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Syrian conflict hits home with students International studentsfrom Syria reflect on theirfeelings about the violence in their home country ►

By Mariah Noble

staff writer People are dying and disappearing every day in Syria, according to media reports. Though the war may be on the other side of the world, the effects of it hit close to home for USU student Wafaa Arbash and assistant professor Abdulkafi Albirini, who are both from Syria. Arbash, who is in the intensive language institute and plans to start her master's degree in social work next year, said the war is something affecting everyone to some extent. "When I was in Syria, I worked as a social developmental programmer as an active citizen," Arbash said. "It teaches you how you can be a There's a lot of persons missing from both of the groups, a lot leader in your community." She said while traveling from of people who have disappeared town to town for work, she totally from both sides." Albirini, who teaches Arabic would have to get down "under the chair of the car" because of at USU, said several members of his family have died in the war. the combat going on outside. "All the time, my fam- He said there is a Facebook page ily (would) worry about me," his family has set up for those Arbash said. "All the time, my they have lost. He said he gets his informafamily (would) call me." Arbash's family lost at least tion from Syrian and Arab news sources available to him here in one member from this conflict. "I have a cousin who disap- the U.S.. and although his famil} peared," Arbash said. "He remains relatively neutral in the was with the government and conflict, he knows of more than the rebels caught him. and we 30 members of his extended don't know where he is now. He family who have died because of has two girls - two children. it.

' ' Th.ere are no free eledions, nofreedom ofspeech, no freedom ofpress. Th.ere are more security departments than universities.


Mormon movie star encourages students ►

By Marissa Neeley staff writer

"I love my life," said Kirby Heybourne, an actor, musician and comedian who spoke at the Common Hour lecture series Wednesday in the TSC Ballroom. When Heybourne was 16, he was skiing with his brother. Trying to impress his brother, he went down a black diamond ski run - a ski run with a high level ofdifficulty- and jumped off the cat track while tucking it. Kirby said he could have touched the skis of those on the ski lifts above. Kirby said there was a quiet moment while flying through the air when he thought, "Oh, crap. I'm going to die." Hevbourne focused his thoughts at the Common Hour talk on this ski moment: making the most out of those quiet moments when one realizes a mistake has been made. Heybourne said to make big goals and then small, achiev-

The big goal was being an actor, Heybourne said. The small achievable goals were moving to Los Angeles, becoming a member of the acting guild and getting an agent. Heybourne told students to make sure when they achieve goals, they keep moving forward and celebrate little victories on the path to achieving goals. Be prepared and smart. Don't be dumb, Heybourne said. Be creative. Go outside. Heybourne encouraged students to believe every experience they have is for a reason. He gave five questions to ask oneself during an experience. Heybourne said the first question to ask is, "What opportunities are opening up?" While he was in Los Angeles striving to be an actor, Heybourne said he got an opportunity to be in a play. The sound designer of the play was the executive director of a Christian audio book company who offered Heyboume a chance to record audio books.

able, realistic goals. He wanted 1\vo opportunities opened up

to be an actor, so after doing films and commercials for the Church ofJesus Christ ofLatterday Saints in Utah, he and his wife moved to Los Angeles with their son.

and Heybourne grabbed them, one of which he is still doing it. The second question, Heybourne said, is, "Am I doing

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''Most of them are civilian," Albirini said. "Some of them are children. I know that the regime possibly are not targeting them (civilians) in particular, but this is what we call collateral damage. The bomb or the missile does not discriminate." Albirini said freedoms in Syria are very limited. "You can be arrested for no reason," Albirini said. "There are no free elections, no freedom of speech, no freedom of press. There are more security departments than universities." He said many surrounding countries fought to gain more freedom, and all those factors together contributed to the event that sparked the war. In March 2011, 15 schoolboys painted an anti-government slogan on a wall and were arrested because ofit. "They are doing what they see on TV," Albirini said. "It said, The people want to topple the regime."' In the care of security personnel, one of whom was a cousin of Syrian president Bashar alAssad, the boys were bloodied, beaten, burned and had their fingernails pulled out. Albirini said these boys belonged to several large families in southern Syria, who then solicited for support from the government.

"It started as peaceful demonstrations," Albirini said. ''Their demands were very limited reforms, checks on security forces." But, Albirini said, those peaceful demonstrations were met with gunfire from government forces. "When people saw the amount of bloodshed and brutality. they demanded that al-Assad go," Albirini said. "Mourners at funerals were fued on, so more and more fatalities.'' Arbash said intolerance and ignorance is another big factor in the conflict. She said many of those fighting do it because their group's leaders tell them to, not because they ha've a personal interest in the politics behind it. "They come and go without any thinking," Arbash said. Photo courtesy Wafaa Arbash "When people start fighting each other, they don't realize USU STUDENT WAFAA ARBASH is part of the intensive what they are doing. They don't language institute and plans to start her master's degree in social realize the effects-side of things. work next year. Ifthey would just stop and think for one minute, we would be in a moral obligation to do some- father, Hafez al-Assad, was in thing," Albirini said. "If we say power. Hafez al-Assad served as (the) right situation." Albirini said he feels up to - we are leaders in terms of pro- president from 1971-2000. Sharp this point, the U.S. has been rela- moting democracy and freedom said there were also conflicts in tively passive and seems to have - they (the people of Syria) are that time, but they didn't start tried distancing themselves from fighting for their freedom. They with peaceful demonstrations the conflict, but more recently went out to fight for their rights like this one. he's seen them taking "some con- as human beings." "It's a bard problem," Sharp Others feel getting involved structive steps" toward the consaid. "I would love to solve this is a risky move. Steve Sharp, a flict there. "My personal view in the case political science professor, said !ll,See SYRIA, Page 2 of Syria (is that) the U.S. has he lived in Syria when al-Assad's

Alphi Chi raises CAPSA money ►

By Courtney Keams staff writer

Alpha Chi Omega raised money for domestic violence victims Tuesday and Wednesday through its chapter's annual philanthropic charity, Alphatraz. The event supports the Center for Women and Gender on campus and the Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency in Logan. With a $2 donation, students can place the names of their friends on a warrant list. After a warrant for their arrest is issued, members of the "Alpha Chi Omega Police" call those on the list and tell them to show up on the TSC Patio any time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday or Randy Golding photo Wednesday. STUDENTS GIVEN A WARRANT stood in a makeshift jail Tuesday and begged the USU "As soon as each warrant public for a "bail" donation to let them out of "jail." The donations were given to CAPSA, a local has been paid with a bail of charity supporting victims of domestic violence. ten dollars, the person in the cell is free to go," said scholarship for a re-entry stu- ing to a big, national organi- first to hold this event, and Mandy LoPatriello, a mem- dent who has been affected by zation where we can't see the now it has spread across the ·ber of Alpha Chi Omega. "If domestic violence. changes," LoPatriello said. United States. a person has more than one This event is particularly "We're giving locally and Alphatraz was originalwarrant out for their arrest important to the sorority as we're able to see the results ly held in the spring, but - say they have five - it will a whole because the effects of our efforts. We're very pas- with the unpredictability of take $50 to bail them out." weather, it is now held every Each year, the money raised from fundraising can be seen, sionate about it." The Alpha Chi Omega is awarded to the same chari- LoPatriello said. "It's not like we're just giv- chapter at USU was one of the !ll,See ALPHATRAZ, Page 2 ties. The money goes toward a


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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

In brief Local audiology group hosts 5k Campus & Community

USU alwnnus receives Canadian nomination USU alumnus Robin Dupont has been nominated for the Royal Bank of Canada Emerging Artist People's Choice Award for his work in ceramics. Dupont graduated from the Caine College of the Arts in 2001. He moved to Alberta to continue his work with the Alberta College of Art and Design. "I was extremely honored to be nominated for this award," said DuPont, who graduated in 2011. "This is an exciting time in my career and I feel fortunate to have been nominated for an award that promotes what I do." Five ceramic artists are selected in Canada every year and nominated for the award. The competition is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada and the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. The winner is chosen using a people's choice format and receives a $10,000 award.

Observatory opens doors to public

The USU observatory is inviting the public to attend the facility for views of autumn's evening sky. The event runs from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 27 and admission is free. "We invite the Cache Valley community to enjoy views of the night sky from our state-of-the-art facility," says James Coburn, physics department teaching laboratory supervisor and USUO coordinator. "We'll be looking at the Milky Way Galaxy and watching for the Lagoon Nebula, the Wild Duck Cluster, the M22 Globular Cluster and perhaps Neptune and Uranus." The USU observatory is located on the roof of the Science Engineering Research building. The facility houses a 20-inch reflecting telescope on a computerized mount that yields images of distant planets and deepspace objects. It also features a circular staircase that leads to the telescope gallery topped with a metal dome measuring 16.5 feet in diameter. Parking for the event is available near the Performance Hall at 1090 E. 675 North on the USU campus. To access the observatory, visitors should take the freight elevator located at the northwest corner of the first floor of the SER building to the roof.

Anthropology lecture series begins Friday USU's Museum of Anthropology is offering an illustrated lecture by archaeologist Tim Riley at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Riley, a guest ofUSU's museum, is the curator of archaeology at the Prehistoric Museum at USU Eastern in Price, Utah. The title of Riley's presentation is "Understanding Prehistoric Nutrition and Plant Use: Case Studies from Texas and the Colorado Plateau." The lecture is presented in Old Main 225 and is free and open to everyone. Riley's research focuses on paleoethnobotany, or the study of past human use of plants for subsistence and other aspects of material culture. His lecture provides an overview of the research process by which archaeologists study coprolites, or preserved fecal matter, to determine nutrition and diet choice in past societies. The lecture is the first in the USU Museum of Anthropology's lecture series. The museum will host prominent anthropologists from around the nation for public lectures during the academic year. All lectures are free and open to the public. Funding for the Anthropology Lecture Series is provided in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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and media reports The policy of The Utah Statesman is to correct any error made as soon as possible. If you find something you would like clarified or find in error, please contact the editor at 797-1742, or come in to TSC 311.

By Taylor Underwood staff writer

Students will gather Friday night wearing glowin-the-dark accessories and running shoes - all in the name of providing hearing aid for kids and community members. The Student Academy of Audiology at USU is hosting a glow-in-the-dark 5-kilometer run to raise money for the department's mission to help community members with hearing retention and hearing loss in Central America, as well as in Cache Valley. The run will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 between the HPER field and the education building.

"We encourage participants to dress up in their brightest costume, glow paint, glow sticks and accessories to light up the night sky," said Heather Jensen, a professor in the communicative disorders and deaf education department. According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, five out of every 1,000 newborns are born with hearing loss. They said listening to an MP3 player at high volumes over time can cause permanent hearing damage. The race is a fundraiser to take approximately 18 volunteer students to remote areas in Central America that lack hearing health care.

According to Suzy Reed, a graduate student within the department, members of the community who receive the screening and qualify will also receive hearing aids free of charge. An additional presentation at the. race will give a local child a set of hearing aids. "It is amazing to be able to give those in need the gift of hearing," Jensen said. "Participating in this race is a way to help others in need." "We had about 225 people last year and everyone had a lot of fun," said Heather Olsen, a graduate student in the audiology program. The goal for the run this Friday is not just to raise

the $5,000 the department is hoping for, but to make it fun as well. "We wanted to make the run unique and fun for everyone involved, so we came up with the idea of doing a night run on campus," Jensen said. "We thought it would appeal to the USU students as well as the community." Local businesses are getting behind the run by providing a "swag bag" to be presented to all the participants upon arrival. Items in the bag range from glow-in-the-dark bracelets and necklaces to coupons for Frosties from Wendy's. USU is also supporting the cause by hosting the run on the campus.

··y think the biggest thing is what the money is going for - providing kids there and here with the ability to hear," Olsen said. Packet pick up and onsite registration begins at 7 p.m. Entertainment and activities start at 7:45 p.m. and include a zumba instructor, music, photo opportunities and the airborne gymnastics cheerleaders. Registration online is $20 for students and $25 for non-students. The cost is $28 for everyone on the day of the event. For more information, visit - tundenvoodl!W2l@gmail. com

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fall. The organization has performed this fundraiser for a few years, but it gets more hype every year, so they will continue to do it to raise awareness. The student body enjoys it and gets extremely involved, LoPatriello said. ' "We obviously can't force people to come even if someone has put a warrant out for them, but they'll have a lot of fun if they do," said Jacki Johnson, an Alpha Chi senior studying anill!al science and biotechnical engineering. ·•1 come here and I shake my cup for donations, and it's funny." Students who had been issued warrants stood together in a large jail cell shaking plastic cups for donations as other students walked by. They yelled in microphones and some told jokes. "I'm from Florida, and the neighborhood across the street from where I grew

Randy Golding photo ALPHA CHI OMEGA conducts Alphatraz every year for its annual philanthropic charity fundraiser. Although originally held in the spring, weather conditions proved better for the event to be in the fall.

up had a lot of problems men do, so I'll do as much as with domestic violence and I can to help them out." LoPatriello said the funI knew someone who was affected," said Nick Denton, draiser is not strictly for a senior member of the the Greeks. Students in Delta Sigma Phi fraternity .every major, department studying animal science. "In and club can participate. society, women have to deal Occasionally, there are with a lot more stuff than dance-offs from the stu-

dents in the cell that generally draw a lot of donations, she said. "Every sorority has their own philanthropy and this is ours, but it's important because I think it hits home for a lot of us," LoPatriello said. "It's just something



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my best?" Heyboume said if someone is doing their best, they should put in some extra effort to do more. Heybourne said there were several auditions he was in when it was going wrong and he just tried to make the best ofit. In one audition he had to dance, though he said he is not a dancer. The other three men auditioning were professionals. Heybourne was dancing shyly when the director told him to dive in. Heybourne did just that he pretended to dive. The director played along and told him to be a shark, then an octopus and jellyfish. "Third, am 1 lifting others?" Heybourne said, encouraging students to be a rescuer, not a victim. He said to be happy and build even though people destroy. Heyboume's fourth question is, "Are you s~rving others?'' Volunteer work is good for mental and physical health, he said. If one is depressed, the way to deal with it is to serve others. Heybourne said the fifth and final question to ask is, "What am I suppo~ed to learn?" Heybourne said to look at life and see what c;m be improved. "You are the only one that pronounces jildgn:ieitt upon yourself," said Heyb0urne. Students said they enjoyed Heybourne's comments. "I thought he was really funny," said Ashley Lee, a

problem and produce this peaceful, stable Syria. I would love for it to go back to fun-loving, family-oriented, not this intrinsically fanatical religious (place). But having that desire is not the same as having the solution to do that." Victoria Ward, an associate professor in political science, said another international challenge is disposing of chemical. weapons. Since Aug. 21, Syria has been under scrutiny for an alleged chemical weapons att~ck. United Nations inspectors recently reported they found clear evidence there an attack using chemical weapons on civilia~s. Opposition forces and the U.S. claim it was al-Assad's forces who launched the weapons, while !11Assad said it could not have been his troops and opposition forces .were behind the attacks, according to the Lo~ Angeles Times. ' Syria agre~d to commit to the Internationai Chemical Weapons Convention on Sept. 14, which bans the production, storage and use of chemical weapons. "The U.S. beli~ves there are 45 sites (of chemical weapons in Syria)," Ward said. "The Russians have agreed on that, and they're supposed to do it by the middle of next year. But it takes a long time to'do it." Albirini said he would also like to see more balanced coverage from the media. He said · he feels they focus too much on the government fight'ing radicals and forget that it began with peaceful demonstrations. "There's people who want to (be) fighting because they want

Samantha Behl photo, MORMON MOVIE STAR Kirby Heybourne spoke to students Wednesday and offered advise about how to be successful.

senior majoring,in dietetics. "I like what he said about optimism." Bailey Love, a freshman majoring in international business, also thought he was funny.

"He was really goocl and funny," she said. "He had good advice and wasn't stiff about it'. I had a good time."

- marrisa.neeley@aggiemail.

great that we can be a part of and contribute something to, and it's fun, so I think it'll be around for a while."

- courtney.keams@aggiemail.

' ' There's people who want to live in peace and there's people who are the extreme. ,, to (be) fighting, and there's people who want to stop this war," Arbash said. "There's people who want to live in peace, and there's people who are the extreme. In every view, there's people who are the extreme." Ward said many of those who want to live in peace are fleeing Syria and are trying to find refuge in neighboring countries. "It's creating problems in Lebanon," Ward said. "I mean, there are 1.5 million Syrian refugees there, and it's just overwhelmed. Jordan is the same way." A report last Friday from the U.N. News Center said more than 4,000 of the refugees are children without parents or adult relatives. Ward said one way students here could try and help is through humanitarian efforts for thesf people. Still, Arbash said there are so~e positive things happening in her home country. "There's a lot of institutions and community involvement," Arbash said. "There's amazing things happening there that give me hope for the future. I think the community is the part that is going right, and it's very important."


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'Reel Rock 8' film helps fund scholarship ► By Clayton Leuba assistant features editor More than sixteen years after a trio of Cache Valley mountaineers were killed in a freak avalanche up Logan's Dry Canyon, an outdoor leadership scholarship in memory of their legacy is still benefitting students at Utah State University. Max Lyon, Keith Mass and Carl Mueggler were avid outdoorsmen in life. Beyond their exceptional skills in skiing, kayaking and climbing, the three are remembered for their passion for sharing their knowledge of the outdoors with anyone they could, said Brian Shirley, the Outdoor Recreation Program director at USU "The three were pretty passionate outdoor enthusiasts and passionate about helping others learn in the outdoors and educating them," Shirley said...So, in honor of them, this scholarship was set up to keep a memory of them and to honor something they valued." The ORP, in conjunction with the local outdoor equipment retailer Campsaver, hosted a showing of '"Reel Rock 8,·• an award-winning rock climbing film tour with annual showings around the world, on Wednesday in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. Most of the showing's proceeds went toward funding the Lyon, Mass, Mueggler Outdoor Leadership Scholarship.

In January of 1997, Lyon, Mass and Mueggler were in Logan to visit family for the holidays. While in the area, they met to embark on an overnight ski trip in the the local Bear River Range. On the night of Jan. 12, a snow storm blew through the area, dumping a heavy load of snow on a slope which lie directly abo\ e their tent, pitched in the trees below. Shirley said the slope was not a typical avalanche hazard and would not have been an apparent threat. Eventually the load of snow grew too great to be supported by the hillside and it broke free, sweeping the three men into the forest. still asleep in their sleeping bags. The idea for an outdoor leadership scholarship was quickly spawned by then ORP director Kevin Kobe, who had known the three men. In addition to initial funding put into the scholarship, it was determined the ORP would begin hosting the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - a compilation of mountain sports films - as a way of making money to keep the program sustainable from year to year, Shirley said. "We, as a rec center, had been bringing Banff to campus for a couple years;· Shirley said. "At that point, when they set the scholarship, they decided the money would begin going to funding of the scholarship." To further grow the scholarship,

Nick Carpenter photo ROCK CLIMBING EQUIPMENT is set asside to be used later in a climbing expedition.An outdoor leadership scholarship, now available to USU students, commemorates the memories of mountaineers killed more than 16 years ago in Dry Canyon.

the ORP began bringing the Reel Rock Tour to USU in 2012 to raise additional funding. The scholarship is awarded each year, covering half of the tuition for each of six students to take the 80hour Wilderness First Responder course, which Shirley said is the "outdoor recreation industry standard" training to guide wilderness trips. "Because it is the standard of

training for taking others out, the point of this scholarship, what we're trying to honor, is tne ability to help others get out and recreate," Shirley said. "That WFR is the first step.'' Josh Brundage, the retail store manager at Campsaver. said the business wanted to bring Reel Rock to Cache Valley even before finding out about the scholarship it was currently helping fund. When the '

booking fee for Reel Rock was increased for its tour this year, Campsaver decided to join forces with the ORP to bring the film to USU for its second year. Shirley said Campsaver "wanted to be a positive influence in the community and get their best foot in on this." The film tour, which holds obvious appeal to the local climbing community, is also something Shir-

ley said he thinks non-climbers will find enjoyable as well. "They're really fun to see people challenging themselves, in whatever medium they choose to challenge themselves," Shirley said. "I find that pretty rewarding to partake in that, on the screen. It's inspiring to to be able to see what humans are able to accomplish."


Students check out 'living books' Moliere's 'Learned

Heidi Bruner photo

'LIVING BOOKS' ARE AVAILABLE to USU students through the Merrill-Cazier Human Library. Jay Anderson, a senior majoring in biology, is 'read' by Daniel Childs, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

By Clayton Leuba

assistant features editor A less-than-typical library made an appearance at USU this week. Much like any other library, this one was filled with books - but these books were ali,·e. The Human Library. where "living books" - human beings with stories to tell are available for students to check out and participate in a conversation with, took place at USU's Merrill-Cazier Library for its fourth time since its beginning in 2012, said Anne Hendrich, a reference librarian at the library. The event. which Hendrich said began in Denmark. was brought to USU in 2012 in hopes it would provide students an opportunity to talk with people who may be able to give insight to something they may not fully understand themselves. "It helps in putting a face on a subject you may have a prejudice on," Hendrich said. "A lot of these are topics people might not otherwise be able to learn about." Hendrich said these conversations are meant to be performed with a mind open to other's viewpoints, allowing for understanding without judgement. To provide a diverse selection of human

books. Hendrich said participants were gathered through various outlets, including the Extensions and Diversity Center and an on-campus inter-religious discussion group, ensuring a variety of topics to be on display at the library. "Leaving Bologna Behind: Former Convict Moves Forward" was the title to one book on display at this year's event. Tommy Thompson, whose run-ins with the law as a student at USU presented him challenges for

years of his life. shared his story of overcoming adversity with students. Thompson told students of how he had come to USU as a freshman and. eager to earn money to pay for his schooling, accepted an offer from a friend to transport a small quantity of drugs from California. "At the time I thought, TU just make a good chunk of change and pay for school,"' Thompson said. What began as one simple job quickly escalated in scale, Thompson said. Soon the young college student was transporting large quantities of multiple controlled substances, motivated to continue by money he could use to pay for his schooling. "I felt like I was high on the hog," Thompson said. "I was going to school and life was easy." He said this went on for a time, but even•

tually things began to go poorly. In 2008, Thompson separated from his wife and moved in with a friend, unaware the Logan Police Department had been observing the home for years, he said. When his friend's home was raided by police in October 2008, Thompson said police discovered five controlled substances in his room in quantities justifying charges for intent to distribute, as well as a fullyregistered firearm. In addition to his charges for possessing drug paraphernalia, this instance lead to charges of possession of a firearm by a restricted person. Thompson was sentenced to three months in the Utah State Prison's maximum security diagnostic program. "That was the lowest I've ever been in my life," Thompson said. "Everyone else's lives kept going. I felt like people were forgetting about me." Four years later, Thompson said he has made a full turnaround. After his release from the diagnostic program, Thompson said he was moved to a county jail where he was able to begin working on a work-release program. eventually gaining probationary privileges to be released and return to USU as a student. Hendrich said Thompson's story resonated with many participants. "He's been a 'best seller,"' she said. Other books at the event ranged in topics from religion, atheism, magic, female scientists and modern-day foragers. "l want people to get a chance to find out about things they wouldn't find out about otherwise," Hendrich said. "It is a great opportunity to understand more - plus, it's a lot of fun." Thompson. who now runs an on-campus organization trying to help students "find their passion," said it was a valuable opportunity to share his story with students at the Human Library event. He said through the event. he was able to come to a better understanding of his own situation as well as share insight he has gained through his experience to help other people with their own challenges or questions. Hendrich said the Human Library event will recur on campus in the future. with the next event possibly being held this winter. For information on the library and to view a catalog of books on display at this and past events visit humanlibrary.

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Ladies' speaks to, delights audiences ►

By Gillian Ponce

amount larger. "Shows don't just happen," Brott said. "For every actor you The Caine College of the see on stage, you can be sure Arts is putting on the produc- somewhere between 7-12 peotion "Learned Ladies" at the ple worked on the production." The set features props and Caine Lyric Theater. The show opened Tuesday night and will costumes from the time period run through Saturday. starting in order to emphasize authenat 7:30 p.m. each night with a ticity and attributes of certain characters, Brott said. matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. "My favorite part about workThe story follows young Henriette, who is in love with ing with everyone is the ensemClitandre. They plan to wed, ble effort we all put it," said Tori but this news divides the house- Benson, the actress who plays hold. as Chrysale, Henriette's Martine. "There isn't a lead in father, approves of this union, the show, really. We all have to but his wife, Philaminte, has work together to make sure it arranged for someone else to works and that the story makes sense. If we aren't cooperating marry Henriette. Philaminte plans for Trissotin on stage and bringing our all, - a scholar who she and the the show will fall flat. So it's other scholars of the house love really nice to have that sense - to marry Henriette. This of teamwork and cooperation upsets both Henriette and her and see it pay off when the show father. Philaminte is most com- goes on successfully." The show is the first of six monly known to be the head of the household, as is told when productions the Caine College the maid, Martine, is fired of the Arts is putting on for because she has "bad gram- its 2013-14 theater season. The mar." Chrysale and Philaminte other shows will include "Still go about to try to make sure Life with Iris" and "Tarzan." Benson, who is also featured Henriette marries their suitor of in "Still Life with Iris," said the choice. The play was written by college is looking forward to Jean-Baptiste Poquelin under putting on the shows. "Basically, a little girl loses the stage name Moliere. It was originally written in French, but her memories when she is taken was later translated into English to a new world and she desperbv Richard Wilbur, who trans- ately wants to figure out who l~ted it so the entire perfor- she is again," Benson said. "I play Annabel Lee, a pirate who mance rhymed. The production is done befriends Iris and helps her entirely by USU students. The find her way home. The play director is Leslie Brott, and really has an ongoing theme of the stage manager is LuAnn finding something you've lost Baker. While it was not put on or identifying who you are and as part of any specific class and what makes you that way and not mandatory to perform in how to cope when everything a production, all students in seems cloudy and lonely. It's a the bachelor of fine arts the- show geared for younger audiatre performance program were ences, and it's beautiful." required to audition. All shows featured throughWhile there are only 12 out the season are free for USU actors for the show, Brott said students with a valid student the production team was a fair ID.

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Paintball club captures title in first tourney ►

inside.» Victory in the tournament games is achieved by hanging the flag at the center of the field in the other team's deadbox on the A new USU Paintball Club? Check. A new tournament vic- far side, Burgess said. '"It is very fast paced and can get tiring," he said. "It is often tory? Check. New club members? They're hunting for more. The Utah State paintball club reopened last spring and is easiest to score after you have eliminated the entire other team." The club was seeded first after the preliminary rounds and already gunning down the competition. received a bye to the final round. After winning the flag twice '1 knew there were people that played here and I wanted to start the club to basically find people that played tournament in a best-of-five series, Utah State was unable to clinch the final point in the next two contests and had to enter a one-on-one, style," club founder and president Tim Burgess said. sudden-death point for the championship. While tournament style may not be the main type of play, Burgess was elected by his team to play the point. Burgess began finding people and started assembling his arse•As soon as the game buzzer went off to signal go, I blitzed nal following Day on the Quad last spring. "Basically by doing that and posting it on the events calendar, straight up the field, gun a-blazing," he said. "This exposed my I met Kyle, we met Derek, Spencer, some players that came out," opponent to me and I ended up hitting him about four or five he said. "From there we formed and we're like 'hey, we all play, times." After the refs declared his opponent out, Burgess grabbed the we're pretty good,' we went down and practiced a couple times, flag and ran it in for the victory. we formed the team, and we went down and played three man "The final match was really intense," Draper said. "Winning and we took first in our first event." Kyle Draper said the club is now a key part of his collegiate it after almost losing our lead made it that much sweeter. And for a team to take first after only playing together twice is a experience. "Shooting other people is one of the biggest stress relievers 1 pretty good achievement in my book." Draper was part of the tournament team and said along with have," he said. winning, one of the club's main goals is to improve the exposure The team was victorious at the Monstah Paintball 3-Man of paintball to the Cache Valley community. Tournament Series in Ogden this past month, defeating their '"I think that's the biggest thing we want from the club is just final opponent on a sudden-death point to take the tournament get the exposure out in Cache Valley, to help the sport grow up championship. "It's kind of that game feeling you get when you're playing here," Draper said. "If you've never played that's no big deal, video games, but you're moving, being active,» said Spencer we're welcome to any style and any experience level.» Photo courtesy o(Tim Burgess The club is gaining members from a diverse group, including Hickenlooper, a team member. "You get to shoot someone. MEMBERS OF THE USU PAINTBALL TEAM pose following the Aggies' watching that paintball come out of your gun, go down the line victory in the Monstah Paintball 3-Man Tournament Series in Ogden on Saturday, ~See PAINTBALL, Page 7 and actually nail the person, it's just like a little moral victory

By Mark Hopkins staff writer


Former NBA coach Motta addresses importance ofeducation ►

By Curtis Lundstrom sports editor

Samantha Behl photo FORMER NBA COACH DICK MOTTA addresses

students at the Edith Bowen auditorium on Wednesday.

When you're the first person in your family to graduate from high school, it's difficult to take education for granted. Such is the case for former NBA coach and USU alumnus Dick Motta. From Union, Utah, to the NBA, Mona has stressed the importance ofteachers educating their students, as was the theme ofhis word's during an address to a crowd of education students at the Edith Bowen Elementary auditorium Wednesday. "I believe in teachers," Motta said. "My two sons are teachers and I am so dang proud of them.... They're my heroes. I have a strong beliefthat teaching is the greatest natural resource that America has." Motta graduated from high school and only attended college at the prodding of a friend. But the decision proved to be one of his greatest decisions in life. "College changed my life," Motta said. After graduating with a degree in physical education, Motta found a job as a seventh grade teacher in Grace, Idaho. There he began a coaching career that would take him across the United States and into the National Basketball Association. It wasn't all fun and games, but Motta drew from failure to create success, something he emphasized

to students in his presentation. "You don't have to win every game to be successful," he said. "If you go into it and give it, you'll be successfuI." Throughout his nearly 40-year coaching career, Motta always made players sign a contract to abide by his rules and work hard. During his time at Grace High School. Motta said the team was vilified because he chose to cut several players from the team for off-the-court acti\'ities. In his first game as a head coach, the team suf. fered a 14-point loss. But the team turned around and finished 24-2 before losing in the semi-finals, and the next season replicated that record on the way to a state title - which Motta said is his proudest achievement to date. "There's such opportunity but there's also more pressure on (students)," Motta said. "And I think that's where a teacher has a great influence on his students." Motta rode that mantra from Grace High School to Weber State College (now Weber State University) before making the jump to the NBA as coach of the Chicago Bulls in 1968. In 25 years in the NBA, Motta coached six different teams, picking up 935 total wins -11th most in NBA history - and an NBA championship along the way. Now 15 years after leaving the NBA, Motta is still touching lives as a mentor and a coach. "I like hearing that he has people that write him


Higham wins individual title at BSU tournament ty," Higham said. "It was just if I could put a streak together." staff writer Higham shot a 10-over-par Utah State senior golfer at the Air Force Invitational Tanner Higham placed first Sept. 8-9, but after his last perin the Dash Thomas Memorial formance, Higham hopes what Golf Tournament Monday and happened earlier this week will Tuesday after he shot a final continue for tournaments to round 4-under-par 67 - his come. "I shot pretty high last tourfirst ever tournament victory. Higham is the first golfer nament, but stroke averagefrom USU to win a tournament wise, I am pretty close to where I want to be when I started the outright since 1996. "There's been a lot of good season, so I'm pretty happy golfers at Utah State since where I am," he said. "But you then, so it's a pretty exciting can always look for improvething and it feels real good," ment, and that's what I'm striving for.» Higham said. Other members of the USU Higham began the tournament with an even par of 71 golf team scored well, giving before he teed off Tuesday. His the team fifth place overall 8-under-205 is the best 54-hole with a 15-over-par. The Aggies score since 2007 when Devin played against 12 other collegDaniels shot 12-under-par and es Monday and Tuesday, finishing behind Seattle, Cal State finished tied for 15th. "I mean, the last couple tour- Fullerton, Idaho, and tournanaments through the summer ment champion Sacramento I've been playing well, so I State. Sophomore Seokwon Jeon always knew it was a possibili►

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finished the tournament tied for 17th place, shooting 4-overpar. Freshman Eli Rogers tied 32nd with a 10-over-par, while junior Graham Schmaltz and sophomore Brennan Coburn rounded out the top40 by shooting 12-over-par. Freshman Braxton Miller finished tied for 54th with a 17-over-par. The Aggies' next tournament is Oct. 10-11 at the Utah Invitational in Salt Lake City. Top five overall: l. Tanner Higham. USU 71-67-67-205 2. Mark Anguiano. CS Fullerton 70-70-66-206 3. David Torres. Seattle 70-69-68-207 4 Rylee lacolucci, Idaho 65-71-72-208 5. Brayden Eriksen, Utah Valley 68-7271-211

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' ' I have a strong belief that teahing is the greatest natural resource America has. letters because they're so influenced by him" said seminar-attendee Kennady Longhurst, a freshman majoring in history. "I think that's awesome. I've never thought about writing to my teacher that I've loved so much. So it's cool that he has such a big influence on people." Motta issued a challenge to the students in attendance to send a letter to a past teacher who had a profound effect on their lives, and told students to work hard and trust in luck. "I believe in phrases," Motta said. "I had one on my board at Weber that said 'I believe in luck. And the harder I work the luckier I get.'"

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Guns play a nontrivial role in our national culture and - even more so - our state culture here in Utah. Concealed carry permit classes are offered on a regular basis, the Cache Public Shooting Range enjoys a steady stream of business and hunting is a perennially popular pastime in the mountains surrounding Cache Valley. Our state legislature has even made sure to accentuate Utah's peculiar esteem for firearms by denoting a "state gun" - the nation's first - as the Browning M1911 automatic pistol. As a Democrat, I do hold some healthy reservations about the glorification of guns. No, I don't think that

Response to equality piece To the editor: It's hard, inconvenient and unpleasant to see the privileged position a person holds when that person is oneself. The author of the Sept. 24 column, "We are all equal, so get over it," doesn't see the privilege of being a white male born in the US. I need to bring up some unpleasant facts that the author Taylor Underwood overlooked. More Americans are enfranchised now than ever before, but still a large percentage of Americans are disenfranchised. Five million Americans (2.5 percent of the voting population) are not allowed to vote because they have been convicted of a crime. In 2009, blacks accounted for 39 percent of the prison population but only 13 percent of the US population. By disenfranchising people who are or were incarcerated, America is disproportionately disenfranchising black people. This is a form of racism and it matters. The 14th amendment was critical to desegregation in the US, not the 15th and 19th amendments. The 14th amendment was ratified in 1868, but Brown v. Board of Education didn't establish separate was inherently unequal for another 86 years. While we no longer have establishment level segregation, America still struggles

guns are innately evil and sure, guns don't kill people, people kill people. But to deny the inherently deadly nature of firearms and pretend they are wholly docile instruments is to be naive and careless. To be sure, the majority of gun owners are balanced, responsible people. More than a handful of USU students have grown up accustomed to the use of firearms for hunting or recreation and understand well the responsible operation of firearms. But it regrettably only takes one or two well-armed wingnuts to wreck havoc and destruction, as has been brutally demonstrated by the rash of mass shootings over the past year. In response to these recent tragedies, proposals to prevent future attacks have ranged from a mass effort to arm all civilians to an outright ban on all privately owned firearms. I frankly don't believe in the strictest form of gun ~See LEFT, Page 7

with equal protection under the law. I cite the ongoing debate about whether gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to marry. You could argue that non-marriage civil unions would be an acceptable alternative, but we have established that separate is inherently not equal protection. This is a form of discrimination and it matters. More women are becoming professors than ever before but generally hold lesser positions and don't get paid as much. Across teaching positions in academia women are paid 90 percent of what men are paid. Of the men who are in academia 19 percent are in non-tenure track positions (less desirable) and 62 percent have tenure (the most desirable). Why then are 32 percent of women in academia in nontenure track positions and only 44 percent are in tenured? Women are getting paid less to do less desirable job. This is a form of sexism and it matters. I am a white male born in the US, so I have many of the same advantages that Underwood also has. I also appreciate that there are people in the country who deal with issues that do not affect me as a privileged white male. Telling people to "get over" racism, sexism, and discrimination and move on because privileged people don't experience them is nai've.

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Two students take two angles on one political Issue

Recent mass shootings in the U.S. and abroad have brought the issue of gun ownership to the public forum yet again. Should laws ,be passed to further restrict gun ownership? Can more be done to stop such senseless violence? If so, what? The rroblem with the gun contra ownership debate is the passion and emotion on both sides of the issue. It's difficult to step away from those emotions because of the lives affected by gun control laws and gun ownership. We need more sensible and fact-based gun laws, not more emotionally charged political debates. Utah's gun laws are sensible and fair. In order to obtain a con-


cealed weapons permit, a person must be 21 years or older and take a four-hour class in which they learn laws pertaining to gun ownership and gun safety tips. They must also submit their fingerprints in order to rass a local, state and federa background check. This process is not over-burdensome; it is a fair process that encourages responsible gun ownership. According to law, students here at USU and other public universities throughout Utah can carry a concealed weapon on campus if they have a permit. Weapons cannot be stored in university housing due to other regulations. I personally wouldn't carry a weapon on campus, but I respect the freedom of others to do so. Those who have obtained a concealed weapons permit have proven they are responsible gun owners. Eliminating guns from American households has an inverse effect on gun violence. One might expect ~See RIGHT, Page 7

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orange construction barrels on every major roadway this summer, but how much worse Over the past week or so,. would construction traffic my walk home has been se- have been with all the students verely interrupted by construc- clogging up 400 North? To be fair, I love the decision tion on the diagonal path on• Old Main Hill running from to switch the patli from overthe flagpole ro the Amphithe- patched and uneven asphalt to ater stairway and down to the smooth concrete. Not only v-.:ill tunnel under U.S. Highway 89. it look nicer, but it will be easWhy the people in charge ier for cyclists and longboarders to maintain control of their of this project waited until the transportation; as if anyone, is fall, when the maximum numgoing to follow the posted 10 ber of students would be afmiles per hour safety suggesfected, is beyond me. Isn't one tion. . of the benefits of having an I just wish the whole project extremely diminished student would have been timed better body in the SU!17mer the op-' so students who live southwest portunity to upgrade campus of campus or park at th,e botinfrastructure? tom of Old Main Hill wouldn't I feel weird writing this, but have to stumble around the city. officials in Logan have fig- makeshift plastic fencing, twoured it out already - at least in foot-deep gravel ?its and lowpart Even though everyone in hanging tree branches ·that Cache Valley hated dodging comprise the obstacle course

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Left From Page 6 control, because history has taught us more than once that banning things - such as, say, alcohol and marijuana - doesn't halt their use; in fact, it more often than not creates a thriving black market. We certainly struggle enough keeping guns in the right hands in the legal market - we don't need to make our task ten times more difficult by creating perverse incentives. A full firearm ban would also stand on tenuous legal ground. But I also don't believe that the other extreme of universally arming civilians so they can individ-

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exchange students from Armenia and the Dominican Republic. "There's one guy here that's from the Dominican Republic, and he played on a tournament team down in the D.R., so we want to get him out to play with us," Burgess said. The email list has around 200 interested students, and the team

ually respond to threats is remotely a good idea. Civilians by-and-large lack the requisite training, discipline and experience necessary to respond to a crisis in a safe fashion that will not actually compound the danger posed to other bystanders. Even having the best-intentioned professors and students pack heat in a university classroom dramatically increases the likelihood of tragic accidents and misfirings. Simply put, far more tragedies are catalyzed than prevented. Furthermore, when individual people take the law into their own hands, especially when those hands hold a weapon of deadly force, the rule of law is seriously jeopardized. There's a really good reason to entrust law enforcement

officers with a monopoly on deadly force: vigilante justice gets out of hand faster than you can blink an eye. No, guns are not the root of all evil. And many civilians who carry a gun are well-intentioned. It is my firm belief, though, that the law is better left in the hands of law enforcement. Far fewer tragedies in the aggregate will come from having fewer, not more, firearms in university classrooms across the nation.

holds practices sporadically. The dub plays at a field near Smithfield where they set up inflatable bunkers, giant wooden spools and other objects to hide and shoot b~hind. Draper said there were about 10 players at Saturday's practice. "Tim knows a guy that has some land out in Smithfield; we're able to set up a pretty decent field that we can play on, and then up the canyon there's a place you can play," Draper said. "Eventually we want to get to a point where we can sponsor and get people together, just

like 'hey we're going up the canyon to play on this date and this time, we're just going to go up and shoot each other.'" The club benefits from the connections that long-time players such as Draper have with paintball stores. One such connection, Chris Longfellow, owns Paintball Addicts in Salt Lake City and helps the club with necessary materials. "We get paint from him, we borrow his bunkers," Burgess said. He's always willing to extend his hand out to help... Hickenlooper said the normal

- Briana is a senior majoring in political science and president of the USU Democrats. She is an avid road cyclist and a 2073 Truman Scholar. Comments can be sent to Briana at


State your case: Which team has played better through the first three weeks of the NFL regular season? ►

By Curtis Lundstrom

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Thursday, Sef)t. 26, 2013

By Brady Clark

sports editor

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Through three weeks of football, there's no question the Broncos are the team to beat in the NFL. Manning and company lead the league in total offense with 486 yards per game, passing offense with 374 yard per game, LUNDSTROM and scoring offense with 42 points per game. Four different receivers have at least 14 receptions and 190 yards receiving in three games. On the ground, Denver is averaging over 100 yards per game, and the running back corps showed they can do just as much damage on offense as anybody when they stole the show in week two. A handful of offensive records have already fallen in three weeks, and Manning said the Broncos are still working out the kinks on offense. That's a scary thought for the rest of the league. And happily taking a backseat to the offense is the defense. Denver is tied for the league lead in interceptions with six and run defense with 43.3 yards per game. They picked off Eli Manning twice in the end zone to keep points off the board. Each time the opposition has threatened, Denver's defense has stiffened and gotten the ball back for Manning, and Denver has done all this without its top two defenders in Elvis Dumervil and Champ Bailey. Has everyone forgotten that the Broncos were a top 5 defense across the board last season?

"Please don't doubt us again, because every time you doubt us, you look stupid," said Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. I agree, I was one of the many who thought the 49ers were going to walk in and prove why they CLARK are the best team in the NFL. Obviously I was wrong, and Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks made me feel "stupid" for ever doubting them. Sherman - slowly becoming my favorite player in the NFL - and the Seahawk defense create arguably the oest defense in the NFL, posting the best passing defense in three games thus far and a top-12 rush defense led by USU native Bobby Wagner. Not only is the defense sur.erb, but the Seahawk offense is stellar as wel , having a top10 rushing game led by Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson. The team is poised to take their talents all the way to New York City and bring the title back to the loudest fans in football. Their one obstacle? The Denver Broncos. No one will argue that Peyton Manning is the greatest regular season QB of all time, but something happens to this guy during the playoffs that you just can't trust. Don't believe me? His playoff record is 9-11 and 1-1 in the Super Bowl. Manning has a total of 32 touchdowns in the playoffs, but he also has 21 interceptions. Still don't believe me? Remember overtime against the Ravens last year? Manning threw a game-sealing interception to the Ravens.

fewer guns means less gun violence, but these statistics show otherwise. Chicago, a city where the sale of firearms is illegal and concealed and carry permits are restricted, suffered 28.4 homicides for every 100,000 people in 2012. Houston, a city of comparable demographics and size, where firearms are abundant and concealed and carry permits are legal, only suffered 9.6 homicides for every 100,000 people. The American people have the right to defend themselves against criminals who illegally obtain firearms. Instead of passing laws that harm responsible, lawabiding citizens more than

criminals, lawmakers should redirect their efforts on the root of the problem. Many of the recent mass shootings were conducted by individuals struggling with mental health issues. For some inexplicable reason, guns have been blamed for these horrific incidents. Mental health has been mostly ignored. There are countless individuals throughout the country who struggle with a wide variety of mental health issues. If treated properly, they can and do lead perfectly normal lives. Unfortunately mental health is a taboo topic not seriously and openly discussed, despite the recent wave of violence. Those who break the law should be punished for their crimes. Those who obey the law deserve the right to protect themselves and their

families. We need to do a better job encouraging responsible gun ownership by passing sensible and reasonable concealed weapons permit laws. We must provide help for those struggling with mental health issues and be sure that their access to guns is limited. We should not further infringe upon the freedoms of law abiding citizens by passing restrictive and unreasonable gun laws. What sets America apart from the rest of the world is the liberty we enjoy and the trust our government places in its people.

excuses on why students won't come out don't work, and said the club welcomes all who want to come out. "A lot of people don't want to

come out because they say it hurts," he said. "It doesn't hurt. My wife plays and she loves it." Any interested students are invited to like the group on

Facebook or contact one ofthe club members. Materials, such as gun rentals and paintballs, are available for a minimal fee at the practices.

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