Eastern Washington University May 11, 2011 Volume 62, Issue 27 Online Exclusives at easterneronline.com
The theatre department gets N E WS S e ni or g i f ts cou ld m a ke a retur n , Page 3
“Ruthless” with a new musical E AGL E L IFE Indie band gains campus following, Page 7
Pa g e 7 SP ORT S Blo oms d ay st re a k cont i nues for EW U, Page
McNair Scholars program hires new director
Christina Torres-Gárcia draws from personal “I told [my counselor] that it was
not challenging at all, and I wanted to
ganization. She also played volleyball,
just like she had in Mexico.
Support Services where she learned
how to study and received guidance
experience at Eastern for her latest role be, actually, in high school, … so she During her sophomore year of with her English classes.
provided some examinations for me to high school, Torres-Gárcia attended a As a college sophomore, Sally
BY AZARIA PODPLESKY Torres-Gárcia was born in the complete. I passed all of them except conference at Eastern. It was her expe- Birch, with Academic Support Servic-
sta writer town of Othello, Wash., to a Mexican the English because of my inability to rience at that conference that made her es, introduced Torres-Gárcia to McK-
immigrant family. speak English at that particular point.” want to attend EWU after she gradu- inney, the McNair Scholars program
An EWU student, Christina Tor- When she was two years old, her Torres-Gárcia’s counselor talked ated. ough her decision to attend director at the time. Soon after, Torres-
res-Gárcia, and now an EWU program family decided to return to Mexico, to the principal at Pasco High School, Eastern shocked many of her extended Gárcia became a McNair scholar.
director, proves that the TRiO and Mc- where they lived until she was 12. ey who decided that it would be too dan- family members, who thought she “I just had to trust those two la-
Nair Scholars programs are successful. then decided to settle in Pasco, Wash., gerous for her to attend because of her would attend community college with dies,” said Torres-Gárcia. “I knew that
A graduate of EWU and Washing- where Torres-Gárcia now considers her age. her brother, Torres-Gárcia said they they had the best interest for my life,
ton State University, Torres-Gárcia be- hometown. Once Torres-Gárcia nally reached eventually realized how driven she was and I followed their advice, and I am a
came the Ronald E. McNair Scholars’ Torres-Gárcia began attending Mc high school, she began taking advanced to succeed. product of this program. I am basically
TRiO program director three weeks Loughlin Middle School and soon courses and participating in several dif- After beginning at EWU with what a walking testament of the bene ts of
ago after her mentor, Karen McKin- found that sixth grade was no problem ferent clubs and organizations, such as she said were “no study skills,” Torres-
ney, retired. for her. art club and the Cinco de Mayo or- Gárcia was introduced to Academic MCNAIR | PAGE 5
Digital records will now
be searchable online,
open for student access
BY KRISTIE HSIN
e Orbis Cascade Alliance’s
Northwest Digital Archives program
received a total grant of $137,756,
allowing EWU libraries to reformat
nding aids for archival collections
Finding aids, or documents con-
taining detailed information about a
speci c collection, allow researchers
from anywhere in the world to see
what Eastern libraries own. Collected
information will also be added to the
Northwest Digital Archives.
e Orbis Cascade Alliance is
made up of academic libraries from
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Mon-
James Eik/Easterner tana and Alaska. As one of six insti-
Jed Smock, above, was accompanied by a group of preachers, seeking to speak about the gospel. Although the visit was unannounced, a crowd quickly gathered to tutions to participate in the National
hear what was being said. The group’s members took time to meet one-on-one with students, some of whom had vocal dissents, and discuss their message. Endowment for the Humanities
Grant, EWU’s archives consist of
Traveling evangelists preach to students
items like photos from the construc-
tion of the Grand Coulee Dam, the
prominent Eastern history and wom-
en’s history in the Inland Northwest.
e money does not go directly
Surprise visit draws quick crowd, sparks strong reaction from students gathered to see spectacle to EWU libraries, but to the Orbis
Cascade Alliance, that will in turn
help hire and train EWU sta mem-
BY NICOLE ERICKSON Smock brought along Sister Pat is a means to an end. e end is self- e group did not register their bers in reformatting the nding aids
news editor and Glenn Bledsoe, who both held indulgence.” event, but ompson said that reg- system using Encoded Archival De-
signs, wore T-shirts with Bible verses Smock’s group was greeted with istration is not required for visiting scription.
Jed Smock, known by friends and read from the Bible to strengthen an anger that he said was expected, groups. “[Northwest Digital Archives]
as Brother Jed, stood in front of the the message they brought to campus. and he said he was asked by Dean of In addition to preaching aloud to is a web portal that allows libraries
PUB Tuesday afternoon to preach the “[Smock] is demeaning about Students Al ompson not to interact the student body, members of Smock’s and other institutions with archival
“word of God.” everything,” said freshman Caitlynn with students. group welcomed individual students collections to put that information
Smock and his preachers, includ- Brown. “None of them are saying “ is dean of students says people to talk one-on-one and discuss the about their collection in one place
ing daughter Martha Smock, who anything about how God forgives us. who have done this before don’t inter- messages they had brought to campus. so that researchers can nd the col-
recently graduated high school, travel ey aren’t saying anything about how act with the students, but we are here “ e main reason we come here is lections more easily,” said Dr. Julie
across the country to speak out against Jesus died on the cross for our sins so to interact,” Smock said. to get the kids’ attention, but then we Miller, associate dean of libraries.
the sin they see on college campuses. we can be forgiven.” Tom Barber, an EWU police o - can talk one-on-one with them, and Like all other archives, much of
“We are trying to get across the Smock’s strong approach included cer, said that as long as Smock’s group that’s the jewel. at’s worth the trip,” Eastern’s archives are not online, so
gospel and turn people from their sins calling females who partook in pre- didn’t interfere with the ow of tra c Sister Pat said. having nding aids available on-
and show that what they are doing marital sex “whores” and saying that or create a safety hazard, they were free Jake Friend, a freshman on cam- line allows a student to determine
is wrong,” said Martha. “[ ey are] “students need to turn away from all to be on campus. pus, took Sister Pat up on her o er if the information available is some-
having sex outside of marriage, lying, the sin and follow Christ.” He speci- Administrators were unaware of and asked her to explain what their thing they can use. According to
cheating, stealing, anything that is a ed that the root of sin is sel shness, the group’s campus visit. ompson message meant for him. “She pretty EWU’s University Archivist Charles
sin that I am sure there are people out saying, “Drunkenness is a means to an said, “ ey just came to campus. It’s a
here doing.” ends, sex out of marriage, fornication, public university, and they were here.” CHURCH | PAGE 5 LIBRARY | PAGE 5
Symposium presents in-depth student research
Dr. Grant Forsyth serves as keynote speaker for this year’s event
Sessions to see
BY KRISTIE HSIN “Every discipline requires that you separate discipline,” said Tara Weldon,
senior reporter have to present or convey your research a post baccalaureate student. “I have
to your own community, and it’s an es- submitted a communications presenta-
Starting Tuesday, this year’s Stu- sential part of higher education and of tion, a psychology presentation, as well
dent Research and Creative Works the real world no matter what you go as a poster, which represents a biology
Symposium will present oral research into,” coordinator Ti any Fulkerson project.”
and creative writing opportunities to said. Fulkerson said, “ e ability to
students and faculty. e rst set of events held May present one’s research to the commu-
Celebrating the 14th annual sym- 17 will surround creative works in the nity is essential in that aspect, and also,
posium, the two day event will focus Art Building with registration tables it’s just a great experience for people.”
on creative works from 135 faculty opening at 4:30 p.m. Appetizers and Wednesday’s agenda will include
advisers and more than 400 student refreshments will follow shortly after a welcoming speech given by keynote
presenters representing disciplines the events. speaker Dr. Grant Forsyth, from the
from across campus. e event will Presentations will include art, visu- department of economics, address-
also present 315 abstracts submitted al communication design, music with ing the Struggle for Research Success:
by students. lm, music composition, theater pre- Pushing the Rock of Sisyphus. is
Represented disciplines include sentations and creative writing pieces, will be in Hargreaves 201 from 8-8:50
members from sociology, biology, and will take place from 5-9:10 p.m. a.m.
chemistry and members from the cre- “I have three projects entered in
ative board with music, art and more. the symposium, each representing a SYMPOSIUM | PAGE 5
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BY DYLAN COIL Each time a chief justice graduates, a couple of Because the associate justices have not been MANAGING/SPORTS EDITOR
senior reporter the remaining, and more quali ed, associate justices named, it is not yet known when the decision for dustin toms
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e current Superior Court justices of the As- chief justice. After a debate and discussion between the next three weeks, Terry said. 509.359.4317
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ASEWU President Justin Terry said. Terry said. cases in the next academic year.
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Student a airs to bring back senior gi
Members of next year’s ASEWU will be responsible for planning gift presentation for 2012 class
BY KYLE HARDING
e tradition of a graduating class
BY NICOLE ERICKSON
leaving behind a gift for the campus will
most likely be returning to EWU next
Dress code year.
“It’s typical on campuses for a senior
should address class to give a gift to the school,” said
Vice President of Student A airs Sta-
skimpy clothes cey Morgan Foster. “It’s a great way for
students to leave something memorable
I spend roughly two behind.”
hours a day, Monday through According to Associated Students of
Friday, at the gym. e most EWU (ASEWU) President Justin Terry,
disgusting, pathetic and an- graduating seniors as well as others will
noying thing I witness there be given the opportunity to donate to a
is people dressed in clothes fund that will be used to purchase a gift
that are too small, too tight that will be given to the university in the
or too skimpy. name of the graduating class. ASEWU
Most of the perpetrators decided not to push for the class of 2011
sport at least one of these to give a gift because they felt it was too
four styles: short shorts, low late in the year to organize.
cut shirts, sideways hats, way “Typically, how this would work,
too cut-o shirts or simply you would come up with an idea range,”
inappropriate. None of these Terry said, explaining that organizers
clothing items are appropri- of the fundraiser would pick out dif-
ate, and there is no excuse for ferent gift possibilities at three di erent
aunting body parts while at price ranges. ey would then purchase
the gym. whichever gift corresponds with the
So please, take some con- amount of money raised. Tentative price
sideration to the following ranges are listed at $1,000, $5,000 and One of the senior presents located in front of Monroe Hall. Aaron Malmoe/Easterner
and use some common sense $10,000.
next time the gym is your “It’s entirely up to the senior class three or more graduating classes in order presented the campus with a bench 1916, the statue was replaced in 1960.
destination. how much they want to donate,” Terry to purchase a more expensive gift. that sits in front of the Cheney Normal e replacement statue was not popular
said. According to a 2007 Easterner ar- School Heritage Center. Gifts were giv- among students and faculty and was sto-
Short shorts For now, every ASEWU council ticle by Simon McDowell, a class gift en for the next two years, but not in the len in 1997. e original was put back
Daisy dukes should be member is tasked with coming up with was rst given at Eastern by the class years since. in place in 2001.
saved for the beach or a ideas for gifts by looking at other uni- of 1915, who donated e Herculean One noteworthy gift given in the According to Terry, members of next
nightclub, not a workout versities. Pillars that stand in front of Showalter past is the statue of Sacajawea that year’s ASEWU will start planning for
facility. e most disgusting One possibility Terry raised was that Hall. e tradition soon fell by the way- stands in the lobby of Showalter Hall. next year’s gift in their training period at
thing about going to the gym the gift could be combined between side until the graduating class of 2002 Presented to Eastern by the class of the end of this year.
is seeing girls wearing shorts
so short they were probably
Banned Books Week at JFK Library this fall
bought in the lingerie section
of some department store.
Use a little common sense,
ladies. If you are sitting down
to do sit-ups or bending over
to stretch and people can see Required by Congress, week-long showcase to expose varying moved if an adult patron makes in mind, and many books are
more than your leg, it is not such a request. e case is now chosen by faculty.
proper attire for the gym. views and controversies in multiple texts used at universities in federal court. “We will not censor on the
At EWU, JFK faculty use basis of point of view or a lia-
Low cut shirts BY RYAN BURKEY the importance of free owing Miller added that more creative ways to bring attention tion,” said Miller. “Our collec-
I feel pathetic even having columnist information in academia. right-wing and religious groups to banned books. tion supports the curriculum. It
to address something so ridic- “ e freedom to read is fun- opposing books for sexually Last year, the library supports faculty research.”
ulous. Why on earth would It’s months away, but the damental to higher education,” explicit or magic/mysticism wrapped several controversial She also mentioned the li-
anyone feel it is OK to wear annual Banned Books Week is said Dr. Julie Miller, associate material and more left-wing books in paper bags and then brary “really tries” to foster an
a plunging V-neck to the meant to serve as a reminder to dean of libraries. “It’s really im- groups oppose books for not wrote descriptions about each environment where all infor-
gym? Cleavage may pick up students and sta that all infor- portant for us to o er multiple being politically correct. book and why it was banned. mation is accessible by students
a man, but it isn’t something mation is not always accessible perspectives on a topic.” e issue of banning mate- Library representatives said it and sta .
that should be aunted at the on campus. Miller, who has been at rial goes beyond actual books. was eye-opening for many stu- is year’s banned books
gym. Put the twins away and Every September, the EWU for about six years, can’t It also involves access to infor- dents and sta with one teacher event will be held Sept. 24
focus on your workout. American Library Association remember having any com- mation on the Internet, some- telling Miller he was surprised through Oct. 1.
and other groups celebrate plaints about books at JFK. But thing that has proven to be a that so many of his favorite Students and faculty can
Sideways hats Banned Books Week as a way to she said at her previous job at serious legal issue. Miller cited books growing up are now un- nd more information at the
at’s right gentlemen, highlight academic freedom in a di erent institution, an old a current legal case involving der re. American Library Association’s
you too seem to lack com- the U.S. e week-long event children’s book was challenged the North Central Regional As for JFK, Miller said website, http://www.ala.org or
mon sense in your gym attire often coincides with Constitu- for depicting an African-Amer- Library in Okanogan, Wash., the library’s collection is com- the Eastern library website,
by dressing as if you are a tion Day, held Sept. 17, each ican child with monkey-like where a patron sued the library prised mainly with curriculum http://www.ewu.edu/libraries.
gangsta going to a fashion year. Congress requires libraries features. district because of its Internet
show. ere is absolutely that receive federal funding to Books with similarly con- ltering system.
no reason to wear your best observe this holiday, which was troversial content are regularly In May 2010, a 6-3 ruling
hat, turned sideways, to the established in 2004. opposed and marked for ban- in the Washington State Su-
gym to pick up ladies. Put Both Banned Books Week ning. “Almost 50 percent is preme Court ruled that librar-
the charm on hold for the and Constitution Day are rec- parents,” said Miller of all com- ies can use ltering systems,
duration of your workout and ognized at EWU, where sta of plaints. “And it comes from all with justices disagreeing on
leave the hat at home. the JFK Library acknowledge over the political spectrum.” whether the lters should be re-
I know that working out
causes the body to get really
hot and sweaty. However, it is
completely unnecessary to cut
the sleeves of your t-shirt o
so low that the hole reaches
the bottom of the hem. I
have worn shirts to the gym
with the sleeves cut o —
though not quite as ridicu-
lously cut o as these — and
I was asked to change. Why
aren’t men asked to cover up
a little too?
I want to clarify that this
has absolutely nothing to
do with a person’s weight or
appearance, and this is not a
jealous attack against people
who commit these faults.
My problem is that I would
like to enjoy a nice, intense
workout without having to
look at boobs and butts the
Ladies, put your parts
away. Men, leave the stud-
wear at home. Sta of the
URC, please expand the
dress code to include a clause
regulating ridiculous and
e views expressed here do not
directly re ect the views of e
Easterner. e writer can be
contacted at easterner.news@
Voter turnout at 2011 election remains low
Student president proposes longer voting session as one
possible solution to the continued lack of participation
BY DYLAN COIL
With a total of 680 votes in the 2011 As-
sociated Students of EWU (ASEWU) elections,
many students commuting each day and spend-
ing minimal time involved with campus activi-
ties, or if the low turnout is because the ASEWU
isn’t e ectively reaching out to enough students.
According to current ASEWU President Jus-
voter turnout continues to follow recent trends, tin Terry, there was not a lack of e ort coming
and the lack of student involvement on Eastern’s from the ASEWU trying to entice voters.
campus has been exposed further. “People just don’t vote, and I don’t think it’s
Of more than 10,000 students at Eastern, for a lack of e ort on our side,” said Terry. “I’m
9,648 are eligible to vote by way of paying for the proud, and I think the candidates and our team
Student Services and Activities fee with a portion did a good job. I just feel like somewhere there is
of each student’s tuition. Despite e orts from the a disconnect between why it is important to vote
university to inspire voter involvement, only 7.05 and what [the ASEWU] is doing.”
percent of the eligible student population partici- Terry’s ideas to improve voter turnout include
pated in this year’s ASEWU elections. ensuring multiple candidates run for each posi-
“[ e 2011 election] went good but bad. It’s tion and extending the time students have to vote
good in the sense that we didn’t completely plum- from one day to one week.
met, and it was something showing that the trend According to Terry, students may choose not
continued,” said ASEWU Director of Elections to vote for a position that boasts only one candi-
Parker Hemingway. “We know that there are is- date because it seems pointless.
sues that need to be addressed.” He adds that extending the polling period to
Hemingway said that he was disappointed a week would give students more time to learn
by the turnout because he had a personal goal of about candidates and make an informed decision.
1,000 votes. His e orts to reach that goal includ- “At other schools, they give students an en-
ed handing out more than 600 yers and hiring tire week to vote. So for a much longer period of
the Spokane Shock dance team to advertise vot- time, students are allowed to login, vote. If they
ing on campus during the day of the election. can’t do it that day, they can do it tomorrow, and
Hemingway added that it is the job of the so you can really have time for people to under-
ASEWU Director of Elections to entice students stand what they’re doing,” Terry said.
to vote, and it is tough to realize that students just According to Terry, extending the polling pe-
don’t care. riod is something the ASEWU has looked into,
In past years, voter turnout has spiked due to but for this change to take place, it requires a
factors such as voting on the construction of the vote by the eligible student population and for
URC, making it a di cult task to compare previ- that vote to count, a considerably larger turnout
ous voting trends. would be needed.
According to Hemingway, one of the main In upcoming years, important changes to
reasons students don’t vote is because they aren’t Eastern will be put to a vote, including the PUB
aware of the ASEWU and their responsibilities. renovation, and 10 percent of the student popula-
It is hard to say if this is because Eastern has tion must vote in order to implement any change
a large number of nontraditional students, with as a result of the ballot. Easterner Graphics
Groups discuss controversial sex column
BY KRISTIE HSIN AND KYLE HARDING Later, the article titled “Humpday
the easterner Quickie Article Clari ed” written by
Coil and Barrett further explained and
On May 4, e Easterner sta defended Coil’s original article. In that
agreed to disagree with o ended read- same issue, many more letters to the
ers concerning a sex column written by editor were published — all of which
senior reporter Dylan Coil. were against Coil’s article.
According to some readers, Coil’s Many from the meeting believed
original article, “False advertising leads the article’s mention of sadomasoch-
to power-based relationships,” con- ism was backpedaling and made mat-
doned rape. ters worse.
“Our intention was to say this is Editor-in-chief James Eik said, “I
a problem,” said Sara Jo Barrett, chief think that e Easterner has the ability
copy editor for e Easterner. “Not to keep going and to learn from certain
condone rape.” things and certain experiences, and I
Readers were also o ended by the think it will move forward from there.”
clari cation, which Barrett wrote in e origin of the article idea came
collaboration with Coil, that was print- from Twiss, who said the idea streamed
ed a week after the original article. is from her women’s studies’ class. Ac-
clari cation was meant to elaborate the cording to her, e Easterner received
intent of Coil’s article and repair mis- a letter that defended Coil, but did
understandings from the original. not publish them because they were
In attendance were women’s and not able to verify the legitimacy of the
gender studies director Sally Winkle, writer.
women’s and gender studies professors “ is experience really showed me
Mimi Marinucci, Kelly Coogan-Gehr, the power of my words,” said Coil. “I
and six female students who represent- will de nitely take this in account the
ed Victims and Allies, women’s studies next time I consider writing something
and themselves as individual women. like this.”
All six felt that the original article was Toms said after, “Dylan handled it
o ensive and did not have relevance to Aaron Malmoe/Easterner really well. … He did a good job. He
Eastern Washington Univertiy’s com- Students Olga Kulinich (left) and Stephanie Nave (right) voice their opinions about Dylan Coil’s sex column. apologized. He said that’s not what I
munity. meant, I meant this. I mean, they ac-
“He gave no examples of how to “I thought it was a really helpful As the weeks progressed after the petition] meant. We just thought it cepted it.”
appropriately communicate,” senior communication. It has the power to original publication of the column, was 350 people who agreed with you.” Everyone in attendance agreed that
Amanda Peck said of the rst article. transform the dialogue,” Jamie Neely, many letters to the editor and deroga- Many of the six women felt that it was di cult to make a clear point
e women also felt that if a wom- journalism professor and adviser for tory Facebook posts and comments had last week’s apology come sooner, when limited to 400 words.
an had wrote the article or if there had e Easterner, said. online poured in. the situation would’ve died out. “I think I de nitely bit o more
been a di erent choice of words, the “I think it went a lot better than I Supporting the women’s studies’ “When dealing with something than I can chew,” Coil said of the ar-
outcome would still be the same. originally thought. I think they did a letter to the editor were 350 signatures so sensitive, you have to be sensitive ticle.
e meeting solidi ed a settlement very good job listening to us, and we that were sent in but not published about it,” senior Olga Kulinich said. Senior Linda Khoury said, “We
between the two groups by hearing listened to them,” Dustin Toms, man- due to space and miscommunication. Peck added, “ ere’s no excuse for know we’re not going to change any-
each other out in a respectable and aging and sports editor at e East- Toms, who was handed the petition, thinking no means yes. at’s not the one’s mind. We just wanted a public
controlled environment. erner, said. said, “We were unaware of what [the men’s choice, it’s mine.” apology, and we got it.”
from front page from front page
Wednesday will bring a High School in Spokane who Mutschler, this is the sort of thing that all do quality control of what we outsource,” Data collections include papers of the
gathering of oral and research will present their projects in universities are doing with their libraries. Miller said. president, 1974 World Expo that created
presenters. e presentations their separate biology session. “I think this is a good thing,” said According to Miller, EWU is in the Riverfront Park, catalogs for every year and
will be held in Senior Hall Spokane Teachers Credit Mutschler. “It’s going to allow us to get process of digitizing, and in the mean time, the board of trustees’ minutes.
with informational and regis- Union, EWU O ces of the some of our nding aids into a digital for- each archival collections have nding aids. “ at collection is one of the 16 col-
tration decks starting at 8:30 Provost, Graduate and Educa- mat that will make them more visible. … e grant will help EWU libraries transfer lections we’ve identi ed to put that nd-
a.m. President Rodolfo Aréva- tion Research, Undergraduate I think students bene t from being able to nding aids from hard copy to online. ing aid on the web portal,” Miller said of
lo will give an opening speech. Studies, Grant and Research nd what the archives have and whether or e purpose and goal, according to EWU’s current database.
According to Fulkerson, Development and McNair not that will be useful for their classes.” Miller, is for Eastern to be able to place Mutschler said, “We are working with
the event expects many stu- Scholars are sponsoring this In the long run, the grant raises visibil- nding aids for archival collections online a student population which is increasingly
dents and administration year’s symposium. ity of those special collections that EWU in the Northwest Digital Archives portal so comfortable with accessing information
members to be in attendance. “ e symposium seems has so that historians, student researchers that researchers can nd information. online, so it makes sense we should en-
“It’s one of those things important to EWU because and other researchers will be able to use “It’s kind of in the nature of archives courage them to nd out what we have and
where if you don’t have that it provides a common forum those collections. to own things that are unique to the in- plan to use it.”
kind of experience, it can be a where creativity and research “What the grant will do is provide stitutions or to the history of the region,” For additional information, students
disadvantage really … because can be showcased from each some training and some funding to help Miller said. and faculty can contact Orbis Cascade Al-
that’s that kind of experience part of the university,” Weldon sta that we have get up to speed with “ e main reason for our archives is to liance at email@example.com or contact Dr.
that’s required,” Fulkerson said. these coding protocols, but also to provide keep institutional documents that will al- Julie Miller personally at jmiller7@ewu.
said. For additional informa- us with the ability to outsource and just ways be kept,” Miller continued. edu.
is year’s symposium will tion, students and faculty can
also bring 18 running start contact Ti any Fulkerson at
students from North Central (509) 359-6826.
from front page
MCNAIR much just said that if you don’t believe Lewis stated at the event that he has Church, a controversial religious organiza-
from front page what she does, you’re going to hell,” Friend read the Bible, and said, “God never con- tion that protested near campus last Octo-
said of his discussion with Sister Pat. “I am demned anyone to hell. Jesus never said ber.
this program and that TRiO is building a strong relation- bisexual, and I talked to her about that, you’re going to hell. … His perception of “You’ve got extremists in all religions,”
programs do work.” ship with your students and and she said that’s probably because my me is not important, only God’s perception said Sister Pat of Smock’s group’s lack of af-
After graduating from your mentors,” said Torres- parents didn’t love me, and they support it [is important].” liation with Westboro. “We’re not doing a
EWU with bachelor’s degrees Gárcia. because they don’t love me.”` ough some students were stirred by religion. We are doing a personal relation-
in both nance and manage- “We work on building the Sister Pat was happy with her discus- the strength of Smock’s messages, some ship with Jesus Christ. It’s a shame there
ment information systems, self-esteem of the students and sion with Friend and said that answering students thought it was important that this are people out there in Christianity who do
Torres-Gárcia earned her the mentors help me tremen- his questions and reading him scripture word be heard. things [like Westboro], but that’s the devil;
Ph.D. in cultural studies and dously with building that rela- was bene cial. “He is out trying to engage students to that’s just the way things go.”
social thought from WSU. tionship,” she added. roughout the afternoon, students preach the gospel because he’s under the e event lasted more than three hours,
Torres-Gárcia then moved After only 3 weeks as pro- spoke out against the group, feeling dis- belief that most people that are coming to with both sides expressing their very pas-
back to EWU and began work- gram director, Torres-Gárcia traught by the messages the group was the university haven’t really been exposed sionate beliefs on the subject of sin and
ing as an academic counselor is still trying to nd her own spreading. to a fundamental preaching of what the damnation.
in the McNair Scholars o ce style, though she is con dent Nathan Lewis, a senior on campus who gospel is,” senior Matthew Bruce said. “ ese people are making a mockery of
while simultaneously teaching about the future of the McNair was vocal at the event, said, “I get frus- It is this believed lack of fundamental the Christian faith. ey shouldn’t be out
in the Chicano Education de- Scholars Program. trated because they come out here and they knowledge which brought Smock’s group here speaking,” said sophomore Matthew
partment. Once the program “I want to continue having repeat the same thing. So they will preach to campus. Sister Pat said that though the Bruce. “What this guy is teaching is wrong.
director position opened, she more McNair scholars gradu- a scripture about re and brimstone and group conveys a strong sense of beliefs that I don’t agree with it. It’s not biblical, and
applied with lots of encourage- ating with their Ph.D.s and be- you’re going to hell, but they fail to read they share with students, this group has he’s o ending people and verbally assault-
ment from several members of ing professors in universities,” the scripture.” no a liation with the Westboro Baptist ing people, and I don’t think of Christ.”
the faculty. she said.
As program director, Tor- “My main goal is to bring
res-Gárcia has many respon- those McNair scholars back to Did you attend Brother Jed’s event?
sibilities, but she considers Eastern and have more scholars
working with students as the that were the products of this Let us know what you thought at Facebook.com/TheEasterner.
most important one. program so that they can then
“ e most important piece in uence other students and
of running a program like this have the ripple e ect.”
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No courtesy on the basketball court
NBA players catch unfair criticism and punishment, I apologize in advance to all the idiots o end-
ed by my use of the word “idiot.”
showing hypersensitivity of society and the sports world “When someone says For incidents like Kobe’s that take place on a
something that might offend bench, camera operators and producers shouldn’t
BY BRIAN BEAUDRY “You don’t call retarded people retards. It’s bad feel a need to zoom in on someone who has just
mulitmedia editor taste. You call your friends retards when they are people, let someone actually been given a technical foul and is obviously angry
is year’s NBA season has taught that people
I’ll admit to being ignorant here: Why is call-
get offended before getting at the referee.
For a group of people that got so upset about
expect an incredible amount of decorum out of ing a stupid question “retarded” so o ensive? e offended on their behalf.” a woman’s breast popping out on TV and fear
high school graduates. Kevin Garnett was vili ed question itself can’t be o ended; after all, it’s a another controversy on that level, networks seem
for saying Charlie Villanueva, who su ers from question, not a person. to not have a problem with trying to get athletes
alopecia, looked like a “cancer patient.” Kobe e person who asked the question can be of- - Brian Beaudry at their angriest when they’re likely to say some
Bryant was ned $100,000 for calling a referee a fended; however, she was in the room and had stupid things.
homosexual slur while on the bench. an opportunity to call him out for the remark; I remember watching as a kid and laughing
Now that the playo s have begun, reporters however, it was a stupid question, so she probably when players got caught with the camera while
have caught another NBA player saying some- didn’t want to call attention to herself. No matter o ended have now created a situation wherein swearing, but it happens so often now that it’s not
thing “o ensive” as an aside in a manner not ac- how often your mom told you otherwise, there more and more people can be o ended. even worth mentioning.
tually directed at anyone. LeBron James is under are stupid questions. Who is more o ensive? Finally, when someone says something that
re for calling a question “retarded,” though he It must, therefore, follow that the media Here’s a pretty easy solution that seemed to might o end people, let someone actually be of-
intended to inspire an in ammatory response members upset about this are upset on behalf work for dozens of years before the prevalence of fended before getting o ended on their behalf.
from teammate Dwyane Wade. of the di erently abled people who might have Twitter, YouTube and invasive camerawork: Use Save your rage for those who are intentionally
Of course, the vast majority of the holier- heard the comment. some discretion when you decide what should be cruel, rather than working yourself into a lather
than-thou media swarmed to decry James’ use of First of all, the NBA has a pretty limited audi- a story and where you put your camera. over simple insensitivity during a moment of
the word, saying it is demeaning and hurtful for ence anyway. Secondly, press conferences have an For incidents that take place on the court, frustration.
those who are mentally handicapped/di erently even more limited audience, especially when they know enough about the sport to realize that the Besides, if we no longer use the word “re-
abled/di erently developed/whatever the English take place while another game is going on. Final- court, eld, ice or diamond are places with their tarded” to refer to the di erently abled because
gatekeepers say is the proper term for those for- ly, can we actually verify that people are o ended own morality. it’s o ensive to them, then why do people decide
merly described as “retarded.” e clari cation before we write stories about the o ensiveness of A foul in basketball is battery in the regular that when others use the word “retarded,” they’re
o ered the next day, saying he felt the question things? Most stories about the subject never cite world — we don’t need to go and claim everyone referring to that population? Stop using linguistic
was stupid, drew similar criticism. an actual o ended member of that community. is a criminal for that action. Similarly, we don’t di erences to make you feel morally superior to
I get that using the term toward those actu- Of course, the media coverage of the whole need to attempt to criminalize trash talk. Insults someone.
ally considered to be developmentally disabled situation means that James using the phrase has are a way to get into someone’s head and throw Using poor word choice to claim you’re better
is o ensive. As Michael Scott, the culturally in- now been broadcast to an exponentially larger them o their game — if you take it personally, than someone else makes you something worse
sensitive manager from NBC’s “ e O ce,” said, audience, meaning that those “protecting” the you’re an idiot. than retarded: an elitist snob.
According to a letter from the Council of Presidents,
which was cited in e Easterner last week, budget cuts
have forced students at public universities in Washington
to provide nearly 70 percent of the cost of their education.
With the state de cit at a devastating high and cuts con-
tinuing to plague state funded universities, Eastern is facing
the di cult task of further thinning the sta .
Currently in special session, Governor Gregoire and
House and Senate representatives are attempting to g-
ure out which components of the three proposed budget
plans will best serve state funded institutions while helping
Washington lessen the de cit.
e governor’s budget, which was proposed Dec. 15,
2010, suggests a cut of $9.6 million for the next budget
biennium. is is the lowest of the three, with the House
and Senate proposing cuts of $11.1 million and $10.1 mil-
We are approaching the 70 percent mark for self sup-
ported education. When public universities were rst
founded in the U.S., they were predominately funded by
the state, which is what made public universities appealing.
Now, even though Eastern is the most a ordable four year
university in Washington, we are approaching what could
be looked at as a private university nancial state.
is is a di cult economic time for everyone in the
country, making it especially hard on struggling college
students who are seeing scholarship and grant numbers
2012 election: a new hope
dwindle, both in amount of scholarship money awarded by
the university and amount of aid given by the state.
With continued cuts in the 2011-13 biennium, stu-
dents will see larger class sizes and fewer class options as
Eastern attempts to combat the immense cuts. We will
once again attempt to combat faculty cuts, but the entire
BY DYLAN COIL During the 2008 election, Obama percent of Americans dislike Palin and 64 university will feel the de cit’s e ect.
senior reporter spent more money on his campaign than percent have a “negative view” of Trump. “ e president is 100 percent against cutting faculty,”
Clinton and McCain combined, making is poll provides a small glimmer of said Dave Meany, media relations, in an interview for last
Every four years, the presidential elec- campaign spending a huge factor during hope in the lack of support for both Palin week’s budget update article.
tions drop further into a lapse of reason, elections, and Trump’s nomination for the and Trump and also by shows the huge As long as the economy is in a state of disarray, Eastern
using strategies to capture American voters Republican candidacy an all-too-real pos- support for Ron Paul, a Texas congressman. will experience budget woes that may hinder its ability to
that wouldn’t work on a fth grader. sibility. According to the poll, Paul has the best provide the solid education it prides itself on.
“South Park” created an accurate anal- Personally, the idea of “ e Appren- chance of any Republican candidate to beat
ogy of presidential elections during the epi- tice” host running our country is extremely Obama in the 2012 election, with the poll e numbers referenced in this editorial were obtained
sode in which the boys had to choose a new unsettling, and it almost inspires support stating Paul trails Obama in approval by a from the State of Washington’s o ce of nancial manage-
school mascot. e character Stan refused for Sarah Palin, former Alaskan governor. mere seven points. is is a signi cant g- ment.
to vote because his options for mascot con- What’s even more unsettling than ure when compared to Trump and Palin’s
sisted of a giant douche and a turd sand-
wich. Subsequently, Stan was completely
Trump’s attempt at politics is the fact that
he has more support than Palin.
support lagging behind Obama by nearly
alienated from society. In a recent poll conducted by CNN Paul was a one-time Libertarian party
e Easterner strives to provide EWU students and sta with the opportunity
at is what elections have become, from April 29 through May 1, 2011, 1,034 member with huge support from the Tea
to comment or express their opinions and/or views on any topic relevant to
though. When exercising the right the vote, Americans from across the country were Party. He advocates state’s rights and a free- our readers. We encourage the campus community to submit letters and
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decision is ultimately made when a person presidential candidates. Of the people in- politicians in the U.S., Paul has extensive ions of e Easterner, its sta members or Eastern Washington University.
realizes which of the two they would least terviewed in the poll who identi ed them- knowledge of our country’s constitution.
mind running the country. selves as Republicans, 14 percent approved Some of the most radical policies that
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How to prepare
“Ruthless,” first musical production in yourself for a job
four years, will star all female characters after graduation
Spring quarter is well
underway, and for many, the
impending dread of nals is
superseded by the exhilara-
tion of graduation and the
panic of entering the work
ough stress is a com-
mon side e ect of adult-
hood, nding a job doesn’t
have to be dreadful. By tak-
ing the time to ask yourself
some important questions
and formulating a strat-
egy, you can increase your
chances of landing a job.
e following are key
questions you should ask
From left to right: Buddy Todd, Lexie Ho pauir and Abbey Crawford in “Ruthless.” Crawford, Ho pauir and Todd rehearse a scene for the spring play. yourself before applying for
STORY BY JAMES EIK | PHOTOS BY AARON MALMOE AND JAMES What do I have to o er?
One of the rst things an
astern’s theater department will end the school year with the musical parison to other shows. His role, he said, is more like a triage unit. Instead of interviewer will consider is
“Ruthless.” being directly involved with the choreography and musical aspects of the show, what skills you have to o er
In stark contrast to the male-dominant winter play “ e ings he has taken a step back. the company. Try thinking
ey Carried,” this show features all female roles. Women ll all of the spots, “I’m kind of like the uncle cheering the kids on,” he said. about your recent accom-
with the exception of alumnus Buddy Todd, who returns to Eastern’s stage to Another faculty member, Carolyn Jess from the music department, o ers her plishments and what they
choreograph and portray Sylvia St. Croix. services as musical director for the production. say about you. Not only will
Describing the experience as a journey, Todd said that taking part in this “[ e musicians] are not even one step behind her,” said Todd. “We’re very thinking about all the things
production has been memorable. lucky music will be one of the stronger parts of the show.” you do well boost your self
“I’ve never actually realized how truly manly I am,” said Todd. Walking to In a show where “an element of everything is on steroids,” according to Sand- con dence, but it also helps
look like a woman, the dressing procedures and methods on how to speak in ers, expect the unexpected, prepare to laugh and enjoy a night with some of the you hone in on your the best
certain ways are all part of Todd’s transformation before he joins the cast. nest talent on campus. “Ruthless” the musical is not to be missed. assets.
e rst musical to hit Eastern in four years, “Ruthless” centers on the 8-year- Once you know how
old and not-so-innocent child Tina Denmark. After relegated to being the un- you want to portray yourself,
derstudy for the role of Pippi Longstocking in the third-grade play at her school, When to see it try nding three adjectives
Denmark seeks her time in the limelight and murders the show’s star. May 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m. to describe how you want
Making it all look easy is the tough part. May 15 at 2:00 p.m. people to view you. en,
“You’ve got a lot of plates in the air,” said Todd. Faith Mitchell, who plays work those into the conver-
Louise Lerman, followed up on his remark, saying, “You have to get them all May 19 at 5:00 p.m. sation during an interview.
spinning at the same time.”
With parts lovingly ripped o from “ e Bad Seed” and “All About Eve,” this Cast How can I be an asset?
production features a cast that is largely new to the stage. Faith Mitchell as Louise Lerman A smart strategy is to do
Director Je Sanders, who calls “ e Bad Seed” a black comedy gem, said a little detective work on the
that there will be many surprises in the production, including an EWU faculty Abbey Crawford as Judy Denmark company and look into their
member taking the stage. Lexie Hoffpauir as Tina Denmark goals. Having this informa-
Bill Youngs, of the history department, will join the cast for the production’s Melissa Gren as Lita Encore tion will help you select the
rst weekend run. e role was auctioned o as part of the Octoberfest event speci c skills the company
held at JFK Library.
Emily Wakeman as Myrna Thorn is looking for and emphasize
Sanders notes that directing a musical has been a di erent experience in com- Buddy Todd as Sylvia St. Croix (also choreographer) them in the interview.
To avoid being out-
Learning portion control: How to save money and stay healthy
shined by other applicants,
forgo the bland résumé
description of your skills
BY CHELSEA TWISS
and use speci c situations
columnist menting on how her eyes are always bigger than her 25 percent. I’m sure most of the platters at restaurants where you used a particular
stomach when it comes to ordering food at restaurants like El Rodeo serve up a hefty portion of an individu- skill that they are interested
and that I should probably reconsider my extremely al’s daily caloric intake within just one meal. While I in. is way of highlight-
I try to maintain a particular mentality to get me hefty order. don’t condone obsessive calorie counting, it is astound- ing your assets can be more
through the tough days of college poverty. One such Her comment made me remember all of the times ing to think that a typical serving size is about the size e ective in leaving a strong
example of this occurred to me the other day when my that I have ordered much more than my ll when at- of a st! Maybe that visual will help put a healthy por- impression with interview-
friend Natasha and I decided to grab lunch o campus tending restaurants hungry — an unfortunate circum- tion into perspective. ers.
during our few free hours before heading to our next stance that never leads to a happy ending. Either I end With that taken into account, it can be very dif-
obligations. up frustrated with myself for spending so much money cult when eating out to stick to these guidelines for What’s new in my eld?
e rst order of business regarding lunch was de- on unwanted food (although Mexican does make for healthy portions. It’s important to take
ciding where we should feast. e dining options in amazing leftovers), or I eat too much out of guilt and Natasha and I decided to split chicken fajitas, and note on what changes have
Cheney aren’t exactly plentiful, so we concluded that end up regretting that decision even more than the rst we still couldn’t nish the entire plate. Not only did we been made in the eld. By
we would make El Rodeo our destination due to its alternative. save money by sharing the meal, but we also left the keeping on top of things,
relatively close location to campus and, most impor- is brings me to portion control, a concept most restaurant satis ed rather than stu ed. you give yourself an edge
tantly, it’s inexpensive menu accompanied by comple- Americans struggle with. A “Supersize Me” mental- I like to think that I’m being healthy and smart over other applicants.
mentary chips, salsa and that delicious spicy coleslaw- ity doesn’t exactly sit well when it comes to making rather than cheap when I share meals with friends at Whether it’s learning a
looking stu . healthy choices, and if anyone is as ravenously hun- a restaurant. new computer program or
Once seated at the restaurant, I began to gaze over gry as I am after a long day of school and work, these Making these kinds of small choices consistently how to e ectively use social
the menu with a glazed-over look in my deprived, kinds of healthy choices can be di cult to make on a and not allowing your eyes to dictate the amount of media tools, having these
starving eyes, imagining all of the delicious appetizers consistent basis. food your stomach can accommodate can lead to big- skills shows you are willing
and entrees I could select to quell my raging appetite. According to WebMD, Americans underestimate ger positive results. No meal is as satisfying to me as to invest the time to stay
Luckily, Natasha snapped me back to reality by com- how many calories they consume daily by as much as saving money and staying healthy. current. Remember, many
companies are downsizing
Alumnus forgoes engineering to pursue music
to save money, so o ering
numerous skills is enticing.
What’s my online presence?
Eastern grad nds passion at Spokane’s Clear Channel Radio, taking on the role of program producer Today’s generation is full
of social media users, but it’s
BY AZARIA PODPLESKY “On a whim, I took “I always wanted to get into audio, cally bring in anything local, original important to remember that
sta writer a music theory class.” so I took one extreme engineering, and and that musically, has a melodic core your online presence speaks
e theory class I took the other creative extreme in mu- to it somehow.” volumes.
As a child, EWU alumnus Matt Loi clicked, and Loi de- sic, then nally they’ve kind of hooked Aside from recording and produc- From boozy pictures to
was not focused on things most kids cided to stick with up now,” he said. ing each show, Loi also photographs and distasteful comments, what
care about. Loi was concerned with be- music, transferring Loi got his rst taste of radio at takes video of each set. He also handles you do on online can come
coming an electrical engineer, the career to Eastern in 2004. EWU, working with several shows on the public relations side of the job. back to haunt you. anks
he thought would get him into music Loi spent the next Eastern’s jazz radio station, KEWU After years on the scene, many peo- to the site http://www.socio-
His love of music began at an early Loi few years completing 89.5. After graduating in 2007, Loi ple would have already made the leap clean.com, you can obtain a
age when he listened to the radio and his the “12-hour-a-day worked in promotions at Clear Channel to cities like Seattle or Portland. Loi, free pro le scan that looks
parents’ records. While attending Kami- gig” of a music major. Radio. Six months later, the producer however, is here to stay, saying the new for potentially troublesome
akin High School, Loi taught himself to At EWU Loi played the upright bass of 103.1 KCDA’s Local Lounge, which talent that pops up keeps him inspired. photos, posts or tags and
play the bass guitar. and was involved in several projects, in- spotlights local bands, moved away. Loi He also believes that on a profes- gives you a detailed list of
After graduating, he went to Co- cluding VPnet, a program between the soon took over as the show’s producer. sional level, it’s best for him to stay in o ending items to remove.
lumbia Basin College. A year of engi- music and computer science depart- “When I started, what I really want- Spokane.
neering classes later, Loi began to ques- ments. ed to do was get away from real basic “ e more time I spend here, the e views expressed here do
tion his major. Loi also played the role of sound interviews and … try to capture the best deeper the roots grow in town, so it not directly re ect the views
“I really called things into question, guy, recording concerts and recitals, possible sound,” he said. makes me want to keep staying here,” of e Easterner. e writer
and I gured maybe I need to take an- then taking those recordings home and “With my show, I can branch out he said. “Despite the crappy winters and can be contacted at easterner.
other avenue to get into music,” he said. mastering them. from [pop-rock] quite a bit and basi- the potholes, I kind of like it here.” firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cinco de Mayo event advocates rights and education
Chicano Education Program sponsors celebration, promoting Chicano voting rights and social justice
e Gamma Alpha Omega soror-
ity, established April 15, 2011, publi-
cized themselves at the party. ey focus
on mentoring high school and middle
school students while encouraging them
to pursue secondary education.
Ana Zapien, one of the sorority’s
leaders, explained that it was di cult Female sexuality:
for students who leave the cultures of Understanding the
their hometown behind to come to col-
lege, and that Cinco de Mayo celebra-
tion at EWU was important to battling
those di culties.
BY CHELSEA TWISS
“When you come to things like this,
like you actually do see all the cultures
coming together. Like we’re not alone,”
Zapien said. While the topic of female
“It’s good, too, to have all the Greeks orgasm may be considered
out here, the organizations, the other taboo and perhaps even
people from the community, as well. redundant to some — con-
It’s kind of showing how the country is sidering that a lot of women
turning into a melting pot,” she added. read Cosmopolitan magazine
Pedro Lopez, also celebrating, religiously — I believe it to
agreed. be a topic that should be ad-
“ ey’re not even Mexicans — Ar- dressed openly and logically.
abs, Asians, all sorts of people come out ere are still far too
to see how Mexicans do their thing.” many women who have
ursday’s guest speaker was Joa- never had the pleasure of
quin Avila, a law professor from Seattle experiencing an orgasm.
Perla Tapatia dance group from Quincy, Wash., performs a traditional Chicano dance on campus. Amy Meyer/Easterner University, who presented “Cinco de Some have even given up
Mayo — An Enduring Legacy.” e on the idea of ever reaching
BY AMY MEYER ing Latino women as a double minor- visiting students were given passports week-long festivities concluded with ecstasy neither during sex nor
sta writer ity, encouraging high goals and advis- that they took from table to table. Community-to-Community executive on their own time. However,
ing students about applying to medical Lucy Vazquez performed a dance director Rosalinda Guilllen’s lecture ti- I believe an orgasm is some-
he weeklong Cinco de Mayo school. with her instructor, Ricardo Mendoza. tled “Food Sovereignty and Farm Work- thing that can be attained by
celebration on campus last Wednesday’s events included the When she nished, she rejoined her ers.” any woman with the correct
week brought in students Chicano Education Program’s student- organization Movimiento Estudiantil Garcia said that all these topics are mentality.
and prospective students. parent conference with 270 students Chicano de Aztlan. important to the Eastern’s celebration. For a woman, possessing
e theme was Chicanas/os in and 50 parents from 10 high schools “We stand up for the oppressed “ is idea of unity is really the theme a reasonable level of comfort
the 21st Century: Education, Voting and middle schools from around Wash- people. We ght for civil rights, equal that we celebrate as people of Mexican with her own sexuality is
Rights, and Social Justice. Chicano Ed- ington. rights. I’m with them here,” Vazquez descent here in the United States. … imperative and sets a solid
ucation Program sponsored the event. e program used the week to break said. She explained that the holiday was e important battle that brought the foundation for being able to
Jerry Garcia said, “Cinco de Mayo is down the mystery of higher education celebrated more widely in the U.S. than nation of Mexico together and into the reach orgasm.
our major event for the whole year. It’s to Latino students. ey encouraged in Mexico. modern period is the idea that we use It seems the female spe-
where we bring out everything to show high schoolers to go to college and in- “It’s basically battle of Puebla, where to unite our communities, whether it’s cies tends to be either holed
about our culture, our history and to vited them to come to Eastern. the natives and the Pubelanos fought our Chicano community or our Eastern up in the closet sexually or
educate our communities and recruit.” After the conference, guests min- the French and defeated them,” Vazquez Washington University community,” exhibiting it in an excessive
On Monday, guest Ricardo Sanchez gled in the campus mall, accompanied said. Garcia said. aunting manner.
introduced the week’s theme, lecturing by the lively music of Los Vigiles, warm “To me, it just means being together “We use it, then, as an educational ere is a healthy balance
on Latino education in the 21st century. sunshine and Eastern students and sta united as one, whether it’s the Chicano tool. And to educate our communities to the acceptance and under-
Jessica Llama, a medical student, at the Cinco de Mayo party. Several or the Mexican culture or Caucasian about issues that are facing, not just standing of one’s own sexual-
spoke Tuesday about the di culties fac- campus organizations set up tables. e culture, the Anglo culture.” Chicanos, but everybody.” ity somewhere between a
life in a convent and Coyote
Local indie band releases self-titled EP, gains campus following
Ugly. Women shouldn’t feel
that they have to conform to
t either extreme. e goal
is to be comfortable in your
Crickets of Cascadia prevail after winning Battle of the Bands own skin.
While I believe every
BY DYLAN COIL
“We both started playing e National, Animal Collec- woman is capable of achiev-
guitar and then recently I de- tive and Minus the Bear. ing orgasm, I also believe it
cided to start playing bass just “I think if we planned what to be an incredibly personal
After more than two years to kind of round out the band. we play, it wouldn’t come o experience.
of song writing and develop- We would just jam, the two of very good. I think we’re lucky Everyone has di erent
ing a distinct sound, Spokane us, and then we brought in two in the fact that since we’re do- buttons they like pushed
based indie rock group Crick- other guys to ll it out,” Scott ing this for fun, we’re able to — or not — but I would
ets of Cascadia released a six said. choose what we want to play. like to point out a few fairly
track EP. Crickets of Cascadia con- We’re not going to choose universal tips that may apply
Currently available as a dig- sists of a drummer, Sean Bur- something that may poten- to every woman regarding
ital download from iTunes and gett, lead guitar, played by tially give us more exposure,” orgasm.
out in hard copy May 27, the Mark, bass by Scott and Andy said Mark. “If we wanted that, Trust and communica-
self-titled EP was recorded in- Millward alternates between we would just go play metal in tion with your partner is
dependently in a friend of the keyboards and guitar. Scott Spokane.” key. While this may not be
band’s basement in Spokane. and Mark have known their According to the Tarbutton necessary for everyone in any
Crickets of Cascadia have a keyboardist and backup gui- brothers, Crickets of Cascadia situation, if you’re someone
solid local following, winning tarist Millward before starting has been experimenting with who has never experienced an
Eastern’s Battle of the Bands a band, and picked up a new some new sounds, including orgasm, you will most likely
last year and a schedule to play drummer a few months ago by more electronic ideas such as be able to do this if you are
at a whole list of local venues, advertising. dubstep style beats. ey said having sex with someone you
including Elkfest, Spokane’s e band members decided that even though that may be can trust and talk to openly
free festival June 4 at e Elk on the name Crickets of Casca- the progression of music, they about your sexual needs.
in Browne’s Addition. dia because they wanted to rep- still try to stay true to their It may seem embar-
e rst 20 Eastern stu- resent where they came from, sound. rassing to talk about these
dents to attend Elkfest will the Paci c Northwest. Scott, “I think we have the advan- things with a partner, but it
receive free copies of the new being a geology student, came tage of being able to play what will ultimately bene t your
Crickets of Cascadia EP upon across the term Cascadia as a we enjoy playing, and it hap- relationship both inside and
entering the venue and present- reference to the Northwest in pens to be that there are people outside the bedroom.
ing the band with a valid Eagle class and liked the sound and out there who like the same is leads me to my next
ID. what it stood for. stu we like,” Mark said. point. One huge di culty
Scott Tarbutton, bassist for Scott and Mark come from e Tarbutton’s said that a lot of women face during
Crickets of Cascadia, is cur- a singer and songwriter back- even though their ultimate goal sex is misguided attention.
rently majoring in geology at ground, but then combined is to get signed, that is not their ink of sex as the one op-
Eastern and started the band that with an electronic aspect sole reason. “It’s de nitely been portunity to turn o all other
with his brother Mark. Both brought to the band by its key- an organic process,” said Scott. thoughts and focus on the
brothers have a long history boardist. “We just play and if we like purely physical experience of
with music and have been play- Some of the band’s in u- what it sounds like. We’ll keep Brothers and bandmates Scott and Mark Dylan Coil/Easterner a sensual act.
ing guitar since their youth. ences include Local Native, it going.” Tarbutton form Crickets of Cascadia. If you have to think
about anything, think only
about what you are feeling in
ary piece of all personally identifying undergraduate journal. Scheduled read- the moment and how great
material before it made its way into the ers for the event are Gerard Duncan Jr., the sensation is.
party to feature artists
hands of readers and insured that each Molly Fitzpatrick, Courtney Harler, Jill e nal aspect of atten-
piece was reviewed at least four times Herrera, Paul Lee, Kayla McAllister, tion means focusing solely on
before the decision making process be- Teresa Vanairsdale, Lindsae Williams- yourself. It is very tempting
gan. Sinalu and Janice Wright. to worry constantly about
BY DOUG AULT phy pieces submitted by EWU students. Former EWU student Christian “It’s a celebration for a product that whether or not your partner
e pieces that made the journal were Rose founded Northwest Boulevard and was a year in the making,” Croom said. is having a good time. Try to
described as “the cream of the crop,” by published its rst issue in 1993. Rose e 2011 edition Northwest Boule- tear yourself away from this
Live readings and performances by Northwest Boulevard Editor-in-chief received his bachelor’s degree in English vard EWU’s undergraduate literary jour- habit. is is your chance
local bands will highlight the release Olivia Croom. from EWU in 1992 and his master’s of nal, will be available for the rst time at to be sel sh. Besides, if you
party for Northwest Boulevard, EWU’s “We had a record number of sub- ne arts degree in 1994. the release event and subsequently in the have sexual chemistry with
literary journal, Friday, May 13. missions in all categories this year. Usu- “I’m very pleased to see that you and group’s o ce in PUB 219. Free to fac- someone, then there isn’t any
e release reading and bene t show ally we can publish 20 to 25 percent of other students/writer have kept it going ulty and sta members, a hard copy of need to worry; the mutual
takes place at Neato Burrito, which is the entries, but this year, it was about for so long,” said Rose in a comment on the journal will also be available on the enjoyment will come natu-
located at 827 W 1st Ave. in Spokane. 12.5 percent of the 295 submissions,” Northwest Boulevard’s website. bookshelves in the PUB Lounge. rally without having to try.
e event will be the rst opportunity Croom said. is year’s release reading and ben- Anyone interested in picking up a
for community members to pick up the Before making it into the journal, e t show will feature musical perfor- copy of the journal or nding out more e views expressed here do
2011 edition of Northwest Boulevard. each piece was blind-edited by category mances by the Terrible Buttons, Mark about Northwest Boulevard may visit not directly re ect the views
e annually published compilation editors and general sta readers who Ward, Stephanie Hatzinikolis and Liz their o ce during the hours of 11:45- of e Easterner. e writer
features 37 of the best poetry, ction, gave their feeling on each work. e Rognes. e show is free with a sug- 12:45 p.m. and 2-2:45 p.m. every Mon- can be contacted at easterner.
creative non ction, art and photogra- blind-editing process stripped the liter- gested $5 donation toward the nopro t day and Wednesday. email@example.com.
EWU Red rocks
21st career win
BY KRISTIE HSIN tion within Bloomsday in which each
senior reporter 5-member team competes against oth-
er teams of the same size in the same
For the past 15 years, EWU Red divisions, encouraging healthy life-
team has proven their strengths and styles and tness.
dedication, taking home the Blooms- “It’s broken down by how large
day Corporate Cup year after year. your corporation is, but we’ve always
With 21 overall wins over the years, been the overall winner regardless of
team members include Grant Smith, the size of corporation,” Millet said.
English professor and team captain; Having seen friends win the Cor-
Dr. Je Corkill, chemistry professor; porate Cup back in 1982, Smith and
Carl Coombs, IT specialist; Dave Mil- his team decided to enter the next year.
let, director of college advancement; “A bunch of us guys were standing
and Dr. Je rey Rahn, chemistry pro- around, and we didn’t know anything
fessor. about Corporate Cup, and when the
Smith and Corkill have both par- award was [presented], we saw that we
ticipated in every EWU Red Corpo- should’ve entered,” said Smith. “So the
rate Cup competition. Coombs has next year we entered, and we won.”
been on the team since 1997 and due e team has won many events
to ineligibility, Millet took the place of since, contributing not only their time
Scott Melville. but their e orts to Bloomsday.
“ ey’re all great runners who have “Our team in 1997 had the fast-
been doing it for a long, long time, so est time that any team had ever had,”
I’m hoping I can do the same,” Millet said Smith. “We have not only the best
said. point scores, but we have the records
e EWU Red Team scored a total for the shortest time that a team has
of 2,971 points, placing them in rst ever completed in Bloomsday.”
place overall in the 600-1,299 em- According to Millet, team mem-
ployees division. e Corporate Cup bers don’t work collectively as a group,
is scored by dividing each Corporate as they each run at their own, individ- Top, from left to right: Jim Hanegan, Grant Smith, Je rey Corkill, Bill Horner and Scott Mabee. Photos courtesy of Grant Smith
Bottom, from left to right: Grant Smith, Je Rahn, Dave Millet and Carl Combs hold the trophy. and Carl Combs
Cup runner’s time into the winning ual paces and have di erent schedules.
time for the runner’s age bracket. e However, all ve members encourage
three highest scores on each team are and communicate with each other. 45:43, running a pace of 6:07 per Je rey Rahn, 52, had a total time and the celebration of wellness that is
added together to determine the win- “Its fun having an extra sort of mile. Millet, 48, placed second among of 46:59, running at a pace of 6:17 per so neat. I feel lucky to be a part of this
ning team. thing to run for, which is that we’ve 872 people the same age. mile. Rahn placed second among the and to show that Eastern as a univer-
Of the many teams that competed done pretty well over the last few Corkill, 67, ran a pace of 6:50 756 people the same age. sity is a part of this community.”
in the Corporate Cup, seven other years,” said Corkill. “It gives me an ex- per mile ending with a total nish of “It’s a celebration of wellness, and Corkill said, “ e one thing that
teams representing EWU placed in the tra interest in Bloomsday.” 50:59. He was rst among 268 people that is a very wholesome ideal and makes our team click is that we’re
top 30 Corporate Cup Teams. Smith’s total nish time was 1 hour in the same age group. value for our community to have. spread out into di erent age groups, so
“Other corporate teams have been 47 seconds, with a pace of 8:08 per Coombs, 45, the youngest mem- You don’t need to be on a team to run we’re not really competing with each
gunning to beat the Eastern team for mile. Smith, 73, placed rst among 96 ber, placed rst among other 800 peo- Bloomsday,” said Smith. “Anybody can other for points, [but] we are this year
over 15 years,” Millet said. people the same age. ple the same age with 41:00 as his total run, anybody can walk, anyone can because Dave and Carl are in the same
e Corporate Cup is a competi- Millet had a total nish time of nish time. participate, and it’s the participation age group.”
Cheney and EWU gear up for 23rd triathlon
BY KRISTIE HSIN You could have a 60-year-old swimming next to a freshman from “We have one class that is devoted to a triathlon class here at
senior reporter college. … It’s a cool dynamic out there.” Eastern,” said Scott. “We also have a team entry form where one
Depending on how many people sign up, the event typically person can do the swim, one person does the bike and one person
EWU’s Campus Recreation Department will host its 23rd an- has ve to eight heats, holding 16 people at a time in the pool. does the run.”
nual EWU Iron Eagle Triathlon May 29. According to Campitelli, the sprint triathlon is a popular event for According to Scott, many family members choose to participate
O cially classi ed as a sprint triathlon, participants will check rst-timers. in the team forum.
in at 7 a.m. at the EWU Pool. ey will complete a 200-meter free- “ e distances are short enough where you don’t have to be a “I think it’s a huge accomplishment just to nish,” said fresh-
style swim followed by a 10-mile bike ride starting by the PHASE’s triathlon trained person to come in and do OK, and that’s what’s man Nate Johnston. “It doesn’t matter the size of it.”
eld house and then by a 3.1 mile run around Cheney. the best thing about this is,” said Campitelli. “Everybody who starts People can sign up prior to the event day or at the door. ose
e triathlon is open to the public, bringing together Eastern always nishes.” who sign up before May 20 are guaranteed a T-shirt. General ad-
and Cheney community members in a fun- lled sporting event. Club Sports Coordinator Rick Scott said, “Most of the people, mission is $25 and EWU students and faculty pay $15.
For liability reasons, the event requires participants be 17 or older they come here and they do this because it’s a lot of fun and it’s a “What I think mostly about it is it brings people from all dif-
and provide estimated swim times. sprint triathlon, so it’s shorter and it’s more manageable for a lot of ferent levels — campus students, faculty, sta , administrators — to
Age groups include 20 and under, 21-30, 31-40 and 41-50. people.” an event where they compete with and against each other, which
is year, the triathlon also added an additional age group, one for Freshman Victoria Valles said, “I have a lot of respect for people doesn’t happen all that often around campus,” said Campitelli.
50 and older. who do that.” “ is is our favorite [event] because it’s just one where nobody
“What we’re seeing is a lot more 50-year-old and older [par- Snacks and refreshments will be provided at every turnaround loses.”
ticipants],” said Mike Campitelli, race director. “So we actually point. Where and when participants start the triathlon depends on For additional information and registration, visit http://www.
changed the age group a little to add a 51 and older division. … their age group and division. ewu.edu/campusrec or call Campitelli at (509) 359-4836.
DUSTIN TOMS JOSEPH SCHILTER
managing/sports editor copy editor
Boston to blame Flight through
when it comes mountains offer
to Miami’s trio perspectives
When watching the While warm weather and
NBA Playo s, every fan clear skies have been few and
seems to have one common far between in the Paci c
enemy — the Miami Heat. Northwest, those who wish
e Heat have a bulls- to spend time outside must
eye on their back after last become more creative in
summer when LeBron James organizing weekend excur-
and Chris Bosh decided sions, which should come as
to leave their teams in free no surprise to the inhabit-
agency to join forces with ants of a region notorious for
Dwayne Wade in South high precipitation rates and
Beach. weather patterns that can
But my question is, why change on a dime.
didn’t anyone freak out when ankfully, the geography
the Boston Celtics traded of Washington is just about
for Ray Allen and Kevin as diverse as the weather it
Garnett? ose two joined receives, allowing for all kinds
up with Paul Pierce to form of recreation possibilities. As
their own triumvirate. I made plans for last week-
Well, James spilled the end’s adventures, I could have
beans last night during an been more careful to take all
interview with ESPN as to of this into account.
why he went to Miami. One of those adventures
“ ey set the blueprint included locating an aban-
for us when they decided to doned mine, known as the
make the trade for [Kevin Hole in the Wall, which has
Garnett] and for Ray [Al- been forgotten for more than
len],” said James. “Seeing 100 years. Located high in
guys make sacri ces to come North Cascades, Hole in
together and the Wall is said to be visible
play as one. only from the air or the top
ey set the of a few of the surrounding
blueprint peaks. I learned of a group
and went that claimed to have visited
out there it awhile back, but refused to
and did it. release its location.
ey won a After two years of pour-
champion- James ing over old mining journals
Deyo’s final leg
Krystal Deyo currently holds Eastern’s school record in the long jump. goeags.com
ship. ey and geology books, I was
competed every year.” ready to begin a search. So
In James’ nal two years my brother and I joined a
in Cleveland, his team friend who is applying for his
sported the best regular sea- pilot’s license, drove to Se-
son record but lost to Boston attle, hopped in a Cessna and
in the playo s back-to-back. headed for the mountains.
Wade shared the same feel- e sky was a patchwork
ings about James’ decision to
form what is now called an
“With LeBron losing
Star senior approaching her nal of foreboding clouds hover-
ing around 4,000 feet. My
friend had to stay below the
cloud deck and didn’t know
to Boston in Cleveland in
the playo s, he felt like, ‘I
gotta do more, I need to be
around more to contend
Big Sky Conference Championship if we could get high enough
above the peaks, but we’d try
As the plane took o and
for a championship,’” said BY AMY MEYER Deyo. Narrowing in like a laser beam, she Ranked fourth in the Big Sky Confer- began to rise, I realized just
Wade. “Me feeling the same sta writer cut back on the 200-meter to specialize in ence, Deyo knows that her technique, me- how vulnerable small planes
way going into the summer, the 100-meter and long jump. chanics and diligence will give her the ad- are to the e ects of weather.
saying that I needed more, it Senior Krystal Deyo broke the Pueller And laser-beam focus is a prerequisite vantage in the conference championships It dipped and ducked against
was because of Boston.” Invitational record for the 100-meter on for a race that Deyo can complete in 10.97 in Sacramento, Calif. changes in air pressure and
So far the plan has been Friday, April 29 — the record she set her- seconds. “I have yet to show my true potential. shuddered against the wind,
working out in favor for self in 2009. “You have to be very focused when And I think when I do, it’s going to be a but the views were worth it.
James, Wade and Bosh. ey “I’ve changed a lot of things in my you’re in a sport that is all about the indi- really good race,” Deyo said. Snow-covered rock crags
currently hold a 3-1 lead mechanics and my technique over the vidual because you don’t have your team to O the track, Deyo works with the and peaks that towered above
in the Eastern Conference past couple years. at was the race where depend on — unless of course you’re in a team at Eastern’s sports information of- the valleys below and sur-
Semi nals over the Celtics, things nally fell together,” she said. relay,” said Deyo. “When you succeed, you ce, a job that requires the knowledge she rounded by clouds o ered
the team they so desperately Deyo has been running track since 7th get all the success. When you fail, all the continues to gain from her journalism and vistas that remain unseen by
want to beat and mimic. grade. “I’ve done the same four events all failure is on your shoulders too.” public relations classes. the masses. Hawks circled
e Celtics faced no throughout my career. I think that’s why Deyo said she is a little sad that this is “I compete, and then I go write about rivers and streams not far
adversity when they formed I’ve succeeded in those events — because her last season. “I’m struggling because I’d it right afterward. It’s a fun scenario, but below us, and every now and
their trio, and they are now I’ve never had to stray. I’ve been a student like to do well. ere’s a lot of pressure to it’s kind of awkward at the same time,” then, one of us would spot a
being faced with the blame of my events,” Deyo said. do well in your last conference, especially Deyo said. heard of elk in the hills.
for the much hated Heat As a student of her events, she takes when you’ve had success in the past.” She enjoys the work environment, While gazing out the win-
trio. her homework seriously. Between weights But Deyo sees that success in her fu- she’s juggled the job with track and school dow, we approached an eagle
Now there are more ru- in the morning and practice in the eve- ture. to improve her resume. “It’s given me a lot soaring no further than 40
mors across the NBA about ning, Deyo trains a total four hours a day. “I know I have a lot more in the tank. I of skills and time management, and it real- feet from the plane; it turned
other superteams forming. She sprints the 100-meter, 4x100-me- know that I still have a long ways to go, but ly showed me what the work force is like,” sharply and glided away
In New York, both Car- ter relay and the 200-meter and competes I only have two weeks to do that. Hope- she said. “I don’t say no to anything, and I before we got any closer.
melo Anthony and Amare in the long jump. Even specializing on fully I can put everything together when always want to be the best at everything I Traveling at about 120 mph,
Stoudamire have teamed up these four events has been too broad for it comes for the nals, the championship.” do. I think that’s why I’ve succeeded.” we were able to cover more
and are hoping for Chris terrain than we could on foot
Paul to join them. With an or by car.
early playo exit from the
Orlando Magic and the
Los Angeles Lakers, rumors
Shannon Invitational quali es more Eagles Much to my dismay,
however, the cloud deck
wasn’t high enough for us to
have begun swirling about y above the supposed loca-
Dwight Howard and Kobe BY AMY MEYER “Relays had the weekend o . ey’re “Fill your water bottle, don’t touch tion of the mine. We were
Bryant hooking up. all sitting in guaranteed positions, so now the knob,” he added. “Don’t get sick this able to look up the valley
Fans are ranting about we’ll get our rehearsals in this week. And week.” containing it and mark a few
how these players are ruining Pole vault competitors freshman Rob- then Saturday we run both 4x100 and Kerr described the event as “18 divi- waypoints for a future ight
the game, but in all reality, in Taylor and sophomore Chloe Hall have 4x400,” Kerr said. sion one schools, all in one venue. e or hike in, but the weather
it is making it better. Could both quali ed for the Big Sky Conference He stated that the team will y down athletes kind of know who’s in that event. just wasn’t willing to cooper-
you imagine a 7-game series Championship with jumps of 11-10 3/4 ursday and warm up for the preliminar- ey know who they can beat.” ate.
with eight all-stars on the feet Saturday at the Ken Shannon Invita- ies on Friday. Shot and discus events will Women’s Head Coach Marcia Meck- I guess the hunt for the
court at the same time? It tional at the Husky Stadium in Seattle. also be held Friday, while the hammer and lenburg said, “For some of the athletes, Hole in the Wall will have to
would be great basketball Steeplechase runner sophomore Simon javelin events will be Saturday. this is their nal meet, so it’s kind of bit- be postponed for a later date,
and something that hasn’t Sorenson will join Hall and Taylor in the Kerr is advising the athletes to con- tersweet. It’s going to be hard to see them but it wasn’t all for naught.
happened since Michael Sacramento meet this coming week after tinue to do what they’ve been doing to be go, but they’re ready to perform well, and e opportunity to y over
Jordan retired for the nal qualifying in the event with a time of 9 successful and hydrate in preparation for I’m excited to watch them perform.” the mountains in a small
time. minutes, 34.51 seconds. the upper 70s and lower 80s temperatures Kerr agreed, saying, “I love conference aircraft is one I’d recommend
Who doesn’t want to see Angelica Rodriguez picked up an ad- the Eagles will enjoy in California. championship in particular for seniors. We to anyone who hasn’t already
that? ditional event in the 400-meter at the last “If you’re well rested, your perfor- want to send them out on as high and a done so.
chance meet with a time of 57.14. mance is going to show. at includes nu- positive note as possible. ey’re the ones
Views expressed in this column Taylor Walker, javelin thrower, moved trition, staying with a diet. ... You don’t all that have invested more to this point than Views expressed in this column
do not re ect the views of e up into the top 14 slot of the Big Sky Con- of a sudden want to go to a protein-rich the rest of their teammates. ... ey know do not re ect the views of e
Easterner to contact the writer ference, qualifying for the championship. or carbohydrate-rich diet. Stay the course. it’s a cool thing to get there, but it’s not Easterner to contact the writer
e-mail easterner.sports@ Men’s Head Coach Stan Kerr said that You can celebrate afterwards if you want to just to get there. It’s to get there and be on e-mail easterner.sports@
gmail.com. it had been a good weekend in Seattle. binge out on carbos,” he said. top of the podium.” gmail.com.