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Tuesday April 12, 2011

Sneak Preview for Accepted Students

Sneak Preview Day for Admitted Students will be held this Saturday, all day. There will be a series of tours, activities, and presentations for students and families. Sneak preview will encompass the ICI, West Lawn, Student Center, Residence Halls, and Academic Buildings.

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Immunization Clinic

Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake deliver memorable performances

Health Services will hold an immunization clinic tonight, April 12 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Immunizations will include MMR ($75), Hepatitis ($85) and Meningitis ($125). Students with insurance through the school will be reimbursed in four to six weeks for their immunization. For more information or to ask questions, can contact health services at 386-226-7917.

Andrew Zaback Staff Reporter

The Big Show, an annual event put on by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s TouchN-Go Productions (TNG) was a huge success this year as two ska bands rocked the stage. Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish put on a memorable show in the ICI Center Saturday night bringing students and members of the general public to enjoy the musical fusion. Before the doors opened, there was a line wrapping from the front door of the ICI Center all the way around the building. The excitement was tangible as the doors opened up and the soon to be audience flowed into the stage area. TNG security had already roped off the areas where the audience was not allowed to access, including the ten foot space between the stage and firewall where only event staff, photographers and the occasional crowd surfer were allowed into. Surfers were ushered out of the area to keep the space clear. The lights went dark and the crowd roared with excitement chanting “Less Than Jake” in anticipation of the performance. Slowly, the band members came on stage to the Looney Tunes Theme song and started the show. Less Than Jake played a 50-minute set list including some of their more popular hits such as “The Science of Selling Yourself Short”, “The Ghosts of You and Me” and “Plastic Cup Politics”. The latter of which, the band made the disclaimer that “alcohol and politics, should never be mixed.” Once Less Than Jake played their “final” song to exit the stage, the crowd went wild and screamed “ONE MORE SONG!” The band came back out on stage with only one minute of show time remaining. Since they could not play a full-length song, they closed out their set list with a track from their “TV/ EP” Album and rocked out to a ska cover of The Animaniacs theme song. Less Than Jake’s lead guitarist and vocalist, Chris Demakes, answered a few questions for The Avion and Eagles FM in a joint interview. The first question, lingering on everyone’s mind was the band’s name, Less Than Jake. Where did it come from? The name originated from the

AOA Prospective Member Social An information session for all those interested in joining Alpha Omicron Alpha will be held in COA 354 tonight at 6 p.m.. Free pizza will be provided. Also, those who attend are also welcome to stay for the general board meeting afterwards at 7 p.m. in COA 354.

Friday Night Laughs Finale The last Friday Night Laughs of the year will feature Jim Tavare and Rob Little. Bring your friends and come enjoy a night of comedy. Presented by Touch-N-Go Productions, the event will be held at 8 p.m. in the SC. For more information leading up to the end of the semester, visit their office or website at

Final President Speaker Series

The President Speaker Series will host former Florida Congressman Ben Graham on Friday night at 7 p.m. in IC 101. This will be the last President Speaker Series of the semester, but will continue at the beginning of the fall semester. For more information, contact Marc Bernier at 226-7285.

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somehow that turned into the Reel Big Fish.” Christianson elaborated by saying the name of the first tape was called Reel Big Fish. People had picked up on that and liked it so the name stuck. Another name they were considering was “Dull Boy Jack” as a reference to The Shining, under a different lead vocalist. Ultimately, that idea was scratched and the band kept its current name. Reel Big Fish is also famous for doing cover versions of past songs such as A-ha’s “Take On Me” and Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl.” When asked how they decided which songs to cover, Barrett said that they were chosen for different reasons. “Take On Me,” for example, was done to impress a girl. “Brown Eyed Girl,” was recorded around 2000 when Reel Big Fish was given credit for another ska band’s cover. As promised in the interview, the band played all the songs that the fans wanted to hear, however, not necessarily when the fans wanted it. At one point in the show, a chant started for the song ‘Beer.’ Barrett responded to this call for the song by saying, “That is a great idea, thanks guys!” and took a drink of “cream soda.” Towards the end of the show, the band played “S.R.” and had the crowd doing dance routines from square dancing to head banging. Once the song was over, they started to walk off stage, and the crowd went wild chanting “Beer” again. Barrett comes back on stage after the fake ending and played the song with the rest of the band. This routine occurred twice more for “Sell Out” and the cover version of a-ha’s song “Take On Me” which was the closing song of the night. After the lights came on, some of the members of Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake stood on the side of the stage and signed autographs for some fans before retiring for the night. Overall, the night was a resounding success for both the fans and the bands. With online sales exceeding expectation, and a line of people waiting to buy tickets at the door, the general public took full advantage of the opportunity to see two unique bands perform on the same stage. While students and public alike were exiting the building, not a single bad comment was heard from the crowd.

Students await new Student Center monitors Priyanka Kumar Copy Editor

The arrival of the six 65-inch TV monitors in the Student Center that students have anticipated since early semester has been delayed due to certain factors. According to Justin Fletcher, President of the Student Government Association (SGA), there has been a lack of communication between SGA,

I.T., and the TV company LMG. “Ultimately one of the causes of the delay is our choice of the 65-inch televisions that we did not know were so difficult to get. If we had known earlier, we would have switched. We are very sorry for the delay,” Fletcher said. He also said that he was not aware of the reason for delay until LMG was called and alerted the school that the monitors were coming in by two’s as LMG searched for the

correct size. The monitor size was chosen earlier this semester and was decided upon through bids as Embry-Riddle chose the company that sold it to the school for the lowest price. The deadline for the arrival was supposed to be at the end of February to early March. “The 65-inch is hard to come by industry, and we didn’t know till after the bid package. We decided we would wait to get the shipment rather

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drummer’s 80-pound bulldog, whose name was Jake. Demakes explained that when the band was practicing in the backroom, the dog was treated better than the band. “We were Less Than Jake and it started out as like a stupid name, and that stupid name stuck.” The band’s vocalist and drummer met in high school and when asked how their music has evolved since the formation of the band, Demakes referred to the bassist, Roger Manganelli, who replied, “We still play the same three chords but in a different order.” Several other questions were asked about the band, and for the full interview tune in to Eagles FM radio show, The Playlist, Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. After a quick set change on stage, the crowd reassembled and was revved up for the performance of Reel Big Fish. The band came on stage in their typical show attire ranging from a daredevil costume to a brightly colored Hawaiian shirt and shades. The first song played was called “Trendy” and the crowd exploded into screams and chants in an awesome fervor of approval. Throughout the performance, the crowd was having a great time doing a dance routine typical of ska concerts called skanking. This routine can be summed up as running around in a giant circle with other members of the audience. Mosh pits and crowd surfers also appeared throughout the show. All crowd surfers who made it to the front of the stage beyond the firewall were ushered back into the crowd by event security. The Reel Big Fish also gave a joint interview to The Avion and Eagles FM. Aaron Barrett, lead vocalist and guitar, and John “Johnny Christmas” Christianson, trumpet, sat down and answered a few questions about the band. One of the points of the interview was their set list choice. “We always play ‘Beer’ and ‘Sell out’ and ‘Take on Me’ the stuff that people like,” said Barrett. “I think that’s what keeps us going, we play the songs that people wanna hear,” Christianson explained. Barrett also explained how the name Reel Big Fish came about. “We were going to name the band after the movie, The Fisher King with Robin Williams that was out way back when and

than decrease the size because then it would be hard to see the screens” Fletcher said. Currently, there is no precise date as to when students, clubs and organizations should expect the monitors to display their club events and other notifications. Fletcher said “soon” is the most hopeful prediction as the University electrician has already been scheduled to do the appropriate wiring. Shortly after, the process to implement the

monitors will begin. Another factor that will also delay the process is the time conflict because the electricians and maintenance will have to work around students’ schedules according to Fletcher. “It’s a difficult process to time correctly, there are many safety issues,” he said. “This happens all the time, it’s not okay, but it happens all the time,” Fletcher said of the delay.

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The Avion, April 12, 2011

Peter Tan

Staff Reporter Many students hold part-time jobs on campus and are essential to the running of the school. From the employees who help you collect your packages in the mailroom, to the IT lab assistants who ensure your printers are filled and running, to the numerous tutors that help you in the A Building, student employees are an integral part of this school. This year’s student employee of the year is Patrick Spanfelner and the Avion interviewed him to ask a few questions regarding student employment. Avion: What is your major and what school clubs are you involved in? Patrick Spanfelner: I am a Homeland Security Major with minors in Industrial Safety and International Relations. I was involved with the gamers guild my freshman year and Ultimate Frisbee my sophomore and junior years. I play in our offices’ fantasy football and fantasy baseball leagues. A: Where do you work at and what are your responsibilities? P: I work for the Intramural

and Recreational Sports department as a sound technician and I am predominantly based out of the ICI center but also work in Sliwa Stadium (baseball field), the soccer field and the track complex. I am responsible for the sound at all of the athletic games and other events that take place on the fields or in the gym. I also play all of the music and control the microphones during the events. Other duties include setting up for events, parking services and crowd control. I am also a student manager and front desk. I am the one that ends up fixing it, if it is broken and setting it up when it is needed. A: How do you juggle school, your work and other things in your life? P: To be honest I don’t really know. I devote most of my time to academics and work and what time I have left to my girlfriend and my pets. Most of it is time management. My schedule comes and goes throughout the week and my hours are never set, so I need to be very flexible. I love to procrastinate and sometimes that shows but I always understand when something needs to be done and it always gets done the correct

way before it is due. A: Do you have any tips for other students on how to maintain balance between school and work? P: It takes trial and error. You need to find that happy medium between school work and free time. I know when I did not have a job I had too much free time and that hurt my grades. I am one of those people that have to stay busy. To everyone else I suggest that you just sit down and plan it out. Get your schedule and work around that. Make sure that school comes first though. We are all students first and grades are the most important thing to take care of. A: Lastly, what do you think that you will take away the most from having worked at the athletics department? P: I think the most important thing I will take away would be an improvement in my personal skills. I came into the Rec Sports department as a shy introverted freshman (I am still somewhat introverted) and now I know how to manage my time and prioritize my responsibilities. When I do leave rec sports I plan to take away lasting friendships and an extended family.

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employees on campus Kathryn Parsons

Student Employment Student Employment Appreciation Week, March 26 to April 1 was celebrated all around campus. Many departments took part in the “ERAU Student Employees Rock” theme. In appreciation of all their hard work, a

letter of thanks was send via email to all student workers and supervisors from Dr. Richard Heist, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer. Student workers were treated with brunches, lunches, snacks and much deserved thanks by their departments. The Student Employment Office offered something each day for all work-


ALL NOMINEES FOR STUDENT Employee of the Year for this academic year gathered for a dinner in the College of Aviation Atrium, where during the dinner the winner was announced.

ers: breakfast treats, lunch with pizza, sliders and meatball subs garnered the biggest crowds with almost two-hundred students participating. They ended the week with popcorn day and lastly icecream for the first 200 students who entered the door. Many students’ names were drawn to win small and big prizes ranging from rooms on the beach side to five dollars off subway subs. “No one” loses was their motto. If your name was not drawn, you got to pick out of a basket of goodies to select a pen, pencil, CD cleaner, free appetizer coupon or candy . ERAU employs over 975 students at any given time during the fall and spring semesters. Survey’s have shone that students who work on campus obtain an approximate .27 percent higher CGPA than the non worker and are 14 percent more likely to stay at ERAU and graduate than non workers. We are very pleased with the quality of student workers at ERAU. Our workers are such an intricate part of Embry-Riddle’s workforce and to run the University without their help would be nearly impossible.

Asian Student Union shares cultural diversity Peter Tan

Staff Reporter


THIS WEEK’S SPEAKER SERIES was focused around the fair tax proposal in an open discussion format. The event took place on Thursday, April 7. Former US Congressman John Linder (R-7 GA) was present as part of the night’s discussion.

New task force created Ainsley Robson

Campus Editor Dean Sonja Taylor, Dean of Student Life, has created a new task force on campus to address Alcohol/Drugs Education and Bullying/Harassment Awareness. The task force is currently being headed by Paul Bell, Associate Dean of Student Life. Joining Bell will be a membership of both student leaders and staff members from different areas of campus life including: Residence Life/ ERSA, 1st Year Programs/ 1st Generation Club, Career Services/ Student Government, Greek Life/ Interfaternal Council & Panhellenic/ Mutli-Cultural Greeks, ROTC and Diversity Initiatives/ PRIDE. The group is hoping to obtain their goal to increase awareness of alternative behaviors and potential pitfalls of consumption of alcohol and drug, along with promote peer confrontation to combat bullying/

harassment behaviors. The task force was formed not due to any specific campus incidents, but because of an overall rise in concerns throughout the country. According to Bell, “Embry-Riddle likes to get ahead of the wave,” and this is why the University and the Dean’s Office are looking into this programming. Other reasons that are driving this programming is the seriousness of the potential results for individuals in the given professions taught at this university and the seriousness that EmbryRiddle students takes in their education as preparation for their future careers. The task force has separated the work into three different areas to address. The first area is research into current programming. In this section the task force will be looking at the different programs that are offered or available by departments and organizations on campus, such as Risky Times, or even Security on Campus partner-

Executive Board Editor-in-Chief ....................... Tim Kramer Managing Editor ................... Aaron Craig News Editor ...................... Costas Sivyllis Business Manager ............... Matt Stevens Photography Editor .............. Austin Coffey Advertising Manager ...... Alena Thompson Editorial Staff Front Editor ............................ Tim Kramer Campus Editor ................. Ainsley Robson SGA Editor ............................... Peter Tanl Student Life Editor ......... Alena Thompson Opinions Editor.............. Lanie Wagenblast SGA Elections .........................Tim Kramer Sports Editor ........................ Austin Coffey Aaron Craig

ship with Theta Phi Alpha. They will also be looking at the possibilities of duplicate programming and combination opportunity. The second step is assessing each of the programs for what they provide and cover. The task force in this section will be looking at the actual programs to determine what they cover and see what gaps may exist in order to develop additional possible programming. The last step that the task force will be undertaking will be the actual development process of new educational programming. Though the efforts of the task force, involving students and staff members, the communication of these programs will utilize the tool of student peers to deliver the messages to hopefully reach the maximum effectiveness to the student body. The Dean’s Task Force is planning to continue to work through the summer, so that the campus can start to see the new programs offered next fall semester.

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The banging of drums and the pounce of a lion, the war cries of Japanese Samurai, the tranquil movements of Tai Chi and the vibrant energy of Indian dance stransported the UC 8,000 miles to the other side of the world as it become Asia for a night. On Friday, April 8, the Asian Student Union put up their first ever Annual Showcase, bringing together all Asian races and cultures to celebrate diversity, make new friends, enjoy authentic Asian food, have fun and most importantly of all, to support the charity of their choice, All Girls Allowed. All Girls Allowed is an organization that is working in China to eliminate the gendercide that has been happening there for over three decades. Ever since the implementation of the onechild policy, Chinese mothers have been aborting or abandoning daughters due to the social pressure for having sons. All Girls Allowed rescues the victims of this policy, both mothers and daughters alike. A video introduction to Korea

was put up by the Korean Student Association as a pre-show event. The video showed the sights and culture of Korea, along with the typical cuisine of the country. The MC of night, Richard Stickney, opened up the event dressed in traditional Japanese attire and welcomed the Daytona Pai Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi club. They put on a traditional Chinese lion dance act which is normally held by many businesses during the Chinese New Year to bring good luck for the year ahead. A short intermission allowed show attendees to grab some appetizers that included items like sushi, dumplings and egg rolls. Following that was a kendo demonstration put on by three of our own students. They showcased basic kendo drills before a short sparring session. The next item on the show was a Filipino line dance put on by two members of the ASU which saw audience members spontaneously joining them up on stage. A hip-hop group known as “The Rejects” came up to show their eye-opening popping and shuffling moves. The people from Pai Lum came


up on stage once again to display an accurate depiction of a Tai Chi session, before two members did a sword dance demonstration. Embry-Riddle’s own Tae Kwon Do club then came onstage to perform some drills which were followed by their instructor successfully defending himself from three assailants. They ended with three members showing an amazing demonstration of smashing through six tiles with nothing but their hands. A presentation about India and its culture commenced the section by the Indian Student’s Association. The presentation was paused at times where a live demonstration took place, helping the audience to visualize what was happening in the presentation. After the presentation, the Indian students put up some highly energetic traditional Indian dances to popular songs and brought a little bit of Bollywood and Kollywood to the UC. The final event of the night was a fashion show where numerous students came out in the traditional garbs of their country, which included China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and India. With the show over, all students and guests were treated to a meal that included pork dumplings, home baked cakes and fried rice; Sesame Oil Chicken and Kimbap with Bean Curd Stuffed Rice were two special dishes that were cooked specially by students from the school. At the end of the night, the crowd evidently had fun, learned about other cultures and enjoyed some good food. For the international students, such an event might have alleviated any homesickness they might have.

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COA Meet & Greet Giselle Maranhao

College of Aviation On April 6, the “College of Aviation Meet & Greet,” sponsored by the Student Government Association and co-sponsored by the College of Aviation Dean’s Office proved to be a great learning experience and networking opportunity for the students at the event. Approximately 130 students had the chance to interact at a personal level with the members of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC). Robert Cabana, the Director of Operations at Kennedy Space Center, drew some pictures for students explaining the physics of a shuttle landing. Mr. Bruce Blair, the Facility Manager of the DAB Tower & TRACON, talked about hiring in the FAA during the

Finally, JR Russell, 747/777 Series Chief Pilot for United Airlines, shared some advice on interviewing for airlines. Also present at the event were the Director of Operations for Cape Air, Chief Pilot and Flight Technical and Safety for Boeing, Chief Pilot for Altria Corporate Services, President of Doten & Associates, Federal Air Surgeon of the FAA and the President of Strategea Group. The mission of the ERAU College of Aviation Industry Advisory Council is to help faculty maintain relevant curriculum, enhance the College’s student and graduate qualifications for internships and employment, and support alignment of the College curricula with the needs of the industry. The forum was an opportunity for students to get their concerns addressed regarding

the industry. The forum layout was different than previous years because it did not include a panel of speakers. Instead, the IAC members each sat at their own table each having room for eight students to sit with them. This setting allowed students to share some quality time and engage in a face-to-face conversation with the speakers. In addition to sharing time with the members of the IAC, the students had the GAT and HAL Labs available. They enjoyed some delicious sandwiches and participated in a raffle of many prizes including an ATC headset, a pilot flight bag, an XBOX Kinect, two iPod Touches and gift certificates to Sloppy Joe’s. This event was also made possible with the additional help of Sodexo, the Embry-Riddle Bookstore and Sloppy Joe’s Restaurant.

Click on the “View Law Firms” link to ensure your particular legal issue or concern is practiced by one of Legal Eagle’s eight participating law firms. Each law firm’s areas of practice are under the respective law firm’s name labeled “Practice”. After confirming your area of law is practiced by one or more of Legal Eagle’s participating law firms, please click on the “Referral Form” link in order to sign up for the Legal Eagle program. Once you sign up for the program, you will be sent an email with the Legal Eagle brochure as an attachment so you can contact our participating law firms based on your legal needs or issues. As a reminder, Legal Eagle is a program offered by the Student Government Association to allow Embry-Riddle students to connect with local law firms based on their legal needs or issues. Free initial consultations are offered by all eight of the participating law firms for Embry-

Riddle students. However, students are responsible to pay for any law firm fees after this initial consultation. Some areas of practice by participating Legal Eagle law firms include traffic violations, DUIs, criminal defense, immigration law, personal injury, and vehicle accidents. Your confidentiality is priority number one with Legal Eagle. Even though the Legal Eagle service is being offered exclusively on the SGA website, please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns, questions, complaints, or suggestions about the program. My email address is and it will be included in the email you receive after signing up for the Legal Eagle program. If you have any questions regarding Legal Eagle you may also visit the SGA office, located in room 104 of the Student Center. If I am not in the office, please leave a note for me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Have a great final month of the semester!

next few years.

Legal Eagle Signups Now Matthew Falkner

College of Business As of right now, the Legal Eagle service is offered exclusively on the SGA website, Offering Legal Eagle solely on the SGA website offers multiple advantages to the students. First, students can sign up for the program 24 hours a day, seven days a week as opposed to before, when students could only sign up in the SGA office during office hours which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Signing up through the SGA website offers more privacy as well because students can sign up from the comfort of their own homes. It is very straightforward to sign up for the Legal Eagle program on the SGA website. First, go on the SGA website and click on the “Services” tab. When the Services page opens, scroll down the page slightly and the Legal Eagle section will appear.

Get to know your SGA

Get to know your SGA

Josh Small

Kaloki Nabutola

Associate Justice Sophomore Aerospace Engineering I grew up in a small town in Arkansas that is about two and a half hours from any major airport so, watching the airliners stream across the sky and hearing crop dusters buzz my house were about as close as I got to aviation. My family, however, has a diverse history in aviation and I share the same passion that the rest of the university has for it. I am currently in my second year at Embry-Riddle pursing a degree in Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in Propulsion. I plan to graduate in May 2013. My involvement at this school has been a great experience. In my first year, I was elected Vice President of Task Force One and eventually moved up to President by the end of the year. This gave me a great insight into how the Student Government Association worked and I later joined the SGA Progress Committee.

I became an Associate Justice at the beginning of this spring semester. At the beginning of this semester I also became a Resident Advisor for Apollo Hall. I am also actively involved with Campus Outreach. In my free time I enjoy photography and being outdoors. I also enjoy tennis, recreational hunting, and traveling. My responsibilities in the Student Court are to protect the students’ rights. My duties as the Office Coordinator for the Student Court are to file all parking appeals and send out responses to those appeals. I also ensure that the correct student account adjustments are sent to Campus Safety and Bursar’s Office. The Student Court hears cases that range from traffic violations, university policy, housing policy, to academic integrity. Members of the student court are also part of the university’s Honor Board.

Associate Justice Senior Aerospace Engineering I was born in Kenya and raised between my hometown Nairobi, Kenya, and my second home London, England. My two elder brothers who chose to pursue chemical and mechanical engineering inspired me to be an engineer as well, so I sought after a different type of engineering that would be just as interesting and possibly more fulfilling than what my brothers chose to study. I ended up at Embry-Riddle in 2008 and anticipate graduation in Spring 2012. Since I have been here at Riddle, I have served as an RA for the past two years and recently got the opportunity to serve as a Resident Director effective in Fall 2011. I have been a member of the SGA for the

past semester as an Associate Justice and gotten to know and love all the members of the Student Court and extended my on-campus family beyond Housing and Residence Life. When I am not so wrapped up in studies and other involvement on campus, I play hard on the basketball court. Not many people believe me when I tell them I can dunk, but they get to find out the hard way. Aside from playing basketball, I strongly believe in expressing myself through music. I play the alto saxophone and also produce and record hip hop music. I go by the stage name Grand Lox and if you have not had the chance to see me perform on campus yet then keep an ear out for my next performance.

Student Life Theta Phi Alpha succeed in semester Page


Priscilla Katz

Theta Phi Alpha This semester has been very busy and exciting for the girls of Theta Phi Alpha! A lot has happened, and the ladies of Theta Phi want to share their news. This semester started with a recruitment week that was a lot of fun. The sisters opened their adventures to any potential new member while participating in attending Embry-Riddle Basketball games, go-karts racing, and barbeques. The Alpha Tau chapter continued their exciting semester with many socials with the fraternities on campus. They have had very exciting socials with Pi Kappa Alpha at the Sanford Zoo, Phi Delta Theta, and Sigma Beta Rho. Currently the sisters are busy getting ready for our annual White Rose Formal this weekend. The sisters will be enjoying dinner and dancing with their dates. During the Daytona 500, sisters worked hard to raise over $3,100 for various chapter operations. The chapter also participated in the ODK Charity House, contributing to raise more than $1,500 to the local homeless shelters. By building a Tiki Bar out of cardboard boxes, they won fifth best construction out of 19 different organizations, and

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had a great time! Continuing in Greek Week tradition the sisters of Theta Phi Alpha worked to make a strong showing in this year’s events. In both the spirit of competition and philanthropic activities the chapter was claimed as the winners of Lambda Chi Alpha’s Watermelon Bust where they raised 250 pounds of food for the North American Food Drive. The girls were not only having fun, but they also enjoyed helping out the local community! Additionally, the girls volunteered at the New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest that took place this past weekend. The early birds showed up there at 5AM, and helped the festival, by chasing balloons, helping out the guests, and promoting aviation and EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University. The event was a success, and all girls had a great time. The next community service is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. until noon, helping clean and maintain the beautiful Sugar Mills Gardens in Port Orange. We invite all those who wish to join us in giving back to the community, while learning about gardening and enjoying the relaxing environment. As the semester comes to a close the chapter says a bittersweet goodbye to their graduating sisters: Ashley Linsmeier, Priscilla Katz, Debarati Ray,


THETA PHI ALPHA HAD an exciting semester including events such as recruitment week, socials, and the Daytona 500. The ladies also participated in Charity House raising over $1500 to the local homeless shelter. The sisters also must say goodbye to their graduating sisters while embracing their energetic new Alpha Chi Pledge Class. Kerry Mansfield, Leah Werner, Sharon Chan, Juniea Cassone, and JoAnna Hoopes. All Theta Phi’s are very proud and wish them all the success in this new phase of their lives, while sad to see them leave. Each sister, in tradition of sorority and fraternity life, plans on continuing

their life time bonds by remaining active in the sorority on this status as alumna sister. As the ladies of Theta Phi Alpha get ready to say goodbye to their soon-to-be alumnae, they are embracing the new energetic Alpha Chi class: Dawn Kalish, Lauren Massey,

and Annie Smith. Their Big sisters, Leah Werner, Junie Cassone, and Samantha Judd respectively, are very excited to officially welcome them to their ever growing family trees at Alpha Chi Pledge Class Initiation April 30. On this day the chapter will also be taking

time to honor the founders of the sorority as they celebrate Founders’ Day. If you want to get to know more about Theta Phi Alpha, its lovely sisters, and/or what they are up to, please do not hesitate to contact Brittany Thomas at

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Student Forum “Who is more likely to cheat? Males or females?”

- Compiled by James Holt

Kendra Atticks Freshman Aerospace Engineering

Gary Cerva Junior Air Traffic Control

William Hopkins Senior Aviation Maintenance Science

Stephen Gregorio Freshman Aerospace Engineering

Ariel Jennis Freshman Engineering Physics

Max McCabe Freshman Air Traffic Management

“Men, because they’re more likely to not know the answer.”

“I’d say they’re about even.”

“Probably males, I think it’s necessary to cheat to keep up with everyone else.”

“Males, they always want to be top dog.”


“Males cheat more.”

Question from Str8 Talk on Eagles FM 6p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays

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The Avion, April 12, 2011


Rachael Petersen



Taylor McWilliams

Race Facts: Starts June 21in Iowa City, Iowa Ends June 24 in Mobile, Ala. Spans 2,700 statute miles Lasts four days Covers 12 states


Over 50 teams competing

How long have you been flying? I have been flying for over five years When did you decide you wanted to be a pilot? When I was 8 years old, I did a lot of traveling by myself as a child and loved the airport feel and also knew I could never sit in an office for eight hours a day looking at white walls. Have you participated in the race before? No. This will be my first year participating in the race. What is your role in the race? I will be the Captain in the air race along side a co-pilot. I will be flying the plane from start to finish and Taylor will be assisting me with flight planning, fundraising, etc...


How long have you been flying? Almost three years... first flight 6/17/2008 When did you decide you wanted to be a pilot? At 13 after getting the chance to ride in an L-39 czech military jet in Marathon, Fla. Have you participated in the race before? No What is your role in the race? Co-pilot... we will be taking turns doing different tasks for example I will work radios and navigation while Rachael flies and vice versa




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Each team is given a handicap speed to prevent planes with

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more power from having an advantage. After each leg of the race the team will cross over a timing line at the airport. This stops their time so they can get food and fuel. When they take back off again they will cross the timing line again. MATT STEVENS/AVION

How long have you been flying? Seven years

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The judges will determine their average ground speed and for every knot they are over their handicap of 112.97 knots they receive a point. The team with the most points wins the race.


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Sports Eagles take two victories over St. Thomas Page


The Avion, April 12, 2011

Ryan Mosher

ERAU Athletics The third-ranked EmbryRiddle Eagles got a completegame, one-hitter from Tucker Jensen in game one before Ben Kline struck for two home runs and three RBIs in game two of ERAU’s twin bill victory over Thomas (Ga.), 11-0 and 6-4 on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles move to 34-8 overall with the pair of wins while the Night Hawks drop to 17-19.


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The Eagles’ offense put up 11 runs on 16 hits in the series opener, including four runs in each the fifth and sixth frames, but Jensen needed just one run as he shutdown the Thomas bats in the mercy-shortened six-inning contest. Kurtis Mancuaskas took the hill for the hosts, and was able to keep ERAU from scoring in the first two innings, surrendering just one hit while facing seven batters. However, the Eagles got to Mancauskas in the third inning, taking a 1-0 lead on a Greg Smith double down the left field line that scored Aaron Glaum from second.

Jensen worked his third straight perfect inning in the third, ending the frame with a strike out of third baseman Jamie Moore after a pair of groundouts to the ERAU middle infielders. Kline reached first base on a fielding error by the TU shortstop in the fourth, taking advantage of the miscue by stealing second. Keaton Stroud drew a five-pitch walk, followed by a fly out from Ian MacGeorge that Kline was able to move from second to third on. Tyler Robbins brought both baserunners home with a double down the left field line, giving ERAU a 3-0 advantage. The Night Hawks got their only hit of the game to begin their half of the fourth when SS Alex Williams hit a Jensen pitch right back to him on the mound, hitting off the right hander’s foot and out of the reach of any Eagle fielder. Jensen induced a ground ball double play to erase the baserunner, making a great barehand grab to start the twin killing. The Eagles blew the game open on the fifth, striking for four runs on five hits and a Thomas error to take a 7-0 lead. Smith collected his second double of the afternoon with one out to start the Eagle rally. Steve Sabins reached first safely on a fielding error by the TU second baseman while Smith moved to third. Page took the first pitch from Mancauskas to second base,

bringing in Smith and putting Eagles on first and second with on out. Kline doubled down the left field line to plate Sabins, moving Page to third. Stroud singled to score Page and move Kline to third before MacGeorge doubled down the left field line to bring in Kline and account for the seventh run of the game. Jensen walked a batter and hit a batter to begin the fifth, but struck out the next two batters to take some pressure off himself. An Eagle error loaded the bases, but another Jensen strike out of Moore ended the inning and threat. ERAU plated an additional four runs in the sixth, starting with a Glaum single to left center and a Smith single to left field, his fourth hit of the contest. Sabins doubled down the left field line to bring in Glaum, but Smith was thrown out at home for the first out of the inning. Kline singled up the middle to score Sabins, then scored on a MacGeorge double down the left field line. Robbins accounted for the final tally of the game with an RBI single up the middle to score Stroud. Jensen went 1-2-3 in the bottom of the sixth to give ERAU the 11-0, run-rule win. He went six full innings against the Night Hawks, surrendering one hit and one walk while fanning seven and throwing just 91 pitches. Jensen moves to 9-1 overall in 2011. Eight of the nine Eagle batters recorded a hit in the

game, with Glaum, Smith, Page, Kline, MacGeorge and Robbins grabbing multiple


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hits. Robbins drove in three runs while MacGeorge and Kline brought in two runs each. Game two proved to a be a slightly tighter contest, as the visitors jumped out to a 5-1 lead before holding on for a 6-4 victory. Sophomore Kevin Maloney threw 5.2 solid innings for the Eagles, but was tagged with a run in the first inning as three straight hits by the TU batters plated a single score. ERAU returned the favor in the second inning, taking the lead thanks to a two-run homer from Kline after Page singled through the right side to begin the frame. Maloney stranded a Night Hawk at third base in the home-half of the second, striking out one and getting the final TU batter to ground a ball weakly to second baseman Robbins. Embry-Riddle added their third run of the game in the third, this time off the bat of Glaum, a solo shot to left field

Track hits three standards Michael Pierce

ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle track and field team posted three qualifying standards on Saturday in their final tune-up before The Sun Conference championships next week. The throwers participated in the Seminole Invite in Tallahassee, Fla., while the majority of the team was at Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Fla. for the Bethune-Cookman Invitational.

Mallory Jackson recorded one of ERAU’s three standards as he won the men’s 800m in a “B” standard time of 1:53.82. The men’s 400m hurdles saw the second standard of the day for the Blue and Gold, as Chance Finstad finished in a “B” standard qualifying time of 54.44, finishing third in the event. Holly Sandon recorded a new personal best in the women’s 400m, clocking in with a time of 59.92. Taylor Russell ran a 25.36 in the women’s 200m,

her best time of the season in that event. In the field events at Seabreeze, the Eagles dominated the pole vault, winning both the men’s and women’s events. Megan Bumby took the top spot for the women with a height of 2.90m, while Adam Holdsworth won the men’s event with a height of 4.57m. Monte Willett grabbed second place for the men, posting a season-best height of 4.57m. Ange Durston-Ryan set a new school record in the wom-

en’s high jump with a mark of 5.00m. In Tallahassee, Reta Woodard represented Embry-Riddle quite well. The freshman won the women’s hammer throw with a distance of 48.98m, as well as recording an “A” standard in the discus with a distance of 43.96m, placing second, The Eagles will be back in action next weekend when they host The Sun Concference championship meet. The meet runs Apr. 17-18 at the ERAU Track Complex.

Women’s tennis closes out season with historic shutout EMBRY-RIDDLE VALDOSTA STATE

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Alison Smalling

ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle women’s tennis team closed out its 2011

regular season campaign with a historic 9-0 defeat of NCAA Division II Valdosta State on Saturday. The win was the first time in program history that the Eagles were able to get the better of the Blazers (3-10) who surrendered just two team points in the previous two meetings. Kristina Marova and Paolo Montero recorded the first point for ERAU, blanking Leslie Roseberge and Jahyna Pope 8-0 at the third position. Caroline Nilsson and Josefine Strom fol-

lowed with an 8-0 defeat of Nicole Hernandez and Jessica Tuggle at No. 2 and Ekaterina Kamendova and Rocio Frej Vitalle completed the doubles sweep with an 8-4 win over Sarah Braun and Alina Nagel. Marova was the first to finish her singles match after topping Hernandez 6-3, 6-0 on the third court. The clincher came at the No. 4 spot where Strom downed Tuggle 6-3, 6-4. Frej Vitalle also registered a straight set win over Nagel (6-4, 6-3) as did Nilsson

and Montero, who defeated Roberge (6-0, 6-0) and Pope (6-1, 6-1), respectively. The final match off the court was at the top singles spot where NAIA Kamendova held off a late rally by NCAA II Braun 6-4, 7-5 to secure the shutout. The Eagles are now 18-3 overall and will take the next few days to prepare for the 2011 Sun Conference tournament, which will take place at Embry-Riddle’s Crotty Tennis Complex, April 15-16.

Blazers hold No. 2 Eagles 6-3 EMBRY-RIDDLE VALDOSTA STATE Alison Smalling

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ERAU Athletics NCAA Division II No. 1 Valdosta State notched two doubles and three singles wins to

edge NAIA No. 2 Embry-Riddle 6-3 on Saturday. The Blazers improved their record to 12-1 on the year, while the Eagles move to 11-6 overall. The first doubles match to reach completion was on court three where Simon Felix and Peter Francis downed Otto Lenhart and Bernhard Wallner. The Blazers got a point back when Phillip Pakebush and Luis Loeffler topped Adrian Bayh and Patrick Besch at No. 2. At No. 1 doubles, the second-ranked VSU pair of Daniel Dueren and Christian Hansen pulled ahead

of the Eagles’ Chris Freeman and David Spennare. The ERAU tandem fought back to knot the score at 8-8, but fell 7-4 in the tiebreaker to give the Blazers a 2-1 lead. Valdosta State added two points to its tally when Loeffler topped Francis 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 singles and second-ranked Pakebush downed Freeman 6-4, 6-3 at the top spot. Felix got a point back for the Blue and Gold with a 7-5, 6-4 defeat of Konstantin Kutschenko at the fourth position and Spennare registered the Eagles’ third point with a 6-4, 6-3

win over Lenhart at No. 5. At No. 2 singles, Besch took the first set 6-4 against NCAA II No. 19 Hansen, but the VSU senior won the second by the same margin to force a third set. In the final stanza, Hansen went up 5-2 but Besch broke and then held to make the score 5-4. Hansen managed to break Besch in the next game to win the match 6-4 and clinch the win for the Blazers. The Eagles close out regular season play at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday against the University of Central Florida.

tention for a top-five-finish heading into the final round tomorrow. Fabys A. Barreto Guzman was the low scorer for the Blue and Gold on Saturday, shooting 78. She is currently tied for 12th out of 88 competitors. Heather Wiquist and Bea Serra were the second and third scorers for the Eagles. Wiquist shot 83, while Serra came in the clubhouse with a 85. Zala Pia Jenko and Connie Pitenis also competed for the Eagle women, both shooting 86. Also, Allison Schultz participated as an individual at

the tournament and shot 83, the best tournament score of her young Eagle career.

Wilner led the Eagles in the first round. Patel shot 76 and currently sits in 15th, while Wilner shot 78 and is in 24th. Kristofer Karlsson and Hunter Jenkins rounded out the scorers for the Blue and Gold, both shooting 80. Karlsson and Jenkins are tied for 33rd. Dennis Ekstrom was the fifth competitor in the Eagle lineup and he shot 82. Joseph McKenney, Juan Sarmiento and Mario Paredes also competed as individuals for the Eagles in the tournament. McKenney shot 78, Sarmiento shot 81 and Paredes came in with a 83.

Guzman and Patel lead Eagles Women’s golf in seventh after day one Austin Quinn

ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle women’s golf team is in seventh place after the first round of play at the Bash at the Beach held at LPGA International Legends Course Saturday. The Eagle women shot 332 on day one and are in con-

Men’s golf in eighth after day one The Embry-Riddle men’s golf team shot 314 and is in eighth place after day one at the Bash at the Beach held at LPGA International’s Champions Course Saturday. Sneh M. Patel and Willy

to bring the score to 3-1. Maloney faced the minimum in the bottom of the frame, going three-up, three-down on 11 pitches. Kline added his second roundtripper of the day to lead off the fourth, the second time this year an Eagle has homered twice in a game. Thomas collected two hits in the bottom of the fourth, but a double play from Kline, Robbins and Page ended the inning with the Eagles leading 4-1. Adam Cellini began the fifth frame with a double to left center, taking the first pitch from TU starter Jacob Davis to the outfield for his first base knock of the contest. Sabins brought in Cellini’s courtesy runner, Jordan Romero, with a single through the left side, giving the visitors a 5-1 advantage. Davis left three Eagles on the bags in the sixth, keeping his team within striking distance, and his squad responded with a two run inning, scoring those pair of runs on four hits. Maloney gave way to Phillip Reamy with two on and two outs, and after the senior walked one, he got a fielder’s choice ground ball to end the inning, stranding three runners on the bases. The Eagles got a run back in the seventh to make the score 6-3 after Sabins tripled with one out and Jeff Lemon picked up an RBI with a single up the middle. Reamy closed the game in

the bottom of the seventh, surrendering a home run that made the score 6-4, but getting the final batter to ground out to Kline at short to end the game. Maloney gave up three runs on 10 hits while striking out two, earning his seventh win of the season to no losses. Reamy pitched 1.1 innings of relief, grabbing his 13th save of the season, tied for first in the nation. Reamy now holds the single-season saves record by himself and is tied for the career saves record with 23 total. Kline finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs on two home runs, and Sabins went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. The Eagles and Night Hawks wrap up their three-game set with a single, nine-inning game tomorrow (Sunday, Apr. 10) at 12 p.m.


Upcoming Sporting Events MEN’S BASEBALL

Saturday, April 16: vs Edward Waters (DH) Daytona Beach, Fla. 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17: vs Edward Waters (DH) Daytona Beach, Fla. 1 p.m.


Sunday-Tuesday, April 17-19: Sun Conference Championship * Port St. Lucie, Fla. TBA


Wednesday, April 13: vs Central Florida Daytona Beach, Fla. 3:30 p.m Friday-Saturday, April 15-16: Sun Conference Championships Daytona Beach, Fla. TBA.



Sunday-Monday, April 17-18: Sun Conference Championships* Daytona Beach, Fla. TBA


Sunday-Tuesday, April 17-19: Sun Conference Championship * Port St. Lucie, Fla. TBA


Friday-Saturday, April 15-16: Sun Conference Championships Daytona Beach, Fla. TBA.


Sunday-Monday, April 17-18: Sun Conference Championships* Daytona Beach, Fla. TBA *-TSC Opponents

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Eagles fall in exhibition to Daytona Cubs, 6-1 DAYTONA CUBS EMBRY-RIDDLE

Ryan Mosher

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ERAU Athletics Ian MacGeorge tallied the only RBI for the NAIA thirdranked Eagles, as they fell 6-1 in an exhibition game to the

Daytona Cubs at historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark. The Class A Cubs recorded 11 hits off the Eagle pitchers to score six runs in the seven inning game. Steve Sabins recorded the first ERAU hit of the contest in the top of the first frame when he singled to right field with two outs, Sabins was thrown out at second trying to stretch the base knock into a double. Senior R. Alexander Rodriguez started on the hill for the Blue and Gold, and the native of Miami, Fla. did a good job of minimizing damage after the Cubs scored a pair

of unearned runs to take a 2-0 lead. Chris Page led off the visitorhalf of the second inning with a double, followed by a Ben Kline single that put Eagle runners on first and second with no outs. MacGeorge singled through the left side to score Page from second base and account for the only ERAU run of the evening. The nation’s win leader, Ryan Vigue, worked the second inning without surrendering a run, giving up just one hit to the Daytona batters to send the game to the fourth inning, Eagles trailing 2-1.

Nick Godfrey gave a Cub pitch a ride to deep left center, but the ball was caught on the warning track to retire the freshman from Daytona Beach. Preseason All-American Phillip Reamy gave up a pair of doubles that scored the third Cub run of the night, but got a nice play from Tyler Robbins to record one out while also recording the first strikeout for the Eagle staff. Kline moved to 2-for-2 with a single to lead off the fourth for the Eagles, but he was stranded at second after swiping a bag when all three Eagles following

sion marked ERAU’s first win over the Lady Moccasins (12-4) since 2000 and improved the second-ranked Eagles’ overall record to 16-3 on the year. An injury to the Eagles’ regular No. 1 singles player, Yi Ching Chen resulted in an adjustment to the Eagle lineup. Playing in their accustomed spot of No. 3 in the doubles lineup, Kristina Márová and Paolo Montero were the first to complete their contest, downing Crystal Copeland and Pamela Paradis 8-3. Rocío Frej Vitallé and Ekaterina Kamendova easily adjusted to their new role at the top of the doubles lineup as they easily dispatched

Agnes Rozite and Sabine Goge. Playing together for the first time this season, the Swedish duo of Josefine Ström and Caroline Nilsson registered their first doubles win of the season, downing Joalis Dominguez and Veronika Kovacikova 8-4 to give the Eagles 3-0 advantage heading into singles play. Playing at No. 6 singles, Montero was the first to finish her match, registering her third shutout of the year with a 6-0, 6-0 decision against Paradis. The Blue and Gold extended its advantage to 5-0 when Caroline Nilsson defeated Copeland 6-3, 6-1 to score the clincher. The Eagles’ sixth point came at the

top singles spot where NAIA No. 8 Kamendova bested NCAA II No. 31 Rozite 6-2, 6-4. The Lady Moccasins managed to get three points back at the second, third and fourth spots, with two of those three matches going to three sets. At No. 4 singles, Dominguez topped Ström 6-2, 6-1. After taking the first set 6-2, Frej Vitallé fell by the same margin in the second and took a 5-3 lead in the third, but Goge was able to battle back and won the match at No. 2 singles with a 7-5 win. Márová also won her first set 7-6 (7-4) at the third position, but the next two stanzas went to Kovacikova 6-3, 10-3.

him at the plate struck out. The Cubs scored two additional runs off of Tucker Jensen in the fourth, but were unable to get to Steve Ortman in the fifth as he managed the second clean inning for the Eagles on the night. Jeff Lemon accounted for the fifth Eagle hit of the evening in the fifth, beating out a throw from the third baseman to reach first safely. Sabins and Page were unable to move Lemon over and the inning ended with him still at first. Barrett Bruce gave up just a single run in the sixth before

getting a nice 5-4-3 double play from Sabins, J.T. Warmoth and Page to end the frame. Kline was retired for the first time all night when he was called out on strikes in the top of the seventh. Frankie Arias grabbed the final Eagle hit of the night with a single through the right side with two outs, but MacGeorge ended the game when he smoked a ball to the center fielder. Kline finished 2-for3 for the Eagles, while Page went 1-for-3 with a run scored and MacGeorge was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Austin Quinn

the third and final round to finish tied for 32nd with a 80-7971=230. Jackson Koert and Sneh M. Patel rounded out the scorers for the Blue and Gold. Koert came in the clubhouse 37th overall and shot 77-7580=232, while Patel shot 79-7680=235. Willy Wilner also competed for the Eagles shooting 82-7981=242. South Carolina Beaufort won the 11-team tournament shooting 294-296-295=885. Johnson & Wales, St. Thomas, Marian and Webber International rounded out the top five. The Blue and Gold are scheduled to compete again at The Sun Conference Championships on April 17 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

ERAU bests Florida Southern Men’s golf finishes tenth EMBRY-RIDDLE 6 FLORIDA SOUTHERN 3 Alison Smalling

ERAU Athletics Following a close to twoweek lay-off, the EmbryRiddle women’s tennis team returned to action on Tuesday to top NCAA Division II No. 11 Florida Southern 6-3. The deci-

Third-ranked Embry-Riddle roars past NCAA II Flagler EMBRY-RIDDLE FLAGLER

Ryan Mosher

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ERAU Athletics The NAIA third-ranked Eagles took down NCAA II Flagler 9-0 on Tuesday evening at Sliwa Stadium behind the arm of Daniel Eaton and the bats of the Eagle offense. EmbryRiddle won their 32nd game in 40 tries on the year (32-8) while the Saints dip to 14-20 in 2011. Eaton had the best outing of his season against Flagler, tossing seven shutout innings against the visitors, surrendering just six hits while striking out seven batters, a season high. Eaton gave up a leadoff single in the first inning to Nate Fudala, but was able to pick him off to erase the baserunner. A one-out walk by Jose Rohena preceded a ground ball double play from

John Sgromolo that ended the Saint frame. The Saints were able to put runners at second and third with one out in the second inning, but Eaton struck out one and induced an inning-ending ground ball to work out of the jam. The Blue and Gold’s first scoring inning would prove to be their biggest of the night, as the hosts struck for five runs on six hits off of pitcher A.J. Gruber in the second. Keaton Stroud continued his torrid streak at the plate, singling up the middle with Ben Kline at first to put runners on first and second with one out before Ian MacGeorge smashed a basesclearing triple to right center, giving ERAU a 2-0 lead. Tyler Robbins plated MacGeorge with a single through the right side, followed by a Nick Godfrey single down the right field line that scored Robbins from second. Godfrey moved to second on a dirt ball and came around to score when Aaron Glaum singled to the second baseman and the infielder threw the ball away at first to account for the fifth run of the night.

The Eagles added two more runs in the third off a pair of doubles from Chris Page and Stroud, followed by a Robbins single to right center to bring the score to 7-0. Eaton retired 11 of the next 12 Flagler hitters, including 10 straight from the fourth to the seventh innings, running into a little trouble in the top of the seventh when he gave up two conseuctive singles. Eaton was able to get the final Saint batter to fly out to right field to end the threat and inning. Godfrey accounted for the final run of the game when

he scored on a Sabins single through the left side in the home-half of the eighth, pushing the score to 9-0. Steve Ortman pitched a perfect eighth inning, throwing just five pitched to record three outs, and Brett Allen made his Eagle debut, entering in the ninth to go 1-2-3 against Flagler and wrap up the 9-0 victory. Eaton moved to 1-2 on the year, earning his first victory of the season. Sabins went 2-for-5 from the plate, recording two RBIs for ERAU, while both MacGeorge and Robbins plated two runs of their own.

STEVE SABBINS WAS THE last batter of the game to have a run batted in finishing the game against Flagler, 9-0.

tory over 24th-ranked Webber International (12-6, 3-3). The second-ranked Eagles shared the regular season crown with SCAD Savannah and Northwood in 2010, but Wednesday’s win marked the first time since head Coach Dave Paschal’s first season with the Eagles in 2005, that the Eagles claimed the title outright. ERAU finished with a perfect 6-0 record in the league and are now 17-3 overall. They will hold the No. 1 seed in the four-team Sun Conference tournament, which gets underway on April 15. The Eagles easily breezed

through doubles, dropping just one game in three doubles matches. Kristina Márová and Paola Montero teamed up for an 8-0 win over Anna Culaba and Jeanette Hicks at No. 3 doubles, while Josefine Ström and Caroline Nilsson downed Nathalia Chaddad and Leticia Tomb by the same margin at the second position. Rocío Frej Vitallé and Ekaterina Kamendova defeated Laura Nowak and Helen Perry 8-1 at the top spot to give the Blue and Gold a 3-0 lead moving into singles play. Márová made quick work of


ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle men’s golf team finished 10th in the third and final round at the Bobcat Spring Invitational held at Don Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club. The Eagles shot 310-303307=920 over the two-day, 54-hole tournament composed of predominantly teams from The Sun Conference. Don Sciotto garnered his second top 10 finish of 2011 by shooting 74-73-76=223 and finishing tied for 10th. Sciotto finished only five shots back of Omar Tejeira (St. Thomas) who won the tournament of 61. Kevin O’Leary shot an impressive one-under-par 71 in

Tennis captures conference title EMBRY-RIDDLE WEBBER INT.

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Alison Smalling

ERAU Athletics The second-ranked EmbryRiddle men’s tennis team claimed The Sun Conference regular season title for the seventh straight year with a 9-0 defeat of No. 21 Webber International (13-4, 3-2), Wednesday at the Crotty Tennis Complex. The Eagles are now 11-5 on the year and closed out the 2011 conference slate with a 6-0 ledger to secure the top seed in The Sun Conference tournament which takes place Apr. 15-16.

Adrian Bayh and Patrick Besch were the first to finish their doubles match at the No. 2 spot, downing Andres Riobueno and Pedro De Angie 8-0. Simon Felix and Peter Francis followed with an 8-2 win over Juuso Tapanianen and Joonas Jalkanen at the third spot and Chris Freeman and David Spennare held off Rafael Teixeira and Thiago Marion 8-6 to give ERAU a 3-0 advantage. Felix notched his team-best 22nd singles win of the year with a 6-0, 6-1 defeat of Tapanainen at No. 4 singles. Besch was next off the court and clinched the ERAU victory with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Marion at No. 2. Freeman was next to finish his match, downing Teixeira 6-1, 6-2 on court one and was followed by Francis who topped Riobuena 6-3, 6-2 at the third spot. Spennare (6-2, 6-0) and Bayh (6-0, 6-3) sealed the shutout with wins over De Angie and Jalkanen, respectively.

Eagles roll past Warriors to claim conference crown EMBRY-RIDDLE WEBBER INT.

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ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle women’s tennis team wrapped the 2011 Sun Conference regular season on Wednesday with a 9-0 vic-

Perry at No. 3 singles, extending the Eagle lead to 4-0 with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout. Ström scored the clincher with a 6-1, 6-0 defeat of Tomb at the fourth position and was followed by Kamendova who registered a 6-1, 6-0 win over Chaddad in her third match of the season at the top singles spot. Frej Vitallé earned her 20th win of the season with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Nowak, while Nilsson topped Culaba 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6 and Montero secured the team shutout with her third perfect score in a row, downing Hicks 6-0, 6-0 at the sixth spot.


JOSEFINE STROM AND CAROLINE Nilsson downed their Webber opponents 8-0 in doubles helping the 9-0 victory.



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Mass Effect 2

Ian Gebbie

Guest Reporter During the entire Mass Effect series, you are fighting to prevent a race of sentient machines, the reapers, from harvesting all sentient life in the galaxy. If you have played through the original Mass Effect and its sequel, then you probably know that this will be finest batch of icing on the cake when it comes to the plot. A major factor in the Mass Effect series is the network of Mass Relays throughout the

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galaxy, devices allowing faster than ligthw travel on a galactic scale. In its newest addition of Mass Effect 2’s Downloadable Content (DLC), ‘The Arrival’ begins setting up the story for Mass Effect 3 as the Reapers begin their final approach to the galaxy through an ‘Alpha Relay,’ the oldest Mass Relay in the galaxy. Your mission at first is to bust a deep-cover Alliance agent out of a prison in the Viper Nebula and stop the imminent Reaper threat. Sounds easy enough, right? The DLC will also cover some of the interesting things that explain an imminent Reaper threat (Such as ‘indoctrination,’ salvation through destruction, and all that joyful jargon the Reapers try to brainwash people with). But in the end, you will realize that the Reapers are closer to total domination of the galaxy than you think and, most likely, you will be forced to make a decision that will have VERY serious consequences later on when you import your save file to Mass Effect 3 next year. Unfortunately, the combat will be average and very repetitive, making you shoot from point A, to kill enemy B most of the time, and then there is the usual strategy you must use in the game depending on your

character’s class and difficulty setting. But, the story overall has the usual splendor any Bioware game has: It’s engaging, full of twists and turns, it’s stuffed with tons of action, and you can play it again and again for even more options of how your character will be defined in the game and sequel to come. The soundtrack that comes with this expansion will bring pure nostalgia back to the original Mass Effect fans as the music is blended with elements from the first game and its sequel, giving a dark feel to it but also speeding up the pace of the game during the entire mission as you make your escape in the end. Then there’s the graphics: the usual engine, but the background (Especially during the final moments of the mission) will probably put a sense of dread into you as you realize you don’t have much time to escape and halt the impending Reaper invasion. Though there are a few shortcomings with The Arrival (Such as the lack of uniqu e ground combat, and linear gameplay), in the grand scheme of it all, this is a must for any Mass Effect fan when it comes to the way you can shape the story to come in the next sequel .


Hannah Langhorn Staff Reporter

It is inevitable to have things change over time, but it is never a tragedy to keep in remembrance the way things useD to be. Embry-Riddle’s radio station, Eagles FM, is not immune and with many changes over the years there are those that choose to never take for granted where Eagles FM is today; graduating DJ Ben Failer is doing just that. Failer, host of shows; “The Failer and Sean show” (formerly ‘The Failer and Ron Show’) and “Classic Rock” (formerly ‘Great Success’ as DJ Borat), is one known to never shy away from voicing his own opinion. Both shows, though different in context, hold true to not only his personal likes, but, extend an ode to the DJs having come before establishing the station that is still pressing on today. ‘Classic Rock’ is a straight-up, classic rock show, plain and simple. “I play a lot of recognizable classic rock songs, but a lot of deep tracks and B-sides. I also try to play a good deal of vinyl.” Says Failer, “Kids these days... Your music stinks! Throw on a good Stones record and learn from the pros,” he concludes. Although classical rock may not be “your scene” Failer’s other show, “The Failer and Sean Show” is one of originali-

ty as an extension of The Failer & Ron Show, which featured retired WIKD DJ Rockin’ Ron West. That in itself was a continuation of older shows like The Ron & Robb Show and Hateline. “I guess a lot of our show is about the humor, but we also legitimately care about current events. Americans as a whole are very blind to the

Failer’s Djing experience continued on when he joined Eagles FM, even offering a hand as a training director from 2009 till 2010. “I hope to be a DJ again someday in the future. Maybe when I’m old and grey I’ll get a gig playing classic rock.” Failer said, “I’m going to miss WIKD a lot,” he said, “But, the things I’ll really miss are already gone. The station used to be such an amazing place to hang out, and some of that magic has waned in the past year,” as he concluded, he offered a few words to any new and incoming DJs, “WIKD isn’t here to pad your resume. Six years ago a bunch of great DJs banded together to form a family and have fun,” states Failer, “If you’re not here to have fun and share your love of music, you’re in the wrong place, and you’ll never truly belong.” Although it is close to graduation time, it is a possibility that both shows will be continuing through Summer Terms A and B. Current show times will continue, however, PHOTO COURTESY OF WIKD with “The Failer and Sean Show” world around them.” Failer on Monday, Wednesday and states, “We try to expose them Friday’s from 4 pm till 6 pm and to things they may not under- “Classic Rock” on Wednesday stand, and soften the blow with nights from 8 pm till 10 pm. If humor.” He continued. you would like, you can also Considering his father was a check out “The Failer & Sean rock DJ in the ’70’s on WSHJ, Show” Facebook page and it should possibly come as no click “LIKE”. For any addisurprise Failer follows in his tional information concernfootsteps. Beginning out as a ing these shows or anything talk show host on a Detroit Eagles FM you can check out internet based show called, or take “Nightspots Radio”, where it a trip to the studio, located was a, “true shock-jock show”. in the SC 111.

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