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Damaged fire wall kills campus-wide internet T.J. Thomson Executive Editor

Photo illustration by T.J. Thomson

A message similar to the one above greeted students for more than two day suring this week’s internet outage.

This week’s campus-wide Internet outage, which lasted two-and-a-half-days, was caused by failure of the network’s fire wall, and is expected to cost CSC $6,500 for new equipment, said Ann Burk, director of information technology. Burke said the $6,500 expense will cover the cost of two new fire walls – one to replace the damaged fire wall, the other to serve as a redundant system. The origins of the outage were traced to Friday, when IT personnel identified power problems in the system’s equipment, Burk said. The IT Department and the damaged fire wall are housed in Miller Hall. Last week, Chadron firefighters responded to an alarm in that building, and speculated that an overheated motor in a vending machine or something electrical in the storage room caused the alarm. Burk said, that to the best of her knowledge, last week’s incident was unrelated to the Internet outage. see INTERNET, Page 3


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Senate confirms installation of TVs in campus eateries Melissa Minasi Reporter Senate discussed approved funding for new TVs and Mardi Gras activities at Monday’s meeting. Nick Brening, senator of B.E.A.M.S.S., requested $3,000 from the Student Activities foundation account and $1,500 from the reserve account. Both amounts were approved unanimously. Four TVs will be installed in the cafeteria and two in the grille over midterm break with the approved monies. Creative Dining Services are open for student input for what channels the TVs will be put on. Jacob Karmazin, president, explained that there would not be any more

discussion regarding alternative spring break because there were not enough applicants. Deena Kennell said that the twenty-person quota had not been met either last week or this week, and thus the trip would not take place. Karmazin said elections are coming up for senate positions. He is presently unsure about the specific date of the elections but he said he assumes it will be that last week of March. Applications can be found online or in the senate office. Karmazin said this is a great year to apply because everyone on the executive board because so many of the officers are graduating. To be considered for president, applicants must

have served as a senator for at least a year. For the vice president position, applicants must have served on senate for at least one semester. Laure Sinn said that this week is Mardi Gras week. The ball is set for tonight at 9:00. Sinn said all students should come. She also said there is no official dress code. There will be plenty of food, a deejay, and t-shirts will be given out. The King and Queen of Mardi Gras will be presented at the ball as well. Sinn also said that there was a great turn out for Campus Visit Day on Monday. Over 50 students visited, Sinn said.

CAB amps up for budget hearings Kelsey Amos Reporter During the brief CAB meeting, board members reminded club representatives about the budget packets and upcoming events, including the cancellation of the Alternative Spring Break trip. Luke Wright, treasurer, reiterated that if clubs request more than $5,000, their budget packets are due noon Tuesday, and they have to schedule two consecutive ten minute budget hearings. Clubs requesting less than $1,000 have to fill out the budget packet but do not have to attend a hearing. Wright said the sign-up sheet for budget hearings is in the Senate office. Clubs should not sign up for budget hearings until they have completed their packets. The CAB account has $6,046. Christine Kambarami, president, said the Alternative Spring Break trip was cancelled due to a lack of participants. Laure Sinn, adviser, reminded club representatives about the Mardi Gras events this week, including an RLA mask-making event 7p.m. Tuesday in the Dakota Room and the

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-Insanity Workout, 6-7 a.m., High Rise basement -Chadron Gamers Association, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Student Center Ponderosa room

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-Faculty Recital, 3-4:30 p.m., Mari Sandoz Chicoine Atrium

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-Insanity Workout, 6-7 a.m., High Rise basement -Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Student Center ballroom -Student Senate, 5 p.m., Student Center Scottsbluff room

Masquerade 9 p.m. to midnight tonight in the Ballroom. The dance is free. Sinn also reiterated that Scholastic Day is Friday, April 1. Sinn said she is talking to some professors about possibly giving extra credit to students for helping with the event. Senate also allocated $4,000 Monday for four TVs for the Cafeteria and two TVs for the Grill. Adam Neumann, publicity coordinator, said the internet was back up. “You can check Facebook now. It was a productive couple of days,” Neumann said. Katrina Mundt, student events coordinator, said National Future Farmers of America Week is Feb. 19-26. FFA events on campus include darts on Wednesday, a horse saddling contest on today, and Wheel of Fortune on Friday. Trevor Dietrich, student trustee, said recommendations for the new student trustee have been submitted to CSC President Janie Park. Her choice will be submitted to the System Office in Lincoln and then to the governor. Riley Machal of SAC said that senate elections are coming up. Students who are interested in running for senator can get petitions in the senate office or online.

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-Insanity Workout, 6 a.m.-7 a.m., High Rise basement -Time Saddling Competition, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Student Center half-wall -Blood Drive sign-up, 12-1 p.m., Student Center hallway -Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, 9-12 p.m., Student Center ballroom and Scottsbluff room

-Campus Activities Board Meeting, 6 p.m., Scottsbluff room

-Insanity Workout, 6-7 a.m., High Rise basement -History Day, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Mari Sandoz Center & Black Box Theater Memorial Hall -TRiO Day, 6-7 p.m., Student Center lounge

-Faculty Art Show Reception, 3-5 p.m., Memorial Hall lobby -Campus Crusade, 8.30-10 p.m., Student Center Ballroom



B.E.A.M.S.S.’ Dean leaving CSC Dr. Gary White, dean of the School of Business, Entrepreneurship, Applied & Mathematical Sciences & Sciences, is leaving CSC effective Aug. 15, President Janie Park stated in an e-mail issued late Friday afternoon. Responding to questions about White’s departure, Dr. Lois Veath, vice president of Academic Affairs, stated she could not comment because it was a personnel matter.


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Youth, nature, explored during childhood conference T.J. Thomson Executive Editor

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Students awoke to no Internet service Sunday morning, and the outage lasted until late Tuesday morning. Students’ responses to the outage ranged from annoyance to frustration after they were unable to access popular social networking websites, such as Facebook, or use the Internet for homework. DeAwna Olson, 18, freshman of Crawford, said she was annoyed with the outage. “Yes, because I can’t access my assignments,” she said. “I was Facebook deprived; but I survived.” However, some students’ reactions were ambivalent. “I wasn’t really stressed out,” said Ryan Scott, 21, junior of Mitchell. “The only thing stressful was not getting homework done.” The repairs were not solely an in-house effort – Network Nebraska, a collaborative organization formed to share telecommunications resources, network services, and applications among eligible participants, helped with the temporary repairs. The outage did not adversely affect the administration’s ability to make emergency notifications to the campus community. Burk said that the IT Department has the ability to use mass texting to inform students about emergencies in lieu of email. Campus Internet is now running via back-up hardware, and will be disconnected in the near future when the new fire walls arrive. Burk said that the IT department is still determining the best time to shut down the system and install the new equipment when it arrives. “We’ll do our best to avoid any interruption to the work of faculty and students,” Burk said.

“You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, you’ll fall asleep.” - David Roth, guitarist Photo by T.J. Thomson

Wesley Margetts, 3, of Chadron, rests on his father’s lap during the latter part of the 7 p.m. concert.

Throughout the evening’s concert, the gleeful giggles of children laughing and playing with their friends could be heard. It was the perfect accent among the chords of a keyboard and the soft vocals of David Roth. The 22nd Annual “Excellence in Early Childhood Conference,” featured a performance by guitarist and philanthropist David Roth, below, who interwove music and inspirational stories into his evening performance in the Student Center Friday. Roth solicited audience participation in a number of his songs, and intermixed singing with personal narrative of his life and work. Among Roth’s sayings was the phrase “Fear is just excitement without oxygen.” Other conference highlights included a poverty simulation, and key note speeches by Cheryl Charles and Tonia Durden.

CORRECTIONS In the Feb. 17 edition of The Eagle, the article “Ladies’ Night event features local clothing vendors,” two participants, “Rebecca Davidson” and “Samantha Fields” were incorrectly listed as models. Also, Yvonne Moody, associate professor of applied sciences, was listed as a coordinator instead of a sponsor. Further, local radio station B 94.7 sponsored the event.

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David Roth, right, leads the audience and select volunteers, left, in a call and repeat chorus during the Friday night performance.






Dependence on technology bad for student life It has become painfully obvious in the past week how much technology controls student’ lives. This week, when the Internet failed, classes had to be canceled, and students went through Facebook withdrawals. How many of these students went for a walk in this beautiful weather or grabbed a novel off of their shelves? Students also miss opportunities to socialize because they have headphones stuffed in their ears and their cell phones attached to their fingers. We are already dependent on these gadgets, but to make things worse, CAB and Senate announced last week that televisions will be installed in the cafeteria over midterm break. Televisions in the Grille or the Pit are understandable. Students stop in for a quick bite and might just want to sit alone and watch television. However televisions are unreasonable in the cafeteria. The cafeteria’s environment is not conducive to watching television. When other students are watching television, they want to be able to hear the sound of the specific programs that they might be enjoying. Between classes, activities, and homework, students rarely get the chance to socialize. That is, without mentioning less desirable activities they may be partaking in. Those twenty minutes or so that students spend in the cafeteria should be spent in conversation without having to deal with distractions. Televisions in the cafeteria are just another way that technology is consuming an average student’s life. The addiction to technology has led to further student financial costs. What students do not realize is the reason that college is so expensive is because luxuries, such as the Internet and cable, have become necessities. Technology like cell phones, television, and the Internet are useful, but people should not depend on it.

THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011

South should not take pride in the Confederacy WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Aaron Gonzalez Columnist

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, and it seems the Southern gentlemen have done it again. In the wondrous state of Mississippi, the government has decided to issue license plates to “honor” Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, also an early leader of the Klu Klux Klan. Though Forrest did leave the Klan later on in life, he only decided to leave after the Klan became (more obviously, anyway) a terrorist organization. Like many other terrorist/oppressive groups, sometimes it is just too late to try to erase the sins of the past. Sons of Confederate Veterans member Greg Stewart recently said of Forrest, “If Christian redemption means anything — and we all want redemption, I think — he redeemed himself in his own time, in his own actions, in his own words.” Unfortunately, the idea of redemption in the form of erasing past responsibilities is a rather immoral attempt to pardon oneself, but what do I know? This type of neo-Confederate edging isn’t new. Most of this stems from a mind-set in-

grained in much of Southern mythology: the South used to be a bastion of prosperity, politeness, chivalry, and good Christian society. All of that was then taken away and destroyed by the Northerners led by the “tyrannical” President Lincoln, who were trying to destroy the “rights” of states and corrupt their way of life. Southern states like to talk about the Civil War as a war over “states’ rights” (rather than human rights and rule of law). Anti-Union revisionists undervalue the slavery issue, claiming that the North exaggerated the issue. In the Confederate declaration of reasons for secession, however, the “right” of the states to allow the subjugation of other human beings was number four on the list. Confederate defenders today often like to chime in about how even during the war a few Northern states still had slavery. Yes that is true, but once President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation all slaves were freed in those states. Another fabricated “right” was the right of a state to pick and choose whatever federal law they wanted. This unconstitutional theory of “nullification” (which the Mad Tea Party advocates) was a desperate attempt by the South to try to avoid having to actually modernize itself. The almost incessant whining from large plantation owners (who owned most slaves) tried to claim that because Congressional policies on trade and taxes were hurt-

ing their agrarian economy, the states could nullify the laws if they thought them unconstitutional. As any political scientist will tell you, and as history has shown, movements and rebellions are mainly driven by economic desires. Many of the non-plantation owners of the South (roughly 90% of the population) weren’t landed or wealthy, and as per “civilized” southern society, they were denied many basic political rights, including voting (which Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are now calling for today). Of course the plantations hated the federal policies; the policies were trying to dismantle and therefore democratize the European-style hierarchy that the landed had established. Self-anointed constitutional experts like Ron Paul try to continue to blame the North for “unconstitutionally” trying to infringe on property rights. His own excuse is that the government should have bought the slaves “like they did in Britain” and then freed them. The British did try that but since free labor paid for itself there was no incentive to do it, so Britain eventually in the 1830s made slavery illegal. Second, we are talking about enslaved human beings as if they were still property. Again, Paul claims that the Civil War was really fought over “property rights”; there you go. Gee Dr. Paul, maybe if America had just “bought” the Native Americans then they might not have to have been killed. The South, and the rest of country, shouldn’t be proud of that mentality.


What is your reaction to the Internet being down on campus? “It’s kinda frustrating but it’s nice you don’t have to do your homework.”

Ashley Rushman, 18, freshman, Psychology major, of Gurley

“It really sucks.”

Katie Bauder, 19, freshman, Physical Education major, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

“It doesn’t affect me cause I live off campus.”

Brandon Goodrich, 21, junior, Special Education major, of Gordon

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THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011

Don’t punish everyone for the crimes of a few The Tucson Shooting was a tragedy, but new gun laws will hurt the law-abiding

Morgan Nelson Columnist

An age old lesson is that it only takes a few to ruin things for the majority. Some people just take things too far, and others suffer for it. Recess as a child serves as a good example. Somebody ruined a game with excessive force, which inevitably hurt someone. The teacher would rush over and dissolve the game immediately. Those now unable to play might shun those who ruined the game, which is the exact opposite of what is desired. Those hurt or affected would shed a tear and vow to never play again. Lesson learned? Nope. The majority was punished because of one or two people. Where’s the justice? However trivial this example, I think it explains a lot about human behavior as a whole. We pun-

ish wrong doers, and occasionally this extends to innocent people on the side. Sometimes this isn’t avoidable, however it occasionally is. A situation that I think embodies this well is the conflict over Second Amendment rights. I never dreamed that, in a country built on the idea of individual rights and the resistance of government oppression, that such an issue would come into question. I am referring to extreme ideas of getting rid of guns completely as well as the ideas of new restrictions. In response to the shooting in Tucson, where Representative Gabrielle Giffords was wounded, legislation is already being drafted to prevent such issues from occurring again. Assassination attempts would be reduced, our officials safe, and everyone wins. Right? According to The Harvard University Gazette, more than 30,000 people are mortally wounded with guns each year. John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr., and Pope John Paul II are a few known public figures who have suffered gunshot wounds; two of which situations were fatal. Every day, police officers face the dangers of the armed public with nothing but equipment to protect them. Now after

this particular instance of a political figure being wounded, responsive legislation is already being drafted. Much like the recess example, when unwanted things happen we are quick to respond. There will always be rule breakers, and such overcorrection can leave the public whipped and angry. Bad things that harm people will always be available to those who will misuse them. Restrictions and bans will never completely eradicate issues and injuries, so why restrict our rights to begin with? Most instances of prohibiting these things cause quite a backlash, which I would expect to happen. A shake-down period of adaptation to what we can expect may be necessary. In the end, our rights are preserved and the natural cycle will run its course. There will be societal effects, however something that has been so central to our survival shouldn’t be eradicated. Some may say that I’m ‘clinging to my gun’ which is true in part. I’d counter that by saying that I’m clinging to my rights. As a source of protection, sport, and even food by means of hunting, I see no reason to give up on guns. A utopia will likely never be attainable, so why not preserve our rights in the meantime?



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-Both the server and Internet were down, making it difficult for students to access grades and assignments, and for professors to post anything new for students. -The nice weather left for a few days, bringing with it coldness and more snow.

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A glimpse into the past . . . v A new “relaxed” dress code goes into effect - Feb. 23, 1968 - The original dress wear for students changed by decision and encouragement of President Edwin C. Nelson. Students could wear “relaxed” clothes for Friday evening meals, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday except for meal times. Students were still required to dress up for Sunday meals, which means, heels and dresses for women, and suits and ties for the men. Students were required to look clean and mature with the new code.

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Lisco leads Eagles with six 3s

Jordan Lisco Men’s Basketball

Lisco’s 18 nets him top-scoring honors for CSC, despite team’s 78-60 loss to CSU-Pueblo

Number: 10 Position: Guard Year: Sophomore Hometown: Douglas, Wyo.

The team broke a 13-game losing streak and Julie Davis beat Regis University 66-57 in Armstrong for Sports Editor its last home game Feb. 12, but fell back into a slump last weekend in Colorado. The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs The Chadron State men’s basketball team plays its last game of the season in Kearney Mountain Lions beat the Eagles Friday 82-73. The Eagles lost at Colorado State Universityagainst the University of Nebraska-Kearney Pueblo 78-60 to the Thunderwolves. Lopers Saturday at 8 p.m. Junior point guard Christian McGhee of Pine Ridge scored the first points of the game with a 3-pointer. The Eagles kept the lead for 3 minutes before the Thunderwolves took control. Chadron State trailed by no more than 6 behind the Thunderwolves the rest of the half, tying the score twice and taking a 1-point lead four times. The Thunderwolves ended the first half ahead of the Eagles 35-29. The second half, the Eagles did not score a single point until 8 minutes had passed. The Thunderwolves were ahead by 22 before Jordan Lisco, sophomore guard of Douglas, Wyo., scored a 3-pointer for the Eagles’ first points of the second half. Lisco scored 4 more 3-pointers before the end of the game, a total of 6 to help his team with 18 points. The Eagles needed a second Lisco to score another 18 points just to tie the Thunderwolves for the final score. File photo by Kinley Q. Nichols Lisco scored the most points Eagle Jordan Lisco (10), sophomore guard of Douglas, Wyo., looks to pass to a for the Eagles and CSU-Puebteammate during the Jan. 8 game against the University of Nebraska-Kearney. lo took the win 78-60.

Lisco scored 18 points Saturday against CSU-Pueblo.

Lexi Smidt

Women’s Basketball Number: 32 Position: Forward Year: Sophomore Hometown: North Platte

Smidt scored 20 points Friday against UC-Colorado Springs.


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Hundreds of supporters of the Chadron State Rodeo team eat and bid on items at the Black Tie Calf Fry auction event Saturday at the Dawes County Fairgrounds.


Track and Field


RMAC Indoor Championship

Friday and Saturday in Kearney.



Nebraska Kearney

Women’s 6 p.m., Men’s 8 p.m., Friday in Kearney.



NCAA Regional West Tournament Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco.


as of 9 p.m., Feb. 23

Women’s Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Metro State 20-1 Fort Lewis 19-1 Colo. Christ. 14-6 Adams State 13-7 Mesa State 13-7 CSU-Pueblo 12-8 Neb. Kearney 11-10 Western St. 9-11 Regis 9-12 N.M. Hi-lands 8-13 UC-Colo. Spr. 7-13 Chadron 4-17 Colo. Mines 3-17 Western N.M 1-20

Men’s Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Colo. Mines 16-4 Metro State 16-5 N.M. Hi-lands 15-6 Adams State 14-6 Fort Lewis 14-6 Mesa State 13-7 Western N.M. 13-8 Neb. Kearney 10-11 CSU-Pueblo 7-13 UC-Colo. Spr. 5-10 Colo. Christ. 6-14 Western St. 6-14 Chadron 4-17 Regis 3-18

Wrestling 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Grand Canyon 9-0 Neb. Kearney 7-1 Western State 8-2 Colo. Mines 5-3 Adams State 4-4 Mesa State 4-6 Chadron 3-6 CSU-Pueblo 2-6 Fort Hays 2-7 San Fran. State 0-1 N.M. Hi-lands 0-8




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Rugby clinic encourages participation for CSC teams Evan Mehne Contributor The Chadron State rugby club’s three-day event started with preclinic at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Red Room of Kent Hall. The event hosted 20 students who were encouraged to try the sport. Chadron State College Rugby Club President, Morgan Nelson, sophomore of Norfolk, handed out waivers that released CSC of responsibility to injuries and possible death. Attendees signed and turned in the waivers and Nelson handed them the rules and guidelines of rugby. The clinic began at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the NPAC with Head Coach Darrin Barner overseeing and 18 people attending. Barner started with drills he used at Wayne State College and went on to basic drills like the post and pick to the electric fence. Barner made a point to encourage aggressive behavior. “If that guy is stupid enough [to stay flat-footed], take him out,” Barner said, “Knock his teeth out.” After drills and a long practice, the attendees watched an inspirational video on Wayne State College’s Female Rugby team. Barner finished the clinic encouraging attendees to return the fol-

lowing day. The clinic continued at 5 p.m. Friday with 17 people in the NPAC. Barner warmed everybody up with the drills from the previous session as a review, and moved on to more complicated drills. According to Barner, Wayne State College is hosting a tournament March 26 with 90 teams participating, making it the third largest tournament in the nation. Barner said he expects CSC teams to beat Kearney. When asked about her expectations of the tournament, Nelson said, “We want to hold our own, win or lose. Barner was born and raised in Wayne and attended Wayne State College where he played as a defensive back in football throughout his years there. “I just got done with college,” Barner said. “I was 21 years old and felt like a has-been. An old classmate from high school met up with me and suggested it to me.” He traveled to Fort Worth, Texas, where his team earned the title of National Rugby Champions in 2000. He said his favorite country to play in was New Zealand because of its rugby culture. “New Zealand is to rugby as the United States is to softball; anyone and everyone [can] play it and [does],” Barner said. Barner has played in 17 countries.

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Ben Fererro, 21, junior of Bayard, attempts to catch the ball during the rugby clinic Thursday in Nelson Physical Activity Center.

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Track and field prepare for indoor season championships The Chadron State track and field team will end the indoor season sending multiple team members to the RMAC and NCAA Championships Christina Ferrero Reporter The Chadron State College track team split for the second time this season. Most of the team competed in Golden, Colo., Saturday at the Colorado School of Mines Twilight meet, while some of the team members traveled and competed in Lincoln for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Tune-up meet. The athletes competing in Lincoln had an outstanding day and returned with three new school records. Ashley Riesen, sophomore of Chadron,

took seventh place in the women’s 800 meter run, breaking the school record with a time of 2:15.71. This time will qualify her provisionally for the NCAA Championship meet in March. Christina Scheler, freshman of Box Elder, S.D., placed fourteenth in the race, finishing at 2:22.65. Joe Shultz, senior of Alliance, broke the school record, which he previously set, for the men’s mile run with a time of 4:12.07. This also qualifies him provisionally for the NCAA meet. In the men’s 5000-meter run, Michael Smith, freshman of Riverton, Wyo., knocked over a minute off his personal best to finish sixth with a time of 15:05.02. This is also a

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new school record. Smith also finished thirteenth in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:37.40. Monique Fair, sophomore of Denver, finished sixth in the women’s 60-meter dash with a time of 7.76 seconds. Fair also placed sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.94 seconds. Fair is already qualified to compete in the NCAA Championship meet. Representing the team at Colorado School of Mines, Julia Bayer, senior of Stuttgart, Germany, won the women’s long jump with a jump of 19-06.00. Jessica Horsley, senior of Basin, Wyo., won the women’s weight-throw with a toss of 57-01.00.


Ashley Fanelli, sophomore of Arvada, Colo., placed first in the women’s triple jump with a distance of 38 feet. The marks of Horsley, Bayer, and Fanelli all qualify them provisionally for the NCAA Championship meet. In the women’s shot put, Brittany Graham, freshman of Hugo, Colo., put the shot 42-08.75, which earned her third place. Lanar Newman, junior of Kingston, Jamaica, took second in the men’s long jump with a distance of 23 feet 11 inches. He also placed second in the triple jump with a distance of 47-03.75. This week the team will travel to the University of Nebraska-Kearney to compete in the RMAC Indoor Championship meet.


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THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011

T-Wolves strike Eagle women 86-49


Photos by Vera Ulitina

Darrell Kraupie, of Kraupie’s Real Estate Auctioneers, Bridgeport, calls for bids the auction at the rodeo team’s Black Tie Calf Fry at the Dawes County Fairgrounds Saturday.

Candles, rope and bandanas dressed the tables at Saturday’s Black Tie Calf Fry at the Dawes County Fairgrounds.

Rodeo team raises funds at annual Calf Fry auction Julie Davis Sports Editor The Chadron State College Rodeo hosted its annual Black Tie Calf Fry Saturday at the Dawes County Fairgrounds. The event included a silent auction, a live auction and dinner donated by Feik’s 120 Bar and Restaurant. Dinner included Rocky Mountain oysters and

Bull rider Justin Ellis, 21, junior of Thermopolis, Wyo., serves baked potatoes at Saturday’s Black Tie Calf Fry.

barbecue beef sandwiches as entrees with various side dishes. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages were provided. Darrell Kraupie, of Kraupie’s Real Estate Auctioneers in Bridgeport, ran the live auction. Both auctions included 70 items that the club members collected as donations from family members, friends, and selves. Each member of the team was required to collect at least three items for the auction. Head Coach Dustin Luper said that this event

was one of the biggest opportunities for the team to raise money. “We’re expecting a turn-out close to 250-300 people tonight,” Luper said. “Everyone’s welcome to grab some food and bid on whatever they want.” Each team member was also responsible for selling 10 tickets to people planning on attending the event. Tickets were also sold at the door. The event raised funds for common team expenses such as traveling and practice supplies.

Kristina Harter Reporter Chadron State stole a win over University of ColoradoColorado Springs on Friday, but could not beat the Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves, resulting in an 86-49 loss last Saturday evening. The Eagles only made 27.6 percent of their total shots while the Thunderwolves made 45.3 percent leading CSU-Pueblo to claim their second straight RMAC win. Pueblo’s Kendall Babler, junior point guard of Rifle, Colo., put up 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Alex Evans, freshman point guard of Louisville, Colo., also joined Babler in double digits with 13 points. CSU-Pueblo capitalized on Chadron’s offensive errors, converting 14 turnovers into 19 points. The Thunderwolves grabbed 55 total rebounds compared to the Eagles 33. Jazmyn Webster, freshman guard of Cheyenne, Wyo., was the only Eagle in double digits with 10 points. Kattie Ranta, redshirt freshman guard of Rapid City, S.D., Betsy Moler, sophomore guard of Rapid City, S.D., and Marla Munsen, sophomore guard of Hershey, added 9, 8 and 7, respectively. Chadron is scheduled to play their last RMAC regular-season game against University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Saturday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. in Kearney.



THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011


RLA event introduces students to soccer Students contend in soccer tourney Vera Ulitina Photographer

Photo by Vera Ulitina

Bilome Nzobakira, left, 22, of the Pine Ridge Job Corps, tries to dribble the ball, and Joseph Beyeue, right, 24, senior of Ethiopia, tries to stop him, while their teammates, middle, wait ready to help them during the soccer tournament Friday at the NPAC.

An RLA-organized soccer tournament took place Friday at the Nelson Physical Activity Center. Christine Kambarami, 23, senior of Burma, and Andres Cuesta, 23, senior of Quito, Ecuador, organized the event. The event was organized to give those who like to play soccer a chance to play because “soccer is not a very popular sport in the US,” Kambarami said. The organizers encouraged all to sign-in and participate. The organizers also invited Job Corps to compete with CSC students. The participants were divided into six teams with six players. The winners received Wal-Mart gift cards.




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“I will eat my vegetables so I can smoke my cigarettes.” —Tuesday in the Student Center “Your bra’s the same color as your bracelet.” —Tuesday in front of Memorial Hall

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THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011

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Josh Keating, 19, freshman of Romeoville, Ill., throws a dart at ballons during a CSC Collegiate FFA event Wednesday.

National FFA week educates campus about agriculture Photo by Vera Ulitina

Joe McCarty, of Cheyenne, Wyo, currently a teacher at Chadron High School, reads his piece “My Regrets” at the Just Words Open Mic, Friday at the Bean Broker Coffee House.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011


Mardi Gras events come to CSC campus Sara Labor Lifestyles Editor

Photos by Kinley Q. Nichols

Kelly Overshiner, 21, junior of Alliance, presses jewels onto her Mardi Gras mask during the “Mardi Gras Makeover” in the Student Center’s Bordeux/Lakota Rooms.

Chelsea Murrell, 19, freshman of Mitchell, laughs while trying on her mask.

Students decorated their masks with glitter at the RLA event on Tuesday.

For hundreds of years, Mardi Gras has been celebrated in the South. This week though, Mardi Gras celebrations are coming to Chadron. The week’s Mardi Gras celebrations included Tuesday‘s RLA event, “Mardi Gras Makeover,” where students decorated Mardi Gras masks. Tonight there will be a Masquerade Ball. Joseph Persac, Resident Director of Kent Hall, suggesed hosting a Mardi Gras event. He explained that he was told that Kent Hall usually did the winter formal, but he wanted to do something different. Having grown up in Baton Rouge, Persac was familiar with Mardi Gras traditions, so he approached Laure Sinn with his idea and the planning began. He pointed out that he did not want to do something like a high school prom. Mardi Gras is a more adult celebration. “Not like Vegas,” Persac said, but also not like an “Under the Sea” high school prom. Persac said that although he had a lot more that he wanted to do besides mask-making and the ball, he had the experience that people often do better when introduced to small amounts of change. Persac also said he wants to introduce students to the traditions he’s familiar with. He “wants to show [Mardi Gras] is not just a ‘let’s get drunk and wasted’” tradition. He also explained that he wanted to bring in and introduce food from the South because “food outside the South is terrible.” The Masquerade ball will also show off South-

ern traditions through the music. The music played will first be traditional Southern ball music, such as Zytaco and Samba music, before transitioning into hip-hop and pop music. Persac also expressed his enthusiasm for crowning a King and Queen because the students do not have to be part of a club to be voted for. “Part of the magic of Mardi Gras is it’s magical for anybody, not just for popular or hyperactive in club students,” Persac said. Another part of this week’s Mardi Gras celebrations was Tuesday night’s “Mardi Gras Makeover.” That night, over 100 people showed up and crowded around glitter filled tables to work on their masterpieces. Everymask turned out differently, with jewels, feathers, glitter, and beads. Also at the mask-making event, there was traditional Carnival food and music. Carnival is an event much like Mardi Gras that is celebrated in Trinidad, Tobago, the Caribbean islands and some parts of South America. The food was a salsa type of dish eaten on bread. People who ate it explained that it was delicious, but spicy and hot. There was also a slide show that showed Carnival and Mardi Gras traditions, including elaborate costumes and costume contests, parades, and limbo. The Masquerade Ball will be held tonight from 9 p.m. until Midnight. Students who made masks are encouraged to wear them. Students are also encouraged to dress up, although it is not required.


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Movie illustrates what is important in life: love not money Melissa Minasi Reporter If you were told that you had six months to live what would you do? Would you wallow in self-pity and just let the time pass? Or would you try to accomplish all you dreamed of before you died? “Life as a House” explores these questions, with Kevin Kline starring as George Monroe. The plot jumps straight into George getting fired from his architecture job of twenty years. He storms out of the office and collapses on the sidewalk. He is diagnosed with terminal cancer, then wastes his first few days doing nothing but sitting in his rundown house. He spends time re-evaluating his life and accomplishments, and plans to use his last months to turn his life around. He begins by destroying every memory of his abusive father, including tearing down the house he inherited from his father. George realizes he hasn’t been the best father to his son Sam, played by Hayden Christenson. Sam is wasting his life with drugs, alcohol, and prostitution and George wants to create a bond with his son before it’s too late. Together they begin to rebuild the house, as George hopes they to learn love and friendship. Sam refuses to aid his father in any way. Later, he meets Alyssa Beck, played by Jena Malone, and his

heart and attitude change. Through the process, Sam sobers up and walks away from prostitution for good. He learns to love someone and while creating a better relationship with his father. The two work together to build their perfect house. Kristen Scott Thomas plays Robin Kimball, Sam’s mother and George’s ex-wife. Impressed, she watches as Sam transforms into a better person. Seeing how George has influenced this, she joins the construction. Others from the area learn of George’s condition as it worsens. Within a short period of time, more than fifty people go to help George complete his final dream. Ultimately George realizes the similarities between building and maintaining relationships and the efforts required to construct a house. This film is a heartwarming story about overcoming the difficulties of life. The threat of imminent death pushes George to become a better person while becoming the loving father that he lacked as a child. “Life as a House” encourages viewers to evaluate their lives. This movie illustrates that life is not about careers or money, but about the relationships and memories made with the people we love.

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FALL 2011 REGISTRATION DATES: · Graduate Students, Seniors, Juniors (60+ credit hours earned) – currently open ·

Sophomores (30+ credit hours earned) – February 18


Freshmen (1-29 credit hours earned) – February 22


Incoming new and transfer students – February 28

Dates above indicate the first day registration is available for your class rank. Registration for fall classes remains open through the first week of the fall semester. For assistance contact your Academic Advisor or come to the Advising Center – rooms 106 - 109 Crites Hall.

The Eagle, Issue No. 7, Feb. 24  

Chadron State College Newspaper

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