ISSUE NO. 3
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2011
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The Voice of Chadron State College since 1920
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Time capsule to preserve college history, memories T.J. Thomson Executive Editor
Photo by Kinley Q. Nichols
Anna Behm, left, 18, freshman of Lincoln, and Lauren Morris, right, 18, freshman of Denver, ban together during Friday’s Holy Water War outside of the Strive Learning Center.
Columnist reminds that help is on the way
Student leadership encourages involved lifestyle
Cross country teams added to RMAC Pages 6-7
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In addition to the many other activities and events scheduled for the college’s 100-year anniversary, student government recently announced plans to have a time capsule installed on the campus sometime during the upcoming year. The centennial, which is being celebrated over a period of two years, has been given the theme of “A Century of Service” by the homecoming committee. The items to be included in the time capsule are intended to reflect the rich history of the institution’s first 100 years. The capsule itself, which has been ordered and has already arrived, is a metal vault, 2 feet deep, and 1 foot wide. The device was described by Morgan Nelson, Student Senate president, as sort of “a kit,” which includes sealant and other necessary finishing materials. Nelson estimated that the capsule cost around $3,000. A selection committee tasked with selecting the items to be preserved is being formed by student government, and is currently accepting volunteers. Interested individuals can contact Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org, via Facebook, or by visiting her in person in her room on the sixth floor of High Rise. The committee will be appointed through a random selection of the general pool of interested individuals. Nelson estimated that, contrary to initial planning, the capsule wouldn’t be installed until after homecoming.
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CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD
CAB allocates $5,000 for homecoming events Kelsey Amos Reporter The Campus Activities Board allocated money for homecoming, discussed homecoming events, and elected a new adviser at the meeting Tuesday. Members of the executive board stressed the importance of club participation in campus events. Samantha Evans, treasurer, said the CAB account contained $11,450. Evans requested an allocation of $5,000 for homecoming, including prizes and T-shirts. There was no discussion, and the club representatives approved the allocation unanimously. Shellie Johns, conferencing coordinator and Student Center building manager, requested to be a CAB adviser. Johns was unanimously approved. She replaced Seth Hulquist, who resigned as CAB adviser. Luke Wright, president, said the homecoming committee is finishing work on homecoming events. The theme is “A Century of Service: Tradition Never Graduates.” He handed out
packets with information on the parade floats and bed sheets. James Bahenksy, Beta Beta Beta representative and Senate vice-president, said homecoming nominations will be online this year, under the senate page on the CSC website. Clubs have until Sept. 16 to nominate king and queen representatives. Laure Sinn, adviser, said buildings on campus will be decorated for homecoming to celebrate the college’s centennial. Clubs are encouraged to help with decorating, and the buildings will be judged. Club representatives picked themes from a list of past themes for their floats and bedsheets. There will be an Eagle festival Oct. 1 on the Dean’s Green between the parade and the football game. Sinn encouraged clubs to participate by setting up booths with games. There will be incentives for clubs that participate. Johns said that anytime a club wants to reserve a location on campus, whether inside or outside, for an event, that club needs to check with conferencing, who then has to get approval from ad-
ministration. Clubs are no longer allowed to host slip ‘n slides or car bashing because of safety concerns. Jamie Keller, vice president, said there will be a flash mob at the half-time of the homecoming football game. There will be a sign-up sheet at the next CAB meeting. Clubs who participate in activities like the flash mob will have a better chance of receiving more money during budget hearings, Keller said. Participation in these events shows that clubs are involved on campus. Sara Labor, student events coordinator, said the club fair is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center. Set up starts at 8 a.m. This is another event that will help clubs get more money during budget hearings, Sinn said. CAB has implemented a new policy so that a club representative will be marked as tardy if he or she arrives at the meeting after roll has been called. Three tardies count as one absence. Adam Neumann, publicity coordinator, said that activities will be added to CAB meetings to make them more fun.
Books and binders lead Monday’s Senate debate Sara Labor
Lifestyles Editor Library improvements were the main topic of discussion at Monday night’s Student Senate meeting. Morgan Nelson, senate president, said that a new coffee shop is going to be built in the library. She said that the library was looking for student input on wood stains, and passed around a packet for student senators to vote on a stain they preferred. She also said that there were two options for the coffee shop: a coffee shop with a staff, or high-tech vending machines. Nelson said that using vending machines would reduce the budget used for the coffee shop, as workers would not need to be hired. Nelson added that the coffee shop would accept students’ bonus bucks which are purchased with their meal plan. Nelson also said that Student Senate is pushing for 24-hour service at the library. Nathan Pindell, constitutional court member, said that how late the library stays open will depend on how many students show up to use the library’s new services. see SENATE, Page 3
see CAB, Page 3
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STUDENT SENATE from page 2
The next meeting will be shorter than usual, and club representatives are encouraged to stay for sand volleyball afterward. Representatives who stay will increase their chances of receiving more funding, Neumann said. Bahensky said the Senate executive board has installed a bulletin board near the cafeteria where students can post comments, questions, and ideas for improvements to CSC. The Senate and CAB executive boards have also worked together to get T-shirts that say “Tradition Never Graduates.” These shirts will be free for students.
Invite your family members to join you for Family Day weekend as Chadron State College celebrates its 100th year! For more information about Family Day and/or to reserve lunch and football tickets, check out the website at www.csc.edu/students/family_day/ Hope to see you there!
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Vice President James Bahensky said that “smackbook” is now posted outside the cafeteria. Smackbook is a poster where students can post comments and concerns about campus life. Bahensky also said that senate is changing how clubs nominate homecoming royalty. Clubs members can go online to CSC, click on the current students tab, the Student Senate link, then homecoming nominations. Senate will only take nominations from clubs recognized by CAB. All nominations are due by Sept. 16. Secretary Beth Wroblewski said that senate would like to purchase matching folders for the senators. The cost would be about $8 each and the folders will say Chadron State Student Senate. Senator-at-Large Corey Paz asked from where the allocations for the folders would come. James Bahensky answered that it would be an office expense. Paz asked to table the discussion until a later date. Treasurer T.J. Thomson said that senate currently has $18,739.89 un-allocated funds in their
accounts and asked senate to allocate $150 for family day activities from the student activity fee account which was approved. Senate also swore in five new members, Joe Reedy, senator of B.E.A.M.S.S.; Erica Misner, senator of B.E.A.M.S.S.; Jacob Rissler junior senator-at-large; Randy Hughes, senator-at-large; and Brook Fairhead senator-at-large. In another matter, Luke Wright, CAB president announced that the college’s Week of Welcome events went well. CAB will be focusing primarily on homecoming in its upcoming meetings. Bahensky asked for people to consider signing up to work on the Time Capsule project. Laure Sinn, coordinator of student activities, announced that Family Day is Saturday, Sept. 10. This year’s Family Day includes horse-and-buggy rides around campus as well as family photos in the Student Center. Because of the Labor Day holiday, the next student senate meeting is slated for 5 p.m., Sept. 12 in the Scottsbluff Room.
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We all know that feeling we get when we first come to some place new, especially when we feel so confused and lost on what to do next. I could not help but overhear a few anonymous freshmen referring to how nice it would be if someone would come along and give them a helping hand with their work and school issues. I heard the same type of conversation the next day, but it was from upperclass students. Towards the end of the week, after hearing one version of the conversation after another, I realized that a lot of people don’t have assistance problems, but issues finding that help. Needing help does not make us weak. Unfortunately, the opposite was my view for the longest time. I now realize that it is, in fact, what makes us strong. We would do well to remember that the campus is filled with resources to assist people, whether one has issues with
courses, or finding clubs, or groups to participate with. Faculty and staff don’t mind giving advice or directing individuals to someone to help resolve a problem. Thoughout this college’s 100 year history, innumerable students have gone through what students might be going through right now. At some point in life everyone feels alone. Keep in mind that nobody has to go through anything alone, regardless of what the problem may be. Typically, we are under the impression that asking for assistance inconveniences others, and that we should not bother people just to get our own issues fixed. We have to realize that as human beings, we are social creatures. Because of that, we rely on others for our needs even if we don’t acknowledge it. Take your job, for example. You hear now and then people who say, “I got my job on my own.” Don’t believe that for a second. As much skill as he or she may have, they still needed the service of his or her employer in order to get that job. At some point in time, he or she had to have gotten advice on the process of interviewing with a potential employer. Even if said person did not get any advice, they still needed someone to hand them the application or even let them know that the work was available. Although it is a simple example, it proves
my point: Humans help each other out. You’re bound to have one person pull over on the highway if you have a blown tire. Or to have someone lend you a ride when you are in need of transportation to go to the doctor. Even going to the store to buy food or supplies comes with a pair of helping hands to help carry groceries out to your vehicle. We’re inevitably bound to need help in one way or another. We didn’t learn to walk on our own. We didn’t learn to eat on our own. Surely someone had to have shown us how to make sure we get clean in the shower. I am a stubborn guy myself, so when it comes to help, my pride and pure unbending attitude prevents me from asking for it. For example, my first week back this year was more difficult than the previous first weeks of school in the past two years. In some cases, I was able to figure out what to do on my own. But I was smart enough to know when I should have asked for guidance, and when I did, I didn’t feel embarrassed. College life and adult life can be pretty overwhelming at times, and our generation is no different than those that came before us. As the 17th century British poet John Donne, once wrote, “No man is an island.” So don’t be afraid to jump in the water. There are plenty of fish in the sea just like yourself.
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A glimpse into the past . . . – New “trailer town” for couples under way - Sept. 2, 1946 - Flows of new students flooded into the college after World War II ended a year earlier. With many returning servicemen having been married, numerous trailers had been set up for them near the end of August, with utilities soon to be functional. In addition to married couples, the number of single boys coming back from war required the school to purchase fifty-four double deck beds to fit everyone in the Men’s Hall (present-day Crites Hall). Compiled by Aaron Gonzalez -Source: The Eagle Archives
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Cutting paupers but sparing the princes makes no cents When it comes to illegal immigrants one cannot deny that they work hard for their keep, yet we are (reasonably) hesitant to offer aid in the form of food stamps and healthcare because of their status. But now even those who are lawful, legal immigrants and who do work hard are now being told by the state, “You’re on your own.” Last month the legislature, in order to balance the books, decided to cut social services such as Medicaid and food stamp programs for legal immigrants. According to the Omaha World-Herald, one such immigrant is Germaine Mbuyi, from the Republic of Congo. Mbuyi is now without her health and food assistance from the state, though fortunately her five children still get their respective aid. As a result she now has about 1/3 less income to take care of her family. If Mbuyi, who works hard for a living, loses her job or gets sick, keeping a roof above those kids’ heads will be difficult. The state argues cuts for social services like these, including other programs like education, are necessary to fill the $1 billion budget gap (there are, on the other hand, no provisons to raise revenue on those with more wealth). This is not as austere as it could have been, as during the last legislative session Governor Heineman called for a 15 percent cut in then-current state aid to public education. Yet according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 Public Education Finances Report, Nebraska ranked 50th in the country by percentage of state dollars going to education. Heineman also supported and signed LB84, which took nearly $70 million in sales taxes from education and social services and diverted them to roads. However, at the same time, the Reason Foundation’s Highway Report found Nebraska’s road system to be the 5th best in the nation. We in college know one thing from everyday life: you can cut your spending all you want, but if you don’t have any income your debts and obligations will never go away. The state should consider this life lesson: It’s more noble to take on those who are rich and strong to make ends meet than to pick on those who are honest, small workers.
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Natural disasters unleash storms of idiocy WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Aaron Gonzalez Opinion Editor
Well folks, it’s finally over. Hurricane Irene has finally fizzled out and we can all gaze upon its massive destruction. Tragically a few dozen people have been killed, but as far as property and infrastructure damage goes, not much has been affected. The only real damage is that, once again, natural phenomenon can easily be rushed into the media as an End-of-theWorld situation for ratings, as well as prey for megalomaniacs and morons. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin once said, “When one person dies, it’s a tragedy, but when a million people die, it’s a statistic.” Sadly both are hyped-up entertainment. Last week the East Coast was hit by a small earthquake, and boy did the media eat it up! All day on news channels the tag “Breaking News” flashed across the screen, almost as if the earthquake was still going on. Sure a few chimneys crumbled, but it’s nothing even close to the Northridge quake of 1994. But flash “Alert” on TV and people will watch, the very lifeblood of 24-hour news channels. But hey, those on the West Coast sure had a good laugh at the Easterners. The media aren’t the only ones, as they also thrive from other opportunists like
politcians. Congressman Ron Paul, the chronic candidate for president, used these very circumstances to push his cynical antifederal message to the masses. His weapon of choice was the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In New Hampshire Paul said response to disasters should be a purely local endeavor and that, “We should be like 1900. We should be like 1940, 1950, 1960.” It’s funny he mentioned 1900, the same year that Galveston, Texas (in Paul’s wealthy district) was hit by a major hurricane that killed almost 6,000 people and left to fend for itself. On Fox News Sunday he elaborated, “It’s a system of bureaucratic central-economic planning, which is a fallacy that is deeply flawed.” Perhaps Paul should mention that he pals around with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. A small paranoid radio personality and seller of bogus “New World Order” pipedreams, one of his favorites is FEMA setting up concentration camps across the country and will soon kill most of us off soon (for some reason the date of doom keeps getting pushed back when the original doesn’t happen). Naturally Paul won’t mention that, will he? And now let us give a big hand to Glenn Beck, or according to Bill Maher “The Candidate for Thorazine.” The former Fox News host came out calling the storm a gift from Heaven. “How many warnings do you think you’re going to get? And how many warnings do you deserve,” Beck cooed. “… If
you’ve waited, this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you … [that] you’re not in control.” Now of course Beck (like too many others) apparently doesn’t understand the science of plate tectonics and climate, that or maybe he refuses to because pinning the blame on God gets him to sell more of his televangelist-style books. For others it is a great way to win a poll, like Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann revealing that the hurricane was actually a message from the divine to get “attention from the politicians.” Or maybe not. Perhaps it is the Divine telling these charlatans to knock off their garbage, for many hurricanes (including Irene) seem to hit the more conservative regions of the South. They’re no different from other anti-science loons. When the earthquake hit Japan (remember that?) Rush Limbaugh babbled, “Because the Japanese people shun God in terms of their faith and follow idol worship, atheism, and materialism, it makes me wonder if this was not God’s warning to them.” Hey Rush, how about those millions you make, your drug problems, your marriages... I guess there is no reason to get huffy, as we know what will happen soon. The media will stumble across some new eye candy, and the politicians and demagogues will jump aboard the bandwagon. More people will probably feel more awe over the next Caylee Anthony death or storm than the thousands of people killed each day from war, famine, and disease. After all, why care about everyday problems of life when it is easier to gain an edge on a popular talking-point for profit.
MAN ON THE STREET
What is your favorite class? Why? “Fun of Communications, because it’s helping to expand fudamental public speaking.” Kendrick Holliman, 19, freshman, undeclared, of Spanish Fort, Ala.
“Elementary Education Social Studies, because all my friends are in it.”
Jordan Lovitt, 20, junior, Elementary Education major, of Tyron.
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“Military Science, because it is active and hands on.”
Luke Eddington, 21, junior, Business major, of Kearney.
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“Principles of acting, because it is liberating and a stress relief.”
Jazzlynn Seumalo, 20, senior, Social Work major, of Bremerton, Wash.
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Erika Roybal, freshman outside hitter of Denver, Colo., spikes the ball during Monday’s practice in Armstrong Gym.
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Alex Rodriguez, junior fullback of Carolina, Puerto Rico, yells at senior teammates to stay on the field after Saturday’s scrimmage on Elliot Field.
Eagles to open season tonight in North Dakota For the fifth time in six years, the Chadron State College football team will open its season by playing the University of Mary Marauders. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in Bismarck. The Eagles are hoping the outcome will be the same as it has been in the previous four games when they have always won. However, head coach Bill O’Boyle admits that he’s nervous about the game. “Mary is always physical and well-coached,” he said. “They have a lot of returning players. And, it’s a night game. That’s something we’re not used to.”
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Natasha Marquis, head volleyball coach, explains a drill during Monday’s practice in Armstrong Gym.
O’Boyle noted that the absence of senior Jake Blackburn, the projected starter at right tackle, has shifted a big load onto the shoulders of Jake McCrary, sophomore of Valentine. Blackburn suffered an injury in the vehicle rollover accident in Colorado on July 31 and is still a few weeks away from playing. O’Boyle described McCrary, who was a defensive end last fall, as inexperienced, but said the 6’4”, 250 pound player “will give it everything he’s got.” see FOOTBALL, Page 9
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Sept. 3, University of Mary at 11 a.m. and William Jewell at 1 p.m. in Kansas City, Mo.
CSC cross country program crosses finish line T.J. Thomson Executive Editor The “missing piece of the puzzle.” That’s how Head Track and Field coach Ryan Baily described the newly approved cross-country men’s and women’s teams in CSC’s track and field program. On Aug. 24, the NSCS Board of Trustees approved the new program at a meeting in Nebraska City. Baily said that the Board would meet again in the coming weeks to finalize elements of CSC’s newest competitive sport. Chadron State was the only RMAC member that did not have sport a cross-country team, so the program was a long time in coming, Baily said. Baily likened the absence of the cross-country team to a football team playing a game sans special teams. “You have an offense and defense, but you have to have those special teams as well,” Baily said. “Our cross-country program is like those special teams.” CSC’s athletic department will hire a new, full-time assistant coach to provide additional leadership to the fledg-
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The offensive front returns three starters in seniors Tim Hiett at left guard and Sean McGowan at center and junior Garrett Gilkey at left tackle. Each of them earned all-star honors last fall, when CSC went 8-3. The Eagles have lots of experience and depth at the receiver spots, where all but one player who caught a pass last year returns. They include 2010 starters Jeff Alcorn and Jeremy Sondrup, both seniors, on the inside, and Travis Reeves and Nate Ross, both sophomores, on the outside. The quartet combined for 114 catches for 1,476 yards and 13 touchdowns last fall. The coach added that he expects the CSC defense to play well. In particular, he commended linebacker James Belville for “great leadership and toughness.” Belville led the Eagles in tackles last fall with 80 and in quarterback sacks with seven. The Eagles also return Kevin Lindholm, who was an all-conference linebacker as a sophomore last fall. The defensive line is expected to be strong. That’s where end Justin Trout and Keifer Burke and tackles Maverick Churchill and Jan Karlos Medina, all regulars a year ago, are stationed. None of the players who will fill the cornerback and safety positions was a full-time starter last season, but nearly all of them saw considerable action in the Eagles’ various formations. Defensive coordinator Todd Auer has frequently said he believes the Eagles have the depth and the talent to have a solid secondary. Both of the Eagles’ kickers are new this fall.
ling program, Baily said. The new men’s and women’s cross-country team marks the fifth CSC sport that offers a women’s division. Having both also ensures the college fulfills Title IX regulations, Baily said. Baily’s primary goal for the program was to see it become “competitive in the first year,” a goal he conceded was an ambitious. “The RMAC is the toughest conference in the country for cross-country,” Baily said, adding that the conference’s competitions often are comparable to D-I levels. To illustrate his point, Baily noted that five or six RMAC men’s teams are often ranked among the top 20 in the nation. Another goal is to recruit local runners who can “compete closer to their own home towns,” rather than traveling to a comparably sized out-of-state school, Baily said. In addition to having the men’s and women’s team approved, Baily said he was excited about the new crosscountry course that the college has been building in the hills south of campus.
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ABOVE: Kristyn Barnes, 18, freshman of Potter, sprinkles cookie crumbles on her ice cream during Thursday’s Banana Split Day in the Student Center lobby. LEFT: Andrew Julson, 22, senior of Wall, S.D., takes aim during Friday’s Holy Water War on the grass behind the Strive Center.
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Open Mic Night unveils writing workshop Kelsey Amos Reporter The English club Sigma Tau Delta plans to continue hosting its popular Open Mic events, Mixed Mic and Just Words, on Friday evenings at the Bean Broker. A writing workshop is being added to the Just Words event. Open Mic Night is hosted by Sigma Tau Delta (STD) and Lee Miller, associate professor of English and humanities and Sigma Tau Delta adviser. This is the fourth year that STD has
sponsored Open Mic, Miller said. The event was started by STD as a way to share the literary word in public spaces. The event grew, and last year STD decided to split it into two events. Mixed Mic includes music and words, while Just Words is only for the written or spoken word. This year, Mary Lastovica, senior of Omaha, will host the Mixed Mic Nights, while Lee Miller and Nick Miller, Sigma Tau Delta president, will host Just Words. While the event is sponsored by the English club, it is open to anyone. “I would love to get more non-English
majors involved,” Nick Miller said. A writing workshop is being added to the Just Words events. The workshop sessions are planned for 7 - 8 p.m., before the Just Words events. The purpose of the workshop is for individuals to work on their writing and receive feedback and suggestions from their peers, Nick Miller said. The two Open Mic events are planned for 8 p.m. on alternating Fridays at the Bean Broker Coffee House, which is at 202 West 2nd Street. The next Open Mic event is a Mixed Mic Night planned for Sept. 9.
Open Mic schedule Mixed Mic: Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Feb. 3, March 16, April 6 Just Words: Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 30, April 20
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Aaron Gonzalez Opinion Editor It’s not easy to find good reads these days. Most books we find are cheap paper backs about dirty romances, lousy mysteries, tales from credulous pre-teens who say they saw Heaven, and rabid right-wingers who hate anything new. Fortunately, there are reads out there that are both thrilling and true. Stephan Talty’s book, “Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan’s Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe the Ended that Outlaw’s Bloody Reign.” At first glance it seems like just a collection of events and dates, which is usually common among history books. However, Talty’s work flows smoothly, and reads more like a novel than a history lesson. Talty opens the scene with the ruins of the former British port power of Port Royal (those who watched the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” will know that location) west of present-day Kingston, Jamaica. At its height, Port Royal was the pirate capital of the world and the stomping grounds of many sinister and swarthy scoundrels. During an era of colonization and new discoveries, England wanted to possess American territory near where the Spanish were desperately mining millions of tons of silver on their monstrous galleon ships. After varied attempts, the English were able to colonize Jamaica, and thus wealth would soon come to England and prove fatal for Spain. At the time, Spain was in decline: King Carlos II, a result of very close inbreeding, was literally a drooling slob who couldn’t even chew food; Spain’s previous wars had left the country bankrupt; and despite help-
ing to pay off its debt, the more silver that was brought into Spain the more it decreased in value, thus the country was suffering from an elaborate crack addiction. To avoid international conflict, England couldn’t directly pillage Spanish goods. England’s solution therefore, was to hire gangs of privateers (basically pirates under orders from the state) to raid and steal Spanish possessions. They found the perfect privateer in a young twenty-year-old Welshman named Henry Morgan. Morgan and his crew would shuffle back and forth around the Caribbean. They encountered both good and bad on their travels including his massive plunder in northern Venezuela and his near-death crossing of the jungles of Panama (the effects of which virtually ended Spain’s dominance of the New World and gave rise to the British Empire). Talty is able to give these experiences real feeling and sensation by putting the reader in the shoes of his made-up character, Roderick. Through the eyes of Roderick, the reader can actually be there with Morgan escaping from savage cannibals on various islands, swimming in the silver and gold riches, climbing the walls of a Spanish fortress, surviving the disease-ridden deathtrap jungles, and even getting wasted (and lucky) in sin city of Port Royal. All good things must come to an end though, and eventually Morgan’s power ceased and the English turned their back on the privateers and pirates. And what of Port Royal? Well, at the time, the pious leaders of the American colonies called it God’s wrath, and given how the city was essentially a mix between Amsterdam and Las Vegas, who could argue against that? Find out all this and more for yourself by reading Talty’s exciting book.