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Huskies win 4-3 over Notre Dame in OT
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Senior captain Nic Dowd’s overtime heroics help the Huskies advance to the NCAA West Regional Championship where they’ll play the Golden Gophers.
Huskies advance to NCAA West Regional championship Ryan Fitzgerald STAFF WRITER
It took overtime for No. 3 seeded SCSU to not be offensively challenged and down No. 2 seed Notre Dame in the West Regions, 4-3, in front of 9,232 fans at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The shiny and slick helmets blinded SCSU for most of regulation, getting outshot 36-12, but senior captain Nic Dowd wasn’t ready for his career to end, tallying the game winning goal at 17:21 of the overtime period. “We had a great overtime because it wasn’t a pretty three periods,” head coach Bob Motzko said of SCSU’s play. “I wish I could tell you we made these great changes in overtime, but we didn’t, we played in overtime with Nic [Dowd] making a great play.” Dowd’s voice could be heard all the way in the press box on the game-winning goal, as he was shouting at the top of his lungs for line mate David Morley to slide it over to him. It was another feather to add to Dowd’s hat for the season, with him having his best season as a player on both sides of the ice. Adding to his team-leading 22nd goal of the
5-1, as the No.4 seed on its way to the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Pa. This year’s West Regional was much different but had the same outcome. “You have to give Notre Dame credit tonight because they had a game plan and they stuck to it,” Motzko said. “They got it deep and we could just not get going, but we made plays at critical times. “There’s not much to say about tonight’s other day and we hung around there.” The silver lining to SCSU’s victory was the solid play of goaltender Ryan Faragher, who made a season-high 39 saves and a breakaway save in overtime. season, but faltered during the second half of the season, and was getting over a sickThursday night.
fore my eyes on that overtime breakaway,” Faragher said. “I didn’t want it to end on a play like that and I just tried to stay with him as long as I could and luckily I was able to get my arm and leg over to block it”. “I felt pretty crummy and I was worried about how I was feeling, so I went to the clinic and got an IV and felt a little better and had a good 12-hour sleep the night before the game.” The Fighting Irish were no slouches coming into this game, and it was evident that they were scarred from last season’s loss to SCSU. Defensively, the Irish were stout, not allowing SCSU to get off a shot until 6:54 of
Man shot near Press Bar Staff Report One man was taken to the hospital after being shot outside the Press Bar and Parlor early Saturday morning. According to St. Cloud Police Sgt. Jason Burke, a 31-year-old St. Cloud man was shot multiple times at 12:38 a.m. He was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. His identity is not being released due to the investigation. Police later apprehended the alleged suslice as 24-year-old Courtney Terell Holmes of Mississippi. Police said they do not believe this to be the man’s real identity and are working with other agencies to obtain the suspect’s real identity. Police are asking for any witnesses to the shooting to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200 or Tri-
“I kind of lost mobility of my entire body after that goal went in, so it is tough to say what I was trying to do,” Dowd said of his top-shelf goal over Notre Dame’s goaltender Steven Summerhays. “David made a great play in the neutral zone and I was pretty fortunate it went in because at this point of the the back of the net from the hands of freshyear any shot’s a good shot.” man forward Ryan Papa. SCSU thrashed the Fighting Irish in last season’s Midwest Regional in Toledo, Ohio, Huskies top ND / Page 9
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History Day gives students topics for national competition Linda MacLeod STAFF WRITER
SCSU’s History Department hosted the regional competition for National History Day Minnesota on March 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Over 300 students, teachers, judges, parents, and school principals attended the event. Students in grades 6-12 showcased their projects, with most from middle and junior high school. The History Channel endorses National History Day, and this event was also co-sponsored by The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society. More information is available on the Minnesota Historical Society website at www.mnhs.org. History Day began in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1974 at Case Western Reserve University. It was initiated by the history department and became a national event in 1980. Today, more than 500,000 middle, junior, and senior high school students participate nationally, including over 30,000 from Minnesota. Winners of the regional event qualify to compete at the state level on May 5 at the University of Minnesota. The national competition takes place in Washington D.C. in June. Students generally choose their topics based on personal interests and use the History Day theme as a beginning point. However, some teachers suggest topics based on history day criteria or past entries. The project becomes interdisciplinary when enthusiasm for a certain subject or area of study leads to a topic that can be examined in the context of its past, present, and future. Once students select a topic, they conduct massive research. Two types of research are required--primary source research can be obtained from a certain time period or extracted directly from a source, whereas secondary source research derives from all other reference material. Once the data is collected, students analyze and interpret it and then determine a presentation format. The competition covers a wide range of topics and formats. Examples of exhibits are: Rosie the Riveter, The Berlin Wall, and WWI British Propaganda. Women’s Rights in WWII, Juliette Gordon Low, and Saving the Children represent performance formats. The Rwanda Genocide, Sharia Law, and Yellow Journalism were communicated through websites, and The Biafra War, Indian Removal Arts, and Title IX are examples of documentaries. Vonna Henry, SCSU Assistant Professor of Nursing, was recruited to judge the event by other teachers. She said she is always interested in seeing what topics the students choose for their projects. This substantive learning experience is transformative for hundreds of thousands, as it teaches them to think and create well beyond traditional classroom learning. Students become experts on topics, developing new skills sive learning opportunities and introduces academic work expected at the college level. Dr. Betsy Glade, SCSU History Department Chair, said the competition allows students to begin a conversation that continues through-
out the entire process of data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. She reiterated that “Students have to go beyond the textbook. Primary sources are not found in textbooks and they create enthusiasm.” Glade said the purpose of the projects is to make history interesting, and she explained that “Our culture is not historically oriented. We’ve looked to the future since our beginning.” This program supports youthful enthusiasm by encouraging academic industry in students who represent the future. Parents and teachers also experience pride in student accomplishment. Liz Steinmetz, an SCSU graduate student and North Junior High School social studies teacher, is the History Day coordinator. She says, “History Day is a great way for teachers to collaborate” because they can use their interests and skills to guide students’ work by offering expertise in research, writing, design, or presentation. A ratio or formula based on the total number of participants is used to determine the number of regional winners who conat this event. studied baseball’s great Jackie Robinson. He began the project as a junior and completed it for this competition. Ibraham said he chose Robinson becan major league player. After retiring, Robinson dedicated the rest of his life to the civil rights movement. Ibraham plans on going to college and becoming an electrical engineer. He believes that this competition provides good experience and motivation for students. Ibraham said you have to be self-motivated at Sauk Rapids-Rice because the project is done in the stuDebbie Johnson accompanied her daughter, Danielle Dybwad, to the event and waited hours for her daughter’s exhibit to be judged. Dybwad’s topic was “A military leader and saint: Joan of Arc’s responsibility to protect the French”. She is a junior from Zimmerman High School who prefers to work alone, even though she said group projects are more popular. At Zimmerman, the History Day projects are part of regular classroom work and make up a substantial part of students’ grades. Teachers determine which decision on who competes. So the competition actually begins at the school level. Zimmerman High School is part of the Elk River School District. When asked about the relevance of this undertaking, Dybwad explained, “You have to be dedicated to the project in order to take away important lessons.” In evaluating the experience, she said that doing this project teaches the importance of using credible sources. Her post-high school education will focus on studying veterinary science. Finally, Johnson added that “you are going to be successful if you really like your topic.” Saturday afternoon, student enthusiasm was evident in year’s theme is “Leadership and Legacy in History”.
Political drama unfolds as Russia annexes Crimea resources, the rest of the economy, according to Lindsey, is rather underdeveloped. “Their economy is fragile and is exposed to price shocks. It is not very
Vicki Ikeogu EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Russian annexation of Crimea in the Ukraine has caused a big surge in opposition to the Russian government and its president, Vladimir Putin. In order to understand what is going on in the Ukraine, one needs to understand two key issues surrounding the unrest in the country, Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Political Science Department Jason Lindsey said. Ukraine, located in eastern Europe, shares a border with Russia. A former satellite country of the U.S.S.R., the eastern part of the country, once occupied by Russia, speaks Russian. The western portion of the county Ukrainain President Viktor Yanukovych was elected in 2010 in what was determined to be a free and fair election by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. A native of eastern Ukraine, Lindsey said Yanukovych had a lot of support from the eastern and southern portions of the country, which were formerly occupied under the Soviet Union prior to its break up in the early 1990s. Yanukovych did not have the support of the western portion of the country. “Yanukovych had campaigned heavily to represent the Russian speaking portion of Ukraine. He was in support of the Russian language being used in places such as education,” Lindsey said. However, according to Lindsey, his administration was rampant with problems. “Corruption under Yanukovych was so out of control. According to Transparency International, Ukraine was No. 144 out of 177 on the list of the most corrupted countries globally,” Lindsey said. with the abundance of corruption going on. With the country up in arms over the apparent lack of transparency and the usage of bribes to accomplish everything, Lindsey said protests erupted in the capital city of Kiev. These protests were the results of an apparent trade deal Yanukovych was in the process of forming. “Big protests happened, and at the last minute Yanukovych declined a trade deal with the European Union and decided instead to trade with Vladimir Putin and Russia,” Lindsey said. With the Russian economy currently tied to the exporting of natural
Because of this, a lot of opposition developed. Many saw this as a step backward. Yanukovych had a choice to make. Either align with the Russians or do the reforms necessary to clean up the government and align with the EU. Many Ukrainians saw the reforms made to other former Soviet satellite states such as Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia by joining the EU, and with corruption so bad in their current state, many people wanted an improvement. “Ukrainians saw the trade deal with the EU as a chance to reform their government and their economy,” Lindsey said. However, once Yanukovych had chosen to align with Russia, demonstrations had turned violent, particularly in January. With Ukraine, in what Lindsey described as a political fault line, Putin saw the opportunity to annex Crimea. “This is now a very dangerous situation,” Lindsey said. Citing previous annexations Putin has made, particularly in Moldova and Georgia, Lindsey said the previous U.S. administration and its lack of to respond to. And trade sanctions imposed on Russia will have a minimal effect, if any, on the Russian government. “Less than 10 percent of trade is done between the U.S. and Russia,” However, the U.S. has decided to impose some sanctions on those closest to Putin. Assets of those closest to Putin have been frozen in foreign countries, coming on the pressure of the U.S. But the bigger question is if the EU will follow with trade sanctions. “Currently the EU does about 45 percent of their trading business with Russia,” Lindsey said. “I think the EU will escalate slowly,” he said. Crimea. “The one question is, Is Putin going to stop with Crimea? Or will he be trying a similar ‘trick’ with Eastern Ukraine? Or is he going to continue to seize more land and place more pressure on others?” Lindsey said. With outcry from the United States, President Barack Obama and other world leaders have scraped the idea of a G-8 summit meeting in Sochi, Russia, and have opted to exclude the Russians and host a G-7 in Brussels, Belgium, later this year. The G-7 will host members from the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Events Calendar Tuesday Veteran’s Community Resource Fair 9 a.m. All SCSU students and faculty are invited to attend this event taking place in the Atwood Glacier Room. The purpose is to engage, encourage, and support veterans on campus and within the community, and to also provide connections and networking opportunities for veterans, their families and the veteran resource partners alike.
Tuesday Interview to Impress! 12:30 p.m. Find out how easy it can be to interview effectively. Join the Career Services Center in Centennial Hall 207 to hear from employers about how to put together a resume.
Wednesday Women on Wednesday 12 p.m. Join the Women’s Center this Wednesday to discuss the internalization of body image and what many are doing to counteract these messages. The presenters this week will be Nikki Jagodzinski and Dr. Kyoto Kishimoto.
Feedback Fridays 9 a.m. Hosted in Centennial Hall 207, SCSU students have the chance to meet one-onone with top employers and ask them questions about career advancement.
MN Geographic Bee 9 a.m. This Friday Atwood Memorial Center will be playing host to schools around the state who will compete in the preliminary round of the Geographic Bee. The top ten students will advance 11:30 a.m. in Ritsche Auditorium, which will be moderated this year by KARE-11. GRAPHIC COURTESY OF MEG ISERLOTH
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at Northwood University. But playing tennis is a very important part of his life, so he transferred to SCSU after getting a tennis scholarship, which allows him to eventually graduate with an accounting degree as well. Before
“was a blast for me and still is. The environment was simply so positive, and that makes you improve every single day. The coaches are very dedicated for a couple of years. Ricky Twynam is the owner of the Academy and is a huge inspiration for me because he is a great person and very talented at the game. I learned a lot from him in tennis and as a person as well. I have so
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English and I was a little bit shy. I guess I was too young. After that, when I came back for college, I was okay to interact with people decently. I thought that everyone was very welcoming and interested because I was from an-
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- as a person and a tennis player. Even though he misses home, at SCSU.
because we used to have opposing hockey teams… Who knows?” minded, “having created NATO, International Peacekeeping, Multicultur-
that sport is quite important to them. “Over the years, hockey has become more than a sport in Canada; it has become a huge part of the very fabric of to Protect Doctrine, and more.” Right now, tennis and studying are taking a big amount of time for the game at some level, even if it has only been to take a stick and puck and tor at SCSU. “I enjoy teaching French to Americans,” he said. differences, but he says that on the surface both cultures seem identical. In the U.S., members of society are more active during presidential elections, but with less choices; only two choices and candidates that have “the same a Prime minister, but they have a much bigger choice with vastly different candidates. -
to the fullest, traveling and playing tennis. “I like SCSU. I think that the staying away from his family, friends, and tennis academy the hardest thing during his stay in the U.S. “But I think it is a good experience to stay away
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SCSU recognizes faculty members retiring this year Bailey Vertin NEWS EDITOR
This week SCSU looks forward to a service happening on April 30 in the Atwood Memorial Center. The Retirement and Years of Service Recognition Program will be acknowledging more than 25 employee retirees and several senior employees for their years of service one retiree who will make an appearance before leaving SCSU. Many faculty members look forward to showing their appreciation for the years of service shown by the recognized retirees. Karen Thomas, a professor with Library Services, looks forward to her future retirement after the semester. “I’m really excited for the next chapter in my life,” Thomas said. “I’ll miss a lot, but I’ll be doing a lot of things during my retirement.” Before her decision to retire, Thomas had been a part of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon foundation and enjoyed volunteering her time with the organization, whose goal is to help veterans integrate back into society after coming home from overseas. She also spent her of her time working and volunteering, Thomas now looks forward to being able to spend more time reading and visiting her brother, who is currently retired from the army. With a waii during her spare time. Thomas has worked in Library Services for over 25 years, and has enjoyed the ever-changing environment. Throughout the years, her favorite part has been working with students and developing relationships with the other faculty members. Others who are retiring this year are also looking forward to visiting distant family and traveling in their free time. However, many faculty retirees are planning on continuing their role at SCSU and in the St. Cloud community. Fred Hill, a faculty member at SCSU, has been retired since the fall semester. Before retiring, Hill had been working in the Army Reserve for over 33 years. A veteran himself, he learned discipline and many teaching skills while being in the military. These skills helped him when he began advising in the Criminal Justice program. Being a part of criminal justice student committees has lead Hill to become a resource for students who are seeking advice. beautiful facilities.” Hill looks forward to volunteering at the V.A. medical center and seeing his family in the summer. He will be staying healthy and relaxed by continuing his exercise movements in Tai Chi and Qi Gong. This summer, Hill will miss the respectful students he’s worked with and the relationships he has developed over the years at SCSU. Hill and Thomas will be featured in the Employee Recognition program taking place April 30 in the Atwood Memorial Center.
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Karen Thomas is retiring in May and is planning on writing an e-book.
Documentary shows struggle against addiction stigma Bailey Vertin NEWS EDITOR In the early 1930s, a well-to-do Rhode Islander man visited a noted Swiss psychoanalyst for help with a predisposition towards alcohol. The psychoanalyst determined that the man was medically hopeless. Even though his case was considered impossible to solve by the local doctors, the man was determined to get better. After joining up with a Wall Street stockbroker who was facing the same problems, the two joined up with the Oxford Group, who had a vision to live a life of sobriety. This group helped the men ber life. Later, these two men took this new-found knowledge and began helping other people who were facing the same problem. The movement spread across the nation, and is still in effect today as Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous has affected thousands of people across the United States, and continues to be a prominent force in the world of recovery. The rehabilitation techniques found in A.A. are used in many other recovery programs. Today, colleges are realizing the need for recovery programs on campus and are introducing their students to programs that help with different addictions. SCSU’s new S.T.A.R.S. program is dedicated to helping those facing recovery and people who are affected by addiction. tary ‘The Anonymous People’ in the Atwood Theater. The showing was supported by Student Life and Development and included participants of the organization who have been experienced in recovery, showcased the effectiveness of recovery, society’s stigma towards addiction, and how people outside of recovery have an understanding of addiction. Jen Sell Matske, a founder of the recovery community, was in attendance for the showing. “It was great to see the people come out to see the documentary,” Matsky said. “It’s exciting to see the growth of the move-
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The ‘Anonymous People’ captured the struggle of recovery through personal stories told by past addicts. ment in the community.” Matsky was joined by many other members from the St. Cloud recovery community, including students and faculty. Teddy Ripka, a graduate advisor at SCSU, has helped set up the S.T.A.R.S program and is now participating in the recovery society on campus. A supporter of destroying the stigma surrounding addiction, Ripka was proud to see fellow students and community “The biggest thing is to put a face and a voice to recovery,” Ripka said. “With events like this we will be able to destroy the stigma of addiction.” The S.T.A.R.S’s goal is to get more people aware of the program and to improve the quality of recovery on campus. Priding itself on being the only public institution in the upper Minnesota
area that offers residential recovery, this SCSU program serves as a model for the statewide recovery community. One main goal of the organization is to further inform people about addiction, and
Recovery Community wants students to know that the campus welcomes all those who share their common goals of healthy living and sobriety. After winning the SCSU Outstanding Organization Award, S.T.A.R.S is looking forward to helping further the goal of making information about addictions known throughout the community, and destroying the stigma surrounding people in recovery. Anyone who is interested in the sober community and recovery housing is advised to join the S.T.A.R.S organization or reach out to anyone in the SCSU Recovery Community.
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Bullying and arrogance are an unpleasant combination in the work place the two-way street of respect are bullying and arrogance. First off, bullying, whether in a school setting or in a workplace environment, is not acceptable. Ever. While it may not be as blatant as it was on the playgrounds of yesteryear, it is still a very common place to see. From the childish talking behind people’s back to the all-
Vicki Ikeogu EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
It’s easy once you are in a position of power to completely forget about where you came from. To forget about all the people that helped you on the way. All those that were there for you. Anytime I take on a new role, whether it is Editor-inChief at the University Chronicle or it is in another work-type atmosphere, I always make sure to never forget my humbler beginnings. And I strive to make sure those in my former position are treated with the respect they deserve. However, it is really easy to see those that do not share the same sentiments. Being a non-traditional student myself, I have spent quite a bit of time in the workforce. And from what I can see, respect is a virtue that is often hard to come by for people in important
unnoticed by higher-ups in the workplace. Let’s start with the basics. By the time most of us get jobs, we are not children anymore. We are in our late teens to early 20s. It’s time to grow up. We need to learn how to work with others in a manner that is respectful and professional. However, time and time again, I have witnessed this not happening. The constant complaining and petty nitpicking that is subordinates, often times others that have nothing to do with the situation to begin with, needs to stop. There is no place for gossip in a professional work environment. All it does is lead to hurt feelings and resentment. Second, oftentimes pettiness turns into all-out aggressive behavior. The screaming, the yelling, the vindictiveness of some people has me questioning how they received the job ideas can be talked about and critiqued, not where people are subjected to tears on a daily basis. The constant supervision, almost to the point of stalking and harassment, has lawsuit written all over it.
Letter to the Editor
My father often told me as a child that if I complain but I don’t do anything to change it, I may as well stop complaining completely. I have taken that lesson as I joined SCSU’s Student Government this last year. I have always been a believer that if you want to be part of change, you must be willing to stand up for it and listen. This isn’t always the easiest thing to do, it means not running away when you are faced with criticism but as I regularly tell my close friends, if someone told me they hated me genuinely, I would propose marriage. People are often passive aggressive by nature. We fail to communicate and these failures of communication can be found within any group or community from any level. Faculty, students, government - all groups suffer it and we all suffer as a result. Persistence is what pays off, complaining is ineffective by itself. We must educate ourselves on matters, we must listen to opinions that also respecting us in turn. If you are not willing to listen, to educate yourself, you are becoming part of the problem than the solution. Those who are passive aggressive, who
saying anything before it becomes a larger issue, are becoming simply part of those they blame for the original problem. We can a group. A group is not just the person who is the designated leader, a leader can be the person who regularly sits during meetings and offers the blunt truth, no matter how unpopular it is to hear. I respect those who offer a blunt truth and stick to their guns, because often times that is most the recognizing that sometimes change happens without you and we will not always get what we want. This is part of the process of growing up - and it is part of the process of growing as a group. We cannot just be complainers but we also cannot be unwilling to compromise. We must pick our battles wisely in every situation and be open to change, for only then will anything ever make progress.
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” Hodgson Burnett, The Secre
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to abuse this position. Assuming you hold the sole key to knowledge and the “right way” of doing things does not end well. After all, we all know that to assume makes an ass out of you and me. Just because you may be in a position of power doesn’t mean you can trample on all “the little people” that made it possible
pisses me off when people use their position to discredit my ideas. You may have gotten the higher management position, but I am still a vital part of the job. Isolate me or others in my position and we will not work well together. It all comes down to the basics: treat others as you want to be treated. This kindergarten lesson will serve you well in life.
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Don’t be a jerk on April Fools’ Day tortillas all over his and another teacher’s rooms. Since my dad is a German teacher and the other is a Spanish teacher, one year he replaced every
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I can understand going after someone if they are not working up to standard. However, this is usually not the case. More often than not, employees are targeted because of personality issues. The typical mindset is “If I like you then you get to do what you want. If not, then you’re gone.” While this is often hard to prove since people are hesitant about admitting these things, it does happen. At work or in life you don’t need to get along with everybody. But you do need to act civil. Again, we are not in high school anymore. Coupled with this is bullying’s best friend, arrogance. It seems those in a position of power often have this nasty quality
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in her room with something German. Flags, posters, books, everything. Another year, he zip-tied all the desks in her room into a giant desk
As the semester comes to melts revealing mud and dead grass, we celebrate the coming of spring with a long, time-honored tradition of April Fools’. Yes, the coming of spring means we get one day to go absolutely nuts and break out the corniest jokes we can think of. Like those springs in a nut can. I haven’t actually seen someone use one of those, aside from elementary school kids. But I know, in my heart, somewhere, someone is just waiting to use those kinds of gimmicks. For myself, I have a deep fondness of a well-done practical joke. Something I learned at my father’s knee. My dad is a teacher, and at the end of every year, he plays a prank on one of his fellow teachers. To be fair, she started it by hiding
Last year he and the other teacher who had tortillas hidden in his room plastered her walls and desk with pictures of their faces, and, since both their names are ‘Dave’, wrote “The Dave and Dave Fanclub Headquarters” on the door to her room. It was a thing of beauty to behold that room. But as much as I love a good practical joke, it’s important to remember that there are limits to humor, and there are limits to what “But it was funny!” can cover. Putting someone in danger, making them feel forgotten, or breaking something of theirs are all things that aren’t actually funny. It’s also important to remember that phobias are actually a serious thing. If someone says they have
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a phobic fear, or even are just regularly afraid of something, using that thing to scare them is a jerk move. I don’t care if you’ve
you aren’t their therapist. Another thing to avoid: don’t try to chase down random, unsuspecting people. Don’t grab at people, especially women. You never know what things are in that person’s past, and you don’t want a supposedly harmless prank to end up with someone in tears. My last word of caution is to please be nice to the people who will have to pick up your prank. Don’t make a big mess in a public place. Oftentimes, the people who will be called to clean it up won’t even be present so they don’t even get that payoff. This April Fools’ Day, be creative with your pranks, but try to remember that not everyone has the same sense of humor as you. The absolute best pranks are the ones where both the pranker and the prankee can look back and laugh about it with no hard feelings. Have a happy April Fools’!
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UPCOMING EVENTS Tuesday 4/1 Sunday 4/6 ‘Risen’ Paramount Theatre Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Poet Neil Hilborn performed autobiographical poetry at the Atwood Theatre Wednesday night. SCSU students Poet Life, Daniel Blatton, and Ben Jamin’ K performed as well.
Tuesday 4/1 Compass Rose Brass Ensemble 7:30 p.m. P.A.C. Recital Hall
Hilborn crosses genres at poetry reading
Wednesday 4/2 Friday 4/4 Justin Ploof & The Throwbacks 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Place
Thursday 4/3 Sunday 4/6 Atwood Movie Night ‘Lone Survivor’ 8 p.m.
Matt Rieger MARQUEE EDITOR Neil Hilborn originally hails from a small suburb of Houston, Texas, called
Folk musicians perform at Bo Diddley’s Pub and Deli Sam McIntosh ASST. MARQUEE EDITOR
Saturday 4/5 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 1 p.m. St. Cloud Regional Library
Folk musician Cliff Eberhardt performed at Bo Diddley’s Saturday night. -
Sunday 4/6 Trumpet Recital feat. Carolyn Ritter 3 p.m. P.A.C. Recital Hall
Twin Cities concert calendar March 31 - April 6 has been crafting blues and alt-country
released her fourth self-titled album on -
and it is her highest charting album to date. The album features collaborations
more gained a connection to the hardcore -
Blues and alt-country singer William Elliott Whitmore is playing at the Turf Club on April 6.
Art rocker St. Vincent is performing at the State Theatre April 3.
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REVIEWS ‘Dueling Pianos’ energizes
Monday, March 31, 2014
Leah Noldy CONTRIBUTING WRITER ‘Dueling Pianos’ isn’t just a typical piano performance – its interactive musical comedy style of entertainment had students shouting, requesting, and singing along for two straight hours of this live performance. With uncooperative weather and night classes after 5 p.m. cancelled, students and community in the Atwood Ballroom last Thursday. I walked in a few minutes after the show had already begun, sitting towards the back of the auditorium not knowing what to expect from such a unique performance. I’ll admit I was impressed by both singers’ piano skills, and their ability to change tempos at whim.
Students were called on to complete the chorus of “Don’t Stop Believin”, which was sung enthusiastically by both the performers and students in unison. At one point later in the show, the audience accepted Evan’s challenge: the faster they clapped, the faster he would sing and simultaneously play, at the same tempo, The Charlie Daniels Band “Devil Went Down to Georgia”. At one point, Evan fashioned his hair into two pigtails, rolled up his shirt, and mocked Brittany Spears’ performance of crowd pleaser as students hysterically laughed and cat called and howled. Midwest Dueling Pianos has created university audiences. Based out of Michigan, these performers travel all over the country and perform in small and major
‘Ground Zeroes’ short but fun Ryan Hanenburg
VIDEO GAME REVIEW ‘Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ is the latest game in the long running ‘Metal Gear’ series, which is developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami. This game, along with ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’, forms the full scope of ‘Metal Gear Solid V.’ This game acts as a prologue for ‘The Phantom Pain’ and therein lies the main problem. As a warning, this review may contain spoilers for the story but it is practically impossible to review a game of such short length without spoilers.
Story: Set after the events of ‘Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker’, the main character, Big Boss (a.k.a. Snake), has established his own military company called Militaires Sans Frontières, which is French for “Armies without Borders.” Andrade and Ricardo “Chico” Valenciano Libre, have been taken to an American black site
SONAM TAMANG / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER ‘Dueling Pianos’ played uptempo, entertaining piano for Atwood crowd Thursday night.
The level of energy radiated through the performers’ transformation of requests into a spontaneous, interactive experience. After multiple song requests were submitted by audience members who fearlessly approached the stage, pianist Evan said, “That’s what I love about college students: there are really awful requests, or really, really good requests.” From Vanessa Carlton’s “1000 Miles” to Disney’s “A Whole New World” to Lorde’s “Royals”, and nearly every Dis-
cities. After the show was over, Rusty and Evan were hitting the road again to do a show the next day. Admission to dueling piano performances can cost $25 or more, but this event was free to students and community members to attend, all thanks to the sponsor, UPB. Food and refreshments were also provided. Even though the show was scheduled to end at 9:30 p.m., Rusty and Evan were
point throughout the night. ‘80s songs predominated the requests, but contemporary songs such as Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive”were performed, too. The archive of lyrics both singers had was impressive – they knew nearly every lyric to the songs requested. Their pianoplaying skills seemed effortless; they could stand, dance, and move around while still pounding the right keys to increase the dramatization of the performance.
audience one last chance to submit their requests before closing the show, quite appropriately, with Semisonic’s “Closing Time”. Students’ applauses echoed through the ballroom, and some even gave standing ovations. I left feeling slightly more light-hearted from when I had entered the show, astonished and shocked at the degree of entertainment a dueling piano performance encompasses.
them back before the UN inspects his base due to rumors of them possessing a nuclear weapon. There is also some setup for ‘Phantom Pain’ villain Skull Face and his XOF force, although you don’t face off against them until the end of the game, and even that is in a cutscene. This game continues the ‘Metal Gear’ tradition of cinematic gameplay with lengthy cutscenes, which can be a problem for some. However, the characters are still well-written and acted with the traditional Kojima madness well intact for the plot.
Style: The graphics for this game are amazing, with incredible weather and lighting effects. It’s nice to have a stealth game that makes it easy to see what is happening. The voice acting is well done as well, with good actors giving an excellent performance. The controversial change in Big Boss’ voice actor from David Hayter to
Kiefer Sutherland actually works well, with Sutherland giving an older and more weathered depiction of Big Boss. The game plays out like a movie, but in a different way from other cinematic games like ‘Beyond: Two Souls’. There is meaty gameplay here. However, it is seasoned liberally with lengthy movies.
Gameplay: This game plays as a sort of tech demo that shows off the gameplay elements that will be present in ‘The Phantom Pain’. The in-game technology feels appropriate for the 1970s time setting, although, in ‘MGS’ fashion, it is still leaps ahead of actual science at the time. The stealth gameplay is well-designed, with guards showing decent AI and the level having multiple roads to completion. One new feature of time once you are noticed and allows you to take down the guard who spotted you before he calls for help. ‘Ground Zeroes’ is a lot of fun to play but the problem is that you won’t of the game took a little over an hour and a subsequent run was beaten in less than 20 minutes. You can pad out the game a bit by trying to collect all the XOF patches, obtaining all achievements, and doing side jobs like rescuing prisoners, but ultimately there just isn’t enough content here to justify a $30 to $40 price tag. ‘Ground Zeroes’ is a good game, but it doesn’t have enough to justify being a separate game. If it had been released as a demo with another game, such as ‘MGS 2’ being a demo with ‘Zone of the Enders’, it would have been a much better deal for gamers. If you’re wondering if it’ll be worth it to you, just consider this: in the time you’ve spent reading this review you ing the game. If you’re a hardcore ‘Metal Gear’ But casual fans of the series will be better off renting it or just reading the summary on Wikipedia. Final Verdict: 4/10 or 8/10 if on sale
PHOTO COURTESY OF GAMESRADAR.COM ‘Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ is one half of ‘Metal Gear Solid V’.
‘Second Son’ a worthy entry Ryan Hanenburg
VIDEO GAME REVIEW ‘Infamous: Second Son’ is the latest game from Sucker Punch Productions, who are best known for the earlier entries in the series ‘Infamous” and ‘Infamous 2’, as well as the ‘Sly Cooper’ series. The series is known for its open world super-powered gameplay and moral choices that determine your status as a hero or a villain. Story: The game takes place seven years after the end of ‘Infamous 2’ with Conduits being relabeled as Bioterrorists by the government in an effort to bring them under control via their newly formed Department of Uni-
about 10 hours or so, and once you’ve done that, there isn’t much left to do to complete the game 100 percent. The powers are great to use, with unique tricks that make them feel unique from one another. Each power lends itself more to certain styles of play, and you may tend to stick to one more than the others once you’ve found one you like.
‘St. Vincent’: eccentric & accessible Sam McIntosh
ASST. MARQUEE EDITOR bum is self titled, because for the artist behind St. Vincent, Annie Clark, this fourth album is the most characteristic and deClark, further personifying St. Vincent. On the album cover, Clark is seen sitting on a throne of sorts, looking like the queen of the eccentric. With a tiny smirk cent’ is the most epic of all of St. Vincent’s
tive American tribe “The Akomish”, who is well known as a troublemaker throughout the tribe. He is in the middle of being arrested by his brother Reggie, the local sheriff, for truck carrying a cargo of Conduits crashes right next to them. Delsin attempts to help a prisoner, but this ends with him absorbing his power of smoke manipulation. The DUP recaptures the prisoner but injures the tribe in PHOTO COURTESY OF GAMEINFORMER the process; Delsin then resolves to help heal .COM the tribe with his new powers. Delsin and his ‘Infamous: Second Son’ is the third in the brother head to nearby Seattle so that Delsin can gain the powers he needs to save his tribe. ‘Infamous’ series by Sucker Punch. The game is decently written, but the character relationships aren’t as strong as they Style: ‘Infamous: Second Son’ looks utwere in the previous games. Delsin and Regterly amazing and really shows what the Playgie don’t have the on-screen chemistry that Cole and Zeke had, and the Conduits you get station 4 can do from a graphical and technical standpoint. The world and people look The dialogue is well written, though, with incredibly realistic with a long draw distance. Delsin having some decent one liners and The powers also are visually interesting with amazing particle and lighting effects. The feeling like a sarcastic jerk. Gameplay: The game makes decent only problem is the lack of a day-night cycle, use of the unique Playstation 4 controller, which would provide more opportunities for with the touch pad being used to interact the differences in the lighting to be seen. ‘Infamous: Second Son’ is a worthy enwith the environment and the controller’s try into the series, and while it may not be a speaker emitting your cell phone’s ringtone. The open world gameplay is satisfying with a decent sized city to explore; although the cit- game worth picking up if you have one. Its ies of New Marais and Empire City felt much comparatively shorter length may be a conlarger. The city really opens up once you get your second power and there are plenty of ‘Ground Zeroes’, it’s less glaring. things to collect. However, the main story Final Verdict: 8/10 is relatively short as you can complete it in
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NASHVILLESCENE.COM St. Vincent’s self-titled album is out now on Loma Vista / Republic Records.
albums. It’s sonically layered, and probably the most accessible album of hers. most of the songs instantly grab you. The “Rattlesnake”, gets you bobbing your head, and the lyrics, “No one around so I take off my clothes...”, is bold and fearless, as well as the uh-uh-uhs that she shrieks in the song’s bridge. I of course can’t go without mentionverse”, with it’s juxtaposing lyric “Oh what an ordinary day. Take out the garbage, masturbate...”. The chorus follows with a jarring guitar strum. This song is one to crank the volume up and rock out to. The song is thrilling, and far bolder than her previous work.
this album is no doubt inspired by Clark’s collaboration with David Byrne of Talking Heads on the album ‘Love This Giant’. The track “Digital Witness” sounds like it came from “Love This Giant”. This song, with its pulsating horns, is a stand-out track, and it has great lyrics that are a wonderful commentary on the 21st century media-saturated world we live in. “Digital witnesses. What’s the point of even sleeping. If I can’t show it, if you can’t see me. What’s the point of doing anything...”. It’s refreshing to hear someone talk about the obsession we have with social media. Another great song from this album is the seductive “Prince Johnny”, with its smooth, soulful drum beat and background of choir vocals. The chorus’s guitar hook and Clark’s 0h-ooh-oh vocals are gratifying and pleasing. Clark’s eclectic style is shown on the part of the song is plaintive, with a rolling R&B beat that follows with a spacey synth. It then abruptly changes to a dark, distorted guitar riff, with Clark’s authoritative warbly lyrics. “Huey Newton” is a clear example of Clark’s duality, from a seemingly doe-eyed innocent to a dark silver-tongued goddess. Clark has described that she prefers her music to stand in the grey area of accessibility and eccentricity. This album does just that. It takes a step further in her musical progression. She is more experimental in the sounds and rhythms she chooses, especially on the song “Bring Me Your Loves”, a tribal dance track with spaced-out synths. She formed this album with songs that are instantly catchy and memorable, and with listen, which make them all the more lasting after several listens. This album has all the bells and whistles. It’s artsy but it’s also fun. I can dance and rock out to this album, which is a trait that St. Vincent has perfected on this album. Each album that St. Vincent releases is more thrilling than the previous. Clark is unpredictable, and I’m thankful for that. Final Verdict: 8 / 10
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they just put my name on it, but you might as in their sport and in the classroom is a rare feat. er is the icing on the cake.
team lead. coach Bob Motzko said. “He’s all heart and he’s
year in the WCHA.
Leadership is something a player either has
translates into everything he does as a person, and on the ice. “It feels good, especially the student-athlete
defensive play, he had his best offensive season, year, giving him 39 points, a total tied for the
ever been around.
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Derek Saar STAFF WRITER
It’s almost time for CBS legendary commen-
With the calendar turning a page into the month of April in a couple days, that means the gusta, Ga., in search of the coveted green jacket. -
The two Husky heroes of the night, goaltender Ryan Faragher and senior captain Nic Dowd (26), celebrate with teammates after the overtime heroics by both of them put SCSU in the West Regional Championship game.
Dame head coach Jeff Jackson said. “The puck. “I tried to calm the taking that timeout in overtime,
Ryan Fitzgerald STAFF WRITER
got the puck from Joey Benik. Motzko said
ger Woods’ former caddy, Stevie Williams, on his bag. Scott continued his stellar play throughout
at the British Open and PGA Championship,
play from the sophomore sniper. Defense-
“NO DOWD ABOUT IT!” - Scott Gross, on the call for KVSC 88.1 FM.
playing high risk and ev-
had to lunge to tip it to Brodzinski, for another top-shelf
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pass to Kalle
ish behind Rory McIlroy at the Australian Open.
has to be one of the heavy favorites to defend the green jacket heading into this year’s edition of The Masters.
each team traded goals all game, not letting one another let the game get out of reach. During the overtime period the teams trad-
challenged, almost playing scared.
Summerhays from right outside the crease
“Those goals gave us the lead heading into lead into the back nine at The Masters three
After Brodzinski’s goal, the Fighting
Huskies top ND / Page 11
The Masters / Page
vision or playing video games. Instead, Mjelleli those pertaining to sports.
student that graduated Cum Laude from SCSU
prehensive history of the men’s hockey program at SCSU titled ‘St. Cloud State Hockey: Guts,
Jeremiah Graves SPORTS EDITOR
Former SCSU hockey player Marty Mjelleli der his passion for Husky hockey; in fact it may have rejuvenated it. Since he left St. Cloud in his endeavor to further his hockey career, there have been many
ments about my storytelling abilities, so I started his alma mater. In his time spent on road trips and in the ho-
What’s inside @UChronSports
‘Guts, Goals, and Glory’ / Page 11
Marty Mjelleli’s book ‘St. Cloud State Hockey: Guts, Goals, and Glory’ continues to thrive, setting its pace to become a best seller. (Cover in upper left.)
HUSKIES TOP ND: Late heroics boost Huskies in do-or-die post-season / 11
NIC DOWD AWARDS: The senior captain receives honors for efforts on and off the ice / 11
MJELLELI’S BOOK: ‘Guts, Goals, and Glory’ continues to
MOTZKO RECEIVES TOP HONOR: Coach of the Year in inaugural season / 11
REIMER’S CONFERENCE AS HEAD COACH: basketball coach Matt Reimer addresses fans and media / 12 MORE THAN PAINT: A look at SCSU goaltenders painted masks and meanings / 12
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Monday, March 31, 2014
Third time’s the charm for Coach Motzko
Ryan Fitzgerald STAFF WRITER
Four in school history, and winning the last ever McNaughton Cup in its last season in the WCHA, SCSU hockey had a lot to live up to. Men’s head hockey coach, Bob Motzko, has had a ton of experience in winning programs, and that proved to be the case by him winning NCHC Coach of the Year for the 201314 season. It was an impressive season for Motzko and his men, who went 21-10-5 and won the Penrose Cup in the NCHC’s inaugural season in the last regular season game. “When you get an award at the end of the year that’s voted amongst by your peers, it’s special,” Motzko said. “We have such a great respect for the coaches in our game and in our league that we do battle with. “I think our program is honored that they gave us the tip of the hat, and it’s obviously because we won league championship.” SCSU has a staff that’s been around for a while, except Garrett Raboin, who is in his second year as assistant coach. But in reality, according to Motzko, this award goes to the players. The big question coming into this season was if there was going to be a letdown due to last season, when SCSU went It wasn’t easy for Motzko to lead his team to back-to-back league titles, but with the leadership of the few seniors, Motzko said he used last season as motivation to keep his team playing at a high level for two years in a row. “This is really a tribute to the guys on the team and them not letting down from last season’s great run,” Motzko said. “To stay on a high note for two years in a row goes to the leadership and players on our team.” To be successful, Motzko takes his job seriously and is very demanding, and compares his coaching style to raising kids. “You’re not friends with your parents, you’re a parent, and I think it’s very similar to coaching,” Motzko said. “I may not be as close to my players as the assistants are, but I hope there is a respect factor.” Respect goes a long ways in determining how well the team will respond when it comes to all aspects of the game of hockey. for that professional relationship to grow on and off the ice. Senior co-captain Kevin Gravel has had the pleasure of playing for Motzko all of his four years at SCSU, and couldn’t be more thankful to have Motzko as his coach. “I have a lot of respect for Coach and the one thing I can say about him is that he is an emotional coach who cares so much about this program,” Gravel said. “He, without a doubt, puts all his effort into making us better players on the ice and better men off the ice. “Sometimes I do things that he gets on me, but I have to take a step back and realize how much he cares and how much he wants all of us to succeed in life, and that’s all you can ask for in a coach.” by any means, and for him to win his third individual title as Motzko has been coaching since 1986, when he got his start with the legendary Herb Brooks as an assistant coach and then worked with former SCSU coach Craig Dahl before going to the University of Minnesota. “He (Motzko) knows what he’s talking about because he’s been coaching for so many years. So when he talks, we listen,” senior forward Cory Thorson said. “Coach Motzko really deserved the coach of the year because he works with what he has, which makes him a great coach.” Motzko came back to be the head coach at SCSU for the 2005-06 season, because he is a 1987 graduate of the University and two-year varsity letter recipient. In nine seasons as the SCSU men’s hockey head coach, Motzko currently holds a record of 183-135-40 and now has one more trophy to add to his collection of coach of the years, with the previous two coming in the WCHA of 2006 and again in 2007.
‘Guts, Goals, and Glory’ Continued from Page 9 writing a little bit,” Mjelleli said. That “little bit” turned into a 104-page book, on pace to bethe history of the program from a broad range of perspectives in the hockey community. The idea that was set aside for a while had the dust blown off it while Mjelleli reconnected with former teammates and Husky hockey supporters during an event this summer. “It got brought up this summer, when I was going to a luncheon with everybody,” Mjelleli said. “The trophies were all out on display and it was a presentation about what they want to do for the future of Husky hockey, and I thought, there is no greater time to start this book up again and give back to the program.” where he teamed up with Tom Nelson, Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations, and school archivists to dig up all the fossils as Mjelleli was in the middle of his project, extra work was added with players moving to the next level, and banners being hung. The fear of the idea possibly getting stolen led to Mjelleli keeping the project within a tight circle, including family, a few close friends and professional contacts. When Mjelleli had what he felt was a good product with plenty of information, he presented the project to a trustworthy SCSU alum, and current editor for ‘Upper Deck Sports Cards’, Sean LaFavor. “He [LaFavor] uprooted his life here and he’s out in California working for Upper Deck Sports,” Mjelleli said. “It was really nice having a hockey guy look at that and put things into more of a professional light, and make things polished and smoothed. He’s
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Dowd for Hobey Continued from Page 9 gall to come through in the clutch with 10 power-play goals and four game-winning goals speaks volumes to the kind of player he is. “Nic is one the most well-rounded players in the country,” Motzko said. “He plays against the top line, he plays on the power play, he’s on the penalty kill, he plays wing, he plays center, and he can score to go along with his great defensive play. “People are going to look back and know they have an awfully special young man in Nic Dowd.” Fellow senior co-captain, and Dowd’s roommate for the past three seasons, Kevin Gravel, notices and appreciates all Dowd does on and off the ice. There are some people who command and own a room or circumstance, with Dowd being one of those types of people, and it rubs off on everybody around him. “Living with Dowder the past three years, we’ve gotten pretty close and he deserves everything he gets,” Gravel said. “He competes harder than anybody I know, and when you combine all the hard work he does, you’re going to get good things. “He has a good heart and always wants what’s best for the team because he’s one off the ice.” The Hobey Baker is the Heisman of college hockey and Dowd is hoping to capture that for SCSU, which would make back-to-back winners as LeBlanc won it last year. Dowd is not a long shot by any stretch of the imagination, with Gravel saying he’s the “ultimate leader”, Dowd is willing to do anything to try and get his team a victory. Anytime a player makes his teammates want to be better is a sign of a real leader. “Anytime you see a guy going as hard as Dowd, you don’t want to be the one guy who’s not following the train like that,” Gravel said. “I think everybody knows what he’s up against in Johnny Gaudreau for Boston College, but we’ll be pulling for him back here, that’s for sure.” Gravel and his teammates aren’t the only ones who think Dowd is worthy of the Hobey Baker, as Dave Starman, who does color commentary for CBS Sports Network, was asked to pick his Hobey during last week’s selection Sunday show on ESPN U and he chose Dowd. It was a shocking pick to many and Starman probably got some back lash from the east coast because everybody was expecting him to say Gaudreau, who leads Division I in goals (32), points (69), and plus/minus (plus-34). “I’ve known Johnny Gaudreau a long time and I was told that when he heard that he had steam coming out of his head,”
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Senior captain of the Huskies Nic Dowd (26) is currently up for the covetted Hobey Baker Award. His OT winner in Saturday’s game Starman said. “People have accused me for years of pumping BC’s tires and I can’t do it anymore.” Starman is a former college and pro player and former junior and pro coach. He sounds like a former coach when he and deserves to win the Hobey Baker. “He and Billy Arnold of BC are the best 200-footers in the NCAA,” Starman said, meaning he thinks that they’re the best players covering all three zones on the ice. “All 10 candidates this year are really, really good,” he said. “But when you look at Dowd, he plays in his own end, he plays in the neutral zone, he plays in the offensive zone, he can hit, he can lead, he plays
Huskies top ND Continued from Page 1, 9 vengeance, tying the game up at 9:35 of the third period on a twisted wrister from Thomas DiPauli. If SCSU had one advantage coming into the game, it was getting an extra week off and practicing at a smaller arena in the MAC so they could get accustomed to the size difference of the Xcel Energy Center. They seemed to have the stronger lungs and were able to outlast the Fighting Irish in the extra period, where they played with a sense of urgency. The older guys didn’t want to let the younger guys down and vice versa.
with discipline and is smart and he’s gotten results. Nic is as good as any candidate and deserves to win that thing, but sometimes it comes down to a popularity contest. Being in on those Hobey (conference) calls, those candidates that discussed can win it on that call.” Either way, Dowd has had a season to remember and one that he won’t forget anytime soon. To be considered a top 10 player in Division I hockey is an honor and it’s something that he doesn’t take for granted. “It’s nice to be recognized for all my hard work on and off the ice,” Dowd said. “Of course the Hobey is on the back of my mind and it’s a privilege to be on that list.”
“We’ve been off for two weeks, so we should be fresh mentally and we didn’t really play hard tonight for three periods,” Motzko said. “We’re going to have to put a lot into our guys and tell them that there’s a lot left in the tank.” It’s a rather quick turnaround for SCSU, as they will game against the number one overall seed University of Minnesota on Sunday night. The winner advances to the Frozen Four and plays the University of North Dakota in Philadelphia, Pa., for a chance at the NCAA Division I Championship. For more information on yesterday’s West Regional Championship game against the Gophers and a chance for back-to-back Frozen Four appearances, scan this QR code:
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Or scan the QR code to the right! a Husky through-and-through, he was there in the glory days of the early 2000s.” “I had most of it done and then I presented it to Sean... I knew I could trust him, he wrote for the Faribault Daily News and he’s a St. Cloud State alum.” With a few close hands on deck, Mjelleli started to branch out nationally in order to obtain quotes and photos from SCSU players, Minnesota hockey legends, and notable NHL faces such as Pierre McGuire. By capturing these big name quotes, jerseys, and photos, Mjelleli hoped to solidify the book nationally, professionally and its credibility. “I felt if I kept this regional I would have failed everybody, I wanted to take this thing national,” Mjelleli said. “When you start getting quotes from all the players, you really have to turn over every rock, and I got some from a few hockey icons like Lou Nanne, who has a quote on the back cover.” “Was he a Husky? No. But it’s a stamp of approval for the Minnesota kids.” NBC Sports hockey spokesman McGuire seemed notably helpful and excited according to Mjelleli, offering a more than helpful sum of words to add to the book’s authenticity and expertise. “He was dynamite, he wanted to give me a quote right then and there,” Mjelleli said about his speaking with McGuire. “I told him to please think about it and write some stuff down and get back to me. He sent me almost a page long, it was awesome.” “It was important for me to get a quote from NBC sports, it was important for me to get a quote from ESPN, to get the Star Tribune, Lets Play Hockey, and all these hockey avenues that we grew up watching and paying attention to. To hear them talking about the program was cool,” Mjelleli said. As smooth and pristine as the book came out, continuous hurdles, roadblocks and challenges came up, as they always do, while perfecting ‘Guts, Goals, and Glory’. The adventure of get-
ting photos from and of former players, working around certain player’s team policies and even battles including time and technology, proved to be a hellacious task. “Getting the pictures was the hard part,” Mjelleli said. “Getting the older ones to have the right pixels or DI, some of them ing the certain ones of certain players that took the longest time.” Once the pictures were cropped, sized, and perfected with roughly 400 photos, which come in forms of individual as well as team pictures throughout the book. “I wanted to incorporate every person who played in the program in there,” Mjelleli said. “This is not about me, this is about everyone else, so there are like four hundred or so pictures in there, so when you open that up, if you’ve walked through those doors and laced up a pair of skates... regardless of the division you’re in, you’re going to have a picture in the book. “The old ones [photos] are pretty cool, they show the team photo’s outside, and you can see the old cars.” Mjelleli, the recently-married assistant hockey coach of the St. Olaf ’s men’s program, and now author, chose the series against UMD on Feb. 15 to release the book, offering a open signing with several other former Huskies. Ironically, the only home sweep for the Huskies in the season came that same weekend the book signing occurred. said. “I think this book was a great way for me to do just that.” “St. Cloud State Hockey: Guts, Goals, and Glory” is currently available in as many as eight locations, including Hockey Giant, Hockey Zone, Dave’s Sports Shop, The College Shop in MOA, Scheels, Amazon, The Hockey Lodge in the Xcel Energy Center. Current listing price is $24.95 on Amazon, with the proceeds going back to the Brooks Center.
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More than just paint on a helmet nice to look good when you’re out there,” SCSU No different than the generations preceding them is the SCSU men’s goaltenders Faragher,
2013, respectively. Just a few short weeks ago, McIlroy blew another back-nine lead at The Then there is Tiger Woods. Questions continue to swirl around the world’s No. 1 golfer in regards to his health. Woods is off to
“I was 12, playing for the Minnesota Iceman,” Lindgren said. “I did a light blue helmet with a panther clawing its way out.”
Tour career. Woods withdrew himself from The Honda Classic due to back spasms dur-
Jeremiah Graves T-41, WD, and T-25. Woods’ T-25 came two weeks ago at the Cadillac Championship in There also remains the question: “When will Tiger Woods win another major in his victories?” When pondering this question one might instead ask, “Will Woods even win another major?” Woods has been stuck on 14 major wins ever since his unforgettable U.S. the golf world is not what it once was when Woods was the most feared player in the histhe players are much better, and most of all, players aren’t afraid of the man in red on Sundays anymore. It’s hard to imagine that Woods still retains the No. 1 position at the top of the world golf rankings, but with his poor performances and health problems, Adam Scott looks to take over as the best golfer in the world sometime soon, unless Woods can regain his form. If there is a place for Tiger to bounce back, it is Augusta. The man has dominated Club over the last 10 years, taking eight top10s and one win in 2005. Woods has also 2002, but those days of Tiger’s “hay day” are long gone. Augusta has always favored the long ball hitters ever since Augusta National began to take measures to lengthen the course due to huge technological gains in golf over the last 15 years. Dustin Johnson comes to mind as a poJohnson has gotten off to a scorching start to his last four starts, and is at or near the top of almost every statistical category through the son’s year, as it doesn’t look like his game will be slumping anytime soon. Others to keep an eye on are the usual son loves the Masters and always plays well, and Jason Day has really come on the last few years in major tournaments, including last year’s Masters, and will look to break through taken the Tour by storm this season and shouldn’t be ignored. Walker has won three ings. Reed, on the other hand, believes he is now, and he has backed that up, posting three wins in seven months. Reed is aggressive and that gets him into contention and helps him win tournaments. But, as we’ve seen before, that style also can crash and burn. As is with any Masters, it is due to be a high drama, intense four days of golf at arguably the most picturesque golf course in the world. Clear your schedule Apr. 10-13 and watch it unfold.
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In some respects, hockey players, especially in sports, considering the amount of equipment that prevents the world from seeing the players within. While many things have changed in the world of hockey, with the masks eventually becoming helmets, seeing them painted and carefully designed is nothing new for the recent goaltending generations. Since the initiation of the goalie mask by game against the New York Rangers, goaltenders have utilized the opportunity to show their colorful personality on its canvas. delphia Flyers, became a catalyst for the painted mask after transforming his protector for the Halloween night game against the LA Kings. Favell told his trainer, Frank Lewis, during the team’s morning skate that it’d be kind of cool to paint his mask orange to go along with their orange jerseys, replicating the great pumpkin for Halloween night. painted idea and upping creativity to the next level, with what fans have voted on as the best mask of all time. Cheevers’s top tier mask was based on putting stitch marks over the white canvas every time he got hit in the mask by a puck. The masked men have always been known for their “interesting”, personalities and with the help of Ilya Bryzgalov’s performance on NHL 24/7, we’ve seen that not much has changed. With such bizarre or colorful personalities behind the mask, it was only a matter of time before it leaked through onto the blank canvas that prevented an abundance of stitches and missing teeth. However, it’s not necessarily about the things you see on the helmet, but the psychological foundation on which it was selected. Throughout hockey, relatives, music, animals, and essentially anything of personal importance or that looks cool has been plastered on the goaltenders’ canvas. “When I decided to make my move to goalie, SCSU goaltender Charlie Lindgren said. “It’s something that every kid looks forward to, designing their equipment… especially with helmets; it’s a part of you.” “With the goalie mask, you’re allowed to put your own personal touch on it; I think that’s something that started... goalies started wearing the mask,” SCSU goaltender Ryan Faragher said. “We’re different than the rest of the players on our team and we get to show it in our designs.” “It’s something every kid looks forward to; it’s
that if I got on the honor roll three-out-of-four quarters that he’d get my helmet painted.” agher said. “My dad did it for a Christmas present when I was 13, my nickname was Rhino so we had a rhino on it… it was pretty cool, I was really excited.” ing a balance between glorifying and representing their team, all the while mixing in their personal passions into the design. Faragher seems to have found that balance with his current cage, keeping those things and people he loves as close to his mind as possible. “On my helmet I’ve got the school crest on the top, and mine’s covered in ice, making it look like it’s breaking through,” Faragher explained. “I’ve got a skeleton-type guy on my left side. It’s from Way of All Flesh” album cover.” “On the back I put both my grandmothers’ initials,” Faragher said. ”They both passed away before I came to college and without them I wouldn’t be here.” Along with the initials for his grandmothers, adding more to honor his family, Faragher placed for his grandma Rose. Lining the top of Faragher’s back palette is the team motto ‘All In’, while at the bottom is the name of a song he and his friend wrote together “For my helmets here on out I’ll always have something to do with my family and music,” Faraand I’ve had everyone since then.” The process of creating these works of art is a challenge for both the keeper and the artist, some of whom have never met the creator, and have to use photos and imagination to try and envision what the other is attempting. That’s the case for pany, having never met, yet producing a design Lindgren’s current helmet has the phrase, “St motto, and a big SCSU logo across the top crest, mimicking that of the Habs. Lindgren also got creative with the hidden, or special effect element of his mask, swapping the husky you often see as a player, and creating a “Husky goalie” on the right ear palette of the helmet. “I told them the layout as much as I could, referring them to Henrik Lundqvist (goaltender for the New York Rangers) and showed them photos of where I wanted each thing,” Lindgren explained. “It’s tough when you haven’t met the guy who does it, but it turned out great.” favorite of the men’s SCSU goaltenders, a company that has been familiar for their work across the OHL and NCAA college hockey world. and around college guys,” Faragher said. “I liked the way he did stuff, so I’ll probably try him out
Phillippi’s military tribute helmet can be seen on top with the “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima”. Lindgren’s helmet on the bottom sporting the Husky goalie and the phrase “St. Cloud Proud.”. again.”
sign has been in the custom paint service for over 15 years and is a factory authorized painter for Bauer, Eddy Masks, Masked Marvel, and Warwick Masks. For most, the design process is a give-and-take arrangement, bouncing ideas off one another until both the creator and keeper have an accord. create a design individually and present it to the designee for approval. “I’m kind of an artsy guy myself, so I like to with the designs and colors and see what my dad and brother think about it, and I go from there.”
with SCSU’s red, black and white, that run up the center panel from brow to the top/end of the front cage. With the military theme, on the left ear ing the Flag on Iwo Jima”, with the soldiers hoistSCSU Husky engulfs the right ear panel, while on his chin the nickname “Flip” is sprayed in white, lined with SCSU black and red. While many fans watch the games without knowing the man inside the mask, if they were to take the time to examine the works of art, chances are they may have a better idea of just who inhabits it. While being peppered with shots, the painted images on their helmets often mean just as much, if not more, than the blue paint below their blades.
Reimer’s induction ceremony Scott Gross CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Matt Reimer was an assistant coach for the SCSU Huskies for the past 17 seasons, all the while grooming himself to be ready to hopefully someday take over the reins from Kevin Schlagel. This past season, the past 40 years, Schlagel decided it was time to call it a career. All indications were that Reimer would be, or at least, should be, the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach. It was a slam dunk choice to many aided by the alley-oop pass from Schlagel’s lips, verbally endorsing Reimer at the start of the 2013-14 season. Athletic Director Heather a power forward ready to absorb a charge, to conduct a proper national search and name without question the top candidate for the open head coaching spot. Weems stated in the press conference, “From the beginning I shared that I was interested in hiring the best person for this position, and while many of you feel I could have made that decision a long time ago, I think it was important that Matt [Reimer] earn the position, not only through the work he demonstrated at St. Cloud State as an assistant coach, but also by articulating what he brings to the head coaching chair. Without question, Matt has been mentored by one of it was important to me that he also
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well as in our community’s minds, the Matt Reimer era of basketball.” Reimer echoed the statement by Weems by stating he was “very comfortable” throughout the season in speaking with Weems on multiple occasions, despite to many of the public that he seemed to be in an awkward situation. “The whole process, I was perfectly comfortable,” Reimer said in his press conference. “You know, people would say to me, you deserve this job because you’ve been there for 17 years. I would say, I appreciate your sentiment but I
During the press conference at his induction ceremony, new Head Coach of the SCSU men’s basketball team Matt Reimer answered questions along side SCSU Athletic Director Heather Weems.
want to earn the job; I want to be the next head basketball coach, not because I have been here for a long time, but because I am the best candidate for the job at this particular time, and I truly believe that.” Through the process, Reimer proved to himself, to Weems, and to the search committee that he was as smooth as a 12 foot jumper that kisses the backboard and stretches the net. Simple yet remarkable when done absolutely right, and that is exactly what Weems set out to do and all Reimer wanted. He got his shot and he drained it from 25 feet out. He proved it to the team he would inherit and helped build through recruiting and he also proved it to the fans and supporters in attendance. “This means the world to me,” Reimer said. “I have been preparing for this opportunity, and for it to be here brings incredible joy and happiness. I can’t wait for the challenges that lie
ahead. When I called my wife, the emotion and joy that she showed and shared with me over the phone, I think Kevin probably heard from
that way with people close to me that I know. As I have gone through this whole process, one thing that keeps coming back to me is how humbled I am by all the people that have supported not only our program, but right now in this particular time, myself with this position,” Reimer said. Reimer was formally named SCSU Head Men’s Basketball Coach on March 24 as the 13th head coach in SCSU Men’s BasketReimer has been a full-time assistant coach with the Huskies since the prior to that as a graduate assistant coach to current Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Commissioner, Butch Raymond. Reimer’s
the recruiting trail. “Now that we
program, my immediate plan is to meet with the recruits that we have been working with,” Reimer said. Since joining the Huskies as an assistant coach, Reimer has been the recruiting coordinator and director of operations and player personnel. He handled scouting and practice preparation, served as defensive coordinator, coached guards and wings, coordinated academic progress and checks, was in charge of scheduling, and coordinated all team travel. He also developed and established weight and conditioning programs for the team and assisted in fundraising. Reimer and his wife, Tracy, have two daughters, Brittany and Kitri. The Huskies open their 2014-15 season in Las Vegas, Nev., on Nov. 14-15 versus Emporia State, and Lindewood in the Las Vegas/ MIAA Conference Challenge.