September 25, 2007
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As pa rt of the Liberal Arts.5peakers5eries, UCO and the College of Liberal Arts present Dr. George Ritzer, acclaimed sociologist and author of the book "The McDonalclization of Society." Ritter, a University of Maryland professor has written several books on various sociological theories. During his presentation, Ritzer will detail the many wa y s McDonald's and other major corporations halve changed the way Americans consume and live their lives. When: Sept. 2.6 @ 7:30 p.m.
by Vista photographer Chris Otten
Reigning Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson has a blast at a book signing for the Official Centennial Book authored by Assistant Professor of History Patricia Loughlin, and Oklahoma writer Bob Burke.
Where: Constitution Hall
STUDENTS LEARN TO CALL GAMES 'THE EDGE' OFFERS BROAD RANGE OF A & E COVERAGE
by Hannah Jackson Staff Writer
"Twenty-six seconds, 25 and counting. Denton takes the snap. He downs it. And the clock's just going to have to run out because UCO is out of time-outs here tonight... and that's going to be the ball game, UCO seven, Eastern New Mexico 21," said Jon Trammell and Brian Ward while winding down the broadcast of the UCO homecoming game. Sports announcing is an elective class that has been available to students for around 10 years, said Mark Scott, Operations Manager who helps teach the class with Assistant Professor Dr. David Nelson. This is the first semester that incorporates extreme hands-on activities. Previous semesters revolved around guest speakers and listening to broadcasts, Scott said. The class aims to teach students technical jargon involved with the profession but not with the sport. "I will not teach you the game of football," Nelson said on the first day of class. Students are required to have, or learn outside of class, the basic rules of the sport, in order to perform well on-air. The class aims to teach students details necessary to provide a good radio or television play-by-play. Although the class involves lecture, tests and homework assignments, Nelson and Scott believe giv-
by Jana Davis Staff Writer
Two UCO broadcast students have started a news station called The Edge, which covers local and university entertainment every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on UCentral. The host, Micah Manalo, broadcast senior and cohost Julie Hoang, broadcast senior, will be on UCentral and cover UCO plays, musicals, new DVD releases, CDs, videogames and movies. The news has always been more structured,
also said that it is a great opportunity to step outside of the news and do something different. The students receive game rentals from Randy's and GameStop to report reviews and every other Wednesday they preview movies at Kickingbird, but supply their own tapes for each session. "We want to take a different perspective," Manalo said. Manalo and Hoang stress the hard work and time that is needed for each news broadcast. "We come up with the stories ourselves," Manalo
by Vista photographer Chris Albers
Micah Manalo, broadcast senior, shoots some footage at UCO's Homecoming game against Eastern New Mexico State on Sept. 22.
ing live broadcast experience to students will greatly help with familiarity in the field.
curricular activities, specifically the weekend, would be necessary to pass the class.
"IN THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS
I AM ACTUALLY SURPRISED AT HOW WELL THE STUDENTS HAVE DONE." Dr. David Nelson
of either UCO or Edmond high school football. The television games are played on UCentral, broadcast on Cox channel 6, and Ed FM radio, aired on 90.1 FM. "In the first four weeks I am actually surprised at how well the students have done," Nelson said. He also noted that the students who were less comfortable being on-air signed up for later football games. "I think it'll get rough now," Nelson said. Each game requires four
Students were warned on The students are assigned two the first day of class that extra- radio or television broadcasts
News Central Channel 6
Mon. through Thurs. at 5 p.m.
"If we do not.maintain justice, justice will not maintain us." â€”Francis Bacon
Manalo explained, so they decided to take a different approach on fashion and news from Hollywood. Not only is this a news station, but also a practicum. Manalo and Floang are partnering with Kickingbird Cinemas, Randy's M&M's and GameStop to help support the The Edge with free game rentals and movie previews. "We do the interviews ourselves," Hoang said, "It teaches us to network." She
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said. "It's a lot of hard work, but luckily I have a lot of time to work on it." The next airing ofThe Edge will be Oct.2 and will consist of highlights from homecoming and the Oklahoma State Fair.
Jana Davis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE LEGACY OF THE JENA SIX IS STILL TO BE DETERMINED
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"What makes you proud to be a Broncho?" "All the professors are willing to help, the campus activities engage me, and I also love Cornerstone."
Leah Beesler Broadcasting, Junior
"I am proud because I am apart of a group of people that express their individual ideas."
Ben Johnson Biology, Freshman
"I love how UCO is diverse
and how they have all these different programs that encourage students to promote their cultural heritages." Cecilia Contreras
BY CHRIS ALBERS It's a beautiful thing when people decide to question their government. Marching, rallies, protests- they are all necessary in keeping the powers that be in check. And man, does the government ever need it, all parts of government. When I first heard the Jena 6 issue on the news I was confused at best. It seemed no one knew exactly what the facts were. I am still hearing from people that don't exactly get it, so here is what I have gathered to this point: On August 31, a black student asked his vice principal if he could sit under a tree at the school that white kids usually sat under. The vice principal said he could sit wherever he wanted. The next day students found three nooses hanging from the tree. The students responsible were found, the principal recommended expulsion but the school board decided on a
three-day suspension. Shortly after the suspension, black teens organized a protest by sitting under the tree during a school assembly. The LaSalle District Attorney was called and allegedly said to protestors, "With one stroke of my pen, I can make your life disappear". (Bad idea) On December 2, a white student pulled a shotgun on a group of black students outside of a convenient store. The black teens wrestled the gun away. One of them was charged with; theft of a firearm, second-degree robbery, and disturbing the peace. The white student was not charged. On December 6, 17-yearold white Jena high school student Justin Barker was beaten unconscious at school by a group of black students, according to reports they knocked Barker to the ground, then repeatedly kicked him in the body and face, one student
"The school is very diverse. There is almost a one-on-one with instructors, because the classes are not packed.
"IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING WHEN PEOPLE DECIDE TO C_JESTION THEIR GOVERNMENT."
Daniel Moise Photo Arts, Senior
"I really enjoy the campus and the friendly environment it has to offer."
Chelsea Owen Organizational Communication, Freshman
"I value the traditions of the school of how long it's been going and the tradition through my family attending UCO." Mark Hutchison Graphic Design, Sophomore
apparently stood on Barker's head. Police arrest six students and the DA charged five as adults for attempted seconddegree murder, on June 26, 2007. The judge agreed to reduce Mychal Bell's charge to aggravated second-degree battery and conspiracy to commit aggravated second-degree battery. An all-white jury tried him, however, according to
Andrew Knittle, Editor in Chief Steven Reckinger, Co-Editor Aaron Wright, Managing Editor
Chris Albers, Photo Editor Chris Otten, Photographer Brenda O'Brian, Photographer
Lyndsay Gillum, Copy Editor
Justin Langston, Staff Writer Shannon Hoverson, Staff Writer Nelson Solomon, Staff Writer Abha Eli Phoboo, Staff Writer Hannah Jackson, Staff Writer Jana Davis, Staff Writer
Megan Pierce, Ad Director Keith Mooney, Ad Designer
SPORTS Jeff Massie, Sports Editor Alex Gambill, Sports Writer
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the associated press only one in 10 people in LaSalle parish is African American, and though African Americans were selected randomly by the courts, none showed up. All charged were released by July except for Mychal Bell who had four previous felonies on his record; his family could not afford his outrageous $90,000 bond. On September 14, Bells battery charges were dropped on the grounds that he should not have been tried as an adult. Bell is still in jail awaiting trial.
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September 25, 2007
Jordan's autobiography details her battle to get an education she could continue to walk the path toward becoming the person of her dreams." It's when you are denied A quote from the book the thing you want most, and describes her early desire to then overcome those same get into school. Jordan, four forces that denied you, that years old at the time, was at you really learn the meaning a babysitter's house thai was of hard work and success. located next to a school, and 1979 UCO graduate Marsha spent much of her time lookJo Jordan knows this feeling ing longingly at the school. well, as she faced struggle after 'I can still remember struggle in her effort to get pressing my face into the an education, but she fought chain link fence, and 1 saw through the hardships and got the kids running around, her education, after which she playing, and just thought, if herself became an educator. I could just go to school," Jordan has written her Jordan recollected in the book. life story in an autobiograIt was precisely 11 years phy, titled "The Belmont after this that Jordan was Addition." Her primary denied her utmost desire, when desire since early childhood she became pregnant at the OAKVMS6.150 was to go to school and get age of 15 and the school sysan education, but was denied tem then told her she could not the chance when she became complete her education there pregnant as a teenager. In the case of Akins v. Jordan was one of seven Hugo High, Jordan won the children, born and raised in chance to go back to school Hugo, a town in southeastern and complete her education. Oklahoma. The book's title All those in her situation after comes from the housing addi- this case were able to go to tion she lived in as a child. school despite their pregnancy Presently, Jordan is a and complete their schooling. teacher at North Highland Jordan has been married Elementary School. She val- to Darrel Jordan for 34 years ues the job very highly, as she and met him during her time was once barred from receiv- at UCO, or Central State as it by Vista photographer Chris Albers ing an education, but now has was called back then. Darrel a chance to educate others. had become an acquaintance Marsha Akins-Jordan sits at a signing for her new book "The Belmont Addition" Saturday, Sept. 22. She is also an Evangelist, of Jordan's brother and visited having spoken in seven the family for Thanksgiving states across the country dinner one year. It was here to because of the valuable for many years," she said. continues to mentor young ten children, her father chose and spreading the idea of Darrel added that it is women today who are in situ- to only come to her graduation, that fate brought Darrel and experience she gained, espeCan" faith, a powerful les- Marsha together. Jordan's son cially putting her in the plat- important to "accept what ations similar to her own. primarily because she was son she has learned through- was two at the time. And it is form that she is currently in. comes because your experi"I teach young women to the underdog of the family. out her life that a positive faith and a trust in God's guidShe admits life would've ences were designed to help love their babies, and make Jordan has been a part of attitude toward life can help ance that has strengthened been a lot easier if she you develop as a person." smart decisions regarding two ministries, Fire Escape one accomplish more than their marriage over the years. had made different deciJordan said she "had raising their children," she Ministries and New View could be dreamt possible. Ministries, and is a co-found"I really believe in divine sions in the beginning. an early call to the minis- said. The book relates how she destiny, that God ordains "If I'd made differ- try, and the doors really Jordan said the great- er of Joshua Ministries, which was able to "find the strength everything. I believe God ent choices, the hurdles I opened up in Las Vegas." est teachers in her life were ministers to adult women, to walk through doors that meant for Darrel and I to had to deal with throughIt was in Las Vegas that experience and her mother," teenagers with pregnanlay beyond her imagina- be together," Jordan said. out my life would've been Jordan was able to minister a woman with immeasurable cies and women in general. tion and beyond courage to In a bit of an ironic twist, Jordan said if she could easier to overcome. My life to young teens that were bro- wisdom and common sense." confront those who robbed , 6- baCk and change wouldn't-have been such a ken, orhurting: She found her Darrel said his wife's ,Jordan was told on May her of her dignity -§0';_ constant"' fight; faslit had been ministry in this i5rocess and greatesti accomplishment 24, 1973, the very day that was "to at one point be she was supposed to origidenied an education and nally graduate, that she was then to be an educator." allowed to go back and OK, SO MY SUBS REALLY AREN'T GOURMET AND He said he is so proud that complete her education. ESTABLISHED IN CHARLESTON, IL WE'RE NOT FRENCH EITHER. MY SUBS JUST TASTE she "exceeded what authoriJordan's son went back A LITTLE BETTER, THAT'S ALL! I WANTED TO IN 1983 TO ADD TO STUDENTS GPA CALL IT JIMMY JOHN'S TASTY SANDWICHES, BUT AND GENERAL DATING ABILITY. ties told her she couldn't do." to Hugo and graduated from MY MOM TOLD ME TO STICK WITH GOURMET. 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SPORTS from page 1 students participation. The play-by-play announcer describes "what" is happening and the color announcer explains "why". The other two students will aid the broadcast by keeping track of statistics and making sure all the equipment is working properly. The preparation necessary for the game is extensive. Students must have a detailed knowledge of the teams playing, including past statistics, individual athlete information, last season and present season records. The students must have plenty of information. In the case of a blowout they will need an ample amount of interesting facts to fill airtime. The student keeping track of statistics will record passing yardage for quarterbacks and wide receivers, rushing yardage for running backs, kicking and punting yardage and other defensive statistics as tackles and sacks. The information collected can
be used not only for individual plays, but also to summarize before half time and at the end of the game. The play-by-play and color announcers have a difficult job of timing their conversation. Broadcast between the students should be smooth and conversational but it can be hard to find a rhythm. The color announcer follows every play with some form of explanation for why a certain play worked or failed. For instance, after the playby-play announcer tells the listener about the offensive formation and a running play that gained only one yard, the color announcer explains why. The next on-air game presented by UCO students is Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and will cover the Midwest City and Edmond Memorial High School football game.
Hannah Jackson can be reached at email@example.com .
September 25, 2007
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Edmonddating.com may or may not be the answer for those seeking meaningful relationships.
by Hannah Jackson Staff Writer
by Vista photographer Chris Otten
David Brewster rocks out to classical beats for Dr. Kole Kleeman's Intro to Mass Communications class.
emWave: The wave of the future by Lyndsay Gillum Copy Editor
Stress has become the number one difficulty that individuals face. The constant pressure associated with living in a fast-paced world has created an environment where nearly everyone feels the effects of stress. The Student Counseling Center now offers biofeedback training to students. What biofeedback does is measures the body's response to stress, usually through temperature or heart rate. By measuring these responses, one can make changes that will affect the body's stress response. The emWave Personal Stress Reliever is a handheld device that simply measures
heart rate. It analyzes heart; rhythms for coherence,' aterm used by scientists to describe a highly efficient physiologii cal state. In this particular state, the nervous system, cardiovascular, hormonal and immune systems are working efficiently and harmoniously, according to emwave.com . "It uses a technique called quick coherence method that teaches students how to relax, change their motions," Jan Chapel, coordinator of Student Counseling Center, said. "And by practicing that, you get biofeedback immediately on the computer screen, and can learn to decrease your stress quickly." When you experience stressful emotions such as tension, anxiety, irritation or anger, you heart rhythm pat-
tern becomes irregular and incoherent, which negatively affects brain function, health, performance and sense of well-being. The emWave determines the degree of coherence and displays in real-time on a tri-colored LED (the Coherence Level Indicator). A red light indicates low coherence, which is normal; a blue light indicates medium coherence, which shows some improvement; and a green light indicates high coherence, which is the optimal high performance, stress-free state. "I probably recommend three times a week to a stress reduction class on average," Chapel said, "until they (students) can get to where they can get into a high coherence really quickly."
According to the American Institute of Stress, up to 90 percent of all health problems are related to stress. The effects of stress in people are seen physically, mentally and emotionally. Too much stress can cause many health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, depression and sleep disorders. Some of the benefits of the emWave Personal Stress Reliever include stress reduction, increased energy and resilience, greater mental clarity and better, more restful sleep. According to emwave. corn, most people get into medium or high coherence within a few short sessions and feel a reduction in stress.
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Are you single? Are you in a dead-end relationship? Would you like to meet more local singles? Radio advertisements and television commercials fill hopeful hearts with 1-800numbers and Web sites that claim to cure the lonelyhearts-disease. Phone numbers often attempt to treat sexually frustrated patients whereas Web sites seem to offer long-term fulfillment. eHarmony, PerfectMatch, Great Expectations, Yahoo personals and Matchmaker are all popular sites declaring their success in establishing relationships between so-called soul mates. Local singles, however, can usually be found on local dating Web sites. Luckily for lonely UCO students, Edmond has such a site! Edmonddating.com is a free online dating service that claims to connect singles from the area by having applicants fill out a series of questions in a dating profile. The gig seems bona fide at first glance, applicants can describe exactly who they are and precisely what they're looking for in a partner, but how successful is the site? Once an applicant fills out all the forms online, a message pops on the screen informing them that a "Relationship Specialist" will contact them shortly. The site also describes how they specialize in oneon-one interviews and focus on compatibility, stating that they offer a level of personal
attention and security that no other service can match. All the lofty claims the site makes insinuate that marriage is on the horizon for any Edmond single, as soon as the "Relationship Specialist" contacts the applicant. How the specialist will contact the searching single is never explained, and with home phone, cell phone and email address divulged to the site, one isn't sure whether to wait by the phone or refresh their Yahoo homepage. Over three weeks, no "Relationship Specialist" interview and no dates later applicants may feel to have been tricked. If only they could get onto the Web site and start reading about the infamous local single that will complete them! How can the Web site be a success if applicants can't search the site? A better question could be, what kind of people will have the chance to date when they get permission to enter the site? Well it probably won't be UCO students. In a recent survey, not one student had tried the Web site and only two had even heard about it. So ultimately, if you're looking for a college-aged student with similar goals and achievements as yours, this site is not for you. If you are a single student searching for love in Edmond, your best bet would be to stick to the traditional route of finding a soul-mate, meeting them in classes, organizations or at work. Hannah Jackson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
september 24-28, 2007 o 41s for these National Hazing Prevention Makeit9UN PRI Week activities', Hazin on Gretk 41 1 Tuesday. Preveictia! September 25, at 6 p.m., NUC gJilrooms BeiC, edutational session for students who are new to or interested in louring A Greek organization. Greek 101 â€” Thursday, September 27, At 6 p.m., NUC Constitution Hall, an educational session for students who have been members of Greek organizations for more than c u te semester.
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September 25, 2007
'EXTINCTION,' NOT WORTHY TO EXIST and holographic telephones. Right, that makes absolute sense. Anyway, a bunch of stuff happens. There's about two big action sequences (yeah, sorry, Alice doesn't take on an army of zombies while dual wielding kukris like the trailers imply) and then the movie ends. There's a bunch of stuff about satellites magically messing with Alice and some subplots that don't go anywhere. Also, Alice has some kind of really powerful telekinesis power, so powerful that she can use it to manipulate energy. But, she only uses it three times in the whole movie. It's a plot device, not really a power. There's some stuff about going to Alaska, because magically, there's no infection up there, but that disappears halfway through the movie. Beyond awful dialogue, boring action sequences and a sadly depressing script, this is the real problem with the movie: a bunch of stuff happens. That's the whole movie. There's no real plot. Fans of the video game
drag her out into the desert and dump her with a bunch Staff Writer of other clones of herself. At this point in my life, Clones apparently don't ever I actually enjoy reviewing decompose. Nice to know. movies that I absolutely hate, Oh yeah, and now the since I get to make fun of world's a desert and there them. Unfortunately, this will are zombies everywhere. eventually lead me to become Anyway, the audience gets a bitter, pretentious husk of a 4 some exposition about why former human being; but in the world is a desert and there the meantime, I can have fun are zombies everywhere. reviewing awful movies like Apparently, the zombie mak"Resident Evil: Extinction." ing T-virus so hates life that "Resident Evil: Extinction" it not only kills people, but is the third in the series of "so it dries up rivers and lakes, bad it's good" movies based kills all vegetation and turns on the long running video grass into sand. Everything game series. Unfortunately, went to pot after the virus "Extinction" decided to leave spread from Raccoon City out the good part that the (wait, they nuked the city in rest of the movies had. This the last movie and killed the movie follows the series' virus, right?) and infected heroine Buffy, sorry, Alice the whole planet causing as she tries to survive in a everyone to die, except for post-apocalyptic wasteland the characters in this movie. while riding a very expenOh, and there's no society sive looking motorcycle. or technology, except for the When the movie starts, we giant underground facilities get to see Alice get killed in where the evil rulers from a set taken straight from the the Umbrella Corporation first film. Oh wait, no, turns still live. They've got all out she's a clone and a bunch the comforts of modof goons from the always- ern technology, like the evil Umbrella Corporation Internet, satellite uplinks by Justin Langston
series might be happy to see a couple of cameos in the movie, including Claire Redfield (still no sign of her brother) who's leading the convoy Alice hooks up with and long time video game antagonist Albert Wesker. Fans of the games will immediately recognize Wesker when he shows up, since he's an evil blond guy who wears sunglasses inside. Anyway, the movie is dumb, and there aren't enough explosions to save it. What few explosions there are don't really work very well anyway, so had they put enough in, they'd probably be at the wrong time. The only real advantage this movie has is that the women in it are quite pretty. Seriously, that's about the only good thing I have say about it. The actresses are pretty. Who knows, that might be worth six bucks.
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'The Pillowman,' a brilliant rendition of dark proportions by Steven Reckinger Co Editor -
UCO College of Arts, Media and Design started its theatrical season off with a brooding tale of murder, child abuse and mental illness. Martin McDonagh's "The Pillowman" is a disturbing vision of one man's involuntary contribution into the perverse psyche of a tortured soul. As the audience is being subjected to this unsettling material involving terrifying childhoods, one can't help but feel intoxicated by the sheer brilliance of McDonagh's work.
The Theatre Department's production of "The Pillowman" is truly magnificent. The work itself clearly deserves the award for Best New Play when it premiered in 2003. The content is disquieting, but essential to bring a darker version of mankind into the light. Its comedic elements are necessary to avoid advocating complete misery for the audience members, carefully maintaining the play's balance. Dr. Don Bristow, theatre professor, proved once again his directorial skills are constantly sharpened. As
an entry into the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, there's no reason to doubt the potential of this particular piece. "The Pillowman" contains everything that makes going to the theater so enjoyable. The characters of the play are a fascinating bunch. The main character, Katurian (Matt Charnay) is an unfortunate man who becomes caught up in a series of child murders. What brings him into the investigation is his vivid imagination through the stories he wrote from when he was a child into his adult-
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Officer Ariel, played by Gerrin Mitchell, interrogates Katurian, played by Matt Charnay, during the UCO production of "The Pillowman."
hood. Strangely enough, the two police officers investigating the case notify Katurian about how similar his stories are to the actual murders. From there, we dive deeper into Katurian's past, digging up clues about why these killings are happening and what connection he has to them. The play consists of five scenes, with every scene leading the audience further down a path of deception and intrigue. The story is a no-holds barred account of a writer who believes the only thing keeping him from slipping deeper into insanity is the ability to communicate his problems through writing. We come to regard Katurian as a gentle, sympathetic character after coming to grips with the reality of his existence. His brother Michal (Rick Foresee), on the other hand, reminds us of what a product of a broken home is really like. His mental retardation, a result from being tortured by his parents for several years, is an element that separates his character from Katurian. It makes for some great characterization and brings more depth to the story. The two police officers, Tupolski (Leavell Johnson) and Ariel (Gerrin Mitchell), are two peas from the same pod. Both mean well and
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strive to solve the case by deep into the memories of all means, but their opposing every audience member. And viewpoints tend to send them the fact that all of it is carried off in different directions. out onstage leaves a much The outcome becomes one bigger impact than viewof the more interesting con- ing it on the silver screen. "The Pillowman" isn't flicts in the play, but towards the end, some of their char- just a play about shock value. acteristics become a little It possesses philosophical forced for dramatic purposes. meaning. The pillowman But this is a minor problem himself is a fabrication from and definitely doesn't stray Katurian's story that bears from the overall impression symbolic reference to the these two characters give off. lives of these characters. In Every thespian in the pro- scene three, while Michal and duction did an amazing job. Katurian await execution in a They each brought their own prison cell, Michal insists on style to the characters, while having his brother tell him supplying the necessary emo- the story about a man made tion behind the situations. entirely of pillows, whose Set designer Christopher job is to prevent the heartDomanski built a substantial ache of children by causing setting, accompanied with a accidents that result in their working ceiling fan that casts deaths. Although the idea a rotating shadow against the sounds cruel, the pillowman character's faces, setting the believes his job is important, bleak tone effectively. The so these children don't grow dim lighting added to the dark up and experience worse nature of the play and the circumstances as adults. It's also interesting to note costumes were simple, but practical. Overall, a job well that Katurian uses a pillow done for the production team. to smother his parents in the The fourth scene, a visual beginning, followed by his telling of one of Katurian's brother in the end of the play stories involving the cruci- when an overwhelming sense fixion of a young girl, is not of guilt and pity overcomes for the faint of heart. The him. The pillow becomes a experience of watching an symbol of escapism and the innocent girl being ridiculed, resolution with Katurian being beaten, stabbed and eventu- executed confirms the need ally nailed to a cross is some- to flee a painful existence. Although some of the thing that will embed itself police procedures seem a bit IMM IMO INNIS SS farfetched, with officers torturing suspects and how the execution is carried out, the story more than makes up for 100 any irrationality. UCO started PATIO GRILL. Buy 2 meals and lake $2 oil its season strong by making your total bill or buy 1 meal and a depressing and coml.., â€ž:: take $1 off. sial tale worth experiencing.
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September 25, 2007
UCO HOLDS PEP RALLY by Aaron Wright Managing Editor "Guess I should say, 'Go Bronchos,"' said Chris Coates at the UCO pep rally held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19. Coates is the CEO of the non-profit company that owns Bradford Village. Fresh fruit and other snacks were served as the residents sat under a blue tent, listening to the UCO ja77 trombones and rhythm section and creating breezes with UCO paper fans. "We really tried to incorporate Bradford Village into our Homecoming events for • alumni," said Juliane Morgan, assistant director of UCO Alumni Relations. Bradford Village, the official sponsor of UCO alumni Homecoming events, is home to over 30 alumni, seven former staff and professors of UCO and current donators. The pep rally also celebrated 50 years of having Bradford Village in the community. Coates said that he is working to strengthen the relationship between UCO and Bradford Village. Having previously met with Steve Kriedler, Vice President of Administration at UCO, Coates has ideas for future partnerships with the university. "After 30 minutes, it became obvious that the vision of the university was similar to the vision of Bradford Village," said Coates. He felt that by implementing programs like having student interns, allowing classes to be taught at the community center and providing transportation for. the Bradford residents to UCO events would allow the relationship to be mutually beneficial. After four members of the UCO cheerleading squad led the crowd through a few school spirit chants, Stacy McNeiland, executive director of UCO Alumni Relations, handed out gifts to residents with a special tie to the university. The women received UCO scarves and the men received a tie. All residents who attended the pep rally were given a UCO pen and keychain. McNeil and encouraged residents to have a conversation with her about what they wanted from the UCO alumni office to which one man in the audience yelled a request for tickets for games. Beverly Pierce, UCO alumna and former staff member, said she wanted to be able to take classes at the university. A graduate of the class of 1951, Pierce worked for the university the year after she graduated as a journalism professor and adviser for The Vista. "I haven't been back since the name change," she said.
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September 25, 2007
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Members of the UCO's Cheerleading squad and the Crew feed their adrenaline addictions in a giant strawberry amusment ride outside of Wantland at the Homecoming tail gate party Saturday, Sept. 22.
The Alpha Gamma Delta sorority leads Bronchos in a chant during the Cheer and Dance Competition at Hamilton Fieldhouse Friday, Jason Troutman of Fresh Sunday performs at the homecoming concert at Plunkett Park Friday,
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September 25, 2007
Bronchos better on ice; Bears stuffed by Justin Langston Staff Writer
The UCO Hockey Team opened up its second season with two amazing victories against the Missouri State Ice Bears, first routing Missouri with a brutal 5-0 victory on Friday night followed by 5-4 comeback victory on Saturday night. "Once we got on track, they couldn't stop us," head coach Craig McAlister said. The Bronchos gave the Ice Bears a brutal beating on Friday night, shutting them down 5-0. Things were quiet until around 10 minutes into the second period when UCO scored for the first time. UCO scored a couple more times on the power play. In the third period, UCO scored twice more, solidifying an already commanding lead over Missouri State. Friday night was all about UCO out skating and out playing the Ice Bears and the five points really showed that. Not to be embarrassed a second time, Missouri State came back the Arctic Edge Saturday Night looking for
revenge. The ice Bears scored within the first three minutes of the opening buzzer. They scored again before the 10minute marker. Team captain AJ Alfrey made a valiant effort to bring the score up when he scored late in the first period, but Missouri slapped the team back down with another goal 2 and a half minutes before the first period let up. Frustration was apparently building between the two teams, as a fight broke out as the teams were skating off the ice after the end of the period. Fortunately, the referees got everyone separated to the locker rooms to cool off. Things were quiet for most of the second period, but UCO's game began picking up in the second half of the period. Near the end of the period, forward Shawn Steggles scored once, bringing the score 2-3. The third period was when things got interesting. Missouri attempted to hold the lead by scoring near the 10-minute mark, but UCO wasn't about to allow a victory. Alfrey rallied the team with an impressive goal at the 8-min-
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The UCO hockey team defends as Missouri State attempts to score during a game at Arctic Edge Arena on Sept. 21. ute mark, bringing the game back within UCO's grasp. Three minutes later, UCO scored again, bringing the game to a tie. Things were intense for the next three minutes when forward Josh Isbell
slipped one past the Missouri state goalie. Isbell not only gained the winning goal, but put the Bronchos in the lead for the first time that night. "I knew after last night, Missouri couldn't get it
together and we couldn't earlier tonight," McAlister said. "But all ofa sudden a goal goes in and it feeds on itself until it becomes a feeding frenzy." Next week, the team will travel to Chicago to
take on Robert Morris University. UCO will return home on Oct. 21 to face off against Arizona State. Justin Langston can be reached at email@example.com
Volleyball team sweeps foes by Alex Gambill Sports Writer-
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Meaghan Wedberg digs the ball in the first game against Cameron University on Sept. 24 in Hamilton Field House. UCO won 3-0.
Broncho Volleyball had two conference home game sweeps last week, one State Sept. 20 against Midwestern and another Sept. 22 against Cameron University. The Bronchos played its first conference game of the season against its bitter rival Midwestern State. It was a hard fought match with the highest point spread of the game being four points. The first game was 32-30, second 30-26 and third 30-27. The Brochos held fast w _ith a lot of composure against Midwestern. "Our strategy against Midwestern was to limit our errors and capitalize off of there's," UCO head coach Jeff Boyland said. Boyland said they didn't get too upset when their
opponents made a fast kill. Boyland said the ladies played with a lot of emo, . lion and had a lot of emotion coming from their fans. "[The match against Midwestern was] a brawl," Boyland said. "They are probably one of the most athletic teams we'll see." Lady Broncho Mari Araujo had a match high of 18 kills, four more than Jessica Ransom her Midwestern competitor. She also had 17 digs and two aces. Kelsey Reynolds made 12 kills with a .294 percentage. Reynolds helped push the hard fought third game to victory with three kills, extending the Bronchos' lead to 21-19. She also went on to score the match-ending point. Courtney Whitlow made seven kills and had an impressive .467 percentage. Lacy Allen played
a sumptuous defensive game and she scored an ace in the second game. When UCO matched up against the Aggies of Cameron on homecoming night, the victory was more decisive and the UCO ladies played an immensely strong defensive game, making 20 assisted blocks and a solo block from Whitlow. "We really blocked well in these two matches." Boyland said. "It's kind of funny, we were one of the worst blocking teams in the conference and now we're leading in blocks." UCO easily won their sweep30-26,30-12, and30-20. Araujo was the score leader with 11 kills. Reynolds was close with ten kills. Wedberg played an outstanding match with 31 assists, seven kills and three block assists.
"They're not as strong as they were last year, because they lost a lot of seniors," Boyland said. "I don't think Cameron matched up pretty well with us. We played probably a B game against them," Boyland said. Boyland said they took advantage of their weaknesses by making the necessary blocks and forcing them to make errors.
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Bronchos defend their home turf; UCO wins two minutes had ticked away in the game. Carley Murray and Lacy Williams were credited with the assist. The final goal was made possible by a corner kick seven minutes into the second half. Sarah Addison gathered the ball 20 yards out and struck it into the right corner of the goal past the keeper. Against Southwestern, 13 different players attempted shots for the home team. Jenny Racicot led the team with seven and Carmen Davis attempted six. Four of Davis' strikes were on target, but none found the net. With so many shots and so few scoring, Coach Cook said the team needs to work on its consistency and push offensively to score more goals. The Bronchos will travel to Texas for their next pair of games. They will play Incarnate World on Friday before battling St. Mary's on Sunday. Neither of the opponents are ranked.
by Jeff Massie Sports Editor
After returning from Florida, with mixed results, the No. 19 women's soccer team hosted and shutout a pair of opponents, beating Midwestern State 3-0 and Southwestern Oklahoma 2-0. "We're getting good conference wins and making sure we make fewer defensive mistakes," head coach Mike Cook said. He went on to describe the wins as, the way the team needs to start conference play and the importance of winning those match-ups. In the two contests, the Bronchos outshot their opponents 52 to 7, and controlled the games from whistle to whistle. Kristen Juroch put the team ahead in the first game with a goal after 33 minutes had expired. Kasey Mahaffey and Lacy Williams assisted the goal. Juroch had two of the team's ten shots on goal. Four minutes after the initial goal, UCO added a little insurance when a ball struck by Lacy Cooley found the back of the net. Mahaffey and Juroch aided this score. Mahaffey is tied for the team lead with five assists. She also has four goals of her own and attempted one shot against Midwestern. The Bronchos scored their final goal with under 10 min-
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Jenny Racicot works to get past a SWOSU defender on Sept. 23 at Tom Thompson Field. UCO won the game 2-0.
utes left in regulation, when Ashton Morris took advantage of a deflection. Goalkeeper Carly Fischer saved all four attempted
shots the opposing team took. Rebekah Svensson replaced Fischer in the second game against Southwestern, but didn't see much action.
The Bulldogs took two shots and Svensson saved the only one that was on target. The SWOSU goalkeeper was not as fortunate as she
was kept busy defending the Bronchos' 19 shots on goal, two of which got past her. The first score came Jeff Massie can be reached at from Mahaffey after seven email@example.com
10 SPORTS Greyhounds outrun Bronchos THEvisTA
September 25, 2007
by Jeff Massie Sports Editor
There was no storm in the sky, but the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds still found a way to rain on the Broncho's Homecoming parade as UCO fell 21-7. The visiting team thundered past the Bronchos as the Greyhounds outran UCO, compiling 330 yards on the ground to UCO's" 146. Eastern New Mexico has featured a dominant running attack through its first three games, averaging an NCAA Division II best, 427.3 yards per game. Leading the way for the dogs was quarterback Michael Benton, who ran 33 times for 253 yards. Although Benton completed just one of five passes, the lone connection went for a touchdown. The 32-yard strike came with just
two seconds left in the firsthalf made his first start of the seaand put Eastern. New Mexico son against the Greyhounds, up 7-0. Benton also threw replacing quarterback Ryan an interception to go along O'Hara. It looked as though with the touchdown toss. Clancy was going to domiFour times the Bronchos nate the game on the team's had the ball within 15 yards first series. He ran the ball on of scoring in the first half, the first play of the game for but each drive was thwarted. 21 yards and then hit Ryan Gall i m ore "We've on a 13 yard g6t to punch it We 've got to pass the next into the endplay. Then zone," head punch it into the the two-back coach Chuck endzone." attack of Ben Langston said Birmingham in a statement and Maurice to UCO's -Coach Langston Little took media relaover, delivertions. "We had several ing the ball chances â€˘ to to the 1-yard take control of the football line befbre the drive ended. game in the first half and just The Bronchos next drive shot ourselves in the foot." went all the way to the Eastern The first drive ceased when New Mexico four yard line. new signal caller Colin Clancy Then on fourth down, with was stopped on fourth down one yard to go, Stu Taron was at the one-yard line. Clancy stuffed nine yards back on
what looked like a fake field goal attempt. to end the drive. The next threat ceased when Birmingham fumbled the ball on the one-yard line. About to reach paydirt, the football shot into the air, changing possession a few times before finally being wrestled ill by a Greyhound player. It was a turnover that ended another UCO drive, this time an interception by Clancy. His throw was picked off five yards short of the endzone. Good field position in the second half was responsible fbr the Broncho touchdown. After forcing a three-and-out and an 11 yard punt, the boys in blue started their drive at the Eastern New Mexico 25. Clancy completed a 16-yard toss to Marcellus Parker after five running plays had netted 8 yards. Clancy called his own number for the score, running the ball into the endzone from one yard out. h e Greyhounds would retake the lead on their next possession after quarterback Michael Benton broke a 51-yard run to take a 14-7 lead. UCO would. threaten two more times, but a failed fourth down conversion and a field goal that bounced off the left post would end both scoring drives. The game would then be put out of
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Maurice Little stands up from a play against Eastern New Mexico University during the homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 22. The Bronchos lost to the Greyhounds 721
reach after Benton scored on another long run, this one for 39 yards with just over three minutes left in the game. Lone Star Conference North Division Defensive Player of the Week Will Clewis led the team with 16 tackles, but a failure to convert opportunities could not be overcome by the defense. Clancy completed 16 of his 31 passes for 161 yards and two interceptions in his first start behind center. He also added 52 yards on the ground and scored the team's only touchdown with his feet. Ben Birmingham and Maurice Little also carried their fair share of the load. They added 95 and
38 yards, respectively. Birmingham also hauled in five catches for 68 yards. UCO's next three games will be on the road before they return to Edmond to take on Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Oct. 27. The Bronchos will play at 1-4 Texas A&MComm erce this weekend.
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Colin Clancy attempts to run past an Eastern New Mexico Greyhound during the homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 22.
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