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MARCH 27, 2014 ISSUE NO. 9


STUDENT LIFE CANDIDATE VISITS CAMPUS The first of two candidates head to Chadron State.







'RELEASE LIVE' takes the stage on pgs. 7-10

The Big Event tagged with RLA to put students to the test on every level of High Rise.


Photo by Ashley Swanson

Jessica Stodola, senior of Clarkson, jumps into the air during Karl "Minor" McFarlene's last song at 'RELEASE LIVE' 2014 in Memorial Hall's Auditorium, Saturday.

BLUE KEY HITS THE NPAC WITH DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT INDEX NEWS.........................2 OPINION....................5 TAKE TEN.................11 SPORTS...................12 LIFESTYLES.............14

Blue Key is hosting its eighth annual Blue Key "Blue Balls" Dodgeball Tournament at 6 p.m., today in the NPAC.



The Fred Whitfield book signing is in the Student Center Ballroom 6 p.m., today.

SATURDAY: Noon and 2 p.m. SUNDAY: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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NEWS | The Eagle | MARCH 27, 2014

Petitions for Senate due end of March, CAB reminds of elections Mariah Busch Reporter Kelli Bowlin Reporter Petitions to run for Senate are due Monday. All student body members interested in running for Senate should contact a Senate member for a petition. President Jacob Rissler encourages the student body to get involved and make elections competitive. The Senate Scholarship Committee met last week to draft guidelines for scholarship opportunities. The guidelines thus far would include $500 per semester awarded to the President and Vice President, $300 per semester for the Executive Board members, and $150 per semester to Senators. An increase of $50 will be awarded to members for each consecutive term served. A budget of $13,000 to $15,000 for the scholarships would come from the Student Fee Account. The Scholarship Committee will draft an official bylaw to be added to the Senate Constitution and will be voted on during next week's meeting. About 10 water bottle stations will be installed around campus as a result of last week's $15K budget approval. The highest priority locations are the Student Center, the

NPAC, and the basement of High Rise. Remaining locations include: Math and Science building, Old Admin, Burkheiser, Memorial Hall, Edna Hall, Crites Hall, and the Library. Much turmoil over the upcoming coffee shop broke out during this week's Senate meeting. The coffee shop will open in the fall but will not feature a barista, Faculty Adviser Susan Schaeffer said. "Because the previous barista style coffee shops were a failure, a K-cup style will be provided until demand is demonstrated," Schaeffer said. Although many Senate members disagreed with this statement, all were encouraged to use the K-cup coffee shop while expressing interest in demand in an official barista style coffee shop. Senator-At-Large Sean Munger requested a $10,000 budget to fund this year's Nearly Naked Mile scheduled for May 1. The budget will be voted on during next week's Senate meeting. Next year’s officers will be open for nominations at the meeting next Tuesday's CAB meeting, and voting will take place at the last mandatory meeting on April 29. A proposition that officers of CAB receive some sort of compensation in the form of a scholarship has been made and is being discussed. The scholar-

Health survey ready for student input

ship would go only toward tuition. Munger, lead coordinator of the charity event The Nearly Naked Mile, gave a rundown of the logistics behind this event. For The Nearly Naked Mile, people are asked to bring in clothes to donate to the Catholic Ladies. There are prizes for best costume as well as a major prize for the person who donates the most articles of clothing. Munger also asked that if clubs had extra money in their budgets and were willing to donate it that they donate it to this cause. This money would go toward food, prizes, and donations. A finalized schedule of the mile will be posted on Facebook. Free Bowling Night is this Saturday from 8-11 p.m. Those who attend are urged to be respectful of everyone that is there. The last Galaxy Series, a light show, for the semester will take place at 7 p.m., April 3 in Memorial Hall. From 9 p.m.-midnight a double decker party will be going on at the library. NOCS will be upstairs and a toga party will be downstairs. On April 17, the “Sexual Assault: There is No Excuse” event will be going on. This day will consist of contests, guest speakers, and prizes with the goal of bringing awareness that sexual assault is becoming more prevalent in today’s society. This event will take place from 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Ponderosa room.


the school received the survey email. The survey takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. It has about 65 questions that cover a wide range of health related aspects: basic health, health education and safety, alcohol and drugs, sexual behaviors and contraception, weight, nuCSC students recently received emails about the Ameri- trition, exercise, physical health, and mental health. Carnot explained can College Health Association the goals and objecand National College Health tives of the research Assessment survey to be taken group which is workbetween March 24 and April 7. ing on behalf of the “The survey is about what college. student health is like on cam“The goal is to find pus,” Mary Jo Carnot, assistant out what is going director of teaching and learnon around campus,” ing center said. Carnot said, “and Carnot; Susan Schaeffer, aswhat programs we sociate professor of counselneed, to fix and iming, psychology and social prove health.” work; and Kathleen Kirsch, asWhen students sociate professor of social and complete the survey, Photo by Ashley Swanson communication arts, are headtheir names will be ing up a group of people that "Click & Win" is as easy as one, two, three and continues until April 7. put into a drawing administrate the survey. to win these prizes: a Mini Students who are seeking a Jambox by Jawbone Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, $25 Waldegree and live on campus or are within a 60 mile radius of Mart gift card, or a CSC T-shirt.

Mackenzie Watson Reporter

Weekly Calendar: March 27 - April 2 - No H8 Week T-Shirt decorating, 11 a.m., SC Bordeaux Rm


- Fred Whitfield, 7 p.m., SC Ballroom - Late Night, Pool Tournament, 9 p.m., SC Lobby

- Brooks House of Pancakes, 8 p.m., Kent Red Room


Photo by Ashley Swanson

Roy Littrel of Chadron, cuts cement to make room for a new fire hydrant on the corner of Main and 12th streets. Littrel Construction of Chadron replaced the hydrant after the previous one was sheared by a pickup. The new fire hydrant cost $5,000.

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- Chadron History Harvest, 9 a.m., Mari Sandoz Center



- Student Senate, 5 p.m., SC Scottsbluff Rm


- Night of Freedom, 7 p.m., SC Scottsbluff Rm

- Student Recital, 11 a.m., Chicoine Atrium - CAB, 6 p.m., SC Scottsbluff Rm


- AFB Budget Hearings, 6 p.m., SC Scottsbluff Rm


NEWS | The Eagle | MARCH 27, 2014


Coffee shop setbacks percolates anger with students Leana Tajkov Reporter Student dissent is brewing over the coffee shop earmarked for the Reta E. King Library. The coffee shop will feature a self-service K-Cup dispenser instead of a full-service barista, fulfilling its original plan, head of dining services Tracy Shuck said. “It was never designed like a real coffee shop,” Shuck said Wednesday morning. “A couple of factors determined why there will only a K-Cup dispenser. One is money, two is traffic.” Shuck said that he has no control over the opening date.

Shuck’s explanation came on the heels of an email sent Monday to The Eagle by Student Association Vice President Nathaniel Jones stating that students had been expecting a full service shop. Jones stated that he acquired his information from a student who serves on a planning committee. “I find this absolutely outrageous that we have been told we are getting a coffee shop and this is what they are giving us,” Jones’ email states. “I feel that when students realize this they are going to be extremely dissatisfied.” In this week’s Student Association meeting, turmoil over the coffee shop erupted among student representatives. However, Association Faculty Adviser Susan Schaeffer explained the reason for the self-serve system.

“Because the previous barista style coffee shops were a failure, a K-cup style will be provided until demand is demonstrated,” Schaeffer said in Monday’s association meeting. (See Student Association story, page 2.) She also said the shop is expected to open in fall 2014. Her projection is at least the second anticipated opening. Earlier this year, The Eagle reported that Physical Facilities Coordinator Blair Brennan had projected the shop would be open at the end of February. “There are a lot of stories of what they (students) think it was,” Shuck said. “Sure there might be some disappointment, but if they are open-minded and it’s a new point of service on campus they can use within a program, I think it will be OK.”

Strive for happiness in 8 steps despite obstacles Betty Mays Reporter Happiness and success are what most people strive for in life, but there are many obstacles that can stand in the way of us obtaining them. On Friday and Saturday, MK Mueller, international trainer and author of the book ‘8 to Great,’ hosted a training workshop in the student center’s Bordeaux/Lakota rooms to help people discover the tools for being happy and successful in eight steps. There were about 20 people who attended the ‘8 to Great Workshop’ from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. Among those attending

were teachers from Red Cloud, S.D. high school; Bayard high school; Spearfish, S.D. high school; and Billie Knifong, manager of residence life programs. Knifong said that the workshop was split up into two days in order to have Friday be a day of training for those who want to be able to teach Mueller’s process. From 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, was also a part of the training session before the 1-4 p.m. session, for the trainees to teach a group of Pine Ridge Job Corps kids the eight steps to a positive change. “I think anyone could benefit from this program,” Knifong said. “It could be life changing for people. It truly is for anyone and everyone.” According Mueller’s website, her professional journey began

for her when she was a high school teacher that had reached rock bottom and found herself in a domestic violence shelter. Since the changes Mueller went through she has been helping others learn the process to success through her trainings and workshops, along with her book ‘8 to Great’, published in 2009. Mueller’s book has gone on to win two national “Best SelfHelp Book of the Year” awards in 2010. “We offer a process, most offer a list; we offer ingredients,” Muller said about her book, which is why she believes it has won those awards. “The only thing keeping people back is thinking we can’t be happy. Stop worrying! Live in the present and forget the past,” Mueller said.

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Career fair brings internship opportunities to students Kali Blevins Reporter

Photo by Leana Tajkov

A Nebraska State Trooper, left, explains his profession to Mercy Gagnon, senior of Togo, Africa, Friday at the Career Fair in the Student Center Ballroom.

Chadron State students had the chance Friday to visit with many businesses about internships and future job opportunities in the future at the annual CSC Career Fair in the Student Center Ballroom. “It is a good opportunity for students,” Director of Career and Academic Planning Services Deena Kennell said. “It is the only time in life when jobs look for you, not the other way around. “It has been a struggle in the past to get students to attend. I don’t know if they know what a great opportunity it is,” Kennell said. “Students are able to connect with many different employers, and quite a few students are able to receive internships.” All students were welcomed to go and meet the

different employers and internships available for students who are sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The more students who participate, the more venders who come to the job fair the following year, Kennel said. “You had to approach the venders and talk to them, instead of having them just talk to you,” Allison Hoover, 22, senior of Crete, said. “I was looking for a business job and was able to apply for a job at a bank.” More than 30 venders made their way to Chadron State. A number of financial and business venders were present along with representatives from the agricultural, forestry, health, and law enforcement sectors. The agencies ranged from the federal and state level to private businesses. Multiple venders returned this year from last year with more graduate and professional schools attending than in previous years. Only three of the venders were from Chadron and the remaining venders were from Nebraska and the surrounding states.

Multi-campus harvest brings history to life Betty Mays Reporter History is all around us and every person has their own history to share. For those interested in historical artifacts or just a history nut, the Chadron History Harvest is the place to be this Saturday. The Mari Sandoz Center-Chicoine Atrium will be open from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. for the public to bring in historical objects. The Chadron History Harvest is hosted by David Nesheim, social and communication arts assistant professor, and his History 465 Processes in North American West class. This has been a semester long project that 12 students have been working on. “Learning technical skills and producing the event, doing the actual event, and then they have to curate it digitally,” Nesheim said about what his class entails. The CSC chapter of the History Harvest is a segment of a larger “History Harvest,” which the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History started. UNL has been working on the History Harvest in order to create a large artifact-based digital archive of historical artifacts that have been gathered from communities across the United States. Nesheim said that UNL wanted to collaborate with other colleges, the University of Nebraska-Kearney and CSC, in order to create a multi-campus History Harvest. The History Harvest will be open for the public to bring in their history artifacts and objects to add to a collection of the people’s history. Nesheim said that he is hoping for this event to be, “very hands on and hopefully democratic.” “We want people to bring things that are important to them,” he said. For more information about the History Harvest movement go to

Beu talks with students during lunch in the cafeteria.

Photos by Ashley Swanson

Pat Beu, the first candidate to visit campus, laughs will talking with students, Wednesday in the cafeteria.

Beu puts his hand to his chest while talking about responsibilities.

Student affairs candidate visits campus Pat Allen Beu visited Chadron State College Wednesday to tour the campus and speak with some Student Government representatives and students. Beu is a candidate for the senior director of Student Affairs position after the resignation of Aaron Prestwich in December 2013.

Beu went to lunch at the cafeteria and answered questions from CSC students. He has held the director of retention and testing registrar and academic services at South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City, for 10 years. The second candidate for the job will be coming to Chadron on Friday to meet with students and tour the campus.




Senate’s spending does not quench students’ thirst | The Eagle | MARCH 27, 2014

Be involved but not too involved

Teri Robinson Photo Editor

All of a sudden a sip of water seems to be worth thousands. Either that or a turn of the wrist is. Last Monday, senators voted in favor of allocating a $15,000 budget toward the installation of a handful of water bottle filling stations around campus. This week Senate approved that 10 stations would be scattered around campus, starting with high priority areas. It’s understandable to place the stations in the high priority areas, such as the Student Center, NPAC, and the High Rise basement. Some of the lower priority areas, such as Edna Hall, Old Admin, and Math and Science, are questionable. Furthermore, what separates the water bottle stations from drinking fountains is that it’s easier to fill bottles and jugs, which is great, but doesn’t necessitate $15,000 for 10 stations. The allocation’s passing is questionable because the demand for the stations does not appear high. Indeed, nearly half of the Senators opposed the measure, but clearly not enough could stop it. While it is likely there is some demand from students who want a more convenient way to fill their water bottles, are we REALLY we that lazy? Is it really that difficult to hold a water bottle over a drinking fountain, or to walk into a bathroom and fill it up there? It is easy to fill water bottles in fountains, and while it is admittedly inconvenient to fill a gallon jug at a water fountain, the convenience gained does not justify $15,000. Although there are some benefits to these stations, we question whether it is worth spending that much money for something many students may not use.

Students are instructed at a young age to get involved with sports, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work, and while you grow up adults continue to push involvement. However, getting involved can produce problems. Starting in middle school, adults persuade you to become an active person. Parents, teachers, and other adults persuade you to join sports, choir, and, if available, theatre. In eighth grade, I joined the volleyball team, basketball team, and track and field. Along with school-related activities, some parents encourage their children to begin down the path of volunteerism. I was a volunteer clerk/store assistant for the Alliance Mission Store from fifth grade through high school. Once you get to high school, adults

go from persuading you to be involved to harassing you to be active. Teachers tell you that getting involved will be a great resume builder. Also, when you are applying for colleges and scholarships, the more active you are, the better chance you have in being the top pick. The problem with getting involved, however, is being too busy for other important responsibilities. My brother has been part of basketball, baseball, track and field, and football since he was old enough to be, and as a junior in high school he has not had a job because he does not have time. This has two effects on him. The positive is that he will get scholarships in academics and has already received offers from colleges in athletics. The negative is he has no job experience. In high school, I played softball for two years, bowling for three years, and joined FFA and choir my senior year to fill up time. I also had a stable job from the time I was a 16-year-old. I was not over-involved and did not try hard to differentiate myself from my classmates. Toward the end of my senior year, when I was applying for scholarships, I began to realize how uninvolved I was in high school. That backfired on me when I did not receive any scholarships or grants and was only eligible for loans. I was blessed with my job because I have had no problem being hired due


we asked:


“How long should officials search for the missing Malaysian plane and should they give up the search?”




“If they have an idea of where the plane is, search until it’s found.”

“Keep looking, leave no man behind.”

“Sure, search for a couple more weeks.”

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to my experience in various jobs. College is not different than middle school and high school in the sense that adults are still encouraging participation. In college however, this becomes an even bigger issue. As a freshman I was involved in two different clubs associated with my major. Through the years I have been involved in the school newspaper, various clubs, Student Senate, and have had a job every year of college. Recently, I applied for a position on campus and was denied. After receiving my letter of rejection, I was informed I needed to be more involved; but with clubs corresponding with what I applied for. After three years of college, I have realized that getting too involved in different campus organizations it will backfire. I was involved and was not told to leave one over the other, but I felt a strong tension between them. My character was beginning to be questioned because of this, and I made the decision to drop a few involvements. Through my life I’ve been told to be involved. Where I have the problem is when people encourage you to be active, then turn around and attempt to persuade you to choose their organization over your career path, all for their personal benefit. People who encourage students to be involved should do so to benefit the student, not themselves.

21, junior of Bayard

19, junior of Hay Springs


24, junior of Casper, Wyo. “I feel like they should search for a month more and be done.”


22, senior of Aurora, Colo. “It’s hard to say. I don’t think there’s enough to say foul play; the Indian Ocean is too big to search all.”


OPINION | The Eagle | MARCH 27, 2014

Handle Phelps’ passing with care

Richard Heule III Columnist


ast Wednesday, the world sang, “Ding dong the witch is dead” in response to the passing of Fred Phelps. For those who aren’t aware, Fred Phelps was the founder and head of the Westboro Baptist Church, the hate group infamous for picketing the funerals of gays and soldiers with signs that read, “God Hates Fags.” The “church” itself has ended up in the news more times than I’d like to remember. As a result of Phelps’s death, there have been many LGBT people — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender — who have been consider-

ing picketing his funeral in an act of revenge for all of the past occurrences with the Westboro Baptist Church. As much as I would like to see the tables turn, I really don’t think it would be a good idea. It would just be adding fuel to the never-ending fire between LGBT people and WBC people. It’s not going to be worth it in the long run. There might be a second’s worth of satisfaction, but in the end it won’t satiate hunger for justice. If one really wants the “church” to suffer, just ignore them. They follow the same mentality as that of an internet troll: they feed on people’s negativity and can’t get enough of it. If you just ignore them, they would probably just fizzle out and not bother anyone anymore. However, there have been some creative counter-protests as of late. One of the most recent examples I can think of happened last Friday at a Lorde concert in Kansas City, Missouri. Westboro Baptist Church was picketing the event while there was a group of people across the street holding up a banner that read “Sorry for you loss.” I guess if you want to kill something, what better way to do it than with kindness?

Aside from the Westboro Baptist Church, hate groups in general all follow the same agenda. They feed on the negativity that they spread and in turn receive. It may be hard to love your enemy in this day and age, but it can be done. As an LGBT supporter, I hate having to hear about how gay people are apparently one giant sin and will go burn in Hell for all eternity. Sorry, but that’s not the case. I know a lot of LGBT people who are probably nicer people than me. Just because someone loves someone else of the same sex doesn’t mean they are defective. Homosexual patterns arise in nearly every species on the face of the Earth. If anything, it’s probably more normal than a lot of the sadistic kinks that heterosexual people never talk about. In the passing of Fred Phelps, let us remember that hate begets hate, violence begets violence. Don’t continue the vicious cycle that the world has presented us by desecrating the funeral of a man who was probably one of the worst people to live. Instead, learn to let it go. Besides, if you really want to stick it to the Westboro Baptist Church, just go to a Lorde concert.

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f you follow professional football or basketball (or have watched Sportscenter sometime in the last two months), you have probably heard stories about Michael Sam and Jason Collins, a football player and basketball player respectively. These two athletes have been lauded for publicly announcing they were gay, with Collins being the first openly gay player in major team sports, and Sam being the first openly gay football player. National Sports Media like Sportscenter, Sports Nation, and Yahoo Sports are promoting tolerance by celebrating their decision to come out, but they are also hindering progress for integrating gay people into major sports. The problem with all the talk about these two players is that national media

are making a big deal out of the players’ sexual preference, as if it should matter. I support both these athletes, but should they really be given so much attention? Jason Collins dominated the news with his debut for the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 23, but had zero points and two rebounds. As a basketball player, that is a bad night. Yet he was the entire highlight for that game, which the Nets won thanks to a great game from Deron Williams. Williams got little to no recognition. Does it really preach tolerance to scrutinize every single stat a gay athlete produces and pretend that what he or she did is amazing? At the end of the day, each is just an athlete. Just a person. Just like the ethnicity or upbringing of other athletes do not define them, being gay should not define these players. Imagine if media outlets still made a big deal out of a player’s race. Do sports

networks focus on black or Hispanic players who perform poorly, and how unimpressive they were, simply because of their race? Of course not. They focus on the best players of the night. The fight for gay rights has mirrored the fight for civil rights from decades ago. Nobody makes a big deal about minority players in professional sports anymore. By shining so much spotlight on a mediocre performance, sports media are prohibiting true progress. A players’ sexual preference should not matter; his or her production is ALL that matters. Their private lives are none of our business, and they should be judged as athletes before anything else. Michael Sam and Jason Collins have taken the first step for gay athletes to be assimilated into professional team sports, and now it’s time for us to stop seeing them as gay people and see them solely as players.

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Mackenzie Watson Reporter Chadron State College’s eighth annual “RELEASE LIVE” hit the stage Saturday in Memorial Hall’s Auditorium. This year’s performance went away from the talent show that it has been in past years. “Release” featured three major artists this year: “Living in Air,” Freddy Culp, senior of Mililani, Hawaii, and Karl “Minor” McFarlene, senior of Montego Bay, Jamica. Signature Resolution, CSC’s A Capella group consisting of seven members, started the night off with a stunning performance that was “pitch perfect.” The next group to take the stage was “Living in Air.” The group featured Arielle Tiensvold, senior of Rushville. The band was made up of Nicole Blaylock, freshman of Chadron, and Lauren Morris, junior of Centennial, Colo., on backup vocals; Tom Frear, junior of Columbus, on drums; Travis Hency graduate student of Chadron on bass guitar; and Tanner Johns, sophomore of Alliance, on guitar. The group performed “Holding Out For A Hero,” by Ella Mae Bowen, “Waiting for Charlie,” by Etta James, “Saw Red,” by Sublime, and many others. Culp and Tiensvold’s duet of “Roar,” by Katy Perry, had the crowd clapping along. There was a break between sets in which Alex Rodriguez, senior of Carolina, Puerto Rico, took the stage and recited his heartfelt poem. Culp wowed the audience with his voice and piano playing. He showed a wide variety of talent by singing an R&B song by Chris Brown, “Yo” and then a country hit mix-up of “Invisible” and “Wanted,” by Hunter Hayes. He also sang one

of his originals, “Real Man.” Culp finished up his set with a Christan song, “Because Of Who You Are” with saxophone player Drew Kasch, sophomore of Highlands Ranch, Colo. Last but not least to take the stage was McFarlene who sang and danced to many of his original songs. McFarlene, who helped set up this year’s “Release Live,” was pleased with how the event turned out. “Release Live” was McFarlene’s last big performance at CSC. He said it was a “bitter sweet” performance. McFarlene’s performance wouldn’t have been the same without his backup dancers: Katie Kosnjek, senior of Omaha, Jessica Stodola, junior of Clarkson; Crae Carpenter, sophomore of Saint Charles, Ill.; and Siopea HoChing, junior of Chadron. The dancing didn’t stop at the end of the 2014 performance, instead the party continued over to the Student Center Ballroom where The Pit hosted the Party with the Stars. McFarlene gave special thanks to the people who made “Release Live” possible this year including: Joshua Scheler, sophomore of Box Elder, creative director; Christina Scheler, junior of Box Elder, Laure Sinn, student activities director; and HoChang. “They really helped make my vision come true,” McFarlene said.


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Freddy Culp senior of Mililani, Hawaii, plays piano and sings during his performance. | Photo by Teri Robinson

Karl “Minor” McFarlene, senior of Montego Bay, Jamaica, points at the audience during one of his many performances at RELEASE LIVE 2014 in Memorial Hall’s Auditorium, Saturday. | Photo by Ashley Swanson

Signature Resolution, CSC’s new a capella group, sings as the opening



g act. | Photo by Ashley Swanson | The Eagle | MARCH 27, 2014


Arielle Tiensvold, senior of Rushville, sings during one of her performances during Release Live 2014 in Memorial Hall Auditorium Saturday. | Photo by Teri Robinson




Drew Kasch, sophomore of Highlands Ranch, Colo., plays a saxophone in instrumental duet with Freddy C. | Photo by Ashley Swan-

Main performers, their back-up dancers and band members filled the stage with music for the jampacked auditorium.


NUMBER OF ACTS Each act had a number of performances, which started ‘RELEASE LIVE’ from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Alex Rodriguez, senior of Carolina, Puerto Rico, recites a poem as part of the opening act for Freddy C. | Photo by Teri Robinson



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Spring football season kicks off Saturday Kali Blevins Reporter The Chadron State football team will resume practice on Saturday with more than 90 players preparing for the 2014 season. The Eagles will have 14 additional practices leading up to the annual spring game at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. All practices are open to the public. “We are very excited for the spring season. We will be able to get our younger guys more reps and ready for the 2014 season,” Head Coach Jay Long said. “We lost 15 seniors this last season, and we will be looking to replace those guys. We will use the spring to get the younger guys from the redshirt role to the role of a varsity player. Our veteran players will also bring great leadership to the team and will help the team grow and improve from last year.” This will be Long’s third year as head coach. Last season, he led the Eagles to an 8-3 record and also a second place finish in the RMAC. Also returning to the gridiron for CSC are 48 letter winners and 12 starters, with a majority of the returning starters on defense. Returning starters include All-RMAC safety Lane Haller, senior of Gordon, linebacker Dylan Furrier, junior of Tuscon, Ariz., and RMAC Defensive Freshman of the Year Ryan Wood, sophomore of Stockton, Calif.

Remaining defensive starters include both cornerbacks—Conor Casey, senior of Rapid City, S.D., and Jordan Jones, sophomore of Colleyville, Texas—and three defensive linemen—Kyle McCarthy, junior of Aurora, Dillon Breinig, senior of Arapahoe, and Zach Sandstrom, senior of Chadron. The returning offensive starters are quarterback Jonn McLain, senior of Chadron; offensive linemen Mike Lorenzo, senior of Oak Park, Calif.; Sam Parker, senior of Harrison; and Daniel Sotelo, junior of Grand Island. McLain and Parker were both named to the All-RMAC team in 2013. Also returning for the Eagles is punter Zach Smith, sophomore of Gering, and placekickers Randy Wentz, sophomore of Scottsbluff, and Alex Ferdinand, senior of Rapid City, S.D. Long said he is excited for spring ball and that the football team has improved with the benefit of using the 6,250 square foot strength and conditioning center, which opened in November 2013. “The staff has done a great job of getting the team ready for spring football. The weight room has been an enormous contribution to getting the guys ready. During the winter we focused on the players and getting them ready for the spring—those who needed to gain weight and those who needed to lose weight.”

2014 CSC Spring Football Schedule Public practices at Elliot Field


Sport: Softball Position: Shortstop Class rank: Freshman Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.

10 a.m. Saturday, March 29

4 p.m. Friday, April 11

10 a.m. Sunday, March 30

10 a.m. Saturday, April 12

4 p.m. Monday, March 31

10 a.m. Sunday, April 13

4 p.m. Friday, April 4

4 p.m. Monday, April 14

Lecher scored two RBIs on two hits on Friday against Colorado Christian University in Lakewood. One of her hits includes a double. In 60 at bats this season, the freshman has tallied 11 RBIs on 20 hits.

10 a.m. Saturday, April 5

4 p.m. Wednesday, April 16


10 a.m. Sunday, April 6

4 p.m. Monday, April 21

4 p.m. Monday, April 7

4 p.m. Friday, April 25

2014 Spring football game 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26

Sport: Golf Class rank: Sophomore Hometown: Wahoo Harris led the Eagle golfers this week in their opening spring meet at Montana State University—Billings. She placed ninth with a score of 87, 40 on first 18 holes and 47 on the second 18 holes. She is one of two Eagles to score in the top 10.

Softball team splits another doubleheader Evan Brooks Reporter The Chadron State softball team split a pair of games Friday at Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, winning the first game 3-2. The Eagles hit three runs in the final three innings to snag the come-from-behind win over the Cougars, who scored five runs in the first inning of Friday’s other game to cruise to an 8-0 victory in five innings. After Friday’s games, Chadron State has an 11-15 overall record, 8-6 in the RMAC. The two teams were set to square off in another double-header Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.,

but the games were cancelled due to bad weather conditions. In the first game, the Eagles got down 2-0 before shortstop Courtney Lecher, freshman of Fort Collins, Colo., hit an RBI double scoring infielder Taylor Bauer, freshman of Rapid City, S.D. After a scoreless sixth inning, Lecher hit another single in the seventh to plate infielder Caroline Johnson, sophomore of Firestone, Colo. With the bases loaded, outfielder Shea Graham, sophomore Colorado Springs, scored to give CSC a 3-2 advantage after outfielder Rebecca Wetsch, junior of Erie, Colo., was hit by a pitch. CSC pitcher Kylee Polsley, senior of Omaha, allowed a walk in the seventh inning but forced three fly-outs to secure

the win. Polsley scattered nine hits throughout the game, striking out seven and improving her record to 7-5. Lecher, Katie Londo, senior of Colorado Springs, and Casey Polk, junior of Golden, Colo., had two hits apiece. Bauer and Caity Pelayo, sophomore of Parker, Colo., both added singles to contribute to the win. In the second game, Colorado Christian hit a grand slam in the first inning followed by a solo shot in the third on their way to an easy 8-0 victory. In the loss, the Eagles were held to just three hits, delivered by Bauer, Wetsch, and inFile photo by Ashley Swanson fielder Rebeka Prokaski, freshPitcher Kylee Polsley, senior of Omaha, throws a pitch during an April 6, 2013, game. man of Broomfield, Colo.

SPORTS | The Eagle | MARCH 27, 2014


Golf team finishes 4th in first spring meet Clint Johnson Reporter

File photo by Ashley Swanson

Nicole Thramer, freshman of Bartlett, putts during a practice round on August 27, 2013, at Ridgeview Country Club Golf Course.

The CSC golf team finished fourth with a 379 score in their first spring meet at the Montana State University— Billings Yellow Jacket Spring Invite, last Thursday. The meet was completed on Thursday, due to the bad weather that was forecasted for Friday. The teams completed the first 18 holes, but wind gusts in the late in the afternoon suspended play. Schuyler Wetzel, sophomore of Hot Springs, S.D., finished 10th with scores of 42-46 totaling 88 at the end of the meet. Emma Harris, sophomore of Wahoo, finished ninth with scores of 40-47, and a final score of 87. Danielle Brennan, freshman of Ellsworth, finished with a final score of 98, 50 in the first half and 48 in the second half. Cali Crile, freshman of Chadron, scored a 106 going 53 in each half. The golfers will compete next Monday and Tuesday at Regis University, Denver.

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ABC News: “Air France plane diverted, forced to refuel after Russia abruptly closes airspace for a military exercise.”

#Pop Culture

“Well being short has its advantages my friend.” —Monday, Old Admin

US Weekly: “Character actor James Rebhorn died at age 65. He’s starred on Homeland, White Collar, and had a key role on Seinfeld.”

“I just want to chill with elephants.” —Tuesday, Old Admin


“It all comes down to the bacon fat.” —Tuesday, Old Admin

Stephen Colbert: “Fun Fact: Before his long career as “ex-president”, Jimmy Carter once served as the president! Look it up!”

“My fortune cookie called me a high class hooker.” —Monday, Cafeteria Tweet your CSC overheards to @eagleoverheard

Conan O’Brien: “To be fair, I’m pretty sure Crimeans probably can’t find Los Angeles on a map either.”

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Sara Valentine, 22, senior of Ravenna, runs away from six erupting pop bottles during a science experiement for Karen Enos’, associate professor of education, Elementary Block class, Thrusday.


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LIFESTYLES | The Eagle | MARCH 27, 2014


"The Walking Dead" leaves viewers thirstier than ever Sara Labor Reporter

The dead have invaded every facet of media: in books, movies, television, and comics, zombies run rampant. The most notable piece of zombie culture is the television show “The Walking Dead,” a show that, on average, draws in 19.9 million viewers weekly. If you were looking for me on a Sunday night, I would be among the 19.9 million, perched on the edge of my seat and chewing my nails. But despite somehow managing to maintain a following, the show has become dry. The zombies have lost their appeal (they’re hardly as scary as they once were) and most deaths on the show are met with excitement rather than mourning. The first half of this season was a slow venture of trying to find medicine to vaccinate those who fell sick in the prison

settlement that the main character, Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, set up. There was some arguing, some murder, some “what do we do next?” Yawn. I was beginning to grow tired of the all talk, no action. No one wants to watch Rick interrogate a woman for an hour. Everyone tunes in for the thrills, for sword-swinging Michone and cross-bow-slinging Dareyl. The mid-season finale, however, ended with the prison in flames and the group split. Each episode focused on a different, small group, making their way along some train tracks to “Terminus,” a sanctuary for all in the zombie apocalypse. The dynamic of a split group has allowed for far more interesting stories to come forward. We have learned more about the elusive, quiet Michone. We see more about Carl, Rick’s son. In “After,” he walks into a postered room, a big screen TV against the wall and Xbox games piled beside it. He grins at it for a moment, before coming back to reality and stripping the television chord for wire to tie the front door shut. The audience sees how the apocalypse has stripped away his childhood. Most interesting of all the storylines is that of Daryl and

Beth. Beth has just watched her father be brutally murdered, and, the previously hardened “I don’t cry anymore,” teenager, breaks down for the first time in front of Daryl. Even more stunning is when Daryl, constant bad-ass, breaks down too. “Rick, Glenn, Maggie, you ain’t never gonna see her again,” he yells at her. Maggie, of course, is her older sister, and she may feel this the most out of his list. But Rick and Glenn are more like family to Daryl than they are to Beth. The audience sees them both deal with the loss of their family, Beth through taking her first drink, Daryl through some screaming and yelling. It ends up being one of the most emotionally charged episodes of the entire series, and as a result, also one of the best episodes of the entire series. This Sunday will bring the season finale which is guaranteed to be emotional. And if it follows the pattern of the past few months, it is guaranteed to be awesome. If you’re a previous watcher who gave up the series for lack of excitement and intrigue, now is the time to pick it back up. Never has zombie television been as good as this season of “The Walking Dead.”

The BIG Tower of Power reaches new heights Sarah Townsend Contributor

The Big Tower of Power, sponsored by the RLA and The Big Event, took over High Rise Friday night from 6-9 p.m. to give the students a fun activity and the opportunity to sign up for the Big Event. The Big Tower of Power consisted of games and/or obstacles on every floor of the building, and the only way students could advance to the next floor was to pass the obstacles on the previous floors and receive a bracelet of a certain color. On the first floor of the building, the students signed up and received a bracelet to move up to the second floor. The second floor found students playing a game called “Egg, chicken, dinosaur.” This is basically just a grown-up version of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Winning allowed them to move up to the next floor. On the third floor the students got tangled up playing Twister. Pictionary was the game played on the fourth floor, and Bag Toss was the game on the fifth. On the sixth floor,

the students had to pose as whatever they drew out of a vase and get their pictures taken in order to advance. The seventh floor game was Black Jack and the students had to beat the dealer to move up. The eighth floor was charades and students had a great time acting out the items they chose. The ninth floor featured a Tic-Tac-Toe tournament that proved fairly difficult. On the tenth floor, the students broke a sweat trying to maneuver their way through the Crab Walk Obstacle Course. After finishing the course, students were able to move up the top floor and received a ticket for the smaller prizes. Along with becoming eligible for the prizes, upon reaching the top floor, the students were also given the opportunity to sign up for the Big Event. Once they signed up for the Big Event, they were put in the drawing for a Kindle Fire. “I thought the Tower of Power was a great idea. It was pretty fun, and I think it’s cool that they paired up with the Big Event., Shauna Murphy, sophomore of Hot Springs, S.D., said. Murphy was the first girl to finish all of the challenges and reach the top level. Anyone still interested in signing up for the Big Event can do so in the Student Center until this Friday.

Photos by Teri Robinson

TOP: Students participate in the Crab Obstacle Course on floor 10 of High Rise. LEFT: Callie Johnson, 18, freshman of Casper, Wyo., and Hannah Love, 18, freshman of Fremont, play Twister on floor three. RIGHT: Students play Tic-Tac-Toe on floor nine during The Big Tower of Power Friday.


MARCH 27, 2014 | The Eagle |

CSC student reflects on culture change Leala A. Lewis Contributor We begin our journey 10 hours by train southwest of Beijing to Liang Dang County, Gansu Province. Traveling 70 miles through the rough, winding roads of Da Dian Gou’s low, rolling mountains we reach a small mining camp made up of 10, large, armygreen canvas wall tents. Amid the crisp, foggy morning air are 40 drillers comprised of men from Mongolia, Australia, Russia, Canada, and America, a Chinese management team with helpers from China, and three women readying themselves for their daily duties in the camp. Yanrong Liang, better known as Doris across CSC’s campus who is from Feng Xian County, Shaanxi Province, was one of three women in the camp. Her duties included purchasing groceries and supplies, completing times cards, and coordinating and translating. “(It was) Really interesting because it was a man’s world,” Liang said. “There were only three woman on our job site, me, as an official employee and two another ladies, cleaning and cooking.” Liang was spoiled some, but was expected to work alongside the men, being told by her male supervisor, “OK since you’re here, I don’t want you to think you are a

princess, you do whatever we do,” Liang said. Liang especially enjoyed translating the English language. “Since middle school, I’ve always been so interested in English, the language,” she said, “I had a passion about this language.” Liang’s unique experience in the camp translating and dealing with people from other cultures was a stepping stone that better prepared her for bringing her childhood dream of coming to the U.S. to fruition four years later. “I learned invaluable things from that job. I would say that the most interesting, most exciting, but also a…..I guess it was during that period of time some of my qualities, all of my potentials that I discovered, it’s more like, not how to work with men, but coordinating between foreigners and the Chinese people,” she said. Liang’s time in the camp helped her make a quick transition here. However, she said it was a challenge balancing the cultural differences between China and the U.S. that tested her personal beliefs and values. “When I first got here I was so eager to fit in, or tend to think that this culture is better,” she said. “I’m not sure why I wanted to fit in or to be more American when I first got here. I feel most students feel that phase; tend to reject your own culture. Later on you might feel like you’re in a place, where one thought conflicts with another. You just feel like I should, this is where I am, I should agree with them, what they

say is right. On the other hand, you feel like that is not what I’ve been taught, that’s not what my culture tells me is right,” she said. It wasn’t long before Liang struck a balance between the different cultures. “As you are staying here longer,” she said, “you do realize you know some things you just feel are not your values. You feel like while you don’t have to be exactly the same as others, whatever they think is important, but you don’t have to think it’s important; you don’t have to agree on their world views or their values. I guess now I’m at a point where if I think what I believe it is right, if I believe it, it’s mine. If I don’t believe it I do not force myself to agree with someone else’s (beliefs).” As I talked with Liang, who is also president of the international club, I realized one of her most striking qualities is humility. Liang will graduate in May of 2015, earning a bachelors degree in business administration with a certified public accountant path. Ready to take on her next challenge, Liang will complete a one-year internship after graduation while studying for the CPA exam. After passing the exam she has no specific plans, but has aspirations of working for a company in international trade in whichever country offers the best opportunity. With new dreams on the horizon, Liang said, “I guess my dream was to come here. Now I guess it came true. I do really enjoy the time.”

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