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AUGUST 29, 2006
VOLUME 96, ISSUE 2
Assault at apartment complex shakes residents Zandria Avila and David Saleh Rauf The University Star A 22-year-old San Marcos woman suffered severe injuries outside her apartment after she was attacked by a man with a knife Aug. 14 at Village on the River apartments on Aquarena Springs Drive. The woman, who police will not identify, was walking from the parking lot to her apartment around 6:10 a.m. when she was assailed outside her complex,
San Marcos Police Sgt. Penny Dunn said. The attacker wrestled the woman to the ground, hit her in the face multiple times and began dragging her to the back of the building, leaving a trail of blood, before he ﬂed. She was treated for serious injuries at Central Texas Medical Center. SMPD is currently searching for the suspect. “We certainly don’t have a lot to go on at this point, but we have leads that have been followed up on and some of those have eliminated potential suspects,” Dunn said. “There were
people who heard the women screaming. We’ve interviewed all of them, but nothing that has led to the development of a suspect.” Rudy Lopez, mass communication junior, lives below the woman who was attacked. Lopez was out of town during the incident but said the woman shared her account with him a few days later. She was getting ready to go to work that morning, Lopez said, and she saw a man walking around the complex. “She said whenever she stepped right here on the ﬁrst
steps … that’s when her dog, she had a little dog and I guess it turned around and jumped,” Lopez said. “When she looked back, she saw a guy rushing her and I think he tried to take her down right here, or something and punched her repeatedly and tried to knock her out. “He punched her in the face. It was really bad. I think it broke whatever bone that is right there. It was so swollen that she couldn’t see out of it and they had to wait for the swelling to come down before they were able to know what they were go-
ing to do with it. I think she had to have surgery on it.” Lopez said the attacker then began dragging the woman and held a knife to her throat but did not stab her. “He tried to drag her, I think, around to the other side, around the corner of this building. She said that all of the sudden, you know, after all that, he was trying to get her to take her pants off,” Lopez said. “I don’t think he physically tried because he had a knife on him. I think he just See ASSAULT page 3
Wreck causes gridlock on I-35 David Saleh Rauf The University Star
Southbound trafﬁc on Interstate 35 in San Marcos came to a standstill Thursday when three semi trucks were involved in a collision, blocking all lanes for about six hours. The wreck occurred just south of Yarrington Road at approximately 10 a.m. as the trucks entered the southbound weigh station, San Marcos Police Commander Warren Zerr said. “There were three trucks involved in the wreck,” Zerr said. “The ﬁrst truck was stopped on the interstate, waiting its turn to go on to the weigh station. The second truck was slowing down, to stop behind truck number one and truck number three slammed into the rear of number two, pushing number two into number one.” One person was seriously injured in the crash. The driver of the third truck, Jorge Hidrogo, was airlifted to Austin’s Brackenridge Hospital for internal injuries and broken bones, Zerr said. San Marcos Fire Rescue used “extrication tools” to free Hidrogo from the cab of his truck. “We had two stations respond to it. They extricated one individual from the cab of his truck and helped load him and send him to the hospital,” San Marcos Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Len Nored said. “We make usually at least one wreck a day on the interstate. As far as needing the Jaws of Life, probably a couple of times a month.” Zerr said it is common practice to request assistance from San Marcos Fire Rescue in an accident on I-35. “We use them a lot. Those guys save our lives,” Zerr said. “We use them quite a bit on the interstate, even if we’re working a minor wreck, because they’ll bring their big ﬁre truck up there and block the lanes so
ASG meets for ﬁrst time this semester By A.N. Hernández The University Star
Mark Decker/Star photo 18 WHEELERS COLLIDE: San Marcos Police Department along with the San Marcos Fire Department look over the wreckage from the accident. Interstate 35 was closed for almost a mile from Yarrington Rd. southbound on Thursday afternoon. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
we don’t get run over.” While clearing the semis off the road, one of the trucks sparked a small grass ﬁre, Zerr said. “It was truck number two, but it wasn’t anything major,” he said. “When the wreckers were pulling it off into the median it had some metal rubbing and it sparked or got hot
and set the grass on ﬁre and the guy stomped it out real quick.” Although southbound lanes were closed for about six hours, Zerr said the desolate location of the crash helped facilitate the redirecting of trafﬁc. “We took the trafﬁc off the 210 exit ramp southbound, took them around the accident
and put them right back on again. The beauty of that area out is that there is nothing there yet, so there’s no trafﬁc lights or intersection for them to go through,” he said. “What that means is that people went off the road, went down the access road and got back on again. It was backed up a little bit, but not bad.”
The only thing that slowed down the process, Zerr said, was a consistent stream of “rubberneckers.” “We all do it. People will drive by and they have to look,” he said. “When they’re looking at the wreck they’re not looking at their driving, so there’s a ﬁfty-yard gap between them and the car in front of them.”
Textbook prices, tuition increases and more ﬁnancial aid opportunities were the main issues discussed at the inaugural Associated Student Government session for the 2006-2007 school year Monday. The ofﬁcial session was shortened to allow for a Senate Workshop afterward. Frank Bartley, student regent for the Texas State University System, was the ﬁrst to address the ASG executives and 21 student body senators present. Bartley, public administration senior, reiterated ASG’s “primary job to serve as a voice for all students.” Bartley said the chancellor’s ofﬁce is looking closely into textbook prices and urged a dialogue among the senators to make ﬁnancial aid easier to obtain for current and incoming students. ASG President Kyle Morris spoke about creating a stronger ASG collaboration with the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District, which would encompass mentoring programs provided by the College of Education. All efforts he said would be “certain to tear down the wall” between the university and the SMCISD, “This would show that students of the university are devoted to students in area high schools,” he said, “and that we want them to be on this hill when they graduate from high school.” Morris said there is a new scholarship in the works that would potentially be offered by the University Bookstore. MorSee ASG, page 3
Businesses interrupted by water main breakage By Jacqueline Davis The University Star
Danny Rodriguez/Star photo PUNCTURE PROBLEMS: Water ﬂows over the road at the corner of University Drive and North LBJ after a water main was punctured by a state contractor. Police diverted trafﬁc as city of San Marcos workers labored to ﬁx what was called a routine break.
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A state contractor punctured a 12-inch water main Aug. 18 on the corner of North LBJ Drive and University Drive, causing ankledeep ﬂooding and halting trafﬁc one block in each direction. The water main broke at 1 p.m. when a contractor drilled a four-inch hole while boring under the street to install new trafﬁc lights to be synchronized by the city. At least 18 businesses did not have water until 7 p.m.
Two-day Forecast Wednesday Isolated T-Storms Temp: 97°/ 70° Precipitation: 30%
Thursday Partly Cloudy Temp: 97°/ 71° Precipitation: 20%
when crews had fully corrected the break. “Because of the thickness of the asphalt and that (the break) was on the side of the main, it surfaced at the curb line and popped the pavement up like a cork,” said Tom Taggart, director of water/wastewater utilities. Crews located the problem area, isolating it by 2 p.m., but it was ﬁve hours later when the piping was ﬁxed to normal working order. The nearby streets were reopened shortly afterward. Taggart said contractor activity that damages piping is
fairly common, adding that repairs went smoothly and were routine. “It’s not uncommon in the life of a city,” said Dan O’Leary, city manager. “There are typically a couple of these every year.” The surrounding businesses found ways of getting around the brief lack of water. “There weren’t any (fountain) sodas, so we bought canned sodas and sold them for cheaper,” said Marissa McCottry, curriculum and instruction senior and Subway employee. Subway em-
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ployees used hand sanitizer and took dishes to another store location to wash. “This whole block was shut down,” McCottry said, referring to the road closures. The city will receive further repairs to the pavement from the state, Taggart said, but O’Leary does not think the state will be involved. “The person who punctured it will be responsible,” O’Leary said. A boil water advisory was in effect for nearby businesses until Aug. 21 to ensure water quality.
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Tuesday in Brief
August 29, 2006
Emily Thompson of El Paso has been selected as one of 10 Collegiate Development Consultants for the Delta Gamma fraternity for the 2006-07 schoolyear. She will travel to several college campuses across the country assisting the local chapters in all areas of operation, including programming, recruitment and ﬁnance. Thompson received her bachelor’s in mass commu-
nication with a minor in leadership studies. During her collegiate years in Delta Gamma, she held numerous ofﬁces, including vice-president of member education and director of Well Aware. Aside from Delta Gamma, she served as vice-president of the National Broadcast Society. — Courtesy of Delta Gamma Marketing and Public Relations
News Contact — David Saleh Rauf, firstname.lastname@example.org
A fool for pool TUESDAY The Tennis Club will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the tennis courts on Sessom Drive behind Joe’s Crab Shack. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact the Tennis Club president, Chris Harris, at email@example.com.
Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 130 W. Holland St. For more information, call (512) 3572049.
Football will play Tarleton State at 1 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium.
THURSDAY The Tennis Club will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the tennis courts on Sessom Drive behind Joe’s Crab Shack. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact the Tennis Club president, Chris Harris, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
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FRIDAY Women’s Soccer will play Centenary College at 7:30 p.m. at the soccer complex.
There will be an Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Discussion Group entitled “Adult sex ratio variation in a Roosevelt elk population is inﬂuenced by habitat” at 6:30 p.m. at The Greenhouse.
In the back to school issue of The University Star, the story “Secretary of State addresses graduates” identiﬁed a graduating student as Hector Garza. The alumnus’ name is Edgar Garza.
will hold its weekly meeting at 8:30 p.m. in Old Main, Room 320. There will be contemporary worship, relevant teaching, prayer and fun. Everyone is welcome. Contact (512) 557-7988 or email@example.com.
University Bookstore will extend their hours from 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
American Marketing Association will host an informational meeting with guest speaker Denise Smart, dean of the McCoy College of Business Administration, at 5:30 p.m. in LBJ Student Center, Room 3-14.1. Students of all majors are welcome. Free food and refreshments will be provided.
1862 – Battle of Second Bull Run 1885 – First motorcyle is patented 1914 – Women’s Defense Relief
Corp is created in Britain
1949 – Soviets drop atomic bomb 1958 – Michael Jackson is born 1975 – Eamon de Valera, the most
SUNDAY A memorial tree planting for C.J. Nelson, a university student for several years who passed away July 4, will be at noon at the Wildlife Habitat Park at the corner of Riverside Drive and Cheatham Street. Park in the city parking lot at this corner and look for the white ribbons marking the trails and footbridge over to the tree planting site. Extra parking is along Riverside Drive across the street from Herbert’s and at the Nature Center on Interstate 35 at Riverside. The San Marcos River Foundation will plant the tree. More information is available by calling (512) 393-3787. All his friends are welcome to attend — casual dress is encouraged.
MONDAY Labor Day, classes will not meet. Go to www.UniversityStar.com and click on contact to view calendar and Stars of Texas State submission policies.
dominent Irish political ﬁgure of the 20th century, dies at age 92
Danny Rodriguez/Star photo Business adminstration freshman Matias Alvigini relaxes by shooting pool with fellow Falls Hall residents after ﬁnishing classes Monday.
CRIME BL TTER University Police Department Aug. 14, 9 a.m. Driving with Invalid License/ N. LBJ Drive An ofﬁcer came in contact with two non-students and four students on N. LBJ Drive. One of the non-students was driving with an invalid license was arrested and transported to Hays County Law Enforcement Center to await magistration. Three of the students were issued citations for minor in possession of alcohol and open containers. Aug. 19, 2:35 a.m. DUI Minor/Student Center Drive An ofﬁcer came in contact with one student driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Upon further investigation, the
student was found to be driving under the inﬂuence of alcohol and was taken to HCLEC awaiting magistration. Aug. 22, 1:33 a.m. Criminal Mischief/Blanco Hall Three students reported to an officer that two nonstudents caused damage to a student vehicle near Blanco Hall. This case is under investigation. Aug. 22, 7:31 p.m. Failure to Comply: Striking unattended vehicle/Blanco Hall garage A student reported to a police officer that damage had been caused to a vehicle in the Blanco Hall Parking Garage. This case is under investigation.
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Daily Beat Penalties in effect for those violating smoking policy Were you at the student convocation? If so, you may have heard the president urge students to support the campus smoking policy. The Texas State Smoking Policy, www.txstate.edu/effective/upps/upps-04-05-02.html, which was revised in April 2005, designated The Quad, Alkek Library and Academic Services Building breezeways as smokefree and prohibited smoking within 20 feet. of building entrances, open windows and airintake areas. If you see someone smoking in one of the prohibited areas, you are encouraged to remind them of this policy. Most people are happy to comply if given a gentle reminder that is both friendly and non-judgmental. Persons who refuse to comply should be reported to the appropriate
management ofﬁcial (professor, supervisor, administrator). Students will be referred to Student Justice for disciplinary action. Employees will be subject to university disciplinary action. Why is the campus administration pushing the enforcement of smoke-free zones? University administrators are responsible for protecting the health of students, faculty and staff. A recent report released on June 27, by U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona provided further evidence that secondhand smoke affects both smokers and non-smokers. The report concludes that “there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their risk of developing heart disease by 25 to 30 percent and lung cancer by 20 to 30 percent.” — Courtesy of the Student Health Center
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ASSAULT: Attack changes daily lives of apartment dwellers CONTINUED from page 1
kind of like was commanding her to do it with the knife to her throat — pretty much threatening her, threatening her life.” Lopez said one of the other neighbors heard the commotion outside and called the police. “She said kind of randomly he just sort of looked up and that’s when he stopped and took off running. I guess while this was going on the other neighbor had heard it,” Lopez said. “After he let her go and took off running, she ran up the stairs and came right here and knocked on (the upstairs neighbors) door. He opened the door, yanked her in, closed it and called the cops.” The woman recently moved out of the complex. Since the attack, Village on the River apartment complex has posted a composite sketch of the suspect outside of their ofﬁce and a brief letter on each resident’s door. Some feel the complex has not taken appropriate action to ensure the safety of its residents. “They haven’t talked to us; they haven’t had anything other than that paper,” Amber Santibanez said. “I wish they would have at least said you know we’re going to check the locks or there’s going to be other precautions, like maybe a patrol around the complex.” Santibanez, elementary education senior, and her roommate are now taking added precautions to safeguard against a possible attack. “If it’s going to be late at night and we know the other one is home, we’ll call the other person and we’ll meet them to make sure we walk together,” Santibanez said. “We’re getting mace and other things like a blow horn or a whistle. We’re just taking more precautions.” Other residents have decided to follow suit and arm themselves while walking around the complex. Megan Decker, criminal justice senior, recently purchased an aluminum bat to carry while walking her dog at night. “I carry a bat,” Decker said. “I walk him alone sometimes and it’s dark in some places, so I carry that with me if he needs to go out at night.” Decker said she has questioned the apartment complex about the lack of action they have taken since the incident. “I think the apartment complex isn’t really doing what they’re supposed to,” she said. “The sketch of him is by the mailbox; it’s not even by this
laundry room, it’s not in the workout room. I told them there kind of downplaying it. I feel that as a resident we should have the right to know what is going on, what is going to be done to protect us.” Kurt Jacobson, spokesman for Pinnacle Realty Management Company, which manages Village on the River apartments, said in a press release that the complex has “been working cooperatively with the San Marcos Police Department, which has increased how often they check out the property,” and that they have “contracted a patrol to help check for unusual activity.” Kent Tucker and his girlfriend, Heather Stanton, have lived in Village on the River for about a year. Tucker said the management has kept the situation “on the hush.” He said the management’s refusal to openly talk about the situation with its residents is what upsets him. “The only thing that got me was they weren’t willing to say anything, because for me information is the true power,” he said. “Until we heard from the dude in building four, we had no idea if it was a violent assault or a sexual assault.” Tucker said the attack has changed the way he and his girlfriend go about their daily activities in the complex. “We don’t go to the mailbox alone now; we don’t go to do laundry alone. We don’t go down to the pool or the ﬁtness room alone,” he said. Lopez also said the apartment complex has done little to ease the current tension among its residents. “The only thing that I have noticed around the complex is they’ve maybe turned on a couple more lights at night but that’s about it,” he said. “The little gazebo lights, they used to not turn them on for awhile and now lately I’ve noticed they’ve been on at night. Other than that they didn’t do anything.” Even though some residents have been taking precautions to protect themselves, others are not as concerned. Rachael Warnock, elementary education junior, said she still feels relatively safe at the apartment complex. “I grew up around San Marcos and I feel like it’s pretty much a safe city but things like that happen everywhere. I feel a lot safer here in San Marcos then when I go out to Austin,” Warnock said. “It’s just one of the things you have to be aware — aware of your surroundings, aware of the people around you at all time.”
OFF TO A STRONG START
Monty Marion/Star photo Advertising Senior Chris Albano performs the deadlift Monday evening while working out at the Student Recreation Center. The SRC is open seven days a week with free admittance for anyone with a current Texas State ID.
ASG: Student’s financial concerns on council’s agenda CONTINUED from page 1
ris expects a scholarship proposal from John Root, director of auxiliary services, by the end of this week or early next week. Other issues, which he said were “still in the pipeline,” were more dual credit opportunities for SMCISD students at Texas State and new scholarships earmarked for high school graduates attending Texas State. Morris mentioned a potential name
DAVIS, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reached a deal with state legislators Monday to raise the state minimum wage to $8 per hour by 2008. The governor publicly promised to sign the bill, which has not yet been passed, when it reaches his desk in January. According to the deal, the increase from the current $6.75 per hour wage will happen in increments over the next two years, beginning with an increase of 75 cents on Jan. 1, 2007. The State Legislature conceded to have the wage increased automatically with inﬂation in order to strike the agreement with the governor, who has vetoed other attempts to raise the state’s minimum wage. State minimum wages, although not required by law, have risen above the
change for Sam Houston State University that may be discussed during the next Texas legislative session. Senators cheered him on as he expressed disagreement with the potential name circulating, which would be Texas State UniversitySam Houston. “There is one Texas State University. There should always be just one,” he said. ASG Vice President Amanda Oskey told senators that their job in the organization should not be taken lightly. “No other organization on campus can
say it’s the voice of an army of over 27,000 students,” she said. Oskey said that the Texas legislative session coming up in January should be motivation for the student senators to stay diligent in their cause, which is to be a voice for students. “We want the legislation to know that tuition is too expensive, that there are some students who can’t afford our textbooks,” Oskey said. Because of the Labor Day holiday Sept. 4, the next ASG meeting will be Sept. 11.
CDC suggests HIV testing at doctor appointments By Molly Bechtel The California Aggie (UC-Davis) DAVIS, Calif. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will make a recommendation next month to include HIV testing as standard procedure for doctor’s appointments. The CDC is scheduled to issue the suggestion in September, which could make the screening as routine as cholesterol tests and other screenings for people ages 13 to 64. Kevin Fenton, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, said the organization is making strides to bridge the gap for HIV testing in clinical settings. “What we want to do is to address barriers to testing in clinical sites,” Fenton said at a May 5 news conference. “We know that a barrier is the signiﬁcant time it takes for pretest counseling. HIV testing outside clinical settings will still
California to see increased state minimum wage by 2008 By E. Ashley Wright The California Aggie (UC-Davis)
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federal minimum wage of $5.15 per hour in over a dozen states. States such as Alaska, Washington and Vermont have already passed legislation to exceed $7 per hour. California’s wages have recently been of interest with Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco in the city’s effort to raise wages for residents to $8.50 per hour. However, with the enthusiasm over this victory for low-wage workers, experts still warn that minimum wages were designed to increase annually in proportion to inﬂation, a job that has not been done since the 1950s. Nevertheless, Schwarzenegger spoke enthusiastically in what he said is an effort to help low-income families living on minimum wage. “With our economy booming and nearly 600,000 new jobs since I took ofﬁce, the time is right to raise the minimum wage for working families,” the governor said at an Aug. 22 press conference. “I promised in January
bear the requirement for pretest counseling.” Polly Paulson, a health educator for the Health Education and Promotion program through the Cowell Student Health Center at the University of California at Davis, said the center will resume oral HIV testing starting fall quarter, a practice that has taken place for the last two academic years. “It’s walk-in, so no appointment is necessary,” Paulson said. “We assign a random number to them and never ask for any identifying information.” As far as making HIV testing standard procedure in the health center, Paulson is unsure. “I’m not in charge of clinical services, so it’s hard for me to make a comment on how they are going to be practicing their medicine,” Paulson said. “Certainly any student who requests a test can take the test. In terms of a policy where every student who comes in is offered a test, I don’t see anything like that at this time.”
Paulson said the test should be considered by anyone having unprotected sex. “People do have often more than one partner over a period of time, but just being in a monogamous relationship means you aren’t protected or not at risk,” Paulson said. “It’s something partners need to really talk about. People who are feeling a sense of responsibility are deﬁnitely getting tested.” Jaime Ordonez, HIV/AIDS director for the Yolo County Health Department, said he feels making HIV testing a routine procedure would change dynamics in doctors’ ofﬁces, but the change would affect health care providers more than the health department. “I haven’t heard anything up to this point in the health department that will change on our level,” Ordonez said. As of now, the CDC advises routine testing only for pregnant women, people living in high HIV-infection areas and high-risk groups, such as gay men and intravenous drug users.
think it is a positive thing … I’m very pleased that the governor and the legislators are taking this step.”
—Lois Wolk California State Assembly member
that I would sign legislation increasing the minimum wage if it was not indexed to inﬂation. And that’s exactly what I will do when this bill hits my desk.” According to leaders of the State Senate and Assembly, the governor’s willingness to support a minimum wage raise encouraged bipartisan agreement over the issue. The bill is expected to bring over $2 billion to minimum wage workers statewide. Lois Wolk, California State Assembly member from the eighth district, said the bill is a step in the right direction. “I think it is a positive thing,” she said. “It hasn’t passed yet, but there
Karl Mondon/Contra Costa Times/KRT appears to be an agreement for a phase in wage increase. I’m very pleased that the governor and the legislators are taking this step.” Wolk also noted that the cost of living in California will still be too ex-
pensive for those earning the increased minimum wage. “It is still pretty low, but it is important for us to move in this direction,” she said. “It will still be hard for a family to live on a wage this low.”
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releasesof the week music Game Theory — The Roots
Modern Times — Bob Dylan
Survive — Much the Same
Nightcrawler — Pete Yorn
Akeelah and the Bee — (PG) Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne Lonesome Jim — (R) Casey Afﬂeck, Liv Tyler
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The Sentinel — (PG-13) Michael Douglas, Keifer Sutherland Taking the Lead — (PG-13) Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown
Trends Contact — Maira Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
P FOR RAP L Athis Cat season’s theatre productions By Jill Jarvis The University Star
Jennings. “I think the production of Rocky Horror will be fun for the Texas State’s award-win- student body. The department ning department of theatre has some really neat shows to and dance has an exciting show off this season,” said Jimupcoming fall semester, be- my Moore, theatre junior, who ginning with the fourth an- is currently directing a play of nual Texas State Black and his own in New Braunfels. Latino Playwrights Conference According to the departin September and ending with ment’s chairman, John Flema performance of the cult-clas- ing, Texas State has a large, sic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, high-quality theatre program in November. with many past successes. For the Black and Latino “We are looking forward to Playwrights Conference, a really good year,” said Flemscripts were submitted from ing. all over the country and the In regard to auditions, which two winning plays will be per- were held Thursday evening formed at Texas State during for these forthcoming producthe third weekend in Septem- tions, Fleming said he wants all ber. of the theatre students to have The ﬁrst winning script, a chance to perform in at least titled Yo Frederick, is a rap ver- one of the many productions sion of the early life of Frederick this season. Douglas and will be performed “Throughout the course of Sept. 22 the semester and 23. there will be The other literally hunconferdreds of roles ence winfor student ner is a actors,” said play reFleming. vealing the Fleming said effects of that students —Jay Jennings are required to the Vietnam War theatre director maintain a 2.5 on three GPA to perd i f f e re n t form in any of individuals and is titled The the main stage productions. Faraway Nearby. The department also has Theatre professor Michael two graduate students directCostello will be directing a ing plays this semester. The production of Tennessee Wil- ﬁrst graduate show is Frame liams’ Night of the Iguana this 312 and will be directed by semester, which will run in Amanda Gass. It depicts one early October. family’s involvement in the “It’s been far too long since Kennedy assassination and we’ve done anything by Ten- will run from Oct. 19 to 22. nessee Williams and this was The second production that considered his last great play,” will be directed by a graduate Costello said. student is a classic, Japanese “The play has fabulous roles tale titled Rashomon. The play for women and great character will be directed by Kelly Vuthiroles and some of the char- karn and is scheduled to run acters speak only German or the last weekend in October. Spanish throughout the play,” The season will continue said Costello. on into the spring semesCostello said the play would ter with productions of the help with one of the classes he British comedy Move Over, teaches in the department. Mrs. Markham, which will be “This is my ﬁrst opportunity performed in February and to direct one of Williams’ plays William Shakespeare’s clasand it really applies to the real- sic, Much Ado About Nothing, ism class that I teach,” Costello scheduled for mid-April. said. The fall semester will end FIND OUT MORE with a rendition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which For more information about will debut on Nov. 7. Texas State’s department of “Austin’s slogan is ‘Keep theatre and dance, log on to Austin Weird’ and this show is www.theatreanddance.txstate. all about weird; all about weird edu, or to get tickets for any of and all about sex!” said direc- the upcoming shows, call the tor and theatre professor Jay box ofﬁce at (512)245-2204.
his show is “T all about weird; all about weird and all about sex!.”
Deleigh Hermes/ Star photo RISING STAR: Texas State University student Jonathan Clay has been singing central Texas music. On Aug 25, Clay played selections from his debut album “Whole New Me” to the crowd at Lucy’s on the Square.
Jonathan Clay finds success in independent music scene By Maira Garcia The University Star Singer/songwriter Jonathan Clay has faired well in the music industry despite not being signed to a label. The former Texas State student, who now plays music full-time, has been enjoying the success of his self-produced album, Whole New Me. “Stuff is happening. I have had my CD out for about a little over a year and it’s done surprisingly well for an independent (release),” Clay said. Whole New Me prominently displays Clay’s musical inﬂuences, particularly John Mayer, Damien Rice and Angus Lee. Clay started playing music when he was in high school and at that time didn’t know the direction he wanted to take his music. Decisions such as going to college made him feel like he was distancing himself from his goal of being a professional musician, but it ended up being the key to his creativity. “I had no direction, no goals. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I went to school here and found myself musically,” Clay said. “I found some inspiration and I developed direction and vision of what I was trying to do.” The songs on Whole New Me
had no direction, no goals. I didn’t “I know what I wanted to do, but I went to school here and found myself
musically. I found some inspiration and I developed direction and vision of what I was trying to do.”
—Jonathan Clay independent musician
were initially part of a recording session Clay did with a friend of his during his sophomore year. “I wrote all my songs the ﬁrst half of freshman year,” Clay said. “I got to be friends with a guy who was a sound recording technology major. He recorded a couple of my songs for his semester project.” Clay said the project was a learning experience since he had not recorded in a studio prior to the session. “I got something I could give to people. I got something people could give to other people and I think that’s what’s important,” Clay said. Since the recording sessions, which he recorded with just his acoustic guitar, Clay has added a bass player, jazz studies freshman Justin Filor and a drummer, pre-med senior Adam Littman.
His album caught the attention of the management ﬁrm OnCampus Booking, who deal solely with unsigned artists that cater to a college audience. In addition to the management deal, Clay uses MySpace as one of his promotion outlets. “It’s a wonderful vehicle to get your music out there,” Clay said. “I went out there with a guerillaapproach to marketing. I was like, ‘whatever I can do to get my music into people’s ears,’ and MySpace was great for that.” Currently, Clay has more than 50,000 friends on his MySpace page and about 346,000 proﬁle views. Although he considers the Web site an important tool for promoting himself, he acknowledges that ﬂooding people with friends’ requests can hurt an independent artist. “People start to get numb to artists because they have 10 dif-
ferent artists asking them to be their friends everyday,” Clay said. “You get put into that MySpace artist category.” Through his various outlets of promotion, Clay has achieved a following in San Marcos. “Jonathan Clay is awesome,” said junior biology major Mike Atkisson as he watched Clay’s set on Friday night at Lucy’s in San Marcos. Others who hadn’t heard Clay live until that night were left with a positive impression. “I thought he was pretty good, actually. I would see him play more,” said freshman political science freshman Stephanie Hernandez. Clay’s live performances feature him as a solo act, but recently he has been playing with a full band. Clay has various performances scheduled throughout Texas, but his main concentration is creating new material. While Clay is certain about recording a new album, he doesn’t know what direction he will take to get the album out. “I’m going to work on putting another CD out and deciding how I’m going to go about that because there are a lot of different avenues I can take. I’ve been talking to a couple of producers and indie labels. I’m just trying to ﬁnd where I ﬁt best,” Clay said.
KTSW Bookstore Blowout successful, entertaining Alex Hering Special to The University Star KTSW, Texas State’s student-run radio station, held a Back-to-School Bookstore Blowout last Thursday. The Bookstore Blowout, a promotional event, provided free entertainment during the rush of last-minute book and supply purchases. “We just want to bring students together. We are here to entertain these people with free stuff and games while they are in these long lines spending hundreds of dollars on books,” Brian Shelton, KTSW’s promotions director said. Games included a ring toss, a magnet ﬁshing game, “old school Nintendo” and a prize wheel. KTSW was also giving away grab bags, drink koozies, T-shirts, tickets, stickers and band posters provided by Waterloo Records. KTSW provided live music in the lobby area of the University Bookstore. David Pe-
tit, freshman international studies major, enjoyed the entertainment. “It’s good quality stuff. I think things like this add to the diversity of campus,” Petit said. The acoustic songstress Halley Anna and alternative-indie rock band The Tingles performed live for bookstore patrons, employees and audiences sitting by displays. Evan Johnson, promotions assistant, said the radio station has a wide array of genres to appeal to all students. “There is music for everyone on our station. The specialty shows have everything from rap to jazz, indie rock, country and R&B,” Johnson said. Shelton said if a radio isn’t around or if you want to listen to KTSW in a computer lab, the radio station’s MySpace page has live streaming audio. According to Shelton, music wasn’t the only reason KTSW was there. “The most important thing is that we are giving away a free bike!” Shelton said.
The San Marcos Women’s shelter will be receiving 100 percent of the proceeds from the bike that was rafﬂed off last week. Jennifer Wells was the recipient of the Huffy Mountain bike. Wells didn’t plan on going to the Bookstore Blowout but agrees KTSW chose an effective way of getting to the students. “The bookstore is packed with students this time of year, they couldn’t go wrong,” Wells said. “And I am always around the student center, which is the best place to get the word.” Look forward to a KTSW-sponsored event during the holiday season for another Women’s Shelter rafﬂe. KTSW plans on organizing these types of events often. Look for ﬂyers on the Lunchbox Concert Series throughout the semester. “We are giving away stickers, band posters, CDs and pizza,” Shelton said. “And we always have live bands.” The ﬁrst of The Lunchbox Concert Series is scheduled for Sept.
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Student desires drive SACA activities By Andrea L. Short The University Star
of students stopped by to rufﬂe through the posters and add to their dorm décor. To start off back to school with a bang, SACA The Student Association for Campus Activities organized RecJam in Sewell Park on Aug. 19. Food, plans an array of events for students to enjoy on fun and live entertainment ﬁlled the park all aftercampus. The tents you see in noon. In September, SACA will The Quad every month sellhost a tailgating event on the ing posters and many of the 2nd and 16th and the ﬁrst movie events at George’s in the LBJ night of the semester will be on Student Center are SACA-orthe 6th, featuring Nacho Libre, ganized events. starting at 9 p.m. in the LBJ AmSACA members are stuphitheater. dents attending Texas State SACA also has live music who manage and plan each nights lined up at George’s, the event for students. All of the bar in LBJ, for Sept. 7, 8 and 21. events, be it a movie showing, The organization will also help poster sale or tailgate party, host ﬁlms throughout Septemare aimed at students’ wants ber for the Common Experiand needs. ence program. On Sept. 11, “We send out surveys at Gandhi will be shown at 7 p.m. the end of events to see what in the LBJ Teaching Theater students thought about a speand on the 19th The Milagro ciﬁc event and ﬁnd out what Beanﬁeld War will be shown at students would like to see 7 p.m. in the Teaching Theater at future events,” said Chris as well. Rounding out the ﬁlm Jones, marketing coordinator nights will be a special event at for SACA. George’s, “Draft House,” with a — Chris Jones This semester SACA has showing of Pirates of the CaribSACA marketing coordinator about a dozen or more events bean: Dead Man’s Chest, beginscheduled every month. ning at 8 p.m. Starting the ﬁrst day of “Looking at other school’s classes and running through events for students and picking Friday, SACA claimed a spot up on what goes well also helps in The Quad and offered a plethora of posters for us decide what events we should host, and what students to buy. On their way to class, a steady ﬂow events we think will be successful,” said Jones.
ooking at other school’s events for students and picking up on what goes well also helps us decide what events we should host, and what events we think will be successful.”
Bridgette Cyr/Star photo THE GREAT HUNT: Biology freshman Kristina Frey and Erica Sias browse through the SACA Poster Sale for the perfect design to decorate their dorm rooms along with audio engineering freshman Jarett Bostack and out of town friend Joe Perotti Friday afternoon outside the LBJ Student Center.
Bowlers opt for fun more than leagues By A.N. Hernandez Scripps Howard News Service Let’s face it. The number of people bowling in leagues is not what it once was. But open play, or just-for-fun bowling, is all the rage. At the peak of league bowling, in 1979 and 1980, about 9 million adults and youths were league members. Now there are only about 3 million. That’s a 3 to 6 percent decrease every year for the past 25 years, and the United States Bowling Congress has taken note. It’s a sign of the times, Mark Miller, the group’s spokesman said. “Lifestyles of Americans have changed in the last years. More women work out of the home, and one of the big things in the 1950s and 1960s were the daytime women’s leagues,” Miller said. The group is sponsoring National Bowling Week from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1 in a nationwide
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effort to call attention to the sport and boost league membership with discounts and other events. In Baton Rouge, La., Circle Bowl and Metro Bowl will offer $2 games and $2 shoe rentals, down from $4 and $3.50. The city’s mayor announced the special events, and professional bowler Parker Bohn III will be honorary mayor, Sept. 1. “Well, I would say the number of league bowlers is down here, just like across the country,” said Marc Pater, district manager for Malco Bowling, which owns the two alleys. “And these events are a push for more bowlers to come in, as a family or as a couple, to have fun and enjoy our sport with the ultimate goal that they like the game enough to join as league players.” While league bowling is down, individual bowling is rising. A 2005 survey by the National Sporting Goods Association found that more than 45 million people nationwide, ages 7
and older, bowled at least twice a year for fun -- the most ever since the surveys began in 1984. “Well, I think it’s because bowling is fun,” Larry Weindruch, the group’s spokesman, said. “Most of the increase I am aware of is among casual or social bowlers who bowl more for the fun and recreation rather than competitive bowling in leagues.” Michael Fellows, clerk at Strike Bethesda in Bethesda, Md., said his facility does not even offer league bowling but is doing great business with recreational bowlers. Chris Ayers, 25, a graduate student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., was bowling at Strike Bethesda for the ﬁrst time. He liked the environment but had never considered league bowling. “I bowl just for fun, like once every couple of months,” he said. “But, I’m not that good, and not that serious about it. I just don’t know that many people who bowl to join a league.”
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FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY
here is a sense of safety students on college campuses and in college towns seem to feel. It’s as though they view the universities they attend and the towns surrounding them as a sort of 1950s suburbia, where no wrongs can occur.
All of the above incidents are positive proof of one thing: Students in college towns are not immune to extreme cases of violence or crime.
with us and acts so much like us would be willing to hurt us, but letting someone you’ve just met — even in class — know too much about you can be very dangerous. Making the effort to be safe isn’t just about preventing sexual assault; it’s about preventing all types of crime. Identity theft and property theft are rampant on college campuses. Students need to be able to protect themselves and their belongings. The Star doesn’t want you to panic, or run out and buy a gun. We would simply like our readers to stop and think about their actions before making them. Know who your friends and acquaintances are, always be aware of your surroundings, be careful where you go by yourself, never leave a party with someone you do not know well and do not hesitate to contact the police if you feel threatened.
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The serene aura that normally engulfs the sleepy college town of San Marcos was rudely awakened over the summer by a wave of burglaries that put the local business community on its heels, a shooting spree that targeted several neighborhoods and the recent incident involving a 22-year-old female who was assaulted outside her apartment. The murders of three University of Texas students last year should serve as a reminder that a college campus is just as susceptible to the vice and violence the rest of the world is subject to. All of the above incidents are positive proof of one thing: Students in college towns are not immune to extreme cases of violence or crime. In fact, the incidents, their proximity and subsequent impact on their communities should serve as a valuable learning tool for all college students — you are not immune, immortal or invincible. It���s easy to feel safe in a seemingly tight-knit community, surrounded by your peers. But students need to be aware of the dangers that surround them. This is not meant to be alarmist. The University Star would simply like to remind you to take precautions and be aware of what is going on around you. According to the American Association of University Women, 90 percent of women know the person who sexually assaulted or raped them. Statistics like this should not breed an air of paranoia, but they should be sufﬁcient to convince any student, male or female, to be very careful about whom they let know where they live. It’s difﬁcult to imagine that someone who attends school
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When Plan A fails, Plan B can be found over the counter When Barr PharBefore the FDA approved maceuticals, Inc. the over-the-counter was approved by sale of the prescription the Federal Drug drug, women were having Administration problems obtaining the Thursday to sell the emergency contraceptive, emergency contraespecially on weekends ceptive pill, Plan B, STEPHANIE SILVAS or holidays, according to over the counter to the story. The story cited a Star Columnist women age 18 and study in 2004 that veriﬁed over, I was shocked. the signiﬁcance of the problem I couldn’t believe that the when it proved couples were government was going to most likely to have sex on Friallow women who are irredays, Saturdays and Sundays. sponsible enough to have sex A woman having unprotected without protection to obtain sex on the Friday night durthe drug so easily. But after ing Labor Day weekend will some research, I discovered ﬁnd it impossible to obtain the I was wrong. Although there emergency contraceptive pill undoubtedly will be some prescription and have it ﬁlled who abuse the convenience of in time to prevent pregnancy. It obtaining the drug, many will makes sense to allow this drug beneﬁt from the new regulato be sold over the counter to tions. adult women. A story on MSNBC.com inTo ensure that the drug ﬂuenced my change of mind. will only be sold to adults,
the pharmaceutical company has said it will enforce strong measures to prevent minors from purchasing the drug by sending anonymous shoppers into pharmacies, according the article. Pharmacies that try to bend the rules risk being reported to their state pharmacy licensing boards. But what if a minor gets a friend to buy the drug? What if the drug is stolen? The restrictions in purchasing the emergency contraceptive pills are like any other restrictions that are sold to adults. And anyway, the law doesn’t restrict a minor’s ability to get pregnant, so the law shouldn’t restrict a minor’s ability to prevent getting pregnant. A large part of the controversy comes from a misconception of what the pill does. The emergency contraceptive
pill, commonly known as the morning-after pill, contains a higher dosage than that of normal birth control pills and has no affect on women who are already pregnant, according to MSNBC.com. The Web site states that the risk of pregnancy is lowered by 89 percent if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex and “prevents ovulation or fertilization of an egg” and that “it also may prevent the egg from implanting into the uterus, the medical deﬁnition of pregnancy, but recent research suggests that’s not likely” And although having unprotected sex is highly irresponsible, there are numerous cases in which birth control was used and found to be ineffective. I don’t promote promiscuity, but critics must understand that people do make mistakes
and that only abstinence is 100 percent effective. It isn’t only irresponsible teenagers who are ﬂocking into doctor’s ofﬁces to receive the prescription. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a study in 2004 by Dr. James Trussell and other physicians, which established that “it is typically conscientious contraceptive users who are most likely to seek emergency treatment.” Although some universities with religious afﬁliations do not, most universities across the nation offer the prescription at their Student Health Centers. Texas State offers emergency contraceptive pills and although it may take weeks to make a typical appointment, when asked speciﬁcally about emergency contraceptive prescriptions, an appointment will
be made within 72 hours from the time of the unprotected sex. The Associated Press reports an estimated 3.1 million unplanned pregnancies in the United States each year. Studies expect that number to reduce drastically once pharmacies begin selling the drug, which should be by the end of the year. Another report by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonproﬁt health organization, estimated that 100,000 pregnancies, with about half estimated to end in abortion, were prevented because of emergency contraception in 2000. So, although the pill, along with any birth control, may be perceived as immoral, it’s a better alternative than abortion. Stephanie Silvas is a mass communication senior.
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Former Oklahoma State quarterback Rhett Bomar enrolled Monday with Texas State rival Sam Houston State after being dismissed from the Sooners for accepting payment for more work than he performed at a car dealership. After a review by the NCAA, Bomar could play this season for the Bearkats, which would not be the case had he enrolled at a Division I-A school. Players transferring between I-A must sit out one year. The former Grand Prairie standout threw for 2,018 yards last year, a freshman Sooner record.
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Volleyball teams play in weekend tournament season-opener ‘Cats to face Red Raiders for the first time in more than 10 years By Robyn Wolf The University Star The Texas State women’s volleyball team posted two wins and two losses in Friday and Saturday’s 2006 CenturyTel/ Classic Honda Premier seasonopener at Strahan Coliseum. The Bobcats recorded 3-0 wins over Texas-Pan American and Wyoming on Friday, but on Saturday fell to the 14thranked USC women of Troy and North Texas, both three games to none. The Bobcats opened up the season Friday with a three-game sweep versus UTPA. Sophomore outside hitter Lawrencia Brown staked 17 kills while freshman libero Kacey Wimpy posted 12 digs in her Texas State debut. Senior setter Christina Melvin had 30 assists for the Bobcats. Texas State opened up game one with four straight points, thanks to an error by the Broncs, an Ashley Stark ace and a pair of kills from Brown. UTPA quickly came back 6-5 for its only lead of the game, but Texas State ﬂew back to a 10-7 advantage when Brown had an ace and a kill to go with two Broncs’ errors. UTPA tied the game twice more, but the Bobcats took control of the game for good with a 9-3 run that included two kills each for Brown, outside hitter Kelly Fletcher and Amy Weigle to put the Bobcats up 22-16. Texas State managed to hold the lead and landed a 30-25 victory in game one. Texas State opened up game
two with an early 4-1 lead, but lost control as UTPA rallied for a 12-8 advantage. The Broncs continued to hold the lead, but UTPA errors put the Bobcats up 15-14. Texas State took advantage of its opponent’s struggles, surging ahead to a 23-18 lead and holding onto it to win game two 30-26. The Bobcats were able to keep their momentum going into game three and landed a 30-28 victory to ensure the sweep. Friday’s second match marked a ﬁrst for the Texas State volleyball team, as the squad sported gold jerseys for the ﬁrst time in program history. Brown’s 24 kills and senior Karry Grifﬁn’s 11 digs led the Bobcats to a win over the Wyoming Cowgirls. For her efforts, the sophomore was awarded the Southland Conference’s ﬁrst Offensive Player of the Week honor of the young season. “I just went out there trying to play my hardest and dig every ball,” Brown said of her performance. Fletcher and junior Brandy St. Francis added eight kills each. Freshman setter Brittany Collins posted 41 assists in her ﬁrst start as a collegiate athlete. Texas State was able to overcome a 10-point deﬁcit halfway through game one versus the Cowgirls and win 34-32. The Bobcats kept the energy going into game two, building an 189 lead, which Texas State used to slide easily to a 30-22 victory. Game three was highlighted by nine kills from Brown and the Bobcats won the ﬁnal game 30-
Danny Rodriguez/Star photo A KILLER CAT: Outside hitter Lawrencia Brown passes the ball during the Bobcats’ Friday game against Wyoming. Brown scored 24 kills against both Wyoming and North Texas over the weekend, earning her the title of Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
TAKING A DIVE: Freshman Kacey Wimpy gives her all to stop a spiked ball during the Bobcats’ Friday victory over Wyoming.
21 to ensure the club’s second consecutive sweep. “They kept the momentum going,” said coach Karen Chisum. “They got better each game.” After coming off two wins Saturday, the Bobcats saw their winning streak broken, as they were swept in three games by the USC in the third match of the tournament. Texas State took an early 10-9 lead, but USC eventually took control of the game to win 30-18. USC brought the same momentum to games two and
three, defeating Texas State 3014 and 30-14, respectively. “USC is a better team than us,” Chisum said. “They outplayed us.” Brown once again led Texas State in kills, recording eight. In her second start, Collins had 21 assists, while Wimpy had 14 digs, marking a new careerhigh. On Saturday’s second match, the fourth and ﬁnal of the weekend, the Bobcats dropped their second match of the season. “We ﬂat out didn’t play well,” Chisum said. “We need to stay
Danny Rodriguez/Star photo
consistent.” The Bobcats scored the ﬁrst two points of game one, but North Texas rallied to tie the game 2-2. The lead would change several times before the Mean Green came out of game one with a 30-26 victory. The two teams matched each other almost point-for-point in game two, but North Texas scored three times in the game’s late stages to secure a 31-29 win. North Texas rallied in game three to capture the sweep with a 30-25 victory.
Despite losing 0-3, Brown equaled her season and careerhigh of 24 kills. The Austin native also added 18 digs to go with Wimpy’s 13. Collins notched 34 assists and 16 digs. “North Texas was just hungrier than we were,” Chisum said. The Bobcats will continue their season on the road in Edinburg where they will look to stave off UTPA in a grudge match. Chisum’s group will also take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders for the ﬁrst time since 1995.
OSU, UNT leave Bobcats winless in preseason play Bobcats show improvement in second game By Carl Harper The University Star
Bridgette Cyr/Star photo KEEPING IT CLOSE: Senior Kristy Collison ﬁghts for control of the ball during Texas State’s 2-1 loss to North Texas Sunday afternoon in San Marcos. The Bobcats’ defense showed great improvement after suffering a frustrating 10-0 defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma State University Cowgirls on Friday.
After shutting out St. Mary’s 1-0 in an exhibition game, the Bobcats were outscored 12-1 in the weekend series versus Oklahoma State and North Texas. Friday night the team got the season underway by taking on the Cowgirls and never revealed any energy through the course of the game. Being out-dueled, out-hustled and out-ran were the main factors that led to a 10-0 rout for Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State senior Jesyca Rosholt scored the ﬁrst goal just two minutes and 23 seconds into the game, prior to teammate Ashlyn Brantley adding another goal two minutes later. Texas State missed multiple shots when team captain Kristy Collison’s attempt just cleared the crossbar and freshman Andrea Grifo sent the ball off the crossbar in the 33rd minute. At the half, the Cowgirls were out-shooting the Bobcats 174 while leading 5-0. They continued to run the Bobcats up and down the ﬁeld in the second half and handed them their ﬁrst loss of the season. “The defense needs to be better as a whole,” said defender Kim Phillips, senior. “It seems like we were just a step behind every time.” The defeat had Coach Kat Conner frustrated the entire game, noting key areas of work her group needs to work on.
“Our outside players were not stepping with the defense and the backline played back, almost as if they were scared,” Conner said Friday night. “We’ll come back better against North Texas.” As the coach predicted, Texas State did, in fact, come back against the Mean Green on Sunday in a battle decided by one goal. North Texas took a 2-1 lead at halftime, which was all they needed to grind out a win over Texas State. In the 10th minute of play North Texas struck ﬁrst, as Heather Hutyra scored a goal after lining it over goalkeeper Brittany Beltramini’s head for a quick lead. Later in the ﬁrst half, at the 26-minute mark, senior Delayna Spivey knocked in a header after a clutch corner kick from Rikki Padia to tie the game at a goal apiece. “I just happen to be the lucky person that got that perfect pass from Rikki in the corner,” Spivey said. However, in the 40th minute, North Texas midﬁelder Kendall Juett’s goal off a corner kick was the go-ahead point and ended-up being the deciding shot for the Mean Green. In the second half, the Bobcats had great scoring opportunities for Phillips and Natalie Holder, but each shot was off the left posts and crossbar. “We will sharpen up our offense,” Conner said Sunday. “We had good chances today but we couldn’t put them away.” Overall, Conner was pleased with the
he defense needs to be better as a whole. It seems like we were just a step behind every time.” -Kim Phillips -soccer defender
girls’ performance in the second game of the weekend. “It was a much better game,” Conner said. “We talked about our defense and that we needed to step it up and play with our hearts.” Sophomore defender Marty Wright played a well-fought game and was one of the main reasons Texas State was able to hang around to the bitter end. “Marty is a part of the emotional game,” Conner said. “She leads the team on emotion and leadership and really jazzes up the rest of the girls. It helps the whole team stay defensive-minded and do the extra work.” The Bobcats will ﬁnish off their home stand and look to rebound from this weekend’s sweep when they host Centenary College. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday .