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Tuesday • March 27, 2012 • Vol. 105 Issue 24


Search begins for permanent university president

Missouri State recognized for community service

The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education named Missouri State University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for their commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. During the 2010-2011 academic year, 5,901 students engaged in service-learning or other forms of community service for a total of 382,895 service hours. Missouri State was one of 11 Missouri institutions to be awarded the President’s Honor Roll. The 2012 Community Service Honor Roll includes a total of 642 schools. Of those, 513 were named to the Honor Roll, 110 received the recognition of Honor Roll with distinction, 14 were identified as finalists and five earned the Presidential Award. The full list is available at

St. Patrick’s Day checkpoint arrests 10 for drunk driving

On Friday, March 16, the Springfield Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Meadowmere Street. A total of 10 people were arrested for impaired driving, eight summonses for driving while license suspended or revoked, and five summons for no operator’s license. Officers made four arrests for possession of narcotics and one arrest for an outstanding warrant. For more information, visit

Calendar March 27 to April 2


Fall 2012 Early Registration Sequence, all day at authorized registration sites and My Missouri State Study Away 101 Information Session, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Plaster Student Union 315A Student Government Association meeting, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at PSU 313 Spring Public Affairs Convocation Event, 7 to 8 p.m. at PSU Theater Conflict Resolution in College student group meeting, 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Craig Hall 205


Exhibit in Meyer Library Local Treasures exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Meyer Library 306 Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resorts College Program Information Session, noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at Strong Hall 004


Mock Interview Day, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at PSU Ballroom West Students for a Sustainable Future general meeting, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Temple Hall 105


Refund Deadline for second block classes at 50 percent refund, all day Board of Governors’ meeting, 1 to 3 p.m. at PSU 313 Fried: Why We Burn Out and How to Revive, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at PSU Theater


UFOs: The Secret Story, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Carrington Theater

By Dayle Duggins The Standard

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Missouri State’s first female ROTC team worked together through 11 events to win first place at the Brigade Ranger Challenge competition at Fort Dodge, Iowa.

ROTC makes history First-ever female team wins Brigade Ranger Challenge By Megan Gates The Standard Missouri State’s ROTC program made history over spring break by taking its first-ever female team to the Brigade Ranger Challenge at Camp Dodge, Iowa and walking away with a first place finish. The team earned a spot at the brigade competition after taking first place at Fort Leonard Wood’s Task Force Ranger Chal-

lenge in October 2011, said Lt. Col. Troy Wisdom, Military Science department head. “The brigade competition was literally the best of the best,” he said. “Out of five task force competitions, only the winners were invited to compete at the brigade level.” Competing against MSU were teams from Creighton University, Wisconsin La Crosse and Northern Michigan. MSU’s original team members – captain Amanda Ehrhardt, twins Abby and Ariel Clabaugh, Amber Lekey, Meghan Stark and coach Master Sgt. James Young – earned their spot, but were forced to add new members to the team after winter break when Lekey

and Stark left the team to focus on academics and Ann Robbins, the team’s original alternate, tore her ACL, Abby said. The ROTC program opened the remaining spots on the team to “all cadets who had the desire” and chose the two women who continued to perform the best Sarah Egbert and Sara Stewart – Wisdom said. Replacing members of the original team was the most difficult part of the brigade competition, Abby Clabaugh said. “We had just a few short months to replace those girls and then train them up to Ranger Challenge standards,” she said.  See ROTC page 10

Petition issued to repeal smoking ban Political activist group gathers 2,100 registered voter signatures By Kris Collins The Standard David Myers, a member of the political activist group Live Free Springfield, issued a petition to the Springfield City Council on Feb. 9 with hopes of lifting the current smoking ban. The petition initiative, which was signed by 2,100 registered voters, aims to lift the 2011 smoking ban and return to the 2003 smoking ban. “As far as we’re concerned,

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there should never be legislation that closes businesses,” Myers said. Myers said that he prefers the 2003 smoking ban be put back in place because it allowed smoking if certain conditions or requirements were met. The current ban doesn’t allow for smoking under any condi-

tions. “To us, it’s not about smoking. It’s about property rights, it’s about individual liberties and freedom,” Myers said. “Government shouldn’t be able to legislate a choice.” The city council was presented with the petition initiative on March 12. The city council heard from several speakers on both sides of the issue. The arguments made by both sides can be consolidated into two groups: monetary concerns and health concerns. Springfield businesspeople spoke about their decline in business since the ban, their concerns about the ban and their opinions on possible solutions. Several citizens expressed their concerns about health complications from secondhand smoke. City  See SMOKING page 2

Planet Sub near campus closes its doors Sandwich shop on Kimbrough shuts down without warning By Anna Thomas The Standard Kimbrough Avenue said goodbye to roast beef, turkey clubs and hoagies recently, as Planet Sub closed its doors this month after slowly going out of business. The owner of Planet Sub could not be reached for comment before The Standard’s press time. Students have their own idea about why it closed and will probably stay that way. Alexis Lewis, a junior speech and language pathology major, said the location seemed to be primarily for students, yet students were not going there. “All of my classes are in the Professional Building right

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Planet Sub recently shut down and emptied before spring break. The owner of the shop was unable to be reached for interviews. across the street, but I’ve never gone to Planet Sub,” Lewis said. “I think students would rather go back to Plaster Student Union and use their BearFare.” There is another Planet Sub is located on National Avenue, and its business has no signs of going

out. Lewis said that it is probably due to the fact that all of Springfield, not just students, are more likely to go to a restaurant there. Abi James, a freshman fashion merchandising major and Springfield  See SUBS page 10

As interim President Clif Smart’s first school year in office nears an end, Missouri State University will soon begin the search process to fill his position permanently. Rather than thinking of Missouri State’s search for its next president as a political campaign, Board of Governors Chair Gordon Elliott said it is very similar to any other professional job process except that the individual will be charged with running an entire college community. “It’s a process that if you’re interested, then you apply,” Elliott said. “We will probably get 50, maybe 100 or more Elliott applications because it is a major university. It is a really good job to have, and it’s a significant position. There’s the complexity of being able to work with more than one campus and six academic schools and a China program makes it interesting and challenging for someone that seeks to expand their talents.” Elliott said with the help of a diverse 20-member search committee, he anticipates Missouri State’s 11th president will be in office no later than July 1, 2013. The search committee will consist of a wide variety of individuals from Missouri State as well as the Springfield community. In charge of choosing the next president will be six faculty members, two staff members, one academSmart ic administrator, one West Plains representative, two student members, five representatives from outside constituencies around Springfield, three Board of Governors members and ex officio board member, Wes Pratt. Peers of each committee segment will suggest candidates and then Elliott will determine the final 20 members with approval by the Board of Governors. The search committee is to be completed by at least midApril to get the process started in time to advertise for the position, go over applications, sift through candidates and do an extensive interview process, Elliott said. Elliott said he expects the new president of Missouri State to be announced by Dec. 15, 2012. While applications will not be accepted until this summer, Smart has already announced he will be applying for the office. Smart said he wants to apply to be the next president to build on the work the university has done this year and help raise the school to the next level by highlighting and building great programs and community engagement. “I cannot imagine a better job, and it would be a great honor to continue in the position permanently,” Smart said.


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Kony 2012 video attracts national attention STAND group encourages MSU student awareness By Damien M. DiPlacido The Standard

By now, the viral video needs little introduction because the facts speak for themselves: Filmmaker Jason Russell’s Kony 2012 documentary has had more than 102 million views and counting. The bulk of the viewership has come from YouTube, with over 85 million views, and from Vimeo, with over 17 million views. Other viewers have seen the

video on the Kony 2012 website, operated by Invisible Children, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose aim is to bring awareness about the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Central Africa and its leader Joseph Kony. Freshman athletic training major Rachael Berg organized a viewing of the Kony 2012 documentary on Monday, March 12. Due to the large turnout, the viewing had to be relocated from Strong Hall 303 to the much more accommodating Temple 2 auditorium. “I heard about Invisible Children last summer,” Berg said. “It’s a really good organization and what they’re doing is worth people’s time. I thought that more

people needed to hear about it so I decided to bring it to campus.” The film documents Invisible Children’s plans and efforts to arrest Joseph Kony, and it depicts Kony’s guerilla warfare tactics with the LRA. One of the people featured in the film is a Ugandan named Jacob whose brother was killed by the LRA when trying to escape their captivity. Berg had planned to organize some sort of campus gathering to garner awareness of the atrocities that have been taking place in Central Africa before the nowfamous video debuted on March 5. “When I first submitted the event, it was before the Kony 2012 video had come out,” Berg

said. “If you asked someone, ‘Do you know who Joseph Kony is?’ they would have said no. Then the video came out and everyone was like ‘Kony, Kony, Kony.’” Berg, a member of Missouri State’s chapter of STAND, the student anti-genocide coalition, says students should care about the horrors many African children go through because many of them are close to the average college student’s age. “It’s kids that are our age that are being forced to fight or to kill their siblings or their families, or to be sex slaves,” Berg said. “They can’t go to school because they can’t afford it. They don’t have the resources. Some of the things we consider right, they

consider luxuries, like going to sleep in your own bed at night.” There is an electronic petition on the website,, that allows people to pledge their support in order to attempt to bring Joseph Kony to justice. The site also allows visitors to directly message a number of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z and Tim Tebow, and politicians like John Kerry, Mitt Romney and Kay Granger. The site claims “When they speak, the world listens.” Anyone wishing to watch the Kony 2012 video can do so by visiting =Y4MnpzG5Sqc.

Blended courses rise in popularity Smoking More than 2,200 students are enrolled in blended courses this semester By Kasarah Miller For The Standard

As junior Anna Vestal begins looking at what classes to take next fall, she has learned to pay attention to the word “blended” in the course description. Missouri State University has seen a significant increase of students enrolled in blended courses since they were introduced in 2009. According to the spring 2012 semester census report, 2,292 students are currently enrolled in a blended course. The number of students is up by 40 percent from spring 2011. It is expected to continually grow. “Blended courses are the way of the future,” Gary Rader, director of online education development and policy said. “We will begin to see a blurring of the distinction between online and seated. Blended is the

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bridge between what was once two distinctive models.” Rader defines a blended course including two major parts. Integrating online and traditional face to face class activities in a Rader planned, pedagogically-valuable manner and a portion of the face to face time reduced by online activities. Rader says blended courses are attractive for a variety of reasons. For students, they are a scheduling convenience; for the university, it is a way to maximize classroom utilization by scheduling blended courses to meet seated on opposing days in the same room. For faculty, it allows them to have the best of the online and seated environment in one package. “Frankly, it is hard to see disadvantages to blended courses for students who are juggling priorities and seeking enhanced learning opportunities,” Rader said. “If the instructor utilizes the online/seated portions of the course, there should be no downside to a blended course.” Not all students agree with Rader. Alexis Ennis, a graduate student, says getting the right instructor for a blended course is crucial. “It depends on the professor,”

Ennis said. “If you can do homework and reading at home then meet once every couple weeks for discussion then I like it, but those days you meet have to feel worth it. If it feels like you could have stayed home, then it’s useless.” It is important to check your classes when registering to make sure you know if they are blended or not. “It took me until the middle of one semester until I realized we weren’t meeting in class for the normal amount of time for a Tuesday/Thursday class and a lot of our work was all online,” Vestal said. “Now when I register I click on course description checking to see if it is blended or not.” The popular trend of blended courses is not unique to MSU. Drury and Missouri Southern have started offering blended courses within the past five years. OTC offers these types of courses as well but calls them hybrid classes. Evangel has an entire hybrid graduate program that is seated for about two weeks in the summer then the remainder is completed online. “Although the overall number of enrollments in blended courses is a small percentage of the total undergraduate enrollments at MSU, the shift toward online and blended is a growth segment of the total,” Rader said. “Blended is slowly eating into traditional in ways of numbers.”

council listened to testimonies from a bartender who had concerns about her and her co-workers’ health and a retired vocal music teacher who can no longer sing due to lung cancer from secondhand smoke. Apart from ideals of either party, some concerns of geography were raised. Myers isn’t a resident of Springfield. Myers lives 30 minutes away in Oldfield, Mo. in Christian County. Brenda Cirtin, the Springfield city clerk, said the city charter does not prohibit anyone from circulating a petition initiative. As a result, nonresidents of Springfield can create petition initiatives. “This is not the first (petition) in a 12-month period that had non-city residents,” Cirtin said. “I’ve been in the office for 18 and a half years,” Cirtin said. “Until December 2005, we had two initiative petitions. Since December 2010, we’re on our fourth.“ Due to the increase in petition initiatives, these issues have come to the attention of city officials. “There are plans looking at the possibility to amend the

charter to have more restrictions on initiative petitions,” Cirtin said. Cirtin said plans to make such amendments to the charter would require a vote. “The proposed amendments haven’t been presented to the city council for formal action,” Cirtin said. “It could possibly be on the August ballot.” The initiative petition to lift the current smoking ban was voted down by the Springfield City Council during their meeting on March 26. Before the vote, which denied the petition by five votes to four, several council members voiced their opinions up until the last minute in an attempt to sway their colleagues. In Mayor Jim O’Neal’s closing statement before the vote he said that he believes the people who initiated the petition to lift the smoking ban should be treated the same as those who initiated the petition to establish a smoking ban and that he was in support of sending the issue to the voters. The matter will be left up to the voters on June 5, 2012. The city council meetings are open to the public and are on every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall at 830 Boonville Ave.


March 27, 2012

Planned Parenthood services keep families off welfare, food stamps

I’m pretty apathetic about most things dealing with national politics. I used to love ‘em, and I had aspirations of doing some serious national and international political reporting. But then I met my fiancé. We couldn’t be more politically different. And what I’ve learned through the years of observing him and our relationship is that people most often firmly believe what they believe; they consume media that validates their point of view, surround themselves with like-minded individuals and seldom stray to the “other side” unless provoked or undertaking an argument. It seems most have lost a sense of open-mindedness that is crucial for compromise. In my own home, through years of conversation, we have come to comprehend, accept and respect, or something like that, the other’s “radical” beliefs. That being said, I’m going to attempt to start a conversation. I don’t label myself into any single party; if I were to, I’d be somewhere between a Libertarian and a Democrat. What an oxymoron, I know, but it’s true. Anyway, there are a few things that have surfaced during this Republican primary campaign that I just don’t understand. I’ve looked for the answers, but I can’t find them. My intentions are not to belittle anyone’s beliefs, but I’m hoping someone can clarify for me what the politicians have failed to do. I don’t really recall what thrust Planned Parenthood into the political debates, perhaps budget issues or something. Either way, GOP candidates have jumped on the cut-federal-funding-toPlanned-Parenthood bandwagon. Considering the organization’s budget is funded about 90 percent by federal funds, ending such funding would dramatically hinder Planned Parenthood’s services, which include preventative health care for women and

Planned Parenthood by the numbers

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• 2,900,000 clients served each year in the U.S.

Columnist family planning options. Sure, that includes abortions I’ve been told, but not every clinic offers them. Every clinic does, however, offer affordable birth control options. I don’t want to start a conversation about abortions—that’s overdone. What I’m wondering is this: With cuts to private organizations that provide family planning, won’t that leave a higher demand for what many Republicans have dubbed the “socialistic welfare state”? My line of thought goes like this: A woman goes to Planned Parenthood to get birth control because she has no insurance and can’t afford the doctor bill and prescription that is commonly used by others. If she didn’t get the birth control there, then A) she won’t get birth control, leaving her more likely to get pregnant and more likely in need for WIC, food stamps and Medicaid for herself while pregnant and her child afterward; or B) she gets birth control through government-sponsored programs. All the while, through the talk of cutting funding to Planned Parenthood, Republicans have also sworn to shrink welfare and end President Obama’s health care legislation. Less people on welfare and less access to birth control: Does anyone else see the catch-22 here? Amid all the hype about what Republicans want to do away with, I haven’t heard how they expect women and families to get the help they need but won’t have access to under these far-reaching cuts.

• 800 Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers globally • 584,000 estimated unintended pregnancies prevented each year • 277,000 estimated abortions prevented each year • 34 percent of all services are contraceptive related • 3 percent of all services are abortion services • 105 percent increase in number of male clients from 2000 to 2010 • 33 million visits to http://www.plannedparenthood. org each year Source: Information gathered from Planned Parenthoodʼs websiteʼs article “Planned Parenthood by the Numbers.”

It seems the GOP platform would suggest some moral and ideal solution, like don’t have sex/children until you can afford them without government help. But realistically, that’s just not going to happen. To be fair, budget cuts must be made, and families can’t perpetually be dependent on welfare. But what are the realistic solutions offered by the GOP? I’m not sure—that’s the answer I’m searching for.

Smoking ban revisions needed for Springfield

A recent petition issued by Live Free Springfield has demanded the 2011 city smoking ban be removed. Under the current ban, smoking is prohibited inside businesses within the city boundaries, a limitation that has hurt some businesses that had already adapted to the 2003 smoking ban which allowed smoking under certain provisions. Businesses impacted the most by the 2011 ban are bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, smoke shops and other businesses that allowed smoking in the past. The overall economic impact of the ban is uncertain, but at the very least has impacted the smoking customers of these businesses, whether that means inconveniencing them or discouraging them from going to these businesses altogether. Bars, restaurants, bowling alleys and other businesses in which smoking is only a choice by some of the customers should continue to not allow smoking inside their establishments. However, businesses such as Just for Him, a local cigar shop, should be allowed to let their customers smoke inside. People who are customers at places like Just for Him obviously don’t care about secondhand smoke, so why not just let them smoke inside the establishment? In places like bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, etc., there are people who do not smoke and do not want to be bothered with secondhand smoke—and they shouldn’t have to be. Even special smoking sections do not keep smoke from lingering throughout the rest of the establishment. But for businesses that are based around smoking, it seems silly for them to not be able to allow smoking in their establishment when their entire clientele is all for it. The entire 2011 smoking ban does not need to be overturned. However, certain revisions should be made in order to accommodate businesses whose livelihoods depend on smoking.

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College World Series possible for Bears

This is going to be a special season for Missouri State baseball—a really special season. When it’s all said and done, they might be the most successful athletic team this year at Missouri State, and that’s saying a lot with the amount of success some of our teams have had. This team is good enough to make history. And by making history, I mean they have the potential to duplicate what coach Keith Guttin’s team did back in 2003: secure a spot in the College World Series. The Bears flexed their muscles over the weekend, sweeping 2011 MVC champion Creighton in a three-game series. Going 3-0 against the team picked to finish second in the MVC this year is impressive. What’s more impres-

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sive is the way the Bears did it. Missouri State claimed a 3-0 victory over Creighton on Friday night behind a tremendous pitching performance from junior Pierce Johnson, who recorded a career-high 16 strikeouts in a fivehit, complete-game shutout. Dominant. The Bears took a second victory on Saturday with 7-0 win over the Bluejays behind sophomore Nick Petree’s 10 strikeouts and first career complete-game shutout. Petree has now pitched 24 consecutive innings without giving up a run. Dominant. Missouri State finally surrendered runs in the final game of the series on Sunday, but seven strong innings from junior Clay Murphy held Creighton to three runs—not

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Jon Poorman Editor-inChief nearly enough as they lost 5-3. Murphy improved to 4-1 this season and has a 1.72 ERA. Dominant. The Bears will now play one game at home tomorrow night against Kansas, and then hit the road with a three-game series at Dallas Baptist. Expect them to come out of that one 3-0. Then they will travel to Arkansas State for a two-game series. Expect 2-0 with that one. Missouri State is

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head and shoulders above both of those teams talent-wise, and should be able to sweep both of them. Missouri State returns to conference play on April 6 against Bradley, the team picked to finish last in the Valley this season. Don’t be surprised if they sweep the Braves as well. If the Bears do beat KU and complete the road-trip sweep, a very realistic expectation, it would bring their record to 28-6 this season, heading into their game with Kansas State and their home weekend series with Illinois State. With the dismantling of the apparent No. 2 team in the conference, it seems safe to say that as long as the Bears don’t beat themselves, they won’t have much of a

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problem capturing both the regular season and tournament championships. It doesn’t hurt that Missouri State hosts the tournament this year, either. These are things that can be expected. Making the NCAA Tournament is automatic when you win the conference tournament. However, how far the team goes in the tournament will be the real indicator of the success of the season. They have the talent to compete with the best teams in the nation, there’s no question about that. But this season will come down to how the Bears execute in key situations. If you’re a baseball fan, get out and support the Bears this season at Hammons Field. You could be witnessing one of the best teams this school has ever had. Editor-in-Chief Jon Poorman Managing Editor Megan Gates News Editor Amanda Hess Sports Editor Ben Loewnau

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March 27, 2012


The Shins’ new indie rock album worth the wait

March 27 to April 2


Nick Simpson

Quantum Groove 9 p.m. at Lindberg’s, free Tuesday’s Stew 10 p.m. at the Outland Ballroom, free for ladies 18+ and gents 21+

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Open Mic Night 9 p.m. at the Outland, free Let's #@%! 9 p.m. at Jekyll & Hyde’s, free for 21+ and $5 for 18+ (only 100 minors allowed at a time) Missouri Jazz Orchestra (MOJO) 8 to 10 p.m. at Marty’s Sports Bar, free


Dug & the SOULar Panels 7 to 10 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, free The Detectives ‘50s & ‘60s Rock ‘n’ Soul 8 to 11 p.m. at Springfield Brewing Co., free Sugar Thumb 8 p.m. at the Outland, cover charge Ominous Conception, Hessian Crucible, Population 0, Ambrister 8 p.m. at the Outland Ballroom, $5 Bela Fleck & The Original Flecktones 7:30 p.m. at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, $25-35


Think ‘n’ Trivia 7 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, free TAG Thursday: Do-it To-it, Chris Gnarly, The Wasted Ways 9 p.m. at the Outland, cover charge City Limits Hip Hop Show with , State Of Mizzery , Chuck D. Of Ovaflow, Will a 9 p.m. at the Outland Ballroom, $5


Jazz Trio 8 to 10 p.m. at the Outland, $3 The Rugs, Troubadour Dali, The Nova Heat 9 p.m. at the Outland, $5 Mountain Sprout with Cindy Woolf 9 p.m. at the Outland Ballroom, $10 2 Steps Back with Elemental Shakedown 9 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, $4 The Gimps ‘50s & ‘60s Rock ‘n’ Soul 11 p.m. at Dean Z’s Club 57 in Branson, free


First Annual 417 to You Hip Hop Awards 7 p.m. at the Outland, $6 for 21+ and $8 for 18+ The Shotgun Brothers Band with the Dusty Bottoms 9 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, cover charge Dubfix 7 p.m. at Remmington’s Downtown, $15 Cole Porter Band with Jake Clark 9 p.m. at the Outland Ballroom, $5


Members of Speakeasy 8 p.m. at Ebbets Field Downtown, free


Mascara Metal Monday 10 p.m. at the Outland, free

Briefs Wiz Khalifa to take over JQH Arena

Rapper Wiz Khalifa will perform in Springfield at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at JQH Arena (685 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy.). Tickets are $37 plus handling fees and can be purchased by calling 417-836-7678 or by visiting

Blue October to perform downtown

Mainstream radio conquerers, Blue October, will play in Springfield at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at The Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East). Tickets are $27.50 plus handling fees and can be purchased by calling 417-863-9491 or by visiting

James Taylor set to perform in July

Legendary songwriter and guitarist James Taylor and his band will perform in Springfield at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 at JQH Arena (685 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy.). Tickets range from $59.50 to $79.50 plus handling fees and can be purchased by calling 417-8367678 or by visiting

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Pizza Habit opened March 1 in Muduck’s Pizza’s former location at 603 S. Kimbrough Ave. Before Muduck’s Pizza, the store was CheeZies Pizza, with the same manager for all three pizzerias.

Pizza parlor paradise Pizza Habit conveniently close to MSU’s campus By Kaycie Surrell The Standard It doesn’t seem like too long ago that CheeZies Pizza, a pizza joint located on the northwest side of campus, transformed into Muduck’s Pizza. As of March 1, Muduck’s is now Pizza Habit, owned and operated by longtime CheeZies and Muduck’s manager Duane Young. “I hadn’t thought about owning a pizza place too much until the opportunity got dropped in my lap, but I’ve been doing it so long now it’s like second nature,” Young said. “I’ve been manager of all three stores here in town for about two years, this one here for about four or five years.” Young said he got a great deal on the establishment, taking over the restaurant from previous owner Anna Lee Cherry. Cherry closed down all Muduck’s locations a few weeks ago, the remaining location in

West Plains being the only survivor. Young decided to stick pretty closely to the Muduck’s menu to provide pizza at the same low cost that the clientele were used to. A basic thin crust cheese pizza still runs for the same low cost of $4.99 with each extra topping at $1 each. A minisized lunch special pizza is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $3.99. “I changed a few things here and there, made it my own and kept up with the traditions that have gone well, but probably about 50 percent of the menu has gone down in price,” Young said. Not too much has changed about the business since its CheeZies days. The addition of a new awning, a fresh coat of bright paint and a new name are all that mark the change in business. Young and his family, along with the previous employees that have stayed on at Pizza Habit, helped with the slight remodel.

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Pizza Habit offers a mini-sized lunch special pizza for $3.99 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can still get the same $5 pizza they’re used to and for a few extra dollars, choose something with a few more toppings like the Pyromaniac, a blend of cheeses, meats and jalapeños or a chicken bacon ranch pizza. For a quick and easy pizza in a pinch, visit Pizza Habit at 603 S. Kimbrough Ave. Visit for special coupons and deals.

To say that James Mercer is the king of indie rock may be a bit unfair, but it’s easy to see where this thought may come from. In 2001, Mercer’s musical plaything, The Shins, began touring with Modest Mouse, achieving enough attention (particularly from Sub Pop records) to record their breakthrough single “New Slang.” The song was an immediate classic, and it fueled the fire that was “Oh, Inverted World,” their first album, and the start of something unreal. That record ushered in a wave of acoustic guitar wielding, shaggy-haired counterparts and still maintains modest playback. But most importantly, it made a name for Mercer and sent his song soaring. It was 2003 before the band returned to the studio to record their second full-length album “Chutes Too Narrow.” While Mercer’s nonsensical lyrics still masked his brilliant intent, they were buried beneath a much more sophisticated production, with due thanks given to producer Phil Elk of Modest Mouse and Built to Spill fame. Cemented was their jangly-pop sound, and many bands were to be compared. Genres were being explored, and The Shins were appearing on television shows and slowly making their way toward mainstream attention. Modesty may have been an intention, but in 2007 the release of “Wincing the Night Away” sealed their fate. Whatever the reasons, this often forgotten relic of the ‘00s was enough to stay Mercer’s inspiration amongst his fellow bandmates. Themes were darker, the production was turbulent, and Mercer’s personal woes were practically bleeding from the record. Songs such as “Black Wave” and “A Comet Appears” were less straightforward in their delivery and in their own dreary way an easier listen. “Wincing the Night Away” debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 album chart and was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for Best Alternative Music Album. It was a wonder where Mercer would go from there, and a huge surprise when he decided to shelf his bandmates and collaborate with producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton on the project that is Broken Bells. Mercer and Burton released their eponymous first record “Broken Bells” in 2010 to much fanfare from their underground magazine reading target audience, but has failed thus far to meet the success Mercer shared with the members of The Shins. Heavily electronic instrumentation was a far cry from the bareboned acoustic work Mercer was able to get away with early in his career. The duo released an EP a year later entitled “Meyrin Fields.”  See SHINS page 9

‘Mad Men’ returns with bang after long-anticipated season premiere The doors of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce are open once again and “Mad Men” has made its comeback after an excruciating 17-month hiatus. Let the lies, excessive drinking and witty banter begin. Season five of “Mad Men,” created and written by Matthew Weiner and starring Jon Hamm as Don Draper—the sexy, mysterious advertising agent everyone loves to hate—premiered Sunday night and true to form, left fans wanting more. The season begins approximately nine months after the end of season four with Don married to his former secretary, Megan (Jessica Paré), and unhappily celebrating his 40th birthday. Don has mellowed significantly from the previous seasons of the show—even going so far as to tell a client they’re right instead of sticking up for Peggy (Elisabeth Moss, his right-hand woman in creative for advertisements) in a meeting—and his behavior was a bit of a curveball. He also didn’t smoke and drank only once in the episode. Maybe he’s going for a healthier lifestyle now that he’s married to someone 15 years his junior, but Don without his ever-present alcohol just doesn’t seem right. What did work for the episode was Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) who has come a

long way from the sniveling newlywed he was in season one to become a junior partner at the Megan firm, living in the suburbs with Gates wife Trudy (Alison Brie) and baby Tammy. TV Pete’s found his groove and Reviewer understands how to work the system to get what he wants, like a bigger office with a window, by putting pressure on Roger Sterling (John Slattery). Expect more confrontations between the two as Pete continues to bring in more accounts and Roger flounders without even his own secretary to schedule appointments for him. Further complicating Roger’s life is the lack of the redheaded buxom beauty who makes the agency function like a well-oiled machine: Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks). Joan’s been out on maternity leave after giving birth to Roger’s baby while her husband is in Vietnam and is bound and determined to come back to the agency, even if it’s not appropriate for women to work after having children in the ‘60s. And it’s obvious the agency needs her. Without Joan, everyone seems to have less fun and to be on edge, and there’s not even a lawn mower tearing through the office to be concerned about, just a lack of money. Surprisingly missing from the episode was

Don’s former wife Betty (January Jones) and her new husband Henry Francis (Christopher Stanley). She will have limited screen time this season as Jones was pregnant during filming, however Weiner has said her character will have a larger role in this season as the show progresses. Hopefully it’s more of the crazy, compulsive Betty we know and love – the kind who shoots the neighbor’s birds after he threatens the family dog – instead of the moody woman she’d become during the end of season four. Needless to say, this season of “Mad Men” has great potential. Only time will tell if Don and Megan’s marriage will last, if Pete will continually one-up Roger, if Joan’s husband will discover their baby isn’t his, if Betty will really go off the deep end and destroy her marriage to Henry, and if Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce will be able to stay afloat. Just plan on tuning in Sunday night’s at 9 p.m. on AMC to watch what happens next.

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‘Miss Representation’ Documentary-style film brings light to women’s misrepresentation in media By Kelsey Berry The Standard

“Miss Representation” spent a great deal of time focusing on the issue of young girls finding their The second public showing of self-worth in physical appearance, “Miss Representation” was pre- based on what the media defines sented at Missouri State Universi- as beauty. According to Newsom’s film, a ty with an agenda to create an awareness of the misrepresented staggering 53 percent of 13-yearreality and skewed perception of old girls are unhappy with their women that is portrayed by the bodies. Negative body images are often based on unrealistic stanmedia. The film was met with a strong dards set by television shows, response and a full audience. movies and advertisements. As a Directed by Jennifer Siebel New- direct result, girls learn to selfsom, “Miss Representation” is objectify and use their sexuality to filled with startling statistics and obtain empowerment in the world. “The movie reinforced what I personal accounts from average women as well as celebrities in the already knew,” sophomore communication major Darren Sorrell public eye. The gender studies program at said. “I’m a guy obviously, but I MSU held the film screening of don’t want to go see movies with “Miss Representation” at 7 p.m. women scantily clad because it gives me thoughts on March 13 in I don’t want to the Plaster Stuhave. In a sense, dent Union. it’s kind of a The film feaI don’t want to go see power for women. tures powerful movies with women And they do use it women such as scantily clad because it as power when Condoleezza gives me thoughts I they shouldn’t Rice, Rachel don’t want to have. In a have to.” Maddow and sense, it’s kind of a Not only did Hillary Clinton, power for women. And the film touch on and uncovers they do use it as power the issue of selftruths about the when they shouldn’t objectification, widespread have to. but it also disacceptance of cussed media women as sexu-Darren Sorrell, coverage and how al objects. sophomore it treats power as Assistant communications major if it is defined by professor of men. As stated in media, journal“Miss Represenism and film tation,” “The Deborah Larson shared her initial reaction to the more power women gain, the more backlash they get from the film. “It was a lot of information that media.” During a recorded interview in I’ve already seen and already heard, but it was a really good the film, Hillary Clinton shared amalgamation of all the different her experiences running for public topics of representation and food office and how the mainstream for thought about how it has media hassled her and questioned affected our culture over time,” her credentials. The coverage of Elizabeth Dole she said.

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Missouri State hosted the second public showing of “Miss Representation,” a documentary-style film that examines how women are represented in the media and society. was also discussed, bringing forth the issue of reporting that focused more on her appearance than the content of what she was saying or what she represented as a candidate for the Republican Party. The film even went so far as to challenge the language that print media uses when referencing either men or women politicians. The subtle verb usage of words such as “complained” versus “said” were referenced several times in the film when quoting a woman politician. In addition to verbs associated with negative connotations, the media may drop titles to diminish the accomplishments of women, the film said. Such an example was shown in an article written about Condoleezza Rice, referring to her as Mrs. Rice as opposed to

Secretary of State Rice. “Language shapes perception,” Larson said, emphasizing the importance of viewers being media literate. In order to better understand what the media is feeding its viewers, people should be able to decode the messages that have managed to saturate American culture to the extent that most don’t even realize it anymore. “I do think we have a social responsibility, (to hold the media accountable for the objectification and symbolic annihilation of women), but it has been so ingrained in us,” Sorrell said. “I don’t even know where to start.” Newsom had several suggestions at the end of her film, including boycotting products that objectify women, taking the time

to reflect on personal contributions to sexism, proposing a college media literacy course focused on gender issues and visiting http://www.missrepresentation.or g to become further informed. “Miss Representation” is a film that all media and non-media students should see in order to better understand how the media can shape perception and reality as well as serve as an instrument for change. “My husband and I talked about the film, and it will definitely be something that we continue to talk about,” Tallie Thompson, a junior public relations major said. “He went and saw it with me, and it opened up his mind a little bit. I know it was definitely interesting and it put things in a different perspective for me.”


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Garrison leaves winning legacy

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Garrison finished second all-time in scoring behind all-time leader Jackie Stiles and led the Lady Bears to three WNIT appearances.

Garrison ranks second in points March 27 to in the Lady April 2 Bears’ program history Tuesday Baseball, 6:30 p.m. at home vs. Kansas Softball, 4 p.m. at home vs. Kansas Softball, 6 p.m. at home vs. Kansas Men’s Golf, 8:30 a.m. away at UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate Women’s Golf, 8:30 a.m. away at UALR Classic


Baseball, 6:30 p.m. away at Dallas Baptist

Saturday Baseball, 2 p.m. away at Dallas Baptist Softball, Noon away at Drake Softball, 2 p.m. away at Drake Men’s Soccer, 1 p.m. at home vs. MidAmerica Nazarene Men’s Soccer, 6 p.m. at home vs. Benedictine Track and Field, TBA away at Razorback Spring Invit.


Baseball, 1 p.m. away at Dallas Baptist Softball, Noon away at Drake Field Hockey, TBA away at Louisville


Men’s Golf, All Day away at ASU Red Wolves Classic

Briefs Baseball Bears sweep MVC opener

Over the break the Missouri State Bears baseball team went 70 to improve their overall record this season to 19-6 and won their first three Missouri Valley Conference games of the season against Creighton. On Friday, Bears starting pitcher Pierce Johnson threw nine scoreless innings, 16 strikeouts and held the Bluejays to just five hits. Johnson improved to 2-3 on the year but he leads the pitching staff with 66 strikeouts in six appearances. Saturday afternoon the Bears claimed the 7-0 victory with another complete game shutout from their starting pitcher. Nick Petree shut out Creighton while striking out 10 and only giving up four hits. Petree leads the Bears in earned run average (1.23) and record (5-1), while striking out 42 batters this season. The Bears clinched the sweep of the Creighton Bluejays with a 5-3 victory on Sunday in the opening series of conference play. Starting pitcher Clay Murphy pitched seven innings on his way to his fourth win of the season. The Bears play next at 6:30 p.m. tonight against Kansas.

because I wasn’t shooting the ball.” The Roots There has always been a hoop in the driveway at the Garrison house in Bolivar, Mo. Casey’s dad Martin and older brother Corey played at Southwest Baptist while her sister Carie played at Evangel. Even though she grew up in southwest Missouri during the Jackie Stiles days when the Lady Bears were NCAA Tournament mainstays By Harrison Keegan and made a run to the Final Four in The Standard 2001, Garrison always had more hen Casey Garrison walked interest in the Lady Bearcats at SBU. “It wasn’t until middle school that off the court Thursday night in Stillwater, Okla., I changed my mind,” Garrison said. after the Lady Bears season—and her Missouri State career—ended with a I really enjoy the 70-57 loss to Oklahoma State in the school here, my third round of the WNIT, she couldn’t hold back the tears. classes, my teachers But that almost seemed fitting that I’ve had, coachsince Garrison’s basketball career es, teammates. I began in tears. don’t think I would On her second grade team, she want to be anywhere was stationed at the top of the twothree zone and kept stealing the ball else. before the other team could run a -Casey Garrison play, so her coach pulled her aside and told her she had to stop. Afraid she had done something wrong, Gar- “I kind of kept up with Missouri State a lot more then. I always heard rison burst into tears. Garrison will go down as one of about Jackie and their team always the all-time greats at Missouri State. being good and the Final Four, but I She is well-represented on the Lady don’t think I really went to a game Bears’ career leader boards: second until Jenni Lingor and Kari Koch in points scored, third in assists, were both here playing.” The Growth fourth in steals and seventh in In high school, Garrison blosrebounds. But no one has been more surprised by her success than she has. somed into a star for the Bolivar “I wanted to go Division I my first Lady Liberators where she was a year just to see what it was like, to four-time all-state selection. Darrin see if I liked it,” Garrison said. “I Archer, the head coach at Bolivar came in with no expectations. I didn’t who was the top assistant when Gareven know if I was going to play but rison was in high school, said it was after like my third game, coach Garrison’s effort that set her apart. “I always said the difference with (Nyla) Milleson was yelling at me


Casey was in the summertime when everybody else was at the pool or playing video games—Casey was in the gym working on her game,” Archer said. Garrison’s roommate, Lady Bear center Aly Stock, got a chance to see the results of Garrison’s hard work when the Lady Liberators played Stock’s Nixa team Garrison’s senior year. “I had to guard her, actually,” Stock said. “I don’t know why my coach put me on her to guard—she had 40 on us that night.” The fact that Nixa thought to stick the 6-foot-4 Stock on Garrison however, illustrates the main reason she was only recruited by two Division I schools (MSU and Creighton) coming out of high school—she didn’t have a natural position. “She was kind of a ‘tweener,’” Archer said. “She was not really big enough to play the four, five, but I think that a lot of people didn’t think she was athletic or skilled enough to play the one or two.” One coach who saw through the “tweener” label was Milleson. The Lady Bears’ coach had the head coaching job at Drury during most of Garrison’s recruiting process and said she felt like she had a good chance of signing Garrison there, but when she took the job at MSU before Garrison’s senior year, one of her first phone calls was to the 6’ guard from Bolivar. “I guess maybe coach’s instinct,” Milleson said. “She’s one of them that you might go into a gym and only watch her one time you might go, ‘Gosh, she’s a little slow’ or ‘Gosh, she didn’t really take over a game’ or ‘Gosh, she didn’t really do  See GARRISON page 7

2009 – 476 points

2010 – 658 points

2011 - 636 points

2012 - 501 points

Cardinals, Royals regular season preview for 2012 Pujols and La Russa voids will Young talent will finally pay be a quick fix for the Cardinals off for Kansas City this season The elephant in the room for the St. Louis Cardinals is how to deal with the loss of Albert Pujols (.299, 37 HRs, 99 RBIs in 2011) and head coach Tony La Russa. Virtually every member of last season’s world championship ball club is returning, including starter Adam Wainwright who missed the entire World Series winning campaign due to Tommy John surgery. With Wainwright returning to the rotation, he brings the perennial potential for 20 wins and 200 strikeouts. Essentially, the Cardinals have added a major offseason acquisition.

Benjamen Loewnau Sports Editor Cardinals Fan Losing Pujols is the best scenario for the Cardinals. They gained an extreme amount of salary cap space. By signing Pujols to a decadelong deal worth more than $250 million that would have meant  See CARDS page 7

“Our Time.” That’s the Kansas City Royals’ slogan for the 2012 season—an appropriate slogan for this year’s squad as they embark on what they hope to be the season in which years of steady player development finally starts to pay off. There is plenty to be excited about in Kansas City this year. I’m not going to say the Royals will be in the playoffs this season. That expectation would be a bit too lofty. What I will say, though, is that they will certainly compete for a playoff spot and a division championship. It all starts with the core of young, talented players like Eric

Jon Poorman Editor-in-Chief Royals Fan

Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, who the Royals have been building up through their farm system in recent years. Hosmer and Moustakas both saw considerable playing time last year along with some other young  See ROYALS page 7

Dominance on the diamond for Rose Senior pitcher leads softball Bears on mound By John Cook The Standard

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Rose is 7-2 this season.

Senior Natalie “Nasty Nat” Rose has been the thoroughbred in the softball Bears‘ pitching rotation since her sophomore season. That’s when coach Holly Hesse said she took “the jump” that every great pitcher has to take. In nine starts this season, Rose has dominated on the mound, pitch-

ing eight complete games on her way to a 7-2 record, and an 1.51 ERA. Her “nasty” pitches are what have given Rose her nickname and intimidation factor to opponents. “She’s got a sick-nasty changeup,” senior Raeven Replogle said. Rose came to Missouri State with just two pitches, a fastball and changeup. Now in her final year, she has built an arsenal of pitches. “In the middle of April in her sophomore year, she made a huge jump,” Hesse said. “She got that confidence. She figured out what she needed to do on the mound to be successful and she started doing


“One of the things that makes Natalie so successful is she puts very little of the ball on the plate. She doesn’t have overpowering speed, but she does have great location and great movement. And she did develop some new pitches that she didn’t have as a freshman that really helped her make that jump. She came in here with a great changeup pitch. That was the one pitch that she really did have great command over. She’s added a really good curveball, a really good screwball and a really good rise See ROSE page 12

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Soccer teams begin preparations for upcoming fall season By Tim Godfrey The Standard

Men’s soccer

The Missouri State men’s soccer team finished the 2011 regular season with a 8-3-1 record, but they finished their season with a 10 loss to Creighton in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. However, the team didn’t let that loss faze them heading into the offseason this spring. They have been focused on trying to make their team better—so focused that head coach Jon Leamy had forgotten about the incoming players joining the team next fall, he said. “We have been focusing so much on our team now,” Leamy said. After returning from spring break, the team will get right back

Garrison Continued from page 6 this,’ but she just has so many natural qualities and just makes everyone around her better.” The Fruit Garrison proved she was athletic enough to be a D-I guard her freshman year, leading the Lady Bears

Cards Continued from page 6 that St. Louis would have been stuck with a player whose statistics might only live up to that money for a fraction of the deal. Now, the Angels are handcuffed with that contract and the Cardinals are saved from keeping a player around for sentimental value. With this extra cash in general manager John Mozeliak’s pocket, the Cardinals were able to re-sign catcher Yadier Molina (.305, 14, 65) to a longterm, five-year, $75 Million dollar contract, added allstar outfielder Carlos Beltran (.300, 22, 84) and are now able to move Lance

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players who will get their chance to really shine this year as they get their first full season in the majors. Expect Hosmer to break out as a star this year in the American League with 30+ home runs and 100+ RBIs. He finished third in the voting for the AL Rookie of the Year last season, hitting .293 with 19 home runs and 78 RBIs in 128 games. The Royals will continue to be one of the best offensive teams in baseball in 2012. Last season, the team ranked in the top 10 in the majors in runs scored, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Offensively, the team will likely be led by Hosmer, des-

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The Missouri State women’s soccer team finished with an impressive 2011 regular-season record of 11-4-2, but lost 5-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference Cham-

pionship game to Illinois State. Head coach Rob Brewer said that wouldn’t be on the girls’ mind this offseason. “Getting to the final (game) was an accomplishment,” Brewer said. “Losing isn’t a motivating factor for them.” With 11 incoming freshmen set to join the squad this fall, Brewer said he is confident with the caliber of his freshmen, but he isn’t counting on them to “start the first day.” Like any athletic team preparing for a new season, the team is preparing for the departure of their seniors, especially at goaltender. According to Brewer, senior goalkeeper Jessica Teahan was more of an athletic goalie while Chelsea Voet, this season’s expected starter in goal, attacks the shooter and “makes the save before it’s a shot.”

Brewer’s goal this offseason is to “tweak the style of play” that the Bears carried last season and he hopes they become more of a possession team, which he hopes will lead to more high scoring games. But no matter what happens this spring, Brewer knows that he will have a hardworking team this fall and knows that Missouri State fans will see that during home games, he said. “Watching how hard the girls work and how hard they compete, will be something the community takes pride in,” Brewer said. The Bears will play their first exhibition game of the spring season at 7 p.m. on April 11 against Central Missouri at Plaster Sports Complex. The Bears will have six exhibition games this spring, five of which will be played in Springfield.

had to get better,” Garrison said. Things got better in a hurry as Garrison was unstoppable her sophomore year, claiming MVC Player of the Year honors while averaging 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game. The team clicked behind Garrison and earned the first of three straight WNIT bids with a 22-11 record. This season, the Lady Bears broke through to win their first

MVC Championship since 2005 behind a fourth straight all-conference season from Garrison. And although the team came up short on its goal of returning to the NCAA tournament, Garrison said she has no regrets. “I talked to my mom the other day and I said I can’t imagine being anywhere else,” Garrison said. “I really enjoy the school here, my classes, my teachers that I’ve had,

coaches, teammates. I don’t think I would want to be anywhere else.” Garrison will graduate in May with a degree in psychology and a minor in coaching. Basketball has been Garrison’s life since she was a kid, and although she has not yet decided whether she will continue her playing career, she knows she wants to eventually coach. Garrison loves the game, even if it causes a few tears here and there.

to training and playing in exhibition games against other colleges. Even though it’s only March, junior midfielder/forward Eric Martin said he is feeling positive about the team. “So far this spring we look pretty good,” he said. Martin said he feels the need to step up and become one of the leaders on the team this fall. He plans to work hard and be consistent, not only on the soccer field, but in the classroom. “(I need to) show the younger boys what we need to do,” Martin said. Leamy hopes that the team will be “as effective as or more effective than” the 2011 team. He went on to say that he thinks the seniors on last season’s squad did a “super job,” but he has high hopes for the 2012 squad.

“As long as we practice hard, we come prepared and we are just getting better at everything we are trying to preach these guys to do, we are doing our jobs,” Leamy said. The team is off to a good start this spring, going 2-0 over so far with a 1-0 victory over Missouri S&T on March 3 and a 3-2 win over Tulsa on March 16. The team will play five more exhibition games this spring, all of them at home. Their next game is at 1 p.m. on March 31 against MidAmerica Nazarene at Plaster Sports Complex.

with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals per game to earn Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year honors. But despite her individual success, Garrison wasn’t satisfied as a young Lady Bears squad limped to a 10-20 record. “My freshman year was a struggle definitely with six freshmen coming in and our record wasn’t very good but we knew eventually it

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Berkman (.301, 31, 94) to a less strenuous position at first base. Dealing with the loss of Pujols however, is not as daunting as figuring out how to win without one of the greatest managers of all time, Tony La Russa. After losing La Russa, the hire of new head coach Mike Matheny could not be a better fit for this team. La Russa’s successor flourished as a player from 2000-2004 under La Russa and helped groom a pitching staff to stardom along with the mentoring of a young Molina toward the end of Matheny’s tenure in St. Louis. In his five seasons quarterbacking the Cardinals defense, Matheny claimed three Gold Glove awards and only had 14 errors in

622 games played in St. Louis. Matheny knows St. Louis baseball and La Russa’s style better than any other candidate, and is accompanied by a majority of last season’s roster. This includes a veteran pitching staff that already knows the ropes and now has another catcher-turned-coach at the helm. The Cardinals biggest enemy will not be the absence of Pujols or La Russa. However, age and staying healthy could be their biggest bugaboo. Eleven of the team’s expected starters or relievers are at least 30 years old or will turn 30 this season. With the injuries, shortstop Rafael Furcal (.255, 7, 16 with the Cardinals) and Beltran have had recent issues

with injury-plagued seasons. If the Cardinals want any chance of winning the wideopen National League Central, they must stay healthy and use a platoon of young players who proved themselves in the playoffs last season. Outfielders Adron Chambers (.375, 0, 4), Allen Craig (.315, 11, 40), Jon Jay (.297, 10, 37) and infielders Daniel Descalso (.264, 1, 28) and Tyler Greene (.212, 1, 11) must step up and will serve as a good plan B in the event of an injury bug sneaking up on the starters. By staying healthy the 2012 Cardinals are more than capable of winning 90 games, especially in a division that has no clear favorite. Season prediction: 91-71, first place in the NL Central.

ignated hitter Billy Butler (.291 average, 19 HRs, 95 RBIs in 2011), Gold Glove left fielder Alex Gordon (.303, 23 HRs, 78 RBIs) and right fielder Jeff Francoeur (.285, 20 HRs, 87 RBIs). The problem with the Royals is their starting pitching. The team doesn’t have a true No. 1 pitcher, or even a No. 2 pitcher. Jonathan Sanchez (4-7, 4.26 ERA in 2011) and Luke Hochevar (11-11, 4.68 ERA) are No. 3 pitchers at best on a lot of teams, and they will likely be the top performers in the Royals’ rotation this year. There will be a lot of experimentation with the rotation this year, however, giving some of the team’s best young pitchers, such as Danny Duffy (4-8, 5.64 ERA), Felipe Paulino (4-10, 4.46 ERA) and Mike Mont-

gomery (No. 23 prospect in 2012 according to Baseball America), a chance to gain valuable experience. The Royals’ bullpen will be strong again this year, despite the unfortunate loss of closer Joakim Soria to Tommy John surgery. Young players such as Aaron Crow (an all-star in 2011), Greg Holland (1.80 ERA), Louis Coleman (2.87 ERA) and Tim Collins (3.63 ERA) will have to step up to make up for the loss of Soria and the lack of good starting pitching. While the team on the field should be exciting to watch this year, perhaps the most exciting aspect of the 2012 season is the fact that Kansas City will play host to the 2012 MLB All-Star festivities in July. The recently renovated Kauffman Stadium is an amazing place to

watch a baseball game, and Kansas City will do a great job of hosting the all-star events. The Royals will be a good team this year. They may not make the playoffs, but that’s no reason for fans to be upset. I still think they are a year away from being a contender. However, once their young pitchers start to produce and their position players continue to develop, this team will have the potential to win a lot of games. The Royals will begin their season at 9 p.m. on April 6 against Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif. The team’s first home game will be at 3:10 p.m. on April 13 against the Cleveland Indians in Kansas City. Season prediction: 85-77, second place in the AL Central.

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Students give back over spring break Coed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega participates in ‘Be the Change’ By Lindsey Howard The Standard

While some students flocked to popular beach destinations such as Panama City Beach and South Padre Island or ski resorts such as Vail to relax, a group of Missouri State students stayed in Springfield and spent their spring break giving back to the community. Members of Alpha Phi Omega, a coed service fraternity, participated in Be the Change: Alpha Phi Omega Spring Break Service Week from March 19-22

by working on a variety of community service projects throughout Springfield. Though some students would flinch away from spending their precious free time volunteering, the officers of Alpha Phi Omega knew some would take advantage of the chance to give back. “One of the awesome things about the student population at Missouri State is their willingness to put others ahead of themselves and reach out a helping hand when it’s needed,” said Angela Tomlinson, vice president of service for

Alpha Phi Omega. “We didn’t think spring break would be any exception, I think you learn so much about yourself as a person, a leader and as a friend when you volunteer your time unselfishly to others. Spring break just gives us the opportunity to help more.” This was the first year that Alpha Phi Omega organized a spring break service week, which was created for students who had to stay in Springfield but wanted to have a memorable experience, according to Tomlinson. “We were talking about the alternative spring break programs that the Office of Student Engagement was sponsoring,” Tomlinson said. “We knew that they had to turn away applicants due to space limitations and that it was pretty expensive. We decided that we wanted to host an alternative to the alternative and have something local for students who couldn’t leave Springfield for whatever reason—work,

family, lack of funds—but still wanted to have a memorable spring break experience while providing service to others.” Alpha Phi Omega contacted organizations they had worked with in the past and set up half-day projects with Ozarks Food Harvest, where they sorted, packaged and prepared food; the Boys and Girls Club where they worked with children and helped with building upgrades; and Habitat for Humanity, where they worked on the construction site to assist in the effort to complete six homes between March 13 and May 19. A fourth service opportunity with Urban Roots Farm was canceled due to inclement weather. Elizabeth Wissmiller, a senior hospitality and restaurant administration major who volunteered with Ozarks Food Harvest and Habitat for Humanity, was glad to have an opportunity to help the community and make spring break

memories without spending money. “Money has always been a concern, so I have never really done a typical college spring break,” she said. “I enjoy doing this because it allows me to give back to the community when I have time.” The lenient schedule meant that participants were able to have free time while also getting the opportunity to participate. Sophomore computer science major Sara Docker visited friends in Texas before coming back to participate in Thursday’s Habitat for Humanity build. “I actually didn’t have to sacrifice my whole spring break,” Docker said. “I spent the first part of the week in San Antonio visiting friends, and when I came home, I was able to do some volunteer work.” Approximately five to 10 people participated in each event, according to Tomlinson, and the group hopes to expand the project in the

future to give more students the opportunity to help in the community. “I thought that by helping out I could get more involved with the community,” senior communication major Caroline Waldbuesser said. “I wanted to use my time to help people in our local community rather than spend my spring break somewhere else.” Wissmiller agreed that helping out the community was well worth giving up a college student’s valuable, and often limited, free time. “I would love to do these events again,” she said. “I gained some good friends, got to help out in the community and managed to improve my résumé at the same time. I also got the satisfaction of improving the community I live in.” For information about Alpha Phi Omega and their next project, a service trip to Camp Barnabas in Purdy, Mo., visit etamu.

BearFare point system coming this fall Missouri State dining service aims to provide students with more flexibility By Nicolette Martin For The Standard

When sophomore Zach Tremper eats at the Plaster Student Union twice a week, he typically settles for pizza—one of the predetermined meal choices for those using BearFare. However, he said he

always wishes he could create a meal of his own instead of simply choosing the best of the few options that are available to him. Beginning in the fall, Tremper will finally get his wish. According to Tony Hein, the director of operations for Missouri State’s dining

services, the university will be adopting a points system to replace the current BearFare. Hein said that a point will be equal to a dollar and that there will be “significant bonuses” built in to the amount purchased to make sure it’s a good value for customers. “I think this (will be) a much better system,” Tremper said. “The current system allows for very specific things that you can, and more importantly, can’t have. The problem with this, though, is that we pay for BearFare so that we can eat what we want. With the new system, I think that this could actually happen.” Under the new points

system, students will be able to purchase anything that they would like off of the retail food menus, offering freedom of choice that isn’t currently possible with BearFare, Hein said. “There has been the demand for this type of change over the last several years, as it is fairly standard among universities,” he said. “We met with several student groups and sent out a survey with over 1,000 responses, and these changes were made to address what we heard from our customers.” Hein said he recognized the importance of having as much input as possible before making this decision, which is why groups like

Residence Hall Association and SGA were involved in discussions prior to moving forward with the changes. Alex Kaatz, the internal communications coordinator for RHA, sat on the meal plan task force, at which students from several student organizations provided input. “The plan of action was to see what students liked, what they didn’t like and to come up with some ideas for the future,” she said. “Students didn’t like the lack of flexibility and they wanted the option to be able to use it everywhere.” The new meal options will be available to use at Chick-Fil-A, Outtakes in Strong Hall, Outtakes in the

library, Panda Express (replacing Wok and Roll this summer), Papa John’s, Red Mango (replacing Freshens this summer), Smashers, Starbucks, Subway, the Union Club and in all three dining centers, Hein said. Hein believes that the changes to BearFare will be “overwhelmingly popular” among students, as the new plan will offer more options and flexibility. Kaatz and Tremper both said that they are looking forward to the new system. “I think this sounds like a great idea, and I’m really excited for it to switch to this,” Tremper said. “The more options I have, the happier I will be.”

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


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Hollywood hopefuls head west Missouri State students get their chance in spotlight By Kelsey Kane For The Standard

The road to the entertainment industry is a tough one, paved with opportunities and heartbreak. Some would argue it’s all about who you know, while others say if you’ve got the talent and drive, you’ll make it big. Students in the Missouri State Department of Theatre and Dance traveled to

Shins Continued from page 4

While Mercer announced in 2008 that work was being done on a new Shins record, the rest of the world had since ceased holding their breath, even after the news that members were coming and going. Even after it was announced that Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer and Fruit Bats bassist Eric D. Johnson would be joining the ranks, the idea was too much of a stretch to conceive. And yet here it is, “Port of Morrow”, the first Shins record in five years, haply finding a home on Mercer’s own label Aural Apothecary. And the funny part? It’s actually pretty good. At first listen note must be made as to the complexity of the project, and the number of hands involved in its creation. Despite the fact that Mercer has clearly taken The Shins for his own in an almost dictatorial fashion, this is very

Los Angeles, Calif., over spring break to participate in the BFA Professional Actors Training Program Industry Showcase on March 19 to show off their talent and expose themselves to professionals in the entertainment industry, such as casting directors and talent agents. People chosen to attend the program were Emily Bolt, Hannah Duncan, Matthew Emerick, Eliza-

beth Mara Finder, Rachel Flanigan, Margaret Elizabeth Howard, Laura Jenkins, Josiah Kumpost, Sam Long, Jennifer Mohr, Adam Murphy, Taylor Paul, Leah Samson, Julie Schaper, Nicholas Stephens and Jimmy Wilson. A few notable MSU alumni in the entertainment business are John Goodman, Kathleen Turner and Kyle Dean Massey. On the flip side to traditional schooling, students can decide to take a more direct approach to breaking into the industry, packing away all their things and leaving their families and friends for the West Coast. Sophomore CJ Natoli took the leap and moved to Los Angeles during his sophomore year at MSU.

much a group effort. But Mercer is given plenty of room to display his evolution as a songwriter. This is some of the clearest writing in his repertoire—which has always meant nonsensical lyrical lines that happen to fit the guitar hooks they were meant to fall in line with. Pulling on themes of love reflecting his own domestication, Mercer spouts simply sweet lines of songs such as those on the first single “Simple Song”. “My life in an upturned boat/Marooned on a cliff/You brought me a great big flood/And gave me a lift/Girl, what a gift.” There is also a deep-rooted sense of nostalgia, tracing back to who knows where in Mercer’s past. Such is to be found in tracks like the farreaching “September.” “I’ve been selfish and full of pride/She knows deep down there’s a little child/But I’ve got a good side to me as well/And it’s that she loves in spite of everything else.” The album is teeming with electronic instrumentation,

something sparse to be found on previous Shins records, but it does little to deter from Mercer’s intent. Lyrically fluid, you’d be hard-pressed to identify choruses, verses, and the bridges in between, but these are nuances picked up from his time with Broken Bells. Which leads me to wonder what this record might have sounded like had Mercer not taken the steps he has in his career, if indiedom hadn’t indulged itself in turntables and laptops for the past five years. There are secrets layered beneath each song that simply won’t jump out at a listener without careful attention or multiple listens. Mercer’s free hand sometimes seems to fall short, however. Songs seem to just fall out of place, endings fast approaching when they just don’t feel right. But forgive Mercer for this, and forgive him for firing his bandmates, and forgive him for making us wait this long for a record this good. Was it worth the wait? Oh yes.

“I can’t really pinpoint the day I wanted to move to LA, but I knew growing up that I loved entertaining people and stealing the spotlight whenever I could,” said Natoli, who grew up in St. Louis and is working toward becoming a film actor. “LA was never really a decision I had to make, it was just when I was going to go.” Natoli said he’s known from a young age he’s wanted to act, and living in LA has allowed him to experience the film industry firsthand and make connections. “My main motivation for picking up and leaving halfway through my sophomore year in college was seeing everybody taking their path to their designat-

ed majors and taking a certain amount of hours for this and for that,” he said. “I was lost in this system, and I didn’t have the motivation to go learn about sociology or math. It’s because I’ve always known my whole life what my ‘major’ was, and it’s not something you go to school for.” Since living in LA, Natoli has spent time harnessing his improvisational skills at places like The Groundlings, which launched the careers of Lisa Kudrow and Jon Lovitz, and is writing a series with friend Logan Huffman. “I’ve been here a year and have met numerous directors who constantly film short films and now I’m working on my first

feature,” Natoli said. “You can’t have a career if you’re not in the office. LA is the office space.” The opportunities seem to be the difference in pursuing a career in the Midwest and West Coast. Natoli said the positive aspect of filming in the Midwest is that the locations look authentic and permits to film aren’t always needed. But he insists the West Coast will give aspiring film actors the experience they need. “If you’re staying in the Midwest, you’re just going to end up on the stage or on YouTube,” Natoli said. “You need to be here, live the life, meet people and experience the commotion of a back lot.”



Brigade Ranger Challenge

Continued from page 1 “Ariel, Amanda and I knew what to expect, and we knew where our heads needed to be. Sara Stewart and Sarah Egbert have never competed in a Ranger Challenge, so they were freaked out a little.” Egbert said she was nervous about joining the team, but was ready to “step up” to the challenge. “The team had been training since September. I didn’t want to let them down,” she said. “I’ve never had the opportunity to compete in anything like this before. I am so proud of the team for giving it all and winning. We made history.” Ehrhardt, who is a senior, said she was most proud of the team’s ability to work together and motivate one another to a victory. “The most rewarding aspect is all of us working together,” Ehrhardt said. “With a team of five there really is no captain. Everyone has a weak event and everyone has a strong one. The best part is learning to work together and picking each other up. “The most rewarding aspect of all of this is the fact that we are the first female team ever in history and we went out and made history on our first try.” Wisdom also said the team’s “never quit spirit” was their greatest strength in the competition. “They had a rocky start at the brigade competition, but maintained a positive attitude and never gave up,” he said. “It all turned around quickly and they ended up winning six of the 11 events.” Even though Robbins could not compete in the competition, she supported her team every step of the way, Ariel Clabaugh said. “I would say that, yes, Robbins

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The female team won first place in Fort Leonard Wood’s Task Force Ranger Challenge and was then invited to compete in Iowa.

Lt. Col. Troy Wisdom to the team: “Ladies, you have made me and the rest of the cadre proud. You are the epitome of dedication and determination and I know you all will bring home the trophy again next year. You are a huge part of the overall success of the ROTC program here at MSU. Stay strong!”

getting injured kind of messed with our team strategy,” Ariel said. “Last competition she was chosen as the team alternate so then we were going to switch her out for the brigade competition and have someone else be the alternate. Obviously she could not compete, but she was there supporting us the entire time.” The brigade is the last competition for the team this year as the next competition, the Sandhurst Competition at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, does not allow female teams to compete, Abby Clabaugh said. “The next step for us is next year’s Task Force Fort Leonard Wood competition,” Abby said. “We plan on keeping the same team

local, said one Planet Sub closing will not impact the community or students. ”I’ve seen a few (businesses) close, mainly ones

that we just competed with, including Ann Robbins.” Both Clabaugh sisters said they planned to work over the summer to be in the best physical shape possible for next year’s competition. “If I can be at my peak fitness at the start of the school year, I will only get better and stronger,” Abby said. “That will put us one step above our competition and hopefully result in another championship.” While the team is already looking ahead to preparing for next year’s competition, they’re enjoying their success in their first year of competing in the Ranger Challenge, Ariel said. “It shows all the people out there that said we couldn’t do it that

that come and go fairly quickly,” James said. “Overall, I don’t think Springfield is being impacted much because we have

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The female team won first place in six of the 11 events at the Ranger Challenge. Missouri State was one of four teams invited to the challenge.

they were wrong,” Ariel said. “Just because we are a group of women doesn’t mean that we aren’t strong and capable of doing great things. “This is something that we are

huge local places and chains that everyone has known and loved for a long time.” Even though one Planet Sub has closed, Springfield

going to carry with us for the rest of our lives. We, the team, formed a bond that will never be broken and you never forget people and moments like this.”

is still home to two other Planet Subs near campus, the one at 3053 S. National Ave. and another at 864 East Division. Students can go

in, ask about student discounts and keep their eye out for a reopening or relocation of Kimbrough’s Planet Sub.

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Missouri State freshman diver Garrett Nevels made it to the Zone D Championships in his first season and took home a 15th-place finish in the one meter board event.

Freshman diver gains experience from competition Garrett Nevels finishes 15th at NCAA Zone D Championship meet By Colleen Hamilton The Standard

Garrett Nevels’ freshmen diving campaign ended with a 15th place finish on the one meter board at the NCAA Zone D Championships. Nevels’ diving career began several years ago, including a silver medal at the MSHSAA State Championships while competing for Lee’s Summit High School. “Overall, this year I learned how to be a better competitor, perform when I needed to, not just at prac-

tice,” Nevels said. Finding a smooth transition between high school competition and collegelevel competition can be difficult, Nevels said. “Being freshman year, you just kind of introduce the college season, introduce the new dives,” head coach James Huelskamp said. “But now that his sophomore, junior year, we can really look at some of the harder dives and that way we kind of keep building from his freshman year, each year.” One transition Nevels had

to adjust to was diving on the three meter board. In high school, he only competed on the one meter board. “I had never touched a three meter board until I came here, so I’m just now kind of getting comfortable with all those dives and learning new dives,” Nevels said. Now Nevels has one year of experience under his belt and hopes to continue to be successful as a Bear. “The potential for Garrett and his diving is sky high,” volunteer assistant coach Eric Ducourneau said. “In only his first year of college diving he was able to put together very competitive dives and was able to compete with the best in our conference and in our NCAA Zone.” The Zone D Champi-

onships included 31 swimmers from Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas, Texas A&M, LSU and other top schools. For Nevels, the championship meet was about building experience. “This year my only goals and intentions were to dive well for myself,” Nevels said. “I think by going this year, I’ve gained the experience of knowing what it’s like, knowing how much energy it takes, and I think by next year I won’t have all those nervous jitters. I’ll also know how much energy I’ll need to save up for finals.” Nevels has always been interested in extreme sports that give you an adrenaline rush. He was also a pole vaulter in high school. “I’ve always been into things where you go to great heights,” he said.

Huelskamp said diving is more of an independent sport where you rely only on yourself. “It’s more of a competition with yourself and making each individual dive, doing the best you can and not really worrying about where the other divers are scoring,” Huelskamp said. The independence of the sport is one aspect Nevels enjoys. “If you jump real high and hit a dive for the first time, you feel really good about yourself,” Nevels said. Nevels said he is a visual learner, and watching the more experienced divers at the zone meet helped him figure out what to change. Nevels finds creative ways to learn new dives other than competing. “I love watching the

Olympics,” he said. “I’m constantly on YouTube watching FINA competitions and watching other divers, just from either boredom or interest.” Nevels hardworking personality shines through while he is competing, Ducourneau said. “I would say Garrett’s personality toward diving is someone always looking to learn and improve daily,” Ducourneau said. “Not only did he want to improve every day, he wanted to compete at a high level and always do his best.” Nevels plans on training with a club coach over the summer to improve on his three-meter experience. He will build on his 15th-place finish at zones and hope to continue to bring Missouri State diving to a new level.


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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hill and Tatum make good tandem in ‘21 Jump Street’ Acting duo provides a movie ‘bromance,’ film stays true to its comedy genre

Yet another “reimagining.” Surprise, surprise. But what is unexpected is the new “21 Jump Street” is actually pretty good. Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) never got along in high school. When they both joined the police academy, however, they soon became like brothers. But all of that gets tested when they go undercover at a local high school to stop a new drug from spreading. Yes, it is a reimagining of the television series of the same name that gave a certain Mr. Depp his start and that could make some people groan. I did at first, but in the end I was pleasantly surprised. I think a lot of the enjoyment came from the duo of Hill and Tatum. They fit really

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well together and their characters really seemed to mesh. They almost had more of an awkward “bromance,” at least one that seemed more realistic for the way their characters were set up. The story was pretty basic. You could quite easily guess what was going to happen and the lessons that were going to be learned, especially if you’ve ever seen a buddy cop movie before. There were a few interesting little twists in there, though. For example, it’s a pretty lighthearted

movie but it got serious really quick. I’m talking an “Oh, snap!” moment that I was not expecting, plus a fantastic cameo. I knew it was coming but it didn’t really come from the direction I was expecting. Another good thing about “21 Jump Street” is that it knew what kind of movie it was and it embraced that. It didn’t try to play it serious, nor did it go too over-thetop with the comedy. It had its moments edging toward that line, but it never fully crossed it. It even has a few lines that I can already see on the T-shirts that are sure to follow. And it proved my theory about Channing Tatum—he is best in the role of the comic-jock-leading man. He didn’t really pull off the smoldering, emotionally strained love interest, and while he’s got the body for the action hero role, he still doesn’t quite make it. As Jenko, though, he totally fits. Overall, “21 Jump Street” was just an enjoyable movie. It had the heart and the laughs but it also had just enough serious stuff to make it come together. Definitely a buddy movie and definitely worth a watch.

Rose Continued from page 6


ball.” Rose is one of four Missouri State softball pitchers ever to throw for over 500 strikeouts. One of the other three, Terri Whitmarsh, was actually a vital part of the recruiting process for Rose. Whitmarsh was Rose’s pitching coach back in Oklahoma where she is from. Whitmarsh told Hesse she had a pitcher who was worth looking at and the rest was history. Rose, who is six strikeouts behind Whitmarsh for third all-time at Missouri State, is much less intense off the field. “She’s serious on the field, which is good because we need that,” Replogle said. “But she’s always laughing off the field. She’s very funny.” Hesse said that it was clear from day one

that Rose’s main focus at Missouri State was softball, which at times, has gotten her in trouble. Rose became ineligible at the end of last season after her grades slipped. “Last year I was ineligible for regionals,” Rose said. “So I really want to get back to the tournament so I have a last shot.” The Bears won the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament last year and made it to the NCAA Tournament. Sitting at 11-9 (12) this year, the Bears may have to do the same thing again. One of the last things Rose has left to do is help along freshman pitcher Chelsea Jones, who Rose said might have more powerful stuff than her. “I’m trying anything I can think of that will help her out,” Rose said. “I try and give her tips. I think she is going to be very powerful. She started off way better than I did my freshman year.”

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