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THURSDAY APRIL 24, 2014 ISSUE NO. 13
CSC HIRES AFFAIRS DIRECTOR After interviewing two candidates, one was chosen to take the position of student affairs director.
ANNUAL MILE RUNS TO CAMPUS The third annual Nearly Naked Mile will take place Thursday, May 1.
The Big Event returns to CSC. More details on pg. 2
Photo Illustration by Kinley Q. Nichols and Jennifer Paker
Volunteers from the first annual The Big Event help out in various ways around the Chadron community in April 2013.
PONG TOURNAMENT SET FOR TODAY INDEX NEWS.........................2 OPINION....................4 SPORTS.....................8 TAKE TEN.................10 LIFESTYLES.............12
The Outdoor Adventure Club is hosting a Giant Pong Tournament starting at 4 p.m., today in the grassy area south of High Rise. Prizes will be awarded for the top three winners. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and soda will be available for all participants.
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Sexual assault event tells facts, dismisses myths Ashley Swanson Managing Editor Sexual assault doesn’t just happen in a big city down a dark, narrow alleyway, with a stranger. The Sexual Assault: There is no excuse! event hosted by Dani Grothe, senior of Bellevue, outlined the facts of sexual assaults. Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative Demonstrator Tabitha McCloud of Scottsbluff, spoke to a crowd of 13 people about Scottsbluff Domestic Violence Education and Services program and sexual assault. McCloud started off with a PowerPoint stating fact or myth statements, one of which was “sexual assault is an act of control and aggression. It is less motivated by desire and more motivated by the need to assert power and control over another human being;” a statement that McCloud said was myth. A fact statement McCloud presented was that most sexual assaults come from those closest to us instead of strangers, opposite of what most people believe. Numerous issues may arise when a victim of sexual assault
comes forward, most of the issues stemming from alcohol use. “If you’re impaired you cannot legally give consent,” McCloud said. However, in the past, some police departments thought otherwise, and sometimes wouldn’t believe the victim because alcohol was involved, she said. In a survey posted by DOVES, 20 percent said that if someone was intoxicated, they could still give consent, while 30 percent disagreed and said that person could not give consent. After her presentation, audience members were able to ask questions. One person asked what the procedures are for someone on campus who is sexually assaulted. Usually, that person would go to someone on campus whether that be a professor, friend, counselor, or just an adult, and sometimes they call DOVES directly, McCloud said. After a person informs someone of the assault, a person from DOVES is called in. The victim can choose to go to the hospital for a forensic exam, but when the hospital is informed of a sexual assault, by law, they must tell the police department.
If a person does not want to report the incident to the police, DOVES encourages them to still go to the hospital and say they had unprotected sex, so that they can be tested for any diseases, she said. Another person asked if sexual assaults are common with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Although it does occur, documentation at DOVES isn’t high because some people have the fear of coming out, or they just don’t want to deal with it. McCloud also said that sexual assault not only affects women but also men; however, men often don’t report an incident because they feel like or fear being called a wimp. “Twelve years ago it was one or two guys a year, now it’s 12-15 a month,” she said about men who report a sexual assault. McCloud said that DOVES is a free program for all people. Although there is no longer a DOVES Program in Chadron, its community service area includes Scottsbluff, Kimball, Cheyenne, Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan, and Sioux Counties. Pamphlets, mugs, bracelets, and T-shirts were given at the event. It was funded by the Campus Activities Board.
Second annual The Big Event hits campus
Ashley Swanson Managing Editor
Ready. Set. Get to work. The Big Event has made its way back to Chadron State for the second time; however, this time around, 700 volunteers are signed up to help in the community-wide event. About 70 sights have been set up for the volunteers to work at including places in Chadron, Crawford, and Rushville. Some of the work sites include painting and roofing the Trunk
Butte Christian School on the outskirts of Chadron; clearing limbs from residences in Crawford and in Rushville; and entertaining people at the nursing and care homes in each town. Numerous clubs, individuals, and community members are part of the 700 volunteers who will gather on Elliot Field after the spring football game Saturday. Sign-up will begin at noon, where volunteers will be given their The Big Event T-shirts before groups are sent to their designated work sites. The Big Event staff anticipates the event to take about four hours or until everyone is complete with their jobs.
Symposium creates outlet for students work
Club prepares for annual recital
The Meeting of the Minds student symposium will begin next Tuesday on the second floor of the library. “Meeting of the minds provides a venue in which students may present their scholarly and creative work,” a poster advertising the symposium states.
Nu Delta Alpha, a national dance association, is hosting its annual semester-end recital, Saturday in Memorial Hall’s Auditorium. Club members will perform “Forever Young,” along with students from the Chadron community. The performance is open and free to the public.
Presentations will consist of oral and poster presentations and lectures. Times for each symposium are as follows: 11 a.m.5:30 p.m., April 29; 8 a.m.-8 p.m., April 30; and 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., May 1.
Weekly Calendar: April 24 - 30
-Remember life through the Eyes of Crest View, 9 a.m., Memorial Hall Lobby - Tibetan Prayer, 10:30 a.m., SC Lobby - Late Night- Rap Battle, 9 p.m., SC Lobby
- Barefoot, Blue Jeans, 9 p.m., grassy area by High Rise
| Calendar information may be sent to The Eagle, Old Admin, Rm. 235, or to firstname.lastname@example.org - The Big Event, 11 a.m., Elliot Field
- Nu Delta Alpha performance, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall
- Student Senate, 5 p.m., SC Scottsbluff Rm
- Student Recitals, 11 a.m., Memorial Hall Rm 126
- CAB, 6 p.m., SC Scottsbluff Rm - Vocal Jazz/Jazz Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall
- We Wear Pink, 6 p.m., Gold Room
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CAB discusses proposed bylaw changes Kelli Bowlin Reporter Submitted changes to the CAB’s constitution were thoroughly discussed among the executive board and the representatives at Tuesday’s meeting. Constitutional changes discussed include the attendance policy and the presence of the student trustee at CAB meetings. The current attendance policy states that attendance is
mandatory for all meetings and if club representatives are not going to make it to a meeting, they need to notify the board by filling out a form. Discussion ensued and it was suggested that the policy be changed to say that attendance is expected for all meetings and that attendance will be taken into consideration when evaluating funding requests. A penalty for clubs whose representatives do not attend designated mandatory meetings was also proposed. Changes to the number of members on the executive board were also proposed. The student trustee may no longer
be considered a voting member of the board, but will still be expected to attend CAB meetings. The vice chair of records and relations is going to be split into two separate positions, bringing the total number of executive board members to five. Clubs also need to be reminded that the money currently in their CAB account does not roll over into next semester. If clubs have money left, they must either use it or lose it. Events occurring this week include Late Night at The Pit’s Rap Battle 9 p.m., today. The Big Event is taking place at noon, Saturday.
CSC hires Beu as director of student affairs Sarah Townsend Reporter
CSC recently hired Pat Allen Beu as its senior director of student affairs.
CSC hired a veteran of the Nebraska State College System when it hired Pat Allen Beu as its next senior director of student affairs. Beu, who serves as director of retention and testing, registrar, and academic services at South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City, spent 10 years at Peru State College as the director of student services and support before taking his current position at SDSM.
He was one of two finalists who visited the campus late last month. The other was Beu’s colleague at SDSM, Michael Keegan, director of that institution’s student activities and leadership. “The thing I would like to impact the most is to bring a philosophy of student success to student affairs,” Beu said Wednesday in a telephone interview. “I want to build a system of success within all student affairs.” Beu said he accepted the job “about two weeks ago, minus five seconds.” He added that he is excited to come to Chadron, and he said he plans to impact the college in a positive way.
“I am determined to impact this culture of student success,” Beu said. “I am a big believer in the fact that this culture has to be strategic and planned.” Beu began his career in higher education at the University of Great Falls in Montana. He spent 13 years there as the learning resource counselor before taking a job at Peru State College. In addition to his time at Peru and Great Falls, he has spent his past 10 years at the School of Mines. Beu said he expects to arrive in Chadron June 2, and begins his new post for the 201415 academic year.
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EDITORIAL–THE EAGLE’S VIEW
Release the vote count, students deserve to know Although the winners of the Student Senate elections were announced last week, the vote count was not. We believe it should be and here’s why. Student Government Association derives it existence from NSCS policy. NSCS policy requires that SGA follow all state laws. While student election officials, primarily Chief Justice, Jon Lordino, senior of Chadron, are following Nebraska law by not releasing the vote count, they are not following the best practices set by the state. Laura Strimple, communications director for the office of secretary of state, said Nebraska has no law requiring election polling results be publicly released. However, Strimple added that the state has released those numbers since 1996. Additionally, while there is no law that requires Lordino to release the vote count, there also is no law that states he MUST keep the count secret. In addition, because there is no law that states the results must be kept secret, it is in the best interests of Lordino and others to release the count in order to avoid accusations of miss conduct. As we said, election officials are following the letter of law, but not the spirit of the law. We believe they owe it to the students to release the numbers because students right to know the vote count is far greater than any argument to keep it secret. Besides, it’s un-American to keep the count secret. In the case of a recount, Nebraska statute 32-1119 provides for automatic recount only: “If it appears as evidenced by the abstract of votes that any candidate failed to be nominated or elected by a margin of (a) one percent or less of the votes received by the candidate who received the highest number of votes for the office at an election in which more than five hundred total votes were cast or (b) two percent or less of the votes received by the candidate who received the highest number of votes for the office at an election in which five hundred or less total votes were cast, then such candidate shall be entitled to a recount.”
How is it possible to know if a recount should be automatic, or is even necessary, viable or legitimate, if the vote count is not released publicly? For 18 years, Nebraska has reported the winner in each election, and the number of votes each candidate earned. CSC’s 3,000 students deserve the same consideration from its student election officials, especially since the winning candidates are responsible for allocating or spending student activity fees. Our position about releasing election numbers extends beyond student election officials. We are calling on Sen. Al Davis of District 43, which includes Chadron, and all unicameral legislators, to make releasing election polling numbers the law of the land, not just a practice of the land.
MAN ON THE STREET
COMPILED BY TERI ROBINSON
“Are you planning to participate in The Big Event? Why or Why not?”
MORGAN RED HAIR
“Yes, I’m part of Cardinal Key.”
“No, I have to work.”
“Yes, it looks good on a resume and I get a free T-shirt.”
“Yes, because I thought it sounded like fun.”
“No, I’m leaving town.”
21, junior of Lusk, Wyo.
21, junior of Golden, Colo.
19, freshman of Hemingford
21, junior of Fromberg, Mont.
19, freshman of Pine Ridge S.D.
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Free the library of obnoxiousness
Richard Heule III Columnist
nce every week, I am required to go to the library and do some study time, as per the requirements of the Back on Track program. Let me repeat that: I am required to go to the library. The library is supposed to be the one place on campus that I can go so I can get some peace and quiet while I’m doing my homework. Unfortunately, thanks to the rudeness of some people, I can’t enjoy that peace and quiet. In-
stead, I’m forced to listen to a bunch of degenerates talk about the trending hashtags on Twitter and how many likes they have on their Facebook posts. In addition, they use their phones to get on Vine and watch little children shout obscenities. I am usually a pretty laid back guy, but this crap has to stop. I could not care less about how many likes and shares a person’s post gets on Facebook. Social media is one of the most degenerative things that society has come up with. It distracts people away from getting things done and is just a nuisance in general. The last place I need to hear about social media is in a library. I go to the library to do my homework. So do many other students. It is not a spot for college kids to get together and be a giant pain in the gut. And get this. I did try to resolve the problem once. I walked up to the desk to complain, but was told that the main floor of the library was a place to be loud. I’m not holding this against the people who work there; they are forced to deal with it more than I am, but the fact still remains that the building is a
LIBRARY. Libraries are meant to be quiet. If people want to be loud and obnoxious, there is a Student Center for that. Go do it there. Don’t ruin my peace and quiet just because you can’t shut up. I’m not the only person who feels this way either. My tutor has been getting frequently riled up about it. I personally feel kind of bad for him; first he’s forced to sit and watch me do homework, and next he has to listen to people being loud while listening to stupid YouTube videos. Hell, the poor guy even has headphones and they don’t block out the noise. How he has not thrown a desk at them yet I will never know. The library is a place to study, not to mess around. If you want to mess around, please do it somewhere else and on your own time. I shouldn’t be forced to have to deal with this, and neither should the other people in the library. How would you feel if I camped outside of your room and blared YouTube videos on repeat for hours on end? I would end up punching someone. Unfortunately, I’d probably get sued for that in this day and age.
The Big Event is our chance to give back
Mouhamed Diop Columnist
rian Tracy, a Canadian author, once said “develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” Everybody wants to be a leader. Contrary to what some might think, being a leader is not about giving orders; it is about showing a way and a vision. The Big Event is the occasion for CSC students to show leadership along with compassion. There are not many occasions when you can just do something
for someone here in Chadron. It is not that we don’t want to, but we are all consumed by homework and class projects. The Big Event is an occasion for students to give back to the community. “‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding,” according to Alice Walker. If you have lived here for a school year, you are part of this community. You may not be committed to the town, but you are part of it, so you might as well embrace it. People need to do something for someone and not expect anything in return. We are so about ourselves that we think everything we do has a price tag, but often time, we just need to do something good without looking for a pay. Robert Jordan stated in an article “My motives have never been intentionally belligerent or self-aggrandizing. I saw it necessary for me to be a servant because I was accountable to the people I served.” He was talking about his time at senate, but what is most important to me is the first sentence of the quote. Life doesn’t revolve around any one of us,
and we were asked what we want to do in life, we would have all these philanthropic things that we want to do. This is our chance this year to show some caring. This is the time of the year when we just need to get out and help the community. No one may ever know what we did individually, but deep down you will know that you have done a thing for someone, and that you did it for a great purpose. Let’s not be selfish with our effort and capabilities. Tracy asserted also that “successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’” The Big Event is this weekend, so it will be great for everybody to come out and have fun with the process and get your mind away from homework for a couple of hours. I will end with this quote from Ralph Marston, “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” Have fun with the BIG EVENT.
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Students scramble to be the first to grab an egg filled with surprises at the Easter Egg Hunt Wednesday in the Student Center Lobby. | Photo by Teri Robinson
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Leana Tajkov Reporter Regardless of your age, gender, race or cultural background, Easter can be one of the most joyful holidays of the year. The Easter Egg Hunt at CSC brought about 30 excited students out to find their lucky egg that could bring them candy and prizes. Easter eggs were all over the Student Center: on the floor, pool tables, and ledges. The hectic atmosphere, excitement in the air, intense looks over the room in order to spot eggs started at 9 p.m. when the students took off for their egg hunt. In only five minutes all the eggs were collected, with a lot of students leaving with a smile on their face or heading to the Anything But Clothes Dance. The dance truly brought the creativity of the students to the surface with unique and diverse costumes. Students used cards, beads, lights and random pieces of clothes to create their outfits. Students were dressed like clouds, wrapped in flags or created dresses out of lighting sticks, which made this party very special. Once the DJ played “Wobble”, the room lightened up and around 50 students showed off their moves. Students danced the night away at the ABC Dance Party that officially ended around midnight.
Students dance the “Wobble” during the ABC Dance in the Student Center Bordeaux/Ponderosa Rooms following the conclusion of the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Wednesday. | Photo by Leana Tajkov
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Softball team earns spot in postseason tournament Evan Brooks Reporter Collin Brook Reporter Jordyn Hulinsky Sports Editor The Eagles prepare for the RMAC postseason tournament, which begins Thursday, May 1. The team claimed its spot in the tournament for the second time ever following this weekend’s games. Chadron State’s softball team traveled to Spearfish, S.D., this weekend for a couple RMAC match ups against Black Hills State University and Colorado Mesa University. In the first game, Sarah Knudsen, senior of Parker, Colo., and Taylor Bauer, freshman of Rapid City, S.D., each scored two runs to lead the Eagles to a 10-2 victory over Black Hills State. The Eagles threw the first punch, going ahead 3-0 in the second, but the Yellow Jackets would respond with a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning. These were the first and last runs Black Hills would score. Before the game came to an end after five innings due to the eight-run rule, six other Chadron players scored a run to give the Eagles the 10-2 edge over the Jackets. These players included: Courtney Lecher, freshman of Fort Collins, Colo., Rebecca Wetsch, junior of Erie, Colo., Morgan Wilhelm, freshman of Littleton, Colo., Casey Polk, junior of Golden, Colo., Caroline Johnson, sophomore of Firestone, Colo., and Shea Graham, sophomore of Colorado Springs, Colo. “We knew that this was a team that has had
who took advantage of a couple of Eagle errors
and Bauer doubled in the fourth, scoring Zoe
to take a 3-1 victory.
Humphries, freshman of Arvada, Colo.
Mesa scored a run in each of the first two
Black Hills State only marginally closed the
innings, the second of which came off a Chad-
gap the rest of the way, scoring one run in the
ron State error.
fourth and another in the fifth.
Lecher responded in the third with a lead-
Grywusiewicz pitched well in the Eagle’s
off home run to center field, but the Eagles
second game of the day, only allowing one
were still down a run.
earned run and six hits for the game.
The Mavericks scored their third and final run in the fourth inning. Aryn Grywusiewicz, senior of Denver, pitched a complete game and was responsible for one strikeout and seven allowed hits. The Eagles won both their games Saturday,
CSC split the games with the Lopers, winning the first game, 2-0, and losing the second game 4-3.
against Black Hills State, 6-2, giving the Eagles
Grywusiewicz, as the relief pitcher, struck out
a 3-1 record for the weekend.
three and also allowed two hits.
The Eagles edged out Colorado Mesa in the first game thanks to a few timely errors by
Polsley improves her record to 14-6, which ties the school record for second-most wins.
Mesa. The Eagles did not score until the third
Breeze Phillips, sophomore of Evergreen,
inning, when Wetsch and Lecher reached
Colo., was the losing pitcher in the second
base by errors. Katie Londo, senior of Colo-
game. She pitched 6 2/3 innings. She allowed
rado Springs, continued her strong season
nine hits and four runs. She struck out three.
by hitting a single to left-center field, scoring Wetsch and Lecher. Another unearned run by Knudsen gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead going into the fourth inning. However, Mesa tied the game in the fifth
Between the two games, with eight at bats, Londo marked three hits and one RBI. Bauer faced the plate five times in two games. She tallied one run on two hits, including one double.
inning by scoring three runs. But the Eagles
Eatmon went up to the plate six times and
scored in the seventh inning when Wetsch hit
posted one run on three hits. She also drove
an RBI single to bring in Knudsen, and Polsley
in one run.
was able to close out the win for the Eagles, pushing her pitching record this season to 13-
also knew that it was important to keep our
Kylee Polsley, senior of Omaha, pitched a
in a double header.
Polsley struck out two and allowed two hits.
6. Polsley gave up six hits and also struck out
lightly,” Knudsen said.
versity of Nebraska—Kearney Lopers Tuesday
beating Colorado Mesa, 4-3, followed by a win
some struggles this year statistically, but we focus, play at our level, and not take them too
The Eagles also competed against the Uni-
The Eagles won the second game more convincingly, beating the last-in-the-conference Black Hills State 6-2.
Knudsen crossed home once after facing the pitcher five times and scoring one hit. Wetsch only came to the plate four times in one game, but she managed to come home after one hit. Kruger and Anthony each added one double in the second game.
In the first inning, Chadron scored three
Chadron State closes out the regular sea-
runs, thanks to RBI’s from Londo, and Jessica
son at home against Fort Lewis next weekend,
Chadron State’s second game of the day
Eatmon, junior of Broomfield, Colo. Knudsen
with double-headers scheduled on Saturday
came against the Mavericks of Colorado Mesa,
had a solo home run in the second inning,
and Sunday. Saturday’s games start at noon.
complete game for the Eagles, striking out six while allowing only four hits.
the eagle’s top ATHLETES OF THE WEEK JAYME NUNES
Sport: Tack and Field Position: Distance Class rank: Junior Hometown: Alliance Nunes broke school record with her second place finish in the 10,000 meter record at the Long Beach Invitational, Norwalk, Calif., Friday with a time of 37:52.15. The previous school record was 39:50.30 that was set in 1985.
Sport: Track and Field Position: Distance Class rank: Sophomore Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya Koech finished eighth among a field of 18 in the steeplechase at the Bryan Clay Invitational, Azusa, Calif., Friday. He set a school record with a time of 9:37.93. The old record was set in 1977 with a time of 9:45.93.
This week in Eagles sports: Friday, April 25:
Rodeo Casper College Rodeo Casper, Wyo.
Softball Fort Lewis Chadron, 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26:
Rodeo Casper College Rodeo Casper, Wyo.
Softball Fort Lewis Chadron, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Football Spring game Chadron, 10 a.m. Sunday, April 27:
Rodeo Casper College Rodeo Casper, Wyo.
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Golf team sub par Clint Johnson Reporter
The CSC golf team’s 2014 season wrapped up at the RMAC Championships on the Heritage Course at the Wigwam Golf Resort in Phoenix. The team shot 378 Monday and 366 on Tuesday and finished 10th, out of 10 schools, with a two-day total of 744. Colorado State University— Pueblo won the conference with a score of 621—313 Monday and 308 Tuesday. Colorado Mesa came in second after shooting 321 and 315, respectively, for a total of 636. Schuyler Wetzel, sophomore of Hot Springs, S.D., shot 87 Monday and 82 Tuesday with a total of 169. She finished 28th.
Landing in 35th spot, Emma Harris, sophomore of Wahoo, hit 89 Monday and 82 Tuesday finishing with 171. Danielle Brennan, freshman of Ellsworth, fired 97 on the first day and 102 second day for a total of 199; Cali Crile, freshman of Chadron, totaled 205 after scores of 105 and 100, on Monday and Tuesday, respectively; and Nicole Thramer, freshman of Bartlett, shot 135 Monday and 116 Tuesday with a total of 251. Team Scores: CSU-Pueblo, 313308—621; Colorado Mesa, 321-315— 636; Colorado Christian, 318-322—640; Regis, 329-318—647; Western N.M., 325-328—653; Metro State, 328-327— 655; UC-Colorado Springs, 332-325— 657; Adams State, 331-332—663; Black Hills State, 343-352—695; Chadron
Track team break 4 records in Calif. Christopher Smith Reporter The men and women’s track and field teams had a busy weekend as they traveled to California to compete in a variety of meets throughout the weekend setting multiple school records. The teams competed April 16-17 at the California Invitational Multis, Azusa; last Thursday at the California State University— Los Angeles; on Friday at the Mt. Sac Relays, Walnut, and the Bryan Clay Invitational, Azusa; and last on Friday and Saturday at the Long Beach Invitational, Norwalk. At the Bryan Clay Invitational meet, the Eagles’ men 4x400 relay team broke the school record with a time of 3:13.07 shedding 1.38 seconds off the previous record set at the RMAC Championships last year. That time is a provisional qualifier for the NCAA Division II National Championships in May and ranks 11th nationally this season. The runners were Gavan Archibald, junior of St. Ann, Jamaica, Zerek Jones, sophomore of La Junta,
Colo., Frederick Culp, junior of Mililani, Hawaii, and Phil Rivera, senior of Apple Valley, Calif. At the same meet, CSC’s Rebecca Volf, junior of Wood River, competed in the 3000-meter steeplechase. She took more than 37 seconds off the school record she set a year ago when the team competed in California. Her new record is 11 minutes, 5.51 seconds. Volf ’s time is a provisional qualifier for the National Meet and is among the top 20 nationally; she was 11th among the 20 entries in the race. Evans Koech, sophomore of Nairobi, Kenya, also broke one of the oldest marks in the Chadron State record books at the Bryan Clay Invitational in the men’s steeplechase. His time was 9:37.93 seconds to erase the standard of 9:45.93 set in 1977. He placed eighth out of 18 entries in the event. Jayme Nunes, junior of Alliance, set the 10,000 meter record at the Long Beach Invitational on Friday with a time of 37:52.15 erasing a long time CSC record of 39:50.30 set in 1985. Nunes placed second in the event. The men and women’s track teams are now preparing for the RMAC outdoor championships held in Alamosa, Colo., starting May 4th.
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Mackenzie Watson Contributor The Nearly Naked Mile will take place next Thursday, May 1. The festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with dinner being served in the Student Center; it will be served until 6 p.m. when comedian Ryan Clauson will take the stage. Clothing donations will be taken from 8-10 p.m.; to receive a T-shirt you must donate five items of clothing. The Nearly Naked Mile run will begin at 10 p.m. at the clock tower. The dance will begin at the conclusion of the mile run. The clothes donated at the event will go to the Rummage Room. Any money raised through the Nearly Naked Mile goes to Saint Jude’s. Members from the community can drop clothing off in the Student Center Lobby from 7-8 p.m. on April 30. Prizes will be awarded to the most clothes donated, fastest male and female runners, best group costume, and best individual costume. The prizes for the most clothes donated are a Mac Book Air, Xbox 1, iPad mini, Television, and a bike. The fastest male and female runners will receive a Nearly Naked Mile backpack and an iPod nano. The members of the best group costume will receive gift cards for a free six inch sub at Subway. The prizes for individual costumes are still being decided.
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With their friends waiting in the distance, Kody Fine, 20, sophomore of Ogallala, and Danny Guelzow, 19, freshman of Arvada, Colo., wind skate down the sidewalk near Old Admin on Wednesday.
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Oglala Lakota tribesman shares spiritual background Hannah Clark Web Editor
Melvin High Hawk, an Oglala Lakota from Wounded Knee, S.D., spoke to two classes last week about Lakota spiritual ceremonies. High Hawk began both lectures with an opening prayer. High Hawk lit a bundle of sage and, using an eagle feather, spread its smoke over the standing students. “This will purify you,” High Hawk explained. Then, accompanied with a hide-covered hand drum, High Hawk sang a Sun Dance prayer song, then translated it for the students. One word he emphasized, “Tunkasila,” means “grandfather” and equates to “God.” “Part of my prayer meant, ‘who that is praying, grandfather will see you,’” High Hawk said. This prayer, unlike other religious supplications, asks God not for its speaker’s benefit, but for the gratification of all those praying. High Hawk spoke on three Lakota spiritual rites, the sweat lodge, the vision quest, and the Sun Dance. The sweat lodge, or Inipi, involves 16 willows bound into a traditional hut. Then stones, heated in a fire outside, are brought into the dark confines of the hut. High Hawk explained the significance of the seven
stones. The first four symbolize the four compass points, the next three are Grandfather, Grandmother earth, and all of creation. Listening to High Hawk’s speech, one realizes various points of Lakota spiritual tradition: many things come in sets of four and seven. For the sweat lodge, a spiritual sojourner sits in the heat and the dark for the duration of 16 lengthy spiritual songs. There are four songs for each door to the lodge. “It is challenging,” High Hawk said, “but if you went in there for a purpose, God will help you.” High Hawk’s spiritual background descends from a family of religious figures. Three different religions, including Christianity and the Native American Church, combine in High Hawk’s liturgy. The practices High Hawk spoke about are personal to him, having done sweat lodges and Sun Dances himself. In order to commit to his wife, Deborah Ceder Face, High Hawk participated in the Hot Springs Wahoo Sanctuary Sun Dance. For students unfamiliar with the concepts of Sun Dance, High Hawk spoke on the rigors of the tradition. Men and women dance all day, while fasting, hooked through the skin to a standing pole or “tree.” Broc Andrson, sophomore of Alliance, was particularly affected by High Hawk’s description of the ceremony. “I was unaware of how inflicting pain on oneself was such an act of love,” Anderson said. High Hawk shared his own scars from the rite, and told personal stories about the intense community. The details, though, of the Sun Dance ceremony and the vision quest, remained respect-
fully obscured in order to preserve the holiness of the traditions. “You’re out there to sacrifice,” High Hawk said. “To be humbled. If you complete it, everything will be good, but you have to be patient.” High Hawk’s past and his desire to guide youth motivated him to speak on Lakota religious ceremonies. “I just want to help people,” High Hawk told the classes. His message was: “No matter what you do in this world, be honest with yourself, and truthful in your actions.” Along with the spiritual traditions he now shares with students, this advice helped High Hawk escape a vicious cycle of alcoholism. Robert McEwen, the professor for both classes, invited High Hawk in order to expose his students to the religious traditions that exist just beyond their dorms. “Several years ago, some of my Oglala Lakota students presented a lesson on traditional sweat lodge ceremony in my Comp class,” McEwen said. “I saw that the presentation would also work well in a Humanities class. So this semester I asked my kola, Mr Melvin High Hawk, to present a lesson to my Comp and Humanities students.” High Hawk expressed concern for modern students and a willingness to council to anyone in need, even providing his personal phone number, 308-360-3622, for contact. To end the class, High Hawk sang a farewell song and prayed over the students. “I knew he would do a great job,” McEwen said, “and he did.”
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