ISSUE NO. 10
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Crews prep for Rangeland Center site’s foundation T.J. Thomson Executive Editor
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Joel Padilla, Sunshine Holdings LLC. employee, operates a scarifying machine Wednesday morning a t the Rangeland Center construction site.
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The sparse amounts of dirt moved by hand shovels at the Rangeland Center’s Sept. 6 groundbreaking ceremony have morphed into 50,000-pound bucketfulls of earth moved by metal, rubber-tired behemoths. Fully loaded, the largest machine in the small fleet of earth movers camped at the eastern edge of campus weighs about as much as 1,000 people at an average weight of 170 pounds each. CSC’s Physical Facilities Coordinator Blair Brennan said Wednesday that Sunshine Holdings LLC., the subcontractor in charge of the site’s dirt work, still has a massive amount of earth to move. “They’ve got to take about 6 feet off the top of the hill yet,” Brennan said. The project’s superintendent and two crewmembers have been on site for a week and a half. The number of workers doubled on Wednesday, Brennan said. In addition to the site sculpting, crews have been installing silt fencing to prevent potential mudslides onto neighboring property. Brennan said that once more dirt is moved, construction workers will add cement to the dirt road foundations to ensure site access in case of rain or snow. The site will feature access from the north and south ends of the complex, Brennan said.
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Senate debates student fees Sara Labor Lifestyles Editor The new intramural sports fee was the main topic of discussion this week at Student Senate. Jacob Rissler, Andrews Hall senator, brought up that this year, intramural sports teams are required to pay $25 to participate. Rissler brought up that in previous years, each team was asked to pay a refundable $30 fee. This year, however, the $25 is non-refundable. Rissler pointed out that because of this, some students have said that they no longer want to join intramural sports. “We need to be the voice of the students,” Rissler said during the meeting. He said that he was interested in bringing the issue back to Senate since he had heard so many concerns on campus. Rissler asked about the possibility of intramural sports being covered by student activity fees rather than having students pay. Aaron Prestwich, interim executive director of student life, said that the fee increase covers T-shirt and equipment costs for the sports. He said that the fees are a common occurrence at other college campuses. How these new fees affect intramural sports is a concern, however, Prestwich said. Prestwich said that he would see if student turn out for intramural sports has gone down. Prestwich also pointed out that since not all students participate in intramural sports, having all students pay for intramural sports through student activity fees would not be fair.
Several of the senators voiced the opinion that some students also do not use the NPAC, but they still pay for it through student activity fees, and asked why this is any different. Liz Rice, senator of E.H.P.C.P.S.W., said that she participates in intramural sports and would prefer to just pay a few extra dollars than to have intramural sports included in activity fees. In other business, Spike Jordan, senator at large, brought up that many veterans going to school are having to pay out-of-state tuition. The GI bill, according to Jordan, goes off the highest institution in the state, so veterans coming into Nebraska schools from out of state are having to pay out of pocket for school rather than with their money from the GI bill. Jordan said that from what he understands this is a Nebraska State College System problem and he is curious about how this might be fixed. Prestwich said that currently a formal proposal to be brought to the Board of Trustees is in the works. He said that after the next meeting, he would bring back what the board had to say about the proposal. In other business, Ashley Swanson, treasurer, said that Student Senate Finance Committee met for the first time Oct. 22. Swanson said that the committee is discussing changing club allocations. Clubs are allocated $250 a year for travel costs, but with the rising price of gas, the committee is considering pushing the allocation to $300 a year. Swanson also said that there is $84,538 in un-allocated fees.
Hall pounds in a stake to secure a silt fence Wednesday.
Joel Padilla, Sunshine Holdings LLC. employee, drives a scarifying machine Wednesday.
Photos by T.J. Thomson
Justin Hall, Sunshine Holdings LLC. employee, digs a trench at the Rangeland Center's construction site Wednesday morning.
Two earth-moving machines idle at the Rangeland Center's construction site.
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- Teammates Training, 11:30 a.m. SC Bordeaux - Late Night at the Pit, 9 p.m. Pit
- Helping a Hero, 6 p.m. SC
- Open Mic/ Karaoke, 9 p.m. 1000 Main Street
- Night of Country Swing, 7 p.m. Chadron Art Center
- Ethnic Dining, 7 p.m. Breezeway
- Chi Alpha, 8 p.m. SC Ballroom
- Dessert with a Catch, 7 p.m. SC Lobby - Frame Your Memories, 7 p.m. Kent Hall Red Room - Revive, 8:30 p.m. SC Ballroom
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Choir’s Lincoln concert a high note in group’s season Ashley Swanson Chief Photographer
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Faculty union awarding $1,000 in scholarships Chadron State’s Educational Association, one of three employee unions at the college, is offering $1,000 in student scholarships for the upcoming spring semester. A faculty committee will award a $500 scholarship to two full-time, undergraduate students who have completed 30 or more hours. In addition, only students who are working on their first undergraduate degree and have not received a previous CSCEA scholarship are eligible to apply. Applications are due to the START Office in Crites Hall by Nov. 20, and may be accessed online at http://csceagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CSCEA-Scholaraship-App.pdf or in the START Office. Contact scholarship committee chair Tracy Nobiling at (308) 432-6256 or email@example.com with questions.
On Nov. 15, 40 members of the Chadron State College Concert Choir will travel to Lincoln for the Nebraska Music Educators Conference. For three days, students will be able to attend the conferences sessions and perform songs they have prepared for the conference. These songs include a song from the renaissance era, Dixit Maria, composed by Hans Leo Hassler; Gloria, composed by Franz Herozg, a modern piece; a German piece, Abendlied, composed by Dresdner Kreuzchor; Zephyr Rounds composed by Robert Vuichard; and a gospel piece called I’m A-Rollin; composed by Paul Rardin. “This is a great opportunity for our program and [for] CSC to be seen by a whole bunch of music educators,” Joel Schreuder, the choir’s director, said. “For the students to attend the conference and be
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NEWS AERIAL VIEW OF ARMSTRONG COMPLEX
ARENA–The current arena in Armstrong Gymnasium seats 1,400; the renovation calls for an additional 700 seats. EXPANSION AREA–Armstrong contains about 37,000 gross square feet; the addition would bring the total area to 98,300.
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College digs into $13 million investment Ashley Swanson
CONFERENCE ROOMS–The Armstrong renovation plan calls for two conference/meeting rooms in the northern tip of the gym.
NEW PARKING LOT–The Armstrong Complex is projected to feature a driveway around the building and some parking spaces to the south.
Infographic by T.J. Thomson | Architectural renderings by Leo A. Daly
An aerial view of campus with the Armstrong facility and its proposed expansion in the southwestern corner marked.
A view of the southwest entrance to the proposed Armstrong Complex expansion and plaza illustrates the architectural look of the $13 million renovation and expansion project.
After Saturday’s homecoming football victory against New Mexico Highlands, players, community members, students, band members, staff, and faculty crowded in an area east of Elliot Field to break ground on the 98,300 square feet renovation and expansion of the Armstrong Complex. Plans for the expanded gym include 2,100 seats in the upgraded arena, up 700 from the current 1,400-seat space. The physical imprint of the building would also more than double from its current total of 37,000 to 98,300. Interim President Randy Rhine began the groundbreaking ceremony by thanking those who assisted in bringing the complex to this stage, including legislators who appropriated $6.7 million in funding for the project. Rhine said that the expanded facility would equal or exceed any in the RMAC. Rhine also mentioned that he, along with many others, hope that the new addition to Armstrong will help make the facility more inviting for visitors, students, and athletes. Also present at the ceremony was former CSC president Janie Park, during whose tenure the college raised more than $16 million in the Vision 2011 fundraising campaign. Multiple other speakers including Brad Smith, director of athletics; Randy Bauer, Vision 2011 co-chair and CSC alumnus; women’s basketball team forward Sadie Waugh, senior of Paxton; and football team cornerback Lane Haller, sophomore of Gordon, echoed Rhine’s gratitude, but also spoke about how excited they were for the new renovations to commence. “Not only do our future athletes deserve this, so do our community, our fans, and everyone who supports us,” Waugh said. “Thanks again to everybody who has helped bring this together.” Bauer said that the college has been waiting a while for this to happen, and now that it is, he is excited for the finished project. A loud applause broke through the crowd as the ceremony ended with a line of 10 CSC members shoveling dirt to officially break ground on the complex.
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Is CSC trying to cater to children or students? This year, zombies hit the school for Homecoming. However, the zombies weren’t all fake. The students across campus seemed to neglect the activities that took place on campus the day of Homecoming. It seemed as if the students were undead already. Why else would they have been unable to enjoy all the events that were provided? There was very little student participation in events the day of Homecoming, especially in CAB’s Club “Carn’evil.” Fifteen different clubs participated in the club carnival, not including CAB members, in order to put it together. There were several different booths with games and food, and plenty of club members. There was only one thing missing: students. Student turnout for the carnival was abysmal. At any time during the carnival, there were probably no more than 15 students participating. Meanwhile, many community members and families came to enjoy the festivities of the carnival. In fact, children generally outnumbered students, and at many of the booths, it was more likely to see children playing games and community members watching their families. It’s not a terrible thing that children of the community were able to join the festivities of homecoming. In fact, it was encouraged that community members be present at homecoming events. However, it is curious that actual students were not interested enough to show up for something so very conveniently located on campus. CAB allocated $1,000 to homecoming activities. It’s crucial to remind everyone that that money is student money. We are paying for these homecoming events. If this is true, didn’t the students just pay money for community members to enjoy the activities meant for them? What are we really paying for overall? Students should be taking a bigger interest in what their student activity money is going toward, by actually participating in the activities they are paying for. If more students were interested in putting their money to good use, they would actually benefit from it. By attending more events, students can see how their money is being spent while participating in fun events.
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One of these men will lead America for the next four years. The choice is ours.
There shouldn’t be any excuses to not vote Sara Labor
Lifestyles Editor Recently, a friend of mine came to me outraged about my Barack Obama bumper sticker. I told him I just wanted to show my support, while he, still outraged cried “Why? He’s terrible.” I responded that he’s much, much better than Mitt Romney, to which he responded, “No, they’re both terrible. That’s why I’m not voting.” I was shocked that he wasn’t voting. He voices his opinions constantly, he really seems to care about politics, but he decided not to vote because he does not like either of the candidates for president. Sadly, this is a re-occurring theme in our generation. Students come up with excuses not to vote, from “I don’t have time,” to “I’m just not interested,” to “they’re both terrible.”
It confuses me that some students are not interested in their country. Our country is a democracy. We are lucky enough to get a choice in how our country is run. Many other countries can’t say the same. Maybe you don’t like Obama or Romney. That’s not a problem. There are plenty of third party candidates. Check into them, maybe you will like what one of them stands for. Many people believe that these third party candidates don’t have a chance of winning. Granted, this is probably true. But by voting for a third party candidate, you can at least exercise your right to make a choice. Besides voting for the president, there are other many important issues on ballots this year. I am a South Dakota resident, and on this year’s ballot are laws that have to do with teacher tenure, and a one percent sales-tax increase, among others. Of course I am interested in my voice being heard on new laws in my state. There is no way I could pass up an opportunity to show that I have a voice in my government. Some students, like myself, are from out of state. I am fortunate enough to only live one hour away, so it is easy enough for me to travel home and cast my vote. A fair number of
students don’t have that opportunity. That doesn’t mean you can’t vote. Some states are still accepting applications for absentee ballots. That means that we’ve run out of excuses. “I don’t have time,” “I’m not a resident of Nebraska,” and “I don’t like either of the candidates,” are all failing excuses. When people say that they don’t like something, they don’t seem to realize that they can do something about it. Don’t like your governor? Exercise you right to change it. Don’t like tax laws? Exercise your right to change them. Our country has been fighting for centuries for everyone to have a choice in our government. Rather than our country being run by a king or a dictator, we are part of the choices made in America. That’s why we get to vote. We are a democracy, and everyone in America can use this privilege. It is my hope that our generation decides to care enough to step up. There are no excuses when it comes to whether or not you are going to vote. Because when we carelessly cast aside something as important as our right to take part in our country’s decisions, we cast aside our rights as Americans.
MAN ON THE STREET
How do you feel about there only being four home football games? “[Having more home games will be] nice next year; not so great this year.”
Morgan Sutphen, 18, freshman, Biology major, of Hemingford
“It gives them [the players] a chance to travel, but it’s like you miss half your family [when they’re gone].”
Le’Chere Campbell, 19, sophomore, Theater major, of Bellevue
“It kind of sucks because that’s what you look forward to on Saturdays.”
Chelsea Fielding, 19, sophomore, General Business major, of Alliance
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“When it’s at home the atmosphere is nice and there are more people to interact with.” Kishawn Twalaulelei, 19, sophomore, Theater major, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Opinion columns allow some speculation and, obviously, opinion. Franklin Annis’ recent offering in the October 25th edition of The Eagle, “Gun rights include right to own any firearm,” however, exhausts any reasonable latitude accorded to such forums and fails to meet basic standards of acceptable journalism. Mr. Annis – in a theme that is central in his contributions to The Eagle over the past several months – argues for the protection of American “liberties” and the current column attempts to connect this issue to bans on assault weapons. Both of these topics, liberties and bans on assault weapons, are valid subjects and prime terrain for informed discussion.
In his column, Mr. Annis’ preferred method of argumentation is reasoning by analogy. This approach can have some limited value, but Mr. Annis’ use of analogy is invalid and irresponsible. Mr. Annis argues that banning assault weapons based on appearance is “on the level of racism,” equates discussion of bans on assault weapons to Nazi practices and, again, invokes Nazi Germany as a comparative context for his assertion that bans on assault weapons impinge on liberty and safety. Further, and of particular concern to those who critically inquire about the past, Mr. Annis states that “if history has taught us anything” it demonstrates how the restriction of firearms leads to the loss of liberty and safety. Sound historical inquiry does not rely on trite generalization, nor does it selectively mine the past to support pre-conceived arguments (Mr.
Annis’ “opinion” on the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, for example, is misleading and self-serving). Muddled argumentation by analogy, careless appeal to terms laden with significant gravitas and half-baked use of the past undermine any claims on informed discussion and do not merit publication – regardless of the opinion forum - in one of our campus’ main conduits of informed exchange. Mr. Annis is entitled to his opinions, but a primary role of The Eagle is to promote informed discussion. I am disappointed that your staff did not live up to this mandate in this instance. —Dr. Thomas E. Smith, Assistant Professor of History
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The battle over Whiteclay isn’t over
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Josh Rose Columnist
Recently, a federal judge dismissed the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit against those who sell alcohol in Whiteclay. U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard suggested the tribe pursue the case at the state level. Seeing that, as a Native student, I was disheartened. Even though there is a notion that Lady Justice is “blind,” I firmly believe it would not be at the state level. If a judge was to objectively look at the case and rule in favor of the tribe, I highly suspect whomever that respective judge is would not be a judge in the state of Nebraska for long, and/or would need a security detail. The reason I say that is because of the sheer fact of how much sales tax Nebraska gets from alcohol sales in Whiteclay (almost half a million dollars in 2010). Even though I personally despise the town of Whiteclay because of the liquor stores that are profiting off of this epidemic, the Oglala Sioux Tribe has to take a proactive step in order to do its part in attempting to shut down the liquor stores at Whiteclay. Just recently a news story broke that some of the tribal officials are considering legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. I’m glad that they are considering this because it is highly unlikely that the state of Nebraska will rule in
the tribe’s favor, so taking steps like this is highly have been considered, the one at the state level needed and long overdue. and the other at the tribal level, is a reasonable Should the tribe approve the measure for a pubplan. This way if one falls through there will allic referendum, I suspect that it will likely pass. ways be a back-up route. Should the ban be lifted, Because those who own liquor stores in Whitethough, the financial pressure may increase more clay will most likely not be in favor of the measure, on tribal officials and on tribal and Bureau of Inthey may not pump money into the issue unless dian Affairs police, which will in turn do one of they can secure their business interests with their two things: either make them more accountable, customers by moving their stores and services or will create more room for corruption. onto the reservation. If more of the money spent at Whiteclay, ChadIf the topic is approached properly and the alron, and Rapid City can be brought back to the cohol ban is lifted for the reservation, then the tribe, then at least something progressive can be tribe can use some of the money from alcohol done as opposed to what has been the unfortunate sales to help offset treatment programs, help faand tragic case of Whiteclay. I hope that this long cilitate prevention programs, and invest in youth struggle can soon be resolved. programs. Thus there will be some good Whiteclay that comes from an evil that has plagued Native American society ever since contact with the PilGordon grims at Plymouth Rock. Nebraska There is an inherent risk in lifting Rushville the ban as well, which is making alHay Springs cohol more readily available. But if it is lifted, things can be monitored at a tribal level versus having to In 2010, the town’s four have multiple agencies and jurisliquor stores garnered about dictions involved in the safety of $3,000,000 in sales. Sheridan members. County Should the ban be lifted and beer That’s like selling 13,000 beer be sold at tribal grocery stores, cans every day. then the door of opportunity to invest some of that money into programs will be more of an option versus seeking government grants Information source: Lincoln Journal-Star for treatment and prevention proMaps by Arkyan/Graphic by Aaron Gonzalez grams. Taking the two major steps that Whiteclay is in northern Sheridan County, adjacent to the South Dakota border.
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Political ignorance makes opinions less credible Nathan Pindell Columnist
So, I have been stepping out of politics, (i.e., I haven’t been popping my mouth off at people talking about things they do not understand), but I am back for a last hoorah if you will. The debates have come and gone, and people are still going for the candidate that they have chosen since they first heard the nominees early this year. I would recommend that all students go to YouGov.org and take a look around their statistics. What they will see is that people who strongly support Obama or Romney also believe that their chosen person won the debate. That is like a bunch of people going to a race track, putting money on a horse, watching only their horse race, and then saying their horse won. Even if the horse died on the track, their horse still won (such as Obama in the first de-
bate or Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate). So, here I come to say a few things about this phenomenon. The number one thing I have to say to all the apparently recently-changed-topolitical science majors is this: Shut up. Here’s a quick view of what I call an “Idiot’s Guide” to politics. People listen to what their candidate says is wrong and their plans on how to fix it, and now they are the master of that domain, huh? That seems smart. They listen to one man’s opinion on a subject, and now they know the answer. The world is simply black and white. No shades of gray in life. They know the answer, cut and dry, and now they know that literally everything the opposing side has done or said is wrong. The enemy-candidate hasn’t done one thing right the entire debate, or whatever office they have previously held. Let me put it this way – if someone has to Google what Article Four in the Constitution of the United States is, I don’t think he/she should be talking about anything about states’ rights versus the federal government. If someone believes that the president is in any way responsible for gas prices, they shouldn’t talk about world economics. If these people cannot tell me (without the help of the
internet) who the Speaker of the House, the Minority Leader, or the Majority Leader are, or even what branch of government these officials are affiliated with, I don’t want to be told about how the legislature should be reformed. If they can’t pass the test to become an American citizen, I don’t want them to even think about discussing politics or history. Because in the end, the problem isn’t with the wolves living in Washington, D.C., but the sheep that are listening to these wolves telling them that their den is the safest. They’ll tell people that wolf A is better than wolf B, and if one picked wolf A, no matter what B says, they’ll are going to follow wolf A. But most of all, I don’t want to listen to anyone talk about the United States government as if they know the structure like the back of their hand, while at the same time José from Mexico just passed a test to become a citizen that nearly 40 percent of Americans fail. I am not a political science major, but at the same time, I am a citizen of the United States of America, and therefore I feel it is my duty to know my country’s past, present, and try and steer its future. No, the person I pick is not going to have all the answers,
but he more closely represents what I want. No man, and I mean no single man, has the answers to e ver y thing.
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Censorship only enhances the appeal of profanity Jeff McFarland Contributor
A few nights ago, while I was avoiding my academic responsibilities like the plague, I decided to mull about on Netflix to see if I couldn’t find something that would provide adequate background noise to the work I was supposed to be doing. After deciding on a comedy special from Craig Ferguson (God bless the Scottish), I settled in to do my homework, and watched the entire special without writing a single word. Though my assignment remained unfinished, I did, however, learn something in my hour and a half devoid of work. See, I had seen this particular routine once before on TV, and between the two times I had seen it, there was one major difference; the first time, it had been censored. And, as strange as this sounds, it was more funny to me when all the swear words were replaced with obnoxious bleeps. Though this
seems like the exact opposite of what you would expect, the more I thought about it, the more it made perfect sense. Censorship at its very core is something designed to obscure that which is deemed “explicit”, but instead of hiding away the offensive, it has the exact opposite effect. When words are noticeably missing from a song or a good chunk of a movie is absent from its television debut, our curiosity is piqued; why is this? Simple – it’s in human nature to seek out the forbidden. It’s practically a law of nature that, when told
not to do something, we do exactly that; this is a truth reflected in all forms of entertainment. In the 90s, albums with the infamous “Parental Advisory” sticker on them sold more than their edited counterparts. Ratings systems for video games and movies are little more than bad jokes in modern-day society. As of today, we’re hot off the heels of a week where we deliberately celebrate and read books that are banned, and whether you’re a fan or not, works like “Fifty Shades of Grey” are undeniably popular. Common sense dictates that replacing a
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swear word with an inexplicably loud beep is a terrible way to try and detract attention from it. The same can be said about putting a sign on a CD that essentially says “Naughty Words Inside!” If we really wanted to take the power out of these “bad” words or “inappropriate” scenes, we would lay all the cards out on the table. As shocking as that sounds, stop and think about it. How can Bill Clinton be considered one of the most popular presidents of the past 20 years after being impeached for sexual deviance? Why is Howard Stern, one of the most hated disc jockeys of all time, also one of the most loved? By yanking all of the skeletons out of the closet and putting them up on display, they’re no longer a taboo. They lose the “wow” factor, and fade into obscurity. Maybe this is just the foul-mouth in me talking, but there’s a point where things stop being offensive and start becoming commonplace. Obviously I’m not saying we should include the seven words that can’t be said on television in every elementary curriculum, but if we stop listening to those who try and tell us what is shocking, not only are we allowed to stop and ask ourselves what we think is offensive, but we can stop pretending to be mortified whenever someone speaks like an actual person.
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The International Club, which came in second in Judges Choice, was one of many floats entered in the Homecoming parade Saturday.
Chi Alpha, which featured an eagle wrapped around a cross, won the Originality category for bedsheets.
PARADE More than 70 people gathered in Armstrong's gym Friday evening to find out the winners of the annual bed sheet competition, and to see which students were going to be crowned this year's homecoming royalty. Donald Hlava of Gordon, and Megan Dimmit of Alliance we crowned king and queen. The court members included Tess Clementson of Riverton, Wyo.; Amy Graham of Valentine; Sarah Kingsbury of Winner, S.D.; and Kassy Thompson of Crawford for queen candidates and Tell Deatrich of Curtis; Kyle Duarte of Glendale, Ariz.; Bryce Harrington of Grand Island; and Sam Parker of Harrison for king candidates. Bedsheet winners included Chi Alpha, Health Professions, The Pit, and Social Work.
Members of the Residence Life Association perform "Thriller" during the homecoming parade Saturday morning.
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Starting at 9:30 a.m., floats, vehicles, and walkers lined up on Main Street for the annual homecoming parade, where they made their way toward the college, as viewers watched from the sideThe winners for the parade categories, listed from first to third place ollowed: s Category: Theme: Social Work Club, Allies, and Outdoor Advenub; Originality: ROTC-War Eagles, Night of Country Swing, and nce Life Association; Judge's Choice: The Eagle, International Club, mega Phi Rho. mpus Category: Theme: Pine Ridge Job Corps; Originality: NebrasTire; Judge's Choice: Child Development Center and Chadron Home Horses: Rodeo; and in Vehicle: Miss Nebraska Mariah Cook.
Photos by Ashley Swanson
CARN'EVIL The Carn'Evil, which was set up on the Dean's Green, offered students and community members a variety of games and food, Saturday after the parade. The Rodeo Team featured a roping activity; there was also pumpkin painting; a guessing game where participants stuck their hand in a box and guessed the food inside; a game where objects were hidden in a plastic pool full of hay in which visitors had to rummage through; another game was a duck matching game where visitors had to pick up two ducks with the same number; and cookie decorating, among other activities, were set up at the event.
Isaac Egenberger, 22, junior of Brady, shoots a paintball gun toward a bedsheet during the Carn'Evil Saturday, which took place directly after the parade.
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Homecoming victory gives Eagles 7-2 record Barrett Browne Reporter On Saturday, CSC came alive late and scored 21 fourth quarter points before cruising to a 41-23 victory over Western New Mexico University. Western New Mexico, kicked a 22-yard field goal to take the first lead of the game. But on Chadron’s ensuing drive, tailback Glen Clinton, junior of Cody, Wyo., started the Eagles off with a 48-yard run and would go on to score on a short pass. Clinton had a career high of 245 rushing yards. At the end of the first quarter, Chadron State led by a score of 7-3. However, at the beginning of the second quarter, WNMU returned a punt for 41 yards which gave them great field position and an easy touchdown. Chadron would retaliate with their own 33-yard drive, but they couldn’t convert on third down, allow allowing kicker Alex Ferdinand, sophomore of Rapid City, S.D., to tie the game. “We started out flat and struggled to get anything going in the first half,” senior wide receiver of Rapid City, S.D., Allan Schmaltz said. On the next drive, Western New Mexico received a roughing-thepasser penalty on third down which gave them another chance to score. They did com just that when they completed a 37-yard pass on the very next play. Ferdinand would respond with anan other field goal, this one from 40 yards out. Then, late in the first half, linebacker Dylan Furrier, freshman of Tucson, Ariz., forced a fumble and fellow linebacker Kevin Lind Lindholm, senior of Eads, Colo., recovered it, which gave the ball to the Eagles at midfield. Quarterback Jonn McLain, sophomore of Wide receiver Nathan Ross, junior of San Diego, Calif., Satcatches a ball kicked by the opposing team during Sat urday’s game against Western New Mexico University.
UPCOMING CSC SPORTS Football At Fort Lewis, Durango, Colo., 1 p.m. Saturday
Wrestling Home, Red and White dual 6 p.m. Today
Home vs. University of Colorado- Colorado Springs 5 p.m. Saturday
At Bringham Young University, Provo, Utah, 7 p.m. Thursday (Womens)
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Chadron, then connected with wide receiver Chapman Ham, junior of Rapid City, S.D., for 58 yards and a touchdown. McLain completed 20 of 29 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns. At the end of the first half, Chadron had a 20-17 lead. Western New Mexico scored the only points in the third quarter. They found the scoreboard on two separate field goals. However to open the fourth quarter, running back Michael Madkins, sophomore of Elk Grove, Calif., capped off an 11 play, 86 yard drive with an 11 yard rush to the end zone. The next time that Western New Mexico had the ball, they failed to convert on fourth and goal. The Eagles gave Clinton the ball on second down of their next drive and he broke off for 63 yards. McLain then found wide receiver Nathan Ross, junior of San Diego, Calif., for a 32-yard touchdown pass. The Eagles recorded two interceptions in the final six minutes of play. Madkins scored the final Chadron State touchdown of the day on a 38-yard scamper up the middle. “Going into this week’s game we are ranked No. 24 in the country while also being ranked third in our region for playoff standings,” Schmaltz said. “Being ranked so high in both polls is awesome, but it doesn’t mean anything if Photos by we don’t take care of busiAshley Swanson ness this Saturday.” Chadron State will play at Inside receiver Chapman Fort Lewis this weekend in Ham, junior of Rapid City, Durango, Colo. Fort Lewis S.D., tries to push past is currently 0-8 overall, 0-7 in Bernard Williams from the RMAC which ranks them at Western New Mexico Saturday on Elliot Field. 10 seed. In past years, Chadron has won 24 out of 27 times against For Lewis College. Kick off is set for 1 p.m.
EAGLE FOOTBALL RANKINGS NCAA DII National Rankings SOURCE: D2football.com
6. West Texas A&M 1. CSU-Pueblo 7. New Haven 2. Minnesota State 8. Minnesota Duluth 3. Northwest Missouri 9. Midwestern State 4. Winston-Salem 10. Ashland 5. Bloomsburg 19. Chadron State
Football Position: Tailback Year: Junior Hometown: Cody, Wyo. Clinton ran for a career-high 245 yards in the homecoming game against Western New Mexico on Saturday.
Volleyball Position: Outside Hitter Year: Sophomore Hometown: Denver Roybal led the Eagles in kills with 12 in the games against Colorado Christian and Colorado Mines this past weekend.
(As of Oct 30)
NCAA DII Super Region 4 SOURCE: D2football.com
1. CSU-Pueblo 2. Ashland 3. Chadron State 4. Indianapolis 5. West Texas A&M
6. Hillsdale 7. Saginaw Valley 8. Midwestern State 9. Wayne State (Mich.) 10. N.M. Highlands
RMAC Conference SOURCE: rmacsports.org
1. CSU-Pueblo 2. Chadron State 3. N.M. Highlands 4. Adams State 5. Colorado Mines
6. Western N.M. 7. Colorado Mesa 8. Black Hills State 9. Western State 10. Fort Lewis
The CSC Vollebwall team joins in a huddle after its game against Colorado School of Mines, Sept. 29 in Armstrong.
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Photo by Ashley Swanson
Volleyball team looks at heart rather than record Molly Wedan Sports Editor Chadron State’s volleyball team played double games in Denver this weekend. On Friday, they squared off against Colorado School of Mines and came up short when the number 16 team swept them 25-14, 25-18, 25-16. Colorado Mines won in three sets against the Eagles when they played them in Chadron on September 29. Hitting errors led to the victory for the Orediggers. Chadron had 17 hitting errors and six service errors in the match, with a .086 hitting percentage. Mines hitting percentage was .260 for all three sets, led by Melanie Wannamaker, junior middle hitter, had 14 kills and a .619 hitting percentage herself. Teammate Jackie Stabell added 10 more kills, and three other players had eight each. Erika Roybal, sophomore outside hitter of Denver, led the Eagles with nine kills and a .292 hitting percentage. Mallory Irvine, junior middle hitter of Ravenna, matched her five kills with five blocks to assist Roybal. Justine Ackie, freshman setter of Phoenix, Ariz., had a team-high 10 digs and 11 assists. On Saturday, the Eagles suited up against Colorado Christian University, seated in third place in the East RMAC division. CCU won in four sets on the Eagles’ home court back on September 28. This Saturday the story was much the same when the Cougars defeated the Eagles in three sets, 25-19, 25-15, 25-23. Action started out slow for Chadron in the first two sets when CCU led all but two times. Taylor Sturms, freshman outside hitter for the Cougars, led with 13 kills, bringing the hitting percentage to .205. For Chadron, junior middle hitter of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jessica Jester led with seven kills and Irvine contributed six more. Kelcey Christian, sophomore right side hitter of Fountain Colo., added five, as did senior middle hitter of Rushville Lexi Hoagland. Christian also led in blocks with three.
The third set went back and forth as there were 13 ties and five lead changes. However, CCU’s Kaylee Pierce responded with two quick kills to seal the deal. On Tuesday, Chadron State hosted the Black Hills Yellow Jackets in an RMAC competition. The Yellow Jackets started out slow, but picked up the pace to gain a victory over the Eagles 21-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-23. Chadron is now 4-21 overall and 2-14 in the RMAC. Such a record can be discouraging, but the volleyball team looks at other areas of improvement. “Although we had much higher hopes for this year, we have made huge improvements aside from the win, loss column,” interim Head Coach Janel Baily said. “Our main focus all season has been to continue improving on our individual skills and compete well as a team.” Black Hills, now 10-16 overall and 4-12 in the conference, had two key players throughout the night. Caitlin Templeton and Amy O’Neill combined to have 27 kills. Templeton also contributed five blocks while O’Neill had eight digs. Templeton and O’Neill, along with their teammates, helped their team end the game with a .123 hitting percentage, while stymieing the Eagles to a .098 hitting percentage. The top hitters for the Eagles were Jessica Jester, who had a total of 11 kills and Lexi Hoagland had 10 more. Other contributers were Kelcey Christian who had nine, and both Erika Roybal and Mallory Irvine had seven. Black Hills setter Darbi Yost had a match-high 33 assists and 23 digs to help out the Yellow Jackets defense. On defense for the Eagles, Kristina Harter, senior libero of Colorado Springs, Colo., led in digs with 22. Teammate Ashley Bargen, senior defensive specialist of Chadron, also had 11 digs. Justine Ackie led in assists with 24 while Alyssa Bauer, sophomore setter of Rapid City, S.D., added 17 more. “I’m proud of these girls and the courage they display; staying motivated and working hard day in and day out,” Baily said. The Eagles will host University of Colorado-Colorado Springs on Friday. The game is set to start at 5.p.m. in Armstrong Gym.
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Molly Wedan Sports Editor
Reed Burgener, freshman of Douglas, Wyo., flips his wrestling partner Tuesday afternoon in the NPAC.
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With the mats dusted off, Chadron State’s wrestlers pre prepracticpare for the 2012 season. After multiple weeks of practic ing, the wrestlers are ready to start the season with their annual Red and White dual held in the NPAC at 6 p.m. today. “The season is going very well so far, we had a very tough pre-season but the guys really worked hard and to see that is very encouraging,” interim Head Coach Brett Hunter said. Brett Hunter, former CSC wrestler and graduate assistant coach, will be coaching his first year as interim head coach. A native from Rushville, Hunter holds the record for the most wins in school history with 133. He also was a two-time national champion. “I am very grateful to have the opportunity to be the head wrestling coach. I would like to thank Scott Ritzen for really believing in me and giving me the opportunity to learn underneath him,” Hunter said. “I also would like to thank Brad Smith for giving me the opportunity to coach at my Alma-Mater.” CSC ended the 2011-2012 season with a 6-9 record overall, 3-5 in the RMAC. When asked how he feels about the season, Hunter acknowledges his nervousness. “Obviously, there are some nerves right now, I want to do things right and want to make sure my guys are ready to compete every week at a high level.”
Some returning wrestlers are team leaders and are expected to shine this season. Jordan Debus, junior of Mitchell, wrestles at 184. Last year, Debus made it to the NCAA Division II National Championship, but ended up losing in two duals. He was CSC’s only representative and finished out last season with a winning record of 15-11. “Debus is a big leader on the team, more of a doing-byaction leader and the guys really feed off him,” Hunter said. Another leader is Chris Leak, senior of Omaha, who wrestles at the 197-weight class. Leak comcom peted in the NCAA/RMAC Super Region 4 Wrestling Tournament last season, but didn’t make it to the National Championship and came in sixth place. However, just last week, Leak was named to the RMAC Preseason Wrestling AllConference team. He finished the 2011-2012 season with an 11-13 record. “Chris is pretty vocal when it comes to pushing the guys,” Hunter said. Another leader that has stepped up his game is Perry McAfee, senior of Casper, Wyo., who wrestles at 133. According to Hunter, McAfee has become a leader by example. “Every day it seems like a different leader steps up, that’s why this Photos by T.J. Thomson team is so Leandro Arias, sophomore of Cheyenne, Wyo., right, unique,” practices with C.J. Clark, sophomore of Rapid City, Hunter S.D., Tuesday afternoon. said. CSC begins their regular season in Laramie, Wyo., at the University of Wyoming Cowboy Open. Action starts at 9 a.m. “I want to thank the community for all of their support and hope the support continues the whole season,” Hunter said.
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Skin crawlin g tales
“The gas prices are higher than my GPA.“
—Monday, Student Center “Is this what the rest of the year is going to be like? What is the meaning of life?” —Tuesday, Student Center
“What if when you texted someone, it read it out loud in your voice.” “It’s called calling someone.” —Tuesday, Student Center Disclaimer: “Overheard at CSC” uses quotations obtained and verified by The Eagle staff and is for entertainment purposes only.
SOLUTIONS Photo by Ashley Swanson
Nate Cochran, 21, senior of Chadron, recites an story he wrote for the annual Scream Slam event, Tuesday in the Student Center.
FIRST CLASS – with Hannah Clark
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Bloody Good Time The Pit’s Haunted House scares hundreds Ashley Swanson Chief Photographer
Photo by Ashley Swanson
Portraying a mad doctor, Daniel Newberry, right, 21, senior of Bayard, stares at one of his “patients,” played by Christina Ferrero, 21, junior of Bayard, during the Zombie Apocalypse Haunted House Sunday night in the Student Center.
lood-curdling screams, eerie children voices, evil chuckles, and the sound of a clown cackling off in the distance could be heard throughout the Student Center Sunday evening. People were not being murdered, but it certainly seemed like it as the Zombie Apocalypse Haunted House crew opened the doors to a whirlwind maze. About 400 people braved their way through the maze, hastily pushing those in front of them to go faster. Visitors not only encountered a group of flesh-eating zombies, but also weapon-wielding clowns, a mad scientist, and a crazed man who constantly shouted, “He’s in my head!” “A lot of people were freaked out, which was good for us,” Assistant Manager of The Pit Reba Jackson, 21, senior of Hay Springs, said. It seems, when regarding a haunted house, that most people overlook the effort and time it takes to set everything up; instead, they are worried about how scary it will be or whom they’re going in with. This year, the haunted house took about ten hours to set up. On Saturday night, crew members and volunteers got to work setting the scene, which took four hours. Sunday, staff began their day working on finishing the set up and applying make-up to their zombies at 8 a.m. Jesse Manke and Mark Shirkey were among many other student volunteers who did the makeup from 1 – 6:30 p.m. when the final zombie was complete. Fake blood, cosmetic make-up, scar wax, and face paint was used to transform normal students into statures of terror. “Trying to get everything set so that it wasn’t too scary or too boring, and trying to find the happy medium [was the most difficult],” Jackson said. Also featured was a series of low-clearance obstacles; dozens of blood-covered, opaque sheets of plastic; fog; and cobwebs. Like any other haunted house, the “screamers,” were readily anticipated. Many of the crew laughed, some evilly, as herds of students came running through, pushing and screaming at people to go faster. “When we started getting things set up people were super excited. People truly enjoyed what we did for them,” Jackson said.
16 LIFESTYLES Movie on pitch from beginning to end WWW.CSCEAGLE.COM
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A new year begins, and Becca, played by Anna Kendrick, starts freshman year in college with a plan of focusing on her Sports Editor DJ abilities and nothing else. That is until At first glance, previews for Pitch Perfect her dad (John Hickey), who is a professor made me think of the all-too cheesy, typi- at Barden University, offers her a once in a lifetime opportucal chick flick that gets nity: To live and DJ tiring ten minutes into in Los Angeles. The the action. However, my only catch is that thoughts were proven she has to be more wrong as the humoractive in student ous content, spectacular activities. She gets singing and story line a job at the campus made for a great film. radio station, thinkThis film, directed by ing she’ll be able to Jason Moore, starts off put her mix tapes with a national acapon air, when she pella competition, where just ends up sorting the Barden Bellas, an CD’s. The good news all-girl group, starts off is she meets Jesse, their routine. As the song played by Skylar comes to Aubrey’s solo, Astin, a guy with a played by Anna Camp, voice and charming her stomach doesn’t Pitch Perfect Promotional Poster aura surrounding settle with the song, and she ends up blowing chunks all over the him. Unfortunately her dad doesn’t think front row audience members. Needless this is enough leaving her with nowhere to to say, the Barden Bellas didn’t blow away turn. That is until Chloe, played by Brittathe judges with their voices like they had ny Snow, a captain of the Bellas, hears her singing in the nearby shower, and through planned.
an uncomfortable encounter, persuades Becca to join the Bellas. The Barden Bellas end up transforming from the perfect looking group of girls, to a group of awkward individuals who bring completely different qualities to the group. Aubrey, the leader, can’t get out of her traditional mind set and expects perfection from the group. One member who sticks out because of her innate ability to lighten the mood and make everyone laugh is Fat Amy, played by Rebel Wilson. One may think she doesn’t like being called Fat Amy, when in fact she calls herself that “So twig [girls] like you don’t say it behind my back.” Through many trials and tribulations, the Barden Bellas become a completely different group. They turn to a more modern, hip-hop style and each individual brings something to the group that ends up collaborating to make a dynamic singing group. The humor in this movie definitely keeps the audience entertained. The differences between all the girls in the Barden Bellas makes for a comedic scenario. Fat Amy’s blunt comments, Becca’s eye-rolling attitude towards Aubrey and Jesse’s charming personality make an awesome combination that leaves the audience in fits of
giggles. While some delivery of lines needed work, the acting itself was quite satisfactory. Champ and Snow did a wonderful job of portraying the life-or-de ath situation the The talent of all Barden Bellas the actors was seen were in. Kendrick played throughout the her role of bemovie in the song ing the one who stood out performances. The outstandingly. music definitely Each actor was a benefit to the gets an A+. movie. The singing was also a major highlight of the film. All types of song were sung; hip-hop, soul, classic, etc. What is more important, however, is the fact that they were sung beautifully. The talent of all the actors was seen throughout the movie in the song performances. The music definitely gets an A+. If you are in need of an uplifting, humorous movie and have a passion for music, Pitch Perfect is the flick to see. Just prepare to be humming the tunes the rest of the day.
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