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The Voice of Chadron State College since 1920


thursday Jan. 23, 2014 Issue no. 2


Double overtime pays off The women's basketball team went into double overtime, winning by three points.



Winning a ticket to Nashville The winner of CSC's first 'The Voice' competition tells all.

LIFE 12 Photo by Ashley Swanson

G Bell, 20, sophomore of New Orleans, holds a sign during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. walk Monday, which began at Common Cents and ended at the Student Center Lobby.

Health fair set for today INDEX NEWS.........................2 Opinion....................4 Sports.....................8 Take ten.................10 Lifestyles.............11

A health fair will take place from 3-7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom today. Various vendors will be there to offer participants ways to live a healthier lifestyle.

retro party going back in time The Pit will be hosting a Throwback Thursday: Retro Party in the Student Center Ballroom from 9 p.m. - midnight. Students are encouraged to dress in their best retro gear.

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NEWS | The Eagle | Jan. 23, 2014

Photo by Teri Robinson

Students attend the New Orleans Presentation Jacob Rissler, student senate president, hosted last night in the Student Center Ponderosa room.

Photo by Leana Tajkov

Students attend the New Orleans Presentation Nathan Jones, student senate vice president, hosted yesterday morning in the Student Center Ponderosa room.

Senate executive members host presentations

Executive members relay information they took from the November 2013 conference trip to New Orleans. Teri Robinson Photo Editor

Following the Student Senate trip to the National Center for Student Leadership Conference in New Orleans, November 21-24, 2013, executive board members hosted four presentations yesterday in the Student Center Ponderosa room, open to students about the conference. The first presentation began at 10 a.m. with Nathan Jones,

student senate vice president, speaking about effective communication, culture and the overview of the leadership conference. Four students attended, three of which were student senate members. Jon Lordino, student senate chief justice, began at 11 a.m. presenting the negotiations and leadership toolkits that were discussed during the conference. There were six students in attendance along with Jacob Rissler, student senate president, Jones, and Laure Sinn, student activities coordinator. Rissler began the first evening presentation at 4 p.m. and dis-

cussed “Dress for Success,” a presentation he attended at the conference held by Cynthia R. Grosso. This included appropriate dress attire for different work setting, . In attendance were three senate members. Lane Swedberg, CAB chair, and Dani Buckley, CAB co-chair, held the last presentation at 5 p.m. They discussed leadership roles and the different aspects it takes. To end the presentation they displayed pictures and gave facts about New Orleans and the sites. Swedberg and Buckley had five senate members in attendance.

Exec. board member resigns, AFB reps selected Kathryn Sullivan Reporter Ashley Swanson, vice chair of finance, resigned during Monday's Senate meeting, due to her management position for The Eagle. Swanson said during the meeting that she enjoyed her time serving the student body. Asia Carr could no longer fill the position of senator for Andrews, and took Eryne Knipple’s position as senator of E.H.P.C.P.S.W while Knipple took the Andrews senate seat. Taylor Strong, senator at large, resigned her position as the

Education Technology chair. The chair was filled by Eryne Knipple, senator for Andrews. Josh Keating, senator of liberal arts, spoke on behalf of constituent Sam Parker concerning the by-law stating events must go through a club. Keating said that Parker would not mind going through a club for The Big Event. The by-law stating events have to be affiliated with a club was removed by a near majority with one Senator giving a dissenting vote. Senate also selected its representatives for the new Activity Fee Board. The representatives are Mercy Gagnon, senator of liberal arts, Kirby Krogman, senator of BEAMS, and

Weekly Calendar: Jan. 23 - 29


- Cardinal Key Blood Drive Sign-Up, 10 a.m., SC - Health Fair, 3 p.m., SC - Late Night at the Pit, 9 p.m. SC

- Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? 9 p.m. High Rise


Garrett Lower, senator of BEAMS. A correction was made to last week's treasurers report after an addition error was made. The senate budget has been updated to reflect $148,614 in unallocated funds. CAB failed to appoint its representatives to AFB during the Tuesday evening meeting due to lack of quorum. The minimum three representatives submitted letters expressing their interest to serve on the committee, but will need to be approved by the rest of CAB. Lane Swedeberg, CAB Chair, said an email vote to approve the appointments will be sent to all CAB representatives.

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- Art Day for Girl Scouts, 1 p.m. Memorial Hall -Rapid City Rush Eagles night, 7 p.m. Rapid City Civic Center



- Cardinal Key Blood Drive Sign-Up, 10 a.m., SC - Army Information, 11 a.m., SC - Language Classes International Students, 6 p.m., Library


- Cardinal Key Blood Drive Sign-Up, 10 a.m., SC - CAB Meeting, 6 p.m., SC - Chi Alpha, 8 p.m. SC


- Cardinal Key Blood Drive Sign-Up, 10 a.m., SC - Language Classes International Students, 6 p.m. Library - Revive Meeting, 8:30 p.m. SC

NEWS | The Eagle | Jan. 23, 2014


'Drum Major Instinct' sets tone for annual march Spike Jordan News Editor Monday's strong southerly wind accented the crisp January morning, meeting the cheery faces of the sign-holding crowd on Main Street during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March. Students and Faculty from CSC and Pine Ridge Job Corps joined community members at the corner of Main Street and Highway 20 and marched to the student center. Laurie Sinn, director for student activities, drove ahead of the crowd, and played one of King Jr.’s speeches from a stereo. All of this matched CSC's King March from last year. However, this time they broke from tradition. Instead of the iconic “I Have a Dream Speech,” marchers listened to “Drum Major Instinct,” another of King's speech. “Drum Major Instinct” was King's last public speech. He preached it to the filled pews of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, in Feb. 1968, two months

before he would be assassinated. Adapted from ‘‘Drum-Major Instincts,’’ a sermon by J. Wallace Hamilton, King's speech confronts the “desire to be out front, [the] desire to lead the parade.” This instinct, as King called it, to be the drum major, cultivates an elite attitude. As students marched down Main Street, King's disembodied voice remarked from the loud speaker, “Do you know that a lot of the race problem grows out of the drum major instinct? A need that some people have to feel superior … and to feel that their white skin ordained them to be first.” The unorthodox speech, chosen by the Diversity Committee, underscores King's attitude towards leadership. King did not want to be a drum major, and he asked his congregation, “if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice.” Sarah Polak and Laurie Sinn, who headed the event, chose the speech for its modern-day relevance. “This speech is not as well-known as the ' Have a Dream' speech,” Polak said, “but it's just as powerful.”

Photo by Spike Jordan

Students from CSC and Pine Ridge Job Corps carry signs, Monday, during the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March

Senate Executive resigns due to ‘conflict of interest’ Spike Jordan News Editor In a private conversation moments before the start of Senate’s Executive Board meeting Monday, Senate President Jacob Rissler, and Vice President Nate Jones, called for the resignation of Ashley Swanson, Senate Treasurer. Swanson, who also serves as the Managing Editor for The Eagle, was waiting in the Senate Office for the start of the Monday’s 4:30 p.m. executive meeting. In an interview Tuesday afternoon, she said Rissler and Jones summoned her from the senate office to join them in the adjacent lobby. Once there, Swanson said, Rissler told her, “’We need you to resign because of bias between being the managing editor and being a part of student senate.’” Swanson said she responded, “okay,” saying she was afraid of what might happen if she said no. She added that Rissler told her she could resign openly in Senate after she made her financial report. On Wednesday, Rissler said he had “no comment” about Swanson’s claim the she resigned under duress. Rissler acknowledged he had no constitutional right to call for a resignation, but said, “That’s how I’m choosing to run Senate.”

He added that he did not consult advisers before confronting Swanson, but said he informed adviser Dr. Susan Shaeffer after the fact between the end of the Executive Board Meeting and the 5 p.m. start of the regular Senate meeting. In her role as Co-Chair of the Activity Fee Board, Swanson had no voting power. However, Rissler said that everyone’s definition of conflict of interest is going to be different. “My definition of conflict of interest is going to be different than the colleges or the administrations, however I made a decision,” Rissler said. “We had this discussion with Ashley several times last semester when she was the News Editor, but she assured us that her position would not conflict with her duties on Senate. “However, due to her position as the Managing Editor, I saw the potential for conflict of interest,” Rissler said. Rissler also said he did not think Senators who hold positions in other campus organizations would be asked to resign, despite the fact they have voting power. However, he added, “Members who are selected to serve on the Activity Fee Board will not be allowed to vote on the budgets of clubs that they are in.”

Rapid City Rush Eagles night Saturday, January 25, 7 p.m. Rapid City Civic Center

Get ready for some


on the ice at Eagles night with the Rapid City Rush. CSC is sponsoring a night of hockey, and everyone is welcome! Chadron State students, staff and alumni get $5 off tickets, so come out and show off your Eagle colors! To receive a $5 discount on tickets call the Rush office at 605-716-PUCK (7825) and say you are a CSC Eagle fan. For more information, visit



EDITORIAL–The Eagle’s View

What is maturity?


t seems maturity has two modern concepts: one, the level of composure one carries themselves with; two, what an individual’s interests are. In regards to CSC, exhibits of no composure occur too often. First, during the halls’ quiet hours, pterodactyl screams can be heard as the creatures race through the hallways outside of residents’ dorms and fire off dart guns. They’re students, not pterodactyls, but more than one person has made this connection. We know the usage of curses and the level of cleanliness of college students, so that discussion will be foregone. It seems many students do not pass the maturity test for the first concept. So what about the second? In a wholly illogical turn of events, male society has become unintelligible. Watch a commercial made for the male demographic. Keystone, John West, Dr. Pepper TEN: Mountain Man. These commercials capture what America’s male culture defines to be mature. If your interests are aligned with this concept, you might carry a man card to prove you are a man. Note: you are not a man if you have to carry a man card to prove it. (Don’t think of me as a hater against a society that emphasizes supposed-masculinity. Eating tree bark and subsequently dehumanizing women as a piece of meat is not masculine in the least.) We have reached a conflict between the two concepts of maturity. People who are extremely respectable to everyone (therefore passing the first concept), yet have supposedly-childish interests (therefore failing the second concept), are largely denied of the title of maturity. It works vice versa as well. Can we please stop this? It places pressure on individuals to conform into something they are not, it takes emphasis off of composure, and it warps our society’s view on who is acceptable and who is not (even though no one should be wholly unacceptable in a society in the first place). For the most part, it is a good society. However, it does have some major flaws. | The Eagle | Jan. 23, 2014

Avoid the need to be right


spend a lot of my time observing people, especially strong, kind, and virtuous people. I notice certain aspects that distinguish these people in my eyes, and so I try to follow the examples they set. One thing I’ve noticed is that they can handle being wrong with humility and grace. They will humbly accept their faults and work to improve their flaws. Good people are rarely self-righteous, they’re usually more concerned with doing what they feel is the right thing, rather than dwelling on the wrongs they might see in others. They are good leaders and they are strong in character. Despite my observations and urge to emulate, I don’t think I will ever possess the strong character I seek due to an overwhelming fear of being wrong. In order for me to grow and improve, I will have rid myself of that fear. Before this can occur, I must sacrifice the condition that creates that fear; my default setting, the need to be right. It sounds easy, but it’s not. When you’re afraid of being wrong, you become overly concerned with being right. That need to be right will lead you to becoming judgmental, argumentative and hateful. Those who judge, those who argue and those who hate are usually incredibly ignorant. Their need to be right is a selfish desire, and it blinds them. They will ignore facts and perspectives, refusing to look outside of their own narrow

world view. They will close their mind to any new ideas. The fear of being wrong leads to the mistaken belief that self-righteousness is a virtue. This is troublesome because what is right for one person is hardly a guiding philosophy for others. Self-righteousness is poor replacement for an individual’s subjective judgment. The distinction I see is between “doing the right thing” and “being right.” If you feel the need to be right all the time, you will eventually do only wrong. You will fail to accept the faults in others, and will instead set a laser sharp focus on criticizing others for their wrongdoings. I used to possess a strong moral compass, and it led me in the right direction. The compass pointed me do the right thing regardless of the wrongs perpetrated by others. But my fear of being wrong made me self-righteous. I ignored my compass and sacrificed what I valued in order to meet the expectations of others. I convinced myself to follow self-righteousness out of hatred and ignorance; I adopted the need to be right. My moral compass was calibrated by my upbringing and experience, but when I come into conflict with the values of others, I default to ignorance, immaturity, and inhumanity. My own self-righteousness was created by a selfish desire to say what others believe or value is wrong. That is a poor coping mechanism that I use to validate

Man on the street

Spike Jordan News Editor my own beliefs and values. But that’s not the way I ought to be. My moral compass isn’t supposed to lead me to “being right,” rather it is meant to give me a sense of direction. It’s supposed to send me on the right path so that I can do what I feel is the right thing to do. It’s only when I cling to the fear of being wrong that my compass loses direction. When I fear being wrong, I get lost in indecision and I feel I lack purpose. In the absence of a strong sense of purpose, is it morality, ethics, or whatever you value, you will default and be blinded ignorance and self-righteousness. I’ve noticed this fault in myself, and I’m not afraid to share it in hopes that I can help someone else who’s struggling. So, my advice; avoid the need to be right.

Compiled by Teri Robinson

we asked: “What is your dream?”

Staysha Adams

Brandi Tollmage

“To be a successful elementary school teacher.”

“Being a teacher and a “To be the governor of good teacher the kids South Dakota.” like.”

23, senior of Scottsbluff

22, senior of Potter

Kirby Krogman

21, senior of White River, S.D.

Connor Whiteford

Caity Pelayo

“To own my own ranch and company.’”

“To be a housewife and drive a MINI Cooper and to be on the Real Housewives of Denver.”

20, sophomore of Wood Lake

19, sophomore of Parker, Colo.

OPINION || The The Eagle Eagle || Jan. Jan. 23, 23, 2014 2014


Difficult situations can help you grow

Richard Huele Columnist


n September of 2011, I decided I was going to kill myself. I walked to the medicine cabinet, took every single pill I could find, and listened to some Pink Floyd, waiting for my life to end. It was in that moment I had an epiphany about life; if you choose to end your life like that, then you are letting everybody who has ever put you down win. I started to freak out and I called 911. Looking back, I am so thankful that I came to my senses. I could have hurt a lot of people that I cared about. Every day, I wake up, and I thank the power that be that I’m here. In the past, I’ve written a lot about

and not always easy. relationships, self-help, and However, when you can the like. Sometimes, I have break that barrier, it people come up to me and feels pretty good to get tell me that my advice helped to know other people. them in some ways. I find I had an experience that to be extremely ironic like that last year with a considering I have never had close friend I had. We a real girlfriend. got pretty close over But in writing this, I a period of time, and wanted to share a bit of perit made me feel good sonal experience, mostly about myself to know because I hope that people that there was someone don’t end up the same way out there who I could I did. Thanks to high school Illustration by Spike Jordan talk to. Unfortunately, our and school in general, I gradfriendship came to an end this past uated with some pretty low self-esteem. break. Ironically, it’s the reason I’m To this day, I still struggle with depreswriting this. The experience has put me sion and its grasp over my soul. through a lot mentally. But it has taught I have never spoken about it publicalme a lot about life and moving on. ly before, mostly to save face. The truth, Things like that are going to happen to though, is there are a lot of people that you, whether you like it or not. Relationdon’t talk about their depression. ships will start, only to be gone in a short In a study done in 2011 by the Cenperiod of time. And yes, it is going to ters for Disease Control and Prevention, suck having to go through all of that, but one in 10 adults in the USA said they there is a bittersweet beauty that arises have depression. Remember that the out of the experience. next time you feel down about someIn finding yourself possibly crying thing; there are a lot of people out there over someone, remember this; you are who probably feel the same way you do. feeling, and that is how you know you are Because of my depression, self-contruly alive. Remember that. Keep fightfidence has never been a strong suit. ing, no matter what life throws at you. Talking to people can be intimidating,

The affect of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards

Tatum Renken Opinion Editor


roblems seem to have a way of finding us. For example, at times we have all thought this before: I am never able to get things done because I have a problem with staying busy. What is the origin of this problem, and so many

others we encounter? Put simply, a guess could be whatever motivates us. To elaborate, rather than problems being able to find us, we – in many instances, not all – find them. What we find is what we seek, what we seek is dependent upon what motivates us to seek. In general, there are two categories of motivation: extrinsic and intrinsic. Motivators in the extrinsic category are those outside of ourselves, like the want of money, high-status, or grades. Motivators in the intrinsic category are those within ourselves, like the want of creativity, freedom, or love. Everyone falls within a spectrum where these two groups are the extremes. No one is purely affiliated with one category and we are all constantly fluctuating our position. While both forms of motivations have benefits in certain situations, it seems

likely that we are happier when intrinsic motivators are the dominant force in our lives. Extrinsic motivators create a race out of everything. Money is an extrinsic motivator. Time is money, and money is time; if you are chasing money, you are chasing time. With the problem first presented, we are always feeling guilty for not keeping our pace in a long race for extrinsic rewards, but not staying busy all the time is a great thing. If we are lost in something we love- an intrinsic motivator – what more could we need? Getting lost is not a waste of time. Instead of working too many hours a week – if it is just for spare cash – take time off to do things that motivate you intrinsically. Ultimately, we all are bound to rebound by doing what we love.

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Jan. 23, 2014 | The Eagle |

Coffee &

karaoke The faint aroma of coffee drifted through Edna’s main lobby, which was lit by a soft, warm hue from dozens of lights wrapped around pillars and hanging from parts of the ceilings. Slowly, students piled into the lobby, awaiting their turn to sample their favorite flavor of coffee or a cup of sweet Italian soda. Eventually, the lobby chairs and couches filled up so that only standing room remained, as the first brave soul took the microphone, waited for the tune to begin, and belted out the first lyrics of the song. Coffee makers, flavorings, whipped cream, and a plate full of various cookies covered the main desk where a couple of Edna’s advisers stood, hurriedly making cafe mochas and strawberry Italian sodas for the participants.The atmosphere was filled with hurried voices, laughter, spouts of approvement for the singers, and a thunderous applause once the singers finished. As the night moved along, one after one new singers took the floor near the karaoke machine, singing along with the tune to a song they picked from a number of books filled with old and new songs, all from different genres. Many of the songs had not only the singer belting out the lyrics, but also the crowd. One group of students performed “Call me Maybe,” by Carly Rae Jepsen, which ultimately led to tons of laughter, as well as half the audience singing along. The efforts were not overlooked as each student who sang was able to enter their name into a drawing for a prize. The prizes consisted of numerous coffee mugs of all colors and sizes, and the grand prize winner, who was chosen at the end of the night, won a Keurig coffee maker.

A group of students break out in song during their performance of “Call Me Maybe,” during the Coffee and Karaoke, Friday in Edna’s lobby.

Pieces of paper cover the end tables scattered around the lobby, each with the phrase, “Draw on me!” written on them, with a handful of crayons nearby for participants to draw with.

A variety of cookies rest on a colorful plate on the front desk, which were quickly eaten by the participants during the Coffee and Karaoke Night.

k, ffee | The Eagle | Jan. 23, 2014


Photos by Ashley Swanson

Kolton Brown, 18, freshman of Valentine splays guitar during the Coffee and Karaoke event, Friday.



Cafe Mocha Cafe Americano Cafe Macchiato Cafe Late Cafe au Lait Mocha Hot Chocolate Chocolate Hazelnut Cappuccino

Three of Edna Hall’s resident advisers prepare coffee for the annual Coffee and Karaoke night in Edna’s lobby.

Italian Sodas


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Apple Steamer Snickers Delight


SPORTS | The Eagle | Jan. 23, 2014

Two home wins for women’s basketball Mouhamed Diop Reporter Chadron State beat Western New Mexico, 7468, Saturday at Armstrong. The Eagles were led by Kattie Ranta, senior of Rapid City, S.D., who scored 22 points and collected 17 boards. CSC made 20 of 50 shots from the field, and 30 of 38 from the free-throw line. Kayli Rageth, senior of Kimball, and Hattie Guzman, sophomore of Scottsbluff, hit a couple of free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the deal after Western N.M. cut the lead to three. In addition to Ranta, Rageth scored 16 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Dallas Shaw, junior of Buffalo, Wyo., scored 12 points with three rebounds and two steals. RaTanya Newsome, junior guard of Tucson, Ariz., led the Mustangs with 19 points and seven assists. The Mustangs, however, shot only 38 percent from the floor and 48 from the foul line. Ranta’s 37 points (36 in the second half ) helped Chadron beat New Mexico Highlands, 102-99, in double overtime Friday at Armstrong. The Eagles made 32 of 64 shots from the field, and 32 of 47 from the free-throw line. Chadron was down 15 after almost 5 minutes into the second half. Rageth scored 20 points and collected nine rebounds in the win against the Cowgirls. Kate Simonton, junior of Bakersfield, Calif., and

Shaw added 15 and 12 points respectively. Greer Babbe, senior of Papillion, scored 10 points and four blocks. Ranta’s 37 points is the fourth highest single game scoring in Chadron State women’s basketball history. “I feel great about these last two weekend wins. It showed a lot about our team, and the way we can work together to get a win,” Ranta said. “I think we need to continue to work on pushing the ball in transition and playing great defense while rebounding. Road games are always tough, but if we played like we did last weekend, any game is winnable.” Coach Connealy said that he was very happy for her players experiencing success because they have worked so hard, even though, they still have work to do. He is also grateful for the students and the community for their support because they provided the extra energy they needed in those two overtimes. The Cowgirls made 40 of 91 shot from the field, and 14 of 19 from the free-throw line. TJ Manson, senior of Page, Ariz., and China Smith, senior of Los Angeles, led the Cowgirls with 20 points each. Alyssa Lopez, senior of El Paso, Texas, and Jenny Johnson, junior of Tualatin, Ore., scored 19 and 16 points respectively. At 3-12, and 3-8 in conference, the Eagles will travel to Colorado to play CSU-Pueblo, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

the eagle’s top ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Kattie Ranta

Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Class rank: Senior Hometown: Rapid City, S.D. Ranta was named the RMAC Women’s Basketball Offensive Player of the Week and the Nebraska D-II Player of the Week following the games against New Mexico Highlands University and Western New Mexico University. Ranta scored 59 points and 29 rebounds over the weekend for her ninth and tenth double-double of the season.

Dustin Stodola Sport: Wrestling Weight: 133 Class rank: Senior Hometown: Clarkson Photo by Teri Robinson

Guard, Dallas Shaw, junior of Buffalo, Wyo., looks for a pass down court during the game against Western New Mexico University, Saturday night in Armstrong.

Stodola, ranked fourth in NCAA D-II Individual Rankings at 133-lbs., was named Co-Wrestler of the Week from His record currently stands at 19-0, after going 6-0 last week.

Gilkey returned to Chadron Janelle Kesterson Reporter

Garrett Gilkey, offensive line for the Cleveland Browns, was back in Chadron, Sunday, to sign autographs and take pictures. He is the third Chadron State College football player to be drafted for the NFL. Gilkey is a Special Education major because he wants a career that allows him to work with children, he said. Gilkey was the 227th pick in round seven of the 2013 NFL Draft. When asked about his reaction to being drafted, he said, “Draft day was intense. It was the best, worst day of my life. It was a euphoric experience.” He went on to say that he feels honored to have been given the opportunity to be part of such an elite organization.

However, it is not all fun and games in the NFL. “It is a job,” said Gilkey. “I am loyal to my team, and the organization, and my fans, but at the end of the day it is just like any other job. I go to work everyday and I work hard.” “The difference in team atmosphere between the Chadron State Eagles and the Cleveland Browns is much different,” Gilkey said. “The Browns are professionals, and many of them have families. Our interactions are professional, and we are less collaborative, but when we are all in the locker room, we are all still just a bunch of guys.” Gilkey hails from a small town named Sandwich, Ill., near Chicago. Gilkey wasn’t recruited by any Division I school out of high school, but Chadron State College and former coach Bill O’Boyle recruited him. “I liked the idea of going to school in the middle of nowhere,” said Gilkey. At the time of Gilkey’s recruitment, Chadron was second in the nation.

Photo by Teri Robinson

Cleveland Brown’s offensive guard, Garrett Gilkey points across the street while talking about his pet alligator and piranhas during and interview with The Eagle Tuesday.

SPORTS | The Eagle | Jan. 23, 2014

Wrestlers up win streak to 9 Janelle Kesterson Reporter

After this past week’s duals, the Eagle wrestlers extended their overall winning streak to nine and their record to 9-3. The nine-win winning streak is a milestone for the CSC wrestling team, and is the first time that this has been achieved in Eagle wrestling history. This week the Eagles will attempt to defend their title as number one in the RMAC as they take on the 5-2 Colorado Mesa University Mavericks, Grand Junction, and the 4-2 Western State Colorado University Mountaineers, Gunnison. The first dual that the Eagles dominated last week was against the 2-2 Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves. Jacob Anderson, freshman of Central City, 149-pounds and Cj Clark, redshirt sophomore of Rapid City, S.D., 157-pounds, started the Eagles off on the right foot by each winning their first match with a decision. The ThunderWolves pushed for points and pulled two decisions out from under the Eagles. The determined CSC wrestlers came back to win the next six matches and seal the dual victory Chadron State, 28, CSU-Pueblo, 6. Devan Fors, junior of Roseburg, Ore., 174-pounds; Michael Hill, junior of Fort Laramie, Wyo., 285-pounds; Taylor Summers, redshirt freshman of Plymouth, 125-pounds; and Dustin Stodola, senior of Clarkson, 133-pounds, all won by decision. Jordan DeBus, senior of Mitchell, 184-pounds, earned a major decision, and Jay Stine, redshirt freshman of Worland, Wyo., 141-pounds, tallied the Eagles

only pin. On Thursday, the Eagles prevailed on thier home mat advantage, and upended the New Mexico Highland University Cowboys, 30-9. The dual started out with a decision in the Cowboy’s favor at 125-pounds, but the Eagles stepped up to triumph in the next five matches. Stodola retaliated by pinning Tre Humphrey in 6:39. Stine followed with a decision, and Anderson won by an injury default. Clark avenged a previous loss to Juan Alvarado by beating him with a 5-1 decision. Tyler Smart, junior of Wheatland, Wyo., 165-pounds, followed Clark’s decision with a pin in 4:35. The Eagles gave up two decisions; however, Hill and DeBus gained decisions over their opponents to cap the victory for the Eagles. The Eagle’s next set of duals was in Kearney. The Eagles were matched up against the Minot State University Beavers, Minot, N.D.; the San Francisco State University Gators; Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers, Mitchell, S.D.; and the Newman University Jets, Wichita, Kan. The Eagles shut out the Beavers with a final score of 48-0. CSC tallied three forfeits, two decisions, three major decisions, and two pins. CSC took on the Gators next and found that they were more equally matched. The Eagle wrestlers gave three decisions and a major decision to the Gators, but kept six decision wins for themselves to win the dual by a slim margin of 18-13. Next the Eagles dueled the Tigers and handed over only one match to Dakota Wesleyan. Chadron State tallied two forfeits, five decisions, one major decision, and one pin to close the match with a 37-3 win. Finally, the Eagles were matched up against the Jets. The Jets took only two matches from CSC, who retaliated with two forfeits, one decision, two major decisions, and three pins. The dual against the Jets pushed the Eagles to their current nine-win streak.


Track season begins again The men’s and women’s track team resume competition beginning Saturday at the Black Hills State Dave Little Invitational in Spearfish, S.D. CSC has not competed since their opening meet on Dec. 6, 2013. According to a press release by CSC Sports Information, 30 men and 23 women will be competing Saturday.

Men’s basketball win 1 of 2 weekend home games Ashley Swanson Contributor The men’s basketball team faced New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, Friday, and Western New Mexico University, Silver City, Saturday. CSC lost 85-82 to Highlands and won 88-82 against Western New Mexico, both at home. CSC made 43 percent of its field goals, while only making 37 percent of its 3-pointers against Highlands. Guard David Downey, senior of Scottsbluff, made four of five field goals. “I think we played really well at points but also poor at others,” forward Brandon Pippenger, sophomore of Banning, Calif., said. “We need to reach a consistent level and maintain it.” After CSC lead for most of the game, with three minutes left in the game, Highlands took the lead, 79-78. CSC racked up 31 points in the second half, however, didn’t exceed their opponents for the rest of the game. “The area that I think we can improve in is playing a complete game and playing a full 40 minutes,” Pippenger said, “because right now we are only playing well for about 30 minutes and that 10 minute period where we struggle is really costing us.” CSC started off Saturday’s game even with Western N.M. until CSC took a strong lead with five minutes left in the first half. Making 40 percent of its field goals and 34 percent of its 3-pointers, CSC continued to lead well into the second half. Bargen made seven of 10 free throws while forward Kyle Vinich, junior of Casper, Wyo., made three of six field goals.

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Freddy C - the man behind the music Winner of CSC’s “The Voice” shares his journey in creating a voice of his own Justy Bullington and Cheyenne Deering Lifestyles Editors

Some of you know him as a member of the CSC track team, some of you know him as a DJ, some of you know him as a friend, but all of you know him as a voice, “The Voice” to be exact. The man we know as “Freddy C” won the CSC “The Voice” Competition on Friday earning a “Front of the Line Pass” to The Voice auditions to be held in Nashville on Feb. 1 as well as round-trip airfare and lodging provided by the Campus Activities Board. But who is the man behind the music? Fredrick Culp Jr., 22, of Miliani, Hawaii is a much different person off stage. Trying out for CSC’s The Voice competition took much prompting from his friends and was, “out of character” for Freddy. Freddy grew up singing around the house but it wasn’t until after high school that he started singing for an audience. “I was looking for something to do. I was in a phase where sports were over,” Freddy said in an interview on Tuesday. Singing runs full strength through the family. Freddy’s younger sister, Charity, 20, won high school competitions and also won an American Idol audition for Hawaii. Freddy said there’s no sibling rivalry as the two of them rarely sing together other than in the church choir. “She has a completely different style,” Freddy said.

However, publicly showcasing his talent didn’t come easy for Freddy. With insecurities overtaking confidence in his own voice, Freddy took singing as a joke. That came to an end when his biggest supporter, his father Freddy Senior, said, “If you’re going to sing, you better sing.” Since then, Freddy has done just that. Freddy was never interested in using his voice to stand out. “I don’t believe in one singer being number one. Each singer has their own style.” Freddy continued saying, “I sing because I believe that’s a talent that God has given to me. I sing to give out a message to uplift people. I want people to be able to relate.” As for The Voice auditions in Nashville, Freddy is confident yet apprehensive.Freddy has many different scenarios running through his head and described his feelings as, “I really don’t know what to expect.” Freddy is confident in the song he has chosen for his first individual audition, “Superman” by Tarrus Riley. Freddy describes the song as something that reflects who he is as a singer and truly showcases his original style. Freddy is nervous for the randomly chosen songs he may have to perform. “I hope they don’t give me Miley Cyrus,” Freddy joked. If Freddy makes the Blind auditions, he said he would choose Usher for his coach. “I like Blake (Shelton) because of his lyrics, but I love singing Usher’s songs and I like the rhythms.” Freddy does not currently watch The Voice and has never

voted for a competitor. He watches an episode here and there and says he, “kinda has the gist of how it goes.” As Freddy prepares to head to Nashville, Freddy would like to express his gratitude. “Thanks to Chadron for all the support from when I first got here to now and when I used to sing at open mics.” Good luck to Freddy on his journey.

Freddy Culp jr. Photo by Ashley Swanson

At 90, artist proves age is just a number Hannah Clark Copy Editor Some people are just late bloomers. Van Gogh’s first exhibit showed when he was 39. Cezanne created his fame-gaining pieces only years before he turned 66. At age 74, Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Myra Omelanuk would blush at being placed in such company. First, because she is a modest woman. She would not call herself Van Gogh. Second, because although Omelanuk will turn 90 January 30, she has been blooming her whole life. If flowers equate to artistic production, then 70 years’ worth of blossoms belong to Omelanuk. Tonight, though, just a pink rose adorns her lapel. Friends and family eat pink-frosted cake and congratulate Omelanuk. Nearby, her two daughters, beam with pride. It is Omelanuk’s art reception and birthday party, in the lobby of Memorial Hall. Upstairs, in gallery 239, a bouquet of her works will be displayed until Feb. 5. The cozy gallery is bursting with ornamental peonies and irises, all of which are preserved with Omelanuk’s brush. She only paints live flowers, which she often grows herself. She finds

them more attractive models than their photographed, 2-D counterparts. Perhaps it is this commitment to first-hand painting, or Omelanuk’s trained hand, but the pieces are startlingly life-like. Like petals in nature, Omelanuk’s blooms spill their colors in a gush from base to lip. Her irises are not purple, they are indigo, violet, fuchsia, lavender, and lilac, all in the space of one brush stroke. Omelanuk’s color spectrum vitalizes her work, which is important in such a broad category as “flower paintings.” Students may be leery to investigate the senior’s work, assuming her creations to be for “older” audiences. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, student could learn much from the near-centenarian’s work. Omelanuk’s paintings are colorful, yes. “Pink Irises”, for instance, is packed with pigment, and the rosey tones do justice to Mother Nature’s own pen. But Omelanuk’s work is not undisciplined. Unlike more modern, splash-n-dash paintings, Omelanuk’s watercolors are careful and controlled. The paint is contained in outlines and borders, lending the flowers a paper-pressed realism. Instead of dramatic, conceptual flowers, Omelanuk’s pansies and irises are real, or as real as she can make them. The clear patients and planning each piece must have taken

begs a second glance from viewers. The pencil flower’s detail, lost when viewed from afar, might escape some students. Much like everyday life, you must get closer to Omelanuk’s works see their amazing beauty. “It’s like you can just touch it!” Judy Goff exclaims, as she examines Mauve Iris, a watercolor Omelenuk painted in 2009. Goff, a Chadron resident, stands beside fellow reception Russ Seyer. “The irises are wonderful,” Seyer agrees. He is a friend of Omelanuk’s, and has seen some of these same pieces hanging in her home. “It’s a joy to have them here,” he says, as he looks around the gallery. Omelanuk’s presence in Chadron has grown her both a garden of friends and flowers. Kit Watson has known her for over 20 years. Watson, who used to teach art at CSC, once lead a figure drawing group on campus. There, Omelanuk and her friends practiced sketching the human form. “She always laughed,” Watson says, of her time with Omelanuk during figure drawing. Standing in the softly-lit gallery, Watson looks around at Omelanuk’s many blooms. A bursting set of peonies spring from their canvas, and to her left, an ornamental orange iris glows like a sunset. “I think she is very humble of her work,” Watson says, “and she does beautiful work.”

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