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LUCKY LEPRECHAUN 5K HPER is sponsoring a 5K walk/ run at 9 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday.


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Swingin’ Into Spring

The Eagles traveled to Pittsburg, Kansas for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships with two achieving All-American status. Please see page 11


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Eagles Softball team sweeps New Mexico Highlands in first three home games of the season

Photo by Krystal Wilson

Ellie Owens (18) sophomore of Longmont, Colorado, takes a swing at a pitch thrown by New Mexico Highlands’ Desiree Bogarin (19) junior of Victorville, California. CSC beat New Mexico Highlands in a three-game sweep on Saturday, March 3, at the CSC softball field.

NSCS AUDITED FOR ERRORS IN 2016-2017 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS After a high number of deficiencies were found in financial statements from the past year across the Nebraska State College System, Nebraska’s

Auditor of Public Accounts expressed concern with the preparation of financial statements. Please see page 2


NEWS | The Eagle | MARCH 15, 2018

Deficiencies abundant in the audit of NSCS financial statements Nalani Stewart News Editor

Nebraska’s Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) raised concerns about the financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2017 of the Nebraska State College System (NSCS). An audit report released in January found problems across all three colleges’, Chadron State College, Peru State College, and Wayne State College, financial statements with deficiencies ranging from the inaccurate preparation of financial statements, and errors in financial reporting. The audit noted that “The NSCS lacked personnel with the required knowledge and expertise to prepare accurate financial statements in accordance with governmental accounting standards.” Further, the auditor explained that at each college, only one person was responsible for preparing the financial statements and there was “no other review procedures in place to ensure accuracy and consistency among colleges.” As a consequence of this the financial statements required many revisions and adjustments. Altogether, the overall error rate came to 77 percent of line items which required adjustments to 74 of the 96 financial line items. Chadron State College (CSC) had an error rate of 6 percent in statement of net position, an error rate of 30 percent in statement of changes, and an error of 46 percent in cash flow statements. CSC’s overall error rate, being the lowest of the three colleges, came to 28 percent, compared to Wayne State College (WSC) whose error rate was 47 percent and Peru State College (PSC) whose came to 67 percent. At CSC, the APA has questions regarding expenses, information gathering methods, methods of collecting money and revenue, and the lack of segregation of duties. Regarding money and revenue, CSC had several financial transactions that did not have proper information to support them. In one situation, there was more cash on hand at the end of concession sales than what was displayed in the cashiering system during an athletic event, with variances ranging from $2 to $12. In another instance, CSC had a deficiency in the documenta-

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tion and collection of $7,778 in insurance money during a summer tracts in accordance with standard language templates. The NSCS football camp. The documentation provided did not “indicate that is not staffed to allow legal review for every contract executed.” someone has compared a complete listing of paid individuals to the “Legal reviews of contacts are necessary to ensure risk and legal actual participants in attendance,” read the audit. implications are mitigated to a low level,” read the audit. CSC also had an infraction wherein which they deposited In additional to other deficiencies, three CSC payments to ven$9,645 for a Track T-Shirt Sale Fundraiser and had inadequate dors, ranging from $14,000 to more than $60,000, were “not issued documentation to support the sales. Among the other deficiencies, within the statutorily required 45-day payment timeframe.” CSC had several untimely deposits including women’s basketball The APA provided suggestions and feedback to the NSCS, and concessions sales. These deposits, according to the Neb. Rev. and the responses were provided in the report. These suggestions Stat. 84-710 (Reissue 2014), should have been cashed “within three provided recommendations that ranged from ways to combat inbusiness days of the receipt thereof when the aggregate amount accurate reporting of revenue and incorrect documentation by is five hundred dollars or more increased training, secondary reviews of and within seven days of the redocumentation and financial information, ceipt thereof when the aggregate The NSCS lacked personnel and uniform reporting templates for all amount is less than five hundred with the required knowledge three colleges and the system itself. In redollars. CSC was knocked on four and expertise to prepare accugard to untimely payments, the APA sugof 14 revenue transactions tested rate financial statements in acgested that the NSCS “implement produces by the APA, one including child cordance with governmental to ensure invoices are paid within 45-days, care revenue that amounted in accounting standards. as required by state law.” $1,250 deposited 11 business days The NSCS had this to say in the audit, after the receipt date. — Charlie Janssen “CSC will review procedures to ensure adeThe APA also audited one of State Auditor quate documentation is kept on file to supCSC’s contracts, specifically the port any payments held past the statutory bidding and awarding process, required 45-days.” during which they found that the The APA also recommended system contracts “did not follow the procedures required by the Board wide training for accounting staff and to all employees responsipolicy” and did not seem to follow “good internal control and ble for data entry in the accounting system to “ensure internally sound business practice.” CSC provided documentation that did prepared information is complete and accurate upon submission not support or follow the proper bidding procedures listed in the to the auditors.” Board Policy 7010. “The NSCS will look for ways to improve existing producers for Several of CSC’s contracts, including “Roots & Wings Inc.,” and financial statement preparation in order to reduce financial state“American Engineering,” also were not reviewed by a legal counsel. ment errors. Those responsible for financial statement preparation The auditors recommended that the NSCS “implement produces have already met and plan to continue meetings to improve conto ensure that all contacts receive a documented legal review,” to sistency and address concerns arose during the audit, as well as to which the NSCS replied, “The NSCS has standard contract forms implement continued training opportunities, when available and reviewed by legal counsel for many contracts. College staff have where necessary, to ensure staff are informed and up to date on been provided training on standard contract language. The Vice the proper financial statement line item handling of transactions,” Chancellor of Facilities and IT reviews major construction con- read the audit.

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Senate encourages clubs to sign up for budget hearings

International Food Tasting Party The International club is hosting an International Food Tasting Party at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 24 in the Scottsbluff Room in the Student Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and children get in free. The party will include 16 international dishes from 16 different countries. RLA is giving away 50 free tickets for students.

Xi Delta Zeta is hosting 5K

Xi Delta Zeta is hosting a “Get Lucky the Right Way” 5K run/walk at 11 a.m., March 17. The run is meant to promote awareness of sexual harassment and the importance of consent. Sign up for the event will be at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 15 and 16 in the Student Center. Those who sign up prior to the event will be guaranteed a T-shirt.

HPER is hosting a Lucky Leprechaun 5K HPER Majors Club and Chadron Community Recreation are sponsoring the Lucky Leprechaun 5k run/walk at 9 a.m. on March 17. Registration fee is $25 and checks can be made payable to Chadron Community Recreation. Check in at the NPAC is from 8:15 to 8:55 a.m. and race starts at 9 a.m. The race is located at the south end of the NPAC. All runners under 18 years of age need to have parent or guardians signature. For registration forms or more information, email Donna Ritzen at

FARM HELP WANTED! Call 308.430. 1926 for more information.

Nalani Stewart News Editor Budget season is underway and AFB has sent out the Budget and Trip packets to all students. Budget hearings will be held March 19 through 22, and appeals will be held on March 26 and 27. Sign-up sheets for the hearing times have been posted. Senate has a current budget of $105, 002.75 in unallocated funds. In allocated unspent funds, Senate has a budget of $153, 303.66. “That’s still quite a bit, but we have eight weeks left,” Vice President of Finance Lukas Klueber said. In another matter, Senate allocated $350 for stoles for 10 students. Senate also allocated $150 towards the purchase of two more jackets for Senators and $455 toward Laser Tag equipment for St. Patrick’s Day. “If clubs don’t have a hearing, they won’t get funded,” Lukas Klueber said. “So, get signed up, and hearings will be next week.” In another matter, petitions for student senate are due by 5 p.m. on Friday to Samantha Merill. If a student is looking to be an Senator at Large, they can get signatures from any full-time student. Those applying for a school senator position can only get signatures from students in that specific school.

“You can find my schedule plastered on the senate door,” Chief Justice Samantha Merill said. “You need 10 signatures to be a senator, and if you’re running for Vice President or President you need 15.” CAB is hosting Free Movie Night this Sunday at the Eagle Theatre. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and students should check the Facebook and Twitter pages for the titles being shown. CAB paired with Psychology club to host a Pajama Movie Night which will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, in the Hub. They will be showing Split. Free Bowling Night is on Saturday, March 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In another matter, Senate discussed AFB Bylaw Revision, and CAB Bylaw Revision. The voting to finalize these revisions was tabled until next week. Frank X Walker, former Poet Laureate for the state of Kentucky, will give a public reading at 7 p.m., today, at the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center. The reading, sponsored by the English and Humanities department, is free and open to the public. Walker is a professor in the department of English and the African American and Africana Studies Program at the University of Kentucky and the founding editor of “Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture.”


NEWS | The Eagle | MARCH 15, 2018

CSC Rodeo Team hosts 14th annual Black Tie Calf Fry Rodeo Team manages to raise $5,500 to cover equipment and travel costs Krystal Wilson Photo Editor The 14th annual Black Tie Calf Fry drew a crowd of about 300 people, including students, faculty and community members, who attended the event to show their support for the CSC Rodeo Team on Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Student Center Ballroom. Those who attended the event enjoyed a roast beef dinner complete with a local favorite, “Calf Fries,” also known as Rocky Mountain oysters. Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, Marvin Garrett, a four-time world champion bareback rider, came out as a supporter of the Rodeo Team and shared his stories and experiences of his life as a cowboy on the rodeo circuit. “He’s a four-time world champion, but he’s a very down to Earth man,” Dustin Luper, CSC rodeo coach, said. “He’s just a great visionary.” The Black Tie Calf Fry serves as the Rodeo Team’s most significant fundraising event of the year. This year, the team was able to raise $5,500 at the event, after expenses. The team will use the funds raised to help cover expenses including equipment, travel costs to competitions and the

purchase and care of livestock. The majority of the funds were raised from the auction items that were donated to the team by various supporters and community members. The live auction that took place during the banquet featured items including western décor, handmade leather goods, paintings, a longhorn skull with custom leather work, and vet expenses. There was also a silent auction which offered similar décor items, tack and livestock feed. During the event, the Rodeo Team honored two significant community members, Dale Travnicek of Harrison, and Bat Pourier of Chadron, with commemorative CSC Rodeo Team jackets as a way of saying “thank you” for the contributions that they and their families have made, and continue to make, to the team. “These have been some great

Photo by Krystal Wilson

Dale Travnicek of Harrison, looks over the items available for live auction during the rodeo team’s Black Tie Calf Fry on Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Student Center Ballroom.

supporters of our program over the years. Dale, I can’t repay him, he comes and helps at our rodeo and I wouldn’t be able to do it without him,” Luper said. “He’s always back there sorting cattle and running things around, and I never have to tell him what to do.”

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Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame bareback rider, Marvin Garrett of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, talked about his life on the rodeo circuit during the rodeo team’s Black Tie Calf Fry, Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Student Center Ballroom. | The Eagle | MARCH 15, 2018

CAB announces upcoming events Loren Ritter Sports Editor

Chadron State College Veterans Association was voted in as an official club Tuesday during CAB. The Spring Daze Club Fair will be held 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 13. It will be a 90’s theme, and clubs are welcome to notify a member of CAB if they wish to set up a booth. CAB will be co-hosting laser tag with RLA from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday, March 17 in the ballroom. Budget hearings start next Monday, and will run through Thursday. Clubs asking for $5,000 and up will be asked to have a hearing Wednesday or Thursday. Sign-ups are on the Senate Office door, and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Appeals will take place on March 26 and 27. The Big Event sign-ups for job sites are now

open, and will stay open until April 12. This Thursday, The Big Event will be hosting the Tower of Power in High Rise. The Big Event will also be hosting a Dodgeball Tournament at 5 p.m. next Thursday, March 22. CAB and the Psychology Club will be hosting a Pajama and Pizza Movie Night next Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in The Hub. The psychological thriller, “Split,” will be shown. The Spring Career Fair will be held Wednesday, March 21. Forty businesses and organizations will be coming to the event to speak with students. “This is a really valuable event for students at any class level because you can get all sorts of information about careers, internships, and other opportunities,” Adviser Deena Kennell said. Free Bowling Night will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 25. Free Movie Night for the month of March is this Sunday, March 18. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The movies being showcased are not known yet, but will be released when known on CAB



BRIEFS Cont. WCHR is now on campus Western Community Health Resources (WCHR) now has a location on campus. They’re providing reproductive health care services in Crites Hall room 012 Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They offer highly confidential visits discussing birth control options, condoms, STI testing, HIV testing and sexual health counseling. Billing is done on a sliding scale to meet a range of financial situations. For more information contact Alexia Ackerman, LPN Case Manager at (308)432-8979 anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or stop by the office at 300 Shelton Street or email at

Frank X Walker to read at the Sandoz Center Frank X Walker, former Poet Laureate of Kentucky, will give a public poetry reading at the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. The reading is a part of Chadron State College’s Distinguished Writer Series and is sponsored by the English and Humanities department. Walker is the author of 8 published collections of poetry and is the winner of the 2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Poetry and the Lillian Smith Book Award. Walker is a professor in the department of English and African American and Africana Studies Program at the University of Kentucky and the founding editor of “Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture.” Walker also coined the word, Affrilachia, and is dedicated to deconstructing and forcing a new definition of what it means to be Appalachian. Walker has degrees from the University of Kentucky and Spalding University, as well as three honorary doctorates from the University of Kentucky, Spalding University and Transylvania University. The reading, which is free and open to the public, is fully funded by the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Society.

Parking Lot Closure Starting Wednesday, March 14, the parking lot behind the football stadium that connects the Nelson Physical Activity Center southern parking lot to the Chicoine Center parking lot, will be closed for the next three weeks. The closure is due to the construction materials delivery and crane work for the football stadium construction. The NPAC parking lot will still be accessible from the west side of campus and the Chicoine Center parking lot from the east side of campus.


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EDITORIAL–THE EAGLE’S VIEW The Voice of Chadron State College since 1920

EDITORIAL BOARD TORRI BRUMBAUGH..............................................Managing Editor NALANI STEWART.........................................................News Editor KATELYN LAMBERT................................................Lifestyles Editor KRYSTAL WILSON........................................................Photo Editor LYDIA PRIVETT.........................................................Opinion Editor LOREN RITTER...........................................................Sports Editor

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Show your appreication for our custodial staff We all know of heroes such as police officers and firefighters, but there are many people that do jobs for little to no thanks or recognition among us every day. It doesn’t often cross our minds the work that goes in to maintaining clean and pleasant environments every day, because oftentimes it’s so maintained on a daily basis that it becomes the norm. To be fair, we hear about firefighters saving lives and fighting fires and shootings involving police, and those saving lives every day. How can you show your appreciation to our wonderful custodial staff here at Chadron State? Firstly, be more conscious of the messes you’re making. It could be something as simple as missing the trashcan in the bathroom when throwing away your paper towel, take the extra couple seconds to pick it up. It could also be something as

easy as wiping your shoes on the rugs when entering a building to save muddy tracks. Not only is this being more considerate of our custodial staff, but it also just keeps our campus looking nicer. Something else you can do to show our appreciation for our custodial staff is to simply start a conversation with them. Even a simple thank you or hello when you’re walking down the stairs that they’re sweeping can make a big difference. Our custodial staff deserve more thank you’s and appreciation than they get. They are what keep our campus looking beautiful and clean. No one wants to use a dormitory restroom that hasn’t been cleaned in a week. No one likes to sit down to study at a table that’s sticky or has crumbs on it. A clean environment is something that we can easily take


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for granted. The Eagle would like to express our appreciation for everything that the custodial staff does to keep our campus looking clean and functioning. When we are working late in the newsroom, you have always been very helpful to us, and for that we are forever grateful. So, next time you see the custodial staff hard at work, say thank you. It’s a simple word, but it goes a long way. If you’re feeling like going the extra mile, make sure your trash is making it in the can, that you’re conscious of the dirt you’re tracking inside or that you’re cleaning up your spills. Together, we can keep our campus a beautiful and clean place! Do your part and appreciate those who have made it their job and are the unsung heroes who do it every day.


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CSC wrestler Brock Thumm ends season as national finalist Torri Brumbaugh

New Mexico, but his hard work showed when he rose to second place and advanced to the championship tournament as Managing Editor a No. 2 seed. In the first round, Thumm wrestled Newberry College’s IsiCSC’s Brock Thumm, 141-pound, redshirt junior of Waah Royal, 141-pound, sophomore of Guyton, Georgia. Thumm tervleit, Michigan, finishes 1-2, Friday, at the NCAA Division “just couldn’t really get to his legs” and lost the round 5-3. II Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, making it the 50th Thumm won the second match by first period pin against straight year that CSC has sent a wrestler to the national tourMinnesota State University Moorehead’s Zach Scott, nament. 141-pound, junior of Holdingford, Minnesota. Thumm’s journey to nationals was unconventional comIn his third and final match, Thumm lost 4-3 against Unipared to most. His chances of finishing the season were diminversity of Indianapolis’s Nick Crume, 141-pound, redshirt seished after he was hospitalized with an infection and kidney nior of Jimtown, Indiana. issues. He ended up missing the last two home duals in late “The third round was interesting because they kept messJanuary against New Highlands and Adams State. ing up the score,” Thumm said. “I should’ve glanced back over “It was definitely a tough road, but once we got healthy [to check the score], but I was just too in my own little world and got past everything, we knew what we were capable of,” during that match.” Thumm said. “We had goals set that we came into the season “There is obviously disappointment on his end and on my with, and we just wanted to achieve those.” end, but I think he is good enough to be an All-American and After two and a half weeks recovering from his illness, a National Champion. He was seconds away from being an all Photo courtesy of Thumm pushed to wrestle on Feb. 3 in the RMAC Champiamerican this year,” Hunter said. “I think moving forward, it onships, where he came in as the number two seed. He said he did not think that was great for him to get some exposure and get some experience at that level. He will he was personally ready to compete at a high level again and his thoughts were con- understand what exactly he needs to do in technique, strength and conditioning and firmed when he lost both matches, 5-4 to Colorado School of Mine’s Lukas Erickson, taking care of his weight. If he does that he will be tough to beat next year.” 141-pound, junior of Holladay, Utah, and 18-3 to California Baptist University’s AnWith the wrestling season officially over, Hunter, Thumm and the rest of the CSC drew Schulte, 141-pound, senior of Corona, California. wrestling team are preparing for next year. Thumm believes the team could be in the “When he was going through his situation and being in the hospital for four days, top 10 next year with both national qualifiers and All-American competitors. he was behind. NCAA regulates what we can do in terms of hours, but he did a lot “We redshirted some top-in guys this year and we will have some freshmen that on his own and in trying to get his conditioning back and get his weight back down,” will be tough next year. We will definitely be a lot better than we were last year and Head Coach Brett Hunter said. our biggest focus right now is having enough depth to compete in the RMAC and in Thumm did not wrestle again until the NCAA Division II Regionals in Las Vegas, the regional tournament,” Hunter said.


Conference Standings As of March 14 Source:



1. Colorado Mesa 2. Colorado Christian 3. Regis 4. Colorado School of Mines 5. MSU-Denver 6. CSU-Pueblo 7. Adams State 8. Chadron State 9. UCCS 10. Black Hills State 11. Fort Lewis 12. New Mexico Highlands

RMAC 12-0 12-0 10-2 8-4 7-5 5-7 3-5 3-7 3-9 2-6 1-11 0-10

Overall 22-0 19-2 15-9 14-10 10-14 6-15 6-16 5-15 8-16 2-14 7-19 4-15


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Sport: Track & Field Class rank: Freshman Hometown: Rancho Verde, California

Sport: Golf Class rank: Junior Hometown: Gering, Nebraska

Grimes earned First Team All-American status by placing sixth in the long jump at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Rahmig led the Eagles in both tournaments over the weekend. She scored 90-90-180 at the Beaver Invitational and 84-84-168 at the Warrior Invitational SAM RAHMIG | The Eagle | MARCH 15, 2018


Two Eagles achieve All-American status Three CSC Track and Field athletes compete in Pittsburg, Kansas Aaron Duin Reporter Chadron State’s best track and field athletes traveled to Pittsburg, Kansas to compete in the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships. The field included the best athletes competing at the Division II level. Three athletes met the qualification standards to enter the meet. Despite the intense competition, two Eagles were able to achieve All-American status. The meet ended the indoor season on a positive note for the Eagles. For the men’s team Isaac Grimes, freshman of Ran-

cho Verde, California, earned First Team All-American status by placing sixth in the long jump. The freshman’s best jump of 24 feet, 3 ¾ inches, on his third attempt earned him the sixth-place finish. The leap was a new personal best for Grimes. On the women’s side Ashton Hallsted, sophomore of Casper, Wyoming, achieved Second Team All-American status in the weight throw. Hallsted’s toss of 55 feet, 3 ¾ inches, was good for 11th place. The third qualifier, Ashlyn Hanson, senior of Seward, finished in 13th place in the national competition. Both Hallsted and Hanson have had considerable success this season. The meet marks the end of the first indoor track

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and field season under the tenure of head coach Riley Howard. The season included many significant performances. Along with the two All-American performances the Eagles earned two individual RMAC titles. Javan Lanier, sophomore of Aurora, Colorado won the RMAC title in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.83 seconds. Additionally, Jessie Bleit, senior of Lewellen, was RMAC champion in the weight throw. The Eagle track and field teams hope to build on the success of the indoor season during the upcoming outdoor season. The Eagle’s will be back in action on March 24 in Spearfish, South Dakota for the Yellow Jacket Spring Open.

12 SPORTS | The Eagle | MARCH 15, 2018

Eagle softball struggles against the Rangers Nicole Lartey Reporter

Photo by Krystal Wilson

Megan Horn (21) sophomore of Colorado Springs, Colorado, pithed during the second of three games against New Mexico Highlands University on Saturday March 3, at CSC.

After a three game winning streak against New Mexico Highlands University at home, CSC’s softball team won one out of a four game series at home against Regis University Sunday and Monday. CSC pitchers Jessica Jarecki, Sophomore of Littleton, Colorado, and Megan Horn, Sophomore of Colorado Springs, Colorado, both had a combination of 16 strikeouts holding Regis University to a 232 batting average. However, Regis was victorious as they won three of the four games in the RMAC four-game weekend tournament away scoring 3-0, 3-2, and 9-1. Game one saw neither the Eagles nor the Rangers strike until the sixth inning. The away team released five hits top of the sixth, assisted by an outfield blunder to secure the only three leads of the game. The Eagles were outplayed by the opposition and were battered, but not completely eliminated in the field. Left field player Aspen Eubanks, senior of Broomfield, Colorado, produced a home stretch delivering extensively in right field in the fourth inning. Catcher Leilani Niccum, freshman of Citrus Heights, California, was in control of an unassisted down play that obtained a putout against Regis’ main base-runner in the top of the seventh. The Eagles had recorded two miscalculations in the first game, however neither were precisely responsible for a run. Jarecki received the loss to drop to 3-8/3-9 earning three runs, meanwhile Rangers’ record holder, Logan Losh, senior of Strasburg, Colorado, advanced to 7-4/7-6 with the game summing up to a 3-0 defeat. CSC failed to be in total control in the dying minutes when they had the opportunity to bat and load bases down in the seventh with two outs. Catcher Kayla Michel, junior of Brighton, Colorado, was the tiebreaker with a Run Batted In single after two-and-one-half scoreless innings passed. Kendyl Moody, junior of Lakewood, Colorado, had the consolation win with the Rangers leading in the sixth, with two singles assisted with an outfield error to equalize the game at 1-1. Both teams scored in the seventh inning. Regis’ Lauren Hernandez, senior of Littleton, Colorado, hit a home run in the top of the inning. Eagles’ Ellie Owens, sophomore of Longmont, Colorado, and Moody both hit a double to secure a run in the bottom before the Eagles left runners on second and third base. Moody was the leading batter for Chadron State in the four game series against Regis. Horn walked two and hit one batter in the eighth pushing the Ranger’s Tori Brown, freshman of Tuscon, Arizona, who had extended base on a blunder, home. The Eagles finished with a runner in scoring position with Michel and Eubanks’ single and sacrifice hit respectively. Monday afternoon saw the CSC softball team sailing through in the final game as they split day two with Regis, winning the last game of the four-game RMAC tournament. Regis won 9-1 in six innings to begin the day before CSC bounced back to win 7-6. CSC dropped to 3-7 in the RMAC, now in eighth position and are all set to compete against sixth-place CSU-Pueblo this weekend in Pueblo, Colorado. | The Eagle | MARCH 15, 2018


Lady Eagles set personal bests in Las Vegas CSC Women’s Golf Team kicks off their Spring season Aaron Duin Reporter The Chadron State Women’s Golf team returned to action for the spring portion of the season this weekend. The Eagles ended the layoff at the Beaver Invitational hosted by Minot State University. The tournament was played at Aliante Golf Club in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday. The Eagles also played in the Warrior Invitational at Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas on Monday and Tuesday. Chadron State showed solid improvement over the course of the week finishing with their best team performance of the 2017-2018 season. The Eagles were led in both tournaments by Sam Rahmig, junior of Gering. Con-

sistency was key to Rahmig’s success as she scored 90-90-180 at the Beaver Invitational and 84-84-168 at the Warrior Invitational. Her performance at the par 72 Stallion Mountain Course landed her in a tie for 24th place. The remaining Chadron State golfers also performed well. At the Warrior Invitational, all of Chadron State’s golfers scored below their stroke averages from the fall leg of the season. Tori Meschke, freshman of Broken Bow recorded her best score as an Eagle on Monday with a round of 87. Adrianna Weeldreyer, freshman of Newell, South Dakota also tied her best score for Chadron State with a first round of 88. Chadron State finished the Beaver Invitational in 10th place with a final scorecard of 388-404-792. In the Warrior Invitational, the Eagle’s score of 350-372-722 was a season-best and earned the team 9th place. The CSC team is back in action March 25 at Walking Stiff Golf Club in for the Pack Spring Invite in Pueblo, Colorado.


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Lady Bird flops Despite accolades and recognition from critics, “Lady Bird” lacks plot Kylee Odenbach Reporter If a movie is nominated for an Oscar it has to be a good one, right? Wrong. The film “Lady Bird” was nominated for several different awards at the Oscars on March 4, 2018, but does that actually make it a movie worth watching? The film basically focuses upon a teenage girl, Lady Bird, navigating her way through life while struggling to get along with her mother. Lady Bird, whose real name is actually Christine McPherson, is a senior in high school who is also applying to several colleges throughout the film. The movie is primarily deemed as both a comedy and drama. Despite having the elements of a comedy and drama, I had several issues with the film. For starters, the movie was very slow starting. “Lady Bird” was somewhat dull. This film completely lacks a plot line. There was no clear rising action, climax, falling action or resolution. The ending in particular was disappointing for me. Some people may enjoy films with no structure, but I do not. The film seemed all over the place. There’s a silver lining to everything in life, including this film. “Lady Bird” did offer some positive content as well. I really enjoyed the comical part of this movie. It helped lighten up the somewhat depressing aspect this film held. My favorite part of “Lady Bird” was when the main character and her friend were caught eating the community wafers in the Catholic Church.

The film also could be viewed as inspiring for high school or college students since it was a coming-of-age story. The main character struggles to get along with her mother, struggles with her social life and struggles with the college application process. She does overcome some of these obstacles and realizes more of her worth throughout the storyline. The main character reaches for the stars when it comes to the colleges she applies for, which I think is something we

all should do. People can definitely take away some positive life lessons from “Lady Bird.” Overall, I would rate “Lady Bird” three stars out of five. The structure of the film was very poor, but the emotions expressed throughout the movie were impressive. It was a decent production, but it didn’t deserve the number of Academy Award nominations it received.

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16 LIFESTYLES | The Eagle | MARCH 15, 2018

EagleLeaders Aydin Mack excels in various ensembles and active involvement on campus Torri Brumbaugh

Mack began to love all genres of music, including “big hit” classical music, jazz, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. He loved music, but always saw it as a hobby. Music started as a hobby for Aydin Mack, 21, junior of Mack initially applied to the University of Nebraska Alliance, but it has now led him to a future in music and a Lincoln as a biology major. After realizing that UNL was role as a leader on the Chadron State Campus. not for him, he decided on coming to Chadron State Mack experienced music from a young age. College as a criminal justice major. Growing up, his mother played the piano and his father “As you can tell, that didn’t really work out. I figured, played the guitar. When Mack was around the age of eight, his well, music is about the only thing I can do right so I need father taught him how to play the guitar, which was his first to follow that,” Mack said. instrument. Mack worked with both Dr. Sidney Shuler, former CSC With music playing a prominent role in his home, director of bands and brass studies, and Dr. Lambert, director of bands and brass studies prior to Dr. Shuler, in high school through lessons and honor bands. A passion for music and a familiarity with the staff led Mack to become an applied music major with a minor in business. Three years later, Mack is thriving as a leader in CSC’s music department. He is a leader in Wind Symphony, CSC’s Jazz Band, the Eagle Pep Band and various other ensembles on campus. “Any trips or purchases usually go through me. My name is now on the invoice, which I think is kind of weird,” Mack said. Mack may have started his musical journey on the guitar, but he now plays piano, drums, violin, trumpet and even Questions? Contact Janet at or sings. While he plays a growing list Deena at or (308)432-6292 Managing Editor


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Aydin Mack, 21, junior of Alliance, clowns around with his instrument Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at the Information Fair. of instruments, he plays the trumpet in most ensembles. Learning the basics of music and being involved at CSC has deepened Mack’s love for music. “Any of the music theory classes with Dr. Stephens has gotten me through my time on campus,” Mack said. “It makes me really understand what we’re doing and it makes music more interesting rather than just listening or picking little things out.” With the support of faculty and staff in the music department, Mack has found his role on campus and said he was happy about his decision to switch majors. “There is this general stigma that music people are pretentious and competitive with each other … but I have met such wonderful people,” Mack said. “And honestly, the faculty here are all completely over qualified for their positions and they are incredible teachers. With the help of them and such great personalities, the music community is really team based and almost like a family.” Mack is so involved in the music department, that he doesn’t have time to do many other activities. But when he does have the time, he loves to be outdoors, whether he’s hiking, rock climbing or at a shooting range. Looking toward the future, Mack hopes to pursue a career in military jazz bands. As for now, he simply wants to excel as a leader in the music department and see more campus involvement in ensembles. “Even though it’s collegiate music, it is open to everybody. Tons of people play instruments, but nobody wants to join a band because we’re ‘nerds,’” Mack said. “[T]here are opportunities to get money and have scholarships. I just think that people should know that everybody has a spot in our department.” Mack ended his interview with the simple statement: “Everybody join band.”

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