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Butler defeats Cowley in first round of Region VI Playoffs BY JORDAN JOHNSTONBAUGH Sports writer

Jayhawk Conference Region VI Playoff Seedings Women’s Soccer

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he Tigers played in a make up game versus Independence on Oct., 16 and dominated the game. The Tigers took 59 shots, 25 of which were on target but only three players scored. Amber Hernandez, sophomore, captured her third five-goal game of the year bringing her season total to 26. Ciara Corboy, sophomore, also helped out with four goals bringing her total to this season to 11. Sadie Hull, freshman, added the other two goals for the Tigers. She now has six on the season. The 11-1 victory was the women’s biggest win. Hernandez, Corboy and Hull also combined for five assists in the game. The Tigers were holding a 6-0 lead until the Pirates scored with eight minutes left in the first half. That was the Pirates’ first goal of the season who are 0-17 for the year. The Tigers put five more goals into the net to take an 11-1 victory. The Tigers were looking to take their momentum into the game versus Neosho County. They played their final home game of the season on Oct. 19. The Tigers lost 1-0. The Tigers fought hard the entire match. The lone goal in the match was scored in the last two minutes of the match. Goal keeper Katie Ybarra, sophomore, had eight saves, keeping the Tigers in the game. The lone goal she allowed was on a plenty kick. With the loss, the Tigers fell behind Neosho

No. 1 Hutchinson Blue Dragons No. 2 Barton County Cougars No. 3 Butler Grizzlies

Freshman Sarah Engster prepares to launch the ball down the field during a previous match this season. The women’s season ended yesterday with a loss to Butler. (photo by Carly Budd) in the Region VI standings. The Tigers’ last regular season game was against Cloud County Community College in Concordia. The Tigers needed the win to receive a bid into the Region VI playoffs. Neither team scored in the first half of the match. The game would remain scoreless until 31 minutes left in the second half. That is when Hernandez scored her 27th goal of the season and gave Cowley a 1-0 lead. Corboy would add another just 90 seconds after Hernandez to give the

Tigers a 2-0 lead. The goal was her 12th this season. Cloud County got back into the game when Wittney Beckstead scored a goal with 18 minutes left in the match. The Tigers would hold onto their one goal lead and win the match 2-1. The Tigers played Butler in the opening round of the Region VI playoffs. The Grizzlies defeated the Tigers 16-2 ending the Tiger’s run this season. The team’s final record was nine wins and eight losses.

Men’s soccer earns number seven seed

BY BENJAMIN DONALS Sports editor

The men’s soccer team has been hit and miss all season. The Tigers had a close call against winless Independence, but followed it up with an impressive win against Crowder College. The men then suffered two one point losses to Neosho County and Cloud County. The Tigers played Independence on Oct., 15. The Tigers started off slow, falling behind the Pirates 2-1 going into the first half. Cowley’s lone goal belonged to Keegan Cornelius, sophomore, who scored first for either team. Independence got a quick score just 1:34 into the second half. The Pirates were building some momentum. Feeling the pressure the men scored four unanswered goals in the second half to steal the win from the Pirates. Sophomore Joao Bacchi revived the lifeless tigers by scoring a goal with 33:01 left in the match. Freshmen Nathan Modesto, Lucas Coelho, and Ivenns Martinez would continue the onslaught

from there. Each added goals midway through the second half to secure the victory for the Tigers. The Tigers would shake off the rust in their next match against Crowder College though. The Tigers clung to a 1-0 lead going into halftime. Martinez scored the team’s lone first half goal. Martinez and Coelho opened the game up in the second half, with Martinez adding two more goals and Coelho adding one. The two second half goals gave Martinez a hatrick. On Oct. 19 Neosho County defeated Cowley 3-2. The Tigers started off fast with Cornelius scoring on a pass from Dayton Rodrigues, sophomore, in the opening minute of the game. Neosho County did not take long to tie the match when Richard Maggot scored a goal just three minutes into the match. Both teams battled through the rest of the first half, holding each other scoreless. The Panthers were the first to act in the second half. Neosho scored their second goal of the game 2:56 into the second half. Quick to respond however, Coelho scored

a goal on a pass from Modesto with just under 17 minutes left in the match. The teams would remain tied at the end of regulation sending the game into a 10-minute overtime. The teams would continue their defensive dominance with a scoreless first overtime. Neosho earned the win 3-2 when they put a penalty kick in the back of the net four minutes into the second overtime. The Tigers then played Cloud County Community College in Concordia. Yet another defensive battle ensued with the Thunderbirds clinging to 1-0 lead going into the second half after a quick score in the first two minutes of the match. Cowley’s Joao Bacchi, sophomore, would score the team’s lone goal ten minutes into the second half. It was Cloud County’s Gary Hynes’ second goal of the match that would be the deciding factor. The loss brought the Tigers’ overall record to 6-8-1 and their conference record to 3-6-1. The Tigers are the No. 7 seed in the Region VI tournament and will play No. 2 seed Barton County who defeated the tigers 2-1 in their only meeting this season.

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No. 4 Johnson County Cavaliers No. 5 Neosho County Panthers No. 6 Cowley Tigers No. 7 Coffeyville Ravens No. 8 Cloud County Thunderbirds

Jayhawk Conference Region VI Playoff Seedings Men’s Soccer No. 1 Johnson County Cavaliers No. 2 Barton County Cougars No. 3 Garden City Broncbusters No. 4 Cloud County Thunderbirds No. 5 Neosho County Panthers No. 6 Kansas City Red Ravens No. 7 Cowley Tigers No. 8 Allen County Red Devils

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Three mind sets, one solution, do not drink! BY IAN WHITLEY Campus editor

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t is an epidemic that kills more than 50 teens on average a week. Something that kills 6.5 times more young people than all the illegal drugs combined, according to an essay by Dawn Harris. It is underage alcohol consumption, an epidemic that has been growing across the nation. Teen drinking has long been a huge problem in Cowley and Sumner Counties. According to Sumner County Community

never consider the probable outcomes of underage drinking. Outcomes such as alcohol poisoning, vehicle tragedies and DUI charges, or being arrested for underage drinking. In March of 2009, Brayden Popplewell, a Cowley student at the Winfield campus, was involved in an alcohol-related accident. The car flipped over and Popplewell was thrown out. She spent weeks in a Wichita hospital recovering and the driver faced DUI charges. Months later, Popplewell was in another

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ynn French and Rachel Curtiss sing, “Fergalicious” during Karaoke Night on Oct. 15 from 10- midnight at the Alumni Bar and Grill. It was the first karaoke night sponsored by Cowley College’s ‘PAWS’ itive promotions and Alumni Bar and Grill. The first 150 students to pick up a ticket in the student life office were admitted free. (photo by Carly Budd)

accident. It was a two car crash late one Saturday night in rural Sumner County. Popplewell died in the crash, and the driver was arrested for DUI. This incident

I think [peer pressure] is one of the more important aspects of high risk drinking.

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is a perfect example of the Invincibility Complex. Popplewell may or may not have been drinking herself, but she was riding with an intoxicated driver after already being in one car accident while riding with an intoxicated driver. The second mind set is the thirdperson view. A teen may hear about other underage drinking tragedies and continue to sit around and talk about how stupid those teens are while sipping a can of beer. They are making the exact same mistakes; they simply think that they are smarter

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“Yes, it’s a problem because for some reason alcohol is so accessible in this town.” -Erin Burroghs Sophomore

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Cross country teams capture titles BY JORDAN JOHNSTONBAUGH Sports writer

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he Tigers competed in the Conference and Regional meet on Oct. 24. The men’s team placed second in the region with a 5 point loss to Garden City

She had a time of 18:56,7 and finished third overall in the region and first in the conference. There were three other runners who placed in the top 10. Cecilia Burley, sophomore, placed sixth with a time of 19:58 and Leigh Ann Omarknail, freshman, placed seventh with a time of 20:02.2. The last Tiger to fall to finish in the top 10 was

Valerie Bland, freshman, who fished 10th with a time of 20:13.5. Two other runners that placed in the top 20 were freshmen, Bailey Hawkins, in 15th with a time of 20:58.1 and Elly Adamson, in 17th with a time of 21:00.6. The last three Tigers to cross the line were Cassy Kendrick, freshman, with

a 22nd place finish with time of 21:26.3, Jessica Dyer, sophomore, with a 27th place finish and time of 21:51.5. Marvia Lewin, sophomore, finished with a 29th place and time of 21:56.5. The Tigers are not finished yet. Both teams made it to nationals held in Peoria, Ill. The time is to be announced.

“I would say no because we are one of the few countries that have laws against drinking.” -Mitchell Wright Sophomore

“It is a problem because I know very few people who do not drink on campus.” -Shaelynn French Freshman

“No, because at Cowley you find that there is never anything to do on campus, but then on the other hand they are still underage and should not be drinking.” -DeAngelo Hollingsworth Freshman

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Drug Action Team member Marcia Bartleson, that county alone is ranked number five for teen alcohol use. Teens all around Cowley around the nation continue reckless underage drinking largely because of three main mind sets. Those mind sets are the Invincibility Complex, the Third Person View and the Jigsaw Outlook. The Invincibility Complex is probably the foremost liability when it comes to underage drinking. It causes teenagers to believe that nothing will happen to them. It is not because they think they are invincible like Superman, but simply because they

or that they are better than those other teenagers. They do not consider the fact that they are doing the exact same thing. If one is drinking underage, they are still breaking the law and can still be harmed in the same ways. “[The third-person view] is kind of along the line of the invulnerability thing,” said Roy Reynolds, student life counselor. “I think most people have heard of all the negative stories and the negative outcomes of drinking. But unless they identify with that in some way, they aren’t going to take it to heart. That is why when it happens close to home it usually does get a person’s attention.” The third and final mind set is the Jigsaw Outlook. A jigsaw puzzle piece wants to fit in with the rest of the jigsaw pieces; sometimes it wants to fit in there even when it shouldn’t. Sometimes it is even willing to harm itself and take life-threatening risks in order to shove itself into a shape that it is not meant to fit into. In the same ways, many teenagers want to fit in where they shouldn’t, even if it means drinking underage with adults or with other teenagers. Sometimes the desire to fit in and peer pressure can over shadow good common sense and personal safety. ”I think [peer pressure] is one of the more important aspects of high risk drinking,” said Reynolds. “We need to correct misperceptions of teen drinking. For instance, the idea that it’s the norm, which research says that is far from the case. That is confirmed not only by research that is done across the country, but research that we have done right here at Cowley confirms that the hazardous high risk drinking is not the norm, it’s the exception. So if we can correct those misperceptions, we can influence people’s choices on whether to do high risk drinking or not.” Cowley has counseling for students who think they might have a problem with their drinking. If a student wants an independent assessment of their drinking, they can go meet with Reynolds. Evaluations and counseling are completely confidential. No one other than Reynolds will know about it. Reynolds said if students want to meet with him, he could do a quick evaluation, give advice and give recommendations on their drinking.

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“Do you see underage drinking as a problem on campus?”

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Editor in Chief - Megan Berry Campus Editor - Ian Whitley Scene Editor - Eric Smith Advertising Managers - Alyssa Campbell and Mitch Hoover Layout Editor - Chelsea Weathers Sports Editor - Benjamin Donals Online Editor - Christopher Bales Photo Editor - Carly Budd Staff Members - Colin Baker, Trevor Black, Chad Buttram, Richard Gould, Alison Jamerson, Jordan Johnstonbaugh, Kayla Moser, and Anne Sanchez Faculty Advisor- Meg Smith

Bailey Hawkins, freshman, runs in a meet earlier this year. The women brought home the first regional title in school history (photo by Chad Buttram) (44). They took home their fourth straight conference title, winning by 27 with a team time of (2:13:09.2). The women’s team came in first place. This is the first regional title in the program’s history and the first conference title since 2002. They beat the second place team by14 points scoring 41 points in the regional. They ran away with the regional title and won the conference by 18 points. Dustin Mettler, sophomore, led the men with a time of 26:12.7. It was good enough for a fifth place finish and first in the conference “We ran well but we aren’t finished,” said Mettler. The next three Cowley College runners to cross the finish line came within 19 seconds of each other. Phillip Banowetz, sophomore, finished in eighth place with a time of 26:24.2, Brice Irving, sophomore, had a time of 26:31.5 coming in ninth. The only Cowley freshman to finishing in the top 10 with a time of 26:43.6 was Josh Gacia. Isbek Salinas, sophomore, finished 17th with a time of 27:17.1 The next two to cross the line coming in 19th and 20th were Cianan Kutil, sophomore, at 72:20.4 and Tyson Christensen, freshman. Abdesalam Ali, sophomore, finished in the top 30 with a time of 27:38.6. On the women’s side, Robin Ray, sophomore, was the first to cross the line.

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Pavlovic and Bruce-Burgess ace top-ten finishes BY BENJAMIN DONALS Sports editor

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ophomores Lloyd Bruce-Burgess and Adriana Pavlovic eased their way through their ITA/Wilson Central Region Tennis Tournament championship matches. Pavlovic continued her success by placing third at Small College Nationals while Lloyd-Burgess [still looking for a good term] to a seventh place finish. Bruce-Burgess was up against the fence from the start. His first match was against top-seeded Damian Hume of Collin County Community College. Bruce-Burgess was defeated 5-7 in a tough first set. Hume put away the second set quickly however with a 6-1 victory to win the match. Hume would eventually win the singles title among NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and JUCO tennis players. “I had a bad draw going into the tournament with Damien [in the] first round; two years ago he was in the top 20 in the world for 18 and under. However, I pushed him in a tight first set and had chances to win it but the second set got away from me,” said Bruce-Burgess. Bruce-Burgess then played a rematch against Seminole State’s Mbonisi Ndimande. Bruce-Burgess cruised through the first set 6-3. Ndimande won a tiebreaker 7-6 in the second set forcing a decisive third set. Ndimande took the match into his hands at that point winning 6-2 and gave Bruce-Burgess his second loss of the tournament. Bruce-Burgess had defeated Ndimande in straight sets, two weeks prior in the ITA/Wilson Central Region Tennis Tournament championship match. “I won the first set and was feeling good about the second,” said Bruce-Burgess. “It went to a tiebreak and I had chances to win it but he came up with some unbelievable shots to win the second set.” Bruce-Burgess went on to say that Ndimande played a great third set while his

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I just stuck to the same routine, tried to concentrate, and knew I just needed a solid performance to win. ~ Sophomore Lloyd

that tournament also. “I’m disappointed I finished lower than last years sixth [place] and I drew the number one seed two years in a row which makes it hard to finish high at this tournament; just bad luck I guess,” said Bruce-Burgess. The season was not a disappointing

CIARA CORBOY SOCCER Where did you grow up? I grew up in Dublin, Ireland. What is your family background? My whole family is from Dublin. My mother has five brothers and five sisters and my dad has five brothers and one sister. I have two brothers, Ryan and Connor. What was it like growing up there? I love right in the heart of Dublin; it’s a lively town. It’s a small country about five hours long to drive. I lived near the beach, movie theatres and malls.

What has your best moment been as a Cowley soccer player? When I scored against Butler. What position do you play? I play all over but mainly forward. Where do you plan to go after this? I want to go play at a Division one or two school, OSU hopefully. What are some of your hobbies? I like hanging out with my teammates and also my best friends, Katie and Ana. I like shopping and playing soccer in my spare time. What is your favorite kind of music? Techno. I must admit, country music has taken up space on my iPod too since I came here. What is your favorite food? My favorite food would have to be Mexican. What is your favorite kind of shoe? My favorite shoes are Air Force One.

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front they both get a ticket.” If the student reporting the issue is unsatisfied with the results after telling the RA, he or she should go tell the dorm manager. “If they do not think it is followed through with or something like that the student needs to contact the dorm manager, security or myself,” said West. Situations may arise that are out of both the RA and the dorm manger’s hands and the situation needs to be brought up to a higher figure. “If the dorm manger doesn’t do anything about it then they need to contact myself and if they feel like I didn’t do anything, they need to contact security and Sue Saia,” said West. With all the rules stated in the handbook, it would be clear as day what should happen but that is rarely the situation. Most issues are in the grey but if drug use were given zero tolerance then there would be no grey area, just black and white.

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Why did you choose Cowley? The atmosphere seemed great. The coach was very nice too.

Sophomore Lloyd Bruce-Burgess and coach Josh Cobble discuss during Small College Nationals in Mobile, Ala. Bruce-Burgess placed seventh in the tournament. (courtesy photo)

OCT 29, 2009

BY RICHARD GOULD Staff writer

level dropped slightly. Bruce-Burgess played his final match against Gabriel Nicotra of Meridan Community College. He defeated Nicotra in straight sets 6-3, 6-0 to place seventh at the tournament. “The third match I knew I had to pick myself up after the tough losses and knew also I was a heavy favorite to win the match,” said Bruce-Burgess. “So I just stuck to the same routine, tried to concentrate and knew I just needed a solid performance to win.” Last year, Bruce-Burgess placed sixth at Small College Nationals. He played the number one seed in the opening round of

one for Bruce-Burgess though. He won the regional tournament and also defeated the No. 6 player in Division II. Pavlovic continued her success from Regionals at Small College Nationals. In her first match against Saddleback Community College’s Erika Kagawa Pavlovic held Kagawa scoreless in both sets 6-0, 6-0. Still rolling, Pavlovic played her second round match against Jillian O’Neill of Hillsborough Community College. Pavlovic lost a tough first set tiebreaker 6-7. She didn’t let her first loss set her back, as she won the second set 6-4 forcing a third set. O’Neill dug past Pavlovic however, with a 6-3 victory in the final set. O’Neill would go on to win the junior college women’s title. Still searching for a top-three finish Pavlovic faced Reedley College’s Yumiko Justin. Not to be denied a medal Pavlovic defeated Justin in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. Bruce-Burgess The win cemented her third place finish at the tournament. “I thought they both had a good experience. They both could have played better at times but they were still able to have a good showing,” Head Coach Josh Cobble said “That says a lot for the two of them to have finished that well and could have played better.” The teams begin play again this spring.

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rug use in the America is a big issue at college. When students are away from home for the first time, they are finally free to make their own decisions and drugs is one of the issues that comes up. Cowley has taken the stand of zero tolerance when it comes to drug use. “Drug use will not be tolerated,” said Vice President of Student Affairs, Sue Saia. However, what is said and what happens are two different things. To me zero tolerance is if you get caught even once then it is game over for you. No matter who you are, your background or where you are from, everyone is equal so the rules should apply to everyone. The rule should be not be three strikes you are out, but only one strike and you are out. The Student Handbook states that drug use in dorms is split into three violations. One violation is the unlawful possession, which includes illegal drugs. The penalty placed on this violation varies from case to case but the minimum penalty is a $200 fine and a report to the Ark City Police Department. Immediate dismissal from the dorms is also possible as well. The second violation is possession of alcohol. The college states that no alcoholic or cereal malt beverages are allowed on the campus or at school-sponsored functions. The penalty is split into two offenses. The first offense consists of a $200 fine, parental notification and mandatory counseling assessment. Each additional offense is a $200 fine,

Number of Arrests on Campus Alcohol in the dorms is a growing issue on campus. (photo courtesy of Google Images photo illustration by Christopher Bales) the Ark City Police Department notified, five mandatory counseling sessions and possible dismissal from the dorms. The last violation is tobacco use. The penalty placed on tobacco use is fines will be assessed. The college does not allow smoking and chewing tobacco in the dormitories. Many students may not know how to report such incidents but it is all located in

the Student Handbook. Direct of Housing, Landon West said “They [dorm residents] can report it to the RA [Resident Assistant], and the RA will go to the dorm manage, myself or security.” If alcohol is reported, both dorm students will be issued tickets. “Depending on the situation, automatically they both will get a ticket,” said West. “They both live in that room. They can appeal that but up

Possession of Marijuana: One Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: One Purchase, Possession and Consumption of Liquor: Six Statistics courtesy of the Ark City Police Department

Weather differences affect the way students dress BY ALYSSA CAMPBELL Ad manager Students arrive at Cowley from all corners of the world including Brazil, North Dakota, England, Oklahoma, Jamaica, Arkansas, Italy and some come from right around the block here in Arkansas City. The difference from the locals and the foreigners is that the locals know how to dress for whatever ball Mother Nature decides to throw in Kansas. For some reason, Matt Lafferty, from North Dakota, has the opposite problem of Marvia Lewin, from Jamaica. Lafferty is from a state that gets around seven to eight inches of snow and has below zero degree temperature, whereas Lewin is used to a temperature that stays around 80 to 90 degrees year-round. As summer faded into fall in Kansas, the weather has turned towards the ugly for Lewin but did not seem to have an effect on Lafferty. In Jamaica, Lewin wears T-shirts and jeans most of the time. The interesting part about that is that Lafferty wears the same thing in North Dakota.

Sophomore Marvia Lewin believes that the temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit is too cold for her while Freshman Matt Lafferty believes it is fine. (photo by Kayla Moser) If the tables were switched, like it has been for Lewin, Lafferty would not be able to stand the heat in Jamaica and Lewin is currently suffering Kansas’ fall and winter. Lewin got her hands on a lot of coats after

realizing how cold it is for her here. “When it is cold I get real sick,” Lewin said. She is not used to the weather being so chilly and gets sick more often than the

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average Kansasan does in the winter. As for Lafferty, the weather does not faze him a bit. When asked about what he thought on people wearing winter clothes already, he said, “I think it is funny to laugh at, but I understand because you guys are not used to cold, cold weather.” He says this as he wears a tee shirt and jeans in the rain at 60 degrees while Lewin wears sweat pants and a hoodie for warmth. Even though they are both far from home, they have found some sort of comfort here at Cowley College to stay in Kansas and deal with the wicked weather here. “I really miss back home,” said Lewin, “I miss the partying, my friends and the beach.” The story seems to be the same for Lafferty as he shared, “I miss the snow and just miss being able to go to a hill and snowboard.” Although, surely, when Lewin and Laffery do go home, there will not be any missing Kansas. Mother Nature’s instant change in mood drives the foreigners crazy as well as the rest of us that live here.


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Building and maintaining healthy relationships BY TREVOR BLACK Staff writer

date. ·Practice saying “no” firmly. ·Don’t give into pressure to prove how much you care. If you follow these tips and pay attention to Red Flag Day, being in an unhealthy relationship will be hard to come by.. Paying attention to clues and to the actions of your partner, you will be able to stay out of a complicated situation.

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n Nov. 17, students in relationships will be able to hear if the relationship they are in is healthy for them. “[Red Flag Day is] going to be an awareness campaign about domestic abuse,” said Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs. In the upcoming weeks one may notice several posters and other advertisements about Red Flag Day, which will be put on by PAWS [Peers Advocating Wellness for Students]. Students wishing to attend this event will be able to from 10:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. in the McAtee Dining Center. There will be fun and educational activities planned along with lots of information about domestic abuse, how to tell if you are in an unhealthy relationship and how to get out of one. Safe Homes, an organization that supports survivors in domestic violence will also be there to talk about it. Listed on the Safe Homes website are seven tips on finding a good person to date: ·Get to know someone before you begin dating. Usually, friendship is the first quality. ·Dating should involve fun and laughter. It should be based on mutual respect and getting to know one another. ·Dating does not mean you have to have sex. ·If you don’t know a person real well, go on group dates until you feel comfortable. ·Decide limits for yourself when on a

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Tigers rise to number one ranking in Region VI Conference BY JORDAN JOHNSTONBAUGH Sports writer

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he fifth ranked Tigers went into last week’s game in second place in their conference. The played Neosho County on Wed. Oct., 14 and were looking to stay in the race for a conference title. The Tigers defeated Neosho in three straight sets 25-19, 25-15 and 25-19. In the game versus Neosho, the Tigers showed why they are ranked fifth. In the NJCAA. Roslandy Acosta, freshman, led the Cowley Tigers with 12 kills and three blocks. Keshia Clark, sophomore, added nine kills and three blocks and Sarah Eldridge, sophomore, added 20 assists. Michelle O’Dell, sophomore, had 12 digs, while Kelsey Patterson, freshman, chipped in with six kills. The Tigers played Highland (20-3) Saturday looking to take over first place in their conference. Highland was also unbeaten in conference play. The Tigers showed no mercy defeating Highland in three straight sets 25-18, 25-17 and 25-18, and handed them their first conference loss of the season. This put the Tigers in first place in the conference with only a couple of games left on the schedule. Sarah Skinner, freshman, led Cowley with 10 kills and two blocks, while fellow teammates Acosta and Elena Berroteran, freshman added nine kills each. Clark had

Teen Abuse Facts 1 in 3 teenagers know someone who has been punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner. 80% of teens surveyed in the new study thought that verbal abuse was a “serious issue” for their age group. Only 33% of teens who had been in or known about an abusive relationship reported it. A couple marches down the carpet holding hands demonstrating one part to a healthy relationship . A healthy relationship is what Red Flag Day is all about. (photo illustration by Kayla Moser)

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Hard work and dedication requires sacrifice Bertha Zhao recently acted in an H&R Block commercial, but she also attends Cowley as a full-time student, has a family and has a full-time job.      Zhao is from Mexico and attended college there to major in Industrial Engineering. She had two years left when she decided to come to the United States. She got a job at H&R Block.      Zhao works about 30 hours per week at H&R Block. She has been working for the company for three years as a tax preparer and she gives the Spanish/English class in Wichita. As a tax professional, she helps people receive bigger refunds on their taxes.      Due to a lack of shyness, her district manager asked her to go to Kansas City to work on a promotional project.      The commercial took a couple of days to make and each day lasted from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the first day, the English speakers filmed, and on the second day the bilingual people filmed. After the commercial, Zhao continued her education at Cowley.      Zhao attended Cowley in 2004 but dropped for a few years. She had to be in bed resting for four months with her

daughter who will be four years old in November.      After having troubles staying pregnant, her baby was the answer to her prayers. After losing two babies, one of which was stillborn, she knows how special it is to have a daughter.     “She is the center of my world,” Zhao said. “I enjoy being a mom.”     Zhao attends the Mulvane campus on Tues. and Thurs. and takes three hours of online classes. She is working for a degree in accounting.      She wanted to get school done earlier but Zhao said life does not always go the way you want it to. The (image courtesy of http://sincerelykristin.wordpress.com) support she gets

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from her husband and daughter keeps her motivated.     On top of her job, home responsibilities and her education, Zhao is also an officer for the Phi Theta Kappa at the Mulvane Center. Nancy Ayers, mathematics instructor and Phi Theta Kappa Advisor enjoys working with Zhao.      Ayers has seen Zhao’s hard work and dedication. “When she commits to something, I know she will follow it through to completion and it will be done right,”Ayers said.      Keeping this busy schedule, one would normally get tired or start slacking on certain areas, but Zhao keeps busy at work and continues to work really hard.      “Everything you learn is useful for something,” said Zhao. She attends college because she knows it is the best investment that one can do. “The U.S. is the land of opportunity,” said Zhao, “But everything requires dedication and sacrifices.”     Zhao said that juggling this agenda required a lot of sacrifice. She gets about three to four hours of sleep every night, including weekends. She gives up sleep, because she knows that spending time with her husband and daughter is more important.

Lindsey Chandler, freshman prepares to tip the ball during play earlier this season. The Tigers recently rose to the number one ranking in the Region VI Conference. (photo by Carly Budd)

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eight kills and three blocks. Eldridge added in the game 21 assists while O’ Dell, added in 13 digs and the Tigers got their biggest win of their season. The fifth ranked Tigers’ next match was Butler Community College on Wed. Oct., 21. They were looking to stay in first place and win their ninth match in a row. As they had been doing all year, the Tigers beat the Grizzlies in three straight sets 25-22, 25-23 and 25-17. The Tigers won their ninth game in a row and stayed in first place in the conference with five games left on the schedule before the district tournament. If the Tigers keep this winning streak up, they will be hosting the tournament. After pulling out a close win of game one, Cowley fell behind 6-2 to start the second game and trailed 23-20. Acosta served the final five points to help Cowley take game two. Feeding off the come from behind win of game two, Cowley was in control of the third and final game as they won easily, 25-17. Acosta and Berroteran, led the Lady Tigers with 11 kills each. Clark added eight kills, while Skinner and Lindsay Chandler, freshman, each chipped in with seven kills and only one hitting error. Eldridge, the setter for the Tigers, finished the match with 22 assists, while Kaitlin Stearns, freshman, had a team-high of 18 digs.


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elling people about life stories is a life changing experience for anyone that will listen and Fields of Faith does just that. “Fields of Faith is based out of the two Chronicles 34 Chapter where he comes down to the people instead of preaching from an elevated status,” said Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Dane Straight. Fields of Faith takes place on an athletic field. “It is typically a better place because they [athletic fields] are not as intimidating because you go to athletic fields all the time to watch games and everything, “said Straight. Planning an event like this takes time and energy just like any other event where people come together to gather. “It was definitely towards the end of the week so it was more like a week that we started really putting things together,” said Jamie Blackim, sophomore. “This year all the leaders of FCA [Fellowship of Christian Athletes] really came together and really pulled together.” Not only did planning take place just a week before, but also some of the ideas came even a year before. “Really in the last couple of weeks is where we started giving the kids ideas of where they need to go and what they need to do,” said Straight. “They went out and got everything setup.” Like other events, music tends to bring people at peace and be friendlier. “I had talked with one of our member’s younger gentlemen to see if he could do it but unfortunately he had the honors banquet across the hallway so he was unable,” said Straight. When one door closes one door opens just like how life goes. “I actually just asked Steve [Butler] if he knew of anybody and he said that he might be able to do it and I said that sounded like a great idea,” said Straight. “Steve [Butler] was gracious enough to put everyone together and get down and do it for us last night Many people have different opinions about what is the best part of Fields of Faith. “Steve Butler. I love Christian rock so that is my favorite part,” said Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs. “The student testimonies are really cool because I usually end up learning something about our students that I did not before.” There is always room for improvement though. “It could have been better if it was on the field,” said Leah Riley, freshman. “We could have reached more people if it was instead of a stage.” Fields of Faith was held in the Robert Brown Theater instead of the soccer field this year due to the weather. The students enjoyed the testimonies just the same.

Above members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and members of the praise and worship band come together to give thanks for the accomplishments for the night. Below: Sophomore Amber Mason, Sophomore Katie Gillmore, Freshman Allison Hoover give praise and thanks during the Praise and Worship section of Fields of Faith led by Steve Butler on piano, Jordan Butler on guitar, Page Butler on drums, and Ben Whitener on bass guitar. (photos by Richard Gould)

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KNEA sponsors local clothing drive and dance-offs BY MEGAN BERRY Editor-in-chief

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NEA is an organization that a lot of people do not know a lot about. It stands for Kansas National Education Association KNEA-SP. Members with major leadership roles include Aubrey Lyman, Samantha Thieme, Micaela Marks and Wrylie Finkle. It is an education club open to everyone. One of the main things KNEA focuses on is service through community. Students are expected to come up with ideas on how they can better serve their community. “The thinking behind that is if we can meet the basic needs of children within the community, they will perform better in school,” said Julie Rhoads, member of elementary education faculty. “So one of the ideas we brainstormed was a clothing drive.” On Nov. 7, they are going to open the Wright room and people in the community will be able to come in and pick out any clothing they want for free. “It’s kind of like an exchange,” said Rhoads. “So if anybody in the community has clothing that they can’t wear anymore because they’ve grown out of it, bring it to us. We sort it out by gender and size, and then other people in the community can benefit from it.” They are collecting clothing of all sizes for all ages mainly focusing on winter clothing items such as sweaters, shoes, coats etc. They really want to focus on meeting the needs of the children, [birth – 18] in the community. “With the current economic situation like it is, we figured there’s going to be more families who find it difficult to buy winter clothing,” said Rhoads. The clothes should be considered wearable and appear slightly used meaning no holes or stains. New items will be accepted as well. Students who need ACES service hours can come in and help on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and sort clothing. Students can also assist with setting up the store on Nov. 6 at

12 p.m. in the Wright room or that can help the day of distribution Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. “We’ve gathered up a decent amount but we would love to get more,” said Lyman. Clothing items can be dropped off in the Social Science department 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon-Fri and are being accepted until Nov. 4.  Along with the clothing drive, they are sponsoring a dance competition – Cowley’s Best Dance Crew. It is scheduled for Dec. 1 in the Brown Center Theater at 7 p.m. The competition will be open to any Cowley College Student who would like to put together a crew. KNEA or any national education association sponsors an outreach to teach. Every year when they do their national conference they pick a school in the city where the conference is going to be held and they have 300 – 400 volunteers. The volunteers show up at the school and do a mini make over. “It’s kind of like Extreme Home Make-over only on a mini scale,” said Rhoads. “It’s things they can do in one day like paint walls, murals, or gardening.” The students involved in KNEA wanted to do something similar right here in Ark City. “The dance competition is a chance to raise some funds to go towards the project,” said Rhoads. To promote the competition, there have been dance off competitions around campus for the last couple of weeks. The first dance off was in the cafeteria on Oct. 15 and the second took place on Oct. 20 in Webb Brown.  “Everyone was pretty excited,” said Lyman. “There were a lot of people out there dancing.” Prizes were handed out to the best dancers. They are hoping to have a few more dance offs before Dec. 1. Registration forms are due Nov. 20 by 4 p.m. To learn more information or pick up a flier, go to the Social Science department. Crews can include a minimum of three people and can be up to 12. It needs to be a two minute choreographed dance. The winners will get prizes and the pride of

knowing that they are the best dance crew at Cowley. Tickets for the competition will be sold prior to the event and at the door for $2. There is no registration fee for the dance crews. KNEA students are going to write a grant. “NEA sponsors a number of grants that they can apply for,” said Rhoads. “So we’re hoping to get $1000 from that grant that we can put with whatever money we raise from the dance competition and go with one of the local schools.”

Right now, Frances Willard is the number one school that KNEA has their eyes set on. For one reason, it is close to campus; anyone who wants to help out can. Also, it is an extremely small school that could use a lot of painting and reconstruction on the playground. However, they still need to approach the school to see if they would be interested and willing. “It’s really stressful but I know in the end it’ll be really rewarding to help a lot of people and a lot of kids who need it,” said Lyman.

Students shows what it takes to make become a part of Cowley’s Best Dance Crew. There are many moves that students involve to show their creative dancing abilities. (illustration by Alison Jamerson)

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members BY ERIC SMITH Scene editor Phi Theta Kappa [PTK] is a national honor society for community colleges across the nation. The Cowley chapter of PTK recently inducted 42 new members into their program. They recently held a ceremony where about 70 people, including the inductees and their family, attended. Melinda Neal, faculty advisor on the Ark City campus welcomed the new members and had a video showed explaining the honor and benefits of being a member. Irona Cliver, a recent graduate and the current alumni president, gave a speech about what membership in PTK has meant to her and shared qualities of a good leader.

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PTK will have another ceremony in the fall for more inductees. All of the people who are eligible for PTK should receive a letter in the mail that tells them they are eligible and how to join. It is not too late to join PTK. If a student has received a letter of invitation to join, they have until Nov. 15 to do so. All they need to do is contact

Neal. PTK is here to prove leadership, service and scholastic opportunities to students. Some of the things they do include putting on the Science Academic Day, working with the Salvation Army to give turkeys to less wealthy families, attending leadership conventions and their current international service project which is called Keep America Beautiful. Some of the things that PTK has done so far include putting recycling bins in the dorms and helping create the garden outside of the Kerr Tech Building. Pictured left: Phi Theta Kappa members pose for a picture. The induction was held in the Wright room on Sun. Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. (file photo)

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shley Spencer has been a Cowley pitcher and strives to do well academically and athletically. She was a Kansas Scholars Curriculum recipient from Southeast High School. Who is your favorite college team? Since i was young, I have always liked KU. Where do you plan on going next year? I really do not know where I am going after Cowley, but it is based on where I want to continue my softball career and my education. What do you do on your off time? On my off time, I usually just hang out with friends or watch tv. What are your three prized possessions? My three prized possessions would have to be my glove, ponytail holders and my cell phone. If you were on an island and you could only have one thing, what would it be? I would take my laptop that would have to have an unlimited battery and internet connection. What is your favorite time of the year? My favorite time of the year is summer. I love warm weather.

What does it mean to be Student of the Month? To be Student of the Month is a great honor. It means a lot to have the teachers and faculty see something in me to be deserving of the award.

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Meetings are held once a month at 5 p.m. in Gallie Johnson in room 306 otherwise known as 206.

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How do you make yourself better at pitching? I always set high goals for my pitching.

How have you impacted others? I was at a softball coaching camp when I realized I could make an impact on young girls and it just kind of escalated from there. How has Cowley affected you? I think Cowley will be a big stepping stone

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April Nittler or Scott Layton or ask any of the fellow members in the club.

There are 20-25 members that have joined this club.

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All a student has to do in order to be in the club, is to show up at its monthly meetings and pay the dues.

Yes, we do fun activities throughout the year in the past. We went to Wichita and played Laser Quest and we also went to the zoo.

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What did you think when you received the award? It means a lot to have the teachers and faculty see something in me to be deserving of the award.

How has Cowley been helpful with softball? The school has been amazing with the softball team, and the teachers and faculty here are great, I really like the atmosphere and warmth at Cowley.

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Some students join as a requirement of the General Science scholarship. Other students join to help them with their major. Students also join because they are interested in math and science.

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The club goes on trips throughout the year, and has guest speakers to talk to the members. Most of the meetings talk about what is going on in the club.

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There isn’t really any fundraising involved.

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Anyone can join as long as you are a Cowley student. However, you have to pay a 25 dollar fee.

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lipping through a magazine while waiting to check out of Wal-Mart, you notice some models wearing great looking clothes with designer labels. You also notice that you have never seen anything like them around this area. One of the fashion difficulties we as Kansans face is how much longer it takes high style to reach stores near us. There are very few ways to get designer labels such as Prada, Gucci or Dolce and Gabbana without boarding a plane and flying to a much bigger city. Even if the clothes are not designer brand, it takes local stores much longer to get a shipment in than it would in larger cities. When you ask someone where they bought an adorable coat, they usually tell you Dallas, Tulsa or Kansas City. Serious shoppers typically travel to larger cities to have their shopping needs met. When you watch TV there are a lot more fashion pieces that you will never have the chance to buy because they will never make it to smaller cities like ours. Even stores in Wichita are limited because it is in the Midwest. Most high fashion is located in coastal cities such as New York or Los Angeles. Styles that are seen in Paris or Italy will also have a difficult time reaching the Midwest states such as Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas. However, larger franchises like Target, for example, are featuring less known designers form Paris and New York that still have the high fashion look but for an

What activities are you involved in? I am involved in Phi Theta Kappa, the IMPACT program, a tutor, a Resident Assistant for Docking Dormitory, a student ambassador, and a Cowley Captain.

What is your favorite memory of Cowley so far? My favorite memory at Cowley has been going to Nationals. That is one of those experiences you will never forget.

BY KAYLA MOSER Staff photographer The Math and Science club of Cowley College is here to seek and promote students interests in the discipline of mathematics and science and to enrich learning opportunities in mathematics and science throughout the college and community through extra curricular activities. The club is sponsored by April Nittler and Scott Layton. The president is Robin Ray, sophomore, the vice president is Jamie Hyle, sophomore, and the co-secretaries are Bridget Frank, sophomore., and Alexandra Stewart. The club has different events throughout the year such as Math and Science Day. Their next meeting will be Thurs., Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. The club also puts on events such as Math and Science Day. I spoke to Freshman, Matt Lafferty, who is a member of the Math and Science Club and got some more insight about the club.

for me, it has helped me improve as a player and a person.

Why did you choose Cowley? I chose Cowley because of the softball program. I knew Cowley had a good program and I wanted to be a part of it. Once I got here, I loved how friendly everyone was and how they make you feel right at home.

Fashion in the Midwest affordable price. Another way to get on top of the latest fashion is ordering online. The Internet has an unlimited amount of stores you can choose from that will have every necessity for looking great. Some stores only offer Internet access

Layering a hoodie over a t-shirt has been in style for a couple of years. Nathan Rains, freshman, walks to the cafeteria looking fashionable. (photo by Carly Budd)

such as Zappos, the place where you can find any type of shoe as well as any accessory. There may be shipping fees but many stores offer free shipping. EBay is another great place to purchase lower cost designer labels. A disadvantage to ordering online is that you cannot try the clothes on to see how they fit. Many different brands run in different sizes so it is hard to tell which size is right for you. Also, it is difficult to see the articles of clothing on the computer screen. The site may have additional views but do not show everything about the clothes. It is also impossible to feel the clothing. Specific materials may be rougher than others. There are plus sides to wearing fashion in the Midwest. Clothing styles last longer. Think of the typical clothes you buy. They have generally been the same type of clothes the store has always offered. Sure, new designs come out with each season but they are the same basic type of clothing. In coastal cities, styles go out all the time. It would take dedication and money to keep up with the fashion. Living in Kansas is not a bad thing for style. It gives the opportunity to be creative and make your own style. Recycling clothes and jewelry to make numerous combinations of outfits is fun and saves money. Why waste time trying to keep up with the rush of fashion in the coast when you can look exquisite in your own affordable, smart style.

Children’s Show Journal: Number one BY MITCH HOOVER Ad manager

Oct. 13, 2009 36 days until show time I found out I am to play Sam the Jester in the Cowley production of “Rapunzel”. This means a couple of my favorite things will come into play. I’ll get to juggle, wear face paint, and be a complete fool on stage. I love it. I am really excited for this play and plan on having a lot of fun with this character. Everyone else seems to be excited about their characters too and considering there are about 20 characters that is a very good thing. The first read through of the play went really well. Everyone got really into the script and tossed ideas back and forth. Scott wants me to learn front flips for this part as well. Front flips on a stage with no real gymnastics experience, Count Me In! Time to hit the gym! Oct. 15, 2009 33 days until show time First real practice went decently, we blocked scene four today and it went OK. Just a few minor kinks we need to work out

like blocking on the stage. For those who don’t know, blocking in a nutshell is placing the actors on stage where the director thinks is appropriate. Learned how to front flip on a tumbling track! The first flip was so much fun and it was easier than I thought! I’ll throw it on the mat next week. Oct. 22, 2009 26 days until show time Practices are starting to get somewhere now. People are beginning to get an idea on their characters and the other Jesters and I are working out some fun things to do on stage. Kids are gonna love this! Good news and bad news: Good, I landed a front flip on the mat like third try and continued to be semi-consistent with them. Now the bad news, on my last attempt I landed wrong and heard a crack in my neck, no bueno. I cracked down some Tylenol and took care of myself. Heading out to the Halloween Dance right after was probably not the best idea. I just have to be very careful about this! Oct. 23, 2009 25 days until show time I tried on my outfit for the show today. It

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looks really legit and I can still do a roundoff in it so it should be all right. My head isn’t hurting anymore so I should be all right. We had our first full run through attempt as well. This did not end well though. Due to some conflicting schedules, we ended up starting an hour late with half the cast there. Not looking too good now but I am sure we will all come around. Only time will tell! MORE TO COME STAY TUNED

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CC Singers and Concert Choir Concert

Oct. 27 Cowley Concert Choir and CC Singers perform in the Brown Theater at 7 p.m.

Teen Book Club

Oct. 28 The Teen Book Club meets again on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in the teen room of the Public Library.

Arkalalah Queen Coronation

Oct. 30 There will be a ceremony and a performance by various choirs, culminating the the coronation of this years Queen Alalah. It will be at the Brown Center at 8 p.m.

Writer’s Corner

Nov. 3 Creative Claws will host Writer’s Corner at 7 p.m. at Brown’s.

Concert Band Fall Concert Nov. 12 The Concert Band will be performing a concert in the Brown Center at 7 p.m.

Children’s Show

Nov. 16 The theater department will be performing “Repunzel“ at 1 p.m. in the Brown Center.

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many times before I get bored. The sheer volume of zombie movies and video games is just too much. If we are going to have imaginary people, why can’t we at least have something cool like Jedi. Sure, the last three Star Wars movies fell below expectations and I am not even going to justify Clone Wars by calling it a movie, but that does not take away from the fact that Jedi are awesome. With all of the books and video games going along with Star Wars, I find that to be a much better way to spend my time.

to say the least. That is the main thing the members of the walking dead have on the Jedi. They irates, High School Musical, The Jonas are not impossible to defeat by the average Brothers, fake emo kids and Twitter. person. A well aimed shot between the These are just a few of the fads in the eyes of a zombie and they are down for the last couple years that have gotten under count. Whereas a Jedi will block anything my skin. Lately, especially around this time you throw at them, creating a bubble of year, we have been seeing a rise in more around their little body or force jumping annoying fads. I am talking of course about out of the way of any impending doom. vampires, zombies and post-apocalyptic Zombies have this and they also have movie genres. the ability to take out an entire country. The one annoying thing that I just cannot All it takes is one bite from a zombie and understand is you turn, then the vampire that person bites phenomenon. another, then The genre got another and soon started in the early humans are not 90’s with shows the dominate race and movies like on the planet. Buffy: the Vampire With the Jedi, Slayer, Underworld they are going and Van Helsing, to win anyway and some minor so there does not books like The seem to be any Vampire Chronicles. reason to fight. A The genre then Zombie plague hit a peak when can be stopped Stephanie Meyer with some focus. wrote a teenage One other love story called thing I love Twilight. Now we about Zombies have shows such Eric Smith, sophomore, and Mitch Hoover, sophomore, fight each other using their is way they as The Vampire weapon of choice. (illustration by Chris Bales) look. They Diaries, True Blood look extremely and Blood Ties. BY MITCH HOOVER frightening. You run into that in an alley In the last couple of years people have Ad manager and the fright alone could paralyze you, been obsessed with the end of the world. leaving you helpless to defend yourself. We have been bombarded with movies such Before I stand up for the obviously A Jedi looks like he is about to go give as I am Legend, 28 Days Later, Terminator unappreciated friends of mine from the a sermon at church with all the robes and Salvation, Resident Evil, Cloverfield, Knowing, undead, I have to concur with Eric on one will probably be babbling about some midiZombieland and even TV shows like Jericho. fact: Vampire movies are getting ridiculous. chlorian count we as an audience do not Woody Harrelson has even been in two Stop making them Hollywood, we mean it. really care about. A zombie on the other this year [Zombieland, 2012]. Movies like Placing zombies within the same group as hand will just moan and advance on your this make you wonder how many times the vampires and putting them below a Jedi helpless flesh. world can end. Most make you wish the however is blasphemy. Finally, zombies did not mess up world would end. It has also been making Zombie movies have done nothing but their movies with bad acting because the its way into video games such as Left 4 continue to advance since Romero’s Night acting is not what makes a zombie film Dead, Resident Evil, Dead Rising and many of the Living Dead in 1968. Special effects good. Star Wars had Hayden Christensen, more. used since the 70’s still hold true today and enough said. So when it comes time to I have no problem with the zombie CGI [computer-generated imagery] is used choose between some horrible Star Wars culture. As long as they are in small doses sparingly. George Lucas, on the other hand, spin-off and a good 90 minutes of zombie they are a lot of fun. Unfortunately there has taken what was once good about Star apocalypse, make the right choice, support are just too many of them. I can only see Wars and made it completely CGI driven, the undead. a lifeless body getting shot in the head so making the Jedi an unbeatable force, boring

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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? 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?

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Leave Fido home please BY COLIN BAKER Staff writer

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ood $20. Collar $10. Cleaning supplies $45. Toys $100. Spending time with your pet, priceless The pet policy on campus has some students heartbroken that they cannot bring their lifelong friend to live with them in the residence halls. “I think they should allow some pets on campus and in our dorms,” said Bridget Frank, sophomore. “But it is understandable that they don’t allow them. So it is kind of a common sense thing.” Frank has two six-year-old Labs named Sugar and Snowflake and an eight-year-old Parakeet named Bud. She would not mind bringing the bird, but the canines would have a problem. “My bird wouldn’t be a problem except for maybe a small noise factor,” Frank said. “My dogs would tear everything up and just get into everything, Shed everywhere, bark, all those things dogs do.” Frank has a few animals she thinks should be permitted in the dorms. “I think they should allow fish, hamsters, gerbils and small animals,” Frank said. “If they are in a cage or a tank then they won’t cause too many problems.” Freshman Kaleo Almeida has the same views as Frank on the subject. “I miss my dog a lot and I wish he could be here,” Almeida said. “I understand that they won’t allow us to have pets in the dorms.”

Odd Jobs BY ALISON JAMERSON Staff writer After a life-long interest in biology and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Betty Brecheisen has worked in the laboratory at Sumner Regional Medical Center for 40 years. She has been in the bacteria area for about 30 of those. Brecheisen is well known around the Medical Center for the “unofficial Betty sniff-test”, where she names the bacteria by its odor before it has

Almeida has a two-year-old Staff Bull terrier named Venon. “I love that dog to death; he is like my best friend,” Almeida said. “I would take good care of him if he was here.” Almeida said he understands the rules of not having pets and some of the consequences that could come with it. “I think there would be a problem because of your roommate not agreeing of the idea. The dog could tear something of theirs up and they could get mad and overall it would be a bad situation.” Almeida also thinks that small pets that could be kept in a cage would be OK. “Those pets wouldn’t be hard to take care of,” Almeida said. “I mean it would only take cleaning the cage and feeding them and that’s all.” Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs, has specific reasons for why the college has rules for the pets in the dorms. “We look out for health concerns of other students,” Saia said. “Students could have allergies towards dogs and cats and those sorts of things.” The college used to allow aquariums until some things just did not go to plan. “We allowed them, but people had trouble cleaning them up,” Saia said. “Some people would ask since we allowed fish if they could have other things in aquariums. They asked if we would allow snakes, lizards and other creatures.” Not only surrounding students could be affected but employees can be as well. “Some of our employees, like maintenance,

There has been a 43 percent growth in online courses this semester and some adjustments needed to be made in order to provide faster and more efficient service to the students seeking Help Desk assistance. From now on, Presidium [the company who currently manages the help desk] will handle all students seeking assistance with ANGEL. They are now being branded as the “Angel Help Desk”. All other technical assistance areas [Cmail, Campus Connect,

Many students have to leave their beloved pets home for the school year. (photo courtesy google images) could be allergic to dogs and cats,” Saia said. “They could not like a certain animal and not want anything to do with the room they are in. ”There has been a problem before to where a pet got loose in the dorms. “About 10 years ago a lizard got lose in one of the dorms,” Saia said. “That caused a lot of problems and panic.”

begun to grow on the plate. This, of course, does not pass as a diagnosis, but she is rarely wrong. When I interviewed her, she let me sniff several plates where, indeed, the bacteria had distinct smells. In the bacteria room, she showed me plates where she was growing E. coli and Strep B. She also had a plate testing the sensitivity of an infection. On this particular plate, she spread the specimen and dropped tabs treated with various antibiotics to see which ones would be effective on this particular specimen. All of the tabs were proven effective. There is a certain education required to work with bacteria. Brecheisen has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in

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Medical Technology, and is registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Several of her coworkers in the lab are MLTs [Medical Laboratory Technicians], with vocational licenses. “A technician pushes the buttons; a technologist knows why,” said Brecheisen. Brecheisen said that she has always been interested in biology and anything that grows. She spends a lot of her spare time gardening. When there was an opening in the bacteria department, she jumped at the chance. She now works in the lab and has loved it ever since.

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They also have to look at the safety issues of having pets in the dorms. “There could be an incident to where a student or somebody gets bitten by an animal,” Saia said. “That right there could cause a lot of problems not just for the person, but for the college.”

Center Theatre at 8 p.m. The voting for the queens will take place that night.

Fall break is finally here. The college will be closed Oct. 29 – Nov. 1. Class will resume on Mon. Nov. 2.

Come to Hillcrest Bowling Lines for Free Bowling Night. Students can come in from 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. on Thurs. Nov. 12 and bowl for free.

The Arkalalah coronation will take place on Fri. Oct. 30. It will be held in the Brown

CAAP test will take place on: Nov. 11 – 14 at 8:30 a.m. at the Ark City

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campus Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ark City campus Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ark City campus Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. at the Mulvane campus The Straight No Chaser male a cappella group will showcase its outstanding voices on Wed. Dec. 9. The show will take place in the Brown Center Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale. Student tickets are $8 and adult tickets are $15.


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Clearing the way to a brighter future BY RICHARD GOULD Staff writer

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hanges are always happening whether it is the weather or time. Galle Johnson is not out of the loop of being affected by change. The physics lab needed major renovations. “The physics lab needed more space and more up to date equipment,” said Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations, Rama Peroo. Tony Crouch, executive vice president of business services, researched what steps needed to be taken in order for the physics lab to expand. “We redid both the chemistry lab and the two biology labs over the last seven or eight years,” said Crouch. “The physics lab has always been on the table as the next project to get done and we never could get it high enough on the priority list to give it the funding. When the federal stimulus money came out one of the projects, what we could finish up with the stimulus money was the physics lab.” Another way of funding was through endowments as well. “Probably first of all when we started doing the lab, we had an employee that stepped up and said anonymously that the physics lab was really important to him and he wanted to see it happen. He pledged up to $1,000 and kind of did an employee matching thing,” said Executive Director Alumni and Development, Shannon Massey. “It [donations] was in April [when]

we started the employee match game. Then donations kept coming from employees.” A way employees could donate as well was through payroll deductions. “Employees were making donations on their own or they could setup up payroll deductions,” said Massey. With both funds available, the physics lab was in sight for construction with the bidding started by local companies. Companies that had a bid were Conco, Schneider Construction and Alcon Construction according to Crouch. “Project was bid at $137,100 total,” said Crouch. With those three companies bidding, Conco won the bid according to Crouch. The subcontracts were Winfield Heating and Plumbing and Graham Electric according to Crouch. “Construction started on Oct. 5, 2009 with a time frame of six weeks with the ending date being Nov. 10,” said Crouch. Another key part that needed renovations was the plumbing in the west end of Galle Johnson. “We are having to modify the conference room to meet fire egress,” said Crouch. “There has to be two doors in the lab. In doing all of that, they had to run that all through the old plumbing well. It had a leak in it for a long time so what we did to solve that problem was we closed those two bathrooms by the band room. As long as we are replacing all that we are doing, the modifications to bring those two bathrooms back.” With the major renovations almost

finished, the physics lab will be up to date with all the needed equipment to keep the

Reaper,” said Ronnie McClellan, son of Mary and Ronnie McClellan. “I got the idea for my costume from a movie. My favorite scary movie is Freddie vs. Jason”. The line was extremely long; children and parents lined the entire sidewalk. “We’ve been here since four,” said Mary McClellan, parent. Students and teachers prepared to hand out all sorts of goodies to children.

“This is the TNT club and some student volunteers are getting service hours,” said Kristi Shaw, director of student life. “We’ll be handing out candy, erasers, jaw breakers and glowing vampire teeth.” The Trick or Trunk was a success. Some Cowley students were able to log a few volunteer service hours and the children ended the night with tons of candy.

New storage facilities were built for the physics lab for use by the college. The storage facilities were built thanks in part to donations and federal funding. The physics lab is able to conduct new exciting experiments. (file photo)

Trick or Trunk replaces Trick or Treat BY ANNE SANCHEZ Staff writer

“Trick or Treat” is the common greeting one usually hears during this time of year. Cowley College has held Trick or Treat in the dorms for six years but this year there is a new twist. Instead of having kids come trick or treating in the dorms, they are going to Trick or Trunk insead. “[This year] it was a health concern,” said Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs. “We might move back to the dorms next year. [The college] rented a spot for all the Cowley Students to give out candy.” The event took place in front of the City Rec Center on 5th Ave. from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Rec Center was opened and Ark City residents set up booths to hand out candy. There were about 20 vendors. In front of the Rec Center, KSOK, Ark City EMT’s and the Cowley TNT club had set up vans to hand out candy and other treats. Parents and grandparents accompanying small children hit the multiple candy vendors. “Grandma and Grandpa were shopping at Wal-Mart and Grandpa came up with them,” said Grandma Reed. Reed’s grandchildren were both dressed up. Madison Larue, 20 months old, was dressed up as an angel and Landon Larue, three, was dressed up as a pirate. All of the children were excited and ready to get candy. “I’m a flying Grim

Sophomore Samatha Thieme, Sophomore Janelle Kennedy and Sophomore Jacqueline Fisher helped with Trick or Trunk on Oct. 25. (photo by Alyssa Campbell)

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Danceline helps Tiny Tigerettes get their groove on

BY CHELSEA WEATHERS Layout editor

The Cowley Danceline will be hosting a Tiny Tigerette dance clinic and performance for children enrolled in preschool through eighth grade on Sun., Nov. 15 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Cowley College Recreation Building. This is an excellent way to get the children of the community involved. “I am very excited about the clinic because we will have the opportunity to teach children how to dance and have fun,” said Shelby Beard, freshman. “I want to inspire them.” The dance team created different choreography according to the skill level of each grade. Each group will perform a separate routine and then all of the participants will perform a routine together at halftime of the Cowley men’s basketball game on Nov. 17. The money they raise will be used for general purposes. The Tiny Tigerettes will receive a t-shirt, a special treat and free admission to the Cowley game. The sign up deadline is Wed. Oct. 28. For more information contact Lindsay Sanderholm at 620-441-5301.


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ver the past decade, the Wichita area has been steadily building a more diverse music scene, allowing room for more alternative forms of music a place to be understood and respected. One particular up-and-coming act is considered and often recognized as being one of the pioneers among the developing independent rock scene in Central Kansas; a band that has been over four years in the making. Last year, they played over 200 shows, touring for over ten months. In 2009 alone, they’ve put out an acoustic EP The Earth Falls Asleep; as well as a heavily anticipated six-song introductory album entitled We’re All Going Somewhere which was released on Sept. 4 through Gotee Records whom the band officially signed with in May of this year. All of which was somehow accomplished through the midst of playing what will be over 250 shows before next year. With plans to begin recording music for their new album this December; this band with such a determined, promising work ethic that I am speaking of, is no other than—Abandon Kansas. Abandon Kansas was formed in the fall of 2005 by the only remaining original member, Jeremy Spring, the quartet’s lead vocalist and principal songwriter. In response to a question regarding the bands numerous line-up changes and additions in light of their newest release. Spring said, “Everything we’ve been able to put out so far has been in transition, we’ve had members come and go to the extent that it’s been hard to develop a full length album.” This, in addition to their life on the road in relation to the lives of potential listeners, brought up the concept that “we are all going somewhere and that everyone is headed in some direction.” “We’ve had the same line-up for over a year, and I believe we’re as strong in that area as we can be,” said Spring. “It’s like there is nothing missing.” A graduate of Friends University with a degree in both philosophy and religion, Spring is perhaps best known for his unique lyrical approach to songwriting and peculiar perspective of today’s music industry and Abandon Kansas’ place in it. Spring agreed that in today’s business world, it is very complicated to find loyal fans because of the sheer number of bands out there.  “We hope through touring and frequent

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music releases we can increase our fan base naturally, but it really isn’t up to us as much as the general public. You can’t really control the amount of people who are inspired by your music. All in all, we try to be diligent about staying on the road despite the fact that none of us have any desire to be rich and famous. If we can keep connecting with people through music then we’ll be content,” said Spring. In a quest to learn more about the creative ingenuity behind Abandon Kansas’s distinct sound, I began to ask

sounds completely different than I had ever imagined, it’s even better,” said Spring. As the rest of the band begins to throw in their own parts and work with other structural ideas,“ the music begins to take on a remarkable character and personality of its own.” Though Abandon Kansas is made up of several influences at an individual level, collectively they are all avid followers of The Killers, John Mayer, Muse, Coldplay and Passion Pit. In today’s music industry, it is very rare to see bands pull off both

Brad Foster, Nick Patrick, producer Jared Fox, producer Mark Lee Townhend, Jeremy Spring and Brian Scheideman. (courtesy of BradMoist.com) Spring about the band’s writing process in order to see how their songs are brought to life. Typically, Spring will come to the band with lyrics and some sort of concept or layout of a song written on the guitar or piano allowing plenty of creative room for the song to grow even further through the contributions of his band mates. “As a finished project, a song usually

clever, demanding instrumentals while setting the stage for illustratively dynamic lyrics the way that Abandon Kansas has been doing for years. Often times, it is easy to overanalyze the music that bands create and what categories they fall into or are placed in by the music industry and other forms of authority.   Spring said, “If you enjoy listening to

it, if it speaks to you, communicates with you, and inspires you then that is all that matters.” “When we’re touring, we sit in the van practically all day,” said Spring “So, it’s very easy for us to put all ourselves into a live performance when it’s one of the only things to look forward to on a day to day basis. Our live show is a lot more intense than the music suggests. We love to dance and we love to communicate our music with the audience whether they know our music or not. Our guitar player Brad is known for his Michael Jackson-esque dancing and it’s always an entertaining show. We also never make a set list so we can vibe off the audience as to which direction we should take the show.” “The music business makes it very hard to evaluate success. When people ask how successful we are, there is no honest response we can give because of our own impressions of what success means and all the factors that go along with being classified that,” said Spring. “At one point, a ton of money and publicity was on the table. There were labels that had the necessary means to expand our fan base practically overnight, but they wanted us to modify our music and alter our sound to become more marketable among a certain audience. Gotee Records was the only label to see us play live before meeting us. They witnessed our connection with the crowd firsthand.” It seems as if Gotee Records enjoyed the music and image of Abandon Kansas for what it already was, not what it could be manipulated into. Despite the label’s inability to compete financially with the other labels attempting to court Abandon Kansas, their loyalty, and family oriented vibe was more than enough incentive for the guys to sign with Gotee Records, out of Franklin, Tennessee, formerly a subsidiary of EMI, one of the world’s largest music companies. “All of us have a lot of other things which we could be doing with our lives,” said Spring. “We love music, but we have talents in other areas as well, which is why I believe we’ve stuck around so long. We don’t have that natural pressure to succeed because in our minds, we already have. As long as we continue to write music which we and our fans enjoy, I believe we can live with who and what we are now.” For more information about Abandon Kansas you can visit their personal website www.abandonkansaslovesyou.com or search for them through Myspace, Youtube, Facebook, Purevolume, or Twitter.

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any people filled in the Brown Center Theater on Oct. 13 to witness the talent at Cowley. Every year, the Creative Claws club hosts a talent show open to all Cowley students and faculty. 

 “I like seeing all of the talent that Cowley possesses,” said sophomore Nicole Hoerschgen. “This place is bursting at the seams with talented people. I am so thankful we have the facilities and the

Freshman, Michael Bowling performs a solo set at the talent show, Oct.13. Bowling shared the stage with his stepmother Piper Bowling who performed the closing number for the evening. (photo by Carly Budd) people to put on a show like this.”

 Marlys Cervantes, chair of the humanities department, was very pleased with the turn out. “I was really excited in the number of entrants because it’s more than we’ve ever had,” said Cervantes. She said she loves when a lot of different people

come together with different talents. “It just Means and freshman, Shaelynn French to play what they are supposed to,” said makes it for a fun evening,” said Cervantes. 
 Hoerschgen. performed to “Bleeding Love”. Means A lot of people had been sick so played piano and French danced. “I had First place for the duet/group category Cervantes was worried about people learned “Bleeding Love” just a few days went to Hoover and Eric Smith, sophomore showing up. However, referred to as before the show,” said Means. “I was there were over 100 playing around with it and Shaelynn Matt Nelson and people in the audience. happened to be listening and made the the Squirrely “We had a great turn decision that we were going to do it.”

 Birds. “They were out,” said Cervantes. Cowley Tiger Steppers including Falisha hysterical,” said “It couldn’t have been Scott, sophomore, LaMonica Johnson, Cervantes. 

 better.” Freshman, Sharell freshman, Tiffany Wilcox, sophomore and There were 16 acts Sharell Jones, freshman received runner Jones won first altogether with three place for her solo up. “I loved the girls that did the stomp categories including “Available to You”. 

 routine,” said Means. “I want to learn how ~ Marlys Cervantes original works, solo to do that!” Freshman, acts and duet/group The runner-ups received a goodie bag Whitnie Means acts. There were some with a variety of things and the winners received runner up serious acts and some singing her original received that plus $20. 

 more on the funny side. 
 song called, “All I see”. “It felt great to be The show was a huge success and Sophomores, Joanna Carson and Lee Cervantes said she hopes more will come runner up in two different categories,” said Lyons hosted the show. Cervantes said this to it as the years go by. “ I would love to do Means. “The other talents were absolutely was the first time to have students from the talent show next year,” said Means. “I phenomenal, so I was quite surprised.” She the club host this.  “They’re both strong will take every opportunity to perform.”

 also played the guitar when she sang. writers,” said Cervantes. “The two of them “I wrote “All I See” about a year ago and Creative Claws has Writers’ Corner together were incredibly funny.”

 coming up Nov. 3. Find Creative Claws on am very comfortable with the song,” said The judges included: Adam Borth, Facebook. Means. humanities instructor and director of communications, Meg Smith, director of journalism and Chris Williams. Borth and Smith knew some of the students but Williams was an outside judge from Ponca City, Okla. He owns a business and is a theatre director. 

 “Frankly, I would have hated to be a judge because there were so many different ways I could see that going,” said Cervantes. “We started out with freshmen Caleb Johnston and Chad Buttram on the instruments and they were remarkable.” The show ended with Sophomore Mitch Hoover performing his seven talents in three minutes. “From very beginning to end it was great,” said Cervantes.  

 Hoerschgen won first place for her original work singing “Falling for All of the Wrong Ones” where she played the piano. “It felt amazing,” said Hoerschgen. “It is always good to know that people can enjoy and identify with the music I write.” Hoerschgen wrote her first song in eighth grade but she has made up silly Members of the Cowley Tiger Steppers, Falisha Scott, sophomore, LaMonica Johnsongs her whole life just to get a laugh. son, freshman, Tiffany Wilcox, sophomore, and Sharell Jones, freshman, perform “I always try to make sure I am as ready during the talent show. The girls received runner up in the duet/group category. as I can be so when the nerves kick in, (photo by Carly Budd) my hands are pretty much programmed

I was really excited in the number of entrants because it’s more than we’ve ever had.

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Aubrey Denney

What is your major? -Theater and Education

Queen

Ali Nittler

Alalah What are your activities on campus? -Act I, Film Club, Cowley Captain

Valerie White

What is your favorite thing about Arkalalah? -I love being able to hangout with friends and eat yummy food

What are your activities on campus? -Student Ambassador, tutor, secretary of SGA, Cowley Captain

What is your favorite thing about Arkalalah? -The food! What is your major? -Business Administration

Dange’ Sanders

Erin Burroughs What is your major? -Business Administration

What is your major? -Theater

What are your activities on campus? -Act I, Student Ambassador, Impact, choir

Favorite thing about Arkalalah? -The community uniting and having fun; the carnival

What is your favorite thing about Arkalalah? -The parade What are your activities on campus? -SHADE, women’s basketball manager, Kristi Shaw’s work study manager.

What is your major? -History

What is your favorite thing about Arkalalah? -Seeing everyone who comes back to visit

What are your activities on campus? -CC Singers, choir, Student Ambassador, Cowley Captain, Young Republicans


Aubrey Denney

What is your major? -Theater and Education

Queen

Ali Nittler

Alalah What are your activities on campus? -Act I, Film Club, Cowley Captain

Valerie White

What is your favorite thing about Arkalalah? -I love being able to hangout with friends and eat yummy food

What are your activities on campus? -Student Ambassador, tutor, secretary of SGA, Cowley Captain

What is your favorite thing about Arkalalah? -The food! What is your major? -Business Administration

Dange’ Sanders

Erin Burroughs What is your major? -Business Administration

What is your major? -Theater

What are your activities on campus? -Act I, Student Ambassador, Impact, choir

Favorite thing about Arkalalah? -The community uniting and having fun; the carnival

What is your favorite thing about Arkalalah? -The parade What are your activities on campus? -SHADE, women’s basketball manager, Kristi Shaw’s work study manager.

What is your major? -History

What is your favorite thing about Arkalalah? -Seeing everyone who comes back to visit

What are your activities on campus? -CC Singers, choir, Student Ambassador, Cowley Captain, Young Republicans


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ver the past decade, the Wichita area has been steadily building a more diverse music scene, allowing room for more alternative forms of music a place to be understood and respected. One particular up-and-coming act is considered and often recognized as being one of the pioneers among the developing independent rock scene in Central Kansas; a band that has been over four years in the making. Last year, they played over 200 shows, touring for over ten months. In 2009 alone, they’ve put out an acoustic EP The Earth Falls Asleep; as well as a heavily anticipated six-song introductory album entitled We’re All Going Somewhere which was released on Sept. 4 through Gotee Records whom the band officially signed with in May of this year. All of which was somehow accomplished through the midst of playing what will be over 250 shows before next year. With plans to begin recording music for their new album this December; this band with such a determined, promising work ethic that I am speaking of, is no other than—Abandon Kansas. Abandon Kansas was formed in the fall of 2005 by the only remaining original member, Jeremy Spring, the quartet’s lead vocalist and principal songwriter. In response to a question regarding the bands numerous line-up changes and additions in light of their newest release. Spring said, “Everything we’ve been able to put out so far has been in transition, we’ve had members come and go to the extent that it’s been hard to develop a full length album.” This, in addition to their life on the road in relation to the lives of potential listeners, brought up the concept that “we are all going somewhere and that everyone is headed in some direction.” “We’ve had the same line-up for over a year, and I believe we’re as strong in that area as we can be,” said Spring. “It’s like there is nothing missing.” A graduate of Friends University with a degree in both philosophy and religion, Spring is perhaps best known for his unique lyrical approach to songwriting and peculiar perspective of today’s music industry and Abandon Kansas’ place in it. Spring agreed that in today’s business world, it is very complicated to find loyal fans because of the sheer number of bands out there.  “We hope through touring and frequent

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music releases we can increase our fan base naturally, but it really isn’t up to us as much as the general public. You can’t really control the amount of people who are inspired by your music. All in all, we try to be diligent about staying on the road despite the fact that none of us have any desire to be rich and famous. If we can keep connecting with people through music then we’ll be content,” said Spring. In a quest to learn more about the creative ingenuity behind Abandon Kansas’s distinct sound, I began to ask

sounds completely different than I had ever imagined, it’s even better,” said Spring. As the rest of the band begins to throw in their own parts and work with other structural ideas,“ the music begins to take on a remarkable character and personality of its own.” Though Abandon Kansas is made up of several influences at an individual level, collectively they are all avid followers of The Killers, John Mayer, Muse, Coldplay and Passion Pit. In today’s music industry, it is very rare to see bands pull off both

Brad Foster, Nick Patrick, producer Jared Fox, producer Mark Lee Townhend, Jeremy Spring and Brian Scheideman. (courtesy of BradMoist.com) Spring about the band’s writing process in order to see how their songs are brought to life. Typically, Spring will come to the band with lyrics and some sort of concept or layout of a song written on the guitar or piano allowing plenty of creative room for the song to grow even further through the contributions of his band mates. “As a finished project, a song usually

clever, demanding instrumentals while setting the stage for illustratively dynamic lyrics the way that Abandon Kansas has been doing for years. Often times, it is easy to overanalyze the music that bands create and what categories they fall into or are placed in by the music industry and other forms of authority.   Spring said, “If you enjoy listening to

it, if it speaks to you, communicates with you, and inspires you then that is all that matters.” “When we’re touring, we sit in the van practically all day,” said Spring “So, it’s very easy for us to put all ourselves into a live performance when it’s one of the only things to look forward to on a day to day basis. Our live show is a lot more intense than the music suggests. We love to dance and we love to communicate our music with the audience whether they know our music or not. Our guitar player Brad is known for his Michael Jackson-esque dancing and it’s always an entertaining show. We also never make a set list so we can vibe off the audience as to which direction we should take the show.” “The music business makes it very hard to evaluate success. When people ask how successful we are, there is no honest response we can give because of our own impressions of what success means and all the factors that go along with being classified that,” said Spring. “At one point, a ton of money and publicity was on the table. There were labels that had the necessary means to expand our fan base practically overnight, but they wanted us to modify our music and alter our sound to become more marketable among a certain audience. Gotee Records was the only label to see us play live before meeting us. They witnessed our connection with the crowd firsthand.” It seems as if Gotee Records enjoyed the music and image of Abandon Kansas for what it already was, not what it could be manipulated into. Despite the label’s inability to compete financially with the other labels attempting to court Abandon Kansas, their loyalty, and family oriented vibe was more than enough incentive for the guys to sign with Gotee Records, out of Franklin, Tennessee, formerly a subsidiary of EMI, one of the world’s largest music companies. “All of us have a lot of other things which we could be doing with our lives,” said Spring. “We love music, but we have talents in other areas as well, which is why I believe we’ve stuck around so long. We don’t have that natural pressure to succeed because in our minds, we already have. As long as we continue to write music which we and our fans enjoy, I believe we can live with who and what we are now.” For more information about Abandon Kansas you can visit their personal website www.abandonkansaslovesyou.com or search for them through Myspace, Youtube, Facebook, Purevolume, or Twitter.

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any people filled in the Brown Center Theater on Oct. 13 to witness the talent at Cowley. Every year, the Creative Claws club hosts a talent show open to all Cowley students and faculty. 

 “I like seeing all of the talent that Cowley possesses,” said sophomore Nicole Hoerschgen. “This place is bursting at the seams with talented people. I am so thankful we have the facilities and the

Freshman, Michael Bowling performs a solo set at the talent show, Oct.13. Bowling shared the stage with his stepmother Piper Bowling who performed the closing number for the evening. (photo by Carly Budd) people to put on a show like this.”

 Marlys Cervantes, chair of the humanities department, was very pleased with the turn out. “I was really excited in the number of entrants because it���s more than we’ve ever had,” said Cervantes. She said she loves when a lot of different people

come together with different talents. “It just Means and freshman, Shaelynn French to play what they are supposed to,” said makes it for a fun evening,” said Cervantes. 
 Hoerschgen. performed to “Bleeding Love”. Means A lot of people had been sick so played piano and French danced. “I had First place for the duet/group category Cervantes was worried about people learned “Bleeding Love” just a few days went to Hoover and Eric Smith, sophomore showing up. However, referred to as before the show,” said Means. “I was there were over 100 playing around with it and Shaelynn Matt Nelson and people in the audience. happened to be listening and made the the Squirrely “We had a great turn decision that we were going to do it.”

 Birds. “They were out,” said Cervantes. Cowley Tiger Steppers including Falisha hysterical,” said “It couldn’t have been Scott, sophomore, LaMonica Johnson, Cervantes. 

 better.” Freshman, Sharell freshman, Tiffany Wilcox, sophomore and There were 16 acts Sharell Jones, freshman received runner Jones won first altogether with three place for her solo up. “I loved the girls that did the stomp categories including “Available to You”. 

 routine,” said Means. “I want to learn how ~ Marlys Cervantes original works, solo to do that!” Freshman, acts and duet/group The runner-ups received a goodie bag Whitnie Means acts. There were some with a variety of things and the winners received runner up serious acts and some singing her original received that plus $20. 

 more on the funny side. 
 song called, “All I see”. “It felt great to be The show was a huge success and Sophomores, Joanna Carson and Lee Cervantes said she hopes more will come runner up in two different categories,” said Lyons hosted the show. Cervantes said this to it as the years go by. “ I would love to do Means. “The other talents were absolutely was the first time to have students from the talent show next year,” said Means. “I phenomenal, so I was quite surprised.” She the club host this.  “They’re both strong will take every opportunity to perform.”

 also played the guitar when she sang. writers,” said Cervantes. “The two of them “I wrote “All I See” about a year ago and Creative Claws has Writers’ Corner together were incredibly funny.”

 coming up Nov. 3. Find Creative Claws on am very comfortable with the song,” said The judges included: Adam Borth, Facebook. Means. humanities instructor and director of communications, Meg Smith, director of journalism and Chris Williams. Borth and Smith knew some of the students but Williams was an outside judge from Ponca City, Okla. He owns a business and is a theatre director. 

 “Frankly, I would have hated to be a judge because there were so many different ways I could see that going,” said Cervantes. “We started out with freshmen Caleb Johnston and Chad Buttram on the instruments and they were remarkable.” The show ended with Sophomore Mitch Hoover performing his seven talents in three minutes. “From very beginning to end it was great,” said Cervantes.  

 Hoerschgen won first place for her original work singing “Falling for All of the Wrong Ones” where she played the piano. “It felt amazing,” said Hoerschgen. “It is always good to know that people can enjoy and identify with the music I write.” Hoerschgen wrote her first song in eighth grade but she has made up silly Members of the Cowley Tiger Steppers, Falisha Scott, sophomore, LaMonica Johnsongs her whole life just to get a laugh. son, freshman, Tiffany Wilcox, sophomore, and Sharell Jones, freshman, perform “I always try to make sure I am as ready during the talent show. The girls received runner up in the duet/group category. as I can be so when the nerves kick in, (photo by Carly Budd) my hands are pretty much programmed

I was really excited in the number of entrants because it’s more than we’ve ever had.

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Ben Folds makes Wichita “The Luckiest” BY MITCH HOOVER Ad manager

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hen looking at the greatest live musicians of the current era, it is hard not to mention Ben Folds. Most bands have a hard time with performing live because their records are so heavily edited that they sound like a completely different band when they perform live, so they have to resort to gimmicks like costumes and pyrotechnics. Folds is so musically talented that he only needs himself, a stage and a piano. He sounds better than he ever could on a live recording. He has a great sense of humor and a great relationship with the audience. When we arrived at the concert, my friends and I saw there was a huge line to get in stretching to the back of The Cotillion. “Great,” I thought, “We won’t even be able to see him.” After finally getting inside, I found this was not the kind of concert where fans were afraid of the 6’8” biker guy with a love for moshing, far from it. The atmosphere was very chill, there was a lone piano on the stage, and from the start I knew it was going to be something to remember. Folds’ opening act arrived on stage around 8 p.m. and I was taken back; it was just an Australian girl and a Ben Folds’ look alike with an acoustic guitar. This quickly faded when the lovely Katie Miller Heidke released her wonderful voice on the crowd and Keir Nuttall started burning up the acoustic. The pair was talented for an opening act. Heidke has an amazing operatic voice. One of my favorite songs of theirs had to be “Words”. Nuttall’s guitar solo was brilliant. Turns out this was their first time in Kansas. After that amazing warm-up, my friends and I slowly worked forward until we were

as close as we could be to the stage and then the lights dimmed. The audio that was playing stopped, and the crowd went nuts. Folds entered the stage. Folds began playing his set while a smoke machine spewed out a white haze behind him and Folds asked, while laughing, “Can we shut this thing off? There’s a lot of smoke.” and even joked with the audience a bit. Turns out it was Folds’ first time in Wichita. It was nice to see he was not ignoring the crowd, I knew this was going to be quite possibly one of my favorite concerts.

directions, and ripped it up in the key of C. He then used the two for accompaniment for the song “You Don’t Know Me” usually featuring Regina Spektor. Folds improvised and got the crowd involved many times during the show. Folds made up a song about Wichita containing bits about not going to jail in the Midwestern city that we all joined in on as background vocals [the people of this area actually have a good ear musically. Who would have thought?]. Then Folds literally turned us into a choir with different parts and melodies conducting us from the top of his piano. He then left the stage leaving the audience wanting so much more. After about a few minutes of the rhythmic chant of “Ben! Ben! Ben! Ben!”, he returned to play “The Luckiest”, “Army” [something I was really hoping for], and ended with “Rockin’ the Suburbs” which was just mindBen Folds performed at the Cotillion on Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. During blowing. Overall, I would the concert Folds blew the crowd away with his musical talhave to say this ent and alluring personality. (photo courtesy of Google Image was most likely the Search) best concert I have Folds sang about 10 songs before inviting ever had the pleasure of attending. If I was Heidke and Nuttall back for an awesome going to say there were any problems it rendition of “You Don’t Know Me”. would be the drunk guys who were yelling Folds improvises a song at every concert behind us. Other than that, it was a perfect called “Rock this Bitch”. Heidke and concert experience. Great music, amazing Nuttall took his impromptu direction. venue and a cool vibe of the crowd just As Folds sang, Nuttall did a solo, per his really made this experience amazing.

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BY IAN WHITLEY Campus editor The Call of Duty series has long been known for their games taking place in famous battles in World War 2. They broke that tradition a short while ago with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, then returned to the World War 2 scene once again with Call of Duty World At War. Now, they return to the modern era again with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Modern Warfare 2 comes out on Nov. 10. The story takes place in Russia, Kazakhstan, Rio de Janeiro and Afghanistan. The story itself centers around Sergeant Gary “Roach” Sanderson and his elite squad of soldiers who take on terrorists around the world. In Modern Warfare 2, they must take on an enemy that is more powerful than any they have faced before. Modern Warfare 2 is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and for good reason. The Call of Duty title has always proven itself, and the original Modern Warfare was nothing short of amazing. Modern Warfare 2 is bringing back an

intense story, action packed game play and through the level in a different way each beautiful game mechanics. time. The game system itself is supposed to The developers of Modern Warfare move beyond what the original Modern 2, Infinity Ward, look to be bringing Warfare was. Not only are the graphics us another great first person shooter and movement and shooting system experience much like the first Modern smoother, but the enemies are smarter Warfare. Modern Warfare 2 should be just and more intelligent. The enemies in this as good as the original, if not better. game will spawn at different points in the level, meaning that enemies will be in different places each time one plays a level. The enemies will also act more independently, not taking the same routes each time in order to get to the player faster but instead using a smarter AI (Artificial Intelligence) to (photo courtesy of IGN.com) drive the player

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BY CHRISTOPHER BALES Online editor The future is here: holographic ads are ready to hit us in the eyes thanks to Cheoptics360. Cheoptics360 is a new display medium, developed by Peter Simonsen, which projects floating video images that can be viewed from all angles. Do you remember that floating holographic shark that freaked out Marty McFly in Back to the Future II? Well this is not exactly like that, but it is close. “Cheoptics360 makes it possible to blend fiction and reality in hitherto unprecedented ways,” said Peter Simonsen from viZoo, the company that invented Cheoptics360. “It opens up a world of possibilities for using the medium in films, commercials, and various other types of presentations.” Cheoptics360 shows films based on the Free Format philosophy; in other words, the format is free and unframed, as the idea is to break out of the frameworks and instead use actual space as the framework for narration and the video image. The technology works by using a four-sided pyramid manufactured of transparent material so the audience can see through it from every side. Inside the pyramid chamber, the audience can see objects that seem to be freely floating video images and computer graphics. This is done through surface mirroring and reflections. The pyramid itself is used as a kind of prism that assembles light from four video projections into a solid image. ViZoo is working together with Ramboll on Cheoptics360™. Kasper Hammer Nielsen from Ramboll predicts that media will come to occupy a major part of urban space, where the fusion of architecture and media channels will create an additional architectural layer in a living urban environment. “I foresee a type of building where Cheoptics360 XL is an integrated part e.g. of a shop and functions as a living “display window,” where people are part of the virtual experience.” “The traditional TV and film formats are fantastic narrative frameworks, but they are also extremely diluted. People do not look at a flat screen even if it is hanging right in front of their noses. They are so used to that interface that unconsciously they associate the traditional format with TV production as we know it: quick, superficial, and often irrelevant;” said Simonsen. Even though viZoo’s other Free Format products have enjoyed great success with presentations in Times Square in New York, London, Tokyo, Dubai etc., it will be exciting to see just what impact Cheoptics360™ will make. There are already several multinational companies contacting viZoo in the hopes to obtain more information about the possibilities that are available with this technology. To view a video demonstration of the Cheoptics360 XL model, visit http://www. vizoo.com.


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many times before I get bored. The sheer volume of zombie movies and video games is just too much. If we are going to have imaginary people, why can’t we at least have something cool like Jedi. Sure, the last three Star Wars movies fell below expectations and I am not even going to justify Clone Wars by calling it a movie, but that does not take away from the fact that Jedi are awesome. With all of the books and video games going along with Star Wars, I find that to be a much better way to spend my time.

to say the least. That is the main thing the members of the walking dead have on the Jedi. They irates, High School Musical, The Jonas are not impossible to defeat by the average Brothers, fake emo kids and Twitter. person. A well aimed shot between the These are just a few of the fads in the eyes of a zombie and they are down for the last couple years that have gotten under count. Whereas a Jedi will block anything my skin. Lately, especially around this time you throw at them, creating a bubble of year, we have been seeing a rise in more around their little body or force jumping annoying fads. I am talking of course about out of the way of any impending doom. vampires, zombies and post-apocalyptic Zombies have this and they also have movie genres. the ability to take out an entire country. The one annoying thing that I just cannot All it takes is one bite from a zombie and understand is you turn, then the vampire that person bites phenomenon. another, then The genre got another and soon started in the early humans are not 90’s with shows the dominate race and movies like on the planet. Buffy: the Vampire With the Jedi, Slayer, Underworld they are going and Van Helsing, to win anyway and some minor so there does not books like The seem to be any Vampire Chronicles. reason to fight. A The genre then Zombie plague hit a peak when can be stopped Stephanie Meyer with some focus. wrote a teenage One other love story called thing I love Twilight. Now we about Zombies have shows such Eric Smith, sophomore, and Mitch Hoover, sophomore, fight each other using their is way they as The Vampire weapon of choice. (illustration by Chris Bales) look. They Diaries, True Blood look extremely and Blood Ties. BY MITCH HOOVER frightening. You run into that in an alley In the last couple of years people have Ad manager and the fright alone could paralyze you, been obsessed with the end of the world. leaving you helpless to defend yourself. We have been bombarded with movies such Before I stand up for the obviously A Jedi looks like he is about to go give as I am Legend, 28 Days Later, Terminator unappreciated friends of mine from the a sermon at church with all the robes and Salvation, Resident Evil, Cloverfield, Knowing, undead, I have to concur with Eric on one will probably be babbling about some midiZombieland and even TV shows like Jericho. fact: Vampire movies are getting ridiculous. chlorian count we as an audience do not Woody Harrelson has even been in two Stop making them Hollywood, we mean it. really care about. A zombie on the other this year [Zombieland, 2012]. Movies like Placing zombies within the same group as hand will just moan and advance on your this make you wonder how many times the vampires and putting them below a Jedi helpless flesh. world can end. Most make you wish the however is blasphemy. Finally, zombies did not mess up world would end. It has also been making Zombie movies have done nothing but their movies with bad acting because the its way into video games such as Left 4 continue to advance since Romero’s Night acting is not what makes a zombie film Dead, Resident Evil, Dead Rising and many of the Living Dead in 1968. Special effects good. Star Wars had Hayden Christensen, more. used since the 70’s still hold true today and enough said. So when it comes time to I have no problem with the zombie CGI [computer-generated imagery] is used choose between some horrible Star Wars culture. As long as they are in small doses sparingly. George Lucas, on the other hand, spin-off and a good 90 minutes of zombie they are a lot of fun. Unfortunately there has taken what was once good about Star apocalypse, make the right choice, support are just too many of them. I can only see Wars and made it completely CGI driven, the undead. a lifeless body getting shot in the head so making the Jedi an unbeatable force, boring

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ood $20. Collar $10. Cleaning supplies $45. Toys $100. Spending time with your pet, priceless The pet policy on campus has some students heartbroken that they cannot bring their lifelong friend to live with them in the residence halls. “I think they should allow some pets on campus and in our dorms,” said Bridget Frank, sophomore. “But it is understandable that they don’t allow them. So it is kind of a common sense thing.” Frank has two six-year-old Labs named Sugar and Snowflake and an eight-year-old Parakeet named Bud. She would not mind bringing the bird, but the canines would have a problem. “My bird wouldn’t be a problem except for maybe a small noise factor,” Frank said. “My dogs would tear everything up and just get into everything, Shed everywhere, bark, all those things dogs do.” Frank has a few animals she thinks should be permitted in the dorms. “I think they should allow fish, hamsters, gerbils and small animals,” Frank said. “If they are in a cage or a tank then they won’t cause too many problems.” Freshman Kaleo Almeida has the same views as Frank on the subject. “I miss my dog a lot and I wish he could be here,” Almeida said. “I understand that they won’t allow us to have pets in the dorms.”

Odd Jobs BY ALISON JAMERSON Staff writer After a life-long interest in biology and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Betty Brecheisen has worked in the laboratory at Sumner Regional Medical Center for 40 years. She has been in the bacteria area for about 30 of those. Brecheisen is well known around the Medical Center for the “unofficial Betty sniff-test”, where she names the bacteria by its odor before it has

Almeida has a two-year-old Staff Bull terrier named Venon. “I love that dog to death; he is like my best friend,” Almeida said. “I would take good care of him if he was here.” Almeida said he understands the rules of not having pets and some of the consequences that could come with it. “I think there would be a problem because of your roommate not agreeing of the idea. The dog could tear something of theirs up and they could get mad and overall it would be a bad situation.” Almeida also thinks that small pets that could be kept in a cage would be OK. “Those pets wouldn’t be hard to take care of,” Almeida said. “I mean it would only take cleaning the cage and feeding them and that’s all.” Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs, has specific reasons for why the college has rules for the pets in the dorms. “We look out for health concerns of other students,” Saia said. “Students could have allergies towards dogs and cats and those sorts of things.” The college used to allow aquariums until some things just did not go to plan. “We allowed them, but people had trouble cleaning them up,” Saia said. “Some people would ask since we allowed fish if they could have other things in aquariums. They asked if we would allow snakes, lizards and other creatures.” Not only surrounding students could be affected but employees can be as well. “Some of our employees, like maintenance,

There has been a 43 percent growth in online courses this semester and some adjustments needed to be made in order to provide faster and more efficient service to the students seeking Help Desk assistance. From now on, Presidium [the company who currently manages the help desk] will handle all students seeking assistance with ANGEL. They are now being branded as the “Angel Help Desk”. All other technical assistance areas [Cmail, Campus Connect,

Many students have to leave their beloved pets home for the school year. (photo courtesy google images) could be allergic to dogs and cats,” Saia said. “They could not like a certain animal and not want anything to do with the room they are in. ”There has been a problem before to where a pet got loose in the dorms. “About 10 years ago a lizard got lose in one of the dorms,” Saia said. “That caused a lot of problems and panic.”

begun to grow on the plate. This, of course, does not pass as a diagnosis, but she is rarely wrong. When I interviewed her, she let me sniff several plates where, indeed, the bacteria had distinct smells. In the bacteria room, she showed me plates where she was growing E. coli and Strep B. She also had a plate testing the sensitivity of an infection. On this particular plate, she spread the specimen and dropped tabs treated with various antibiotics to see which ones would be effective on this particular specimen. All of the tabs were proven effective. There is a certain education required to work with bacteria. Brecheisen has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in

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Medical Technology, and is registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Several of her coworkers in the lab are MLTs [Medical Laboratory Technicians], with vocational licenses. “A technician pushes the buttons; a technologist knows why,” said Brecheisen. Brecheisen said that she has always been interested in biology and anything that grows. She spends a lot of her spare time gardening. When there was an opening in the bacteria department, she jumped at the chance. She now works in the lab and has loved it ever since.

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They also have to look at the safety issues of having pets in the dorms. “There could be an incident to where a student or somebody gets bitten by an animal,” Saia said. “That right there could cause a lot of problems not just for the person, but for the college.”

Center Theatre at 8 p.m. The voting for the queens will take place that night.

Fall break is finally here. The college will be closed Oct. 29 – Nov. 1. Class will resume on Mon. Nov. 2.

Come to Hillcrest Bowling Lines for Free Bowling Night. Students can come in from 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. on Thurs. Nov. 12 and bowl for free.

The Arkalalah coronation will take place on Fri. Oct. 30. It will be held in the Brown

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campus Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ark City campus Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ark City campus Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. at the Mulvane campus The Straight No Chaser male a cappella group will showcase its outstanding voices on Wed. Dec. 9. The show will take place in the Brown Center Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale. Student tickets are $8 and adult tickets are $15.


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shley Spencer has been a Cowley pitcher and strives to do well academically and athletically. She was a Kansas Scholars Curriculum recipient from Southeast High School. Who is your favorite college team? Since i was young, I have always liked KU. Where do you plan on going next year? I really do not know where I am going after Cowley, but it is based on where I want to continue my softball career and my education. What do you do on your off time? On my off time, I usually just hang out with friends or watch tv. What are your three prized possessions? My three prized possessions would have to be my glove, ponytail holders and my cell phone. If you were on an island and you could only have one thing, what would it be? I would take my laptop that would have to have an unlimited battery and internet connection. What is your favorite time of the year? My favorite time of the year is summer. I love warm weather.

What does it mean to be Student of the Month? To be Student of the Month is a great honor. It means a lot to have the teachers and faculty see something in me to be deserving of the award.

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Meetings are held once a month at 5 p.m. in Gallie Johnson in room 306 otherwise known as 206.

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How do you make yourself better at pitching? I always set high goals for my pitching.

How have you impacted others? I was at a softball coaching camp when I realized I could make an impact on young girls and it just kind of escalated from there. How has Cowley affected you? I think Cowley will be a big stepping stone

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There are 20-25 members that have joined this club.

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How can you join?

All a student has to do in order to be in the club, is to show up at its monthly meetings and pay the dues.

Yes, we do fun activities throughout the year in the past. We went to Wichita and played Laser Quest and we also went to the zoo.

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How has Cowley been helpful with softball? The school has been amazing with the softball team, and the teachers and faculty here are great, I really like the atmosphere and warmth at Cowley.

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Why do students join?

Some students join as a requirement of the General Science scholarship. Other students join to help them with their major. Students also join because they are interested in math and science.

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What does the club do?

The club goes on trips throughout the year, and has guest speakers to talk to the members. Most of the meetings talk about what is going on in the club.

Do you do any fundraising?

There isn’t really any fundraising involved.

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Anyone can join as long as you are a Cowley student. However, you have to pay a 25 dollar fee.

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Do you have to have a scholarship to become involved in this club?

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BY CHESLEA WEATHERS Layout editor

lipping through a magazine while waiting to check out of Wal-Mart, you notice some models wearing great looking clothes with designer labels. You also notice that you have never seen anything like them around this area. One of the fashion difficulties we as Kansans face is how much longer it takes high style to reach stores near us. There are very few ways to get designer labels such as Prada, Gucci or Dolce and Gabbana without boarding a plane and flying to a much bigger city. Even if the clothes are not designer brand, it takes local stores much longer to get a shipment in than it would in larger cities. When you ask someone where they bought an adorable coat, they usually tell you Dallas, Tulsa or Kansas City. Serious shoppers typically travel to larger cities to have their shopping needs met. When you watch TV there are a lot more fashion pieces that you will never have the chance to buy because they will never make it to smaller cities like ours. Even stores in Wichita are limited because it is in the Midwest. Most high fashion is located in coastal cities such as New York or Los Angeles. Styles that are seen in Paris or Italy will also have a difficult time reaching the Midwest states such as Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas. However, larger franchises like Target, for example, are featuring less known designers form Paris and New York that still have the high fashion look but for an

What activities are you involved in? I am involved in Phi Theta Kappa, the IMPACT program, a tutor, a Resident Assistant for Docking Dormitory, a student ambassador, and a Cowley Captain.

What is your favorite memory of Cowley so far? My favorite memory at Cowley has been going to Nationals. That is one of those experiences you will never forget.

BY KAYLA MOSER Staff photographer The Math and Science club of Cowley College is here to seek and promote students interests in the discipline of mathematics and science and to enrich learning opportunities in mathematics and science throughout the college and community through extra curricular activities. The club is sponsored by April Nittler and Scott Layton. The president is Robin Ray, sophomore, the vice president is Jamie Hyle, sophomore, and the co-secretaries are Bridget Frank, sophomore., and Alexandra Stewart. The club has different events throughout the year such as Math and Science Day. Their next meeting will be Thurs., Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. The club also puts on events such as Math and Science Day. I spoke to Freshman, Matt Lafferty, who is a member of the Math and Science Club and got some more insight about the club.

for me, it has helped me improve as a player and a person.

Why did you choose Cowley? I chose Cowley because of the softball program. I knew Cowley had a good program and I wanted to be a part of it. Once I got here, I loved how friendly everyone was and how they make you feel right at home.

Fashion in the Midwest affordable price. Another way to get on top of the latest fashion is ordering online. The Internet has an unlimited amount of stores you can choose from that will have every necessity for looking great. Some stores only offer Internet access

Layering a hoodie over a t-shirt has been in style for a couple of years. Nathan Rains, freshman, walks to the cafeteria looking fashionable. (photo by Carly Budd)

such as Zappos, the place where you can find any type of shoe as well as any accessory. There may be shipping fees but many stores offer free shipping. EBay is another great place to purchase lower cost designer labels. A disadvantage to ordering online is that you cannot try the clothes on to see how they fit. Many different brands run in different sizes so it is hard to tell which size is right for you. Also, it is difficult to see the articles of clothing on the computer screen. The site may have additional views but do not show everything about the clothes. It is also impossible to feel the clothing. Specific materials may be rougher than others. There are plus sides to wearing fashion in the Midwest. Clothing styles last longer. Think of the typical clothes you buy. They have generally been the same type of clothes the store has always offered. Sure, new designs come out with each season but they are the same basic type of clothing. In coastal cities, styles go out all the time. It would take dedication and money to keep up with the fashion. Living in Kansas is not a bad thing for style. It gives the opportunity to be creative and make your own style. Recycling clothes and jewelry to make numerous combinations of outfits is fun and saves money. Why waste time trying to keep up with the rush of fashion in the coast when you can look exquisite in your own affordable, smart style.

Children’s Show Journal: Number one BY MITCH HOOVER Ad manager

Oct. 13, 2009 36 days until show time I found out I am to play Sam the Jester in the Cowley production of “Rapunzel”. This means a couple of my favorite things will come into play. I’ll get to juggle, wear face paint, and be a complete fool on stage. I love it. I am really excited for this play and plan on having a lot of fun with this character. Everyone else seems to be excited about their characters too and considering there are about 20 characters that is a very good thing. The first read through of the play went really well. Everyone got really into the script and tossed ideas back and forth. Scott wants me to learn front flips for this part as well. Front flips on a stage with no real gymnastics experience, Count Me In! Time to hit the gym! Oct. 15, 2009 33 days until show time First real practice went decently, we blocked scene four today and it went OK. Just a few minor kinks we need to work out

like blocking on the stage. For those who don’t know, blocking in a nutshell is placing the actors on stage where the director thinks is appropriate. Learned how to front flip on a tumbling track! The first flip was so much fun and it was easier than I thought! I’ll throw it on the mat next week. Oct. 22, 2009 26 days until show time Practices are starting to get somewhere now. People are beginning to get an idea on their characters and the other Jesters and I are working out some fun things to do on stage. Kids are gonna love this! Good news and bad news: Good, I landed a front flip on the mat like third try and continued to be semi-consistent with them. Now the bad news, on my last attempt I landed wrong and heard a crack in my neck, no bueno. I cracked down some Tylenol and took care of myself. Heading out to the Halloween Dance right after was probably not the best idea. I just have to be very careful about this! Oct. 23, 2009 25 days until show time I tried on my outfit for the show today. It

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looks really legit and I can still do a roundoff in it so it should be all right. My head isn’t hurting anymore so I should be all right. We had our first full run through attempt as well. This did not end well though. Due to some conflicting schedules, we ended up starting an hour late with half the cast there. Not looking too good now but I am sure we will all come around. Only time will tell! MORE TO COME STAY TUNED

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CC Singers and Concert Choir Concert

Oct. 27 Cowley Concert Choir and CC Singers perform in the Brown Theater at 7 p.m.

Teen Book Club

Oct. 28 The Teen Book Club meets again on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in the teen room of the Public Library.

Arkalalah Queen Coronation

Oct. 30 There will be a ceremony and a performance by various choirs, culminating the the coronation of this years Queen Alalah. It will be at the Brown Center at 8 p.m.

Writer’s Corner

Nov. 3 Creative Claws will host Writer’s Corner at 7 p.m. at Brown’s.

Concert Band Fall Concert Nov. 12 The Concert Band will be performing a concert in the Brown Center at 7 p.m.

Children’s Show

Nov. 16 The theater department will be performing “Repunzel“ at 1 p.m. in the Brown Center.

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Oct. 20 Tim McGraw releases his next cd. It features the single, “Its a business doing pleasure with you.” Oct. 25 Sam Raimi directs his first movie since Spiderman 3. It is a horror movie starring Justin Long.


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Professing your faith and sharing your stories BY RICHARD GOULD Staff writer

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elling people about life stories is a life changing experience for anyone that will listen and Fields of Faith does just that. “Fields of Faith is based out of the two Chronicles 34 Chapter where he comes down to the people instead of preaching from an elevated status,” said Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Dane Straight. Fields of Faith takes place on an athletic field. “It is typically a better place because they [athletic fields] are not as intimidating because you go to athletic fields all the time to watch games and everything, “said Straight. Planning an event like this takes time and energy just like any other event where people come together to gather. “It was definitely towards the end of the week so it was more like a week that we started really putting things together,” said Jamie Blackim, sophomore. “This year all the leaders of FCA [Fellowship of Christian Athletes] really came together and really pulled together.” Not only did planning take place just a week before, but also some of the ideas came even a year before. “Really in the last couple of weeks is where we started giving the kids ideas of where they need to go and what they need to do,” said Straight. “They went out and got everything setup.” Like other events, music tends to bring people at peace and be friendlier. “I had talked with one of our member’s younger gentlemen to see if he could do it but unfortunately he had the honors banquet across the hallway so he was unable,” said Straight. When one door closes one door opens just like how life goes. “I actually just asked Steve [Butler] if he knew of anybody and he said that he might be able to do it and I said that sounded like a great idea,” said Straight. “Steve [Butler] was gracious enough to put everyone together and get down and do it for us last night Many people have different opinions about what is the best part of Fields of Faith. “Steve Butler. I love Christian rock so that is my favorite part,” said Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs. “The student testimonies are really cool because I usually end up learning something about our students that I did not before.” There is always room for improvement though. “It could have been better if it was on the field,” said Leah Riley, freshman. “We could have reached more people if it was instead of a stage.” Fields of Faith was held in the Robert Brown Theater instead of the soccer field this year due to the weather. The students enjoyed the testimonies just the same.

Above members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and members of the praise and worship band come together to give thanks for the accomplishments for the night. Below: Sophomore Amber Mason, Sophomore Katie Gillmore, Freshman Allison Hoover give praise and thanks during the Praise and Worship section of Fields of Faith led by Steve Butler on piano, Jordan Butler on guitar, Page Butler on drums, and Ben Whitener on bass guitar. (photos by Richard Gould)

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KNEA sponsors local clothing drive and dance-offs BY MEGAN BERRY Editor-in-chief

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NEA is an organization that a lot of people do not know a lot about. It stands for Kansas National Education Association KNEA-SP. Members with major leadership roles include Aubrey Lyman, Samantha Thieme, Micaela Marks and Wrylie Finkle. It is an education club open to everyone. One of the main things KNEA focuses on is service through community. Students are expected to come up with ideas on how they can better serve their community. “The thinking behind that is if we can meet the basic needs of children within the community, they will perform better in school,” said Julie Rhoads, member of elementary education faculty. “So one of the ideas we brainstormed was a clothing drive.” On Nov. 7, they are going to open the Wright room and people in the community will be able to come in and pick out any clothing they want for free. “It’s kind of like an exchange,” said Rhoads. “So if anybody in the community has clothing that they can’t wear anymore because they’ve grown out of it, bring it to us. We sort it out by gender and size, and then other people in the community can benefit from it.” They are collecting clothing of all sizes for all ages mainly focusing on winter clothing items such as sweaters, shoes, coats etc. They really want to focus on meeting the needs of the children, [birth – 18] in the community. “With the current economic situation like it is, we figured there’s going to be more families who find it difficult to buy winter clothing,” said Rhoads. The clothes should be considered wearable and appear slightly used meaning no holes or stains. New items will be accepted as well. Students who need ACES service hours can come in and help on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and sort clothing. Students can also assist with setting up the store on Nov. 6 at

12 p.m. in the Wright room or that can help the day of distribution Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. “We’ve gathered up a decent amount but we would love to get more,” said Lyman. Clothing items can be dropped off in the Social Science department 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon-Fri and are being accepted until Nov. 4.  Along with the clothing drive, they are sponsoring a dance competition – Cowley’s Best Dance Crew. It is scheduled for Dec. 1 in the Brown Center Theater at 7 p.m. The competition will be open to any Cowley College Student who would like to put together a crew. KNEA or any national education association sponsors an outreach to teach. Every year when they do their national conference they pick a school in the city where the conference is going to be held and they have 300 – 400 volunteers. The volunteers show up at the school and do a mini make over. “It’s kind of like Extreme Home Make-over only on a mini scale,” said Rhoads. “It’s things they can do in one day like paint walls, murals, or gardening.” The students involved in KNEA wanted to do something similar right here in Ark City. “The dance competition is a chance to raise some funds to go towards the project,” said Rhoads. To promote the competition, there have been dance off competitions around campus for the last couple of weeks. The first dance off was in the cafeteria on Oct. 15 and the second took place on Oct. 20 in Webb Brown.  “Everyone was pretty excited,” said Lyman. “There were a lot of people out there dancing.” Prizes were handed out to the best dancers. They are hoping to have a few more dance offs before Dec. 1. Registration forms are due Nov. 20 by 4 p.m. To learn more information or pick up a flier, go to the Social Science department. Crews can include a minimum of three people and can be up to 12. It needs to be a two minute choreographed dance. The winners will get prizes and the pride of

knowing that they are the best dance crew at Cowley. Tickets for the competition will be sold prior to the event and at the door for $2. There is no registration fee for the dance crews. KNEA students are going to write a grant. “NEA sponsors a number of grants that they can apply for,” said Rhoads. “So we’re hoping to get $1000 from that grant that we can put with whatever money we raise from the dance competition and go with one of the local schools.”

Right now, Frances Willard is the number one school that KNEA has their eyes set on. For one reason, it is close to campus; anyone who wants to help out can. Also, it is an extremely small school that could use a lot of painting and reconstruction on the playground. However, they still need to approach the school to see if they would be interested and willing. “It’s really stressful but I know in the end it’ll be really rewarding to help a lot of people and a lot of kids who need it,” said Lyman.

Students shows what it takes to make become a part of Cowley’s Best Dance Crew. There are many moves that students involve to show their creative dancing abilities. (illustration by Alison Jamerson)

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members BY ERIC SMITH Scene editor Phi Theta Kappa [PTK] is a national honor society for community colleges across the nation. The Cowley chapter of PTK recently inducted 42 new members into their program. They recently held a ceremony where about 70 people, including the inductees and their family, attended. Melinda Neal, faculty advisor on the Ark City campus welcomed the new members and had a video showed explaining the honor and benefits of being a member. Irona Cliver, a recent graduate and the current alumni president, gave a speech about what membership in PTK has meant to her and shared qualities of a good leader.

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PTK will have another ceremony in the fall for more inductees. All of the people who are eligible for PTK should receive a letter in the mail that tells them they are eligible and how to join. It is not too late to join PTK. If a student has received a letter of invitation to join, they have until Nov. 15 to do so. All they need to do is contact

Neal. PTK is here to prove leadership, service and scholastic opportunities to students. Some of the things they do include putting on the Science Academic Day, working with the Salvation Army to give turkeys to less wealthy families, attending leadership conventions and their current international service project which is called Keep America Beautiful. Some of the things that PTK has done so far include putting recycling bins in the dorms and helping create the garden outside of the Kerr Tech Building. Pictured left: Phi Theta Kappa members pose for a picture. The induction was held in the Wright room on Sun. Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. (file photo)

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Building and maintaining healthy relationships BY TREVOR BLACK Staff writer

date. ·Practice saying “no” firmly. ·Don’t give into pressure to prove how much you care. If you follow these tips and pay attention to Red Flag Day, being in an unhealthy relationship will be hard to come by.. Paying attention to clues and to the actions of your partner, you will be able to stay out of a complicated situation.

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n Nov. 17, students in relationships will be able to hear if the relationship they are in is healthy for them. “[Red Flag Day is] going to be an awareness campaign about domestic abuse,” said Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs. In the upcoming weeks one may notice several posters and other advertisements about Red Flag Day, which will be put on by PAWS [Peers Advocating Wellness for Students]. Students wishing to attend this event will be able to from 10:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. in the McAtee Dining Center. There will be fun and educational activities planned along with lots of information about domestic abuse, how to tell if you are in an unhealthy relationship and how to get out of one. Safe Homes, an organization that supports survivors in domestic violence will also be there to talk about it. Listed on the Safe Homes website are seven tips on finding a good person to date: ·Get to know someone before you begin dating. Usually, friendship is the first quality. ·Dating should involve fun and laughter. It should be based on mutual respect and getting to know one another. ·Dating does not mean you have to have sex. ·If you don’t know a person real well, go on group dates until you feel comfortable. ·Decide limits for yourself when on a

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Tigers rise to number one ranking in Region VI Conference BY JORDAN JOHNSTONBAUGH Sports writer

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he fifth ranked Tigers went into last week’s game in second place in their conference. The played Neosho County on Wed. Oct., 14 and were looking to stay in the race for a conference title. The Tigers defeated Neosho in three straight sets 25-19, 25-15 and 25-19. In the game versus Neosho, the Tigers showed why they are ranked fifth. In the NJCAA. Roslandy Acosta, freshman, led the Cowley Tigers with 12 kills and three blocks. Keshia Clark, sophomore, added nine kills and three blocks and Sarah Eldridge, sophomore, added 20 assists. Michelle O’Dell, sophomore, had 12 digs, while Kelsey Patterson, freshman, chipped in with six kills. The Tigers played Highland (20-3) Saturday looking to take over first place in their conference. Highland was also unbeaten in conference play. The Tigers showed no mercy defeating Highland in three straight sets 25-18, 25-17 and 25-18, and handed them their first conference loss of the season. This put the Tigers in first place in the conference with only a couple of games left on the schedule. Sarah Skinner, freshman, led Cowley with 10 kills and two blocks, while fellow teammates Acosta and Elena Berroteran, freshman added nine kills each. Clark had

Teen Abuse Facts 1 in 3 teenagers know someone who has been punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner. 80% of teens surveyed in the new study thought that verbal abuse was a “serious issue” for their age group. Only 33% of teens who had been in or known about an abusive relationship reported it. A couple marches down the carpet holding hands demonstrating one part to a healthy relationship . A healthy relationship is what Red Flag Day is all about. (photo illustration by Kayla Moser)

Teenage Research Unlimited and Liz Claiborne, Inc. conducted the survey above.

Hard work and dedication requires sacrifice Bertha Zhao recently acted in an H&R Block commercial, but she also attends Cowley as a full-time student, has a family and has a full-time job.      Zhao is from Mexico and attended college there to major in Industrial Engineering. She had two years left when she decided to come to the United States. She got a job at H&R Block.      Zhao works about 30 hours per week at H&R Block. She has been working for the company for three years as a tax preparer and she gives the Spanish/English class in Wichita. As a tax professional, she helps people receive bigger refunds on their taxes.      Due to a lack of shyness, her district manager asked her to go to Kansas City to work on a promotional project.      The commercial took a couple of days to make and each day lasted from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the first day, the English speakers filmed, and on the second day the bilingual people filmed. After the commercial, Zhao continued her education at Cowley.      Zhao attended Cowley in 2004 but dropped for a few years. She had to be in bed resting for four months with her

daughter who will be four years old in November.      After having troubles staying pregnant, her baby was the answer to her prayers. After losing two babies, one of which was stillborn, she knows how special it is to have a daughter.     “She is the center of my world,” Zhao said. “I enjoy being a mom.”     Zhao attends the Mulvane campus on Tues. and Thurs. and takes three hours of online classes. She is working for a degree in accounting.      She wanted to get school done earlier but Zhao said life does not always go the way you want it to. The (image courtesy of http://sincerelykristin.wordpress.com) support she gets

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from her husband and daughter keeps her motivated.     On top of her job, home responsibilities and her education, Zhao is also an officer for the Phi Theta Kappa at the Mulvane Center. Nancy Ayers, mathematics instructor and Phi Theta Kappa Advisor enjoys working with Zhao.      Ayers has seen Zhao’s hard work and dedication. “When she commits to something, I know she will follow it through to completion and it will be done right,”Ayers said.      Keeping this busy schedule, one would normally get tired or start slacking on certain areas, but Zhao keeps busy at work and continues to work really hard.      “Everything you learn is useful for something,” said Zhao. She attends college because she knows it is the best investment that one can do. “The U.S. is the land of opportunity,” said Zhao, “But everything requires dedication and sacrifices.”     Zhao said that juggling this agenda required a lot of sacrifice. She gets about three to four hours of sleep every night, including weekends. She gives up sleep, because she knows that spending time with her husband and daughter is more important.

Lindsey Chandler, freshman prepares to tip the ball during play earlier this season. The Tigers recently rose to the number one ranking in the Region VI Conference. (photo by Carly Budd)

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eight kills and three blocks. Eldridge added in the game 21 assists while O’ Dell, added in 13 digs and the Tigers got their biggest win of their season. The fifth ranked Tigers’ next match was Butler Community College on Wed. Oct., 21. They were looking to stay in first place and win their ninth match in a row. As they had been doing all year, the Tigers beat the Grizzlies in three straight sets 25-22, 25-23 and 25-17. The Tigers won their ninth game in a row and stayed in first place in the conference with five games left on the schedule before the district tournament. If the Tigers keep this winning streak up, they will be hosting the tournament. After pulling out a close win of game one, Cowley fell behind 6-2 to start the second game and trailed 23-20. Acosta served the final five points to help Cowley take game two. Feeding off the come from behind win of game two, Cowley was in control of the third and final game as they won easily, 25-17. Acosta and Berroteran, led the Lady Tigers with 11 kills each. Clark added eight kills, while Skinner and Lindsay Chandler, freshman, each chipped in with seven kills and only one hitting error. Eldridge, the setter for the Tigers, finished the match with 22 assists, while Kaitlin Stearns, freshman, had a team-high of 18 digs.


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Pavlovic and Bruce-Burgess ace top-ten finishes BY BENJAMIN DONALS Sports editor

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ophomores Lloyd Bruce-Burgess and Adriana Pavlovic eased their way through their ITA/Wilson Central Region Tennis Tournament championship matches. Pavlovic continued her success by placing third at Small College Nationals while Lloyd-Burgess [still looking for a good term] to a seventh place finish. Bruce-Burgess was up against the fence from the start. His first match was against top-seeded Damian Hume of Collin County Community College. Bruce-Burgess was defeated 5-7 in a tough first set. Hume put away the second set quickly however with a 6-1 victory to win the match. Hume would eventually win the singles title among NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and JUCO tennis players. “I had a bad draw going into the tournament with Damien [in the] first round; two years ago he was in the top 20 in the world for 18 and under. However, I pushed him in a tight first set and had chances to win it but the second set got away from me,” said Bruce-Burgess. Bruce-Burgess then played a rematch against Seminole State’s Mbonisi Ndimande. Bruce-Burgess cruised through the first set 6-3. Ndimande won a tiebreaker 7-6 in the second set forcing a decisive third set. Ndimande took the match into his hands at that point winning 6-2 and gave Bruce-Burgess his second loss of the tournament. Bruce-Burgess had defeated Ndimande in straight sets, two weeks prior in the ITA/Wilson Central Region Tennis Tournament championship match. “I won the first set and was feeling good about the second,” said Bruce-Burgess. “It went to a tiebreak and I had chances to win it but he came up with some unbelievable shots to win the second set.” Bruce-Burgess went on to say that Ndimande played a great third set while his

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I just stuck to the same routine, tried to concentrate, and knew I just needed a solid performance to win. ~ Sophomore Lloyd

that tournament also. “I’m disappointed I finished lower than last years sixth [place] and I drew the number one seed two years in a row which makes it hard to finish high at this tournament; just bad luck I guess,” said Bruce-Burgess. The season was not a disappointing

CIARA CORBOY SOCCER Where did you grow up? I grew up in Dublin, Ireland. What is your family background? My whole family is from Dublin. My mother has five brothers and five sisters and my dad has five brothers and one sister. I have two brothers, Ryan and Connor. What was it like growing up there? I love right in the heart of Dublin; it’s a lively town. It’s a small country about five hours long to drive. I lived near the beach, movie theatres and malls.

What has your best moment been as a Cowley soccer player? When I scored against Butler. What position do you play? I play all over but mainly forward. Where do you plan to go after this? I want to go play at a Division one or two school, OSU hopefully. What are some of your hobbies? I like hanging out with my teammates and also my best friends, Katie and Ana. I like shopping and playing soccer in my spare time. What is your favorite kind of music? Techno. I must admit, country music has taken up space on my iPod too since I came here. What is your favorite food? My favorite food would have to be Mexican. What is your favorite kind of shoe? My favorite shoes are Air Force One.

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front they both get a ticket.” If the student reporting the issue is unsatisfied with the results after telling the RA, he or she should go tell the dorm manager. “If they do not think it is followed through with or something like that the student needs to contact the dorm manager, security or myself,” said West. Situations may arise that are out of both the RA and the dorm manger’s hands and the situation needs to be brought up to a higher figure. “If the dorm manger doesn’t do anything about it then they need to contact myself and if they feel like I didn’t do anything, they need to contact security and Sue Saia,” said West. With all the rules stated in the handbook, it would be clear as day what should happen but that is rarely the situation. Most issues are in the grey but if drug use were given zero tolerance then there would be no grey area, just black and white.

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Sophomore Lloyd Bruce-Burgess and coach Josh Cobble discuss during Small College Nationals in Mobile, Ala. Bruce-Burgess placed seventh in the tournament. (courtesy photo)

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level dropped slightly. Bruce-Burgess played his final match against Gabriel Nicotra of Meridan Community College. He defeated Nicotra in straight sets 6-3, 6-0 to place seventh at the tournament. “The third match I knew I had to pick myself up after the tough losses and knew also I was a heavy favorite to win the match,” said Bruce-Burgess. “So I just stuck to the same routine, tried to concentrate and knew I just needed a solid performance to win.” Last year, Bruce-Burgess placed sixth at Small College Nationals. He played the number one seed in the opening round of

one for Bruce-Burgess though. He won the regional tournament and also defeated the No. 6 player in Division II. Pavlovic continued her success from Regionals at Small College Nationals. In her first match against Saddleback Community College’s Erika Kagawa Pavlovic held Kagawa scoreless in both sets 6-0, 6-0. Still rolling, Pavlovic played her second round match against Jillian O’Neill of Hillsborough Community College. Pavlovic lost a tough first set tiebreaker 6-7. She didn’t let her first loss set her back, as she won the second set 6-4 forcing a third set. O’Neill dug past Pavlovic however, with a 6-3 victory in the final set. O’Neill would go on to win the junior college women’s title. Still searching for a top-three finish Pavlovic faced Reedley College’s Yumiko Justin. Not to be denied a medal Pavlovic defeated Justin in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. Bruce-Burgess The win cemented her third place finish at the tournament. “I thought they both had a good experience. They both could have played better at times but they were still able to have a good showing,” Head Coach Josh Cobble said “That says a lot for the two of them to have finished that well and could have played better.” The teams begin play again this spring.

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rug use in the America is a big issue at college. When students are away from home for the first time, they are finally free to make their own decisions and drugs is one of the issues that comes up. Cowley has taken the stand of zero tolerance when it comes to drug use. “Drug use will not be tolerated,” said Vice President of Student Affairs, Sue Saia. However, what is said and what happens are two different things. To me zero tolerance is if you get caught even once then it is game over for you. No matter who you are, your background or where you are from, everyone is equal so the rules should apply to everyone. The rule should be not be three strikes you are out, but only one strike and you are out. The Student Handbook states that drug use in dorms is split into three violations. One violation is the unlawful possession, which includes illegal drugs. The penalty placed on this violation varies from case to case but the minimum penalty is a $200 fine and a report to the Ark City Police Department. Immediate dismissal from the dorms is also possible as well. The second violation is possession of alcohol. The college states that no alcoholic or cereal malt beverages are allowed on the campus or at school-sponsored functions. The penalty is split into two offenses. The first offense consists of a $200 fine, parental notification and mandatory counseling assessment. Each additional offense is a $200 fine,

Number of Arrests on Campus Alcohol in the dorms is a growing issue on campus. (photo courtesy of Google Images photo illustration by Christopher Bales) the Ark City Police Department notified, five mandatory counseling sessions and possible dismissal from the dorms. The last violation is tobacco use. The penalty placed on tobacco use is fines will be assessed. The college does not allow smoking and chewing tobacco in the dormitories. Many students may not know how to report such incidents but it is all located in

the Student Handbook. Direct of Housing, Landon West said “They [dorm residents] can report it to the RA [Resident Assistant], and the RA will go to the dorm manage, myself or security.” If alcohol is reported, both dorm students will be issued tickets. “Depending on the situation, automatically they both will get a ticket,” said West. “They both live in that room. They can appeal that but up

Possession of Marijuana: One Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: One Purchase, Possession and Consumption of Liquor: Six Statistics courtesy of the Ark City Police Department

Weather differences affect the way students dress BY ALYSSA CAMPBELL Ad manager Students arrive at Cowley from all corners of the world including Brazil, North Dakota, England, Oklahoma, Jamaica, Arkansas, Italy and some come from right around the block here in Arkansas City. The difference from the locals and the foreigners is that the locals know how to dress for whatever ball Mother Nature decides to throw in Kansas. For some reason, Matt Lafferty, from North Dakota, has the opposite problem of Marvia Lewin, from Jamaica. Lafferty is from a state that gets around seven to eight inches of snow and has below zero degree temperature, whereas Lewin is used to a temperature that stays around 80 to 90 degrees year-round. As summer faded into fall in Kansas, the weather has turned towards the ugly for Lewin but did not seem to have an effect on Lafferty. In Jamaica, Lewin wears T-shirts and jeans most of the time. The interesting part about that is that Lafferty wears the same thing in North Dakota.

Sophomore Marvia Lewin believes that the temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit is too cold for her while Freshman Matt Lafferty believes it is fine. (photo by Kayla Moser) If the tables were switched, like it has been for Lewin, Lafferty would not be able to stand the heat in Jamaica and Lewin is currently suffering Kansas’ fall and winter. Lewin got her hands on a lot of coats after

realizing how cold it is for her here. “When it is cold I get real sick,” Lewin said. She is not used to the weather being so chilly and gets sick more often than the

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average Kansasan does in the winter. As for Lafferty, the weather does not faze him a bit. When asked about what he thought on people wearing winter clothes already, he said, “I think it is funny to laugh at, but I understand because you guys are not used to cold, cold weather.” He says this as he wears a tee shirt and jeans in the rain at 60 degrees while Lewin wears sweat pants and a hoodie for warmth. Even though they are both far from home, they have found some sort of comfort here at Cowley College to stay in Kansas and deal with the wicked weather here. “I really miss back home,” said Lewin, “I miss the partying, my friends and the beach.” The story seems to be the same for Lafferty as he shared, “I miss the snow and just miss being able to go to a hill and snowboard.” Although, surely, when Lewin and Laffery do go home, there will not be any missing Kansas. Mother Nature’s instant change in mood drives the foreigners crazy as well as the rest of us that live here.


Three mind sets, one solution, do not drink! BY IAN WHITLEY Campus editor

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t is an epidemic that kills more than 50 teens on average a week. Something that kills 6.5 times more young people than all the illegal drugs combined, according to an essay by Dawn Harris. It is underage alcohol consumption, an epidemic that has been growing across the nation. Teen drinking has long been a huge problem in Cowley and Sumner Counties. According to Sumner County Community

never consider the probable outcomes of underage drinking. Outcomes such as alcohol poisoning, vehicle tragedies and DUI charges, or being arrested for underage drinking. In March of 2009, Brayden Popplewell, a Cowley student at the Winfield campus, was involved in an alcohol-related accident. The car flipped over and Popplewell was thrown out. She spent weeks in a Wichita hospital recovering and the driver faced DUI charges. Months later, Popplewell was in another

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ynn French and Rachel Curtiss sing, “Fergalicious” during Karaoke Night on Oct. 15 from 10- midnight at the Alumni Bar and Grill. It was the first karaoke night sponsored by Cowley College’s ‘PAWS’ itive promotions and Alumni Bar and Grill. The first 150 students to pick up a ticket in the student life office were admitted free. (photo by Carly Budd)

accident. It was a two car crash late one Saturday night in rural Sumner County. Popplewell died in the crash, and the driver was arrested for DUI. This incident

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is a perfect example of the Invincibility Complex. Popplewell may or may not have been drinking herself, but she was riding with an intoxicated driver after already being in one car accident while riding with an intoxicated driver. The second mind set is the thirdperson view. A teen may hear about other underage drinking tragedies and continue to sit around and talk about how stupid those teens are while sipping a can of beer. They are making the exact same mistakes; they simply think that they are smarter

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“Yes, it’s a problem because for some reason alcohol is so accessible in this town.” -Erin Burroghs Sophomore

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Cross country teams capture titles BY JORDAN JOHNSTONBAUGH Sports writer

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he Tigers competed in the Conference and Regional meet on Oct. 24. The men’s team placed second in the region with a 5 point loss to Garden City

She had a time of 18:56,7 and finished third overall in the region and first in the conference. There were three other runners who placed in the top 10. Cecilia Burley, sophomore, placed sixth with a time of 19:58 and Leigh Ann Omarknail, freshman, placed seventh with a time of 20:02.2. The last Tiger to fall to finish in the top 10 was

Valerie Bland, freshman, who fished 10th with a time of 20:13.5. Two other runners that placed in the top 20 were freshmen, Bailey Hawkins, in 15th with a time of 20:58.1 and Elly Adamson, in 17th with a time of 21:00.6. The last three Tigers to cross the line were Cassy Kendrick, freshman, with

a 22nd place finish with time of 21:26.3, Jessica Dyer, sophomore, with a 27th place finish and time of 21:51.5. Marvia Lewin, sophomore, finished with a 29th place and time of 21:56.5. The Tigers are not finished yet. Both teams made it to nationals held in Peoria, Ill. The time is to be announced.

“I would say no because we are one of the few countries that have laws against drinking.” -Mitchell Wright Sophomore

“It is a problem because I know very few people who do not drink on campus.” -Shaelynn French Freshman

“No, because at Cowley you find that there is never anything to do on campus, but then on the other hand they are still underage and should not be drinking.” -DeAngelo Hollingsworth Freshman

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Drug Action Team member Marcia Bartleson, that county alone is ranked number five for teen alcohol use. Teens all around Cowley around the nation continue reckless underage drinking largely because of three main mind sets. Those mind sets are the Invincibility Complex, the Third Person View and the Jigsaw Outlook. The Invincibility Complex is probably the foremost liability when it comes to underage drinking. It causes teenagers to believe that nothing will happen to them. It is not because they think they are invincible like Superman, but simply because they

or that they are better than those other teenagers. They do not consider the fact that they are doing the exact same thing. If one is drinking underage, they are still breaking the law and can still be harmed in the same ways. “[The third-person view] is kind of along the line of the invulnerability thing,” said Roy Reynolds, student life counselor. “I think most people have heard of all the negative stories and the negative outcomes of drinking. But unless they identify with that in some way, they aren’t going to take it to heart. That is why when it happens close to home it usually does get a person’s attention.” The third and final mind set is the Jigsaw Outlook. A jigsaw puzzle piece wants to fit in with the rest of the jigsaw pieces; sometimes it wants to fit in there even when it shouldn’t. Sometimes it is even willing to harm itself and take life-threatening risks in order to shove itself into a shape that it is not meant to fit into. In the same ways, many teenagers want to fit in where they shouldn’t, even if it means drinking underage with adults or with other teenagers. Sometimes the desire to fit in and peer pressure can over shadow good common sense and personal safety. ”I think [peer pressure] is one of the more important aspects of high risk drinking,” said Reynolds. “We need to correct misperceptions of teen drinking. For instance, the idea that it’s the norm, which research says that is far from the case. That is confirmed not only by research that is done across the country, but research that we have done right here at Cowley confirms that the hazardous high risk drinking is not the norm, it’s the exception. So if we can correct those misperceptions, we can influence people’s choices on whether to do high risk drinking or not.” Cowley has counseling for students who think they might have a problem with their drinking. If a student wants an independent assessment of their drinking, they can go meet with Reynolds. Evaluations and counseling are completely confidential. No one other than Reynolds will know about it. Reynolds said if students want to meet with him, he could do a quick evaluation, give advice and give recommendations on their drinking.

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Editor in Chief - Megan Berry Campus Editor - Ian Whitley Scene Editor - Eric Smith Advertising Managers - Alyssa Campbell and Mitch Hoover Layout Editor - Chelsea Weathers Sports Editor - Benjamin Donals Online Editor - Christopher Bales Photo Editor - Carly Budd Staff Members - Colin Baker, Trevor Black, Chad Buttram, Richard Gould, Alison Jamerson, Jordan Johnstonbaugh, Kayla Moser, and Anne Sanchez Faculty Advisor- Meg Smith

Bailey Hawkins, freshman, runs in a meet earlier this year. The women brought home the first regional title in school history (photo by Chad Buttram) (44). They took home their fourth straight conference title, winning by 27 with a team time of (2:13:09.2). The women’s team came in first place. This is the first regional title in the program’s history and the first conference title since 2002. They beat the second place team by14 points scoring 41 points in the regional. They ran away with the regional title and won the conference by 18 points. Dustin Mettler, sophomore, led the men with a time of 26:12.7. It was good enough for a fifth place finish and first in the conference “We ran well but we aren’t finished,” said Mettler. The next three Cowley College runners to cross the finish line came within 19 seconds of each other. Phillip Banowetz, sophomore, finished in eighth place with a time of 26:24.2, Brice Irving, sophomore, had a time of 26:31.5 coming in ninth. The only Cowley freshman to finishing in the top 10 with a time of 26:43.6 was Josh Gacia. Isbek Salinas, sophomore, finished 17th with a time of 27:17.1 The next two to cross the line coming in 19th and 20th were Cianan Kutil, sophomore, at 72:20.4 and Tyson Christensen, freshman. Abdesalam Ali, sophomore, finished in the top 30 with a time of 27:38.6. On the women’s side, Robin Ray, sophomore, was the first to cross the line.

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Butler defeats Cowley in first round of Region VI Playoffs BY JORDAN JOHNSTONBAUGH Sports writer

Jayhawk Conference Region VI Playoff Seedings Women’s Soccer

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he Tigers played in a make up game versus Independence on Oct., 16 and dominated the game. The Tigers took 59 shots, 25 of which were on target but only three players scored. Amber Hernandez, sophomore, captured her third five-goal game of the year bringing her season total to 26. Ciara Corboy, sophomore, also helped out with four goals bringing her total to this season to 11. Sadie Hull, freshman, added the other two goals for the Tigers. She now has six on the season. The 11-1 victory was the women’s biggest win. Hernandez, Corboy and Hull also combined for five assists in the game. The Tigers were holding a 6-0 lead until the Pirates scored with eight minutes left in the first half. That was the Pirates’ first goal of the season who are 0-17 for the year. The Tigers put five more goals into the net to take an 11-1 victory. The Tigers were looking to take their momentum into the game versus Neosho County. They played their final home game of the season on Oct. 19. The Tigers lost 1-0. The Tigers fought hard the entire match. The lone goal in the match was scored in the last two minutes of the match. Goal keeper Katie Ybarra, sophomore, had eight saves, keeping the Tigers in the game. The lone goal she allowed was on a plenty kick. With the loss, the Tigers fell behind Neosho

No. 1 Hutchinson Blue Dragons No. 2 Barton County Cougars No. 3 Butler Grizzlies

Freshman Sarah Engster prepares to launch the ball down the field during a previous match this season. The women’s season ended yesterday with a loss to Butler. (photo by Carly Budd) in the Region VI standings. The Tigers’ last regular season game was against Cloud County Community College in Concordia. The Tigers needed the win to receive a bid into the Region VI playoffs. Neither team scored in the first half of the match. The game would remain scoreless until 31 minutes left in the second half. That is when Hernandez scored her 27th goal of the season and gave Cowley a 1-0 lead. Corboy would add another just 90 seconds after Hernandez to give the

Tigers a 2-0 lead. The goal was her 12th this season. Cloud County got back into the game when Wittney Beckstead scored a goal with 18 minutes left in the match. The Tigers would hold onto their one goal lead and win the match 2-1. The Tigers played Butler in the opening round of the Region VI playoffs. The Grizzlies defeated the Tigers 16-2 ending the Tiger’s run this season. The team’s final record was nine wins and eight losses.

Men’s soccer earns number seven seed

BY BENJAMIN DONALS Sports editor

The men’s soccer team has been hit and miss all season. The Tigers had a close call against winless Independence, but followed it up with an impressive win against Crowder College. The men then suffered two one point losses to Neosho County and Cloud County. The Tigers played Independence on Oct., 15. The Tigers started off slow, falling behind the Pirates 2-1 going into the first half. Cowley’s lone goal belonged to Keegan Cornelius, sophomore, who scored first for either team. Independence got a quick score just 1:34 into the second half. The Pirates were building some momentum. Feeling the pressure the men scored four unanswered goals in the second half to steal the win from the Pirates. Sophomore Joao Bacchi revived the lifeless tigers by scoring a goal with 33:01 left in the match. Freshmen Nathan Modesto, Lucas Coelho, and Ivenns Martinez would continue the onslaught

from there. Each added goals midway through the second half to secure the victory for the Tigers. The Tigers would shake off the rust in their next match against Crowder College though. The Tigers clung to a 1-0 lead going into halftime. Martinez scored the team’s lone first half goal. Martinez and Coelho opened the game up in the second half, with Martinez adding two more goals and Coelho adding one. The two second half goals gave Martinez a hatrick. On Oct. 19 Neosho County defeated Cowley 3-2. The Tigers started off fast with Cornelius scoring on a pass from Dayton Rodrigues, sophomore, in the opening minute of the game. Neosho County did not take long to tie the match when Richard Maggot scored a goal just three minutes into the match. Both teams battled through the rest of the first half, holding each other scoreless. The Panthers were the first to act in the second half. Neosho scored their second goal of the game 2:56 into the second half. Quick to respond however, Coelho scored

a goal on a pass from Modesto with just under 17 minutes left in the match. The teams would remain tied at the end of regulation sending the game into a 10-minute overtime. The teams would continue their defensive dominance with a scoreless first overtime. Neosho earned the win 3-2 when they put a penalty kick in the back of the net four minutes into the second overtime. The Tigers then played Cloud County Community College in Concordia. Yet another defensive battle ensued with the Thunderbirds clinging to 1-0 lead going into the second half after a quick score in the first two minutes of the match. Cowley’s Joao Bacchi, sophomore, would score the team’s lone goal ten minutes into the second half. It was Cloud County’s Gary Hynes’ second goal of the match that would be the deciding factor. The loss brought the Tigers’ overall record to 6-8-1 and their conference record to 3-6-1. The Tigers are the No. 7 seed in the Region VI tournament and will play No. 2 seed Barton County who defeated the tigers 2-1 in their only meeting this season.

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No. 4 Johnson County Cavaliers No. 5 Neosho County Panthers No. 6 Cowley Tigers No. 7 Coffeyville Ravens No. 8 Cloud County Thunderbirds

Jayhawk Conference Region VI Playoff Seedings Men’s Soccer No. 1 Johnson County Cavaliers No. 2 Barton County Cougars No. 3 Garden City Broncbusters No. 4 Cloud County Thunderbirds No. 5 Neosho County Panthers No. 6 Kansas City Red Ravens No. 7 Cowley Tigers No. 8 Allen County Red Devils

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