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PUBLIC ACCESS TO NPAC IS CHANGING The NPAC is changing the community members’ membership policies to the NPAC. Community members will now have restricted hours to use the NPAC. Please see page 3


S’BALL TEAM IMPROVES TO 3-8 The Eagles won the first two games at the West Texas Invitation in Canyon, Texas, Friday and Saturday. The team was shut out in the final three games of the tournament. Please see page 12


NEWS.........................2 OPINION....................4 TAKE TEN...................7 CENTERSPREAD......8 SPORTS...................10 LIFESTYLES............14

RapidFIRE “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Goes Blind” opens today in M. Hall please see p. 8

Photo by Jordyn Hulinsky

Jennaya Hill, freshman of Gordon, sets a rose on fire Monday during play “#16: Ten Years…and six months” as part of a dress rehearsal of “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” in the Black Box Theatre.



Mel Herl, senior of Eaton, Colorado, won the weight throw, and Stachia Reuwsaat, senior of Black Hawk, South Dakota, won the long jump at the University of Washington Husky Classic, Seattle, Friday and Saturday. Please see page 11

Self-proclaimed foodie Shae Brennan reviews Escaramuza as Chadron’s “lone Mexican restaurant,” and offers the eatery four out of five stars. Please see page 15

2 NEWS | The Eagle | FEB. 16, 2017

Senate approves allocation for Spring Daze advertising Melanie Nelson News Editor Senate approved the Spring Daze advertising budget at the meeting 5 p.m. Monday in the Student Center. The Spring Daze Committee asked for a $366.25 budget for posters, table tents, and cutouts, to advertise the upcoming event. Promotional materials will be distributed throughout campus and the community. Vice President of Finance Lukas Klueber reported that Senate had $45,798.32 in unallocated funds before the Spring Daze allocation. Senate President Katrina Hurley announced that today is the last open forum to discuss the feminine hygiene initiative before they vote to allocate $1,500 for the project next year. Other topics to be discussed at the forum are Spring Daze, new Student Center chairs, the Chadron Aquatic Center, replacing the Guidebook app, the general assembly, and recycling bins. Hurley also said senators must attend the

CAB meetings the next two weeks. This Tuesday, Senate will be facilitating table discussions about the Higher Learning Committee survey questions. Tuesday, Feb. 28, will be the general assembly. Hurley announced the food bank is now open in the Senate office for spring break. All of the food was donated to provide students with meals while the Dining Services are closed over the break. A representative from the Chadron Aquatics Center will be at the Senate meeting Monday to ask for another allocation. After the meeting, senators will take a private tour of the facility. The pool is set to open March 1. Chief Justice Samantha Merrill said petitions for senate positions are due to her by noon March 13. She said anyone interested in running for a position must fill out the form on the Senate page and get signatures from constituents within his or her school or residence hall. To run for senate president, candidates must have served as a senator for at least one term. The Education Technology Committee

representative Johnathon Sayaloune, reported that IT is working on a media-hosting solution project to integrate videos onto Sakai while complying with copyright laws. They are also working on an online test proctoring to monitor whether the correct student is taking the online tests for themself, to comply with HLC standards. Campus Improvement Committee representative Carly Slaght said KI Furniture would charge $7,082.40 for 12 chairs with a 275-pound weight limit each, or they could get Wal-Mart chairs that would cost $515 for 12 chairs with a 440-pound weight limit each for the Student Center. Hurley said Jon Hansen, vice president of enrollment, management, marketing, and student services, gave permission to the Spring Daze Committee to bring in a petting zoo for the event. There will be baby kangaroos, alpacas, and camel rides, among other animals. Hurley said the committee is looking for clubs to volunteer for shifts stationed at the zoo. If there is bad weather, the zoo will be canceled. Student Activity Director Cassie Mitchell

reminded students that any group that hosts an event must have their adviser at the event. Mitchell also proposed replacing the current CSC Guidebook app with a MobileUp app. Peru State College and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, are currently using MobileUp. Mitchell said that MobileUp seemed to be “a little more user friendly.” It also offers more features, such as a digital student I.D. or incident reporting. Guidebook is currently costing CSC $6,000. MobileUp would cost between $2,000-$5,500, depending on how many features CSC would want included in their app. A Zeta Alpha Kappa representative announced that the sorority is hosting a showing of “The Hunting Ground” at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Lakota Room to raise awareness on sexual assault. Title IX Coordinator Anne DeMersseman will be at the event for students to identify who they may contact if they experience a sex-related assault. Sen. Cody Cooper announced that it is pledge week and anyone interested in joining Omega Phi Rho may contact him.

Senate covers variety of projects at open forum Preston Goehring Sports Editor Student Senate President Katrina Hurley headed the weekly open forum Thursday in the Student Center. Hurley, along with a handful of senators discussed the Spring Daze budget, the feminine hygiene initiative, the recycling project, and a potential allocation for the Chadron Aquatics Center. The Spring Daze Committee has

decreased the apparel budget by $300. Outlaw Printers in Chadron, lowered its bid, so the committee has decided to go through Outlaw for shirts, tanks, and bandanas. Hats for Spring Daze will be purchased from 4imprint, which Spring Daze used last year for apparel. The budget was proposed to Senate Monday. See related story above. There is a petition to bring a petting zoo back to Spring Daze. Hurley said that one of the problems is that the committee thought it might be “too busy” with the carnival. There

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was negative feedback from some students, but according to Hurley, more than 10 percent of the student population has signed the petition. Hurley also said the company that brings the petting zoo will provide its own staff. For the feminine hygiene initiative, Hurley said that a one-year supply of feminine products would cost around $1,572. If it is successful and the students want to continue it, Senate will look at a five-year plan. This week’s open forum will be the last time the initiative is dis-

cussed before Senate votes. The recycling bins have been placed in every building, except for Eagle Ridge. The senators will be in charge of emptying the bins. Right now, access to Eagle Ridge is restricted to residents and resident advisers, therefore, senators would not be able to empty the bins. Hurley said that if Eagle Ridge comes to Senate to be a part of the recycling project, Senate could look at including RLA to help empty the bins. The Chadron Aquatics Center asked for another $10,000 allocation

to help with the final push to complete the project. Hurley said that she could ask for a specific budget to show what the additional allocation would be for. Senate allocated $10,000 last semester as well, and $20,000 two years ago. Access to the center will be free to students. One attendee of the forum asked if a college swim team would be created. Hurley said that it would be a good idea, but that is for the college to decide. The Aquatics Center is projected to open on March 1.

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-Planting Party, 4 p.m., The Hub -Table Tennis Club, 6 p.m., Ridgeview Church



-Human Foosball, 6 p.m., NPAC -Showing of “The Hunting Ground,” 7 p.m., Lakota Rm.





-Senate meeting, 5 p.m., Scottsbluff Rm. -Taxes with Kale, 7 p.m., The Hub



-International Lunch HourSara Flores, Honduras, noon, Student Center -CAB meeting, 6 p.m., Scottsbluff Rm. -Love is Love, 7 p.m., The Hub



-Newman gathering, 5 p.m., 907 Main St.

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NSCS Board restricts public access to the NPAC Melanie Nelson News Editor CSC no longer charges the public to use the Nelson Physical Activity Center. Based on a decision from the Nebraska State College System office, community members cannot purchase a membership, but they may still use the NPAC at restricted hours, according to Student Activity Director Cassie Mitchell. They will have to pay a $20 nominal fee for an ID card. The changes took effect the beginning of February. The hours available to the public are: 6-8 a.m., noon-1 p.m., and 5-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; Friday will have those same hours except only 5-7 p.m.; 9-11 a.m. Saturday; and 5-7 p.m. Sunday. Those who purchased an annual membership last year, or a monthly membership in December will receive a prorated refund. Those who purchased a membership starting

Jan. 1, will get a full refund. Mitchell said the NSCS Board gave CSC the option to restrict hours or deny access to the public completely. “The NSCS recently went through an IRS audit,” NSCS Chancellor Stan Carpenter said. “Because of that audit, none of the colleges will charge the public a fee for use of gym facilities.” Carpenter said it is now up to each college’s president to determine the public’s access. “I’m taking a pretty relaxed approach with it to start,” Mitchell said. She told NPAC staff to allow members who show up and are unaware of the change to still use the facility the first time. Wayne State College Rec Center Director Assistant Chad Pitkin said WSC is also facing changes. They have stopped selling daily passes and new memberships. “We’re still looking at what to do with our current members,” Pitkin said. The access for students, faculty, and staff has not changed.


28th Education Conference opens Friday CSC is hosting the 28th annual Excellence in Early Childhood Education conference Friday and Saturday. The event is co-sponsored by the CSC Family and Consumer Science program. The keynote speaker Saturday is author Daniel J. Hodgins, recipient of The National Community College Educator Award, Friend to Head Start, and the Catalyst for Change Award. His morning session, beginning at 8:30 a.m., will focus on boys’ learning habits and

A CSC senior has organized a rally to combat fake news at the Chadron Courthouse gazebo area from noon-2 p.m. Friday. Nathan Cochran, 25, of Chadron, said he got the idea for the event from strikes across the nation. Cochran and a group of his friends set up the rally in place of a strike, as they thought it would appeal more to the Chadron community.

There will be a few speeches and musical performances at the gathering. Anyone wanting to contribute is welcome to do so. Cochran said the purpose is to get together and speak out against what he called “alternative facts and lies coming from the White House.” “We just don’t want to be seeing that kind of thing coming out from the highest level,” Cochran said.

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Trump: ‘America stands behind Japan’

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While President Donald Trump was at Mar-aLago, Palm Beach, Florida, on a Saturday evening he faced his first nuclear crisis coming from North Korea: North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan early Sunday morning. America and North Korea have had a rocky relationship with each other for years, things did not become easier when President Trump was elected into office. When President Trump was still in his pre-elect days, he requested information on North Korea’s nuclear program from the American Intelligence Office. President Trump learned that national security believes North Korea is one of the immediate threats to President Trump as he begins his White House tenure. Trump was joined at the Saturday evening dinner by Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, when word of the missile first broke. Abe had a lot to worry about considering the fact that Japan is well within the range of North Korea’s missiles. President Trump and Prime Minister Abe’s calm Saturday evening soon turned into an event that could’ve led into possible nuclear warfare if handled wrong. What ensued was former Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon came to the table with President Trump and Prime Minis-


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ter Abe, where they reviewed documents and went over a strategy before placing phone calls to Washington and Tokyo. Soon after, President Trump and Prime Minister Abe moved to the ballroom in the Mar-a-Lago for an impromptu press conference. While President Trump didn’t outwardly mention the missile launch, he did offer a statement showing support for Japan. “I just want everyone to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent,” President Trump said, according to CNN. However, President Trump didn’t choose to read a prepared speech that talked about the missile launch, and chose not to answer questions, but instead went to speak at a wedding reception inside the Mar-a-Lago. President Trump’s reasoning for not talking about the missile launch was because his and Prime Minister Abe’s press conference was a joint statement. While President Trump still has things to learn about running the nation, he handled his first crisis well. He remained calm in a serious situation that could have turned volatile at any moment. He assured not only us but showed solidarity with Japan. However you may feel about President Trump, we must take this time to recognize a job well-done and hope that this carries over into the future.


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“It would be good but would be hard to cover cost. You could have to tax someone.”

“I would love it but I don’t think it is practical.”

“I think it is a good idea in theory but it is not practical.”

“It’s lovely.”

“I think it would be a good idea but it is not reasonable.”

23, senior of Douglas, Wyoming

19, sophomore of Mitchell

20, sophomore of Pierre, South Dakota

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Jordyn Hulinsky

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The not-enough-time struggle

Managing Editor Man, the struggle is real… There is this cliché that goes: There are only 24 hours in a day. We all know that, and there is no way for any of us to change it, but we still complain about it all the time. Why? Because even though we have lived our entire lives with only 24 hours in each day, it is still a struggle for all of us to deal with. Furthermore, there are only seven days in a week, and even that is a struggle. There just never seems to be enough time to do all the things we want or need to do. My hometown is five hours from Chadron and my brother is a senior in high school this year. My brother is my favorite person on this earth and my favorite activity is to watch my brother compete in all athletic events. Friday and Saturday, I went home to watch him compete in his senior wrestling districts where he earned champion at 138-pounds. His next step is the state tourna-

ment in Omaha beginning today. I will only be in Chadron for three days before I turn around and head back east. And, there most definitely will not be enough time to do everything I need to do this week. On top of the homework, the work, and the newspaper things I need to do this week, I received a penance from my priest to take an hour out of the week to just relax. I have never received that penance before and I was not prepared for it, and I am stressing on how I am going to accomplish everything. It is a struggle because there just simply are not enough hours in the day or days in the week. But, it is still worth it to go see my brother. It is still worth it to take that hour for myself. Because there are only 24 hours in a day and there have always only been 24 hours in a day and there will never be more than 24 hours in a day. Although we are told we can make a difference in the world from a young age, I do not foresee anyone finding a way to add more hours to a day in my lifetime, at least not in the next week. There is a struggle to get everything done that you need to get done, everyday, every week, and even every year.

But if we can just be productive with our time as opposed to procrastinating on everything, 24 hours will be just enough. Furthermore, there is a struggle to stress and focus too much on school, work, and such, but it is good to remember that life does not stop while we are in school and sometimes we have to make sacrifices in order to experience life, in order to see our siblings excel at their sports, in order to have some fun, and in order to just relax for ourselves. The struggle is real, but so is chocolate, and my brother will finally be able to eat some with me after Saturday, so life must still be sweet.

Social media: a new way to bully Jay Feltson Opinion Editor Social media started as a way for friends, family, and loved ones to communicate with each other without having to pick up a phone. Billions of people have social accounts ranging in all ages from children to elderly people. What it’s slowly turned into is a place where people flaunt their lives, bully each other, or perform other careless and rude acts. Social media platforms can quickly be misused without even knowing, it’s a delicate situation because you can’t stop people from voicing their opinions without crushing their First Amendment rights.

Nearly 43 percent of all kids admitted to being cyber bullied according to What makes cyber bullying worse than traditional bullying is that it doesn’t end. In simpler times kids would evade bullying once they got home, now children aren’t even safe in the comfort of their own homes. Cyber bullying is a dangerous epidemic that America hasn’t learned how to deal with yet. The problem is increasing and shows no signs of stopping, so what can be said or done to try and prevent these things from happening? Many people, including myself, feel that there should be some type of regulatory rules on social media that prevent cyber bullying from happening. Social me-

dia has rules but not many people actually take the time to read what they are and what the consequences could possibly be, which is why more action has to be taken. A lot of things seen on social media are either partly true or completely untrue. The issue is it forces a sense of inadequacy on a lot of its viewers, especially

the younger audience. No one is going to admit what they post is inaccurate because it ruins the person or social media presence that they may currently have. To put it simply, you can become whoever you want on the internet and there’s pretty much nothing anyone can do to stop it. More people are becoming negatively influenced by things they see on social media each day that aren’t true. I feel that social media is good when it’s used the correct way. You can network, build your brand, as well as talk to family and loved ones. If used properly social media is a place of bliss where everyone gets along and can reconnect, but when used incorrectly it becomes something that you can’t escape.


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Don’t let the memes get you down Angie Webb Marketing Director Internet trends are always changing. The best memes too evolve and are shared across both social media and real-life platforms. A meme, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.” This could be anything from “salt bae” to Spongebob on the internet. One of the most worrying trends I’ve noticed over the past few months observing social media are image macros that self-deprecate. I see my friends sharing pictures of trash cans with the caption “this is me” and similar. On Reddit, there’s a plethora of memes that express suicidal

thoughts that get tons of attention and agreement. There was a point in my life where I would laugh along with these memes frequently. I thought that they were funny. What was the harm in laughing over something I didn’t actually think about myself? I could call myself trash and not feel that way truly. But then I noticed, the more I surrounded myself with negativity such as the words in these memes and jokes, the more I would notice the negative things about the world, myself, and others. I was quick to point out mistakes made everywhere, or focus on terrible happenings everywhere around me, be it the news or my own school work. The more I normalized the negative jokes, the more I normalized negativity in my own life. The self-deprecating humor began to materialize in facets of my mental state that affect everything I do and say. To escape the stress of life, I would go home and con-

sume negative jokes and memes that, in the long run, weren’t doing anything to make me happy. It wasn’t until I started making more of an effort to consume more positive media did I notice that I began to be more positive myself. It’s still ok to laugh at more negative jokes, but take a step back and look at your own thoughts. If you’re like me and are becoming more and more negative and maybe relating a little too much to self-deprecating humor, it might be time to evaluate your own mental health and take the steps to be as happy as possible.

Syerra’s Reminder: Valentine’s is Square about love, not pressure Syerra Wycoff Bagshaw Columnist We’re all too familiar with the annoyance of Valentine’s Day. The stores put the decorations up too early, there’s all this pressure to have a valentine and to surprise them with something special; not to mention being single on this day “sucks”… but personally, I love Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day (while the origins of the holiday are not universally agreed upon) is an entire day about love! Who doesn’t love love? And I know, being single on this holiday feels as though there’s a spotlight on your marital status, but I think being single on Valentine’s Day (and trust me, I’ve been single for a lot of them) is almost more fun than being in a relationship. When you’re in a relationship on Valentine’s Day there seems to be this expectation for you to spend the day’s entirety with your partner; but being single allows you the freedom to buy cards for your closest friends, express your affection and appreciation for them, and spend valuable time with them. Not to mention, it’s an excuse to get drunk on a Tuesday. I understand hating the commercialization of the holiday.

It’s frustrating feeling obligated to buy flowers, chocolates, or cards; and there’s the view that if you want to do something special for someone it shouldn’t be isolated to a single day, and I agree with that sentiment; however, it’s hard to set aside that much time for special people in your life. Most of us go to work, school, extra-curriculars…it makes for a real struggle to make grandiose statements. This year, I spent my Valentine’s Day with some of the most valuable people in my life, exchanging chocolate, drinks, and cards. Sure, we could do that any day I suppose, but that would retract from the event’s unique nature. It’s a day to be surrounded by those you love, and that love you… what’s so horrible about that?




Cheers to AmericanGirl for releasing its first boy doll, Logan Everetto.

Jeers to North Korea for launching a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.

Cheers to the ozone layer for showing signs of repairing itself. Compiled by Jay Feltson Submitted by The Eagle staff members

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cast keeps audience entertained, alert Afton Burns Reporter “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind:” 30 plays within a play. If that doesn’t sound tricky enough for you, throw in the fact that it’s timed. This play of 30 plays is performed within a 60-minute time frame, making each an average two minutes long. This play features the neo-futurists, which simply means the cast members act as themselves. They are dressed in their ordinary, every day clothes and are addressed by their own names as the program suggests. It’s a unique and refreshing concept compared to an ordinary play one would see, where actors actually perform as someone else’s identity. There are rules to follow to make this production run smoothly in the short amount of time that is allowed. First, there is a clock ticking away at all times, placed in a position for all members of the audience to see. “We will drop everything when the time runs out, even if we are in the middle of a sentence,” Wacey Gallegos, senior of Ainsworth, said at the beginning of the play. Second rule: The audience is in charge of the play sequence. When a cast member says the word “curtain” the audience yells out a play number from the program that they want to see performed next. The cast member will say the number and the title of the play. The lights will dim as they quickly prepare the scene. And lastly, the announcer will repeat the play title and ask if the cast members are ready. If all is well, the action begins. The audience members are on the edge of their seats throughout the entire performance because the cast members are constantly interacting with their viewers. Gallegos also makes it a last-minute effort before the show begins to warn the audience that there is, “no fourth wall in this show.” Each audience member is given a nametag with a random name. You are that person for the night. I had the privilege of being LiLo as I sat back and enjoyed the action unwind. Viewers had to be on top of their game just as much as the actors. It was our responsibility to keep the momentum going and not waste time selecting the next play to be performed. It was also our job to participate if we were asked to participate.

One girl was made a target for a crazy lady with a steak knife (no harm done, just acting), and anxiously awaited her moment of stardom. While others were offered a dollar bill if they performed an act such as, “bark like a dog,” or “show the audience your belly button.” The selection of plays performed consisted of a variety of different themes: horror, comedy, political, and even elements of déjà vu. There were moments of pure silence, like in play “#35: Building,” where the audience can literally hear the clock ticking. At other moments the room is filled with loud noise, like in play “#14: How to War,” the sound of explosions bounce off the walls. If this isn’t dramatic enough for you, consider the fact that they incorporate a little exercise as well when they perform play “#30: 30 Second Tag,” where the cast members literally run around playing tag. There are, however, a few tricks up their sleeves because a few of these plays aren’t really much of anything, for example, play “#28: Tool.” One may think this is a play performed with a hammer, screwdriver, or even a wrench, but it’s not. It’s really a figurative “tool” that has no performance at all, it simply is there as a quick pass-by play to make up for any lost time. Quite humorous in the scheme of things. It is clear that a cast will have to practice for several hours to master a play this intense. They must know each play perfectly to perform them in any given order. It was said that they had rehearsal for three hours every night for a month. Ultimately their practice paid off considering all that they accomplished. However, they didn’t quite make the 60-minute mark, and tacked on two more minutes for the audience’s benefit to see the ending of the last play, “#36: It’s a Breeze.” I think if their transitions were a little smoother, they would have had that last 30 seconds they needed. Granted it’s also tough when you depend on an audience that is not exactly prepared for what is to come next. The actors and actresses did such a great job under pressure and weren’t shy to pull people from the audience or even sit with the audience members mid-play. Overall, I would say they did a great job and kept me entertained the entire hour. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Hall’s Black Box Theatre.


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Smith, freshman of Hampton, an axe at the audience Monday hts of Fancy” as part of a dress ight Makes The BabyGo Blind,” in the Black Box Theatre. Photo by Jordyn Hulinsky

The goal is to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. But at the end of 60 minutes, the entire show is over, whether all 30 plays were performed or not. Some of the plays are funny, some are serious, some of them are meant to be horror, but this can’t be denied: They are all rather unique. The actors, called neo-futurists, engage the audience constantly throughout the show. The term neo-futurists simply means that the actors are playing themselves, with no hiding from the audience as another character, Courtney Smith, freshman of Hampton, explains. At the beginning, the cast explains all of the rules regarding the show: whenever any cast member yells “curtain,” the audience shouts out the number of the play they want to see. There is lots of interaction throughout the entire show, both with the actors themselves and the audience. When the audience chooses the play, an actor pulls the sheet of paper that represents it off the clothesline, reads the title, and then tosses the paper ball toward the audience. Each play is briefly introduced before it goes into action, and since there is so much moving of props and actors, assistant stage manager Taylor Thies, freshman of Rapid City, South Dakota, makes sure the actors and stage manager Jessica Steffen-Schepers, senior of Chadron, are ready before the beginning of each skit. And then the audience is thrown into the next play, unknowing whether it is going to be a romantic comedy or some sort of zombie spin-off. There are moments of conspiracy, like in “#23: This Play Does Not Exist,” where all but one actor insist vehemently that the 23rd play does not exist, only for a twist at the end. There are sweet little moments of a sort of teenage romance, like in “#16: Ten Years…and six months.” Some of the plays last only a few seconds but others go on for between two and five minutes; each tell a story of their own. Play “#16: Ten Years…and six months” is one of these plays. It tells a story in black and white, no-words-but-with-background-music

sort of way, with a cute little exchange of flowers and kisses on the cheek of a shy, blossoming love. There are also moments of danger, though they are covered with comedy. The occasional throwing of sharp objects may occur during a play or two with a cartoonish feel to it. Smith, for instance, throws knives and decides she wants to throw them at a person. She slowly progresses up in the danger of objects until she comes across a hatchet, blindfolds herself, and is spun around by Wacey Gallegos, senior of Ainsworth, so she is aiming her hatchet toward the audience. Don’t worry though, no one gets hurt. On more than one occasion, things are lit on fire. During “#23: This Play Does Not Exist” they burn the paper for that play. Then during “#16: Ten Years…and six months,” Jennaya Hill, freshman of Gordon, burns one of the roses handed to her from Samuel Martin, junior of Hot Springs, South Dakota, much to his disappointment. There are moments of complete chaos, such as during “#30: 30 Second Tag” where the actors simply run around playing tag, but they also tag members of the audience and bring them into the play. Not only are there interesting actions, the lighting is put to good use as well. At times the lighting is normal for a play, others the lighting is a bit dim, and then sometimes the only light in the entire Black Box Theatre is from little flashlights. In several of the skits the lighting is only a flashlight, which is used in a campfire storytelling sort of way, with the glow directed solely at the actor or actress’s face while he or she tells his or her part of the story. Those stories tend to be more serious. But during others, such as “#6: Manifest Destiny,” it plays out somewhat like a game show—though in this game show, the audience randomly gets handed $1 bills. And yes, they do get to keep them. Don’t be fooled though, to get this dollar, you may have to perform some sort of act (nothing too grotesque though). The play is in the Black Box Theatre because of its tendencies toward sexual innuendos, but otherwise it is acceptable for mature audiences. “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” will open tonight in the Black Box Theatre and run until Sunday. Show times are 7:30 p.m.

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T’Wolves dominate Eags 29-9; first RMAC loss Jordyn Hulinsky Managing Editor


Conference Standings As of Feb. 15

Men's Basketball TEAM:

1. Fort Lewis 2. Colorado Mines 3. CSU-Pueblo 4. Westminster 5. Regis 6. MSU Denver 7. UCCS 8. Colorado Christian 9. Adams State 10. South Dakota Mines 11. New Mexico Highlands 12. Colorado Mesa 13. Black Hills State 14. Western State 15. Chadron State


RMAC 17-2 15-3 15-4 14-5 12-7 11-8 10-9 9-9 9-10 7-12 7-12 6-13 4-15 4-15 2-18


1. San Francisco State 2. Chadron State 3. CSU-Pueblo 4. Western State 5. Cal Baptist 6. Colorado Mesa 7. New Mexico Highlands 8. Colorado Mines 9. Adams State

RMAC 1-0 6-1 5-1 4-2 4-2 4-3 3-4 1-6 0-7

Overall 22-3 20-4 17-7 14-7 18-7 15-10 11-13 12-12 12-13 11-14 9-15 7-18 7-18 5-18 2-22

Overall 4-9 7-2 10-5 8-6 9-8 11-4 3-8 4-8 1-10

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Women’s Basketball TEAM:

1. CSU-Pueblo 2. UCCS 3. Colorado Mesa 4. Fort Lewis 5. Regis 6. MSU Denver 7. Colorado Mines 8. Black Hills State 9. Colorado Christian 10. Westminster 11. South Dakota Mines 12. Chadron State 13. Western State 14. Adams State 15. New Mexico Highlands

RMAC 18-1 15-4 14-5 13-6 13-6 12-7 11-7 9-10 8-10 8-11 8-11 6-14 5-14 1-18 1-18


CSC’s Sean Glasgow, redshirt freshman of Newark, New Jersey, picks up Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Clay Archer, redshirt sophomore of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Saturday during the 149-pound match in the NPAC.

24-1 18-7 17-6 18-6 18-6 15-9 15-12 9-14 10-13 10-13 10-14 6-17 6-17 2-20 2-21



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The Eagles lost their first conference dual of the season Saturday against Colorado State University-Pueblo. The Eagles only scored nine points in the 20-point loss. Despite the loss, CSC will earn the best dual record in the RMAC of 6-1. Six Eagles also competed in the Rocky Mountain Open in Golden, Colorado, Sunday, and CSC came out with one champion and one third-place finisher. Saturday’s dual started at the 184-pound weight class and the ThunderWolves earned an 8-0 lead before sophomore Cooper Cogdill, of Chadron, heavyweight, defeated Augie DeSantis, redshirt junior of Escondido, California, 8-3. Brandon Kile, sophomore of Hastings, 125-pounds, continued the momentum defeating Josiah Seaton, sophomore of Bonner Springs, Kansas, 5-4. The Eagles dropped the next five—three decisions and two pins—to go down 29-6. An upset from PT Garcia, redshirt sophomore of Denver, 133-pounds, over Taylor Summers, senior of Plymouth, was included in the five-win streak. Summers lost 6-0. Chance Helmick, junior of Beatrice, 174-pounds, turned things around in the final match of the dual with a 7-2 decision over No. 10 in the nation Kyle Bateman, senior of Sandy, Oregon. Helmick recorded his 20th straight win with his win Saturday. Chance Karst, freshman of Powell, Wyoming, 141-pounds; Caleb Haskell, freshman of Madison, 149-pounds; Cameron Hagans, freshman of Plantation, Florida, 174-pounds; Tristan Ezell, junior of Buckeye, Arizona, 197-pounds; Alex Mai, freshman of Fort Morgan, Colorado, heavyweight; and Andrew Wilson, freshman of Albuquerque, New Mexico, heavyweight, competed in the open tournament in Colorado. Karst went 4-0 on the day to finish at the top of the podium. Karst earned three mat pats against Colorado Mesa University’s Randy Ridela, redshirt junior of Waipahu, Hawaii, in 1 minute, 10 seconds; Garrett O’Shea, Air Force Academy senior of Farmingville, New York, in 2:13; and Lyle Plummer, Air Force Academy junior of Dayton, Ohio, in 2:06. In the finals match, Karst defeated Colorado Mesa University’s Kyle Kintz, redshirt freshman of Gladstone, Oregon, 7-1. Mai went 3-1 on the day to finish in third. He lost to Fort Hays State’s Dakota Gulley, redshirt junior of Golden, Colorado, 6-2, before winning back the next three. Mai also defeated Shane Coombs, sophomore of Strasburg, Colorado, 4-3, in the final match to earn third. Wilson was able to defeat Coombs, 4-1, to win one match in the tournament. CSC’s Mai knocked Wilson out of contention. Haskell, Hagans and Ezell lost out in the first two matches.


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Reuwsaat won the long jump at the Husky Classic at the University of Washington, Seattle, with a jump of 19 feet, 3 1/2 inches. She is ranked third in D-II. She is also ranked sixth in the 60-meter dash.

Karst won the Rocky Mountain Open in Golden, Colorado, Sunday. He won four matches, three by pin, all in the first period. In the finals, Karst won 7-1.


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Women drop 3 in Colorado Jay Feltson Opinion Editor With the playoffs out of reach, and the season coming to a close, the women’s basketball team traveled to Colorado to play Metropolitan State University of Denver, Friday; the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Saturday; and Regis University, Denver, Tuesday. The Eagles’ luck remained the same, going winless throughout the three games. In the first quarter, against the Roadrunners of Metro State, the Eagles struggled to get any offensive production only scoring four points while allowing the Roadrunners to put up 15 points. In the second quarter the Eagles managed to outscore the Roadrunners by a single point to try and close the gap. The Eagles scored 11 points, while allowing

only 10 points out of a high-powered Roadrunner offense. Going into halftime, the score of the game was 25-15 in favor of the Roadrunners. The Eagles came out hard in the second half scoring 28 points, tying the game at the end of the third quarter at 43. The fourth quarter saw a lot of backand-forth action from both teams with some good scoring performances. The Eagles scored 23 points while the Roadrunners scored 31. The Roadrunners found a way to hold the Eagles off late in the fourth quarter and win the game, 74-66. Kylah Collins, redshirt freshman of Waukegan, Illinois, led the Eagles with 16 points, and Leticia Rodriguez, a junior of Chaparral, New Mexico, chipped in 13. Please see WOMEN, page 13

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Herl, Reuwsaat go the distance Justine Stone Lifestyles Editor Seniors Mel Herl, of Eaton, Colorado, and Stachia Reuwsaat, of Black Hawk, South Dakota, won the weight throw and long jump, respectively, Friday and Saturday at the University of Washington Husky Classic, Seattle. Herl, Reuwsaat, and Tessa Gorsuch, senior of Rapid City, South Dakota, competed against several D-I schools as well as professional athletes. Herl threw 70 feet, 9 3/4 inches earning the top spot among the elite field. The win marks Herl’s seventh consecutive victory and the fifth time she has thrown more than 70 feet this season. Herl’s season-best mark of 71-10 leads D-II, according to the USTFCCCA website. Herl also placed sixth in the shot put, throwing 48-9 1/2. “This weekend was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the build in technique my coach and I have been working on in both events,” Herl said. “I’m hoping the consistency leads to some bigger marks as we get closer to nationals.” Reuwsaat claimed the first spot in the long jump with a leap of 19-3 1/2. Reuwsaat is ranked third in D-II with her season-best mark of 19-11 that she jumped at Mines Alumni Classic & Multi meet in December 2016. She is also sixth in the 60-meter dash. Gorsuch tied for fifth place with Simon

Fraser University’s Diana Voloshin, freshman of Vancouver, British Columbia, running 8.74 in the finals in the 60m hurdles. Gorsuch’s season-best time is 8.53. Gorsuch is ranked fourth in D-II in the event. The rest of the track and field team competed at the South Dakota State University Indoor Classic, Brookings. The SDSU Classic is a huge meet, with some events having more than 100 entries. Alisha Heelan, junior of Oshkosh, placed 12th of 104 athletes in the 400m. Heelan’s time of 57.96 is the fourth best mark for a Chadron State woman. Ashlyn Hanson, junior of Seward, earned fifth of 77 entries in the women’s weight throw, with a toss of 57-4 1/2. Hanson’s mark is also the fourth best mark for Chadron State women. Blake Jacobs, junior of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, placed third of 63 men in the shot put, throwing 53-2 3/4. Jesse Bleidt, junior of Lewellan, earned sixth place of 61 entries in the men’s weight throw. Bleidt threw a personal-best mark of 59-5 3/4. The Chadron State track and field team will travel to the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, to compete in the Joe Davies Classic Friday and Saturday. The RMAC Track and Field Championship is Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, in Spearfish, South Dakota. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished second at last year’s RMAC Indoor Championships hosted in Chadron.

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Softball team wins 2 at West Texas Invitational Jordyn Hulinsky Managing Editor The Eagles’ softball team earned two wins in five games at the West Texas Invitational in Canyon, Texas, Friday and Saturday. CSC defeated Fort Hays State University, Fort Hays, Kansas, 1-0; Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, 8-7; and lost to Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, 11-2, in six innings; Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, 8-0, in six innings; and West Texas A&M University, Canyon, 10-0, in five innings. Against Fort Hays, CSC scored one in the second inning to shut out the Tigers 1-0. Courtney Lecher, senior of Fort Collins, Colorado, hit a sacrifice fly to score Morgan Wilhelm, senior of Littleton, Colorado, who hit a double in the top of the second. Wilhelm was 1-for-3. Zoe Humphries, senior of Arvada, Colorado, and Allie Mason, freshman of Loveland, Colorado, marked the only other hits.

Jessica Jarecki, freshman pitcher of Littleton, Colorado, struck out three, walked three, and allowed only one hit in the win. CSC also defeated Missouri Southern 8-7. The Eagles scored three in the first inning and led through the whole match. Kinsley Mason, senior pitcher of Loveland, Colorado, earned her first win of the season. She struck out two. Megan Horn, freshman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Dallas Magnusson, sophomore of Sterling, Colorado, each pitched an inning. Horn struck out one and walked one in the sixth. In the seventh, Magnusson struck out one. Lecher was 4-for-5 and scored twice. Kendyl Moody, sophomore of Lakewood, Colorado, scored once, knocked in an RBI, and earned a walk while going 2-for-3 at the plate. Angelica Maples, freshman of Olivehurst, California, also scored two runs while going 2-for-4. Lindsey Karlin, senior of Berthoud, Colorado, came around twice, walked twice and went 1-for-3. In the final game Friday, CSC lost 11-2 in six innings against Cameron. Kayla Michel, sophomore of Brighton,


Colorado, scored once in the game while hitting two doubles. Lecher also totaled two doubles. Allie Mason knocked in two RBIs. Haylee McKeehan, redshirt sophomore of Peyton, Colorado, struck out one and walked four. Magnusson and Horn also appeared in the pitching circle. The Eagles were shut out twice Saturday. In the first game, Washburn defeated CSC 8-0 in six innings. Sheyann Ludwig, freshman of Longmont, Colorado; Michel, and Allie Mason each earned one of the Eagles’ three hits. Jarecki sat down three and walked one before Magnusson came in for relief. The second game was more of the same when CSC lost 10-0. Lecher, Michel, Ellie Owens, freshman of Longmont, Colorado; and Alyssa Geist, redshirt freshman of Broomfield, Colorado; again earned one hit each. The Eagles’ next competition is at home against Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, at noon, Saturday, Feb. 25.


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Men lose 3, prep for final games John Murphy Reporter The CSC men’s basketball team fell to the Metropolitan State University of Denver Roadrunners Friday, 75-59, and narrowly lost to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Mountain Lions Saturday, 74-73, before losing to the Regis Rangers 76-68 Tuesday. The Eagles’ next games will be against South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City, and Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota, at home on the Feb. 24 and 25, respectively. “For the upcoming games it would be amazing if we could pack the gym for the seniors’ last go, to give them a bang to end their college career,” Vonsinh Sayaloune, redshirt freshman of Chadron, said. “We are hoping we can finish strong.” Friday, MSU Denver opened the game on fire, quickly gaining an 18-point lead. Brian Howard, senior of Maywood, Illinois, scored 14 of his game-high 22 points in the first half. The Eagles managed to finish the half on an 8-0 run, leaving the Roadrunners’ lead at 39-29. With a second half that was almost identical to their first half, the Eagles were unable to tighten the gap. Despite the Roadrunners field-goal percentage falling to 38, they were able build their lead to as high as 22 in the

second half. The Eagles finished the game shooting 39 percent from the field, one below their first-half total and same as their second. Once again Darius Polley, junior of Armadillo, Texas, led with 13 points. Only one other Eagle scored double digits: Matt Reader, junior of Appleton, Wisconsin, with 10. For the Roadrunners, three players scored in double digits, Howard led with 22. Peter Moller, junior of Vaerlose, Denmark, and Cameron Williams, junior of Omaha, scored 15 and 10, respectively. Unlike Friday, the Eagles managed to keep the game close Saturday. With the Mountain Lions holding a 21-10 lead with 9 minutes to go in the first half, the Eagles answered with a 23-11 run to make the halftime score 33-32 in their favor. Leigh Saffin, redshirt sophomore of Warrnambool, Australia, scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half. Myles Busby, senior of Nyles, Michigan, scored all of his nine points in the second half too, keeping the Eagles in the game. Down by three with 15 seconds left, Sayaloune was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer. Making his first two free throws— his third rattled out—leaving the final score 74-73. Polley once again led the Eagles in scoring with 15, while Saffin chipped in 14 and Michael Johnson, freshman of Nassau, Bahamas, added 10.

TreShawn Wilford, senior of Denver, led the Mountain Lions with 16 points. Justin Smith, junior of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Blend Avdili, sophomore of Aurora, Colorado, added 15 and 11, respectively. With both the Rangers and the Eagles earning similar stats all game, the game once again came down to the wire, Tuesday. CSC held the lead for 19 minutes compared to Regis, only holding it for 13 minutes. Both teams shot 42 percent from the field, recorded 12 assists, and held the lead eight different times. The Eagles took a 47-41 lead with 13:30 remaining in the second half, but Regis responded with a 10-2 run to go back on top. The Eagles took the lead one last time 56-54 thanks to a Sayaloune 3-pointer with 7:13 remaining. The Rangers responded with a Dexter Sienko, junior of Spokane, Washington, dunk to tie the game before Kevin Metoyer, junior of Omaha, hit a free throw to take the lead for good. Jordan Perry, junior of Murrieta, California, accounted for a season-high 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Eagles. Saffin scored 12 points and Polley added 11. “The past three games we’ve shown toughness and the capability to play with anyone,” Sayaloune said. “Even though the outcome hasn’t been in our favor, that hasn’t stopped us from grinding every day.”


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The next night the Eagles traveled to Colorado Springs to face the UCCS Mountain Lions hoping to rebound from the slow start against the Roadrunners. The game started off as a shootout with both teams in double figures, but the Eagles were down two points going into the second quarter with a score of 21-19. The second quarter was much of the same with both teams again scoring in double figures. At halftime, the score was 36-32 in favor of the Mountain Lions. UCCS started to pull away in the second half, outscoring the Eagles 21-10 in the third quarter to secure a comfy double-digit lead going into the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was ugly for the Eagles; UCCS scored 33 points while the Eagles only put up seven. UCCS cruised to the finish line winning, 90-49. Erin Graham, senior of Deland, Florida, scored 19 points to lead the Eagles, while Kalli Feddersen, junior of Rawlings, Wyoming, and Rodriguez both chipped in 10. Graham, Feddersen, and Rodriguez combined for 39 of CSC’s 49 points. The Eagles ended the weekend 0-2, but

from page 11 still had a quality Regis women’s team on the schedule to give them a much-needed win to salvage a rough season. The Eagles came out firing but still found themselves down at the end of the first quarter by three points with a score of 22-19. The Rangers pulled away from the Eagles in the second quarter not only scoring 23 points, but only allowing six, which earned them a big lead going into halftime with a score of 35-25. The Eagles tried to rebound in the third quarter, putting up 19 points, but defensively they lacked intensity and allowed the Rangers to also score 19. The Rangers outscored the Eagles in the fourth, winning the game 79-56. Feddersen led the Eagles with 16 points, Maddie Metzger, senior of Georgetown, Texas, chipped in 13 points and Graham added 12. The Eagles have no games this weekend but will be home for their final two games of the season against Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota, and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, respectively.

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One bed or room in a hostel can cost around $20 to $40 per person, but even that low cost can take a hit on a tight budget. While hostels, Airbnb, and couch-surfing are great means of cheap accommodations, especially when traveling alone, there is a better money-saving strategy out there: camping. Benefits of camping are as numerous as the stars you can see from your campsite.


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The alternative lodging option of camping can accommodate about six people for less than $40 a night. One-way campsites can have reduced prices is the small number of campsite staff. Compared to numerous hotel employees, the staff at most campsites is minuscule. Less employees means lower campsite fees. Another attribution of low price is the campground host. A campground host is a volunteer who spends time at a campground. The host answers campers’ questions, provides information about the local area, and helps work out issues between campers. Many campground hosts do not have to pay to stay which is a great way to cut costs on a prolonged trip.

Friendly neighbors

Updated campgrounds

Campers are some of the friendliest people you will come across while traveling. It is not uncommon for camping neighbors to strike up a conversation. A majority of campers follow a certain set of campground etiquette. These rules include leaving the campsite better than you found it and keeping noise levels down at night. The campers’ etiquette creates a pleasant experience devoid of obnoxious neighbor.

Campgrounds like Kampgrounds of America (KOA) and several state parks are undergoing vigorous upgrades and remodels. New amenities like Wi-Fi access at campground common spaces and vending machines are available at some campgrounds. Other upgrades include better shower houses and bathrooms, places to go swimming, and some locations have jungle gyms. However, not all campgrounds have been updated so it is important to read about your site before you pay to stay.

Freedom to explore

State and national parks are literally your backyard while you’re camping. Numerous hiking paths, beaches and natural wonders are maintained for better exploring. With these opportunities, extraordinary experiences can happen. You can explore the waterfalls in Yosemite National Park or run right into the ocean in the morning without having to worry about a commute.

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Taco-bout a good restaurant Shae Brennan Reporter As a self-proclaimed foodie, I like to think I know when I’ve found a good restaurant that will keep me coming back for more. I love trying new things and I’ve never been a picky eater, so you can take everything I say with a grain of salt. However, I do believe there are factors that contribute to a restaurant’s overall experience and success. Food quality, staff friendliness, restaurant atmosphere, and reasonable prices are a few examples. One of my favorite restaurants in this area is Escaramuza, the lone Mexican restaurant in Chadron (can we really count Taco John’s?

I don’t think so). Which is unfortunate, because this girl loves eating at new places that have a good burrito, taco, enchilada, salsa, queso, you name it. Chances are, if it’s Mexican, I like it. One of the most unique things about Escaramuza is the décor inside the restaurant. The booths and tables are all hand-decorated with colorful scenes and the all the walls are painted various, bright colors. This gives the restaurant a fun, authentic feel. Oftentimes Mexican music can be heard playing in the background as well. TV’s playing various shows can be found in different sections of the restaurant. The establishment is clean and although the bathrooms are small, they are not disgusting and don’t smell bad, which is always a nice

touch. personal favorites is the enchiladas The staff is friendly enough— verdes, which is three chicken ennot overly excited or peppy but chiladas smothered in green sauce not uninterested or standoffish ei- and cheese. YUM. Escaramuza also ther. You may have to ask for a re- hits the sweet spot with its salsa, fill, but the which has world will an almost not end if sweet afterI have to say I the waitress taste that enjoy a good doesn’t refill teases your margarita with my your drink taste buds. right away. The food is enchiladas every Although, usually prenow and then. it would be pared within nice to see a 20 minutes smiling face of orderevery now and then. ing, but take into account the rush The quality of the food is ex- hours during lunch or dinner and cellent, and there are a number of be prepared to wait, like almost evdifferent dishes to choose from. ery restaurant. Seafood, steak, and vegetarian, The prices of the dishes are also Escaramuza has it all. One of my pretty reasonable. There are dai-

ly specials and lunch specials that college kids find manageable. Usually the lunch specials are around $5 to $8. Another reason why Escaramuza is one of my favorites is because they deliver! Who doesn’t love to veg out and order in on those cold, snowy days? One thing Escaramuza could add to improve the experience, I believe, is serving margaritas and/ or beer because it seems like selling alcohol in restaurants has become somewhat of a social norm. I have to say I enjoy a good margarita with my enchiladas every now and then. Overall, I believe Escaramuza deserves four out of five stars for its food quality, staff friendliness, restaurant atmosphere, and reasonable prices.

Don’t put your life in jeopardy Kira Fish Reporter The Chadron State College Residence Life Association hosted Netflix and Chill(dren)?, a Jeopardy gameshow-inspired sex-education game night in The Hub at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Yadira Gurrola, 22, graduate student of Scottsbluff, planned the event as a new spin on college sex education. The scheduling app stated, “We will have Sex Ed. Jeopardy along with some food and prizes in the Hub. Come join us as we learn about sex right before Valentine’s Day!” “Since the resident directors are required to do educational programs, and the school doesn’t do a lot with sex educa-

tion, I thought it would be cool to have an event focusing on the costs of contraceptives and raising children,” Gurrola said. The game involved two teams of eight participants answering trivia questions in five categories. One of the two teams selected a question, based on its category and point value, and the teams took turns guessing the answer until one team was correct, then that team selected the next question. The available categories were per year costs of raising a child, baby supplies, hospital fees, birth control, and condoms, with most questions concerning the costs, history, and effectiveness of the different items within the category. RLA provided refreshments and door prizes for guests. Around 16 people attended the event.

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Keeping campus busy

CSC clubs continue to offer various events to fill students’ schedules

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Austin Hiedman, left, 19, freshman of North Platte, and Mercedes Mach, 18, freshman of Humphrey, engage in friendly conversation Tuesday at the RLA Speed Dating event.

Students paint variations of the presented paintings on canvases Friday at RLA’s Sip and Paint event in the Bordeaux and Lakota rooms.

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Colby Ellis, 19, freshman of Chadron, lines up his shot Thursday, Feb. 9 during The Pit Doubles Pool Tournament at the Student Center.

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