Fall 2012 Issue 1
Fall 2012 Issue 1
Can you dig it?Volleyball Page 12WILDCAT WALL Central has already de-feated three ranked opponents this season. SETH LONBORG/OBSERvERSPORTSRUBBLE Several houses on the Ellens-burg Ranches have burned down.PHOTO COURTESY Of vIRGINIA LETSONNEWSTotal lossPage 3SCENEPHOTO COURTESY Of ODOGRAPHYProsody opens downtown, replacing Raw Space, and throws back-to-school bashPage 7Fire watchWildfires burn throughout Kittitas CountyCover Photo Courtesy of Table Mountain Fire Incident CommandThe BSERVERby the students & for the students of CWUcwuobserver.comO Two-Time ACP Pacemaker Award FinalistVol. 92 No. 1 Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012The Observer Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 20122EDITORSDanny SchmidtEditor-in-ChiefSantos HerreraNews EditorJayna SmithAssistant News EditorChant StevensonScene EditorJeanette GensonAssistant Scene EditorConnor VanderweystSports EditorEvan ThompsonAssistant Sports EditorSeth LonborgPhoto EditorMichael HarrisonAssistant Photo EditorChloe WestOnline EditorLandan GarciaCopy Desk ChiefAdvertising SalesMikel HansonW. EllensburgJessica LibeyE. EllensburgDerrick ClaritS. 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If you have questions call (509) 963-1073 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.orgColor in the numbersBY santos herreraNews EditorCentral Washington University hit re-cord numbers with the newest wave of freshmen. A total of 1,440 students make this not only the biggest class, but the most diverse in history. The freshman class is more diverse than ever, Linda Schactler, director of public affairs, said. Its 30 percent stu-dents of color. Schactler also said that CWU gradu-ates a larger proportion of students who are Hispanic than any college in the state. Centrals enrollment numbers on all cam-puses top 10,700 this fall. John Swiney, associate vice president for enrollment management, attributes the numbers to how much Central has to offer, with on-line courses being one of the major draws. The number of students that enroll in online courses has grown by 20 percent every year, Swiney said. And one out of every four students is from the Ellensburg campus. Swiney also said Centrals online courses are becoming more competitive with other institutions, as well as more beneficial to students. For example, if a student has two classes with time conflicts, he or she can attend one class and take the other online. So students dont miss out on classes they want to take. Central has also become more com-petitive with its recruitment practices. Swiney mentioned that one of President Jim Gaudinos first plans in office was to make Central more diverse. Therefore, the Inclusiveness Initia-tive survey took off. The survey allowed Gaudino and his team to see what was im-portant in the eyes of students. According to the results, about 80 percent of participants enjoyed being at CWU, as well as felt welcomed. Another 90 percent of participants agreed that interacting with diverse individuals is a good thing. Thus, the question became: How can we more effectively reach out to students and let them know about all that Central has to offer? The answer came in the form of Cen-trals Prospect, Outreach and Retention Technology. CPORT works by connecting to students specifically. When a student takes the SAT or fills out an information request form, the information he or she writes down, such as age and ethnicity, is entered in the program. Once in the program, students will be-gin to receive emails and postcards from various groups on campus which may in-terest them and make them feel more wel-come at Central. Right now, this technology is being used only for diversity, Diane Fishel-Hall, enrollment communication specialist, said. However, the ultimate goal is to use this technology for everyone and anything. If a student likes horses, the rodeo club will talk to them. If a student likes gaming, the gaming club will talk to them. Fishel-Hall said the beauty of this tech-nology is that its completely student-to-student interactions, not involving faculty or staff. Central students are the driving force reaching out to the people they once were.BY Peter ocainStaff Reporter After serving seven years as the sher-iff of King County, Sue Rahr has joined Centrals Law and Justice Advisory Board. Were very happy to have Ms. Rahr on board, said Charles Reasons, CWUs law and justice departments graduate program director. I look forward to working with her. In 2005, Rahr made history by becoming the first woman to be elected King County sheriff in the departments 155-year history. On March 31, 2012, Rahr retired after 32 years of service with the King County Sheriff s Of-fice. The very next day, she was appointed director of the Washington State Crimi-nal Justice Training Commission. Reasons believes having someone like Rahr on the board could help attract more women to the law and justice program. Shes a trendsetter herself, Reasons said. She went through policing when there werent a lot of women in law en-forcement. Rahr recognizes shes a pioneer for women in law enforcement, but she doesnt believe there is anything stopping them from achieving their goals. I want to convey [the] message to other women. If you get into law enforce-ment, you can make it what you want to make it. There are no barriers, Rahr said. Sue Armstrong, a senior lecturer with the law and justice department, believes the addition of Rahr to the advisory board will yield positive results. It can only be a good thing, Arm-strong said. She has actual law enforce-ment experience and political experience as well. Reasons said he met with Rahr this past summer in hopes of developing a connection between the law and justice department and the WSCJT. For Rahr, this presented an opportu-nity for a mutually beneficial relationship. Were looking to develop partnerships with the big universities to see what op-portunities might be there, Rahr said. Rahr admitted that she doesnt know too much about CWUs law and justice program, but shes confident the WSCJT can assist the instructors. The first thing I need to do is learn more about Central, Rahr said. Once I see whats being taught, I can see what can be worked on. Rahr believes her experience running a large police force, which included over 1,000 employees and a $150 million bud-get, is the biggest asset she brings to the law and justice advisory board. I have a lot of experience dealing with the very best police officers, Rahr said. Rahr said her experience dealing with difficult scenarios will help as well. I think Ill be a little more aware where we need to focus our training on, Rahr said. The advisory board meets twice a year and is comprised of 19 members. Rea-sons said the purpose of the meetings is to connect with the community and to keep up with trends within the law and justice community. It also allows for Law and Justice pro-gram directors to find out about intern-ships and job opportunities.sUe rahrLaw and Justice Advisory Board MemberFreshmen class most diverse, biggest everFormer sheriff joins L & J board e Observer Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012NEWSEditor// Santos Herrera3cwuobservernews@gmail.comBY JAYNA SMITHAssistant News Editor Virginia Letson, 55, who goes by Gini, expected to celebrate her 10-year wedding anniversary with her husband in the safety of her home. The call to evacuate that came at about 5 p.m. on Aug. 13 would change her entire life. Her husband, Terry Letson, 58, had lived in their home for 27 years, and in less than a day would never see it again. The Letsons packed up some belongings, but later found that they could not have brought enough. Its funny the things that you pack, because you think youre coming back, Gini Letson said.The family was staying at the Qual-ity Inn in Ellensburg when they received a dreadful phone call around 2 a.m. the following morning that their home had burned down. They burst into tears and embraced each other. With no homeown-ers insurance, the couple is left with land but no home.Letson spoke of the small things like a measuring cup or a pair of socks that you might think you have and then realize you dont any more. She took time off from work, but is now back at Central working as a custodian in the newly rebuilt Barto Hall. She attri-butes her ability to remain happy despite what happened to those around her, along with the re ghters who risked their lives. Coming to work and being around the students is really healing, because you want that normalcy, Letson said.Some Central students were shocked to hear about the re and desperately want-ed to do something. Many gathered at the Holiday Inn Express to collect donations. It was heart wrenching to know that there was nothing I could do to help them, said Alexis Thomas, senior public relations major. Thomas was one of many people in the community who wanted to help out. She and some friends volunteered at the cloth-ing drive for a few hours, where she said 30 to 40 people showed up to donate what they could.Maybe you cant save their house, but you can do something, Thomas said.The community and families have banded together to make the heal-ing process easier. Coworkers, friends, family and even concerned community members were all very instrumental in helping victims cope with the loss. Central Student Cyndi Monroe was working when the re broke out but still did what she could to help support the re ghters and those affected by the re. Monroe said her rst reaction wasnt fear but sadness for those who lost their homes. When I heard about it I brought a case of water to the re station, Monroe said. Despite Letson and her familys situa-tion, she tries to remain positive. She has not lost her love for life nor her kindness to others.At rst you want to be angry, but then you cant imagine how those responsible feel, Letson said.Eyes damp with tears, Letson spoke of people she didnt even know who were so willing to help out, and how much it means to her. I just cant thank everybody enough, Letson said. I mean, we are on the way to recovery.BY JAYNA SMITHAssistant News EditorMother Nature literally struck Central Washington on Sept. 8 in the wake of the Taylor Bridge re. The Central Washington community had barely begun to heal before many lives were shook again when lightning sparked hundreds of res.We have 4,000 lightning strikes and over 300 res, and we are still nding new res, Sharon Kyhl, re informa-tion of cer, said.More res are being discovered because of inver-sion, or sleepers which occur when heat created by lightning strikes lies dormant, and later ignites, according to Christine Pyle, Ya-kima information of cer. The manpower needed to ght all the res is so extensive that there are three teams. The Wenatchee complex res have burned over 42,000 acres and currently have nearly 2,000 personnel working on them. The Table Mountain res are the second largest, with 1063 personnel. Our resources have been spread pret-ty thin, Pyle said.With the Wenatchee res and the Table Mountain res moving closer to each oth-er, representatives said the two res may eventually connect. On the positive end of the spectrum, the Yakima Complex is almost completely contained. The main priority in combating the res is to secure public safety. Protecting livestock and property comes second, and unoccupied land comes last, Pyle said. Evacuation zones are based on three levels. Level one is to alert people of the possibility of having to evacuate, level two gets residents prepared to leave, and level three means residents are evacuated.Safety is the number one factor, Kit-titas County Fire Chief John Sinclair said.The smoky air caused Centrals football team to move practices to North Bend and to hold its rst home game in Bothell Soccer moved its home game with Simon Fraser to Burnaby, B.C.The Kittitas County Public Health Department advises people to limit their outdoor activity, avoid overexertion and try to keep doors and windows closed. Anyone experiencing dizziness, head-aches, dif culty breathing, coughing, ex-cessive phlegm or nausea should contact their healthcare provider.Fire ghters are working to keep the res contained but they know they wont be able to extinguish all of them. Those res will only be put out by what is called a season ending, where the weather changes - most likely snow - will put out the rest of the res, according to Sinclair. Just know that everybody is working as hard as they can to solve this, Sinclair said.Rising from the ashesBarto Hall custodians house burns down in Taylor Bridge FireREMAINS(Above) Rubble is all thats left of Gini and Terry Letsons house.(Left) Gini Letson unloads freight at Barto Hall. For information on how to help Gini, contact her at: email@example.comSETH LONBORG/OBSERVERComing to work and being around the students is really healing, because you want that normalcy.Coming to work and Coming to work and being around the students is being around the students is -GINI LETSONBarto CustodianFires, haze surround Kittitas County, campus Wenatchee Complex Fires Started Sept.9 53,144 acres burned Containment 30% 1,337 Fire ghtersTaylor Bridge Fire 23,253 acres burned 63 homes destroyed Fire 100% ContainedTable Mountain Complex Fires Acres burned 37,677 Containment 10% 1,063 Fire ghtersJust know that every-body is working as hard as they can to solve this.Just know that every-Just know that every- -JOHN SINCLAIRKittitas County Fire ChiefMASKED Students protect themselves from unhealthy haze on campus.SANTOS HERRERA/OBSERVERNEWSThe Observer Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 20124New Barto an early successBY SantoS HerreraNews EditorCentrals newly rebuilt residence hall, Barto, gives freshmen and Douglas Hon-ors College students a state-of-the-art home. Barto offers the latest technology to help students practice a green lifestyle. For example, every bathroom has motion-activated toilets and sinks, as well as light sensors that automatically turn off when the bathroom is not in use in order to save on water and electricity.One of the things that we were in-tentional about is that we want students to learn from their living environments, Richard DeShields, associate dean of stu-dent living, said. The building itself is going to have monitors that students can watch physical-ly, to see how energy use is being used in their wing and how much water their wing is using so that they can start being better stewards of our earth. DeShields said.In addition to environmentally friendly technology, residents also have an enor-mous amount of space to study privately in groups, or to simply lounge with friends without disturbing others. All in all, several students said Barto has become a desirable place to live and has exceeded the expectations they had about college living.Freshmen residents Kirsten Selzler, Tori Massey, Brooke Reeves, and Alexa Williams all came to campus with the pre-conceived notion that college living would involve tiny rooms and old furniture. They were all surprised and grateful that Barto is anything but that. Since some of the rooms in the hall come equipped with a personal bathroom, there is a greater chance of residents not getting to meet each other in the hallway, so there is an open door policy instated to allow more interaction with other resi-dents. This means residents keep their doors open so they can see and meet others walking by.Weve only been here a short amount of time and we already feel like we are close friends, Wiliams said. We are like one big happy family.The biggest complaint that the resi-dents had was getting used to having quiet hours, which proves to be a challenge for students all over campus.For others, such as Kyle Mollenberg, the move to college was more of a concern when thinking about living with a room-mate whom hed never met before. Fortunately, it all worked out for him.I got to know him really fast, Mollenberg said. Hes pretty cool. With the ability to house up to 360 stu-dents, the opening of Barto has allowed for Central to close Carmody and Green Hall for updating.DeShields said Carmody Hall and Green are not under renovation but pres-ervation. Were just doing normal stuff. For ex-ample, we upgrade bathrooms because in Carmody they just have shower curtains and no walls,he said.The re-opening of Carmody and Green will be based on the schools need. For now, they will be used to house confer-ences. In the meantime, Barto has quickly become a favorite hang out for both on- and off-campus students. For some, such as Selzler, Massey, Reeves, and Williams, Barto has become a home away from home. THUMBS UP Residents happily enjoy room and board in Centrals newest residence hall.SaNtoS HERRERa/obSERvERFREE Pregnancy Test. Caring. Confidential.www.PregnancyHelpEllensburg.orgConveniently Located in Downtown Ellensburg111 East 4th StreetPregnancy Center of Kittitas County5NEWS e Observer Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012Washoe tribute unveiledBY ALEA THORNEStaff ReporterThe Ellensburg community gathered Sept. 22 at the new Friendship Park to honor the memory of Washoe, the chim-panzee who lived at Central Washington University and was the rst non-human to use sign language. A life-size statue of Washoe signing the word friend now stands in the middle of Friendship Park after its unveiling. Public art can enrich us individually and as a community, sculptor Georgia Gerber sculptor said. I hope this sculpture can be embraced not only as public art, but as a beloved landmark and a meeting place and a re-minder of the people and chimps that have come before. The memorial started with African music played by Acoustic Echoes, Kittitas Valley Childrens Choir and the Ellens-burg Womens Chorus. According to Jean Putnam, initiator of the Founders Club, the music was tting for the memorial because Washoe was born in West Africa in 1965.Washoe was legally transferred to the United States and was the focus of a cross-fostering research project exploring the in-teraction of genetics and environment. Washoe learned how to use spoons and bowls, wear clothes, paint, use the bath-room and perform sign language. Washoe came to Central with her adoptive son, Loulis, in 1980, where they were joined by Moja, Tatu and Dar. Washoes death in 2007 was reported in newspapers by every continent except Antarctica, showing the impact she made on people around the globe.Washoe was one of those things, a great teacher and an enlightened soul, said Mary Lee Jensvold, director of the Chimpanzee and Human Communica-tion Institute at Central. Thats why were here today. Not only was Washoe a great teacher about the animal kingdom, she also helped establish a relationship between humans and non-humans, Jensvold saidWhen I met Washoe, she quickly taught me my place in nature, particularly in her household, Jensvold said. Over time I quickly earned her friend-ship. I already miss her greetings. Washoe will always be remembered for her kindness, because it lasted until her death. She will be remembered by many for her friendship according to Jensvold.All of the people I know here today shared a connection with Washoe, Jens-vold said.To new friends, Washoe would ask to see their shoes and make the sign with two sts hitting each other. To closer friends, she would sign hug. To be Washoes friend required hu-mility and a good dose of servility. To be Washoes friend was a lesson on how to treat everyone, Jensvold said.The idea for the park and statue was created by the Washoe Tribute Group. The planning started soon after her death in 2007, and ended with a total of about $95,000.I say enjoy this park and pass on the story of Washoe, Putman said while sign-ing. Thank you, Washoe, friend. YOUVE GOT A FRIEND IN ME The new Washoe statue signs friend in the middle of the new Friendship Park in downtown Ellensburg on Fifth Avenue. ALEA THORNE/OBSERVERTickets: www.cwu.edu/ticketsWildcat Shop & Welcome CenterCampus Activities presents a CWU Homecoming Special EventCWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution. Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting Campus Life at 509-963-1691 or CDS@cwu.edu$12 CWU students, $20 GA, $27 ReservedSeattle Seahawks quarterback Rus-sell Wilson did something on Monday Night Football no other quarterback has ever done in NFL history: throw a game-winning in-terception. By now, many people have already seen highlights and heard rants about the Seahawks 14-12 victory. With the NFL officials on strike, replacement referees have garnered the majority of the talk in the first three weeks. There has been no shortage of Footlocker jokes. With Seattle down 12-7 with eight seconds remaining, Wilson scrambled around, threw the ball into the endzone from 24 yards out and the rest is histo-ry. It appeared Packers defensive back M.D. Jennings got his hands on the ball, but was wrestling for it with Seahawks receiver Golden Tate. It also appeared Golden Tate pushed off of a defender, which should have resulted in offensive pass interference, automatically ending the game. There were plenty of comical situ-ations after the catch. The funniest was Dumb and Dumber, the two refs, who each signaled a different call. One of-ficial signaled a touchdown, the other a touchback. Shortly after, they agreed on a touchdown. The best part of the sepa-rate calls was that the two refs looked at each other as if they agreed, then turned and proceeded to unknowingly disagree. Golden Tates postgame interview with ESPN was another gem. When asked if he pushed off the defender, Tates response was, I dont know what youre talking about. People are coming down hard on the replacement referees, but the blame shouldnt be put completely on them. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took center stage in the blame game after Mondays win. Sure the replacement referees dont know all the rules, but is that really im-portant? Since when is that in a referees job description? All of the officials ran off the field af-ter the now-infamous play, because they didnt know that when a team wins on the last possession, there must be an extra point afterward.In a statement Tuesday, the NFL said the referees missed the pass interference call, but stood behind the touchdown.Players, fans and coaches have been calling on Goodell to fix this problem all season, but Mondays game put the crtiticism over the edge. Athletes arent the only ones criticizing Goodell and the refs: Barrack Obama even tweeted about it, saying fans want to see the strike end. People are demanding Goodell hurry up and replace the replacement refs with the old ones, who probably only received death threats every other game. Some say if the strike doesnt end, the NFL will lose fans, but there is no way fans will stop watching and going to foot-ball games. The NFL charges full price for preseason game tickets; they dont care how fans feel about the refs. Now if the players went on a strike, that would be an issue. It would be hard for fans to watch football with no players on the field.There were negotiations Tuesday, so something could be settled soon. The NFL said the negotiations were sched-uled for Tuesday before the Seahawks game, but who really knows? Until then, theres nothing us fans can do other than hope were on the right side of the wrong calls. I say sit back, pretend there are no refs and watch the game. I know that may be impossible, but have fun with it. At least hearing them talk on the microphone is hilarious. The Observer Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012 OPINIONEditor-in-Chief// Danny Schmidt6cwuobserveropinion@gmail.comThe Fail MarySeahawks controversial win causes uproar around NFLThere is a certain human mentality that has me really perplexed lately: Why do so many people continuously cram their way through an already open door-way because, for whatever reason, they cannot be bothered with opening anoth-er one on their own?This type of behavior can typically be witnessed while entering or exiting just about any building on campus. Most campus buildings have double door entrances, yet all too often I encounter people trying to shove their way through a single doorway while making no effort to simply open the other door for them-selves. Seriously, I do not understand this. The door isnt a trap. You wont end up in Narnia if you use it. Maybe you are afraid of germs, to which I am pleased to inform you that there is this really cool thing known as hand sanitizer that comes in portable sizes. I would advise that you invest in some if it will help you to open a door.Or maybe, just maybe, you are simply so lazy that the idea of having to extend your arm to open it is just too much. I do acknowledge, though, that there are excusable instances for this, such as someone with a disability and in need of assistance to get through the doorways, or when someone is simply being kind and holding a door for someone else. While I am always flattered whenever someone is friendly and holds a door open for me, I am not so amused when I am walking at my own pace through a door I opened myself, and all of the sud-den I find I am being tailgated by a mob of people who are obviously in a hurry. Okay, one, it is extremely un-cool to tailgate in any situation, whether it be driving or walking. And two, if you are in that big of a hurry, do you really think that walking at my heels is going to get you through the doors any quicker? I think anyone who has been through the SURC building doors can attest to this.Perhaps the most ridiculous instances Ive witnessed have occurred while Ive been grocery shopping. It is common for many stores to have at least one automat-ic door and one manual at both the en-trance and exit. In my experience, I have noticed that the majority of customers will walk directly towards the automatic door and even wait as 20 other people walk in ahead of them, all while not even considering to use the manual one.I fear for these people. What will they do if there ever comes a time when a stores automatic door is not in working order? Will they just stand there, con-fused and complaining about how they cant get in or out of the building?So to end, or perhaps make my point altogether, cramming your way through a crowded door instead of just opening another one is a less efficient and signifi-cantly more annoying way to get any-where. Instead, I encourage everyone to channel their inner Robert Frost by taking the road, or in this case, door less traveled. It just might make all the difference. Get out of my doorThe Observer welcomes brief letters of 300 words or less from readers on current issues. Please include your full name and university affiliation: year and major, degree and year graduated, or staff position and department. To be printed in the following weeks issue, please email your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Sunday. The Observer reserves the right to reject or edit for style and length. All letters become property of The Observer. Anonymous letters will not be considered.Dear Readers,Chant StevenSonScene EditorDannY SChMIDtEditor-in-ChiefConnoR vanDeRWeYStSports EditorKeith Chief Keef Cozart is a 17-year-old rapper from Chicago, Ill. Before being able to vote or buy a pack of cigarettes, Cozart has a major record label contract and is the CEO of his own company, Glory Boyz Entertainment.C h i e f K e e f s fame grew after his street an-them I D o n t Like start-ed playing on Chicago radio sta-tions, and e v e n t u -ally started to circulate nationally. Fellow Chicago rapper Kanye West remixed I Dont Like and released it on his compi-lation album Cruel Summer.However, Chief Keef isnt just a sim-ple teenage rapper trying to make it in the music industry.In 2011 he was arrested for aggravat-ed unlawful use of a weapon and put un-der house arrest at his grandmothers house. Most recently he has been impli-cated in the murder of Joseph Lil JoJo Coleman.On Sept. 4 of this year, Coleman was gunned down while standing on the back of a friends bicycle. After be-ing shot, Coleman tried to flee, but collapsed soon after because of his wounds. He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.After Colemans death, Chief Keef tweeted, Its sad cusJojo wanted to be just like us #LMAO.Laughing at the death of a teenager is something only a despicable person would do. As of July 2012, Chicago has had more than 250 murders. In comparison, New York City, three times the size of Chicago, had only recorded 193 murders in the same timeframe.The rising violence in Chicago has even touched NBA superstar Derrick Rose. At a sneaker launch for his newest signature shoe, Rose broke down when discussing his hometown of Englewood, Chicago. Englewood is the same neigh-borhood that Lil JoJo was killed in.Hip-hop beef caused an 18-year-old to be murdered in cold blood. The media and music industry has enabled Chief Keef and will continue to turn a blind eye to Keef s ignorance as long as he con-tinues to sell records.Widely regarded as one of the best MCs in hip-hop, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco recently spoke on the subject of vi-olence in Chicago and the culture Chief Keef represents. Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents The murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing, and you see whos doing it and perpetrating itthey all look like Chief Keef.Of course, Keef responded by calling Lupe Fiasco a few bad names and threat-ened to smack him. The whole incident has caused Fiasco to reevaluate his entire career and he has suggested that his next release will be his last.Chief Keef is bad for hip-hop and bad for Chicago. He has taken no responsibil-ity for the type of culture he represents and tries to glorify in his raps. When el-ders like Fiasco try to call him out for it, he deflects with substance-less threats.The two greatest rappers of all time were murdered because of a stupid hip-hop beef and now the world has had to wonder what could have been if Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (The Notorious B.I.G.) had lived and contin-ued their careers as the kings of rap.Kanye West needs to take a stand and admonish Keef for his insensitivity to his home city. West may look like a hypocrite after he already used I Dont Like for his album, but its the right thing to do. He already looks like a hypocrite because he rapped about the surging violence in Chicago on his and Jay-Zs song Mur-der to Excellence.And Im from the murder capital where they murder for capital / Heard about at least three killings this afternoon / Looking at the news like damn! I was just with him after school / No shop class but half the school got a tool.As the leader of Chicago hip-hop, West needs to take a stand and try to stop the violence that is tearing his city apart. Violence: thats the stuff I dont likeChicago rapper mocks shootingsThe Observer Sep. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012SCENEEditor// Chanet Stevenson7cwuobserverscene@gmail.comBY CHANET STEVENSONScene EditorProsody, formerly known as Raw Space, kicked off its opening weekend by host-ing the Back to School Bash, where student enjoyed a night of music and dancing.Hosted by Jacoby Samp-son, junior broadcast jour-nalism, the Back to School Bash featured music pro-vided by James Freelove who deejayed the event. Sampson explained how the idea of the Back to school Bash was to provide students a place to have fun in a safe and con-trolled environment. Throughout the course of the night, students in atten-dance danced and caught up with friends, while multi-colored light effects splashed accross the room. When they were not joining in the music and dancing, attendees were able to watch the festivities from the caf side via televi-sion screens that streamed live footage of the deejay. Julia Callahan, junior law and justice, explained how she had heard about the event at Fred Meyer Night when people were passing out flyers promoting the Back to School Bash. Calla-han also described how she was having fun interacting with peers while attending the event.Im just looking to have some fun, said Terry Are-ta, freshman aviation. Areta explained how the Back to School Bash was the second event he had attended at Prosody, and that he would definitely come to another one. Kurt and Tracy Oberloh, owners of Prosody, took over Raw Space just this Septem-ber, and immediately went to work renovating the space. A new feature that has been added that Raw Space did not have are light effects that will be used during concerts and other events that take place at Prosody. The lights can also sync with the mu-sic playing and create effects in time with the rhythm. Another new feature is the television screens that can be found along the walls throughout the caf side of Prosody. These are used to steam live feed into the caf of everything taking place in the main hall. Music vid-eos can also be played on the televisions.When searching for new name ideas online, Tracy came across the idea of naming it Prosody because it is a theatrical term meaning the marriage of music and words. For the Oberlohs, the name Prosody was perfect because they plan to fea-ture different musical genres throughout the week. For ex-ample, Kurt explained how they hope to host an open mic night that will be open to all ages to perform and any talent they choose. They also plan to feature different bands to play at Prosody that will appeal to customers of all ages and musical prefer-ences. Along with the music and lights, Prosody offers a new menu that is unlike any other in Ellensburg. Though they will also offer soups, salads and sandwiches, the Ober-lohs chose to serve dinner crepes as main entres. They also plan to feature a new drink every month as well as carry regional beers. Kurt explained how he hopes to work with Central Washington University and the community in planning events at Prosody. Tracy, who formerly worked in the regis-tration office at Central, has helped plan Centrals gradu-ations over the years, and has much experience in planning the event. For the Oberlohs, their overall hope is to give back to students and the commu-nity by working with them. They also hope to eventually bring in student interns that are interested in helping plan and prepare future events at Prosody.New venue replaces Raw SpaceDEEJAY James Freelove keeps the party going throughout the night at Prosod DANCING Students bust a move at Back to School BashPhotoS courtESy oF odograPhyOwners add lights, new menu itemsMaking the switchStudents adapt to changes brought on by new school year SCENE e Observer Sep. 27 - Oct. 3, 20128I am not nervous because I have more friends and more study buddies; college feels more natural.I am not nervous because I am not nervous because I have more friends and more I have more friends and more -Kelly Hamiltonsenior nutritionYour future begins now: From internships to full-time staff positions, the largest West Coastbased accounting firm is hiring Centrals best and brightest.Interested? Join us today at 11:30 a.m. for an informational session in Shaw Smyser, Room 112. Well also be at the Eastside Recruiting Banquet, hosted by the CWU Accounting Club and Beta Alpha Psi chapter, at the Yakima Convention Center starting at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.Visit the Career Services office for more details on how to apply for one of our open positions. Applications due by 5 p.m. on October 1. www.mossadams.com/careersSure, you could get a job. Or you could jump-start your career.The first week really gave me a dif-ferent perspective. I appreciate my parents a lot more.The first week The first week -CHARLIE SMITH freshman psychologyBY JEANETTE GENSONAssistant Scene EditorBooks, student charges, parking, SURC food, classes and professors are all impor-tant parts of the rst week of fall quarter at Central, but the most important part remains the student body, and what each and every individual student makes out of their rst week is as personal as their stu-dent ID. Some can experience anxiety due to classes or living arrangements, oth-ers dont worry about the details and greet the new school year with a warm welcome. As a senior, Kelly Hamilton is well versed in what to do dur-ing her rst week back. Hamilton is studying nutrition and said she felt more comfort-able this year. I didnt print off my schedule until the morning school started, Hamilton said. Hamilton said her major requires a lot of memorization, so retaining information over the summer was slightly nerve wrack-ing, but other than that she is con dent in her abilities.I am not nervous because I have more friends and more study buddies; college feels more natural, Hamilton said.Alex Smith, junior undecided, said he experienced a few more issues during week one this year as opposed to past years. I wasnt totally sure if I could pay for college this quarter, Smith said. My student loans didnt come through right away, so that was stressful. Smith said this is the rst year he has to walk to class, but it is worth not living on campus. This wasnt the only rst for Smith this year.I am 21 now, so I can drink without having to wor-ry about legal consequenc-es, Smith said. For other students, jobs and children offer much larger worries when trying to tackle the rst week of school.Chezla Cadwell, junior elementary education, is not only going to school, but is working three jobs in order to pay for tuition and remain -nancially stable. The rst week was hec-tic, but I know the campus re-ally well so that helps, Cadwell said. For some, the rst day of school can include taking others to school as well. Amy Lynn McCoy, junior geog-raphy, drives her children to school in the morning shortly before she must arrive on campus, making traf c and pedestrians a hassle for McCoy.The good overcompensates the bad, McCoy said, adding she was extremely impressed by everything the school did for transfer students in the rst week. For KC Andrews, exercise science, sophomore year was off to a good start with no real issues. Andrews said she is slightly worried about classes getting hard-er as she gets further in her program. These students have all had some expe-rience in college, whether it is experience in time management with homework, or just the grading scale. But when it comes to the rst week of college for a freshman, there is almost no warning for what to expect.The rst week really gave me a different perspec-tive. I appreciate my parents a lot more, said Char-lie Smith, fresh-man psychology. Smith said he vis-ited his hometown of Tacoma this past weekend to see his parents and to thank them for all they have done for him.Smith also had minor issues when mov-ing into the residence halls, such as con-necting to the internet, but other than that things were smooth sailing. Some of the best parts of the rst week of college life for Smith include lacrosse parties and meeting the LAX bros.Like anyones rst kiss or rst time be-hind the wheel, the rst week of college is unique for everyone. Depending on what grade level stu-dents are starting, the rst week can be a pain, but it can also be a great beginning to something new.Ellensburg - 708 E. University Way - 98926A division of Alpha Wireless Inc.9SCENE e Observer Sep. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012Find your grind!A guide to the boldest local brewsBY JEANETTE GENSONAssistant Scene EditorIt is a little-known fact that coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth. Coffee can be blended, steamed, ground, brewed and iced in order to create the ide-al pick-me-up. The ways in which it can be ordered are in nite, making it a popular choice among college students. The Star-bucks chain has three locations intown. Here is a look at the locally owned shops:The Pit StopMuch like how study guides help stu-dents prepare for tests, having a guide to local coffee shops can be a useful tool in a quest to nding the perfect cup of Joe.The Pit Stop is a NASCAR themed lo-cal coffee shop where one can relax and refuel. Co owner Jim Baxter described his shop as a relaxing place for students to work on homework and take advantage of the free WiFi. Customers can watch racing events on the big screen projector while enjoy-ing a beverage made with Dillanos coffee, a roast which origi-nated in Sumner, Wash.They also offer free delivery, with a two-drink minimum, with-in the town of Ellensburg. Favorites among customers are the Red Bull Italian sodas and smoothies.The Valley CafeOffering eclectic cuisine, 1930s decor and Starbucks brand coffee, this caf was the rst place to offer espresso in Ellensburg in 1979. Owner Greg Beach emphasized how the Valley Caf is more than just a place to dine, but customers are welcome to sit at the coffee counter and simply enjoy a cup of coffee.The Valley Caf has been serving Star-bucks brand espresso dating back to when Starbucks was simply a coffee roaster and distributor. The Valley Cafe also has one of the longest lasting accounts with Starbucks in the state of Washington.D&M Coffee CompanyA locally owned and operated coffee shop that houses all the amenities t for a busy college student. Free WiFi is avail-able at all three locations, as well as freshly baked treats, soups and sandwiches. The house specialty is a coffee blend called Hi-Octane, a handcrafted recipe created by owner Mark Holloway. D&M also makes their own caramel sauce for their drinks. Two For Tuesdays is a great offer for students on a tight budget. Every Tuesday from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. students may receive two drinks for the price of one when they show their student ID. A local favorite is a Claussen, an Americano with cream and homemade caramel sauce.Winegars Homemade Ice Cream and CoffeeStudents looking for a hometown vibe and a delicious cup of coffee should head toward one of Winegars locations. They not only serve espresso and smoothies, but a vast assortment of homemade ice cream. Winegars was founded in, and remains exclusive to Ellensburg. 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Formerly known as the Yakima River Cleanup, CWU in the Can-yon is an annual project that is or-ganized to help clean up and re-store the Yakima River Canyon. Its much more than just pick-ing up trash, said Sam Fukuyama, senior accounting and supply chain management, who explained that the CWU in the Canyon project fo-cuses on more than simply cleaning up trash, but also helping to restore campsites by cleaning fire pits and painting picnic tables. This year there are fifteen teams, each consisting of 6 to 8 volunteers that have been organized to help accomplish the project by being assigned to different areas through-out the canyon. Volunteers helping out include both students and members of the community as well. Its a true cam-pus and community collaboration, said Lorinda Ander-son, interim for the CLCE. Braden Den-Herder, sophomore public relations, also added that with-out the platform of community help, CWU in the Can-yon would not be possible. Other an-nual projects simi-lar to CWU in the Canyon are CWU on the farm, as well as CWU in the City. While working in small teams, volunteers also participate in team building exercises, such as a scav-enger hunt, to help break the ice so that everyone can become ac-quainted with one another. Den-Herder explained that having volun-teers participate in the scavenger hunt is important because it is one thing to simply separate people into teams and make them work together, but when volunteers are able to get to know each while participating in the activities, they are better able to come together and work as a team. Another im-portant reason for forming the teams is to help train student vol-unteers how to lead small groups and apply their leadership skills. Volunteers begin the day with the breakfast of champions, which is also hosted by the CLCE. One per-son that has become a familiar face at the breakfast of champions is Helen Wise, co-founder of the Ya-kima River Cleanup. Helen attends the event every year to help pass out breakfast to volunteers. After breakfast, volun-teers are shuttled to their assigned areas via campus vans that are driv-en by other student leaders. Lunch is provided and at the end of the day, the groups return in time to at-tend the Central Washington Uni-versity football game. Hillary Pelley, senior anthropol-ogy, explained how she is excited to be volunteering for the CWU in the Canyon project for the first time ever this year. Pelley emphasized how she is impressed with the group and feels that volunteering for the project is a good opportunity for students get involved with the community. Students who are interested in volunteering for one of the projects are able to by visiting the CLCE of-fice. CWU in the CanyonCentral Washington University students and community members volunteer at annual cleanupBREAKFAST Volunteers gather for the breakfast of champions at last years cleanup.photo courtESy of thE clcESummer at the cinema11SCENE e Observer Sep. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012S&A FAQAttention Service & Activities base funding recipients:This is the year for base funding applicationsWhat does that mean? Are you receiving base funding $$ from S and A?Check out this flowchart.Check out this flowchart.nope YePThen you need to fill out an application for base funding.They can be found at (www.cwu.edu/services-activities). You must have the form completed by Dec. 1, 2012 and submitted to Sharon Jonassen at (email@example.com) for review, approval, and posting on the website. Would you like more information?Would you like base funding from S and A?sure!no, thanksCarry on reading The Observer! No, im goodThatd be great!Check out Services & Activities website for more info. If youd like to speak to someone in person, meetings are held every Wednesday at 5:30 in SURC 301, starting in October, and they are open to the public. You can watch the live stream of the meetings online at (www.cwu.edu/ its/streaming). Want contact info?nahCheck out (www.cwu.edu/services-activities)for contact info and more! What to do now?Please!Thanksfor Reading!Beasts of the Southern WildWhen Im not reviewing current re-leases, I am generally methodical in the lms I choose to see on my own time. I chose to see Beasts of the Southern Wild because it seemed like a truly orig-inal piece of work. Not only did this turn out to be true, but Beasts was so imagi-native, so sincere and so inspiring that it easily won the right to be the rst lm I have ever seen in theatres twice. This lit-tle indie lm, which features a dynamite performance from young debut actor Quvenzhan Wallis, explores the lives of the residents of a small bayou communi-ty after the events of a strong hurricane. What unfolds is a re ection upon natural life on Earth and what it means to be a purposeful human being. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a marvelous motion picture and likely to be considered one of the best lms of the year.Ai Weiwei: Never SorryCall me crazy for including a docu-mentary in a summer movie list, but this is one lm that you just cant pass up. Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist whose notable art and conscious brand of social activism has made him both famous and infamous the world over. His incredible journey in life reminds us of the importance of ar-tistic thought and the necessity of free speech, and it also encourages us to re ect upon the worth of our own cultural and societal values. Whether you approach director Alison Klaymans Never Sorry from an intellectual, cinematic or artistic point of view, this is without doubt a truly important piece of work.REVIEWMoonrise KingdomAny fans of the quirky, fresh humor of director Wes Anderson should have no trouble appreciating Moonrise King-dom, Andersons seventh and latest lm. Set on a calm and picturesque island in New England, the story primarily focuses on the romantic exploits of a young boy and his escape from summer camp to meet up with the girl he is infatuated with. This seemingly adorable plot serves as the catalyst for the exploration of themes such as the innocence of youth and the romanticism of nostalgia. With beautiful set design, a well-written script and ex-quisite camera work, this is a lm that is noteworthy in many different ways.The AvengersThis comic book adaptation from di-rector Joss Whedon features a fun, action-packed story with a great cast including Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scar-lett Johansson and Jeremy Renner. I am generally not one for comic book movies, but The Avengers is so entertaining and well-made I couldnt help but love it when I saw it in theatres. With explosive special effects, funny dialogue and an expertly paced, easy-to-understand plot structure, The Avengers is the perfect summer blockbuster.BY JEFFREY ALAN COTContributing writer Many ne lms were released over the past few months, so let me give you a roundup of what I found to be the most worthwhile. e Observer Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012 SPORTS Editor// Connor Vanderweyst12cwuobserversports@gmail.comPandemonium at the PavilionBY EVAN THOMPSONAssistant Sports EditorOf the thousand-plus fans that lled the stands of Nicholson Pavilion to watch Saturday nights match between the Wildcats and 13th ranked arch rival Western Washington University, only the faint were powerless in seeing it through to the very end. Time seemed to freeze as redshirt freshman Kaitlin Quirk stepped into her approach and tossed the ball high into the air. If the next point went to the Wild-cats, the match would be won in four sets and the upset complete. As Quirks hand slapped the ball, the two teams broke into formation in unison and anticipated the return. The student section roared from be-hind the Vikings players to disrupt their defense as best they could, but it was up to the six Wildcats on the opposite side of the court to nish what they had started. The ball landed in the ready hands of a Viking defender who dug underneath it to pass to another teammate. A volley en-sued shortly after. In a pivotal moment, redshirt fresh-man Catie Fry brought in the ball and set to junior Erin Smith, who was already leaping up in the air to receive the pass. Smith hammered down the ball straight toward a pack of Vikings who were help-less in defending it. The ball bounced off the Vikings hands and dropped down to the hard-wood the match was won, 25-18. The Wildcats on the court collapsed to the ground and hugged one another, with emotions that could only be interpreted as joy written all over their faces. The celebrating Wildcats were met by teammates pouring from the bench, fol-lowed by a swarm of rejoicing fans. It was Ellensburg-sized pandemonium at its nest.CWUs latest upset over Western Washington in four sets marks the third time this season that the Wildcats have beaten a ranked opponent. CWUs wins against Metro State and UC San Diego (13th and 25th at the time, respectively) only go to prove that theyve done it be-fore and theyll do it again.Its a huge win. Were really early on in conference and to know that we can play at this level [is good], said junior outside hitter Emmy Dolan, who led the Wild-cats with 16 kills. Westerns a great team, theyre ranked, we always have good competition. To see what we could actually do together, nally putting it all together was really awesome because thats just only exciting for the next cou-ple games.The Wildcats improved their record with 8-4 overall and 3-1 in GNAC play. Seven of Dolans 16 kills came during the rst set, which the Wildcats won 25-22, allowing them to begin the match on their terms. Senior outside hitter Marcy Hjellum nished with 15 kills, along with 12 digs and seven blocks, while sophomore libero Kaely Kight had 18 digs. Smith, who had the match-winning kill, added eight kills and six assisted blocks. Redshirt fresh-man Rachel Hanses and Quirk matched statistics, contributing six kills and six blocks apiece. Statistically speaking, the Wildcats were about as dominant as a team can be: Centrals effort led to an outstand-ing .318 hitting percentage, the most ac-curate hitting WWU has faced all year. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Central helped Western to their worst shooting performance this season, who converted on only .136 percent of their attempted kills. Central also managed nd control the trenches, out gaining the Vikings 12-6 in blocks.We really didnt let them go on any runs, Dolan said. They would get a couple points but then wed just answer back, and thats what I think won us the game. We played as a team, that was my favorite part.After Dolan and the Wildcats jumped to an early lead after the rst set, it was dur-ing the second set when the Vikings would regain a short-lived hold on the match, winning by the same score of 25-22. In the third set, Centrals offense settled back into a rhythm and won by a margin of six points. But it was during the fourth set when Western fought its hardest, match-ing Central point for point. With the score tied at 13, the Wildcats capitalized on several key offensive kills by Hjellum, who was able to consecutively knock two or three kills into the hardwood. The Wildcats were then able to maintain their lead until the nal kill by Smith.Madly contested scramble plays by, Kight, Hjellum, Hanses, and redshirt freshman Zoe Iida helped turn the tide in favor of the Wildcats several times when it appeared that the Vikings would get the point. I feel like those points are really im-portant just because it rattles the team up, Kight said, It gets our energy way, way up and we get super excited; it just gets us that much more momentum.Strategic time-outs by Head Coach Mario Andaya led to a chain of Wildcat points.In timeouts, we usually just compose ourselves, Quirk said. We take a breath and realize that we have to step it up, take this pass,.Cant let them get a run and really focus on that next point.Quirk also credited the Wildcats ability to stay focused, even when up or down, to the teams practice preparation and situational drills. But it was the loud chants from the student section that helped boost the team when they really needed it.Our crowd was insane, Kight said. It helped so much to have all the sup-port, all the love out there it was so much fun.Best crowd Ive ever had here at Central and they pumped us up, Dolan said. The energy was awesome, so much fun.Following their victory, Central was once again edged out of a Top-25 rank-ing in the weekly American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II poll, sit-ting at 26th. But the Wildcats have momentum on their side, riding a three-game winning streak and an early jump on conference play. Last Thursday the Wildcats defeat-ed GNAC foe Simon Fraser in three sets, 25-18, 26-24, 25-15. Andaya cred-ited Centrals bal-anced attack as a key point in the victory, as Hanses and Hjellum had eight kills apiece, along with Dolan and Smith who had seven kills each. The Wild-cats are currently tied for second in the GNAC standings and will take on Seattle Paci c University in Seattle at 7 p.m. Pa-ci c Time in their fth conference match.Volleyball upsets 13th-ranked Western WashingtonSERVED Sophomore libero Kaely Kight prepares to serveSETH LONBORG/OBSERVERJUMPMAN Redshirt freshman Rachel Hanses spikes the ball between two Western Washington defenders during the Wildcat victory Saturday night. The Wildcats pre-vailed in four sets.SETH LONBORG/OBSERVERThey would get a couple points but then wed just an-swer back and thats what I think won us the game. We played as a team that was my favorite part.They would get a couple They would get a couple points but then wed just an-points but then wed just an-my favorite part.my favorite part.-EMMY DOLANRedshirt junior outside hitterThe CWU womens volleyball team was named GNAC team of the week after its sweep of Simon Fraser and upset victory against 13th ranked Western Washington. Redshirt junior outside hitter Emmy Dolan was also named the Red Lion GNAC O ensive Player of the Week.Our crowd was insane. It helped so much to have all the support, all the love out there - it was so much fun.Our crowd was insane. It Our crowd was insane. It helped so much to have all helped so much to have all there - it was so much fun. there - it was so much fun.-KAELY KIGHTSophomore libero13SPORTS e Observer Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012BY CONNOR VANDERWEYSTSports EditorOn the other side of Snoqualmie Pass, over 100 miles west of Ellensburg, the Central Washington University football team had their home opener at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell. The game was relocated due to the poor air quality in the Kittitas Valley caused by the sur-rounding wild res.Certainly, our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of the re, but we still need to play a football game and move on and I thought our players and staff did a nice job of it, Head Coach Blaine Ben-nett said.Even though it wasnt the type of home crowd the team was used to, the diehard fans presence was still appreciated.I wish [the game] could have been in Ellensburg, but it felt good to have our fans here who are wearing the red, senior running back De-metrius Sumler said.The eclectic mix of Wildcat fans in-cluded CWU alum-ni, current students, and members of the Bothell community. The crowd at Pop Keeney was treated to a show as Central ran through the Azusa Paci c Cougars en route to a 41-17 vic-tory, improving their record to 3-1, 3-0 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).We got to celebrate tonight and then put that behind us and get ready for next week, Sumler said.The Wildcat gameplan was obvious from the opening drive: run the ball down the throats of Azusa Paci c. The Cougars had no answer for the two-headed attack of Sumler and fellow senior running back Johri Fogerson. Sumler and Fogerson combined for 274 rushing yards and four touchdowns.I think the strength of our football team is running the ball, Sumler said. Me and Johri, we both are going to have to take it up a notch.Sumler led the Wildcats down the eld on their rst scoring drive, rushing the ball seven times for 43 yards. The drive was capped off with a Sumler three-yard touchdown run that put the Cats up 6-0 halfway through the rst quarter. The en-suing extra point was blocked.Not to be outdone, Fogerson added another rushing touchdown early in the second quarter pushing Centrals lead to 13-0. That lead quickly shrunk back down to six after Azusa Paci cs sophomore run-ning back Terrell Watson broke a 64-yard run to the end zone on the very next play.Central re-sponded with two straight touchdown scampers from Sumler, the second coming on a 50-yard run made pos-sible after Sumler cut back across the defensive line and outran the Cou-gar secondary. Af-ter Sumlers third touchdown run, Centrals lead swelled to 27-7. The Cougars countered by replacing their starting quarterback, junior Justin McPherson, with junior Tyler Tuiasosopo. Tuiasosopo sparked Azusa Paci c with a two-play scoring drive punctuated by a 54-yard touchdown pass, cutting Centrals lead to 27-14. The Cougars added a eld goal to cut the de cit to 10. From that point in the game, Central dominated all phases of the ball. We closed it out, but thats what we do. Thats what we were taught to do, senior defensive lineman Jarrel Johnson said.Senior quarterback Ryan Robertson connected with Fogerson for a 34-yard touchdown, and freshman running back Jordan Todd added the nal points with a ve-yard run. By the end of the game, the Wildcats gained 320 yards on the ground on 65 attempts, possessing the ball almost 10 minutes longer than Azusa Paci c. Dominating the ball on offense helped the defense stay fresh on the sidelines.It helps a lot, you know, Johnson said. We get a chance to take a break a little bit, you know. Theyre moving the ball consistently down the eld, we get a chance to rest a little bit.Robertson had a pedestrian day pass-ing, throwing for less than 100 yards on only 12 attempts. Robertson connected on many simple swing passes to the outside and only threw one or two passes down- eld.Beside giving up a few big plays on the back end of their defense, the Wild-cats were solid, giving up only 17 points and turning the Cougars over four times. Senior linebacker Louie Bruketta secured the rst interception of his career when he stepped in front of a Tuiasosopo pass while the Wildcats were backed up in the red zone.Right when I seen it I just locked my eyes on it and I was like Im not going to drop this, Bruketta said.The Wildcats hoped to have their El-lensburg opener this weekend against new rival Humboldt State. The Lumberjacks are 3-0 overall and are ranked 10th in the nation. Humboldt State is the defending champion and the rest of us are trying to take a shot at them, Bennett said. Its going to be quite a game.Central will need to have a more di-verse game plan that includes pushing the football down eld if they hope to stun the Lumberjacks. The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff on Sept. 29 at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell.We want to go in and we want to try and be 4-0, Johnson said. Thats the game plan.[Humboldt State is] the defending champion and the rest of us are trying to take a shot at them. Its going to be quite a game.[Humboldt State is] the [Humboldt State is] the -BLAINE BENNETTHead CoachTRUCK STICK (Above) senior running back Demetrius Sumler sprints past the Azusa Pacific defense. (Right) senior running back Johri Fogerson eludes an Azusa Pacific defender.PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANDREW JILESWildcat blowoutCentral coasts past Azusa Paci cFor up to date information on how the surrounding wild res are a ecting Cen-trals athletic schedule visit www.wildcatsports.com McKole leads Cats to tie with Falcons BY SCOTT HERMANStaff ReporterDefense proved to be clutch over 20 minutes of extra time, as the Central Washington University womens soccer team tied in-state rival Seattle Paci c Uni-versity. The game ended 1-1 on Saturday night at Interbay Stadium in Seattle. The draw puts CWUs record at 3-3-2 overall and even with SPU at 2-1-1 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Centrals season thus far has been marred by inju-ries. Two players have had ACL in-juries and a third has been out with a broken collar-bone. Head Coach Michael Farrand noted the team bene ted from hav-ing a full squad for the rst time this season.Saturday was the rst time weve had a pretty complete line up in terms of the mid eld and the back line, Coach Farrand said.SPU ew out of the gates, using an ag-gressive style in the rst half. The Falcons took the lead in the 31st minute on an in-credible diving header by senior forward Megan Lindsey. Despite the score, Central maintained their composure and gave the Falcons a tough ght in the second half. We started off a little slow, but then we picked it up and kept the intensity high the whole time and especially the last two overtimes, said sophomore mid elder Sa-vannah Moorehouse.CWUs persistence paid off as they broke even with the Falcons in the 63rd minute. Senior forward Carson McKole received a pass from freshman forward Lauren Duty, squared up to the goal and chipped in a 28-yarder over SPUs goalie, Natalie Harold. It was McKoles fourth goal of the season. The crucial shot tied up the score and forced the match to go into extra time.Overtime tested the persistence of the CWU defense. SPU held an 8-1 advan-tage in shots taken during the 20 minutes of extra time. The Falcons attack led to ve corner kicks and several other opportunities to seize control of the game. Sophomore goalie Kayla Lipston responded to the stress by making two saves on eight total shot attempts by SPUs attack. Lipston had nine saves during the course of the entire game. The teams nished dead-locked at 1-1.Both teams had some great chances, we dodged a few bullets, Farrand said. We managed a goal and came away with a point where a lot of teams wont get a point off this team, but we got one.Poor air quality from the res in Kit-titas Valley forced Central to make sev-eral schedule changes over the past week. CWU had a home game against Simon Fraser re-sched-uled for Burnaby, British Columbia last Thursday. Se-nior defender Allie Washburn said the constant change of plans had no affect on the teams com-petitive spirit.We havent been able to work on as many things as we need, but clearly we came out and played hard, so I dont think it affected us that much, Washburn said. We handled the adver-sity.On Monday Sept. 24 it was announced that senior forward Carson McKole was awarded the Red Lion GNAC Offensive Player of the Week. In the two matches this week McKole scored two goals and as-sisted on another. McKole has four goals and two assists this season.Central looks forward to their next game at St. Martins University on Thurs-day Sept. 27 followed by another road trip to Western Oregon University on Satur-day Sept. 29.KICKS Redshirt junior midfielder Kelsy Villegas dribbles the ball in a match last year against Northwest Nazarene.MICHAEL HARRISON/OBSERVERThursday 9/20CWU vs. SFU3-1Saturday 9/22CWU vs. SPU1-1 (2 OT)Saturday was the first time weve had a pretty com-plete line up in terms of the midfield and the back line.Saturday was the first Saturday was the first time weve had a pretty com-time weve had a pretty com- -MICHAEL FARRANDHead CoachCancer ScreeningsSTD & HIV TestingSomeone You Knowis ready for a happy,healthy school year.Sports PhysicalsFamily PlanningEmergency ContraceptionBreast Health Careppgwni.org | 800.230.PLAN |SPORTS e Observer Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 201214Loved ones remember CWU student who died15SPORTS e Observer Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012BY DANNY SCHMIDTEditor-In-ChiefMatthew Scott Trinkle, known for wearing neon jackets and riding tandem bikes, lived a life of adventure, fun and ex-citement.He was the sweetest boy. He made friends with everyone. I dont think any-one can tell you a single time he was rude to anyone, said his girlfriend, Noelle Connelly. He wore the craziest out ts. He belonged in the 80s. He would just run with stilts on to class.Trinkle died June 30 at Dragontail Peak in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Leav-enworth. The 19-year-old nished his rst year at Central Washington University in June.He was born Aug. 19, 1992, in Fort Benning, Ga., into an Army family. He lived all over the globe, from Germany to Hawaii, skied in the Alps, hiked the coast of Italy and walked the beaches of Nor-mandy, his family said.He experienced a tremendous amount for a 19-year-old, his mother Laura Trin-kle said. He was a sweet, sweet kid who always had a smile on his face. He would help anybody with anything.He graduated from Steilacoom High School in 2010, where he played football, golf and wrestled. Wrestling wasnt Matts forte, but he never let that affect his atti-tude. In a match against the previous state champion, Laura recalls, Matt spent the majority of the time with his back on the mat. Once the match was over, and de-spite the loss, Matt had a huge smile on his face and was thrilled that the state cham-pion never pinned him.He taught people how to be yourself and not worry about what other people think, his mother said. Be who you are and be true to yourself, and I think thats what people learned from him.Between graduation and CWU, Matt spent a year in Kansas. Laura had just gotten back from Iraq and wanted Matt to move with the family to Kansas so she could help her parents. He attended Kansas State University during the 2010-11 academic year. In the fall he attended the International Wilderness Leadership School in Utah for 12 credits.After his rst year at KSU, he knew where he wanted to be: Washington. He was an avid outdoorsman and missed the mountains out West. He visited CWU as a senior in high school and knew it was the school for him. He transferred to Central for the 2011-12 year.At CWUHis parents moved him into Beck Hall for his rst year. He was majoring in geol-ogy.He was incredibly smart but didnt like to study, Laura Trinkle said. He was always happy. He was a friend, literally to everybody. He loved Washington state and those mountains.He wasnt a morning person, she said.One day he had a test in the morn-ing, she said. To make sure he got up in time, he took an old-fashioned alarm clock and duct-taped it to his head. He got up smiling and said it worked.Matt loved duct tape, and made any-thing he could out of it. He was involved in Live Action Role Playing, games where people act out characters parts. He had a group of friends who regularly played LARP at CWU.Matt joined CWUs climbing team, an-other factor in his decision to transfer.He had a great group of friends. He loved the climbing team, Laura Trinkle said. He was always up for an adventure. His friends would look at him and ask why theyre doing this, but then theyd all have fun.On campusHe met his soon-to-be girlfriend in Beck Hall.He meant so much to everyone he met. Hes the kind of person that even if you meet him once, he makes you a better person for it, Connelly said. He was the most thoughtful person. Hed make every-one food and make sure theyre comfort-able.Matt typically walked around campus with a boombox on his shoulder, playing his favorite 80s tunes on cassettes. He wore nylon neon jackets, straight out of an 80s lm.Matt asked Connelly out on March 5, though they had been best friends the en-tire year. While Matt was walking her to class, he played Open Arms by Journey on his boombox and asked her on a date.He moved out of Beck Hall in June and into an apartment with his roommate, Brad Mitcham, and Connelly.On one occasion, Matt and Connelly had plans to go camping. Connelly got sick and wasnt able to go. Matt turned his dorm room into one big tent and made her soup, giving them a camping experi-ence inside.Matt had a tandem bike that he rode around the campus and town. Hed ride with Mitcham, Connelly and anyone else who was interested.Things worked outBoth Laura and Connelly said that things always seemed to work out for Matt.He spent the past winter working at Crystal Mountain, but didnt have a place to stay. He went to the rehouse and asked if he could volunteer there, and in return get a place to live. Matt slept on their cot for the winter.He was never afraid to ask a question or give something a try, Laura Trinkle said. Id ask, Matt whats your plan? And hed say, Oh Mom, you dont need a plan.Originally published in the Daily RecordNewsWatch is a student-led news team dedicated to sharing stories that impact KittitasCounty. If youve ever dreamed of a career in Broadcast Journalism, talk to Professor Robert Fordan about how you can get involved in NewsWatch today!start strong.sMstart challenging yourself.start raising the bar.start MaKing a Difference.START EARNING RESPECT.START TAKING ON CHALLENGES.START PUSHING YOURSELF. START PUSHING YOURSELF. START BUILDING CONFIDENCE.START DEVELOPING SKILLS. 2008. Paid for by the united states army. all rights reserved.ADD SOME STRENGTH TO YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE! ENROLL IN A MILITARY SCIENCE CLASS!FIND OUT MORE CALL 509-963-3518, OR VISIT www.cwu.edu/armyTheres strong. Then theres Army Strong. MakeArmy ROTC part of your CWU experience andyoumay beeligible for up to a full-tuition scholarship,fees for books and a monthly stipend. When yourefinished, youll earn the rank of Second Lieutenant.Register for an ROTC elective today.To get started, visit www.goarmy.com/rotc/cwuCWU STUDENTCONTINUED ON P.16SPORTS e Observer Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 201216Phishing can steal your identity!Phishing scams are the use of fraudulent emails or other solicitations to lure users into sharing personal information that can be used for identity theft or other illegal activities.No legitimate business (bank, eBay, CWU, etc.) will ever contact you and require that you share your personal information (bank number/PIN, security codes, passwords)DONT GET HOOKED LIKE A PHISH!DONT RESPOND TO THESE EMAILS!DELETE THEM!You wouldnt share your personal information here!Dont share it here either! A message from your ITS DepartmentEmail Address:SSN:Bank Acct:Bank Pin:Duh, OK!My Name: Joe BateMy SSN: 111-00-3333My Bank Acct. #:78675999My Bank PIN: 54329009My Email Password:IML8IML8My First Pet:A White RabbitProtect Yourself from Identity Theft!Dragontail PeakMatt Trinkle planned to summit Drag-ontail Peak on June 30, but didnt return home as planned. A group of climbers who ascended Dragontail Peak on July 1 found his body in a rock gully on the mountainside at about 7,600 feet. Rescue attempts began that day, but were held up until July 4 due to rain and wind. The Chelan County Sheriff s Of ce said he fell from a signi cant height.They said he was rock climbing by himself, but he wasnt. He was wearing his hiking boots, Connelly said. I dont want people thinking he was doing some-thing so irresponsible when he wasnt. He wasnt an irresponsible person at all.At a memorial in Steilacoom, family and friends came to honor Matts life.I think that listening to all the kids when we did his memorial in Steilacoom, the common theme that they all had was they felt like Matt taught them a lot of how to live life and how to enjoy life, his mother said. Be a friend to everybody.He is survived by his mother and fa-ther, Laura and Matt Trinkle, his brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Erin Trinkle, sister and brother-in-law, Christina and Brad Langford, sister Michelle Stout and grandparents Lowell and Janice May and Jim and Nancy Bishop.CWU STUDENTCONTINUED FROM P.15Contact Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals and the CWU rock climbing club for any safety tips.The replacementsWeek four fantasy football pickupsBY CONNOR VANDERWEYSTSports EditorWhoever said you can never have too much of a good thing is a liar. This year I was tricked into joining four fantasy foot-ball leagues. I had planned on doing only two, but my inability to say no to people caused me to inadvertently join a work league at my summer internship that I was leaving in one week and another with a group of friends.Now I am stuck monitoring four teams. I am spread so thin I cant put my all into one team without neglecting another. However, the one advantage of being a slave to fantasy football is that I have some great ideas for waiver wire pickups that can help your team. Andre Brown is gone, get over it, but these players can help your team and solidify your bench with the start of bye weeks looming.QuarterbackJake Locker (TEN): Locker exploded in week three during an overtime shoot-out with the Lions. Locker nished with 378 passing yards, two passing touch-downs and 35 rushing yards. Locker ended up rushing for more yards than fantasy bust Chris Johnson. With the absolute and total regression of Chris Johnson it looks like the offensive load will fall squarely on the shoulders of the former University of Washington quarterback. Locker also has the athle-tiscism to scramble and gain yards on the ground. Kenny Britt should be up to speed within the next few games and that adds another weapon to Lockers arsenal.Running BackTashard Choice (BUF): At this point the Bills are getting ready to post Craig-list ads for running backs. Their starter, Fred Jackson, is expected miss another couple weeks and now their backup, C.J. Spiller, is set to miss about two weeks. Enter Tashard Choice. Choice is not your average third-string running back, having seen playing time with the Dallas Cow-boys and the Washington Redskins.Running back does not take much adjustment. The routes out of the back- eld are usually simple swing passes and the back just needs to pick a hole to run through on rushing plays. Choice should be able to step in and give quality produc-tion in the absence of Jackson and Spiller.Wide ReceiverGolden Tate (SEA): No-handed touchdowns aside, Tate projects to be a solid weapon in Seattles evolving passing attack. As the season progresses Pete Car-roll will have to give rookie quarterback Russell Wilson more freedom with the offense. Everyone saw on Monday night what Tate is capable of... with a little help. He only had three catches Monday, but was targeted seven times by Wilson. Tate will be Seattles best receiving option going forward.Tight EndHeath Miller (PIT): In one of my fantasy drafts Miller was the rst tight end taken - before top projections Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski. Needless to say, I laughed really hard. Fast forward three weeks and Heath Miller already has four touchdowns.The Steelers are on a bye this week, so he wont make an immediate impact, but he is worth stashing if tight end is a position of need.Defense/STCincinatti Bengals: The Bengals get the ever-rattled Blaine Gabbert and the Jacksonville Jaguars week four. With the return of defensive end Carlos Dunlap, look for the Bengals front seven to create signi cant pressure on Gabbert and force him into mistakes. As long as the Bengals defense can shut down superstar running back Mau-rice Jones-Drew the Jaguars, will struggle to put up points.