MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013
VOLUME 117 ISSUE 17
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY | FOR THE LAND AND ITS PEOPLE
Tattoo artists who enjoy their work, such as Addictions’ tattoo artists, will now have new restrictions due to N.D. laws.
new tattooing restrictions
Rhianna LaValla | Staff Writer Photos by Yasser Shaikh
town Fargo, No Coast Tattoo. Co-owner
to do whatever you want to your body
laws may affect
Noah Kilsdonk explained how safe tat-
whenever you want to,” NDSU student
business in lo-
tooing is, and how new proposed laws
McKenzie Herz said. “There shouldn’t
cal tattoo parlors
may affect the industry.
be time restrictions on your decisions.”
with a possible
“I do not agree with that, because
Herz is a freshman majoring in hu-
24-hour wait pe-
honestly our industry has been based a
man development and family science.
lot on those walk ins,” Kilsdonk said.
She has had 11 piercings and four tat-
“The walk-ins welcome sign is a staple
toos done with only walk-ins, and
in the tattoo industry.”
agrees with Kilsdonk that walk-ins are
“A mandatory 24-hour waiting period is among the provisions included in a 66-page package of draft regula-
Walk-ins also account for many tat-
tions governing the ‘body art’ industry
too parlors main source of revenue.
“It would just make me frustrated,”
released by the city health department
Forcing citizens to wait 24 hours to get
Herz said. “I think about my body modi-
on Friday,” according to The Washing-
a tattoo or piercing may kill off some of
fication well in advance, and if I want it
now, I want it now. I have time now, not
There is a new tattoo parlor in down-
golf addiction to open dec. 1
“I believe that you should be able
a staple in the tattoo industry.
tomorrow or the next day.”
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YOUNG TEAM TO HIT THE COURT
MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013
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Gate City Bank has now joined Microsoft and Sanford Health as NDSU’s newest Campus Community Partner.
A Win-Win Situation
NDSU teams up with Gate City Bank for community improvement
last year in order to recognize private sec-
Over the years, NDSU has become very familiar with Gate City Bank—a relationship proven to be advantageous for both sides. Gate City Bank has now joined Microsoft and Sanford Health as NDSU Campus Community Partners. Gate City Banks Executive Vice President and Director of Human Resources and Marketing Kim Meyer said the relationship between Gate City Bank and NDSU has been mutually beneficial and she is happy the two parties can make the bond official. “It’s huge,” Meyer said. “We’re in some really good company. With NDSU, it doesn’t get any more solid than that. They’re rooted in North Dakota just like Gate City Bank is.” NDSU President Dean Bresciani started the Campus Community Partner program
On top of it all, Gate City Bank provided
munities of North Dakota.”
community. He said he is proud to raise an-
funds for a new football field in the Fargo-
Gate City Bank has long been involved
other flag at the NDSU flag pavilion on the
dome, which Meyer said was largely valu-
with community relations across North Da-
corner of 12th Avenue North and 18th Street
able to not just the area, but the entire state
kota and Minnesota, Meyer said.
North in Fargo.
of North Dakota.
She too is optimistic the works with
“The NDSU and Gate City Bank flags
“(The field) not only helps out NDSU
NDSU will further prove their commitment
fly together in the flag pavilion to signify the
student-athletes, but student-athletes from
unity and cooperation between a great orga-
across all of North Dakota and Minnesota,”
“I think what’s really neat about it is
nization and a great university,” Bresciani
Meyer said. “They’re playing on that field
that part of our mission is to give back to
and it’s a really nice field. It’s a safe field.”
the communities that we serve,” Meyer said.
to the community.
Over the years, NDSU has seen many
As well as funding for key NDSU facili-
“It’s definitely part of our mission is giving
contributions from Gate City Bank. The
ties, Gate City Bank employees are involved
back and I think that same mission goes for
North Dakota-based banking organization
with various activates on campus.
helped fund reconstruction for the highly-
Steve Swiontek, Gate City Bank chair-
While the move to become a Campus
used Stevens Auditorium, as well as a class-
man, president and CEO, said benefits from
Community Partner was a plus, Meyer said
room at Barry Hall where NDSU’s College
helping NDSU extend beyond the two par-
it won’t be a finale of any kind. She hopes
of Business is located.
ties directly involved.
the relationship between Gate City Bank and
“Gate City Bank has been an outstand-
“Partnering with NDSU supports the
ing partner on several important projects at
core of Gate City Bank’s mission statement,
NDSU,” Bresciani said. “Gate City Bank’s
particularly the commitment to providing
“Part of our mission is giving a better
engagement with campus will have a lasting
a better way of life for our communities,”
quality of life for our community and our
impact on generations of students and stu-
Swiontek said. “We certainly see NDSU fol-
customers,” Meyer said. “I think there’s a
dent-athletes who will use their educations
lowing that similar vision of a post-second-
nice connect between what (NDSU and Gate
and experiences to make a difference in their
ary education improving the quality of life
City Bank) both do.”
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New Virtual Golf Addiction Experience to Come to Fargo Connor Dunn
Liberty Square on 44th Street in Fargo will soon be home to the area’s newest business Golf Addiction, which will open its doors Dec. 1 to offer a virtual golf experience. Six golf simulators, pool tables, darts, beer, wine, food and sixty-inch televisions are just some of the features described by Fargo native and Golf Addiction General Manager Chris Sayre. “We want another option for college students and the people of Fargo-Moorhead to go and meet with their friends, eat some great food, watch and cheer on their favorite sports team, play pool or darts, or to get on a simulator and play some golf,” Sayre said. The company, which originated in Sioux Falls, S.D., sent representatives across the country to look for simulators that would provide the best graphics, optimal accuracy and the most entertainment. The owners said they believe they have found just that with the six PGA Tour-certified golf simulators they will offer. One of them is the “SimSurround,” which
has three screens providing a 3-D golfing experience. Another simulator will serve as a teaching station where local professionals will be able to utilize Golf Addiction’s cameras to videotape and analyze people’s swings. Balance boards are also built into the floors, allowing golfers to see how their weight is transferred. “The beauty of our simulators is that it allows all skill levels of golfer to come out, have a good time and play some realistic golf,” said John Miller, vice President and co-founder of the Fargo location. Golf Addiction hosts various leagues and longest drive competitions during their prime winter season, including the GA Cup, which is a highly-touted traveling trophy. According to Sayre, Fargo was an ideal location for Golf Addiction with the lengthy winters that cut down on outdoor golfing. “With such as short golf season, Fargo is perfect for people to come golf in 70-degree weather all day and night long at Golf Addiction,” he added. Golf Addiction also chose Fargo because of the large population of students,
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as they are looking for student employment. Those interested can apply regardless of previous golf experience or knowledge, to be a “caddy” that can perform tasks such as take tee times, book lessons and serve customers food and drinks. “People love working at our Sioux Falls location with the great atmosphere and social environment,” Miller said.
“Golf Addiction is a place where you can come to fine tune your game through driving range modes, get eighteen holes in or just have a great time enjoying golf, sports, and food with your friends,” Miller said. With the addition of a new indoor golf attraction in the area, one might think the established seasonal golf facilities might take a see a decline in business,
but Luke Roberts, a manager at the Sports Bubble, is not bothered by the news. “I don’t really think it will affect us much just because we’re a true indoor golf facility with the Bubble, so it’s a different venue,” Roberts said. Regardless, golfers and sports fans alike in the Fargo-Moorhead area will be able to use the new business Golf Addiction with the in-
evitable winter come December. Those interested in employment can get more information at golfaddiction. biz. To find out more about Golf Addiction and its progress, search for their Facebook account at “Golf Addiction Fargo.”
NDSU Brains Talk Hot-Button Topics for Point of View Benjamin Norman Staff Writer
Six students suited up for an interview with host Chris Berg for the TV show, 6:30 Point of View, last Wednesday, Oct. 23. The question and answer-styled conversation took place in Morrill Hall room 107 around noon. Berg, accompanied and assisted by a producer, cameraman and boom microphone operator, planned this out-of-the-way assembly to attempt to “get inside the mind of a Millennial.” When asked why he chose NDSU pupils for the
interview, Berg laughed and said, “NDSU was the first to say yes—the students here are… very bright, too.” The intellectual Bison were put on showcase during the hour and a half long forum. Lively discussion filled the warm classroom as students from all backgrounds spoke their minds on a plethora of topics. Ian Godfrey, a senior studying political science, sat through the talks. He said that he was informed of this interview via email. “An email [sent by] the NDSU student government PR team stated that [KX4] wanted to interview some
college students on a wide variety of issues,” said Godfrey, “and I agreed [to participate.]” Muddi Kpohraror, a senior studying social science who doubles as the Executive Commissioner of Public Relations, sent out the email and played an instrumental role planning the conference. Kpohraror even reluctantly joined the conversation as well after a possible interviewee was found to be older than the desired “Millennial demographic.” Millennials, also known as Gen-Yers, are customarily thought to have been born between the early 1980s
Tattooing from page 1 “Well, you have to look at it like this: This is going to be with me the rest of my life,” Jacob Herman, a student from Bismarck State College said. “I think having a waiting period gives you more time to think on it. That way you really know if you want it or not…It’s a good way to help people think things through.” Some may argue that having a 24-hour wait period would force tattoo parlors to be more competitive, thus raising their standards to be more sterile environments, making the tattooing process safer for clients. “The tattooing process is already incredibly safe if you’re in a reputable shop,” Kilsdonk said. The reputability of the shop is one of the only things that make it safe; however, currently there are hardly any regulations for body modification in North Dakota. “There is a medical board that we have to abide by, but each county and each city has their own laws.” Kilsdonk said. “Fargo is different than West Fargo, and they aren’t even that far away. They’re not under the same health regulations,”
No Coast Tattoo is trying to get North Dakota tattooing regulations to be more universal. It would like to have every tattoo artist required to be licensed and not allow minors to get a tattoo even with parental consent, among other changes. Cass County tattooing and body modification laws have not been changed or updated since Sept. 7, 2004. Kilsdonk explained why it is safe to be tattooed in a reputable shop. “All equipment used in tattooing has to be autoclaved and if it cannot be autoclaved it has to be sterilized another way, such as a germicidal wipe,” he said. “If anything survives by the time we’re done with the whole process, the world is in a lot of hurt. There are super viruses that survive these methods, but tattooing is an extremely safe process.” Kilsdonk also explained how tattoo artists use sterile techniques that are comparable to those used in the medical field. “Our regulations are right up there or more sterile than some dental operations. We set up a sterile field, which would be considered almost a light surgery type field
and clean the area, and everything is broken down in a certain manner much like you would break it down in a surgical field, such as an emergency room,” he said. “We clean with the same stuff that hospitals use to clean their equipment. We have higher standards than most dental offices in this way. Needles are also all single use here.” Cross contamination is one of the biggest ways that germs are spread in hospitals and tattoo parlors. Kilsdonk explained how they avoid this. “We have sinks specifically for hand washing, and we do have a separate room for cleaning instruments so it’s not in the same area that we are tattooing, which is how it should always be,” he said. “There is no possibility of cross contamination.” In advice for students wanting to become tattoo artists he said, “I think that you should go into any job with an open mind. A famous tattooer said, ‘I haven’t done my best, I’ve only done my best so far’ and it’s a great way to live. Do a good job every day.”
through the year 2000, thus making the NDSU college students to be prime specimens. Berg spoke candidly upon a horde of topics, ranging from politics to education to the job market. “We are going to be the future for the job market,” said Student Senator Aaron Yaggie, a senior studying agriculture economics, “[so we] are important.” An ample amount of time was also spent discussing government and what its role in society should be. Later, students had the opportunity to look directly into the camera and tell
viewers what they thought needed to be done to correct America’s woes. Other subjects were taken from View’s Facebook page, stemming from questions posed by fans of the page. Topics included whether the education system needs repair, salaries of post-secondary university officials, ObamaCare and gun control. This interactive model is nothing new, according to Berg. “6:30 Point of View is the only interactive show in the area,” said Berg. “We really encourage viewers to add their voices to the con-
versation [via social network sites.]” The interview was not complete after the cameras were powered down. Berg and his crew invited the students to the TV studios on Nov. 7 to watch the airing of this Wednesday’s interview and then speak in a live question and answer segment on the show. “We are the future,” said Yaggie. And the future is about to be heard. 6:30 Point of View airs on weeknights at 6:30 on KXJB Channel 4.
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YOUR THREADS Holland Lind | Contributing Writer
bison in boots Temperatures have dropped and we all know what that means, out with the sandals and in with the boots! Boots are the protectors of our toes and preventers of slipping in the winter. Originally, boots were made for protection consisting of separate leggings, soles and uppers worn together. They have traced the first boots to around 1000 B.C. and are still in use today. Boots are extremely versatile being worn in all types of weather for all occasions. Some are durable and simple, many impractical and eccentric. However we all enjoy boots for their warmth and comfort, and at times style. In recent years we have started straying away from the standard and slightly boring UGG phase, where everyone’s boots feel and look the same. Now we are able to express ourselves better with all the unique boots available to us. Personally I will only spend a little more on a quality boot that will keep me warm and sturdy on icy sidewalks, and because of that I only own about three pairs of high quality boots, but that’s okay to me! According to O magazine, colorful boots, snakeskin, short heeled, over the knee and tan boots are the new trends for the season.
Erica Kale, Junior majoring in apparel and textiles.
Although I agree with many of the trends, I do feel we must be careful when wearing boots, for they can cut your leg off at an unflattering spot and create the illusion of short legs. Finding boots that hit you at the right spot is essential in order to make your legs appear longer and slimmer.
Paisley Wurgler, junior majoring in retail merchandising management.
Along with boots come socks! As well as making a cozy heat provider for your toes, these have also become fashion accessories. I have noticed an abundance of boot socks, leg warmers, and over the knee socks being sold all around Fargo and seen in many forms of media. I think this helps tie
Kylie Teske, junior majoring in apparel studies.
an outfit together and makes my feet even warmer than originally planned. So be prepared now that winter is here, get your boots out! Be smart about the shoes you decide to wear on cold days, always have some traction, and stay warm! Keep looking good NDSU!
When the Color Pink Means So Much More October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month
As stated on the National Breast Cancer Foundation website, there are four stages of
October is formally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time for acknowledging, a time for remembering, and even a time for celebrating. During the entire month, people will wear pink as a symbol of moral support for those with breast cancer. The color pink identifies people with the breast cancer brand. According to the Pink Ribbon website, the first known use of a pink ribbon being affiliated with breast cancer awareness is when the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed out pink ribbons at its New York City marathon for breast cancer survivors in 1991. This brand image has since then been adopted by thousands of organizations throughout the world. For example, the NFL has its players wear pink apparel to show their support for the fight against breast cancer in all of its games in October. Breast cancer is a group of abnormal cells that invade healthy cells of the breast, which then form a malignant tumor. From here, the cancer can spread or metastasize to other areas of the body.
tention to the discovery of a new lump or a
story in the fight against breast cancer. Un-
change in your breast tissue and/or skin.
fortunately, for some people, they are not as
breast cancer. Determining the stage of the
It is also very important to have clinical
breast cancer is important because this al-
breast exams, such as a mammogram, ultra-
It is a common misconception that men
lows healthcare professionals to determine
sound, MRI or biopsy, done by your local
cannot develop breast cancer and that it only
how far the disease has progressed and what
physician once a year.
the best way is to contain and eliminate it.
According to the American Cancer So-
According to the NBCF, approximately
The stage is based on the size of the tu-
ciety, approximately one in eight women
2,190 men will be diagnosed with breast
mor, the number of lymph nodes that are af-
will develop invasive breast cancer over
fected, and if there are signs that the cancer
the course of her lifetime. To put this into
To maintain a healthy lifestyle and help
has invaded other organs.
perspective, this means approximately 834
reduce your risk factors for breast cancer, it
of our fellow female Bison will one day, de-
is encouraged to have a balanced diet, sus-
velop breast cancer.
tain a healthy weight and be active.
Stage 0/1 is the earliest stage, and represents that the cancer cells are confined to a very small area. Stage 2 shows evidence of the cancer beginning to grow or spread. Stage 3 is considered advanced cancer with evidence of the cancer invading the sur-
As the number of new cases continues to
Nord explained how even removing tox-
increase from year to year, humanity’s faith
ins from their home helps her mom live a
in finding a way to put an end to breast can-
cer is as strong as ever before.
“We don’t really know what caused [my
Almost everyone knows at least one per-
mom’s] cancer, so now we eat mostly or-
son who has been diagnosed, and for some,
ganic foods and look at the ingredients on
Stage 4 is the most severe stage, and sig-
this is all they have to keep their composure.
all body products to make sure that she’s not
nifies the cancer spreading beyond the breast
Alyssa Nord, a freshman majoring in
consuming any harmful chemicals,” Nord
to other areas of the body such as the brain,
human development & family science and
bones, lungs and liver.
elementary education, talks about her mom
Taking these precautions seriously is im-
Jessica, being diagnosed with breast cancer
portant in the fight against this pandemic,
four years ago.
but sharing this knowledge with loved ones
rounding tissues and lymph nodes.
To avoid reaching these later stages, early detection is important. When breast
cancer is detected early at a localized stage,
“My mom was diagnosed on Oct.1, 2009,
the survival rate is 98 percent, according to
with Stage 3 breast cancer,” Nord said. “She
It is unknown who will be diagnosed
had it for about two years before [the doc-
next, and knowing the facts may make the
Breast cancer organizations and health
tors] found it. I can’t imagine my life with-
world of difference. So please, spread the
professionals advise women to perform
out her, so I couldn’t be happier that she is
word and do not forget to show your pink
breast self-exams once a month to detect
still cancer-free today.”
early signs of breast cancer. Pay close at-
is just as significant.
This is just one example of a success
What is the best practical joke you’ve participated in or been a part of ?
Taylor Kuseske Sophomore Criminal Justice
Phillip Aipperspach Junior Crop and Weed Science
Tanner Barnharst Senior Microbiology
Shelby Steidl Junior Art
Brittney Richter Junior Public Relations and Advertising
“In 11th grade me and my classmates hid our teacher’s plaque for a month behind a map.”
“For senior year, we hung our track hurdles on the football field goal posts.”
“When I was eight, I rubber banded the utility sprayer on our sink.”
“My friends and I put a 30 foot Christmas tree in the school cafeteria in the spring.”
“One time my friends and I stuck 40 balloons in my teacher’s lawn attached to forks. Later we found out he just fertilized his lawn. “
THE SPECTRUM | FEATURES | MON, OCT. 28, 2013
halloween costumes $
Stephanie Stanislao | Contributing Writer
With Halloween festivities only a few days away, you might be wondering what kooky costume to come up with this year. Should you go as a traditional witch, vampire or ghost, or try something a little more daring like one of your celebrity idols or a character from your favorite book. Whatever or whomever you choose to pay homage to this Halloween, it is important to keep the cost of your costume in mind. Halloween costumes purchased at local costume shops can be pretty expensive and as college students, we don’t always have extra cash to spend on an outfit we will more than likely only wear once.
However, being festive and sporting a unique Halloween costume does not have to leave your wallet screaming for help. No, there are many ways to come up with a sinister, spine-chilling or even cute costume. Here are a few tips on how make your Halloween costume come to life on a small budget. Use what you have. Look through your closet for items that you may already have to make your costume. For instance, that old, out-date prom dress from 2007 has probably seen better days. Take some scissors and red paint, add a hint of face paint and you will be one heck of a zombie prom queen. If you
do not want to scare all the boys and ghouls (yes, ghouls) away, try fashioning that old prom dress into a cute fairy costume. Shop second-hand. Thrift stores are great places to find hidden Halloween gems. Take a trip to one of the many second-hand stores in Fargo and you are likely to come away with a fantastic and unique costume that nobody else will have. Borrow some threads. More often than not, most people don’t re-wear their Halloween costumes. Ask your friends if they have any old costumes lying around. You could even do a costume swap among your friends prior to All Hallow’s Eve.
Coach Bohl in the Running for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Lexus LaMotte Features Editor
NDSU’s football coach, Craig Bohl, is in the top 15 for the 2013 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year and with the help of the NDSU students vote, Bohl could receive coach of the year. According to the coach of the year website, Bohl is currently in 3rd place for the Division I-FCS right behind Joe Moglia from Coastal Carolina and Montana State’s, Rob Ash. With your vote, NDSU could bring another win to the board. The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award acknowledges football coaches from around the United States that show sportsmanship, responsibility, integrity and excellence. For eight consecutive years, the College Football Hall of Fame program awards the winning coach from each NCAA division with $50,000 to donate to a charity of their choice, a $20,000 grant to the schools alumni association and a shiny coach of the year trophy. With the top 15 already deciphered from fan voting, the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will then use a patented, objective scoring model to determine the ten finalists from the Division I-FBS and the five finalist coaches from
i so n l un d ers
“One time my friend wanted me to come to her class because the people she normally went with weren’t going so I decided I would. I had gone and ended up getting called on by the professor and had to tell him that I wasn’t in the class and ended up saying it was for a class project!”
“Last winter coming out of Gate City Auditorium I slipped on the ice and took another guy down with me.” “One night when I slept over at my boyfriend’s lake cabin, I slept walk into his parents room and crawled into bed with his dad.”
“Homecoming weekend my friend invited one of my football friends over after bar close. Him and his friend showed up after a little while and walked in the house. When they walked in we were all dancing and all the sudden someone farted. Because of the smell everybody blamed it on me and it caused the sexy football player to ditch. Literally one of them said “Ah man, that’s gross! Lets get out of here!”
“I was upstairs in the Memorial Union and I sat and watched the gamers for a good amount of time. It was a whole experience in itself.”
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each of the other three divisions. Past winners for the 2012 Coach of the Year award were given to Division IFBS coach Brian Kelly of Notre Dame, Division I-FCS coach Willie Fritz of Sam Houston State, Division II coach Peter Rossomando of University of New Haven and Division III coach Glenn Caruso of the University of St. Thomas. Some charities available
to donate to are Habitat for Humanity, YMCA, ALS Association, Athletes in Action and more. This year Coach Bohl deserves this award, and it is up to the NDSU student body to recognize our coach and show off our bison pride to the whole nation. Your voice can be heard by voting online at www. coachoftheyear.com.
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Arts & Entertainment
David Tennant, Matt Smith and John Hurt star in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, “The Day of the Doctor,” broadcasted and shown in theaters Nov. 23.
PHOTO COURTESY OF | British Broadcasting Company
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Comes to Theaters Here’s where you can watch ‘The Day of the Doctor’ on the big screen Steven Strom A&E Editor
The Doctor Who 50th anniversary special is fast approaching. We have just about a month before David Tennant, Matt Smith and John Hurt grace the television screen together, one and all. But you don’t actually have to settle to see them on the small screen. No, those most discerning Whovians out there will be able to watch “The Day of the Doctor” on the big screen in RealD 3D simulcast across the planet.
The simultaneously broadcast on television and in theaters will happen on Nov. 23, in 15 theaters across the U.S. Those locations include, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Washington, DC, Houston, Atlanta Seattle-Tacoma, and Minneapolis. Of course, the one that matters most for Fargo-Moorhead citizens is the Minneapolis showing. The theater in question is actually the AMC Southdale 16 in Edina, Minnesota. That puts it about three and a half hours out of town on a mostly straight shot down I-94, according to Google maps. The live broadcast will be a once-in-alifetime showing, of course, but that’s not the only chance to watch the special in on the silver screen. There will be another showing time across 300 venues in the United States. Those showings can be found on fathomevents.com, along with more information on timing and ticket prices. Speaking of tickets, they went on sale at
9 a.m. EST last Friday. Depending on how quickly they sell out for your desired location, you can purchase them at Fandango. com and Cinemark.com. This event marks the 50th anniversary of the Doctor Who franchise, the longest running science fiction television series in history. The show underwent an extended “hiatus” (read: cancelation) in the 90s, but was brought back in 2005 under the direction of Russell T. Davies. The show starred Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, and Christopher Eccleston as the titular Doctor. Since the first season of the revised series, David Tennant, and, currently, Matt Smith have played the role of the Doctor. Before Eccleston and Tennant, nine other actors, making Matt Smith the “Eleventh Doctor”, played the role. “The Day of the Doctor” will see the onscreen debut of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, marking the end of Smith’s tenure. Alongside them, David Tennant will be returning to reprise his role as the Tenth Doc-
tor, and John Hurt will be playing a mysterious, heretofore unseen previous incarnation of the character. This is a very exciting event for fans of the series – which has seen a massive, international surge in popularity in recent years – as this is one of the first, if not only, shows to ever reach the 50-year milestone. Sadly, budgetary constraints have put the series on edge this last year. The British show is owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Company, which has come under some controversial management of late. The original “death” of Doctor Who is often attributed to executive meddling, and personal distaste for science fiction from on high. Even now, as the show and its merchandise have become one of the U.K.’s biggest exports, each season has been forced to take longer, and longer breaks in between. It seems ridiculous to say, when Doctor Who is bigger than ever, but here’s to hoping everyone enjoys the 50th anniversary, and that show can last 50 years more.
Student Playwrights get to Shine in Staged Readings Jack Dura
Thinking of theater arts, it is usually the cast and crew of a production that come to mind. These are the people onstage and backstage of every play and musical, but what about the person behind the script? Actors and tech crewmembers have many opportunities for growth and development in college theater companies, but playwrights cannot quite claim the same. Their chances to improve and better themselves are not as bountiful as their actor counterparts, and this is something that the studentled newfangled theatre company is seeking to remedy with an upcoming event. “In the theatre department there are lots of opportunities for people who want to act, people who want to design, but people who want to see their own works performed don’t
get those opportunities on the main stage and so to have the second small season, it’s a great opportunity to allow some of those people to display their work,” newfangled theatre company chair Clare Geinert said. Newfangled’s Night of Staged Readings (billed as the Play Reading Event) is set to showcase two student-penned productions this Friday and Saturday. Senior English major Nick LeDoux and junior English major Alex Stoks have each prepared a respective show which will be acted out by their fellow company members. LeDoux’s “Heart Made of Clay” puts two strangers—a murderer and the man whose house he breaks into— in a scenario like that of a psychological thriller. Stoks’ Western comedy “Plainfield” allows for double casting with its large cast number, as well as a couple other intriguing elements such as sound design. Throwing these two scripts together in a
night of staged readings was made possible by the production board of newfangled. Before the fall semester, voting took place to decide what events to include in newfangled’s season. LeDoux’s and Stoks’ script submissions received similar amounts of votes, so a command decision was made. “We decided as a board that instead of trying to produce just one of the scripts as a fully realized production and then leaving one person out, we would just cut them both down and do them both as staged readings to give both of the playwrights opportunities,” Geinert said. This opportunity to shine as playwrights is what the Night of Staged Readings is all about. Playwriting is not as common a craft as acting or design, so a chance like this is solid gold for newfangled’s student playwrights. “This event is not about the actors, it’s not about the directors,” Geinert said. “It’s
really about the playwrights, so I feel really proud of the fact that we’re able to give them that opportunity.” Showcasing these scripts also gives fellow Bison a chance to see for themselves the fruit of their counterparts’ labors. With a show by students, for students, everybody in attendance will glean something from the night, whether playwright or playgoer. “It’s just a great opportunity to see what other students on campus are doing,” Geinert said. “It’s just so rare that we get to see things that are produced entirely by students who just want to be creative and who want to see their work displayed and want to share it with other people.” Newfangled theatre company’s Night of Staged Readings (Play Reading Event) is Nov. 1 and 2 in the Walsh Studio Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public but a freewill donation is encouraged.
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The beginning of the end of the Nintendo Wii era Steven Strom A&E Editor
The Nintendo Wii is dead. Long live the Nintendo Wii U. Well, sort of. Nintendo announced last week that production of the Wii game console in Japan has come to an end. That means there will be no more new copies of the system produced in the very country that spawned it. However, it was unclear as to how this would affect other countries. Turns out, it won’t – at least, not for a while to come. “The announcement that the Wii console has been discontinued is specific to Japan,” a Nintendo of America representative told GameSpot. “There is no change I the status of the Wii in the United States, and it is available for purchase this holiday season.” The Nintendo Wii has gone through some odd transitions. While it was once the undisputed champion of the console market, times are hard for the little white rectangle. Of course, much of that can be attributed to market saturation; just about everyone who wants a Wii already has a Wii, and so
hardware sales are down. And, of course, the system is about eight years old at this point, with its successor – the Wii U – taking the place of Nintendo’s favorite home console (even though that system sells as poorly as the Wii sold well). While the Wii had an amazing run in terms of sellthrough (how many systems shipped out of retailers), its attach rate was abysmal (the number of games customers bought for their system afterwards). That was never much of a short-term problem for Nintendo, since they profited from every system sold – that’s what happens when your console is nowhere near as powerful as its competitors. However, it may have attributed to the Wii U’s terrible third-party support. Even Ubisoft, the perennial purveyor of software on new platforms, has mostly backed out after a fairly strong initial showing. The publisher’s Wii U exclusive Rayman: Legends was pushed back from its launch this spring. That’s because Ubisoft needed the time to make it un-exclusive, and port it to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Vita. Now, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is still coming to the Nintendo platform, but it won’t be bringing any of its downloadable content with it. To drive that point home, there’s no exclusivity deal keeping Ubisoft from porting the DLC (besides
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a small expansion coming exclusively to PlayStation). Ubisoft simply doesn’t think it’s worth the minimal time and effort to make existing content work on the Wii U version of the game. When a company like Ubisoft has so completely abandoned ship, you know there’s a problem. That problem, however, doesn’t extend to Nintendo as a whole. Their portable console, the Nintendo 3DS, is doing just fine – better than fine, in fact. Monster Hunter 4 released exclusively to the handheld earlier this year, making it one of the most sought-after pieces of hardware in Japan (the Monster Hunter series, while never a smash-hit anywhere else, is one of that country’s biggest gaming phenomena). On top of that, Pokemon X and Y, released just a few weeks
ago, scored over four million sales in just two days. Meanwhile, the much more powerful PlayStation Vita hasn’t seen the same success. A recent price drop, a slew of new games, and the promise of running all PlayStation 4 games on the handheld have bolstered sales somewhat, and may continue to do so. However, Nintendo is the undisputed king of the handheld market at this time, in terms of raw sales. While this isn’t the end of the Wii, it is the beginning of the end. Not only of the Wii console itself, perhaps, but possibly Nintendo’s serious contention as a home console manufacturer. So I choose to say goodbye to the Wii, now. Goodbye, you oversized domino. You probably won’t be missed very much.
PBS App Now Available on Xbox 360 Shows like Masterpiece and Nova make the move to game console Steven Strom A&E Editor
PBS has gone on-demand on the Xbox 360, according to a press release form the station. Users can now download the station’s free app on the Xbox 360 dashboard in order to stream episodes of shows like Nova, the Masterpiece anthology series, and Austin City Limits. “This launch is an important next step in our strategy to make PBS con-
tent available through a variety of platforms, while maintaining the connection between the viewer and their local PBS station,” PBS Digital Vice President of Product Development Jon Brendsel said. “While PBS member stations will always be the first place to find highquality PBS programming, the launch of our Xbox 360 offering recognizes that viewers are looking to engage with their local station in the time and manner they choose.” The service joins the likes of Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime Instant Video as yet another streaming video option available on game consoles. This is probably a smart move on the part of PBS, as game consoles have quickly become the biggest factor in living room video streaming. Last year, Netflix re-
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vealed that its subscribers viewed content through the PlayStation 3 more than any other living room device. That includes dedicated video machines like Apple TV and Roku, as well as rival consoles like the Wii, and the aforementioned Xbox 360. Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings even pointed out that the PS3 in particular has topped even the PC “at times” as the number one most used device for subscribers. Despite this, PBS currently has no plans to release the video application for PlayStation 3, or other streaming devices. While the app is free, it will require users to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription (like most video streaming services on Xbox 360). The download also requires specific information about your cable account to log in.
This is in order to prove that the user has access to PBS through traditional means, much like the HBO Go streaming service. Thankfully, almost every cable package includes PBS. The broadcasting station has stated that this streaming service is in no way meant to replace PBS as a network and cable channel. Instead, this is meant to be an extension of the organization’s brand. It’s interesting to see PBS’s rise in quality entertainment and cultural importance in recent years. Syndication of shows like Steven Moffat’s Sherlock, and Downton Abbey has made the station more culturally relevant than it has been in years. Hopefully, this step into the digital realm means we can expect even more and better content from the group in the future.
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MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013
Cold Days, Warm Nights
stay attracted to them. The freezing weather can eliminate the smokescreen of superfluous appearance additives.
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Although you won’t be able to go
the House of Stark to know
to the beach, a snowy night is the perfect
winter is coming. This
condition to sit in and watch a movie. It is
week was the evidence to
a simple and affordable way to spend some
show us that winter is in-
time together. The bonus there also being
deed at our doorstep. I feel like I am in the
the closer you are sitting in proximity, the
majority when I say I am not looking for-
warmer you’ll stay—catch may drift?
ward to going toe to toe again with Fargo winter.
Lastly, finding your special some-
one now allows you to grow more attracted The howling winds may give one
as time goes on. No one honestly looks as
a feeling of dread, but it is all based on per-
good during the winter as they do in the
spective. While thinking about the upcom-
spring and summer. By then you may have
ing winter I came upon this tidbit that could
built a solid relationship. The swimsuits will
help us get through it—this is the best time
come out and that person will be even more
to meet that special someone.
special as you have fun in the sun.
It might be hard to believe or even
So go out and mingle. You will be
comprehend, but I will show you my rea-
happily surprised when you see the person
soning. As you may have noticed, the colder
as who they really are. There is a lot more
it gets the less effort people seemingly put
beneath the hat, scarf, mittens, boots, jacket,
into their appearance. Less than ideal, how-
sweatshirt and sweatpants than meets the
ever, it makes it easier to find someone with
a good personality.
Appearance may be the attraction,
Caleb is a sophomore majoring in English.
but personality is the reasoning you will
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Dating in the 21st Century From a Woman’s Perspective Suzy Cavalier
It has been brought to my attention the feeble attempts of the new dating scene on 2013. In hearing about a girl getting taken out– the couple has a good time; the female gets called back after three days and wasn’t asked out on another date– now there goes the friend for the swoop in and reap the benefits of the still available for the snatching female! While the other fellow is kicking himself for not stepping up to the plate, time to clear things up a bit in the dating scene from a female perspective and the insane expectations bestowed upon the gender bender. In the dating game like in relationships women need reassurance. The whole threeday-waiting game to call her is a pretty moderate time frame for her to get all worried and bothered and super excited when you can, but don’t call if you’re not going to ask her out on another date. And if you want to ask her out again then do it if you want! Don’t wait! The opportunity is probably there and if you find out it’s not, pick up the pride and move on. Because if you wait
too long, the woman will more than likely As a female I appreciate more when my completely drop you off her dating radius; boyfriend calls when he can, than when he you snooze you lose. texts me every few minutes. Maybe it’s just I know it gets old hearing that girls love me, but I also cherish those conversations when a guy opens a door. But we absolutely more than the text messages I receive saying adore it! There’s a point where a girls expec- “Yup”. If you can also meet in person, do it! tations becomes a little ridiculous like hav- Talk about up close and personal! Body laning you flip the bill every single time you go guage can tell you more than a phone call or out, opening her text message can! car door for her, Try it for once cooking her din“Mentioning of restaurants and dates, and you might ner constantly or learn something when someone takes you out don’t order having to choose about your date the dates every the most expensive meal on the menu! or significant time you go out. Don’t get that ridiculously priced drink,” other. Let’s face it. PamLadies, it’s pering your lady a new age I hate gets exhausting and insanely expensive for to say. Chivalry isn’t 100 percent dead, but you guys. Not saying you can’t handle it but maybe if we ladies pitch in every once in a a break of the expectations would be nice. while we wouldn’t have such insane stereoWould it not? types of being incapable and dumb. Take Number one concern of mine personally your man to that sports game he’s been talkis why do we use so much technology in ing about the last month, take him to a movcommunicating? Aren’t things more upfront ie, pick his sexy face up on his doorstep and and personal if you approach someone to get the door for him. And flip the bill for his ask them out? Why text them? It’s the most favorite restaurant. superficial for of caring and communication Mentioning of restaurants and dates, I have ever encountered. Plus phone calls when someone takes you out don’t order the would take less time and be less annoying most expensive meal on the menu! Don’t get than a buzz in your pocket every minute. that ridiculously priced drink! CONSIDER-
ATION PEOPLE! I have a friend who was taken to a fancy seafood joint, who ordered a salmon dinner with three margaritas and she had no idea why he didn’t call her back. Hello! You stacked his bill higher than his wages in a day’s shift! Take that tip and put it in your pocket. Being aware of your actions can show a lot to a man or a woman. Dating and relationships are both adventures of give and take and to see if sparks fly. I’m not saying we should have lower expectations, but a more level understanding of how we affect the opposite gender and how we thrive off of one another. If a girl wants to ask a guy out, break down those barriers and try it! Making more of an effort to physically confront one another means more than a phone call or a text and by having high expectations we dig ourselves a massive hole we can barely climb out of. And being aware of one’s means financially and emotionally can go a longer ways than one can comprehend. Good luck in these cold times to find someone to trustingly snuggle up to with some hot cocoa! Suzy is a junior majoring in music.
Ten Mistakes You Will Make at Least Once in College Cassandra Rohlfing Contributing Writer
Everybody makes mistakes. Aren’t those the iconic words from our prepubescent days of Hannah Montana? Well despite Miley being all sorts of crazy now, she made a valid point. Everybody DOES make mistakes and even with our older relatives and peers trying to steer us in the right direction and not make the same mistakes they have in their college “glory” days, but it’s bound to happen. We need to make some mistakes on our own and learn from them. First, spending an extravagant amount of money on something extremely unnecessary. You may just be starting out on your own. You may even be getting your very first job. You have money in your hand and you want to spend it. But, mommy isn’t nagging into your ear to put some in your savings account or to put some away for those silly little things called ‘necessities.’ Lesson to be learned: That UnderArmor hoodie looks really good on you, but you know what would look even better? Some meat on your bones from eating an adequate amount of food because you have enough groceries. Second, pulling an all-nighter for fun—
Oh hey, you know what sounds like a really good idea? Not getting any sleep even though you know you have a full day ahead of you tomorrow, because you can’t seem to peel your eyes away from a dog chasing it’s own tail on loop for two hours. Lesson to be learned: When you enter the real world and you try that, you’ll preform poorly and risk losing your job. Worth those extra hours of being awake? Debatable. Third, leaving the dishes undone for a month and a half. Nobody likes dishes; it’s basically a fact of life. Dishes need to be done, though. And just like watching your figure, saying that you’ll get around to it tomorrow’ is never going to happen. Lesson to be learned: Of all unwelcomed houseguests, mold and fungus are probably the least welcomed. Fourth, letting yourself believe that you have a thirteen-year-old boy’s metabolism and neglecting your body. I know that dining plan that gives you an unlimited amount of food or that cheap, convenient, and fast food is calling your name. You tell yourself that one more bite of it won’t hurt and then you fall into the ever-vicious cycle of doing that with every meal you eat. Lesson to be learned: Fitting into your clothes feels much better than that McDonalds’ French fry will taste. I promise.
Fifth, developing a deep and crippling and all-consuming addiction to one (or a few) TV shows. I’ve fallen victim to this many a-time. Especially with the convenience of Hulu and Netflix, they make entire series of shows available to you at your fingertips. How can you not fall victim to that? Lesson to be learned: Although all of these shows are wonderful, real friendships don’t end when the series does. Socialize, at least a little bit. People are good for you. Sixth, reading the Sparknotes of the classics instead of the classics themselves You’re a busy person. You probably have a full time schedule, two jobs, friends, and a few extracurriculars. How dare your professor ask you to read the first 100 pages of Leviathan over the weekend? Who does he think he is? There’s no way he actually thinks that you can benefit in some way, shape, or form from reading it. He’s just doing this so spite you, obviously. Lesson to be learned: There’s really only so long you can get away with pretending to have read the book before you get caught and look like even more of a fool. Why not just save yourself the trouble and read the material? Chances are you might actually learn something. Seventh, getting drunk, thinking you’re a superhero and waking up with inexplicable
bruises in unfamiliar places. Lesson to be learned: I think this one says it all itself. We’ve all done it, and will all do it. So, just embrace the inevitable excruciating hangover that will follow the next morning as the lesson. Eighth, going on an extravagant spring break trip that you definitely could not afford. Lesson to be learned: Just because Vegas was really fun, doesn’t mean you should spend the equivalent of the next five months of rent. A place to live is probably a lot more fun. Ninth, locking yourself out of your apartment. If you say this has never happened to you, then it will or you’re a dirty liar. Everyone has been in a hurry and realized when it was much too late. Lesson to be learned: Be kind to your landlord. They will be the ones who decide when (and if) you get to get back into your apartment. Finally, considering yourself a responsible adult. You’re going to make mistakes throughout adulthood. It’s how you learn your lessons, but it’s definitely a lot more fun this way. Cassandra is a junior majoring in journalism
MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013
Taylor Braun (24) goes up for a rebound during the Summit League tournament last season.
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NDSU Men’s Basketball Preview Sam Herder Sports Editor
The NDSU men’s basketball team was one game short of reaching the NCAA Tournament last season. This year, they are picked to be the team to beat in order to make The Big Dance. The Bison were voted the preseason favorites to win the Summit League. And with five returning starters and the top eight scorers back from a 24-10 record, NDSU received its highest ever mid-major ranking at No. 7 in the preseason polls. “Expectations are high,” NDSU head coach Saul Phillips said in the Summit League teleconference. “But there isn’t a coach out there in the conference that doesn’t have pretty lofty expectations. We’ll deal with all that and we’re excited to start the season.” NDSU lost to South Dakota State last year in the Summit League championship game. The Bison bring back virtually every member of that squad and added motivation could be felt in the offseason. “We were definitely upset after the loss, but we knew we had another opportunity this year,” conference preseason Player of the Year, Taylor Braun, said. “Dwelling on it doesn’t benefit you and if anything, we’ve used it to fuel us to get back up there and start working hard again.” Braun leads a group of players that have been playing together for several years. The 6-foot-7-inch forward and fellow seniors Marshall Bjorklund, TrayVonn Wright and Mike Felt have all been contributors since their freshman years. The wins have grown steadily along with their years. The continuity of the team can be attributed to that. “The team chemistry is great,” Braun said. “We’ve known each other 4-5 years. We’re very comfortable with each other and nobody is afraid to call another player out if they’re not giving their best effort. We know where each other is going to be and what everyone is comfortable doing. It makes it a lot easier.” The stable of scorers makes a deep and dangerous roster for the Bison. Four players averaged ten points or more last season. Braun (15.4 PPG) is joined on the Summit League preseason First Team with the 6-foot-8-inch forward Bjorklund (11.5 PPG) and junior guard Lawrence Alexander (10.8 PPG). Wright, a forward, made a case last year as a premier scorer and shot
blocker with 61 blocks and 10.2 PPG. “It’s a humble, hard-working group,” Phillips said. “They know what got them to 24 wins last year. They know what’s in front of them. All the preseason stuff that comes along is a reflection of potential, but potential doesn’t do it. We need to live up to that.” All the preseason accolades haven’t dented the veteran groups’ focus. The Bison came within seven points of the ultimate goal in reaching the NCAA Tournament, something only the 2008-09 Bison team has done. Phillips and his team know the long haul of a basketball season and the amount of work that needs to be put into a championship season. “We have a group of guys that are focused on what they think they can accomplish,” Phillips said. “The accolades have been wonderful, but they’re not lining the walls of our players’ dorm room walls, I can promise you that.” Braun said distractions are to no concern for the Bison. “I think we all look at it, but to be honest, we don’t really care,” Braun said. “It doesn’t do you any good to look at that stuff in the preseason. It is nice to see us get recognized because we do work really hard and make a lot of sacrifices to be successful. But as far as messing with our heads or anything, it’s nothing.” The Bison’s anticipated season begins with a scrimmage against Concordia Moorhead Wednesday. What follows is the toughest nonconference schedule the group has seen. NDSU has dates with power-conference opponents Ohio State and Notre Dame along with games against mid-major heavyweights Southern Mississippi and Towson. The tough preseason prepares the Bison for another competitive year in the Summit League. Conference newcomer Denver was voted to finished second with three firstplace votes and SDSU looks to remain competitive with a third place standing in the preseason votes. But the frontrunner for the championship and a NCAA Tournament berth are the Bison. And that’s just what they expect themselves to do. “That’s been our goal every year,” Braun said. “We have so many seniors this year and this is our last chance to do it. It would be extremely disappointing if we didn’t reach that goal. We’ve worked hard and we’re going to take the season one game at a time, but I don’t think anybody has a doubt that we can’t achieve that goal.”
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Holly Johnson (12) looks to pass the ball during the Summit League tournament last season.
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NDSU Women’s Basketball Preview Joe Kerlin Staff Writer
The 2012-13 Bison women’s basketball team had a forgettable season last winter that was decimated by career ending injuries and illnesses. Seniors Katie Birkel, Dani DeGagne and Hannah Linz led the Bison to a 10-19 record and a first round exit in the Summit League playoffs. This season’s Bison team will be introducing inexperienced talent that has earned them a last place ranking in the Summit League’s pre-season polls. “This will be the youngest team since I have been here,” NDSU head coach Carolyn DeHoff said. “However, it’s a talented group.” The team finds themselves in an opposite situation as the men’s team, losing their topfive scores from last year, but with an exciting addition of a point guard that transferred from Southern Illinois to NDSU last season. Brooke LeMar will leading the offense and has been drawing a lot of comparison to a senior last year – Katie Birkel. “Katie Birkel was fast. Brooke LeMar is FAST,” DeHoff said. LeMar had a successful two seasons in a Saluki uniform dishing out 135 assists during her freshman year, breaking into the Saluki record book having the eighth most assists in a single-season. LeMar finished with 194 assists during her two seasons at Southern Illinois. “She’s really tight with her handles and is a really good decision maker, too,” DeHoff said. DeHoff added one of the challenges the team will have to face with LeMar on the court is her tempo and “not being in a hurry,
but force us to run because if we don’t, we’ll be trailing her a lot.” DeHoff said LeMar has already affected the team without stepping on the floor. “I think a far greater thing is they (the team) saw the work ethic Brooke LeMar has, not just in practice, but outside of practice,” DeHoff said. “I don’t think there was a day…that she wasn’t in the gym shooting. The time she put in, the understanding she has. That far outweighs any talk that a person can have and I think that has carried over to this group and they have embraced that.” One of the players hoping to adjust to LeMar’s game is sophomore Marena Whittle. Whittle played every game of her freshman season averaging 6.7 points last year, the most by any returning player. Coach DeHoff said she wouldn’t be surprised if Whittle emerges as one of the leaders of this young team. “We’re going to need someone to step up and provide 14-15 points a night and with her ability she (Whittle) has that capability to do that,” DeHoff said. The Bison will be introducing four freshmen to the team this season to go along with the three sophomores. DeHoff said they will be replacing 95% of their scoring from last year and right now, is looking for a nucleus to build on for the future. “I think their personalities will come out with who is capable of doing that for us,” DeHoff said. “It’s our job as coaches to find that and discover that with what we are doing. Somebody might surprise you and they would be really nice.” The women will tip-off their season with an exhibition game against MinnesotaCrookston Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the BSA.
Bison Volleyball Beats Jackrabbits in Straight Sets Austin Sanchez
The NDSU volleyball team bested their rivals at South Dakota State in straight sets on Saturday. NDSU won by scores of 25-13, 25-15 and 25-21 on the road. The NDSU attack was led by sophomore Jenni Fassbender, who recorded 17 kills. Freshman setter Monica Claxton contributed 40 assists and was aided by 15 digs from Emily Milligan. The Bison hit with a season-best .339 percentage on their way to the victory, while limiting the Jackrabbit attack to an abysmal .182 attack percentage. NDSU benefited from six SDSU attack errors en route to a 25-13 opening set win. At one point the Bison led by eleven and a kill by Fassbender gave the Bison the one set advantage. NDSU jumped to a quick 4-0 lead as the Jackrabbits struggled to find the matchups they wanted. Sixteen points later, the Bi-
son found themselves knocking on a two set lead and they didn’t let up. A comeback from SDSU was derailed by the Bison on their way to a 25-15 set win and a set from winning the match. In the third set, the Bison found themselves up 10-5 but they couldn’t manage to keep the SDSU attack at bay. Kills by Lexi Fowler and Wagner Larson brought the Jackrabbits within a few points and they finally broke the Bison defense to tie the set 19-19 courtesy of an Emily Veldman kill. Errors would cost the Jackrabbits, however, as Larson failed to return the volley that ended the match in favor of the Bison. Courtney Roberts led the Rabbits with nine kills and a block. Fowler tallied 26 assists in the losing effort and Kacey Herrmann added 14 digs. No SDSU player finished with more than 10 kills on Saturday. NDSU improved their Summit League record to 3-5 and will look to ride their momentum to road wins at Denver and South Dakota next week.
THE SPECTRUM | SPORTS | MON, OCT. 28, 2013
Bison Bully Sycamores Taylor Kurth
Brock Jensen threw for four touchdowns on Saturday. The Indiana State Sycamores completed four passes on the day. The Bison overmatched the Sycamores all day long as they put up 56 points in four different ways: scoring on offense, defense, and special teams in a 56-10 win. Four touchdowns through the air, two punt returns, one kickoff return and one interception return. The scoring barrage started with Jensen hooking up with Zach Vraa for an 11 yard strike. Vraa took a quick slant over the middle and once the scoreboard lit up, the Sycamores chances of winning the game faded
away quicker than you could blow out a candle. The Bison were in control for the entirety of the game in all phases of the game. They held the Sycamores to four completed passes all day for 59 yards and zero touchdowns. In comparison, Zach Vraa had 7 catches for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns. NDSU’s FCS leading run defense remained stout by yielding the Sycamores to 98 yards on 37 carries. Good for a 2.8 yard per carry average. The defense only allowed 3 points, which came on a 40 yard field goal by Eric Heirdon. The Bison defense out produced the Sycamore offense by four points, when Colton Heagle intercepted the ball and took it 35 yards for a pick six.
For as great as the Bison defense is, their special teams continued to shine. They put up three touchdowns, two coming via the punt return and the other on kickoff return. On his second touchdown of the day, Ryan Smith had a 100-yard touchdown kickoff return to answer the Sycamore’s lone touchdown of the day that came off of a kickoff return touchdown by Lemonte Booker. Christian Dudzik touched the ball three times and took two of them for touchdowns. He took his first punt return 43 yards to pay dirt at the end of the first half. He then opened up the third quarter by taking the punt 68 yards to the house. Those two touchdowns put the Bison over the 50-point threshold.
Brock Jensen completed 13 passes out of only 14 attempts for 186 yards and the aforementioned four touchdowns. Completing two touchdown darts to Zach Vraa for 11 yards and 29 yards respectively, to Ryan Smith for 20 yards and to Trevor Gebhart for 3 three yards. All before the first half was over. Just another day at the office for Jensen and the Bison. Since the game was seemingly over at halftime, the Bison second string played the fourth quarter. The Bison will be taking a week off this week on their bye and will return to action Nov. 9 in the comfy confines of the Fargodome against the Illinois State Redbirds as they gear up for their playoff run.
Three Individual Keys for Bison Men’s Success Sam Herder Sports Editor
With expectations higher than some sort of Wiz Khalifa analogy, the Bison men’s basketball team faces a daunting task to reach the NCAA Tournament this season. But the team, littered with multi-year contributors, is poised to reach that destination if all goes according to plan. Now, I could sit here and preach a kindergarten analysis on what this team needs to do to succeed: play defense, push the ball and throw oops to TrayVonn Wright. But ain’t nobody got time to read that. So, I’m taking a different approach to up the ante.
Here is my junior-first analysis on three individual keys the NDSU men need to do to accomplish the expected. 3.) Balanced Brown Kory Brown came to campus last year as a true freshman ready to defend anything Saul Phillips told him to. The dude could probably stop every college male from scoring on a Friday night. The highly energetic Brown is all over the court on the defensive side. But to take his play to the next level, he needs to transfer that play to the offensive end. If Brown was able to improve his jumping shooting and ball handling in the offseason, he could become a dynamic player for the Herd. 2.) Felt’s Gotta Feel It Mike Felt is the crucial sixth man that every successful team needs. His sharpshooting three-point
form is smoother than Keith Stone. But, his three-point percentage has declined since his freshman year. In 2010-11, Felt shot 47%. In 2011-12 and last year, he shot over 180 three’s in both seasons, but his shooting percentage when from 44% to 37% last year. Felt is a legitimate scare coming off the bench for opposing defenders. The Bison offense is full of thrashers. If Felt can get his shooting percentage back in the 40s when defenses are collapsing in the paint, NDSU’s offense could score big numbers this year. 1.) Bold Braun Taylor Braun was voted the preseason Player of the Year in the Summit League. He averaged 15.4 points per game last year and shot an impressive 44% from threepoint range. Now, it’s time for Braun to step up even more for his team and be-
come the most feared player in the conference. Braun is an aggressive driver and not afraid to take the jump shot, but increased assertiveness will make him and the Bison offense a nightmare to defend. He is the leader of this team with big aspirations. At times, Braun may find himself needing to take over games. It definitely should be an exciting year for basketball fans in the Fargo area. This is the best basketball team the Bison have sent out on the court since the 2008-09 squad that reached the Big Dance. So NDSU fans should be more wired than Saul Phillips after five Mountain Dews for this season to begin. So sit back and enjoy the ride, BisoNation. Hopefully it’s a long run that doesn’t stop until March Madness.
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