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HAPPY FINALS WEEK!

THURSDAY

CSC heads into Finals Week starting Tuesday, Dec. 11. See page 4 of this issue of The Eagle for a detailed Finals Week schedule.

DEC. 6, 2018 ISSUE NO. 14

The Voice of Chadron State College since 1920

SEMPER VERITAS

NEWS >>

COURT BACKS VETO, BIG EVENT GETS $6,000 Constitutional Court declares veto constitutional, leading to Senate’s vote for $6,000 Big Event budget allocation. Please see page 2

SPORTS >>

EAGLE MEN DEAL 76-67 LOSS TO MSU CSC’s offense brings Chicoine Center alive, paves the way to a 76-67 defeat of the Roadrunners. Photo by Brandon Davenport

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Chadron State Eagles’ Diontae Champion, senior of Pearl, Mississippi, struts onto the court during pregame ceremonies at Chicoine Center, Saturday, prior to the Eagles’ 76-67 defeat of the MSU-Denver Roadrunners.

CSC CARING & SHARING WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE

This winter, Chadron State College is offering an opportunity to help keep the community warm during frigid temperatures. In a recent email, CSC IT support’s Sherrie Emerson says the CSC Caring & Sharing Winter Clothing Drive has had success. “It warms my heart

to report that the winter clothing donations have been spectacular!” Collection boxes, located throughout campus, will remain until Dec. 11. Those wishing to donate mittens, scarves, coats or any other piece of winter clothing are encouraged to do so.


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Court supports veto, Big Event allocated $6,000 Shannon Schneider News Editor Constitutional Court has declared Senate’s Nov. 5 veto constitutional, giving Senate the go-ahead to vote and allocate $6,000 toward The Big Event. Chief Justice Samantha Merrill read the Court’s verdict via a formal decision letter. In it the Court stated “in the matter at hand, the Court finds that, overall, the vice presidential veto was constitutional. The Court notes that several errors had occurred in this process, but finds these errors to be negligible as they would not have changed the outcome of the meeting on Nov. 5, 2018.” The Court decided that President Lukas Klueber, junior of Rapid City, South Dakota, did need a recusal due to conflict of interest, and according to CSC Student Constitution Article 6 , Section 2.1 Vice President Konery Klueber, junior of Rapid City, was right to assume presidential duties. However, the Court noted that “to entirely remove the bias and conflicts that come from a presidential recusal, the president must give notice of his impending recusal before the Senate meeting is called to order and remove himself from the meeting entirely. However, seeing as vice president and then acting president Konery Klueber acted in accordance with the recommendation of the Activity Fee Board regardless of President Lukas Klueber’s presence, we find the issue

of lack of removal to be negligible.” Senior Associate Justice Dean Michel read the dissent, or minority opinion of the court. The minority opinion stated that “the failure to follow the procedures outlined in the Constitution cannot be ruled negligible, therefore Vice President Klueber’s ascension to the presidency and his subsequent veto is unconstitutional. The recusal of the president to alleviate a conflict of interest is consistent with the Constitution as is laid out in CSC Constitution article 3, section 2.1...However, the vice president was not sworn into office and thus never took his role as president as laid out in CSC Constitution article 3, section 2.2. Therefore his veto is rendered unconstitutional by the failure to swear in the new president.” With the Court’s formal decision in, Senate proceeded to vote on The Big Event budget. AFB recommended $5,000, with 50 percent cuts in mind to t-shirts and food. CAB Chair Kimberly Hernandez, senior of Scottsbluff, added that clubs have donated $3,038.92 as of Monday’s meeting. Vice President Klueber motioned to approve $5,000 to The Big Event, but after the motion was approved Senator of High Rise Aaron Jones, sophomore of Custer, South Dakota, moved to amend the budget allocation to $6,000. The motion was passed with a 13-2 vote with one abstaining vote. Senator of Kent Hall Michael Pacheco, freshman of Broomfield, Colorado, stated that although this allocation is under what

The Big Event spent last year, it still leaves room for The Big Event to get “closer to $10,000” that they requested initially. “With this allocation we’re giving them just a little over $9,000, so we can still be under what they spent last year, if that was the actual amount, but this also helps get them closer to that $10,000 if they do actually need the full $10,000. This way we can still afford to help out other clubs and sponsor other events, but we’re still giving a huge part to The Big Event,” Pacheco said. In a 3-13 vote Senate’s motion failed to allocate $1,000 toward speaker Amy Dix. Dix, who is a speaker, author and co-founder of The Positive Life Company, is scheduled to speak on Mar. 21, 2019. Because this event will be co-sponsored by Athletics, the Dean’s Council and the Diversity Committee, Senate voted on AFB’s recommended budget of $0. Chief Justice Merrill announced that graduation stoles and cords will be handed out throughout finals week. Those who serve on Student Government and in organizations at CSC are given stoles and cords for their services. Senate will disburse stoles and cords in the Student Senate office from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 - 6 p.m Monday through Thursday. Email reminders will be sent. CAB and Senate will not be held next Monday. Senate currently has $36,999.79 in unallocated funds.

CAB donations to aid Big Event’s holiday advertising Devin Fulton Reporter In response to CAB Chair Kimberly Hernandez’s request, clubs donated $3,038.92, Monday, toward The Big Event. Adviser of The Big Event, Shaunda French-Collins, ensures the donating clubs the ability to see how their funds will be used. “We are open to any kind of communication throughout this year with it being a little bit different, so please don’t be hesitant to ask because we are very appreciative,” French-Collins said. With clubs donating funds, The Big Event plans to work

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> Art Guild Christmas Sale, 9 a.m., Student Center Ponderosa Room > Holiday Food Drive - RLA, 10 a.m., Student Center Lobby > Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Auditorium > 3v3 Basketball Tournament, 9 p.m., Chadron State College NPAC

more with the clubs next semester. The Big Event’s current funding will go toward holiday cards with a “save the date”. Prior to funds being frozen, The Big Event submitted an order to for Big Event “zip over” jackets and postcard stamps. Clubs with any questions regarding The Big Event can contact French-Collins or Hernandez via email. Five applied for the Student Trustee position with three being selected and are currently going through a selection process. The new trustee will be announced in January. Free Bowling Night hosted by CAB saw 79 students attend on Sunday.

The Pit is hosting a “3v3 Basketball Tournament” at the NPAC on Thursday. Choir is hosting a holiday concert at Memorial Hall, 7 p.m., Thursday. RLA is hosting “Finals Struggle Bus” in the Hub, Wednesday along with “Stress spelled backwards = Dessert” in the Hub, 9 p.m. – midnight, Friday and “Make your own Christmas Ornament” in the Hub, 6-8 p.m., Saturday. Free Bowling Night hosted by CAB will kick off the spring semester at Hilltop Lanes, Sunday, Jan. 13.

Please send Calendar information to The Eagle, Old Admin, Rm. 235, or to editor@csceagle.com

FRIDAY > Art Guild Christmas Sale, 9 a.m., Student Center Ponderosa Room > Holiday Food Drive - RLA, 10 a.m., Student Center Lobby > Guitar Student Showcase, 7 p.m., Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center Atrium

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> Art Guild Christmas Sale, 9 a.m., Student Center Ponderosa Room > CSC Wrestling - Home, 3 p.m., Chadron State College NPAC > Guitar Ensemble and Keyboard Ensemble, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Auditorium

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Constitutional Court rules on veto decision Constitutional Court publishes their majority opinion and minority opinion concerning the constitutionality of Student Senate’s Nov. 5 veto of The Big Event budget. Majority Opinion IR 18-01 In Re Powers and Succession of Presidential Duties according to the Chadron State College Student Association Constitution Majority Opinion of the Court MERRILL, CJ – joined by BRENNING and MCCALLUM In the matter at hand the Court finds that, overall, the Vice Presidential Veto is constitutional. The Court notes that several errors had occurred in this process, but finds the errors to be negligible, as they would not have changed the outcome of the meeting on November 5, 2018. The Court’s reasoning is as follows. First, the Court had to determine the constitutionality of the recusal of President Lukas Klueber. The Court finds that this action is consistent with the spirit and intended meaning of the Student Association Constitution. The President has a duty to voice the opinion most favorable to the students who elected them to office, as dictated in CSC. Const. art. III, § 2.1 of the Constitution. The Court finds that the President cannot fulfill this duty to the students unless the President can remain unbiased. In the case at hand, President Lukas Klueber had a substantial and material conflict of interest being a member of the Big Event staff, even creating the budget in question; this constitutes a conflict of interest and inherent bias rendering President Lukas Klueber unable to fulfill his duties as President at that time. Therefore, the Presidential recusal was proper. The next question the Court had to answer is whether this recusal constituted a Presidential vacancy. The Court finds that the recusal does constitute a vacancy; however, the manner in which it was carried out on November 5, 2018, was in error. The Court believes that in order to entirely remove the bias and conflicts that come from a Presidential recusal, the President must give notice of his impending recusal before the Senate meeting is called to order and remove himself from the meeting entirely. However, seeing as Vice President and then, Acting President, Konery Klueber, acted in accor-

dance with the recommendation of the Activity Fee Board regardless of President Lukas Klueber’s presence, we find the issue of the lack of removal to be negligible. Applying the findings of the Court outlined above, the Court finds CSC. Const. art. VI, § 2.1 of the Constitution applies, which allows the Vice President to become the acting President, with all the powers the President would enjoy, including the power of the veto. However, the Court, again, finds a procedural error. Upon review, the Court believes that Vice President Konery Klueber should have been sworn into office as the Acting President, in accordance with CSC. Const. art. III, § 2.2. Though this procedure was not followed, the Court again finds this error to be negligible as swearing in Vice President Konery Klueber as Acting President would not have changed the outcome of the meeting, only prolonged the meeting for a mere minute of action. In conclusion, though procedural errors did occur, the Court finds that those errors were negligible. The Court came to this decision as this was a case of first impression which was thrust upon the Executive Board of the Student Association with little, if any notice, and did not allow time for proper research to be done in order to preempt these procedural errors. Additionally, the Court finds that none of the procedures we now recommend would have changed the decision to veto the Big Event allocation. Furthermore, the Court finds that the spirit of the Constitution was upheld and all parties acted in good faith. Therefore, seeing as all parties acted in good faith, the spirit of the Constitution was upheld, and that none of the procedural recommendations would have changed the outcome of the veto, the procedural errors are negligible and do not affect the overall constitutionality of the Vice Presidential veto. According to these findings, the Court finds that the veto was constitutional and rules that the Vice Presidential veto of the Big Event allocation shall be upheld. IT IS SO ORDERED.

Minority Opinion IR 18-01 In Re Powers and Succession of Presidential Duties according to the Chadron State College Student Association Constitution Minority Opinion of the Court Senior Justice Dean Michel joined by Acting Justice Andrew Smith It is the minority opinion of the court that the failure to follow the procedures outlined in the Constitution cannot be ruled negligible. Therefore, Vice President Klueber’s ascension to the Presidency and his subsequent veto is unconstitutional. Recusal of the President to alleviate a conflict of interest is consistent with the spirit of the Constitution, as is laid out in CSC Const. art. III, § 2.1. Presidential recusal and subsequent absence shall count as an absence of the President and the Vice President shall fulfill the role of President and shall execute his power of veto if needed, as is inferred in CSC Const. art. VI, § 2.1 and art. III, § 2.1. However, the Vice President was not sworn into office, and, thus, never took his role as President, as laid out in CSC Const. art. III, § 2.2. Therefore, his veto is rendered unconstitutional by the failure to swear in the new President. Additionally, the President, now recused from his office, remained during both the proceedings and the rest of the meeting. Thus, the President cannot be deemed absent, as the definition of absence is inferred in CSC Student Senate Bylaws, art. II, § Attendance to mean the individual in question not be present at a particular meeting. Therefore, the minority of the court finds fault in the method of Presidential recusal and Vice President Kluber’s veto to constitute major issues, thus rendering the veto unconstitutional. The minority court recommends the creation of a position titled “Acting President” that the Vice President shall be sworn into in the event of a Presidential absence or recusal. It shall exist for the duration of the President’s absence or recusal and be filled by the Vice President. Additionally, to avoid bias and influence during the meeting, the court recommends recusal of executive board members be announced at the executive board meeting, and that the recused individual not attend the Senate meeting in question. The advanced notice is to provide all involved the opportunity to understand their new responsibilities. The absence of the recused is to avoid bias and potential influence, while also complying with the definition of absence, as is inferred in CSC Student Senate Bylaws, art. II, § Attendance.


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Fall 2018 Finals Schedule

In memory of President George H.W. Bush Chessa Parker Reporter

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Nebraska State College System Chancellor Stan Carpenter announced Tuesday that classes were cancelled yesterday, Dec. 5, in memory of the passing of George Herbert Walker Bush, 94, on Friday, Nov. 30. The day was observed as a National Day of Mourning to honor the United States of America’s 41st president. “President George Herbert Walker Bush dedicated his life to service to his country,” Carpenter said in an email sent to CSC students, faculty and staff. “Knowing the value and profound respect that President Bush placed on education, the Nebraska State Colleges will still have many essential student services available on Wednesday. These services are critical at this point in the semester due to final exams that are scheduled next week.” These services included the library, Tutoring Center, food services and more. Bush Sr. was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts. His presidency lasted from 1989 to 1993. He also served as vice president for eight years under Ronald Reagan. Bush is most remembered for his skills in handling foreign affairs and policy. He came into office with a highlighted background in government bureaucracy with his eight years

of active training as vice president. Other accomplishments include “[flying] 58 combat missions for the Navy during World War II and [being] awarded three Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross,” CNN.com states. He is most known for helping to end the Cold War. “Proud to honor President Bush tonight in the Family Heritage Garden at the Vice President’s Residence where the Bush family lived for eight years. A holly tree with ‘a thousand points of light,’” Second Lady Karen Pence tweeted in memory of Bush. George H. W. Bush’s life may have come to an end, but the words and influence he had on those around him continue to impact us to this day. “We know what works. Freedom works. We know what’s right. Freedom is right.” — George H. W. Bush.


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Don’t stress over gifts this season

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Shannon Schneider News Editor Some say it’s the thought that counts. Others think quality over quantity. Some just say ‘screw it.’ When it comes to gift-giving, each of us have our chosen method. Some of us shop throughout the year and snag gifts when we see them, stowing them away for the holiday season. Others fly by the seat of their pants (and let’s be honest, our wallets) and wind up giving friends and family an assortment of items found in the $5 clearance section at Target. Personally, I fall with the first crowd. I really enjoy picking out the right present for my friends and family. I have my ways to find out what my loved ones want under their trees. I try to listen throughout the year and pick up on passing comments like, ‘You know, I’ve always wanted to get an air fryer,’ or ‘maybe it really is time to get some new socks

and underwear. Look at all these holes!’ I remember each, and when I see something that fits the bill (and a good price), I buy it and save it for the 25th. Though I find this a fun task, sometimes it can get overwhelming. Like everyone else, my wallet doesn’t overflow with cash, so making sure I get everyone what they want can feel like a financial burden. I especially feel this if it’s November or early December and I haven’t bought the presents I meant to. I feel the pressure of getting my loved ones a memorable gift they’ll love, but sometimes I feel like I’m either sacrificing too much or not sacrificing enough to do that. Listen, folks, the bottom line is

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this: whether you give the best and brightest gift or just a homemade card, you’ve still given something to someone because you care. The point of a gift is to show love and kindness, and I don’t think that you should unnecessarily pressure yourself in the process. If you’re stuck on what to get someone, ask them; if you feel like you don’t have enough money to spend on a gift, but you want to give something, a homemade card or cookies will do just fine. We may be in the season of giving, but it doesn’t have to be the season of stressing. You don’t need to have triple zeros in your accounts to make Christmas count, so don’t give too much thought to that. Let your friends and family know you care and you’ve done your part this season.

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“Study, I go through PowerPoints and make a Quizlet.”

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From the editor’s desk: Six final thoughts Torri Brumbaugh News Editor When I sat down to write this article, I was angry. I was mentally prepared to write a big tell off opinion, spill all the tea and leave nothing left unsaid for my last article. That, despite my true feelings, is not how this article is going to go. Quite a few things at CSC get under my skin, but anger is not how I would like to be remembered, nor what I would like to focus on. Instead, I want to let you know what I’ve learned during my time at The Eagle. One: You must roll with the punches. Sometimes, you become Managing Editor without knowing what the heck you are doing or what the position really is. Sometimes, a reporter who is taking the class for a grade turns in a one paragraph story two hours before deadline and you have to completely rewrite it. Sometimes, a big vote, that you revolve an entire special edition newspaper around, doesn’t happen. You can’t sit around and complain about how everyone sucks and how you don’t have time to do work, you must simply do. Two: People do not care about you or your time, unless you can benefit them. Newspapers run on deadlines. For

those who don’t know, we must have the entire newspaper written, built, proofread and edited by Wednesday nights. This means, if you want something written about an organization you’re in or you want to publish a letter to the editor, you have to send it by, at the very latest, Tuesday at noon, as long as you let an editor know that you need it published. We want to publish about different organizations, and we want to let people have their voice, but we cannot simply drop everything to publish your story. We are not going to search through every single email we have and hunt you down because you want something in the newspaper. We have better things to do than that and reserve the right to not publish your material.

Three: Most people refuse to do good work. Sorry to say, but while there are a lot of amazing people out there, there are also a lot of duds. And the duds are often the people who go around thinking they are studs. Usually, they don’t care about what they do. They are all talk, no walk. And when they do walk, it’s more of a limp. People seem to think that by doing the bare minimum and subpar work, amazing things will be handed to them. This may seem like a very pessimistic view point, but if you don’t want to be a dud, let this motivate you. Get your work done. Do good work. And prepare to do the dud’s work, too. Four: Mistakes happen. You are going to fudge up. You are going to fudge up a lot, but you’re going to learn. Accept the fault, own up, learn from it and move on with your life. The Eagle is a learning environment. It is meant for students to get real life experience and serves as a safe place for students to fudge up. If you see us fudge up, communicate it. We want to know. Please don’t make passive aggressive comments about us misquoting you. Don’t post on your snapchat story saying that we got your hometown wrong. Don’t tell your friends that

we messed up and are not credible. Instead, tell us. We can’t fix what we don’t know is broken. We can’t learn if we don’t see our mistakes, which are still going to happen because we’re human. Five: Hard work pays off. I’ve cried in the newsroom. I’ve cried in the bathroom because of the newsroom. I’ve cried at home because of the newsroom. Yes, I’m a very emotional person, but my time here at The Eagle has not been easy. It is hard work. The naive person I was when I walked into the newsroom as Lifestyles Editor is a completely different person than who I am now. I’m not a journalism major. I’m not a journalism minor. I simply saw an opportunity to gain experience and build my resume. The skills I have learned at The Eagle have given me the ability to choose the path I want to follow, even if it isn’t in the journalism field. Six: Nothing bonds people more than stress. Because of The Eagle, I am friends with people I would have probably never been friends with, and I am so thankful. I hope they know that I’m going to share memes and mistakes with them for the rest of my life. Thank you, to The Eagle, for putting up with me. I will never regret putting up with you.

Host families help fill gap for holiday season Chessa Parker Reporter It’s officially the season to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. So often we look forward to getting home after our last finals, seeing family and eating real home cooked food. It’s a student’s time to unwind and relax in a place full of love and acceptance. This can be a wonderful time, but it can also be difficult for some college students. If you’re like me, family can

live far away. This means I will not be able to travel home for Christmas. When I first realized this last year, I was heartbroken. I did not know how to spend Christmas without my parents. That first Christmas break was tough, but this Christmas break, even though I won’t be home, I will still be surrounded by love and acceptance thanks to my host family. A host family welcomes a stranger into their home, offering an amazing opportunity to have

a family away from family. This new family offers you a place to get away from the college and stress. The right host family will offer laughter, love and a place of peace. In America, it is typical for college students who live outside of the United States to join a host family through the college, but I joined my host family at the beginning of the semester through Ridgeview Bible Church. When I first signed up for a host family, I was extremely ner-

vous. Random people from my church were welcoming me into their home, feeding me and providing me with support through difficult times. Luckily, in my opinion, I received the absolute best host family there is. I typically visit my host family twice a week: on Sundays for Bible studies and on Thursdays for dinner. Every week, I look forward to further bonding with my family while nourishing my faith in Christ. College can get overwhelm-

ing, and it can be hard to not have family around, but a host family is an amazing way to build love and community. I have found joy, laughter and welcoming love in strangers that I am now blessed to call family. There are many other families who host college students, so if this sounds like something you would enjoy, then reach out and contact the church. There are amazing strangers waiting to welcome you into their homes and call you family as well.


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Choose goals over resolutions

Rachel Mitchell Columnist It’s starting to get to the time of year where people start reflecting on everything they’ve done this year and set goals for next year. I have even seen a few people on social media already starting their New Year’s resolutions. I want to state that it is good to have a goal for you to reach. It’s important to keep what you want to achieve in mind. But the bad news is only 8 percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolution. That really is not a lot of people. I want to offer you an alternative to a New Year’s resolution. It does have the same purpose, but it is a more practical way to achieve your goal. It may

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take a little bit more effort, but it will be worth it. If you want to achieve your goal, you will have to actually try. Your goals will not happen on their own. First you should sit down and write achievable goals. Maybe it’s to learn a new in-

strument, go to the gym more, or read more. It can also be as simple as trying to drink less energy drinks. Next pick which goal you actually would do and look forward to accomplishing. Building a good foundation to grow this new hobby on must have some drive and passion behind it. So, find something that excites you! Next, take time to set up 6-10 weeks of goals. Break down this overarching goal to be able to reach it. If you want to go to the gym more, start with week one and maybe set the goal to go a few times, for an hour every time. With every week that goes on, you will build up to getting your goal. I know this sounds easy and totally doable, but you must be willing to put in the man hours to make it work. No

one is going to achieve your goals for you. With this system you are giving yourself the ability to celebrate weekly, instead of just waiting for the end result that may take longer than expected. If you feel like you might need some encouragement, maybe find a friend that has the same goal as you and work on it together. Or, if no one has the same goal, find some friends to give your encouragement. Finding a good support system will help immensely! Do not be the 92 percent of people who don’t achieve their goal. Remind yourself why you want to achieve your goal. Have faith in yourself even when it gets tough. Make sure you are working on your weekly goals! Good luck with all of your

Surround yourself with a bit of greenery Abigail Swanson Contributor Winter is now in full swing. Personally, as temperatures drop, so does my motivation to do basically anything outside. Walking back and forth from class is plenty of exercise, right? Anyway, even if you can summon the motivation to take a short walk outside, there are no leafy trees or vibrant green plants waiting to greet you. Naked trees are interesting, but once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen almost all of them. That dead grey and dying brown shade of grass and leaves, even speckled with snow, gets old. Without that green pop, the outside is so much less appealing. So, what is the solution? How can you get the beauty of summer green in the comfort of your own dorm?

Well, my friend, the answer is houseplants. Bring a little of the outdoors inside with a nice leafy, green houseplant. It is less work than a dog, or even a fish. There are no special tools or tanks required and you don’t need to get certified or sign papers to have a comfort plant in the dorm.

In an article for Psychology Today, Sally Augustin, a practicing environmental psychologist, wrote about some of the benefits of indoor plants. Seeing leafy green plants around can boost your mood and encourage positive social interaction. So, if you and your roommate are having problems, consider getting a plant or two to encourage domestic bliss. Plants can reduce stress and refresh tired brains. Think how nice it would be to look up and, instead of seeing a cluttered calendar or to-do list, you see a nice happy little plant. Easily visible, leafy green plants also increase creativity and could help you come up with ideas for a forum or give you inspiration for a paper. If you do a lot of work in your dorm, consider adding a plant to your décor. If you can’t find or afford a plant right now, con-

sider adding it to your Christmas list. Plants would, after all increase your productivity and help you focus on that paper or test coming up. Also, if you study out of your room, consider stopping in a studying nook that already has potted plants. I know that there are plants in Burkhiser, Old Admin, and Reta E. King library. The public library also has an impressive array of plant life and several places to sit and work. Finally, don’t let the fear of a black thumb keep you from adopting a plant. There are many varieties of plants that are almost un-killable and can survive in even hostile conditions. A good house plant not only adds to your décor, but also promotes to a stress free environment for years to come.


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PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Leslie Hoption, senior of Sundance, Wyoming, sings during the Vocal Jazz portion of Tuesday night’s concert in the Memorial Hall Auditorium. Gabe Ramos, freshman of Chadron, plays trumpet during one of the Jazz Band’s pieces, Tuesday, during the Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz concert in Memorial Hall. Ashley Jackson, freshman of Mitchell, sings with the Vocal Jazz ensemble, Tuesday, during the Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz concert in Memorial Hall. Allen Kissack, senior of Chadron, plays a trombone solo during the Jazz Band portion of Tuesday night’s concert in the Memorial Hall Auditorium.

Chadron State’s Vocal Jazz and Ja Charles Gavin and Chessa Parker Reporter and Reporter The CSC Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz ensembles both put on performances Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Memorial Hall Auditorium. The members in Vocal Jazz include: Patrick Cassidy, senior of Scottsbluff; Donica Enevoldsen senior of Potter; Leslie Hopton, senior of Sundance, Wyoming; Ashley Jackson, freshman of Mitchell; Katelyn Lambert, junior of Scottsbluff; Jarrod Paul, sophomore of Gordon and Jedd Raymond, senior of Alliance. During the performance, Kyle Kuxhausen, senior of Mitchell, played drums, Jacob Voorhis, senior of Fort Valley, Virginia, played bass and Bobby Pace, accompanist, played piano. The CSC Vocal Jazz performance was directed by Dr. Joel Schrueder. Vocal Jazz kicked off their performance with “Like Someone in Love,” which was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and arranged by April Ibrabian-Tini. “Stolen Moments,” which was written by Oliver Nelson and arranged by Randy Crenshaw, was performed featuring Lambert, Raymond, Cassidy and Hopton with scat solos. “For All We Know,” written by J. Fred Coots and arranged by Darmon Meader, followed “Stolen Moments.” Schreuder performed a solo in “How Sweet it Is,” which was written by Holland, Dozier & Holland and arranged by Jeremy Fox.

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opton performed a solo in the final song, “With a Song in My ,” which was written by Rodgers and Hart and arranged by Dave uhn. xophone performers for Jazz Band included Jedd Raymond as to; Kaylee Garvin, sophomore of Crawford, as an alto; Amber pff, freshman of Imperial, doubled as an alto and clarinetist; ny Trump, senior of Sterling, Colorado, doubled as a tenor and etist; Samuel Meisner, freshman of Rapid City, South Dakota, alto and Michelle Nett, freshman of Cheyenne, Wyoming, as a one. umpet performers included Aydin Mack, junior of Whitewood, h Dakota; Gabe Ramos, freshman of Chadron; James Larson, man of Hill City, South Dakota and Tyler Girard, freshman of Ale. ombone performers included Allen Kissack, senior of Chadron; ew Hultquist, sophomore of Heartwell and Megan Anderson, seof Hill City, South Dakota. hythm included Will Reiter, sophomore of Bellwood, on piano; ck Cassidy on guitar; Jacob Voorhis on bass; Ian Meng, freshman rdon, on bass; Jack Royals, senior of Rapid City, South Dakota, in ssion and Kyle Kuxhausen in percussion. llowing the Vocal Jazz performance, Jazz Band started off their on of the concert with “Switch in Time” by Sammy Nestico, which

featured Kissack, Reiter and Royals. “It should be a special night to show the people of Chadron what we have been working so hard on all year,” Kissack said. “Harlem Airshaft,” which was written by Duke Ellington and transcribed by David Berger, was the next song performed, featuring solos by Kissack, Mack, Trump and Ramos. Trump performed a clarinet solo in the song “Moonlight Serenade,” which was written by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish. “In the Mood” followed “Moonlight Serenade” and was written by Joe Garland. This performance featured solos by Raymond, Trump, Meisner and Ramos. A guest vocal performance by Schreuder was included in “Daydream,” which was written by Duke Ellington and arranged by Lennie Niehaus. “As of Now” was written by Steve Owen and held performances by Voorhis and Kissack. “Some Skunk Funk” followed, featuring Raymond, Mack, Kissack, Cassidy, Voorhis and Kuxhausen. “Some Skunk Funk” was written by Randy Brecker. The final song performed was “Stan’s Plan.” This was written by Paul Baker and held solos by Cassidy, Raymond and Royals. The CSC Jazz Band was directed by Dr. Michael Stephens. “It was a special night for both the vocal and jazz band,” Kissack said.


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Senior artists display work in Memorial Hall main gallery Chase Vialpando Reporter The reception for this year’s CSC senior art show, “A Look Into the Sublime” took place in the main gallery at Memorial Hall last Friday. Desserts, snacks and beverages were provided for the public. About 35 people attended the reception, the likes of which included general art enthusiasts as well as family and friends of the five featured artists. Most of the art featured in the show was created in the last two years by the senior artists, and it consisted of a variety of mediums, including ceramics, cardboard sculptures, paintings, photography and printmaking. Abigail Cary, 22, of Gothenburg, said she learned a lot from the professors during her time at CSC, along with building relationships with other artists in the program.

“It’s a really nice department to be in just because there’s a lot of people you get to connect with all the people in the small classes,” she said. “I hope to, in the long run, open my own art studio teaching classes to the public,” she said about her future plans. Another featured artist, Courtney Casillas, 22, of Grant, said her experience at CSC was “a great one” because she got to do what she wanted. “My professors think out of the box and expand on a lot of things,” she said. “I kind of want to take that into my classroom because I’m going to go into art education.” Kayla De Sersa, 22, of Gothenburg, said she feels she has had “lots of opportunities to work with a variety of mediums and learn a lot of new techniques.” She said she plans on being an art educator. “I plan on teaching hopefully starting next fall in Colorado Springs,” she said. Sersa will be doing her student teaching in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Please see Art show, page 11

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Tristan Stephenson, 22, senior of Alliance, displays her piece, “Rabbit Mask,” made of cardboard at “A Look Into the Sublime” senior art show in Memorial Hall, Nov. 19 - Dec. 7.

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Kayla De Sersa, 22, senior of Gothenburg, showcases her painting, “Anderson,” far right, along with the other senior art students during “A Look Into the Sublime” senior art show, Nov. 19 - Dec. 7 in Memorial Hall. Photo by Torri Brumbaugh

“A Look Into the Sublime,” in Memorial Hall from Nov. 19 Dec. 7, showcases the senior art students, including Nicole Schekall, 24, senior of Hemingford, and her piece titled “A What?” Photo by Torri Brumbaugh

Art show Nicole Schekall, 24, of Hemingford, said, “My experience here has been pretty unique, mostly meeting a lot of new people from all over which is pretty nice considering I’ve lived here all my life.” Schekall said her future plans involve, “Possibly moving to Denver and finding something there. Maybe working in a gallery or anything art related. I’d just be happy with working with art.” Tristan Stephenson, 22, of Alliance, said

from page 10 he has “enjoyed the art program here.” “It gets you into the wide variety of mediums,” he said. “It’s nice to have a taste of every kind of medium, especially going into teaching.” Stephenson said he hopes to teach art at the high school level, aiming to give other students a “taste for what art really is.” The gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The art show remains open until Friday, Dec. 7.


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Students decorate ornaments for Edna Hall Christmas tree Katelyn Lambert Lifestyles Editor

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Sydni Stevens, 22, senior of Ogallala, paints a wooden ornament with snowflakes and a snowman during the Let’s Decorate the Tree event, Monday, in the Edna Hall conference room.

Dorm residents got into the Christmas spirit and decorated wooden ornaments to be hung on the Edna Hall lobby tree during the Let’s Decorate the Tree event, Monday, in the Edna Hall conference room. Fifteen students attended the event, painting ornaments to be hung on the tree later that night. The idea for this event came after Sara Taggart, 21, junior of Harrisburg and an RA, heard that other students wanted to help decorate the tree in Edna. “A lot of kids in the school

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wanted to be a part of our Christmas tree,” she said. The event cost $50 to host, strictly for the price of 120 wooden ornaments. Edna Hall already had paint and brushes available for use, lowering the cost of the event. This event was originally scheduled for last Monday, Nov. 26, but the wooden ornaments ordered for the event were not going to arrive in time. “Three times we tried to order ornaments, all three times coming from different companies, and weren’t going to arrive on time,” Taggart said. Luckily, the ornaments arrived for this Monday, and the

event gave residents from all of the dorms the opportunity to help decorate the tree in Edna. Event participants adorned their ornaments with classic holiday decorations, like cardinals on pine tree branches and simple patterns of dots and lines. Others chose to put names of other dormitories on campus. Sydni Stevens, 22, senior of Ogallala, decorated an ornament with a snowy sky and snowman. “It’s a great opportunity for residents to be creative and bond with each other,” she said about the event.


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Gamers battle for Xbox One S Katelyn Lambert Lifestyles Editor Fifty-two gamers went head-to-head during the second-annual Omega Phi Rho and The Pit Video Game Tournament, Thursday, in the Scottsbluff Room in the Student Center. With around $500-worth of prizes up for grabs, tensions were high as gamers battled it out for the top prize in one of six brackets: “Mortal Kombat X,” “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” “NBA 2K19, ”Madden 19,” “FIFA 19” and “Fortnite.” Demetrius McFadden, junior of Pahokee, Florida, walked away with the grand prize of the evening, an Xbox One S, for winning the “2K19” bracket. For five and a half hours, gamers battled their way through the night to try and walk away with the top spot. Prizes were awarded to first and second place for all games, but some brackets also had prizes available for the thirdplace spot.

Additionally, there were door prizes available, attendees gaining eligibility for those prizes simply by signing in on the event checkin sheet. Morgan Smith, 21, junior of Rapid City, South Dakota, helped organize the event and said that the event “turned out really well.” The event took “two or three weeks” to plan, according to Smith. He added that this is only the second tournament co-sponsored by the two organizations, but there have been other video game tournaments in the past. Smith worked with Sara Flores, 21, senior of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tobe Mbanugo, 23, Junior of Abuja, Nigeria, and Nick Olson, 21, senior of Boulder, Colorado, to plan and execute the event. Other first-place finishers included Jaisean Jackson, senior of Aurora, Colorado, in the “Madden 19” bracket and Mohannad Alhusaini, freshman of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in the “FIFA 19” bracket.

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Kyra Mack, 19, freshman of Lead, South Dakota, reacts to landing a blow to Richard Harbor III, 23, junior of Los Angeles, while playing “Mortal Kombat X” during the Omega Phi Pho and The Pit Video Game Tournament, Thursday, in the Scottsbluff Room in the Student Center.

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Saturday night, Residence Life Association took “Water Pong” one step farther by hosting Fear Pong. Fear pong works just like regular Water Pong, except there are dares under each cup. If you make the ping pong ball into the cup, then your opponent must either complete the dare and keep the cup or forfeit the cup. Some of the dares attendees had to complete included wearing high heels for the rest of the game, having your opponent make a mystery shot for you to take, (it could consist of any every day condiment such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and others) and referring to yourself as the King or Queen of Fear Pong for the duration of the game. “I’m surprised that more people didn’t show up, but I guess not everyone wants to take dares,” Sydney Settles, 18, freshman of Lincoln, said. The expected attendance was 40-50 people, however since the basketball games were still going, attendance was lower, Kyle Dietsche, 24, graduate student from Sheridan, Wyoming said. “People can play or they can just hang out, but when they come they usually stay until the end,” Mikaela Franzen, 21, junior of Gurley, said. “It was fun; the prizes were good, a lot of people missed out,” Settles said.

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man, Assistant Director of Residence Life, where he would tell students what to expect while renting a house, the steps they would have Going out into the real world may be scary to take in order to get utilities turned on and the for those who are graduating soon, so Anthony deposits they may have to pay. Zimny, assistant director of housing and resiAnother booth at the event was run by Redence life, put together The Game of Life. becca Stevenson, housing and residence gradThe Game of Life event uate assistant, where she was hosted in hopes to would calculate the debt stuIt is very eye let students get an idea dents have so they would be of where their major can able to estimate the monthly opening to know take them and the daypayments they would have to how much money to-day expenses they will make. you will have later have to be paying. Stevenson said that the Students that particaverage monthly payment on on ... ipated received a packstudent loans ranged from $45 - JoAnn Neel, 18, freshman of McCook et and went to different to $73. booths to see what their “It is very eye opening to estimated income would be, and then get a know how much money you will have later on glimpse at what utilities and other costs would when you have a job, depending on the career be. you go in to,” said JoAnn Neel, 18, freshman of There was also a booth run by Kris Board- McCook.


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STANDINGS As of December, 5 2018

Men's Basketball 1. Colorado Mesa 2. New Mexico Highlands 3. Regis 4. Westminster 5. Colorado Mines 6. Chadron State 7. Black Hills State 8. Adams State 9. Fort Lewis 10. Dixie State 11. Western 12. Colorado Christian 13. CSU-Pueblo 14. MSU Denver 15. South Dakota Mines 16. UCCS

Women's Basketball 1. Black Hills State 2. Colorado Mesa 3. Westminster 4. Colorado Christian 5. CSU-Pueblo 6. Adams State 7. MSU Denver 8. UCCS 9. Dixie State 10. Regis 11. Western 12. Colorado Mines 13. Fort Lewis 14. South Dakota Mines 15. New Mexico Highlands 16. Chadron State

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Chadron State’s Brady Delimont, sophomore of Ainsworth, flexes in celebration after scoring during the Eagles’ 76-67 win over MSU-Denver, Saturday, at Chicoine Center.

CSC men win big Devin Fulton Reporter The Eagles’ Basketball team scored a season high 76 points in its first RMAC duel of the season, defeating the Roadrunners of MSU Denver, 76-67, Saturday. “It’s a great feeling to be 1-0. We enjoyed our time winning that big one, and now we are back to 0-0 preparing for the next one. We can’t become satisfied,” Diontae Champion, senior of Pearl, Mississippi, said. Following a competitive first half the Eagles began asserting themselves about midway through the second half, building a 17-point lead on the Roadrunners with less than five minutes remaining. Champion led CSC in scoring with 16 total

points and added eight rebounds. Overall, the Eagles shot 41 percent from the field and made 11 of 24 3-point shots while limiting MSU Denver to just 2 of 16. “We are all starting to play our roll and have fun while we do it,” Champion said. Chadron State’s Brady Delimont, sophomore of Ainsworth, was the Eagles’ most successful 3-point shooter, sinking four of eight. “We’ve been able to do it all year long,” Chadron Head Coach Houston Reed said of his team’s ability to score beyond the arc. “We’re first or second in 3-point percentage in the league right now, and the reason is we only take good shots. We have guards that get the ball out of their hands and be have some bigs inside like Chuck (Gavin), Adoum (Mbang), and Jacob (Jefferson) that sink the floor in and stretch things out.”

The return of guard, Colby Jackson, Junior of Las Vegas, provided a spark for the Eagles after missing the first month of action. Jackson contributed eight points and five assists. “It felt really good, and it was fun to get out there and play in front of the home (crowd) right before winter break. It made me feel like I was in the correct place,” Jackson said. The win, which had energy levels at Chicoine at a season high, stopped a two-game Eagles losing streak. “We previously had two losses where we feel we played well enough to win but weren’t able to finish plays and finish the way we wanted to,” Coach Reed said, “We were able to do that tonight. That’s rewarding for the guys, and as a Please see page 15


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Grimes, Hallsted headline Eagle tracksters Brandon Davenport Sports Editor The Chadron State Track and Field team gets off its starting block today with events at the Colorado Mines Alumni Classic, in Golden. Events continue through Friday. Building on Nationals worthy performances last season, Chadron’s Isaac Grimes, sophomore of Moreno Valley, California, and Ashton Hallsted, junior of Casper, Wyoming are expected to once again lead the Eagles in their indoor season. Grimes, who took sixth in long jump at the NCAA DII Indoor Meet last season, is expected to expand from his usual long and triple jump events into sprints. “Last year he was great in the long jump and great in the triple jump,” Chadron State Head Coach Riley Northrup said, “but he’s a guy that can also sprint with anybody.” According to Northrup, Grimes training and competing in the 60 meters should lead to longer jumps. “Realistically, I think he’ll push the 8-meter mark in the long jump and over 50 in triple,” Northrup said. “And he’s probably a sub-690 guy in the 60 (meters).” Northrup also believes Grimes could be a key addition to the team’s relay group. “This year I think we have some people in place to potentially put together a mean 4x4.” Hallsted, who was 11th in the 20-pound weight throw at the

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NCAA DII National Indoor meet and Second-Team All-Amer“They both have trained really well and have done everyican last season, also looks poised to improve this season. thing they need to do to set themselves up for a good year,” “Points wise, she’s certainly going to be somebody that will Northrup said. contend to win every event she enters,” Northrup said. “After Northrup also praised jumper Michelle Carbajal, senior our Friday (intrasquad) meet, she’s really really ahead of the of Gypsum, Colorado. “Her form started coming around in game in terms of her weight throwing. She (set a personal re- the triple jump,” Northrup said. “The changes from a strength cord) during the intrasquad, in December – she’s going to have and conditioning standpoint – she’s a completely different a really good year.” animal right now. I’ll look to see her open the Northrup said he sees her beseason better than ever.” ing in the top three in the country Along with Grimes, Javan Lanier, junior Last year he was in the weight throw and could be of Aurora, Colorado, is another of the men’s great in the long at the top of the conference in the team to watch. Northrup said he’s impressed jump and great in shot put, an event she’s shown big with how Lanier has looked so far, but may gains in. not go full-force with him this week due to the triple jump, but Having graduated several key what Northrup called a “hamstring nick.” he’s a guy that can members of the women’s team folNorthrup welcomed the addition of two also sprint with lowing last season, Northrup’s priyoung sprinters, Brodie Roden, freshman of mary concern is that the women’s Riverton, Wyoming, and Chancy Hunt, freshanybody. group is small, although he does man of Big Piney, Wyoming. - Coach Riley Northrup on CSC Track and have four additions for next year Northrup believes Roden, who’ll take Field’s Isaac Grimes and expects to see growth from the some time to get going this season, as he remajority of the women’s group. cently finished his football season, will begin Among the women’s group, Northrup said sprinters to make his presence known around the time the RMAC InChristina Frick, of Fort Morgan, Colorado, and Cassidy door Conference meet comes around. Johnson, senior of Rock Springs, Wyoming, are poised to Of Hunt, Northrup says he’s already looking better on pahave good performances this season. per than he did coming out of high school.

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coach, being able to watch and help them through it is rewarding as well.” Reed credits his team’s successes on their ability to play as a unit and celebrates their buying into the program. “Not taking away from anyone who has played for us in the past, but this is the first year we have, across the board, players who were recruited into the program,” Reed said. “We are focused on recruiting and profiling personalities, so once we get them all together they should have the same type of energy and mindset. That’s where chemistry is made.” The win improved the team to 3-4 overall, 1-0 in conference play, while MSU Denver falls to 1-3 overall, 0-1 in conference play. The Eagles travel to Colorado for a double-header weekend against conference opponents Colorado Christian University, Friday, and Regis, Saturday. The Eagles will be without one of their most consistent players in Jeremy Ruffin, senior of Chicago, who dislocated his shoulder early in the matchup with MSU-Denver. Following the contest, Ruffin said he was told he’d be out for about a week. Monday, Coach Reed indicated that he considers Ruffin week-to-week, though no official determination had been made by that time.

Wrestlers wrangle Gators, get axed by Orediggers Brandon Davenport Sports Editor Chadron States’ wrestlers won their first dual of the season in Golden, Friday, edging San Francisco State University 23-20. The Eagles momentum, however, couldn’t carry them through the day as they later fell 24-11 to Colorado Mines. Trailing 20-18 headed into the final match of the dual with San Francisco State, a 285-pound bout between the Eagles’ Rulon Taylor, senior of Curtis, and Antonio Gomez, freshman of Gilroy, California. Chadron’s hopes lay solely with Taylor.

A win by decision would have been sufficient for Taylor to put the Eagles over the Gators, but the Chadron wrestler jumped out 6-0 after the first period and dominated his opponent on his way to a win by technical fall. Taylor’s dual-winning performance wouldn’t have been possible if not for a pin by Wade French, junior of Heriman, Utah, of the Gator’s Andrew Herrera, sophomore of South Lake Tahoe, California, to pull the Eagles, who were trailing 20-12, within three points of the win heading into the final match. Earlier in the dual, down after two matches, Chance Karst, sophomore of Powell, pinned his opponent in the

141-pound bout to get the Eagles on the board. Decisions in favor of Chase Clasen and Jake Otuafi gave Chadron a 12-9 lead. Against Colorado Mines later in the day, only three Eagle wrestlers defeated their Oredigger opponent. French had another impressive win, defeating his opponent by technical fall at 197-pounds. Brandon Kile’s 4-3 decision over seventh-ranked Noah Au-Yeung and Chase Clasen’s 7-2 decision over Noah Ottum were the Eagles only other wins. Saturday the Eagles host Northeastern Junior College at the Chicoine Center. Matches begin at 3:00 p.m.


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Chadron State’s Taryn Foxen keeps an eye on a MSU-Denver ballcarrier during the Eagles 64-61 loss to the Roadrunners, Saturday, at Chicoine Center in Chadron.

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Eagle women lose in overtime Chase Vialpando Reporter The Chadron State women’s basketball team played its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game last Saturday against Denver’s Metro State Roadrunners, but fell just short of the win in the 64-61 overtime game. “We’re disappointed in the loss,” CSC Head Coach Janet Raymer said, “but at the same time we did so many things so much better and we improved. “It’s a hard one for us because we really wanted that win and I felt like we almost deserved it but we didn’t earn it. It’s difficult but they’re not going to hang their heads over this one.” Energy was high in the Chicoine Center as the Eagles battled to a tense end with the Roadrunners. Despite outscoring MSU 15-13 in the final frame, Chadron was unable to hold off the Roadrunners who tied the game at 58

with 24 seconds remaining. Freshman Jori Peters, of Mitchell, missed on a go-ahead layup with :12 remaining and neither team scored as regulation ended. Late in the third quarter the Eagles began to pick up steam offensively, but despite increased scoring, couldn’t manage to gain a significant lead. As regulation ended the Eagles’ offense stalled and the team was unable to find their offensive touch in overtime. Chadron State would go on to score just three points to the Roadrunner’s six during overtime. “We struggled inside a little bit, especially late in the game,” Raymer said, speaking of her team’s fundamentals. “We just kind of got out of a rhythm. “We had Lovitt playing down there early, she got hurt kind of early in the game and was able to play some through it, but she struggled.”

Turnovers played a large role in the Roadrunners’ win. Metro State scored 21 points on Eagles turnovers, while CSC only managed seven. Peters led the Eagles in rebounds for the night, and was the third-leading scorer. “Jori’s been asked to step into a leadership role very early and whether she was ready for it or not we kind of threw her into it. “She’s responding very well and I see a huge growth in her every night that we play,” Raymer said. Taryn Foxen, sophomore of Aurora, Colorado, led the team in points with 12. Mckenna McClintic, redshirt junior of Burwell, trailed closely with 11. Foxen, who fouled out in overtime was missed. “Taryn’s a scorer for us,” Raymer said, “she has that mentality to get to the rim and we really missed her.” The Eagles will play Colorado Christian University at Lakewood, Colorado, Friday.

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