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STD rates on the rise in Greene County, nationwide Library leaves the MOBIUS program TINSLEY MERRIMAN Staff Reporter @merrimantinsley By next year, the Duane G. Meyer library website will be totally transformed and upgraded. Dean of Library Services Thomas Peters recently announced the library is migrating from online service MOBIUS Consortium to four new computer systems. The MOBIUS Consortium is an online program that links libraries throughout the Midwest and allows them to share resources. Though it was started in Missouri, it now stretches into Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and Texas. Peters said the migration was brought on by the software MOBIUS requires. Missouri State University has used the online catalog for 17 years, and the current version of the software used at MSU is not the one used by MOBIUS. Peters said students have used MOBIUS less and less in recent years, and costs to maintain the service have increased. The migration will use less money in the long run and give the university more control over providing information to those who need it. “Our out of pocket expenses will go down and we will have more control over the systems,” Peters said. “One of the challenges is that we don’t have all the information people need, so we need to rely on other libraries.

MOBIUS was excellent for that, so we are working on other agreements so that our students, faculty and staff can get the stuff they need to do their work.” The main system MSU will use is a new online catalog named FOLIO. Peters said it is an open-source software developed by many major universities, such as Yale and the University of Chicago. MSU is one of the first universities in the world to implement FOLIO, calling the project to install the software FIRST FOLIO at Missouri State. The second service will be the EBSCO Discovery Service, a search engine that allows users to access and print online content quickly and easily. The third will be OpenAthens, which helps users signon and manage both their identity and access to resources. It will also replace a proxy server used by the library to gather online resources and improve network performance. Finally, E-Resource Management is a software that aims to manage, assess and improve the retrieval of online content and services. This will also help control costs to the library. The new services are planned to be implemented by summer 2020. The library website already has updates on the project under the FIRST FOLIO tab on the homepage.

Greene County STD Reports

A report from the Center for Disease Control on (per 100,000 residents) the nation’s sexual health 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 as of 2018 shows sexually transmitted diseases are at 800 779.0 a peak for Greene County, the state of Missouri and 700 the United States as a whole. The number of re600 ported cases for each dis568.1 536.2 ease has been on a steady incline for the past five 500 years, with double-digit increases between 2014 400 and 2018. 342.0 Released by the CDC 300 on Oct. 8, the report con246.8 tains data tracking the prevalence of chlamydia, 200 177.4 gonorrhea and syphilis. Rates are measured in 100 cases per 100,000 residents. The number of 0 cases for each of these MO USA USA Chlamydia Gonorrhea MO diseases is legally reChlamydia Gonorrhea Chlamydia Gonorrhea quired to be recorded and STD reports reported by clinics and Graphic by JADIE ARNETT/THE STANDARD hospitals. This graph shows the growing numbers of STD reports in the last five years. The report shows Greene County has a higher rate of reported cases corded having a 262 percent complicated because it affects condition that can lead to seper capita than the average for increase between 2014 and men and women differently. rious long-term complicaMissouri, resulting in a higher 2017. For example, in 2017 there tions, and people don’t always rate than Dr. Anne were 1,127,651 reports of know when they have it,” the nationEgbert, phy- chlamydia for females across Egbert said. wide aversician with the nation, compared to only Although Magers covers age. M a g e r s 577,644 reported for men. basic office visits for free as Within F a m i l y This ratio is reversed for gon- part of each Missouri State Greene Health and orrhea, which saw 232,587 student’s prepaid student C o u n t y, We l l n e s s cases in 2017 for women and health fee, STD tests are not chlamydia, C e n t e r , 322,169 reported for men. included. Since they require the most works di“The thing I see a lot is samples to be processed by a common of rectly with that women are symptomatic lab, their rates are based on the the three s t u d e n t s and guys are not,” Egbert required method, but with no STDs, has who report said. “So inevitably the guy markup – each test costs the seen a 49 STD symp- will blame her. It’s true that student only as much as it costs percent intoms and women often don’t have the clinic itself. crease beseek treat- symptoms too, but it does With a doctor’s recomtween 2014 ment. seem that there’s a lot of mendation, Magers charges and 2018 and a 12 percent “We don’t say that sex is blame game. And people $14.17 for a joint chlamydia increase between 2017 and ‘safe,’ we say you can make need to not have that.” and gonorrhea test; $11 for a 2018. During the same respec- it ‘safer,’” Egbert said. “ConEgbert said because of this blood test to detect HIV and tive time spans, gonorrhea is doms really help, but we also “blame game,” the men’s num- syphilis and $57 to test for reported having a 137 percent recommend annual checks bers for diseases go up. She herpes. All tests have a proincrease and a 21 percent in- for anyone under 25.” said early treatment is key. cessing and return time becrease, while syphilis is reSexual health is further “(Chlamydia) is a treatable tween seven and 10 days. number of reports


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SCOTT CAMPBELL Staff Reporter @ScottCa81380794

“We don’t say

that sex is ‘safe,’ we say you can make it ‘safer,’” -Dr. Anne Egbert

Construction on Holland House behind schedule Contractors say the new residence hall will be complete by April 2020 despite delays The new residence hall Holland House is under construction. It is located on the corner of Madison Street and Holland Street behind Strong Hall.

AFTON HARPER Staff Reporter @affie888 Those eager for a new residence hall may have to wait longer than expected. Construction for Missouri State University’s new Holland House residence hall is behind schedule, project manager Bruce Colony said. Colony said the residence hall’s construction plan was impacted by weather and other complications. Building the four-level parking structure has been time-consuming and complex, he said. On top of the parking structure, there will be a three-story residence hall that will house 402 students in two-person rooms. Holland House’s capacity is smaller than Freudenberger and Blair-Shannon House. Both hold over 700 students each, but it will be


larger than Kentwood Hall, which holds only around 100 students. Because the parking structure isn’t finished yet, the dining center’s original start date of Nov. 1 has been rescheduled. “There are temporary supports installed in the dining center area that cannot be removed

until the concrete in the roof of the garage has been poured and cured to a certain strength,” Colony said. Integrity Development, the contractors in charge of building Holland House, expect to complete the garage by mid-November. The dining center, located on the first floor

of the building, will also have a retail store. Branco Construction was awarded the contract for building Holland House’s dining center. It will seat around 200 students and have a full-service kitchen. The store will sell ready-made food items like frozen and pre-packaged meals, similar to those at Bear Necessities. The Residence Hall Renovation Budget will pay for the $4.9 million dining hall construction project. Holland House’s completion date will be reevaluated sometime in November.




Old-fashioned style candy store opening in downtown Springfield VICTORIA SCROGGINS Staff Reporter @vrms12591 Queen City Soda and Sweets is an old-fashioned style family candy store located in downtown Springfield at 301 Park Central West. The owners plan on opening mid-November for the Christmas lighting and a grand opening sometime around Dec. 2. Renovations are still being done on the store, such as installing wooden shelves and adding wooden flooring to match the store’s style. The theme of the candy store is a nostalgic, old-fashioned, all wooden store that sells older, non-traditional candy and soda along with various fair foods. Photos by JAYLEN EARLY/THE STANDARD Robert Sands, the owner of Queen Queen City Soda and Sweets sits just off of Park Central City Soda and Sweets, said they will store the candy in old-style candy jars, Square in downtown Springfield.

along with selling multiple flavors of cotton candy, like orange creamsicle, cookies and cream, s’ mores and apple pie. Queen City Soda and Sweets’ cotton candy is provided by a partnership with Carnival King to be able to sell cotton candy at retail sale all year. Queen City has also partnered with Francine’s Fudge and a Krispy Cakes company to have access to those products for retail sale. Sands used to own another business but decided to team up with his brother in Los Angeles and use their love of candy as motivation to open up their new business. Queen City will use popular trends in LA to routinely add new products to Springfield. The owners want to provide new sweets to Springfield that the public wouldn’t find unless they traveled to California.

Sands said he decided to start his business because he noticed Springfield didn’t have an old-fashioned candy store. “You’re not going to find anything like a Snickers here where you could just find it at the local mall or gas station,” Sands said. u See CANDY, page 8

Metaphysical fair brings crystals, chakras and positive vibes LAINEY SANDERS Staff Reporter @Lainey_Sanders Tables with crystals, herbs and incense fill the room. Posters that offer insight into a stranger’s personal, love and financial life stand as a beacon by fold up tables at the Metaphysical Fair, shedding light to those searching for answers and willing to pay $20 for it. The fair was held at the Relics Event Center through Friday, Nov. 1 until Nov. 3. For only $6 guests could get their tarot cards read and listen to guest speakers talk about health and healing. Each booth, whether its offering to check if a passerbys chakras are aligned or an amethyst to purify any space of negative vibrations, each person standing on the other side of the table has a smile on their face. They weren’t looking at wallets, but at guests. Possibly checking an aura, who knows? Geolite Works, one of the booths set up toward the front of the room, is covered with crystals on the front table and on either side is lined with herbs, sprays and oils.

Behind the booth Joseph Glosemeyer contently watches from his chair as people move to and from his set up. “My wife does energy chakra clearings, spiritual consultations and works a lot with herbs. She makes her own blend of oils and adds the herbs to them,” Glosemeyer said. Glosemeyer proudly talks about his wife, listing all the things Shoena Helen Harris does for their business. Behind him, Harris talks to someone next to her massage table. Harris consults with a friend whose husband has been sick. Harris said that she is going to check her friend’s chakras to see where the customer’s husband’s health and energy is. Harris starts by having her friend lie down and holds a crystal attached to a chain over her, the object moving in slow circles above her chest. “Checking on someone’s chakras allows them to know if there is an imbalance,” Harris said. If someone finds themselves with an out-of-balanced chakra, Harris said they can use a specially-blended oil that is infused with herbs to help balance that

particular chakra. Oils and crystals give the user a certain sense of control. If someone is feeling an imbalance in their root chakra, Muladhara, then they are probably feeling a lack of stability, comfort and safety. Harris said she gives others the ability to pinpoint a problem and have an oil to assist in balancing the chakra. A solution to a problem that can actually be held in the palm of a hand. However, other booths allow the random landing of crystals and the arbitrary draw of cards to offer insight into their life and what is to come. A handful of tarot card and crystal ball reading tables were set up around the room but the simplicity of one with a black cloth covered in intricate white designs and crystals, cards and medallions, sat in the back corner of the room. Dressed in all black, except the gold medallion headpiece that sits on her black hair like a crown, the gypsy Desna read cards for guests. Originally from Bosnia, Desna says her family is all gypsies. Her grandmother is the one who taught her how to read tarot cards. u Read more at

(Left) A crystal ball rests on the table of a vendor at the sixth annual Springfield Metaphysical Fair Sunday. (Below) Thomas Nolan, known as a Holistic Warrior, prepares a client for a reading at Relics Event Center. A Holistic Warrior is an individual who wishes to create balance between their inner and outer self. Photos by GRETA CROSS/THE STANDARD




A tormented ‘saint’


Drug abuse education in primary schools CHLOE SIERKS Columnist @chloes_16

saw blades lined up on the wall positing a most terrible omen. Carrying on this theme in duality, Dreyer makes a point in filming the dismissive, cackling priests in high-contrast lighting while Joan of Arc is captured in low-contrast lighting, adding to this soft-andhard distinction in geometry. The production design is highly minimalist, allowing for a focus on the characters and their reactive emotions rather than in the surrounding architecture of the environment. Most shots consist of only a face and a white, nondescript background. However, there are numerous shots focusing on props as well. For example, Joan of Arc's crown, her hair being swept across the ground, the shackles on her legs and in the small stool she is given to sit on during her arraignment. These are to be the symbols of her torment and death.

During the week of Oct. 23-31, schools and organizations across the nation participated in Red Ribbon Week. If you don’t know what Red Ribbon Week is, it is a widely-recognized campaign aimed at taking a visible stand against drug use. The red ribbon became a symbol after Drug Enforcement Agency Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico City in 1985. Red ribbons were placed upon his grave, and thus have stood as a visual symbol against alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and violence. I was made aware of Red Ribbon Week when I was in elementary school and we used the entire week to have dress-up days and activities surrounding the issue. Many elementary schools still participate in this week in their own ways. I have no doubt that Red Ribbon Week was created to handle a profound, significant issue. My doubt is whether or not young elementary students have the intellectual capacity to be participating and whether or not they should be introduced to the topics in the first place. You may be thinking that a student’s age does not mean they will not be exposed to drug or alcohol abuse and violence, but I pose this question parallel to the issue of sex education in schools. Some school districts include no to very little curriculum about sex education. Arguments opposing sex education for high school-age students include statements like, “Sex education exposes students to sex and therefore encourages sexual activity,” or “gives students more information about ‘risky business’ which is irresponsible.” There are, of course, many differences between the issues of sex education and a campaign about drug and alcohol abuse. But an important connection I am trying to make is that if high school students cannot be offered sex education because of the reasons I stated above, how can elementary students be exposed to an event like Red Ribbon Week, and participate in conversations about drug abuse? These children cannot possibly understand the actual impact of drug use and abuse, and their age limits their ability to accurately process this topic.

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‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’: a silent-era masterpiece DAVID WHEELER Critic @DontTellThe_Elf Here we are once again, the second in a series where I review one of the many films screened in Timothy White’s film courses here on campus. The cinematic roster White curates for his film classes vary widely on the timeline, ranging from silent-era classics to modern think pieces. We previously dove into science fiction horror with director Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic, “Alien.” Now, we turn our attention to the year 1928, in the early days of film history with Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s “The Passion of Joan of Arc.” A chronicle of the trial and execution of St. Jeanne d’Arc — “The Maid of Orléans,” the French heroine who inspired them to victory against the English occupation of France in the Lancastrian phase of the

Hundred Years’ War — the film studies the final days of Joan of Arc’s life. All through a lens of Dreyer’s superlative filmmaking and by virtue of one of the most celebrated performances of all time in Renée Jeanne Falconetti’s exquisite interpretation of the titular saint. As I would certainly imagine, Dreyer's inquiry into the life of a religiously persecuted figure maintains a startling efficacy to modern audiences accustomed to the modern blockbusters of today, especially when noting the film has recently passed its 90th anniversary. Nearing a century in age, the film still holds a palpable humanistic density that — through a time-traveling cross-examination between the narrative’s 15th-century setting, the film’s production in the 1920s, and to our present days — demonstrates that certain human emotions are con-

stant through the centuries. “The Passion of Joan of Arc” is so explicitly concentrated on the Joan of Arc character that the entire frame — sporting the 4:3 Academy ratio, with black bars on either side of the screen — is often occupied by the sledgehammer facial expressions of Falconetti as she wavers between consummate melancholy, fear, sympathy, surprise and bravery in the face of the accusers prosecuting her on charges of heresy. As much as the film has been analyzed over the years for its high quantity of close-up shots, the Academy ratio being the favored aspect ratio for faces, I instead took more notice to Dreyer's use of shapes. Specifically, the disparity between his geometric designs when applying the so-called bouba/kiki effect. This effect is a theoretical, psychologically-motivated mapping between speech sounds and the visual

shape of objects. Shapes with bulbous features and smooth lines are received as being benign, passive shapes, that of the “bouba,” whereas those labeled as “kiki” sport jagged, sharp lines in their construction, leading to reactions of discomfort and negativity. Applying this general theory to “The Passion of Joan of Arc” comes in with the features of our characters and of the environment. Joan of Arc's features are round and delicate, as are the features of the few characters in the film who deem her a saint, the crown she later wears and in the Christian cross she embraces before being set to the pyre. Conversely, the clergymen have sharp curls in their hair — one of them even possesses quasi-devil horns, while another is missing teeth, with those remaining being jagged. Not to mention the torture devices with their numerous spikes found later in the film and the

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Ozark Mtn Flower Truck parked outside of Brick and Mortar Coffee. The traveling flower truck offers a variety of flowers for customers.

BLOOMING Ozark Mtn Flower Truck delivers bright blossoms via 70’s van KAYLA CURRY Staff Reporter @kaylalcurry


Colorful flowers fill the bed of the Ozark Mtn Flower Truck.

Residents of Springfield may be familiar with the sight of a pastel blue 1970 Volkswagen truck hauling flowers around the city. The truck, nicknamed “Stella,” was what Cassie Hartman needed to start curating a blooming flower business known as Ozark Mtn Flower Truck. Inspiration for a flower truck business struck Hartman, a Springfield native, in 2010 during a semester abroad in Spain. Drawn to the open-air markets and flower stands she passed by as she walked home everyday, Hartman wanted to bring that same “big city” feeling to others back home. “I’ve always loved flowers,” Hartman said, smiling. “I had a rose garden in junior high, so I’ve always loved the whole flower world and have always been interested in the creative world. I threatened to go to art school in college.” Hartman got her degrees in psychology and nursing at the University of Missouri; however, her love for flowers and art was overwhelming and lead her to pursue the idea of a flower truck business. It wasn’t until 2017 when Hartman used a random day off to set her plan in motion. “I was working at Mercy, and I had a day off,” Hartman said. “I drank way too much coffee, so my

mind was whirling. I somehow came up with this idea, and I wanted to see if it would work.” Since kick-starting the flower truck business on her own, Hartman has hired three part-time employees, accumulated 12.4 thousand Instagram followers, and occupied a garage and an acre of land where her business grows their own flowers. Haiden Stipp, senior art major at MSU, was the first person Hartman hired onto her team as truck operations manager. Hartman said Stipp was a frequent visitor of the truck and created beautiful bouquets, making her perfect for the position. “I enjoy working for Cassie because she made my dream job,” Stipp said. “I am able to use my creativity and love for color to create bouquets from flowers that change everyday.” Along with attending a variety of events around Springfield, Ozark Mtn Flower Truck offers subscription plans and workshops to the public. Hartman said it’s a good way to get to know her customers. Danielle Staples, sophomore wildlife conservation and management major, is one of her customers and said she loves the truck. “The workers are always super friendly and helpful,” Staples said. “I enjoy going because you can personalize your own bouquet, and it’s a good price for the quality

flowers they have.” Hartman said most of the business’s income comes from daily sales at public events at places like Commercial Street and local coffee shops. The romantic gesture of buying flowers for a loved one seems to be the source for a large portion of sales. “We do have a lot of guys who come to the truck wanting to get flowers for a date that night,” Hartman said. “I think what our truck is doing is allowing the guys to let the person know they personally picked that out, and it’s not just something they grabbed out of a glass display case. It makes it a little more personal, and the fact that whoever is buying the flowers looked up where the truck was is a little more personal.” Stipp said the flower truck has not only been a dream come true for her, but also a “light for Springfield.” “It brings joy to people building and receiving the flowers because they’re high quality and not blooms you’ll find in a grocery store,” Stipp said. “I’ve also really loved seeing how it helps out local farmers. Cassie works really hard to grab as much local as possible.” Hartman plans to keep the truck open until the first weekend in December, if the weather permits. For those planning to stop by for a bouquet, Hartman said, “Remember to change the water, please.”

‘The winter blues are real’ Students discuss how their mental health changes with the weather KATHRYN DOLAN Staff Reporter @kathryndolan98 Winter is just around the corner, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer; this change in weather can take a toll on mental health. Between 4% and 6% of people in the United States have Seasonal Affective Disorder, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Another 10% to 20% may experience it in a milder form. Some children and teenagers get SAD but it usually doesn’t start in people younger than 20 years of age, putting college students at a high risk of experiencing its effects. Rosie Pavlovec, junior interior design major, said she has not been diagnosed with SAD but experiences a negative shift in her mood and overall mental health as cold weather begins. “The winter blues are real,” Pavlovec said.

Pavlovec said her motivation levels go down in the winter, she frequently sleeps in between classes instead of being productive with her free time. The cold weather often makes social interaction sound less than desirable for her. “I don’t have a man so no one is cuddling me,” Pavlovec said, laughing, “So I end up in my room by myself probably too much.” Pavlovec talks herself through various anxieties and mental blocks to prevent her from doing tasks in the winter. She meditates and has recently gotten into hot yoga, which she said refreshes her during the cold months. Pavlovec doesn’t advise relying on self-help if diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder. “Working out isn’t going to fix it,” Pavlovec said. “Those with Seasonal Affective Disorder should seek help from a therapist.” Rhonda Lesley, director of MSU counseling, defines Seasonal Affective Disorder as a

depressive disorder characterized by symptoms such as a depressed mood, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, fatigue, concentration or motivation problems and insomnia or hypersomnia during the fall or winter months which go away in the spring. The counseling center provides cognitive behavioral therapy, which is the recommended treatment of choice for depressive disorders. The center also has a SAD light in the “Relaxation Station.” Light therapy is one way to treat SAD. Exposure to a bright, artificial light that mimics outdoor light affects brain chemicals linked to mood and sleep, easing SAD symptoms. Lesley said maintaining a healthy diet, sleep schedule, exercise regimen and keeping up healthy relationships are good recommendations for any mental health concern. “One of the most important things for someone who thinks they may have SAD is to receive a proper evaluation from a trained mental health

professional before trying to treat symptoms on their own,” Lesley said. Kylee Evans, senior philosophy major, said her seasonal depression sets in around the beginning of the second semester. Evans describes herself as a bubbly, exuberant person but notices her mood drastically changes when the cold weather arrives. Evans said while her depression isn’t totally debilitating, it does have an impact on her day-to-day life. She said she tends to retreat into her home and she skips more classes than in the warmer months. “Since it’s just a seasonal thing, I tend to come out of it whenever it’s sunny,” Evans said. Evans said she is very deadline-oriented and finds it helpful to make goals for herself on days where she feels less motivated. Evans said she thinks many people don’t seek help for Seasonal Affective Disorder because it comes in waves.


She advises against instructing depressed individuals to work out or eat healthy to solve their mental illness. “Theoretically maybe those solutions could work,” Evans said, “but mustering up the motivation to do those things is often not possible when you’re depressed.”

Evans said she thinks it’s important to allow yourself to feel sad and to not feel guilty about it because it’s a normal feeling. “It’s OK to be down and lay in bed,” Evans said. “Cuddle with your cats but make sure to keep your friends in the loop so you’re not closing yourself off completely.




‘Coffee Shop Sounds’ displays student talent LAUREN JOHNS Staff Reporter @lje2017


MSU’s documentary photography class is partnered with Springfield Community Gardens. Students take pictures of the garden for the nonprofit.

Photography class partners students with nonprofits M. TODD DEARING Staff Reporter @mtodddearing MSU students in the special topics in photography class got the opportunity this semester to work with nonprofit organizations, build their portfolios and gain experience in the professional field. Students in the class taught by Jimmie Allen were tasked with working with local groups and photographing their volunteer work, both adding work to their portfolios and giving these groups the ability to use these photos in their campaigns. “By creating this class, my hope is that students will be left with a greater appreciation of their community, a deeper understanding of the benefits of public service, and a changed world-view,” Allen said. “I am very excited about how this class is shaping up and I hope it will be of considerable value to our students, the community and the university.” During the first month of this semester, the 14 students enrolled in the class were tasked with working alongside the Springfield Community Gardens, a local organization that sets up gardens in the urban areas of Springfield. Maile Auterson is the director and co-founder of the Springfield Community Gardens. “We enjoyed working with the students. They were helpful and accommodating to our needs,” Auterson said. Auterson said he wants the class to work with the Gardens again in the future. “There are so many opportunities to capture good photographs with our organization,” Auterson said. “We appreciate their work.” While they were working with the Gardens,

the students were to look for a nonprofit they could work with for two hours a week. Students were encouraged to get involved as much as possible with the cause and the work of their organization. Students worked with organizations such as the Wonders of Wildlife, Green Student Alliance and The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society. Ruby Reddecliff, sophomore photography major, did her work with the Heart of the Westside Neighborhood Association. “I’ve never had a chance to photograph such a broad and important social issue as poverty... it’s interesting how you can focus on one small area and create a commentary,” Reddecliff said. Students are encouraged to network as much as possible during their work with their nonprofit. A secondary goal of the class is to make connections for a future in the professional world. “At first, making connections was difficult,” Reddecliff said, “but the more integrated I become with the community and the people, more trust is fostered.” At the end of the semester the students will create a final portfolio with a multimedia presentation which will function as a mini documentary about their work and the nonprofit they chose to work with. “Their prints should explore storytelling and sequencing in addition to the student’s point of view on the social issue that the non-profit serves,” Allen said. The multimedia presentation will consist of pictures from their chosen nonprofit in a slideshow alongside narration and interviews from members of the organization.

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The smell of hot chocolate, coffee and other refreshments wafts through the Plaster Student Union South Lounge, accompanying the sound of various individuals and organizations as their talents are put on display. This event is ‘Coffee Shop Sounds,’ which occurs twice a semester, is hosted by Missouri State University Student Activities Council. According to SAC, the remaining 2019-2020 dates are Nov. 5, Feb. 11 and April 7. The event typically lasts two hours — 7-9 p.m., in the PSU South Lounge, but times may vary. Co-Entertainment Chairs of SAC, Kendall Vowels, junior entertainment management major and Rachel Reed, junior wildlife biology major, are in charge of putting on the event. Students in attendance will get a free mug with the event logo. “At our last event in early October, we had almost 150 people come to watch,” Reed said. “And we ran out of food and mugs but people still enjoyed themselves.” Both chair members emphasize that this event is casual and intimate. Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please. “People can use the furniture to relax and even bring homework if they want,” Reed said. The event organizers have been looking to expand their range of performers for future events. “This event has been around for far longer than I’ve been here,” Vowels said. “However, this is the first year we are opening this up to more talent than just music. Last year, we did a trial run with a comedian at one of our shows. But this year we want to reach out to other organizations like the theater department, improv performers and a slam poetry

group called ‘Untamed Tongues.’” Last year, Vowels worked with the Concert Chair to create the SAC Artist Showcase on March 31. “We wanted to do a bigger night event as opposed to the coffee sounds because some acts won’t fit as well within the coffee shop setting,” Vowels said. “In the PSU Theater, you can see anything from an acoustic performer to a group of aerialists.” Unlike a talent show, Vowels said there is no ranking system since the acts are so diverse. “A soloist versus the Beartones isn’t in any way comparable,” Vowels said. According to Reed, only one audition is required to participate in ‘Coffee Shop Sounds,’ and performers can participate in Showcase without a second audition. However, performers cannot partake in two ‘Coffee Shop’ events back to back, in order to create more performance variety. Veronesa Fucile, junior entrepreneurship major, was late to audition, so she ended up sending in a recording instead. “I went to the Blair-Shannon practice room and it was perfect because it was quiet and I just set up a computer and recorded what I would do in the show,” Fucile said. She said she mixes her own tracks and cuts out the vocals for live performances. “I’ve performed at places like Flea Bar and Grill and the Outlander Brewery and Pub,” Fucile said. “I also worked with Smiley Records based here in Springfield but didn’t sign a contract with them because as an entrepreneur I believe in doing things myself and having 100 percent control of my music.” When combating nerves, Fucile reminds herself that if she loves what she does, her passion will be projected to the


audience. Singer-songwriter Samantha Seigel, junior electronic arts major, places her confidence in the fact that her songs could help someone in need. “If my song is something particularly poignant or emotional I remind myself that I wrote it for that one person in the crowd who needs to hear that song, to hear that they will be OK,” Seigel said. Coming from a theater background and exploring songwriting, Seigel has spent most of her life on stage. As a result, she said branching out and gaining exposure is key. “You can be in a play or a musical but you’re not performing your own stuff like stand-up or improv or your songs, so you aren’t able to put yourself out there as much,” Seigel said. “This event is so important to give people like me the publicity they need. If you find someone you like, you can follow them on their SoundCloud or Youtube.” To those looking to perform in the future, the set list and allotted performance time is flexible. “The regular set list time is 25 minutes,” Vowels said. “Although, I had a friend reach out to me saying, ‘I’ve been learning guitar and want to perform in front of an audience but I’m not comfortable doing a whole set, can I do one song?’ And I said yes.” Vowels emphasizes the importance of hosting events like these. “We are for supporting students and helping them chase their dreams and potentially, change the world,” Vowels said. “Some of these students could even be the next John Goodman.”






Sophomore Nicolo Mulatero cuts past his Loyola Chicago defender on Nov. 3. The Bears defeated the Ramblers 2-1.

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Season’s success a long time coming for men’s soccer Bears STEPHEN TERRILL Sports Reporter @Stevethe2nd The Missouri State men’s soccer team is now 15-0 with one game left on the regular season schedule. The Bears are No. 12 in the NCAA Division I Soccer Committee rankings and regular season Missouri Valley Conference champions. The team does not see this season as a Cinderella effort, however. For a team that has had their previous two seasons end in either penalty kicks or overtime during the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, this year is a result of the foundation built then. “This is what we expect from ourselves,” associate head coach Michael Seabolt said. “If you look at it from a far distance, you could say, ‘Oh, they didn’t make the NCAA tournament,’ but internally, we look at what we’ve accomplished. 2017 we won the league; 2018 our season ended on penalty kicks. We talk about it all the time — this is not an exceptional run, this is a continuation of what we want for the program.” Things have come together this year to allow that foundation to shine through. Senior forward Matt Bentley


Sophomore Jack Denton settles the ball. Denton leads the Bears with eight assists this season. transferred to Missouri State last spring and has a team-leading 12 goals this season. In 2018, the Bears had three players score three or more goals. This season they have five, with seven others

scoring either one or two goals. Their defense has allowed the sixth fewest goals in Division I with nine. The offensive outburst has come from two factors: the first being the addition of Bentley,

the second is a commitment to finish near the goal. “Last year, we were getting these chances, but there were times where we would leave goals on the table,” redshirt senior Ian Jones said. “We call

them scrappy goals, like goals that don’t look the prettiest but still go in. “This year we’ve set up so many of those. In past years, we would take three or four chances to get one goal then

sit back and defend. This year I never feel like we won’t score at least one goal.” Defensively, this season has been an improvement over previous years, although not as obvious as the change on offense. With nine goals allowed through Nov. 3, they have allowed four less than they did in 2018. The word for the Bears’ defenders has been “ownership.” “The guys are taking ownership of what they have to do individually, which translates to what we do collectively,” head coach Jon Leamy said. Opposing teams have found the back of the net more recently against the Bears with six goals in the last four games, but Leamy said he believes the strides the team has made on offense more than covers the increase in opponents’ scoring. The Bears secured the No. 1 seed in the MVC tournament with an overtime victory over Valparaiso on Oct. 30. The tournament will be held in Chicago this year on the campus of Loyola Chicago, where the Bears beat Loyola 2-1 in Sept. All six MVC teams will get a bid. The Bears’ most likely opponent will be the 2-13-1 Evansville Aces who have gone 0-9 in MVC play this year and have lost to Missouri State twice, 4-0 and 2-1.

MSU multipurpose indoor facility needs more funding CLAIRE NIEBRUGGE Senior Sports Reporter @claireniebrugge During the spring of 2018, the Missouri State athletics department put feelers out to fundraise for a multipurpose indoor facility. Missouri State athletic director Kyle Moats said he met with every team who could utilize the facility — club lacrosse, football, soccer, track, baseball and softball — to make sure the design and construction were exactly what would be needed. The only thing left to do now is to find donors who want to step up and contribute. Moats said they have a few bites but need a few more to make it a reality. The university recently released the agenda for their new fundraising campaign, Onward and Upward. However, Moats said the athletics department has to privately fundraise their own revenue for its projects. Originally, the department thought about putting a free-standing facility in the ROTC and band field next to the football offices in Forsythe Athletics Center. That would cost somewhere in the $15-25 million range. After further discussion, it was decided that building a dome over the lacrosse field was a more feasible option, only costing

Conference have some sort of indoor facility. North Dakota State, South Dakota and Northern Iowa play their home games in a dome while South Dakota State and Youngstown State have indoor practice facilities. The other half of the conference — Missouri State, Illinois State, Indiana State, Western Illinois and Southern Illinois — doesn’t have an indoor facility. Moats said coaches look at everything they don’t have as a disadvantage, wanting all possible resources and assets to succeed. “We wouldn’t be gaining any traction, we’d just be catching up,” Moats said. “We’re not trying to have the Taj Mahal, just an indoor facility.” Moats said while the indoor facility is a top priority, finding donors for JQH Arena is at the top of his list. The arena is currently up for naming rights. There is still $12 million remaining on the arena’s estate KAITLYN STRATMAN/THE STANDARD that needs to be paid off. Moats said once that is complete, they MSU plans to put a dome over the lacrosse field. can start seriously trying to find the last pieces to the fundraising puzzle for the indoor facility. $5-6 million. “The sooner we get it, the sooner it helps everybody,” Moats The club lacrosse team would play their home games in the said. facility, while other teams like football would only practice. Missouri State University President Clif Smart said he had Five of the 10 teams in the Missouri Valley Football no comments or information on the subject.




Sophomore transfer brings talent, competitiveness to volleyball team DEREK SHORE Senior Sports Reporter @D_Shore23 The Missouri State volleyball Bears have had a forgettable 2019 season, but they had a few underclassmen emerge and show promise, making the future of the program look bright. One of the players the team has high hopes for is Sarabi Worsley-Gilbert, a sophomore who is an outside/right-side hitter with plenty of raw talent, according to her coach. “Her explosiveness she provides in games has been tremendous,” interim head coach Manolo Concepción said. “I don’t think there are many players with the type of athleticism she has and brings into the game.” And she’s just scratching the surface of her potential. Worsley-Gilbert, who is from Orlando, Florida, picked up volleyball in middle school when she was 11 years old. Once she realized how talented she was, she started having dreams of playing the sport at the college level. But first, Worsley-Gilbert developed her passion for volleyball when she joined the Orlando Tampa Volleyball Academy in 2011. The OTVA ranks as the best volleyball club in Florida and third-best in the nation. That is where she crossed paths with Kimberly Vach, who played volleyball at Stetson and went on to a coaching career that includes four national open division championships with the OTVA. “She helped me the most when I was young,” Worsley-Gilbert said. Vach coached Worsley-Gilbert when she first started playing on the 11’s team and helped guide her until she graduated from Freedom High School in May 2018. Worsley-Gilbert was named an AAU All-American in 2015 for OTVA and finished her

high school career on the firstteam all-metro for Freedom. Vach noticed things start to click for Worsley-Gilbert once the team qualified for nationals and she moved up to face stiffer competition when she was 11. “She progressed a lot faster playing with better players,” Vach said. “I really saw her potential and her athleticism. She was just really quick and had a great vertical jump. When I put her on the one’s team, she just blossomed.” To clarify, Worsley-Gilbert essentially transitioned from junior varsity to varsity when she was playing in AAU. “And the next year, she was a starter on one’s team,” Vach said. “don’t think she ever looked back after that.” Worsley-Gilbert said the biggest thing she learned from the academy was that a hitter could hit in any set given to them. “I’ve always tried to be the best hitter I can be for my setters and teammates,” she said. Out of high school, Worsley-Gilbert started her freshman season at Texas State, where she averaged 1.86 kills and 2.04 points over 73 sets and 30 matches. She helped the Bobcats to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year, which is something she will always remember. “It was a dream come true,” Worsley-Gilbert said. “It was one of the biggest accomplishments I’ve ever had. It was really fun to be apart of that.” As a sophomore, Worsley-Gilbert now finds herself at Missouri State after transferring from Texas State this past summer. She was immediately eligible to compete at Missouri State because she met all the required NCAA conditions for one-time transfer exceptions. She said that had to due with having supportive teammates. “I think that’s why I’m so happy here at Missouri State

Volleyball playoff hopes remain DEREK SHORE Senior Sports Reporter @D_Shore23

147 kills and averages 2.33 kills per set this season. She attributed her success to hitting with high hands, and working on that in practice has allowed her to be a better player against taller athletes.

The Missouri State volleyball team headed north this past weekend as the regular season schedule winds down. The Bears faced off against Drake and Northern Iowa from Nov. 1-2 and split those two games. On Friday, Missouri State grabbed its first victory on the road this season with a 3-1 triumph over Drake. The Bears piled up 69 kills, led by sophomore Amelia Flynn’s 19-kill, 20dig effort and 16 kills from junior Laynie Dake. Missouri State rallied from a 21-14 deficit to earn three separate set points in the first period before the Bulldogs closed on a 3-0 run for the win. The Bears then fell behind 6-0 in the second, took the lead at 15-14 and used Dake’s 500th career kill for a 16-15 advantage. Another Dake kill broke the tie at 21 and the teams sided out to a Missouri State win as the Bears finished with 16 kills and held the Bulldogs to .027 hitting. Missouri State fell behind 18-12 in the third set and did not gain its first lead until 25-24. Freshman Azyah Green teamed with junior Emelie Orlando for one of her six blocks before following with the winning kill. The fourth set was another nail-biter. The Bears used a 7-1 run to turn a 1310 deficit into a 17-14 lead then closed on a 4-0 run to seal the match. Dake and freshman Brooklyn Cink came up big in the end, teaming up for a block between kills from each player for the final three points.

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Sophomore Sarabi Worsley-Gilbert serves the ball on Oct. 5. because my teammates are the best teammates I’ve ever had,” Worsley-Gilbert said. So far with the Bears, Worsley-Gilbert has left her mark despite arriving to campus a week before the season started. She said that adjustment was stressful, but she was

appreciative of how welcoming the team and the coaches were through the transition. As the season has progressed, Worsley-Gilbert has also seen more and more playing time, and she’s become a key asset to the team. She ranks fourth on the team with

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split us up because he hadn’t split us up in over two years.” The Ice Bears’ win over Alabama on Nov. 1 was a game they took control of quickly, scoring two goals in the first period and never giving up the lead.



reunited on the road against Central Oklahoma on Oct. 18. “Every once in awhile they get a little stale, so you split them up,” head coach Jeremy Law said of the forward line after the game against Alabama on Nov. 1. “Then you put them back together, and — as was apparent tonight — they have



route to a hat trick. Barrett is a member of the Ice Bears’ “B-Line” consisting of Barrett, and other senior forwards Zane O’Bryan and Jordan Bratton. The line had played together for almost two years, but the three were moved to different lines at the beginning of October, then


In the first period of a game against Colorado on Oct. 4, the Missouri State Ice Bears’ leading scorer from the previous season, junior forward Nikita Salnikov, went down with a lower body

injury and has not returned. It has taken some time, but the team appears to have finally got its offense rolling again. On Friday, Nov. 1, the Ice Bears exploded offensively, beating Alabama 9-3. At the center of the scoring was senior forward Travis Barrett, who scored three goals en


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CANDY: Queen City Soda and Sweets Continued from page 2

Some of the sweets to be expected are carnival lollipops, fudge, Krispy Cakes, cotton candy, chocolate-covered chips, chocolate pretzels and older candy still being manufactured. “It is a landmark store in Springfield,” Sands said. “It’s very unique. People who walk in, their eyes are going to light up. Right on Route 66’s birthplace. You’re not gonna find another candy store like this.” In the summer, Sands said he will also start selling ice cream and floats as business picks up. Outdoor patio seating will also be available. “We’re going to be open later on Fridays and Saturdays,” Sands said.

In the winter, however, he expects there to be a lull in business, as there aren’t as many people willing to go shopping in the colder weather. To combat this, he said he will primarily sell soda and candy, which he expects to be popular year-round. “I have been in downtown Springfield for seven years,” Sands said. “I’ve noticed there are more people in downtown than there are in malls and I think malls are dying.” While he will be selling products not found in most stores, Sands said prices for Queen City will be fairly low since he chose


not to be located in the Battlefield Mall. “Pricing will be better than in the mall due to lack of mall rent.,” he said. While Queen City will not be open on National Candy Day, Nov. 4, the store plans on celebrating all holidays, including national candy and soda days. The store plans to create seasonal handmade gift baskets tailored to each person and celebration. Some will have color themes and include both their range of craft sodas and featured sweets like their Krispy Cakes and Funky Chunky gourmet chocolate

covered chips. Queen City said they want to partake in Small Business Saturdays by providing samples of their sodas to the public. Sands has also worked with Missouri State organizations by teaming up with fraternities and sororities for fundraisers. Queen City Soda and Sweets received requests for certain types of candy, some of which have been included in their stocked products to further emphasize the nostalgic feel to their store. “I want it to be reminiscent of childhood and create a nostalgic feel for our customers,” Sands said.

compared to .110 for Missouri State. Cink, Dake and sophomore Chloe Rear led the Bears with seven kills each. Continued from page 7 Missouri State returns to HamNorthern Iowa halted Missouri The Bears played the Panthers tough mons Student Center on Nov. 8-9 State’s three-game win streak by win- for significant stretches each set, but to take on Loyola and Valparaiso, ning in straight sets on Saturday. Northern Iowa hit .274 in the contest respectively.

SOPHOMORE Continued from page 7

“She has come into her own,” Concepción said. “Her aggressiveness and ability to play against eye-level blockers (stands out). She is a big weapon offensively.” Worsley-Gilbert said her goals going forward are to help the team make the Missouri Conference Tournament and reach the NCAA Tournament. “Then, go bigger and better next year,” she said. Concepción is excited about the future for his rising sophomore. “We haven’t had a real offseason with her,” Concepción said. “She is so young that we see so much potential. We know that she is going to continue to get better. She comes from one of the biggest clubs in the whole nation, so she is used to winning, and she is used to being competitive. She is used to playing on a high-level.”

Around the Valley Northern Iowa sits atop the Missouri Valley Conference with a 12-1 record in conference play. Loyola is right behind in second with a 10-2 record while Bradley is third with a 7-4 record. In fourth, Illinois State has a 6-5 record against conference opponents.

Despite the rough season, the Bears still have a shot at reaching the MVC postseason but are tied with Southern Illinois for the sixth and final spot in the Valley with a record of 5-8. If the teams were to tie, the following five tie-breaking procedures will be used, according to

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