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CSC CROSS COUNTRY WOMEN TAKE HOME MEET Senior Alyse Henry leads the women to an overall win with a team score of 20 points

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Jeff Thies of Hay Springs, left, and his 4-year-old grandson Gavin Morrison of Chadron, look out over the updated Elliott Field from the new Con Marshall Press Box, Saturday, Sept. 1.

THE EAGLE TO HOLD HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM CONFERENCE High school journalism and yearbook students from throughout the northwest Nebraska panhandle will visit the Chadron State College campus Monday for the first “We the Journalists” conference.

Area journalism professionals will offer four sessions to educate students about photojournalism, media law, how news stories differ from department to department and the First Amendment.


NEWS | The Eagle | SEPT. 13, 2018

The Eagle, area newspapers to host journalism conference Professional journalists, past and present, to serve as conference session faculty Eagle Staff Chadron State College’s award-winning, weekly student newspaper, The Eagle, is teaming up with community newspapers in Nebraska’s northwest panhandle to host a high school journalism conference Sept. 17 to celebrate Constitution Day and the First Amendment. Titled, “We the Journalists,” an obvious play on “We the People,” the first three words to the preamble of the U.S. Constitution, the half-day conference has three primary objectives, said conference organizer Michael D. Kennedy, instructor of journalism and adviser of The Eagle. “Our objectives are to celebrate Constitution Day and the First Amendment; to open the doors between our journalism program and the regional high school journalism and yearbook programs; and to help build bridges between high school media students and their

community newspaper professionals,” Kennedy said. He added that those objectives fall under a broader umbrella of educating young people about the Constitution, specifically the First Amendment. “The First Amendment, in fact our entire Constitution, belongs to everyone in the United States,” Kennedy said. “There’s no doubt our First Amendment is under attack today. Consequently, several media groups nationwide and statewide are defending against that assault on our First Amendment freedoms, using the tools we know best - education and knowledge.” Kennedy noted that Media of Nebraska, a non-profit organization composed of the Omaha World-Herald, the Lincoln Journal Star, the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Press Association and the Nebraska Daily Publishers Association, launched its “THINK F1RST” educational campaign on July 4 to raise awareness about the First Amendment’s five freedoms. The campaign,

I have a cause and the freedom to PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE. Understanding the First Amendment is key to protecting our free society.

Freedom to Peacefully Assemble or protest allows you to nonviolently assemble, privately or publicly, with an aim of accomplishing a common goal or acting on a common idea.

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Freedom of Speech • Freedom of Religion • Freedom of the Press • Freedom to Assemble Peacefully • Freedom to Petition the Government Sponsored by Media of Nebraska.

which runs through Sept. 30, features a series of print, television and radio advertisements, educating the public about each of those five freedoms. As a member of the Nebraska Press Association, The Eagle is actively participating in the campaign, publishing the print advertisements in its weekly edition. Kennedy also noted that “THINK F1RST” is an element of “We the Journalists.” As of Wednesday afternoon, 57 students and eight advisers from seven schools had confirmed attendance, Kennedy said. We invited 16 high schools,” he said, “so seven is just shy of a 50 percent response rate, which is pretty good for our first time out.” Scheduled from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday in I Student Center, “We the Journalists” features four sessions – three are practical, how-to sessions about key topics that the high school students and their advisers can use almost immediately. The fourth is an open discussion on the broader topic of the Constitution and the First Amendment. Regional community newspaper professionals will present two of those morning sessions, while Kennedy will present the third. The morning sessions are: 1. “Photojournalism: Tips for Instantly Improving Your Pictures,” presented by Brad Staman, editor of the Scottsbluff Star-Herald; 2. “Journalists and the Law,” presented by Kennedy; 3. “What’s the Difference: How News, Sports, Feature and Editorial/Opinion Pieces Differ,” presented by four area professionals - Kerri Rempp, editor, The Chadron Record; Spike Jordan, editor, the Hemingford Ledger; Janelle Kesterson, editor, the Bridgeport News-Blade; and Preston Goehring, sports writer, the Star-Herald. In the afternoon, Scottsbluff Star-Herald Publisher Greg Awtry will present the fourth session, 1-2 p.m. following a noon luncheon. A recipient of the prestigious Omaha World Herald Francis L. Partsch Award for Editorial Leadership, Awtry, a staunch believer in

the First Amendment who has been recognized by the Nebraska Press Association and the Associated Press Great Plains Bureau for his editorial writing, will open an interactive discussion about the First Amendment’s five freedoms, with focus on the free press guarantee. “The Constitution of the United States is one of the greatest documents ever drafted by mankind,” Kennedy said. “But it also is one of the most difficult constitutions for mankind to live by, because it requires citizens governed by it to actively participate in their government in an informed manner.” Kennedy also said that the First Amendment is one of the brightest stars in an array of bright stars contained in our Constitution. “In creating the First Amendment, our forefathers, notably James Madison, drafted 45 words and gave us five freedoms - religion, speech, press, peaceful assembly and petitioning our government for a redress of grievances,” Kennedy said. “Can you imagine anyone today drafting something so meaningful, so powerful, in only 45 words?” Kennedy added that despite its simplicity, the First Amendment also is one of the most misunderstood amendments. “Unfortunately, as simple and direct as the First Amendment is, many people don’t fully understand it, particularly when it comes to free speech and free press,” he said. “The First Amendment is not a get-out-of-jail-free card, entitling an individual to freely walk away after speaking, publishing or broadcasting something. It says only that government won’t stop a person from speaking, publishing or broadcasting. Once a person speaks, publishes or broadcasts something, that person now owns those words and the consequences, good or bad, that follow. We in the media already know that, and we want to teach it to the next generation.” Please see Journalism Conference, page 3 | The Eagle | SEPT. 13, 2018



CSC ROTC remembers 9/11

Members of ROTC are joined by students and faculty to retire the flag in honor of 9/11, Tuesday morning. Photo by Torri Brumbaugh

Journalism Conference

In addition to celebrating the Constitution and bringing together high school students and advisers, CSC journalism students and community newspaper professionals, Kennedy said “We the Journalists” also is intended to explain the First Amendment, adding that the conference itself is an example of it. “We are gathering peacefully on our campus for the purpose of engaging in the free expression of ideas in a civilized, responsible, mature and meaningful way,” he said. “For those six hours, we will be exercising, living, the First Amendment. What greater learning experience is there for these young people, indeed all of us?” Kennedy said it was no accident that The

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from page 2 Eagle’s “We the Journalists” conference is scheduled on national Constitution Day. “Our conference is a celebration of the Constitution and the First Amendment,” he said. “Scheduling it on Constitution Day was an obvious and appropriate fit.” Kennedy said that “We the Journalists” is closed to the public, but added that Humanities Nebraska is presenting a public forum in the form of a community discussion at the Midwest Theater, Scottsbluff, in October. “Ours is an academic conference about the journalism discipline, and admission is open only to those we’ve invited,” he said. “But the public is absolutely invited to attend a First Amendment community discussion present-

ed by Humanities Nebraska, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff.” Kennedy, who serves on the planning committee for the Scottsbluff presentation, said the discussion, titled, “An Issue of Trust: Democracy and the Future of Journalism,” will feature Clark Kaufman, an investigative reporter for the Des Moines (Iowa) Register, and a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Kaufman will be joined by two key regional journalists whose selection is still pending. Scottsbluff ’s forum is one of six First Amendment community discussions presented statewide by Humanities Nebraska of Lincoln. The other five sites are Lincoln, Omaha,

Norfolk, Kearney and North Platte. “An Issue of Trust: Democracy and the Future of Journalism” is presented by Humanities Nebraska in partnership with the Federation of State Humanities Councils, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Pulitzer Prizes. Nebraska partners include Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, the Nebraska Press Association, and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. More information about the Humanities Nebraska “An Issue of Trust: Democracy and the Future of Journalism” community discussions may be found on the organization’s web-

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> Twisted Crawdad Bike Race, 8:30 a.m., Nebraska National Forest Cliffs > Scooter Races, noon, The Backyard > Planetarium Show, 5 p.m., Math and Science Building > Volleyball vs. Regis, 6 p.m., Chicoine Center > Rodeo performance, 7 p.m., Dawes County Fairgrounds



> Twisted Crawdad Trails Race, 9 a.m., Nebraska National Forest Cliffs > Stadium opening, 10:30 a.m., Don Beebe Stadium entrance > Football vs. Fort Lewis, noon, Elliott Field at Don Beebe Stadium > Volleyball vs. Colorado Christian, 6 p.m., Chicoine Center > Rodeo performance, 7 p.m., Dawes County Fairgrounds



> Rodeo short round, 10 a.m., Dawes County Fairgrounds > Tough Eagle, 4 p.m., Practice Fields



> CAB meeting, 5 p.m., Scottsbluff Room > Senate meeting, 5:30 p.m., Scottsbluff Room > Meet and Greek, 6 p.m., The Landing > Sip and Dip, 9 p.m., The Hub



> Constitution Day, 12:30 p.m., Sandoz Center > Zeta Alpha Kappa Movie Night, 6:45 p.m., Student Center Ballroom > Xi Delta Zeta Game Night, 7 p.m., Lakota/Ponderosa Room

WEDNESDAY 19 > Zeta Alpha Kappa Mocktail Night, 6 p.m., Bordeaux Room > Xi Delta Zeta Mocktail Night, 7 p.m., Lakota/Ponderosa Room > Kahoot Night, 8 p.m., The Hub


NEWS | The Eagle | SEPT. 13, 2018

Senate approves permanent meeting time change Devin Fulton Reporter The proposal to move all student government-related meetings to Mondays was approved during the Senate meeting Monday. This approval was made successful after the amendment of by-laws from the senators. Starting next Monday, meetings will begin at 4 p.m. with Senate executive boards, followed by committees at 4:30 p.m. CAB will meet at 5 p.m. and Senate at 5:30 p.m.   Senate approved $5,944.96 for Phi Beta Lambda’s Career Connections in New York City, Oct. 24 -28. This trip is for leadership and career development. Senator Jessica Powell recently resigned due  to a conflict in schedule. Elizabeth Rotherham, junior of Drake, North Dakota, was nominated and voted in as the newly

appointed senator for the executive board. After receiving 45 votes, Aaron Jones, a sophomore of Custer, South Dakota, is the High Rise senator. Emily Johnson, senior from Mead, Colorado, is the Edna senator after receiving 34 votes.  CAB will cut two free movie nights, reducing the semester total to four, in an effort to save money. The total cost of one program, four free movie nights and four free bowling nights is estimated at $13,000.  During the first Free Bowling Night hosted by CAB, 75 students attended.  “We are hoping to get that number up, but they still had fun,” Kimberly Hernandez, junior of Scottsbluff said about the event.  The next Free Movie Night, sponsored by CAB, will start at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Eagle Theater.  Senate approved for two new committees:

There are two options for the leadership trainings. The first option would be for a day long meeting to take place, allowing CAB and Senate to split their time with the training. The second option is for hour long – Megan Northrup, Student Activities Coordinator seminars to take place, allowing for groups to attend throughout the day. an NPAC Committee and an Events CommitNew senators were sworn in on Monday. tee for Spring Days and other events. Sami Rahmig, senior of Gering, and Caitlin Senate voted to allocate $500 towards Hueftle, freshman of North Platte, were both student activities to provide a leadership selected as Professional Services and Applied training seminar for both CAB and Senate. Sciences senators. The purpose of this is to ensure a stronger Kristina McGann, senior of Broken Bow, voice for CAB and Senate among the student Samantha Stowell, freshman of Callaway, and body. Isioma Akwanamnye, sophomore of Awka, “As a senate you are not supervising any- Nigeria, were selected as senators at large. one, but you are speaking on behalf of the Travis Mills, senior of Rapid City, was students,” Student Activities Coordinator, selected as a Business, Math and Megan Northrup said. Science senator.

As a senate, you are not supervising anyone, but you are speaking on behalf of the students.”

Administration asks students for NPAC funds Krystal Kesselring Co-Editor CAB hosted an open forum to discuss the use of student activity fees in the NPAC improvements fund for a new outdoor track facility during Tuesday’s CAB meeting. President Randy Rhine, Athletic Director Joel Smith and Vice President of Administration and Finance Kari Gaswick attended the meeting to field questions from CAB representatives about the proposed use of $200,000 of student activity fees. The requested money would come from a fund that is already allocated for NPAC improvements. Student activity fees are divided into two accounts; 64 percent goes to Senate and CAB and 36 percent goes into an account for NPAC maintenance and improvements. “The NPAC account has accumulated to

a little over $500,000,” Senate Vice President Konery Klueber said. “For NPAC improvements the college is proposing that $200,000 from the NPAC account go towards the building of a new outdoor track.” President Rhine said the current estimated cost of the track facility is $2.2 million. The $200,000 will allow the college to get started on the facility without having to wait for other funds. “We did an analysis, and based on this ... we should be able to continue the commitments and the replacement of equipment (in the NPAC) going forward. (This decision) should not effect that ability,” Gaswick said. Klueber said the meeting served as a way for student senate and CAB to get feedback from students so that senators can make an informed decision when they vote. “If you guys don’t approve the track allocation, you don’t approve the track allo-

cation and we work other options,” Gaswick said. “We will still be working to figure out how to get this track on our campus.” Rachel Johnson from Northwest Community Action Partnership and volunteer Frances Gonzales came to speak with CAB representatives about a volunteer and fundraising opportunity in the community called Feed A Hungry Senior. “Every day in Chadron there are seniors who go hungry,” Johnson said. “Because of some funding cuts and some changes, our Meals on Wheels program participation has gone down 40 percent in the last year and the senior center has seen something similar in their attendance. If this continues both of those centers will be in jeopardy.” Johnson said that the decrease in participation in not the result of a lack of need, but that many seniors can no longer afford the programs and go hungry. She asked that clubs or students in

need of volunteer hours help out with the program, and encouraged students to come up with some creative ideas to help them raise money. The majority of clubs have not submitted their homecoming nominations, which are due by 5 p.m. on Monday to Chief Justice Samantha Merrill. CAB voted for Vice Chair of Public Relations Sadie Sheppard, junior of Fargo, North Dakota, and Herschel Foster, junior of Hemingford, as their homecoming nominations during Tuesday’s meeting. Effective Monday, CAB will begin its new meeting time at 5 p.m. on Monday’s, prior to the Senate meeting at 5:30 p.m. The next Free Movie Night will be at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. Rush week begins next week for sororities Xi Delta Zeta and Zeta Alpha Kappa. Their first event, Meet and Greek, will be at 7 p.m. at The Landing on Monday. | The Eagle | SEPT. 13, 2018



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Choose kindness when Bright Side faced with drama Rachel Mitchell Columnist Since school has started I’ve been able to catch up with my friends and finally get back into my routine. But with routine and school somewhat under control, there seems to be drama trickling in. No matter where you go in life or how old you get, drama always seems to follow. Recently, I have talked with many friends who are experiencing issues with some of their friends. I feel that if a handful of my friends are experiencing it you might be, too. Seeing this common thread, I have decided to comment the best thing people can do in this kind of situation. I recognize the stress or even annoyance people might be put under with having to deal with other people’s drama or even their own drama. It can be frustrating not knowing what to do for your friend or for yourself. But the best thing you can do for yourself and for your friends is to show kindness.

I know this seems like a really simple fix or maybe something that is too easy. The answer needs to be more soulful or something. There is a reason we are taught at such a young age about certain core values. Throughout our lives we will be able to use these core values, especially kindness. Everyone deserves kindness, even if you don’t agree with them on something. You might not even like the person. There really isn’t a point in being rude or petty to them. Simply because you disagree or they


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might be rude to you doesn’t mean we have the right to be mean to other people. Whether your friend is complaining about the same person they always do or if you are getting annoyed with someone, show them kindness. Maybe your boss is stressing you out or someone in your club/sport isn’t holding up to their duties, show them kindness. You always hear people say, “you don’t know what other people are going through”. It’s said because it’s true. You never truly know how much stress and problems people are carrying on their shoulders. So show them kindness. This week I challenge you to express kindness in difficult situations. Whether it is during practice, in class or maybe you are having a conversation with someone you don’t really care for. It might be difficult but the next time someone gets on your nerves put a smile on your face and demonstrate kindness. You might not know what is going on in their life, and a little act of kindness might help brighten their day.


What are your feelings on pineapple on pizza?

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“I am not a fan of pizza, so I don’t think pineapple belongs.”

“They are strange pairs. They don’t belong together, but they are good.”

“If pineapple on pizza makes you happy, put pineapple on pizza! If pineapple on pizza does not make you happy, just don’t eat pineapple on pizza!”

“Pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza... dessert pizza is meant to be sweet; normal pizza shouldn’t have anything sweet on it.”

“Pineapple does belong on pizza. If you mix the salty with the sweet, you get this perfect combination of flavor in your mouth.”

20, junior of Colorado Springs, Colorado

21, sophomore of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

19, sophomore of Randolf

22, senior of Scottsbluff

19, sophomore of Lexington


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Let’s hold off on the pumpkin spice Shannon Schneider Reporter Though August left as quickly as it came, summer’s presence is still very much in the air. I think this week’s 90 degree days prove my point, and I hope you’re all keeping hydrated. But now that the official first day of fall is nearing, I think it’s time we had ourselves a sit-down and discussed a topic that’s definitely love or hate. Guys, we need to talk about pumpkin spice. I don’t know if this is a phenomenon that’s hit other countries, or if this is purely an American thing. Once September rears its head people are flipping tables over pumpkin spice. Every

boutique page I follow is littered with pumpkin-themed shirts that read something like “Pumpkin Spice is Life”, and my Facebook feed is drowning in recipes for pumpkin spice cupcakes, donuts and any other kind of dessert that would taste completely fine without a pumpkin-flavored addition.

Pumpkin spice has become the unofficial official representation of fall, and it’s not going anywhere. I don’t take issue with pumpkin spice itself. Actually, I enjoy it; some of the best cookies I’ve had were cream cheese pumpkin spice cookies, and I think they went really well with a cup of coffee. My problem is that I’ve been seeing pumpkin spice (and other fall paraphernalia) since mid-July. When I saw the first pumpkin spice post on my timeline, not even two weeks out of my early-July birthday, I was taken aback. I still had smoke bombs and Roman candles to shoot off. How was I seeing this, and why were people thinking about fall when summer had barely begun a month prior? I think a lot of us have gotten into the habit of living from big moment to big

moment with little regard for pausing and appreciating the present. Holidays are usually markers for these moments, and it’s common for us to get excited and begin countdowns months in advance. Instead of countdowns, maybe we should slow down and focus on the now.

My two cents? Enjoy every season of life as it comes to the fullest extent. Allen Saunders had it right when he said life is what happens while you are busy making plans.

Let’s put away the pumpkin spice, but only for a little while longer. We’ve got a long, hot week ahead of us, so let’s soak in the last of summer’s rays while we can. You’ll think warmly of these days when it’s mid-February and we’re three feet deep in snow, ice and that odd gray slush that never seems to go away.

Order a pineapple pizza for the group Abigail Swanson Contributor Take a deep breath; I need you to hear me out before you start yelling. There are a few subjects which make or break friendships; Harry Potter, Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, cake and ice cream with a fork or spoon, and yes, pineapple pizza. I understand that to some of you the very words “pineapple” or “Hawaiian” in relation to pizza, raises your blood pressure. But for just a moment, I need you to take a breath. Perhaps even put the newspaper down for a moment before we continue on this controversial subject. In preparation for this article, I talked to a diverse group of people to get their feel-

ings on the subject. Few of those I spoke to were indifferent on this issue; almost everyone had strong feelings one way or another. Let us examine the pizza purist viewpoint first. Fruit doesn’t belong on pizza. Don’t try to make pizza healthy; it isn’t supposed to be.

Only meat and cheese belong on pizza. When I want pineapple, I have pineapple. When I want pizza, I have pizza, but when you put them together. It’s just not good. These are all comments I heard in my research. So to those of you who nix pineapple pizza, know that you are not alone. I can even understand some of those reasons. One person brought up the fact that pineapple pizza is more acidic than other flavors, so it may not appeal to those with sensitive teeth. I can also admit that you do need to be in the right mindset to enjoy pineapple pizza (just imagine getting ready for some greasy meat lover’s and then getting a sweet chunk of pineapple…ugg) but once you are in the zone, then what could be better? Onto the pro-pineapple pizza viewpoint.

This group, by far, is in the majority (at least among those I spoke to). Most people are not only okay with pineapple pizza, they name it as one of their favorite kinds of pizza, and they are not afraid to go rounds with anyone who disagrees. I personally side with this viewpoint, but I also love sweet and sour chicken and pineapple upside-down cake. So, if you are ordering pizza for an event, or even just for your friend group, consider Hawaiian. If you are afraid no one will eat it, reconsider. Most pizza purists will unashamedly pick off the offending pineapple and happily eat the pizza with just Canadian bacon and cheese. Thank you for sticking around to the end of this debate. I hope it wasn’t too cheesy for you.

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From start to fi CSC opens new stadium Torri Brumbaugh Co-Editor With an ambitious timeline of 10 months, the new Don Beebe Stadium, along with Elliott Field and the Con Marshall Press Box, is ready for it’s official opening. While the football team has already played a game in the new stadium, the stadium grand opening and dedication will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, near the south gates, before the football game against Fort Lewis at noon. CSC President Randy Rhine, CSC Foundation Board Chair Marjean Terrell and NSCS Chancellor Stan Carpenter will speak at the stadium’s dedication. They will also announce the donors who made the stadium’s construction possible. In 2014, a structural engineering company—Hermanson Egge Engineering, of Rapid City, South Dakota—inspected the Don Beebe Stadium and found that the structural integrity of central stands were failing. There were concerns with the poor drainage, deteriorating field conditions and inadequate services for spectators and game personnel, Rhine said in a Fall 2017 press conference. Construction for the $8.6 million facility began in November, after the 2017 football season’s last game. As of press time, Wednesday, finishing touches are still being added to the Con Marshall Press Box, like painting doors, to prepare for the opening. According to CSC Sports Information, the new stadium can hold a capacity of 3,500, including the bleachers, the auxiliary and visitor bleachers, and the grandstands, which hold 1,400 people on their own. The stadium also includes a new sound system and a new scoreboard.




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10 SPORTS | The Eagle | SEPT. 13, 2018

CSC hosts annual cross country meet

STANDINGS As of Sept. 10, 2018

FOOTBALL 1. Colorado Mines 2. CSU-Pueblo 3. New Mexico Highlands 4. Colorado Mesa 5. Chadron State 6. Dixie State 7. South Dakota Mines 8. Western 9. Adams State 10. Fort Lewis

Brandon Davenport Sports Editor Eagles’ runner, and CSC junior, Alyse Henry, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was again the top finisher helping her team to an overall win at the annual Chadron State College Cross Country meet this past Saturday. The Eagles women, who totaled 20 points in their win, placed five total runners in the top ten of Saturday’s standings. Henry, who repeated as the individual winner, ran the CSC course in 19 minutes, 39.35 seconds, just over 27 seconds faster than second-place finisher Adeline Straatmeyer, of South Dakota Mines, who ran unattached. Others aiding in the CSC win were junior Savannah Silbaugh, of Upton, Wyoming, whose time of 20 minutes 35.57 seconds, earned her third place; sophomore Catherine Orban, of Osage, Wyoming, who took fifth with a time of 20 minutes, 56.05 seconds; sophomore Madi Watson, of Mitchell, who was seventh with a time of 21 minutes, 12.03 seconds; and sophomore Emma Willadsen, of Eaton, Colorado, who ran the course in 21 minutes, 12.03 seconds, good for eight place. South Dakota Mines were the winners of the men’s race, also finishing with 20 points, though CSC’s Sheldon Curley was the highest finisher among attached racers with a time of 26 minutes, 37.46 seconds. Mines runner Ryan Moen took third place at the meet with a time of 26 minutes, 46.35 seconds, while Hardrockers teammates occupied places sixth through tenth, with unattached Chadron runners filling out the top-five along with Curley. Those unattached CSC runners were alumni Dylan Stansbury, who had a meet-best time of 26 minutes, 31.62 seconds; Alejandro Garcia who was fourth with a time of 27 minutes, 7.99 seconds, and Phil Duncan, who took fifth with a time of 27 minutes, 21.45 seconds. The CSC cross-country runners will head to the Mahoney Golf Course in Lincoln, Nebraska, this Saturday for the Woody Greeno Nebraska Wesleyan meet.

VOLLEYBALL 1. Color. School of Mines 2. Colorado Mesa 3. Dixie State 4. MSU Denver 5. Regis 6. N.M. Highlands 7. Adams State 8. South Dakota Mines 9. Westminster 10. Fort Lewis 11.Color. Christian 12. CSU-Pueblo 13. Black Hills State 14. Chadron State 15. UCCS 16. Western

Women’s results: 1, Alyse Henry, CSC, 19:39.35; 2, Adeline Straatmeyer, SDM-unattached, 20:12.15; 3, Savannah Silbaugh, CSC, 20:35.57; 4, Kayla Gagen, SDM, 20:54.25; 5, Catherine Orban, CSC, 20:56.05; 6, Erica Westerman, SDM, 21:00.88; 7, Madi Watson, CSC, 21:12.03; 8, Emma Willadsen, CSC, 21:12.03; 9, Sydney Settles, CSC, 21:28.98; 10, Sarah Myers, CSC, 22:12.71. Men’s results: 1, Dylan Stansbury, CSC-unatt, 26:31.62; 2, Sheldon Curley, CSC, 26:37.46; 3, Ryan Moen, SDM, 26:46.35; 4, Alenjandro Garcia, CSC-unatt, 27:07.99; 5, Phil Duncan, CSC-unatt, 27:21.45; 6, Anders Watt, SDM, 27:35.88; 7, Joel Haas, SDM, 27:51.84; 8, Nick Shipe, SDM, 27:56.55; 9, Max Oesterling, SDM, 28:13.33; 10, Ben Colvin, SDM, 28:18.15. Photo by Brandon Davenport

CSC’s Sheldon Curley runs during the Eagles’ home meet Saturday. | The Eagle | SEPT. 13, 2018


Eagles’ field position woes boost T-Wolves Timberwolves capitlize on Eagles’ punting problems Brandon Davenport

Photo by Alexis Wellong, ASU Sports Information

An Eagle and Grizzly joust at the net during Saturday’s match.

Eagles 0-2 in RMAC Brianna Wilson Reporter The Eagles fell to 0-2 in the RMAC and 2-8 on the season last weekend in Colorado against Fort Lewis College and Adams State University. CSC volleyball took on Fort Lewis College Friday evening and won the first set 25-17, but failed to dominate in the next three, dropping them 2225, 16-25, 21-25 to lose the match 1-3. Saturday they played in Alamosa, Colorado, against Adams State University and losing in three sets 20-25, 18-25, 17-25. The Eagles will open at home this weekend against the Regis Rangers Friday at 6 p.m. in the Chicoine Center and then take on Colorado Christian Saturday, also at 6 p.m. in the Chicoine Center. The first two sets against the Sky Hawks saw a lot of back and forth scoring action between the two teams. In the third, Fort Lewis rallied early for a five-point run and the Eagles never recovered. CSC held the lead in the fourth but were held at 11 points while the Sky Hawks took a seven-point run to pull ahead 14-11 and CSC failed to recover. Saturday against the Grizzlies also saw a lot of back and forth action but Adams State repeatedly ran three- and four-points at a time to take the match in only three sets. Against Fort Lewis, Shelby Schouten, redshirt junior of Alton, Iowa, led the team in kills with 11, followed by Aracely Hernandez, freshman of Greeley, Colorado, with 10. Brooke Gardner, junior of Princeville, Illinois, led the team against Adams State with eight, followed by Hernandez with seven and Chandler Hageman, redshirt sophomore of Chadron, with six. Libero Ashton Burditt, junior of Spearfish, South Dakota, led the team defensively across the weekend with 43 total digs. Senior setter Madison Webb of Loveland, Colorado, took the team in assists with 66 overall.

with his big run,” Coach Long said of the play. Myles emerged as a second-half weapon for the EaSports Editor gles and ultimately led the team’s rushers with 67 yards on just seven carries, an average of 9.6 yards per carry. Altogether Chadron rushed for 118 yards in the Half of CSU-Pueblo’s first half possessions during Saturday’s home game with Chadron State began in Ea- game on 31 carries, and passed for 171. Holst completed gles’ territory, helping the Thunderwolves break out to 16 of 30 passes and was intercepted once. CSU-Pueblo’s Dennard led all backs rushing 13 times an early lead and an eventual 34-13 win. Two more Thunderwolves first-half possessions for 147 yards. The Thunderwolves threw for 91 yards. On defense the Eagles were led by senior Kyle Temwould begin not far from midfield in CSU-Pueblo’s end, but the Eagles’ gifting of a short field to the opposition ple, of Norlfolk, who had 13 credited tackles including five solo, eight assisted, and a sack for an 11-yard loss. could have had a much worse outcome. Teammates Malik Goss, a freshman of Upland, Cal“Pueblo is a good football team, they’re ranked topten in the country right now,” Eagles’ Head Coach Jay ifornia, and Keenan Johnson, a senior from Chadron, each were in on 11 tackles. Johnson, and Long says of the Thunderwolves who are junior Calder Forcella, of Greybull, Wyonow ranked ninth in the American Footming were credited with the other two of ball Coaches Association Division II poll. the team’s three sacks during the game. “In person, and on film, they look like a Kozlik, who received preseason hontop-ten team. With that said, I think our ors, punted nine times in the contest avguys did some good things versus a toperaging 35 yards with a long of 49 yards, ten team.” after having difficulty early in the game. Despite the poor field position ChadThe senior punter’s first three atron managed to hold the Thunderwolves tempts were a 7-yard kick following a to just one score in the first quarter, a three and out on the Eagles’ first possesfour-yard run by senior Marche Dension, a 26-yard kick on the team’s second nard, of Pheonix, Arizona. possession, and the blocked attempt on The wolves would break loose in the the team’s third possession. second quarter scoring on a single-yard Despite the troubles, Coach Long rush by senior running back Bernard remains confident in his punter. “Zach McDondle, of Littleton, Colorado. (Kozlick’s) a weapon we’re going to rely The short push into the end zone was on the rest of the year. It’s only our secset up by sophomore Luke Conilogue, of ond game, I have no doubt he’ll get it Erie, Colorado, who blocked a punt by Freshman Elijah Myles capitalized fixed.” Chadron senior Zack Kozlik. The Eagles’ next contest will be at The Thunderwolves next possession on his chances during the second began at their own 33 yard line after a half of the second half rushing for home against the Skyhawks of Fort Lewis as the college makes their formal dedica47-yard punt on Chadron’s previous se- 67 yards on seven carries. tion of the renovated Elliott Field at Don ries. Dennard broke free on the second Beebe Stadium. play of the series and ran 70 yards to put The stadium dedication will begin the team up 21-0. The Thunderwolves would go on to add a field goal 10:30 a.m., while kickoff is slated for noon. Fort Lewis enters Saturday’s game looking for their before the conclusion of the first half, and two more in the second half, as well as another touchdown when first win after suffering a 45-31 loss to New Mexico Dennard took the ball 22-yards into the end zone with Highlands in their opener, and a 31-3 defeat last week at 5:01 remaining in the third quarter after a nearly 70- the hands of Dixie State. yard drive. Chadron got on the scoreboard in the second quarter when junior wide receiver Jackson Dickerson, of Chadron 0 6 7 0 - 13 Chadron, made a great catch in heavy coverage to score CSU-P 7 17 7 3 - 34 a 59-yard touchdown and bring the score to 21-6 after the extra point attempt was blocked. The Eagles would score again with just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter on another big play when true freshman Elijah Myles, of Hawthorne, California, carried the ball 47-yards to make it 31-13. “Elijah (Myles) provided us a spark in the second half

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Rodeo opens season Eagles’ cowboys, cowgirls get started at Dawes County Fairgrounds Brandon Davenport Sports Editor Friday the Chadron State Eagles’ rodeo team opens its season, the first as an official CSC varsity team, at home as it hosts its annual rodeo at the Dawes County Fairgrounds. 14 colleges and universities will be involved in the rodeo which begins Friday afternoon with slack at 1 p.m. and official goes at 7 p.m. Competition will continue through Saturday with the short go at 10 a.m. Sunday. Heading into his 11th year coaching, Head Coach Dustin Luper is looking forward to getting started. “I’m pretty excited,” Luper said when speaking with The Eagle earlier this offseason. “We’ve won the men’s side, and won second on the women’s side about three times, but I’ve never had a men’s and women’s team that’s won at the same time so I’m excited I could do that this year.” Although the men’s team graduated several seniors last

year, cowboys Rowdy Moon, of Sargent, and Kalane Anders, of Bayard, who represented the Eagles at the College National Finals Rodeo last season, return as leaders of the group, and Luper says he’s got a couple of strong sophomore additions as well. “I’m looking for (Moon and Anders) to step up because they know the program already, and they’re pretty good team leaders,” Luper said. Moon returns to CSC as the team’s most successful cowboy at the CNFR last season though he ultimately missed the bareback championship go by 24 points. Anders will look to enter the season improved after his National Finals steer wrestling appearance ended with him having failed to record a score in three runs. Since then Anders has been successful in summer rodeos, emerging as the winning steer wrestler in six Colorado appearances. The sophomore additions Luper mentions are cowboys Kyle Bloomquist, a bareback rider from Raymond, Minnesota, and Garrett Uptain, a saddle bronc and bull rider from Craig, Colorado.

According to Luper Bloomquist competed at the CNFR in June while Uptain won novice bronc riding at this year’s Calgary Stampede, Alberta, Canada. The women’s side also has its share of talented cowgirls including barrel-racing and breakaway roping newcomers Quincy Segelke, of Snyder, Colorado, and Kaycee Monnens, of Hulett, Wyoming. Segelke, who also competes in team roping and goat tying, comes via Gillette College and competed at last year’s CNFR short-round. Luper says she’s also a regional all-around winner. Monnens, who Luper call a huge threat and a great athlete, comes via Casper. The two join a group of other capable cowgirls to form a women’s team that should compete well. “Honestly I have as strong a women’s program this year as I’ve ever had,” Luper said. “And my men’s team, if we do everything right, we should be in contention for a regional title pretty easy.”

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On Deck: with cowboy Kalane Anders Shannon Schneider Reporter

Q: You’ve had a really great summer, but I’d like to start at the beginning. What drew you to steer wrestling?

A: It took a couple years, and I was wanting to be a calf roper when I

was really young. It was about my eighth grade year and I started chute dogging and made Junior High Finals, then at Junior High Finals I made the top ten. Going into the short round, I did pretty well there, then I started dogging off a horse in between my eighth grade and ninth grade year of high school. So I started liking it and did well. I made it to State my freshman year and then made it to High School Finals my junior year, and then after that I kind of fell in love with it and won the region my freshman year and kind of went from there.

Q: Tell me how an average practice would go. A: Mondays I get here around 1:30 p.m., and we’ll calf rope and then chute dog. Then Tuesdays I get here around the same time, I’ve got team roping and steer wrestling, and same thing Wednesday, same thing Thursday. Friday’s off.

Q:: Just so people know, how much do the steers weigh on average? A:Around 450-500 [pounds] probably. Q: When you’re preparing for a competition, what do you do to get “in the zone”?

A: I think how you have a great team is you put pressure on yourself,

you don’t let people put pressure on you. I feel [Laughs] I don’t know, listen to a lot of music, and once I finally get on my horse and get him warmed up I go from there. Once you get in the arena nothing else really matters.

Q: CSC has recently changed Rodeo from being a club sport to a varsity sport.

A: It means a lot. It puts a lot of relief on our coach, and he’s been working on it for a long time. I’ve always thought of ourselves as a team and now we can actually be recognized as one here at the college. It’s really neat.

Q: (Y)ou’ve had a really successful summer season, so what are you setting your sights on this season? File photo by Lydia Privett

Kalane Anders, senior of Bayard, performs, Sunday, in the Calf Roping event during the CSC Rodeo at the Dawes County Fairgrounds arena.

A: I want to blow out the barrier at every rodeo and try to go in and win every one of them. After that, have a heck of a summer again.


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25-19 Total Rushing: 101

Total Passing: 241

Total Rushing: 215

Total Yards: 342

Total Passing: 49

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NFL kickoff party Devin Fulton Reporter Last Thursday, over 150 students gathered at the Hub to celebrate the kickoff of NFL football featuring the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons. RA Joshua Harnish, senior of Scottsbluff, hosted the event. “We wanted to give the students a way to relax at the end of a stressful week of classes. I am sure having pizza here definitely helps with that as well” Harnish said. This event held the most attendants among any events sponsored by RLA so far this semester. Photo by Devin Fulton

Isabella Irish, of Hemingford, joins Kristina McGann, senior of Broken Bow, as she sports her Eagles jersey to cheer on her favorite team at RLA’s NFL Kickoff Party, Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Hub.

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Brooks Hafey, left, assistant professor of music, plays a piece of composer Claude Debussy’s music to honor the famous composer while Bobby Pace, accompanist at CSC, turns pages Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center’s Chicoine Atrium.

Music instructor performs in faculty recital Recital part of series honoring composer Claude Debussy for the centenary of his death Yen Nguyen Reporter Brooks Hafey, assistant professor of music, held the fourth concert in the series of Claude Debussy-themed piano concerts Sunday at the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center’s Chicoine Atrium. Hafey opened the recital with a melodious piece, “Valse romantique,” which gave a pleasant feeling for audiences on a sunny Sunday. He continued the flow with a nostalgic piece, “La plus que lente,” which means “slower than slow.” “This piece takes me back to my grandma’s living room,” Hafey said. The first two pieces gave a heartwarming opening to the concert, commemorating the centenary of Claude Debussy’s death. He also honored Debussy with “Estampes,” consisting of three movements: “Pagodes,” “La

soiree dans Grenade” and “Jardins sours la pluie,” which evoked the image from East Asia in “Pagodes” to the sound of raindrops in “Jardins sous la pluie.” Hafey kept dazzling his audience with “The Prelude, Book II,” consisting of ten movements with dynamic rhythm. According to Hafey, the music “will challenge you to the best possibilities.” To close the concert, Hafey played movement “Fireworks,” which is an energetic and physical piece and very challenging, according to him. “So you play the whole concert and you’ve got to play the most difficult music at the very end,” Hafey said. The next concert of the Debussy recitals will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center’s Chicoine Atrium. This recital will feature performances by Hafey and guest artists Ting-Lan Chen, playing violin, and Noah Turner Rogoff, playing cello.

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