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Cloudy with a chance of fund transfers Internet-based app allows for on-the-go fund management By Andrew Shields The Standard

While it’s difficult to live in today’s society and not know about Google, many of the services it offers may come as a surprise to even the most technically savvy users. The words “Send money. Carry less, save more.” sit at the top of Google Wallet’s homepage, an application that allows you to manage, organize and distribute your money dig-

itally, and it is available at the touch of a button from Google Play or Apple’s App Store. The Wallet, which recently became available to Verizon customers, not only holds the user’s account balance, but also stores coupons and deals that can be saved directly onto the application. It also allows for the transfer of funds through email, making it easier for individual users and business owners to perform transactions.

The app has a 24/7 fraud monitoring system and can easily be turned off online if the phone is stolen. Using cloud storage, an online service that acts as a digital hard drive, Google has made the Wallet and many other applications accessible anywhere that you could find a computer and an Internet connection. According to Andy Cline, an associate professor in the Media, Journalism and Film Department, cloud computing may become the standard for everyday tasks in the near future. “Google is trying hard to make cloud computing work for more than just the technically savvy user,” said Cline. “They want to make it so you can have all of your stuff

They’re now together in one on p. 2 place.” While services like Gmail and search are widely known by users today, many of the services such as photo and video editing, a U.S. patent database and even web development tools can go largely unseen by the casual consumer. One such service, called SketchUp, allows users to bring in photos and graphics, as well as images from Google Maps, to create and share 3D models. Until Oct. 1 of this year, SketchUp also partnered with users to create

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A portion of John Q. Hammons Parkway will become a transitway for shuttles and pedestrians next fall, but cars will have to drive somewhere else. Douglas Sampson, university architect and director of design, planning and construction, said that the university’s long-term goal is for the new transitway to extend from Grand Street to Bear Boulevard. However, because Lot 19’s entrance must remain open, the initial plans call for the transitway to begin at Madison Street and stretch south

to the entrance of Lot 19. Sampson said that the university has considered shifting the entrance to the parking lot if possible, but also that a “future building project” in Lot 19 would render the issue a moot point. The roadways, bike paths and sidewalks that will be part of the transitway should be completed before the 2014 fall semester starts, Sampson said, but the landscaping projects may take until the end of 2014. A federal grant provided the funds for the project, which will cost about $475,000, but Sampson said that the university might also pro-

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Art for mental health’s sake Gallery sheds light on taboo issue By Taylor Burns The Standard

Mental illness, developmental disability or substance abuse can sometimes hinder a person’s livelihood, but artistic creation can be therapeutic and bring public awareness. The exhibit that ran last week on the third floor of the PSU showed just a portion of work submitted by artists from around the state. The annual Director’s Creativity Showcase has been displaying talents of people serviced by the Department of Mental Health since 1979. Many consumers of the DMH, especially those with developmental disabilities like autism or Asperger’s syndrome, may not be able to communicate verbally. The artwork is often created as therapy for consumers, as well as a way to bring awareness to the public of the talents of the individuals served by the Missouri Mental Health Founda-

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‘We are a progressive university’ Domestic partners can now share employee benefits By Sadie Welhoff The Standard

The university will be working on a central transitway through campus that will be intended for the use of foot traffic and the Bear Line. The roadways, bike paths and sidewalks are due to be completed before fall 2014.

University to spend $475,000 federal grant on central path through campus

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tion (MMHF). This is the second year MSU has partnered with the MMHF to display the artwork. The exhibit was planned as part of the First Friday Art Walk, a monthly event that displays local artwork in downtown businesses and galleries. “We specifically coordinated it to be with the Art Walk last year,” said Robin Farris, director of the Center City Clinic. “We had just moved to this location as a clinic, so we had an open house to try to bring in more viewers. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t that cooperative.” Farris has been with the clinic for more than six years. She said it’s a big step for her department, as a training ground for mental health professionals, to collaborate with a state agency. Counselors at the clinic are students finishing their master’s degrees in counseling. They service people throughout the community and generally have 600 to 700 sessions per semester. Sessions cost $5 for clients with under $20,000 annual income. Sessions are open to people of all ages, families and couples. “It’s part of our broadening market outreach,” said Farris. “This way, we’re interfacing

with a state agency on mental health.” Another goal of the display, according to Farris, is public exposure of the talents of people with mental health issues. “We totally support the destigmatization of mental illness and addiction, especially for people who are recovering and trying to put their lives back together,” Farris said. “It’s not just an art therapy for people who are dealing with the issues. It’s also a way to show another side, another face, another part of a whole person. “We invited the MMHF, and agreed to be a co-sponsor,” said Farris. “That’s what they look for; places around the state, where hopefully a lot of people will have access to the art. A university is a great place, because, naturally, there are a lot of people moving through the space.” Executive director of MMHF Patty Henry said her organization, which is contracted through DMH for many educational practices, services people with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and addiction disorders. According to Henry, the selection process for the art displayed focuses on showing pieces

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Same-sex marriage may not be legal in Missouri, but that fact will not prevent domestic partners from receiving faculty benefits at MSU. The board of governors approved the changes to the definition of sponsored dependents at its Oct. 18 meeting. It will become effective Jan. 1, 2014, and faculty can enroll for benefits between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1, 2013. President Clif Smart said the policy helps MSU align with several other Missouri colleges and universities. “It conveys we are a progressive university and broadens the pool from which we hope to hire the best faculty and staff,” said Smart. The definition now states six criteria a person must meet to qualify as a sponsored dependent: •They are 18 and mentally competent to consent to contract. •They have shared permanent residence and the other common necessities of life with the employee for at least the previous 12 months. •They cannot be legally married to anyone else in the state. •They cannot be related by blood or have a degree of closeness to the employee, which would keep them from being married in Missouri. •They have a single, dedicated relationship with the employee for at least 12 months. •They are not a renter, boarder or tenant of the employee. LGBT Association President William Hader said the process of this policy change has been years in the making. In 2007, SGA passed a resolution that dealt with investigating domestic partner benefits for faculty and staff. It was actually Hader, who was involved in BiGALA (now Spectrum), who introduced the resolution. The resolution passed, but MSU legislative bodies did not pick it up. It was not until the following year that SGA passed the resolution again and faculty senate started to look into it. Jeremy Chesman, an associate professor of music, was chair of the past senate faculty committee called on to investigate domestic partner benefits. Chesman said there were some policies already in certain MSU facilities, such as the Taylor Health and Wellness Center and the library, that had benefits for

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Brief campus news Scholarship Manager system relaunching for 2014-15

On Nov. 1, the Scholarship Manager system will relaunch for 2014-2015 scholarships. The system allows students to sumbit a single application which is considered for all donor-funded scholarships from Missouri State University. According to Andrew Garton, Foundation Scholarship Coordinator with MSU Foundation, last year, the system was used by over 7,600 students, who received almost $1.3 million.

Submit absentee ballots for Nov. 5 election on Saturday, Nov. 2

The Greene County Clerk’s Office will be open Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for those wishing to sumbit an absentee ballot for the Nov. 5 special election, in addition to the normal weekday hours. Anyone voting absentee by mail must ensure that their request for a ballot arrives at the clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Oct. 30. The Nov. 5 ballot contains a single issue about a Greene County use tax proposal for out-of-state purchases. Any questions should be directed to the clerk’s office at 417-868-4060.

Campus news events Tuesday, Oct. 29

SAC meeting, 4-5 p.m., Plaster Student Union, room 313

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Entertainment Management Association meeting, 5-6 p.m., Glass Hall

Spectrum meeting, 7-9 p.m., Plaster Student Union, 3rd floor

Thursday, Oct. 31

Career Advising Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Plaster Student Union, room 312

Friday, Nov. 1

Annual Nurse for a Day, 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Professional Building, room 103

Paradise Poisoned: The Impact of the Invasive Cane Toad on a Native Australian Community, 4-5 p.m., Temple Hall, room 003

Saturday, Nov. 2

Showcase Open House, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Plaster Student Union

Monday, Nov. 4

Optimal Preparation for Tenure-Promotion for Faculty Years 1-4: CHPA & LIB, 3:30-5 p.m., Strong Hall, room 204 College of Health and Human Services' annual Multidisciplinary Forum, 6-9 p.m., Plaster Student Union Theater

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and improve 3D models for Google Earth. These services come at a price, as many of them do not come with a direct tutorial on how to navigate them. “Google assumes that, if you want to use it, you’re going to figure it out for yourself,” said Cline. “When I teach about cloud-based stuff, I let my students be free to have the experience themselves and then tell me what they think about it.” Cline, who teaches media and journalism classes that focus around the use of cloud comput-

ing in the workplace, has been following Google’s pioneering into the digital world over the years. He was one of the first to try out the Chromebook, a laptop offered by Google that originally was strictly cloud storage-based. He also wanted to experiment with his personal use, as well as in the classroom, to see if cloud computing met the standards of his field of study. After using the CR-48, the prototype to the Chromebook, he was less than assured. “I set out to answer the question: Is the cloud ready for journalists to use?” said Cline. “I discovered that, for serious multi-tasking, it just isn’t ready yet.”

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MSU employees and their partners. The problem was that these policies specifically applied to the individual facility, and there still was not a clear policy on a university-wide level. Chesman said that the changes to the definition of

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vide additional funds to enhance the project. Sampson said that this idea has been in the works since the mid90s and that the transitway was designed as an alternate along with Bear Park South. However, at that time, the university shelved the project due to costs. Sampson said that the primary reason for the transitway’s construction was to bring the campus together. “When Madison

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sponsored dependents allow everyone at MSU to be aware and on the same page concerning the rules. “This makes the policy clearer and more transparent,” Chesman said. Both Chesman and Hader agreed the policy change will make MSU more competitive with other universities. With other schools already offering similar rules on sponsored benefits, Hader said he has seen employees

Street was closed in front of the Union, it brought the north part of campus into the main campus, improving the looks and movement of campus. We hope to do the same thing to the west. “The transitway will be designed so the pedestrian is king as they walk from Carrington to Strong. Today, you have to cross a street to get between these two. With the construction of this, you will not feel like you are crossing a street, but the shuttles will feel like they are intruding on the sidewalks.”

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Google Wallet allows for quick transfers of money. leave over the issue, and potential employees choose other institutions. “Fundamentally, why would they consider working here if their spouses and partners could not be covered under university benefits?” Hader said. Chesman said he has seen more positive reactions to the policy changes than negative and said he felt there was little contention over the decision made by the board of

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from consumers under all three categories. “If there’s something really eye-catching or something with a strong message, we’re obviously more likely to display it,” said Henry. Often, the pieces displayed are chosen not by quality, but by size. While three-dimensional sculptures are included in the showcase, this year’s exhibit in the PSU only featured twodimensional pieces, hung from the walls, because of limited display space. “The PSU has a wonderful hanging system to display the artwork on the walls, but in

governors. Holly Baggett, a history professor, worked on getting sexual orientation in the nondiscrimination policy, and said LGBT rights have come a long a way at MSU. “The fact that these types of benefits are now extended to the LGBT community, along with unmarried heterosexuals, without a long, drawn out public fight, shows how far we have come,” Baggett said.

some venues, we use stand-up display units that don’t always allow for the bigger pieces,” said Henry. “So that does come into play.” Henry is responsible for the involvement of universities across the state. In her first year as executive director, she reached out to MSU and other schools in hopes of bringing the traveling exhibits to the eyes of younger people. “It just hadn’t been done before,” said Henry. “And now we display our art at three or four universities. We’re very honored that it’s our second year with MSU.” Henry said MMHF is already in the process of selecting work for next year’s exhibits and hopes to continue the displays at MSU as an annual event.


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Oct. 29, 2013

Help save the environment Ghosts, ghouls,

Last weekend, at 4 a.m., 10 members of MSU’s Students for a Sustainable Future piled into a university van, taking off on a 13-hour ride to Pittsburgh, Pa. I was one of them. We were headed to Power Shift, the hub of the grassroots youth climate movement that is sweeping the nation. At Power Shift, we rubbed shoulders with 7,000 other youth activists in the largest LEED-certified convention center in the world. There we met like-minded young folks, exchanged ideas and strategies and were inspired by keynote speakers and leaders of the movement. On the last day of the conference, we took to the streets of Pittsburgh to protest fracking (natural gas drilling) in nearby county parks. Fracking pollutes billions of gallons of water, causes earthquakes and poisons thousands of U.S. residents. All in all, we had a total blast deepening our friendships, knowledge and passion for environmental activism. Missouri State’s very own

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Rachel Brown Cartoonist Beyond Coal Campaign, which kicked off in February 2012, was influenced by Power Shift 2011. In this campaign, we petitioned to transition away from using electricity generated by dirty fossil fuels, like coal, whose burning has been proven time and time again to destroy the quality of air and water, devastate human health and biodiversity, and aggravate climate change. In short, we demand a switch to electricity generated by renewable resources like wind and solar power, as well as massive energy efficiency investments. For months, the members of Students for a Sustainable Future strategized, collected thousands of signatures from students requesting clean energy, and educated our community about clean energy options.

We were granted a meeting with our board of governors, the biggest decision makers for the university, to present on our moral obligation as a university to switch to renewables and our many options for doing so. I am thrilled to inform you that our university is taking steps in the right direction with a committee that sets short- and long-term goals for MSU’s energy efficiency, as well as a plan to lead our university into a clean energy future. As awesome as this news is, our fight is not over yet. There is a myriad of issues we have yet to tackle, from the snack food industry’s desiccation of the Indonesian rainforest, the Keystone XL Pipeline, a hideous tarsands transporting snake across our nation, to the more intimate and immediate applications of sustainability in our own lives. I would like to encourage you to join us in Students for a Sustainable Future. You may be surprised to find what a difference you can make as an individual and in the context of a larger organization. We would love to show you

how. We welcome all kinds of people from all backgrounds, walks of life, ethnicities and orientations. Do not be afraid; we are not a pack of dirty hippies, but a group of movers and shakers and difference-makers aiming to weave a vibrant community of all types of people. These issues affect not a select few, but everyone who calls this planet home. We are a community of friends who care deeply about the environment, sharing information, vegetarian recipes, bike tips and good times. We are united by a passion to wrench this world out of the grasp of corrupt corporations and dirty outdated industry, to build something new and beautiful and honest. There is much work to be done in our world, our communities and within ourselves, and we are confident that you can truly help make a difference. Please join us in Temple 120 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. We truly hope to see you there, and planet Earth does too.

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It’s spooky Halloween story time

Behind her, the noise escalated to a sharp, piercing sound. She quickly cupped her hands over her ears and began to squeeze her hands tighter and tighter. Her whole body was shaking. She was uncomfortable and nervous. She began to sweat, beads slowly dripping down her face, into her eyes. She closed them abruptly, catching the salty droplets in her eyes. Her whole body was tense; even her toes started to clench. The sound grew sharper and sharper, and she squeezed her hands tighter and tighter, until, all of a sudden, the noise stopped. She unclasped her hands, opened her eyes and stretched out her toes. She stood up out of her chair and cautiously turned around. Behind her stood an older man — she hadn’t seen him since she’d come to Sacrum. He was tall and lean with the vibe of a politician. His name was Rant.

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“Ginger,” Rant said. She stood there with a straight face, confused as to what was happening. “Ginger,” he said again. Her straight face tensed up, she was becoming angry. Rant’s face turned to confusion as she said, “That is not my name.” “Yes it is. Your name is Ginger Larmore, you’re my wife.” Her face became beat red, her fists started to clench. “Look,” said Rant. He pulled out a photo, worn around the edges with a small piece of Scotch tape attaching the bottom left corner. “It’s us on our wedding day. Look how beautiful you are.” Her face became more intense than before, and all of a sudden she let out a scream. She screamed directly at Rant; no words, just noise. Her scream was a highpitched, sharp and piercing sound. She covered her ears, closed her eyes and clenched

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Peyson Shields Columnist her toes as she screamed at Rant. He seemed unbothered by the noise. He just stared at her, almost challenging her, just to see if she would stop. Ginger continued to let out the piercing noise as Rant just stared. As he stared, he was thinking about all of the memories they had together. He thought about their wedding and how Ginger was so nervous to walk down the aisle that she tripped. He also thought about their first child, Ana. Ginger was so happy when Ana was born. Her depression had finally gone away, and she had a beautiful baby girl to fill her void. How she loved to cuddle dard, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65897 or e-mailed to Standard@Missouri State.edu.

with Ana and would tickle her back until she fell asleep every night. Then he thought about last year and how he had to admit Ginger into Sacrum after Ana died — it’s the hardest thing he’d ever been through. Ginger continued to scream as Rant continued to think. As he thought and stared, he saw a small figure in the corner. The figure came closer and then he said, “Ana?” Ginger suddenly stopped screaming and turned around. She laid in bed, and Rant watched as the figure laid next to her. “Ana,” he said again, “Ging, it’s Ana!” Ginger stayed silent and began to tickle the figure’s back and Rant watched until she fell asleep. Beeeeeeeep, beeeeeeeeep, beeeeeeeeep — the sound was sharp and piercing. “Rant Larmore: time of death, 19:22,” said the surgeon.

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goblins and ... gross candy

The Halloween season means all of these are out and in full force

The air is crisp, the leaves are falling off the trees, Halloween is in the air and all of this can only mean one thing ... the worst candy in the history of candy is on the shelf at the store. This isn’t just any kind of bad candy. It’s not Smarties, the staple of every elementary school birthday party gift bag with their chalky tartness. It isn’t Sixlets, the less hot version of M&M’s that melt so quickly in your hand and leave a strange after taste of off-brand chocolate when you’re done eating them. It isn’t even Circus Peanuts with their foamy, marshmallow texture and processed flavor that leaves a lot to be desired. While all of these are equally disgusting and should be avoided at all costs when shopping for treats to hand out to young humans dressed as their favorite One Direction member, there’s one candy that should have caution tape around it, warning shoppers to stay away: candy corn. There are really few things I can think of that are worse than candy corn. Burning your tongue on the very first sip of a pumpkin spice latte because you don’t know how long to let it cool off? Maybe. Seeing a spider in your room and going to get something to kill it with (I mean humanely collect it and transport it outside) and then it’s gone when you get back?

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Possibly. Looking at the forecast that says partly sunny all day, so you don’t pack an umbrella, but then walking out of Craig Hall with flip flops on into pouring rain and puddle-ridden sidewalks? Perhaps. But I can’t think of many things more disappointing than walking home from trick-or-treating dressed as a Renaissance queen than opening my pillowcase to an exorbitant amount of packages of orange, white and yellow disgustingness. So this Halloween season, do us all a favor: Please, for the love of God, stop passing out candy corn. Stop putting candy corn out for people who come into your office on the off chance that you have candy sitting out. Stop filling your glass pumpkins with candy corn for family gatherings. Show the people in your life that you really do care about them by walking past the most hated Halloween candy of all time and opting for something a little better instead. Can someone make Lindor truffles the new candy corn? Yum.

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Oct. 29, 2013

Calendar Five steps to the best Halloween ever Tuesday, Oct. 29

Bake Sale and Craft Table Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free Big Gay Talent Show, 6-9 p.m., Carrington Hall Auditorium, A toiletry item donation is requested, all donations for the Aids Project of the Ozarks SAC Concerts Presents: Live Band Karaoke, 6-9 p.m., Plaster Student Union food court, free

America’s Music: Film History of Rock, 7-9 p.m., Plaster Student Union Theater, free

C.H. McCoy Jazz Recital, 7:308:30 p.m., Ellis Hall recital hall, free

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How do you have a great Halloween in college? Some students may think it’s ‘lame’ to actually celebrate Halloween and join in festivities other than partying in a costume, but why is Halloween only limited to that? Surrounding Springfield there are more than a dozen pumpkin patches, haunted houses, corn mazes and haunted forests. Halloween doesn’t just have to be a day you put a costume on and go outwith friends. There are certain things you can do to make this year’s

Halloween much better than in past years, startHoliday treats are also a way to get in the ing with getting in the Halloween spirit. spirit of Halloween. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin seeds, kettle corn, caramel 1. Get into the Halloween spirit apples, candy corn and other fall delectables will The only thing on your TV should be scary bring a harvest smell and feel to your home, and movies and TV shows. they are delicious, so why not munch on them Don’t forget to decorate your dorm, apartment the week of Halloween. It’s a holiday, so splurge. or house with all things Halloween: lights, cobwebs, fake spiders, orange and black streamers or 2. Get the perfect costume Whether you are dressing up with friends, a garland, skeletons, ghosts, scarecrows, pumpkins, gourds and hay stacks. If you really want to significant other or just by yourself, your cosget into it, put up funky strobe lights and the tume has to be clever, creative and well-executmust-have fog machines for any freaky design, but only if it’s permitted by your landlord. u See BEST, page 10

Wednesday, Oct. 30 Coffee with the Chief, 7-9 a.m., The Coffee Ethic, free, food and drink available for purchase

Halloween in the Halls, 5:15-7:30 p.m., Blair-Shannon House Grand Lounge, free

Rocky Horror Picture Show screening, 9-11 p.m., Plaster Student Union Theater, free

Thursday, Oct. 31

Annual Halloween Costume 5k Run, 6-7:15 a.m., Hammons Fountain, in front of Meyer Library, free

Halloween with Uncle Gregory, 79 p.m., 128 Park Central Square, free

FRC’s Haunted Past, 9-11:59 p.m., Foster Recration Center, free

Friday, Nov. 1

Free community cooking class, 45:30 p.m., Jordan Valley Community Health Center, 618 N. Benton Ave., free Maggie’s Open House fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., 450 E. Commercial St., free, clothing donations taken at event

First Friday Art Talk: Shon Cele Rainey presents “The Woman in the Mirror: The Mirror in Contemporary Photography,” 6 p.m., 128 Park Central Square, C-Street Roll: The Art Legends of Springfield, 6-9 p.m., 233 E. Commercial St., free Moon City reading featuring Kerry James Evans, 7-9 p.m., Plaster Student Union Theater, free SAC Campus Events: Rock-NBowl, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Level 1 Game Center, free

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” 8 p.m., Jaunita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts, $15-55 Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., Skinny Improv, $10-12

First Friday Craft Beer Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., The Outland Ballroom, 325 South Ave., $5

Saturday, Nov. 2

MarooNation Ball, 7-11 p.m., Palladium St. Louis, 1400 Park Place, St. Louis, Mo., $150 per person Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., Skinny Improv, $10-12

Sunday, Nov. 3

Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival, Marathon, Half-marathon and 5k Races, 7 a.m., Bass Pro Shops Grand Entrance, registration is closed but volunteers are needed to cheer on runners

Monday, Nov. 4

Christmas on Campbell: A Christmas Open House of Art Galleries, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Campbell Street downtown, free

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Halloween in the Halls of MSU

Halloween in the Halls: is Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5-8pm. If you happen to be a student who has children this a safe option to take your kids trick-or-treating. It is also indoors, so, rain or snow, this event is happening. Check-in will be at the Pumpkin Patch (Blair-Shannon Grand Lounge), and there will be games and refreshments. There will be guides to lead children down the not-so-scary floors of the residence halls. The last tour begins at 7:30 p.m.

Meals-A-Million Event

Over the weekend of Nov. 1517, the packaging of meals will begin. Every half hour, 100 volunteers will start packaging food. This will take place in the Springfield Expo Center. More than 3,000 people have already registered, and there are less than 1,500 spots left. This event is led by Friends for Hunger, a group whose goal is to unite against hunger, worldwide and locally. To register, go to http:// fahunger.org/howyoucanhelp/volunteer.html.

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The Grand Street underpass is just one location on MSU’s campus that can have you shaking in your boots Halloween night.

You will be after reading about the top five scariest places on the Missouri State campus.

denly turn MSU’s campus into the 3. Freudenberger House set of a Hitchcock film — and Freudenberger House, also This year, you can forget the there’s a distinct lack of phone known as Freddy House, is a haunted houses. MSU’s got booths on campus to keep us safe. five-story residence hall on camcreepy things going on right here pus, but what may be unbeon campus. 2. Underground tunnel system knownst to you is the haunted And nowhere is safe — creepy Few people know that the uni- fifth floor. things happen where you eat, versity has an underground tunnel According to Ghosts and sleep and study on this campus. system and it’s not hard to believe Haunts of Missouri, there is a legthat things can get a little creepy end of a female ghost that haunts 1. PSU down there sometimes. the building. If you are sitting around in the The tunnels supply utilities The ghost is referred to as the PSU, be sure to check your sur- such as gas, heat, phone lines and “Dorm Mom.” roundings. you may have a few electricity throughout campus. It’s said that she has a special unexpected flying visitors scaring Clif Smart, president of the liking for the fifth floor, but activyou senseless. university, has seen the tunnels ity has occurred throughout the Birds shouldn’t be swooping for himself and knows first hand building. around the PSU, but neverthe- that it is not a place for the faint less, they have found their way of heart. 4. The FRC in, and no one is safe from their “The tunnel system connects Then there is the Foster Recrebeating wings and beastly claws. all the buildings and I’ve gone ation Center. So far, the creatures have through that,” Smart said. “I You may ask, “How can a new been fairly docile, but that could wouldn’t want to be trapped down building be haunted?” But some change at any moment, and sud- there; it’s pretty spooky.” say that if you listen closely, you

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can hear the voices of students past whispering, “I paid for this building, damn it, and I never got to use it!” All right, so it may not actually be haunted by students passed, but they are holding an event called, “FRC’s Haunted Past,” that will take you on a haunted trail through the FRC. It will provide you with the usual party accompaniments food, drinks and music- and it is all happening Halloween night from 9-11:59 p.m.

5. Grand Street underpass

This is The Standard’s pick for spookiest campus location. If you have walked this tunnel after the sun has sunk into the horizon, you know just how terrifying it can be to venture inside its walls by yourself.

No cookie-cutter costumes this year This Halloween, put your best foot forward with the best DIY costume ever By Rose Marthis The Standard

Halloween is all about the creepy, the candy and the costume. Arguably, the most important of these is the costume, because it can make or break your Halloween experience. Whether you’re going to a costume party or downtown, you need a great costume that is easily recognizable. Fully developing a creative idea and putting extra effort into the details will ensure that your costume will invite praise and photo ops. People will be most impressed with your costume when they can tell you put time into it. Allen Lewis is a bartender and manager at Dublin’s Pass Irish Pub downtown. He said he enjoys seeing the costumes that look like they’re homemade. Though do-it-yourself costumes take more time than just buying them, they don’t necessarily have to be more difficult or expensive. Melinda Robinson is an instructor in the Theatre and Dance Department, and also works in the costume shop. She recommends using pieces already in your closet or shopping at a thrift store to make your costume.

“I love seeing people putting costumes together their own way,” she says. “Buying one just isn’t as creative to me.” Robinson also says that the challenge of making your own costume depends on how much sewing experience you have, but there are lots of patterns of varying difficulties available at fabric stores that can help. A starting point for inspiration can be looking at your favorite movies, cartoons and characters, Robinson said. Here are some ideas for clever costumes that aren’t the overdone “sexy cat.”

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Make it a treat Trick this Halloween all the scary or withfavorites your treat? belly can bear Peyson Shields Life Reporter

It’s Halloween, witch means it’s time to party. See what I did there? I spelled ‘which’ like ‘witch.’ You know I’m witchy. Ha! Like ‘witty.’ Okay, I’ll stop. Besides Halloween being the one time of year that girls are allowed to dress like a tramp, it’s also a great time to munch on some fall fare. You can’t have a proper boo-fest without yummy food that looks disgusting. You’re welcome.

JACK-O-LANTERN PIZZA

Yes, Papa Murphy’s offers this classic this time of the year. No, it is not healthy. My version revolves around the crust. Once that is set, you can top it however you feel, but I know you’re feeling an adorable jack-o-lantern.

with a fork. Bake for 5 minutes. Once you have baked the crust, top with marinara and cheeses. If making jack-o-lantern style pizza, place the pepperoni around the edge of the pizza crust, making a circle. Make a smile out of the pepperonis, then place two pepperonis for eyes and place a sliced black olive in the center of each pepperoni. After you have all the toppings that you wish, bake for 8-10 minutes or until everything is bubbly and brown.

DIP ME BABE

Party food doesn’t stop at pizza. Chips and dip are a party classic, so I’ve healthed it up by using Greek yogurt and dipping with carrots. Plus, baby carrots kind of look like stumpy fingers. So how cool is that? What you’ll need 2 cups non-fat Greek yogurt 1 package dry ranch-dressing mix 4 drops black food coloring (if you’re brave enough)

What you’ll do What you’ll need In a medium sized bowl, mix up all Crust: the ingredients. Place on a platter with 1 cup whole-wheat flour baby carrots and you’ve got a dip that no 1 cup organic unbleached white flour one will guess is healthy, only delicious. 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon sea salt PUMPKIN, YOU’RE SO SMOOTHIE ¼ cup olive oil I wouldn’t be a girl if I didn’t include something pumpkin in my article about Toppings: fall food. So here we go. 1 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese What you’ll need ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup canned pumpkin ½ cup marinara sauce 1 frozen banana Turkey pepperoni and sliced black ¾ cup almond milk olives (if making jack-o-lantern 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice design) 1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter What you’ll do Ice, if needed Oven at 425 F Mix all ingredients for the crust What you’ll do together in a medium sized bowl. In a blender, blend all of the ingrediSprinkle the counter, rolling pin, and ents, except for ice, together until the hands with whole-wheat flour and roll smoothie reaches a smooth consistency. out the dough until it’s about 1/8 inch If the smoothie is too thin, add in ice. thick. Transfer dough to baking sheet If the smoothie is too thick, thin it out and poke holes all around the dough with almond milk.

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Classic horrors

For most, the go-to Halloween movies might fall into the category of slashers, like “Friday the 13th” or “Nightmare on Elm Street,” or, perhaps, some of the more paranormal films like, Karman “The Conjuring” or the aptly named, “Paranormal Activity.” However, for a change of pace, perhaps you could try some Bowers classic horror films. No, I don’t mean any of those remakes of the classics, Movie Reviewer although some aren’t too bad. I mean the originals. The following are five of my favorite classic horror films. Hopefully, there is something for everyone here.

‘Diabolique’

“Diabolique” is a 1955 French film that is the most suspenseful and stressful movie I have ever seen. It’s about a wife of a cruel husband and his mistress who conspire to kill him. Yet, after the deed is done, the body disappears and strange events ensue. This is the film that is said to have inspired Alfred Hitchcock.

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‘The Birds’

Speaking of Hitchcock, at least one of his has to make a list like this. I choose “The Birds.” The plot is pretty self-explanatory, but after you watch it you will never look at a group of birds sitting on a telephone wire the same way again. I mean, what do you do when there are thousands of creatures you can’t reason with slamming through your doors and windows trying to kill you? Terrifying.

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‘The Wicker Man’

The original 1973 one, not the crazy Nic Cage one. This isn’t your-jump-out-and-go “boo” or your crazed killer on the loose movie. This is all about the sometimes truly frightening power of absolute belief. This movie is chilling and creepy and just another reason why I don’t like going out into the countryside.

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‘The Evil Dead’

The 1981 Sam Raimi original. You may have seen the remake, which, as a big fan of the original, I immensely enjoyed, but nothing beats Bruce Campbell and some Deadites. Five college friends vacation at a cabin in the woods only to release flesh-possessing demons. It’s totally gross and has some serious “WTF” moments.

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‘Alien’

Yes, I had to put something like this on here, because, in space, no one can hear you scream. You’re alone, isolated, no help on the way, and an acidic, ceilingdwelling-death-creature is hot on your tail. But I think I’m more creeped out by the face huggers than anything else, and the fact that it basically impregnates you.


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Scorebox Football (3-6, 3-2 MVFC) Saturday, Oct. 26 Missouri State 21 7 7 3 — 38 Western Illinois 6 7 7 7 — 27 Men’s soccer (9-3-2, 4-0 MVC) Wednesday, Oct. 23 UCA 0 0— 0 Missouri State 1 1 — 2 Field hockey (3-12, 0-4 MVC) Saturday, Oct. 26 Missouri State 0 0 — 0 Cent. Michigan 0 2 — 2 Women’s soccer (5-9-3, 2-1-2 MVC) Friday, Oct. 25 Missouri State 0 1 — 1 Indiana State 1 1— 2 Volleyball (14-9, 6-5 MVC) Friday, Oct. 25 Northern Iowa 25 20 27 25 — 3 Missouri State 21 25 25 16 — 1 Saturday, Oct. 26 Drake 17 9 19 — 0 Missouri State 25 25 25 — 3 Men’s golf Tuesday, Oct. 22 Jim Rivers Intercollegiate, 7th out of 12 teams Swimming and diving Friday, Oct. 25 M: W, 147-96; W: W, 146-91 Men’s basketball (0-0, 0-0) Sunday, Oct. 27* McKendree 28 43 — 71 Missouri State 51 53 —104 *Denotes exhibition game

Calendar Tuesday, Oct. 29

Volleyball, 6 p.m., vs. SEMO at home

Men’s basketball, 7:35 p.m., vs. Missouri Southern at home

Thursday, Oct. 31

Women’s soccer, 7 p.m., vs. Illinois State at home Women’s basketball, 7:05 p.m., vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith in Springfield

Friday, Nov. 1

Swimming & diving, 4:30 p.m., vs. Evansville at home

Volleyball, 7 p.m., vs. Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Swimming & diving, 11 a.m., vs. Southern Illinois at home

Women’s cross-country, 11 a.m., Missouri Valley Conference Championships in Des Moines, Iowa Football, 1 p.m., vs. Indiana State at home

Volleyball, 6 p.m., vs. Evansville in Evansville, Ind. Men’s soccer, 6 p.m., vs. Bradley in Peoria, Ill.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Field hockey, 1 p.m., vs. Ball State at home

Monday, Nov. 4

Women’s basketball, 7:05 p.m., vs. Maryville St. Louis at home

Briefs

Junior diver named MAC Swimmer of the Week after breaking records

Garrett Nevels was named the Mid-American male Swimmer of the Week after his performance against Drury on Friday, Oct. 25. Nevels swept the 1- and 3meter diving events and broke his own school record in the 1-meter event, according to a university news release.

Softball volunteers with Miracle League of Springfield

The MSU softball team will again volunteer to aid the Miracle League of Springfield in its “Buddy” program. The program provides encouragement and assistance to young players with disabilities.

Men’s soccer, ROTC live their legacy

The men’s soccer team and the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program will again have their annual “Living Our Legacy” game. The game will be played Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., as the Bears host SIU Edwardsville in their last regular-season game.

ONLINE: Ice Bears win sixth straight; Volleyball loses to UNI, beats Drake

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Do pay attention to that man behind the

‘Orange Curtain’

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Senior goalie Trevor Spangenberg has an .829 save percentage this season.

S eni or g oa l keep er Tr ev or Sp a ng enb er g h as he lp ed M SU to s ix c ons ecu ti ve shut o uts , f i r st p la ce in th e MV C By John Robinson The Standard

The Missouri State men’s soccer team is one of the top defensive teams in the nation. With a nation-leading average of .40 goals allowed in a game and a sixth consecutive shutout — a new school record— it’s no wonder MSU men’s soccer currently sits atop the Missouri Valley Conference. The team even has a good shot at going into the MVC tournament as the number one seed. Though it has been a team effort, one member of the Bears stands out in his bright orange jersey: senior goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg (dubbed “Orange Curtain” by the team). I sat down with Spangenberg to find out a little more about him. Spangenberg grew up in Valparaiso, Ind. He took to soccer from the young age of six, entering middle school with it as his main sport, and he’s kept at it ever since. Spangenberg is attending Missouri State, seeking a degree in criminology. He was drawn to Missouri State when he visited the school, falling in love with the campus and the city of Springfield. He also felt a connection to the coaching staff. “I love the coaches, and everything just seemed to fit right,” Spangenberg said.

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The B.E.A.R. Fee, student opinion and its effects on MSU students

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he B.E.A.R Fee passed a week and a half ago without much opposition, but you already knew that by now, I am

sure. So, what does it mean? Jason King, an associate athletic director for the University of Wisconsin, says it is essential to have nice facilities. King was formerly of Southern Illinois University (another Missouri Valley Conference school) where he oversaw the building of many new facilities, just as he is a part of building and renovating projects now with Wisconsin. “Facilities help student-athletes to be successful. My philosophy is to create a ‘onestop shop.’ We want student-athletes to feel at home while here, because it really is a home away from home, and if we provide as many amenities as we can, then that just increases their experience. With new facilities, you also enhance the experience for fans and students, which extends to the community,” said King. These same ideals are what Missouri State’s Athletic Director Kyle Moats is focusing on. In his letter to The Standard last week, Moats was so pleased by the efforts of

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the entire staff and student body. He wrote that “as we work together, communicate and trust one another, great change can be accomplished.” Great change is being accomplished, and a lot of this change means inspiration and excitement for the athletic programs at Missouri State. Here is an in-depth look at how the coaches within each affected athletic program feel about the B.E.A.R. Fee.

Football

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Bears set to meet Redbirds on Halloween

Women’s soccer wraps up conference play in spooky home game By Eli Wohlenhaus The Standard

The women’s soccer Bears are set to face the Missouri Valley Conference leader Illinois State on Halloween night. The Bears (5-9-3, 2-1-2) come into the game having just lost their first conference game to Indiana State last Friday night. Illinois State (11-6-0, 5-0) has notable wins against No. 22 ranked Marquette, Texas Christian University, and Indiana State. The Redbirds’ only non-shutout in conference play was to Indiana State, who is 3-2 in the conference and in second place in the Missouri Valley Conference. Missouri State’s sole conference loss was to Indiana State last Friday. Even though first place is clinched by the Redbirds, the Bears can still finish the regular season in second place with a win and a loss or tie by Indiana State. Even if they lose to Illinois State, as long as Evansville loses or ties, the Bears will at least retain third place in the regular season. The Bears and Redbirds have tied eight times out of 27 total meetings. Not only does Illinois State have the most ties with Missouri State, they also have the most all-time wins against them. Alongside Evansville, the Redbirds have 13 wins against the Bears. The Bears have only defeated the Redbirds six times in 18 seasons. For Missouri State to win or tie, they will have to score goals. The defense has largely done great at stopping the opposing team, but it has let goals get by it in the waning minutes of close games. Illinois State brings a solid game all around, making shutout after shutout with goals to spare. The Bears will have to maintain a steady offensive attack and keep the ball on the Redbirds’ side of the field to give them the best shot at an upset. Look for Missouri State to play with a lot of purpose in this game, hoping to catch Illinois State in a moment of overconfidence. The game begins at 7 p.m. at Plaster Field.


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Victory is theirs

Junior forward Christian Kirk shoots a free throw in Missouri State’s exhibition game against McKendree. Kirk was 1-4 in free throw attempts in the Bears’ 104-71 victory on Oct. 27.

The five newcomers for the Missouri State men’s basketball Bears were put on display in a 104-71 exhibition victory over the McKendree Bearcats on Oct. 27. The three true freshmen

on the team — guards Austin Ruder and Devon Thomas, along with center Tyler McCullough — led the team in minutes played during the game. Ruder, who is a native of Springfield, led all scorers with 16 points. The Bears got off to a slow start after sophomore

Threepeat?

Football looks to Indiana State for its third consecutive win By Mike Ursery The Standard

It wasn’t pretty, but the football Bears picked up a road win against Western Illinois last week. What looked to be a blowout quickly became a close game after costly turnovers led to 13 unanswered points scored by the Leathernecks. MSU did have the aggressive start that it has been looking for since the opening game. The offense scored on its first possession, then scored again after the defense forced a three-and-out. The Bears built a 21-0 lead and looked to have the game well in hand, but mistakes allowed Western Illinois to climb back into it before MSU put the game away late in the fourth quarter.

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guard Marcus Marshall opened the game by hitting two free throws, but the team would go on to miss eight of its next nine shots before senior forward Keith Pickens tipped in a Thomas layup to break the drought. MSU pulled ahead 17-16 at the 11:04 mark when junior forward Christian Kirk made a short-range jump shot. Kirk’s basket ignited a 22-0 run that lasted nearly six minutes. The Bearcats were able to break the scoring run, but they were not able to slow down the fast-paced offensive style that MSU used in the game. “It was a good exhibition game for us,” head coach Paul Lusk said. “After scrimmaging a lot in practice, we needed to play someone else. We did really well in terms of scoring.” MSU shot 53 percent

from the field in the first half, and they went into halftime with a 51-28 lead. When the second half began, McCullough scored four of the first six points to increase the lead to 57-32. McCullough finished his first collegiate basketball game with nine points and seven rebounds. He also blocked six shots. “I felt comfortable out there today,” McCullough said. “I had (Kirk) and (Emmanuel Addo) out there with me. It’s like having two more coaches teaching me.” Addo scored 10 points and made nine rebounds in his first game as a Bear. Junior forward Ron Mvouika added five points and seven rebounds. The final exhibition game for MSU will be played against Missouri Southern on Oct. 29 at JQH Arena. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:35 p.m.

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of school, soccer, homework and sleep for Spangenberg, but for him, it’s all worth it. His post-college goals involve playing soccer on the professional level. “I want to make a big push, go to some combines and see where it goes,” he said. Playing on a professional level is a lofty goal for any collegiate athlete, but Spangenberg has certainly been building a good resume, posting career record-breaking numbers this season and coming back after an injury suffered before the 2012 season. It was a new setback for Spangenberg, of which he said, “I had never had an injury before. It was my first, and it was pretty rough, but I worked hard. I wanted to get back.” Not only was he forced to watch from the sidelines all

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year, but the Bears had one of their worst seasons, failing to win a single conference game. Now, with last season a distant memory, the extreme success of this team isn’t a surprise to Spangenberg. “Everyone’s excited about the goals against average, but really, it’s the standard we expect from ourselves,” he said. “We’re reaching the goals we know we can set.” The goals for this year don’t stop there, though. For Spangenberg and his teammates, a conference championship and a first place seed are in their sights. Only two games remain in the regular season, and the Bears control their own destiny with the ability to win out. With the defensive power led by the Orange Curtain, that goal seems very reachable. As for Spangenberg’s nickname the “Orange Curtain”? “I saw it on twitter one day, but I like it!” said Spangenberg.


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Swimming and diving season opens with a bang as MSU defeats Drury By Chase Probert The Standard

The Missouri State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated the crosstown rival Drury Panthers before a packed crowd, claiming 17 of 26 events in a dual meet Friday night. The men beat the defending Division-II champions Drury 147-96, taking nine of the 13 events. Junior Paul Le set two Missouri State pool records, breaking the men’s 400-yard relay and 200-yard backstroke. Junior Garrett Nevels also set a Missouri State record,

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The swimming and diving team took on the Drury Panthers on Friday, Oct. 25. scoring 357.67 in the men’s 1- (also defending D-II champi- yard free. meter diving event. Le, ons) by a score of 146-91, Missouri State returns to Nevels and sophomore taking eight of 13 events. the pool at Hammons Student Miguel Davila (500-yard free; Sophomore Dora Kiss won Center for a pair of home 1,000-yard free) each won three events for Missouri meets this weekend, hosting two events on the men’s side. State, including the 200-yard Evansville Friday and SouthThe women beat Drury free, 200-yard fly, and 500- ern Illinois Saturday.

hecklers out there to get your A-game ready for the 2014 season). Anyway, with a field that doesn’t tear up the skin of the players, that will also remain open for student use, plus a new student section that will be less sketchy in look and feel, Plaster Field is trending way up in value. In fact, the sheer knowledge that the vote passed inspired the football team in the Homecoming game. The Bears beat a team (South Dakota State) they had never defeated before. Not to mention the fact that this was a team who was ranked nationally. I caught up with head coach Terry Allen to discuss the B.E.A.R Fee and what it meant to the team, and he said, “It had a great impact on Saturday’s game. When I told the guys on Friday night that it had passed, there was an awful lot of smiles in the room. Hopefully it will be a great inspiration for the rest of the season and until we get finished.”

“We’re happy to see that we’re getting that kind of support. We have tried to do the best we can with the facilities that we’re sharing, but it’s been a challenge trying to balance things, which is done mostly because the coaches are able to work together,” said Brewer. “It’s not just athletic facilities, it’s recreational facilities, and they deserve some of the best facilities we can provide, and this makes a nice step that way.”

Track and field

In director Ronald Boyce’s 18 seasons with Missouri State University, there has not been one track and field meet hosted here. This is all about to change for Boyce; a man who, despite always traveling for meets, has been Coach of the Year 10 times in his career — the latest one coming last season. With the new track in the soccer complex, this will be possible. Boyce said of the B.E.A.R Fee passing, “Being able to host meets is momentous and a great recruiting tool. We have a pretty campus and with the ability to have home meets, that will make a big difference in getting athletes here. This is a tremendous advantage to the Men’s and women’s soccer community as well, since these faciliThe new soccer complex will be ties will be available for them to use.” located where the practice field is currently located, which is to the north of Field hockey Glass Hall. This complex will have an Not only is the track and field team eight-lane track (which we’ll get more getting the opportunity to finally host into later), seating for 1,000 fans as home meets, now the field hockey team well as a press box, and will be open for can also host home games, and it will student use. not be in violation of field-type rules Men’s soccer head coach Jon Leamy instituted by the Mid-American Consaid, “It’s going to be a win-win for ference. (The Missouri Valley Confereverybody. With the school having ence does not have women’s field every facility open to the students, it’s hockey.) This field will have lacrosse going to be a great situation for every- lines on it so that lacrosse club can also one.” have a proper playing surface. Women’s soccer head coach Rob Head coach Gabby Gomez Sosa Brewer, feels the same way. said, “It will make a huge difference for

us. It’s very important for the program to get the proper surface for us to play. We’ll be able to host home games, which means less traveling. Less traveling means our players are less tired. It’s really going to be huge for our program.

You

Now we get to the good stuff for you. The current policy at Missouri State University is that students are allowed to use the playing surfaces to their heart’s content. And guess what? That is not going to change! One of the very best aspects to the B.E.A.R Fee is that students who use the facilities for personal training and recreational sports will still get to do so, only without constantly sharing one field. The students will also receive a sand volleyball court southwest of Hammons Student Center. There will be two standard-sized sand courts along with seating for the pleasure of players and onlookers. Furthering the advantages for students is that approximately $200,000 of the B.E.A.R Fee funding will go directly into an account called the Student Experience Fund. The fund will go toward providing all the pretty gadgets and gizmos that are fun to play with at sporting events, not to mention the ample opportunity to have T-shirts made, all “free” to students. Needless to say, there are a lot of positives to the passing of the B.E.A.R Fee. These upgrades will reach many people in a positive way, especially for the future. It has worked for other universities, some that are similar to Missouri State University and some that are much larger that we should strive to be like. This is a great school, so thanks to all of you who are helping to keep it great.

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Indiana State at Plaster Field. The Sycamores are not a strong opponent, but the Bears could let this one slip Continued from page 7 away if they do a lot of the The win puts MSU into a things they did last week. third place tie in the Valley with Illinois State and South The opponent Dakota. With three games Indiana State is giving up remaining on the schedule, 37.6 points per game this seawinning is essential to main- son. The Sycamores’ defense tain this position in the con- has allowed 17 rushing touchference. downs while giving up 186.5 This week, MSU takes on rushing yards per game.

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ed. While the Halloween stores are a good place to start to find the perfect costume, they are also very pricey. Homemade costumes are not only cheaper, but allow you to express your imagination and be a bit more creative while compiling an entire costume. Anyone can just go buy that packaged costume. Having a homemade costume sets you apart from the million other people being the exact same thing. Even if you are short on time, you can still come up with something. Girls, make a dress out of a large t- shirt from Walmart and slap some paint on it. You can literally be anything with a good old-fashioned Tshirt dress. Guys, black sweats and a mask can give you more than a dozen options for a quick, easy and cheap costume. Don’t fret. Two days is plenty of time to make this year the greatest Halloween ever.

However, defending against the pass appears to be their strength. They are only giving up 192 passing yards per game and have allowed just 14 passing touchdowns. On offense, they average just 27 points per game in a league that features a lot of high-scoring teams. Their offensive line has allowed their quarterback to be sacked 34 times, and they are a meager 30 percent on third down

around Springfield are open on Halloween night, as well as the haunted forests. After handing out candy to some trick-or-treaters, take a road trip to Nixa and visit McCauley’s Haunted Woods. If you just want to be a bum, horror movie marathons are always a great option. Try watching every Halloween movie in consecutive order. TV stations will be playing them on repeat all week long. Or just rent a couple of horror movies from Redbox and cuddle up on the couch with a big blanket to hide under and a bunch of fall delectables to munch on.

4. Carve a pumpkin

Consider it a Halloween rite of passage. It may seem childish, but let’s be real, everyone loved carving pumpkins when they were little — from picking it out at the pumpkin patch, to bringing it home and pulling out all the guts. Carving pumpkins is always a good time. It’s messy but fun. Besides, what’s Halloween without at least one pumpkin? It’s just another decoration to conjure up your Halloween spirit, plus, once you’re done pulling all the 3. Make plans that you will actually guts out. you can cook the pumpkin enjoy! seeds! Try some cinnamon and sugar Yes, there will be parties, but that on top for a sinfully delicious twist doesn’t mean that’s your only option on the traditional recipe. for the night. If you and your friends aren’t the party type, you’re in luck; 5. Prepare yourself there are dozens of places that are Unfortunately, Halloween is on a hosting events specifically for Hal- school night for most students, so loween! All the haunted houses make sure you don’t have to wake up

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conversions this season. They currently sit at the bottom of the Valley with a 0-4 record, but they aim to break into the win column against the Bears.

Why Missouri State can win

MSU currently sits tied for third place in the conference with South Dakota and Illinois State. A win this weekend, combined with a loss by South Dakota, puts MSU in position to finish the season

at 6 a.m. before class to finish that assignment you pushed off until the last minute. Get everything done that needs to be done before Halloween night. Then, the second your last class is over, your festivities can begin. No one wants to stay home doing homework on Halloween, and I’m sure your friends wouldn’t be happy if you bailed on them to stay in. How can you have the best Halloween if you’re stuck at home, mindlessly reading textbooks or stressing about that last assignment you didn’t do. For once, listen to your elementary school teachers and your parents. Use your time wisely and get your work done so you can go enjoy yourself! Don’t think that just because Halloween is in two days that you’re doomed to not have a great Halloween. There’s still time! Walmart, Target and Walgreens have a ton of Halloween decorations to satisfy that college budget, so you can still decorate your pad for the festivities. Luckily, Netflix exists so that you can stream scary movies constantly. Various grocery stores and parking lot vendors are still selling pumpkins, so you can run and grab one to carve and still make a fall treat by spicing up the pumpkin seed recipe. Call your friends! College students are notorious for not making plans until the night of, but, in this case, there’s still time to explore options and to get all those homework assignments done as well.

in the same place. MSU faces a very beatable team, judging by how the Sycamores have looked this season. However, the Bears can very easily lose this game if they continue to struggle with ball security the way they did against Western Illinois. Aside from the fumbles, the offense and defense both had good showings, something they will need to do again at home.

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says “Go ceilings!” and sport a foam finger. Hawaiian Punch. Wear a Hawaiian shirt, a lei, and boxing gloves. Dunkin’ Donuts. Paint frosting and sprinkles on an inner tube, and put it around you while wearing a basketball uniform.

For everyone around you to get a hint of nostalgia, put on a ‘90s costume:

Legends of the Hidden Temple. Making or finding the shirts might be a little tricky, but after that, just add a helmet and a set of skating pads. Cher from Clueless. Wear a white button up shirt, a cardigan, a plaid skirt and knee high socks. Spice Girls. Find the dresses at a thrift store, add some glitter and throw up peace signs in your group picture. Space Jam. You can find the uniforms online, or you can have an artsy friend draw the “Tune Squad” logo on a white tank top for you. Add some shorts, knee socks, and sweatbands and you’re ready to go.

If you just got the invite and need a last minute costume, try

My prediction

The Sycamores defeated MSU 31-17 last season in Terre Haute, Ind. The Bears would like to return the favor this weekend and improve to 4-2. The coaching staff will have the team working this week to fix the fumbling issues. A good turnout by the student body would provide a boost on Saturday. MSU 31, Indiana State 20

these:

Sexy Sheet Ghost. Wear a white sheet with the eye holes cut out and a bikini over it. Nudist on Strike. Wear literally any outfit you own, and carry a cardboard sign that says “nudist on strike.” The Fonz. In case you felt like you needed a reason to wear your vintage leather jacket (P.S. you don’t). Wednesday Adams. Wear a black button up, a black skirt, black tights, two braids and a permanent look of disgust. Bouncers. The perfect excuse to wear a suit and sunglasses at night. Tourist. Wear an Hawaiian shirt and a fanny pack. You get extra points if you wear socks and sandals and put a Polaroid camera around your neck. If none of these appeal to you, you can always go for shock value. Lewis said the craziest costume he had ever seen was a man dressed up as a maxi pad. No matter what idea you go with, make sure that you’re dressed appropriately for the weather. “The primary concern should be comfort,” said Robinson. “The biggest mistake I made was getting all dressed up and then having to put a coat over it.”


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