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THURSDAY APRIL 10, 2014 ISSUE NO. 11
RODEO TEAM CLAIMS SECOND The women's rodeo grabs second place at the Eastern Wyoming University Rodeo.
Lysistrata cracks jokes on pgs. 8-9
LIGHT SHOW SHINES ON STAGE The last galaxy series for the semester hits the stage with lights, music, and a story.
LIFESTYLES 15 Photo by Ashley Swanson
Lysistrata, played by Sara Labor, senior of Hot Springs, S.D., laughs sarcastically during Monday night's dress rehearsal of "Lysistrata," in Memorial Hall's Black Box Theatre.
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Senate announces candidates, discusses scholarships Mariah Busch Reporter Chief Justice Jon Lordino announced the candidates running for Senate positions, include Dillon Spies and Nate Jones for Senate President; Taylor Strong and Garrett Lower for Vice President; Lindsey Schanaman, Tim Jungquist, Hannah Love, Asia Carr, Evan Baker, Josh Keating, and Taylor Strong for Senators-at-Large; Tileen Sullivan and Eryne Knipple for Senators of B.E.A.M.S.S.; Annie Johnson and Dalton Boden for Senators of E.H.P.C.P.S.W.; Mikayla Gallagher, Courtney Bustillos, Katrina Hurley, and Sarah Townsend for Senator of Liberal Arts.
Senate elections will run April 10-13 through an online survey in which the student body can vote for candidates. President Jacob Rissler expects much competition for this year's Senate election and encourages the student body to attend. CAB Vice Chair for Programming Dani Buckley was approved $2,400 for CAB to fund a leadership workshop lead by comedian Ryan Clauson. Clauson will also be the entertainment before this year's Nearly Naked Mile. CAB did not meet this week but announced that free movie night is Sunday. Senate also approved $500 to provide snacks and beverages for this year's "Meeting of the Minds" student symposium. Vice President Nate Jones opened discussion regarding Senate scholarships. Many Senate members expressed concerns derived
from the student body. The majority of student body members disagreed with funding scholarships through the student activity fee account. Student body members were also critical of Senate giving themselves the scholarship opportunity through a Senate vote. President Jacob Rissler suggested that funding be directed toward leadership trips rather than scholarships. Senator B.E.A.M.S.S. Garrett Lower supported Rissler by saying "Senate is self-rewarding in itself so a scholarship isn't necessary." Discussion on the scholarships was tabled indefinitely. The Furniture Committee created three designs for the Student Center renovation. These designs will be displayed this week and the student body will vote for their favorite. Jones announced $93,181.78 in unallocated funds.
Taylor Strong, right, 20, sophomore of Scottsbluff, hands a pamphlet to a passerby during the Strong and Spies Campaign, Tuesday in the Student Center Lobby.
Photos by Ashley Swanson
Nate Jones and Garrett Lower's promotional T-shirts cling to the three muses outside of Old Admin.
Candidates promote campaign strategies Ashley Swanson Managing Editor Jaycie Cheatham Reporter With student body elections nearing, candidates are planning strategies to have their names be heard by students around campus. “We are taking a very aggressive strategy,” Current Vice President Nate Jones said. Jones is running for president and is campaigning with Garrett Lower for vice president. The pair have been seen around campus wearing promotion-
Weekly Calendar: April 10 - 16 - Spies/Strong Campaign, 4 p.m., SC Lobby
- "Lysistrata," 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Black Box - Late Night at The PitVideo Tourney, 9 p.m., SC Lobby
- Letters to Veterans, 9:30 a.m., SC Ponderosa Rm
- Senior Art Show Reception, 4 p.m., Memorial Hall - "Lysistrata," 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Black Box
al T-shirts and have even dressed up the muses sculpture near Old Admin in the T-shirts. “We thought the T-shirts on the muses was a great idea to attract attention and reach a lot of people,” Jones said. Opponent candidates Dillon Spies, a current Senator representing High Rise and Taylor Strong, a current Senator representing Andrews, have strategies of their own. Spies, running for president, and Strong for vice president, are taking a more assertive approach and are handing out flyers and cookies in the Student Center this week. Although the self-promotion seems to be on track, their posters have been set back. Both sides have placed posters in High Rise and the breezeway, among other places around campus, that have been torn down by unknown suspects.
“We have no clue who did it,” Strong said, Wednesday. “Their's [Jones and Lower] were being torn down too.” “It could be a third party,” Spies said. “It takes a lot of time to not only print them but to hang them up.” Jones also mimicked what Spies and Strong said, adding that he and Lower hanged up 150 posters in High Rise and the next day maybe 20 were left. “Jon Lordino [Senate chief justice] is looking into it for us,” Jones said. “He’s going to go back and look at the cameras [for clues].” The candidates were unwilling to comment any further on their upcoming plans for further campaigning. A Presidential Debate is taking place on the second floor of library from 5-5:45 p.m., today.
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- Graduation Recital-Christina Kloch, 3 p.m., Sandoz Center Atrium
- "Lysistrata," 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Black Box
- "Lysistrata," 2 p.m., Memorial Hall Black Box
- CSC Arioso and Choral Concert, 3 p.m., Chadron Arts Center - Graduate Recital-Shannon Yetter, 5 p.m., Sandoz Center Atrium
- Spies/Strong Campaign, noon and 5 p.m., SC Lobby
- Student Senate, 5 p.m., Scottsbluff Rm - Unity through Diversity, 8 p.m., Gold Room
- CAB 6 p.m., Scottsbluff Rm
- Spies/Strong Senate Campaign, 6 p.m., SC Lobby
- Easter Egg Hunt, 9 p.m., SC Bordeaux/Lakota/ Ponderosa Rm
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2014 Senate elections heat up Nathanial Jones, Garrett Lower go head-to-head with Dillon Spies, Taylor Strong What makes you the better candidate?
What issues do you see need to be changed with campus or academics?
NATHANIEL J. JONES 20, sophomore of Papillion Business Administration Major Running for President How do you plan to represent the student body? I want to get students involved in projects that are happening on campus, especially if we (student Senate) take trips. I want to get more younger senators involved next year as well.
DILLION J. SPIES 20, sophomore of Grand Island Psychology Major Running for President How do you plan to represent the student body? I would like to represent the student body well by making sure the Student Senate gets back on track with state and federal mandates. I would like to have a better relationship with the students and faculty than in the past. I want to make sure that they are as well informed on our topics as we are.
I want to get student opinions on possible changes to the FYI capstone. I want to figure out why students are not being successful and what changes need to be made. Concerning issues on campus, Garrett and I are working with others on installing a fire pit and want to get the senate as a whole to do more community service. For example, this year I came up with the idea to try and make campus look a little better by creating a campus garden. It makes the campus and the Senate look better.
I feel like I have been more active than the other candidates. I headed up the Fred Whitfield project and I serve on the diversity board. I also spend a lot of time meeting with students and take their ideas. Also just my involvement across campus has put me ahead of the other candidates.
GARRETT V. LOWER 20, sophomore of Alliance Business Administration Major Running for Vice President
What makes you the better candidate? I am currently the vice president of Senate and by being in this position, has had more experience on big events and has dealt with a wide array of student issues. I have gotten a lot of student feedback and will use this to fix the issues that have happened this year.
How do you plan to represent the student body? With professionalism and act as a leader to the student body. I plan to be the voice of the student body.
What issues do you see need to be changed with campus or academics? The addition of the fire pit. It will be placed in the grassy area between the Student Center and the Math and Science building. A grill will be added to the design and the completion date is projected for Spring 2015. Another project is to replace the rock garden in the front of the Student Center. The labor will be complete with members from Student Senate, and is expected to be done this Spring. Another addition will be an off campus gun storage place for the students on campus. This will be available by Fall.
What makes you the better candidate?
What makes you the better candidate?
I think I am a better candidate, because I really enjoy talking to people and I really want the student senate to become more of a student oriented organization. I know that this year there have been a lot of decisions made that caused backlash among the students, so I really would like to change the Senate so it can become an empowerment of the students, rather than a group that makes choices for them. I would really like to give our students a voice.
Well, the way senate is running isnâ€™t really on track with the state standards and my goal is to get it back on track and to get students more involved. I want to keep the students in the best interest of the Senate and not just the school getting more money.
Do you plan to seek out students and discuss issues with them personally? I think I would definitely like for more students to come in and explain their ideas or opinions to me, because I really enjoy talking to people. It is one of the things I have done most this year. One of the big ones, the activity fee board, I talked to a couple kids from different clubs and figured out how well they gauged their finances this previous year.
TAYLOR N. STRONG 19, junior of Scottsbluff Design & Merchandising Major Running for Vice President How do you plan to represent the student body? I plan to represent the student body in a very positive manner, by making sure studentsâ€™ voices are heard and by improving the relationship between the students and the senate. I would also make sure that students are informed as much as possible.
Do you plan to seek out students and discuss issues with them personally? Yes, I would. I would also encourage students to feel free to come to me with any questions or concerns.
Did the discussion on scholarships influence your decision to run for office? No, I had decided to run beforehand. I have discussed the topic with other students not involved with Senate and have received positive feedback.
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FYI classes should not be changed
Tatum Renken Opinion Editor
he notion among CSC students that First Year Inquiry classes have little value was brought to a new height during last Monday’s Student Senate meeting as Senators pronounced the classes as ineffective for student learning. Better known as FYI’s, these classes have the objective of developing students’ inquiry skills using a curriculum of deep study matter. The subject matter varies greatly from one FYI class to another, so there is something for everyone: exploring the dynamics of many religions, examining and practicing various accounts of what happiness is and how best we can achieve it, and also Harry Potter and Buffy
the Vampire Slayer. FYI classes are part of CSC’s Essential Studies program, which is in its second year; as part of this program, freshman are required to take one of these classes. Because FYI classes are fairly new, they are apt to change based on feedback. This is important to note because at the Student Senate meeting, suggestions were made to modify these classes in hopes of improving them. But while some suggestions would be tweaks and improvements to the classes, other suggestions call for major overhauls that would cause the classes to miss the reason they were created in the first place. For example, a frequent suggestion talked about among students is to have the curriculum be more traditional. One suggestion brought up during the meeting was to change the objective of the classes from inquiry to developing professional writing skills. Because I believe the current form of FYI classes are the best classes at CSC, I feel it is in the best interest to keep them the way they are. The curriculum works A complaint I heard frequently about my FYI class last last year, Wizards and Vampires, is what real-life value does a class have when its non-traditional curriculum is made primarily of Harry Potter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer? For those who have not heard of the class,
it is true. Wizards and Vampires was based around these and The Lord of the Rings; certainly such a curriculum is non-traditional, but such is not a weakness in an inquiry class. These three series contain so much to inquiry. For example, Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows illustrates larger ideas of good/evil heaven/hell through parable. This is manifested in the bright/dark clothing described in the novel, the normal/extreme gestures and handsome/ haggard physiognomies of the protagonists and antagonists. Not only does the curriculum provide a plethora of deep literature to inquiry for important life questions, it also is theoretically good for motivation because how awesome is a class in which you earn a grade for conversing about Harry Potter? Certainly more awesome than some class about numbers. The objective works Even when one decides the curriculum is effective for the objective, it may be further decided that the objective is not effective for learning. In this case the objective is inquiry, and Senate among the majority of CSC students do not find it effective. Instead, there is want to change the objective to developing professional writing skills. First, I am all for developing professional writing skills, but not as the focus of FYI class-
es. The reason is that it is literally the object of Composition II, and Composition I to a lessor extent. Why practically get rid of one class to duplicate another? Second, inquiry as an objective is very valuable. It may not be direct training for almost any job, but I don’t believe college is about training for jobs. I believe it is about getting an education; as a liberal arts school, CSC will have an academic focus on humanities over technical, pre-professional fields of study. With that said, I can think of very few skills that are more conducive to effective learning than inquiry skills. If one truly puts forth the effort in these classes, the benefit is there. In general the lessons revolve around the concepts revolve around critical thinking about life’s biggest questions; among the skills developed during the course to help refine students’ answers is the ability to distinguish lessons and morals in everything: in writing, in all forms of media, in simple conversation, and so on. In this sense, one can think of inquiry skills as a building block to better their education in all areas. I realize FYI classes are very unpopular, and that even if the concepts it embodies are good in theory that they have not been effective so far. But before trying to make it a carbon copy of an already existing class, and before throwing away the fun literature like Harry Potter for numbers, give the classes an honest try.
One campaign dominates another
Richard Heule III Contributor
t’s that time of year again! The Student Senate elections are happening this week from Thursday to Sunday. I have never been to involved with Senate politics, but this semester, I decided I should probably get involved, due to the fact that Senate handles the students’
money, and I want to make sure that my money is being handled properly. This semester, we have two parties running for president and vice president: Dillon Spies and Taylor Strong, and Nate Jones and Garret Lower. I have seen fliers from both parties hanging around campus, and I have come to this conclusion: It is obvious that Dillon Spies and Taylor Strong have the upper hand in this election. I was walking in the Student Center on Wednesday when Spies and Strong were handing out cookies. Being the portly gentleman I am, I decided to get one. After talking with the candidates about all of what they would like to do to improve Student Senate, I thought they had some very good talking points. Spies believes that Senate should be more open to the public. We both agreed that not enough people were engaged in Senate activities. I think it’s a good thing to see that he wants people to be more
involved. I honestly do believe that there aren’t enough people showing up to the meeting, and there should be much more involvement from students. I wish I could tell you I support Jones and Lower’s campaign. I wish I could tell you that, but from what I have seen from them so far I am not impressed. Not only did they cover every square inch of the High Rise elevators in their posters, but they even went so far as to write campaign ads on the sidewalks across campus. I get the fact that you’re running for office, but putting up campaign ads on every square inch of public property just makes me think, “Wow, these guys are desperate.” Not only that, but they use students’ money to make those fliers. I don’t even want to know how much ink they had to use. It may not come out of student activity fees, but the colored ink used on campus inevitibly comes back to the students. In addition, after the shameful
display of showmanship I heard about in the Rita King Library, they will definitely not be getting my vote. Regardless of your stance on politics, it is a known fact that political mudslinging is a low and childish tactic. After hearing about Nate Jones telling Dillon Spies’ campaign manager that he needs to “put his big girl panties on,” I lost all respect for him in that moment. He apparently even went so far as to tear down one of their fliers. If you are going to be a serious politician, the last thing you need to be doing is making idle threats and acting like a five year old. If you are going to vote in this election, I implore you to really consider voting for Dillon Spies and Taylor Strong. From my firsthand experiences, I do believe that they genuinely care about the input of the student body, and I believe that they would do a way better job of running Student Senate than the competition.
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EDITORIAL–THE EAGLE’S VIEW
Respect others despite opposite view points Walk around campus right now and you will see 50 copies of one flyer hanging up on one wall of a building here and four walls of an elevator there. Most of the flyers are campaigns for the student president and vice president candidates for Senate. Recently, numerous flyers have been taken down from both sides, however, after asking the candidates about the teardowns, they were not sure who was doing it. The number one thing each candidate said is they want it to stop. When it comes to political items, whether it be a debate, the election of a new person for office, or just people handing out flyers for their campaign, people tend to become one-sided and forget how to be respectful. It’s true that people will choose a side when it comes to elections, but that doesn’t mean to disregard what the opponents stand for. Listen to what they have to say and read their campaign actions— you still may not agree with or like them, but the point is to not downgrade the candidates. In other words, don’t go around and tear down posters for the people you wish wouldn’t win. It’s not going to do anything except give them more work. So, be respectful, listen, and cheer for your favorite candidates, but also be kind to the opposing side.
Media: Don’t bullet mass shootings
Spike Jordan Contributor
here was no delaying the news out of Fort Hood, Texas, last Wednesday; another tragic shooting rampage. The culprit, 34-year-old Army Specialtist Ivan Lopez, killed three and wounded 16 before turning the weapon on himself. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as Lopez’s widow and daughter. However, my scorn is directed at the mainstream media. As offensive and insensitive as it sounds, the axiom journalists live by is “If it bleeds, it leads.” It’s common practice to devote maximum coverage to a bloody tragedy as it happens. But shooting rampages are also an easy way to fill the air time between
commercials. With their surprising frequency lately, these shootings deliver the ratings that keep advertising revenue rolling in. However, in their race to break the story before other stations, correspondents and anchors were reporting speculation as fact. An industry that capitalizes on shootings can’t wait to confirm details; they’ll only lose ratings to their competitors. So, before the gun smoke had even settled, the news channels had already rounded up their respective corrals of authorities and experts to deliver commentary about a possible motive. This is hardly their first rodeo. The initial reports were that Lopez was an Iraq Veteran and was being treated for mental illness. These reports were picked up with lightningquick speed, and thanks to lazy journalists “mental illness” was rounded off to the nearest easily packaged term. The subtle nuances were deemed too complicated for viewers and readers to understand, so the editors passed in favor of recognizable acronym that fit the narrative. “Lopez is believed to have suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Former Marine Sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Myer was quick to comment. “Going out and shooting your own friends, your own people, that’s not
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PTSD,” he told Fox News. “The media label this shooting PTSD, but if what that man did is PTSD, then I don’t have it.” As time went on, the more in-depth stories gave the missing details. Lopez deployed to Iraq for four months in 2011, right before the withdrawal. He claimed to have “self-diagnosed” a traumatic brain injury, and had posted a number of stories to his Facebook account about getting hit by a roadside bomb. However, Ft. Hood’s commanding officer, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, said that Lopez did not experience direct combat during his tour. It is likely Lopez’s war stories were fabrications and had nothing to do with the shooting. The story is over and the debate has already moved on to the pro and anti-gun control arguments. But the media is missing the message here. PTSD is not an analogous filler term for the mental illness that drives killers to commit heinous acts. The 24-hour news cycle continues to propagate the stereotype that Veterans are all screw-loose killers, which further marginalizes those suffering from PTSD and silences them from seeking treatment. Our Veterans fought for their country and they deserve better than that blanket generalization.
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Sexuality is no cause for discrimination
Ashley Swanson Managing Editor
magine a young person going in for their first job outside of college. They go through the process and two weeks later they are learning how everything works in their new career. Two years later, that same person comes out as gay to one of his or her co-workers he or she trusts. That same co-worker then tells their boss of the outing, and the next day, that young
person is fired. It’s not the best picture, but something like that has occurred across the U.S. In 29 states, businesses are legally able to fire someone for being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Wait, what? Yes, that’s right, the business owners of the United States, citizens of the great continent of North America that announces freedom for its people, can fire someone for being gay. I’m pretty sure that’s called discrimination, and it used to be illegal for people to do that, but I guess that’s old news. Among those 29 states Nebraska sits at number 16 alphabetically on the list. In an article on watchdog.org written April 3, politicians in Nebraska are debating on whether to enact a bill that will make it illegal for business owners to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Currently, Grand Island has a law that protects city workers from sexual orientation discrimination, and Omaha also has a law that protects gay and transgender people from the same discrimination in the workplace.
When did it become OK to discriminate on someone for being different? I thought people learned that lesson way back when, when we went through another discrimination period. Do people not remember the heartache and separation that incident brought to everyone? I keep wondering how people can be so cruel to one another that we would go so far as to take away their rights for certain things. Taking away the right for someone to work, to support their family, themselves, and sustain a normal lifestyle they dream of, is anything but right. It makes me ashamed to live in the state I’ve grown up in—ashamed for the states I’ve been and will go to. I’ve determined that it’s not enough to just live life with some sort of peace—there’s always something to fight about, always some unreasonable hate for others. With hope, one day all people will be accepted for being exactly who they are, but until then, fighting one battle at a time will keep moving advocates for gay rights forward, hopefully at a steady pace.
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Sexual humor, phallic jokes make for hearty laughs
The Chadron State Theatre Department is performing Aristophanes’ classic anti-war comedy “Lysistrata,” which has been adapted by Ellen McLaughlin, this weekend in Memorial Hall. The play will be performed Thursday through Sunday in the Black Box Theatre. “Lysistrata” centers on the women of the Peloponnesian War, fought between Athens and Sparta. Lysistrata, an Athenian woman, has devised a plan to end the war without anymore killing or spending of money. The plan consists of the women in the two cities becoming abstinent and taking control of the city funds until the men stop fighting and come to a peace agreement. While the play’s language has been adapted for modern language, the content and form have stayed true to the original play. The play is set up into various episodes, or mini scenes, divided by the commentary of the chorus. Christina Morris, freshman of Great Falls, Mont., and Shanda Shappell, freshman of Malcolm, create the chorus, who gives background information along with their own opinions. The simple set, consisting of a two-step octagonal platform, allows for the setting to be explained by the cast members, and for free movement around the room. This setting is different than many sets seen in the Black Box, because the seating is on all four sides of the platform. The colorful and imaginative costumes added to the humor and were also very provocative. They added a fun flare to the play and reactions of both the actors and audience. Lysistrata is incredibly Tamie Rethman, sophomore of Verdon, crude, which makes this fake pleads for food and drinks. play for mature audiences only. The play includes profound lewd humor, making it the perfect play for a college performance. Much of the play has an abundance of sexual humor and phallic jokes. Sara Labor, senior of Hot Springs, S.D., plays the leading lady, Lysistrata, who is the “ring leader” for the women. She must try to maintain control over her plan and the women remaining abstinent. Her ability to remain in control wanes as the men return from the war, ready to bed their wives, who are yearning for their husbands. One of my favorite lines from the play is when Lysistrata complained; “Trying to keep these women in line is like trying to heard cats!” I highly recommend spending an hour to go and see “Lysistrata,” and have a good laugh, and possibly take a tissue in case you laugh so hard you start crying!
When students hear “classic Usually the subject of essays, cla seldom excite the college crowd change this, however, with thei “Lysistrata” follows one wom war via sex-strike. Lysistrata, pla S.D., convinces all the war-wear able “resource” until peace is de go to bed when called, and cop Adapted from Aristophanes’ distilled by playwright Ellen Mc “thous” to hinder audiences, an Greek favorites as “nookie” and “ ernisms, McLaughlin’s adaption Grecian tale. For its time, “Lysist with sexual puns and double en theatre attendees who aren’t lo as one of the chorus girls says. The two chorus members ro man of Greatfalls, Mont., and Sh reflect how the play has change is a dramatic technique as old a members were not fast-talking but their function remains the s the story’s rapid pace. They also this reviewer has ever heard. Alm sexual machinery, and the desir The play is rescued by its sel wall breaks let the audience kno ing the actors, know how silly it with the rouge goddess Lysistra geon played by Ryan Steinhour we done enough dick jokes?” Th enough. Underneath the penis puns, message as heartfelt as its jokes dirty, taking up only 55 minutes ing is as obvious as the phallic-s
Anna Owen, sophomore of Burwell, holds a squirt bottle to an elderly man’s face played by Laven Adair, junior of Hot Springs, S.D., Monday night in the Black Box during the Lysistrata rehearsal.
Lysistrata, played by Sara Labor, senior of Hot Springs, S.D., glares at a person while trying to convince men to give up war and spread peace.
Douglas Valade, left, sophomore of Gering, Craig Phillips, freshman of Torrington, Wyo., and Laven Adair, junior of Hot Springs, S.D., threaten people with lighters in order to obtain the key to the money vault.
Ashley Rushman, left, senior of Gurley, makes a skeptical face while Lysistrata played by Sara Labor, senior of Hot Springs, S.D., convinces women to give up sex.
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Greek play,” they get a little nervous. assic plays, like Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata,” d. The CSC Theatre Department aims to ir new production of the classic play. man’s attempt to end the Peloponnesian ayed by Sara Labor, senior of Hot Springs, ry women to withhold their most valueclared. The women of Greece refuse to pulatory hilarity ensues. ’ original play, CSC’s version has been cLaughlin. That means no “thees” and nd plenty of casual speech, like such “piece of ass.” Despite these crude modn doesn’t stray far from the heart of the trata” was bawdy and brash, its lines filled ntendre. This translates well for those ooking for an “elevated night of theatre,”
oles, played by Christina Morris, freshhanda Shappell, freshman of Malcolm, ed. Their part, as the Athenian chorus, as Grecian theatre. Most Grecian chorus sass-masters like Morris and Shappell, same. The pair fill in backstory, enabling o set the stage the most genitalia jokes most every line is a reference to some res behind them drive the show. lf-conscious tone; the frequent fourthow that everyone in the theatre, includt is. At one point, during a verbal spar ata, the Magistrate, a fantastic curmudr, junior of Mansfield, Ohio, asks, “Have he play’s answer is no; there are never
however, Lysistrata packs an anti-war s are testicular. The play is quick and s of the audience’s time, and its meanshaped balloons that the male char-
acters wear. The play’s point is pithy, and its sentiments are encapsulated, frequently, by the cast with aphorisms like “sex is good, war is bad.” However, a lack of depth does not equal a lack of quality. Many patrons, especially of the collegiate variety, will enjoy the quick-step humor and accessible story. The character’s motivations are clear, the their goals, whether it’s sex or peace, are universally relate-able. The cast, a smorgasbord of returning and fresh talent, keep the pace (and the inflatable genitals) up. The cast has clearly worked on overlapping lines and pushing each other’s dialogue to move the multiple-character scenes along. Due to this, these portions, which could be bogged down by so many participants, are actually some of the play’s most lively. This show has fought to be fun, and the cast’s efforts are rewarded by some genuine laughs. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as watching cock-blocking for the greater good. The laughs are not the only modern aspect of this revamped classic. In a moment of political philosophy, Lysistrata argues with the Magistrate about her motivations. The Magistrate, clad in a shabby half-toga, tells Lysistrata, “Your sphere is too narrow to appreciate what we do for you.” This patronizing diatribe only inflames the red-haired protagonist, and Lysistrata responds that women understand combat far better than men. Women must suffer the losses while feeling helpless at controlling the outcome. This idea is as old as warfare itself, and it extends beyond McLaughlin’s adaptation and the CSC’s theatre. In the Ukrainian right now, women are protesting Russia’s annexation of the Crimea in the good-old-fashioned Lysistrata method: a sex strike. Wearing T-shirts that read “Don’t give it to a Russian,” these Ukrainian women have launched gender-wide boycott on Russian “goods.” One hopes their struggle ends as well as Lysistrata’s. For all its sexual humor, the political ideas that Lysistrata lampoons are real and important. Aristophanes understood, centuries ago, what the makers of The Daily Show know now: if you want people to think about something, make them laugh about it. Lysistrata, with its fem-power cast and anti-war message, may be even more relevant today than it was 3,426 years ago.
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Women’s rodeo team finishes second in Torrington Janelle Kesterson Reporter
The Chadron State Women’s Rodeo team came in second with 2105 points, just 210 points behind the first place team from Gillette, Wyo., at the Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo, Torrington, this weekend. The Men’s Rodeo team came in seventh with 985 points. There were six Chadron State College contestants who placed among the top four in the averages. There was one CSC athlete to place first. Shaylee Hance, junior of Circle, Mont., won the goat tying event. She placed third in the opening goround in 7.3 seconds and won the championship goround on Sunday in 7.0 seconds. Also placing in the goat tying was runner-up Shelby Winchell, senior of Scottsbluff. She was fourth in the first go-round in 7.4 seconds and third in the second session in 7.3 seconds. Hance and Winchell are ranked 1-2, respectively, in the goat tying standing for this year with only three rodeos left in the regular season. Amy Tierney, senior of Oral, S.D., completed her first run in the goat tying in 7.6 seconds, but took a no time on her second run. However, Tierney re-
mains in strong contention for third place in the region’s goat tying standings for the year behind her two teammates. Two other contestants that placed in the top four for CSC were barrel racer Katie Loughran, junior of Broken Bow, and steer wrestler Kelby Bond, junior of Avondale, Colo. Loughran won the first go-round of the barrels in 15.65 seconds. She placed fifth during her second run the barrels in 16.14 seconds, and ended second in the averages. Bond tied for seventh place with his first run in the steer wrestling in 10.0 seconds, but was second on Sunday in 6.8 seconds and second overall. Another CSC steer wrestler, Russell Hipke, senior of Stuart, was seventh in the opening go-round in 9.1 seconds. He completed his second run in 7.8 seconds to place third in both the go-round and the averages. Amy Deichert, junior of Spearfish, S.D., rounded out the top six CSC finishers with a fourth place in the barrels with times of 15.80 and 16.16 seconds. She was fourth on her first run and sixth in the finals go-round. There were several other contestants to compete in the finals on Sunday after placing in the top 10 finishers in their events. Next week the CSC Rodeo team rides away to the Colorado State University Rodeo at Fort Collins.
CSC Rodeo Schedule Remaining rodeos for Chadron State Friday, April 11-Sunday, April 13 Colorado State University Rodeo Fort Collins, Colo. Friday April 25-Sunday April 27 Casper College Rodeo Casper, Wyo. Friday May 2-Sunday, May 5 University of Wyoming Rodeo Laramie, Wyo. Sunday, June 15-Saturday, June 21 College National Finals Rodeo Casper, Wyo.
the eagle’s top ATHLETES OF THE WEEK KATIE LONDO
Sport: Softball Position: Third Base Class rank: Senior Hometown: Colorado Springs Londo led the team in home runs in the four games against University of Colorado—Pueblo, Saturday and Sunday. She had one home run each day and now totals 11 home runs this season. She also brought in two RBIs this weekend, 18 this season.
Sport: Golf Class rank: Sophomore Hometown: Hot Springs, S.D. Wetzel led the Eagle golfers this Monday and Tuesday at the Maverick Spring Invitational hosted by Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction. She shot 87 on Monday and 77 on Tuesday for a final score of 164. She finished ninth. As a team, the Eagles finished in sixth place with a score of 359.
Softball team strikes ThunderWolves to 2 wins Collin Brook Reporter The Chadron State Eagles split four games against conference-rival Colorado State University—Pueblo, this weekend. The Eagles won the first game of the weekend to the tune of 6-1. Taylor Bauer, freshman of Rapid City, S.D., and Shea Graham, sophomore of Colorado Springs, started the show for the Eagles with back-to-back hits, which allowed Bauer to reach home on a Pueblo error. Kylee Polsley, senior from Omaha, struck out hitters at the bottom of the second, third, and fourth innings. At the top of the fifth inning, the Eagles found a spark in a solo home run by Katie Londo, senior from Colorado Springs. Katelyn Kruger, sophomore of Highlands Ranch,
Colo., reached on a walk, and Zoe Humpries, freshman from Arvada, Colo., took her base when she was hit by a pitch. She hit a three-run shot over the fence to put the Eagles up for good, assisted by a complete-game pitched by Polsley. The second game of the double-header was a different story; Pueblo jumped to an early lead by scoring six runs in the first two innings, and the Eagles were never able to recover, eventually losing 10-3. Sarah Knudsen, senior of Parker, Colo., fueled a rally in the fourth inning with a double, and two more doubles by Rebecca Wetsch, junior of Erie, Colo., and Caroline Johnson, sophomore of Firestone, Colo. However, an error by CSC in the sixth inning led to four runs, sealing the win for Pueblo. Pueblo also won the first game on Sunday, with a score of 7-4. Pueblo scored five runs in the first three innings, including two home runs. The Eagles were never able to take back
the lead, thanks to pitching from Pueblo’s Samantha Avii, senior of San Diego, who allowed only five hits and racked up five strikeouts. After losing two straight to the ThunderWolves, the Eagles responded strongly in the final game and came home with a 4-0 shutout to end the weekend. Knudsen slammed a homer to put the Eagles up top in the first inning, and marked a hit in the fourth to bring Graham home. Graham also had a double in the fourth inning, which scored Johnson. The Eagles offense was complemented by their strong defense and pitching by Aryn Grywusiewicz, senior from Denver. Grywusiewicz pitched a complete shutout game. CSC will host New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, in two double-headers this weekend. First pitch is scheduled for noon on Saturday.
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Wrestlers earn honor for academics Jordyn Hulinsky Sports Editor
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Michael Hill, junior of Fort Laramie, Wyo., wrestles his opponent from New Mexico Highlands Thursday, Jan. 16, in the NPAC.
Three CSC wrestlers received RMAC All-Academic honors. Dylan Fors, junior of Roseburg, Ore., 174-lbs, and Michael Hill, junior of Fort Laramie, Wyo., 285-lbs. were named to the first team. Devan Fors, junior of Roseburg, Ore., 197-lbs., was named as an honor roll selection. To receive All-Academic honors, athletes must have a GPA of 3.30 or higher, be a starting or key reserve athlete, and have two semesters completed at the college they are attending. Dylan Fors studies biology and has a 3.69 GPA. His record this season was 10-6. Hill, who qualified for the national championships with a record of 16-9, studies business administration and maintains a 3.61 GPA. Devan Fors, 11-13 this season, also studies biology and sustains a 3.64 GPA.
Golf team finishes in top 10 again Clint Johnson Reporter The CSC golf team finished sixth, with a score of 730, at the Maverick Spring Invitational hosted by Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Monday and Tuesday. The team shot 371 on Monday and 359 Tuesday. Schuyler Wetzel, sophomore of Hot Springs, S.D., finished ninth with Monday scores of 87 and Tuesday marks of 77 for a final of 164. Emma Harris, sophomore of Wahoo, finished day one with 85 and day two with 80 for a complete score of 165. Danielle Brennan, freshman of Ellsworth, marked 185, after shooting 96 Monday and 89 Tuesday. Cali Crile, freshman of Chadron, shot 103 and 113, respectively, with a two-day total of 216. The next golf meet is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at the University of Colorado—Pueblo.
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TWEETS of the WEEK
CNN News: “Update: At least 20 students were injured in the stabbing incident at a Pennsylvania school.”
“Live in a box, die in a box” is a piece on display from Rob L.H. for the Senior Art Show in Memorial Hall’s main gallery.
#Sports NBC Sports: “Lacey Holsworth, Michigan State center Adreian Payne’s eightyear-old friend, lost her battle with cancer.”
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#Jokes Stephen Colbert: “I’ve never been a fan of maps. If they’re at 1/10,000th scale, then why am I supposed to pay “full” price?” Conan O’Brien: “Who cares if 85% of Americans don’t know where Ukraine’s borders are on a map? Neither does Vladamir Putin.”
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Julya Briseno’s oil on canvas “Spider in Hand” is displayed in the Main Gallery in Memorial Hall for the Senior Art Show this week.
It’s that time of year again when the seniors of Chadron State begin their last month, awaiting the day when they can walk across the stage and say they did it. In celebration of some seniors in the art department, there will be a Senior Art Show Reception from 4-6 p.m., Friday, in Memorial Hall’s Lobby. The seniors include Christina Ferrero of Bayard, Julya Briseno of Kenosha, Wis., Macee Kellner of Bucklin, Kan., and Rob Heckman of Crawford. Refreshments will be available to all participants, and the reception is free and open to the public. The students’ art works will be on display in Memorial Hall’s Main Gallery on the first floor.
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Frank Manning, left, 20, sophomore of Plattsmouth, Kale Lytle, 19, sophomore of Wall, S.D., middle, watch Leah Uhlir, 19, sophomore of Sidney as she congratulates her teammate on the correct answer during the Brain Bowl Thursday in the Rita E. King Library.
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Danny O’Boyle, left, sophmore of Gering, Patrick O’Boyle, senior of Gering, and Zach Sandstrom, senior of Chadron, participate in the Brain Bowl in the Reta E. King Library Thursday.
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Pack the suitcase not the pounds Cheyenne Deering Contributor
When most people think of traveling, they imagine sightseeing, opening the airplane window shade and seeing the beauty of the clouds below, and even the relaxation (or stress) that is ahead. The first thing I think of when I am going to travel is food. Sadly, I do not mean I get excited about having more options than McDonalds. Traveling causes an immediate response of terror. Where am I going to eat? Will I be able to find healthy alternatives? Will I be able to keep up my diet? Will I inconvenience anyone because I am so picky? How much pressure will I be under to eat unhealthily? Do I need to pack healthy snacks? Will there be a gym in the hotel? These are the questions that consume otherwise productive space in my brain when I prepare to travel. My case can seem a bit extreme, but according to the amount of information I have found about trying to stay healthy on the go, I feel as though I am
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not completely alone. Whether you are obsessive like me, just looking to eat a little healthier or have more energy when you travel, there are a few simple tips you can follow to stay on track. Plan ahead. When I go on vacation, I make sure to pack healthy snacks. I can usually be found with sandwich bags of portioned nuts and a few protein bars. Having healthy snacks not only saves you from unhealthy snacks such as Cheetos and poptarts, but it also saves money. You already have snacks on hand and will not have to spend extra money at any gas stations or vending machines, and saving money for college students like me is a huge advantage. Be informed. One thing I always do, even if I am not traveling, is try to know available restaurants and their menus. In attempt to live a healthy lifestyle, I have faced many conflicts with fast food being the only option. It is important to be educated as well. Some salads can be a fat bomb in disguise. It is important to know what is truly healthy. Stay Active. Look up your hotel before you travel. Most hotel websites have information about fitness rooms. If not, research the community and try to find a jogging trail. Make sure it is safe Be informed: Don’t fall for the “fat bomb” disguised as a salad.
and if you are traveling with someone, ask them to take a walk with you. Don’t be too hard on yourself. It is important not to drive yourself crazy. You are on vacation, after all, and you should let loose just a little bit. If you are going out for dinner, give yourself a little slack and relax. Have that cheeseburger if that is what you have been craving or that pasta dish you have dreamt about for months. You can hop right back on the spinach and carrot wagon the next day. Everyone needs a cheat day every once in a while. You want to remember your vacation and not spend the entire time beating yourself up over one “bad” meal. Travel can be exciting, stressful, and memorable. If you are worried about staying healthy while you travel, all it takes are a few simple steps and preparation. Pack a few snacks, think about what you are going to order, know what is truly healthy, and cut yourself a little slack along the way. If you decided travel is time you throw healthy food aside for a day or two, just make sure to jump right back on track when your vacation is over. Travel, whatever the reason, is a chance to get away from the usual. Whatever your adventure may be, plan ahead and do not spend it stressing about the little things.
Stay active: Research your hotel’s fitness center ahead of time or look for trails in the area.
Remember - it’s vacation: Everyone needs a cheat day every once in a while just don’t forget to get back on track.
THANK YOU STUDENTS AND STAFF CSC Dining Services would like to thank those who participated in the Survey Days last week. Your input is greatly appreciated.
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CSC lights up with story of 'The Ugly Duckling' Hannah Clark Reporter Glowing neon puppets lit up the night on Memorial Hall’s main stage, Thursday evening, The creations belong to Lightwire Theatre Company, and Shellie Johns brought the New Orleansbased team to Chadron as a part of the Galaxy Series events. Lightwire, on tour across America, brought two classic children’s tales, “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Tortoise and The Hare,” to life. Lightwire deals in paradoxes. Old meets new in their partpuppet, part pantomime technique. The stage is plunged into darkness, and the centuries-old fables are played out with largerthan-life, electric puppets. The meeting of old-world stories and new-age techniques is a fanciful marriage, but it works to the company’s advantage. Since the stories are well-known, the performers aren’t worried about major plot points becoming lost in the mime. If audience members aren’t familiar with the tales, the show, with its universally-recognizable emotions, is still enjoyable. “I’d never heard [the Ugly Duckling’s] story before,” Jordan Trueblood, said after the show. “I thought it was just a mutant duck.” Trueblood, despite seeing the tale for the first time, still appreciated the format. Corbin Popp and Ian Karney, Lightwire’s creators, pioneered the troupe’s unique puppetry style.
The dancers wear full-body character suits, which are covered with luminescent wire. Wearing all black, the performers disappear into their glowing characters, lending the animals life without highlighting themselves. Trained in dance, the cast tell the entire story through music and movement. Their graceful physicality, coupled with the glowing puppets, make magic. The audience realized the real magic, however, when the show ended. During the curtain call, a single spotlight revealed the dancer inside each suit. The house-lights came up, and Elizabeth Daniels, Cody Jarrell, Steven Nicholson, and Michael Bagne stood on stage. “Do you all have any questions?” Nicholson asked. The first hand shot up. “How are there only four of you?” an audience member asked. With an illuminated set, constant music changes, moving props, and cast of over ten animals, it seemed impossible that four performers could control it all. But they did just that. Lightwire’s real magic, more so than dance and light, was teamwork. The quartet worked with rhythmic precision both on and off stage, and that made the stories work. The flashy, light-up style caught the crowd’s attention, but the cast maintained it with quick changes and constant focus. Even when disaster struck, the team’s synchronization picked up the slack. “During this show alone,” Daniels said after the Chadron show, “two luminescent wires shorted, one of my rabbit ears broke, and one of my costume straps came undone.” This meant for half of “The Ugly Duckling,” Daniels held her
50-pound costume up with one hand and controlled it with the other. “We’ve become really good at fixing things,” Daniels said. They’ve also become masters at multi-tasking. While one member runs the light board, another controls four duckling puppets while wearing a cat costume. Despite these hectic elements, the show unites into a poetic retelling. Like a portrait made with common brushes and living paint, Lightwire combines rudimentary materials and electric creativity to produce a mesmerizing show. At one point, the Ugly Duckling’s antagonist, a galvanized orange cat, leaps in slow motion at his feathered prey. To achieve the mid-air freeze, Jarrell lands on a wheeled office chair base and imitates a freeze-frame pounce. The amazing thing is, in the auditorium’s darkness, the effect is “purrfect.” The show’s minimalistic format and complex electronics complement in the strangest way; it’s another paradox at Lightwire’s disposal. The paradoxes also extend beyond format. In Lightwire’s show, a child hear “Flight of the Valkyries” and the theme from “Mission: Impossible” in one show. Like their choice of music, Lightwire Theater company mixes classical story telling with a modern vivacity. By matching one of man’s oldest art forms, theatre, with the newest live techniques, the four performers aim for the age-old art of theatre to meet a new generation of patrons. “Is this anyone’s first time?” Nicholson asked the audience after Thursday’s show. A chorus of young voices affirmed. see DUCKLING, Page 16
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LEFT: Una Taylor, associate professor and deptarment chair of music, conducts the community choir during "The Cloths of Heaven," composed by Z. Randall Stroope, Sunday in the Chadron Arts Center. ABOVE: Members of the Men's Ensemble sing "Ave Maris Stella"
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The Ugly Duckling reunites with his mother and says goodbye to his foster family during “The Ugly Duckling” Light Show, Thursday in Memorial Hall’s Auditorium.
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“That’s our favorite thing, when it’s someone’s first show,” He said. “I want you kids to remember how you felt here tonight, surrounded by all these people, enjoying the theatre. When you guys respond to us, it makes our night,” Nicholson said, as he and the rest of Lightwire’s cast started to exit the stage. “Remember,” he said before leaving the spotlight, “this is like no other art form.” The Lightwire cast love performing. They have to, when their national tour includes 57 performances of the same show, most in out-of-the-way
locations. The group act for a greater cause, however: theatre advocacy. They aim to inspire children by exposing them to theatre early. “That’s how we all got started,” Daniels said, “We were inspired, and being able to do that all over the country is extraordinary.” Extraordinary is how a single person can bring, with only their body and music, a whole cast of characters to life. Extraordinary is Lightwire’s show, which takes humble materials and superior commit- The Cat, played by Cody Jarrell, fights with the Ugly Duckling, played by ment to make an honest, and Elizabeth Daniels, to rescue a duckling the Cat captured for supper. inspiring, story.
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