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The NSU Environmental Club will be hosting several Earth Week events starting Monday, April 18th. Look for their on-campus posters for more details about picking up trash, recycling drives, their annual bike ride and other environmentally friendly activities.
Support the NSU Theatre Department by attending “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. Performances will be tonight th rough the 16th, 7:30 p.m. in JFAC’s Black Box Theater. Tickets may be bought at the NSU bookstore for the general public. Free for NSU Students.
The Student Center Gallery will be featuring “Intense Linseed Colors”, the creative work of Lauren Wells, until the 22nd of April. Opening reception April 15th at 7 p.m.
Multicultural Affairs’ annual Flavaz of NSU: tonight at 7 in Jerde Hall’s Cafeteria. Enjoy food, entertainment and educational booths for free.
Volume 109, Issue 9
The voice of NSU students, by NSU students
Speech and Debate team defeats competitors, advances to nationals
Ashley Vincent Editorial Board
here are five members of Northern State University’s Speech and Debate team: Laura Eidsness, senior, Henry, Michaela Fisher, senior, Bismarck, N.D., Matt Maass, junior, Clear Lake, Ben Kraft, junior, Mobridge, and Anne Tingley, junior, Ellsworth Air Force Base, and they are advised by Steven Brunner, NSU Instructor of Speech Communications. These team members have been competing throughout the year at universities across the Midwest. There are several different categories that team members compete in, including: persuasive speaking, dramatic interpretation, dramatic duo, impromptu speaking, and extemporaneous speaking. Northern’s team has done very well this year, with members placing individually at 10 out of 12 tournaments in which they participated. The team was honored to receive first place at the South Dakota Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament held earlier in the semester. The team won the tournament for the first time since 2008.
Brunner, Fisher, Maass, Kraft and Tingley with awards, trophies and plaques earned throughout the forensics season. The team will be headed to nationals later this month. Photo by Ashley Vincent.
Four of the team members - Fisher, Maass, Kraft and Tingley – have qualified for the National Forensics Association Tournament, National which will be held later in April at Illinois State University. To qualify, the students had to place at a regularseason tournament. “I owe a lot of my success this year to the team!” said Tingley, “Sure, we all have to practice individually and make sure our pieces are competition-ready, but without the constant support, feedback and guidance I received
from my teammates and from Steven Brunner, I definitely wouldn't have been able to qualify for NFA (nationals).” “As a team, we all put a lot of work into our events and I think it's paid off,” said Tingley. An even bigger achievement for the team is that two of the members – Fisher and Maass – have qualified for the Interstate Oratorical Association National Contest, which will also be held in April in Harrisburg, Va. This is a huge honor because only two represen-
tatives from each state are sent and this year both of those representatives are from Northern State. “The success that the team saw this year has been really awesome, and this success has brought us closer as a team and allowed us to help each other compete at our best. I couldn't have asked for anything more from this season,” said Maass. Tingley added, “I've never been as proud of any organization I've been a part of as I am of the speech team. It feels amazing to be part of something so successful.”
for discoveries that changed the course of physics, built his solarneutrino detector at the 4850-ft. level. If you want to visit you must contact first. On the second day the
explained their study and procedure to students. Students could look around the science lab and check out some machines used for research. The last place was the mammoth site. This is the
Science Club went to Black Hills State University. Club members met two biology and chemistry professors, who
place where ice age fossils have been found, especially mammoth bones. The location where the bones were found is kept protect-
ed so that people can see the real spot and even the equipment they were using it. This place is not only a national natural landmark but also the largest mammoth research facility in the world. NSU students learned about mammoths’ teeth features. Every mammoth has different teeth characteristics depending on each species, so people can guess the type mammoth based on its distinctive features. After the lecture, Science Club members make mammoth teeth fossils from a cast and tried to distinguish different types of mammoths. The trip was a great learning experience for members of the Science Club. The trip’s advisor was Jon Mitchell, assistant professor of biology.
Science Club heads for the Hills Sulin Kim Student Writer
orthern State U n i v e r s i t y ’s Science Club had a two-day trip to the Black Hills on March 2526. Club members went to South Dakota Science and Technology Authority, Black Hills University and the mammoth site. The members of the club were able to get a lot of information and gained unique experiences from the trip. The SDSTA uses the abandoned mine not only as a laboratory but also to improve safety practices. The SDSTA is located 4,850 feet underground in the Homestake gold mine in Lead, S.D. The famous story is that Dr. Ray Davis, who was awarded the Nobel Prize
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Dr. Art Marmorstein Special to the Exponent
n our history department exit exam, we ask the graduating seniors to name one book they would recommend to all history majors. It’s a question I would find difficult to answer myself: I’d never be able to narrow the list down to just one book! Certainly near the top of my very long list of “must read” books would be Madeleine L’Engle’s “Kairos” series, especially the first book, a Wrinkle in Time. The four books of this series chronicle the struggles of the Murry and O’Keefe families as they battle both cosmic darkness and its manifestations on earth. In the first book, Meg Murry and Calvin O’Keefe travel through space and time to rescue Meg’s dad who has been trapped in one of the darkest of dark places: the planet Camazotz. Camazotz is the bureaucrat’s dream. The planet’s capital is a city where the factories
never close and the machines never stop. The city boasts five poets, one musician, three artists and six sculptors “all perfectly channeled.”
It’s a city where “equality” reigns because everyone is alike, and no one deviates from the rules transmitted from “Central Central Intelligence.” The driving power behind all this is an entity L’Engle identifies only as “IT,” a perfect name for whatever that cosmic power is that wants to obliterate freedom and individual identity. L’Engle echoes here Jewish philosopher Martin Buber’s warnings about the dangers of replacing personal “IThou” relationships with
depersonalized “I-It” relationships—and Buber’s warnings about the terrible crippling of the human spirit in any society governed by impersonal bureaucracies. But instead of expressing these ideas in complicated philosophical language, L’Engle gives us the message in easily understood stories. Beyond this, L’Engle gives us examples of how to fight—and how not to fight—the forces of cosmic darkness. Things like anger and hatred simply won’t work: they play too much into the hands of IT. In terms of knowledge and strength, too, IT often has a great advantage. But, as Meg finally figures out, she can win through the one thing she has that IT doesn’t have: the power of love. Along with this, Meg learns the power of “Naming,” treating even one’s enemies with empathy. So why are these books on my “must read” list? Most of our Northern graduates will be “knowledge workers,” earning their living within either a corporate
or government bureaucracy. They will constantly face the temptation of becoming slaves to IT and forcing others into slavery as well—and they will certainly succumb unless they develop and maintain the “Naming” habit. But how is this to be done? When I was first teaching, an older and wiser teacher told me that the secret to teaching success was to ask a fundamental question: What would it be like to be a student in my class?
Marriages, too, work out much better when both partners constantly ask themselves the question: What would it be like to be married to me? Suppose that everyone involved in a govern-
ment or corporate entity made it standard practice to ask similar questions: What would it be like to have me as a boss? What would it be like to deal with me as a co-worker? Suppose, for instance, that everyone who worked at Northern State University and everyone who made decisions affecting this campus focused on one fundamental question: What would it be like to be a student at Northern? “Be you, be us, be Northern,” says our campus motto. There’s an implied promise here, a promise we should never break. Northern is a place where people are Named. Dr. Art Marmorstein has been teaching introductory Western Civilization classes and upper level courses in ancient history at Northern State University since 1988. Dr. Marmorstein also supervises the social sciences methods class and serves as advisor to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Biographical information courtesy of NSU University Relations.
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Dan Dreher Guest Editor-in-Chief
hen I was f i r s t approach ed to be a guest editor for The Exponent, I couldn’t help but be somewhat reluctant on accepting the opportunity. Like many students can relate to, we all have hectic schedules and this semester it just has been a dangerous balancing act for me between student teaching 140 eighth graders and preparing for my post-NSU life. However, as I begin to look back on my four years here at Northern State University, I realized that the smallest of opportunities that I took advantage of made me who I am today. If I didn’t join Student Association, I wouldn’t be as confident to speak what’s on my mind. If I didn’t join the Rugby club, I wouldn’t have been involved with a dedicated team that I considered to be a second family (hopefully they feel the same way). Being involved with a wide arrange of extra-
curricular activities over the years is without a doubt one of the best decisions I have made for myself. So as I debated on the opportunity of being a guest editor for this issue, I suddenly realized that this would most likely be my last opportunity here.
While it might sound sad, for me I couldn’t ask for a better way to end my life here at Northern State University. If I had to pass down any kind of advice to the rest of the study body, it would be that if you want something to change, take action. For example, I can’t help but notice the tremendous number of students complaining
about life at Northern State University. Simply complaining about it to someone else either in person or through Facebook can only contribute to the spread of negative word of mouth and thus creating an overall negative atmosphere. If anything, take
action for your complaints and go through the correct channels. You would be pleasantly surprised by how easy it can be accomplished if you simply applied a little effort. There are no limits or barriers to how much fun student life could be here at NSU, it’s simply up to each individual to make it their own experience. As I conclude, I just
wanted to say that I particularly proud of what the writers and staff has done for this issue. Within these pages are engaging current stories that directly affects students on a local and global scale. Along with providing good material for you to read, we are also preparing The Exponent for the future. If you haven’t already noticed, The Exponent during this past school year has been available to view online by going to issuu.com/stupub. We are also incorporating QR codes whenever the opportunity arises and becoming more involved in social media (Facebook). These small technology enhancements to the paper will make all the difference in the coming years as more people adapt to new technology like tablets and smart phones. I hope you enjoy this issue just as much as the staff enjoyed creating it. Stay gold, Northern.
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Conflict in Libya hits close to home
Jen Mellette Staff Reporter
n the weeks following the revolution in Egypt, Libya, its next door neighbor also began to rise against its unfair government. Talk and speculation on the conflict has been widespread over all the various channels of media available today, Facebook included. Being in a small rural city in South Dakota, the general population would probably not even notice the situation's impact here until they go to fill up their
gas tanks. Since the conflict has started, gas prices have begun to rise in response to the lack of regular foreign oil that our nation relies on for its fuel. Being a country of free thought and many rights of free will that most take for granted, the opinions held by many are as varied as the people of this country. On our campus, many hold the opinion that we shouldn't bother with Libya but let it take its own natural course like that of Egypt. Yet to the other half of the spec-
trum, that precious victory in Egypt could not have been possible if not for American intervention, even if it was through talks with that nation's government. Packing a one-two
“...It’s a small world after all...” punch of both American-liberty idealisms and dependancy sentiments, our country is once again moved to act and offer help by way of the United Nations. U.N. Coalition forces comprised of British,
Study Abroad: Month four in Europe
Kelli Gill Foreign Correspondent
o much beauty! It is so easy to cover so much area! Last week a couple girlfriends and I took a trip to the European mainland – we flew into Budapest and took the train from Budapest to Vienna, from Vienna to Prague, and flew back home to Manchester. No problem! (With the possible exception of attempting to read slightly baffling train station signs written in Hungarian.) Each city had its own unique beauty and things to experience – the domes in Budapest, the palaces of Vienna, the colorful and lively atmosphere of Prague. That’s not all. My travel plans for my last months in Europe are sim-
French and U.S. forces have been bombing Libya since March 19 enforcing the No-Fly Zone created by U.N. mandate. Talks continue between Libya's leader being opposed, Moammar Gadhafi and the United Nations, as well as with the U.S., Britain, and France. Gadhafi is opposed due to unfair treatment and general oppression of the people of his nation. According to CNN news updates, dated April 4, the current state of the conflict is lulling into a stalemate
ply amazing. There are so many things to see, and they’re all within reach! For now, I’ve been working hard on finishing up my final papers. No exams to worry about, no worksheets or other assignments; papers are all I’m graded on here, so they have to be good! Nine down, one to go! Between the Manchester nightlife and holing myself in my flat for paper writing during the day, I’ve been a busy bee – but four days after my very last deadline, my family is crossing the pond. I’m a wonderful excuse for the family’s first European trip! It will be the perfect end-of-term reward for my diligent paper writing. For now? Back to writing about European politics! Best regards, South Dakota, and I’ll see you in the Fall!
with both Gadhafi loyalists and rebel forces not being able to make decisive movements due to the United Nations No Fly Zone. While this conflict rages on, we will all still continue to feel it's impact with crude oil prices spiking up to $124 per barrel as according to Wall Street news. This conflict is quickly proving the Disney sentiment, "It's a small world after all," where it concerns even our own South Dakota and Northern State University student gas issues.
New members inducted into Northern’s International English Honor Society
Rosa Jundt Staff Reporter
Xi orthern’s Gamma Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta inducted four new members on March 24. Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society with over 755 active chapters located in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. To become a member of Sigma Tau Delta, a candidate must have completed a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English. The candidate must have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English and in general scholarship, must rank at least in the highest 35 percent of his/her class, and must have completed at least
three semesters or five quarters of college course work. Seniors Bobbi Piasecki, Aberdeen, and Rosa Jundt, Eureka, junior Lisa Biegler, Timber Lake, and sophomore Haley Zerr, Aberdeen, were inducted during this ceremony. Other members of the chapter include: President Elizabeth Zappa, senior, St. Paul, Minn., Vice President Kaitlin Awe, junior, Aberdeen, Historian Carl Wobig, junior, Salem, and Secretary Kelli Gill, senior, Yankton. The Faculty Advisor for the chapter is Dr. Elizabeth Haller. These members have received a Sigma Tau Delta pin and cords that they are able to wear at graduation signifying they are members of Sigma Tau Delta. For more information on the honor society, contact Dr. Haller.
Pearson, Duszenko, Dean Mendez, Haller, Whiteley, seated, with current Sigma Tau Delta members. Photo courtesy of Mary Kost.
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“What’s playing in your headphones, Dan Dreher?” e r r i a m Webster Dictionary defines music as a science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity. However, our individual taste in music can never be defined by a dictionary. We all come from different backgrounds in life and were influenced by different genres of music to get us through the day. In this current generation of digital age, we are exposed to practically every kind of music from the major record artists to a starving solo artist who lives in Sierra Leone. In this inaugural article feature, I will open up my music library and share ten songs that I’m currently listening to and it is my hope that in future issues we get new people to share what they are listening to and introduce new music to the student body. 1.) Tallest Man on Earth’s “Burden of Tomorrow.” This acoustic folk song is from Kristian Matsson (who goes under the moniker “Tallest Man on Earth”) and he hails from
Leksand, Sweden. I’ve been playing this song a lot more as of lately due to the uncertainly of my future. It’s a really powerful song and while it’s open for interpretation, I can’t help but think that it’s a song about the constant struggle of believing in a deity. “Burden of Tomorrow” can be found on “The Wild Hunt” album. 2.) Bruce Springsteen’s “Candy’s Room.” Since I hail from New Jersey, I think it would have been a crime if I didn’t include some of the boss in my playlist. The driving beat of the drums in the beginning is enough to send chills down your spine and it’s beautifully written. While the song is about a stripper/prostitute, I find at the core of the song is about the delusion of lust and the fascination of love, which I feel everyone can relate to (if you don’t, then you’re lying to yourself). This song is on the “Darkness on the Edge of Town” album. 3.) Gang Starr’s “Blowin’ Up The Spot.” I don’t know how you feel, but the current hip hop scene in my opinion is garbage. With the introduction of auto-tune and other advancements in technolo-
gy, anyone has the ability to rap (which is a bad thing). However, Gang Starr is a hip-hop duo back from the late 80’s/early ‘90s and it’s clear that they have talent. With its experimentation of fusing other musical genres like jazz, it’s hard not to bob your head a little bit while listening to this song. This song is available on the “Hard to Earn” album. 4.) Bomb the Music Industry’s “Stuff That I Like” which can be found on the “Scrambles” album. Bomb the Music Industry is a DIY hardcore punk/ska band from New York. I find this to be a fun and catchy song about doing what you want to do and not caring about what everyone thinks. As you can tell by the band’s name, they are not fans of the music industry, so all of their material can be found on Quote Unquote records’ web site where you can download all of their albums for free. 5.) Kings Go Forth’s “One Day.” Kings Go Forth is a ten-piece soul band from Milwaukee, Wis., that really brings back that 1970’s feel in music. “One Day” is definitely a good pick-me-up song that re-adjusts your state of mind and it will stick in your head for the rest of the
day. This song can be found on “The Outsiders Are Back” album. 6.) The Strokes’ “Gratisfaction,” which comes off of the recently released “Angles” album. I find this song to be extremely catchy and was definitely influenced by other music artists like Steely Dan and Thin Lizzy. 7.) Patto’s “Hold Me Back.” Patto is a London progressive jazz-rock band from the 1970’s. I can’t help but jam out to this song every time I listen to it and only wish more people knew about this band, even though they only lasted for three years. You are able to find this song on the “Patto” album. 8.) Panteón Rococó’s “Toloache Pa' Mi Negra.” The ska music genre in America has had its up’s and down’s over the past decade; however, in Mexico, the unique music genre is thriving with Panteón Rococó being a major player. The band really knows how to bring life into their songs by incorporating different music genres into each song like rock, punk, salsa, cumbia, mariachi and reggae. You can find this song on the “A La Izquierda De La Tierra” album.
9.) The Black Keys’ “10 A.M. Automatic.” Even with their recent popularity and success, they still know how to make good blues-rock music. Lately, I’ve been playing this song every morning to start my day and it hasn’t lost its charm. This song can be found on the “Rubber Factory” album. 10.) Hypnotic Brass Ensemble’s “Gibbous.” The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a Chicago 9piece brass band that really brings the fire by fusing their jazz skills to a hip-hop sensibility. “Gibbous” is truly hypnotic (pun intended) and since it doesn’t contain any lyrics, the song’s purpose has the ability to morph depending on how I feel at that specific moment. You can find this song on the “Hypnotic Brass Ensemble” album. All of these songs can be purchased from iTunes unless otherwise noted. As you can tell, I have a broad taste in music and I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you think you can come up with a better playlist and want to contribute to this feature, e-mail your music playlist to firstname.lastname@example.org.
O p i n io n autumn, many headlines were questioning whether the U.S. would see 11 percent unemployment. The subsequent fall we have seen in unemployment, down from just above 10 percent to what we're currently at now, will probably be contributed by some, particularly those on the right, to the continuation of tax cuts. The solution then would be to cut taxes more, or at least keep them where they are. The problem with that solution, however, is that Trickle Down Economics is B.S. Tri ckl e-Down Economics theorizes that if you give tax cuts to wealthy Americans, they will spend that money, thus creating more jobs. The sad fact about Trickle Down, however, is that wealthy individuals tend to save more on average, whereas those with less money tend to save less and spend more, thus pumping more money into the economy, creating jobs. The reason that unemployment has dropped under Democrats and
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Stop outsourcing and support small businesses
he ongoing battle in Congress b e t w e e n Republicans and Democrats is eerily similar to a disagreement common in most American households. The right and the left simply can't seem to agree about money, and while this may be of concern to many of us, the stress caused by the disagreements between the two parties in government may pale in comparison to the stress caused by the financial situations of unemployed Americans out there. While the unemployment rate continues to fall, down to 8.8 percent in March, there are still roughly 13.5 million Americans without jobs. The right and left both seem to have largely ignored these Americans while instead pursuing political infighting. However, unemploy-
ment still remains a large issue, and solving the unemployment problem may have far greater implications than trimming fat from the budget. The question is then, what can we do to create jobs? Well, I'm glad I asked myself that question, because I feel I have the answers. Unemployment may be best tackled through trusting the stimulus, ending outsourcing and supporting small business. The Great Recession has been the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression and before entering into it we were at a mere 4.5 percent unemployment rate. While many people will currently blame a formerly Democratic Congress and current President Obama for that dramatic rise in unemployment to 8.8 percent, it's necessary to take a look at where the U.S. has come from to get to this point. The simple fact is, not even as far back as
he labor force is defined as the number of people employed plus the number unemployed but seeking work. The non-labor force includes those who are not looking for work, those who are institutionalized and those serving in the military. If there's one headline indicator that encapsulates everything you need to know about the economy, it's the unemployment rate; and for the last few months, the news has been uncommonly good. In just four months, the unemployment rate has plunged from 9.8 percent to 8.8 percent. That's one of the sharpest short-term declines on record, and it suggests that jobs are rapidly returning and the economy quickly healing. But neither of those things is quite true, and the unemployment rate has become a misleading indi-
cator of the economy's health. If anything, it may now be telling us more about the shifting patterns of work in America, and the new ways people are adjusting to a challenging economy. We may even be returning to habits of a few decades ago, when fewer people worked, incomes were lower, and buying habits were more modest. In the midst of a recession, a lot of unemployed people typically get discouraged because they can't find jobs and give up looking for a while. Once they stop looking for work, they're no longer counted as unemployed or as part of the labor force. Then, as the economy improves, discouraged workers usually start looking for work again, returning to the labor force. Since it takes a while for them to find jobs, they're typically counted as unemployed at first, which drives the unemployment rate up.
Ben Kraft Opinion Columnist
That's not happening this time around. Instead, a surprisingly large number of Americans are choosing not even to look for work, which could be for any number of reasons. Despite some recent hiring, many long-unemployed workers in deeply troubled sectors like construction and certain types of manufacturing may still feel there are no jobs. Others may have gone back to school or committed to life as a homemaker. Some older workers may have retired early, even if that meant living off of a smaller nest-egg and accepting lower living standards. Some families might be getting by with parents who work a combination of part-time, temporary and under-the-table cash jobs instead of one or two full-time jobs. These trends show up in the data in a couple of ways. First, the total labor force, which is the number
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Obama is because of the stimulus that went along with those tax cut extensions. To continue unemployment shrinkage, the U.S. needs to trust the stimulus, not the tax cuts. Unemployment will also continue to shrink if outsourcing can be lessened. Outsourcing takes American jobs and sends them overseas. As far as solving unemployment is concerned, getting outsourced jobs back to the states may be one of the simplest solutions. The reason so many of companies outsource jobs is because not only can they hire cheaper labor overseas but they also receive tax breaks for it. The closing of these tax breaks will lessen the incentive for job outsourcing and hopefully bring jobs back home, or at the very least keep more of them here. Finally, unemployment can be tackled through supporting small business. By giving small businesses extra capital, these businesses will be more likely to hire more workers. These small businesses, like people with less finan-
cial means, are less likely to save and more likely to spend their capital. By spending this capital and hiring more workers, unemployment directly goes down. The newly employed workers now have capital to spend. This capital can go into the economy, creating a positive snowball effect, which leads to more job growth. The unemployment rate has been continually declining for a number of months, and it seems that this is a trend that will continue. The current debacle over finances may continue for weeks, and recently almost lead to various government operations to shut down. However, the economy seems to be recovering thanks to the Obama administration's previous efforts. This recovery will be helped even more by bringing overseas jobs back home and supporting small businesses. Obama's stimulus has worked, and trusting in programs that support small businesses rather than simple tax cuts will only benefit our economy more.
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of working-age people either working or looking for work, has plateaued since 2008, the first time since the end of World War II it has flattened out for more than a few months. Usually the labor force grows even during a recession, if only because the nation's population keeps growing. The labor force has flatlined because the participation rateâ€”which measures the percentage of adults who are working or looking for workâ€”has been falling for more than a decade. In plain English, that means fewer Americans are working, or want to work. And that distorts the meaning of the unemployment rate and other important indicators.
Jason Baker Opinion Columnist
So while many of you are looking for jobs this summer, there are many others in the same position as you. We are blessed to be in this part of the country with five local states coming in the top 11 with the lowest unemployment rates. Number one is North Dakota followed by Nebraska, then South Dakota. Coming in at number seven is Iowa and number eleven is Minnesota. So while the rest of the country is much higher at an average of 9.8 percent, up from 5.8 percent eight years ago, we have a much better chance for getting a job.
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She Said, He Said: Can men and women be “just friends”?
Rosa Jundt Opinion Columnist
t is a question that seems to be one of the most difficult to answer… Can men and women be just friends? Many of you may be thinking, “Well, of course. I have very good friends that are of the opposite sex!” However, I think that having a completely platonic relationship with the opposite sex probably differs based on individual relationships, but for the most part is an impossible concept. In the movie “When Harry Met Sally,” Billy Crystal’s character has a line that sums up just one of the difficulties of men/women friendships: “Men and women can't be friends ... the sex part always gets in the way.” Let’s face it; unless one of the pair is not attracted to the opposite sex, most times sexual attraction leads to hitches in the friendship. It’s just a fact of life and we all know what men have on their minds… and we all know how women have a tendency to let feelings (or what they think are feelings) enter into the picture. I come from a small town, which means that the dating pool was rather shallow – more like the kiddy pool at the water park, actually. As a result, classmates dated other classmates and when the relationship ended there was no avoiding the fact that they were still classmates and would have daily interaction. Many remained friends (as it was very difficult to not be friends
when you only have 22 people in your class), yet there was something always a little bit different with their “friendship,” which became even more apparent when one part of the ex-couple would start dating another person. Needless to say, this situation was awkward (not only for couples and exes, but for the rest of the class as well) and oftentimes, if the two remained close friends, the new girlfriend or
Bryce Mills Opinion Columnist
here are two kinds of people in this world. Scratch that. There are a lot of kinds of people in this world: Guys, girls, college students, hot dog vendors, astronauts, etc. Technically, I don’t think the last one is in this world. Are you still an astronaut if you aren’t in outer space? Anyway, one kind of people in the world is friends (unless you are friends with an astronaut).
said... boyfriend always questioned the ex-couple’s friendship, creating a web of jealousy that put strain on the relationship. Being the girlfriend, I think it is extremely hard to not question the boyfriend’s “girl” friends, especially if he is a close friend with an ex. Women have a tendency to create mountains out of molehills and by doing that, imagine that their significant other is more than friends with their female friends. I’m not saying every woman believes that, but I have seen enough of it in my years to know that it does exist quite frequently.
You can have a lot of friends of varied size and importance, but if you are a guy you can never have a friend that is a girl. This is a strict and important rule for all male-kind to follow. If you’re a guy and thinking, “But look at that girl, she is funny and plays video games and knows the deliciousness that is blue Powerade mixed with Mello Yello. Can I be friends with her?” No, you cannot.
If the girl is cute, we all know that you are actually just trying to “friend” her so that you can eventually make out. People you make out with are not your friends and trying to become friends with someone so you can make out with them is a flawed and insidious plan. Now, if you are looking at a girl and think, “Well, she isn’t really cute. I can be friends with her!” You are wrong again. Any girl you know, you will eventually want to make out with. It really doesn’t matter how ugly this girl is, after a certain amount of time with her you will want her. This is known as the mermaid clock when your friend, a.k.a. ugly girl, goes from being an ugly manatee to a beautiful mermaid you want to make out with. After that, you have one less friend and are just some guy making out with an ugly manatee. One more important girl-friend suggestion for a guy prowling the dating scene (other than never say “prowling the dating scene”), do not EVER try and befriend a hot girl’s ugly friend in order to get a chance with the hot chick. This does not work because of some horrible girl rule that allows the ugly friend to call dibs on you and stop you from ever getting a date with the hottie. Guys should be up-front and go after the hot chick right away. Let your wingman handle the manatees. After all, a guy who will distract a hot chick’s friends so you can talk to her is the only real friend a guy needs.
Campus Calendar Wednesday, April 13 — Math Contest — Intramural Sand VB Captain/Rules Meeting — Spring Play, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, JC Theatre, 7:30 p.m. — Fellowship & Study, 8 - 9 p.m. Thursday, April 14 — InterVarsity Christian Fellowship — CAB Meeting, 5 - 6 p.m. — BSU Meeting, 7 p.m. — Spring Play, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, JC Theatre, 7:30 p.m. — Larry Gavin, Poetry Reading, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 — Spring Play, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, JC Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16 — Spring Play, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, JC Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17 — Choir Concert, JC Theatre, 3 p.m. Monday, April 18 — Faculty Senate Meeting, 3:30 p.m. — NSU AEYC Meeting, 5 p.m. — Concert Band/Small Ensemble Concert, JC Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19
— 24th Annual Student Involvement Awards Banquet — Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship meeting — NSU Lions Club Meeting, 5 - 6 p.m. — Student Association Meeting, 9 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 — Science Club Plant Sale — Teacher Job Fair — Sedar Meal, 8 - 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21 — Science Club Plant Sale — InterVarsity Christian Fellowship — BSU Meeting, 7 p.m. Friday, April 22 — Easter Break - no classes — Easter break - no high school classes with NSU Center for Statewide E-learning Monday, April 25 — Easter Break - no classes — Easter break - no high school classes with NSU Center for Statewide E-learning Tuesday, April 26 — Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship meeting — Student Association Meeting, 9 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 — Year-End Worship, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28
— InterVarsity Christian Fellowship — CAB Meeting, 5 - 6 p.m. — Art Department Film "Basquiat", JC 134, 6 p.m. — BSU Meeting, 7 p.m. — Poetry Class Reading, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 — SEED and ELED 301 Junior Field Experiences End — Artapolooza, Campus Green, 4 - 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30 — Praxis Testing Date — Jazz Swing Dance At the Ward, 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1 — Community Concert, Daniel Narducci, voice, JC Theatre, 4 p.m. Monday, May 2 — Textbook Buyback — Finals Week — Faculty Senate Meeting, 3:30 p.m. — NSU AEYC Meeting, 5 p.m. — End-of-Semester Pancake Feed, 8 - 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 — Textbook Buyback — Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship meeting — Finals Week Thursday, May 5 — Student teaching ends
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Baseball competes in Winona State NSIC tournament
Zachary Anderson Sports Writer
he Northern State University Wolves baseball team has been hard at work, competing in four double headers starting out with Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play against Winona State. The first few innings of the first game were hitless and scoreless for both teams. The third inning would start differently as junior catcher Jose Figueroa, Manati, Puerto Rico, hit a single into center field for the first hit of the game. After he advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and third on an over throw, senior right fielder Michael Cross, Auburn, Wash., was able to get the RBI single to right field. That would be the last hit of the inning for the Wolves, taking them up 10 going into the bottom of the third inning. However, Winona State would strike back, scoring two runs on three hits and taking the lead into the fourth inning 2-1. Northern was able to get into a tie with the warriors after senior first baseman Ronnie S e l l e r s , Heuvelton, N.Y., homered over right putting the score at 2-2. The tie carried through into the tenth inning, when the Warriors were able to get a runner on and then end the game with a homerun over center field, taking a 4-2 win. The Wolves ended the game with four hits, one walk, and Cross getting the loss. With the first game over, the Wolves headed straight into their next matchup. Northern started the game on a low note, going three and out during the first inning and allowing the Warriors to get one run on two hits to take the lead. The Wolves were able to get their first hit of the game in the fourth with junior outfielder/pitcher Zach Miller, Woodinville,
Wash., getting an infield single but could not capitalize. The top of the seventh inning would prove to be the last half inning of the game as the Wolves were able to get one hit, but did not get a man across taking them to their 0-1 defeat. With the loss going to junior pitcher/shortstop Trent Bestland Monticello, Minn., the Wolves had one hit, no base on balls, and three men left on base. Game three would be against Winona as well. The Warriors got one run across on two hits in the second and another two runs in the third, bringing their lead to 3-0. Hoping for a better outcome in the fourth, the Wolves got their first hit of the game, but it was not enough as they went scoreless and the Warriors got another four runs taking the lead to 7-0. Northern had another three and out inning in the fifth inning and were unable to hold the Warriors as they brought their lead to nine after scoring two more runs. The top of the seventh would again be it for the Wolves as they went three and out to finish the game 9-0.
couldn’t score and the Warriors were able to get one man across in the bottom of the first to give them a 1-0 lead. The Warriors scored five in the fifth inning, taking the lead to six. Winona then had some insurance runs in the sixth as they crossed four more men, making the game a double digit game. To end the game, the Wolves would get a walk in the seventh, but could not get the necessary runs and fell 10-0 to the Warriors. Senior pitcher/outfielder Lucas Jung, Aberdeen. got the loss and the rest of the Wolves had four hits, one walk, and five men left on. Getting out of Minnesota, the Wolves headed south to face Wayne State. The Wildcats were the first to score, getting two runs in the bottom of the third. Down two Wolves nothing, the showed great offense with Sellers scoring on a wild pass, Figueroa’s RBI single, an RBI single by junior infield/pitcher Jack Thompson, Coquitlam, B.C., and Miller scoring on bad throws by Wayne State. Up 4-2, Northern would add with another run coming from Sellers’ RBI
Sophomore Taylor pitcher Morsching, Aberdeen, would get the loss while the Wolves had one hit, one man left on base, and no base on balls. Game two of the day would start a little better for the Wolves as they were able to get the first hit of the game, but they
double to score Jung. The bottom of the fifth inning would show a challenge as the Wildcats got two more runs on three hits, taking the score to 54. The sixth inning would start with the Wolves getting two more runs from Cross’ RBI double, scoring Miller, and Jung’s RBI single to score Cross. Still in the sixth, the Wildcats would take their bats and get another run on two hits, which brought the score to 7-5. The seventh inning would show that the Wolves were not done scoring, as they had freshman third base/pitcher Robbie Rocamora, San Marcos, Calif., get a twoRBI single, scoring Sellers and junior first base/catcher Max Myers, Murphys, Calif.
Northern’s defense proved strong as they did not let the Wildcats score in the seventh even with two hits. Northern would take this game 9-5 with sophomore pitcher Sean Winslow, Sheldon, Calif., getting the win and the team having 13 hits, no walks and six runners left on base. Game two for the day would start with Wayne State taking an early 2-0 lead in the bottom half of the first inning. Wayne State would have a detrimental inning to the Wolves in the bottom of the second, scoring 10 runs on only three hits. In the fifth inning the Wildcats extended one more on another hit. NSU would start to fight back as they were able to get one more run from a sacrifice fly to center field by junior outfielder/pitcher Will Fisher, Wolfeboro, N.H., and Thompson scoring. With the comeback hopeful, Northern scored again in the seventh with Myers scoring on an RBI single by junior catcher/third baseman Kelly Coates, Rapid City. With this being the only run in the top half of the inning, the Wolves would fall 13-2. Bestland was charged again with the loss with Northern having seven hits, two walks and four runners left on base. The next day the Wolves would face the Wildcats yet again. Wayne State would pull ahead in the third, getting two men to cross home plate on two hits. Figueroa was able to make sure that the fourth inning was kept interesting, as he had a two-RBI double to left field, scoring Rocamora and Sellers. Miller was able to get the Wolves the go ahead run with a sacrifice fly to center field scoring Figueroa. The Wolves took advantage of wild pitches in the sixth, moving around the bases and eventually Rocamora scoring. With the seventh inning underway, Thompson was able to get an RBI single to score Cross and then later scored with an RBI single by Rocamora.
Figueroa was able to get the third and final run of the half inning, bringing in Sellers with a single to left field. Win number four for the Wolves came with their 7-2 win over the Wildcats. Ending the game, Figueroa’s three hits led the team to ten total hits, four walks, and six men left on base and Jung getting his first win of the season. Game two of the day started out the way the Wolves wanted it, getting hits from Cross with a single, a home run from Sellers to score them both, and a single from Myers to give the Wolves a two-run lead. The bottom half, however, would make it a 2-1 game as the Wildcats got a run on one hit and then three runs across in the second made it a 2-3 game. The top of the third was a three and out while yet again the Wildcats got four more runs across, taking their lead to six. Wayne State was able to get another run in their half of the fourth and three more on three hits and two errors in the fifth. Northern’s sixth would show promise as they were able to get two across thanks to Rocamora scoring on a passed ball and senior catcher Brad Rintoul, Medicine Hat, Alta., crossing on a fielder’s choice to get the ground out. Wayne again would continue as they got another run in the sixth as well as in the seventh while the Wolves were not able to get more than a hit in their half of the seventh. To end the game, the Wolves ended with a score of 4-14 with Miller charged the loss. As a team, the Wolves had nine hits, three walks and left eight men on base. The Wolves got ready to play the University of Mary, but was cancelled for an undisclosed reason. After that, the Wolves faced Augustana and Valley City State, but statistics were unavailable as of press time. Northern’s first home games will be against Minnesota, Crookston on April 16-17 at 12 and 3 p.m. each day.
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Track team competes in first outdoor meet Rugby advances
Zach Anderson Sports Reporter
he Northern State University track teams have been hard at work going to meets on the weekends. The first outdoor meet for both men and women was in Sioux Falls for the Vance Butler Invitational on the second of April. The results were not available, but Northern only took a small part of their team, as not
all were ready yet. The next weekend, the Wolves would head to Orange City, Iowa, for the Red Raiders Multi Events and Invite on that Saturday. Keeping on their schedule, the Wolves would then head to Bismarck, N.D., on Sunday the tenth for the Marauder Open. Up next for the Wolves are the Sioux City Relays in Sioux City, Iowa, on the 15th and 16th and their first home meet on the 30th at the AI Sahli Invitational.
Tennis NSIC record 3-6
Liz Zappa Sports Editor
he tennis team at Northern State University has been hard at work winning matches or making their opponents work hard for their own wins. At the end of February the Lady Wolves took on St. Cloud State and Upper Iowa, falling 27 and 1-8 respectively. Megan Gilbraith, senior, Grand Forks, N.D., made two of the three wins, one against SCSU 7-6, 1-6, 10-7, and one against UIU 0-6, 6-2, 11-9. The other Wolves’ win went to Bridget Henderson, senior, Yankton, who beat her SCSU opponent 6-2, 3-6, 10-2. The Wolves opened up their March competition with a loss against University of MontanaBillings, 1-8, and their first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory, beating University of Mary 7-2. The lone winning Wolf against UMB was Gilbraith with a decisive 6-0, 6-4 victory. The Wolves’ performances against U-Mary were much more impressive, with the only two losses coming from an injury default. NSU winners in doubles were freshman Kaitlyn Wright, Rapid City, and Gilbraith, winning 8-3, and Jamie Golden, sophomore, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Henderson, taking another match, 8-2. For singles, Wright won 6-2, 6-3, Golden won 6-0, 6-2, Jessica DesLauriers, senior, Huron, won 6-1, 6-1, Henderson won 6-0, 6-1, and Gilbraith won 6-0, 6-0. The Lady Wolves wrapped up the month of March with matches against Minnesota State Moorhead and University of Minnesota, Duluth, in Fargo, N.D. They fell in both competitions, losing 3-6 to MSUM and 4-5 to UMD. In the singles against MSUM, Golden won 6-4, 6-0, Henderson
Jason Baker Sports Reporter
he Northern State University Men’s Rugby team has had a bittersweet month. The Outlawz have gone to two different tournaments, winning one and coming up short in the other. The Outlawz traveled to Wayne, Neb., March 25- 27. While competing in the annual Wayne tournament they faced four different teams and extreme conditions on their way to winning the championship. First up was a team they have seen before: Metropolis from Minnesota. The Outlawz played well for their first game of spring, having not set foot outside for practice more than one day since last fall. They were able to beat Metropolis 22-7 to advance in the brackets. The next game for NSU was against a team from Springfield, Miss. Having never faced them before, they came out strong and played fast to make sure they could keep the lead and eventually came out with the win with a score of 26-0, letting them advance and play their next game on Sunday. On the 27 the Outlawz came in strong, wanting to set the pace for the day, with a solid 43-3 win over their opponents from Wisconsin. With this win, they were now playing for the championship against a team they play many times throughout the season, a team from Sioux Falls. Being close rivals, this game meant a lot to both teams. The Outlawz took an early lead and never looked back; with a final score of 24-0 the men’s rugby team won the tournament. The Outlawz had a quick turnaround to get ready for the St. Louis tournament the following
weekend. After a long bus ride, the Outlawz showed up Saturday with high hopes. They first faced Mizzou from Missouri, which showed to be more of a challenge then they had anticipated. The Outlawz seemed to be moving slow and tired off the bat but were able to pull out a 3-0 win. Advancing, the next opponent for the Outlawz was the St. Louis Royals, a team that they will see later in conference. Again the Outlawz were slow out of the gate and struggled to score points. While they manage to keep it a close score, they took their first loss of the spring by losing 3-13. With the loss they had to play a third game that Saturday against the St. Louis Bombers. The Outlawz struggled once again, falling short with a score of 1224, which put them out of the tournament. After the games for the day they decided to pick up a friendly game on Sunday against Metropolis. Wanting to go out on a good note, the Outlawz looked like a different team on Sunday. Facing a fuller and tougher squad than they faced in Wayne, they came out strong and led most of the game. When it came down to the final seconds of the game they couldn’t hold on any longer and ended up losing 26-27 with a final try giving Metropolis the one point lead to end the game. The Outlawz are now taking these next few weeks to put in extra conditioning and lifting to get themselves ready for their next game. The next time they hit the field will be in Austin, Texas, April 30May 2, to compete in the Regional tournament. A win in the top two there will advance them to the next round in Chula Vista, Calif.
won 6-3, 2-6, 11-9, and Gilbraith won 6-3, 7-5. The Wolves were more successful in the doubles against UMD, with Wright and Gilbraith taking a match 8-2 and Golden and Henderson also winning 8-1. In singles, Wright won 6-1, 36, (10-7) and Henderson won 60, 6-0. The month of April started on a rough note for the Wolves when they lost 1-8 to Augustana College. The lone victory came from Golden, who beat her opponent 7-6, (7-5), 6-4. The Wolves made up for this loss by defeating Southwest Minnesota State University, 5-4, with three of those losses to default, before falling to UMD, 2-7. Doubles teams Wright and Gilbraith and Golden and Henderson again proved to be winning pairs against SMSU, taking their victories 9-7 and 8-4 respectively. In singles, Wright won 6-3, 76, (7-5), Golden won 6-4, 6-2, and Gilbraith won 6-1, 6-1. The two wins against UMD came from doubles pair Golden and Henderson, 8-5, and Golden in singles, 6-0, 62. Next for the Wolves was a match against Minnesota, Crookston, which they won 7-2. Statistics were unavailable as of press time. The Wolves also faced Bemidji State, Minnesota State, Winona State and the University of Sioux Falls but results were unavailable as of press time. As of April 8, their record stood at 3-6 in NSIC The Outlawz Rugby team after its victory in Wayne, Neb., in which it defeated four teams to play and 6-8 over- take the championship. Next up is a regional tournament in Austin, Texas. Photo by Jason Baker. all.
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Softball to play Minnesota, Crookston
Zachary Anderson Sports Reporter
eeping hard at work, the Northern State University softball team started out their stretch of games against Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The first inning started well as sophomore catcher Kelsey Robling, Waconia, Minn., getting an RBI sacrifice fly to left field scoring junior infielder Brooke Norris, Fort Collins, Colo., but even with the Wolves scoring first, the Mustangs came back in the bottom of the inning and had three runs across to take the lead. The second inning was not as good for the Wolves as they had no hits, no runs and left one girl on, but they held Morningside to a three and out. The third inning was a quick three and out for the Wolves, but Morningside was able to extend their lead by getting another run across. The fourth inning was good for the Wolves as they had two runs from Robling scoring on an error by an infielder and junior infielder Brittany Huback, Woodbury, Minn., scoring on Norris’ single to left. With those two runs, the Mustangs must have felt the Wolves coming back because they also scored two runs in the fourth. Northern came out in the fifth and went three and out, and unfortunately they could not help from the Mustangs scoring yet another run in the bottom. Northern’s sixth was okay getting one hit, but left the player on base with a double play to end the inning. Morningside would come and score three more runs in the bottom of the sixth and Northern would fall short in the seventh as they went three and out and fell 10-3. Senior pitcher/infielder Kelley Suggs, Vancouver, Wash., got the loss for the Wolves as they had three hits, five walks and left five runners on base. Game two of the day would start in the wrong manner for Northern as they went three and out to start the game, but the defense would show as the Mustangs had only one hit and they were unable to get that player across home plate. The second inning was the same outcome for the Wolves, going three and out, and Morningside would only have a little difference in that they left
two runners on base on one hit again but still remained scoreless. Northern’s third would leave a runner on with no hits, but one error on the Mustangs. Morningside would again get a hit, but would also again get nowhere with it leaving her stranded on base. Inning four for NSU had yet another person left on base, this time due to a walk, but no hits. Morningside would come out in the bottom half and score two runs taking the lead. The fifth was a quick three and out for both Wolves and the Mustangs. The sixth would be a repeat of the fifth as neither team got to their fourth batter of the inning. With Northern down two, they needed to pull through in the seventh, but they would fall just short as they had one hit and one runner left on base, but no runs across. Junior pitcher Kelli Bornander, Lakewood, Wash., would get the 2-0 loss while the Wolves as a whole had one hit, one walk and left three runners on base. After Sioux City, the Wolves headed up to Sioux Falls to take on Augustana College. The Wolves would fall to a quick three and out in the first while the Vikings jumped to a quick 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, getting two girls to cross home. The second inning would be the same fate for the Wolves as they again went three and out, but Augustana was able to add another run to their lead. The third inning for the Wolves was a three and out, but yet again the Vikings extended their lead this time by four runs. The fourth inning, the Wolves would get on the board with an RBI single from junior pitcher/outfielder Rachel South, Bloomington, Minn., scoring Norris. the Unfortunately, Wolves would not be able to stop the Vikings from scoring more runs as they got three more to add to their lead. In the fifth, Northern was able to get a hit, but it was not enough as the Vikings got the 10-1 win. Suggs got the loss while Northern ended with two hits, one walk and two runners left on. Game two against Augustana would start badly for the Wolves again as they went three and out and Augustana was able to get four runs in the bottom of the first. Northern had two hits in the second but
was not able to bring anyone across the plate while in the bottom half of the inning the Vikings scored five more runs. With the Wolves down by nine, junior infielder Whitney Luhring, Bloomington, Minn., was able to get an RBI single, scoring senior infielder Lindsey Cegla, Circle Pines, Minn. With the one run, Northern was able to bring the deficit down one run and also kept the Vikings from scoring in the third inning. Junior outfielder Ashley Gabler, Minnetonka, Minn., started out the fourth with a home run while more runs came thanks to Robling singling to left, scoring Suggs, Cegla scoring on a basesloaded walk and Norris scoring on a single up the gut from South. Now with the score 9-5, Augustana again could not get anyone across the plate even though they had a hit and left two on. Northern’s fifth was a quick three and out, as well as Augustana’s fifth. The sixth inning started with the Wolves getting a walk and then sloppy play by the Vikings allowed her to get around the bases to third and an error allowing a second runner, but neither were able to score while Augustana went three and out. The seventh was the last chance for the Wolves as they got one hit, but they could not do anything with it as they got defeated leaving a runner on, 9-5. Bornander was charged with the loss as the Wolves had 10 hits, five walks and left 11 on base. After Sioux Falls, the Wolves headed down to Wayne, Neb., to take on the Wildcats. With the first inning not going as well as planned, the Wolves went three and out and WSC was able to get the first run and the lead. The second inning was also a three and out, but the Wolves also made it a three and out for the Wildcats. Inning three was yet another three and out, but again Wayne State could not do anything either, also going three and out. Northern’s half of the fourth was not pleasant, going three and out again, but this time WSC would bring in two more runs in the bottom half of the inning. The fifth inning showed no better for the Wolves as they again went three and out, but they were able to hold the Wildcats to no scoring. The sixth was yet another three and out for the Wolves only this time Wayne would get more run support and took the game,
scoring five runs. With the 8-0 loss, freshman pitcher Jordan Florey, Fort Dodge, Iowa, was charged the loss and offensively, Northern had no hits, walks, or runners on base. Game two of the day started like game one for the Wolves, going three and out and Wayne State hitting a two-run homer, taking the early lead. Northern would get their first hit of the day in the second, but unfortunately could not capitalize, leaving her on base. After a three and out in the bottom of the second for the Wildcats, Northern shot back with a sacrifice fly from Norris to score sophomore outfielder Allyson Teclaw, Alexandria, Minn. In the bottom of the third, the Wildcats would get another run to take their lead back to two. The fourth inning would allow the Wolves one hit, but again left her on while Wayne State was not even fortunate for that, going three and out. Northern’s fifth would end with one walk and no hits, runs, or runners left on base.
Wayne State would end their half of the fifth with one hit and two runners on base. Inning six for the Wolves ended with another hit, but also ended with another runner stranded on the bases. Wayne would get a hit, but Northern’s defense was able to get them into a double play, allowing no runs and leaving no runners on base. With the seventh being their last shot, the Wolves fell 3-1, going three and out in the seventh. Sophomore infielder/pitcher Stephanie Horkey, Burnsville, Minn., was charged the loss while Northern had four hits, one walk and left three stranded. Northern was supposed to play Jamestown here in Aberdeen, but it was postponed. The Wolves faced Concordia-St. Paul, St. Cloud and the University of Mary respectively on the 8th, 9th and 12th, but statistics were unavailable as of press time. The next home game for the Wolves will be April 16 against Minnesota, Crookston at 12 and 2 p.m.
Baseball April 14 — Valley City State (DH) at Valley City, N.D., 2 / 5 p.m. April 16 — Minnesota Crookston (DH), 12 / 3 p.m. April 17 — Minnesota Crookston (DH), 12 / 3 p.m. April 20 — Southwest Minnesota State (DH), 2 / 5 p.m. April 22 — Bemidji State (DH) at Bemidji, Minn., 12 / 3 p.m. April 23 — Bemidji State (DH) at Bemidji, Minn., 12 / 3 p.m. April 26 — St. Cloud State (DH) at St. Cloud, Minn., 2 / 5 p.m. April 30 — Concordia - St. Paul (DH) at St. Paul, Minn., 12 / 3 p.m. May 1 — Concordia - St. Paul (DH) at St. Paul, Minn., 12 / 3 p.m. Outdoor Track and Field April 15-16 — Sioux City Relays at Sioux City, Iowa April 19 — Cobber Twilight at Moorhead, Minn. April 25 — SDSU Twilight at Brookings April 29-30 — Drake Relays at Des Moines, Iowa April 29 — Kip Janvrin Open at Indianola, Iowa April 30 — Al Sahli Invitational May1-2 — NSIC Multi Events Softball April 13 — U-Mary (DH) at Bismarck, N.D., 2 / 4 p.m. April 16 — Minnesota, Crookston (DH), 12 / 2 p.m. April 17 — MSU Moorhead (DH), 12 / 2 p.m. April 19 — Bemidji State (DH) at Bemidji, Minn., 12 / 2 p.m. April 22 — Winona State (DH) at Winona, Minn., 12 / 2 p.m. April 23 — Upper Iowa (DH) at Fayette, Iowa, 12 / 2 p.m. April 27 — Minnesota-Duluth (DH) at Duluth, Minn., 1 / 3 p.m. April 30 — Southwest Minnesota State (DH), 12 / 2 p.m. May 1 — Minnesota State (DH), 12 / 2 p.m. Tennis April 16-17 — NSIC Conference Tournament at Minneapolis, Minn.
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Horoscopes: fame beyond your wildest dreams Aries (March 21-April 19) Have you always wanted to start your own band? Is there a type of music you have just always wanted the world to hear? Good news for you, my Aries friend, the stars say it will finally happen. In fact, they say the world is ultimately ready for a reggae/polka/ heavy metal band. You will have fame beyond your wildest dreams. Taurus (April 20-May 20) If you had a bad Valentine’s Day, no fear! This month you will find great love in unexpected places. Be sure to check out homeless shelters, rummage sales in trailer parks, prisons and mental health hospitals for potential love matches. If you had a great Valentine’s Day, be careful. Your luck may soon run out. Gemini (May 21-June 20) The nicer weather means that spring has finally sprung, putting a little extra spring in your step. Make sure to get outside and play some hopscotch and leap frog. Don’t be alarmed though, Tigger, if people look at you funny while you’re skipping around campus. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Your parents will suggest they buy you a trailer house upon graduation. You will find this to be a very good idea as you can then throw a trailer house warming party complete with NASCAR, screaming drunken relatives, broken down lawnmowers in the front lawn and fried chicken. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) This month sibling rivalry will reach new
heights. If you get a 98 percent on a test, your brother or sister will get 101 percent. If you get a promotion to a managerial position, your brother or sister will be promoted to CEO. If you get a canary, they will get a parrot. If you don’t have siblings, I guess you don’t have to worry about it. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The stars have shown me that you will have a very productive month in the form of a massive, mind-blowing shopping spree. You will find treasures you never even dreamed of having. Don’t fear for you bank account though, as this shopping spree will be occurring at The Dollar Tree. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your favorite news anchor will be getting a new job this month in Fairbanks, Alaska, leaving you to find a new T.V. personality to idolize. While your shrine to the current news anchor will be obsolete, do not fret because the replacement will come with merchandise specifically catered to obsessive news fans. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov.21) The position of the moon in its second, third, and seventh position this month will leave you feeling extremely sick. Sick of school! To counteract this feeling, make sure to spend plenty of time outdoors doing productive non-school related activities. Just make sure you go to class; school ain’t over yet! Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec.21) Hot! Hot! Hot! This word is going to play a huge part in your life this month. You are
going to meet hot girls/boys (all already in relationships), have an unfortunate incident with hot coffee, while driving, find yourself dealing with a “hot” car, find that your Dominos pizza is not hot, and find the hot fashions at Wal-Mart. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The stars will be whispering in your ear this month. Pay attention and listen to their tiny voices as they enter your head. Of course, this could just be schizophrenia. Maybe consult a psychiatrist before you follow any of their advice. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) “April showers bring May flowers” has always seemed a little bit of a vague concept for you. Basically it means that the rain in April helps grow flowers that bloom in May. It doesn’t mean that taking showers in April means the Mayflower ship will be docked. Get outside this month and appreciate the beauty of Spring. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Love is in the air for you as you find yourself fascinated by the mating season of the grouse. If you are a female, you will soon hear a melodious, imitation call of the grouse by a man that shares your affection for grouse. If you are a male, you will impress your lady friend with your impression of the mating dance and imitation of a grouse. You will find your soul mate with these nofail techniques.
Super Senior: What to do in Aberdeen before you graduate he weather is warming up, the Twist Cone is now open, and graduation is less than a month away. I cannot even contain my excitement when I think about that glorious day on May 7. However, as it gets closer I keep thinking of the things I have yet to do to finish my list of “What To Do in Aberdeen Before You Graduate.” Here’s the list…. “Completed” List — Get some ice cream at the Twist Cone. — Volunteer at the Humane Society. Not only are you doing something nice for a nonprofit organization, but you get to play with animals! — Go to Chicken on a Stick on Thursday nights at Lagers. Yum… Sweet Chili and Honey Mustard, my favorite. — Wings at Shenanigans on Wednesday nights. — Wings at the Circus on Monday nights. — Wings anywhere. — Go skating at Skate-Away. Honestly, it’s a lot of fun. Especially when your friends fall down and you play skate limbo with 3rd graders… — Go ice-skating either at the Expo or that outdoor rink by the Salvation Army. Like Skate Away, it’s hilarious when your friends fall down. — Get a group of friends together and get your bowl on at Village Bowl. Even better if it is Cosmic bowling. — Once 21, karaoke at the Zoo on Wednesday nights and Shenanigans on Sunday
nights. It’s a lot of fun to hear your friends sing like idiots. — Go to an NSU play production. Even if you aren’t into theater, I think it should be required as a duty to school to make it to one. — Attend a Gypsy Days football game and parade. — Attend the I Hate Winter activities and basketball game. — Visit Storybook Land and take the same pictures that everyone else takes and post to Facebook. — Have breakfast at Sammy’s in downtown Aberdeen. — Go to the Great Aberdeen Pig Out music festival. — Join a gym or play city-league sports. — Get some friends together, make or buy some picnic food, and go to one of the parks and have a picnic. Bring a Frisbee or baseball mitts and toss a ball around. “To Be Completed” List — Visit the Dacotah Prairie Museum and learn more about Aberdeen and South Dakota. I mean, I did come to college to actually learn something. — Go to the Water Park. Uh, this will not be happening I believe. — Rollerblade at Wylie Park. This probably won’t be happening either, as I believe that Wylie Park doesn’t open until later in May. — Golf on any of the golf courses. — Get a burger at Big Fella’s. Attend a class at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center (ARCC). — Go to every restaurant in Aberdeen at
least once. I think I only have Big Fella’s left actually…I better get on that this month. Now I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but this is the list that I have compiled throughout my five-year tenure here at Northern State University. I hope that everyone will try some of the things on my list, especially when you’re feeling that there is just “nothing to do” in Aberdeen. I have only a few things left on my list and while some of them won’t happen before graduation due to it being too early yet, but I am going to try my hardest to get them done so I feel like I have the full college experience!
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“I would die to see Carrie Underwood” Jaymi Leingang, senior, Mandan, N.D.
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