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NDSU Department of Music Becomes School of Music Hannah Dillon Staff Writer The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education has renamed the NDSU Department of Music the School of Music. The board renamed the school on Sept. 26. This makes the program one of 49 in the

nation that provide broad curriculums and doctorate degrees in conducting and performing, John Miller, director of the division of fine arts, said. Miller said that the name change doesn’t signify any changes within the program. “The School of Music designation is not reflective of a change in what we do, but a new name that charac-

terizes what we have been doing for the past several years – offering meaningful musical kinships with all our audiences, local and global,” he said. Students in the program are responding positively to the name change. Chelsey Schmitz, a sophomore majoring in music education, exhibited this sentiment. “To students in gen-

eral, the inauguration means that our department has grown and developed strongly enough to be called a school of music, which is definitely something to be proud of!” she said. “There are only 48 other schools of music in the US, so it is a big deal!” Miller said that there will be two concerts to celebrate the inauguration.

One concert will be held March 12, 2013, at the Ordway in St. Paul, Minn. For those who don’t want to travel all the way to the Twin Cities, there will be another concert on March 24, 2013, at the Festival Concert Hall. The NDSU music department began in 1904 with Doc Putnam’s Gold Star Band. The department expanded in 1952 by of-

fering an undergraduate program in music. In 2002, the program expanded again to include doctoral and master’s degrees in conducting and performing. In 2008, the department added master’s degrees in music education.


NDSU’s Disability Services has hired a new specialist who also oversees the assistive technology on campus utilized by students with disabilities. Anita Hanson, an NDSU alumnus, has joined the staff of Disability Services. She is a disability specialist, which is a generalist that does not specify in any one type of disability – he or she knows and understands a wide range of different disabilities. Disability specialists like Hanson first help determine if a student matches the Americans with Disabilities Act’s definition of a disability. Then, she helps these students get accommodations. Bunnie Johnson-Messelt, director of Disability Services, said that accommodations for students with

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Anita Hanson, the new disability specialist on campus, will oversee assistive technologies for students with disabilities.

There are also a number of iPad apps in the assistive technology that can help with note-taking, organiza-

tion and time management. Johnson-Messelt says that Hanson is constantly looking for new products,

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technologies and applications to help students succeed. “She is very enthusiastic, she’s very studentcentered,” Johnson-Messelt said. “She’s a learner herself, so I think that helps too as a staff person, because she continually wants to look for things that will help the student.” Hanson worked for 16 years at the Fond du Lac tribal and community college outside of Duluth, Minn. According to a press release, Hanson did her undergraduate work at NDSU while completing a master’s degree at the University of Minnesota. Any student can contact Disability Services for more information about assistive technology, regardless of if he or she has a disability or not.

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NDSU Hires New Disability Specialist disabilities can include a distraction-free test environment, audio tests and scribes to copy down notes and essay questions. Johnson-Messelt also said that Hanson assists with the assistive technology lab to find applications and other technology that can assist students. “Technology has opened up many, many doors for individuals with disabilities and other individuals,” she said. Disability Services works with several assistive technologies such as Livescribe pens, which record audio as well as write. They also use Read and Write Gold, a reading and writing computer program to help students develop skills, and Dragon Naturally Speaking, a voice to text program. A program called Kurzweil will read back scanned text and FM units, which help students with hearing disabilities in lecture.

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NDSU Students Round 2 for Presidential Candidates Recognize Campus Obama and Romney trade barb Sustainability Day Grant Johnson Student environmental advisory council to host campus-wide cleanup event Josie Tafelmeyer Head News Editor College students across the nation are taking action to promote environmental sustainability. The NDSU Student Environmental Advisory Council (SEAC) will host a campus-wide cleanup event in honor of Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday. Campus Sustainability Day is recognized nationally each year at various colleges in the United States. This day is dedicated to action and reflection on the sustainability movement in higher education. This year marks the tenth annual Campus Sustainability Day, but this is the first year NDSU has recognized the day. Ann Podoll, vice president of SEAC, said the purpose of Campus Sustainability Day is to question how higher education is preparing students for changing climate, economy and society. “Sustainability is about maintaining at a certain level the things that we have now,” Podoll said. “The cleanup event was created to get awareness.” While participants in the event clean up trash around campus, members of SEAC will also lead conversations about sustainability and recycling. “It will be education along with physically helping the environment,” Podoll said. The SEAC cleanup event will take place from 4 to 6

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p.m. Wednesday. The group will meet in E visitor log, south of Sudro. Bags will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring gloves. Students, staff, faculty and friends are welcome to participate. Podoll said it is important for college students to take action for improving their environment. “It starts now,” she said. Podoll said recycling is also a key component of environmental sustainability. Recycling promotes sustainability by not using as much resources, energy or money, she explained. “It’s a simple thing,” Podoll said. “People don’t realize what they can recycle, or they thing it’s too hard.” She mentioned that NDSU does the least amount of recycling between the TriColleges. SECA is currently trying to get more recycling bins around campus. In addition to promoting recycling, SECA recently continued its Adopt-A-Lot program. Similar to adopta-highway, this program allows organizations to commit to keeping a campus parking lot clean throughout the year. So far, over a dozen organizations have shows interest in the program, Podoll said. Some people who enjoy recycling or desire to take an active role in environmental sustainability may not know others who have the same priorities. “This event will be a good chance to get to know other people on campus who have the same interests as you,” Podoll said.

The third debate of the election perked up the ears of college students from the very first question. Obama and Romney met at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. for their first town hall setting debate. With an open floor, candidates answered questions from 85 uncommitted voters. The first question was from a 20-year-old who asked about his college loans and job prospects after college. Romney answered that he wants to continue improving Pell Grants to students and he will create more jobs while erasing the deficit. Obama said he would guarantee more grants avail-

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Kelsi Novitsky Staff Writer “What would you do with 10,000 dollars?” The office of the Provost and the NDSU Research and Technology Park present Innovation week ’13, offering NDSU students the chance to showcase their innovative minds by creating new goods and services. The purpose of Innovation Week ’13 is to: “Encourage students to Main Office: 231-8929 Editor in Chief: 231-8629

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about the candidates’ positions on guns and assault rifles. Obama said he believes in the second amendment; he wants to keep improving the enforcement of laws, and he wants to keep assault rifles off the streets. Romney stated that he would not introduce any new legislation; he would enforce laws and advocate better schools and parents to teach that violence is not the answer. This was the first time the issue of gun control has surfaced in the debates, and it gave each candidate the opportunity to showcase their distinct positions on the issue for the first time. The last debate takes place tonight. It will focus exclusively on foreign policy and will take place in Boca Ranton Fla. Tune in on any major news station.

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class and on small businesses, while raising taxes on the top two percent of Americans. A woman in the crowd asked about the glass ceiling that women face in the workplace. Obama stated that he would provide more Pell Grants to women so more women can get a good education. Romney talked about how he had women in his Governors Cabinet in Massachusetts, and he would encourage employers to have a flexible work schedule for women. On the issue of immigration, Romney said he wants to “staple a green card to every diploma.” Obama focused on his Dream Act and spoke about improving the legal system so that immigrants have an easier process to get into America. Another question from an audience member asked

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able for all students; he mentioned his “investment in America,” and how he will make new jobs for people by rebuilding the infrastructure of the nation. Energy was a topic of debate for the first time this election cycle. Obama would like to up domestic fossil fuel production, while taking tax credits from the oil companies and investing that money in green energy companies. Romney said he would build the Keystone pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and increase more drilling in Alaska to encourage oil production increase in general. Once again, the candidates discussed their position on taxes. Romney illustrated his tax code, saying, “the middle class has been buried the last four years.” Obama said he would like to keep cutting taxes on the middle

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be innovative thinkers, enhance student awareness for innovation as a precursor to entrepreneurship, empower students to pursue entrepreneurship as a career choice, expand student access to resources available for innovation and entrepreneurs, and engage the current entrepreneur and business communities with students.” This is NDSU’s fourth year of Innovation Week, and the second year of the Innovation Challenge,

where students compete with their ideas for a chance to win cash prizes. “Innovation Week is a campus-wide program that includes the Innovation Challenge, educational events and networking opportunities that culminate during the week of Feb. 25 through March 1, 2013,” said Brenda Wyland, interim executive director for the NDSU Research and Technology Park. According to

Wyland, the idea for Innovation Week came from the desire of the Research and Technology Park to help advance start-up efforts coming from NDSU. “One way to help advance those efforts is to start by having students focus on developing new innovations,” Wyland said.

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Costco Opens in West Fargo

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Community members are anticipating the opening of the first Costco in the Dakotas, which will open tomorrow at 8 a.m. with promotions and food samples. The new Costco is located at the southwest corner of I-94 and Veterans Blvd at 750 23rd Ave. E. in West Fargo. According to a press release Costco is a membership warehouse store that sells name brand and privatelabel items at a low price. The West Fargo location will have several departments including: a Gas Station, Bakery, Deli, Optical Center with an optometrist, 1-Hour photo, Tire Center, Hearing Aid Center, Food Court, and Fine Wine & Liquor. Last week customers were already lining up to buy their memberships Tom Haas, the administrative manager of the West Fargo warehouse said. “People can’t wait,” Haas said. “We are really selling memberships at a high rate.” Students and community members who have shopped at Costco locations across the U.S. say they are excited about the opening in West Fargo because they know and like their products. Amy Marquardt, a senior majoring in English Education, said she will absolutely shop at the new Costco in West Fargo. At her hometown Costco in Watertown, S.D. Marquardt said she bought fresh produce, meat, dairy, seafood, fresh baked goods, flowers, clothing and books. She said students would like the warehouse for the same reason she does. “It’s cheap, easy and their products are fabulous!” Marquardt said.

Participating students responded positively to a Facebook poll, which asked who will be “checking out” the new Costco in West Fargo. Four students said, “I’m so pumped! I love Costco!” And two students said, “Sure, I’ll go check it out and see what they have to offer.” The West Fargo Costco is offering gift cards to new members during tomorrows opening Haas said. With the purchase of a Gold Star membership the customer will receive a $10 gift card and a $20 gift card with the purchase of an executive membership. Costco also offers “Costco Cash Cards” which are reloadable and can be used by non-members. According to the Costco website a parent who is a member could potentially load the card with credit from $25 to $1000 for their student to use at any Costco location, including online and Costco gas stations. For more information visit Costco’s website. Tonight the West Fargo opening will begin with an invitation only V.I.P night for local dignitaries. They will be able to tour the store, but not purchase anything Haas said. There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony sometime during the opening events. The West Fargo location is just one of the new Costco locations opening across the U.S. According to the Costco Facebook page new store locations will open throughout the month of November in: Farragut, Tenn., Concordville, Pa., East Peoria, Ill., Sun Prairie, Wis, Rochester, Minn. and Washington D.C. The West Fargo warehouse will be the 440th location in the U.S. and the 610th worldwide according to a press release. Costco’s home office is located in Issaquah, Wash.


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Costco Wholesale is set to open Tuesday, Oct. 23 in West Fargo. This location will be the first in North Dakota.

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Academic Advising Award Nominations Soon Underway

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gible. The Director of AccrediLarry Peterson tation, Assessment and AcaDirector of Accreditation, demic Advising will select a Assesment, & Academic committee of six additional people to coordinate the Advising award process and select one The Provost’s Office has outstanding faculty and one established two awards to outstanding professional adhighlight the importance of visor. The awards committee academic advising at NDSU. will consist of: Director of Accreditation, These awards will recogAssessment, and Academic nize outstanding advising of Advising individual undergraduates by Two undergraduate stufaculty and by professional dents advisors who are committed One representative from to assisting students to reach the Council for Improving their full potential. Advising To be eligible, nominees One faculty member who must have been employed advises undergraduates and advising at NDSU for One professional advisor at least two years. Full time One representative from faculty, instructors and lecthe Division of Student Afturers who actively advise fairs individual undergraduates Winners will be selected are eligible for the Outstandin a two-stage process. In ing Faculty Advising Award. the first stage, students and Professional advisors are alumni will be encouraged eligible for the Outstanding to nominate a deserving canProfessional Advisor Award. didate and provide specific Individuals who have reexamples of the nominee’s ceived the award within the previous five years are ineli- exemplary advising.

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In the second stage, nominees will be contacted by the selection committee and asked to provide additional information about their advising philosophies and activities. Each winner will receive an honorarium of $1,000, will be recognized with a plaque in the Memorial Union, and will be encouraged to apply for the NACADA Outstanding Advising Award. Winners should demonstrate the qualities that distinguish excellent advising by being: knowledgeable and accountable, accessible and approachable, caring and responsive, and genuinely concerned for each student as an individual. Nominations will be accepted from Nov. 1 through 30. Nominees will have until Jan. 15 to submit their materials to the selection committee, which will make its decision by Feb.15. Nominations can be submitted at http://

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CA Movie: Dark Knight Rises 7 and 9:30 p.m. “As those innova- advancing skills needed in tions are vetted and mature, the workforce,” Wyland MU Century Theater the park can provide the assistance they need to help move a concept to adoption in the marketplace.” During this year’s innovation challenge, students are given the opportunity to compete in three categories or tracks: Innovations of a service, method or process; Innovations of goods and products; and a new track this year, innovations of goods or services that involve the use of corn, including stalks, grain, cobs, oil and protein. The North Dakota Corn Council is sponsoring this addition. Wyland feels the Innovation Challenge ’13 is a great way to showcase the talent of NDSU students. “This is an opportunity for students to think critically and creatively by developing new innovations which can assist with

said. “As a result, Innovation Week and the Innovation Challenge are great strengths to highlight on a resume. Not to mention the chance to win 10,000 dollars.” A $5,000 prize is awarded to the winner of each of the three tracks. Later, these three winners compete for the grand prize of $10,000. Just as important as the prizes is the opportunities Innovation Week provides for students to learn and grow. “As NDSU’s culture continues to move towards an entrepreneurial mindset, Innovation Week plays a vital role in the first step of making that a reality,” Wyland said. “Innovation drives entrepreneurship.”

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International Perspective: Flu Season Has Arrived

Equity and Diversity Center observes LGBTQ Pride Month Yasser Shaikh

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Staff Writer The modern American youth seems less likely to judge. There seems to be no criteria or scale they will classify you upon. Very few people in this free country-at least no one from this generation-- want to stereotype others or form opinions about people, which is one of the most amazing and striking parts of the modern American society. The same feeling has been orchestrated at the Bison Nation. Not just in terms of cultural and religious tolerance, but in terms of gender and sexual orientations too. NDSU has truly made all efforts to make its campuses a “Safe Zone.” What initially caught my attention were the posters for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride month being observed by NDSU and organized by Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach. Coming from a country where rights of homosexuals and transgender individuals have only been recently recognized, I was curious to know how different it is in this country and on this very campus. Regina Ramney, diversity program coordinator at the EDC, enlightened me about the concept of the Pride Month. “It was earlier called as ‘coming out week,’ which most of us thought was not appropriate, as ‘coming out’ felt like singling out the individuals. We want to make them feel very much a part of this society,” she said. The EDC has organized many different events in the month of October like Gaytino, a musical by Dan Guerrero. It is a Chicano musical

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International student Yasser Shaikh, a senior majoring in biology, admires the ways American students accept diverse groups of people.

play about the life and times of Dan. Besides this, there was “Stories of my Second Lives,” a comical yet educating talk by transgender educator Donna Ross. Ross spoke about her transition and the reactions she invited from the society in her change. There are also many other interesting and educational events organized throughout the rest of October. The whole idea of Safe Zone and LGBTQ Pride month is to help out the students dealing with gender identity issues and those having uncommon sexual orientations. It is a difficult thing to “come out” for certain people, even in an ultra-modern society like that of America. But the EDC makes it simple. However, the responsibility of this is not only on the EDC or the campus authorities, but also on the students. “We must remember that sexual orientation is not something we choose or pick. It is not like picking a dress out of your wardrobe. It is involuntary. And we all as allies must try and support those who have the courage to identify themselves, those who come out,” Ramney mentioned, while talking about homophobia. The first step in becoming

an ally is to educate himself or herself. Although the Internet is a very good tool for educational resources, the EDC also holds educational workshops and training programs for students and faculty. These workshops deal with training an individual to be more accepting, supportive and understanding. They also hold workshops for family members of “out” individuals. “The most important thing is to focus on the fact that we are all human, and all deserve to be treated with respect and kindness,” Afton Joanne Samson, a sophomore majoring in English, said. Samson is an ally of the LGBTQ Safe Zone program. She believes that standing up against homophobic behavior helps everyone, as we may never know who is in a class with us, especially if they are not out yet. “The [NDSU] campus is just as safe [for out individuals] as for any other student,” Samson said when asked about the safety of NDSU campus for “out” individuals. Now all we need to do is spread the word and reach out with our questions and I am sure the EDC and the LGBTQ allies will guide us well from there.

With the arrival of colder temperatures, harsher winds and wetter air, the season of the flu has made its entrance. As many make their traditional annual trip to the doctor’s office to get the flu shot, others are more wary of the injection or simply may not fully understand its advantages.

What is the flu shot? doctors define the traditional flu shot as “an injection into the muscle that contains flu-virus particles that stimulate anti-flu immunity, but which cannot cause the flu.” In short, you are essentially being injected with a dormant flu virus to help combat invading malignant flu symptoms. For people ages 18-64, there is also the option of getting an intradermal flu shot, which is the same as a traditional flu shot but is only injected skin deep rather than into your muscle. Nasal-spray flu vaccines have also been approved, and more information can be found on the WebMD website.

Who should get the flu shot?

Various factors play into who should get the flu shot, such as age, career type and people with other medical conditions. Children who are six months to 18 years old and people over the age of 50 should get the flu shot. Workers in hospitals, nursing homes, childcare centers and homes of children under age five should also be vaccinated. If you have medical conditions, such as asthma,

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Students wanting to become more prepared for this year’s flu season should consider getting a flu shot. More information can be found at Student Health Service on campus.

diabetes or other heart, lung and immune system diseases, consult with your doctor before getting the flu shot. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention also suggests that people with allergies to eggs should not get vaccinated, due to the fact that “the influenza vaccine is grown in eggs.”

When should I get the flu shot?

“Flu season” falls between the months of October and May, so typically the best time to get the shot is in early October, or even September. However, getting the shot in December or January can still help decrease your chances of contracting the flu since it lasts throughout the majority of the spring season. Keep in mind that you should allow two weeks before you

expect to see the results of your flu immunization.

How does the flu shot affect my body?

It is rare for people to experience serious side effects after receiving a flu shot. However, minor side effects do exist that you should be aware of. Swelling or soreness in your arm, common cold symptoms and subdued fever are the most customary byproducts of the flu vaccine. Doctor of Medicine Michael Smith assures patients that “the benefits of getting a flu shot far outweigh the risk of flu shot side effects.”

Students Discover the Oldest Book at the NDSU Library Linda Norland & Jack Dura Contributing Writers It all started with a bet, and a mutual fascination with books and history, of course. There are very few greater treasure hunts than the search for something interesting to read. But as Jack and I randomly perused the shelves in search of one such book, we came up with a game to narrow our options -- to see who could find the oldest book in 10 minutes. After our brief game turned up a series of volumes from 1783, we became even more curious: How old was the oldest book in the NDSU library system? We are both competitive people, and as soon as I asked the question, we immediately wagered our guesses. I thought the oldest book would be from between 1650 and 1700, Jack thought from 1750 to 1783. He scribbled an official bet down on paper, and suddenly five whole dollars were on the line. It was time to get serious. Instead of randomly searching every shelf (a futile act, as we would later discover), we decided that this was a question that would take some inquiry to answer. Jack and I were fortunate to run into Nicole Mason (Ag-

ricultural and Biological Sciences Librarian) at the reference desk that day, as her own inquisitive nature was really what got our question answered. Her curiosity piqued, Mason had us give her our email addresses and said she would email us when she found an answer. After some searching, Mason contacted Jennifer Fairall, Digital Initiatives & Metadata Librarian, who then went about the task. “Basically, I created a list of books for all of our locations and then sorted those lists by date to find the oldest book,” Fairall said. Finally, after 10 days of waiting, we got a response: Matya Armstrong | The Spectrum The oldest book was from The oldest book at the NDSU Library dates back to 1627 and contains veterinary information regarding farm animals. 1627 -- I had won the bet! In the email, Mason told sues than money at stake erinary handbook concerning raphy, but each letter “s” was us the title of the book: “The here: a possibly lost book, a the many ailments afflicting written in its long form style, Government of Cattell.” Sud- trove of knowledge and our farm animals. Cattell is ac- resembling an “f” without a denly more questions arose in own sanity should we leave tually an old world spelling cross through it. of the word “cattle.” Now it With hundreds of casour minds. What was Cattell? the mystery hanging. We also found out that all made sense -of course es, from “red water of the Neither of us had ever heard of a country by such a name. reviewing every shelf of the a former agricultural college sheepe” to “scabs of the oxHad we inadvertently uncov- library would have left us would have a book about the en’s muzzle,” Mascal’s handbook offered treatments for a ered an ancient book on the with an incorrect answer to afflictions of cattle. “Since we are the library myriad of livestock ailments. governing practices of a lost the “oldest book question” because the book in question of a land grant institution, Besides these countless afculture? “I was excited to discover was in the library’s storage where a very large portion of flictions and cures making for the subject since it fits into annex. At the reference desk research and education is in an interesting read, the marks one of my subject areas. I again, Mason showed us how the area of agriculture, I can left by previous owners also now want to take a closer to request a book from the an- see why we would retain this added a characteristic flair to the ancient handbook. look and read through some nex, and before long the text item,” Mason said. was ours to behold! What Paging through Leonard One of the first pages is -- if not all -- of it someday,” wonders would this antiquarMascal’s “The Government evidence of just that: “James Mason said. ian tomb contain? of Cattell” made for an incame across this the 18 of AuAlthough our bet was finWhat seemed like a narratriguing, though difficult, gust.” Whoever James was or ished, Jack and I knew that our search was not yet over. tive about a little-known civi- read. Not only was the print may have been we will never There were more critical is- lization was actually a vet- like that of old world callig- know, but his trace has been

left in the book for all time. Another man, Thomas Herbert, wrote that he bought Mascal’s handbook on Mar. 14, 1649. Several pencil drawings have also been made on the same page as Herbert’s message. Having seen five centuries, NDSU’s copy of “The Government of Cattell” has no doubt had countless other owners over the past 385 years. Besides who once owned the book, the identity of the author is also intriguing. Leonard Mascal was an expert in the field of husbandry. He penned several books on various subjects concerning animals and farm labor before his death in 1589, which continued to be printed for decades afterwards. Some of his works continue to be printed today. A fine example of 17th Century literature, Mascal’s “The Government of Cattell” was not what we expected to find at the end of our hunt for NDSU’s oldest library book. Though an exciting and somewhat whimsical read, it is not as useful as it once was due to veterinary advances in the past centuries. For now, Mascal’s handbook is just something to page through and wonder about. As to how it got from a London printing press in 1627 to a North Dakota research university, we can only guess.

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Beyonce Announced as Performer for 47th Super Bowl Matt Paulsen Spectrum Staff Over time, the Super Bowl has become more than just the biggest football game of the year; it has become a can’t miss event. Whether turning in for the game, wanting to watch all of those brand new commercials, or waiting for the musical act at half time, it really has something for everyone. Throughout the years, musical guests have spanned the spectrum from classic rockers such as the Rolling Stones and The Who to soul singers like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and everything in between. Last year’s half time show by Madonna ended up being the most watched halftime show of all time with 114 million viewers. This year the honor goes to none other than Beyonce. A trip to her Twitter page confirms her as performing, where one can see a picture of Beyonce wearing eye black with the date of the Super Bowl. In 2004, she performed the National Anthem before the game, so she has had prior contact with the NFL. Beyonce is certainly qualified to take the stage, with 16 Grammy Awards, a 2011 Billboard Millennium Award, and at least eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 either solo or as a part of Destiny’s Child. The choice also marks the return to modern female solo artists, which the NFL chose to go away from following the infamous wardrobe

malfunction back in 2004. Since 2004, the NFL has preferred acts such as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. This trend seems to be breaking, as the show has gotten back to more recent artists following the Black Eyed Peas in 2011 and now Beyonce. If the show goes off without incident, it could be the start of returning to shows by current artists. There is nothing wrong with the prior choices, but it would come as no surprise that the NFL has erred on the side of caution since that fateful day in 2004. Nine years should be a long enough time frame to keep playing it safe. The question now will be who will perform alongside Beyonce on February 3, if anyone. If recent years have proved anything, it is that someone will accompany her. In 2011 the Peas brought along Usher, and last year Madonna brought along LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and Cee Lo Green. The logical choice would be husband and rap star Jay-Z, or she could opt to go with a blast from the past with a Destiny’s Child reunion. Whatever she chooses, it should make for an interesting performance. When one thinks of Super Bowl halftime shows, names like Madonna and Beyonce don’t exactly come to mind right away, but at least the NFL mixes it up each year keeping it exciting. The 47th Super Bowl will take place on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans on CBS. It’s safe to say the world will be watching.

Next ‘Ghostbusters’ to Start Filming in 2013

It’s finally happening, and without Bill Murray Steven Strom A&E Editor A new Ghostbusters film may finally, finally, finally be entering into production in 2013 according to an article in Deadline. “Ghostbusters 3” is probably one of the most famous instances of “development hell” in film history. Scripts for a third film in the popular franchise have been floating around, being pitched, rewritten and dropped for literally decades. The series’ principle actors have waffled back and forth on their desire to be involved in a sequel again and again. Primarily, Bill Murray’s indecision has been a major point of contention. Possible new cast members rumored to be involved have ranged from Ben Stiller to Seth Rogen. 2009’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game from developer Terminal Reality finally brought everyone’s hopes for a new film to a head, as it featured almost the entire cast (including each of the titular Ghostbusters) as they reprised their roles from the first films. However, even that wasn’t enough to finally get the project off the ground. Now, buried in a story concerning rumored director Ivan Reitman’s upcoming film “Draft Day,” we may possibly have confirmation

that the film will begin production next year. “Paramount chose not to make it in the small window that Reitman has before he is expected to finally get the long-gestating Ghostbusters reboot in front of the cameras next summer for Sony Pictures (sans Bill Murray). ... It would be tough to find room to squeeze in the football film and get done before Reitman goes back to Ghostbusters duty. Paramount insiders tell me that if the film can’t happen in this nearly impossibly short window, the studio could simply hang on to “Draft Day,” and make it after Reitman and Costner finish their obligations.” Murray’s indecision concerning his own involvement with the film has been flagged as a primary reason for the decades long delay. While the actor is well known for having an aversion to sequels, he has continued to toy with the idea in public for years. In spite of this, he has been reluctant to give his blessing on a new film that didn’t involve him or the original cast. This has put the project in something of a bind as Murray’s name is practically synonymous with the franchise. However, it seems that those others involved may have finally gotten fed up with the actor’s perennial feet-dragging and will just move on without him. Dan Ackroyd made a


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Warner Bros. Wins Legal Victory over Superman Rights Steven Strom A&E Editor Warner Bros., the multimedia company that owns DC Comics, has won a decisive legal battle against the family of Joe Shuster, one of the co-creators of Superman. An article in Variety discussed the case this week. Specifically, it featured comments from a federal judge citing an agreement made by the Shuster family in 1992 that prevents them now from “exercising a portion of copyright law that allows authors to recapture their works.” The judge involved was U.S. District Judge Otis Wright. Regarding the case, Wright wrote “the effort by Jean Peavy, the sister of Joseph Shuster, and her son, Mark Warren Peary, to exercise a so-called “termination right” was superseded by a 1992 pact made shortly after Shuster’s death. In it, Peavy and her brother Frank signed a deal with DC Comics, a unit of Warner Bros., to cover Joseph Shuster’s debts and pay her $25,000 a

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year for the rest of her life. Wright noted in his opinion that DC’s then-executive vice president Paul Levitz admonished them that by taking the agreement, they “would fully resolve any

past, present or future claims against DC.” Warner Bros. currently produces games, toys, movies, television series, animated shows and many, many other things based on the Su-

perman product. IGN notes in their own write-up of the story that, even if this case was to eventually swing in the Shuster family’s favor, it would be unlikely for that to change. However, it would probably mean that the company would have to pay a great deal of money to the family in order to rent the character. In spite of the Shuster family’s issues, the family of Shuster’s fellow co-creator, Jerry Siegel is having greater luck. Last week, the LA Times reported that a judge in 2008 ruled in favor of Siegel’s heirs, stating that they own 50 percent of the rights to the character from Warner Bros. The company is set to appeal the case on Nov. 5. Warner Bros. is currently working on a new Superman film titled “Man of Steel,” being directed by Zack Snyder (Sucker Punch, Watchmen). The film is scheduled for release some time in 2013. With a new film underway, and the character’s someone patched popularity in the comic book scene following DC Comic’s New 52, it’s likely that Warner Bros. will want to wrap these issues up as soon as possible.

LightBox Interactive Faces Lay-Offs, Restructures

‘Starhawk’ drops 24 employees after ending its deal with Sony Steven Strom A&E Editor

LightBox Interactive, developer of the Playstation 3 exclusive Starhawk, laid off 24 employees yesterday after ending their partnership with Sony. The studio will now be exiting console development and move on to developing titles for the iOS. LightBox Interactive President Dylan Jobe explained the downsize in a public statement. “I am not shutting down LightBox Interactive but I did preemptively inform my staff that there were going to be lay-offs on Friday -- 24 people to be exact,” Jobe said. “Too often in our industry, people are “let-go” with no warning, no severance, no time at all to prepare their portfolios. It’s actually quite

terrible. That’s NOT how we run things here at LightBox Interactive. The whole reason for me informing my team of lay-offs before they happen is so they have time to prepare. Collect stuff for their portfolios, capture screen shots or video -- the stuff that helps people land on their feet. All 24 employees were also given a severance package.” The studio was formed in 2009 and founded mostly by former members of Incognito Entertainment. Incognito was responsible for the development of such games as War of the Monsters, Twisted Metal Black and Starhawk’s spiritual predecessor, Warhawk. Since the lay-offs were confirmed, Sony has also stated that they have ended their partnership with the studio, which they had helped with the development of Starhawk. The maintenance Warhawk and its successor will be handled

by Sony Santa Monica from now on. Starhawk, while critically well received, failed to find much of an audience in terms of sales. The singleplayer portion of the game has since been made available as a free download on the Playstation Network, with the multiplayer component also available as a separate, online purchase. Jobe went on to detail the reasons behind the staff reduction and the move to the iOS platform. “Why the lay-offs? Well, as you know... the industry is changing. We are moving away from traditional console development to selffund the development of our next game on Apple’s iOS devices. Santa Monica Studio and Sony Computer Entertainment are fantastic people and great to work with. We have had, and will continue to have, a great relationship with everyone over there and

I have no doubt that they’ll continue to bring the kickass games -- and hardware -- to gamers everywhere.” LightBox is by no means the only developer to suffer so far in 2012. Sony alone has shut down numerous studios this year, including the WipEout creators Studio Liverpool and Zipper Interactive, the makers of SOCOM and MAG. The most high-profile development house closure this year involved 38 Studios and Big Huge Games, founded by former professional baseball player Curt Shilling. The ensuing debacle involving the Rhode Island government is considered by many to be the first in a trend of game developer troubles that is showing no sign of stopping, even as we approach the holiday season.

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statement much to that effect in August during an interview with Metro. “It’s sad but we’re passing it on to a new generation. “Ghostbusters 3” can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make



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Open Your Eyes How the Other Half Lives Part II

Journeys through the non-profit world Victims are the solution to bullying “A Thought Less Traveled”


Perhaps you have heard of Amanda Todd. Her name has been all over the Internet lately, from Facebook and Twitter to news sites across the world. A 15 year old girl from British Columbia, she was harassed and bullied on the internet and in schools across the span of years and cities until she finally committed suicide two weeks ago. After looking into Amanda’s story and watching the video she posted on YouTube a few months before her death, I couldn’t help but feel

“The solution then, is not only about preventing bullying, it is about equipping the best, brightest kids with the tools to deflect all of the abuse” a ball of anger burning inside me. The issue is incredibly complex, and the search for solutions to bullying is equally as difficult. By no means is Amanda’s case a stray instance, but because her story is so visible, it is a good castoff point for the catalyzing of change. Even Amanda’s story is complex. She was blackmailed on the Internet, and when she showed a stiff backbone, the bullying made the jump to her school. Here, her abusers latched on like leeches on a minnow. They sucked the life from her, drove her into depression, and chased her out of the town. She and her dad moved. Twice. And then she went to live with her mother. Her cyber-tormenter – the insane creep that he is – followed her everywhere. Finally, after publishing a YouTube video that detailed her story in a cry for help, she took her own life. And for what? At the age of fifteen, she had made a few more mistakes than most kids her age. But they were hardly life-ruining choices. Given a healthy support group of friends and family – which, at one point, she had – those choices, if left alone, would have ended up as nothing but learned lessons for her to look back and reflect upon later in life. But when you throw her vicious tormenters into the mix, those hateful, spiteful, ignorant fool kids who took such joy from tearing her down and watching her life fall into pieces before them, those choices she made were exploded into something they never should have been. Instead of questioning the asinine judgments imposed upon her by her peers, Amanda instead questioned her own decisions – she listened to her abusers, believed that what she had done was a big deal, let them get into her head. Never should this have happened to a girl like Amanda. Never should it happen to anyone. And yet it does, day after day. Why do kids have

somewhat invisible or hidden because of people tucked “Miss Adventure” away at shelters or under TESSA TORGESON bridges, but a 2009 Wilder Staff Writer point in time survey found such a need to bully? Look that 763 people were homeupon the sneering face of Last issue I discussed less in our community (alany teenager in the middle of how I found my niche in the most half are veterans). pulling a nasty prank or dropThis number might seem non-profit world after a few ping a cruel joke, and see if low in North Dakota comunsuccessful retail stints. you don’t feel the urge to pared to larger cities and ecWhile non-profits might not knock them back down into onomically struggling states, be for everybody, the importheir rightful place. but it is still an increasingly tant thing is that everybody Their need to put others relevant problem. Shelters can find a career that they down stems directly from in the community are burstview as meaningful and fits their own insecurities. The ing at the seams. The homewell with their values. cycle is sickening – kids who I fervently believe that less population has spiked have no self-confidence take people deserve to be treated the last two years because heart in destroying the lives with compassion and digni- of people coming from other of bright, happy children ty-- especially people strug- areas of the country seeking with no insecurities. The gling with disability, mental employment and then strugbullies instill these innocent health issues, addictions or gling to find it outside of the victims with all of their own unfortunate circumstances oil patch. poisonous hate, anger, and I have met many of the such as homelessness. I think self-loathing. people who have left behind that at any moment if the And why don’t the victhe shadows of abandoned wind swung the pendulum tims fight back? Because factories and shattered glass just the wrong way, the stathat isn’t who they are. They of dying manufacturing citbility could sway in any perdon’t have the same evil inson’s life. It could very well ies like Detroit and Clevestincts as their tormenters. be you, me, a family member land in hopes of starting a They weren’t molded to ruin or friend in that seemingly new life in Fargo. They come others’ lives, and even when hopeless situation. The other to Fargo with glimmering astheir own wellbeing is at half really is not that dif- pirations of a job and place to stake, they have the strength ferent than us, simply with live. I think of one lady in of will and clarity of mind to more barriers to face on a particular with schizophresee that retaliation is fruitdaily basis-- namely, finding nia, who had thought movless. ing to Fargo would change a place to sleep at night. If they are lucky, that is. Working with the home- things. Unfortunately, she Children like Amanda are less population of Fargo- found that her demons-- the sucked into the vicious cycle Moorhead has opened my voices that haunted her head, too quickly– they haven’t eyes to the reality of home- the delusions-- followed her even the time to get a glimpse lessness in our community. wherever she went. Every of what is real and what matHomelessness might be day she would sigh and ask ters before the abuse completely consumes their lives. So where do we begin to solve this problem? Bullying probably will never go away – it is the base evil that plagues our world and prevents us from attaining any lasting peace at any imaginable scale. But kids can overcome it! All they need is the vision to realize that what they are enduring with such grace and dignity is trivial in the larger scheme of their lives. It is all but common knowledge that college is the perfect time when kids like this can come out of their shell and begin to flourish. What is often overlooked is the reason for that flourishing. Sure, it is easier to make friends in college due to the wider array of potential friends at your disposal. But what really matters is that the bullies never make it that far. Those who were never able to deal with their insecurities in any constructive way are eaten alive by them, and are often never able to attain success at any level comparable with that of their victims. The solution then, is not only about preventing bullying, it is about equipping the best, brightest kids with the tools to deflect all of the abuse. At home and at school, when bullying becomes an issue – and even before it becomes an issue – kids should according to event schedHELP WANTED: be made to know that it is not Part-time positions. ules. Applicants are encourthe end of the world. That The FARGODOME is ac- aged to fill out applications people who bully are never cepting applications for at the FARGODOME, 1800 worth listening to. What they part-time employment in North University Drive, say really does not matter in the following positions: Ca- Fargo, ND. No phone calls the slightest. shiers, Servers, Fry Cooks, please. Equal Opportunity So as the debate rages in Custodial, Stagehands, Con- Employer. Canada over the next couple version Workers. Hours vary Exp Date: 10/29/2012 of weeks on how best to deal with cyber bullying and the drafting of anti-bullying legislation as a reaction to the death of Amanda Todd, we should also be looking at how we can better equip children to deal with these, the greatest rigors of middle and high school.

me, “when are things gonna get better?” I told her I knew it was hard but to hang in there, to be patient. One day I saw her with her head in her hands, tears streaked across her face. I asked her what was wrong and she told me, “I guess things really aren’t that different here than all the other cities I’ve been to.” She was right in a sense. A change in geography does not change the chronic problems faced by many people who are homeless such as mental illness, chemical dependency, disability, lack of education and criminal history. Yet, Fargo does have the benefits of a dedicated homeless coalition and active community members addressing the problem of homelessness. Working with the homeless population can be certainly sad and exhausting. To be sure, it is the farthest thing from glamorous work. I have cleaned every bodily fluid known to man over the years and have come in contact with bed bugs, lice, MRSA and other creepy crawly creatures. I have worked 80hour weeks and been paid for 40. I have been called every expletive in the book and frighteningly enough, have been given death threats. I have spent holidays with strangers rather than my fam-


Burnout happens often in this field. Stress, long hours and being around chaos takes its toll on people. I have learned to make home as quiet and as gentle as possible. Self-care, reading and doing things I enjoy away from the turbulence are essential to stay healthy and balanced. Even with all of the downsides of working in human services, I do not know that I would really have it any other way. I feel more comfortable consoling someone having a panic attack or coming down from hard drugs then someone complaining about a fly in their soup. The positives far outweigh the negatives, and through all of the tragedy and sadness, I have witnessed there has also been joy, laughter and growth. I chose to focus on the growth of my clients. The literal and metaphorical bruises and scars that heal and fade with time are replenished with a new vibrancy. Even when that does not happen, when people repeatedly fall and slip into old ways, I try to remember that the healing itself is a journey, not a destination. And that’s something that everybody can learn from. Tessa is a senior majoring in English.


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What if?

A Simple Heads Up A look into uniqueness in society Are you ready? “Simply Holland”

Holland Lind Contributing Writer

Have you ever succumbed to peer pressure? I will admit that I have. We all want to belong in some way or form. Even people who state that they do not care what people think of them do care in the sense of not caring. Now, I wonder what our world would be like if these social barriers did not trap us. This article is more of a thought process than an opinion because I want to explore the imagination, wondering, “what if?” What if we all abstained from following the trends and fads of our fellow classmates, family, friends, acquaintances and celebrities? I believe that everyone has a lot to give to this world. Each person has a unique set of talents and personal style. But do we always show them? Peer pressure has been around for hundreds of years. A person will do many things to fit in with those around them. We will change our styles, hair, clothing, opinions, attitude, music, hobbies, sports and interests based on the people around us. This is extremely prevalent in high school, but also occurs in college and throughout adult life.

If you observe the people around you, you may notice that friend groups usually have many likenesses; a group of people you see may be wearing similar styles of clothing or have the same hair. I have also noticed this while visiting other colleges,

“What would our society and world be like if we all stopped listening to peer pressure and our need to fit in?” seeing that people dress alike and each college has a different style. Now this is neither a bad or good thing, but what if we didn’t dress compared to those around us? What if we wore what we really wanted to? There have been many articles of my clothing sitting in my closet that I am too afraid to wear based on what people will think of them, which really is nonsense. I should wear them because I like them. I believe many people have the same problem, but they may pertain to a different subject. I love Jazz music, however many people in my age group do not. Nevertheless, I refuse to let this love go. That is how everyone should be; if you love classical, country, pop, rap, screamo, rock or

any other type of music, you should love it no matter what others think of it.

This goes for all other subjects that relate to peer pressure. Learn to be who you are, and like what you like. Imagine seeing a person walk down the street wearing a unique outfit and sporting bright blue hair. What would your first response be? Would you judge them on their appearance and choice of fashion? Or would you respect them for being true to themselves and proudly displaying their personal uniqueness to the world? Now not everyone needs to dye his or her hair to be unique. It may be really subtle changes in your life that make you unique. What would our society and world be like if we all stopped listening to peer pressure and our need to fit in? I imagine it would be spectacular! New inventions would be made, fashions would be even more interesting than they are now, and who knows what else. We have nothing to be afraid of, so why don’t we act like ourselves and follow our own tune? To the individuals who already do, well done, and I appreciate your style. So be true to yourself and confident in who you are and see where life takes you! Holland is a senior majoring in Apparel, Retain Merchandise and Design.

SUZY CAVALIER Contributing Writer

Lately, some of my friends have been lightly chattering amongst fellow students whether they want to be living in the dorms next semester, next year or not. Students find out what they don’t like in roommates, the weird quirky habits that rack your every nerve, or maybe even just strong dislikes in each others’ favorite types of music that may make you want to bash your head against a wall. Living on campus has a lot of perks to it, yet so does living off campus. How many sacrifices are you willing to make in deciding to move out of the dorms? Living off of campus definitely is something I don’t regret choosing to do at a four-year college away from home. If someone would have told me the about the responsibilities of living on my own in more detail, with the expenses, managing



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according to the situation with your roommates, if that’s the case. Most the time, you have your own room, a kitchen, possibly a backyard and you don’t have to wait for half of your floor to get done with laundry. Grocery shopping can also be a blast if you have enough cash, and you get a bit more range with what you want in your diet. But, all of that comes with a price and many responsibilities. If you’re looking to live off campus, simply know that it can really test your patience and personal will power and control over the money you earn yourself. In a few aspects, it can be a whole lot cheaper than dorm life in the long run, but during the current time, life can be pricey. It has a lot more responsibility tied to it than you would ever imagine. If you’re ready for it, I highly encourage you to get out in the real world and experience true independence and how much you are willing to bend for those freedoms. Suzy is a junior majoring in journalism.

The Dreaded Fifteen

Is freshman year weight gain a myth? Cassandra RohlfingContributing Writer


my time better, how to balance those annoying shifts at work and that conscience nagging check book, things may have been a little less crazy and stressful. There are many little things that we don’t notice growing up that are important aspects of living on our own, down to cleaning supplies, groceries, clothes and even scissors or tape. Furniture, dishes, silverware, toothpaste, tissues, toilet paper and a whole lot more are all things that can cost a lot of money and seem like never ending needs. Unlike living off campus, you have a meal plan in dorms if you choose, and don’t have to grocery shop on your own. You mainly have a bed and chairs or a little couch and some lamps provided by the school. Dishes aren’t a huge need, having dining centers with the already paid bill that allows you to indulge in daily meals. And, if something needs to be fixed, you just contact your RA for assistance. A huge perk to living off campus is the freedom to come and go as you choose,

Surely, we’ve all at least heard the phrase “The Freshman 15.” It seems to be one of those unavoidable, scary evils when entering your first year of college. It’s almost unfathomable to think that something that once was so easily avoided throughout high school suddenly would become so impossible to maintain. Does this unappealing myth even exist? Researchers are starting to say no. Fifteen pounds is actually quite a bit of an overestimation. It’s more along the lines of three pounds, according to a study released in October of 2011 by Social Science Quarterly. Sounds like a bit of a relief, doesn’t it? Especially so when you consider the fact that students gain only half a pound more than their non-student counterparts during the first year out of high school. The Social Science Quarterly goes into even more detail as to why we, as college students, gain the weight we managed to keep off as adolescents. Higher calorie foods, lack of sleep, higher amounts of stress, more caffeine and lack of physical

activity are all contributions to why students gain weight throughout college. Needing something quick, cheap and convenient to eat so you can pull an allnighter for your test at 9 a.m. is something that becomes quite the “norm” during your years at a higher education institute. College is a time of freedom, where one’s parents aren’t dictating almost every aspect of their life. You have the choice eat what you want and when you want. All of this freedom comes at a price, though. Taking part of everything that college has to offer takes up a lot of time. Something has to get cut to keep up with all of it. Unfortunately, sleep is the biggest thing that gets cut. In fact, only about 10 percent of students feel that they get the adequate amount of sleep every night. Students who sleep less often have to rely on highcalorie caffeinated beverages to keep them pushing throughout the day and they tend to exercise less than they may have during their high school years. Both of these things are factors that would lead to weight gain in anybody, not just your typical college freshman. The biggest factor to weight gain in one’s college years, according to Social

Science Quarterly, is the consumption of alcohol. In their study, they found that students who consumed alcohol regular basis gained more weight than the students who did not. Nutritionists have found that alcohol has more calories per gram than any other nutrient besides fat. Those additional amounts of calories soon take a toll on the body. So, for all of you freshmen, you can breathe a much needed sigh of relief. You probably won’t gain those frightening fifteen pounds this year. You can, however, make sure that this doesn’t happen by realizing that it’s important to adapt to a healthy lifestyle even with all of your new found freedom and responsibilities. If you’re going to drink, do it on occasion. Try to maintain the closest thing you can to a balanced diet, even with all the temptation around you. Take advantage of the Wellness Center that we all have to pay for in our student fees anyway. Finally, realize that gaining a few pounds isn’t the end of the world. Remember, college is a new and exciting time. You can enjoy it without having to make your body pay the price. Cassandra is a sohpomore majoring in journalism.


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Sports Lynx Bandwagon Anyone? Sam Herder Sports Editor How about them Lynx? You know, the professional women’s basketball team out of Minnesota. They’re in the WNBA finals. That’s right, a Minnesota team made the finals. As of the deadline for this paper (Friday for me), the Lynx are tied 1-1 with the Indiana Fever. The two teams will battle again Friday and Sunday in the best of five series. By the team you read this, our Minnesota Lynx could possibly be WNBA champions. Or the Fever could be too, I guess. But, that is unlikely to happen. Why? Because the Lynx are simply dominant in the WNBA. The Lynx ran the table during the regular season, going 27-7. They pushed through opponents with ease to reach the finals. Players Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore and Minnesota Gopher product Lindsay Whalen are some of top players in the league. Not to mention, the Lynx won the championship last year. Despite all this, the excitement in Minnesota surrounding this team just isn’t there. And to be honest, I don’t understand that. Why is it that when Christian Ponder throws a pick, my twitter feed explodes, but when the Lynx win a WNBA Finals game, I see one, maybe two tweets. “Come on Sam, its women’s basketball.” That’s ignorance. Yeah, the NBA is a more exciting league. Dunks and the rest of that fancy stuff are always fun to watch. But the NBA always reaches that bland point in the season. If you want to watch a league with no flops, no attitudes and no star players laying on the ground for several minutes because they simply got poked in the eye, then try and catch a WNBA game. It really is worth watching. You will see passion, pride and defense every single game. Any good basketball fan should see this. The WNBA is good basketball. It’s a different breed a basketball, but still a fun one to watch. But that’s the thing--basketball fans just don’t care. As harsh as it is to say, fans don’t care about the WNBA. And there lies the problem. The WNBA can’t expand their product without fan support and audience attendance. TV stations won’t want to air the games. ESPN shows won’t want to talk about the games. The league simply cannot get on the same national level as the male professional sports with their market. Will that ever change? I really don’t know. What I do know is that the WNBA cannot do anything to change it. Their product is as good as it will be. What they need is basketball fans to tune in and recognize the level of play. With more viewership come the TV deals and the Sportscenter time slots. And what better state to start this support than Minnesota? I mean, come on people, we’re two games from repeating as champions. Building the Minnesota Lynx fan base can be the stepping stone used for the WNBA. I know we have passionate fans in Minnesota and the Dakotas. Yet, the best Minnesotan team is the least supported. It’s time to change that. And although I’m not a fan of bandwagon jumpers, I think it’s appropriate we all jump on the Lynx and the WNBA.

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The NDSU football team introduced the USD Coyotes to the Missouri Valley Football Conference the same way four security guards introduced the first-quarter caped streaker at Howard Wood Field, unwelcoming, rough and to the ground. The Bison scored their first of many touchdowns the play after the streaker was tackled outside the field en route to a 54-0 whopping of the Coyotes. NDSU scored in almost all phases of the game in their first game against USD as MVFC opponents and the defense only allowed a stunning 76 yards of total offense. Quarterback Brock Jensen rebounded from last week’s three interception loss and threw for two touchdowns while also rush-

ing for two. Running back Sam Ojuri added two rushing scores, cornerback Zack Colvin intercepted a pass for a touchdown, and Christian Dudzik came close to returning a punt for a score. The Bison were clicking on all cylinders from start to finish. After punting on their opening drive, the tough Bison defense forced a threeand-out. Jensen led the Bison offense with ease down the field, highlighted by a 23yard strike to Nate Moody on a third-and-5 that put the ball at the 10-yard line. After watching the streaker run joyfully around the field during a timeout, Jensen decided to do some running of his own on a quarterback draw that found the endzone and putting the first points on the scoreboard. After forcing another three-and-out, the Bison again marched down the field. Facing a third-andlong, Jensen found Trevor Gebhart open at the USD 46-

yard line for the first down. NDSU continued its march down into Coyote territory and capped the drive off with an 11-yard scamper by Ojuri to put NDSU up 14-0 with over a minute left in the first quarter. Cole Jirik tallied a big sack on third down and forced yet another USD punt. Dudzik received the punt and sped 76-yards to the 26-yard line. A John Crockett run for a loss and a false start eventually forced a rare Bison punt. The Bison defense remained tough and forced another punt. Dudzik received this one at full speed and outran and stumbled through ankle tackles all the way to the 9-yard line on a marvelous return. Jensen found the endzone again later in the drive on a 1-yard sneak. Adam Keller’s kick was blocked, leaving the game at 20-0. USD tried everything in their power to break through

the Bison defense, running a reverse on their first play of the next drive. NDSU was not fooled and forced a fumble that was pounced on by linebacker Carlton Littlejohn. On the very next play, Jensen found Moody on a play-action pass. Moody broke one tackle on his way to the endzone for a 32-yard score. Keller’s kick soared right in the strong wind and NDSU held their 26-0 lead into the half. The Bison opened the second half with a lengthy drive. Behind the arm of Jensen and the running of Ojuri, NDSU chewed neared six minutes off the clock when Jensen finally found fullback Andrew Bonnet wide-open for the 2-yard touchdown. Minutes later, Ojuri found the endzone again, this one from 4-yards out and put the Bison up 40-0 after Keller’s kick was good. The Bison backups didn’t let up in the fourth quarter and showed how deep this

squad is. After two long Deveon Dinwiddie runs, quarterback Carson Wentz found Taylor Nelson on a smooth play-action pass from 19-yards out. The NDSU defense continued their torment on the USD Coyote offense, this time with Colvin intercepting a pass and returning it for the eighth and final touchdown. Coming off their first loss last week, the Bison showed just how bitter they were. The defense only allowed an astounding four first downs and gave up 17-yards rushing. NDSU’s balanced offense scored with ease and only punted four times, compared to the 10 punts by USD. The Bison improved to 6-1 overall, 3-1 in the conference. They will return to the Fargodome Saturday to take on Southern Illinois (53, 4-1) at 2:37 p.m.


Bison Take It to Western Illinois Pace Maier

Contributing Writer The magic number was fourteen Saturday night in Macomb, Ill. Byrnn Joki and Megan Lambertson had 14 kills apiece and were the key parts to the NDSU 3-1 win over Western Illinois in a Summit League volleyball contest. The Bison won the first two sets, 25-22, 25-21, but then lost the third set 18-25, and rallied to finish off their opponent 25-19 in the final

set. Danielle Dombeck had her second straight doubledouble and had a career-high 11 kills and a total of 10 digs for her the Bison. NDSU now are three games under .500 and have a record of 1013 overall and is in a threeway tie for fourth place in the Summit League with a record of 6-5. For Western Illinois Samantha Fournier had 16 kills and teammate Mallory Gibson had 9 blocks, she also had five solo stops. The Fighting Leathernecks now have a record of 9-14 and sit

at 3-9 in the Summit League. NDSU closed the first set on an 11-1 run. The score was 22-19 and Lambertson had a pair of kills to tie it up, teammate Joki had two kills out of the Fighting Leathernecks timeout to make it 24-22, Western Illinois made their only two attacking errors of the set during NDSU’s six point run. In the second set the Bison got after it and started the set up 5-1 and then never trailed. The score was 22-20 before Joki and Lambertson had back-to-back kills to reach the set point. Lambert-


Volleyball Falls to IUPUI Corrie Dunshee Contributing Writer The Bison women’s volleyball team dropped a 25-19, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21 loss against IUPUI Friday at The Jungle in Indianapolis. Beating NDSU for the second time in a row, IUPUI would improve to 15-8 on the season and 8-3 in Summit League play to stay within a half-game of Fort Wayne in first place.

Brynn Joki came away with 15 kills and 16 digs for the Bison, while Danielle Dombeck marked a careerhigh 10 kills and 15 digs, giving herself her first double-double on the season, as well as a career-high four blocks. Hitting a .323 with 12 kills and 3 blocks for the Bison was Megan Lambertson, while Carissa Whalen contributed 10 kills and 4 blocks. Adding 47 assists and 10 digs to the numbers was Catherine Yager,

and Andrea Henning added more by leading the Bison with 20 digs. With only two errors committed by NDSU in the third set, the Bison would go on to win their only set. Trailing 8-4, the Bison went on a 10-2 point run, with the help of five errors made by IUPUI. Six of Lambertson’s kills would come in this set. With this loss, the Bison fall to 9-13 on the season and 5-5 in Summit League play.

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son hit .600 with her six kills and no errors during that second set. NDSU never quite recovered from the 4-1 deficit in the third set. The Fighting Leathernecks led by nine at the 19-10 point and then a four-point NDSU run, and the NDSU closed the gap, 21-17 on a Joki kill and a Lambertson ace to force a Western Illinois timeout. Catherine Yager and Carissa Whalen had a pair of kills to break a 16-16 tie in the fourth set and light fire under the Bison and they went on a 7-1 run to put the

match against Western Illinois away. The Fighting Leathernecks hit -.027 with seven kills and eight attacking errors in the final set. Catherine Yager had her seventh double-double of the year with 48 assists and 10 digs and the Bison outhit the Fighting Leathernecks by a .242 to .190 margin. The Bison’s libero, Andrea Henning had 17 digs. The Bison are scheduled to host the Summit League leader Fort Wayne at 7 p.m. Friday and then the fourthplace team Oakland at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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NDSU Soccer Loses at Home in a Battle Colton Pool

Contributing Writer The NDSU women’s soccer team fought it out, but fell just short against the University of South Dakota Coyotes Friday. USD put together a surge late in the second half that gave the Bison the 3-2 loss at a rained out Ellig Sports Complex. NDSU got off to a good start with a goal only ten and a half minutes into the game. Senior defender Shannon Brooks scored her first goal of the season off an assist from sophomore forward Tristyn Walczak. After that, scoring was not so easy for the Bison. USD sophomore goalkeeper Jen Shaefer had four saves within the next ten minutes, keeping the Bison furthering their lead. Shaefer was a major contributor for the Coyotes, ending the game with eight saves. USD eventually replied in the first half. Within the 27th minute of the game,

freshman midfielder Rebecca Sparkman got one past NDSU’s redshirt freshman goalkeeper Sierra Bonham. After exchanged saved shots from each team, the first half ended with a 1-1 tie. The Bison didn’t wait long to get the lead back. NDSU got their next goal seven minutes after the beginning of second half. Sophomore forward Annisha Kinnarath went unassisted and scored her fourth goal of the season to give the Bison a 2-1 lead. Both teams fought it out in the light rain and neither team scored for the next 15 minutes. It wasn’t until a little over 20 minutes were left in the game when USD scored their second goal with sophomore forward Lauren Bennet’s shot, coming off an assist from senior midfielder Erin Bello. This tied the score up at 2-2. Less than 10 minutes later, the Coyotes struck again. This time it was Bello with the goal from a Sparkman assist, giving USD the

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NDSU forward Anisha Kinnarath charges for the ball against USD player Friday. The Bison lost 3-2 to the Coyotes.

late lead. The Bison took a few more close shots, but it wasn’t enough to get the game back. USD ended up with the 3-2 win over NDSU.

After that game, the Bison became 6-9 on the season with a 3-3 record within the Summit League, making them fifth place in the conference. NDSU played

their last home game against Kansas City on Sunday and will play their last game of the season next Sunday at Omaha. Check Thursday’s issue

for coverage of the Kansas City game.

Joe Kerlin Staff Writer

The Bison men’s basketball team has been on the backburner to football when it comes to NDSU athletics for, well, a long time. Despite a promising start to the 2011-12 campaign, the Bison basketball team hit a wall around mid-season, which ended with them dropping five of their last six games. Youth and inexperience could have been determining factors in the collapse that was the second half of the season, but for those freshmen and sophomores that littered the roster, they now have a crucial year under their belt. The Summit League knows this, and that’s why Wednesday evening, when the preseason polls were released, the Bison sat comfortably in second place. With 321 votes, the Bison have some big expectations for the 2012-13 season. The Bison will be welcoming back four of last year’s five starters to the team, three of which were selected to the preseason AllSummit League Team list. After an eye-opening sophomore season Bison guard Taylor Braun earned

All Summit League honors for his performance in leading the Bison to a 17-14 record. Braun led the Bison in scoring last year averaging 15.4 points a game and hauled in a team leading 6.6 rebounds a game. Braun is a 6’7” matchup nightmare for any team that has plans for slowing him down this season. The junior from Oregon will be relied on constantly to produce the bulk of the Bison scoring. Another player selected to the preseason All-Summit Team was sophomore Lawrence Alexander. Last year, Alexander led the Bison in assists at 4.6 a game and was key to the Bison offense running smoothly as he earned Summit League Newcomer of the Year. This former “Diaper Dandy” is expected to be the head facilitator of an offense that last year ranked third in the conference, averaging just over 73 points per game. This year’s Bison team is still relatively young but isn’t going to shy away from any expectations, especially with the new landscape of the conference. The Summit League has gone through a minor facelift since last basketball season. Perennial conference power, Oral Roberts has left the league headed for the Southland Conference.

ORU has won five regular season championships while in the Summit, making their departure important for any team looking to take over the league. According to the polls, voters expect South Dakota State to take the reins on the conference coming off an NCAA tournament bid last spring. Oakland, Western Illinois and IUPUI round out the top five, followed by Fort Wayne, Kansas City and South Dakota in that order. The fresh face in the Summit League, Nebraska-Omaha, sits in ninth place. It looks like the Bison will be competing for that top spot in the conference along with the lone automatic NCAA Tournament bid. The Bison haven’t danced their way into the madness of March since 2009 but according to the polls, they look like a real contender this year. But it is important as fans to remember to take the preseason polls with a grain of salt. We haven’t seen anything out of this team yet. But when we do see the Bison hit the hardwood this winter, I expect to see them hit the floor running.

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