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Breaking gates can break MSU’s bank It’s no “Gate-gate,” but there’s more to gate arms than you might think




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By Trevor Mitchell The Standard

There’s only 10 of them on campus, but five of them break every month on average. They cost less than $100 to replace when they break, but it could be a day or two before they’re back. You’ve probably never paid much attention to them unless you’ve driven into one. The arms that swing down over parking lots and roads on the Missouri State University campus, known officially as “gate arms,” are mostly known for being broken. But it’s probably just students and the Bear Line, right? Wrong, said Earl Wall, parking-transit supervisor at MSU. Sometimes students break them just because they can, leaving them on the ground. Sometimes, their reasons are more odd. “I think the weirdest thing that’s happened is someone stealing them,” Wall said. “Over Christmas break, ResLife staff found one in someone’s room.” So what happens when a gate arm gets broken, whether by a careless driver or someone looking for some new modern wall art? The arms are made to break so they won’t damage cars that u See GATES, page 2

JQH Transitway delayed until summer of 2015 Other projects, including Plaster Sports Complex, crowding MSU’s schedule By Sadie Welhoff The Standard

Students going about their campus travel probably did not miss one or two construction projects going on, but they will have to wait a while for one in particular. MSU Planning, Design and Construction project manager James McTavish said the proposed JQH Transitway will not see completion until next year. “We decided to shift it to next summer,” McTavish said. McTavish said the reason for the delay stems from the possibility of the transitway construction interfering with the other projects already underway, such as the Plaster Sports Complex. Unlike the Plaster Sports Complex, a federal grant — and not the B.E.A.R. Fee

NEWS | 2 Gov. Nixon’s State of the State address key quotes

— is funding the JQH Transitway. The project is set to cost around $475,000, with the potential for the university to add funds to the existing plans. Current plans of the transitway have it portioned from Madison Street to Briggs Street. This covers area around Bear Park South, Strong Hall and parking lot 19. The transitway was scheduled to start construction this summer with plans for completion before students were back for the fall semester. According to McTavish, a similar timeline is planned with the completion of the transitway supposed to be done before the fall semester of 2015. Plans for the transitway include trees and other green space around the new road and Bear Park South. With a majority of campus closed off to car traffic, McTavish said the area

OPINION | 3 Our View: Stop breaking the gate arms!

around Strong Hall feels sectioned off from the rest of campus because students have to cross a normal street. McTavish said the transitway should make the area more accessible for the pedestrians and cyclists. Traffic on the transitway will be limited to the Bear Line. The area now is open for cars to mix with the pedestrians, leaving a potential for traffic accidents. McTavish said the transitway would be able to help with safety concerns of the people having to cross John Q. Hammons Parkway. Until the transitway construction commences, McTavish is still responsible for working on other MSU construction and renovation projects. “We all have a number of projects going on at the same time,” McTavish said. While not on this campus, McTavish said an acceleration lane will help traffic near the Darr Agricultural Center, and it is on track to be completed by the end of this summer.

LIFE | 4 Aaron’s Party comes to Missouri State’s Winter Week

Courtesy MSU Planning, Design and Construction

A possible concept of how the transitway may look when it’s finally complete. The final version may be different.

SPORTS | 6 Ice Bears sweep state rival Mizzou Tigers in two games

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Digital Professor Academy: Getting Started Orientation, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Meyer Library 204

Student Activities Council meeting, 4-5:15 p.m., Plaster Student Union 313 Student Government Association meeting 5:30 p.m., Plaster Student Union 313

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Blackboard Learn 9.1: Enhancing Communication, 10 a.m.-noon, Meyer Library 205 Community Service Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Plaster Student Union atrium Blackboard Learn 9.1: Assessing Learners, 2-4 p.m., Meyer Library 205

Thursday, Jan. 30

Blackboard Black Belt Masters course, 10 a.m.-noon, Meyer Library 205

Graduate Student Senate meeting, 4-5 p.m., Plaster Student Union 317

Friday, Jan. 31

Applied Anthropology graduate program at Missouri State information session, 3-4 p.m., Strong Hall 407

Saturday, Feb. 1

Chinese New Year banquet, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Plaster Student Union ballroom

Monday, Feb. 3

Student Learning and General Education Brown Bag Lunch, Plaster Student Union 308 Psychology club/Psi Chi club, 4-5 p.m., Hill Hall 302


Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Nixon: Missouri tuition should freeze, Medicaid should reform

dard’s notable-quotes version of Nixon’s speech on the state of the Show-Me State.


Series of thefts reported at MSU residence halls

At least five thefts from university residence hall rooms were reported last week, according to a crime alert issued Friday by the MSU Department of Safety and Transportation. The “primary targeted locations” of the thefts were on the sixth and eighth floors of Hammons House. The perpetrators were described as two men with dark complexion. One was described as thin, about 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2, clean-shaven and wearing a stocking cap and baggy clothes. The other was described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and was wearing a red and white stocking cap at the time of the incident.

State of the Union address

Tonight at 8 p.m., President Barack Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union address to the nation. You can watch the broadcast on TV, Facebook, YouTube and the White House’s Google+ page. Just search “State of the Union” to find the live stream. Immediately following the address, a live “Open for Questions” event will give Americans the chance to ask questions, and they will hear from a panel of senior White House advisers.


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may hit them, so it’s not a rare occurrence for one to need replacement. They aren’t bought at a store, as you might think, nor is there a giant, “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” style warehouse, filled with gate arms as far as the eye can see. “We just go out to a hardware store, we buy the materials and I have a meter mechanic who makes them,” Wall said. The labor and materials add up to about $75 every time a gate arm is broken — a fee than can add up fast, he said. Wall said that the Department of Safety and Transportation has considered moving to plastic gate arms, which cost $300, which would bend instead of break. However, Wall said, the department decided that the change wasn’t worth the risk to the gate operator machine. “People don’t realize that in the long run

it hurts the faculty, staff and students. That’s money that we have to take out of our budget,” Wall said. “We really get no money put in our budget from the university. Our budget is everything we earn through parking permits and stuff like that.” While the gate arms aren’t the only issue the department is facing, Wall said that they play into the budget issue and that sometimes they end up “having to put Band-Aids on parts instead of fixing the whole thing.” Sometimes it means having to wait on potential improvements as well. Wall mentioned things like credit-cardenabled parking meters and phone apps that tell you how many parking spaces are left in a lot as things he’d like to see. Unfortunately, preventable things like gate arm replacements take money out of the budget that could be used for things like that. “Somebody doesn’t realize they pulled their truck up, and the arm breaks, or they try to piggyback on someone else and get caught. And it hurts the whole campus,” Wall said.

Gov. Jay Nixon

By Nicolette Martin The Standard

• “This nation’s greatest generation made a commitment to education, and as a result, they made the United States the driver of the global economy and the undisputed leader of the free world.” • “Kids grow up so fast, so there’s no time to waste. We must work together to make sure our kids start smart.” • “When we talk about education, there is something that always bears repeating: There is no more honorable profession than being a teacher. None of us would be in this room today were it not for the extraordinary people who taught us — and believed in us — years ago.” • “I’m proud to report that we’ve taken our A-Plus Schools program statewide, adding 266 schools since 2009, giving thousands more students the opportunity to earn an A-Plus Scholarship.”


• “In every corner of our state, wages are up, personal income is up and unemployment continues to fall. In fact, since I took office in January 2009, Missouri’s unemployment rate has dropped from 8.6 percent to 6.1 percent, and it’s been below the national average for 51 straight months.” • “Ask any autoworker in Claycomo or Wentzville about the pride they take in building the next generation of American-made vehicles, and they’ll tell you it means a lot more than just a paycheck.” • “Four years ago, we launched Show-Me Heroes to help employers recruit and hire our men and women in uniform. Two years ago, we strengthened it by making sure these veterans also get the training they need. Today, Show-Me Heroes continues to change lives.”

If Gov. Jay Nixon has his way, you won’t be paying a penny — not a penny — more for tuition next year. At least, that was one of the highlights of Nixon’s State of the State address on Tuesday, Jan. 21, that focused on education, jobs, the economy and health care. “Working together, we’re going to make sure students graduate from college with the skills to compete for good jobs, not a load of debt,” Nixon said. “That’s why I have called on our four-year institutions to once again freeze tuition for Missouri undergraduates.” Besides money and college affordability — perhaps one of the most important issues on the minds of Missouri State students — Nixon’s speech included a great deal about where the state of Missouri has come from Economy and where we can go from here. “Agriculture exports from Missouri have Because we know you have a ton of readu See NIXON, page 9 ing to do already for class, here’s The Stan-


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Super Bowl Sunday: No. 1 vs. No. 1 By John Robinson, Sports Reporter

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Chances are, you’ve heard about the football game that will be taking place this Sunday: the Super Bowl? It’s kind of a of a big deal, here in America. If you don’t know a thing about football and still want to keep up at whatever watch party you want to attend, don’t worry. I’ve got your back. I’ll provide an overview of both teams, their strengths and weaknesses and players to watch. The Denver Broncos are the best passing team in the season, led by veteran quarterback Peyton Manning, who set records for the most touchdowns and passing yards in a single season this year. With weapons at every receiving position, the Broncos will try to keep the Seahawks’ defense on its toes, by covering one player and leaving two more wide open. It doesn’t hurt when you have a fantastic offensive line either, which gave up only one quarterback pressure in the AFC championship game. On the defensive side of the ball, the Broncos are a little less sound, giving up the 27th most passing yards to opponents. The Broncos often try to outscore their opponents rather than stop them from scoring. On the other side are the Seattle Seahawks, who just so happen to have the No. 1 pass defense in all the NFL. Led by one of the best cover corners in the game, Richard Sherman, the self-proclaimed “Legion of Boom” will face one of their toughest challenges of the year in the Broncos’ passing attack. The Seahawks also have one of the most dominant running backs in the game in Marshawn Lynch. Lynch is a physical runner, and it usually takes a couple of defensive players to bring him down. Matching Manning is Russell Wilson, a duel-threat quarterback who can run as well as pass. The key for the Seahawks will be to run the ball again and again while keeping the best passing attack in football from scoring — not an easy task. This game, on paper, is one of the best matchups in a long while, with the No. 1 team in both the NFC and AFC playing for it all. You will hear plenty about how Sherman likes to talk trash at his opponents, how much Lynch loves the candy Skittles or how Manning is playing in the stadium his brother Eli usually plays in on Sundays. You might hear about the Seattle “12th fan” and how loud they can be. You may even hear Manning say the word Omaha a time or two. There will be many storylines during the game, and, even if you are only watching the game for the commercials, I hope you are able to understand the game a bit more. Of course, it wouldn’t be a true column without a score prediction, so here goes. I believe it’ll be a 27-24 Broncos win.

Stop breaking the gate arms

By The Standard Editorial Board

If you don’t want to start paying more for parking permits, want to have credit-card enabled parking meters or phone apps telling you how many parking spaces are left in a certain lot, you might want to think about not breaking and/or stealing one of the 10 gate arms that sit on campus. If you refer to News Editor Trevor Mitchell’s article on page one, you will see that the Missouri State Office of Safety and Transportation has to use money that comes from parking permits and other parking fees to pay for a replacement arm every time one is broken or “mysteriously goes missing.” The cost could add up to $500 per month that could go to other parking amenities on campus. Because we’re all about improvement here at Missouri State, we’d really like to see some of these new projects come forward to better transportation around campus. So, from us to you, please stop driving through the gate arms. If you need to get somewhere on campus and you can’t get through (probably because you’re not supposed to be driving there), just find another way. A la Chris Crocker circa 2007, LEAVE  THE  GATE  ARMS  ALONE!

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Calendar Tuesday, Jan. 28

Resume Madness, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Professional Building and Glass Hall 103, fourth Floor, free Book Discussion for Adults, 1:30 p.m., Brentwood Branch Library, 2214 Brentwood Blvd., free Thodos Dance Chicago: “The White City: Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893,” 7:30-10 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts, $23

Aaron’s party

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Resume Madness, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Glass Hall 103 and Siceluff second floor landing, free Monthly Macabre, 4 p.m., Fair Grove Branch Library, 81 S. Orchard Blvd., free APO Spring Recruitment Event: Springfield Little Theatre, 4-7 p.m., Creamery Arts Center, free Happy Hour Live, 5-7:30 p.m., 333 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway, free Motivational Speaker: Amir Windom, 6-9 p.m., Plaster Student Union Theater, free SAC Films Presents: “She’s the Man,” 9-11 p.m., Plaster Student Union Theater, free

Thursday, Jan. 30

Guest Artists Savvidou and Kuukoski Piano Duo, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Ellis Recital Hall, free SAC Presents : Murder Mystery Dinner, 9-11:59 p.m., Plaster Student Union Club, fourth floor, free

Friday, Jan. 31

SAC Presents: Rock ‘N’ Bowl, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Level 1 Game Center, free Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., Skinny Improv, $10-12

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Aaron Carter packed Plaster Student Union Theater on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and sang his ‘90s hits for the adoring crowd of fans.

Aaron Carter held one of his famous parties on MSU’s campus Jan. 21

Mother’s Brewing and Moxie Cinema Friday Flix: “Big Lebowski,” 8-10:30 p.m., 325 Park Central Square East, $5

Saturday, Feb. 1

Department of Music Entrance and Scholarship Auditions, all day, Ellis Hall, free Playhouse Improvised Kid’s Show, 11:30 a.m., Skinny Improv, $5 The Meet and Greet Celebration, 1-4 p.m., Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, free Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., Skinny Improv, $10-12

Sunday, Feb. 2

Guest Artists Eric Rieger, Tenor and J.J. Penna Piano Recital, 34:30 p.m., Ellis Recital Hall, free SCR and SRO Auditions for the Threepenny Opera, 6 p.m., Creamery Arts Center, free Guest Artist Gregory Raden, 7:308:30 p.m., Ellis Recital Hall, free SAC Films Presents: “She’s the Man,” 9-11 p.m., Plaster Student Union Theater, free

Monday, Feb. 3

SCR and SRO Auditions for the Threepenny Opera, 6 p.m., Creamery Arts Center, free African American Read-In, 7:309:30 p.m., Meyer Library 101, free


Springfield to host second annual 12.4k obstacle race

Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, a day to raise narcolepsy awareness

The Narcolepsy Network is asking every state to officially proclaim March 8, 2014, Suddenly Sleepy Saturday to raise awareness for narcolepsy. Contact Gov. Nixon to get it started at cms/governors/bios.

It was like nothing before!”

New year’s resolution not yet a lost cause By Briana Simmons The Standard

It’s become quite the tradition in our culture to set practical, yet sometimes outrageous, goals for ourselves at the start of a new year. As weeks pass by, many of us tend to lose sight of these goals and drift back into our old, bad habits. A university psychology expert weighs in on the truth behind new year’s resolutions. Christie Cathey, assistant professor of psychology, said she thinks promising to make self-improvement changes at the beginning of the year is a shared cultural tradition. “Just as we stay up until midnight to watch the ball drop in Times Square, we make new year’s resolutions, in part, because it’s shared ritual that makes us feel connected to our culture and to the people around us,” Cathey said. “We also make new year’s resolutions because doing so gives us a sense of a fresh start for the new year,” Cathey said. “Most of us over-indulge during the holidays, so resolutions give us the sense that we can put our bad behavior behind us and start the new year with a fresh, clean slate.” A study by the University of Scranton in

the Journal of Clinical Psychology listed losing weight, getting organized and spending less while saving more money as the top three new year’s resolutions of 2014. The same study found that only 46 percent of people continue their new year’s resolution past six months. “Most new year’s resolutions fail, because the changes we vow to make are either too vague or unrealistic,” Cathey said. “The best plan is to make resolutions that are realistic, and it’s best to target one specific behavior to change,” she said. “For example, rather than vowing to become a better student, it’s better to focus on a specific study habit you want to target. If you typically allow yourself to get behind in assigned reading, vow to spend a certain amount of time reading each week.” She said that making your resolution public will encourage you to completely see it through. “This doesn’t mean we need to tweet our self-improvement plans for the world to see,” she said. “Telling just one person what we intend to change makes us feel accountable, and we are therefore more likely to follow through with those intended behaviors.” u See NEW page 9

Best Grammy winning ‘90s songs playlist

By Nicolette Martin The Standard

Illustration By Nic Deckard

April 6 marks the date for the second annual Springfield UrbanWarrior Challenge 12.4k obstacle race. Benefiting the Missouri State University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corp, the cost for this race ranges $75-105 for individual registration; $275-350 for teams and benefits the MSU Army ROTC Bear Battalion and the National Military Family Association. Teams are limited to four participants. The last day to register online is April 4. Participants can also register from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the entrance to Plaster Sports Complex or 7-8 a.m. the day of the event at Hammons Field.

player and has been since Carter started touring around age 10. P-Base’s mother, Sirlean Thomas, is from the Lou, and she’s proud. Missouri State students asked for candy, and the StuThomas has known Carter and his family for over 12 dent Activities Council delivered with a concert by Aaron years and describes him as a very nice kid. Carter to kick off Winter Week 2014. “He has a very good family, and he’s just such a sweet The late-’90s pop star brushed the dust off of his boy,” Thomas said. Shaq jersey in 2013 to start touring again for the first Thomas drove down from St. Louis to catch the show time since his kiddo days. The concert, which was free and sat in the middle section of the theater around crazed to MSU students, packed the Plaster Student Union Thefans. She said that she loves coming to the shows and ater with those reliving the gets to attend four or five a year. past. “The last concert I went to Gina Randazzo, a freshman was in Chicago,” Thomas said. nursing major, remembers Crazed fans weren’t only jamming out to Carter’s music surrounding Thomas in the seaton the once popular Hit Clips ed section but were also up and — the ’90s version of iPods personal with Carter. The lower that played snippets of popular level of the theater was standing songs. room only and a total sweat fest. Randazzo decided to attend Screaming fans threw their Alex Heislen hands in the air and waved them the concert after seeing a poster in her residence hall. Sophomore dietetics major like they just didn’t care. “A bunch of us floormates Carter was very personable wanted a throwback to our and even brought a few fans up childhood,” she said. on stage to join his party. That Sophomore cell and molecwasn’t as close as Carter got, ular biology major Taylor Day also attended the concert though. with a group of friends. Day and friends were the first in Alex Heislen, sophomore dietetics major, was in the line at the concert and had been waiting since 3 p.m. — front row with a blown-up photo of her and Carter from four and a half hours before the doors were scheduled to 2002. Carter kept acknowledging Heislen throughout the open. show, and right before he exited the stage for the night, Jay Malott, a front house engineer, set up the PSU he gave her a kiss on each cheek, the forehead and finalTheater for the concert. ly smack on the lips. “It took us about five hours to set up tonight,” said “It was like nothing before! I could say I’ve had betMalott. ter though,” Heislen joked. He described Carter as nice and pleasant. Carter’s concert jump-started SAC’s Winter Week, Carter didn’t travel with much, according to Malott, and Carter posted a photo on Instagram wearing a Winbut he did travel with his original band. ter Week sweatshirt. Carter came and went, but his love Patrice Jones, also known as P-Base, is Carter’s bass for candy still remains, especially on Heislen’s lips.

By Peyson Shields The Standard

With the conclusion of the 56th annual Grammy Awards Sunday night, I thought it would be fun to put together a playlist of some of the best ’90s Grammy-Award-winning songs. So start up your iTunes, and get listening!

Vision of Love by Mariah Carey (1990) Janie’s Got a Gun by Aerosmith (1990) Losing My Religion by R.E.M. (1991) The Woman I Am by Chaka Khan (1992) I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston (1993) All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow (1994) Come to My Window by Melissa Etheridge (1994)

You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette (1995) If It Makes You Happy by Sheryl Crow (1996) Building a Mystery by Sarah McLachlan (1997) Candle in the Wind by Elton John (1997) Ray of Light by Madonna (1998) It’s Not Right But It’s Okay by Whitney Houston (1999)

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Scorsese: The big, bad wolf of cinema

volcano mansion). Belmont takes us for a ride — a fastpaced roller coaster with the loud theme Before we delve into “The Wolf of of “hedonism now!” Throw in co-star Wall Street,” let me make one thing Jonah Hill with his trademark comedic clear: this film is NOT for the conserva- timing and personality, and you have tive movie goer. If you’re faint of heart, yourself a very fun movie to watch. go check out “Frozen” or “Her.” Now DiCaprio reels in the audience with a that that’s out of the wink and a way, let’s get down to smile, all the SEE IT IN THEATERS business. while narrating 4 WAIT FOR IT ON DVD Based on real here and there events, the film folto make sure SAVE YOUR MONEY lows the life and comthat we’re giving-to-fortune of stockbroker/millionaire ing him enough attention. Jordan Belmont (Leonardo DiCaprio). Does it live up to Scorsese’s other Belmont begins as a humble and hon- films like “The Departed” and “Goodfelest stockbroker just starting out on Wall las?” No. It isn’t a bad film, by any Street. On his first day, he meets his means, but some might see it as a little firm’s boss, Mark Hanna (Matthew rough around the edges. The film loses McConaughey), an eccentric man of some momentum in the last 45 minutes confidence who introduces Belmont to a and gets a little too serious a little too world without rules. Belmont quickly fast. takes to the atmosphere and falls in love The one jerk-leg criticism that “The with the art of the con — his mastery of Wolf of Wall Street” has gotten is the which gains him the infamous title, The language and the nudity. There are well Wolf. over 100 variations of the “f-bomb,” and Note that this film is no tale of I seriously could not tell you how many redemption, and Belmont is not a misun- orgies or completely naked women there derstood hero. He’s a vulgar, manipulat- are in this movie. Call me a heathen and ing millionaire — a real-life Bond villain a liberal if you want, but on the surface, (minus the sharks with laser beams and I saw these as non-issues.

By Nic Deckard The Standard

On a deeper note, the film pushes its R-rating to the limit, and it begs the question, “What does the rating system mean, anyway?” Do we need the MPAA, a private institution that has no government authority whatsoever? “The Wolf of Wall Street” isn’t pornography, but I don’t know if this movie could have been made 20 years ago. I think that movies like this are going to continue to push the envelope. Maybe this whole rating-system is bogus and stifles the artistic life of the film industry. Maybe we’re seeing a return to the pre-rating era (but probs not). Okay, I addressed the bad words and naked ladies. Can we get back to the movie now? Belmont’s character may be twodimensional, but perhaps it was intentional — if not essential — to hold up the over-arching theme. Scorsese is attempting to uncover the mysterious land of American royalty and hold up a magnifying glass to it. He succeeds marvelously. With the recent criticism that Wall Street and the “one percent” have been getting in the past few years, I don’t think there could have been a better time for this film to hit the silver screen. It’s not perfect, but it’s seriously worth watching.

Web-based education site reaches MSU students other Missouri State students currently using clusterFlunk.

By Nicolette Martin The Standard

How does our generation do education? ClusterFlunk. At least, that’s according to the newest education site’s website that just became available to Missouri State, for which 258 students are currently signed up. “Why are you studying alone?” the site — based in Iowa City, Iowa — asks. “Students at their respective universities across the nation are instant messaging, uploading/downloading any kind of files, asking questions anonymously on their class walls and simply getting a chance to meet others in their classes.” The “web-based environment that allows students to work together, share information and collaborate in study groups” is intended to bring students together to share information about classes and study together — digitizing our college education. So how do you get started?

4. Give help/receive help

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join your classes using the same class names on the Missouri Start by going to, where you’ll be State website. prompted to sign up with a university email that must end in .edu (which will likely save you from having to publicly enter 3. Explore Once you have “joined” your classes, you’re taken to a newsthat princesscupcake88 Yahoo! email address you created back feed similar to Facebook’s platform that allows you to write posts, in eighth grade). ask questions, buy/sell/trade textbooks, find information about available housing and find out what’s happening on campus. 2. Join classes The website also has a chat feature that connects you with all After you’ve signed up for an account, you’ll be prompted to

1. Sign up

Once enrolled in a class, you have the option to ask for lecture notes, ask classmates for help while preparing for an exam or just make friends with other people in your class if you’re tired of sitting in a three-hour lecture by yourself. There are also incentives to help others in class, like being able to earn a crown that appears overlaid on your profile picture. The response of Missouri State students on the site has been positive. “I feel like now that this website is connected with campus, it’s about to get REAL this semester. Game face, everybody, let’s TEAR IT UP. :),” user wordie_birdi posted. User hferguson3101 is selling a public speaking book in great condition, and user historic66 has offered help to anyone in need of it with screenwriting. With a large outlet created specifically for students and the advancement of student success, clusterFlunk — as of December 2013 — has 10,000 users. Furthermore, according to the website’s blog, in fall 2013, 3,074 files were uploaded and downloaded 60,907 times by 10,152 students when the site was live at just the University of Iowa. So, become “part of something special” by joining clusterFlunk, and make your college experience digital. If you’re still unsure of how to use clusterFlunk, the site offers an extensive FAQ section to get you up to speed on everything you need to know to avoid flunking.

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Men’s basketball (14-6, 4-4 MVC) Tuesday, Jan. 21 Evansville 34 27 — 61 Missouri State 32 32 — 64 Saturday, Jan. 25 Southern Illinois 27 36 — 63 Missouri State 29 40 — 69 Women’s basketball (7-10, 2-4 MVC) Saturday, Jan. 25 Missouri State 20 37 — 57 Indiana State 29 45 — 74 Swimming & diving Thursday, Jan. 23 Missouri State men 117 Drury men 126 Missouri State women 97 Drury women 146 Saturday, Jan. 25 Missouri S&T 62 Missouri State 166 Women’s track Friday, Jan. 24 Gladstein Invitational, no team scoring Saturday, Jan. 25 Gladstein Invitational, no team scoring

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Members of the Ice Bears and the University of Missouri’s hockey team battle on the boards for the puck during their two-game series over the weekend. Missouri State swept the series.

MSU Ice Bears sweep weekend series in front of ‘packed crowd’

Wednesday, Jan. 29 Men’s basketball, 7:05 p.m., vs. Drake in Des Moines, Iowa

Friday, Jan. 31

Swimming and diving, 6 p.m., vs. Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Women’s basketball, 7:05 p.m., vs. Evansville at home Women’s track, TBA, Varsity Apartments Invitational in Wichita, Kan.

By Chase Probert The Standard

The Missouri State Ice Bears swept the University of Missouri-Columbia Tigers before two sellout crowds at Mediacom Ice Park this past weekend. Missouri State was sparked by junior forward Jack Ryan and freshman forward Ryan Hogland, both of whom netted three goals for the Ice Bears over the course of the weekend. Hogland made his first appearance since the Lindenwood series, where he only appeared on a Missouri State power play after missing nearly 10 weeks. Friday night’s match got off to a slow start, with neither team getting a lot going offensively in the first period. The Ice Bears were able to get on the board first, with junior defender Nick Sadorf scoring off a nifty across-the-rink pass from senior defender Jake Guthrie nearly 14 minutes into the first period. The Ice Bears would carry the 1-0 lead into the second period, where there was another offensive lull until Missouri State’s Justin Buchheit would find the back of the net to give MSU a 2-0 lead. The bulk offense arrived in the third period in a flurry, with five of the game’s seven goals coming in the first eight minutes. Missouri State’s sophomore forward Brian Leslie started the scoring just a little over a minute into the final period. The Tigers finally jumped on the board just a minute after that, as Mizzou’s Nick Webb snuck the puck past sophomore goalie Justin Davis to make it a 3-1 game. The Ice Bears answered with a power-play

Saturday, Feb. 1

Swimming and diving, 10 a.m., vs. Iowa in South Bend, Ind. Men’s basketball, 2:05 p.m., vs. Bradley at home Swimming and diving, 5 p.m., vs. Incarnate Word in South Bend, Ind. Women’s track, TBA, Varsity Apartments Invitational in Wichita, Kan.

Sunday, Feb. 2

Women’s basketball, 2:05 p.m., vs. Southern Illinois at home

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Above | Junior forward Jack Ryan plays in the Ice Bears’ meeting with the Tigers at Mediacom Ice Park. Right | The Ice Bears huddle together in front of a full house the weekend of Jan. 24 and 25. The Ice Bears are 12-6 on the season with 28 points.


Athletic director releases spring letter to fans

Athletic Director Kyle Moats released his quarterly letter to Bears fans on Monday, Jan. 27. In the letter, Moats talks about his appreciation for Bobby Allison “for his continued support of students at Missouri State,” new fields and enhancements to athletic facilities and the future goals of Missouri State’s athletic department. To read Moats’ full letter, visit m/genrel/012714aaa.html.

Football signing day party to be Feb. 5

Missouri State announced plans to “break down the 2014 recruiting class at University Plaza ... Springfield’s hot spot that evening for the Bears’ annual Signing Day Party,” according to a university news release. At the event, head coach Terry Allen and staff will review the Bears’ 2014 Signing Day commitments and show video highlights. The event will also include a happy hour that begins at 5 p.m. The party begins at 5 p.m. in the John Q Room, and fans are invited to attend the watch party for the Bears basketball game at Evansville at 7 p.m. No RSVP is required to attend the event.

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Basketball Bears win two in a row at home after tough road losses By Eli Wohlenhaus The Standard

Tough has been the road of late for the Missouri State men’s basketball Bears, but returning home for two straight games was exactly what they needed. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Missouri State defeated Evansville in a game that was way closer than the atmosphere let on. With the crowd showing signs of drowsiness, the Bears defeated the Purple Aces 64-61 — a score that usually would be considered a thriller. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Southern Illinois Salukis came to town. The Salukis, coached by former Missouri State head coach Barry Hinson, entered the game dead last in the Missouri Valley Conference. Even though the Salukis have struggled — especially on the road — they put up a good fight against the Bears, who have not lost at home in regulation. Southern Illinois started off hot, leading Missouri State 10-2 in the

first two minutes. That hot start wasn’t enough to keep the Bears away from taking the lead at the half, 2927. By the end of the game, the Bears’ fans were once again biting their nails, concerned that the home team wouldn’t deliver against a team that is 1-8 on the road. A sigh of relief was taken when freshman guard Austin Ruder hit back-to-back 3-pointers to tie the game at 51 and then give the Bears the lead. After that three, the Salukis couldn’t catch up. Missouri State sank 15 of its 17 free throws in the second half, helping to close out the game and give the Bears a 69-63 win. Whether or not these games should have been close or not is left up to the opinion of the fans; many of which believe that the injuries to the Bears’ squad are causing them problems. Last week, Missouri State released that sophomore point guard Marcus Marshall would be out for the rest of the season. Senior guard and forward Keith Pickens

has been challenged by injuries all ership for the team. season. Junior guard and forward “(My role with the team) expands Ron Mvouika, who was the Mis- more when I’m off the court, because I souri Valley get more Newcomer vocal for of the Week everybody,” Sitting out last season also has said Pickens. experienced really helped me to see “Sitting out some dislast season the game as a coach’s really helped comfort to his shooting me to see the perspective.” hand, game as a although he coach’s perhasn’t Keith Pickens spective.” missed time. In the Senior guard/forward absence of Head coach Paul Pickens and Lusk addressed the talk of injuries Marshall, the two players that have and how it has affected the Bears stepped up and taken the reigns on after the Evansville game, saying the court have been senior forward that injuries are not problems, but Jarmar Gulley and sophomore inconveniences. guard Dorrian Williams. Gulley Pickens, who was out all last sea- has assumed the role as scoring son and was even questionable to leader and rebounding champion, play this season, battled back and leading the team with averages of wanted another chance to play. This 14.7 points per game and 5.8 season has not gone the way he rebounds per game. In the past would like it to, but that hasn’t kept him from maintaining a role of leadu See BEARS, page 7

Meet No. 23 Dorrian Williams

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When the redshirt sophomore isn’t pumping up the crowd at Bears games, he’s playing video games with the team

“I’m the best at (NBA) 2K, NCAA Football and, of course, Madden.” By Mike Ursery The Standard


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One key thing that makes college basketball exciting is its atmosphere, not just for fans, but also for players. Dorrian Williams can attest to this. Williams, a redshirt sophomore who plays the guard position for the Bears, has induced crowd reactions on multiple occasions this season. Williams stirred up the crowd when he made the game-winning shot, a 3-pointer from the top of the key, against Southeast Missouri State on Dec. 29. SEMO rallied from 20 points down to tie the game with 3.3 seconds remaining before Williams’ dramatic shot gave his team the victory. Prior to that game, JQH Arena erupted during the home opener for MSU against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Nov. 16. The Bears trailed Tulsa for most of the game, including a 10-point deficit at halftime. Williams recorded a career-high 20 points in this contest, and highlighted it with a 3-point play that put the Bears ahead

77-76. After the play, Tulsa called a timeout, Williams beat his chest in excitement and the fans went crazy. “I love it,” Williams said. “Seeing the crowd get into it makes the game so much more exciting.” Williams began the season in a supporting role, contributing from the bench, but has recently accepted the task of being the starting point guard after sophomore guard Marcus Marshall suffered a season-ending injury. Williams’ interest to attend MSU began as far back as his sophomore year at Douglass High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was first contacted by Steve Woodbury, an assistant coach under the then head coach Cuonzo Martin. Martin and his coaching staff left MSU after the conclusion of the 2010-2011 season and were replaced by current head coach Paul Lusk. Despite the coaching change, Williams still decided to be a Bear. “At first he asked for his release, and we u See WILLIAMS, page 9

Globetrotters ‘amaze’ at JQH By Eli Wohlenhaus The Standard

This last week, the Harlem Globetrotters trotted into town and did what they do best: amaze. On Thursday night, the Globetrotters put on a show for the fans and stunned the audience with dazzling dunks and antics that made everyone grin. Besides the game being entertaining and phenomenal to watch, the players signed autographs for 30 minutes after their game against the “All-Stars.” For almost 90 years, the Globetrotters have existed, traveling from place to place and showing off their incomparable skills to salivating fans. Each time they perform, they play according to the National Basketball Association’s rules; this means they do, in fact, have an opponent, they keep score and they play four 12-minute quarters. The team they usually battle was originally known as the Washington Generals, although that name has changed several times in the past and can vary from place to place. The Globetrotters have always been the one to win and awe the fans, but on one

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rare occasion, the Generals surprised them, dumbfounding the crowd and leaving some children in tears. Last week, that certainly wasn’t the case, as the Globetrotters didn’t leave any fan without a smile on his or her face. They beat the Generals 113-98 and, afterward, let the fans come onto the court to meet the players, take pictures and get various memorabilia autographed. The next time the GlobeEli Wohlenhaus/THE  STANDARD trotters will be in this area is A Harlem Globetrotters player signs autographs for Feb. 7 at the BOK Center in fans at JQH Arena on Thursday, Jan. 23. Tulsa, Okla.

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three home games, Gulley has recorded a double-double in points scored and rebounds grabbed. Gulley’s numbers have been impressive of late, but his stats would not have been possible without Williams’ steady hand guiding the offense. Williams is second in the Valley in assist-toturnover ratio, recording 37 assists and only 10 turnovers in the seven conference games. Missouri State has had some trouble with teams that they should have beaten more soundly. As seen against Southern Illinois, the opening minutes have been tough on the Bears. “We haven’t started

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games very well, but we’re finding ways to win,” Lusk said. The Bears’ schedule doesn’t slow down anytime soon, as they have two games again this week. First, they travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to play against Drake University tomorrow night. Drake, despite having a winning record on the season (11-9), is 2-6 in the conference. Following the game against Drake, the Bears will return to JQH Arena to host Bradley in a Saturday matinee, starting at 2 p.m. Bradley is currently 8-13 overall and 3-5 in the conference. Missouri State won the meeting against Bradley earlier this season, 68-65. Missouri State is now 146 on the season and 4-4 in the conference, which puts them in third place behind Indiana State and still-undefeated Wichita State.

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The party came to campus Tuesday, Jan. 21

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Aaron Carter performs at the PSU Theater as part of SAC’s Winter Week.

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Aaron Carter does a backflip as part of his Winter Week performance.

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Aaron Carter sneaks into a selfie during his Jan. 21 performance.

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goal by Jack Ryan at the sixteen-minute mark. Minutes later, Ryan Hogland would also score on a power play, his first goal since returning from injury. Mizzou would be able answer one more time (with the puck bouncing off three sets to get by the crease), but Davis and Ice Bears would hold the Tigers off to secure a 5-2 victory. “It was just a team effort out there tonight,” Davis said after saving 36 of 38 shots he faced on the night. “We had worked during the week in practice on clearing the puck and shutting down lanes and that’s exactly what we did tonight.” Ryan Hogland did his best to contain his excitement following his return to the ice after missing time on the ice due to a concussion. “I had spent the past couple weeks just building up my strength, getting my conditioning in, and getting back into game shape. Being able to score a goal after getting back was just the icing on the cake,” Hogland said in a postgame interview. After a slow start in game one, Hogland would get things started early in Saturday’s game, scoring just one minute into the game for his second of the weekend. Minutes later, Jack Ryan would score off a pass from P.J. Adams for his second of the weekend. The Ice Bears would eventually build a 4-0 lead in the second period following a goal from Chase Dobler and a power play goal from Matt Townsend. The Tigers would counter with three unanswered goals of their own, with two coming from Steve Kowalczyk and one from Danny Walsh, to make it a 4-3 game going into the third period. Missouri State would pad the lead to 6-3 after back-to-back goals from Ryan and Hogland again, but the Tigers would make it a game down to the final minute. Walsh would make things interesting by netting

two goals with 35 seconds left and 17 seconds left to earn a hat trick for himself, but not enough to earn the victory for the Tigers as the Ice Bears would hold on in the final seconds for the 6-5 victory. “It feels awesome to get the sweep,” Jack Ryan said following Saturday’s win. “There are plenty of rivals, but the way we pack the stands against Mizzou, it’s special. Getting two wins in front of these crowds is awesome.” As unhappy as he was about the finish to Saturday’s game, Head Coach Bob Bucher took a lot of positives away from the weekend. “The support from this university, from the man in charge, to the faculty, to the other coaches, to the students, it’s amazing,” Bucher said after playing in front of the two soldout crowds. “We deviated from the game plan last week, but we get the sweep this weekend, we get Hogland back in the lineup, having the Ryan brothers [Blake and Jack] 100 percent healthy, and just doing the little things right, the present and the future just look bright for us.” While earning a sweep against an in-state rival in front of two sold-outs crowds was huge for the Ice Bears, the return of Ryan Hogland seemed to be almost as big. “He adds some creativity and great offensive skill to an already good offensive club,” Ryan said of Hogland. “It’s so much fun to watch him and he’s still relatively new to everyone else in the stands. You see him and he brings a level of intensity, excitement, and energy that we need going into these final weeks. That energy can be contagious and with our competitive need to succeed, that will be what guides us.” The Ice Bears now have a record of 15-6-4 and return to Mediacom Ice Park once again this weekend to take on Eastern Illinois University, with the puck dropping at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night.

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gave it to him,” Lusk said. “He then said he still wanted to play here, and we honored that.” Williams spends a lot of

time with his teammates. When they are not on the basketball court or in class, he has them over at his house playing basketball, watching movies or playing video games. “We spend a lot of time playing video games,” Williams said. “I’m the best

at (NBA) 2K, NCAA Football and, of course, Madden.” Williams is unsure of what he wants to do after his time at MSU is finished. For now, he says he takes things one day at a time and is enjoying every moment. You can see Williams | 9

and the rest of the Missouri State men’s basketball Bears during the remainder of the 2013-2014 season at JQH Arena. The next home game is scheduled for Feb. 1 when the team takes on the Drake Bulldogs. The game begins at 2:05 p.m.

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Members of the women’s swimming team take their marks on Saturday, Jan. 25, to compete in the team’s senior honors weekend at Hammons Student Center.



Cathey said it is also helpful to reward yourself for meeting short-term goals. “Finally, we need to forgive ourselves when we mess up. We’re human, and we all slip sometimes. If you fall off the wagon, get right back on. Beating yourself up and throwing in the towel as soon as you slip once will not get you closer to your goal,” Cathey said. Next time, think about these tips before committing to a New Year’s resolution, and perhaps you’ll achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself and make true lifestyle changes.

• “Agriculture exports from Missouri have increased by more than a bilion dollars over the past five years — 71 percent — thanks to Missouri farmers and ranchers.” • “Today, Missouri’s automotive comeback continues to make headlines.” • “Instead of engaging in Washington-style deficit spending, we kept our fiscal discipline — balancing budgets, cutting waste and keeping taxes low. This past year, all three major rating agencies reaffirmed Missouri’s perfect AAA credit rating.”

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• “We made a historic investment in Mental Health First Aid training, so that more teachers, clergy, first responders and ordinary citizens can identify the signs of mental illness and know what to do.”

• “Since New Year’s Day, Missouri taxpayers have spent $115 million and counting — $5.47 million a day — to improve and reform health care in other states … Each day we don’t act, nearly 300,000 working Missourians go another day without the treatment they desperately need, for no other reason than they live in Branson instead of Bentonville, in Cape Girardeau instead of Cairo, in Maryville instead of Muscatine.” • “We all know there are problems with Obamacare, and Washington’s implementation of it has been abysmal … The people who are suffering now as a result of our failure to act don’t work in the White House — they work the night shift in our factories. They wait tables and scrub floors. They drive snow plows and look after our kids.” • “I look forward to working with all of you to bring affordable health coverage to working families in Missouri and reform Medicaid the Missouri way.”

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