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F R E E OCTOBER 28, 2010

When Halloween costumes go wrong


Guys and gals debate soul mates




Broncos hope win impresses BCS




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And the tides turn After almost being diagnosed herself, Nicole Ankendbrandt begins cancer research Gabrielle Brandini Journalist

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Dr. Cheryl Jorcyk examines cultures under a microscope in her lab Tuesday. Jorcyk was recently awarded a $600,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for her research into cancer and the protein Oncostatin M.

The search for a cure

Cheryl Jorcyk squints into the nature of one tiny cancer cell protein Samantha Royce Journalist

Boise State biology professor Dr. Cheryl Jorcyk is studying Oncostatin M (OSM), a protein produced by breast cancer cells. Jorcyk believes that OSM may promote metastasis, the spread of cancer from its origin to another part of the body. She is studying the spread of breast cancer from breast to bone. “If our hypothesis is true ... then we would work on developing a targeted therapy to block Oncostatin M as a way to decrease cancer metastasis to the bone,” Jorcyk said. A breast cancer tumor can be removed via surgery. But Jorcyk says it’s the metastasis that can be the real issue. The spread of cancer to bone isn’t studied as much as the spread of cancer to other areas. Jorcyk said bone is the most common place to where breast cancer spreads. OSM actually inhibits breast cancer cell growth. But at the same time it helps cancer spread to the bone and other parts of the body. Normally OSM is made by cells of the immune system and is important in inflammation but there is evidence chronic inflammation leads to cancer. Jorcyk’s research focuses on manipulating breast cancer cell lines so they make either more or less OSM. In order to treat the spread of OSM the

A & Q Q: How did you first get involved in cancer research? Answer: I actually first got involved when I was 19 years old. I lived in Maryland near the National Institutes of Health. And when I was in

cancerous tumor would be removed. Then the patient would be treated with the therapy to block the metastasis. “So the final to take a neutralizing antibody and see if we can block Oncostatin M’s receptor on the cell surface and that way we can keep (OSM) from binding to its receptor,” Jorcyk said. Several students and post-doctoral researchers are assisting Jorcyk in her efforts. They are conducting the research in a lab in the Science and Nursing Building. Jorcyk has received two research grants for her work with OSM and breast cancer metastasis to bone. The American Cancer Society granted her $720,000 in August 2009 and Susan G. Komen for the Cure granted her $600,000 this past spring. She was expecting to get only one of the grants but was happy when they gave her both after she changed her research aims slightly to include a translational approach or an animal-to-human model of research. Jorcyk said she is pleased to be working with her team of students and other researchers on the project. “I have just great people in the lab and their working together is what’s going to solve this,” Jorcyk said. “(The grants) allow you to get the money but it’s really doing the work that makes the difference.”

Jorcyk talks inspiration, getting involved, students college, after my freshman year, I life-guarded like I had in high school and (my parents) were like, “Well you need to stop life-guarding and get a job that has to do with you major,” which was biology. So I got a summer position after my sophomore year at the National Institutes of Health and it turned out to be in the National Cancer Institute. Q: How did you become interested in breast

cancer research? A: Most of my work when I did my postdoc work...was back at the National Cancer Institute. And I worked in a lab that developed a mouse model of prostate cancer in males but it turned out the females also got breast cancer. So I kind of left that lab...with a little bit of background in breast cancer and then when I moved to Boise I worked with people at the VA and they were working

on Oncostatin M, but they were working on it in breast cancer so over a couple years I slowly transitioned to breast. Q: Were you inspired by anyone who had breast cancer? A: No...I care more about it because I’m a female and it does affect like, one in eight women...I mean, I know people who have died from it and everything but that’s not how I got started.

When Nicole Ankenbrandt was a child, she was almost diagnosed with leukemia. She was only a small child, but everyone around her was terrified. Today she is part of an undergraduate research program, taking her first steps into cancer research. Cancer has largely affected her family, as both sets of her grandparents have passed away from the disease. "I'm emotionally connected to this," she said of cancer research. An 18-year-old freshmen, Ankenbrandt is part of the Idaho Student Temporary Employment Program, where she spends more than eight hours a week doing research and presenting her findings through team meetings and blogging. Each researcher has a specific field of interest and Ankenbrandt's is medical treatment for cancer. "They sent me an e-mail with information about the program and I applied, I was really excited that I had this opportunity," she said. "It's definitely something that you can put on your resume. Graduate schools especially, they'll be looking for something like that." Ankenbrandt has both an academic sponsor and a research employee whom she shadows, Dr. Cheryl Jorcyk and Dollie LaJoie. "Everything (that I'm learning) is way over my head," Ankenbrandt said. "I think it's all really interesting, but for the employee that I'm shadowing, it's probably really easy and basic for her." Ankenbrandt has already starting doing experiments, including a real-time polymerase chain reaction, where she extracted DNA from the tip of a mouse's tail. "I haven't done anything like this before," she said. "I'm prepared for the work load and the time commitment. This is a glimpse of the future, of something that I'm gonna be doing one day." The main goal of her research is to find out more information on Oncostatin M, a pleiotropic cytokine that is being considered for use as cancer treatment. Jorcyk's team has found that OCM may instead contribute to breast cancer progression. Ankenbrandt and Jorcyk's team wishes to discover new treatments for cancer. "Ultimately I want to be working in a children's hospital, researching different treatments for cancer," she said. "I really like kids. Whenever I see a movie where there's a kid who has cancer, it really gets to me." The year-long STEP focuses on giving freshmen and sophomores research experience and opportunities. She hopes to continue researching under Jorcyk throughout her undergraduate career, though she might take a break from the program next year. Ankenbrandt hopes to take cancer research and turn it into the springboard for her career. For more information about STEP, visit:

Q: How did you end up at Boise State? A: After I completed my Ph.D., I did a postdoc at NIH, then I applied for a job. And I applied around the country to a couple places but I wanted to teach in addition to do research and the other places I applied were just research. So I felt better coming to Boise State, being part of a growing program. And so I’ve been part of a growing program. It’s

been really fun. Q: What is your favorite part of your research? A: My favorite part of my I really like when students...get good results. And they get really excited and there’s a story to tell. And they can publish it. You know, my job is to manage them, help them grow and to teach them the right directions to go and how to think and that all comes together, it’s just a great feeling.

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A witness from the grave A ghostly tribunal begins a scholarly investigation three hundred years later Gabrielle Brandini Journalist

In 17th century Yorkshire, England, a village woman by the name of Isabell Binnington approached the local Justice of the Peace with the claim that she had been contacted by a ghost, who sought justice for his own murder 14 years prior. Her story led to testimonies and examinations, and ultimately gave wind to a hypothetical plot to assassinate Charles II, the king of England. "A woman in Yorkshire in 1662 has several encounters with a ghost in her house," assistant professor at Washington State University Todd Butler said. "The ghost talks about how he was murdered in that same house 14 years ago. He tells her to appear to a judge and earn him justice." Butler came across a handwritten transcript of the Binnington tale while learn-

ing how to transcribe early modern handwritten texts. Enthralled, he researched the case at the British Library in London and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. "This is a ghost story, but it's also about reading," Butler said. He recounted the story of his research at the West Wing of the Idaho State Capitol Oct. 26, a building that is also said to be haunting grounds for various ghosts. The lecture, “The Spirit of Isabell Binnington: Murder, Text, and the Law,” was timely with Halloween festivities. Students, faculty and the ghost-curious came to listen to a story of the supernatural, literature and law. Butler tracked down and studied a handful of written accounts and pamphlets, scattered in various libraries. One of these was "A Strange and wonderfull discovery of a horrid and cruel murder

I geeked out about this, I was so excited. I wanted it so bad to be true. -Todd Butler, WSU Asst. Professor

committed 14 years since upon the person of Robert Eliot, of London, at Great Driffield in the East-Riding of the county of York," in which Binnington relates her haunting story to two Justices of the Peace. The eerie case never went to trial, but ghost witnesses weren't uncommon in the 1600s. According to Butler, the word of a ghost couldn't be used as hard evidence, but it could lead to questions that could cause the guilty to confess. While Butler researched the murder case, he discovered that the ghost also told Binnington of a secret royal plot to murder the King of England.

"When I first encountered this part of the story, I was completely taken," Butler said. "I geeked out about this, I was so excited. I wanted it so bad to be true." Some of the ghost's details of the assassination plot were correct, but overall the story led to a dead end. "Binnington disappears from the records," he said. "I don't know what happened to her." As well as telling the Binnington story, Butler gave his audience a rhetorical analysis of the various manuscripts and the relationship between law and literature. A longer version of Butler’s lecture will appear in the Journal of British Studies.

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Boise State President Bob Kustra signs a support truss that will be part of the new Micron Business and Economics Building. Ground was broken for the building Tuesday. It will open by fall 2012.

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Provost Sona Andrews receives a resolution of appreciation from Faculty Senate Tuesday. Andrews is leaving to become the Vice Chancellor at the Oregon University system in Portland.

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Some costumes are too much Karey Hoke Journalist

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the desensitization of society. Just like in TV, sluttier things are allowed... I don’t want to see anybody running around in their birthday suit anytime soon.” There are plenty of ways to spice up the Halloween season without revealing every inch of the human body. For example, one could dress up as the Orbit Gum Girl or Flo from the Progressive commercials. Even parading around as one of the Fanta girls would be better than a woman bending over in an "oh-so-sexy" nurse's costume and showing everyone her downstairs setup. These still cute and fairly cheap costumes would be both classier and more sensible --

the temperature for the Halloween weekend is supposed to be around 50 degrees. If girls think it's acceptable to dress in glamorized versions of their underwear, they need to understand that unless their costume is a Smurfette, turning blue is not attractive. Halloween doesn’t need to be a holiday aimed toward under-dressing. Hallowsluts are without a doubt entertaining but really, who wants to be one? So please ladies, keep it classy. While indecently dressed drunks are fantastic to observe, no one wants to see body parts jiggling around because the costume can't contain the inebriation.

You want to suck my what?

Vampirism, drinking blood viewed as an 'escape' Jessica Swider Opinion Producer

What only comes out at night, has sharp teeth and sucks your blood? Teenagers probably aren't the first thing that comes to mind. However, in some places, groups of young adults have become convinced that they're vampires -- full fledged, straight-out-of-a-movie vampires. They even go so far as to "feed" off each other. Pop culture is one to source on which to place the blame. Movies and television, such as the "Twilight" series and The "Vampire Diaries" have romanticized and glamorized the undead so much that youth are now mixing up horror movie stunts with passion and showing that they care for each other. Boise State philosophy and English major Beth Ropski said, "Vampirism is completely romanticized in our current social culture. Shows like Twilight and TrueBlood can be entertaining but they

also super-sexualized this 'blood lust' and allow people, possibly unsatisfied with their lives, to develop unhealthy and unrealistic behaviors such as thinking they are vampires and drinking human blood." While this may sound extreme, it's becoming more prevalent every day. The website allows people to communicate with other like-minded individuals -- including people who think they're "vamps." The group "I Am A Teenager Vampire" has 13 members and several subgroups such as "I Drink Blood." Other websites that enable teenage vampires, such as, offer advice to others on how to deal with their new found "life." One user, "Tim," talks about his personal experience, "I've always had a love for blood ... but lately I've needed to drink it or I would be sad, angry or a multitude of other bad emotions."

Not only is this trend disturbing but it holds a multitude of potential health risks. Doctor Vince Serio, director of medical services at Boise State Health Services believes there is inherent danger by participating in such an activity. "Biting another person, to the point where blood is drawn, is a high risk activity in which either partner runs the risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis B or C," Serio said. "These are serious infectious diseases that have lifelong health consequences. Additionally, human bites are more likely to become infected because of bacteria that live in the human mouth. In fact, human bites are much dirtier compared to dog bites and often require antibiotics to heal completely. In my opinion, this is a high risk activity." In addition to the obvious potential for disease, there are many consequences of subsisting on a diet that consists mainly of blood and uncooked meat.

I've always had a love for blood ... but lately I've needed to drink it or I would be sad, angry or a multitude of other bad emotions. -Tim, "vampire" and blood enthusiast

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Election Day is only five days away, which means it’s the last chance for The Weekly Buzz Kill to criticize and indulge in attack advertisements. Certain candidates around the nation indulge in what I like to call “douche-bag politics,” and this is never more apparent than it is every October during election years. This year has given us an exceptional mix of douchebags, lunatics and cut-throats. We’ve seen Democrats denouncing their own president, republicans endorsing Tea Party candidates and plenty of angry commentary from all sides. However, the Buzz Kill “Douche-bag of the Year” award goes to Representative Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Florida. (Alas, as the founder, judge and host of this contest, I was not allowed to submit my name for consideration). Grayson is running for his second tern in office against Republican Daniel Webster, affectionately nicknamed (by Grayson) “Taliban Dan.” If one phrase could sum up Grayson’s campaign strategy, it would be “below the belt.” In 2009, Grayson gave a speech on the congressional floor stating the Republican health-care plan is to “die quickly.” When The Republican Party demanded an apology, he responded with an apology to “the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America.” I have my issues with U.S. health care, but comparing it to the Holocaust is just insulting. Comparing anything short of genocide to the Holocaust insults the memory of everyone who died during WWII, as well as their families and friends. Grayson sunk even lower in September 2010, when he ran a pair of ads against Webster, first accusing him of being a draft dodger (he was deemed medically unfit to serve) and then of being a religious radical. In his ad, he played sound bites of Webster stating “wives should submit to their husbands” and “my wife should submit to me. That’s in the Bible.” These were taken from a speech in front of a church group, where his message was exactly the opposite. “Don’t pick the (Bible verses) that say, ‘She should submit to me.’ That’s in the Bible, but pick the ones that you’re supposed to do. So instead, ‘love your wife, even as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for it’ as opposed to ‘wives submit to your own husbands,’” Webster said in his 2003 talk. In contrast, Grayson’s self-promoting ad depicts him playing with his kids in the park with a soft-focus camera and “This Little Light of Mine,” playing in the background. These sorts of advertisements aren’t unique to Florida, the awful state though it is. In Idaho, Democrat Walt Minnick attacked opponent Raul Labrador with “Illegal immigration is good business for Raul Labrador.” Labrador has worked to help immigrants become legal citizens, but the Minnick ad claims “Illegal immigration may be good for Raul Labrador, but that makes him wrong for Idaho.” Would a Democrat get away with claiming that against a Republican if said Republican weren’t Hispanic? There’s plenty more where this came from, it’s politics. While it’s much easier said than done, please, when you go out to vote Tuesday, Nov. 2, try not to vote for a douche-bag.

Such a diet obviously does not provide the entire recommended daily nutritional requirements. According to The National Institute of Health, the recommended daily allowance of iron for the average young person is 11-15 milligrams daily. Consuming more than 45 milligrams in a day can lead to nausea, diarrhea and vomiting as well as potentially permanent liver damage. So with all the dangers that such a "lifestyle" brings, why are people still so enticed, even on lesser level? "Basically I saw it at the time as more of an escape," said pre-nursing major Emily Verrinder said of the "Twilight" movies. "Obviously that kind of thing doesn't happen in real life but the elements of the story were believable to a point which made it appealing. Who doesn't want to be involved, even vicariously, in a dangerous whirlwind romance? The hype helped too." Communication major Christopher Larson speculated on why people may be attracted to the overall vampire trend. "If the human race is always going to be obsessed with this idea of the fountain of youth," he said. "Why wouldn't we be obsessed with a product of the mainstream media that is, in part, centered on the ideas of immortality and living forever?" While not all fans of vampire mov-

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Hookers and skanks and whores, oh my!

We've all seen those girls. The ones who get invited to parties because everyone knows, without fail, they will be drunken hot messes by the end of the night. This isn’t always a bad thing -- everyone deserves a laugh. And a great way to get a few decent chuckles is to observe the Hallowsluts. These are the girls who believe Halloween translates into, “By all means, wear the least amount of clothing possible!” Hilarious? Without a doubt. Sensible? Not in the slightest. Though the average person in America is spending roughly $66.28 on Halloween related items according to the National Retail Federation, it sadly doesn't mean the spender gets more for his or her money. Rather, Halloween has become a contest to see just how scandalous girls can dress. Plenty of women will undoubtedly dress up as a voluptuous vampire or a pirate wench. But as always, there are bound to be plenty of fairies, flappers and sailor girls shaking their T and A. And of course, most of the costumes stop about mid-thigh and leave little to the imagination. While some ladies (and men) obviously enjoy this, it puts an incredibly degrading image on the rest of the female population. Not all of us want Halloween to be an excuse for women to flaunt everything they've got. BSU junior and social work major Karlo Mercene said, "Revealing is fine. But a lot of girls reveal way too much. . .and some of them are girls we don't want to see anything from. Halloween is a fun holiday... not 'Skanky Day.'" And let's face it -- if Halloween is the one day a year a woman plans to let loose and dress like a hooker, chances are, there's a dirty little hooker hidden just beneath her surface. These women need to realize one thing: they will most likely be made fun of. Not by the other scantily clad women or by the men who are trying to get in their pants, but by the observers who watch them struggle with their overly-revealing costumes. “I think some (costumes) are a bit over the top," BSU anthropology and French major Katherine McBeth said. "... It has to do with


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Win could mean a loss for BSU 29-point victory may not be enough to impress voters JOEY MCCULLOUGH Sports Producer

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Boise State and Louisiana Tech got tricky in Tuesday night's game at Bronco Stadium. BSU's trick plays worked better, and the Broncos are still undefeated and in position for a national championship run. TRENT LOOTENS Sports Editor

BOISE, Idaho -- This game had just about everything and then some. No. 2 Boise State (7-0, 3-0 Western Athletic Conference) defeated the Bulldogs (3-5, 2-2 WAC) 49-20 on Tuesday night in front of a weathered crowd who had to endure mother nature’s elements throughout. Without starting kicker Kyle Brotzman, the Boise State offense knew it would be called on to convert. Junior quarterback Kellen Moore made sure it delivered. Moore completed 20-of-28 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns. Moore connected with senior receiver Austin Pettis late in the first quarter on a six-yard touchdown pass and later hit a wide-open Tyler Shoemaker on a 32-yard strike midway through the second quarter. Shoemaker took advantage of the heightened number of throws coming his direction. The redshirt junior eclipsed 100 receiving yards in the first

half, the second Bronco this season to accomplish the feat. Senior receiver Titus Young has done it twice this season against Oregon State and San Jose State. Shoemaker finished with a careerhigh 124 yards, his second-career 100yard receiving game, and first since catching four passes for 105 yards against Bowling Green last season. “It was just kind of one of my nights,” Shoemaker said. “We always like to come out and start fast, so I was lucky to be part of that. The looks went my way.” It wasn’t the single game numbers that stood out about Moore, but the alltime BSU records that are now vividly within his sights. Moore’s 28th career 200-yard passing effort tied him with former Bronco standout, Bart Hendricks (1997-2000), for most in school history. Moore’s two first-half touchdown passes tied him for the school record with Ryan Dinwiddie (2000-03) at 82. “I think it’s awesome. If you’ re in any category as some of those great guys, the guys who’ve played before me, they’ve done a great job,” Moore said.

“It’ s just my job to carry on the quarterback tradition that we’ve been having here for a while.” BSU junior running back Doug Martin ran for BSU’s first touchdown on a two-yard run in the first quarter and the Broncos’ last score when he busted

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“I think it’s awesome. If you’ re in any category as some of those great guys, the guys who’ve played before me, they’ve done a great job. It’ s just my job to carry on the quarterback tradition that we’ve been having here for a while.” -Kellen Moore

Well, it wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win. As if playing on a Tuesday night isn’t awkward enough, add the awkwardness of watching the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs tie the game at seven with 3:29 remaining in the first quarter. That was as close as Boise State would allow La Tech, winning handily 49-20. The midweek game was broadcast on ESPN2 for all the country to see, except for those who chose to watch the World Series of Poker on ESPN. It was a big opportunity for the Broncos to make a statement to viewers, voters and haters that BSU deserves at least the No. 2 spot that it currently has in all human polls. “(I)t was a good win, not a great win, just in terms of how we used to doing it on our side of things,” BSU head coach Chris Petersen said. “All I know is we got the W. We can’t play perfect all the time,” BSU nickelback Winston Venable said. The people who do expect the Broncos to play perfectly are those who hold the power as to whether BSU retains or loses its spot in the rankings. Prior to the game, the Broncos touted the nation’s best defense allowing an average of 210 total yards per game. The Bulldogs exposed some weaknesses by putting up 394 yards of total offense, the highest allowed by the Broncos this season. “Coming into the game, we’re rated as the number one defense,” BSU linebacker J.C. Percy said. “Yesterday in our pregame meetings, coach Pete said that this is our chance to show our brand and sell ourselves to the nation.” It is not the best sell that BSU could have hoped for. Critics now have the opportunity to use this game as a means to sink BSU in the polls. Unranked USC will host No. 1 Oregon this weekend. The Ducks will do their share to keep from being the fourth No. 1 team in consecutive weeks to fall. Depending on the results of the No. 4 TCU – No. 8 Utah matchup Saturday, the Horned Frogs could (for the lack of a better term) “leap-frog” the Broncos in the rankings with a victory. If No. 5 Michigan State defeats No. 18 Iowa, the Spartans could jump BSU as well. The unfortunate thing about BSU winning easily Tuesday is that it probably won’t be good enough. If this were a game played by any team in a BCS conference, it could be considered a good win and would likely keep them the same rank. This game gives the analysts a chance to say that BSU is not the team that people have hyped them up to be. They could also say that La Tech is a better football team than people think. “You’ve got to give them credit, they did some good things, they really got things going,” BSU junior quarterback Kellen Moore said. “We knew this game wasn’t going to be something like we’d had in the past few weeks -- a good battle.” The Bulldogs were aggressive in ways that other Western Athletic Conference opponents have yet to be. If BSU gets challenged by a WAC team, it is seen as weakness.

TRICKS, TREATS & SOME SCARES Unusual plays from Moore, Broncos and Bulldogs

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Managing Editor BOISE, Idaho -- For fans gearing up to the Halloween weekend, Boise State’s (7-0, 3-0 Western Athletic Conference) chaotic ousting of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-5, 2-2 WAC) was nothing short of atypical. Junior quarterback Kellen Moore came into the game an apparition, showing up in plays where he might not ordinarily find production. He recorded the expected 298 yards and two touchdowns. What wasn’t anticipated was a seven yard touchdown reception from senior wide receiver to Moore for his first ever collegiate touchdown catch. Moore also recorded BSU’s longest punt of the season, 54 yards, on a play ran from the shotgun formation on fourth and five. The punt was ruled a touchback. “He’s out there cleaning the stadium right now,” coach Chris Petersen joked. “Kellen’s an athlete, he’s just not a super fast athlete, but he’s an athlete. You know, it’s good to see that little punt, we’ve been working on that forever. It was the first opportunity we got to use it and Austin made a great play to get that ball out and there was no doubt Kellen was going to catch it. You’re only going to get so many chances, one.”

BSU’s Heisman Trophy hopeful threw his second interception of the season, his seventh in over a season and a half. He somewhat redeemed his slip-up with a tackle on his interceptor, La Tech linebacker Solomon Randle, to add to Moore's accolades. Moore spread the ball to eight receivers, notably to junior wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker, who hauled in six receptions and a touchdown. The performance marked the third game this season a receiver has eclipsed the 100 yard mark. It was Shoemaker’s second career 100-yard game and a career high for the slot receiver. “I think it’s like a lot of things with the wide outs,” Moore said. “They get their opportunities here and there. Every game we’ll present different guys with opportunities and Tyler had quite a few today. He’s one of those guys sometimes people forget about but he’s part of that wide receiver crew as well.” Among the successful Broncos, junior running back Doug Martin passed his career best rushing total with 150 yards and two touchdowns against the Bulldogs, resulting in 7.1 yards per carry. It was Martin’s third 100-yard rushing game of the season -- the seventh 100-yard performance of his career. “He’s just a physical runner get’s positive yards every play,” Moore said. “The

thing that’s impressive is he’s usually a better runner in the third or fourth quarter when we need him most. That’s an impressive job by him.” The Broncos also fumbled three times, only to recover them twice where they were taking into the end zone for touchdowns. Senior running back Jeremy

Avery fumbled the ball only to pick it up in the backfield and scamper 26 yards to the end zone for his lone touchdown of the night. “There was some different play sets,” Shoemaker said. “That’s the just flow of the game. Some games go as exactly as you plan them out and then there’s others that are going to be fourth

down tries and all sorts of fumbles and turnovers. You just got to keep playing through it and trust the game plan and trust your teammates.” Other notables include Moore’s 82nd career touchdown pass to tie record held by former Bronco Ryan Dinwiddie. Senior wide receiver has caught

at least four passes in all seven games this season. His last sub-four receptions game came last season against San Jose State. He has caught at least one pass in every game he has played. The Broncos shake off the Halloween funk to return against Hawai’i Nov. 6. at Bronco Stadium.

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BSU's junior quarterback finished with three touchdowns, two passing and one receiving, a tackle, an interception and the Broncos' season longest punt (54 yards).

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The circus came to town [Sports page 4] 20 yards through a hole on the outside of the La Tech’s defense in the fourth quarter. Martin’s 150 yards on 21 carries broke his careerhigh that he set earlier in the season against OSU when he ran for 138 yards. The effort marked his third 100-yard game this season. He ran for 105 yards against Wyoming. Pettis caught and threw for a touchdown pass for the second time this season when he hit Moore on a 7-yard pass late in the third quarter, by far the best play of the night for the Broncos. “It’s fun getting touchdown passes. I thought there was a 10 percent chance that it would get called, but it was actually called. It was fun,” Moore said. At least Louisiana Tech can say it left it all on the field. The Bulldogs seemed to catch the Broncos offguard several times during the game, utilizing trick plays and putting the hurry in the hurry-up offense. At times, it would take La Tech less than eight seconds between offensive snaps. “Yesterday in our pregame meetings, coach Pete said that this is our chance to show our brand and sell ourselves to the nation,” sophomore linebacker J.C. Percy said. “We said that out there on the field and I feel like we were able to do that.” Percy’s 14 tackles (seven solo) led the team and was his career-high. La Tech’s first quarter touchdown, which tied the score momentarily at 7-7, were the first points scored on BSU in the last 82 minutes, 26 seconds. The Bronco defense has gone 80-plus minutes without allowing a score twice during this season. Boise State has held the

lead or been tied since the 1:09 mark of the fourth quarter against Virginia Tech, a span that has now reached 361 minutes and nine seconds. Bulldog junior running back Lennon Creer put in a hard days work, gashing BSU’s defense for 157 yards on 35 carries and two touchdowns. Creer was by far the most physical player on the field and led all rushers on the night “Their running back (Creer) is real good. We’re waiting for that, we’re waiting for a dogfight,” senior nickel back Winston Venable said. “That’s football and you’re going to see that more, we’ve got more games like this to play.” The Bulldogs a few plays right of BSU’s play book by running two statue of liberty plays and a flea-flicker, not to mention an onside kick that was called back due to a penalty. Petersen said he was not caught off-guard by La Tech’s risky play-calling and that he expects every opponent for the remainder of the season to take the same approach. Starting with Hawai’i on Nov. 6, a team Petersen openly said he’s worried about considering the play from the secondary that gave up 222 yards to Bulldog senior quarterback Ross Jenkins.

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The Boise State volleyball team lost a heartbreaker to Fresno State in five sets for the second time this season.

Coach Garus: 'We need to respond' Justin Dalme Journalist

Going into the fifth and final set, it was all tied up. Boise State and Fresno State had played each other hard all game, and now it was a sprint to 15 points to see which team would walk away with the win. Monday night, the Broncos (17-9, 4-6 Western Athletic Conference) took on Fresno State (9-11, 3-5 WAC). The Broncos looked to avenge their loss to Fresno State after the Bulldogs won 3-2 earlier in the year at FSU. The fifth set was literally back-and-forth as the two teams traded points, but the bulldogs were able to outlast the Broncos, winning (25-18, 19-25, 19-25, 25-21, 15-13) in a

close and exciting game. “It sucks because it was a really, really, really important game for the rest of our season,” junior captain Breann Nesselhuff said. The loss is disappointing for Boise State. Going into the game, BSU sat fifth in the WAC standings. Only the top six teams go to the WAC Tournament in November. The loss now puts the Broncos between a rock and a hard place. “That means that we are in a lot of trouble as we try to reach one of our goals which is mak-

ing it to the conference tournament, it’s only the top six and this puts us behind some teams,” head coach Shawn Garus said. BSU play's its next three games on the road, facing No. 4 Hawai’i, Utah State and Nevada. The Broncos already have losses to Hawai’i and Nevada. They will need to work hard to get out of their hole. The players understand the challenge that lies before them. “We still have six more games and we need to respond

and make sure we take care of business in the next couple of weeks,” Nesselhuf said. “Don’t settle at all and don’t be content with anything that were doing, we just have to work harder and harder.” BSU did not start the evening strong. It struggled offensively, having a -.079 attack percentage in the first set. The girls also had 11 service errors for the game. The Broncos went up 2-1, but lost their momentum at the end of the fourth set, eventually losing in five.

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The soul mate debate

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The topic of soul mates has been widely debated for years. Do they exist? Do we have more than one? How do you know if someone is your soul mate? Opinions vary from male to female, person to person, culture to culture. The spectrum ranges from hopeless romantic to bitter cynic, with a wide middle ground for people on the fence. However, the question still remains: What exactly is a soul mate and do they exist?


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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the literal definition of a soul mate is “a person who is perfectly suited to another in temperament." Vague and widely-disputed, the definition of the word soul mate has been a topic of debate among people of various backgrounds. With exaggerations in romantic comedies, romance novels and magazines, the meaning of the word soul mate has been altered drastically, so it seems everyone has a different definition for their idea of a soul mate. “A soul mate would be someone I get along with, who is respectful, a person who is there for you no matter what happens,” said freshman Beba Kajdic, a pre-nursing major. “But I believe everyone has someone out there for them.” But the question remains: Do we have one soul mate or multiple? “I believe there is someone you’re meant to be with but you can choose whether or not to be with them,” said freshman Charlie Mason, a nursing major. “You’ll still find someone you’re compatible with but there will still be that one person out there who is perfect.” On the flipside, others believe people either have more than one soul mate or multiple chances to meet him or her. “I think you can have more than one soul mate, but you only find one,” said junior social work major Hannah Zavaletta. “It can be love at first sight or you can be best friends for 10 years and not realize it until one day you’re like, ‘It’s perfect!’” There’s no scientific study that could be conducted proving beyond a reasonable doubt we have one soul mate and one chance or we’re doomed to walk the Earth alone forever. Likewise, there’s nothing to prove that soul mates exist at all. It's really a matter of what each individual chooses to believe in.

Through the progressive passing of generations, the concept of eternal love and the idea of soul mates have increasingly fallen into the realm of cynicism. The fear of becoming broken hearted, with admiration of love and loyalty to a significant other often lead people away from their inner hopeless romantic. Yet possibly finding this fleeting soul mate remains in this generation. The hope that cynicism could be proven wrong still lingers in hearts and minds. A negative experience in turn leads to a self-protective element in the human psyche. “I think every cynic was once a romantic, in fact I think every cynic is a closet romantic,” said Thomas Atkins, a senior with an English education major. The vulnerability of opening oneself to another is kept afloat by the fear of being alone. “I don’t think anyone would ever say no to the idea of finding their soul mate if it were as simple as pointing them out,” said Jordan Lockard, a sophomore majoring in psychology with an emphasis in secondary education. Views and opinions are defined from the way an individual chooses to react to an experience or situation. “Most people in college are just looking to meet and date different people so that they can know exactly what they are looking for,” Lockhard said. “But that’s also the problem, most people never really quite figure out what they want.” Connecting emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and physically to another is innately human. The term “soul mate” may be broad and open to individual interpretation, but it is the possibility of finding them that prompts human beings to continue to seek it out.

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Rachel Veatch, senior biology major folds the laundry for the janitorial services Monday night in the Rec Center.

Clean the Recreation Center laundry

Lauren Hooker Journalist

Unless you live at home, someone probably doesn’t do your laundry for you anymore. But if you’ve ever checked out an intramural jersey or a shower towel from the Student Recreation Center, chances are they’ve done your laundry for you. For many people, the idea of doing laundry multiple times a day is horrifying. But for junior Tabitha DeMill, doing

laundry is one of the everyday tasks for her job at the Rec Center. “I check out equipment, sell things and wash towels and jerseys,” said DeMill, an athletic training major. “My least favorite part is laundry… there’s so much, all of the time.” Equipped with two washers and two dryers, the Rec Center washes up to 12 loads of laundry on a busy day. For many students, the idea of one load of laundry a day is daunting. “Considering I wash my own laundry


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once a week, that probably wouldn’t be something I’d be up for at all,” said sophomore Cody Miller, a mechanical engineering major. The Rec Center also handles laundry from all over campus including intramural sports, the recreation facility and the campus cleaning crew. "It smells really bad," said Rachel Veatch, a junior biology major. "They clean the whole building with it, so it smells like mildew, dirt and toilet water." While the stench isn’t the best smell-

ing part of the job, there are other aspects to doing laundry that make it one of the most disliked tasks. “My least favorite part is folding,” said DeMill, who has worked at the Student Recreation Center for three years. “It takes so much time, and there is lots of it, so it’s very tedious.” While doing other people’s laundry may not be the most glamorous job, it's crucial for providing clean towels for Boise State's janitors to clean with and students to work out with.

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guide to: Applauding the naughty & loosening your labels Sherika Martinez Columnist

As a sex columnist, I get the distinct pleasure of being able to wheedle the most sordid and unbelievably frank conversations out of virtual strangers. Oh yes, in the name of “research” I have shamelessly asked people of all ages, races, genders and backgrounds very pointed questions about their sex lives and relationships and whether it be my easy-going acceptance or my nonchalant way of taking in even the most appalling of information, people open up to me like I’m a priest at confession. Except instead of dispensing repetitive prayers of punishment, I applaud their naughtiness. Honestly, I feel like I can no longer be shocked by the things people tell me. Everyone (and I mean everyone) is experimenting with their sexual parameters (as well they should). Yet, sadly, they also seem to be simultaneously putting up a front that they’re going along with society’s various boring and unrealistic sexual conventions in an attempt to avoid certain labels that, while accurate, are hardly flattering. For example, I think homosexuality is a lot more rampant than people believe. As I’ve discussed in my last two columns, the step from friend to lover isn’t a difficult one to make and if the circumstances align just right, someone who thought they were straight can find themselves reveling in the sensuality of same-sex love play. Members of both genders, who outwardly appear to be as straight and sure as my sashaying stroll into Hell, reveal times in their lives when they messed around with someone of the same sex. What’s funny is they remember it in a way that doesn’t “make them gay” -- usually the influence of certain substances provide the easy dismissal of the incident. People can explain away just about any crazy stunt by saying they were wasted without getting the subsequent label of "homo." And while women are often attributed with being more open with their friends about their sex lives, I think there are certain things we keep from each other. This is also in an attempt to comply with society’s expectation that we be sexy, but not too sexy or we get the label of whore. Anal sex, I have the sneaking suspicion, is a lot more popular within the female population than we’ll admit, even to our closest girls. Anal sex is the Hallmark of the hardcore porn star. It’s the fusion of pain and pleasure and it’s downright kinky -- and those who are open about it get all manner of reactions from disgust to shock to curiosity. If you’re going to engage in some utterly kinky and socially taboo sexcapade, then do it and quit blaming substances for your naughty longings. Everyone spends their life figuring themselves out and sexuality is an ever-expansive topic ripe for sexploration. So let the labels loosen and the judgments abate. Pleasure can be found in the most unexpected of places and, believe it or not, you don’t have to be wasted to taste it.

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The Old Penitentiary brings inmates to life Lauren Hooker

The Well Suited strike up new notes Riley Nelson Journalist

A new style of music is going to hit Boise Hallow's Eve at the Bouquet. The Well Suited, a local nine-member band composed of Boise State students and members of the Boise Philharmonic, will present "The Story of James Douglas." It's a Rock Opera, written by the band members themselves. Tom Kershaw, local Boise State sophomore majoring in mass communicationjournalism, and Brenton Viertel, a member of the Boise Philharmonic who specializes in upright bass and vocals, are the two frontmen for the band. “If you like art rock like David Bowie or Radiohead, this is right down your alley,” Viertel said. "The Story of James Douglas," which will be opened by Junior Rocket Scientist, is composed of 14 parts, including seven narrative readings and seven songs. The readings, voiced by Kershaw, who plays the guitar and does vocals, come from a book of the same title, "The Story of James

Douglas." There will also be black-and-white photographs projected for audience members to see during each of the 14 segments, done by local photographer Dominique Svamberk. To add to the overall ambiance of the presentation, the band will also be dressed in their own unique fashion styles. “It is the whole package,” said Svamberk, the contributing photographer. “With art, music and some written art as well.” The story is about an ordinary Englishman whose girlfriend cheats on him. He gets drunk and disappears from reality for a few days. When he returns to the real world, he finds that everyone is gone. The world is being taken over by creatures and he is left with the responsibility of saving the world. “It’s really ambitious,” Kershaw said. “I don’t think there is any band in town that does this kind of instrumentation. I think we are all fairly welleducated and experienced musicians. We take it seriously and I think it is just going to be a good show.”


The Story of James Douglas When: Oct. 30 Where: The Bouquet, 1010 West Main St. Boise, ID 83702 Time: Show starts 8 p.m. Cost: $2 at the door *Show is only available to audience members 21 and older.



The Old Penitentiary will put a spooky spin on history at Frightened Felons this weekend. Featuring real stories from past inmates and games inspired by day-to-day prison life, guests will have a unique opportunity to experience the Old Pen as never before. “We don't have to manufacture scares here at the Old Pen,” interpretive specialist Amber Beierle said. “No one will jump out at you with a chainsaw but all visitors will find that this unique historic site is pretty creepy all on its own.” The Old Pen was Idaho’s primary territorial prison until it closed in the 1970s. After eight hangings and numerous violent acts, the Pen is one of Idaho’s creepiest historic sites. Actors will portray actual former inmates and interact with visitors, bringing their stories to life. Visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in dice making, where they make their own set of paper die. Gambling was illegal in the penitentiary, so inmates had to make edible die in or-

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der to participate. Guests can also participate in the Contraband Find, where they must search for contraband items in toilet water. “In solitary confinement, inmates would get associates to flush contraband (items) down the plumbing system,” Beierle said. “Placed in a plastic bag, the inmates 'fished' out the contraband by putting their hand in the small hole in the floor used as a toilet.” The more “goods” you get, the more points you accumulate to win prizes. Prizes will also be offered to the best prison outfit. Masks are not allowed. Guests have the opportunity to participate in a selfguided tour throughout the cell houses. Volunteers will be stationed along the way to answer questions and provide hands-on learning experiences. “Doomed men died here. Inmates performed unspeakable acts of violence. They pined for home and longed for freedom,” Beierle said. “There is a heaviness about this place that simply cannot be recreated with corn syrup and scary masks.”

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