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Briefs Public Affairs theme for next year announced

The Office of the Provost announced on Aug. 31 the 2012 to 2013 academic year theme will be “Inclusive Excellence.” Inclusive Excellence is the engagement of diversity in all areas of campus life. This year the theme is Culture of Connectivity, which will be added to as many campus activities and programs possible.

Child Care Center runs for grant

University Child Care Center (UCCC) is running in Pepsi’s Refresh Everything grant competition this month. Grants are awarded based on public voting online and texting. UCCC is one of hundreds of projects competing this September. UCCC is a notfor-profit organization that provides a training facility for Missouri State University students and an early childhood program for parents in the community. The center is competing for a $25,000 grant to fund a scholarship program to help low-income families pay tuition for their child to attend UCCC. To vote for the center, go to or text 108599 to 73774 (PEPSI). Voting can be done by multiple methods daily throughout September.

Red Cross names September National Preparedness Month

The American Red Cross announced September is its National Preparedness Month. This month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. Earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes globally, tornados, flooding and record setting heat has occurred this year alone. The Red Cross looks to the public for help through donating time, blood or money to someone in need. To find a blood drive or learn about volunteering, call 1-800REDCROSS or go to

Calendar September 6 to September 12


Study Away 101, 10 to 11 a.m. at Plaster Student Union 309 Student Activities Council Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. Plaster Student Union 313 GMAT Preparation Course, 6 to 9 p.m. Morris Center 407

Power outage Car wreck causes south side of campus to lose power for 90 minutes By Amanda Hess and Jon Poorman The Standard

Part of Missouri State’s campus was left in the dark Friday after a car crash on Grand Street took out a utility pole. “Someone hit the utility pole and caused an interruption to the south feed, and it has affected a number of buildings,” said Bob Eckels, director of Facilities Management at MSU. Joel Alexander, the communications manager at City Utilities, said about 1,500 residential customers were also without power. Steven Ledgerwood, an MSU student who saw the accident happen, said the car side-swiped another vehicle that was driving in the left west-bound lane of Grand Street. The car then swerved to the right, jumped the curb and hit the pole. “The pole cracked, power lines fell down and transformers blew up,” Ledgerwood said. “It all seemed to happen in slow motion.” MSU senior David Brockway lives across the street from where the accident took place and heard the car crash into the pole. “I was sleeping on the couch and I heard a really loud noise,” he said. “We went outside and there’s all the utility vehicles and this red car was up against the pole.” Ledgerwood said the fire department arrived a few minutes after another witness called 9-1-1. He said the woman driving the car stayed in her vehicle until emergency responders arrived.

A police officer at the scene said the woman suffered minor injuries. Both of the car’s front seat air bags deployed on impact. Replacing the pole took most of the day, causing one west-bound lane of Grand to be closed between Holland and Kimbrough. Numerous traffic signals were not working in the area of the crash. Power on the south side of campus was restored after a 90-minute outage. The power went out close to 10:50 a.m. and was restored at 12:15 p.m. Some of the buildings on campus that were without power were Blair-Shannon House, Carrington Hall, Karls Hall, Wells House, Craig Hall and Kings Street Annex. The power outage affected classes and lunch for students. Blair Shannon dining hall lost power and was unable to serve food. Lori Liming, Chartwells director of marketing, said the Chartwells team was able to execute their crisis management plan and quickly react to the power outage to serve the students. “More students utilized their meals at Garst than we had planned for,” Liming said. “But our team was able to quickly react to the power outage to ensure we had plenty of entrees, sides, desserts for the students.” Some employees transported food from Blair Shannon to Garst to ensure they were able to better provide lunch to the students. Chartwells’ freezers were down for a short time, but the equipment will hold the correct temperature for over

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City Utilities workers arrived at the scene to restore power to residents and fix the badly damaged pole.

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The driver suffered minor injuries. City Utilities workers spent most of the day replacing the pole and cleaning up the damage done from the wreck. 24 hours, Liming said. experience additional elecAdditional reporting by Alexander said if any trical problems they should Michael Gulledge. City Utilities customers call 1-888-863-9001.


Students receive hundreds of emails


Inboxes are filled up with messages due to security issues

Voice Area Recital, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Ellis Hall 217b

Open Forum on Wellness Incentive Program, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Carrington Hall auditorium Faculty Senate Meeting, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Plaster Student Union 313 Study Away Information Session, 5 to 6 p.m. at Glass Hall 431 Distinction in Public Affairs Informational Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. at Plaster Student Union West Ballroom


Library Open House for GEP 101 and UHC 110, 6 to 8 p.m. at Meyer Library


Psi Chi Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. at Hill Hall 302

By Michael Gulledge The Standard

The MSU community awoke Monday morning to find their inboxes filled with videos of Rick Astley, locations of parties, the lyrics of Eric Clapton and Journey, and much more — all part of a security glitch gone viral. The error allowed for anyone to send emails to and have them automatically forwarded

to the entire campus. Over 100 mass emails were sent out in a few hours late Sunday night and early Monday morning. Chief Information Officer Jeff Morrissey said that Computer Services is investigating the incident and had no other comment as of Monday morning. The first email came from Josh Aubrey, a junior who sent information regarding his stolen scooter Sunday morning. Students then began to reply

Several MSU students responded to the mass emails that were sent out Sunday night into Monday morning.

to the email Sunday night, which resulted in the sending of even more emails to students.

“I looked up emails that the school sent out to students,” Aubrey said. Aubrey then took the address from one of those emails and sent his own message. On Aug. 15, a staff member in the Provost’s office, sent a mass email to three mass-email accounts — one for all students, one for all staff members and one for all faculty members. The accounts were listed in the “to” line of the email. Normally, the mass email accounts are placed under the “blind carbon copy” line in the email that hides the address from the viewer. There was no indication that a system was in place to stop anyone from sending mass

emails. Aubrey said that he didn’t know that this wasn’t what students usually do. “I used to go to Crowder College and I used to get emails all the time there,” he said. “It was a normal thing.” Aubrey transferred to MSU from Crowder three weeks ago. “I got emails saying ‘Oh thanks for showing everyone how to do it,’ “ Aubrey said. However, Aubrey was happy because he got the word out about his scooter being stolen. “Some people called last night saying they saw it,” Aubrey said.  See EMAILS page 10


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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Downtown MSU property begins renovation

Former Willow Brook storage building part of new project for community

By Brittany Forell The Standard

The first phase of construction is underway at Missouri State’s recently acquired downtown property, the Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development. Formerly the Willow Brook Storage Facility, the Plaster Center was purchased in 2009 for $1,975,000. In 2010, the university received a seven-figure gift from the Robert W. Plaster Foundation that led to the naming of the facility. Set to be complete by August

2012, plans for the Plaster Center are already in the works. “The Plaster Center will house a small business incubator in the first half of the building,” said Ken McClure, vice president for Administrative and Information Services. “This will be used as an economic development tool to assist in start-up businesses. There are plans for academic and administrative divisions as well, but we’ve not developed that yet.” Once complete, this center will assist entrepreneurs in any stage of business plan development. This new campus property will be incorporated into the expanding renovation project, IDEA Commons. This 88-acre area located in downtown Springfield is part of a collaborative community effort to revitalize the center city. Missouri State has entered into this project along with public and private entities in hopes to stimulate the economy by renovating and utilizing existing properties and creating new jobs.

Services at the Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development will include: • Budget development • Business plan writing • Marketing plan development • Assistance with government contracting • Assessment of operations to find area for improvement • Networking opportunities

Some buildings in the IDEA Commons are already owned and operated by Missouri State, McClure said. The university purchased the former MFA building in 2004, and transformed it into the Jordan Valley Innovation Center, a cutting-edge research facility that is the anchor of IDEA Commons. In 2008, Brick City was renovated to house Missouri State’s Art and Design Department. Cre-

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The Willow Brook Storage Facility will become the Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development in August 2012. ative arts departments will inhabit four of the six buildings that make up Brick City. Missouri State’s future vision for IDEA Commons is to create a vibrant downtown neighborhood

that attracts dynamic, creative and entrepreneurial talent. The urban research park will be home to artists and innovators with resources at their disposal to live, shop, learn and work.

Students remember Sept. 11 terrorist attacks By Dayle Duggins The Standard

We all remember where we were on that day 10 years ago. Whether we were eating breakfast, heading to school or listening in on our parents’ conversation, the news of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was shocking. Little did we know how much of an impact that day would actually make on the rest of our lives. “I remember that night, praying with my family for all of the people involved,” said Victor Silva, a finance major at Missouri State. “At school all of the televisions were on and we were watching everything that happened.” Nearly every generation has a historical event that will stay with them for a lifetime.

While older generations remember other tragedies such as Pearl Harbor or the assassination of President Kennedy, our generation’s event seemed to turn the world we know today upside down. The unexpected death of thousands of innocent individuals is not an easy concept to wrap one’s mind around. On that day nearly 3,000 victims were lost in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, according to CBS News. As a result of this giant act of terrorism, an ongoing war is being fought in the Middle East, terrorism evacuation procedures have been created nationwide and the fear we felt on that day is carried with us at all times. Makenzie Morren, a nursing student from Texas has felt the aftershock of 9/11 in her hometown, especially.

“We’ve had two fallen soldiers in our town,” Morren said. “When things like that happen where I’m from, you don’t just forget about it. We have pictures of our soldiers in our churches and we send care packages at school. Our community tries to help out a lot.” For others that don’t have constant reminders of that day, it seems that the minds of many individuals quickly connect back to the emotions they experienced when watching the events unfold. Nursing student Sam Preuss’ father was in a meeting room on the 18th floor of a Boston building on Aug. 23 when the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit New York, Washington, D.C. and Boston. “A lot of people thought they were experiencing 9/11 all over again,” Preuss said. “Instead of staying in their offices

everyone evacuated the building down the stairwell, which is exactly what you aren’t supposed to do during an earthquake. Even though my dad didn’t know if it was a terrorist attack he saw everyone leaving the building so he did the same thing.” Such simple anecdotes put into perspective just how much our nation has changed in the last 10 years. To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and the numerous lives that were lost, Missouri State’s Kentwood Hall will have a memorial display set up on its front lawn. Located at 700 E. St. Louis Street, MSU students and Springfield residents are encouraged to visit the memorial. The Bear Line’s Blue Route provides transportation to Kentwood and for many the building is within walking distance.

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September 6, 2011

Cost of Internet courses should be reduced

The popularity of Internet-based courses is growing. This isn’t news. As we discover new and better ways to develop courses for the Internet, students are taking advantage of the convenience and flexibility of an online education. But, at the moment, in-state students at Missouri State University have to pay extra for that convenience. For an undergraduate Missouri resident, regular courses cost $194 per credit hour. Online classes cost $275 per credit hour. Gary Rader, the director of online education development and policy at Missouri State, gave plenty of reasonable explanations as to why the online courses cost more. For starters, professors that teach online courses get a bonus — $55 per student enrolled after the four-week cutoff period. For a 25-student class, that’s $1,375. Also, for each new course that’s created or adapted to online, there is an $800 per credit hour development stipend. There’s also a stipend to maintain Blackboard, costs for updating teaching software, training and more. Obviously, there are expenses to consider. However, charging more for Internet classes isn’t something that happens everywhere. In fact, among Missouri State’s 10 peer institutions that offer online classes, only two have additional costs. And of those two, neither charges as much on top of tuition as Missouri State does. The closest is the University of Montana-Missoula, which has a $48 per credit hour fee, but that’s still only about 60 percent of the added charge at Missouri State. There are three schools where students actually pay less to take classes online, including the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of

Online course prices for in-state undergraduates

Stephen Herzog Columnist

Texas-Arlington. Clearly, there are some different models for determining costs for Internet-based classes, but the most common model is to charge exactly the same for both types of course. It’s as simple as that. So how did we get into this situation? It might be difficult to find someone who knows. Rader has been at Missouri State for three years, and the online costs have been the same since before he got here. But how we got here isn’t as important as where we need to go. Rader said there hasn’t been any real talk about changing tuition for online courses, but that’s not to say it can’t happen. Many of the overhead costs for these programs should eventually die out. Obviously development fees won’t be necessary when the programs are more fully developed. And once professors are trained, the training costs can fade away. And most importantly, once online classes are more typical of a professor’s course load and it becomes more “mainstream and normalized,” Rader said, there might not be a need to provide rewards and incentives. But he also said we’re not there yet. Rader said teaching online courses takes more time than a traditional course does. He said it’s difficult for professors who have taught entirely in a classroom to quickly adapt what they know into online teaching. That could all very well be the case, but many other universities have either figured out a way to avoid those costs, or

Universities that charge more • MSU — $81/credit hour more • Montana-Missoula — $48/credit hour more • Wichita State — $20/credit hour more Universities that charge the same • Ball State • Grand Valley State • Illinois State • Louisiana Tech • Towson Universities that charge less • UNC-Charlotte — $78/credit hour less (for 15 credit hours) • UT-Arlington — 8 percent discount • Northern Iowa — classes vary, but cost is either the same or discounted Universities that don’t offer online courses • College of Charleston • James Madison

Note: This information was gathered by researching university websites and by confirming via phone interview.

at least avoid passing them on to the students. If they want to stay competitive in recruiting all types of students, Missouri State needs to figure it out, too.

Cartoon by Rachel Brown

MSU should be proactive in protecting students

Sunday night a security breach of sorts occurred on the Missouri State email system. Someone discovered that if you email, it will send an email to every student that attends MSU at the Springfield campus, and over 100 emails were sent to the entire student body in the course of a few hours. The thread began with an email sent by Josh Aubrey about his stolen scooter and then continued with insults to Fraternity and Sorority Life, requests to be taken off the email list, random YouTube videos and invites to take part in sexual exploits. Obviously this can’t be allowed to continue. With this many spam messages being sent through the MSU system, it could potentially crash, causing numerous problems for students, faculty and staff alike. However, MSU’s response in this situation was to send an email to students urging them to not reply to emails being sent. With so many spam messages flooding inboxes most people probably didn’t read this email, or couldn’t find it in their overly full inbox. This isn’t the first time that MSU Computer Services has let students down. Last March MSU’s College of Education had an internal security breach that leaked 6,030 students’ Social Security numbers onto the Internet. These numbers were available on Google from October 2010 until March 2011 before the university was aware. The students affected were provided with identify theft insurance for one year, but the breach should never have occurred in the first place. Just this past week it came to students’ attention that their Zip Cards have their Social Security number on them that can be read if you scan it through a basic credit card reader. MSU is planning to switch over to a more secure form of the Zip Card, without students’ Social Security numbers on them, in spring 2012. But the question is, why hasn’t MSU taken steps from the beginning to protect students’ identities? The university needs to stop just doing damage control when students’ personal information has been leaked and be proactive about ensuring that students’ aren’t put at risk in the first place.

Town hall meetings provide outlet for fighting ‘The System’

Last week I wrote about the Securities and Exchange Commission — a supposed safeguard agency — investigating Wall Street super-firms, collecting proof of fraud and then destroying those files and the evidence forever. I received one blip of feedback via The Standard’s website: “Government not doing what they said they would. Who woulda thunk?” This commentator oversimplified the issue, but I still got the point. Placing the government’s deceptive workings center stage, I only highlight their adulterous desire to exercise power for the people in power. I used a tired news frame that doesn’t further the debate and gave no solutions. The problem is, I don’t know how to start fighting those huge, systemic problems. And it isn’t enough to complain about it with my friends anymore. Last year the kids rioting in Great Britain impressed me. Now they’re just frustrated punks lighting their countrymen’s businesses and cars on fire. Unfocused and unjust, rioting is

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their chosen form of political speech. The July 22 mass murders in Norway were solely political, aimed at catalyzing radical political action. These are cheap, unacceptable ways to make our point. So that’s the point this week. I want to find the most inventive means we can come up with for an effective form of political speech. How can we let our political reps know that we are serious about stopping the way power and people’s livelihoods are bought and sold? Is it picketing with even a few friends? Holding signs that read, “Dick Cheney is a War Criminal,” then telling those who ask about the Cheney Energy Task Force. The committee met six months before 9/11 with a map of Iraq’s oil fields and a list of potential buyers ( Connect the dots. It could be peaceful sit-ins, boycotting, even iReporting. We’re not hardcore enough for hunger striking. Might it be writing your congressman? Or is a “vote” our best choice? Chatting over cigarettes and Hi-C, a friend and I discovered there is a

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Dillan Conn Guest Columnist hierarchy of political speech, and with more work comes more chance for success. We started with the lowest form of political speech: Playing Nazi Zombies — effective inactivity. Up one notch from video gaming is effortlessly clicking the Facebook “like” button. Next in the order is sending an email. Emails take up no space and as easy as you click the “like” button they click “delete.” The “Shredded Justice” article referenced last week now has 18,000 “likes.” What if all those “likes” were old-timey postmarked letters sent to officials at the S.E.C.? We must know we sent that letter, and after it was delivered someone had to rip it open

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and there was a familiar tearing sound. We need tangible, elemental changes. The System is missing humanity. If 10 percent of those “likes” were letters, we’d be on the right track. If 10 percent were real Americans interested in politics to help those who deserve it, we could still win this fight. Short of getting our own people in office, we need to do what Gabrielle Giffords was doing: holding town hall meetings in public, social places like grocery stores. It’s a chance to evaluate our reps in person, to make sure they aren’t cold-blooded or completely dead behind the eyes (cough, Michele Bachmann, cough, cough). Town halls are the best chance a voter will ever get to put screws to a candidate. Voters can give suggestions, ask questions and match wits if their question is poignant enough to hold the floor. I think every politician should be required to hold at least one town hall meeting scheduled months ahead of time, ensuring a large window for Q&A.

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There is no better service in American politics than a town hall meeting. For one night constituents and public officials literally stand on even ground. It may be the one time a year Washington’s elite are forced to see eye-to-eye with voters. Transparency isn’t the allure of these meetings. Town halls win because they serve the ethos of government being “for the people, by the people.” Now, as if soliciting ideas at a town hall, I turn the mouthpiece to you, Missouri State! What are the most productive, revolutionary means for us to let the Rockefellers know they’re going to give something up? What issues do you want explained? What are the stories you want investigated? Tell us! And remember: The revolutions in the Middle East less than a year ago were started by college-age citizens. We’re far from organizing the likes of Tahrir Square, but we’ve got to start somewhere. It could be a ragtag think tank of 10 or 12 Missouri State students in a bar, at the coffee shop or under a tree.

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September 6, 2011

Calendar Hemp Fest hopes to change cannabis laws September 6 to September 12


Quantum Groove 8 p.m. at Lindberg’s, free Let’s #@%! 9 p.m. at Jekyll & Hyde’s, free for 21+ and $5 for 18+ (only 100 minors allowed at a time) Biggs Live “Where you can be the show” 10 p.m. at Ernie Biggs (Bring your act, instrument or band and be the show.), free A Cub Bella auditions 9 p.m. to midnight at Ellis 116, free Shawn Eckels 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Ebbet’s Field Downtown, free


Dug & the Soular Panels 7 to 10 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, free St. Dallas & The Sinners 10 p.m. at the Outland, $3

SAC Weekly Film: “Super 8” 9 to 11 p.m. at the PSU Theater, free


The Detectives 10:30 p.m. at the Outland, $5 for 21+ and $7 for 18+ Trivia Night 7:30 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, free


Benefit of a Doubt and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Dual CD Release Show 8 p.m. at the Outland Ballroom, $8 for 21+ and $10 for 18+

The Airwalks 9 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, cover charge Jazz trio 8 to 10 p.m. at the Outland, $3 Greater Ozarks Blues Festival 4:30 p.m. at Chesterfield Village, $15 for Friday only, $30 for both days ($25 in advance) PostSecret Live! 7 p.m. at the Gillioz Theatre, $22.50 Decades Car & Fashion Show 6 to 10 p.m. on Commercial Street, free for show and $10 for dinner


Speakeasy and the Shotgun Brothers 10 p.m. at the Outland Ballroom, $7 for 21+ and $9 for 18+ Patamon Music Festival 6 to 11:30 p.m. at the Bistro Market, $6 for 21+ and $8 for 18+

Bella Donna 9 p.m. at Patton Alley Pub, cover charge Fall Festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wickman’s Garden Village, free Greater Ozarks Blues Festival 2 p.m. at Chesterfield Village, $20 for Saturday only, $30 for both days ($25 in advance)


Members of Speakeasy 8 p.m. at Ebbet’s Field Downtown, free

Fall Festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wickman’s Garden Village, free


Open mic night 7 to 10 p.m. at Harlow’s, free

Briefs Blues Festival

The 15th annual Greater Ozarks Blues Festival will be held at Chesterfield Village Sept. 9 and 10. The festival is produced by the Blues Society of the Ozarks. This all-volunteer annual event raises money for the Blues Society of the Ozarks, a nonprofit organization that supports keeping the blues alive. Event tickets are $25 in advance for the weekend, $30 at the gate, $15 for Friday only and $20 for Saturday only.

Patamon Music Festival

The Patamon Music Festival will be held at the Bistro Market’s outdoor stage Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6 to 11:30 p.m. The festival will concentrate on electronic indie, pop rock, country rock and hip hop music. Bands that will be featured are The Wildlife, Sincerely Yours, The Western Paradise and Ghost Dance. There will be burgers by Flame and the Bistro Market and beer by Mother's Brewery. The cover will be $6 for 21 and over and $8 for under 21.

PostSecret Live!

Frank Warren, the creator of PostSecret, will be at the Gillioz Theatre Friday Sept. 9. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22.50 and can be purchased by calling 417-8639491 or at

By Nick Simpson The Standard

The legalization of marijuana isn’t a new topic of discussion by any means, with jubilant advocates on both sides of the issue. However, the subject of recreational and medicinal marijuana use is not the only point being brought to light, but also the subject of industrial hemp. On Saturday, Sept. 3, organizers from around the country came together to host the first annual Springfield Hemp Festival at Summers at the River Sports Complex in Nixa. Organized by Travis Holt, the festival was formed with the intention of raising awareness to the many benefits of the hemp plant, as well as to bring some genuine entertainment to the Ozarks area. “We started with the intention to do a reggae festival,” Holt said. “We thought we should turn this into a benefit and bless somebody with this income.” Holt said it was Springfield’s branch of NORML, or the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, that first came to mind, as well as Vote Hemp, an organization dedicated to raising acceptance for the industrial uses of the hemp plant. “Two-thirds of our proceeds will be split between NORML and Vote Hemp,” Holt said. “And one-third of it will go toward next year’s event. We want to make sure we keep this going and, one day, get bigger acts. We feel if we can gather 20,000 or 30,000 people together over the next five years it will make a huge statement politically.” Holt said not only did they receive help from more than 30 volunteers, but they also offered vendors and

largest hemp store in Arkansas. Sandie Cloud is the owner of For Mother Earth, located off Highway 5 in Norfork, Ark. She said she has been selling hemp since 1996, when she read “The Great Book of Hemp” by Rowan Robinson and was shown the many fascinating and important uses for the hemp plant. “I’ve always been a tree hugger, recycler and environmentalist,” she said. “But I had no idea that this plant was the solution to so many of our environmental issues on this planet. If we’re really going to make a difference environmentally on Mother Earth we’ve got to do something now.” Cloud said there are innumerable uses for the plant, such as clothing, lumber, bio fuels, plastics, as a food source and even as a remover of harmful toxins and radiation in the environment. She believes there are much greater forces keeping the legalization of the hemp plant at bay than many people may realize. “Nobody has grown hemp in this country as an industrial crop since 1937,” she said. “It was the same year DuPont patented nylon. DuPont was, of course, involved with getting rid of industrial hemp, as all of our ship ropes became nylon. You follow the money and you see what happened to hemp. We are also so caught up in this phony drug war. I think the drug war is really about keeping industrial hemp in its place.” Evan Henningson/THE STANDARD “We could even make An attendee dressed up to support Hemp Fest in their efforts to raise money for cars out of hemp,” Cloud the legalization of marijuana. continued. “Henry Ford built a car out of hemp and organizations from around Among the many Headies–a local glass-blow- fueled it back in the ‘40s, so the area free booths to stand arrivals to the festival were ing store–and a handful of this is nothing new. The on their soapboxes and dis- Springfield’s Libertarian hemp product booths, such cuss their individual issues. Party, Mr. Eddie’s as For Mother Earth, the  See HEMP FEST, page 8

Turbo Fruits attract indie-punk audience to the Outland bar By Kaycie Surrell The Standard

Friday night’s Turbo Fruits performance was not a rave as its Facebook event page poster would suggest, but instead a raucous punk show. Pitchfork’s Matthew Perpetua compared the band’s 2009 album release, “Echo Kid,” to a diner cheeseburger — “Cheesy, greasy, bloody, goes good with beer,” — and the comparison successfully sums up the band’s live performance at our very own Outland bar. The denim-and-dirty-T-shirtclad of Springfield poured out of the bar and onto the sidewalk and street in front of the venue, chainsmoking between songs, anticipating the Fruits performance and showing support for local gypsy punk band, Ghost Dance. Ghost Dance’s writhing front man Levi Thomas thrust the band’s tireless energy and charisma into the crowd, leaving no room for hesitation as he begged the question, “Are we holding your interest?” They were the perfect choice to open for a band like Turbo Fruits who were listed in Spin’s 2010 arti-

cle, “5 Hot Nashville Bands You Need To Hear Now.” Front man Jonas Stein had previous success in the garage-rock band Be Your Own Pet, and, after their breakup in 2008, continued on with Turbo Fruits. After a few changes to the lineup, Stein has found what works with bassist Dave McCowen, guitarist Kingsley Brock and drummer Matt Hearn. Their cutthroat brand of sleazy garage punk has stolen the hearts of indie chicks everywhere, including on the set of Drew Barrymore’s 2009 directorial debut, “Whip It.” What band could more perfectly make the hearts of badass roller derby girls throb than a bunch of southern bad boys who yell and scream sweet nothings, such as “Mama’s Mad Cos I Fried My Brain?” Lucky for us, they brought that southern charm all the way to Springfield. Their performance remained light-hearted and even romantic at times, capturing the thrill of sneaking out after midnight with the boy your parents hate. Lyrics like, “I love her more than anything. I’m going to start a family, with the girl of my dreams,”

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The Turbo Fruits headbanged with their audience at the Outland. seemed sweet and playful, catching the crowd off guard. Following a performance of the 2010 single “Where the Stars Don’t Shine,” Stein promised to give in to what every fan craves — to hear the songs that made them fall for the band in the first place. He shouted to the crowd: “Gotta play some hits for Springfield. It may have been a lot of months since we played any of this, but I think we can go for it.” Though they claimed uncertainty when it came to playing the songs that earned them credit in the mainstream music media, they played them well anyway. The band even took a crowd request for “Get Up Get On Down.” The song was a perfect party moment culmination of “oooohs” and “aaaahhhs” followed by Stein’s

sexy snarls begging, “Darling, I need you tonight.” Everybody remembers the Jet song, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl.” Well, these guys did it better. “This was by far the best night of this tour so far,” Stein shouted to the crowd right before their last song. “Thanks so much to Ghost Dance. It wouldn’t have been the same without you. This goes out to everyone because we’re all having fun.” The band then performed a rowdy surfer jam to close out their show. Check out Turbo Fruits and their recent album “Keepin’ On” on their website,, and fall for their brand of bad boy garage rock yourself.

Documentary-style ‘Apollo 18’ actually believable

Complete isolation. Absolute zero temperatures. Blocked communications. This is the backdrop for “Apollo 18,” the documentary-style film that claims to show the reasons why we never went back to the moon. Before we start, let me give a “spoiler alert” to everyone. If you don’t want to know the ins and outs of this thriller, then stop reading now. The film “Apollo 18” alleges to have gotten a hold of over 48 hours of footage from NASA’s unofficial Apollo 18 mission, and edited the movie from that. It tells the story of two astronauts sent to the moon under the pretext of setting up early warning systems against Russian missiles. Only they aren’t alone once they get there. You’re thinking “Oh, it’s just aliens, right?” Well, not exactly. It is their territory after all, but let’s just say that like any good thriller “Apollo 18”

Karman Bowers Movie Reviewer has given me something else to be wary of. The footage looks quite authentic. It’s all shaky, choppy and mostly handheld, which generally just adds to the tension because you are only seeing what they’re seeing. It is slowed down or highlighted at certain points to help viewers see what we are supposed to be seeing, but if it weren’t, you’d probably miss all the good stuff. The story is believable, unlike a lot

of thrillers. Aside from a few somewhat contrived bits of dialogue, nobody does anything stupid. They do exactly what they are supposed to do. Then again, if you’re in space, you don’t have a lot of options. The fact that they were stranded in every sense of the word, with oxygen running low and no options really added to the tension. After all, that is what these kinds of movies are all about. Think of it as a kind of “Blair Witch” or “Paranormal Activity” but in space. It’s all about the strange noises coming through as interference on the communication systems, the surface samples out of place and the other footprints. You do eventually see the “terrestrials” (not “extra-“), but not until it’s too late. In case you were wondering, it’s not real. It really tries to come across as being real, and they do a good job

because before the film came out, you’d be hard pressed to find out much about it except for a website ( and a rough idea of what it was. So, unless you recognize one of the actors — which I unfortunately did — it’s quite convincing. Overall, it was actually quite good. To be perfectly honest, I was weary going in. I thought it was going to be more like if “Alien” had taken place in the 1970s, but I was pleasantly surprised. It did start a little slow, but all of a sudden I found myself very intrigued. “Interesting” may be the best word to describe “Apollo 18.” Don’t get me wrong, my heart rate definitely shot through the roof at several moments and I did want to cover my eyes, but it did really make me wonder why we, or anyone else for that matter, haven’t gone back to the moon.

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Speakeasy will serenade Outland Ballroom Saturday By Lauren Healey The Standard

Get ready to rock your face off because Speakeasy is playing at the Outland Ballroom this Saturday night. The band consists of Shawn Eckels (guitar and vocals), Ryan Fannin (drums and vocals), Reed Herron (bass and vocals) and Marcus Chatman (keys and vocals). Fannin said the band’s music is evolving. “It’s rock ‘n’ roll at the roots,” he said. “But we’ve been together for 13 years and if you went back and listened to it throughout that time none of it sounds the same. We’ve been at it so long that we don’t let ourselves get stuck on one idea or one concept.” Herron said he best describes Speakeasy’s music as high-energy, rhythm-oriented guitar rock heavily influenced by the blues, funk and soul. Eckels said their music is original rock ‘n’ roll. “We lean toward the ‘70s with vocal harmonies and the organ,” he said. “But we also get into stuff like Rage Against The Machine. We’ll squeeze in a couple cover songs each show, but we try to change up which covers we do.”

Fannin said you don’t have to be into any specific genre to enjoy a Speakeasy show. “If you like to see live music and people having a good time, then our show will be the place to be,” he said. “It’s a party every time we play. We’ve got slower songs we put on our albums, but we don’t play those live so much because we like to keep the vibe upbeat and fun.” Eckels said the band will be playing some brand new songs at the show on Saturday. “We’ve been writing a whole lot lately,” he said. “So we’re going to bump it up.” Eckels said Speakeasy shows get a wide variety of people in the audience. “There are some older people and some younger people and everyone in between,” he said. “We have some hardcore fans that have been there for years and we love them.” Eckels said there is a lot of rocking out and fist pumping during shows. “Everybody is in a really good mood,” he said. “The atmosphere is always upbeat and people are dancing a lot.” Herron said it seems that people particularly enjoy live music for a multitude of reasons. “Love of music being first and foremost,” he said. “But also to break up the monotony

of everyday life — to see their friends and to feel like they’re part of a community.” Chatman said the band members are entertainers above all and their focus is to put on a good show for everyone in attendance. “So if you come, you’re going to smile and you’re going to have a good time,” he said. Eckels said sometimes the Outland Ballroom doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic because it’s upstairs (from the Outland bar), but that shouldn’t stop people from checking out their show. “People who know about the show will know where the Ballroom is,” he said. “They have a new sound system since we’ve played there and it’s been a while. The Ballroom used to be all-ages but they had to stop doing that for a while. Well, it’s all-ages again, so I love that. And I love the guys that run the place.” Speakeasy began in 1998 as a three-piece band in a dark, (no longer) smoky bar known as the Outland. “Ryan Fannin (drummer), Tony Johnson, Courtesy of Speakeasy the original bass player, and I went to Kick- Speakeasy started in Springfield in 1998. apoo High School together and had a band,” The rock ‘n’ roll band is heavily influenced by blues, funk and soul music.  See SPEAKEASY, page 8

‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ emphasizes freedom, player choice

Take a long, hard look at your life. Consider all of the things you Tyler physically cannot do due to your T innin puny, organic form. Now, imagine that same life, but you are 60 to 80 Video percent robot. I think I can speak for Game everyone when I say that the “Deus Reviewer Ex” series, published by Eidos Interactive, knows what we want out of a first-person role-playing game. In 2000, Ion Storm studios released “Deus Ex,” a revolutionary FPS RPG that is considered by time. In lieu of providing the charmany to be the greatest game of all acter with a series of scripted events

designed to promote a specific experience, the world of “DX” was a set of variables and options that are available to the player from the very start. This style of gameplay emphasizes freedom and player choice, while allowing for multiple branching narrative paths. To put this in perspective, around the same time that “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2,” “Diablo II” and “Perfect Dark” were coming out, a game that allowed an open-ended experience on par with the “Elder Scrolls” and

the “Fallout” series was released. That’s impressive, even though the graphics are absolutely atrocious by our current standards. Enter “Deus Ex: Human Revolution,” a prequel to the original game and the first game to be designed by Eidos Montreal. “DX: HR” brings classic “Deus Ex” gameplay conventions and trappings to the nextgen format in seemingly effortless and stunning ways. It also serves as a love letter to everything that makes our current generation of

gaming so satisfying. Honestly, as a hardcore gamer on both console and PC, everything is there. Like the “Metal Gear Solid” or the “Splinter Cell” series? Stealth is a major factor in “DX: HR,” allowing you to survive situations in-game with little to no equipment. Much like “Metal Gear Solid,” you can even play through the game without killing anyone (sans a few  See DEUS EX, page 8

New Girls album offers thought-provoking lyrics, retro surf-pop sound

What do you think of when considering the end of summer? The jovial sunny days grow shorter and the dark of the night pokes its head in on our lives a little earlier each day. I’d wager that Christopher Owens, front man, guitarist and principal songwriter for the Indie retro surf-pop band Girls, thinks about the goodbye between Danny and Sandy in the opening scene to “Grease” every year. In an interview with Exclaim! magazine, Owens revealed the details of his

ing spent his whole youth traveling the world with his family as members of the Children of God cult. Nick His under-exposure to popular Simpson music forced Owens to look to the past to voices like Elvis Presley, Music Buddy Holly and even Michael Reviewer Jackson. So when a 16-year-old Owens finally escaped the cult, which, to this day, is filled with rumor after staggering rumor, he made a path through the underground hardcore scenes of Amarillo, Texas tumultuous past, hav- that eventually led him to San

Francisco, bassist and producer Chet “JR” White and his true destiny. Their debut album, ironically titled “Album,” was a positive success for the duo in a number of ways. It was Owens’ first attempt at songwriting, and with simple but remarkably thought-provoking lyrics such as those found on the album’s closer “Darling.” (“Man I felt like I was goin’ nowhere till I found my way in the song that I’m singin’. Man I felt like I could lay down and die till I found

my life in this song.”) The song is a heavily Beach Boys-influenced production by White. What we received was a piece of music that felt very much like it should be found amongst a dozen records from the ‘50s in a dusty bin in a flea market. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in 2009, Owens explained the real intention behind the record. “We set out to make classic pop  See GIRLS, page 8


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Football Saturday, Sept. 3 Arkansas 20 10 14 7 -51 Missouri State 0 0 7 0-7 Volleyball Friday, Sept. 2 UC Riverside 0 Missouri State 3 Saturday, Sept. 3 Northeastern 0 Missouri State 3 San Diego 3 Missouri State 0 Women’s Soccer Friday, Sept. 2 Kansas 1 2-3 Missouri State 0 1-1 Sunday, Sept. 4 Oklahoma 2 1-3 Missouri State 0 1-1 Field Hockey Sunday, Sept. 4 Indiana 1 3-4 Missouri State 0 1-1 Men’s Soccer Thursday, Sept. 1 Tulsa 0 2-2 Missouri State 1 0-1 Sunday, Sept. 4 Memphis 0 1–1 Missouri State 0 0–0

Calendar September 6 to September 12


Women’s Soccer away at Arkansas, 7 p.m.


Volleyball at home Mary Jo Wynn Invit. vs. Kansas State, 7 p.m.


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True freshman quarterback Kierra Harris completed eight passes for 70 yards and one interception. The Bears also fumbled three times.

Hogs out-muscle Bears Early deficit and miscues bury Missouri State in season opener By Harrison Keegan The Standard

Volleyball at home Mary Jo Wynn Invit. vs. Arkansas State, 7 p.m.

Men’s Soccer away at Cal State Northridge, 6 p.m. Women’s Soccer at home vs. Tulsa, 7 p.m. Field Hockey away at Louisville, 3 p.m.


Volleyball at home Mary Jo Wynn Invit. vs. Hofstra, 12 p.m.

Volleyball at home Mary Jo Wynn Invit. vs. South Dakota State, 7:30 p.m. Football away at Eastern Kentucky, 5 p.m. Field Hockey away at Appalachian State, 2 p.m.


Men’s Soccer away at Columbia, 11:30 a.m.

Women’s Soccer at home vs. Oral Roberts, 2 p.m.

Briefs Cross country has success in first meet

In the first meet of the season for the Missouri State cross country team the Bears went 3-2 on the day. The meet was in a dual meet format at the Hurricane Festival in Tulsa and the Bears beat Oklahoma, Oklahoma Wesleyan and Arkansas Fort Smith. Junior Emily Beaver had the best finish for the Bears by posting a 11:27 good enough for eigth place in the 2 mile race. Senior Terry Phillips followed with an 11th place finish and a time of 11:35. The next meet for the cross country team will be at 9 a.m. Saturday Sept. 17 at the Missouri Southern Stampede.

Bayliss earns MAC honors in first week

Senior forward for the field hockey team Casey Bayliss was named the Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the first week of the season. In the first two games of the season Bayliss complied four goals and three assists.


In last week’s issue of The Standard, some names were mispelled in the story “Former foes unite.” The two names that were mispelled were Chelsey Medlock and Hillary Lawless. Chelsey was spelled “Chelsea” rather than Chelsey and Hillary was “Hilary” rather than Hillary.

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Coach Allen and the Bears will now prepare for Eastern Kentucky.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In 1911, the University of Arkansas football team defeated Missouri State (then known as the Fourth District Normal School) 100-0. One hundred years later, the Bears have closed the gap, but the No. 15 Razorbacks showed them that they still have a long way to go after handing MSU a 51-7 defeat Saturday night. The Razorbacks jumped all over Missouri State early on, scoring touchdowns on their first three possessions and out-gaining the Bears 265 yards to 18 in the first half. Bears head coach Terry Allen said the loss will be a good learning experience for his team. “We didn’t have any major injuries,” Allen said, “Obviously our pride a little bit, but the sense that I have is that our guys learned some valuable lessons.”

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 See FOOTBALL, page 7 The Bears defense had three sacks on the night.

Playing overseas helps Bears maintain edge By John Cook The Standard

Coming off their first ever regular-season Missouri Valley Conference title, the Missouri State basketball Bears are pushing for more. A historical 2010-11 season for the Bears ended in disappointment, as MSU barely missed out on an NCAA tournament appearance and lost in the second round of the NIT 81-72 to the Miami Hurricanes. During last year’s off-season, the Bears then-assistant coach Kent Williams coached a group of American players overseas on a fourgame tour of Poland. One of those players was senior Kyle Weems, who went on to win MVC Player of the Year. Senior Caleb Patterson, who recently returned from a tour in

Europe, hopes going overseas can have similar benefits for him. “My mindset and mental toughness overall has definitely Patterson improved,” Patterson said. “The guys over there are on another level physically. After playing with them, I think I’m on another level physically as well.” Patterson played in five games and traveled around Belgium, Amsterdam and London while on tour with the Global Sports Academy. “I averaged about 12 points and five rebounds,” Patterson said. “The last game I broke out with 21 (points), so I’m excited to keep improving and see where my game

can go.” Patterson averaged 5.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per game last year for the Bears while coming off the bench. The 6-foot-1-inch big man said his play down low will be instrumental to the Bears winning, especially after the departure of former MSU center Will Creekmore. “I have to have a bigger post presence this year,” Patterson said. “Playing against professionals really improved my rebounding.” MSU assistant head coach Patrick Baldwin, who played professionally from 1999-2001 in Bosnia and Croatia, said that players receive a new take on the game while playing overseas and are normally humbled by the experience. “I think Caleb (Patterson) gained valuable playing time and confi-

dence by going overseas,” Baldwin said. “We want this to be a springboard toward a special season for him. Most importantly, it’s like any other summer program. You want the player to work on their game and get better. That’s exactly what Patterson did.” Weems, the lone returning starter from last year’s squad, talked about the skills he gained from two summers ago. “For me it was the first time I had ever been overseas, so it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass on,” he said. “Their game is much more half-court based. The shot clock is 24 seconds rather than 35 seconds here, so the pace is a little bit faster. That makes you really have to study the game and refine your tools.”  See EUROPE, page 7

Offense sputters after key injury Bears lose more than a game in their home opener By Adam Hammons The Standard

For two straight years redshirt sophomore forward Rachel Weimer has started out the season with a point in the first three games, and for two straight years she’s been injured in the first five. Weimer was named MVC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals and an assist in the Bear’s first three games of the season. Then in the beginning minutes of their first home game against Kansas last Friday, Weimer lunged for a ball from a defender and went down. Trainers carted her off the field and she was out for the game. Steph Anderson/THE STANDARD “I really feel for Rachel going out Women’s soccer has yet to win at home this season. with an injury and thinking she may be

losing the year,” head coach Rob Brewer said. “That’s kind of on the front of my mind right now.” Losing Weimer not only took away a threat up top, but it changed the way the girls played. Instead of using her speed to go over the defense, Brewer started using two forwards who would pass it back to the mid-fielders. That never deterred the Bears though, as sophomore forward Katelyn Frederickson got her first goal of the year to tie it up early in the second half. “She (Weimer) is a really great speed up top and we play a lot of through balls to her,” Frederickson said. “Once we lost her we still did fine. We adapted to what we had, but it did hurt us.” Even with that goal and several other chances, they couldn’t come back from a 2-1 deficit after a 30-yard snipe from a KU forward. The Bears eventually lost 31 after another goal late in the game. “I’m looking at it as a one-goal game for the most part,” Brewer said. “It’s just one of those nights little things can turn a game completely around, and if we catch  See SOCCER, page 7

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Field hockey reaches into depth to remedy goalie issues By Kyle Boaz The Standard

“Platoon” is a common word in the Army. For the MSU field hockey team, it’s a description of the goalkeeper position. The Bears have been reaching into their depth at the goalie position this year. In the first two games, sophomores Andrea Bain and Katie Mulloy have both started. “I think that you have to think about the team first, and the best person is going to go in so you can’t think about yourself,” Bain said. Assistant coach Erika Dombkowski said the effort the goalkeepers put in directly impacts the results on the field. “The goalkeepers don’t give 100 percent to me, they give it to their

teammates,” she said. The team has three goalies listed on its roster. Sophomore Steph Anderson is out with an injury suffered during a summer internship in Alaska. She has multiple screws in her left leg and has been wearing a walking boot since the injury. She was the prominent starter for the Bears last season. Dombkowski said the competition for the starting spot has created a new level of energy among the goalies. “They’re competing for time and the level of competition is high,” she said. Our goalkeepers really want to fight to win. They have a relationship on the team where they’re competing against each other head-to-head, but at the same

time they’re teammates.” While the battle for the starting spot has created competition, Mulloy said it is not as important as overall team success. “I think we all work together hard and motivate each other and push each other,” she said. “We want the team to succeed.” Bain said the girls have to prove themselves if they want the opportunity to be the starter. “I think there’s a lot of competition,” she said. “Everyone is fighting to get in there, but the bottom line is that the best person and healthiest person plays.” While splitting time between goalies might seem like a dilemma, Dombkowski said the team is comfortable with whoever is in goal. “I don’t think that the (time split)

les, said that the punt returns were game breakers. “If anybody runs a punt back, it’s a momentum changer but I felt like we bounced back and did our part to make a stop,” Crutcher said. Missouri State’s night could be summed up in one of those returns late in the third quarter. With the Bears down 370, Jordan Chiles lofted a low, short punt toward Adams who decided to let the ball bounce in front of him. The ball took a quick hop off the turf and Adams bobbled it. Missouri State senior long snapper Kaleb Mueller dove on the ball, but it popped out of his hands right back to Adams who scooped it up, changed directions, weaved through defenders and outran a helmet-less Mueller all the way to the end zone. “I’ll take Kaleb Mueller on my team any day,” Allen said. “I don’t know if you saw that crazy son of a gun but he’s running 80 yards down the field without a helmet trying to tackle the guy by himself.” Missouri State finally caught a break with 54 seconds left in the third quarter. With the Razorbacks facing a long third down, back-up quarterback Brandon Mitchell scrambled up the middle but redshirt freshman linebacker Andrew Beisel knocked the ball loose and the Bears recovered at the Arkansas 33-yard line. On the very next play, Harris rolled right and lofted a perfect pass to senior wide receiver Jermaine Saffold in the corner of the end zone for Missouri State’s first points of the season. Senior running back Chris Douglas did most of the damage for the MSU offense, rushing for a game high 72 yards. Allen said that he is not sure yet whether he will go with Harris or Wooden at quarterback when the Bears travel to Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.

Football Continued from page 6

A lot of young players were thrust into major roles Saturday. True freshman quarterback Kierra Harris started his first collegiate game in place of the suspended Trevor Wooden. The Bears offense got off to a slow start. They didn’t cross midfield until late in the third quarter. By the time Harris completed his first pass, a four-yard slant to redshirt freshman Julian Burton on the first play of the second quarter, the Bears were already down 20-0. The Bears’ offense started the game using a sugar huddle where the players group up briefly a few yards off the line to call the play as opposed to the no-huddle offense they usually run. Senior offensive lineman Travis Simmons said this might have affected the play of the offensive line. “I don’t think that really threw us off, but we didn’t go out there and do what we usually do,” Simmons said. “We were slow, not as physical as we have been.” Allen said that he went with the sugar huddle to ease Harris into the offense, but it may have backfired. “I think what happened is our offensive line kind of rocked back on its heels because that’s not what we do,” Allen said. The Arkansas offense on the other hand was in mid-season form. First-year quarterback Tyler Wilson threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns despite playing less than 18 minutes. The Razorbacks scored on all of Wilson’s possessions. The star of the game, however, was Arkansas punt returner Joe Adams who took two punts back for touchdowns. Bears redshirt freshman safety Michael Crutcher, who led the team with 10 tack-

defense this year so it’s just something we’re going to work on.” The Bears went on the road again on Sunday to play against the University of Oklahoma. The Sooners put two goals on the board in the first half and the Bears would eventually fall 3-1. The Bears are now 0-1 at home, but stats in the loss or win column aren’t the only things on the minds of players and coaches. “I think the loss of Rachel is the hardest thing right now,” Brewer said. The Bears play tonight at 7 p.m. at Fayetteville, Ark. against Arkansas University.

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a break, maybe we come out on top.” Another thing the Bears struggled with in Friday’s game was through balls played over the top or through the defense. Junior defender Grace Cross said they talked about that before the game, and wanted to drop off sooner so they wouldn’t get beat to the ball. However, the KU offense still did well, getting a lot of chances against the keeper. “We’re a defense with a lot of new girls in it,” Cross said. “I’m new to playing

trade the college experience for that. I think every high school kid should at least spend a year or two in college, even if you are a bigname player.” After losing four senior starters and head coach Cuonzo Martin, the Bears will be flying under the radar this year. Patterson said that’s exactly where they want to be. “There are people who are already counting us out,” Patterson said. “But I’m really excited about what we have here. I think it’s something special.”

Europe Continued from page 6

Weems said that if the college ball players have the skills, and are looking for a hefty paycheck, playing overseas professionally isn’t a bad idea. “There are some college-aged guys over there making close to a million dollars,” Weems said. “But me personally, I wouldn’t

is a problem,” she said. “I think the team really knows each goalies’ strengths and weaknesses and they play off of it.” Dombkowski said the constant change in net isn’t new to the players. “Because we’re splitting time so much it’s not a surprise when a goaltender goes in,” she said. “It’s a new dynamic when a new goaltender is in.” Dombkowski is a former goalkeeper herself and spent her college career at Oneonta State College in New York where she had a 2.23 goals against average in 56 games as a starter. Having a former goalkeeper as a coach has helped the goalies blossom, Mulloy said. “She’s taken her knowledge and

she has given it to us, and you can already tell in the difference in all of our beliefs,” she said. Bain also believes working with Dombkowski has helped the goalies improve. “(Dombkowski) has a lot of determination, and she pushes us really hard every practice so it has helped a lot,” Bain said. The duo of Bain and Mulloy is averaging 3.5 goals allowed per game in the young 2011 season. The tandem, along with the scoring power of senior forward Casey Bayliss, has led the way in the early going. The team’s record currently stands at 1-1. The Bears next game will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 against the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.

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Chris Douglas gained 72 yards on the ground for the Bears against Arkansas.

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Senior running back Stephen Johnston carried the ball seven times for 15 yards.

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The Missouri State Lady Bear basketball program will be holding open tryouts on September 7th at 4:30 in the West Gym of Hammons Student Center. Anyone interested in participating in the tryouts will need to arrive at 4:15 in the Womenʼs Basketball Office in Hammons Student Center to fill out appropriate paperwork. If you have any questions, please call the womenʼs basketball office at 836-4136.



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covered wagons were covered in hemp, the first American flags, the list goes on and on and on.” Cloud said her store receives most of their hemp seeds and products from Canada, where it was re-legalized in 1997 and is currently their biggest agricultural export. “They say hemp can be grown in any climate, any kind of soil,” she said. “It’s just such a complicated plant but the media has made it all about smoking weed, and that’s fine, I’m all for that, but they know nothing.” Also sitting behind a booth was Steve Groce, a life-member attorney for NORML and criminal defense lawyer in Springfield, who specializes in defending drug and alcohol

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Eckels said. “When we got to college we started Speakeasy. We played at the Outland’s open-mic nights. Eventually, we started playing everywhere else in town.” Eckels said Johnson came up with the name. “It’s referring to speakeasies,” he said. “You know, illegal bars back during the Prohibition. It’s kind of like you’re going somewhere to get something you’re not supposed to get and you have to know about it to get it. We were an underground band that nobody knew about so Speakeasy sounded about right.” Herron, the band’s bassist, said he was asked to join the band shortly after New Year’s in 2005.

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music, the best music we could record with what we had.” Two years later, the group is ready to drop their highlyanticipated sophomoric effort, “Father, Son, Holy Ghost,” which is set to be released digitally and in stores Sept. 13 through True Panther Records. Their sonic evolution can be charted fairly well with a quick listen to “Broken Dreams Club,” a 30-minute extended play released Nov. 22, 2010. With the addition of brass parts and a much more mature take on composition, it was no surprise that with “Father, Son, Holy Ghost” we find a much more concise effort both structurally and emotionally. There isn’t a horn solo to be found but that was in no way part of the allure. One thing that also can be taken as no surprise is that near-

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out-of-place boss fights, but we’ll get to that in a minute). Enjoy the intense sci-fi storytelling of the “Mass Effect” series? The conversations you have with NPC characters have real weight and generally provide interesting exposition, and the choices you make in-game affect the narrative at almost every level. Love the first/third person cover system of “Rainbow Six: Vegas?” Well, that’s there, and it works very well, though it was a bit of a surprise to see it at first. The amount of player choice allowed in “DX: HR” is staggering. Your version of Adam Jensen has absolute freedom to be whatever you want him to be. You have the power to make him an overthe-top action hero badass with a heart of gold, or you could make him a seedy, stealthy, serial murderer with a severe case of kleptomania and boundary issues. The choice is yours! For example, we’ll say that on one end of a hallway is a delicious cake, and you (Adam Jensen) are at the other end. There is a single guard on duty patrolling the hallway. You could A) Sneak past him undetected

cases. “We’re a very strong advocate for legalization,” he said. “My personal beliefs revolve around this being an issue of freedom. We want to bypass the entire medical marijuana approach because we feel that it is going to create nothing but a bunch of individuals and business that will have a financially-vested interest in not seeing marijuana legalized.” “You may not realize this but every pharmaceutical company in the world already has their trademark name for their medical marijuana product as soon as they can start selling it,” he continued. “Lobbyists for these big companies won’t try to keep it legal, and that’s what is likely to happen if we keep seeing this approach rather than outright legalization.” Groce also spoke of his belief of the failure of the war on drugs, and the negative impact he believes it has “I had known Marcus since high school and the other guys for a few years,” he said. “I had played with them in different throw-together projects over the years at that point.” Herron said he’s been playing bass guitar for nearly 18 years. “I chose it because all my friends, and everyone else I knew at the time, were playing electric guitar,” he said. “I guess I just wanted to do something different but still play with my friends.” Herron said his favorite thing about playing with Speakeasy is simply playing music that he enjoys with people he loves. “I never had any brothers growing up,” he said. “So I guess Speakeasy kind of filled that void in my life.” Besides playing keys and singing, Chatman said he also plays harmonica and trumpet for Speakeasy. “And for some stuff in the studio,

ly every track on the album is written for, about or from the perspective of girls. But we can shelf the topic of sexual identity because it really doesn’t matter when it comes to these songs. It becomes very clear that Owens seems to assume different personas at times, though clearly pulling from his own experiences of lost, unrequited or hopeless love. And what works is that you can believe him. The record opens with their second single “Honey Bunny,” a surprisingly uplifting start that evokes the sunny, jangly jams of early Beach Boys work, but with a surprise breakdown in the center of the track where we are given our first taste of what Owens has truly found his strong suit to be — his sheer bravado in the face of humility. With the lightest air imaginable, he describes his mother and her relation to the many girls he’s after. (“And when I cried, she would hold me closely and tell me everything will be alright. That woman loved

using cover and/or conveniently placed air vents and hope you won’t get frosting in any of your important moving parts; B) Render him unconscious via tranquilizer dart, stun gun or robot punch and plant his face in the cake, making it more embarrassing when his guard friends find him unconscious; or C) Eliminate the threat with your three-foot elbow swords or arsenal of future weaponry, leaving no obstacles between you and your moist, spongy reward. That’s what video gaming is all about, when you really think about it. The Last Word: “Deus Ex: Human Revolution” had very high expectations to meet, and, in my opinion, it succeeded nearly flawlessly. Only a few sour grapes hold this game back from true excellence—mainly the out-of-place boss fights which seemed incongruous with the open-ended aspects of the game as a whole. The AI was especially exciting to me; the enemies on normal difficulty seemed deadly and actively work to flank and overwhelm you. Also, the level of detail in the environments blew me away. There is always a new nook or cranny to explore and everywhere you look there is something to hack, read or steal.

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had on our society. “We have a need for law enforcement in our society,” he said. “But there’s a huge majority of law enforcement and law enforcement dollars being devoted to the war on drugs. The illegality is what creates the profit for people to go out and sell drugs in the first place. So the continuing war doesn’t help in reducing the amount of drug use. People that want to use drugs of whatever kind, at least from what I’ve found in 27 years of law practice, still do what they want to do.” Groce encourages anyone curious about the issue to visit the Marijuana Defense tab on his website at Festival attendees were not just presented with information on a topic dear to their heart, but also the entertainment of a number of various musical acts from around the country such as Joplin natives Dead American

I play cello,” he said. “But my favorite thing, and the thing I’ve been doing the longest, is singing harmony. I grew up in a musical family and we used to tour together singing gospel and stuff, so that’s where it all began.” Chatman said he learned each instrument by ear. “I only ever read music for vocal parts in school,” he said. Fannin said he started playing drums so he didn’t have to play trumpet in the marching band anymore. “I had played trumpet since I was in elementary school,” he said. “I started drums in high school because it’s just more fun.” Eckels, who has been in multiple bands since eighth grade, said he began playing guitar when he was 11 years old. “I wanted to be just like my brother, Joel Eckels, whose band The

me. I need a woman who loves me, me, me, me, me, me, yeah.”) There’s something undeniably creepy about it all, but it hardly matters because Owens immediately throws you back into the pit when he lifts the tempo back up and brings in that uncannily familiar guitar riff that promises to be stuck in your head for days. The great thing about the record and Owens’ songwriting is where it goes from here. In just over 50 minutes, Owens takes you on quite the aesthetic journey, with highs and lows and many steps over the borderlines of genre. There’s a powerfully energetic and surprisingly nasty jam entitled “Die,” evoking the concept behind “Helter Skelter.” You almost get the feeling Owens wrote such a heavy song just to prove he can. “Die” is a stark contrast to the track it precedes, “Saying I Love You,” which could easily have been pulled from your grandparents’golden oldies sta-

Protip: With a branching narrative and several paths of action for every mission, this game oozes replay value. That being said, do not try to acquire all of the augmentations on your first play-

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Radio, Springfield hip-hop trio Lucid, St. Louis hip-hop, rock and R&B genre rebels Jon.Doe. The PATHOLOGICAL Lyre and local DJ Isaiah “Hayze” Williams. Williams said he was very thrilled to be playing the festival, and spun tracks for a crowd of sweaty dancers from 8 to 10 p.m. “I started talking to some dude in a production company and they asked if I’d play it and I said ‘sure,’” he said. “It’s for a really good cause. Legalizing marijuana is a very big issue these days. I support it 100 percent.” Also present for the event was City Councilman Doug Burlison, a member of the Libertarian Party and outspoken advocate for the legalization of cannabis. Burlison spoke to festivalgoers about his opinions on the war on drugs and the illegality of the plant. “This is one of the most important issues of our time,” he said. “Legaliz-

Wreckards, from Los Angeles, will be here (Saturday, Oct. 1 at Patton Alley Pub),” he said. “He started playing guitar and he’d want me to play the rhythm. If your older brother thinks you’re cool then you’ve got to keep doing what makes you cool.” Eckels said performing is a rush because it’s different every time. “I play all these regular gigs and there’s still something unique about every time I play,” he said. “And playing a new song can make you embarrassed, excited and nervous. It’s cool, you know?” The band plays in Springfield about once every six weeks, Eckels said. “When we’re on the road we play less often,” he said. “And we try to space it out so we don’t overkill.” Opening for Speakeasy will be The Shotgun Brothers. “They just had a bunch of gear stolen from them,” Eckels said. “If

tion and is little more than a cute guitar hook and some classic Christopher Owens cheese. (“I hear you crying. What can I do? You threw my heart away. You made me blue.”) It’s hard to understand how he believes he can get away with a last line such as that, but it’s entirely due to his showmanship and the fact that it’s just so darn catchy. On the second track, “Alex,” it’s difficult not to catch Owens in a lie as he nonchalantly asks the girl he’s pursuing, “Could you fall in love? Well, who cares about love?” It’s ridiculously hard not to scream over the track, “Of course you do!” However, the song is a definitive look not only into Owens’ wordplay but also his guitar work, which is both technical yet simple at the same time. By the end of the record it’s hard not to feel as emotionally drained as its hero, and in large part to the overall structure of the album, which seems to go from optimism to pessimism in

ing hemp and ending prohibition would have so much beneficial impact on these United States of America. We are currently prohibiting this product for stupid reasons and if we were able to take those shackles off private industry would just explode in this area.” Burlison spoke of the many benefits of using a powerful, annually renewable resource such as hemp and encouraged those faithful to the cause that the most important thing they can do to help the movement is to get out and vote. “There is a revolution happening right now,” he said. “Maybe you see it, maybe you don’t, but it is important that you get behind candidates that are for saner marijuana policies than we have now. There’s no excuse to not get involved. With our economy the way it is, hemp can lead the way out of these economic doldrums and bring us to a new prosperity.”

you’re supporting the show you might be able to help them purchase some new gear.” The show will start at 10 p.m. Cover will be $7 for ages 21 and up and $9 for ages 18 and up. If you can’t make it to this Saturday’s show, Eckels said it will only be a month until you’ll have a chance to see the band again. They’ll be playing at Mother’s Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest on Oct. 15. Oktoberfest will feature the Ben Miller Band, Speakeasy and the Detectives. Afterward, Speakeasy will play at the Highlife all night. “We’ll probably play every song we’ve written that day,” he said. “But that’s not an excuse to miss the show on Sept. 10.” Visit to listen to some songs for free. There are links to their five albums on the bottom right corner of the website. You can also find them on iTunes.

a hurry. So after a lengthy exploration of a myriad of sounds (complete with a couple of appearances by a gospel backup singer, church organ jams and too many guitar solos to count), the final track brings us right back to Owens and his guitar with, “Jamie Marie,” which is full of sorrow as Owens tries to find some level of acceptance in his solitude (“Maybe it’s alright. I mean I went and found a modern world. But I miss the way life was when you were my girl.”). This guy’s sadness is terrifyingly real and terrifyingly

heart-wrenching. And it can definitely be seen as something of a surprise that it is still a subject he finds such comfort in exploring. What seems to make it all the more heartbreaking is that it is something he is terribly good at, so it’s hard to say where Girls and the songwriting of Owens will go from here. What we do have, in the meantime, is one of the stronger albums of 2011, another classic Girls record and a piece of music that I absolutely love and wouldn’t hesitate to share with anyone, even my grandparents.

through. Pick what kind of character you want to be and augment yourself accordingly. This will save you a lot of headache and make you a more effective Robot cop (Not a Robocop. That’s copyrighted).

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Students struggle for bike rack space on campus

By Damien M. DiPlacido The Standard

Whether it’s the high gas prices, not enough places to park or simply for exercise, it seems more students are using bikes to navigate their way around campus these days. It’s not out of the ordinary this semester to see any campus bike rack completely full with bikes leaning on each other and forced to fit in whatever way possible, including two bikes in one rack slot. Look around those racks and you might see bikes secured to any additional pole, tree or rail available. Senior geology major Mike Gant is one of many students who uses a bike as his primary means of transportation around campus. “Most of the week I’m riding between Temple and Cheek,” Gant said. “By the time I get to Cheek it’s loaded up with bikes and I have maybe two spots to choose from. But I’m still scratching up my wheels and getting my brake cables caught in other people’s lines. It’s kind of frustrating.” John Clark, assistant director of Facilities Management, recently addressed the issue of the overcrowded racks with representatives of the Student Government Association. “There are currently 971 bike parking spots on the ribbon style racks and an additional 910 spots on the temporary racks around campus,” Clark said. “We’ve added two additional racks to the Professional Building, two on the tent pad

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The phone calls did help give him leads on where it may be, although none of the leads lead him to the scooter. The email chain began to grow with people starting to reply around 11 p.m. after junior Alex Byrum sent a reply that went to the whole campus. “We had gotten the scooter email and didn’t think anything of

at Craig Hall, one on the east side of Ellis Hall and one at the PSU.” The grounds crew can add or adjust where temporary bike racks are located as long as several safety guidelines are followed, Clark said. Racks can’t block an entrance to a building or a sidewalk and must be placed next to an existing designated bike path in order to promote bikes on paths and not sidewalks. Andrew Cline, associate professor in the Media, Journalism and Film Department, is an avid bike rider and an advocate of Springfield’s bike friendly community. He said he sees positivity in the fact that many bike racks are full during peak class hours. “The fact that many of them are full a lot of the time is an indication that many students are riding bicycles and want to ride bicycles,” Cline said. “The accommodations on campus are great. The campus is situated in such a way where a student really doesn’t need a car. They can get around campus and the rest of Springfield very easily.” According to Cline, the issue shouldn’t be centered on bike racks; it should be about bicycle education for students. “I’m intending to try to offer a cycling-savvy course to students sometime soon,” Cline said. “I want to try to have a traffic cycling course available to students that would help them live better without a car while they’re at Missouri State and also be safe as well.” Another one of Cline’s ideas is the possibility of a student-run, fac-

it,” he said. “We were wondering if you copy and paste the address if it would go to the whole student body.” Soon there were dozens of emails being sent, most asking to be taken off of the email list. “I was aware that the SGF Students email address existed,” senior marketing major Brandon Jones said. “I had hoped no one would purposely or accidentally reply all. With 20,000 students I knew that was asking too much.” “Admittedly, I was having a pretty boring Sunday night, so

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More and more students are using bikes to get around campus, causing bike racks to become overcrowded and students to have trouble finding a place to park their bike. ulty-sponsored bicycle repair shop on campus. “I’ve talked to a lot of students and if something breaks on their bicycle, they don’t really know what to do and don’t have the money to go to one of the local bike shops,” Cline said. “It could

this became very entertaining.” The Help Desk sent out an email around 11:50 p.m. telling students not to respond to the emails, but that did not stop the replies. Emails stopped being delivered around the middle of the night indicating the problem had been fixed. “Personally, I think this is the best thing that’s happened to MSU since Snowpocalypse,” Jones said in a mass email reply. Some replies were helpful, telling people how to stop the

be a rudimentary repair station run by students, for students.” For additional bicycling information, students can check out Cline’s website, Anyone who rides a bike on campus is encouraged to register their bike with the Safety and email notifications. Others tried to be funny, including links to Rick Astley videos disguised as helpful links to stop the emails. However, some other emails included explicit material. The Standard contacted the two students that emailed clearly explicit comments — senior Andrew Irwin and sophomore William Wanner — but did not get a reply from either of them by press time. “I had some great laughs from this,” Jones said. “But I feel bad for the thousands of students who

Transportation Department at 636 E. Elm. A registration sticker will be provided for the bicycle. Students with concerns about the campus bike situation can contact the Student Government Association at

didn’t want to receive them.” Others did not find the situation quite as funny, asking for the spamming to be put to a stop and to be removed from the email list. However, their replies just furthered the problem as they were also sent to the entire campus. Mass emails stopped being delivered around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning, indicating that Computer Services had fixed the error. “I didn’t mean to cause all of the havoc with the emails,” Aubrey said. “It was an accident.”


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