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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
“Take Back the Night” A March Against Domestic Violence Erik McFarland | Freelancer
n Oregon, 22 women and two men were killed by their intimate partners in the last year alone. This was only one of many realities exposed at Abby’s House’s “Take Back the Night” event in Werner Center’s Columbia Room on Monday, Oct. 28. The night began with a welcome address from Dr. Mary Dello Stritto, a Western psychology professor and director of Abby’s House for the past three years. Abby’s House is a “resource and referral center for members of the entire community,” Dr. Dello Stritto said. She added that it’s not just a women’s center, but a place for “people to get resources on a variety of issues, like these issues of violence [and] also stress, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, housing assistance, [and] food assistance.” Abby’s House was established at Western in 1997 to help female students receive the services they needed. The contact information for several other organizations, such as Sable House and Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence (CARDV), was given at the event and are listed at the end of this article. Dr. Dello Stritto fed the audience an unabated flow of grim truths, dispelling myths and misunderstandings. The night was as much for helping people understand domestic violence as it was for empowering and aiding those who have experienced it. Following Dr. Dello Stritto’s introduction, in a moment of reflection, the audience was invited to use the time to reflect on what they had just learned, or share any past violence they had endured. However, because Dr. Dello Stritto and the Abby’s House Advocates are mandatory reporters, they left the room to provide those present a sense of freedom to express themselves. “I like to help other people, especially to be a discrete nonjudgmental listener, and that’s what Abby’s House Advocates are,” said lead Advocate Ashley Davis, a Western student majoring in psychology and social science. “We want to promote equity and nonviolence.” Abby’s House welcomes those who want to
be involved and become Advocates, but Davis acknowledges that it can be difficult. Learning how to keep the appropriate boundaries while being as compassionate as possible is not always easy to do. Nonetheless, Davis wants everyone who has experienced domestic violence or any other hardship to know that the organization is there to support them. After Dr. Dello Stritto and the advocates had left, a gong was struck every nine seconds, symbolizing how often a woman is beaten, and the floor was opened for anyone to share. What was said inside the room is not for outsiders to know, but many left the room sobbing. Upon reentering the room, the words, “You Are Beautiful” were seen written on the white board. As Dr. Dello Stritto explained, domestic violence takes many forms: physical, sexual, psychological or emotional. The emotional abuse is, as said by one of the presenters, especially “insidious and crazy-making.” Dr. Dello Stritto also emphasized the importance of not falling prey to stereotypes and quick initial judgments. Victims of domestic violence are often told that it is their fault, or that they could have done something to prevent it, such as wearing different clothing or going in a different direction. Dr. Dello Stritto says that these false accusations are quite possibly brought about by desensitized attribution. As explained by Dr. Dello Stritto, this is when an individual puts themselves in the victim’s place and tell themselves that they would not have done what the victim did. By doing this we make ourselves feel safer; as if it that would never happened to them, and thus that they don’t need to worry. Western’s Green Dot club, a group committed to nonviolence on campus, made an appearance after the moment of reflection. Green Dot works on making the campus safe from all forms of violence and offers training for individuals, groups and teams.
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Opinion Why Studying is Worth Your Time
November 6, 2013
Sara Grant | Campus Life Editor
Studying is something no college student wants to do. It may take away from that party you got invited to the day before your midterm, or that late night movie marathon with your significant other. What some people don’t realize is that studying, even though it may take up your time, is beneficial in the long run. Taking an hour a day to not just do your homework, but to read and re-read the chapters you were assigned, can make a difference when it comes time to taking that midterm or final. Here are some study tips that I use: 1. Grab a snack. No matter where you are, make sure you have some brain food. Carrots, apples, granola bars: anything that is easy to travel with and is good for my body. 2. Drink lots and lots of water. Having a water bottle with you in your backpack is the first step. Most buildings on campus have an electronic water fill up with clean cold water. Why not take advantage of it? 3. Study in a quiet place. This may vary for everyone but for me, I need to be in a place where there is nothing to distract me. I can’t stand it when I can hear the people behind me talking about how some kid fell asleep in class or if they look like they are getting fat. I need to be in my own zone. 4. Comfortable clothes are a must. I always find it helpful to be in loose fitting clothes that make it easy to move around in and not add pressure. Skinny jeans and a push up bra doesn’t sound like fun to study in. Sweat pants, a sports bra and a sweatshirt feel warm, relaxing and pleasant. 5. Something to do for a break. I usually have my cell phone and computer when I study. I check my phone every 30 minutes and check Facebook also. You can also walk around the room, the building or lay on the floor. Move around and get out of the chair or position you have been in while
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studying. Your mind needs to have a break every once in a while. 6. Don’t study for hours on end. Study an hour a day, every day of the week. It will keep your mind up to speed with your class without overwhelming you into not wanting to study at all. Everyone has their own set of tricks and things they love to do. These are my tricks that can potentially help.
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November 6, 2013
Lacrosse Suffers Close Loss Against the Ducks
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Western’s lacrosse team kicked off their season with a home game against University of Oregon, last Friday, Nov. 1. A night of rivalry surely brought out emotions in a close loss for the Western Wolves. “The game was expected to be close,” said senior midfielder Taylor Dougan. “Freshman Grant Post came into the game early with a huge stick check on one of Oregon’s players to get the team’s intensity up.” Defense was a huge part of Western’s attack as junior defenseman Griffin Caster scored the first goal for the Wolves, but this was not the only threat. At the end of the first half the Wolves trailed Oregon 8-6. On offense, Dougan led the team with five goals and one assist. Following him was junior midfielder Brandon Determan with three goals and senior Clay Malensek and junior attacker Scott Barker, who each scored a goal apiece. As the clock ticked down, the scoreboard read 11-12 at the end of the game. The next game for lacrosse will be Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4:15 p.m. against the alumni of Western lacrosse. Come out and cheer on your current Wolves as they face the seasoned vets.
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Club Sports Schedule 11/8/2013 Men’s Soccer
University of Oregon
7 p.m. Monmouth, OR
11/9/2013 Men’s Lacrosse
Wolf Camp/WOU Alumni
9:30 a.m. / 4 p.m. Monmouth
11/9/2013 Men’s Soccer
Portland State University
1 p.m. Portland, OR
11/16/2013 Women’s Rugby
University of Oregon
1 p.m. Eugene, OR
11/23/2013 Men’s Rugby
University of Idaho
1 p.m. Monmouth OR
11/30/2013 Men’s Rugby
University of Oregon
1 p.m. Monmouth OR
November 6, 2013
New Director of Media Relations for Athletics Iain Dexter | Sports Editor
Barrett Henderson was named the new director of media relations for Western’s athletic department Oct. 5. Henderson replaces Michael Collins, who took a job at Oregon State University (OSU) as the head of marketing and communications. Henderson spent last year in a similar position as the director of operations and media relations at Montana State Billings. As a Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) rival to Western, Henderson already has experience working within the conference. “It helps that he comes from another university inside of our conference,” said Michael Feuling, the director of athletic development and sales. “He understands what is needed to make sure our student-athletes are highlighted and noted in order to promote the success we are having from our athletic teams.” Before his work at Billings, Henderson was the assistant athletic director at his alma mater, Eastern Oregon University. During his time there, he was named the Cascade Collegiate Conference Sports Information Director of the Year. “The college atmosphere of Monmouth feels different,” said Henderson. “[There is] great community support and it’s great to see the turnout here.” Henderson’s appointment came during Homecoming week, a busy time for the athletic department. Western had home games that week for both football and volleyball. “The first week is crazy,” said Henderson. “With Homecoming, Hall-of-Fame Weekend, and fall sports, it’s just a crazy time. To be honest, that’s the way I like to go: [to] just jump in, trial by fire.” “Barrett has done a great job,” Feuling said. “He was thrown into the fire right away with starting right at one of our busiest athletic weekends and did a tremendous job in his areas.” Before leaving for OSU, Collins had been a part of Western for four years. He has worn many hats at Western, attaining titles such as the associate athletic director of external relations, and sports information director. “The amount of work here [Collins] had was tremendous,” said Henderson. “There was a stretch there when he was doing compliance, business and sports information, and then he also does marketing and promotions.” Collins contributed in many ways at Western: he redesigned the Western athletic marks and athletic page, established new revenue sources through online merchandise, ticket sales and licensing, and served on various hiring committees during his four years. “Working with Michael Collins was great,” said Feuling. “He was able to come in and help lead the athletic department through the new logo changes, help establish our ticketing system that we currently have in place and helped us with getting our social media presence, allowing us to gain more followers and increase our athletic attendance.” Collins worked at OSU as an assistant communications director for the three years before he came to Western. He has over ten years of experience working with collegiate athletics as a result of his jobs at Baylor University, Kansas State University and Marshall University. The athletic department continues to grow stronger with the transition from Collins to Henderson. The foundation that Collins left, combined with the new ideas and energy that Henderson brings, are sure to further the development of Western athletics.
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Volleyball welcomed two Alaskan teams as Western was able to come away with one victory over the weekend.
Volleyball Splits This Week Levi Watkins | Freelancer
Volleyball defeated University of Alaska Thursday, Oct. 31, but dropped a game against the talented University of Alaska-Anchorage team Saturday, Nov 2nd. After this week’s games the Wolves hold an 8-14 overall record and a 5-7 conference record, putting them sixth in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). Senior middle blocker Becky Blees is happy with the way the team is fighting through the season. “It is so obvious the leaps and bounds we have made skill- and confidence- wise,” said Blees. I am proud of all the hard work the girls have put in.” On Halloween night, the team hosted the University of Alaska, who came into the game with a 3-20 overall record, two of those wins coming in conference play. Western was able to defeat the Nanooks in four sets. Each set was close as the Wolves won the first, second and fourth 25-18, 25-21 and 25-21 respectively. Alaska beat Western in the third set with a score of 25-22.
Saturday, Nov. 2 Alaska-Anchorage faced the Western team, who was, at the time, on a three-game winning streak. Alaska-Anchorage, ranked 33 in the nation for Division II, was a tough match for Western. The Wolves were able to defeat Alaska-Anchorage in the first set 25-23. Alaska-Anchorage was able to win three sets in a row 25-16, 25-20 and 25-20; a loss that snapped Western’s three-game winning streak. Freshman outside hitter Lani Kalalau is looking forward to Western’s upcoming match against Western Washington Thursday, Nov. 7 in Bellingham, Wash. “We need to look at the good things that we did in that match,” said Kalalau. “We need to be focusing on what we can do as a team to get better.” The Vikings are currently second place in the conference, providing the Wolves with a difficult challenge on the road.
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Junior setter Jordin Ramos (#10) sets the ball for freshman middle blocker Hannah Crites (#14) in Western’s 3-1 loss against Alaska-Anchorage.
November 6, 2013
Soccer Ends Regular Season with a Draw at Home
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Western traveled to Montana State Billings Thursday, Oct. 31 and earned a 3-2 overtime win. The Wolves found themselves trailing 2-1 in the second half, but sophomore midfielder Makana Pundyke put the ball in the back of the net for her ninth goal this season to tie the game in the 83rd minute. Freshman defender Allison Sprecher scored the first goal of her collegiate career nine minutes into the first overtime to give Western the win 3-2. In the back-and-forth match, the Wolves had 10 shots compared to the Saint’s seven. “It was a tough game,” said Head Coach Steve Ancheta. “The Yellowjackets are a good team and the travel makes it a hard trip.” The Wolves didn’t make it back to campus until late Friday night, and then had to wake up early Saturday, Nov. 2 to face Saint Martin’s at home. Western played to a scoreless tie against the Saints to finish 9-3-6 overall and 7-3-4 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). “I thought we played hard,” said senior defender Rachel Crawford. “You could tell that we were tired, but we
gave it our all given the circumstances.” The shutout was Western’s 12th of the season, extending their program record. Both teams had key opportunities to score, but came up short. Saint Martin’s was given a penalty kick in the 80th minute, but the shot went wide of the net. With less than a minute left in the game, Western had one of their shots bounce off the crossbar. The Wolves finished with a 15-13 shot advantage, but the Saints placed six on goal to Western’s five. Junior midfielder Taija Bjorgo led the Wolves with five shots, placing one on goal. Western finished the season outscoring their opponents 13-1 at home, while only losing once. The Wolves face no. 11 Western Washington (15-1-0, 12-1-0) in the GNAC semifinals Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Seattle, Wash. Western handed the Vikings their lone loss of the season. “I’m excited,” said senior defender Becca Hoiland. “I think we can take it to them again and hopefully get a second win.”
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Soccer ties Saint Martin’s in finale. The team travels to Western Washington Nov. 7 for their first round of GNAC playoffs.
Football Downed by Azusa Again
ball Coach Arne Ferguson. “We have two games left and we have three losses in the GNAC; who knows what can happen? This is a very competitive league; our players are physical and work very hard and want to represent Western.” The Wolves fell quickly behind the Cougars who Rachel Shelley | Freelancer lead 10-0 after the first quarter. “We need to start out fast and effective at the beginFootball traveled to Azusa ning and keep that intensiPacific this past weekend for a ty throughout the game,” conference match-up, as they said junior quarterback were defeated 38-28. The loss Ryan Bergman. ended their three-game win The Wolves answered streak, making them 5-3 in “Our goal is still to win the GNAC. Azusa’s ten straight points league play. We have two games left and we with a 22-yard touchdown In their previous meeting at reception by senior wide home against Azusa earlier this have three losses in the GNAC; who receiver Lucas Gonsalves, season, the Wolves fell short in knows what can happen?” slimming Western’s point a hard-fought match 34-32 after deficit to three points and scoring 13 unanswered points Arne Ferguson a score of 10-7. To open in the last five minutes of the WESTERN HEAD FOOTBALL COACH the second half, the Cougame. gars increased their lead The Wolves were held to to 24-7. 323 offensive yards to the CouThe Wolves scored again in the third quarter, makgars 393. The loss put Western two games behind Azusa in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) ing the score 24-14, but Azusa answered back with a 15standings for first place. Azusa See Page 12 “Our goal is still to win the GNAC,” said Head Foot-
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November 6, 2013
Dance Team Ends, Open Auditions to Follow
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Western’s dance team will be giving their last performance during halftime of the last home football game of the fall season Saturday, Nov. 9. The game starts at 1 p.m. “[Be] willing to do the work and work hard,” said Terheanna Marquez, head dance coach, about what she looks for in applicants for her team. “I look for that charisma and spark,” said Marquez. Marquez started as the head coach for Western’s team five years ago. Before every game, the dancers stand in a circle, interlace their little fingers, put their right foot into the circle and give a prayer. “I’ve been dancing for 13 years,” said sophomore Michael Eckerdt.
“I wanted to dance more and I like to perform. The team is a fun way to be able to perform. We are all so close and unified. It’s like a family.” ‘Secret buddies’ are assigned to each dancer for every football game. Each dancer gets a random team member a little gift to lift spirits and build positivity. “It’s nice to be able to dance and be a part of a team [and to] meet new peoplem” said freshman Kali Marquez. The dance team practices every week upstairs in the New P.E. building Tuesday and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Everyone is super hilarious and it makes our two-hour practices fly by,” said junior Kayla Vincent. “The people are my favorite part since everyone is so much fun, and they all make everything, from ‘Beasty Bingo’
to practice, full of laughs. I love being on a team where we all get along and can joke and laugh with each other.” Kali Marquez said that the hardest part of being on the team is balancing practice with work, school and a social life. “It’s been amvazing. I have made great friends on the team, and my performance quality has really improved both on the team and dance department,” said Eckerdt. “The team was very welcoming and made it easy to join right in.” For those interested in becoming part of the team there, auditions will be held Nov. 22 and 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in a location to be determined. The dance team practices every week upstairs in the New P.E. building Tuesday and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Services Fair and a home football game at which potential students can attend. There will also be door prizes and a scholarship drawing at the end of the event. Preview Day is largely run by the Western Ambassadors. “Ambassadors are a diverse group of students
schools and colleges through college presentation, fairs and school visits.” The team consists of 28 student ambassadors and two coordinators. The Ambassadors share experience about Western and college in general, and try to give student’s perspective on how to be successful in college, time management and utilizing various resources available on campus, Aryal said. “We host this event by giving campus tours to prospective students and their families, facilitating the event presenters for various exploration sessions and sometimes facilitating the event or panel ourselves,” said Aryal. Preview day consists of discussions followed by on-campus and housing tours. The Ambassadors also assist admission counselors on handing out giveaways and scholarship awards. The event concludes around 2:30 p.m. “We Ambassadors have a great time putting this event together,” said Aryal. “We go through lots of training and meetings to make sure we are putting our best efforts in making this event worthwhile for visiting prospective students. We work hard on understanding our responsibilities and work as a team. Attendance of Preview Day is free for prospective students and their families. Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Contact the Office of Admissions at (503) 838-8211 for space availability.
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Western will host their annual Fall Preview Day when prospective students can tour the campus and learn about Western Saturday, Nov. 9. “I am pleased to share that more than 550 people are already registered for the program,” said Rob Findtner, director of admissions at Western. “The positive response can be attributed to our marketing efforts, which include direct mail and e-mail to students in our recruitment database. Also, the admissions counseling staff has actively promoted the program during college fairs and high school visitations.” “A great amount of effort is required to coordinate a Preview Day program. It is a truly a campus wide effort and I am always grateful that members of the WOU community are willing to spend part of their Saturday with our future students.” Program activities during Preview Day include onsite admission, tours of campus and the residence halls, lunch at Valsetz and information sessions about admissions, financial aid and Western scholarships, the Honors program and university housing. There will also be an information session for Spanish-speaking students and families. At 1 p.m., there will be an Academic Student
“We host this event by giving campus tours to prospective students and their families, facilitating the event presenters for various exploration sessions and sometimes facilitating the event or panel ourselves”
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who come from various backgrounds, countries, ethnicity, race, [and] sexual orientation,” said Samrid Aryal, one of the student coordinators for the Ambassador program. “We represent Western Oregon University on various elementary schools, middle schools, high
November 6, 2013
Club Showcase: Criminal Justice Association
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Tori Gannon | Photo Editor The Criminal Justice Association (CJA) hopes to gain a following by putting on events. Starting next week, CJA plans to have a food drive and donations box to give to the local food bank for the holidays. “[I’m] hoping I will do a movie night for “The Heat” in winter term,” said freshman Kylie Reeves, secretary of CJA. “It would be great for more people to come and be a part of the group.” During spring term, CJA looks forward to providing an optional test to let criminal justice majors have an idea of what the Oregon Physical Ability Test (ORPAT)
entails. The ORPAT is the physical portion of the interview process for any law enforcement professions. According to Reeves, goals for the club are to “help fellow students in the [criminal justice] major and have resources in the outside world.” Senior Leonard Bloomgren said he hopes to “create a growing community in the CJ major on campus in courts, policing and corrections.” CJA meets every other Monday at 4 p.m. in Werner Center’s Calapooia Room. If you are interested, contact CJA Advisor Dr. Misty Weitzel at weitzelm@ wou.edu.
Western Survives Apocalypse SAB Hosts Halloween Extravaganza
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Amidst the midterms and homework assignments last week, there was a shining light that people clung to: that special day when the barriers between the living and the dead break down and the ghouls come out to play. You guessed it, Halloween. Western’s Halloween night started with young children visiting the campus and gathering candy and ended with a Western Apocalypse dance. Hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB), the dance was held in the Pacific Room of the Werner Center from 9 p.m. to midnight. Women around campus began preparing for the night by doing their hair and dressing up in costumes. Fresh-
men Brianna Ackaret, Audra Yates and Christie Hendricks said they spent around two hours getting ready for the dance. Most students arrived fashionably late, around 10 p.m., and the total amount of students ranged from about 100 to 150, none of which were lacking in energy. Arriving at the dance, students were met with flashing strobe lights and colorful balloons. In addition to these decorations, clips of the old black-and-white movie “Night of The Living Dead” played behind the DJ set up, setting a creepy mood that fit just right for Halloween. Students were provided with ice water and free Redbulls. Tickets were $1 with costume and $2 without a costume.
Ackaret went with a very philosophical theme of yin and yang with her date, whereas Yates and her date went as Ariel and prince Eric from “The Little Mermaid.” “I think it went well,” said Tatianna Olivare, co-campus traditional coordinator. “I feel like everyone had a good time.” During a break in the dancing, individuals lined the stage to participate in costume contests with categories including funniest, most creative and best group costume. The winners of the costume competitions were decided by the attendees. “The costume contest seemed a little rigged,” said Yates. “The people who won were mainly the girls who wore tight clothing and the guys who took off their costumes.”
“Survivors of the apocalypse” dress up in costumes to celebrate Halloween at the dance.
The winner of the funniest costume received the movie “Ted” and the game Taboo. The winners of the best group costume received blankets and gift cards to local businesses and the winner of the most creative won a Wii Fit. The music played at the dance appealed to some but not everyone. “They could have used more variety in the music,” said Brianna Ackaret. “It was all basically one selection of music; they should have expanded it and used actual Halloween music, like ‘Thriller.’” “There was a lot of inappropriate grinding and I wish there had been more line dancing because that’s a lot of fun,” said Hendricks.
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The Nightmare Factory Amanda McMasters | Entertainment Editor
Blood, clowns, masks and terror await those who willingly enter The Nightmare Factory. For 20 years the Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD) has put on what is now the state’s longest running haunted house in the basement of the boys’ dormitory, providing over 12,000 square feet of pure terror. OSD is a public school in Salem that serves deaf and hard-of-hearing students from kindergarten through high school. Established in 1870, the school is one of Oregon’s oldest continuously operating schools. The Nightmare Factory haunted house was founded in 1987 as a way to fundraise for the school. The Nightmare Factory is run by OSD students and volunteer staff. With painted faces, scary costumes and dripping fake blood, the students take part in the haunted house by scaring the clientele. “I went to the Nightmare Factory two nights in a row this year,” sophomore Emily Burtenhouse said. “It was scary and fun and the money goes to a good cause. My favorite part was watching other people’s reactions, but I hated the clowns.” This year, the Nightmare Factory added a new three-dimensional aspect, called the 3-D Nightmare Containment Zone. Participants were given 3-D glasses that intensified the three-dimensional clowns and paint on the walls. “The 3-D stuff was cool. I ended up going twice, and the first time I actually kept
my 3-D glasses off,” said sophomore Zach Moffat. “There were some weird depth perception differences with the glasses on. I thought it was well done. I don’t like scary stuff so it was pretty terrifying.” OSD’s Nightmare Factory made its television debut in fall of 2010 on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” On the show’s 172nd episode, a Halloween special, host Ty Pennington and his crew surprised the students at OSD. The students of OSD were outfitted with new hearing aids and sent on a trip to Minnesota, while Pennington and his team built a new dormitory for the boys. The old dormitories, where the Nightmare Factory was housed, were considered unsafe to live in. Along with building a new boys’ dorm, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” also spiced up the Nightmare Factory. During the episode, Pennington was joined by guest star Marlee Matlin, a famous deaf actress. Halloween was the last night of the regular Nightmare Factory season. Saturday, Nov. 1 opened the season for a new type of scary at the Nightmare Factory. As part of their haunt, every light in the Nightmare Factory is extinguished. The only thing visitors have to protect themselves from the blackness is a small glow stick that provides only about a two-inch radius of light. The part that makes it even scarier is that each person must go through alone, with no support against whatever is lurking in the darkness. OSD capped attendees at 300, and all tickets for Pitch Black were sold out by Nov. 1. “This was my first year going to the Nightmare Factory, but I plan on going back,” Burtenhouse said. “It was awesome, and the money goes to a good cause.”
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aintings, wire faces and gargantuan calligraphy currently line the inner walls of the historic Campbell Hall, home to Western’s art department. It is a fountainhead of creativity, ingenuity, originality, mystery and puzzlement, manufacturing artists and works of art. “The building itself has a tremendous history,” said professor Paula Booth, gallery director for the past seven years and assistant professor of art at Western. Not many students are aware of the building’s diverse history. “I know there’s a really big tree outside. I know the art department is there; other than that I don’t know of anything else,” said one student. “Some people say it’s haunted,” said Booth. “I have heard stories, things moving when nobody is around, crazy noises in the night.” Western’s website provides an annotated history of the building, along few pictures of a scale model showing what the building looked like decades ago, from an exhibit displayed in the library in 2011. According to the website, there is little information on who designed or first built Campbell Hall. The most-likely builders are the members of Disciples of Christ (founders of the city of Monmouth) and the school and it was modeled after the gothic revival style. For years after Western was founded, Campbell Hall was the sole location for campus functions. Along with the rest of campus, it too has undergone several name changes:from the Brick Building to the Administration Building and the Main Building. It wasn’t until 1936 that it was formally named Campbell Hall, to honor two of its former presidents, Thomas Franklin Campbell and Prince Lucien Campbell. Information from the website includes interesting tidbits such as, the location of the Natural Science building was originally the first grove of maple and fir trees planted when the first stage of Campbell Hall was completed. While there are no records of the event, sometime before 1882 Campbell Hall caught fire. There are charred timber and roof sheathing to attest to this. Apparently in the 1920’s the flagpole and bell in the bell tower were removed from Campbell Hall because students would often climb the flag pole and “ring the bell at all hours,” says the website. On Oct. 12, 1962, Columbus Day, a 100-mph windstorm toppled several trees next to Campbell Hall, knocking over the bell tower and greatly damaging the south wing. In 1963 the “Monolithic Monmouth Macrosaur Gallstone,” a large prehistoric lizard, was discovered during excavations beneath the South Wing. Later, the story was revealed to be an April Fools hoax put on by the campus director of information. Finally in 1993, the building was equipped with a “state-of-the-art earthquake-resistant foundation,” says the website. Also included in the 1990s renovations was the construction of the Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art. The
gallery is primarily used to help teach and supplement the curriculum of classes at Western. “We choose a variety of different art forms [to put on display] based on what we teach,” says Professor Booth. Typically, national or international art and artists will be brought to campus to expose students to a large variety of works, though lately, more local artists have been invited in. The most recent exhibit contained pieces by James B. Thomson, professor of art at Willamette University. The gallery contains pieces from three series by Professor Thomson: “Elemental Mutability: Explorations in Glass,” “Linear Metaphysics: Contemporary Mark-Making and Time-Based Art Works,” and “French Curve: Where The River Bends.” The gallery began preparation for its biannual faculty show Oct. 30. Before spring break, a show called “Body Language” will be on display. It will include pieces by Patrick Hammy, who works with figure painting oil painting, and black-andwhite and John Chang, who does abstract work based on Chinese calligraphy. In April, Western print arts by Print Arts Northwest in Portland will be on display. The month of May will have the 46th Annual Juried Students Exhibition, a competition that any student can enter. Finally, in June, the gallery will be hosting a Bachelor of Fine Arts show, with pieces by Sarah Joyce and Jolene Johnson. The gallery’s namesake, Professor Emirates Daniel George Cannon, besides teaching at Western for 30 years, was president of the National Art Education Association in Washington, D.C. and co-founded River Gallery in Independence, Ore. Upon retirement he and his wife set up a $100,000 endowment for the Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art when it was built. This endowment not only allows the art department to provide airfare for visiting artists and ship artwork to Western from around the world, but “has also allowed us to have a lot of cookies at our receptions,” said Booth. The Cannon Gallery of Art is there foreveryone, but especially for students. Booth encourages students to “eat your lunch in the gallery, look at the art. It’s a nice resource on campus.” The receptions hosted by the art department are an excellent resource for students. They offer a chance to, not only admire and learn from artists of national and international renown, but also to meet the artists themselves. The next reception at the Cannon Gallery of Art is scheduled for Nov. 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Whether your major is based in art, psychology or computer science, the Dan and Gail Gallery of Art is a ‘must see.’ With the chance of eating cookies with ghosts and internationally-known artists, who wouldn’t want to go?
The final activity of the event was a march. “Take Back the Night” marches began in October of 1975, in memory of Susan Speeth, a microbiologist who was stabbed to death in Philadelphia while walking home alone at night. Since then, marches have appeared all over the United States, with candles and signs, to “take back the night” and reclaim the time with candles ablaze and signs upheld. After returning to the Werner University Center, the crowd huddled together in a circle for the closing ceremony. Attendees were asked “Why end domestic violence?” and responses were read aloud or from a piece of paper for those not present. “I shouldn’t have to live in fear,” one student said. “Kids make the 911 calls,” another student read from a paper a victim had written. Abby’s House’s “Take Back the Night” event is the manifestation of hopes and dreams of victims around the globe: that no one should have to be afraid at night, or silently endure abuse, and, as one student said, “should dream and never have nightmares.”
If you are a victim of violence or know somebody who is, here are a few local resources that can help.
Werner University Center 108 (503) 838-8219 firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Public Safety: (503) 838-8481
Sable House 24-Hour Crisis Line (503) 623-4033 Dallas, Oregon www.sablehouse.org
CARDV 24-hour Hotline:
(Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence)
(541) 754-0110 or 1-800-927-0197 http://cardvservices.org/services.php
Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis www.mvwcs.com
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence Statewide Crisis 1-888-235-5333 www.ocadsv.com
10 News “Egypt in Crisis” Allison Opson Clement | News Editor
The Revolution Solution
Former resident of Egypt Wail Telbany gave his “Egypt in Crisis” presentation on the events of the 2011 revolution and occurrences since then Wednesday Oct. 30. According to the native Egyptian, the 2011 revolution was years overdue and, even more impressively, the 18 days were peaceful, on the part of the people. It began with meetings in the public squares on Jan. 25, 2011 – Tahir Square in Cairo. “The story of Egypt is really something amazing,” said Telbany. The geography is critical to everyone, he said. Ships carrying materials must pass through the Suez Canal for any trade in the area. Egypt is also one of the oldest civilizations in the world, with a third of the world’s history, he said. “Every human deserve[s] the best,” said Telbany, but the large population of Egypt has been living in an unjust situation for a long time. “They were just waiting for a spark.” “There was really no last straw, [the revolution was] just 30, 40, 50, 60 years overdue,” he said; sixty years ago, it was easier to control people. With modern technology, information spreads much more easily now. “The Egyptian people came together as a whole,” Telbany said; “all kinds of people, all ages, all colors.” This was not only an urban revolution. People came out in protest in small villages across Egypt. “This revolution will be taught in universities very, very soon, and it should be,” he said, because it is important for people to know about. Telbany’s presentation showed pictures of youths climbing street poles and tearing down images of then-President Hosni Mubarak and his son. At night, the police dispersed the crowds using tear gas and sound bombs. By Jan. 28, “the police [were] under huge pressure” and were forced to retreat. Protesters burned the vehicles they left behind and took other scattered belongings. President Mohammed Morsi took power for one year and the people ratified a new constitution. A military coup from the anti-revolution movement won control of the country July 3. The government then proceeded to cancel the newly-written constitution. “They worked miracles in order to make people’s lives hell,” Telbany said. “They came in not to do something good, but the opposite: to bring back the old regime with new faces.” Of the military, Telbany says “their mentality to start with is very low,” in part because of the free education system in Egypt. Students with good grades can go to their choice of schools, while those who get poor grades have few choices, many of which end up in the military or the police force. “When they get into power they do stupid things,” he said. Ten thousand people died in less than four
months. During the single bloodiest day of the revolution, Aug. 14, almost 5,000 were killed. “It was one of the most horrifying things that ever happened in Egypt,” Telbany said. For one year, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was the freely elected president. “He was a very good guy,” Telbany said of Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood has been labeled as an extremist group, but “these people are just another faction of the public.” “They have [done] lots of good things on a social level,” he said, and gained a lot of respect from the people, as the election of Morsi demonstrates. “Once there was free election, they managed to win.” The Egyptian government for the past 60 years has used scare tactics against the Muslim Brotherhood. “They still manage to do a lot of good to the people on the ground,” said Telbany. “It’s important also to get the complete picture,” he said. There are always two sides to every story. “I believe in this side.” This situation turned the people against each other. The Egyptian police were against their own citizens. “Even young kids, they jail them, they take them,” he said. “If you had a camera, you’d be shot through the eye” by police. These are “crimes against humanity by any means” and “these people should be tried and punished.” The government is just trying to make another regime doing the same things as before. Of attempts to sanitize the reputation of Mubarak, Telbany says he believes it is a lost cause. “Just being a president for 30 years is enough to put him in jail,” he said. His replacement, Morsi, is currently jailed in an undisclosed location, said Telbany; “most of the Egyptians think he’s still the [rightful] president” and that the Constitution is still viable – considering it was the one they voted on. The government is trying to “make some sort of friction between Muslims and Coptics, Christians,” he said, to gain support for the regime. However, there was once fair unity between people of different faiths, Telbany said. He said Muslims frequently attended Christian holiday services. “Why control people to start with? There’s no need,” he said. “[The] solution always is democracy,” he said. “That is the only way, to do democracy,” with free elections for government officials. “We have to deal with it, comprehend it,” he said, partly “so we can appreciate what we have.” In the U.S., “we are definitely having better luck than lots of places on the face of the Earth.” The United States stopped half of military aid to Egypt because the new government came to power through a military coup, but Telbany says it is not enough.
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When President Obama was elected, Telbany says he thought “he [was] going to be more of a revolutionary person.” Telbany said Obama has moved from support of democracy to a lack of it, calling this “a disappointment.” Telbany says that he sees the U.S. going in the wrong direction recently, but holds great respect for America and hope for the future.
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News 11 People: The Core of the Peace Corps
November 6, 2013
Allison Opson Clement | News Editor
Peace Corps representative Sarah Kassel spent time recruiting potential volunteers from Western last Wednesday, Oct. 30. “Our goal is to serve in communities that invite us in and meet their needs for skilled individuals to train community leaders on how to make their communities prosper in whatever ways they request,” Kassel said. These are small-scale, grassroots cultural exchanges, said Kassel. Volunteers will spend three months training before living in, learning about and working with an overseas community for the following 27 months. They continue to receive intensive training throughout, said Kassel. Peace Corps, begun in 1961, promotes world peace through better understanding and helps countries in need. Jennifer Hansen of the Service Learning and Career Development Center (SLCDC) coordinated with Kassel to get Peace Corps onto Western’s campus. She said it was fairly easy, because “people know who Peace Corps is.” Those who talk to the representative already have an idea of what to expect from the program. “[Recruiters] have got the experience,” Hansen said. “The representative is the one to talk to.” It is important to network with these people, she said. “The stronger you build your network, the better an opportunity to get hired you have.” Hansen recognizes that many students are not sure if it is the right time to talk to someone. “It’s always the right time to talk to a recruiter,” she said. They are willing to work with people and they “supply knowledge and prepare [potentials] to be the best applicants in the field.” Peace Corps has six program areas: health, education, business, environment, youth development and agriculture. “As a volunteer you get to wear a lot of different hats,” Kassel said. The program area to which an individual is assigned is quite specific. “All of our assignment areas are capacity-building assignments,” said Kassel. This means that volunteers are working to help others become more self-sufficient. Kassel says there “tend to be a lot of at-risk youth work,” so Peace Corps may “provide programs that meet those children’s needs.” These volunteers are typically “people who have backgrounds in counseling or social work.” Environmental issues include helping with protected area management, such as for wildlife, and training enviornmental educators. In agriculture, “the biggest idea is helping farmers and farming organizations in their communities have sustainable and economically viable crops,” Kassel said. The goal is to help them support their families and communities year after year. Health volunteers work in a public health arena, especially with health education. This includes HIV/ AIDS, maternal, and prenatal, sexual and reproductive
health and nutrition. Business is “very grassroots-oriented,” said Kassel, working with local non-profits, businesses and co-ops to help make them economically viable. Community development is “sort of a broad spectrum program for people who have a lot of leadership experience” but may not have volunteer experience, said Kassel. “I’ve been around for a little bit,” Kassel said. Kassel worked in Micronesia, on the two islands of Chuuk and Palau, where she was a youth and community volunteer. With her group, she built a library and taught English curriculum for children grades three through eight. From Peace Corps she went into an internship program and entered graduate school nine months after her return. For her service she won a highly competitive scholarship, which paid for nearly half of her tuition to Boston University. “On a personal level, Peace Corps was the most transformative thing I’ve ever done,” said Kassel. She said some of her strongest friendships are with fellow volunteers and other connections in the community. “I love having the opportunity to share those experiences.” After working at Southern University for two years, the Portland representative position opened with Peace Corps. She said her work combines her two great loves: serving both Oregonian communities and Peace Corps. “My role is to be the liaison between Peace Corps and the campus community,” said Kassel. She said representatives like her are there to answer questions, provide information and “make sure people are aware of Peace Corps as an option after graduation.” She also guides applicants on how best to approach the program and application process. An application goes to Kassel and, “pending that everything looks great, which it always does for our Western applicants,” she nominates them for the program, an endorsement of support. The next step is an interview. “There’s usually a little bit of shuffling around that happens,” she said. The placement office works with the file and usually offers the applicant an invitation to serve a specific project. “The invitation is Peace Corps’ final stamp of approval.” The applicant has about a week to accept or decline the assignment, which can be changed.
“First and foremost, where does that person want to go? Where will they be happy?” said Kassel. She said the goal is to keep the process short: “We want to get qualified people into the field within their timeframe.” If they prefer, applicants can talk about alternatives with Peace Corps. “You do have to be flexible in the process,” Kassel said, but there’s not a clear contract. “It’s not as if you sign on, you know, and then you’re locked in.” Countries will place volunteers based on their skillset and the need. Health and safety is the numberone priority, said Kassel. Although the average age for volunteers is 28, there are many older volunteers. The majority (90%) already have at least a bachelor’s degree; 61% are women and 39% are men. Many (39%) of the places served by Peace Corps are in Africa, with an additional 24% in Latin America. There are many benefits for volunteers. They will have any student loans deferred, all travel costs covered, living allowances, two days of vacation per month and full medical and dental insurance. In addition, volunteers receive nearly $7,500 after their services (pre-tax) and job placement support. There is no fee to join the 18-month health plan. For graduate school, tuition may be waved. Peace Corps also looks great on resumes, providing new skills and experiences, said Kassel. It is necessary to plan ahead, said Kassel: nine to 12 months before target departure. This gives ample time to complete the application process, including a health history form submission and at least one interview with a recruiter. Three references are required, particularly from job and volunteer supervisors, though these may be substituted for a professor if necessary. Any reference from a ‘friend’ must be from a peer, not a family friend. A four-year degree is also required, or four years of work experience, particularly in jobs that demonstrate leadership skills. Curiosity and an interest in other cultures is important, says Kassel. Volunteers need flexibility, dedication, leadership, commitment and cultural sensitivity. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, as Peace Corps is a federal program.
Potential applicants watch Sarah Kassel’s presentation on the Peace Corps, its mission and how to get involved.
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November 6, 2013
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Azusa from Page 11 yard run to the end zone to bump the lead up to 31-14. “Our offensive line did a great job blocking for our running backs and giving our quarterback time to get the ball to us receivers,” said Gonsalves. Senior linebacker Devin Wells started off the fourth with a 63-yard interception return to Azusa’s 12-yard line before freshman running back Devauntae Hoffman cut the lead to 31-21 with a 12-yard score. Sophomore wide receiver Robert Savoy ended the Wolves scoring with 6:50 remaining in as he caught a 22yard touchdown from Bergman. Bergman finished 24 of 39 with three touchdowns and an interception. Gonsalves caught six passes for 101 yards and Hoffman finished with 98 rushing yards on 14 carries. “Our mindset going into Azusa was confident and very determined to get the win,” said Bergman. “We started the game with a poor play and [we] were trying to bring up the energy and momentum since then.” The defense was led by sophomore linebacker Shane Kuenzi who had 14 tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup. Junior defensive lineman Kraig Akins had eight tackles and a fumble recovery. “What we can build on to win this upcoming Saturday is to just play with lots of pride and emotion for our school and for ourselves,” said Gonsalves. “Our goal for the rest of the season is to finish strong.”
The Wolves take on Central Washington in another GNAC match-up on Senior Day, Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. The game will also feature a “blackout” for the crowd in honor of former player Jon Apta, who is battling cancer and will be recognized along with the seniors. Students are also encouraged by the team to wear orange to honor Apta.
Western will be honoring Jon Apgar, an alumna of Western and its football program, at Saturday’s game. Apgar is battling kidney cancer and the Wolves are showing their support at the game. The team will be wearing orange socks along with an orange ribbon on their helmets during the game. Special Western football shirts will be available at the game for a $10 donation for a fund to help Jon and his family. The first 100 students at the game will also receive a shirt for free.
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