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Friday, Oct. 7, 2011



Today’s Issue: Campus News

USU joins fight against breast cancer BY MARISSA SHIELDS staff writer The best protection is early detection. That is the message the Student Health and Wellness Center and student group Colleges Against Cancer tried to convey to students in a combined effort to promote

Breast Cancer Awareness Days, Wednesday and Thursday. Students were encouraged to wear pink as they checked out the breast cancer awareness booths. Volunteers handed out a variety of informational pamphlets on the importance of self-breast

Find out where this Incubator Kitchen is on campus. The kitchen helps entrepreneurs sell their food creations. Page 2


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examinations and early detection. Pink ribbons and stickers were also given to students to draw attention to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Everything centered around the theme of “the best protection is early detection.� Pamphlets from the booth emphasized the fact that early knowledge of cancer saves lives. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, one out of eight women will get breast cancer at some time in life. “Almost every student that we’ve had come to our booth has been able to tell us stories of family members or friends who have gotten breast cancer,� said Sasha Beoronia, an intern at the Health and Wellness Center. Because of her mother’s past diagnosis, USU student Maddy Beus knows just how relevant breast cancer is to everyday students like her. “I was shocked when she told me. We all just stared at her,�

Beus said. Her mother was smart and lucky; she found a lump during a routine self-exam and called her oncologist right away, Beus said. “The doctors assured us she was going to be okay because they caught it early,� she said. Getting students to realize that self-testing, even in one’s 20’s, is the key to beating breast cancer. “We want students to be aware that breast cancer is a problem,� Beoronia said. “We want them to have information available to them if they want to learn how to do self-breast exams.� During self-examinations, signs to watch for are lumps, swelling and a change in size or shape of the breast. If breast cancer is found early, there are more treatments available. More treatments mean a higher chance of survival. “Make sure that you keep up See CANCER, Page 3

Vet program accepts first applications

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From the blogs:

BY ALLIE JEPPSON staff writer USU’s new doctor of veterinary medicine program, has already seen 42 submitted applications after Monday’s national application deadline. The program holds 30 open positions — 20 spots for Utah residents and 10 for out-of-state students. Following the application process, the partner program with Washington State University will be one step closer to opening in the fall of 2012. “It’s starting,� said Skyler Di Stefano, College of Agriculture public relations specialist. “The ball is rolling, and next fall will begin the first actual classes.� Although applications were due Oct. 3, the process is not yet complete. Some schools still require a supplemental application in addition to the national application, as in the case of USU-Washington State. Supplemental applications for USU are due Monday, Oct. 10, said Pre-Vet Club Supervisor Rusty Stott, a clinical assistant professor. Admission into the program involves multiple components, all of which are evaluated in the student’s application. Criteria include a student’s overall GPA, specifically looking at how the student did in the sciences as

“... Every Friday night at 10:30 p.m. the hilarious improv comedy group called the Antics performs. Improv comedy is comedy sketches made up on the spot; for those who don’t know what this is, it was made famous by the funny TV show “Whose Line Is it Anyway?� The Antics is comprised of at least 13 actors who are all students at USU. The show is family friendly and goes until midnight. I’ve seen their show often and many times BY CATHERINE MEIDELL they have had me on the edge of editor in chief my seat laughing ... it’s cheaper USU Eastern’s men’s basketthan going to the movies and ball head coach was found dead much more worth it.� Tuesday afternoon in his apartNot Another Boring ment. The cause of his death is Weekend still unknown. When Brad Barton, 31,

well as the individual’s GRE score. Students must submit three letters of recommendation, one of which has to come from a practicing veterinarian, Stott said. In January, applicants chosen will receive an interview, which will determine acceptance into the program. If accepted, notification will come in the first couple weeks of February. Audrey Raby, a senior majoring in animal, dairy and veterinary science with an animal and dairy emphasis, is applying to the new vet program. “For me the application wasn’t too bad,� Raby said. “If you have put in the time and effort into doing well in school and getting your hours with a vet, its really only a matter of putting it on paper. It’s working up toward applying that’s the big deal.� Continual high grades, involvement since high school and following the footsteps of those she admired were steps Raby said she has taken toward to build a solid application. The program is what is commonly known as a 2-plus-2 program, meaning students admitted to the program will spend the first two years studying at USU and the next two at Washington State, Di Stefano See VET, Page 2

6978=78388'0-2-'%0%77-78%28(-6)'836and pre-vet club adviser plays a large part in the development of the doctor of veterinary medicine program that starts fall 2012 at USU. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

USU Eastern mourns loss of head coach

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did not show up to basketball practice, assistant coach Brian Edelstein began to worry and went looking for him, said Greg Benson, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Services. Edelstein found Barton dead in his apartment in Price, and Benson said police found no evidence of foul play. There will be a medical review to determine the cause of his death. Previously, Barton was the captain of Weber State University’s men’s basketball team. Barton served as interim head coach under Chris Craig during the 2010-11 season and was gearing up for his first sea979)%78)62³7,)%(&%7/)8&%00'3%',died unexpectedson this year as head coach. A campus-wide meeting was ly, Tuesday. He was found in his apartment after missing practice. This would have been his first year as head coach. Photo courtesy of The Eagle held Wednesday morning at

which USU Eastern’s chancellor Joe Peterson spoke of the sadness and shock the tragedy caused, Benson said. Roughly 40-50 chairs were set up at the meeting, and Brad King, USU Eastern’s vice chancellor, said he was moved by the attendance of approximately 250 students, faculty and staff members. “That was a great testimonial of the effect he has had across campus, not just in Athletics,� King said. “You can see people walking up to and talking to the players asking if they are OK. The community has similarly been engaged. He was not just the players’ coach and their mentor, but a father figure and everything else.� Jan Thorton, director of USU Eastern’s Student Counseling Services, also spoke at the meeting to reassure students that the way they were feeling about the loss was normal. She also walked them through the steps of the grieving process, See COACH, Page 2


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Tech Expo gives students networking opportunities BY KYLE STUBBS staff writer

Students of computer science, engineering and other majors gathered Wednesday afternoon to network with companies at the annual Tech Expo. Melissa Scheaffer, associate director of USU Career Services, who works with engineering students, said, “Sixty-nine technology-based employers attended to connect with students of all majors, regarding internship and career positions with their organizations. Over 20 of those organizations stayed to interview the fine students they met at yesterday’s event.� Potential employers and students were upbeat about employment prospects. Jeff Taylor, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, said, “I see a lot of opportunities. I’ve never had a fear about finding a job after graduation.� Justin Kaiser, a representative of Union Wireless, said “even with the slowdown in the economy, we’re still maintaining growth.� His company was looking for both summer interns and fulltime employees. Mike Hale, a representative from Ingeo, said the Logan-based company was growing quickly. “In the last two years things have really exploded,� he said. According to Donna Crow, executive director of Career Services and Student Success, technical graduates earn the highest salaries upon entering the workforce. However, she said

liberal arts graduates show the highest rate of increase in starting salary over time. “Students from a variety of academic majors — technical and non-technical — made connections at last night’s Tech Expo,� Crow said. “For example, General Electric was very impressed with their student-host, who happens to be an MBA student.� She said that the benefits of attending events like the Tech Expo extend to all majors. “All students, no matter what they are studying, should take advantage of opportunities to build a network of contacts who can speak to their ability to add value to any employer or graduate program,� Crow said. Graduating seniors looking for jobs were not the only students who attended. Fred Christensen, a freshman majoring in computer science, said he attended to see what was offered and to learn what people were looking for. He planned on using the information he gained to help make a decision on an emphasis. “This is a great place to network and find different options that are available,� he said. “I am very confident about finding employment.� Nataly Giron, a freshman studying mechanical and aerospace engineering, said, of the employers, “They give really good advice.� She also said she felt “pretty good� about finding a job after graduating. Rowland Bolman, a repre-

THE TECH EXPO WAS ORGANIZED FOR STUDENTS to meet with 69 technology-based employers, 20 of whom stayed to conduct inteveriews Thursday. The Tech Expo is one of six career fairs organized by Career Services annually. KYLE PETT photo

sentative from Novell, said his company was looking to hire approximately 40 positions in testing, tech support, information technology and development. “We’ve grown in certain divisions, and we are hiring against attrition,� he said. Other companies were simply trying to get their name out and network with students.

Jamie Black, a representative of Crexendo said, “we are here trying to get our name out in the area and looking for sales reps.� She said her company is new in the area and by spreading the word and selling its product, it would create a demand for future positions in tech-related fields. “While actual salaries remain the highest for technical gradu-

ates, when you look at the top four skills employers look for in college graduates, they are communication skills, work ethic, teamwork and analytical skills,� Crow said. “These skills are being developed by students across all academic majors.� –

Campus kitchen helps small food production businesses BY CHRIS LEE news senior writer Local chefs and bakers looking to sell their products in grocery stores, restaurants or across state lines can now use a kitchen facility known as the Incubator Kitchen, offered at USU, instead of waiting to obtain a professional-grade kitchen of their own. Assistant professor and extension food quality and entrepreneurship specialist Karin Allen said people can produce and sell

food products out of their home if they meet certain requirements, called the Cottage Food Rule. The incubator kitchen allows people who do not meet the home requirements, or who want to sell to a larger market than allowed under the rule, produce and sell food. “It allows them to sell it at grocery stores, to restaurants and also they can sell it across state lines,� Allen said. “It gives them a little more opportunity to let their business grow

A NEW USU EXTENSION PROGRAM allows local food businesses to utilize out-of-use kitchecn facilities located in the Family Life building. The kitchen helps owners meet necessary requirements to sell their food products to stores, restaurants and across state lines. KIMBERLY SHORTS photo

than just trying to sell at a farmers market or a craft fair.� Allen said the kitchen has been certified through the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. She said the kitchen allows businesses to produce most — but not all — food items. “Any food that would be approved for a Cottage license, there’s no problem making those kinds of foods in this kitchen,� Allen said. “It’s not as open as a commercial kitchen would be, where any food product basically could be made.� Allen said recipes are evaluated and approved on a case-by-case basis. She said meat products are never approved for the kitchen. Allen said the Incubator Kitchen, located in the Family Life Building, uses equipment no longer in use by university programs. “We have a lot of equipment that really was left over from the culinary arts program when that was being taught,� Allen said. “It wasn’t being used. The kitchens were being used, but some of the equipment wasn’t.� Allen said the kitchen contains, seven electric stoves, four gas stoves, nine 5-quart Viking mixers and 10 professional-series food processors. She said they also have basic equipment like pots and pans available for use. Extension Food Safety Specialist Brian Nummer said they also have an Innovation Kitchen for food research and development. He said the Innovation Kitchen is primarily used to make sure a recipe is safe before it is commercially produced. For example, Nummer said, products like salsa need to have a certain amount of acid to prevent disease. “They can develop it, they can use whatever resources we have, but once it gets to the point where they’re ready to start selling the product, then they have to use the other

kitchen,� Nummer said. Allen said the Innovation Kitchen has also been used to make food for people with certain food allergies. She said the easy-toclean stainless steel tables help keep food from becoming contaminated with allergens from other recipes. Nummer said business owners don’t have to pay to use the Innovation Kitchen. The Incubator Kitchen charges businesses after six months, Allen said, and the price to use the kitchen is decided on a case-by-case basis. “I don’t charge for the first six months, because I really want this to be an opportunity for people to get their foot in the door and have that time to make their product, try to sell it and see if it’s something that really is going to work for them or not,� Allen said. Allen said she has had six businesses use the kitchen since she started it last fall. Bees Brothers, a local family business run by the Huntzinger family, has been making honey caramels in the Incubator Kitchen for about a year, said Kami Huntzinger from Bees Brothers. “It definitely meets the needs for a small business,� Huntzinger said. “In order for our business to grow we needed to be able to do research at a dedicated kitchen to be able to sell our products out of state.� Huntzinger said her family wanted to sell its caramels online, but the Cottage Rule doesn’t allow products made inside a home to be shipped across state lines. Allen said businesses hoping to use the kitchens need to have a food handlers permit, a business license and a full list of recipes and ingredients to be reviewed and approved by the state inspector. –

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Head basketball coach at sister school dies unexpectedly of unknown causes

Benson said. A service for Barton is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. in the Dee Events Center at Weber State University in Ogden. In addition, USU Eastern will hold a candlelight ceremony Monday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in The Pit, an amphitheater located behind the Price campus’s library. Barton’s family has expressed interest in

starting a scholarship for USU Eastern men’s basketball players, King said. Students signed USU Eastern blankets to give to the Bartons in memory of their son. This is usually a tradition USU Eastern follows when a campus employee retires or moves away, King said. “We saw him as a very talented coach and person,� Benson said. “He was 100 per-

cent committed to his student-athletes, the program, and very involved and engaged not only on the court, but off the court.� Barton was concerned with keeping his players’ grades up and each of their lives as individuals, Benson added. “There are emails going back and forth about fond memories of him,� King said. “It’s been a week that I would never want

to repeat. I’ve seen some good things that have restored my faith in humankind.� Administrators will determine changes to be made to the men’s coaching staff in the coming week, King said. –

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New veterinary program continues collaboration with Washington State

said. The first two years of the program include regular classes such as anatomy, pathology and immunology, said Alexis Sweat, another applicant. In the third year students begin doing surgery labs, followed by clinical rotations and then working in a teaching hospital in the fourth year. “Now that we have the program, it gives the opportunity for students to receive a great education at a much less cost,� Di Stefano said. “I would definitely prefer to go here, because it’s closer to home and more financially viable, because we get in-state

tuition, which helps with a lot of debt after school,� Sweat said. A few years ago students were prepared themselves for large amounts of debt that come with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree, Raby said. “Programs such as this broaden the scope in reach of opportunities for students who want to pursue vet degrees,� Di Stefano said. “Being a vet kind of encompasses everything that I love,� Sweat said. “I love science, I love animals, I love being outdoors, I love people in the agricultural community, I love

being a part of that lifestyle, and this is one way that I’ve chosen to do that throughout my lifetime.� Further progress continues as program developers continue to seek out faculty members. With only one committed faculty member at this time, the program’s faculty should be different from other graduate programs, Stott said. “Most classes have a main coordinator, but we will be recruiting faculty from other places to lecture in their specialty areas,� Stott said. –

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Freshmen welcome their families to campus

BY MEGAN ALLEN assistant news editor

After a month of living on their own and establishing routines, freshman students have an opportunity to see parents and family members this weekend on their own turf. Every year, USU hosts Aggie Parent and Family Weekend. In the past, the event was put on by the office of Retention and Student Success, but after the head of the office retired, responsibilities were split among different university entities. Lisa Hancock, the new student orientation administrator and Maleah Christensen, fair coordinator with Career Services, have been working to plan a successful weekend. “The purpose is for students to show off their campus to their parents,� Christensen said. “By this point, students are proud of their university and want to share it with their families.� The A-Team is a group of students who run and facilitate new student orientation (SOAR) and Connections during the summer. Members of the A-Team will work with Hancock and Christensen to make sure the weekend runs smoothly. “I think it’s a good opportunity for parents to see what they’re kids are doing and what they’re involved in,� said Kaden Harding, an A-Team student coordinator. “Over the summer we see plenty of parents who are really worried about sending their kids to school, so this is a good time for them to see that they really are doing all right.� The event will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday with an opening reception in the library, Christensen

said. It will be a chance for parents to mingle, enjoy refreshments and take tours of the library. After the open house, families who signed up in advance will have the opportunity to go star gazing at the USU Observatory at the top of the Science Engineering Research building. The observatory holds a 20-inch corrected DallKirkham telescope used by students enrolled in university studies courses, the general public and for scientific research.


Students are proud of their university and want to share it with their families.� — Maleah Christensen, fair coordinator

“In registration, the star gazing activity was limited in the numbers we could allow up there,� Christensen said. “It filled up really quickly.� Parents registered for the weekend can purchase discounted tickets to Saturday’s football game against the University of Wyoming, she said. Families have also been given information on other events and activities going on around Logan over the weekend. The Marketplace, the food court on the second floor of the TSC, is offering discounts for parents

attending the weekend’s events, encouraging them to spend as much time as possible on campus and really see what their students go through on a daily basis, Christensen said. The University Inn and other area hotels are also offering discounts. Parent and Family Weekend is held every October, Christensen said. Now that the school year is in full swing and students have had a chance to get established in Logan, parents can come to campus without feeling too invasive, she added. “Students are settled in. They have their friends and where they fit in. They can show their family their friends, their study places (and) their hangouts,� said A-Team coordinator Alyssa Craig. “Honestly, it’s a good way for parents to check on their students in a way that doesn’t feel like they’re being checked on,� Harding said. It’s easy for freshmen students to feel like they need to go home every weekend to visit their family and high school friends, said A-Team coordinator Kate Gourley. “This is a good way to avoid that and get the parents up here for a change,� she said. It is important for parents to find a good balance between freedom and attachment with their children, Harding said. Events like this are good to help find that. “Parents kind of like to live vicariously through their students, and this is a good way for them to feel involved and like they’re a part of it,� he said. –

Comic magician turns students’ frowns upside-�down

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NR calling for contest entries All USU students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the 2011 Natural Resources Photo Contest. All entries will be displayed Oct. 17-�20 in the International Lounge of the Taggart Student Center during Natural Resources Week. “We encourage everyone to participate and help us celebrate Natural Resources Week at USU,� said Blake Thomas, College of Natural Resources senator. “The theme of this year’s NR week is ‘Rooted Together’ and this is a great opportunity for everyone on campus to share the beauty of our region.� Photos may be submitted in the following three categories: natu-� ral scenery, wildlife and people in nature. There is no cost to enter, and participants can enter one photo in any or all of the categories.

Aggie Ice Cream using social media Starting Monday, Oct. 10, Aggie Ice Cream will launch a two-�week social media campaign to increase followers on Facebook and Twitter. The campaign features a drawing in which Aggie Ice Cream will give away “Free Ice Cream for a Year!� vouchers to three winners. To enter the drawing, social media users only need to “like� Aggie Ice Cream on Facebook or fol-� low it on Twitter. Contestants can receive one entry for each. Existing Facebook fans will nee to “unlike� and “re-�like� again to be entered Duplicate entries will be filtered. “We’re very excited to start incorporating social media into Aggie Ice Cream,� said Randall Bagley, Aggie Ice Cream dairy plant manager. “Aggie Ice Cream is not just great ice cream but a multi-� generational tradition amongst stu-� dents, faculty and alumni. I believe social media will help us maintain those nostalgic bonds that make Aggie Ice Cream so special.� Aggie Ice Cream has also teamed with the local discount card CityGro, formerly BlueCache, to increase awareness and sales of all the other products offered under the Aggie Ice Cream line.

Old Main Society to honor alumni ADAM LONDON PERFORMED A COMEDY MAGIC ACT in the TSC Ballroom Thursday night kicking off the monthly Aggie Event Series. London has performed at improv clubs around the United States as well as at the Hollywood Magic Castle. He wowed the student audience with mind-boggling tricks, including talking whiteboards and a reappearing diamond ring. The next installment of the Aggie Event Series is Thursday, Nov. 10. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

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Colleges Against Cancer teaches importance of early detection

on your self-breast exams,� Beorochia said. Thanks to self-exams, early detection,and cancer awareness there are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, today, she said. “It’s a good thing just to get people talking about it. Most people our age don’t even think about breast cancer. They think it’s only going to affect the older generation. It’s something we need to be aware of,� Beus said. Colleges Against Cancer had “Cancer Sucks� T-shirts. The club also raised a call for volunteers at its April event “Race for the Cure.� Each team in the relay will have 10-15 people and one captain. The race starts at 6:00 p.m. and goes until early the next morning. “We have one person per team on the track at a time, which signifies that cancer doesn’t sleep, so neither will we,� said Colleges Against Cancer President Kasie Barger. Last year’s race raised $23,000 for cancer research, Barger said. The club is not only looking for participants but for students who are willing to give a hand in planning events. Colleges Against Cancer has also organized a pink tulip-planting event for the third week of October to raise breast cancer awareness. The tulips will be planted along the Animal Science Building. When they bloom in the spring, Barger said her club hopes the flowers will remind people to be aware of the prevalence of the disease and the necessary precautions needed to fight it.


The USU Old Main Society will recognize individuals with three of its most prestigious awards Friday, Oct. 7, during annual Old Main Society activities on campus. The university will honor Richard and Joyce Shipley with the Spirit of Old Main award. William and Carol Strong will receive the Spirit of Old Main Emeriti award. And, Nate and Heather Wickizer will be honored with the Spirit of Old Main-�New Generation award. The Spirit of Old Main award is bestowed for lifetime achieve-� ments and loyalty to the university. The Emeriti award honors retired faculty or staff of the university who have also shown exemplary dedication and contribution. The New Generation award is given to a person or couple the university rec-� ognizes as the “next generation� of Aggies. The Old Main Society was estab-� lished in 1967 to recognize alumni and friends whose support makes the fulfillment of Utah State’s mis-� sion possible. Membership repre-� sents the pinnacle of recognition for those who express beliefs in the institution through significant phil-� anthropic support.


THE ICONIC PINK RIBBON of Breast Cancer Awarness Month reminds people of the importance of early detection. The earlier the cancer is found, the more treatment types are available. One in every eight women will be affected by breast cancer. The Health and Wellness Center in cooperation with Colleges Against Cancer will spend the month of October educating students about the disease. KYLE PETT photo

The policy of The Utah Statesman is to correct any error made as soon as possible. If you find something you would like clarified or find in error, please contact the editor at 797-�1742, or come in to TSC 105.

-Compiled from staff and media reports

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Get your game on BY AUDREY MOULTON staff writer The end of the week can be exciting for any student eager to put away the books for a couple of days and get ready for the weekend. Ian Madsen, a junior studying biology, has started a new club that aims to provide the escape many students desire. Madsen said he enjoys playing board games. He has a collection of about 50 or more games, but it was hard to find people to get together to play them. That’s when he decided to start Aggie Game Nights. “I started Aggie Game Nights because board gaming is a hobby of mine, and I just wanted a way to invite other people that aren’t necessarily in my social circles,” Madsen said. He also said he likes meeting people who are interested in his hobby. Aggie Game Nights is a new social gaming club to which students can bring their own

friends or meet a whole new group of people with common interests. “It helps add variety and options,” Madsen said. “It’s just something different to do on Friday.” The club was registered the second week of school and Madsen is currently looking for members to join. Madsen said the events are informal and anyone interested in playing role-playing games, card games, board games, miniature games or any type of table-top game is encouraged to sign up. He said in addition to the supplied games, gamers are free to bring their own games from home. Madsen said Aggie Game Nights offers a social alternative to video gaming. “There’s a lot of outlets for people who enjoy video gaming with computers and consoles,” Madsen said. “This just helps give people variety in their gaming.” Board gaming involves more social interaction, he said, and allows you to actually

engage in activities with other people. “It’s really easy to play video games,” Madsen said. “Getting people together for a board game requires people to be there in person.” Longer games, such as Battle Star Galactica, are also offered for more experienced gamers. In order to get a spot in one of these games, Madsen said people interested should check them out on either Google or Facebook. Spots can be reserved there, and members get first priority. Membership sign ups will be available year round. Anyone interested in joining the club is given first say in game choice, voting rights and preferential treatment. However, Madsen said, membership is not required to participate in Friday night games, and everyone is welcome. The club has two advisers, Jason Tuttle

STUDENTS ANNA ZHOU (left) and Eric Bue (right) play a game of “Can’t Stop” during Aggie Game Night, an event held every Friday. Ian Madsen founded the club to create a place for students to play a variety of board and card games. KIMBERLY SHORTS photo

and Nik Loveland. Tuttle said he volunteered to be an adviser after seeing a post on Madsen said he had sent out a message to everyone within the area who was registered on the site. Tuttle said the social atmosphere is a defining quality of Aggie Game Nights. “For me it’s not so much the winning but the interaction,” he said. Evgeny Permyakov, a graduate student studying food science, is a regular, who said he enjoys meeting different people each week and learning how to play new games. Permyakov has been to all three club meetings so far and has found a new group of people there each time. Permyakov said he appreciates the fact there is an organized club centered around having fun. “I think that board games are the best type of activity for communication,” Peryakov said. Peryakov found Aggie Game Nights through the USU Event Calendar on the university website. He said he expected to find “Dungeons & Dragons” but was surprised to find board games instead. He said he hadn’t ever played a lot of board games in the past but found out he really enjoys it. “(The club) gives you a subject to talk about and a wide variety of games, so it always keeps you entertained,” Peryakov said. The club is currently in a stage of transition, Madsen said, because he is looking for officers and members to join. Anyone interested in joining can sign up at one of its Friday events from 7 p.m. to midnight in Room 201 of the Engineering Building. “It’s just a place to relax, have fun and make friends,” Madsen said. “If you have free time on a Friday night, just come here, bring your friends, bring games and have fun.”

Out with the old, in with the used BY KARLEE ULRICH staff writer Stocked with brand-name clothes at reduced prices and with cash on the spot for selling your brand-name clothes, Plato’s Closet is “very unique,” according to Zach Yates, Plato’s Closet manager. Yates said Plato’s Closet is not just another second-hand store. “The things we have are actually really nice. A lot of things people bring in have never been worn. Take it home, wash it and you’ll never know that someone else has worn it.” With the economy like it is, Yates said he feels shopping at Plato’s Closet is the perfect way to cut back. Not only does Plato’s Closet provide a place for people to shop for less, but it also allows people to sell their clothes and make some cash, he said. “We buy all the seasons all the time. We’re always buying clothes,” Yates said. “So if (people) need extra cash or they have something that sits in their closet that they never wear, they can always bring it in, and we’ll pay cash on the spot.” KC Schmit, a shift leader at Plato’s Closet, said, “I used to shop at Buckle, and I will never shop there again, because the stuff here is just as good and it’s 70 percent to 80 percent cheaper than at Buckle.”

She said she was able to buy a pair of Rock Revivals for $45 at Plato’s Closet instead of paying $200 in the store. Whitney Dobson, assistant manager at Plato’s Closet, said the fact that store inventory comes from people selling their clothes is a benefit for the store. “It’s fun being a gently used clothing store, because there’s always something different. You (don’t) just get 30 of the same shirts in various sizes,” she said. “(There’s) one shirt in one size and that’s the only thing like it in the store.” Schmit said the selection is a big perk that comes along with her job. “Seeing all the different styles that come in,” she said, “that different people have, makes you want a different style.” Dobson said Plato’s Closet is a place where people can shop to keep up with the current styles. “It’s just really fun to keep up with what’s going on with fashion — what’s staying in style — and seeing what brands sell the best.” Plato’s is looking for teen clothes, Dobson said, that are still within a year or two out of the store. The goal is to acquire clothes that are fairly new, she said, in order to keep the styles carried at Plato’s Closet up to date.


“Brand names do sell better for us, like American Eagle, Hollister and Forever 21,” she said. “If it’s not one of the major brand names (but) we think it will sell well for our store, we’ll still purchase it, but for the main part we do like to purchase brand names.” Dobson said the condition of the clothes is another standard Plato’s holds its suppliers to. She said the clothes cannot be too worn out or have holes or stains. “The things we buy from people is just as important as the things we sell to people,” Yates said. He said without people selling their clothes, there would be no store. “There’s new things every day, we buy clothes every day and we’re always restocking our shelves,” Dobson said. “So, if you’re not seeing something you like today, just come back the next day and there will be something new. There’s always new things.” Yates encourages people to come into the store and see what it has to offer. “It’s just a great store. We’d love to see anybody in here, especially Utah State students,” he said.


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Finding peace in nature

Splashes of Utah rain tap against the double-paned windows as I lie in my sinking bed, procrastinating getting up and going to school. The cold rain signifies the coming of winter. Many are excited to begin hitting up the slopes, but I’m sure there are many — like myself — who are going to feel like shedding tears, to see the warmth of the golden rays disappear. A friend of mine was talking to me about how he enjoyed hiking through various forages because he felt that it was a way of letting go of thoughts and issues that were clouding his mind from school and life. Hiking, for him, is a form of meditation. Meditation is a good way to let go of your current worries and focus on the here and now, as opposed to obsessing about the future. The future is what we have been trained to aim for in our everyday college lives. “What are you going to major in? What are you going to do after college? Are you going to get your graduate degree? What about a Ph.D.? Where are you going to live?� Etc., etc. These are only some of the questions that adults grill us about constantly. I haven’t even mentioned boy or girlfriends, weddings, successful marriages, children and all of those other things that impede our young and carefree lives. This is a lot of pressure for college kids. I’m

not saying meditation will cure all of these worries that keep drizzling down on our school-logged lives, but I do think it will help immensely. Meditation can be practiced anywhere, but a place where I personally like to sit would be the outdoors. Venturing from the warm climate of my china-white painted bed, I creep into the morning-dew light and find a place in the wet grass where I will be comfortable and relaxed. Meditation is a form of relaxation and has been practiced for thousands upon thousands of years. It was originally “meant to help

deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life,� according to the Mayo Clinic website. This goes hand in hand with the outdoors, because nature is a place where we can go and be at peace with the ground that we have grown from. The earth has been within us since we were born and will be what we return to when we die — so why wouldn’t it be an excellent place to relax? Find a place where you are comfortable. That might be in your back yard, in a park or up in the mountains along side a trickling stream, where you can almost hear the trees breathe through the weaving wind. Sit down, close your eyes, focus on y o u r


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– Allyn Bernkopf is a senior majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing. She writes, reads and hangs out with Mother Nature. She can be reached at

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Critics ‘Trespass’

The classic home invasion storyline is being brought back to life with the new thriller “Trespass,� starring Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman. When a band of robbers break into their home, lies and deception build as Cage discovers his faithful wife may not be as devoted as he initially believed. However, when their daughter’s life is put at stake, all differences are set aside to fight for the one thing that matters most. How will this movie stand apart from the rest? The few added twists, such as the secret romance between Kidman and “Twilight� hottie Cam Gigandet, and the turning point when Cage decides to take back his house, may prove to be memorable. However, some obvious gaps in the plotline might harm its chances. The trailer itself seems to be pretty far reaching as far as reality is concerned. For example, It seems like a stretch that the guys holding the guns are even asking Cage to open the safe when all they need is his thumbprint. In real life, I’d say that’s just about the point where he would get shot down. Like in every movie, this one seems to have its pros and cons. I guess the only way to know for sure if it is worthwhile is to watch it and find out for yourself. Personally, I would suggest getting it from Redbox if you really want to see it, rather than wasting $7 on what could possibly be a waste of time. I pre-emptively am neutral about this movie. –

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‘The Skin I Live In’ Creepy title. The theme song sounds like music that would play at a modern art show — good beat with an eerie, subtle background. The words “There are people obsessed with other people,� sharpen then fade on the screen, and my prepre-emptive assumption is confirmed: This is going to be a weird two minutes. I appreciate “art� just as much as the next guy — maybe even more — but this trailer is simply too strange to be taken seriously. Visually, there is text followed by a series of clips so short you can’t even form complete thoughts before the next one comes up: Obsession: Giant lady’s head. Stare much? Jump to Creepy McCreeperson overseeing a potentially naked woman prisoner via television. Jump to shot of disapproving grandma. Jump back to McCreeperson licking the spot on the television screen where the woman stands. Wait — what the heck?! Unlucky People: Happy girl smiles at a party, then blackhaired man discovers her unconscious, potentially dead body behind a tree. Human Progress: Man is a scientist. What is he doing with a microscope, weird chemicals and girl’s naked body in his lab? Fighters: Woman in skin-colored bodysuit kicks open a door and tries to escape McCreeperson’s grasp. Masked bald girl kicks man in the crotch. At least I think it was man. Survivors: Female walking down dark path, nervously glancing to either side. Jump to window display of red dress. In the glass you can see her reflection getting out of a cab. End: Um. Huh? I pre-emptively think this would be the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen and have no desire whatsoever to see the rest.

Why do we love “Footloose�? Because it is one of those movies that is both appallingly silly and incredibly loveable and watchable at the same time. The new “Footloose� is sure to have all the qualities of the Kevin Bacon ‘80s hit: good music, cool dancing, nostalgic appeal and a lot of sex references. We can all thank God that Zac Effron is not playing the protagonist, as the director originally planned, and only hope that Kenny Wormald will live up to Kevin Bacon’s legend. He won’t, of course, at least not in the minds of those of us who have seen the original too many times. Poor Wormald never really stood a chance; it’s like playing Han Solo in a remake of “Star Wars,� but judging by the trailer, he won’t do too terribly. The plot is similar to the ‘80s classic: a teen rebel from Boston moves to a small town out West. Ren immediately tries to change the town’s backward ways — which include playing chicken with tractors and driving across the county line to go to the western bar to dance, because dancing is illegal in the fictional town of Bomont. Unfortunately, the new version does not take place in Utah as the old one did, but it looks like it will contain all the great dance choreography, cheesy and touching performances and fast-paced drama of the old “Footloose.� If there are as many children of the ‘80s — kids who grew up on Air Supply, Billy Joel and The “Karate Kid� — out there as I think there are, then the new “Footloose� is sure to be a blockbuster, and I predict even those hardcore skeptics won’t be too terribly disappointed.




Running three miles for someone else’s shoes BY MARIAH NOBLE features senior writer Coming home after a long separation is usually something to celebrate, but when soldiers who have been wounded in combat return, the reunion is more complex. “Everybody gives up a little bit of themselves when they deploy,� said senior Army ROTC Cadet Kevin Moultrie. “They all need help, whether they get it from a legitimate source like a counselor or friends.� This need is sometimes met by government programs, such as Military OneSource or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. But there are also nonprofit organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) that provide help for those in need. Moultrie, a senior majoring in political science, is one of the officers in charge of fundraising for the Army ROTC program this year. He said he wanted to do a fundraiser for WWP because they run strictly on donations. “Because they are a nonprofit organization, they can take things more case by case,� Moultrie said. “They help with therapy, injuries, job placement, they help wounded soldiers coming home to readjust back into society with as few hiccups as possible.� Saturday, the Army ROTC will hold a 5-kilometer run to benefit WWP. Registrations cost is $15 online and $20 for day the of. “We’re focusing mainly on students and members of the community,� said Ray Sullivan, also a senior ROTC cadet. “It’s a good opportunity for civilians to interact with the military in a positive way and come together to support our troops.�

Sullivan said he’s helped Moultrie try to get local businesses involved to raise awareness. “The most important or biggest thing, I think, is that people should be aware of the sacrifices other people are making on their behalf,� Sullivan said. “I’ve known some people who’ve come back, and some who’ve moved on — making the ultimate sacrifice.� Sullivan is not the only one who knows military personnel who have made sacrifices. Jessica Vasil, a senior majoring in political science and public relations, said she’s had friends who were both injured and killed in Iraq, and she currently has family and friends in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It makes this event even closer to my heart. There have definitely been some emotional moments, but I think it’s important for people to remember why we are doing this,� Vasil said. “I have enjoyed working on this project, because it’s a cause I feel passionate about.� According to the WWP website, its mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. It offers many sources for families and troops to find comfort and know they are not alone. WWP also produces a magazine, highlighting stories of heroes from around the country. The site contains photos of soldiers who have returned from combat with severe burns, loss of limbs or other physical and mental injuries. “This isn’t a charity that is faceless,� Vasil said. “There are some very amazing men and women who are doing this for us, who deserve recognition and honor for serving our country.� Moultrie said basically everyone who has been deployed comes home with some level of PSTD, but the extent of injuries goes further than that.

“There are about 46,000 injuries currently from combat, and that doesn’t even include mental health. Estimates I’ve read range from 60,000 to 90,000 (total injuries),� Moultrie said. “It’s really personal. The army is one big family. When one person goes down, it affects us all.� Vasil, who has helped to plan and get the word out about the event, said the WWP helps to make sure people who come home from combat are not neglected. “Our military protect our freedom, and all too often they are overlooked or forgotten upon their return,� Vasil said. “The WWP makes sure this does not happen.�

Moultrie said the goal is to have at least 100 participants at the race, which would generate at least $1500 for WWP. “I think we’re going to exceed that though,� Moultrie said. “Our Facebook event has blown up, and we have almost 1,000 people invited as a result of the efforts of my program to get the word out.� The race will begin Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. on the east side of the HPER Building. The first 100 people registered will receive a T-shirt. –

ARMY ROTC MEMBERS practice carrying mock wounded soldiers Thursday, Oct. 6. The Army ROTC is hosting a 5-kilometer run for the Wounded Warrior Project Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. AMANDA DUNN photo



Man in the Window

‘Dream House’ is much too predictable osity and intrigue. However, the actions were intense and fast, keeping me enveloped in the film. It was when I walked out of the theater that I realized its potential but lack of execution. It’s too bad the trailer revealed so much of the plot. “Dream House� could have been easily unpredictable if that wasn’t the case. However, the producers did reveal too much and the movie was almost entirely predictable. The impressive acting and eerie cinematography made up for it, but it was not enough to pull the film through. The plot was just not as clever as its intentions were. Watts was a great asset to the film. I am not familiar with every character she has played, but she seems to pull through in the roles she takes on. I always have high

expectations for Craig and Weisz, and they took on unique roles that I was surprised they pulled off. Side note, did you know Craig and Weisz were married this year? I wonder if that was a deciding factor when casting came around. They both proved themselves as talented actors within these roles. “Dream House� could have been excellent. It is a very interesting concept and well casted, but when the end came around it was a disappointment.

– Anike Pullens is a senior majoring in public relations and minoring in theater and speech. Her reviews run every other Friday. She enjoys movies any day of the week, of any genre. She can be contacted at anike.

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“Dream House was a new type of thriller — well orchestrated keeping you on the edge of your seat — staying well-informed yet guessing till the end.� — Tonya Brown, Salt Lake City

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Former USU football coach dies at age 96 BY USU MEDIA RELATIONS

Former Utah State football coach Tony Knap recently died at the age of 96. Knap is one of the winningest coaches in Aggie football history. Knap, a native of Milwaukee, Wis., graduated from the University of Idaho in 1940. While head coach at Utah State (1963-66), Knap compiled a 25-14-1 record, as his .638 winning percentage is third highest in school history. His record of 24 wins is sixth among USU coaches. Knap posted an 8-2 record in his first season in 1963, including a seven-game win streak that included a win at BYU. In 1964, Knapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aggies posted a 5-4-1 mark, winning five games in a row before finishing the season with three losses and a tie. The 1965 Knap-led Aggies won their first seven games, including a win at Arizona State, before losing two and then finishing with a win at Utah for a final 8-2 record. In Knapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final season at the helm of the Aggies in 1966, the team lost its first six games before ending with four straight wins, including victories at Utah and Hawaii in the season finale to finish with a 4-6 mark â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Knapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only season below .500. While the Aggies were independent during Knapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tenure, he coached star running back Roy Shivers, who earned honorable mention All-America accolades in 1965, as well as defensive back Henry King, who earned First-Team Sporting News All-America honors in 1966 as well as SecondTeam All-America honors from Newspaper Enterprise of America, King also received honorable mention All-America recognition by Central Press. King is one of eight USU first-team AllAmericans in school history and was inducted into the USU Athletics Hall of Fame this fall.

USU looks to lasso Cowboys

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BY TAVIN STUCKI sports editor

The Utah State Aggies will take on the Wyoming Cowboys in what used to be considered a rivalry game, for the first time since 2007, on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. The question head coach USU Gary Andersen needs to answer is: How and if his team

will learn to finish a game with a win? The Aggies have just come off a heartbreaking loss in the final seconds of a road game against Brigham Young, which dropped them to 1-3. Andersen said the Aggies need to find a way to win games at the end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lightning does not strike in the same place three times

in a row,â&#x20AC;? Andersen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to evaluate the program from A to Z and see what we can do better as coaches â&#x20AC;&#x201D; see what the kids can do better as players and understand exactly where we are at. We are where we are, and we are here for a reason.â&#x20AC;? Running back Robert Turbin has 10 touchdowns on the season but said he

blames himself for the losses the Aggies have sustained so far. Turbin brings 2,286 career rushing yards into this Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just have to find a way to win these games,â&#x20AC;? Turbin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get teams on the ropes, we play well for three and a half quarters, and then for some reason we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make plays at the end.â&#x20AC;?

season are big. Coming home with three wins would have a great influence on an Aggie season that is based on how many points they pick up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole season is based on a points system, so this weekend could be very good for our season,â&#x20AC;? McDonald said. The showcase is not only an opportunity for the Aggies to help out their points standing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no secret Utah State has talent, but how that talent stands up against quality opponents remains to be seen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing great teams on the East Coast that we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen before,â&#x20AC;? said Utah State head coach Jon Eccles. The Aggies are undefeated but have not faced off against a team like Michigan State, which played for the ACHA DII Championship last season. The Spartans lost to Grand Valley State 6-1 in the championship game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This weekend will be a

very good yardstick for us to measure ourselves with,â&#x20AC;? Eccles said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will give us an idea of what we really need to work on and help set the tone for the rest of the season.â&#x20AC;? Eccles said the home and away match ups with in-state foes Brigham Young University and Weber State University havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provided the challenge he expected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a little disappointing,â&#x20AC;? Eccles said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were expecting them to be better than they are.â&#x20AC;? The out-matched opponents havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dampened Aggie intensity. MacDonald said he expects the road trip to be the same. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stopped working,â&#x20AC;? MacDonald said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The scores may be closer, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still going out there working just as hard as we have all season.â&#x20AC;? While the lack of competition has been a challenge, it See HOCKEY, Page 8

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Wyoming comes into the game 3-1 and fresh off a 38-14 loss to No. 9 Nebraska. The Cowboys came back from behind to beat Football Championship Subdivision team Weber State University on a late touchdown pass with 22 seconds left to win, 35-32. Utah State demolished the Wildcats 54-17 a week later, so See FOOTBALL, Page 8

Hockey heads out on tough road trip BY MEREDITH KINNEY sports senior writer

Aggie hockey has rolled over opponents this season by a combined score of 54-6. The match-ups with Brigham Young University and Weber State University have secured USUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position as the best team in Utah. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to take their talents out of state. The Aggie skaters travel to St. Louis for a three-game stint at the annual American College Hockey Association Division II showcase, Oct. 7. The Aggies open up the weekend with a match up against the University of MinnesotaCrookston, before facing off with DePaul University Saturday and Michigan State University, Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve basically been preparing for this weekend since the season started,â&#x20AC;? said USU captain Brendan MacDonald. Simply put, the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first out-of-state match ups of the

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979*36;%6(7,%28)0*0%2%6= eludes a Utah defender in a match Sept. 3, which the Aggies won 1-0. Flanary has 32 career goals and 12 assists for Utah State. TODD JONES photo

The 2011 season is turning out to be a special one for the USU womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer team. It already set a team record for wins to start the season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; coming out of the gates with eight victories in a row. The team will be looking to carry the momentum forward to play in the Western Athletic Conference and on to the postseason. It is also turning out to be a special season for USU forward Shantel Flanary. Not only is it her senior year and her last chance to don an Aggie uniform, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also already scored eight goals, including a hat-trick against Idaho State. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We definitely started on quite the streak,â&#x20AC;? Flanary said. The awards and accolades have come fast and furious for Flanary. She was the WAC Freshman of the Year in 2008. In 2009 and 2010 she was First-Team All-WAC. Along with the First-Team All-WAC in 2009, she was also the WAC

Offensive Player of the Year. Despite it all, she remains a team-first player and shares the credit with those on the field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take all the credit for it, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done it alone,â&#x20AC;? Flanary said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a lot of people help me. My teammates have done a great job in setting me up. They get the props as much as I do.â&#x20AC;? Even with the recent struggles the team has had on the road, Flanary remains positive about how her senior year is going and about what the Aggies can achieve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone really well,â&#x20AC;? Flanary said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t complain. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already broken a lot of records. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking to break some more.â&#x20AC;? From her 2008 freshman year when she started 14 games, to now, Flanary has been a huge part of the Aggiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; success. She already has 32 career goals and 12 assists for the Aggies. Besides that, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s led Utah State in three consecutive winning seasons and a probable fourth this year. Even See FLANARY, Page 8


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Football team battles Wyoming Cowboys From Page 7

The Wyoming defense is led by junior college transfer Korey Jones, who currently leads Wyoming in sacks with four and tackles for loss with 5.5. The 6-foot-2 junior linebacker is tied for No. 7 in the NCAA in sacks and is tied for No. 34 in the nation in tackles for loss.

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on paper should easily get a victory over the Cowboys. What to watch for when Utah State has the ball: The Aggies come into the game No. 5 in the nation in rushing, averaging 307.5 yards per game. Turbin and running backs Michael Smith and Kerwynn Williams will be a tough challenge for the


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Wyoming front seven. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a tripleheaded monster thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been pretty effective to this point,â&#x20AC;? Andersen said, of his RBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The dominance on the ground has opened things up for the air attack for Utah State. Freshman quarterback Chuckie Keeton has not thrown an interception and has four touchdown passes to four different receivers.

When Wyoming has the ball: The Cowboys are led by quarterback Brett Smith, who is the only freshman quarterback in the nation to lead his team to a winning record so far this season. The 6-foot-3 true-freshman quarterback has seven touchdowns to four interceptions and completed 85 of 143 passes, thus far. Smith has had three 300-yard games in terms of total offense this season, with 338 against Weber State, 309 against Texas State and 304 at Bowling Green.

Andersen said Wyoming has an effective offense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously they play well enough to win games,â&#x20AC;? Andersen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are a big offensive line. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a spread offense for the most part, and they want to be able to throw the ball and take some shots down the field with the play action, with a young quarterback who is doing a nice job in my opinion, and two running backs who run the ball well.â&#x20AC;? Aggie senior defensive back Chris Harris said the Wyoming team knows how to win football games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have been winning, and we have got to come to play,â&#x20AC;? Harris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a tough opponent, every Division I game is tough. We are just going to have to come out and play.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; tavin.stucki@aggiemail.usu. edu

PUNT RETURNER KERWYNN WILLIAMS scampers during the game against BYU Sept. 30. Utah State lost the game 27-24 and dropped to 1-3 on the season. CODY GOCHNOUR photo

Sports on the Internet isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a fantasy

Howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d your fantasy team do this weekend? If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky enough to have Aaron Rodgers on your team, probably pretty good. ESPN tweeted during the Packers 49-23 smashing of the Denver Broncos this weekend: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owning Aaron Rodgers is looking like a fantasy cheat codeâ&#x20AC;?. Until about two weeks ago, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have cared less about how a player is doing in fantasy. Who were these people living vicariously through their favorite athletes? But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apparently pretty popular. The truth is, the fantasy sports industry has grown into a $1 billion-per-year business. In the United States and

Canada alone, upwards of 30 million people have signed to draft their favorite players. While itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exploded in the last few years, the industry is far from new. In the 1950s, a few devoted fans picked a golf foursome and followed them throughout tournaments, pitting each fantasy team against one another, and with that a revolution was born. Though the makings of a phenomenon were there, they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fully expanded upon for another 30 years. Fueled by the Major League Baseball strike of 1981, baseball writers found themselves with a lack of material to write about. Enter,

A Tomboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Take Meredith Kinney fantasy sports. Many of the beat writers turned to fantasy baseball to fill the void. Like I said, fantasy sports used to be nothing more to me than something that clogged up my ESPN feed. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care about how players were doing in fantasy, I cared about how they were doing in real life. In reality though, the two are synonymous.

When my uncle found out I wanted to go into sports reporting his only advice for me was to play fantasy. He said if I want to learn the stats of a lot of different players, I should play fantasy sports. Granted, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played for very long, but from what I can see, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right. I was allowed into a fantasy football league after the previous owner started Jamal Charles for two straight weeks after he suffered a season-ending ACL injury. Needless to say he was voted off the island, and I was in. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to sit here and say how exciting it was to feel like a part of the game. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just cheesy. This weekend my room-

mates and I sat around the TV cheering for my players to do well. The best part, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even like football. Fantasy put each game into perspective, each playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance became more than just another athlete playing another game. I will admit, when I realized I was cheering for the Ravens wide receiver but rooting against their quarterback, I was sold. Yes, I realize I was cheering against the quarterback who was throwing the ball to my player but that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a big deal. I got my first team two weeks ago, now I have one football team and two hockey teams. I would rather hear about

players in terms of the number of goals they score or how many rushing yards theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve racked up, instead of how many fantasy points their expected to get. The game is strangely addicting, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still going to complain about reading fantasy stories in my newspaper, even though I just wrote one. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meredith Kinney is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an avid hockey fan. She hopes to one day be a bigshot sideline reporter working for ESPN. Send any comments to meredith.kinney@aggiemail.usu. edu.

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Flanary shooting her way into record books, still wants Aggies to win matches

with so many great moments and memories to look back on, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one, she said, that will always hold the top spot for Flanary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My sophomore year we played Utah at Rio Tinto, and I scored the game winning goal,â&#x20AC;? Flanary said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only were we playing in the most amazing stadium, but to get the game winner against Utah is pretty special.â&#x20AC;? Such performances and

victories have been key in getting USU womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer the respect it deserves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No longer is it just BYU and Utah,â&#x20AC;? Flanary said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making a name for ourselves in the state. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve put ourselves on the map. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting to feel that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been a part of it.â&#x20AC;? USU is still scheduled for six regular season games, plus the postseason. Flanaray said she is definitely looking to make the most of it and not just sit on

her eight goals. When asked about how many goals she wants to have by the end of the season, Flanary said she would like to score more than anyone ever has in an Aggie uniform. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like to break the record,â&#x20AC;? Flanary said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But more than that, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s having a goal to get enough to win the WAC. Scoring 15 or 20 goals isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worth anything if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win the WAC, or if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get

to the NCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.â&#x20AC;? While Flannaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success is largely a product of her cohesion with her teammates and their abilities, she said there is another person there to inspire her along the way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my hero,â&#x20AC;? Flanary said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my biggest critic, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also my biggest fan.â&#x20AC;? For Flanary, though, the thought of being able to play soccer on such a collegiate level

wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t something she really considered until high school, with the help of Lone Peak head coach Mike LaHargoue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My high school coach definitely made me realize that I can go somewhere with this and that I have potential,â&#x20AC;? Flanary said. Flanary said her own time on the pitch has gone by quickly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It definitely has flown by way too fast,â&#x20AC;? the 5-foot-3

forward said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing to think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a senior this year. It felt like just last year I was a freshman.â&#x20AC;? And what will Flanary do after she graduates? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thought about maybe playing overseas,â&#x20AC;? Flanary said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see how schooling goes and how my body holds up.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; eliason.wright3@aggiemail.

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Aggie Hockey faces road test is something Utah State can overcome as a team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are more focused, more talented and more disciplined than we have been in the past,â&#x20AC;? Eccles said. Aggie defenseman Ty Johns agreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think our team is mature enough that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be ready for it,â&#x20AC;? Johns said. If the team continues on its hot streak, MacDonald said he expects this weekend to be successful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to win,â&#x20AC;? Macdonald said. Johns echoed his captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s words. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no reason for us to not come back with three wins,â&#x20AC;? Johns said. USU will play three games but the Aggiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; biggest challenge will come Sunday when they face off against Michigan State. Although all three teams play a high level of hockey, the ACHA DII runners up are on a different level. MacDonald said he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t looking too far ahead, but his teammates are definitely aware of what awaits them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look past the first game, but I think Michigan State is definitely going to be a challenge for us,â&#x20AC;? MacDonald said. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meredith.kinney@aggiemail.


Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

Poopsicles setting up BY LANDON HOLLINGSWORTH staff writer

THE POOPSICLES INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM poses, from left to right, Randi Robinson, Candace Christensen, Felicia Cox and Ashley Siddoway, with Brooke Brower kneeling. CURTIS RIPPLILNGER photo


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Team Put Out runs over the Meese BY JOHN SUMMIT staff writer

Quarterback Logan Skeen of Team Put Out led his team to victory over the Running Meese, 13-6, on a wet and slippery field, Wednesday night. In a hard fought, low-scoring game mostly dominated by defense, Skeen made the big plays when he needed to. In the first half he threw a long touchdown pass to Ryan Willis and ran for in the closing minutes to seal the win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Logan has got a good arm, and he runs well,â&#x20AC;? said James Stephens, from Team Put Outâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injured list. Jaron Dunford intercepted a pass for Team Put Out and returned it all the way for a touchdown in the second half. Both quarterbacks threw several incomplete passes, highlighting defense as a major force in holding the Running Meese to six points â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the first points the Put Outs have allowed in the last three games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With our defense playing the way it is, we like our

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chances,â&#x20AC;? Skeen said. Meese quarterback David Johnson hooked up with Trevor Teichart for a touchdown right off the bat, but those turned out to be the only points the team would score. Johnson also threw the interception to Dunford which proved to be the difference. After the loss, the Running Meese still remain optimistic about their chances in the playoffs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we will do pretty good if we can figure out our defense a little bit,â&#x20AC;? Meese cornerback Charlie Jenkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to make sure we have every area covered.â&#x20AC;? Jenkins broke up several passes in the game, including a might-be touchdown on fourth and goal. Team Put Out improved to 4-0, while the Running Meese fell to 3-1. Postseason play begins next week. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; john.summit@aggiemail.usu. edu

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Whether it is a form of stress release, a way to let go or just a way to have fun, some USU students have found participating in the intramural volleyball league to be an important part of life. One team, the Poopsicles, is comprised of seven players: captain and junior Candace Christensen, freshman Ashley Siddoway, sophomore Brooke Brower, senior Jacque Dana, senior Kelsie Daniels, sophomore Randi Robinson and senior Felicia Cox. One way or another this teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s members came together so they could all play a sport they love. Some of the Poopsicles have been roommates, have had classes together, work together or hail from the same hometown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We missed high school volleyball,â&#x20AC;? Christensen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously we arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good enough to be on the Utah State team. Plus we wanted to stay physically active.â&#x20AC;? The team is 0 for 3 right now, but that record hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stopped the team from â&#x20AC;&#x153;having some fun,â&#x20AC;? Siddoway said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing the game has helped

us stay fit,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made new friends.â&#x20AC;? Many other teams in the program are made up of people who have never played volleyball together before. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been hard, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting better,â&#x20AC;? Brower said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Communication is key.â&#x20AC;? Though it has been hard for the team, players are trying to better their record. Most of the women have played volleyball in the past; Robinson said the hardest part is learning how the other teammates play the game. After the three previous games, Robinson said she thinks they have figured things out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to start out strong,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always get down, and then it is hard to get back up again.â&#x20AC;? The team has played well and players expressed a feeling that they have ability to do much better in the coming games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Long term we want the T-shirt, and only winners get the T-shirt,â&#x20AC;? Christensen said, about the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motivation to keep playing. If the Poopsicles win the next game, they still have a chance at winning the T-shirts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The little things keep us going to, like pancaking the ball or having a great serve,â&#x20AC;?

Christensen said. Brower said intramurals provide a great atmosphere to compete in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing any intramural sport is fun and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competitive, but when the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over, whether you have won or lost, it is still a fun game,â&#x20AC;? Brower said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though it is competitive everyone has great sportsmanship and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a lot of fun. Everyone is always cheering each other on, even if they are on the other team.â&#x20AC;? The team was originally scheduled to play on Mondays but changed to Thursdays when not enough teams signed up for Monday. Chirstensen said more people should sign up for intramural volleyball. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come out and make it more fun,â&#x20AC;? Christensen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more people that fill in the slots, the more games that there are.â&#x20AC;? Robinson said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anybody who wants to come and cheer us on is welcome.â&#x20AC;? Siddoway promised a free fudgesicle to anyone who brings a sign that supports the Poopsicles. The Poopsicles will next face Booyah, Tuesday, Oct. 11 in HPER 209 at 6:30 p.m.

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; landon.m.h@aggiemail.usu. edu


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Hope slowly waning among Afghan-Americans BY ERNESTO LONDONO (c) 2011, The Washington Post

KABUL - When U.S. bombs started pounding Afghanistan a decade ago, Farid Maqsudi, an Afghan-American, was busy turning the ghosts of a largely forgotten childhood in Kabul into business plans. Weeks earlier, the Sept. 11 attacks had made a U.S. assault on Afghanistan feel all but inevitable. By the time the air campaign began Oct. 7, 2001, the New Jersey businessman had started thinking about how he could contribute as the nation that had welcomed him at age 10 went to war in the land of his birth. Within months of the Talibanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fall, he was on the ground in Afghanistan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of Afghan-Americans came in to help out with that sense of responsibility as an American and as an Afghan,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came back to rebuild.â&#x20AC;? Rebuild he did. Maqsudi, fluent in Dari and sage in the ways of corporate America, soon landed contracts to build the new U.S. Embassy in Kabul and a major road. During the first three years of the war, he was involved in 17 major business ventures. Yet, looking back, he and other Afghan-Americans who returned to their native land see a decade of mistakes, missed opportunities and miscalculations. The hope is gone, replaced by disillusionment. Even Maqsudi, who did exceptionally well in a war economy flush with cash,

said he and other AfghanAmericans have little to be proud of. They say that the benefits of what was rebuilt have not trickled down to average Afghans, that the money they have amassed has largely been sent overseas, and that todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Afghanistan is in many ways worse off than it was when they came to help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sadly,â&#x20AC;? Maqsudi said on a recent morning, sitting in the shaded patio of a Kabul restaurant, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would say I was not successful.â&#x20AC;? The motives of AfghanAmericans who returned were as varied as the reasons they left. There were those who embarked on short visits to see old neighborhoods and relatives. Some came hoping to get a slice of the bonanza of foreign aid that was pouring in. Others arrived with dog-eared land deeds, seeking to reclaim a physical part of their past. Gina Hamrah, a salon owner from Virginia, returned with a sink - an improbable donation in a warwrecked capital. She hoped it would help a fellow beautician. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt so guilty for such a long time that we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything for people living under the Taliban,â&#x20AC;? said Hamrah, 48, who is married to another Afghan who had spent years out of the country, Jahed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We decided that as soon as the opportunity came, we had to go back. We wanted to show our children where our blood is from and show



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our Afghan friends and family that there is hope.â&#x20AC;? Gina Hamrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first visit was emotionally devastating. The streets of Kabul were filthy. Much of the capital had been reduced to ruins. The scores of orphans and amputees transported her to the years of war she had dodged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was crying nonstop,â&#x20AC;? she recalled of her trip, which was the subject of a Washington Post article in 2002. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, I could have been one of those people.â&#x20AC;?

As draining as the homecoming was, the Hamrahs felt an obligation to stay connected. Jahed Hamrah, a physician assistant who had driven a taxi in the Washington area to support himself, accepted a posting as Afghanistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consul general in Toronto. Gina Hamrah and the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sons, who were then teen-agers, stayed in Virginia. The suburban mother started raising money to send containers of humanitarian aid and established a nonprofit

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charting Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative vision, someroles, including manufacturing, distributhing he was less involved with in his tion, sales and customer service. previous job as chief operations officer. While Cook was Jobsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; choice for Following Jobsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retirement as CEO, successor, he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had much time to SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Chief Cook said to employees that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Apple is demonstrate whether he can rally the Executive Officer Tim Cook faces the not going to changeâ&#x20AC;? and he reiterated companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roughly 50,000 employees as challenge of crafting the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that thought Wednesday: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will honor effectively as Jobs, who steered Apple into strategy following the death of Steve Jobs, his memory by dedicating ourselves to industries as varied as mobile phones, a man he called â&#x20AC;&#x153;a visionary and creative continuing the work he loved so much.â&#x20AC;? music downloads and retailing. genius.â&#x20AC;? Cook led the company when Jobs was Cook also faces mounting competition, Cook, who became CEO on Aug. 24 out during three medical leaves. Though in part because of Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foray into new after Jobs switched to the role of chairheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a counterpoint to Jobsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; more emomarkets. Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Android has emerged man, announced his predecessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death tional personality, the men are two sides as the biggest smartphone operating Wednesday in a message to employees. of the same coin, said Mike Janes, who system, bolstered by HTC Corp., Samsung â&#x20AC;&#x153;Apple has lost a visionary and creative used to run Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online store. Both are Electronics Co. and Motorola Mobility genius, and the world has lost an amazdemanding leaders with an attention to Holdings Inc. adopting the software. ing human being,â&#x20AC;? Cook, 50, said in the detail. Google said Aug. 15 it planned to purmemo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those of us who have been fortuâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Despite their style differences, their chase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. nate enough to know and work with Steve intensity is basically equal,â&#x20AC;? Janes, now Investors, meanwhile, may be more have lost a dear friend and an inspiring the CEO of tickets search engine FanSnap. likely to pressure Cook to use some of mentor. Steve leaves behind a company com, said in an interview earlier this year. Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cash - now more than $75 billion, that only he could have built, and his â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are both perfectionists.â&#x20AC;? including long-term holdings - for a spirit will forever be the foundation of Jobsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; absence was palpable throughout dividend or stock buyback. 2530 Northof300 East, No. Logan Apple.â&#x20AC;? the 90-minute introduction the iPhone In addition to overhauling the The announcement came one day after 4S this week at Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headquarters in companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supply chain, Cook also has Cook took the stage to introduce a new Cupertino, Calif. led the company into new markets. Sales iPhone, marking his first product unveilâ&#x20AC;&#x153;This is my first product launch since in China reached $3.8 billion in the last ing since taking the reins. To maintain being named CEO,â&#x20AC;? Cook said, the only reported quarter, up sixfold from a year Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth, he will have to push Jobs reference, if veiled, at the entire ago. The company is looking to fuel more into more new markets, continue the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that.â&#x20AC;? growth with its new iCloud which 435-â&#x20AC;?7service, 53-â&#x20AC;?2724 companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Asian expansion and execute a Jobs was renowned for stirring, stores files online. shift to cloud computing. meticulously rehearsed pitches. Cook To maintain its streak of innovaJobs hired Cook from Compaq delivered his remarks more slowly and tions, Cook will have to lean on a corps Computer Corp. in 1998, and the deputy methodically, and he let other executives of executives. Jonathan Ive oversees soon proved his mettle as an operations do much of the presentation. a staff of product designers that is expert. Cook transformed inventory manCook is typically found working long considered among the best in the world. agement to enable Apple to ship the iconic hours at the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headquarters or Scott Forstall leads development of iMac in a rainbow of colors, deviating traveling around the world to meet with Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mobile software. Bob Mansfield from the typical plain beige box. He later suppliers and manufacturers, Janes said. runs hardware engineering, and Peter was able to orchestrate the speedy delivCook led the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s negotiations with Oppenheimer is chief financial officer. ery of iPods, iPads and iPhones - often Verizon Wireless to bring the iPhone to The executive team, which often meets on within 48 hours - to help forge an army of that carrier in the U.S. this year. Monday mornings to receive sales updates Apple loyalists. 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