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People mourn the seven victims of the Oikas University shooting which took place in Oakland, Calif. three main considerations: to get out, to hide out or to take action. What students would do depends on their location and their proximity to either the shooter or safety. If the shooter is not in the vicinity, students, faculty and staff need to get out. Before heading to an exit (if inside) have an escape route in mind and don’t take any personal items. Keep hands visible when evacuating so security, police and armed personnel can see you are not a threat. Nicole Henman said she has opted in to the Bronco alert system but said, “I am not sure what I would do in the event of a shooting, besides taking cover and helping other people do the same.” Henman is right in taking cover, but only if there is no way to safely get out. As far as helping other individuals to safety, that is a choice

individuals have to make for themselves. Littrell advised people to, “adopt your survival mode” and gave the example of an airplane that has released oxygen masks. Passengers are always cautioned to first secure their own mask in place before helping others. This advice is also suitable for an armed shooter situation. First, take care of individual safety. In the case of hiding out, stay out of the shooter’s view. Turn off all lights and silence cell phones. Block the door and if it locks, lock it. When law enforcement arrives, it’s important to realize that until the shooter has been apprehended and everyone is out of danger, the shooter is the police’s main concern. Keep your hands visible to show you are not a threat and avoid quick movements like pointing until you are told it’s safe.

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As students look forward to summer, they must also face the task of creating new schedules for the fall 2012 semester. Choosing classes each semester can pose a challenge to many students, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the process. Kimber Shaw, director of Advising and Academic Enhancement, stressed how important the Academic Advising resource is for

students. Shaw said the biggest mistake students make when choosing classes is failing to contact an adviser to check on progress and selection of courses. Instead of exclusively basing class decisions on other students’ recommendations, Shaw believes students should meet with advisers. Shaw gave the do’s and dont’s of choosing classes from her experience as an adviser:

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The final option is only to be used as the very last resort if there are no other options and an individual’s life is in immediate danger. In this situation it is time to take action. Survival mode needs to kick into overdrive and an attempt needs to be made to incapacitate the shooter. Faced with this situaction, don’t hesitate to act very aggressively and, if possible, try to throw things at the shooter. In any scenario, once safety has been reached call 911. Try to provide them with as much information as possible such as how many shooters there are, a physical description, the amount and type of weapons carried and the location of the shooter. The final thing individuals can do is to report anything suspicious. “There’s no silly calls,” Littrell said.

There are services available to individuals struggling with a variety of issues, but to ensure these people receive the help they need the Security Department needs the campus community to make those calls. A campus shooting is “a low probability and high impact situation,” Littrell said. Being aware of your surroundings and avoiding fear in lieu of preparedness are the two biggest pieces of advice Littrell stressed. For additional information and resources: The University Security & Police Department can be reached at 426-1453 to report suspicious acts or people. Anonymous reports can be made by calling 343-COPS or by clicking the ‘silent witness link’ at security@ boisestate.edu. Additional resources can be found at emergencymanagement.boisestate.edu.

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The probability of an armed shooter on campus is fairly slim. However, school shootings occur around the United States every year. Most recently, there was a shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, Calif., killing seven on April 2. Preparedness is not a misplaced objective and, in unlikely but not impossible scenarios, preparedness can save lives. Rob Littrell, emergency management planner at Boise State outlined a few key steps that could help keep students safe in an emergency. The number one action for students to take—stressed repeatedly by Littrell—is the Opt-in option on the Bronco alert system. Students can Opt-in by logging onto BroncoWeb. The “opt-in emergency alert” option is listed on the bottom of the main menu. After opting-in students can choose to receive email and/or text message alerts in the case of an emergency. Currently only 30 percent have signed up for Opt-in, leaving 70 percent of students that may not be notified in the case of an emergency on campus. Not opting in could be especially risky for commuters who wouldn’t be aware of an emergency or danger until reaching the campus. The second most important thing that can be done by students, faculty and staff is individual awareness. Although individuals will most likely never need to put a personal safety plan into action, being prepared for the worst can often mean surviving the worst. For tips and a quick video students can go to the University Security and Police website and find these additional sources on the left hand side of the page under “Active Shooter Video.” But in the instance of a shooter on campus there are

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Rebecca Coziah, a junior studying pre-nursing, believes the Academic Advising program has helped her. “They help you keep on track, so you don’t take useless classes,” Coziah said. Senior Judy Lui uses Academic Advising at least once every year, but also has other methods of staying on track with her pre-nursing major. “I always go by what I feel is a good balance between hard classes and easy classes,” Lui said. Lui generally accomplishes this by combining one 300-level class

with two 100-level classes. Her process for creating a new schedule consists of looking at her four-year plan, picking what classes she thinks will work, placing them in My Planner on BroncoWeb and adding them to her shopping cart. She then uses resources like RateMyProfessors.com. She also recommends talking to the peer advisers that many departments offer as a resource. As a senior, Lui feels she understands how to choose her classes correctly. This was not the case when she was a

freshman. When she first enrolled, she wasn’t sure how to use the catalog the way it was meant to be used. She wasn’t confident in creating her schedules until a fellow coworker with the same major sat her down and taught her to use the catalog correctly. Lui then taught her friends what she learned. “My best advice to students that seem lost in preparing to choose classes is always talk with people that are the same major as you, or even just an upperclassmen because they should know the process by then,” Lui said.

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Meet with an adviser. Each department has advisers with whom students can meet. The Academic Advising program also has advisers for students with undeclared majors. Schedule time for studying. Shaw recommends students who commute should study at school. Keep an eye on the location of the classes. Boise State has classes at Mountain Home AFB, Gowen Field and Meridian. Make sure to set aside enough time to get to each class. Schedule breaks between classes. Treat a schedule with 12 credits or more (a full-time student) as a full-time job.

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Syria cease-fire approaches, death tolls still on the rise DA M A SCUS — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to a ceasefire beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, but Western leaders have expressed doubts as to the sincerity of this agreement. Days before the cease-fire, death tolls continued to rise as government forces and revolutionaries clashed. The United States issued a warning to Syria on Saturday, reminding them any deception on their part regarding the cease-fire would not be acceptable. The cease-fire agreement was organized by international envoy Kofi Annan and was finalized last week. It details that government forces are to totally withdraw from all occupied towns tomorrow, with a complete cease-fire and laying down of arms by both sides early Thursday morning. Late last week satellite images revealed Syrian forces did not appear to be preparing to totally withdraw. To United States Ambassador Robert Ford, these photos cast further doubt

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Military plane crashes, no deaths VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.—A military supersonic jet crashed into a heavily populated area at noon on Friday, destroying 40 apartments and damaging more in three different buildings. Luckily, there were no fatalities. The Navy F/A18D Hornet crashed into an apartment complex for unknown reasons while on a training mis-

on the sincerity of agreement to the arrangement. He said to the Associated Press some of the images showed some forces were preparing to withdraw, while others merely shifted around without making any moves to start leaving occupied territory. “This is not the reduction in offensive Syrian government security operations that all agree must be the first step for the Annan initiative (the cease-fire) to succeed,” Ford wrote on the embassy’s Facebook page. The Syrian government refuses to take any further actions to pull back until there is written assurances from the revolutionaries they will abide by the agreement. Leaders of the main opposition force, the Free Syrian Army, said they will abide by the accord, but will not sign anything, according to Bloomberg Business. According to Reuters, the number of refugees fleeing to Turkey rose over the weekend. The number of refugees is around 24,000.

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CALDWELL—In a motel sting operation Caldwell police arrested six women for prostitution Thursday. The women were arrested and charged with the misdemeanor charge for prostitution. A man was arrested with the charge of accepting earnings of a prostitute, a felony allegation, according to the Idaho Press. Caldwell police and members of the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime force placed calls to an escort service found online and arranged to meet with the suspects at a motel. After the women arranged for payment for sexual acts, teams in adjacent rooms came in and arrested them.

CANBERRA, AUSTR ALIA— Pilot Braden Blennerhassett took off from a Darwin airport on a routine cargo run to Peppimenarti only to find he had a passenger. The snake poking its head out from the dashboard of his twin-engine Cessna was definitely not supposed to be there. Not only had it not paid fare, flying with a possibly poisonous snake in the cockpit was not a good idea. Remaining calm, he made flight control’s day with the following mayday message. “Look, you’re not going to believe this.

I’ve got snakes on a plane,” he said, according to MSNBC. He then turned around to disembark his unwanted passenger before proceeding on the cargo run. Air Frontier director Geoff Hunt praised Blennerhassett as a “cool character” who calmly landed the plane even as it slithered down his leg. A firefighter arrived on the scene and searched the aircraft, finding the snake was not alone. A green tree frog had made it onto the plane as well. Both were gone by the time a wildlife manager arrived.

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Knit-a-square Lauren Jacob Journalist

Sarah Tatistcheff started knitting last semester as an easy way to relieve stress. Now, she shares her hobby with others to help AIDS orphans in southern Africa. Tatischeff, a gender equity peer educator for The Women’s Center, started a monthly event on campus where students can learn to knit and send their creations to children in need. Knit-a-Square, already a national organization, has branches all over the country and Boise State’s chapter is fairly new. There are four different types of projects that are available to work on—a square, two types of vests and a hat. The squares are sent to the national Knit-

a-Square, where they knit together each individual square into a larger blanket to send to orphans. “I thought it would be something to help with stress and share with other people,” Tatistcheff, ASBSU Secretary of Academic Affairs, said. “The Knit-a-Square organization seemed to promote the values of The Women’s Center so it seemd like a good match.” Every third Thursday of the month, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., The Women’s Center holds this event. It provides the needles and yarn and welcomes any and all newcomers who want to learn the art of knitting. Students are allowed to take the materials home if they don’t finish and are asked to bring them back the next week.

Additionally, every Thursday during the same time, The Women’s Center lobby is open to anyone who wants to continue working on their project. This event is just getting started, with high hopes that it’ll take off. “We had 10 people the first month,” Tatistcheff said. “But then only three the next. If you don’t finish by the next week or need some help, come back. We want people to continue coming.” The next Knit-a-Square event is on April 19, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in The Women’s Center. To relieve some stress, learn to knit and help out some AIDS orphans in Southern Africa, Knit-aSquare goes beyond the Blue and connects students both to each other and internationally.

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He walks the paths of campus, attends classes, studies for exams and stays physically active by day. He avidly supports Bronco sports, spends time with friends and serves at a restaurant by night. In his orange and blue T-shirt and black Bronco cap, Mark Pyburn, 23, appears to blend in with the Boise university crowd. However, the achievements that placed him in the competitive nursing program certainly set him aside from the crowd. He credits his admission to the program to prioritization. Pyburn refers to his freshman and sophomore years as time for growing up and stepping away from his parents, while powering through his prerequisite classes. “The first two years, I sort of drifted along, hence being here a few extra years,” he said. He offers advice to students who plan to get into the nursing program. “CS and BS don’t cut it when it comes to getting

into the school of nursing,” Pyburn said. “Take advantage of each year and don’t screw around.” After having gained admission on his first application, Pyburn started to get more serious about studying. “There are some really great benefits of being in the nursing program. For one, there is closeness in the group. Just when I am feeling overwhelmed, I find out from the others that they are in the same position, and we support each other,” Pyburn said, referring to his fellow program students. In the rush that many students feel during semesters, some may ask, how he maintains a social life while studying in the school of nursing while also working part time? Pyburn answers this question without hesitation. “Although school is my highest priority, family and friends are very important. It is a matter of organized chaos,” he said. He does admit he has had to miss out on family trips and time with friends, but in general he has set aside time to clear

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Whether they’re running late or only have a few minutes to do their hair, with a couple of simple steps and time-saving basics students can have a great hair day in only five minutes. Save time in the morning and sleep in a little bit by taking a shower the night before. This will allow hair to dry overnight and in the morning it will be ready to play with and easy to style while saving precious time. For hair that is running on a couple of days without a wash, use a dry shampoo to refresh your hair and decrease oil build-up. A dry shampoo also

makes hair easier to shape and re-style. Another quick fix is going all natural. Every hair style and type can go natural with a little help from mousse, gel or a texture spray. For longer cuts, wash hair the night before, fasten the hair into a bun and let it dry overnight. Let it out in the morning and scrunch with a tiny amount of mousse or hair spray for natural beach waves. For shorter locks, tousle dry or moist hair with a texture spray for a spunky, natural look. Headbands are an easy way to conceal messy hair or spruce up lifeless, flat hair. They can be worn several ways with a variety of styles. When you are in a hurry to class, slide on a headband for a cute quick fix that is effortless. Clips and other hair accessories can add a lot to a simple style to create an astonishing look. For all types of hair, try the sexy sideswipe. Take a section of hair at the crown and part it over to the side. Add a clip to secure the style and add some glamour. The half up and half down look is perfect for washed or unwashed hair and can work well with any hair type. Whether going for a conservative style or a volume-rich hairdo, this will complement any personal style. Take the upper portion of your hair and make a deep part on both sides. Tease the upper half for some added spunk and fasten with a clip or ponytail holder. For a soft or messy up-do, loosely fasten hair at the back of the head in the center and pull pieces of hair from the upper section. The high bun is extremely popular on and off the runway and takes less than a minute to accomplish, making it easier to look runway hot while rushing to class. The wonderful thing about this bun is you can make it

as messy or as sleek as you’d like. Tailor it to your personal style and add an edge to your everyday look. Braids have become popular and have evolved to create exciting new hairstyles. Can’t tame those grown-out bangs? Part bangs to one side and French braid, starting with the bangs and then incorporating longer strands of hair after every braid for a secure and elegant look. Leave the remaining hair natural or scrunch it with mousse or hairspray for some added texture. The waterfall braid is a new style that is easy to accomplish and looks like you just stepped out of the salon. This style works best on long, straight or loose waves. Begin the braid on the right side of the hair’s part by grabbing the top section and dividing hair into three sections. Braid strands regularly three times. When you get to the left strand, add more hair to it like a French braid. Let the right strand of hair fall down and pick up a small section of hair next to where the original strand fell. Braid this strand into the style and repeat the process. You can determine in which direction you would like your waterfall braid to fall then pin and secure the braid with bobby pins. If you have had it with your hair and you need a drastic change in five minutes, chop your bangs! This instant lookchanger is show stopping. Take a minute to section off soon-to-be bangs then cut them straight across. Keep the length longer so bangs can be worn down, up or to the side. If you’re not a fan of bold straight-across bangs try cutting upward with your scissors to add texture and layers within the bangs. Try one of these simple styles and get major results in only five minutes for an effortless yet eye-catching hairstyle.

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The title and basic plot are borrowed, but the film bears little resemblance to the ‘80s TV show. Humor replaces grit, synthetic drugs replace gangs and Jonah Hill takes the place of Johnny Depp. And it works. Police officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenks (Channing Tatum) go undercover in a high school to bust a synthetic drug operation. And that’s about all that’s left of the original. To offset the distaste of revamping an iconic name, the film acknowledges the original with a reference early on. When placing the officers undercover, police captain Dick-

son (Ice Cube) tells them an undercover program from the ‘80s has been reinstated. “It’s all about recycling (stuff) from the past and expecting everyone not to notice,” Dickson said, after noting original ideas are rare. The self-mocking confession is a smart move that helps the movie separate itself from any preconceived expectations viewers may have. Rather than a dark film about police work, the new “21 Jump Street” is about unlikely friendships and identity struggles with plenty of uncomfortable moments, party scenes, drug references and silly jokes. Somehow it even manages to throw in prom, a Peter Pan

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New group on campus raises awareness, provides forum for student vets to connect, support each other Cheyenne Perry Journalist

A new support group has been introduced on campus to create an open environment for Boise State student veterans. BJ Lewis, a graduate social work trainee, formed the Student Veteran Social Support Group to link student veterans to one another. Lewis, a veteran himself, understands having military experience can bring a different perspective into a college learning environment. “I have found that it’s a very different experience than what a lot of traditional students go through because of that experience of either being deployed, being in a war-type situation, or just the military lifestyle,” Lewis said. Lewis explained that adapting to college life can be difficult for students who have previously served in the military. He said connecting to other students, relating to instructors and performing in a college atmosphere can be challenging for student veterans. “What I really want for this group is to give student veterans a forum to discuss what it’s like to be a student veteran,” Lewis said. The group first met in the beginning of February and plans to meet until May this semester. A typical meeting begins with introductions and an establishment of ground rules, or guidelines, for the meeting. These guidelines are created by the group and can be changed meeting to meeting. From there, the discussion proceeds casually. Students have the opportunity to share their expe-

riences, or they can listen to others’ experiences and insights. According to Lewis there are approximately 1,700 to 1,900 veterans attending Boise State. The problem the student support group has is raising awareness about the group to student veterans. “It’s a matter of still getting the word out there and letting them know … (the group) is a resource for people who want to use it,” Lewis said. Lewis emphasized the need to publicize the new group as well as the other veteran resources on campus. He also showed gratitude to the university for the increasing support for student veterans. “The growing momentum and the growing support that Boise State’s offering right now to the student veterans really shows that that’s something that’s important to them … This is a really neat time to be a student and be a veteran at Boise State,” Lewis said. Other influential student veteran resources on campus are the Boise State University Veterans Club, the newly-formed Veterans Service Center and the Wyakin Warriors association. The Student Veteran Social Support Group meets on the first and third Thursday of every month in the Veterans Service Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more info Students interested in more information on the group can email BJ Lewis at bjlewis@boisestate.edu or call him at 426-3635.

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Iraq war veteran BJ Lewis, leads the organization Student Veteran Social Support Group.

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He is a man who can describe a musical performance in front of over 9,500 people as the most relaxing thing he has ever done. He is an alumnus from Boise State who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music and he is of a rare few who can say that his degree led him to meeting numerous influential people, like Bruce Lee’s wife Linda Lee Cadwell, Kenny G, Bill Clinton and David Copperfield. He can also say that through music he has influenced countless students to become music teachers, lifelong performers and drum line instructors in his footsteps. Sam Bowker, 44, graduated from Boise State University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in music. He then continued his performances as a musi-

cian, started the Bowker Music instrument repair business, learned sound engineering, provided private lessons for high school students, instructed drum lines and became the band director at Bishop Kelly High School. He started instructing through private lessons at age 16 and has since taught three generations of students. “I call them my ‘grand-students,’” Sam Bowker said. He currently teaches 20 students each week in private lessons while he directs Bishop Kelly’s band. “He is very connected with his students,” Bowker’s wife Noelani Bowker said. According to her, his focus is primarily on building them up as proactive students. Sam Bowker has a very clear idea of what he expects to influence into each student. “I instill a certain level

of obnoxiousness and aggressiveness into them,” he said. “I think it is good for their soul. You have got to be an aggressive, confident individual to feel satisfied at the end of the day.” This year, Sam Bowker’s private students took the first eight places at districts. He talks about winning as an added bonus to building up character. “Other directors think that all I think about is winning, winning, winning,” Sam Bowker said. “But when your student wins, that kind of burns into their soul which propels them through life. They then know that they can accomplish more.” Although Bowker spends a significant amount of time teaching individuals in private lessons, he also works as the band director at Bishop Kelly. He has significantly improved Bishop Kelly’s band program and

continues to improve it each year. “When I started teaching at Bishop Kelly, the band consisted of only eight people. Today, two years later, we have 20 students. Our goal for next year is 30,” he said. In the past few years, Bowker has instructed in several school bands around Treasure Valley. A few schools at which he has taught are Payette, Kuna, Meridian, Caldwell

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Mixing politics, religion thwarts seph O’Brian Baker and Buster Smith of Baylor University concluded the politicization of denominational Christianity, especially by the conservative right, has been a major factor in pushing people away from religion. The research concluded even those who called themselves “unchurched believers”—people with fundamental Christian beliefs but do not attend church—were as opposed to mixing religion and politics as atheists. Jill Gill, professor of American religious history at Boise State, said the Pacific North-

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According to recent research, America’s youngest generation is the most unchurched in our country’s history and it may be costing this generation a sense of belonging within its communities. An article published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion examined issues of nonbelief and how they related to feelings of nonbelonging within three groups: atheists, agnostics and unchurched believers. Surveys conducted by Jo-

west has the lowest number of religious adherents in the country. Across the board, Gill said, people in this area are no longer identifying with denominational religions, like Christianity, and politics certainly play a part in this. “What we’ve seen in the last 30 years is that conservative evangelicals have made a push to get inside of and control (the GOP),” Gill noted. This, she says, caused conservative churches to grow and Christianity to take on a more conservative public face, making it unappealing to liberals who might equate it with the

political right. “Liberal churches continue to be active and are important to many people,” Gill said. “But liberal youth don’t often see much need to join them and many may not even be aware of them due to their lower public profile.” Paul Hatfield is the founder and spiritual leader at The Pursuit, a growing church in Boise that specifically targets the unchurched population. He agrees with Gill that politics are a part of what is driving young Americans away from church. “When people start to equate believing in Jesus with

a certain political party or position, Jesus becomes secondary in people’s minds,” he said. “Things can get a little cloudy for people.” Hatfield said that mixing politics and Christianity can make people feel like practicing religion requires converting to a political party, and that churches should be inviting to new members regardless of their political views. “I believe that the church as a whole is no longer considering the needs of the unchurched community,” Hatfield said. He believes many churches have become inwardly focused and

have begun to neglect the need to reach out to potential new members. This, he said, could have a detrimental effect on how this generation views its community. “People want to be part of a community,” Hatfield said. Community, he believes, is something that all people strive for, whether knowingly or not, because it lends purpose to life. “I think that the lack of overall purpose is the biggest thing that people miss,” Hatfield said. “Day to day living with all of the trials people face just is not satisfying enough (without community).”

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It’s that time of the year when the sun comes out and layers of clothing come off, but students have much more to look forward to than higher temperatures. Flo Rida along with T. Mills, Baby Bash and Kid Ink will be visiting campus on Saturday, April 28 at the Taco Bell Arena for the Annual Spring Fling. Flo Rida made his way on to the top charts with songs such as “Low” featuring TPain, “Right Round” featuring Ke$ha, “Elevator” featuring Timbaland and “Roll” featuring Sean Kingston. Recently Flo Rida has released chart topping “Good Feeling.”

T. Mills is an up-and-coming rapper whose single “With My Vans On” just hit radio stations everywhere. His fearless attitude, unique flow and exciting stage presence is sure to drive crowds crazy along with his fellow performers. Baby Bash is well-known for his catchy single “Cyclone” featuring T-Pain, but before this in the early 2000’s his single “Suga Suga” featuring Frankie J gave him huge attention in the music industry. His most recent collaboration with Miguel “Slide Over” has been played on the radio and is single in his upcoming album, Cool and Consistent. Kid Ink is another up and coming young MC who started out producing music and

spending the majority of his time behind the mixing board. The Los Angeles-based rapper is an internet and YouTube sensation with more than 25 million views on his cutting edge videos. His most recent mix tapes and albums include Daydreamer and Wheels Up. His website and social media accounts receive a staggering amount of traffic every month between 90,000 to 150,00 views and 200,000 likes on Facebook. Tickets for Spring Fling 2012 are on sale at IdahoTickets.com and the Taco Bell Arena Box Office. Free tickets are available to students with ID while supplies last. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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The shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has raised questions about how media outlets portray ethnicities in crimes of violent behavior to the American public.

Media integrity questioned in Trayvon case Will Sondermann Journalist

It was just after 7 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2012 when gunshots echoed through the rainy streets of Sanford, Flor. On the ground laid a 17-year-old young man named Trayvon Martin, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. The man who pulled the trigger was 28-year-old George Zimmerman, a member of a local neighborhood watch group. Was it self defense? Was it a calculated racial slaying? Since that fateful night, many questions have arisen about the facts of the case and the actions of the two men involved. In the quest for answers, news organizations of all kinds have hurried to post, publish or broadcast provocative headlines in an effort to grab the attention of their valuable audience. However, in this frenzy, a handful of those who have covered this story have betrayed the basic principals of journalism, and in doing so, have helped to foster a dangerous atmosphere. The first goal of any journalist should be the truth, and a democracy depends on it. That same truth should be transparent, fair and reliable. It should also be adequate enough for the audience to be able to assess the information without being told what to think. This, however, did not happen early on in the reporting of the Trayvon Martin case. On March 13, 2012 an ABC news reporter stated they had “uncovered questionable police conduct in the investigation of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white neighborhood watch captain.”

The problem with this statement is George Zimmerman isn’t “white” as reported. His father is white and his mother is Hispanic, making him half white, half Hispanic. Pictures of Zimmerman have since been published by various media outlets clearly displaying his Hispanic heritage. However, even more troubling were the actions of an NBC producer, who has since been fired by the network. NBC aired 911 recordings of George Zimmerman speaking to an emergency dispatcher. The recordings NBC played were an edited version, which was not clarified to the public at the time. The portion of the tape played had Zimmerman saying the following: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” You can only imagine what those who heard this tape thought about the motives of Zimmerman. But before the editing Zimmerman had actually said, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.” Then, a dispatcher comes on and asks the following question: “OK, and this guy—is he black, white or Hispanic?” Zimmerman’s response was, “He looks black.” This is much different than the edited version and conveys a different message all together. What the public was given was a well-crafted story that took liberties with the truth, making it seem like a racial issue. In that quest for truth, there was certainly nothing wrong with the ABC reporter monitoring the authorities. In fact,

it is a responsibility of any journalist to act on behalf of the public in this way. It was proper to question how the police department handled this case—and continues to handle it. There are many unanswered questions surrounding these tragic events. For instance, why did the Sanford Police Department only question, but not arrest Mr. Zimmerman that night? They claim the case was self defense covered under the law which is known as Stand Your Ground. However, how do they explain reports that Zimmerman followed Martin through the neighborhood? How can it be standing your ground if you are following someone? This question and others surrounding this case are big enough on their own for any journalist to build a case of why authorities should be doing more. They didn’t have to force a racial angle into the mix. As it stands now, the misleading reports have caused this case to become a political hot potato, but let’s hope the truth doesn’t get lost in all the juggling. To bury your own child has to be one of the most difficult challenges any parent could face. When reading or watching the news, it is easy to forget that there are those individuals who are directly affected by every word. They are real flesh-and-blood people; they feel pain, their hearts break and their tears fall long after the reporting. For them, it is real life and it doesn’t end with the news cycle. They, along with the rest of society, deserve the truth without alteration—no matter what that truth is.

Justice was clearly not served for Trayvon Bryce DunhamZemberi Journalist

The death of Trayvon Martin is not only unfortunate to his family, but also is an important indicator to the state of our justice system as a whole. If the Sanford Police Department (SVP) does not investigate George Zimmerman for murder, today’s kids may come to an important assumption: justice is not always served and racial stereotypes are still used today. According to Francisco Salinas, director of Student Diversity and Inclusion at Boise State, the SVP did not handle Martin’s death professionally. “It seems (Zimmerman) in this case is given an immediate presumption of innocence,” Salinas said. Boise State students should understand that a Caucasian is just as likely to commit assault as an African-American. In this case, Zimmerman allegedly acted in self defense. Trayvon Martin was just a teenage boy who was walking through a neighborhood at night. Simply because of these unwitnessed circumstances, Zimmerman should be tried by a jury and not by the SVP. In fact, there is enough evidence in Zimmerman’s 911 call alone to suggest that he could be suspect for murder. Before Zimmerman was released from police custody immediately following the incident, the SVP should have investi-

gated Zimmerman’s 911 call, wherein he made comments such as, “these assholes.” Comments like these, however, do not prove Zimmerman’s immediate guilt, but they do provide a reason to suspect Zimmerman of assault. Zimmerman also mentioned the boy’s race not once, when the police asked, but twice, as if he really wanted the dispatcher to know the boy’s ethnicity. If justice exists, the police would have further considered how and why Martin would have assaulted Zimmerman in the first place. According to Scott Stark, a freshman studying internet technologies management, a person confronting someone else in the middle of the night is suspicious. “I know if I was Trayvon and being followed at night, I wouldn’t feel comfortable,” Stark said. Additionally, the SVP did not fully consider how the altercation happened. During the 911 call, Zimmerman says Martin ran away from his (Zimmerman’s) vehicle. According to Dustin Kier, a junior studying mechanical engineering, the police misinterpreted Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. “We’ve heard the 911 tapes. (Zimmerman) is told not to pursue and he pursued this guy. This is not a stand-your-ground case; (Zimmerman) pursued (Martin),” Kier said. The police should have

become suspicious of murder and not self defense when Martin ran away from Zimmerman. Zimmerman must have pursued Martin and then confronted him. This demonstrates that Zimmerman was the aggressor. The police committed a logical fallacy by assuming that Martin was shot in self defense. It’s reasonable to think Zimmerman could have shot Martin out of aggression. “It is very credible that (Martin) would have not been treated with a presumption of guilt if (Martin) was not AfricanAmerican,” Salinas said. According to Salinas, the criminal justice system is more suspect of people of color when there is room for subjective interpretation. If the police are allowed to assume a person’s guilt (not having Zimmerman tried by a jury), our kids could learn to accept racial stereotypes—assuming African-Americans are usually aggressive. If racial stereotypes are not addressed, then there will be more Emit Till’s, Rodney King’s and Trayvon Martin’s to come. Justice was not served when Zimmerman was released after shooting a 17-year-old boy from what appears to be a conflict he initiated. Our children should not be witnessing an example of an African-American’s automatically assumed culpability in a scuffle because of the color of his skin.

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Spring Break brings burdens rather than relaxation their classes. For students with families to visit, Spring Break is a much-needed time away from school to recoup and see loved ones. The parents, many of whom pay for their student’s education, want to see their children for at least a couple of days without their faces buried in books. Associate professor in the communication department, Peter Wollheim, Ph.D., does not assign homework assignments over Spring Break. “People need a break. We all need a break,” Wollheim said. “I think the entrapment is that you can always find more work to do. And so of-

ten times I find that people aren’t as good as I’d like them to be at enjoying leisure and downtime.” Some of the extra work doled out by professors may have been with good intention, but under the false assumption that the additional time to work will yield better results in coursework. Or students will have less work during Spring Break, so assigning some won’t be a big deal. However, professors aren’t aware that not only is the work most likely getting slapped together at the last second— even more so than the typical week—but they are also

making their students miserable and increasing their stress levels. There is an important balance between work life and leisure time. Without the opportunity to relax and decompress, students put themselves under amounts of pressure severe enough to negatively impact the quality of their work. Stress from overworking is something that affects many students. The University Health Center understands the impacts stress can have on students. According to its website, “distress occurs if you have too much stress or if you don’t deal with it

properly, causing all kinds of havoc healthwise and in your relationships.” Because students comprise a demographic easily susceptible to distress from school, work and social lives to balance, it is especially important to be able to take advantage of the breaks they are given. The opportunities they have for leisure time are so few and far between that to have them inundated with extra assignments and work is counterproductive and detrimental to the health of all of the stressed-out students, faculty and professors. Professors who assign extra material over Spring Break

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The phrase Spring Break seems self-explanatory. Reeling after eight weeks of hard work, students expect to enjoy some leisure time with family and friends. What they seem to find, however, is a week spent buried in mounds of homework and hiding in the library. Perhaps this week should be renamed, Spring Study Time. Having schoolwork due during or directly after Spring Break is detrimental to students and professors. At least a portion of Spring Break should be able to be allocated, guiltfree, to relaxation time without putting students behind in

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To defy is to challenge someone to do something considered impossible. The Boise State Wakeboard club will be hosting the premiere of Defy, the Danny Harf Project, Monday April 16 at 7 p.m. in the SpEC Theatre in the Student Union Building. Who is Danny Harf? Danny Harf is one of the best all around wakeboarders of his time. He has four X Games medals, multiple pro tour victories, two Master’s Championships, two national Titles, a World’s Title, was the 2009 Bro Stock winner. He is pushing the limits of wakeboarding to the extreme. Why attend this movie premiere? It’s simple. This movie is meant to inspire and motivate every audience member to take action. “They show people hucking the craziest stuff you’ll ever see,” secretary Ian Sherrow said. “Launching off doubled up wakes, throwing double tantrums, and the fattest ralies you’ll ever see. It’s crazy. They set up crazy features, insane rails, and jumps. You watch them hurl themselves into impossible things that no human could do, but they do it somehow.” More importantly, this movie premiere will offer free door prizes for all in attendance. There will be eight main sponsors that will provide prizes. The Water Ski Pro Shop, Idaho Water Sports, Monster Energy, Kuborra, Uni Threads, Wake Central Cable Park and Soulcraft Boarding. There will be anything from T-shirts to wakeboard vests, ropes, handles, stickers, hats and much more. “I do whatever (club president Julie Robinson) tells me to do. I am her little minion,” Sherrow said when asked what he does for the club. The Wakeboard Club has been advertising for Defy through Facebook, posters that will infiltrate the residence halls, downtown Boise, Eagle and of course the good old fashioned word of mouth. This premiere is also a great way for students on campus to get to know the members of the club. Wakeboarding is a sport that is more under wraps in Idaho due to weather conditions. However, the sport fosters friendships, great times on the lake and memories that will last a lifetime. “You get to hang out with a bunch of people who are pretty relaxed and you can just have fun and not worry about anything,” vice president Matt DeGoede said. The process of joining the club is straightforward. After registering online at the REC Center website, it will be $20 to join the club. That initial money will get you a day up on the lake with the club. But after the first $20, the club charges $10 every time for a day of wakeboarding at Lucky Peak to cover gas fees. There will usually be more than one car going up, with two boats and a jet ski. “We went to two competitions in the fall as a club. There are two different wakeboarding circuits. One is USA Water Ski and Wakeboard and the other one is Empire Wake. And we went to one competition for both of those circuits in the fall,” Robinson said. No experience is necessary for club members. In fact, one of the current club members, sophomore Ethan Ayres, traveled to Chico, Calif. to participate in a tournament with the club during the fall semester. He chose to do this on a whim because it sounded like fun. Ayres had no prior experience, unless you count surfing, and his first run ever was a complete success. “It was his first time wakeboarding and he killed it. He did a really good job and I think that was one of the highlights of his fall. It was definitely one of the highlights of my fall,” Sherrow said. These athletes have pushed the sport to its limits, taking wakeboarding to a whole new playing field. As college students, many of us are always looking for a way to get involved and experience new things. Add wakeboarding to that list.

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It’s a great time to be on the Boise State men’s tennis team. By sweeping their double-header matchups against Air Force and Weber State 7-0, the Broncos increased their home winning streak to 24 matches. Of the 31 total sets played Saturday, Boise State dropped only one to improve to 20-6 and 2-0 in the Mountain West Conference. Head Coach Greg Patton has expressed the Broncos’ challenge of capturing the crucial doubles point, something they have clearly addressed heading into conference play. The most exciting action of the game came early during doubles play when the pairing of sophomore Andrew Bettles and junior Filipp Pogostkin battled to a 9-8 win in tiebreakers against the Falcons. Singles play was once again Boise State’s strongest asset, defeating all of their Saturday opponents in straight sets. Senior Damian Hume, the 56th ranked singles player in the

country, proved his value with 6-4, 6-0 win against Air Force’s Alex Grubbs. Hume served an NCAA suspension for the majority of the fall season, and has used the time off to finetune many of the skills that have gained him national attention. He has also defeated Weber State’s number one Simon Unger 6-3, 6-1 with little difficulty to finish the afternoon. “[Hume] has been deprived of something that’s his, and it was stolen from him, and now he’s gotten it back, and he won’t let go,” Patton said. Though the Broncos are incredibly confident in their top three singles players, they will need support from the bottom of the lineup in order to make waves in the NCAA Tournament and accomplish their primary goal of winning a national championship. Garrett Patton won in straight sets against both of his opponents, 6-3, 6-4 and 6-4, 6-4. The production of Scott Sears and Patton down low will be incredibly influential on the Broncos’ future going forward, something

their beloved coach is well aware of. “All of my best team’s have had players that are solid at the bottom,” Patton said. “The legs of the table are really important, and that’s where those guys come in.” Boise State is coming off of monumental wins against rival Fresno State and conference opponent San Diego State from the previous week, and have an even tougher road ahead of them. With matches against TCU, New Mexico and UNLV still left to play, the Broncos will need to be able to take the success they’ve had at the Steve Appleton Tennis Center on the road. “You have to earn confidence, and we’re exactly where we want to be right now,” Patton said. “It’s a type of swagger, and you have to have that in sports.” Patton said it best when he said that his team has the confidence to win a conference championship. No one can touch the Boise State men’s tennis teams swag heading into the hardest part of the season.

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Last week, men’s tennis star Nathan Sereke brought Boise State honors by being named the Mountain West player of the week after helping earn victories against San Diego State and Fresno State. He also performed very well during the Saturday’s match against Air Force and Weber State. The 6-foot, 7-inch sophomore is a native to Stockholm, Sweden and loves tennis. This is plain to see in the furor and intensity that he brings to every match that he competes in. “I started playing tennis when I was five. I was pretty much the only guy in school that played it. It was popular in Sweden back in the ‘80s, but now soccer and hockey are the big sports,” Sereke said. Playing tennis isn’t all fun and games though. Sereke explained the grueling schedule of training he has to do to keep his body in peak condition to perform as well as he can. “I do two hours every

day of tennis and then an hour and a half of fitness. The fitness coach is really helping me get stronger and faster at my game,” he said. The Swede speaks English without any hint of an accent. This is his third semester at BSU and to see him, and talk to him you would never guess that he is from Europe. “In Sweden, everyone takes English language classes from third grade on, so English is more than just a second language,” he said. Sereke, a marketing major, doesn’t play any other sports, as his real passion is tennis. And If you watch him play, you’ll know why. Sereke speaks highly of the coaches and athletes he has worked with during his time playing for Boise State. He also said he likes Idaho and the friendly people he has gotten to know. Although he takes his athletics seriously, Sereke isn’t just here to play. “In the beginning it was mostly about sports, but now I am starting to really get into my

classes,” he said. Sereke is happy that he Listen to the most recent Arbiter has gotten to play a lot of matches outdoors this Sports Talk about college basketball on year. Last year around this arbiteronline.com/sports. time the weather was bad, resulting in mostly indoor matches. There are some sports that sunny days just If you struggle to control your make better, tennis being a asthma, even with medication, big one of them. you may want to learn about Sereke is cool and colthe FLUTE clinical trial. lected on the court, and If you struggle to control your you can see this qualLocal doctors are conducting the FLUTE clinical asthma, even with medication, trial to evaluate an investigational inhaled ity come out just through you may want to learn about corticosteroid drug and device combination conversation. the FLUTE clinical trial. Inhaler. called Fp Dry Powder Sereke doesn’t know if Local doctors are conducting the FLUTE clinical he will try his hand at the If you are experiencing persistent, uncontrolled trial to evaluate an investigational inhaled professional level after he asthma despite the use of non-corticosteroid corticosteroid drug and device combination therapy, we hope that you will consider graduates. He is more focalled Fp Dry Powder Inhaler. participating in this clinical trial. cused on playing well durIf you are experiencing uncontrolled To pre-qualify forpersistent, this clinical trial, you or ing his college career, but asthmayour despite use of non-corticosteroid childthe must: he has the talent. therapy, we hope that you will consider He is looking forward to Be at least 12clinical years of age (or age 18 in participating in this trial. countries that permit enrollment of adults only) competing in the last five To pre-qualify this clinical trial,of you or Have afor medical diagnosis asthma regular season games, and your child Bemust: on a short-acting B2-agonist or then the Mountain West noncorticosteroid for at least three Be at least 12 years of agemedication (or age 18 in championships down in months prior toenrollment this clinicaloftrial countries that permit adults only) San Diego. havediagnosis used an inhaled corticosteroid for at Have aNot medical of asthma least six weeks prior toorthis clinical trial Next up for Sereke is Be a short-acting B2-agonist noncorticosteroid medication for at least three an April 13 match against Qualified will receive clinical months prior toparticipants this clinical trial TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. trial-related medicalcorticosteroid evaluations and Not have used an inhaled for atclinical He will be returning home trialweeks medication noclinical cost. In addition, least six prior toat this trial for an April 20 match-up reimbursement for travel may also be provided. Qualified participants will receive clinical against both UNLV and Study Information by PPD, Inc. 0408111200 110716 trial-related medical evaluations and clinical College Of Idaho. trial medication at no cost. In addition, learn more, please contact: The matches will be To learn more, please contact: Boise Valley Asthma Allergy Clinic reimbursement for traveland may also be provided. held at the Appleton ten-<<Clinic Name>> Study Information by PPD, Inc. 0408111200 110716 nis center and will take<<Phone Number>> Call 208-890-5833 place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Doug Martin (22) escapes an arm tackle from an Aggie defender in the last BSU-Utah matchup in 2010.

Boise State-Utah State series renewed

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As they transition to the Big East, Boise State is attempting to salvage its geo-

graphic rivalries, beginning with a scheduling agreement with ex-Western Athletic Conference rival Utah State, starting in 2014. The home-and-home se-

ries will begin in 2014 in Logan, Utah and then finish in Boise for 2015. The Broncos and Aggies were once WAC adversaries, until Boise State bolted for

the Mountain West for the 2011 season, and are now expected to join the Big East for the 2013 season. The regional rivalry began as non-conference oppo-

nents in 1975, then faced off as Big West members from 1996 to 2000. Boise State currently leads the series 13-4, having won the last 10 games.

Very rarely are athletes able to return at the peak of their abilities following season-ending injuries. Any time spent away from the field, court or ice is money lost, talent wasted, and leaves careers tainted. For Johan Santana of the New York Mets and Kendrys Morales of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, over a year away from the game of baseball was time well spent. So far. In 2008, Santana was acquired by the New York Mets from the Minnesota Twins for a record-setting $137.5 million spread over six years. Santana was supposed to be the first piece in a puzzle to crawl out of the shadow of the Bronx Bombers, and initially, he was. With a sub-3.00 ERA and about 15 wins a season, Santana gave Mets fans something to smile about in the midst of some of the franchise’s worst years. After three short seasons with theSRclub, and DESIGNER: three remaining on his monster Santana DIV: 9 contract, SIZE: 65FC suffered a season-ending shoulder4-9-12 injury. DATE: Though pitchers are often thought to have better seasons following elbow surgery, Santana’s shoulder injury left his future as grim BSU. as the team he MKTS: plays for. After missing the entirety of the 2011 season, however, Santana appears to be just fine. The Mets called upon Santana to be their opening day starter for the 2012 season, leaving nearly every baseball fan stunned by the outcome. His five innings pitched, five strikeouts, zero earned runs and two walks marked one of the best comebacks in baseball history, and gave the Mets a 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Across the country in the American League, Angels first baseman and designated hitter Kendry Morales was returning to baseball after a year of embarrassment, pain and immobility. Following his grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Angels’ May 29, 2010 win over the Mariners, Morales shattered his ankle while jumping on to home plate amidst his waiting teammates. With one swing of the bat, Morales experienced the best, and worst, moment of his career. It took nearly two years CONTENT CHECKED toBY DESIGNER repair Morales’ broken ankle, but with his experience in bittersweet DESIGN APPROVED moments, opening weekend for the Angels probFINAL APPROVAL ably wasn’t much of a surprise. Morales could COPY EDITOR have failed in his first two games against the Kansas City Royals after sufferROP DIRECTOR ing the injury, and no one would have noticed; it was expected. PRODUCTION DIRECTOR But he didn’t. At the exact site in which Morales ADSEND TIMEnearly saw his career come to a conclusion, he went 5-for-7 in the first two of the season, PLACEDgames IN DOCUSHARE proving that his home must be equipped with a very nice batting cage. Contrary to popular belief, Morales and Santana have proven that two years away from their sport is just what the doctor, and fans, ordered. Follow @ engelsportsguy

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Kelsey Black performs on the uneven bars March 7, at the Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos finished third at this week’s regionals held in Fayetteville, Ark.

Gymnastics Article is courtesy BroncoSports. The Boise State gymnastics team competed to a third-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Fayetteville Regional Saturday (April 7) afternoon at the Barnhill Arena. The Broncos scored a 196.050 team total, with redshirt senior Amy Glass leading the way with her 39.45 all-around total. Glass’s total added to the highest all-around total by a non-team qualifying athlete, advancing her to the NCAA National Championships in the all-around. This will be Glass’s second trip to

the national meet in the allaround. UCLA earned the top team spot, scoring a 197.225, while Arkansas earned a 196.875 to place second. Boise State was third with their 196.050, while Missouri placed fourth (195.450), Maryland placed fifth (194.40) and New Hampshire placed sixth (193.90). Glass earned the best allaround regional score in program history with her 39.45. The total earned her a fourthplace finish. She becomes only the fourth Bronco to qualify

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for the national meet in multiple seasons. Junior Brittany Potvin-Green also participated in the all-around competition, earning a 39.075 and an eighthplace finish. “It was a bittersweet finish to an outstanding year and we’re already planning and setting goals for next year,” said cohead coach Tina Bird. “We are really excited for Amy to once again represent Boise State in the all-around at the national championships and are excited see her honored as an AAI Award finalist.” The Broncos couldn’t have asked for a much better opening rotation on Saturday, scoring a 48.975 on the un-

even bars. The score tied the second-best all-time regional bars total in school history. Glass and Caitlin Mann led the Broncos with their 9.850 scores, tying for third place overall. The pair also tied the fourth-best individual regional bars score in school history. Following close behind was Kelsey Morris, earning a 9.80, good for an 11th-place tie, and Ciera Perkins tying for 13th with a 9.775. Kelsey Black and Potvin-Green rounded out the line-up with 9.70 scores, tying for 26th place. Moving to balance beam for their second event and the third rotation of the meet, the Broncos earned a 48.60 total,

good for the ninth-best team total at a regional. Bekah Gher led the Broncos on beam for the second straight season, this time earning a 9.825. Her score tied for eighth in the meet, and ninth in best regional beam scores by a Bronco. The Broncos tied another second-best regional score on the evening, this time on floor by earning a 49.175 total. Glass led the way with a 9.90, tying the school record for regional floor score and tying for third. Potvin-Green earned a 9.850 to place 11th, while Amanda Otuafi and Perkins tied for 15th with a 9.825. Black earned a 9.775, placing 26th and Mann scored a 9.675

to place 39th. Boise State saved their best efforts for last, totaling a 49.275 on vault to earn the second-best regional vault total in program history. Glass led the way again, earning a 9.950 to tie for the event win. She becomes the third Bronco to earn a regional event win in program history and the second to do so on vault. The Broncos earned their third third-place regional finish in program history and send their seventh Bronco as an individual to the national championships. The 2012 NCAA National Championships will be held April 20 through 22 in Duluth, Ga.

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