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Sept. 13, 2013

Vol. 88, No. 5

Board plans open search Meghann Anderson || News Editor

chair Stephen Williams, Harry Lee Waterfield acted as chair pro-tem at the meeting and gave a report on the committee’s progress. Waterfield said Witt/Kieffer consultants had suggested higher-tier candidates would be more likely to apply if they were assured confidentiality – meaning a closed search. The board’s plan is to bring two to four candidates to campus to meet with faculty, staff and student constituencies; at that time, the names of the candidates

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Last week the Board of Regents decided to open the search for Murray State’s next president to the public in the final stages after the search committee previously debated having a private search.

SEARCH COMMITTEE In the absence of search committee

would be released. Waterfield said the board would try to make a quick decision after the campus visits, and though he hoped for a fast decision, he still thinks the best candidates would apply for the job. Board Chairman Constantine Curris suggested March 11-14, 2014, as possible dates for candidate interviews. The board decided it will attempt to have a

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Student Regent Jeremiah Johnson presents various events and student activites on campus to the board.

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Officers watch campus, give escorts New LGBT program mentors students

Racer Patrol provides service to Murray State students

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Sporting bright yellow T-shirts while patrolling campus, Racer Patrol stand out from the rest of the student body. According to David DeVoss, chief of Murray State police and director of Public Safety and Emergency Management, said Racer Patrol officers on campus serve an enormous benefit to the University, which sometimes can go unnoticed by students. “It is impossible to measure the value of having Racer Patrol at Murray State,” DeVoss said. “Their presence on campus ensures the safety of all who work and live here, whether their services are always taken advantage of or not.” Racer Patrol, which consists of 16 students, does a variety of security and safety measures throughout the campus 365 days a year. Some of these tasks include patrolling campus, conducting surveillance, reporting and preventing crime and helping students who are in need of assistance with services such as escorts across campus. So far this year, Racer Patrol has provided six escorts to students, a decrease from the beginning of the Fall 2012 semester, which had 49 requests from students for escorts by the end of the semester. DeVoss said he attributes these low numbers to students feeling safer on campus with the presence of Racer Patrol. “I think students feel a sense of se-

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Aaron Burkeen, a sophomore from Murray, checks one of the many call boxes on campus. curity and safety when they see Racer Patrol located throughout campus,” DeVoss said. “But they still need to be aware of their surroundingsat all times and contact Racer Patrol if they ever need to.” Escorts can be requested by any student, faculty or staff member by

calling 809-2222 or by using any of the call boxes located throughout the main campus. Laura Boden, junior from Louisville, Ky., said she takes comfort in knowing Racer Patrol is there if she

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Last year Murray State adopted its new slogan, “Take Your Place.” This year that slogan is being put into practice by 11 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, and Alliance students as they become involved in the new Out Racers: Take Your Place program. D. Andrew Porter, junior from Scottsville, Ky., is the student coordinator for Out Racers. He describes the new organization as a mentoring program, in which LGBT students learn the tools and skills necessary to make major changes within their campus and surrounding communities. “Out Racers is a grassroots leadership development program specific to LGBT and Alliance,” Porter said. “We want to cater the program to individuals that want the opportunity to attack important LGBT community issues.” Porter went on to describe the three primary components of the Out Racers program. The first part focuses on the leadership development, as the 11 cohort members will work on their own particular style of leadership, as well as motivational self-awareness. “It’s all about self, and recognition of self. You have to understand yourself, at least to a certain degree, before you can really get out there in your community and make a statement,” Porter said. The second part of the program is providing the students

with the tools to be strong advocates for the LGBT community, whether that is funding for programs, mentoring or bringing speakers to Murray State to hold workshops for Out Racers participants. The final step in the program is the community-based project. Each of the 11 students will be given a budget to implement an education and advocacy program within their surrounding community.

You have to understand yourself, at least to a certain degree,before you can really get out there in your community and make a statement. - D. Andrew Porter

Some of the proposed projects include developing regional campus alliance groups, bullying initiatives and working with LGBT people of all ethnicities. Nine of the 11 students participating in the cohort attend Murray State. One student, sophomore Darren Scott, attends Hopkinsville Community College, and Madisonville Community College is represented by sophomore CeNedra Rodriguez.

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University in top national rankings Staff Report

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9/11 ANNIVERSARY: President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hold their hands over their hearts during the National Anthem, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at the Pentagon during a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Murray State has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges as one of the top schools in the country for 23 years in a row. The recently released 2014 rankings listed Murray State in eighth place among the top public regional universities in the South. The University has been a top-ranked public regional university in Kentucky in the Regional Universities-South category, which contains both

private and public schools, several times over the last few years. It is also the only public university in the state to make the top 25 for 2014. Murray State’s overall scoring shows it to be ranked 14th among public regional universities in America. Tim Miller, interim president, said well-respected rankings from U.S. News & World Report highlight the excellence and value of an education at Murray State. “The fact that Murray State

has been recognized by U.S. News as one of its ‘Best Colleges’ for 23 consecutive years is an affirmation of the continued quality the University offers its students,” Miller said. “National rankings such as these, year after year, clearly demonstrate the commitment at this University to providing an education that brings a topnotch return on investment to graduates. “At Murray State, we are proud of the outstanding faculty, staff and students who make these great rankings possible.”

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PATROL From Page 1 ever needs them, especially at night. “Having Racer Patrol patrolling campus helps me to feel safer,” Boden said. “I know if I ever need anything, they will be there.” Racer Patrol provides patrolling throughout the campus each night of the week from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cody Ramage, junior from Mayfield, Ky., who has been employed by Racer Patrol for the past two years, said giving the student body peace of mind is his main goal as a member of Racer Patrol. “Although some students may not always take us seriously, I know that several (students) feel better having our presence on campus,” he said. Ramage said he plans on going into law enforcement when he graduates, and his experience with Racer Patrol has helped in preparing him for the future. Racer Patrol officers are not required to be studying in the criminal justice field. Students of all majors are welcome to apply. Those who do apply must go through additional background checks and training before they can officially become Racer Patrol officers. Said DeVoss: “Our University cannot measure the value of having our Racer Patrol on campus and all that they do.”

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From Page 1 Murray State’s LGBT program coordinator, Jody Cofer, is coordinating the Out Racers program, with co-coordinator Peggy PittmanMunke. Cofer was inspired to start Out Racers because he said LGBT and Ally students do not have good leadership or organizing experience. Cofer said sending students to professional conferences for leadership training can cost thousands of dollars, so he decided to bring the training to the students. During the course of the year, there will be anywhere from eight to 10 workshops held to give students the skills and experience they need to implement their own devel-

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oping projects. The workshops vary in content and presentation; everything from Leadership Camp to the Conversation and Dessert with Jeff Graham on HIV/AIDS and activism. Cofer’s hope for this program extends beyond these 11 students. He wants more students to get interested, get involved and get to work. “Our best investment for tomorrow is the development and growth of dynamic individuals who can carry this work forward,” Cofer said. With that idea in mind, Cofer succeeded in building a program that will be developed and carried out by students, for students. Said Cofer, “I can evaluate what I think students want or need, but how much better is it that now we will have students planning these programs from a student’s perspective?”

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Jake Darnell is one of 16 student officers, whose primary job is to patrol campus at night.

PLANS From Page 1 final decision by June 6.

PA DUCAH CAMPUS The Board of Regents also approved the naming of the new Paducah, Ky., regional campus’s main building. The Paducah location is scheduled to have students on campus and taking classes for the Spring 2014 semester. It will be known as the Crisp Center in honor of the late Harry Lee Crisp, the founder of Marion

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, which today is known as Pepsi Mid-America. Bob Jackson, associate vice president for institutional advancement, said the Crisp family donated $1.3 million for completion of the new building and other technological needs. Crisp served 22 years on the Murray State Foundation board of trustees, retiring in early 2013. The Board of Regents also approved the naming of Computer Services Inc. auditorium, which will be the main auditorium at the Paducah location. The naming was the result of a $100,000 gift from the Paducahbased company.

PARKING Kim Oatman, director of Facilties of Management, presented several parking proposals at the Board of Regents meeting last week. He listed several options, detailed the cost and estimated revenue but noted several possible negative consequences. The board chose not to endorse the option of making the Curris Center parking lot a gated lot, but said they would consider the possibility of increasing the fee for parking passes in the future. Oatman said the regents have asked the staff to look at the subject of raising funds from parking as a part of the overall budget review process.

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ICE CREAM FESTIVAL: The 14th Annual Purity Ice Cream Festival was held in downtown Murray last weekend. Several charity groups made their own icre cream and handed it out to students and Murray residents, hoping to win their vote in the competition. All of the proceeds from ticket purchases benefited local charities and non-profits. Check out page 8B for more information.


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September 13, 2013

Fall Break schedule examined

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Police Beat

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9:43 a.m. A caller reported a stray dog in the parking lot of James H. Richmond Residential College. Officers were notified and the animal’s owner was found. 1 2: 29 p.m. A caller reported a vehicular accident in the 16th Street parking lot. Officers were notified and the report was referred to another jurisdiction.

1:53 p.m. A caller reported criminal mischief in Elizabeth Residential College. Officers were notified and a report was taken. 3:22 p.m. A caller reported the theft of property from the Wellness Center. Officers were notified and a report was taken for theft under $500.

Sept. 6 1 2: 40 p.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop in Dorm Circle. A written warning was issued to a driver for having only one headlight. 2 p.m. A caller reported hearing an alarm going off in Hester Residential College. Officers and Central Plant were notified but the report was unfounded.

Sept. 7 9:10 p.m. A caller reported alcohol in Franklin residential College. Officers were notified and a report was taken. 10:17 p.m. A caller reported being stuck in an elevator in Hart Residential College. Officers and Central Plant were notified.

Sept. 8 1 2 : 45 a.m . A caller reported an alcohol-related medical emergency in Franklin. Officers and Murray Ambulance Service were notified. 6 : 54 p.m . A caller reported the theft of property and unauthorized use of their vehicle in the parking lot of Hart. Officers were notified but the report was unfounded.

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Sept. 10 8:41 a.m. A caller reported a vehicular accident in the Kentucky/Calloway South parking lot. Officers were notified and a report was taken. 9:21 p.m. A caller reported a potential fire threat in Franklin College. Officers, Central Plant and the Murray Fire Department were notified. A report was taken.

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Call of Fame Sept. 10- 11 a.m. A caller reported being bitten by a dog. Officers and Animal Control were notified. A medical report was taken. Motorists assists – 3 Racer escorts – 5 Arrests – 0

Ben Manhanke, Assistant News Editor, compiles Police Beat with materials provided by Public Safety. Not all dispatched calls are listed.

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thing will happen. “Any support we can have from faculty, staff and students would help,” she said. “I want to try and have some conversations to see if this would be an effort we could at least try, maybe not set in stone, but try next year, and if it doesn’t work, go back and look at it again.” Next, Fister plans on speaking with Staff Congress at its Sept. 18 meeting to attempt to finalize the consensus of opinions she has collected already.

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12:38 p.m. A caller reported a student being stalked in the Chemistry Building. Officers were notified and a harassment report was taken. 10:26 p.m. A caller reported the threat of fire in Regents Residential College. Central Plant and the Murray Fire Department were notified. A report was taken.

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In an attempt to try and standardize Murray State’s Fall Break schedule starting in 2014, Faculty Regent Renee Fister has begun to gauge the interest of several constituencies on campus. Already, Fister has talked to Provost Jay Morgan, Staff Regent Phil Schooley, Student Government Association President Jeremiah Johnson and also addressed various members of the Faculty Senate at their Sept. 3 meeting. Fister said one of her main motivations for moving Murray State’s Fall Break to Oct. 6 and 7 would be to allow faculty, staff and students more time with children they may have in the surrounding school districts. “In our 18 county service region we have 16 school districts who have their fall break October 7-11 this year,” she said. “We could allow the families who work here and who have children who are out during that week to have time with their children instead of stressing over how to find care for them.” She said it is a common practice for faculty and staff with young children to take vacation days or sick days during their

child’s fall break to allow them to be home with the child. In the past two years, Fister said, those 16 school systems have held fall break during the exact same week, so synchronizing the University’s schedule with these schools would be quite easy. These school systems who have their break during this same week include both the Murray and Calloway County school systems. Moving Fall Break back, she said, would not affect the midterm and may even improve students’ ability to prepare for their second semester courses. “If you have a midterm right after you come back (from Fall Break) or right before that break you could get advised, talk to somebody instead of just picking a course, get into a second semester course and move forward,” she said. Fister has been working primarily with the Provost’s Office in determining the feasibility of this idea because the Provost Office is in the process of setting Murray State’s academic calender for the next five years. She said those she has talked to around campus have been supportive of the idea, but that it does not necessarily mean any-

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The Murray Police Department will be offering an educational program this fall for residents and those who work in Murray aimed at strengthening their bond with the city. The Fall 2013 Citizens’ Police Academy is an eight-week program put on by the Murray Police Department to inform citizens on the roles our local law enforcement play as well as about our own roles as citizens. Participants will learn about the routines of officers as well as police skills they can apply in their own lives and community. Murray Police Chief Jeff Liles, through a message issued by the Murray Police Department public relations division, said understanding and cooperation between law enforcement and citizenry is a vital mission to all law enforcement agencies. The Citizens’ Police Academy

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begins Sept. 30 and runs through Nov. 18. Classes are Mondays starting at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately two hours. The program is free and open to anyone who either resides or works in the city of Murray older than the age of 21.

It creates a valuable asset to the police department when they need extra bodies to help with functions within the community.” –Katie Elkins Probation and parole officer Those who apply are subjected to a limited background check which looks at their criminal history and warrant information. Each class will focus on a different facet of law enforcement. The program will cover topics

such as 911 communications, criminal investigations, narcotics investigation, traffic and traffic accident enforcement and court room procedure and use of force. Each area will be taught by officers knowledgeable in the specific topic. The course will also include a tour of the Calloway County Jail, a K-9 unit demonstration during the seventh week of classes as well as the opportunity to ride along with a police officer. The content of the Fall 2013 Citizens’ Police Academy will be identical to that offered during the spring academy last May. “It’s good that the police are educating the public about their activities,” Kyle Hellkamp, senior, said. “This could alleviate potential pernicious feelings between the police and public.” “The Citizens’ Police Academy is a fantastic program,” Katie Elkins, Murray State alumna and probation and parole officer said. “It is also a great outlet for

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One of the first lessons most of us learn at Murray State is how and where not to park, usually at the end of a yellow tag placed under a windshield wiper. Getting your first parking tag is practically a part of adjusting to your time at Murray State, whether it is because you’re running late and can’t find a spot in your zone right before a test or you’re looking for a spot coming in at the end of a weekend. But it shouldn’t be – and as usual, the administration has done nothing to address the problem of students looking for parking in all the wrong places. It’s not that there aren’t a plethora of parking spots on campus – the problem lies in where those spaces are located. Out of 7,131 parking spaces, 1,290 are west of 16th Street. Hold up – there are 7,131 parking spots on campus and how many students that attend Murray State? 10,832. If we’ve done our math correctly, that means the University is currently running a deficit of around 3,701 parking spots. That sounds like a lot, and it is, but once one takes into consideration that all of Murray State’s students are not on campus at the same time, the numbers don’t look so bad. You could be forgiven in thinking that fact alone means that there’s no real need for additional parking construction – but this is where the whole issue of parking spot placement comes to bear. Of the parking spots on campus, just 18 percent of all the parking on campus, lies west of 16th Street. And of those 1,290 spots, many are located so far from campus that for many students in a pinch, it is better to risk parking in the

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wrong zone and picking up a parking ticket than miss class. This shouldn’t be the case. We should not have to choose between a ticket or missing class. The administration, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that rather than address this problem, it will kick it further down the road by forming a committee to “study” the problem and offer solutions at some undeterminate period of time – which, in bureaucratic lingo basically means they’ve recognized the problem and will now proceed to do nothing about it except offer a typed packet of proposals that will go nowhere anytime soon. The sheer indifference of the administration to this problem is overwhelming and at the same time predictable. After all, what incentive does the administration have to authorize the construction of additional parking spaces? The University brings in quite a bit of revenue from parking tickets – to address this problem, that is, to build more parking, means depriving the University of a potential source of revenue, and we all know that the University always seems to be facing some kind of budget crisis (in spite of the University setting aside millions of dollars in its carry-forward fund last semester and making cuts to various programs on campus.) Folks, the University is not going to address this issue. Not in any substantive way. Not unless they are forced to address it. If you want more parking spaces and less opportunities to get a ticket, you’re going to have to make some noise. Writing letters to the administration can only get you so far – and at this point, the only language they’re going to understand is that of protest.

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Students should take advantage of Constitution Day programs Tuesday, there will be a series of events on campus to celebrate Constitution Day. Martin Battle, associate professor of political science and sociology, has put toDuane Bolin gether an Professor of history impressive program beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the third floor of the Curris Center and in Freed Curd Auditorium. Sessions will begin at 11 a.m and 2:30 p.m. in addition to the keynote address by Dana Nelson, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt professor of English and American studies at Vanderbilt University. She will speak on “The President, Democracy, and Permanent War.” in the Curris Center Theater at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. All Murray State students, yes, each of you, should attend as many of these events as possible. I want to also encourage our beloved international students to attend. America’s founders, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson and all the rest, certainly believed the crucial role that education must play in a republic. These founders argued that in America, where “We the People” rule, rather than a monarch or an oligarchy, it is crucial that the citizens of the nation, those who rule, be an educated citizenry. If the people are to rule, then they must be an educated people to rule wisely. Few Kentuckians know about James Madison’s and Thomas Jefferson’s Bluegrass con-

nections. It was Jefferson who penned the “Kentucky Resolution” in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798. And in 1822, William T. Barry, Kentucky’s lieutenant governor and head of an education commission charged with exploring the possibility of appropriations for a public school system in Kentucky, wrote to former president Madison, then back at Montpelier, his estate in Virginia. Too few Kentuckians remember that Kentucky led out in education reform in the years before the Civil War, long before the contentious educational reform arguments of today. Madison’s reply to Barry’s enquiry, written in an Aug. 4, 1822, letter to Barry, was based largely on his close friend Jefferson’s “Bill for the General Diffusion of Knowledge,” a bill that Jefferson defended in his “Notes on the State of Virginia,” published first in the 1780s as the only book that Jefferson ever wrote. (Notice the very similar terminology on the east facade of Pogue Library.) In Jefferson’s book, he wrote that the memories of children “may here be stored with the most useful facts from Grecian, Roman, European and American history.” Madison agreed, and in an early justification for university study abroad programs, he assured Kentucky’s lieutenant governor that “this is especially the case, with what relates to the Globe we inhabit, the Nations among which it is divided, and the characters and customs which distinguish them.” “An acquaintance with foreign Countries in this mode,” he wrote, “has a kindred effect with that of seeing them as travelers, which never fails in uncorrupted minds, to weaken local prejudices, and enlarge the sphere of

benevolent feelings. A knowledge of the Globe and its various inhabitants, however slight, might moreover, create a taste for Books of Travels and Voyages; out of which might grow a general taste for history, an inexhaustible fund of entertainment and instruction.” As a teacher of history, I relish Madison’s description of history as “an inexhaustible fund of entertainment and instruction.” Madison praised Kentucky’s early attempt in 1822 to improve its educational system, and he connected education to the wellbeing of a democratic republic: “The liberal appropriations made by the Legislature of Kentucky for a general system of Education cannot be too much applauded,” he wrote. “A Popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or Tragedy: or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” For Madison and Jefferson, freedom and education go together, or as Madison put it, “Liberty and learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support.” Why study history? For James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, we must all study history to ensure the survival and the prosperity of a democratic republic. Please take advantage of the various sessions of the Constitution Day program on the third floor of the Curris Center and in Freed Curd Auditorium throughout the day, this coming Tuesday, Sept. 17. You will be better for it. jbolin@murraystate.edu


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Letters to the Editor Many of you who read my editorials might find it a bit odd that I’m promoting the book and blog of a devoted Evangelical Christian. Her name is Rachel Held Evans and yes, I not only follow her blog, but I loved her book: “Evolving in monkey town: How a girl who knew all the answers learned to ask all the questions.” Despite living in the Bible Belt and being raised within the Christian cocoon, daughter of a preacher, graduate of a Bible college, trained in apologetics, schooled in denying evolution, taught that gays and heathens like me will burn in hell, she came to accept evolution with “a sneaking suspicion the scientists might be right” and that gays and non-Christians don’t deserve eternal fire. She believes firmly in the Christian faith and that it must itself evolve, i.e., change in light of new information. The young and even many middleaged folks in the U.S. are seriously

questioning or leaving Evangelical Christianity in droves. Why now? I think Rachel explained a key reason far better than I could: “No previous generation enjoyed such easy access to information or experienced such a profound sense of connectedness to the rest of the world.” Getting to know unbelievers and gay folks personally contributes as well. We do live in unprecedented times of instant information exchange, access to higher education and daily dialogue through social media, email, Internet, video and even TV and print news sources. The discussion of religion is constant and everywhere. Traditional religious ideas that promote division, repression, even hatred around the world are being questioned and jettisoned due to the spread of information and connection with our fellow humans. So from within Evangelical Chris-

It has been my displeasure to read the editorials of Devin Griggs, your Opinion Editor, for the past year or more. What is most disturbing is that they are published unopposed. Everyone has a right to their opinion. However, Mr. Griggs’ opinions are not only far left of center, they are generally unaccompanied by facts. For example, on August 23rd, he opined on the rights and needs of fast food workers. First of all, anyone who has visited a McDonald’s in recent years is aware that lots of older folks work there. So what? That is their choice. As for paying higher wages, it appears that Griggs is not aware of the fact that McDonald’s outlets are franchised. The franchisee makes wage decisions, and those decisions are based on supply and demand. In most instances, wages exceed the federal minimum wage. More importantly, workers are free to say no to what is offered, or yes, if they wish. If the wage offering is insufficient, the franchisee increases the wage offering until the workforce is sufficient to staff the outlet. Whether McDonald’s is a successful and profitable corporation is irrelevant to this discussion. Further, when comparing wages in the U.S. with those in a foreign country, one needs to consider, first, the currency exchange rate. In fact, the Australian dollar trades at a 9 percent discount to the U.S. dollar. Further, the cost of living in Australia is 30 percent to 100 percent higher than in the U.S. In particular, real estate costs are nearly double in Australia. Other consumer products range from 33 percent to 75 percent more highly priced, so wages would need to be substantially higher in Australia to come somewhere near a similar standard of living to that in the U.S. The Atlantic article to which he refers did make limited mention of the exchange rate but gave little notice to differences in other costs. Mr. Griggs didn’t mention these differences at all, suggesting, incorrectly, that cost/benefit are the same when clearly they are not. Our economy remains generally free, meaning that government does not intervene nor interfere with many decisions made in the private economy. The minimum wage, however, is government interference and a powerful case can be made for its abolition, but that is a separate argument.

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Wake me up when September ends tianity, secular activists now have unlikely allies. Based in reason and compassion, humanistic values that transcend all religions, folks like Rachel are changing it from within. Folks like me would like to push religion off the cliff as soon as possible, but being realists we will gladly take all the help we can get to diminish its grip. We are immensely glad she and others are evolving in their faith toward the normal human empathy and reason we all share, which is all too often pushed aside by the religious need of telling everyone else how they must live to satisfy some deity. The history of Christianity is predominantly the elimination of belief in one Bible verse after another as new knowledge and compassion for others makes supposedly inspired verses seem as cruel, primitive and man-made as they are. Like all religious folks I’ve ever met, Rachel is a smart person who

Regarding the question of unionization, that is up to the workers. However, should such action be taken, it is highly likely that the production of burgers, fries, et al. would be substantially mechanized, and many workers’ jobs would be eliminated. Were that to occur, would it matter what the few remaining workers were paid or whether they were unionized? If large cuts in staff are the result, what is the gain? The masses are deprived of employment. In our economy, everyone has opportunity. I came to Murray State with diverse work experience. Berry picking was my first job. Other youngsters did the same, but also lots of people much older and probably many illegals as well. We all needed work and it was not easy work, but we worked. Other jobs included washing and polishing cars at a local car dealer. Then it was odd jobs at a large retail chain. Following that, I swept floors at the local telephone company office. After my senior year in high school, I worked in a meat market, before taking a job as a statistician in the inspection division at a large company. A year later, I went on to attend Murray State. During college summers, I painted houses, clipped bushes and washed cars. While at Murray State, I planted grass on the athletic fields and did other odd jobs in the athletic department. During my junior and senior years, I managed the pool room in the Student Union. I didn’t need a union (or a federal minimum wage) for any of these jobs. Eventually, following graduation from Murray State and an MBA from the University of Kentucky, and following military service, I took my first professional job in a rural bank in Michigan and launched a career more than 51 years ago. All of this is described to show that these jobs, or not, were available at the wage offered. When markets are free to set prices, they are generally efficient and buyer and seller are happy with the results. Transactions occur. That is the nature of our economy. The same is true for employer and employee. Unfettered by government interference, our economy works pretty well. To paraphrase Churchill, “the system works, not necessarily well, but better than all the alternatives.”

can change her views in light of new information; she sounds kind of scientific to me, and rational, and enlightened, even secular. So I highly recommend reading her book. If the other unbelieving scum in the New Enlightenment secular movement can’t convince you to ignore even more of the Bible and lighten up on your fellow man, maybe she can.

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If Mr. Griggs’ and other students are looking admiringly at socialism as an alternative, they need look no further than the old Soviet Union, which collapsed or, incessantly, the failures of collectivism in North Korea and Cuba. Our economy and our form of government work better than all the others, even with our flaws and misbegotten laws that “try to help.” For those who do not agree with Mr. Griggs left wing diatribes, I suggest reading “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. I first read it as a student at Murray State, and it has guided my career. Every student, especially College of Business students, should read that book! The standard criticism of the protagonist is “selfishness.” But Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were shining examples of Ms. Rand’s objectivist philosophy. The two were genius problem-solvers, but they needed help – thus started and blossomed General Electric and Ford Motor, and without government help. Successful people always need to hire others to help and, out of their inventive genius comes jobs, lots of jobs. Government cannot do that – only our prosperous, wealth-creating private sector can do that. In the future, would it be possible for someone, anyone, to write columns in opposition to Mr. Griggs? Even the left of center Washington Post offers both sides of important stories, all the while editorializing in favor of the left side. To allow Griggs’ columns to be published unopposed is anti-intellectual. As for his opinions, a few facts to back them up would be a good idea.

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Editor’s Note: Contrary to Mr. Bauernfeind’s claims, The News publishes pieces that run counter to the opinion of the Opinion Editor and encourages opposing views for the express purpose of providing Murray State with a democratic and free press. We do not, however, go out of our way to ask students to write in specifically on an issue addressed by the Opinion Editor in his weekly column. We can’t publish what isn’t written to us, and we would like to again encourage anyone to send letters to dgriggs@murraystate.edu or letters@thenews.org.

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Wednesday marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Twelve years. It’s hard to believe that twelve years have come and gone since that Devin Griggs awful day. I Opinion Editor was in the fifth grade when the towers fell – and little did I know that here I would be, twelve years later, still living in a world fundamentally different than the one that existed before Sept. 11, 2001. Before the attacks, one could expect to “be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,” to quote the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Now, we live in an age of constant surveillance. Our every move on the Internet is logged and could be tracked without our knowledge, and without the government needing a warrant to get that information. Phone traffic is monitored. The federal government asserts that it has the “right” to open and read your mail. “Why should you be concerned if you’ve got nothing to hide” goes the usual refrain – but this is a nonsensical notion. The idea that every one of us doesn’t have something that we would rather not let the whole world know is preposterous. You don’t have to be harboring members of al-Qaida in your basement to not want NSA agents checking up on your embarrassing tastes in music or late-night proclivities. So long as the government of the U.S. has the ability to do these things, it has the ability to not only deter potential terrorist plots, but also the ability to blackmail its opponents on a large scale. “That would never happen!” so say those who forget history. As a confidential report leaked by WikiLeaks and published by Rolling Stone last year attests, the Department of Homeland Security was keeping a very close eye on Occupy Wall St., of all people. Interesting. Why target Occupy? The logic of the “homeland security” state is pretty obvious – because it opposes the day-to-day order that exists in the U.S. Therefore, its little more than a terrorist group, at least in the eyes of the Department of Homeland Security. Of course, Occupy isn’t the first domestic opposition group terrorized and blackmailed by the U.S. government. Martin Luther King was spied on, harassed and attempts were made at blackmailing him as late as the mid-1960s. We have seen terrible things done in the name of avenging the lives lost on Sept. 11, as well as our basic human rights violated in the name of fighting terrorism. We have allowed those who sought to destroy our way of life to do so. In shredding our liberties in the name of fighting terror, we have handed al-Qaida its greatest victory. We cannot triumph over alQaida until we restore our senseof-self as a free people. We will not “win” the War on Terror until we wake up and realize that.

Devin Griggs is president of the Murray State College Democrats. dgriggs@murraystate.edu

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Family Weekend event schedule FRIDAY 1-6:30 p.m. Parent registration, Curris Center 5-6:30 p.m. Welcome, Waterfield Library 7 p.m. Mr. MSU pageant 7:30 p.m. International film, Curris Center Theater

SATURDAY 9-10:30 a.m. Residential College reception, Residential Colleges 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Family picnic lunch, Quad 2–3 p.m. Fall fanfare concert, Lovett Auditorium 4-6 p.m. Tailgate dinner, Springer Residential College Lawn 6 p.m. Football vs. Missouri State, Roy Stewart Stadium 7:30 p.m. International Film, Curris Center

SUNDAY 8–10 a.m. Farewell breakfast, Winslow Dining Hall

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LOCAL NEWS During execution of a search warrant on Duiguid Drive on Wednesday morning, Murray Police discovered what appeared to be an active meth lab. The lab, described as a “one step” lab, was discovered in the residence of George Belcher, 48, of Murray. Belcher was charged with first-offense manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.

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U.S. officials address Syria WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House tried Wednesday to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic option to secure Syria's chemical weapons on Russia rather than the United States. Secretary of State John Kerry is now headed for Geneva to work on a Russian proposal for international inspectors to seize and destroy the deadly stockpile. On a different diplomatic front aimed at taking control of the stockpile away from the Assad government, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council met Wednesday at Russia's U.N. mission to consider goals for a new resolution requiring Syria's chemical weapons to be dismantled. They left without commenting, but whether a U.N. resolution should be militarily enforceable was already emerging as a point of contention. Rebels who had hoped U.S.-led strikes against the Syrian government would aid their effort expressed disappointment, if not condemnation of the U.S., over President Barack Obama's decision to pursue diplomacy in the wake of a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs last month that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people. “We're on our own,” Mohammad Joud, an opposition fighter in the war-shattered northern city of Aleppo, said via Skype. “I always knew that, but thanks to Obama's shameful conduct, others are waking up to this reality as well.” With the American public focus on diplomacy rather than military might, Vice President Joe Biden and senior White House officials summoned House Democrats and Republicans for classified briefings. The sessions followed up Obama's nationally televised address in which he kept the threat of U.S. airstrikes on the table and said it was too early to say whether the Russian offer would succeed. White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to put a deadline on diplomatic efforts to resolve the standoff but said bringing Syria's chemical weapons stockpile under control “obviously will take some time.” “Russia is now putting its prestige on the line,” he said. Asked whether U.S. prestige also was on the line, Carney said: “The United States leads in these situations. And it's not always popular and it's not always comfortable.” On Capitol Hill, action on any resolution authorizing U.S. military intervention in Syria was on hold, even an alternative that would have reflected Russia's diplomatic offer. Senators instead debated an energy bill. “The whole terrain has changed,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told reporters after a meeting of Democrats on the Senate Foreign

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney gestures as he speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday. Relations Committee. “We want to make sure we do nothing that's going to derail what's going on.” That didn't stop Republicans from announcing their opposition to Obama's initial call for military strikes and criticizing the commander in chief. Sen. Deb Fischer, RNeb., who had attended a Sunday night dinner with Obama and Biden, accused the president of engaging in “pinball diplomacy.” “Unfortunately, what we've seen from the commander in chief so far has been indecision, verbal gymnastics and a reluctance to step up and lead,” Fischer said in a statement. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., an advocate of aggressive U.S. military intervention for months, said he was concerned that the Russian plan could be a “rope-a-dope” delaying tactic while “the slaughter goes on.” Obama said the United States and its allies would work with Russia and China to present a resolution to the U.N. Security Council requiring Syrian President Bashar Assad to give up his chemical weapons and ultimately destroy them. Russia and China, both permanent Security Council members, have vetoed three Western-backed resolutions aimed at pressuring Assad to end the conflict. That has left the U.N.'s most powerful body paralyzed as the war escalates and the death toll surpasses 100,000. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier this week called the council's paralysis embarrassing. “What the secretary-general has been pressing for is the Security Council to come to a united decision,” U.N. associate spokesman Farhan Haq said Wednesday. “It's crucially important at this late stage of the

war that they come together and take some action that can prevent both the problems regarding the use of chemical weapons and the wider problem of solving this conflict.” American ships in the Mediterranean Sea remained ready to strike Syria if ordered, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said. Syrian rebels appeared skeptical the U.S. forces would be put to use, saying the Americans have repeatedly defaulted on promises to assist their rebellion. They point to Obama's statement in June that he would provide lethal aid to the rebels. Meanwhile, the Syrian leader's forces have gained the advantage. “Assad's regime is going to be stronger because while they've agreed to give up their chemical weapons, they get to keep everything else to fight the opposition that has lost territory in the past year and has now suffered a big blow,” said Ayham Kamel, a Middle East analyst. Violence continued Wednesday when government warplanes hit a field hospital in the town of al-Bab near Aleppo, killing 11 people and wounding dozens more, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The group, which relies on reports from activists on the ground, said a Yemeni doctor was among those killed in the airstrike. “I think that Obama is the most cowardly American president,” said Rabie Mahameed, a Syrian refugee from the southern town of Daraa, now living at the sprawling refugee camp of Zaatari, in Jordan. “What is he waiting for, another two years of killing until all the Syrians get killed? There is no peaceful solution.”


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University arboretum opens URSA finds Mary Bradley Contributing writer mbradley@murraystate.edu

Faculty, staff and students gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Hutson School of Agriculture’s renovated Arboretum Thursday afternoon. The multi-use facility contains crops, a pond, greenhouses, gardens, pathways on 16-acres of land. “The Arboretum definitely has become a community and city resource,” Tony Brannon, dean of Hutson School of Agriculture, said. “It’s first and foremost a living, breathing educational laboratory for our students.” The Arboretum also contains miles of pathways and a public garden, which are available to students and the community for recreational use. The grand opening focused on the past, present and future of the Arboretum with dedication to the late Mabel Garrett Pullen, a former professor, and her husband Stanley Pullen. Mabel Pullen donated the farm to Murray State and gave the Huston School of Agriculture $1 million for scholarships after her death in 1995.

Pat Williams, associate professor of agriculture, experienced the Arboretum first hand before its renovations when he joined the University in 2000. “When I arrived, there was the classroom and one greenhouse,” Williams said. “Which means the parking lot was gravel, there was no dumpster, the only trees were the big ones here, and no sidewalks, no planting beds, no building.” Over the years students were guided by professors to create a new and improved laboratory to study horticulture. The addition of the pond allows for students to learn in depth about aquatic plants, which before had not been available. Sophomore Kaitlin Ziesmer, an Arboretum worker, said she believes the Arboretum can provide new opportunities to students like herself. “We didn’t have anything with aquatic plants,” Ziesmer said. “It used to be a few trees and now it’s a great learning experience for classes.” Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer spoke highly of the Hutson School of Agriculture, regarding it as the top agriculture program in the

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Community members gather at the Arb oretum Monday afternoon for the g r a n d o p e ni n g . state of Kentucky. The Arboretum is open for community enjoyment and is a promising opportunity for future research and development, Comer said. “All of the projects at Murray State’s School of Agriculture are making a positive impact on our community and on our economy here in Kentucky,” Comer said. “And you’re developing the future

leaders of agriculture here at Murray State.” The Arboretum, located a mile away from campus at 300 Hickory Drive, has many opportunities for students and citizens to become involved in its continued growth. “I want to commend everyone that has a part of this,” Comer said. “I can’t say enough good things about Murray State.”

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KAPPA DELTA: The Delta Iota chapter of Kappa Delta welcomed 113 new members Sunday night after a weekend of rec ruitment. After being inactive since 1984, the chapter will became the 150th active c hapter in the nation. Kappa Delta will be consid ered a colony for seven weeks during a new member program before it officially becomes an ac tive c hapter again Oct. 27.

Following unexpected budgetary issues, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity has now obtained the necessary funds to offer Research Scholar Fellowships for this academic year. David Eaton, an URSA board member, said there were multiple signals at the beginning of the school year that money was going to be tight for fellowships. He said although the $19,000 budget URSA is allotted for the year was left untouched, as of Tuesday it had yet to receive the additional funding from the Provost Office it requires to offer research fellowships. In past years, the research fellowships awarded by URSA have been worth approximately $2,000 each: $1,500 in stipend money and $500 for supplies a student may require for their work. This year, URSA will be offering three $1,000 research fellowships with an accompanying $500 supply budget to each recipient. Jody Cofer, program coordinator of URSA, said typically the office can expect anywhere from 12-25 research fellowship applications. He said the number of participants vary from year to year and it affects funding. As uncertainty about funding loomed last week, URSA issued a release which said the Sept. 5 deadline for research fellowship applications was being moved back as options were explored.

“To put it bluntly,” Cofer said, “we give out money and we give out resources to enable students and mentors to go out and do these projects. If we don’t have resources then we’re not in business.” However, on Wednesday, URSA released a new statement which said funding had been found and named the new deadline for submission Sept. 24. Prior to finding funding, Eaton proposed to the rest of URSA’s board that if additional funding was not found, instead of offering one or two reduced fellowships, they instead offer more grants, which he said could be used around campus. Cofer thanked Bob Jackson, associate vice president of Institutional Advancement, the Murray State Foundation staff, Provost Jay Morgan and Interim President Tim Miller for aiding URSA in their search for funds. Although URSA has now secured the money to provide research fellowships again this year, the money is being provided through scholarships, rather than fellowships, in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Scholarships. Cofer said this could potentially affect a recipient and impact their financial aid situation if the recipient were already at their need level for scholarships. He said it would bring down the amount which could be awarded to them. Cofer said they will take this into account when they select fellowship recipients.

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Athletes giving back It seems as though the professional sports world never stops receiving criticism. There’s always something coming up that gives athletes a bad name. Taylor Crum Whether it is Assistant the use of Sports Editor steroids or the fact that athletes get paid unbelievable amounts of money, the sports realm is always taking hits. Don’t get me wrong, I do not agree with steroid usage, and I do not believe an athlete should get paid more than those who help people for a living – like doctors, policemen or firemen. However, there are a lot of great things to boast about in the sports domain instead of always focusing on the negatives. One of the best things about sports is the charity players give. Nothing makes me more proud than seeing an athlete I adore help those who are less fortunate. So instead of using this column to rag on athletes because they are overpaid, I’m going to praise the athletes who use their wealth to spread joy to others. First up, Albert Pujols. As much as I complain about him being a traitor because I’m a die-hard Cardinals fan, you have to hand it to the man. He’s a great person. He created the Pujols Family Foundation, which raises money and awareness for families with children living with Down syndrome. This foundation is near and dear to my heart because my best friend’s brother has Down syndrome. No one will ever know the challenges a family goes through when their child has this disease. It’s a full-time job that can never be retired from. Next is Jason Witten, tight end for the Dallas Cowboys and my favorite athlete of this era, who created a foundation called Jason Witten’s Score Foundation. This foundation has done numerous things for different causes. It has provided family abuse shelters with positive male mentors. It gives back to the Boys & Girls Club by promoting youth learning and wellness. It has also provided an emergency waiting room in Niswonger Children’s Hospital of Johnson City, Tenn. Other athletes help fight childhood cancer, a disease that breaks my heart to think about. Whether you consider NASCAR a sport or not, Jeff Gordon is one athlete who gives back to those who are affected by this terrible disease. The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation gives those with childhood cancer the ability to obtain a superb level of primary care and gives to medical research to find a cure. There are many kind-hearted athletes who really care about others more than themsleves. It’s comforting to know that there are athletes who use their talents to change the lives of others. If every athlete used their privileges for the greater good, professional sports and athletes would not be downgraded as much, and the world would be a much better place. tcrum3@murraystate.edu

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Through the first two games of the 2013 season, the Racers have had extreme ups and downs. In the first game, they were throttled by a far superior Football Bowl Subdivision team. The next week, they handed down an even bigger beating of their own, defeating the NAIA Campbellsville Tigers. This week, however, the Racers finally square off against an Football Championship Subdivision opponent as Missouri State visits Roy Stewart Stadium tomorrow evening. Head Coach Chris Hatcher said those first two games helped find out who the team is. “I consider (the last two weeks) as preseason games as we head into FCS play,” Hatcher said. “I think we made some improvement in areas, but the goal these last couple weeks was to find out who we are as a football team and what we’re going to be good at.” After suffering a big loss at Missouri to open the season, the Racers responded last Saturday night, defeating NAIA opponent Campbellsville 83-14. Senior running back Duane Brady led the attack with four first-half rushing touchdowns. Sophomore quarterback Maikhail Miller also had a big first half, completing 17 of 21 passes for two touchdowns and 240 yards through the air. Brady gave all the credit to his offensive line. “We had great blocking on the perimeter so all I had to do was run the ball and make a couple cuts,” Brady said. Midway through the second quarter, the Racers found themselves with a 48-0 lead and an opportunity to insert several backup players into the game. Freshman running back Marcus Holliday took advantage of the rare playing time, leading the team in rushing and scoring his first career touchdown. He finished the night with 132 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. “We have high hopes for Marcus,” Hatcher said. “In the situation that we’re in, he’s a redshirt freshman and he’s got two experienced running backs Kate Russell/The News

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Senior Duane Brady (6) helped lead the Racers to an 83-14 victory. The team broke Murray State’s modern day scoring record.

Racer One, jockey bring original flair this season

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Cheering for Racer One as he rounds the track at Roy Stewart Stadium is one of the oldest and most exciting traditions for Murray State students. Yet, never has a jockey been a Murray native – until this year. Senior Brooklyn Hjerpe did not even know she was the first rider from Murray until after she secured the position. It is a dream she has had for several years now. “When I was a little girl we used to come up here and I’d watch Racer One go around,” she said. “I knew I wanted to be Racer One one day.” She also brings something else unique to the table. While most riders are required to get to know horses provided by the University, Hjerpe actually saddles up on her own horse. Diego – Racer One to Murray State fans – is a horse she adopted seven years ago. At the age of two, he survived Hurricane Katrina. She was not originally going to ride her own

Women take first place at Drake Creek Invitational

horse if she got the position. Gary Atkerson, a lecturer at Murray State, oversees the care and handling of Racer One. He said riders typically use a horse provided by the University. However, exceptions are made if the jockey does not feel comfortable atop those horses. That was the case this year, and the seven-year relationship Hjerpe developed with Diego allowed her to bring him in. First, though, Hjerpe had to beat out six or seven other candidates. She had to go through riding tryouts and an interview session. “It’s really important to being able to stop the horse and control the horse,” she said. “I just got on different horses and ran them and brought them back down.” A week later she found out she would be the one to suit up at home games. She now spends countless hours training her horse throughout the week. “We like to try to ride the horse about five days a week,” Hjerpe said. “Some days if he’s acting

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Expectations were high as the women’s golf team hosted the Drake Creek Invitational in Ledbetter, Ky., Sept. 9-10. The Racers won the tournament overall by 28 shots, and senior Delaney Howson led the rest of the field by 13 shots. Head Coach Velvet Milkman said she was confident before the tournament got started. “I knew it was a tournament that we could win because we were comfortable on that golf course,”

Milkman said. “Delaney is our senior, a very good player. I anticipated her to do very well. I knew she could win if she played to her potential.” Howson is not unaccustomed to winning on home turf. After winning the Time Warner Classic at Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray last season, she set her sights on this week’s tournament. “I guess throughout my four years I had wanted to win both of our home tournaments,” Howson said. “I had won Miller last year, so I made it a goal to win Drake’s home tournament.” Howson is the first Racer to win

this tournament individually, and was named OVC Golfer of the Week.

Winning by that much just showed we’re here to compete even though we’re young. - Delany Howson Milkman spoke highly of Howson, while also giving credit to the

rest of her young squad for the team win. “I’m very proud of her, but I wouldn’t have been able to win this event if the team hadn’t played well all around,” she said. Sophomore Sophie Hillier placed sixth in the tournament, while freshmen Sydney Trimble and Jackie Van Meter shared fourth place overall. They all accompanied Howson on the AllTournament team. “We have a very young team this year, and for us to go out and win by 28 shots, it was a little shock-

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RACER From Page 1 silly, you have to adjust what you want to do according to how he’s acting. For the most part we trot him a lot and get him to build up his muscles.” Training involves more than keeping the horse in good physical shape, though. He also has to become mentally acclimated to the surrounding atmosphere. “This takes a very special horse,” Atkerson said. “99.9 percent of horses would not be able to do this job.” He said the smarter the horse is, the more aware he will be. “We really need one dumber than a rock to do it,” Atkerson said. “Her horse is extremely intelligent. That’s one of the problems he’s having, is he’s thinking too much.” To help calm Racer One down, his team has to simulate as much of gameday as

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possible. They wave flags around him and the band plays live to get him used to the beating of the drums as he rounds the track. During his debut last week, Racer One showed a bit of uneasiness toward the crowd and band after touchdowns. Hjerpe was able to control him and help him through it, though. “Just smile and push him forward, that’s all you can do,” she said. “He trusts me pretty well, so usually if I can encourage him to go on, he will.” Atkerson said the horse can tell if the jockey has control, and that affects everything. “If the rider can maintain control of the horse and has confidence in the horse, then the horse feels that and goes on and does his job,” he said. Hjerpe said it takes almost all day to get him ready. She will ride Racer One early in the day, then stretch and groom him. After she goes home to get ready, they bring the horse to

the stadium about two hours before game time. The rest of the team walks Racer One around the track while Hjerpe meets the fans. Atkerson said the program has changed drastically since the first time he had the job 20 years ago. “It’s a show now,” he said. “Before it was simple. We just bring the horse over here, saddle up, score a touchdown and run around.” Now, he said, there are activities going on all around for which his team has to adjust. Atkerson said most people do not realize how unique and difficult their task is. He has known Hjerpe since she was a freshman, and he said that has helped everything. “It’s been easy to work with her, and she’s a very talented horse person that we’re very fortunate to have,” he said. “I couldn’t do this job without this young lady. She is the star, and we’re just support players. She makes it work.”

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FIRST From Page 1 ing,” Howson said. “Usually your first tournament as a freshman can be a little shaky, but they were very consistent and showed a lot of maturity.” Hoswon said the team expected to have a pretty good chance of winning. “Winning by that much just showed that we’re here to compete even though we’re young,” she said. As for the rest of the season, both Howson and Milkman said the combination of this win and continued hard work will move them forward with confidence. “We still have to continue to work very hard,” Milkman said. “We’re off to a good start, but there’s still room for improvement. But I’m pleased with where we started and know there’s potential to do well for the rest of the year.” Milkman said she expects the confidence gained will feed over into the next event against Louisville. The Racers will compete in the Cardinal Cup Monday and Tuesday.

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From Page 1 who happen to be really good in front of him. If something was to happen to the other two we’d have no problem sticking him in the game.” Junior linebacker Chavez Sims also had a big game, racking up four sacks and six tackles, while also forcing a fumble. The Mize, Miss., native transferred to Murray after playing two seasons at Jones County Junior College. In his first year at Murray State, Sims missed most of spring practice due to illness. After returning to Murray for fall camp in August, Sims had to leave the team due to the death of his mother. “He’s a guy that hasn’t practiced a lot, but you’re talking about a fine young man and a hard worker,” Hatcher said. “He really played well the other night, and he’s really starting to come into his own, and that’s something we need at that position.” The Racers now prepare to open their FCS schedule with Missouri State. It will mark the eighth meeting between the two teams - the most

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The Racer had no trouble stopping the Tigers’ offense in route to their 83-14 victory Saturday. recent coming last year when Murray State narrowly escaped Springfield with a 28-23 victory. The Bears are off to an 0-2 start after dropping games to Northwestern State and Iowa. They are looking end to 10game, non-conference losing streak dating back to the 2010. Missouri State is led by a stout defense returning 10 starters from

last season. Its defense revolves around AllAmerican safety Caleb Schaffitzel and senior defensive back Sybhrian Berry, who registered 10 tackles last week against Iowa. “Defensively, they have one of the better fronts that we face all year,” Hatcher said. “Offensively, they do a good job of being balanced and mixing the

passing game in with the running game. They’re just a solid team and it shows.” With the first two games of the season under their belts, the Racers will look to see how they stack up against more evenly matched competition. The Racers and Bears kick off Saturday at 6 p.m. at Roy Stewart Stadium.

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Season opens with new field Taylor Crum Assistant Sports Editor tcrum3@murraystate.edu

The softball team has its first matchup of the fall season this weekend when they play a double-header against St. Catherine at home on its new field. Head Coach Kara Amundson has been preparing the Racers for the new season and said she could not be more excited to see how the fall season takes place. “We’ve only been going at it for about two and a half weeks, but what I have seen so far that excites me is a lot of different players that can contribute in a lot of different ways,” Amundson said. “There are a lot of returners and new players who are bringing a lot of really good things to the table right now, so I’m excited to see what they do this weekend.” In preparation for the season, Amundson said the team is working hard in practice. “Getting out there and practicing and working on some different fundamental stuff this past week, we finally were able to put some key defensive plays in and just trying to get a lot of hitting drills done,” she said. The Racers will have a tough start to their season, considering the first competition of the 2013 season is a doubleheader. Amundson said playing doubleheaders is tough for everyone involved. “I think the toughest thing for a player is making sure they stay fo-

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After several delays in construction last semester, Racer Field is finally read to serve as the new home for softball games. cused the whole entire time,” Amundson said. She said softball games usually last anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours. The team is usually at the field about two hours before the game to warm up. So, the team can be outside for as many as four or five hours, and Amundson said staying focused the whole time is difficult for the team. She said it is easy to lose focus because these games do not really count against the record.

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“It’s our job to kind of keep them in the game,” Amundson said. “I think the fall season is much different because all of these games are just exhibitions.” Despite the long hours in the dirt, Amundson said she and the team could not be more excited to be starting its new season on its new field. “It’s incredible,” Amundson said. “Our weight room and our coaches’ offices are all right here, so being able to just walk upstairs and see a firstclass facility that’s ours and something we can take pride and

ownership in is pretty awesome.” Amundson said the atmosphere will be different this year just because of the location of the field. “If you asked a lot of the regular student body where the softball field was last year they’d have no idea,” Amundson said. “It’s visible, so we’re pretty excited to get some new people stopping by a couple of our innings and seeing what kind of fan base we can get out there.” The team will take to Racer Field for its doubleheader at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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The soccer team has not played a game for nearly two weeks, but it has been making adjustments to its gameplay. Though the Racers are off to the best start in program history, Head Coach Beth Acreman has used the time off to train and try to improve. “We’ve enjoyed our little break in the middle of the season because it gives us a chance to really train,” Acreman said. “When you have games on the weekend, you have to manage fatigue. We didn’t have to worry about that too much, so we trained the girls hard.” The Racers’ defense has yet to allow a goal this season, but Acreman said the team has to become more disciplined, especially on the back line. “We’ve had some successful results, but we weren’t looking as clean as we needed to,” Acreman said. Acreman said they found their weak areas when she brought the team in to watch game film from this season. “Sometimes the girls aren’t reading the game as well as we need them to, so watching film showed them that,” she said.

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Senior Rebecca Bjorkvall takes the ball away from a UALR opponent. Senior midfielder Shauna Wicker said watching herself and her teammates on game film was an eye-opening experience. “It’s crazy because you sit back, watch yourself and say, ‘oh that does happen,’ ” Wicker said.

The focus for the past two weeks has been defense, but according to the coaching staff, inter-squad scrimmages allowed them to see how the team was learning. Sophomore defender Taylor Stevens said the scrimmages did more

for the team than just show the defensive improvements. “The scrimmage was good because those who aren’t in the starting lineup got a chance to see what it’s like to be on the field for a full game,” Stevens said. “They’ve been really competitive. I think that’s why we are so strong because the starters are being pushed by the subs.” Wicker said the team enjoyed its break, but they are ready to return to the action. “I’m missing games,” Wicker said. “I’d rather play any day, but we’ve been able to come together as a team and it will help us later.” Coach Acreman’s goal for the final three non-conference games are to worry about their own team and not who the Racers are playing. “We need to work with the ball more and become more dangerous in the attacking side,” Acreman said. The Racers’ first opponent on their weekend road trip is South Alabama, who has lost one game this season. “South Alabama has had a couple of players score multiple goals this season, so we need to shut them down and show what we have been working on,” Acreman said. The Racers travel to play South Alabama today at 7 p.m.

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There are no rules There is a photograph of me floating around in my parents’ wallets and deep in their Facebook pages. I had bright red curly hair, fat cheeks and I’m dressed Lexy Gross in full Dallas Editor-in-Chief Cowboys’ attire. That photo haunts me to this day. What it proves is the undying love for football I have experienced since birth. Whether it’s the Cowboys, the Racers, Notre Dame or the newly formed McCracken County Mustangs, I follow and support with vigor. Something about football, something about the game and the thrill of watching a touchdown pass in what feels like slow motion is enlivening. My brother, Levi, plays for McCracken County in Paducah, Ky., and I don’t know how many times I’ve bored my friends telling them about his accomplishments. As the sophomore junior varsity captain and varsity second-string linebacker, Levi has worked hard and his family has supported him every step of the way. Recently, I covered McCracken County’s first home football game for Paducah Life Magazine. The beginning of an era, local newspapers called it. It most definitely was. I can’t begin to describe the rush of keeping statistics, live-tweeting games or trying to remember exactly what the consequence is of a given penalty. I loved running down the bleachers in the fourth quarter from the press box, going out onto the sidelines and quickly forming interview questions before the last quarter ended. All I know is, it’s my dream job. It’s never mattered to me how much of a difference the score is, whether I drove to Trigg County and took photographs in 20-degree weather. What mattered was the overwhelming happiness I experienced when I read through my story the next day. It’s a surreal experience, and for some reason writing news hasn’t led me to the same place very many times. I know I’ve had success in writing news and I know I’ll probably do well down the road. And I don’t dislike it – but every time I even attend my brother’s games I’m reminded how different it would be to focus on sports. I was overwhelmingly jealous of fellow reporters at The Tennessean, where I interned over summer. While I attended press conferences, they were attending Tennessee Titans practices. They reported on how well Jake Locker was predicted to play in the upcoming season. They even asked questions no one else would after four Vanderbilt football players were kicked off the team. I know I may never be a sports writer down the road, or ever continuously cover football as a beat. But if somehow, I could even string one game a season, I would be happy. A quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald sums it up perfectly. “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. “There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing.” cgross2@murraystate.edu

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The volleyball team has faced extreme highs and lows this season after playing different caliber teams. After being defeated in their first tournament this season, the Racers came home last weekend with a tournament win under their belt, beating all three teams they faced. Head Coach David Schwepker was ecstatic about the team’s success. “I loved it, of course,” Schwepker said. “We pulled a really hard match out on Friday night, and then we stayed very stable for most of the day on Saturday.” Schwepker said there was a major difference in the way the Racers played in the first tournament and the tournament they competed in lsat weekend. “I think what we did was we gave a lot of

good offense to the teams instead of just giving them easy balls,” Schwepker said. He said during the previous weekend, the team was always on the defense, but for this tournament, the Racers put other teams on the defense. However, after coming home with spirits high, the Racers took a tough loss against Evansville Tuesday night. Schwepker said he was disappointed because of the way the team lost. “There was a point where I think we gave up,” he said. “We can take a loss if we can learn from it. It’s kind of hard to take losses if we keep doing the same thing over and over.” Schwepker could not deny that the Racers faced a hectic week. “It’s just kind of a whirlwind week,” Schwepker said. “We don’t really get a lot of down time to work on anything.”

The Racers will continue the busy week with a tournament in Dayton, Ohio, this weekend. “It’s a rough time for athletes when there’s a bunch of traveling,” Schwepker said. “Sometimes I think being at home is more distracting, though. Crowds are awesome, but a lot of times when you’re on the road you’re in your own little bubble.” Schwepker said he is optimistic about the upcoming tournament, when the Racers will meet Indiana State, Wright State and Robert Morris. “We’re going up there to compete and we’re going up there to win,” Schwepker said. “I would like to think that every tournament we’re in we have a chance to win.” The Racers will take the floor at 3:30 p.m. today against Indiana State and finish off the tournament Saturday against Wright State and Robert Morris.

Final round leaves men’s golf Runners finish third, fifth third at opening tournament in Eastern Invitational Staff Report The men’s golf team kicked off its 2013 season this week in Pineville, Ky., taking third in the Wasioto Winds Fall Kick Off at Wasioto Winds Golf Course at Pine Mountain State Park. Heading into the third and final round on Tuesday, the Racers found themselves in second place, four shots off the lead pace set by UT Martin. The Racers faltered in the final round, however, posting their highest team score of the tournament. Meanwhile, the Skyhawks proceeded to post the lowest round of the day and won the tournament with a combined score of 853. Walters State Community College finished second, shooting 884, and the Racers rounded out

the top three with 888. Morehead State, Pikeville, Bellarmine and Spalding rounded out the finishing order. The Racers were led by junior Jordan Smith and sophomore Preston French, who posted scores of 217 and 218 respectively, good for seventh and eighth place finishes. Other Murray State scores included sophomore Chasten Howard, who finished 17th with a score of 224. Sophomore Jared Gosser took 21st with 225 and freshman Matthew Zakutney finished his first collegiate tournament with a score of 245. The Racers now look ahead to Sept. 23-24 when they compete in the Cardinal Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Louisville. The tournament will take place at the Cardinal Golf Club Course in Simpsonville, Ky.

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The cross-country teams met their own expectations in the Eastern Illinois Invitational Sept. 16. Junior Abbie Oliver presented the fastest time for the women’s team and sophomore Cole Cisneros led the men in the 8K course. The women finished third out of 12 teams, six of which were OVC schools. Southern Illinois took first place, while Eastern Illinois finished second. For the men, the Racers came in fifth place, while Eastern Illinois took first. Out of 138 runners, Oliver placed 10th with a time of 18:46.94. Junior Brittany Bohn finished close behind Oliver in 12th with a time of 18:46.01. Sophomore Alicyn Hester, senior Carolyne Tanui and sophomore Leah Krause all finished in the top 30.

Cisneros finished 29th in his first 8K with a time of 26:43.92. Freshmen Mitch Harris and Neil Yocky followed Cisneros, finishing within three seconds of one another. Head Coach Jenny Severns said the teams are doing well, considering they are ahead of where they were this time last year. Severns said she is confident that her runners will continue to improve. “I’m content with where they are, but I’m not satisfied,” she said. Oliver said the fast times so far this season give her some confidence. “I just don’t want to get over confident,” she said. “I just work hard and hope to come back the next week with an even better time.” Severns said the entire team is improving each week and she expects a lot out of this team come October. Both teams have a week off of competition before the Saluki Invitational.

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As the season shifts, leaves begin to fall – the stigmas associated with depression and anxiety following suit. Sept. 8 marked the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week. Across the nation, people are speaking out in order to raise awareness in their communities. The organization To Write Love On Her Arms raised awareness through its social media and blogs by promoting its message and encouraging people to share their stories of struggle and survival. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline encouraged people to join in the global candlelight vigil Tuesday, Sept. 10, which is National Suicide Prevention Day. Other organizations hosted 5K walks, seminars and workshops to raise awareness about the mental health declines that lead to suicide. People often become familiar with the statistic “suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people.” However, those affected by depression and suicide know all too well that these numbers are more than statistics, they are loved ones. In America, every 13 minutes someone commits suicide. In 2010, Kentucky recorded 631 suicides. Despite the shocking statistics, suicide still remains a misconceptualized topic. However, in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, a select few students, faculty members and University organizations have taken it upon them-

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Theater Delta pulled at the heartstrings of Murray State students and faculty Tuesday night in Mason Hall Auditorium as it presented interactive plays to the audience. In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, the Murray State Women’s Center welcomed Theater Delta to campus to raise awareness of issues surrounding students on college campuses across the nation with its performances of “Accepting of Others?” and “Down in the Dumps?” In late July, Ben Saypol, director of Theater Delta, contacted Murray State about his program and what it has to offer. Women’s Center Director Abigail French then decided to look into their performances. “I called Ben Saypol and talked to him about the different things they do,” French said. “The director of Counseling Services and I decided we really wanted to bring the depression and suicide performance to campus to raise awareness.” Based out of North Carolina, The-

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I n the interac ti ve p l ay “ Dow n i n the Dum ps” c haracters are c onfronted by m emb ers of the aud i ence. ater Delta is dedicated to promoting social change as well as engaging its audience in critical thinking and solving the problems the actors portray on stage. “We do our homework and research the topics we present to create realistic situations,” Saypol said. “We let the audience drive the conversations and look for keywords to help students understand the complexities of the issues we portray.”

Each performance falls under different categories which include health and wellness, social justice, academics and medical issues. “These performances really get the audience thinking about how to react and respond to different situations they will encounter,” French said. Theater Delta is accustomed to performing for audiences of all sizes. The company adapts to engage even the largest audience, as many as 500

people. Tuesday night, however, Theater Delta performed for approximately 50 students during each performance. To begin, Saypol stood in the middle of the room, surrounded on three sides by the crowd. He addressed the topics that would be covered in the skit. Audience members then watched as the three characters acted out a scene very similar to everyday interactions on a col-

lege campus. Later, the characters were confronted by the audience members and answered questions about the actions they chose and words they said. After an extensive conversation about the issues presented in the scene, members of the audience were given the opportunity to see the scene again. This time, however, they were allowed to yell “stop” and replace a character in the scene and handle it differently. During the first performance, “Accepting of Others?,” the interactivity allowed students to practice how to deal with issues such as racism, homophobia and sexism. In the following performance, the students confronted a young woman struggling with depression and offered solutions to aid her in recovery. Overall, the students and faculty participated by raising questions about what is acceptable in society and the reasons behind those social norms. The interactive theater mediated these conversations in order to create open dialogue about social issues and encourage change in the students who attended.

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Six months ago, Zach Peacock, senior from Cadiz, Ky., told The Murray State News he was working with his band, Peacock and the Feathers, to create their first full-length album. At the time, he had no idea when it would be ready. “It feels great to finally have everything coming together,” Peacock said. “It has been a great experience and a lot of work, but definitely one of my favorite projects ever.” Beginning today, the album will be available for purchase through many outlets including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. “We are going to post it all over the bloody web,” he said. “We will also be selling hard copies until we run out.” The band is also planning on playing shows in support of its album. “We actually are planning many different shows – now that the hard work is over, we can hit the road,” Peacock said. “We really felt we needed quality music up in order to facili-

tate growth on the road.” The band, consisting of Peacock, Trevor Harper, a non-student from Cadiz, Ky., and Ben Stone, senior from Owensboro, Ky., has been together for about two years now. But that was not the beginning for Peacock “I got started as a kid around the age of 14,” he said. “That is when I started writing music. Peacock and the Feathers are like a culmination of my whole career. We got started by fate, really.” Today, the band will be hosting a party at The Olive to support the release of its first album. “The release party will have tons of live music, local artists displaying their original works, dancing and our CD will be available to the public for the first time,” Peacock said. “It is going to be a killer party.” Though this is only the start for the band, Peacock is certain the band will remain together for a long time. “I’m certain that this is only the beginning,”

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From Page 5B selves to raise awareness and make changes on campus to better the lives of the people in this community. Murray State Counseling Services made information tables available in the Curris Center throughout the week. These tables included information pamphlets and suicide hotline cards to give to others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want students to feel like they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anyone to talk to,â&#x20AC;? said Abigail French, director of the Murray State Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These suicide hotline cards give the students information about who to call and how to cope.â&#x20AC;? In addition to the work that Counseling Services and the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center has put into making this week a success, professors and faculty have been on the lookout for students showing symptoms of depression. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The University has done really well with letting students know there are resources out there for them,â&#x20AC;? French said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had a ton of referrals this semester from housing, professors and the MAPs Work System. The faculty and staff are probably the biggest resource in directing students to the appropriate places.â&#x20AC;? Students have approached Counseling Services with a new idea for a support group on campus. The Survivors of Suicide Support Group, led by Sarah Kerrick, is a group for people who are dealing with loss of a family member, friend or classmates to suicide. According to Kerrick, the group intends to meet twice a month to provide a safe place for survivors to share their thoughts and feelings, as well as learn coping mechanisms. In order to prevent students from becoming overwhelmed, other possible changes on campus include reforming the Transitions 099 classes. The career guidance classes are required for all freshmen and transfer students to graduate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we have a lot of students that come in who have never faced so much responsibility before,â&#x20AC;? French said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The University has talked about reforming the classes to be more of a life skills class rather than career â&#x20AC;&#x201C; oriented to help students talk about issues and responsibilities they have never had before. I think it is a really great way to get information out to every student that comes onto campus.â&#x20AC;? According to Peggy Whaley, coordinator of advising in the office of Academic Affairs, the proposal for the idea will be brought to attention in the spring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are still in the preliminary stages of the class,â&#x20AC;? Whaley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the key aspects of the class is we want to add a student success lab.â&#x20AC;? So, as Suicide Prevention Week comes to a close, one message remains for people across the nation: do not be afraid to speak up and change the way people think of depression and suicide. These issues are common, especially in the lives of stressed college students. There are multiple free services available on campus as well as people willing to talk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think in general, we have a really stressed out culture,â&#x20AC;? French said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are really overloaded, all trying to do a little bit of everything and spread entirely too thin. I think students learning to manage stress and prioritize things would help to prevent further issues.â&#x20AC;?

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will help them make a splash into the music scene. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope this album helps us gain some recognition,â&#x20AC;? Peacock said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At least, we want people to listen to it and enjoy it for what it is â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an ambitious album coming from some do-it-yourself musicians with hopes and dreams. We are still growing; this album is just our first real indicator that we are making progress and not just standing still.â&#x20AC;?

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Vin Di esel take the reins i n the l atest i nstall ment of “R id d ic k.” I t i s the thi rd fi lm i n a scienc e fi cti on series di rec ted by Davi d Twohy.

Character chemistry clashes in ‘Riddick’ John Gruccio Contributing writer jgruccio@murraystate.edu

Thirteen years ago, a newcomer to the entertainment industry named Vin Diesel showed viewers exactly why you should fear the dark. After surviving attacks from both the humans and the monsters in “Pitch Black,” he found himself in a war with an undead emperor in “The Chronicles of Riddick.” He survived and even assumed what was once claimed by the man he killed. Now, after being left for dead on a god-forsaken planet, Riddick must fight for his life, once again, against vicious, life-sucking beasts and an even worse plague. In the film, Riddick has been betrayed by the menacing Vaako and thought to be

dead on a lifeless and sunscorched planet. Fighting for his life against countless alien predators, he soon activates an emergency beacon to escape the planet. There’s only one catch - the beacon will bring mercenaries to his aid. These mercenaries want Riddick’s head as a trophy and with time running out and a storm on the horizon, Riddick must survive even if he has to kill every last thing he sees. First off, Vin Diesel is a beast. I had to say it. This film, more than anything, plays to his strengths as a muscular man. Besides his somewhat interesting narration throughout the film, Diesel is beaten to a pulp and then left to defend himself with very little aid. In these types of situations, Diesel excels. As most of us have come

to love the “Riddick” series, this film will be labeled as the least favorite in the series. It serves as a great sci-fi and action movie, but there are only so many alien kills a film can handle. The movie may fall short, but Vin Diesel does not, he succeeds once again as Riddick. We truly get to see the inner warrior in this man. By inner warrior, I mean we get to see him hurt and bleed true action. The film also stars wrestler and upcoming star Dave Bautista, Katee Sackhoff of “Battlestar Galactica,” Jordi Molla and a small appearance by Karl Urban as Vaako. The film’s characters are, sad to say it, but what you would expect from a cheesy sci-fi flick. They are interesting characters, definitely diverse, but they con-

stantly clash. You hope to see them live and prosper, but truly wonder to yourself which one is going to be claimed under the title “most epic kill of the film.” There is no good meshing of these characters. It is a very rare thing for a director to stay with a film series throughout its entirety. Director David Twohy, thank you so much for coming back. This is very much a blessing to the film. Where

the film kind of falls in dialogue, as tongue and very much cheek dialogue as it may be, it triumphs with visual effects. With such amazing shots as Riddick fighting the monsters on a huge, towering cliff, only visible as lightning strikes behind them to a winged predator soaring around the desolate mountains, this film was captured with some great cameras and attention to detail.

Facts & Tidbits Movie: “Riddick” Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban Release Date: Sept. 6, 2013 Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller Similar to: “Pitch Black” and “The Hulk” Interesting Fact: Due to delayed financing, Vin Diesel funded production until the bank loan came through.

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Another season, part 2 Last week in my column (“Another season,”) I wrote about the shows I am disappointed to see go off the air. I only listed three, Savannah but there were Sawyer so many I Features Editor found during my research that were cancelled. But something else I noticed was the lack of television shows airing their pilot episodes this fall. I mean, I am well aware that there are a plethora of television shows that are new this year, but none of them seem to interest me. To be honest, the only one I’ve heard of without having to do any research into the topic is the new comedy cop show starring Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Now, I love Andy and was devastated when I discovered he was leaving “Saturday Night Live.” I can’t get enough of his band, The Lonely Island, and I miss all the digital shorts his group brought to the table during his time at “Saturday Night Live.” But, in all honesty, the previews I’ve seen for this show look stupid. The jokes are dull, and I find myself shaking my head in dismay the whole way through. The fact that this is the only show that I know of off the top of my head makes me fear for the future of television. If anyone knows of new television shows it would be me. After researching, I’m starting to doubt this season even more. I came across a list of shows on tvguide.com and have not even heard of a single one, except for, of course, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” There were 33 shows listed on the website and there is not a single one I plan on watching. Maybe I’m getting over my television phase. Who am I kidding. But maybe I am stuck dwelling on past shows instead of looking foward to new ones. I pray there will be shows that will be brilliant and prove me wrong after they air. Or, maybe next year, a great new batch of shows will make their way on to my television screen. I guess my current favorites including “Parks and Recreation,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Community,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Modern Family” will have to keep me busy this television season. ssawyer@murraystate.edu

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Free ice cream was one of the many indulgences offered during the 14th annual Ice Cream Festival.

The Murray community screams for free ice cream. Last weekend was the 14th annual Purity Ice Cream Festival held in downtown Murray. It lasted two days filled with fun for the kids and adults. Activities included jump houses, a vintage car show and live music. “The festival has been a success story,” said Denna Wright, head of the Murray Main Street charity. She helped produce the event, along with Murray State students and other charities from the community. “The festival is a lot of fun for

everybody,” Wright said. “We have grown over the past year or two with the car show being both Friday and Saturday nights. Also, we plan to reach our goal to sell over 90 gallons of Purity’s Ice Cream. We couldn’t have done it without Purity ice cream and all the organizations around the community to help.” Murray State students went downtown to see the festival including freshmen Alli Strong and Hailey Harrison. “I am from a small town in Cincinnati and it’s very interesting and fun to see the community get together and do something like this,” Strong said. Murray residents often attend the

Ice Cream Festival year after year. “I live in Murray, so I come every year,” Harrison said. “I always bring friends with me and their reaction is so neat to watch. The festival is something fun to do every year and helps bring the community together. The free ice cream is the best part about the festival.” WYKO radio station was broadcasting live from the event. “We appreciate the volunteers and some of the sororities and fraternities from Murray State helping us out with passing out the tons of ice cream and blowing up the inflatables,” said Tracy Cissell-Tubbes, volunteer with WYKO radio station. “We couldn’t have done it without you.”

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On July 17, 2012, the city of Murray voted in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages. Since then, bars and liquor stores alike have been springing up all over town. One of the latest to join the rankings is the Bootleg Lounge located at 1300 N. 16th St. Bootleg Lounge opened this summer after employees spent several months preparing the establishment for customers. “When we first came in to look at the building,

the building was dark and not much inside it, but there was a fireman’s boot on the bar,” Corey McManus, assistant manager of Bootleg Lounge, said. “I thought it was weird that there was a random boot on the bar. One of the other owners had said ‘Oh my God there’s not a leg in there, is there?’” Later on, McManus and his team had to come up with a business name in order to get their license, he said. “So we just kind of went with Bootleg,” McManus said. “It was the first thing we remembered. So we just went with it and made a Prohibition-themed bar.” The building was previously home to The Moose Lodge, but was shut down due to selling liquor without a license. “(The building) has been vacant for the past 1012 years,” McManus said. “The other manager and I completely gutted it out and had all new electrical put in; we did a lot of work in here. We started in January and we worked until June 20 – that’s when the state required us to open. We weren’t supposed to open until around the time school was starting.” Even though they opened earlier than expected, McManus said business is going well. “Friday and Saturday are the busiest,” he said.

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The Prohibition-themed bar offers a wide variety of drinks from moonshine to Kentucky bourbon. “Every Saturday night we have live music and every Friday night we have a live DJ.” Though there are many bars springing up in Murray, the Bootleg Lounge tries to set itself apart from the others in a few different ways. “It’s a different atmosphere, and we’re not a fullon restaurant,” McManus said. “A lot of the bars are geared toward college students, but we try to cater to everyone.” The bar offers a wide range of drinks to choose from, but is limited when it comes to food options.

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Hawgzilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.99 BBQ Bologna (1/2 lb. slice) . . . . . . . .$3.79

ON THE SIDE Beans - 6 oz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.69 Slaw - 6 oz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1.69 Baked Potato Salad - 6 oz. . . . . . . . .$1.79 Beans - 16 oz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.29 Slaw - 16 oz.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.29 Baked Potato Salad - 16 oz. . . . . . . .$3.69 Pig Tails - (Curly Fries) . . . . . . . . . . .$1.79 Chips Small Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.29 Chips Large Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.99 BadBobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spicy Corn on the Cob . .$1.19 8 Pk. Buns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.19 12 Pk. Buns . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .$2.69 Stuffed Potato. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.69 Your choice of juicy BBQ Butt or Chicken, stuffed into a large potato and laded with cheese, butter, and sour cream.

Baked Potato - with butter and sour cream (cheese .25¢ extra) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.29 Plain Nachos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.79 BBQ Nachos . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4.59 Chicken Nachos . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . .$4.59 BBQ Cheese Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.59 Pigtail Fries smothered with cheese and BBQ.

Just like mamma used to make!

Chicken Cheese Fries . . . . . . . . . . . $4.59

Yard Bird Sandwich . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4.59

Pigtail Fries smothered with cheese and Chicken.

@V\ÂťSSZ^LHYWPNZJHUĂ&#x2026;`^OLU`V\[HZ[L[OPZ authentic BBQ chicken sandwich. Made with BadBobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very own Cockadoodle rub.

Chicken Strips Only (3) . . . . . . . . . . $3.49 Chicken Only (1/2 a Split Chicken) . . . . $3.99 Chili (seasonal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.49 Desserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Price Varies

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SALADS

BadBobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3.99 with cheese $4.19

BBQ or Chicken Salad . . . . . . . . . . . .$4.59

1/2 lb. Angus beef marinated with BadBobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cow rub.

Pulled BBQ or Smoked Chicken on a bed of lettuce.

Garden Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.25

BBQ Pulled BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . $7.89 per pound Whole Boston Butt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.99 per pound

DAILY SPECIALS Comes with Choice of 1 side and drink. Lil Hawg Combo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5.79 Big Hawg Combo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.89 Hawgzilla Combo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7.79 Bologna Combo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.59 Badbobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger Combo. . . . . . . . . . $6.59 with cheese .25¢ extra

Yard Bird Combo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.89

A bed of lettuce, tomatoes, and grated Cheddar Cheese

WHISTLE WETTERS Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, My. Dew, Root Beer, 7-Up, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, Fruit Punch, Tea (sweet and unsweet) Medium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.69 Large . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.99

RIBS Warning: May Cause Drooling 1/2 Rack - BadBobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chamionship Ribs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10.99 Whole Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19.49


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Gourmet G o ourmet Tea

Hot Drinks Drink k ks Cappuccino Latte Mocha Tu T urtle Mocha Turtle

2.55 2.55 3.15 3.45

3.15 3.15 3.45 3.85

3.55 3.55 3.75 3.95

Single Double

Located in the lower level of New Life Christian Bookstore 100 S Fifth St 270.753.1640 Open: 7:30 am 5 pm M- F (til 6 pm on Thursdays) 8:00 am - 5 pm Saturdays

Espresso Esp prreesso Mello’’resso

11.45 45 1.95

11.85 85 2.25

Whip

1.95

2.25

Double Hardcore Ha ardcore

1.95

2.45

12oz 2.95 1.95 2.35 2.65

16oz 3.55 2.45 2.85 3.15

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Wake a Up Call Café Au Lait Hot Chocolate Chai Latte

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3.15

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Many Flavors & Vaarieties to Enjoy!

& Bongo Java

.65

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French F reench Press Preess also available! availab ble! reeam Whipped C Cream

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2.95 3.25 1.15 1.65

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Feat F turing i R Republic bli off T ea e Featuring Tea

12oz 16oz Iced

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20 Below Hot Choco Chocolate

3.15

In White or Dark C Chocolate

Co o

rree eee Blended Creme

3.15

Vaanilla Bean & Bel Belgian Chocolate

Smoothie Blasts

3.15

Peach, Strawberr Strawberry, y, Mango Madness, Wild W iild Berry, Berrry, Pineapple Pineap Coconut, Passion Orange Guava, Gu Banana Lemon Coole r, r, Cranberry Cran Raspberry Blueberry & Pomegranate Blu

Blended Chai

3.15

Vanilla*, a Spiced, Ch Chocolate

Cold Apple Caramel Kick

3.25

Our infamous ccreation reeat was once only available in Au Autumn but is now available cold ffor Summer enjoyment

Visit your local Culver’s restaurant today: Culver’s of Murray, 818 N 12th St Murray, KY 42071 (270) 761-2858 We offer a 10% Murray State Discount EVERYDAY!

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Join us for Lunch, Dinner or Tea

and experience our Homemade Goodness 306 Gilbert St./Hwy. 641 Hazel, Ky. 42049

Come to Hazel, the antique center of western Kentucky. Browse all day then enjoy a delicious lunch! Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11a.m.-7p.m. Specials Every Day! Like us on Facebook

Contact us to arrange your special event.

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