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MSU buys Monroe for $8 million
Missouri State University’s Board of Governors announced additional housing on Springfield campus last Friday with the purchase of The Monroe. The complex, located at 1141 E. Monroe, originally belonged to Campus Ministries, but was later sold to the Miller O’Reilly Company. The Board of Governors approved the $8 million purchase to give students alternative options to the traditional suitestyle housing already in place on campus. The building has 122 bedrooms, according to The Standard’s archives, and will increase the university’s housing capacity to 4,036 beds.
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Homecoming Queen Lexi Beck and Jared Horman were crowned during the halftime celebration at Saturday’s football game.
Homecoming king crowning mishap
Jared Horman and Lexi Beck were announced as Missouri State’s 2012 homecoming king and queen on Saturday during halftime at the football game. However, Horman didn’t actually win the title. After going through the crowning ceremony and taking photos on the field, it was announced that Garret Mueller, also a candidate for the crown, was in fact the winner of the king competition. Students had the opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice in an online poll last week available through the Missouri State website. The exact numbers for the results were not available before The Standard’s press time.
The president isn’t the only candidate on the Nov. 6 ballot
As Election Day draws closer, all eyes are on the most important race in the country: The presidential race. It’s impossible to turn on the TV for a few minutes without becoming bombarded with political ads. Living in Missouri, how-
ever, a state which is not one of the key swing states, instead of seeing proObama/anti-Romney or proRomney/anti-Obama commercials, you may have heard, “Spence’s bank took a $40 million bailout from Washington,” or “Jay Nixon is different — a career politician whose failed leadership has tanked Missouri’s economy.”
Jay Nixon Democrat
Claire McCaskill Democrat
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Graduate Assistant and Teaching Assistant Mentoring, 11 a.m.12:15 p.m., Meyer Library 204
Graduate Student Senate October Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m., Carrington Auditorium SAC Meeting, 4-5 p.m., PSU 313 SGA Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., PSU 313
Wednesday, Oct. 31 MSU Army ROTC Halloween Battalion Run, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Meyer Library Director of the Bookstore candidate open forum, Laura Warren, 3-3:45 p.m., Hill 2
Study Skills Workshop Series: Academic Writing, 6-6:50 p.m., Glass 101
Gerontology Club Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Professional 227
Thursday, Nov. 1
Study Skills Workshop Series: Academic Writing, 2-2:50 p.m., Meyer Library 101
Students for a Sustainable Future Meeting, 4-5 p.m., Temple 105 Panel on Islam and Politics in the Middle East, 7-8:30 p.m., Glass 101
Saturday, Nov. 3
8th Native American Heritage Month Powwow, noon-11:30 p.m., Hammons Student Center, also noon-6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 Graphic Design Illustration Student Exhibition, 1-5 p.m., Student Exhibition Center
Age: 54 Most recent job: President and CEO of Alpha Packaging, 19852010
Jonathan Dine Libertarian
Todd Akin Republican
Age: 33 Most recent job: Personal Trainer, Impact Fitness
Age: 65 Most recent job: U.S. Representative for Missouri’s 2nd district, 2001-present
Representative, 7th District Kevin Craig Libertarian
Jim Evans Democrat
Age: 59 Most recent job: U.S. Senator from Missouri, 2007-present
Age: 64 Most recent job: Systems analyst for Olin Corporation, 1998-present
state: Governor, senators and representatives. To make an informed decision, voters need to be aware of the candidates’ stances on issues important to them. Visit The Standard’s website to take a look at the candidate’s stances on important issues. Compiled by: Lindsey Howard
Dave Spence Republican
Jim Higgins Libertarian
Age: 56 Most recent job: Governor of Missouri, 2009-present
Age: 59 Most recent job: U.S. Senator from Missouri, 2007-present
Sound familiar? Commercials such as these, paid for by the individuals who are running for governor, have been running for months and, as Nov. 6 approaches, the number of ads increase. That’s because, in addition to voting for the nation’s top executive, Missourians will be casting ballots for a variety of positions important to the
Age: 55 Most recent job: Founder and editor of Vine & Fig Tree, 1979-present
Billy Long Republican
Age: 57 Most recent job: Representative MO-7th District, 2011-present
Understand your ballot language Missouri’s proposals can be confusing — let The Standard be your translator By Anna Thomas The Standard
constitutional amendment, which discusses the nonpartisan selection of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges process. Currently, there is a commission that chooses court nominees, and there is a requirement that the nominees appointed by the governor be nonlawyers. If voters choose “yes” on this issue, it will allow the governor to choose the majority of the commission, as well as remove the requirement of being a nonlawyer.
Students voting this year will not only check the box for which president they want, but “yes” or “no” to important propositions concerning Missouri. The propositions, however, can be confusing the first time, or Statutory Measures even the third time, they are read. Proposition A For this proposition, voters Below is a list explaining each must keep in mind that the goveritem on the ballot: nor of a city currently appoints the board of police commissionConstitutional Amendment ers, who delegate the city’s police No. 3 This issue asks voters if they force. This proposition asks if a city are willing to amend Missouri’s
not within a county, such as St. Louis, should have the option to transfer certain obligations and control of the police force from the commissioners to their city. This would then set up a municipal police force, or one of the city. It also goes into detail that the police force would then need to set up functions, such as rank, salary and consequences of improper conduct.
This proposition asks voters if the Missouri law should create a Health and Education Trust Fund. It would increase taxes on cigarettes, $.0365 per cigarette, as well as 25 percent tax on manufacturer’s invoice price for rollyour-own tobacco, and 15 percent tax on all other tobacco products. The revenue made from the increase in tax would then be put
into the trust fund, which is to be used in elementary, secondary and university public schools to reduce and prevent tobacco usage.
This proposition has to do with health care. It asks if Missouri law should be amended to deny the governor or any state agency from establishing or running state-based health insurance exchanges unless it’s been approved by the vote of the people or legislature. All of these propositions can be seen on a sample ballot on http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/govotemissouri/default.aspx . It is also important for students voting absentee to look at their county’s sample ballot because it could have other propositions concerning their specific county.
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ROTC women clinch Ranger Challenge
Team will now move on to Brigade Competition at Camp Dodge, Iowa By Amber Duran The Standard
MSU’s ROTC Bear Battalion female Ranger Challenge team took top honors for the second year running in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. in a weekend-long competition Oct.19-20. They were eager for another win after their domination of last year’s competition. “Their camaraderie and willingness to work every single day of the week is what makes them winners,” said Lt. Col. Troy Wisdom, commander and professor of military science. “We have a team committed to year-round physical fitness. The MSU spirit of pride and
determination, the ‘never give up’ mentality, is what got us to this point.” Starting the first week of the fall semester, the team began preparing for this feat of athletic endurance and the competition that challenges competitors, both mentally and physically, over the course of a three-day period. MSU’s female cadets took first place in five events: the Army physical fitness test, hand grenade assault course, weapons qualification, one-rope bridge, and practical land navigation. The group also placed second in three events, reigning victorious again. Stewart said she was
excited about their back-toback victories for this competition under Master Sgt. James Young. “What motivates me to win is, honestly, my teammates and coaches,” she said. “We have put so much time and energy into the season that the only option is to win.” The women cadets will continue their endeavors toward success in the Nov. 1 Brigade Competition at Camp Dodge, Iowa, where they will compete against nine other universities from across the nation. Wisdom said the competition is “the best of the best.” “We are expecting nothing less than another championship,” Stewart said.
Photo courtesy of Cadet Sarah Egbert
Cadet Sara Stewart hangs upside down while competing in the one-rope bridge portion of the Army Ranger Challenge. The female cadets took first place overall. “There are no other teams heart than any other team that work as hard as we do out there.” or put in as much time that To learn more about the we do. Plus, we have more ROTC program and how
you can get involved, visit http://www.missouristate.e du/milsci/ or email MilSci@missouristate.edu.
currently employed at other colleges and universities across the country. Reinartz is the bookstore director at Augustana College, Bernhard is the director of auxiliary services at Bethel College, Smith is the director of campus store services at Clayton State University, and Warren is the store director at Oklahoma State University. During the campus visits, candidates will meet with the search committee, bookstore staff, President Smart and campus auditors, among others. Open forums are part of each candidate’s campus visits, as well. “The forums are designed to provide an opportunity for members of the university community — students, faculty and staff — to interact with candidates and provide
After the on-campus interviews, the screening committee will give Doman input and feedback before he makes a final decision about who will be the next bookstore director. Doman said the new director will be selected by Thanksgiving at the latest. Smith began his visit to Springfield on Sunday, Oct. 28 and will conclude his visit Oct. 30. Warren began her visit to campus Oct. 30 and will stay until Thursday, Nov. 1. Warren’s open forum with students is Oct. 31 in Hill Hall Room 2 at 3:45 p.m. Mark Brixey could not be reached for comment on this article before The Standard’s press time. For more information about the monetary indescrepency, visit http://www.the-standard.org/.
Search on for bookstore chief MSU names four finalists to replace director who resigned after audit found money missing By Kris Collins The Standard
Missouri State is in the final stages of selecting a new bookstore director after its previous director resigned when more than $500,000 was found missing from the store. In August, University Bookstore Director Mark Brixey resigned after internal auditors found the Brixey large amount of money missing and $81,000 in Brixey’s desk.
Brixey’s whereabouts were unknown at the time of his resignation and he has not been located since. Since then, Kent Thomas — special assistant to the president — has been filling in as the interim director of the bookstore, and the Springfield Police Department has been investigating the missing funds. Cpl. Matt Brown, public affairs officer for SPD, said he could not release information on the case as it is still under investigation and has asked the university not speak publicly on the matter, a request to which the administration and Office of Internal Audit are strictly adher-
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ing. President Clif Smart followed Brown’s request and said in an email there is nothing new to report, as the police investigation and the audit are ongoing. Director of Internal Audit June McHaney said in an email that the audit would be released after its completion. While the investigation is underway, the university has been searching for someone to fill the position of bookstore director and has narrowed it down to four candidates. Earle Doman, vice president of student affairs, said two candidates, Sonda RoppReinartz and Edward Bernhard, have already been interviewed, and Raymond “Todd” Smith and Laura Warren will make their campus visits this week. All of the candidates are
their feedback about candidates to the screening committee,” Doman said. Doman said the student forums are important because “the bookstore director will expect and be expected to interact with students, faculty and staff daily.” The university also reviewed its policies and procedures at the bookstore concerning money. “We changed some procedures in documenting gifts, as well as hired a textbook manager to be a part of the bookstore leadership team,” Doman said. “We reinforced policies that ensure that not just one employee is involved in handling revenue.” Doman said the new director would also be versed in good business practices — a quality they’re ensuring through reference checks and the interviewing process.
Oct. 30, 2012
Democrats have my vote
On the night of Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, I sat in the family room of my Kansas City home, watching Fox News and anxiously awaiting election results with the hope that John McCain would soon become the 44th president of the United States. At just 17 years old, I wasn’t able to cast my vote in an election with which I had become so invested. With the mindset that I was much more informed than the average 18year-old who was actually able to do their civic duty, I paraded through the halls of my high school sporting a simple John McCain button and a button flaunting the familiar Barack Obama campaign symbol overlayed with the quote, “A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.” Four years have passed since then, and to anyone who has read my columns this year, it’s obvious that more has changed than just health insurance in the U.S. and the number of troops in the Middle East. So, on Nov. 6, 2012, I will have the great pleasure to have voted in my very first presidential election, and I will cast my vote for President Obama. This won’t be because I’ve been
Nicolette Martin Columnist brainwashed by a liberal college system or because I’m a flip-flop as so many have been called, but rather, because my eyes have been opened to the fundamental differences that exist between the Republican and Democratic parties. In 2008, I argued for closed borders and deportation, but then I was introduced to the story of a great friend of mine, struggling to fulfill her desire to be an upstanding member of society because her mother had brought her here illegally as a child. In 2008, I argued that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were justified, but then people I knew were being deployed. In 2008, I argued against funding for Planned Parenthood, but then I matured and realized that every woman should have access to contraceptives and preventative care and be free from men in
Washington telling them what they can and cannot do with their own bodies. Although these issues are all important to me, the most important reason I am voting Democrat in the 2012 election is because Obama is the first president to endorse gay marriage. I have many personal ties to the LGBT community, and more important to me than any issue represented by any political platform is the issue of basic human rights. Over the last four years, I’ve learned compassion. I’ve developed the overwhelming belief that I am no better or more deserving than someone else because of the circumstances to which I’ve been born. Everyone should have the same rights, the same opportunities, and the same help should they need it. To me, the Democratic Party represents these ideals far more than that of the GOP. Whether you agree with me or not, the most important thing on Election Day is to vote. Before you vote for whom your parents are voting, who has the best hair, or whose wife is the best dressed, do a little soul searching. Find out what matters to you, develop your own beliefs, and most importantly, cast an informed vote with conviction.
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Republicans are right choice
The two words that stuck out from Obama’s first campaign were his trademark calls for “hope” and “change.” For those that were skeptical of his inspirational quotes, it is easy to remember when he claimed in a February 2009 speech that he’d cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. I normally hesitate to criticize a politician for overpromising because they all do, but Obama’s record is in direct contrast with his message of economic hope. The numbers aren’t fun to read, but they don’t lie or dodge questions. Although it’s easy to blame Bush’s wars for the deficit, during Bush’s eight years the federal debt increased by $3.03 trillion. In half that time, the federal debt increased by $4.75 trillion under Obama’s presidency (from treasurydirect.gov). Instead of confronting economic issues, Obama has been content to rest his laurels on Obamacare. The merits and downsides of Obamacare aside, the president has yet to propose a job or economic growth plan that didn’t turn to spending more money as the solution. More debt is not an option, which is why Obama needs to be removed from office. On the flip side, Romney is a difficult candidate for many conservatives to support, but the fact that he has a plan has bolstered his case. He has articulated a plan to reform the tax code, something that hasn’t been accomplished since Reagan and congressional Democrats worked together to lower tax rates while closing tax loopholes. Romney understands that fiddling with taxes is only one side of the equation, though, and that fiscal responsibility is the only way to strengthen the nation. His experience as a man who has built businesses and compromised with a Democratic Massachusetts legislature is invaluable. Almost equally important to Mis-
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souri is the man heading the state. Jay Nixon is a terrible governor, and Missouri State students have an interest in removing him from office. Nixon brags about a balanced budget (he has to according to the Missouri constitution), but accomplished it by slashing higher education. Nixon proposed cutting Mo State’s funding by $10 billion, and those evil, education hating Republicans in Missouri’s legislature reigned in his cuts by millions. It is even worse when there aren’t jobs available after graduation. Since Nixon took office Missouri has ranked 50th (out of, gasp, 50) in job growth according to a NY Times report, and the labor force has shrunk by 107,000 as people are moving away to find work (USBLS). Nixon’s opponent Dave Spence is a businessman who understands the economy and understands the economic forces that drive job growth. Spence is a breath of fresh air in the political world, as he has specific policies for helping Missouri (at spenceforgovernor.com/jobs-plan). His plan is based off of decades of experience building a business from the ground up, seeing how overbearing government restrictions drive business out of Missouri, and having worked with many business leaders who are harmed by the economic policies handed down by the Democratic federal and state government (such as recent EPA regulations that are costing Missouri cattle farmers thousands of dollars).
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Who’s ahead in Missouri?
The Kansas City Star, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMO-TV of St. Louis recently commissioned a poll from MasonDixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, D.C. to survey 625 registered Missouri voters on important races. Here are some key results from the poll, conducted Oct. 23-25. The margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points. If the election were held today, voters would vote for: President Barack Obama Mitt Romney Governor Jay Nixon Dave Spence Jim Higgins
41 percent 54 percent
48 percent 42 percent 1 percent
Source: http://www.kansascity.com/ electionguide/index.html
Something I have to clear up is that Nixon blatantly lies in his advertisements that claim Spence was a banker. Spence was a manufacturer (pill bottles and plastic honey bears) who owned .4 percent of a bank that received bailout funds. Tying Spence to the bailout is an act of slander and desperation for Nixon. Dave Spence is the man Missouri needs because he understands Missouri and the economy, unlike Nixon who has never been anything but a lawyer and politician who does not understand the private sector.
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Deliver the knockout punch on Election Day
One week from now, three candidates are going to step into the election boxing ring, and only one will come out victorious. They’re depending on you to help deliver the knockout punch in the form of your vote. The Standard has been running informational pieces about how the Democrats, Libertarians and Republicans measure up on issues we believe are important to many college voters — ourselves included. If you haven’t already voted absentee, now is the time to brush up on how the candidates stand on issues that are important to you so you’re an informed voter on Election Day. Check out their parties’ websites and see what each candidate’s views are, on the record. Also, on your ballot, you’ll be voting for state proposals. For all things Missouri, check out Anna Thomas’ article “Understand your ballot language,” page 1, that puts the proposal language into words that might actually make sense to voters. If you’re not a Missouri resident, check your home state’s Secretary of State’s website to find out what the proposals are and to make sure that you’re casting your vote for what you want to be put into effect. Most importantly, plan out your day next Tuesday and make sure to allot some time to go vote. Missouri State’s Student Government Association has made it easy to get to your polling place if you’re registered in Greene County by creating a shuttle service to and from the polls for students. Check out Sarah Smith’s video “Voting 101” on our website to find out where you need to get on and off, and what you need to bring with you to vote. Nov. 6, 2012 is important, and we all need to do our civic duty by taking part in the election process. Barack Obama, Gary Johnson and Mitt Romney all need our help to deliver that knockout punch for the title of president of the United States.
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Oct. 30, 2012
Calendar Cult classic ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ screening Tuesday, Oct. 30
Spanish Film Night “7 Virgins,” 5 p.m., Siceluff Hall 225, free Halloween in the Halls, 5 p.m., Blair-Shannon House Grand Lounge, free MSU Symphony Orchestra “Double Orchestra Concert,” 78:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall, free LGBT History Month - Big Gay Talent Show, 7-9 p.m., PSU Theater, free SAC Presents: Quite Tickled Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., PSU South Lounge, free Soul of a Poet Reading: Featuring Karen Craigo and Joe Lucido, 7-9 p.m., The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell, free “Night of the Living Dead,” 7:30 p.m., Vandivort Center, $10 student rush, $22 adults, $18 senior (55+) and student
Wednesday, Oct. 31 Happy Hour Live, 5-7:30 p.m., University Plaza, free MSU Army ROTC Halloween Battalion Run, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Meyer Library, free Fourfront Jazz Quartet, 7-9 p.m., The Coffee Ethic, free “Night of the Living Dead,” 7:30 p.m., Vandivort Center, $10 student rush, $22 adults, $18 senior (55+) and student The Vine, 8-9:30 p.m., Carrington Hall Auditorium, free Open Dancing, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Savoy Ballroom, free
Thursday, Nov. 1 History and Culture of the Native American Powwow, 7-9 p.m., Strong Hall 002, free Think ‘n Drink Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Patton Alley Pub, free “The Turn of the Screw,” 8 p.m., Canvas Art Gallery, $10
Friday, Nov. 2 Dia de los muertos “Day of the Dead,” 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Siceluff Hall 124, free Art History BA gives First Friday Art Talk, 6-7 p.m., Park Central Branch Library, free First Friday Art Walk, 6 p.m., Park Central Square, free Demos in the Dark, 7-9 p.m., Temple Hall Outside, free SAC Presents: Rock ‘N Bowl, 7:30-10:30 p.m., PSU Level 1 Game Center, free
Saturday, Nov. 3 BearFest VillageTailgating, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lot 22, free Springfield Symphony, “A Sentimental Journey,” 7:30 p.m., Evangel University, $15-$30
Sunday, Nov. 4 Sundays at the Savoy, 6-8:30 p.m., The Savoy Ballroom, free Shaolin Warriors, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall, $28 and $18 Think ‘n Drink Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Patton Alley Pub, free
Monday, Nov. 5 Military Carnival and Celebration, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., North Mall, free Missouri State Bowling, 9 p.m.-11 p.m., Enterprise Park Lanes, free
Briefs City symphony’s swingin’ hits in Queen City concert
The Springfield Symphony is scheduled to present their concert, “A Sentimental Journey,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Evangel University. Les Brown and His Band of Renown will explore the swing Big Band hits of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s with pieces made popular by artists Glenn Miller, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin. Comedy and stories will be shared throughout the show. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. and pre-concert music at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30 and can be purchased online at http://www.springfieldmosymphony.org.
Kung Fu masters to perform at MSU
The Shaolin Warriors are scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The fullly choreographed theatrical production features several forms of Shaolin Kung Fu and the warriors’ Zen philosophy. Tickets cost $28 and $18, and may be purchased at the Hammons Hall Box Office, or by calling 417-836-6767.
Tim Curry brings ‘gender-bending raunchiness’ to the Gillioz Theatre By Nicholas Simpson The Standard
“Give yourself over to absolute pleasure, swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh,” croons the makeupdonned Tim Curry in the cult classic “Rocky Horror
Picture Show.” These lines echo the taboo themes throughout the American film adaptation of the popular British rock opera. Sexuality, gender expectations and B horror film clichés are flipped upside down.
“Rocky Horror” has the longest theatrical run of any motion picture; the film’s popularity is due in large part to interactive midnight showings since its release in 1975. Halloween in Springfield just wouldn’t be the same without a trip up to the lab, and with screenings bouncing from venue to venue in years past, it land-
ed on the Gillioz Theatre Saturday, Oct. 27. Sarah Pearl is a sophomore communications major at Missouri State and was one among many lost in the crowd that evening. She said she loves the taboos the film addresses. “The gender-bending, the raunchiness — it’s fun and inclusive,” she said. “Everyone — especially
those that dressed up — is super free to get up and dance and yell and sing and be themselves. And Tim Curry is beautiful.” With live music from House Band, a costume contest and crazy cocktails being served throughout the show, came an ecstatic crowd. u See ROCKY page 8
Springfield’s dancing dead Zombies come out for the prom downtown By Kaycie Surrell The Standard
Despite the nasty weather Thursday night, the undead got dressed up and shuffled to the Outland Ballroom following the Zombie Walk held by Zero Youth Records to dance the night away at the Zombie Prom. Loretta Lightningbolt and Mohawk Matt of Zero Youth came up with the idea together as a fun way to benefit local charity organization, The Kitchen. The mission of The Kitchen, Inc. is to provide care and consideration for all persons, especially those less fortunate. Its services range from basic necessities like food and housing to counseling services, youth organizations and homelessness prevention. All of the proceeds from Thursday night’s event were donated to the organization — one to which Lightningbolt feels especially close. “The Kitchen is a place that’s been here since two years before I was born and there were several times that, without their help, I don’t know that my family
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Springfield’s undead came out for a Zombie Prom on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Outland Ballroom to benefit local charity, The Kitchen.
would have survived,” Lightningbolt said. “I know there are a lot of families like that here, and I think that these events are a great way to help others while having a good time.” Zombies are a popular costume choice, whether it’s Halloween or not, and events like the annual Thriller on CStreet performance, popular game Humans vs. Zombies, and even television shows like “The Walking Dead”
have all embraced the braincraving creatures. Zombie costumes at the prom ranged from a little fake blood here and there to grotesque fake wounds and ripped-up clothes. A group of women who work together at local salon Paperdolls & Pompadours donned tiaras and fake wounds to complete their zombie prom queen costumes. “It took me an hour to get ready tonight,” nail techni-
On-campus hauntings Campus groups raise money with spooky events By Briana Simmons The Standard
The first sign that Halloween is right around the corner could be the appearance of assorted candies, decorations and costumes in stores. Maybe it’s reruns of Halloween favorites on networks like ABC Family with their “13 Nights of Halloween.” Oh, and let’s not forget celebrating Halloween as a kid: Telling ghost stories, going trick-or-treating and visiting haunted houses. Some campus organizations joined in the festivities of our childhood by hosting events for all of campus to enjoy.
Tales of spooks, ghosts and goblins
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Pi Kappa Phi member Jake Baggs and sophomore The Folklore Club focuses on sharing stories, legends, Caitlyn Price get ready for the haunted house. recipes and crafts that have torically-inspired tours to Columbia, Mo. — one of the been passed down from gen- fund educational experiences oldest of its kind. eration to generation. for their members. The tour began in the PlasOct. 25 and 26 marked the Martha R. Gholson, Eng- ter Student Union, where parsixth annual Haunted Campus lish professor and Folklore ticipants were able to purTour hosted by the Folklore Club adviser, said this year, chase tickets, travel throughClub. the club will be using the pro- out campus and then end at For their largest fundraiser ceeds to help fund a trip to the of the year, they use their his- Missouri Folklore Society in u See CAMPUS page 8
cian Margaret Willbanks said. “I didn’t plan this until about 3. One of the instructors at Paul Mitchell made a bullet hole yesterday, and she didn’t know I was coming, but it was perfect.” Of course, everyone looked perfectly creepy, but what’s prom without a little dancing music? Local bands got in on the undead action as well, and if they weren’t dressed as zombies, they were at least in costume.
Drummer Dalton Elliot of Springfield punk band Molotov Latte, along with his bandmates, decided that instead of zombies, why not “Trailer Park Boys?” Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian comedy mockumentary television show about a group of trailer park residents. “My entire band dressed up as the three main characters,” Elliot said. “I’m Ricky, our guitar player is Bubbles, and our bass player is Julian.” There was even a promstyle photo booth set up in the back of the bar where photographer Mike Smith snapped photos of the ghoulie guys and gals, their dates, and all their zombified friends. Zombie enthusiast and Outland Ballroom patron Kendra Steen decided not to dress as a zombie herself, braving the brain-craving undead to help out a great cause. “I absolutely love the Zombie Prom, and what it’s actually for is even better; the fact that all of the proceeds go to The Kitchen is really awesome,” she said. “I was a little bit out of the loop, and I totally regret not dressing up, but I love seeing all my friends dressed up. They look great.” u See PROM page 5
Chilling ‘Sinister’ unleashes its wrath upon innocent viewers What “The Grudge” did to hiding under the covers, “Sinister” will do to the notion of leaving the haunted house. Struggling true crime author, Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke), is looking for his next 15 minutes of fame. When he moves his family into the home where a family of four was murdered and a child was abducted, he gets more than he bargained for. His research into this grisly tragedy goes much deeper than anyone could have imagined. Yes, “Sinister” sounds like every other murderous, demonic presence movie you’ve ever seen or heard about. It even has all the usual staples, down to the university professor who just happens to know everything about said demon. Yet, there’s something a bit different about this one. It all starts with something small — in this instance, a box of home videos. Who wouldn’t watch home videos you found in the attic of a murdered family’s home? Only these aren’t your
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average home videos. What really drew me in was the way the film was structured. It wasn’t just, “Oh, something weird is happening. It must be that creepy old box we just bought.” The catalyst felt organic. The progression felt natural because it was an investigation. Our protagonist is a crime author after all. There is a very real and very physical aspect about this one, despite the seemingly inexplicable happenings. There’s no invisible demon dragging someone down the hallway or levitating someone just to throw them across the room. The scares didn’t just come from the boogieman jumping out. That does happen, but what really u See SINISTER page 5
Legends of ghostly shadows roam the city streets
Springfield is home to a host of supernatural tales and myths By Nicolette Martin The Standard
In the weeks leading up to Halloween, mystery often fills the air as mortals busy themselves with scary movie marathons, Ouija board interrogations, and ghost stories in the dark.
Urban legends and sto-
ries of haunted areas run rampant, and Springfield is full of places thought to be home to beings that aren’t of this world. Kim Luney, founder of Southwest Ghost Finders, “a team of individuals who are dedicated to learning more about the paranormal and helping others along the
way,” according to the organization’s website, attributes the alleged hauntings in the area with the rich history of Springfield. “There is a lot of stuff that has gone on here through the years,” Luney said. “We’re the hub, the middle of everything. There have been several war battles, the Trail of Tears went through here; just a lot of people traveling from point A to point B, going through
Missouri.” If you want to scare people this Halloween, just tell the tales of some of Springfield’s most mysterious places.
Paranormal Society. The Paranormal Task Force cites the castle’s “eloquent charm, mystic atmosphere, mysterious past, lovely hosts and an abundance of occurring unexplainable events” as reasons Pythian Castle Pythian Castle was built this should be added to in 1913 by the Knights of everyone’s list of places to Pythias, according to the visit to hear voices, see official Pythian Castle web- objects moving on their site, and is certified as own, and see figures. haunted by the Paranormal Task Force and the Ozark u See LEGENDS page 5
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Keeping her head above water Michelle Eveker can't stay afloat during the Homecoming Cardboard Canoe Race on Oct. 26 at the Foster Recreation Center. First place winners Fraternity and Sorority Life: Theta Chi Student Organizations: Phi Sigma Pi Dorm: Freddy House Steph Anderson/THE STANDARD
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The Southwest Ghost Finders also investigated the castle, and Luney said they were able to capture several Electronic Voice Phenomena. EVP are “the alleged communication by spirits through tape recorders and other electronic devices,” according to “The Skeptic’s Dictionary.” Their results included an EVP session in which they asked in the theater, “Did you perform here?” and were answered with, “I perform here.” Luney also noted that, although the questions were asked in past tense, most answers were in the present tense.
Landers Theatre (Springfield Little Theatre)
Landers Theatre was built in 1909 and was purchased by the Springfield Little Theatre organization in 1970. According to the Springfield Little Theatre’s website,
Sinister Continued from page 4 gets you in “Sinister” is the incredible tension. Right from the opening titles, your body knows something is not right and is just waiting for that jump-out-and-scareyou moment. They don’t happen when you expect, or at least not in
performers have “plenty of entities watching them.” There are several stories told about the haunting of the theater, including a fire in 1920 that killed a janitor, a man who was knifed in the second balcony during the 1920s, and a baby falling to its death from the balcony. Haunting experiences because of these stories include seeing the apparition of the janitor, seeing orbs, hearing the cries of a baby and the feeling of an unseen presence. “One of our team members actually saw a full-body apparition,” Luney said. “It’s the first time she’d seen one. She was sitting in the main theater, with all the lights out and doing an EVP session. It just got quiet and she looked up in time to see a man with a white T-shirt and overalls and one of those old-timey hats walk around the corner of the stage and go back into the stage area. She got up to see who was there and had heard footsteps backstage, but they were never able to find anyone.”
Springlawn Farm Legend
Springlawn Farm, off National near Greenlawn Cemetery, is another haunted piece of land in Springfield. It’s often referred to as the Albino Farm, which according to an article on The Springfield-Greene County Library District’s website, stems from legends of an unfriendly caretaker with albinism, or a family of albinos living on the farm. According to the Albino Farm legend featured in the film “Albino Farm,” the farm was once a flourishing piece of land but faced several setbacks and turned into a place featuring tales of suicide and murders. This story also appears in the book “Missouri Ghosts and Other Mysteries” by Joan Gilbert. Luney said the Southwest Ghost Finders investigated historical Wilson’s Creek Battlefield but were unable to acquire any solid evidence of a paranormal presence. Whether or not you believe in the paranormal, many claim that Springfield is a hotbed of activity and there’s no better time than Halloween to catch that up on all of the local legends.
the way you expect, even during the usually safe daytime. There were also moments when I found myself looking away from the screen; not because it was super gory — I don’t mind the gore — but because I was genuinely freaked out by what was about to happen. Even the characters’ reactions were quite believable. Sure there were a few (but far between) of those “Real-
ly? This is what you’re doing?” moments, but it’s difficult to get away from those. Despite the usual demonic presence tropes and sparse “What the heck are you doing?” moments, “Sinister” was very enjoyable. It was an original and well-crafted horror film in a world full of remakes, sequels and 3-D gimmicks. It is well worth a cinema trip if you’re looking for a good Halloween scare.
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Students share their fears with The Standard By Kelsey Berry The Standard
•Dendrophobia: Fear of trees •Chirophobia: Fear of hands, even your own •Phobophobia: Fear of developing phobias The Standard wanted to know what scares the pants off of students at MSU, so we talked to a few to find out.
Tessa Hull, Freshman, What scares you? Creepy crawlies? Dark, Public Relations shadowy figures? Tales of death and hauntings? “I’m afraid of mice because Your roommate? they carry diseases and they’re While Halloween costumes, candy and pargross. I’m also scared of bicyties tend to take over the season, an important clists when I’m driving, (and hard to ignore) theme that is associated because I’m always afraid I’m with this time of year is fear. Hull going to hit them.” Fear: noun, an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is danLayne Ivy, Sophomore, gerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Geospatial Sciences Common fears: “I’m afraid of the unknown; •Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders not knowing exactly where •Ophidiophobia: Fear of snakes you’re going in life, who else •Acrophobia: Fear of heights will be there or what you’ll be •Agoraphobia: Fear of situations in which doing.” Ivy escape is difficult •Trypanophobia: Fear of injections Shanay Jackson, •Pteromerhanophobia: Fear of flying Sophomore, Early •Mysophobia: Fear of dirt/germs Childhood Education •Astraphobia: Fear of thunder and lightning “I don’t like anything slimy: •Cynophobia: Fear of dogs Spiders or bugs — anything Uncommon fears: that can bite me or has claws is •Chorophobia: Fear of dancing of any kind scary … like wild animals; I •Heliophobia: Fear of the sun Jackson don’t do those.” •Peladophobia: Fear of bald people (or The Standard staff is just going bald) •Triskaidekaphobia: Fear of the number 13 hoping no one on campus develops papyrophobia (the fear of paper) anytime soon. •Gallophobia: Fear of French culture
Prom Continued from page 4 Though it may seem strange for horror and charity to come together, it’s something about which Zero Youth Records and Lightningbolt are extremely passionate. Springfield punk band, The Lightningbolts recently put out a new single; all proceeds of which will go to a charity called Scares That Care.
“Scares That Care is an organization of horror movie buffs, actors and actresses, and other people from that realm that donate all of their money toward families that have suffered real-life horror,” Lightningbolt said. Lightningbolt’s goal is that every person be made to feel like they can make a difference. “My ultimate goal is that everyone I meet, or that comes to one of our events, leaves feeling like they can personally make a differ-
ence,” she said. “I don’t want anyone to have to feel apathetic because they’re just one person.” When all was said and done and the Ballroom was sufficiently soaked in fake blood, the undead promgoers leaked back out onto the streets of downtown Springfield, surely terrifying any unsuspecting bar hopper they came across. To learn more about The Kitchen and how to get involved, visit their website, http://www.thekitcheninc.org.
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Cross-country Saturday, Oct. 27 Missouri Valley Conference Championships 9th of 10 Field hockey (5-11, 2-3 MAC) Wednesday, Oct. 24 Saint Louis 11—2 Missouri State 32—5 Football (3-6, 3-3 MVFC) Saturday, Oct. 27 Western Illinois 0 3 0 0— 3 Missouri State 7 21 7 7 — 42 Ice hockey (10-4, 2-2 MACHA Gold) Friday, Oct. 26 Iowa 100— 1 Missouri State 3 5 5 — 13 Saturday, Oct. 27 Iowa 011— 2 Missouri State 4 6 6 — 16 Men’s golf Tuesday, Oct. 23 F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate 6th of 14 Men’s soccer (5-7-4, 0-5-0 MVC) Saturday, Oct. 27 Creighton 10—1 Missouri State 00—0 Swimming and diving Friday, Oct. 26 (Men) Drury 78 Missouri State 148 (Women) Drury 125 Missouri State 116 Volleyball (13-12, 7-6 MVC) Friday, Oct. 26 Bradley 1 Missouri State 3 Saturday, Oct. 27 Northern Iowa 1 Missouri State 3 Women’s golf Tuesday, Oct. 23 Memphis Fall Invitational 7th of 14 Women’s soccer (8-8-2, 2-3-1 MVC) Thursday, Oct. 25 Indiana State 001—1 Missouri State 000—0
Calendar Tuesday, Oct. 30
Men’s basketball, 7 p.m. at home vs. Missouri Western (Exhibition)
Thursday, Nov. 1
Men’s soccer, 7 p.m. at home vs. Drake Swimming and diving, 4 p.m. at Evansville
Volleyball, 7 p.m. at Illinois State
Friday, Nov. 2
Ice hockey, 7 p.m. at home vs. Illinois
Saturday, Nov. 3
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Senior forward Jarmar Gulley performs a kettle bell squat with his athletic trainer, Tyler Landgraf, on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Fighting through the pain Senior Jarmar Gulley copes with torn ACL, diminished season
Gulley by the numbers
10.4 5.8 34 2
Gulley’s rebounds per game average last season, good for second on the team.
By Matt Aten The Standard
hen a team with only two seniors on its roster loses one to a season-ending injury, it can be tough to cope. When that senior happens to be one of the top returning scorers, it can be devastating. Such is the case for the Missouri State men’s basketball team and forward Jarmar Gulley. While preparing for his senior year on the squad’s Costa Rica tour this August, Gulley came down on a defender’s foot, twisted his knee and was put out for the season. “I was just driving to the basket like normal,” Gulley said. “When I came down, I landed on a defender’s foot and felt it twist, but I didn’t know it was my ACL.” Gulley wouldn’t know until later that the injury would drastically change the course of his college career. “This was my first time with a knee injury, so I just thought it was bruised or maybe a slight tear,” Gulley said. “The trainer down there told me nothing was wrong, so I went home. Around 12, it started swelling up really bad, and that’s when (team-
Steals Gulley recorded last season, leading the team.
Number of times Gulley was named Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week last season.
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Forward Jarmar Gulley fights for a rebound against Oklahoma State last season.
mate) Keith Pickens told me it might be my ACL.” Pickens endured the same injury before his sophomore season, and now it had struck Gulley. The Bears would be without a player who was second in scoring among returning players, averaging 10.4 points a game in 2011-12. Gulley’s first thoughts were not immediately
Ice hockey, 7 p.m. at home vs. Illinois
Men’s basketball, 7:05 p.m. at home vs. McKendree (Exhibition)
Swimming and diving, 10 a.m. vs. Air Force and Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill. Volleyball, 6 p.m. at Indiana State
Sunday, Nov. 4
Women’s Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Poll 1. Creighton 2. Wichita State 3. Illinois State 4. Northern Iowa 5. Missouri State 6. Bradley 7. Indiana State 8. Southern Illinois 9. Drake 10. Evansville Player of the Year Carli Tritz, Creighton Missouri State Recognition Lady Bear Christiana Shorter was named to the Preseason All-MVC Team.
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Bears get an inspiring pep talk from Missouri State softball coach
Women’s basketball, 2:05 p.m. at home vs. Truman State
Player of the Year Doug McDermott, Creighton
about himself missing out on the season, but instead, he thought of his teammates he felt he was letting down. He will now have to wait until 201314 to play his senior season at MSU. “It just felt bad because it’s the first time I have to miss a season,” Gulley said. “It’s something I’ve done my entire life, and then the fact that there are so many freshmen, I just felt like I was leaving the team behind.” Head coach Paul Lusk shares the same thoughts
Volleyball team captures huge upset win over Northern Iowa
Football, 1 p.m. at home vs. North Dakota State
Men’s Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Poll 1. Creighton 2. Illinois State 3. Northern Iowa 4. Wichita State 5. Evansville 6. Drake 7. Indiana State 8. Missouri State 9. Bradley 10. Southern Illinois
Gulley’s points per game average last season, good for third on the team.
By Sam Holzer The Standard
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Kierra Harris (center) threw three touchdown passes and rushed for one on Saturday.
Football Bears break curse Team wins three straight games for first time since ’04 By Brandon Corrigan The Standard
After a 0-6 start to the 2012 campaign, it seemed unlikely that the Missouri State Bears would be able to pull out a victory to salvage their season. Three wins in a row? That was beyond the realm of reason. Head coach Terry Allen and company didn’t pack it in early, however, and his team is now the proud owner of a 3-3 record in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. On Oct. 13, five and a half
Bears vs. FCS national champions Missouri State vs. North Dakota State, 1 p.m. on Saturday at Plaster Sports Complex
minutes away from going 0-7, the Bears pulled out a fourth quarter comeback, upstaging MVFC newcomer South Dakota, 27-24. They followed the victory with an impressive road upset of then-No. 11 Illinois State, 24-17. On Saturday, the Bears handled their Homecoming matchup against Western Illinois with royal aplomb, decimating the Leathernecks 42-3 in front of a seasonhigh 10,076 fans at Plaster Sports Complex. Yes, the Bears have seemingly found their groove, winning three
consecutive games for the first time since 2004, when most of the current roster was still in its midteens. Quarterback Kierra Harris described the unpleasant first half of the Bears’ season as a humbling experience. “You can’t go nowhere but up,” Harris said. “It was small things that was keeping us down. One game, it would be turnovers; one game, it would be penalties. We just found a way to all play u See FOOTBALL page 7
According to volleyball Bears head coach Melissa Stokes, her team hit rock bottom with its loss to Southern Illinois on Oct. 20. Since then, however, a series of dramatic events occurred, and with wins over Bradley and Northern Iowa this past weekend, the Bears are at an all-time high. Stokes doesn’t credit this electrifying turnaround directly to one person in the volleyball program, but instead, to softball coach Holly Hesse. “I have to give her props,” Stokes said. “She asked if she could speak with my team on Tuesday, and I welcomed it. One of the best things that she’s good at is motivational speaking. She really gave our team a new focus and Hesse something different.” Stokes went on to talk about the fantastic support from coach-to-coach at Missouri State. “We have great coaching camaraderie at Missouri State,” she said. “It’s incredible how the coaches support each other here.” With coach Hesse’s inspiring words still fresh on the minds of the Bears, they u See VICTORY page 7
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Ice Bears dominate in pink Missouri State outscores Iowa 29-3 in weekend sweep of the Hawkeyes By Tim Godfrey The Standard
A week before the Missouri State Ice Bears played the Iowa Hawkeyes, head coach Bob Bucher had a meeting with his team to discuss their goal of the season: To be ranked in the top 10 in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. “(The team) knew we were in position to be in the top 10,” Bucher said. “But we had work to do, and that was to win games.” After spending the last four weeks playing on the road, the Bears (10-4, 2-2 MACHA Gold) were excited to come back to Springfield and play on their home ice, which was colored cotton candy pink to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. While the mission in the stands was to raise money for breast cancer research, the mis-
sion on the ice was to beat the Hawkeyes. In the first game of the series, the Bears cruised to a 13-1 win. The offense and defense were not the only bright spots of the game as the Bears also established strong special teams play. The team was 2-for-3 on the power play and scored two shorthanded goals on the penalty kill. The team also dominated the game in goaltending. Freshman goaltender Justin Davis got the start and recorded 19 saves off of 20 shots. “He didn’t see a lot of shots (on Friday),” Bucher said of Davis. “It’s tough to keep yourself focused in the net. He did a great job of doing so.” In the second game, the Bears picked up where they left off, displaying strong offense, tough defense and great special teams play. The team delivered another loss to the Hawkeyes with a 15-2
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first played Bradley on Friday night. Bradley played tough through the first two sets, with each team winning one. The Bears turned up the heat after that, however, and ripped through the rest of the match for the victory. Junior Carly Thomas had another triple-double with 10 kills, 50 assists and 17 digs, while junior Christine McCartney had 16 kills. The Bears then faced the top team in the MVC, the University of Northern Iowa Panthers, on Saturday night. After losing a close first set, the Bears found some resilience. With emotions flying high, the team rallied to win the next three sets, handing UNI only their second conference loss since 2008. McCartney, who had 11 kills in the match, was absolutely thrilled about the victory. “This was an epic win for us,” McCartney said. “Our mentality was to play as the underdog, and we came out on top.” For junior Andrea
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together. Nothing changed about our team. Our team has been the same. We finally got our heads right and played together as one.” While the makeup of the team may not have changed, one thing has: the Bears are finding the endzone and putting points on the board. During their first three games of MVC play, the maroon and white scored a paltry 30 combined points. In their last three contests, they’ve more than tripled that with 93.
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Goals scored by the team this season, which translates to a 7.1 average per game. Goals scored by the Ice Bears’ opponents this season, which is an average of 2 per game.
win. MSU’s offense wasted no time and scored the game’s first goal less than a minute into the first period. Junior forward Blake Ryan said big wins can cause a team to start off slow in the second game — a problem he and his teammates addressed in the locker room before game two. “A lot of times, you come in the next game flat-footed,” Ryan said. “So, what we talked about was we can’t come out flat-footed, and we scored on the first shift. We just built momentum after that.” The Ice Bears’ special teams play seemed almost unbeatable in the second game, going
Beaty, this was by far the biggest win of the year for the team. “We’ve had the toughest season that I’ve ever been a part of, but this just made it all worth it,” Beaty said. “Every loss we’ve had, every hard time we had in practice or during the game; this just made it all worth it. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. We’re pumped.” The regular season for Missouri State is winding down, and while most teams would be looking forward to the MVC Tournament, the Bears are not getting ahead of themselves, according to Stokes. “The biggest thing right now for us is that we’re going to stay focused on one match at a time,” Stokes said. “All we want to do is get back to practice now and focus on getting better for our next opponent.” The Bears (13-12, 7-6 MVC) will now hit the road to face Illinois State and Indiana State this weekend. The next home match is at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 against Drake at Hammons Student Center, marking the final weekend of regular season play for the Bears.
Harris has done his share to ignite the Bears offensive outburst. On Saturday, the fleetfooted sophomore diced the Leatherneck defense, throwing three touchdowns and rushing for another, all in the first half. Harris became the first Bear to score four touchdowns in a game since Cody Kirby did so against Murray State on Oct. 9, 2010. It doesn’t stop with the offense. MSU’s defense has been stout all season long. During the Homecoming game, the Bears’ defense held Western Illinois to 224 yards and forced three turnovers. “At the beginning of the season, there was a lot of frustra-
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4-for-5 on the penalty kill and scoring two shorthanded goals. One of those shorthanded goals was scored by sophomore forward Jack Ryan, who said the MSU penalty kill isn’t just out there to play defense. “We have great penalty kill,” he said. “Part of our game is to get the puck down the ice, and if you have a scoring opportunity, go for it.” Sophomore goaltender Steve Lombardo was in-between the pipes for the Bears for the second game and delivered a strong performance; recording 36 saves off of 38 shots. “Lombo (Lombar-
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as Gulley, but believes that things aren’t as bad as they could have been. “It hurts to lose any player because they are a part of your team,” Lusk said. “But you especially miss a guy who’s had the success Gulley has had. The only good thing about it is the timing, because we’ve had time to prepare and plan around not having him.” Without Gulley’s presence on the court, the team will turn to other players to step up. Gulley said they would have to rely heavily on their team speed. “I realize I was a big part of what we did on the court last year, as far as game plan, but we have more speed this year and we are going to have to use it to put pressure on the other team,” he said. As for Gulley, rehab is especially difficult when he “sees the other guys putting their practice gear on.” So, Gulley stays angry, using it as motivation to get the knee where he wants it to be. While he’s doing that, he is embracing a new role with the team: Cheerleader. “I can still be a leader by supporting my team from the bench,” Gulley said. “I can still talk to the young guys and help
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MSU's Blake Ryan dekes Iowa goalkeeper Landon Weber during the pink game on Friday, Oct. 26 at Mediacom Ice Park. MSU won 13-1. do) had more shots on goal and had a little lack of focus from his team out in front of him,” Bucher said. “Those two things together make it a really long night for a goalie. Lombo really stood up to the test.” Since Oct. 5, the Bears are 7-1, have outscored opponents 53-16 and show no signs of slowing down. “If we play our game as a team that moves the puck, it’s really hard to touch us physically,” Bucher said.
them through all the hard times freshmen go through, keeping them focused and showing them how to stay positive.” Gulley said he is there for one thing this season: Supporting his team by offering advice to any player who needs it.“He can still be a vocal presence,” Lusk said. “He’s been through one year of basketball here, and he understands the struggles a young player goes through at times. He can still be that calming influence that tells guys that things aren’t as bad as they seem, or sometimes they aren’t as good as they seem.” What better example is there for the young players on how to stay positive than the senior who’s missing his season but can still joke around with teammates before practice? “I just try to keep a smile on my face when I’m around the guys,” Gulley said. “That’s all I can do.”
tion with losing,” said Bears’ safety Caleb Schaffitzel, who came up with two interceptions in Saturday’s contest. “Nobody wants to lose, and everybody was trying to figure what’s going on. Now that we’re starting to pick it up and win, practice is more up-tempo and guys are wanting to go out there and get better, because we’re getting some momentum on our side. It’s fun to win. Nobody wants to lose, and we want to keep winning.” If they want to “keep winning,” the Bears will have to upend defending FCS champion North Dakota State at 1 p.m. on Saturday in their home finale at Plaster Sports Complex.
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The Folklore Club toured about 40-50 people in two hours. “It was awesome,” Gholson Continued from page 4 said. “We enjoy ourselves and learn a lot with the bits and the Bear Paw. pieces of history we come across During the tour, stories were in folklore.” told that have historical significance in the Springfield Nightmare on Elm Street community. Fraternity and Sorority Life “Over the years, the club has also joined in some pre-Halgathered stories around Spring- loween activities to help MSU field, Missouri State’s campus, get ready for the holiday. and other common legends that This past summer, an we use to retell and reenact,” opportunity arose for the men Gholson said. of Pi Kappa Phi and Theta Chi Hammons Fountain is the to collaborate in a fall philanscene of the Fountain Girl leg- thropy haunted house: Nightend, where it is said a young mare on Elm Street. woman was strangled and Layne Ivy, sophomore drowned by an unknown pres- geospatial sciences major of ence, perhaps a ghost. Theta Chi fraternity, said this Jessica Brunts, sophomore was the perfect opportunity for speech and theatre education the men of the organization major and member of the Folk- who had been in search for a lore Club, said over the years, fall philanthropy project. people have developed their The proceeds from the favorite legends. haunted house are going to the “People really like the story philanthropy of both organizaof Charlie, the groundskeeper tions: PUSH America and the who reportedly died after being Ozarks Literacy Council. attacked by squirrels,” Brunts PUSH America is a nonsaid. profit organization that serves
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Also sold were interaction kits, filled with props to use throughout the show, such as rubber gloves and rice. “I think it would be rough, being the first time you’ve ever seen it,” Pearl said. “I think it’s like, ‘Oh, my god, is this supposed to be happening!?’ at first. I’ve seen it once before live, but it was when I was in high school, so it’s so fun to see it again when I can get more involved in it.”
Daniel Weinhaus is an MSU graduate of 2006 with a master’s in history, and lead guitarist and vocalist for House Band, a conglomerate of MSU music majors and otherwise. The talented lineup plays mashups and remixes of ‘90s to present pop covers, from R. Kelly to the Rocky Horror tracklist itself. “We were actually hired, like on purpose,” Weinhaus said. “I’m really a Dr. Frank fan. I played him at the stage show a couple years ago that Vandivort put on. It was directed by Nathan Shelton, so it was amazing.” House Band performed when the doors opened at
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012
Nightmare on Elm Street Theta Chi house: 1043 E. Cherry St.
Pi Kappa Phi house: 1107 E. Elm St. 8 p.m.-midnight Tickets: $5
people with disabilities. The Ozarks Literacy Council is a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy education in the Springfield area. Will Beshore, a junior exercise and movement sciences and health studies major and Pi Kappa Phi’s philanthropy chair, shared his feelings about their donations. “We’re the only Greek organization that owns its own philanthropy and we’re able to work with people with disabilities,“ Beshore said. “It causes many of us to become really passionate about the topic.”
6:30 p.m., as well as during the intermission and during the costume contest after the screening. Sadly, it was the group’s final show, and they wrapped-up the night with the “Time Warp.” Nevertheless, Weinhaus said he was very pleased to play with his friends one last time on the Gillioz stage. “It’s an immense honor,” he said. “As people who have already been paying attention to a show like this, we’ve gotten to play here at Gillioz before, but to play something like this and celebrate Halloween with everyone we know; it’s really fun.”
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Theta Chi member Alex Northup puts on his costume before the haunted house. With a flier, students only pay $5 for the haunted house experience that features sound effects and special effects, like strobe lights and a fog machine. “The farther you get into it,
Laura Head, a 2005 MSU graduate in mass media, was the event coordinator for the evening. She said the Gillioz has wanted to screen the film for a long time. “I think it’s always been a thought to do it,” she said. “But a couple months ago, we had a discussion for new ideas we could do for the theater and we decided to give it a shot.” Head said she was very pleased with the enormous crowd that came —- many in costume — to see the show. “We were all pleasantly surprised,” she said. “We didn’t know what to expect; it’s the first time the theater’s
the creepier it gets,” Ivy said. If you missed the event the first night, it’s not too late to check out the haunted house, which will host its final event tonight from 8 p.m. to mid-
done it. Pre-sales did really well and then people came out, and I think just the enthusiasm was great.” Kyle Adams graduated from MSU last December with a bachelor’s in entertainment management. He now serves as operations manager for the Gillioz. “We think it was as good as we could have hoped for,” he said. “A lot of people knew what to do to participate. The House Band did a really good job of pumping people up for the show.” Adams and Head are both excited with the turnout — enough so to begin thinking about next Halloween.
night. The haunted house starts at the Theta Chi house located at 1043 E. Cherry St. and ends at Pi Kappa Phi’s house located at 1107 E. Elm St.
“It seems to be a hit; it makes sense to be an annual show,” Head said. “It’s a fun, out of the ordinary experience — not your typical movie-going night.” “I think it will only grow,” Adams said. “I’ve been to a lot of events. I’ve worked at a couple different theaters, and I don’t think there’s anything else like it.” Adams said an event, such as the one they had, illustrates much of what is so endearing about the film. “A lot of people can come here and not feel weird no matter what,” he said. “There’s no judging, and a lot of people dig that.”