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The Collaborative Diversity Conference, which seeks to bring people together and build a strong network and community for the support of diversity, will feature panels in the Plaster Student Union on April 18 and 19. For a conference schedule, visit nference/Overview.htm.

By Nicolette Martin The Standard

Collaborative Diversity Conference to be April 18, 19

Facebook administrators could be liable for page content Administrators of recently popular Facebook pages could be held legally responsible for the pages’

anonymous submissions, according to a Missouri State media law professor. Missouri State Secret Admirers is a Facebook page that was created March 31 and has gathered more

than 4,600 “likes” in its short Internet lifetime. A statement like “I don’t know her name, but to the girl that asked to borrow my pencil sharpener in the basement of Meyer earlier, you were very cute and I wish I would have at least got your name” may sound like a missed connections post on

Craigslist, but instead, it was the first post on the page. Tyler Briggs, a freshman accounting major, said he created the page after he saw similar pages from other schools become popular in a short amount of time. “I actually saw one from

another school being made and had been made a few hours before I made ours and I saw that it had over a hundred likes,” Briggs said. “So I decided I’d make one for Missouri State and it seemed to be quite the success at first.”

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MSU signs first international dual credit agreement

The first international students to take dual credit courses from Missouri State University are eight high school students from The American School of Vietnam, according to an April 9 news release. Steve Robinette, associate vice president of international programs, and Lee M. Yoder, head of The American School of Vietnam, worked to develop the partnership.

MSU Relay For Life will be April 19

The Relay For Life of MSU-All Collegiate (Missouri State, Drury, OTC and Evangel) will be heldfrom 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, to 7 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Plaster Sports Complex According to the event’s website, 748 participants on 54 teams have raised $27,855.71.

The Standard names next editor-in-chief

Nicolette Martin, current news editor of The Standard, has been named the paper’s editor-in-chief for the 2013-2014 school year. Martin is a senior print and Internet journalism major from Kansas City, Mo., and has been a member of The Standard staff since April 2012. She will take over duties of the EIC on May 18.

Calendar Tuesday, April 16

Refund Deadline — Second Block Classes at 25 Percent Credit/Refund, all day Study Away 101 Information Session, 3-4 p.m., PSU 315B

Horticulture Club General Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m., Karls Hall 230 Student Activities Council Meeting, 4-5 p.m., PSU 313

Wednesday, April 17 Career Panel: How to Prepare Students for the Workforce While in College (DAR School of Agriculture), 9-9:50 a.m., PSU 313 Career Panel: How to Prepare Students for the Workforce While in College (College of Natural & Applied Sciences), 10:30-11:20 a.m., PSU 313 Societal Issues and Community Services Fair, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Strong Hall Atrium

Career Panel: How to Stand Out in Your Job Search if You’re a Business Student, 12-12:50 p.m., PSU 313 Career Panel: Careers in Kinesiology, 1:30-2:20 p.m., PSU 313

Career Panel: Liberal Arts — The Skills, Not the Degree, 3-3:50 p.m., PSU 313

Thursday, April 18

Collaborative Diversity Conference: Engaging 21st Century Paradigms of Inclusion, TBA, PSU

Students for a Sustainable Future General Meeting, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Temple Hall 105

Friday, April 19 Day of Silence, all day

Collaborative Diversity Conference: Engaging 21st Century Paradigms of Inclusion, TBA, PSU

Monday, April 22 Greek Week, all day

Asian American Pacific Islander Organization Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., PSU 312

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Hello, Harper! Kellie Harper laughs with fans after she was announced Missouri State’s new women’s basketball coach on Wednesday, April 10.

New Lady Bears head coach ‘just the beginning’ of what’s in store for basketball program

By Sam Holzer The Standard

The decision to hire former North Carolina State head coach Kellie Harper to coach the Lady Bears is just the beginning of what’s in store for the program this year, according to Missouri State President Clif Smart. “A new ticket policy will be announced soon, followed by a new marketing approach,” Smart said. Athletic Director Kyle Moats expanded on the ticket policy, but he said he was unable to go into great detail.

“We promised to review and re-invent the ticket packages for the Lady Bears and we’re doing exactly that,” Moats said. “We should be able to roll out all the details within the next week and start taking orders soon thereafter. “I’ll whet your appetite by telling you this: the vast majority of lower-level season tickets will cost $120 without a seat assessment. These tickets were $259 last year.” Moats said that more information about the change in ticket prices for JQH Arena will be released this week. Kellie Harper will be the seventh head coach in the history of the Lady Bears basketball pro-

gram and has previous head coaching experience with North Carolina State and Western Carolina. She also played collegiately under Pat Summitt at Tennessee. Missouri State has hired a coach with an unquestioned winning pedigree. In 18 seasons as a head coach, assistant coach and player, Harper has made it to the postseason 15 times. As a player, she was part of three consecutive NCAA championship teams. “I always thought we would be hiring an excellent coach. I frankly never thought we

Walmart opposition forces Council action 250 additional signatures acquired for petition

MSU student near victim of purse snatching By Megan Gates The Standard

By Trevor Mitchell The Standard

The opposition to the proposed Walmart Neighborhood Market near Campbell Avenue and Grand Street may have failed in its first referendum attempt, but according to the City Clerk’s Office, Walmart’s opposition has turned in a second petition with enough names to force action by the Springfield City Council. According to Stand Up To Walmart’s Facebook page, the group received more than 250 additional

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Stand Up To Walmart, a Walmart opposition group, resubmitted a petition to city council with more than 250 additional signatures.

names — nearly 200 more than the 43 signatures the petition was originally lacking. The City Clerk’s Office had five days to

look over the petition, but declared it certified within a few hours. The first petition, presented to the City Clerk’s Office on March 25, had

2,390 signatures, according to a news release from the office. That number well exceeded the u See WALMART page 14

A Missouri State student’s purse was almost snatched April 8 by another woman while walking near Hammons House, according to a Department of Safety and Transportation crime alert issued April 9. The two suspects in the crime are still at large as of The Standard’s press time. Around 11 p.m., a woman, an MSU student who was not named in the alert, was walking with a friend near Hammons House on Harrison Street when they were approached by two women in a white Pontiac G6, the alert said. A blonde woman in the passenger seat of the car asked the victim to make a phone call for u See PURSE page 13

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Pseudoephedrine could require prescription Springfield City Council considers ordinance aimed at making it harder to manufacture methamphetamine By Taylor Burns The Standard

Springfield City Council members are considering an ordinance that will require a prescription for the sale of any medicine containing pseudoephedrine this spring. The legislation, sponsored by Councilman Jeff Seifried, was introduced as an effort to stop the manufacturing of methamphetamine in the city, according to a news release on the city’s website. Though the ordinance has yet to be reviewed by the full council, a committee chaired by Councilwoman Cindy Rushefsky has discussed the language, and the majority were in support of the ordinance at the April 2 meeting, according to Rushefsky. At the committee meeting, Councilman Doug Burlison was the only opposing vote for the ordinance, according to Rushefsky. She called Burlison’s vote “very incharacter.” “People can certainly change

their minds,” Rushefsky said. “We still have to wait for the legal department to draft the bill.” Rushefsky predicted the next committee meeting or public council hearing will be in mid-May. Chief Paul Williams of the Springfield Police Department said his department is in total support of the ordinance. “Missouri has been the number one state in meth lab busts for a long time,” Williams said. “Springfield-Greene County area has always been in the top two or three areas in the state for methamphetamine.” Williams said that the most essential ingredient in methamphetamine is pseudoephedrine. “If you don’t have pseudoephedrine, you can’t make Madeline Carter/THE STANDARD methamphetamine,” Williams said. “My idea is to support this and it Krista Curtis, a sophomore entertainment management major, shops for allergy medicine. would virtually eliminate the num- A Springfield ordinance could require a prescription for medicine containing pseudoephedrine. ber of labs.” A reduction of meth production drug, according to Williams. city limits, 70 other municipalities, reduction in meth. would also lead to reductions in Williams said though the restric- or counties, in Missouri have passed u See ORDINANCE page 13 health care costs associated with the tion would only apply within the similar restrictions and have seen

Irregular classroom temperatures ‘hurt productivity’

Energy-conscious MSU debates when to turn on AC By Amber Duran The Standard

With finicky spring temperatures playing hide and seek on us this month, various campus buildings are experiencing extreme variances in temperature. Michael Borich, a per course faculty member for the Media, Journalism, and Film Department, said that irregular classroom temperatures hurt productivity in his classes that are held in Craig Hall. “It was so cold in our classroom, we had to move to the class next door,” Borich said. “But that room was so freaking hot, my students were dropping like flies.” Borich said that he wanders the halls in Craig just in search of a comfortable classroom. “It messes everyone up when you can’t be

comfortable,” Borich said. “For all the money (students) pay, you would expect a comfortable classroom.” Bob Eckels, director of facilities management, said that he can only address issues that he is aware of and that he was unaware of these irregularities in Craig. “This time of year is always a contentious time,” Eckels said “We rely on the deans, vice presidents or administrators of each building to let us know when they need to start using air conditioning.” According to Eckels, the facilities management department has, in the past, transitioned the buildings from the heating to cooling mode when the temperatures consistently reach highs of approximately 70 degrees. “We have developed historical temperature data which indicates these temperatures are normally reached mid-to-late April,” he said, “but this year’s temperatures have been atypical.” “The extended weather forecast will be evaluated through the month of April; if the temperatures are varying from the 5-year u See AC page 13

Easy ways to conserve energy • Ask your landlord to caulk and weather-strip around windows and door frames • Install a programmable thermostat • Always turn off your lights when leaving a room • Make sure all vents are clear of any furniture or rugs to improve airflow • Use a power strip as a central turn off point for electronics, video games and computers when not in use • Close shades and drapes to keep out the heat of the summer sun • Run the dishwasher with a full load and use the air-dry option if available • Look for Energy Star appliances • Repair leaky faucets • Take shorter showers — a 10 minute shower uses less water than a full bath • Replace five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with energy efficient ones • Print only what you need or don’t print at all • Wash your laundry with cold water and try to wash only full loads • Set your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees or lower

Source: Pilar Karlen, Missouri State energy manager


April 16, 2013

Gay marriage is inevitable

“I worry about the future of our city,” Rev. Phil Snider said on Aug. 13, 2012, at a hearing before the Springfield City Council, addressing a nondiscrimination ordinance. “Any accurate reading of the Bible should make it clear that gay rights goes against the plain truth of the word of God. As one preacher warns, man — in overstepping the boundary lines that God has drawn in making special rights for gays and lesbians — has taken another step in the direction of inviting the judgment of God upon our land.” Approximately two minutes later, Snider stumbles over his words (intertwining the words segregation with gay rights) and apologizes to the City Council for bringing the wrong notes with him. “I borrowed my argument from the wrong century,” he said as he was given a one-minute warning. “It turns out what I’ve been reading to you this whole time are direct quotes from white preachers from the 1950s and 1960s all in support of racial segregation. All I have done is simply take out the phrase ‘racial integration’ and substituted it with the phrase ‘gay rights’ ... I hope you will stand on the right side of history.” Although this video is nearly eight months old, the arguments that Snider made and the notion that people who don’t support gay marriage or gay rights are on the wrong side of history are extremely potent in a time when the

Nicolette Martin Columnist issue of gay rights is in the forefront of political discourse. The fact that it has taken us this long to approach the subject of equality is disappointing, and the amount of people who use arguments from the Bible as a reason why people with different lifestyles shouldn’t be treated as equal under the law is disheartening. As people argue that gay marriage would disrupt the sanctity of marriage, a word which we can’t simply redefine (even though the meanings of words change all the time as society progresses), it becomes more and more evident to me that religion plays too big a role in the daily functions of government in society. The word “marriage,” as those who consider themselves religious define it, shouldn’t even be in the discourse of government, and the sacrament it represents religiously shouldn’t be generalized to everyone who chooses to make a lifetime commitment to someone they love. Every couple’s (regardless of sex) lifetime commitment in the eyes of the

government should be recognized as a civil union, and every person should have the right to commit themselves to another person. “Marriage,” as the only word that apparently can’t change meaning in the 2,000 years society has been evolving, should be used strictly for religious purposes for couples who so choose. A shift in culture and the acceptance of gay “marriage” is inevitable. A Pew Research Center report published March 21 stated that the rise in support for same-sex marriage over the past decade is among the largest changes in public opinion on any policy issue over this time period. From 2001 to 2013, favor for allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally has increased from 35 percent to 49 percent. Likewise, opposition to allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally has decreased from 57 percent to 43 percent. As much as people say it, people will look back on this time the way (most of us) look back on Civil Rights issues — completely dumbfounded that people could ever believe that someone was inferior because of the color of their skin, or the people with whom they connect. No one is inferior because of who they love, and it’s about time for society to get over the notion that, like African Americans not so long ago, nobody is less of a person for simply being who they are.

This is the opinion of The Standard’s Editorial Board

Consider the pros of an athletic fee

Missouri State is considering implementing a student athletic fee, and even though some of us on the Editorial Board aren’t huge sports fans, we support the idea. According to Tim Godfrey’s article on page 6 of this week’s issue, President Clif Smart has met with student to discuss the renovations to Plaster Sports Complex, including improving the student section, redoing the turf on the field and renovating the track. And if you’ve ever spent time in the student section at Plaster, you know that these renovations are necessary to help improve the fan experience at Missouri State, and safety of the stadium. Yes, we know, the idea of paying more for college kind of sucks. But you know what would really suck? Watching the Pride Band fall through the student section bleachers at the 2013 season home opener, or some equally embarrassing and harmful scenario play out in the national media. Even worse, the track at the stadium is no longer considered up-to-par with NCAA standards, hindering our women’s track team by not being able to compete at home. Plaster Sports Complex has become a painful eyesore that we can’t afford to ignore any longer. It’s on the road to becoming unsafe for fans and it’s not up to snuff with NCAA regulations, something that is unacceptable for our student athletes who deserve better. Smart has said that the money to improve Plaster can’t be funded purely through private donations and university funds. We, the student body, are going to have to do our part. We sincerely hope that as the administration and the Student Government Association explore the idea of implementing a student athletic fee that you think about all of the pros and cons before voting it down during Homecoming Week of the 2013 fall semester.

What food item would you stick in the cow’s fistula?

Cartoon by Rachel Brown

Fruits and veggies 33.3%

Harper: ‘Thrilled to be your new basketball coach’ Hello Missouri State student body,

I want you to know that I am thrilled to be your new women's basketball coach. This is a privilege and I will work hard to put a team on the floor that you will want to watch and that you can be proud of. To borrow a line from coach

Norman Dale in the movie "Hoosiers" when addressing their student body, "THIS is your team." I hope that you will take ownership and we will see you at The Q this season. We hit the ground running last week, that's for sure. I was overwhelmed with the amount of support greeted my and smiling faces that and I. We've

couple of workouts on the court. I'm hoping to finalize my staff this week, and I've had several opportunities to promote our program on Lady radio and TV. Bears I also look forward to Coach becoming part of this campus community. I am outgoing and enjoy life, and I husband Jon hope to meet many of you already had a in the next few months.

Kellie Harper

Academic Advisement Council here to help

By Academic Advisement Council For The Standard

While Missouri State's community often makes it feel like a small institution, it is actually quite large. As with any university its size, there are numerous academic policies and procedures to follow that many students find it difficult to know them all, much less respond appropriately. Your academic adviser serves as your navigator in traversing various academic policies, which is why it is so important to foster a good relationship with this individual. In addition, advisers can help you set personal and professional goals, think through big decisions, and guide you toward graduation. The Academic Advisement Council , AAC, is a group of faculty and staff members that works to improve the quality, consistency and accessibility of academic advisement on campus. When the members of the AAC asked ourselves how we could better inform students about academic advising, we

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Q: Should I see my adviser, even if I don't need an adviser release to register?

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April 16, 2013

Calendar Students promote campuswide green efforts Tuesday, April 16

The Textulator Challenge, 11 a.m.3 p.m., PSU, free Signing party for student book on Edgar Allan Poe, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Paw Prints Bookstore PSU, free World Voice Day Vocal Health Seminar, 4-5:30 p.m., Ellis Recital Hall, free Jazz Band Concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Wehr Band Hall, free

Noé Iniu, violinist, 7:30-9 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall, $20 (onstage seating)

Wednesday, April 17 Craft Night, 7-9 p.m., Glass Hall 262, free SWITCH - the Film that's Changing the Global Energy Conversation, 7-9 p.m., PSU Theater, free

“Menopause the Musical,” 8-10 p.m., Gillioz Theatre, $47.50-$67.50 Open dancing, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Savoy Ballroom, free

SAC Films Presents: “Bully,” 9-11 p.m., PSU Theater, free

Thursday, April 18

DIY Screenprinting, 7-9 p.m., Park Central Branch Library, free SAC Concerts Presents: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and 3OH!3, 7-11 p.m., JQH Arena, $25 for MSU students and $37 for public Jazz Studies Spring Concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall, free

Open dancing, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Savoy Ballroom, free

“Menopause The Musical,” 8-10 p.m., Gillioz Theatre, $47.50-$67.50

Friday, April 19

Day of Silence, all day, entire campus, free

Fashion and Interior Design Department Preview Day Workshop, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Park Central Office Building Room 300, $15

environmental issues such as climate change, Ecopalooza gives everyone a chance to make a change while having some fun. Kara Andres, junior wildlife By Briana Simmons biology major and SSF secretary, The Standard said she got involved with SSF durThe only environmental organi- ing her freshman year because it zation at Missouri State, Students was the only environmental group for a Sustainable Future, hosted its on campus. As SSF is still the only environannual spring event, Ecopalooza, mental organization on campus, on Friday, April 12. Ecopalooza is an alternatively they are attempting to make big powered, all-day event to raise changes here at the university. In fall 2011, an organizer of the awareness of environmental issues. Sierra Club — a And despite the national environchilly weather, mental group — and students gathered Students for a a founder of SSF at the North Mall Sustainable Future collaborated with Bear Paw for meet every Thursday at students and began yoga, live music, 4:30 p.m. in Temple making plans to cotton candy and 105. begin their Beyond games. Coal campaign. Evan Clark, Beyond Coal is a junior biology major and president of SSF, said campaign, created by the Sierra Ecopalooza can best be described Club, making efforts to eliminate as a big celebration of spring with coal and convert to 100 percent clean energy. good music all day. Many campuses, such as MisAlthough SSF focuses on big

Annual SSF event raises awareness

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Kolt Kendrick of Deep Fried Squirrel sings while Eric Mathewson plays fiddle during Ecopalooza on Friday, April 12, at the North Mall outside the Plaster Student Union.

souri University Science and Tech- students at the University of nology in Rolla, have committed to Columbia-Missouri to learn more the Beyond Coal efforts. about their Beyond Coal campaign. Missouri State’s SSF has been Clark says that SSF is something working on their campaign since u See ECO page 11 February 2012 after meeting with

Nom on or... Chow on that? this?

Free Community Cooking Class: Eating Healthy on a Budget, 45:30 p.m., Jordan Valley Community Health Center Classroom 1, free Magic Flute Pre-performance Lecture, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Ellis Recital Hall, free

Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m., Park Central Branch Library, free

MSU Opera Theater Presents Mozart's "The Magic Flute," 7:309 p.m., Ellis Hall 217B, free Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, 7-9:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall, $19

SAC Presents: Rock 'N Bowl, 7:30-10:30 p.m., PSU Level 1 Game Center, free Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., 306 South Ave., $10-$12

Saturday, April 20

Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., The Discovery Center, free

Discover 2013, 3-6 p.m., Springfield Expo Center, $10-$12 Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., 306 South Ave., $10-$12

Weird Al Yankovic, 8-10:30 p.m., Gillioz Theatre, $35

Sunday, April 21

Operazzi, 5-7 p.m., Creamery Art Center, free


Budweiser Clydesdales to visit Springfield

The famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be in Springfield on April 18, from 8-10 p.m. pulling their red beer wagon through the downtown area. Photo opportunities will be available as they stop at Bruno’s, Maria’s, Skinny Slims, Patton Alley Pub, Zan, Dice, Big Whiskey’s, Dublin’s Pass, the Gillioz, Nonna’s, St. Michael’s, Finnegan’s Wake, Ernie Biggs, Highlife, Outland, Boogie and the Bistro Market. The meet and greet is free for all who attend the event.

MSU 12th annual spring fashion show

Missouri State University’s Fashion Design students will showcase their own personal collections during their 12th Annual Spring Fashion Show at the Springfield Expo Center on April 20 from 3-6 p.m. This year the show is themed “Discover” and all of the garmets in the show will be critiqued by several judges that have experience in the professional fashion industry. Tickets cost $10-$12. For more information, contact Kelly Caldwell at 419-557-4764.

The PSU offers a variety of food choices, but which is the healthiest option for you?

Photo Illustration by Sarah Hiatt

By Peyson Shields The Standard

When we come to college, we think of classes, parties and finding that perfect someone. What we don’t think of is that inevitable, terrifying phrase “the freshman 15.” Life in college is different; you’re busy, tired and working to support your

beer budget. Eventually you find yourself skimping on the regular gym session and grabbing whatever is fast to eat, especially here on campus. The Plaster Student Union offers seven different restaurants to students and faculty to dine on during the busy school week. Each restaurant offers a different genre of food, but is it

How many calories do you need per day? http://www.choose

healthy? The answer is not everything on the menus would be considered healthy but you can still eat where you want, just with a

2,000mg sodium You save: 1,100 caloPanda Express ries; 55.5g fat; 810mg sodiEat this: Panda Bowl um with mixed veggies and Red Mango broccoli beef. Eat this: Mixed Berry 190 calories; 4.5g fat; Parfait. 1,190mg sodium 280 calories; 4.5g fat; Not this: Two-Entrée meal with chow mein, 38g sugar Not this: Spoonable orange chicken and sweet and sour chicken. u See FOOD page 11 1,290 calories; 60g fat; compromise.

‘The Good Body’ defines true beauty

Production brings important questions about women’s body image to light By Nicholas Simpson The Standard

It need not be said that western culture places a strong emphasis on image, with virtually every form of entertainment telling you how to dress, how to wear your hair and how to obtain that perfect body. The terrible reality of it all is that this crushing definition of beauty falls most heavily upon women. Springfield Contemporary Theatre is a nonprofit troupe dedicated to bringing issues such as these to the minds of local thinkers. Their recent production run at Canvas Art Gallery of “The Good Body,” written by Eve Ensler, author of “The Vagina Monologues,” places its focus on how women around Steph Anderson/THE STANDARD the world view the body in which “The Good Body,” written by Eve Ensler, was performed by the they live. The play — which finished its Springfield Contemporary Theatre, a nonprofit troupe.

run with its final production April 14 — examined the character Eve, portrayed by Missouri State graduate in theatre and dance Chelsea Russell. Eve has a problem, a big one: her stomach. Her efforts to rid her life of it introduces her to a number of different women with a myriad of different perspectives on their bodies from the editor-inchief of Cosmopolitan magazine to a lesbian piercing artist. “Everywhere I go, women seem to hate one particular part of their body,” Eve says in the opening moments of the play. “Whether it’s in Toran where women are smashing and remodeling their noses to look less Iranian, or in Beijing where they are breaking their legs and adding bone to be taller, or in Dallas where they are surgically whittling away at their feet so they can fit into their Manolo Blahniks and their Jimmy Choos.” The cast of seven women spent the entire hour and 20 minutes on the stage, silently contributing to each scene or taking the role of a u See BODY page 10

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Going barefoot for a day, students share initiatives Sophomore Katie Jones kicks off new club with all-day event By Kelsey Berry The Standard

If you see people walking around campus barefoot today, it’s not just a fashion statement. It’s a verbal statement saying, “I care about the social issues of my world today and I want to make a difference.” TOMS is hosting a global-wide event today called One Day Without Shoes. Participants walk around the entire day without shoes as a way to bring awareness to children’s health and education. TOMS were created by Blake Mycoskie in 2006 with a one-forone business model: “With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.” Every six months, TOMS goes back and replaces worn-out shoes, ensuring that the child has shoes for life. In 2011, TOMS began selling eyewear with the same model. For every eyewear purchase, TOMS now provides medical treatment, prescription glasses or sight-saving surgery to those in need. On March 19, sophomore Katie Jones started a new organization on Missouri State University’s campus called the TOMS Initiative Club after English professor Tracy Dalton sent out an email to the Office of Student Engagement proposing the idea. “I met with (Dalton), and it just kind of exploded from there,” Jones said. “TOMS really matches up with our public affairs mission and it’s just a great organization that Tracy and I felt like Missouri State needed to be a part of.” Jones said she plans to be barefoot everywhere on campus except the dining halls all day today. “I hope it opens up opportunities for me to be able to talk to people about TOMS and tell them about the | 5

‘Trance’ will take you to the unknown Imagine yourself in a dark, quiet theater. Those annoying commercials have just finished playing and the anticipation builds. You are about to watch Danny Boyle’s latest, “Trance.” An art auctioneer, Simon (James McAvoy), becomes mixed up with a group of criminals led by Franck (Vincent Cassel) after an art heist goes wrong. Due to a knock on the head, Simon can’t remember what he did with it. They enlist the help of hypnotherapist, Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson) to find it, only there is more locked up in Simon’s memories than is good for him to remember. If you’re looking for a movie to watch and eat popcorn and mellow out, then “Trance” really isn’t for you. If you’re looking for some-

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thing intriguing and interesting that will make you constantly try to figure out who is playing whom, then this could be your film. While your brain will have to be working throughout this film to keep things straight, it’s not so strenuous that you’re going to walk out of the theater with exhausted

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Greek life unites

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Katie Jones (left), president of the TOMS Initiative Club, and Casey Remspecher (right), treasurer, promote the One Day Without Shoes event. common reader next year, all while promoting the TOMS Initiative Club,” Jones said. The new club, according to Jones, will be an opportunity for students to reach out to the community through service projects while participating in TOMS shoe and eyewear initiative events during both the fall and spring semesters. “This year, I want to spread the word about it since we just started,” Jones said. “I’m hoping it will just blossom in the fall and then, when next spring comes around, this will just be widespread all around cam-

pus.” Student Activities Council just approved the creator of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie, to come speak on campus this upcoming fall semester and his book “Start Something That Matters” has been chosen as the freshman reader. He spoke at the fall 2010 Public Affairs Convocation Lecture on “The New Rules for Tomorrow’s Business: A Student’s Guide to Making a Difference in the World.” This will be Mycoskie’s second u See TOMS page 11

Students get ready for Greek Week By Kelsie Nalley The Standard

The 53rd Annual Greek Week competition is next week, April 21-27. Greek Week is a weeklong series of events for all fraternities and sororities on campus. “The purpose of Greek Week is to supply a fun, competitive atmosphere that helps raise money for good causes and raises good spirits for the Greek community,” sopho-

more business administration major and Sigma Kappa member Lauren Starr said. “Greek Week is a great way to unite all of these organizations and get the whole campus excited for Homecoming in the fall.” Every year a theme is chosen for the week of events. This year’s theme is Greek Yearbook; covering all the trends, moments and memories one would have growing up in college. Each of the 27 Greek organizations has been grouped into six teams. These teams must work together to compete against one another to raise money for a specific charity.

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PSC renovations move forward Administrators meet with students to discuss plans By Tim Godfrey The Standard

“If you build it, they will come.” Like Ray Kinsella in the movie, “Field of Dreams,” Missouri State University President Clif Smart is hoping that if the university can build better athletic facilities, then school spirit, talented student-athletes and success for the athletic

programs will surely come. Smart and the University Director of Planning, Doug Sampson, met with athletic administrators and members of the Student Government Association in February to propose Smart’s plan to renovate the Plaster Sports Complex and build two additional athletic facilities. Smart said that there were four concerns that

needed to be addressed for Missouri State’s athletic programs to succeed in the future — the first two being the student section and field turf in the Plaster Sports Complex. “If you Smart talk about Plaster Stadium as it currently exists, the student bleachers are not in good shape;

they’re unattractive, they’re uncomfortable and sometime in the next year or two, they’ll need to come down as a matter of safety,” Smart said. The plan for the football stadium would be to tear down and rebuild the student section, move it closer to the field to build a “better spirit at home football games,” he said. Smart talked about building a patio that would be able to host a student organization during home football games. The turf field would also be torn out

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Calendar Tuesday, April 16

Baseball, 6:30 p.m. vs. Oklahoma State

Wednesday, April 17 Softball, 4 p.m. at Wichita State Baseball, 6 p.m. at Missouri

Softball, 6 p.m. at Wichita State Women’s soccer, 7:30 p.m. at Drury

Thursday, April 18

Lacrosse, 6 p.m. vs. LindenwoodBelleville at Kickapoo High School

Friday, April 19

Baseball, 6:30 p.m. vs. Bradley

Saturday, April 20

Women’s track & field, 9 a.m., Ole Miss Open in Oxford, Miss. Women’s soccer, 9:30 a.m. vs. Missouri S&T Softball, noon vs. Evansville

Football, 1 p.m., Maroon and White game Softball, 2 p.m. vs. Evansville

Men’s soccer, 2 p.m. at Tulsa

Sunday, April 21

Women’s golf, TBA at MVC Championships in Sunrise Beach, Mo. Softball, noon vs. Evansville Evansville

Baseball, 1 p.m. vs. Bradley


Football team’s annual Maroon and White game Saturday

After weeks of spring practices and scrimmages, the football team will cap off its offseason with the annual Maroon and White game. The game begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, and is free and open to the public.

157 student-athletes honored at banquet

On Sunday, April 14, MSU hosted the third annual Maroon and White Honors Banquet and Scholar-Athlete Awards ceremony. At the event, 157 student-athletes were recognized for having an average minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA for all their semesters. Emily Beaver, senior of the cross country and track teams, and Matt Swan, senior football player, received the Bank of America Scholar-Athlete Award.

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Lacrosse beats SLU at home 19-2

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Baseball, 2 p.m. vs. Bradley

and replaced; Smart said the current field turf is “in its last year.” The third concern would be the track that currently surrounds the football field. As for the track, not only is it worn out, it doesn’t meet the NCAA standards for competition, which yielded Missouri State’s ability to host track and field meets. That’s where the second athletic facility would come in. According to Smart, the second venue, which

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Missouri State junior Nick Brueggeman communicates with teammates during Saturday’s game against Saint Louis University. The Bears won 19-2.

The weather wasn’t the only thing that heated up Saturday as the men’s lacrosse team took on St. Louis University in what turned out to be a dominating 19-2 win for the Bears. The Bears got started dictating the tempo early, with senior Dean Cervantes scoring the first goal two minutes into the game. The Bears weren’t letting up there, scoring seven more goals in the first 15 minutes, including a half field bomb from senior Mike Queener in the final seconds to end the first quarter 8-0 MSU. Things only got better from there for the Bears, who put up six more runs in the second quarter while keeping SLU off the board with some great defensive play. At halftime the Bears took a moment to honor the seniors on the team, Dan Funk, Queener, Jamie Jasper and Cervantes. The scoring settled down quite a bit in the second half, with MSU only scoring five total goals, but the Bears’ defense also gave up two goals to SLU, who barely avoided the shutout. All in all it was a great outing for the Bears, who are now down to their final two games of the season, and feel great coming off the win. Though perhaps no one felt better than head coach Dustin Rich, who watched his team dominate all 60 minutes of the game and said the Bears’ game play overall was “awesome.” “We had a lot of things that we game planned for, and we executed u See LACROSSE page 9

Junior pitcher is always looking to win Nick Petree brings the heat on and off the field

Petree’s 2013 stats

• 1.12 ERA • 7 earned runs • 5-1 win-loss record • 58 strikeouts • 8 appearances • Top pitcher in the MVC

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They say that honesty is the best policy. Honesty is also the reason why redshirt junior Nick Petree chose to play baseball at Missouri State. “The coaches were honest with me since day one,” Petree said. “I’m an honest guy and a respect guy, and that’s why I came here.” Today, Petree anchors the top starting pitching rotation in the Missouri Valley Conference. Individually, he is also the top pitcher in the Valley. In eight appearances this season, Petree has accumulated five victories and a 1.12 earned run average (ERA). This is the kind of success that Petree has enjoyed since he began

Source: Gathered from MSU’s Athletic website.

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Missouri State redshirt junior pitcher Nick Petree posted a 10-4 record with 114 strikeouts and a 1.01 ERA, the lowest in the nation, in the 2012 season. pitching at MSU as a redshirt freshman. He sat out as a true freshman to recover from Tommy John surgery. Tommy John surgery is a very complicated medical procedure. It is required when the Ulnar Collateral Ligament

(UCL), which is located inside of the elbow, becomes torn and is replaced by a tendon that is taken from another place in the body. “The summer before I came here, I was throwing in a game and I was throw-

ing well. Then I threw a pitch and I felt something pop,” Petree said. “I’m actually glad that it happened, because I got to sit out for a year and watch.” Once Petree began pitching for the Bears, he immediately made an

impact. In his first season, Petree made 11 starts, posting a 9-2 record with a 2.81 ERA. He was also named MVC Freshman of the Year. In 2012, Petree was named the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball. He posted a 10-4 record with 114 strikes and a 1.01 ERA, the lowest in the nation and second lowest in MSU history. “If you had told me five u See PETREE page 8

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Wichita State busted many brackets in this year’s NCAA Tournament by advancing all the way to the Final Four.


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would be built on the fields next to Glass Hall, would have a soccer field with a surrounding track that would meet the NCAA standards and would allow MSU to host track and field meets. The fourth and final concern that Smart said needed to be addressed was where the field hockey team would compete. Smart said that the turf that collegiate field hockey teams currently play on is different from the turf inside the PSC, which is where the Missouri State field hockey team currently plays. Smart said that the third venue, which would be built where the old softball fields are, would be built specifically for the field hockey program. These four problems currently facing the athletic programs are nothing new to Smart, or the university, and have been on the university’s to-do list for some time, he said. “These are well-known

facts,” Smart said. “The field hockey issue has always existed, we knew how long the turf was warranted for, the track condition has been well known, the student section has been well known; all of these problems have been well known for years.” Smart said that the university plans to include athletic administrators and selected groups of students in the designing process of the PSC concepts, which will be presented to the student body “as soon as school starts” this fall, Smart said. But renovating the PSC and building two new sports venues is easier said than done. “It’s not free to (improve) any of these things,” Smart said, adding that renovations to the PSC and building two new sports venues would cost around $20 million. As of right now, the renovations to the PSC are priority number one for Missouri State. According to Smart, funding for the renovations to the PSC will come from private funds, which

would be donations from Missouri State alumni and university funds. But Smart said that private funds and university funds might not be enough. “The reality is, to do a major renovation to Plaster Stadium, there is going to need to be a student (athletic) fee,” Smart said. “That’s how all of the universities in (the Missouri Valley Conference) have funded renovations to their stadiums and their basketball arenas.” How much the athletic fee would cost is still unknown. The Student Government Association made an online survey to find out if students would want to pay an athletic fee and, if so, how much they would want to pay. Students do not actually vote on the athletic fee until Homecoming Week of the 2013 fall semester, according to SGA President Paige Oxendine. “There is always the option to vote on a later date to increase a fee; maybe proposing a lower fee initially in hopes that it would be passed by the students and then revisit-

ing that issue three or four years from now and taking the fee up a notch incrementally,” Oxendine said. “It might be a safer way, and it’s not as hard on the students.” According to Smart, the new renovations to the PSC and the two new sports venues would attract talented studentathletes, which would make the Missouri State athletic programs better and would build better school spirit. Better athletic programs would also “fire up alumni to contribute to the academic programs,” Smart said. Before the students make a decision on whether or not they want to pay an athletic fee, Smart asks that students “keep an open mind and wait to see what the projects are in the fall; see if the partnership between the school and (the student body) makes sense.” “We want to have the facilities that the students think are important.” Athletics Director Kyle Moats did not respond to email requests for comment on this article.

March Madness ruined my bracket, and yours too

One of the most exciting times on the sports calendar has come and gone. The NCAA Tournament, also known as March Madness, concluded last Monday night with the Louisville Cardinals defeating the Michigan Wolverines in the championship game. The NCAA Tournament is one of my favorite events, because I get to predict game-by-game how it is going to play out, and then see just how well my predictions turn out. I started doing this years ago when I was young, as my dad and I would do a head-to-head challenge, and it eventually became an annual tradition. This year, I joined a national challenge on, and we also had a staff bracket challenge here at The Standard. I thought I had a solid field this year. Of course, I think the same thing every other year, but this year I just had a really good feeling about my picks. I took into account all of the unpredictable surprises that happen every year, so I made sure to pick a sleeper that I thought had a good chance to make the Final Four. My Final Four picks this year were Louisville, Georgetown, Miami and New Mexico. Now, before everyone pounces on me for making such a boneheaded pick, let me explain

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my case for picking the Lobos. Before the tournament, New Mexico finished the season 26-5 (13-3). Their tournament résumé included quality wins against Davidson, UConn, Cincinnati, UNLV (twice), San Diego State (twice), Colorado State (twice) and Boise State. Of their five losses, the only bad loss was against Air Force. The other four losses were against teams that made the tournament. They also won the Mountain West Conference Tournament and the MWC regular season title. It seemed as if one would have to present a strong case not to pick them. Well, New Mexico lost in the first round to a Harvard team that lost both of its co-captains due to an academic cheating scandal. After the first day, one-fourth of my Final Four was eliminated. Thanks a lot, guys. Things got worse after the second day. Georgetown, the No. u See MADNESS page 8

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Softball coach embraces change Holly Hesse adapts to Twitter to engage fans By Sam Holzer The Standard

Holly Hesse is currently in her 25th season as head coach for the Missouri State softball Bears, and while she might be an old hand at coaching softball, she’s embraced a new tool of the trade: Twitter. “I love Twitter. And that’s how I keep up with all the other Valley games,” Hesse said. “I just think it’s a great way for our fans to stay connected and to stay up-to-date with what we’re doing, and I just think it’s a way to get your fans to really stay involved in what you’re doing, even when you’re on the road.” Tim Bohn, an assistant director of athletics communications, runs the account, which has 351 followers, during games. Tweets include play-byplay of the game the softball Bears are currently playing and information about the starting lineup. All of which


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2 seed in the South Region, had a first round game against Florida Gulf Coast, a No. 15 seed and a team making their tournament debut. Surely, the team that won the regular season title in the highly competitive Big East Conference could easily handle a team from the Atlantic Sun Conference, right? Wrong! FGCU defeated Georgetown by double-digits. So, after the first two days of games, half of my Final Four were forced to go home. Louisville and Miami advanced, and my hopes were riding on their

is helpful for the team’s fans, according to sophomore pitcher Chelsea Jones. “I know that my parents appreciate it,” Jones said. “Because they get a chance to follow us when they’re not here. So I think for people who are fans, it’s nice to get to see what’s going on in the game without having to be there for the game.” Hesse’s willingness to be flexible and adapt with the times is something that has benefitted her as the winningest coach in MSU history and the second winningest coach in MVC history with 639 career victories. “There’s been a lot of differences, starting with facilities,” Hesse said. “Twenty-five years ago, we were on an on-campus facility, a much smaller field, and we had to take care of the maintenance of it by ourselves. Now we have a $3 million stadium that we play in.” But the change of venue

success in the remainder of the tournament. Aside from New Mexico and Georgetown, several others of my picks in the first two rounds also tanked. I picked Gonzaga to advance to the Elite Eight; they lost to Wichita State. I picked Ole Miss to advance to the Sweet Sixteen; they lost to La Salle. I also made the horrible mistake of thinking that Missouri could win a tournament game. I picked them to defeat Colorado State and advance to the second round — they lost. This now makes 24 appearances without reaching the Final Four; the second most in NCAA history. All in all, March Madness definitely lived up to

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Missouri State softball head coach Holly Hesse is in her 25th season at MSU and is the winningest coach in the university’s history. To connect with fans, Hesse uses Twitter to provide play-by-play of games and starting lineups. is just one of the many adjustments that Hesse has had to make. “There’s also been big changes just in the game itself,” Hesse said. “It used to really be a pitcher’s game. Twenty-five years

its name this year. We saw several unexpected upsets. We saw a 15 seed win two games for the first time ever, as Florida Gulf Coast rode the “Dunk Show” all the way to the Sweet Sixteen. We also saw a team from the Valley upset a Big Ten power and advance to the Final Four. I’m looking at you, Wichita State. The odds of picking a perfect bracket usually are 1-in-128 billion. The odds of accurately predicting the 2013 NCAA Tournament were almost nonexistent. Wait, I never said who I picked to win it all. I picked Louisville as my national champion. So while I was down early, I still came out on top.

ago, pitchers dominated the game. In this time, pitchers have moved back 3 feet to give the hitters more time to react. The equipment has also changed, so there’s a lot more hits and a lot more runs scored in the games.”


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or six years ago that all of this would happen, I would have told you that you were joking,” Petree said. “I would have told you that was a lie. I’m really surprised by everything that has happened.” Even with all of his honors and awards, the most important thing to Petree is winning. He says that all of those things stay in the back of his mind, and as long as the team wins, then he feels like he has done his job. “I just want to win,” Petree said. “I’m a big guy about winning, and I just

According to junior second baseman Ashley Brentz, one of Hesse’s biggest strengths is her tremendous ability to prepare. “Every single day we come to practice, she has a plan for us to make us better

let all of the accolades and individual stuff take care of themselves.” One person who can attest to Petree’s competitiveness is friend and teammate senior Clay Murphy. Murphy is also a pitcher, and the two of them have a bit of a friendly rivalry. “We’re very competitive with each other in everything we do,” Murphy said. “He’s one of those guys that pushes you to be better. That’s just Nick.” Their competition, however, isn’t confined to the diamond. Whether it’s video games, cards or even seeing who can throw a rock the farthest, the two of them make a competition out of it. Petree draws his inspira-

in every way of the game,” Brentz said. “We visualize and prepare with our mental game, then we go out and do defense and hitting. And she also prepares conditioning for us. So in every aspect of the game, she prepares for us to get better.” There are not many coaches in the history of college softball that have achieved as much as Hesse has. But through all of her prosperity, she’s stayed humble and is always quick to give credit to those around her. “I have a great staff,” she said. “Sue (Frederick) has been with me for 23 years, and then Beth (Perine) has been with us for 18 years. Really, both of them are head coaches; they both have the experience and knowledge of a head coach. They really make being a head coach easy for me.” The softball Bears next play Wednesday at Wichita State. They return home this weekend with a three-game series against Evansville. They play at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday and again at noon on Sunday. All three games are at Killian Stadium.

tion from former Major League pitcher Greg Maddux, a 23-year veteran who played for four different teams. Petree follows the same pitching philosophy that Maddux used, beating hitters with location and skill, rather than with power and velocity. “He never threw real hard, and I don’t throw real hard,” Petree said. “I just try to locate and throw my pitches where I want to. That’s who I want to be like.” Petree will enter this year’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, which takes place June 6-8 in Secaucus, N.J. If he is selected by a team, he will not be back at MSU for his final season.

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pretty well today,” he said. “It was probably our best defensive game of the year. We played physical, disciplined D for 60 minutes. “There’s room for improvement, always is,” Rich added. “But the end result is just a testament to what we were able to accomplish and execute today.” Rich also had a few words on the seniors and what they have meant to the team. “The seniors have been the guys who have led us in the right direction mentally, and their attitude in practice and they really deserve the credit for this year,” he said.

It’s not just Rich who feels this way; his younger players look up to this senior class as well. Freshman Taylor Dzingle, who scored his first goal Saturday, says, “They bring a lot of leadership, and they teach us a lot; everyone on the team learns from them.” Funk noted the changed atmosphere that the Senior Day ceremonies brought. “There was a lot of excitement, and we’ve lacked that the past couple games, so it was nice to see the change in attitude we need that for the season,” he said. He also shared his coach’s sentiment on the game overall. “That was the best team effort we’ve had all season. Everyone contributed, all three lines of our offense and our defense finally clicked,” Funk said.

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Cervantes said he also felt the team came together well. “We worked really well together, we came together as a team,” he said. Cervantes spoke to the heart and determination of the team, saying, “The final score doesn’t really show how hard we really worked.” Senior Day, for both of

them, was “bittersweet,” but they said their eyes are on the two games ahead, two games that both have to be wins in order for MSU to make the playoffs. As for their chances of winning out, Funk said he feels “like we can do it.” The first of these last games is in Springfield at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 16, at Kickapoo High School.

would be hiring someone with both the athletic and academic credentials of this coach,” Smart said. Moats said he is also ecstatic with the hire. “I feel Kellie has everything we were looking for in a coach,” Moats said. “As you know, I am partial to pedigree. I always felt that pedigree is an important tangible for success. She truly understands tradition and embraces it.” Harper’s winning background stuck out, Moats said. “Kellie has won on every level that she has played and coached at,” he said. “She knows how to win and she knows what it takes to win. Simply put, she’s a winner.” Harper’s academic qualities and character also stand out, Moats said. “I also wanted someone who makes academics a priority. As a student athlete, she was a three-time academic all-SEC honoree, so she understands what it takes to be a successful student-athlete,” Moats said. “I wanted someone who had unquestionable character and was impeccable compliancewise. Kellie fits all these criteria.” Harper said she is thrilled with her new opportunity at Missouri State. “I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about being here. There are few women’s basketball programs that are supported as much as this program is,” she said. “The tradition is such a big part of this program. Cheryl (Burnett) and Jackie (Stiles) and so many other people have been there and have laid the foundation and a legacy. And that is a legacy that we will embrace.” Harper also has a clear vision that she wants to take this team in, she said. “We want to be a team that you love to watch, but as I told the young ladies | 9

this morning, that our opponents hate to play,” she said. “We want to be tough and we want to have high energy no matter what schemes we’re doing offensively and defensively.” Guard Hannah Wilkerson said she thinks the new head coach will be a good fit for MSU. “She just seems like a really competitive person, and you have to be competitive to compete on this kind of level,” Wilkerson said. “I really like her attitude coming in here. I think she can be a really great fit for us.” Freshman guard Mikala McGhee said she is glad to finally have a coach again and is ready to get back into the swing of things. “I think we’re all just finally excited to have somebody in the position,” McGhee said. “It’s been a while since we’ve had a coach and we’ve been looking for the right person and she seems really fun and energetic. And she seems to have a straight goal in mind for us and I think that’s really going to propel us into the future.” Missouri State softball head coach Holly Hesse was on the committee that helped choose Harper and said she felt the search for the new Lady Bears coach went well. “I thought Kyle Moats and Casey (Hunt) did a great job of identifying some top candidates that were potential possibilities for us,” Hesse said. “And I think ultimately we chose a really good coach.” Harper is currently working on putting together the rest of the coaching staff. But she will be joined by her husband, Jon, who also served as an assistant to her at Western Carolina and NC State. Her contract is a fiveyear agreement that has a base salary of $145,000. It also includes $60,000 for radio and television shows, and she will also have the opportunity to earn performance incentives, according to a press release issued by the university.

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Continued from page 4 given character, and though there was minimal use of props and virtually no set pieces, the seamless flow into each segment was very well done and immediately threw the audience into the dream, interrupted only by fits of laughter. Ensler’s conversational writing seemingly makes the audience a cast member and each monologue is intensely personal, even when used for its comedic timing. One such story is that of Bernice, played by Springfield local Bethany Ziskind, and her skinny-dipping experience with other heavy set girls at a spa, or in her own words “a fat camp.” “I gotta tell you, in the moonlight we were all round and moundy,” Bernice said. “We looked beautiful. Oh look, the skinny bitches are back for lunch huddled around their spoonful of nonfat yogurt and half a nut. I don’t know why I’m fat, Eve, I just am. I am fat, I love food, the taste, the way it goes down. I eat for happiness.” Eve’s obsession with her own image takes over her entire life, distracting her from the world around her, the work she should be doing and the joy she should be feeling, and ultimately leaves her wondering what a life of continued anxiety would entail. “I would be sucking and spending,” Eve said. “Scrubbing, shaving and pumping, pricking, piercing, perming, cutting, covering, lightening, tightening, ironing, lifting, hammering, flattening, flaxing, literally starving and ultimately vanishing. I need to stop. I need to breathe. I need to be right here because I don’t want to disappear.” Eve has encounters with Nina, played by Springfield

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Actresses in “The Good Body” brought serious issues to the stage experienced by women all around the world. The director used true stories of real women to tell the stories of those with body image struggles and the cultural differences that define true beauty. local Stephanie Judkins, who at 15 had the seemingly perfect body, though it spawns a terrifying affair with her stepfather, causing her to seek breast reduction surgery. She meets Carol, played by Missouri State graduate in theatre Nicole Harrell, who marries her plastic surgeon and wonders if he’ll still desire her if he runs out of things to fix. Eve meets 74-year-old Leah, again played by Harrell, a Masai woman of Africa who spent her life preserving the lives of the women of her community whose perspective is particu-

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larly powerful. “In Africa, we are desperate for food,” Leah said. “We have so little and in America, where you have all the food, you either eat too much or not at all; your bodies are just pictures to you. Here we live in our bodies. They serve us, they do our work ... do I like my body? I love my body. God made this body.” “The Good Body” enjoyed a wonderful run with SCT, and the only thing unfortunate about this production is that it couldn’t stick around longer. Its ponderings on what is beautiful,

what is healthy and ultimately what is truly important in life takes the audience into the mind of its author and around the world without leaving the comforts of Springfield. Production director Whitney Ice recently received her master of arts in theatre at Missouri State, and she said working on “The Good Body” gave her the initiative to help local girls struggling with their own body issues. “[Ensler] interviewed women and she put them into her play,” Ice said. “These are true stories by



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real women. This is to bring light to what’s going on around the world; this is real stuff. I was inspired by Ensler and decided to do my own thing. I have chosen the organization Girls on the Run. “This group is dedicated to girls in third to eighth grade,” Ice continued. “They meet in the spring for 10 weeks and in the fall for 10 weeks, two days after school. The little girls have two goals: they physically train and run a 5K at the end of the course so you can learn to use your body as a tool to help yourself rather

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than against your body. They also learn about selfesteem and how to become strong women of the community.” SCT’s upcoming production of Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” opens May 2 at the Springfield Art Museum (1111 Brookside Drive) and features Missouri State professors of theatre and dance Maggie Marlin and Sarah J. Wiggin. For more information, or to lend your support to local arts, visit SCT’s Facebook page, Twitter feed, or visit its website at

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healthier to order a double burger than a single with fries. It is double the protein and you don’t fill up on empty calories.


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Chris Hopkins, a sophomore engineering major, attaches a pinwheel onto "future man" during Ecopalooza on Friday, April 12, at the North Mall outside the Plaster Student Union.


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Continued from page 5 appearance at MSU as he gave a lecture at the university in fall of 2010. “Blake become involved with this kind of work in college,” Dalton said. “He thought through things and was a critical thinker about how he could make an impact and how he could make a difference. It made such an impact with him that it completely changed what he thought. Students can experience life-changing moments in college if they’re open to thinking about people around them.” Dalton said students can benefit from engaging people that they’re not familiar with


The meeting consisted of a proposal to the university about SSF’s plans to better the environment here on campus during the Board of Governors December 2012 meeting. “We’re asking the university to move toward clean, renewable energy sources and make a long-term realistic plan for the university,” Clark said. “We’ll be working on this campaign until there is a commitment from the university, which is hopefully in the near future.” Andres said she strongly believes in the importance of SSF and their awareness events like Ecopalooza.

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“It’s important to be aware of issues like global warming and be concerned about air and water quality. Scientists have declared changes occurred and if we don’t do something about it, we may see the consequences in our lifetime,” Andres said. In the semesters to come, SSF hopes to continue to build on the Beyond Coal campaign. If you’d like to get involved, SSF hosts open meetings Thursdays in Temple 105 at 4:30 p.m. More information about the organization can be found on its Facebook page Students for a Sustainable Future.

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brain cells. Instead, “Trance”is one of those stories that gently guides you through the twists and turns. You’re still left guessing, but you’re not struggling so much to keep up that it becomes a chore. You may be thinking that it sounds a little boring. We want our minds blown! Well I can assure you, it’s not boring. You won’t be on the edge of your seat the whole time, but that’s not really what this movie is for. It delves into the deep, dark places of our psyches. Those thoughts that we’ve never told anyone about or maybe don’t even remember about ourselves. If you could be hypnotized, would

you want to see what’s really locked away in there? James McAvoy does, or at least Simon does. Watching his character unfold was almost a trance all in itself. Character-wise, “Trance” was captivating. Trying to figure out everyone’s motives and alliances and actual natures was most of the fun. Overall, if you’re a fan of Danny Boyle’s films (“Trainspotting,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Sunshine,” “127 Hours,” “28 Days Later”), chances are you’ll enjoy “Trance.” Same goes for if you’re a fan of James McAvoy. Personally, I’d only ever really seen him in fairly straightforward roles. It was fascinating to see him such a dark and twisted light. Even if you aren’t a big fan of Boyle or McAvoy, or anyone else in the film, “Trance” is still worth a watch. Chances are, it’ll leave you wondering what dark secrets you have buried within your head.

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“This year’s funds from Greek Week help to benefit the Rare Breed organization in town. This organization is a shelter and safe haven for the homeless youth of Springfield,” Addison Reed, sophomore advertising major and Sigma Kappa member, said. Greek Week should be important to more than just the students within the Greek community, Starr said. “Students at MSU should care about Greek Week because the Greek community is raising money and volunteering for good causes, and they can do the same,” Starr said. The week will kick off on Sunday, April 21, with a House Decorations competition. This competition will involve decorating the entire front of one house within the team to represent their theme. The top three teams will receive points toward their final score. The House Decorations competition will be followed by a tug-of-war competition and a Greek Olympics event that will consist of a puzzle and physical challenges. Teams will receive participation points as well as points for first, second and third place to go toward their score. On Tuesday, April 23, and Friday, April 26, there will be a kickball tournament for fraternity and sorority members as well as the local children from Rare Breed who will have an opportunity to come out and participate. The money raised from the tournament will be donated to Rare Breed. Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. one person from each fraternity and sorority will compete in a pageant called Greek God and Goddess at Juanita K. Hammons Hall. The winner will be crowned at the end of the week based on three rounds during the pageant, as well as points from activities they participate in throughout the week. Round one of the pageant is the talent portion of the show. Each candidate will prepare a three-minute talent to perform. Round two is a series of trivia questions about Fraternity

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and Sorority Life and Missouri State University. Round three’s points will be based on the candidates’ formal wear during the trivia round. Throughout the week, God and Goddess candidates can earn points by participating in various events. Each candidate will create a sash that will be judged for points for their team. The sash should be decorated with the candidate’s

name and the chapter they are representing. During the week there will be a canned food drive where candidates must decorate a bucket based on the theme of the team. The bucket will be judged on the number of canned goods collected for the candidate. All canned goods will be donated to Rare Breed. Winners of the Greek God and Goddess Pageant will be given points to go toward their teams’ final score.

The final competition for the week will be a pep rally called Greek Jam, held on Saturday, April 27, at the Hammons Student Center at 1 p.m. Each team will perform a routine they created using props, costumes, stunts and a dance routine. At the end of the week’s competitions, overall points earned by each team will be added up to declare a 2013 Greek Week winner.

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widely from source to source. Hickey said it was possible that the recent threats only amount to “bluff and bluster,” meant to solidify Kim’s reputation as a leader, but that he thought the best plan would be to “be prepared for the worst without

panicking.” When asked about other incidents similar to this, Hickey mentioned the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan, a South Korean ship that was sunk by a North Korean torpedo, according to a multinational investigation including South Korea and the United

States. North Korea denied any involvement in the sinking, which resulted in the death of 46 people. Another recent action by North Korea, its closure of a joint factory complex that was operated in cooperation with South Korea, was

described by Hickey as “puzzling.” He said that the factory was a positive development for them, and that its closure may indicate that North Korea is willing to take a financial loss in order to show that they’re serious about their threats. Hickey said that even China, historically an ally of North Korea, has grown wary of the country in recent times. China opposed North Korea’s February nuclear test, but Hickey said that while China may be a far more powerful country, it does not in any way control North Korea, and North Korea doesn’t care what China says. With a population of only 24 million, but the fourth largest standing military in the world, and nukes, missiles and other delivery systems whose effectiveness analysts can’t agree upon, Hickey describes North Korea as “a problem without an answer.” One thing is certain, though: all eyes are on North Korea for the foreseeable future.

began his speech with two common misconceptions most people believe. First, white is not a race. Ashton said that it is an element in a system of honor and privilege. The second misconception is that racism is a problem of individual preferences. Ashton said that racism is in fact a system that systematically empowers white individuals. “White individuals get to individually decide they aren’t prejudice,” Ashton said, arguing that an individual may not be actively discriminating against another person but is still participating in a discriminatory sys-

tem. “We live in a culture where we breathe the air of whiteness,” he said. Ashton’s advice for the audience was to pay attention to others and how they are treated. Isabel Nunez is an associate professor at the Center for Policy Analysis at Concordia University – Chicago. She talked about being a minority who was tempted by the appeal of white normalcy. “White privilege is getting to be regular, getting to be normal and needing no comment,” she said. Nunez told the story of how she does a classroom

labeling activity where students choose five characteristics others might use to describe them. She said that normative labels like white or male are never listed because they need no comment, which is a part of the privilege. “Classrooms where white privilege is addressed needs to be safe places,” Nunez said. “White people should be allowed to feel safe in expressing the perfectly natural desire to preserve white privilege.” Because she felt as though she had acceptance from her classmates, Nunez did not think she had actually encountered racism until

10 years ago. “I heard a lot of ‘you’re different, you’re not like them, you’re like us,’” she said. “If someone had just straight up called me a wetback, I would have resisted that. ‘You’re not like them, you’re like us’ is very hard to resist.” Overall, each speaker suggested that education, awareness and the willingness to have a conversation are the best ways to overcome white privilege. “We are all both oppressors and oppressed. We all have privilege in our lives and we all fall short to other people’s privilege,” Nunez said.

MSU professor thinks North Korea has ‘ramped up rhetoric’ By Trevor Mitchell The Standard

North Korea has always been a confusing subject for most people, and in recent months things have only gotten more complicated. Does North Korea really have nuclear weapons capable of reaching the United States? Are Kim Jong-un’s threats something that should worry the average citizen? Missouri State University professor Dennis Hickey said North Korea’s “ramped up the rhetoric” from previous years because of additional government sanctions for the country after it performed a nuclear test in February. Hickey, who lists the international relations of East Asia among his research interests, has published a

book titled “The Armies of East Asia: China, Taiwan, Japan and the Koreas” and is considered MSU’s expert on the subject. Kim took power after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in December 2011, and since then, the international community has warned the leader about continuing North Korea’s nuclear program. Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Saturday that “North Korea has not demonstrated the capability to deploy a nuclear-armed missile,” and Secretary of State John Kerry warned Kim against testing its Musudan missile during his trip to South Korea on Friday. However, North Korea’s ballistic missile capabilities are not fully known, as many are untested, and range and payload estimates can vary

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Speaker: ‘We breathe the air of whiteness’ ‘White Privilege’ panel explores racism, normalcy at Public Affairs Conference By Leena Shadid For The Standard

“A lot of us are stuck in the 1964 ‘I Have a Dream’ speech,” said Jamie Washington, president of the Washington Consulting Group, at the Public Affairs Conference “White Privilege” panel on Wednesday. “That was the work of that time. Now that we’re in the room together we have to figure out how to be in the

room together,” he said about the speech and our current interracial relationships. The panel consisted of two other speakers in addition to Washington. Each speaker was given 10 minutes to speak about white privilege and then answered questions. First was Patrick Ashton, an associate professor of sociology at Indiana University – Purdue. Ashton self-identified as, “I’m the white guy.” He

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“Branson and Joplin have a similar ordinance in effect now,” Williams said. “Joplin has had it for a few years. Branson just passed it last year. They’re having great effects in their communities.” According to an Oct. 2, 2012 news release, Branson is the most recent Missouri community to install such an ordinance, and the Branson restriction only

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requires prescriptions for pseudoephedrine in the tablet form, not the liquid or gel cap form. Oregon and Mississippi have also installed similar statewide restrictions and have seen drastic reductions in meth production, according to Williams. “You could go to Republic, or Ozark, or Nixa to get it,” Williams said, “but my hope would be that those communities would follow our lead.” Twenty-six states, including Missouri, already enforce real-time stop-sale technology on pseudoephedrine purchases. The buyer must present identification and the sale is recorded. If one person exceeds the limit of pseudoephedrine purchases within a certain time, they are denied further purchases. Williams said the system has had no effect on meth production in Springfield. “Criminals tend to find a way around things,” Williams said. “If they’ve exceeded their maximum, they go to their friend and the friend buys some.”

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Williams said opponents of the idea complain that it will mean a trip to the doctor for a simple decongestant, like Sudafed or Claritin, but many pharmacists and doctors support the restriction. “Most pharmacists are in favor because it would reduce the criminal element in and around their pharmacies,” Williams said. “Every doctor I’ve talked to has said there are other products you can buy that do the same thing.” John Horton leads “Don’t Meth with Us,” an educational program that teaches middle and high school students the effects of the drug. According to Horton, most kids who try meth do so before age 15. As part of Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast, the presentation group speaks to children as young as fifth grade, hoping to stop kids’ curiosity in meth before it begins, Horton said. Horton’s fifth-grade presentation tells kids about a simple meth-making technique called “shake and bake.” With a few ingredients and a two-liter bottle, methmakers can whip up a small batch in about 30 minutes using “shake and bake.” Though “Don’t Meth with Us” currently only gives presentations to Springfield schools, Horton said other parts of Missouri have seen far more meth lab seizures. “It’s certainly worse up in some rural parts, south of St. Louis,” Horton said. He’s right. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website, in 2012, Greene County reported 94 meth lab or chemical equipment seizures, while Jefferson County, directly south of St. Louis County, led the state with 346. Three other counties, all surrounding St. Louis, also beat out Greene County last year: Franklin County with 102, St. Louis County with 130, and St. Charles County with 156. “We’re not a leading county by any means,” said Horton, “but I think we do a good job from a law enforcement standpoint.” Dr. Kyle John is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Mercy. He said he didn’t think the ordinance, if passed, would cause much change in the number of prescriptions. “People will just use an alternative medicine,” John said. “There are other cold medicines out there.” John said that Mercy has not taken a stance on the ordinance, but understood how important it is to reduce meth production. “It’s a big deal,” John said. “Just recently, I was talking to a drug rep. She was sitting, waiting to talk to a pharmacist and in just 15 or 20 minutes, she saw three people come in and get rejected, because, in the computer system, they had already reached their maximum.” For more information on the ordinance, contact Cora Scott, director of public information and civic engagement at 417-8641009.


Continued from page 1 her and while she was calling, the passenger got out of the car and tried to forcibly take the woman’s purse. The two women struggled and the suspect got back into the car without the purse, and the driver took off, according to the alert. The two women in the car are still at large and are described as white females approximately 20 years old. The passenger in the car had blonde hair and the driver of the car was a brunette, according to the alert. The Standard requested a copy of Missouri State’s and the Springfield Police Department’s incident reports, but has not received them. A written request was sent to Missouri State’s Department of Safety and Transportation for the report on April 9, and it was received by Ashtyn Fisher, Safety and Transportation administrative assistant. Fisher received the request and forwarded it to Lisa Edmondson, Safety and Transportation administrative specialist, who said that the report has not been finalized in an email sent April 12. “The report approval process takes several steps to review and complete,” she said. “Once the report is finalized by our department, it will go to Internal Audit where they will redact any personal information of the


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person(s) involved and then send to the requestor.” The Standard emailed Edmondson Monday morning for an update on the report and was told that it was not ready. The Standard then filed a Sunshine Law Request for the report with June McHaney, custodian of records for MSU, to obtain the incident report on Monday afternoon. The Standard was notified Monday evening by Edmundson that the report had been sent to Internal Audit. The Standard also sent an incident report request to Cora Scott, interim public affairs officer for the Springfield Police Department, on April 9. Scott forwarded the request to Paige Rodgers, first shift records supervisor and terminal agency coordinator for SPD. Rodgers said in an email that the report had not been completed by the officer who was filing it on April 9, but that she thought it would be completed that evening. The Standard sent a follow-up email on April 10 to check on the report’s progress and Rodgers said it was still pending. “I had another request for it,” she said in an email.

“I’ve sent the officer an email.” The Standard sent another email to check on the progress of the report on April 12, again on Monday morning, and left a voicemail message for Rodgers, but did not receive a reply by press time. According to Missouri’s Sunshine Law, each request for a public record must be acted on no later than the end of the third business day following the date the request is received by the custodian of records. If access to a public record is denied, the custodian must explain, in writing, and “must include why access is denied, including the statute that authorizes the denial,” according to the law. The Standard has been unable to confirm the name of the victim in the case because it has not received incident reports from Safety and Transportation, or from SPD. The case is currently under investigation by the Springfield Police Department. If you have any information about the identity of the two suspects, call the SPD at 417-864-1810, or the MSU Safety/Substation at 417-836-5509.

educate campus on its energy and sustainability efforts. Pilar Karlen, industrial engineer and Missouri State energy manager, is a big part of this effort. Karlen just joined the Missouri State staff in the last year and is the “face for energy” for campus, according to Eckels. Karlen said the campus community strives to conserve its energy whenever

possible and that there are ways for students to save on their own utility bill when the temperatures start to soar. “How can you save money and stay green? Cut back on your use,” Karlen said. To learn more about Missouri State’s energy plans go to http://www.missouristate.e du/facilities/EnergyMgmnt.htm.

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Although Briggs was the creator of Missouri State Secret Admirers, he said he handed the page over to a different administrator on April 3 and that he no longer posts on the page. Another Facebook user told The Standard that he now runs the page, but The Standard could not confirm the user’s identity. Missouri State Secret Admirers is an outlet where anyone can post anonymously about the hottie they saw walking in front of Strong Hall, or the cutie who sits next to them in geology that they’re too shy to say hello to. “Got a campus crush or have a missed connection?” the page’s “about” section asks. “Here you can let them know! All posts are 100 percent anonymous. Follow the link below to submit.” The link sends the secret admirer to a page powered by Google Drive that asks the user, “What is your secret admiration?” Briggs said that Google Drive allows you to make an anonymous submission form where not even he would know who was answering the questions, like a poll. “Once I created the submission forms, I was very surprised at how fast people actually started clicking on the link and putting in their secret admirations,” Briggs said. “I was very, very surprised.” But what does “anonymous” mean in the age of the Internet? “People should know there’s nothing anonymous on the Web,” said Mark Paxton, a professor in the Missouri State Department of Media, Journalism and Film who teaches Media Law. “In lots of cases there are people posting stuff they thought was anonymous and someone has sued and gotten a court order to reveal the identity of the people who filed the anonymous material, and that’s not anonymous anymore. Everything you do you can track on the Web.” Pages like Missouri State Secret Admirers, Missouri State Confessions — a Facebook page that uses Survey

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Monkey to allow students to “get something off (their) chest about things around campus, (their) personal life or anything else,” according to the page’s description — or Missouri State Hookups — a Facebook page that uses Survey Monkey to give students help asking their crush on a date or finding someone who shares similar interests — run the risk of legal problems such as libel, a type of written defamation. Defamation is defined as “a false and unprivileged statement of fact that is harmful to someone’s reputation, and published ‘with fault,’ meaning as a result of negligence or malice,” according to the Legal Guide for Bloggers provided by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has “championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights,” according to its website. “You can sue for libel over anything,” Paxton said. “Courtney Love got sued for a tweet she did. And she had to pay.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s FAQ on Online Defamation Law said that the elements that must be proved to establish defamation are a plaintiff (the

It’s one thing to say, ‘I think somebody’s hot’ or ‘I want to have a date with you.’ No one is going to complain about that kind of stuff. But if you put ‘soand-so’s a skank,’ then you’re really going to be into some trouble. — Mark Paxton MSU Media Law Professor

person suing for libel) must prove that the false statement about him, or her, that harmed his reputation was published (made available for others to read). And according to Paxton, because the administrator of the Facebook page is actively reading submissions before they are posted, he or she could be held responsible for the content that is being posted. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s FAQ on Online Defamation Law, “generally, anyone who repeats someone else’s statements is just

as responsible for their defamatory content as the original speaker — if they knew, or had reason to know, of the defamation.” Paxton said because page administrators read the submissions before they are posted, these people could be held responsible for the posts’ content. “The way it’s designed, when you put something on Facebook, no one reads it before it goes out, you just post it and then it’s gone,” Paxton said. “So Facebook itself is not reviewing this stuff, or looking at it. But it’s like, if people are looking at it first and reviewing the comments and then posting them, then they are going to be held liable possibly for the fact that they should’ve seen this stuff and then stopped it before it went off.” Although there are no disclaimers on Missouri State Secret Admirers page, both Missouri State Confessions and Missouri State Hookups have an extensive list of things they will not tolerate. “Hateful, violent or cruel language will not be tolerated on this page,” Missouri State Confessions’ “about” section says. “If you see a post that you think should be taken down, feel free to message the page and I’ll consider it.” Missouri State Hookups lists in its “about” section several categories of posts that are not allowed, including hate or attacks against an individual or any kind of group. Briggs said, however, that when he created Missouri State Secret Admirers, he intended it to be a professional page and filtered out the submissions that “didn’t seem right to post.” “Being around campus, I know that there aren’t the most mature kids out,” he said. “Being the person I am, I couldn’t post those.” Still, Paxton advises those using the pages to be mindful of what they’re posting. “Be careful,” he said. “It’s one thing to say, ‘I think somebody’s hot’ or ‘I want to have a date with you.’ No one is going to complain about that kind of stuff. But if you put ‘so-and-so’s a skank,’ then you’re really going to be into some trouble ... people think they can say anything and not be held responsible for it.”

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2825 N Kansas Expressway 1320 S Glenstone Ave. 3536 W Mount Vernon St. 3520 W Sunshine St. 3315 S Campbell Ave. 1923 E Kearney St. 545 El Camino Alto Drive 2021 E Independence St. 3150 W Republic Road


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petition’s necessary 1,787 signatures. However, City Clerk Brenda Cirtin said that only 1,744 of the signatures presented to her office were valid. Some of the problems with invalid signatures included those from unregistered voters, or people who are not Springfield residents. The opposition was then given 10 more days to attempt to collect the remaining 43 signatures, making the deadline yesterday, Monday, April 15, at 5 p.m., according to a news release from the City Clerk’s office. Dave Klotz, a member of the Facebook group Stand Up To Walmart, said “We have doubled down on our quality control,” and that the success of the referendum effort was “in the bag.” Klotz said the petition efforts have focused mainly on gathering signatures from people in the downtown area. He also said they have been very strict on the conduct of their collectors to ensure that people are not signing under some sort of pressure. The amended petition must be examined within five days of its submission to the City

Clerk’s Office, according to Springfield’s City Charter. If there are still not enough signatures, the petition will have failed. The City Charter states that if the referendum effort is successful, the decision will go first to the city council, who will have the option of repealing the approval of the Walmart zoning plans. If the council doesn’t not repeal it, the issue will be sent to the voters at an election. A news release from the City Clerk’s Office said that, in this event, the issue would be put on the ballot in the municipal election Aug. 6. The City Charter’s rules for collecting signatures for a petition state that every person signing must give their name and place of residence. The circulator of the petition must then “make oath before an officer competent to administer oaths that he believes each signature appended to the petition to be the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be, that he believes each such signer to be a legal voter, and that all signatures were affixed in his presence, and shall designate his residence by street and number.” The proposed Walmart at Campbell Avenue and Grand Street would be the 10th Walmart in Springfield.


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