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Northern State University Student Publications

October 12, 2011

He Said... She Said...

Volume 110, Issue 3

Gypsy Days photo collage.

The Halloween costume battle.

NSU Exponent Graham Hall 203 NSU Box 602

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Mission  Statement NSU  Student  Publications   produces  a  newspaper   of  local,  state  and  world   information.  We  believe   students  have  the  right  to  be   heard.  We  believe  the  truth   should  be  written,  and  we   shall  always  be  “for  the   students,  by  the  students,   with  the  students.�      


          Bulletin Awareness  around   Northern  campus The   Week   of   Oct.   10-­ 14   is   Sexual   Assault   Awareness   Week.   The   Week   of   Oct.   31-­Nov.   4   is   Diversity   Week.   Keep   your  eyes  and  ear  open  for   more   information   about   activities   and   events   to   be   held   during   this   time.   Knowledge   is   the   key   to   everything,  so  do  yourself   a   favor   and   expand   your   mind  during  these  weeks.    

“Think  Like  A  Spy� John  Sileo,  America’s  top   professional   speaker   on   information  survival,  will   be  at  the  Johnson  Fine  Arts   Center   on   Wednesday,   Oct.   26,   from   6-­8   p.m.,   with   a   book   signing   to   follow.   Learn   more   about   identity   theft   prevention,   human   manipulation,   cyber   security,   data   breach   and   social   media   exposure.  

October  busy  with   senior  recitals   There  are  many  seniors  in   the   NSU   Music   Depart-­ ment   who   are   ready   to   show  off  their  talents. -­  Nick  Hoyme,  tenor,  Oct.   13,  at  7:30  p.m. -­  Andrew   Grandpre,   bari-­ tone,  and  Russell  Hadden,   trombone,  Oct.  16,  3  p.m. -­Anne  Jundt,  clarinet,  and   Ben   Chambers,   trumpet,   Oct.  30,  3  p.m. (All  in  JFAC  107)

 Gypsy  Day  2011  Royalty:  Queen  Kaili  Aiono  and  Marshal  Paul  Moneke,  shown  here  with  Thunder  after  Thursday’s  coronation.  Photo  by  Liz  Zappa.  

Moneke,  Aiono  crowned  Gypsy  Day  royalty Liz  Zappa Co-­Editor


he  96th  Annual  Gyp-­ sy   Day   Coronation   at   Northern   State   University   took   place  the  night  of  Thursday,  Oct.   6,  in  the  Johnson  Fine  Arts  Cen-­ ter  main  auditorium.    The  theme   for   this   year’s   Gypsy   Day   was   “I   Came,   I   Saw,   I   Conquered.�   The   masters   of   ceremony   were   juniors   Bethany   Ellef-­ son,   Flandreau,   and   Zach   An-­ derson,   South   Sioux   City,   Neb.   Together,   the   two   teased,   raced   and   dueled   their   way   through   the   ceremony,   provid-­ ing   commentary   and   laughs   for   everyone   in   attendance.   The   candidates   for   Gypsy   Day   Queen   and   Marshal   were   gradually   introduced   through-­ out   the   hour.   Candidates   must   be   in   their   senior   year   and   are   nominated  by  various  clubs  and  

organizations  on   campus.   Last   VSULQJWKH¿HOGRISRWHQWLDOFDQ-­ didates   was   narrowed   down   to   WKH ¿QDO WHQ DQG WKH ZLQQHUV were   chosen   by   popular   vote.   7KH ¿UVW FRXSOH LQWURGXFHG was   Shyla   Balo   and   James   Langer.   Balo   is   from   White,   S.D.,   and   was   sponsored   by   MENC.   Langer   is   from   Get-­ tysburg,   S.D.,   and   was   spon-­ sored  by  Wolf  Pack  Orientation.   Next   were   Mikayla   Baron-­ deau   and   Trent   Bestland.   Bar-­ ondeau   is   from   Frederick,   S.D.,   and   Bestland   is   from   Monti-­ cello,   Minn.   Both   were   spon-­ sored   by   Howling   Wolves. The  third  couple  was  Michelle   Monroe  and  Paul  Moneke.  Mon-­ roe  is  from  Pierre,  S.D.,  and  was   sponsored  by  Sigma  Alpha  Iota.   Moneke  is  from  Sioux  Falls,  S.D.,   and   was   sponsored   by   MENC.   The   fourth   couple   was   Kaili   Aiono  and  Chad  Morrison.  Aiono   is  from  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah,  and  

Gypsy Day Keeps Everyone on Their Toes See full article on page 11.

Morrison  is  from  Hartford,  S.D.   Both  were  sponsored  by  SAAC. 7KH ¿QDO FRXSOH ZDV .HOOL Gill  and  John  Huber.  Gill  is  from   Yankton,   S.D.,   and   was   spon-­ sored   by   The   NSU   Exponent.   Huber   is   from   Herreid,   S.D.,   and   was   sponsored   by   H2O.   Between   introductions   of   candidates   were   performances   by  the  NSU  Cheerleaders,  NSU   Highlight   Dance   Team,   and   the   NSU   Drumline.   The   Gyp-­ sy   Day   Pep   Band,   directed   by   Dr.   Grant   Manhart,   Professor   of   Music,   also   provided   lively   music   throughout   the   night.     Other   events   included   the   crowning   of   the   new   king   for   the   Royal   Order   of   the   Gyps,   September   Slam   prize   draw-­ ings,   and   the   recognition   of   last  year’s  Queen  and  Marshall,   Laura   Eidsness   and   Mike   Zerr.   Finally,   after   almost   an   hour   of   entertainment   and   anticipa-­ tion,  the  2011  Gypsy  Day  Queen  

and  Marshal   were   revealed:   Kaili   Aiono   and   Paul   Moneke.   “I  am  very  honored  to  be  North-­ ern’s   homecoming   Marshal,â€?   said   Moneke.   “I’m   just   thank-­ ful   to   everyone   who   made   this   possible  and  to  all  of  the  people   here  at  Northern  who  have  made   my  six  years  here  such  a  blast.â€? Âł, ZRXOG GHÂżQLWHO\ KDYH WR say   that   Paul   has   always   been   destined  to  be  a  king.  I  was  just   happy   I   got   to   share   it   with   the   goofball,â€?  said  Aiono.  “People  at   Northern   are   my   reason   for   be-­ ing  here  and  the  environment  as   a  whole  is  truly  welcoming.  I’m   just  happy  I  get  to  be  a  part  of  it.â€? The   coronation   was   sup-­ posed   to   be   followed   by   the   traditional   Burning   of   the   “N,â€?   but   it   was   cancelled   due   to   dry   conditions   and   high   winds   and   rescheduled   for   that   Saturday.     However,  the  dance  went  off  as   planned   and   students   were   able   to  party  the  rest  of  the  night  away.


News 2 Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Exponent

Miss Standing  Rock  Title  bestowed  upon  NSU  senior


imple yet   pow-­ erful   advice,   especially   for   Northern   State   University   senior,   Jen   Mel-­ lette  of  McLaughlin:  “There   are   so   many   things   that   you   can   do.   Go   do   them.”   The   22-­year-­old   politi-­ cal  science  major,  who  also   goes  by  the  Lakota  moniker   Ta   Sunke   Gli   Nanji   Win,   first   heard   this   advice   from   her   grandfather.     With   her   recent   third-­time   acquisi-­ tion   of   the   title   of   Miss   Standing  Rock,  it  is  plain  to   see   she   took   him   seriously.   Mellette,   of   the   Stand-­ ing  Rock  Sioux  Tribe,  is  no   amateur   when   it   comes   to   holding   competitive   titles.   Since   she   was   three   years   old  she  has  been  competing   in  pageants  and  scholarship   contests   that   have   eventu-­

ally taken   her   to   schools,   conferences   and   political   events   all   over   the   country.   Her   victories   have   al-­ lowed  her  to  serve  as  an  am-­ bassador  for  South  Dakota’s   many  tribes  as   well  as  the  na-­ tive   peoples   of  all  of  North   A m e r i c a .   After   years   of   increasing   awareness   of   Native   tradi-­ tions   and   building   intercul-­ tural   communication,   Mel-­ lette   almost   decided   that   the   time   was   nigh   to   retire   from   her   career   of   pag-­ eantry   and   cultural   relations.   “Last   year   I   held   the   Miss   Indian   Nations   XVII,   which   was   meant   to   be   my   last   title   in  the  pageant  scene.  I  wanted   to   focus   on   finishing   college   and   going   on   to   law   school.   It’s   a   lot   of   strain   being   a   public   figure   for   so   long.”  

She soon   realized,   though,   that  she  was  not  ready  to  give   up   representing   her   people.   Nor   were   her   constituents   ready   to   give   her   up,   either.     “My   family   and   friends  

“This gives   me   a   chance   to   serve   and   represent   clos-­ er   to   home,   to   look   after   my   ancestors’   visions   for   life   locally   and   to   stay   connect-­ ed   with   my   people,   “com-­ mented   the   recently   crowned   Mellette.   “My   grandfather   once  said  that  it  is  bet-­ ter   to   make   the   most   with   what   you   have   and   not   be   distracted   by   what   you   don’t.   I   want   to   help   my   reservation   solve   problems   openly  and  without  that  nega-­ tive   distraction.   This   is   my   reservation   and   I’m   proud   of   it,  but  there  are  a  lot  of  things   that   we   can   improve   on.” In   addition   to   encouraging   everyone  t o  k now  a nd  b e  p roud   of  his  or  her  culture,  Mellette   thanks  A lan  Vogel,  Director  of   Admissions,  P eni  M ounga,  D i-­ rector  of  the  Multicultural  Of-­ fice,  Vice  President  of  Student   Affairs   Rhoda   Smith,   Profes-­

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There are so many things that you can do. Go do them. back home   reminded   me   of   how   much   more   work   there   was   to   do   and   I   knew   then   that  I  have  a  lot  more  to  give.”   That   inspiration   drove   her   to  compete  in  the  Miss  Stand-­ ing   Rock   pageant,   which   she   won   on   Aug.   6th.   Although   the   transition   from   Miss   In-­ dian   Nations   XVII   to   Miss   Standing   Rock   means   go-­ ing   from   a   national   to   a   local   level   of   influence,   Mellette   looks   forward   to   the   change.  

sors of   Political   Science   Jon   Schaff  and  Kenneth  Blanchard   and   NSU’s   University   Rela-­ tions   Department   for   inspir-­ ing  her  and  helping  her  on  her   way   to   achieving   her   goals.   “They’ve   gotten   me   through   so   much!   I   owe   them   a   lot,”   shared   Mellette.   Since   her   first   semester   at   NSU   in   2007,   Mellette   has   worked   hard   to   bridge   cultur-­ al   gaps   and   bring   people   to-­ gether.   She   has   shared   insight   into   tribal   life   and   has   helped   to   bring   outside   cultures   into   South   Dakota,   increasing   cultural   education   and   cul-­ tural   relativism   in   schools,   towns   and   especially   people.   She  h opes  h er  e xample  m ight   help  others  learn  to  accept  and   love   each   other   for   their   dif-­ ferences,   to   get   involved   in   intercultural   relationships.   Someday   Mellette   hopes   to   be  involved  in  cultural  politics   by  p articipating  i n  t he  N ational   Congress  o f  A merican  I ndians.  

Mission accomplished:  NSU  hosts  family  weekend   Jamie  Golden Campus  Reporter


orthern State   U n i v e r s i t y   had   yet   anoth-­ er   successful   Family   Weekend   this   year!   Starting  on  Friday,  Sept.  23   the   weekend   was   jam-­packed   with   great   family   activities   such  a s  a n  I talian  d inner,  a n  i ce   cream   feed   and   the   “Mission   Improvable”   performance.   According   to   the   students   and   family   from   the   Friday   events   the   number   one   activ-­ ity  was  the  “Mission  Improv-­ able”   performance.   It   was  

Dunn. Photo  by  Jamie  Golden.

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reviewed as   a   witty   and   hilarious   show   that   gave   the  whole  family  a  laugh.   “It   was   way   funnier   than   I   thought   it   would   be   and   I   had   a   great   time,”  NSU  student  Kai-­ tlyn  Wright  said.   By   the   time   Satur-­ day   rolled   around,   more   and   more   people   were        Wright.  Photo  by  Jamie  Golden. ready   to   head   out   for   some   more   family   fun.   They   ent   times   or   activities]   there.   took   part   in   the   College   Fair,   They   also   liked   the   times   be-­ the   tailgate,   the   NSU   foot-­ cause   they   weren’t   too   late   ball   game   and   the   last   activ-­ and   not   extremely   early   for   ity   of   the   weekend,   “Movie   them  either,  so  I’d  have  to  say   on   the   Lawn”   which   showed   that   the   times   were   perfect.” the   latest   installment   of   “Pi-­ The   consensus   of   the   Fam-­ rates   of   the   Caribbean.” ily   Weekend   was   that   it   was   The   activity   that   will   be   very   enjoyable   and   people   remembered   as   the   highlight   made   a   lot   of   new   memories.   of   the   weekend   for   most   When   a   few   parents   were   families   was   the   “Pirates   of   asked   on   the   side   what   their   the   Caribbean”   movie   ac-­ favorite   part   of   the   Fam-­ cording   to   sophomore   Char-­ ily   Weekend   was,   the   gen-­ lie   Dunnick,   Windom,   Minn.   eral   response   was   that   they   “The   movie   was   the   best   were   simply   happy   to   see   part   for   my   family   and   I   be-­ their   kids   fitting   in,   hav-­ cause   it   was   like   watching   ing   fun   and   knowing   they   movies  at  home  and  we  had  a   would   do   well   on   their   own.   lot   of   laughs,”   Dunnick   said.   Overall,   the   students   “My   family   and   I   liked   the   and   family   that   attended   activities   and   everything   was   the   events   this   year   cannot   fun   for   my   grandparents   so   wait   until   the   new   events   no   suggestions   [for   differ-­ for   next   year   come   around.

NSU football  player  introduces  a  student  to  Thunder.  Courtesy  photo.

Dear Wolves,   I  would  very  much  like  to  thank  Coach  Tom  Dosch,  Coach   Austin  Flyger  and  the  many  members  of  the  Northern  State   University  football  team  who  accompanied  me  to  the  South   Dakota   School   for   the   Blind   and   Visually   Impaired   (SDS-­ BVI)   on   the   Tuesday   evening   of   Gypsy   Days.   You   all   did   an  exceptional  job.    I  was  extremely  proud  of  the  football   team,  as  they  interacted  with  the  students  just  like  they  were   younger   siblings.   It   truly   was   one   of   the   greatest   embodi-­ ments  of  Pride  in  the  Pack  I  have  ever  seen.   Additionally,  I  would  like  to  thank  Jory  Kunzman  for  be-­ ing  my  personal  chaperone  and  NSU  Admissions  for  supply-­ ing  the  lanyards  which  we  gave  to  the  students.   Go  Wolves!   -­Thunder      

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Feature  3 Wednesday,  October  12,  2011 Exponent

*Faculty  and  Staff  Fun  Facts*   Meet  Ann  Eisenbeisz...

Every  month   there   will   be   a   different   faculty   or   staff   member   featured;͞   this   month’s   edition   features:

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ness  school   here   in   Aberdeen.   On   June   4,   1963,   her   school   sent   her   here   to   Northern   State   University   for   an   inter-­ view.   The   person   that   inter-­ viewed   her   called   her   back   later   that   afternoon   and   told   her   to   report   to   work   on   Mon-­ day   morning,   (June   6,   1963);͞   Eisenbeisz   has   been   report-­ ing   to   work   for   48   years   now. Embarrassing  Fact:   Eisenbeisz  grew  up  on  a  farm   and  had  only  worked  for  her  fam-­ ily  so  she  had  never  heard  of  or   even  gotten  a  paycheck  before.   Grateful   for   the   fact   that   she   now   had   a   job   she   was   ec-­ Eisenbeisz.  Photo  by  Jamie   VWDWLF DERXW KHU ¿UVW SD\FKHFN Golden. so   she   opened   it   up   and   was   disconcerted   by   what   it   said.   About  Ann: She   marched   down   to   her   After   Eisenbeisz   graduated   from   high   school   in   1962,   she   ERVVœV RI¿FH DQG DVNHG ³, went   to   nine   months   of   busi-­ thought   I   was   supposed   to   get   Jamie  Golden Campus  Reporter

200  dollars  per  month,  but  I  only   got  176  dollars...â€?  He  responded   with  a  chuckle  and  a  huge  grin,   “we  have  to  take  out  taxes,  Ann.â€? Funny  Fact: One   of   the   funniest   things   to   ever   happen   to   Eisenbeisz   took   place   about   30   years   ago   here   at   NSU   when   her   of-­ ÂżFH ZDV LQ WKH ORZHU OHYHO RI the   Administration   Building.   It   was   early   in   the   morning   and   she   walked   into   the   ladies’   room  to  wash  her  hands,  looked   in  the  mirror  and  she  saw  it  —   UHĂ€HFWLQJ LQ WKH PLUURU DUH WKH stalls   opposite   of   her,   which   is   where   she   sees   a   man’s   work   boots   with   his   jeans   over   top.   Eisenbeisz,   scared   and   not   knowing  what  to  do,  ran  out  of   the  bathroom  and  went  to  three   of   her   co-­workers.   The   four   of   them   watched   the   bathroom  

door  for   an   hour,   not   letting   anyone   in   and   making   sure   to   watch   for   whoever   came   out.   After   the   hour   passed   they   decided   to   venture   inside   in   fear   that   the   man   may   be   dead.   Ann   runs   to   another   of-­ ÂżFH IRXQG D PDQ DQG H[-­ plained   what   happened.   He   agreed   to   go   check   it   out.   They  all  hastily  went  into  the   bathroom;Íž   the   man   grabbed   a   chair  to  stand  on  and  looked  over   the  stall.  Nervously  the  man  told   her  to  take  a  look,  so  Eisenbeisz   got  up  and  looked  over  the  edge;Íž   sitting   there   on   the   stool   was   a   sign   that   said   “April   Fools.â€? Eisenbeisz’s  future  plans  were   to  retire  when  Brett  Favre  does-­ -­but  he  beat  her  to  it.  In  the  end,   she  hopes  to    move  to  Green  Bay,   Wis.,  and  enjoy  as  much  time  as   she  can  with  her  grandchildren.  

Victoria  Lusk                    Co-­Editor Liz  Zappa                    Co-­Editor Michael  Conner                    Ad  Manager Rachel  Schipper                    Awesomeness Mariah  Nelson 2I¿FH0DQDJHU

Editorial Board

News Jamie  Golden Kody  Kyriss Staff Emily  Murray Rachel  Schipper Liz  Zappa

Zachary  Anderson Jason  Baker Mitch  Conner

Sports Zachary  Anderson Kara  Kirschenmann Kody  Kyriss Bryce  Mills Ashley  Vincent


Photographers Jamie  Golden Bryce  Mills Liz  Zappa Rita  Zappa

~Senior  Spotlight~   Layout  /   Design  

Every  month   there   will   be   a   different   major   featured;͞   This   month’s   edition   features   So-­ ciology   and   Criminal   Justice.    

Meet  Rebecca  Al en  and  Kaycee  Schmidt...

Jamie  Golden Campus  Reporter


enior  Rebecca   Al-­ len,   Miller,   cur-­ rently   majoring   in   Sociology   with   em-­ phasis   in   Human   Services. Background: Why   did   you   want   to   go   to   Northern  State  University?     “It   was   more   affordable,   closer  to  home,  and  the  environ-­ ment   was   not   overwhelming.� Favorite  things  to  do  outside  of   school,  work,  etc.? “Spend   time   with   friends,   family,   travel,   watch   movies,   go   out   to   eat,   shop,   and   sleep.� Any   groups   or   activities   that   you  take  part  in? “S.E.R.V.E.,   Student   Sen-­ ate,   co-­ed   softball,   intramu-­ ral   basketball,   CAB   events,   and   literary   trips   abroad.� Any  other  fun  facts? “I   went   on   a   literary   tour   of   England  in  May,  I  am  the  2011-­ 2012   Student   Body   President.   I   am   not   crazy   about   coffee   or   chocolate,   but   I   love   meat   and   potatoes!     My   favorite   su-­ per   hero   is   Wonder   Woman!� Education  Questions: What   has   been   your   favorite   part  of  your  educational  expe-­ rience? “Being   a   part   of   the   class-­ room   and   voicing   my   thoughts,   ideas,   and   opinions.� Who   is   your   favorite   college   professor?   “Dr.  Haller  and  Dr.  Benkert!    I   mean  we  went  to  England  togeth-­ er;͞  of  course  they  are  my  favorite!� Hardest   part   about   your   ma-­ jor?   “Looking   at   the   gray   areas   instead   of   it   be-­ ing   just   black   and   white.� What  is  the  thing  that  you  look   forward   to   most   in   the   next   couple  of  years? “Being   done   with   school  

Allen.  Photo  by  Jamie  Golden.  

Schmidt.  Photo  by  Jamie  Golden.  

DQG ÂżQGLQJ P\ ZD\´ Future  Plans?     “Finish   college   and   then   ÂżQG P\ SODFH LQ WKH ZRUOG´ Study  suggestions? Âł,I , KDG WURXEOH LQ D VSHFLÂżF DUHD , ZRXOG ÂżQG D IULHQG WKDW was   good   in   that   area   and   we   ZRXOGVWXG\WRJHWKHU,DOVRÂżQG it   helpful   to   read   things   aloud;Íž   it   makes   more   sense   that   way.   I   will   often   utilize   my   profes-­ sors   because   they   clarify   any-­ thing   that   I   do   not   understand.â€? Most   memorable   college   mo-­ ment?     “Being   elected   Stu-­ dent   Body   President   be-­ cause   it   is   an   experience   that   will   stay   with   me   forever.â€? Any   internships/jobs   that   you   wish   you   would   have   taken   advantage   of,   glad   you   did,   or   wish  you  didn’t?   “I   am   extremely   happy   that   I   did  a  summer  internship  with  Safe   Harbor   because   it   really   opened   my  eyes  to  what  the  human  ser-­ YLFHV ÂżHOG FDQ EH OLNH7KDW H[-­ perience  will  be  something  that  I   will  remember  throughout  my  life   DQG EH DEOH WR UHĂ€HFW EDFN RQ´ Any  words  of  wisdom? “Take  advantage  of  internships,   the  professor’s  willingness  to  help   you,   and   be   active   on   campus.â€? Anything  else  you  would  like  to   add? “For   me   college   has   been   the   best   school   experience   that   I   could   ever   ask   for.     I   attribute  

my  experiences   to   the   people   here   at   Northern,   friends,   pro-­ fessors,   other   faculty,   and   be-­ ing   actively   involved   in   campus   organizations.     I   realized   that   if   I   want   to   succeed   in   life   I   have   to   make   that   happen,   but   there   are  also  people  that  will  help  me   reach   my   goals.     Northern   has   been   amazing   and   I   would   not   change   my   experiences   here.� Senior   Kaycee   Schmidt,   Get-­ tysburg,  is  currently  majoring  in   Psychology   and   Sociology   with   an   emphasis   in   Criminal   Justice Why   did   you   want   to   go   to   Northern  State  University?     “I   wanted   to   be   a   lawyer   but   then   I   decided   that   I   could   be   more   helpful   by   solving   the   crimes   instead   of   convicting   someone   who   may   be   innocent   or  defending  someone  who  may   be  guilty.� Favorite  things  to  do  outside  of   school,  work  etc? “Hang  out  with  friends  and  fam-­ ily,   spend   time   at   the   river   and   read.�   Any   groups   or   activities   that   you  take  part  in? “I  was  president  of  the  NSU  Li-­ on’s  club  for  the  past  two  years  and   am  now  a  regular  member  of  it.� Education  Questions: What   has   been   your   favorite   part  of  your  educational  expe-­ rience? “My   favorite   part   of   my   edu-­ cational   experience   has   been   my   criminal   justice   classes.�

Who  is   your   favorite   college   professor?   “I   don’t   really   have   a   fa-­ vorite   professor   because   I   like   them   all   for   different   reasons.â€? Hardest   part   about   your   ma-­ jor?   “The   hardest   part   about   my   major   is   the   studying   because   my   classes   require   a   lot   of   it.â€? What  is  the  thing  that  you  look   forward   to   most   in   the   next   couple  of  years? “The   thing   that   I   look   for-­ ward   to   the   most   in   the   next   couple   of   years   is   graduat-­ ing   and   hopefully   getting   a   job   in   Minnesota   or   Montana.â€? Future  Plans?     “My  future  plans  would  include   working   my   way   up   to   detec-­ tive   and   then   hopefully   one   day   working  for  the  FBI.  I  also  want   to  get  married  and  start  a  family.â€?   Study  suggestions? Âł)RU VWXG\LQJ , PDNH Ă€DVK cards   if   it   requires   a   lot   of   memorization   but   mostly   I   take   a   lot   of   notes   because   writing   it   down   helps   me   remember.â€?   Most   memorable   college   mo-­ ment?     “My   most   memorable   mo-­ ments   are   probably   from   work-­ ing   at   Northern   State   Univer-­ sity’s   Foundation   calling   center.   There  are  a  lot  of  interesting  and   memorable  moments  over  there.â€?   Any   internships/jobs   that   you   wish   you   would   have   taken   advantage   of,   glad   you   did,   or   wish  you  didn’t?   “My  only  job  here  was  work-­ ing   at   the   call   center   for   the   foundation   and   I’m   glad   I   took   the   job   because   I   love   it   and   the   people   I   work   with.â€?   Any  words  of  wisdom? “My   only   words   of   wisdom   would   be   to   learn   how   to   study   LQ \RXU ÂżHOG EHFDXVH , QHYHU had   to   study   in   high   school   and   sometimes  it  causes  me  to  strug-­ gle  with  the  right  way  to  study.â€?

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Opinion  4 Wednesday,  October  12,  2011 Exponent

From  the  left...  the  Right Can you imagine paying four dollars a gallon?

Zachary  Anderson Opinion  Columnist


he  biggest   event   happening   in   the   Northern   State   University’s   College   Democrats’   eyes   is   the   issue   of   the   Keystone   Pipeline.     For   information’s  sake,  the  Keystone  Pipeline   is   a   pipeline   that   will   go   from   Canada   through  the  middle  of  the  United  States  to   the  Gulf  of  Mexico.   The  biggest  gain  that  is  supposed  come   from  this  pipeline  is  a  lowered  cost  of  gas   and   a   lessened   dependence   on   foreign   fossil  fuels.  With  all  the  things  that  have   been  in  the  news  about  it,  the  reward  will   not  happen  and  the  risks  are  much  higher   WKDQÂżUVWWKRXJKW In  an  article  from  the  National  Wildlife   Foundation,  the  pipeline  will  go  through   2000   miles   of   U.S.   farmland.  This   same   article   states   that   it   in   order   for   it   to   be   EHQHÂżFLDOIRUWKH86ZHKDYHWREHDEOH to   use   it.   However,   the   pipeline   will   not   be  going  to  the  U.S.  but  through  it,  which   makes  it  impossible  for  us  to  tap  into  it.   Another   article   published   later   by   the   National   Wildlife   Foundation   brings   up   how   many   issues   the   pipeline   itself   brings:  “Rhetoric:  In  its  2006  pipeline  risk   assessment  for  the  U.S.  State  Department   permit   application,   TransCanada   predicted   that   Keystone   would   see   one  

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spill  in   seven   years.   Reality:  There   have   been  12  spills  in  one  year.â€?   This   shows   that   it   is   already   more   harmful   than   previously   expected   on   WRS RI WKH ÂżQDQFLDO LVVXHV LW EULQJV 7KH best  estimate  for  the  pipeline  to  make  for   the   Canadian   government   is   four   billion   dollars   per   year,   bringing   our   gas   prices   up  to  about  20  cents  more  per  gallon.   “The   price   for   a   Midwestern   driver   to   pump   15   gallons   will   increase   by   three   dollars,â€?   according   to   an   independent   analysis  of  Keystone  XL.   Economist   and   oil   industry   market   expert   Philip   Verleger   determined   that   TransCanada   “will   be   able   to   use   its   market   power   to   raise   the   heavy   crude   SULFH WR 0LGZHVW UHÂżQHUV DERYH WKH level  that  would  prevail  in  a  competitive   market.â€?   Can  you  imagine  paying  four  dollars  a   gallon?  This  quote  does  not  even  include   any   increases   that   happen   in   the   oil   industry.  If  TransCanada  gets  this  pipeline   approved   it   will   cost   our   economy   dramatically,  cost  our  wildlife  immensely,   and   has   a   possibility   of   causing   human   issues   with   the   oil   spills   if   they   go   anywhere  near  the  Ogallala  aquifer.   Small   reminder,   NSU   College   Democrats’   meetings   are   every   other   Tuesday.   Our   next   meeting   is   scheduled   to  be  on  Oct.  11  at  7:30  p.m.

Kody  Kyriss Opinion  Columnist


fter  Governor   Dennis   Daugaard  was  elected  last   year,   he   promised   South   Dakota   that   he   would   get   XVRXWRIWKHPLOOLRQGROODUGH¿FLW The   promise   involved   a   ten   percent   budget  cut  towards  the  entire  government,   including  education.  But  how  much  more   can  we  cut  education? No  matter  the  country,  education  is  im-­ portant.  But  it  seems  that  we  as  a  state  do   not   take   it   seriously   enough.  Although   I   do  agree  that  we  as  a  state  need  to  make   some   cuts,   are   there   not   other   areas   that   we   could   cut   more   or   rather   than   educa-­ tion?   For   example,   13   percent   of   the   South   Dakota   spending   is   put   towards   roads   alone!  Although  everyone  will  agree  that   having   good   highways   is   a   good   invest-­ ment,  would  it  hurt  to  cut  back  spending   on  the  roads  to  focus  more  on  education? The  fact  is  that  the  kids  in  our  elemen-­ tary,  middle,  high  schools  and  even  higher   education   are   going   to   one   day   run   this   country.  The  education  they  are  receiving   LQ WKHLU VFKRROV ZLOO SOD\ D YHU\ VLJQL¿-­ cant  role  once  they  are  exposed  to  the  real   world.   Giving  them  the  best  quality  education   that  we  can  offer  will  help  them  prepare  

for  whatever  is  thrown  at  them  in  the  real   world. Also,  the  budget  cut  that  was  proposed   was   not   going   to   just   cut   education   pro-­ grams  and  teacher  pay,  but  extracurricular   programs  as  well.   Extracurricular  have  been  proven  over   and  over  again  that  they  are  fundamental   in  helping  students  have  fun  and  stay  fo-­ cused  on  their  academics  by  building  rela-­ tionships,  leadership,  and  other  skills  that   they   can   take   with   them.   With   extracur-­ ricular   programs   gone,   that   leaves   some   students  with  a  little  too  much  extra  time   RQWKHLUKDQGVDIWHUWKHVFKRROGD\LV¿Q-­ ished.   Students  with  too  much  on  their  hands   are  far  more  likely  to  get  into  trouble  with   both  the  law  and  their  academics.  It  is  es-­ sential   that   we   protect   our   children,   also   known  as  our  future. While   the   budget   cuts   were   necessary,   it  is  important  that  we  look  at  what  we  are   cutting,   and   the   long-­term   consequences   of   it.   The   money   that   we   spend   on   our   children  is  worth  it.  Every  cent. The  Exponent’s  political   columnists  are  also  the  presidents  of   the  NSU  College  Republicans  and  the   NSU  College  Democrats,  Kody  Kyriss   and  Zachary  Anderson  (right  and  left   columnist   respectively).   Their   opin-­ ions  are  not  necessarily  the   opinions  of  this  newspaper.

To many Americans, politics is like a traveling road show, a circus that the QUOTE “media cover every four years, complete with clowns, midgets, and daredevils THIS: who will do just about anything to win the crowd’s approval.� -­  “The  Dynamics  of  Persuasion�  

Let’s  go  to  the  movies:   “50/50:� 100 percent gift Ashley  Vincent Movie  Critic


hile  mixing  cancer  and   comedy   seemed   like   a   recipe   for   disaster,   “50/50�   managed   to  

do  it  just  right.   The   film   stars   Joseph   Gordon-­Levitt   as   Adam,   a   27-­year-­old   radio   writer   who  is  diagnosed  with  cancer.  The  film   is   rounded   out   by   a   great   cast,   with   Seth  Rogen  playing  Adam’s  best  friend,   Kyle,  who  tries  hard  to  help  Adam  out   without  really  knowing  what  to  do.   Bryce   Dallas   Howard   portrays   Ad-­ am’s   girlfriend.   Anna   Kendrick   plays   Adam’s  therapist  who  is  new  to  the  job   and  doesn’t  always  know  what  to  say  or   do  but  is  always  trying  to  help.  The  cast  

is  perfected   by   Anjelica   Huston   por-­ traying  Adam’s  overprotective  mother.   The   movie   was   written   by  Will   Rei-­ ser   who   wrote   it   about   his   own   situa-­ tion   when   he   was   diagnosed   with   can-­ cer   in   his   early   twenties.   He   managed   to  write  a  movie  that  is  simultaneously   gut-­busting   funny   and   tissue-­reaching   emotional.   The   director,   Jonathan   Levine,   envi-­ sioned   the   movie   perfectly   and   every-­ thing  fits  in  to  make  the  movie  just  right.   The  movie  is  even  throughout,  without   ever   leaning   too   far   to   the   heavy   and   being   a   downer   or   taking   it   too   far   to   the  funny  and  making  it  a  joke.  Gordon-­Levitt  plays  his  part  so  well   that   everyone   becomes   sincerely   in-­ vested   in   his   fight   and   roots   for   him   throughout   the   whole   movie.  The   sup-­

porting  cast   all   play   their   parts   superbly   and   the   audience   finds   themselves  falling  for  them  all  and   wanting   everything   to   work   out   beautifully.   I   was   pleasantly   surprised   by   “50/50.�   I   wanted   so   badly   for   it   to   be   a   great   movie   but   knowing   the   content   and   the   cast   made   me   a   little   leery   of   heading   off   to   the   theater.   I  am  so  glad  that  I  went  because   this   might   just   be   the   greatest   movie   I   have   seen   all   year.   It   is   a   film  where  I  went  the  full  gamut  of   emotions  from  hilarity  to  anger  to   tears  to  joy.   All  of  these  in  only  an  hour  and   a  half  is  truly  a  gift  to  movie  goers   everywhere.  

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Opinion 5

Big  kids  play  dress  up  too Bryce  Mills Opinion  Columnist


en,  it’s   that   time   again.     The   glorious   time   of   year   when   every   girl   you   know   dresses   up   in   something   short   of   un-­ derwear   and   walks   around   in   public   for  all  to  see.     The   girl   in   your   Biology   class   that   wears  t-­shirts  and  sweatpants  will  be   dressed  a s  t he  b eautiful  C leopotra  a nd   that  blonde  from  your  graphic  design   class   sure   looks   great   in   a   Princess   Leia  outfit.     For   women   this   might   be   Hallow-­ een,   but   for   men   it’s   Christmas.   It   truly   is   the   most   beautiful   time   of   year.     Cute   girls   transform   into   hot-­ ties   and   with   a   quick   T-­shirt   change   you   go   from   poor   college   student   to   Superman.     For  men  of  low  confidence,  talking   to  girls  become  an  easy  task  of,  “Hey,   I  like  your  costume.  That  was  an  awe-­ some   movie.�   Taking   some   time   to   make   a   half   decent   costume   yourself   will  also  score  you  some  serious  girl   attention. The   Halloween   season   also   brings   one   of   the   best   parts   of   college:   par-­ ties.     School   dances   and   events   give   you  a  chance  to  show  off  your  stuff  to   the  student  body  and  after-­hours  Hal-­ loween  parties  are  the  real  reason  for   the  season.     Hot  girls  in  skimpy  costumes  danc-­ ing   at   the   bar?   Yeah.   That’s   pretty   much  the  greatest  thing  ever  created. Let’s   not   forgot   the   one   reason   we   have   been   looking   forward   to   Hal-­ loween  since  we  were  five:  the  candy.    

We  might   be   too   old   to   go   door-­ to-­door   asking   for   candy,   though   I’m   sure   that   won’t   stop   some   of   us.   There  are  also  huge  bags  of  candy  on   the  cheap  at  Walmart  right  now.     There   really   isn’t   a   better   time   to   purchase  every  variety  of  Wonka  can-­ dy   at   once   than   Halloween.     In   fact,   there   are   certain   candies   that   only   taste  good  in  small  doses  so  a  “kid’s   size�  pack  is  perfect  for  an  after-­piz-­ za  dessert. Hot   girls   in   costume,   an   excuse   to   dress  u p  l ike  J ames  B ond,  a nd  e nough   candy   to   make   your   inner   child   barf—Halloween   is   truly   a   magical   time.    I t  m akes   dorks   into   heroes   and   girls   into   p r i n c e s s -­ es.     A s   much   as   I   like   C h r i s t -­ mas   for   g e t t i n g   presents   and   Thanksgiving  for   the  food,  Hallow-­ een   is   the   best   time   of   year   ...   that   is   until   we   can   blow   stuff   up   on   the   Fourth   of   July.

Kara  Kirschenmann Opinion  Columnist


he  leaves   are   fall-­ ing   once   again   and   the   weather   is   turning   colder.   There   are   spooky   decorations   and  pumpkins  in  people’s  yards   ready   to   celebrate   H a l l o w -­ een.  

Little  kids   are  getting  excited   to  go  trick-­or-­treating,   adults   are   looking   for-­ ward   to   eating   their   kid’s   candy,   and  college  students  are  ready  to  par-­ ty   regardless   of   their   class   schedule,   homework   load,   and   what   day   of   the   week  Halloween  falls  on.   Lately   around   campus   I’ve   heard   students   talking   about   parties   and   what  kind  of  costumes  they  are  going   to   be   wearing.   It   seems   most   of   them   are  female.  

Girls  always  seem  to  start  planning   in   advance   what   we   should   wear   for   the   Halloween   parties   and   what   we   would   look   best   in.   My   friends   and   I   are  guilty  of  it.   We   go   online   starting   in   Sep-­ tember   or   so   to   see   which   o u t r a g e o u s l y   priced,   poorly-­ made   costume   we   are   go-­ ing  to  buy  to  wear  for  one   night  of  partying.   Then   we   have   to   think   of   all   the   accessories   to   go   with   it,   includ-­ ing   jewelry,   heels,   and   sometimes   some   sort   of   prop,   making   the   highly  expensive  piece   of  fabric  (literally  most-­ ly   one   tiny   piece)   we   just   bought  price  go  up  even  more   just  to  make  a  complete  costume.   After   all   the   time   deciding   what   to  wear,  all  of  the  money  spent  and  the   hour  or  more  of  getting  ready,  we  have   wasted  away  time  that  could  be  spent   on  more  important  things.   Guys,   however,   seem   to   just   throw   something  cheap  together  the  week,  or   even   night,   of   Halloween   and   pull   it   off  just  fine.  It’s  almost  not  fair.   Regardless   of   how   long   it   takes   us   to   get   ready,   Halloween   is   an   enjoy-­ able   holiday   for   most.   Whether   you   curl  up  on  the  couch  for  a  scary  mov-­ ie,   go   trick-­or-­treating   with   the   kids,   or  go  out  and  party,  it’s  a  fun  night  to   do  something  different.  

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Bryce  Mills Columnist


have  met  a  lot  of  stu-­ pid   people   over   the   years:   clever   fools,   beautiful   idiots,   and   ignorant  monkeys.  However,   I   have   never   seen   so   much   stupidity   in   one   place   as   I   have   on   Facebook.     Not   to   say  all  the  people  I  know  on   Facebook   are   complete   idi-­ ots—   they   were   my   friends   at   one   point   or   another,   but   it   seems   like   Facebook   just   spawns   stupid   behavior. If   you   believe   Facebook   is  an  intelligent  tool  for  con-­ necting  and  staying  in  touch   with   friends,   then   you   have   clearly   invented   a   time   ma-­ chine   and   just   arrived   from   2005,   when   Facebook   was   exclusive  to  college  kids  and   was  a  useful  communication   tool.     Now   we   have   Farm-­ YLOOH0D¿D:DUV)DFHERRN Places,   meaningless   polls,   chain  messages,  and  the  stu-­ pidity  is  growing  every  day. People   don’t   use   Face-­ book  to  have  intelligent  con-­ versations   anymore.     They   recite   the   same   meaning-­

less  babble   to   each   other   and   “likeâ€?   each   other’s   posts,   like   an   army   of   brainwashed   turtles.     As   soon   as   one   big   fad   dies,   Facebook   people   come   up   with   a   new   soul-­sucking   iteration.   We  now  have  people  describing   ÂżFWLRQDO VLWXDWLRQV ZLWK WKH ÂżUVW few   people   in   their   friends   list.     What   is   the   point   of   this?   Is   it   supposed   to   be   fun?  Am   I   sup-­ posed  to  be  happy  that  my  name   was  mentioned  about  some  pre-­ WHQG VLWXDWLRQ"$UH ZH DOO ÂżYH year-­olds,   overjoyed   by   simply   hearing  someone  say  our  name? Moving   past   what   your   av-­ erage   Joe   and   Betsy   Sue   are   using   Facebook   for,   let’s   not   forget   all   the   stupidity   that   in-­ telligent   companies   are   using   it   for.     Do   you   remember   adding   your   love   for   “The   Notebookâ€?   or   “Star   Warsâ€?   to   your   inter-­ ests  way  back  when  you  signed   up   for   your   Facebook   account?   1RZ\RXÂżQG\RXUQHZVVWUHDP spammed   with   how   some   small   actor   from   “The   Notebookâ€?   is   going  to  be  in  a  random  movie.     Facebook   is   now   treating   com-­ pany   pages   like   your   friends   and   giving   them   equal   space   in   \RXUVWUHDP,WPLJKWEHÂżQHLI you   were   willingly   subscribing  

to  the   stuff,   but   letting   my   friends   know   I   really   liked   “Zombielandâ€?  doesn’t  mean   I   want   to   be   advertised   to. Worst  of  all  the  travesties   Facebook   has   produced   is   Facebook   logins,   when   the   only   way   you   can   access   a   website   is   by   connecting   it   to   your   Facebook.     Does   it   make  it  more  secure  or  does   it   simply   give   the   company   more  info  about  you?    It  re-­ ally  doesn’t  matter.    We  have   JRWWHQ E\ ÂżQH ZLWK QRUPDO usernames   and   passwords,   but  now  in  the  “Age  of  Face-­ bookâ€?   the   great   Facebook   ties   all   our   lives   together. Sadly,   all   of   this   just   scratches  the  surface  of  what   Facebook  is  doing  wrong.    I   don’t  have  time  to  comment   on  the  fact  that  deleting  your   Facebook  account  still  leaves   all   the   data   on   their   servers   or   that   Facebook   has   begun   tracking   users   when   they   aren’t  on  Facebook.    All  I  can   say  is,  if  you  are  continuing   this  trend  of  spoon-­fed  baby   talk  on  Facebook  or  trusting   it  enough  to  give  them  your   “specialâ€?   summer   pictures,   then  You’re  Doing  It  Wrong.


he  most   famous   vid-­ eo   game   series   on   the   Xbox   is   coming   to   an   end.     The   Lo-­ cust   War   has   ended   but   the   hu-­ mans   are   still   trying   to   survive   the   infected   Lambent   creatures.   A   message   from   Marcus,   Fenix’s   father,   gives   hope   that   human-­ ity   may   still   have   a   future,   though. “Gears   of   Warâ€?   has   succeeded   due  to  its  amazing  combat,  but  bare-­ ly   scraped   by   with   its   story.     Epic   Games,   the   developer   of   “Gears   of   :DU´KRSHGWRÂż[WKDWSUREOHPDQG tie  together  what  story  the  series  had   before  sending  it  off.    The  one  area   that  held  the  biggest  surprise  was  that   they   brought   back   every   character   from  the  Gears  saga,  even  a  few  that   were  assumed  dead.    The  story  cen-­ tered   around   all   the   Gears,   not   just   Fenix,   and   often   times   the   players   stepped  into  shoes  of  what  were  for-­ merly   side   characters   to   experience   their  stories.    The  game  features  sev-­ eral  segments  that  focus  on  who  the   characters   were   before   the   war   and   what  life  was  like.    The  game  slows   down   just   enough   to   really   care   DERXW WKH ÂżJKWHUV DQG QRW MXVW WKH ÂżJKW,QWKHHQGWKHVWRU\IHHOVOLNH it  comes  full  circle  and  gives  gamers   the  closure  they’ve  been  looking  for. The   combat   of   Gears   hasn’t   lost   anything   over   the   years   and   has   only   gotten   better.     Bigger   battles   and   scarier   enemies   are   the   theme   in  this  game.    The  four-­player  co-­op  

ensures  that   you   will   always   have   at   least   three   buddies   on   your   side,   either   controlled   by   one   of   your   friends  or  a  computer  ally.    The  boss   battles   tend   to   be   more   annoying   than   challenging,   but   the   sections   that  require  you  hold  the  line  against   wave  after  wave  of  Locust  horde  re-­ ally  makes  up  for  those  shortcoming. Speaking   of   Horde,   the   popu-­ lar   multiplayer   mode   returns   with   a   few   tweaks.     Defeating   enemies,   surviving  the  wave,  and  completing   challenges   earns   you   money   which   can   be   spent   to   upgrade   your   base   to   hold   back   the   Locust.     It   adds   a   whole   new   layer   to   the   battle.   The   new   Beast   mode   is   the   opposite   of   the   classic   Horde.    You   play   as   the   Locust  horde  and  try  to  take  out  the   COG  soldiers  before  time  runs  out.     The   other   multiplayer   modes   like   Team   Deathmatch   and   Capture   the   Leader,   a   variation   on   Capture   the   Flag  that  challenges  players  to  cap-­ ture   a   randomly   selected   opponent   on   the   enemy   team,   round   out   the   online   experience   and   give   gamers   endless  hours  of  fun  from  this  game. “Gears   of   War   3�   goes   out   with   bang.    Everything  that  has  been  miss-­ ing  in  “Gears  Of  War�  up  till  now  is   there  and  it  couldn’t  be  better.    The   only  truly  disappointing  thing  about   “Gears   of   War   3�   is   that   it   means   that  there  won’t  be  another  game  in   the  beloved  series.  If  you  love  Gears   or   just   love   good   shooters,   “Gears   of   War   3�   will   not   disappoint. Gears   of   War   3   is   available   exclusively   for   the   Xbox   360.


Arts  and  Entertainment  8   Wednesday,  October  12,  2011 Exponent

NSU  Theater  Department  presents:   Phantom  of  the  Opera

Emily  Murray Campus  Reporter


orthern  State   Universi-­ ty’s   fall   theatre   produc-­ tion   is   Phantom   of   the   Opera.   Christine   DaaÊ   (played   by   se-­ nior   Michelle   Monroe,   Pierre,   and   junior   Yvonne   Freese,   Lanesboro,   Minn.)   was   brought   up   in   the   Paris  Opera  house  when  her  famous  father  sudden-­ ly  dies,  telling  her  he  will  send  her  an  angel  of  mu-­ sic  to  look  after  her.  She  grows  up  hearings  a  voice  

(Phantom  p layed  b y  s enior  C ory  N iles,  G ettysburg),   teaching  her  to  sing.  She  believes  this  voice  is  an   angel  of  music  but  in  fact  he  is  a  disfigured  genius.   The   Phantom   falls   in   love   with   Christine   but   she   falls   in   love   with   her   childhood   friend   Raoul   (played   by   junior   Paul   Hoselton,   Fargo,   N.D.).   The   Phantom,   in   a   fit   of   rage   after   just   finding   out   she   loves   Raoul,   kidnaps   Christine. Phantom   of   the   Opera   is   being   performed   on   Oct.   19,   20,   21   and   22   at   7:30   p.m.   Tick-­ ets   are   available   at   the   NSU   Bookstore.  

CAB  Hosts  Hypnotist   Chris  Jones Kody  Kyriss Campus  Reporter


n  Oct.   7,   hypnotist   Chris   Jones   made   his   first   appearance   on   the   Northern   State   University   campus.   In   previous   years,   Campus   Activi-­ ties   Board   had   brought   Frederick   Winters   to   per-­ form   for   the   students.   CAB   decided   to   try   some-­ thing  new  this  year  by  letting  Jones  take  a  chance.   Despite   being   a   Friday   evening,   the   atten-­ dance   at   Chris   Jones   was   impressive   with   a   to-­ tal   of   344   people.   When   asked   about   what   he   thought   performing   for   the   NSU   students,   he   said,   “One   of   the   best   shows.   Like,   no   lie.� The   students   who   attended   seemed   pleased   with   what   they   saw.   Chris   focused   on   the   en-­ vironment   that   surrounds   a   college   student  

    Hypnotist  Chris  Jones.  Photo  by  Liz  Zappa.

like  sex,   alcohol,   and   relationships.   Such   top-­ ics   made   the   young   hypnotist   much   more   ap-­ pealing   to   enjoy   for   the   students   who   attended.

Campus  Calendar Thursday,  Oct.  13 —  Senior  Recital,  Nicholas  Hoyme,  tenor,  JC  107,  7:30  p.m. Friday,  Oct.  14 —  Marching  Band  to  perform  in  Waubay Sunday,  Oct.  16 —   Senior   Recital,   Andrew   Grandpre,   baritone/Russell   Hadden,  trombone,  JC  107,  3  p.m. —  Agape  Meal  (Catholic  Campus  Ministry),  Newman     Center,  6  p.m. Monday,  Oct.  17 ²6DIH+DUERU2I¿FH+RXUVSPSP Wednesday,  Oct.  19 —  Fall  Theatre  Production,  Phantom  of  the  Opera,  7:30  p.m. Thursday,  Oct.  20 ²3UR¿FLHQF\([DP5HYLHZ6HVVLRQSPSP —  Fall  Theatre  Production,  Phantom  of  the  Opera,  7:30  p.m. Friday,  Oct.  21 —  Fall  Theatre  Production,  Phantom  of  the  Opera,  7:30  p.m. —  Late  Night  at  the  Rec,  9  p.m.  –  12  a.m. Saturday,  Oct.  22 —  High  School  Theatre  Workshop  Day,  JFAC  theatre,  11     a.m.  -­  4  p.m. —  Fall  Theatre  Production,  Phantom  of  the  Opera,  7:30  p.m. Monday,  Oct.  24 ²)LUVW7LPH3UR¿FLHQF\([DP5HWHVWHUVSP¹SP ²3UR¿FLHQF\([DP5HYLHZ6HVVLRQSP¹SP —  Scholarship  Awards  Reception,  7:30  p.m.  –  8:30  p.m. Wednesday,  Oct.  26 ²)LQDO3UR¿FLHQF\([DP5HWHVWHUVSPSP  Friday,  Oct.  28 —  High  School  Art  Workshop   Sunday,  Oct.  30 —  Senior  Recital,  Anne  Jundt,  clarinet/Ben  Chambers,     trumpet,  JC  107,  3  p.m. —  Masquer’s  Halloween  Party,  JFAC,  7:30  p.m.   Tuesday,  Nov.  1 —  Assessment  Day

Horoscope  [hawr-­uh-­skohp]  noun:   $YDJXHDQGQRQVSHFL¿FSUHGLFWLRQRIWKHIXWXUH Sir  Tenley  Right Horoscope  Guru

Libra  (Sept.  23  –  Oct.  22) You   are   only   halfway   through   the   semester   and   you   have   already   lost   \RXUDELOLW\WRJHWDFDIIHLQHÂż[7KLV is   not   because   of   lack   of   funds,   but   because   your   systems   has   already   adapted  to  the  mega  amounts  of  caf-­ feine  you  already  pump  into  it  and  it   is  no  longer  enough.  Six  cups  of  cof-­ fee  does  nothing  for  you  except  send   you   to   the   bathroom   twice   an   hour.   7KH RQO\ KRSH \RX KDYH LV WR ÂżQG D new   energy-­creating   addiction.   Per-­ haps  those  jumbo-­sized  pixy  sticks?   Scorpio  (Oct.  23  –  Nov.  21) Without  any  reason  at  all,  you  will   decide  to  learn  the  moves  to  all  of  the   greatest  school/wedding/club  dances.   You  will  be  practicing  the  “Cha  Cha   6OLGH´ Âł&XSLG 6KXIĂ€H´ DQG Âł(OHF-­ tric   Slideâ€?   everywhere   you   go.   This   will  include  your  bedroom,  the  halls   on  your  way  to  class,  and  waiting  in   line  at  McDonalds.  While  you’re  at  it,   don’t   forget   some   of   the   other   clas-­ sics,  such  as  the  “Macarenaâ€?  and  the   “Chicken  Dance.â€?   Sagittarius  (Nov.  22  –  Dec.  21) Halloween  is  fast  approaching  and   you  have  no  clue  what  your  costume   is  going  to  look  like.  Should  it  be  fun-­ ny   or   sexy?   Complicated   or   simple?   Expensive   or   homemade?   Should   it   be   something   current,   like   Snooki,   Lady   Gaga   or   President   Obama?   Or   something  classic,  like  a  witch,  vam-­ pire   or   Batman?   With   so   many   op-­ tions,  how  on  Earth  are  you  going  to  


make  a   decision   in   time?   Your   best   solution  will  probably  be  to  be  a  mix-­ ture  of  many  things,  like  Lady  Gaga   dressed   as   Batman   speaking   with   a   “Joy-­zee�  accent.   Capricorn  (Dec.  22  –  Jan.  19) October   showers   bring   November   snowstorms,   so   make   sure   you’re   making   the   most   of   this   semi-­nice   weather   while   it   last.   Rake   the   yard   of   an   elderly   person   under   the   pre-­ text  of  “being  nice,�  and  then  use  the   leaves   to   make   your   very   own   leaf   pile.  Carve  some  pumpkins  and  then   roast  the  seeds.  Go  for  a  walk  down   by  Moccasin  Creek  (hey,  the  trees  are   pretty  even  if  the  “creek�  isn’t).  Most   importantly,   go   cheer   on   the   NSU   sports   teams;͞   school   spirit   can   boost   your  own  spirit.     Aquarius  (Jan.  20  –  Feb.  18) Feeling   overworked   and   under-­ appreciated?   Think   your   professors   have  it  out  for  you?  Does  the  thought   of   studying   for   that   next   huge   test   make  you  want  to  curl  up  in  a  ball  and   cry?  Suck  it  up!  This  is  college.  The   purpose  of  all  of  this  is  to  make  you   so  broken  down  by  the  time  you  grad-­ uate  that  you  will  actually  accept  that   low-­paying,  crappy-­hours  job  and  be   thankful  for  it.  Have  fun! Pisces  (Feb.  19  –  March  20) A  pie  to  the  face  never  hurt  anyone,   so  go  pick  up  a  few  of  these  delicious   pastries  at  your  local  bakery  and  take   a   few   shots   at   people   who   look   like   they   could   use   a   good   cheering   up.   This   could   include   your   roommate,  

your  favorite  professor,  or  that  creepy   kid  that  watches  you  in  the  library.  Be   prepared  for  repercussions,  though.   Aries  (March  21  –  April  19) You   have   become   very   self-­reliant   these   past   few   months.   This   could   be  due  to  your  freedom  from  parents   and   a   newfound   sense   of   indepen-­ dence.   Or,   it   could   be   from   working   on  “groupâ€?  projects  where  you’re  the   only   one   doing   anything,   or   having   co-­workers   that   are   complete   slack-­ ers.   Either   way,   you   have   found   the   value   of   just   doing   everything   your-­ self.  It  builds  character,  right? Taurus  (April  20  –  May  20) When   you   went   off   to   college   ev-­ eryone   told   you   to   get   involved   and   be  social.  So  you  joined  20  clubs  and   organizations,   attended   every   event   on   campus,   and   always   hung   out   in   the   lobbies,   at   the   Student   Center   or   anywhere   that   there’d   be   other   peo-­ ple.  Less  than  two  months  into  the  se-­ mester,  you’re  burned  out  from  stay-­ ing  so  busy  and  homework  has  fallen   way   past   the   side   of   the   road;Íž   more   like,  off  the  side  of  a  cliff.  This  will   force   you   to   do   a   complete   180   and   become   a   hermit   for   the   rest   of   the   semester.   Gemini  (May  21  –  June  20) Relationships   have   never   really   been  your  thing,  and  this  month  will   be   no   different.   No   matter   what   you   say   or   do,   you’re   going   to   turn   off   people   left   and   right.   Compliments   ZLOO VRXQG OLNH LQVXOWV Ă€LUW\ ORRNV will   look   like   looks   of   constipation,  

and  that   boy/girl   you   thought   was   checking  you  out  all  this  time  in  your   math  class?  They’re  checking  out  the   person   behind   you.   Better   luck   next   month,  I  guess. Cancer  (June  21  –  July  22) After   your   last   failure,   you   have   sworn  to  improve  yourself  in  any  way   possible.  Everything  you  do  now  is  in   the   pursuit   of   physical,   mental   and   spiritual  health.  Yoga,  meditation,  Pi-­ lates  and  health  shakes  have  all  found   their   way   into   your   life   and   you   are   feeling  better  than  ever.  Keep  this  up   and  the  next  big  thing  you  tackle  will   turn  out  beautifully. Leo  (July  23  –  Aug.  22) You  know  your  life  is  bad  when  it   starts   to   sound   like   all   of   those   old   country  songs  you  hear  on  the  radio.   Your  dog  has  died,  your  lover  has  left   you,  and  your  pickup  truck  just  broke   down.   Okay,   maybe   it   isn’t   that   bad   or  relatable,  but  in  the  general  sense,   your   life   is   looking   pretty   dismal   right  now.  Never  despair!  Every  day   is  a  new  day,  and  even  country  songs   have  their  happy  moments.   Virgo  (Aug.  23  –  Sept.  22) The   near   future   holds   something   pretty  crazy  for  you.  It  will  rock  your   world  in  directions  it  has  never  been   rocked  before.  It  will  make  you  take   a  step  back  and  ask,  “What  the  heck   was   that   all   about???�   There   is   no   sign  of  when  or  where  this  event  will   take  place,  so  you  will  probably  want   to  be  on  high  alert  for  at  least  the  next   few  weeks.  


Sports  9 Wednesday,  October  12,  2011 Exponent



he  Northern   State   Wolves  football  team   has  had  a  rough  start   to   the   season   with   a   1-­5   overall   record   and   0-­5   in   Northern   Sun   Intercollegiate   Conference  play. On  Sept.  17,  the  Golden  Bears   of  Concordia-­St.  Paul  University   ran   out   the   clock   to   end   a   late-­ game   Northern   State   rally,   edg-­ LQJWKH:ROYHVE\D¿QDOWDOO\RI 27-­22. 7KH *ROGHQ %HDUV VWUXFN ¿UVW on   a   59-­yard   touchdown   pass.   NSU  tied  it  up  late  in  the  second   quarter  after  forcing  a  3-­and-­out   possession.    The  Wolves  took  ad-­ YDQWDJHRIJRRG¿HOGSRVLWLRQWR put  together  a  10-­play  drive  that   ended   with   a   5-­yard   touchdown   run  by  junior  Kristin  James,  San   Bernardino,   Calif.   Concordia,   however,  was  not  content  to  run   out   the   clock   to   halftime.  After   returning   the   ensuing   kick-­off   WR PLG¿HOG WKH *ROGHQ %HDUV scored   one   more   time   giving   them   a   14-­7   lead   heading   into   the   break.   The   Wolves   cut   it   to    DIWHU D \DUG ¿HOG JRDO from   redshirt   freshman   Evan   Nolte,  Aberdeen.   NSU  junior  Logan  Fahnhorst,   Wayzata,  Minn.,  snagged  a  pass   and  returned  it  into  Golden  Bear   territory,   setting   up   the   Wolves   for  their  second  TD  drive  of  the   game.    Senior  Nick  Wanner,  Sac-­

ramento,  Calif.,   found   NSU   ju-­ 3-­and-­out  situation  on  the  open-­ freshman  Jarod  Jacobson,  Rapid   nior  Chris  Morton,  Vernal,  Utah,   ing   drive   of   the   day,   then   took   City,  came  on  in  the  fourth  quar-­ for  a  44-­yard  touchdown  that  cut   DGYDQWDJH RI H[FHOOHQW ¿HOG SR-­ ter,  going  7-­for-­16  for  87  yards,   it  to  21-­16.    The  Wolves  went  for   VLWLRQ DIWHU D ¿YH\DUG :D\QH but  was  picked  off  twice.   the   two-­point   try,   but   could   not   State   punt   set   them   up   at   in-­ James   carried   the   load   on   the   convert. ground  for  the  Wolves   James   capped   a   long   with  17  carries  for  76   drive   with   his   second   yards.     He   also   had   touchdown   of   the   night,   two   catches   for   16   giving   the   Wolves   their   yards.   Hanley   led   the   ¿UVW OHDG RI WKH JDPH receiving   corps   with   at   22-­21.     NSU   again   three   catches   for   59   went   for   the   two-­point   yards,   including   a   attempt,   but   was   again   32-­yarder  from  Jacob-­ denied   the   conversion,   son  in  the  late  going. leaving  it  a  one-­point  af-­   The   NSU   Wolves   fair. took   on   the   17th   NSU  posted  412  yards   ranked  St.  Cloud  State   of  total  offense,  outgain-­ Huskies   last   week   ing   its   opponent   in   that   where   the   Huskies   FDWHJRU\ IRU WKH ¿UVW engineered  a  two  min-­ time   this   season.     Two   ute,   44-­second   drive   hundred   seventy-­seven   to  score  a  late  second-­ of   those   came   through   quarter   touchdown,   the   air,   all   from   the   arm   then   took   the   ball   on   of  Wanner.    Junior  Mark   the   opening   drive   of   Hanley,   Chester,   hauled   the   second   half   to   in   six   of   Wanner’s   18   score   a   second   touch-­ completions  for  94  yards   down  to  go  up  by  three   ZKLOH 0RUWRQ KDG ¿YH        Junior  kicker  Felipe  Alfaia,  Sao  Paulo,  Brazil,  makes   scores   and   dash   the   catches  for  68  yards  and      another  point  for  the  Wolves.  Photo  by  Liz  Zappa. Northern   State   hopes   a   score.     James   carried   of  pulling  off  the  upset   the  ball  21  times  for  76  yards  to   side  Wayne  State  territory.    The   on  the  road.  NSU  scored  its  sec-­ lead  the  ground  attack. Wolves   needed   just   six   plays   to   ond   touchdown   with   two   min-­ NSU  took  a  tough,  37-­10  loss   cover   the   distance,   scoring   on   utes  left  in  the  game,  but  it  was   to  the  visiting  Wayne  State  Wild-­ a   four-­yard   run   by   senior   Mike   too  little,  too  late  as  the  Huskies   cats  on  September  24  after  they   Bogdanovich,  Windsor,  Calif.     claimed  the  27-­14  win. scored   on   their   opening   drive,   NSU   was   held   to   just   226   The  NSU  defense  held  strong   and   then   were   unable   to   over-­ yards   of   total   offense,   128   of   in   the   opening   moments   of   the   FRPH WKUHH FRVWO\ ¿UVWTXDUWHU which  came  through  the  air.    Se-­ game,  forcing  the  Huskies  to  set-­ interceptions.     nior   Nick   Wanner   was   6   of   16   WOH IRU D ¿HOG JRDO RQ WKHLU ¿UVW NSU   held   the   Wildcats   to   a   passing   for   41   yards.     Redshirt   possession   of   the   game.   SCSU  

ZDV DEOH WR ¿QG WKH HQG ]RQH from  69   yards   pass   play   that   made  it  a  10-­0  game. The   Wolves   responded   with   a   Wanner   touchdown   throw   to   an   out-­stretched   Josh   Aho,   se-­ nior,   Cokato,   Minn.,   that   made   it   10-­7.     NSU   had   a   chance   to   tie   things   up   after   Bogdanovich   swallowed   up   a   Husky   fumble,   EXWWKH:ROYHVPLV¿UHGRQWKHLU VHFRQG¿HOGJRDORSSRUWXQLW\RI the   game,   leaving   the   Huskies   with  the  advantage. The   Wolves   reclaimed   one   score  late  in  the  game  on  a  pass   from   Wanner   to   Morton   that   capped  an  80-­yard  drive,  but  the   Huskies   recovered   the   on-­side   kick  and  ran  out  the  clock  to  take   the  win. Wanner   completed   27-­of-­37   passes   for   243   yards   and   the   two  touchdowns  for  the  Wolves,   while   James   led   the   charge   on   the  ground  with  17  carries  for  60   net  yards.  Wanner’s  passes  went   to   eight   different   players,   led   by   Morton’s   six   catches   and   62   yards   by   redshirt   freshman   Jor-­ dan  Piatz,  Jamestown,  N.D. The   Wolves   returned   home   to   face   in-­state   rival   Augus-­ tana  College  in  the  Gypsy  Days   homecoming  game.  The  Wolves   held  the  lead  until  the  last  minute   of   the   game,   when   the   Vikings   nabbed  the  lead  and  the  win,  24-­ 27.   The   next   opponent   will   be   Minnesota,   Crookston   at   home   with  a  2:30  kick-­off  on  Oct.  15.

Volleyball  stays  busy Cross  Country  to  compete   Mitch  COnner Sports  Reporter


he  Wolves   set   out   on  a  four-­game  road   trip   in   eight   days   on   September   16.     They  fell  to  Concordia  –  St.  Paul   in   straight   sets   but   then   recov-­ ered  with  a  3-­1  win  at  St.  Cloud   State   the   next   day.    The   end   of   the   road   trip   saw   the   Wolves   drop   six   straight   sets,   losing   three   to   Wayne   State   and   then   three  to  Augustana.    The  Wolves   were  not  able  to  break  their  los-­ ing  streak,  falling  to  Upper  Iowa   LQ ¿YH VHWV DW KRPH  7KH ORV-­ ing   streak   would   be   broken   the   following   night,   however.     The   Wolves   topped   the   favored   Wi-­ QRQD6WDWHLQDQH[FLWLQJ¿YHVHW match.    This  win  returned  the  la-­ dies  to  a  .500  record  (7-­7).   Thus   far   into   the   season,   se-­ nior   Konefesi   Vaisigano,   Salt   Lake  City,  Utah,  leads  the  team   in   kills   with   152.     She   is   fol-­ lowed  closely  by  redshirt  fresh-­ man   Carli   Peterson,   Bismarck,   N.D.,   and   sophomore   Paula   Martins,  Niteroi,  Rio  de  Janiero,   Brazil,   with   139   and   135   kills   respectively.   As  expected,  setters  leads  the   team  in  assists  with  532.  Martins   has  accumulated  the  most  blocks  

so  far  this  season  with  54  total,   followed   by   freshman   Morgan   Richardson,   Cave   Creek,   Ariz.,   and  junior  Chelsea  Chavez,  Cot-­ tonwood,  Ariz.,  with  33  and  28.     Impressively,   senior   Kaili   Aiono,  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah,  has   totaled   20   blocks   despite   split-­ ting   time   on   the   back   line   as   a   defensive  specialist.    Aiono  has   also   emerged   as   the   Wolves’   service   specialist.     She   boasts   a   stellar   .979   serve   percentage   complemented   well   by   her   15   aces.    She  leads  the  team  in  both   categories.     Vaisigano   is   right   behind   her   with   13   aces,   as   are   Peterson   and   junior   Ella   Cambell,  Aber-­ deen,  each  with  11.    Defensive-­ ly,  Cambell  leads  the  team  with   228  digs.  Aiono,  Vaisigano,  and   Richardson   trail   her   in   the   cat-­ egory   with   165,   158,   and   136   digs,  respectively. 6WDWLVWLFVDUHDVRIWKH¿UVWRI October.) Editor’s   Note:   The   Lady   Wolves   played   two   games   dur-­ ing  Gypsy  Days  weekend.  They   won   their   game   against   Minne-­ sota,   Crookston,   3-­0,   and   lost   0-­3   to   MSU   Moorhead.   Their   next  home  game  will  be  against   University  of  Mary  on  Saturday,   Oct.  15,  at  6  p.m.

in  NSIC  Championships Zach  Anderson Sports  Reporter


orthern  State   University   cross   country   has   been   practicing   ev-­ eryday;͞   however,   it   has   only   had   one   competition   since   the   one   the   24th  of  September.  For  the  men,  senior  Richard   Keroak,  Milwood,  Wash.,  place  20th  and  senior   John   Rawarts,  Aberdeen,   placed   35th   and   were   the  leaders  of  the  Wolves.  As  a  collective  team,   the   Wolves   ended   up   in   10th   place   with   a   total   time  of  2:14:40.  

The  leading   women   runners   were   sophomore   Britany   Arment,   Aberdeen,   in   53rd   place   and   freshman   Whitney   Kuyper,   Stickney,   in   62nd   place,   putting   their   team   in   15th   place,   totaling   1:42:8.   Next  for  the  Wolves  were  the  Roe  Granger  In-­ vitational  on  the  7th  of  October  and  the  Steps  for   Shep  5K  Road  Race  on  the  8th  as  part  of  Gypsy   Days,  but  results  were  unavailable  at  the  time  of   publication.  Next  for  the  Wolves  is  the  Northern   Sun   Intercollegiate   Conference   Championships   on  Oct.  22,  at  the  Ponderosa  Golf  Course  in  Haw-­ ley,  Minn.  

Golf  wraps  up  season  of  NSIC  play Mitch  Conner Sports  Reporter


ive  athletes   traveled   to   Gothenburg,   Neb.,   to   compete   for   Northern   State   University  in  the  RMAC/NSIC  Cross-­ over   Tournament,   which   concluded   6HSW-XQLRU&XUU\.XHKO3LHUUH¿QLVKHGLQ 1st  place  in  the  NSIC  rankings  and  tied  for  5th   SODFHRYHUDOOLQWKH¿HOGZLWKDWKUHHURXQGVFRUH RI     +LV   DQG  ZHUH MXVW ¿YH strokes  behind  the  overall  leader. 7KH 168 PHQ¶V WHDP ¿QLVKHG LQ WK SODFH at  the  Wild  Horse  Golf  Course  with  a  total  team   score   of   932.     Individually,   sophomore   Bryn   6WRFN2UWRQYLOOH0LQQ¿QLVKHGLQWKSODFH

sophomore  Miles  Schock,  Pierre,  in  87th  place,   freshman   Zach   Hauser   ,   Raymond,   Minn.,   in   96th  place,  and  junior  Joe  Klipfel,  Leola,  round-­ ed  out  the  scorecard  reporting  in  99th  place.    One   KXQGUHG DQG ¿YH SDUWLFLSDQWV FRPSHWHG LQ WKH tournament. The   next   week   the   team   traveled   to   Hudson,   Wis.,   to   play   in   the   NSIC   Fall   Championships,   held  at  the  Troy  Burne  Golf  Course.  Hauser  was   able   to   match   NSU-­favorite   Kuehl   with   a   two-­ round  score  of  161.    These  scores  put  the  athletes   in  a  six-­way  tie  for  28th  place  in  the  tournament.   6FKRFN¿QLVKHGWLHGIRUWKSODFH6WRFNWLHGIRU 46th,  and  Klipfel  was  tied  for  50th  overall.    As  a   WHDP WKH:ROYHV ¿QLVKHG LQ WHQWK SODFH ZLWK D total  score  of  655.

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Soccer  looking  for  a  few  wins  at  home Zachary  Anderson Sports  Reporter


he  Wolves  have  been   hard  at  work  this  sea-­ son,  getting  six  more   games   under   their   EHOWZLWKWKHLU¿UVWJDPHDJDLQVW the   Augustana   Vikings.   The   game  started  extremely  well  for   the  Wolves,   as   nether   team   was   able  to  get  a  goal  and  going  into   half  0  –  0.    After  the  half,  the  Vi-­ kings  came  out  and  scored  a  goal   in  the  61st  minute,  but  Northern   ZRXOGFRQWLQXHWR¿JKWDQGJHWD goal  of  its  own  in  the  84th  min-­

to  get   neither   a   goal   nor   a   shot   on   goal   and   were   forced   into   a   double  overtime.  In  double  over-­ time,   the   Vikings   would   get   a   free  kick  in  the  103rd  minute  and   get  a  goal  to  give  them  the  lead.   Unfortunately,   the   Wolves   were   unable   to   answer   the   call   with   the   seven   minutes   left   and   fell   2-­1  to  the  Vikings  of  Augustana. Freshman   goalkeeper/mid-­ ¿HOGHU 6KDQLD 6WHLQ %UDGHU-­ ton,   Fla.,   was   in   the   net   for   the   Wolves  and  had  ten  saves  on  the   afternoon. The   next   day,   the   Wolves   would   stay   in   Aberdeen   and  

)UHVKPDQPLG¿HOGHU6WHSKDQLH6KDUS&DUUROWRQ7H[PRYHVWKHEDOO away  from  a  Bemidji  State  defender.  Photo  by  Liz  Zappa.

ute  thanks  to  an  assist  by  junior   PLG¿HOGHU/L]5R\FH0LQQHDS-­ olis,  Minn.,  and  a  goal  by  junior   defender   Renee   Getting,   Colo-­ rado  Springs,  Colo.    The  Wolves   and   Vikings   would   take   this   tie   into  overtime,  but  were  not  able  

face  the   Wildcats   of   Wayne   State.  Northern  and  Wayne  State   started   out   the   game   neck   and   neck  as  they  went  into  half  time   scoreless;͞   however,   Northern   would   not   take   much   time   be-­ IRUHWKH\JRWWKH¿UVWJRDOWKUHH

minutes  into  the  half  with  a  goal   E\ VHQLRU PLG¿HOGHU$VKOH\ (O-­ liot,  Enumclaw,  Wash.  After  that   goal,   it   would   be   awhile   before   the   next   shot   on   goal,   but   the   next  one  would  be  another  goal   for  the  Wolves  as  junior  forward   Rachel  Goslinga,  Crystal,  Minn.,   scored  it  in  the  65th  minute.  This   would  prove  to  be  all  the  Wolves   needed  for  their  win  as  they  got   the  2-­0  win  over  the  Wildcats. Stein  was  again  the  keeper  and   had  seven  saves. Next   for   the   Wolves,   they   would  travel  to  Mankato,  Minn.,   to   face   the   Minnesota   State   Mavericks.   Unfortunately,   the   Wolves  would  not  show  well,  as   they   were   only   able   to   get   two   shots  on  goal.  With  Stein  behind   WKHQHWVKHZDVDEOHWRJHW¿YH VDYHV EXW DOVR KDG ¿YH JHW E\ her   so   junior   goal   keeper   Jes-­ sica   Hernandez,   Douglas,  Ariz.,   came  in  and  played  21  minutes.   The   Wolves   were   unable   to   get   anything   going   and   fell   to   the   Mavericks  5-­0. Continuing   their   Minnesota   road   trip,   they   headed   to   Mar-­ shall  to  take  on  Southwest  Min-­ nesota  State.  Northern  would  try   their   best,   but   would   prove   no   match   for   the   Mustangs’   goal-­ ie,   as   she   stopped   all   ten   of   the   Wolves’   shots   on   goal,   three   of   which   coming   from   Goslinga.   Stein   played   all   90   minutes   in   WKH QHW DQG KDG ¿YH VDYHV 8Q-­ fortunately,  three  did  get  past  her   and   put   the   Mustangs   to   their   winning  goals  of  3-­0.   Again  on  the  road,  the  Wolves   headed   to   Crookston,   Minn.,   to   face   the   Golden   Eagles.   Gos-­

-XQLRUPLG¿HOGHU/L]5R\FH0LQQHDSROLV0LQQNLFNVWKHEDOOWR-­ wards  a  teammate  during  a  recent  game.  Photo  by  Liz  Zappa.

linga  tied  Elliott  for  team  lead  of   three  shots  on  goal,  but  none  of   which   were   able   to   get   past   the   goalie  as  she  stopped  all  nine  of   the   Wolves   shot   attempts.   Stein   played  all  90  minutes  again  and   VWRSSHG IRXU RI WKH ¿YH VKRWV on  goal,  which  gave  the  Golden   Eagles   their   1-­0   win   over   the   Wolves.   With   the   Wolves   coming   to   the   end   of   their   Minnesota   trip,   they   headed   to   Moorhead   as   they   prepared   for   the   Dragons.   Moorhead   wasted   no   time   as   WKH\ VFRUHG WKH ¿UVW JRDO LQ WKH third  minute  of  the  game,  but  the   Wolves  would  come  back  before   half  and  score  a  tying  goal  with   MXQLRU PLG¿HOGHU $QQD :RHUOH Coon   Rapids,   Minn.,   getting   it  

Rugby  staying  strong Jason  Baker Sports  Reporter


he  Northern   State   University   Out-­ lawz   rugby   team   competed   against   the   Siouxland   Swine   of   Sioux   City,  Iowa  last  week  in  Vermil-­ lion,  South  Dakota.  With  a  mix  

of  new   and   returning   players,   the   Outlawz   came   out   strong   with   a   passion   to   play   their   first  game  of  the  fall  season. The   Outlawz   jumped   out   to   a  commanding  lead  and  never   looked  back.  With  a  final  score   of  50-­5,  NSU  preformed  an  ex-­ cellent   match   putting   together   a   well-­performed   offense   and  

defense  side.   The  Outlawz  were  scheduled   to  play  Storm  Lake,  Iowa,  this   past  weekend  but  due  to  some   unfortunate   circumstances   they   were   unable   to   make   it.   The   Outlawz’   next   match   will   be   October   15th   against   the   Lincoln   Barbarians   in   Sioux   Falls.  

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past  the   defenders.   Downside   for  the  Wolves  would  be  that  this   would   be   their   only   goal   while   the  Dragons  pulled  ahead,  scor-­ ing  three  more  goals.  Falling  4-­1   to  the  Dragons,  Stein  played  67   minutes,  saving  four  and  allow-­ ing   four   past   while   Hernandez   came  in  for  the  reminder  and  had   a  save  of  her  own. This  brings  us  up  to  the  games   of  Gypsy  Days.  They  lost  to  both   Minnesota-­Duluth   and   Bemidji   State   0-­1   in   double   overtime.   Further  results  were  unavailable   as  of  press  time.   The   next   two   games   for   the   Wolves   will   be   home   games,   taking   place   on   October   15   and   16  at  11  a.m.  and  1  p.m.  respec-­ tively.

 WOLF        TRACKS Football Oct.  15  —  Minnesota-­Crookston,  2:30  p.m.   Oct.  22  —  Minnesota,  Duluth  at  Duluth,  Minn.,  1  p.m. Oct.  29  —  Bemidji  State,  2:30  p.m.   Nov.  5  —  MSU  Moorhead  at  Moorhead,  Minn.,  1  p.m.   Soccer Oct.  15  —Winona  State,  11  a.m.   Oct.  16  —  Upper  Iowa,  1  p.m.   Oct.  22  —  St.  Cloud  State  at  St.  Cloud,  Minn.,  1  p.m.   Oct.23  —  Concordia-­St.  Paul  at  St.  Paul,  Minn.,  1  p.m.   Oct.  29  —  U-­Mary,  12  p.m. Volleyball Oct.  15  —  Mary,  6  p.m.   Oct.  18  —  Mary  Bismarck,  N.D.,  7  p.m.   Oct.  21  —  Wayne  State,  7  p.m.   Oct.  22  —  Augustana,  3  p.m.   Oct.  28  —  Minnesota-­Duluth  at  Duluth,  Minn.,    7  p.m.   Oct.  29  —  Bemidji  State  at  Bemidji,  Minn.,  3  p.m.  

Men  and  Women  Cross  Country Oct.  22  —  NSIC  Championships  at  Ponderosa  Golf       Course,  Hawley,  Minn.   Swimming Oct.  14  —  MSU  Moorhead  Dual,  6:00  p.m. Men’s  Basketball Oct.  30  —  Northern  Iowa  (Exhibition)  at  Cedar  Falls,       Iowa   Nov.  1  —  Purdue  (Exhibition)  at  West  Lafayette,       Ind.   Nov.  2  –  Butler  at  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  7  p.m.  (EST)

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Gypsy  Day  keeps  everyone  on  their  toes Liz  Zappa Co-­Editor


he  Toga  Dance  took   place  Monday,  Oct.   3rd,   in   the   Student   Center.   Students   draped   themselves   in   sheets   of   all  colors  and  showed  up  ready   to  party  the  night  away  Ancient   Rome-­style.   It   was   a   night   of   I   Came,  I  Saw,  I  DANCED. Lunch   for   a   Buck,   the   ideal   event   for   anyone   looking   for   cheap   but   delicious   food,   took   place   on   Oct.   4.   It   consisted   of   Walking   Tacos,   cookies   and   lemonade.  Students  and  faculty   alike  took  advantage  of  the  gor-­ geous   weather   to   picnic   on   the   Campus   Green,   either   at   tables   or  on  the  soft  grass. The   Coronation   and   another   dance  was  on  Oct.  6.  See  pg.  1   for   more   information   on   coro-­ nation.  Also,  see  pg.  8  for  cov-­ erage  from  the  hypnotist  on  Oct.   7th.   The  Gypsy  Day  Parade  start-­ ed  at  9  a.m.  on  Saturday,  Oct.  8.   The  two-­hour  parade,  one  of  the   biggest   in   Gypsy   Day   history,   slowly   worked   its   way   down   Main   Street   despite   the   clouds   and   cold.   Floats   entries   came   from  NSU  residence  halls,  NSU  

clubs  and   organizations,   local   businesses,  area  politicians,  and   anyone   else   in   the   community   looking   to   share   in   the   Gypsy   Day  spirit.  Kids  and  adults  alike   collected   candy,   drink   cozies,   pencils,  miniature  footballs  and   À\HUV ¿OOLQJ WKHLU EDJV ZLWK goodies.  

The  homecoming   game   against   the   Augustana   Vikings   started   at   2:30   p.m.,   preceded   by   tailgating   and   fun   activities   for   kids   and   adults.   The   park-­ ing   lots   were   full,   the   stands   were   packed,   and   everyone’s   hopes   were   high.   Halftime   entertainment   came   from   the  

NSU  Marching   Wolves   and   the   Northern   High-­ lights.   Fans   were   kept   on   their   feet   and   cheering   for   al-­ most   the   entire   game,   thrilled   at   the   fact   that   the   Wolves   were   winning   from   the   start.   Even   when   the   Vikings   pulled   ahead   in   the   very   last   min-­ ute  of  the  game   and   narrowly   snagged   the   win,   NSU   fans   were  not  dispir-­ ited.   The   game   had   been   excit-­ ing,   the   music   upbeat,   and   the   atmosphere   lively.  There  was  little  more  one   could  ask  for  on  Gypsy  Day.   Later   that   night   everything   was   okayed   for   the   Burning   of   the   “N.�   It   took   place   behind   Jerde   at   approximately   8   p.m.   Gypsy   Day   Queen   Kaili  Aiono   and  Marshal  Paul  Moneke  were  

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honored  with   the   chance   to   light  the  giant  “N.�  The  burning   was  accompanied  by  free  food,   s’mores,  and  music  for  dancing.   To   sum   up   the   busy   week   of   activity   week,   NSU   and   the   Aberdeen   community   came,   saw,  and  conquered  Gypsy  Day   2011.  (Photos  by  Liz  Zappa)

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to o h P y e v r Su Where  is  one  of  the  most  com-­ mon   sightings   for   hauntings   on  the  NSU  campus? —  Rita  Zappa

“Krikac  Auditorium.  One   time  I  was  singing  up  there   DQG,VDZDZKLWHÂżJXUHWKDW moved  towards  the  stairs  and   then  disappeared.â€? Cory  Niles,  senior,   Gettysburg

“In  JFAC  the  ghost  named   Gido  plays  the  piano,  and  it   is  really  spooky  to  practice   late  at  night  there.� Michelle  Monroe,  senior,   Pierre

“Krikac.  I’ve  heard  that   there’s  a  shadow  of  a  person   sitting  in  one  of  the  chairs  on   stage.� Jocelyn  Blaire,  freshmen,   Jamestown,  N.D.  

³7KH¿UVWÀRRULQ%ULVFRH There  are  claw  marks  on  the   ceiling.� Larissa  Buchholz,  junior,   Tripp

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