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Matt Severns Spectrum Staff More than 150 area and visiting residents showed up to protest corporate-political collusion near the U.S. Bank Plaza Saturday afternoon. The event, called Occupy Fargo-Moorhead, drew protesters aging from early youth to elderly. Signs, such as protester Nicholas Jones', whose read, "Honk if your government is corrupt," prompted passing traffic to show their support, though a small counterprotest across the street garnered some support of its own. Protesters began to gather before noon, and by the peak of the demonstration a collection of unique voices began to be heard. Judd Hoff, a key organizer in the Occupy Alexandria, Minn. movement, came up to Fargo to help with the event. "I came up here about two weeks ago to one of the Fargo-Moorhead Occupy meetings and I found out about the consensus process that they're using, which impressed me," Hoff said. "Before I came to the meeting, I

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wasn't sure if this movement would be able to hold together, but after the meeting I was 100 percent sure that it would." The consensus process has been pivotal since the movement's beginning. The collective identity as the "other 99 percent" has been the driving force behind no leaders emerging from within.


"We have a very serious problem in this country and we have a huge amount of absolute wealth, but the relative equality is nearly nonexistent." -- Adam Wiese

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Above: Protesters hold a demonstration on Broadway and 2nd Saturday afternoon. Below: Bryce Heustis (left) debates with Justin Vega (right) about economic-political philosophy.

Spectrum Staff Cowboys and cowgirls saddled up their horses for the 46th Annual Bison Stampede Rodeo on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the NDSU Equine Center. This event was organized and hosted by the NDSU Bison Rodeo Team. Over 240 students from North Dakota, South

Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin competed against one another while donning their respective school colors, cowboy hats, Levi’s, and if they were a girl: sparkly rhinestone belts with matching jewelry. These cowboys and cowgirls were seen winding around barrels, tying up goats, bucking on broncos, wrestling steers, riding

horses bareback, roping calves and bull riding. The students competing at this rodeo were among the 16 teams which make up the Great Plains Region within the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). The NIRA consists of eleven regions in the nation. Teams within the Great Plains Region compete in 10 rodeos per year, one of which is hosted by NDSU.

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Chase Peterson competes in the steer wrestling event at the Bison Stampede Rodeo Saturday night at the Equine Center.




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The NDSU students competing this weekend have been tirelessly working and practicing to prepare for this year’s event. “They are the most spectacular, wonderful bunch of students. They put hard work in, really rodeo-driven, motivated type of students… and they’re at every practice wanting to get better, wanting to learn,” Tate Eck, NDSU Rodeo Team adviser and coach, said. “It’s really been a phenomenal group. They’re there wanting to compete and win, so it’s been great.” The NDSU Rodeo Team currently stands fourth in the men’s division and sixth in the women’s division within the Great Plains Region, according to Eck. “We’re still a building program, but we’re definitely getting better,” Eck said. “These rodeo kids are a little more down-to-earth, and we don’t mind if we get a little manure on our pants.”

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Preparing for the NDSU Bison Stampede Rodeo is done months in advance, taking countless hours of time and effort to ensure that the event runs as smoothly as possible. “It took a lot to put together this event because we had to get ads together, get money raised, practicing, getting the barn ready,” Dena Flom, a junior majoring in agriculture education, said. “We had to do a lot of cleaning and the team was awesome.” For Flom, this year’s rodeo is very different than last year’s because not only is she competing, but she is also one of the managers for NDSU’s team. Last year Flom primarily acted as the assistant manager for the team, not taking part in the competing end of things. “A lot of the students put in a lot of time and practice, and when the rodeo time...

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5th Place 233.00 Women’s Team 4th Place 157.50 Women’s Total 3rd Place 47.00 Bareback Riding Austin Martin 4th Place 64.0 Bull Riding James Kapp 1st Place 76.0 Barrel Racing Jordan Rist 2nd Place 12.81 Goat Tying Courtney Sletton 4th Place 6.6

NDSU Results for Oct. 15-16 Event Men’s Team 5th Place 140.00 Bareback Riding Austin Martin 2nd Place 135.00 Barrel Racing Rachel Stewart 3rd Place 25.98

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News Biking for Breast Cancer Ashley Fremder News Reporter

Cate Ekegren Co-News Editor On Friday, Oct. 14, the NDSU Wallman Wellness Center sponsored Biking for Breast Cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S., no matter their age or ethnicity. Individuals formed teams of as many as they would like and then biked in rotations for 12 hours nonstop. Biking for Breast Cancer began at 9:00 a.m. in the cycling studio at the Wallman Wellness Center and ended at 9:00 p.m. Each team raised money before the event and all donations will be given to support breast cancer research. “My grandma had breast cancer and it’s a great cause and a good way to give back to the community,” said sophomore Rachael Masset. The community aspect was a common theme for many of the participants. Parminder Jathoul, a junior, said that she chose to participate in the event “to make people in the community more aware.” The exact number of people that participated in Biking for Breast Cancer and the exact amount of money raised was not available at the time of publication, however the numbers will be printed at a later date. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation website, “Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the breast. It is considered a heterogeneous disease – differing by individual, age group and even the kinds of cells within the tumors themselves.” An estimated 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, 40,000 of which will lose their lives. Breast cancer does not only affect women, though. Approximately 1,700 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, with 450 of those dying because of it. All of this information on breast cancer, instructions for self-examinations and more can be found online at www.nationalbreastcancer.o rg. The Spectrum is published Tuesdays and Fridays during the academic year, except during holidays, vacations and exam periods. Each enrolled student is entitled to one copy of The Spectrum. Additional copies are available by prior arrangement with the Business Manager for $1 each. The Spectrum is a student-run newspaper published under the First Amendment guarantees of free speech and a free press. Opinions expressed on these pages are not necessarily those of the student body, faculty, staff, university admin-

New campus tree trail Child Care Center to remain open Promoting nature awareness Rylee Nelson Spectrum Staff This fall, Professor Emeritus Dale Herman of the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences introduced NDSU’s first tree walking trail, located on the south side of the NDSU campus. The trail includes nearly 60 trees, all located to the south of Centennial Boulevard, and Herman hopes to expand the trail to the north side of Centennial Boulevard in the future as well. Herman adopted the idea from similar trails located in Indiana at Purdue University. Nearly 10 years ago, Herman conceived the idea but last spring he started working on making it a reality. The project was included in the recent improvement grant procured for campus beautification. The grant went toward the making of over 800 brochures that will lead people through the trail. The trees on the trail include cultivated varieties from all over the world, and several are considered to be unique in the State of North Dakota. “Many of the newer trees on campus are very, very rare to North Dakota and the surrounding area,” Herman said. Because of North Dakota’s harsh weather conditions, tree varieties are limited to set hardness and the Plant

Science Department is continuing to experiment with varieties that can survive the weather. Tree varieties also have individual diseases and natural predators that can infect large populations of individual cultivated varieties. Because of this, Herman wants to promote tree diversity on campus as a way to ensure a long-lasting tradition of quality trees on campus. By describing specific trees on campus, including name, description and growing conditions, Herman hopes to bring attention to and encourage further diversification on campus. “[The trail] is a real asset to NDSU for students and alumni particular students in plant science,” Herman said. He is hoping that the trail can both be a learning tool for students as well as a way to promote and appreciate the trees on our campus that are essential to the environment. “With the climate we live in … trees help us to appreciate and promote aesthetic and functional values of trees on campus,” Herman said. Brochures for the walk are available at both the Bison Card office in the Memorial Union and at the Customer Service desk in the Wallman Wellness Center.

Emma Heaton News Reporter The Center for Child Development (CCD) is to remain open after a committee proposed short and longterm recommendations to President Dean L. Bresciani and his cabinet. The Ad Hoc Child Care Futures Committee was formed rapidly after Bresciani announced the closing of the childcare center last spring in response to the overwhelming feedback from several groups. People directly affected, such as those with children in the center, are one party included in those resisting the closing of the childcare center. Others include alumni of the center, such as people in the community who use the center as a model for how to do childcare and people whose children attended the CCD in the past. Those concerned with the message it sends also contributed to the feedback. It affects the positive climate of NDSU by influencing faculty recruitment, success and retention of students. Childcare is in high demand, and the fulfillment is not even close to reaching those demands. NDSU provides a state-of-the-art center, which is also used as a model facility to other childcare centers in surrounding areas.

“The importance of the center is true not just for NDSU faculty, staff and students, but the community as a whole,” said chair and dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, Kevin D. McCaul. The CCD serves academic functions as well, as faculty members use it to aid in teaching students in related programs. It is also used for research among faculty members in infants and preschool children. The committee formed consisted of a small number of people that could accommodate the nimble nature and long meetings. The committee included Canan Bilen-Green, Josh Noschee, Karen Froelich, Kandra Greenlee, Gary Liguori, Wendy Reed and McCaul. Members of the committee spent six months conducting research by interviewing staff, faculty and administrators of the center, other providers in the community and even national child care representatives. “We got tons of feedback from people not only on campus, but off-campus,” McCaul said. “People would bring us articles, letters and financial advice and information.” The committee obtained financial advice and information from Child Care Resource and Referral and graduate students in the Col-

lege of Business working under Freolich, MBA Program Coordinator, in order to conclude their alternatives. The short-term recommendations provided by the committee include that the university should cover 20 percent of the operating costs based on budget estimates and the vital academic use of the center. Additionally, the childcare center will remain in its current location in the Evelyn Morrow Lebedeff Hall. The administration center will move out of the College of Human Development and Education Center and will be relocated to the center in human resources. Last, the committee recommended that the director of the CCD be charged with full responsibility of the financial health and operation of the center. The long-term recommendation given by the committee was for the president to appoint a task force to identify more permanent solutions to supply for the demand of childcare, such as offering care for infants through after-school care and up to one hundred children. With these recommendations applied to the CCD, the center can remain open and continue to be a positive addition to NDSU and the F-M community.

NDSU fraternity connects with ND elementary school Cate Ekegren Co-News Editor Members of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at NDSU adopted a fourth grade class from Myhre Elementary School in Bismarck, North Dakota as pen pals for the year.


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their pen pals at ATO Fraternity and discover the NDSU campus. Tescha Walz, the class teacher and Linda Anderson escorted the kids on the three-hour bus ride from Bismarck to Fargo on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Upon arriving to NDSU, the kids met up with a handful of ATO members and broke up into groups to tour the college campus. The fourth graders were given free NDSU Tshirts before having lunch at the R Dining Center, touring a Weible Hall dorm room and then meeting with professors in three different fields of study. In one session, the young students went to the engineering department, where they built catapults. In another session, the group went to the entomology department and explored the

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‘Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful’ Megan Toso News Reporter In celebration of Coming Out Week Oct. 10 through 14, NDSU Campus Attractions sponsored Bebe Zahara Benet in “Divas of Diversity� in the Lower Level of the Memorial Union at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Benet performed a drag show, shared her story of repression and acceptance and answered questions regarding her lifestyle. As students and faculty waited in anticipation, they were greeted by sounds of upbeat music in a warm, comfortable environment. Benet entered, accompanied by Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock,� dancing, lip-syncing and interacting with members of the audience. Her vibrant personality became contagious as attendees began clapping to the beat. Benet’s journey began in the traditional culture of Cameroon, Africa. She found herself born and

raised as a boy who was interested in things believed to be just for women such as hair, makeup and the fashion industry. She described herself as being constantly “surrounded by beautiful women� who were unaware of how incredible they were. Benet is a strong believer that “women underestimate themselves a lot.� Benet’s first drag experience occurred in Paris while she was working as a male model. One of the models had dropped out, and she stepped in for the missing woman. Her first planned performance in drag was on stage with Cyndi Lauper. She stated that she “created her persona from that and developed [her] alter ego.� There was no support system for drag or homosexuality in Africa, but America offered a lot of backing in the drag scene and there was always “somebody you can talk to.� Benet has become well

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Bebe Zahara Benet came to the Memorial Union to speak of her experiences as a transvestite.

known for being crowned the first season winner of “Rupaul’s Drag Raceâ€? on Logo Television. She speaks and performs around the country in colleges and at red carpet events alike. Her new single was also recently released. Benet admitted that for her, dressing up is a “creative outlet,â€? but also a business venture. She shared “this is what I do for a living ‌ this is my purpose.â€? She specified that the most rewarding part of her job remains, “I feel so comfortable in my space ‌ it’s liberating.â€? Benet’s presentation primarily focused on the understanding that “There is always the opportunity to embrace others and embrace diversity.â€? She affirmed that she had soul searched a long time to accept herself. She says, “let yourself be open to experience.â€? She has huge faith in the quality of respecting another person for being who-

ever they want to be. Benet will continue to share her background. “When I finally stop telling my story, I’ll be six feet under,� Benet said. Regina Ranney, diversity program coordinator at NDSU said, “The Equity and Diversity Center was excited to help promote Divas of Diversity. We expected the event to draw a broad audience with different reasons in choosing to attend. We hoped that people who were ‘just curious’ would leave with a positive message, and I think Bebe Zahara Benet’s story and performance provided that.� Ranney also wants to inform students that, “The Equity and Diversity Center invites you to attend Safe Zone training, which provides education about sexual orientation and gender identity.� For more information, call 231-5728 or visit to view upcoming sessions to attend.

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Temporary cardboard box houses are set up outside of Theta Chi fraternity for their Homeless and Hungry event. Theta Chi raised $2,200 during the overnight event this weekend.

comes you can tell which students have been practicing and have been putting in the time,� Flom said. “It shows when they’re the ones sitting on top.� For those of you who have never been to a rodeo before, it is unlike any other sport at NDSU. “Rodeo is kind of a sport that they took from the way it used to be ‘back in the west,’� Flom said. “Some of these events are how they’d get stuff done on the ranch...It’s a way to put a competitive edge on ranch work.� Competing in events like rodeo not only requires individual skills but also the ability to harmoniously work among animals. “If your horse isn’t happy, they obviously aren’t going to perform as well as they can. Usually the horses come

first when you do the rodeos,� Flom said. “The horses do play a big role in how well people do, so it’s the teamwork between the rider and the horse.� As for the competition, students like Jared Odnes, a senior majoring in animal science at South Dakota State University, shared what it is like to be involved in college rodeo: “Rodeo is really fun, really team-oriented and a really great time.� Odnes has been part of college rodeo the last two years of his collegiate career, and he mentioned that he has enjoyed traveling to Fargo both times to compete. “It’s been really good. I [personally] haven’t done very good here so far, but it’s been a really good rodeo and ran very smoothly.�

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Jones, who was holding the sign asking drivers to honk if they thought their government was corrupt, was there because he wanted to express his personal view on corruption. "Everyone knows there's corruption in the political system, and I'm really tired of watching politicians on the Sunday talk shows ... talking about corruption as if it is abstract, as if it doesn't happen. They talk about it as if it's not right in front of their face, and everyone knows that it is." Adam Wiese, who could be seen holding a large red flag throughout the demonstration, was there to expose the injustices he perceives are a result of financial influence. "We have a very serious problem in this country and we have a huge amount of absolute wealth, but the rel-

ative equality is nearly nonexistent," Wiese said. Bryce Heustis, one of the few counter-protesters at the event, advocated that the current system is just fine as is. Though engaged in debates about healthcare and bailouts and occasionally heckled by protesters, he and his friend had an undeniable presence throughout the event. "I was there as part of a counter protest that represents the 53 percent movement," Heustis said. "The movement is promoting an equal taxation rate for all Americans. As of right now, only 53 percent of Americans pay taxes, and 47 percent do not," Heustis said. "The movement as of right now consists of a bunch of ill-informed citizens who need to fully understand the

situation before they protest it," Heustis said of the Occupy protesters. Justin Vega, a major player in the public relations side of the Occupy FargoMoorhead event, took advantage of the public forum the event provided to debate with the counter-protesters. "What's awesome is you see there are ... counter-protesters here and it also gives us the opportunity, as I just did with Mr. Bryce Heustis here, to comment, to talk, to find out about the other side of it ... you know, why people aren't in support of the movement," Vega said. Unlike in other cities, the Occupy Fargo-Moorhead protest wasn't meant to be ongoing. They gathered on Saturday in observance of the Global Day of Action.

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Features Young entrepreneur sets a trend in downtown Fargo Jaime Jarmin Spectrum Staff If you are feeling in need of a hiatus to Europe, there is a place at 317 Broadway in downtown Fargo that may very well suffice. Nestled inside the store O’Day Cache is the chic boutique called Proper and Prim, owned by 26-year-old entrepreneur Teresa O’Day. Even though Proper and Prim is inside her mom’s store, O’Day Cache, Teresa’s boutique is not affiliated with O’Day Cache whatsoever.

While this young entrepreneur was an undergraduate, O’Day studied abroad in Europe, which may have inspired the style of merchandise you can find inside Proper and Prim. Walking into her store makes you feel as though you are taking a stroll through Paris. “Teresa has very Frenchinspired clothing,” said Kyleigh Kruse, an employee of Proper and Prim and best friend of Teresa O’Day. “It’s not a typical clothing store … one of Teresa’s main goals is to have things that are always very affordable with

very high style.” Some items you can find at Proper and Prim are ornate necklaces and rings, funky feather hair extensions, sleek high heels, adorable flats, trendy boots, one-of-a-kind dresses and skirts, as well as fleece-lined leggings. “We have things you can buy that are unique, fashionable, and trendy … without spending a ton of money on it,” O’Day said. “You can come in here and buy a few things for a hundred dollars instead of buying one thing for a hundred dollars.” Story continued on page 7

Diet and exercise tips for losing stomach fat Contributing Writer In 1944, Dwight D. Eisenhower led U.S. troops in what was the largest and bloodiest battle fought by America in World War II: Battle of the Bulge. Today, our country faces a new battle, one that is thought to be the largest and bulkiest battle of the 21st century. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, about twothirds of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese.

Combating unhealthy fat molecules can be a struggle, but with a proper diet and exercise plan, any individual is capable of losing weight. Before I begin talking about ways in which you can lose unwanted stomach fat, here are some important terms you should know: • Repetition, or “Reps” – a motion or exercise (such as a cruncher, or sit-up) that is repeated and usually counted • Cardio, short for Cardiovascular – related to the heart: a workout per-

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formed to cause a temporary increase in heart rate • Metabolism – an increase of the rate at which the body turns food into energy. The faster your metabolism, the more energy you have to burn fat. • Diet – food and drink regularly consumed (Not to be confused with dieting, which is eating sparingly or according to prescribed rules.) • Nutrition – the process of eating nourishing food so that the body can Story continued on page 7

He said, she said Does not getting enough sleep affect you academics? Alysia Larson Staff Writer

He Said: “I don’t believe it’s the amount of sleep I acquire but the amount of effort I put into my studies.” Mark Tibbets, a freshman majoring in business administration. She Said: “Yes, when I don’t get enough sleep, I find it difficult to pay attention in class or study for exams. I fall asleep when trying to study or do homework and then lose that time to do school-related things.” Kasey Peterson, an undecided sophomore Life as a college student can get pretty crazy. There are always assignments to complete, tests to study for, a job to work at, a social life to have, and sleep to get. When our schedules become too hectic, usually something that seems less important gets bumped off the list. For a lot of college students, sleep is that thing that gets bumped off the list. According to, when you don’t get the required amount of sleep -- which is eight hours minimum for a college student -- you “create a sleep debt.” And you can only compensate for the sleep debt by going above and beyond the required amount of sleep that you are supposed to get. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it can affect every part of your life. Drowsiness from sleep deprivation is the main reason other parts of your life change. When you feel drowsy, you aren’t taking in everything that you could be. When you are drowsy in class instead of being attentive and absorbing more information, you are feeling sleepy and not learning everything you could be. Drowsiness doesn’t just affect academic work. If you’re driving while drowsy you could fall asleep at the wheel, which could be fatal. Drowsiness doesn’t help anyone, especially you. There are always reasons for why you think you could skip out on sleep. Particularly, with the rise of energy drinks and shots, sleep seems like a low item on the priority list. But getting sleep affects all areas of life, so make sure that you are trying to get enough.

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Linda Vasquez Features Editor The decision to wear blush or bronzer could be quite a dilemma for many of us, but knowing the difference between the two can make that choice a bit easier. Here’s a simple guide to get you on the right track. According to M.A.C cosmetics Senior Artist Nicola Burford, “bronzer is used to create a suntanned effect on the skin and blush is used to create a flush of color on the skin.” Keep in mind that both blush and bronzer can be used interchangeably, but the colors you choose to use can change the effect you are trying to make. Keeping it natural To have the most natural effect, match the bronzer or blush to the tones and pigments in your skin. For example, if your skin leans toward the darker side and has olive tones in it, a subtle golden bronze would do the trick. A warm peachy bronzer or blush would work for lighter skin tones.

To create the natural effect, use a large blush brush. Using the brush, begin applying the product from your hairline, and sweeping it down your cheekbone and over the apples of the cheeks. Then, swipe the remaining product on the bridge of your nose and forehead (also known as your T-zone). Cream versus matte Most blush and bronzer formulas come in either cream or matte powder, but knowing which type is best suitable for your skin type will work the best. If your skin is prone to oil, a matte blush or bronzer is the way to go. The matte formula keeps your skin looking fresher longer and will stay longer on your skin. For skin on the dryer side, creamier formulas will feel better on the face and will stay applied longer than powder formulas. When applying creambased formulas, use a flat, synthetic brush, buffing brush or your fingers to make sure the product is applied evenly.

When applying dry formulas use a soft, fluffy brush and start at the apples of your cheeks and blend backward to your hairline. Fixing a mistake Blush and bronzer over application can occur at any time, but there is a solution to fix the accidental mistake. If you have over applied a dry formula, grab a flesh loose powder and blend it over the blush or bronzer. Doing this will cover the mistake while evening out the blush or bronzer. For a cream formula, use a liquid foundation. To avoid over applying, use smaller amounts of the product and progress as you go. Have beauty mayhem? Want a unique beauty idea? Comments? Let us know at m or like The Spectrum on Facebook.


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Nick’s niche ‘New 52’ a perfect fit for newbs Nick Proulx A&E Editor

With my first column, I have a small confession: Admittedly, we went pretty bonkers over DC’s “New 52” series of comics last month in A&E. After some investigative work at Paradox Comics-N-Cards Saturday morning, which resulted in buying my very first comic book, I can tell you all the excitement for the comics was well grounded. This is something you should, perhaps even need to care about. My desire to get into the nerdy fascination has indirect roots in film and video games, beginning with Christopher Nolan’s genredefining “Batman” films. After watching both “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” numerous times, it was clear I was missing out on a wealth of back-story. That thought intensified when I popped “Batman: FOR SALE: Arkham Asylum” into my Adorable Teacup Yorkshire Playstation 3 the summer of Terrier Puppy For Sale. 11 2010, with a boatload of characters appearing withweeks old, ready for a new out much introduction for home and will be 4 newbs like me. Further considering I had pounds at full grown. AKC found nothing better to do registered, shots, dewhile training in Alabama wormed, vet checked, this summer than to swing health guaranteed and pa- down from my top bunk, wake up my fellow cadet and pers. utter, “Hey!... I’m the Batwilliamsmadrigal@yahoo.c man,” I ought to know what om. it’s all about. The task though, having never venExp Date: 10/25/2011 tured into a comic book shop before, seemed daunting enough.

Additionally, the means to get involved seemed impossible. How do I catch up on a chronology as old as my grandparents, beginning with the Caped Crusader’s first appearance in 1939? Low and behold, DC heard this plight and rebooted their entire universe, offering me a chance to jump in and finally be cool (Finally!). I threw on my finest sweatpants and journeyed to Roberts Street, giddy as a teenage schoolgirl with a homecoming date. Nervous about what lie ahead, I caught my breath outside and entered the sanctuary: To my right, a room full of geeks playing something I didn’t understand; to my left, oodles of comics emblazoned with “The New 52.” I snatched my bounty, “Batman” #1, and was assured at the register that the series is being penned by one of the hottest writers currently. It took just 15 minutes to get me hooked. Artist Greg Capullo’s imagery is engrossing and Scott Snyder employed brilliant mechanisms to get beginners like me up to speed. Better yet, they saw fit to tease readers with a cliffhanger, one that I’m going to follow up on today with the release of “Batman” #2. At $3 an issue, the comics are a steal and soon to be an obsession, one that coincides perfectly with “Batman: Arkham City” hitting stores today. If you’ve ever been curious, give “The New 52” a shot because it’s worth the effort.

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Arts and Entertainment Deputy brings soul to Fargo

JL Beers

Latest album goes deeper than the skin

Great American burgers and delicious beers Ryan Buetow Contributing Writer

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Zach Deputy, who claims to be able to play anything with strings, writes his own music about things he believes in. His latest album, “Another Day,” was released last month.

Nick Proulx A&E Editor Singer/Songwriter Zach Deputy made a quick stop in Fargo Saturday night, long enough for a performance at The Aquarium. The stop was part of a non-stop schedule to promote his latest album, “Another Day,” a soulful collection of ballads inspired by his own experiences. “‘Another Day’ is a group of songs that are pictures of my life over the past few years. It’s very personal and a great album all around,” Deputy explained. Deputy’s style of music can be described as soul, with touches of rhythm and blues woven in for good measure. His songs borrow elements from memorable artists like Ray Charles, Al Green and Stevie Wonder. That’s not definitive of all

his music though, as some singles off “Another Day” draw similarities from James Taylor tunes. “It’s influenced by all the stuff I love; I have a very interesting music taste,” Deputy said about his unique sound. “It’s pretty much dance music for the soul; it goes a little deeper than the skin,” he continued. Deputy described his entrance into a music career as something simply bound to happen. “It was one of those things I felt was inevitable,” he remarked. “I’ve always been fascinated by the guitar, and I’ve been singing since I can remember. Music has just been a part of me since the beginning,” Deputy noted. These days, Deputy claims to be able to play anything with strings, as well as drum kits, the piano, harmonic, and in his own words, “Anything that makes noise.” Additionally, Deputy employs live looping during his live

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performances, creating his own background noises when performing solo on the road. It’s all part of an act that he believes has much more heart than what you might heart on the radio. “There is some alright music these days, but it doesn’t feel like it has much soul,” Deputy argued. “Today people write songs about what they think people will like. They don’t write what they actually believe in. Soul comes from being honest, from fighting for something. You can tell when it’s real, and that’s something music is lacking,” he embellished, adding that the industry seems more concerned with what will sell. “Another Day” was released Sept. 27, and is available both in stores and online. More information can be found online at

If you enjoy a good beer and a burger as much as I do, you have to stop at JL Beers. They have a few locations around the area, the closest to campus being the downtown location off Broadway and First Avenue. They boast great burgers and a huge selection of different brews. The bar itself is small but has a very efficient use of space. They joke that they have seating for 1,000, but only 24 at a time. The size of the bar can be a bit of a problem at times, making it hard to be seated during busy meal times. The service is usually great, and the waiter I had was very helpful and knowledgeable when helping my friends and I find a beer on the menu that fit our different taste styles. Chris Hahn, a senior, said about his first time at JL, “I liked it a lot. They had a great selection of beer, and the burgers were really good.” JL Beers has a wide variety of different burgers -- all tasting amazing. It is hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to, the JL burger would rank on top with the BLT blu

close behind. The JL burger is two patties with grilled onions and special sauce, while the BLT blu has bacon, lettuce, tomato and bleu cheese all on top of a delicious beef patty. Another interesting burger they have is the humpty dumpty burger, which is served with a fried egg on top of the patty. The burgers are very reasonably priced for the quality you get with your meal. Along with the burgers comes fresh cut potato chips, but if you want, you can replace those with fries, which I would definitely recommend. The Cajun fries are good, but they also have barbecue fries and sea salt fries. JL Beers is a favorite lunchtime place of Michael Schenfisch, a senior majoring in business. “JL Beers is a great place to go if you like great burgers and fantastic beer. They have a wide variety of beers that won't disappoint,” he explained. Since JL Beers is a bar, you have to be of drinking age to eat there. But for those of us that are of age, next time you are craving a burger and beer, go downtown and check out JL Beers; you will not be disappointed.

Upcoming video game releases My wallet just called in sick Nick Proulx A&E Editor It's October and we're now well into this year's gaming season. And by gaming season, I mean the horrifying torrent of major new releases that threatens to consume our every waking moment. It appears that next month will be the main offender. It seems almost downright ludicrous to release this many expensive games in such a short period. However, that won't stop me from trying to expend as much time (and money) as I can in an attempt to play through all of these great games. “Uncharted: Drake's Deception” (Playstation 3) – Nov. 1 The latest and probably greatest in the blockbuster series. “The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (MultiPlatform)” - Nov. 1 The first, seemingly worthwhile "Lord of the

Rings" game in a long while. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” (Multi-Platform) - Nov. 8 This game will probably make more money than the national deficit. “Metal Gear Solid HD Collection” (Multi-Platform) - Nov. 8 Metal Gear in high definition? Yes, please. “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” (Multi-Platform) Nov. 11 Endless dragons to fight and an endless world to explore. “Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3” (Multi-Platform) - Nov. 15 Capcom is making you buy a barely different version of one of their games, again. “Saints Row: The Third” (Multi-Platform) - Nov. 15 Easily the most over-thetop game I've seen in a long while, and quite enjoyable by the sound of it. “Assassin's Creed: Revelations” (Multi-Platform) Nov. 15

The final chapter in the saga of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword” (Wii) Nov. 20 This is a Zelda game: You're going to buy it just like everyone else. One has to wonder if some of these lesser-known titles wouldn't be better served by Rylee Nelson/The Spectrum a summer release. TraditionJL Beers offers an array of burgers and a vast selection ally, the summer remains a of beers and tops it all off with friendly service. dry period for new video game releases and I, for one, would appreciate some of these titles to be spread out. Not to mention the fact that a lot of these games might be buried under their bigger named brethren. The fall games season is always jam-packed full of new OFFICE & SALES STAFF NEEDED content. This year seems to TO ASSIST IN SETTING UP & hold one of the most promisPROMOTING OUR LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT & CORPORATE BUSINESS EVENTS. ing arrangements of new content in recent memory. This November will no doubt be a heavy drain on funds and time. Regardless, there will certainly be a lot FUN WORK & EASY $ & LEARN A NEW BUSINESS!!! of fun to be had next month.




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Koy keeps the audience laughing Stephanie Stanislao Spectrum Staff

Noted comedian Jo Koy graced the stage and kept the audience in stitches at the Fargo Theatre Oct. 12. Koy, a Tacoma, Wash. native, now resides in Los Angeles, where he is a regular on “Chelsea Lately.” Koy’s other accomplishments as a comedian include making appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and many others.


“You know you’ve made it when you’re in North Dakota.” -- Jo Koy, comedian.

Although known best as a TV personality, Koy is often booked throughout the country on several collegecomedy tours during the year. Starting off the show Wednesday night, Koy poked fun at Fargo, specifically North Dakota, saying, “You know you’ve made it when you’re in North Dakota.” However, after hearing the audience laugh at his jokes, he later went on to laugh and say, “This is the coolest … town. I wasn’t expecting this.” Throughout the show Koy bantered with the audience, which gave his humor an offthe-cuff feel and made it clear that the comedian loves what he does. Koy’s material ranged from advice from his Filipino-mother to dealing with tornadoes on the road and stories about his eight-yearold son. Tornadoes were a hot topic of Koy’s show, when he began speaking about hearing his first tornado sirens in a recent trip to Louisville, Ky. During his account of his first tornado experience, Koy went on to ask the audience if tornados happen in North Dakota, and looked a little perplexed when the answer from those in the crowd was a strong yes. With tornados being a regular occurrence, the crowd got a kick out of the star’s reaction. The entirety of Koy’s act was laughable, however the material he used about his son, was by far one of the more funny parts of his act. It added a more personal touch, and from this, Koy gained a friend-like quality. Although the show had a family element, it was definitely not family friendly. Like most of Koy’s “Chelsea Lately” co-stars, his act was anything but clean.

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Entrepreneur continued from page 4 As a native to the Fargo area, O’Day became very familiar with the downtown scene. It only made sense for her to start her own business, when most of her family members set the trend of starting their own businesses. “It’s always something I wanted to do, and it’s in my blood,” O’Day shared. Some of O’Day’s family members who have started their own businesses include her greatgrandpa, grandpa, dad, mom, grandma and aunt. When O’Day began searching for a location of her business, downtown seemed like the perfect fit for vision of her store. “I love downtown … I really enjoy the downtown community, the people who

live here and work here,” O’Day said. “There are other business owners who are really supportive of each other.” This support from other downtown business owners became extremely evident as she began sorting out the details of opening her own store. “Taking risks was the most challenging part,” she said. “When I was starting out, there were a few downtown business owners that showed me the ropes and helped me out; showed me where to go, what to do and how to do it, so that was great.” For students reading this who may be interested in starting a successful business, this young entrepreneur has a few words of

advice for you: “I suggest that young people really research the industry and the market,” O’Day said. “You could have a great idea but it’s not going to work out if there’s not a market for it.” Proper and Prim will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on Oct. 20 by allowing customers to come in and enjoy an after-hours party from 6 to 9 p.m. At this event, there will be discounts, cake, photo booth pictures, a local DJ and red carpet photos taken by Tarynn Christine Photography. The photos will be posted after the event on Facebook. For more information about this event visit Proper and Prim’s Facebook page.

Hello Healthy continued from page 4 grow properly and be healthy Tom Venuto, author of the books “Foods That Turn to Fat” and “Foods That Burn Fat,” states, “Burning stomach fat is more about your diet than traditional ab exercises.” Venuto gives readers insight into fat-burning tips, including eating natural foods with few calories and focusing on intensity while exercising. Venuto reinforces that simply going cruncher-crazy is not an effective way to lose stomach fat. Your workouts should be high intensity, with short rest periods. This will significantly increase your metabolism, helping you burn fat more quickly. However, stresses that you should “incorporate high-intensity exercises (with more reps and lighter weights) into your workout four times a week in order to give your muscles a chance to recover and grow before you break them down again with more workouts.” Aerobic activities are important to combine with the high-intensity exercises as well. These activities include walking, jogging, cycling or swimming. They should be done for 30 minutes, three to four times a week. Also, involve regular cardio sessions into your weekly routine,

such as joining a class at your gym to help you burn fat and keep you on a regular routine. Nutrition is also an extremely important fat-burning tool. Eating frequently is not the key. Only eat until you are full, which will require eating substantial foods with low calories. Here are a few tips from Foods rich in fiber. Apples, peas, cereals and nuts are several examples of substantial foods. They will help keep you full for longer periods of time, and the fiber in them will help burn fat around your middle. Drink plenty of water. At least eight glasses every day helps to remove toxins from your body, and lose weight faster as a result. Eat smaller portions. Using cups, bowls and plates that are smaller in size will help you take less food at a time and, therefore, eat less food during the meal. Increase your metabolism. Eggs, whole-wheat bread and oatmeal for breakfast will help increase your metabolism by giving your body essential sources of vitamin B12 and carbohydrates. Other dairy products also contain this vitamin, and whole grain products will assist in making you feel full longer.





Go with high protein and fiber foods. High-protein foods, such as peas, beans, eggs, lean meats (chicken and fish) and peanuts take more energy for your body to process. Your body burns fat while breaking down the protein. Eat soups, salads, citrus fruits and berries for dinner or a bedtime snack. These foods are rich in fiber and have vitamin C, which helps dilute fats found in the stomach area. Remember not to load the fatty dressing onto your salad. Quick tip: Put the salad dressing on the side, and dip rather than drench. Consume less junk food. Items such as chips, cakes, cookies, candy and so on will turn right into belly fat once they are ingested. Instead eat yogurt, avocados and almonds are other foods to contribute to your healthy diet for losing stomach fat. As you can see, there are many different ways in which you can lose stomach fat. It is important to balance diet and exercise, along with getting an adequate amount of sleep. The most difficult part is getting your weekly exercise routine started, but once you have tackled the scheduling portion, it’s goodbye belly, hello healthy!



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Dear Alysia My roommate has her boyfriend over 24/7. He’s a nice guy and everything, but I just think it’s unfair that he practically lives with us, and yet he doesn’t pay rent or anything. I also get really uncomfortable with him spending the night because I usually hear things that I really don’t want to hear. I’ve tried talking with her about it before, but she just kind of blew it off. What should I do?

Dear Cramped Space Roomie, You definitely shouldn’t have to put up with this type of thing, especially since it’s your own apartment. But you have to keep in mind that it is her apartment as well. This is a hard situation because you both have a right to do what you want since you’re both paying to live there. The best thing to do in this situation is to approach the situation from a non-defensive standpoint. Try to talk to her when it’s just you two, and when you both are feeling calm. Tell her your concerns in a non-judgmental way and let her know that it is nothing against her or her boyfriend. If she thinks that you are judging her or don’t like her boyfriend, that will probably make her more upset. Make sure she knows you aren’t saying that she absolutely can’t be doing this but that you just want to make a compromise. Saying that you miss having girl nights or just hanging out together during the day could help her see that you don’t have a problem with him but just that you miss her. When you do tell her about him sleeping over, just try to say that you don’t mind if he does sleep over, but that you just don’t want to hear what they’re doing in the other room. It’s uncomfortable for everybody. She should understand your view if you keep the atmosphere calm and keep your stance neutral. If she still doesn’t change, then perhaps bring in another mutual friend to help mediate between you two. Sometimes hearing the same thing but from another person can change things. Just be patient and try to communicate in a peaceful way. Sincerely, Alysia

Students participate in a Lego Night extravaganza Students use their creativity while working with Legos. Andrew Koch Staff Writer The lower level of the Memorial Union resembled the scene of an assembly factory Friday night. No, of course students were not assembling real cars or houses; instead, students were given the opportunity to design things with Legos. Tabitha Bahl, a junior majoring in hospitality and tour management, gave the synopsis of the event. “Lego Night is a contest where students build Lego structures based on the category,” she said. “The main thing is that students learn how to work on a team and have fun.” Lego Night was a teambased event that was hosted by Campus Attractions. The event consisted of many rounds of Lego building, each round lasting 15 minutes. In those 15 minutes, each team had to assemble the best Lego model according to the current category. At the end of each round, students were graded, but the grading process was unconventional. Whichever team received the loudest applause from their peers won the round. One team weighed in on their experience with the event. Jesse Weiand, a senior and a computer science major, was a member of the runner-up team after the first

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Students accept a 15-minute challenge to build around a theme during Lego Night Friday.

round. “I absolutely love Legos. I am all about building Lego models and things of that nature,” Weiand said. “This event really helped show off my creative side in a wellpresented manner.” An observer of Lego night could only recognize that NDSU has some very creative individuals. Some of the models the teams came

up with were brilliant, including a helicopter with propellers. Lego night took place in the lower level of the Memorial Union and lasted until 1:30 a.m. The event was truly not only a contest between students and their teams, but also a way in which students could have a good time and meet new people in the process.

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Imbalance of wealth destroying America

Turnberg is hypnotizing

Jaime Jarmin Opinion Editor I doubt that the moment The Forum hired former local TV anchor Michele Turnberg as a weekly Sunday columnist that she would begin hypnotizing those around her. It’s probably because Turnberg’s columns about her glory days working at the local TV news stations, running marathons, dealing with bullies, Sarah Palin and poor sportsmanship at college sporting events are really beginning to cut deep for not only her readers, but also the big wigs at The Forum. On Saturday night, Bill Marcil Jr., the publisher of The Forum, posted a short message on mentioning they are no longer allowing readers to post anonymous comments on their website. Instead, in-

dividuals wanting to post a comment about their thoughts on a story must include their names and addresses before it can be seen. “As publisher of this newspaper, I can no longer justify giving a platform to vultures who comment on our content,” Marcil wrote. But all this seems rather familiar. Didn’t Turnberg say basically the same thing a few months ago? “That said, if you choose to be negative, sign you name,” Turnberg said earlier this August in The Forum. Yes, yes she did. It seems lately that Turnberg’s columns are beginning to come true little by little and are deeply affecting people like Marcil. The “vultures” analogy Marcil used was quite clever, but people have been using a pseudonym to state their opinions and ideas for hundreds of years in our country. Take Benjamin Franklin, for instance; he used the fake names Silence Dogood

and Richard Saunders when he didn’t want to reveal his real name when writing about his opinions. “We have had people tell us they do not want to be in the newspaper because of anonymous comments on news stories and other features in the newspaper,” Marcil said. These “people” that The Forum is interested in featuring in their paper need to invest in a backbone or thicker skin, although I’m not sure if those things are on sale at the moment. Any major news corporation should allow its readers the chance to speak their minds. Of course, there will be a few ignorant comments left, but there will always be a few ignorant people. But, maybe the next Benjamin Franklin needs to get a few things off his chest. Oh, I almost forgot: My name is Jaime Jarmin and I live in Moorhead, Minn. Jaime is a sophomore majoring in English education.

Let student leaders lead Matt Severns Spectrum Staff In an age of transparency and efficiency, it is a miracle that student organizations on campus are even present on campus. With 13 hoops to jump through, three tiers of classification, a five-point ranking system and a 27page handbook accompanying a 13-page list of guidelines, the fact that student organizations flourish is testament to an undeniable and unrelenting will to

exist and represent. The way the Congress of Student Organizations operates is a result of persistent swapping of interim executive commissioners. With tweaks here and there to suit the wants and visions of each administration, a snowball of bureaucracy has developed. Lest the CSO should forget that its purpose is to "provide quality resources and information pertinent to the sustainability of all campus student organizations,"

I urge them to remember that they are here to serve us, not vice versa. To do this, they should consider making mandatory only the tasks and paperwork necessary to keep track of organizational information. Everything else should be voluntary; give student leaders a chance to lead. If an organization feels that philanthropic community efforts are aligned with Story continued on page 10

Sick of getting played to the beat Sarah Champa Contributing Writer I was recently on a sevenhour drive home and decided to take seriously the new, hit music simply by listening and analyzing it. I started my trip on Y94 then eventually tuned into South Dakota as well as Iowa hit music stations. What I discovered didn’t surprise me: Some of the songs I shut off due to blatant immoral content, others

I laughed at with tears of disgust running down my face, and others I did the shoulder dance with. At the end of the trip, after many hours spent with Maroon 5, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and LMFAO, I began to wonder: What happened to the soul? This is really my only thought worth expanding on. I could rip that music apart in other ways, but I honestly only care to know what happened to the soul. The constant theme in

popular music from the ‘20s to the millennium was transcendence. Popular songs back then, even if they were about sex and drinking, had a spiritual quality to them. In fact, I think the only way any musician could get that pumped about a celebration is from divine help. Another example is Jefferson Starship’s “We Built This City.” When I hear that song I feel like I am floating..

Josh Massingill Contributing Writer Humanity has culminated to the point where hundreds of millions prosper and live happily. We have opportunity, especially in America, but also around the globe; we may travel, learn, love and prosper freely. We may be as we wish with liberty and we may prevail upon the seemingly insurmountable. This is referred to as free enterprise, or perhaps the pursuit of happiness. So long as we adhere to our societal norms under various laws and fight from the depths of any given society, only then may we prosper; we may find this happiness, meaning and purpose all within the infinite realms of freedom. Throughout America’s history, an infrastructure was built and new ideas gave way for development on all spectrums. This infrastructure was designed and funded by few but built with hands of many. A frontier was developed into a nation, even at the cost of lives around the globe and suffering of its citizens, not to mention the many who stood in the way. From the beginning, minds came together and facilitated massive growth for the nation, but these minds were few and this was contingent upon the hands of many. This is all seemingly well and good, omitting death and suffering. However, America was established on freedom for many. But if America has already built its infrastructure, shouldn’t we have made a progressively over-lapping change to a people and system more balanced? That is to say, a switch from the minds of the few to the minds of the many, the funding of the few to the funding of the many, and the new ideas of the few to the

new ideas of the many, so that all may continue to shape and facilitate perpetual progression for a society – of a free people – to ensure even more opportunity for future generations? In 2007, the top one percent of Americans owned 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. The same one percent took home 24 percent of the nation’s income, held above 50 percent of the nation’s stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, only to account for five percent of the nation’s debt. These Americans were doing better than ever previously so. Moreover, the bottom 80 percent owned a mere seven percent of the nation’s wealth and inequality is growing. What’s more is we have fallen behind relative to the world in science, reading and math, and are considered average in our education. I find this ghastly because we all know the alternative to hard working citizens, and the alternative explanation for a system whose practices and policies put education above all else. As opposed to making positive strides, which is required when you consider the world’s technological advancement, we’ve literally taken steps back. Americans were once deprived of the freedom we enjoy today, whether they were women denied of their right to vote amid the dominantly patriarchal system, blacks among the Jim Crow traditions of the South, veterans from the war or perhaps citizens that experienced immense poverty and whose struggles never prevailed a system that didn’t account for greed, prejudice and financial disparity. However, new ideas of freedom emerged. Citizens stood up to proclaim their

rights. For example, President Roosevelt leading a country subsequent to the Great Depression or Martin Luther King Jr. leading a people with a peaceful voice for freedom. Only then were the rich men and women in state and federal offices silenced to let the people, who make this country possible, stand with the triumphant voice of many to shout liberty. We have a new imbalance of values concerning time, wealth and people. When wealth, whether material or fiat currency, outweighs time and people, you have counter-revolution. We are bonded by chains of desire for wealth and selfsatisfying practices, which further bind us like everlasting paste to our financially based standards of living, as opposed to the people-oriented freedom many before us fought and died for, and continually renewed, and preserved. I believe freedom is within us. We are free from our first breaths. And it is for us, not as individuals but as many, to ensure the freedom of all others whilst freeing ourselves. Otherwise we forget the many that suffered, sacrificed and devoted their time for themselves and all people, no matter the origin or creed. We can never be free if we are in a system whose policies, promotions and leaders politically and economically maintain the imbalance of wealth before people, and wealth before time itself. But if our sense of freedom stretches no further than the seemingly intrinsic value to seek comfort and wealth ourselves, we may never be free anyway. Josh is a junior majoring in history.


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NDSU moves to 6-0 on season


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Contributing Writer The Bison football team bounced back from an early 14-10 deficit with a sterling performance from quarterback Brock Jensen to overcome Missouri Valley Football Conference foe Missouri State 51-21 on Saturday. In what may have been his best game yet in his third year as a Bison, Jensen delivered a near-perfect passing attack that kept the Bears' defense on their heels all night, connecting on 19-23 passing for 211 yards and three touchdowns. Jensen started the game a perfect 15-15 through the first half, breaking Steve Walker’s school record for consecutive pass completions along the way. “We were up 10 at halftime and we had to make that lead bigger,” Jensen said of his record-breaking performance. “I was not concerned with statistics.” The Bison offense was able to bounce back after a pair of games against stingy 3-4 defenses, registering 428 yards of total offense that fed off a rushing game that finally had success. After last week's 60 yards on the ground, the Bison stormed back for 212 yards rushing as the team averaged just over five yards on the ground.

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Brock Jensen hooks up with Ryan Smith for one of Jensen’s 19 completions. Jensen now holds the school record for consecutive completions.

That success allowed the passing game to flourish, and Jensen connected on two big touchdown passes to receiver Warren Holloway that helped open the score to 24-14 at halftime. “It was play action, the running game got it going,” Holloway said. “The defensive backs kept peeking in the backfield. We just kept trying to make plays. Last week everyone on offense was looking at everyone else to make a play. This week we talked about everyone making their play.” Though the defense did struggle early, allowing the

Bears to score once in each of the first three quarters, they were still able to create three turnovers that left NDSU plus-11 in takeaways/ giveaways on the year. “Anytime you can turn the field over and give the ball back to the offense in a timely fashion it’s great,” senior defensive end Coulter Boyer said, who had a pair of fumble recoveries on the night. “We do a great job, and coach (Scottie) Hazleton in practice of stressing the importance of turnovers. We also try and strip the ball and pursue the ball because you never know what is

going to happen. Tonight we executed that and ran to the ball and had our chances.” Corner Marcus Williams had another superb night as he kicked off a sequence in the second half that saw the Bison score 17 straight points without Missouri State able to complete a single play. Williams ran back 90 yards on the opening kickoff for the second half for a touchdown that electrified a packed Fargodome of 18,027, and the Bison forced fumbles on Missouri State's next two possessions to cash in on a field goal and another touchdown. Williams

also played a big role in pass coverage as leading Bears receiver Jermaine Saffold, averaging 84 yards per game receiving into Saturday's game, was held to just 37 yards on three catches. After the game, Head Coach Craig Bohl was complimentary of his team's execution. “That was a hard fought win; it was number six,” the ninth-year head coach said. “Each one of these wins are so critical in the Valley, and we are pleased with the win and how we got it.”

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Volleyball team earns a pair of Summit League victories Travis Jones

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Jennifer Lopez goes above the net for a block at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. The Bison will return home next weekend.


With only seven matches remaining on the Summit League schedule, the Bison volleyball team find themselves one game out of first place, making every match a big match. NDSU traveled to Indianapolis and Macomb, Ill. for Summit League matches against IUPUI and Western Illinois. IUPUI, fourth in the Summit League standings,

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The Bison defense was at the net on defense as well; they totaled 10 blocks on the match and held the Leathernecks offense in tact as no opponent had double-digit kills. The Herd battled with non-conference opponent Northern Iowa on Monday, however, this issue of The Spectrum went to press before the match ended. The Bison find themselves ranking near the top in most offensive categories in the Summit League. As a team, NDSU ranks first in hitting percentage, assists, kills and aces. Megan Lambertson leads the Summit League in hitting percentage and Jennifer Lopez ranks second in assists per set with 10.62. The Bison will return home to Fargo this weekend for a four-match home stand. NDSU will battle IPFW and Oakland this weekend. The Bison, 16-7 (92 Summit), are in second place in the conference standings, behind Oral Roberts, 16-4 (9-1 Summit.)


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hosted the Bison last Friday, and NDSU was able to take down the Leathernecks in four sets, 3-1. The Bison had four offensive players with doubledigit kills on the night, as Megan Lambertson led the way with 14 kills and 15 total points. Brynn Joki backed Lambertson up with another solid performance as she had 12 kills; Janna Deyle and Carissa Whalen chipped in with 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Jennifer Lopez had 50 assists on the match. NDSU traveled to Macomb on Saturday for their final match of the weekend to take on the Leathernecks of Western Illinois, ninth in the Summit standings. The Herd took care of business in a hurry as they swept WIU 3-0. Lambertson led the Bison in kills once again with 13; Carissa Whalen had her second straight match with double-digit kills with 12. Chrissy Knuth was at the net for nine kills and added 14 digs on the night as well.


Who’s the best receiver in NDSU history? The question can be kicked around for a little while, but most of the time the answer ends up at Kole Heckendorf each time it’s brought up. As I sat in McDonald’s after the game with my brother on Saturday, we pondered whether or not there’s another receiver who may take that title. With Zach Vraa and Trevor Gebhart out, Brock Jensen has limited targets he can throw to, or so someone would think. We all know that Warren Holloway is Jensen’s favorite target and for good reason, Holloway just surpassed 1,600 yards receiving on his career and grabbed his 11th touchdown pass. What sticks out to me the most are the things that Holloway does away from the ball. Throughout the season, and Saturday especially, the offense has ran a lot of quick passes to Ryan Smith in the flats. All but once that play went for at least five yards on Saturday, mainly because Warren Holloway had his defender locked up in a great block. On one occasion he pancaked his defender; I don’t think it showed up on the stat sheet though. Holloway had six catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Jensen was on target all night, going 15-15 in the first half and finding Holloway often, but what impressed me the most about Holloway is his route-running. Both touchdowns were brilliant plays by Warren. On both occasions I had my eyes locked on Holloway the entire time, and he gave no sign of which way he was going on his route. Is it possible to crown Holloway or Heckendorf as the hands-down best receiver in school history? No. Holloway is now sixth on the alltime yardage leader list for receivers, as he just surpassed Stacy Robinson. Warren is also currently fifth on the all-time receptions leader list. Heckendorf is the leader of both of those lists, but the amount of playing time compared between the two receivers is significant. Heckendorf caught 37 balls for 470 yards his freshman season. In Holloway’s freshman year, he caught two passes for 17 yards, possibly because Kole Heckendorf was a senior that same season. Heckendorf also had Steve Walker throwing to him for three seasons. Holloway now has what could be, the best thing since Steve Walker throwing to him in Brock Jensen, but had Jose Mohler and Nick Mertens throwing to him for a good chunk of his career. All comparisons aside, Heckendorf and Holloway are two great receivers, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Holloway has some looks from teams who play on Sundays after this season is over.

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NDSU goalkeeper Kalani Bertsch recovers after a save Sunday against Oakland. Bertsch was named the Summit League Defensive Player of the Week.

Ryan Bendixson Contributing Writer Soccer The NDSU women’s soccer team added to their win streak after picking up victories against IPFW and Oakland last weekend. The Bison have now won six in a row, a stretch that has helped them stay on top of the Summit League standings with their perfect league record. The Bison recorded their fourth straight shutout on Friday when they took down IPFW 3-0. Michelle Gaffaney and Katie Tallas both scored first half goals to help the team get off to a fast start, and Jaclyn Scanlan scored a late goal for the Bison to secure the victory. Kalani Bertsch and Kathy Kelsey helped the team record its ninth shutout of the year. Ten seniors were honored before the match on Sunday, when the Bison hosted Oakland for the final home game of the year. Morgan Demike

scored the lone goal during the match to lead the Bison to a 1-0 lead, giving the team yet another shutout on the year, the fifth in a row. The shutout was made possible by another great performance by goalkeeper Kalani Bertsch, who recorded eight saves on the day. NDSU has only three games remaining on their schedule before the Summit League Championship starts in early November. The Bison will be on the road to face UMKC and South Dakota next weekend, and will finish the season with a game in Brookings, S.D. to face SDSU Oct. 29. UMKC is currently tied with NDSU for first place in the Summit League. Cross Country – Men’s The Bison Men’s Cross Country team took second place at the Tim Young Invitational last Saturday in Vermillion, S.D. Senior Travis Fitzke led the bison for the fourth time this season, finishing third in the eight-kilometer race with a time of 25

minutes 6.68 seconds. Sophomore Marty Joyce, redshirt freshman Grady Anderson and sophomore Moses Heppner also all placed in the top ten for the Bison. The men’s team next action will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the Summit League Championship on October 29th. Cross Country – Women’s The women’s cross country team also competed in the Tim Young Invitational last weekend. Sophomore Heidi Peterson finished first to lead the Bison to the team title in the event. Peterson’s performance was good enough for her second title of the season, and was joined by four other Bison finishers in the top 10. Sophomore Maddie McClellan finished second, senior Jordan Krahn took fifth, junior Faith Kruchowski took sixth and freshman Abbi Aspengren took 10th in the event. The women’s next action will also be in Tulsa, Okla. Oct. 29 for the Summit League Championship.

their purpose, let them pursue that. If not, don't make them account for two hours of community service from two-thirds of their members for the sole sake of making you look good. If an organization feels that they need to be networked into an NDSU community, let them join OrgSync. If not, let them try to launch their own PR campaign through their own website independent of yours. If an organization feels that they need training, offer it. Do not, however, reward ignorance and punish competency. Student organizations exist to develop leadership skills and provide leadership opportunity. The CSO

should want to play to this and produce leaders, not drones. There is good intent behind having so many guidelines and expectations, but the CSO needs to realize that an organization existing for the right reasons with capable leadership will take care of itself, and will, in fact, want to be given the opportunity to prove itself. Make them comply with university guidelines, and make them turn in informational paperwork at the beginning of the year. Offer them resources along the way, but unless they ask for help or step out of line, let them be. It's nice to feel active and needed, but making organizations jump through hoops

so that you feel so just sets up a facade, behind which frustration is masked. Policy and bureaucracy is a wonderful thing if you're afraid of unlocked potential. Unlocked potential, however, is a wonderful thing if you want to see diversity and aspiration abound. Executive members of the CSO: You are leaders burdened with a balance of tradition and progressive change. Are these 13 hoops, these unnecessarily confusing structures and these handholding expectations representative of the way you truly want to run things? Matt is a senior majoring in English education.

Beat continued from page 8 on heavenly clouds basking in colorful light. It’s beautiful. And finally, I can take you way back to Mr. Sinatra. He knew soul like the back of his hand. Now in the current times, I know Adele is trying, and I give her props. She has a spirit in her music that is refreshing, but surrounding her is a mess of physiological obsessed songs. Her music is about beat -beat that makes the listener ever aware of satisfying their flesh. Even when Adele tries for soul, a definite mainstream influence is present in her song “Rolling In The

Deep,” and the strong beat is the primary attraction of the song. Here are some more examples: “Cheers to the freakin’ weekend” says the super bored sounding Rihanna; or “Party rockers in da house tonight;” says LMFAO. It doesn’t even seem like they tried to make themselves sound like musicians. It really looks like music is more about our bodies and less about the musician’s capacity to be a musician, and less about internal feelings and more about external. Physical fun is paramount. As our modern society loses awareness of transcen-

dent power, it only makes sense that music and media follow suit. Entertainment forgets to keep us aware of our hearts and souls; it forgets that we are dualistic in nature. In other words, we have a body and soul. Now, I don’t mind honoring Ke$ha’s command to “dance” on occasion, but I think society is in need of some soul-wrenching blues and power ballads, songs that make us cry in supernatural joy. I am sick of getting played to the beat. Sarah Champa is a senior majoring in university studies.

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