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Colleges Name 2012 Distinguished Alumni Josie Tafelmeyer Head News Editor
A degree from NDSU may lead the way to a successful professional career, as was the case for these distinguished alumni. The colleges of NDSU have announced their Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2012. “The awards are a great way to recognize outstanding alumni,” said Janelle Quam, assistant to the dean of agriculture, food systems and natural resources. “It’s good to show current and potential students what some successful alumni have attained in their professional careers.” Each year, nomination forms for the alumni awards are distributed to staff within the departments of each college. An ad hoc committee then narrows down the nominees, and the dean of the college chooses the award winner, Quam said. Awarded alumni demonstrate that they have attained a certain level of prestige in their professional careers. The alumni visit the NDSU campus throughout the fall to meet with students, faculty and administrators. The following bios are provided from a University Relations news release.
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David Fischer was named Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Science and Mathematics. He has been actively involved in the petroleum industry as a Williston Basin geologist and explorationist. He has also written and co-written articles on the Williston Basin. He earned a bachelor’s degree in soil science from NDSU, as well as a master’s degree in geology from UND. Fisher visited NDSU on Oct. 17.
Bonnie Lonbaken was named Distinguished Alumna for the College of Human Development and Education. Lonbaken is the corporate dietitian for Lyons Magnus Inc. She serves as account manager for numerous healthcare organizations. She is also an active member of several professional organizations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from NDSU. Lonbaken visited NDSU on Oct. 17.
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The Modern Printing Press
NDSU Bookstore Costume Contest and Dead Book Sale 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MU Bookstore We’re in This Together (Lecture) Noon – 1 p.m. MU Arikara Room
THURSDAY November 1
Women’s Basketball vs. MinnesotaCrookston (Exhibition) 5 p.m. Bison Sports Arena
Men’s Basketball vs. Concordia Moorhead (Exhibition) 7 p.m. Bison Sports Arena
Wrestling vs. Alumni Dual (Exhibition) 6:30 p.m. Bison Sports Arena MU Live: Haunted House 9:30 pm MU East Patio and Ballroom
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Tucked away in the corner of the Memorial Union bookstore is a rare machine, a modern printing press called
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ping it on the cover stock,” Carl Wichman, the assistant director of the NDSU bookstore, explained. The book is transferred to the bottom of the machine where the ends are trimmed and
cut to size. “Finished book,” Wichman says as a paperback bound book exits through a small shoot. “And you can grab it out of there.” Jennifer Autumnstar, the
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than 550 pages, can be downloaded to the machine and printed for 6 cents a page plus sales tax. “The machine scores the cover and applies 350 degree glue to the spine while drop-
The Espresso Book Machine, which allows individuals to publish and print their own books. Its uses are numerous. Anything written in PDF file, which is less
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Lori Wightman Lori Wightman is the 2012 Distinguished Alumna for the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences. She is the president of Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn., and previously was president at New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm, Minn. She has also held positions as healthcare consultant, building project coordinator, governor campaign manager and general manager of a professional basketball team. She earned an associate’s degree in nursing from NDSU, as well as a master’s degree in healthcare administration from University of Colorado. She visited NDSU on Oct. 19.
Bipasha Ray is the 2012 Distinguished Alumna for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a program officer at Open Society Foundations, an international philanthropic foundation that promotes human rights and social justice. Previously, she created web resources and provided analysis on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, peace and security, and U.S. military and defense policy, working wise the Project on Defense Alternatives.
Philip E. Austin was named Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources. Austin served as president of the University of Connecticut, in addition to holding various administrative positions at four different universities across the United States. He also served as an economist with the rank of army captain in the U.S. military.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from NDSU, as well as a master’s degree in international politics from Queens University in Northern Ireland. Ray will visit NDSU on Nov. 2.
He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics and an honorary doctorate from NDSU. Austin will visit NDSU on Nov. 1.
Alumni Center Sponsors Harvest Bowl Hannah Dillon Staff Writer In celebration of agriculture and Bison athletics, the NDSU Alumni Center hosted the 39th annual Harvest Bowl. The Harvest Bowl began in 1974. Potato geneticist Bob Johansen and former athletic director Ade Spone-
berg pioneered the idea of the Harvest Bowl to recognize student athletes and the impact of agriculture. Since then, it has become a tradition at NDSU. The Harvest Bowl began at 5 p.m. Friday with a dinner, social and awards program. Festivities continued on Saturday to kick off the Bison football game. Each year, student ath-
letes, an agribusiness-person and agriculturists across North Dakota and parts of Minnesota are recognized at this event. Over 2,000 agriculturists were recognized and over $120,000 given out in scholarship money. Fourteen scholarships were given to student athletes at the Harvest Bowl. This year’s recipients are Caitlin Mack, a junior
pole-vaulter majoring in exercise science; Alex Sobero, a sophomore outfielder majoring in university studies; Alec Espeland, a distance runner majoring in microbiology; Ryan Drevlow, a junior nose guard majoring in electrical engineering; Trevor Gebhart, a sophomore wide receiver majoring in agricultural economics;
Brandt Berghuis, a freshman thrower majoring in university studies; Andrew Grothmann, a junior fullback majoring in agricultural economics; Hannah Linz, a senior guard majoring in nursing; Marshall Bjorklund, a junior forward majoring in agricultural systems management; Anthony Caputo, a freshman wrestler majoring
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Meats Lab Hosts Open House
Workshops at Shepperd Arena educate community Emilee Ruhland Staff Writer The NDSU Meats Lab held its first open house with free workshops and meat samples for the public. The Department of Animal Sciences sponsored the open house at Shepperd Arena from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. To begin the open house, Ashley Lepper Blilie taught a quick workshop, entitled “Degree of Doneness,” on how to cook a perfect cut of meat. Graduate student Austen Germolus said he was pleasantly surprised at the turnout for the Meats Lab’s first open house. Germolus is getting a master’s degree in meat science and works at the lab fulltime. He taught a workshop on meat selection, explaining how to choose the best cut of meat and where that meat comes from.
There are two different types of beef, and according to Germolus, “the muscles of posture…don’t do a whole lot, so they are the more tender cuts.” Those are the middle meats like the rib eye, sirloin or porterhouse. Germolus showed exactly where the cuts came from on a cow, pig and sheep carcass. One good piece of advice he gave was to check a cut of meat for toughness. The meat will have muscle fibers or tissue. “If you’ve ever seen a skirt steak or flank steak, it kind of pulls apart and you can see the individual muscle strands are very long,” Germolus said. A tough cut of meat should be cooked slowly, in a crockpot or broiled in an oven in order to make the fat “melt away,” he said. The open house also offered tours of the facilities and free sample products of sausage, ham and even lamb meatballs. Most of the attendees
were community members, but the Meats Lab hopes to encourage more students to learn more about its facility. The lab is open on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for retail and also to answer any questions about the products. The meat is all bought locally, and the price is determined from the hanging weight of the carcass. In order to interest students, the lab is considering selling cuts of meat that are cut in odd angles that normally won’t sell easily but taste the same, and “I would eat it,” Germolus said. The Meats Lab also provides pamphlets on how to cook and select meat, as well as a pamphlet called “Confident Cooking with Beef” – what Germolus referred to as the “bible of beef.” For more information on the Meats Lab products and prices, visit www.ag.ndsu. edu/ansc/facilities/shepperdarena.
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Printing press from page 1 From start to finish it usually takes less than 10 minutes. Though a book heavy with photos can take up to 15 minutes. Customers on campus have printed cookbooks, dissertations, poetry, family histories, memoirs and various school projects Autumnstar said. “Northern Eclecta” an NDSU student publication used the printer last week to publish their fall publication. Students who want to use the printer for school projects should plan ahead. Typically a proof is needed to see what adjustments need to be made before several are printed. “It’s not an instant process,” Autumnstar said. “Somebody can’t just walk in and hand me a file and say, ‘please make me ten books,’ because it takes more time than that.” EBM is operated by Autumnstar. Students must send a PDF file to her via e-mail or USB drive. She completes the book within a couple days depending on how many other print jobs she has. “It’s not like the instant photo machines where you type in a bunch of stuff and out they come,” Autumnstar
said. “It’s more finely calibrated than that.” The machine can also be a tool for self-publishing Wichman said. Someone’s book could be placed on the database and shared with machines across the country. Books can be printed and sold through the EBM as needed basis to the writer and customers in other locations. “Once it gets in the system, if they want more copies we can call it up at anytime and order more copies,” Wichman said. Customers should call Autumnstar at least an hour in advance to warm up the machine. The machine was ordered for the downtown NDSU bookstore and was brought to campus when the other location closed. Paige, the given name of NDSU’s Espresso Book Machine, is the only one in the surrounding states. The closest neighboring machine is in Missouri and was named Paige E. Guttenberg Wichman said after the inventor of the original printing press. The manufacturer of the EBM is On Demand Books. According to the On Demand Books website, the first machine was designed
by Jeff Marsh in St. Louis, Missouri. ODB and Marsh developed the printer into what it has become today. The first machine was installed at the World Bank InfoShop Washington D.C. in 2006. The second was in The Library of Alexandria, Egypt. Since, units have been installed internationally. The company has many partners including Google, which gives the Espresso Machine access to a database of over two million Google books including classics, and out of print public domain books. “Mostly odd tales from the 1920s and 30s,” Wichman said can be printed through the machine. “Some are fun for research.” Professors could also create course specific texts by modifying public domain books. For example a literature professor lecturing on Jane Eyre could add annotations and notes specific to lesson plans and lectures from the course into the binding of the book Wichman said. For information on how to create a book with EBM go to: http://www.ndsubookstore.com/SiteText. aspx?id=13720
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Society of Professional Journalists
New campus organization has a nose for news Yasser Shaikh Staff Writer In times of sensationalism and breaking news, it is very essential to get the new breed of journalists educated. A free, ethical and high standard flow of information is the cornerstone of a liberal and developing society. A new organization, Society of Professional Journalists, has started a chapter at NDSU since last spring. However, of course, it had to be -- these are the news people. They are everywhere. But the days of lurking and looking are over. Journalists today need more guidance now than ever. With the increase in the tabloid culture and “selling of news,” it is good to know that NDSU is doing its part in creating fine journalists. Thanks to SPJ, journalism students at NDSU that are involved have the opportunity to gain wider exposure to journalism as a profession and beyond. SPJ focuses a lot of their attention to social networking, which they believe is now a key to the news industry. “The group sets high standards, promotes ethical professional actions, works to nurture aspiring journalists and does what it can to create a climate where journalism is done freely,” Patrick Schmiedt, the student advisor for SPJ and assistant professor of communication, said. “SPJ works to protect the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.” Although this group had existed in the past, it was dormant. However, now with new faces, this organization hopes to reboot the journalism field at NDSU. “NDSU had an SPJ chapter years ago, however, the communication department -- and more specifically Patrick Schmeidt -- brought SPJ back to our campus. Stephanie Stanislao, a junior studying journalism and NDSU chapter president of this organization, said. “Sch-
meidt now helps to advise the group that is made up of journalism and communications students.” This organization helps the students to get a wider exposure to media professionals all over the country. “SPJ is a wonderful networking opportunity, not only with other communication and journalism students, but also with journalism and communication professionals locally, regionally and nationally,” Stanislao added. “You can’t sit back and wait for people to reach out to you. You have to take initiative and show that you are driven and have an outstanding work ethic. Editors want hardworking individuals who they can count on.” Students in the field of journalism are very excited to have a representative organization of their own. It is going to provide them a platform to launch their early start in the media world. SPJ works to foster an ethical and broad-based environment for aspiring journalists. “Our goal is to promote the First Amendment to journalists. We also are putting on various events to help journalists find a future career and make connections in the field,” Andrew Koch, a junior majoring in journalism and SPJ’s treasurer, said. “Many journalists do not know their First Amendment Rights. This is a critical issue.” The NDSU chapter will work to give its student members a taste of “real journalism” well before they actually step out in the real world. “[In journalism] you also have to know how to effectively write. Be concise, reliable, and able to meet deadlines. If you can’t write under pressure then journalism is probably not for you,” Koch added.
“Couple Halloween Costumes: Cool or Spooky?”
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Instead of incorporating pumpkin into your diet only during the fall, try incorporating it into your diet year-round to promote your health.
Make Pumpkin Season a Year-round Celebration Jessie Battest Staff Writer
As the symbol of Halloween and the most popular holiday pie filling, pumpkin continues to touch the hearts -- and the health -- of people throughout the nation. Homemade pumpkin pie can be extremely healthy, even though it is a dessert, and pumpkin seeds also prove to be a tasty nutritious treat. Because pumpkins are members of the orange food group, they contain a pigment called beta-carotene. After we ingest this pigment, our body converts it to vitamin A, and we then are able to receive a vast amount of health benefits. Some of the benefits of vitamin A include providing proper fortification of “bone growth, reproduction, immune function, hormone synthesis and regulation, and, perhaps most notably, vision,” according to Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor of Eating Well magazine. Meyer concludes that 137 percent of our daily value of vitamin A is contained in one slice of her healthy pumpkin pie recipe, which is featured as this issue’s Pinterest Interest column. In this recipe, lower-fat and lower-calorie ingredients are substituted for a regular pumpkin pie’s heavy cream mixture and thick calorific crust. A pumpkin’s seeds also have been proven to provide
adequate health benefits. They are said to aid in the prevention of kidney stones and parasites, improve bone health, and lower cholesterol. Livestrong.com expert Tracey Roizman glorifies pumpkin seeds for providing our bodies with 17 percent of the daily value for zinc, which is “an essential element in bone formation.” She also places pumpkin seeds on the same playing field as pistachios and sunflower seeds, all of which contain a cholesterol-lowering substance called phytosterol. After carving your Halloween pumpkin or stripping your pumpkin for its meat in the pie-making process, wash the seeds and follow the recipe included at the end of this article to roast a healthy and festive snack. Think about all of these health-promoting vitamins and minerals found in pumpkins and their seeds, and consider incorporating pumpkin into your weekly diet rather than sticking to consuming it only on special occasions. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe (courtesy of allrecipes.com) Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss 1 1/2 cups of raw whole pumpkin seeds (washed and dried) in a bowl with 2 teaspoons of melted butter and 1 pinch of salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.
Meghan Battest Contributing Writer He Said: “I think couples costumes are quite cool. If they take the time and effort to coordinate one “theme,” it looks much more impressive than two independent costumes,” Carson Reinhardt, a sophomore with an undecided major, said. She Said: “I think they can be both. Some of them are original and awesome but some of them need to retire and never see the public eye again,” Heidi Zimmerman, a freshman majoring in veterinary technology, said. With the Hallowed Eve right around the corner, the frantic costume search ensues. Couples occasionally choose to dress up together, and sometimes it can go awry. Below are four tips to keep things from getting creepy. Tip No. 1: Make sure people know who you are. The most awkward moment ever happens when someone asks “Who are you two supposed to be?” and when you answer, they simply stare at you blankly and walk away. The whole point of dressing up is to be something you’re not and to have fun, and if everyone assumes you and your significant other just randomly wore wigs because you had no other costume, it is truly no fun. Tip No. 2: Try to avoid cliché costumes. The characters from “Grease,” police officer and prisoner, vampires, pirates, cowboy and cowgirl have all been done before. Aim for something original or creative such as peanut butter and jelly, devil and angel, Nudists on Strike (wear clothes and “Nudist on Strike” signs around your necks), Adam and Eve, Beauty and Geek, “White Trash” couple, Esmeralda and the
Hunchback of Notre Dame, or anything that works well in a pair. People will appreciate your effort and understand who you are. Tip No. 3: Go for funny rather than skanky. Most stores sell couple’s outfits with short skirts for the girls and shirtless outfits for the guys. If that just isn’t your style, plenty of ideas exist involving less money and more laughs. Be a Red Solo Cup and ping pong ball, Mary and Joseph, Cupid and his valentine, cheating wife and cheating husband, pregnant nun and monk, Mac and PC, or cross-dressing couple. Websites such as yourtango. com give tons of examples for more creative couple costumes. Tip No. 4: You can never go wrong with pop culture. If you choose to dress up as famous people or characters, others are bound to understand and get a kick out of your creativity. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, Leonard and Penny from The Big Bang Theory, Obama and Romney, Christian Grey and Anastasia from “50 Shades of Grey,” Hermoine and Ron, Prince William and Kate, David and Victoria Beckham (think soccer player and Spice Girl), Mario and Luigi, Batman and Catwoman, and the list goes on. Not only are these costumes funny, they also are relatively inexpensive and easy to create. Take advantage of the one day a year where you can pretend to be someone you are not, and be creative with it. This year, instead of wearing the same old tired ideas that have been used for generations, spice things up and get a little crazy. Next week’s question: “Can Politics Ruin A Relationship?” Have an answer? Email it plus your name, major, and year in school, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooking Corner: Freaky Foot Meatloaf Jaime Jarmin Features Editor Form a spooky meatloaf foot this Halloween that is simple to create and is sure to make people laugh. There aren’t many opportunities where it is socially acceptable to eat feet. However, during Halloween, it is no longer taboo to feed on brains, blood or extremities … or things that look like such. This spookily-shaped meatloaf is a great centerpiece for the food table at a Halloween party you are planning to host. The reaction from others you might receive will most likely begin with disgust. But don’t panic – this horror should eventually evolve into laughter. While on Pinterest we found this meatloaf idea except they formed a hand instead of a foot. That blog
was called “not martha.” However, we used a different recipe than the one featured on that blog. The recipe we chose to make our foot with was found on allrecipes.com. We’ve adapted it slightly. Both original recipes can be found on The Spectrum’s Pinterest page within our “Cooking Corner” board. This meatloaf is packed with flavor, and is surprisingly simpler to assemble than originally thought. If you are feeling extra dangerous, you could even divide the meat into two and form a foot and a hand. Surprise your friends and family by serving this comical dish that is sure to bring about curiosity, hunger and laughter.
What you will need:
1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 egg
1 cup soft bread crumbs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup Heinz 57 steak sauce 1 onion, chopped (leave one layer unchopped to make the toenails) 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 small onion, whole (this is for the ankle bone) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9-inch by 13-inch glass pan. Combine ground beef, salt, pepper, egg and bread crumbs with your hands in a large mixing bowl. Add milk, 4 tablespoons of the steak sauce, chopped onion and green pepper. Incorporate evenly. Place meat in the sprayed pan and form into a foot. Create a dent in the ankle of the foot and place the small onion in the dent. Place meatloaf in the oven on the middle rack and bake for roughly 1 hour, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the meatloaf has reached at
least 160 degrees Fahrenheit. While the meatloaf is in the oven, cut small squares out of the onion layer that was set aside to make the toenails. Set aside.
Helpful tip: Do not put the onion toenails on the toes before the loaf goes in the oven. Otherwise, your toenails will become shriveled up. Once the meatloaf has
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finished baking, place the onion toenails on the toes and allow the loaf to stand for at least 5 minutes. Enjoy! (Or at least try to enjoy …)
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Arts & Entertainment
‘The Servant of Two Masters’ Comes to NDSU Steven Strom A&E Editor The NDSU Theatre group is bringing the classic Italian comedy “The Servant of Two Masters” to the campus early next month. Originally written by Carlo Goldoni in 1743, the nearly three-hundred-year-old story was translated and localized for English speaking audiences by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi. The stage play tells the story of the servant Truffaldino, who must secretly balance the work of two separate masters while trying to fulfill his own ravenous hunger. All the while, both masters and servants become caught up in the search for money, dignity and love.
The play is host to a famous set piece consisting of a banquet that forces Truffaldino into a series of baffling conflicts of interest and races against the clock. College students, in particular, should have no trouble in relating to poor Truffaldino’s plight. The Theatre NDSU web page features a brief description of the production: “Complications and comedy thrive in this romantic farce based on classic commedia dell’arte. Young love is hindered by mistaken identity in a clash between young and old. The blundering servants make matters worse until they masterfully orchestrate the comical resolution. Enter this crazy world for a highly engaging evening of physical comedy containing sword fights and
food fights with high spirits for the whole family.” The play will start at 7:30 in the evening on the second weekend of the month from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, and again from Nov. 15 to Nov. 18. Sunday showings will begin at 2 p.m. The show will be held in the Walsh Studio Theatre in Askanase Hall on campus throughout its run. Ticket pricing will start at $5 for NDSU students and go up to $12 for non-student adults. For fans of live entertainment and old-fashioned comedy, this is likely the show for you. However, even if you’ve never seen a play before in your life, this might be your chance to try it out for the first time and support the NDSU Theatre at the same time.
Lisa Lampanelli Strikes Fargo Theatre The famous insult comic invades Fargo this January Steven Strom A&E Editor Lisa Lampanelli is coming to Fargo, and those that are unprepared to be lambasted had better out of the way. She is perhaps most famous for her roles on Comedy Central’s celebrity roasts of such personalities as William Shatner, Donald Trump and Pamela Anderson. The insult comic has made a career from her vulgar, uncaring stings against celebrities, audiences and hosts alike. She has also been featured on the Howard Stern show and the Lex and Terry radio show, which many in Fargo should already be familiar
Zynga Steven Strom A&E Editor
The company that brought you your favorite ways of wasting time during lectures is in some serious financial trouble. Zynga, a company best known for its Faceboook based “video games” like Farmville and its myriad copies of other developers’ games, has been having quite a rough year. After the fairly disastrous acquisition of “Draw Something,” developer OMGPop and a rough transition from Facebook games to iOS titles, the company is hemorrhaging both money and employees. Last Wednesday, the company shut down its Boston office and significantly downsized its Austin studio. The firings actually occurred during Apple’s iPad press conference in order to downplay press reaction, but Zynga has since gone on to announce the actual number of full-time employees that will be affected. “Zynga expects to complete a reduction in force of approximately 150 employ-
with. Her particular brand of comedy will find its way downtown next year as she takes her show dealing with race, sex and her “addiction to food and black men.” The show will start at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11, with doors opening an hour earlier. Her act will be held in the Fargo Theatre at 314 Broadway N. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Nov. 2, and will cost $49.50. The show is, of course, for “mature” audiences only. Despite the comedian’s almost painful manner of insulting entertainment, she contends that it is all in good fun. “I think it’s what they see on the inside,” she said in a recent interview. “They know I’m just kidding around. Because if it’s funny
-- if it’s a good joke, it’s a good joke.” That sentiment is perhaps best crystallized by her willingness to turn her own ammunition against herself. Her memoir, titled “Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks,” details her own childhood and (as the title would imply) pokes fun at her own self. Perhaps it’s that willingness to acknowledge her own faults that keeps her so wellregarded by her fans, even as she sears them, and just about everyone else. If you’re a fan of acidic humor and don’t mind getting hit with a few one-liners yourself, then this show might be for you. Otherwise, it might be best to stay away from the Fargo Theatre this January. Either way, Fargo is about to get roasted.
‘Evil Dead’ Trailer Impressions
An ‘Evil Dead’ fan’s thoughts on the new ‘Evil Dead’ Steven Strom A&E Editor
Evil Dead is a franchise that is near and dear to just about every horror fan in the world. The two latter films, “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness” in particular have garnered massive cult followings for more or less inventing the horror-comedy genre. Now, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, the men behind those first three films are producing that most hated of follow-ups to any beloved series, a remake. Raimi (the director of the original films) and Campbell (the franchise's iconic star) have assured us again and again that this will be something new and worthwhile. To that end, the film will rely on the same premise as the first two films -- a group of college students finding themselves trapped in a cabin in the woods, under siege by demonic, possessive spirits -- but that the similarities will end there. The film won't feature Campbell's character Ash, and will feature a tone more in line with the less famous, more serious first “Evil Dead” instead of the
2011’s $828.8 million revenue. However, the quarterly trend continues in that Zynga still netted an overall loss of $160.8 million. In 2011, the company earned a yearly profit of $30.6 million. Until recently, it had seemed that Zynga was an unstoppable juggernaut of casual game design (by which I mean borderline plagiarism) and could do no wrong (financially). However, their $180 purchase of OMGPop and the rights to “Draw Something” was a significant blow to the company. While the developer and their game were quite successful for a limited time, the popularity of “Draw Something” saw a significant drop off just after the acquisition and the return on Zynga’s investment has been minimal. That, combined with the dropping popularity of the company’s own original brands has left them in what seems like a very dire situation. If things continue to go the way they are, things could get very bad for Zynga going forward. If they can’t turn things around soon and more studios continue to be shut down, it’s possible there might not even by a Zynga in the future.
Perhaps what’s most worrying about the trailer is how faithful it actually seems it may be to the original films. There is no Ash, of course, but the trailer still hits many of the most memorable talking points from the original film. You’ve got your possessed, evil hand (being chopped off, of course), you’ve got your chainsaws and your undead college girl peeking out from under the trapdoor. And yes, you’ve even got... the tree scene. What I’m worried about is that the producers are trying too hard to stick to the original formula. The most exciting thing about the film is that it’s trying for a darker, more self-serious take on the franchise. No one will ever be able to recapture the magic of “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness” the same way that the production team did back in the days before movies like that existed. Replicating the most iconic scenes with a new cast of characters is likely to give fans no reason to love them. They will only be copycats playing an old tune that we’ve all already seen before. The film is slated for a release sometime in 2013. We’ll know then if it manages to find its own way, or if it’s just trying to recreate the past.
Two More iPads Slated for 2012 Steven Strom A&E Editor
ees or approximately 5 percent of its current workforce, and implement additional cost reduction measures, including steps to rationalize its product pipeline, reduce marketing and technology expenditures and consolidate certain facilities.” Of course, that number only includes full-time Zynga workers, and any contract or part-time employees that lose their jobs due to the Cost Reduction Plan will not be counted among that official number. This news comes with the company’s official financial report for the third quarter period of 2012. Even though the company’s business-wide revenue actually increased by $10 million as opposed to the third quarter of 2011 ($316 million this year and $306 million last year), Zynga’s net income took a steep drop. Specifically, the company lost $52.7 million dollars this quarter. That’s a pretty nasty drop, considering Zynga’s net income for the same period of time last year was actually a $12.5 million profit. The company also came out ahead of last year in terms of overall, yearly revenue with $970.1 million for 2012, $141.3 million above
quasi-comedic “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness.” The first red band trailer for the film is finally up and now available for all the public to see. So what does an Evil Dead fan think of what we’ve seen so far? From the very outset, it’s clear that this will very much be a modern film. The original trilogy was a low production value affair even for its time, and the actual quality of the film the movies were shot on was quite poor. Of course, you’d expect this new movie to look much better, but after decades of film grain and video flaws it’s still quite jarring to see the deadites (the franchise’s monsters) in full high definition. One thing that hasn’t changed, it seems, is the level of blood and violence. The new trailer quite handily earns its red band status with the kinds of awful wounds and limb dismemberments you’d expect from any “Evil Dead” film. The trailer also features one act of deadite self-mutilation towards the end in particular that, while much more subdued than something like the blood flood of the second film, is perhaps one of the most unsettling things to be in the franchise. Yes, this does seem to be a more serious take on the universe.
By now you’ve probably already heard that Apple has announced two new iPad branded tablets. In fact, you’ve definitely already heard this by now, because these are Apple products, and no doubt that one die hard Apple fan in your circle of friends has already told you all about how they are going to totally revolutionize... something. What you may not know already are the details surrounding the new tablet computers and their incredibly odd (and, depending on who you ask, frustrating) release dates. First off, we have the new kid on the block, aka the iPad Mini. The new device is Apple’s answer to the growing seven-inch tablet market. It’s 53 percent lighter than its older sibling, features the same A5 processor found in the iPhone 5, has its own, smaller version of the iPad Smart Cover and will use Apple’s new Lightning connector. That all seems pretty much in line with what everyone expected just prior to the press conference at which it was announced,
but what is surprising is the price. The 16 gigabyte version of the iPad Mini with wi-fi only wireless will set you back $330, while the cellular version will start at $459 dollars. For comparison, other, similar seven-inch tablets like the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire only cost $200. If you’re willing to pay the extra $130 markup from most other tablets of that size, you still have just enough time to pre-order one. The device itself ships tomorrow. And the slightly more normal, but equally zany side of things, we have the new, fourth generation standard sized iPad. And when I say we have it, I mean that we will have it very soon; this year, in fact. That’s right, the new iPad is being released into the wild alongside its miniature companion. In case you’re wondering why this is so unexpected, the third generation iPad was only released a mere seven months ago. This shucks Apple’s longstanding tradition of the yearly generation cycle. This has, understandably, upset those consumers out there that buy each new model of Apple devices year after year, as they must now
drop twice the money they expected to have to this year in order to keep up with the latest technology. And they probably will, whining all the while as they fork over more than $500 for the second time in just over half a year. For those expecting to get the basically identical third generation iPad on the cheap now, you’ll have to settle for buying used. With the announcement of the new, new iPad came the declaration that the previous model (but not the iPad 2, oddly enough) will be discontinued altogether. So, is this the beginning of the newer, even greedier Apple that the world feared would rear its ugly head when Steve Jobs finally shuffled off this mortal coil? Perhaps. But I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that this was probably planned at some point long ago. Whatever the case, these announcements aren’t likely to rock anyone’s world. Apple fans will remain Apple fans, and those that hate Apple will likely continue to do so, just with a bit more ammunition than they had previously. However, if things continue on this course we may see opinion shift on the unstoppable company sometime in the future. Maybe.
Thinking Outside the Box Big-box retailers are trapping our communities “A Thought Less Traveled”
NATHAN STOTTLER Opinion Editor
The opening of Costco in West Fargo last week scored a big hit with fans of the retailer across the FargoMoorhead community. Rumor has it that hopeful customers packed the parking lot the evening before the store’s grand opening. I cannot imagine how the opening of yet another big-box retail chain in Fargo could possibly be exciting. People camp out in parking
“This cuts down on living costs while simultaneously increasing community involvement, social interaction and personal health for all community members.” lots and on sidewalks for many things, from iPhones and books to movies and video games. I can’t say that I’ve ever been dedicated enough to camp overnight, but I have done my share of parking lot line waiting for the last two installments of the Harry Potter movie series. I know how it goes, getting excited over something new coming to town, especially in a place like Fargo, where we don’t quite have as many exciting events as a metropolis the size of Minneapolis or St. Paul. But people getting excited about Costco? I find it rather disgusting, to be perfectly, bluntly honest. This is not a Costco vs. Sam’s Club debate. No, it disgusts me that so many people could be so blind to the realities reflected in the expansion of big-box consumerism in our community. For a student of urban design and community planning, it is a bit like watching lambs being led to the slaughter. Communities based on suburban sprawl and singleuse-zoning principles – like the communities of South Fargo and West Fargo – are a cancerous growth on urban life in our country. I am not speaking of the residents of these communities – they are citizens like any other. No, the form of growth that these communities take is harmful to the land on which they are built as well as to the citizens who will inhabit them. To illustrate the difference between a healthy community and an unhealthy one, you simply need to look at the amount of time people in those communities spend driving places in
their vehicles. Big-box retailers provide service to an extended area. People from miles around, as far away as NDSU’s campus, will drive to West Fargo to shop at Wal-Mart or Costco. Because the store is located so far away from its customers, it requires its customers to undergo a series of unsustainable activities. First, to be a customer of a big-box retailer, you almost certainly need to own a vehicle. There is no way to walk all the way there, especially with a climate like ours. This requires a huge capital investment, as well as investments in insurance, fuel and maintenance. It also requires a large time commitment to commute to and from the store, as well as the fuel needed for that commute. Finally, since these stores serve such large numbers of vehicle commuters, they require enormous parking lots that take up valuable land and create massive amounts of contaminated storm-water runoff. This not only goes for customers, but for employees as well. I realize that stores such as Costco and WalMart employ large numbers of people, but by advocating against these stores, I am in no way advocating against the jobs that they hold. They are positions crucial to the continuation of society; food and other goods must be distributed to the population. But, if we were to disband all of the big-box stores in our community and replace them with larger numbers of smaller, locally owned and locally supplied grocers and pharmacists and general stores, there is a possibility for an even larger number of people to be employed, working jobs that require the same skills and training as those at big-box retailers. In addition, a large number of smaller stores would be spread evenly across the city, creating a network of goods distribution that severely cuts down on the number of people that need to drive their vehicles to run their daily errands. This cuts down on living costs while simultaneously increasing community involvement, social interaction and personal health for all community members. So for now, I must drive my car to Wal-Mart to shop for my groceries for lack of a better option, and because my wallet will not allow me to shop anywhere else. But, we can all aspire to a future of better communities where we do not rely on the flawed system of big-box distribution to live our lives.
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HEAD TO HEAD
in Minnesota ShouldVoter GayID Marriage be Legalized? Gay Yes toMarriage Voter ID Hurts Society
The issue of Voter ID may not be the most interesting issue on the ballot this year, but it is still fairly contentious. Most Minnesota voters know about the Marriage Amendment and the issues pertinent to the presidential elections, but I imagine not many know the ins and outs of the different sides of this issue. While there are good points made by both sides, I propose that voting “yes” seems to be a pretty common sense position to take, despite the potential for negative side effects. Whether or not voter fraud has actually been a problem for Minnesotans is up for debate, but there have been allegations to be certain. Around the time of the 2008 election cycle, the Hennepin County attorney announced that they had begun an investigation into alleged illegal activities of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) regarding compliance with voting registration rules. ACORN’s name has been involved in several instances where the legality of their actions has been questioned. Regardless of whether the allegations are true, considering that the batch of voter registration reforms that were alleged to have been thrown away were relevant to the Franken-Coleman election which was decided by less than 400 votes, there’s enough reason to be concerned that whatever actions can be taken to ensure accurate voting should be taken. Whatever may be the actual state of voter fraud in Minnesota, some claim that “Minnesota is number one in voter fraud,” while others say it is an imaginary, nonexistent threat, the issuance
of a voter ID would be another measure to ensure the integrity of the voting process. A voter ID card is not a great burden to voters. Most voters will already have or be able to afford an ID; those who aren’t will be provided one free of charge. This card will be the legal right of every individual of voting age, and there is no reason why an individual would not be able to come upon one. Further, the institution of this card would not do away with absentee voting, military right to vote, or day-of-registration voting. If a voter presents a voting ID within a number of days set by the state (6-10), they will have their vote counted as would anyone else. Certainly, it would take as many days for the votes to be counted, but that is a small price to pay to have additional voter security. This will not be the foremost issue of the election; however, this issue affects the way in which every other position and candidate is determined. Voting is perhaps the most fundamental right of a United States citizen, and so it makes sense that we would do whatever is in our power to protect the integrity of that right. Asking voters to provide proof of their identity and right to vote is a matter of common sense, so long as it does not interfere with that right. Since the possible negative outcomes that those in support of voting “no” assert may be the result of this amendment are not well defined, and it appears that it will not inhibit the right or ability to vote, voter ID makes sense and voters should take the time to answer “yes” to this question on November 6th. Joshua is a senior majoring in sociology and philosophy.
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No to Voter ID be doing anything to make sure people between the ages of 18-25 vote. With youth voting participation as low as it is (just over 50 percent in the 2008 election), surely we wouldn’t want to do anything to lower this number even more. This is an unfunded mandate, meaning each county in Minnesota would have to find a way to pay for this by itself. This could mean taxes going up in all parts of Minnesota. Minnesota also has one of the highest voter turnouts in the nation. Not to mention, voter fraud in Minnesota and in our country is not an influential force in our elections. David Schultz, a professor at Hamline University, says there is a better chance of getting struck by lightning than voter fraud actually affecting the election. Why would we implement laws that restrict the rights of people to right, to avoid a problem that we don’t have?
In a country where the important decisions are made by all of the people voting, why would we make it any harder to vote? This amendment would affect all Minnesotans and surely we wouldn’t want to lower the number of people who ultimately have a say in the future of our country. If this amendment were put into place, everyone who registers on the same day of voting would no longer be able to do that. They would have to register months in advance in order to have their identification ready for the day they vote. We live in a world of fast paced everything. It’s understandable that people could get too caught up in their lives to remember to fill out the paper work or go down to the DMV. Presenting an ID could also be a problem for people who don’t have money to afford an ID. Democracy means we all vote for our leaders. That means all of us. Voting among young people is also not as high as it should be. Children are often referred to as the future of our country-- we should
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The Fun Starts Here Worlds Away
For board game adventures “Miss Adventure”
TESSA TORGESON Staff Writer
It’s the time of year when we North Dakotans are waving goodbye to autumn and teetering on the precipice of winter. Being outside does not hold much allure this time of year, at least for me. There is no snow yet for sledding, snowshoeing or snowboarding (what with all of our hills and such) and definitely no ice for skating yet. Ah, so what is a bored, broke homebody to do? Don’t be bored, play board games of course! Frankly, I do not think board games are given the respect they deserve! The following article is my homage is to board games woven with plenty of nostalgia, fu, and reflection, of course. I think the fun and simplicity of board games are so underappreciated in our technology and alcohol inundated society. Since I was a little girl and my grandma first taught me to play tiddly winks, I have always found games to be an engaging, fun way to bond, laugh and have fun. The classic tiddly winks game with its bright, rainbow colored chips and board always has happy associations, although I do not remember the specific rules of the game. I do remember when my little sister thought the bright red chip was a piece of candy and swallowed it. We were worried a tiddly wink would grow some sort of bizarre plastic plant inside her stomach! Yet a few hours later, my sister delightedly called out to my grandma that she had expunged said tiddly wink from her tiny toddler tummy. No more details are needed. The games we played as kids and into adolescence reflected our progression through developmental stages, from rubber naptime mats of preschool to the nylon neon sleeping bags of elementary school and junior high. It started with Candyland, the simple yet fun racing game in the quest of reaching the towering candy castle. Oh how I idolized the candy fashion mavens of Princess Lolly, Grandma Nutt and Queen Frostine and loathed the diabolical Lord Licorice. I learned counting and colors while frolicking in the gumdrop mountains and getting stuck in the evil molasses swamp. The game became a snooze-fest once I had mastered counting and colors, so it was onward to bigger and better. Clue will always hold a special place in my heart, and hopefully yours too. I was fascinated by the classic whodunit plot, collecting clues in
is Monty Python’s Flying Circus. A bit over the top my “detective notes” to guess of the driest of humors that who the culprit, room of the STANLEY KWIECIEN ended in the mid 70s, Monmurder and weapon hidden in Contributing Writer ty Python is quintessential a miniature manila envelope. when discussing British huAdmittedly, I still love Clue mor. We’ll get to the second and recently was delighted to As I mentioned before, in a bit. If you peruse the find a 1980s version tucked halls of Netflix, you’ll find a away with all the pieces at a I love telling stories. More slew of television shows that than just telling people stothrift store. are a bit more recent and still Alongside Clue, Mo- ries, I love to be told stories. fantastic to watch. Among nopoly is right up there As such, I don’t really enjoy these are Merlin, Sherlock with the classic, timeless television and movies for the and Being Human. board games. Monopoly is cinematography, or the actBeing Human is a superthe quintessential delightful ing, or the special effects, but natural drama about a weregame of amassing the most the overall brilliance of the wolf, a vampire and a ghost money and property at the story behind everything else. all living together. I know, it expense of your peers! Some With my ongoing search for sounds like the start of a terhave seriously argued against entertainment, my gaze fi- rible joke, right? But in its this game as a metaphor of nally shifted away from the simplicity, it manages to crecapitalistic excess and greed, realm of American television ate a working drama about and I have even seen an An- to our brother across the sea, these three beings all trying ti-Monopoly board game. England. When you talk of British to make their lives work toI think those people take it gether. a little too seriously--it’s a television, I’ve noticed that Merlin is an interesting game with delightful little to- most people I know can re- fantasy with a different take kens such as a thimble, a top ally only rifle off one or two on the Arthurian legends of hat, a scottie dog and an iron, big names. Usually the first among others. Unlike universal games of my childhood previously mentioned, I also delighted in girly games such as--gaspsomething that morphs with -Girl Talk! Girl Talk is basitime and changes constantly. cally truth or dare for dumBut holy wow has it gotmies. If you refuse to perform SUZY CAVALIER ten terrible in my opinion. a dare or answer a question Contributing Writer Where did all the bands such as who your crush or go? Why has everything reworst enemy is, you must placed electronically with wear the dreaded zit sticker! The lesson embedded in this Inside the generation Midi and auto-tune? Being raised on CCR, game is teaching girls the I have grown up in, a lot Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd perils of acne-ridden skin and of things have definitely and ZZ Top to name a few, the losers are the ones with changed faster than I ever and forming my own favorite the most zits. Pretty deep thought they could. Regenres and bands throughstuff, I must say. member the music we grew out the years, I couldn’t feel Games stopped being up listening to, the toys we more fortunate to have had “cool” in high school, so I played with, what games the exposure I have had to mostly took a hiatus from were played during our rereal, raw and determined them because, naturally, I cesses and the shows we music. Before toys went was too cool for school. Re- watched on the weekends? electronic, ally, I was not that cool, but It’s amazing to think that psychotically there were slinkies, kaleidoI do not remember playing so much of that has changed scopes, boomerangs, buildmany games aside from fam- in the last decade. A huge ing blocks, Rubix cubes, ily gatherings and occasional part of me feels some symdork outs. Fast forward a few pathy for those younger Jacobs’s ladders and board years, and I was reintroduced than me by a couple years games like Othello, mancala to my love of games via activ- that were born into a cul- and regular checkers. All of those seem to ity therapy or “AT” as those ture of technology and cyber have been replaced with hip to the lingo of treatment worlds. phone apps or programs on “rehab” centers know. Music has always been the computer, and a lot less At first it seemed sort of laughable that all of us “broken” people struggling with addictions and mental health would spend at least an hour every day playing games because of the therapeutic value and bonding. Every day we would gather around the table, a motley crew with a plications at the FARGOHELP WANTED: bizarre amalgamation of ages Part-time positions. DOME, 1800 North Univerand disorders. It might sound The FARGODOME is ac- sity Drive, Fargo, ND. No cliché, but it helped us start cepting applications for phone calls please. Equal to trust each other, ourselves, part-time employment in Opportunity Employer. and we learned the value in Exp Date: 10/29/2012 the following positions: Cajust learning to laugh again. shiers, Servers, Fry Cooks, We would enter wearing Custodial, Stagehands, our scars and leave laughConversion Workers. Hours ing after playing games like vary according to event Apples to Apples, Outburst schedules. Applicants are and Catch Phrase. Even outencouraged to fill out apside the proverbial Cuckoo’s nest, I think anybody can find value in that, win or lose.
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Opinion old. Instead of Arthur being king and Merlin being the wise old wizard that he is in most retellings, he’s instead a teenager with just a smattering of an idea on how to control his innate magical talent while hiding it from Arthur’s father, who has forbade its use. Sherlock is the British equivalent of American crime dramas. Based off the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary figure that would solve missions through being hyper-perceptive and with the help of his roommate and former army doctor John Watson, the two take the stories from the author and apply a few liberties to make the story work for the modern world. If this show has a downside, it’s that it only has two seasons and six episodes between the two of them. However, all of these pale
in comparison to the show that next year will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, a Sci-Fi for all ages, Doctor Who. Doctor Who is, to put it simply, about a time traveling alien that cruises through time and space in what appears to be a British police telephone box. Though it sometimes has some pretty terrible special effects, and a recurrence of alien villains that started as large pepper shakers with egg beaters and plungers, the show has nonetheless captured my undivided attention. So while you’re waiting for the next season of How I Met Your Mother or CSI, take a look at one of these four and maybe you’ll find something worth your time.
interactive amongst others. Four-square was a pretty big hit during those school recess times, and jump rope even had books on different kinds of jumps you could learn, along with the different chants you holler out through the challenge of not getting slapped with the rope that usually left a pretty decent red mark. To think that Boy Meets World, Rugrats, Angry Beavers and so many other shows are barely even aired anymore just kills me! Well, not literally, but emotionally it’s about as depressing as a wet cat. What has media done to our future generations? Why have they been deprived of such greatness? I feel it’s our responsibility to bring back some of the flare we enjoyed as kids that the generations below us were so wrongly deprived of. Remembering how much
fun we had as kids is pretty bittersweet, but I wouldn’t have wanted to grow up any other way, shape or form. Looking around at how society is and what consists of television and the radio is probably one of the most depressing things I can think of happening to people in future generations. Maybe if we bring back a little of the simple beauty of soda pop or homemade lemonade in the sunshine, chalk drawings, old school punk and classic rock, or even tents in our living spaces made from sheets and blankets, life could be sweeter and classic again, college or not.
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NDSU's Last Punch Sticks Southern Illinois Bison score 13 unanswered points in 4th quarter comeback Sam Herder Sports Editor The Missouri Valley Football Conference was at its finest Saturday afternoon at the Fargodome. The No. 3 NDSU Bison duked it out with the Southern Illinois Salukis for a physical and thrilling 23-17 win. In a tight knot game that didn’t see a lead bigger than 7 points, NDSU put on a 13-point fourth quarter comeback to take their final and only lead of the game. “It was a great Valley win,” NDSU head coach Craig Bohl said. “A hard fought win, it was what we anticipated and it certainly stopped my heart a couple times.” The Salukis came into the confines of the Fargodome and quieted the crowd quickly, marching down the field and capping their drive off with a 32-yard touchdown pass to LaSte McKinney on a fourth-and-3. Several penalties slowed the game down and the Bison offense didn’t get going into early in the second quarter. A 16-play, 66-yard methodical drive was capped off with a 1-yard touchdown run from quarterback Brock Jensen. The Bison defense, who only allowed 11 total yards rushing, sniffed out a third down run to force a punt on the next possession. NDSU crossed midfield again, but on a first down play, Jensen was sacked and fumbled the ball. SIU’s Brandon Williams scooped up the ball and ran 55-yards
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Quarternack Brock Jenson prepares to throw the football to gain yards on the field Saturday. The Bison men won the game 23-17.
untouched to give the Sycamores a 14-7 lead with 5:31 remaining in the first half. “We had a missed protection,” Bohl said on the scoop-and-score. “We weren’t protecting the quarterback’s backside and that’s a bad, bad sign.” Both offenses struggled to get past the gritty defenses, and were forced to punt on their next possessions. The Bison finally got some momentum going again with a minute left in the half when Jensen found Ryan Smith down the middle for a big 58-yard gain. NDSU could not convert a third-and-4 pass and Adam
Keller booted in a 24-yard field goal to make the score 14-10 at the half. The second half was the same story as the first. Penalties and mistakes contributed to both teams struggling to put points on the board. The Bison had an opportunity to reduce the lead with a 47yard field goal, but the kick was blocked and recovered at the NDSU 40-yard line. The Salukis took advantage of the momentum swing, converting on a thirdand-16 and then completing a reverse pass to the Bison 13-yard line. A huge sack by Kyle Emmanuel, who had a terrific game, pushed the ball
back 9 yards. SIU was then forced to settle for a 35-yard field, putting them up 17-10 with 0:51 remaining in the third quarter. That was when the Bison offense finally found a consistent rhythm, scoring 13 unanswered points. It started with some trickery on their first play of the next possession. Jensen, split out wide in the Wildcat formation, took a reverse and then heaved the ball to a streaking Andrew Okland for a huge 60-yard play. “I think you can definitely tell our offense was a different unit after that,” Okland said on his catch. “Once
you flip the field that fast it changes the game.” With the ball at SIU’s 29yard line, the Bison ground game pushed the ball into the redzone. Running back Derrick Lang finally got in for a score from 1-yard out. Keller’s extra point tied the score at 17. NDSU’s defense remained tough, forcing another 3-and-out on the next possession. Behind Jensen’s arm and hardnosed running from Sam Ojuri, the Bison marched 52 yards on their way to a John Crockett 5-yard touchdown with 5:23 remaining and gained their first lead of the
game. The extra point kick was blocked, leaving the game open for ISU. With only one timeout remaining and a running game that’s been shut down, the Salukis were forced to pass, much to the liking of all-American cornerback Marcus Williams. Williams came up with a daggering interception on a third-and-10 with 3:37 remaining. That was his 15th career interception, moving Williams to second overall in Bison history. NDSU kept the clock ticking, moving the chains with first-down pickups from Ojuri, who finished his best game of the year with 90 yards on 20 attempts. “I felt a lot better,” Ojuri said on his performance. “It was all about trusting the coach’s scheme and being ready for the game plan and just going out there and executing.” Jensen was finally able to take two knees to run out the clock, and the Bison survived another tough Missouri Valley game, improving their conference record to 4-1 and 7-1 overall. “We’re getting deep into the Valley,” Bohl said. “These wins are really critical … it’s a huge win because it puts us at another Valley win and every one of them counts.” Jensen, who led NDSU’s first fourth quarter comeback since 2010, reached 200 yards passing, with 88 of them going to Smith. The Bison will travel to Missouri State next Saturday to take on the Bears in another Missouri Valley matchup. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
Bison Cross Country Women Repeat, Men Take 6th
Wahlund leads NDSU women to 2nd straight Summit League Championship Pace Maier Contributing Writer
The NDSU women’s cross country team has repeated. Brecca Wahlund, a freshman for the Bison, was NDSU’s first runner to cross the finish line at the Summit League Championships, although her teammates weren’t very far behind. The Bison’s top five runners were placed in the top 15 overall in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday morning. This gave the Bison women their second consecutive Summit League title. The Bison men’s cross country team placed sixth at
the Summit League Cross Country Championships held at Katke-Cousins Golf Course. Bison sophomores Brett Kelly and Grady Anderson placed 20th and 21st to lead the Bison men. The Bison women finished with 36 points for their victory, outpaced second-place South Dakota’s 59 points, and third-place South Dakota State’s 63 points. Bison women had the second-lowest point total at the conference meet since 2003. The Bison men tied Kansas City at the end of the day for sixth with 128 points in a team race that was tight in the middle of the pack. A total of 24 points separated only five teams,
in the places third through sixth. South Dakota State won the team Championship with 35 points, and South Dakota was second with 62 points. IUPUI came in third, host Oakland was fourth, and Western Illinois came in fifth. It was a total team effort for the Bison women team, as the top four runners finished, second, fourth, seventh, and eighth out of the 73- athlete field. Brecca Wahlund claimed the runner-up honors with time of 21:58.5 and became the school’s highest finisher in its Summit League history. Teammate junior Heidi Peterson placed fourth overall with a time of 22:12.5, and junior
Maddie McClellan was seventh with a time of 22:29.1. Sophomore Abbi Aspengren, which was named the league’s Newcomer of the Year at the 2011 championships- placed eighth with a time of 22:32.4. The only senior on the team, Faith Kruchowski, finished off the title with a 15th-place finish with a time of 23:01.6. For the Bison men Brett Kelly was on top for the Bison with a time of 26:38.8 in the 8k course. Anderson was very close behind with a time of 26:40.5. Redshirt freshman Brendan Skime placed 25th with a time of 26:46.5, junior Moses Heppner was 30th with a time of 26:59.0, and sophomore
Lucas DeGree finished out the scoring in 32nd place with a time of 27:03.4. The true freshman Byron Schuldt took 36th place in his first Summit League Championship debut. Senior Michael Krsnak of South Dakota won the 8k race with a time of 25:06.4. The Bison men’s team roster for the conference meet consisted of one true freshman, two redshirt freshmen, three sophomores, and two juniors. NDSU women’s coach said about the race “I am very proud of the way the girls ran,” NDSU women’s coach Ryun Godfrey said. “Having a target on their back can sometimes be a
difficult position to be in, but I thought they handled it great.” The Oakland senior Brittni Hutton won the individual title with a time of 21:49.8. The Bison’s Wahlund, Peterson, and McClellan were named first team AllSummit League. Abbi Aspengren was a second team All-Summit League performer. There was a challenging wind at the course which had an impact on the runner’s times, but overall Godfrey was pleased with how the Bison responded.
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Vikings at a NDSU Falls to IPFW Crossroad VOLLEYBALL
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The 5-3 Vikings have been a pleasant surprise for a fan base that expected another season in the cellar. After a surprising loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night, the Vikings have hit an important crossroad in their season. The way I see it, the Vikings season can go one of two ways: The Vikings take the Bucs game as a wake-up call and have the no-one-believes-inus attitude leading them into the playoffs. They continue their downward spiral and position themselves for another top10 draft pick. The Vikings started the season better than any fan could have dreamed of. Second year quarterback Christian Ponder was making the right decisions, hitting his open receivers, scampering for first downs and most importantly, not turning the ball over. He has looked like a legitimate top-15 quarterback in the league at times this season. Although the “game manager” label we want to slap on Ponder has felt a little unfitting these past few weeks. Through the first four games of the season, Ponder didn’t throw a single interception. In fact, he was the last quarterback in the NFL to throw an interception. But, it has been downhill from there. In the past four games, Ponder has thrown seven interceptions and has only completed 60 percent of his passes. Thursday night’s game alone showed the glaring weaknesses in the Vikings passing game with Ponder at the helm. Tampa Bay keyed on Percy Harvin all night eliminating the Vikings pitchand-put passes that have been the bulk of the Vikings passing game all year. The lack of a deep threat is what’s holding the Vikings back. In the off-season, they signed acrobatic receiver, Jerome Simpson from the
Bengals. After serving his three-game suspension for a positive test for marijuana, the once prolific deep-threat in Cincinnati has been obsolete in Minnie. The only productive thing Simpson has been able to do all year is draw pass interferences from the defense and has only accumulated seven receptions for 95 yards in four games. If the Vikings offense wants to start putting the fear into opposing secondaries, Simpson and Ponder need to start getting on the same page. Along with the offensive woes the past three games, the defense has been put under an obscene amount of pressure. Thursday night’s game was a prime example. In the first half, Tampa’s started two drives in Vikings territory and two more within ten yards of mid-field, all of which ended in points for the Bucs. The Vikings defense has played well through the first half of the schedule, but has struggled mightily on the road. Giving up nearly 25 points a game on the road is too much if the Vikings want to even think about making the playoffs. Michael Irving put it best before the game, saying, “If you want to be a playoff team in the NFL, your defense has to show up on the road.” The Vikings still have a long road ahead of them if they even want to consider a playoff berth. They have set themselves up nicely starting 5-3, but have a terrifying second half schedule that includes five games on the road starting next week against a tough, black-andblue style Seahawk team. The Vikings also still have to play both games against the division leading Bears, and both games against a surging Packers team that is anxious to show that they still belong among the NFL’s elite. Starting on Sunday, the Vikings will have to choose which way they want their season to go. For some of the die-hard fans like myself, this might spell disaster for the Purple.
The NDSU volleyball team dropped another game leading up to the Summit League tournament Friday night against the first-place Fort Wayne 3-2. NDSU was in a threeway tie for fourth place with Oakland and South Dakota State, only a half match behind third-place Kansas City. This loss puts them tied for fifth place in the Summit. Sophomore Emily Spencer had 20 kills and Senior Tessa McGill made 39 digs to lead Fort Wayne to a 2519, 25-21, 22-25, 15-12 win over the Bison. NDSU freshman setter Emily Riese came off the
bench to make a career high 34 assists and 16 digs. Brynn Joki had 15 kills and 15 digs, Jenni Fassbender belted 14 kills and Megan Lambertson had 13 kills and 10 blocks for NDSU, which fell to 10-14 overall. After trailing two sets to one, the Bison clinched the fourth set on 7 kills by Joki. NSDU went up 8-7 and never looked back, producing their largest lead of the night at 20-13. NDSU came back from being down 3-1 in the fifth set to tie it 8-8, but a serving error by the Bison and a block from IPFW’s Jessie Manwaring ended the contest. The Bison look to lock in a tournament spot with only four matches left on the season.
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Bison Danielle Dombeck (8) goes for the kill against Fort Wayne.
Oakland Edges Out NDSU in a Close One Colton Pool Contributing Writer The Bison volleyball team put up a fight Friday against Oakland at the Benson Bunker Fieldhouse. It was a tightly contested match and each set went down to the wire. Throughout the game, Oakland made the plays they needed to in order to get the 3-1 win. In the first match, NDSU got out to an early start. They led the Golden Grizzlies 10-5 before Oakland called a time out. Before the timeout, all six of the Bison’s players on the court each had a dig, making it an effective team defensive effort. After the timeout, both teams exchanged kills and different
errors before Oakland got to within three. However, the lead wasn’t smaller after that in the first game. NDSU held off Oakland to get a 2521 win in the first set. In the second match, it was the Golden Grizzles’ turn to get to a 10-5 lead. The Bison got back and went on a 10-5 run to tie the score up at 15. The set became tied three times before the end, making it extremely closely contested. Senior outside hitter Brynn Joki gave the Bison a huge push to keep within reach. Joki ended the night with 10 kills and a team high 20 digs. In the end, Oakland came up with a few big plays, and that gave them the second set with the score being 2521. NDSU and Oakland were even more evenly matched
in the third set. Both teams took turns with controlling the game, but neither had a lead larger than six points. After the ensuing Bison timeout with the score being 15-19 in favor of the Golden Grizzlies, NDSU got it back to within one point from tying the game. The Bison’s offense was on a roll and was led by freshman outside hitter Jenni Fassbender, who ended the night with a team and career high 15 kills, and senior middle hitter Megan Lambertson, who contributed 13 kills. Oakland used one of their timeouts, helping stop the Bison’s momentum. Oakland went on a 6-0 streak out of the timeout, which finished things out at 25-19 with Oakland on top. The fourth set was similar to the previous three. Oakland and NDSU were
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“The wind probably resulted in some times a little slower than we might normally run, but at the conference meet, you throw times out the window and run for place.” Godfrey said. This marks the fourth
straight year that the Bison women earned a top-three team finish at the Summit League Championships. The Bison women won last year’s title with 64 points. Godfrey was named the league’s Coach of the Year
for the second consecutive season. “Last year the girls took a lot of pride winning the Triple Crown in The Summit League - cross country, indoor track and outdoor track championships - and this is
making big plays to stay within reach of each other. After the game was tied at 14 all, Joki was hurt and was forced to come out of the game. Despite the injury, she went back in a few plays later, which was a huge boost for NDSU. Nonetheless, the Golden Grizzlies took control and made the last few influential plays to close things out. The final score of the fourth and final set was 25-19. This loss gives the Bison a 10-15 record overall and a league record of 6-7. This currently sits them at sixth place within the Summit League. NDSU’s next games will be on the road at Kansas City on Friday and at South Dakota on Saturday.
the first step in attempting to do that again,” Godfrey said. “The girls are pretty excited about that.” The NCAA Midwest Regional is scheduled for Nov. 9 in Springfield, MO.
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