Volume 117, Issue 7
VISTA “Our Words, Your Voice.”
Edmond Assured of Safe Drinking Water
vistanews1903 @thevista1903 @thevista1903 The Vista ucentralmedia.com Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Opinion: Impeachment Inquiry: Necessity for Democracy Jeff Elkins @JeffElkins12
Coffee Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Lab Technician Leigh Armstrong uses a Digital Titrator to measure basic titrations for metals on Sept. 26 at Coffee Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Tanner Laws/The Vista)
Maury “Kevin” Blair @mauryb007 CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Kris Neifing, Director of Water Resources for the City of Edmond, as-
sured residents Thursday that the water from Arcadia Lake is safe to drink despite a September 19 press release from the non-profit health organization Environmental Working Group
(EWG) citing a peer-reviewed study claiming chemical pollutants in U.S. drinking water could cause cancer. Continued on Pg. 6
Emergency Medical Services Authority Receives Perfect Score Sierra Carpenter @sierradian13
For just the fourth time in United States history, an impeachment inquiry has been initiated into a sitting president. The inquiry comes after President Donald Trump withheld around $400 million in military aid for Ukraine, then proceeded to urge the county’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to look into the possible unsavory business ties of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. In a summary of the call, released last week, Trump told Zelensky, “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that, so whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great.” In the transcript, Trump then proceeds to ask Zelensky to work with Rudy Guiliani, Trump’s personal attorney, as well as U.S. Attorney General William Barr on the investigation. The offense here is that Trump reached out to a foreign government to investigate a political rival. In addition to that, a whistleblower alleged that White House officials tried to keep administration officials from accessing a transcript between Trump and Zelensky by moving it to a classified system that a very limited number of administration officials have access to. This server is reserved
Emergency Medical Services Authority, EMSA, received a perfect score on its reaccreditation application to the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, putting it in the highest tier of the nation’s premier pre-hospital healthcare organizations. EMSA received this score after submitting an extensive application in the spring and had an on-site review of the facilities in Oklahoma City and Tulsa in September. “The reaccreditation being measured by an independent service such
as CAAS creates a new benchmark of quality,” said Adam Paluka, deputy chief of Public Affairs for EMSA. “[Oklahoma] residents can rest assured that they are in good hands and receiving the best possible service.”
To achieve this perfect score, EMSA was required to keep extensive written reports, incorporate school visits and move refrigerators further from ambulance doors to ensure medications stay at the right temperature.
Biggest Issue In Relationships?
Soccer Still Unbeaten
UCOSA Discusses Jonas Brothers Photo Story Hate Crimes See Pg. 6 See Pg. 9
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EMT McKay Rorabaugh loads medical supplies into an ambulance on Sept. 13 at EMSA in Oklahoma City. (Tanner Laws/The Vista)
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On the Cover: Left: Patrina Woodward poses for a photo in the MCOM building on Sept. 30. (Tanner Laws/The Vista) Left Middle: Kelsie Eason shoots a shot during UCOâ€™s soccer game against Northeastern State University on Sept. 29. (Songsong Wang/The Vista) Right Middle: Dillon Rasberry, James Limbaugh, and Alex Galaviz sit at the UCOSA meeting on Sept. 23. (Lauren Morris/The Vista) Right: Joe and Nick Jonas perform S.O.S at the BOK Center on Sept. 29. (Tanner Laws/The Vista)
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Impeachment Inquiry: Necessity for Democracy Continued from Pg. 1
for covert operations and information that is so sensitive it is given a code word. In May 2014, just after the revolution of Ukraine, Hunter Biden and Devon Archer took a seat on the board Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company that was at the core of a U.K. money laundering probe. Biden was paid up to $50,000 a month. The activities of Burisma and its owner, Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky, were investigated by Viktor Shokin, a prosecutor for the Ukrainian government. Mind you, this was from 2010-2012 before Biden took that seat. Viktor Shokin was voted out by the Ukrainian Parliament, under pressure from numerous Western nations including the U.S., on the grounds that he had ignored corruption. Then-Vice President Joe Biden went to Ukraine by his own admission, about a dozen times from 20142016, to work with the country under new pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko. Biden, in agreement with a plan created by the State Department in conjunction with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees for the Ukrainian government, contingent on reform changes, including the removal of Shokin. It was suggested there was a conflict of interest because Ukraine had a history of corruption since their removal of the USSR in 1991. The idea of someone working for a company that could be the beneficiary of his father’s political influence did not sit well with some. Joe Biden said that he followed government ethics regulations and that his son was a private citizen who
President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
made his own decisions. Trump and Guiliani claim there was wrongdoing with proof. However, three fact checks show there is no evidence of corruption by the Bidens. “The fact is that the President of the United States, in breach of his constitutional responsibilities, has asked a foreign government to help him in his political campaign at the expense of our national security, as well as undermining the integrity of our elections,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after the summary of the call was released last week. “That cannot stand. He will be held accountable. No one is above the law.” The call between Trump and Zelensky coincidentally took place on July 25, the day after former special counsel Robert Mueller testified in front of Congress about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Unlike the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian
intelligence, there is a direct connection (the president asking what he did personally) that is evidence, in theory. During this impeachment inquiry, that will be further examined and six House committees will look for more evidence. As this process progresses, Congress should keep in mind the motivation for impeachment extends far beyond simply removing a sitting president. The Founding Fathers enshrined rule of law in the Constitution, then they implemented majority rule with minority rights in the Bill of Rights. They viewed impeachment as the most effective method to resolve suspicions of wrongdoing. U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787 delegate George Mason said no one is above justice. Trump supporters who truly believe in strict interpretation of the constitution should welcome this impeachment inquiry.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to soldiers during his visit to military base outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Ukraine’s president says to media his country won’t be pressured into opening an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
This is about preventing executive unruliness and striving for transparency as idealistic as that may seem at this time. William Davie, also a delegate of the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787 viewed impeachment as “an essential scrutiny for the good behavior” of the president. “If he be not impeachable whilst in office, he will spare no efforts or means whatever to get himself re-elected,” Davie said. The inquiry process alone holds Trump accountable to a general sense of ethics expected of the president. If legislative officials can be convinced that Trump has violated this higher code, he can be impeached as it is essentially a political process with legal trappings. Impeachment and removal are a process that falls under the powers of Congress, with the House conducting the investigation part and the Senate conducting the removal trial, presenting the evidence uncovered by the House’s investigation. Several committees have subpoenaed (ordered to appear or disclose under color of legal right) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (one of 15 executive branch cabinet members) to appear before them. The subpoenas are a step further than a ‘pretty please,’ as ignoring them reveals a more deliberate obstruction and therefore doing so could result in harsher punishments. Trump has to be cognizant of the possibility that criminal prosecution awaits him and his cronies if he loses the 2020 election. Whether that is for obstruction, finance felonies, tax evasion or corrupt business overseas, he would swim across a sea of sewage to avoid that outcome.
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The University of Central Oklahoma College of Fine Arts and Design performs their version of the musical Grease inside Mitchell Hall Theatre on Sept. 28. (Jaclyn Jacobs/The Vista)
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Fall 2019 Fusion Conference - Empowering Media Connections: From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mass Communication Bob Burke Screening Room 120, the Public Relations Student Society of America will host their annual conference. Students can hear from and network with local prominent strategic communication professionals during three panels. UCO Chamber Orchestra Concert: UCO Chamber Orchestra will put on a concert at 7:30 p.m. inside the Center for Transformative Learning Radke Fine Arts Theatre. The Chamber Orchestra is comprised of the finest string musicians from UCO’s Symphony and the UCO string faculty. WVB vs Missouri Southern: Broncho women’s volleyball will take on Missouri Southern University inside Hamilton Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Media Ethics Conference: From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the annual Media Ethics Conference will take place in the Liberal Arts South Wing Lecture Hall. The theme this year is “Manipulation and Media: The Ugly Truth” which the panel will talk about mainstream media narratives that affect not only the media, but people, both individually and collectively.
Pasaporte al Mundo Latino: Reporting from the Latin World: From 121:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts South Wing Lecture Hall as a collaboration with the UCO Media Ethics Conference, Dallas Morning News journalist Obed Manuel will talk about covering immigrant communities, as well as Latino culture and issues.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 Meet the Prez!: Students can come by the Homecoming Activities Board table at the Broncho Lake ClockTower from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to play a trivia about President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar’s “favorites.” Distinguished Alumni Award Master Class with Linda Fanning, RN, MSN: From 4-5 p.m. inside the STEM Teaching and Research Center room 101, Fanning will present her talk titled “Intentional Sitting: Improving Patient Perception of Nurses Listening.”
Cheer and Dance - Night 1: The first night of performances, attendees can watch organizations perform their cheer and dance routines at 8 p.m. in Hamilton Field House. Friday, October 4, 2019 UCO Musical Theatre Shadow Day: This free all-day event, open to high school seniors and transfer students only, is an attempt to showcase the Musical Theatre program and tour the
campus. Participants must audition in a vocal and monologue tryout. Registration and a full schedule for the event can be found online.
perform their cheer and dance routines at 9:30 p.m. The final scores will be tallied and the champions will be named.
Team Appreciation!: Students can get an Eileen’s cookie and sign a poster to hype up the football team before the big game from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Broncho Lake ClockTower. Students can also make special care packages for the football team.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
WSOC vs Fort Hays State: Broncho women’s soccer will take on Fort Hays State at 7 p.m. on Tom Thompson Field here on campus. Distinguished Alumni Master Class with Tom Friedemann, Ed.D.: From 2-3 p.m. in the Education Building, room 115, Friedemann will present his talk titled “Preparing for Leadership.” Distinguished Alumni Master Class with Lance Robertson: The College of Liberal Arts is celebrating Robertson as a distinguished alumni at UCO Downtown from 6-8 p.m. He will speak on leadership, public service as well as managing organizations and partnerships. WVB vs Emporia State: Broncho women’s volleyball will take on Emporia State University inside Hamilton Fieldhouse at 6 p.m.
Cheer and Dance - Night 2: The second night of performances, attendees can watch organizations
UCO Homecoming 2019: Old, New, Bronze & Blue: Bronchos are invited to come to campus for the 2019 University of Central Oklahoma Homecoming events starting at 10 a.m. with the parade, with an alumni family tailgate happening at 10:30 in lot 47 before the football game. FB vs Fort Hays State: Broncho football will take on Fort Hays State University at 1 p.m. at Wantland Stadium on campus. WVB vs Washburn: Broncho women’s volleyball will take on Washburn University at 7 p.m. inside Hamilton Fieldhouse.
Sunday, October 6, 2019 WSOC vs Nebraska Kearney: Broncho women’s soccer will take on Nebraska Kearney University at 1 p.m. at Tom Thompson Field.
Monday, October 7, 2019 School of Music: Electric Pizza Concert Series: The UCO School of Music will put on a free concert at the Jazz Lab at 7:30. The concert will feature live electronic music with free food and open seating.
CAMPUS CHAT Haley Humphrey
October 1, 2019
Opinions From UCO Students
What is the biggest issue in relationships today?
Avril Cowo, freshman, Psychology: “Lack of communication between both partners. I think there’s a lot of expectations. [People] assume things instead of talking face-to-face with each other. Like “oh, she’s mad at me, I don’t know what I did.” You've got to just straight up ask them or try [to] communicate well to get to the bottom of whatever you’re thinking — to figure out the truth.”
Christian Colburn, freshman, Computer Science: “Commitment issues because nobody is really down to be committed nowadays, they’re all like one-night stand kind of stuff. There’s dating apps for that too, so they’re encouraging it also, so it’s even worse.”
Isaac Eades, freshman, Criminal Justice and Forensic Science: “Trust, a lot of people don’t have trust anymore because people aren’t loyal anymore. All they want to do is just hook up.”
Marti Fisher, freshman, Forensic Psychology: “I think it’s a lot of different things. I think [people] throw around the word love a lot. Everyone wants what their parents or grandparents have, but when things get too hard, they call it quits. I feel like [people] don’t put in the work to get that. If you want that person bad enough, you’ll work for it.”
Sarah Fryer, freshman, Digital Forensics and Computer Science: “The culture of no one really wanting commitment.”
Alicia Veliz, freshman, Nursing: “Communication, a part of the reason that I think communication is so difficult these days is a lot of it is social media and texting. It’s so hard to relay a message correctly and it’s so easy to miscommunicate over text. Like “Oh, you put a period at the end of that, why did you do that?” or “Why did you use that emoji?” or “Why didn’t you use an emoji?” It’s so easy to misconstrue things when you’re texting or even with Instagram captions.”
Jaida Bruce, freshman, Molecular Biology and Forensics: “Trust because people do some crappy things that breaks the trust and the trust can be broken and not be there anymore for a long time. It’s really important and if it’s not there, the relationship is going to crumble. Stay single forever.”
Angel Fields, freshman, Psychology and Forensics with a minor in Spanish: “I think a really hard thing to do when you have a relationship is [find balance]. Like “oh, I want to spend all my time with you,” but then you spend all day together and you’re tired and there’s some pettiness. I think it’s hard to balance a lot of different things and there’s always going to be those miscommunications and stuff.”
Chandler Coleman, sophomore, Business: “Trust. I think the biggest thing when [people] are separated is trusting one another not to cheat or not to talk to other people. The other thing is communication. Most of the time, especially in college, we get busy, so we’re like “I really don’t have to talk to you during the day or during the week, so the communication kind of deteriorates throughout time.”
Gary Wright, freshman, Criminal Justice: “Honesty or emotional compatibility. Stay true to yourself and you’ll have a good relationship.”
Gabriel Williams, freshman, Music Production: “Communication issues and understanding each other when you’re communicating too. Whenever you don’t relay a message correctly, it can be taken a lot of different ways. If you don’t make sure your message is relayed correctly, it will cause problems without a doubt.”
Michael Smith, sophomore, Kinesiology: “I’ve got a healthy relationship, but I say communication and trust issues. Some people have problems with trusting the other partner with being alone, and you got to have communication, you’ve got to be able to talk to each other because if you get in an argument and you’re separate from each other [it’ll cause] more problems. [Also], loyalty because some people aren’t loyal.”
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detected above health guidelines” and “11 other detected contaminants.” Neifling said he was unsure of where the EWG got their data. “EWG’s drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the EPA (July 2018 - September 2018), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal healthbased drinking water standards.” “They have no system history. They’ve not actually come out here.” Neifing said. He described the process of ensuring safe drinking water as one involving state regulators as well as “80,000-plus tests that are run each year and processed by accredited laboratories.” “That’s what our state regulators are for… to be the check and balance so that we ensure that we are sending out safe water. “It’s absolutely imperative
From the left, Utility Program Coordinator Jennifer Boaz, and Operations Superintendent Earl Hall overlook the Coffee Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on Sept. 26. (Tanner Laws/The Vista)
for us to send out the safest, best quality drinking water that we can.” The EWG website indicated distinguishes between health guidelines and legal limits of contaminants in drinking water. For instance, in 2015, the level of bromoform, which the website links with cancer, averaged 5.40 ppb, exceeding the health guideline but not the legal limit. In response, Lab/Quality Assurance Manager Robert Whitney explained
that the city uses Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) set by the EPA to determine drinking water quality. “There’s a difference between health guidelines and maximum contaminant level,” said Whitney. “We’re required to meet or stay below [it]. That is considered good drinking water quality. Health guidelines is just, more or less, a recommendation.” Whitney said if the maximum contaminant level was exceeded, they “ei-
ther correct it immediately or shut that water source down” Concerning the contaminants being present in parts per billion, Neifing indicated that one drop of this water in an olympic size swimming pool would mean drinking the whole pool to have something harmful. Both Neifing and Whitney said they were confident in Edmond’s drinking water supply, and that they drink it themselves.
UCOSA in Support of LGBTQ+ Students Lauren Morris @TheVista1903 ONLINE EDITOR
On Sept. 23, the University of Central Oklahoma Student Association unanimously passed four bills at their fourth meeting of the semester. CR19-103 was created by senators Alayna Johnson and Katelyn Sargeant in regards to the meeting on Sept. 9, where a student had concerns about homophobic and transphobic comments on campus. It was to be a statement about UCOSA’s stance on hate speech in general and how they would “not tolerate [it] on campus.” “We want to do this statement as a resolution to show the campus…they have our support and we are here to represent them, as well as every other student,” Sargeant said. It also gave UCOSA senators the opportunity the voluntarily go through SAFE Zone training. “It would be great to make it required, however, we cannot,” Sargeant said. “People have the decision to act on their own free will. We think it shows even more understanding if people are willing to do it of their own free will, not just because they are required to do it.”
Senator Alayna Johnson explains CF19-103 while Secretary Dillon Rasbery, left, and Congress Chair James Limbaugh, right, watch. (Lauren Morris/The Vista)
CFR19-102, created by senators Marcus Ting and Deveron Shannon, gives $5,000 to the Student Nurse Association and $1,950 to the American Institute of Graphic Arts. The Student Nurse Association requested $5,000 for the flu shots
they will provide in the upcoming semester; $1,000 will go toward the vaccines and the rest is to cover the cost of insurance for international students, who do not get covered for flu shots. The American Institute of Graphic Arts requested $1,950 for
their annual budget. CR19-101 was authored by senators Kamron Speed and Megan Watkins to promote the Healthy Campus Initiative before they go to higher administration at the university. The bill stated that UCOSA would take further role in promoting and empowering students to live a healthy lifestyle. Speed said the hope was that UCOSA senators would encourage the student body to eat the healthier options provided by the campus. “We can’t tell people what to eat,” Speed said. “What we can do is encourage it more on campus.” CB19-102 was created by senators Speed, Shannon and Alex Galaviz. They rewrote the section of the bylaws that stated the sergeant-atarms would establish quorum, and changed it to the secretary who would establish it. A quorum is when enough senators are in attendance to start the meeting and pass bills, and since UCOSA is now going by roll call for attendance, the authors of the bill felt it made more sense to put that the secretary was in charge of establishing quorum in the bylaws. UCOSA meets at 4 p.m. every Monday in the Nigh University Center’s Will Rogers Room 421.
Cheer and Dance
October 8, 2019
Homecoming Cheer & Dance
Top: Leaders of Tomorrow perform during the 2019 Cheer and Dance competition on Oct. 4 inside of the Hamilton Field House. (Megan Thele/The VIsta) Middle Left: Members of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority are dancing during the 2019 Cheer and Dance competition on Oct. 4 inside of the Hamilton Field House. (Megan Thele/The Vista) Middle Right: Parker Lenon, Homecoming Activities Board executive director, presents a check for $18,866.59 to their 2019 philanthropy, Palomar. The check was presented during the 2019 Cheer and Dance competition on Oct. 4 inside of the Hamilton Field House. (Megan Thele/The Vista)
Bottom Left: Members of the Alpha XI Delta perform during the 2019 Cheer and Dance competition on Oct. 4 inside of the Hamilton Field House. (Megan Thele/The Vista)
Bottom Right: Members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity perform during the 2019 Cheer and Dance competition on Oct. 4 inside of the Hamilton Field House. (Megan Thele/The Vista)
October 1, 2019
Jonas Brothers Bring Happiness to Tulsa
Top Left: From the right, Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas perform at the BOK Center in Tulsa on Sept. 29. (Tanner Laws/The Vista)
Bottom Left: Joe Jonas sings on stage at the BOK Center in Tulsa on Sept. 29. (Tanner Laws/The Vista)
Top Right: Nick Jonas plays the guitar on stage at the BOK Center in Tulsa on Sept. 29. (Tanner Laws/The Vista)
Bottom Right: From the left, Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Joe Jonas enter the stage during their Happiness Begins Tour at the BOK Center in Tulsa on Sept. 29. (Tanner Laws/The Vista)
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WEEKLY HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Travel plans could be interrupted by the re-emergence of a workplace problem that was never quite fully resolved. Deal with it at once, and then take off on that well-deserved trip. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Aspects favor cultural activities for sensuous Bovines. Attend a concert or an art show. Better yet, create something yourself (a poem, perhaps?), and dedicate it to someone special. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Respect any doubts you might now be feeling about a new situation. They could be reflecting your inner awareness that some essential information might be missing. Check it out. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) It’s important to start the new month with as clean a slate as possible. Either complete all those unfinished tasks or pass them on to others who would be more than happy to take them on. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time to cut down on expenses and tame that urge to splurge. Applying some financial discipline now could help the Big Cat ride out a possible monetary crunch later on. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Money matters are dominant this week. Recheck your accounts and make sure they’re upto-date. Also, pay more attention to personal issues before they become major problems. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might be tempted to employ the same tactics as your adversary, but that could
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backfire. Better to use the same balanced approach that has worked for you before and could again. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A changing workplace environment could stir up confusion as well as apprehension. Best to ignore the rumors and get the facts. You could find that the changes bring positive elements. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Communication is easier this week with people ready and eager to hear what you have to say. Also, check for possible technical problems before you start your new project. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Aspects favor change for the usually traditional Goat. Opening your mind to possibilities you had ignored could lead you to make decisions you once considered improbable. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Making personal as well as professional adjustments to changing conditions might be easier with more information explaining the “hows” and “whys” of the situations in question. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) With a growing tide of positive reactions to buoy your confidence, this could be the right time to put the finishing touches to your new project and get it well and truly launched. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for setting an example of quiet, calm reasoning in the midst of chaotic conditions. (c) 2019 King Features Synd., Inc.
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October 1, 2019
Bronchos fall to No. 7 Northwest Missouri
UCO football head coach Nick Bobeck walks the sidelines of a 2019 football game. Northwest Missouri Bearcats beat UCO 59-10 in Maryville Missouri in a MIAA conference matchup. (Provided/Chris Brannick)
James D. Jackson @JamesDJackson15 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Coming off a 63-0 shutout win over Lincoln University, the Bronchos were not able to keep the momentum going in their battle with undefeated No. 7 Northwest Missouri State University in a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association matchup. In their matchup last season against the Bearcats, the Bronchos would rally late to win 31-21 to end a sixgame losing streak against Northwest Missouri that dated back to 1984. “This will be a big game for us and it'll be tough but that's every week in the MIAA,” said head coach Nick Bobeck before Saturday’s game. “You really have to play your best football every week in this league and this week is no exception. We're going to have to work as hard as we can for all four quarters.” UCO’s last two trips to Maryville, Missouri were decided by one touchdown, 10-17 in 2017 and 16-23 in 2015, both losses for UCO. However, on Saturday the Bronchos would fall 59-10 in a game that went into a weather delay for 3 hours and 17 minutes because of lightning. This delay was longer than the actual game that was 2 hours and 25 minutes. “We got punched in the mouth from the get-go and couldn't respond
and we need to correct that,” Bobeck said. “This was a weird game and the delay didn't help anything, but we didn’t play that well. We need to correct that and move on to the next one.” UCO struggled just minutes into the game, the Bearcats scored on a 99-yard kickoff return by Imoni Donadelle, forced a three-and-out and then scored on a 48-yard touchdown pass by Braden Wright to Justin Rankin. All of the scores came on one play for the Bearcats. On their next possession, UCO forced a drive but the Bearcats would convert on a 45-yard field goal by Parker Sampson. Amonte Phillips started one of the two Bronchos scoring drives with a 50-yard catch on a third down, passed by Keats Calhoon. UCO would then score on a six-yard touchdown pass from Calhoon to Dustin Basks. However, this would be UCO’s only touchdown of the day. The Bronchos only other score would come from a 39-yard field goal from Alex Quevedo in the third quarter. It was a complete shift after scoring nine touchdowns in their matchup against Lincoln University. Northwest Missouri entered Saturday’s matchup averaging 49.7 points per game, which is second in the MIAA and two spots ahead of UCO, who came in averaging 42 points. NWMSU scored 59 points, with 52
coming in the first half. UCO scored well below their average as they were only able to score 10 points Saturday night. As a team, the Bronchos finished with 111 rushing yards on 38 carries and 260 yards passing on 17 of 41 with zero turnovers. Wide receiver Basks and running back T.J. Roberts led the Bronchos on offense. Basks recorded eight passes for 136 yards and one touchdown, and Roberts had 45 yards rushing on 10 carries. Quarterback Will Collins, who sat out with concussion-like symptoms against Lincoln, made an appearance Saturday. Collins recorded 57 yards
passing on four of nine attempts with zero interceptions. The game was featured as the NCAA Showcase Game of the Week and was showcased on its social media channels, such as Facebook Live and Twitter. The Bronchos drop to an overall and conference 2-2 record on the season. Last season the Bronchos started 2-2 as well and ended the season 8-4 and won a bowl game. UCO will try to bounce back Saturday at home in their Homecoming game at 1 p.m. as they will try to avenge a 2018 15-0 loss to Fort Hays State University.
Imoni Donadelle, middle right, carries the ball during the football game between Northwest Missouri State University and University of Central Oklahoma on Sept. 28. (Provided/Todd Weddle)
October 1, 2019
Soccer Stays Unbeaten to Start MIAA Play Derek Parker @DParkOK SPORTS EDITOR
The No. 14-ranked University of Central Oklahoma soccer team remained unbeaten last week, defeating Rogers State University 4-1 on Friday and Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rival Northeastern State University 3-1 on Sunday. The Bronchos are now 6-0-2. Senior Asha Haile and junior Kelsie Eason finished with two goals each on Friday, combining for all of UCO’s goals in their 4-1 win over Rogers State. “We had a solid game tonight,” said Bronchos head soccer coach Mike Cook. “We played really well in a few different areas. We’re continuing to grow and that was good to see. And I’m proud of Kelsie and Asha for the way they played tonight. They deserve a lot of credit.” Eason was ready out the gate for the Bronchos, scoring two goals in the first six minutes of the game. Her first came in the second minute, and her next in the sixth to give UCO an early lead. Haile would score both of her goals in a three-minute span around the 58th minute, her first assisted by Haley Post and the other by Eason. RSU’s lone goal came in the 73rd minute, when Hannah Mushisky slipped it by Broncho goalkeeper Kaitlyn Asher. Central outshot Rogers State 15-2. The Bronchos outshot NSU 22-10 on Sunday, with both teams finish-
University of Central Oklahoma soccer player Madison Motil controls the ball during the game on Sept. 29 against Northeastern State University at Tom Thompson Field. (Songsong Wang/The Vista)
ing with six on goal. Eason finished with a team-high eight shots, as well as one of UCO’s three goals. Kelsey Gordon finished with one goal on her only attempt, and Haile finished with four shots and the Bronchos’ last goal of the game. “We played well again today and it was really good to get conference play started with a win,” Cook said following Sunday’s win. “We played well on defense and had a lot of chances to score. Overall, it was a good game.” In the 21st minute of the game,
Gordon scored the Bronchos’ first goal of the game, assisted by Eason. Just a few minutes later in the 24th, Eason got one of her own, giving the Bronchos a 2-0 lead early. The Riverhawks attempted to cut into the UCO lead in the 51st minute with a goal from Paulina Chaves, but the Central defense held the rest of the game. UCO’s Haile capped off Central’s sixth win with a goal in the 70th minute, assisted by Post. Eason and Gordon both now have a team-high nine goals on the season. UCO’s 3-1 win over Northeastern marked the start of MIAA conference play, as University of Central Missouri, Newman University, Empo-
ria State University and Missouri Southern State University also started out with MIAA wins. Last season, Central finished atop the MIAA conference at 10-1, with Central Missouri close behind at 8-2-1. This week the Bronchos end their five-game home stand with MIAA matches against Fort Hays State University on Friday and University of Nebraska-Kearney on Sunday, before traveling to Missouri Southern for their first road matchup since Sept. 20. No. 7-ranked Central Missouri is the only team in the MIAA ranked higher than the UCO. The matchup with the Mules is on Oct. 13.
UCO WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. NORTHEASTERN Kelsie Eason, Midfielder: Led all players with 8 shots hit and 1 goal.
Kelsey Gordon, Defender: Gordon had the first goal of the day from the assist by Kelsie Eason.
Asha Haile, Forward: Hit 4 shots and added 1 goal.
Kaitlyn Asher, Goalkeeper: Had 5 saves and only allowed 1 goal.
UCO outshot Northeastern St. 22-10 with 13 of those coming in the first half. UCO remains unbeaten at 6-0-2. UCO soccer player Haley Post prepares to strike the ball during the game on Sept. 29 against NSU at Tom Thompson Field. (Songsong Wang/The Vista)
October 1, 2019
UCO Women’s Golf Hosting UCO Classic
Derek Parker @DParkOK SPORTS EDITOR
The University of Central Oklahoma women’s golf team will be hosting their own tournament this week at the Golf Club of Edmond. The Bronchos have invited 17 teams to participate in the two-day event that will start on Sept. 30. The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, University of Arkansas-Monticello, Arkansas Tech University, Cameron University, University of Central Missouri, Fort Hays State University, Harding University, Lincoln University, Newman University, Northwestern State University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Christian University, Redlands Community College, Southern Arkansas University, Southern Nazarene University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Tarleton State University will all be participating with Central Oklahoma in the 36-hole tournament. Last season, Central finished fifth overall in the UCO Classic, with now-sophomore Faith Stewart leading the way for the Bronchos with a score of 146, good for third overall at last year’s tournament and what would be one of her best tournaments
on the year. This year, the UCO Classic will be the Bronchos’ third tournament so far, as they’ve already played in both the Tarleton State Invitational and the UNK Invitational. The Bronchos placed eighth in the Tarleton State Invitational, with a big performance from freshman Susana Oliveras, who shot a 142 throughout to finish fourth individually off six birdies in the final round of play. UCO shot a 597 in total, with Dallas Baptist University taking first in the 13-team
tournament. Central Missouri finished as the winner in Nebraska, with University of Sioux Falls and Rogers State University closely following in second and third, respectively. UCO improved in their second tournament, placing fourth in the 12team tournament behind improved performance from Madison O’Dell and another solid outing from Oliveras. O’Dell shot a 69, three under par, on the final day to finish fifth in the overall standings. “We left a lot of shots out there to-
Sydney Roberts swings a golf club during the 2019 season. (Provided/Chris Brannick)
day, but overall it was a pretty good tournament for us,” said head coach Michael Bond following his team’s fourth place finish. “Madison [O’Dell] played great and Susana [Oliveras] was solid once again.” Emma Shelley, Sydney Roberts, O’Dell, Stewart and Oliveras will round out UCO’s starting five, with Kinsley Hall and Arin Zachary participating as individuals for the Bronchos. Through two tournaments, Oliveras has lead the Bronchos with a 72.0 stroke average, with O’Dell just behind with 73.8. Roberts has a stroke average of 77.3, Shelley at 78.3 and Stewart at 88.5 heading into the UCO Classic. The Bronchos have only two tournaments left on their fall schedule, playing in the UCM Midwest Classic on Oct. 8 and 9, and the Arkansas Tech Classic on Oct. 21 and 22 to end their fall slate. They’re currently scheduled to play in five spring tournaments, not including postseason play. Last year, the Bronchos finished third in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championships before a sixth place finish in the NCAA Division II Central Regional ended their season. Players will begin the UCO Classic Sept. 30 at 8:30 a.m.
Volleyball Splits in Conference Matches James D. Jackson @JamesDJackson15 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
The University of Central Oklahoma volleyball team split their MIAA matches on Friday and Saturday, beating Fort Hays State and losing to Nebraska Kearney, the defending MIAA champions. In UCO’s first match against Fort Hays State University on Friday night, Lauren Jenkins and Amanda Desch both recorded 15 kills in the 3-1 victory. “That was a big win for us,” said head coach Edgar Miraku after Friday’s win.
“It's tough to win on the road in this league and I'm happy with the way we came together tonight. We pulled out a tough one in the third set and then really took charge in the fourth.” The Bronchos fell behind on the first set, opening 2-0. Malia Kaaiohelo would then serve a pair of service aces to take a 4-2 lead, but the Tigers would rally for a 17-14 lead. UCO would then record nine unanswered points to move to a 23-17 lead. Jenkins would score the final two kills of the set. The teams split the first two sets, which both came as 25-20 scores. UCO, however, would then sweep the rest of the match 25-19 and 25-11 as
The UCO volleyball team prepare to break huddle. (Provided/Chris Brannick)
the Bronchos never trailed in the third set. The set was closed by a Desch kill, an Ericka Scholl ace serve and three Tiger errors. The fourth set the Bronchos went on a 17-2 run after the match was tied at four. In the run, freshman Regan Inglis had three kills and a block, and Bella Burns recorded two ace serves. Lone senior Dominique Lipari recorded a season-best 35 digs in Friday’s match, just one off her career high. Inglis finished with nine kills and two miscues on 19 attacks, along with three blocks. In Saturday’s match against the defending MIAA champions Nebraska Kearney, Lipari recorded 16 digs, giving her 2,000 for her career. She became just the third player in school history to achieve that milestone. The other two were Lacie Allen (2,765) and Tate Hardaker (2,192). However, with this the Bronchos were not able to overcome their road game against the No. 3 ranked University of Nebraska-Kearney, as they fell in straight sets. “Kearney has a great team and they were just too much for us today,” Miraku said. “We didn't help ourselves with all our mistakes, but hopefully
we can learn from this.” UCO committed more errors, 21, than kills, 20, on 116 attacks against the Lopers. It was a season-low minus .009 hitting percentage for the Bronchos. After earning a 2-0 lead in the opening set, the Bronchos committed five errors leading to a 7-1 UNK run. UCO was able to pull back 13-12 after Kaelin Robinson recorded one of her three kills. However, the Lopers would pull away with five unanswered points. In the second set the Bronchos committed nine attack errors, giving UNK a 10-1 lead. UNK would win the set 25-10. The final set was tied at three after a Desch kill, but the Lopers scored the next three points en route to a 25-11 set win. Desch led the Bronchos in kills again with eight, followed by Courtney Lane who had seven. The loss dropped UCO to 10-4 on the season and 2-2 in the MIAA. They will open a three-match MIAA homestand at Hamilton Field House on Tuesday, starting with a match against Missouri Southern University at 7 p.m.
October 1, 2019
UCO Looking For Consistency After suffering a 59-10 loss to the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats, it’s clear the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos football team isn’t close to their goal yet this season. For the 2-2 Bronchos, consistency will be key. In their Week 3 game against Lincoln University, the Bronchos put up historic numbers both offensively and defensively. In a 63-0 win, they outgained the Tigers 469 to 198 yards. The UCO quarterback duo of Keats Calhoun and Chandler Garrett combined for five touchdowns, and yards
were spread far and wide between several running backs and receivers. They didn’t allow a point, forcing eight punts and holding the Tiger to 4 of 17 on third downs. On Saturday the Bronchos looked like a completely different team, scoring just 10 points in a 59-10 blowout to No. 7 Northwest Missouri. The Bronchos finished with 371 yards to the Bearcats 568, a complete reversal of the game before. NWMSU outscored UCO 52-7in the first half alone, before outscoring the Bronchos just 7-3 in the second
half. Northwest Missouri will undoubtedly be one of the toughest opponents the Bronchos all season, but a blowout loss is far from where the Bronchos want to be. The old phrase “consistency is key” comes to mind when thinking of a Bronchos squad that has had irregularity on both offense and defense in points of the season. In the first game, for example, the Bronchos were down 34-7 at halftime to a solid Pittsburg State University team, before a 21-point fourth quarter rally from UCO led them to lose
A football displayed at Wantland Stadium, UCO’s home field, on Sept. 30. After posting a 63-0 win over Lincoln University, the UCO football team is coming off a 59-10 loss against Northwest Missouri State University. (Tanner Laws/The Vista)
by just two points to a last second field goal. The talent was obviously there, just not throughout the entirety of the game. In the second game against the University Nebraska-Kearney, UCO put together their most complete win of the season, bouncing back and responding when called upon to put together a balanced team win over the Lopers. As stated before, the Bronchos will more than likely not see an opponent the caliber of Northwest Missouri, so consistent play should come much easier for them from here on out. This week, Central will take on 2-2 Fort Hays State University, who were preseason No. 1 in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Coaches Poll. In the following weeks, UCO will take on 4-0 University of Central Missouri and 2-2 Missouri Western State University, the two teams that handed Fort Hays its losses. During this three-game stretch, the Bronchos will need to prove they can put together strong, consistent offensive and defensive performances to come away with wins in all three. UCO has had bright spots in both rushing and passing attacks offensively, and the ability to limit teams at times with their defense. If they can fire on all cylinders and put together a perfect balance of all their strength, they should come away with wins, starting with Fort Hays.
UCO FOOTBALL STAT LINES
QUARTERBACKS: K. Calhoon, 13-31 pass attempts for 203 yards and one touchdown. He was sacked four times. He has 12 rush attempts for 51 yards. W. Collins, 4-9 pass attempts for 57 yards. He was sacked three times. He had six rush attempts for a total of 27 yards. C. Garrett, one pass attempt. He had six rush attempts, totaled at eight yards.
RUNNING BACKS: T.J. Roberts had 10 rushing attempts for a total of 49 yards, an average of 4.5 a carry. His longest run went 17 yards. S. Daniels had three rushing attempts for a total of 18 yards, for an average of six yards. His longest run went seven yards. He also recorded one catch for 10 yards. T. Griffin had one attempt for negative two yards. He also recorded one catch for seven yards.
RECEIVERS: D. Basks recorded eight receptions for a total of 136 yards and one touchdown. His longest catch was 40 yards. A. Phillips recorded two catches for a total of 50 yards. His longest was 45 yards. D. Richards recorded two catches for a total of 26 yards. His longest catch wit 13 yards. M. Hall recorded two catches for a total of 25 yards. His longest catch was 15 yards. J. Moore had one catch for six yards.
DEFENSIVELY: J. Hunt recorded eight tackles. J. Harris recorded six tackles. K. Underwood and D. Shaw both recorded four tackles. B. Burns, D. Buchheit, K. Murray and M. Rios all recorded three tackles. O. Harris, D. Brown, M. Hughes, J. Hill, D. Hall and S. Krager all recorded two tackles. D. Winston, D. Baughman, I. Feaster, A. Quevedo, C. Maloy, T. Craig, J. Tedesco, V. Appleman and J. Roque all recorded one tackle.
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