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Walmart opponents to keep fighting

Residence halls subject of drug investigation

Blair-Shannon House, Hammons House and Sunvilla Tower were searched related to a Springfield Police Department drug investigation, according to Gary Stewart, director of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services. Stewart, who declined to comment on the students involved in the searches, said that the searches were a result of a police investigation and that Residence Life did not call and initiate those contacts. According to Stewart, some arrests were made, but he did not know the individual circumstances. According to the drug and alcohol policies as outlined by the Office of Student Conduct, the first violation of possession of drug paraphernalia is punishable by a four-hour drug education class, a $45 fine and level two probation for one year. A second violation is punishable by residence hall suspension and denial of privilege to re-enroll for one semester. The first violation of use or possession of marijuana results in a four-hour drug education class, an $80 fine, level three probation for two years, assessment for chemical dependency and parental notification. The second violation results in suspension from the university for one semester and parental notification. On Monday, a front-desk worker at SPD headquarters refused to release requested records regarding the investigation to The Standard. Lt. Ben King, SPD spokesperson, did not respond to voicemail and email messages left by The Standard on Monday.

Taco Bell near MSU to reopen March 13

The Taco Bell located at 601 S. National Ave. is set to reopen March 13 after being closed for renovations, according to the restaurant’s sign.

Bon Voyage, MSU

Due to spring break, The Standard will not publish March 12. See you March 19!

Calendar Tuesday, March 5 Student Activities Council Meeting, 4-5 p.m., PSU 313

Association of Information Technology Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., Glass Hall 230

“Relationships in Islam” Panel, 78:30 p.m., Temple Hall 003

Wednesday, March 6 Entertainment Management Association Meeting, 5-6 p.m., Glass Hall 350

Phi Eta Sigma General Assembly Meeting, 9-9:45 p.m., PSU 313

Thursday, March 7

Board of Governors’ Retreat, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Louis Union Station Hotel Students for a Sustainable Future General Meeting, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Temple Hall 105

Friday, March 8

Board of Governors’ Retreat, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Saturday, March 9

Spring Break — No Classes, March 9-17, university offices open

Tuesday, March 12

Mental Health First Aid: Dealing with Crisis Situations, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Meyer Alumni Center First Floor

Wednesday, March 13

Getting Started with the Experts Documentation Wiki, 9-10:30 a.m., Cheek Hall 100

Friday, March 15

Blackboard Open Lab, 1:30-5 p.m., Meyer Library 205

Referendum next step after 5-4 vote approves rezoning plans By Trevor Mitchell The Standard

The Springfield City Council may have voted in favor of the rezoning plans for a new Walmart, but that doesn’t mean the opposition has given up. Scott Youngkin, creator of the Facebook group “Stand Up To Walmart,” said in an interview that a referendum is the Sarah Hiatt/THE STANDARD

How City Council voted

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at a Springfield Walmart Neighborhood Market, Thursday, Feb. 28.

Obama: Let’s move! First lady visits Queen City in campaign to spread childhood obesity awareness

By Megan Gates The Standard

Springfield has been a “Let’s Move” city since 2010, but after first lady Michelle Obama’s visit, the Queen City’s commitment to the campaign is likely to increase, an official said. Jeff Seifried, a Springfield city council member and mayor pro temp, attended Obama’s speech on Thursday and said he feels her visit brought immediate attention to the city’s mind of the epidemic of childhood obesity. “We need to be aware not only of what adults are eating, but what we’re feeding our kids,” he

said. The “Let’s Move” campaign, started by Obama in 2010, focuses on educating youth and families about how to make healthy lifestyle choices. Springfield adopted measures to become a “Let’s Move” city in 2010 and is partnering with the Healthy Living Alliance to help meet the goals of the campaign — including providing education to children about nutrition and physical activity, increasing opportunities within the community for physical fitness and improving school food. u See OBAMA page 2

Yes Jerry Compton Jan Fisk John Rush Jeff Seifried Bob Stephens

No Scott Bailes Doug Burlison Mike Carroll Cindy Rushefsky

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next step in attempting to stop the Walmart’s construction at Grand Street and Campbell Avenue. In order to enact a

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Holocaust survivor inspires thousands Eva Mozes Kor talks Auschwitz, Dr. Mengele, forgiveness at MSU visit

event and was unsure the space provided would suffice. Holocaust survivor Eva “I would estimate that we Mozes Kor shared her story had 2,200 people attend the about the power of forgive- Eva Kor event,” he said in an ness at Missouri State Uni- email. “Our goal, of course, versity on Tuesday, Feb. 26, was to create an event where in McDonald Arena. our campus community, and Kor’s gripping real-life the Springfield community at story of her experience in an large, could come and think Auschwitz Concarefully centration Camp about an attracted thou- With my childish important sands of stu- philosophy, I period in dents and com- looked around history, the munity mem- trying to figure out Holocaust, bers, causing the what that place and about event to be was. And then I an impormoved from its realized that my tant idea: original location father and two forgivein Carrington older sisters were ness.” Hall Auditorium gone. I never ever Kor to McDonald saw them again. spent an Arena to accomhour shar— Eva Mozes Kor modate the ing her Holocaust Survivor overflow crowd. story of surJohn Strong, vival religious studies despite the professor and coordinator of deadly conditions she was the event, said he expected a exposed to as a young child. very large turnout prior to the In 1944, she and her iden-

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Eva Mozes Kor (center) poses with students after her speech on Feb. 26.

tical twin were separated from their mother, father and two older sisters within 30 minutes of stepping onto the selection platform — where the Nazis would decide the fate of all those who stood on it. “Everything was moving very fast and everything was very confusing,” she said. “With my childish philosophy, I looked around trying to

figure out what that place was. And then I realized that my father and two older sisters were gone. I never ever saw them again.” After being separated from her family, Kor and her twin Miriam were taken to Auschwitz where she said the twins were privileged to be able to keep their own hair and clothes. Soon after, she and her sister were

“processed” and marked by the Nazis, who burned numbers into each of their left arms. Kor became A-7063, and Miriam, A-7064. Kor said, as a child, she was not a very cooperative victim and was determined to give the Nazis as much trouble as a 10-year-old possibly

Commerce — had issues on their side of credit card security that caused the reissuing of debit and credit cards for Commerce Bank users. Goddard said she didn’t know how many cards had been affected by the breach and reissued. There are different types of breaches — Visa, bank and point-of-sale, or, as she refers to it, retail,

Goddard said. The breach in February was a retail breach where the fault was with a business and not with the bank or Visa, Goddard said. Shelby Spiwak, a sophomore cell and molecular biology major, was one of the students who was reissued a card recently from Commerce Bank, but she said she was unaware of the reason for the reissue.

“I got a call saying my card had been compromised. I didn’t lose any money, and I was issued a new card. That was it,” she said. Spiwak said she was concerned that maybe the compromise was a result of a security breach on the part of the university, since other student friends she

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Security breach impacts Commerce Bank credit, debit cards Visa notified bank of breach from retail business; number of cards affected, reissued unknown By Amber Duran The Standard

In February there was a point-of-sale breach on card security and some members of Commerce Bank were affected, according to a Commerce

Bank official at Missouri State’s branch. Nichole Goddard, Springfield region’s director of retail at Commerce Bank, said that Visa notified the bank that a retail business — which remained undisclosed to

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knew were compromised as well, but at different banks. However, Goddard said that this reissuance occurred because of a retail breach and that anyone who purchased anything from this business, or its affiliates, was reissued a card, not because someone was stealing money from them, but because there was the potential that it could happen. According to the Federal Trade Commission, credit card fraud is a common occurrence and has many techniques, such as application fraud, intercept fraud, lost and stolen credit cards, fake and doctored cards, site cloning and false merchant sites, triangulation and credit card generators, just to name a few. With credit card theft being a common occurrence, Goddard said that it is important to find a bank that monitors activity on your account 24/7. She also said that signing up for online banking and mobile banking can help students monitor their accounts and catch suspicious behavior sooner. Robert Siciliano, certified identity theft risk management specialist and McAfee consultant, said in


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However, the city has recognized that it can’t meet these goals on its own and that help from the community, and “Let’s Move” partner Walmart, is needed, Seifried said. “We can’t do this alone; it’s going to take corporations like Walmart to step up like they have and provide that level and change and it’s going to take all companies across the board to step up and encourage better eating practices and offer healthier options at affordable prices,” he said. “Certainly it’s an issue of not just of obesity today, but of healthy citizens for tomorrow.” Obama chose to visit a Walmart Neighborhood Market on 1320 S. Glenstone Ave. in Springfield

1. Your credit card gets declined for an unknown reason

2. Mystery charges start appearing on your credit or debit card statements 3. Merchandise you didn’t order shows up at your house

4. A debt collector calls you for a debt you’ve never heard of

5. Your monthly billing statements stop showing up 6. Your friends receive emails from your address that you never sent

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Credit and debit cards from Commerce Bank were reissued due to a point-of-sale breach, a security breach at a retail outlet.

an ABC News report that there are other ways to prevent or soften the blow of such attacks on your credit. “Humans steal, computers don’t,” Siciliano said. “When you go shopping, you physically hand your card to another person. When you shop online, you have that card

because the corporation has taken measures to make healthy food more affordable to American families and is a partner in the campaign. “One of the reasons why we’ve been so thrilled to partner with (Walmart) is because you didn’t just dip your toe into the water,” Obama said. “Instead, you went all in. You transformed the way that you did business to bring your customers healthy products at prices they can afford.” When Walmart partnered with “Let’s Move,” it began a healthier food initiative and took steps to save customers $2.3 billion on fresh fruits and vegetables, to reduce salt and sugars in its private brand — Great Value — and national food brands, and to open 86 stores in food deserts, including the one Obama visited Thursday. Food deserts are “areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables,

information protected, but only if you shop at a secure site.” It’s important that when you shop online, you ensure that the websites you visit are secure, he said. “That means that in the address bar where it says ‘http’ it should say ‘https’ — that means it’s a

secure encrypted site,” Siciliano said. If you notice any suspicious activity on your accounts, see purchases that weren’t made by you on your statement or feel like your card mayb have been compromised, contact your bank immediately.


First lady Michelle Obama speaks to media about her “Let’s Move” campaign in an effort to raise awareness about childhood obesity. whole grains, low-fat milk and other foods that make up the full range of a healthy diet,” according to the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention. This lack of access can be because consumers live far from a supermarket and don’t have easy access to

7. Your credit score takes an unexpected dive 8. The personal information appearing on your credit report is inaccurate Source:

transportation, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During Obama’s visit, Walmart also unveiled its new “Great For You” icon that will be placed on the front of packaging for foods that are healthy for consumers. “I say this time and time again — it’s not about government telling companies what to sell or telling people what to buy,” Obama said. “It’s about businesses like Walmart stepping up to give people the information they need to make the healthy choices that are right for them, and then offering those choices at prices they can afford. “Because ultimately, Walmart knows that when the healthy choice is also the affordable choice, that’s what’s good for business.” Walmart isn’t the only option, however, for citizens to turn to for healthy food choices at a lower cost, Seifried said.

“We have multiple options besides Walmart. That just happened to be the one (Obama) chose to highlight on her visit,” he said. Seifried said he is confident that Springfield will be able to accomplish the goals put forth as part of a “Let’s Move” city because of the commitment the city has shown to green space. “We have over 100 parks facilities. We have over 100 miles of trails here in Springfield,” he said. “The citizens have made it known through the dedicated parks health tax that they want available options, and quality options, available to them when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. So I think it’s very doable.” For more information on Springfield’s designation as a “Let’s Move” city, visit the city’s website at To learn more about the “Let’s Move” campaign, visit its website at


March 5, 2013

Act needed to protect women

On Thursday, Feb. 28, the United States House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act, sending the measure to the desk of President Barack Obama. I commend both the House of Representatives and the Senate — despite some opposition regarding certain parts of the act — for coming together and passing such a measure to protect women and the LGBT community who have been victims of both sexual abuse and domestic violence, and will be ecstatic when it is signed by Obama and enacted for many more years. According to the Violence Against Women Act Factsheet provided by the White House, the act aims to hold rapists accountable for their crimes by strengthening penalties and creating a “rape shield law,” which prohibits a victim’s past sexual conduct from being used against them in a rape trial. The act mandates that victims are not forced to bear the expense of their own rape exams or service of a protection order; requires that a protection order be recognized and enforced in all states; increases rates of prosecution, conviction and sentencing; ensures that police respond to crisis calls and training for responders to understand the realities of such violence; and provides

Nicolette Martin Columnist additional tools to protect women in “Indian country,” as stated by the Factsheet. The Violence Against Women Act was first enacted in 1994, and, according to the White House, since then the rate of intimate partner violence declined 67 percent, more victims are reporting domestic and sexual violence to police and states have reformed laws to take violence against women more seriously. Throughout this school year I’ve written about several political issues affecting both college students and women. However, measures that aim to protect women from violent and dangerous situations are something I have become very passionate about in recent months, as I have seen firsthand both the physical and emotional toll this kind of abuse can have on a person. It’s been said over and over again, but we live in a society that teaches women not to be raped or abused

instead of teaching rapists and abusers not to do so. Acts such as the Violence Against Women Act — that aim to protect women who have suffered through this kind of abuse — are extremely important in my eyes, as they give strength to a population that is so often subdued and extinguished by men who are guilty of these transgressions. Acts like this need to be upheld for women who are too scared to speak out for fear that they will not be taken seriously. Acts like this need to be upheld for women who are too scared to speak out because of their sexual history. Acts like this need to be upheld for women who are threatened into submission and a life of abuse because no one made an effort to help them. Acts like this need to be upheld for a great friend of mine — one of the strongest people I know — who continues to suffer through the memories of what has happened to her because she decided to speak out and seek justice. I hope to one day live in a society where acts to protect women from domestic and sexual violence are unnecessary and obsolete; until then, however, I will continue to be thankful for their existence.

Let’s learn to forgive

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Don’t be stupid over spring break

This week marks the last week of classes before the best week of your college life: spring break. And while you’re getting your gym, tan and laundry on to prepare for Panama Beach shenanigans, we’d like you to consider the following: No. 1: Avoid taking selfies in your beachwear. Yes, we know that you look totally super cute in your bikini, but we really don’t want to see that much of you posing provocatively in your swimwear on our Facebook feeds. Save your photos for group shots, or for personal messages, if that’s your thing. No. 2: Avoid doing things that will get you arrested. Even if you have a killer tan, we’re guessing that jumpsuit orange isn’t your look. So before heading out to do whatever you’re planning on doing during spring break, ask yourself, “Am I running the risk of being incarcerated if I do this?” If the answer’s yes, rethink your plan. No. 3: Avoid having unprotected sex. There’s nothing worse than coming back from spring break and bringing something nasty in your nether regions with you. If you think there’s a chance that you might go all the way on your holiday, make sure you’ve hit up the pharmacy to stock up on protection and that you use it when the time comes. No. 4: Avoid drinking and driving. We know that when you’re in college, how you planned to spend the evening isn’t always what happens. Regardless, spontaneity doesn’t give you an excuse to drink and drive. Make sure that wherever you’re going, you have a safe method of transport to get home. No. 5: Avoid being a debbie downer. College is the time in your life where it’s completely and socially acceptable to stay out all night and live it up a little bit. Even if you’re not leaving Missouri during spring break, stay positive and try to make the most of it, because it’s the only spring break you’re getting this year. We hope that you’ll consider all of these tips wherever you happen to be during spring break 2013. Stay safe, have fun and we’ll see you on the flip side!

What are your plans for spring break?

Cartoon by Rachel Brown

“Forgiveness is a seed for peace.” So says Eva Mozes Kor, a Holocaust survivor, who — along with her twin sister, Miriam — was experimented on in Auschwitz by “The Angel of Death,” Dr. Josef Mengele. Kor gave a presentation on her experience in Auschwitz, her life after being liberated and the lessons she had learned along the way, titled “Eva Mozes Kor: Forgiving Dr. Mengele” that I attended on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Being a giant self-proclaimed history nerd, when I first saw the presentation listed on the Missouri State Events Calendar, I knew I would be giving up my usual exciting Tuesday night routine of watching “Pretty Little Liars” and “Dance Moms” to go. And even though I missed the latest developments on if the girls were coming any closer to finding out who “A” is and which dance mom Abby was most annoyed with this week, I can always catch up later (thanks Hulu Plus!); listen-

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ing to Ms. Kor’s presentation was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Upon arriving at the presentation — which was scheduled to be held in the Carrington Hall Auditorium — I was astounded to find that it was completely full. The seats were all taken, people were lining the walls and people were outside the auditorium, hoping that, by some miracle, they would be allowed in. I was worried that I had given up an evening with Hanna, Aria, Spencer and Emily all for naught. Thankfully, those in charge arranged for the presentation to be moved to McDonald Arena, a smart move, since it turns out around 3,000 people showed up for the event. Kor’s presentation was Letters and Guest Columns Letters to the Editor should not exceed 250 words and should include the author’s name, telephone number, address and class standing or position with the university. Anonymous letters will not be published. Guest column submissions are also welcome. The Standard reserves the right to edit all submissions for punctuation, spelling, length and good taste. Letters should be mailed to The Stan-

powerful and it both moved and inspired me. I cried as she told of the last time she saw her parents and siblings on the “selection platform,” as she discussed losing her identity as Eva and becoming a number — A-7063 — and as she recalled that Dr. Mengele laughingly said she would only live for two more weeks after being given a series of injections that resulted in her developing a sky-high fever. After telling of her time at Auschwitz, Kor discussed three life lessons she had learned throughout her difficult life: Don’t ever give up on yourself and your dreams, judge people by their actions and content of their character rather than their looks and forgiveness. I was particularly inspired by her message of forgiveness, as it is something I’m admittedly not very good at. I can hold a grudge like nobody’s business, and, after listening to Kor’s speech, I asked myself, what is the point? What does holding a grudge against someone, particularly over dard, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65897 or e-mailed to Standard@Missouri

something petty, accomplish? After all, if Kor can forgive those who were responsible for the deaths of everyone in her family, surely we can all forgive our roommate for forgetting to take out the trash, our friend for not responding to our text message in a timely manner, our professor for assigning us a lengthy 12-page paper … due in three days. So, the next time you’re struggling with forgiving someone, or you can’t seem to get rid of that grudge, remember Kor’s story and her words: “I discovered that I have the power to forgive. No one could give me that power, and no one could take it away. It was all mine to use in any way I wish. As I look at all of you here, I want to remind you that every single one of you here has that same power — you have the power to forgive. Forgiveness, in my opinion, is nothing more or nothing less than an act of self-healing, self-liberation and selfempowerment.”

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Tuesday, March 5

Ice Your Debt with Rachel Cruze, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Carrington Hall 208, free

SAC Cultural Affairs presents Jean Kilbourne lecture on The Naked Truth: Advertising's Image of Women, 7-9 p.m., PSU Theater, free

MSU Orchestra Composition Festival Concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall, free

Wednesday, March 6

Oil Painting Demonstration with Peter Longley, 10 a.m., SpringfieldGreene County Botanical Center, $5 (reservations required)

Panel Discussion: "Wonder Women! In American Media History,” noon-1 p.m., Strong Hall 003, free

SAC presents: Strings and Things, 7-9 p.m., PSU Level 1 Game Center, free

Composition Festival Concert IV, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Ellis Hall, 217B, free

Open Dancing, 8:30-10 p.m., The Savoy Ballroom, free

Thursday, March 7

Jazz at the Tower featuring Kristi Merideth, 6-9 p.m., Hammons Tower, free with dinner purchase

SAC Campus Events presents: Poetry Showcase, 7-9 p.m., PSU Ballroom West, free

SAC After Hours presents: DVD Bingo, 9 p.m., PSU Food Court

Friday, March 8

Royal Scotsman with Peter Longley, 6 p.m., Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center’s meeting rooms, free

Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., 306 South Ave., $10-12

Saturday, March 9

Bowl for Kid's Sake 2013, all day, Battlefield Lanes, $250 for team of 5 ($50 per person)

Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., 306 South Ave., $10-12

Sunday, March 10

Bowl for Kid's Sake 2013, all day, Battlefield Lanes, $250 for team of 5 ($50 per person)

Tuesday, March 12


March 5, 2013

Spring break Surviving the break at home with parents ...

is to simply embrace the way of animals who hibernate in the winter.

By Nicolette Martin The Standard

Cancun, Panama City Beach, Miami, Los Angeles, Denver, home. One of these is unlike the other. As spring break nears, students are finishing their midterms, turning in last-minute papers and finalizing their trips with friends to far-off, exotic lands (just pretend Panama City Beach is exotic). But what happens when the weeklong break we’ve been waiting for all winter takes you to a different place: your parents’ house. Going from being at college and on your own, back to the land of who-are-you-going-out-withs and when-will-you-be-homes can be difficult — especially during a week that’s typically known for partying and relaxing — but spending your spring break at home with your parents doesn’t have to end with you wanting to pull your hair out.

Spend time with friends

One way to not go stir-crazy with your parents for the week is simple: don’t spend a lot of time at home. Instead of holing up in your room, catching up on all your favorite TV shows you haven’t

had time to watch for the past eight weeks, take this opportunity to catch up with old friends you might not have seen in awhile. Chances are, you aren’t the only one of your high school friends who ventured home for spring break, and reminiscing about old times is never a bad thing.

Embrace your family

There are many activities you can do with your family throughout the week to keep you remembering how much you really care about them and reinforce that you don’t just call for money.

• Go to dinner and actually tell them how your school year is going • Spend the day making hot chocolate and playing board games you used to play • Visit your parents at work • Go to a movie with your siblings • Build a fort

• Buy some blackout curtains and sleep so much you forget what day it is • Start a TV series from season one, episode one and then cry when you’ve finished it and it’s only Thursday • Make a game of how many plates/cups/bowls you can balance on your nightstand in one week

Whether you choose to spend the week catching up with old friends, reconnecting with your family or becoming a hermit, spending spring break at home doesn’t have to end with you regressing into your high school self and running away, back to college, because your parents don’t understand you. Chances are, your parents are going to miss the peace and quiet for the week as well.

Lock yourself in your room

If you really are feeling miserable about spending the week at home, another option

Mental Health First Aid: Dealing with Crisis Situations, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Meyer Alumni Center 1st floor, $50

Wednesday, March 13

Break out the snuggie and popcorn

Mental Health First Aid: Dealing with Crisis Situations, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Meyer Alumni Center 1st floor, $50

Open Dancing, 8:30-10 p.m., Savoy Ballroom, free

Thursday, March 14

Celebrate Pi(e) Day, 7-9 p.m., Park Central Branch Library, free

Friday, March 15

Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., 306 South Avenue, $10-$12

Saturday, March 16

Artisan Showcase art sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., University Plaza Hotel, free

Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration, noon-6 p.m., starting at Benton and Commercial, free

Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., 306 South Ave., $10-$12


Artists to conduct demonstrations

Best of Missouri Hands artists Hue and Marla Parnell are scheduled to conduct artist demonstrations at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 14, at the Creamery Arts Center. The Parnells operate Parnell Studios Pottery and Portraits in Springfield where they teach pastels and clay. Hue will conduct a raku demonstration, a type of Japanese pottery, and Marla will conduct a pastel demonstration. All proceeds go to support the programs of the Best of Missouri Hands.

Gillioz to host opera in mid-March

“La Traviata” is scheduled to show at the Gillioz Theatre Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. The opera, conducted by Amy Muchnick and directed by Jeff Carney, is originally set in the mid-1800s and tells the story of a love affair tangled with social pressures and death. Tickets are available and may be purchased at m, or by calling 417-863-9491.

By Karman Bowers The Standard

It’s finally the time we’ve all been waiting for … spring break. That glorious week off from classes where we’ll go to exotic places, meet interesting people and have many fabulous stories to tell. Or, for most of us, we’ll be bored at home not doing all that work we swore we’d catch up on over the break. Instead, we’ll be in our pajamas, on the couch and glued to the television. So if you aren’t going to catch up on all that work, why not catch up on something? Like all those TV shows you’ve been meaning to watch. Need some ideas?

“Game of Thrones”

Based on the series of books by George R. R. Martin, this show has everything from intrigue and betrayal, battles and backstabbing, and most importantly, dragons. If you haven’t watched “Game of Thrones” yet, now is the perfect time, as season three is set to air on HBO March 31.


A western set in space, this show from Joss Whedon was put to bed way before its time, but the fans of it have never let it truly die. It’s funny, dark and only has one season. So spend the day adventuring in space, and then top it off with the grand finale in the tie-in movie “Serenity.”

“Battlestar Galactica”

With a classic storyline of an old enemy, the Cylons, coming back to obliterate the humans, but one group of survivors remains to fight — the crew of the Galactica — this show will have you chanting, “one more episode…”

“Doctor Who”

A British television show born in the 1960s, “Doctor Who” tells the story of a man, simply called the Doctor, and his companions as they travel through space

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and time and ultimately end up saving the world. A lot.


A modern interpretation of the classic sleuth, this series only has two, three-episode seasons. But these are the most incredible six episodes of any type of murder mystery-esque show you’ll ever see.


Going into its eighth season, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied. “Dexter” tells the story of Dexter, a Miami Metro Homicide blood spatter analyst who has a deep, dark secret. With moral twists and turns and sinister villains, this show will have you shouting at your screen in disbelief.


If you haven’t watched it or heard of it (where have you been??) do it. Not much more to say with this one. But if you’re looking to spend your spring break a little more mellowed out on the couch, you could always go with a more comedic marathon. Some of my personal favorites include “Friends,” “Reno: 911” and “Scrubs.” There you have it, a few recommendations for a spring break TV DVD marathon. I know what I’m watching, what will you be watching?

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Hot spots like Padre Island and Panama City Beach will be packed this upcoming week with spring breakers getting smashed, laying out and bikini lovin’, but there are many more options that are better for you Camping and your pocketbook. After you have spent the day outdoors, continue to absorb nature Dogwood Canyon If you are staying in town for with camping. Affordable and fun, spring break, don’t discount what there are many different places to the Ozarks has to offer. Day trips are camp in the Ozarks. Busiek State Forest is located a great way to get away. Dogwood Canyon, located in Lampe, Mo., south of Springfield on Highway 65 south of Springfield, is a beautiful and is a great place to camp, as well nature park great for the active type. as hike. Camping permits are free, Dogwood Canyon has several but must be obtained from the Misdifferent specials and passes to souri Department of Conservation choose from, according to its web- (MDC) Southwest Regional Office Springfield. Visit site. Adventure passes are $44.95 in per day and cover walking, biking, for more infortram tours and more. If you arrive mation on what to do and where to after 1 p.m., the next camp. day is free, and if you

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Volunteering is also a great option for spring break; it’s free, and you can feel good about helping your community. Places like the Ozarks Food Harvest and Convoy of Hope have weekly schedules for volunteers. Check out for more local opportunities and times. Downstream Casino and Spring break is what you make Resort it. Personalize yours and affordably The cost? Whatever you enjoy spring break 2013.

The cure By Kelsie Nalley The Standard

for your hangover blues Water, water and more water

When drinking is in the game, plain water is a must. Drinking can cause dehydration, which can cause nausea and a pounding headache the morning after a night out. A tip to help with this vicious cycle is to order a glass of water with your drink to help replace lost fluids. But if nothing else, at least try to drink a couple glasses of water before going to bed.

With spring break right around the corner, the goal of the week should be to relax, to spend time with your friends and to forget about the piles of homework waiting for you at home. But is going out really worth spending the next day in bed with a pounding headache, feeling sick to your stomach? Here are some remedies that may help reduce those symptoms a hangover can bring. Eat carbs The tired and irritable feeling hangovers can bring is Eat before you go out caused by your blood sugar levels being down. Eating carbs Late night Taco Bell isn’t what’s going to cure your hang- like crackers or bread after drinking heavily can help bring over. What you eat before you go out can help determine how these levels back up and help you to not feel so sick. sick you feel the next day. Food can slow down the absorption of alcohol, so the more food you have in your system, the Pain medication longer it will take for the alcohol to reach your bloodstream, Taking a dose of Advil or Tylenol before bed can help enabling you to stay sober longer. with hangover headaches and other pains you may feel throughout your body after a long night of drinking.

No Chug! Chug! Chugging!

Your body metabolizes a drink in about 60 minutes, so try to limit your drinks to one per hour. Chugging six beers in a row will only make you feel sick and cause you to become intoxicated too quickly for you to be able to enjoy the rest of your night.

No more alcohol

The answer to curing a painful hangover is not to drink more alcohol. Drinking more as soon as you wake up will only numb the pain for a while. The hangover will only end up being worse and lasting longer.


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A fond farewell

Downing and Pickens play in last home game


Men’s basketball (10-21, 7-11 MVC) Wednesday, Feb. 27 Missouri State 25 25 - 50 Illinois State 43 43 - 86

Saturday, March 2 Missouri State 31 33 - 64 Bradley 25 31 - 56 Women’s basketball (14-15, 6-11 MVC) Friday, March 1 Missouri State 31 32 - 63 Indiana State 28 43 - 71 Sunday, March 3 Missouri State 15 45 - 60 Illinois State 47 34 - 81 Baseball (7-2, 0-0 MVC) Friday, March 1 N. Western St. 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 3 Missouri State 3 6 2 0 0 0 2 1 x - 14 Saturday, March 2 N. Western St. 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 5 - 11 Missouri State 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 3 Sunday, March 3 N. Western St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 Missouri State 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 x - 5 Men’s golf Monday, Feb. 25 Washington State/ 10th of 14 Snowman Getaway Tuesday, Feb. 26 Washington State/ 8th of 14 Snowman Getaway Women’s golf Tuesday, Feb. 26 Islander Classic 3rd of 12


Tuesday, March 5

Baseball, 4 p.m. at Oklahoma State Women’s golf, TBA, Islander Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas

Thursday, March 7

Men’s swimming & diving, all day, MAC Championships in Carbondale, Ill. Softball, 2 p.m. at Southeast Missouri State Softball, 4 p.m. at Southeast Missouri State

Men’s basketball, 8:30 p.m., Arch Madness vs. Southern Illinois in St. Louis

Friday, March 8

Men’s swimming & diving, all day, MAC Championships in Carbondale, Ill. Women’s track & field, 10 a.m., NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Baseball, 3 p.m. at home vs. Northwestern

Women’s golf, 3 p.m., Rio Verde Invitational in Rio Verde, Ariz.

Men’s basketball, 6:05 p.m., Arch Madness quarterfinals in St. Louis, Mo. (If the team wins Thursday)

Saturday, March 9

Men’s swimming & diving, all day, MAC Championships in Carbondale, Ill. Women’s golf, 10 a.m., Rio Verde Invitational in Rio Verde, Ariz. Women’s track & field, 10 a.m., NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Baseball, 2 p.m. at home vs. Northwestern State

Men’s soccer, 1:30 p.m vs. Drake in Liberty, Mo.

Women’s basketball, 2:08 p.m. at home vs. Wichita State Men’s basketball 4:05 p.m., Arch Madness semifinals in St. Louis, Mo. (If the team wins Friday)

Men’s soccer, 4:30 p.m at William Jewell

Sunday, March 10

Women’s golf, 10 a.m., Rio Verde Invitational in Rio Verde, Ariz. Baseball, 1 p.m., at home vs. Northwestern

Men’s basketball, 1:05 p.m., Arch Madness Championship in St. Louis, Mo. (If the team wins Saturday)

Monday, March 11

Men’s golf, TBA, Argent Financial Classic in Choudrant, La.

Swimming & diving, all day, NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Championships in Houston, Texas


Two Bears to compete at track & field championships

Track and field standouts Althia Maximilien and Kimsue Grant are headed to the NCAA Indoor Championships. Maximilien will compete in the 400-meter dash and Grant will compete in the triple jump March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Missouri State overcame a slow start and held off a late surge by Bradley to secure a 64-56 victory at JQH Arena on Saturday, March 2. Senior guard Anthony Downing and junior forward Keith Pickens combined for 23 points as they each played in their final home game as a Bear. Pickens announced that he will be retiring from the team after the conclusion of the season on Friday, March 1. “Our theme tonight was play for someone else, in particular, for Pickens and Downing,” head coach Paul Lusk said. “To get the win for those guys tonight was special.” Missouri State began the game with a scoring drought and quickly fell behind 90, but sophomore forward Christian Kirk finally put the Bears on the board with a short jump shot. ThirLusk ty seconds later, junior guard Nathan Scheer knocked down a threepointer to pull the Bears within 9-5. The Bears were able to grab a lead with 9:16 remaining in the first half when Kirk made one of two free throws. Upon Kirk’s miss on his second free throw, Pickens was able to score on a rebound to put the Bears up 14-11. From that point, Missouri State was able to pull away and led by as many as 10 points. Freshman guard Marcus Marshall scored five of his 11 points in the last six minutes of the first half, and Pickens added four of his eight points in that span to give the Bears a 31-25 lead Steph Anderson/THE STANDARD at the half. Missouri State kept the momentum Missouri State senior guard Anthony Downing exits JQH Arena after his last home game as a Bear when the second half began. Downing on Saturday, March 2. hit two three-pointers within the first five minutes, one of which was a difficult bank shot from the far corner, and the Bears found themselves ahead 4229. “I didn’t shoot really well in the first half, but I came out in the second half and made some good plays for us,” Downing said. “When I hit that bank shot, the hole opened up for me and I hit my next couple of shots.” Missouri State’s largest lead of the game was 15 points. Another jumper by Downing put MSU up 44-29 with 13:12 remaining in the game. MSU’s lead stayed at double digits until the Braves were able to trim it to nine with 6:07 remaining. Over the next four minutes, the Braves went on a 9-2 run to pull within 58-56. Missouri State missed four shots during Bradley’s scoring run, and Pickens fouled out with 5:34 remaining to Steph Anderson/THE STANDARD Steph Anderson/THE STANDARD end his final home game in a Bears uniMissouri State junior forward Keith Pickens tears up Missouri State senior guard Anthony form. He walked off the court to a before the men’s basketball game on Saturday, March 2, Downing goes up for a basket against at JQH Arena. Bradley on Saturday, March 2. u See SENIOR page 7

Baseball postpones home series Wintry weather forces games south to Conway, Arkansas By Sam Holzer The Standard

After going 2-1 against Northwestern State this weekend, the Missouri State baseball Bears are now 7-2 on the season. The Bears’ 7-2 record marks their best start since 2008. So far, head coach Keith Guttin doesn’t have too much to complain about. “I like it,” Guttin said. “I think our prescription for success has been good starting pitching. We’ve played well defensively, and our back-end of our bullpen has been very good. We’ve had some timely hitting, which has given us a good start. And I think our offense is going to continue to improve.” Solid starting pitching was definitely the key to success this past weekend, with the two wins being highlighted by strong 6-inning performances by Nick Petree and Jonathan Harris. The loss on Saturday, March 2, saw the Bears give up 11 runs to Northwestern State, while racking up 4 total team errors. The strong start to this season is one that the Bears haven’t enjoyed in years past. It’s a first in the career of senior pitcher Grant Gordon.

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Field crew worker Derek Edwards spreads calcined clay, a moisture absorber for athletic fields, onto Hammons Field on Friday, March 1. All three Missouri State baseball games this weekend were moved to Conway, Ark., because of weather and poor field conditions.

“We’ve never been a quick starting team,” Gordon said. “So it’s good to have a team that gets off to a good start with all the hype we’ve had and hopefully we can keep it going.” The team did, however, have to

make a few adjustments when playing Northwestern State this weekend. The games were originally scheduled to be played at home at Hammons Field. But weather forced the games to be moved to Conway, Ark., at the University of

Central Arkansas’ Bear Stadium. Although it was a little different from the norm, the team didn’t let it affect them. “The team will adjust. All they

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Ice Bears aren’t just a team, they’re a family

When I was a kid, I used to think that I would one day play professional sports. I would run through imaginary would-be tacklers in my backyard and score game-winning touchdowns every day after school. I was so confident in my Hall of Fame stats in my backyard, I figured that my amazing talents would transfer over when I got to high school. But on the first day of freshman football practice, I got laid out on a punt return. It was like a scene out of Charlie Brown — the tackler hit me and my body flew backwards (almost in a summersault-like fashion) and my back smacked the ground. At that moment, I quickly realized that my athleticism and talent would never make me a professional football player. At best, they would make me a beer-league softball captain. Yet, when one door closes another one opens, and for me, that door was sports journalism. During my career as a sports journalist, I have come across many great people. I have covered men and women’s golf, track and field, football, field hockey, volleyball and handball, and all of the coaches and players could not have been nicer to me. But even though I had good relationships with those coaches and athletes, I never really felt a part of those teams or those sports. When fans think of football, they think of the great football writer, Peter King; if you think of baseball, you think of Buster Olney. I love writing about all different sports and athletes, but I have always wanted to be an actual part of a team and I have never felt that until I wrote my first game story

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for the Ice Bears. Notice I wrote GAME STORY and not PREVIEW. When I wrote the team preview in September, I got the pleasure of meeting firstyear head coach, Bob Bucher, who greeted me with the same stern scowl that he has in his profile picture in The Standard. Although he spoke softly and gave me great answers during the first interview, he intimidated me so much that I cut the interview short. I had 10 questions written in my notebook, and I only mustered up enough courage to ask him six. But with each passing interview, Bucher frightened me less and less. We became so comfortable working together that postgame interviews didn’t even feel like interviews — they felt like conversations I was having with a friend … that I just so happened to be recording and taking notes on. The level of comfort didn’t stop with Bucher, it extended to the entire team. After every home game, I would leave my seat and just walk back to the locker room like I was a hockey player myself. I would greet players with a “good job, boys” and then ask for three or four of them for an interview, if Bucher hadn’t already done so already. These young men had every u See HOCKEY page 8

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Missouri State junior forward Keith Pickens (right) gets set for a rebound against Bradley on Saturday, March 2, at JQH Arena. Pickens announced prior to Saturday’s game that he will be retiring from the sport of basketball at the end of the season due to chronic knee pain.


Continued from page 6 standing ovation from the fans and a big reception by his coaches and teammates. “I was a little upset that I fouled out, but it was nice to see the standing ovation from the fans,” Pickens said. Pickens played three seasons for MSU. He scored 435 total points

while registering over 1800 minutes. On the defensive end, he recorded 56 steals and 44 blocks, the most of all current tenured Bears. The Bears halted Bradley’s momentum when Scheer hit his third three-pointer to put the Bears ahead 61-56 with 1:40 remaining. Freshman forward Gavin Thurman made a jump shot with 47 seconds left and later added a free throw to put the game away for good.

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Downing also exited the game to a standing ovation from the fans with a minute remaining. He finished the game with 15 points and was a key piece to the night’s victory. “I’m glad that we could finish Senior Night with a win. It means a lot to me,” Downing said. “I have a lot of love for the program and a lot of respect for the fans. It feels good to go out a winner.” Downing made the most of his two seasons at MSU. He is the team


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leader in minutes played with 2,033. He also has scored 794 points, averaging 12.6 points per game. The Bears’ regular season has ended and next up for the team is the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Missouri State finished seventh in the conference, so it will have to compete in the play-in round for the right to continue in the tournament. MSU will play Southern Illinois on March 7, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

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Barbados sprinter takes MSU by storm this season By Mike Ursery The Standard

Sprinter Shavonne Husbands may only be a freshman, but she has already made an impression on her teammates. Ever since her first event at the ASU Kickoff Classic in Jonesboro, Ark., Husbands has been leaving her mark on Missouri State, as well as the Missouri Valley Conference. “She’s determined, and I like that about her,” junior sprinter Pernell Joseph said. “For coming here as a freshman and running so well, she’s going to be a really good athlete, and I’m proud of her.” Joseph and the rest of the team have good reason to be proud of Husbands. Not only has she started winning events right away, she has also tied a school record. At the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., Husbands tied a Missouri State record in the 200-meter dash (23.97) set by Camille Clark in 2000. “I was quite shocked,” Husbands said. “It was the first time I broke the 24-second barrier. I was really excited.” Husbands is from St. Philip, Barbados. Her main reason for coming to Missouri State was head track and field coach Ronald Boyce, who is also from Barbados, as well as sophomore Althia Maximilien. “I have a fellow countryman here,” Husbands said. “(Maximilien) is improving and has changed her times. I thought (Boyce) could


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do is get off the bus and play,” Guttin said. “We needed to play; we can’t sit. Your team’s playing, so you need to keep a rhythm going. You’ve got to get your pitchers work. So it was critical that we found a place and we were able to get these three games in.” Gordon was on the same page as Guttin, as he said he also believes that being flexible with schedules shouldn’t affect the outcome of the actual game. “It’s kinda interesting. I’ve never had this happen before,” Gordon said. “We just gotta play the game

do the same for me, and I know he will.” Boyce has known Husbands since she was 11 years old. Along with watching her grow up, he has been able to watch her display her talent in competitive track. “I had absolutely no doubt that she could compete at this level,” Boyce said. “This is one that we had been waiting on for a long time.” Husbands’ résumé extends as far back as 2006, when she competed at the Caribbean Union of Teachers Championships in Husbands Vieux-Fort, St. Lucia. She won bronze medals in the 100-meter dash and the 200meter dash. In 2008, Husbands returned to the CUT Championships in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. This time, Husbands took gold in the 200meter dash along with a bronze medal in the 100-meter dash. Husbands also competed in the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships in 2008, where she won gold medals in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Hubands’ efforts led to an invite to the Caribbean Free Trade Association Games in 2010, at the Cayman Islands. The CARIFTA Games are said to be “on par with the World

Championships,” according to the International Association of Athletics Federations, and have had such participants as world record holders Usain Bolt and Darrel Brown. At the 2010 CARIFTA Games, Husbands won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash. She also won a bronze medal in the 200-meter dash. On top of making an impression with her athletic ability, Husbands is also excelling in academics. She already has made the 2012-2013 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. She is interested in architecture, and she has chosen construction management as her major. “I originally wanted to do architecture, but there is not an architecture program here,” she said. “That was the closest thing to architecture here.” The athletic performance displayed by Husbands this season has placed her at the top of her class in the Missouri Valley Conference. Boyce said that Husbands has what it takes to go well beyond the NCAA level. “The young lady has potential, and she has done a terrific job,” Boyce said. “As long as she stays healthy, she will reign supreme at this level.” Husbands recently competed at the Arkansas Final Qualifier on March 1, in Fayetteville, Ark. She ran the 200-meter dash (24.15) and placed fifth. She, along with the rest of the track and field team, will travel to Tulsa, Okla. for the Tulsa Relays on March 15 and 16.

Home opener Friday, 3 p.m. whatever time we have it. Nine innings regardless of where it’s at.” Although Guttin has been very pleased with a lot of players, he’d still like to see more contributions, particularly from the offensive side. “Petree and Schumacher have given us good starts. And Tyler Thompson has given us some good innings. So has our bullpen — Grant Gordon, Tyler Burgess, and Erik Shannahan,” Guttin said. “Offensively, it’s been six or seven guys. But we need nine or ten.” Freshman outfielder Tate Matheny feels good about the team’s play

so far and feels like they can make some noise in the MVC this season. “It’s been good. We’re getting a lot of quality at-bats from a lot of guys. And our pitching has been phenomenal so far,” Matheny said. “I think we can keep it up and we can really make a run at this thing.” The next game for MSU is today at 4 p.m. at Oklahoma State. The Bears return home to a full slate of games this weekend against Northwestern. They play at 3 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. All three games will be played at Hammons Field.

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Carson MacInnis and Blake Ryan celebrate a goal on Jan. 26.


Continued from page 7 right to be cocky after scoring 1020 goals a game, yet here they stood in front of me, passing the thanks and glory to each other and addressing their success in groups (offense, defense, special teams) instead of individuals. Throughout this season, I witnessed goal-scorers like Andy Draper and Jack Ryan, bodybruisers like Eric Aldag, Derek Bartsch and Blake Ryan, stone wall goaltenders like Justin Davis and Steve Lombardo and several others, have amazing games and all they would talk about was the support and effort of the entire team. Conducting interviews with these young men was a surreal feeling for me. These on-ice gladiators treated me with kindness, respect and made me feel like I was every bit apart of their team as they were … and all I did was sit on my keister and type 500-word

summaries. What makes this team so great is that it’s not just a sport, it’s a family. The minute you walk into Mediacom Ice Park, you see a family-style community working the concession stands, the ticket booth and welcoming you to the game when you shuffle into the stands. You see total strangers high-fiving and hugging each other like cousins at a Christmas party, cheering for the team they love. You see the hilarity of the Bears’ Den, the student section of the Ice Park, shouting out clever cheers and going ballistic whenever the goal horn sounds. After a football or basketball game, everyone just leaves the stands. After an Ice Bears game, people stay after for post-game conversations with team manager Stan Melton, who will be more than happy to give you a hearty handshake and hello. They stay to give their Ice Bears a congrats and shake the coach’s hand. When you’re a fan of the Ice Bears, you’re not a fan; you’re part of the team.

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Inconsistent play plagues Lady Bears MSU loses games to Indiana, Illinois State over weekend, drops to 6-11 in MVC play By Sam Holzer The Standard

With a strong weekend of play, the Missouri State Lady Bears had a chance to help cement a first round bye in the MVC Tournament on March 14-17. But after falling 71-63 against Indiana State and after being walloped 81-60 by Illinois State this weekend, it’s all but certain that the Lady Bears will have to play in the first round. With the losses, MSU falls to 14-15 overall and 6-11 in MVC play. “This was very disappointing,” head coach Nyla Milleson said. “We had moments where we didn’t stay very tough, and we got back on our heels. This basketball team is a hard one to figure out some days.” Inconsistent play plagued the Lady Bears once again. They let an 11-point lead in the second half against Indiana State slip away, and fell behind by as much as 42 points at one point against Illinois State. They had to claw back all through the second half to bring the game to a 21-point loss. Milleson, however, is still

focusing on the positives after the hard losses. “I don’t think it was anything with a lack of effort. I thought even through all of that we still did not quit. We still continued to try to play hard. I thought we battled extremely hard the last 16 minutes.” Milleson said she believes that the Lady Bears learned lesMilleson sons that will help them in the future. “We could’ve quit. But we didn’t quit and we stayed together,” Milleson said. “I’m proud of our basketball team. As a team, but also as individuals, we’re learning some life lessons.” Another encouraging sign from this weekend was the return of senior forward Christiana Shorter, who should be ready for tournament play as well after battling various injuries. Shorter chipped in 9 points and 4 rebounds in 16 minutes of play against Indiana State,

Final home game When: 2:05 p.m., Saturday, March 9

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Against: Wichita State The team will then travel to St. Charles, Mo., on March 14

and had 13 points and 8 rebounds against Illinois State. With those rebounds, Shorter became the 4th player in MSU history and the 15th in MVC history to grab 900 career rebounds. Shorter also now ranks second in Missouri State history in free throws attempted over a career, passing Casey Garrison. “I thought Chris was pretty good,” Milleson said. “She had a pretty good weekend.” Junior guard Karly Buer also played well this past weekend, scoring a total of 27 points over the two games. The Lady Bears will return home this Saturday to play Wichita State at 2:05 p.m. at JQH Arena. It will be their last home game of the season. Steph Anderson/THE STANDARD They will then travel to St. Charles, Mo., for the MVC Missouri State freshman Tyonna Snow battles for the ball against Evansville on Saturday, Feb. 23, at JQH Arena. Tournament on March 14.

Women’s handball team takes first at nationals

By Andrew Shields For The Standard

Missouri State’s handball team needs to make room in its trophy case after taking the United States Handball Association National Collegiate Championships by storm at Arizona State University on Feb. 22. The women’s team took first in its division by scoring 2,223 points collectively, making this its 11th national championship title. The men were ranked fourth in their division with 1,861 points, and brought home a second

place finish overall for MSU out of 42 schools. Handball — a sport similar to racquetball in rules and penalties but with more focus on using both hands instead of a racket — has had a club team established at MSU since 1987. The team is coached by Tommy Burnett, an experienced handball player with a passion for the game and his team. “There’s a motto that I teach my team every year,” Burnett said. “The strength of the wolf is in the pack, and the strength of the pack is in

the wolf. Because of that, we have a really tight team concept.” In tournaments, the top six players of each division’s total points are added up for an overall score, which is then combined for a team total. Many of the players who attended the competition had only a year of formal handball training, some of them even less. According to sophomore Mikaila Mitchell, for many players this helps them improve substantially. “Two weeks after I joined the team, I went to my first

tournament and got second in the B bracket,” Mitchell said. “I had never been so tired in my life, but it was so rewarding.” Mitchell was joined in the women’s A bracket this year by sophomore Colleen McKay and junior Kelsey Haeger. McKay also competed in the Women’s 9-16 Open, taking second place. While competitions in handball are usually completed by individuals, when one person competes they are supported by the entire team from the practice courts all the way to the very last

match. Generally the more experienced players work with the new players to help them prepare for the level of competition that they will face in tournaments. “When you’re teaching someone technique, you’re also learning with them,” senior Scottie Moler said. “Overall, it makes everyone a better player.” For players like Mitchell, the support of others makes all the difference. “After my game, I was just so thankful that my team had all helped me to get

there,” Mitchell said. “I knew I couldn’t have gotten there without them being behind me the whole time.” The entire women’s team seemed to have banded together to turn the tournament around and bring home another first place trophy, Burnett said. “There came a time when the ladies kept reporting wins,” he said. “On Friday morning I stopped and said ‘You know, I think we’re going to win!’ I would like to say it was because of great coaching, but it’s not. It’s great players.”

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Eva Mozes Kor speaks to the Missouri State community at McDonald Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 26.


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could. “I was raised to be a nice girl; nice girls and boys don’t bite,” she said. During her first week in Auschwitz, she learned how it felt to be hungry due to the slight meals: breakfast was a cup of coffee, lunch was a bowl of cream of wheat-type liquid and dinner was a piece of bread that measured about 2 and a half inches in length. At one point, she encountered three children’s corpses lying on the dirty floor of the latrine, and it was then that she realized she would die there unless she did something. “Right then and there I made a silent pledge to do anything and everything within my power that Miriam and I shall not end up on that filthy latrine floor,” she said. Kor said she kept the image of her and Miriam’s liberation in mind, and it was key to her survival, even as Dr. Mengele began his cruel experiments on the twins. Throughout the duration of Dr. Mengele’s experimentations and injections of an unknown content, Kor became deathly ill with a fever, and Mengele is said to have examined her fever charts while laughingly saying, “Too bad

she is so young, she has only two weeks to live.” “I could not cope with the fact that in Auschwitz, they made me feel that I was nothing more than a living piece of meat,” she said. “But I refused to die.” While Kor eventually recovered from her fever, she said the only thing that separated the survivors of Auschwitz from the ones who were killed was the “unbelievable will to live.” “In Auschwitz, children see the world completely differently than teenagers or adults,” she explained. “I thought that the whole war was one big concentration camp, that everybody in the war lived like I did: in miserable conditions, without parents, surrounded by Nazi guards.” After their release from the death camp, Kor said her first taste of freedom from her liberators tasted of chocolate, cookies and hugs. Kor and her sister did not speak of any of the events during their time in Auschwitz until 1985. Miriam suffered from many kidney infections after the war ended, and, following the birth of her third child in 1981, her health took a turn for the worse. Her kidneys failed in 1987, and she developed a rare form of cancer,

which Kor believes was a result of Mengele’s many injections. She passed away on June 6, 1993. In August of 1993, Kor met with a former Nazi doctor by the name of Hans Münch and

“Forgiveness is nothing more or less than self-healing, self-liberation and selfempowerment,” she said. “Forgiveness is the seed for peace.” Senior speech pathology major Cassidy Whitener said Kor’s speech was extremely inspirational. I thought that the whole war “Everything she was one big concentration camp, that everybody lived like said really hit home. Just hearing her story I did: in miserable is unbelievable,” conditions,without parents, Whitener said. surrounded by Nazi guards. Freshman psychology major Daina — Eva Mozes Kor Gramm said Kor Holocaust survivor needs to come back to speak at MSU again soon. spoke with him about the “She’s amazing, there’s events that occurred at nothing that woman cannot Auschwitz while he described do,” she said. “I like the way the nightmare that was his she emphasized the fact that it memory of his actions, which doesn’t matter who the perpehe had to live with daily. trator is … it’s up to you not to After he signed a docu- be a victim anymore. It’s up to ment that would help her you to stand up, pull the bootprove the existence of the gas straps up and do what you chambers, she spent 10 long need to do.” months trying to come up with Kor currently manages the a way to thank him until she C.A.N.D.L.E.S. — Children finally decided on a letter of of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly forgiveness. Lab Experiments Survivors — Kor came to Missouri State Museum, which is dedicated with three main lessons that to educating students and the she has taken from her life public about the Holocaust experiences: Never give up on and the power of forgiveness. yourself or your dreams, never To read more about her judge others by their looks but story and the museum, visit by the content of their charac- http://www.candlesholocaustter and forgive.

referendum, the Springfield city charter requires that a list of signatures from qualified electors, equal in number to 10 percent of the voters in the last municipal election, be collected and submitted to the city clerk within 30 days of enactment by the council. According to Greene County voting records, this would require 2,114 signatures to be collected by March 27. This would allow those opposed to request that the bill be repealed, or put to a vote of the electors. Tom Cederblom, pastor at Calvary Temple, is in support of Walmart’s proposal, which involves the rezoning of the land that the church currently occupies. Cederblom said in an interview that he was concerned about the referendum, but that he believed that the people of Springfield “will see the referendum for what it is ... an attempt by anti-Walmart folks to keep us from selling our property.” He said that the rezoning meant that they could now build a new church — one that “will meet the needs of our congregation of 250 people and the community that we are a part of.” A recurring topic at the initial Feb. 11 council meeting was the disrepair that Calvary Temple is in, and several in attendance

said they thought of it as an eyesore. One of the main concerns from the opposition has been that having a Walmart so close to downtown Springfield may have negative effects on local businesses. The proposed site for the store is roughly a mile south of downtown, and the closest Walmart currently open is just under three miles southeast of downtown, on Glenstone Avenue. Price Cutter CEO Erick Taylor has publicly stated that the Bistro Market, a downtown grocery store operated by Price Cutter, would close if the new Walmart was built, and that several Price Cutter locations may close as well. Taylor said in a January press conference, “What I am afraid of is Walmart destroying downtown Springfield.” An amendment suggested during the Feb. 11 council meeting and finalized in the bill presented at the Feb. 25 meeting ensures that a portion of the land outlined in the zoning plans remains a “no-build zone.” The amendment is intended to ensure that Walmart will not construct a gas station or similar building on the area. The approval of the plans means that the new Walmart will become the tenth Walmart in Springfield, and the fifth in the Neighborhood Market chain, which are smaller in size and function mostly as grocery stores with some pharmacy, periodicals and toiletry products available for customers.

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Student jumps from 2nd floor of Monroe

English Language Institute student, Ahmed Hammad Aladim, flees room, claims people with guns were trying to kill him By Taylor Burns The Standard

A Missouri State student jumped from a second-story window at The Monroe residence hall, 1141 E. Monroe St., around 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, according to a Springfield police incident report by Officer J. Matthews. Ahmed Hammad Aladim, a 26-year-old English Language Institute student, jumped out of a window and then ran across the street to Taylor Health and Wellness Center, claiming there were people with guns in his room trying to kill him,

according to the police report. Aladim’s roommates heard him yelling from his room and from outside the building, according to the report. They said Aladim’s room was locked, and they later saw him running around on the street. Witnesses walking near the building saw Aladim running — saying people were trying to kill him — and called 911. Aladim was fighting MSU safety officers and was extremely agitated, which led police to believe he was under the influence of a con-

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trolled substance or suffering from a mental illness, according to the report. Sgt. Todd King of the Springfield Police Department’s MSU substation approves all campus reports. He said he was not at the scene on Feb. King 15 but was made fully aware of what happened. According to King, there was no evidence of drug use found either on Aladim’s person or in his residence. “We have nothing that tells us, medically, that he was on any type of substance,” King said. “That’s the most important part of it, is getting them medically treated.” Officers restrained Aladim — who was reportedly kicking, twisting, spitting and yelling in a foreign language — until he was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital.

A consensual search of Aladim’s room showed no evidence of a disturbance or drug use, according to police reports. Both roommates told police they had no knowledge of Aladim using drugs. “He did go to the hospital,” King said. “Because of his actions, what he was feeling and things like that, he was taken for treatment … to make sure he was OK.” King said he had no knowledge of Aladim’s medical results and did not expect further information on the report. “The only knowledge that we have, for sure, is that we had an individual that had exited his residence through the window, and felt he was being chased … and the officers had to get him some medical treatment,” said King. The officers present during the incident would not be able to speak on record, because of the nature of their assignment, according to King. “Normally that falls to me or some place higher than me,” King said. Mercy would not release results of Aladim’s health tests and Aladim did not return phone messages for comment on this story.


The Monroe residence hall was recently acquired by Missouri State University and is located at 1141 E. Monroe St. It was the site of an incident where a student jumped from a second-floor window around 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15., according to an incident report by Officer J. Matthews of the Springfield Police Department.

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Save yourself the last-minute hassle Make sure to check these items off your spring break to-do list before leaving home By Briana Simmons The Standard

Spring break means no classes and making memories on the sunfilled beach with friends. Start off your break the right way by checking out this list for all the spring break essentials:

worry about over break. Hotel information: Make sure your living arrangements are squared away so you won’t have any problems once you arrive. Transportation information: Figure out how you’re getting to your destination.

Safety first

Important documents (identifiAssignments: Homework is cation and credit cards): You must done and you have nothing to have these items with you, but, to

Before you leave

• deodorant • shaving cream

Depending on how you are traveling, you may or may not need to be on the safe side, make a copy of get these items once you arrive. Two of the most essential toithem and leave the originals letries for your trip are sunscreen behind. Make sure someone, either your and sunglasses. parents or a close friend, knows exactly where you will be for the For the beach Swimsuits … and plenty of break; provide them with your them! hotel address. Most spring break locations are on the beach, so the more swimToiletries suits you bring along, the more Basics options you’ll have to show off • toothbrush your beach bod. • toothpaste

Dressed and ready to party! • Swimsuit cover-ups • Tank tops • Light jackets • Shorts, jeans • Dresses • Tennis shoes, sandals, flip-flops • Undergarments

Don’t make packing for this year’s spring break harder than it has to be. Make a checklist, check it twice and then once more, and there’s no way you’ll forget anything for your trip.

Week brings awareness of severe weather Plan ahead of time for tornadoes, severe weather to avoid suprises By Linde Underwood For The Standard

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state of Missouri, and with tornado season right around the corner, it’s best to be prepared for any severe weather situation, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist. “As we get into the month of March, and especially April and May, that’s when we really start to get into the heart of severe

weather season across the Ozarks,” said Andy Boxell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “It’s important for folks to be aware of the weather situation and have a plan in place ahead of time.” When planning for severe weather, people should think about where they are on a regular basis, Boxell said. “What if you’re out shopping at Walmart?” Boxell said. “Where would you go in the event of severe weather?”

The best place for people to go in the event of a tornado is a basement, but if a basement is not available, get to an interior room on the lowest floor of your house, he said. “You want to put as many walls between you and that tornado as you possibly can,” Boxell said. “It’s important to keep in mind that most people who are injured or even killed during tornados are killed by the debris, not the wind itself. Anything that they can do — blankets, mattresses to cover

themselves … that’s going to be the best thing they can do.” However, many people do not take the time to properly prepare for storm situations before storms happen, said Dale Moore, public information officer for the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management. “Nobody worries about the storms until the tornado sirens start blowing,” he said. “Then it’s ‘what do you do?’ I think the one thing that people need to do, to spend more time at, is thinking about being prepared. If there were a tornado warning, what would I do? Where would I go? Where would my family go? And how would we take

care of and protect ourselves?” People should also have a disaster kit prepared in the case of an emergency, according to K. Nigel Holderby, the chief communications officer of the Southern Missouri Region of the American Red Cross. “Basically, that is putting all of the things that you know that you would need if you were evacuated from your dorm or from your apartment,” Holderby said. The kit should also include medicines, insurance cards, flashlights, canned foods, water and “the things that you know you wouldn’t be able to replace,” she said. Students living in the dorms on campus should ask

their resident assistants to know what to do in the case of an emergency as all residence halls on campus have tornado plans. If students can’t get to a basement or interior room, they should get into the hallways to at least avoid the glass from the windows, Boxell said. “Anytime you hear those sirens go off, that’s a sign that a warning has been issued for your area, and at that point, the best thing for you to do is to put your plan in place,” Boxell said. For more information on tornado procedures at Missouri State, visit MSU’s Safety and Transportation page on the MSU website at fetran.


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