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Vaping is a new trend, but regulations on the practice could be coming soon.
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“Vaping,” or the use of electronic cigarettes, is new and unknown territory, but it has become increasingly popular in the past few years. In the meantime, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed regulation changes to these products. Currently, the FDA regulates products such as cigarettes and tobacco, but the proposed changes would add other products, such as electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, water pipe tobacco and hookah to that list. Business has been a “wild ride” for Doug Cox, owner of 417 Vapor, since his store’s opening in November of 2013. Cox is celebrating a six-month anniversary from the last time he smoked a cigarette. The former pack-and-a-half-a-day smoker credits his success to vaping. He said smoking for 35 years left him wheezing for air at night and unable to walk up a flight of stairs. Now, he’s seen major improvements in his health. He is not the only one. Rob Sands was also a heavy smoker for many years of his life. He said he tried vaping and quickly dropped his smoking habit. His health insur-
ance dropped significantly as well, and he was approved as a non-smoker for a life insurance policy. Now, Sands and his wife Kelly are the owners of Palm Beach Vapors, and they’re trying to help others do the same. Sands said since the store’s opening in December 2013, business at Palm Beach Vapors has taken off and helped a lot of people along the way. Sands said their customers range from patients sent by their doctors with orders to quit smoking to Missouri State students looking for fun on a college night. Some people have joined a social media campaign in support of vaping, using the hashtag #ImProof. Both businesses say their main goal is to help people get off tobacco products. Michael Cotter, counselor at Clarity Recovery and Wellness, emphasized the dangers of the more than 3,000 chemicals present in cigarettes, which includes the chemical used for embalming. He said vaping is “the lesser of two evils.” Cotter said the rehab center was once a non-smoking facility, but with so many patients vaping, it was nearly impossible to keep it that way. He said he would caution anyone to think
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By Trevor Mitchell The Standard @Trevorisamazing
The sun is shining on Missouri State University this spring — and now it’s helping campus stay sustainable. Along with heating up Springfield and giving you a nice tan, the sun is also charging two new solar-powered picnic tables on campus. The tables were paid for through a Sustainability Fund proposal made by Students for a Sustainable Future members Shane Franklin and Vicke Kepling, and had a total cost of $22,690. One table is located on the west side of the bookstore, and the other is between BlairShannon and the Foster Recreation Center. Each table generates and stores electricity through solar panels on top of its umbrella and can then power electrical devices through four outlets, as well as USB ports. In addition, the tables are equipped with storage capabilities in order to accommodate
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The solar tables located between Foster Recreation Center and Blair-Shannon House have a Missouri State logo on them. Students can use them to charge electronic devices throughout the day.
various levels of sunlight throughout the day. SGA Sustainability commissioner and SSF secretary Kara Andres said, “The tables provide a way for students to charge their electronic devices with renewable energy. In addition, the rest of the table is made out of recycled materials. “These tables will be a very visible and practical source of renewable energy, and will hopefully lead the way to additional renewable energy projects on campus.”
OPINION | 3 N. Martin: Goodbye, Missouri State
Kepling, a business administration major, said that similar tables are already in place all over the country, at more than 70 universities and major companies like Sprint. "MSU Students for a Sustainable Future are very proud of the steps that our university has taken to conserve energy usage and to move beyond unsustainable fossil fuels,” Kepling said. The Sustainability Fund is comprised of a $2 per student per semester fee that is
LIFE | 4 MSU alum has sights set on all-natural watches, accessories
matched by the university up to $75,000 each year. The commission is made up of six students, the sustainability commissioner and several campus staff and administrators. Any MSU student can write a sustainability proposal and submit it to the sustainability commission. If it is approved, it may move on to a student vote. More information can be found at http://sga.missouristate.edu/.
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The dog days are over
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Sigma Pi raises $1,500 for Route 66 Rescue with puppy rental program
By Annie Gooch The Standard @Annie_Gooch
Sigma Pi raised $1,500 at the Dog Days event where it rented out puppies on the North Mall to help raise money for the Route 66 Rescue shelter. Alejandro Esteban, member of the fraternity, said they did something similar last year but not as big, and they really wanted to try again. “This year was different because it was all complete philanthropy,” Esteban said. “Every dollar went back to the rescue shelter, and we pretty much doubled from last year.” The fraternity coordinat-
ed with the shelter and brought several puppies to campus to rent to students on April 15. Students paid $5 to play with the puppies for 20 minutes. Michael Compton, English professor and associate dean of faculty, said in an email that lots of folks were involved in giving all the puppies love for the day. Esteban has done a lot of work for shelters and considers himself and his fraternity big animal rights activists. “We try and do whatever we can for the animals,” Esteban said. “All of that money will help Route 66 shelter foster another eight or nine dogs.”
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Members of Sigma Pi present a check to the Route 66 Rescue shelter.
10, 10, 10, 20, 50 minutes late: Calendar Why Tyga didn’t perform at JQH Tuesday, May 6 By Trevor Mitchell The Standard
Attendees of the April 24 Childish Gambino concert may have been confused when opening act Tyga, famous for songs such as “Rack City” and “Faded,” did not perform at the concert — especially since he showed up midway through Gambino’s act. However, according to Molly Reddick, Student Activities Council president, this was something outlined by the contract for the show. “Tyga arrived at 8:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. show time. Due to contractual obligations committed to
the headliner act, Tyga could not perform following the headliner,” Reddick said in an email. DJ CEO, a local performer, offered to open the show and continued performing when Tyga had not arrived by the contracted time. After the conclusion of the concert, SAC announced that anyone who wanted a refund would be able to receive one. Reddick said, “SAC views a concert ticket as a contract with the student who purchases it. When the contract was breached due to the incident, there was no other choice but to refund the tickets.
Reddick said the exact number of tickets refunded was unknown, but that it equaled approximately $400. She also said that an incident like this has never happened at an SAC concert before, but that some circumstances are beyond their control. “The only thing we can do is make educated and rational decisions on behalf of our students. We are very happy with the Childish Gambino performance and have received positive feedback from audience members. We look forward to providing more shows chosen for students, by students.”
Thursday, May 8
Faculty Senate meeting, 3:30-5 p.m., Plaster Student Union 313
Friday, May 9
Understanding Financial Statements workshop, 2-5 p.m. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development 1000
Pre-Departure Orientation for 2014 Summer and Fall Study Away students, 10 a.m.-noon, Plaster Student Union third floor ballroom
Student Activities Council meeting, 4-5:15 p.m., Plaster Student Union 313
Ask the Experts Blackboard Open Session, 1:30-5 p.m., Meyer Library 205
Wednesday, May 7
Open Forum for Vice President for Marketing and Communications Candidate Andrew Careaga, 2-3 p.m., Plaster Student Union theater, Entertainment Management Association meeting, 5-6 p.m., Meyer Library 101 Spectrum meeting, 7-9 p.m., Plaster Student Union third floor
Ask the Experts Open Sessions, 2-4 p.m., Cheek Hall 100
Saturday, May 10 Finals, all day
Sunday, May 11 Finals, all day
Monday, May 12 Finals, all day
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M I S S O U R I S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | the-standard.org
Goodbye, Missouri State By Nicolette Martin, editor-in-chief I remember my very first day at Missouri State. It was move-in day in August 2011, and I was both ecstatic and terrified to begin what I thought would be my final two years in college. Although the day was pretty hectic, with the help of the Bear Crew, it didn’t take me long at all to get my stuff moved up to Hutchens 704-A, where my newest college journey would begin. As a transfer student from the University of Iowa and the University of MissouriKansas City, I had lived through my share of roommates from you-know-where, and hoped that I wouldn’t have to relive it — both with my best friend from high school, with whom I had transferred to Missouri State, or with one of my random suitemates. But with an introduction to my suitemate Veronica — who I later came to know as Vern — and unpacking my room with my best friend Caitlin, I had a feeling that I had made the right choice in becoming a Bear. And man, oh man, was I right. Veronica is still one of my closest friends, and Missouri State is now my home. But not for much longer. As a fifth-year senior who has spent the past three years three hours away from home, and the past year in a long-distance relationship, you would think I’d be chomping at the bit to do what I used to do best — pack up my life and move again. As the end of the semester grows nearer and nearer, my desire to just leave this all behind gets smaller and smaller. If I told you three years ago that I would feel this sad about graduating from Missouri State and leaving Springfield, I would have been lying. I looked at my journey here as a quick two years to finish school and move
on with my life. However, as John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” And a lot of life happened to me here at Missouri State. As I came out of my shell, I got more and more involved and, guided by the hand of then Editor-in-Chief Jon Poorman, I joined the staff of The Standard in April of 2012. Again, I looked at this as a good opportunity to get some experience with what I hoped would be my future career, but in the end, take the knowledge and run. With the guidance of Poorman and my adviser Jack Dimond, however, I slowly became more and more involved with The Standard and making a place for myself at MSU. I slowly became friends with more and more people on the staff, became the news editor in December of 2012 and made two of the best friends I could have asked for: then Editor-in-Chief Megan Gates and Managing Editor Lindsey Howard. The Missouri College Media Conference in April 2013 was perhaps the pivotal moment in my career at The Standard, and I still think back from time to time about how it felt when The Standard was named the best college newspaper in the state of Missouri. Sadness set in when Megan and Lindsey graduated and moved away, but another new chapter in my Missouri State career began when I was named the 2013-14 editor-in-chief. It was this year that will go down in history as my best year of college after The Standard staff won a plethora of individual awards at this year’s Missouri College Media Conference. The Standard was named the best newspaper in Division I, and I was
“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” These poignant words are the advice offered to John Keating’s students in the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society.” To those reading this column, I offer the same words — seize the day. As this semester wanes to a close, I urge you to look toward the rapidly approaching summer. For some, summer simply means time between semesters of school, a job, an internship or possibly vacation. For others, the summer has gained a new meaning — just another season. Those same people will be graduating and hopefully moving on to find their passions through careers in their respective fields. Whatever your summer will entail, I have five ways — should you choose to accept them – to make your summer extraordinary, and for the sake of entertainment, let’s do a countdown: 5. Have a plan The first step in making anything successful is adequate planning. To quote Yogi Berra, “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” If you haven’t the foggiest idea of what you’re going to do this summer — whether it be a new job or preparation for next semester — you run the risk of awaking the day before fall classes having realized you wasted three months of your life. The best way to schedule depends on how you function – two options could be a goal sheet or even a daily schedule. 4. Set reasonable goals If you set completely outra-
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named the Missouri College Media Association’s Journalist of the Year. A renewed college career that started out as a simple two years to graduate and move on with my life quickly turned into a college career that I don’t want to end. Missouri State encourages prospective students to “follow your passion; find your place.” Well, my passion is journalism, and my place is at Missouri State. My drawers that were once filled to the brim with black and gold Iowa apparel are now overflowing with maroon and white BearWear, and the place I once considered a temporary solution will hold a permanent place in my heart. It’s difficult to describe the feeling of pride I get when I think about graduating from Missouri State University. It’s difficult to describe the connections I’ve made, the impact everyone in my years at Missouri State has made on me and the memories and accomplishments coming to Missouri State allowed me to have. In my three years here, my teachers have become my role models, The Standard staff has become my family and Missouri State University has become my home. Back in September of 2012, I wrote a column titled: “Don’t be afraid to transfer to be happy.” In it, I wrote that “what I’ve found to be most important in my years as a college traveler … is simply finding a place where you belong.” Transferring to Missouri State was the best decision I’ve ever made, and as my college career comes to an end, I’ll look back on it with nothing but happiness. Thanks for three great years, Missouri State. I’ll never forget you.
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geous goals — building a fullfunctioning, life-sized Pacific Rim robot — you could fail miserably and subsequently realize that, at the end of the summer, you haven’t accomplished anything. The same can be said for overloading goal quantity — less can be more if you make it so. 3. Be productive What’s the point of setting goals if you don’t accomplish them? If you actually accomplish your goals, not only do you stand to learn a thing or two, but you could benefit in another way. If work is your goal, the result could be cash. If working out is your goal, the result could be rippling back muscles — the choice is yours. 2. Don’t burn yourself out I’ve seen too many people overload themselves with too many objectives or too much time devoted to work. To quote Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” If you don’t stop to enjoy summer fun and relaxation, periodically, the only thing you will have gained as a result is a brain filled with mush and fatigue. 1. Start now A good friend once told me, “If you don’t make time for things now, when you have little time, what is going to motivate you to make time for things when you have a lot of time?” The message is simple — summer isn’t going to change your priorities. Only you can do that. In conclusion, you are the arbiter of your summer success or failure. Carpe diem. Seize the day. Make your summer extraordinary.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | the-standard.org
Calendar Tuesday, May 6
Buddha Day, all day, entire campus, free Convoy of Hope’s Made to Work, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 1301 N. Boonville Ave., free Association for Women in Communication’s monthly luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 425 W. Walnut St., $15 for members and first time guests, $14 for AWC students, $25 for non-members Auditions for Theatre and Dance Mainstage Productions, fall 2014, 6-10 p.m., Craig Hall Coger Theatre, free The One Woman Show, 7-8:30 p.m., Carrington Hall Theater, free Trombone Ensembles Concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Ellis Recital Hall, 217B, free
Wednesday, May 7
SAC presents: Man Day’s All That, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Plaster Student Union, North Mall, free One Million Cups Springfield, 910 a.m., Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development 1000, free Wednesday Noon in Founders Park, 12:15-12:45 p.m., 330 E. Water St., free SAC presents: Film festival, 511:59 p.m., Plaster Student Union Theater, free
Thursday, May 8
Last day of classes, all day, entire campus, free Military Science Army ROTC spring awards, 3:30-5 p.m., Craig Hall Coger Theatre, free The Threepenny Opera, 7:30 p.m., 431 S. Jefferson Ave., $10 students rush (cash only), $28 adults, $25 seniors and students SAC After Hours presents: Massage/Study Night Extravaganza, 9-11:59 p.m., Plaster Student Union Level 1 Game Center and Ballroom, free
Friday, May 9
Trek Con Springfield, 11 a.m., 635 E. St. Louis St., passes start at $30, children 13 and under are free Ozarks Public Broadcasting’s 40th Anniversary kick off concert and ice cream social, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Strong Hall Amphitheater, free Anthony Jeselnik, 8-10 p.m., 325 Park Central East, $29.50-$39.50
Saturday, May 10
Trek Con Springfield, 11 a.m., 635 E. St. Louis St., Passes starts at $30, children 13 and under are free Tour De Ozarks, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Park Central Square, charges vary for ride registration, free for spectators A Cub Bella spring concert, 78:30 p.m., Plaster Student Union Theater, $5 for students, $7 for general admission
Sunday, May 11
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Keeping a watchful eye Missouri State alumnus Salman Shah traded his hockey stick for watches By Nicolette Martin The Standard @nicoletteemma
A Missouri State alum is giving Father Time and Mother Earth an update, bringing fashion, function and natural materials to an industry he says has been stagnant for so long. Salman Shah, who finished his undergrad at Missouri State in 2009 with a degree in business administration and his graduate career in 2012 with a master’s in healthcare administration, joined a group of entrepreneurs upon moving back to St. Louis that has created a line of watches made
with natural materials. “We realized this is something that’s really not out there and something that’s different, especially in an industry that we’ve seen — we’ve seen the smart watches recently — but, to be honest, people are not using watches to tell time anymore,” Shah, the company’s chief brand officer, said. The wood watches for St. Louis-based Jord are “challenging the norm by making unique time pieces as a focal point for everyday fashion while manufacturing from natural materials,” according to a company press release. “Jord,” or “earth, soil or nature” in Swedish, “embodies our position as a natural time
piece and accessories brand,” the press release said. Jord watches will celebrate its six-month anniversary on May 12, and Shah said he hopes the brand will grow into a watch and accessory line using more natural materials. “Wood is not the limit,” Shah said. “We want to be a natural accessories and timepieces company. Right now, wood has been the primary focus, but we do have visions of embarking to make watches fully of stone and other natural materials out there.” Shah said one of the things that sets Jord wood watches apart is their uniqueness. Because the maple, bamboo and sandalwood they currently use are natural and sourced from all over the world, no two watches — even if the same model — are alike. “It’s such a unique product, because every grain of wood is different,” Shah said. “Everyu See JORD, page 13
Young Gangsta’s ‘My Krazy Life’ an ‘embarrassing parody’
Eighth Annual Moms and Mimosas Mother’s Day brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 313 S. Jefferson Ave., $5 adults, $10 ages 9-12, $8 ages 3-8
Monday, May 12
Bachelor in Fine Arts senior exhibitions, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Brick City 101 and 110, free
Follow-up parody ‘Spank! Harder’ to hit Gillioz Theatre
In a follow-up parody of “50 Shades of Gray,” Gillioz Theatre presents “Spank! Harder” to play June 3 at 8 p.m. To coincide with the parody, Gillioz Theatre is having a Mother’s Day Ladies Night Out Giveaway. The grand prize is four tickets to see “Spank! Harder,” a floral arrangement from Linda’s Flowers, a $50 gift card to Ricardo Brazillian Grill and a $50 gift card to Nu Essence Spa. Second place is four tickets to see “Spank! Harder,” and third place receives two tickets to see “Spank! Harder.” To register for the contest visit http://ky3.upickem.net/engine/You rSubmission.aspx?contestid=129363.
‘Threepenny Opera’ offers special deal
For tickets for the Thursday, May 8, performance of The Springfield Contemporary Theatre’s “Threepenny Opera,” you can buy one ticket and get one free. Performances of “Threepenny Opera” are May 8-10, and all shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 417-8 31-8001 to make reservations.
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Salman Shah is the chief brand officer for Jord watches.
A toolbelt of resources By Amber Duran The Standard @amberjeanduran
Google Inc., founded in 1998, has branded itself so well that google is now a verb. I know this because I googled it, and my computer didn’t alert me with a squiggly red line telling me I had just misspelled a word. The word google, though, gets tossed around so much these days that you may not know it is more than just a search engine. With almost $13 billion in revenue last year, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Google has a lot of financial capability when it comes to bringing innovative technologies to your fingertips. As poor college students, buying a Google Glass product for $1,500 might be out of the
question, but there are a number of Google tools that can be used for free on your various devices. Nathan Hartzler, the distributed user support specialist for the Media, Journalism and Film Department, recommended four Google tools to help you get through college with precision, and yes, they are free.
Google forms is a tool that can help with event planning, sending surveys, giving student quizzes or collecting information in a streamlined fashion. Hartzler said that a Google form can be connected to a Google spreadsheet so that all responses to surveys and quizzes are automatically tabulated, providing students with the data they need for research projects and more. “If you needed to create a
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survey for your sociology class, you use this tool, and it puts all of your results on a spreadsheet,” Hartzler said. “It’s really powerful and really versatile.”
“I don’t know where people get their news from, but this is a great source,” Hartzler said. “It is a one-stop place to get up on all the current events.” With its amalgamation of multiple news sources, Hartzler said Google news lets users customize their news experience, allowing users to choose the sources they want to read from. It is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from around the world, groups similar stories together and displays them according to your customized interest setu See GOOGLE, page 13
Compton retains some undeniable mystique and intrigue about Dylan it — especially its Beck music scene. Critically Music Reviewer acclaimed West Coast quintet N.W.A. granted the southern California suburb status in the music industry with 1988’s landmark “Straight Outta Compton,” ushering in a golden age in hip-hop across the country. Combining extensive profanity and extravagant tales of drug-related conquests, gangsta rap exploded in popularity throughout the ’90s. Compton’s latest progeny contrast a hyperaware social conscience with the typical gangster bravado of SoCal. Kendrick Lamar spun the rap game on its head with his “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City,” a harrowing and self-aware chronicle of life on the streets for Los Angeles County’s youth. Likewise, Keenon Jackson — or Young Gangsta, abbreviated YG — attempts the same on his recent debut LP “My Krazy Life.” Contrary to Lamar’s earnest and disgusting revelations, YG’s freshman release feels like an embarrassing parody of everything Compton. Corniness pervades immediately. “Momma Speech Intro” rips a page almost directly from the Book of Lamar — save the language — when YG mother warns of the dangers of “hanging with those gang-bangers” from the front porch. Compulsory expletives and obligatory hometown pride follow. Backed by the grating whine and obnoxious crunch of DJ Mustard’s four-on-the-floor production, YG reels off histories of his gang involvement and stakes his claim to fame. Despite his deft tongue and capable rhymes, however, his sentiments fall flat when we realize that we have heard it all before — and even more interestingly. Later, Mustard’s sterile production remains u See GANGSTA, page 13
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Webb weaves plot like Spider-Man weaves webs Trevor Mitchell Movie Reviewer @TrevorisAmazing
The second installment in a film series is always a challenge. The audience is familiar with the characters, so you can’t waste any time on introductions. If it’s a franchise, there has to be an “ending” without the story really ending. And, above all, the action level has to exceed the last film or else the audience will simply get bored. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” takes on all these challenges in stride, never overstays its welcome and improves upon its predecessor in every way.
Where “Thor: The Dark World” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” didn’t have a leg to stand on, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” has all eight firmly planted on the ground. Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”) has a lot going on — he’s in a complicated relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone, “Zombieland,” “Easy A”), he’s still trying to figure out why his parents left him with his aunt and uncle at an early age and there’s no less than three super villains trying to murder him. The biggest of these three is Max Dillon (an outstanding Jamie Foxx), a nobody electrical engineer who gets in an accident that turns him into Electro, who, shockingly, has the power to control electricity. Electro’s powers are portrayed incredibly onscreen, but Foxx’s portrayal of him as a
College living: an app-to-app affair By Peyson Shields The Standard @peysonrose
Fetching a pail of water isn’t the daily struggle of a college student, but knowing what smart phone app to use is. Getting by without my iPhone would be a struggle. Even though I like to pride myself for being down to earth and at least 50 percent hippie, my phone is host to more than the group chat between my roommates and me. Calling is probably what I use my phone for the least. Phones are basically pocket computers that help us communicate, navigate, and even study. I mean lets be honest, if I didn’t have autocorrect on my phone I would be sent back to the fourth grade. Phones have become such a daily, I hate to say, necessity. Apps have taken over my touch screen and have evolved beyond just Facebook and Twitter. There are thousands upon thousands of apps, millions proba-
tragic villain obsessed with being recognized is one of the best parts of the movie. Meanwhile, Peter has just reconnected with his old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan, “Kill Your Darlings”) who has inherited both his father’s company and the disease that killed him. Harry believes that only Spider-Man’s blood can save him, while Peter is worried that the results could be worse than mere death. Aptly-named director Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) shows his skill for interweaving action and romance as the film threatens to fire more plot threads than Spider-Man does webs. Garfield and Stone continue to have some of the most smooth, easy chemistry currently present on film, with a romance that deftly dances between playful teasing and
pure and simple love. Garfield continues to hold his own as Spider-Man, effortlessly wisecracking and webslinging his way across the city with a charming personality that Tobey Maguire never managed to capture in the original film series. Other highlights include Paul Giamatti, tragically underused as Rhino in what seems to be preparation for super villain team The Sinister Six to show up in the next film, and Denis Leary as Gwen Stacy’s deceased father, an eternally-frowning specter, mentally torturing Peter for his choice to continue dating Gwen. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” joins such films as “The Dark Knight” and “The Avengers” by bringing new elements to characters you already know — while keeping the things that made the original great.
bly, that are made to make our lives easier. So if you’re technology challenged like me, you’ll appreciate these helpful apps.
StudyBlue is a free app that helps you … wait for the shock … study! Besides just making flash cards and uploading notes, you can add classes to your “backpack” and share them with others in your class. Talk about technology.
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Brewing up three different types of Springfield beer
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Although Mother’s doesn’t have food, this brewing company does have a tasting room for its beers, and the taps are updated regularly. The tasting room is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Mother’s has tours every Saturday at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. No need to make a reservation, but make sure you show up early. The tours are first come, first served. Mother’s has three year-round beers: Towhead, Lil’Helper and Three Blind Mice. It offers a variety of seasonal beers, as well. Be sure to check out the spring beer, Spring Batch. It tastes like, well … u See BREW, page 13
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Scorebox NBA needs to crack down on more than racism
Men’s golf Tuesday, April 29 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, 5th of 9 Baseball (20-24, 7-8) Tuesday, April 29 Arkansas 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0— 4 Missouri State 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0— 1 Wednesday, April 30 Missouri State 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1— 6 UALR 0 2 0 5 3 0 0 0 X—10 Friday, May 2 Missouri State 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0— 5 Dallas Baptist 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1— 6 Saturday, May 3 Missouri State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0— 0 Dallas Baptist 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X— 1 Sunday, May 4 Missouri State 0 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 0—10 Dallas Baptist 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0— 5 Women’s track Saturday, May 3 Jace LaCoste Invitational, 3rd of 8 Softball (27-26, 10-16) Saturday, May 3 Missouri State 1 0 0 1 3 0 9—14 Evansville 0 0 0 0 1 2 3—6 Saturday, May 3 Missouri State 0 0 0 0 0 0 1—1 Evansville 0 0 0 0 3 0 X—3 Sunday, May 4 Missouri State 0 1 0 0 0 0 2—3 Evansville 1 0 0 0 0 0 0—1
Last week, a man was banned, fined and ostracized from his work and really his life: Donald Sterling. What he said can only be described as vile, and to refute that would also be considered vile. He is being fined $2.5 million and is banned for life from the NBA. Cue the debates on what is right and wrong and who is right and what is unfair. I’ll leave the bigtime speculation to the big-time guys, but I want to key in on a specific issue that worries me. The NBA is addressing this as a moral and an ethical issue. That is
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good for them to be so upstanding as to not allow bigotry. My worry is that the National Basketball Association has now put itself in a tricky place, because it has come down so hard on Sterling for something deemed unethical. At this point, the com-
missioner of the League, Adam Silver, has especially made it known that this behavior is intolerable. So where do the lines get drawn? All too often (and I mean seriously) players in professional sports are caught doing things that are also deemed unethical, not to mention illegal. Know that I am absolutely in favor of Sterling suffering the consequences of his actions, but I also believe that with this type of unethical behavior coming under so much fire, then so should the
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Calendar Tuesday, May 6
Baseball, 6:35 p.m., vs. Oral Roberts at home
Wednesday, May 7
Baseball, 6:35 p.m., vs. Kansas at home
Thursday, May 8
Softball, 4:05 p.m., Quarterfinals in Normal, Ill.
Friday, May 9
Baseball, 5:30 p.m., vs. Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind. Softball, TBA, Semifinals in Normal, Ill.
Saturday, May 10
Baseball, 1 p.m., vs. Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind. Softball, TBA, Championship in Normal, Ill.
Sunday, May 11
Baseball, noon, vs. Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind.
Thursday, May 15
Baseball, 6:35 p.m., vs. Evansville at home
Friday, May 16
Baseball, 1:05 p.m., vs. Evansville at home Women’s track, TBA, Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill.
Saturday, May 17
Baseball, 1:05 p.m., vs. Evansville at home Women’s track, TBA, Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill.
Sunday, May 18
Women’s track, TBA, Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill.
Briefs Clay Murphy named MSU Student-Athlete of the Week
Redshirt senior right-handed pitcher Clay Murphy was named Missouri State’s Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of April 29. Murphy earned the award with the best strikeout performance of his career. With 13 strikeouts, Murphy helped the Bears to a 7-5 victory over UT-Martin and earned his 14th career victory as a Bear.
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Baseball Bears snap 4-game skid, drop series to Dallas Baptist By Chase Probert The Standard @Chase_A_Probert
Softball, 11:05 a.m., MVC Tournament vs. Northern Iowa in Normal, Ill.
other cases. Athletes should not be allowed to live above the law or the scrutiny of audiences. There is already a growing concern that athletes get paid too much (see my column from last week), so do the continual fines really matter? Banning Sterling is an impactful action. Now, I don’t think banning people is the answer, but if banning is the style of no-nonsense punishment the NBA wants, then it has to stick to its guns in future matters, whether it be player misconduct or another racist.
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The Missouri State women’s tennis team was discontinued in 2006 as part of an athletics restructuring plan. The revived team will take the court once again in the fall.
MSU’s revived tennis team hires coach, gets recruits for 2014-15 season By Mike Ursery The Standard @MikeUrsery
The start of the 2014-15 academic year will mark a new beginning for those attending their first year at Missouri State as well those returning. It will also mark the return of one of the university’s athletic programs. The MSU Athletic Department announced last September that women’s tennis would return in fall 2014. The decision came after the university assembled a task force to evaluate its compliance with regulations set by Title IX. “President Clif Smart called for the task force because he wanted to ensure that we were meeting Title IX standards,” said Casey Hunt, senior associate director of athletics. “We looked at several sports, and we decided that we had tennis before, so why not
bring it back?” According to a report made by the task force, several sports were evaluated based on the following: the number of participants, conference affiliation, regional interests, travel, facility availability, scholarships and operating costs. Other sports that were evaluated included ice hockey, lacrosse, bowling, sand volleyball and water polo. After the decision was made to bring back tennis, the next step for MSU was to hire a coach. The university hired Mallory Evans, a Missouri alumna and former assistant tennis coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Evans was hired on Feb. 26, but she did not assume her duties until April 1. She has since then begun recruiting players to assemble the first tennis team at MSU since 2006. “We already have five athletes,” Evans said. “We have recruited two high school students, and we have three transfer students as well.” The tennis team can award eight full scholarships and can also add one walk-on, allowing for nine players on the roster. Expectations have not been set for Evans as far as winning matches, but she says she has set personal expectations for herself from the early going. “I want to win,” Evans said. “The university has done a great job of welcoming me and helping me establish the tennis program. However, they have not set forth any expectations as of right now. My only expectations are personal.” MSU tennis will be played at Cooper Tennis Complex, a tennis facility that is located near Killian Stadium.
For the second time this year, the Missouri State baseball Bears dropped a three-game set to the Dallas Baptist Patriots, as the Patriots took two of three against the Bears in Dallas this past weekend. Unlike the first set of games at Hammons Field in mid-March, this series went down as a conference match-up, with the Patriots knocking the Bears into sixth place in the Valley with two weeks to go in the regular season. In the first game of the series, the Bears squandered a three-run lead as Dallas Baptist completed its comeback with a walkoff winner on Friday night. With the Patriots trailing by three in the bottom of the eighth, Dallas Baptist’s Austin Listi evened the game at 5 all with a threerun home run off of junior right-hander Zach Merciez. This was Listi’s second home run against the Bears this year, the first being a go-ahead solo shot in the ninth inning of the series finale back in March. Mike Wesolowski completed the comeback for the Patriots with a 2out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. The Bears received seven strong innings from senior right-hander Cody Schumacher, who surrendered three hits for only two runs (one earned) to go along with five strikeouts as he earned the nodecision. The outfield staff added to the game, as well, with freshman Blake Graham and senior Patrick Drake recording two hits each for the Bears, while sophomore Tate Matheny and junior Dylan Becker each knocked in a run. Game 2 on Saturday went down as a pitcher’s duel between MSU’s sophomore Jon Harris and Dallas Baptist’s Paul u See BASEBALL, page 7
Softball heads to MVC tourney after big win By Eli Wohlenhaus The Standard @eliwohlenhaus
The Missouri State softball team needed to win a series to get to the Missouri Valley Conference tournament and did just that. Missouri State has struggled within conference play, but this last weekend, the Bears prevailed over the Evansville Purple Aces two of three times to give them the opportunity to go to the conference tournament. The Bears end the regular season at 27-26 overall and 10-16 in the conference. They are set to face Northern Iowa on Thursday at 11:05 a.m. This is how the Bears’ regular season finished off. Missouri State got to work
right away in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Saturday. Senior second baseman Ashley Brentz led the Bears off with a double, and then scored on sophomore first and third baseman Bethany Sullinger’s 25th two-out RBI of the season. Scoring in the first inning was a huge part of the Bears’ success earlier in the season, and this game was no exception. Missouri State added four more runs until the top of the seventh inning, when after taking two outs, the Bears went on a roll that is an extraordinary occurrence in softball. The ingredients included walks, being hit by pitches, Evansville errors and a three-RBI double by Sullinger. The Bears finished their half of the last inning by scoring nine
runs, which was enough to win the game, even though the Purple Aces scored three in the bottom of the seventh. Missouri State won, 14-6. Game 2 immediately followed, but what was once a blitzkrieg of runs for the Bears was no more. Missouri State only plated one run and fell to the Purple Aces 3-1, putting themselves in a must-win situation to make the tournament. The seniors stepped up. Sunday lived up to its name as the sun showed no mercy, radiating heat onto the softball diamond. This was not a problem for Missouri State, which didn’t let a quick 1-0 lead for Evansville deter the Bears from their postseason plans. In the second inning, junior left-fielder Rebecca McPherson
hit an RBI single to tie the game. To take the lead that would eventually stand, Missouri State once again buckled down in the seventh, scoring two and shutting down Evansville to get a 3-1 win. Missouri State started out this season with a 10-3 record, but really has had some problems against its conference rivals. The Bears have, however, managed to beat each of their conference foes at least once, except the Illinois State Redbirds (the only team to sweep Missouri State this season). Northern Iowa beat Missouri State earlier this season in two of three games, winning 10-0 and 91.The game the Bears won was 65. The conference tournament will be hosted by Illinois State in Normal, Ill.
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Voelker, with both pitchers nearly matching their strong outings from the first MSUDallas Baptist series. Although Harris (8 innings, 3 hits, 1 BB, 1 ER, 8 K) only allowed five base runners on the day, his second outing against Dallas Baptist ended just as his first, with a 1-0 loss to the Patriots. Matheny and freshman infielder Aaron Meyer recorded six of the Bears’ eight hits of the day, but Voelker stymied the Bears’ offense just as he had done in his first performance against the Bears, going seven and two-thirds scoreless while striking out seven. Wesolowski delivered the decisive blow again, this time with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth, to claim the series victory for Dallas Baptist. After being shutout for
the seventh time on Saturday, the Bears responded with a 10-run, 12-hit performance in a 10-5 victory on Sunday to salvage a game in the series. The Bears were powered by a seven-run fourth inning, which was highlighted by a Matheny grand slam for his team-leading eighth home run of the year. To go along with Matheny’s input, sophomore infielder and outfielder Spencer Johnson also added three hits, going 3-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Redshirt senior righthander Clay Murphy collected his fourth win of the year, throwing seven innings while giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits and striking out eight. The Bears return to Hammons Field this week with a pair of non-conference midweek games against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The first pitch for each game is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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The Kansas City Chiefs were the biggest surprise of the 2013 NFL season. The team that posted an NFL-worst 2-14 in 2012 broke out into a 9-0 start and finished the season at 11-5 to earn its first playoff berth since 2010. If the Chiefs want to repeat what they did in 2013 and keep up with the other two competitive AFC West teams (sorry, Oakland), they will need to address important needs that appeared during the offseason. Kansas City lost players to free agency at three key positions: offensive line, wide receiver and safety. Chiefs fans are hoping the team can have a solid draft and add the necessary pieces that will help the team contend in the division for years to come. As a San Diego fan, I would prefer to see the Chiefs trade away all of their picks for a tackling dummy and a sack of footballs. As I stated above, Kansas City has needs at three important positions. Kansas City also faces one slight problem in this year’s draft — it doesn’t have a second-round pick. That pick belongs to San Francisco, who received that pick before last season as compen-
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We Rams fans know about the NFL draft — I mean our last winning season came in 2004. We have gotten used to it. This draft, the Rams sit in a good position, picking in Rounds 2 and 13. Thanks to the trade with Washington, General Manager Les Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher have a chance to get this team back to relevancy. Picking high in the draft is a much better feeling when it’s not your team’s original pick, and thanks to RG3 and Washington, the Rams sit at two, right behind the Houston Texans. There are a number of ways the Rams can use Pick 2 and I’ll go over the most likely of ways here. Jadeveon Clowney, defensive end from South Carolina. Clowney has been considered the top prospect in the draft, and the Rams already have a great defensive line which, with Clowney, would have the potential to be elite. Greg Robinson, tackle from Auburn. The Rams are in need of Oline depth with Jake Long looking like he’ll miss the first few games of the season. Robinson is a mauling tackle who would do wonders in opening up the run game for Zac Stacy and could play guard once Long is healthy, allowing
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Mike Ursery Sports reporter sation for trading Alex Smith to the Chiefs. This leaves just six draft picks for the Chiefs, with 63 players being drafted between Kansas City’s first- and third-round picks. The Chiefs have the 23rd pick in this year’s NFL Draft and have plenty of variety as far as which position they choose to address with their first pick. Here is a position-by-position analysis of the likely players they could choose and when they could decide to choose them. Wide Receiver: This is likely to be the first need the team addresses. Dwayne Bowe tops the depth chart, but the next guy in line is Donnie Avery, who is rumored to lose his starting job as well as not even make the team in
John Robinson Sports reporter the Rams to release Long next year to save money. Robinson will be a little raw, but he is believed to have the greatest ceiling of any tackle in the draft. Jake Matthews, tackle from Texas A&M. He isn’t far behind Robinson in terms of talent and comes in a bit more polished. Matthews also has a connection to Fisher, as his father played for Fisher in Tennessee — a connection which could give Matthews the edge. Khalil Mack, linebacker from Buffalo. Mack has freak talent on the defensive side of the ball. The Rams need a good outside linebacker, and Mack would fit the bill. He played for a small school, but the talent is enough where Mack could come in and make an immediate impact. Sammy Watkins, receiver from Clemson. Watkins is the most explosive
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receiver in this draft, with a fantastic combination of hands, size, and speed to be the No. 1 receiver in the NFL. The Rams used a top-10 pick on receiver Tavon Austin last year but still lack a true No. 1 option. Watkins is considered the second-best athlete behind Clowney and would make an excellent addition to the Ram’s receiving corps. Johnny Manziel, QB from Texas A&M. Yes, I can see the Rams taking Johnny Football with the second pick. Manziel is a new kind of quarterback, in the vein off Russell Wilson or Colin Kaepernick, two QBs the Rams are very familiar with. Snead has stated a commitment to current QB Sam Bradford, but coming of an ACL injury and heading toward a big payday could cause them to pursue other options. It could be Johnny Football time in St. Louis. Trade Down: I believe this is the most likely option for the Rams. There simply isn’t a player that stands out enough to be satisfied at staying at two, and this is a deep draft for the Rams needs. I believe Clowney goes to Houston as the No. 1 pick, but if he does not, I believe the Rams will select him at two.
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wide receiver. Defensive Back: Kansas City could elect to choose a safety with its first pick if the receivers I mentioned above are already taken by the time it goes on the clock. However, if the Chiefs do choose a receiver in the first round, look for them to use their third-round-pick on a defensive back. Likely choices for Kansas City in the first round are Jason Verrett of TCU and Bradley Roby out of Ohio State. If Kansas City does in fact use its third-round-pick on a defensive back, look for them to choose either Dion Bailey out of USC or Deone Bucannon from Washington State. Both of these players have enough
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Otherwise, look for the Rams to trade down and take one of the playmakers who will still be available. The Rams have their own pick at 13, and while there won’t be the same level of talent at 13, there will still be plenty of talented players to choose from. Aaron Donald, defensive tackle from Pittsburg. Donald is a pass rushing DT who would give the Rams an inside pass rush they’ve been lacking. A line of Quinn, Brockers, Donald, and Chris Long would give opposing offensive lines fits, and even if the Rams grab Clowney I can still see the Rams grabbing Donald, though he may not fall to 13. Calvon Pryor or Hasean Clinton-Dix, free safeties from Louisville and Alabama respectively. These are the two best free
talent and speed that they could start a rookies in the NFL. Offensive Line: Jon Asamoah went to Atlanta. Geoff Schwartz is now with the Giants. The Chiefs have holes to fill at the offensive line. Don’t be surprised if Kansas City decides to add protection for Smith with their first pick. However, there is also a possibility the team could wait until the later rounds to select one or more linemen. A likely first-round selection would be Xavier Su’a-Filo from UCLA. If they decide to wait until the later rounds, the Chiefs could add Billy Turner from North Dakota State or Brandon Thomas from Clemson. The NFL Draft begins with first round selections on May 8 and continues through May 10. Draft coverage can be seen on ESPN.
safeties in the draft, and the Ram’s definitely need a starter in this position. Pryor is more of a hard-hitting type and Clinton-Dix has better hands, so I think, based on skill set, ClintonDix has the edge. Both would make a fine choice at 13 however, especially in a Greg-Williams-defense, which plays single deep safety often. Mike Evans, receiver Texas A&M. Evans is the 6-foot-5, 231-pound receiver the Rams have been looking for since they drafted Brian Quick in 2012. I believe Evans fits the Rams’ needs more than Watkins does, but if the Rams do not take Watkins at two, I believe Evans will be very much in play at 13. This draft is a deep one for the Rams. There are still needs to fill, which can be met in later rounds: cornerback, O-line and even safety. The Rams can find upgrades in later rounds and be in a good position for 2014.
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Bringing hope to tornado-affected communities near Springfield By Rose Marthis The Standard @BroseMarthis
Though the April 27 tornadoes did not hit Springfield directly, the city is helping the affected communities in Kansas and Arkansas through Convoy of Hope, the disaster relief organization based here. “The first thing we always do is send an assessment team of two or three people to be the first on the ground and talk to partner agencies, like local churches, to see what the damage is and what needs to be done,” said Molly Erickson, the marketing and public relations coordinator at Convoy of Hope. After the assessment team reports back, Erickson said they plan what supplies to send to the communities. Convoy of Hope sent 107,000 pounds of food and supplies to Vilonia, Ark., Baxter Springs, Kan. and Louisville, Miss., Erickson said. These supplies include cleaning materials, such as trash cans, rakes, shovels and debris removal tools; food and water and sports drinks; and other personal hygiene products, like diapers, she said. These supplies came from one of the six warehouses the organization has across the world that are kept filled in the hopes of delivering relief as fast as possible when something happens, Erickson said. Sometimes Convoy of Hope will also send teams of volunteers, but Erickson said this time there were enough volunteers available through the local partnering churches who put in more than 800 hours to help clean up the community and help people. “From the pictures on our blog, it looks pretty similar to the damage done by the Joplin tornadoes,” Erickson said.
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twice before they consider taking up this activity, because it can create dependence. “Nicotine is poison in itself. It’s not good for the body, so you’d have to deal with any adverse effects,” Cotter said. As she explained how it all works, Jessamyn Orchard, store manager for 417 Vapor, could have been mistaken for a scientist. She noted a couple elements of the e-cigarette: a battery and tank. Inside the atomizer unit is a wick and coil. The wick draws liquid flavors to the coil, then the
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Convoy of Hope has several ways of providing disaster relief. “The houses are rubble, and people there say you can’t tell what street you’re on, because there is nothing to look at.” Convoy of Hope does take some measures to try to prepare for the annual tornado season, but Erickson said, ultimately, it is hard to prepare for a disaster that is unpredictable. On an organizational level, Erickson said they hold emergency drills and constantly keep communication lines open with the partners stationed all over the country who are the “voice, hands and feet” before the officials can arrive. “We encourage people to be prepared on a personal level by having stockpiles of food, water, blankets and other supplies,” she said. Erickson said the best way for people to help is to give financially, because they already have an established network of partners who donate supplies and can multiply the donated
coil heats the liquid up to produce the vapor. The flavorings are made with vegetable glycerin, propylene glycerin, candy flavor and ranging doses of nicotine. They can also be made with no nicotine at all. The terminology may be confusing, but Orchard, like the scientist she is, wants people to understand the difference between vaping and smoking. “Smoke is created through the process of combustion, but when you go to vaporization, you’re totally bypassing combustion. So there’s nothing burning, and you’re going straight to vaporization,” Orchard said. According to the FDA website, “Once the proposed rule becomes final, FDA will
dollar to acquire even more food. Convoy of Hope also has locationspecific donations, such as when people donated specifically to help the Philippines after the tsunami in 2013. This allows the organization to set up longterm relief efforts with any extra money available after the initial response, Erickson said. Convoy of Hope also has a local volunteering opportunity helping in the warehouse every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for Hands of Hope. There is no need to pre-register unless you have a group of 10 or more volunteers. Erickson said that through all of the responses to disasters that Convoy of Hope does, it always comes down to feeding people. “We have a driving passion to feed the world through everything that we do, whether that be physically or emotionally,” she said.
be able to use powerful regulatory tools, such as age restrictions and rigorous scientific review of new tobacco products and claims to reduce tobacco-related disease and death.” Sands said he’s concerned with major industries, such as tobacco and pharmaceutical companies, influencing the FDA’s regulations. “I’m hoping that some of these larger companies don’t get involved in it which are starting all this hoopla about vaping and electric cigarettes because of the lost profits, and that’s what it’s about in my opinion,” Sands said. “I think we’ve been really proactive at 417 as far as trying to stay ahead of that game … as regulations start to come in, we’re already get-
ting prepared for that. But, on a personal note, it blows my mind that it feels like they’re trying to regulate out something that is helping people quit smoking,” Orchard said. Right now, there are no age limits on some electronic cigarettes and vapors, and Cotter said he believes the FDA wants to regulate it to keep it out the hands of young people. “Typically, you try to deter those types of behaviors until someone has reached a good developmentally cognitive (age) to make reasonable, sound decisions. I think that’s where they’re going with that,” Cotter said. To follow the regulation changes go to FDA’s website at http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/default.htm.
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Marketing strategy gets students, customers involved
Local businesses are using customers to their advantages by making some brand ambassadors By Tessa Rull For The Standard
In an effort to reach millenials, many companies are now adding their ordinary customers to their marketing teams using the position of brand ambassador. A 2011 study by Re:fuel, an advertising agency that specializes in college media, found students still control nearly $417 billion in disposable income, income local businesses are eager to acquire. Millennials seek recommendations from their peers before making purchases, according to Consumer Clarity, a marketing strategy firm, which is why companies are now seeking their current customers to market their products to peers. Ali Cavanaugh is a senior marketing and advertising and promotion major at Missouri State University and works for Taco Bell as its brand ambassador. Since students are a large customer group for the Taco Bell located on the corner of National Avenue and Cherry Street, the company seeks to build a relationship with students at Missouri State, and they do so through Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh said her job is to inform students about specials and new additions to the menu by distributing promotional items at special events. “I am here to help build a relationship between Taco Bell and MSU,” she said. “We do so by sponsoring events and donating Taco Bell promotional items such as hats, cups, sunglasses and pens. We want to show our appreciation by helping organizations on campus.” Justin Schneller, a brand ambassador under the government and education department for AT&T Wireless in the Midwest, informs students about AT&T student promotions for the back-to-school and end-of-school seasons as well as international student promotions and study abroad plans. He also works with MSU employees with their discount programs. Schneller has found that using technology in his job allows him to connect with millennials. “Students today communicate so much differently than I did 10 years ago, when I was in my college years,” Schneller said. “The value they put into technology and
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The Taco Bell on the corner of National Avenue and Cherry Street uses a brand ambassador. how they use technology to improve their lives is more important than ever.” “Companies have to be more interactive with their demographic, and to provide top-tier service to a group of people who are always connected,” he said. Cavanaugh said the job of brand ambassador is different compared to other jobs in advertising. “My job is unique, because I get to work directly with customers and build a relationship with different groups,” she said. “I have my own schedule, and I get to pick which events I think would be beneficial to attend.” Schneller believes that brand ambassadors are an essential part of a company’s marketing team. “Large organizations are very complex. There has to be employees of companies deeply involved with their clients at all levels,” Schneller said. “There have to be ambassadors understanding the ground level dynamics to support customer needs, wants and future solutions.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job availability for brand ambassadors is projected to grow 18 percent between 2010 and 2020.
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Taco Bell uses a brand ambassador to promote Taco Bell products and events like its $1 happy hour.
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Annual SGF police report released; broader definition of rape included Increased social media presence and citizen involvement also key points in report Sadie Welhoff The Standard #TwitterlessSadie
The Springfield Police Department has made some changes over the past year, which can all be found in their public annual report. Last year the police department updated its social media presence with new Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. Public Affairs Officer Lisa Cox said the police department wanted to
directly talk with the public instead of traditionally talking to the public without feedback. Social media is used to inform drivers about slick roads, traffic accidents and lane closures. It is also used when newsworthy crimes occur or when police officers look for public assistance in solving a case. Cox also said the police department uses social media to share testimonials from the public about the positive impact of law enforcement.
Since police involvement usually coincides with a crime, Cox said it is hard not to think of the police department in a negative context. Anyone can go onto the different social media sites and comment privately or publically on matters relating to law enforcement. Another large change was the addition of the new definition of rape. The Federal Bureau of Investigation changed the definition because it excluded many offenses. The definition was “The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will,” which would not include any crimes against males or any kind of sodomy. 2013 saw an increase in rapes, but Cox said the new definition is what makes the frequency of rapes seem higher.
In reality, “They’re just classified differently,” Cox said. The record of sexual assaults includes crimes reported from MSU. President Obama established a task force earlier this year to deal with sexual assaults on college campuses. Cox said the police department values its relationship with MSU. A substation is located on campus, which Cox said is a rarity for most cities. The Family Violence Task Force was also created in Springfield to address domestic violence. An outreach campaign was created so the public could find resources on domestic violence. A public service announcement was also released with the phrase “will you help” to raise awareness of domestic violence.
The police department is trying to involve more citizens in crime prevention. A well-known example of the community services section would be the neighborhood watch. A business watch was established last year, where business leaders were trained in preventing and handling crime in the business community. City Utilities employees were also part of a training program to learn how to prevent crimes in their work out in the community. In March, an Amber Alert went out for a missing boy, and City Utilities workers spotted the boy in Springfield and reported it to the police. “It only took a couple months to prove the program was effective,” Cox said.
WHAT’S UP WITH VAPING?
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Palm Beach Vapors, located at 212 S. Campbell Ave., is a “true pioneer in the e-cigarette vapor market,” according to the company’s website. The company sells a variety of liquids, and customers can combine base flavors into any flavors they desire and add nicotine if desired. With locations nationwide, Palm Beach Vapors has developed a system that ensures flavors bought at any location will be exactly the same. For more information on “vaping” and its risks and effects, see Page 1’s article titled “Put that in your pipe and vape it,” by Briana Simmons. Photos by Evan Henningsen/THE STANDARD
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thing is unique. I could have the same model as you, but mine would look slightly different, because every grain is different.” The company is also striving to differentiate itself by creating a premium line that has actually gone “untapped,” Shah said. The wood watches utilize quality mechanics, such as
Swiss or Japanese movements — the “brain of the time piece,” according to Shah — so not only are the materials exotic, but the actual mechanics of the watch are high-end as well. In their short lifetime, the watches have gained popularity among athletes and celebrities. The company’s website features a hashtag wall on which consumers can tag their photos “#jordwatch” on Instagram and Twitter. The wall includes photos of
current NFL wide receiver and former Mizzou Tiger Brad Smith, Joey Fatone of ‘N Sync, ESPN studio host and anchor Jorge Andrews, current NFL tight end Mike McNeill, current NHL center and left winger Patrick Berglund, current MLB pitcher Shelby Miller, and many more. The company has also partnered with Pujols Family Foundation, founded by former Cardinal Albert Pujolsa, which supports people with autism and the
-tings. As a research and current events tool, Hartzler said that Missouri State University’s 23,800 students who were enrolled last semester could keep this tool in mind when working on class projects. It can help streamline the research process.
much the same — borrowing hollow bass lines and sparse, synthesized melodies from the Bay Area’s hyphy — while YG
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It’s 3 a.m. and you are one source short on your research paper. The library is closed, and you only have enough coffee beans for one more cup of coffee. You need help. Google books can be your savior. Previously known as Google book search and Google print, this tool searches the full texts of books and magazines that Google has scanned and gives users access to these pages. It is like a digital book database and can be an answer to late-night prayers.
Getting through college with precision also requires getting through alive. To survive, you have got to stop texting and driving. Hartzler said Google Voice is a way to keep in touch even while driving and can accommodate your survival needs. Google Voice is an app featured on many Android devices and is available when using Chrome as your internet browser, Hartzler said. You speak your commands into your phone, whether it is a text message, phone call or Google search, and through the work of the app, your command is heard and executed accordingly. “I don’t have Siri, I just use Google Voice,” Hartzler said, adding that it gets the job done just as well. These are just four of so many tools Google has to offer. Take a tour of Google the next time you have a spare moment to get to know the services it offers.
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less-fortunate in the Dominican Republic, to develop a limited-edition timepiece, and a percentage of the profits will be given back to the foundation. “We’re trying to not only develop our own line, but give back to different organizations and charities that we believe are aligned with the values that we have,” Shah said. Although ticking on with a career endeavor, Shah, who was a member of the Ice Bears for three years and
struggles to find anything more to say, resorting to objectifying women in his shallow sexual exploits and lifelessly putting on for his city. Coming as a pleasant surprise, however, two tracks actually succeed, no thanks to Mustard’s production or YG’s rap-
captain of the team for his final year and a half, still looks back fondly at his time at Missouri State. “My undergrad gave me a lot of the knowledge and understanding, and going through the master’s program really helped me with — and I kind of pride myself on with this business — my networking ability,” Shah said. “(My favorite memory from Missouri State) would have to be participating in my first Mizzou vs. Mis-
ping. Mikely Adams and Tee Cee lend a hand on the rather humorous “Meet the Flockers” — a strictly West Coast track that gives detailed instructions on how to rob a house — while “Me & My B****” thrives on its breathy Tory Lanez hook and soulful B Wheezy beat.
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souri State game, just because, in Springfield there is a fan base down there for hockey, a fan base for sports, a fan base for the school — it’s tremendous,” Shah said. “Stepping on the ice and seeing the rink packed from corner to corner full of people who are just going nuts, it was a really humbling and exhilarating experience at the same time.” To explore more or to get your own #jordwatch, visit www.woodwatches.com.
Compton’s gangsta rap scene still booms today, but YG has done nothing to progress the scene with his latest “My Krazy Life.” Critics compare YG’s debut to Lamar’s groundbreaking 2012 effort, but the only thing the two share is Rosecrans Avenue.
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spring. When summer arrives, so does Sandy. It’s a “hopped-up wheat” beer that has hints of grapefruit. If you like pale ale with a crisp taste, then this might be your new water-side drink. Personally, I’m not a fan of darker beers, but I have to say, I’m a sucker for Towhead. Lucky me, it’s year round. If you want to plan a reunion with your friends or take your parents to do something fun during the day, then why not take them on a tour?
Springfield Brewing Co.
If you want to grab a bite to eat while enjoying some drinks, then Springfield Brewing Co. is the place to go. SBC is open seven days a week. The menu includes huge burgers, tasty pastas, amazing appetizers and so much more. You can always order SBC’s delicious year-round beers: Walnut Street Wheat, Paul’s Pale Ale, 11 Point Pilsner and Brewmaster’s Special. SBC always offers a Black Sheep, which is from a selection of different darker brews, and of course, seasonal beers. I always order the Walnut
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The Springfield Brewing Company is located at 305 S. Market Ave. Wheat with three oranges and Southwest eggrolls. Occasionally, I’ll switch it up and drink Paul’s Pale Ale, which is a blend of nut flavors and caramel. Nothing makes watching a sports game or listening to live music better than with an SBC
beer in your hands. Springfield beers, specifically styles from Brewing Co. is such a fun and Belgium, Britan and Germany, all relaxed atmosphere to hang out with an American twist. Purchased in 2007 by John in. Hosfield, WRB started as just an White River Brewing Co. idea, according to its website. White River Brewing Co. speCheck out www.whiterivercializes in traditional European brewingco.com.
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1 Million Cups Springfield Business entrepreneurs give drinking a cup of coffee meaning By Tessa Hull For The Standard
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1 Million Cups Springfield brings entrepreneurs together to discuss business advancement and receive feedback.
Entrepreneurs are getting a chance to receive feedback on ways to advance their businesses and engage the local community in their business plans. Over 100 members of the Springfield community gathered on Wednesday morning with cups of coffee in hand to listen to entrepreneurs present their start-up business ideas at the weekly gathering. “We believe that if we can get the entrepreneurs in Ozark to share 1 million cups of coffee, it will fundamentally change the landscape of our startup community,” said Chad Carleton, a volunteer who helps to facilitate the event each week. The event takes place every Wednesday from 9 a.m to 10 a.m. in 30 cities. It consists of two sixminute presentations by entrepreneurs, followed by a 20-minute question-and- answer session with audience members. Through the question-and-answer session, entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve and grow their businesses. After the event, the presenters have the opportunity to network with other professionals in the area to advance their businesses. Among the presenters Wednesday was Katie Miller from 2BOrganized, a professional organizing firm. Miller has appeared on A&E’s
“Hoarders” and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” “Primarily, what I try to do is simplify the lives of my clients,” Miller said. “I love helping them, I love lightening their load, and a lot of times, people really just need permission to let go of their stuff.” Her long-term goal for her business is to grow the brand and sell franchises, and audience members offered advice and asked questions about how she plans to reach this goal. The other presenter was Marty Preuss from High Impact Metrics, a business that seeks to help other businesses with several locations reach their goals by helping employees understand their performance data. There is an application process that the presenters have to go through before being selected, and the organization looks for not just small and local business owners, but also young entrepreneurs to present. Every week, the facilitators end the event by asking the entrepreneurs what the community can do to help the presenter’s business grow, which highlights the event’s goal of “engaging entrepreneurs in communities around the world,” as stated on the organization’s website. The event takes place at the Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development in downtown Springfield and is scheduled to continue each Wednesday.