Vol. 91 Issue 5 - Peru State College

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Vol. 91 Issue 5 - Peru State College
Bobcat Talk- p.2
LOVE and WAR- p.6
RHA Carnival- p.3
Top Ten Cont’d- p. 7
Hands Across– p.2
Bobcat Sport- p.8
Paintp.11
Not Entirely Human- P. 10
Spotlight- p.3
Paint it
Priceless- p.11
“Superbowl”- p.9
Dean’s List- p.5
Student Senate- p.4
Dean’s List- p.5
Events- p.12
Baby, Whats Your Sign?- p.12
Revelations- p.10
www.peru.edu/psctimes | Vol. #91
History Day celebrates 30 years
Ashlynn Blomstedt
STAFF WRITER
This year is the 30th Annual
History Day competition hosted
by Peru State College. On
Wednesday, February 26, 2014,
nearly 300 students from 6th
through 12th grade will descend on
the Campus of a Thousand Oaks.
They will showcase the historical
research they have conducted
and compete for various prizes.
History Day is a great event for
the college, the students involved,
and the surrounding communities.
Something all history students
know is that to better understand
the present, one must understand
the past. Thirty years ago, Dr. Sara
Crook, then just an adjunct professor,
was charged with sponsoring the
regional competition. Back then
the budget was only a hundred
dollars and it hasn’t increased
since. Students compete at the
school, regional, state, and even the
national level. History Day started
small: one year Crook only had
one participating student and one
judge. Over the years, the number
of students has grown greatly, from
only a few students to averaging
three hundred in recent years.
History Day is beneficial for all
involved. Peru State College brings
many talented students to our lovely
campus with prizes that entice the
best and brightest to attend. The
first place prize for all Sr division
exhibits is a $500 “Tested for
Excellence” scholarship that can be
used for tuition costs. Along with the
tuition prize, local historical groups
offer their own special awards with
various criteria. The college, which
prides itself on embracing learners
of all ages, also draws in family and
friends for the eager scholar. As all
academic centers must, the campus
provides a community service by
promoting interest in academic
work and historical research in the
surrounding area communities.
The college students assisting
also get great experience with
hosting academic competitions.
This year’s theme, “Rights and
Responsibilities,” will challenge
students to think about the various
ways to apply the theme to the
subjects they love. The attendees
will be greeted by a historical figure
whose identity will remain a tightly
guarded secret until the big day.
When young, eager scholars flock
to our campus of higher education,
think about the benefits they bring
and how hard they had to work to
get here.
Professional clothing drive
Jessica Merrill
COPY EDITOR
With job interviews, practicums, student teaching, presentations, and
conferences consuming the majority of our dailsy lives, many students find
themselves without the appropriate attire. Usually, professors ask that we
wear a polo or button up, khakis, a dress, or appropriate length skirt but it
can be hard to find those in our closet, especially when students aren’t used
to wearing that kind of clothing. On March 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Peru
State College will be hosting a Professional Clothing Drive in the Live Oak
Room, in order to help students obtain articles of clothing that will boost
their professional wardrobe.
Since October, clothing, hangars, and other miscellaneous items have
been collected. On March 5, students will be able to pick out two clothing
items and one accessory which could include scarves, watches, or jewelry.
Any questions can be directed to Jamie Eberly at [email protected] or
Jessica Merrill at [email protected] .
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New security supervisor brings bright ideas
Image Courtsey of Ama Bikoko
Ama Bikoko
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
This semester, Peru State
College welcomed a new
Security Supervisor, Tracy
Sachs. Sachs replaces Darren
Reeves, who resigned from the
position late last year.
Born and raised in Nebraska
City, Sachs brings a lot of
experience with him to the
position. Sachs severed in the
military for six years and did a
tour of duty in Iraq from 2006 to
2007. After leaving the military,
Sachs got a job working for the
Department of Corrections in
Nebraska at the Tecumseh State
Correctional Institution. Sachs
worked as a first line supervisor,
a sergeant level position, at
the Institution. The position
allowed him to deal with a
lot of emergency response
situations and gave him the
opportunity to take various
supervisory classes. He plans
to use these experiences to help
the college in the improvement
of its emergency response
management program. The
college is looking to advance
the various roles that security
plays in the program as well
as advance the role that staff
takes in emergency response.
One other new development
that Sachs plans to implement
is the teaching security guard’s
self-defense tactics. Sachs was
a self-defense instructor for
the Department of Corrections
and is planning on using that
experience to aid with teaching
the officers. In conjunction with
that, the college is looking at
the possibility of opening up a
self-defense class for students
as well.
Sachs lives in Syracuse, NE.
During his free time he likes to
fish, hunt, and spend time with
his son.
“I’m loving the new position
and the new challenge,” he said.
“And it is definitely a different
world coming from a prison
situation to a college campus
situation. So it is big change
for me but I love it. I love the
atmosphere. I love how each
department works together.”
2 Hands Across Campus
What are your dream Valentine’s
Day dates?
“To frolic through a tropical forest while drinking punch and
then swim with the fish of Belize.”
Ryan Arnold
Junior, Business Management and
Marketing
“A long walk on the beach followed by a sparkling juice an a
moonlit walk to stargazing and
jewelry”
Amanda Cleek
Senior, Psychology and Business
“Spending the night under the stars
and the Northern Lights, in the arms
of my other half. And dinosaurs.”
Tessa Way
Senior, Fine Arts and Marketing
“Taking the love of my life
out under the stars, wrapped
in a blanket with a bottle of
sparkling cider.”
Jacob Diedrichsen
Senior, Wildlife Ecology
Above, are participants of the
3rd Annual Hands Across Campus.
This year’s theme was “What are
you doing for others?” President
Dan Hanson gave a speech challenging students to fufill Martin
Luther Jr. King’s question in their
actions. Janessa Davis, a sophmore,
from Omaha, NE shared a poem
that also pretained to the theme.
“I want to climb Mount Everest, sit
and watch the world around us, then
fly on top of the Northern Lights to
watch the sunset.”
Zak Rui
Sophomore, Psychology and
Social Science
“Have a picnic on a magic
carpet and then ride around the
world. Looking at all the beautiful things while talking about
nonsense.”
Danyelle Achenbach
Sophomore, Business Management
Photos by Ama Bikoko
www.peru.edu/psctimes
Editor-in-Chief
Assistant Editor
Layout Editor
Copy Editor
Social Media Manager
Advertising Manager
Distribution Manager
Faculty Advisor
Contributing Staff
Becky Bartlett*
Jenny Trapp*
Ryan Carr*
Jessica Merrill
Ama Bikoko*
Devin Hart*
Patrick King
Kristi Nies
Ashlynn Blomstedt
Jacob Buss
Raeanna Carbaugh
Megan Ingram
Bri Urrutia*
Chelsea Turek*
Haley Hiykel*
Alyssa Rodriguez*
Andy Medina
*indicates staff members that assisted with layout
The Times, the official student newspaper of Peru State
College, is published four times per semester by Peru State College students. The Times office is located in the College Publications Office in Room 126 of the AV Larson Building.
The opinions expressed in the Times may not be those of the entire newspaper staff. The Peru State Times is an independent publication funded
by student publication fees. The views expressed in this publication,
including the contents of paid advertisements, do not necessarily reflect
the views of the administration, faculty or staff of Peru State College.
All letters to the editor are welcome, and the writers of those
letters need not be students. Letters, cartoons, articles, pictures
and any other material submitted to the Times must be signed by
individual(s) submitting them and will be published at the discretion of the staff. The Times reserves the right to edit all letters, articles and other submitted materials for grammar, length and clarity. The Times also reserves the right to decline the publication
of any materials, including paid advertisements, for any reason.
To reach the Times, send material to the Peru State Times
through campus mail or to: PSC Times, Peru State College,
P.O. Box 10, Peru, NE 68421 or e-mail us at [email protected]
gmail.com.
Bleed blue for the blood drive
Devin Hart
AD MANAGER
Peru State College offers many
ways for students to get involved
around campus. With many
intramurals, and clubs available
students can get involved.
However, if you would like to
help people, then help out or
donate blood at the blood drive
hosted by PILOT club on Tuesday
February 11 from 11:00a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an
appointment contact Peggy Groff.
Peggy Groff, Student Success
Coordinator, states that this year’s
goal for the blood drive is 65
units of blood. In order for that to
happen they will need 84 people
to volunteer to donate blood.
In order to improve the blood
supply for this winter, Peru State
College is hosting an American
Red Cross We Challenge U
Blood Drive. During this blood
drive, all presenting donors
will receive a We Challenge
U t-shirt while supplies last.
Tricia Quinn, CEO of the
Midwest
Blood
Services
Region states, “We thank Peru
State College for accepting the
challenge from the Red Cross.”
“Donating blood is an
easy way to volunteer, and
it helps patients in need.”
The American Red Cross shelters,
feeds and provides emotional
support to victims of disasters;
supplies about 40 percent of
the nation’s blood; teachers
skills that save lives; provides
international humanitarian aid;
and supports military members
and their families. The Red Cross
is a not-for-profit organization
that depends on volunteers and
the generosity of the American
Public to perform its mission.
What happens prior to donating
blood? Donors will register,
complete a brief health-history
screening have their blood
pressure, pulse rate, temperature
and iron level checked. The entire
donation process takes about an
hour, but the actual blood donation
itself takes about 10 minutes.
Refreshments are provided at
the end of the donation process.
What can donors do to improve
their chances of donating blood?
American Red Cross Web Page
states: maintain a healthy iron
level in your diet by eating iron
rich foods, such as red meat, fish,
poultry, beans, spinach, ironfortified cereals and raisins. Get a
good night’s sleep; drink an extra
16 oz. of water. Eat a healthy meal
before your donation. Avoid fatty
foods, such as hamburgers, fries,
or ice cream before donating.
A blood donor card or driver’s
license or two other forms
of identification are required
at check-in. Individuals who
are 17 years of age, weigh at
least 110 pounds and are in
generally good health may
be eligible to donate blood.
PILOT always sponsors the
February blood drive so the
PILOT members are prepared
every year for this event. But
the true success belongs to
the donors, our students, and
employees. The PILOT blood
drive broke the school record last
year. “It’s all about saving lives”,
states Groff.
RHA Carnival creates fun
Above are particpants of the J a n u a r y
18th carnival engaging in diffent activites. The
carnival had many options for particpants to choose
from. A table where students were able to engage
in a game of “spoons” was availiable. “Apples to
Apples”, “Twister”, “PLIkNO”, were all offered as
another options. There was a donought on a string
station where students fought on their hands and
knees to see who could eat a donought as quickly as
possible.
At the end of the carnival, particpants were given
the opporunity to enter a drawing for different prizes,
that included a televison, beat headphones, movies, and
various other things.
Images by: Ama Bikoko
SSS Study Time
Wednesdays
6:30-8:30 p.m.
CATS Lower Level
Tutors will be available
Open to all SSS members
Professor Spotlight
Why do you teach?
By Dr. Sarah Crook
A passion for all things political and historical and a love of
learning has thankfully steered
me to a career in teaching. I
can’t imagine going to work at
a job that didn’t fulfill my intellectual and creative needs.
Rather, it is my intense interest
in what I teach and the opportunities to continually expand
that knowledge that inspires
me to teach. As a student in
a one-room country school
(many years ago!), I had the
opportunity to refine my teaching skills at a young age as I
worked with students in the
grades below me. Nothing
was more satisfying then and
still so satisfying now, than
when the “light” comes on for
one of your students. Combine that with a passion for the
topic and you have the explanation for my career choice.
Enthusiasm for your subject
matter is essential to a successful teaching career. Could you
imagine a Dr. Long not excited
about science laboratory experiment, a Dr. Ediger not engrossed in music, a Dr. Davis
bored by great philosophers,
or Professor Anderson passé
about art? They love their respective academic fields and
that passion can’t help but
be revealed in the classroom.
You can
see it in their faces and
hear it in their voices.
Additionally, interaction
with students provides teachers an opportunity to inspire
another generation to appreciate what they have spent a lifetime exploring. It is through
the art of teaching that students grasp a broad and deep
knowledge base, coupled with
the skills necessary to interpret and critique amidst an
ever-increasing avalanche of
information and a constantly
changing global society. It is
this intellectual culture that is
essential to a civilized society.
Teaching also offers a plethora
of opportunities to role model
professionalism and integrity. Students may not always
hear what teachers say, but
they rarely miss what teachers do. What profession offers more chances to impact
societal norms than teaching? Many a great philosopher or theologian have noted
that in the end, it is not what
a person has; rather it is what
legacy a person leaves behind.
Why do I teach? The answer is simple…it is the
most important job for the
future of a civilized society!
Dr. Sarah Crook is Professor of History and advisor
to Phi Alpha Theta at Peru
State College
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Peru State College announces
(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College
released the names of students
who earned a place on the Dean’s
List for the fall 2013 semester.
To make the Dean’s List students
must have a grade point average
of 3.5 or higher for the semester,
have completed at least 12 college
credit hours during the past
semester and have no incomplete
grades
for
the
semester.
Students are listed alphabetically
by state, hometown and last name,
along with their year. International
students follow and are listed
alphabetically by country. Those
students earning a 4.0 for the
semester are noted by an asterisk
(*).
ALABAMA
Athens
Tony Patrick, II*
So
ARKANSAS
Arkadelphia
ScottOurand
So
Van Buren
Joni Monroe
Jr
ARIZONA
Marana
Justin Harahan*
Jr
Phoenix
Andrew Tucker
Sr
Prescott Valley
TylerAudsley
So
CALIFORNIA
Bishop
Genifer Moss*
Jr
Ojai
StephanieFlaminio*
Sr
Riverside
Joshua Alonzo
Jr
Santee
Garret Campbell
Sr
COLORADO
Colorado Springs
Nicole Hardy
Sr
Fountain
Vedrana Cooper
Sr
Fruita
PhillipsBuskirk
So
Holyoke
Whitni Redman
Jr
Thornton
Raeanna Carbaugh
Sr
Trinidad
Marie Kehm*
Sr
FLORIDA
Freeport
Charles Wright
Sr
Longwood
Jordan Williams
Sr
Orange Park
Derrick Davis*
Sr
Saint Augustine
StephanieMcDaniel*
So
GEORGIA
Dacula
Nicholas Norys*
Sr
Thomasville
Brandi Miranda
Sr
Winder
Amanda Lee*
So
HAWAII
Honolulu
HaydenWills
Waianae
Kiana Borengasser
IOWA
Earling
Rebekah Gross*
Farragut
Sheila Roush
Hamburg
Tairi Jo Ferguson
Hastings
Kristina Chilton*
Magnolia
Allison Kill*
Mason City
Lisa Heimer*
Minden
Melinda Rice*
Red Oak
Kaitlin Suchting
Redding
Sherri Cropper*
Shenandoah
Susan Wiegel*
Sidney
Rachel Eberly*
Allison Henderson*
Stanton
Stacy Taylor
ILLINOIS
El Paso
AlanaPayton*
Gurnee
Ariel Kumpula
Loami
Kody Kirkpatrick
Orland Park
Meghan McPolin
INDIANA
Fort Wayne
Edward Tighe
KANSAS
Cassoday
Hope Harsh*
Frankfort
Brandi Hull
Greenleaf
Marissa Jo Woltje
Haddam
Karen Ann Miller
Hanover
Christy A Bruna*
Ali Stohs
Hiawatha
Nathan Bianchi
Emily Davies
Holly Merchant
Holton
Carrie Lierz*
Leavenworth
Lilian Rewerts
Oketo
Daniel Mick
Wamego
Stephanie Neilsen*
KENTUCKY
Murray
Joseph Bulliner*
LOUISIANA
Keithville
So
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Takara Salone*
Sr
MISSOURI
Fairfax
Kelly Morris
Jr
Hamilton
Diamond Turner
Sr
Independence
Tiffany Streator*
Sr
Kansas City
Jacob Long
Sr
Amy Lostroh
Jr
Michael Smith
So
Lees Summit
Jessica Huff
Fr
Raymore
Kenneth Bias
Sr
Rock Port
Christina Christian*
So
Kaitlea Corken*
Sr
Talaina Reed
Fr
Saint Joseph
Brett Pierce
Sr
Andrea Sanders*
Fr
Skidmore
Misty Clement*
Sr
Tarkio
Jonathan Robertson
Jr
MISSISSIPPI
Hattiesburg
Tiffany Speights
Jr
NORTH CAROLINA
Gastonia
Justin Mauldin
Sr
Sanford
James Brown
Sr
NEBRASKA
Alda
Jacey Ann Stoner*
Sr
Alexandria
Angela Durflinger
Jr
Ashland
Amy Sue Poole
Sr
Auburn
Hanna Alberts*
Jr
Sarah Atkinson
Sr
Natasha Bradley*
So
Bethany Brindley*
Sr
Jeremey Byfield
Jr
Jesse Carnahan
Sr
Kerri Comstock
Sr
Carrie Driever*
Sr
Katrina Esser
So
Madilyn Fiebig
Sr
Rachel Henry*
Jr
Adam Hestermann
Fr
Elizabeth Hestermann So
Sabrina Kidd
Fr
Monica Kiekel*
Sr
Laura Lockard
Jr
Kasey Newman*
Sr
Rosemary Petersen*
Sr
David Shaffer*
Jr
James E Shaffer*
Sr
Nathan Shaffer*
Jr
RebeccaSmallfoot*
Fr
Beatrice
Cathy Ann Becker
Sr
Joel Becker
Jr
Katie Bornemeier*
Sr
Kaylyn Bruckner*
Sr
Alisha Buchanan*
So
Nina Coburn
So
Sarah Deutsch*
Terri Eldridge
James Lee Fowler
Jonathan Kolman
Alisha Meyer*
Kimberly Milius
Rafael Omon
Eleise Pinnow*
Stephanie Polson
Monica Rains
Brian Simpson
Bellevue
Ryan Arnold
Caitlin Cassell*
Cat Jacobsen
Richard Kepford
Brittany Kment
Chloe Langford
Elizabeth Zielinski-Johnson
Bennet
Anne Wohlers
Bennington
Kenneth Elms*
Blair
Jayme Smith
Brock
Sarah Jo Carrier
Brownville
Erica Janssen
Leya Smith
Burchard
Preston Sunneberg
Burr
Ethan Allen Fricke
Byron
Abigail Bohling
Columbus
Miranda Jean Glaser*
Emmanuel Gonzalez*
Emily Hausmann
Jr
Jr
Sr
Sr
Jr
Jr
Sr
Sr
Jr
Jr
Jr
Jr
So
Sr
Sr
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Sr
Sr
Jr
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Fr
Sr
Sr
Jr
Jr
Fr
Jr
Sr
Sr
Fr
Logan Paben*
Jonathan Wolfe
Cozad
Allie Buesing
Crete
Rebecca Bartlett*
Megan Jean Carroll*
Curtis
Cassandra Lueth*
Dawson
Allison Marie Glathar
Amanda Powell*
Daykin
Hailey Jo Kaderabek*
Dunbar
Mary Blacketer
Eagle
Caleb Isaacs Ross
Elmwood
Matthew Novak
Fairbury
Traci Bohlmeyer*
Shaunah R Kuhlmann
Allison Nance*
Falls City
Michael Dougherty*
Christa Fay Feighner
Brian Lemerond
Jamie Milam*
Kristin Morehead
Wade Noll
Zachary Parrish*
Taylor Shubert*
Farnam
Talia Cole
Fremont
Alexa Johnson
Geneva
Tracy Barbur
Alexandria Donovan
Jr
Sr
So
Sr
Jr
Sr
Jr
Sr
Jr
So
Jr
Sr
Sr
Jr
Sr
Jr
So
Sr
Jr
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Fr
Sr
Sr
Sr
Sr
Sr
So
Student Senate: Student Leadership
The 76th Assembly of National
Center for Student Leadership
Conference will be held in
Arlington, Virginia from April 3 to
April 6. Seven students from Peru
State College were nominated by
their academic advisors for their
hard work, leadership throughout
campus, and in the classroom.
The students who are representing
Peru State College at the National
Center for Student Leadership
Conference are:
TJ Beckert, Junior
Ama Bikoko, Sophomore
Chelsea Turek, Sophomore
Katie Umland, Sophomore
Connor Long, Freshman
Andrea Sanders, Freshman
Becky Wessling, Freshman
On another note, for those
interested in representing your
fellow students at Peru State
College by serving on Student
Senate next fall, petitions for
President and Vice President and
Senator at Large are available and
are due in the ballot box outside
of the Student Senate office in
the Student Center by February
14 and February 28, respectively.
Also, club fund requests are due
by March 1, 2014. You can find
the request forms at www.peru.
edu/eform/view.php?id=42739.
The Senator of the Month for
January is Jake Hedden. Jake is
a Criminal Justice major from
Dorchester, Nebraska. He was
named Senator of the Month
for his work as Chair of the
Rules and Judiciary Committee.
His professionalism, patience,
and dedication were all noted
throughout Senate meetings.
We appreciate his work and
representation as a Student Senator.
If you or anyone you know
has thoughts about campus
improvements please submit your
ideas in the box located outside
of the student organization office
located in the student center.
If you have any questions or
concerns, please contact us as
[email protected]
Fall 2013 Dean’s List
Christa Scott*
Genoa
Aaron Rice
Gretna
Justin Petersen
Dean Wood*
Gurley
Camden Grasmick
Hastings
Will Gronewold
Hebron
Kory Klover
Hickman
Guenevere Arthur
Lisa Malchow*
Holmesville
Jessica Wissing*
Humboldt
Michelle Carlin*
Brandi Edmond*
Chelsea Shaw
Jansen
Alicia Umland*
Katrina Umland*
Johnson
Melissa Fowler
R. Hedden
Erin Johnson
Jaceey McCoy
Julian
Courtney Boos
La Vista
Sophia Mignon
Lincoln
Tawny Sue Anderson
Reni Blome-Higer
Brittney Bock*
Ryan Conrad
Rene Danley
Mandy Etmund*
Tyler Ford
Dayton Graf
Brian Hand
Alaina Henzel
Kayla Henzel
Taylor Herzog*
Jessica Kadavy
Amber Kind
Lindsey Kliewer
Connor Long
Liliana Martinez
Sarah Mertens
Linda Miller
Abigail Moser
Emily Nelson
Tristen Nelson
Timothy Oehring*
Courtney Oldham
Caitlin Ossian
Marisa Pribnow*
Felicia Schlicker
Angel Shafer*
Jiekun Shi
Micah Summerlin
Amanda Tangeman*
Lindsey Toman*
Amber Vinton*
Michelle West
Kevin Weyers*
Taylor Zillig
Milford
Christopher Carsten
Fr
Jr
Sr
Jr
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So
Jr
Jr
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Morse Bluff
Mallory Hull
Murdock
Alan Barnes
Austin Barnes*
Nebraska City
Kylie Jo Allgood
Susan Bartman
Audrey Anne Briley
Emily Ann Brown*
Taylor DeVorss*
Sena Hayes*
Sherri Holland*
Jason Holman
Kassandra Holman
Megan Jorgenson*
Michelle Kaiser
Corey Kenter
Julie Marshall*
Christine Neeman
Tesla Oldfield
Esperanza Perdomo
Stephanie Petersen
Katherine Shaffer
Morgan Shaffer
Lauren Stewart
Audra Wetrosky
Nehawka
Kate Nutzman*
Lauran Wilsey
Niobrara
Yvonne Bickerstaff
Norfolk
Kathryn Carlson
Trevor Portiner
Julie Thompson*
North Bend
Rebekha Dostal
North Platte
Jessica Johansen*
Jacklyn Kelley
Martin J. Owen*
Jill Elizabeth Petersen
Natalie Rae Wood
Odell
Alyssa Hajek
Angela Zarybnicky*
Omaha
Kacey Brown
Kyle Charrlin*
Lauren Clark
Evan Davies*
Matthew Doeden*
Amber Doty
Rhonda Erickson*
Amanda Gilreath
Alexandra Graef
Katlynn Hale
Jared Hyland*
Jordan Johnson
Michael Lassek
Devon Massengale*
Kyle McAndrews
Makala Nerz
Anna O’Gorman
Alicia Petak
Taylor Pfeifer
Chelsea Reznicek*
Nicole Reznicek*
Bert Riley, Jr*
Megan Schultz
Jennifer Trapp
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Kristine Vacha*
Daniela Vlasak
Amanda Volksen*
Rebecca Wessling
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Seranna Thummel*
Palmyra
Dawn McElhenie*
Papillion
Kelsee Barenklau
Renita Blackwell
Amanda Cleek
Joseph Foresman
Jason Jones*
Hayden Kusy
Pawnee City
Lana Hege
Katheryn McAhon*
Peru
Heather Black Eagle
Ashlynn Blomstedt
Chelsea DeLaCruz
Nicholas Girard
Alexis Kirby*
Roxanne Shires
Sheldon Shires
Pilger
Kristin Jean Jindra*
Plattsmouth
Megan Coy
Kyle Monte De Ramos
Katie Doran
Curtis Larsen
Forrest Pendley
Tracey Younker*
Pleasant Dale
Mary Fiedler
Plymouth
Patricia Bartels
Lisa Grabowski
Raymond
Hannah Chubbuck
Reynolds
Cassandra Leonard*
Roca
Cody Sullivan
Rulo
Tessa Way*
Salem
Garrett Harring
Lori Harring*
Schuyler
Timothy Kluck
Darla Orender
Scottsbluff
Traver Pettijohn*
Scribner
Mallory Boyle
Grace Cole
Seward
Tracy Lee Phillips*
Springfield
Tess Harman*
Stanton
Stephanie Petersen
Stapleton
Jamie Ann Ascherl
Steele City
Joshua West-Lesher
Sterling
Julie Ebbers
Zachary Lempka
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Syracuse
Deborah Dettmer
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Kent Marburger*
Amanda Teten*
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Nakita Lynn Baird*
Whitney Caspers*
Mackenzie Rae Faris
Laura Johns*
Thedford
Marissa Sawyer
Tryon
Samuel Ascherl*
Unadilla
Taylor Berner
Valentine
ChristopherBuurman*
Wausa
Abbigail Hegge*
Faith Nelson
Waverly
Cody Closner
Alexis Fudge*
Weeping Water
Alexander Wessels
Wilber
Marissa Florian
Danielle Katlyn Hall
Theresa Messman
Samantha Truka*
Katie Wollenburg
Wilsonville
Catlin Rice
Wood River
Mitchell Boshart*
Briar Burr
York
Jordan Bedient
Julie Hoff*
Skyler Anne Petersen
Collin Harvey Pickrel
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NEW JERSEY
Bayonne
Jeffrey Lopez
Mount Laurel
Shaderack Aigbekaen
Sayreville
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NEVADA
Las Vegas
Manuel Estrada
Theresa King*
NEW YORK
Oswego
Lindsey Baker*
OHIO
Athens
Tyler Westminster*
OKLAHOMA
Lawton
Jennifer L Donofrio*
Oklahoma City
Seth Pinnow*
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Nashville
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Ola Karagiosova
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Crystal Nombrano*
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Houston
Melissa Pollard
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VIRGINIA
Woodstock
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WASHINGTON
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Federal Way
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5
6 All’s
fair
Raeanna Carbaugh
STAFF WRITER LOVE
and
Image courtesy of The Chicago Tribune
acquire a stolen police car and
uniforms, and get the men to take
down Moran’s operation. On Feb-
ruary 13, 1929 Moran received a
phone call from someone to sell
some high dollar alcohol, at a bot-
tom dollar price. Moran’s greedy
side kicked in, and he couldn’t
deny the temptation. At 10:30 in
WAR
the morning, Moran’s men assembled and waited for the shipment
of fine booze. Capone’s lookouts
told the undercover gunmen that
Moran’s people were on their
way; those poor souls thought the
imposters were real police officers. They did everything the two
undercover gunmen told them to
do; they even allowed them to remove their guns. Once all seven
men were facing the wall the other gunmen joined the undercover
gunmen, and all men opened fire
onto the seven unsuspecting men.
Each victim received at least 15
bullets. Moran was not one of the
seven who died because he wasn’t
there. He got away by a couple
seconds. When Moran pulled up
to his secret storehouse garage
he saw the police car and booked
it, afraid that he was going to get
caught. No one was ever tried or
convicted for this crime because
Capone had an air tight alibi, and
McGurn had what became known
as “The Blonde Alibi.” Valentine’s
Day has now become a commercialized holiday that exploits love
into a do or die situation, but these
men did die. Do you still think of
love as a wonderful, beautiful,
happy, lovey-dovey holiday?
Any man, anytime, has the chance to sweep a woman off her feet. He just needs the right broom.
You make me want to be a better man
Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.
Rose Tyler, I-
You were my new dream.
We accept the love we think we deserve.
People always do crazy things when they’re in love.
Nobody puts Baby in the corner.
My dearest friend, If you don’t mind, I’d like to join you by your side.
I’ll never let go, Jack. I’ll never let go.
I wish I knew how to quit you.
I thought we would meet only in death.
I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.
When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.
Always
Here’s looking at you, kid.
Roses are red violets are blue,
if you cross Al Capone, you’ll
be red too. Many people think of
Valentine’s Day as this wonderful, happy, lovey-dovey holiday.
Less we forget the horrible moment in history when two rival
gangs met in the Windy City and
let the bullets fly. The scene is set;
February 14, 1929 towards the
end of the Prohibition area. Fights
over turf began to increase, causing much citizen concern. Chicago was split up between two
of the largest known gangsters in
Chicago, Al Capone and George
“Bugs” Moran. The two gangs
fought back and forth and finally
Capone was going to get the final
say. While vacationing in Miami,
Capone’s right hand man Jack
“Machine Gun” McGurn went to
see him after a recent assassination attempt by Moran. McGurn
concocted a plan to not only take
over the city, but get back at the
man who has been causing so
much headache and grief. Capone
agreed to fund “The Plan”. “The
Plan” was simple, McGurn was
to locate Moran’s headquarters,
in
Love cannot be found where it doesn’t exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
I’d rather die tomorrow than live 100 years without knowing you.
Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.
Top 10 Worst
Valentine’s Days
10.
Ever
You’re sitting at Grisanti’s, eating your plate of
pasta, tiramisu and sipping at your sparkling
cider ...alone because
you’re single.
Bri Urrutia STAFFWRITER
9.
Having dinner with your
significant other at their
house....in the basement...eating steak on
plasticware.
8.
You’re waiting at an
Italian restaurant for
your significant other,
when all of a sudden,
they burst in, guns hot,
shouting, “Its-a me-a....
Marrrio!”
Your significant other
texts you as you’re waiting for them to pick you
up saying tonight isn’t
going to work. You respond with, Wanna reschedule?. They reply
with, no, there’s a Harry
Potter marathon on ABC
Family this weekend.
7.
Baby Don’t Hurt Me, Baby Don’t Hurt Me
Andy Medina
STAFF WRITER
you see that person, whether it
be in the cafeteria, in class, the
library, or even walking to and
from campus, you tell yourself
“Now’s the time. I am going to
talk to them. Oh, wait, I’m going
to be late to class, next time. Next
time, I’ll talk to them for sure.”
You make excuses to not talk to
them because you don’t want to
accept the reality that they won’t
or can’t reciprocate your feelings.
The feelings don’t go away
though, they never do. Time heals
all wounds, sure, but, I’m not one
to believe that time helps you forget, but maybe not enough time
has passed yet for me to forget.
The feelings you have only build
up and become stronger and the
only way to relieve the stress is
to talk to them. What’s the worst
that could happen? They say no?
So what? If you’re anything like
me, you come up with these outrageous hypothetical situations
that never come to fruition. In the
real world, you just have to find
the courage to talk to them, and
once you do, you’ll realize that it
wasn’t such a Herculean task after
all. If they say “No,” no big deal.
No one can say you didn’t try.
Talk to the person you’re in love
with, or have feelings for, because
if you don’t, you may never find
what you’re looking for. When
you develop feelings, the lyrics to
all those love songs finally make
sense. Love can be inconvenient,
perhaps inappropriate, dangerous even, but wrong? That just
depends on where we end up,
doesn’t it?
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What is love? Love is ridiculous, careless, unpredictable,
one of the most powerful human emotions we have. Love
makes us do things we wouldn’t
normally do. Butterflies in your
stomach may be a sign you’re
in love.
An overwhelming
sense of nervousness may take
hold of you, a tightness in your
chest can be noticed if you’re
paying attention to the signs.
The feeling we get when we
feel attracted to someone is indescribable. It’s almost absurd, the
moment when we realize we’re
in love. In today’s society, how
many of us can say we’ve been in
love? What happened to the romantic love like the olden days?
What happened to writing a poem
or love letter and delivering it
to the person you wrote it for?
When you develop feelings for
someone and those feelings culminate into one big mass in the
pit of your chest and every time
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Haley Hiykel
STAFF WRITER #91
As you wish.
Well, love is a gift, a lot of people don’t remember that.
In her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.
When I’m around you, I kind of feel like I’m on drugs. Not that I do drugs. Unless you do drugs, in which case I do them all the time.
So this is love. So this is what makes life divine.
We’ll always have Paris.
My precious.
Brainy is the new sexy.
I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.
You’re the best thing I never knew I needed
A life without love is no life at all.
Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
Your significant other goes
all out in planning your
evening, having everything
scheduled to a T, only to
break up with you at the
end of the evening. You
ask why, and they respond
“I wanted to go out with a
bang!”
6.
5.
Waking up to the sound
of your phone going crazy, only to find out that
your significant other has
changed their relationship
status to single, without
your knowledge.
4.
After a pleasant dinner
at your home with your
significant other, you make
plans for a romantic day on
the 14th. You wake up the
following morning and go
about your daily routine
when you go to retrieve
your mail, you notice a
post-it note on the inside
of your mailbox with your
significant other’s handwriting, just FYI, I think we
should see other people.
xoxo
You’ve been waiting for
hours for your significant
other to take you out on an
amazing date. Finally, you
text them, asking where
they are. They respond
with, we had plans?
3.
2.
It’s February 13th and
you’ve just received a
greeting card from your
significant other. You open
it to read, “Happy National Break Up Day! You’re
Single!”
Your significant other
shows up for dinner, greeting you with, “Hey, Marie,
how’s it goin’?” You stare
at them blankly....your
name isn’t Marie...but
your best friend’s is.
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I dream about being with you forever.
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Love means never having to say you’re sorry.
So, Margaret, marry me, because I’d like to date you.
02/10/2014
As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
You had me at hello.
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
I’m going to pull time apart for you.
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
love/hate
decorating
skills.
After you find or ask your special valentine, spend the night in
with a great romantic comedy.
The number one romantic comedy is Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind (2004). You can sit
down and watch a childhood favorite movie too. Valentine’s Day
is a great day to spend the day
with some one special.
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shape of a heart. Then write the
“to and from” on it and you will
be great. The more work you put
in to it the more they will love it.
If you love to see Valentine’s
Day decorations but don’t have
the time to put them up stop be
Morgan 2nd floor. 2nd floor is
having a love/hate door decorating computation. So come
see the great work of your follow student as they show their
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for your boyfriend or girlfriend?
How about personalized soft
cover book to tell your love story $34.95 at Love Book online.
There are some water bottles with
a storage compartment for $9.71
on amazon that is the perfect gift.
If you don’t have the money to
buy a big gift, a small thing you
can do is buy a pack of Starbursts. Open it and put the Starbursts on a piece of paper in the
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Tic tock, Valentine’s Day is
coming. Get out your red shirt
or pink shirt and ask that special man or woman to be your
valentine with a special “be my
valentine” heart. Friday February 14 is coming so the get ready.
Valentine›s Day or Feast of
Saint Valentine started because
of St. Valentinus. There are lots
of stories and tales about Valentine’s Day history. The most
popular and most likely is that
Valentinus performing wedding
for soldiers who were in love but
forbidden to get married. While
St. Valentinus was in prison, he
healed the daughter of his jailer.
He wrote a letter to the jailer›s
daughter and signed it “your
valentine.» Need some gift ideas
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Everybody put up your hands, say I don’t want to be in love
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Bobcat Karlee Stuart shoots while the other Bobcats rush for the rebound the Bobcat women’s basketball team won against Evangel University last week.
Image courtesy of Ama Bikoko
Bobcats hire Nathan Baker as new coach
Patrick King
DISTRIBUTION MANAGER
Peru State College hired Nathan
Baker as the new women’s volleyball head coach. Baker arrived
at Peru State College as a coach
with 12 years of experience as a
head coach or an assistant coach
at the college level.
He has the ability to
strengthen programs
by recruiting and
developing skilled
athletes. However,
just as other coaches
do, he takes pride
in his student athletes being successful in the classroom.
Before Baker came
to Peru, he was
an assistant coach
for three years at
NCAA Division 1
Virginia Commonwealth University.
Just before his position at VCU, he
was a head coach
at NCAA Division 11 institutions
Tusculum College
and the University
of West Alabama.
In his first season
at Tusculum, he was able to get
the team to acquire a 14 win improvement at 23-10 overall. The
following year they beat that
mark with a record of 25-10.
As head coach of West Alabama, he was able to lead
them into their first Gulf Coast
Conference Tournament with
a record of 22-11 in 2009.
Even before that he was an assistant coach for three at Campbell University from 2003-2006.
Baker received his bachelor’s
degree in the field of human
services from Martin Methodist
College in 2002 while he was
also serving as a student volleyball assistant for two years.
When being asked about the
position Baker said, “I am excited about the opportunity to
take over the Peru State volleyball program. I see the potential for growth and national
exposure on the NAIA level.
I believe in academic and athletic balance and Peru State
College has everything in
place to achieve that balance.”
We are all looking forward to the
next women’s volleyball season to
see what Coach Baker is capable
of doing. Be sure to come out and
support your fellow classmates
and see what the new volleyball
coach is capable of next season.
Information for this article was
taken from a press release.
Image courtesy of Peru State College
Super Bowl maintains spot as annual get together
Ryan Carr
LAYOUT EDITOR “Are you ready for some football?” Millions and billions of
Americans and people all over
this globe we call “Earth” have
heard these words and turned
their television sets or their radios
on to watch or listen to the Game
of the Year, The Super Bowl.
The first Super Bowl ever played
was played on January 15, 1967,
in the Memorial Coliseum in Los
Angeles California. This year the
teams that have fought through
the struggles of this year and other
issues include the Denver Broncos with their veteran quarterback
Peyton Manning. The rival is the
Seattle Seahawks. Their ignition
comes from their defense and
they balance that with their rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.
Throughout the years though
many teams have risen to this
magnificent charade and some
have fallen, some have taken
the well sought after trophy,
the “Lombardi Trophy.” The
trophy is made of Sterling Silver and it’s named after Vince
Lombardi, the man who led the
Green Bay Packers to the winning of the first two Super Bowls.
Super Bowls are a great way to
meet new people. Most people go
to friends’ houses with a bunch of
friends, some people come to see
the commercials, but the real fans
stay for the important part THE
GAME, and the food. Average
amazing super bowl food choices
are usually nachos and pizza and
many assortments of junk food.
Students come to these parties to eat the food and meet
new people. Super Bowl commercials! That’s about enough
said right there. Every year for
the next few days after the Super Bowl, many students get
together and talk about the commercials. From the Clydesdale
Commercials with the puppy
in them to the E-trade commercials with the talking baby, these
commercials are sure to keep
students talking for a long time
about how funny that one was or
how serious this other one was.
After seeing half of the really
good commercials and seeing a
half of a game then the event of the
Halftime show comes on. What
do the Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot
Chili Peppers, and Stevie Wonder have in common? They have
all performed in the Super Bowl.
Halftime show is an experience
that few of the great performers
get the opportunity to do. It’s an
honored and amazing experience
for your band because millions
of fans watch the halftime show.
Super Bowls help increase social
relations, the commercials usually are there to promote businesses
because everyone watches them.
Basketball Schedule
Women’s 2/11/2014
Avila University
Peru, Neb.
2:00
Women’s
2/13/2014
Graceland University
Lamonii, Iowa
5:30
Men’s2/13/2014Graceland UniversityLamoni, Iowa7:30
Women’s
2/15/2014
Missouri Valley College
Peru, Neb.
2:00
Men’s2/15/2014Missouri Valley CollegePeru, Neb.4:00
Women’s 2/20/2014
MidAmerica Nazarene University Peru, Neb.
5:30
Men’s
2/20/2014
MidAmerica Nazarene University Peru, Neb.
7:30
Women’s
2/22/2014
Culver-Stockton College
2:00
Canton, Mo.
Baldwin City, Kan
5:30
Men’s
2/27/2014
Baker University
Baldwin City, Kan
7:30
Men’s
3/1/2014
Central Methodist University
Peru, Neb.
4:00
4:
48:
Teams who haven’t been
to a Super Bowl
Baker University
Number of Super Bowls
in the record books.
2/27/2014
How long an average
Super Bowl commercial
is.
Women’s 30:
Number of chicken
wings consumed on
Super Bowl Sunday
1.23 Billion:
14,500:
Tons of chips consumed
on Super Bowl Sunday
Men’s2/22/2014Culver-Stockton CollegeCanton, Mo.4:00
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Bri Urrutia
STAFF WRITER Entirely Human: Revelations
I don’t like people. Well, I
mean...I don’t get along with people or they don’t get along with
me, so I tend to just keep my distance and go about my life. I had
requested a private room for that
exact reason. I didn’t want any issues with anyone. Of course,...I
just had to be part of an incoming
class that was so large that I was
forced to have a roommate. When
I found out, I coached myself daily before I moved in. Play nice,
Will...It’s not the end of the world,
not really. It could be worse. You
could be rooming with a bunch
of other people! That made me
smile. A week before move-in
day though, my worst nightmare
came true. I had received a letter
from the college stating that I had
been moved into suite-style housing. So...not only did I have one
roommate, but also four other
suitemates. It took every fiber of
my being to not throw a huge fit
and just not go to school altogether--that would just be immature. I
would deal and life would go on.
Living with five other girls was
awful. They hogged the bathroom at all hours of the day and
my roommates’ friends were very
noisey. I often spent my time at
the library, where it was nice and
quiet, but even when I returned to
the room at the wee hours of the
night, they’d still be up. Oh well,
I wouldn’t have to deal with them
forever. Too bad I didn’t realize
that that forever was a lot shorter
than I had anticipated.
Shortly before my 19th birthday, things started getting...weird.
I was never in a good mood-more so than usual--I was rude to
everyone I came in contact with-I was usually very polite. Then
there was this math class. Oh god,
that math class. I can barely even
remember what happened. The
professor had been explaining
something, I pointed out that he
was wrong and thus starting an argument about some stupid equation that really held no meaning,
however, I raged so terribly that I
apparently blacked out and started throwing chairs and flipping
tables. Not long after the incident,
I received a letter from the President of the college, stating that
I was “strongly encouraged” to
continue my education elsewhere.
So here I am. On the road to
Nebraska, to a place called Phoenix Academy. Yea, I thought that
name was weird too. Mom had
sent me the brochure after getting
a call from the college.
“I think the Academy would be
best suited to your needs, Wil-
low,” she said.
I only rolled my eyes, packed
my stuff into the back of my beat
up ‘69 Chevy Impala and set sail
to the magical no-man’s land of
Nebraska.
The drive from Wisconsin was
long, especially since I was alone
and my radio didn’t work, but I’d
finally made it. So...you know
those places where, if you die, no
one would be able to find you?
Well, that’s where I was. Out in
the middle of freakin’ nowhere.
In a town where I probably should
have paid attention to the name in
case I was actually murdered so
Mom and Dad could come find
me. There weren’t many road
signs and even fewer people--if
that was even possible. “How the
hell is a school, let alone a freakin’ Academy supposed to thrive
in an axe-murder town like this?”
I asked myself out loud.
I could see a very large sign in
the distance, ‘From the ashes of
misfortune, we rise to greatness.’
That must be it, Phoenix Academy.
There were at least six or seven
buildings that made up the Academy’s campus and they were freakin’ huge--much bigger than the
last campus I was at. Then again,
this was an Academy, not your
typical, run-of- the-mill college.
The campus was pretty dead,
but it was also 7:00 in the morning, so I wouldn’t imagine that
many of these students would be
awake so early. Then again, this
is an Academy, so I wouldn’t be
surprised if they were all working diligently in their classrooms.
I drove around for a few minutes
before finally spotting a sign that
read ‘Administration’ sitting outside of a tall, brick building that
looked to be older than any I’d
come across before.
I didn’t welcome the burlylooking man with dark brown hair
outside of the administration office with an all too cheery smile
because I don’t think that there
should be anyone that happy to
see someone. As I stepped out of
my car he spoke, in a voice that I
was not expecting to hear, “Welcome to Phoenix Academy.” His
voice was an octave higher and
much more annoying, “You must
be Willow Goodwyn. We’ve been
expecting you.”
I just stared at him, slinging my
bag over my shoulder, “It’s Will,”
I corrected him, “and...uhm...
thanks, I guess.”
He took a step to the side, extending his arm to towards the
two gorgeous, intricately-designed wooden doors, “If you’ll
just follow me, I’ll take you to the
headmaster and we can get you
settled in,” he said after I’d entered the building and he moved
in front of me.
The headmaster was nice enough,
I guess. He went over the basic
rules that I had expected to hear,
but surprisingly enough he didn’t
mention anything about my little
mishaps at my previous school. I
tuned in and out of the conversation, doodling on the notepad I’d
been given with the Academy’s
logo stamped at the top. Believe it
or not, it was a picture of a bird on
fire with its wings outspread and
Cartoon courtesy of Megan Ingram
the mantra I’d seen on the sign
before arriving onto campus. I
nodded when it was appropriate,
responding with short one-word
answers when asked mundane
questions. “So, what species are
you, Ms. Goodwyn?” That got my
attention.
“Excuse me?” I asked.
“Well, we like to assign our students to dormitories where they
will be roomed with students of
the same species.” He replied,
“Your mother neglected to inform
us of what you were.” He added.
I blinked, “And by species you
mean...”
The look on his face made it
clear I was completely in the dark,
“Ms. Goodwyn...you do realize
that this is an Academy geared
towards the education of students
who are...well, not of this world,
correct?” My blank expression
stayed on my face. “Goblins,
Fairies, Witches, Centaurs, Harpies...” He continued.
I dropped my pen and laughed,
loudly, “You’re joking, right?
Those things only exist in fairy
tales,” I replied, trying to keep
my composure.
The headmaster’s expression
didn’t falter. “Those things, as
you so blatantly put it, are just as
real as any other living creature,”
he said.
“You mean to tell me that Goblins, Witches, Zombies, and Vampires are real?” I asked, leaning
forward slightly.
“Don’t be foolish, zombies
aren’t real,” he replied. “But other
than that, they are quite real.”
I pushed my chair back and
held up a hand, “If you’ll just excuse me for a moment....I need
to make a quick phone call.” If
he said anything in reply, I didn’t
hear it. I was out of his office
in less than two seconds, my
mom’s cell number was punched
into my phone.
“Hello?” She almost sounds
surprised to getting my phone
call.
“Was there something that you
wanted to fill me in on when I
register at the Academy?” I ask,
trying to keep my composure.
I could hear the hesitation in
her voice as she spoke, “No, I
think we’ve got all your files
transferred and such, so I think
you’ll be all set.”
I take a deep breath, paused for
a few seconds, “Oh, you mean
he really was joking when he
asked me what SPECIES I am?”
I shout.
“We were going to tell you,
sweetie,” she started, but I rudely interrupted her,
“When I grow a tail and horns?”
“No, you won’t grow those,
Willow,” she replied quickly--that
was a relief, at least.
“Why did you keep this from
me?” I ask.
“You’re father wanted you to
have as normal of a life as possible. He had a rough childhood
because of what he is and it was
something that he didn’t want you
to experience,” she explained. I
could almost hear the tears that
I’m sure she was crying.
I let out a breath, feeling a little
bad for scolding her. After listening to her explain things, from
possible reasons to my sudden
mood changes back at my old
college to things that I should
prepare myself for in the future.
I apologized, half-heartedly, and
let her know that I was excited to
go through ‘mythical puberty’-she didn’t find that very funny.
We were about to say our goodbyes before a question passed my
thoughts, “Mom, you’ve given
me reasons why I’ve been acting
that way I have and situations that
I should be prepared for in the future, but there’s something I think
is very important that you’ve neglected to mention...what am I?”
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League of Legends keeps players on endless loop
Chloe Langford
STAFF WRITER
I love Peru! With that said, many
people might tell you there isn’t
much to do. Students find different ways to occupy their time
with being involved with campus
activities, sports, clubs, intramurals, NetFlix, hanging out with
friends, doing school work, and
of course gaming. I will admit that
before I came to Peru, the only
“gaming” I did was board games,
with my family, on the holidays.
Since I’ve come to Peru, I would
say that I have played many different games. A lot of my friends
on campus are really into gaming.
Over the past few years I’ve
played World of War Craft, Mag-
time I tried
the game out
for myself.
I had
downloaded
it once before,
and
had watched
my friends
play many
times and
was not very
interested,
but I had
deImage courtesy of Riot Games finally
cided to give
League a try.
ic: The Gathering, various onFor
those
of
you
who
aren’t faline card games, Dungeons and
miliar
with
League
of
Legends,
Dragons and watched many of
it
is
a
multiplayer
online
battle
my friends play games like Minearena
game
that
you
can
easily
craft, various first person shooter
games, and more. The one game download for your computer onI am here to inform/warn you line. You are your own character
about is League of Legends. and you’re called a champion
If you go to Peru I am sure (you can chose from many differyou have heard someone talking ent options of champions). You
about League of Legends. Me are then matched against computpersonally, I am friends with a er playing “bots” or other players
lot of League of Legends players. in teams. I won’t go too much into
My roommate freshman year, and detail on how the game works benow best friend was the first per- cause, well, as a whole the game
son I met that was so enticed with lacks depth and detail all together.
League of Legends is the same
the game. As we became roomgrind
over and over. As the 300th
mates again this year, she and my
other two roommates that played minion flooded toward me I beLeague of Legends like it was gan to realize there was nothing
their job convinced me that it was else to the game. It was farm-
ing these little mobs with an occasional actual PVP encounter.
Basically, League of Legends is
World of Warcraft III rehashed
and then turned into a skeleton of
a game with a lot of champions
to chose from. Sorry, but League
of Legends is not a good investment of time because it is the
same thing over and over again,
never ending, never changing.
Every gamer is different so if
you enjoy League of Legends
please don’t dress up in a Teemo
costume and come murder me in
my sleep. Everyone looks for different qualities in a game, things
that entice them, activities they
enjoy, and that is what makes the
world of gaming so interesting,
everyone can find a game they
enjoy.
Paint it Priceless
Image courtesy of Paint it Priceless
Jacob Buss
STAFF WRITER Need a way to relax or a way
to let your creativity flow? Or
how about just another great way
to spend time with your friends?
Well, look no further than Paint
it Priceless in Auburn. This store
is a pottery shop where you can
paint the pieces yourself. This
store is unique in that not many
small towns have shops like
Paint it which makes it a community treasure. This store has been
around Auburn for several years
now. Not only is this store unique,
it is affordable. A single sitting
at Paint it Priceless is an $8 fee
which covers the cost paint. You
get six colors and can share them
with your friends. The next cost
is the piece you choose; prices
range from $1-$34 including tax.
You may purchase refreshments
at Paint it Priceless which include
soda, coffee, or hot chocolate for
$0.50.
At Paint it Priceless you can let
your creativity flow, there are no
limits other than your imagination.You can paint plates, bowls,
cups, “beverage” containers, nov-
elty items, holiday items, the list
just goes on. They allow for parties there and even whole shop
rental. Winter hours are: Tuesday
Noon- 6 pm, closed Wednesday,
and Thursday through Saturday
Noon- 8 pm. They are closed
Sunday and Monday. Walk-ins
are always welcome, unless there
is a big party going on. Artists
are last seated 1 and a half hours
before closing, therefore the last
time you can go in is at 7pm on a
Friday night.
By now you must be wondering,
where is this wonderful place?
Well, it is located at 1900 “O”
Street in Auburn on the south side
of courthouse. Here are the directions to Paint it Priceless from
Peru. First, enter Auburn and on
the first stop light turn right onto
highway 136, drive until you
reach“O” Street and take a left,
go until you reach the courthouse
and Paint it Priceless will be located just off of 19th street. You
can always visit their Facebook
page or their website at http://
www.paintitpriceless.com/. You
can also call them at (402) 2741477.
11
Tuesday, February 11 at
10:00 a.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Live Oak Room
Wednesday, February 12 at
1:00 p.m.
HS Business Contest Awards
College Theatre
Friday, February 14 at
12:00 p.m.
Feeding 44
AWAC
Sunday, February 16 at
3:00 p.m.
All Choirs in Concert
College Theatre
Tuesday, February 18 at
6:30 p.m.
Honor Choir Concert
College Theatre
Thursday, February 20 at
9:00 p.m.
Decade Dance
Student Center
Baby, What’s your sign?
Jenny Trapp
ASSISTANT EDITOR Aquarius Jan. 20- Feb 18:
There are plenty of fish in the sea.
Swim to a new ocean because this
pond is a little too small for your
big dreams.
Pisces Feb. 19- March 20: You
are going to fall madly in love
with the next person you see.
Wear sunglasses if you want to
avoid falling for the wrong person. Love is a tricky game to
play.
Aries March 21- April 19: You
are beautiful. Drop dead gorgeous. Today your smile will be
infectious. Change the world with
your grin!
Taurus April 20- May 20: You
are heading down a pretty sketchy
path. It is imperative for your future success to re-evaluate your
friend circle and weed out the bad
ones.
Gemini May 21- June 20: Your
split personalities really show today. Calm yourself before you are
left friendless and loveless. With
the way you are going you won’t
even see the affection from your
dog. Forever alone is in your future unless you decide to be nice.
Cancer June 21- July 22: You
are in love with your best friend
and yet you don’t even know it.
Open your eyes and make this
Valentine’s Day the best one ever.
You sometimes struggle with being romantic so challenge your-
self with doing something special
and you will never be more satisfied with your life.
Leo July 23- Aug. 23: You look
great today! Work it! Let the
world be your oyster.
Virgo Aug. 23- Sept. 22: You are
an incredible person with so much
worth and love to share with the
world! No matter what is coming
your way, do not let anyone dull
your sparkle. Great things are in
store for you. Love is in the air so
take a deep breath.
Libra Sept. 23- Oct. 22: Cupid
struck you straight in the behind.
You will be falling hard for someone. Make sure they are willing to
catch you.
Scorpio
Oct. 23Nov. 21: Are you having a great
day? A really special Valentine’s
Day planned? Ha! Make new
plans sweetheart. Things are never going to go the way you planespecially today.
Sagittarius Nov. 22- Dec. 21: If
you are in a relationship, hopefully you aren’t too attached. Rock
roads are ahead. If you are not
in a relationship, no worries….
you are in for some rocky roads
as well.
Capricorn Dec. 22- Jan. 19:
Nothing but love songs will be in
your head in the next couple days.
Put that to use and serenade the
love of your life.
Sunday, February 23 at
3:00 p.m.
Band/Jazz Ensemble Concert
College Theatre
Wednesday, February 26 at
2:30 p.m.
History Day Awards Ceremony
College Theatre
Wednesday, March 5 at
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Professional Clothing Drive
Live Oak Room
March 6 and 7 at
9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
College Theatre
March 10 through 14
Mid-Term Break
No classes, Offices open
Peru State College
Friday, March 14 at
12:00 p.m.
Feeding 44
AWAC
Wednesday, March 19
All Day
HS Jazz Festival
College Theatre
Creative cartoon courtesy of Jenny Trapp

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