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New mock trial group to put knowledge to practice Approved: Learning law
procedures and analyzing cases Lisa Dees Staff Writer
All cadets will help with the opening of the event, Vannoord said. For most of the vigil, however, cadets can volunteer and student organizations can sign up to read. “It will be a great ceremony,” he said. “I hope to see a lot of people [come] and show their support.” VA Services Counselor Rick Greig said the Remembrance Day National Roll Call will be in the UC Information Desk Lobby from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Veterans Day. Student Life, Student Involvement, Community Relations, Student Support Center and others are helping
The Student Government Association Wednesday, Oct. 26, approved an organization that competes using the knowledge of legal practices and procedures. Sophomore Tyler Corder, president and founder of the Mock Trial League, said the lawyer-like group would learn law procedures and analyze real cases, such as the drunken driving case they are currently examining. The organization passed easily in SGA, he said. However, he began the process of starting the student group Sept. 20. “I had my requirements done that day,” Corder said. “I had national deadlines to meet, but it just took the [Center for Student Involvement] forever.” He said he was not able to meet the registration fee deadline, which was Oct. 17. According to the American Mock Trial Association’s website, schools that do not pay on time are placed on a waiting list for assignment to regional tournaments by space-available basis. Corder said students do not have to pursue a law career to join the organization. It is open to anyone who may have an interest in law, he said. It is time ASU had a Mock Trial organization, he said. It is a first step for students to practice what they learned in a classroom. “This will broaden academic horizons,” Corder said. “It is the first academic competing team, which puts ASU on the map for collegiate competition. It’s something ASU needed.” Corder said he did not enter college thinking he would begin this organization. “Most people complain about what the university doesn’t offer, so instead of complaining, I took action,” he said.
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ROTC cadets practice for the flag ceremony that will take place before the Veterans Vigil on Nov. 9.
Photo by Mark McDaniel
ASU joins the call to honor fallen soldiers Veterans Day: Parade, vigil, national roll call
Lisa Dees & Kassie Mikeska Staff Writers To remember the lives lost in war, ROTC and Veterans Affairs, along with others, are hosting and participating in several events near Veterans Day, Nov. 11, on campus and in the community. Senior Cadet Jonathan Vannoord said a group from ROTC will march in the Veterans Day Parade downtown Nov. 5. On Nov. 9, ROTC and Arnold Air Society, with the help from the West Texas Collection and Friends of the
Library, will host the Veterans Vigil, Vannoord said. A World War II veteran will speak, every 15 minutes organizations will read a short excerpt or a poem until midnight, and cadets will guard the site, similar to guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Veterans Vigil, an ASU tradition, will take place from 5 p.m. to midnight at the Memorial Oak Grove at the northeast corner of the Administration Building, he said. Vannoord said the vigil will focus on 30 ASU alumni who died in World War II. ROTC will also display a wreath for an alumnus and victim from the Sept. 11 attacks, he said.
Flood pushes Texan residents to Concho Relocated: About 60 students pack up after sprinkler discharges
Lisa Dees Staff Writer When a fire sprinkler head activated, residents from Texan Hall’s B300 wing packed up all of their belongings and moved to Concho Hall Sunday night to avoid the flood. About 60 students relocated to Concho Hall between 10:30 p.m. and 4 a.m., after the sprinkler discharged halfway down the hall in the B300s, Residential Programs Director Connie Frazier said. Frazier said Residential Programs does not know why the
sprinkler activated and the cause is under investigation. Disaster Recovery Co. arrived Monday morning to remove the rest of the water and to make preliminary assessments. Frazier said she expects to have a better estimate of the damages near the end of the week. She said the sprinkler released so much water that it went through the floors and damaged some walls. The water did not damage most students’ belongings, Frazier said. However, whatever students left on the floor got wet. After a quick walk-through, much of the flooring, carpet, walls
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Photo by Mark McDaniel
Sophomore Desirae Delatorre poses with a styrofoam skull at the Día de los Muertos celebration, which was sponsored by AMAS and the Spanish Club. The holiday is typically celebrated in Mexico, where family and friends gather to pray for and remember loved ones who have died.
Admiration and Creation highlights student artwork
Friday, November 4, 2011
‘Deeper Tour’ heads to Angelo Rams for Christ:
Heller, Brouwer comes to Johnson Street Church Mark McDaniel Photographer
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UCPC gave students the chance to show off their creativity with the Admiration and Creation display Monday in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center.
Get involved on campus! Here’s what’s going on this week.
Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 will march in San Angelo’s Veteran’s Day Parade, along with active duty units from Goodfellow AFB and Junior ROTC from both high schools. The parade begins at 11 a.m., downtown.
Nov. 8 and 10
El Cafecito will be from 9 a.m. to noon while supplies last in the University Center in front of Room 114.
Opera Musical Theatre Workshop Recital will be in the Eldon Black Recital Hall, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Music and drama students will perform selections from Broadway hit musicals, such as ‘A Chorus Line,’ ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun.’ Admission is free and open to the public. Jazz Ensemble Concert will take place in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
A student recital will take place in the Eldon Black Recital Hall from 4 - 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Air Force ROTC will conduct a traditional flag retreat in honor of Veteran’s Day, at 5 p.m. Surviving family members of fallen WWII veterans who attended Angelo State University will be present. This event will start at the flag pole near the Administration Bldg. Veteran’s Vigil will be hosted by the Arnold Air Society in honor of those 29 WWII veterans, at Memorial Oak Grove, starting at 6 p.m. There will be a short reading every 15 minutes to highlight the lives of each veteran.
In conjunction with Rams for Christ, the Johnson St. Church of Christ will be holding a concert featuring popular Christian artists JJ Heller and Matt Brouwer on Saturday Nov. 19. The concert will kick off at 7 p.m. in the Johnson St. Church of Christ auditorium. Johnson St. Church of Christ volunteer Len Boling said tickets will be available on campus at the Christian Campus Center and in the Art and Music department on the other end of campus. “Student Tickets are $8 and Adults are $10,” Boling said. “Everything at the door will be $12.” Rams for Christ director Doug Johnson said the event is being planned and run by student and church volunteers. “Students will be helping usher, advertise for the concert and sell tickets,” Johnson said. Boling said the help of the volunteers will be essential. “Our friends at ASU and Johnson Street Church have really jumped in and been a big part of preparing for the concert,”
Boling said. Boling said the organizations are expecting a good turnout at the concert. “We are hoping for around 750 people, and the auditorium will hold about 1,000 people,” Boling said. “So we would really like to have a full house.” JJ Heller’s music is tailored to relate to what people deal with in life, Boling said. “The lyrics of her music really speak to the struggles and challenges that kids face today,” Boling said. “They have a lot of good things to say through their music.” Boling said they were fortunate to have the pair stop in San Angelo on their Deeper Tour. “When you try to book these artists who are touring nationally, you have to catch them between Dallas and El Paso,” Boling said. Heller and Brouwer have seen tremendous success in the Christian music scene, Johnson said. Heller is the artist behind several successful singles like “What Love Really Means” and “Your Hands.” Both have been in the top 10 charts for contemporary Christian music. Brouwer’s single “Sometimes” spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Christian Songs Chart, and he was the 2010 winner of the Canadian JUNO Award for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of
Sudden move meets mixed reactions Continued from Page 1 and furniture looked okay, Frazier said. Residential Programs will complete a thorough walk-through after the rooms have dried out. Students reacted to the unexpected setback with positive attitudes and humor, she said. Resident Assistants came from around campus and helped students move. “I can’t say enough about how great the students were,” she said. “It was a giant pain because they had to move everything, but I think they realized it wasn’t something
planned. It just happened.” Junior Joshua Logsdon said moving at 1:30 a.m. was frustrating because he had an early class the next morning. “Some students had bad attitudes, but for the most part they handled it well,” he said. “Some misunderstood things and blamed the RAs.” One RA from Texan Hall said she is glad the incident is over because she had to deal with some bad attitudes, even though the flood did not affect her hall. “Transferring students from
Texan to Concho was extremely stressful not only because of the late hours, but also a lot of the bad attitudes we had to deal with,” Sophomore Johnna Schwartz said. “However, moving so late in the night actually turned out to be fun for [the] staff [because] we were all so tired that everything seemed funny.” Schwartz said RAs from other residence halls, as well as students who were unaffected, helped out a great deal. Frazier said she is grateful the event was not any worse.
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with the event, he said. According to the Remembrance Roll Call website, this Remembrance Day will mark the 10th year of post-9/11 combat. ASU will be one of the 175 campuses nationwide, as of Nov. 1, that are participating in the roll call. According to Eastern Kentucky University Veteran Affairs’ website and Greig, faculty, staff, and students will read the 6,305 U.S. names from the casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in 15 minute intervals. At 1 p.m. all at the event will observe a moment of silence, Greig said. At 4 p.m., ROTC will perform a flag-folding ceremony and present it to Student Body President Hector Romo. “[The event] will honor the folks who passed away in Afghanistan and Iraq,” he said. “We all enjoy freedom, so we do this particular event to remember veterans from Sept. 11. It’s important to recognize the sacrifice of others.”
Students can come and listen to pay their respects, Greig said. They can also meditate on what it means to go to war and what sacrifice entails. If people don’t remember veterans, it becomes too easy to forget their sacrifice, Greig said. Remembering is significant and it needs to happen often. Vannoord said it is important to honor veterans because students need to understand that some people will step up for their country and others will support the military. “We need to pay respects to the men and women who’ve laid down their lives for the freedom of this country,” he said. Vannoord said cadets learn from past veterans to understand what they have done for future generations. It is humbling and cadets do what they can to honor veterans because they matter, he said. Freshman Duncan Knox agrees that veterans play an important role in the U.S. “Without veterans, we could not enjoy our daily lives and freedoms that we
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storm spotting Skywarn: Certified spotters
can report to weather service Kassie Mikeska Staff Writer The Geologic Exhibition Organization Saturday hosted their first Skywarn training session for Earth Science Week. According to the Skywarn training website, “the effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans” and skywarn certified spotters help warn communities of severe weather. Martin Diaz, physics major, led the training session. The event was a 2-hour long training for a certification in storm spotting, storm safety, and storm reporting to the national weather service, Diaz said. “The certification usually lasts for about a year, and of course from that time on they are free to report to the weather service when there is bad weather [or] severe weather,” Diaz said. “Also, we are trying to make it where the GEO will actually send some spotters out there when bad weather does come to San Angelo and surrounding areas,” Diaz said. Six ASU students participated in the Skywarn training, including GEO,
GEO president Rebecca Loos said. “I really enjoyed the training session,” Loos said. “Not only did the participants learn about how to read the predictions for severe weather, but we learned about how to read the clouds and sky.” This was the first time the group organized Earth Science Week, Loos said. He said they hope to continue to hold Skywarn training sessions for additional times. “It is my hope that we can have our own official Skywarn group at the university and be that much more involved with the community,” Loos said. The students who participated in the training are now certified to be active storm spotters in the local area and can help the community by reporting oncoming severe storms. “I do intend to use my training as a spotter and hopefully get the chance to relay on-ground data back to the National Weather Service,” Loos said. The training consisted of a presentation including some training video and practicing looking at radar images and trying to see whether it was severe weather, bad weather and what would be the appropriate action, Diaz said.
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Corders said about 26 students have shown interest in the Mock Trial League. Ten are members because they paid dues, he said. Junior Laura Perez said she wants to gain experience in forming an argument and working with a group. “I’m in Mock Trial to see how a court room functions and to learn legal jargon,” she said. “I really enjoy doing this. It’s kind of like a challenging game, and it will look good on my resume for law school.” In the spring, the group will pick
eight students to go to regional competition in either Dallas or Houston, Corder said. Students will compete against schools such as Baylor and Southern Methodist University. The team will travel once for regionals and once more if they qualify for nationals, he said. The Mock Trial League meets two to three times a week for subcommittees, defense and witness committees to meet, and to practice a trial, Corder said. Perez said Tony Bartl, history and political science lecturer, is the adviser for the organization.
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Study Abroad: 2 out of 10 programs Scotland and Turkey Cosmopolitan globalization will be the focus of the Scotland/Turkey group, Dr. John Glassford said. “In recent years, both Scotland and Turkey have undergone profound changes as they adapt to new geo-political circumstances,” Glassford said. “Scotland has become central to the story of Eastern European migration to the ‘West,’ and Turkey is preparing for EU accession and has become one of the
most exciting emerging economies in the world.” Glassford said the students will have plenty of opportunities to take in and enjoy the rich cultural opportunities during their two week stay in each country. While in two of the oldest countries in the world, the group will visit sites such as Edinburgh Castle and the famous Blue Mosque, Glassford said.
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The 2010 Scotland and Turkey group visited Glasgow’s People’s Palace while on their four-week trip.
Costa Rica and Panama
This tropical trip is biology-related. Dr. Michael Dixon said the students will travel through a lot of different areas, such as tops of mountains, low rain forests, beaches, islands and coral reefs. “We are going to examine the plants and animals that live there, and what makes the tropics different from being in a place like the United States,” he said. The group will experience a totally different culture as well, Dixon said. “A lot of Americans think if you know Mexico you know Costa Rica, but
that’s not true,” he said. “They have different food, different holidays, even though they both speak Spanish.” The students will be staying at biological research stations for most of the time, Dixon said. These are reserves where students can go out of their room to catch and examine animals. “Biologically, this trip is amazing,” he said. “When I took students before, one of the comments I heard was ‘I’ve seen this kind of stuff on television, but I never thought I’d see it in person.’” Photo Courtesy of Michael Dixon
The 2009 Costa Rica group visited the Pacuare River in Costa Rica during its four week trip.
You can apply for these study abroad programs at http://www.angelo.edu/dept/cis/programs/summer.html. Eligibility and participation requirements are online along with the applications and deadlines. Each program has a different cost, so go online for more details.
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Friday, November 4, 2011
Fighting for those without voices
Lisa Dees Staff Writer Some of you may recognize my name other than as the staff writer for the “Ram Page.” Most likely, you may have heard my name pop up in conversations about Rams4Life, ASU’s prolife movement. Some of you are already flipping to the next page because you don’t want to hear what I have to say. That’s fine. I only wish to write to those whose minds are open and attentive to my thoughts, regardless of their own opinions. Holocaust survivor Eli Wiesel said, “I swore never to be silent whenever, wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormen-
tor, never the tormented.” Readers, the Holocaust, which Wiesel survived, has ended. However, another holocaust has been raging for decades in our homeland. Silent screams go unheard as tiny lives are terminated with the cold, steel ends of forceps and scalpels. Dr. Fritz Baumgartner said, “There is no more pivotal moment in the subsequent growth and development of a human being than when 23 chromosomes of the father join with 23 chromosomes of the mother to form a unique, 46-chromosomed individual, with a gender, who had previously simply not existed.” We are beyond the argument of when life begins. Scientifically, life begins at fertilization. The argument, the irrational argument, is when is it okay to take the life of someone else? Readers, when we have to ask ourselves this question, we are in deep trouble. You cannot put a price on life. Life is more meaningful than anything else on this earth. Yet, according to The Movement for a Better America, more than 3,300 babies are aborted every day in the U.S.
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If we deem it moral to extinguish the life of the smallest and most innocent of humans, then where do we stop? Who is to say that it is not wrong for us to kill one another? I am here to say I will stand up for the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves. I ask you to consider your brothers and sisters, and perhaps your own children who have been lost to abortion. I ask you to consider the effects this will have on future generations. We are consumed in a culture of death, but we can break away from this fatal pattern. Our voices must be heard in place of the child fighting for his or her life. Thank your parents for choosing life for you. As Ronald Regan said, “I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.” I leave you with this. As Wiesel said, we must take sides. Sitting on the fence never did anybody any good. I hope it bothers you that more than 3,500 Americans are aborted every day. If it bothers you, then we are one step closer to embracing a culture of life.
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Survey What are you listening to?
“‘Police’ by YG because I like the way he raps.”
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“It’s from an Adam Sandler’s movie. ‘I Wanna Grow Old With You.’ I like that movie.” Christina Sigala freshman
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“Right now I’m Listening to ‘Rooftops’ by Wiz Khalifa. He is a different kind of rapper. ” Carlos Gayten freshman
“I am lisening to ‘Stereo Hearts’ by Gym Class Heroes because it was on my playlist.” Jonathan Dorsey freshman
Songs of the week 2. Billie Jean Chris Cornell
4. Paradise Coldplay
Although Michael Jackson’s is legendary, the singer from Soundgarden brings a haunting acoustic vibe to it with his raspy and powerful vocals. We are waiting for new material from the classic grunge band, but in the mean time sink your teeth into this.
Violins start us off and then an explosion of keyboards and drums break the song open. So majestic and peaceful, Coldplay lets the world relax with an anthem of their own. The pianos complete the song as playful and the lyrics float around the mind effortlessly as it sinks into the brain.
1. Pumping Blood Lou Reed & Metallica
3. Down by the River Neil Young with Crazy Horse
5. Lonely Boy The Black Keys
Lou Reed and Metallica? What’s next, Billie Joe Armstrong and Slayer? Lou Reed has to be a hundred and twenty years old or at least it sounds that way. And no disrespect to Metallica, the groove is awesome and I still have faith in a new METALLICA album, just without Lou Reed.
The evolution might have begun with this guy and song. Over 9 minutes of pure Neil Young, his guitar is found all over this thing. Solos and squeaks run through this watery yet classic tune. Neil has a way of mesmerizing his audience with beautiful but strange stories that are perfected with his unique pitch.
Whatever these two soul pounding dudes put out is awesome. Those classic fuzzy guitars and rolling drums could play all day on repeat without getting old. Looking for a good car ride song? Turn this number up and fly down the highway. Keep ‘em coming boys.
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Friday, November 4, 2011
Rams fall short in triple OT Defense: Forces most turnovers since 2001
Jason Helms Sports Editor
Midwestern State West Texas A&M Abilene Christian Tarleton State TAMU-Kingsville Incarnate Word Angelo State Eastern N.M. TAMU-Commerce
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Abilene Christian 13-0-1 Midwestern State 9-4-1 Eastern N.M. 6-5-3 TAMU-Commerce 6-6-2 Angelo State 5-6-3 West Texas A&M 5-8-1 Incarnate Word 3-7-4 Texas Women’s 1-12-1
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The Rams lost their fifth game of the season Saturday after their 3633 triple overtime loss against Texas A&M – Kingsville. Despite forcing a season-high seven turnovers in the game, the Rams were finally outdone by the Javelinas (5-4, 3-3 LSC) in the third overtime period. Junior linebacker Shiloh Hickman led the Rams’ defense after he recorded nine tackles, forced two fumbles, one fumble recovery and a pair of sacks. Hickman was joined by fellow linebacker Rush Seaver, a redshirt freshman, who also had a fumble recovery while recording ten tackles, a sack, and an interception. Head coach Will Wagner said he was not happy that his team was not able to finish the game, which he said has been a problem more than once this season. “We’re always talking about playing all four quarters and I don’t think we did that against Kingsville,” Wagner said. On offense, the Rams were held to under 300 yards for the first time this season as senior quarterback Jake
Photo by Mark McDaniel
Redshirt freshman Blake Smith carries the ball during the Rams’ home game against Texas A&M-Kingsville, Saturday. Smith had 86 yards on 16 rushes in the 36-33 loss.
Strickler was 10-for-28 for 130 yards passing, also a season low. Strickler also threw two touchdowns, both of which were to junior tight end Antwon Williams, who had four receptions for 44 yards. Redshirt freshman Blake Smith averaged almost 5.5 yards per carry to gain a total of 86 yards on the ground for the Rams, his most since the team’s season-opener, when he rushed for 90 yards against Western State.
The Rams travel to San Antonio to take on Incarnate Word (2-6, 2-4 LSC), Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. The Cardinals go into the game with back-to-back losses to the Javelinas (41-38) and Tarleton State (48-10). Although the game has no playoff implications, Wagner said it is important that the Rams finish the season with a pair of wins. “We want to go out with a winning record because it’s a good way to send
Volleyball moves up to No. 16
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‘Belles: Look to recover before LSC tournament
Jason Helms Sports Editor
‘Belles host Lady Raiders Week at a Glance Friday, Nov. 4 SOCCER @LSC Tournament (Abilene)
Saturday, Nov. 5
Sophomore guard Giselle Aguirre dribbles down the court in the ‘Belles’ exhibition game against Texas Tech, Wednesday. The Lady Raiders won 81-45 in front of 4,500 spectators.
DeBacker selected First - Team All LSC
CROSS COUNTRY Photo by Pam Belcher
@South Central Regional Championship (Wichita Falls)
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Senior Brandie Debacker and five of her teammates received All-LSC awards at the championship banquet, Wednesday. She is the first ‘Belle to claim first-team honors since 2004.
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For the first time this season the ‘Belles lost two games in a row after facing conference leader West Texas A&M and rival Abilene Christian in a pair of five-set battles. “To win a fifth set, you’ve got to be mentally sharp and make plays, and we just didn’t do that consistently enough,” head coach Chuck Waddington said. In Saturday’s match against West Texas A&M, the ‘Belles were looking to steal a road victory to get back to the top of the LSC Standings. However, the ‘Belles came up short in the five-set match despite taking the first two sets against the No. 13 Lady Buffs. Senior hitter Celeste Bonter recorded 20 kills and a pair of blocks, while fellow senior Debbie Ohl, junior Chelsea Gibson and sophomore Maddie Huth also had double-digit kills. The match against Abilene Christian also took five sets to decide a winner Tuesday as the Wildcats handed the ‘Belles their fourth loss of the season. Junior Alex Woolsey tallied 55 assists in the rivalry, while freshman Shelby Wilt recorded 23 digs, which is her ninth time to finish with 20 or more. “We could not win the big points that mattered, and I think we struggled a little with our blocking,” Ohl said. However, Ohl said she has no doubt that the ‘Belles will be able to return to their winning ways after the losses. “We just have to move on to our next game and not dwell in the past so we can finish strong and enter the conference tournament with as many things going right for us as possible,” Ohl said. The women host Midwestern State for their final home match of the season Saturday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Junell Center. The match will represent Senior Day in which seniors, Kayla Smith, Celeste Bonter and Debbie Ohl will be honored.