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Jeff Larson, defensive coordinator, talks with the football team during a 30 second time-out during Thursday’s game against West Texas A&M in the AT&T Stadium.

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Registration begins at 8 a.m. for those who want to participate in the 5k “Powder to the People” run, which begins at 9 a.m. by the NPAC.

GEAR UP FOR PEP RALLY A pep rally at 7 p.m., will take place in the Armstrong Gym today. All fans are asked to dress in school colors to support the upcoming sports games this weekend.

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SEPT. 12, 2013 | The Eagle |

Senate allocates $4,700 for student government travel Spike Jordan Managing Editor

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Marina Podio, 21, senior of Newcastle, Wyo. explains her poster, entitled “‘Scalito:’ Associate Justice Samuel Anthony Alito Jr.” to Tracy Nobiling, justice studies professor, Tuesday in Old Admin during a Constitution Day event.

Fire department alerted after steam valve pops

CSC Student Senate allocated $4,700 from student activity fees during last week’s meeting. Senate approved the money through two separate allocations. The first amount is $700 dollars and was allocated for a Sept. 27, day-trip to the Scottsbluff YMCA, where-in 32 individuals; 22 from Senate and 10 from

Rodeo queen contest starts today, runs through Friday For the first time since the 1970s, Chadron State will host a rodeo queen contest. Applicants for the contest were not required to be a part of rodeo. The first day of competing will be today at 2 p.m. in the Sandoz Center Atrium. At 5 p.m. today, the speech competition and style will take place, also hosted in the Sandoz Center. Finally, tomorrow, the chosen queen will be crowned at the Dawes County Fairgrounds at noon.

Last week, Senate allocated $4,700 from $47,652 in unallocated funds. $4,000 was allocated for a trip to Peru State College Oct. 1719. $700 was allocated for a ropes course with CAB Sept. 27. This week, no money was allocated and the new total of unallocated funds is $42,952. Senate is also introducing a new Senate Finance Committee. This will put CAB and the SFC under the same by-laws to allow for more flexibility. There will be a committee to draft the by-laws with Josh Keating, senator-at-large, as the chair. As stated by the by-laws the minutes will be available now upon request only. CAB has $10,300 in unallocated funds as of Tuesday after a $500 allocation for Pink It Out t-shirts. Director of Student Activities Laure Sinn requested the allocation for pink shirts for Oct. 12 for a “pink-out day.” The shirts will read, “Pink is the new Maroon” for breast cancer

- Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 11:30 a.m. Sandoz Center - Rodeo Queen Contest, 2 p.m. Sandoz Center - Pep Rally, 7 p.m., Armstrong



- Rodeo queen crowning, noon, fairgrounds - Volleyball, 6 p.m., Armstrong - Rodeo, 7 p.m., fairgrounds

awareness month. Brendan Mead, vice chair of finance, added that CAB is allocated on a quarterly basis and if a club needs extra funds, they need to ask for it before Oct. 1. Development Officer Leslie Bargen made an appearance to mention requirements for fundraising. She reminded representatives that before any fundraising is done, a form must be filled out. It lets the college know what type of fundraising is being done, and which local businesses have donated money. Bargen said it would be preferable if forms were filled out and turned in at least two weeks in advance, but it can be turned in any time before the fundraiser. CAB Chair Lane Swedberg reminded representatives, “You are representing not only the club, but the campus.” CAB has also been invited by the Chamber of Commerce and the Chadron High School to participate in a “Moonlight Madness” carnival Oct. 25. The clubs will be helping with games. The CAB monthly newsletter will be distributed soon. It is in the design stages and will give a re-cap of the month, and a short overview of the next month.

ask your representatives: “How do you justify allocating $4,700 for Senate trips but clubs only get $300?” “Clubs can ask for more money through CAB. Senate is an overall student body leadership development and continuing to support those events is beneficial.”

Weekly Calendar: Sept. 19 - 25


be $2,000, but that Senate doubled the amount after more Senators expressed interest. Eighteen senators are on the list to attend the State Colleges Conference, but Aaron Prestwich, senior director for student affairs, said Monday that it will probably be cut to 13 or 14 students due to transportation limits. Prestwich said that allocated funds not expended would be returned to the Student Activity Fee account.

Finance Committee to draft new SFC by-laws Katherine Sullivan Reporter

Fire officials arrived at Armstrong at around 5:30 p.m., Friday after the fire alarms sounded. A pressure release valve on a steam line popped, filling the basement of Armstrong with steam, Pat Gould, fire chief said Monday—no actual fire occurred. Gould said there was no one in the building at the time except campus security, who unlocked the building so firefighters could access the basement.


the Campus Activity Board, will attend a “ropes course.” Jacob Rissler, Senate President, said in an interview Friday that the intent of the course is team building and to help foster a stronger connection between CAB and Senate. The second allocation, $4,000 dollars, is for a Senate delegation to attend the State Colleges Conference at Peru State College, Oct. 17—19. Rissler said that the original allocation was supposed to


– Jacob Rissler, Student Senate President.

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- MTNA Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m., Memorial Hall - Color Run, 9 a.m. - All On Family Day Color Run, 9 a.m., NPAC - Football, noon, Elliot Field





- Pathways to Success, 5 p.m., Burkhiser Room 160 -Senate meeting, 5 p.m., Scottsbluff room, SC



- Sushi Bar & Chopstick Wars, 5 p.m., Gold Room -CAB meeting, 6 p.m., Scottsbluff room, SC



- Revive Meeting, 8:30 a.m., SC Ballroom


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Facebook-page admin. speaks about ‘confessions’ Spike Jordan Managing Editor An Admin for the CSC Confessions page contacted The Eagle Saturday. they agreed to an interview under the condition that we keep their identity anonymous. Q: Why was the page created? A: I was not the original creator so I asked [them] and [they] said: The page was created out of sheer boredom and the fact that at the end of last year I had stumbled upon a couple confessions pages like [Black Hills State University] and [University of Wyoming] and I wanted to know what kind of shenanigans our student body was up to. Q: Are you one of the founding admins? How long have you been an admin? A: I just recently became an admin, but I knew who the original one was from the beginning. Q: What made you want to be an admin? A: I didn’t necessarily want to be an admin, but the original admin was getting tired of all of the drama and politics going on with it and asked me if I wanted to take over and I agreed. Q: How many admins actually run the page? A: There are 5 people who have admin abilities but I am the only one that has been posting new confessions lately. Q: What are the “ground rules,” for what

you will not post? be, for example there was one where the girls A: Anything involving faculty will not be went and looked at a guy’s parking permit posted at all, even if it simply “I love so-and- number but it isn’t something I would alert auso’s class.” We also don’t post anything about thorities about. RD’s or RA’s if we know they are an RA. I live The old admin and creator of the page said off campus so if there is a confession with a there was a confession made through Survey name in it, I may not be aware that the person Monkey a while ago about someone wantis an RA. ing to kill themselves so [they] wanted to tell However, if it says “the RA in this dorm…” someone but didn’t know who to tell, especialwe won’t post it. We also won’t post something ly since [they] had no way of knowing who sent that could ruin a reputation or if it is just plain in that confession. creepy. That last part Q: Some people choose to conmainly comes into effess through messages, rather fect with confessions than the Survey Monkey, is it about liking girls and awkward putting a face to the sometimes the conconfession? fessor just goes into A: Yes! Just the other night I was too much detail. at a house and a guy walked in who Q: Are there confesI have never met but I know he sions that make you had sent about 10 confessions in squeamish? through messages within a short The page’s current profile photo. A: I don’t know if period of time. All I could think of squeamish is the right word, but like I was say- were his confessions. ing about the ones we don’t post, if it sounds Q: Do you get a sense of satisfaction from really creepy or is too explicit, we won’t post it. posting some of the confessions? Q: Do you receive confessions that you are A: Yes, for some of them like the one where too embarrassed to post? the person said he liked this page for funny stoA: No, they aren’t my confessions so why ries, not a morality lesson. I think more people should I be embarrassed? need to relax and not get so worked up over all Q: Have there been confessions that made of these confessions so I was very glad to see you want to alert authorities? someone else submit that post. A: No, there have been some that I have Q: How do you think CSC Confessions afthought about how creepy some people can fects students?

A: I think it is a way for students to see what others are thinking and doing. I know there are some confessions that make me feel better about some of the choices I’ve made in college and there are some that I can definitely relate to. I think it can help some students see that they aren’t the only ones who have done some stupid stuff in college. Q: How do you think CSC Confessions reflects on the college? A: Anymore the confessions are about having a crush on someone or looking for Mr. Right so it really isn’t that bad. Every college has stories like these, we are just actually publishing them so if people do see this page before coming here, they know what they are getting into rather than just being blind-sided by it. Q: Do you think that CSC Confessions might deter someone from coming to CSC? A: I would like to think that it would not deter someone from coming to CSC but if it did, that person would not do well at any college. No matter where you go to college there will be parties and crazy stories so if seeing them deters you from one college, then you are probably not going to like any college. Q: Has anyone from the college administration attempted contacting the admins? A: [The administration] did bring the original creator in to talk but even [creator of the page] is not sure how [the administration] knew [they] were the creator.

CSC Students affected by Colorado floods share details Teri Robinson Reporter While the list of people missing in Colorado lowers daily, rescues for those stranded are becoming easier to complete, but the cost of damage continues to increase. Around the Rocky Mountains in Colorado the last tragedy citizens thought to prepare for was flooding. Many have lost homes in the Lyons, Boulder, Longmont, Erie and surrounding areas. Heavy rains last week began to make rivers swell, and, with no cease in downpours, the rivers swallowed everything in its path. Many current and former students who live in Colorado are being affected by the flooding. Dylan Banks, 18, freshman of Longmont, Colo., has affected family back home. The front yard was destroyed, but that was the only damage his family endured. “Damage hasn’t been done to my family, but my grandma had an inch of flooding in her basement,” Banks said. The river that overflowed and reached

Banks’s house was 15 miles away. “It over flowed into streets and the whole yard was covered,” Banks said. “The river is six feet wide originally.” His family was evacuated for a day when flooding first began. Some people have been unaffected by flooding damage but are affected by the unsanitary water. “Here in Sterling, [Colo.], we are under a ‘no flush’ rule (no toilets, showers, laundry, dishes, etc.) to manage waste water,” Elizabeth Brown, former CSC student and Sterling resident stated. Roads around Sterling have frequently been open then closed due to the floodwaters. Brown added, “There has been concern that we may lose power.” Jayme Caro, 20, former CSC student from Thornton, Colo., currently lives in Greeley and says she is not as affected as homeowners are, but is also affected by the unsanitary water conditions. “They have turned off our water due to the unsafe and unsanitary waters in the area,” Caro stated. “I have had to move to a differ-

ent location for the time being so that the emergency crews can continue to clean up.” Caro’s apartment is about three blocks from the main damage in the community. The Thornton community was on a mandatory evacuation while she was on a voluntary evacuation. South Boulder, Colo., was not damaged by the Boulder Creek flood but by the Bear Creek flood. Jacob Hockins, former CSC student and Boulder resident states the Bear Creek flood is what his apartment complex is being affected by. “A few days ago, all roads in our area were closed or underwater and we were trapped in our building unless we wanted to wade through knee deep, fast moving water,” Hockins stated. His roommate and he did not endure any damage but watched as floodwater took parts of the sidewalk. “Several roads and sidewalks near us were damaged, most noticeably was a large slab of sidewalk [that] had been moved from one side of the street to the other,” Hockins stated.

Hockins added, relief efforts are concentrated in areas hit hardest, but in Boulder “most relief efforts are being handled by local authorities.” Hockins stated some evacuees are being moved to extra space on the Colorado University campus. Basements are still flooded in Boulder and residents are looking for other accommodations due to the flood damage to homes. Emergency crews consist of local and national authorities and volunteers from the communities. “I know people who have been volunteering and my dad helped transport food,” Banks said. Caro stated, “I do have a few friends that are volunteering with the emergency crews to help with the clean up.” Clean up is underway while authorities continue to search for missing people. As water levels drop in Colorado, authorities are keeping an eye on where the water is headed. While it travels down rivers it may cause other flooding as it travels east into Nebraska and authorities warn citizens to be careful.




Senate: serve constituents before serving self The preamble to the Chadron State College Student Association Constitution charges representatives to “...judiciously manage such fiscal responsibilities as entrusted...” But the $4,700 dollars allocated last week by Student Senate does not fit the bill. According to Jacob Rissler, Senate President, there is a $300 limit for clubs seeking to use Student Activity Fees toward travel and conference expenses. To be fair, clubs can still go before the Campus Activity Board and petition for more funding. Senate, on the other hand has illustrated that they are above and beyond the purview of sensible expenditures. If your club wants to take a trip or attend a conference, you have two options: fund-raise, or beg CAB for money. If Senators want to take a trip, they help themselves to un-allocated funds, instead of fund-raising like the clubs must. But they are incorrect in doing so. The money Senate allocated was not pulled from the “Senate Activity Fees”; it was allocated from Student Activity Fees. Senate using student money to fund it’s own lavish expeditions is intolerable, and we feel that they should not be entitled to use student dollars for their gain. Frankly, every single student on this campus should be furious and shouting at their representatives. The Student Activity Fee is money that we pay with our tuition and fees to the college. The Senate is supposed to be an elected trustee of that money. When Nebraska State College System Chancellor Stan Carpenter delivered his State of the System Address two weeks ago, he said “We are stewards of the public trust, and stewards of the public treasure.” Student government has yet to effectively demonstrate this ethos. Every Senator swore an oath to the Student Association Constitution. Their duties entail spending that public treasury in a manner that benefits the student body before it benefits the Senate. In case Senate has forgotten, their duty is to serve the students, not the other way around. The United States military has had a longstanding tradition: the troops eat before the officers. Unfortunately, rather than emulate real leadership, the Senate has followed the U.S. Congress’s example: get fat on your constituent’s dime.

SEPT. 19, 2013 | The Eagle |

Keep your filthy paws to yourself


he school year is starting to come together and classes are on-a-roll. There are many events and opportunities out there for everybody, if one only takes the initiative to look. For some people, CSC has become a home-awayfrom-home, or even a permanent home, but for some it is a little uncomfortable. People are avoiding dorm hallways at certain times of the day, they are avoiding eating at specific times, and sometimes going so far as to avoid going to an event based on who could be there. The fact that sexual harassment on campus is bad enough that it needs to be addressed at floor meetings as well as put in the newspaper, is disturbing. Some of you may be reading this and thinking to yourselves, “This doesn’t apply to me,” but not so fast. You may also be thinking that since I am obviously female, I am targeting male students, but alas I am not. Nobody should ever have to avoid walking down the hallway or have to complain anonymously on some Facebook page. Now, the legitimacy of these Facebook claims is questionable, but the fact that these acts were committed or somebody would lie about it is mind-boggling. According to the locally infamous CSC Confessions page on Facebook, there have been noteworthy cases. One in particular comes from a girl. “CSC Confession #1154: I like to spy on the other girls when they shower. Then I go back to my room and use those images

to play with myself.” Some people would say the page is “all in good fun” but that is not what this is at all. This is perverted. I’m thankful that I do not live in a building where not only would I feel uncomfortable for myself while I’m trying to shower, but for everybody else around me. People should not have to worry about things like that, especially at a school. Another post that could be from a man or woman says, “CSC Confession #1105: If guys could quit slapping my a** when I walk to and from classes, that would be great.” Who does this? The majority of people I have ever talked to on campus are here for class and educational opportunities, not to get some action. I know that if I got a slap on my rear end while I was going to class, I would make a scene. A huge scene. Now, from my own personal experience, Chadron is my home. These buildings are home to me, and being uncomfortable in my own home is not going to fly. After experiencing first-hand the kind of ridiculousness that ensues from merely walking down a dorm hallway while doors are open, I avoid those hallways. I have even had to file a complaint. There are the people that have a problem with sexual harassment then there are also people that think it is funny. There are people that have said “get over it” and “quit taking things so seriously.” What these people do not see is the definitive line between a little joke, a little


Kathryn Sullivan Reporter flirt, an exchange of numbers, and flat-out objectifying somebody. Frankly, sexual harassment in any form is not okay. Anything somebody does intentionally to make somebody else uncomfortable is not okay. Anything somebody does that is sexual when one of the parties is not interested is not okay. This is college. Everybody learned in Kindergarten to keep their hands to themselves, respect other people’s boundaries, and also learned what is and is not appropriate to say or do to somebody else. If you are being harassed, seriously people, do not be afraid to tell somebody with some sort of power that could help you out. Tell your RA, tell your RD, tell a professor, tell campus security, just tell someone. Don’t post it anonymously over some idiot’s idea of fun. And always remember, there are ways to get a date without being vulgar.


We asked: “What do you think about the situation in Syria?”






“I actually don’t really know anything about it. Heard about it but don’t know what’s going on.”

“Against an United States intervention. I think something needs to happen with Syria but U.N. needs to worry.”

“I haven’t really paid too much attention.”

“Been flip-flop in president’s stance.”

“So busy with my own life don’t know too much. Guess it’s pretty bad.”

20, senior of Omaha

18, freshman of Ainsworth

19, sophmore of Loveland, Colo.

20, junior of Ogallala

18, junior of Corning, New York


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You people will share anything


iral is a word that, before the dawn of the Internet, had heavy-handed, medical connotations. Before YouTube, viral meant “of or pertaining to a virus.” Now, it’s 2013, and “viral” has all but severed its medical ties, as it has been joined in the Oxford Dictionary Online by the likes of “derp,” “twerk,” and “srsly.” Today, when we say “viral,” we’re talking about the rapid spread of a video or an image across our Facebook news feeds. Roughly a week ago, a video titled “Worst Twerk Fail EVER” made its way onto the web. It featured a blonde woman in yoga pants doing… what else? The video seems like a run-of-the-mill attention-seeker until things go horribly awry as the girl is tipped over onto a lit candle and proceeds to go up in flames. The Internet, much like the woman’s pants, lit up. Hot off the presses of Miley Cyrus’s “performance” (I use that term loosely), the Internet could not get enough of this. Many web-goers blamed Miley directly for the video, and used it to preach about the dangers of twerking. Others declared shenanigans early on and called the video fake, despite having no actual proof. In the meantime, mainstream media circuits including CNN, Fox, and MSNBC ran wild with the video, using it to fill airtime during a news week that was relatively slow if you don’t count the very real possibility of our country going to war.

Then, on Monday, Sept. 9, the entire lid was blown off the issue when late night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel revealed to the world that the video was not only fake, but he had staged and filmed it two months earlier, long before Miley’s line-blurring debacle. The woman in the video: Daphne Avalon, a professional stuntwoman. Kimmel expressed that he had made the video in hopes that it would put an end to twerking forever. Besides the grammatical travesty that usually arises when “viral” is used in this online-centric context, when a video does spread, logic and reasoning tend to evacuate the building. Ignoring the fact that he was actually doing little more than trying to garner views for his show, Kimmel exposed a sizable hole in everyone’s common sense in the form of viral marketing. A short, low-quality home video slipped past newsroom fact checkers and editors nationwide. Avalon, by doing little more than going by the alias Caitlin Heller, fooled both close friends and family who had even recognized her face in the video. Sure, this all may have been in good fun but this begs the question, what else do we let slip by our B.S. detectors on a daily basis? How much of the news that we see is actually news? When something goes viral, most people tend to suspend their disbelief and just go along with the hype.

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Jeff McFarland Columnist If people on Facebook want to hop on the bandwagon, that’s fine. News outlets, however, should not be doing this. The fact that cat videos and people twerking can make it into a news broadcast at all kills me a little inside. When ridiculousness starts to seep through the cracks into our mainstream news, getting accurate information becomes more and more difficult. When accuracy in reporting becomes a problem, retractions have to be made, and conspiracy theories begin to form. There’s a reason why most people don’t take Fox or CNN seriously: at a point, it all becomes more fluff than substance. So before you hit that “Share” button, do us all a favor, and triple check your facts first. is your friend. I mean, it’s not like you believe everything you read in the newspaper, right?

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SEPT. 19, 2013 | The Eagle |

Be careful with the booze


ollege is fun, isn’t it? There are the crazy parties, the crazy people, and all that fun stuff. However, it’s not so fun when you encounter that one person who is drunk out of their mind and has no clue what they’re doing, or what is going on around them, plus they like to be a giant pain toward just about everyone they meet. Unfortunately, this is how I spent my weekend and I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone that I might have annoyed/hit on/etc. I wasn’t myself, and I’m sure I ended up offending more than a few people. At the same time, I think it’s safe to assume that it was a fun night, right up until I woke up the next day. I was never big into alcohol when I was in high school. Growing up, both of my parents had told me that nothing good ever came of it. However, I was still a little curious, so I had the occasional beer with a friend (which is what I advise most of you to stick to rather than the hard stuff ), but nothing more than that. When I graduated, I had decided that when I got to college, I was going to stop being such a little baby about it and be more outgoing. As a college freshman, I still didn’t do much of that, mostly because I didn’t know anyone in the area. By the time I was in my second semester, some of the guys and I would get together, get smashed, and spend the rest of the night playing Pokemon Stadium. Now those were fun times, but I wasn’t prepared for the beast that is vodka. I don’t care how much liquor you say you can handle, if you drink this, you are going to wake up dazed and confused the next morning and you will feel like you have taken a sledgehammer repeatedly to the forehead. There’s nothing more freaky than waking up the next morning not knowing what you did the night before. I can remember little bits and pieces, like annoying the crap out of the front desk workers at High Rise and watching a bunch of people play ping pong. I’m almost certain that I tried to dance, but then there is just a big blank spot in my mind. I could have done anything and I wouldn’t know about it. I did, however, know about the giant puddle of vomit on my floor. And now, here I am, with a ruined pair of headphones and an iPod that smells like rancid pizza and bad decisions. I’m not going to say that drinking alcohol is the worst thing that you can do to your body; there are far worse things out there, like meth and fast food. However, that doesn’t mean that you should go get

Richard Heule III Columnist completely smashed every weekend. Believe me; I had to learn that the hard way. You should be doing more constructive things, like homework, but then again, who likes homework? There’s nothing wrong with having a drink once in a while, but when you get to the point where you are blacking out every weekend for about a year, then you might want to reconsider your principles. Try taking up another hobby, like underwater basket weaving, intense late night sessions of video gaming, or Breaking Bad marathons. Now I’m sure we all had to watch those presentations when we were a kid about alcohol awareness, and I’m going to guess that we all thought the same thing; “Wow, I didn’t know you could do that. I’m going to have to try it now!” Why public schools show these presentations to young kids I will never know; all it does is let small children know that there is this magical juice that tastes like gas, makes you feel funny, and makes everyone around you look attractive. But at this point in our lives, we should know better…right? I’m pretty positive we should, but I doubt that is going to stop most bored college students from experimenting with alcohol, let alone other substances. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m not going to tell you that drinking is the absolute worst, or that every time you drink you are going to have the same kind of experience that I did. However, you should be smart enough to know your limits and be aware of how much you are drinking. Don’t overdo it, or you will wake up the next morning with not only a hangover, but a few regrets, as well as a ruined sense of dignity. But remember, if you are going to binge anyways, at least remember to bring a bucket.

“There’s nothing more freaky than waking up the next morning not knowing what you had done the night before.”

–Richard Heule III

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Stop questioning the New Skip the elevator, Miss America’s citizenship head for the stairs state representing for x amount of time”. The time fluctuates from state to state. Therefore; it says not a word about needing to be a citizen or not. Let’s cut to the chase. Davuluri was born on April 20, 1989 in Syracuse, New York to Indian-immigrant parents. She studied at the University of Michigan and obtained her degree in Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science with honors. Her talent is Bollywood (Native Indian Dance) and the personal platform she will be representAllison Hoover ing throughout her reign is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Contributor along with the national platform of The Children’s n Sunday, a new Miss Miracle Network Hospitals. America was crowned. She stated Monday This was the first year since 2005 that the pag- morning on ABC’s Good eant was held in Atlantic Morning America after her City, New Jersey, where it began in 1921. crowning that she looks During the 2006-2012 seasons, the Miss forward to attending mediAmerica Pageant was held in Las Vegas, cal school after her year Nevada and broadcast on ABC, which still of service is complete. So, what I’m try- Davuluri broadcasts the pageant each year presently. Miss America is the largest scholarship pro- ing to say here is, gram for young women between the ages of it doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, 18-24, and has a “little sister” program known purple, Chinese, Indian or Mexican. If you’re smart, confident, beautiful and as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, which gives girls between the ages of 12-17 the op- charismatic, you should have equal rights portunity to compete for scholarships as well. to compete in the Miss America Pageant or The new Miss America, Nina Davuluri, (Miss whatever you decide to put your mind to. People need to start thinking about what they New York 2013) is the first woman of Indianare going to say before they say it and reAmerican decent to win the crown. alize that America is the land of opporThis has stirred tunity. It doesn’t matter whether you are up much controbrand new to the United States, or if your versy because in family has been here for hundreds of years, the history of the we are all immigrants to this country. organization, someWe also need to think of how othone of her nationalers would treat us if we went to their ity has never won country or how we’d feel if they were the crown before. talking bad about us that way beMany people fore they even knew us. Bottom were outraged and . line is: we would be offended too. expressed their At the end of the day, I feel like the negativity on sojudges could have picked any one of the cial media sites by –Allison Hoover 53 girls that competed for Miss America calling Davuluri a and would have made the right decision. “terrorist” and sayI’m glad that Davuluri is confident in ing that “America is her Indian-American heritage and that she is siding with the Al-Qaeda” and “The Arab wins confident in breaking the barriers and be the exMiss America. Classic.” I had someone ask me ample for other women of her race to have the if Davuluri was even from the United States. courage to compete for the title of Miss AmerWhat was my answer? Well, ica, even with all the criticism she will continuI had an opinion of my own. ously receive through her year as Miss America. Being a pageant girl myself, I’ve seen the I look forward to seeing what she can do and how contract that one is required to fill out in order to participate in the competition and she can change the world for the better as more it states that “one must be a resident of the and more people try to change it for the worse.


“I had some-

one ask me if Davuluri was even from the United States


he constant reminder of the elevators in High Rise breaking is nothing new. Students who currently live in the High Rise dorms and those who have previously lived there all endured the same problem with the elevators. Throughout the year one, or both elevators can be broken forcing students to use the stairs. The problem occurs when the staircases get locked at night forcing students to use the one working elevator. Currently housing and High Rise authorities have come up with a short-term solution. “The east door by the C-store closes at 10 p.m. and the lobby door stay open 24 hours,” Director of Housing Sherrie Simons said. The door in the lobby area is open 24 hours for easier access to students living on the lower level floors who wish to walk up the stairs instead of wait for the elevator. The east staircase door still opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Some students have come up with ideas to open the staircases as well. One idea was to add the key fob system from dorm buildings to both the staircases. Simons stated that, though it may be a good idea, it is costly. “We are looking at going toward the key card entry,” Simons said. The key cards will be added sometime in the future for numerous uses around

Teri Robinson Reporter campus. This process is still in the beginning stages and will not be available in the near future. The biggest worry with the lobby stairs staying open is the safety. Until both elevators work this is the best solution. “When the elevator works again, both staircases will be locked from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.,” Simons said. The extension on the staircases being open will hopefully help with the traffic and alleviate the use of the elevators. I have not lived in High Rise, but having friends who do, I still deal with the problems of having an elevator down. Instead of focusing on why the elevator is broken and complaining, there is finally an answer. I encourage students to take advantage of the staircases being open. It is faster than stopping on every floor and you get exercise. It’s a win for everyone.

Photo illustration by Ashley Swanson

A student sits in front of an elevator, holding her head in her hands. The elevators in High Rise work on and off, leaving students to wonder when they’ll break down next.


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Chadron State football players run onto the field at the start of the game, Thursday in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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The Ups And Dow


Cornerback Tyler Wright, senior of Arvada, Colo, kneels down on the field after the game against West Texas A&M, Thursday in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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inutes into the game, it appeared Chadron was going to have this one in the bag. On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Jonn McLain, junior of Chadron, handed off to Glen Clinton, senior of Cody, Wyo., who ran 77 yards for an Eagles’ touchdown. Clinton who rushed for 143 yards, was named Nebraska Division II Offensive Player of the Week. When the Buffaloes of West Texas A&M, Canyon, had control of the ball, quarterback Dustin Vaughan of Corpus Christi, Texas, fumbled and CSC’s defensive end, Dillon Breinig, junior of Arapahoe, recovered. The next play, McLain hit Nathan Ross, senior wide receiver of San Diego, for a 7-yard TD. With 13:49 left in the first quarter,’s 17th-ranked Eagles, led fourthranked West Texas A&M, 14-0. CSC’s Michael Madkins, junior tailback of Sacramento, Calif., also found the end zone in the first quarter on a 2-yard run. Chadron’s defense didn’t allow the Buffaloes to score until 1:07 left in the quarter, when Sergio Castillo Jr., senior of La Joya, Texas, hit a 21-yard field goal, to cut Chadron’s lead to 21-3. In the second quarter, WTA&M’s defense came alive, but Chadron still held its own. McLain was sacked on a first-and-10 play, but drove down and scored when Randy Wentz, freshman of Scottsbluff, kicked a 33-yard field goal to make it 24-3 with 5:01 left in the half. WTA&M answered with a 29-yard field goal from Castillo to make it 24-6 at halftime. The Buffs returned the opening second half kick-off in good field position. On the first play, Aaron Harris, senior of El Cajon, Calif., ran for a 17-yard TD to make it 24-13. The momentum had flipped. Chadron didn’t answer that touchdown and was forced to punt on a fourth-and-12 situation. The Buffs moved down the field and scored on another Castillo field goal, this one from 27-yards, cutting the score to 24-16. On the ensuing possession, CSC answered. On first down, McLain avoided an almost deadly sack and picked up a yard. On the next play, he handed off to Madkins on a draw. Madkins broke through the line and raced 52 yards for

a TD, extending the Eagles’ lead to 31-16 at the end of the third. On the first drive in the fourth, the Buffaloes fumbled on a third-and-goal from the Eagles’ 1-yard line and CSC defensive back, Ryan Wood, redshirt freshman of Stockton, Calif., recovered. The Eagles’ didn’t capitalize on that turnover and were forced to punt. The Buffaloes took advantage of the missed opportunity when Harris ran for a 3-yard touchdown, making the score 31-23. Again, Chadron couldn’t make it down the field and punted on fourth-and-13. WTA&M again found Harris in the end zone, this time on a 19-yard pass from Vaughan. The Buffaloes went for two and made it when Vaughan hit wide receiver Jace Jackson, senior of Sulphur Spring, Texas, tying the score at 31. On the next drive, McLain threw an interception to Taylor McCuller, senior linebacker of Red Oak, Texas, on a fourth-and-four play. The Buffs now had the momentum; Castillo split the uprights again with a 21-yard field goal, oto take the lead, 34-31, with 49 seconds left. After a Buffaloes penalty on the kick return, Chadron found themselves starting in good field position on their on the 35-yard line. After a fourth-and-10 conversion, McLain threw another interception, ending the game. At a press conference after the game, West Texas A&M’s Interim Head Coach Mike Nesbitt summarized his thoughts of the game. “At the beginning, I thought we were playing the worst we ever have,” he said. “Tuesday the men were practicing great, and then today, we didn’t show up to play the first half. Eventually, the team decided that they wanted to push back, and that’s what they did in the second half.” WTA&M’s McCuller talked about the defense. “In the first half the defense wasn’t there,” he said, “but at half, the team had to regroup, settle in, keep together, and not panic. After we did that, the defense did come together and started to play football. “ Harris commented about WTA&M’s offense. “We just had to trust in the players,” he said. “When you trust the other men on the team, the team becomes better. “ The Buffaloes field goals kept them in the

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FastFACTS In the first few mintues of the game, Glen Clinton ran 77 yards to score a touchdown. Chadron led 21-3 at the end of the first quarter. In the beginning of the second quarter, Randy Wentz was able to score a 33-yard field goal, leaving the score 24-3. Michael Madkins, junior tailback of San Diego, Calif., ran 27 yards for a touchdown, bringing the score 3116. Numerous fumbles and interceptions caused both teams to lose yards and chances for touchdowns.

3rd Quarter 4th Quarter

Traumatic Any injuries that involve the knees, especially those to the anterior and posterior ligaments.



1 0 touchdowns touchdowns

Concussions This is when there is a change in mental state due to a traumatic impact.

2nd Quarter

Overuse This includes back pain, and when a player trains beyond their body’s ability.


Currently, there are 136 players on the football team. This includes playing and non-playing members.

Most common injuries

1st Quarter

Glen Clinton, tailback, jumps to avoid being sacked during Thursday’s game.

Tailback Michael Madkins, junior of Sacramento, Calif., dodges an opponent en route for the end field, Thursday.


The score was Buffaloes 34, and Eagles 31, with 49 seconds remaining in the game.


game. Castillo said when he goes in to kick he’s just doing his job. Chadron’s Head Coach Jay Long talked about his team’s performance. “It was an exciting first quarter for us,” he said. “Second quarter was more of a stalemate between the two teams, and then after the half, things just didn’t go our way. “West Texas A&M is a great team, and I’m very proud of the way our men battled and competed against them,” he said. Clinton talked about how the offense played. “You could definitely feel the momentum swings,” he said. “The offense has things we need to work on, and we will learn from this experience.” Clinton also spoke about his personal game and being named RMAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and All-American by USA College Football. “As a team we had some things to work on, our line had the right attitude, but we had a lot of three-and-outs, more than I would have liked,” he said. “Individually, I’m not too concerned [about being named All-American and Offensive Player].” Lane Haller, junior cornerback of Gordon, who was named last week’s Nebraska Division II Defensive Player of the Week, talked about the Eagles’ defense. “It felt like dejavu,” he said. “It reminded me of (the) playoffs last year. We took the early lead then too, but then their quarterback got hot. The same thing happened tonight. The defense didn’t respond the way we needed to when Vaughan started playing better. The defense just didn’t make the plays when we needed them.” Long also spoke about special teams. “Our special teams made about two big plays, but we also gave up two big plays,” he said. “And those plays were big game changers.” Long also spoke about the experience of playing in the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. “It was a great learning experience,” he said. “When we walked in, the men were wideeyed, hey, I mean I was even wide-eyed. There was definitely a wow factor playing the number four team in the country and having two ranked teams playing in this atmosphere, yeah, there was a wow factor involved.”


Class rank in numbers

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The CSC football team has travelled to two states so far this season, and will play in four other states.









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A long journey and a worth-while destination A simple trip consisting of roughly 1,000 miles, 15 hours, and a large group of people set out Wednesday en route for the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. At noon, band students could be seen loading instruments and baggage onto a charter bus. An hour later, everyone was seated and ready to go. “[The trip] was long; it was tiring,” Jake Wirth, 21, junior of Sidney, said. “I almost feel like it wasn’t worth it with what we accomplished, but the school paid for us to support the football team, so that’s what we did.” Filling the time with a wide-variety of movies, headphones stuck in ears, and sleeping, they finally reached their first destination in Wichita, Kan.; about 1 a.m. Central Daylight Time. An early morning had students loading up onto the bus and heading for Arlington. Early morning risers, the cheer team also set out Wednesday, although their departure was at 6:20 a.m. Seated in two vans, 24 individuals began their long journey to their first stop in Park City, Kan. “Sitting three to a seat can get uncomfortable, which can lead to negative attitudes,” Jessica Stodola, 20, junior of Clarkson, stated Sunday. “I was very impressed with how positive everyone stayed while being on the road.” Complete with exhaustion, restlessness, and excitement, the cheer team and band crew finally reached the well-worth-it elaborate and enormous stadium. Seeing something such as the AT&T Stadium on television, and then seeing it up close and personal is a much different experience, and left people wideeyed and jaw-dropped. Being able to seat 80,000, and costing $1.3 billion, the fourth largest stadium in the NFL opened in May of 2009, according to The inside of the stadium is just as impressive as the curved outer shell. A massive high-definition video screen hangs from the center of the dome, giving visitors a better view of the field. Six levels of seating, artwork, food stands, and V.I.P. areas fill the inner dome, giving a person a lot to look at. “My first impression of the stadium was jaw-dropping beautiful,” Miranda Miles, 21, senior of Gering, stated. As the seven o’ clock hour rolled around, excitement rose in both groups as the band took their seats, and the cheerleaders gathered on the sidelines.A burst of heat and sweat rose through the air when the crowd started to cheer as the Chadron State football players ran onto the field. A few moments later, opponents were face-to-face in a battle for the win. “Cheering in the stadium was different than any other stadium we have cheered in,” Stodola said. “It was a once in a lifetime experience to cheer our small town football team on in the environment of an NFL game.” A lengthy day followed by a longer ride home was what waited for the band and cheer team. Not driving straight back, the cheer team stopped for a night in York, where a short break from the vans, and some comfortable beds, gave the cheerleaders some time to rest and recuperate. As far as trips go, the ride for the band was a doozy. Sixteen hours of movies, two stops for food, music, homework, magic tricks, and conversations filled the atmosphere, although, as the evening grew dark, and the white lines on the road began to blur, sleep took over and quietness seemed to make the night stand still. The trip was a long trip, and sometimes trying to get comfortable seemed impossible, but every minute of the trip was worth the experience so many were able to be a part of. As Stodola put it, “[it was] a dream come true.”

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1. The band plays a piece shortly after the beginning of the game in the AT&T Stadium. 2. The cheer team prepares to catch their teammates after a cheer. 3. A view of the field from the press box located on the star level of the stadium. Photos by Ashley Swanson The Chadron State pep band prepares to load the bus before heading to the stadium Thursday.

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Eagles drop to 20th in polls; prep for Mesa Jordyn Hulinsky


the eagle’s top ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Sports Editor

After losing a close game against No. 4-ranked West Texas A&M Sept. 12, the Eagles prepare for their first home game at Saturday’s Family Day against Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction. The Eagles dropped from 17 to 20 in the Top 25 Poll this week, following their 34-31 loss to the Buffaloes. But looking ahead, Colorado Mesa is 1-1 for the season, winning, 34-0, against Menlo College, Atherton, Calif., on Sept. 7, and losing, 26-0, to Montana State University, Bozeman, on Saturday. Mesa tallied a paltry 168 total yards against Division I Montana State, who produced 403 yards. Team captains, Glen Clinton, senior tailback of Cody, Wyo., and Jonn McLain, junior quarterback of Chadron, said the team is preparing this week just like it would any other week. “We are preparing by watching tons of film and going to work on the practice field,” Clinton said. “Everybody knows that we have to put in a full week of work for this one.” Shea Koch, senior inside linebacker and team captain of Custer, S.D., said the defense is trying some new things this week to stop Mesa’s running game and put some added pressure on the quarterback. The three men agree that this week the team’s main focus is to finish the game. “Last week we started the game better than anyone could have expected,” Clinton said. “Unfortunately, we could not finish the

game with the same results. We are putting an emphasis on finishing strong in everything that we do.” McLain shared similar thoughts. “A key focus for this week is finishing, especially on offense,” he said. “Individually for me, I need to make better decisions and not turn the ball over.” Koch also agreed with his teammates. “The biggest focus for the whole team is finishing the game the same way that we start,” he said. “We just need to be more confident and make plays when the time comes.” The Eagles’ first home game is Family Day. The matchup also is the first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game for both teams. “Everyone will be excited, not only because it’s the first home game, but also because it’s Family Day and the first Photo by Ashley Swanson conference game,” Koch Michael Madkins, junior tailback of Sacramento, Calif., scores on a two-yard run to add to said. “So we all want to play hard and make a the 21 points the Eagles scored in the first quarter against West Texas A&M. statement.” ward to it.” ing forward to not living on a bus McLain and Clinton “It is Family Day, which is always this week, either. We are anxious to agreed. “It will be exciting to play at meaningful to a lot of players and earn a win in front of the great fans home, in front of our fans,” McLain their loved ones,” Clinton said. “I we have here at CSC that come out said. “We are really looking for- think most of the players are look- to watch.”

CSC releases parking, tailgating guidelines for Elliott Field Although the construction and renovation of Armstrong Gymnasium is in full swing, parking spaces are still available near Elliott Field, CSC Sports Information Office stated in an email this week. Parking is open throughout the campus for all Chadron State athletic contests. Those spaces include south of the stadium, north of the stadium, south of Hildreth Hall and the

Administration parking lot. Fans wishing to tailgate should assemble in the new lot for Armstrong, southeast of the stadium. Fans can enter Elliott Field at three gates – the south entrance, the northwest entrance near 12th Street and the northeast entrance near the Student Center. Ticket sales are located at the south and

northwest entrances. Students and others with passes are encouraged to pass through the northeast entrance. Visiting fans may enter through the northwest gate. Once inside the field, fans need to stay behind the yellow fence and only those with proper credentials are permitted along the sideline.

GLEN CLINTON Sport: Football Position: Tailback Class rank: Senior Hometown: Cody, Wyo. Clinton led the Eagles in rushing against West Texas A&M, amassing 143 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown on the game’s first play from scrimmage. This is the second week in a row Clinton has rushed for 140 yards or more. His season total stands at 283 yards.

JESSICA JESTER Sport: Volleyball Position: Middle Hitter Class rank: Senior Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyo. Jester led the volleyball team with 39 kills in four games at the kills at CSU-Pueblo, Friday and Saturday. Jester scored 12 kills against Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Mo., and 13 against Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo. The performance boosted her season kill total to 70.

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Cross country women finish first – again Men capture second in team’s fall season home meet Kathryn Sullivan Reporter

The CSC women’s cross country team took first overall, with a total of 22 points, against the South Dakota Mines and Gillette College at the Chadron State College Invite Saturday. They managed to snag three of the top five spots along the way. Gillette College came second with 36 points, and the South Dakota Mines came third with 71 points. The Chadron men were second overall, with a total of 44 points, with two of the top six places. Gillette College was first with 32 points, and the South Dakota Mines took third with 48 points. Head Coach Ryan Baily expressed his thoughts on the teams’ performances. “We had a really solid pack,” Baily said, “They’ve been practicing very hard and were running tired.” He joked, “Gillette beat us.” And he accepted it at that.

Assistant Track Rebecca Volf, CSC, and Field Coach, Brian 15:25; 6. Reanna Medigovich said to imJereb, GC, 15:45; prove in a larger group, 7. Myrissa Clark, the teams need to get GC, 15:52; 8. Sara used to having people Townsend, CSC, on all sides of them and 16:08; 9. Nicky Apstart at a faster pace. plegarth, CSC, 16:09; He also added that the 10. Brielle Davis, GC, group is solid and the 16:22; 11. Callie Johnonly change he would son, CSC, 16:47; 12. make would be closMaggie Vinton, SDM, ing the gap in between 16:54; 13. Emily the third and fourth Stickney, SDM, 17:01; woman. 14. Amanda HutchinThe team’s next son, GC, 17:03; 15. meet is 10 a.m. SaturAshley Appelt, CSC, day in Lincoln. 17:07; 16. Brittanee Results provided by Wood, SDM, 17:21; the CSC Sports Infor17. Teren Hanson, Photo by Brad Blume SDSM&T mation Office. CSC, 17:25; 18. KasNicky Applegarth, freshman of Chadron, paces Women’s results: sidy Knutson, SDM, through her run last week at South Dakota Team standings: 17:17; 19. Therese 1. Chadron State, 22 School of Mines & Technology. Frels, SDM, 17:30; points; 2. Gillette Col20. Sharla Maginnis, lege, 36; 3. South DaSDM, 17:34; 21. Shakota Mines, 71. nae LaCroix, SDM, 17:45; 22. Sandra Palayo, Individual results: unatt, 17:50; 23. Maria Owen, GC, 18:07; 24. 1. Maggie Kozlowski, unattached, 15:15; 2. Peggy Clark, GC, 18:12; 25. Peggy Clark, GC, Ashley Riesen, CSC, 15:16; 3. Jayme Nunes, 18:12; 26. Hannah Love, unatt, 18:51; 27. ElizCSC, 15:24; 4. Makala Diggs, GC, 15:25; 5. abeth Rice, unatt, 19:03; 28. Angela Schafer,

unatt, 19:03; 29. Lindsay Jo Kirby, SDM, 19:17; 30. Emily Faber, GC, 19:39; 31. Ali Pialia, GC, 20:35. Men’s results: Team standings: 1. Gillette College, 32 points; 2. Chadron State, 44; 3. South Dakota Mines, 48. Individual results: 1. Mike Nelson, GC, 19:48; 2. Matt Jackson, GC, 15:58; 3. Alejandro Garcia, GC, 19:58; 4. Tyler Nack, SDM, 20:03; 5. Evans Koech, CSC, 20:36; 6. Dylan Stansbury, CSC, 20:36; 7. Justin Slattery, SDM, 20:41; 8. Josef Gertner, CSC, 20:52; 9. Grant Cameron, SDM, 21:02; 10. Cody Franklin, unatt, 21:03; 11. Kyle Dietsche, GC, 21:15; 12. Sam Patzer, SDM, 21:18; 13. Robert Ricks, CSC, 21:26; 14. Simon Gudeta, CSC, 21:29; 15. Nathan Faulkner, CSC, 21:37; 16. Alex Johnson, CSC, 21:40; 17. Doug Harris, CSC, 21:42; 18. Hank Jackson, CSC, 21:43; 19. Zach Doffin, CSC, 21:51; 20. Bryce Parmely, GC, 21:55; 21. Erich Hahn, SDM, 21:58; 22. David Mathieu, SDM, 21:59; 23. Ryan Bustinza, unatt, 22:09; 24. Kevin Noto, SDM, 22:17; 25. Davis Smith, SDM, 22:39; 26. Cody Jolovich, GC, 22:40; 27. Charles Biberg, SDM, 22:50; 28. Ryan Wright, SDM, 23:07; 29. Zach Power, unatt, 23:08; 30. Garrett Derr, unatt, 23:39; 31. Josh Drake, GC, 23:50; 32. Nigel Christianson, GC, 24:02; 33. Alex Jensen, unatt, 25:22.

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The Chadron State golf team secured the ninth place with a 36hole total of 724 Tuesday, at the Black Hills State University meet in Spearfish, S.D. Schuyler Wetzel, sophomore of Hot Springs, S.D., led the team, shooting 80 on 18 holes Tuesday after hitting 86 in Monday’s opening round. She finished 14th amongst 61 players. “Spearfish Canyon Golf Course is definitely a tough one,” Wetzel said. “I know we are going to keep getting better throughout the next few tournaments. “Our team is definitely trying to improve everyday, and we give each other the motivation to do the best we can,” she said. Emma Harris, sophomore of

Wahoo, secured a spot in the top 40 Despite excessive heat, which with a two-round total of 177. saw temperatures on the course Elysha Stahla, sophomore of reaching into the low 100s, the golfMoorcroft, Wyo., ers were consistent in and Danielle the rounds, Stahla said. Brennan, fresh- “Our team is The Eagles shot man of Ellsworth, definitely trying 357 on the first day of shot 194 and 187 competition, and hit a respectively in to improve every- round of 350 on Suntwo rounds. day, and we give day. They finished in CSU-Pueblo 10th place with 707. won the tourna- each other the “It was very hot, but ment with a score motivation to do we came to play, and of 623. we all got better,” said It marked the the best we can.” Stahla, who shot 96 and Thunder wolves’ 90 over the weekend. – Schuyler Wetzel second consecuCSU-Pueblo won its tive RMAC title invitational with a 36within two weeks. hole score of 607, placing them first About two weeks ago, the Ea- among 15 schools. gles traveled south to Colorado for The Eagles’ next meet will be at the CSU-Pueblo Invite Sept. 7-8 to the South Dakota School of Mines open its Rocky Mountain Athletic & Technology meet in Rapid City, Conference competition. on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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File photo by Ashley Swanson

Erika Roybal, junior outside hitter of Denver, dives for the ball during the Sept. 14, 2012, game against Metro State, Denver.

Volleyball team focuses on consistency Nelle Kesterson Reporter

The Eagles have played on the road for two weeks in a row now, but this coming weekend the Eagles will face their first opponent on the home court. The Eagles are currently sporting a 3-5 record. This coming weekend the Eagles will play Metropolitan State College of Den"Being able to play in ver and Regis University, also of Denver. familiar territory for “Being able to play in familiar tertheir peers and family for their peers members is motivating." ritory and family members –Janel Baily is motivating," head coach Janel Baily said. "And I expect that to help the girls." This past weekend, the Eagles traveled to Colorado State University-Pueblo where they faced William Jewel College of Liberty, Mo. And they spiked a win.

However in the matches against Wayne "The team competed “The team competed together well," (Neb.) State College, Southwest Baptist UniBaily said. "We had a very balanced atversity, Bolivar, Mo., and Lindenwood Univer- together well. We had tack. We didn’t have one hitter with 20 sity, St. Charles, Mo., the Eagles were served but instead an equal showing from a very balanced attack. hits, three losses. each of the hitters." In the match against William Jewel, the We didn’t have one In the match against Wayne State, the Eagles had a slow start. Wildcats swept the Eagles in three sets. The Eagles lost the first two sets, but they hitter with 20 hits, but The Eagles held their ground better came around and won the last three sets to instead an equal show- in the next two matches against Lindentally one victory for the tournament. wood and Southwest Baptist, playing One place where the Eagles really excel is ing from each of the two, four-set matches to round out the in their ability to compete as a team, Baily said. hitters." tournament. She also commented that the girls “share the Consistency is one of the main objec–Janel Baily wealth." tives for the team this season. There were five Eagles with at least nine Baily commented on the team's ideal kills in this match against William Jewell. consistency level. Erika Roybal, junior outside hitter of Denver, paced CSC “No (we aren't there yet)," she said. "That is a work in progwith 10 kills. Nikki Schmidt, junior right side of Merino, Colo., ress. It is something that we will be working on for a while.” Alia Brennan, freshman middle hitter of Chadron, Jessica JestBaily also referenced the statistic that it takes 21 days to er, senior middle hitter of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Hanna Flam- form a habit. She said that the team has almost reached the 21ing, junior outside hitter of Benton, Kan., each finished with day mark and improvement in the team’s consistency should nine apiece. start to show soon.

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Rodeo team is home for Family Day Team hosts fall season rodeo at Dawes County Fairgrounds Spike Jordan Managing Editor

CSC’s rodeo team sets its spurs on home-turf this weekend, kicking off the annual Chadron State College rodeo at the Dawes County Fair Grounds. The team heads into CSC’s only home rodeo after the season’s first rodeo last weekend, Central Wyoming College Rodeo in Riverton. The women’s team shot to first in the Central Rocky Mountain Region with 320 points. They secured the top slot in the seven-team field after three CSC cowgirls landed in the top five for their events. Shaylee Hance, junior of Circle, Mont., took second in goat tying with 8.8 seconds in the longgo and tallied a 9.6-second run in the short-go for 18.4 seconds in the average. Hance also finished fourth in breakaway roping with 15.9 seconds in

the average. She roped her calf in 3.4 seconds in the long-go, and took a 12.5-second run in the finals. Hance recently transferred to Chadron State from Central Wyoming. Amy Tierney, senior of Oral, S.D., finished third overall in goat tying. She entered the finals in fifth place after a 9.5 second run in the long goround. She tied her second goat in 9.0 seconds for an 18.5 second total in the average. Amy Diechert, junior of Spearfish, S.D., finished fourth in the barrel race with 36.58 seconds in the average. She ran the clover pattern in 18.48 seconds in the long go and cut that time to 18.10 seconds in the final go round. The men’s team tallied 135 points at the Central Wyoming rodeo and is currently ranked seventh in the 10-team field. Russel Hipke, senior of Stuart, took fourth in steer wrestling with a pair of 5.9-second runs, finishing with 11.8 seconds in the average. Lane Day, junior of Bartlett, finished fifth in Tie Down roping. He went into finals in second place after a 9.9-second run in the long go, but his calf File photo by Jennifer Parker came untied in the finals costing him a 100-second penalty in the short go, to finish with 109.9 sec- A bull tosses dirt in a pen as it awaits the cowboy who will try to ride it during last year’s CSC onds in the average. home rodeo Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at the Dawes County Fairgrounds, Chadron.


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Skating across the keys: CSC’s new accompanist shares worries and excitements about working in Chadron parted, CSC began the search for an equal musical resource. Armed with a B.A. and M.A. in piano perforReporter mance from the University of Missouri, Murphy proved an excellent fit. Murphy has studied vocal coaching and violin, in adWalk through Memorial Hall, and you’re bound to hear dition to her academic background in performance and music. It’s usually of groups: ensembles or choirs, quartets or bands, pooling their efforts for the greater musical accompaniment. The hardest part, she said, about accomgood. Pass office 128, however, and you’ll hear Kimberly panying is the partnership. “It’s not like a solo, you have to follow the other person.” Murphy’s single melodic strain. Fingers gliding across her Although piano, Murphy pracdaunting, this tices one of the many c o l l a b o r a t ive pieces she’ll perform effort makes a this year at CSC. But great accompashe won’t be alone. nist. Murphy said Murphy is CSC’s new she was attracted accompanist. Every to Chadron’s acmusic major, instrucompanist posimental or vocal, pertion because it formance or educameant performtion-focused, needs ing, a pleasure accompaniment durshe missed while ing their scholastic working as a picareer. That’s where ano instructor in Murphy’s talent Kansas. comes in. “That wasn’t I met with the new very challengfaculty member on ing,” Murphy Monday. Her office is Photo by Spike Jordan said of her previdominated by a glossy ous profession. black grand piano, Kimberly Murphy, the new CSC music accompanist, plays a piano Tuesday, Sept. Her students above which hangs a were beginners, pastel drawing of two and that provided few chances for Murphy to exercise swans, which Murphy did herself. New to the collegiate field, Murphy has never accom- her musical muscles. Now, as CSC’s sole accompanist, panied professors or instructed college-level material, Murphy will play a wide and high-caliber array of music. but that certainly doesn’t mean she’s ill-prepared. Af- When asked if this intimidated her, she replied, “I will just practice, a lot.” ter the school’s former accompanist, Brooks Hafey, deThis gung-ho attitude is also evident in Murphy’s quick transition into the position. Just last month, the Missouri native moved from Roeland Park, KS, a sprawling suburb of Kansas City, to Chadron’s rural confines. Her husband, a former architect, and their two children, Catriona and Tara, accompanied Murphy to Chadron. Murphy isn’t phased by the sudden population drop, though. An avid hiker, Murphy has been exploring her new surroundings by foot, soaking up the scenery while the weather permits. Although Murphy admits she’ll miss metropolitan shopping and eating, her inner history-buff appreciates Chadron’s historic offerings. The pianist divulged another unexpected hobby: iceskating. Since her childhood in rural Missouri, Murphy has loved to ice-skate. Unfortunately, as the closest rink is a hundred miles away, the only skating Murphy will be doing is up and down the polished ivory of her keyboard. Murphy admits, the town lacks the cultural offerings of her previous home, like her favorite frequent, the Kansas City Symphony. However, she is excited to use her master’s degree to contribute to the musical culture of her new home. It’s hard to suddenly move from one’s old home and job, and to start in a new place and hope your pieces fall into place. Fortunately, as a new part of CSC’s music department, Murphy won’t be playing alone.

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Scales Surprises Author shares his love for reptiles with campus

friends for the audience to see. The first was an alligator turtle. The second animal was a southern rat snake News Editor by the name of Snowball. Gleaming white with striking David Nieves, a herpetologist and author from Bel- blue eyes, this snake isn’t harmless, as Nieves said, and levue shared his wisdom on writing, and a few of his added to never underestimate a snake’s intentions to scaly friends Monday during his presentation in the protect themselves. Sandoz Center. The fourth animal was a sight to see as Nieves pulled Nieves became fascinated with reptiles and amphib- a green vine snake from a cloth sack. Curled tightly ians when he was eight years old. Forty years later, he around Nieves’s hand, the snake stayed stationary for is fulfilling his dream of working with those types of most of Nieves presentation on him; however, when animals every day of the year. Nieves showed how well the snake’s camouflage in “I like fieldwork betrees was, the snake cause I can study the didn’t hesitate to disapanimals in their natural pear into the comfort of habitat,” Nieves said. the leaves. His job usually takes Slightly larger, and him to paths most peomore heavy, Alan the Afple wouldn’t want to rican cape monitor was travel down, but he says introduced next. After it’s the place he wants to checking out the scenbe. He joked that when ery, Alan wiggled about he reaches an island, he trying to escape from takes the clichéd white Nieves’s grasp; however, sand, blue water photo he was unsuccessful as for his family, but he Nieves held him tightly, doesn’t like to spend and occasionally nuzzled time sinking his toes his face next to Alan’s. into the sand like most At seven-feet long, people. a male anaconda was “I am not a normal presented next. Nieves person,” he said. “The explained that male animals I want to study anaconda’s only reach aren’t there [on the 10-11-feet in length, beach].” while female’s can reach Instead, he can be David Nieves, a herpetologist, nuzzles with Alan, an African cape anywhere from 18-20. found hauling equip- monitor, Monday in the Sandoz Center as part of his presentation. Nieves assured the aument through rough dience that anaconda’s brush, 120-degree weather, and kneeling only a few were nothing like movie producers portray them in feet from a reptile—whether that reptile is dangerous movies. or not. “They cannot jump onto a boat and eat a person,” he Other fieldwork takes him to places such as the rain- said. forest, or waist deep in alligator-infested waters. The piece de resistance was a 150-pound, 24-year“I feel more comfortable being in a rainforest at old, white and yellow Burmese python named Magnight, than in a big city at night,” Nieves said. “I know gie. Eye’s widened and gasps could be heard as Nieves what’s coming in a rainforest.” heaved the large snake from its box. Nieves told the When he’s not travelling, he’s at home with his story of how he obtained her when she was no longer daughters or writing books. than piece of paper. Now, she covers a good portion of “I write books because I love to share,” he said. Nieve’s body. Some books he’s written include “Reptiles up close,” Once Maggie was safely back in her box, Nieves “More reptiles up close,” and “Amphibians up close.” closed the show by reminding everyone to not be As he talked, Nieves brought some of his reptile afraid of these creatures, but respect them.

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Maggie, an 150-pound Burmese python hangs from David Nieves shoulders as he talks about the snake and her habitat, Monday in the Sandoz Center.

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Percussionist Antonio Davidson-Gomez, left, and Joseph Hebert, cellist of San Fransisco, looks at their music while playing a piece during “Anna Maria Mendieta’s Tango del Cielo,” meaning, “Tango from Heaven,” Tuesday in Memorial Hall.

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Intimidating isn’t a strong enough word to describe the group who took the Memorial Hall Stage on Tuesday. With backs straight, and carrying beautifully carved instruments, along with a large array of music chosen for the evening, it was difficult not to stare with wonder. Anna Maria Mendieta’s Tango del Cielo, which means “Tango from Heaven,” were the first performers in the 2013-14 Galaxy Series. Complete with a harpist, violinist, percussionist, cellist, and a flamenco and tango dancer, the ensemble did not disappoint. The group opened their performance with a piece called “Ave Maria” composed by Astor Piazzolla. Their fingers gracefully moving across the strings, with the occasional beat of a drum, the group moved from a soft, soothing tune to a more upbeat section. The second piece, “Adiox Nonino” composed by Piazzolla, sounded like a group of people preparing for battle; however, as it moved along, the music became softer, with a happier tune. “What’s exciting for musicians is using the instruments that add to the character of the music,” Anna Maria Mendieta, harpist and dancer, said. She continued on to describe the type of dancing that would take place. Tango, one of the main dances, involves a lot of leg movement. After introducing each member, and what instrument they played, Maria Mendieta explained the warm and crisp tones, as well as the sweeps she made while playing her harp. Their next piece “Jealousie,” composed by Jacob Gade swiftly turned into something you might find in Paris amongst the glimmering lights, the moon’s reflection off a nearby canal, and the sound of wine glasses clinking after a toast. Each new piece the group shared with the audience brought a familiar taste, with a surprise tied in. While some pieces were tranquil and romantic, others were adventurous and intricate. In the second half of their performance, Antonio Gomez, percussionist, wowed the audience with a series of “painted pictures.” He instructed the audience to listen closely to the sounds he made, but also to close their eyes, and so the music would take them some place different. The first piece began with the sweet sound of rain gently falling. Bird calls could be heard in the distance—some low and deep, while others were high pitched and quick. The rain continued as different levels of crickets and wind filled the empty space of the rainforest. The second piece began with the chiming of gongs and drums; the beats quick but the echoes seemed to last forever.

Soon, drums were shaking the stage. The music continued to get louder, much like it’s building up to some grand finale, but eventually fades out. Not skipping a beat, another set of sound fills the stage, this time the tones make you feel as though you’re in a small town and it’s as though a celebration is taking place, and mugs are being filled with their finest drink while people are dancing together, spinning around and around the town’s square. Throughout the performance, Suzanne Mendieta, a flamenco dancer, and Eldon Bryce, a tango dancer, elaborate each piece with a meaningful dance, which tells the music’s story through a different light. Much like the dancers that one could imagine in Gomez’s final piece, Mendieta and Bryce slid across the floor as if they owned every inch, and planned on using it to their advantage. Each intricate move was specific. No matter which dance they were performing, their moves showed determination and love for their work. Mendieta adorned the stage in a new outfit with every dance, each dress longer and thicker than the last. Both dancers seemed to feel the music in them instead of around them. In the final minutes of the event, Bryce juggled between dancing with Suzanne Mendieta and Anna Maria Mendieta, while the other three musicians continue to flick their music into the air. The standing ovation that greeted the performers was welldeserved as the group took their bows, thanked the audience for Tango dancer Suzanne Mendieta flicks the train of her dress coming, and walked off the stage behind her during the final piece of the event Tuesday. in the same professional, intimiPhoto by Ashley Swanson dating manner they arrived in.

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