March 6, 2020 Hutchinson Collegian

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Dillon Lecture Series March 10

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Both basketball teams ousted in Region 6

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March 6, 2020

Vol. 61 Issue 16

Retro is making a comeback? Vinyl, rolled-up jeans are back, newspapers not By Brooke Greene Special to the Collegian

As the year 2020 gets underway, many see the varying forms of vintage pastimes or retro fashion being inverted back into society. While walking through the Hutchinson Community College campus, one can easily spot scrunchies, overalls, bell-bottom jeans, round lensed glasses, Game Boys, glass pop bottles, and even 90s hairstyles such as the love-it-orhate-it mullet. Activities such as seeing a movie at a drive-in theater, ice skating, and going to the arcade to play games like “Donkey Kong” and “Pac-Man” are also growing more popular among younger generations. With all of these retro habits making a comeback, the question is, what makes these styles or objects so much more appealing than things

Photos by Emily Branson/Collegian Above: Vinyl records are making a comeback, outselling CDs for the first time in 30 years. Many fashionable trends from the 1980s and 1990s are popular among college students. Below: Newspapers, however, are struggling to latch on to the retro comeback.

such as cassette tapes, black-and-white films, or the daily newspaper? The newspaper is used more often in paper Mache projects, or as a

Upcoming events March 10 — Dillon Lecture Series - Byron Pitts 10:30 a.m. 11:30 p.m. March 10 — Baseball vs. Cowley @ Hobart Detter Field 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. March 11 — Softball vs. Barton @ Fun Valley Sports Complex 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. March 16-21 — 2020 NJCAA Tournament March 23-27 — Spring Break!

layer between the new puppy and the hardwood floors, than being flipped through by a reader in class. The newspaper has a war to wage against the throwbacks of the 80s and 90s. With many pros and cons to the remaining presence of newspapers, society will soon have to choose whether to keep integrating it into our daily lives or to cut it and keep the newspaper strictly digital. Interviews from students around campus and middle-aged citizens have helped demonstrate what opinions exist on what to do with the newspaper and why the print industry is struggling. “It’s too retro, you have to sign up for it, or

pay monthly subscription fees. It’s just easier to do it online,” said Jace Losew, Hutchinson freshman, about the unessential cost of the paper. Print newspaper subscriptions can be high cost with annual fees, while online subscriptions are significantly cheaper due to the lack of the necessity of paper. For example, The Hutchinson News charges $7.95 a month for an online subscription while the monthly print subscription fee is $13 a month. In comparison with a larger town’s newspaper, The Wichita Eagle charges $9.99 a month for its unlimited digital newspaper access, and $23.97 per month for its daily newspaper. One of those media

The happenings around campus

forms is more adjusted to the youthful generations, as online is far cheaper with less of a daily commitment to reading the paper. Hunter Spoon, Yates Center freshman, said, “Newspapers are lame, totally not convenient and not cool.” This opinion is aimed at how the comparison of retro fashion coming back versus battling the dying print newspaper comes into play. Younger generations didn’t grow up reading the newspaper so they typically don’t see much worth fighting for. “Vinyl records are cool because they are retro, newspapers are just old,” Spoon said. With the idea that newspapers simply aren’t

Blue Dragons weekend forecast

Friday — High: 61 Low: 43 Saturday — High: 67 Low: 46 Sunday — High: 68 Low: 53

cool enough for the kids to worry about, it is clear that it is widely agreed that the older generations are the ones interested in keeping print newspapers around, and they are typically the ones paying those higher subscription fees. However, some are starting to see the trend of the struggling paper as well and have opened their wallets to the internet’s news instead. Samantha Alleshouse, Hutchinson sophomore, said, “Social media has taken over the newspaper industry. The print paper just is not as instant.” Alleshouse said social media is winning the battle in the fight for more loyal newspaper subscribers. See Retro, Page 5

Inside Scoop

Opinion: Page 2 - Jake Brown gives his take on the Houston Astros cheating scandal. Campus: Page 3 - HutchCC women discuss the important women in their lives. Campus: Page 4 - Photos from Wednesday’s Computer Connections event at the Justice Theatre.


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National Women’s Month

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In honor of National Women’s Month, we want to walk through how much women have accomplished over the years and how they continue to push past sexist actions to be equal. It’s crazy to say that just 100 years ago, women won the right to vote in the United States. It was the first big step in gaining equal rights. Voting is such an important right to have and to think that powerful women before us didn’t get to participate is mindblowing. In 1963, women won the right to equal pay. This is still a fight in today’s society, but it’s one that women are still fighting for. It’s weird to think that equal pay isn’t just common sense. A woman and a man can do the same work, why shouldn’t they be paid the same? “The first woman” phrase is one that sparks joy in hearts. It’s something that is coming late but is finally being done through hard work and drive. So many influential women have made history and paved a way for future women to succeed. Without them, women would still be fighting for equal rights that should have already been accepted. They stepped foot in the

battle of change, knowing they would face criticism and bigotry. Women still have a long way to go in the fight for continued equal rights. There are a lot of people that still believe women are the homemakers and only tend to the house and kids. Joke’s on them. Women will stand for nothing less than equality and basic human

rights. Those who have come before us took the first step, women will continue up the mountain, lots of women today are trekking harder than ever before and leading us to the peak. It will be a battle, one that women will fight for a long time, but the more they persevere, the better life will be for future female generations.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Writers Block

We’ve all been there. I know we have. You’ve known about an essay for a week but still waited until the last minute. It happens to the best of us, just move on buddy you’ll get through it. But just in case you need a little help with that pesky writer’s block, I wrote this column. The first step of the don’ts - don’t sit there wallowing in your self-pity. It won’t help. If anything, you’re just procrastinating even more than you should’ve. Stop making excuses or waiting until a certain time to start doing it. “Accidently” missing that certain time by a few minutes and putting it off even more. Don’t put on a TV show or movie, hopelessly waiting for inspiration. Shut down as many distractions as possible.

It won’t come by sitting there easier because you eased your with them. Kids are the most not even thinking about it. The brain into it. creative and often are relaxing same applies to doing anything Find someone to talk to help (when they aren’t your own). to “take your mind off it for a talk it out. It could be a roomGive your laptop a change bit.” mate, your parents, a in scenery. Take it on a lovely It’s the most friend, or significant coffee shop date and try not to counterproductive other. Doing this can leave until you’ve finished it. thing to do, you’re help work through At least reach whatever actively putting all any problems the goal you’ve set for yourself. thoughts anywhere essay has, also givIf you’re on top of it trying to other than that ing it enough time to not wait until the last minute, paper. settle and get in there that’s good. Which leads to to edit it. Get some caffeine in your the do’s. Taking Go in and talk with system. If I could take a Vera break is alright. your instructor about tigo Smoothie from Scooters I don’t mean to your topic and your and inject it into my veins, I abandon it for outline. They don’t would. Emily Fehrman hours and maybe mind it and like to Try giving classical music a come back to it. see that their students are cartry. It’s relaxing and puts me in Try to do things that get that ing about their papers. the right headspace to write for creative part of your brain Here are some quick tips of a few hours. flowing. Maybe something things to help that blockage. If none of that works, I don’t artistic or creative. Get out of the house for a bit, know what to tell you. No one Start writing about anything go for a walk. If you’ve got a said I was all-knowing. Good under the sun, how your day dog, take it with you. luck and happy writing. was, whatever’s on your mind, If you are still at home and Emily Fehrman is a Pretty Prairie and the words will flow a little have younger siblings, go play sophomore studying Journalism. She is


the Opinion Page Editor.

MLB Commissioner a problem in Astros scandal Columnist

Jake Brown If you glance at anything sports related on social media, the newspaper, television, etc., then you have seen something related to the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal. It is a controversial topic that has caused many problems and controversy regarding baseball. To understand this, you need to understand where it all started. From 2017-2019, the Houston Astros used a sign-stealing operation, using a camera somewhere in the center field area of Minute Maid Park to zoom in on opposing catcher’s

signals to their pitchers. Someone within the clubhouse would then have a monitor set up, watching each sign given. This is where everybody’s favorite trashcan meme comes from. The person behind the monitor would then bang the trash can as loud as possible so that the batter could be informed as to what each pitch was based on the number of hits on the can. The system of stealing signs isn’t a new concept and usually isn’t frowned upon. However, with the Astros using technology that was outside the realm of the actual game itself, it is thought of in a completely different light. Games are even broadcast to the public a few seconds behind the actual live game because of the risk of cheating the exact way the Astros did, they just did it privately. This affected baseball dramatically, as the Astros became a powerhouse. The team that was once thought to have the best farm system in a considerable

amount of time destroyed the opposition. They won the 2017 World Series, reached the American League Championship Series in 2018, and again reached the 2019 World Series before losing to the Washington Nationals. Naturally, people around baseball were angry about this sign stealing, as something seemed odd for quite some time, but the league essentially swept it under the rug. Until this winter. A pitcher for the my favorite team, the Oakland Athletics, early in the offseason made it publicly known that the Astros were using technology to steal signs and essentially cheat their way to wins. With this, teams and players around the league started a massive callout of the franchise and it’s players. Leading to accusations of intentionally plunking batters. And they have done just that. I don’t personally see one problem with that, as I believe the game kind of polices itself. However, the commissioner of baseball, a loser named Rob Manfred, who

knows nothing about baseball and is a joke, declared there would be punishment for intentionally plunking players (again, he’s a massive loser). However, despite all of this negativity as it pertains to the Astros, people are paying more attention to baseball than the last 20 years. I’m not saying this was a great thing to have happened by any means, but it is something that I think is ending up productive for the game. As much as we love to hate on the Astros, we should also be hating on Major League Baseball officials. Let’s face it, they suck. They make unnecessary changes to the game and piss fans off more and more to the point that no one wants to watch the game. Maybe the blame shouldn’t be as much on the Astros, but more on the jokes that call themselves league officials. Jake Brown is a Buhler sophomore in General Studies. He is also a pitcher for the Blue Dragon baseball team.

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Discussing Women’s History Month Compiled by Laci Sutton and Emily Branson

Dana Sneed

Job title: Endowment Association Projects Coordinator. Where are you from: Nickerson. Alma mater: Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Art. Duties: The Hutchinson Community College Endowment Association is responsible for raising funds to make it more affordable for students to attend HutchCC. Women role models: My mom. Sneed Why you chose her: My role model has always been my beautiful mother. She has always been the rock of our family. Growing up most of the time moms are taken for granted. They are always just there with the right words to say, the small tokens to make you feel better when you are having a bad day or to help you celebrate a great accomplishment. Since my mom has been diagnosed with onset dementia, that mom that had the answer for everything and was my superhero is slowly fading away. Soon my memories will be all that I have. I cherish each and every one I have of her. What should people know about you and your job: I truly have the best job ever! Our HutchCC students are amazing. dents and my co-workers. What do you aspire to be or do?: I aspire to always be a positive influence in lives of the people I meet. You never know when your smile or a kind word can change the outcome of a person’s day. I aspire to always listen and never judge. We never know what a person is truly.

Cindy Hoss

Job title: Vice President of Academic Affairs. Where are you from: Kansas. Alma mater: University of Nebraska. Duties: I work with seven Department Chairs in five departments who lead HutchCC academic/technical programs in cooperation with faculty. Who are your women role models: There are so many - Toni Morrison, author; Oprah Winfrey, media mogul and Hoss philanthropist; Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel; Temple Grandin, animal expert and advocate; Eleanor Roosevelt, politician, diplomat, author; Condoleezza Rice, first female African-American Secretary of State; Tina Fey, comedienne; Amal Clooney, civil rights advocate; Pearl Buck, author; Anita Diamant, author; Willa Cather, author; Jodi Picoult, author; Joan Didion, literary journalist/novelist; Mary Queen of Scots; Arundhati Roy, author. Why do you choose these women, in detail: For their courage, their ability to tackle difficult issues, their grace under pressure, their strength in making the world a better place to live. What advice do you have for young women entering the workforce: Grow a tough skin and be ready for change. What do you love about your job: Every day is just a little different. What do you aspire to be or do: Still would like to write a book or two; and still have a few more places to travel in the world.

Tricia Paramore

Job title: Department Chair for the Natural Science, Social Science, and Mathematics Dept. Where are you from: Hutchinson Alma mater: University of Kansas (BS, MS), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (PhD). Duties: I teach biology courses, build the schedule of courses for the department, manage the department budget, evaluate faculty, etc. Paramore Women role models: My mom is the obvious role model because of her gifts of caregiving and truly considering the needs of others before herself. I also admire my daughter who possesses terrific strength of mind and body. If you were to meet her in a class, you’d think she’s an intelligent, beautiful young woman with a fun sense of humor. But if you were to meet her in a competition of any kind, you’d see a fierce and focused competitor with such grit. She’s one of the first to stand up for someone who needs help and she’s a walking pep talk when you really one. I also admire so many of my female (and male) colleagues who are juggling work and parenting and life and doing it so well. Advice for young women entering the workforce: Find what makes you happy and commit to it. A great career/job isn’t always about the money. You have to consider what factor(s) are most important to you in a career/job and then go find it. Ultimately, your happiness is in your control, not someone else’s.

Robin Woodworth

Job title: Administrative Assistant to the President / Coordinator of Dillon Lecture Series. Where are you from: Houston, Texas. Alma mater: Texas Tech University. Duties: Manage the business affairs of the President’s office. Who are your women role models: My grandmother. Why do you choose these women, in detail: She was a very smart and indeWoodworth pendent career woman in the ’60s (which was unusual for a divorced woman with five grown children). She was financially savvy and retired comfortably. She loved her family and always put them first (and I was her favorite!) What should people know about you and your job: I have a BFA in Interior Design, which I worked in the field for eight years before having a family. Although I don’t work in the field in which I have a degree these days, I try to use the concepts of design and creativity every day in my job. It’s a good compromise, there aren’t many interior design opportunities in Hutchinson. What advice do you have for young women entering the workforce: Whatever you decide to do, make sure you are passionate about it. Do what makes you happy, and don’t settle for less. What do you love about your job: No two days are ever the same, which makes the job interesting. I genuinely like the people I work closely with and HutchCC really is a great place to work.

Kim Newberry

Job title: Sociology Professor. Where are you from: I’m from multiple places, but Kansas is the state I have lived in the longest. Alma mater: I went to Louisiana State University for my B.S. and to Kansas State for my M.A. Duties: I primarily teach Sociology and do a little academic advising. Women role models: My mom and Rosa Parks. Newberry Why you chose those women, in detail: My mom is the coolest and most laid-back, loving, caring, and giving person I know. I hope to one day be like her. Rosa Parks because as a minority woman she stood up for herself. She was fighting discrimination all over the place by refusing to give up her seat. Such a brave act. What should people know about you and your job: Teaching is a lot harder than it looks. I essentially put on a “show” every single class period. But, I put on the show to hopefully spark an interest in my discipline and to create a lasting memory. Advice for young women entering the work force: Do what makes YOU happy, not what others tell you should make you happy. And start saving now. What you love about your job: My students are the best part of my job. What do you aspire to be or do?: I strive to be the best human, teacher, mom, wife, daughter, and friend I can possibly be.

Cindy Keast

Job title: Director, HutchCC Endowment Association/Alumni & Friends. Where are you from: Hutchinson. Alma mater: Hutchinson Community College. Duties: Build relationships with alumni, community members, businesses to provide scholarship opportunities for HutchCC students. Many more, but this is the main focus. Who are your women role models: Iris Keast Grandestaff, my mother and Sharon Morgan, former co-worker at Pegues and friend mentor. Why do you choose these women, in detail: My mother for her strong work ethic and compassion for others. Sharon Morgan for ability to show me that everything is not black/white in situations; to look beyond and also compassionate. What should people know about you and your job: Passionate about providing students the ability to receive an education for an affordable cost and care about HutchCC students as part of the Blue Dragon family. What advice do you have for young women entering the workforce: To listen - this is very important in building relationships and in the work environment. What do you love about your job: Helping students receive a quality education and developing new friendships. What do you aspire to be or do: An individual who is there for family and friends.


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Welder competes well in regional competition By Sam Bailey Staff Writer

The United States, as it is today, would not be a reality without the welding industry. The Industrial Revolution changed the country, and welding was at the heart of this movement. Matt Selby, a senior at Buhler High School who is also enrolled in 12 hours at Hutchinson Community College, attended a welding competition in Nevada, Missouri on Jan. 31 to expand his skills in this extensive industry, winning ninth place out of over 200 competitors. “The contest is a recruitment tool used by many trade schools to promote and showcase their school,” said Jeremiah Harmon, Selby’s welding instructor. “This contest is for seniors only and utilizes the SMAW (stick) welding process, which is one of the oldest processes still used heavily in the construction and repair industries.” Welding is, according to Harmon, “...joining material together through fusion. We make a permanent bond by using heat or pressure or both that causes the chemicals of material to

join together.” Selby takes welding classes through Hutchinson High School with Harmon as a double credit with HutchCC. “I explain our current arrangement as me being the college welding instructor for high school students,” Harmon said. “My students come from high schools all across our area to include Lyons, Inman and Pretty Prairie. We follow the same curriculum that is used by HutchCC, and I input grades directly into the HutchCC system. The students leave with a transcript for high school and college credit.” This program is how Selby originally found out about the competition. “The most challenging part of the competition was getting over the amount of people that were there to compete,” Selby said. “It was shocking, to say the least. Overall, I thought it was a well thought out and put-together competition that will give someone a taste of what this trade has to offer.” Selby said he would like to continue developing his skills in welding and find a career in the field. “Here within a few years, I would

like to start welding for a pipeline or might be a career path for you,” Selby refinery as a career. I think welding said. “If nothing else, you learn a skill as a whole will be a main focus for that can be used in so many other me, because I have a niche for it, and fields.” I enjoy the hands-on work,” Selby said. “My favorite part about welding is the hands-on skills and competition from day-to-day. My favorite types of welding are Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) because they both require a certain standard that I hold myself to.” Harmon said what makes Selby stand out was his hard work to meet the standard and his desire to know what he could do to surpass it. Selby found his success and a potential career in welding. Harmon encourages anyone with an interest in the industry to learn more, and see if they can find a love for the world of welding themselves. Courtesy Photo “Intro level classes are a great Matt Selby poses with Amy VanWinkle after place to learn more about the welding competition in Nevada, Missouri. processes and determine if it

DLS Speaker: That’s the Pitts By Tabitha Barr Editor In Chief

Courtesy Photo Byron Pitts will be speaking at the Dillon Lecture series about his obstacle of having a stutter.

Being a journalist in today’s society is difficult, but to be an Emmy Award-winning and current co-anchor of “Nightline” on ABC is incredible. Byron Pitts is a nationally-known journalist, who has been a reporter for many news outlets and continues to share his knowledge and experience with the world. Pitts will be the next speaker at the Dillon Lecture Series at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Sports Arena. Pitts has overcome obstacles throughout his life to become an honorable and respected journalist. His youth was tough, as he was functionally illiterate and had a stutter. He worked to conquer his stutter and proceeded to attend college at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he pursued journalism and speech communication. In his early years of being employed, he worked for a local

news station, where he covered local news and was the weekend sports anchor. He got his foot in the door and was opened to a whole new world with his prior experience. His first big career milestone was working at CBS News as the Chief National Correspondent for “The CBS Evening News.” This is when Pitts started accumulating an audience and impacting more people. When 9/11 happened, Pitts reported on the terrorist attacks and won an Emmy for his coverage. He also made history as he was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists in 2002. This program highlights black journalists and their accomplishments in the writing world. At this point in his career, Pitts had experience in almost all areas of journalism and reporting. He decided to write a memoir called, “Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer

Life’s Challenges” in 2009. It told of his life and how he powered through and learned how to do what he loves without his stutter stopping him. In 2013, Pitts decided to leave CBS News and start a career with ABC News. Most people have a tough first day on the job, but Pitts could take the cake. In less than 24 hours at ABC, he was put on the live coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation. He was thrown into an important news event and took it in stride and performed stellarly. ABC News could see the passion that Pitts has for the job and let him take on stories all over the country. He’s covered live events, protests, riots and more. Just a year later in 2014, Pitts was promoted to co-anchor on ABC’s “Nightline.” He still holds this position currently and continues to report national news stories. HutchCC students can attend for free with their student ID.

Computer Connections event

Photo by KJ Ryan/Collegian Staff Gavin Bush (left) discusses computing infrastructure with Kris Sauer.

Photo by Emily Branson/Collegian Staff Kyle Peterson (far right) talks with Chad Kropf (left) and Holly Duskin (middle) from DCI.

Photo by Emily Branson/Collegian Staff Students listen as Glenn Acheson discusses his role in Technology Services at Hutchinson Community College.

Photo by KJ Ryan/Collegian Staff Karel Brown (left) smiles as she talks with Scott Hobbs. Hobbs is the client services manager for Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System.

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Office hours for students to meet with professors By Rachel Lyons Staff Writer

As a student, instructor office hours should be your friend, not fiend. It isn’t unusual for Hutchinson Community College students to either fear office hours or be unavailable during a professor’s set office hours. This reality is best illustrated by Aaron Bragg, HutchCC mathematics instructor, and his Business Calculus, or MA110 class. The only time he realized how much his students were truly struggling was when one brave student came in for an office hour and brought to his attention the reality of the class’s struggles. “Some students might assume that office hours (are a) time for the faculty member to spend time in their office and not be disturbed,” said Brian Nuest, HutchCC psychology professor. “I need to remind my students more often that they are welcome to see me in my office and that I do not bite.” But what exactly are office hours?

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According to Cornell University’s Learning Strategies Center, office hours are designed for students to ask questions, receive additional help from their instructor on tough content, or have class-related discussions about the content of the class. For example, Bragg’s office hours, which are Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:20 a.m.-11:20 a.m. These are times when students may have other classes or at a time when they work. Nicole Ingold, Haven freshman, said that attending instructor office hours has allowed her to understand the material taught in her classes better when she can ask questions. “I think that office hours are good for all college students,” Ingold said. “If you aren’t able to make it to a certain teacher’s office hours, they will work with you and try and find a time or a place for you to meet up. They never just tell you that those are their hours.”

Photo by Emily Branson/Collegian Although VHS tapes have not caught on as a means to watch movies again, they are becoming something of a collector’s item.


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The online newspaper offers more convenience, efficiency, instant updates, is inexpensive and produces less waste, as many of the print papers just end up in the trashcan or the recycling bin. Print papers are proving more and more to be an unnecessary aspect of life. However, they hold just as much history and stories to tell as any quick read on the internet does. The first American newspaper, known as “Publick Occurrences,” was introduced in 1689. It was four pages long, with one page left half blank so that people could add to it and pass it on. Unfortunately, this style of the newspaper was shut down after one issue after it exposed the French king’s love affair. The newspaper has evolved greatly since its first publication. It was one of America’s greatest pastimes when working men returned home for the night, waiting for dinner, or an early read in the morning at the coffee shop while waiting in line. Before the radio, the newspaper was “cool,” and it connected the readers with what was happening in the world. Nowadays, one would hear about any major event long before it would make it to the print industries. Television, radio, podcasts, broadcasts, and social media tell most of what there is to know in the world, all being quick ways to obtain news, leaving the print paper at the bottom of the list of ways to learn about what is going on around them. While reading the paper is not necessarily an exciting throwback, it is an important one with a lot of educational value. Many of these current trends will eventually die out once again as the new fashion era takes over. This leaves plenty of room for change as society finalizes that decision on what to do about a form of news that we have known for dozens of generations. Whether the paper is kept or not, the possibilities are endless when it comes to what will be the newest and most improved ways to absorb information. Just because the newspaper does not match up to scrunchies or leg warmers, doesn’t mean if it recovers from this

Photo by Emily Branson/Collegian A publication rack in Shears Technology sees many newspapers and magazines still available.

downward slump that it won’t be a major victory for journalists and news reporters around the world, not to mention the nostalgic and sentimental value it holds dear to our older generations. “Vinyl records and bell-bottomed jeans offer fun elements of nostalgia and comfort. Newspapers that were published 20 to 100 years ago offer similar appeal. Newspapers currently owned and operated by Gatehouse don’t provide any compelling reason for people to subscribe to them or advertise in them,” said Dan Naccarato, HutchCC Business Instructor and longtime newspaper fan. As he appealed to the population that does enjoy and collect older newspapers, he also managed to offer a comparison between these spunky and retro comebacks and the newspaper in their aspect of relevance to our society. Whether society keeps the newspaper as is and works to improve it, it has the potential to be an important factor in daily life. If not, the print industry will slowly die off. From there, technology will further advance, which can be lead any which way as we encourage online consumption of news and information. The decision of the matter falls in the hands of younger Americans.


All-Jayhawk West honorable mention. He averaged 12.8 points per game and was Hutch’s second-best 3-point • Continued from Page 6 shooter, shooting at 36.4 percent. earned first-team All-Jayhawk West Baseball - The baseball team swept honors. Coffeyville on Sunday at their home Sophomore guard Makayla Vannett opener at Hobart-Detter Field. earned first-team All-Jayhawk honors During the first game, all 13 of their as well. runs were scored within the first three She dominated the 3-point line this innings. season with the third-highest 3-point Freshman Drew Reetz went 2 for 3 percentage in the league at 39 percent. with a three-run home run in the secShe also is third on the Blue Dragon ond. Steele hit his fifth homer of the career list with 188 3-pointers. season to go 2 for 3 with three runs Vannett used her shooting skills to scored and two RBIs. average 13.1 points per game. She also Hutch out-hit Coffeyville 10-4 in averaged 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists. the first game on Sunday to get the Sophomore center Brooklyn Beth13-2 run-rule win. am worked hard this season to earn Freshman Tyler Delong earned the second-team all-Jayhawk honors. win, pitching three innings and allowShe had eight double-doubles, and 17 ing four hits and two earned runs. He games of scoring in double figures. had one strikeout and one walk. Betham led the league in field-goal Sophomore L.J. McDonough percentage at 61.8 percent and also avpitched two innings allowing no runs erages 10.7 points and 8.8 rebounds. and had four strikeouts. He also had Freshman guard Tor’e Alford three walks. received an honorable mention, even The second game was much closwith missing seven games in the mider, as the Blue Dragons beat the Red dle of the season due to an injury. Ravens 5-4. She averaged 10.8 points per game and Softball - The softball team played shot 40.1 percent from the 3-point line Friday at Hesston, resulting in another (second-best in the KJCCC this season). split. Alford also averaged 3.7 assists per They lost game one 3-2 with a seagame. son-low three hits. Coach John Ontjes was named the Refusing to be swept, the Blue Drag2020 conference Coach of the Year. ons made a five-run comeback to force Men’s Basketball - The Blue Dragan extra inning for the 11-10 win. ons finished their season Tuesday with Sophomore Taylor Ullery began the a record of 23-9. comeback with a two-run home run. Freshman guard Josh Baker was one After that - all with two outs - sophoof the three Blue Dragons to earn postmore Caitlyn Schumacher was hit by a season honors. However, Baker was pitch, freshman Natalie Bevan singled, awarded a separate, impressive honor Ullery walked and freshmen Kylee Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year. Dunn and Sadie Loney both doubled to Baker led the Jayhawk Conference result in a total of five runs - tying the this season in 3-point efficiency at game 10-10. Still with two outs, Isabel 49.4 percent, placing him at fourthMcCarty went up to bat and burned the best in Jayhawk Conference history. right fielder. She went on to score for Additionally, he earned a secan inside-the-park home run. ond-team All-Jayhawk West selection. Dunn was 5 for 5. He averaged 13.8 points per game, 4.5 For the Blue Dragon’s fifth split rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.4 steals. He of the season, they faced NOC Enid had seven games with at least 20 points. Sophomore guard Saquan Singleton for their home opener at Fun Valley Sports Complex on Leap Day. had several statistics to help him earn The Blue Dragons had a whopping his first-team All-Jayhawk West title. He averaged 11.8 points per game, 7.2 15 hits in the first game. rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.5 steals. Freshman Lexi Williams went 3 for Sophomore guard Tyler Brown also 4 with a triple. Sophomore Maryssa earned a postseason honor with his Rollin went 2 for 4 with a double.


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The Hutchinson Collegian Friday, March 6, 2020

Blue Dragon women suffer heartbreaker

Athlete of the week (Feb. 23-29) Kylee Dunn, Softball

Nathan Addis/HutchCC Sports Information Hutchinson Community College women cheer on teammates in the game against Barton in Dodge City.

Barton upsets Hutchinson in Region 6 semifinal By Adam Kolb Co-Sports Editor

The law of averages finally worked against the Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball team on Monday in the Region 6 Tournament semifinals against the Barton Cougars. Not losing to Barton since 2009 and winning the last eight matchups against the Cougars by an average of 25.2 points per game, when the Blue Dragons led by 20 points in the second quarter, they looked to be in good shape to advance to Tuesday’s championship game. Things drastically changed in the second half and when Vanessa Oduah hit a long 3-point shot off an inbound with 2.3 seconds to play, sixth- seeded Barton officially turned things around against Hutchinson

with a 58-57 victory over the ninth- ranked and second-seeded Blue Dragons at United Wireless Arena. The Cougars got off to a hot start in the second half, scoring the first 14 points of the third quarter, while Hutchinson went scoreless in the first three minutes, 52 seconds. Barton extended its third-quarter start to 22-4 over the first 6:36 of the period and cut the Blue Dragon lead to 37-35 with 3:24 to play. Abby Ogle helped in keeping Hutchinson in the lead, first with a threepoint jumper, and then a two-pointer with 37 seconds to go. Hutch led 44-40 after three quarters. With 3:30 seconds left in the game, Hutch had a 53-48 lead, but ended up losing that lead by the 2:02 mark after a

three-pointer from Barton. The game was tied with 42 seconds left, and the Blue Dragons had some momentum in the final seconds of the game, thanks to an Ogle steal and a layup with 18.9 seconds to go, but a Barton three-pointer with 2.3 seconds left gave the Cougars a one-point victory over the Blue Dragons. Makayla Vannett and Tor’e Alford led the Blue Dragons with 13 points each, while Ogle finished with nine points with eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Hutchinson now falls to 28-4, but with a No. 9 national ranking, should be in position to capture one of the eight-at large bids for the 2020 NJCAA Tournament, beginning on March 17 in Lubbock, Texas.

Cowley spoils Hutchinson’s Region 6 tournament By Bailey Pennycuff Co-Sports Editor

For the first time in eight years, the Hutchinson Community College men’s basketball team did not advance to the Region 6 Tournament semifinal game. They faced top-seeded Cowley on Sunday in Dodge City, and were able to hold the Tigers off until the last 12 minutes of the game. The Blue Dragons’ season ended when the nation’s highest-scoring offense defeated them 110-91. At halftime, Hutch led the Tigers 50-41. However, the Blue Dragon’s shooting percentage dropped by 26.7 percent in the second half. Not only that, but Cowley outrebounded Hutch by 20 in the second half. Sophomore guard D.J. Mitchell scored 22 points in his final game as a Blue Dragon.

Freshmen guards Clarence King and Jaden Okon had 14 points each and sophomore guard Saquan Singleton finished with 12 points and six assists. The Blue Dragons finished their season with a 23-9 record with three players earning postseason honors. Freshman guard Josh Baker earned the Freshman of the Year award while also obtaining a second-team All-Jayhawk West honor. Baker is the fourth Blue Dragon to earn Freshman of the Year since Steve Eck has coached. Singleton received first-team All-Jayhawk West. Because of this nomination, at least one member of the team has earned first-team the last five seasons in a row. He also led the team in average rebounds per game at 7.2. Lastly, sophomore guard Tyler Brown achieved an All-Jayhawk

Nathan Addis/HutchCC Sports Information Saquan Singleton throws a no-look pass in the Region 6 Tournament game against Cowley.

West honorable mention. Brown was one of Hutch’s best 3-point

shooters, shooting at 36.4 percent.

The week: Dunn had a monster game Friday at Hesston and an overall good week as the Blue Dunn Dragons went 2-2. In the second game of an 11-10 win at Hesston, Dunn went 5 for 5 with a double and triple with two RBIs. The rest of the week, Dunn was 3 for 8 with two more doubles and two more RBIs. The season: Dunn, a freshman outfielder from Rose Hill High School, is batting .388 with 10 RBIs for the Blue Dragons, who entered March with an 11-5 record.

Ogle wins award By Bailey Pennycuff Co-Sports Editor

A 28-4 is an impressive feat by the Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball team. However, the team earned many other honors other than their record. Five Blue Dragons earned postseason honors by the Jayhawk Conference. Among them, sophomore Abby Ogle received the 2020 Jayhawk West Player of the Year. Ogle has usually had impressive statistics in the field of steals, assists, and rebounds, but this year she proved her talent as a leading scorer. She averaged 15.4 points per game, 3.7 steals (leading the conference), 3.7 assists and 6.4 rebounds. Ogle had four double-doubles this season and led the team in scoring 14 times. Besides her Player of the Year award, she also See Sports, Page 5

Blue Dragon sports schedules, results. All home games, events in caps. Baseball

All dates doubleheaders unless indicated Feb. 8, at Northern Oklahoma-Enid, W 10-0; W 1-0 Feb. 14, vs. Crowder at Edmond, Okla., L 9-2; W 15-4 (7) Feb. 15, vs. NE Oklahoma A&M at Edmond, Okla., 12:30 p.m. L 15-9 Feb. 17, vs. Labette at Pittsburg, W 10-3; W 7-4 Feb. 21, vs TCS at Melissa, Texas, W 5-2; W 18-4 Feb. 22, vs. North Central Texas at Fort Worth, W 6-1; W 9-8 Feb. 29, at Coffeyville, W 8-6 (8; W 7-6 March 1, COFFEYVILLE, W 13-2, W 5-4 March 5, BARTON, 1 p.m. March 7, at Barton, 1 p.m. March 10, Cowley (1), 2 p.m. March 12, at Seward County, 1 p.m. March 14, SEWARD COUNTY, 1 p.m. March 19, BUTLER, 1 p.m. March 21, at Butler, 1 p.m. March 24, at Rose State, 1 p.m.

March 26, at Pratt, 1 p.m. March 28, PRATT, 1 p.m. March 31, at Cowley (1), 2 p.m. April 2, GARDEN CITY, 1 p.m. April 4, at Garden City, 1 p.m. April 7, at Seminole State, TBA April 9, at Cloud County, 1 p.m. April 11, CLOUD COUNTY, 1 p.m. April 16, STERLING JV, 1 p.m. April 21, at Redlands (1), 1 p.m. April 23, COLBY, 1 p.m. April 25, at Colby, 1 p.m. April 28, REDLANDS, (2), 2 p.m. April 30, at Dodge City, 3 p.m. May 2, DODGE CITY, 1 p.m.

Basketball, men

Feb. 1, at Seward County, W 68-67 Feb. 5, at NW Kansas Tech, L 105102 OT Feb. 8, GARDEN CITY, W 82-68 Feb. 10, PRATT, W 75-51 Feb. 12, at Dodge City, W 71-64 Feb. 15, COLBY, L 76-63 Feb. 19, at Barton, W 96-91, OT Feb. 22, SEWARD COUNTY, W 67-47 Feb. 26, ALLEN COUNTY*, W 92-64

March 1, vs. Cowley at Dodge City*, L 110-91 *-Region 6 Tournament

Basketball, women

Feb. 1, at Seward County, W 72-70 Feb. 5, at Northwest Kansas Tech, W 75-53 Feb. 8, GARDEN CITY, W 103-61 Feb. 10, PRATT, 75-41 Feb. 12, at Dodge City, L 69-55 Feb. 15, COLBY, W 53-38 Feb. 19, at Barton, W 86-67 Feb. 22, SEWARD COUNTY, W 7862 Feb. 29, vs. Cowley at Dodge City*, W 69-48 March 1, vs. Barton at Dodge City*, L 58-57 *-Region 6 Tournament


March 9-10, at Luc Chap Classic, Lubbock, Texas March 23-24, at TAMUC Lion Invitational, Trophy Club, Texas March 29-30, at Jayhawk Conference Tournament, Manhattan

April 13-14, at Jayhawk Conference Tournament, Newton April 20-21, at Jayhawk Conference championship, Wichita April 27-28, at Region 6/District 3 Championship, Wichita May 12-15, at NJCAA National Championship, Odessa, Texas


All dates doubleheaders unless indicated Feb. 9, vs. Allen County at Wichita, W 19-1 (5); W 9-0 (5) Feb. 11, at Friends JV, L 12-4 (5); W 13-5 (6) Feb. 15, at North Central Texas, W 11-7; L 7-6 Feb. 16, at Murray State, W 7-2; L 8-2 Feb 19, at Oklahoma Wesleyan JV, 11-1 (5); 10-0 (5) Feb. 22, at Northern Oklahoma-Enid, W 13-2; W 13-5 Feb. 28, HESSTON, L 3-2; W 11-10 (8) Feb. 29, NORTHERN OKLAHOMA-ENID, W 10-4, W 8-7

March 4, at Colby, 2 p.m. March 7, at Butler, 2 p.m. March 11, BARTON, 2 p.m. March 14, at Garden City, 1 p.m. March 17, BETHANY JV, 2 p.m. March 21, INDEPENDENCE, 2 p.m. March 25, at Pratt, 2 p.m. March 28, NORTHWEST KANSAS TECH, 4 p.m. April 1, BUTLER, 3 p.m. April 4, at Dodge City, 1 p.m. April 5, SEWARD COUNTY, 1 p.m. April 8, at Barton, 1 p.m. April 15, PRATT, 3 p.m. April 18, at Independence, 2 p.m. April 23, STERLING JV, 4 p.m. April 24, at Bethany JV, 6 p.m. April 28, at Fort Scott, 2 p.m.

Track, indoor

March 6-7, at NJCAA Championships, Lynchburg, Va.

Track, outdoor

March 21, at Emporia State April 3-4, at Friends University April 8-11, at K.T. Woodman Classic, Wichita