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SEMPER VERITAS

Viva la variety Academic dean comments on the future of foreign languages at CSC T.J. Thomson Executive Editor

GOING OUT WITH A

BANG See pages 8-9 for centennial wrap-up

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Fireworks explode in the night sky during the Saturday night display east of the Burkhiser Technology Complex.

OPINION

SPORTS

Time doesn’t heal all wounds

LIFESTYLES

‘Wolves rain on Eagles’ parade Page 5

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AAUGH! ‘Charlie Brown’ takes the stage

PUBLISHING NOTICE

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Due to midterm week and the subsequent break, The Eagle will not publish for the next two weeks. The next edition of The Eagle is scheduled to be published Oct. 27.

Digital foreign language course instruction might be on the horizon at CSC, said Joel Hyer, dean of curriculum and academic advancement. A representative from Rosetta Stone Inc., Anessa Alderman, travelled to the CSC campus Aug. 31 to give a 90-minute demonstration to Hyer and Charles Snare, dean of Liberal Arts. The presentation highlighted the features of Rosetta Stone’s proprietary language-learning software. Chadron State offers only one foreign language course, Spanish, offered in the spring as WLAN 100: Conversational Spanish. Due to budget constraints, the college has been considering offering foreign language options via a blend of computer software and digital interaction with a native speaker, rather than traditional classroom instruction, Hyer said. “What resounded with me was that with this [software], 17 or 18 languages could be learned in an online environment,” Hyer said. A criticism of the software is that it is useful for learning vocabulary, but that it is more difficult to learn grammar and syntax than through traditional conversation methods. The online component of the course instruction, under the brand name of TOTALe™, seeks to resolve this issue by offering students the opportunity to interact with a native speaker, which Rosetta Stone purports aids in the grammar/syntax area of language learning. see LANGUAGE, Page 4

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Seven students join Student Senate Sara Labor

Lifestyles Editor Seven students were sworn into Student Senate at Tuesday’s meeting. After senate elections on Sept. 28, seven students were sworn into Student Senate, Tiffani Roelle, 20, junior of Columbus, Junior Senator of Liberal arts; Ashley Swanson, 19, sophomore of Byron, Senator of Liberal Arts; Reba Jackson, 20, junior of Hay Springs, Senator at large; Hannah Clark, 18, freshman of Littleton Colo.; Cressey Yeutter, 22, senior of Eustis, Senator of E.S.P.C.P.W; Kayla Kintz, 19, sophomore of Ogallala, Senator of B.E.A.M.S.S.; and Morgan Allberry, 21, senior of North Platte, Senator of Liberal Arts. Treasurer T.J. Thomson said that there are $13,509 in un-allocated funds, and that Student Senate made a $285 profit from T-shirt sales on Saturday. T-shirts are still for sale in the Senate office, $5 for students and $10 for anyone else, Thomson said. Yeutter said that Tuesday the HPER club will be trying to break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in one minute. Everyone is invited to join at 1 p.m. Tuesday. CAB President Luke Wright and CAB adviser Laure Sinn both expressed their thanks for everyone who helped during homecoming.

BRIEFS

Final CAB meeting of term wraps-up business

Kelsey Amos Reporter

The Campus Activities Board wrapped up business for the first half of the semester Tuesday, including allocating money to the Pit for a Halloween event. CAB will not meet for the next two weeks due to midterms. Meetings will resume Oct. 24. Samantha Evans, treasurer, said the CAB account contains $6,450. CAB allocated the $1,800 that would have been used for October’s free movie night to the Pit, who requested the money for a Halloween haunted house and dance. Jamie Keller, vice president, said that 100 students attended the last free movie night event, while approximately 400 students attended the last Pit dance. He said the Pit’s goal is to reach more stu-

dents with the same amount of money. Luke Wright, president, asked clubs to take their homecoming bed sheets back to their clubs. T.J. Thomson, secretary, asked club representatives if they would prefer to have CAB agendas and minutes emailed to them as opposed to handed out at the meetings, so that they would have more time to read the minutes before they vote to approve them. One representative voiced her agreement, noting the eco-friendliness of the proposed action. Another pointed out that she takes notes on the agenda to bring back to her club. Wright suggested printing only the agendas, and emailing the minutes. The representatives thought that this was a good compromise, and there were no dissenting views expressed. Shellie Johns, adviser, read a report from Dr. Janie Park, thanking CAB for being involved in homecoming.

Meeting highlights: ▶ Minutes will now be emailed to representatives rather than having printed copies distributed to each member. ▶ $1,800 originally allocated to free movie night has been re-allocated to the October haunted house.

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- Nebraska Football Party, 6 p.m. SC - You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall, Auditorium

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- Halo Reach Tournament, 1 p.m. SC Bordeaux Room - You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, 2 p.m. Memorial Hall, Auditorium

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- Midterm Week - High Rise Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. SC - Capture the Flag, 8 p.m. Campus Area

Play to highlight domestic violence awareness The DOVES Program, in conjunction with CSC Residence Life, is hosting the play “In My Daughter’s Name,” by Becky Boesen at the college at 7 p.m., Oct. 11. The play, scheduled to be performed in the ballroom, will be followed by a question/answer period with trained advocates specializing in domestic violence counseling.

Nebraska governor slated to speak in Memorial Hall As part of a CSC Student Senatesponsored leadership conference involving each of the NSCS institutions, Governor Dave Heineman will visit Chadron State on Oct. 21, where he will deliver an address at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of M. Hall.

Jump for health The HPER department and club is sponsoring a jumping competition in collaboration with a larger nationwide effort to break the world record for most jumping jacks performed in a minute. Participants should meet at 12:50 p.m. on the east side of the NPAC on Oct. 11

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- Theatre Day, 8 a.m. Memorial Hall, NPAC - You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall Auditorium - Late Night at the Pit, 8 p.m. SC - The Write Track writing group, 7 p.m. Library Room 110

- Campus Activities Board (CAB), 6 p.m. SC, Scottsbluff Room - A. H. O. P. Andrews House of Pancakes, 8 a.m. CSC Red Room - The Art of Sage Full Living; Growing Old in the Culture of Youth” (Installment of the Dorset Graves’ Library Lecture Series) 7-8 p.m. King Library Room 108

- United Blood Drive Services Blood Drive, 10 a.m. SC - How ‘Bout them Apples, 9 p.m. CSC Red Room


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LANGUAGE Another beneficial feature that resounded with Hyer during the presentation was how the program’s structure mimicked the patterns of how one learns a foreign language during the formative years of childhood. This structure focuses on picture sets, which show pictures and then have the user learn their names in the foreign language. The software uses one of four picture sets based on the language being learned – Western, Asian, Latin, and Swahili languages. A weakness of the program is that because the software is grouped into only four sets, some of the images being used aren’t culturally relevant to the native country, which Hyer agreed was a valid criticism. “Foreign languages are something that we need to have. We don’t have the money to hire someone. I think Rosetta Stone would meet our needs,” Hyer said. Several challenges remain before any software implementation can take place. The first is taking a product and creating classroom credit based on that software, Hyer said. The second is that, with the recent announcement of the retirement of the academic vice president, the college administration wants to wait until the new

NEWS from page 1 vice president joins the college, so that he or she could be involved in the decision. “We’re in a bit of a holding pattern because we are waiting on the new vice president [who is supposed to be on campus by Jan. 2012],” Hyer said. Hyer said that he doesn’t want to wait too long to make a decision, as an extended waiting time could be detrimental to the students. Students need to be bi-lingual in some future occupations as well as if they attend graduate school, depending on their major, Hyer said. “The cost was quite doable,” Hyer said. “It was pretty cost-effective.” Hyer described the classroom setting as being fairly intimate. Perhaps “three to four other students besides the teacher,” Hyer recollected from what he viewed in the demonstration. In addition to cost, intimacy, and the diversity of languages offered, Hyer also appreciated the software’s microphone-input feature, which measures the users inflections against a native speaker’s in order to ensure proper pronunciation. “I think Rosetta Stone would meet our needs. Under the circumstances, it seems like the right alternative.”

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Killing of U.S. terrorist justified, lawful On Sept. 30 the American-born Muslim Anwar alAwlaki was killed by a US drone attack, ending one of the worst terrorist reAaron Gonzalez cruiters in the world. Opinion Editor Al-Awlaki staggered through much of his life preaching the tenets of jihad against nonbelievers and those who did not conform to the Prophet Muhammad and the faith.

AMERICAN LIFE

Anwar al-Awlaki was born in New Mexico on April 22, 1971. When he was seven the family moved to Yemen for eleven years, and he later returned to the US to go to college in Colorado. There, reports the New York Times, al-Awlaki was well-received by his colleagues for his fluent English and his translation of Islamic texts into English sermons. Al-Awlaki would receive a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University in 1994, but disputes with his father over his career led him to the Denver Islamic Society to be a part-time imam. He later moved to San Diego where he gained a large following.

TERRORIST ACTIVITIES

During the last ten years of his life, reports the New York Times, al-Awlaki became even more radical, giving numerous lectures and meetings to two of the 9/11 hijackers, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar. After the attacks he came out and condemned those who committied them, saying no Muslim would do such a thing. Yet six days after 9/11 he wrote on IslamOnline.net that Israeli and FBI agents, “went into the roster of the airplanes, and whoever ha[d] a Muslim or Arab name became the hijacker by default.” Under growing scrutiny, al-Awlaki fled America in 2002. In 2004 al-Awlaki arrived in Yemen, where he published his online magazine “Inspire” and produced videos calling for all Western Muslims to wage jihad against all Americans. Al-Awlaki also personally influenced and communicated with individuals such as the “Underwear Bomber,” the Times Square Bomber, and the Fort Hood Shooter.

WAS THE KILLING JUST? COMMENT ONLINE DEATH AND CRITICISM

One would think that with the death of a pro-death nutcase that there would be a universal feeling of relief. But Ron Paul (R-Texas) is flouting impeachment for Obama for killing a U.S. citizen, and alAwlaki’s (in denial) father calls the killing illegal and “murder.” Paul was also the one who considered the killing of Osama bin Laden also as unconstitutional, along with the blowhard Michael Moore during his appearance on CNBC. What they are forgetting is that as a U.S. citizen, alAwlaki’s actions not only supported enemies of the nation but also that terrorist activity against the American public and soldiers is considered treason. One need only look at ArPhoto by Muhammad ud-Deen, ticle III, Section 3 of the U.S. Wikimedia Commons Constitution which states: AL-AWLAKI “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” The Supreme Court has ruled that federal and state investigators count as witnesses, which for al-Awlaki there were plenty, and the death penalty is considered lawful for treasonable offenses. Like bin Laden, actually searching for and arresting al-Awlaki would have been virtually impossible and a deadly risk for our troops. It is only natural that al-Awlaki would think of himself as unreachable in foreign soil, so the only realistic path to justice for America was to kill him abroad. Let’s make no mistake: There are those who would not hesitate to kill a non-Muslim or a non-compliant Muslim. Those people do have forfeited their right to go out the easy way. Goodbye Anwar, and good riddance.

MAN ON THE STREET

What do you think of the new statue outside of Old Admin? “I think it’s cool. I think it’s unique in it’s own way.”

“My first impression is that it is not the most comfortable position to hold.”

Rebecca Lashmett, 18, freshman, Undecided major of Lusk, Wyo.

Ty Cyphers, 19, sophomore, Business Administration/ Marketing major of Eaton, Colo.

“It’s unusual, it’s pretty cool artwork.”

Shelby Lightfritz, 19, freshman, History Education major of Oshkosh

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“It’s cool, it’s a good addition to campus when you’re walking to class.”

Wes Dallas, 19, freshman, Undecided major of Laramie, Wyo.

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EDITORIAL — THE EAGLE’S VIEW

Hard work pays off during Centennial The Eagle staff wishes to extend their most sincere thanks to everyone who planned, helped, and participated in the centennial homecoming events. It is without a doubt that the homecoming celebrations and festivities were a great success, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work from the faculty, staff, and students. For the parade, it was humbling to see so many individual students give up their precious time to come together and construct such amazing floats. Whether a float was grand in size or unique in design, each one represented the ambitions of the students involved with their construction and proved to be a real joy for the people of this town as well. Despite the less than desired final scores, we also thank the CSC athletes who gave it all they had for the team and school, and they will surely bounce back and make all of us proud. All of the clubs and campus groups made splendid efforts in their endeavors. Particularly impressive were the number of bedsheet submissions and varied designs they had. Whether it was a theme of our eagle trouncing another college animal or evoking the values of the particular club, all of them were neat and original because of the time the students took to paint them. Events like the fireworks display were also impressive, thanks to the student government organizations for funding it and the administration and individual faculty for encouraging it in the first place. Last, the various games and stands on the Dean’s Green, formed by the various campus clubs and groups, gave many people a chance to see what the college has to offer the student body. Again, all of this was thanks to those individuals who wanted to make an impact on the centennial celebrations. We’re glad to have been here to enjoy the 100th anniversary of this great institution, and we hope everyone who participated, in one way or another, were able to have a good time. Again, a great big thanks to everyone who made the 2011 homecoming a great success.


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hands-on projects or demonstrations. There are literally hundreds of different ways to learn the same subjects. Alternate projects, although different, may help people learn the material just as well. So if you are struggling with learning, tell the professors early. If they don’t realize that someone is having problems, they can’t address them.

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For as long as I have been teaching, I have always had students come up to me at the end of the semester trying to find ways not to fail class. They tell me stories about family, medical, or other issues that prevented them from performing well. My first question to them is, “Why didn’t you tell me about this sooner?” A lot of these problems could have been easily addressed earlier, but by the end of the semester they became so grave that there was little I could do to reverse the damage. Don’t assume that our professors are out to fail you. They have the job of enabling student success by any means and method possible.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO LEARN

Not everyone learns at the same rate from the same learning methods. Some individuals learn best through lectures, while others prefer

DON’T BE ASHAMED

There are many students who will hide their problems because they believe it is shameful to ask for help. It takes more courage to ask for help than to live with the problem, but it’s worth it. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. The greatest leaders in our society understand this and ask for help to make up for their weaknesses while using their strengths to help the weaknesses of others. To be truly successful in life, requires mastery of two practices. First, if you are struggling, ask for help. Second, if you don’t know the answer, ask questions. If you can master these two practices, you’ll become a better individual.

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Learning can also be hampered by physical

or learning disabilities. I had difficulty in grade school because I was color blind. The white chalk my teachers used disappeared on the green chalk board, which I saw as light gray. The solution was to switch to a black chalk board on which I could see the writing. My wife had a terrible time in her undergraduate studies because of her dyslexia. Her struggles affected her grades, but with time and experimentation we learned the styles and techniques that best helped her to learn. Now she has a couple master’s degrees and is working on her doctorate. No one would have thought she’d go so far judging from her earlier grades.

DON’T PUT IT OFF

If you are facing physical or learning disabilities now, CSC will work hard to accommodate your needs. Jerry Cassiday in Student Health Services (jcassiday@csc.edu or 308-432-6232) can help those facing these types of challenges. So remember, bad news never gets better with time. Don’t wait till the end of the semester, and let our professors help find a solution to problems while they are still small and manageable. Don’t delay and let the situation spiral beyond repair.

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- Pumpkin poptarts are an amazing snack! - The Bean Broker offers lots of delicious fall drinks, which are perfect for a chilly day spent doing homework. - Even though homecoming was fun, all the stress and worry that came with it is over. -Midterm break is only two weeks away.

- Even though midterm exams are next week, teachers aren’t making the homework loads smaller. - Wasps and other bugs are continuing to find ways into buildings, and consequently dorm rooms. - Doing homework in the High Rise computer lab after 7 p.m. is almost impossible.

- Hunting season is right around the corner!

- Despite the weather being warm the last couple of days, people are getting sick.

- The football crowd held morale during the homecoming game against the ThunderWolves.

- Even though September was busy, there are more stressful moments yet to come.

A glimpse into the past . . . Professor dismisses students to keep engagement plans intact – Oct. 7, 1966 – During the Major American Writers class, students were surprised when their professor, Roy L. Hill, dismissed the class ten minutes earlier than normal. Hill said that he had a prior engagement that he had to attend and could not miss. Little did anyone know that fifteen minutes after dismissing his class, Hill was getting married to Miss Olivia Bishop, an assistant director of the American Nurses Association and Nurses Counseling Service in New York City. Compiled by Ashley Swanson Source: The Eagle Archives


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100 years in 1,440 minutes

Chadron State College celebrates its centennial homecoming with ‘A century of service’

From its roots in 1911 as Nebraska State Normal School at Chadron with an enrollment of 111, to its current status at Chadron State College with a population of over 2,900, the college culminated its centennial celebration during Saturday’s homecoming events, which included a football game, festival, dance party, fireworks presentation, and dedication ceremonies.

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Brett Christensen (56), junior of Wallace, pulls down one of the players from the ThunderWolves’ team during the Saturday afternoon football game on Elliot Field.

Adam Neumann, 20, junior of Fort Calhoun and Ashley Riesen, 20, junior of Chadron stand next to each other after being crowned king and queen during half time of the homecoming football game.

Speeches

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Chancellor of the NSCS, Stan Carpenter, of Lincoln, was one of the speakers present during the Eagles Festival, Saturday.

President Janie Park, Morgan Nelson, student senate president, George Griffith, professor of English and humanities, and sculpture David Alan Clark, were present during the centennial celebration on the Dean’s Green Saturday. Each speaker talked about the different improvements made on campus, including the portal, the flag plaza, and The Three Muses.

Mementos

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These key chains were just some of the mementos sold to passersby during Saturday’s centennial celebration.

Many different tents and tables were set up for the convenience of the public. Some tables displayed key chains, water bottles, mugs, and T-shirts. Others displayed delicious food and other goodies, such as cakes and brownies that were available for purchase for anyone who attended the Eagle Festival on the Dean’s Green Saturday.


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2011 Centennial Celebration Parade Highlights

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One of the many phantoms waves to the crowd from atop a “Friends of the Phantom Float” Saturday.

On-campus float category: THEME 1. Sigma Delta Nu 2. Child Development Center 3. Applied Sciences.

On-campus float category: ORIGINALITY 1. Upward Bound 2. Social Work 3. International Club.

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An abundance of fans and supporters cheer on the CSC players during the football game Saturday.

Fast Facts about CSC’s homecoming past: On-campus float category: JUDGE’S CHOICE 1. Eagle Newspaper 2. Admissions.

* Each picture is of the first-place winner in each category.

▶ The first homecoming took place in 1921. ▶ Oct. 15, 1955 homecoming activities included a bonfire on C-Hill, a snake dance, and pep rally. ▶ Oct. 5, 1960 homecoming had 14 floats and an estimated 3,000 people showed up to watch. ▶ Oct. 3, 1970 homecomings theme was “Roaring 20s” and the football rival was Kearney State. – The Eagle archives and CSC timeline.

Games

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One of the many helpers spins the bingo cage during a game of bingo, Saturday.

Bingo was one of the events available to the public and students during the celebration. Other games, including fish races, where contenders had to blow through a straw to make their fish move faster than the others in order to win, and being able to pie someone in the face. Many different prizes were given out to winners.

Birds Two live eagles were featured during the celebration where people could get pictures of and with them, as well as admire them. The eagles were closely watched by two trainers as they often tried to fly away, and were Photos by Ashley Swanson mildly testy. The bald eagle was brought onto Elliot field with the The bald eagle, left, and the golden eagle, above, both males, were displayed at the festivi- saluting of the flags prior to the starting of the football game.. ties on the Dean’s Green.


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THE EAGLE’S TOP ATHLETES

Tyrel Bonett

Rodeo Event: Steer wrestling Year: Senior Hometown: Newell, S.D. Bonett took third place in the steer wrestling event for the CSC Rodeo team with times of 5.9 and 5.0 seconds.

Alyssa Bauer

Volleyball Position: Setter Year: Freshman Hometown: Rapid City, S.D. Bauer compiled 33 assists and 8 digs against Metro in her oncourt debut Saturday.

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CSC’s Trelan Taylor (8), sophomore cornerback of La Mesa, Calif., and Cody Wockenfuss (18), junior cornerback of Crete, prepare to tackle ThunderWolves tailback J.B. Mathews (24), freshman of Aurora, Colo., at the goal line Saturday at Elliot Field.

‘Wolves thunder through Chadron Chris Clark Reporter

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Defensive Coordinator Todd Auer yells during the homecoming game Saturday at Elliot Field.

Chadron’s Eagles are in the midst of giants. After a 38-28 loss to the RMAC-leading Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves, Chadron is slated to take on the University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers, who, like Pueblo, boast a perfect 5-0 record.

The Lopers, who were ranked fourth in the nation on Monday by the American Football Coaches Association Top 25 poll, will host Chadron at noon (CDT) Saturday. Saddled with a 2-3 record, this might be the last time the Eagles face the rival Lopers. Kearney is moving from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association next season. Kearney boasts intimidating offensive

numbers, averaging 613.6 yards and 50 points per game. “They have a very good offense,” said Chadron Coach Bill O’Boyle. “Very high- tempo.” Chadron suffered its first RMAC loss Saturday to the ThunderWolves. “They’re just a very sound team in all three phases,” O’Boyle said of Colorado’s squad. see FOOTBALL, Page 11

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FOOTBALL

Wide Receiver Quinell Atkins (26), junior of Fresno, Calif., dodges his opponent during Saturdays homecoming game.

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The ThunderWolves attack was led by quarterback San Antonio junior quarterback Ross Dausin, who completed 18 of 20 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns. Freshman tailback J.B. Mathews of Aurora, Colo., also contributed two rushing touchdowns. The Eagles took to the air in response, with junior quarterback Brandon Gorsuch of Rapid City, S.D., racking up 315 yards passing, a touchdown pass and a 1-yard run for a touchdown. Gorsuch’s impressive numbers were tempered, however by three interceptions. Despite the turnovers, O’Boyle remains confident with Gorsuch’s performance. “He’s getting better every week,” O’Boyle said, “The interceptions were mistakes, but he just has to learn to trust the system.” The Eagles never led the contest, but remained neck and neck with the ThunderWolves, tying the score at 14 late in the first half when Gorsuch scrambled into the end-zone. On the ensuing possession, the ThunderWolves reclaimed their lead. On the first play Dausin completed a 70-yard pass to tailback Jesse Lewis of Loveland, Colo. three plays later, he found Josh Sandoval of Pueblo in the end zone, bringing the score to 21-14, Pueblo. The ThunderWolves extended their lead in the second half with a 50-yard field goal by kicker Kyle Major, of Littleton, Colo., a short touchdown run by Mathews, and a 7-yard touchdown reception by Da’Quan Cartwright of Pueblo. Eagles tailback Glen Clinton, sophomore of Cody, Wyo., contributed two touchdowns, bringing Chadron within 10 points with 5:41 remaining. The Eagles forced a 3-and-out to reclaim possession, but linebacker Lee Meisner of Sterling, Colo., stopped Chadron’s drive short with his second interception of the game. Pueblo started their drive with 3:14 left and pushed their way to Chadron’s 34-yard line, where Major attempted a 51-yard kick that was blocked by Eagles tackle Jake McCrary of Valentine. Possession shifted back to Chadron for the final drive with 2:17 remaining. Once again though, the Eagles were sabotaged. With the clock at 1:43, Josh Costa, senor of Nanaluki, Hawaii, intercepted Gorsuch’s pass, returning possession to Pueblo, who kneeled away the remaining time.


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Rodeo team takes rough ride at Lamar CC in Colo. Derek Larsen Reporter

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Collin Chytka, sophomore of Broken Bow, rides his bareback horse to qualify for the short round at the Lamar CC, Colo., rodeo Saturday. Chytka finished fourth in the barback riding competition.

Last weekend the Chardon State rodeo team traveled to an event hosted by Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo. Although no Eagle contestant placed first or second, CSC did finish with eight members placed between third and sixth. Steer wrestling and tie down roping provided 4 places for Chadron State. Seniors Tyrel Bonett, of Newell, S.D., and Miles Spickelmier, of Imperial, finished third and fourth in the steer wrestling event. Bonett posted times of 5.9 and 5.0 seconds while Spickelmier finished with times of 6.2 and 5.6 seconds. In tie down roping, freshman Lane Day, freshman of Bartlett, and Bridger Chytka, graduate student of Hemingford, both placed. With a time of 9.7 seconds Day found himself in first place after the first go-round but with a time of 12.8 in the second go-round ended up finishing in fourth place. Chytka had times of 11.2 and 11.8, which were good enough to finish in sixth place.

Chadron State had two cowgirls who finished third in their events. In breakaway roping sophomore Kaycee Werdel, of Chadron, had times of 3.2 and 12.4. On her second run, Werdel was in good position to take first but broke the barrier and ended up having to settle for third place. In her first rodeo with Chadron State after transferring from the University of New Mexico Highlands, senior Randa Calbaugh finished with times of 8.6 and 8.2 in goat tying, which was good enough to finish third. Two cowboys placed in rough stock events for the Eagles. In bareback riding, freshman Collin Chytka, of Broken Bow, turned in scores of 59 and 64, which placed him in fourth place. In the bull riding event, senior Justin Ellis, of Kirby, Wyo., turned in a score of 63 points on his first ride but was bucked off in the finals. After most of the other bull riders were bucked off, Ellis’ score was good enough to finish in third place. The Chadron State rodeo team will travel to Cheyenne, Wyo., next weekend for an event hosted by Laramie County Community College.

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“If you feel a bit lonely or just need someone to cheer you up remember, you can always change your birthday on Facebook.” —Thursday, Clock Tower “Are you guys here for the sewing convention? This is a football game, we stand up.”

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Morgan Nelson, 20, junior of Norfolk tries to get out of the grasp of her two competitors, Danielle Buckley, 20, junior of Plamer, Alaska, far left, and Katie Patrick, 22, senior of Alliance, during a scrimmage rugby game Saturday.

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Is ‘Charlie Brown’ good, man? Kelsey Amos

as any issue that an adult might face. The musical doesn’t trivialize Charlie Brown’s depression over losing a base“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” ball game or Linus’ separation anxiety is a musical based on the comic strip from his blanket, which allows audi“Peanuts,” by Charles Schulz. ence members of any age to relate and The CSC production is directed by sympathize with them. Roger Mays, professor of visual and The characters also have an adult performing arts. The cast consists of perspective of their situations even as just six actors, yet the quality of their children, which is seen in their mature performances makes this seem like a dialogue. These aspects of the musical much larger production. The musical’s make it as enjoyable for adults as it is strong cast, cartoon elements, and live for children. orchestra bring Schulz’s classic charThe musical has many elements of a acters to life in this fun, memorable cartoon, which tie it back to the origiproduction. nal comic strip. Because the musical The musical follows Charlie Brown, is based on a comic, there is no traplayed by Amditional plot. mon Weser; his Instead, the “The musical doesn’t sister Sally, played plot consists of by Lauren Morshort episodes, trivialize Charlie ris; siblings Lucy similar to indiBrown’s depression and Linus, played vidual comic by Jayma Loghry over losing a baseball game or strips. The and Derek Phelps; actors transiLinus’ separation anxiety from his tion smoothly amateur musician Schroeder, blanket, which allows audience between these played by Willis members of any age to relate and short scenes, Miller; and Charso the musisympathize with them.” lie Brown’s dog cal doesn’t feel Snoopy, played by choppy. The Ashley Daniels through the drama sets and props are bright, oversized, and disappointments of their day. and asymmetrical, which makes the This is a high energy performance, set feel like a comic and presents evwith over a dozen songs, dancing, erything from a child’s perspective. almost constant physical activity, The costumes and wigs are bright and and exaggerated emotion. The actors also have a cartoon quality. maintain that level of energy throughBackdrops and images from the out the performance. comic strip were projected on a The actors give convincing perfor- screen above the stage, which set the mances as young children through context for different scenes. However, their exaggerated facial expressions in the song “Happiness,” random imand emotions. Occasionally, it be- ages that weren’t from the comic were comes apparent that the actors are projected like a slide show. This was much older than their characters, but distracting and drew attention away these instances are rare. from the actors. The actors’ comedic and musical The orchestra, directed by Hannah timing contributes to the musical’s Sanders, consists of seven musicians humor. In the songs “Beethoven Day,” who contribute greatly to the qual“The Book Report,” and “Glee Club ity of the musical. The orchestra also Rehearsal,” the characters talk and provides sound effects, such as the sing over each other. The actors ac- Beethoven music that Schroeder plays complish this in a way that is funny on his piano. yet still understandable. Audience members who like the The actors portray the characters “Peanuts” cartoon will enjoy seeing in a way that made their worries and the classic characters brought to life disappointments seem as important in this production.

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Jayma Loghry, 19, sophomore of Sydney looks distraught during dress rehearsal of “Your a Good Man Charlie Brown,” Monday in Memorial Hall.

Christina Ferrero

I have seen several CSC productions where the use of projection slides have helped to Contributor enhance the stage, but in this production the The Chadron State College Theatre Program slides are sometimes a hindrance. I enjoyed is starting off it’s season with Clark Gesner’s the Peanuts comic strips that are shown both “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” Adapted before the play began and during the intermisfrom the beloved comic strip Peanuts, this pro- sion, but in some scenes, for example, the final duction is a compilation of short sketches and song “Happiness,” the slides detract from the musical numbers performed by the characters performers. The images become a distraction, drawing attention away from the actors. that Charles Schulz created in 1950. I was disappointed by the lack of any sort of The entire cast maintained a high energy level throughout the two-hour performance. serious or intellectual theme in this producLauren Morris steals the show as the obnox- tion, especially considering that Peanuts has been commended iously loud, little for its implicit sosister, Sally Brown. “I was disappointed by the lack of any sort of cial commentary. Morris nails the perThe play gets close fect voice and move- serious or intellectual theme in this producto social reflection ments for the en- tion, especially considering that in the first act with dearing Sally. Ashley “My Blanket and Daniels also does a Peanuts has been commended for Me” but the critigreat job playing the its implicit social commentary.” cal lines of Linus role of the dramatic van Pelt, played by and imaginative Snoopy, one of the best known cartoon char- Derek Phelps are said so hurriedly that they are acters of all time. Daniels fearlessly belts out easily lost. This is not to say that all theatre should be several vocal solos during the performance. Charlie Brown, however, played by Ammon dramatic and heart-breaking; the Theatre ProWeser, carries a tone slightly too optimistic to gram did a fantastic job last year with the comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest.” But suit the comic’s bald, defeatist hero. Since all of the characters in the play are sup- this piece is so light that it may not satisfy the posed to be small children, it’s my opinion that appetite of the young-adult demographic that the male members of the cast ought to either composes the majority of the student body. This production probably appeals mainly to wear nude tights or shave their legs to fit their either a very young audience, or the generaroles. The orchestra, directed by Hannah Sand- tion that grew up while the comic strip Peanuts ers, was phenomenal. A group of only seven was at its height of popularity. Nevertheless, members, they play piece after excellent piece anyone in the mood for a night of nostalgia of music to accompany the show’s many musi- and family humor ought to get their tickets recal numbers. served.


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Good Grief, ‘Charlie Brown’

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ABOVE: Lucy van Pelt, played by Jayma Loghry,19, sophomore of Sidney, threatens to beat her little brother Linus van Pelt, played by Derek Phelps, 18, freshman of Sidney, if he doesn’t change the TV channel. LEFT: Ammon Weser, 21, sophomore of Provo, Utah, as Charlie Brown and the rest of the cast sing “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” Monday night during dress rehearsal in Memorial Hall.

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