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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Vol. 86 No. 25

SGA votes against subcommittee to investigate bicameral legislature, research will continue by ANNE BUIE Senior News Reporter

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he Student Government Association (SGA) voted Tuesday to oppose a bill that would have established a subcommittee to analyze the effectiveness of SGA and start researching the feasibility of a bicameral legislature. There were 24 nays, 17 ayes and six abstentions. Newland Hall Senator Steven Hatley wrote the bill and

Tommy Ratliff sponsored it in the capacity of his position as director of campus outreach. The two said they aren’t deterred by initial response to the bill. “This is a little bit of a blow in the process, but it’s definitely not the end by any means,” Ratliff said. If SGA decided to make the switch to a bicameral legislature, the additional governing body would consist of representatives from clubs and organizations. Hatley and Ratliff will continue researching the possibil-

ity of a bicameral legislature and plan to form a non-SGAsponsored committee to get more students’ input. “Just because the subcommittee isn’t going to be recognized by SGA now that the bill hasn’t been passed doesn’t prevent us from doing research to entertain the idea of bicameral legislature,” Ratliff said. Ratliff said he believed general confusion about the bill’s effects led to SGA’s decision to oppose it. see SGA, page 2

Literary arts magazine celebrates online edition

Senior graphic design major, Editor-in-chief Laura Taylor

Senior theatre arts major Kat Chaffin

Senior theatre arts major Kat Chaffin plays an original piece at the release party of The Peel Literary Arts Magazine’s Fall Online Edition in Crossroads Café Wednesday evening. The release party included student poetry and prose readings, music performances and artwork displays. To view this semester’s showcase of literature and visual art visit thepeel.appstate.edu.

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Senior philosophy major, Poetry Chair – Jordan Gray

Interfratenity, Panhellenic councils elect new leadership for 2012 terms

NPHC to replace leadership team at end of spring semester by CATHERINE HAITHCOCK News Reporter

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC) recently chose new presidents for the 2012 term. Sophomore political science major Emily Oswalt was elected PHC president Nov. 16 and junior business management major Jonathon Sommer was elected IFC president Nov. 23. The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) operates under a different schedule and will elect a new president in April, said Kyle Jordan, assistant director for fraternity and sorority life. Oswalt, who replaced 2011

President Emily Young, said her new position is “bigger than” her involvement in her own organization, Alpha Omicron Pi. “It’s the love for the community and the love for the fraternity and if PHC doesn’t work correctly, my fraternity can’t work correctly,” Oswalt said. “So I feel like I’ve been called to a greater service.” Oswalt is the first member of Appalachian’s Alpha Omicron Pi chapter to be elected PHC president and served as her organization’s delegate to the PHC in 2011. She said her main goal is to educate the PHC as a whole. “That will bring empowerment, because if every member is

educated, that will help educate those that are not within our community,” she said. As IFC president, Sommer said he hopes to bridge the gap between the fraternity and sorority and community and the rest of campus. “We’re trying to definitely improve community relations,” said Sommer, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. “We expect to have at least two IFC-led community service projects next year.” The IFC’s 2011 president, Stuart Moore, worked with Sommer on the council this year. “He is very well qualified and is one of the most intellectual guys I have been around, when it comes to the organization and

Photo courtesy of Emily Oswalt

Photo courtesy of Jonathon Sommer

Emily Oswalt, newly elected PHC president

Jonathon Sommer, newly elected IFC president

running of meetings,” Moore said. “He knows what has been done and what is on the plate of the organization as a whole.” The IFC completed its election process Dec. 7 and expects to hold its transitional meeting Saturday. The PHC held its transitional meeting, an opportunity for outgoing officers to brief incoming

officials of their duties and obligations, Dec. 6. Both councils are required to uphold the national guidelines of the North American Interfraternity Council and the National Panhellenic Council. Presidents will hold their positions until December 2012, at which time they can run for reelection.

SGA amends election bylaws, hopes to prevent ambiguity by HANK SHELL News Editor

by ANNE BUIE Senior News Reporter

The Student Government Association (SGA) voted to amend its election bylaws Tuesday. Changes included measures to assess the validity of campaign violations, the clarification of what constitutes campaign staff and a briefer election process. “A lot of it is not necessarily stuff the average student is going to see, but our hope is that what the student body will see is an election that will be run more fairly and more efficiently,” said Bobby Lee, chair of the election bylaw review committee. Last year’s SGA election led to a total of nine judicial hearings in six nights, most of which resulted from somewhat ambiguous election bylaws. Starting next year, all campaign staff members will be required to sign contracts promising to adhere to the election bylaws and confirming that they are representing a given ticket in an official capacity, Lee said. Multiple hearings were hin-

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2012 SGA Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections • February 20 – 24 – declaration period • February 27 – election policy and procedure meeting • February 28 – March 18– limited campaigning period • March 19, 12:00 a.m. – campaigning period begins • March 20 – presidential and vice-presidential debate • March 23, 8:00 a.m. – voting period begins • March 28, 8:00 a.m. – voting period ends **Winner will be announced March 28, no later than 5:00 p.m.

***If necessary: • March 29, 8:00a.m. – runoff period begins • April 2, 8:00 a.m. – runoff period ends • Winner will be announced April 2, no later than 5:00 p.m.

dered last year by the inability to confirm whether certain people were in fact campaign staff members. “There was a pretty clear need to define that further,” Lee said. SGA also voted to shorten the election process to one month. During the bylaw review process, senators expressed concerns over the length of the election process, Lee said. Senators said it was “mentally and emotionally taxing” for those involved.

“We still want to give students enough time to get informed about the tickets and what they stand for so they can have an informed opinion, but not so much that it’s just dragging it out and testing everyone’s patience,” he said. The non-campaigning period that precedes campaigning was also changed to a limited-campaigning period. During this period, while candidates build their platforms, they

Source: Student Government Association

are allowed to say that they are running for office with the stipulation that they do not use any campaign materials, Director of Legislative Operations Eric Barnes said. In the past, candidates have not been allowed to state that they are running while building their platforms through discourse with students. “It will be new, trying not to write violations for people actually saying they’re running this year,” Barnes said “I think it’s a huge

benefit.” Overall, SGA President Lauren Estes said she was pleased with the bylaw amendments. “I think because of those corrections we will have a less vague statute and because of that we will have less judicial board hearings and less confusion on what the statutes actually mean,” Estes said. “I think that will benefit the elections process because everybody will be on the same page.”

A story in the Thursday, Dec. 1 issue of The Appalachian, headlined “Campus commemorates student’s life after death in Spain,” inaccurately reported information about the use of funds being raised by SAGA and INTAPP in memory of former Appalachian State University student Landon Hill. Funds raised by the two organizations will support the Landon Hill Study Abroad Memorial Scholarship. The Appalachian apologizes for the error.


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Students take their own Facebook privacy lightly, FTC doesn’t by REBECCA GITLEN

The FTC complaint lists a number of instances in which Facebook allegedly made promises it didn’t keep:

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sentenced Facebook to 20 years of biannual audits for sharing information users had deemed private Nov. 29. The FTC alleged that Facebook engaged in “unfair and deceptive” practices regarding users’ privacy, according to an FTC news release. But many Appalachian State University students didn’t express strong feelings about Facebook’s breach of privacy. “We just talked about this in one of my classes and no one was surprised their information wasn’t safe before,” said Jack Plexico, senior communications and business management major. “We just click through user contracts and don’t really look at what we’re getting into.” The nature of Facebook is what makes this privacy breach different, said sophomore Chelsey Hanna, president of the undergraduate chapter of the Net Impact club. “Our generation uses Facebook to put our lives in the limelight,” Hanna said. “People aren’t respecting their own privacy anyway.” In a post on the Facebook Blog the day of the FTC agreement, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg agreed that Facebook is a tool for sharing information and that users deserve complete control over how that information is shared. “I’m the first to admit that we’ve made a bunch of mistakes,” Zuckerberg said. The FTC’s goal is to ensure that Facebook doesn’t make further deceptive privacy claims and begins getting user permission before sharing information, according to the news

• In December 2009, Facebook changed its website so certain information users may have designated as private – such as their friends list – was made public. They didn’t warn users that this change was coming, or get their approval in advance. • Facebook announced that third-party apps users installed would have access only to user information they needed to operate. In fact, the apps could access nearly all of users’ personal data – data the apps didn’t need. • Facebook told users they could restrict sharing of data to limited audiences – for example with “friends only.” In fact, selecting “friends only” did not prevent their information from being shared with third-party applications. • Facebook had a “verified apps” program and claimed it certified the security of participating apps, though it did not. • Facebook promised users that it would not share personal information with advertisers, though it did. • Facebook claimed that when users deactivated or deleted their accounts, their photos and videos would be inaccessible. But Facebook allowed access to the content, even after users had deactivated or deleted their accounts. • Facebook claimed it complied with the U.S.- EU Safe Harbor Framework that governs data transfer between the U.S. and the European Union, though it did not. Source: Federal Trade Commission report

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Tech Support’s duplex printing initiative looks to reduce costs by MADISON FISLER Intern News Reporter

Starting this spring, Appalachian State University’s Technology Support Services (TSS) hopes to implement a new duplex printing initiative in the hopes of saving paper and cutting costs. In most of the printing stations around campus, the default printer settings will be set to double-sided (duplex) printing, though single-sided printing will remain an option, university relations officer Sara Brown said. “The current amount of paper that the university uses in a year could stretch from California and back,” said James Shook, supervisor of the TSS walk-in center. “Overall, it’s just a great way for the university to save resources and money.” The Student Government Association (SGA) is currently working with TSS and the Office of Sustainability to complete approval of the initiative. SGA is currently working to survey students about the issue and hopes to have the student body vote on the initiative by the second or third week of the spring semester, said James Cox, SGA’s

director of international and environmental affairs. “It’s a really good program that will save money and, at the same time, promotes sustainability at the university,” Cox said. “It not only cuts unnecessary spending but raises environmental awareness as well, by cutting out simple expenses that we may not think about.” Appalachian currently spends $50,555 on Pharos printing each year, TSS Director Tom Van Gilder said. This total is divided between $30,382 for paper and $19,232 for toner and does not include licensing and maintenance labor costs. “Currently, the university uses 20 million pieces of paper every year,” Van Gilder said. “We are working to save 700,000 pieces of paper and cut costs by $10,000.” Other North Carolina universities have already implemented a duplex printing policy. UNC-Chapel Hill, Western Carolina University and UNC-Charlotte have all switched to the duplex printing default to save money and resources. “This is a good start,” Van Gilder said. “We may never be able to be a paperless society, but we can at least use less paper.”

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Continued from page 1 Living Learning Center Senator Maddie Short said she understood the bill but still voted and debated against it. “I just felt like the addition of a sub-committee wouldn’t have done anything,” Short said. “It wouldn’t really change or add anything to the powers we have as senators. You don’t need a piece of legislation to research, it isn’t necessary.” Hatley said he encourages anyone to join the subcommittee. “Whoever wants to work on the team is more than welcome to come and help and show their interest,” he said. “Even if they’re against it, they can come and give their reasons why.”

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Social networking builds community by CASEY SUGLIA Intern Lifestyles Reporter

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or today’s college students, social networking has been a way of life for years. And increasingly, more and more Appalachian State University students are using sites like Facebook and Twitter to bond over the ups, downs and unique quirks of life in Boone. Many of those connections take place through two Facebook pages, “You know you go to Appalachian State when…” and “App State Memes,” and one Twitter handle, @AppGirlProblemz. The oldest of the three, “You know you go to Appalachian State when…” was created by a former student, Ashley Elizabeth Ziegler, who wanted disconnected students to know they weren’t alone. “I was honestly just really, really lonely and at a spot where I really didn’t have anybody I could call or be friends with at school,” Ziegler said. “I kind of wanted to create a page where people could feel that sense of community.” The group was created in De-

cember of 2010, but didn’t gain many members until this August. Ziegler, who left Appalachian last spring and is now attending Valencia Community College in Orlando and working part-time at Disney World, said she wishes the page was popular during her time at Appalachian. “To me, the Facebook group represents the fact that we are a community of Mountaineers,” Ziegler said. The group also helps students make strong connections based on common interests, freshman computer science major Nicholas Jabbour said. “Because we all go to the same school, there’s an instant common ground,” Jabbour said. “Imagine joining an internet forum on your favorite band, movie or video game and there’s a sense of community already. Imagine just how much larger and tighter-knit the community feels when it’s grounded in the literal geographical location of an institute of education.” Students are also taking to Twitter to vent about frigid classrooms,

You know you go to App when… • You are somewhat of an outcast for not going to football games. Or rather wearing any sort of spirit that day. • You go to class without shoes and no one judges you. • You cross your fingers during every snow storm that your professor lives on an icy hill somewhere up the mountain • A freshman says they live in Gardner and you give them sympathy • You dig your car out of the snow using whatever you can find (I used a Frisbee) Source: facebook.com/groups/140813342640322

unflattering winter coats and other “App girl problemz.” A student who hopes to remain anonymous created the Twitter handle in question, @AppGirlProblemz, in October. The account now has 627 followers and has inspired girls across campus to share their own stories of Appalachian life through the hashtag #appgirlproblemz. On Monday, another social networking group was added to the mix: the Facebook page “App State Memes,” created by sophomore secondary education major Laurie

Pope. Less than 36 hours after its inception, the page had garnered over 2,000 “likes.” The page tailors popular memes – most spread across the internet through sites like 4chan.org and reddit.com – to Appalachian. “People like what they know,” Pope said. “Students at other schools will not necessarily get the humor of pages like ‘App State Memes’ and ‘You know you went to App State when.’ That’s what people value – what they can relate to on a closely personal level.”

Appalachian photographers talk Instagram, other apps by EMMALEE ZUPO Lifestyles Reporter

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Journalism major Emily McDonald uses the Instagram app on her iPhone to snap photos of friends and trips, but she said she wouldn’t use it to take professional photos.

Anyone who spends time on social networks may have noticed a new trend popping up in their news feeds: filtered photos from applications like Instagram. The application is having an effect on photography and photojournalism for members of Appalachian State University’s photography department, as well as other individuals who practice professional photography. Instagram, named in homage of Kodak’s Instamatic and Polaroid cameras, is a free iPhone application that allows users to take photos, apply one of 16 filters and instantly upload their shots to social media sites like Flickr, Facebook and Twitter. Other platforms, like Android and Blackberry, offer similar photo apps. Senior journalism major Emily McDonald attributes the success of the apps to the easy, streamlined nature of smartphone cameras. “When the transition from film to digital happened, people got obsessed with instant gratification,” McDonald said. “With the quality of the cameras coming out on iPhones and smartphones, having such high megapixels is making that instant gratification even quicker.” McDonald, who’s also enrolled in photography courses, said she uses the app for personal photos – and that there’s a “bold line between being cool and being professional.” McDonald said she’d never consider doing professional work with her smartphone – although she did win a photo contest sponsored by Urban Outfitters after submitting Instagram photos. Chip Williams, assistant professor of technology and environmental design, said smartphones and photo apps make photography more accessible. “Citizen journalism is having a strong impact on the newspaper world,” Williams said. “If you want to classify photojournalism as part of the commercial aspect of photography, then yes, that aspect is having a huge effect on just the accessibility of the gear. When digital hit, the Nikon 1D was the first camera body – four megapixels and it was $6,000.” Junior communication studies major Katie Casella said the apps’ ability to integrate with social media helps individuals initiate their own newsgathering, rather than relying on mainstream media. “With Instagram and other applications like it, mostly it comes down to the trending topics,” said Casella, who cited Occupy Wall Street as an example. “I think when you can look up information that way and get it at such a rapid pace, it takes back that right to be exposed to whatever you want to be exposed to.”

King Street shop helps beer, wine makers buy local The brewing process

by RYAN NAGY Senior Lifestyles Reporter

Local beer and wine brewers will no longer have to travel far for brewing supplies, thanks to the addition of a new home brew supply shop in the downtown area. Appalachian Homebrewing Supply opened Friday, Nov. 25 on the corner of King Street and Straight Street. The shop’s owner, Isabel Pastrana, moved from St. Petersburg, Fla. to Boone with her family Aug. 9. She’s been brewing beer for the last eight years and making wine for the last two. Before the store opened, the closest brewing supply store was in Asheville – and Pastrana said local brewers have already expressed their appreciation. “It is the most exciting thing to happen to local home brewers,” she said. “Now they don’t have to wait two weeks or drive 97 miles to get their supplies.” Appalachian alumnus Seth Hewitt has been brewing beer for the last four years and visited the shop within its first week of business. He said having a store two blocks away from his Park Street home will help him gain valuable experience. “Having a supply store within walking distance of my house means whenever I want to brew, I can,” he said. “I can wheel my wagon down from my house, fill it up and go right back.”

• One day to brew • 10 to 14 days to ferment • Keg and drink immediately, or bottle and wait for two to three weeks Source: Isabel Pastrana and Seth Hewitt

Hewitt is currently employed at Appalachian State University’s Ivory Tower Brewery and hopes to open his own brewery in the future. Senior Jack Plexico, who usually buys supplies in Raleigh or Atlanta, said he’s had trouble finding advanced ingredients. The new King Street store will help Plexico and other brewers access a variety of materials, he said. “It’s definitely a fantastic opportunity. If you really want to take brewing to the next level, you have to be able to experiment with unique ingredients and try things that no one has done before,” said Plexico, senior business management-entrepreneurship and communication studies double

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Isabel Pastrana, owner of Appalachian Homebrewing Supply, talks about the demand for brewing services in Boone.

major. Appalachian Homebrewing Supply carries 36 kinds of hops, 34 different grains, a variety of refrigerated and non-refrigerated yeasts and ingredients like grape skins for wine makers. The store also features a recipe book with 35 recipes for different styles of beer. Pastrana said she plans to add an additional 65 recipes over the next few weeks. Pastrana said her store opens up endless possibilities for any level of expertise. “You can take these recipes and tweak them however you like,” she said. “So 65 can actually turn into 6,000.”

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Required class reading sparks student action by EMMALEE ZUPO Lifestyles Reporter

For Meredith Morgoch, Neil Postman’s “Amusing Ourselves to Death” was the first assigned reading that ever compelled her to take action. “When I read it, it just grabbed me,” said Morgoch, a senior public relations major. “I can’t give a better reason than that his words spoke to me. I thought everyone should read this book.” Morgoch created a Facebook page titled “Postman’s Cause” to educate others about the concept of the book and encourage them to embrace its message, which largely centers on media consumption and oversaturation. Now, Postman’s son Andrew is subscribed to the page, which has gained 141 “friends” in two months. “Amusing Ourselves to Death,” which is required reading for all students taking Foundations of Human Communication, argues that modern media – particularly television – fosters a society obsessed with entertainment. “Everyone should be knowledgeable about Postman’s message, just so they can question themselves, question their own media habits or consumption and question how they view education, politics and the media,” Morgoch said. Sophomore undecided major Hannah Snyder helps Morgoch run the page. She said they chose Facebook to spread the message because of its accessibility. “We wanted it to be a place where we could reach out to the youth and start spreading our message on a site that we know people are going to look at every day,” Snyder said. “You can post and like topics to get people talking and having intelligent conversations.” Susan Poorman, the professor who taught Morgoch’s Foundations course and assigned Postman’s book, said she’s proud of the senior for her drive. “I think she has incredible initiative and an ability to follow through on her passion, which I think is a good lesson for all us,” Poorman said. “If you’re passionate about something, do something about it.” Now, Morgoch’s main goal is to get the book into high school curriculums – first locally and then nationally. She is currently in contact with Watauga High School Principal Michael Wyant and a student representative about incorporating the text, she said. Morgoch also wants to incorporate a Media Literacy Week into high schools to educate students on how to interpret the media, she said. “I want the youth of America to read this text,” Morgoch said. “Hopefully it will change the way that they communicate and think about the world around them and empower them to take an active role in their culture.” For more information, visit facebook.com/postmanscause.

‘Nutcracker’ brings Christmas tradition, memories to Farthing by MICHAEL BRAGG Lifestyles Editor

Christmas lights, ugly sweaters, mistletoe, fruitcake and the exchanging of gifts are a few holiday customs students miss out on when celebrating Christmas away from home. But students won’t miss out on Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, “The Nutcracker.” For the 14th year, Studio K Dance Workshop will bring “The Nutcracker” to

Farthing Auditorium Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. “It’s the tradition to my children, a lot of the children in this area, myself and the students,” Studio K owner Cay Harkin said. “I really do not remember what Christmas is like without it. It’s just as much of a tradition as putting up my Christmas tree.” For some students – including freshmen exercise science major Tessa Gossett and elementary education major Kimberly

Mccraw – the performance brings back more personal memories. Gossett has performed in her hometown dance studio’s production of “The Nutcracker” multiple times, portraying roles like the Snow Queen and lead role Clara. “Every time I hear ‘The Nutcracker,’ it’s like – oh, where is it? Can I go? It’s something I’m always going to be a part of, whether watching or onstage,” said Gossett, who plans to attend a performance this weekend.

Mccraw, who also plans to attend a weekend performance of the ballet, said her only roles in the holiday ballet were “itty-bitty.” Now though, she enjoys taking in the ballet as a spectator. “It was something to look up to,” she said. “It’s very traditional; and prestigious, that’s the way I’ve always looked at it.” Tickets for “The Nutcracker” at Farthing Auditorium are $8 for children and students and $11 for adults.


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For further information on the Fall season, call 262-2871 or see www. visitingwriters.appstate.edu. To receive Appalachian’s “This Week in the Arts” announcements by email, please contact Appalachian State University’s Office of Multicultural Stuarts-events@appstate.edu. Writers scheduled dent Development presents the 26th annualare: Dr.Novelist Martin Mary Doria Russell, “The Sparrow,” “A Thread Grace,” with and Luther King Jr. Commemoration with “An of Evening “Doc,” speak at 7:30Jan. p.m.24, Thursday the Table Rock Angelawill Davis” Tuesday, 2012, atin7 p.m. in Farthing Room of Plemmons Student A Craft Talk: Writing Auditorium. This event is freeUnion. and open to the public. Historical Fiction will be held from 3:30 until 4:45 p.m. in Davis, renowned political activist and scholar, is the author the Table Rock Room. of eight books. She has lectured throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and South America. Self and Others Group: Issues commonly Understanding addressed vary from depression, relationship conIn recent years, a persistent themeanxiety, of Davis’ work has been cerns, self-esteem, issues of associated family conflict abuse, etc. the range of social problems withorincarceration Students who want tocriminalization resolve specific as well as and the generalized ofconcerns those communities those seeking personalbygrowth are welcome. This can be that are most affected poverty and racial discrimination. aThrough good time get peers’ on various issues, hertoactivism andperspectives her scholarship during the last and to recognize thatbeen you involved are not alone. Four groups decades, Davis has in the nation’s questare for available: Mondays 1:00-2:30; Tuessocial justice. Her work as an Tuesdays educator –2:00-3:30; both at the unidays 2-3:30 Students Tuesdays versity level (Freshmen/Transfer and in the larger public sphereonly) – emphasizes 3:30-5:00; Wednesdays 3:00-4:30. the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial and gender equality. Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Therapy Group: This group will present an opportunity for gay, lesbian, Diversity and bisexual inHer appearance is part of the university’s Lecture dividuals to explore life challenges. It will provide a safe Series and is co-sponsored by Appalachian’s Office of environment which to address a variety of issues Multicultural in Student Development, Department of (e.g., Govcoming spirituality, family relationships, depression, selfernmentout, and Justice Studies, Women’s Studies Program, esteem, Goalsand of the group include: Office ofabuse, Equityetc.). Diversity Compliance, and reducing Arts and isolation, finding support and making changes. Two groups Cultural Affairs. are available: Time/Day to be determined (Contact Carol For additional information, contactorAugusto Peña, interim O’Saben or Sheri Clark: 262-3180 osabencl@appstate. director of multicultural student development, at 828-262edu or clarksl@appstate.edu). 6252 or email penaae@appstate.edu. Painful Pasts, Promising Futures Group: This group is designed for those who have experienced traumatic events in theirstudent lives oratwho come from backgrounds in which they Each Appalachian State University has an official did not feel safe. Members will learn how their past experico-curricular transcript. Involvement, leadership positions, ences and their biology are affecting their lives now. More on-campus employment, awards, leadership programs etc. importantly, what to do www.sdr.appstate.edu about it! Members will can be listedthey on will the learn transcript. Visit learn insights their patterns in Start relationships to seeimportant what your optionsabout are for involvement. building and to better manage yourskills experiences today. their emotions and relationships. Thursdays 3:30-5:00. (Contact Amber Lyda for more information: lydaam@appstate.edu). The Center for Student Involvement and Leadership is availTransgender Therapy Group: This group is similar to the able for advising appointments. Schedule a time today to talk “Understanding Self and Others” group in that a variety of with a professional in the office to determine your best plan issues will be explored in a safe and supportive environof action. Get out, meet people and make a difference. Call ment. Some of the issues will be unique to gender-variant 262-6252, or visit the CSIL website at www.csil.appstate. students. of the group include: reducing isolation, edu, drop Goals by Room #219 for more information. finding support and making changes. Time/Day to be determined (Contact Sheri Clark for more information: 262-3180 or clarksl@appstate.edu). Understanding Self and Others Group: Issues commonly addressed vary from depression, conWISE Women, Image, & Self anxiety, Esteem:relationship This group is cerns, self-esteem, issuesinterested of family conflict or abuse, etc. designed for any woman in changing how she Students who want to resolve specific as welland as values herself. If you’d like to feel betterconcerns about yourself those seeking personal growthfood are welcome. This can be less controlled by appearance, and what others think, a good time to be getfor peers’ on various issues, this group may you. perspectives Thursdays 1-2:30 p.m. (Contact and to recognize that you not alone. Four groups are Denise Lovin: 262-3180 orare lovindm@appstate.edu). available: Mondays 1:00-2:30; Tuesdays 2:00-3:30; TuesAn to Mindfulness Group: Mindfulness daysIntroduction 2-3:30 (Freshmen/Transfer Students only) Tuesdays involves stepping out of “auto-pilot” reactions and learning 3:30-5:00; Wednesdays 3:00-4:30. to pay more attention to our present experiences. ActiviGay/Lesbian/Bisexual Therapy Group: This group will ties in this group will help participants cultivate a mindful present an for gay, and bisexual inapproach to opportunity their lives, which canlesbian, decrease stress, create dividuals to exploreand lifeallow challenges. provide safe emotional balance, a personIttowill take actionsamore environment in values. which to address 3:30-5:00 a variety of issues Chris (e.g., in line with their Thursdays (Contact coming out, spirituality, family relationships, depression, selfHogan: 262-3180 or hogancj@appstate.edu). esteem, abuse, etc.). Goals of the group include: reducing To get started with a Counseling Center group, come to the isolation, finding support and making changes. Two groups Counseling Center duringtoWalk-In Clinic, call 262-3180 or are available: Time/Day be determined (Contact Carol visit the website for more information at www.counseling. O’Saben or Sheri Clark: 262-3180 or osabencl@appstate. appstate.edu. If you are interested in group but these times edu or clarksl@appstate.edu). do not work for you, please get in touch with Chris Carden Painful Pasts, Promising Futures Group: This group is at 262-3180 or cardendc@appstate.edu. designed for those who have experienced traumatic events in their lives or who come from backgrounds in which they did notexplore feel safe. howhere theirtopast experiCome theMembers resourceswill onlearn campus assist you ences and their planning biology are their lives now. More with your career andaffecting job searching needs. Is choos-

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Did W. youH.know that most students begin considering their The Plemmons Leadership Medallion, named in honor options NOWH.for Fall 2012who housing? to getpresiyour of Dr. William Plemmons served In as order the second preferences (location, cost, roommates, amenities, etc.) you dent of the University from 1955 to 1969, was established should begin of now, UniversityState Housing, the Office of Offby an action thetoo. Appalachian University Board of Campus Community andcreated the Student Legal Clinic Trustees in 1996. TheRelations, award was to recognize the have partnered to help the process and timeline by time, energy, skills, andexplain commitment of students, faculty, offering a 60-minute program called “Find Your Match!” to student development educators and staff who exceed their walk students through the process of exploring housing oppeers in providing leadership that enriches the quality of stutionslife andand securing housing for Fall 2012. The program will dent advances the education of students. Students include issuesemployees related to both on- andtooff-campus and university are invited nominate ahousing, student including timelines and procedures for obtaining housing, or university employee for this award. Nominations may cost, location, utilities, contracts, roommate choices, etc. be made in the following categories: A student leader who To register “Find Your Match,” go above to www.offcampus. has providedfordistinguished leadership that of other appstate.edu. Allaprograms take place inEducator the Watauga River student leaders; Student Development within the Room inof Plemmons Student Union, Noon toleadership 1 p.m. on Division Student Development for from meritorious thehis following dates:toJan. 18,the 19,quality 23, 24,ofFeb. 1 andlife 3.and For in or her work enrich student more information about on-campus housing, contactmeritoriUniverlearning; a member of the faculty who has provided sity Housing at through 828-262-6111 or visit housing.appstate.edu. ous leadership his or her work with student clubs or For more information off-campus organizations, or workabout that enriches thehousing quality resources, of student contact the Office of Off-Campus Community Relations at life and learning outside the classroom; and an employee 828-262-8284 visit University offcampus.appstate.edu. of Appalachianor State who has provided meritorious leadership that has significantly enriched the quality of student life and learning outside of the classroom. The The W. H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion, named in honor process for selecting recipients will be as follows: A seven of Dr. William H. Plemmons who served as the second presiperson committee appointed by the Chancellor will solicit dent of the University from 1955 to 1969, was established and review nominations and recommend recipients of the W. by an action of the Appalachian State University Board of H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion to the Chancellor who Trustees in 1996. The award was created to recognize the will submit the recommendations to the Board of Trustees time, energy, skills, and commitment of students, faculty, for their review and approval; the committee will screen student development educators and staff who exceed their the nominations and seek relevant supporting information peers in providing leadership that enriches the quality of stuconcerning nominees chosen for further consideration; this dent life and advances the education of students. Students process will take place annually and leadership medallions and university employees are invited to nominate a student will be awarded during the Fall Semester Convocation. It or university employee for this award. Nominations may is understood that the medallion is intended to recognize be made in the following categories: A student leader who meritorious leadership and may not be awarded each has provided distinguished leadership above that of other year; nominations for this award will be accepted through student leaders; a Student Development Educator within the Wednesday, Dec. 14, by the Office of the Vice Chancellor Division of Student Development for meritorious leadership for Student Development. Nominations should be submitted in his or her work to enrich the quality of student life and electronically by using this link http://plemmonsmedallion. learning; a member of the faculty who has provided meritoriappstate.edu/index.php?module=plm. For additional inforous leadership through his or her work with student clubs or mation, please contact Dino DiBernardi, Chair of the W. H. organizations, or work that enriches the quality of student Plemmons Medallion Committee, at 262-2060 or visit our life and learning outside the classroom; and an employee website at www.plemmonsmedallion.appstate.edu. of Appalachian State University who has provided merito-

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rious leadership has significantly enriched the quality Summer inthatSpain for ASU credit of student life and learning outside of the classroom. The ASU Summer in Spain is seeking applicants for its 2012

Division of Student Development Program. Enjoy Madrid, one of the European process for selecting recipients willmost be asvibrant follows: A seven cities, studying the Spanish andwill culture. personwhile committee appointed by thelanguage Chancellor solicit Travel throughout Spainand from May 29 to recipients June 28, and earn and review nominations recommend of the W. 6H.ASU credits.Leadership It is time toMedallion think about Summer! It is who not Plemmons to the Chancellor to too the joinrecommendations us! The program includes a wide range of willearly submit to the Board of Trustees activities students explore the of the for their for review and to approval; the contrasts committee will country screen and its cultures with support of Spanish host families, the nominations and the seek relevant supporting information ASU and local professors. We for offer morning classes, orgaconcerning nominees chosen further consideration; this nized andwill individual evenings activities, day andmedallions weekend process take place annually and leadership trips (Toledo, Segovia, an extensive excursionIt will be awarded duringCórdoba…), the Fall Semester Convocation. to northern mountainous region is of intended León… Came to an is understood that the medallion to recognize information at 6 and p.m. may todaynot in Room 505 Sanford meritoriousmeeting leadership be awarded each Hall. details go to year;For nominations forinternational.appstate.edu/education/ this award will be accepted through aoep/Spain_DFLL_S12 Dr.the Benito del Pliego Wednesday, Dec. 14, byor thecontact Office of Vice Chancellor at (828) 262 2306;beoffice 525, fordelpliegob@appstate.edu; Student Development. Nominations should submitted Sanford Hall. by using this link http://plemmonsmedallion. electronically appstate.edu/index.php?module=plm. For additional information, please contact Dino DiBernardi, Chair of the W. H. On Thursday, Dec. 8, Committee, advanced fiction students Plemmons Medallion at 262-2060 orwill visitread our from their along with creative writing students from website at work, www.plemmonsmedallion.appstate.edu. Watauga High School, in Crossroads Coffeehouse in the Plemmons Student Union beginning at 6 p.m. As part of their Capstone the Appalachian studentsState mentored the Advanced project, fiction students from Appalachian University high school in creative writing at the highstudents school will read fromstudents their work, along with creative writing and the Watauga County Public Library. Coffeehouse in fromatWatauga High School, in Crossroads the Plemmons Student Union beginning at 6 p.m. today. As part of their Capstone project, the Appalachian students Maciej Kautz, “Let’sstudents talk international” radio show, mentored the host high of school in creative writing at is an event Friday at 5 p.m.County in the Public Great Library. Hall of theholding high school and at the Watauga the Living Learning Center to summarize 15 shows and to thank his guests. To find out more, visit http://www. facebook.com/letstalk530 Maciej Kautz, host of “Let’sand talkhttp://www.facebook.com/ international” radio show, events/212082895534995. is holding an event Friday at 5 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Living Learning Center to summarize 15 shows and to thank his guests. To find out more, visit http://www. The ASU English Club is hosting a book drive now through facebook.com/letstalk530 and http://www.facebook.com/ Dec. 9. Donate your books to Books4Cause. Books4Cause events/212082895534995. sells one of every four books donated to raise money for non-profit organizations. All other books are sent to Africa Thenon-profit ASU English Club of is hosting a book drive through via partners Books4Cause. Drop now off books in Dec. 9. Donate books to on Books4Cause. Books4Cause collection boxesyour located both the second floor of Sanford sells(near one of every four books to raise money for Hall main entrance) and donated in the International Hallway non-profit organizations. All other books are sentAlltobooks Africa of the Student Union (near the recycling bins). via non-profit partners of Books4Cause. Drop off books in welcome! collection boxes located both on the second floor of Sanford Hall (near main entrance) and in the International Hallway Commuters riding AppalCart in the Town ofbins). Boone drivof the Student Union (near the recycling Allorbooks ers following certain buses have seen a water conservation welcome! message thanks to graphic design students in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University. Commuters riding AppalCart in the Town of Boone or drivPosters urging town residents to cut their shower time by ers following certain buses have seen a water conservation two minutes and save five gallons of water have been on message thanks to graphic design students in the Departthe back of two buses that travel routes frequently used ment of Art at Appalachian State University. by students. Posters urging town residents to cut their shower time by Students in Dr. Marilyn Smith’s Idea Lab came up with the two minutes and save five gallons of water have been on concept and design for the water conservation project, the back of two buses that travel routes frequently used which was funded by a Sustainability Arts Grant from the by students. university’s Sustainability Council. Students in Dr. Marilyn Smith’s Idea Lab came up with the Smith is a professor of graphic design in the Department concept and design for the water conservation project, of Art. Her “Idea Lab” is a junior-level graphic design studio which was funded by a Sustainability Arts Grant from the that providesSustainability students withCouncil. the opportunity to be immersed university’s in the creative design process. Course topics include inSmith is amethodologies, professor of graphic in thevisualization, Department novation design design processes, of Art. Her “Idea is a junior-level graphic design studio prototyping and Lab” testing. Students participate in a project that provides students to with the opportunity to be immersed from initial conception completion. in the creative design process. Course topics include inDuring spring semester, students met with Town of novationthe methodologies, design processes, visualization, Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson to learn about the town’s prototyping and testing. Students participate in a project major issues related to water availability and existing from initial conception to completion. campaigns to save water. They discovered a lack of public During the or spring semester, met with Town of awareness concern over thestudents issue and decided to raise Booneawareness Mayor Loretta Clawson to learn abouttothe town’s public about water use and ways conserve major issues related to water availability the town’s water resources through bannersand on existing the Apcampaigns to save water. They a lack public palCart buses that are seen by discovered students and the of general awareness or concern over the issue and decided to raise public as well. public awareness about water use and ways to conserve Members the Idea Lab were Natalie Anthony, Steven the town’sofwater resources through banners on the ApDeFoliart, Annathat Fletcher, Kenby Grier, Jennifer Martha palCart buses are seen students andIgel, the general Moye, Shay Shakleton, Jenna Slawson and Laura Taylor. public as well.

Creative writing students to read

Creative writing students to read

Let’s Talk International event Friday

Let’s Talk International event Friday

ASU English Club hosts book drive

ASU English Club hosts book drive

Art students conserving water

Art students conserving water

Student Development takes camp Members of the Idea Lab were Natalie Anthony, Steven DeFoliart, of Anna Fletcher, Ken will Grier, Jennifer Igel, Martha Operation Camp Broadstone transition to Appalachian Moye,University’s Shay Shakleton, Slawson and Laura Taylor. State OfficeJenna of Student Development and its University Recreation division beginning in January 2012.

Winter craft sale set for Friday

The facility in Valle Crucis has been The 55-acre Winter outdoor Craft Sale willlocated be held at Katherine Harper operated the university’s Conferenceparking and Camp Hall this by Friday, 9 a.m. to Office 3 p.m.ofAccessible for Services year-round outdoor centerDeck with this eventasis aavailable in the Riversadventure Street Parking summer camp programs The allow next door. Parking is freefor foryouth. the first 30 change minutes,will and adthe university to expand its outdoor recreation offerings to ditional time is available for a modest per hour fee. Items students and the university by current and former craft community. enrichment instructors, as well as workBroadstone created byhas students willimportant be available purchase, “Camp been an part for of the univerincluding beautiful functional baskets, quilts, sity since 1961 and and this merger withpottery, University Recreation jewelry, and to woodworking. All number items will be offered, will allowglass, the facility serve a greater of students in all at very attractive prices. the future,” said Cindy Wallace, vice chancellor for student development.

OWS celebration set for Dec. 10

A reduction funds that supported operationabout of Camp An evening in ofstate celebration, music and information the Broadstone led to the new operational model for the local, national and international Occupy Wall Streetfacility, moveuniversity With the Student transition,Union’s the university ment will officials be held said. in Plemmons Linville will expand its use of the property for its freshmen Falls Room at Appalachian State University Dec. orienta10 from tion and enhance its partnership with other areas 7-10programs p.m. on campus that offer programming to students, including The eventprograms. is sponsored by the Anthropology Society, a academic student club on campus. Featured music will be provided by “We plan to expandSea, University Recreation’s partnership with the band Inverted a Boone-based group consisting of the recreation management program the Department of Jeremiah Brown, Jason Burch, EverettinThomas and guests. Health, Leisure and Exercise Science to use property The band is a consciously eclectic group that the is dedicated as an outdoor learning lab and will explore ways to partner to expanding musical IQ. with the Department of Biology and Department of Geology There will on bepossible short multi-media presentations aboutsaid the and others academic uses of the property,” Occupy Wall Street Movement, an opportunity for members Joe Carter, director of University Recreation. of the local Occupy Boone Movement and attendees to Carter said his department expand its outdoorabout recspeak also out on issues, as well as will educational material reation opportunities forproblems students the by developing the movement and the movement campsites is trying to on the property provide students with camping close address. Therethat willwill also be information about how to get to campus and in a safe setting. involved locally. Camp Broadstone andopen Outdoor Programs, The event is free and to the public. which is part of University Recreation, will continue to provide challenge In October, Occupy wasclimbing formed in response to the courses through theBoone camp’s tower and ropes call fromtoOccupy Street “take action andthe form groups course faculty,Wall staff and to students. While summer in the spirit program of direct democracy.” The gifted local movement has enrichment for academically youth that had sponsored several forums and peaceful been held at Camp Broadstone will bedemonstrations discontinued, and the is planning additional events. university offers severaleducational campus-based summer enrichment programs youth, including forensic science For more for information about thea local group, go tocamp, www. forensic anthropology camp, and language and facebook.com/OccupyBoone anda Russian to www.occupyboone. culture camp, among wordpress.com/. For others. information about the national and international movement, go to www.occupywallst.org and Visit www.conferences-camps.appstate.edu/youth.php for awww.occupytogether.org. list of these campus-based summer offerings.


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JAKE AMBERG

December 8, 2011 •

Michael Bragg If the American people thought the Patriotic Act was unnerving and controversial, wait until they hear about the latest blow to their rights. The Senate recently passed the National Defense Authorization Act 93-7. The act will hand the military power to detain suspected terrorists indefinitely, according to forbes. com. What separates this from

the Patriot Act is the right it gives the government to issue indefinite detention to American citizens, so long as the government considers them a suspected terrorist. The senators responsible for this provocative bill are Democratic Senator Carl Levin of Michigan and Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona. This law contradicts a citizen’s right to fair trial (Sixth Amendment) and can even go as far as to contradict the right to free speech in the First Amendment, since the military could be able to detain a person who presents and expresses themselves in a suspicious manner. Fortunately, this law still has to go by the president before it is enacted. Presi-

dent Obama has said he will veto the National Defense Authorization Act if the final revision on his desk includes the militaristic empowerment described above, according to suntimes.com. This law is in no way a matter of partisan politics. Ninety-three of 100 senators chose to violate the rights and privacy of the American people by supporting this bill. These men and women, elected by the nation to protect and represent us, are bringing back a modernday McCarthyism, where suspicion and doubt trump dignity and trust. Americans should have the right to habeas corpus and the due process of law. The United States should

not resort to taking these rights away under the false perception of protecting its people. President Obama and Bush before him believe in not only protecting the rights of the people but in leeway toward protecting and giving fair trial to terror suspects, according to suntimes.com. The greatest thing Obama can do for the American people right now is to veto the National Defense Authorization Act and protect them from an unfair militaristic law that the Senate believes is best for the people.

Bragg, a sophomore journalism major from Lillington, is the lifestyles editor.

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Quote Of The Day “It’s the love for the community and the love for the fraternity and if PHC doesn’t work correctly, my fraternity can’t work correctly,” Oswalt said. “So I feel like I’ve been called to a greater service. ” Emily Oswalt 2012 Panhellenic Council President

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Waiting list unfair to transfer students The electronic waiting list now offered to students during the registration period is only beneficial to freshmen. The new system allows students to sign up for a waiting list when classes have reached capacity. But the waiting list will make it tougher for transfer students to enroll or to change their schedules around. While transfer students are trying to create their schedules, they will have to put the classes on the waiting list. For me, transferring to Appalachian State University was really smooth, but the new waiting list option will make the whole process complicated. Transfer students do not create their schedules until you are actually at the University and have met with an academic counselor. Understanding that I could approach my professor to be added to a class was the best. But now that the waiting list is open, transfer students will be at the bottom. For students who are already worried about what will transfer in and what will be counted, a new worry has been added – will the classes I need even be open? I can understand some aspects of the waiting list. Students already registered for 18 hours can still sign up on the list, waiting to receive an email and have the option to drop another class and register for the one they were waiting for. What I really disagree with is freshmen receiving priority over transfer students. Individuals on the waiting list should be prioritized according to the number of hours they’ve earned – right now, the list is first come-first serve. And at the end of the day, the waiting list isn’t a real solution. Appalachian State University needs to open more seats for each section. The waiting list was just put into action for spring 2012 registration, so the jury’s out on how successful it will be. But it shouldn’t give freshmen priority over transfer students and it doesn’t solve the real problem at hand – the lack of class availability. Tempest Alexander Senior communication studies major

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Staff Opinion

University should move beyond 9 to 5 Meghan Frick I’ve had one consistent problem this semester: my schedule has forced me to work late into the night. And past a certain point, there isn’t anywhere to go. The library closes at 2 a.m. The west side Market is locked up by midnight. We’re kicked out of our student union office at 11 p.m. and Central Dining Hall is shuttered by 10:30 p.m. Many other services students need – like Health

Services or the Career Development Center – close by 5 p.m. As students, we’re operating on an entirely different schedule than this university. For most of the world, 9 to 5 works. It makes sense for other large institutions to work mainly on that accepted schedule. But it makes absolutely no sense for a university, where most recipients of service are tied up in class from 9 to 5 and are in desperate need of services later in the night. I know very few people who are awake at 7:30 a.m. when the library opens. But I’m pretty sure everyone I’ve ever met would be grateful for just one or two more hours after the 2 a.m.

closing time. I think the main reason these concerns aren’t taken seriously is the assumption that college students stay up late out of recklessness, or because they’re terrible at time management. I don’t think that’s the case. Most of us are balancing a huge load of classes, jobs and internships – one that grows each year as our job prospects diminish and even more effort is required. Sure, our social lives are part of that as well. I’m not going to say that none of my limited free time is spent with my friends. But that’s because social interaction is an absolutely crucial part of life – it’s not something to throw in if I have time after everything is done.

At the end of the day, I don’t think the average college student is capable of operating on a strictly 9 to 5 schedule, or even 9 to 10. What follows is simple – the university shouldn’t either. It’s not a selfish demand. Adjusting hours to better reflect usage would help the university save funds it so obviously needs to save. Instead of having offices open at 8 a.m. when no one is using them, open a little later and stay open at night. There’s absolutely no reason to cling to a system that isn’t working – and this one isn’t.

Frick, a senior public relations major from Columbia, S.C., is the associate editor for editorial content.


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Upset bid falls short for men’s basketball by JAKE AMBERG Sports Editor

Appalachian State gave Big-10 opponent Minnesota an upset scare Tuesday night, tying the game at 52 apiece with just over five minutes to go. But ultimately, ASU fell 70-54 in its second double-digit loss in a row. The Mountaineers (4-4) hung around with the Gophers (9-1) for the first 35 minutes. Thanks to Omar Carter’s three-pointer late in the game, ASU had a legitimate chance of pulling off the upset. “There are definitely no moral victories, but I thought we took a huge step today,” head coach Jason Capel said. “We got better today. We had the right mindset today. If we bring this effort, this trust in one another, the rest of the year, there are going to be a lot of happier locker rooms to come.” Carter echoed Capel’s sentiments.

“We’re not a team where one guy can come in and have a spectacular night and carry us,” Carter said. “We’ve all got to dial in. We’ve just got to get better. I’m not happy and we’re not happy, but we’re encouraged as a team.” But Minnesota ended the game on an 18-4 run, thanks to 7-7 free throw shooting. Carter finished with a Mountaineer-high 18 points on 5-11 shooting. The Mountaineers gave Minnesota all they could handle through the first half, cutting the Gophers’ 10-point lead down to just two, thanks to guard Rodney Milum’s barrage of 3-pointers. Milum sank three 3-pointers in the final four minutes of the first half to pull ASU to just a bucket away from the lead. Milum hit four 3-pointers in the first half and scored a careerhigh 16 points on 50 percent shooting. “We came out hard and it started at the bench in the first five minutes of the game,” Milum said. “Everybody was into it. Everybody was encouraging each other and we played as a team.

Omar led us – he was talking to us and encouraging us to do whatever it was to win but our intensity kept us in the game.” Minnesota was led by forward Rodney Williams, who dominated ASU inside scoring 18 points on 80 percent shooting and recording five blocks. His presence on defense affected Appalachian’s Andre Williamson, who had a lackluster game, scoring just two points while failing to make a shot from the floor. Still, Coach Capel was pleased with his team’s effort in the post, especially with senior Ike Butts, and believes this team is heading in the right direction. “We matured tonight,” Capel said. “It’s a young ball club with seven new guys. We have guys who had some shots that they just didn’t make. We battled and we competed for 37 minutes and we put some fear into those guys.” Appalachian will attempt to avenge its Nov. 19 loss to East Tennessee State Saturday, at 2 p.m. in the Holmes Convocation Center.

Lady Mountaineer defense too much for Western Carolina by TYLER WOOD Sports Reporter

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ppalachian State women’s basketball (6-1, 2-0) pushed its recent winning streak to six games Monday, beating Western Carolina (4-5, 0-2) 82-46. Junior Courtney Freeman led the Apps in scoring with 18 points, grabbing 10 to record her second double-double of the season. “We worked really hard in practice this week on rebounding,” Courtney Freeman said. “I knew coming into tonight’s game that I needed to do a better job of rebounding for my team.” Courtney Freeman’s energy on the backboards did not go unnoticed by her coach. “Courtney had her best game of the season,” head coach Darcie Vincent said. “She’s had big nights rebounding and scoring before, but her energy level tonight was just phenomenal.” Appalachian ran out to an early 15-4 lead with 9:16 left in the first half, on the back of a three-point shot from Katie Mallow. The swarming Lady Mountaineer defense held the Catamounts to just 25 percent (5-20) shooting in the first half, eventually taking a 32-18 advantage into the locker room at halftime. “Our defensive pressure has been really good,” Coach Vincent said. “We pushed the ball on makes and misses and were able to get to the tempo we wanted to play at.” The second half was similar to the first 20 minutes: the Catamounts were continually forced into turnovers and bad shots. Freshman guard Mallow came off the bench to provide 14 points in 18 minutes. Mallow’s role has steadily increased throughout the season and Coach Vincent is happy to see the freshman expanding her game. “Katie hit some outside shots, but she really played well defensively,” Vincent said. Junior forward Anna Freeman pulled off her typical all-around game, bringing in 12 points, four steals and two blocks for the Lady Mountaineers. ASU forced 31 turnovers and held the Catamounts to 27.5 percent shooting for the game. Each of the 10 Mountaineers who played scored at least three points and all played for at least 13 minutes. “Everybody is really starting to understand their role and what we are asking of them,” Coach Vincent said. Appalachian will travel to Asheville to play its next game in the Asheville Collegiate Basketball Invitational Saturday at 4:30 p.m. “I think it’s a great opportunity for our team to play in this Big South/SoCon tournament that they’re starting,” Coach Vincent said. “It’s our last hoorah and we need to go down there and beat Asheville and feel good about ourselves heading into the main part of our schedule.”

Date Sat, Sep 01 Sat, Sep 08 Sat, Sep 15 Sat, Sep 22 Sat, Sep 29 Sat, Oct 06 Sat, Oct 13 Sat, Oct 20 Sat, Oct 27 Sat, Nov 03 Sat, Nov 10

Opponent MONTANA East Carolina THE CITADEL * Chattanooga * COASTAL CAROLINA ELON * Samford * WOFFORD * Western Carolina * Georgia Southern * FURMAN *

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Freshman guard Katie Mallow stares down a Georgia Southern defender in Dec. 1 64-45 victory. Mallow had 14 points in the win against the Catamounts

Location BOONE, N.C. at Greenville, N.C. BOONE, N.C. at Chattanooga, Tenn. BOONE, N.C. BOONE, N.C. at Birmingham, Ala. BOONE, N.C. at Cullowhee, N.C. at Statesboro, Ga. BOONE, N.C.

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Wrestling dominates GardnerWebb 41-2 by CHASE ERICKSON Intern Sports Reporter

The Mountaineers looked impressive against a lackluster Gardner-Webb wrestling team, winning nine of 10 matches and finishing the competition with a 41-2 victory Monday in Boiling Springs, N.C. Appalachian (3-1, 1-0) earned its 14th straight win over Southern Conference newcomer GardnerWebb (1-2, 0-1). The Mountaineers hope to continue winning matches as they enter conference play. “The match went really well for our team,” senior Savva Kostis said. “We showed Gardner-Webb that when you join this conference, every match is going to be tough.” ASU’s 125-pounder Tony Gravely set the tone for the evening when he pinned Michael Slaughter just over two minutes into the match. After the 125-pound bout, Gardner-Webb was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and lost one team point as a result. The Mountaineers continued to dominate the competition: Chris Johnson, Mike Kessler, and Savva Kostis all won their bouts by decisions. Then, Chip Powell quickly pinned former NCAA tournament qualifier Alex Medved, giving Appalachian a 22-point lead halfway through the competition. No. 20 Kyle Blevins, 165 pounds, won his match by forfeit. Carter Downs, 174 pounds, earned a 7-4 decision. Appalachian’s only undefeated wrestler, no. 11 Austin Trotman, made quick work of Aaron Maybin in the 184-pound weight class, pinning the foe 2:18 into the match. Paul Weiss, 197 pounds, earned a technical fall. In the evening’s final match, Gardner-Webb finally earned a few points when Justin Kozera won in a 6-3 decision over App’s Brock Durfee. The win was Appalachian’s first conference victory of the season. “I’m happy with where we’re at as a team,” head coach JohnMark Bentley said. “We’re still not where we need to be yet, but we’ve got a lot of time to work on things and we’re going to keep improving.” The Mountaineers will take a road trip this weekend when they face Ohio University Saturday at noon.

Track sprinter Dennis Moore steps out of the blocks for senior season by LEIGH ROBERTS Senior Sports Reporter

Dennis Moore, a senior sprinter on Appalachian’s track and field team, doesn’t have to be a man of many words. After Saturday, he can let his records do the talking. At the Appalachian Invitational last weekend, Moore ran the third-best time in ASU history, with 6.31 seconds in the 55-meter dash. “He is a very talented sprinter,” head coach John Weaver said. “He has improved his strength, which has helped him rise to the level of national prominence to match his talent.” Such success isn’t unusual for Moore. He won freshman of the year honors in the SoCon and has consistently set personal bests in big meets, like a blazing 6.79 seconds on the 60-meter dash in last year’s SoCon Indoor Championship. Moore’s time was good enough for second all-time in ASU history. “As he gets more experience in large NCAA meets, he can be very successful,”

Coach Weaver said. “He just missed competing in the USATF National Championship last year.” Along with those titles, Moore and his 4x100-meter relay team won first in the SoCon Indoor Championship his sophomore year. Now, Moore hopes to continue that success in his senior year. “Now that I’m a senior, I only have one chance,” he said. “It’s not like I’ve got next year or anything like that.” Moore was humble about his season-opening performance, saying he did just “okay.” At the end of the day, Moore sees all of his teammates as competition. “It’s track,” he said. “Anything could happen on any given track meet. All of my teammates are out there pushing me.” Now that the first indoor meet is out of the way, Moore and the team have a month of winter break ahead before competition begins again. “Hopefully, it’ll be a nice vacation,” Moore said. “I won’t be working out too much. I might do a little, but I don’t see myself working out too much.”

Fast Facts

Source: goasu.com

Who: Dennis Moore From: Asheville, N.C. High School: T.C. Roberson PRs Indoor: 1. 55-meter dash: 6.39 seconds 2. 60-meter dash: 6.79 seconds 3. 200-meter dash: 21.62 seconds PRs Outdoor: 1. 100-meter dash: 10.34 seconds 2. 200-meter dash: 20.73 seconds • Set personal best in the 60-meter dash in last year’s Indoor SoCon championship to claim the conference title his junior year. • Won SoCon championship in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes at the Outdoor SoCon Championships his junior year


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