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Softball closes out doubleheader against Kansas City Blue Devils BY BENJAMIN DONALS Sports editor

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he No. 10 Cowley softball team competed against the Kansas City Blue Devils with the return of two different players; one from a slump, the latter from an injury. Following a 2-0 win from a mild game, Cowley heated things up in game two. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the third, the Tigers belted in five runs to take a commanding lead. They went on to add another two runs in the fourth inning, before Nikki Cumbertson, freshman, added the icing on the cake with a two-run homerun to seal a

Tiger victory. Cumbertson who has been in a slump recently, regained her composure against the Blue Devils. She batted in one run in the first game and also went 3-3, with a home run, and seven RBIs in game two. She is now second on the team in home runs (seven) and RBIs (36). The game also featured the return of dedicated utility player Haley Heincker,

freshman, who had missed the previous five games. “It was exciting; I’m not one who likes sitting out. Being in the game definitely was a good feeling for me,” said Heincker. Heincker says that she has had problems with her back all season but it had become unbearable only recently, “It’s been a whole season thing. I’ve always had problems with my back, but Monday of last week it

I’m not one who likes sitting out. Being in the game definitely was a good feeling for me.

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got to a point where it was unbearable. So I got it checked out. And yes, as of now, I’m back,” said Heincker. Heincker struggled at the plate after her short hiatus, “I went one for three in batting. After a week of not being able to swing a bat, live pitching kinda threw me off apparently. Fielding wise, I only got one ball but I caught it, which is always good.” Heincker and the rest of the softball team will compete next against the University of Kansas softball club team on April 24, before heading into the first round of the Region VI playoffs May 1 and 2. If the Tigers win they will advance to the Region VI tournament on May 8 and 9.

Tigers capture Red Ravens

Extends winning streak to six games BY BENJAMIN DONALS Sports editor Batter up and batter down; that is what the past six games have been like for the Cowley baseball team. The Tigers have won three straight double headers with the closest game being decided by five points. In their most recent doubleheader the Tigers dominated both of their games against the Coffeyville Red Ravens. The team was playing without star Freshman Aaron Rea; who leads the team in runs batted in (55). The Tigers still delivered at the plate,

scoring five runs in the first two innings. The ravens were quick to counter with their own offensive attack scoring one run in the first inning and three in the second. It was not until outfielder Ronnie Melendez, sophomore, took the plate in the sixth that the Tigers opened up the game. Melendez led off the sixth inning by smashing a homerun to kick start the Tiger’s three run inning. He would also score an RBI with a triple later in the seventh inning which combined with one other run to bring the final score to 10-5. Robbie Rea, freshman, was credited with the win after relieving Zach Cargill,

sophomore. Rea is 7-1 on the season. In game two the Tigers struggled to get anything going in the first and fell behind 0-2 at the end of the inning. From there the Tigers started heading forward and did not look back. Cowley hit four doubles and blasted in seven runs in the second inning to take the lead. The Red Ravens could not match the offensive intensity and mustered only four more runs over the rest of the game. In all the Tigers scored 16 runs on 13 hits and committed no errors. Pitcher Phillip Wilson, freshman, finished out the game for the Tigers and has

a record of 4-3 this year. The Tigers are 27-12 overall and are one game behind league leader Johnson County in the Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division. Cowley Baseball Upcoming Schedule 4/22 Kansas City @ Cowley 4/25 @ Highland 4/26 Seminole State @ Cowley 4/28 Crowder @ Cowley 4/2 Longview @ Kansas City, Mo

Blasting the ball into left field is freshman outfielder Aaron Rea. Rea, who leads the team in RBIs with 55, has recently been suffering from a hamstring injury and been unable to play. The Tigers have been able to press on in his absence and have won their last three double headers. (photo by Carly Budd)

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The Student Newspaper of Cowley College


BY ERIC SMITH Opinion editor

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hoosing which college to go to can be a hard decision. Some people go to Cowley just so that they can get their associates degree, but most people use it as a stepping-stone to a four-year university. Going to Cowley has some obvious advantages. The biggest being the small price. One also gets other things such as a smaller student-to-teacher ratio, a better sense of community, and the opportunity to stay at home if you are close by. Taking the step to a larger university can be intimidating. There are a lot more people and one goes from being a big fish in a small pond to just another student. Despite a lot of the perceptions about community colleges, they are not easier. Community colleges are full of very intelligent people. At the University of Berkley, 33 percent of the applicants from community colleges were accepted compared to 22 percent of the applicants from high school students. Most of the people I have talked to say that the entry

level and general education classes offered at Cowley meet the standards of four year universities. “Having both attended KU for a semester and an obvious bias in terms of the type of schooling I prefer, I would have to say that neither KU nor Cowley has classes harder than the other one,” said Nick Kadau, freshman, who recently transferred from KU. “The amount of education is the same, but what it really comes down to is the amount of time and dedication you put into your work.” Even though most of the general education classes are the same, students who are transferring should still expect a big change after they get their two-year degree. Once you are done with your general education classes and focus more on your major, the classes often become more difficult. “The classes are harder,” said Alex Skov, a Cowley graduate now attending Baker University. “A lot of that is because I am taking upper level classes. I had some entry level classes that are on par [with Cowley] but the curriculum is nothing compared to 300 or 400 level classes.”

Big schools can offer a very different atmosphere from local colleges. Especially schools like KU and K-State that take students from all over the world. Cowley does bring in international students but most of the students are from the Kansas and Oklahoma region. “Small colleges have less diversity,” said Chris Robinette, a former Cowley student who transferred to K-State. “Cowley does a good job of diversity however. At a small college you get a sense of community. Everyone in the Cowley dorms knew each other. Even at my apartment I don’t know my neighbors.” One of the biggest differences between the classes at community colleges and fouryear universities is the class size. The small community colleges classes offer a much better student teacher relationship then a big college. Some universities have lecturestyle classes with hundreds of students so individualized help is almost impossible. So despite all of the talk about the differences between the two, community colleges are not that much different. A Cowley graduate should have nothing to fear when heading to a four-year university.

Prepping for finals week BY ANNE SANCHEZ Staff Writer

Participating in the disaster training scenario are freshman Andrew Marymee, and sophomores Richard Gould and Ian Whitley. The scenario brought together four departments. Those participating were the journalism department, broadcasting department, theater department and the MICT Program. (photo by Carly Budd)

teacher. The teachers are almost always willing to be as much help as possible. Talk to them, tell them what needs to be worked on and schedule a time to meet with them and get help. Sometimes teachers are very busy this is when the library tutors are another good resource to go to. They are free, they can help, and their hours are very convenient. If online studying is a strength

“The new people and the new atmosphere” -Falisha Scott, Sophomore transferring to Heritage College

“Higher population, more campus activities, and more sports. The reason I’m leaving is to be closer to home.” -Julio Rosario, Freshman transferring to Westchester “Being done with school, I only have 3 semesters left” -Amara Savcedo Sophomore transferring to Kansas City, Kansas

“Being closer to home.” -Jacob Fortin, Freshman transferring to Colby County

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Finals week is a time when work loads can really seem to pile up. By taking smarter steps and managing your time, you can easily reduce your workload and your stress levels. (illustration by Allison Jamerson) to it if not don’t listen. Frequently people find they remember the most recent thing they learned but sometimes remember nothing of what they learned at the beginning of the semester. This is a time for finding help on not only the things that have been forgotten but material that is difficult. One of the first people that should be talked to is the

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the go to the Cowley website and click on the free homework study link called homeworkkansas.org. Some people like to take finals cold without studying at all and do fine but that technique isn’t for everyone. Studying before a final is always a good idea hopefully these tips will be helpful to anyone in need of test prep advice.

The Cowley Press is a public forum produced bi-weekly by the newspaper production class. The paper is distributed free in single copies on campus. Extra copies are $1 each. Student editors make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval. Editorials, columns and letters reflect the opinions of the writers. The staff reserves the right to edit letters for taste and length. Letters must be signed by the author.

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The end of the semester means finals and no sleep because of cramming the night before or cramming the hour or five minutes before the actual final. Instead of cramming this semester try something new; actually prepare for the finals. One of the first rules of test taking is finding out what’s going to be on the final. All the teachers at Cowley want their students to be successful and will usually have a study packet available before the test. Time is another important aspect; make sure that there is plenty of time for studying. A final is everything that’s been learned in that classes’ semester put on one test. It’ll take time to review everything. If there is difficulty studying finding a study buddy is a good idea. It may sound silly but a study buddy will help make sure

that it’s serious study time without causing distractions. Setting also needed to set the mood for studying a classroom or the library are quiet places, usually, that give that sense of focus. Ipod’s and CD’s are frequently listened to because it is believed to help studying. Both sides of the issue have good points and data. If music helps then listen

“What are you most looking forward to at your next college?”

Editor in Chief - Richard Gould Campus Editor - Ian Whitley Scene Editor - Eric Smith Opinions Editor - Eric Smith Layout Editor - Chelsea Weathers Sports Editor - Benjamin Donals Online Editor - Christopher Bales Photo Editor - Carly Budd Staff Members - Alison Jamerson, Jordan Johnstonbaugh, Andrew Marymee, Peter Onelio, Somsavanh Phouthavong, Anne Sanchez Faculty Advisor - Meg Smith

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Tigers triumph at Region VI tournament in Wichita BY SOMSAVANH PHOUTHAVONG Staff writer

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a championship victory over Johnson County’s Sydney Ramsey in the finals of

No. 5 singles. As for the doubles titles, Adrijana Pavlovic and Jamie Blackim were champions of No. 1 doubles while Jessica Montemayor and Brittney Laner took home the title at No. 2 doubles. Having placed first in the region, Cowley Women’s tennis is now qualified to compete at the national tournament along with second-place Johnson County and third-place Seward County. The Tigers placed eighth at nationals last year and will look to improve on that mark in the coming weeks. Practice pays off as Adrijana Pavlovic, Sophomore, spends time training on the tennis court. Pavlovic defeated Fanny Benincasa, a freshman from Seward County, to earn the regional championship title for Singles games and also assisted teammate Jamie Blackim, sophomore, in defeating a doubles team from Johnson county to earn the regional championship for Doubles games. (photo by Christopher Bales)

ady tigers’ tennis brings home five out of six singles titles and two out of three doubles titles after dominating the Region VI tournament held at the Riverside Tennis Center in Wichita last Friday and Saturday. Consisting entirely of sophomores, the experienced Cowley Women’s tennis team endeavored to defeat the competition earning first place with a score of 24.5 – a whole 5.5 points better than the ladies from Johnson County who finished the tournament in second place with a score of 19. Having won a regional championship for singles play last year – this year’s repeat regional champions include Adrijana Pavlovic, Jamie Blackim, Natalia Medina, and Brittney Laner. For one lady tiger, this year offered vindication as Wrylie Finkle, who suffered a three-set loss during the regional tournament last year, was redeemed this year with

Final Results SINGLES •

No. 1 — Adrijana Pavlovic (CC) defeated Fanny Benincasa (Seward) 6-1, 6-4.

No. 2 — Jessica Montemayor (CC) defeated Goncalves (Seward) 6-1, 6-4 in third place match.

No. 3 — Jamie Blackim (CC) defeated Antigone Lowery (Seward) 6-2, 6-2.

No. 4 — Natalia Medina (CC) defeated Marijana Gjorgjeskva (Johnson) 6-4, 6-2.

No. 5 — Wrylie Finkle (CC) defeated Ramsey (Johnson) 7-6 (4), 0-6, 6-2.

No. 6 — Brittney Laner (CC) defeated Jaime Hertling (Johnson) 6-4, 7-6 (5).

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No. 1 — Blackim/Pavlovic (CC) won by injury default over Craig/ Cooper (Johnson).

No. 2 — Montemayor/Laner (CC) defeated Gjorgjeskva/Ramsey (Johnson) 6-1, 6-2.

No. 3 — Finkle/Franz (CC) lost to Hertling/Spencer (Johnson) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

Men’s tennis breaks winning streak, places second at Region VI tournament BY SOMSAVANH PHOUTHAVONG Staff writer

Cowley Men’s tennis took second place last Friday and Saturday at the Region VI tournament held in Wichita. Although the Tigers had been undefeated by Region VI schools thus far, they were not able to continue their winning momentum at

regionals. The men trailed only 4 points behind Johnson County’s final first-place score of 24. Of the six single’s games, three regional titles were earned by sophomores Lloyd Bruce-Burgess and Roger White, and freshman Alex Dickenson. The Tigers were unsuccessful in earning any regional championships from Doubles play.

Although the Tigers have broken their winning streak; placing in the top three of the regional tournament qualified them to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Administration (NJCAA) Tennis Tournament to be held in Plano, Tex. on May 10-14.

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No. 1 — Lloyd Bruce-Burgess/ Joan Valls (CC) defeated Lobo/ Nelms 6-3, 6-3 in third place match.

No. 2 — Felipe Pimenta/Renato Mendes (CC) lost to Niklas Sparr/ Nelson Ginape (Johnson) 1-6, 6-7 in the championship match.

No. 3 — Roger White/Alex Dickson (CC) lost to John Burbano/Tim Akhmedov (Johnson) 6-7, 7-6, 4-6.

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No. 1 — Bruce-Burgess (CC) defeated Evan Sanna (Johnson) 6-2, 6-2 in the championship match.

No. 2 — Valls (CC) lost to Sparr (Johnson) 1-6, 4-6 in the championship match.

No. 3 — White (CC) defeated Luka Radulovic (Johnson) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 in the championship match.

No. 4 — Pimenta (CC) defeated Mattar (Barton) 6-2, injury default in third place match.

No. 5 — Mendes (CC) lost to Burbano (Johnson) 4-6, 6-3, 3-6 in the championship match.

No. 6 — Dickson (CC) defeated Akhmedov (Johnson) 6-2, 6-3 in the championship match.

Team scores: (1) Johnson County, 24; (2) Cowley, 20; (3) Seward County, 13; (4) Barton County, 10.5.


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Track and Field running strong at KU Relays

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BY BENJAMIN DONALS Sports editor

our main goal. Records are always nice to break and hopefully it stands for a while,” said Gracia. The Tigers only finished behind the he horn sounded, the runners left their stance, and 20,000 plus gut University of Kansas, and Iowa Central. Gracia also placed ninth in the wrenching feet later, Cowley’s 4X1 Mile men’s relay 5000-meter run with a time fast enough to team broke a school qualify him for the record and placed third at the KU national meet. “I actually Relays. The quartet of qualified for outdoor sophomores Brice during the indoor season. My indoor Irving, Dustin time qualified me for Mettler, T.J. Mapp, both indoor and out; and freshman Josh it’s hard work but Gracia finished the four mile relay with with my coaching, the skies the limit. I plan a time of 17:32.26. on one day being a The relays were an National Champion. opportunity for the Cowley’s other Tigers to compete - Freshman Josh Gracia three relay teams against the “Big Boys” from NCAA also notched topten finishes at the competition. The Division I and II, NAIA and other JUCO 4X880-yard relay team comprised of Jory schools. Custar, sophomore, Irving, Mapp, Thomas “It was a real honor to place third at Kjerengtroen, freshman, placed sixth. such a prestigious meet as KU. But, my teamates and I would agree that first place Continuing the team’s success, the was in our hands, and that first place was distance medley team made of sophomore David Phillips, and freshmen Dylan Filburn, Dane Dewitt, and Colin Jokisch, placed eighth with a time of 10:43.56. On the women’s side, Cowley was led by 4X880-yard relay team. Freshmen runners Leigh Ann Omarkhail, Richelle Farley, Val Bland, and Sophomore Cecilia Burley finished the race

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Player Profile

* 800-meter run — Kjerengtroen, 2:01.94, second; Dewitt, 2:01.96, third; Filburn, 2:02.41, fourth; Phillips, 2:03.54, fifth; Sparks, 2:03.81, sixth. * 1,500-meter run – Alstin Benton, 4:20.49, second. * High jump — Kameron Conely, 5-6, 16th. * Pole vault — Michael McLeod, 14-6, fourth; Rick Valcin, 13-5, eighth; Conely, 12-11, 11th. * Shot put — Charles James, 47-1, third; Edric White, 34-5, 27th. * Discus — James, 141-5, sixth; Putman, 132-0, 10th; Conely, 91-7, 29th; White, 87-7, 30th. * Hammer — Putman, 146-9, sixth; James, 121-9, 17th; White, 105-0, 24th. WOMEN * 800-meter run — Lewin, 2:22.05, second, national qualifier; Dyer, 2:31.48, seventh; Cassy Kendrick, 2:40.42, 13th. * High jump — Kate Scott, 5-1, fourth. * Pole vault — Gillmore, 12-1, first, national qualifier; Allison Hoover, 9-6, ninth. * Shot put — Annalisa Jauregui, 31-9, 16th; Tiffany Tolbert, 31-2, 17th; Ruthann Ralstin, 31-1, 18th; Whitney Green, 30-6, 19th; Stephanie Hope, 29-9, 22nd. * Discus — Cearra Reddig, 102-4, 18th; Ralstin, 91-7, 26th; Hope, 79-5, 31st. * Hammer — Ralstin, 113-6, 19th; Hope, 107-3, 22nd; Reddig, 107-2, 23rd; Tolbert, 105-11, 24th; Green, 102-0, 25th; Jauregui, 98-9, 28th. * Javelin — Scott, 99-8, 17th; Jauregui, 97-0, 19th; Green, 76-7, 25th. with a national qualifying time of 9:42.50. The time also earned them a fourth place finish. Cowley also had two individual female athletes qualify for nationals. Sophomore Katie Gillmore qualified and placed seventh in the pole vault with a vault of 11-11. Burley was the other Tiger that qualified; she placed 10 in the 5000-meter run with a time of 18:20.66. Due to construction of Southwestern’s new stadium, Cowley will play host to the Southwestern Relays on Sat., April 24 with events starting at 11:15 a.m.

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Caution severe weather up ahead divert to nearest shelter Severe Weather Tips Tornado Safety Tips: Tornadoes are the most violent atmospheric phenomenon on the planet. Winds of 200-300 mph can occur with the most violent tornadoes. Tornado to be heard outside, so if severe weather is in the area listen to the radio or watch your television to keep up to date on the weather in The following are instructions on what to do when a tornado warning has been issued for your area or whenever a tornado

In a large building. 1. Go to the interior rooms on the lowest floor. 2. Stay away from glass or areas with wide-span roofs (auditoriums). 3. Crouch down and cover your head.

Where did you grow up? Great Bend. Partly in Ellinwood, which is like, 10 miles east of there. Was track always your favorite sport in high school? It was always softball, and then I had to make a tough decision during my sophomore year to do either softball or continue through with track since I couldn’t do both at the same time. Why did you choose to come to Cowley? Because it had pretty good coaches on the staff and it was about the only community college that actually had a throwing coach What do you do in your free time? Study and try to keep my mind off of how I miss my family because they did move farther away. Try to keep busy. Hang out with friends. What is your major? Physical Education and coaching How long have you been involved in field and track? Since I was 5: I started in elementary school went on to middle school, and then I went into high school, and came to college.

In a vehicle 1. Abandon your vehicle immediately. 2. Go to a near suitable structure 3. If no suitable structure is near, lay flat in a ditch or depression and cover your head

Electrical Storm Safety Tips: When you are inside 1. Avoid using the telephone (except for emergencies) and electrical appliances. 2. Do not take a shower or a bath. If you are outdoors. 1. Use the 30/30 rule. When you see lightning, count to 30 and if it thunders within this time, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Wait 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder to emerge from shelter. 2. Go to a safe shelter immediately such as a sturdy building or a hard topped vehicle with the windows up. 3. In a wooded area seek shelter in a thick growth of short trees. 4. If you feel your hair standing on end, squat with your head between your knees. Do not lie flat. 5. Avoid isolated trees, tall objects, bodies of water, sheds fences, convertible vehicles, tractors and motorcycles. Flash Flooding Safety Tips: Go to higher ground immediately; avoid small rivers, streams, low spots, canyons, dried river beds, etc. Do not walk through flowing water more than ankle deep. Do not drive through flooded areas even if it looks shallow. Water one foot deep can displace 1500 pounds.

Track and Field Upcoming Schedule 4/24 Southwestern Relays @ Cowley Attempting to hand off the baton, Marvia Lewin, sophomore, stretches to reach Tiffany Wilcox, sophomore, in stride. Cowley competed against NCAA Division I & II, NAIA, and other JUCOs at the KU relays from April 15-17. (photo by Carly Budd)

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5/1 Dean Prior Invite @ Coffeyville 5/6 - 5/8 Region VI Jayhawk Conference at Overland Park. Kan.

sirens were designed your area. threatens:

In a small building. 1. Go to a basement or to the interior of lowest floor. 2. Wrap yourself in overcoats or blankets to protect you from flying debris.

Cearra Reddig Track and Field

Where do you plan on transferring when you’re done at Cowley? Closer to home: which is around Nevada. So, Phoenix, Ariz. or somewhere closer to home like that.

Crossing the finish line in a very close second to a Butler County runner, is sophomore Brice Irving. Irving ran a time of 4:01.95 in the 1,500-meter run at the Cowley Invite. (photo by Carly Budd)

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Tornado alley stretches from northern TX all the way through the Dakotas. This area has a high frequency of tornados and severe weather. Caution should be taken if a tornado warning has been issued. (photo illustration by Richard Gould)

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Amazon Kindle 2 beats out the B&N Nook BY ALISON JAMERSON Staff writer

The Nook:

n early 2009, Amazon put the Kindle 2 on the market. A sleeker version of the original Kindle, this eBook reader quickly rose in popularity. In late 2009, Barnes & Noble came out with the Nook, a competitor for the Kindle 2. With many features that the Kindle 2 was lacking, the Nook seemed to be destined for greatness. However, as with any new technological products, there are some bugs to work out. Here are some of the highlights and shortcomings of each product.

-Color touch screen. -eBook selection by cover. -Lending rights. -Able to view e-books on other devices, such as iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry and PC/MAC OS, if these devices have the free B&N free e-Reader software. -Multiple colors for back plate and several skins. -Virtual QWERTY keyboard. -3G Wireless through AT&T.

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-Uploads faster; from boot to reading, the wait is about three seconds. -Battery life up to 14 days with wireless turned off. -Hardware based QWERTY keyboard. -Word Document Support. -Text-to-speech transfer. -International service, available in 100 countries. -User annotation. -At 10.2 oz, it is lighter than Nook, which weighs 11.2 oz.

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-No lending rights. -Only shares eBooks with iPhone and iPod Touch, as long as they have the software. Only comes in white.

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-Only holds up to 1500 eBooks and no SD available. -3G Wireless through Sprint. -Solely an eBook reader.

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Time again for the Mr. Cinderfella pageant BY IAN WHITLEY Campus editor

Color touch screen. Book selection by cover. Lending capability to other Nook users. Multiple skins and faceplates for the back. Expandable memory via SD card reader. Rumored plans for applications, possibly in the next year.

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-Only 10 days of battery life with wireless and WiFi turned off. -Color screen and WiFi drain battery. -Slower than Kindle to upload; from boot to reading, you will wait about two minutes.

Duly Noted: Holds up to 1500 books on internal memory, but with purchase of 16G SD card, can be expanded to 17500. Several of the features are common in both readers, such as an internal memory of 1500 books. They both have a QWERTY keyboard, but users access them differently. The cover of both readers is white when

Lighter and faster than the Nook. Battery life up to 14 days with wireless turned off. Word Document support. Text-to-speech transfer. User annotation feature. Sole purpose of being an eBook reader.

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you purchase it. Both readers have a six inch, 16 level grayscale reading screen, which allows for pictures or illustrations in the text. Both screens use the E-Ink Display feature, which gives the feeling of reading print on a page. Users may download books onto either reader via internet provided by 3G coverage on each device. The Kindle 2 uses Sprint, while the Nook’s service is provided by AT&T. On each device, users may insert headphones, connect to mp3 players, and utilize small speakers. The Amazon Kindle, now succeeded by the Kindle 2, is solely an eBook reader. Therefore, it takes about three seconds for it to power up before you can be reading a book. The Barnes & Noble Nook, however, has the color screen at the bottom, the touch screen feature, and WiFi and lending rights; all of these are handy features, and certainly impressive, but drain battery life and slow the Nook down. It takes

about one minute and 50 seconds from power-up to book-reading on the Nook. Both books have an internal memory of 2G, which holds 1,500 eBooks. However, the Nook has an SD card reader, which (with the help of a 16G card) ups the capacity to about 17,500 eBooks. This amount of storage certainly is comfortable, but in a practical sense it seems, well, unpractical. Who needs to hold 17,500 eBooks? And exactly how much slower is the process of start-up when your current read is on an SD card? Amazon’s Kindle has “over 480,000 titles,” and “1.8 million free, pre-1923, outof-copyright titles from other websites.” The Barnes and Noble Nook has “more than a million titles available” and “more than 500,000 free eBooks available.” Overall, critics and consumers agree that the Kindle 2 surpasses the Nook. The general consensus is that the Kindle 2 is not trying to be anything but an eBook reader. On the other hand, Barnes & Noble plan to make “apps” available to the Nook users. While my personal preference would be with the Amazon Kindle 2, yours would depend on your planned usage of the device. Barnes & Noble allows users to try out the Nook before you buy it, however, that service is unavailable through Amazon. My recommendation? Ask someone who has a Kindle to test drive it, and then go check out a Nook at B&N.

The Kindle 2, bottom left, while promoted prior to the Nook, top right, has received better reviews. These illustrations diagram the different features of these two devices. (illustrations by Alison Jamerson)

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no budget because it was just this idea,” said Ewing. She explained that when she first started she had Mr. Cinderfella, it’s not a to convince guys to be in the show misspelling, it’s the beauty pageant and ask for all kinds of help to get it for the men on campus. A time when working. the guys around campus get together Now, thanks to Ewing’s hard work and show off their “beauty”. The the show falls into place easily as term “beauty” is used very lightly people volunteer to help, guys jump here. Its not as silly as it seems. The for a chance to be Mr. Cinderfella, competition for best evening and and the community looks forward to beach wear gets a bit heated at times. the event each and every year. The men face off in front of a live Of course, the pageant does not audience, answering questions and just happen by itself. It takes a lot of demonstrating talents on stage in work by the backstage crew to set the front of family and friends. scene. “It’s a student activity where we “Well, typically we will start a take about 15 of Cowley’s guys, from couple of days before the show,” across campus, and we put them said Jamison Rhoads, the technical in kind of a mock beauty pageant,” director of theater. said Scott MacLaughlin, the director “We have a standard-set that of theater and the organizer of Mr. involves some platforms, a shimmer Cinderfella. curtain, and some steps so there is a The guys will compete in three little bit of elevation in the back so categories, talent, beach wear, and Ms. Kansas and the guys can enter leisure wear. “Sometimes they and then come down onto the stage. have a legitimate talent, sometimes That does not take too long to set up; it’s funny, [and] sometimes it’s it usually takes about an afternoon. dramatic. It’s just interesting to see We will set that up on Monday before what students come up with.” said Cinderfella.” MacLaughlin. The technical side of Mr. The beachwear is open to the Cinderfella uses as much student contestants interpretation of what is participation as possible. “We use a appropriate wear for the sand and the lot of blue and reds to make it look sun. When the contestants move into kind of prom like,” said Rhoads. “We the leisure wear section of the contest, want it to be fun, but we also want it they slip into they swagger and dress to look good. With all the things we to impress. do in theater we use a lot of student MacLaughlin explained that help.” when he is looking for contestants “For this show specifically we he searches for a variety of people will have two to three students to ensure a variety of talents and come in and help set up the stage,” new faces. “We want a variety of said Rhoads. “And the night of we gentlemen across campus. Not just typically have five or six students people involved in theater or music,” backstage. A couple of students to said MacLaughlin.” run [spotlight], a student on lights, Ms. Kansas will be emcee and host a student on sound and two or three the event, introducing the contestants, students backstage in case anything the segments and keeping the show needs to be moved around..” moving. “It is one of the highlights of “It’s kind of a little bit of a being Ms. Kansas,” said Maclaughlin. mad house [backstage],” said “She emcees the event and guides MacLaughlin. “It’s like a typical the gentleman through the course of pageant. There are crew members the evening and their own beauty hustling around. We’re trying to pageant.” communicate. And the contestants The young men will be judged in are all pulling their stuff together. It’s the three categories by three judges. nervous, it’s high energy and it’s just The judges will not be announced a lot of fun.” until the theater doors close. The college and the community get The pageant was started in the year fired up for Mr. Cinderfella each and 1988, 22 years ago, by Humanities every years. Even MacLaughlin has At 7 p.m. on April 22 the Cinderfella pageant will be held in the Brown Theater. The winning Mr. high hopes for Mr. Cinderfella. Instructor Dejon Ewing. Ewing said that she started the show during a time Cinderfella will be awarded a garbage bag full of goodies and crowned with a KFC bucket. The “I just hope it can continue to grow, when campus activity was desperately pageant attracts both students and people from the surrounding community due to it’s comedic continues to be a campus activity,” said needed, and it seems to have been just nature and original subject matter. Come join us tonight! (illustration by Alison Jamerson) MacLaughlin. “I think it’s worthwhile, the thing because the show fit the bill. I think it’s a wonderful event. It Ewing went on to explain that the college Kansas come every single year.” “It just seemed real apparent that we really showcases our guys across she attended had a similar male beauty MacLaughlin explained Mr. Cinderfella needed to do something more for students. campus who normally would not have an pageant. And her brother-in-law did it at has become such a big deal that humanities It didn’t seem like there was enough opportunity to do something like this. I just Pratt College where he worked. So she took does not spend a single dollar on activities,” said Ewing. “There is so much hope we can continue the tradition.” these ideas and pulled them into what has advertising. People just know it is going to more going on now. Mrs. Cervantes has become Mr. Cinderfella. “It has been loads happen so they come. And guys all across her Creative Claws and Open Mic Night TIME: 7 p.m. of fun,” said Ewing. “And we have had Ms. campus jump for a chance to be in the and thing like that. The Talent Show and all DATE: April 22 Kansas come every single year since the show. sorts of things are going on. But we didn’t LOCATION: Brown Center Theatre beginning. We have had the reigning Ms. “When we first started I had absolutely have all that back then.”

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Called back from retirement Fisher takes up arms again for world peace

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he Splinter Cell games by Ubisoft Montreal have had a long history being instant favorites. The series has always had top notch game play and a sprawling story line. Splinter Cell: Conviction, the next installment in the series, does not stop this tradition of greatness. Even though Splinter Cell continues the tradition of greatness that does not mean it is the same as the other Splinter Cell games. This game picks up after the protagonist Sam Fisher retires from Third Echelon, a government agency. Many years in his retirement, a terrorist group arises that is thought to have killed Fisher’s daughter years earlier. And it turns out that this terrorist group is planning an attack on Washington, D.C. Called back into action, Fisher must take up arms again. The game play takes a different turn from the previous Splinter Cells. In the previous

titles players were to elude enemies rather than confront or attack. In Conviction, the players take on the role of hunter. Fisher will hunt down enemies that oppose him, not avoid them. In Conviction, speed has a lot to do with stealth. Depending on how efficiently the player moves and where they move to close in on an enemy they will be more effective on sneaking up on their prey. Its all about strategy. Knowing when to move and when to hide. Something new Ubisoft added to Conviction was the ability to Mark & Execute. Which is where the player can mark an enemy, or a group of enemies, then perform an attack that will kill them. Some Splinter Cell veterans worried that this new system would make the game too easy. On the contrary, it adds to the quick paced feel of the game and does not make it easier by any stretch. To perform a Mark & Execute the player must first perform a stealth kill. Only after performing a stealth kill can one do the Mark & Execute function.

Another thing to be aware of is that the Mark & Execute is not always a stealth kill. Sometimes one can risk exposing the character by performing a Mark & Execute, which can have devastating consequences. Players have access to a myriad of different weapons, each with different attributes. The weaker weapons are able to mark more opponents for more Mark & Execute kills. While the stronger weapons are better in normal combat but will not be able to mark as many opponents for the Mark & Execute function. Over all, Splinter Cell: Conviction is a great game that will not disappoint fans of the Splinter Cell series. The entertainment web site IGN.com gave the game an excellent rating of 9.3 out of 10. I agree with IGN.

One thing that everyone has to do but shudders to think about when it comes time to graduate from college is finding a job. Part of what goes into finding a job is putting yourself out there for prospective employers and the most productive way of going about that is writing a cumbersome Resume! Many high school now require seniors to put together a portfolio before graduation so teachers can send students out into the world while wiping their foreheads saying, “Whew, well we did all we could to prepare them for life.” But is simply teaching a general resume outline the best way to get an employer’s attention? Most likely not. Certified professional resume writer and career counselor, Tom Dezell, has written a book entitled Networking for the Novice, Nervous or Naive Job Seeker. Yes, I know that it sounds

like edge-of-your-seat-excitement but May and graduation are just around the corner and some students will be flipping out wondering what the hay they’re going to do about finding a job unless they plan on living with mummy and daddy for a couple more years. As a preview to what his new title is all about he lays out 5 thoughts on resume writing. Cover letters, should they stay or should they go? “Though sometimes they’re not read they’re still expected when you’re doing an attachment. [And] always close it by requesting an interview” and leaving contact information! “When posting your résumé on employment sites, remember that “key words” are the currency to getting your résumé in front of a hiring manager. An employer posting a job online can expect up to several hundred résumés in response, explains Dezell. “To reduce this list to a manageable number, most will use software

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allowing them to enter various keywords regarding the jobs requirements and skills to narrow the list down to a manageable number. This will happen before any human eyes review the document.” What certain keywords would you insert, for instance, if you were looking for a position teaching Social Studies? “You want words like: Social Studies, instructor and what level of degree should be spelled out B.A. or B.S. degree. A good tip is to put your degree in the cover letter. You’ll pick up the words in the advertisement.” A resume is essentially you trying to sell yourself to an owner. You’re a puppy looking for a home. What’s the best way to sell you to a good home? “As a marketing document, a résumés effectiveness increases when better targeted toward the needs of individual employers. Rather than blast one-size-fitsall résumés all over the place, research potential companies in your area that may have a need for someone with your skills and abilities. The more you can learn about what the company does and the challenges they face, the better you can focus your résumé to showcase your talents in these areas. Similarly, find out as much as you can about a particular hiring manager’s needs, then focus your résumé accordingly.” How else can you display your skills to an employer in a business-like way? “Make sure your résumé doesn’t just describe what you did, but tells a reader how well you did it. Most résumés just regurgitate job descriptions. Outlining skills and achievements will generate more interest, especially if past successes solved problems a potential employer faces today.” Use the SARI technique. Document achievements by showing the Situation,

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Action taken, Results produced, and make it Interesting for the reader. The theory behind the SARI technique is, “When you document something achieved or done in your career. What action you had to take part in that scenario and what happened because of the decision you made in that situation,” says Dezell. Other things to remember when writing a resume include, “Everybody will be applying for the big job boards. Find ways to lookup private small schools to get a foot in the door. They’ll be hesitant since so many people are looking for jobs.” So when sitting down and writing out that resume that may effect the subsequent steps in your life take a closer look Dezell’s new book. It will show the correct and most productive way to write what’s important and what isn’t enhancing your chances of getting a job.

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Using the new skills in game such as Mark & Execute Fisher is able to distinguish friend from foe while executing mission objectives. Ubisoft Montreal has changed the way to confront enemies by having the player take the role of a hunter rather than eluding the enemy. (photo courtesy of IGN)

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Samantha Troyer Phuong Huynh Brandon May Jessica Dyer Megan Mason John Kuffler

Phuong Huynh, Aubrey Lyman, Gregory Anderson, Rebecca Johnson Callie Barnett, Jamie Blackim, Erin Burroughs, Allie Crow, Mitch Hoover, Clinton Neal, Dayton Rodri gues, Dange’ Sanders, Jory Custar, Titus Massey, Ashley Spencer, Will McKown, Chelsi Smades, Mary Jane Rob erts, Alicia Rayl, Robin Ray, Allison Nittler, Cassidy Jor dan, Samantha Thieme, Judy Marks, Jaclyn Balzer, Kale Hamm

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Katie Gillmore, Cassidy Jordan, Tyler Hancock, Justin Kirchoff, Jeffrey Wejman, Jamie Blackim, Judy Marks, Jes sica Dyer, Mitch Hover

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Samatha Thieme, Jeffrey Wejman, Allison Nittler, Mitch Hoover

Cowley Tutors: Derek Burroughs Award: ACES: Act One Drama Club: Art and Design Club: Chess Club: College Republicans: Creative Claws: Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Film Club: Instrumental Music: Kansas National Educators Association: Math & Science Club: Media Club: Multicultural Scholars Program: Peers Advocating Wellness for Students: Phi Beta Lambda: Phi Theta Kappa: Phi Theta Kappa (Mulvane): Skills USA: Students Honoring All Different Ethnicities: Vocal Music: Sept. 2009: Allison Nittler Oct. 2009: Ashley Spencer Nov. 2009: Phuong Huynh Dec. 2009: Robin Ray

Christine Logan Shane Parsons Kiley Andes Clinton Haas, Mitch Hoover Janet Hamilton, Landon Schmidt Sara Montgomery Richard Gould Joanna Carson, Jessica Dyer Jamie Blackim Mitchell Wright Jeremiah Johnson, Mitchell Wright Wrylie Finkle Robin Ray Carly Budd, Chris Bales, Richard Gould Viridiana Sanchez, Falisha Scott Katie Gillmore, Jamie Blackim Phuong Huynh, Janessa Gould Robin Ray, Phuong Huynh, Sarah Montgomery Rebecca Johnson, Irona Cliver Brandon Mary Phuong Huynh Jessica Latham

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here are few chances where people are honored for the hard work and dedication they have shown. Once a year the Honors and Awards Banquet is held during the spring. The purpose of this banquet is to honor those who not only do well academically but, go above and beyond in clubs and organizations. It is not easy to become a nominee to receive this honor, to become a nominee you have to be recognized by a college instructor. Simple as that may seem there it’s a little ~ more complicated and harder then just that. While maintaining a high GPA is important, you also need to be active in a school organization or club. The most common values looked into while being in the club is running for an office. Once that is achieved, attending meetings regularly, while planning or attending fund-raisers or projects at least helps to get noticed. One of the students this year wrote an essay for a grant. That essay was awarded $1,000 toward a reading project for an elementary school. While Jessica Latham took on the responsibilities of a Work Study and is in charge of all the organizational duties for the vocal music department. Not all teachers are willing to give the reasoning behind why they chose the nominee they did but some shared it

1.) Make sure you have everything in line for your 4-year school and see you Advisor so your classes are set for the degree you’re working towards. 2.) Have a goal in mind as far as education goes. When you want to have it completed by and what career you’re interested in. 3.) Consider doing job shadowing or internship this summer. 4.) Look at future job statistics such as demand and pay. 5.) Enjoy college and know that academics come first!

joyfully. Executive Director of Enrollment and Outreach Services, Benjamin Schears chose Phuong Huynh for SHADE. He said “I selected her because she is diligent, hard working, and loves to be involved on campus.” Instructor Nancy Ayers ending up choosing two nominees. She said “I selected two officers from the Mulvane group, Rebecca Johnson, Executive Vice President and Irona Cliver, Vice President of Leadership, to honor them for all of their hard work and dedication to our chapter. They both have planned and/or participated in almost every project or activity that we have organized Nancy Ayers over the past year. Both Rebecca and Irona have attended all of the chapter meetings as well as officer meetings and have attended almost every Phi Theta Kappa conference. They were also instrumental in writing our Hallmark Award entries, which is a huge undertaking. I never had to remind them of their obligations to the chapter. In fact, they were the ones that kept me on my toes. They were both very welcoming to new members and made everyone feel comfortable in the group. It has been great to work with them and I’ll miss their leadership next year. While this banquet is for the students and all the accomplishments that they have done while here at Cowley College. This entire program wouldn’t be possible without the support and time put into it by the faculty and staff.

I’ll miss their leadership next year.

Jan. 2010: Jamie Blackim Feb. 2010: Christine Logan March 2010: Aaron Brooks April 2010: B.J. Misialek

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Getting a foot in the door narrowing down your job search BY PETER ONELIO Staff writer

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World Travelers International students welcome

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Purity Cheruiyot

Nairobi Rift Valley, Kenya

Where do you see yourself in ten years? I want to be working at my good career. What is your major? Pre-Nursing Who is your role model?

We have longer days, one book that we keep all year, no study guides, and no multiple choice. It is more of a boarding school.

Working and married with two children.

Kenya means “White Mountain”

Yes. I have been to many places for track. But New York is my favorite because it is busy like Jamaica.

Marvia Lewin Clarendon, Jamaica

My coaches. They motivate me to do my best and improve as an athlete and student.

Snakes are highly scarce since they imported Mongooses to kill off rats, who also killed the snakes. No food means no life.

What are your activities on campus? I run cross country, distance in track and field, and Students Honoring All Diverse Ethnicities.

What do you do on your free time?

Favorite American food/favorite food from back home?

I am 21 years old and I am a sophomore. What made you decide to become an international student? I wanted to experience a different social scene than what I was used to and I wanted to better my education.

There are more than 65 national parks and wildlife preserves. What is your favorite thing about Cowley so far? The social life. People are very friendly here and my classes are good. What is your least favorite thing about Cowley? Some people look at me weird, sometimes in a rude way, as if I don’t belong here. Also as an International, the transportation is difficult. For example, if we have a weekend off from track meets and I want to go to Wichita, it is hard.

The capital, Nairobi has an array of accommodations, including restaurants that serve everything from monkey to antelope. What is your favorite class here? I like Microbiology and math because it is interesting and challenging.

What is your favorite American food and favorite Jamaican food? I love Chinese food and Chipotle. At home I like Ackee and Salt fish which is a huge seafood dish, rice, peas, chicken, and pork.

The most popular sports are cricket, track and field, box, soccer, volleyball, rugby, tennis, and field hockey.

How old are you and what year are you in school?

Have you traveled anywhere else besides the US?

Well when I have free time I listen to Reggae music on my computer, and just hangout in my room. If I have the opportunity I enjoy going out with friends.

I love Chinese and Chipotle. At home I enjoy ugaui, kale, and milk. Which is basically a think porridge or oatmeal.

Who is your role model? My mother. She is such a great person and she pushes me to do my best in everything I do.

Describe Kenya in three words. Agricultural, Multicultural [because there are many different tribes], and Middle Class. [There is no one very poor or very rich. Most of the people are middle class] What was the biggest change you experienced when coming here?

How old are you and what is your year in school?

What was the biggest change you experienced when coming here?

I am 21 years old and I am a sophomore.

Getting to know people and making friends.

What made you decide to become an international student?

Being away from my parents because I miss them. Also the weather; I do not like snow. Being independent for the first time was a challenge.

To provide great opportunities for myself in the future.

What language do you speak?

It is the largest English speaking nation in the Caribbean.

I speak three languages. Kalenjin, Kiswahili and a British English.

What is your favorite thing about Cowley so far?

How does your family feel about you being in America and bettering your life?

The track program. And the people are so nice.

They are very happy for me and very proud. They love to hear how my classes are going and how track is going. They are glad I am here.

What is your major? Liberal Arts, maybe Education at least for now.

There are only two seasons: wet and dry.

$60 is Jamaican is worth $1 in American

How has being here changed your life?

What is your favorite class?

It has taught me many things. One to live and adapt to a different atmosphere and a different kind of life.

I have many. I enjoy Psychology, Composition, Music, and Speech. I love all my instructors.

How does education differ?

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

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Describe Jamaica in three words. Beautiful, Talented and Friendly. How has being here changed your life? It has taught me to move around more and experience new things. The opportunities are wonderful.

The average temperature is 84 degrees. What language do you speak? I speak Patois, which is Broken English. Instead of saying “I’m here” It would be “I’m ere.” What activities are you involved in? I run distance in track and field, cross country, and am in SHADE. Explain a typical day in Jamaica. On Saturday, for example, my mom and friends would go shopping or I would go out to eat with family.

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CC Singers and Jazz Band performing a combination of Jazz Samba and Disney music BY IAN WHITLEY Campus editor

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n April 27 at 7 p.m. the Jazz Band and CC Singers will present a concert in the Brown Center Theatre. The duo will be putting on a show for Cowley and the surrounding community. The concert will consist of songs performed by the Jazz Band and CC Singers combined. This is a joint endeavor that has been done in years past. “There is no theme per se,” said Jazz Band Advisor and Music Instructor Josh Fleig. “However, I have been calling it the ‘Year of the Samba,’ because both the Jazz Band and Jazz Combo have invested a lot of time in this genre of music. “The modern Jazz Samba is based on traditional Brazilian rhythms and forms, and we have had a lot of fun exploring this type of music. Of course, the Jazz Band will also Swing quite a bit, and as always improvisation will be one of the foundational elements of our performance.” The Jazz Combo Fleig referred to is the small branch of the Jazz Band consisting of students and faculty. The Jazz Combo has been ‘on tour’ travelling to area schools to perform. “I feel the students are playing better than ever,” Fleig said. “This is about the time when things really start clicking.” The CC Singers recently performed

in Tulsa, Okla.. and have long been a respected collegiate musical group in the area. “As always, they were outstanding. This was clearly evident by the sustained standing ovation that they received from the more than 350 people in attendance. Cowley College is fortunate to have such talented students and teachers that serve as great ambassadors for our school,” said Vice President of Research and Technology, Charles McKown. The theme is Disney. In the fall, the group performed half the Disney show, but at this concert they will be performing the full repertoire. “I am excited to show the new section that has been added to it,” said Connie Donatelli, the director of CC Singers and vocal instructor. “I’m really excited to show our work to the people of the college and Ark City,” said sophomore, Mitch Hoover, CC Singers member. “We’ve put a lot of effort into it and it’s good to finally have an output for all of our hard work.” Fleig said he see this as a culmination of the hard work both groups have put into this final talent showcase. “I anticipate great things for this concert” he said. “We have the most complete instrumentation than any Jazz Band I’ve had in my four years here at Cowley, and a few students in particular are really beginning to come into their own in terms of improvisation.”

The Jazz Band has been working hard all year long, and Fleig said he is looking forward to what the Jazz Band can do. “This has been a good year, and I think the Spring concert will reflect that. As I look back at where we started back in August,” said Fleig. “I can certainly say we have all come a long way. I have most definitely learned a lot, and I hope my students have as well.”

Donatelli and Fleig have earned a reputation for putting on ‘really good show’ and the spring concert will reflect the commitment to excellence the duo give to their programs and ask of their students. “Music is a gift” Fleig said. “It is a daily honor for me that I have the opportunity to make music and work with people, all for the purpose of creating a meaningful experience for the audience.”

CC Singers Bryce Sund (freshman) and Tim Wilson (freshman) sing Disney songs on Fine Arts Day in March. On April 27, the CC Singers and the Jazz Band will be presenting together in the Brown Center Theatre. The CC Singers will be showcasing more of the Disney music they have practiced since January and the Jazz Band will be performing mostly samba style music. (file photo)

Departments come together for exhibition and concert BY ERIC SMITH Scene editor Creative Claws, communication, and photography students are putting together a joint exhibition on May 6 at the Brown Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. That will be followed by a concert by the Temporal Mechanics Union on May 13 that will be incorporating poetry and photography

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from various students. “This semester is a double feature. We are doing a conglomeration with creative claws and photography,” said Wayne Farley, sophomore, a member of TMU. Meg Smith, Marlys Cervantes, Adam Borth, and Ryan Doom have all worked together for a joint exhibition. “I am a huge fan of cross curriculum projects. I love to work with other programs and instructors to demonstrate how everything connects, said Smith, the director of journalism. The communications department will be showing videos projects on television screens, the photography students will be showing off their photos, and the creative writing students will be sharing their stories and poems. A lot of the work will be shown through student portfolios. Altogether, the works will be presented in the Brown Center on May 6 at 6 p.m. to showcase the student’s talents. Originally, this event was going to coincide with a concert by TMU but the concert was moved back to May 13. It will

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be held in the Brown Center at 7:30. It will be the second major performance since they released their first CD titled “All Hands”. TMU is famous for their unique use of instruments. For the past couple of performances they have been using a 31edo (equal division octave) instrument. The unique instrument is essentially a piano with more keys that can hit more notes. A regular piano usually only has 12 octaves. “A group we have made contact with, a group in Sweden I believe, is good [with 31edo]. We have used tricks for tuning from them,” said Farley. TMU will be performing a set list of songs that were originally written by them. One of the songs includes “An interpretation of Morse Code into Musical Time and measure”. Additionally, they will be incorporating poems and photography. It has not been revealed how they will be incorporating all of it together, but they will probably be showing photography on the big screen on stage and possibly having the writers of the poems read them live. “We are happy that TMU always supports the other arts,” said Cervantes.

Members of TMU participate in a lost tourist skit for the Creative Claws Comedy Night, April 15. Freshmen Justin LaVoie and Barbara Ramsey helped provide the sound effects and chants while art instructor, Mark and wife, Dianne Flickinger tried to find their way out of Ark City. (photo by Carly Budd)


Performing a night of music Band and choir entertain BY RICHARD GOULD Editor-in-Chief

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s freshmen start to enroll for next year and sophomores start to get “senior-itis” that can only mean that spring semester is coming to an end. Finals are just weeks away but for some classes the semester is just starting. Concert Band and choir have been working since January to demonstrate with skills for the spring concert. The concert band will be performing multiple pieces from a wide range of genres. Director of Instrumental music Josh Fleig picks out a variety of music for his band. “Every concert we try to pick out music that will challenge the students and kind of represent a pretty wide spectrum.” Fleig’s library boasts a vast music assortment. “Well, in four years I have not repeated a song yet,” said Fleig. “I am always looking for new stuff.” Fleig’s penchant for “new stuff” means new challenges for the concert band. “The piece I like the most this semester is going to be our second number this concert. It is called Iberian escapades,” said Fleig. “It kind of has it all. It is inspired by Mediterranean architecture [in Boca Raton, Fla]. “ Like most fast tempo songs it is easy to play but the addition of different tempos brings out what the song has to offer. “It has a fast section a slow section and another fast section,” said Fleig.

The slow section in the middle is kind of nice. It features Dan Byers [sophomore] our first chair alto saxophone player. Variety is always the spice of life and concert band is just that. “I just go for variety I go for music that will challenge the students,” said Fleig. “Hopefully [it will be] something that our audience will enjoy.” The concert choir is performing their own show the same night but the inspiration comes from a whole other part of the world. The choir will be performing a medley of different operas. “We are doing a really awesome program that we have never done before,” said Director of Vocal Music Connie Donatelli. “We are doing all music from opera choruses.” The concert will include different pieces from different languages but will also showcase two soloists. According to Donatelli the choir will not only perform opera choruses but will also feature two soloist that will perform in one piece. “The soprano soloist will be Lindsay Ramirez who is a graduate of Cowley College.” The other soloist is a tenor by the name of Brian Stranghoner who is the vocal director at Douglass High School. Donatelli explained that sophomores Mitch Wright and Jessica Latham, along with Freshman Brice Sung will be performing opera arias for the concert. “I am singing che saro senza euridice,” said

Latham. “My favorite part is at the end of the first part where it is dramatic and then it resovles to a more peaceful aria.” The Merriam Dictionary web site states that an aria is an accompanied elaborate melody sung (as in an opera) by a single voice. “All the girls in the choir will be doing a number from an opera and the men will also do one by themselves,” said Donatelli. Cowley’s musical talents will be on display with works from around the world. Student have worked on these numbers since the beginning of spring semester and promise to put on a good show. The concert will start at 7 p.m. in the Robert Brown Theatre on May 4. There is no cost to attend the concert.

The end of the spring semester means many things for many people. For some it means graduation and transfer for others it is the beginning of summer break but all students are invited to the End of the Year Bash hosted by SGA now known as CCSS or Cowley College Student Senate. Whispers of the event even have the sponsors excited. “It’ll be fun I think,” said Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs and CCSS sponsor. “They seem very excited about planning this event. There were some technical things they needed to look into but it’s all apart of the learning process. As for the CCSS members planning has been

going smoothly. “[CCSS] is still planning, but as far as I can see, there are going to be some awesome events available to the students,” said CCSS treasurer, Chris Bales, sophomore. The activities start on May 3 at the Improv show and will end May 6 with a dance at the McAtee diner from 9p.m.11p.m., as for the theme of the End of the Year Bash. “The theme this year is survivor, it’s mainly for the graduates ‘you survived Cowley thanks for coming’ sort of deal. Plus it allowed us to add competitions into the event,” said CCSS president, Erin Griffiths, sophomore. There is still much planning to be done but getting the information out there for students is already planned. “We’re going to be

The End of the Year Bash Schedule: Monday May 3

Tuesday May 3

Wednesday May 3

Thursday May 3

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-Pass the Tiger Relay

-Scavenger Hunt

-Water Fun -Dance

Note: Specific times and locations will be available at a later date.

Behind The Scenes Jessica Coldwell

What is your major?

I am undecided right now but I am looking towards an English major. Where are you from? I am from Derby.   When did you first start writing? It’s been one of those constant things but the first story I remember writing was in third grade.   How would you describe your style of writing? I really can’t find a specific word for it. I read a lot of horror stories like Stephen King so along the lines of scary or dark.   Who are some of your favorite writers?

The Cowley College choir and band will be performing 7 p.m. May 4. (Illustration by Alison Jamerson)

Senate hosting relaxing activities before the final week stretch BY ANNE SANCHEZ Staff writer

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handing out fliers and setting them out on tables in the café.” The possibility of posting times and locations on the Cowley web site is also being considered. The end of the year bash will be held during finals week. “Basically we will be having competitions throughout the week and then Thursday during the day we will have numerous activities going on campus,” said CCSS secretary, Shaelynn French, sophomore. Everyone on the CCSS planning team seems to be enjoying the planning and hopes that all will turn out well. “I think everyone will really like it,” said CCSS vice president, Devon Tracy, sophomore. “Right now planning is running very smoothly. There is still much planning needing to be done but CCSS wants all students to know that there will be loads of prizes and special surprises during these events. If there are any questions about the End of the Year Bash fliers will be placed around campus or just visit the CCSS offices in the Jungle.

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Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King and J.K. Rowling Where do you get a lot of your inspiration? Definitely my surroundings, movies, pop culture, other writers and events   What do you do in your spare time? Homework, relax, watch movies, hang out with friends. I try to go outside a lot when it’s nice out. I try to keep up with my art; I like to paint and draw.   Favorite TV show and movie? My favorite TV show is Supernatural. The movie that I could watch eight times in a row and not get sick of is Beetlejuice.   What is your favorite part about Cowley? I like the homeyness. It’s really personal; you’ve seen everyone’s face at least once. You still get a bigger school education without the loneliness of a big university.   What is your favorite class at Cowley so far? I really liked my Intro to Literature class I had my first semester. I’m really enjoying my Cultural Anthropology class right now.

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APRIL 22, 2010

Outstanding Student BY CHRISTOPHER BALES Online editor

Going above and beyond the call of the traditional student has become a standard occurrence for sophomore Phuong Huynh. She was recently recognized for her achievements at the college as the school’s Outstanding Student during the annual banquet held in the. Wright Room on the evening of April 8. According to a Cowley College web site press release, “Huynh, who was born and raised in Vietnam, has excelled as a student at Cowley College. She impressed so many faculty and students with her hard work that she was previously named the school’s November, 2009 Student of the Month. The accounting major is the daughter of Phuong Huynh and Mung Vo. She came to the United States for the first time in 2008 as a foreign exchange student, and attended Wichita West High School during her senior year. At Wichita West, she received the Kansas Governor’s Scholar Award and was on the honor roll. She is actively involved in Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, the Math and Science

Club, ACES, and is president of the SHADE (Students Honoring All Different Ethnicities) organization. After Cowley, she said she plans to transfer to a four-year school [University of Northern Iowa] and obtain a Master’s degree, double majoring in both mathematics and accounting. She said her goal is to earn the highest degree possible and to learn several foreign languages so she can do accounting work in different countries.” The contributing factors in Huynh selecting Cowley College were two individuals that really made the college stick out above the rest, she

Wichita and Arkansas City, her host mother became lost and was not able to meet Huynh on time. McDonald and Shears stayed behind with Huynh until her host mother arrived to pick her up at 10:30 p.m. During that time, the trio hung out and discussed Huynh’s future plans and McDonald and Schears helped her fill out the appropriate paperwork to attend Cowley the following year. “I didn’t want to leave a student who was already over a thousand miles away from home alone,” said Schears. Huynh said, this single act of kindness really showed her the familylike atmosphere at Cowley and that the staff cared for their students, prospective or not. In the time Huynh has attended Cowley, - Ben Schears she has made a large impact by pushing forward many projects said. she said she thought would Former Admissions better the campus. Perhaps Representative, Shayla the most recognizable and McDonald and Executive distinguished initiative Huynh Director of Enrollment and has established would be the Outreach Services, Ben Schears, campus recycling program. made a large impact on Huynh “She is a very driven student during a campus visit her and she is great role model for senior year at Wichita West. other students, international Huynh had scheduled the visit and regular alike,” said and was to be dropped off by Schears. her pastor and then picked up Huynh worked with PTK by her host mother at the end and PBL, bringing the two of the day. In transit between organizations together, in a

cooperative effort to begin the campus wide recycling program. Huynh said that Schears was one of the main collaborators in the project in that he helped make the connections to push the initiative through. Schears however said that the project “was all her” and that he had merely provided

The City of Arkansas City set out in search of those students who exemplify the positive aspects of the local community. One student was selected from the middle school, high school, and the college. Sophomore, Phuong Huynh (left), was named the Arkansas City Outstanding Student for the college level. Besides Huynh, sophomores Charles Fall and Aaron Brooks were also nominated. (photo by Christopher Bales)

She is a very driven student and she is great role model for other students, international and regular alike.

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“recommendations for steps to make the project a reality.” According to Schears, “She has really tried to embrace the American culture. She listens to how people speak and then tries to emulate that in

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Life: Through Words and Lens will be Thursday, May 6 from 6-7:30pm in the Wright Room Come see the semester’s works of the creative writing, photography and communications classes.

the sooner you cookies! The last will be Friday The cookies bundles at a

The Temporal Mechanics Union concert has been rescheduled. Originally set for Thursday May 6, 7:30 PM, the correct time and date is Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 PM in the Robert Brown Theatre.

On April 22, PAWS is sponsoring a Quit day for Tobacco

Phi Beta Lambda had six students qualify to attend the National Leadership Conference this summer in Nashville, Tenn. In an effort to raise funds to cover some of the travel costs, they will be selling homemade chocolate chip cookies! If you would like to purchase some of these delicious cookies, please email your name by April 30. Cookies will be delivered as the orders come in, so the sooner you order,

will get your delivery date May seventh. come in two dozen cost of $4.

Cowley College will be holding a Wing Street Night to raise money for Relay of Life at the Arkansas City Pizza Hut from 5-10 p.m. Cowley College is offering Motorcycle Safety training classes for beginning and experienced riders. Along with the Basic and Experienced RiderCourses, four additional RiderCourses will be offered. The Basic RiderCourse, which will take place over two and half days, is designed

to teach the participant how to operate a motorcycle safely, with emphasis on special skills and mental attitude necessary for dealing with traffic. Upon completion of the course, the student will exhibit knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits for the safe operation of a motorcycle. The course will qualify graduates for a motorcycle certificate of completion in Kansas, and also insurance premium discounts with many motorcycle insurers. A motorcycle and helmet will be provided. To enroll for this one-hour college credit course, contact an admissions representative at 620-441-5594. The registration deadline for April’s course is April 9. Classes will also be offered in May, June and July. For more information visit www.cowley.edu/bikers. Registration ends one week prior to the start of the first class for the month for the Basic RiderCourse as the State of Kansas must process the participants driver’s license

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order to improve her English. She is a very composite contribution to the campus.” Cowley College President, Patrick McAtee, said he was glad to see Huynh honored for her outstanding effort at the school. “We are very proud of her, she is a very deserving student,” McAtee said. “She is always pleasant on campus and always has a smile.”

information before taking the course. The Experienced RiderCourse is a one day course, where participants can hone their skills and fine-tune the mental skills needed for survival in traffic. Using your own motorcycle and helmet, participants will put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving. Completion of the course qualifies for premium discounts with many motorcycle insurance providers. The course will be offered May 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional Rider Courses, which includes Straight Riding, Seasoned Rider, Group Riding, and Intersections, will be held in May and August. The courses in May will take place May 30, with the first session running from 8 a.m. to noon and the second session going from 1-5 p.m.


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Right hand Galle Johnson, left foot Ireland Hall... It’s time for the second annual Cowley Press photo scavenger hunt. We have provided the pictures, now you do the work. The locations are listed below and the pictures to the right, stop by the journalism room in KTB 104 before April 27 to pick up entry forms. The deadline for contest submissions is April 30 by 3 p.m. The person who identifies the most correct locations will win (2) tickets to the show of their choice at The Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita. Other entrants’ names will be entered into a drawing for Cowley gear.

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Performing a night of music Band and choir entertain BY RICHARD GOULD Editor-in-Chief

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s freshmen start to enroll for next year and sophomores start to get “senior-itis” that can only mean that spring semester is coming to an end. Finals are just weeks away but for some classes the semester is just starting. Concert Band and choir have been working since January to demonstrate with skills for the spring concert. The concert band will be performing multiple pieces from a wide range of genres. Director of Instrumental music Josh Fleig picks out a variety of music for his band. “Every concert we try to pick out music that will challenge the students and kind of represent a pretty wide spectrum.” Fleig’s library boasts a vast music assortment. “Well, in four years I have not repeated a song yet,” said Fleig. “I am always looking for new stuff.” Fleig’s penchant for “new stuff” means new challenges for the concert band. “The piece I like the most this semester is going to be our second number this concert. It is called Iberian escapades,” said Fleig. “It kind of has it all. It is inspired by Mediterranean architecture [in Boca Raton, Fla]. “ Like most fast tempo songs it is easy to play but the addition of different tempos brings out what the song has to offer. “It has a fast section a slow section and another fast section,” said Fleig.

The slow section in the middle is kind of nice. It features Dan Byers [sophomore] our first chair alto saxophone player. Variety is always the spice of life and concert band is just that. “I just go for variety I go for music that will challenge the students,” said Fleig. “Hopefully [it will be] something that our audience will enjoy.” The concert choir is performing their own show the same night but the inspiration comes from a whole other part of the world. The choir will be performing a medley of different operas. “We are doing a really awesome program that we have never done before,” said Director of Vocal Music Connie Donatelli. “We are doing all music from opera choruses.” The concert will include different pieces from different languages but will also showcase two soloists. According to Donatelli the choir will not only perform opera choruses but will also feature two soloist that will perform in one piece. “The soprano soloist will be Lindsay Ramirez who is a graduate of Cowley College.” The other soloist is a tenor by the name of Brian Stranghoner who is the vocal director at Douglass High School. Donatelli explained that sophomores Mitch Wright and Jessica Latham, along with Freshman Brice Sung will be performing opera arias for the concert. “I am singing che saro senza euridice,” said

Latham. “My favorite part is at the end of the first part where it is dramatic and then it resovles to a more peaceful aria.” The Merriam Dictionary web site states that an aria is an accompanied elaborate melody sung (as in an opera) by a single voice. “All the girls in the choir will be doing a number from an opera and the men will also do one by themselves,” said Donatelli. Cowley’s musical talents will be on display with works from around the world. Student have worked on these numbers since the beginning of spring semester and promise to put on a good show. The concert will start at 7 p.m. in the Robert Brown Theatre on May 4. There is no cost to attend the concert.

The end of the spring semester means many things for many people. For some it means graduation and transfer for others it is the beginning of summer break but all students are invited to the End of the Year Bash hosted by SGA now known as CCSS or Cowley College Student Senate. Whispers of the event even have the sponsors excited. “It’ll be fun I think,” said Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs and CCSS sponsor. “They seem very excited about planning this event. There were some technical things they needed to look into but it’s all apart of the learning process. As for the CCSS members planning has been

going smoothly. “[CCSS] is still planning, but as far as I can see, there are going to be some awesome events available to the students,” said CCSS treasurer, Chris Bales, sophomore. The activities start on May 3 at the Improv show and will end May 6 with a dance at the McAtee diner from 9p.m.11p.m., as for the theme of the End of the Year Bash. “The theme this year is survivor, it’s mainly for the graduates ‘you survived Cowley thanks for coming’ sort of deal. Plus it allowed us to add competitions into the event,” said CCSS president, Erin Griffiths, sophomore. There is still much planning to be done but getting the information out there for students is already planned. “We’re going to be

The End of the Year Bash Schedule: Monday May 3

Tuesday May 3

Wednesday May 3

Thursday May 3

-Improv

-Pass the Tiger Relay

-Scavenger Hunt

-Water Fun -Dance

Note: Specific times and locations will be available at a later date.

Behind The Scenes Jessica Coldwell

What is your major?

I am undecided right now but I am looking towards an English major. Where are you from? I am from Derby.   When did you first start writing? It’s been one of those constant things but the first story I remember writing was in third grade.   How would you describe your style of writing? I really can’t find a specific word for it. I read a lot of horror stories like Stephen King so along the lines of scary or dark.   Who are some of your favorite writers?

The Cowley College choir and band will be performing 7 p.m. May 4. (Illustration by Alison Jamerson)

Senate hosting relaxing activities before the final week stretch BY ANNE SANCHEZ Staff writer

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handing out fliers and setting them out on tables in the café.” The possibility of posting times and locations on the Cowley web site is also being considered. The end of the year bash will be held during finals week. “Basically we will be having competitions throughout the week and then Thursday during the day we will have numerous activities going on campus,” said CCSS secretary, Shaelynn French, sophomore. Everyone on the CCSS planning team seems to be enjoying the planning and hopes that all will turn out well. “I think everyone will really like it,” said CCSS vice president, Devon Tracy, sophomore. “Right now planning is running very smoothly. There is still much planning needing to be done but CCSS wants all students to know that there will be loads of prizes and special surprises during these events. If there are any questions about the End of the Year Bash fliers will be placed around campus or just visit the CCSS offices in the Jungle.

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Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King and J.K. Rowling Where do you get a lot of your inspiration? Definitely my surroundings, movies, pop culture, other writers and events   What do you do in your spare time? Homework, relax, watch movies, hang out with friends. I try to go outside a lot when it’s nice out. I try to keep up with my art; I like to paint and draw.   Favorite TV show and movie? My favorite TV show is Supernatural. The movie that I could watch eight times in a row and not get sick of is Beetlejuice.   What is your favorite part about Cowley? I like the homeyness. It’s really personal; you’ve seen everyone’s face at least once. You still get a bigger school education without the loneliness of a big university.   What is your favorite class at Cowley so far? I really liked my Intro to Literature class I had my first semester. I’m really enjoying my Cultural Anthropology class right now.

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APRIL 22, 2010

Outstanding Student BY CHRISTOPHER BALES Online editor

Going above and beyond the call of the traditional student has become a standard occurrence for sophomore Phuong Huynh. She was recently recognized for her achievements at the college as the school’s Outstanding Student during the annual banquet held in the. Wright Room on the evening of April 8. According to a Cowley College web site press release, “Huynh, who was born and raised in Vietnam, has excelled as a student at Cowley College. She impressed so many faculty and students with her hard work that she was previously named the school’s November, 2009 Student of the Month. The accounting major is the daughter of Phuong Huynh and Mung Vo. She came to the United States for the first time in 2008 as a foreign exchange student, and attended Wichita West High School during her senior year. At Wichita West, she received the Kansas Governor’s Scholar Award and was on the honor roll. She is actively involved in Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, the Math and Science

Club, ACES, and is president of the SHADE (Students Honoring All Different Ethnicities) organization. After Cowley, she said she plans to transfer to a four-year school [University of Northern Iowa] and obtain a Master’s degree, double majoring in both mathematics and accounting. She said her goal is to earn the highest degree possible and to learn several foreign languages so she can do accounting work in different countries.” The contributing factors in Huynh selecting Cowley College were two individuals that really made the college stick out above the rest, she

Wichita and Arkansas City, her host mother became lost and was not able to meet Huynh on time. McDonald and Shears stayed behind with Huynh until her host mother arrived to pick her up at 10:30 p.m. During that time, the trio hung out and discussed Huynh’s future plans and McDonald and Schears helped her fill out the appropriate paperwork to attend Cowley the following year. “I didn’t want to leave a student who was already over a thousand miles away from home alone,” said Schears. Huynh said, this single act of kindness really showed her the familylike atmosphere at Cowley and that the staff cared for their students, prospective or not. In the time Huynh has attended Cowley, - Ben Schears she has made a large impact by pushing forward many projects said. she said she thought would Former Admissions better the campus. Perhaps Representative, Shayla the most recognizable and McDonald and Executive distinguished initiative Huynh Director of Enrollment and has established would be the Outreach Services, Ben Schears, campus recycling program. made a large impact on Huynh “She is a very driven student during a campus visit her and she is great role model for senior year at Wichita West. other students, international Huynh had scheduled the visit and regular alike,” said and was to be dropped off by Schears. her pastor and then picked up Huynh worked with PTK by her host mother at the end and PBL, bringing the two of the day. In transit between organizations together, in a

cooperative effort to begin the campus wide recycling program. Huynh said that Schears was one of the main collaborators in the project in that he helped make the connections to push the initiative through. Schears however said that the project “was all her” and that he had merely provided

The City of Arkansas City set out in search of those students who exemplify the positive aspects of the local community. One student was selected from the middle school, high school, and the college. Sophomore, Phuong Huynh (left), was named the Arkansas City Outstanding Student for the college level. Besides Huynh, sophomores Charles Fall and Aaron Brooks were also nominated. (photo by Christopher Bales)

She is a very driven student and she is great role model for other students, international and regular alike.

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“recommendations for steps to make the project a reality.” According to Schears, “She has really tried to embrace the American culture. She listens to how people speak and then tries to emulate that in

CP News Flash

Life: Through Words and Lens will be Thursday, May 6 from 6-7:30pm in the Wright Room Come see the semester’s works of the creative writing, photography and communications classes.

the sooner you cookies! The last will be Friday The cookies bundles at a

The Temporal Mechanics Union concert has been rescheduled. Originally set for Thursday May 6, 7:30 PM, the correct time and date is Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 PM in the Robert Brown Theatre.

On April 22, PAWS is sponsoring a Quit day for Tobacco

Phi Beta Lambda had six students qualify to attend the National Leadership Conference this summer in Nashville, Tenn. In an effort to raise funds to cover some of the travel costs, they will be selling homemade chocolate chip cookies! If you would like to purchase some of these delicious cookies, please email your name by April 30. Cookies will be delivered as the orders come in, so the sooner you order,

will get your delivery date May seventh. come in two dozen cost of $4.

Cowley College will be holding a Wing Street Night to raise money for Relay of Life at the Arkansas City Pizza Hut from 5-10 p.m. Cowley College is offering Motorcycle Safety training classes for beginning and experienced riders. Along with the Basic and Experienced RiderCourses, four additional RiderCourses will be offered. The Basic RiderCourse, which will take place over two and half days, is designed

to teach the participant how to operate a motorcycle safely, with emphasis on special skills and mental attitude necessary for dealing with traffic. Upon completion of the course, the student will exhibit knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits for the safe operation of a motorcycle. The course will qualify graduates for a motorcycle certificate of completion in Kansas, and also insurance premium discounts with many motorcycle insurers. A motorcycle and helmet will be provided. To enroll for this one-hour college credit course, contact an admissions representative at 620-441-5594. The registration deadline for April’s course is April 9. Classes will also be offered in May, June and July. For more information visit www.cowley.edu/bikers. Registration ends one week prior to the start of the first class for the month for the Basic RiderCourse as the State of Kansas must process the participants driver’s license

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order to improve her English. She is a very composite contribution to the campus.” Cowley College President, Patrick McAtee, said he was glad to see Huynh honored for her outstanding effort at the school. “We are very proud of her, she is a very deserving student,” McAtee said. “She is always pleasant on campus and always has a smile.”

information before taking the course. The Experienced RiderCourse is a one day course, where participants can hone their skills and fine-tune the mental skills needed for survival in traffic. Using your own motorcycle and helmet, participants will put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving. Completion of the course qualifies for premium discounts with many motorcycle insurance providers. The course will be offered May 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional Rider Courses, which includes Straight Riding, Seasoned Rider, Group Riding, and Intersections, will be held in May and August. The courses in May will take place May 30, with the first session running from 8 a.m. to noon and the second session going from 1-5 p.m.


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World Travelers International students welcome

BY CHELSEA WEATHERS Layout editor

Purity Cheruiyot

Nairobi Rift Valley, Kenya

Where do you see yourself in ten years? I want to be working at my good career. What is your major? Pre-Nursing Who is your role model?

We have longer days, one book that we keep all year, no study guides, and no multiple choice. It is more of a boarding school.

Working and married with two children.

Kenya means “White Mountain”

Yes. I have been to many places for track. But New York is my favorite because it is busy like Jamaica.

Marvia Lewin Clarendon, Jamaica

My coaches. They motivate me to do my best and improve as an athlete and student.

Snakes are highly scarce since they imported Mongooses to kill off rats, who also killed the snakes. No food means no life.

What are your activities on campus? I run cross country, distance in track and field, and Students Honoring All Diverse Ethnicities.

What do you do on your free time?

Favorite American food/favorite food from back home?

I am 21 years old and I am a sophomore. What made you decide to become an international student? I wanted to experience a different social scene than what I was used to and I wanted to better my education.

There are more than 65 national parks and wildlife preserves. What is your favorite thing about Cowley so far? The social life. People are very friendly here and my classes are good. What is your least favorite thing about Cowley? Some people look at me weird, sometimes in a rude way, as if I don’t belong here. Also as an International, the transportation is difficult. For example, if we have a weekend off from track meets and I want to go to Wichita, it is hard.

The capital, Nairobi has an array of accommodations, including restaurants that serve everything from monkey to antelope. What is your favorite class here? I like Microbiology and math because it is interesting and challenging.

What is your favorite American food and favorite Jamaican food? I love Chinese food and Chipotle. At home I like Ackee and Salt fish which is a huge seafood dish, rice, peas, chicken, and pork.

The most popular sports are cricket, track and field, box, soccer, volleyball, rugby, tennis, and field hockey.

How old are you and what year are you in school?

Have you traveled anywhere else besides the US?

Well when I have free time I listen to Reggae music on my computer, and just hangout in my room. If I have the opportunity I enjoy going out with friends.

I love Chinese and Chipotle. At home I enjoy ugaui, kale, and milk. Which is basically a think porridge or oatmeal.

Who is your role model? My mother. She is such a great person and she pushes me to do my best in everything I do.

Describe Kenya in three words. Agricultural, Multicultural [because there are many different tribes], and Middle Class. [There is no one very poor or very rich. Most of the people are middle class] What was the biggest change you experienced when coming here?

How old are you and what is your year in school?

What was the biggest change you experienced when coming here?

I am 21 years old and I am a sophomore.

Getting to know people and making friends.

What made you decide to become an international student?

Being away from my parents because I miss them. Also the weather; I do not like snow. Being independent for the first time was a challenge.

To provide great opportunities for myself in the future.

What language do you speak?

It is the largest English speaking nation in the Caribbean.

I speak three languages. Kalenjin, Kiswahili and a British English.

What is your favorite thing about Cowley so far?

How does your family feel about you being in America and bettering your life?

The track program. And the people are so nice.

They are very happy for me and very proud. They love to hear how my classes are going and how track is going. They are glad I am here.

What is your major? Liberal Arts, maybe Education at least for now.

There are only two seasons: wet and dry.

$60 is Jamaican is worth $1 in American

How has being here changed your life?

What is your favorite class?

It has taught me many things. One to live and adapt to a different atmosphere and a different kind of life.

I have many. I enjoy Psychology, Composition, Music, and Speech. I love all my instructors.

How does education differ?

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

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Describe Jamaica in three words. Beautiful, Talented and Friendly. How has being here changed your life? It has taught me to move around more and experience new things. The opportunities are wonderful.

The average temperature is 84 degrees. What language do you speak? I speak Patois, which is Broken English. Instead of saying “I’m here” It would be “I’m ere.” What activities are you involved in? I run distance in track and field, cross country, and am in SHADE. Explain a typical day in Jamaica. On Saturday, for example, my mom and friends would go shopping or I would go out to eat with family.

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CC Singers and Jazz Band performing a combination of Jazz Samba and Disney music BY IAN WHITLEY Campus editor

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n April 27 at 7 p.m. the Jazz Band and CC Singers will present a concert in the Brown Center Theatre. The duo will be putting on a show for Cowley and the surrounding community. The concert will consist of songs performed by the Jazz Band and CC Singers combined. This is a joint endeavor that has been done in years past. “There is no theme per se,” said Jazz Band Advisor and Music Instructor Josh Fleig. “However, I have been calling it the ‘Year of the Samba,’ because both the Jazz Band and Jazz Combo have invested a lot of time in this genre of music. “The modern Jazz Samba is based on traditional Brazilian rhythms and forms, and we have had a lot of fun exploring this type of music. Of course, the Jazz Band will also Swing quite a bit, and as always improvisation will be one of the foundational elements of our performance.” The Jazz Combo Fleig referred to is the small branch of the Jazz Band consisting of students and faculty. The Jazz Combo has been ‘on tour’ travelling to area schools to perform. “I feel the students are playing better than ever,” Fleig said. “This is about the time when things really start clicking.” The CC Singers recently performed

in Tulsa, Okla.. and have long been a respected collegiate musical group in the area. “As always, they were outstanding. This was clearly evident by the sustained standing ovation that they received from the more than 350 people in attendance. Cowley College is fortunate to have such talented students and teachers that serve as great ambassadors for our school,” said Vice President of Research and Technology, Charles McKown. The theme is Disney. In the fall, the group performed half the Disney show, but at this concert they will be performing the full repertoire. “I am excited to show the new section that has been added to it,” said Connie Donatelli, the director of CC Singers and vocal instructor. “I’m really excited to show our work to the people of the college and Ark City,” said sophomore, Mitch Hoover, CC Singers member. “We’ve put a lot of effort into it and it’s good to finally have an output for all of our hard work.” Fleig said he see this as a culmination of the hard work both groups have put into this final talent showcase. “I anticipate great things for this concert” he said. “We have the most complete instrumentation than any Jazz Band I’ve had in my four years here at Cowley, and a few students in particular are really beginning to come into their own in terms of improvisation.”

The Jazz Band has been working hard all year long, and Fleig said he is looking forward to what the Jazz Band can do. “This has been a good year, and I think the Spring concert will reflect that. As I look back at where we started back in August,” said Fleig. “I can certainly say we have all come a long way. I have most definitely learned a lot, and I hope my students have as well.”

Donatelli and Fleig have earned a reputation for putting on ‘really good show’ and the spring concert will reflect the commitment to excellence the duo give to their programs and ask of their students. “Music is a gift” Fleig said. “It is a daily honor for me that I have the opportunity to make music and work with people, all for the purpose of creating a meaningful experience for the audience.”

CC Singers Bryce Sund (freshman) and Tim Wilson (freshman) sing Disney songs on Fine Arts Day in March. On April 27, the CC Singers and the Jazz Band will be presenting together in the Brown Center Theatre. The CC Singers will be showcasing more of the Disney music they have practiced since January and the Jazz Band will be performing mostly samba style music. (file photo)

Departments come together for exhibition and concert BY ERIC SMITH Scene editor Creative Claws, communication, and photography students are putting together a joint exhibition on May 6 at the Brown Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. That will be followed by a concert by the Temporal Mechanics Union on May 13 that will be incorporating poetry and photography

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from various students. “This semester is a double feature. We are doing a conglomeration with creative claws and photography,” said Wayne Farley, sophomore, a member of TMU. Meg Smith, Marlys Cervantes, Adam Borth, and Ryan Doom have all worked together for a joint exhibition. “I am a huge fan of cross curriculum projects. I love to work with other programs and instructors to demonstrate how everything connects, said Smith, the director of journalism. The communications department will be showing videos projects on television screens, the photography students will be showing off their photos, and the creative writing students will be sharing their stories and poems. A lot of the work will be shown through student portfolios. Altogether, the works will be presented in the Brown Center on May 6 at 6 p.m. to showcase the student’s talents. Originally, this event was going to coincide with a concert by TMU but the concert was moved back to May 13. It will

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be held in the Brown Center at 7:30. It will be the second major performance since they released their first CD titled “All Hands”. TMU is famous for their unique use of instruments. For the past couple of performances they have been using a 31edo (equal division octave) instrument. The unique instrument is essentially a piano with more keys that can hit more notes. A regular piano usually only has 12 octaves. “A group we have made contact with, a group in Sweden I believe, is good [with 31edo]. We have used tricks for tuning from them,” said Farley. TMU will be performing a set list of songs that were originally written by them. One of the songs includes “An interpretation of Morse Code into Musical Time and measure”. Additionally, they will be incorporating poems and photography. It has not been revealed how they will be incorporating all of it together, but they will probably be showing photography on the big screen on stage and possibly having the writers of the poems read them live. “We are happy that TMU always supports the other arts,” said Cervantes.

Members of TMU participate in a lost tourist skit for the Creative Claws Comedy Night, April 15. Freshmen Justin LaVoie and Barbara Ramsey helped provide the sound effects and chants while art instructor, Mark and wife, Dianne Flickinger tried to find their way out of Ark City. (photo by Carly Budd)


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Called back from retirement Fisher takes up arms again for world peace

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he Splinter Cell games by Ubisoft Montreal have had a long history being instant favorites. The series has always had top notch game play and a sprawling story line. Splinter Cell: Conviction, the next installment in the series, does not stop this tradition of greatness. Even though Splinter Cell continues the tradition of greatness that does not mean it is the same as the other Splinter Cell games. This game picks up after the protagonist Sam Fisher retires from Third Echelon, a government agency. Many years in his retirement, a terrorist group arises that is thought to have killed Fisher’s daughter years earlier. And it turns out that this terrorist group is planning an attack on Washington, D.C. Called back into action, Fisher must take up arms again. The game play takes a different turn from the previous Splinter Cells. In the previous

titles players were to elude enemies rather than confront or attack. In Conviction, the players take on the role of hunter. Fisher will hunt down enemies that oppose him, not avoid them. In Conviction, speed has a lot to do with stealth. Depending on how efficiently the player moves and where they move to close in on an enemy they will be more effective on sneaking up on their prey. Its all about strategy. Knowing when to move and when to hide. Something new Ubisoft added to Conviction was the ability to Mark & Execute. Which is where the player can mark an enemy, or a group of enemies, then perform an attack that will kill them. Some Splinter Cell veterans worried that this new system would make the game too easy. On the contrary, it adds to the quick paced feel of the game and does not make it easier by any stretch. To perform a Mark & Execute the player must first perform a stealth kill. Only after performing a stealth kill can one do the Mark & Execute function.

Another thing to be aware of is that the Mark & Execute is not always a stealth kill. Sometimes one can risk exposing the character by performing a Mark & Execute, which can have devastating consequences. Players have access to a myriad of different weapons, each with different attributes. The weaker weapons are able to mark more opponents for more Mark & Execute kills. While the stronger weapons are better in normal combat but will not be able to mark as many opponents for the Mark & Execute function. Over all, Splinter Cell: Conviction is a great game that will not disappoint fans of the Splinter Cell series. The entertainment web site IGN.com gave the game an excellent rating of 9.3 out of 10. I agree with IGN.

One thing that everyone has to do but shudders to think about when it comes time to graduate from college is finding a job. Part of what goes into finding a job is putting yourself out there for prospective employers and the most productive way of going about that is writing a cumbersome Resume! Many high school now require seniors to put together a portfolio before graduation so teachers can send students out into the world while wiping their foreheads saying, “Whew, well we did all we could to prepare them for life.” But is simply teaching a general resume outline the best way to get an employer’s attention? Most likely not. Certified professional resume writer and career counselor, Tom Dezell, has written a book entitled Networking for the Novice, Nervous or Naive Job Seeker. Yes, I know that it sounds

like edge-of-your-seat-excitement but May and graduation are just around the corner and some students will be flipping out wondering what the hay they’re going to do about finding a job unless they plan on living with mummy and daddy for a couple more years. As a preview to what his new title is all about he lays out 5 thoughts on resume writing. Cover letters, should they stay or should they go? “Though sometimes they’re not read they’re still expected when you’re doing an attachment. [And] always close it by requesting an interview” and leaving contact information! “When posting your résumé on employment sites, remember that “key words” are the currency to getting your résumé in front of a hiring manager. An employer posting a job online can expect up to several hundred résumés in response, explains Dezell. “To reduce this list to a manageable number, most will use software

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allowing them to enter various keywords regarding the jobs requirements and skills to narrow the list down to a manageable number. This will happen before any human eyes review the document.” What certain keywords would you insert, for instance, if you were looking for a position teaching Social Studies? “You want words like: Social Studies, instructor and what level of degree should be spelled out B.A. or B.S. degree. A good tip is to put your degree in the cover letter. You’ll pick up the words in the advertisement.” A resume is essentially you trying to sell yourself to an owner. You’re a puppy looking for a home. What’s the best way to sell you to a good home? “As a marketing document, a résumés effectiveness increases when better targeted toward the needs of individual employers. Rather than blast one-size-fitsall résumés all over the place, research potential companies in your area that may have a need for someone with your skills and abilities. The more you can learn about what the company does and the challenges they face, the better you can focus your résumé to showcase your talents in these areas. Similarly, find out as much as you can about a particular hiring manager’s needs, then focus your résumé accordingly.” How else can you display your skills to an employer in a business-like way? “Make sure your résumé doesn’t just describe what you did, but tells a reader how well you did it. Most résumés just regurgitate job descriptions. Outlining skills and achievements will generate more interest, especially if past successes solved problems a potential employer faces today.” Use the SARI technique. Document achievements by showing the Situation,

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Action taken, Results produced, and make it Interesting for the reader. The theory behind the SARI technique is, “When you document something achieved or done in your career. What action you had to take part in that scenario and what happened because of the decision you made in that situation,” says Dezell. Other things to remember when writing a resume include, “Everybody will be applying for the big job boards. Find ways to lookup private small schools to get a foot in the door. They’ll be hesitant since so many people are looking for jobs.” So when sitting down and writing out that resume that may effect the subsequent steps in your life take a closer look Dezell’s new book. It will show the correct and most productive way to write what’s important and what isn’t enhancing your chances of getting a job.

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Using the new skills in game such as Mark & Execute Fisher is able to distinguish friend from foe while executing mission objectives. Ubisoft Montreal has changed the way to confront enemies by having the player take the role of a hunter rather than eluding the enemy. (photo courtesy of IGN)

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Aaron Brooks, Stefny Cabrera, Jacob Fletcher Richard Gould, Marcus Whitson

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Phuong Huynh, Aubrey Lyman, Gregory Anderson, Rebecca Johnson Callie Barnett, Jamie Blackim, Erin Burroughs, Allie Crow, Mitch Hoover, Clinton Neal, Dayton Rodri gues, Dange’ Sanders, Jory Custar, Titus Massey, Ashley Spencer, Will McKown, Chelsi Smades, Mary Jane Rob erts, Alicia Rayl, Robin Ray, Allison Nittler, Cassidy Jor dan, Samantha Thieme, Judy Marks, Jaclyn Balzer, Kale Hamm

Resident Assistant:

Katie Gillmore, Cassidy Jordan, Tyler Hancock, Justin Kirchoff, Jeffrey Wejman, Jamie Blackim, Judy Marks, Jes sica Dyer, Mitch Hover

Student Government Association:

Samatha Thieme, Jeffrey Wejman, Allison Nittler, Mitch Hoover

Cowley Tutors: Derek Burroughs Award: ACES: Act One Drama Club: Art and Design Club: Chess Club: College Republicans: Creative Claws: Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Film Club: Instrumental Music: Kansas National Educators Association: Math & Science Club: Media Club: Multicultural Scholars Program: Peers Advocating Wellness for Students: Phi Beta Lambda: Phi Theta Kappa: Phi Theta Kappa (Mulvane): Skills USA: Students Honoring All Different Ethnicities: Vocal Music: Sept. 2009: Allison Nittler Oct. 2009: Ashley Spencer Nov. 2009: Phuong Huynh Dec. 2009: Robin Ray

Christine Logan Shane Parsons Kiley Andes Clinton Haas, Mitch Hoover Janet Hamilton, Landon Schmidt Sara Montgomery Richard Gould Joanna Carson, Jessica Dyer Jamie Blackim Mitchell Wright Jeremiah Johnson, Mitchell Wright Wrylie Finkle Robin Ray Carly Budd, Chris Bales, Richard Gould Viridiana Sanchez, Falisha Scott Katie Gillmore, Jamie Blackim Phuong Huynh, Janessa Gould Robin Ray, Phuong Huynh, Sarah Montgomery Rebecca Johnson, Irona Cliver Brandon Mary Phuong Huynh Jessica Latham

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here are few chances where people are honored for the hard work and dedication they have shown. Once a year the Honors and Awards Banquet is held during the spring. The purpose of this banquet is to honor those who not only do well academically but, go above and beyond in clubs and organizations. It is not easy to become a nominee to receive this honor, to become a nominee you have to be recognized by a college instructor. Simple as that may seem there it’s a little ~ more complicated and harder then just that. While maintaining a high GPA is important, you also need to be active in a school organization or club. The most common values looked into while being in the club is running for an office. Once that is achieved, attending meetings regularly, while planning or attending fund-raisers or projects at least helps to get noticed. One of the students this year wrote an essay for a grant. That essay was awarded $1,000 toward a reading project for an elementary school. While Jessica Latham took on the responsibilities of a Work Study and is in charge of all the organizational duties for the vocal music department. Not all teachers are willing to give the reasoning behind why they chose the nominee they did but some shared it

1.) Make sure you have everything in line for your 4-year school and see you Advisor so your classes are set for the degree you’re working towards. 2.) Have a goal in mind as far as education goes. When you want to have it completed by and what career you’re interested in. 3.) Consider doing job shadowing or internship this summer. 4.) Look at future job statistics such as demand and pay. 5.) Enjoy college and know that academics come first!

joyfully. Executive Director of Enrollment and Outreach Services, Benjamin Schears chose Phuong Huynh for SHADE. He said “I selected her because she is diligent, hard working, and loves to be involved on campus.” Instructor Nancy Ayers ending up choosing two nominees. She said “I selected two officers from the Mulvane group, Rebecca Johnson, Executive Vice President and Irona Cliver, Vice President of Leadership, to honor them for all of their hard work and dedication to our chapter. They both have planned and/or participated in almost every project or activity that we have organized Nancy Ayers over the past year. Both Rebecca and Irona have attended all of the chapter meetings as well as officer meetings and have attended almost every Phi Theta Kappa conference. They were also instrumental in writing our Hallmark Award entries, which is a huge undertaking. I never had to remind them of their obligations to the chapter. In fact, they were the ones that kept me on my toes. They were both very welcoming to new members and made everyone feel comfortable in the group. It has been great to work with them and I’ll miss their leadership next year. While this banquet is for the students and all the accomplishments that they have done while here at Cowley College. This entire program wouldn’t be possible without the support and time put into it by the faculty and staff.

I’ll miss their leadership next year.

Jan. 2010: Jamie Blackim Feb. 2010: Christine Logan March 2010: Aaron Brooks April 2010: B.J. Misialek

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Amazon Kindle 2 beats out the B&N Nook BY ALISON JAMERSON Staff writer

The Nook:

n early 2009, Amazon put the Kindle 2 on the market. A sleeker version of the original Kindle, this eBook reader quickly rose in popularity. In late 2009, Barnes & Noble came out with the Nook, a competitor for the Kindle 2. With many features that the Kindle 2 was lacking, the Nook seemed to be destined for greatness. However, as with any new technological products, there are some bugs to work out. Here are some of the highlights and shortcomings of each product.

-Color touch screen. -eBook selection by cover. -Lending rights. -Able to view e-books on other devices, such as iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry and PC/MAC OS, if these devices have the free B&N free e-Reader software. -Multiple colors for back plate and several skins. -Virtual QWERTY keyboard. -3G Wireless through AT&T.

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The Kindle 2: Good:

-Uploads faster; from boot to reading, the wait is about three seconds. -Battery life up to 14 days with wireless turned off. -Hardware based QWERTY keyboard. -Word Document Support. -Text-to-speech transfer. -International service, available in 100 countries. -User annotation. -At 10.2 oz, it is lighter than Nook, which weighs 11.2 oz.

Bad:

-No lending rights. -Only shares eBooks with iPhone and iPod Touch, as long as they have the software. Only comes in white.

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-Only holds up to 1500 eBooks and no SD available. -3G Wireless through Sprint. -Solely an eBook reader.

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Time again for the Mr. Cinderfella pageant BY IAN WHITLEY Campus editor

Color touch screen. Book selection by cover. Lending capability to other Nook users. Multiple skins and faceplates for the back. Expandable memory via SD card reader. Rumored plans for applications, possibly in the next year.

Bad:

-Only 10 days of battery life with wireless and WiFi turned off. -Color screen and WiFi drain battery. -Slower than Kindle to upload; from boot to reading, you will wait about two minutes.

Duly Noted: Holds up to 1500 books on internal memory, but with purchase of 16G SD card, can be expanded to 17500. Several of the features are common in both readers, such as an internal memory of 1500 books. They both have a QWERTY keyboard, but users access them differently. The cover of both readers is white when

Lighter and faster than the Nook. Battery life up to 14 days with wireless turned off. Word Document support. Text-to-speech transfer. User annotation feature. Sole purpose of being an eBook reader.

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you purchase it. Both readers have a six inch, 16 level grayscale reading screen, which allows for pictures or illustrations in the text. Both screens use the E-Ink Display feature, which gives the feeling of reading print on a page. Users may download books onto either reader via internet provided by 3G coverage on each device. The Kindle 2 uses Sprint, while the Nook’s service is provided by AT&T. On each device, users may insert headphones, connect to mp3 players, and utilize small speakers. The Amazon Kindle, now succeeded by the Kindle 2, is solely an eBook reader. Therefore, it takes about three seconds for it to power up before you can be reading a book. The Barnes & Noble Nook, however, has the color screen at the bottom, the touch screen feature, and WiFi and lending rights; all of these are handy features, and certainly impressive, but drain battery life and slow the Nook down. It takes

about one minute and 50 seconds from power-up to book-reading on the Nook. Both books have an internal memory of 2G, which holds 1,500 eBooks. However, the Nook has an SD card reader, which (with the help of a 16G card) ups the capacity to about 17,500 eBooks. This amount of storage certainly is comfortable, but in a practical sense it seems, well, unpractical. Who needs to hold 17,500 eBooks? And exactly how much slower is the process of start-up when your current read is on an SD card? Amazon’s Kindle has “over 480,000 titles,” and “1.8 million free, pre-1923, outof-copyright titles from other websites.” The Barnes and Noble Nook has “more than a million titles available” and “more than 500,000 free eBooks available.” Overall, critics and consumers agree that the Kindle 2 surpasses the Nook. The general consensus is that the Kindle 2 is not trying to be anything but an eBook reader. On the other hand, Barnes & Noble plan to make “apps” available to the Nook users. While my personal preference would be with the Amazon Kindle 2, yours would depend on your planned usage of the device. Barnes & Noble allows users to try out the Nook before you buy it, however, that service is unavailable through Amazon. My recommendation? Ask someone who has a Kindle to test drive it, and then go check out a Nook at B&N.

The Kindle 2, bottom left, while promoted prior to the Nook, top right, has received better reviews. These illustrations diagram the different features of these two devices. (illustrations by Alison Jamerson)

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no budget because it was just this idea,” said Ewing. She explained that when she first started she had Mr. Cinderfella, it’s not a to convince guys to be in the show misspelling, it’s the beauty pageant and ask for all kinds of help to get it for the men on campus. A time when working. the guys around campus get together Now, thanks to Ewing’s hard work and show off their “beauty”. The the show falls into place easily as term “beauty” is used very lightly people volunteer to help, guys jump here. Its not as silly as it seems. The for a chance to be Mr. Cinderfella, competition for best evening and and the community looks forward to beach wear gets a bit heated at times. the event each and every year. The men face off in front of a live Of course, the pageant does not audience, answering questions and just happen by itself. It takes a lot of demonstrating talents on stage in work by the backstage crew to set the front of family and friends. scene. “It’s a student activity where we “Well, typically we will start a take about 15 of Cowley’s guys, from couple of days before the show,” across campus, and we put them said Jamison Rhoads, the technical in kind of a mock beauty pageant,” director of theater. said Scott MacLaughlin, the director “We have a standard-set that of theater and the organizer of Mr. involves some platforms, a shimmer Cinderfella. curtain, and some steps so there is a The guys will compete in three little bit of elevation in the back so categories, talent, beach wear, and Ms. Kansas and the guys can enter leisure wear. “Sometimes they and then come down onto the stage. have a legitimate talent, sometimes That does not take too long to set up; it’s funny, [and] sometimes it’s it usually takes about an afternoon. dramatic. It’s just interesting to see We will set that up on Monday before what students come up with.” said Cinderfella.” MacLaughlin. The technical side of Mr. The beachwear is open to the Cinderfella uses as much student contestants interpretation of what is participation as possible. “We use a appropriate wear for the sand and the lot of blue and reds to make it look sun. When the contestants move into kind of prom like,” said Rhoads. “We the leisure wear section of the contest, want it to be fun, but we also want it they slip into they swagger and dress to look good. With all the things we to impress. do in theater we use a lot of student MacLaughlin explained that help.” when he is looking for contestants “For this show specifically we he searches for a variety of people will have two to three students to ensure a variety of talents and come in and help set up the stage,” new faces. “We want a variety of said Rhoads. “And the night of we gentlemen across campus. Not just typically have five or six students people involved in theater or music,” backstage. A couple of students to said MacLaughlin.” run [spotlight], a student on lights, Ms. Kansas will be emcee and host a student on sound and two or three the event, introducing the contestants, students backstage in case anything the segments and keeping the show needs to be moved around..” moving. “It is one of the highlights of “It’s kind of a little bit of a being Ms. Kansas,” said Maclaughlin. mad house [backstage],” said “She emcees the event and guides MacLaughlin. “It’s like a typical the gentleman through the course of pageant. There are crew members the evening and their own beauty hustling around. We’re trying to pageant.” communicate. And the contestants The young men will be judged in are all pulling their stuff together. It’s the three categories by three judges. nervous, it’s high energy and it’s just The judges will not be announced a lot of fun.” until the theater doors close. The college and the community get The pageant was started in the year fired up for Mr. Cinderfella each and 1988, 22 years ago, by Humanities every years. Even MacLaughlin has At 7 p.m. on April 22 the Cinderfella pageant will be held in the Brown Theater. The winning Mr. high hopes for Mr. Cinderfella. Instructor Dejon Ewing. Ewing said that she started the show during a time Cinderfella will be awarded a garbage bag full of goodies and crowned with a KFC bucket. The “I just hope it can continue to grow, when campus activity was desperately pageant attracts both students and people from the surrounding community due to it’s comedic continues to be a campus activity,” said needed, and it seems to have been just nature and original subject matter. Come join us tonight! (illustration by Alison Jamerson) MacLaughlin. “I think it’s worthwhile, the thing because the show fit the bill. I think it’s a wonderful event. It Ewing went on to explain that the college Kansas come every single year.” “It just seemed real apparent that we really showcases our guys across she attended had a similar male beauty MacLaughlin explained Mr. Cinderfella needed to do something more for students. campus who normally would not have an pageant. And her brother-in-law did it at has become such a big deal that humanities It didn’t seem like there was enough opportunity to do something like this. I just Pratt College where he worked. So she took does not spend a single dollar on activities,” said Ewing. “There is so much hope we can continue the tradition.” these ideas and pulled them into what has advertising. People just know it is going to more going on now. Mrs. Cervantes has become Mr. Cinderfella. “It has been loads happen so they come. And guys all across her Creative Claws and Open Mic Night TIME: 7 p.m. of fun,” said Ewing. “And we have had Ms. campus jump for a chance to be in the and thing like that. The Talent Show and all DATE: April 22 Kansas come every single year since the show. sorts of things are going on. But we didn’t LOCATION: Brown Center Theatre beginning. We have had the reigning Ms. “When we first started I had absolutely have all that back then.”

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our main goal. Records are always nice to break and hopefully it stands for a while,” said Gracia. The Tigers only finished behind the he horn sounded, the runners left their stance, and 20,000 plus gut University of Kansas, and Iowa Central. Gracia also placed ninth in the wrenching feet later, Cowley’s 4X1 Mile men’s relay 5000-meter run with a time fast enough to team broke a school qualify him for the record and placed third at the KU national meet. “I actually Relays. The quartet of qualified for outdoor sophomores Brice during the indoor season. My indoor Irving, Dustin time qualified me for Mettler, T.J. Mapp, both indoor and out; and freshman Josh it’s hard work but Gracia finished the four mile relay with with my coaching, the skies the limit. I plan a time of 17:32.26. on one day being a The relays were an National Champion. opportunity for the Cowley’s other Tigers to compete - Freshman Josh Gracia three relay teams against the “Big Boys” from NCAA also notched topten finishes at the competition. The Division I and II, NAIA and other JUCO 4X880-yard relay team comprised of Jory schools. Custar, sophomore, Irving, Mapp, Thomas “It was a real honor to place third at Kjerengtroen, freshman, placed sixth. such a prestigious meet as KU. But, my teamates and I would agree that first place Continuing the team’s success, the was in our hands, and that first place was distance medley team made of sophomore David Phillips, and freshmen Dylan Filburn, Dane Dewitt, and Colin Jokisch, placed eighth with a time of 10:43.56. On the women’s side, Cowley was led by 4X880-yard relay team. Freshmen runners Leigh Ann Omarkhail, Richelle Farley, Val Bland, and Sophomore Cecilia Burley finished the race

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* 800-meter run — Kjerengtroen, 2:01.94, second; Dewitt, 2:01.96, third; Filburn, 2:02.41, fourth; Phillips, 2:03.54, fifth; Sparks, 2:03.81, sixth. * 1,500-meter run – Alstin Benton, 4:20.49, second. * High jump — Kameron Conely, 5-6, 16th. * Pole vault — Michael McLeod, 14-6, fourth; Rick Valcin, 13-5, eighth; Conely, 12-11, 11th. * Shot put — Charles James, 47-1, third; Edric White, 34-5, 27th. * Discus — James, 141-5, sixth; Putman, 132-0, 10th; Conely, 91-7, 29th; White, 87-7, 30th. * Hammer — Putman, 146-9, sixth; James, 121-9, 17th; White, 105-0, 24th. WOMEN * 800-meter run — Lewin, 2:22.05, second, national qualifier; Dyer, 2:31.48, seventh; Cassy Kendrick, 2:40.42, 13th. * High jump — Kate Scott, 5-1, fourth. * Pole vault — Gillmore, 12-1, first, national qualifier; Allison Hoover, 9-6, ninth. * Shot put — Annalisa Jauregui, 31-9, 16th; Tiffany Tolbert, 31-2, 17th; Ruthann Ralstin, 31-1, 18th; Whitney Green, 30-6, 19th; Stephanie Hope, 29-9, 22nd. * Discus — Cearra Reddig, 102-4, 18th; Ralstin, 91-7, 26th; Hope, 79-5, 31st. * Hammer — Ralstin, 113-6, 19th; Hope, 107-3, 22nd; Reddig, 107-2, 23rd; Tolbert, 105-11, 24th; Green, 102-0, 25th; Jauregui, 98-9, 28th. * Javelin — Scott, 99-8, 17th; Jauregui, 97-0, 19th; Green, 76-7, 25th. with a national qualifying time of 9:42.50. The time also earned them a fourth place finish. Cowley also had two individual female athletes qualify for nationals. Sophomore Katie Gillmore qualified and placed seventh in the pole vault with a vault of 11-11. Burley was the other Tiger that qualified; she placed 10 in the 5000-meter run with a time of 18:20.66. Due to construction of Southwestern’s new stadium, Cowley will play host to the Southwestern Relays on Sat., April 24 with events starting at 11:15 a.m.

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Caution severe weather up ahead divert to nearest shelter Severe Weather Tips Tornado Safety Tips: Tornadoes are the most violent atmospheric phenomenon on the planet. Winds of 200-300 mph can occur with the most violent tornadoes. Tornado to be heard outside, so if severe weather is in the area listen to the radio or watch your television to keep up to date on the weather in The following are instructions on what to do when a tornado warning has been issued for your area or whenever a tornado

In a large building. 1. Go to the interior rooms on the lowest floor. 2. Stay away from glass or areas with wide-span roofs (auditoriums). 3. Crouch down and cover your head.

Where did you grow up? Great Bend. Partly in Ellinwood, which is like, 10 miles east of there. Was track always your favorite sport in high school? It was always softball, and then I had to make a tough decision during my sophomore year to do either softball or continue through with track since I couldn’t do both at the same time. Why did you choose to come to Cowley? Because it had pretty good coaches on the staff and it was about the only community college that actually had a throwing coach What do you do in your free time? Study and try to keep my mind off of how I miss my family because they did move farther away. Try to keep busy. Hang out with friends. What is your major? Physical Education and coaching How long have you been involved in field and track? Since I was 5: I started in elementary school went on to middle school, and then I went into high school, and came to college.

In a vehicle 1. Abandon your vehicle immediately. 2. Go to a near suitable structure 3. If no suitable structure is near, lay flat in a ditch or depression and cover your head

Electrical Storm Safety Tips: When you are inside 1. Avoid using the telephone (except for emergencies) and electrical appliances. 2. Do not take a shower or a bath. If you are outdoors. 1. Use the 30/30 rule. When you see lightning, count to 30 and if it thunders within this time, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Wait 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder to emerge from shelter. 2. Go to a safe shelter immediately such as a sturdy building or a hard topped vehicle with the windows up. 3. In a wooded area seek shelter in a thick growth of short trees. 4. If you feel your hair standing on end, squat with your head between your knees. Do not lie flat. 5. Avoid isolated trees, tall objects, bodies of water, sheds fences, convertible vehicles, tractors and motorcycles. Flash Flooding Safety Tips: Go to higher ground immediately; avoid small rivers, streams, low spots, canyons, dried river beds, etc. Do not walk through flowing water more than ankle deep. Do not drive through flooded areas even if it looks shallow. Water one foot deep can displace 1500 pounds.

Track and Field Upcoming Schedule 4/24 Southwestern Relays @ Cowley Attempting to hand off the baton, Marvia Lewin, sophomore, stretches to reach Tiffany Wilcox, sophomore, in stride. Cowley competed against NCAA Division I & II, NAIA, and other JUCOs at the KU relays from April 15-17. (photo by Carly Budd)

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5/1 Dean Prior Invite @ Coffeyville 5/6 - 5/8 Region VI Jayhawk Conference at Overland Park. Kan.

sirens were designed your area. threatens:

In a small building. 1. Go to a basement or to the interior of lowest floor. 2. Wrap yourself in overcoats or blankets to protect you from flying debris.

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Where do you plan on transferring when you’re done at Cowley? Closer to home: which is around Nevada. So, Phoenix, Ariz. or somewhere closer to home like that.

Crossing the finish line in a very close second to a Butler County runner, is sophomore Brice Irving. Irving ran a time of 4:01.95 in the 1,500-meter run at the Cowley Invite. (photo by Carly Budd)

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Tornado alley stretches from northern TX all the way through the Dakotas. This area has a high frequency of tornados and severe weather. Caution should be taken if a tornado warning has been issued. (photo illustration by Richard Gould)

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BY ERIC SMITH Opinion editor

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hoosing which college to go to can be a hard decision. Some people go to Cowley just so that they can get their associates degree, but most people use it as a stepping-stone to a four-year university. Going to Cowley has some obvious advantages. The biggest being the small price. One also gets other things such as a smaller student-to-teacher ratio, a better sense of community, and the opportunity to stay at home if you are close by. Taking the step to a larger university can be intimidating. There are a lot more people and one goes from being a big fish in a small pond to just another student. Despite a lot of the perceptions about community colleges, they are not easier. Community colleges are full of very intelligent people. At the University of Berkley, 33 percent of the applicants from community colleges were accepted compared to 22 percent of the applicants from high school students. Most of the people I have talked to say that the entry

level and general education classes offered at Cowley meet the standards of four year universities. “Having both attended KU for a semester and an obvious bias in terms of the type of schooling I prefer, I would have to say that neither KU nor Cowley has classes harder than the other one,” said Nick Kadau, freshman, who recently transferred from KU. “The amount of education is the same, but what it really comes down to is the amount of time and dedication you put into your work.” Even though most of the general education classes are the same, students who are transferring should still expect a big change after they get their two-year degree. Once you are done with your general education classes and focus more on your major, the classes often become more difficult. “The classes are harder,” said Alex Skov, a Cowley graduate now attending Baker University. “A lot of that is because I am taking upper level classes. I had some entry level classes that are on par [with Cowley] but the curriculum is nothing compared to 300 or 400 level classes.”

Big schools can offer a very different atmosphere from local colleges. Especially schools like KU and K-State that take students from all over the world. Cowley does bring in international students but most of the students are from the Kansas and Oklahoma region. “Small colleges have less diversity,” said Chris Robinette, a former Cowley student who transferred to K-State. “Cowley does a good job of diversity however. At a small college you get a sense of community. Everyone in the Cowley dorms knew each other. Even at my apartment I don’t know my neighbors.” One of the biggest differences between the classes at community colleges and fouryear universities is the class size. The small community colleges classes offer a much better student teacher relationship then a big college. Some universities have lecturestyle classes with hundreds of students so individualized help is almost impossible. So despite all of the talk about the differences between the two, community colleges are not that much different. A Cowley graduate should have nothing to fear when heading to a four-year university.

Prepping for finals week BY ANNE SANCHEZ Staff Writer

Participating in the disaster training scenario are freshman Andrew Marymee, and sophomores Richard Gould and Ian Whitley. The scenario brought together four departments. Those participating were the journalism department, broadcasting department, theater department and the MICT Program. (photo by Carly Budd)

teacher. The teachers are almost always willing to be as much help as possible. Talk to them, tell them what needs to be worked on and schedule a time to meet with them and get help. Sometimes teachers are very busy this is when the library tutors are another good resource to go to. They are free, they can help, and their hours are very convenient. If online studying is a strength

“The new people and the new atmosphere” -Falisha Scott, Sophomore transferring to Heritage College

“Higher population, more campus activities, and more sports. The reason I’m leaving is to be closer to home.” -Julio Rosario, Freshman transferring to Westchester “Being done with school, I only have 3 semesters left” -Amara Savcedo Sophomore transferring to Kansas City, Kansas

“Being closer to home.” -Jacob Fortin, Freshman transferring to Colby County

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Finals week is a time when work loads can really seem to pile up. By taking smarter steps and managing your time, you can easily reduce your workload and your stress levels. (illustration by Allison Jamerson) to it if not don’t listen. Frequently people find they remember the most recent thing they learned but sometimes remember nothing of what they learned at the beginning of the semester. This is a time for finding help on not only the things that have been forgotten but material that is difficult. One of the first people that should be talked to is the

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the go to the Cowley website and click on the free homework study link called homeworkkansas.org. Some people like to take finals cold without studying at all and do fine but that technique isn’t for everyone. Studying before a final is always a good idea hopefully these tips will be helpful to anyone in need of test prep advice.

The Cowley Press is a public forum produced bi-weekly by the newspaper production class. The paper is distributed free in single copies on campus. Extra copies are $1 each. Student editors make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval. Editorials, columns and letters reflect the opinions of the writers. The staff reserves the right to edit letters for taste and length. Letters must be signed by the author.

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The end of the semester means finals and no sleep because of cramming the night before or cramming the hour or five minutes before the actual final. Instead of cramming this semester try something new; actually prepare for the finals. One of the first rules of test taking is finding out what’s going to be on the final. All the teachers at Cowley want their students to be successful and will usually have a study packet available before the test. Time is another important aspect; make sure that there is plenty of time for studying. A final is everything that’s been learned in that classes’ semester put on one test. It’ll take time to review everything. If there is difficulty studying finding a study buddy is a good idea. It may sound silly but a study buddy will help make sure

that it’s serious study time without causing distractions. Setting also needed to set the mood for studying a classroom or the library are quiet places, usually, that give that sense of focus. Ipod’s and CD’s are frequently listened to because it is believed to help studying. Both sides of the issue have good points and data. If music helps then listen

“What are you most looking forward to at your next college?”

Editor in Chief - Richard Gould Campus Editor - Ian Whitley Scene Editor - Eric Smith Opinions Editor - Eric Smith Layout Editor - Chelsea Weathers Sports Editor - Benjamin Donals Online Editor - Christopher Bales Photo Editor - Carly Budd Staff Members - Alison Jamerson, Jordan Johnstonbaugh, Andrew Marymee, Peter Onelio, Somsavanh Phouthavong, Anne Sanchez Faculty Advisor - Meg Smith

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Tigers triumph at Region VI tournament in Wichita BY SOMSAVANH PHOUTHAVONG Staff writer

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a championship victory over Johnson County’s Sydney Ramsey in the finals of

No. 5 singles. As for the doubles titles, Adrijana Pavlovic and Jamie Blackim were champions of No. 1 doubles while Jessica Montemayor and Brittney Laner took home the title at No. 2 doubles. Having placed first in the region, Cowley Women’s tennis is now qualified to compete at the national tournament along with second-place Johnson County and third-place Seward County. The Tigers placed eighth at nationals last year and will look to improve on that mark in the coming weeks. Practice pays off as Adrijana Pavlovic, Sophomore, spends time training on the tennis court. Pavlovic defeated Fanny Benincasa, a freshman from Seward County, to earn the regional championship title for Singles games and also assisted teammate Jamie Blackim, sophomore, in defeating a doubles team from Johnson county to earn the regional championship for Doubles games. (photo by Christopher Bales)

ady tigers’ tennis brings home five out of six singles titles and two out of three doubles titles after dominating the Region VI tournament held at the Riverside Tennis Center in Wichita last Friday and Saturday. Consisting entirely of sophomores, the experienced Cowley Women’s tennis team endeavored to defeat the competition earning first place with a score of 24.5 – a whole 5.5 points better than the ladies from Johnson County who finished the tournament in second place with a score of 19. Having won a regional championship for singles play last year – this year’s repeat regional champions include Adrijana Pavlovic, Jamie Blackim, Natalia Medina, and Brittney Laner. For one lady tiger, this year offered vindication as Wrylie Finkle, who suffered a three-set loss during the regional tournament last year, was redeemed this year with

Final Results SINGLES •

No. 1 — Adrijana Pavlovic (CC) defeated Fanny Benincasa (Seward) 6-1, 6-4.

No. 2 — Jessica Montemayor (CC) defeated Goncalves (Seward) 6-1, 6-4 in third place match.

No. 3 — Jamie Blackim (CC) defeated Antigone Lowery (Seward) 6-2, 6-2.

No. 4 — Natalia Medina (CC) defeated Marijana Gjorgjeskva (Johnson) 6-4, 6-2.

No. 5 — Wrylie Finkle (CC) defeated Ramsey (Johnson) 7-6 (4), 0-6, 6-2.

No. 6 — Brittney Laner (CC) defeated Jaime Hertling (Johnson) 6-4, 7-6 (5).

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No. 1 — Blackim/Pavlovic (CC) won by injury default over Craig/ Cooper (Johnson).

No. 2 — Montemayor/Laner (CC) defeated Gjorgjeskva/Ramsey (Johnson) 6-1, 6-2.

No. 3 — Finkle/Franz (CC) lost to Hertling/Spencer (Johnson) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

Men’s tennis breaks winning streak, places second at Region VI tournament BY SOMSAVANH PHOUTHAVONG Staff writer

Cowley Men’s tennis took second place last Friday and Saturday at the Region VI tournament held in Wichita. Although the Tigers had been undefeated by Region VI schools thus far, they were not able to continue their winning momentum at

regionals. The men trailed only 4 points behind Johnson County’s final first-place score of 24. Of the six single’s games, three regional titles were earned by sophomores Lloyd Bruce-Burgess and Roger White, and freshman Alex Dickenson. The Tigers were unsuccessful in earning any regional championships from Doubles play.

Although the Tigers have broken their winning streak; placing in the top three of the regional tournament qualified them to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Administration (NJCAA) Tennis Tournament to be held in Plano, Tex. on May 10-14.

Final Results DOUBLES •

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No. 1 — Lloyd Bruce-Burgess/ Joan Valls (CC) defeated Lobo/ Nelms 6-3, 6-3 in third place match.

No. 2 — Felipe Pimenta/Renato Mendes (CC) lost to Niklas Sparr/ Nelson Ginape (Johnson) 1-6, 6-7 in the championship match.

No. 3 — Roger White/Alex Dickson (CC) lost to John Burbano/Tim Akhmedov (Johnson) 6-7, 7-6, 4-6.

SINGLES

No. 1 — Bruce-Burgess (CC) defeated Evan Sanna (Johnson) 6-2, 6-2 in the championship match.

No. 2 — Valls (CC) lost to Sparr (Johnson) 1-6, 4-6 in the championship match.

No. 3 — White (CC) defeated Luka Radulovic (Johnson) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 in the championship match.

No. 4 — Pimenta (CC) defeated Mattar (Barton) 6-2, injury default in third place match.

No. 5 — Mendes (CC) lost to Burbano (Johnson) 4-6, 6-3, 3-6 in the championship match.

No. 6 — Dickson (CC) defeated Akhmedov (Johnson) 6-2, 6-3 in the championship match.

Team scores: (1) Johnson County, 24; (2) Cowley, 20; (3) Seward County, 13; (4) Barton County, 10.5.


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Softball closes out doubleheader against Kansas City Blue Devils BY BENJAMIN DONALS Sports editor

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he No. 10 Cowley softball team competed against the Kansas City Blue Devils with the return of two different players; one from a slump, the latter from an injury. Following a 2-0 win from a mild game, Cowley heated things up in game two. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the third, the Tigers belted in five runs to take a commanding lead. They went on to add another two runs in the fourth inning, before Nikki Cumbertson, freshman, added the icing on the cake with a two-run homerun to seal a

Tiger victory. Cumbertson who has been in a slump recently, regained her composure against the Blue Devils. She batted in one run in the first game and also went 3-3, with a home run, and seven RBIs in game two. She is now second on the team in home runs (seven) and RBIs (36). The game also featured the return of dedicated utility player Haley Heincker,

freshman, who had missed the previous five games. “It was exciting; I’m not one who likes sitting out. Being in the game definitely was a good feeling for me,” said Heincker. Heincker says that she has had problems with her back all season but it had become unbearable only recently, “It’s been a whole season thing. I’ve always had problems with my back, but Monday of last week it

I’m not one who likes sitting out. Being in the game definitely was a good feeling for me.

-Haley Heincker

got to a point where it was unbearable. So I got it checked out. And yes, as of now, I’m back,” said Heincker. Heincker struggled at the plate after her short hiatus, “I went one for three in batting. After a week of not being able to swing a bat, live pitching kinda threw me off apparently. Fielding wise, I only got one ball but I caught it, which is always good.” Heincker and the rest of the softball team will compete next against the University of Kansas softball club team on April 24, before heading into the first round of the Region VI playoffs May 1 and 2. If the Tigers win they will advance to the Region VI tournament on May 8 and 9.

Tigers capture Red Ravens

Extends winning streak to six games BY BENJAMIN DONALS Sports editor Batter up and batter down; that is what the past six games have been like for the Cowley baseball team. The Tigers have won three straight double headers with the closest game being decided by five points. In their most recent doubleheader the Tigers dominated both of their games against the Coffeyville Red Ravens. The team was playing without star Freshman Aaron Rea; who leads the team in runs batted in (55). The Tigers still delivered at the plate,

scoring five runs in the first two innings. The ravens were quick to counter with their own offensive attack scoring one run in the first inning and three in the second. It was not until outfielder Ronnie Melendez, sophomore, took the plate in the sixth that the Tigers opened up the game. Melendez led off the sixth inning by smashing a homerun to kick start the Tiger’s three run inning. He would also score an RBI with a triple later in the seventh inning which combined with one other run to bring the final score to 10-5. Robbie Rea, freshman, was credited with the win after relieving Zach Cargill,

sophomore. Rea is 7-1 on the season. In game two the Tigers struggled to get anything going in the first and fell behind 0-2 at the end of the inning. From there the Tigers started heading forward and did not look back. Cowley hit four doubles and blasted in seven runs in the second inning to take the lead. The Red Ravens could not match the offensive intensity and mustered only four more runs over the rest of the game. In all the Tigers scored 16 runs on 13 hits and committed no errors. Pitcher Phillip Wilson, freshman, finished out the game for the Tigers and has

a record of 4-3 this year. The Tigers are 27-12 overall and are one game behind league leader Johnson County in the Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division. Cowley Baseball Upcoming Schedule 4/22 Kansas City @ Cowley 4/25 @ Highland 4/26 Seminole State @ Cowley 4/28 Crowder @ Cowley 4/2 Longview @ Kansas City, Mo

Blasting the ball into left field is freshman outfielder Aaron Rea. Rea, who leads the team in RBIs with 55, has recently been suffering from a hamstring injury and been unable to play. The Tigers have been able to press on in his absence and have won their last three double headers. (photo by Carly Budd)

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