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Friends and family are expected to gather 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Chicoine Atrium of Chadron State’s Sandoz Center to commemorate the lives of Dorset Graves and Milton Wolf, former CSC employees who died this past week. Reta E. King Library staff and faculty members organized the tribute, which opens this semester’s inaugural Dorset Graves Lecture Series Graves, 87, died Saturday at Crest Graves View Care Center, where he had resided the past two months after breaking his hip. During his 32-year career at CSC, Graves, a consummate reader, was a fixture at King Library, so much so, that in 2006, the library staff named its bi-weekly lecture series in his honor. Wolf In addition to teaching, he served as chairman of the Division of Language and Literature for 29 years. He retired in 1990, but spent another 15 years teaching as an adjunct in that department, now known as the Department of English and Humanities. Survivors include his wife Meredith, two sons and six grandchildren. Wolf, 70, died Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Mattaya Thompson, 22, of Rapid City, S.D., walks toward Reta E. King Library Wednesday afternoon. Both Graves and Wolf spent a great deal of time at King Library during their tenure at Chadron State.

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Wolf ’s body was found Thursday morning in the driver’s seat of his red pickup truck, which was parked in the lot at Chadron’s Motel 6. On Wednesday evening, Wolf and his longtime friend and housemate, Carl Elges, checked in to the motel after they were among the 150 residents forced to evacuate their homes southwest of town during last week’s wildfires. Elges said the evacuation order came after Wolf had taken a sleeping pill that night. “He was even more disoriented because of that,” Elges said Wednesday evening. After eating breakfast at a local restaurant, Wolf and Elges looked toward the southwest from the restaurant’s parking lot, where fires burned less than 50 feet of their home. Although their home survived, Elges said it wasn’t apparent at the time and that Wolf likely thought the fire had consumed their dwelling.

The prospect of losing his house in addition to everything else that was going on was too much for him, Elges said. “He just decided he’d had enough,” Elges said. Assistant Director of Public Services at King Library, Shawn Hartman, said Wednesday that Wolf was suffering from complications of heart disease, prostate cancer and the side effects brought by the medications he was taking. “He’s been sick for a year-and-ahalf,” Hartman said. “The medications were fighting him.” Hartman also said that Wolf became depressed and was taking antidepressant drugs, but later discontinued using them because of the extreme side effects. Doctors diagnosed Wolf with prostate cancer in April. During testing prior to surgery, doctors discovered a heart virus, Hartman said. He underwent prostate surgery July 10, and although the surgery was successful, the condition’s side effects and

the medications took their toll on his psychological health, Hartman said. Hartman said the matter of Wolf ’s replacement hadn’t been addressed, but that she and the other library staff would “carry on.” “I’ll fulfill his wishes, I hope,” Hartman said. “[I’ll] finish what he started.” Hartman said Wolf ’s wit and intelligence are among two of the things she’ll miss the most. “Milton knew his stuff,” Hartman said. “It’s been an absolute honor [working with him].”

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CAB executive board members announced the rescheduling of two events, in addition to swearing in a new publicity coordinator at Tuesday’s meeting. Ashley Swanson, 20, junior of Byron, was the only person to submit a letter of intent to run for CAB publicity coordinator. The CAB members voted in Swanson, and President Dani Buckley swore her in before the committee. The club fair, initially scheduled for last Thursday, was rescheduled to 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Buckley said. The foam party, also scheduled for last Thursday’s late night at The Pit was rescheduled to occur today from 9 p.m.midnight, Darren Burrows, student events coordinator, said. “Appropriate dress, please,” Burrows said. Kellie Aye said that there is $10,250 in the CAB’s account. Morgan Nelson, student trustees said that Chadron will host the Nebraska State College System’s Board of Trustees this weekend for their upcoming meeting. “If you happen to see someone that looks important, smile and show them why Chadron is the best among the state colleges,” Nelson said. Events happening this weekend for the board of trustees meeting include the Rangeland groundbreaking ceremony today at 5:15 p.m. Shellie Johns asked that the students all try to make it to the groundbreaking ceremony to show their support. Nelson asked that if there were anything students wanted her to report to the board to see her. Burrows said that the next free movie night would be Sept. 16. Although NOCS put in a request last week that the board consider rescheduling the day of the week for free move nights, as both it and NOCS meet on Sunday, Burrows said that they could not move free movie night just to accommodate one club, and also that it was the movie theater’s preference that free movie night be on a Sunday. Burrows also asked that if there were any clubs interested in helping with Constitution Day, that they contact Laure Sinn. Chi Alpha had previously asked for an allocation of $465 for the upcoming Seventh Day Slumber concert. Buckley asked for a hand vote to see who was in favor of allocating the money. A majority voted yes. Buckley asked that Chi Alpha representatives meet with her after the meeting to discuss some “issues.”

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Ashley Swanson Reporter Big Brother is watching you a little more closely now that the college’s $109,000 investment in security upgrades has been installed during the summer. The funds came from savings the Nebraska State College System accrued by not having to pay December 2011 insurance health premium to employees, Dale Grant, CSC vice president for administration and finance, said. The employees’ unions, the health insurance provider, and the NSCS negotiated the holiday insurance break. Grant said that most, but not all campus buildings received security cameras on their exterior faces. A majority of the cameras face the parking lots, in the hopes of deterring theft and monitoring fights that sometimes erupt in the spaces, Grant said. In addition to the exterior cameras, the college also installed new cameras in the entryways of some buildings and each of High Rise’s residential floors. “It was actually a request from security,” Grant said about the new cameras in High Rise. “As of last semester, cameras were only used in the elevators so campus security could not see what floor students and visitors are getting off on; however, with the new cameras monitoring the elevator doors on each floor, it’s easier to determine which floor they are on.” Video footage from each of the cameras is archived and stored for 30 days. Grant said that the archiving solution comprised the bulk of the $109,000 price tag.

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Four faculty members, seven staff employees, two community members, and one student comprise the 14-member Chadron State Advisory Committee, a group tasked with assisting the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees in selecting the college’s 11th president. NSCS Chancellor Stan Carpenter notified college employees Aug. 23 of the committee’s make up, as well as outlined its goals. “The advisory committee’s first task will be to identify issues and directions for Chadron’s future, in order to arrive at a better understanding of the kind of leadership the college will need,” Carpenter stated in his Aug. 23 memo. According to the vacancy announcement the system office posted in The Chronicle of Higher Education Aug. 6., the committee will begin reviewing applications in mid-October. Carpenter stated that he expected finalists to visit CSC Nov. 12-13. At that time, the college would host open meetings for the campus community to meet and interact with the candidates.

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Firemen deserve respect, thanks This past week’s fires brought disastrous consequences and smoky air to Chadron. Scanning Facebook the first day of the fires showed many reactions that included “my thoughts and prayers to those moved from their homes,” or “I hope that my Chadron friends are safe and well.” Come the second day, however, there were several complaints on Facebook about how the fire had not been contained and that the fire fighters were not doing a proper job. Let’s take a look at what these firefighters really did. In 90-100 degree weather, men in heavy coats and overalls ventured into the thick, black smoke and flames that rivaled the air around them. It was hot, it was dry, it was smoky, and many volunteers risked their lives to put out these fires. It has been a hot and dry summer, and the grass was perfect tinder. No one is to be blamed for how quickly the fire spread. With the dry area, there was no way that the fire wasn’t going to spread. In addition, anyone who attended the town meeting this past Sunday would have learned Photo by T.J. Thomson that the conFirefighter John Morford takes a ditions were repose after working long hours so dire that at one point the fires spread eight miles in less than 14 minutes. This was not a typical fire in the slightest. Unfortunately, there were several homes lost to the flames. Again, it is impossible to point blame at anyone. There are unfortunate things in life, but hopefully no one decides to point a finger at those who were willing to risk life and limb to help put out the fires. As we learned from the 2006 fires, natural disasters like this can and will happen, and the best guard against it is preparation and prevention. NOTE: The Eagle would like to remind all persons writing letters to the editor that all letters must be signed by the author’s real name and have his/her hometown. Letters without such signatures will not be published.

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Survive the zombie apocalypse Nathan Pindell Contributor

You awake one morning to a deafening silence. You turn on the television to find that an annoying rainbow and high pitch squeals have now taken up residence on your flat screen. You open your front door to find cars strewn across roads and yards. The smell of death lingers in the air, but you’re not worried. No. You have been preparing for this for your entire life. The day has finally come. This is the first day of zombie season, and you have tags to fill. The walking dead is our homecoming theme this year at CSC, and many people are developing plans to fight off the brainmunchers. I’ve heard some plans people have composed and shared with their friends. I’ve heard some good ones where they’d have a chance. I’ve heard many bad ideas that give my grandmother with two hip surgeries, arthritis, and oxygen a better chance in comparison. I’m here to help you. Read on and you might survive. If everyone were going to survive the zombie apocalypse then it wouldn’t be an apocalypse, would it? It would be known as the “Slight Zombie Annoyance of [Insert Year Here].” So far recent real-life attacks have been people who had the sudden urge to gnaw on human faces. There was the Face Fiasco in Florida, or driver Dong devouring

Du’s delicious dial in China. So there have no skill or ability whatsoever. No one, and I been attacks; the time is coming. repeat no one, is bad zombie bait. We live in rural America, so that gives Also remember that if you have someone us a distinct advantage. Unless cows and causing drama, panicking, and being an allhorses can be infected, I don’t see disasters. around tool, your life is at stake. No one will We’ll hear of the outthink twice if you hapbreak, hopefully, with pen to leave them tied some time to spare. to a tree or they just The first thing I usuhappen to be bitten by ally hear is talk about a zombie no one saw. where someone would Just do it quickly and hold up and make a dequietly and pretend it fensive ground against never happened. the horde. Weapons are someOh yes, please hold thing else that needs to still in a place with be discussed, because limited amount of remore often than not, sources while the rest people are picking up of us escape. You are something that they the pizza, trapped in an oven, and the undead don’t need. You say Photo by Heather Buckley plague is just waiting you want a fifty-caliber to capture and eat you. You must stay alert. sniper rifle, eh? Yes, so you can alert the Setting up a defensive structure is prob- zombies to where you are and stir the brainably not your best idea unless you find a gobbling hornet’s nest. military outpost or large civilization with A small caliber, large magizine, maneuhowitzers for doormen. So what do you verable, and easily maintainable weapon is do? Jump in your car, hit the interstate, and your best bet. Also remember that blades cruise on out of zombie country, of course. don’t need reloading, but they do need to be Wrong! You and every other panicky indisharpened from time to time. Also bows are vidual trying to escape will be bottled on the silent, ammo is retrievable, and who doesn’t interstate. It takes one person that decided to not say anything about a little zombie look awesome whilst wielding a bow, espenibble, and BOOM!, your back-seat driver cially when it comes to killing zombies? These are just a few survival tips that I can is now a back-of-your-head eater. You need offer, but there are many other strategies allies, you need to take the road less travthat may work better for you. Who am I to eled, and you need to move as a unit. Move slow and steady to make sure that tell you what you should and shouldn’t do? you don’t draw attention, stay together and Who knows? I’ve told my friends the same you can readily defend yourselves. You may thing. With that, I wish you luck during the have someone, or many people, that have rise of the undead. Happy Hunting!

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Despite everything, count your blessings Aaron Gonzalez Opinion Editor

There are many times in our lives that we forget to count our blessings. Too often we keep wandering around saying how we hate our jobs, we have no money for the newest fancy gadget, or that life is too dull. We reach a level of complacency and forgot to consider how fortunate many of us are. The recent fires ring true that message. Prior to the fire, I was thinking that life in Chadron was too dull and we needed something exciting in our lives. Sure, I had a good job, and classes and activities were going well, but for some reason I wasn’t satisfied. I had in mind something along the lines of a Martian invasion, or even a repeat of the “War of the Worlds” scare of 1938, just to break the tedium. But as we all know, we can never predict what we’re going to get, and we end up getting more than we bargain for. The damage and terror that the fires have caused is almost incomprehensible. Sure, life is more “exciting” but at what cost? Though I was in Alliance

for most of the break, I still had to reconsider my previous thoughts of something exciting happening. I then missed the comforts of routine and predictability. And I began counting my blessings. Had the fire spread to town (which the brave and dutiful firefighters prevented, and we owe them everything) I would have lost more than just some stuff I left in my room. No, I might have lost my employment, my college, and maybe even a friend or colleague. Those are worth everything to me. But the Nebraska fires are just one tiny example in a country where a fair amount of people have become complacent and even petty and have to face reality. I look on the news channels, and there’s never a moment that goes by when someone is not on a tangent about how unfortunate and destitute they are. You then find out that though they did unfortunately lose their six-figure income, they are now working minimum at a retail job and they’ve had to cut back on luxuries. They aren’t destitute, they’re in reality just economizing and learning to adapt to their new income. But to them that’s the worst thing ever; it’s something to be blamed on the President, or some banker, or their astrological sign some junk. Or take the interviews with the working-poor or poor; though they certainly want a better life, a large portion of America’s poor have some place to live, sometimes with subsidized rent, and TV/ cable and nice cellphones.

Now I’m not saying that they deserve what’s come upon them (though some have made it inevitable through risky investments or over-mortgaging their homes), but what people forget to do is look at things in proportion. There are parts of Africa that are so poor that one lives on less than a dollar per day. There are even more parts where people literally live on the streets as routine, with all of the disease and unsanitary conditions that come with it. Easily curable diseases go untreated because of poor hospitals. Not to mention the children in places like Ethiopia and Somalia who are so hungry that their stomachs become bloated. And virtually none of them have the luxuries that we take for granted, namely our fancy iPhones or plasma TVs. And yet we have people here in this country and state that pity themselves because they have to economize. They either claim (as the Right does) that having a nice home or a fancy car (or pickup) or the latest automatic firearm is their unalienable right, while others (mainly on the Left) demand that the government step in and give them higher wages and/or welfare. All of these things are, in reality, not rights, folks. They are privileges, mainly because you have to buy them, and buying things isn’t right no matter how you put it. Rather, they are blessings. Count your blessings and be thankful for whatever you have. Don’t ask for things you may regret.

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Regional Support A quantitative analysis Although the wild fires may be contained, firefighters still have long road ahead of them. As of Tuesday, the Douthit Fire is 99 percent contained, and consumed almost 30,000 acres of land; the West Ash Fire is 74 percent contained and consumed more than 77,000 acres; the Region 23 Complex is 84 percent contained and consumed more than 88,000 acres; the Wellnitz Fire is 74 percent contained and consumed 77,000 acres. Fire crews have started damage assessment and demobilizing, which means firefighters are beginning to return home.

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Marty Jones, of Alliance, lifts a hose as he prepares to make a water transfer from a civilian truck to his fire engine Thursday afternoon in Dawes County. Jones was of more than 450 individuals who aided the Region 23 Complex firefighting effort.

Community bands together in fire's face By Ashley swAnson Through the smoke, sweat, heat, and fear, a community comes together. From the time the fires started, when they were close to town, to when they were finally contained, the citizens in Chadron, Crawford, Harrison, Whitney, Hay Springs, and surrounding areas, pulled together to help one another out. Clothes were donated to local businesses for evacuees; granola bars, water, Gatorade, beef jerky, bandanas, and other supplies were given to firefighters and their departments. Not only did people donate food and other necessities to those in need, they also offered their time and effort. Community members also spent hours in the firehouses, answering phones and making meals for the volunteers and firefighters. As the fires started to fade away, the energy and time given can still be found as the community continues to band together in a time of need.

• The wildfires destroyed $3.2 million worth of land, property, and pastures between Nebraska and South Dakota combined. • Three Chadron homes were destroyed and at least three others were damaged during the fires. • About 1200 people were evacuated from their homes. • Close to 700 firefighters, volunteers, National Guard members, and National Forest Officials helped contain and extinguish the fires that covered more than 260,000 acres of land. • About 40 fire departments across Nebraska helped with the fires. SOURCES: https://inciweb.org; http://www.wowt. com/news/headlines/Nebraska-Wildfires--Good-Bad-News-168409156.html?ref=156; http://www. fs.usda.gov/news/nebraska/news-events; http:// journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/ cost-of-nebraska-s-d-wildfires-pegged-at-million/

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A ditch flares up with flames, some as tall as a small truck, during the West Ash fire located 10 miles southeast of Chadron, Aug. 30.

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Firefighter explains passion eighteen years in the making By hAnnAh ClARK At the end of the second day of fire management, members of the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department lean against the ashen back of a white pickup truck. The bags under their eyes bespeak hard work, but their weary smiles and friendly banter tell the better half of the story. After fighting the fires surrounding his town for 22 hours, veteran volunteer John Morford, a Chadron local, chatted with his fellow firemen at the firehouse Thursday night. “This fire is really fast,” Morford said. “The summer is so dry and so hot, plus the grass in the national park is a little higher than usual since the parks service reduced grazing.” These factors, plus Tuesday’s lightning, combined in the perfect fire-making storm. As a volunteer for 18 years, Morford has seen his fair share of conflagrations, including the 2006 West Ash fire, which prompted evacuations and marred the Dawes County landscape 6 years ago. “The two fires are really similar,” Morford

said. “They were both managed the same, and they both required lots of resources and people.” The department has plenty of resources, as donations pour in from concerned citizens. Fortunately, Brenda Morford, has been helping the fire department since her husband joined almost two decades ago. Volunteer fire departments, like Chadron’s, lack the auxiliary support teams of larger institutions; people who prepare supplies, make meals, call for equipment or food, and answer phones to manage the inpouring of goods from the community. The local family of firefighters is not without help, however, thanks to their committed corps of aids (affectionately called “fire wives”). Brenda herself had been on the premises for more than 30 hours, and with her help the community’s resources were strategically dispersed to meet the need. “If they need something, we jump in and do it” Bren-da Morford said. When asked why he

The Douthit Fire ascends a ridge near Cottonwood Road Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. The Forest Service's Hot Shot Crew based in the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming was called in to assist local fire departments in containing the fires. | Photo by Spike Jordan

Area consumed by Region 23 Complex fires 29,730 acres (Douthit Fire). Fueled by grass and timber understory. 58,450 acres (West Ash Fire). Fueled by grass and timber understory.

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initially joined the firemen, John Morford responded, “Anytime you‘re in a community you should always look for a way to serve and help out. It doesn’t have to be firefighting; there are lots of ways to give back to your community.” The position is clearly not without danger, though. After so many years fighting, Morford experiences two things after the call for a large fire: first, the initial rush of adrenaline, but then this veteran considers his family and work life, and it’s only after these two are “in order” will he commit to such a time-

consuming and dangerous event. Yet despite the struggle in fighting fire, it is truly a family operation. Morford’s two daughters helped throughout the day, and the youngest aspires to be a fireman like her father. “It gets into your blood” Brenda Morford said about her family’s involvement. “The hardest part is when you don’t know exactly where your spouse is,” Brenda Morford said, surrounded by fellow volunteers in the Chadron firehouse. “But on the other hand, the greatest part is when you hear their voice over the radio, and you know they’re ok. You never get over that. Eighteen years, and I still haven’t.”

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Montana State upsets Eagles in season opener Barrett Brown Reporter Last Thursday, the Eagles were unable to overcome the Bobcats’ roaring offensive attack. With help from an experienced quarterback, and a scrappy defense, Montana State defeated Chadron 33-6. Montana State quarterback DeNarius McGhee, threw an impressive four touchdown passes on 29 of 40 completions for a solid 176 passing yards. He threw to nine different receivers as well. Even after all of the Bobcats’ success, the Eagles’ continued to earn their stripes. “It was our first game of the season against a Division I school,” Coach Long said. “I’m happy with how it went. They played hard with great effort. We kept up with them at times which is encouraging.” On the Chadron side of the ball, sophomore quarterback of Chadron, John McLain, struggled after going 6 of 19 passes, with total passing for 21 yards. Junior running back of Cody, Wyo., Glen Clinton, had 11 rushes for 61 yards with a long rush of 20 yards. “We focused on mental errors and penalties that were made,” Coach Long said. Chadron State had a deficient 9 penalties for a loss of 75 yards on the night, while Montana State had 5 penal-

ties for a loss of 55 yards. The Eagles didn’t give up though. Garret Gilkey, senior of Sandwich, Ill., blocked an extra point attempt in the first quarter. Junior cornerback of Rapid City, S.D. Conor Casey, provided Chadron State with an interception and junior safety of Douglas, Wyo., Pierre Etchemendy sparked the Eagles by recovering a fumbled punt on the Bobcats’ 10-yard line. Chadron State ended that drive with a 22 yard field goal by sophomore kicker of Rapid City S.D., Alex Ferdinand. But Montana State didn’t allow their mistakes on special teams get the best of them as they took a 19-3 lead at half time. In the third quarter, Alex Ferdinand added 3 more points to the Chadron side of the scoreboard with a 40yard kick this time. But the three points did not shift enough momentum to the Eagles’ side as the Bobcats scored two more touchdowns before the game clock hit zero. “Unfortunately, we did lose so we are more focused on fixing mental errors and penalties for the game against Angelo State,” Coach Long said. The Chadron State Eagles will travel to San Angelo, Texas next week as they square off against the Angelo State Rams. The game will be held at 1p.m. Saturday.

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Eagles’ junior tailback of Cody, Wyo., Glen Clinton, breaks through Bobcat defenders in the game last Thursday against Montana State University.

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we go into the regular season,” Baily said. The Eagles’ offense had a slow start against the Sports Editor Beavers, but took off when Mallory Irvine, junior of Ravenna, made nine kills while teammates ErChadron State volleyball did not have the weekend ika Roybal, sophomore of Denver, and Jones had seven kills each. they were hoping for, but are Jester also talnot discouraged. lied eight kills for “The girls fought hard and the match. Alyssa kept playing. A big factor was Bauer, sophomore how far away we were. The of Rapid City, S.D., tournament gave us a place to ran most of the ofstart working with the team on fense with eighteen what we need to fix,” coach Jaassists. nel Baily said. On the defensive At the Northern State Tourend, libero Kristina nament, Chadron lost three of Harter of Colorado four games. In their first game Springs, Colo., had against host Northern State 20 digs that game University, the Eagles fell in and had a total of three sets, 25-17, 25-19, and 61 digs throughout 25-20. Even with Jessica Jester, the whole weekjunior of Cheyenne, Wyo., and end, which led for Mollie Jones, senior of Longher to be crowned mont, Colo., both spiking 12 an All-American kills apiece, it was not enough on Saturday. to get the win. Later on Friday, “We are workthe Eagles lost in four sets to ing on fine tuning Missouri Western 25-19, 19our skills and reac25, 25-14, 25-23. tion time so we can On Saturday, the Eagles went make every play 1-1 with a win against Minot count, go for every State and a loss to Black Hills Photo by T.J. Thomson ball,” Baily said. State. It took four sets for the The Eagles will Eagles to gain the win against Mallory Irvine, junior of Ravenna, spikes the ball in a 2011 play in the Black Minot State by finally out scor- game against the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Hills State tournaing them 20-25, 25-14, 25-20, ment this weekend in Spearfish, S.D. Games are and 25-21. “We play Minot again on Friday and it would be a scheduled for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, and 11 good confidence booster to beat them twice before a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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Molly Wedan Sports Editor The Eagle cross country team will compete in their first meet this Saturday on their home course. South Dakota School of Mines challenges the Eagles in a dual to start the 2012 cross country season. For some of the Eagles’ team, it will be their first time running long distance in a competition like cross country. While the nerves may be running high, Coach Ryan Baily is not putting any pressure on his runners. “There is no pressure on this meet. This is a first collegiate meet for most of the athletes, and it will give us a good indicator of how we stack up against the com-

petition,” Baily said. At Chadron’s time trial, many runners made good time on the course. Jayme Nunes, freshman of Alliance, won the 4800 meter run with a time of 20 minutes and 48 seconds. For the men, Domingo Torres, freshman of Gering, won the 6000 with a 22 minute and 53 second finish. Even with the talent, this race might be a bit tough for the athletes. “They have been training hard for three weeks, and I did not give them a break so they won’t be running real fresh,” Bailey said. “I still think they’ll do well.” The competition is scheduled to start at noon on Saturday.

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Fiesta! Students piled into the Red Room Tuesday night where they were greeted with up-tempo and fun music, delicious mango and strawberry virgin margaritas, and great food. Students also enjoyed a ping pong tournament, which was surrounded by participants and observers. The music was a mix of today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites, most presented in Spanish, that got some students up on their feet, moving to the beat.

“I need to start wearing clothes that have pants.” —Tuesday, Math and Science Building “‘That is to the password you stupid stupid stoop.” —Wednesday, Old Admin “Those are the most delicate stretch marks I’ve ever seen.“ —Wednesday, Old Admin Disclaimer: “Overheard at CSC” uses quotations obtained and verified by The Eagle staff and is for entertainment purposes only.

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Liz Rice, 21, senior of Ravenna, pushes ice into a blender in order to make more virgin margaritas during the Fiesta event Tuesday night in the Red Room of Kent Hall.

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‘Tame Impala’ EP anything but tame Spike Jordan Reporter

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Kevin Kubo, 32, junior of Chadron, peers into a glass display case holding two miniature train models Wednesday afternoon in Memorial Hall’s main gallery.

Art ninjas: the minds behind an exhibit Hannah Clark Reporter The new exhibit currently showing in Memorial Hall’s main gallery is a train-themed art show on loan from UNL’s Sheldon Museum and will be showing from now until Sept. 26. The show explores the intersection between art and history, probing the parallel tracks of Nebraska’s artistic and railroading narrative. The real action, however, took place before the doors ever opened. Measuring tape drawn, Dave Harvey inserts tiny nails into the felt-covered wall, tapping with his hammer like a sommelier opening his prized cask. Harvey is a working artist and Sheldon exhibit technician, which he defines as “I hang stuff up, I take it down, I hang something else up.” Harvey’s deadpan humor bounces off his partner Greg Nosan, director of education and publications at UNL, who qualifies this. “We decide what goes where on the walls,” he says, examining an arrangement of frames. But it’s more than that. The pair are responsible for the artwork’s well-being as the pieces tour the nine Nebraska locations. If a piece is damaged due to over-exposure, Harvey and Nosan are responsible. “You have to ask how’s the security, how’s the acclimatization?” Nosan said, speaking to a class of four students, seated on the gallery floor. They are Sarah Polak’s exhibit design class, and while Harvey and Nosan hang the

Sheldon show, they show them the ropes... they hold. Imagine an image composed of and the frames... and the nails. Every detail 30 pixels; imagine the possible mutations of an exhibit, the lighting, the name cards, of that picture when the pixels are changed. and the pieces’ hang height, are decided by Now imagine you are in charge of each pixel’s arrangement, and people will pay – or not – Harvey and Nosan. “Sometimes it’s just seeing the space and to see your finished product. Finally, none of trial and error. This exhibition will be differ- the pixels are made by the same people, and their cohesion rests on your shoulders. This ent in the next location.” Nosan said. Exhibit design is a science in inches and is Nosan and Harvey’s reality, and as Nosan said, “hanging the artwork is hooks, exactly foralso an artistic expression.” mulated to pull the That’s why the pair drove eye and appeal the out from Lincoln for one night symmetry. They aim of hanging. They arrived at 3 to hang a picture’s p.m. and, after some finishing center at 58 inches touches in the morning, deexactly, which is the parted the next day. average human eye “They’re art ninjas,” Polak level. Sometimes said. pieces are stacked, The pair also set up a travelthen the math changing scrapbook of gallery viewes. Other times, deers’ responses. Whether it’s a signers choose to phrase, poem, or picture, every hang the picture’s reaction will travel to the next “visual center” at 58 location, amassing an artistic inches, and then they One of two miniature trains rests on show in itself. must decide where display in the “Railroads and the Making And thus the Sheldon’s duo that eye-drawing of Modern America“ exhibit at Memorial worked into the night. If you point lays. Hall’s main gallery. visit the touring show, you’ll “You really have a see those images thanks to Nohand in the art,” Harvey said, “maybe you want to hang every- san and Harvey’s work. Hopefully you’ll also thing facing the wall, and have the audience see their hand in the big picture of art, how we interpret it, and how we can affect it in imagine what they look like.” Though not recommended, Harvey’s state- return. Those pieces weren’t placed there by ment illustrates the surprising artistic sway accident.

One of my pastimes is typing an artist I enjoy into Youtube and then surfing through suggested videos on the right hand column, where radical thumbnails and enticing titles lead me to clicking on videos with top comments that read “I’m in the awesome part of Youtube again.” In the search of music that captured my lazy feelings on a late June afternoon, my hobby led me to a song off “Tame Impala’s” 2008 eponymous EP. My ears overtook the rest of my senses as I sat slack jawed and drooling. I was instantly sedated, surrounded by the dream inducing celestial sounds that swirled out of my speakers. One track from the Perth, Australia based groove-rock band and that was it. I was hooked. Modular Records, who also signed notable Aussie indie bands such as “Wolfmother” and “Pond,” pressed the EP, which is the nearly halfdecade of labor from multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker. At first listen, the multi-tracked sound reminded me of Canadian band “Caribou,” but I could also hear some similarities and clear influences from Todd Rundgren as the album progressed. But my mind began to wander and my outlandish theory grew much deeper as I listened on. To best describe the EP: someone was playing Ouija through a wormhole with the alternate dimension version of The Beatles where John Lennon never hooks up with Yoko Ono. Subsequently, the band stayed together and began recording music that doesn’t suck, but an A&R executive lost the studio acetate. It was somehow frozen “Tame Impala’s” EP cover under an ice hockey rink in Montreal, and in 2008, it was defrosted and rushed to a studio where it was restored, re-mastered, and released to the adoring masses as “the lost Beatles sessions”. Out of the six tracks, my favorite is “41 Mosquitoes Flying in Formation”, which begins bathed in the bright tones of an arpeggio that melts into over driven fuzz, layered with drums and a progressive moving bass riff, encompassing a delicious bit of psychedelia; one part desert rock and one part shoegaze. The rest of the singles fit together nicely, without a single track being sonically unappealing. My suggestion: pick up this EP along with the 2008 debut “Innerspeaker.” Your stereo will thank you as you press replay and patiently wait for the release of their sophomore offering “Lonerism,” which will be available Oct. 9.

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