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Dec. 8, 2005

Issue 8 The Student Newspaper of Cowley College

THE COWLEY PRESS www.cowleypress.com

Arkansas City, Kan.

Pinocchio

Comes to Life Children’s theatre production draws crowds of youngsters

BY SARAH LAVALLEE Staff Writer

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eal boys go to school and tell the truth. Wooden boys skip school and spend all their time at Pleasure Isle. This was the moral lesson that elementary school students took away from the Dec. 6 production of Pinocchio. The Tyger Tawk Communications Club and Act One held four performances of a children’s theater production of Pinocchio. The first three shows were for area elementary students from Arkansas City, Dexter, Cedar Vale, and Newkirk, Okla. An estimated 1,600 students attended. The show opened with Glissandra, played by sophomore Karrah Fish, Pinocchio’s angelic conscience who acted as a narrator. In this version of the story, there was no Jiminy Cricket. Tessa, a kindergartner from Francis Willard Elementary School, said the “blue princess fairy” was her favorite character. The fifth grade girls from Cedar Vale Elementary agreed that “the angel” stole the show. However, Pinocchio was the favorite among the boys. A fatal lack of rhythm that destroyed Pinocchio’s dance career seemed to be the selling point. Pinocchio, portrayed by sophomore Jaden Hedge, tore the screen during his big show and tripped on his way to school, never failing to amuse the young audience. The scene involving the Field of Miracles was cited as most entertaining, especially “when that one guy knocked the two heads together,” said sixth grader Ehan from Trinity Lutheran School. He was referring to Mastroni, the evil puppet-master, who knocked the Fox and Cat’s heads together after they allowed Pinocchio to escape, causing a roar of laughter throughout the auditorium. Every time an actor would pause in conversation or glance out to the audience when searching for Pinocchio, the children erupted into deafening screams of “He went that way-no wait, that way!” Freshman Aaron Loehr, who played the coachman that takes the boys to Pleasure Isle, spoke highly of his experience in the show. “I’ve done children’s theater before when I was in high school and I love it,” he said.

Candlewick, played by Luke Franklin, and Pinocchio, played by Jaden Hedge, search for a way to help an injured schoolmate while Count Boris the Fox and Contessa Olga the Cat devise a scheme to lighten the boys’ pockets. (photos by Jessica Demel)

Mastroni the cruel puppet master, played by Jade Hillestad, searches for Pinocchio.

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Opinions

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The Scene

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Sports

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Glissandra the Blue Fairy, played by Karrah Fish, admonishes a disobedient Pinocchio for his bad behavior.

Cowleywood Preliminary voting for Homecoming has started. Visit www.cowley.edu to vote for king and queen candidates. Story on page 5

The Cat and Fox drag an injured child, played by Becca Resner, as part of their grand scheme to catch Pinocchio.

‘Tis the season for concerts Jazz Band, CC Singers, Steve Butler and John McCutcheon all serenade the community. Story and pictures on page 9


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NEWS

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Dec. 8, 2005

Continuing Education *Option A*

*Option B*

WSU is offering core classes Bachelor’s degree in business for elementary education management offered locally on Cowley campuses through Friends University BY SARAH DONNELLY Staff Writer Beginning in the fall semester of 2006, Wichita State University will be offering core classes for its elementary education licensure program on Cowley campuses. The Cowley College and WSU partnership will allow students to take some WSU classes by attending them closer to home. This partnership was developed to help students who are seeking their bachelor’s degree but want to limit their commuting time to the WSU campus. An incoming freshman could attend classes on a Cowley campus for three years, earning an associate degree from Cowley during the first two, and then attend classes at WSU for one year. Students could also do their student teaching at a school closer to their home. Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs Sheree Utash said, “This is a fabulous opportunity for students to continue their education.” Social Science instructor Jan Allison said that interested students should complete the WSU Teacher Education Application Packet, which is available from Amy White on the Arkansas City campus, Emily Bontrager on the Wichita Southside campus, or the college web site at www.cowley.edu.

A WSU faculty member will contact applicants and conduct a 10-12 minute telephone interview. A letter of acceptance may be mailed to the student’s home address. If accepted, the student can enroll in the Core I classes offered at Cowley. Students also will need to complete at least two sections of the Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) and take the CAAP test (which is required for graduation from Cowley). Those students who choose this option will be taking several of the WSU classes on Cowley campuses in Arkansas City and Mulvane. Core I classes (with the exception of Math 501 and Investigations in Science), Core IIa, and Core IIb will be offered on Cowley’s Arkansas City and Mulvane campuses, via Interactive Distance Learning. Summer classes, P.E. Methods and Fundamentals for the Classroom Teacher will be held on the WSU campus in Wichita. Courses will typically begin after 4 p.m. or they will be offered online. The final semester will involve student teaching, which can include schools in the Cowley and Sumner area. This program is on a first-come, firstserve basis and will have a capacity for up to 30 students. All fees will be at WSU rates, and Cowley will provide the facilities for the program for free.

BY JENNY SARCHET Opinions Editor Business majors at Cowley have a new option. Starting in January, the college will offer a business management bachelor’s degree program through Friends University. The degree is offered in a package format that includes all textbooks, fees and materials along with an additional 30 credit hours of experiential learning credit for under $17,500. “By bringing this program to Cowley College, we have the chance to introduce ourselves to a community of people who may not be acquainted with what we have to offer,” said Friends’ Director of Outreach Jon Cressler. “Both Friends University and Cowley College have a lot to gain from this partnership.” It is a 42-credit-hour major offering a comprehensive study of business management through practical application of new learning skills. Students must have two years of transferable credit before admittance to the program. Financial aid is available and will cover 100 percent of the cost for those who qualify. In the nine years the program has been in existence, Friends has helped over 1,000 students earn their degree. Business Management is the largest major with 280

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students currently enrolled. “From the beginning to end, Friends University takes in to consideration the needs of the student,” said Cressler. “Regardless of the situation, returning adult student or fresh out of the community college environment, you will not find a quicker way to earn an accredited degree at this level of quality.” Friends University would like to have 15 students enrolled in the program at Cowley, though it is considering offering the program with 10 to 12 students. Classes will be held in the Webb-Brown Academic Center on Tuesdays from 6 to 10 p.m. “The bachelor of business administration in business management major offered at Cowley College will not be any different than if a student were to complete the classes on the Friends University campus,” said Beverly Grunder, who is the chair of the Business, Computer and Information Technology Department at Cowley. “Upon completion of the 17month program, students will receive their bachelor’s degree from Friends University.” To learn more about the program contact Program Representative Jeanice Roberson-Young at Friends University at jeanice@friends.edu or Grunder at grunder@cowley.edu.

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NEWS

Dec. 8, 2005

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Pucker up, Billy Who’s gonna Kiss the Goat to raise money for PTK? BY DAVE DEJMAL and RAE HUNTER Staff Writer

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e may be cute at first sight, but look a little closer and you may see lonely, drooling lips. His name is Spike, and he is a good friend of instructor Todd Shepherd. The name of the game is “Kiss The Goat.” It involves instructors and staff members as well as student voters. The contest will help raise money for Phi Theta

Kappa honor society. Individual jars with a photo of each contestant will be placed in the admissions office through Thursday, Dec. 8. To see your selected instructor or staff member kiss the goat, place as much change as you can conjure up in your preferred candidate’s jar. If you can handle it, you can sacrifice not eating that candy bar or drinking a soda for a day or two, so you can see the instructor who hands out all that homework get humiliated. To keep a contestant from getting all

slobbery-faced, put dollar bills in the jar instead of coins. Cash counts as negative points. Instructors and staff members who have agreed to participate are Natural Science instructor Michelle Schoon, Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs Sheree Utash, Humanities instructor Scott MacLaughlin, Humanities instructor Dave

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Online Exclusives Over 200 students attended the Winter Dance hosted by the Black Student Union Dec. 5 in the Wright Room. The event raised $230 for the club. Visit our online exclusives to see pictures. n

The team “Has-Beens” won the annual Turkey Bowling tournament, sponsored by the Journalism Club Nov. 21. Team members are Dirk Foust, Jason O’Toole, Larry Grose and Scott MacLaughlin. Read about the event and see more photos at www.cowleypress.com. Just click on Online Exclusives. (photo by Jessica Demel)

BITES Phi Theta Kappa is displaying Angel Wreaths inside Galle-Johnson, WebbBrown and the Brown Center. Each angel represents a local child who is in need of clothes or toys for Christmas. Take an angel off the wreath and return with a gift to Natural Science instructor Melinda Neal in Galle-Johnson 210, office three. Angels need to be returned by Dec. 14. ACES is hosting a Coffee Day fundraiser on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Coffee, latte and cappuccino will be served in the Jungle from 8 a.m. to noon for students to get their energizer for finals. There will be dorm room openings for the spring 2006 semester. Current students will be placed on a priority list. Contact the Student Life office or Rob Wood in housing to add your name to the list. The list operates on a first-come, first-served basis so act quickly if you are interested. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, almost 4 percent of the U.S. population struggles with social phobia each year. Cowley College offers its students free and confidential services for this and other personal issues.  The office of Student Life Counselor Roy Reynolds is room 204 of the Nelson Student Center.  Reynolds can be reached at 620-441-5228. All Cowley clubs and organizations can pick up a sheet from the Student Life

A quick look at what’s happening on campus

Office to be decorated for the Homecoming basketball game. The sheets can be decorated and hung up at the Homecoming game on Jan. 25 against Neosho. Other special events, including a performance by a hypnotist on Jan. 17 and a dance on Jan. 26, are also planned in conjunction with Homecoming. The Minisa Chapter, IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) is offering a new scholarship. The scholarship is for those persons who are continuing their education, especially business administration majors, but need financial aid. $750 will be awarded for the fall 2006 semester. Application deadline is March 15. For more information contact Scholarship Coordinator Lisa Grose at 620441-5294. The Frontier Farm Credit will award a 1,000 scholarship to a student attending a community, technical or vocational school or college. Applicants; must be a borrower of a Frontier Farm Credit Association or must be a dependent of a borrower, will be asked to document school and community involvement. Application deadline is March 31. For more information or an application contact Scholarship Coordinator Lisa Grose at 620-441-5294. Compiled by Lindsay Hickenbottom editor@cowleypress.com

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Bostwick, and Dean of Student Life Sue Saia. The goat-kissing ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 9, outside the cafeteria at noon.

Young Democrats help local charity

DIG DEEP

BY CHANSI LONG Staff Writer The Young Democrats Club is organizing a fundraiser to support local children and their families. The money raised will go to the Salvation Army. The fundraiser encourages the donation of pocket change, and the tagline is “Change for Change.” The idea is that if everyone donates something as insignificant as pocket change, many lives can be improved. “It’s our way to help others during the holiday season,” the club’s SGA representative, Dirk Talley, said. The goal is to fill a 3-gallon bucket to the brim with change. The bucket will be circulating around campus and should be easily located in the Galle-Johnson administrative offices.


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NEWS

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Dec. 8, 2005

Last-minute gifts that won’t break the bank Relax basket: mug + variety box of tea + small box of cookies + bath salts + loofah + face mask Cost: $27

BY ILAH GROOM Cowley Journalism Department

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ooking for a last minute gift, yet don’t have the money to buy something special? The following list will give you plenty of ideas. These gifts don’t have to look cheap or rushed. If you’ve forgotten that special someone, ignored that not-so-special someone or just couldn’t come up with one more idea, it’s not too late to get a great gift. The key to the perfect gift is that it appears to be handpicked for the recipient. So think about what you know about this person, get inexpensive gifts and mold them into perfect presents. PICTURE THIS Many of us have grandparents or other older relatives. Why not show your love and keep them up to date on your latest style with a beautifully framed portrait of their favorite grandchild? Grab your cutest picture, then head to almost any store -- Target, Hallmark, Wal-Mart, heck, even Walgreen’s has picture frames. While you’re there, grab some candles and ornaments for other people you forgot and for stocking stuffers. If you have a little time, rush a photo to your local Kinko’s. They can turn it into a calendar or ornament in 24 hours for $10 to $25. Call ahead to make sure they can fill your order in time. TOOL OF A LIFETIME For the guy in your life or the mom that’s adopted you into her flock, a keychain tool may become a lifesaver. These things do it all. They open boxes, remove splinters, tighten the little screws on eyeglasses, cut stray threads from sweaters and open soda cans without breaking your

Ski trip planned for student leaders Cowley College is hosting a Ski Trip and Leadership Retreat in Kansas City at Snow Creek Resort. The retreat will be a two-day event filled with activities in leadership training. Cost is $35. Students will also have the option of earning college credit while on the trip. Students who want to receive college credit must enroll in and pay for the one-credit hour course in addition to the $35 payment for the trip itself. Transportation, lodging, meals, leadership materials, ski rentals and lift tickets will be included in the trip package. Participants will be leaving campus Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. and returning early in the morning on Sunday, Jan. 29. The trip is open to any current Cowley College student in good standing and is limited to the first 30 students to apply. To apply for the trip, a completed application form with a payment of $35 must be turned into the Student Life Office by Dec. 10. Applications forms can be picked up in the Student Life office in the Jungle.

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nails. Leatherman makes one called a Micro Tool, and Swiss Army has several versions. They sell for less than $40 and can be found at camping stores, army surplus stores, hardware stores, Sears and Sharper Image. GIFT BASKETS Buying a pre-assembled gift basket can be expensive. If you’ve got an extra basket in the closet, use it. If not, you can get one for about $3 at a craft store. The contents of each these baskets can be found at your local grocery and movie rental store. Movie basket: movie rental gift card + box of microwave popcorn + six pack of Coke + Twizzlers Cost: about $25, depending on the amount of the gift card

Car care basket: chamois + car wax + car soap + new car scent can + spray nozzle to attach to hose (you can use a bucket instead of a basket) Cost: $25 WE ALL LOVE FOOD Everyone’s got to eat, and you can feed them. If it’s too late to bake, you can still go out and buy chocolates, cookies, cake, or a baked ham at the grocery for under $20. Wrap it up and call it a day. SPICE OF LIFE People who cook really great food want the freshest spices they can find. Small potted herbs, like basil, thyme, oregano and parsley are easy to maintain and can live in a windowsill. You can buy them for less than $10 at plant nurseries, stores that carry gardening supplies (like Wal-Mart and Home Depot) and even some grocery stores. Get an attractive pot to put

it in -- the plain terra-cotta pots are pretty and cost less than $3. To make an herb present personal, copy down a recipe including the herb and give it with the present. OUTRAGEOUS ORNAMENTS When all else fails, buy boxes of clear glass ornaments or make some at home. Then, spruce them up, make them shine and ship them out using these easily personalized decorating ideas. Colored Glass Balls - Spray ornaments with glitter paints or frosty coatings, glue on glitter or craft store jewels, and attach braids or ribbons. Use stickers, craft paints, or ribbons to add personality. Decorate with ribbons and bows made from mesh, satin, grosgrain, sheer ribbon, or raffia strands. Whether you know what to get for everyone or you’re scrambling to find a gift for dear old mom and dad, use these ideas and you’ll be able to relax and take in the good tidings with your “family” at home or away.


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NEWS

Dec. 8, 2005

Stop, drop or pay dough Tuition payment policy will change starting in spring BY SARAH LAVALLEE Staff Writer

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f you are a student, you may remember getting a letter from Cowley College during the last couple of weeks regarding a new policy. Unless, of course, like sophomore Marcus Hickenbottom, you threw it away without reading it, which seems to accurately represent the actions of many Cowley students. However, this policy may be one that will come back to bite you in the financial butt next semester. Starting next semester, students who do not attend class and don’t officially drop it during the allotted refund period will be charged for the credit hours. “I thought they’ve done that for a long time,” said Hickenbottom, who was then corrected by his mother, who had read the letter of notification. According to school officials, this new policy is not meant to take more money from already tight college students’ budgets, but rather to ensure willing students aren’t kept out of classes because others never officially dropped the course. Look around most classrooms and the point becomes obvious. Often several empty seats are not filled simply because whoever enrolled to fill them decided not to go to class but did not officially withdraw from it, thus closing the class to students who need the credits. Registrar Forest Smith approximated

that, in the past, 5 to 10 percent of credit hours had to be dropped because of students who did not pay after enrollment. Only about half re-enrolled after being dropped. Many students had no opinion or interest in the new policy. However, freshman Kelsey Talbott said, “ I think if you know you’re going to drop it, you’ll know from the beginning.” Every Cowley student who has enrolled for the spring semester should have received a letter of notification concerning the new policy, said Dean of

Student Learning Pam Doyle. Reminder phone calls will be made in the beginning of January, before bills are sent, to students who have yet to pay for credit hours in which they are enrolled. There are several ways for Cowley students to drop a class and avoid being charged for the credit hours. If the semester has yet to start, go to Campus Connect and into academic information and a menu drops down with an add/drop option. If the semester has begun, an add/drop slip must be obtained from the student’s academic advisor or the Admissions office.

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Roll out the red carpet

Cowleywood is coming! BY LINDSAY HICKENBOTTOM Staff Writer Voting for the 2006 Homecoming candidates has begun. Cowleywood is this year’s Homecoming theme. Each club, organization and activity at Cowley had the opportunity to nominate candidates for king and queen. Students, faculty and staff can vote online at cowley.edu through Friday, Dec.16. These votes will narrow the candidates into the top five king and queen candidates. These 10 finalists will then be placed on an online ballot for the last voting session. The final vote will be held from Jan. 17-24 to determine the winning king and queen. The winners will be crowned at the coronation on Jan. 25 during the halftime of the men’s basketball game in the W. S. Auditorium. The Cowley Tigers will be playing against Neosho, with the women playing at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m. In conjunction with Homecoming activities, on Jan. 17 Hypnotist Dale-K will come to Cowley. He will perform at 7 p.m. in the Robert Brown Theatre. The annual Homecoming Dance will be held on Jan. 26 in the Brown Center Wright Room. The dance will begin at 9 p.m. and finish at midnight. A DJ, decorations, and refreshments will be present. The dress attire will be formal to semiformal. Tickets are available in the Student Life Office. According to SGA President Ashley Bland, prizes will be awarded to best-dressed and others.

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OPINIONS

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Dec. 8, 2005

God Hates? Choosing peace over intolerance

BY VICTORIA UKAOMA for the Editorial Board Staff Writer

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n a weekday morning in October 2004, a group of protestors arrived in front of Arkansas City High School. In response to the school’s formation of the Gay-Straight Alliance Club, they shouted such things as “God Hates Fags” and “God hates the teachers and superintendents of the city school district” as parents dropped their kids off to school and Ark City residents looked on in shock. A recent funeral in South Haven for a fallen soldier, Sgt. Evan Parker, brought with it this same group of angry protestors. They held vulgar signs and claimed that U.S. soldiers are being killed overseas because God hates America and is punishing the United States for its acceptance of gays and lesbians. Reverend Fred Phelps, the sharptongued preacher from Topeka, is responsible for these protests along with thousands of others. Followers of the tiny Topeka Westboro Baptist Church picket the gay community at hundreds of nationwide events. They often target people that they mistakenly assume are gay or those they believe are encouraging homosexuality. Fred Phelps’ son, Mark W. Phelps, actually left the Phelps family over 32 years ago because he didn’t agree with his father’s actions and beliefs. In a letter written to the Topeka Capital Journal, Mark W. Phelps wrote: “He can be very intimidating. He can use foul language and come across with a booming voice to the community, but the truth is, like the Wizard of Oz, when Toto pulls the curtain back, instead of this big powerful individual, it’s only a small, pathetic old man.” Phelps calls himself a prophet who is simply spreading the word. He also has two websites GodHatesAmerica.com and GodHatesFags.com. Not only are both of these sites outright disrespectful, but they go so far as to proclaim that the United

States is doomed because it supports a vast number of “ungodly” acts– acts that we as Americans like to call acceptance and love for our fellow man, our brothers and sisters. And so the question arises among many citizens: Where do we draw the line as Americans between freedom of speech and the disruptions of rights that hold together the foundation of America? Phelps and his WBC followers pose the argument that their numerous protests as well as their stinging opinion is their God-given right. It might be time to exercise our right as a country to finally put our foot down. We’ve fought gruesome battles and lost family and friends to earn our right to speak freely and yet still we allow Phelps and his church to abuse that right and protest at funerals where mourners and loved ones are trying to say their last goodbyes. There is a difference between having an opinion and promoting pure hatred. Hate and intolerance in America are the enemies. Not only are they tarnishing our image, but they also take away from the quality of life. For Phelps and his followers it has always been about hate. They might disguise it with Bible verses and God, but in the end and at the root, their intolerance shines through and leaves many Americans in disbelief. For years we’ve turned the other cheek and peacefully disagreed with Phelps’ message because many are reluctant to become a target for his vicious protests. Many will even say that depriving Phelps and his followers of attention is the key to stamping him out for good. Unfortunately, that doesn’t get him off the street. A band of citizen censorship will. A grassroots motorcycle organization known as the Patriot Guards are cur-

QuickQuotes Is picketing at funerals taking freedom of speech too far? “Yeah, because everybody has the right to mourn. It’s taking that right away.” Ramon Ortega Freshman “Yes, I think there is a certain privacy that families have and others have to respect that, even if they don’t agree who that person was or what they stood for.” Becca Resner Sophomore

“It shouldn’t be done. The family is hurting and they don’t need other grief.” Lesia Alford Sophomore “It is indeed. There is a proper place for everything and funer-

als are not the place”

Julian Rios Sophomore

Is this your God-given right? rently seeking to pass an ordinance for Sedgwick County. The proposed ordinance states that protestors should be kept at a distance of 2,000 to 2,500 ft. (about a half mile) from soldiers’ funerals. The organization planned to present the request to the Sedgwick County Commission this week. It could be a new definition of our “peace.” If we can censor profanity on most of television along with nudity, sex and drug use, then why can’t we censor

this man and his cult who are setting a bad example, for not only our children, but our country as a whole? If his ludicrous actions are enough to fire us up at home, than maybe it’s time we stand up in public as ONE and defend our people and the land that we so painstakingly fought for in the past. After all, if it’s his God given right to spread hatred, it’s our right as Americans to say “no” and choose peace.

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rowing nationwide in popularity over the last three years, anime has sparked an interest among many students on the Cowley College campus. “I watch anime because, like a book, there is something for everyone,” said freshman Nick Phillips. Freshman Danielle Weindorf added, “Anime are cartoons for adults. The content isn’t edited out or changed as it is with American cartoons. If it’s meant for adults, it’s made to be geared toward adults.” Anime began shortly after the end of World War II. Modern anime still reflects the heavy influence from the original anime – Astroboy. When looking for inspiration for the character of Astroboy, the creator, Taro Uma (aka Dr. Boynton), found it in the large eyes of Mickey Mouse. Ironically, as a result, the characteristic large eyes that have become one the most recognizable features of anime originated with a completely American tradition. According to Wyatt Knapp, former Japanese club member at Wichita State University, anime in the United States was begun by a few fans determined to create translations of their favorite entertainment. In Wichita, McConnell Air Force Base fueled the local anime community. During the late ‘80s, pilots flying to Japan on routine missions would bring back VHS or laserdisc copies of anime. Then, students in the Japanese language department at WSU would produce translated scripts, while others would use subtitling machines to produce homemade subtitled versions of the original. This process, known as fan subbing, was the first sign that a commercial market for anime could exist in the U.S.

An original artwork by Nick Phillips titled “The Battle Between Good and Evil: The Coming of Spring.” Phillips is an art major at Cowley.

Past, Present and Future

With the advent of high speed Internet, fan subbing turned a new corner. On a PC, digital copies of new anime could be captured as they aired in Japan, sent via the Internet to a fan sub group, and then edited and subbed completely on the computer. This process, known as digi subbing, allowed a much larger audience of people to see anime and reduced the amount of work needed. As this popularity soared, so did sales of commercially released anime. Anime takes on different themes, plots, and story lines. It is much more economical to produce in comparison to live action television, and there is not the social stigma in Japan that “cartoons are for children.” This acceptance allows for animation of many genres. Because of the vast appeal to multiple ages regardless of gender, the sale of anime has grown over the last three years. Some stuThis original anime by dents say they would like to par- Kandi Kalyn.”

ticipate in a campus anime club. “I think it would be neat to share and watch different types of anime,” said Phillips. “It’s fun to get a new viewpoint on shows that I’ve watched, and there may be a show that I never would have watched otherwise.”

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Page 7 Music Instructor Gary Gackstatter will have an original featured at the internal Mid-West Music Festival in Chicago. This is the second consecutive year that Gackstatter has been featured at this festival, which is the largest in the world and showcases performers from public schools, college and professional bands, and orchestras and choirs from all around the world. Gackstatter’s piece, “The Black Sea,” will be used as the finale during the opening concert of the festival and will be performed by the Centennial High School Orchestra from Atlanta, Ga. under the direction of conductor Yung Kim. New country artist Mark Bowling will be holding a CD release concert and party sponsored by KSOK 95.9. His debut album, entitled “A Room With A View,” features 16 original songs by Bowling, who won the state title for the Colgate Country Showdown and placed second at the regional finals held in Albuquerque last October. The CD release will be held in the Robert Brown Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and all attendees receive a $5 discount on the purchase of all CD’s during the concert. For more information call 620-441-5252.

freshman Nick Phillips titled “Kotton

Anime can come in the form of movies, DVDs or manga (Japanese books, written and illustrated like comics books using anime style drawings). Among Cowley students some of the top animes are as follows: 1 Sailor Moon 2 Dragon Ball Z (There are those that don’t consider this an anime at all) 3 Gundam 4 Full Metal Alchemist 5 Gravitation 6 Fushgi Yugi (The Mysterious Play) 7 Naruto 8 Chobits 9 His and Her Circumstances 10 Hellsing

Piper Leigh is scheduled to perform in a showcase entitled “A Night At The Cabaret” in the Robert Brown Theatre Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. New original works, as well as previously released material, will be performed. This performance will be her first recorded live. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children and $10 for students with $5 from every ticket sold going to the Burford Theatre renovation. For more information call 620-455-5252

New Releases The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The cinematic conversion of books continues with this flick featuring the first two books of the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia hits theaters Dec. 9. Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem has had a long career and this disc collects his greatest hits along with two tracks that have never been released. A must have for any rap connoisseur! Curtain Call fell into stores Dec. 6.


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Strong with the force this DVD is Star Wars: Episode III

DVD PG-13

BY CHANSI LONG Staff Writer

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their small crafts to save Chancellor Palpatine from Count Dooku. Anakin engages in an animated light saber match with Dooku, which results in the removal of the Counts hands. With encouragement from Palpatine, Anakin ultimately submits to his desire and kills Dooku. This battle is especially significant because it reveals Anakin’s weaknesses and capacity for evil, which surfaced in Episode II. Though many viewers and reviewers

The last hour of the movie is absolutely amazing. Mace Windu, played by Samuel L. Jackson, catches Palpatine off-guard after discovering he is a sith lord. Although only in the movie briefly, Jackson seems to have gotten more comfortable with the role and gives a far better performance than seen in Episode II. The battle between Palpatine and Windu is glorious because Windu, a do-gooder, is willing to kill Palpatine for the sake of the Jedi. Windu is on the verge

irst off, let me say I am not a dedicated follower of the Star Wars series. I do not know which planet Wookies are from, and I am not fluent in Yoda-speak. I am not the typical Star Wars fan, and I’ve spent the majority of my life completely disinterested in the phenomenon. The media hype, coupled with the masses’ eagerness for the release of the final installation compelled me to see what the big deal is. Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith is the ultimate connecting piece to the original 1977 version, Episode IV - A New Hope, and is the tale of Anakin Skywalker’s transformation from a young idealist who’s been tagged as the “Chosen One” by the Jedi Council into an advocate of evil for the power hungry Lords of the Sith. We already know the outcome --Anakin will indeed succumb to his evil desires and become everyone’s favorite movie villain, Darth Vader--because it forms the shape of the original Star Wars. Padme and Anakin share a tense moment before facing their destinies. Given that Episodes I and II are filled with character exposition, Anadid not appreciate Haden Christensen’s of killing Palpatine when Anakin stops kin’s transition is believable and natural for performance from the second episode, him in fear that if Palpatine dies, so will his those who have seen those films. Episode I thought he was almost perfect. The chances of saving Padme. In a daze, Anakin III requires familiarity with the other five infamous Darth Vader’s shoes are difficult kills Windu and Palpatine declares him his episodes. If you haven’t seen them all, you to fill, and Christensen comes impressively new apprentice: “Henceforth, you shall be will be lost. close. After the movie gives the necessary known as... Darth Vader.” The opening sequence is a stunningly reasons for Anakin’s turn to the dark side, Chancellor Palpatine issues order 66, beautiful array of action. Anakin and Obi his transition has the speed of a cheetah. ordering the termination of all Jedi. Anakin, Wan are pursuing the separatist army in

recently dubbed a sith apprentice, willingly participates in the slaughtering of the Jedi by killing the unsuspecting Jedi Younglings. This shows Anakin’s true capacity for evil, and lets the audience know that there is no turning back. The most magnificent light-saber duel is the one between Anakin and Obi-Wan. The movie whisks us to the volcanic planet Mustafar, where Obi-Wan and Padme confront him. Anakin is without a doubt not the same, and Obi-Wan is forced to fight him, resulting in an epic lightsaber battle ending with the creation of the most popular movie villain of all, Darth Vader. Ewan McGregor, who plays ObiWan, gives an amazing performance, and accurately connects the character to the original movie. McGregor passionately delivers the lines, “You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them. You were to bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness!” Obi-Wan destroys Anakin, chopping off his arms and legs, and leaves him to die by a lake of lava. But he doesn’t die, and we get to see his construction into Darth Vader. We see the attachment of that huge black mask, and it is awesome. Padme gives birth to twin babies, Luke and Leia, and tragically dies. The twins are split up and all loose ends are tied. The story brilliantly connects to the other episodes, bridging the gap and answering all questions. The series is a staple from many people’s childhoods and there might be some people that will be unhappy with anything relating to the originals. Leave nostalgia at the door when experiencing this movie and I guarantee you will enjoy it.

Local band gets help from marketing class

BY ASHLEY COLBURN & DIRK TALLEY Advertising Manager and Staff Writer Business/Service Technology Instructor Todd Kelley’s marketing class has a final project that makes the average end of the year assignment seem rather bookish in comparison. Though the class was originally only slated to write a marketing outline for a local business, their assignment has changed. The students are now hard at work promoting Hedge, the band that one of their class members plays the drums for. They have gone above and beyond the original project goal of simply creating a written plan and are now actually putting parts of the plan into action. “The marketing plan itself is a three-year plan, so we can’t put all of it to use right away. It will be useful to give us more structure in the future,” said Hedge’s drummer, Jon Hege, “What we have been able to do so far, with the Talent Show for instance, has been very successful. I think it’s going pretty well.” Kelley’s students distributed several hundred fliers in anticipation of Hedge’s performance at the Tyger Tawk Talent Show. Several went to the show as a group, wearing shirts to support Hedge in their first place finish. While at the talent show, marketing students also served as vendors of band merchandise and answered questions about Hedge from a table in the Brown Center lobby. The class has placed calls to local radio stations to inquire about playing Hedge’s songs on the air and visited local merchants to speak with

them about retailing their CD and merchandise. The band, which derives its name from an alteration to Hege’s name, has its own website at www.hedgeks.com and will have their first retail CD out sometime around Christmas of this year. “While we’ve done a CD of our music before and a tape before that, those were more for us to enjoy rather than to sell,” said Hege. “This will be our first production CD.” A lot of Hedge’s music is about Kansas and the band is more family friendly than most heavy rock bands -in that they don’t use vulgarity, though the volume might still seem excessive to some. Though the band has been together off and on for 15 years, Hege feels that Hedge is not out of touch with younger audiences. “I ‘m also a bus driver for Oxford and when we played for the school, I had a huge line for my evening route. I had to separate it into two lines – one that was actually getting on the bus and another that wanted me to sign stuff. That continued for around three or four days after as well. They had me signing their arms, notebooks, backpacks, all kinds of stuff,” said Hege, “The kids really like us. I’ve even had some parents come up to me, upset because their children won’t stop singing our songs over and over.” Those interested in purchasing the band’s CD should visit either Sparks Music or Skinsations Tattoos of Arkansas City, both of which have agreed to carry Hedge’s CD. The CD is scheduled for an early January release. For more information about Hedge, band updates, music and merchandise, go to www.hedgeks.com.


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BY SARAH LAVALLEE

Staff Writer

This month several concerts have been held on or near the main campus, including performances by the CC Singers, Jazz Band, Steve Butler and the Winfield Regional Symphony with John McCutcheon. On the schedule for December are the Temporal Mechanics Union, an instrumental music concert, and a voice recital for students taking private voice lessons.

John McCutcheon performed with the Winfield Regional Symphony on Dec. 2. (photo by Jared McGuire)

CONCERT AND JAZZ BANDS The Instrumental Music Department will present a winter concert on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Robert Brown Theatre. The concert begins with “March” by Ralph Vaughan followed by three original works by Conductor Gary Gackstatter. Guitarist Larry Whalen, a Cowley student, and piano instructor Steve Butler will perform solos. The Jazz Band will be performing several songs, including “Groovin Hard,” “Lester Leaps In,” and “Haitian Fight Song.”

C.J. Layton, dubbed “Alpha Male from Cedar Vale” by instructor Gary Gackstatter, shows off on the bass at the Jazz Band concert. (photo by Lindsay Hickenbottom)

CC Singers perform ABBA’s “Thank You for the Music” at their showcase “Greatest Hits of the One-Name Wonders” on Nov. 17. (photo by Lindsay Hickenbottom)

TMU PERCUSSION The Temporal Mechanics Union, Cowley’s community percussion group, will be holding a concert Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert Brown Theatre. The group will perform “Migrations,” a newly completed work by Todd Harper. The concert is about the stages a person will go through in life, and to represent them the performers will move through a series of stations which are collections of various percussion instruments or materials such as water and stones. At each station the performer improvises to express the main musical theme; however, the players each have a signature beat they play on small, handheld instruments as they move from station to station. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. Currently Tim Badley, Mike Fell, Aaron Fox, Mark Jarvis, Chansi Long, Bryan McChesney, Rebecca McGary, and Ashley Snyder participate. The group’s leader is Social Science instructor Chris Mayer.

Music instructor Steve Butler performed at Brown’s Caffé Accoustic on Dec. 1. Dr. Jeff Wood served as percussionist. (photo by Jared McGuire)

VOCAL RECITAL A voice recital will be held Dec. 14 for students taking private vocal lessons. The concert will feature students who take lessons with Vocal Music Director Connie Donatelli and adjunct faculty member Roxy Callison. For many students, participation in this concert will be their final grade. The show will be held in the Robert Brown Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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Game, set, match...

Volleyball team ends season as national runner-up BY MARY AST Staff Writer

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Coach Joanna Pryor thanks the fans at the welcoming party on Monday, Nov. 21, after the team’s return from the national tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. (photo by Rae Hunter)

fter a stellar regular season, the Lady Tigers became the national runners-up in the NJCAA Division II National Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz, Nov. 17-19. The team entered the tournament as the number one seed. “There was pressure to succeed, not because we were number one but because we wanted to finish what we went there for,” coach Joanna Pryor said. For the first time since 1978 the Lady Tigers had made it to a national tournament. This trip would ultimately pair the team against long-time local rival Johnson County. The teams had met earlier in the season at Quad Tournament at Cowley

NJCAA Division II Volleyball Statistical Leaders Hitting Efficiency 9th Marina Tosi 46.67% 18th Eliane Domingos 41.33% Aces Per Game 19th Fernanda Domingos .808 45th Marina Tosi .650 Assists Per Game 1st Marina Tosi 12.847

Sophomore Marina Tosi’s unselfish playing style helped her lead the nation in assists per game with 12.847. (photo by Jared McGuire)

Blocks Per Game 1st Eliane Domingos 2.629 6th Renee Breckenridge 1.938 13th Fernanda Domingos 1.486 16th Brittney Gosdin 1.467 Kills Per Game 21st Fernanda Domingos 3.849

County and it ended with a Cowley 30-19, 27-30, 30-22, 17-30 win. This time, however, Johnson County took control and won the national championship 30-28, 33-31, 29-31, and 30-28. “Both teams did really good,” sophomore Fernanda Domingos said, “We could have beaten them if we would have done the little things right.” Leading the team in kills were Fernanda and freshman Eliane Domingos with 26 and 20 respectively. Freshman Marina Tosi led the team with 66 assists and Eliane Domingos led with 23 blocks. “It was a tough loss because each game was decided by two points,” Pryor said. The team opened tournament play by defeating Central Community College of

The celebration begins as the volleyball team clinched their first birth to nationals in over 20 years. (photo by Jared McGuire)

Columbus, Neb., 3023, 30-28, and 30-23. Sophomore Aubrey Sullivan led the way with 13 kills and Fernanda Domingos had 16 kills in the win. The next match of the day was a tough win over Genesse Community College of New York, 3017, 23-30, 30-15, 22-30, and 18-16. “The games we played were real close,” Fernanda Domingos said, “We did a very good job against these tough teams.” Fernanda Domingos had team high 16 kills and Eliane Domingos came up big in the win with 11 digs and 24 blocks. In the semifinals, the Tigers were paired against Illinois Central. The winner of this match would, in turn, face Johnson County in the championship round. In a hard-fought match the Lady Tigers won 3129, 30-26, and 30-25. “I think we did really well and worked really hard to get to the championship match,” freshman Eliane Domingos said. Fernanda Domingos had a huge match with team high 20 kills and nine digs. The team was welcomed home with a celebration in W.S. Scott Auditorium at on Monday, Nov. 21. “I will really miss our sophomores,” Pryor said. “They were great leaders on and off the court.”

The team, along with Head Coach Joanna Pryor, proudly show off their trophy for winning the District J tournament held at W.S. Scott Auditorium. (photo by Jared McGuire)

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Cowley 70, Friends JV 40 Nov. 25 at W.S. Scott Auditorium

Road hazard

Lady Tigers spin out at Jayhawk Shootout by dropping consecutive games BY BRADY BAUMAN Staff Writer

1st Cowley 36 Friends JV 15

Lady Tigers’ Leaders Points: Burnett 12 Rebounds: Williams 12 Assists: Goldsmith 6

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fter beginning the season undefeated at 8-0, the Lady Tigers’ cruise through the non-conference season hit a speed bump in Coffeyville, site of the Jayhawk Shootout. In their first game played Friday against the Seward County Lady Saints— also undefeated— the Lady Tigers were dominated in the early minutes of the first half, down by a near 20-point deficit. Having a tough time finding a rhythm on offense, Cowley never recovered, losing the game 77-59. A state of deja vu also came with the loss. It was at this time last year when the Lady Tigers’ win streak came to an end against Seward, and like this year, it was also their first loss of the season. Cowley then went undefeated the rest of the regular season and had an overall record of 30-1 before losing in the Region VI playoffs. Although history was set up to repeat itself with the Lady Tigers’ match-up against Hutchinson Sunday, it didn’t happen. The scoreboard went back-and-forth between Cowley and the Lady Blue Dragons, but free throws and inside penetration lifted Hutchinson to a 64-59 overtime win. While Radoslava Bacharova found a sweet-spot on the court, leading the team in scoring with 21 points— along with good performances from Brittany Wilson and Ashley Burnett— the Lady Tigers had trouble taking Hutch players out of rhythm, allowing four Lady Blue Dragons to score over 10 points. Previous to the Jayhawk Shootout, Cowley enjoyed big wins against rival NOC-Tonkawa and at Garden City. The Lady Tigers remained undefeated through their own Thanksgiving Classic by easily beating Friends JV and Penn Valley, before going 0-2 at the Jayhawk Shootout. Cowley was 8-2 on the season before Thursday’s home game (Dec. 9) against Garden City begining at 6 p.m. The game was delayed a day due to bad weather. NOTES: The Lady Tigers were still ranked sixth overall in the nation, according to the KJCCC’s website as of press time. Cowley’s lone-returning starter Megan Schoenfeld returned to action during the Jayhawk Shootout. Schoenfeld sustained an injury during the game against NOC-Tonkawa in which she did not return. Her injury would also keep her from playing in the Cowley Thanksgiving Classic.

2nd Total 34 70 25 40

Lady Falcons’ Leaders Points: Odrowski 10 Rebounds: Odrowski 5 Assists: Odrowski and Chambers 2

Cowley 55, Penn Valley 45 Nov. 26 at W.S. Scott Auditorium

1st Cowley 32 Penn Valley 24

2nd Total 23 55 21 45

Lady Tigers’ Leaders Points: Wilson 13 Rebounds: Burnett 11 Assists: Showman 5 Lady Scouts’ Leaders Points: Clifton 19 Rebounds: Morris 9 Assists: Preston 3

Seward 77, Cowley 59 Dec. 2 at Jayhawk Shootout

1st Cowley 22 Seward 40

2nd Total 37 59 37 77

Lady Tigers’ Leaders Points: Williams 15 Rebounds: Williams 10 Assists: Goldsmith 4 Lady Saints’ Leaders Points: Radke 16 Rebounds: McCue, Radcliff 5 Assists: Rode 5

Hutch 64, Cowley 59 (OT) Dec. 4 at Jayhawk Shoot Out

1st 2nd OT Total Cowley 23 28 8 59 Hutchinson 24 27 13 64 Sophomore Ashley Burnett had propelled her play to fill in for the loss of Megan Schoenfeld with big minutes against NOC and at Garden City. (photo by Jared McGuire)

Tigers’ Leaders Points: Bachavarova 21 Rebounds: Williams 8 Assists: Schoenfeld 4 Blue Dragons’ Leaders Points: Morrow 17 Rebounds: Tailele, Thennes 5 Assists: Kuntzch, Tailele 3

Leading by example...

‘Little Show’ brings big talent from ‘Little Apple’ is the team’s second-leading scorer. “I try to show leadership by my actions as well as by words,” she said. Being the only starter returning The Lady Tigers earlier this year defrom last year’s team, sophomore Megan feated Barton County, the same team that Schoenfeld plans to make this season one to knocked them out of the regional tournaremember. ment last season. In that game, Schoenfeld As a senior in high school, Schoenfeld scored 25 points and went 5 of 7 from participated in a beyond the arc. Kansas high school “This year’s team is all-star game, where going to step up to any she put up 21 points challenge that is in front of and caught the attenus,” she said. “Our team is tion of Lady Tigers’ dedicated and willing to do coach Todd Clark. whatever it takes to win.” Schoenfeld, who is Schoenfeld has missed from Manhattan, some recent games due to a eventually signed shoulder injury. with Cowley. Clark said, “It hurts She started all not having Megan on the 32 games last season. court. She is a big factor to She averaged 9.6 the team. Her attitude and points per game and personality plays a role for led the entire team us.” Sophomore Megan Schoenfeld from the free-throw Despite the shoulder line with an average of 81 percent. injury, Schoenfeld returned to the court Schoenfeld, who also likes to be called for the Jayhawk Shootout this weekend at the “Little Show,” has helped the Lady Coffeyville, where the Lady Tigers suffered Tigers to an 8-2 record so far this year and their first two losses of the season. BY DEAIRRINGTON LOCKHART Staff Writer

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Dec. 8, 2005 Cowley 77, Southwest Baptist JV 41 Nov. 25 at W.S. Scott Auditorium

Tigers ask opposition:

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1st 47 23

2nd

Total 30 41

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BY DAVID DEJMAL Staff Writer

Tigers’ Leaders Points: Anthony Watts 15 Rebounds: Houser Latunde 8 Assists: Franklin 5 Beaver’s Leaders Points: Marsh 11 Rebounds: Hague 5 Assists: Lotz 3

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Cowley 90, Pratt 69 Nov. 26 at W.S. Scott Auditorium

arcus Watts All-American? It’s possible. After putting up 18 points in a loss to Hutchinson at the Jayhawk Shootout in Coffeyville on Friday, Watts then put up 32 points in a win over Garden City on Sunday, just three points shy of being in the top 40 scoring performances on Cowley’s alltime list for most points scored in a single game. With these stats he may be worthy of the nickname, Marcus “Buckets” Watts. “At any time he (Watts) can take the game over. All he has to do is concentrate,” said Coach Brian Jackson. On Friday, Dec. 2, Cowley and Hutchinson shot around 40 percent from the field, but the difference was free throws. Cowley was only allowed nine chances from the line and made four. Hutch was given 19 chances from the line and sank 15. Final outcome: Hutchinson 62, Cowley 50. The Tigers returned to the “ville” for a shot against the team that ended their season last year. The match up was Sunday, Dec. 4, against a tough Garden City Community College team. The Tigers started hot on offense and stayed true to the man-to-man defense, taking a 49-18 halftime lead. They didn’t let up from there and wound up winning easily, 7341. “It’s starting to mean something to these boys,” Jackson said. “They want to win.” Adding to Watts’ scoring festival

Cowley Pratt

1st 2nd Total 47 43 90 35 34 69

Tigers’ Leaders Points: Watts 32 Rebounds: Watts 11 Assists: Franklin 5 Beaver’s Leaders Points: Simon 13 Rebounds: Simon 9 Assists: Simon, Lee 2

Hutch 62, Cowley 50 Nov. 2 at Jayhawk Shootout Cowley Hutchinson

1st 19 23

2nd

Total 43 34

90 69

Tigers’ Leaders Points: Watts 18 Rebounds: Watts 6 Assists: Franklin 4 Blue Dragons’ Leaders Points: Campbell 14 Rebounds: Buckner, Cayruth, Windom 6 Assists: Brumfield 3

Scanning the court, Marcus Watts looks for a passing lane in a home game against NOC. Watts has averaged 17.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game throughout the season. (photo by Jared McGuire) against the BroncBusters was much needed help from freshman guard Josh Cummins with 10 and center Santwon Latunde with 17. Sophomore Julio Anthony spent his time on the sidelines with an injured

shoulder. He hopes to be back by Saturday for a game at Pratt. The Tigers were 5-5 and hoping to keep playing well heading into Wednesday’s home game against Brown Mackie.

Cowley 73, Garden City 41 Dec. 4 at Jayhawk Shootout Cowley Garden City

1st 49 18

2nd

Total 24 23

73 41

Tigers’ Leaders Points: Watts 32 Rebounds: Saban 7 Assists: Cummings, Franklin 2 Broncbusters’ Leaders Points: Dawson 13 Rebounds: Foster 5 Assists: Schmitt 2

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