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MSU names new vice president for student affairs
Missouri State alumna Denita “Dee” Siscoe was named vice president for student affairs, according to a May 6 news release issued by the university. Siscoe will take over for Earle Doman, who retired on May 1. Siscoe is the current interim vice president for student affairs at the University of South Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree from MSU. Her duties as vice president for student affairs will begin July 22.
SGF City Council hears Walmart, marijuana issues
The Springfield City Council heard Council Bill 2013-095 — a special ordinance for an election to be held August 6 to repeal a zoning map that would allow a Walmart Neighborhood Market to be built at the corner of Campbell Avenue and Grand Street — and Council Bill 2013-097 — a special ordinance for an election to be held August 6 to add provisions to Chapter 78 of the City Code of Ordinances relating to prosecuting marijuana and paraphernalia cases in the Municipal Court of the City. The council will vote on both issues at its next meeting on Monday, May 20.
Calendar Tuesday, May 7
BFA in Studio Art Senior Exhibitions, all day, Brick City 102 Vicki Stanton Public Speaking Showcase, 2:30-7 p.m., PSU
New bill aims to collect Internet sales tax Marketplace Fairness Act would give states authority to require online taxes By Trevor Mitchell The Standard
The last time you bought something online, you probably broke the law. In fact, you’ve probably broken it
every time you’ve bought something online. What you and millions of consumers each year may fail to do is pay the necessary sales tax on online purchases — but a new bill in Congress
aims to ensure that you’ll start soon. The bill, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, gives states the authority to require sales tax be paid in any online transaction. Previously, the Supreme Court ruled that online sellers were only required to collect sales tax if they had a physical presence in the state the consumer was in. As a consumer, if an Inter-
net sale fails to charge you sales tax, you are legally required to report and pay the sales tax as a line item on your state income taxes — yet almost no one follows this rule. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, RMo., said in a speech on April 23 in Washington D.C. that only 300 Missourians adhered to the law in 2012. The bill requires states to simplify their tax laws to make the new process easier.
States must create a “single entity” that deals with all sales tax issues, according to the bill, if they wish to begin collecting the taxes. Only businesses that make more than $1 million a year will be subject to the law, and the government will also provide them with free software to help them collect and keep track of the taxes. u See TAX page 10
Wrongly imprisoned Dewey Bozella tells MSU of his time in Sing Sing Prison By Amber Duran The Standard
Dewey Bozella served 26 years in Sing Sing Prison for a crime he did not commit, and he shared his story with Missouri State University students on Tuesday, April 30. Approximately 30 students attended his lecture that was put on by the SAC lectures committee. On his course through life, Bozella said he thought there were supposed to be ups and downs, but for some reason he only experienced the downs. It was on one of these “downs” that Bozella moved to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to live with his other brother, hoping for things to look up. But it was in Poughkeepsie that he was charged with forcing 6 feet of cloth down 92-year-old Emma Kapser’s throat with an ice pick. He was released due to lack of evidence, but five u See BOZELLA page 10
Horticulture Club General Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m., Karls Hall 230 Student Activities Council Meeting, 4-5 p.m., PSU 313
Wednesday, May 8
BFA in Studio Art Senior Exhibitions, all day, Brick City 102
Blackboard Learn 9.1: New Features and Coming Attractions, 9-10 a.m., Meyer Library 205
Getting Started with the Experts Documentation Wiki, 9-10:30 a.m., Cheek Hall 100 Student Learning Lounge: Let’s Talk Blackboard, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Meyer Library 205
Thursday, May 9
BFA in Studio Art Senior Exhibitions, all day, Brick City 102
Blackboard Learn 9.1: Enhancing Communication, 2-4 p.m., Meyer Library 205 Faculty Senate Meeting, 3:30-5 p.m., PSU 313
Students for a Sustainable Future General Meeting, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Temple Hall 105
Friday, May 10
BFA in Studio Art Senior Exhibitions, all day, Brick City 102 Deadline to Join the Bear Crew, all day, Hammons House 104
Study Day — No Classes, all day
Blackboard Learn 9.1: New Features and Coming Attractions, 9-10 a.m., Meyer Library 205 Blackboard Open Lab, 1:30-5 p.m., Meyer Library 205
Student Learning Lounge: Let’s Talk Blackboard, 1:30-5 p.m., Meyer Library 205
Reception in Honor of Karen L. Horny, Dean Emeritus of Library Services, 3-5 p.m., Meyer Library 306
Saturday, May 11
BFA in Studio Art Senior Exhibitions, all day, Brick City 102 Final Exam Period, all day
Sunday, May 12 Final Exam Period, all day
Monday, May 13
BFA in Studio Art Senior Exhibitions, all day, Brick City 102 Final Exam Period, all day
Graduate College Presents: Study Break, 3-6 p.m., PSU 400
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Rape and sexual assault response standards updated Department of Justice places emphasis on victim comfort, care
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The U.S. Department of Justice released an updated protocol to improve standards for responding to rape and sexual assault on Wednesday, April 24. The recommendations, from Attorney General Eric Holder, are part of a revised version of the National Protocol for SAFE, Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, Protocol. “The SAFE Protocol is based on the latest scientific evidence and provides recommendations to standardize the quality of care for sexual assault victims throughout the country,” the release said. It also suggested that “by promoting thorough, sensitive evidence collection, the SAFE Protocol can
Former MSU student has preliminary hearing
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The Department of Justice has released new standards for sexual assault response which emphasize maintaining the victim’s comfort. improve the criminal justice response to rape and sexual assault to increase offender accountability.” These recommendations would improve response when individuals come forward to report an assault, and there is a responsibility to ensure that victims feel comfortable when coming forward, the release said. Missouri State has strived to make victims feel comfortable about
coming forward to report an assault, said Dean of Students Mike Jungers. “The victim has the option, and we are to inform the victim that they have the option to report Jungers and seek assistance both from the uni-
versity and from law enforcement,” Jungers said. He said the Office of Student Conduct, even if the victim has made it clear that they don’t want to press charges, wants to talk to victims about sexually transmitted diseases, counseling and community resources. If victims have said that they don’t want to speak with anyone in the u See ASSAULT page 11
A former English Language Institute student facing felony charges had his preliminary hearing Monday, May 6. Fahad H. Maashi, 21, was charged with first and seconddegree domestic assault, armed criminal action and felonious restraint after he reportedly held his then girlfriend — a Missouri State student from China — at knifepoint in her apartment on March 14, 2013. Greene County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Nathan Chapman first called Ellen Neville to the stand. Neville testified that she called 911 after hearing “a door slam and a woman scream” from the apartment above hers. “I could hear it through the ceiling vent,” Neville said. “I heard her screaming more and sounds like glass breaking.” Neville said she went upstairs and knocked on the door of the apartment above hers. She heard a voice through the door say something similar to “This would be a lot easier if you just relaxed.” Neville said she then called 911. Officer Jeron Tauai of the Springfield Police Department arrived at the apartment about three minutes after receiving the call, according to his testimony. u See MAASHI page 11
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Physics department, students receive $38,000 grant National Science Foundation, Missouri State and NASA partner to offer students a chance to work in material science and engineering By Nicholas Simpson The Standard
The National Science Foundation, NASA and Missouri State have come together to award the the physics department, as well as three lucky students, the chance to work with some of the top minds in material science and engineering. David Cornelison is the head of physics department and the author of the renewed grant of $38,000, a part of NSF’s Experimental Project to Stimulate Competitive Research, EPSCoR. “EPSCoR was started in the 1970s to help underfunded states compete nationally for federallyfunded research dollars,” Cornelison said. “The project was started through the National Science Foundation but broadened to include several agencies, including NASA.” The NASA program has two pieces, Cornelison said via email — a research award which funds research of interest to NASA’s mis-
sion, and a Research Infrastructure Development, which promotes the development of ties between state institutions and NASA. The program is officially administered by Missouri S&T, but all Missouri schools are invited to participate. “We were fortunate to receive both a research and RID award,” Cornelison said. “The research award was obtained by Dr. Michael Reed and involves the study of extra-solar planetary atmospheres. He is partnering with Washington University of St. Louis and NASA Glenn, a research center located in Ohio.” Cornelison said the RID award was obtained by the department to promote the development of ties between Missouri State’s materials science research group and the materials group at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. “We were helped in that endeavor by the dean of our college, Tamera Jahnke,” Cornelison said. “She first initiated the trip to
Houston to visit with folks down there. The funds will cover stipends for two faculty members, two graduate students and two undergraduates to spend time — up to 14 weeks — at NASA Johnson. In addition, three additional undergraduates will be supported to
work in labs here.” Cornelison said the faculty members for the program were chosen based on their research and ability to spend time in Houston, and the students were chosen based on their majors, and no formal application for the program was
offered. “The students and faculty will be working on some R&D using graphene-based nano-composites,” he said. “Graphene is essentially a single atomic layer of carbon and is
home,” Allworth said. To this day, Allworth still keeps up this tradition in honor of her mom or other important women in her life. Abrilla Hamilton, junior special education major, doesn’t remember the first time she celebrated Mother’s Day without her mom, but before she passed away she would get cards, candy and go out to eat as a family for the holiday. “I was so young and it seems like such a blur,” Hamilton said. Hamilton lost her mother in an accidental death when she was only 11 years old. After her mother received an organ transplant, she was placed on lifetime medications. A few years later, she had some dental work done and was then prescribed pain medications that crossed wires with her other medications, causing her body to shut down on itself.
“It is hard enough to have to lose a mother, but having to deal with a national holiday alone that acknowledges her would be something that I wouldn’t wish on anyone,” Hamilton said. The holidays may be a hard time for her, but she’s found ways to get through it. “Mother’s Day has become more of a day that the family just spends time to acknowledge her and support one another,” Hamilton said. “We tell stories, make dinner and celebrate with all the mothers of the family.” Sophomore psychology major Erica Golliday has been celebrating Mother’s Day without her mom since 2007. “She always wanted to share her day with me, even though the day was just for her, but she made it fun,” Golliday said. “She was as big of a kid as
I was back then.” On March 3, 2007, things would change for Golliday and her family. Since that day, luckily, she still has the support of friends and family to help her get through the holiday. “After losing my mom, my best friend and I, who lost her mom a year before I had, always go out to lunch to celebrate the lives of our two lovely ladies and to reminisce on the good times.” Golliday also looks forward to spending some of the holiday with her dad — who never forgets to tell the same stories about her mom that make her feel better. “My father and I would also spend part of the day to tell stories — stories I had heard time and time again, but they still managed to fill the part of my heart I felt had left with the death of my mother with hope and love,” she
said. Over the years, these ladies have learned to make the best of their holidays. “I pray for all who may be celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time, or 50th time, without their mother or special motherly figure,” Hamilton said. “The pain will never go away, but it can get better with time.” Golliday especially sympathizes with those who are spending their first Mother’s Day without their mom. “My best advice for those who are going through this for the first year, or those who still have a rough time getting through it, is to think about the times that were special and specific to your special lady and do something that will make you happy,” Golliday said. “Although your loved one may be gone, through you their legacy will continue to live on.”
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Garrett Beaver, a senior physics major, is one of three Missouri State students that will be interning at NASA Johnson in Houston, Texas, this year as part of a research grant.
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Students celebrate Mother’s Day without mothers By Briana Simmons The Standard
The one day out of the year that is reserved for mothers only is typically celebrated with quality time, reminiscing, gifts and food. This Sunday, May 12, some Missouri State students will be celebrating Mother’s Day without their special ladies. Jennifer Allworth, junior early childhood education major, lost her mom in the fifth grade after a long battle with cancer. Growing up, she remembers going out for brunch with her mom and dad on Mother’s Day. Now she celebrates the holiday a little differently. Allworth remembers picking lilac flowers for her mom around this time. “They always happen to bloom right around this time. I would go for bike rides, pick some and bring them
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May 7, 2013
Dive into summertime
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, I gave you my favorite things about fall in my column titled “Fall into simplicity.” Nearly six months later, however, the school year is coming to a close and there’s only one thing on my mind: summer. This is the last official summer I’ll have to galavant around town throughout the week before I’m forced to buckle down into the real world and get a real job. Ew. There are so many great things about summer that I’m not even sure I could begin to name them all, but I’ll try. The most exciting thing that marks the beginning of the season full of sunshine and warm temperatures is 79 cent fountain drinks from QuikTrip. I love summer so much that I’m not even mad their prices have increased from the 59 cent summery delights I used to enjoy, but the economy is still recovering and I guess everyone has to get by. There’s also nothing quite like summer without baseball. Last summer, I only got to spend two games at what I once called my favorite place on Earth: Kauffman Stadium. There’s nothing quite like singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and getting crunched up peanut shells in your hair from the person three rows behind you, and a hot dog grilled at home just doesn’t quite cut it. To quote one of my favorite guitarplaying singers from Missouri, “I want to soak up the sun.” Summer is the per-
Nicolette Martin Columnist fect time to get a Route 44 cherry limeade from Sonic, lay a towel on the deck, lather up in some sunscreen, or tanning lotion, and catch a few rays. If you’re like me, you can rig up a “ghetto pool,” as my friends and I like to call it, and lay under the sprinkler to maximize your vitamin D time without getting overheated by the summer sun. Speaking of laying on the deck, summer is also the perfect time for deck nights. Invite a few friends over, drink a few drinks and sit on the deck enjoying the cooler temperatures summer nights bring. Waste the night remembering old times, watching storms roll in or discussing the universe and life. Surely I can’t be the only one who has stayed up until 3 a.m. discussing topics such as parallel universes, extraterrestrial existence and the meaning of life. As many times as our teachers or parents tell us that we need to be productive during the summer while working and preparing for real life, I’ll find solace this summer in wasting the days away and enjoying what little free time I have left before my undergraduate
My ultimate summer playlist • “Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen • “Summer of ‘69” by Bryan Adams • “In This Diary” by The Ataris • “Honestly” by Cartel • “Young Forever” by Jay-Z • “Summer Hair = Forever Young” by The Academy Is... • “Ray Of Light” by Madonna • “Soak Up The Sun” by Sheryl Crow • “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me” by Keith Urban • “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd • “Fishin’ In The Dark” by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band • “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” by Jake Owen
career comes to an end. Most of us only get 16 summers throughout our schooling to enjoy the freedom of our youth, and they shouldn’t be wasted on working the day away without any time to just have fun. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed with work or summer school this June, July or August, get a cherry limeade, put on your sunglasses and enjoy one of the few summers you have left.
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An exciting, scary time
Farewell readers, and thank you
What are you most looking forward to about summer?
Cartoon by Rachel Brown
It’s May 17, 2009. I’m standing on the stage of the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo. I’m dressed in a blue cap and gown, gold stole and honor cords, standing in front of a class of more than 300 people, their family and friends, delivering the closing remarks for my high school graduation. In this moment, standing in the bright lights, I can’t imagine where I will be four years later. After what could be a last summer with my closest friends all together, I’ll head off to the campus of Missouri State, three hours away from my home. My best friends are going other places — most to Northwest, others to UCM or out-ofstate colleges — and none of them embarking on the journey to Springfield with me. Four years later, will I still be in Springfield? Will I be on the opposite side of the country? Back in Independence? Now, those four years have passed, and I know
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Lindsey Howard Managing Editor where I’ll be. It will be May 17, 2013. I’ll be standing in the middle of JQH Arena in Springfield, Mo. I’ll be dressed in a black cap and gown, maroon tassel, standing among hundreds of other graduates, their family and friends. Four years to the date that I graduated from high school, I will be graduating college. And again, in that moment, I’m sure I won’t be able to fathom where I will be four years later. If high school seemed to go by too fast, college seemed to fly. I feel like I should still be standing on that stage in Independence, reveling in the moment and imagining college life. Instead, I am finishing up Letters and Guest Columns Letters to the Editor should not exceed 250 words and should include the author’s name, telephone number, address and class standing or position with the university. Anonymous letters will not be published. Guest column submissions are also welcome. The Standard reserves the right to edit all submissions for punctuation, spelling, length and good taste. Letters should be mailed to The Stan-
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May 7, 2013
Calendar Tuesday, May 7
Yoga by candlelight, 7-8 p.m., Foster Rec Center Studio A, $2
Finals Flop, 8-9 p.m., Foster Rec Center Aquatic Center, free
Wednesday, May 8 SAC Films Presents: “Silver Linings Playbook,” 9 p.m., PSU Theater, free
Thursday, May 9
W.H. Darr School of Agriculture Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Karls Hall 301 Greenhouse, free
SAC After Hours Presents: DeStress Fest, 9 p.m., PSU Ballroom, level one and food court, free
Friday, May 10
W.H. Darr School of Agriculture Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Karls Hall 301 Greenhouse, free SAC Presents: Rock ‘N Bowl, 7:30-10:30 p.m., PSU Level One game center, free
Summer lovin’ The season of fun and freedom is right around the corner. Make sure you’re prepared with The Standard’s guide to summer.
Floating lOl for beginners
Springfield Ballet’s “Alice In Wonderland,” 7:30-9:30 p.m., Springfield Little Theatre, cost varies
Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., 306 South Avenue, $10-12
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Saturday, May 11
C-Street Market, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 321 E. Commercial, free Bicycles and Brews, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Park Central Square, free
Springfield Ballet’s “Alice In Wonderland,” 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Springfield Little Theatre, cost varies Bicycle Film Festival, 3-9 p.m., Gillioz Theatre, $5
Senior BFA Theatre and Dance Showcase, 7:30-9 p.m., Criag Hall Coger Theatre, free Skinny Improv Mainstage, 8-10 p.m., 306 South Avenue, $10-12
Sunday, May 12
Hola Sertoma Moms and Mimosas Mother’s Day Brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Millie’s Cafe, $8$25
Mu Phi Epsilon Spring Recital, 3-4 p.m., First & Calvary Presbyterian Church, free
Monday, May 13
BFA in Studio Art Senior Exhibition, all day, Brick City Room 102, free
Graduate College Presents: Study Break, 3-6 p.m., PSU Room 400, free Electric Arts Student Showcase, 6:30-8:30 p.m., PSU Theater, free
Tuesday, May 14
Media, Journalism and Film Student Showcase, 6:30-9:30 p.m., PSU Theater, free
Briefs Free summer concerts in the park
Springfield’s Founders Park will be hosting free mini-concerts from May 8 to June 26 for community members to enjoy. Presented by the Urban Districts Alliance, the kid-friendly mini-concert series will be packed with free lunchtime shows every Wednesday and Springfield residents are permitted to bring their own lawn chairs or seating. The full concert schedule is online at www.http://itsalldowntown.com. In addition, Systematic Savings Bank is sponsoring a free summer concert series called Sounds on the Square from May 31-June 28. The series will feature musicians such as Speakeasy, Jake Wesley Rogers, Delta Sol Revival and more. For more information on either of the free concert series above, call 417-831-6200 or visit www.http: //itsalldowntown.com.
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Staff writer Peyson Shields floats down the James River.
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Slather on your sunscreen right this year
Beach babe/hunk checklist: 1. Body? Check. 2. Suit? Check. 3. Tan? Ehhh. Getting ready for summer not only means toning up that bod but also accentuating those muscles with a glowing, bronzed tan that everyone will envy. If you’re like me, however (red-headed and forever pale), tanning is more like a first-degree burn. I’ve gotten pretty good at lathering my body in SPF 100+ every single day of my life to avoid looking like a lobster from head to toe. So no fear, the ginger is here to help you figure out what kind of protection you need to use this summer.
What does SPF mean anyway?
SPF, sun protection factor, refers to how well the sunscreen will block UVB, ultraviolet B, rays, according to an article on http://www.webmd.com. UVB rays are what cause sunburns and UVA,
don’t apply enough, of which Wang says, “Consequently, the actual SPF they achieve is approximately 1/3 of the labeled value.”
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Who should wear sunscreen?
ultraviolet A, rays are attributed to deeper skin damage. The article also said that the SPF rating determines how long your skin will be protected, as opposed to your skin without sunscreen.
Is a higher SPF better?
Pale-alers aren’t the only ones who should be applying the white goop; tan folks should too. Everyone over the age of 6-months should be using sunscreen on a daily basis, recommends http://www.skincancer.org. Everyone is exposed to UVA and UVB rays every day, which can cause skin cancer. Of course when you are beaching it, you should reapply after sweating excessively or swimming. Water-resistant sunscreens, however, should be religiously reapplied after every two hours.
In an article written by Dr. Steven Wang on http://www.skincancer.org, Wang recommends using an SPF no lower than 30 and no higher than 50. But, I need my vitamin D! “Myth Busters” needs to crack “SPF 30 blocks nearly 97 percent of UVB radiation,” according to Wang. Although sunscreen wearers u See SUN page 5
Seasonal summer drinks
6. Add ginger ale, club soda, Sprite or 7-Up, then serve over ice. Make it without alcohol by In the summer, nothing is better to replacing the wine with cranberrybeat the heat than a nice, cold mixed grape juice. drink. From margaritas to daiquiris, check out some cool treats to drink Lindsey Howard, managing editor: Frozen poolside, and how to make them with Strawberry alcohol and without. Read on for the Daiquiri favorite drinks of some of The StanWhat you need dard’s editors. • 1 cup white rum, such as BacarMegan Gates, di or Malibu editor-in-chief: • 1 ½ oz. lime Sangria juice What you need • 3 cups fresh or frozen strawber• 1 bottle of your favorite dry red wine ries • Ice cubes as needed • 1 lemon How you make it • 1 orange 1. Combine rum, strawberries and • 2 Tbsp sugar lime juice in a blender. • 1 shot Brandy, if desired 2. Add one cup of ice. • 2 cups ginger ale, club soda or 3. Blend to thickness desired, Sprite/7-Up adding ice cubes ½ cup at a time, and How you make it 1. Cut lemon and orange into using your blender’s pulse function, to make it more slushy. wedges. 4. Pour into glass and enjoy! 2. Pour bottle of wine into a pitch5. If you don’t like strawberry, try er, then squeeze juice from lemon it with raspberries, (one 6 oz. conand orange into the wine. 3. Take out seeds then add wedges tainer) or banana (one large). Make it without alcohol by simply into the mix. taking out the rum. 4. Add sugar and brandy. 5. Keep pitcher in refrigerator to u See DRINKS page 13 chill overnight.
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‘The Fifty Shades Parody’ coming to Springfield in June
“Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” is scheduled to show at the Gillioz Theatre on June 28 at 8 p.m. This comedy is described by the Chicago Public Radio as “a hilarious satire of practically every troupe in popular culture.” The doors will open at 7 p.m. and audience members can purchase a specialty cocktail. After the show, audience members will be able to pose for photographs with Mr. Dangerous, one of the parody’s lead characters. Tickets will cost $30-$55 and may be purchased online at www.http://gillioz.org. The Gillioz Theatre is located at 325 Park Central East. For more information call 417863-9491.
In a few short weeks, everyone is going to be looking for a fun way to beat the blistering heat this summer. Luckily, Missouri has 30 beautiful lakes that are perfect for a group floating trip with your friends or family. Before you head out for a relaxing day on the water, there are a few things you should know to have the best experience possible while still remaining within the state laws and guidelines for safety. Get a boat or raft. First and foremost, make sure you have something to float on. It could be anything from a canoe or raft to a speedboat. If you or your family doesn’t already own one, there are plenty of places locally to rent a boat for the day. Lake Springfield Park Boathouse (located at 5324 S. Kissick Ave.) has boats available to rent for $10$45. Visit http://www.parkboard.org/lake_springfield/ for specific details. Know where you’re going. While it
may be fun to set off on an impromptu adventure, when it comes to floating, planning ahead is always best. The Missouri Canoe and Floaters Association’s website has a full list of Missouri rivers with detailed descriptions of each one. Check it out at http://www. missouricanoe.org/rivers.html and pick the river that suits your fancy. Set a date. Make sure you and your group of friends are all on the same page and pick a day that’s convenient for everyone. Saturdays and Sundays will usually make for a packed lake, so if you don’t like crowds, you might consider going on a weekday. Know the law. If you are on or near any waterway, Missouri law prohibits all glass bottles and containers, as well as foam food and beverage coolers. You can bring your favorite alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverage, but beer containers aren’t permitted to hold more than four gallons. According to the National Park
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Satisfy your sweet tooth Find the best spots in town to cool off with a summer treat
By Kelsie Nalley The Standard
Summer is all about flip-flops, swimsuits and trying to stay cool. One of the best ways to stay cool in the upcoming summer heat is by eating delicious frozen treats! Snow cones are delicious frozen treats on a hot summer day. Snow cones are a cup
Continued from page 4 this one. Long story short: Sunscreen can block the amount of vitamin D that your body will absorb, but not enough to have a significant effect, according to the New York Times. Plus, vitamin D is available in supplement form as well as in yummy foods like salmon and eggs.
of flavored ice that hits the spot just right when you just can’t seem to stay cool. There are two snow cone trucks in Springfield. Sheri’s Shaved Ice • 1450 S. Glenstone Ave. Springfield, Mo. 65804 SnoBiz • 5353 S. Campbell Ave. Springfield, Mo. 65810 Andy’s Frozen Custard has been serving Missouri for more than two decades. Andy’sFrozen Custard has over thirty different toppings to make a personalized treat for any ice cream lover. My favorite Andy’s treat is a strawberry concrete jackhammer with hot fudge in the center. Andy’s has five locations in Springfield to choose from. • 3147 E. Sunshine St. Springfield, Mo. 65804 • 2119 N. Glenstone Ave. Springfield, Mo. 65803 • 2726 S. Campbell Ave. Springfield, Mo. 65807 • 300 E. Battlefield St. Springfield, Mo. 65804
So… What kind should I buy?
Most make-ups or aftershaves offer SPF 15 or higher and are appropriate for everyday use, says http://www. skincancer.org. Depending on your activity level in the sun, stick with Dr. Wang’s recommendation and use an SPF between 30 and 50. If you are working up a
sweat, water-resistant sunscreen should be your choice. It is thicker than your everyday wear, but is less likely to drip into your eyes when you sweat. Catching a few rays and getting your tan on won’t land you in the burn unit, but make sure to use proper protection. Reapply, wear a hat and soak up this summer like it’s your last.
• 4420 S. Campbell Ave. Springfield, Mo. 65810 Cold Stone Creamery serves an assortment of frozen treats like smoothies, cakes and ice cream. Cold Stone is unique because all of their frozen treats are prepared on a frozen granite stone. Their store is located at 900 E. Battlefield St., Springfield, Mo. 65807. Pineapple Whip’s three locations in Springfield can be identified by their bright yellow and green huts with the dancing hula girl on top. Pineapple Whip is a frozen, whipped, pineappleflavored treat that could make anyone’s hot summer day. Just remember, this treat spot is cash only. Pineapple Whip’s locations are:
Continued from page 4 Service, the Current River and the Jacks Fork River are federal waterways that are part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Alcohol in moderation is not banned, but Missouri law prohibits underage drinking, excessive noise-producing devices (such as an air horn or extremely loud stereo system), public nudity, beer bongs, cliff jumping and the use of rope swings. What to bring. If you’re going floating for the first time this summer, here is a short checklist of items you might consider bring-
• 1309 S. Glenstone Ave. on the Cruising 66 Lot. • 1517 W. Battlefield St. on the Dillons Lot. • 4228 S. National Ave. on the Price Cutter Lot, just south of Republic Road. Frozen yogurt is another type of yummy frozen treat that is perfect for a summer day. The flavored yogurt topped with your choice of chocolate, candies or fruit can make the sweat stop dripping, if only for an hour or two. There are seven great places to find frozen yogurt in Springfield. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has three locations of its own in Springfield. • 368 E. Republic Road, #1370 Springfield, Mo. 65804 u See SWEETS page 12
ing. • A water-resistant sealable bag for a driver’s license, phone, camera or money • An extra pair of dry clothes • Water-resistant shoes • A life jacket or flotation device • Fishing gear (in areas where state law permits) • Food and beverages • Sunscreen and bug spray •Bungee cords or rope (to secure important items to the boat in case it flips)
Summer is just about here, and floating down one of Missouri’s rivers is a great way to spend a warm day. Now that you have everything you need to know, don’t hesitate to get out and enjoy the sunshine.
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Baseball, 6:30 p.m. vs. Oral Roberts
Wednesday, May 8 Baseball, 6:30 p.m. vs. Oral Roberts
Thursday, May 9
Softball, 1:35 p.m., MVC Softball Championships Quarterfinal vs. Evansville in Omaha, Neb.
Friday, May 10
Softball, TBA, MVC Softball Championships Semifinal vs. TBA in Omaha, Neb. (If the team wins Thursday) Women’s track & field, 10 a.m., at MVC Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa Baseball, 1 p.m. vs. Wright State
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Softball, TBA, MVC Softball Championship vs. TBA in Omaha, Neb. (If the team wins Friday)
Women’s track & field, 11:30 a.m., at MVC Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa Baseball, noon vs. Wright State
Sunday, May 12
Women’s track & field, 1 p.m. at MVC Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa
Baseball, 5 p.m. vs. Wright State
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Missouri State outfielder Keenen Maddox warms up before the game against Wichita State on Sunday, May 5, at Hammons Field. The Bears were unable to score offensively and lost all three games of the series.
Bears drop series to Shockers 0-3; team falls to third place in the Valley By Mike Ursery The Standard
The Missouri State Bears suffered a threegame sweep at the hands of conference rival Wichita State in a pivotal first place battle that many believe could decide the winner of the MVC regular season championship. Missouri State sent junior Nick Petree to the mound to set the tone in the first game of the crucial MVC series. Petree held the Shockers to just two runs over seven innings while striking out 11, but the MSU offense could not generate enough runs to give him the win. “Pitching in games like this is (Petree’s) M.O.,” head coach Keith Guttin said. “He’s better with runners on base; his numbers are better. He’s a great clutch pitcher.” The Shockers were the first team to get on the board. In the top of the third inning, Wichita State center fielder Taylor Doggett sent a liner into the gap in left center for a leadoff triple. He later scored on a base hit, and the score was 1-0. The score remained the same until sophomore Eric Cheray tied the game with his second
Friday, May 17
Men’s golf, TBA at NCAA Regionals (If team or individual qualifies)
By Sam Holzer The Standard
Baseball, 12:30 p.m. at Creighton Men’s golf, TBA at NCAA Regionals (If team or individual qualifies)
Baseball, 7 p.m. at Creighton
Saturday, May 18 Baseball, 1 p.m. at Creighton
Men’s golf, TBA at NCAA Regionals (If team or individual qualifies)
Field hockey signs three new players
The MSU field hockey team has added three new players for the 2013 season, head coach Gabby Gomez Sosa announced May 2. Megan Drew, goalkeeper from San Deigo, Calif.; Suzanne Kleine, defender from Boskoop, Netherlands; and Ciara Saunders, forward from Severna Park, Md.; will join the team in the fall. The team, which featured 13 freshmen, had a 5-11-0 record in the 2012 season.
home run of the season in the bottom of the normal,” Cheray said. “I’ve been seeing the ball fourth inning. The MSU second baseman sent a and hitting the ball well lately. I tried to stay 1-1 pitch over the right field wall that landed on within myself and hit it over the fence.” the snow-covered roof of the Bill Rowe Indoor MSU took the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Training Facility. “I wasn’t trying to do anything more than u See BBALL page 9
Softball gears up for MVC tourney Bears look to finish strong in tournament
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Missouri State shortstop Eric Cheray (right) tags Wichita State’s Mikel Mucha as he turns for a double play on Sunday, May 5, at Hammons Field.
With a win against Wichita State on April 30, the Missouri State softball Bears have clinched a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament that will be held in Omaha beginning this Thursday. With a record of 22-29 (1312 MVC), the Bears will first play Evansville this Thursday at 1:35 p.m. in Omaha, Neb. “I feel like we’re getting on a roll right here at the right time,” head coach Holly Hesse said. “We’ve won several of our games in the last two weeks here. The team’s playing well; we’re hitting well. I just feel that it’s coming together right at the right time.” Historically, MSU has done very well in the MVC tournament. Missouri State has 68 wins in the tournament, which is the most in history. Hesse has coached
When: 1:35 p.m.,Thursday, May 9 Against: Evansville Where: CU Sports Complex at Creighton University in Omaha
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Missouri State wore pink jerseys against Wichita State on April 30 to support breast cancer awareness and research. MSU won 5-3. 46 of those victories, which is tied for the most all-time. And the program has won six MVC tournament titles, which is tied with Creighton and Illinois State for the most all-time. Junior catcher Stacia Boeckstiegel said she knows that this is a team that has had its struggles, but she also believes it’s a team that has the talent to continue its previous success. “This season has been
up and down. We’ve had a lot of highs and a lot of lows,” Boeckstiegel said. “But I think it’s made us a better team.” The Bears just have to keep a simplified approach, according to Boeckstiegel. “We just need to stay focused on swinging at our pitch when batting, scoring a lot of runs for our pitchers and having strong defense,” she said. “I think that we’re a team that plays with a bunch of heart, we’re scrap-
py and we never say die. I think we’ll be very successful in Omaha.” Senior shortstop Kirstin Cutter also feels that the Bears are in a good spot. “We need to keep playing like we’re playing,” Cutter said. “And clutch hitting. Our defense always comes through, but for us to be successful we need clutch hits.” As the players alluded to, Missouri State is a dangerous team. First, pitcher
Chelsea Jones is still going strong after throwing more than twice the amount of innings this season as compared to last season. The sophomore leads the pitching staff with 13 wins, 209.1 innings pitched and 43 appearances. That’s after pitching a mere 103 innings a year ago. The Bears also have plenty of offense. Boeckstiegel sports a .320 batting average. Senior Stevie Pierce leads the team with 10 home runs. Cutter is batting .324 with 15 steals. Fielding has also been strong this season. The team has a .966 team fielding percentage, while Pierce holds a career .995 fielding percentage, which is good for fouth in program history. This is a team that can pitch, this is a team that can hit and this is a team that can field. But most importantly, this is a team that can win.
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Head coach looks for fifth-year, AAU players By John Robinson The Standard
College coaches play many roles and hold many responsibilities. They come up with the game plans and coordinate strategy, watch hours upon hours of game film to look for ways to beat opponents, and they handle recruiting, one of the most important aspects to building a successful college sports team. Unlike professional athletics, in which athletes sign lucrative contracts to play for a team, college athletes receive no such payments, and incentives come solely in the form of scholarships. Coaches must search far and wide for the best possible recruits, from high schools to the Amateur Athletic Union teams. Coaches are constantly using their resources and connections to find talent, wherever it may be, and convince players to attend their university. “(Recruiting) is a neverending thing, and it’s one of the most important jobs you have,” Missouri State men’s basketball head coach Paul Lusk said. “Once you Lusk finish one recruiting class you start on the next
one.” Lusk will be entering his third year as the head coach of the men’s basketball team, but served as an assistant coach and valuable recruiter for Purdue University in Indiana, something Lusk said helped him greatly in building those connections in recruiting. Lusk saw his first recruiting class come in this past season, a class which brought the Bears Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year, Marcus Marshall. Lusk casts a wide net when looking for recruits. He brings in players Marshall from out of state, like Marshall, who is from Minnesota, as well as outof-country players, like incoming junior college transfer Ron Mvouika, a native of Paris, France. Lusk said he isn’t limiting his options to the familiar areas because talent can come from anywhere, and he has placed scouts all over in order to find the quality players he is looking for. “You are always looking for quality, and that quality can come from your backyard, or it can come from Minnesota or
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Mike Bizoukas (left) was a fifth-year transfer to Missouri State last year and was brought in by head coach Paul Lusk to play point guard. Lusk has also picked up a fifth-year transfer, Emmanuel Aldo, from Northern Colorado University. the east,” Lusk said. “It’s just got to be the right fit, for the coach, the institution, as well as the player; it’s got to be a good fit for everybody.” Lusk also has a special gift in the recruiting game, being able to land fifth-year transfer players from other schools. A fifth-year transfer is a student athlete who has, in most cases, finished their schooling, still has one year of athletic eligibility left, but wants to play elsewhere. During his first year as a coach, Lusk needed a point guard and brought his first fifth-year transfer in with Mike Bizoukas, who had
his best year athletically at Missouri State. Lusk also picked up a fifth year player for this year, Emmanuel Addo from Northern Colorado University. Lusk noted that the process is different when recruiting a transfer versus a high school or AAU player. “It’s a lot faster. When you have a high school or AAU kid, you can take your time and build a good relationship, but transfers you don’t have as much time to do that; you have to work fast,” he said. Whatever the recruit is though, a transfer or an AAU or high school signee,
Lusk points to what he believes causes players to want to “Be a Bear,” as the advertisements say. “We have great academic programs here, as well as a great team; we make sure it’s a good fit for everyone involved,” he said. Lusk will continue building the Bears as he enters his third year with MSU, adding in a trio of talented freshman: Devon Thomas from Baltimore, Md., Tyler McCullough from Fayetteville, Ark. and Alex Ruder from Nixa, Mo. They will be joined by Addo and Mvoukia to round out this five-member recruiting class.
As the Missouri State men’s and women’s golf teams record another season in the books, the bittersweet taste of experience remains in the mouths of coaches and young players alike. A week ago, head coach Kevin Kane and his women’s team found themselves only a couple of strokes out of repeating a Missouri Valley Conference Championship. Unfortunately, the team struggled on the last day and fell to a respectable fifth place. “Obviously it was disappointing. The last day was a tough day; the weather was brutal, it was cold, but everybody played and I am happy with our effort,” Kane said. “It just wasn’t our time.” Kane The women’s golf team started the first half of the golf season cold. During the fall semester, Kane and his team finished in the top five in one out of their five tournaments, a second place finish out of 15 teams in the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial Tournament back on Oct. 15-16. Unfortunately, the team didn’t warm up too much in the spring. In five of their tournaments, the Bears only finished in the top five once, a third place finish in the Islander Classic on Feb. 26. Inconsistency played a factor in where the women’s team finished in their tournaments. In three of their tournaments, Kane and the women’s team found themselves either leading the field or near the top on the first or second day, but would slide down the leaderboard on the third day,
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Lacrosse falls in semifinal
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MSU stops short in Great Rivers Tournament By Tim Godfrey The Standard
The Missouri State lacrosse team headed to the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference playoff tournament for the second year in a row, only to lose to rival Missouri Baptist University 10-7 in the semifinal game on May 4 in Belleville, Ill. From the first whistle, the two teams battled as any two rivals would — with high energy and intensity. What would you expect from a rivalry that, as MSU head coach Dustin Rich describes it, is “the best rivalry in the conference”? “(The game) was intense. They’re our big rivals, and we were fighting for every possession and every shot. It was an intense atmosphere,” senior midfielder Dean Cervantes said. Missouri State came out hot in the first half and was able to establish a 5-3 halftime lead over the Spartans. But after halftime, the Spartans went on a 7-5 run over the Bears and eventually won the semifinal game by a final score of 10-7.
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during the MVC Tournament, where they finished fifth. Kane said that this year’s team had to battle through bad weather and difficult courses with a fairly young team. Although his team didn’t finish as highly as they would have liked, Kane said that these hard-knock tournaments, like the MVC Tournament, are good for his still-developing players. “We were young this year. Most of the tournaments, we went with one senior and the rest (underclassmen). The younger players got a lot of good experience, and there is a lot to feel good about going for-
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Missouri State's Reese Hunter scores against Saint Louis University on Saturday, April 13, at Hillcrest High School. The Bears lost in the semifinal of the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference playoff tournament 10-7 against rival Missouri Baptist University on May 4.
Rich said that although both teams were evenly matched in skill and game strategy, the one thing that pushed Missouri Baptist to a victory was the fact that they just “took it.” “There wasn’t a difference, as
ward,” Kane said. Head coach Neal Stafford and his men’s team had two things that most collegiate golf teams didn’t — a bounty of talent and one senior — but it didn’t seem to bother these Bears. During the fall season, Stafford and his team earned four consecutive Stafford fourth place finishes, with a sixth place finish to end the fall season. Unfortunately, the spring season did not bring the same outcome. In five of its six spring tournaments, the men’s team only finished in the top 50 percent of the field twice, a
far as the x’s and o’s; they really just took it. They were able to capitalize on a lot of our penalties, and they really got after it in the second half,” Rich said. On the field, Cervantes said that the Bears stuck to their game plan
seventh and fifth place finish. “It was kind of our story of the year. We were about a round and half team this year, but we just lacked the experience and the veteran guys to be a three round team,” Stafford said of his team, which consisted of seven underclassmen and one senior. While the team didn’t finish as high in tournaments as they would have wanted to, Stafford said that there were some positives about his team that can’t be recorded on paper, like progress in his young players. During the season, and the MVC Tournament especially, Stafford said that he saw his young players establish themselves as players that are “comfortable in their surroundings and able
and were just looking for the right time to score and build on their first half lead. “We weren’t trying to do anything different (in the second half). We were trying to possess the ball and get the right shots and the right
to handle themselves in tournaments.” Besides his own influence and coaching, Stafford said that he had help coaching the team and instilling wisdom into his freshman players from his veteran senior, Daily Young. “(Daily) is a big reason, if not the only reason, that these guys played the way they played this year,” Stafford said. “He’s one of those special guys that doesn’t come along too often. He’s obviously a leader on the course, but he’s also good with people.” Young played his last season this year as a Missouri State Bear and said that going forward, next year’s team will have a good balance of talent and experience. The three freshmen, Mitch Mather, Joey Johnson
looks,” Cervantes said. This marks the second consecutive season that Missouri State has made it to the GRLC playoff tournament. Last year, the Bears made the tournament with 26 players on their roster. This year, they only had 19, but still, the Bears fought through a tough season and made it to the postseason, which Rich said was a great accomplishment. “I think the key to how this year went was that we worked harder than anyone else in the country,” Rich said. Although they did not end the season the way they would have liked, Rich said that his Bears should hold their heads up high and be proud of the work they did this season. “I know that we can hang our hats on the fact that we made it this far. We had a smaller roster from last year and we had 19 guys who worked their butts off,” Rich said. “They played with heart and passion and they played well. After the game, we told our guys that they should have nothing to regret or to feel ashamed of.” For Cervantes and his fellow seniors, Jamie Jasper and Mike Queener, who will be graduating this year, their last season playing lacrosse for Missouri State was a memorable one. “I’m pretty happy with how far we made it. It sucks that we lost, but I am extremely proud to be a part of this team and to play with this group of guys,” Cervantes said.
and Brik Brauburger, will seniors. return as sophomores, have Although Young said he didn’t really finish the season the way he would have wanted to, he was glad to It was bittersweet. But in have finished his last season on the green instead of on hindsight, I was happy the sidelines. to be able to end my “It was bittersweet,” Young said. “But in hindcareer playing. Six or seven weeks ago, when sight, I was happy to be able to end my career playing. I re-broke my foot from Six or seven weeks ago, last year’s conference, it when I re-broke my foot looked like I might not from last year’s conference, it looked like I might not be be able to play again, able to play again, which which would have been the worst way I could go would have been the worst way I could go out.” out. Both Kane and Stafford Daily Young said that they would be Men’s golf senior meeting with their returning roster sometime this week to tournament experience discuss summer objectives, under their belts and Nick as far as improving their Langley and Eric Straub will game, and to talk about come back as the seasoned plans for next season.
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Is attendance at Foster Rec low? Rec Center has reduced number of classes offered this semester as a result of fall’s low turnout By Tessa Peterson For The Standard
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Missouri State’s Travis McComack dives for a ground ball against Wichita State on Sunday, May 5.
Continued from page 6 Cheray hit a leadoff triple down the right field line for his second hit of the game. Three batters later, Luke Voit singled Cheray home for his 24th RBI of the season. The Bears set themselves up for a great opportunity to add more runs in the inning. A walk by senior Travis McComack and a single by sophomore Dylan Becker loaded the bases with two outs. However, with senior Koby Peebles batting, Wichita State pitcher Cale Elam faked a pick off throw to third, then turned around and threw to first base to pick off Becker and end the inning. Wichita State scored the game-winning run in the top of the ninth. Shockers center fielder Tyler Doggett reached first base on a bunt single with two outs. Doggett stole second and then advanced to third base on a wild pitch by senior pitcher Grant Gordon. Doggett then scored on a base hit to take the first game of the series. “Their guy got a clutch hit,” Guttin said. “A game
like that comes down to who can get a clutch hit at the end. They got it.” The second and third games of the series were played as a doubleheader on May 5 due to the snowstorm that hit Springfield on May 3. MSU fell victim to a nightmare inning to begin the second game. The Shockers touched up freshman pitcher Jonathan Harris for eight runs on 10 hits, all singles. Harris lasted just two-thirds of an inning before being relieved by freshman Matt Hall. Finding themselves in a deep hole, the Bears looked to chip away at the Shockers’ lead and get back into the game. Freshman Tate Matheny led off the bottom of the first with a single, and it was followed up with a single by Cheray. Freshman Spencer Johnson added a single with one out in the inning, and Matheny scored from second on a throwing error to make the score 8-1. MSU cut the Wichita State lead in half in the second inning. Matheny hit an RBI single to left field that scored Becker. Cheray followed with an RBI-single, and senior Keenan Maddox sent a pitch into right center
that scored Matheny and made the score 8-4. Peebles hit an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning that scored Voit, who led off the inning with a double. The score was 8-5 after three innings. In the fourth inning, the Bears exploded with four more runs that all came with two outs. Cheray led off the inning with his third hit of the game. Later, Becker hit a single up the middle that scored both Cheray and Voit. Peebles and Hawkins also had RBI singles, and MSU came from eight runs down to take the lead, 9-8. Hall held the Wichita State offense to just one hit over seven and two-thirds innings before giving up three runs, two unearned, in the top of the ninth. The Shockers tied the game at 9-9 on a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded, and later took the lead on a throwing error by McComack. Two runs scored and Wichita State escaped with an 11-9 win. The third game of the series looked nothing like the one played before it. Freshman pitcher Andy Cheray started and traded zeroes with Wichita State pitcher Garrett Brummett for the first three innings.
Wichita broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fourth inning on a fielder’s choice that allowed a runner to score from third to make the score 1-0. Cheray pitched eight and two-thirds innings, giving up two runs on two hits while also striking out two. With two outs in the ninth inning and facing a full count, Cheray began to walk towards the dugout after throwing the next pitch, but the umpire called ball four and the inning continued. Cheray was relieved by senior Erik Shannahan who gave up two runs on a bases-loaded single. One of the runs was charged to Cheray, and the score was 3-0. After putting up nine runs on 15 hits in the second game of the series, the Bears offense managed six hits in the final game, but were not able to put any runs on the board. The Bears return to Hammons Field tonight and tomorrow night (May 7 and 8) for a two-game series against Oral Roberts. The start time for both games is 6:30 p.m. MSU will follow that up with a three-game series against Wright State May 10-12, also at Hammons Field.
The Foster Recreation Center is home to many physical fitness amenities on the MSU campus, including BearFit classes, but attendance seems to be lower than expected since the opening of the new facility in fall 2012. The LEED building, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was built primarily as a new innovative facility for students, faculty and members of the community to have somewhere to work out and practice physical fitness. Promoting a green facility was one of the many perks. The building is designed to “lower operating costs, reduce waste sent to landfills, conserve energy and water, be healthier and safer for occupants, reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, qualify for tax rebates and zoning allowances,” according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s website. The rec center offers a large recreational pool with warm water, a sauna, indoor jogging track, rock-climbing and bouldering walls, three basketball courts, studios for dancing and other fitness classes. In those studios, the BearFit classes are held everyday and range from ballroom dancing to zumba and yoga. The usual price to join as a member is $40. However, those membership prices have dropped by half since the beginning of the semester. As well as significantly decreasing the prices of the BearFit pass, ordinary classes like yoga and zumba are being
spruced up by adding candlelight or glow sticks which brings up the question, is the rec center hurting for attendance? “I think it’s pretty natural for attendance to increase before spring break and decline before finals,” Samantha Simmons, assistant director for Facilities and Operations said about the attendance and price drop in the BearFit classes. “We planned for it.” As far as adding candlelight and glow sticks to the regular classes, Simmons says these are just special events that are not included with the unlimited pass because FRC has to purchase the materials, which adds extra cost. “Last fall there were over 50 BearFit options for classes which resulted in low number of attendees in each,’ Simmons said. This spring, they resulted in reducing the number of classes offered, which increased class attendance. Gina Wyland, a formal BearFit class instructor last fall, said she quit because class attendance wasn’t high at all. “There were some classes that were more popular than others like Ab Attack, but most of them only had about five or 10 people show up,” she said. As well as class attendance, “the instructor’s daily tasks and monthly reports, classes, and evals made it stressful to keep up with, along with my regular classes,” Wyland said. Summer hours will vary from fall and spring hours and they will be posted on the Foster Recreation Center’s website, http://www.missouristate.edu/reccenter/, as soon as they are available.
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Proponents of the bill claim that this gives an unfair advantage to online marketplaces, essentially exempting them from a tax that they should be paying by law, while those against it claim that the various tax laws present across the United States are too confusing for businesses to surmount. The bill creates an especially awkward situation for Republicans, many of whom are against any new taxes — even ones that are technically on the books — and a split has occurred between those who see it is a tax increase and those who see it as a long overdue change. Blunt said in a press release that the Marketplace Fairness Act “levels the playing field for Main Street retailers and allows states to collect sales taxes that they are already owed from outof-state and online businesses.” However, Blunt said that the act doesn’t create a new tax — something he is firmly against. “The Marketplace Fairness Act does not create a new tax, and it does not tax consumers’ Internet usage — which I strongly oppose,” the release said. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., also supports the tax, and in a statement called the bill a “common sense, bipartisan proposal to fix a disparity that’s hurting our cities and our brick-and-mortar retailers.” But the opposition is bipartisan as well. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-
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Marketplace Fairness Act quick facts • Official titles as introduced: A bill to restore States’ sovereign rights, to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws and for other purposes • Short titles as introduced: Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 • Sponsor: Sen. Michael Enzi, RWyoming
• Introduced Feb. 14, 2013 • Cosponsors: 29
• Latest action: Passed in the Senate Monday, May 6, with a 69-27 vote Source: www.beta.congress.gov
Oregon, said on Twitter that the bill was “coercive, discriminatory and threatens Internet freedom.” Oregon does not have any sales tax laws, and is one of the few states to not collect sales tax. The bill passed in the Senate on Monday, May 6, by 69-27 margin. The bill’s next stop will be the House of Representatives.
an important new material, for which its discoverers received the Nobel Prize. “The team will break the project into two steps,” Cornelison continued. “The first team will work on chemical processes related to enhancing the material’s properties. The second group will concentrate on growing films using the materials.” Garrett Beaver, a senior physics major, is one of the three students offered the internship this coming summer and fall semesters. He is currently work-
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and a half years after that, he was rearrested after two inmates testified against him with the promise of being released from prison. He was convicted and charged with 20years-to-life based on only the testimony of these two witnesses. He then served 26 years in Sing Sing Prison. Bozella said that he learned about seven areas of life that everyone faces on a daily basis in some way, but that he got an intense dose of through the course of his imprisonment: fear, commitment, persistence, forgiveness, determination, hope and faith, and struggles and conflicts. From his youth — going in and out of different foster homes — until his wrongful imprisonment, Bozella said he was a fighter — fighting for the safety of his family and for the safety of himself. His mother had told him to take care of his brothers and sisters, but his mother was then beaten to death by his father — in front of him — and he was sent to live at a foster home. His brothers and sisters were sent to separate homes, making it challenging for him to keep his promise to his mother to protect the family. Bozella said that he ran away from foster homes so much that they took extreme measures to try to make him stay. “They took away all my clothes, shaved my head and put me in diapers to try and embarrass me into staying,” Bozella said, but he ran anyway and eventually found his brothers in New York City, where he began living before he was wrongfully accused and incarcerated. It was what happened in between those two points that was truly remarkable, according to Noah Bumgardner, sophomore computer science major. “He gave a good moral message,” he said. “I was really inspired to follow my dreams.” It was the story of what happened in Bozella’s life while imprisoned that inspired Bumgardner, his story of how he learned to forgive and overcome fear and
ing on an accelerated masters program in material science, which he anticipates finishing next year. Beaver said his journey into material science and his eventual affiliation with NASA began on a whim. “I was sitting in the counselor’s office in high school and I had the Missouri State catalog,” Beaver said. “I was trying to pick a science-y field because that’s what I’m interested in. I saw the material science accelerated program and I just kind of pointed at it and said, ‘Put me down for that!’” Beaver will spend his internship during the fall semester of next year. He said it was more
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anger to accomplish his goals. Bozella said at first he was unbelievably and almost unbearably angry, with what had happened to him. “They told me I was an animal,” he said. “So, I said ‘I’m gonna act like an animal and nobody is gonna touch me.’ They wanted an animal and I gave them an animal. “I was worse in prison than I ever was on the streets,” Bozella said. “But then something happened. “I came to the realization that my life was disgusting” he said. “I looked at the cigarette in my hand and I looked at my life. I became the animal they said I was. It was no longer an act. I became exactly what they wanted me to become.” It was then, Bozella said, that he made a change, a complete 180 in his life. Bozella began pursuing his GED, which later resulted in a bachelor’s degree,
Never let fear determine who you are and never let where you come from determine where you go. Dewey Bozella Wrongfully imprisoned for 26 years
a master’s degree, 52 different certifications and three different trades. He even became the light-heavyweight champion of Sing Sing Prison. Six-and-a-half years into his sentence, Bozella’s case was sent to a second trial due to a lack of having a jury of his peers the first time. The case was not going well, Bozella said. It was evident he was going to lose again and he couldn’t understand how he was losing a trial he was innocent of. The prosecuting attorney offered him a total of three deals, of which he denied all three. In each deal Bozella had to admit to being guilty. They told him he could be released on parole that very day, if he would only admit his guilt. He refused. In 2001, after 20 years of incarceration,
than exhilarating to be offered such an honor. “I’m super pumped,” he said. “What is there to say? You get a free — not vacation because I have to work 40 hours a week — but get to see new places, all that jazz.” Beaver said his time at Missouri State has left him too busy to think of future plans. “I don’t even think a week into the future,” he said. “I always said I’d never be a teacher but I’ve been doing the TA thing, teaching the physics labs, and it’s kind of fun, so that’s a possibility. But probably industry, industrial arts, Boeing; those are the jobs that everyone wants.” Another student selected for
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Bozella had lost all of his appeals and went before the parole board three times, only to be told he had to admit guilt before they would ever consider giving him parole. He continued serving his sentence. His case had been taken on by a group known as the Innocence Project, an organization whose goal is to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing, according to the Innocence Project’s website. When the Innocence Project began looking into his case, they found out all of the evidence from his case had been destroyed and was gone for good, Bozella said. The Innocence Project then hired a lawyer for him who told him the same thing, “There is nothing we can do without the evidence.” He had almost lost all hope when he said something happened. “I had a feeling,” he said. He contacted his lawyer and asked him to make one last attempt at his case. The lawyer objected at first but finally succumbed and said he would do this one last thing: talk to the arresting officer. When the lawyer showed up at the house, he asked the officer if he remembered the Dewey Bozella case and he told the lawyer he knew that one day someone would come asking about that case. The officer went into his house and returned with the case files to Bozella’s case and all the evidence. He had held onto the files for 18 years. On October 29, 2009, Bozella was released from custody and became a free man. “Finally, finally, finally. It was over,” he said. According to Bozella, he is currently in a lawsuit with the state of New York for $25 million for the 26 years of his life that were taken from him. He said he would use the money to build a gym for kids who grew up like him and to start a program for ex-convicts to help them get on their feet after prison by learning a trade. He left the Missouri State students with one final piece of advice. “Never let fear determine who you are and never let where you come from determine where you go.”
the program who will be spending his time over the summer working here on campus is sophomore physics student Daniel Soden. “I am still in the early stages of the internship and am working on targeting the specifics,” Soden said of his internship program. “However, I do know that I will be working with some of our faculty on furthering the development of solar cell technology, and I am very grateful to be chosen to help work on this endeavor.” Soden said he too is unsure of what area of work he will aspire for post-graduation. “I really haven’t given too much thought as to what specifically I would like to do once I graduate from Missouri State,” he
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said. “But the general plan is to pick up a job in industry for a few years and potentially go back for postgrad work somewhere down the line.” Cornelison said he and his department are thrilled that Missouri is able to participate in such an area of scientific discourse. “Our department has received a several substantial grants from NASA, NSF and the NIH; Biomedical Sciences was the lead on that proposal,” Cornelison said. “We are conducting a good deal of science outreach and getting students involved in rigorous research. The hope is to develop and strengthen ties with NASA so we can collaborate on future projects.”
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office, a letter is sent to them explaining why they want to see them, why they want to talk to them and that they respect the victim’s decision if they don’t want to come. But if they change their mind, the Office of Student Conduct will be there for them. “The reaction of victims vary vastly. It’s in the nature of trauma that some things they may change their perspective on,” Jungers said. “If a student has been victimized, we should not be revictimizing them. Something that we’ve always done and sometimes we’ve felt in a real quandary and I think recent legislation has kind of relieved some stress for us, we’ve always felt that a victim has had control taken away from them. “Sexual assault is a crime
of violence. We let them make choices. We inform, but they make the choice because to see the victim and then say ‘we don’t care what you feel, we’re going to do this’ is revictimizing them.” The university also offers free counseling services for students. Doug Greiner, director of the Counseling and Testing Center, said that most counseling is one-on-one and that the Counseling and Testing Center works with the Office of Student Conduct if the other person is a student, to see what the university can do to keep that student safe. “It’s scary,” Greiner said. “For some people it’s very scary to come talk to somebody for the first time about something that is very difficult or painful to remember. But it can be helpful to share that concern with someone and realize that there’s someone there who can be supportive and helpful in the process
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According to Tauai, Neville pointed to the upstairs apartment and he knocked on the door with no answer for one or two minutes. The door was eventually opened by an Asian female, Tauai said. “She was completely topless with blood on her,” Tauai said. “She appeared exhausted. She was shaking, like she was terrified.” Tauai said the girl whispered to him “He’s trying to kill me.” Nancy Price, Maashi’s defense attorney repeatedly objected to that statement, calling it hearsay, while Chapman argued the allegation met the foundations for an “excited utterance.” Judge Mark Powell agreed that the girl’s statement was an excited utterance because it was not in response to a question and it was said shortly after the incident occurred. The alleged victim — identified only as Y.H. in the police report — then pointed to Maashi, who was in the bathroom, washing his hands. Tauai told Maashi to show his hands and back out of the bathroom, to which Maashi eventually complied. Tauai said he handcuffed Maashi and waited for backup to arrive. Photos were taken of both the girl and Maashi. She sustained several injuries, including a laceration to the upper left
of healing.” The Victim Center of Springfield, a comprehensive victim services organization, also provides help for victims including crisis intervention, counseling, support groups and victim advocacy services. The SAFE Protocol was updated to increase emphasis on victim-centered care and includes additional information reflecting changes from the Violence Against Women Act of 2005, including increased information on populations with special needs, victims with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender victims. The revision of the SAFE Protocol comes on the heels of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed by President Barack Obama on March 7. The Violence Against Women Act, first enacted in 1994, aims to hold rapists accountable for their crimes
by strengthening penalties and creating a “rape shield law,” which prohibits a victim’s past sexual conduct from being used against them in a rape trial. The act mandates that victims can’t be forced to bear the expense of their own rape exams or service of a protection order; requires that a protection order be recognized and enforced in all states; increases rates of prosecution, conviction and sentencing; ensures that police respond to crisis calls and training for responders to understand the realities of such violence; and provides additional tools to protect women in “Indian country,” said the Violence Against Women Act Factsheet provided by the White House. According to Jungers, prior to the Violence Against Women Act, Missouri State already had guidance from the Office of Civil Rights, which Jungers said is essentially the
enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Education as it relates to Title IX. “What the guidance essentially said is that for sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault, that universities have a responsibility to investigate with or without the participation of the victim,” Jungers said. “But they also have a responsibility to the degree that they can to respect the victim’s confidentiality and the victim can choose not to participate. “They further explain, which is helpful, because it creates a quandary how can you investigate if you can’t violate the confidentiality.” The guidance from the Office of Civil Rights also said that you must have a standard in terms of student conduct process — a standard of “more likely than not,” which Jungers said is a lower standard than many institutions have. The reauthorization of the
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Violence Against Women Act also required things Missouri State already does, and some the university is working on implementing, Jungers said. This includes having to report more related to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act), which requires colleges and universities across the state to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The act now requires universities to report domestic violence, dating violence and stalking to categories that must be included in the different reports. For more information about the Missouri State Counseling and Testing Center, visit http://counselingandtesting.mi ssouristate.edu/. For more information about the Victim Center, visit http://www.thevictimcenter.or g/.
Warm weather means a visit from Brother Jed
Fahad Maashi will next appear in court on Friday, May 10, for an arraignment. At the arraignment, pleas will be entered and a pretrial conference is likely to be scheduled.
arm, which required stitches, according to the police report. Maashi’s injury was a cut on his right middle finger, according to the report. Powell decided there was probable cause on the first-degree domestic assault charge and the armed criminal action felony, but not on the other two charges. Chapman said the alleged victim has returned to China and is not agreeing to testify. According to Powell, the language in the domestic assault charge was changed to specify “defendant caused serious physical injury to Y.H. by cutting her with a knife,” increasing the penalty to 10-30 years or life in prison. The armed criminal action charge carries a minimum sentence of three years in prison. Powell set the arraignment for the two charges for Friday, May 10. At the arraignment, pleas will be entered and a pretrial conference is expected to be scheduled, according to Price.
Brother Jed, an evangelist preacher, and another speaker spoke at the Bear Paw April 29 and April 30, attracting large crowds because of the warm weather. Before becoming a preacher, Jed taught U.S. history at Wisconsin State University, LaCrosse. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana State University, according to his website. Jed regularly visits Missouri State’s campus, along with other universities across the United States — including the University of Texas, San Diego State University and Florida State University.
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Cinema favorites for your summer relaxation Cozy up to these summer favorites
The end of the semester is just around the corner. The final bell beckons … time to run down the front steps and fling all of our papers in the air! Actually, don’t do that, that’s littering! Instead, kick back and relax and pop in a movie. Those summer/roadtrip movies are calling your name. Let’s start with an easy one: “Road Trip.” A group of guys bail those precious few classes before finals to retrieve a certain tape before it reaches a certain girl. Cue shenanigans. One you may not have heard of but is totally worth it: “The Inbetweeners Movie.” The movie conclusion to a painfully hilarious British TV show features the attempt of four, less-thansuave blokes to have one last sun, booze and sex-filled hurrah before university. An oldie but heart-touching goodie: “Stand By Me.” Probably one of the best coming-of-age movies ever made. You guys wanna go see a dead body? A good, old-fashioned gory slasher: “Friday the 13th.” The reason for generations of teenagers being wary of going to summer camp. There’s always the possibility there is a drowned mommy’s boy with a machete lurking in the woods. One of the most painful scenes ever: “Little Miss Sunshine.” Heartbreaking yet hilarious. A coming-of-age story (for multiple characters) and a road trip with the best carload of people in the coolest yellow van.
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Remember that feeling on the last day of school?: “Dazed and Confused.” That about sums up what it feels like when you know high school or college looms too closely in the future. Only, most of us didn’t experience it in the ‘70s with a cast including Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey. Nobody puts baby in the corner: “Dirty Dancing.” Perhaps this one is more for the ladies, but every girl who’s ever seen this movie has dreamed about that lift. And swooned over Patrick Swayze, the ultimate summer resort and forbidden love. The ultimate friends to the end: “Thelma & Louise.” OK, so it may not have the happiest ending, but Ridley Scott’s tale of two women who take back their lives and live a little is one that shouldn’t be missed. This is how the world ends: “Zombieland.” Not really a “summer movie,” but how can you get a road trip that’s more epic than bashing in zombie skulls with Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone? Another one you probably haven’t seen: “The Adventures of Priscilla, the Queen of the Desert.” Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp as two drag queens and a transsexual traveling across the desert in a bus aptly named Priscilla to a cabaret gig. What more do you need? So many choices, so little summer. Awesome movies on the shelves and more good ones coming to theaters. Can we see them all? I’m ready for the challenge, are you?
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Michael Oher’s sister visits MSU Collins Touhy tells personal story of adoption to inspire By Rose Marthis For The Standard
Collins Tuohy, sister of Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher, visited Juanita K. Hammons Hall to share her family’s story and inspire the community to make a difference in the life of a child at a fundraiser for The Boys and Girls Town to fight child abuse and neglect in Greene County. Tuohy discussed the impact that her family’s adoption of Oher, which was portrayed in the Academy Award winning movie “The Blindside,” has had on
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What you need • 1 cup ice (if making frozen) • 1 ½ oz. vodka • ¾ oz. peach schnapps • 3 oz. pineapple juice • 3 oz. cranberry juice cocktail • ½ tsp. cream of coconut How you make it 1. If you want your drink frozen, place all ingredients in a blender with ice, then puree until smooth. 2. For a non-frozen version, add ingredients to a shaker, shake, then pour over ice. Make it without alcohol by taking out the vodka, replacing the peach schnapps with 1 oz. peach nectar and
her life and how it has inspired her to continue fighting against child abuse and neglect. “Every day kids are deemed valueless. Kids cannot voice their own opinion and say how valuable they really are,” Tuohy said in her speech. “Kids are just missing the right tools to succeed.” Tuohy recounted her teenage years with Oher and compared reality with “The Blindside’s” depiction. Tuohy and Oher are actually the same age, but in the movie Oher is older. Tuohy described their dramatically different childhoods.
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“Michael was walking average of 875 children alone on the streets in a pre- were taken into care last dominantly white neighbor- year. hood,” she recalled. “At 16, Organizations in town, the city of Memphis deemed like Great Circle and The Michael valueless. They Boys and Girls Town of were wrong.” Missouri, provide avenues Tuohy for people went on to to volunsay that teer to Michael was walking Oher is help local alone on the streets in a now an children. predominantly white active citiMore zen of the informaneighborhood. At 16, the country. tion on city of Memphis deemed He goes to volunteerMichael valueless. They work ing and were wrong. every day, donating Collins Tuohy, owns a can be Michael Oher’s sister home and found on a car, and The Boys pays his taxes. and Girls Town website, Community members in http://www.bgtm.org. the audience were told how Each audience member they can help fight child also received an envelope abuse and neglect right here accompanying the program in Springfield. According to to donate money for Great a report by the Greene Circle initiatives. County Juvenile Office, an Linda Becker, advance-
What you need • 1 oz. cherry vodka • 1/2 oz. peach schnapps • 1 oz. raspberry liqueur • 1/2 oz. pineapple rum • 3 oz. orange juice • 3 oz. pineapple juice How you make it 1. Combine cherry vodka, peach schnapps, pineapple rum, pineapple and orange juices into a cocktail shaker. 2. Add crushed ice and shake. 3. Pour contents over ice in a tall glass. 4. Top with raspberry liqueur. Make a similar drink without alcohol by combining 4 oz. of pineapple and orange juices with 1 oz. grenadine syrup and ice. Mix together and serve over ice.
ment manager of special events at Boys and Girls Town, said she didn’t know how exactly how much money had been raised, but approximated that $1,000 had been donated. Many Missouri State students were present in the audience, and Tuohy’s message rang true with education majors here on campus. Senior early childhood education major Rebecca Sibert works in preschools for lab classes in her major. Education majors who work in labs are government mandated reporters of abuse, but Sibert says it’s not always easy to detect abused children in the classroom. “It’s not as obvious as people make it seem,” Sibert said. “The signs are little things that kids do that you don’t think about, like normal actions that children
fight that they shouldn’t.” Tuohy noted that not everyone is in a professional position to help children in trouble, but everyone is in a position to give. “Giving is not a daunting task,” she said. “So why does the feeling of giving stop Dec. 26?” Senior Alexa Walker is also an early childhood education major who said she was inspired by Tuohy’s message. “She made me realize that the little things count, and you don’t have to go adopt a kid just to help,” Walker said. Tuohy credited Oher for changing her family’s life as much as they changed his. After describing how much she has benefited from his adoption, she left the audience with this: “It is our responsibility to go out and help a child.”
Kelsey Berry, life editor: The Hyped Up Slushie What you need • Your favorite slush from Sonic • A tasty liquor of your choice How you make it 1. Combine slush and liquor into a tall glass to taste. 2. Mix well and enjoy a fast and delicious summer drink! Here are a few combinations for you to try: Malibu Rum with ocean water or with a blue coconut slush. Also try UV Pink Lemonade with a lemon or lemonberry slush. Summer is a great time to relax with friends and family, whether it be poolside or on the deck enjoying some sun. Just don’t forget that perfect drink that will help set the mood. For more drink recipes, check out https://allrecipes.com and find the one for you.
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MSU celebrates 100th May Day Student Activities Council hosts annual event on campus
zas as well as prizes and snack foods that students could sit and enjoy. When it comes to events According to Elliott, planon campus, the Student Activ- ning for the event typically ities Council strives to bring begins at the end of the fall interactive and engaging semester and is largely run by entertainment to Missouri a committee dedicated specifState, especially with occa- ically to May Day. The comsions as momentous as the mittee, led by SAC Chair100th May Day. woman Ana Berkovich, annuMay Day, an annual event ally compiles all of the enterthat occurred on Wednesday, tainment that SAC has used May 1, at the North Mall, is for the event in the past and typically hosted during the decides what worked and first week of May. The what did not. event’s aim is to get students With 100 years of trial and involved in the activities pro- error at her disposal, vided without having to think Berkovich, a junior profesabout their finals, according sional writing major, said that to SAC President Nick she was proud to be able to be Elliott, a senior psychology part of the planning process major. and see the event through “College students are still until the end. children at heart,” Elliott said. “It’s rewarding to be able “We just want to help them to bring things onto campus express that for a little while.” that people enjoy just relaxing The event lasted most of and participating in,” the day, Berkovich starting at said. College students are still noon with “We’ve children at heart. We just carnival worked want to help them style hard to games and make sure express that for a little a petting that this while. zoo, really is our Nick Elliot, President of Student Activities Council among best May other Day ever things, and and hopeending with a red carpet pre- fully that shows.” miere of “Silver Linings PlayWhile the event is largely book” in the Plaster Student for the student population, Union Theater and live music many of SAC’s members feel out at the North Mall. that they have just as much to Coupled with the activities gain from the event. From the and games, SAC provided planning and feedback from hundreds of Papa John’s piz- students to the operation of
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A zipline was set up on the North Mall for students to use as part of the May Day celebration at Missouri State University. Student Activities Council spearheaded the event, held on May 1, which featured free food for students, games, a petting zoo, a carnival and a showing of “Silver Linings Playbook” in the Plaster Student Union Theater.
Photos by Evan Henningsen/THE STANDARD
A woman (left) makes balloon sculptures at the May Day celebration on the North Mall on May 1. The celebration also featured a petting zoo for students (above) where they could pet various animals, including zebras. It also featured a popular zipline feature (right) for students to ride down across the North Mall.
May Day trivia
• May Day was a festival to celebrate the end of winter in many Europen pre-Christian cultures
• In 1886, May 1 was chosen to commemorate the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago • In 1898, Karl Marx declared May 1 International Workers Day
Source: Radio France International “What is May Day?”
the games and activities, the student leaders are dedicated to their jobs. “I like seeing things like the zip line go up and watching how people react to it. We’ve gotten a great response so far, and for me that’s encouraging,” said Berkovich. Along with revisiting ideas that have worked in the past, SAC also attempted to implement social media into the event. Using Instagram, the photo-sharing social media service, students were encouraged to share photos of themselves during the event, which could then be printed off and taken as a souvenir. “I think students like to see themselves as part of the event,” said Elliott. “This is a new thing that we’re trying to do to encourage student involvement, and so far it’s going really well.”