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BEEFING UP SECURITY CSC plans to upgrade its surveillance capabilities with the installation of more cameras on campus.




MAKING SOME NOISE End-of-semester concert spices up students' schedules.





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Tess Clemetson, senior of Riverton, Wyo., paints a wall at Birthright of Chadron's office Saturday. Clemetson was one of more than 400 CSC students who volunteered during Saturday's The Big Event.

STARTING A NEW CHAPTER AT CSC INDEX NEWS.........................2 OPINION....................7 TAKE TEN.................12 SPORTS...................13 LIFESTYLES.............16

The campus community is invited to attend the inauguration of Chadron State's 11th President, Randy Rhine, at 3 p.m. Friday in the auditorium of Memorial Hall. A reception in Old Admin is planned after the ceremony.

RUNNING BARE BECAUSE THEY CARE The third annual Nearly Naked Mile is schedule to kick off 10 p.m. tonight at the Lindekin Clock Tower. Clothing donations are being accepted beginning at 9 p.m. in the Student Center.

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APRIL 25, 2013 | The Eagle |


Senate and CAB swear in new members; pass budget Teri Robinson Reporter

SENATE ALLOCATES $80K Student Senate allocated no more than $80,000 for new cardio equipment that will replace the current equipment in the Nelson Physical Activity Center.

SENATE PASSES $92K BUDGET Senate discussed and passed each clubs allocations individually on Monday. The budget will be sent to Jon Hansen and President Rhine for final approval.


CAB SWEARS IN NEW MEMBERS New CAB executive members were sworn in during CAB’s Tuesday meeting.


Discussion of clubs’ individual budgets led Student Senate to pass next year’s budget during its Monday meeting. Student Senate Treasurer Ashley Swanson went through clubs one at a time with the proposed allocations and senate members discussed, voted, and passed the revised allocations. Senate allocated the Campus Activities Board $16,500 for the first eight weeks of the fall semester. CAB will be on a quarterly budget, with the first quarter beginning the first day of class. The first quarter ends Oct. 12. Conditions that may have accompanied initial allocations have been removed from all clubs. Senate President James Bahensky said he would forward the budget to Jon Hansen, interim vice president of Enrollment Management and Marketing for approval. If approved, the budget then will be sent to CSC President Randy Rhine for final approval, Bahensky said. In other business, new members for the Student Senate Executive Board were sworn in. After voting for Student Senate president, vice President and senator of B.E.A.M.S.S. had ended, Senate confirmed Jacob Rissler, sophomore of Gillette Wyo., as president, Jacob Almanrode, junior of Chappell as vice president, and Kirby Krogman, sophomore of White River, S.D. as senator of B.E.A.M.S.S.

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Tuesday, August 20 is the first CAB meeting for the Fall 2013 semester, Lane Swedberg, CAB chair, said. Club representatives are required to attend.



“Is there anything you would have done differently this past year? If so, what?” “I would have done nothing different and I don’t regret any decisions. We are leaving the student body in good hands.” – James Bahenksy, Student Senate President 2012-13

Weekly Calendar: April 25–May 1 - President Inauguration BBQ, 5 p.m. Outside East of SC - Late Night at the Pit Nearly Naked Mile Project X, 9 p.m. SC

Chief Justice Reba Jackson swore in Rissler, Almanrode and Krogman. Vice President T.J. Thomson opened the floor for nominations for the secretary and treasurer positions. Ashley Swanson, junior of Byron, and Nate Jones, freshman of Papillion, both submitted letters of intent for the Senate treasurer position. Senate voted Swanson as the treasurer for the 2013-14 academic year. Jackson swore in Marlee Waugh, junior of Paxton as secretary. Before stepping down and handing his position over, James Bahensky Student Senate president, read a letter thanking each senate member individually, along with executive board members. Senate approved the new CAB executive board members along with the new senate by-laws that will also affect CAB. In new business, Senate allocated an additional $250 for a formal end-of-theyear dinner, placing the total at $450. Senators will receive an email with the finalized time and place, newly-affirmed Vice President Jake Almanrode said. The new CAB executive board members were sworn in during CAB’s Tuesday meeting. Lane Swedberg, sophomore of North Platter was sworn in as CAB chair; Dani Buckley, junior of Palmer, Alaska was sworn in as vice chair; Brendan Mead, junior of Knoxville, Iowa was sworn in as vice chair of finance; and Cheyenne Deering, freshman of Wall, S.D. was sworn in as vice chair of records. CAB allocated no more than $400 for massages and snacks for finals week and $5,700 for the fall Week of Welcome.


- Bike Ride for Burma, PAC, SC, High Rise - President Inauguration Ceremony, 3 p.m. M. Hall Auditorium

STUDENT SENATE 2013-14 ACTIVITY FEE BUDGET As approved for the upcoming academic year by the body at its Monday evening meeting* ORGANIZATION




Blue Key**




Cardinal Key


Chi Alpha




College Republicans’


Health Professions


International Club






Nu Delta Alpha


Outdoor Adventure Club


Office of Student Activities


Omega Phi Rho










Sigma Tau Delta


Social Science


Social Work


Sports Medicine


Student Alumni


The Eagle


The Pit


War Eagles


Women’s Rugby


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*Per constitutional regulations, the vice president for student affairs and the president of Chadron State must also approve the budget. **Club dissolved

| Calendar information may be sent to The Eagle, Old Admin, Rm. 235, or to


- Arboretum Volunteers Workday, 9 a.m. Sandoz Center Parking Lot - New Student Orientation, 9 a.m. - Nu Delta Alpha Dance Performance, 7 p.m. M. Hall

- Wind Symphony/Community Band, 3 p.m. M. Hall





- Duo Piano Concert, 7:30 p.m. M. Hall - Finals Breakfast, 9 p.m. Cafeteria


- Kirchmeyer/ Snyder Trombone Recital, 7:30 p.m. Sandoz Atrium


APRIL 25, 2013 | The Eagle |


Library extends hours for finals week Salah Eddine Salmi Contributor To ease the pressure of final exams and to motivate students, several activities are going on during the finals week on campus. Laure Sinn, Student Activities Coordinator, confirmed that Student Center is going to provide free massage for students from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. In addition to that, healthy snacks will be handed to



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Tuesday night classes– includes 5, 6, and 7 p.m. classes

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Thursday night classes– includes 5, 6, and 7 p.m. classes

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The Library plans to extend its hours from 7:30 a.m.-midnight on Monday through Wednesday. It will resume normal operations on Thursday, and will be open from 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. The Library is open from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday, and will remain closed during the weekend. “We encourage students to get enough sleep at night so they don’t overstress themselves, make sure that you eat enough, and do not go out to party at night because that will not help you, and if you feel stressed go talk to somebody,” Sinn said.

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the students at the same times. Moreover, there will be a free finals breakfast for students from 9-10 p.m. on Tuesday in the Cafeteria. Students do not have to use their meal plan to eat, but should bring their student ID for verification, Kathy Mason, office assistant, said Wednesday. The Strive Learning Center will be open during finals week from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day for whoever wants to study for the exams; however, tutors will not be available unless there is an appointment, Frances Gonzalez, Learning Center coordinator, said Tuesday.

Monday night classes– includes 5, 6, and 7 p.m. classes

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APRIL 25, 2013 | The Eagle |

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College offers help for stress, mental strain

A mounted security camera casts a shadow on the wall of a building’s exterior.

Emma Stokely

Security to upgrade surveillance coverage


Brooke Schumacher Contributor


embers of the Chadron State campus community might sleep more soundly knowing that a pair of electronic eyes are keeping watch when others cannot. Campus security has gone to great measures to make sure the campus is equipped for the best in safety and security, Don Keiper, security supervisor, said. “We have 115 cameras installed both inside and outside of the buildings on campus,” Keiper said. “The cameras automatically archive video for 30 days, but we have


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access to the videos and can keep them longer if needed. We currently have eight employees on patrol and 21 employees at desk security.” Documents from Chadron State’s security, crime, fire, and safety records state that the college has not had any assaults or fires on campus in recent years, but in 2011, there was a spike from previous years in drug and alcohol related issues. “Disturbance in the dorms, noise, or arguments are the most common complaints on campus, but these complaints aren’t seen very often,” Keiper said, “We have been fortunate enough to not have any attempted assaults or stalking on our campus, but CSC campus security does provide

escort service to those who feel concerned for their safety.” One way campus security plans to give students peace of mind is by installing more cameras all around campus. “Security cameras are a higher priority to our campus, because they will help us get the most security coverage for CSC,” Keiper said. “Even though there has been minimal damage or crimes involved in the parking lots, long term plans are to add more cameras in parking areas, because the system we have designed is eligible for expanding the coverage of our security.” There are options that the campus security offers if needed. Call 308-432-6037 for campus security help.

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. With the stress of finals upon CSC’s students, Campus Counselor Jerry Cassiday’s door is open for students dealing with stress or more serious mental health issues. “My door is open to the general student population,” Cassiday said, “It is best to set up an appointment, but walk-ins are always welcome.” Cassiday received his counseling degree from CSC and is Nebraska State Certified. He started working at CSC immediately after he graduated with his masters from the CSC Counseling Program. Cassiday is also in charge of Disability Services on campus. “I encourage students to make use of these services, whether they just need someone to talk to or have serious issues,” Cassiday said. To make an appointment, call 308-432-6268. If the issue is urgent, call 308-430-4593. If there is an emergency, call 911.

Learning Center CONGRATULATES Learning Center Graduates & Non-returning Tutors! Kelsey Coffman Nathaniel Martens Emory Dye Nicholas Miller Katie Flynn Kelly Troester Jens Johnson Rayna Waggener

TUTOR / SI LEADER RECOGNITION Please join us as we honor our fine Learning Center staff! Strive Learning Center Tuesday, April 30 12 p.m.

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APRIL 25, 2013 | The Eagle |


Dining Services copes without associate director Emma Stokely Contributor Linda Brownlee, associate director of Dining Services, has taken a medical leave of absence. Brownlee has been working for CSC’s Dining Services for eight years. “Linda was very open with our staff about her condition,” Tracy Shuck, Senior Director of Dining Operations said. “The staff notices her absence and has been working even harder to pick up where she has left off.” Brownlee’s main duties were doing food orders, retail for the food court, and catering events. Everyone has been doing double duty to make sure all of these things are being done and being done well, Shuck said. “Katie Hunter has been brought in to help with the catering events,” Shuck said, “She has been doing a great job.” Shuck said that he has been in contact with Brownlee and she has been helping over the phone as much as she can without hindering her recovery. “We are waiting for her to return, and she will return,” Shuck said.

Photo by David Siqueira

An eagle adorns the face of a dollar bill. The NSCS Board of Trustees approved a new out-of-state tuition rate at one dollar above the in-state rate earlier this year.

Eagle rate gives out-of-state students a break Salah Eddine Salmi Contributor Starting in the fall, there will be no in-state tuition rate for Chadron State College students. Thanks to the New Eagle Rate, students from all over the country as well as the international students will pay pretty much the same tuition as Nebraska residents. In the past, many students from the other states as well as international students have been paying more than double what students from Nebraska pay for tuition. However, the Nebraska non-Resident Scholars program has been allowing qualified Nebraska nonresident students to pay in-state tuition as long as they maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Kevin Spears, International Education Program Coordinator, cheered the new change in tuition

policy at CSC. “They have what they call The New Eagle Rate tuition, which is awesome, and it is not only for international students, but also for all the students from the other states; they will all pay almost the same tuition; there will be only one symbolic dollar difference,” Spears said. “It is a new initiative that is approved for a three years trial, but I think it will absolutely continue.” Administrators said they approved the tuition change in order to provide high quality, affordable education to all students. “CSC is the college of opportunity; that is one of our missions, and it allows a larger population of student to afford quality education by making that change in the tuition structure.” Interim Admissions Director Lisa Stein said April 17. Moreover, she confirmed that Nebraska non-Resident Scholars program will be cancelled starting

in the fall. “With the Eagle New Rate there will be no need for NRS Program, so the current students in the program will not lose their in-state rate if they did not maintain their GPA,” Stein said. Furthermore, Stein clarified that the one dollar above the in-state tuition that Nebraska non-resident students will have to pay for each credit hour, is primarily symbolic and just to respect the state law that states out-state students have to pay more in the tuition than Nebraska resident students. Some faculty members think the change will result in a more diverse student body. “I really think it will result in more diversity, and that will make the quality go up because one of the things we consider with quality is the diversity we attract.” Kathy Bahr, professor of English and humanities, said.

ACCLAIM lives up to its namesake Allysa Shipman Contributor The Great Plains Journalism Awards announced Thursday that Chadron State’s ACCLAIM magazine is a finalist in at least one of the four categories staff members entered it in, a contest coordinator stated last week. “We are happy to announce the finalists in the 2013 Great Plains Journalism Awards, which honors journalists in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa,” contest organizer Ashley Parrish stated. The Great Plains Journalism Awards is hosted by Tulsa Press Club and Benevolent Association. The competition aims to promote the highest standards of journalism across an eight-state region, its website states. Nebraska is one amongst seven other states that is given the privilege to enter in this competition, and out of many schools that sent in their pieces, Chadron State College’s ACCLAIM magazine became one of nine finalists. Michael D. Kennedy, instructor of social and communication arts, said he was very pleased with how well the staff performed. “I’m very proud that our inaugural edition of ACCLAIM has achieved finalist status in such a prestigious competition. If we win, great, but just to be nominated fresh out of the gate is indeed a big honor. I’m very proud of T.J. and the entire staff for making ACCLAIM so successful.” “ACCLAIM was brought to CSC’s campus in 2012,” Executive Editor T.J. Thomson said Wednesday. “Student government funded the project and supported it the entire way. The success of ACCLAIM is tribute to the faculty members in the Communication Arts Department and the staff members of The Eagle.”



APRIL 25, 2013 | The Eagle |

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A serving of chicken and vegetables lie in a red bowl.

Dining Services dishes up new meal plans Photo by Julia Freeman-Woolpert

A woman reads a book on the floor of a residence.

Dual enrollment has multi-faceted benefits Justy R. Bullington Contributor


ith 16 accredited community colleges in four different states, the ability for incoming freshman to start college with completed credits can be beneficial to minimizing the time spent earning a degree. High schools have the opportunity to offer dual credit courses. This means that a high school student can take a class within their high school and, upon the completion of that class, earn college credit. Chadron High School allows junior and senior students to take classes at CSC. Chadron High School Student Liaison Carolyn Hinrichs supports dual and college credit classes. “The classes allow students to get generals taken care of as well as an exploratory route for students taking introduction classes in their possible major of choice,” Hinrichs said. The availability to take introductory classes gives students the opportunity to decide if that is the area of study they would like to major in before they get to college, Hinrichs explain. With a large number of high schools,

not only allowing, but promoting dual and college courses the process of transferring those classes comes into play. START Office Academic Adviser Danielle Hencey, says transfer credits are beneficial to incoming freshman as long as the credits are coming from an accredited school. “We have articulation agreements with community colleges in the area,” Hencey said The list of accredited schools is located on the CSC Transfer Student page on the Chadron State College homepage, Hencey said. “There is a process a student must go through to transfer credits and the Transfer Student webpage is very helpful,” Hencey said, “However, this is a general overview. If a student is planning on transferring credits they need to come talk to us.” With high school students spending seven hours maximum in the classroom plus sports practice and extra-curricular involvement it can be demanding to be taking a college course on top of an already hectic schedule. However, Hinrichs does not see a downside to dual credit availability. “It gives students confidence that they will be successful in college,” Hinrichs said. “They have a support system here. If they

have trouble logging into Sakai or with the class we can help them.” Lane Swedberg, sophomore of North Platte, said the transfer of his 24 credits from high school was a smooth process. The secondary math education major was able to become a math tutor at the STRIVE Learning Center because of his transfer credits. “I didn’t have to take the classes here in order to qualify as a tutor which allowed me to start tutoring earlier,” Swedberg said. Even if a student comes in with a college credit from a non-accredited school CSC will recognize most classes as long as the student gets a “C” or above as an elective credit if the college does not have an equivalent class, Hencey said. “We are doing our best to streamline the process,” Hencey said. There are many different motivations for incoming freshman to earn college credits during the duration of their high school career. “I wanted to get as many generals out of the way so I could start in on my major,” Swedberg said. “I think offering college courses to high school students is very beneficial to the students that take advantage of the opportunity,” Swedberg said.

Salah Eddine Salmi Contributor To overcome issues it detected with the current meal plan system, Chadron State College’s Creative Dining Service is adding new options that affordably meet the needs of the students for next school year, a member of the management team said. During this past year, students have been complaining about the current meal plan system because of its inflexibility, Senior Director of Dining Operations Tracy Shuck said. For example, under the current system, students can only use one meal during each meal period. Meals not used during a period are lost and cannot be redeemed. As a result of students’ feedback, Shuck proposed changes to the meal plan for approval from the Nebraska State College System’s Board of Trustees. “The new proposed change came basically after years of research and watching how the students eat, what mean plans they use and what meal plans are not used,” Shuck said. “I took those proposed changes to the school,” Shuck said. With the new meal plans, students do not have to worry about their meals when they are busy with classes or appointments because their meals are secured and can be used whenever they want. “One of the things that students wanted is that being able to use their meal plan when they want; they don’t want to be confined to that one meal for a meal period, so by putting in larger meal plan with more flexibility, the students can get what they wanted,” Shuck said. The 14-meal plan, the most popular among students has not changed; it will be kept as is, but the 9-meal plan and the 19-meal plan are being phased out due to lack of use, Shuck said. The meal plans that Shuck proposed to the board are a 150-meal block plan for $1,280 per semester and a 280-meal block plan for $1,475 per semester. Both plans include $200 in discretionary Bonus Bucks.

OPINION | The Eagle | APRIL 25, 2013


Sex is a bit overrated, isn’t it?

Make summer work for you


he keynote speaker at this year’s Golden Leaf Awards was Doane College Graduate Andy Pray; founder of Praytell Strategy, an independent public relations and digital media firm based in Brooklyn. Pray offered a joint seminar titled “Get a Job,” with fellow Doane Alumnus Brandon Bell, program and music director for 104.3 MyFM in Los Angeles. The insight and knowledge both gentlemen offered is too good not to share with Chadron State College’s soon to be graduating seniors, as well as anyone looking to get their foot in the door with an internship this summer. When you compile your resume, it should be sleek and clean. Pray suggests hiring a graphic designer to make your resume stick out against the rank and file Microsoft Word printouts. If you want to catch an employer’s attention, you should focus on the intro to your cover letter. Bell said that you should be brief and brilliant in the first paragraph, otherwise you’ll get passed over. Clean up your social media. If you Google yourself and the first thing that pops up in the results is a picture of you and friends doing keg-stands, it’s reasonable to expect that you will not get a call-back from a potential employer. It’s a cliché, but you need to network. Even if you’re striking up random conversations with receptionists, secretaries or anyone who works in the building, you make your face known and having those contacts will come in handy down the road. Have an “elevator speech” prepared. If some bigwig boss or supervisor steps into the elevator with you, you need to be ready to answer a few inevitable questions: who you are, where you’re from, what you do, and any short and long-term goals you might have. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. Any entrylevel job, white collar or blue, is going to require some time in the trenches. These jobs are the standard, but if you can stay after and show the that you want to do and learn more about a job, that persistence and initiative will speak volumes about you to your supervisor and lead you up the ladder. You have to be passionate about what it is you do, and any job that is hiring today is starving for creative and dedicated people who are willing to learn and come to the table with new ideas. The final piece of advice: become irreplaceable. If you are constantly letting your supervisor know you’ve completed the task and asking what’s next it will signal that you are ready for more responsibility and, eventually, a higher paying position.


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m I the only one who thinks that sex really isn’t that great? Don’t get me wrong, there’s probably no other act on the face of the planet that is as intimate as sex, but it should be used only when the time is right. I’m sure that we all have that friend who is in a relationship and they are always going on about how great their bedtimes are, but give it a break. Not everyone needs to know whether or not your partner is a good lay. When starting a relationship, you can’t just jump right into the sex. You have to get to know each other first, and I don’t mean you play a game of 20 questions and then go do the dirty deed. If it were up to me, I would have to be in a dedicated relationship for about a year. Seems long to you? I don’t care. You can’t just go around giving it up to anything that has a pair of legs. You have to have standards in life.

Not only that, but if you want to in the head. Sex is the greatest thing on prove to someone that you truly do love the face of the earth.” them, then it doesn’t have to be through Okay, it probably is, but there are so sex. In my Oral Communications class, many risks that come with it at the same whenever the ladies talk about romance, time. For example, if you decide to get most of them say “It’s the small gestures frisky one night, and then your ladythat count.” friend comes So do up to you a few that. Go buy weeks later tellflowers, learn ing you that she guitar, I don’t is pregnant, how know, just do would you resomething act? nice, because I don’t know if you really do about you, but if love that perI had a kid while son, then you I was in college, will be able to I’d be scared as show it withhell. But that is out having to the true test of get into bed. manliness right As a freshthere: whether man college or not you do student with a decide to stand love for RPGs with her and go and Doctor through it toWho, my lifegether. Because Illustration by Spike Jordan style screams if you are one “virgin.” Do I mind it? Not really. I know of those dudes that would run for the that if I roll with the punches I’ll even- hills, that’s just not cool, man. It would tually find a nice lady who will get an be people like you that are the reasons “Over 9000” reference. Sure it gets lone- for broken homes, damaged childhoods, ly sometimes, but then I remember, at and teenage cynics. But I’m rambling. least I’m not in some crap relationship So, ladies, gentlemen, really take this with a girl who has an IQ equivalent to stuff into consideration. I know that horthat of a walnut. mones can do things to people, but you Now some dudes are probably read- have to think about the consequences ing this saying, “Man, you’re messed up and the possible outcomes.



we asked: Are you planning on attending the inaugural dinner?






“No. I have no interest in it.”

“No, I won’t. I don’t know when it is and I haven’t heard anything about it.”

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No, because I’m going home to get my truck because school ends next week.”

“I’ll go just to see everything and the session of our new president, and what it all is.”

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APRIL 25, 2013 | The Eagle |

Cult cartoon sets good example ‘Adventure Time’ has developed a following among young adults

Sara Labor


Lifestyles Editor

television show that has gained much popularity among college students lately is “Adventure Time,” a simply drawn cartoon that has been airing on Cartoon Network since 2010. The first time I tried to sit through this show, I had to wonder how high I had to be to enjoy it. However, since I have quite a few friends who enjoy “Adventure Time,” including my own sister, I began to give the show a chance. To be fair, there are many times when an episode ends and I’m left with my eyebrows furrowed and that “WTF” feeling swirling through my brain. However, since giving the show a chance, I’ve begun to see the merits of it, particularly the obvious mentions of feminism throughout the show. Although “Adventure Time” is, technically, a kids show, I would definitely say it is just as enjoyable for adults. In fact, the sometimes-dark

messages and often-sexual overtones Bubblegum who is usually the one are more for young-adults who watch helping Jake and Finn out of the mess the show. that they’ve gotten themselves into. In Those who are old enough to no- fact, the females in the cast outnumber tice the important themes within the the males. show will probably recognize the realThere is Marceline, the vampire life messages that are extremely rel- queen, an independent, free-spirited, evant in today’s society. rock-and-roll gal. Marceline has issues The Ice King, the main villain of with her father, who comes back in one “Adventure Time,” doesn’t have much episode and is obviously verbally abuof a role in the show sive. Marceline teams unless he is trying to up with Jake and Finn kidnap a princess to to free herself and the force that princess to rest of their fictional marry him world from her evil Where the Ice father. She also alludes King is the epitome to when she once had a of misogyny, the sexist boyfriend whom show’s main characshe kicked to the curb. ters, Jake the dog and There is also the Finn the human, are Lumpy Space Printhe complete oppocess who adores all site: men who recogher lumps and has no nize the princesses problem with body as people. At one image. –Sara Labor point in the show, There was even an Jake yells at the Ice episode where one of King, “your conthe princesses yells stant harassment of the female gender “No means no!” at the Ice King. This makes me sick!” anti-rape message is refreshing to see Applause for Jake the talking dog, in our society, where rape jokes and a male who is aware that women are finger-pointing have been showing up people too. In one episode, there was more and more. even a scene where the princess freed I think that the “Adventure Time” herself. writers deserve some serious props. Although many of the plots revolve The show is female positive and deals around Jake and Finn trying to help with hard-hitting issues for females. these princesses, they are perfectly caWhile “Spongebob” is filled with pable of helping themselves. mind-numbing nonsense, “Adventure The females on the show are smart Time” provides viewers of all ages seriand inquisitive, especially Princess ous criticisms of today’s society.

“The first time I tried to sit through this show, I had to wonder how high I had to be to enjoy it.”


Dear editor: “Seriously?” is the only way I could describe my feelings about the April 18, 2013 issue of the Eagle. The lack of respect in one specific article titled “Committee collapse takes democracy with it” disgusts me. Now I understand that everyone has an opinion and dissolving the SFC may have been against the wishes of some students but to publish “hail Dictator Prestwich” in a newspaper that is read not only by students but by community members is simply put, class-less. There are other ways to get your opinions and feelings across without resorting to terms that we commonly associate with the most callous people to walk the earth (Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein).

I’m positive that Chadron State’s administration does not share any characteristics with those men, so why stoop to that level of disrespect? I would also greatly appreciate an article explaining the other side of the argument about the SFC. Especially since the only 3 articles in the paper (other than the Man on the Street section) either had the same opinion or appeared to be somewhat biased due to the staff that was involved in writing the article. Trying to understand both sides of the argument and showing others that even this argument has two sides is crucial for a newspaper and overall is just a classy and respectful thing to do. I didn’t see that in issue number 13 of the Eagle this week. To say the least, I’m very disappointed. –Jennie Robbins, sophomore of Mitchell

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Sometimes a lack of compromise is enough to stiffle one’s goals.

Don’t let inflexibility get in the way of progress

Teri Robinson



ighting, yelling, and throwing things will get you nowhere in life fast. I believe compromise is a beautiful thing and saves people a lot of time and headaches. Bickering back and forth and never settling on a middle point seemed to be what occurred the past few weeks during discussions of club allocations. I didn’t believe compromise was even something to consider until this week. Student Senate handled the situation with grace and clubs were allocated fair budgets with everyone in mind. Even if some budgets

are not what people wanted, a middle ground was found to please the campus as a whole. Club allocations are not the only place to practice compromise. I can guarantee that every person reading this has compromised on one thing or another. Maybe you compromised with your parents; you would clean the house and in return they let you stay out an extra hour or two growing up. Unfortunately, compromise is a practice that is dwindling in the world these days. Countless times, America’s government has proven that bickering and proving each other wrong is better than compromising and finding a middle ground to please everyone involved. It makes me deeply upset to know that a body so powerful as our government cannot listen to each other and work out problems and would rather point fingers and bicker for days without making any headway. I believe that if a system is going to function, and function correctly, then compromise is a must, and needs to be respected. Since I have used government so far, let’s switch gears and I’ll prove even further why

compromise is a hidden tool in solving everyday issues. When you get married (or if you already are) do you honestly think you and your spouse will completely agree on every issue? If you are so naive as to believe this, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that is not the case. Everything from what furniture you pick to your children’s names will be handled (hopefully) with compromise. The color used to paint the house or how much time together you will spend will be a compromise. Simply telling your spouse that things will be a certain way may work now, but I can factually say that if you continue down this course, your spouse will finally freak out on you, or simply break it off and leave. I am not married, but simply watching my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other relatives I understand and appreciate the way situations are handled between them. Of course they fight, healthy relationships involve that, but after taking a step back and listening to what the other has to say, an understanding occurs and a middle ground can be pursued. Listening and understanding the other side is key with compromise. You can sit there,

scream and shout until your throat is sore and continue to drown out the other side, but in that case nothing will get resolved. It is fair to state your case, but then you must step down and listen to the other side. Understanding what the other person wants and where he or she is coming from with ideas is key in being fair and getting what everyone wants. Finally, without compromise, fair rules would not be in place. Granted, that is not true for everything, but many rules would favor certain groups or individuals and everyone else would just be S.O.L. without compromise. Any individual is free to do whatever he or she pleases; however, they must suffer the consequences of their actions. This is a fair compromise. The government gives individuals the freedom to do what they wish, but will punish them for breaking rules put in place for the protection of the community as a whole. As this is a different type of compromise than my other examples, it still works. Bottom line, compromise is an important tool in making it through life successfully. Plus, you may be surprised as to how many people encourage compromise and accept it.




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its station on the w spring football ga volunteers, donate by CSC Athletics. At the conclusio on the football fie to their job sites. Students worke cancelled due to es. They were the landscaping at th Partnership build home upkeep for Even with the part in a wide ra ects. The CSC foo mulching and doi The wrestling lifting and buildin School, as well as court of the school’ At two Northwest locations, Chadron A teers assisted with cle painting. Students planted sev scaping duties, and pick

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Mouhamed Diop, forward with the Chadron State men’s basketball team, pulls debris from a pile in downtown Chadron during Saturday’s The Big Event day of community service. Several sports team collectively volunteered their time for th





ore than 400 Chadron State College students volunteered their time Saturday to serve the community during The Big Event. The Big Event Team set up west side of Elliot Field during the ame. Lunch was provided for the ed by Subway and funded in part . on of the game, students gathered eld to join their groups and travel

ed at 14 project sites. Three sites weather and other circumstance tree planting at Bordeaux Creek, he Northwest Community Action ding located on Pine Street and r an elderly couple. ese cancellations, students took ange of community service projotball team cleaned Wilson Park, ing other landscape tasks. team helped with some heavy ng at the Trunk Butte Christian painting lines on the basketball l’s playground. t Community Action Partnership Avenue and Spruce Street, voluneaning, sorting, heavy lifting, and

veral trees on “C” Hill, other landked up trash on campus.

The CSC men’s basketball team cleaned and hauled materials at Outlaw Printers. Keep Chadron Beautiful planned to recycle some of the materials removed from Outlaw Printers. At the Ridgeview Bible Church, participants in The Big Event shoveled gravel in the parking lot and helped with cleaning and heavy lifting inside. Volunteers spent some time painting at the Birthright center. Students who were a part of the Keep Chadron Beautiful team traveled around town picking up trash. Chadron Community Church received help cleaning and painting. The CSC women’s basketball team traveled to the Museum of the Fur Trade to do some sorting and cleaning. Members of the Health Professions Club and the CSC volleyball team participated in the canned food drive and delivered the goods to the Closer to Home Soup Kitchen. Volunteers also spent time visiting with the residents at Prairie Pines Lodge and the Crestview Care Center. Volunteers played bingo with the Prairie Pines Lodge community and the International Club entertained the Crestview Care Center with a talent and fashion show. “I think it is good for young adults to get out into the community,” said Isaac Egenberger, junior of Brady. “It teaches hard work and it’s just good all the way around.” The Big Event first began at Texas A&M in 1982. At CSC, the event began in the Fall 2012 with the CA 350 Applied Public Relations class, Shaunda French, assistant professor of Social and Communication Arts, said Wednesday. This group of students began the foundation work for this student-led community service project. French, traveled with CSC students Justy Bullington, sophomore of Mullen; Sam Parker, junior of Harrison; Tiffany Valandra, junior of Hardin, Mont.; and Luke Wright, graduate student of Hamlet, to attend a conference Feb. 1–3 at Texas A&M to learn more about The Big Event. The students who played an integral part in organizing this event are hoping to be invited back to the conference at Texas A&M to demonstrate how a small campus organized this event. CSC students will be a part of a panel sharing their experience and serve as an example for other smaller schools that would like to incorporate The Big Event on their college campus. Parker, along with CSC students Samuel Schmitt, senior of Lakin, Kan. and Stephanie Eggleston, senior of North Platte, organized this event as a part of their internship studies.

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The team’s original goal was to get 300 students to sign up for The Big Event. The Big Event Team surpassed their goal with more than 400 students signing up to participate in the community service projects. “I heard about this event at CAB,” said Reba Jackson, senior of Hay Springs. “I was instantly attracted to the idea and wanted to participate.” “I thought it would be a great way to give back to the community,” said Betty Mays, sophomore of Ainsworth, “and a great opportunity as a RA to be a role model for other students.” French hopes that this event will lead to an “I think this event is event planning communications course that important because will be available for all students, not just init shows that college terns and graduate assistants. “It was amazing to see all the students get kids aren’t just here involved on Saturday,” said Parker. “The Big Event this year is just the first of a tradition for an education, of service at CSC.” Many students throughwe care about the out the day expressed their hope that The Big Event would become a regular event at community too.” Chadron State College. “I think this event is important because it –Karisa Lamle shows that college kids aren’t just here for an education, we care about the community too,” Karisa Lamle, junior of Cody, said. “Hopefully next year we can outreach to other places in the community that need help.” Several businesses gave donations for this event. Bomgaars and Otte Feed of Gordon donated gloves for the volunteers, Safeway donated bottled water for each of the job sites, and Subway and All Seasons Sports and Screen Printing of Hot Springs co-partnered to provide food for the volunteers and a discount on t-shirts. Student organizations that donated funds or volunteers for this event include: Student Senate, CAB, Ag Club, Allies Club, Blue Key, Cardinal Key, Cheer, NAFME, Omega Phi Rho, Family Consumers Science Club, Health Professions Club, International Club, Legal Studies Club, Outdoors Adventure Club, Public Relations Club, Residence Life Association, Revive, ROTC, Social Work Club, Student Alumni Council, and The Student Center Pit.

– Sam Schmitt, Big Event intern


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Love for the game overrules all

Both Phil and Sadie talked about the actual transition between sports and the struggles it caused them at the beginning. Being a college athlete is a full time job and takes a lot of dedication, “After doing this for so many years it seems to come time, and effort outside of being a full time student. To add more natural now, but the first two years were pretty on their plate, some athletes double up on sports, and have to tough on me. I would try to make the transition continue their education. happen so fast that it would ware me down fast. Phil Rivera, senior of Apple Valley, Calif., plays safety for the Nowadays, I know how to go about it so it is CSC football team and is a sprinter for the CSC track team. less stressful,” Rivera said. Rivera received the winning in the 2010 RMAC Outdoor Waugh recognizes that any transition can Championship in the 400-meter run and the 200-meter run be difficult, but it does depend on what two Indoors. He also was named to the RMAC All-Conference sports an athlete is participating in. Third Team for football in 2011 and worked himself a spot “It has been different the past three years in the top five in both the 200 and 400 meters at the 2011 because I did basketball post season work as RMAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. well as track season workouts. The transition “To transition from football to track, I have to change my is relatively easy for me because I go from fast whole training regiment and diet. They are two completely pace to slowing down a bit, but every dual sport different sports and require different skills; training for football athlete is a little different. This year was even easier, is completely different than track,” Rivera said. “But the biggest as a senior I don’t have the basketball work too, so challenge for me was my diet. I love to eat and for football I being able to focus just on track has been benefiwanted to be big, this allowed me to eat bigger portions, but for cial,” Waugh said. track you don’t want to be too bulky so I have to watch what I An athlete has many reason of why they want to eat and try to eat smaller portions.” participate in two sports; one being that they just Changes that the athletes go through to make their seasons can’t chose one over the other. successful can be harder than the actual transition between sea“If I had a favorite I would be doing just one sport sons. instead of two. When coming to college, I had to Sadie Waugh, senior of Paxton, plays forward for the CSC basmake a decision on which sport I wanted to do I ketball team and throws for the CSC track team. Waugh was loved them both the same,” Rivera said. named into the 2010-2011 RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll. Both Rivera and Waugh admitted they wouldn’t be During the 2011-2012 basketball season, Waugh started 23 out participating in two sports if they didn’t love and of 25 games, qualifying her for CSC’s most consistent post player. enjoy the sports as much as they do. “The mental transition from basketball to track is probably the “I wouldn’t be doing them both for this long if I hardest transition. Going from a team sport to essentially an didn’t love them both, however basketball has been individual sport is such a different aspect,” Waugh said, “but in my sport since I was three and feel incredibly fortubasketball I like the pace and physicality of the game and the nate to have been able to play at this level and for as fact that a team is only as strong as its weakest player, but on long as I did,” Waugh said. the other hand in track I like that success or failure is on me.” Most of the athletes on this campus make dou“I love everything about both sports. The team aspect of Photo illustration by Ashley Swanson bling up in sports look easy, amid the juggling act football is my favorite part. There is just something about the Donnie Butler, sophomore of Mathis, Texas, with school. Rivera and Waugh have come a long comradery. Nothing beats going to battle on Saturday with participates in football and track on top of way from their first year playing two sports, and even with the time and effort they take, their love your brothers and as for track; it’s all about pushing yourself his school work. for the sports have not changed. to your limits,” Rivera said.



the eagle’s top ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Brooke Schumacher Contributor

REBECCA VOLF Sport: Track and Field Position: Middle Distance Class rank: Freshman Hometown: Wood River Volf ran the 3000 meter steeplechase in 11:42.79 minutes on Saturday at the Long Beach State Invitational in California. She beat the school record by 20 seconds.

Spring game brings much excitement Molly Wedan Sports Editor With the sun finally shining, Chadron State’s football team stormed the field on Saturday to play in the spring football game, where the Whites made a comeback to oust the Cardinals 39-36. This year’s game yielded the highest score in the past four spring games. Being down 29-9 early in the game, the Whites picked up the pace when sophomore Alex Ferdinand of Rapid City, S.D., made four field goals to rack up points, especially in dire times. His longest kick was for 55 yards, but also made goals of 44, 38, 37, and 27. Long was also happy to see the defense scoring in the game as well. “I am impressed with Alex’s performance and his 55 yards field goal. He has worked so hard in the off season,” Head Coach Jay Long said. One of the defensive scores was made by the Cardinals when Tyler Wright, senior cornerback of Arvada, Colo., intercepted the ball and ran 20-yards into the end zone. Quarterback Will Burgess, redshirt freshman of Omaha, also

scored a touchdown for the Cardinals with a 20-yard dash. Burgess then later assisted on another touchdown, throwing the ball to Zac Bargen, junior of Chadron. Michael Madkins, junior tailback of Elk Grove, Calif., also scampered four yards to score for the Cardinals. Junior quarterback of Gering, Patrick O’Boyle threw well for the Whites when he connected with two teammates for touchdowns. Antonio Thompson, junior wide receiver of Savannah, Georgia, scored on a 17-yard reception, and Isaac Holscher, junior wide receiver of Scottsbluff, caught a 33-yard pass to score again. “Isaac has played a limited role in the past but he did a nice job,” Long said. A redshirt freshman of Los Angeles, Calif., Cody Paul scored twice, one of his touchdowns putting the Whites ahead for the first time late in the third quarter. “Cody Paul was definitely a redshirt standout he did a nice job,” Long said. Ferdinand won the game for the Whites when he kicked a 38-yard field goal after Holscher caught a pass from O’Boyle, giving them the first down. “It was a beautiful day with a neat atmosphere,” Long said.

KOLTEN JELDEN Sport: Track and Field Events: Pole Vault Class rank: Senior Hometown: Eaton, Colo.

Jelden broke the school record in pole vault with a height of 15 feet, nine inches on Friday at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif.

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Bargen shares coaching story Volleyball team Leslie, was promoted within her job, Bargen met up with old friend and opponent Bob Hansen. Hansen No one wants to have a job where their time and ener- helped Bargen receive a meeting with Tom Asbury, gy goes into something they are not passionate about. the head coach at Kansas State University at the time. They want to go to work knowing they are going to Unfortunately, the staff did not have an opening, but love what is to come that day and be satisfied after Bargen did not give up. “I went to their office each day in hopes of them creclocking out. For head men’s basketball coach, Brent ating a job. Eventually, the coaching staff would send Bargen, passion for his job comes from his family. Bargen’s father and two uncles were coaches at all me on errands and do random things for the program. Our family couldn’t surlevels as he grew up. He started vive on another voluncoaching alongside his high school coach when he was in college for a teer coaching salary so summer with an Athletic Amateur I started working mornTeam. The first paid coaching job ings for a construction Bargen received was with a college company that was doing teammate, Mark Wragge who was a project on KSU’s camhired at Dorchester High School, pus and going into the a very small school in south cenoffice in the afternoons tral Nebraska. After spending for practice. After a few one season at Dorchester, Bargen months of volunteering, moved to Lincoln where he was Coach Asbury did crethe junior varsity coach for a seaate a job title for me and son at Nebraska Wesleyan UniverI was hired as a member sity, a NCAA Division III school. of his staff,” Bargen said. On his coaching start, Bargen Bargen then went on said that, “there is no such thing to coach for six seasons in life as a perfect situation, espein Long Beach Calif., cially in coaching. There are many before moving back to struggles and many rewarding Photo by Ashley Swanson Nebraska where he and things about coaching.” his wife are from. He One of the struggles is finding Brent Bargen, head men’s basketball coach, encourages is originally from Miltime for everything else, “because the team during a time out at the November 30, 2012 ford, after being born of the time commitments of the game against Colorado Mesa State University. in Superior, but spent job, one of the worst parts of the occupation is being forced to miss out on a lot of fam- his senior year in Crete, while his father coached at Doane College. His wife is now the events coordinaily experiences,” Bargen said. tor for the Chadron State Foundation and Alumni AsBut there are also rewards that come with coaching. “It is an awesome experience to see how young sociation. They have three kids, Ashley who will be people grow while they are in your program,” Bargen graduating this May, Zac who transferred to Chadron said. “Not so much as players, but more so as people. this year, and Jake who is a senior at Chadron High It can be a very tough time for most young people go- School. Bargen has been coaching at Chadron State for seven ing from adolescents under the supervision of their parental unit to becoming independent young adults.” years after being selected over almost 100 applicants Bargen also relayed the idea that when he began in the summer of 2006. He has coached 11 All-RMAC coaching, it took a lot of persistance and dedication. athletes and had five of his players continue the sport After moving to Manhattan, Kan., after Bargen’s wife, overseas.

Class of 2013

Trelan Taylor Contributor

makes progress Sam Parker Contributor

The Eagle volleyball team finished their spring season last Friday; a season which Head Volleyball Coach, Janel Baily deemed successful. Baily was hired this spring as the new head volleyball coach after working as the interim head coach for the 20122013 season. The volleyball team began practicing on March, 18. They had 24 practices for the players to improve both individually and as a team, Baily said. She expressed great optimism about her team as they prepare for the upcoming season. “Overall this spring has been very successful as far as getting the girls faster and stronger and improving techniques on the court,” she said. “We’ve broken a lot of things down for them and have given the girls a ton of reps to create good habits.” The spring is a time for younger players to gain experience, and all the girls worked hard and have shown improvement,” Baily said. “Shannon Durck, who medically redshirted in the fall, has established herself as a major contender for outside hitter,” Baily said. Baily commented that several veteran players have improved this spring as well. “Erika Roybal and Jessica Jester have really taken on leadership roles and have improved greatly in their respective positions,” she said. She also noted that Barbie DeCent, 22,

junior of Paxton, has worked hard this spring and blossomed into a dominating player. Baily mentioned that the end of spring marked the beginning of summer training. Involvement between coaches and players is limited during the summer months, so they are given workouts to follow over the summer. “As a fall sport, the work they put in over the summer will make or break our season,” she said. “I make sure they understand that and are motivated to continue with our lifting and conditioning program so that when we report in August we can focus on getting on the court and not just trying to get them in shape.” Baily expressed high expectations for her team this fall. “I expect to be much more competitive in pre-season tournaments and conference play. We will have a lot of new faces on the team and with that comes new team dynamics,” she said. “My biggest expectation is that they grow together as a team while fostering the competitiveness within so that they will be able to translate that into competing extremely hard against other teams.” The new recruiting class also provides Baily with high hopes for the team. “We have some very talented ladies coming who are hungry for starting time,” she said. Baily mentioned that she hopes they take time to prepare over the summer and come into the fall dedicated and motivated to improve.

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CSC Cowboy, Cowgirl capture first place Spike Jordan Opinion Editor The Chadron State College Rodeo Team had two event champions last weekend at the Casper College Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Katie Loughran, sophomore of Broken Bow, won the barrel race in both rounds with a 15.87 second run in the long go-round, and 15.80 seconds in the short go-round , winning the average with 31.67 seconds. This is Loughran’s second win of the spring season. “I had a bad run back in Torrington," Loughran said Tuesday afternoon. “I was pushing myself to do better this time around.” Loughran is ranked fifth in the Central Rocky Mountain Region with 350 points, but said that she doesn’t think there is time left in the season for her to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo. Mitch McAdow, senior from Littleton, Colo., also won Tie Down Roping, tying his first calf in 11.0 seconds and his second calf in 10.6 seconds, tallying 21.6 seconds in the average. “I work a lot on flanking and tying, because that’s where you really win it," McAdow said Tuesday. “I try not to worry too much about how far down the arena the calf gets.” McAdow is currently ranked

second in the region with 625.0 points. Russell Hipke, junior of Stuart, finished third in steer wrestling. Hipke entered finals seventh out of the 10-man field after a shaky 6.6 second run in the long go-round, but wrestled his steer in 4.6 seconds during the final go, netting 11.2 seconds in the average. Hipke is tied for first in steer wrestling in the regional standings with 320 points. Two other CSC entries placed in the top six in the averages. Bareback rider Colten Blanchard, junior of Sulphur, La., finished fifth in the average with 141 points. Blackwell entered finals in tenth place after earning 67 points on his first ride, but tied for first with 74 points in the final go. Blanchard is ranked sixth in the region with 487.5 points. Junior Shelby Winchell of Scottsbluff placed sixth in the goat tying, with an 8.4 second run in the long go-round and a 7.7 second final run. Currently ranked fourth in the region, Winchell is short of third place by only 22.5 points. With one last rodeo this season, May 3-5 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo., it will be the last opportunity for the CSC cowboys and cowgirls to earn points and make it to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, June 9-15.

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Bareback rider Collin Chytka, sophomore of Broken Bow, talks with coach Dustin Luper before competing in the September 2012 Chadron State rodeo.

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Track and Field team shines at California Trelan Taylor Contributor As the snow storm rose in Chadron, CSC’s track and field team was on it’s way to sunshine and beaches. Despite the travel distance, Head Coach Ryan Baily had nothing but positive things to say about the bus ride to the meets. “Our athlete’s were excited about the weather and the different level of competition they would be facing,” Bailey said, “the bus ride was long, but other things kept the trip worthwhile.” CSC’s track and field teams were expected to compete Thursday, but got cancelled when a bomb threat forced evacuation of the California State Univeristy-Los Angeles campus. The news of the bomb threat spread throughout each team present five minutes prior to the women’s vault competition. “It was such an unfortunate situation because the athlete’s were ready to compete, but this threat didn’t set them back,” Baily said. Aria Hughes, sophomore of Hay Springs, was about to make her mark for long jump when she heard the news about the bomb. “I first heard these girls saying that there was a bomb threat I didn’t know what to think. My

first reaction was to get down to the field and tell coach what I had heard. I told Coach Ritzen about it and he was very calm and said he was told it was just a fire alarm but I think that was just a cover up to keep everyone calm,” Hughes said. Fortunately, there were still two meets after the CSU competition was cancelled. Chadron State first headed to the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific University on Friday. Three athletes broke school records for Chadron even with the heavy competition. Karl McFarlane, junior of Montego Bay, beat his own personal best and record in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.93 seconds. This time also captured second place overall, and qualified him for NCAA Division II National Championships. The other two records were set by sibling duo Kolton and Kaelie Jelden, seniors of Eaton, Colo., both in the pole vault. Kolton Jelden vaulted 15 feet, nine inches to break the record by three and a half inches. Kaelie Jelden also broke her own record in the pole vault with a height of 11 feet, 10 and a half inches. Her mark places her in second in the RMAC and provisionally qualifies her for the

National Championships. The Eagles then moved on to Long Beach, Calif., for the Long Beach State Invitational on Saturday. There were many athletes who athletes who recorded personal bests in their events. Rebecca Volf, sophomore of Wood River, set the record for the steeplechase run in 11 minutes and 42.97 seconds. Volf ’s time broke the previous record set in 2001 by nearly 20 seconds. For the men, the 4X4 relay ran the second best time in school history, just 35 hundredths of a second behind the record. The relay team, Brandon Segelke, junior of Sidney, Frederick Culp, junior of Mililani, Hawaii, Gavan Archilbald, sophomore of St.Ann, Jamaica, and Phil Rivera, senior of Apple Valley, Calif., worked together to capture the time of three minutes and 16.47 seconds. In field events, freshman of Eaton, Colo., Mel Herl threw a season best in the shot put with a throw of 43 feet, six inches. Chadron State’s track and field team travels closer to home for their next competition, the RMAC Outdoor Championships, held in Golden, Colo., at the Colorado School of Mines.

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Alyssa Norton, junior of Rushville, winds up to throw the shot put in the RMAC Indoor Championship in February.

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Nicoli Poitra, freshman of Chadron, rehearses a monologue Monday evening in the Black Box Theatre.

Directing students to present their final projects Theatre students of the beginning directing class will present their final projects this Saturday and Sunday in the Black Box Theatre. The beginning directing class is offered once every two years and gives students a chance to try their hand at directing. Throughout the semester, the class works on a variety of projects that teach them things from blocking to music choice. These projects culminate in the students’ final project: a tenminute play to be performed for an audience This year’s class had a total of 18 students, meaning there are 18 plays and 36 roles in total. Some of the students, in fact, are not only directing their own play, but are in one of their classmate’s plays as well. The students get the opportunity to pick their own ten-minute play, go through their own audition practice, make their own blocking, and pick their own lights and sound. Auditions took place on March 16, meaning that students have had little more than a month to put together the large project. The performances of the ten-minute plays will be from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are not required.


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Jazz concert brings a playful mood to the stressful end of the semester Hannah Clark Reporter When performers play on stage, the audience can tell. This seems self-explanatory. But I don't mean playing instruments or voices. I mean “play” like gambol, sport, and enjoy the energy and excitement of doing something one loves. On April 23 CSC's vocal jazz and jazz and ensembles preformed in Memorial hall. But they didn't just preform, they played. The vocal jazz ensemble, composed of ten vocalists, started with a season standard, “Murder By Numbers,” featuring a solo from eminent tenor, Zach Henderson, 20, sophomore of Douglas Wyo. The song, ironically lighthearted in the face of its dark subject matter, glided through some humorously sexual undertones, like “try a twosome or a threesome,” and began the evening on a literal high note. “Everybody Gets The Blues,” the ensemble's third piece, could be the finals week anthem. One line sings “you run around all night, and sleep all through the day.” Change the last verb to “work” and it turns into the students' mantra.

Following this, “Stoned Soul Picnic,” a piece with minimal instrumentation, brought the postfinals feeling to the auditorium. The song was warm and held a promise of summer in its notes, keeping the attending students' minds pointing toward the educational end-game: freedom. After vocal jazz, the jazz band preformed six soulful tunes, ranging from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Thad Jones. Both ensembles recently returned from the Greeley Jazz Festival, where they preformed and received honors for their work. Of the jazz band, Michael Stephens, director of jazz band, cited alto saxophonist Drew Kasch, 19, freshman of Highlands Ranch, who received the achievement of outstanding musicianship, as well as numerous vocal jazz members who also received citations. This was the school year’s last performance for both ensembles, and some members will not be returning next year. One of these students is Conrad Gachne, 27, senior of Gering, the bass player for both ensembles. During the show, Gachne requested the jazz band play “happy birthday” for his mother. The band acquiesced, and his mother blushed from the middle row. Gachne will not re-




turn next year. According to Stephens, Gachne is starting his professional year in the fall, since he is an education major. This time of the year brings with it change and pressure, driving students away from sunlight and towards their desks. Yet the two ensembles provided a light and life to the audience with every scat and strum, embouchure and energetic note, and didn't let the finals-weary pressure show. Around finals time, there's a two-week crunch which leaves students wondering why they chose their major, or college, or to even get out of bed this morning. But the jazz performers know why they chose music. Even with music-major juries staring them in the face, every solo was a jaunt into musical appreciation. These jazz ensembles are more than a presentation of a year's-worth of practice, they are a celebration of each musician’s love of their craft. During finals, students forget to play. The levity is gone from their days, and they slide into surviving, not thriving. So don't miss the opportunity to watch a musical performance in this last week – and let them play for you.

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Jazz ensembles do not lose opportunities despite weather and road conditions Spike Jordan Opinion Editor The CSC Vocal Jazz Ensemble and CSC Jazz Band performed their respective sets from last week’s 43rd University of Northern Colorado Jazz Festival in Greely, Colo. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble is conducted by Joel Schreuder, and contains 10 singers and a four piece instrumental combo. They sang at the UNC Jazz Fest on Thursday last week, but narrowly made it to the stage. Poor road conditions and a semi-truck accident Thursday morning slowed southbound traffic to a stop on Interstate 25, just outside Cheyenne, Wyo. The delay in travel put the ensemble woefully behind schedule. “It was like a parking lot, nothing was moving.” Sandy Schaefer, the combo’s drummer said Tuesday afternoon. After several phone calls the group finally contacted a

festival adjudicator who rescheduled their set for later in the afternoon, affording them the opportunity to still perform and get important feedback from the festival judges. The ensemble also attended a concert Thursday night headlined by Grammy award-winning Christian Vocal Jazz group “Take Six.” The concert opened with the UNC vocal Jazz group, followed by contemporary vocal jazz quartet, “Vertical Voices.” The poor weather delayed two Take Six members’ flights, but Vertical Voices stepped up and filled in, entertaining the audience for more than an hour before Take Six took the stage. The weather cleared up by the weekend, and the 21-piece CSC Jazz Band conducted by Michael Stephens left for Greely Saturday morning and played the festival that afternoon. “It’s always a great for us to attend the UNC Jazz Fest,” Stephens said Tuesday, “We get valuable comments from


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Infinite possibilities decorate art gallery ing sense to the show. It speaks of the possible: what can be achieved by those hands, what could fill the mugs, and where the converging lines lead. All the pieces, whether it’s Green’s brightly-colored digiGallery 239, tucked away n the second floor or Memorial tal photographs or Hoff ’s tribal-dream intaglio print, imply Hall, has seen a lot of art. Through its doors pass profession- a wealth of possibilities. The possibility of love, of discovery, al works and student pieces, strange modof death. One of Clause’s pieces, a ern expressions and traditional oils. Now, ceramic man, haggard and pieced wrapping up its year of shows, Gallery 239 together like Frankenstein’s monholds an eclectic collection of advanced art ster, implies the universal possibilstudent’s works. Seven artists; Rod Clause, ity of decay. McCafferty’s three glass Megan Gibbons, Brittney DeBord, Chris bowls, showing off the artist’s eye Green, Timm Hoff, Shelley McCafferty, for clean, modern lines, espouse the and Macee Kellner, are displaying their possibility of youth and wealth withworks from now until the end of the year. in their neatly-made brims. Kellner The pieces are varied in composition, provided the most literal example of but carry a common theme. A batik-dyed this theme, choosing to exhibit her fabric, by Clause, guides the eye up its colPhotos by Ashley Swanson re-purposed flute-key jewelry and orful converging lines, into a distant point. “Untitled,” by Shelley McCafferty, sits in the recycled lace choker. Kellner’s other Six ceramic mugs, by DeBord, stand empty upstairs gallery of Memorial Hall. pieces, two poster designs, encapon a pedestal, waiting to be filled. Three sulate the show. They read, “infinite charcoal hands, by Gibbons, hang on the wall, each detailing possibilities,” with a recycling symbol above. Kellner’s design an aspect of anatomy: Skin, muscle, and bone. All of these twists the symbol into a lemniscate, the mathematical symseemingly unrelated pieces culminate to provide a over-rid- bol for infinity.

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The Gallery 239 show represents a wide array of possibilities, an infinite one, in fact. The artists revived old materials for their pieces, like Clause’s welded instrument helmet, “Weldabone.” They created pieces that imply something yet to come, like the coy smile of the Green’s photographic model. They created new mediums, like the hand-made paper in Clause’s “Book of Secrets.” They, together, exhibit the potential of a creative group of senior artists, and how the talent of CSC’s art department has infinite “Bruno’s Brother Ted,” by Rod Clause features a ceramics version of a man’s face. possibilities.

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