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man killed in saturday car accident A car accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Hagadorn Road near Hubbard Hall, resulting in the death of a 60-year-old man, according to police. East Lansing police Sgt. Tresha Neff said the man experienced a medical emergency while driving on Hagadorn Road, causing him to collide with another vehicle. The man died at the scene. Authorities closed off the road for more than an hour to allow medical first-responders to bypass gameday traffic. Police have not identified the victim and are not releasing any more information at this time.

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MSU College of Law 2013 Incoming Class Stats

80 U.S. News & World Report Rank in 2013

2,997 Application Volume (number of applicants)

45% Selectivity 51% of In-State

applicants admitted

43% of females

applicants admitted

22% of minority applicants admitted

Source: Midwest Alliance for Law School Admissions - August 2013 Incoming Class Survey

Junior running back Jeremy Langford is tackled by Purdue defensive back Frankie Williams during the game Saturday at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Boilermakers, 14-0. Georgina De Moya / The State News

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Nationwide law school apps down, stats show Applications and admittance to law schools around the country are on a downward slope, according to a recent national survey of law school admissions officers by Kaplan Test Prep. In some ways that’s good, MSU officials said. T he number of applications throughout the U.S. has declined about 36 percent since 2010, according to the Law School Admission Council, or LSAC — meaning fewer people are applying, and they are sending out fewer applications. “We think it’s good that they are sending out less applications … They’re giving more consideration to which ones to apply to … and being more careful — that’s good news,” said Jeff Thomas, director of pre-law programs at Kaplan Test Prep. About 360 current or former MSU students applied to law schools around the country during the 2011-12 cycle. In 200708, there were 514, according to LSAC. Students who applied from MSU might have graduated that year, or might not have graduated that year, according to data. Contrary to the national

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Stuntwoman Jennifer Smith-Schneider, posing as men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo, lands in a net after being shot out of a cannon Friday during Midnight Madness at the Breslin Center. Izzo revealed after the cannon firing that it was SmithSchneider who was actually shot out of it.

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In hindsight, it seems obvious the MSU athletic department would avoid the risk of blasting men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo out of a cannon and onto an adjacent net. But for a few minutes, the department had many in the crowd fooled. Clad in stuntman gear, Izzo rode a cannon, hashtagged #IzzoCannon, into Breslin Center. Izzo is known for his theatric entrances into Breslin Center during past Midnight Madness events. He joined his wife, Lupe, and kids at the center of the court with a helmet under his arm, Evel Knievel-style. Moments later, a stuntwoman who many assumed to be Izzo climbed into the cannon. After a five-second countdown, the person was launched into the air and onto a net. The crowd went wild. Izzo had surpassed last year’s stunt of “flying” onto the court dressed as Iron Man. Well, it seemed that way. Izzo grabbed the mic and revealed the trick — it was

A young member of the crowd gives junior guard Travis Trice a kiss Friday during Midnight Madness at the Breslin Center.

stuntwoman Jennifer SmithSchneider who was shot out of the cannon, not Izzo himself. “I know most of you are disappointed because most of you wanted me to splatter on the floor,” Izzo deadpanned, eliciting laughs from the audience. Last Friday, fans and students

packed Breslin Center for 2013’s Midnight Madness season-opening event. Attendees were treated to autographs, high-fives from the players and scrimmages as the men’s and women’s basketball teams built excitement for their approaching seasons. After the event was over, agri-

science and environmental studies freshman Dani Heisler said the stunt involving Izzo stood out most to her. “I wouldn’t have wanted him to actually do that, but the fact that it happened was cool.”

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The man who previously confessed to committing four sexual assaults in East Lansing will face a pretrial 2 p.m. Monday in Ingham County Circuit Court before Judge Rosemarie Aquilina. Vernon, Mich., resident Oswald Scott Wilder, 26, was arrested in August for a series of attacks on four MSU students between March and May. In addition to being charged as a habitual offender, Wilder was charged with one count of first degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of third degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of assault with intention to commit sexual penetration, one count of gross indecency and three counts of unlawful imprisonment. During his preliminary exam last month, all four victims testified in court, admitting they could not identify Wilder based on his appearance. Before his pretrial last month in 54-B District Court, Wilder submitted a handwritten confession. He admitted to watching sexual fantasy abuse videos and using crack cocaine prior to a majority of the assaults. If he is convicted on all counts, Wilder could face life in prison. KATIE ABDILLA


MSU takes down Purdue, 14-0, in spite of struggles moving football By Dillon Davis THE STATE NEWS nn

There was a moment during Saturday’s game when the MSU offense proved how good it can be. After driving the length of the field against Purdue, sophomore quarterback Connor Cook rolled out to the left before lateraling the ball to junior wide receiver Tony Lippett, who promptly reversed field and came up throwing. A former high school quarterback, Lippett lobbed a pass toward wide-open junior tight end Andrew Gleichert, who caught it and raised in arms in a moment of triumph for his first career touchdown, putting the Spartans ahead by two scores in

the fourth quarter. However, it was the only moment in nearly three hours of gametime that resembled the offense that was heavily praised against Iowa and Indiana, as the Spartans (6-1 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) squeaked by hapless Purdue (1-6, 0-3), 14-0.

To read a column analyzing MSU’s win, see page 5. Until Lippett’s touchdown pass, the Spartans held on to a 7-0 lead triggered by senior linebacker Denicos Allen’s 45-yard fumble return in the second quarter, leading the defense to its first Big Ten opponent shut-

out since 1999. Head coach Mark Dantonio called the game “a step forward,” given that the team found a way to win and now has earned bowl eligibility for the end of the season. “If you’re 1-5 and coming into the football game, you’ve got to respond. You’re challenged,” Dantonio said. “We’ve been in those situations before where I’ve coached. So, you’ve got to respond, you gear up and get ready to play. I think that was their mindset coming here today. There are no gimmicks out there on the football field.” Junior running back Jeremy Langford carried the offensive load with a career-high 131 yards on 24 attempts, marking his secSee SPARTANS on page 2 u

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Police Brief Student assaulted after shouting at car A student was assaulted at about 2:30 a.m. Oct. 13 near McDonel Hall, according to MSU police. A 19-year-old male told police he was walking between McDonel and Holmes Halls with his girlfriend when three males drove by in a car and began shouting at him, MSU police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor said. He told police two of the suspects got out of the car and one of the men hit him in the face, knocking him to the ground. The victim was left with a bloody nose. The victim’s girlfriend later told police the victim was intoxicated and started the argument by shouting at the suspects as they drove by. KATIE ABDILLA ac a d e m i c s & a d m i n . blog

ASMSU looking to bring in TEDx talk ASMSU, MSU’s undergraduate student government, is slowly starting to work on organizing another TEDx event atMSU. TED is a nonprofit organization first established in 1984 as a conference bringing together experts from the areas of technology, entertainment and design, according to the TED website. TED’s motto is “ideas worth spreading.” NOLLY DAKROURY

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Heisler said. Grand Rapids resident Eric Terry, who brought his young son Landon to the event, wasn’t fooled. “I knew it wasn’t him,” Terry said. “I knew they’d never risk that, but I thought it was cool.” In preseason, many pundits have ranked the Spartan men’s basketball team amongst the best in the nation. After a Sweet Sixteen exit in the NCAA tournament last season, a Final Four berth is the goal — as it always has been for Izzo’s squad. Last year’s team was eliminated in the Sweet Sixteen by Duke in a hard-fought contest. “These guys have worked their tail off the whole summer,” Izzo told the crowd. “It’s been an incredible, incredible summer for them. There’s a lot of high expectations, I understand that. But not any higher than we have.” The men’s scrimmage was a point of interest for many


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trend, the MSU College of Law’s applicant pool — or the number of people that applied for admission — continued to increase until 2012, but it dropped off this year to 14 percent less than what it was in 2010 and 22 percent less than the 2012 peak. “The Law College has gone through a period of growth and expansion, in addition to rising in the U.S. News ranking,” said Charles Roboski, assistant dean for admissions and financial aid at MSU College of Law. But the fact remains that applications have declined,

“We have the opportunity to go play at Illinois next week and to further that 3-0 (record).” Mark Dantonio, Head coach

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Women’s head basketball coach Suzy Merchant, left, introduces junior center Madison Williams to the crowd Friday during Midnight Madness at the Breslin Center. Merchant wanted to share Williams’ story of battling three ACL injuries.

fans. Junior forward Branden Dawson displayed a leaping ability that recalled his athleticism before tearing his ACL two seasons ago. Freshman forward Alvin Ellis III showed his hops as well, rising over senior Adreian Payne for a hard dunk. Junior guard Travis Trice had perhaps the most impressive showing at the scrimmage, draining three-point shots and displaying a general knack for making plays at the point guard position. The woman’s basketball team wore camouflage during introductions to represent a warrior theme.

A special moment occurred when women’s head basketball coach Suzy Merchant, who also was dressed in camouflage, pulled aside redshirt junior center Madison Williams. Merchant said Williams, who has missed the first three years of her college career because of three ACL tears, exemplified the warrior concept most, as she goes in to the 2013-14 season with a legitimate shot at becoming a key contributor. Merchant praised Williams. “She is a true warrior and she was not willing to do that,” Merchant told the crowd. “She’s going to give us one more try.”

and Roboski said he expects another decline next year — as do 67 percent of his national colleagues, according to Kaplan.

tive law school applicants think more carefully about whether it’s worth it to attend, he said. “Law school is not a sure-fire ticket to a good job anymore,” Thomas said. The Kaplan survey showed 54 percent of law schools cut their entering class this year and 25 percent plan to do so again next year. MSU has cut its entering class by 11 percent since 2011 — a small amount compared to some peer schools like the University of Iowa, which has cut by 48 percent in the same amount of time. “How (those law schools) do that financially, I don’t know,” Roboski said of law schools who admit fewer students. The MSU College of Law has handled its loss of tuition dollars from potential students by not hiring replacements when some faculty retire, he said.

MSU’s College of Law has cut its entering class in smaller amounts than some Big Ten Conference peers One explanation for the decline is that law school applications tend to correlate inversely to economy — when the economy is up, applications are down, Thomas said. When the economy tanked in 2008, the number of applicants began to increase. Now those people are graduating and there is an oversupply of lawyers in the market, which is driving down the starting pay and making prospec-

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ond-consecutive game with at least 100 yards on the ground. For Langford, MSU’s leading rusher on the season with 551 yards and seven touchdowns, the victory means more than any offensive shortcomings the team faced against the Boilermakers. “We got the win and that’s the most important part of playing football,” Langford said. “Either you win or you lose. At the end of the day, it wasn’t the best one, it wasn’t perfect but no game is. That’s the most important part.” Cook finished the day with 107 yards passing on 13 completions, largely struggling to make a connection with his wide receivers without senior Bennie Fowler (hamstring) and sophomore Aaron Burbridge (leg tweak) in the lineup. After throwing for 200 yards or more in three of the previous four games, the consensus feeling was that Cook suffered a setback against Purdue — a fact which cooffensive coordinator Dave Warner refuted after the game. “In the quarterback position, you try and get into a rhythm, get some confidence

and get some early completions,” Warner said. “Maybe I could have called some better plays early on to put him in that rhythm. So I guess it wasn’t something during the game that happened, it maybe just wasn’t his best day.” Following their second-lowest scoring output of the season, the Spartans have the week to regroup before hitting the road to take on Illinois on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ABC). The Fighting Illini (3-3, 0-2) welcome the Spartans to Memorial Stadium, averaging more than twice as many points per game than Purdue does. Being bowl eligible remains a selling point for Dantonio and the Spartans, who were not able to secure the same status until the final regular season game in 2012. Despite earning it in a lackluster showing against the Boilermakers, Dantonio said the Spartans continue to inch closer to the team’s postseason aspirations. “We’re 6-1 and we’re bowl eligible. That was the goal going into this game,” Dantonio said. “That took us to the last game last year because of the close losses we had to make that, so now we start climbing the ladder. We have the opportunity to go play at Illinois next week and to further that 3-0 in the Big Ten Conference.”

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Proponents of a new bill moving through Michigan’s House of Representatives are looking to increase the penalties on drivers who injure or kill pedestrians and cyclists. The proposed legislation, sponsored by Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, would amend a current law which details the punishments for moving violations that result in criminal penalties for drivers who hit agricultural equipment operators on Michigan’s roads. The current law states a moving violation with criminal penalties that results in the injury of a person operating agricultural equipment is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $1,000 or less, up to one year of jail time or both. Penalties for causing death would result in up to 15 years in prison, a $7,500 fine or both. The proposed amendment would add the term “vulnerable roadway user� to the current law, extending these penalties to drivers who strike pedestrians, cyclists or operators of small electric transportation devices such as wheelchairs. Under current legislation, drivers can face up to 93 days in jail and up to $500 in fines for a moving violation resulting in serious injury. A moving violation causing death could result in up to one year in jail and up to $2,000 in fines. McBroom said the amendment would put pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users into the same category of legal protection as road construction workers. “I hope (the bill) gives the law enforcement an additional tool so that crimes against vulnerable road users don’t go unpunished,� McBroom said. �(It shows that) there is a penalty for folks who are very careless around cyclists and other road users.� In East Lansing, there were 161 accidents involving cars and bicyclists that resulted in inju-

ries between 2004 and 2012, according to crash data compiled by the Office of Highway Safety Planning. There were 96 accidents with injuries between pedestrians and cars in that same time period, five of which were fatal. MSU police were not immediately available for comment on McBroom’s bill as of press time, but in previous interviews with The State News, officers said there are steps commuters can take to lower their risk of an accident. “Some bicyclists ride carelessly while riding at night and don’t have a headlight or reflector,� MSU police Lt. Randy Holton said. “We encourage some type of light device because you can’t see them at night, especially when they’re flying into roadways.� Because riding bicycles on MSU’s sidewalks is technically illegal, cyclists who are hit by cars while riding their bikes through crosswalks are not afforded the same protections as pedestrians unless they choose to walk their bikes, police said. The bill has been moved out of the House Criminal Justice Committee, and next faces a vote on the floor of the House. MSU students interviewed about the bill were somewhat indifferent about the protections the bill would offer. “I just would like the fact that if someone got hurt or died, that person would be paying for what they did, instead of just spending a little time in jail,� hospitality business freshman Emma Rulison said. Biomedical laboratory science junior Erik Blackowicz said the bill wouldn’t change how he approached commuting on campus. “Honestly, it would be worse for people driving because it would be more of a risk,� Blackowicz said. Staff reporter Katie Abdilla contributed to this report.

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Scaling rocks Psychology sophomore Lindsey Johnson climbs up a cliff while belayed by civil engineering junior Nick McDonald during a MSU Outdoors Club outing on Friday at Oak Park, located at West Front Street in Grand Ledge, Mich. Johnson was climbing with the group in Grand Ledge for the first time. photos by Danyelle Morrow/The State News


id-Michigan is not necessarily well-known for its topography, but members of the MSU Outdoors Club often travel to the nearby town of Grand Ledge to scale one of the only natural rock climbing areas in the Lower Peninsula. Known as the “ledges,� the slope sits on the banks of the Grand River and is frequented by rock climbers in the summer. Club members traveled to the area Friday to take advantage of the pleasant fall weather. “It’s the only place I know of in lower Michigan to do any climbing,� zoology

Zoology sophomore Kelsey Khoury sets up a rope for a climb during a MSU Outdoors Club outing on Friday at Oak Park, located at West Front Street in Grand Ledge, Mich. Khoury, a member of the executive board for the club, has been climbing for a year.

sophomore Kelsey Khoury said. She said that until the weather gets too cold, the club is climbing in Grand Ledge twice a week. Khoury said that the ledges are about 30 feet tall, smaller than most of the ledges the group climbs. “It’s cool, because you put your rope down in a spot and people will use each other’s,� she said. If club members are looking for more challenging climbing, they travel to the Upper Peninsula or to Kentucky. —Geoff Preston, The State News To see a video of the club rock climbing, visit



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Students and members of the local community ran the Dome Roam 5K on Sunday to raise awareness for MSU’s Student Greenhouse Project. The Student Greenhouse Project is an effort that originated from the closure of the botany greenhouse and butterfly house formerly located on MSU’s north campus. The old greenhouse was demolished by Infrastructure Planning and Facilities this summer, but the project began with a public forum about the old greenhouse in 1997. Students and faculty involved in the project hope to eventually build a new greenhouse and a biodome that will house a tropical garden and nature sanctuary. “We’re still in the feasibility study stage,� project direc-

tor Phillip Lamoureux said. “The funds we raise (from the 5K) will keep the project going (by helping) us to publicize and expand.� Lamoureux, an MSU research assistant, said plans are in the works for the dome to be located just on the edge of Shaw Hall, across from the Abrams Planetarium. “It would be a self-supporting facility,� Lamoureux said. “We’d like it to be free of charge — mornings through evenings on the weekdays — with a door charge on the weekends for events.� During the week, it would be open for MSU students and employees to enjoy, and open to the local community for weekend events. “With the round-dome structure, the internal space is all curves, offering an aroundthe-bend mystique,� he said. “Everything will be handicap and wheelchair accessible.�

In addition to tropical greenery, the dome would house a 13-foot waterfall, a workroom office, a study lounge and a performance area for weddings, concerts and plays, Lamoureux said. The estimated cost for building the facility is about $1.53 million. Student volunteer and fundraising architect Alex Mazur got involved in the project her freshman year when she saw the group’s plans at Sparticipation. “I saw the giant live model set up on Munn field,� Mazur said. “I thought it was a great cause and a nice way to get the community involved in MSU and a great place for students to have.� Mazur, a biological science sophomore, said there were 50 pre-registered people signed up, and 20 additional participants signed up the morning of the race. Woody’s Oasis provided a

$300 sponsorship. Local businesses that donated gift certificates for the participants include Moe’s Southwest Grill, IHOP, Peanut Barrel and Grand Traverse Pie Company. Both Sparty and Johnny Spirit attended the event and cheered on runners as they crossed the finish line. Tiffany Abrahamian, a junior on MSU’s cross country team, signed up for the race without realizing the cause. She took first place with a time of 18:35. “I’d just wanted to run a 5K, and I didn’t have an exam on Monday,� Abrahamian said. “But I’ve been looking at the brochures and it seems like a really cool idea, with the waterfall and everything.�

MSU police are investigating the attempted theft of two student employees’ paychecks through the hacking of their direct deposit accounts. According to a crime and safety alert sent to students Sunday afternoon, the employees told MSU police officers they received emails on Friday confirming changes to their direct deposit settings on the EBS payroll system. The perpetrator allegedly used a phishing technique to obtain the students’ MSU IDs and student account passwords to make valid changes. The incident is not believed to be a system-wide attack at this time. As a precaution, the EBS system was taken offline Friday afternoon and likely will be back online 7 a.m. Monday. Anyone who believes their bank account information has been compromised as well is encouraged to contact the MSU Police Department at 517-355-2222. Katie Abdilla



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very sexual assault is one too many. In 2010, 14 sexual assaults reportedly occurred on campus. There were 15 in 2011 and 20 in 2012. The increase is concerning, but as university officials have noted, the rise could simply mean more and more students feel comfortable calling police. If that’s the case, the rise could signal a positive culture change on campus and a step toward reducing sexual violence among students. Although it always is the sexual assault survivor’s decision whether to report the incident, we encourage anyone who has been assaulted to dial 911. Too often, fear of stigma, blame or retaliation keeps survivors from reporting assault. Especially on a college campus, pressure from friends or social groups might keep stories of assault from ever surfacing. The National Institute of Justice estimates 85-90 percent of victims know their assailants. If

a survivor and an assailant are part of the same circle of friends, reporting them to police can be intimidating, guilt-inducing and isolating. We don’t blame anyone who does not feel comfortable reporting assault, but we hope MSU as a community continues to do more to make survivors feel safe going to police. The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence program, mandatory for freshman and transfer students and aimed at increasing awareness of sexual violence, is a start. To move forward and stop sexual assault on campus, greater reporting is vital. We hope survivors find strength to stand up for themselves and for others who will stay silent. We cannot address a problem we don’t know about. Staying quiet about assaults enables others to deny their existence. Perhaps more problematic, the community and those who have the power to help make a difference might not fully understand the scope and scale of the problem. An estimated 80 percent of on-campus survivors do not report their assaults to police, MSU Sexual Assault Program Coordinator Shari Murgittroyd said in a previous interview with The State News. That’s compared to the national reporting average of 54 percent, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, or RAINN. Perpetrators who are not reported never will face justice for their actions. Only 3 percent of rapists go to jail, according to RAINN. Although reporting an assault does not necessarily mean assailants will be found guilty and imprisoned, there is no chance they will be prosecuted if they never are report-

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ed. Even if charges are not pressed, documenting the case still is necessary in case the perpetrator assaults someone again. If one person speaks up, they could save others from similar nightmares. If one person speaks up, they might inspire others who felt pressured into silence to speak up, too. If Aaron Fisher never reported being sexually assaulted by Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach might still be preying on young boys. Fisher’s actions were enough to influence dozens more to stand up against Sandusky. Reporting sexual assault as the crime it is also might signal an important culture shift at MSU. The FBI classifies forcible rape as the second-most violent crime. Assault is not just a personal affair. It is a serious offense, and assailants should be prosecuted in court. Ultimately, it is the survivor’s choice whether or not they call police. But they never should be subjected to pressure, blame or stigma from others for wanting to speak out against sexual assault. MSU police are trained and guarantee professionalism, sensitivity, privacy and safety when speaking with survivors. Calling immediately after the incident can help law enforcement document the assault and will help police collect evidence that ultimately can be used to prosecute the perpetrator, although there is

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no time limit to report sexual assault. The trauma of the incident might make the process seem daunting, but the sooner survivors call 911, the better. Documenting assaults makes it harder to ignore the issue and its prevalence on campus. Don’t let stigma and fear silence survivors. If we want to make campus a safer place for everyone, we must continue to support those who have the courage to report abuse.

Sexual assault victim resources Sexual Assault Crisis and Intervention Hotline: Student Services Building, 556 E. Circle Drive, Room 14; 517-372-6666; East Lansing police: 101 Linden St.; 517-351-4220; MSU police: 1120 Red Cedar Road; 517-3552221;

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“Danger on campus, in life harsh reality” “Good to be aware, but don’t take it up to paranoid. Small-town and suburban Michiganders seem to have an overwhelming fear of cities & crime, perhaps because of the constant stories about the terrors and troubles of Detroit, perhaps because of some latent racial prejudice (perhaps those are connected; I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard white Michiganders tell me ‘you can’t walk down the streets of Detroit without getting shot’). Just be smart, walk with friends at night, don’t get hammered and weave your way home alone in the dark.

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That being said, I’m glad you’ve brought up the issue of sexual assault on campus and the insouciant attitude of incoming male freshmen toward a subject that’s very real and very serious for many men and women on this campus. Why are people so damn ignorant?”

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“There were so many opportunities for this article to start important dialogues but it seems to have been missed. As mentioned by another commenter, there was a fantastic opportunity to address the role of males in sexual assault. Instead, all there was was a bashing of the behavior of some immature males in the room. Why not use the opportunity as staff reporter to engage the community in highly needed conversations about rape culture and what both men and women need to understand.”

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Techonology useful to cut down on distracted driving


riving Mode, a feature that silences incoming calls and texts while driving, is the latest answer to reducing the number of car accidents caused by technology-induced distractions. With the latest update for Windows 8, users can set the feature to automatic by connecting the phone to a Bluetooth device in the vehicle. The service also can be turned on manually. Users have the option of sending an automatic reply to incoming texters and callers saying they are driving. iPhone users can activate a “Do Not Disturb” feature which is similar to Driving Mode, but must be turned on manually. These are simple features that could help save lives. Still, Driving Mode will not eliminate all distractions because it does not block drivers from sending texts and calls. It just reduces the number of incoming distractions that could make a huge difference on

car in front of her was cut off and the road in a matter of seconds. had to brake suddenly, but, had we When many think of “distracted not been loud and distracting, my driving,” texting and talking on the friend probably would have reacted phone might be what first comes to more quickly and stopped in time. mind, but they’re not the only thing In 2010, about 18 percent of that can cause a distracted accident. auto collisions resulting in injuThis past summer, six of my ries involved distracted drivfriends from high school and I loading, according to Cened into a minivan and ters for Disease Control headed to a counstaff reporter and Prevention data. ty park to watch a fireBills introduced in the works show. TalkMichigan House of Reping and singing at the resentatives are aimed top of our lungs, we at increasing road safewere goofing around ty. Moving violations, the whole way there. those that drivers commit We had just entered while operating a mova roundabout when Micaela colonna ing vehicle and result the car in front of us in the serious impairslammed on its brakes. ment or death of anothBy the time my friend er driver or bystander, would be conhit her brakes, it was too late. sidered a misdemeanor. PunishIt was my first accident. ments include a significant numLuckily no one was hurt, and ber of community service hours, my friend’s car only had minor large fines or time in prison. damage because she didn’t The consequences that come hit the other vehicle forcefulalong with distracted drivly. Nevertheless, it was scary. ing are not worth it. Car insurThe accident wasn’t her fault. The

ance rates skyrocket, damage costs are pricey and bodily damage can cause lifelong complications. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, sending a text message takes away your attention to the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, which also is the amount of time a car traveling at 55 mph can travel the length of a football field. Dialing, talking or listening and reaching for the phone also make a crash almost two times more likely to occur. Activating the new Windows and iPhone feature, or downloading similar apps such as TextLimit, FleetSafer Mobile or Textecution, is one way to decrease distractions. But other solutions are available, such as becoming more aware of your surroundings and taking responsibility while you’re behind the wheel. It only takes one decision and a few seconds for your life to change. The distraction can wait. Micaela Colonna is a State News staff reporter. Reach her at

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Spartans need to beware of relapse The Spartans played with fire Saturday and emerged unscathed. If the worst team in the Big Ten wasn’t on the opposing sideline, though, there’s no guarantee they wouldn’t have been burned. MSU (6-1 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) dodged an embarrassing and likely dream-killing loss in its uninspiring 14-0 victory against lowly Purdue (1-6, 0-3). A win is a win. They do all count as one. Those are indisputable facts, and it’s what head coach Mark Dantonio rightfully preached to his team afterward. And if the Spartans had their way, sleepwalking through a matchup with the Boilermakers would be nothing but a minor footnote on their rose-scented resume.

But with the teeth of the schedule approaching, another similar performance will dash any California dreams. Coaches and players mentioned the Spartans didn’t have a sharp week of practice leading into the game, a sign some players were overlooking the underdog. “I feel like a few people weren’t in the right mindset to play a Big Ten school, not just Purdue, a Big Ten school,” senior linebacker Denicos Allen said. “They still have the potential to beat anybody in the Big Ten, so I think the practice that we had this week carried into the first half.” MSU built some confidence in back-to-back wins against Iowa and Indiana, and had folks buying them as Legends Division frontrunners, but a lack of maturity was on display in Saturday’s outing. Championship teams impose their will on weakling opponents. Whether it was the soggy conditions, a lack of focus or overconfidence, that didn’t happen. The most troubling part was the revelation that MSU hasn’t completely exorcised its demons offensively. A dark, hideous side still remains lurking like a split-personality for this program that can appar-

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ently rear it’s head at any time. It’s similar to Bruce Banner and the Hulk, except when the Spartans’ lose control of their alter persona, nothing good comes from it. You wouldn’t like them when they’re ugly, because when that demon comes out, things grind to a halt. Passes sail too high. Receivers become unreliable. Running lanes don’t open up. All of which puts more pressure on the nation’s top-ranked defense. If MSU hopes to attain its goals this season, it will have to learn to put the inner beast to rest permanently. “It’s a step forward. It’s not a step back,” Dantonio said. “A step back is when you lose. It’s a step forward.” As long as the Purdue game was an aberration and a launch point for growth, as Dantonio believes, MSU has nothing to worry about. The Spartans are a very good team, but not good enough to believe they already won the game by simply showing up. MSU used up its one mulligan this season, because there are no more Purdues left to play. The next time the Spartans play like that, it’ll cost them. Stephen Brooks is a State News football reporter. Reach him at

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Despite blowing out Purdue 4-0 on Friday, the MSU women’s soccer team couldn’t make backto-back wins, losing to Indiana, 3-2, in double overtime Sunday afternoon. Trailing 2-1 with just eight minutes remaining in the Indiana match, sophomore forward Allyson Krause tied the game with her fifth goal of the season. Krause took a pass from freshman midfielder Kaylee Phillips on the right side and broke away to find the left side of the net. Though MSU (8-6-2 overall, 2-6-0 Big Ten) was able to force overtime, they couldn’t pull a victory. Indiana pressured the Spartan offense the entire overtime period and, with less than two minutes to go, Indiana midfielder Veronica Ellis kicked the game winner on the right side past sophomore goalkeeper Gabrielle Gauruder. “After they scored that second goal, when we were down 2-1, it kind of lit a fire, and we had a lot of adrenaline; so to get that sec-

ond goal to tie it was really nice,” junior forward Paige Wester said. Indiana outshot MSU 17-14, pressured the MSU defense for much of the game and first scored in the 36th minute when Indiana midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy knocked it past Gauruder from the right side toward the upper-left area of the net. It did not take long for the Spartans to respond. Just 10 seconds later, sophomore forward Rachel Van Poppelen took a pass from Wester in the middle of the field from 10 yards out and netted her second goal of the season. Indiana midfielder Kayleigh Steigerwalt also netted a goal for the Hoosiers in the 49th minute. After Steigerwalt’s goal, MSU’s offense saw several opportunities, including a couple shots by Wester and junior midfielder Megan Marsack. “We saw a lot of fight, heart and character out of our team today, but unfortunately we just didn’t have the legs,” head coach Tom Saxton said. “We’re patching things together in the back, and we were concerned, as a coaching staff, the entire second half and overtime about how our back line










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would hold up, and unfortunately that proved to be a concern.” The Spartan defense was in their second consecutive match without senior defender and captain Kelsey Mullen. Saxton said he couldn’t comment on the specifics of Mullen’s injury, but said it was similar to Wester’s knee injury earlier in the season. Wester missed five weeks because of the injury, and Saxton said Mullen would be out “for a little bit.” Though he admitted the back line was vulnerable, Saxton said Indiana’s back line also was vulnerable and kept stressing just one play could turn the game around. “While our back line was quite vulnerable today, we felt that theirs was too,” Saxton said.

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Spartans lose early lead, suffers first Big Ten loss to Penn St. in overtime

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Sophomore goalkeeper Zach Bennett lets the winning goal past him against Penn State Sunday, at DeMartin Soccer Stadium. MSU fell to Penn State in double overtime, 2-1.

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Tim Kreutz can’t remember what it feels like to lose. The junior forward was the only goalscorer when the No. 14 MSU men’s soccer team (8-2-2 overall, 1-11 Big Ten) fell 2-1 in double overtime to No. 17 Penn State (9-3-1 overall, 4-0-0 Big Ten) Sunday afternoon at DeMartin Stadium. “It sucks,” Kreutz said. “The last (eight) games we’ve played in, and we haven’t lost, I just never thought we were going to lose. I thought we could score that goal in overtime, and the opposite happened to us today.” Less than a minute into the second overtime, Jordan Tyler, the only player on the Penn State squad who hails from Michigan, chipped one past Bennett after a long ball in from Mike Robinson. “It doesn’t feel good,” senior defender Kevin Cope said. “We put ourselves in a very good position to win the game. We thought we should have won. We let Penn State come in and take one from us.” Sophomore midfielder Jay Chapman had an early shot

on goal from the left side that passed in front of Penn State goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton and bounced off the right post. In the 10th minute, senior defender Ryan Thelen sent in a free kick that found the head of Kreutz and went in the right side of net. For the remainder of the half, MSU unleashed a flurry of shots and ended with a 10-6 advantage in the period but, like in the 1-1 tie against Ohio State a week ago, they couldn’t find the back of the net again. Head coach Damon Rensing preached being able to get the second goal after the draw with the Buckeyes and said the best thing to do is break down the opportunities from the Penn State game and ask if they’re doing anything wrong. “Are we creating chances?,” he said. “Yes, we are. How are we taking those chances? About half of them we took very well. Wolverton is a very good goalkeeper and he made a couple good saves.” The Nittany Lions leveled the score in the 51st minute when a shot from Drew Klingenberg dipped over sophomore goalkeeper Zach Bennett’s head. MSU dominated the first overtime session, holding most of the possession and unleashing four shots toward Penn State’s net.

Penn State led the Big Ten with six yellow cards coming into Sunday’s matchup, and they added to their total against the Spartans. In typical Big Ten fashion, it was a very physical game that saw a total of 26 fouls between the two teams, and three yellow cards issued to the Nittany Lions. After a few no-calls that could have gone either way, Cope said the calls that didn’t go the Spartans’ way is just a part of the game. “You can’t let that get to you,” Cope said. “We showed some mental weakness throughout the game. We need to learn to deal with it and move on from things. You’re going to get a little upset but need to work through it as a team.” The Spartans have three straight road games with upcoming matchups against 2010 NCAA champion Akron, Wisconsin and defending NCAA champion Indiana. Rensing said with the results they’ve gotten, and the games yet to be played, there’s nothing to take for granted. “There are a lot of teams that would like to be 8-2-2 with a top 15 RPI,” he said. “We’ve got five more games, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we went 0-5, 5-0 or anywhere in between.”

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The MSU College of Music is aiming to expand and promote music with a new jazz studies artist in residence program, which ran Oct 14-19 and will continue four times a year. The MSU Federal Credit Union, which provided the largest-ever investment in the college’s curriculum— $1 million — made the program a possibility. The program gives a small group of jazz students the opportunity to travel across Michigan and perform with successful and influential jazz artists — which Rodney Whitaker, director of jazz studies, said teaches much more than just jazz. “This program gives the students a real-life scenario,” Whitaker said. “This allows them to get the experience of what it’s like to really be on the road and enables them to experience and perform in different communities much different than where they’re from.” The first jazz artist of three scheduled for residence this year was saxophonist Antonio Hart, who worked with and toured the state with students from MSU’s premier student jazz ensemble class, Jazz Orchestra I.

The program traveled with Hart to diverse places across the state, ranging from Byron Center to Holland to MSU’s campus. Whitaker said the faculty in the College of Music very carefully select the musicians who participate in this program to ensure students have a positive role model that will not just teach music, but also encourage integrity. “He’s just a model citizen and that’s what we try to do, not just bring people who are famous, but people who will be positive influences on our students and show them that you don’t have to be a drunkard or drug addict to be a musician,” Whitaker said. As an experienced musician and professor of jazz saxophone at Queens College, Hart said his intent is not to just teach the students, but inspire them as well. “I don’t think I can teach anyone anything,” Hart said. “I tried to show them someone who’s dedicated, someone who’s still driven and passionate about what they do and answer any questions they may have.” Hart has toured and taught internationally, but said he finds the most joy in teaching right at home. Hart and MSU’s Jazz Orchestra I class performed at the Union Ballroom Friday night, playing original ballads by Hart that

included “Stars from Alabama,” “Like My Own,” and “Down and Up.” Whitaker said the program has thus far been very successful, benefiting more than the 22 MSU students involved. “We get to go into these communities and change the community,” Whitaker said. “We help them build jazz culture and in all the programs, they get to keep the proceeds from the concert and use it toward their music program.” “So, we’re bringing cultural diversity, in some instances racial diversity, also we’re doing economic empowerment, so this is just a positive thing all around,” he said. Jazz studies senior and Jazz Orchestra I baritone saxophone player Len’I Glenn-McKinney said she is grateful for the program. “This program has really just opened up the world of jazz to me and not just jazz alone, but it has also taught me about discipline, community, love, tradition and family,” McKinney said. Other international jazz artists slated to hold residencies at MSU this upcoming academic year are trumpeter Jon Faddis in December and drummer Jeff Hamilton in April.

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