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sumed Collins to be the perfect example of a virile, heterosexual man. People often worry that looking up to athletes affects the way we look at alcohol, safe sex and drug use. However, less attention is paid to how sports reinforce strict gender roles. Matthew Genuchi, a professor of psychology at Boise State, with research focusing on men and masculinity, calls American sports “a traditional environment of hyper-masculinity.” According to Genuchi, male sports value such norms as dominance, assertiveness, non-intimacy, power and competition. Athletics became a way for men to showcase these characteristics. “Sports historically was

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seen as a male preserve,” said Shelley Lucas, Ph.D., a professor of kinesiology at Boise State. “This is something that boys and men do to learn about, prove and demonstrate their masculinity,” Collins’ coming out is one of the most recent and significant challenges to some of these traditional notions. “People who care about these kind of things are hopeful that this is going to open the door to more active athletes coming out and being more comfortable,” Lucas said.

Challenges to gender norms The current state of gender norms in sports may

be in flux. After February’s NFL Scouting Combine, both Manti Te’o of Notre Dame and Nick Kasa of the University of Colorado reported teams asked them questions pertaining to their sexuality. These questions would be illegal in nearly any other job interview. MLB, the NBA and the NHL have started fining for homophobic slurs used during games. However, slurs are still being used. The NFL has never reprimanded a player for using slurs. “They’re very invested in presenting a certain style of hyper-masculinity: violence on the playing field, but we also see it off, big, powerful musculature, it’s about brute force, it’s about domination,” Lucas said. “The

sports culture of hockey, baseball, basketball, the NFL, seem to have a lot riding on that particular view of masculinity.” But there are signs of change as well. NFL players Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo have filed a lawsuit against the NFL. Their brief states, “For far too long, professional sports have been a bastion of bigotry, intolerance and smallminded prejudice toward sexual orientation.” Recently, several retired players, athletes in foreign leagues and female athletes have come out. There has also been an increase in activism among players who are straight allies. “I think in the United States there has been a shift in that there is more openness and acceptance of nontraditional masculine norms,” Genuchi said. “But … I think these predominant norms still exist and still have an impact on men.”

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“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” The news from Jason Collins shook the world Monday morning. Shook it so hard that the Twitter birds were stumbling over themselves to get out of their nests. Within 10 minutes of being posted on the Sports Illustrated website, the article had over 800 comments and Jason Collins was a trending topic. Collins, who just finished his twelfth season in the NBA, became the first active male player to be openly gay in any of the four major American sports. Yet two weeks ago on April 18, when the number one WNBA draft pick Brittney Griner came out as lesbian, there was hardly a ripple. Are expectations different for men and women in sports? Whereas Griner had practically been labeled a lesbian already, many as-

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In February 2013, Erika Sather-Smith, senior print making major, created an opportunity for student artists to incorporate their art into the festivities of Boise’s 150th anniversary as a city. After pitching her idea of a photo booth as a canvas for student art to the Department of Art and History, Sather-Smith and Rachel Reichert, Boise 150 SesquiShop curator, have made this photo booth a staple in every First Thursday. “Every time I get the new work in here it’s a new surprise for me,” Reichert said. This First Thursday, May 2, senior psychology and art major Sibylle Gorla’s work will serve as the backdrop for the photo booth. Students and community members will have a digital print of a parking garage view of downtown Boise (from 8th street and Idaho)

for their background. Gorla, said this idea came to her from her fascination with historical transportation. Gorla also said this print will have her digital interpretations of Boise. Gorla is now the fourth student to include their art as part of Boise 150. Sather-Smith has had a Boise State student engage their art with each recurrence of the photo booth. Sather-Smith said one coincidence which has “worked out” each time has been the student’s art complimenting the theme of the Sesqui-Shop’s First Thursday activities or artist displays. “I have had somebody every month, and sort of by coincidence, whatever their work is has happened to go along with the theme of the SesquiShop during that month, so it’s worked out pretty good,” Sather-Smith said. According to Reichert, people can expect just as much liveliness this evening and the rest of May. This month’s theme is “pop up shops,” each

day brining new community groups and organizations “setting up shop” in the SesquiShop, including Idaho Ballet performances, wine tasting, and a humane society adoption event. “It’s never going to be a dull moment next month,” Reichert said.

Previous photo booth artists February: Erika Sather-Smith Theme: Boise creates March: Alexanna Wonder Theme: Vibes: a celebration of music in Boise April: Sara Smart Theme: Remnants of Boise Present artist: Sibylle Gorla Theme: Pop up shop

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‘Heterotropias’ exhibition to opens in SUB Student Union Fine Arts presents a new exhibition titled “Heterotropias: Institutional Structures and Subjectivities by Don Winiecki” from May 4 to June 4 in the Student Union Gallery. Based on his observations as a sociologist, Boise State instructional and performance technology professor Don Winiecki visually investigates the effects and affects of institutional structures on the production of subjectivity. Through the use of conventional realism and academic formality, as well as evocative non-

representational forms, Winiecki’s painting and drawing installation invites viewers to interact with and encounter multiple ways of seeing, perceiving and potentially responding to those structures. An opening reception will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Light refreshments will be served. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The SUB Gallery is located on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Call 4261242 for more information.

Celebrate school pride Celebrate Boise State School Pride Day from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, May 3. Free food, interactive games and prizes will all be up for grabs. Students can participate in all events will which will take place in the Quad. School Pride Day not only includes free pizza and Coke for students wearing Bronco gear, but also free Bronco Gear for participating in the games that are set up. School Pride Day

is meant to take the tradition of Bronco FAN Friday to the next level by not only encouraging everyone to wear blue and orange on Friday, but also to enjoy the camaraderie created by socializing with fellow Broncos. Launched five years ago, School Pride Day is an annually hosted event by the students of the Future Alumni Network (FAN) Club and it is their largest springtime event.

Radiologic sciences students put on Health Fair Students from Boise State’s Radiologic Sciences Program worked in conjunction with College of Western Idaho’s Certified Dental Assisting Program to offer a health and safety fair at Koelsch Elementary School on April 17. Eight rotational booths were presented to approximately 450 K-6 students in small groups. Topics included oral hygiene and home care, personal hygiene, cancer awareness and prevention,

heart and bone health, media safety, outdoor safety, nutrition and exercise. The Boise State group performed a needs assessment with teachers at Koelsch and devised teaching tools and learning activities on each health and safety topic. The students obtained a few donations from local businesses that allowed each participant to receive items such as activity books, pencils, tooth-

brushes, timers, flossers, wrapped milk and cheese. Four helmets and two bicycles were raffled to deserving youngsters at the end of the fair. The students would like to thank Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Albertsons, Idaho Dairy Council, Timberstone Landscaping, Student Association of Radiologic Technologists and the CWI Certified Dental Assisting Program for their generous support.

Boise State hosting Application Day Boise State will host an application day May 8 to personally assist prospective students with the admission and financial aid process in advance of the May 15 priority admission date for the fall 2013 semester. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to

4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at Admissions located on the first floor of the SUB, 1700 University Drive. Students may drop in any time during the event. Optional campus tours will be available at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Prospective stu-

dents will be able to complete the fall application, submit admission materials and ask enrollment counselors questions. Financial aid counselors also will be available to answer questions. For more info contact Admissions at (208) 426-1156.



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Pell grants and the sequester An uncertain future for needed aid

Jessica Adamson Staff Writer

The federal Pell Grant program has been helping disadvantaged students pay for college since 1965 by providing funds to students that they don’t have to pay back. In the 2011-12 school year alone, over nine million students received a total of approximately $34.5 billion to help ease the cost of higher education. Of the 17,065 degree-seeking undergraduates at Boise State, 54 percent received money from the program last year. Shaun Wheeler, a senior environmental studies major, is one of those students. “For me, the Pell Grant is the life vest that keeps my head above water. It certainly doesn’t supplement all of my income but it is absolutely a needed addition,”

Wheeler said. “It makes it easier for me to justify higher education.” Boise State’s Interim Director of Financial Aid Diana Fairchild sees the grant giving opportunities for higher education to those students that may not otherwise be able to afford it. “Pell Grants are typically there to help the students that, for lack of a better word, are your lower-income students,” Fairchild said. “You want those students to be able to go to school and get an education and provide a better future for them and their families.” With so many students such as Wheeler reliant on the Pell Grant to keep them afloat, any potential threat to the program could be damaging. The sequester, mandatory across-the-board bud-

get cuts for federal funding, went into effect on March 1 and could continue for the next ten years. Pell Grants are one of the few programs protected from cuts but only until the end of the 2013-14 school year. After that date, the program would be eligible for sequester cuts. According to Fairchild, cuts to the program could mean stricter eligibility requirements or fewer dollars for students. That could translate into tough choices for needy students. “It may mean that maybe the student wanted to go to Boise State but goes to CWI instead. Maybe if they wanted to go out of state, they stay in state instead. Maybe they decide to do a two-year program versus a four-year program,” Fairchild said. “Do I think that it will mean less students go to school?

Arguing for equality

Kyle McCallum Staff Writer

Add the words. It’s a request citizens of Idaho have made to the Idaho Legislature. Depending on a vote on May 21, Coeur d’Alene may join Sandpoint, Moscow and Boise as the only Idaho cities that have added the words, yet the state as a whole has not yet included them to the constitution. Not all residents in Idaho are legally protected under the law. Idaho has not added legislation that protects against the discrimination of an individual’s gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Boise State Gender Studies Group, along with Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, gathered in the Farnsworth

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Room Wednesday, April 29, to show a video depicting a panel of Idaho residents arguing the case for adding the words to the Idaho Human Rights Act. The video was the focus of the meeting that included business people, clergy and administrators; all giving reasons as to why the state of Idaho needs to pass legislation protecting the rights of all Idaho citizens. “This is the right thing to do for all Idahoans, this is the right thing for civil liberty,” said John Reuter, a member of the panel and owner of Bardenay restaurant and distillery. At first, many opponents of the measure cited the creation of a “protected class” as a permanent group. But as Maryanne Jordan, the Boise City Council President, put

it, “What happens when you don’t add the words, is you add an unprotected class.” Not including the words in the state constitution spans beyond civil rights; Idaho business owners see the lack of protections for all peoples under the law as a negative as well. “Discrimination is bad for business,” said Clark Krause, a panel member. Numbers are difficult to use in scenarios like these because it is possible people will not file charges on hate crimes because of the possibility of being fired by employers or being evicted by landlords. It can hard to gauge how much discrimination has taken place in Idaho because people are afraid to speak openly about it. Those who did decide to

Yeah, I do.” For Wheeler, a cut in his Pell Grant wouldn’t cause him to drop out but would still have an impact on his education. “I pay my tuition with my loans. I use my grant money to help with living expenses,” Wheeler said. “(To lose the Pell Grant) wouldn’t be a deal breaker but my grades and extra-curricular activities would probably suffer.” Just how likely is it that Pell Grants will be cut after their protection expires? According to the American Council on Education, the sequester placed annual spending caps on domestic discretionary spending—under which education programs like Pell Grants are funded—reducing its budget by $4 billion for the 2014 fiscal year. This spending cap could translate into cuts to the educa-

speak out did so with courage. “When we held our meeting in November, so many people came and told stories despite the fact that they could lose their jobs and residences because the ordinance which was enacted in January was not retroactive,” Jordan said. “When you can stand up and do something so brave, the opposition is marginalized.” The amendment has failed to pass six times before, mostly because Idaho legislatures have chosen not to attend sessions when the bill would become law. Congressmen tended to vote along party-lines, even though in a 2011 Moore Information Poll, 81 percent of Idahoans agreed, “It should be illegal to fire someone just because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.” The students and individuals who put together Amend-

tion budget, including Pell Grants. Meanwhile, the current effects of the sequester are being felt, from airport delays to delays in openings for national parks. “It certainly isn’t just education, there are lots of areas being impacted. It’s just sort of interesting to see how much more will get cut before maybe Congress takes some action to stop them,” Fairchild said. “It becomes sort of a value system on (Congress’) part in terms of what they think they need to go in and try to save and what they don’t save.” This value system was demonstrated last week when Congress passed the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013, a bill that cancelled furloughs for air traffic controllers mandated by the sequester. This bill marks the

third time Congress has attempted to fix an unwanted consequence of sequestration, previously intervening for the meat industry and tuition assistance for military veterans. The White House’s newest budget proposal for the 2014 fiscal year calls for further increases in the maximum grant amount awarded to students in need and seeks to allow more students access the those grants. Although Pell Grants will lose their protection after the 2013-14 school year, Fairchild expressed optimism about the program. “The maximum amount of money a student can receive is going up next year, from $5,500 to $5,645. I think there’s a lot of support to try to protect Pell Grants, which is good,” Fairchild said.


Students saw footage of Idahoans arguing for equality. ing the Idaho Human Rights Act presentation sought to enlighten and inspire those who did not know the gravity of this lack of legislation. As Jonny Carkin, a community member and assistant to the presentation, said, “The constituents job as a citizen is to educate their elected

officials.” Come next term, Idahoans are expected to show up in droves to urge Idaho to include gender identity and sexual orientation as protected under the Idaho Human Right’s Act. “Do the next right thing,” Kevin Settles said, a member of the panel.



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Sleep habit or sleep disorder? Arbiter Staff

Sleepless nights might be par for the course as a college student but when does it stop being a bad habit and become a disorder? According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control, “Among 74,571 adult respondents in 12 states, 35.3 percent reported less than seven hours of sleep during a typical 24-hour period... A short sleep duration was found to be more common among adults ages 20 to 39 years (37 percent)...Adults who reported sleeping less than the recommended seven to nine hours per night were more likely to have difficulty performing many daily tasks.” Dr. Vincent Serio, director of Health Services, explained insomnia, one of the most

common types of sleep disorders. “Insomnia is a very big term because it means a lot of different things to different people. And I guess probably you could say insomnia is the lack of sleep or the lack of quality sleep.” He further explained that, “the two main categories are acute insomnia and chronic insomnia.” Acute is considered “normal” and lasts for a short amount of time. Chronic is long lasting and is what disrupts normal life. Chronic insomnia also correlates with depression, anxiety and other health problems. Many students have dealt with acute insomnia. A night or few days of insomnia would

Taking a stand [News page 1] Even Collins discussed this in his announcement: “But I’ve always been an aggressive player, even in high school. Am I so physical to prove that being gay doesn’t make you soft?” As free agent this summer, it is not known where or if Collins will play again. While it is almost certain he will not be the last openly gay athlete in American sports, the dominant culture of hypermasculinity has not ended. “I don’t imagine that just one person coming out is just going to erase all the homophobia that is out there,” Lucas said. “It’s going to be interesting to see how teams and sponsors and people who speak up, who are silent. Because that will be saying something as well.”

What this means for women Sports have been equated with masculinity for a long time. Because of this it

seems unnatural for women to possess these characteristics and have an interest in displaying them. Lucas noted that working class women and women of color were always physical in their labor. The idea that it is improper for women to sweat and be physical came out of white, middle class society. However, these views still affect perceptions of gender in American sports today. Women have made great strides since Title IX was passed in 1972. The number of women participating in sports has increased tenfold, and women have found some space in a traditional male sphere. But that has created other challenges. If a woman is too aggressive or athletic she may be considered “mannish” or assumed to be a lesbian. “I like to call it this idea of sport-induced lesbianism,” Lucas said. “For wom-

be characterized by having a hard time falling asleep, tossing and turning, worrying, and being especially anxious and stressed. The more pressing problem, and the problem most people take to the doctor, is chronic insomnia—characterized by not easily falling asleep, feeling tired after sleeping and not getting quality sleep. Results from a study published in the Journal of American College Health state, “Many college students suffer from some form of sleep disturbance. A large majority (73 percent) of students indicated at least occasional sleep problems, with women reporting more of some difficulties than men did.” Caley Featherstone, who has been battling chronic insomnia for seven to eight years,

explained her insomnia is basically not being able to sleep. “I turn angry or really crazy or I can’t do school work, I can’t focus on anything,” she said. “And some nights I’ll be so tired, but I just can’t sleep. I’ll lay in bed and do all the sleeping techniques I know. But I just can’t sleep.” While insomnia may seem overwhelming, most often the cause is detectable and there are steps to improve sleep quality. This solution is called sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene is basically developing or changing habits around bedtime to most effectively slow your mind and help you sleep. “Just like the quality of your teeth is gonna depend on your tooth hygiene, the same thing with your sleep,” Serio said. “It’s not something you can take for

granted. It has to be nurtured.” Some tips for sleep hygiene include going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. Do not nap during the day, and try not to associate your bed with anything besides sleep and sex. Maybe more important for college students is to unplug from electronics— Facebook, scrolling websites, or watching movies. Serio also mentions the resources here on campus available to struggling students. “Just call 426-1459, the Health Center and say you’d like to make an appointment to talk about poor sleep. You’d probably get scheduled in with the medical services here, there are counseling services that can help, especially if there is stress

component,” he said. Medication is usually a measure taken after other remedies have been tried. Featherstone offers her best advice for anyone working through insomnia. “It’s important to unplug yourself, like 30 minutes before you go to sleep. Just get rid of all those external things that could keep you up: your phone, your iPod, your computer. And then make a routine,” she said. Insomnia is unhealthy and can be a huge inconvenience, especially for students who have a limited time to sleep. The good news is there are several things you can do to help yourself and there are many great resources available on campus.

en, sport becomes a way to raise suspicion that you’re a lesbian.” In today’s society there are sports that women can play with little to no question, Lucas suggested. “Women who are in gymnastics and tennis and swimming, figure skating— they’re meeting the cultural expectations of what a woman is,” Lucas said. The number of girls and young women playing sports have helped push this change into the cultural space. “There still is a pretty strong gender stereotype about who’s expected to play sports and what is normal. Although that certainly is changing,” Lucas said. “We see tons of little girls out there playing sports. I think that has helped with changing some of those gender roles.”

through role models and examples. Many youth, especially adolescents, are drawn to athletes when looking for these role models. “It shapes who they (children) are and what they think is within the parameters of acceptable behavior,” Lucas said. The Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a study that showed 93 percent of youth between the ages of 10 and 17 who participated in at least one sport considered a professional athlete to be a role model. That is higher than the number of kids who listed their parents. “We look to other people for how we should be,” said Kimberly McAdams, Ph.D., another professor of psychology at Boise State. “We focus on people who are powerful and attractive because of course we want to be those things ourselves.” For young men especially, the hyper-masculine culture starts long before the professional and college level.

From a young age they are taught to represent one cultural norm. “One message young men and boys are learning: Don’t do feminine things,” Genuchi said. “An implied part of that is we don’t talk about homosexuality. Male athletes don’t talk about it.” That can make finding space of acceptance hard for young, gay athletes, who have been watching for signs of acceptance. In recent years, NBA players have been fined for using homophobic slurs on the court, Lucas noted. “Role models can just as easily inspire bad behavior as good,” McAdams said. “It’s all about the perceptions we hold. If that person seems like someone we want to be like, we emulate them no matter what.” In that at least Collins has offered a small ray of hope to other gay athletes: that they aren’t alone. “I think he’s a great role model for athletes who want to come out, telling his sto-

ry the way he does,” Lucas said. “For younger athletes, that’s especially important.” In his announcement, Collins revealed his reasons for coming out. He said he wanted to tell his story after watching a friend march in a 2012 gay pride parade, sitting in his apartment less than three miles from where the Supreme Court was hearing arguments about gay marriage, and being instilled with a sense of mortality by the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Collins also explained that he wears number 98 as a silent statement in remembrance of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student in Wyoming who was kidnapped, tortured and hung on a barbed wire fence in 1998. It was his one gesture of solidarity. “I want to do the right thing and not hide anymore,” Collins wrote. “I want to march for tolerance, acceptance and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, ‘Me, too.’ ”

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Senior Kate McNearney smudges her chalk art of a man jumping rope in the hopes to win first place in the chalk art competition.

The Chalk Art murals are up

Cher Wada Koenig Staff Writer

As of Sunday afternoon, seven chalk art murals had been applied to the outside of the Recreation Center (REC). There is everything from a volleyball player, Boise River rafters and the Friendship Bridge to jump

roping and swimming. Several passersby commented on the striking colors and the unique displays on the walls of the REC. Kimberly Robin Hayes, junior psychology major, was one student who saw the chalk art display for the first time on Sunday. “Holy crap,” Hayes said.

“These guys did amazing. It’s just so detailed, the talent is unriveted. It’s amazing; they’ve really taken the color and just expressed all of the emotion that they needed to.” Hayes said she thinks the idea of an ongoing chalk art competition is a great idea. “Summer’s here, it’s getting warmer, this is just going to

encourage people to go out, to get active and indulge in everything that Idaho has to offer,” Hayes said. Hayes was particularly struck by one of the chalk murals. “My favorite is definitely the volleyball player,” Hayes said. “The color and detail is amazing and the BSU blue

and orange volleyball is just the perfect touch.” Kristen Smith, junior linguistics major, said she watched the chalk art being applied and appreciates how colorful it is and how it reminds her of spring. “I think it’s pretty cool,” Smith said. “The more chalk art the better.”

Smith also liked the idea of an ongoing contest to promote students’ talent. According to the REC’s website, voting through the REC’s Facebook page will begin April 29 and will continue through May 10. Winners will be announced May 13. Let the voting begin!

Bow Chicka Wow Wow Mike Posner to headline Spring Fling this weekend Lauren Hooker Staff Writer

Finals are quickly approaching, the sun is out, and the weather is unpredictable; spring has sprung, and what better way to ring in the end of the semester than with Spring Fling? This year’s celebration will

take place Saturday, May 4 at the Taco Bell Arena. The doors open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7. The headlining act will feature hip-hop singer and producer Mike Posner, who will be introduced by the Good Husbands and remix artist Aylen. Posner is best known for his Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

single “Cooler Than Me,” and other radio singles including “Please Don’t Go” and “Bow Chicka Wow Wow”. Much to the chagrin of Beliebers who would like to believe that Justin Bieber writes all of his own love ballads, Posner is also known for writing and producing “Boyfriend,” which debuted at number two on the

Billboard Top 100 charts. Want some fun in the sun prior to the concert? Check out the block party at 4 p.m. on the north side of the Taco Bell Arena. There will be games, prizes and activities. Music will be presented by Student Union Fine Arts and Student Union Performance Series.

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein Lauren Jacob Staff Writer

The Boise State Theatre Majors Association is putting on their spring showcase this weekend, performing “An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein.”

The well-known children’s author put together this uncensored play to cater to the more inappropriate adult crowd. “It was overwhelmingly decided on,” said Chris Canfield, Theater Major Association President. “As

college students, it gives us a chance to express our freedom and it’s nice not having to be censored for adult content.” The play was selected in early February. The cast and the 20+ people involved have been run-

ning rehearsals since late February. While a lot of their productions are open to anyone, they want to stress the importance of it being an adult evening. “It’s highly matured content and language,” Can-


Mike Posner will headline this year’s Spring Fling. field said. “Which I think would be an incentive for a lot of college students to attend.” Written by Shel Silverstein and directed by Breck Thompson, the show premiers Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 and runs through Saturday, with a show Friday evening at 7:30, a matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. and the final show at

7:30 that night. For more information on ticketing and pricing visit the Theatre Majors Association’s website. Plan a date night or bring your friends to enjoy an adult evening of laughter and mature content this weekend to watch the Theatre Majors Association perform their spring showcase.


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Book review

‘A Land more kind than home’ by Wiley Cash Paige Eaglestone Staff Writer

Wiley Cash’s “A Land More Kind Than Home” has received rave reviews from notable publications such as the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Daily Beast and Entertainment Weekly, just to name a few. With all those big names buzzing, one has to wonder what all the hype is about. Cash has a way of slowly reeling in readers into the small town of Marshall, N.C., then offering up a string of surprises, and holding their attention page after page. He has no real trick to his writing methods. His language is clear and straightforward. He is direct with his personification but also indirect when he needs to be. The premise of the story is not as much relatable as it is understandable, for none of the events which occur in the novel could be considered “normal.” The story is centered around the local church, but specifically a death that occurs as a result of a healing ceremony and Cash narrates from three very different perspectives. The first narrator is an older lady named Adelaide Lyle. Adelaide, also called Miss Lyle by the other characters,

was a member of the local church until a slew of events occurred. She then took on the position of guiding the children in their religious upbringing. She is bold, strong, unyielding, a definite force to be reckoned with. The second perspective is that of a young boy, Jess Hall, whose brother was the mute killed during the healing ceremony. Jess is curious, slightly rambunctious and has a bit of a rebellious streak. His observant nature and his constant questioning of everything around him remains a refreshing part of the story. He never loses his ability to think for himself, even in a town full of sheep. The last narrator, Clem Barefield, is an older gentleman and the sheriff of Mason County. He relates all too well with the sense of loss and could easily be considered the most normal relatable character of the lot. However, Barefield remains an outsider. Cash manages to place each character in the setting and give them a purpose, including a personal story with back and side stories, but without trying to convince the character or the audience that they are supposed to be there. They are simply there. It is

effortless. He has the enviable ability to not only create but establish a deep connection in the reality he projects. His characters are well crafted. They are not over thought or overdeveloped in any manner, but actually a tad understated. “Home” in its entirety is very readable. There is no dependence on specific wording or structure. Word to word, line to line, parallels fluidity akin to normal conversation, yet offers a description of the setting and actions of the character that will remain familiar, like watching a story unfold before your eyes.

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Go ‘Yonkers’ on Cinco De Mayo with Tyler, The Creator Madison Killian Staff Writer

This Sunday, The Knitting Factory hosts what is about to be the craziest show to hit Boise for some time. Tyler Gregory Okonma,

better known to his fans as Tyler, The Creator, will be performing with opening act Earl Sweatshirt. Tyler, The Creator, has been talked about nonstop since his radically successful album debut “Bastard” in 2009. In fact, the album ranked #32 on

Pitchfork Media’s top albums of 2010. His second album “Goblin” features the song “Yonkers” which skyrocketed the rapper to fame. He is the co- founder of the hip-hop group known as Odd Future, started Odd Future records and even has a successful

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clothing line. His latest album, “Wolf” was released on April 2 and has been extremely successful among his fans. The Boise area has been buzzing with excitement over the show and many Boise State students have already purchased their tickets. Simone Lepatner, a freshman premed major, said, “Well, this concert is gonna be freaking awesome. Plus it’s on Cinco De Mayo so you know it’s gonna be insane.” Don’t miss your chance to go “Yonkers” on Cinco De Mayo with Tyler. For more information on this show visit

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Last Saturday, April 27, poet Maggie Nelson visited campus and said it is hard to write happy poetry. Students said when they look back at the poetry they’ve read, much of it has been unhappy. Kayla Smith, sophomore English major with a writing emphasis, Seth Tolman, sophomore computer science major and Emilee Wagner, junior English literature major, said they agree with Nelson’s comment. “When you’re happy, you don’t feel like you need to do anything,” Wagner said. “Poems where you have some type of emotion, there’s more like a release that happens and people don’t feel like they need that with happy poems.” According to Smith, Tolman and Wagner, unhappy poetry is not necessarily all negative. All three agree it can be enjoyable to read. Wagner said she feels the happier poems she’s read were not as ‘successful’ as the

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unhappy or neutral poetry she has encountered. “A lot of times they (the happy poems) can come across as cliché, and I think we have more symbols for happiness than we do for unhappiness,” Wagner said. “So a lot of times when you talk about happiness, there can be a place of stock images you use a lot more often.” Smith and Tolman said they feel that as long as poetry embodies vivid emotion, it doesn’t matter to them whether the poem is a sad or happy one. “I just like raw poetry that really exposes somebody’s insides, like whether it be happy or whether it be sad, when you see that inner person it’s just beautiful, always beautiful,” Tolman said. “Oh I totally agree,” Smith said. “I don’t care if it’s happy or sad, it has to have, like Seth said, a raw (element). If it seems Hallmarky it’s hard to get into because it seems like they are hiding something, so it’s like ‘why am I reading this?’.” Angsty poetry is a slightly


different matter. Smith and Tolman said they remember writing angsty poetry back in their high school days to achieve that emotional ‘release.’ “I think it just depends on what you’re going through at the time,” Smith said. “Like when I was in high school I used to write poetry that was along the angsty, ‘nobody understands me’ (theme). When you get older you’re kind of more into the happier, funny type thing that might poke fun at life or people that take life too seriously type of thing. You enjoy it more.” Smith and Tolman are not alone in this high school past time. They said high school students often use poetry as a means to express their feelings and search for identity. “I just feel like that’s a common theme among young adults, especially because they like to express their emotions,” Tolman said. “They haven’t quite found themselves yet, so the poetry is one way to let out your inner feelings and a lot of inner feelings are (in) a lot of turmoil. That’s my experience.”

Is writing angsty poetry a guilty pleasure? Smith and Tolman said yes, and Wagner took the concept to a different level.

Oh yeah. When I was in high school I had many many writing sessions and I would sometimes, if I thought they were good enough, let my mom and my sister read them.

Yes, just because when you are around certain people then you put off this persona. (In poetry) you can say things that you wouldn’t necessarily say around other people and express it in a different manner than you would in person.

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Seth Tolman

Sophomore, computer science

I would consider writing poetry that’s very confessional a guilty pleasure, because I think poetry should be the interaction between the self, the universe and if you’re writing poetry about how that boy in your English class that’s really cute doesn’t like you then you’re not really interacting with anything universal. Emily Wagner

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What’s in a college education? Staff Writer

Student or Learner? Menand’s first professorial job was at an Ivy League university where both students and teachers shared a passion for learning. In his article “Live and Learn: Why we have college,” published in The New Yorker, Dr. Menand wrote his first students “seemed earnestly and unproblematically en-


Louis Menand, Ph.D. lectured on higher education on April 18.

and counted them.

In a society that encourages its members to pursue the career paths that promise the greatest personal or financial rewards, people will, given a choice, learn only what they need to know for success.

Why are you in college? Many students will respond to this question with the major or career which they intend to pursue. “I’m an English major.” “I want to be a nurse.” “I’m studying Political Science.” The implication of these answers is that, while they are highly specific, they are not at all conclusive in terms of what students will actually learn and it completely ignore the ways which students change during their collegiate years. For these reasons, it is important students consciously become learners instead of just students and also realize the significance and value of general education requirements. Last week, Louis Menand, Ph.D. gave a lecture regarding the philosophy and evolution of the American university. Menand, a Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize winning author, discussed in detail the origins of the modern American university, the significance of literature and humanities courses, the selection method universities employ for students, and a plethora of finer details which engaged his audience for nearly two hours. All of these relatively narrow topics coalesced to form the ideology that perhaps the question is not why students attend college but instead how they are different when they leave.

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gaged with the academic experience.” These students sought knowledge for the sake of knowledge rather than for a specific gain. This idea of knowledge for its own sake brought me back to the beginning of this academic year during a one-credit seminar where we, a group of freshmen, were confronted with the judgment that being a student does not qualify a person as a learner. Instead, a learner engages in academia and knowledge for the purpose of knowledge itself. This idea is based on a text, Becoming a Learner: Realizing the Opportunity of Education, by Matthew L. Sanders. Knowledge for the sake of knowledge, theoretically, sounds like a wonderful idea. However, when put in to context of everyday student lives, which are often already consumed with extraneous obligations, knowledge without pur-

pose becomes a hassle. If an assignment does not lead to an ultimate goal, why then would we waste valuable hours attempting to understand its complexities? Menand considered this idea of tangible incentives in “Live and Learn: Why we have college.” “In a society that encourages its members to pursue the career paths that promise the greatest personal or financial rewards, people will, given a choice, learn only what they need to know for success,” he wrote. My answer to the question of learning for its own sake is not only an answer, but also, an anecdote. Last semester, I took a general education biology course during which my class examined the population growth of a colony of red flour beetles. The culmination of our observations came at the very end of the semester, when we unceremoniously dumped out all the beetles

It took three class periods and nearly 12 hours for us to count these beetles. This task was daunting and seemingly pointless for me, a communication major at the time. However, after a few hours, my complaints lessened. I put on some music and resigned myself to the task with the intention of learning for the sake of learning. By the time I turned in that lab report, I had learned the art of intense, abiding focus as well as the importance of meticulous work, lessons that transcend biology and encompass most fields of study. While the specific number of beetles will not matter to me ever in the foreseeable future, the kind if person that I am is different from whom I was before the beetles.

Why GenEds Matter “One thing can be said about a liberal education: it remains the elite mode of college training, and despite the fact that most Americans who go to college don’t major in a liberal arts field, almost everyone has to take some liberal arts and sciences courses,” said Menand during his lecture.

These liberal arts and sciences courses are the general education requirements, or, more colloquially, GenEds which are necessary to progress toward individual majors. Putting aside the previously discussed knowledge for its own sake, taking GenEds can frustrate many students, especially those with a plan. Coming in to college with the intention of studying a highly specific degree and instead being greeted by the departmental core or university foundational classes is can be bothersome, anger-inducing, and everywhere in between. But college is, if anything at all, educational. Imagine that. As Menand wrote in his article, “College exposes future citizens to material that enlightens and empowers them, whatever careers they choose.” The university experience, while being educational in the textbook-andassignment traditional sense, is also a cultural, social, and political illumination in that people change the way they think during their time in college. With this in mind, having a plan for college and an ensuing career is ideal. That is, it’s ideal until you wake up one morning and realize your plan is not what you want at all. And that’s okay. Looking back at the conception of my collegiate career over these past few freshman months, the problem I have dealt with again and again is the judgment that I could not change my mind. However, I have come to the conclusion that, perhaps, the beginning is a good place to start, rather than diving into the middle somewhere. My GenEds have been some of the most rewarding experiences; I only wish I had embraced them sooner and had participated as a learner rather than just a student.

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‘Put some clothes on’ article an unfair representation of women Allie Anderson is a graduate student majoring in Raptor Biology. The ‘Put some clothes on’ article seems to unfairly target women, particularly their choice in athletic clothing, as the root of all evil and flirtation at the REC. The piece might as well suggest that a woman

showing the top 3 inches of her arms in a fullysided tank top makes her irresistible to men and makes other women insecure! Give me a break. Not every woman who uses the gym and wears a tank is trying to ‘put herself on display’. Could it be that women using the gym are wear-

ing sleeveless shirts because they are more comfortable and keep you cooler on a work out? I know that before the rule change, I was frustrated that I was required to wear sleeves while I sweated my ass off on the track and men were allowed to run around shirtless on the basketball courts below.

Now I view the policy as more equal for men and women: both can wear tank tops, and men must wear shirts on the basketball courts. This change actually encouraged me to come to the REC more this winter. Finally, I have to say that people are going to check others out regard-

less of the location or dress code. I suggest that those who are worried about being watched by others stick to their workout routines and feel happy that they are doing something good for their bodies. Exercise is what the majority of people come to the REC for anyways!

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Blaming other women, a response to ‘Put some clothes on’ Alaggio Laurino is a junior double-majoring in history of art & visual culture and fine arts. Last week an opinion article was printed entitled, Put Some Clothes On. It was more or less an open letter of complaint and a call for female BSU students to stop wearing “skimpy” clothing at the Rec because it allegedly invites “horny college male students” to pick up or harass women, and gives “other women” complexes. I was upset by this article because I believe it Guest opinions and Letters to the Editor (300 to 500 word limit each) can be emailed to letters@

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exposes a serious issue within our culture which is the tendency to blame the appearances of women for the negative behaviors of men. This skewed way of thinking is the same which leads to statements like: “Of course she got raped. She was wearing a short skirt and tons of makeup; she was asking for it.” Not only does it insinuate that when a woman is violated that it must have been her fault or the fault of women everywhere, but it also excuses men from any responsibility of respect and boundarThe Arbiter cannot verify the accuracy of statements made in guest submissions. Opinions expressed by guest and staff colum-

ies, suggesting that men are just animals who can’t control themselves. As a man, I find this sweeping generalization insulting. The article attempted to make the connection that there has been an increase in attendance at the Rec since a change in clothing policy allowed “females to wear sleeveless shirts”. Really? If men are really flocking to the Rec to ogle at the all the arms and shoulders, I can’t imagine how women survived when they began exposing their ankles a century ago. nists reflect the diversity of opinion in the academic community and often will be controversial, but they do not represent the institution-

It’s simply a ridiculous puritanical notion and again this seems to be setting a double-standard of accusing women of being “skimpy” while men are wearing shirts that expose just as much, if not more. The fact of the matter is, the author of the article is blaming the wrong people. Ladies, if you are feeling violated by a man in anyway, it is nobody’s fault but his. Do NOT blame yourself; certainly do NOT blame another woman just because she wore clothing which you perceived to be “skimpy”; al opinion of The Arbiter or any organization the author may be affiliated with unless it is labeled as such. The Arbiter cannot guarantee

and above all, do NOT tolerate it! Even if a woman does dress to be noticed, she does NOT dress to be harassed. Frankly, I am astounded that the article said nothing about a call for men to acknowledge boundaries and to display respect for a woman’s body REGARDLESS of how exposed it may be. If anything, by falling just short of calling girls who wear “booty shorts and tank tops” to the Rec sluts, I believe it is articles like Put Some Clothes On which are at risk of giving women complexes. submissions will make it to print due to time and space constraints. The content of the opinion does not affect its eligibility to be printed.

Coping skills part 2 “Breaking Expectations” is staff writer Danielle Allsop’s first hand experiences and advice on dealing with mental illness. After the birthday debacle, I started thinking about how I handle uncomfortable situations which ultimately lead to increased anxiety. Personally, I work myself up. If I think I could even possibly have a panic attack, it happens. It took a long time, and lots of therapy, to understand I was the one causing them, not the situation. I let my mind take over and control how I think and how I handle the situation. One important aspect of understanding anxiety is how powerful the mind is and how temperamental it can be. YOU have to be the one in control. Now I am not saying it is easy, because it is far from it. But if anxiety were easy, it wouldn’t be a problem. Here are some suggestions if you know you are going to have increased anxiety:


Though this seems so simple, it is often the farthest thing from your mind because breathing should come automatically. However, your breaths become short and shallow, only adding to the anxiety because you are not getting enough oxygen to your brain. If you have trouble regulating your breathing, try the “Relax: Stress and Anxiety Relief ” application by Saagara ($2.99). I use it when I am at work and before class and it gets my breathing in a good rhythm.


Again, so simple, but when you are anxious, your muscles tense up and cause physical discomfort. Though I am personally not a fan, I have heard from several people that yoga (regular, not hot) helps tremendously with this.

Finally: Stay away from foods that you know will make you feel worse

For me, this is fast food. While I could eat McDonalds French fries every day, I know after I eat them, I feel bloated and lethargic. I am not saying I don’t indulge in them every once in a while, but I don’t do it when I am already feeling anxious because it will just make it worse. Again, the situation and how to handle it is different for everyone, so please remember these suggested techniques might not be the most effective for you. You’ll learn what works for you in time.


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Bryce Harper, Mike Trout making history Corey Morgan Staff Writer

Two of the greatest baseball players to ever step on a baseball field were Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. The played the game the way it was supposed to be played, with heart and perseverance. The stats they produced ultimately led to being compared to one another for the majority of their careers. These two ball players were great for baseball’s history. Enter Bryce Harper and Mike Trout of our generation. Coming up as teenagers, both players took different routes to where they are today. Trout slipped to the end of the 1st round of the 2009 MLB draft, while Harper was the unanimous No.1 pick in the 2010 draft. But eventually, their paths were bound to cross. In 2011, Harper and Trout were placed on the same team in the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions. Harper played left field while Trout played center; you can’t make this stuff up. After short stints in the minors, both players were ready to step-up and take challenge of the big leagues. At the time of their callups (on the exact same day), Trout was 20 and Harper was 19. Those, ladies and gentlemen, are what we in the baseball world call “naturals”. They don’t come often, but when you look at guys like Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez and now Harper and Trout, they were meant to play the game of baseball. Trout had one of the greatest statistical season’s of all-time, winning the American League Rookie of the Year and making the AllStar roster. Harper had the greatest statistical season a teenager in the MLB had ever had, also winning the National League Rookie of the Year and a spot on the All-Star roster. It’s easy to have the urge to compare these two, but instead of creating “Team Edward” and “Team Jacob,” baseball fans must exercise the idea of letting these two players create magic on the field and leaving it at that. At this stage of their careers, it’s impossible to ultimately say who is better than whom. While no matter what I have to say or the next guy, these two will always be compared statistically. Instead, let’s put these two players in the category of greatness and leave it at that. Both Harper and Trout have the potential to be two of the greatest to ever play the game of baseball. Baseball fans take notice; we are witnessing history.

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys will host the Broncos in 2018 and then make the return trip to Boise in 2021 for the home-and-home.

Cowboys vs Broncos set for ‘18, ‘21 John Garretson Sports Editor

It'll be a duel of Broncos versus Cowboys on the turf in 2021, as strange as it sounds On Friday, Boise State scheduled a home-andhome series with Oklahoma State University, in which the series marks the first regular-season Big 12 opponent for the Broncos. “We’re excited about the opportunity to bring Oklahoma State to Bronco Stadi-

um,” Boise State Director of Athletics Mark Coyle said. “Boise State has proven it will play high-level competition, but our goal is to continue to schedule homeand-home series, so Bronco Nation has the opportunity to see these games in Boise.” The series begins on Sept. 15, 2018, where the first game will be played in Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla. In 2021, the Cowboys will make the return trip to face the Broncos on the Blue

Koehler kicks Broncos into gear

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Every Monday evening, adrenaline-pumping music can be heard coming from the second floor of the Boise State Recreation Center as Turbo Kick begins. Leah Koehler, junior exercise physiology major, is a Turbo Kick instructor at Boise State. Koehler has a passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle that has motivated her to get her where she is today. She has been actively involved in various physical activities throughout her life. “I was in gymnastics for eight years. I did cheerleading for 12 years,” Koehler said, “I spent all of my lunch breaks in high school lifting in the weight room at the YMCA across

the street from Boise High School.” However, she did not begin her education at Boise State looking to be a fitness instructor. She started out as a geosciences major, but soon changed her career path. “I didn’t see myself in that field. I saw myself in a gym interacting with people,” she said. Koehler attended an event at the Rec center that ultimately lead her to become a fitness instructor. “I started taking Zumba classes at the Rec center and I thought it was really fun. One of the instructors came up to me at the Get Rec’d fest and told me I should be an instructor sometime. That sparked my curiosity,” she said, “I kept going to the classes and trying all the classes and fell in love with

on Sept. 15. Both schools will exchange $400,000 for the series. In Boise State’s only previous meetings against Big 12 schools, the Broncos defeated Iowa State 34-16 in the 2002 Humanitarian Bowl, and knocked off Oklahoma 43-42 in overtime at the 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl "It's a good non-conference matchup for both of us," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said to "It gives us each

a quality opponent out of conference play, which is ultimately going to factor in when we get to the fourteam playoff." Florida State went 12-2 last season, including a 3110 win over Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl, and finished No. 12 in the BCS standings, No. 10 in the AP poll and No. 10 in USA Today’s coaches’ poll. The Cowboys defeated the Stanford Cardinal in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl 4138 and have an overall 15-8

postseason record, coupled with a 532–523–47 all-time record. The Broncos have also recently announced homeand-home series with Virginia (2015 and 2017) and Florida State (2019 and 2020) of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Connecticut (2014 and 2018) of the American Athletic Conference. The Broncos will face the Washington Huskies to start the 2013 season in Husky Stadium on Aug. 31.

all of the different formats. Turbo Kick was actually the most recent one that I tried, which is funny because that’s the one I started teaching at the Rec.” Turbo Kick is a high-energy group exercise workout that involves many different elements of physical activity. “Turbo Kick is a really fun cardio blasting class, which is awesome because it ignites your metabolism for up to 24 hours after you do it. That’s how hard you’re working. It’s cardio kickboxing and dancing combined with a little bit of martial arts,” Koehler said. Turbo Kick is not the only class Koehler teaches at the Rec. “I also teach hip hop which is a really easy to catch on to dance class where you’re just learning how to get cool with your moves, to get low and get smooth in that hip hop style in a way that’s meant for any level,” she said. Koehler says her favorite part of teaching is being able

to inspire others. “Watching students smile when they get something that was challenging, because sometimes, some of the moves take a very long time to master,” she said, “When somebody finally masters something and they’re standing in the front row with all of the confidence in the world, just gleaming, that’s what makes me happy.” Koehler hopes that this is just the first step in her fitness career. “My dream would be to have my own

gym on the beach in Malibu over the ocean teaching group fitness classes. That would be the ultimate dream, and one day it will happen,” she said. Koehler’s Turbo Kick classes are taught at the Boise State Rec center at 6:40pm on Mondays and are free for students and members. For more information, visit Koehler’s Facebook fitness page at www.facebook .com/leahashley fitness.

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Leah Koehler turbokicks on the shoreline.

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Institutional Structures and Subjectives by Don Winiecki

May 4 - June 4

Reception: May 9, 4:30 - 6:30

Based on observations as a sociologist, Boise State University Instructional & Performance Technology Professor Don Winiecki visually investigates the effects and affects of institutional structures on the production of subjectivity. Through the use of conventional realism and academic formality as well as evocotive non-representational forms, Winiecki’s painting and drawing installation invites viewers to interact with and encounter multiple ways of seeing, perceiving, and potentially responding to, those structures. free and open to the public, light refreshments will be provided. The SUB Gallery is located on the 2nd level of the Student Union Building at1700 University Drive

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May 2, 2013

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Broncos dramatically defend Mountain West title Ruben Ibarra Staff Writer

Nathan Sereke came to the rescue this past weekend to help lift the Broncos to their back-to-back Mountain West conference title win and their 14th title in school history. Sereke, a junior, capped off the Broncos’ comeback to claim the fourth point of the match sealing the victory. Sereke defeated New Mexico’s Connor Berg on a third-set tiebreak. For Sereke, this comes as a sweet victory after getting out of the gates slowly, losing his first five matches, before winning 17 of his last 20 matches. This game exemplified the entire season for the Broncos. The team finished with a record of 20-10 but not after losing their first seven matches and turning it around where they played with a sense of urgency for

the last 20 matches. The Broncos will draw Clemson in the NCAA tournament, and Sereke will look to avenge his firstround early exit from just a year ago. New Mexico was able to claim the doubles points getting wins from: Connor Berg/Andrew Van Der Vyver defeating Andy Bettles and Nathan Sereke (8-5), Jadon Phillips/Hegelund (UNM) def. Toby Mitchell/Adrian Reid (9-8). The lonely doubles victory for the Broncos’ was from Garrett Patton/ Scott Sears def. James Hignett/Gegelund (8-4.) The score quickly became 1-1 when Garret Patton quickly defeated Andrew Der Vyver in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4 respectively. The Broncos’ dynamic freshman, Thomas Teneiro, was able to extend his remarkable win streak to 18 matches. Teneiro upended James Hignett (6-

3, 6-2.) With the seasonal play coming to an end and post-season play looming, Teneiro will look to extend his win streak in the NCAA tournament. After Scott Sears fell to Samir Iftikhar (6-3, 6-1) and Fillip Pogostkin fell to Mitch McDaniels (6-2, 6-4) making the score 3-2 in favor of the Lobos, the Broncos looked to their leader Andy Bettles. Bettles kept the Broncos’ title hopes alive by taking Jadon Phillips out in straight sets (6-2, 6-4). With the pressure on, Bettles once did not falter or blink, even when the conference title was on the line, which is why he is Mountain West Player of the Year. After Bettles was able to keep the Broncos’ hopes alive, as Sereke topped off the sweet victory in dramatic fashion to capture back-to back titles for the Broncos since 2006-2007.

The Broncos will face Clemson, an at-large team that fell in the semi-finals of the ACC tournament. Both teams will be squaring off in Knoxville, Tenn. May 10 where the opening round is taking place.


For the Broncos to make a better run in the tournament, they will need Andy Bettles, Nathan Sereke, Thomas Teneiro and all of their players to be on point with their games. If the Broncos manage

to get past Clemson they will face the winner of No. 7 ranked Tennessee and South Carolina State. Before the Broncos even think about upsetting the Vols they will need a strong showing against Clemson.

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The May 6th, 2013 issue of the Boise State student newspaper, The Arbiter