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Spring 1997 

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serve it up to yQu in the 
following issue of Cowley 
County Community 
College's "Pulse." Within 
the spring 1997 edition, we 
have journeyed long and 
far to bring the faculty and 
student body a broad array 
of subjects. We hope you 
enjoy our work. 


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Kevin Hower 


Jason Mills 
James Burkett 


Luke Simmons 
James Burkett 

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vHB^W r Students of the Month... 

*S»t\jH ! ; Also, the Student of the Year award. 

Credit Cards 6 

Cashing in on a valuable lesson. 

Ways to Beat the System 8 

; *®f!9^ ' IHl Mk I -I slacker's guide to survival. 

Generation X 10 

Remember when we were all little kids? You will now! 

Enchantment by the Sea 13 

Put on your bopping shoes for Senior-Senior Prom. 

**** gli * ; '■ Grease. ..Undercover 14 

Erica and Tori go behind the scenes of the spring musical. 

Senior citizens and student volunteers kicked up their heels at the 

Senior-Senior Prom. PAGE 13 (Photo by James Burkett) What A Sweet Niaht 16 

Basketball and entertainment highlight Homecoming. 

Show Me the Money 18 

Chris Wright grabs all the money in Blizzard of Bucks. 

m I Something to Shout About 20 


Tiger spirit in full effect + how Cowley got its mascot. 

- y | Piercing 22 

•*■ ,L I It's not just for ears anymore. 

Music to Our ears 24 

Check out our note-able campus. 

Sports Stuff 26 

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s ( v; y All about golf baseball, softball, basketball and tennis. 
Our undercover writers Tori Gann and Erica Cook became beauty 
school drop-outs for over a month so they could give you the inside , 

scoop on the spring musical production of "Grease." PAGE 14. Editor S Note 32 

Out with the Old and in with the New. 

The Pulse is published once per semester. It is written and assembled by students of Cowley County Community College's Magazine T £»42 ?o£<4i 

Production class. The staff is solely responsible for the content and opinions represented in this publication The magazine does not •^••^^^^^^j^' '_ 

reflect the opinions of the college staff and faculty. If you have any questions or comments, please call (316) 441-5287, or write fac- ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^" 
ulty adviser Dave Bostwick at Pulse Magazine, 125 S. Second St., Arkansas City, KS 67005. 



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at Cowley were named Master 
Teachers in conjunction with the 
National Institute for Staff and 
Organizational Development 
(NISOD). The four were Pam 
Doyle and Lois Sampson from 
Humanities, Don Hastings from 
Natural Science, and Dan 
Squires from Machine Tool 


of competition, Cowley's debate 
and forensics team placed first at 
the Crink Classic in 
Weatherford, Okla., Feb. 28 and 
March 1 . Cowley was the only 
junior college that competed. On 
March 21-22 at the National 
Year-End Tournament in La 
Crosse, Wis., the Cowley team 
received the National Education 
Debate Association New 
Member Of the Year Award. 


Ryan Hernandez will be travel- 
ing to Switzerland in July to 
compete in an International 
VICA (Vocational Industrial 
Clubs of America) contest. 

Keynote speaker LeRoy Shepherd 

(photo by Savoeun Ven) 


became the theme for this year's 
"Celebration of Unity" January 20. 
Two fifth grade classes from 
Winfield combined to perform 
"The Dream of Martin Luther 
King" and "Love Has No Color" 
with Jeanna Watson and Nicole 
Winegarner as soloists. Keynote 
speaker LeRoy Shepherd highlight- 
ed the program. 

The plans for the next cele- 
bration started right after the finale 
of this one. Organizers are plan- 
ning to have a 60-member choir 
from Wichita and are trying to 
decide on a speaker from one of 
their many choices. 


Lora Heinitz was sworn in as 
Cowley's first Americorps Volunteer. 
Cowley's Service Learning Central 
Advisory Board appointed Heinitz, a 
19-year-old sophomore from Valley 
Center. Heinitz was the president of 
VoLTS during the fall 1996 semester 
and became interested when 
Instructor Mark Jarvis was working 
on the grant for the program. She 
has to have 1 ,700 hours of service 
by the end of the year, which works 
out to about 30 hours a week. 

Lora Heinitz 

(photo by Krysti Demaree) 


Registrar Forest Smith released 
figures showing Cowley's 1997 
spring semester enrollment set 
records for full-time equivalen- 
cy and for head count regardless 
of semester. 

The Pulic 

HANDY MAN Jeremy Phillips, who was supposed to be Eugene in the musical "Grease," 
severely cut his middle three fingers while working on props. When the accident occurred, Phillips 
was more worried about the posted rule that he had broken than his own fingers that he had cut. 
(photo by Jason Mills) 

GARET WILLIAMS has taught Ark City 
students. She started at the Ark City 
Middle School and made her way to being 
an instructor at the Ark City Junior College, 
which is now Cowley. 

When Williams retired from Cowley 
the Board of Trustees asked her to start a 
senior citizens program. In 1974 she began 
a program called simply "Senior Citizens 
Program." In 1977 the name was changed 
to "Institute of Lifetime Learning." 

After 23 years Williams has decided to 
turn the reins of the institute over to some- 
one younger. She will contunue to stay 
involved with institute activities and says 
that the institute will continue. 

Mary Margaret Williams 

(photo by Dustin Fogle) 

Sharin' of The 



The first ever CCCC 
Scholarship Auction 
was held on St. Patrick's 
Day. A variety of items 
were auctioned off to 
raise more than $30,000. 
Here are some exam- 

Highest Bid Item: 

Dr. McAtee's "slightly 
used" burgundy 
Oldsmobile went for 

Ot/ie#* Itenxs: 

A weekend for two 
watching the Chicago 
Bulls including hotel 
allowance of $200 and 
total airfare allowance 
of $200 went for $1,000. 

A cookout for eight peo- 
ple including mouthwa- 
tering menu went for 

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Students Of The Months 

1996 - 1997 Student of the Year 

Tori Gann 

Major: Pre- Physical Therapy and Biology 

Activities: Member of the Student Government Association, the Student Affairs 
Council, the Social Science Advisory Council, ACT ONE, and VoLTS. 
Highlights of CCCC: "Being a Homecoming Finalist, escorting Robert F. 
Kennedy Jr. for his speech here at Cowley, and serving as editor of the PULSE for 
two years." 

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Miss October - Mary Lee 
Major: Art Therapy 
Activities: Cowley Singers, VoLTS, 
Ambassador Committee, Student 
Government Association. ACT ONE, and 
Art Exhibit Committee. She is also the 
Phi Theta Kappa president and a member 
of the Advisory Committee for the Social 
Sciences Division. 

After CCCC: She plans on attending K 
State next semester and is contemplating 
finishing her education on the East coast. 

Mr. November - Brian Pulkrabek 
Major: Pre-Veterinary 
Activities: President of the Math and 
Science Club, Student Government 
Association representative for ACT 

ONE, member of the Academic 
Excellence Challenge team, member of 
Phi Theta Kappa, lab assistant for the 
Natural Science Division, and a tutor. 
After CCCC: He plans to transfer to K- 
State next fall and hopefully be accepted 
into K-State's vet school. 

Mr. February - Shelby Miller 
Major: English 

Activities: VoLTS, Phi Theta Kappa, 
and CCCC Chorus. Off campus - 
Works at the Ninth Inning in Winfield 
and at Bob Foster's Furniture. He is 
also an assistant in the Learning Skills 
Lab and a private tutor for Winfield 
High School. 

After CCCC: He hopes to become a 
comic book writer and he has sent pro- 
posals to comic book publishers in hopes 
of being discovered. 

Mr. December - John Mars 
Major: Non-Destructive Testing 
Activities: Member of Phi Theta Kappa 
honor society, Student Government 
Association, Vocational-Industrial Clubs 
of America, Student Affairs Council, and 
is a Student Ambassador. 

Highlights of CCCC: The speech he 
gave at the recent Celebration of Unity: 
"Color doesn't matter; everyone should 
be treated as a human being." 

Mr. March - Austin Graves 
Major: Machine Tool Technology 
Activities: VIC A president, VoLTS 
volunteer. VICA has played an integral 
part of Graves' student life at Cowley; 
he has traveled extensively and met state 
and national officials. 

After CCCC: He plans to transfer to 
Wichita State University to major in 
Business Administration. Eventually, he 
hopes to become a machinist at Boeing. 

Miss January - Jeanne Carter 
Major: Business Administration 
Activities: Phi Theta Kappa honor 
society, Student Affairs Committee, and 
VoLTS. She also helped write a $500 

literacy program grant when she was a 


Highlights of CCCC: Being a 

Student Ambassador and chosen Student 

of the Month. Not so good highlight - 

she was almost dropped from her classes 

the first week of her freshman year. 

Miss April - Kim Hockenbury 
Major: Theater 

Activities: Vice president of ACT 
ONE, co-director of the children and 
youth choir at Prayer House Church, 
director of the school play in Burden. In 
her spare time she enjoys painting and 

After CCCC: She hopes to attend 
Southwestern and then go on to direct 
and teach speech at the high school level. 

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Cashing in on a valuable lesson 

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As I was walking through a store, everything 
was peaceful, then suddenly... a child wanted some- 

"Mommy, I want this." 

"Timmy, we can't afford that this week." 

"Just write a check." 

My childhood days rapidly came back to me. I 
recalled the many times that I unknowingly used 
that same line. As a child I was completely 
naive about the entire money concept. I 
a fairy tale idea of the whole economic 

The sad thing is that I was 
extremely happy being young and 
ignorant. I genuinely thought 
that money grew on 
trees. I sincerely 
believed that 
my parents 

had money trees growing 
somewhere. Every few days they would simply pluck 
a few dollars off those miraculous trees. If for some 
reason they did not harvest enough money one time, 
all they had to do was either write a check or use the 
credit card. 

As I grew older, these naive notions of money 
slowly started to slip away, opening up a whole new 
set of completely ignorant concepts of a pre-teen. At 
the ages of 1 1 through 14, 1 had managed to grasp 
the fact that money trees do not exist and one has to 
have money to cover both a check and a credit card 
bill. Unfortunately, I still did not notice how expen- 
sive things were. I never understood why my mother 
refused to buy name-brand clothes. I thought she was 

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unhip, uncool, and unable to deal with my amazing 
fashion sense (expensive). Then I turned 16. 

Ah, 16. That magical age when I gained a 
license, a car, and the ability to date. In order to com 
pensate for all these milestones, I had to get a job. 
Big deal. I assumed that I would find a job and have 
a little extra spending money just for me. Oh no. My 
parents sat me down and knocked that 
crazy notion right out of me. 
"Now that you are working, you 
need to start paying for your 
own clothes and othei 
items. Mom and I 
will help you pay 
for your car while 
you are in school 
and most of your 
other major expenses, like 
doctor bills. Other than that, you need to pay for it." 
"But I'm still a kid." 
Nothing I could say would win the argument. So 
I began little by little paying for most of my stuff. It 
was at this time I realized how expensive things are. 
K-mart, Wal-mart.and the 1/2 Price Store suddenly 
became great places to shop. I no longer visited the 
mall regularly and I no longer thought it was insane 
to buy non-name brand items. I mean, come on, 
money doesn't grow on trees, you know. 

Looking back I realize one of the best things my 
parents have ever done for me is make me take on 
financial responsibility. I pay almost all of my 
expenses today. The only exception is my car. I look 
at friends and see why my parents did what they did. 
Many of my friends have found themselves strug- 


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gling to pay bills and 
maintain their high 
school way of life. 
They never had to 
do anything like 
this before. I 
have shed my 
innocent idea of 
the economic 
system simply 
because I experi- 
ence the harsh 
realities of it. 
Granted, living in ignorance was 
bliss. I remember being extremely 
happy. Now I have to work, save, 
and stress to make ends meet some- 

Occasionally, I find myself 
returning to my childhood 
attitude about money. People almost have to sometimes. A shopping 
spree is so much more enjoyable when I can forget that my check may 
bounce higher than my childhood superball if I don't stop spending 
money. Sometimes one needs to do what feels good rather than what is 
always right. I believe that is a great outlook on life - especially if I 
am going through a bad breakup, if there is a sale, or it I need a quick 

It is a wondrous thing to be able to go back and be innocent, to 
have no clue about life or the financial system. Believing that the only 
thing keeping me from wearing name-brand, high style, expensive 
clothing is my mother and not my financial situation was a great feel- 
ing. Infrequently, I find myself trying to rekindle my naive days. I go 
on shopping sprees that would make most husbands weep, then I have 
to ruin it by recalling my past experiences. Yes, I go and return all 
(ok, almost all) of my recently purchased happiness. Come on, I want 
economic innocence, not stupidity. Now if I had a major credit card, 
that could be a whole different story. 


* There are a total of 
501.8 million credit 
cards in the United 
States — that averages 
two cards for every 
U.S. citizen. 

* Today's credit card 
balances average 
more than $2,000 per 
account and generate 
in excess of $350 per 
year in interest 
charges on average. 

* 2.5 billion credit card 
solicitations are 
being mailed out 
each year in the U.S. 

* Charging early in the 
cycle and paying off 
as close as possible 
to the billing date 
can produce a free 
interest period of 50 
to 60 days. 

Source: RamResearch 

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Ways to BeQt the System: 

By Allison Stand rich 



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Like the majority of your high school class, you have head- 
ed off to the "Mecca" of today's youth: COLLEGE. And in the 
past semester you have quickly come to terms with the realization 
that there's more (or less) to college than you'd expected. The 
brochures promised you days of sitting under big oak trees study- 
ing with happy, self-actualized students all wearing sweaters bear- 
ing the college's name, a clean, organized dorm room, and a 
schedule of interesting and relevant classes. 

Instead, you hit snooze four times before you drag yourself 
to class. You figure at the rate you're going, Cowley is going to 
be a five-year plan. You've started taking classes that don't stress 
attendance or that do go on field trips. You find Ricki Lake more 
interesting than college itself, which is a sad statement. In fact, 
you've figured out that if you can be late 10 minutes to every class 
and not be counted absent, then you can legally miss 1,190 min- 
utes a semester. The only "A" you've gotten lately is for 
"absent." The problem? You might be starting the downward 
trend into slacker-dom. 

Stop thinking that you're a lost cause simply because you 
only made it to class twice a week last semester and your biology 
teacher thinks you've passed away. It doesn't matter that your 
phone bill is two weeks overdue and you called in to work last 
night claiming that your roommate died and you can't come in 
because you have to console his family. Forget the fact that your 
GPA is quickly spiraling into 
what you suspect is seriously 
below your scholarship 
requirements, clothes pile six 
feet high on your bedroom 
floor, or that your refrigera- 
tor contains five items that 
once resembled food but two 
of them are now growing 

Luckily for you, you're 
not the first to flounder in the 
college scene. Many have 
traipsed along the college 
path before you. Not only 
does that mean that survival 
is possible, but that they've 
left a wealth of valuable 

1. If you're not getting free money, you're no 
trying hard enough. 

Stop by the college's office and fill out some paperwork. With th 
right answers, you might be eligible for a Pell Grant, a scholarshi] 
or a student loan. All of these make affording, attending and sue 
ceeding in school easier for the un-independently wealthy. 

2. They brought you into this world, mak< 
them pay. 

Depending on what your parents are like, asking them for hel] 
could be the most obvious solution or not even an option. Bu 
there's more to that scenerio than merely cash. Their washer anu 
dryer don't take quarters, and they'll usually feed you and sever 
al of your friends or roommates. However, even the hardies 
moodier can get tired of bumming money off the parental units 
Enough, even, to take the big step of trying to support themselves 

3. Paper or Plastic? Carryout or Delivery? Foi 
here or to go? 

Unfortunately, employers haven't yet invented the job that yoi 
don't have to get out of bed for, but holding a steady job can havt 
some benefits. The most obvious is, of course, the paycheck. Bu 
you can also get, depending on where you work, discounts or fre< 

The Putin 

OK, SO THE PICTURE WAS POSED, but for many slackers, this would 
be the ideal classroom environment, (photo by James Burkett) 


food as other less-obvious bonuses. "I've talked with co-workers 
who have contemplated stealing toilet paper from their work," 
said freshman Valeri Larson. 

4. Only three dollars? But I paid seventy-five 
for this thing! 

Of course, there is the stereo that your parents got you for 
Christmas in the eighth grade. You never use it. Sure, it was a gift, 
but you need gas money a lot more than you need a stereo to sit 
your McDonald's toy collection on. The obvious solution? The 
pawn shop. You know that you won't get paid what your stuff is 
worth, but there comes a time when you must compromise your 
principles. They'll take a lot of things off your hands for you - 
like those CDs you never listen to anymore. And, in the blink of 
an eye, cash. 

5. Just relax. This won't hurt a bit. 

For the more radical, you can sell something much more person- 
al than possessions. That's right, plasma. For a mere hour of your 
time, you can earn money and maybe a cookie or two. At a plas- 
ma center in Wichita, you can earn $15 your first visit, $50 your 
second visit, $25 your third visit and then get paid according to 
your weight. That means you can earn up to $250 a month. Even 
though it's gruesome, you're helping someone in the world and 
paying rent at the same time. Start drinking your fluids and try 
not to pass out. 

A lot of students feel that after high school they really don't 
want to go to school right away. Others, out on their own for the 
first time, have a hard time making themselves go. And yet oth- 
ers thrive in college. But the fact of the matter is that college is a 
period in your life that just so happens, for most people, to coin- 
cide with learning who you are. And for some people that can take 
longer than others . 

On the other hand, Registrar Forrest Smith relayed, if you 
take a class and then want to come back in, say, thirty years, 
you'll still have that credit. "Unless it's a technical class where 
the course name hasn't changed but the material has," he says. So 
forget a five-year plan. 

"Thirty year plan?" says Larson. "I'm open to new ideas." 
And thirty years gives you plenty of time to take classes that have 
nothing whatsoever to do with your major. Or sleep in. Or 
change your major several times. Or take a year-long road trip 
with several friends. Or get your degree and quit McDonalds. 
Because whatever anyone says, it's your life and you should sur- 
vive it anyway you know how to - the slacker way or not. 

Warning Signo 
That *Jou May 
#Je A Slacker 1 

1. Your main source of food is 
Ramen Noodles. 

2. When you're late to class, the 
teacher is surprised you showed up at 

3. You've never been in the campus 
library to study. 

4. Your alarm is set for 10 minutes 
before class. 

5. When the mildew in your bath- 
room starts smelling like a sewer. 

6. Your laundry smells worse than 
your bathroom. 

7. You call Pizza Hut delivery more 
than you call home. 

8. You call a truce with the bugs in 
your kitchen. 

9. You skip Thursday classes to rest 
up for Spuds. 

10. You're too lazy to think of new 
things for your list so you stop at #9. 

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As Greil Marcus said, "To group anything by decades is 
usually an arbitrary, meaningless, journalistic hook, but not in 
the Eighties. This decade was coherent, organized, all but mono- 
lithic." Different than 
any previous genera- 
tion and never to be 
surpassed by any 
other, the children of 
the Eighties are leg- 
endary in and of 

Looking down 
the street of most 
Midwestern cities 
about 10 years ago, 
most guys would be 
chatting or flirting 
with some girl wear- 
ing her bangs high 
and her pants tight- 
rolled. Not to de- 
mean those women, 
though; we guys 
were even more 
foolish trying to look 
cool in our pocketed 
parachute pants or strutting around in those wild jams. 

It was a time of innocence and ignorance. How could we 
do wrong by watching Fred Flinstone be insulted by Wilma or 
playing games with the spoiled kid down the block who always 
had the coolest toys first? 

Yes, of course, our kids will make fun of our Tonka trucks 
and GoBots, the classic movies like "Poltergeist" and "E.T" and 
that pop music that we sink back in time with. From Michael 
Jackson videos to Molly Ringwold's star performance in "Six- 
teen Candles," we eighties babies had some of the most unusual 
childhood experiences to date. 

We had imagination. We became She-Ra when we were 
fighting off the evil spirits, and we were sympathetic to E.T. when 

PERMANENT PR. - Public Relations 
Director Stu Osterthun may be a couple of 
years too old to be considered part of 
"Generation X," but he still had that eighties 

he wanted to go home. We can lay claim to putting Indiana 
Jones in search for his "Lost Ark" and making sure Luke knew 
where his support was when challenging Lord Palatine and his 
father. We all knew whom we were chasing with our "Dukes of 
Hazzard" car and never missed a verse when singing songs to 
our girlfiends' jumping rope. We still know what Ewoks look 
like and we can recite Bon Jovi songs like it was 1984. The 
women knew exactly how to comb their Barbies' hair, and be- 
fore they hit high school, they knew if they wanted mascara or 
eyeliner for their birthday. 

We never did much outside like the children of the '60s 
and 70s, though, except for playing in the sand with our Hot 
Wheels and riding our BMX bikes down the sidewalk. We were 
the generation of technology and "inside entertainment." We 
all have the ability to set the clock on any video casette re- 
corder and find the 
power button on 
any remote control. 
We can play on the 
internet as well as 
anyone and know 
more profanity 
than any previous 
generation. The 
women of the '80s 
can smell a mall 
from any place on 
this planet and the 
men, well, we 
learned how to get 
them there. 

Bill Cosby ^^^^^^^™^^^^^^^^™ 
still makes us laugh and Webster isn't a grown boy yet. "Punky 
Brewster" isn't just a show to us, and Debbie Gibson wasn't just 
a singer that came and went. For us, things didn't just come and 
go; within the eighties they became legendary. Bruce Springsteen 
was right when he claimed that he was "Born in the U.S.A.," 
but I think he meant to say that we are unique to the U.S.A., 
because we are eighties babies. 

Were you the kid that 

had the first 7-foot long 

aircraft carrier, the 

Wade Boggs or Don 

Mattingly rookie cards, 

and Castle Grey-Skull 

with all the coolest 

"Masters of the 

action figures? 

The Put as 


Do you ever recall getting up at 

6:00 in the morning without an 

alarm just to watch episodes of 

Smurfs or 


on Saturday mornings? 

Final Fantasy 
became one of 
the most 
popular games 
on Nintendo in 
the late 1980's 

Erica Cook poses 
proudly in her soccer 
uniform, which 
reflects the times of 
throughout the 

Have you ever spent the 

whole summer "clearing" 

every game on your 


Hardy Boys books Bicycles with streamers Beverly Cleary 


The Care Bears "The A Team* 

Rave hairspray The Material Girl "Pretty in Pink" 

Leg Winners 

Action figure undies The Bangles 

'Garbage Pail Kids" Velcro Reeboks The L.A. Olympics 

'Knight Rider" "He-Man" 

The Challenger 

Hot Wheels 

Michael Jackson 

Braces with colored 
rubber bands 

Stone-washed jeans Judy Blume 

Charm necklaces "Gem" 

Did you ever 

wear beads on 

your shoes 

and balls 

hanging off of 

your socks 

that were 

referred to as 

"booty socks"? 

'Rainbow Biite' 

"Sesame Street" 

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Ask about our wedding services 

I can turn any space into a studio with my 
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Put On Your Bopping Shoes! 

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Keith Godfrey (right), a volun- 
teer, joins one of the senior citi- 
zens for a little dining. 

Top Right: SWEET! Arlene and 
Dean Martling dance the night 

Bottom Right: I AM THE KING 
Bill Ryman of Ark City and 
Mathalee Job of Wellington 
claim their honor as king and 
queen of Enchantment By The 

(Photos by James Burkett) 


It was an evening of dining, 
dancing and romancing. Over 500 
senior citizens proved that they can 
still get down and boogie at the 
annual Senior-Senior Prom. 

"Enchantment By The Sea" pro- 
vided senior citizens with an evening 
of games and musical entertainment. 
Gary Gackstatter, musical director at 
CCCC, organized a combo band and 
directed the CCCC jazz band at the 
annual event. The CCCC dance line 
and the senior citizens' musical 
group, the Twilighters, also per- 
formed . 

The senior citizens made the 
plans and set up. The 75 volunteers 
from the college and the community 
helped prepare "Enchantment By The 
Sea" and also decorated the 
AgriBusiness Building where the 
event took place. 

"I think it's one of the best 
activities we have," said Cheryl 
Pack, SLC office manager. "It's a 
great chance for people to get 
involved-senior citizens, students, 
faculty, and the community." 

"Senior-Senior Prom is a won- 
derful event for both senior citizens 
and students to come together and 
have fun," volunteer Laura Trenary 

It was a night to relive old 
memories of prom night and just 

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When we first took on this under- 
cover assignment, we weren't sure what 
we were getting ourselves into. Boy, did 
we learn a lot. 

So follow along and see our experi- 
ences of the six weeks that we were 
involved in the spring musical "Grease." 

Week I Tryouts made both of us 
nervous. We actually had to sing by our- 
selves in front of all of our friends and 

Aside from the tryouts, we really 
enjoyed our first week of practice. 
Everything went by quickly and rather 

Week 2: During this week, the cast 
and crew started coming together as a 
family. We all realized that it would take 
hard work and dedication from all of us 
to have the best show possible. Go Team 

Week 3: Four-hour practices were a 
real shock to all of us. Dancing and 
sweating were all that we did during this 
week. This was also homecoming week 
and so we were both excited and busy 
finding formals and decorating for the 

Week 4: This was an extremely 
eventful week. I (Erica) missed one 
practice because I was sick. This would 
not have been a problem except I did not 
call Director Dejon Ewing and let her 
know. This was almost the end of my 

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brief dancing career. Talk about a panic 
attack. Adviser Dave Bostwick would 
have killed me. Thank you Mrs. Ewing. 
Week 5: By this week, I (Tori) was 
ready to spend some time at home and 
see my friends at least one night during 
the week. We both realized that we were 
flunking Anatomy. And only by the grace 
of her lawyer, Erica wasn't in jail for a 

SINGING IN SILK. Holly Reed, who played the 
role of Marty, sings a song about her man 
Freddy. (Photo by Jason Mills) 

minor dispute with the police about some 
party refreshments. The legal problems 
distracted her a bit from play prepara- 

After practice one night I (Tori) dis- 
covered a threatening note on my car. 
The words were cut out of magazines 
articles. This scared all of us so the entire 
cast took precautions and I was given 
escorts to my car each night. This seemed 
to make me a little edgy each night I 
went to practice. 

Week 6: This week went by quickly. 
The everyday practices were not as fun 
as we had hoped but we still had a good 

The Performance: On opening night 
we were not as nervous as we thought we 
would be. 

The only problem I (Tori) had was 
looking out into the crowd and seeing all 
of my friends and classmates on the front 
two rows. 

My (Erica's) only problem was try- 
ing to make Tori not as nervous. On 
Friday night, we had a great crowd and 
that made all of us excited and not so 

Saturday we had a great crowd and 
we were kind of sad when we took our 
final bow. It was really over. All of our 
hard work and weeks of dedication were 
finally over. 

Now that the musical is over, we 
miss seeing some of the cast members 
and crew. 

So remember our names because 
you may be seeing us on Broadway 
someday. Solid! 


MORE! Left: Heather Allen, who 
played the lead role of Sandy, 
sings about her wonderful sum- 
mer nights as the curious girls 
look on. (Photo by Jason Mills) 

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Great basketball and unforgettable entertainment 
highlight the 1997 Homecoming. 

By Luke Simmons 

Chatting and mingling with my 
dad, who had come down to Tiger 
Territory from Winfield, I had to stop 
and reflect. This was no ordinary 
night for Cowley stu- 
dents, coaches, or com- 
munity. The sign means 
what it says: THIS IS 

This was a day the 
Independence basketball 
teams would like to for- 
get. Entering W.S. Scott 
Auditorium, the ladies 
started things off with the 
Lady Pirates taking the 
quick lead and dominat- 
ing the game at the begin- 
ning, but it was not the 
ladies from Independence 
that received the last 
laugh. The Lady Tigers 
pulled off the upset and 
beat Independence 77-63. 

Picking up right 
where the Lady Tigers 
ended, the men hit the 
hardwood floor. The Pirates, leading 
the conference, had taken the Tigers in 
a close overtime game in 
Independence, but tonight would be 
different. The Tigers took the quick 
lead and never looked back. The top- 
ranked Pirates were forced to return 

home with a resounding defeat of 82- 

The big focus of the night had 
nothing to do with basketball, though. 

FACES OF PRIDE With glimmering eyes, Matt Berthot and 
and Sarah Hankins stand side by side while being recognized 
as the 1997 Homecoming king and queen. The ceremony took 
place in the W.S.Scott Auditorium. (Photo by Luke Simmons) 

During halftime of the men's game, 
the crowd observed the royal proces- 
sion of king and queen candidates as 
well as a spirited performance from 
students dancing and singing to pro- 
mote the spring musical "Grease." 
As Damon Young voiced the 

introduction, the audience was about 
to experience community college 
entertainment at its best. A beautiful- 
ly choreographed routine led right 
into the core - the students 
movin' and shakin' to the 
music of the play "Grease." 
Soon after, as if the crowd 
had not already had enough, 
the coronation began. 

Taking the lead, Erica 
Cook and Jason Anders 
stepped upon the hardwood 
floor of the gymnasium to 
start the showing of some of 
Cowley County Community 
College's finest and most 
popular students. Directly 
after the lead of Erica and 
Jason, Tori Gann, Grant 
Bergman, Mary Lee, Damon 
Young, Heidi Henning, Matt 
Berthot, Sarah Hankins and 
Clayton Stacy strutted their 
royal personalities onto the 

With all of the candi- 
dates and audience awaiting anxious- 
ly, Sarah Hankins and Matt Berthot, 
both from Arkansas City, became the 
1997 Homecoming king and queen. 

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above: ALL FOCUS Reggie Smith 
gets ready to shoot a free throw 
in the Tigers' 82-69 win. 
(photo by. Luke Simmons) 

COMEDIAN Dan Havner peeks 
through the decorations at the 
Homecoming dance, 
(photo by Tori Gann) 

Zakiyyah Johnson breaks open 
against Independence, 
(photo by Luke Simmons) 

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College students are always looking for ways to pick 
up a few extra dollars. That's just what Chris Wright did. 
As the winner of the Blizzard of Bucks competition, held 
during during homecoming week, Chris received the 
chance to enter a capsule with dollar bills floating around 
him. His task was to grab as many as he could in 30 sec- 
onds. Every college student's dream came true for one 
Cowley student. 

Following is Wright's story in his own words: 

Q. What were the games you had to play? 

A. First I had to move three balloons 
from one basket into another without using 
my hands. Next, I had to put on a pair of 
clown pants and stuff them with as many bal- 
loons as I could in 45 seconds. I was also the 
one of the fastest to blow up a balloon and 
burst it and one of the first people to blow a 
bubble with bubblegum and hold it for five 
seconds. My last game involved stacking sev- 
eral rings. 

Q. How much money did you grab? 
A. A little over $90. 

Q. What did you spend the money on? 
A I spent part of the money on a new 
pair of shoes and the rest on food. 

Wright's job was made easier due to the fact that only 
about 50 people attended the Blizzard of Bucks competi- 

SEEING GREEN! Sophomore Chris Wright, winner of the Blizzard of Bucks, 
spent 30 seconds in the cash booth. Wright gathered over $90. (Photo by 
Jason Mills) 

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Above:Shiho Kadoya, Chris Wright, and 
Mike Absolo unroll their toilet paper on 
their toilet plungers. (Photo by James 

P-U-T l-T l-N, PUT IT IN. Below: 
Sophomores Aaron Akin and Kelly Boyle 
race to put their rubber balls into the bas- 
ket. (Photo by James Burkett) 


Left: Mike Abasolo talks to Referee Bob with a mouth full of marshmallows. (Photo by 

James Burkett) 

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The one thing that promotes 
the most school spirit has to be 
the animal jumping around on 
the court or on the field. It 
would have to be the team's 
mascot. Did you ever wonder 
how Cowley got its mascot, the 
Tiger? Why weren't we called 
the lizards or the cheetahs? Or 
at least something exotic? 

In 1922, when Cowley 
County Community College was 
first started, the college didn't 
have a mascot. The school col- 
ors of orange and black were 
already adopted. It wasn't until 
the following year when the new 
basketball coach, a graduate of 
the University of Missouri, Mr. 
Stark, discussed the name of a 
mascot. What better name to 
intimidate the opponents than 
the ferocious Cowley County 
Tigers? In 1 923 , the Tiger mas- 
cot was accepted and fiercely 
adopted. So instead of Lions 
and Bears, let there be Tigers! 

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TIGERS! TIGERS! Cheerleaders Laura Trenary and Sally Rojas spread the Tiger fever. 
Trenary said, "I feel that Tiger spirit is good for a community college and the fans show 
support for the teams and to us as cheerleaders." (Photo by Luke Simmons) 

HOPPIN' AT HALFTIME The cast of "Grease," including some cheerleaders and danceline 
members, give a spirited promotional performance for the play. (Photo by Luke Simmons) 

REF BEHIND THE RAIL Sophomore Brian Carter calls the shots from the student section. 
(Photo by Luke Simmons) 


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Tiger Fever, can you feel it? You 
sither have it or you don't. For the 
cheerleaders and dance line, pumping 
up the crowd can be a difficult job. 

"I feel that the school spirit at 
Cowley is great," freshman Ashley 
Watson said. "The people who attend 
the games show the teams great support 
and help by cheering." 

On the contrary, some Cowley stu- 
dents think that school spirit is lacking 
because hardly anyone shows up for 
games. Students said that in the past, 
Cowley fans, especially students, 
would stand and cheer, hoop and holler 
after every Cowley basket. Now some 
think the crowd only sits back and 

The teams have not gotten any 
worse, but the fan support has, accord- 
ing to some students. Lisa Phelps, a 
freshman from Derby and active mem- 
ber of VoLTS, P.A.W.S and SGA, said 
that, overall, the student body is lacking 
school spirit and support of their team. 

Cowley cheerleader Katie 
McCannon, however, disagrees; she 
believes that Cowley has it. "I have 
been experienced in cheerleading 

throughout my high school years 
and now as I represent Cowley, I 
notice how the crowd participates 
greatly. The crowd participates 
with the squads and show us the 
involvement that we need for that 
extra support." 

To some people, the question 
is, what is spirit? Spirit is tradi- 
tionally believed to be the vital 
principle or animating force 
within living beings. So in 
other words, it is bein 
able to express sup 
port and feelings. 

CCCC games 
featured plenty of 
showing support and feelings 
by participating with the 
danceline, cheering for the 
teams, or even yelling at the referees. 
At least some of them had caught Tiger 
Fever. Maybe it will soon spread. 

GET-DOWN Ashley 
Tuzicka and Savoeun 
Ven perform during a 
basketball game. Ven 
says "Performing for 
fans is a lot of fun. I 
enjoy being a part of the 
Cowley Tigerettes." 
(Photo by Tori Gann) 


The Tiger Pep Band gave the teams 

a progressive beat. 

(Photo by James Burkett) 

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It's not just for ears anymore! 


As of Jan. 1 , Kansas requires a par- 
ent's consent before body piercing can be 
performed on anyone under age 18. But 
for most Cowley students, that's not the 
problem. The problem is, where are they 
going to put it? 

Pierced navels are popular among 
girls while most boys go for the nose, 
tongue and eyebrow. In the 90's, its sim- 
ply not enough to pierce earlobes; the 
young and the restless want flash at all 
body points. And why shouldn't they? 
There are a lot of celebrities whom we see 

The piercing fad started 
on the East and West coasts 
about 10 years ago, but its pop- 
ularity, among teens especially, 
has hit the Midwest, and a few 
of those attend Cowley. 

Sandra Willson, a Cowley 
freshman, has had her eyebrow 
pierced since September and 
says, "It didn't even hurt at all." 
As for why she would want her 
eyebrown pierced, she said, 
just wanted to do it." 

The question 
of pain is always 

Statistics show that the fi st Those 

who ponder the 
idea of getting the 

piercing can be a med- cartila f oftheears 

* *■* pierced worry more 

ically safe procedure, 
but health risks arise 
when equipment is not 
properly sterilized. 

everyday with body piercing. Madonna 
pierced her bellybutton. Red Hot Chili 
Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro jumps 
around on MTV with hardware from 


about the pain than 
the infection th; 
could be caused 
later. For those 
who get ears and 
body parts pierced, 
they must be 
pierced with a stud made espe- 
cially for ear piercing and not 
removed for six weeks. 
Piercing can be a medically 
safe procedure, but health 
risks arise when equipment is 
not properly sterilized. Most 
skin infections such as HIV and hepatitis 
can also be spread through unclean nee- 

And professional piercers do not con- 
sider piercing guns to be safe for any 

piercing other than earlobes. Piercing 
guns have blunt tips that tear rather than 
pierce the skin, they say, and cannot be 
sterilized correctly. So the statistics and 
facts are there for those who are thinking 
about piercing their bodies. 

For trendsetters 30 years ago, poodle 
skirts and penny loafers were the thing. 
Today nearly everyone wants more holes 
than they were given. 

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CRANK UP THE VOLUME! Gary Gackstatter, instrumental music 
director, directs the Winfield Regional Symphony during the Tom 
Chapin concert. (Photo by Krysti Demaree) 

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Check out Cowley's 
note-able campus 

Story and layout by Chasity Bain 

It is almost impossible to walk through the campus without 
hearing some music. Maybe you hear performers at Arts a la 
Carte or rehearsals of the Cowley Singers and Jazz Band. You 
may hear visiting high school students auditioning for scholar- 
ships or even Nathan Chavez's bass pulsating in his car as it 
drives past on Second Street. 

Obviously, music is a big part of most Cowley students' 
lives. Many concerts have been showcased on campus or in 
conjunction with the college. One of the headliners that would 
stand out in many students' and faculty members' minds would 
have to be Tom Chapin. 

Chapin, a bluegrass recording artist, performed Feb. 1 1 at 
Winfield for his first solo performance with the Winfield 
Regional Symphony, directed by Gary Gackstatter, CCCC's 
instrumental music director. In addition to an evening public 
performance, an additional concert was provided for younger 
students around the community. 

"Tom Chapin 's concerts were a blast," Gackstatter said. 
"He's an excellent musician and a really cool guy. His concerts 
actually brought some culture to the community." 

Another concert, this one during the fall Arts a la Carte 
series, featured music from the cello man, Eugene Friesen. 
Friesen performed for students and faculty on the lawn between 

Galle-Johnson and the Brown Center. Friesen plans to return to the Cowley 
area in the summer when he performs in the Flint Hills Music Festival. 

The Flint Hills Music Festival will be held in conjunction with the 
Arkansas City Art Council's River Valley Arts Festival. The event will take 
place June 2-8 and will feature a world premiere of a new composition 
written for the special occasion. The Grammy Award-winning Paul Winter 
Consort will be performing "Grasslands," in conjunction with a work by 
crop artist Stan Herd. 

Besides the concerts that provide students with musical entertainment, 
there are other ways to hear music at Cowley. Music is one of the major 
reasons many students chose to attend Cowley. Cowley's music programs 
offer students the chance to pursue a major in music or simply to partici- 
pate in a notable activity. 

"The music programs and excellent instructors were a big factor when 
I chose to come to Cowley," Wesley Abington, a member of the Cowley 
Singers, said. "Being close to home was also a plus." 

Cowley's music programs offer Cowley students with not only an 
education, but entertainment. Music gives Cowley a little note-oriety. 

Cowley singer Wesley 
Abington belts out the 
tune "Everybody Has a 
Dream" by Billy Joel 
during the Celebration of 
Unity on Martin Luther 
King Day. (Photo by 
Savoeun Ven) 

Chapin strums a tune 
with the Winfield 
Regional Symphony. 
(Photo by Krysti 

Nothings missing in 
'The Missing You 1/Valtz 

Instrumental Music Instructor Gary Gackstatter recently released a 
new CD, "The Missing You Waltz." Gackstatter describes his CD as 
"songs from the heart, songs from the land." 

"The Missing You Waltz" is compilation of love songs and songs 
of hope. It's about life and the journeys life takes us through. 

"I wanted this whole thing to be more like sitting down with a little 
book of poetry than a big commercial thing," Gackstatter said. 

His goal of achieving a piece of art was achieved. According to 
review by Cate Monaghan at KAZY-FM, "From start to finish, 'The 
Missing You Waltz' is a work of art - first moving the heart, then 
arousing the intellect. Like all works of art, it wears well..." 

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(right) Brook Casto, playing third 
base, readies herself for the next 
play, (photo by Erica Cook) 

(below right) Wally Waldmeier 
practices at the Ark City Country 
Club, (photo by Luke Simmons) 

SERVICE (below) Heather 
Henning serves a shot to her 
Barton opponent, (photo by Luke 

Springing to the Top 

Spring sporting events keep calendar full 

by Erica Cook 

..,.....,..,. . , , -. _ 

TALENT (Above) 
Ashley Plumer steps 
up to the plate and 
helps the Lady Tigers 
keep their batting 
average well above 
.300. (photo by 
Brandon Chaney) 

ONE PLAYER (above 
right) Chris Brown, 
Cowley's most consis- 
tent golfer, strives to 
maintain his number 
eight seed in the con- 
ference so that he can 
participate in postsea- 
son action, (photo by 
Luke Simmons) 

(Right) Pablo 
Mayorga, ranked first 
in the preseason by 
the Men's National 
Junior College Athletic 
Association Division II, 
and partner Richard 
Winter, who was 
ranked third, chalk up 
one more win. (photo 
by Luke Simmons) 

At Cowley, spring means 
sports, and plenty of them. 
Besides baseball, spring brings 
out the competitive energy of 
athletes participating in men's 
golf, men's tennis, women's 
tennis and softball. 

The newly formed men's 
golf team did not have as suc- 
cessful of a fall season as they 
had hoped. But things began to 
turn around in the spring when 
the team realized they needed 
to become physically and men- 
tally prepared for each tourna- 
ment and they added 
weightlifting to their practice 

The men's tennis team 
started off its season on a 
strong note. The National 
Junior College Athletic 
Association Division II ranked 
Pablo Mayorga, Richard 
Winter and Shae Wright first, 
third, and 41st in the nation. 
The team hoped to be peaking 
at its maximum performance 
level just in time for regional 

The Lady Tigers' softball 
team kept a strong hold on 
their first-place conference 
standing throughout the sea- 
son. Strong leadership, good 
pitching, stingy defense and 
productive offense helped the 
Lady Tigers accomplish this. 
Over midway through the sea- 
son, Carey Veatch and Cassi 
Vandever, the Lady Tigers' 
pitching staff, had a combined 
ERA of 1.56, ranking them 
near the top in the conference. 

Women's tennis got off to 
an unexpected start when 
Coach Gary Abner left Cowley 
to become assistant basketball 
coach at Butler. Abner was 
replaced by women's basket- 
ball assistant Mary Gleason. 

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The Oklahoma Connection 

SPEED - Grant 
Bergman (from 
Lawton, Okla 
winds up to throw a 
strike, (photo by Tori 

Of this season's 27 Cowley 
baseball players 12 of them are 
from Oklahoma. They come from 
different-sized schools all over 
the state. For example, Kent 
Schaub from Vera and Chris 
Wright from Dale come from 1A 
to 2A schools, while Casey 
Eckstein, Curtis Gay, and others 
come from Enid, a 6A school. 
Wright said "recent success that 
they had" was one reason he came 
to Cowley to play baseball. Also, 
Gay said, "I knew a lot of people 
that came here to play." 

They feel that the baseball 
competition, at the high school 
level, is better in Oklahoma than 
in Kansas. Schaub said, "Many 
schools in Oklahoma are based 
around one sport." Cowley's 
Oklahoma players feel Oklahoma 
schools emphasize baseball more, 
while Kansas emphasizes other 
sports like football and basketball. 
But if you ask them how they feel 
about playing in Kansas, they'll 
say it probably doesn't matter 
where they play, as long as they 
play their game. 

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(top) Justin Helterbrand (from 
Enid, Okla.) waits for a team- 
mate to hit him home, while 
Justin Pirtle (also from Enid, 
Okla.) and Brian Carter (from 
Byng, Okla.) are waiting for 
their turn to bat. 
(photos by Tori Gann) 

Hoop Highlights 


By Lance Parker 


Despite playing the season with 
only eight players and the coach under- 
going surgery, the women finished with 
a record of 19-12. They tied for third in 
the Jayhawk Conference's East Division 
and finished their season with a loss to 
Kansas City, Kan., in the second round 
of the Region VI Tournament at Wichita 
State University. 

Adrienne Smith was the leading 
scorer and rebounder for the women 
with 17 points and 11 rebounds a game, 
while Zakiyyah Johnson and Moneeke 
Bowden also averaged over 15 points 
per game. 

After his first year as coach for the 
women. Ken Hefner's contract wasn't 

With 10 sophomores playing for the 
men, they finished the season at 20-12. 
Head Coach Mark Nelson said, "For me 
I have always thought that a team's 
foundation comes from the returning 

Overcoming several injuries, Kevin 
Clark was in the spotlight by averaging 
22.3 points and 7.2 rebounds a game. 
Also, Pedro Phillips scored 16.4 points 
per game, while Melvin Randle had four 
assists per game. 

The Tigers' season ended with a 
first-round home loss to Garden City in 
the Region VI playoffs. After his fourth 
year as coach of the men, Nelson's con- 
tract was renewed. 

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or . . . Will These Classes Transfer? 


OK. You've spent three or four 
semesters here at Cowley and will be 
transferring to a four-year university soon. 
Probably one of the scariest questions you 
have to ask yourself: "Will these classes 
I've just spent the last couple of years tak- 
ing actually transfer to my next college?" 
Mmmhhh. Well, you would sure hope so. 
Hold on to that hope, because it doesn't 
always happen the way you would expect. 
To be fair, much of what you will take, 
aside from some of the vocational/techni- 
cal classes that 
Cowley special- 
izes in, will 
transfer some- 
how. However, 
some classes 
transfer as elec- 
tives rather than 
core classes, while a few others may not 
transfer at all to select places. 

According to Cowley's Registrar, 
Forest Smith, the top five places where 
most Cowley students transfer are 
Southwestern College, Wichita State 
University, Emporia State University, 

Oklahoma State University, and Kansas 
State University. 

In order to get an idea of just how 
well classes might transfer, let's investi- 
gate how specific 
classes transfer to these 
five most popular des- 

Art History, listed 
as ART 2141, transfers 
as a core art course to 
all five colleges. 

Next, let's check 
on Business Law, listed as BUS 1350. 
Kansas State University requires students 
to validate this course by taking 
Management 596, called Government and 
Society, and 

achieve a "C" or 
better. When 
wF-^^^-,.^- y transfering from 
^^jjfl^^^ to WSI I . 

^^^' in one of two 

ways. Either you can transfer it as a busi- 
ness elective or as Law of Commercial 
Transactions. This last option is only 
available for accounting majors. To 
Emporia state, it transfers as a core course 

for business majors. To Southwestern it 
transfers to a class by the same name. 

Third, let's check on a math/science 
class. In this case, we'll check on 
Programming "C", 

which is obviously 
a programming 
course. It's listed 
in the schedule as 
BDP 1545. This i 
transfers to ESU as 
an elective. To WSU 

it transfers as 
Beginning C Programming for Business. 

The bottom line is that in a perfect 
world, every university would accept all 
the classes of 
every other. 

Reality prevails, 
though, and it's a 
good idea to 

WICHITA STATE check out the pos ~ 

UNIVERSITY sibilities of trans- 
ferring classes 
before you make 
up your mind. Or you can just live with 
having to retake a few classes that have 
similar names and similar content. 


Jeremy Webster 

The Pulm 

Advice for 
Transfer Students 

Following is an interview with former 
Cowley student Jeremy Webster, who 
recently transferred to OSU. 
Q: When were you at Cowley? 

A: From Spring of '95 until Spring of 96 

Q: What was your major at the 

A: Pre-engineering 

Q: So your major at OSU must be 

A: Electrical engineering. 

Q: Did you have any problems 
transferring the classes you'd 
taken here at Cowley? 

A: No major problems, other than that 
since I had taken more than the required 
number of humanities courses, six of 
those hours didn't transfer to help me. 

Q: Finally, what advice would you 
have for other students who are 
planning on transferring? 

A: Always know what you're going into 
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Out with the Old 

and in with the New 


So this is it! Cowley is finally rid of me. I would 
like to warn you that this is not a sappy goodbye 
story, so you don't need to break out the Kleenex. 

Being co-editor of the Pulse has allowed me 
the chance to meet new people and inform others 
of what is going on at 
Cowley. I have really 
enjoyed my college 
experiences and I will 
miss all of it. 

It takes a lot of 
hard work and dedi- 
cation to produce a 
quality magazine. I 
think that this year we 
have gone beyond 
the call of duty. 

We had a great 
staff (when they 
showed up to class) 
that was talented and 
fun to work with. 

I wish them good 
luck and I know that they will all be 
successful in whatever they do. 

I will take with me the memories 

I started work on the Pulse last semester as a 
writer and an assistant layout designer. At the end 
of the semester, Dave asked if I would be interested 
in taking over editorship for Tori in the fall of '97. I 
accepted and Tori became my surrogate mother. I 
am the editor in diapers, as Dave so lovingly calls 


So, now that 
Tori is moving on 
to bigger and bet- 
ter things at 
College and is 
planning to be on 
their larger staff, I 
will hopefully be 
able to function in 
her place and help 
produce a quality 
and entertaining 
magazine for the 
students of 

The Pulse has a tradition of 

CAUGHT IN THE ACT Pulse editors Matt 
Davis and Tori Gann are caught eating in the 

bathroom in protest to the newiy-enforced "no being crazy and sporadic as seen 

food or drink in the classroom" rule. jn the jss(je that we f res Were 

and friendships that I have made the past two years 
here at Cowley. 

And finally I would like to say thank you to Matt 
Davis for all of his hard work that he has put into 
the magazine. I know that it will be even better next 

Goodbye to all of you and don't miss me too 

given at orientation. That issue gave you a mas- 
sive, hypnotizing swirl on the cover and animated 
pictures on the inside. This year we gave you more 
photographs and a different view of Cowley. We 
will still keep our reputation of being wild and crazy 
next year. While we'll miss Tori, I know that she will 
be of great use to her new staff. 


with a few leftover scenes from spring 4 97 

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Sponts People 

Some came from as far away as 

California, Alabama, and 

Massachusetts, others came from 

as close as Attica and right here 

in Ark City, but they all came for 

one thing... to play sports. 


Puttin' on the Hits 

During the annual lip-sync contest, the 
group Spice Guys received $50 for taking 
first place in the student category with 
their version of "Wanna Be." 


The 1997 OZ Fest drew a crowd of 
about 15,000 OZ-festians, including 
about 25 Cowley students, to par- 
take in the many activities that were 
spread out around Wi<hita\ Kansas 







Last Run 

The 22nd Annual Last 

Run Car Show, sponsored 

by the Ark City 

Tumbleweeds Sept. 26-28, 

had crowds of all ages 

wanting a peek at the 

craftsmanship of the 

restored cars. 




• News Breaks 

Everything from picnics at Orientation 
to leaks in the Brown Center 

• Looking for 1 
Lucky Numbers 

Lottery craze makes some big win- 
ners, but others are not so lucky 

• Kansas carries 
on in Ark City 

The Winfield Symphony and 
KANSAS sell out the Brown Center 

• The Oreanxcoat 

Cast of many ages performs a 
musical about Joseph's technicolor 
coat of many colors 

• Breaking up is 
Ward to do 

Freshmen break away from home 
into a new atmosphere 

20 * J** Charge 

The role that resident assistants play 
is much greater.. .starting now 

22 * Teenage Convict 

A student tells of the consequences 
of drinking and driving 


Internet Access 

With hopes of increasing student enrollment, 
Cowley College markets itself on the internet 
with an ever changing web page. 




• Friaid Weather 
ana Funky Food 

Not even the cold wind and rain 
could stop Arkalalah 

• 1TV 

Over 200 miles of fiber optic cable 
is connecting Cowley students and 

> Ceil Phones 

With day-to-day life becoming more 
mobile, students are relying on cell 
phones to keep in touch 

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We're in 
the Money! 


Just what wouldn't that amount of 
money buy? Well, for many stu- 
dents it is going to help them buy 
their education so that they might 
one day give educations. Cowley 
received this grant from Philip 
Morris Companies Inc. to launch 
a partnership with WSU to help 
low-income and minority students 
enroll in education classes who 
might not have been able to oth- 

t"^«* %J , 

Equipment. That was the main 
purpose of the grant received 
from Conoco-DuPont of Ponca 
City. The chemistry lab was in 
need of many things. This 
money was used to purchase 
three new research-grade gas 


Although one of the smaller grants 
received, this one was put to good 
use as well as any other. This 
grant was received from Pittsburgh 
Conference of Analytical Chemistry 
and Applied Spectroscopy. The 
maximum amount given to any col- 
lege is $6,000. Three melting 
point apparatuses, three inline vac- 
uum systems, three pH meters, 
and two spectrometers were pur- 

A ballerina and a supermodel? Hardly! Lester Lever and Brett Sade were victoms of hypnotist 
Frederick Winters, who visited Cowley the first week of school. Although they are the main 
attraction of this picture they were not the only ones doing things they never thought they'd do. 
(Photo by James Burkett) 

Director Mike Robe, 

an Ark City native, visited CCCC 
Oct. 27 to give a workshop for 
ACT ONE members. Robe has 
directed of over 30 documentaries 
and directed and written over 10 
movies for network television. 
Some of the network movies Robe 
has been involved with, directing 
and/or writing, are "Murder 
Ordained," "Go Toward the Light," 
"The Burden of Proof," and 
"Return to Lonesome Dove." He 
also directed "Final Descent," 
which aired on CBS Oct. 12. 

Hollywood director 

ike Robe visits with Holly 
(Photo by Kim Hockenbury) 

The president of the national 

VICA organization, Cowley's Austin Graves, and four other CCCC 
students made a trip to Washington D.C. in September. Graves, Dusty 
Schalk (who is president of the post-secondary VICA group in 
Kansas), Angie Anstine, Becky Russell, and Alex Bergkamp visited 
D.C. for the Washington Leadership Institute as part of Vocational 
Industrial Clubs of America. The conference was held Sept. 13-20. 

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The first week of classes included 
plenty of special events: 

A catered picnic was part of the 
Orientation festivities. Besides the 
picnic, students could enjoy an 
outdoor carnival. 

Grammy award winning fiddler 
Byron Berline, far right, performs 
with his band for a first-week con- 
cert in the Brown Center Theatre. 
Berline has performed and 
recorded with a variety of interna- 
tionally famous musicians, 
including the Rolling Stones. 
(Photos by James Burkett) 

Enrollment Increases 

Despite college administrators' wor- 
ries, both on and off-campus enrollment 
has increased. There are now over 
3,700 students enrolled at CCCC. This 
is an increase of over 500 since the 1 996 
fall semester and over 600 from the 
semester before that. Even with the 
increase, the full-time equivalency goal 
of 1,000 on-campus students was not 
met this semester. On-campus FTE has 
gone up from last year, but is still 1 5 
students shy of 1 ,000. 

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Falling an My 


The Brown Center, the newest 
building at CCCC to date, had one 
problem recently. Leaks! The roof 
was leaking into the art room, the the- 
atre, the north and south hallways on 
the second floor, the foyer hallway, and 
the men's restroom. At little expense 
to the college, the roofing contractors 
went to work immediately so there 
would be no more raindrops on any 

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And Aaron Akin was 
listening. The for- 
mer Cowley pitcher signed with 
the Florida Marlins in the first 
round of the 1997 draft. As a sign- 
ing bonus, Akin received $1.05 

4 Outta 5 
Ain't Bad... 

Especially when 
you are trying to 
become Miss Arkansas City. 
Cowley freshman Trisha Jolley, the 
new Miss Arkansas City, took the 
pageant with a near clean sweep. 
Jolley won four of the five awards 
received at the pageant. 

On the 



From South America 
to Kansas and now 
on to Tennessee. Pablo Mayorga, a 
sophomore form Bogota, Colombia, 
traveled to Memphis, Tenn., for the 
Rolex National Tennis Tournament. 
Mayorga qualified for nationals 
when he won the singles title at the 
Southwest Regional in Piano, 
Texas, after playing 20 sets in two 




coach: Mark Nelson is 
in his fifth year at 
CCCC. "This year's 
team is a hard working 
group," said Nelson. 
"We have the ability to 
do well but just like any 
other team we need 
players to step up." 

Players to Watch: 

Derrick Davis, 6-4, so. 
Alphah East, 6-6, so. 
Tobin Regan, 5-6, so. 
Anthony Burks, 6-8, so. 
Terry Naylor, 6-0, so. 
Russell Green, 5-10, fr. 
Byron Harvey, 6-3, so. 


Standing 6 feet 6 inches and weigh- 
ing in at 215 pounds, for the Cowley 
Tiger's men's basketball team, sophomore 
Alphah East. After being recruited late in 
the summer of 1996, East came to 
Cowley, from Greenfield, Mass., to con- 
tinue playing basketball and to further 
his education. 

East has been playing basketball 
for eight years now and he hopes to con 
tinue playing after he leaves , 
Cowley. "Next year I want to 
go to school somewhere on the 
east coast close to home," said 
East. "Hopefully I will be able 
to get a scholarship to contin- 
ue playing ball." 

The biggest transition for 
East was his surroundings. "It 
was hard getting used to the iso- 
lation and how desolate, and out 

of touch that Kansas is," said East. "The 
weirdest thing that I have seen is the 
lightning. In Massachusetts we have light- 
ning but not like in Kansas." 

This season East will be a player to 

watch on the court. "This season I am 

hoping that we win our conference 

and go onto the NJCAA National 

tournament," said East. "I plan on 

just helping out the team as much as 

possible, so we can be the 

best that we can be." 

The two people who 

have inspired East the most 

in his life are his parents. 

"My parents have been 

very loving throughout the 

good and the bad times in 

my life," said East. "They 

have taught me a lot in my 


Bowden has many hoop dreams 

Being at Cowley for two years makes 
Moneeke Bowden a familiar face. "My sum- 
mer league coach helped me out and got me 
enrolled here at Cowley so I could continue 
playing ball," said Bowden. "My uncle and 
my cousins are the ones who originally start- 
ed me playing basketball." 

Bowden is a 6-1 forward on the women's 
basketball team. "This season I 
hope that Moneeke will offer consistent 
play, stability, and leadership to our 
team," said Coach Darin Spence. Last 
season Bowden was named to the 
Region VI All-Conference team. 
She was also selected rookie of the 
year and most outstanding fresh- 
man by her teammates. 

Last season, she averaged over 1 5 
points a game for the Lady Tigers, who 
finished with a 19-12 record. 

Bowden is originally from 

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Bakersfield, Calif., and believe it or not, the 
biggest transition for her has been the weath- 
er. "The weather in Kansas is a big change 
from California," said Bowden. "I also saw an 
armadillo in Kansas and that is some- 
thing you do not see in California." 

Bowden is an Educational 
Administration major and hopes to 
:ontinue playing at a Division-I col- 
lege after leaving Cowley. 


Bowden her inspiration in 

life are her mother and 

God. "They are the people 

' who help me get through 

«ny toughest situations," 

said Bowden. "They have 

made me who I am today." 


coach: Darin Spence is in 
his first season at CCCC 
after leaving Colby 
Community College. "The 
team is working hard on the 
court as well as on their 
chemistry, which means a 
lot," said Spence. "Through 
sacrifice, hard work, and 
dedication we should do 

Players to watch: 

Moneeke Bowden, 6-1, so., 
Zakiyyah Johnson, 5-10, so., 
Brandi Harris, 5-9, so., 
Sherlanda Jackson, 6-2, so., 
Leza Narducci, 5-5, so. 



While she was div- 
ing for a ball in the 
fourth play of a match 
gainst KCK, 
broke the 
bone con- 
necting her 
i thumb to her 
right hand. 
"When I went to 
dive for the ball I 
saw that it was 
out of bounds so I put my hands out to stop from 
hitting it," said Howell. "At the time I just 
thought it was a severe jam so I finished the 
game." When Howell went to the doctor for a 
shin x-ray, the doctor thought it would be a good 
idea to also x-ray her hand. That is when Howell 
found out that she had broken her bone. Howell 
now has a pin holding it together, and she 
should be fully recovered by late December. 
Howell has been playing volleyball for 10 

years now. "My high school coach, Tom Tucker, 
got me started playing volleyball when I was in 
the fifth grade," said Howell. 

She came to Cowley from Attica to contin- 
ue playing volleyball. "I played basketball, vol- 
leyball and ran track in high school," said 
Howell. "I decided to come to Cowley for vol- 
leyball because the sport comes more naturally 
to me than the others." 

Last season Howell was named to the All- 
Conference and Region VI teams. 

Howell hopes to play volleyball at a four- 
year university. "I would like to go D-l but I am 
too short," said Howell. "I will probably take 
any offer, but I would like to stay in Kansas." 

Howell's favorite part about Cowley is her 
roommate, Courtney Renfro, and her freshman 
year. "My roommate keeps me going," said 
Howell. "She is my right hand man until I get 
back in the saddle." 

"Coming into our roommate relationship, I 
vaguely knew Jo," said Renfro. "Over time, she 
has become one of my best friends. Overall she 
is a hard-working player, and an inspirational 



coach: Deb Nittler, is in 
her 14th year at CCCC. 
"During parts of the sea- 
son, the team played just 
as well as any team I 
have ever coached," 
Nittler said. 

The 1997 season: The 

Lady Tigers ended their 
season with a confer- 
ence record of 12-6, 
placing fourth in the 
Jayhawk Conference's 
East Division. Their over- 
all record was 39-22-1. 


Men's golf 

coach: Rex Soule is in 
his second year coach- 
ing golf at CCCC. 

THE 1997 season: 

This is only the Tigers' 
second year having golf. 
Out of eight teams 
Cowley finished sixth in 
the Jayhawk 
Conference, above 
Hutchinson and Allen 
County. Cowley had two 
players finish the fall 
season in the top 25; 
Sophomore Landon 
Christie, finished 17th, 
and freshmen Stoney 
Burns, finished 21st. 

with a Golf Attitude 

After a 
semester at 

Butler County 
College last year, 
sophomore Landon 
Christie transferred to 
Cowley. "I went to 
Butler because of golf, 
but the coach and I didn't 
get along so then I decid- 
ed to come back home," said Christie. Christie 
has been playing golf competitively for eight 
years. "My father got me started playing golf," 
said Christie. "He would go out and play every 
weekend with his friends and I always went 
with him." 

Christie's mother has been the most inspi- 
rational person to him in his life. "My mother 
has helped me out so much in my life," said 
Christie. "Every time something bad happened 
she would never get mad, she always just let 

what happens, happen." 

Growing up an Ark City native, Christie 
also participated in football and baseball. "I 
chose golf over football and baseball because it 
is an individual sport," said Christie. "There is 
no coach to tell me where to play or telling me 
what to do. Also, golf makes me rely on 
myself, it is an individual sport, so that way I 
am not getting frustrated with a team." 

In July of 1997, out of 500 entrants 
Christie made it to the top 130 and qualified for 
the Kansas Amateur tournament. "It was a 
good experience for me to go to the tourna- 
ment, although I didn't play very well," said 

Next year Christie hopes to play at 
Northeast Louisiana State and major in 
Business Administration. Christie finished the 
fall season 17th out of 57 golfers in the 
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BY DERRICK DAVIS (Sophomore Elementary Education Major) 

"Just think how Jesus took a step further than his disci- 
ples and other people as well. He did things people would- 
n't do. How many people on this year's team you think 
would go that extra mile to be better than the best, without 
me saying anything" - Coach Mark Nelson. 

When I graduated from high school who would ever 
have thought I would end up at 
Cowley County in Kansas? I'm 
just an ole Alabama boy who did- 
n't know anything about college. I 
thought I just came here to play 
ball and breeze through my class- 
es. Coach Nelson made it clear to 
my parents and me that while I was 
here he was going to be my moth- 
er and father, and so far he has kept fc 
his word. He is a great coach, prob- 1 
ably the best one I have ever been 
a part of. He teaches excellence not 
only in basketball but in life. 

Coach Nelson gave me advice just like my father would 
have if I was at home. When I first arrived here, I did a lot 
of things that I should not have done, but that happens for a 
reason. People do not realize how hard it is to be a student- 
athlete. You have to try to keep yourself prioritized. 
Outsiders will try to bring you down. I respect all of coach 
Nelson's rules, but there is one rule I respect more than the 
others: look and listen while he is speaking. I can remember 
the talks we had last year about leadership in order to pre- 
pare us for this year. I have learned many different things 
and am still learning. Being a black male, I think it is impor- 
tant for me to get my degree. God has given me this talent, 
and if I don't use it, he is going to take it away. Coach 

Coach Mark Nelson 

and Derrick Davis 

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Nelson gave me talks when I was home sick, and he always 
picked me up when I was down. All of this helped me to 
learn and lead others the same way. 

Even though I still have a long way to go, I think Coach 
Nelson helped me improve and learn. Still to this day, every 
time I step into his office he gives me a little advice on a 
positive note to carry me through 
the day. The best thing about this 
situation is that you find people 
who care enough to take you in as 
their child and treat you like one of 
their own from the time you arrive 
to the time you leave. 

I have learned to be thankful for 
things I receive and things people 
do for me. I think by being an 
experienced sophomore people, 
such as freshmen, kind of look up 
to me. I will even give some of my 
teammates advice. I am really 
thankful for this opportunity and also a chance to learn. 

Coming in as a freshmen I was innocent and knew 
nothing, but by a great coach and a great program, I gained 
knowledge. So as an experienced sophomore I am trying to 
pass it down to others. There is nothing wrong with not 
knowing, but to know and still go on, that is ludicrous. 

Innocence is the freedom of guilt or sin through being 
unacquainted with evil. This really means not doing things 
that others do. Experience is the direct observation of or par- 
ticipation in events as basis of knowledge. This means that 
you have been there and done that. As a sophomore at 
Cowley, I can actually say that I have indeed learned a lot of 
things and that I am still learning to this day. 

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Looking for 


Nun\ber l i> 

A Lotto Ccnyli 


The movie "It Could Happen To You," about a man 
and woman winning the lottery, relates to an 
Ark City woman. It did happen to 
Laura Potter, who played Club 
Keno and won the jackpot. 

"Before I played," she 
said, "I had a feeling about the 
numbers." She chose eight lucky 
numbers, which all ended in 7. Seven 
proved to be a lucky number when she 
won $10,000 cash just playing one game that 
day. Thus, she became a $10,000 winner , 
from a one-dollar investment! 

Laura and her husband should 4f 
know a lot about the state lottery. They are 
co-owner's of Potters Liquor Store and own the 
Club Keno machine that customers play inside the 
store. That's where she purchased her ticket. Her hus- 
band is on the Retailer Advisory Committee for the 
Kansas Lottery and he also plays the Kansas Lottery, 
Kansas Cash, and Powerball. 

To cash in on her ticket, she had to sign the back of 
her ticket and send with it the claim form. Retailers have 
a limit of $499 per ticket to pay out; otherwise, tickets 
must be sent in to get the winnings. Kansas Lottery 


cashed her ticket and 

withheld 33 percent of 

the winnings toward taxes, 

f so she only had $6,640 left out 

of the original amount of $ 10,000. 

She and her husband plan to remodel 

their home with the money. 

Potters Liquor Store certainly isn't the only place to 
play the lottery in Arkansas City. Jiffy Trip, the city's 
smallest convenience store, located at the south end of 
town, was recognized for being fourth highest in lottery 


Ace Patel buys his 
ticket from Jiffy Trip 
early on a Wednesday 
afternoon before the 
winning lotto numbers 
are chosen for the 
night's drawing. 
(Photo by Lance 

Lottery Tf iszici 

• In November 11, 1986, 64 percent of 
Kansas voters said "yes" to the establish- 
ment of a lottery. Just 200 working days 
later, the Kansas lottery was up and away 
selling instant tickets throughout the state. 
First week sales were in excess of $7 mil- 

• January 23, 1988, the "Kansas Lottery 
Live" television show debuted at KWCH 
TV 1 2 studio in Wichita. The program 
ended July 1989. 

• May 21, 1988 First Kansas Lotto America 
jackpot winner, Linus McCue, won $11 

• November 14, 1994 lottery instituted the 
instant ticket validation system, allowing 
players to cash in their winning tickets up 
to $499 at any Kansas Lottery retailer. 

• May 17, 1995 Kansas legislature 
approved the renewal of the lottery until 
July of 2002. 

• On Sept. 27, Darin Makepeace of Kansas 
City, Kan., was the grand prize winner for 
the Win For Life drawing. The 32-year-old 
will receive $500 a month for the rest of 
his life. Makepeace chose to receive his 
Win For Life prize in monthly payments. 




sales for Kansas. Many of those that travel to buy their 
tickets are from Oklahoma, which has no lottery. "The 
largest selling day for the store is Saturday from 1 p.m. 
until 8:59 p.m," said Manager Marsha Jenkins. 

The first of five games, Lotto America, debuted in 
1988 and now is titled Powerball. Then the next four 
according to their order were Kansas Cash, instant tick- 
ets, Club Keno, and, finally, Pick 3, which was put on 
the state's gambling map in 1992. 

Cowley students also play the lottery. The most 
common games played by students include scratch 
tickets and Keno. For example, Cowley students Keira 
Gard, Carrie Struble, and Seth Henton spend and aver- 
age of $20-30 per week on the lottery. Gard recently 
purchased a ticket from where she works and won $80 
on it. 

All games require at least a one-dollar wager. 
People from various income brackets play the state's 
lottery. The interesting part about Powerball and 
Kansas Cash in particular are hearing how the players 
come up with their combination of potential winning 
numbers. Some use family birthdates, anniversary 
dates, lucky numbers from horoscopes, numbers they 
have a strong feeling about, and those numbers that 
family and friends say to use. 

The entire state benefits from the lottery's contin- 
ued success, as more than 30 cents of every dollar spent 
on a Kansas Lottery ticket is transferred to the state. 
The Kansas Lottery had transferred more than $339 
million to the state as of April 30, 1997. 

Lottery funds are used to enhance the state's eco- 
nomic development, as well as providing financial sup- 
port for correctional facilities and juvenile detention 
facilities in Kansas. 

Thirty-seven states, including Kansas, have lotter- 
ies using the proceeds to finance public functions such 
as education and transportation. For more information 
on the Kansas Lottery, visit the website at 


desire to win 

When young people are exposed to gambling by 
watching older adults play or bet, this can lead to the 
same life-style. And unlike kids who are heavy drinkers 
or get strung out on drugs, the kid who can't get through 
the day without making a bet has no slurred speech or 
glassy eyes to reveal his or her addiction. 

Experts agree that one reason compulsive gambling 
flourishes among teenagers and young adults is that 
unlike problems with drugs and alcohol, it is hard to 

Three activities most likely to lead to gambling 
among younger people: betting on games of personal 
skills, such as pool; betting on board games with family 
and friends; and betting on sports events. 

How do you know 
if you #teeef help? 

Gamblers Anonymous suggests that if you answer "yes" 
to any of the following questions, you may be addicted or 
have an inclination toward becoming addicted. 

1 . Have you ever skipped school or work to gamble? 

2. Is gambling making your home life unhappy? 

3. Is gambling affecting your reputation? 

4. Do you gamble until your last dollar is gone? 

5. Have you lied, stolen or borrowed to get money to 

6. Are you reluctant to spend "gambling money"on 
normal things? 

7. After losing, do you feel you must try to win it back 
right away? 

8. Is gambling more important than school or work? 

9. Have you ever thought of suicide as a way to 
solve your gambling problems? 

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Music Section 



Puttin' on the Hits 

Floaters and Spice Guys 


Puttin on the Hits 

Milli Vanilli aren't the only male performers paid for lip sync- 
ing. The group Spice Guys received $50 for taking first place in 
the student category with their version of "Wanna Be" at Puttin' on 
the Hits Sept. 25 in the Brown Center Theater. 

The group was made up of Jimmy Patterson, Ryan Lane, Jim 
Henry, Steven Weide, and Wes Abington. To bring the song to life 
the group dressed and danced similar to the style of the original 
group Spice Girls. 

Among faculty and staff entries, joining the Spice Guys in the 
winners circle were the Floaters, the men's basketball coaches plus 
a few little helpers, with their song "Float On." 

The student groups placing in the top four each received 
money, but the faculty teams that placed received mock trophies. 

The performers weren't the only ones that could win money. 
Between acts the audience had a chance to play "Name that Tune" 
for a few dollars. 

A total of 16 acts performed. Twelve of the 16 were student 
entries and four were faculty entries, but all put on a show for the 
audience to enjoy. 

"Spice Guys were the best entertainers, and even the Spice 
Girls themselves would be jealous if they had seen them in their 
outfits," said freshman Stacy Tennisson. 

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Kansas Concert 

The "Spice Guys," Jimmy 
Patterson, Steven Weide, Jim 
Henry (above) and Wes 
Abington, and Ryan Lane 
(right) took first prize in the 
student category with their ver- 
sion of "Wanna Be." 
(Photos by Belinda Moore) 

Fall Musical 

LEFT; The men's sophomore 
basketball team is "GoirV Back 
to Cali."; President Pat McAtee 
sings "To Know Him Is To Love 
Him" to Athletic Trainer Bruce 
Watson; The beach is the new 
meeting place for the Math and 
Science Club; Phi Theta Kappa 
perform "Pirate's Song," plac- 
ing second in the student cate- 
gory; Coach Mark Nelson 
grooves to the song "Float On," 
which placed first in the faculty 
-staff category. 
(Photos by Belinda Moore) 

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F E I I 

Rocky and Roll Forever! Cowley student 
Rocky Holman was one of many that attended 
the Oz Fest. 

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They came from far and wide on a 
mid- summer evening to be a part of an 
event that only occurs annually. They 
came to see sights and hear sounds of a 
truly diverse mixture of cultures. They 
came to reunite with friends both old and 
new. They came to celebrate life through 
music. This is their happiness. For 
"they" are the OZ-festians ! 


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The 1997 OZ-fest drew a crowd of 
about 15,000 OZ-festians, including 
about 25 Cowley students, to partake in 
the many activities that were spread out 
and around Wichita's Kansas Coliseum. 
For starters, one could venture through 
the manic scene of the carnival - a place 
filled with games of impossibility and 
without doubt the scariest rides on the 
planet - scary because the mental giants 
who erected the structures were also 
controlling them. Aside from the carni- 
val, there were booths selling wares of 
ALL things imaginable, such as cloth- 
ing, jewelry, and music memorabilia. 

Also, there were booths from area 
colleges such as Cowley, hoping to 
inform OZ-festians and expand enroll- 
ment. Completing the circle were a mul- 
titude of food vendors, of which one had 
to take out a loan in order to visit. 

In the middle of all of this was the 
heart of the excitement. Twenty-one 
bands played on two stages throughout 
the course of two evenings. Many peo- 
ple sat on blankets away from the stages 
for a more enjoyable setting. The more 
courageous could attempt to make it to 
the stage, but not without fighting their 
way through mud fights, mosh pits, 
stage divers, and crowd surfers. This 
was all one had to survive to be dubbed 
one of the Oz-festians. 


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: In front of a sell- 
out crowd and using about 70 microphones is the 
band KANSAS with the Winfield Regional 
Symphony; Steve Walsh's singing is the focal point 
of KANSAS; Bassist Billy Greer joined the band in 
1985; Guitarist Richard Williams and violinist Robby 
Steinhardt are jammin'. 

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With the help of the Winfield Symphony and a sold-out Brown Centex 

carries on 

Acknowledging the 
orchestra is Director 
Gary Gackstatter; Many 
people of all ages came 
- from small children, 
parents and grandpar- 
ents; Cowley President 
Pat McAtee applauded 
from the front row; The 
cello section warms up. 

Twenty years after starting their 
musical careers, the members of 
KANSAS don't want to be remem- 
bered as dust in the '70's wind. They 
came to campus for a performance on 
Sept. 27. 

This was the group's orchestral 
debut in preparation to record an 
album with the London Symphony in 
January. The 5 p.m. performance was 
nearly sold out and the 8:30 show was 
totally sold out. Profits went to pay for 
KANSAS travel expenses, hotel, road 
crew costs, and sound system. The 
money left over will go to the 
Winfield Regional Symphony. 

"This was a wonderful opportuni- 
ty for us," said the conductor of the 
Winfield Regional Symphony, Gary 
Gackstatter. "We have not had a con- 
cert of this magnitude in this area for 
as long as anyone can remember." 

The band started off playing 
alone and after intermission the sym- 
phony joined in. People of all ages 
attended the concert. Highlights with 
the symphony included "Cheyenne 
Anthem" and "Carry On My Wayward 

One local reviewer wrote, "It 
would be easy to make fun of these 
members of KANSAS. Though bald- 
ing and paunching, they still exhort 
their audiences to believe in some- 
thing, find the rainbow, turn around, 
look up and listen to your heart, all in 
an attempt to find some kind of power 
chord heaven." 

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Top: Joseph's brothers broke out the chaps 
and spurs to celebrate their selling of Joseph 
into slavery. 

Bottom: "Wella, I got this part" - an impris- 
oned Joseph (Ryan Smykil) interprets the 
dream of the Pharoah "King" (Jimmy 

Back off, Broadway! Here they come! 
Voices of Cowley students stunned audiences 
during the amazing performance of "Joseph and 
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." A local 
children's chorus joined in and added emphasis 
to the songs in this major production. With a 
massive set and colorful costumes, the biblical 
story of Joseph and his family came to life. 

This modern musical, written by Andrew 
Lloyd Webber, took the audience on a musical 
journey ranging from country hoe-downs to 
Jamaican reggae. The rock-n-roll King also 
made a special appearance as the pharaoh who 
asks Joseph for help interpreting his dream. 

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor 
Dreamcoat" tells the biblical story of Joseph 
and his family. The plot does not precisely fol- 
low the biblical scripture, but instead brings the 
story to life and makes it fun and easy to learn. 

Jealousy overwhelms Joseph's brothers 
when their father gives Joseph a beautiful mul- 
ticolored coat. The brothers steal Joseph's coat 
and sell Joseph as a slave, telling their father 
that he had been killed in the fields. Joseph's 
determination and dream-interpreting abilities 
help him succeed in the pharaoh's court. 
Starving, his brothers come to the Egyptian 
court asking for food. Unbeknownst to them, 
Joseph is the one who hears their appeal. Joseph 
forgives his brothers for their betrayal and helps 
them out of their family crisis. At the end of the 
story, Joseph's coat of many colors is returned 
to him. 

"This story is about forgiveness, family 
life, and triumphs," Ewing said. 

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor 
Dreamcoat" was a spectacular musical that 
showed audiences something they'd never seen 
before. It delivered entertaining fun for every- 

Counter-clockwise from top right: 

• Singing "Any Dream Will Do," nar- 
rator Micah Musson tells the story of 

• In Canaan, Jacob's family mem- 
bers introduce themselves. 

• Singing "Go, Go, Go Joseph" 
everyone celebrates Joseph's free- 

•After becoming the pharoah's num- 
ber two man, Joseph is surrounded 
by Egyptian ladies. 

n the "Benjamin Calypso," 
Joseph's brothers try to convince 
Joseph that Benjamin is innocent. 

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reaking up is hard to do 

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Freshmen breaking away from home into a new atmosphere. 
Leaving behind family, friends and the comfort of home. 
Starting a new chapter of their lives. 
Taking the first steps toward their futures. 

By Felecia Hoffman 

Lots of people from lots of towns - all bound together 
under one title - FRESHMAN. These freshmen are experi- 
encing the "I'm not 21, but I'm out on my own" syndrome. 

Take, for example, roommates. If you are a freshman, 
you start living with another person to whom you are not 
related or married, yet you are expected to "adjust." It 
sounds easy. Interviews with some freshmen indicate the 
adjustments are not too bad. Most said that their new room- 
mates have helped them in getting settled. But has college 
been everything it has been made out to be? 

"I think it is a lot worse than what I thought it would be," 
said dorm resident Selena Shippy. "I was expecting fun 
things but it hasn't been very fun. I've been a hermit." 

Homesickness did not occur for some students unti 
later. Courtney Davis said, "...after the first week o 
school, it really set in and I realized I was all by myself." 

Eric Singer said at first he felt out of place, but 
things are improving. & 

Most freshmen had been to a variety of summer ■ 
camps, so being away from home was not unusual jj| 
to them. However, for Kim Smith this was her 
first time being away from home and she said it 
was a little scary. Calls to home helped ease the 

Frequency of calls ranged from once a 
week to daily (or more). Shippy said she calls 
home every night. Datrina Doracy calls her mom 
every three days and her dad every four days. But 
most of the interviewed freshmen only called home 
once or twice a week. 

Freshmen leaving the nest seems to have the 
greatest impact on the parents. Doracy said, "I'm 
momma's baby and daddy's little girl. It was hard on 
them because I was the first to go." 

Many freshmen seemed to be finding their own 
social life. For athletes, practices seemed to absorb 
their free time. "I would be bored without baseball. It 
takes up a lot of my free time, but there is nothing else 
to do except study," said freshman pitcher Eli Goodell. 

As classes and schedules started easing, most fresh- Kathy Drouhard is one of the many freshme n who 

men, athletes and non-athletes, hoped to become more active found themS elves calling home frequently and 
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By Regina Stanton 

Starting a life on my own 

The thought of leaving home and attending college was like a night- 
mare. I never had been away from home for more than a week and a lot 
of my friends had told me about their own college experiences, and they 
didn't sound very pleasant. Besides that, I wasn't quite sure how I would 
get along with other people. 

Making new friends has never been very easy for me, so I was real- 
ly nervous about meeting new people. One good thing was that I knew 
a few students from my high school who were also attending college at 

But the biggest challenge for me was leaving my parents. Since my 

brother is seven years older than I am, it was like I was an only child; and 

being like an only child, I was really close to my parents. Leaving home 

meant that I would have to give up some of the luxuries I had been 

given and that I took for granted -like my own bathroom, telephone, 

my nice big bedroom, someone to wait on me when I get sick, not to 

mention home-cooked meals. 

The first day when students could move into the dorms was the 

worst for me. I didn't want to be here at all. I was a little scared and 

just not ready to start college yet. I arrived before my roommate 

did, so I was relieved for the time being. But when I met her, it 

turned out that we had a lot in common. 

I thought trying to find and be on time for my classes 
would kill me. But all my fears were put to rest the first day. I 
was able to find all my classes and I actually arrived there in time, 
which is unusual for me. 

Once everything settled down after the first few days and all the ner- 
vousness was gone, I started to have a whole lot of fun - hanging out 
with my old and new friends, listening to music or watching movies. 

My parents missed me more than I missed them after the first cou- 
ple of days. The first week of school alone I received five letters from 
them. I didn't receive any phone calls, though; maybe it was because I 
left my cell phone turned off. 

For never being away from home for more than a week and not 
being sure about making friends, my first week of college was fun. 



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Kristina Swartz 

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her authority as 

RA by having 

Heather Bollinger 

(on the left) beg 

for mercy. 

The role that resident assistants play 
is much greater. ..starting now. 

You can't tell me what to do! Some RAs received 
this response if they tried to tell dorm residents what to 
do. And with more RAs this year, there were, of course, 
a few more disputes between RAs and dorm residents. 

The dorms of Cowley have had RAs on the floors 
before. It's just that their role this year has been 
expanded. Resident assistants are Cowley students and 
there are three of them in each dorm. Maggie Picking, 
Vice President of Student Affairs, said, "It's going to be 
different this year because there are more of them and 
the expectations of them are higher." As for higher, all 
RAs are expected to follow the rules and make sure that 
everything is in order on the night of their duty. 

RAs have many duties to perform. Their job is to 
stay in the dorms on the nights of their duty, probably 
two nights a week. Also, they might have to stay a 
weekend or two a month. Heather Allen said, 

"Keeping an eye on things that are going on in the 
dorms" is one responsibility. But there is a lot more to 
it than just staying and watching the dorms. Other 
duties could be ceasing problems and disturbances 
before they occur, monitoring halls, communicating and 
assisting the dorm managers and the students, making 
sure regulations are being followed, and seeing that the 
floors are being kept nice and clean. 

As for being an RA, many of them feel privileged to 
be one. Kristina Swartz said, "I think of the RA position 
as an honor. I enjoy helping people and being seen as a 
leader. I like to see people happy as well as successful 
in their studies." Also, RAs feel they are more than just 
people telling dorm residents how and what to do. 
They are people just like regular residents, but with a 
little authority in the dorms. 

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Top 5 things students do that 

Drive RAs up the wall 

1. playing music too loud 

2. having hallway parties 

3. changing the conversation when the RA 
conies around the corner 

4. bouncing basketball on upper floor 

5. talking too loudly 

notes to students 

* Overall, RAs are worried about noise. 

* Remember that the RA can write residents up for 
violating some rules 

Top 5 things RAs do that make 

Students hit the wall 

1. being way too strict 

2. not understanding the whole situation 

3. taking their job too seriously 

4. thinking they're better than everybody 

5. kicking out boyfriends/girlfriends 
before they're ready to leave for the night 

notes to RAs 

* Students are adults, not kids 

* Be fair 

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by lance parkcr 

Jason Paxson 
seems to be the man 
in charge on the third 
floor in the Third 
Street dorms. Many 
of the guys on his 
floor say and know he 
does his job very well. 
Even some girls know that he 
does a good job because he 
kicks them out of his floor 
every night. 

Paxson took the position of the RA 
because he heard his dorm fees would be 
paid for. He takes his job seriously because 
the dorm managers entrusted him with the 
job and the last thing he wants to do is to let 

them down. Paxson takes his job as an honor. 
"There are not many likes about this job, the money 
maybe. The only dislike would have to be staying 
on the weekends," said Paxson. 

As for the other RAs, Paxson doesn't think he 
is the best RA because it's just hard to say who the 
best RA is if everyone does the job right. Paxson 
said, "This will be a learning experience about how 
(above) Smashing loud speakers is one to deal with people in a leadership 


So guys on the third floor of 
the Third Street dorms, 
watch out for Paxson, 

of Paxson's threats while on duty, 
(below) When Paxson is off duty you can 
often find him in his bed. 

(photos by Charlie Burkholder) 

because if you're break- 
ing the rules, he will be 
after you. 

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know. Some kids might think it's cool or 
some kids might get pressured. Boredom 
would probably be what my friends and I 
would blame our underage drinking escapade 
on. Our escapade also led us into a little brush 
with the law. 

Last winter, my friends and I were loung- 
ing around the house one day trying to decide 
what to do over the weekend. Nothing was 
going on in town and one of my friends sug- 
gested going to a bull riding rodeo out of 
town. We had been to the place before and 
knew there was a rodeo dance after the rodeo, 
and we also knew that where there was a 
rodeo there were cowboys. Road trip! 

On many road trips there was some type 
of alcohol involved. We headed out of town 
and were toasting a few on the road. We were 
singing along to the radio, having a good time 
and being careful; so we thought. About fifty 
yards from the rodeo, we saw flash- 
ing red and blue lights in the back 
windshield. We were pulled over! 

We were all arrested and taken 
to the county jail. None of us 
thought we were drunk, but accord- 
ing to the breathalizer test we had to 
take at the station, we were legally 
drunk. We were all issued minor in 
consumption tickets and the driver 
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impounded so we had to call for a ride 
back home. None of us called our parents. 
We all called boyfriends or friends back 
home, but none of them were home. Three 
of the girls worked at a local restaurant and 
decided to give their boss a call and ask her 
to come get us. Luckily, she answered and 
agreed to come pick us up. 

While waiting at the station, we had 
one friend making fun of being in jail. She 
told us she was trying to lighten the atmos- 
phere. It was not working! The cops were 
telling us drunk jokes and the local inmates 
were yelling at us. The inmates were all 
males so we weren't allowed in the cell 
area. We had to sit in a waiting room. Our 
ride finally arrived. My friends were never 
so happy to see their boss standing there 
asking us what happened. For a long time 
afterward whenever she would wait on our 
table at the restaurant, we tipped her big 
money. We owed her. 

A lot of people ask my friends and 
me if we were scared in jail. Heck 
yeah! We were scared to go home 
and tell our parents. While in jail all 
of us girls were trying to decide how 
we were going to tell our parents. 
The consequences of breaking the law 
didn't scare us as much as our par- 
ents' punishment would. 

Our parents and the law really sur- 
prised us. Our parents were pretty 



If you're going to do the crime, you have to pay the 
time and the fine. After considering the number of offenses of 
the offender and the age of the person, the court will decide the 
punishment. Even though Kansans cannot legally drink until 
the age of 21, if they are caught drinking underage with an ille- 
gal alcohol limit of .08, they will be charged as an adult. If the 
offenders are caught drinking and driving, they will be charged 
with a DUI. If they are not driving, but possess alcohol inside 
a vehicle, they will be charged with minor in consumption or 
minor in possession violation. According to the Cowley 
County Attorney's Office: 

Consequences of a Minor in 

Consumption/Possession Violation 

(considering it is a first offense.) 

1 . Ordered on a diversion for six months 

2. Ordered to pay a diversion fee of $50, a court fee 
(even if you don't have to attend a court session) of 
$102.50, and a maximum fee of $500. 

3. Ordered to serve 20 hours of community service 

*lf the offender abides by all of the diversion agree- 
ments during the diversion time the charges against 
the offender will be dropped. 

Consequences for a DUI violation 
(considering it's a first offense.) 

1 . Offender may or may not be issued to serve 
jail time; it depends on the severity of the case and 
what other laws were violated. 

2. Ordered to pay a court fee of $250, a violation 
fee of a maximum of $1000, and in most cases a 
lawyer fee of a minimum of $300. 

3. The offender ordered on probation for a mini- 
mum of six months. 

4. The offender's license is revoked for up to a 


upset, but they were also glad we were okay and that we 
weren't hurt. Because I was 18 my parents didn't ground 
me. They didn't kick me out or anything that drastic. It did, 
however, take me a long time to gain their trust back. 

All of our parents agreed that we did the crime and so 
we would pay for the crime. We had to pay for a lawyer, 
which if you ask me was a waste of money. We had to pay 
a fine and we were put on a diversion, which is like proba- 
tion. We also had to serve 20 hours of community service. 

Many of you are wondering: did we learn our lesson? 
Yes and No. I'm not going to lie. I have drank alcohol 
since the incident, but I don't drink and drive. My friends 
and I don't drink inside a vehicle and if we get inside a 
vehicle and we've been drinking, we have a designated dri- 

We know what we did was wrong, but you can't single 
us out and say we're trouble makers or anything insulting. 
A lot of teenagers do exactly what we did and never learn. I 
learned, but I don't think I learned the hard way. Learning 
the hard way could cause a serious accident and could 
endanger someone's life. 

Photo-illustrations by 
Lance Parker & Matt Davis 




The 1997 Arkalalah Festival brought with it 

Frigid Weather 

& Funky Food 


What other weekend would mother nature decide to cast 
her spell of cold wind and rain but Arkalalah weekend? Cold 
and dreary would best describe the 66th Annual Arkalalah 
Festival. The strong Kansas wind brought chilly temperatures 
and little spurts of cold rain that interrupted the Saturday 
parade, but in the words of show business "the show must go 
on," and it did. 

Below: SCRUMPTIOUS! Glenn Walton tries some 
alligator on a stick. 

Right: Southern cookin' north of the Border! Gator 
Bill's packs 'em in with a little bit of cajun cuisine. 
Below Right: Roasted - that means warm! Warm 
roasted corn was a popular food item that kept 
Arkalalah goers satisfied during the cold winds. 
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Even the cold wind and rain didn't dampen the spirits of 
many Arkalalah visitors, who just found ways to keep warm. 
Many were bundling up, while others were hiding out from the 
cold rain underneath umbrellas or downtown awnings. Others 
found the concession booths held a little bit of warmth. There 
were over a dozen food booths this year at the festival. The 
menu varied from traditional carnival food to novelty dishes 
with a touch of culture and diversity. Cajun cuisine in Kansas? 
Noway! But it's true, and you 
would find it at Gator Bill's. 

This was the third year that 
Bill and Bonnie Gaddis of 
Jennings, Okla., participated in 
the Arkalalah festival with their 
food booth Gator Bill's. The 
couple served up some unusual 
cuisines for Kansas. They served 
gator on a stick, Aussie Ice, 
shrimp, shrimp etoufee and 
cheesecake. I got the pleasure of 
trying some of the scrumptious cajun food. I tested the gator 
on a stick. I'll have to admit I was a little wary of trying it, but 
it passed the test. It was actually good; it tasted a bit like 
chicken only a little bit tougher. It did, however, put a small 
hole in my wallet. I wanted to try more cajun cookin' and 
some Aussie Ice, but in the cold weather the word ice 
described how my feet felt. 

The drink of choice at this Arkalalah was a battle between 

the hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Needless to say snow 
cones and ice cold lemonade were not the 'hottest' selling 

Arkalalah brought many activities to the community. 
Queen nominations took place prior to the Arkalalah festival 
and five sophomore queen candidates were chosen: Angie 
Anstine, Krista Broce, Kara Kemp, Laura Trenary, and Cassi 
Vandever. The crowning of the queen to represent the 66th 

annual Arkalalah festival took 
place Friday night in the Cowley 
gym. The Cowley Tigerettes per- 
formed during the coronation cer- 
emony. And finally, Cassi 
Vandever was named Miss 
Arkalalah '97 

"I was really honored to be 
chosen Miss Arkalalah. Even 
being chosen a queen candidate 
was an honor to all of us," 
Vandever said. "Coronation was 
really a lot of fun. The singing and the dance performances 
were exciting. They also made me relax a little bit." 

Visiting queens from surrounding towns also visited and 
were honored during the coronation ceremonies. They were 
also treated to a ride through the parade, each in a unique auto- 
mobile. Trisha Jolley, a sophomore at Cowley, represented 
Ark City as the reigning Miss Arkansas City. 

Above: Queen Alalah candidates try to keep warm riding down Summit 
Street during the Arkalalah parade. 

Left: Queen Alalah '97 Cassi Vandever waves to the crowd after being 
crowned Miss Arkalalah. (photo by James Burkett) 

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A festival of fast cars and burnt rubber that pays homage to the 

'Joy of Man's Desiring' 


Almost every man dreams about 
the same thing: owning his own hot 
rod. The 22nd Annual Last Run Car 
Show, sponsored by the Ark City 
Tumbleweeds Sept. 26-28, allowed 
crowds of all ages to enjoy the fumes 
of burning alcohol and carbon monox- 
ide. What a rush! The smell of car 
exhaust mixed with popcorn and hot 
dogs could lure any man out of his 
easy chair. 

"This show is not just for fast cars. 
Looks are what win trophies, not 
speed," said Linda Neal, who tended 
the registration booth this year. 

This is the only weekend in which 
a man can look at every righteous, 
sweet thing that drives by and not be 
slugged by his wife or girlfriend. The 
weekend can best be described as one 
of men drooling and women being 
dragged along for the ride. 
Fortunately, there is no law against 
dreaming, and it was definitely a 
weekend of dreams. The sound of a 
400-horsepower motor revving up is 
enough to send chills down a man's 
back. The older generation was 
remembering the good old days, while 
the younger generation was awaiting 
their turn behind one of these dream 

About 847 cars showed up, com- 
pared to 834 last year. This show of 
wheels isn't just for cars, though; the 
hogs were out in full force, too. Some 
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them than their four-wheel buddies. 

A lot of dreams were met this 
weekend. Car buffs didn't have to 
look in a magazine - they could watch 
firsthand as speedsters cruised up and 
down Summit Street. Not surprisingly, 
the local police gave more tickets for 
rapid acceleration than during any 
other weekend. Car enthusiasts may 
have felt lumps in their throats as the 
show ended, but they would have 
another year to either prepare their cars 
for next year or to dream about muscle 
cars. Who says men aren't sensitive? 

ABOVE: This 1960 Corvette won Best 
Street Machine. 

RIGHT: Some men were in hog heav- 
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night, many Last Run partici- 
pants and visitors drag Summit, 
but sometimes at a price. The 
local police gave out more tick- 
ets for rapid acceleration than 
during any other weekend. 

LEFT: Representing the Drug 
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Education (D.A.R.E.) program, 
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entered this 1948 Chevy. The 
car traveled almost 400 miles 
round trip to enter the show. 

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Taking education to a new level 

provides basis for visual learning 

When she graduates from Caldwell High School in May, 
Erin Powell will have already completed College Algebra and 
General Psychology, even though no one at her school taught the 
classes. And she didn't have to drive anywhere to do it. How? 
Through Cowley's Interactive Television network. 

Erin, a National Merit Scholar, has taken ITV courses since 
her eighth grade math class and has received credit through ITV 
for her required classes as well as additional ones for college . 
Though she has taken many classes over ITV, most of her credit 
hours will be counted as high school credit. 

Erin does see some drawbacks to ITV education, though. 
"The psychology class requires some group interaction and on 
the ITV program this is a little difficult," she said. Once in a 
while, she and her classmates travel to other outreach centers and 
are able to plan activities so they have the chance to interact 

There are many reasons why Cowley's ITV network is ben- 
eficial to both the student and instructor. The students can now 
take courses that may not be offered through their high school 
and receive both high school and college credit at the same time. 
Since the students are taking the course at their high schools, the 
cost is cheaper for the class. A plus for both the student and 
instructor is that neither one have to travel any extra distance to 
be able to take the class or teach the 
class. If instructors want to travel to 
one of the outreach centers instead of 
seeing the class only on screen, they can 
go to that location. 

The South Central Kansas 
Educational Network was born April 
13, 1992. when the system officially 
became fully operational. Here are a 
few details: 


Currently there are over 200 miles 
of fiber optic cable network allowing 
students at each of the connecting sites 
to hear, see, and learn in color and in full 
motion. The ITV program was one of 
the first clusters of schools in the coun- 
try to be linked to a community college. 
There are now 1 1 sites that use the net- 
work: Cowley's main campus in Ark 
City, Caldwell, Argonia, Oxford, 
Wellington, Conway Springs, South 
Haven, Udall, Cedar Vale, Cowley's 
Mulvane campus, and Cowley's 
Southside Education Center in Wichita. 
And the list continues to grow. 

ITV has given Erin 
Powell, a senior at 
Caldwell High School, 
the ability to take 
advanced courses 
offered over the system 
which are not taught at 
her high school. 


The network allows students in smaller communities to take 
college courses over ITV. The instructor can teach from one loca- 
tion and actually teach the course to multiple locations at the same 
time. Gary Detwiler, CCCC's video network technician, likes the 
idea that telephone companies can provide upgrades in the latest 
technology at no cost to the consortium. 

Cowley County Community College 
Outreach Center Sites 


Occasionally, the system has technical problems or something 
that slows progress down, which causes outreach centers to be 
inconvenienced. One example would be audio difficulties - 
sound may not be clear on the microphone. For the high schools 
in the network, coordinating daily schedules can be difficult. A 
fire drill at one high school site can disrupt a class session, for 

example. Also, 
some schools take 
vacation breaks at 
different times dur- 
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The ITV 
program will soon 
have a second site 
through a recent 
$96,000 grant from 
Philip Morris 

Companies Inc. to 
launch a partner- 
ship with Wichita 
State University. 
The second site 
will be on 
Cowley's main 
campus in the 
Resource Library 
room, which will 
feature a digital 
mode that will 
allow many more 
sites. The informa- 
tion will be shared 
between Cowley 
and Wichita State 
and also will be 
able to give infor- 
mation to two out- 
reach centers: 
Mulvane and 
S o u t h s i d e 
Education Center. 




Roaring into the 


Cowley's website is 
constantly evolving 
to maintain current 
information and 
attract new students 


Cowley College's roaring mascot, the 
tiger, now greets all who log on to Cowley's 
website, thanks to the efforts of Susan 

Although the site has been accessible 
since the fall of 1996, Rush said that the site 
has undergone a great many revisions 

"Web pages are 

never finished; they 
are always evolving. 
It's a constant evolu- 
tion," Rush said. 

Charles Mc- 
Kown, who maintains 
the site, said the key 
to web pages is keep- 
ing the information 
current. "About once 
every two weeks the 
information needs to 

be updated," he said. 

Although there aren't any statistics out 

about the effectiveness of the web page, 

McKown said it is a marketing tool. 

"We know of three students, who are currently enrolled 

in Cowley, that made their decision to enroll based on the 

information found on the web page," McKown said. 

Initially, there were no plans to create a website, but after 

"1 am very 
interested in 
hearing the 
input of the 

Susan Rush, creator 
of cccc's web page. 

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Rush began teaching herself HTML, she decided to make the 
lesson meaningful. HTML stands for hyper-text markup lan- 
guage, which is the computer code used to create web pages. 
"I decided to teach myself the HTML language. After I 
had designed a web page, it just took off from there," Rush 

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Mom, Guess What I Learned? 

Dear Mom, 

You will be happy to know that college is going 
great and I am learning new things every day. Wednesday 
I went into the new internet lab and surfed the net. Many 
students were in the lab working on assignments, but not 
me. I was just goofing around. Go figure! My friend 
showed me how to use some really cool search engines 
where I found yahoo and excite. Don't ask me how they 
came up with these search engine titles. Somebody must 
have accidentally created the internet and yelled out 
yahoo. I don't know. 

I thought I would explore a bit just to get the feel 
of the internet. That is where I found a chat house where 
I could talk to lots of different kinds of people. After all, 
I'm in college now and I need to expand my horizons. I 
know you always told me not to talk to strangers, and now 
I know why. There are very strange individuals on the 
internet, and the ones that talked to me seemed perverted. 
Nobody told me it was uncool to use my real name while 
I was in the chat house. I could have used a conceited 
code name, like Foxy Lady. Many of them had names 
like Top Gun and Romeo. I was not in the chat house 
very long when some guy asked me if I wanted to go into 
a private room so we could talk. Don't worry, mom, I 
didn't really do it. I told him I never enter a private chat 
room on the first chat. Then some other guy started ask- 
ing me questions and I had no idea what some of the 

words meant. 
They never 
taught those 
words in high 
school, not 
even in sex 
class. After I 
finally found 
someone who 
would actually 
tell me what the words meant, I decided to get the heck 
off of the internet. Even though college is supposed to be 
an eye-opening experience, I still don't think that I'm pre- 
pared to lose my innocence to internet chat rooms. 

Love, Felecia 

a.k.a. Foxy Lady 

felecia_h @ 

P.S. Send Money! I really need a computer in my dorm 

The information available to students on Cowley's site 
includes admissions, scholarships, athletics, outreach cen- 
ters, careers, majors, and activities. 

Rush is currently revising the career web page to pro- 
vide more information on resume writing, applying for 
jobs, and interview skills. She would also like to create an 
advisor biography page, so students can get an idea of who 
their advisors are before meeting them in person. 

Although there are a few sections that aren't fully 
developed, Rush said she hopes more people will begin 
learning HTML. 

"The language is not that hard to learn. I would like to 
see more people learn the language to help in the creating 
and improving of Cowley's website," she said. 

Students are encouraged to explore the website and 
give all suggestions and comments to Rush. 

"I am very interested in hearing the input of the stu- 
dents. Making the web page successful is going to have to 
take a lot more people contributing their ideas and com- 
ments," Rush said. 

ILIR KUQI, a lab assistant, tests out the new 
Galle Johnson internet lab. The lab offers 
students internet access, as well as pro- 
grams to aid in class assignments. 



With day-to-day life becoming more mobile and 
communication becoming more important, students 
I are relying on 

ell phones 

to keep in touch 

"Have you ever had the terrible experience of being 
stranded out in the middle of nowhere due to automobile 
problems? Have you ever had to face the disappointment of 
being late to an important meeting or engagement? Have you 
ever been on the road, and for security reasons felt that you 
needed to call a loved one? Or even worse, have you ever been 
racing down the highway in your new convertible sports car, 
when suddenly you feel the need to buy a new stock or order 
expensive take-out"? If you said, 'I have!' to any of these ques- 
tions, then YOU probably need a cellular phone!" 

The above statement is the familiar sound of a cellular 
salesman trying to sell you not only a portable phone, but hope- 
fully a more convenient lifestyle. Every day life seems to be get- 
ting more and more convenient, thanks to technology. 

As a former cell phone salesman, I estimate that at least 10 
percent of Cowley students currently have a cellular phone. 
Many more may have tried to get phones, but not did not quali- 
fy for one. Usually, in order to qualify for a cellular phone, you 
must have what is called "A class" credit. For most people start- 
ing college, their credit is just being built. In most cases, you 
must be at least 18 years old in order to get one; however, if the 
sales company agrees, your parents can have the phone placed 
under their name. 

This brings up a concern shared with many ex-cellular 
users here on campus. Being in college means you've got places 
to go and people to see. When you're on the go a lot, keeping in 
touch with many different people at once can be difficult. That's 
when a cellular phone comes in handy (handy equals expensive 
in this case). 

But be sure to read the fine print. Using a cellular service 
like a home phone can become expensive. Cowley Instructor 
Mark Jarvis can vouch for that. "Cellular service is initially pre- 
dictable," Jarvis said. "However, new charges are added later for 
several reasons, making your bill go up. Also, you will be sur- 
prised how quickly you can use up your time." 

Many students who had cellular phones have either been 

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Equipped with a cell phone, Jesse Perrin participates in the 
Volunteer Fair. (Photo by James Burkett) 

denied credit or disconnected from their service. Cellular phones 
can be an asset, no doubt, and at the same time they can be a bur- 
den. My advice is to look into something called prepaid cellular. 
So whenever you see someone on or off campus chatting 
and laughing away on a cell phone, stop and have a little laugh 
yourself. Because hey, the joke may soon be on them! 

Technology ^ 

Note from the Editor 


Saved our Layouts 


As you look through this edition of the PULSE, you 
may have noticed how graphical this publication has 
become. A publication of this type is meant to be enter- 
taining, and what entertains more than treats for the eyes? 

The staff has worked hard this semester to keep our 
publication on the cutting edge. One of the main reasons 
we have been able to keep up is our newly-acquired tech- 
nology. Last semester it started with a scanner. This 
semester one of the 
most helpful tools 
we have is our new 
digital camera. The 
Olympus D-300L 
is an incredible 
machine that saves 
time and money. 

To start, the 
digital camera looks 
and works like most 
any other camera. It 
has a viewfinder, a 
flash, and you just 
point and shoot. 
The difference is that there is no film. The pictures are all 
stored on a small microchip inside the camera. It can hold 
up to 30 high-resolution pictures at a time. 

After the pictures are taken is when the real time-saving 

of digital technology is realized. 
Normally, with a traditional cam- 
era, the film would have to be 
developed, the pictures would have 
to be printed, the prints would have to be scanned, and the 
the scans would have to be placed into the pages of the 
magazine. With the Olympus, you just run a cable from 
the camera to the computer and download the pictures 
directly onto the hard drive. That bypasses all of the dark- 
room work and 
saves over one hour's 
worth of time for 
each picture. 

Considering there 
are 75 pictures in 
this magazine, that's 
a potential savings 
of over 75 hours. 

With digital tech- 
nology, it gives us 
the chance to 
manipulate and play 
with pictures. 

While none of the 
pictures in this magazine were manipulated to change your 
perception of the stories, some were changed to fit the lay- 
outs of the pages. Just to show you the potential of the dig- 
ital technology, above is an example of the capabilities. 






1997 Fall PULSE 








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Spring 1998 

With a new mission 
and a new look, 
Cowley College 
launches into a new 
era as it celebrates its 




Making a stand in the Region VI tourna- 
ment, Anthony Burks and the Tigers 
advanced to the quarterfinals, while the 
Lady Tigers advanced to the finals and 
finished with a best-ever record. 

Neu?s Etaeaks 

From the Technology and Career 
Conference (pictured at left) to an 
appearance by Family Ties' Skippy, plen- 
ty of newsworthy events happened on 
campus during the spring semester. 

Henoes and 

No written tests, plenty of group work 
and responsibility, and even historical 
snacks are all part the new Integrated 
Studies program. 




Piper Ewing and Angie 
Dexter were among the 

cast of women who stole 
the stage in the spring 

play "The Odd Couple." 




• From around the 
world to Cowley 

Cowley hosts 10 international students 
from Zimbabwe to England, 

• Students of the 

Up close profiles of this year's Students 

of the Months. 


• Homecoming 
heats up campus 

Homecoming week keeps students busy 
with many activities from "Tiger for Hire" 
to the coronation of Homecoming king 
and queen, 

• Danciri the night 
away once again 

The Senior-Senior Prom in March 
proved enjoyable for those attending, 

• Something old, 
"tCy something new 

Over the years, pictures show that the 
campus has changed dramatically, 

• Making a splash 
■^A? Funding and endowment campaign 

includes a duck race, 

• Both sides of the 

2.2. educational story 

Feature profiles on teachers and stu- 
dents at Cowley. 


Ruff Reddens 

Encouraging young students to improve 
their reading skills is the name of the game 
for the volunteers in "Ruff Readers." 


• Storm survivor 

The college's 75th anniversary celebra- 
tion features Mt. Everest storm survivor 
Beck Weathers 

• Intense education 

Medical Intensive Care Training program 

involves a lot of classwork and practical 



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Finding the 
Right Path 

Pathfinders, a Service Learning 
Central program, was on the move 
a lot this year. The team of eight 
full-time and four alternate Cowley 
students and AmeriCorps members 
travelled the state of Kansas deliv- 
ering the message of service. Their 
presentations encourage high 
school students to get involved in 
their school and community. 

■ In one week alone, Pathfinders 
members travelled 1,763 miles and 
spent 30 hours in the van to visit 
Kansas Association of Youth 
Conferences in five towns. 

■ This school year, the Pathfinders 
travelled about 6,000 miles and 
talked to nearly 5,000 students. 

■ The Pathfinders spent nearly 1 15 
hours in vehicles on their trips this 

■ True to their name, the team has 
never been lost during a road trip, 
but their trip to Kensington this 
year was memorable. After it start- 
ed snowing on the way there, 
Kerry Conner-Schnackenberg, who 
hadn't driven on snow or ice yet, 
began driving. After stopping for 
directions, driving two hours out 
of the way, and going to eat at a 
restaurant that wasn't open, the 
Pathfinders arrived safely at their 

The Red Cross 
held a blood 

drive in February 
in the Wright Room 
of the Brown 
Center. According 
to Nurse Vicki 
Givens, the blood 
drive was a success 
with 79 donors 
signed in and 69 
able to donate. 

Where there's smoke... 

there should already be a fire extinguisher 

In March, a Fire 
Extinguisher Training 
Day was held at the 
shipping and receiving 
building. Those tak- 
ing the training course 
were told that it is 
important that every- 
one be educated on 
how to use a fire 
extinguisher in case of 
an emergency. The 
purpose of the training 

not only was to benefit those who attended but also the lives of everyone around 
them. There were four different 45-minute sessions available for the convenience 
of those with busy schedules. 

Doin' It Cowboy Style 



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Arkansas City native and country 
singer Randy Juden opened for 
Baxter Black in mid-January at 
the Brown Center by performing 
his combination of country music 
and acting. Juden performs shows 
for all ages throughout the 
Midwest. "I really do several dif- 
ferent types of shows depending 
on my audience," said Juden. 
This was the first time Juden and 
Black had performed together. 

Baxter Black 

Tigerette Performance Line competes in nationals 

Bound for Florida 

The Performance Line, 
shown at left during a 
Cowley game, participated 
in the National 
Cheerleading and Dance 
Association competiti in 
Daytona Beach, Fla., 
April 1-5. "What a trip 
and learning experience," 
said sponsor Lana Sleeper. 

Grammy nominated 

musician John 


performed with the 

Winfield Regional 

Symphony in February at 

Southwestern College in 

Winfield. The symphony 

was under the direction of 

Cowley Instrumental 

Director Gary Gackstatter 

and included several 

Cowley students. 

At Cowley's Technology 
and Career Conference in 
February, visitors could view a 
working model of a helicopter 
engine shown by Ed Turner. 
Many other programs were 
available from Stress on a 
Boeing Air Frame to Ecology 
and Wildlife Management. 
The conference had a great 
turnout - 13 high schools 
attended with a total of 95 stu- 




In recognition of 
National Health and 
Wellness Week, 
Health Services sponsored a 
Brown Bag Lunch Series on a vari- 
ety of health and wellness topics. 
For example, Dr. David Ross, a 
local family practice physician in 
the Ark City community for over 20 
years, discussed the "Principles of 

makes the 

On Martin Luther 
King Jr. Day, Cheryl 
Brown Henderson spoke at the 
"Celebration of Unity." Henderson 
reminded us that our diversity is 
why we commemorate MLK Jr. 
Day. She said that despite our dif- 
ferences, we inherited each other 
and that is the most precious of 

wasn't just 

In mid-February, 
Family Ties' very 
own 'Skippy,' known in real life as 
Marc Price, was welcomed into the 
Brown Center. The standup comic, 
however, wasn't welcomed by 
many. Fewer than 50 students 
attended the show sponsored by 
the Student Government 

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Winslow, Lisa Young, Chad Buell, 
Travis Shivers and Lisl Olson 




Coach Mark Nelson 
equaled his overall best 
season record as coach. 
"We had a good bunch of 
guys this year and they 
kept bringing more and 
more into each game." 

The men ended the sea- 
son with a record of 25-7, 
losing to Barton County in 
the Region VI quarterfi- 

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Derrick Davis was named 
All Conference and 
Anthony Burks was named 
Honorable Mention for the 
Jayhawk East. 



The women ended their sea- 
son with the record 32-2, 
which is the best record ever 
set by a Cowley women's 
basketball team. They 
ended their season losing to 
Coffeyville in the Region VI 

Moneeke Bowden and 
Zakiyyah Johnson were 
named All Conference, while 
Brandi Harris, Shay Jackson, 
and Ayeshia Smith (freshman 
of the year) got Honorable 
Mention for the Jayhawk 
East. Also Coach Darin 
Spence was named Eastern 
Coach of the Year. 




Men's Golf 

The men's golf team tried 
throughout the year to shoot 
close to Coach Rex Soule's 
standard of under 80 strokes 
per 18 holes. At most tourna- 
ments this goal was accom- 

As a team the golfers consis- 
tently finished in the middle of 
their opponents. Sophomore 
Landon Christie was usually 
the team's top performer. 


After winning the national 
championship last year, 
this year's team has some 
hard footsteps to follow. 
"There's no doubt that 
there is a lot of pressure 
on this year's team," said 
Assistant Coach Darren 

Cowley was picked to win 
the Jayhawk East. Even 
though they started out 
winning only four out of 
the first 10 games, their 
slugging and winning ways 
soon returned in time for 
the conference season. 

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Stacy Eastman, and 
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Head coach Ed Hargrove 
knows the Lady Tigers 
have a good chance to 
make it to the national 
tournament this year, and 
that is only possible if they 
win Region VI first. 

With two returning Ail- 
Americans, Cassi 

Vandever and Suzanne 
Kerr, and a better pitch- 
ing rotation, the women 
hope to dominate. 
Cowley will look to get 
revenge on Johnson 
County, which beat 
Cowley last year in the 
Region VI tournament. 



The men's tennis team 
had to overcome a slow 
start. At spring break, the 
team had been scheduled 
to play 1 2 matches but 
had actually played only 
five due to the weather. 

Cowley's men tennis was 
ranked among the top six 
in the NJCAA. Among sin- 
gles players, Pablo 
Mayorga and Shae Wright 
appeared in the national 
rankings; both are return- 
ing sophomores. The two 
were also ranked among 
the top five nationally as a 
doubles team. 



Coach Andre Spence 
began her first year of 
coaching women's tennis 
at Cowley in the Fall of 
1997. Her team consisted 
of only two players at that 
time. An intense recruiting 
effort on her part raised 
that number to seven. 

The team set a goal of 
winning the region led by 
the number one doubles 
team of April Demaree 
and Laetitia Sanders. 

photos by Chad Buell 
and James A. Powers 

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Students from 
Around the 


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Shiho Kadoya 
Miho Takahashi 



"Dashuri, paqe, and besim" are all words in the 
Albanian language. These words translated into the 
English language are love, peace, and trust. Ilir Kuqi, of 
Albania, used these words because he wants all 
Americans to know and apply these acts to their everyday 

During spring Cowley's 
Ark City campus had 10 inter- 
national students in atten- 
dance. That's not including 
other surrounding outreach 
centers. This is about average 
compared to past years at 

So how do international 
students wind up at Cowley? 
Many of them hear about 
Cowley through international 
educational agencies and list- 
ings in brochures. Since 
Cowley doesn't recruit for 
international students, ser- 
vices for them are limited. 
That is why American culture is needed for them to keep 
coming. "Cowley is more for them to grow," said Susan 
Rush, director of testing and career services. 

The international students that are on the campus 
come from all over the globe: Japan, Columbia, England, 
Albania, Bulgaria, and Zimbabwe. 

International students definitely come over to 

Mayuko Takeuchi, Maya Arao, and Yumi Ochiai - all from Japan 
(photo by Regina Stanton) 

America with many difficulties. One major difficulty 
would be language. Another thing that most of them 
agreed upon is the major difference between food in their 
countries and food in the United States. They were sur- 
prised when they saw the many different kinds of foods, 
such as fat free, low fat, and diet. Some of the students 
even noticed that American foods 
have many calories. One student 
commented that in her own cul- 
ture they don't wear shoes at all 
inside the house. 

When staying in the 
United States, international stu- 
dents can either like or dislike 
things Americans do. Some of 
: v .nxd the things that they like about 

America is the freedom American 
citizens have. They like the fact 
that America has more opportuni- 
ties compared to what their coun- 
try might have. Also, they like 
how the people in America are 
more friendly and more outgoing 
than what it is like in their own countries. The only real 
dislike that they have is the violence that the United 
States has. If they could help or change anything about 
America it would be public transportation and something 
to put an end to violence. So no matter what they like or 
dislike about the United States, they seem to feel privi- 
leged about coming to school in America. 



Three classes in one 

Heroes and Villains 

a new way of learning 


Ever heard of a class with no written 
tests and plenty of group work? If this 
sounds like the type of class you're will- 
ing to take, then the new Integrated 
Studies program, "Heroes and Villains," 
is for you. Of course, there is a catch to 
this new class. "Heroes and Villains" con- 
sists of three classes: Sociology, U.S. 
History Since 1876, and Composition II. 
The class is three hours long and is taught 
by three teachers, one for each area: Judy 
Queen in Sociology, Paul Stirnaman in 
History, and Pam Doyle in Composition 

According to Queen, the class has a 
very informal structure. "We are directing 
the students rather than 'spoon feeding' 
them," she said. There is a lot of class dis- 
cussion and not a lot of lecturing. 

"The responsibilities for learning 
materials are more on the students," 
Doyle said. Students take an idea given by 
the instructors and find information for 
themselves. "The students are learning 
wherever their research takes them," 
Doyle said. 

One of the three integrated studies groups poses after their second five-weeks pre- 
sentation over prohibition & lawlessness. 

Both Doyle and Queen think that the 
class has a good concept of group and 
individual work. "It is working well for 
students with self-discipline and a high 
motivation for 
learning," Doyle 
said. The class also 
teaches students 
other life skills. 

"The students 
are learning man- 
agerial skills as 
well as learning 
information about 
the areas studied," 
Queen said. "They 
have to have lead- 
ers in the groups 
who can divide the 

According to 

Tara Underkofler, Priscilla Strange, and Josh Fleig give their pre- 
sentation on the Gilded Age. (Photo by Lisl Olson) 

(Photo by Lisl Olson) 
Queen, the number of students enrolled in 
the spring class, 38, was just right. 

"It's the right size," she said. "We can 
get around and help everyone and get to 
know each student individually." 

Both Doyle and Queen think that 
most students like the concept of the class 
and they are adapting to it. 

"It creates a bridge between all the 
classes that's hard to understand if they 
were taught individually," Tara 
Underkofler, one student, said. 

Like any new program, there are 
some adjustments to make. According to 
Doyle, the lack of structure in the class 
doesn't work well for some students like it 
does for others. The instructors are trying 
to find a way to work out the problem. 

The class will be offered once again 
next spring. 

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Studcnto Of 
The D/KotitWA 

Mark Shrewsberry 


Mark Shrewsberry is a 
sophomore and a liberal arts 
major. He is a tutor in 
American Government, 
Philosophy, and English, 
and he is president of the 
Returning Students 
Organization. He is a mem- 
ber of the Phi Theta Kappa 
Honor Society and is on the 
Presidential Honor Roll. 
After Shrewsberry finishes 
at Cowley he plans on going 
to Southwestern and pursu- 
ing a teaching career. 
Shrewsberry was one of two 
Cowley students chosen for 
the All-Kansas Academic 
Team. Shrewsberry was 
also the September Student 
of the Month. 



Cassi Vandever October 

Cassi Vandever is a sophomore and a general education 
major. She was listed on the President's Honor Roll for 
both the fall and spring term 1996-1997. She is a Student 
Ambassador and was invited into Phi Theta Kappa Honor 

Society last spring. 
Vandever was one of two 
Cowley students chosen for 
the All-Kansas Academic 
Team and is also a pitcher 
for Cowley's softball team. 
Vandever's plans for next 
year are to transfer to a 
four-year school and pursue 
her education in physical 
therapy. After completing 
college she plans to work as 
a high school sports trainer 
or in a rehabilitation center 
for athletes. 

Mark Thomas November 

Mark Thomas already had a bachelor's degree in biolo- 
gy, but he wanted to become a physician's assistant. In 
order to be accepted into a 
program that would certify 
him, he needed experience. 
So he enrolled in Cowley's 
Mobile Intensive Care 
Training classes. The class- 
es require Thomas to carry 
25 hours a week. He is one 
of the oldest students in the 
program and maintains a 
4.0 GPA. At the time of his 
selection, Thomas was not 
sure where he would go 
after finishing at Cowley, 
but he was sure he would 
become a physician's assis- 

Damon Young December 

Damon Young is a sopho- 
more communications major. 
He was one of the SGA offi- 
cers who attended the National 
Student Services Conference. 
Young is the president of the 
Student Government 
Association of Community 
College Students and vice 
president of Gamma Phi Delta, 
an honorary speech fraternity. 
He is active in Pathfinders, 
ACT ONE, the Student Affairs 
Council, and the Curriculum 
and Instruction Committee. 
He is also a spokesperson for 
Volunteers learning Through Service, a Student Ambassador, 
and a columnist for "The Cowley Press." 

Laetitia Sanders March 

Laetitia Sanders is a 
freshman dental hygiene 
major. Sanders is 
involved in women's ten- 
nis, the CARE program, 
and Student Affairs. She 
was also Homecoming 
queen this year. She has 
had practice since she was 
crowned homecoming 
queen in high school. 
After graduating from 
Cowley, Sanders plans on 
transferring to a university. 

Ryan Kane January 

Ryan Kane, a sophomore, is the vice-president of the 
Student Government Association and is involved as a Student 

Ambassador. He is also in 
debate and forensics and com- 
pleted the program to become a 
nationally certified student 
leader. In his spare time, Kane 
likes chasing balls around the 
tennis court with a racquet in 
hand, playing Super Tecmo 
Bowl on the Nintendo, and play- 
ing on computers. He has also 
managed his own computer 
repair and distribution company. 

Jill Hutchinson February 

As a freshman, Jill 
Hutchinson is majoring in 
psychology with a minor in 
education. Hutchinson is a 
member of the softball team. 
She was also named to the 
Dean's Honor Roll for the 
Fall of 1997. Hutchinson is 
leaving her options open 
after finishing at Cowley, 
although she is certain she 
wants to make a difference 
in at least one person's life. 

Susan Day-Giger April 

Susan Day-Giger is a sophomore and a business 
administration major. She is a secretary for Volunteers 
Learning Through Service 
(VoLTS). She also is a 
work-study helper in the 
admissions department 
and is a Student 
Ambassador. She is active 
in Phi Theta Kappa Honor 
Society, Peers Advocating 
Wellness for Students 
(PAWS), and the Math and 
Science Club. After grad- 
uation, Day-Giger plans to 
transfer to WSU and 
major in marketing or 
finance with an emphasis 
in real estate. 

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Homecoming— — -x — 

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some bmplays on and off the court 

The Cowley 
Danceline and 
Line combined 
with the cheerlead 
ers for a special 
Homecoming per- 
(photo by Lisl 

President Pat 
McAtee received a 
Valengram from an 
(photo by Roy 
Andreas) / 


Follow this simple procedure: 

Take one part "Skippy," in combination with a hand- 
ful of "ValenGrams." Add to a saucy SGA sponsored 
dance, and an optional "Tiger for Hire." Mix in two 
dashes of Tiger basketball, and top it off with one "coro- 
nation !" And there you have " 
it! Big Daddy's secret 
"Homecoming Week 


Homecoming week was 
a busy one of planning and 
coordinating for the Student 
Government Association. 
For starters they booked 
stand-up comedian Marc 
Price, also known as 
"Skippy," from the 80's hit 

sitcom "Family Ties." Although there wasn't a huge 
turnout for this event, those few who did attend consid- 
ered it quite a hoot. 

The Cowley College singers also got in on the act for 
Homecoming week and Valentine's Day. They produced 


their own version of singing telegrams, or "Valengrams." 

Cowley President Dr. Pat McAtee was a recipient of one 

of these Valengrams. 

A new activity for Homecoming week, entitled 

"Tiger for Hire," allowed for some fun around campus. 

Several Cowley students and staff volunteered their time 

to take the opportunity to be 
"hired." The employers for 
these students were faculty, 
administration, as well as 
other students. There were, 
however, rules and limita- 
tions for the employers. 
,—^_^_ Both the men's and the 

l >=se' li* women's basketball teams 
won their games. After the 
games, a dance was held at 

" " "the Recreation Building, 

which had a groovy '70s type theme to it. 

And the most memorable moment came at halftime 

of the men's basketball game with the announcement 

and coronation of Brent McCall and Laetitia Sanders as 

the 1998 Homecoming King and Queen. 


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Vibrant Cast of Women Seize the 
Stage in a Rendition of Neil Simon's 
"The Odd Couple" 

Review by Chasity Bain 

Girls just want to have fun! And did they ever in 
the spring play "The Odd Couple." All of the cast 
members were females except for two males. Both 
the faculty director Dejon Ewing and the student 
director Trisha Jolley helped plan the production. 
The spring play was a female version of "The Odd 

"The Odd Couple" portrayed a group of old 
friends who stick together through thick and thin. 
Florence, played by freshman Angie Dexter, sepa- 
rates from her husband and tries to cope with being 
single and living life without her husband. All of the 
girls stand by her side. One the girls, Olive, played 
by Piper Ewing, decides to let her move in with her. 

This creates "The Odd Couple." Florence and 
Olive are complete opposites. Florence is a clean, 
uptight homemaker and Olive is a messy, laid back 
sports fanatic. They clash on everything except their 
choice of friends. By the end they both mature and 
rub off on each other. 

Top: What is she doing? The girls listen try to listen 
to Florence to make sure she isn't going to do any- 
thing drastic in the bathroom. 

Bottom: While on her date with Manuelo and Jesus, 
Florence shows off pictures of her husband and chil- 



1 2 75th Anniversary 

Sylvie Keela Barger 

Mickey Amanda Vornauf 

Renee Emily Swingle 

Vera Julie Wineinger 

Olive Piper Ewing 

Florence Angie Dexter 

Manuelo Brent McCall 

Jesus Ryan Kane 

The comedy play was an idea created 
by the noted playwright Neil Simon and 
also takes off from the original male version 
of the play and sitcom "The Odd Couple." 

The hysterical comedy showed that it's 
not just a man's world any more and that 
friendship withstands the test of time. The 
play packed a punch of wit and humor. All 
of the characters had a unique habit or trait, 
whether it was annoyingly funny or disgust- 
ingly witty. 

The characters on stage looked like 
they had been friends forever and they 
showed that special bond of friendship. The 
play also exhibited an insight to a woman's 
world and what some divorced women 
might endure in their lives. 

I am woman hear me roar! "The Odd 
Couple" uniquely made that clear. The 
comedy was well attended for a reason. It 
was a welcomed change from a traditional 
man's world to a woman's world. 

Top Left: How Do I Live 
Without Him! Florence 
breaks down and confesses 
that her husband wants a 

Top Right: The girls cele- 
brate during an evening with 
no men. 

Bottom: The Odd Couple - 
Florence and Olive - have a 
woman-to-woman talk. 

Photos by Mendi Winslow and Lisl Olson 

75th Anniversary | 3 

Plenty of volunteers, food, games, and music make for an evening of excitement 

for those attending the Senior-Senior Prom 


by Ryan Kane 

"I don't know, but I've been told keep on dancin' and 

you'll never grow old!" The 1998 Senior-Senior Prom was 
considered a huge success by organizers, much like its prede- 
cessors. For the March 14 event, volunteers in Service 
Learning Central and others transformed the AG-building into 
a night-time setting ready for an evening of games, entertain- 
ment, food, and, of course, DANCING! The "Keeper of the 
Stars" was this year's theme. 

Games such as Bingo, Skip-bo, cards, and checkers were 
offered as initial entertainment. A buffet was laid out for the 
prom-goers to enjoy if they wished. Later, the prom-goers 
were entertained by the CC Singers, the Twilighters, The 
Spirit of New Orleans, The Twin Rivers Band, and a jazz 
combo organized by instrumental music director Gary 
Gackstatter. This entertainment accommodated an evening of 
dancing among young and old. People came from many sur- 
rounding communities to attend this event. 

About 378 senior citizens and student volunteers relived 
old memories and made new ones, and the overall response 
from the attendees was overwhelming. Olive Hawkins, a 
Wellington resident, said, "It was great! It is so marvelous that 
our young people are thinking of the older people. They all 
worked so hard to put this on!" 

Top: Some of the volunteers 
and attendees get down and 
bust a move. 

Bottom: The Cowley Singers 
provided some of the enter- 
tainment for the evening. 

(Photos by Roy Andreas) 





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"Ruff Readers" an after-school program, tries to encourage 
young students to want to improve their reading skills. 

by lance parker 

When it comes to students in 
grade school, there are two types. 
There are the students that can, 
love, and enjoy to read. Then there 
are also the students that hate it 
and rarely read. The kids that need 
the help are definitely welcome at 
"Ruff Readers." 

For the fall semester of 1997, 
SLC (Service Learning Central) 
accomplished one of its major 
goals. The goal was to start the 
New Americorps "Ruff Readers." 
This program enables college and 
community volunteers to serve 
side by side with Americorps 
members helping in the same area. 
RM. Academy takes place 
Monday-Thursday for two hours 
after school in the basement of the 
Ark City Library. 

Ruff Readers is an after-school 
program that tries to encourage 
these young students to want to 
improve their reading skills. Not 
only does it improve their reading 
skills, but it makes them get 
involved in other activities and par- 
ticipate in groups as well. 

As students first arrive, they 
are treated with snacks to fill their 
little tummies. Then they get 

"Ruff Readers" volunteers use games to help students with letters. 
Above: Students play the game "hop scotch," in which they jump 
from letter to letter spelling out words. 

Below: Students had better get the word before they hang their 
man in "hang man." (Photos by Lance Parker) 


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together to play an educational 
game. After their get-together, 
they break into small groups of 
four to seven to participate in 
activities such as reading, 
games (which encourage kids 
to participate and learn), home- 
work, and art work. Each vol- 
unteer organizes and helps with 
these activities. 

"Ruff Readers" provides 
many opportunities to the stu- 
dents and the volunteers. 
Students are "provided tutors 
and mentors that help them 
with their homework," said 
Therese Doll, Americorps 
Director. "The major goal is to 
help them with reading skills." 

As for the volunteers, Doll 
said they get "real hands-on 
experience with the children 
and difficulties they face. 
Many of the volunteers want to 
be teachers some day." 

Overall, both get something 
out of "Ruff Readers." 
Students get the chance to read 
better, while volunteers get the 
experience of helping kids. 

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The next 15 pages will take you for 
a look at some of the people and 
events that help give cowley county 
Community College its unique identi- 
ty, you'll learn about fundraising, 
special events, instructors, stand- 
out students, and fun facts connect- 
ed to the college and its 75th 

The Brown Center 
(right) has given 

the campus a new 
look since it was 

built in fall of 1995 

The junior college 
began in the old 
Arkansas City 
High School build- 
ing (left). Ireland 
Hall (below) has 
survived the 

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By Amber Kelley 

for Dollars 

Fund-raising is more than asking for handouts 

Many individuals think of fund rais- 
ing as individuals donating money for a 
cause. However, Terri Morrow says that 
fundraisers are just as much "friend rais- 

For the past six years. Morrow has 
served as associate dean of development 
and college relations, hosting activities 
that keep the public actively involved 
with Cowley College. 

Morrow has been planning a special 
fundraiser for this year by num- 
bering plastic ducks. The Great 
Duck Dash will be held May 16 
at 4:30 p.m. at Spring Hill 
Farms. Aside from the compe- 
tition, participants will be 
served a dinner. The cost of 
purchasing a duck is $20, 
which includes cost of the 

The Alumni/Endowment 
Association was established in 
1968 and has strived to 
enhance the quality of the edu- 
cation Cowley gives to stu- 
dents. The first major fundrais- 
ing project the organization 
held began 16 years ago to 
raise $200,000 to build what is 
now the Third Street Dorm. 

The non-profit group has 
continued that tradition under 
the advisement of Morrow, 
whose first major project was 
helping to raise $1.3 million for 
the Brown Center. "We were 
asked by the trustees to raise 
money to assist in the construc- 
tion and exceeded our goal by 

$300,000. It was incredibly exciting to 
see all the support from area communi- 
ties," she said 

Aside from raising money there are 
other duties to her job as well. For 
instance, at one of the fund raisers 
Morrow had to calm a crowd of 1,500 
people waiting to see Tracy Byrd and 
Holly Dunn in concert. 

"This particular event was memo- 
rable for me because 1,500 people were 

in attendance. When the band was con- 
ducting a sound check, they requested the 
audience not be allowed in the building. 
Well, while 1,500 people were lined up 
around the campus, the sound equipment 
began shorting-out. We had all these peo- 
ple waiting to see the concert and they all 
were lined up outside the W.S. Scott 

Another component of the 
Endowment Office is providing informa- 

Ducks-R-Us: Members of the Endowment Association number plastic ducks to prepare for one of the year's 
fundraisers, The Duck Races. The Endowment Association has been in existence since 1968. Pictured at 
far left is Terri Morrow, associate dean of development and college relations and at far right is John Sturd, 
board member. (Photo by Chasity Bain). 

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1 8 75th Anniversary 

tion about deferred gifts. As a service the 
Association hosts estate planning semi- 
nars, both for the public and for area pro- 
fessionals. The group also mails a quar- 
terly pamphlet, The Art of Giving, to a 
small number of alumni. 

"The seminars are extremely helpful 
to people that wish to insure that their 
property will go to who they want it to 
after they have passed away," Morrow 

Aside from giving seminars, the 
organization also prints a newsletter, "The 
Tiger Alumni News," which updates 
alumni with activities and new programs 
at Cowley. 

Other ways the association receives 
money include private gifts and the 
Annual Appeal, an event held at the end 
of the year to allow individuals another 
opportunity to give tax deductible dona- 

March 19 marked the start of a cam- 

paign to reach a goal $750,000. which 
would become a permanently endowed 
fund. Endowment funds increase through 
interest. Once an individual donates funds 
to the association it is professionally 
invested. The original sum remains the 
same, but the interest accrued is used for 
programs and scholarships. Numerous 
clubs, organizations and businesses con- 
tribute to the endowment fund. 

Morrow recalls a surprise donation 
given by two sisters as being one of the 
most memorable donations of her career. 

"There were two sister by the names 
of Mildred Carpenter and Marie Vickers 
who left more than $200,000 to the col- 
lege after their deaths. The donation was a 
complete surprise and it reminded me of 
how generous the public has been to the 
college," Morrow said. 

Morrow says that there have been 
marked improvements in Cowley in the 
past 75 years and she hopes to continue 

those improvements. 

"I would never have thought that I 
would get to have the opportunity to raise 
funds to help students better their futures. 
I feel that Cowley has seen improvements 
and is being recognized as a facility of 
quality education," Morrow said. 

Morrow's plans for the future 
include raising the amount of the perma- 
nent endowment and to also further the 
involvement of alumni. However, she 
stresses that she doesn't do it alone. The 
Board of Directors of the Endowment 
Association is extremely involved. 

"We want to continue raising more 
funds to increase the opportunities stu- 
dents receive here at Cowley. I also hope 
to involve more of our alumni, to show 
current students as well as the public what 
benefits can be gained by attending 
Cowley," Morrow said. 

ut with the old and in with the new 

1998 brings Cowley College to life. A series of changes to the 
college leaves school with a new name and logo. 

The wind of change is continuing to blow across the campus of 
Cowley, as it has for the past 75 years. This year the college logo and 
name were updated to make the school easier to identify. The college 
hired Gary Nye and Associates, a public relations firm, to design the 
new look. 

The official name for the college is still Cowley County 
Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School. However, 
for marketing purposes it is called Cowley College. One of the reasons 
for dropping the word county was that it may have given the impres- 
sion that the facility was restricted to county residents. Cowley has 
many of the same qualities that a four-year school does and the refer- 
ence to Cowley as a community college may have given the school a 
negative connotation. 

However, some students don't believe that the change is benefi- 
cial. "I do not like how the new logo is arranged. It reminds me of a 
four-year college logo," said Denise Hugenot. Several other students 
said the change has no effect on them. 

Although the name has changed, the new design still has the 
Cowley flame as an element, and the goals of the college will also 
remain the same. Cowley officials hope that the school will continue to 
be thought of as an aggressive two-year school that helps to build a 
solid educational foundation for students. 

The old logo is pictured in black and white and the 
new appears in color. (Graphic by Roy Andreas). 

75th Anniversary 1 9 

the Storm 

Story by Amber Kelley 
Photos by Roy Andreas 

After surviving a deadly blizzard, but losing his hands and 

receiving extreme frost bite on his face, Beck Weathers 

helped Cowley College celebrate its 75th Anniversary. 

Life is often as unpredictable 
as the weather; testing us when we 
least expect it. Dr. Beck Weathers, 
was given his most difficult test 
from Mother Nature on May 10 of 
1 996. Weathers lost both hands and 
had reconstructive surgery on his 
nose as a result of severe frostbite. 
However, surviving the storm on 
Mount Everest was merely the 
beginning for the Dallas patholo- 

Weathers spoke to a crowded 
Brown Center Theatre for the col- 
lege's 75th Anniversary Celebration 
in March. In the car ride to 
Wichita's Mid-Continent airport 
following his speech. Weathers 
described how many individuals, 
when they survive an ordeal like the 
Everest tragedy, feel guilty for 
being alive. Weathers said that 
although it would be easy for him to 
feel that way, he knows that he has 
been given extra time to change his 
life. Weathers feels obligated as a 
survivor to make his experience 
connect with others and hopefully 
allow them to frame the message 
within their own lives. 

"I could sit around and dwell in 

Beck Weathers speaks at the 75th Anniversary celebration 

self-pity, but if I did that I would 
be wasting the precious opportu- 
nity I've been given to share my 
experiences with others," he 

In June of 1997, 
Weathers began his tour to fulfill 
his obligation to those that lost 
their lives on the mountain. The 
message that Weathers delivers 
is that life is not to be taken for 
granted and that each day we 
open our eyes a miracle has 

Despite all the hardship 
Weathers has endured, he 
believes that he still has to con- 
quer the other side of the moun- 

The other side of the 
mountain for Weathers is fixing 
his marriage. Weathers obses- 
sion with climbing Everest had 
driven his wife. Peach, to want 
to leave him. When tragedy 
struck, however, she felt com- 
pelled to stay by his side. 

"As they were wheel- 
ing me in, Peach told me that 
she had planned on leaving me, 
but because of the circum- 

20 75th Anniversary 

stances I returned home in, she felt she couldn't leave me," 
Weathers said. 

Weathers believes that Peach was at her wits' end because 
mountain climbing took precedence over everything, including 
his family. 

Weathers opened his eyes to many things when he was on 
Mt. Everest, but mainly he realized that he needed to change his 

life and never again take 

The other 

side of the 
mountain for 
Weathers is 

one second for granted. 

The obsession 
with Mount Everest, for 
Weathers, began with 
mountain climbs in 
Mexico and Colorado. 
Although he had been 

lost their lives on the towering mountain. In Weathers' delivery 
he expressed that the death of 47-year-old Yasco Nambo, in par- 
ticular, still haunts him. 

As Weathers closed his presentation at the celebration, he 
told audience members that "we are all of the same clay and are 
bound by common humanity." 

For Weathers, the chance to live again and change his life 
is the best thing that could have happened to him. Weathers isn't 
sure what the future holds, but he knows that he can survive 
anything life throws his way. 

"I have a lot to be thankful for. I embrace the future open- 
ly because I know that Mount Everest is only Chapter One." 


r . . . . since the 

fixinq his i»»o-i. 

w/ Weathers 

was still 
ered an 
amateur when he began his quest to conquer 
the world's tallest mountain. 

On May 10, however, Weathers would not 
be successful in reaching the summit, but he 
would be successful in his fight for life. Despite 
exhaustion, extreme frostbite, thirst, and 
hunger, Weathers had the determination, will, 
and perseverance to awake from his hypother- 
mic coma and make his way back to base camp. 
Several others were not as fortunate and 


75th Anniversary 2 1 

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Whether they're called instructors, pro- 
fessors, advisers, sponsors or coaches, they 
all do the same thing: teach. Any attempt to 
define Cowley College has to include its 
teachers. As Cowley celebrates its 75th 
anniversary, here's a look at just a few of the 
teachers who help give the college its identity. 
On the following five pages, you'll find a cross 
section of teachers from different depart- 
ments on and off campus. This isn't a random 
sample, nor were the choices carefully cate- 
gorized. In such a small magazine it would be 
impossible to include every teacher or every 
department or every outreach site. Instead, 
the featured teachers simply represent some 
of what Cowley has to offer. Most of them 
offer insights on qualities that they think help 
define Cowley, and most describe changes 
they've noticed over the past few years. 

So read on. And maybe after you've 
read the next few pages, you 'II come up with 
an answer to that question: Where do teach- 
ers come from? 

Photo and story by Regina Stanton 

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22 75th Anniversary 

Four years ago the Cowley College 
band program was almost nonexistent. 
Only a handful of students enrolled in the 
classes. Now, four years later, enroll- 
ment has surpassed the 40 mark. Maybe 
it is the fact that band is a really great 
opportunity for many here at Cowley or 
maybe the teacher himself has a lot to do 
with the increased enrollment. 

Gary Gackstatter started teaching 
high school in l ( )<SI, and he has been 
conducting the bands at CCCC lor the 
last four years. Not only is he the con- 
ductor of the Cowley Concert Band and 
Jazz Ensemble, he also conducts the 
Winfield Regional Symphony, the 
Arkansas City Community Band and still 
has time to teach music appreciation. 

Probably the one place more people 
e seen Gackstatter the most is during 
pep band. How can you tell him apart 
from the students during games? After all 
for the games he dresses like a student 
himself. With his long hair hanging out 

from underneath his orange hat, and 
sporting scruffy tennis shoes, jeans and 
sometimes a sleeveless t-shirt, 
Gackstatter is one unusual band teacher. 

Teaching music is not only a job, it 
is part of his life. Gackstatter has written 
pieces of music that have been performed 
by various bands from different schools. 
Not only that, but he has taken part in 
concerts with performers such as 
KANSAS, John McCutcheon, and Paul 
Winter, just to name a few. He has also 
released two albums, "The Missing You 
Waltz" and "Renters from (§>#*#!". 

Several changes have taken place 
since Gackstatter has been teaching here. 
The bands moved from having to per- 
form their concerts in the Little Theater 
to having them in the Brown Center, and 
there has been an increase in concert 
attendance, which brings more people 
onto the campus and gets the community 
more involved. 


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Being active in the college isn't just for stu- 
dents; instructors also take part in different orga- 
nizations. Rae Dale, who teaches Intro to 
Microcomputers, Business Math, Office 
Technology, and Business and Industry Training, 
is very involved with what goes on in the col- 
lege. Besides teaching, Dale also belongs to 
ROAR (the Student Retention Team), the 
Accounts Receivable Team, the Curriculum 
Instruction Committee, and the School to Career 

After having worked for 15 years, Dale went 
back to school and finished her education; she 
graduated from Southwestern. She started teach- 
ing in 1989 and worked as a long term high 
school substitute in Ark City and Caldwell. 

After awhile high school wasn't enough for 
her so she started to teach night courses at 
CCCC. As soon as a full time position opened. 
Dale joined the faculty and for the last five years 
has been teaching full-time. 

"I thought I would enjoy college better," 
Dale said. "I enjoy the variety of ages and back 
grounds of the people." 

Dale hopes that through 
teaching she can touch the 
lives of her students and 
instill self confidence. 

Dale looks forward to 
the future and hopes that the 
college will continue to 
grow and respond to the 
needs of the community. 

Photo and story by 
Regina Stanton 

Photo and story by 
Regina Stanton 

Cowley's main campus relies on the help 
of 38 part-time instructors. Peggy Graber is a 
good example. 

After having majored in elementary edu- 
cation, Graber, a part-time math instructor, 
never had the opportunity to teach in an ele- 
mentary school system. While taking all the 
classes for an elementary 
school teacher, Graber 
took all her electives in 
math. With all the elec- 
tives that she had in math, 
Graber was able to 
become certified in that 
subject. She changed her 
major, thinking it would 
be easier to find a job 
since more positions in 
math needed to be filled. 
After finishing col- 
lege Graber started teaching full-time at a 
junior high school in Kansas City and then 

taught at a senior high school in Nebraska. 
She changed her mind about teaching in high 
schools when she and her husband moved to 
Ark City nine years ago. 

Graber and her husband had lived in Ark 
City a year when a part-time position became 
available. A Beginning Algebra Class was too 
full for only one instructor so Graber was 
offered the job. At the time she had a 2-year- 
old son and took the job because it fit into her 

Today, Graber teaches Beginning Algebra, 
Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra, 
and has been doing so for the past nine years. 

"I thought the job was only for that 
semester, but I have taught every semester 
since then," Graber said. 

After both of her children leave home and 
are on their own, Graber hopes that she can 
return to college and earn her masters in math- 

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75th Anniversary 23 

Photo by Roy Andreas 
Story by Andra Fo>f 

Photo and story by 
Savoeun Ven 

The Brown Center has brought many 
changes, and no one has appreciated it more 
than Dejon Ewing, theater director. "It has 
opened up everything. The best thing about the 
Brown Center would be that it opened up the 
door to a new technical director, Scott 
McLaughlin," said Ewing. 

Many changes have been made since 1988 
when Ewing first began at Cowley as an 
adjunct teacher in English and Speech. The 
facilities were limited. The drama department 
put on productions in the Galle Johnson Little 
Theater. The sets were small and the seating 
was limited. 

Ewing added many new ideas like Puttin" 
On The Hits and Cinderfella productions, the 
club ACT ONE, acting classes, stage craft 
class, and an oral interpretation class. "All the 
changes have been good," said Ewing. "We 
are leading the way. We are on the edge." 

Ewing believes the reason Cowley has 

come so far is because of the strong faculty 
and the vision the leaders have. 

"The best asset to Cowley would be the 
active offices. There are a lot of programs 
offered, and a lot of student involvement," said 
Ewing. "It is always busy in the Humanities 
Office. The doors are always swinging open. 
Cowley is very student and activity driven. 
There is lots of student involvement." 

"Cowley is always striving for improve- 
ments. No one is ever satisfied; they are 
always looking for new things," she added. 
"Everyone is so professional. The newspaper, 
magazine, VOLTS, drama, and music programs 
have shown a lot of improvement throughout 
the years." 

"One of the things many people do not 
know and can't believe is the closeness of the 
faculty. We are all very good friends." said 
Ewing. "We enjoy working together." 

Lana oleeper 

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24 75th Anniversary 

Changes. Lana Sleeper, instructor of the 
Tigerette Dance Line and the newly formed 
Performance Line, saw plenty of them this 
year. After coaching the danceline and being 
an assistant coach for cheerleading for 10 
years, Sleeper has taken the lead role for three 
activities. Although being coach for all three 
groups seems challenging, Sleeper feels that 
she has handled the situation well on her own. 

"I was reluctant to do it at first but cheer- 
ing is fun for me and I'm glad I said yes," 
Sleeper said. Sleeper is currently looking for an 
assistant to help her coach the spirit squad and 
help with management, uniforms, and paper- 
work next year. "It's hard for one person to 
keep track of so many students," Sleeper said. 
"They all deserve good attention." 

Sleeper certainly has the credentials for 
being dance instructor thanks to her own back- 
ground in dance. Her mother was a dance 
instructor in their hometown of WaKeeney. 
Sleeper started dancing when she was two. 
Sleeper and her two sisters went to dance con- 

ventions taught by famous dancers from around 
the nation. She also took classes in Hays to fur- 
ther her education in dance. 

For Sleeper, instructing dance started at an 
early age. She began teaching dance classes 
when she was in junior high. She also taught at 
a studio in Hill City. Sleeper was hired as 
dance instructor for Cowley in 1988. She was 
also teaching classes at her dance studio in 
Wellington. Sleeper felt like "the new kid on 
the block" when she first came to Cowley. "I 
didn't know what to expect," she said. "I've 
had to prove myself as a dance instructor over 
the years." 

Sleeper has proven herself well. She has 
built all three squads up to high standards. In 
1992, the danceline took first at a national 
competition. In 1994, the dancers took 11th at 
a Universal Cheer Association competition. 
This year, the Tigerette Performance Line went 
to Daytona Beach, Fla., to compete in a 
National Cheerleading Association Dance com- 

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Although the recently proposed child care 
facility wasn't a go this time around. Instructor 
Judy Queen hopes that in the future the plans 
for the child care facility will resume. 

"I think that child care in or around 
Cowley campus is a real big need. Hopefully, 
in the future, the plans for a child care facility 
will arise again and good communication and 
planning will get it up and running," Queen 

Child care and family life have always 
been a big interest in Queen's life. After grad- 
uating from Oklahoma State University, she 
began teaching at a nearby college in Tonkawa. 
In her spare time, she began speaking at semi- 
nars about balancing work and family and about 
single parenting. A local teacher and friend, 
Carol Hobaugh, introduced the idea of teaching 
at Cowley to Queen in 1987. Queen taught 
part-time for 11 years and didn't teach full-time 
until this year. 

She now teaches several courses in psy- 
chology and sociology. She is one of the three 

integrated studies instructors. The new inte- 
grated studies program combines joint teaching 
with joint learning. The class meets for a three- 
hour session three days per week and links the 
studies for U.S. History Since 1876, Sociology, 
and Composition II. 

"I think that block teaching will become a 
more popular form of teaching in the future. 
The program at Cowley offers a more personal 
atmosphere and familiarism in the classroom. 
Teachers and students are able to communicate 
on a one-on-one basis and they are able to learn 
certain aspects of that time period in the same 
class and link them together," Queen said. 

The teaching methods at Cowley are not 
the only things that have changed while Queen 
has been teaching at Cowley. 

"Obviously, the Brown Center has brought 
a lot of changes to Cowley," she said. 
"Everything has been upgraded and updated. 
The new addition has made the campus more 
attractive and has brought attention from many 
new students." 

Since Larry Grose came here in January of 
1988 he has made history. Grose was the first 
Cowley coach to win a national championship 
in 1989, and then carried on to win another in 
1991. From 1988 until the present Grose's ten- 
nis team has never been ranked out of the top 

When Grose started here he taught busi- 
ness management classes. Through the years 
coaches came and went in other sports, so he 
was needed in the physical education depart- 
ment and he has been there for about seven 

Grose takes time for his team and really 
cares about their success. "Student-athletes 
come into the business like all young eager 
beavers," he says. "They go through the 
process of changes in style of coaching. The 
most important aspect is technique and how 
you handle individual players. Knowing the 
needs and desires equals success in the class- 
room as well as on the court." 

"My most memorable and favorite teams 
as a coach would be the 1993-1995 teams. 

They came together, never won a title, but they 
got second in 1994 and third in 1995. It was a 
group of kids that touched my heart and I will 
never forget them." 

And who ever said that jocks were dumb? 
In the classrooms, Grose's 1994 team won the 
National Academic Award, and on the court 
they took second in the nation. 

Grose also has fond memories of the 1991 
team. "They were the most talented team in 
my coaching career that I will ever have or in 
Cowley's history." Grose's most memorable 
player came from the 1991 team, Guvaska 
Williams, or "Bounce." Williams was number 
one singles and number one in doubles. "He 
was the best player I ever have and ever will 

Grose believes that student athletes at 
Cowley have an advantage compared to stu- 
dent-athletes at bigger colleges. "Here there is 
a different mindset; it is more one on one in 
the dorms and the classroom. At bigger schools 
students just fall through the cracks," he says. 

Photo by Dustin Fogle 
Story by Chasity Bain 

Photo by Dudfin FogleX 
Story by Andra Fox 


75th Anniversary 25 


Photo and Story by 
Chasity Bain 

uce Cro 

Bruce Crouse is a very busy man 
down in the industrial technology build- 
ing. He is the instructor of the non- 
destructive testing program. Twenty- 
five students are enrolled in Crouse's 
course at Cowley Area Vocational & 
Technical School. 

Non-destructive testing is a pro- 
gram where students learn to x-ray and 
test parts without destroying it. The x- 
rays are those just like the x-rays taken 
at a hospital. The students view and 
determine the problem on the x-ray just 
as a physician would on a normal x-ray. 

Crouse's program is the only one in 
the state of Kansas. Although Cowley's 
non-destructive testing programs is fair- 
ly new, it is already growing and chang- 
ing. "Obviously, computers are bringing 
about change, especially, in the non- 
destructive testing program," Crouse 
said. "Computers now are the way of 

New computer simulators have 
changed the program. Now the students 
can x-ray parts using the computer. 
They can also store x-rays on disks, 
which is helpful for future use so that 
the x-rays do not deteriorate. 

Crouse and his students become 
familiar with each other in the program. 
According to Crouse, students who have 
successfully graduated from the non- 
destructive testing program have 100 
percent job placement in inspection 
departments or quality control depart- 

"There are almost 18 jobs for every 
student in these departments," Crouse 

When not helping his students 
Crouse tries to find time to do some 
yard work and also follows his chil- 
dren's sporting events. Crouse's family 
keeps him very busy. He has three 
daughters and one son. Trying to keep 
up with his family is a job in itself. 

Photo by Matt Davis 
Story by Savoeun Ven 

CCCC Puloe 

26 75th Anniversary 

Traveling is no big deal for Carol 
Hobaugh-Maudlin. Maudlin drives 30 
miles across the border from Braman, 
Okla., to teach at Cowley College. 
Besides teaching at Cowley, Maudlin 
drives an extra 50 miles to teach eco- 
nomics in Wichita at an outreach center 
located at Boeing. 

Those who attend these classes at 
Boeing are employees who want to con- 
tinue their education in order to become 
better workers there. Their books and 
tuition are paid by Boeing. 

The Microeconomics and 
Macroeconomics classes at Boeing are 
shorter. Maudlin teaches both classes 
within a semester. The classes are the 
same as those on campus, but the infor- 
mation is not as in depth. The econom- 
ics classes at Boeing are more technical 
and the applications are for the students' 

positions at Boeing. 

"I really enjoy teaching at Boeing," 
Maudlin said. "The students there are 
truly dedicated in the class." 

On the Ark City campus. Maudlin 
teaches Microeconomics and 
Macroeconomics and Nutrition. 
Maudlin started teaching part-time at 
Cowley in 1972. She became a full-time 
instructor teaching Sociology and 
Developmental Psychology in 1973. 
She began teaching Economics in 1976. 

Maudlin attended Emporia State 
University. She received her bachelor's 
degree from Southwestern College. She 
received her master's degree from 
Wichita State University and her Ph.D. 
from Oklahoma State University. 

Maudlin plans on continuing teach- 
ing as long as she can enjoy it. 

The Power 

to Live and Learn 


Like many non-traditional students at Cowley, James 
Powers never expected to return to school. But the rea- 
sons for Powers returning to college are a bit more dra- 
matic than for many returning students. 

Powers came to Arkansas City to start a carpentry 
and painting business. One day in July he had just fin- 
ished painting a house and went to cash his check. He 
was walking home from Dillons when three males in 
their 30's jumped him in an alley. Powers said they beat 
him and stomped his head 
into the ground and stole his 
wallet. A resident heard the 
commotion and called the 
police. When the police 
arrived Powers was uncon- 
scious and unresponsive. 

Emergency workers took 
him to the South Central 
Kansas Medical Center and 
later transferred him to St. 
Joseph Hospital in Wichita. 
Powers was in a coma for 
two weeks. He had no mem- 
ory of how to do anything. 
He was transferred to rehabil 
itation centers to teach him 
how to do everything again. 
Powers still has fatigue, 
short-term memory loss, and 
a few blind spots. 

Two of the three men involved were arrested. The 
third male has not yet been found. 

Powers never dreamed he would be back in college 
after being out of school for years, but Amy Crouse, a 
vocational rehabilitation worker at SRS, helped Powers 
get back on his feet. Since Powers cannot work or drive 

Photo by 
Regina Stanton 

student James 
Powers was 
severely beaten 
and was in a 
coma for two 
weeks; now he 
is determined 
to succeed. 

for one year, he has been get- 
ting maintenance money to 
help him live and to pay for 
two years of his college. "The 
whole thing changed my life," 
said Powers. 

Powers qualified for the 
the college's new CARE pro- 
gram because of his disabili- 
ties. "Julie Kratt was a God- 
send," said Powers. "She has 

helped me so much. I'm glad there is a CARE program. 

It's nice knowing there are people who care." 

Powers adds, "My goal is to succeed. I am determined 

to succeed." When Powers finishes here at Cowley he 

plans on transferring to K-State to finish his studies in 

Broadcast Journalism. 


75th Anniversary 27 

As a family that learns together, 

the Jolleys turn Cowley into a 

By Regina Stanton 

Family Affair 

Cowley College is having one "Jolley" of a time. It's not 
every semester that three members of the same family are 
enrolled as freshmen. But that was the case for Trisha, 
Kristopher and their mother Nancy Jolley during Cowley's 
1998 spring semester. 

Clogging, line dancing, and working on campus theatre 
productions are a few of the activities Nancy, Kris, and Trisha 
have enjoyed together. 

Nancy was the co-chair of costumes for the fall musical 
"Joseph and the 
Amazing Technicolor 
Dreamcoat," while Kris 
was cast as one of 
Joseph's brothers and 
Trisha sang along with 
the girls chorus. 
During the spring play 
"The Odd Couple," 
Trisha worked as the 
assistant director.while 
Nancy and Kris helped 
out where they were 

In addition, all 
three were invited to be 
in PTK (Phi Theta 
Kappa) honor society. 

Nancy decided to 
return to school after 
never having had the 
opportunity to go 
before and because she 
received a scholarship. 
She is majoring in business with a computer background. 

Nancy is involved in an array of activities; she is the vice 
president of RSO (Returning Students Organization), is a tutor, 
and participates in choir, where she is the only non-traditional 

Nancy takes school seriously, and she has a 4.0 GPA. 
After finishing at Cowley she hopes to transfer somewhere 
close to home and finish her schooling. 

Being close to home and having been offered scholarships 
are a few of the reasons why both Kris and Trisha decided to 
attend Cowley. 

"Mrs. Ewing said it would be fun and that I would love it," 
Trisha said of Theatre Director Dejon Ewing. 

Trisha, Nancy and Kristopher Jolley 

Kris took a year off after high school and started in fall of 
1997. He went on a mission trip to India while attending col- 
lege last fall. He wasn't behind, though, because during his 
senior year in high school he took 14 college credit hours from 
Cowley. Kris was given an ACT scholarship for his high score. 

Kris keeps busy at Cowley; he works in the computer lab, 
is a part of Act One, and is a member of Chi Alpha. Outside of 
school he has a job and is the youth counselor at his church. 
After finishing at Cowley, Kris plans to finish his educa- 
tion at a Christian school. 
Trisha is the youngest of 
the Jolleys to be attending 
Cowley. She has a theater 
scholarship and is majoring 
in communications. 

She is involved with the 
debate and forensics squad 
and went to nationals in 
April at Atlanta, Ga. Trisha 
has placed in dramatic inter- 
pretation and poetry inter- 
pretation at several competi- 

Trisha was crowned Miss 
Ark City in 1997 and par- 
ticipated in the Arkalalah 
festival. Next year she 
wants to compete in the 
Miss Kansas Pageant. 

Trisha helps as a work- 
study student for Instructor 
Tracy Frederick in the 
Humanities Department. 
Kris and Trisha didn't mind attending the same college at 
the same time because they were only one year apart in school. 
But having Mom around was a different story. 

"It was weird at first, but now it is pretty cool," Kris said. 
After all, Kris and Trisha agreed, it gave them easy access to a 
ride home or to get some money from their mother every now 
and then. 

If three Cowley freshmen from one family isn't enough, 
Kris and Trisha's father and Nancy's husband, Ed, recently fin- 
ished his degree and will graduate in the spring. But wait, 
there's more! One Jolley still has some time before college and 
may decide to attend Cowley; Dena is a freshman at Ark City 
High School. 

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28 75th Anniversary 

Cowleyne ss.- 

Just how "Cowley" are you?| ^^r U * " 

In which sport did Cowley recently win a national championship? 

a. softball 

b. volleyball 

c. baseball 

d. badminton 

Who performed at the Cowley campus last fall? 

a. Def Leppard c. KANSAS 

b. Marilyn Manson d. Garth Brooks 

What was the last year Cowley had a football team? 

a. 1980 c. (983-il 

b. 1972 d. Cowley had a football team? 

What do you say when people ask you where you go to school? 

a. CCCC c. Cowley College, CCCC or Cowley 

b. Cowley d. definitely not Coffeyville 

How long does it take to find a parking space near campus? 

a. 1 time around c. 2 class periods, honest 

b. 2 times around d. 3 times around 

Which current staff member has been here the longest? 

a. Pam Doyle c. Paul Stirnaman 

b. Rex Soule d. Bart Allen 

What staff member has produced his/her own CD? 

a. Lois Sampson c. Gary Gackstatter 

b. Connie Wedel d. Doug Hunter 

What '50s musical was performed at the Cowley College in 1997? 

a. Les Miserables c. Grease 

b. Little Shop of Horrors d. Happy Days 

How many acres does the campus sit on? 

a. 6 c. 9 

b. 60 d. 1,200 

What credit cards are accepted by Cowley? 

a. Dillon's video card c. Visa & Mastercard 

b. Cowley library card d. all of the above 

Who emcees the annual Mr. Cinderfella contest at Cowley? 

a. Dr. McAfee c. Miss Kansas 

b. Burt Bacharach d. Baxter Black 

O 9JB SJ3AASUB am (O ||V 


If you scored: 

1-3: Who are you, and 
why are you here? 

4-6: You need to study. 

7-9: You can wear 
orange and black with 

10-11: You bleed orange 
and black. 

75th Anniversary 29 

Here are a few tidbits you may not know 
about the history of this college 

■ The idea for a community college 
was from a group of high school 
seniors in the spring of 1922. 

■ Classes for Arkansas City Junior 
College began on Sept. 11, 1922. 

■ The college 
started off with 
58 students, 40 

women and 1 8 

■ Classes were 
held in what 
was the brand 
new $200,000 
Arkansas City 
High School. 

■ For the first two years, classes were 
held on the second floor of the high 

■ After the first two years they moved 
to the basement, where the nickname 
Basement University comes from. 

■ Cowley is the second-oldest com- 
munity college in Kansas. Highland is 
the only state community college older 

than Cowley. 

■ In 1968 the 
college became 
the first in 
Kansas to com- 
bine general edu- 
cation with an 
area vocational- 
technical school's 

■ The college 
has had just three presidents in 75 

years: Paul Johnson was the first, fol- 
lowed by Gwen Nelson, and current 
president Pat McAtee. 

30 75th Anniversary 


Cowley introduces program in a fast-growing field 



Health services is one of the fastest 
growing job fields, and Cowley's 
MICT (Mobile Intensive Care 
Technician) program is off and running 
to meet the demand. 

The MICT program was started in 
the fall of 1996 and currently resides at 
Cowley's Winfield Center. 

The program is taught primarily by 
its director, Slade Griffiths. Griffiths 
has 15 years of EMS experience in 
such areas as pre-hospital care, teach- 
ing, and quality improvement, to name 
a few. 

Even with the assistance of an 
experienced instructor, the MICT pro- 
gram proves to be a challenging road. 
Last year the program started with 24 

Doug Riggs and Chris Cannon provide a 
demonstration for prospective MICT stu- 
dents during Senior Day. 

(photo by Stephanie Atherton) 

students, but only 15 have stayed to 
meet the program's strong demands. 

The MICT program follows the 
Department of Transportation curricu- 
lum set by the Kansas Board of 
Emergency Medical Services. 

MICT students do have an option. 
They can either become certified to be 
an Mobile Intensive Care Technician 
(paramedic) or they can receive an 
Associate of Applied Sciences Degree. 

A student who chooses to obtain 
the AAS degree has to overcome a few 
more obstacles. The student must com- 
plete 24 credit hours of traditional 
scheduled classes. Griffiths believes 
this helps to make the MICT student 
more well-rounded. 

In the second year of obtaining the 
AAS degree, the MICT student enters 
the program and starts on a block 
scheduling system. During this phase 
the student will have classes almost 
every day of the year. 

The MICT program has three 
stages. Didactic, or classroom instruc- 
tion, is the first stage. Clinical instruc- 
tion is the second stage, when students 
experience working in every area of the 
hospital by completing work stations. 
The student must pass one station 
before moving on to the next. The last 
stage of the program takes the last three 
months of the program to fulfill. The 
student must complete a 500-hour field 

But all of the training Cowley's 
MICT students have to endure pays off. 
According to Griffiths, last year alone, 
the MICT students managed to help 
save the lives of six people. 

Perhaps this is why Griffiths has 
total faith in his MICT students. "I 
would trust any one of them to work on 
my family," he says. 


Certification Program 

Course Credits 

EMS Anatomy & Physiology 


Pre-Hospital Care 




Pre-Hospital Pharmacology 


Medical Emergencies 




Clinical Medicine 


Hospital Clinicals 


Field Internship 


Advanced EMS Care 


Total Credits for Certificate 


Summation of hours for 

the AAS Degree 

1st year 24 credit hours 

2nd year 54 credit hours 

Total Credits 78 credit hours 

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On a cold, drizzly Saturday morn- 
ing, Roy called me and dragged me out 
of bed about 7:30 in the morning. Why 
on earth would any normal college stu- 
dent get out of bed at 7:30 on a 
Saturday? Because we were going to get 
to see a big fire truck! Not just your nor- 
mal big fire truck. A fire truck that has a 
ladder that will reach 9 stories into the 

And why are we doing this? To get 
the best angle for a picture of the Brown 
Center. Where the Brown Center now 
stands used to be the site of the Arkansas 
City High School and Middle School. 
That picture you can see on page 16. To 
try to duplicate that shot now and get the 
same angle of the Brown Center, we 
would have had to pay a few hundred 
dollars to go up in a plane for a few 
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So, in the drizzle and cold, Roy 
climbed his way to the end of the ladder 
and then the hydraulics raised that ladder 
up to its 9 story height. And getting the pic- 
ture wasn't that easy for Roy. The ladder 
normally has a 1 foot sway either way, 
made more because of the wind. So, after 
about half an hour of heights, Roy came 
down, hands numb and freezing. 
Forgetting the pain, a huge smile was 
stretched across his face. He had done his 
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the Brown Center, courtesy of the Ark City 
Fire Department. (Photo by Matthew Davis) 

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Lights, Camera, "Camelot" 

p. 6 

With floods, fire alarms, and a sheep 
dog, the show must go on. Brent McCall 
and Cassie Barber took the lead rolls in 
the musical "Camelot." 
by Pamela Hann 

What's the Difference? 

p. 26 

Whether it is reading to students on 
Make a Difference Day or talking to stu- 
dents about community service (like 
Charlie Potter, above), volunteerism is 
visible at Cowley. 
by Phillip Ybarra 

Front and back cover photos 
by Chad D ester 

Virtual Warzone p. 8 

The only time guns are allowed on campus is for Laser Tag. 
by Pamela Hann 

It Ought To Be A Crime P . 10 

Frederick Winters entertains the school with his talent of hypnosis. 
by Phillip Ybarra 

Real Deal Crazy Game Show p. 12 

Anyone have a tube of lipstick? Congratulations, you won a dollar. 

by Roy Andreas and Chad Dester 

Three Dog Night p. 20 

The Winfield Regional Symphony helps Three Dog Night bring "Joy to 

the World." 

by Phillip Ybarra 

Arkalalah p. 22 

Two in a row - the past two Queen Alalah's have been softball players. 
by Lori Palmer 


No Planes or Trains p. 14 

The Automotive Technology program trains students to do more than 
just push a wrench. 

by Chad Dester 

Sixty plus One p. 24 

One conductor (Connie Wedel) leads the way for 60 singers. 
by Uir Kuqi 

Y2K - Is It a THREAT to Cowley? P . 25 

When the the year 2000 comes, expect the unexpected. 
by Uir Kuqi 

The Two Faces of Ireland Hall p. 28 

Campus Security and Cosmetology students attend class in a haunted 


by Lori Palmer 


p. 30 

Meet a few of Cowley's fall and winter featured athletes as well as the 
new athletic trainer. 

by Felecia Hoffman 

A Permanent Reminder of Temporary 
Insanity? p. 2 

Tattoos are popular now, but how long will the fad last? 
by Regina Stanton 

p. 4 

The annual lip sync contest, 
Puttin' on the Hits, got everyone 
involved, including some of the 
coaches' kids (above). 
by Pamela Harm 

Cowley's Passport to the World, p. 16 

There is so much to learn about our international students like Maya Arao from 
Japan (above). 
by Ilir Kuqi 

The Pulse 
Fall 1998 



A permanent reminder of temporary insanity? 

Tattoos aren't just for cultural rea- 
sons anymore. Besides body piercing, 
tattooing is one of the hottest trends. 

Tattooing started in Paleolithic 
times when people used red ochre for 
making marks on their bodies. Later 
someone discovered that marks can 
become permanent by puncturing the 
skin. This was commonly used in the 

story by Regina Stanton 

photos by Chad Dester 

early civilizations of Babylon, 
Egypt, Peru, Mexico, and 

The Plains Indians also 
used red ochre for painting 
their bodies, but there is no 
record that they punctured 
their skin. 

The word "tattoo," how- 
ever, was not adopted into the 
English language until the late 
18th century. 

In January 1997 it became 
a Kansas state law that tattoo 
artists had to have training 
and be licensed before giving 
tattoos. They have to be 
inspected by the board of cos- 
metology at least once a year. 

The bigger the better or 
the more the merrier some might say, 
but many students only have one or 
two. Michael Kashey, a freshman at 
Cowley, has a total of 27 tattoos. He 
had all his tattoos done at "The 
Cutting Edge Tattoo Co." in Arkansas 

"They are a part of my personali- 
ty," Kashey said. 

Sophomore Kris Jolley has only 
one tattoo, which is a big tiger on the 
side of his leg. 

According to George Stratton the 

owner of the "The Cutting Edge Tattoo 
Co." also known as Detroit George, 80 
percent of the people who come in are 
between the ages of 18 and 21. 
Stratton has been giving tattoos since 
the 1970s. 

The permanent choice of tattooing 
isn't for everyone. So Henna tattoos 
are becoming popular as well. 
Madonna chose to have Henna tattoos 
painted on her hands in her "Frozen" 
video. These tattoos last from about six 
to eight weeks. 


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Fall 1998 

fl /eo) things to kooo) be/ore ood o/ter getting o tattoo: 

Where will it hurt? 

Areas near the bone, joints, chest, 
and back are very painful, but the 
sternum and ribs are the worst place 
to receive tattoos. 

Fleshy parts of the arms and the 
legs are the best areas to have tat- 
tooed because they are the least 
painful areas. 

Care for tattoos: 

It takes two to three weeks for a 
tattooed area to heal. There are specif- 
ic instructions for treatment after the 
healing period is up. 

Don't pick at the skin or at scabs 
that form after a tattoo, even if it itch- 
es. It could cause infection and post- 
pone healing. 

Use sunscreen when the tattoo is 
in the sunlight to prevent fading. 

Last, remember to moisturize 
skin, but not too much. 

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Fall 1998 



take to the front seat in 


photos by Casse Long & Kenna Thompson 

by Pamela Hann 

"Everybody.... rock your body... 
Backstreets back, alright!" Move over 
Backstreet Boys! The Backseat Girls 
are back, all right! 

This unique group that lip-synced 
"Everybody" included Melissa 
Ferree, Charlie Potter, Amy Wilson, 
Deanna Bahm and Piper Ewing. "I 
was nervous before we did it, but 
when we got out there, I wasn't," 
Ferree said. 

They earned first place at the 
annual lip-sync contest, Puttin' on the 
Hits, sponsored by the ACT ONE the- 
ater club. 

The night was full of anticipation, 
excitement, nervousness and enthusi- 
asm for the performers. The crowd 
laughed, clapped, whistled, and 
enjoyed themselves. 

There were a total of 20 entries. 
Each act was scheduled for about 
three minutes, and the performance 
went by without a hitch, starting at 
7:30 p.m. and finishing at 9. 

This event was not just for college 
students. Many staff and faculty 
members and even some coaches' 
children got in on the act. The chil- 
dren that performed were Kaillyn 
Nelson, Cooper Nelson, Chase 
Nelson, Morgan Fletchall, Mattie 
Spence, and Sierra Spence. 

In the faculty division the Athletic 
Supporters took third, Madams of the 
Southside took second, and the first 
place winners were the Men's 
Basketball Coaches. 


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Fall 1998 

Men's coach Mark Nelson has 
been on the winning faculty team 
three straight years. "We're coaches so 
we go into it thinking if we're going to 
do it, then we're going to win it." 

During intermissions, ACT ONE 
sponsor Dejon Ewing led the crowd in 
a game of "Name That Tune." A small 
portion of a song was played and the 
audience had to guess the title. Some 
songs that didn't trick everyone 
included "Roll On Down The 
Highway" and "Move This." Money 
was awarded to the first person who 
answered correctly. "It got everyone 
involved and helped keep the place 
alive," said sophomore Denise 

Just when you thought you could 
not laugh anymore, out came the Full 
Monty, some pretend male strippers 
who lip-synced to a Tom Jones tune. "I 
thought the Full Monty was hilari- 
ous," exclaimed Kim Smith. 

The Campus Christian Fellowship 
placed second, the Cowley County 
Singers placed third and Shalisha 
Morgan, the only individual per- 
former, placed fourth. 

The CC SINGERS (top) show that their 
skills involve more than just singing. 

Rockin' their way to the top, staff mem- 
bers from the Southside Outreach Center 
(middle) boogie their way to excellence 
and second place in the faculty division. 

"I'm Every Woman." Yes, Ed Hargrove 
(left) is every woman, along with the 
Athletic Supporters, who finished third. 

The Pulse 
Fall 1998 


a m e I o 

Fall musical earns three standing ovations 


Where can you find Renaissance 
history mixed with romance, comedy 
and good clean fun? It was right here 
on our own campus. This was the set- 
ting for the fall musical "Camelot." 

This famous, yet difficult, 
Broadway musical was directed by 
Connie Wedel, Dejon Ewing and Scott 

"We received standing ovations 
all three nights," said Ewing, who has 
directed 19 plays in her career at 
Cowley. "It was a difficult play and 
they did it!" 

A memorable time for the cast 
was the Friday night performance. 
The hand-held fogger made too much 
fog for its own good. The extra fog 
floated around the fire alarm and the 
alarm went off! The cast was laugh- 
ing and some in the audience thought 
it was a part of the play. 

Another highlight of the play 
was the performing sheep dog, which 
shared a dressing room with the male 
actors. "Saturday night the dog 
shook its head right on cue - it was 
great," said lead actor Brent McCall. 
The dog, which the cast agreed was 
stinky at times, wanted his own five 
minutes of fame, too. He had to be 
dragged off the stage several times. 

The musical was definitely a col- 
lege and community project. For 
example, the cosmetology depart- 
ment helped with makeup and 
design, while Instrumental Music 
Director Gary Gackstatter conducted 
the pit orchestra. 

There was lots of working behind 
the scenes, too. "The way the back- 
stage crew performed was profession- 
al," said Ewing. "They had several 

things to do at the same time and they 
did an admirable job!" 

As the curtain rose, King Arthur 
(Brent McCall) waited nervously for 
his bride, Guenevere (Cassie Barber). 
She was uncertain about meeting him 
and playfully hid. When they finally 
met, wedding bells started to ring. 

King Arthur invited Lancelot (Jon 
Feist) to be a guest at the Round 
Table. Soon after, Lancelot and 
Guenevere fell head over heels in 
love. They tried to keep their love a 
secret from the King, but they were 
discovered. It sounds like a soap 
opera, doesn't it? 

The performance seemed well- 
received around campus. "I'd like to 
commend the ones in the musical. 
They did a wonderful job and I was 
impressed — even though I hate musi- 
cals," Social Instructor Chris Mayer 
told his class. 

With rings in hands, the Camelot cast 
sent music ringing through the Brown 
Center Theater (very top). Magic was in 
the air as llir Kuqi played Merlyn 


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Around and around the Maypole go the 
Ladies of Camelot (left). Jon Feist had a 
heavy hand in the action as Lancelot 
(middle). Cassie Barber and Brent 
McCall were convincing main characters 
Guenevere and Arthur (bottom). 


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Rosie Walcher 
defends her- 
self and her 
team and 
secretly keeps 
out of sight of 
any potential 







Warriors running through dark- 
ness, rolling, tip-toeing through fog, 
quietly avoiding the enemy, diving in 
a fox hole, springing up and shooting 
the rival. But this is not really a war 
zone; it is a game with anxious 
Cowley students trying to score a 
point for their team. This set the 
stage for this year's soul-stirring 
laser tag game on campus. 

Most laser tag games involved 
twelve players, six against six. Each 
contestant bundled up in a vest with 
a gun that costs $800, a headset 
worth $900 and a battery pack valued 
at $2,000. That's a total of $3,700! 
Each game lasted ten intense min- 
utes. There were over 300 partici- 
pants in the approximately four 
hours that the game was set up in the 
Wright Room of the Brown Center. 

Schinker Entertainment, which 
visited Cowley during the second 
week of the fall semester, has been in 
the laser-tag business for three years. 
Employees Fergel Amayo and Dan 
McDonald supervised and operated 
the game. These guys have set up the 
game about 200 times in two years. 
They travel around to schools but are 
stationed in Detroit, Mich. The far- 
thest they have traveled was to 
Maine and Canada. 

Amayo and McDonald said that 
during their travels, they've seen 

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some unusual events. For example, 
they said that once some fraternity 
boys stole their large, orange, con- 
struction barrels. On another occa- 
sion one female participant stripped 
and passed out while being drunk 
and trying to play the game. 

Cowley students had a variety of 
reactions. Larry Huffman said, 
"Combat is exciting and the music is 

The most exciting part of the 
game for Rosie Walcher was, "When 
you knock down five people and you 
don't get knocked down!" 

Although the evening started 
slowly, when some students showed 
up and saw all the fun everyone else 
was having, they started to enjoy 
themselves, too. Jeff Pulkrabek came 
because, "My friends made me!" 

When asked what is one thing 
they would change about the laser 
tag game, the Cowley combat war- 
riors wanted to increase the playing 
space and to be able to move freely 
through the Brown Center. 

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The hypnotist's performance at Cowley is so much fun... 

It Ought To Be a Crime 

(And it is!) 

by Phillip Ybarra 

To give the school year an enter- 
taining start, Cowley College officials 
planned many special events. Laser 
tag, a pig roast and a performance by 
Hypnotist Frederick Winters all 
helped start the new school year. But 
can you name which one of these 
events is a misdemeanor? 

For four years now Hypnotist 
Frederick Winters has been entertain- 
ing the students of Cowley County 
Community College. Many people 
have said that they enjoy not only the 
responses from students on stage but 
also from the audience as well, as 
they all react to Winters' voice. But 
did you know as Winters was enter- 
taining us all he was also committing 
a crime? 

Under hypnosis, volunteers on stage 
perform as rap artists (above) and have 
strange obsessions over knees (right). 


Kansas Statute 21-4007 states: 
"Giving for entertainment any 
instruction, exhibition, demonstration 
or performance in which hypnosis is 
used or attempted or permitting one- 
self to be exhibited for entertainment 
while in a state of hypnosis. . . is a 
misdemeanor punishable by a fine of 
not to exceed fifty dollars." So basi- 
cally the statute states that anyone 
who performs or acts under hypnosis 
for entertainment purposes is subject 
to the $50 fine. 

Activities Director Ed Hargrove 
interviewed many agents represent- 
ing entertainers and decided four 
years ago to hire Winters. He has 
never had any problems with the per- 
formance and feels the entertainment 
is well worth the consequences. He 


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said, "I'd be willing to pay the fifty 
dollars out of my own pocket." 

Vice President of Student Affairs 
Maggie Pickings said, "His perfor- 
mances are good and keep the audi- 
ence entertained." Picking, along 
with many other people, did not 
even know of the statute until it was 
brought to her attention. 

Will Winters return next year? 
Hargrove said that if he is not 
brought back next year it will be 
because the college would like to pre- 
sent new entertainment to the return- 
ing sophomores. 

Sean Parks (right) tries his best to win a 
horse race and Charlotte Seymour 
(below) tries to reel in a whopper of a 

Kansas Statute 21-4007 

Chapter 21. --Crimes and Punishments 

Article 40.--Crimes Involving Violations of Personal Rights 

21-4007. Hypnotic exhibition. (1) Hypnotic exhibition is: 

(a) Giving for entertainment any instruction, exhibition, 
demonstration or performance in which hypnosis is used or 
attempted; or 

(b) Permitting oneself to be exhibited for entertainment while 
in a state of hypnosis. 

(2) "Hypnosis" as used herein, means a condition of altered 
attention, frequently involving a condition of increased selec- 
tive suggestibility brought about by an individual through the 
use of certain physical or psychological manipulation of one 
person by another. 

(3) Hypnotic exhibition is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine 
of not to exceed fifty dollars ($50). 

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The Real Deal 

r^sxGame Show 

Story by 

Roy Andreas and Chad Dester 

Spin the wheel and win some 
cash! That's what the Real Deal Crazy 
Game Show was all about. A comedi- 
an/host handed out dollar bills to the 
first audience members who brought 
him certain items that he requested. 
For example, Shannon O'Toole won a 
dollar for having a tube of lipstick in 
her purse. 

Contestants, whose names were 
drawn from a box, came up on stage 
and tried to answer trivia questions. If 
they answered wrong they had to per- 
form a "silly stunt" before they could 

Christy Davis (above) rushes to 
cram 15 marshmallows in her 
mouth within 30 seconds. 

Taking cash instead of what was in 
box number one was a popular 
choice for many contestants. 

spin the "wheel of cash." If they 
answered correctly they immediately 
got to spin the wheel. 

The most popular silly stunt of 
the evening came when golfer Coy 
Goodman had to put on a diaper, sit 
on the stage floor, and throw a 
tantrum before he was allowed to spin 
the wheel. 

After spinning the wheel the con- 
testants received money. From that 
point each contestant had a choice to 
make: keep the money or trade it for 
what was behind door number one. 
Most competitors chose to keep the 
cash, as much as $35. 

Representing the Student 
Government Association (SGA), Ilir 
Kuqi played Vanna White for the 
show. He loaded door number one 
with prizes. 

The big winner of the evening 
was Petra Hofmann, who took home a 
Sony boom box valued at $100. Any 
on-stage contestant that won a prize 
also received a "Real Deal Crazy 
Game Show" t-shirt. 

The games show was sponsored 
by SGA. "It was great fun and I think 
students should come to these sort of 
activities more often," SGA Treasurer 
Christy Davis said. 

photos by Chad Dester and Casse Long 


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Forced to put on a temper 
tantrum with a diaper, rat- 
tle, and bottie was sopho- 
more Coy Goodman 


Petra Hofmann (left) 
walked away with the 
biggest prize: a Sony 
Boom box valued at $100. 

Not only college students received 
prizes. Money and prizes were given 
away to kids, too. 

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Automotive Tech instructor 

Ricky Young gives Dustin 

Sisson and Travis Brown some 

pointers on their 350 turbo 


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Proving that automotive work is 

not just for guys, Sara 

Thompson helps Justin Wood 

tear down a transmission. 


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Automotive tech students learn more than just how to push a wrench 

Car problems? Have no fear - the 
Cowley Automotive class is here! 

During the fall semester, the 
Cowley College automotive program 
had 22 students enrolled. The class is 
a two-year training course. The place- 
ment rate from the auto class is 100 
percent, according the Instructor 
Ricky Young. New auto students who 
qualify for scholarships receive books 
and tuition along with a reimburse- 
ment on their tools. 

The auto classes cover mostly 
American made cars. Students learn 
about everything from engine perfor- 
mance to computer diagnostics. Local 
car dealerships donate equipment 
and parts to the class and also help 
with scholarships. The auto students 
go around to the local dealerships and 
do annual fall car inspections to pre- 
pare vehicles for winter. 

The auto class also has a time for 
the public to bring cars in for a fall car 

inspection. Last year the class looked 
at 80 to 100 cars. Also this fall, the 
auto class held a fall minor mainte- 
nance class for whoever wanted to 

Students from the program can 
compete in the VICA auto competi- 
tion held in Wichita. This competition 
includes all vocational schools in 
Kansas. In the last couple of years 
Cowley has had several students 
place in the competition. 

Tackling this transmission are 
auto students Erik Capron and 
Michael Beach. 

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Obviously international students 
travel thousands of miles to come to 
Cowley. Did you ever consider it possi- 
ble to travel while staying here on cam- 
pus? One can, just by becoming 
acquainted with these international schol- 

Thousands of new international stu- 
dents come to the United States every 
year for higher education. Most of them 
have some idea of the challenges and 
hardships ahead of them, but they still 
seek a better and brighter future. They 
leave their loved ones and their cultures 
behind in hopes of gaining something that 
will help them excel in life and become 

Does it really happen? International 
students face a lot of stress. They come 
from another culture, and another mental- 
ity, trying to adjust in a place where there 
are many difficulties in communication. 
Most of the time, this goal is not an easy 
one to achieve. The transition into the 
American educational system and 
lifestyle is not easy for those who have 
not been exposed to English or the 
American culture. They not only have the 
pressure of learning the language, but 
they are also forced to carry a full-time 
student course load in order to fulfill their 
student visa requirement. They face 

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Fall 1998 

many financial problems with little help 
available from endowment scholarships. 

This year Cowley has a record- 
breaking number of international students 
(17) , according to Terry Eaton, sponsor 
of the international club. How are they 
adjusting to cultural problems? Well, 
let's go backstage and interview some of 

How did they find out about this col- 
lege? Almost everyone responded with 
the same answer, they read about it. 
They received many responses from the 
college's admission office, which has 
been highly visible. Another big help has 
been the internet. But what is the real rea- 
son for attending Cowley? Because 
Cowley College is one of the most eco- 
nomical in Kansas. "Cowley is less 
expensive, the best," said Yumi Ochiai, a 
Japanese student. 

Despite the fact that some of the 
international students have come here to 
participate in sports, all of them have 
come to the United States, specifically 
Cowley, for one purpose: to learn about 
the American culture. Gilbert Mategula, 
a student from Malawi, Africa, said, "We 
are all foreigners, and we can all learn 
from each-other." Many Americans could 
not begin to imagine how much courage 
it takes to be in this foreign country, at 
this moment, or to attempt conversations 
in an unfamiliar language. These stu- 
dents have dreams, big dreams, and it 
takes a lot of hard work to accomplish. 
This is what some of them said: 

"I would like to finish these two 
years at Cowley, then go back to Japan 
and be the Prime Minister of Japan." 
Shintaro Yamazaki, a student from Japan, 

"I would like to be an athlete train- 
er," stated Petra Hofmann, a basketball 
player and student from Hungary. 

"We would like to be NBA players," 
said Ivica Simac & Mario Ivic, basketball 
players and students from Croatia. 

The biggest help for the international 
students is having their own club called 
"Cowley Internationals," thanks to their 
sponsor Terry Eaton. Also other people 
that helped specifically included Maggie 
Picking, the vice-president of student 

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Petra Hofmann 


Health & PE 

Mario Ivic 


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Gilbert Mategula 



Alex Thornton 



Ivica Simac 


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Joe Kirby 



Matt Prouatt 


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Cesar Reano 



Shintaro Yamazaki 



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The International Club in front of Renn Library 

Front row.. .Gilbert Mategula, Ivica Simac, llir Kuqi, Petra Hofmann, Mario Ivic. 
Back row... Sponsor Terry Eaton, Yumi Ochiai, Miho Takahashi, Maya Arao, Shintaro 

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(How do you say "Hello" in their language) 

Tungjatjeta! Albanian 

. Wj V- b ^ (konnichiwa) Japanese 

Pomalo! Croatian 

Bonjour! French 

iHola! Spanish 

Hello! Australian 

Szia! Hungarian 

Oi! Portugese 

^A^^h Bulgarian 

The first dinner for the International Students' club 

*(Trivia Question)* 

-Who and when was 
at Cowley? 

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affairs, and Stephanie McCorgary, the 
director of admissions. The Cowley 
International Club originated in 1990, 
but with the passing of time it faded 
away. This year this club is returning, 
and all of the members hope that this 
club will be a home-away-from home to 
every international student attending 
Cowley. Miho Takahashi, a Japanese 
student, pointed out that the Cowley 
Internationals club will help them know 
each other well. 

Not only are there many internation- 
al students at Cowley this year, there is a 
also a new math instructor, 
Yeshewawoin Mimi Aregaye, from 
Ethiopia. By the way, just call her Mimi. 
She has also expressed interest on help- 
ing the international students. She said, 
"I would like to make a difference in an 
international student's life, because I 
know it is hard for them." 

These two new faces from Croatia, 
Mario ivic and Svica Simac, have 
invaded Cowiey with their basketball 



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Culture Shock! 

A Japanase student shares her beliefs about American culture 

Yumi Ochiai 

I have been here in the United 
States for almost a year. I am getting 
used to the American culture day by 
day, because every day is a culture 
shock for me. During the last year, I 
learned so many cultural differences, 
and I found that it is different from 
Japanese culture. Here are several 
episodes I have experienced. 

I am from Japan, Asia. 
Everything there is the opposite from 
the United States. Last name goes 
first, drive in the left lane with left 
steering wheel, and books start from 
the right page. You will never imag- 
ine how different and weird Japanese 
culture is. 

However, recently, Japanese cul- 
ture is changing slowly. Why is it 
changing? Because we think, especial- 
ly younger people think, western cul- 
ture is much cooler than eastern. For 
instance, in Japanese traditional cul- 
ture, "Gentlemen first" is changing to 
"Ladies first." However, I still have a 
spirit of "Gentlemen first," because 
my father, grandfather, brother, and 
my boyfriend are all arrogant. If they 
said, "Bring beers," women get beers 
for them immediately. I was raised 
that way so I don't feel any resistance 
to it. 

When I reached here, I was total- 
ly shocked by Americans. Men work 
so hard! Nevertheless, I still had a 
spirit of "Gentlemen first," which 
caused a stupid mistake here in 
America. One day, I opened the door 
for a male person with my full of 

kindness. He suddenly said to me, 
"Go ahead." Immediately I said to 
him, "You go ahead." Finally, he went 
inside first and I was happy with 
what I had done. I thought that was 
the greatest behavior for a male.... 
No, not for Americans! I was totally 
wrong. I can imagine how weird he 
felt with my strange behavior. From 
that moment, I stopped opening the 
door for men. On the other hand, I 
still feel funny at times when guys 
open the door for me. My face always 
turns to red! 

There is another funny cultural 
difference. Japanese don't sit on the 
ground. We only sit inside of the 
house. We think the inside is clean 
and the outside is 
dirty. We have to 

take off shoes M\J l\&t\ I 
when we go _ 
inside of the I M/«d 
house, because , 
shoes make a < 

mess. I still have 
resistance to sit- 
ting on the ground. It is still impossi- 
ble for me to sit on the grass, concrete, 
and even in the classrooms. I sud- 
denly think like, "The floor must be 
dirty. It will make my jeans dirty." So 
I sit like doing a squat! It looks stu- 
pid! However, we learn how to squat 
without touching our hips when we 
are in kindergarten. Japanese are too 
cleanly. Unfortunately, too much 
squat-sitting is hard on people's knees 
and it sometimes stops baby growth. 
That's why there are many short 

When people see me, everyone is 
surprised at my height. My height is 
only four feet eleven and a half inch- 
es. When I was in Japan, many peo- 
ple were short, so I didn't care about 
my height so much. I developed an 

inferiority complex with my height 
when I came here. The only one thing 
I could do was to wear tall, thick 
shoes or sandals. However, 

Americans made fun of my shoes. 
What else I can do for it? I was so dis- 
tressed. Finally, I recognized that I 
was killing my wonderful personality 
and my looks by myself. Not the 
appearance, but the inside is most 
important for people, I realized. I was 
always trying to do things which are 
beyond my ability. It is impossible to 
change my height; therefore, I need to 
be proud of my height. American 
people made me think about it. If I 
didn't come to the United States, I 
would never consider it. 


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I am still learning American cul- 
ture. Honestly, it is very hard to 
change my cultural behavior, but I 
have to be an American while I am 
here. Cultural problems sometimes 
hurt my pure heart, but it has made 
my spirit much stronger. The proverb, 
"When in Rome, do as the Romans 
do," is absolutely true. However, 
when I return to Japan, I have to 
change my mind completely in a 
Japanese way. Gee, it's hard. . . 

It is important to keep one's own 
culture. The world is made up of hun- 
dreds of cultures, but in my opinion, 
cultures should change, because the 
world keeps changing everyday, and 
we are living here for the future. 

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Halloween was less scary with a performance 


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Most, if not 
all, of the people 
that came through 
the doors were 
rain-soaked, and 
they were old 
enough to have 
been around when 
the night's enter- 
tainment was first 
formed in 1968. 

On Halloween 
night, the W.S. 
Scott Auditorium was filled with 
many who have been fans for years 
and a few who were experiencing 
the band Three Dog Night for the 
first time. 

The auditorium floor where 
Cowley athletes normally play was 
covered with rows of chairs, and in 
those chairs were the people who 
braved the torrential downpour that 
eventually led to the flooding that 
plagued Arkansas City. But that is 
another story. 

Those who sat on the court had 
prime seats to see the performance 
of a band that, in their prime, had 
over 21 top 40 hits in a row and 
toured heavily. A sold-out crowd 
was there as the lights went dim and 
the show began. 

Gary Gackstatter and the 
Winfield Regional Symphony per- 
formed with Three Dog Night. The 
Symphony began the show by play- 
ing on their own. Then the members 
of Three Dog Night came on stage to 
join in. 

First Pat Bautz, seven-year 
drummer for the band, sat at his 
drum set located just in front of the 
symphony, took his drum sticks in 
hand and joined the Symphony. 

by Phillip Ybarra 

Photos by Amanda Vornauf 

Conductor Gary Gackstatter and the Winfield 
Regional Symphony play backup to Three Dog Night 
eft). Cory Wells and Paul Kingery perform one of 
their number one hits for the sold-out crowd in W.S. 
Scott Auditorium (below). Wells and Kingery are two 
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Paul Kingery and Jimmy 
Greenspoon both followed Bautz. 
Kingery picked up his bass guitar, 
while Greenspoon, with his adept fin- 
gers, played his keyboard. 

Michael Allsup followed with his 
guitar in hand, and Cory Wells and 
Danny Hutton, both lead singers, 
came on stage to begin the show. 

Together, these six musicians 
played an energetic show backed up 
by Gackstatter and the Winfield 
Regional Symphony. 

Jim Nethercott, a member of the 
Symphony, said even though they 
were pressed not only for time but 
also practice, the Symphony played 
"really well." 

Three Dog Night played all their 
number one hits such as "One" and 
"Easy to be Hard" and ended the 
show with the one that everyone is 
familiar with: "Joy to the World." 

"Joy to the World" was probably 
the one song most of the younger gen- 
eration recognized. Particularly the 
verse "Jeremiah was a Bullfrog. . . A 
very good friend of mine." 

Overall the night went well. 
People enjoyed the performance and 
have congratulated Gackstatter with 
cards and calls. Gackstatter said, "It's 
great to live in an area and work in a 
place that supports my crazy ideas." 
Gackstatter also said he appreciates 
the pleasure of working with "the fine 
student and community musicians." 

Band members hold out 
their microphones for 
the audience to sing 
into during "Joy to the 

World" (top). 
Gackstatter practices 
with the Symphony 
(above). Cory Wells 
leads the band in a per- 
formance of "One," 
which topped the charts 
in April of '69 (left). 

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u e e n CI C at ah 

Is a Real Team Player, and an Honor Student, Too! 

Candidates for Queen Alalah 
started out with every eligible sopho- 
more girl, but only one could be 
crowned. That lucky one was Jill 

"I was astounded that so many 
people nominated me," said 
Hutchinson, an Arkansas City native. 
She believes that as Queen Alalah it is 
important to be a role model for 
younger people in the community 
who will look up to her. 
Hutchinson's involvement here at 
Cowley proves that she is a role 
model. She is a student ambassador 
and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. 

Story by Lori Palmer 
Photos by Casse Long 

Hutchinson also plays on the soft- 
ball team, which makes this the sec- 
ond year in a row for a softball player 
to be crowned queen. Cassi Vandever 
was Queen Alalah last year. Although 
Hutchinson is not sure where she is 
going after she leaves Cowley, she 
wants to continue to play softball and 
study elementary education. 

During the running for queen, 
Hutchinson was excited for the other 
candidates. She said Jessica Ferree, 
Laetitia Sanders, Micah Musson, and 
Piper Ewing made up a good, diverse 
group. When it came down to the 
night of coronation, Hutchinson was 

shocked that she won. 

After the queen was chosen, 
Hutchinson and the other four candi- 
dates got to ride down Summit during 
the parade. The girls were lucky their 
parade was not rained on, like much 
of the rest of Arkalalah was. 

"I would rather it be cold than 
rainy," said Hutchinson. 

Next to holding the title of Queen 
Alalah 67, Hutchinson considers 
being student of the month last 
February a great honor as well. "It 
boosted my confidence and paid off 
for all the hard work I've done," she 


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Cassi Vandever, Queen Alalah '97, speaks at coronation (far left). This year's Queen, Jill 
Hutchinson, waves to the crowd during the parade (above). 

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CC Singers perform at the coronation 
(top). Queen candidates and the dance- 
iine ride in style (left), while the baseball 
team piles in (below) during the 
Arkaiaiah parade. 



Directed by one instructor (Connie Wedel) more 
singers than ever (60) participated in vocal music. 

by Ilir Kuqi 

Cowley College has established a strong reputation 
for its music department. Vocal Music Instructor Connie 
Wedel has been instrumental in building this musical tra- 

During the fall semester, 60 students were enrolled in 
Concert Choir, 20 
more than last year. 
Considering that the 
Ark City campus has 
about 1,000 students, 
this means that 6 
percent of these stu- 
dents are in the same 
class at the same 

Wedel has had to do 
some recruiting to 
create a class this 
large. She says she 
helps area high 
school students with 

their musical skills, but she also tries to give them "a feel 
for Cowley." 

Sixteen members of the concert choir are also in CC 
singers. Wedel says CC Singers are the musical ambas- 
sadors for Cowley College. Their performances include 

CC Singers perform for visiting high school students 

choreographed dance routines. 

Wedel's passion for music has lasted a lifetime. She 
started playing piano in second grade. Following an earli- 
er teaching stint at Cowley beginning in 1992, she left for 
Kansas State University to earn her master's degree. She 
returned to Cowley in 1997. 

Never afraid to 
try new things, Wedel 
is teaming with 
Instrumental Music 
Director Gary 

Gackstatter for a major 
work to be performed 
with the Winfield 
Regional Symphony in 
the spring of 1999. The 
piece is "Requiem 
Mass" by John Kutler. 
In the eyes of 
many of her students, 
Wedel sets an exam- 
ple. "Connie's musi- 
cal spirit brings us 
way past our pre-conceived limits," said Sean Parks, a 
CC. singer. 

"Being directed by Connie Wedel is like riding in a car 
with an out-of-control driver," said Stephanie Osborn, a 
choir student. 


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Fall 1998 

of the 

by llir Kuqi 

Fear of the millennium. It's 
a fear that almost everybody 
has - some because of their 
religious beliefs, some because 
of increasingly complex tech- 
nology, and others because of 
reports in the media. One of 
the greatest fears involves Y2K, 
also called the millennium 

First, what is Y2K? Back in 
the days when mainframes 
ruled the earth, memory was 
expensive. Code was written 
to try to save space, so the date 
field in many programs omit- 
ted the century portion of the 

Unless corrected, pro- 
grams run after the big party I 
on December 31, 1999, will WJto 
have a colossal hangover and incor- 
rectly assume that it is Jan. 1, 1900. 
These problems vary from utilities to 
military records. 

How big is the problem? Big 
enough for the Senate to pass and 
have President Clinton sign a $3.4 bil- 
lion emergency spending bill for the 
bug. Earlier this year, the Office of 
Management and Budget warned 
that the government's cost would 
continue to grow. That total is now 
estimated at $5.4 billion, according to 
OMB. Russia plans to spend $500 mil- 
lion on the same problem. 
Apparently it is a big problem. 

How big of a problem is it for 
Cowley? According to Darla Denton, 
a computer technician for the college, 
the millennium bug it is not a big 
threat to the college. Starting Jan. 1, 
1999, Denton will start checking all 
the computers with 386 and 486 
processors. This is the older version. 
Any Pentium will be OK. As for the 
college's network, it is one of the 
newest versions (Digital Alpha 
Server) even though college employ- 
ees still refer to it as a VAX. It is Y2K 
compliant, meaning that everything 
connected to it should be free of the 
millennium bug. The network stores 

Cowley Technician Darla Denton may 
have to extend the memory of old com- 
puters in order to escape the upcoming 

important data involving grades, 
transcripts, budget and enrollment. 

What would happen if everyone 
forgot about the Y2K problem? Older 
computers would have incorrect 
dates. Billing and payroll would be 
wrong. Letters, spreadsheets, and 
data bases would have the wrong 

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Fall 1998 


Local volunteers join a nationwide day of 

Making A Difference 

Story and Photos by Phillip Ybarra 







Not many people would 
give up their Saturday to read to 
elementary students or help to 
prepare houses for the winter. 
But for Arkansas City's first 
Make-A-Difference Day, many 
decided it would be worth it. 

Fifty volunteers spent 
Saturday, Oct. 24, helping win- 
terize houses and reading to 
school children. Thirty-two vol- 
unteers went to five schools - 
Roosevelt, IXL, Francis Willard, 
Adams, and Jefferson - to read 
to elementary students. The stu- 
dents were given the sign-up 
sheets to take home and have 
their parents sign. 

Thirty-five elementary kids 
showed up at the schools to be 
helped by the volunteers. 
Volunteers read to the younger 
students, while older students 
who could read were helped by 
the volunteers with their read- 
ing and writing skills. The ele- 
mentary students were in the 
first through third grades. 

Many of the volunteers felt 
that the turnout of elementary 
students could have been better. 
But those children who did 

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Fall 1998 

Ju!ie Kratt reads to her daughter Kendra at Rooseveit 
Elementary. Children were allowed to choose and keep 
the books which were donated by Wal-Mart. 

show up were happy to be Nancy Jolley, Cowley stu- 
helped and read to. After the dent and president of Phi Theta 
projects, the volunteers reflect- Kappa Honor Society, was par- 
ed on what they had accom- ticipating at Jefferson school, 
plished. Most said they enjoyed Jolley organized 13 members of 
the experience and were sur- the honor society to help with 
prised about how well the chil- the reading project which was 
dren were responding to the vol- part of Make-A-Difference Day. 
unteers. Jolley said, "The children 

Therese Doll and other volunteers at local schools help 
children with their reading skills. 

benefited from the attention and focus on them." They 
were given not only attention but also received a book of 
their choice, and a reading folder which they made them- 
selves. Jolley felt it was the "one on one" interaction 
which many of the kids benefited from the most. 

Those who did not go to the elementary schools went 
to four houses around Arkansas City and helped to pre- 
pare the houses for the winter. People from the commu- 
nity were chosen and asked if they would like assistance 
in the winterizing of their homes. 

Four residences around Arkansas City responded. 
When winterizing houses, the volunteers put plastic 
sheets on the windows, sealed cracks around windows 
and air conditioners, and made homes draft free for the 

Make-A-Difference Day is the largest national day of 
helping others. It is sponsored by USA Weekend and its 
over 500 carrier newspapers. Make-A-Difference Day is 
held in partnership with the Points of Light Foundation. 
Local Wal-Marts provided a $1,000 Make-A-Difference 
Day grant for area projects. 

Service Learning Central, the Community Volunteer 
Center and Wal-Mart organized the first annual Make-A- 
Difference Day for Arkansas City. Rubbermaid also 
donated lunch pails for the students to keep after the pro- 
ject was over. 

Testimonies from the Path: 

Pathfinders of past and present 

Many high school stu- 
dents across Kansas are 
given an introduction to 
Cowley and community 
service by a group of 15 vol- 
unteers who belong to a 
team called Pathfinders. 

Pathfinders travels 
across Kansas in search of 
high school students whom 
they can tell about commu- 
nity service. One recent 
member of the team, fresh- 
man Charlie Potter, and a 
team member who calls 
herself "retired," Kerry 
Schnackenberg, both have 
been on trips that have 
helped others as well as 
themselves in many ways. 

Potter, a freshman 
English major, joined 
Pathfinders to help herself 
and others utilize their 
skills. Her past involve- 
ment in volunteering was in 
the Arkansas City High 
School volunteer program 
and as a D.A.R.E. role 

Potter has been on four 
Pathfinders trips and has 
given a presentation on 
how volunteering affects 
everyone, called "Us, There 
is No Them." When asked 
what she likes best about 
being on the team, she said, 
"I feel a bunch of people 
together for a good cause 
forms a special bond." 

Kerry Schnackenberg is 
a retired team member who 
traveled with Pathfinders 
for two years. In those two 
years Schnackenberg 

brought her enthusiasm 
and energy and she was 
also the first team member 
to do the "Service in 
Career" speech which is 
still presented today. 

Schnackenberg joined 
Pathfinders because she felt 
it would be a worthwhile 
adventure across the state 
of Kansas. 

Through Pathfinders 
Schnackenberg told of a 
clearinghouse where the 
students can organize com- 
munity service projects and 
see that community service 
is vital to themselves and 
others. Schnackenberg also, 
through one of her presen- 
tations, became a mentor to 
a high school student who 
was going through rough 
times just as Schnackenberg 
had in her life. 

A session called 
Reflection is held after each 
trip to look back on the pre- 
sentations. Schnackenberg 
said, "Reflection is the most 
powerful moments the 
teams will have." 

Charlie Potter (left), freshman 
Pathfinder, and Kerry 
Schnackenberg (above), 
retired Pathfinder, both present 
before high school students. 

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Fall 1998 


The Two Faces of 
Ireland Hall 

by Loti Palmer 

Photos by Chad Dester & Phillip Ybarra 

There is a lot more to Ireland Hall 
than its antique structure, creaky 
stairs, and musty smell. The 108-year- 
old building that stands on the north 
side of campus and resembles a castle 
is home to Cowley's cosmetology stu- 
dents, criminal justice students, and - 
some people believe - ghosts. 

Although one might think Ireland 
Hall was named after leprechauns, it 
really got the name from W. H. Pat 
Ireland, longtime supporter and 
board member of the college. Ireland 
Hall started out as the Arkansas City 
High School in 1892. Thirty years 
later, a new high school had been built 
and Ireland Hall became a depart- 
mental school for sixth-graders. 
Through the years, Ireland Hall was 
also used for the "Teen- 
town Program," in which 
Ark City youth could 
participate in group 
activities such as dancing 
and shooting pool. By 
1982, the cosmetology 
department and the crim- 
inal justice program 
became a part of Ireland 

Pat Mauzey has been 
running the cosmetology 
department since 1975. 
Her students stay in 
Ireland Hall from 8 a.m. 
to 5:30 p.m. For the past 
24 years, Elvin Hatfield 
has been in charge of the 
criminal justice program. 
Criminal justice students 

have only their core classes in Ireland 

In addition to the two main faces 
of Ireland Hall, which are cosmetol- 
ogy and criminal justice, a senior citi- 
zen program called the "Institute of 
Lifetime Learning" is also a part of the 
building. The institute started in 
1977. About 600 senior citizens in 
Cowley, Sumner, Sedgwick, and 
Chautauqua counties receive a 
newsletter published by the institute. 

Some of these people who spend 
a lot of time in Ireland Hall have come 
to the conclusion that the building is 
haunted. Night seems to be the 
ghosts' favorite time to hang out in 
Ireland Hall. Strange noises have 
been heard, such as doors shutting 

and floorboards creaking. One custo- 
dian, working late into the night, 
claimed to hear the pitter-patter of lit- 
tle feet coming from the top floor, 
which is empty. Another custodian 
who was by herself in Ireland Hall 
around 1 a.m. unplugged her radio 
and left for a few minutes. When she 
returned the radio mysteriously was 
plugged back in. 

These creepy events are not the 
only things that have scared students 
in Ireland Hall. Because the building 
is so tall, it is often a target for light- 
ning. Hatfield recalls the building 
being struck by lightning three times 
since he has been there, and each time 
the whole building lit up. 

Ireland Hall is also somewhat of a 
tourist attraction. The 
building lures alumni 
back for another look. 
Art students travel from 
around the country to 
analyze and draw 
Ireland Hall. Many 
Cowley students spend 
a great deal of time here 
and never take the 
opportunity to check out 
one of the most interest- 
ing buildings on cam- 
pus, Ireland Hall. 

Chris Yost of campus 
security handcuffs cosme- 
tology student Stephanie 


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for A/ ex Thornton, Cow/ey College provided small classes, a 

voir prwam. ^E n( |i ess Possibilities 

Sports Features by Felecia Hoffman 

Even though he is from Canada, 
his stick of choice is a golf club not a 
hockey stick. Alex Thornton, 18, ven- 
tured to Cowley 
College from 

Woodstock, a 

Canadian providence 
of Ontario. 

He learned about 
Cowley when he 
attended an elite golf 
camp in Texas. He 
was chosen as one of 
the top ten high 
school Canadian 

golfers to participate 
in this camp. While 
he was there, a coach 
gave him a list of 
nationwide colleges 
with golf programs. 

He wrote to 15 colleges out of the 

many on the list. 

He quit baseball at age 14 
after playing for four 
years. His dad got 
him interested in golf 
and he has played 
ever since. 

"My biggest 
golf accomplishment 
was placing second 
in the first tourna- 
ment I played in," 
Thornton says. 

His dad has 
been his most inspi- 
rational person. "He 
raised me to be a gen- 
tleman and the per- 
son I am today," he 

Thornton hopes to earn his associ- 
ates degree in business administration 
here at Cowley. Then he plans to 
transfer to a four-year university 
located in a warm climate. His career 
plans include becoming a club pro 
and going on tour. 

f Men's Golf \ 

The Cowley golfers finished 
the fall season in fifth place in 
the Jayhawk Conference, 
improving one spot from last 
year. The scores that the team 
accumulated for the fall season 
will carry over into the team's 
spring season. 


Coming from "West Thiladelphia to play at Cowley, 
Ayeshia Smith is 

Challenged to Perform 


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Fall 1998 

Add pre-season Ail-American 
Ayeshia Smith to the list of Cowley 
College standout basketball players. 

Smith came to Cowley from west 
Philadelphia. She started playing 
basketball in the fourth grade. "My 
dad would take me to the park to 
play with the big boys," said Smith. 
Her most memorable moment came 
when she scored 1,000 points while 
in her high school career. 

Smith heard about Cowley when 
Coach Darin Spence called her up. 
Smith decided to come see what it 
was like at Cowley. She liked the 
atmosphere and so she decided she 
would attend school here. 

Last season, she averaged 13 
points a game and was the Freshman 
of the Year in the Jayhawk East. 

Smith is a communication major 
and hopes to be on ESPN someday. 

After graduating from Cowley, 
Smith hopes to attend a division one 
school and continue playing basket- 
ball and working toward her major. 
She even hopes her basketball career 
will take her all the way to the 



Led by Smith, the Lady Tigers 
hope to repeat their first place 
finish in the Jayhawk 
Conference East Division. The 
Lady Tigers are ranked third 
in the pre-season behind 
Independence and Coffeyville. 


The main priority for sophomore basketball player 
Troy Dusenbery is to be a 

Team Player 

Ask Troy 

Dusenbery about 
himself and he will 
not tell you much of 
anything, but ask him 
about the team and 
see what he says. 

Teamwork is a 
priority for this 6- 
foot, 3-inch sharp- 
shooter. Troy 
Dusenbery has been 
playing in organized 
basketball games 
since the age of 5. 
Even before that, if he 
had to choose a ball out of all the dif- 
ferent sports, he always chose the 

Dusenbery is a 20-years-old busi- 
ness major who wants to someday be 

a personal 


He says the 
basketball team 
will do well this 
season, adding 
that they are not 
tall or muscular, 
but they are ath- 
letic, skilled and 
quick. "The main 
thing is that we 
are a team and no 
one is better than 
another. We have 
all of the pieces 
to the puzzle; now we just have to put 
them all together," he said. His only 
personal goal is to do whatever it 
takes for the team to succeed. 

Dusenberry expects Butler, 

Hutchinson, Barton and Coffeyville 
to be among the strongest teams in 
the Jayhawk Conference this season. 
He is confident that the Tigers will 

As for success in life, Dusenberry 
says his father is his most inspira- 
tional person. "He used to tell me that 
one day I'll wake up and the world 
will pass me by. He reminds me to 
take all the chances I get." 

f Men's Basketball *\ 

The men's basketball team has 
four returning sophomores. In 
a preseason poll for the 
Jayhawk Conference East 
Division, the men were ranked 
second behind Coffeyville. 

for Selena Shippy playing volleyball was natural so 
she developed ^ 1^ J of ^ Q a|ne 

All through high school she played volleyball. 
She says she started playing in the sixth grade. 
"Everybody played sports since it was such a small 
school and my older sister played so I wanted to 
play, too," Selena Shippy says of her school 
years in Attica. 

Shippy played basketball and ran track in 
high school but she chose volleyball at Cowley 
because she liked it better. "I am not tough 
enough to play basketball. I enjoy playing 
volleyball because it is more natural to me," 
says Shippy. 

Shippy found out about Cowley because 
someone she knew played on the team. Coach 
Deb Nittler came to watch her play and ended up 
recruiting her. 

As a freshman, Shippy played well as an out- 
side hitter, replacing teammate Joanna Howell, who 
suffered a broken thumb. This year as a sophomore 
her season was cut short by a serious ankle injury 
during practice. "I went up to hit during practice 
and landed on someone else's foot," she says. "I 

heard three pops. I ended up fracturing my bone, 
and it chipped of in two places. I was devastated 
because it was my sophomore year and I was just 
starting to play well." 
After graduating from Cowley, Shippy hopes to 
continue her volleyball career somewhere and 
keep working toward her education major. 

f Volleyball N 

The Lady Tigers finished their season 
with a 24-28 record. Freshman Megan 
Quilty made first team in the Jayhawk 
Conference East Division along with 
making second team all Region VI. 
Making second team in the conference 
was Kellie Wolf. Receiving honorable 
mention were Selena Shippy, Tiffany 
Davidson, and Miranda Harris. 

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Fall 1998 


for Morgan Sommers, being in the medical field 
only meant he would be 

Training the Trainers 

Morgan Sommers, this year's new 
athletic trainer supervisor, likes to 
travel with the teams to competitions 
and to oversee the prevention of 
injuries. He makes sure the athletes 
get the medical attention they need, 
when they need it. "I enjoy working 
with the athletes, being a part of the 
team and everything that comes with 
it," he says. 

In order to be part of the Cowley 
training program, the student trainers 
have to work in the training room for 
at least one hour every day Even 
though Kim Smith has a scholarship 
as a volleyball trainer, once the sea- 
son is over she still will have to work 
as a trainer at least an hour every day. 

Working in the training room allows 
the trainers to learn how to wrap 
ankles, how to properly take care of 
wounds, and how to take care of all 
the athletes' other problems. 
"Morgan has really helped me a lot 
this year. He has taught me many 
useful techniques," said Smith. 

Sommers attended Butler County 
Community College and earned a 
degree in athletic training. Then he 
transferred to Wichita State 
University. Soon after he finished at 
WSU he attended graduate school at 
Fort Hays State University, where he 
attended school for one year before 
obtaining a job as a trainer for Cowley. 

In the middle of graduate school, 

one of his former trainer supervisors 
brought the Cowley position to his 
attention. The job sounded like a 
good situation and he checked it out 
as soon as possible. "The main goal 
for beginning my career was to get an 
opportunity to be a part of the 
Jayhawk Conference," he said. 

Sommers is 27 years old and is 
originally from Towanda, Kan. He 
originally considered being a physical 
therapist but did not think it would be 
as enjoyable as being a trainer. He 
wanted to stay in the field of sports 
medicine so he would have more free- 
dom, and being a trainer would allow 
him to travel with the teams. 

Trainer Morgan 
Sommers properly 
tapes Lisa Bruno's 
ankle before volleyball 


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Fall 1998 


Fall '98 featured a "flood" of campus activities 

b\f JLegina Stanton 

Many memorable events hap- 
pened this fall semester at Cowley. 
The one that most affected people in 
the community was the flood of '98. 

The high 

waters caused 

many people, 

including some 
Cowley employees 
and students, to 
abandon their 

homes and in the 
process lose some 
of their posses- 
sions. The disaster 
also brought out 
many volunteers 
in the community 
to help their neigh- 

But the floods 
should not be the 
only event remembered from the 1998 
fall semester at Cowley, as this issue of 
PULSE magazine has tried to empha- 

As they say in theater, "The show 
must go on," and it did. Even through 
the floods the musical "Camelot" will 

not be forgotten, including fire alarms 
going off during Friday night's per- 

Arkalalah! One good thing that 
can be said for this year's parade is 
that it didn't rain. At least not during 
the parade itself, just before and after. 

A few clubs 
have been reorga- 
nized and are bet- 
ter than ever. One 
of those clubs is 
the International 
Club, which we 
chose to feature 
on the cover and 
inside the maga- 

This semester 
has been a mem- 
orable experience 
for many stu- 
dents, and espe- 
cially for the mag- 
azine staff. When 
the class started, 12 students were 
enrolled, but after the first three 
weeks that number dropped to eight. 
One of those that dropped just hap- 
pened to be the editor. 

With no one in charge to make the 
executive decisions, it was hard for 

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staff members to meet deadlines. And 
with the number of staff members so 
low, many students had to do double 

After the fourth week I took the 
editor's position. Someone had to take 
control, and since no one else wanted 
the job, I volunteered. 

It wasn't easy - so many things 
had to be done and with four weeks 
already over they needed to be decid- 
ed soon. Many of the layout decisions 
were left up to Assistant Editor Roy 
Andreas, who was the design editor 
when class started. 

This magazine has had a lot of 
time and effort put into it. We, the 
Cowley College PULSE Staff, hope 
that everyone on campus will enjoy 
this issue 

1998-1999 Fall 

Cowley College 
PULSE Staff 

Regina Stanton 

Roy Andreas 

Assistant Editor 

Chad Dester 
Staff Photographer 

Phillip Ybarra 

Lori Palmer 

llir Kuqi 

Pam Hann 

Felecia Hoffman 

Dave Bostwick 
Faculty Advisor 

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A Little Touch of Hollywood pg. 20 

Cowley Sophomore Kerry Schnackenberg (far left) socialized with 
Courtney Cox and other Hollywood stars while she worked in 

by Phillip Ybarra (photo courtesy of Kerry Schnackenberg) 

Danceline pg. 2 

The danceline got a new coach and were ranked 10th in the nation after 
participating in the National Cheerleading Association Dance Nationals 
in Daytona Beach, Fla. 
by Chad Dester 

Thursday Night Fever pg. 10 

The fever is spreading. Students are goin^ 
mad about the Hideout. 
by Lori Palmer 


Cover Design by Roy Andreas 

Cover Photos by Chad Dester 
and Roy Andreas 

Back cover baseball team photo 
courtesy of Christopher 
Tomlinson of Tfie Grand 
function Sentinel 

Campus Events 

VoLTS/ SLC Pg . 4 

Busy with Benefits. 
by Phillip Ybarra 

Blood Drive pg. 6 

It's all about giving to others. 
by Kenna Thompson 

Homecoming pg. 16 

Fight for your right to party. 
by Regina Stanton 


NDT Pg . 8 

No crashing, no crushing, no crunching. 
by Chad Dester and Pamela Hann 

Fake ID's Pg . 9 

Possession with intent to misrepresent. 
by Roy Andreas 

Review of the 90s pg. 12 

The trends, triumphs and tragedies of the 1990s. 
by Megan Martin 

Greek pg. 18 

PTK, MAT, PBL: an alphabet of Greek organizations. 
by Pamela Hann 

Internet pg. 24 

Is it education or entertainment? 

by Cristy Gragert 

Learning to Live With a Stranger pg. 26 

Turning strangers into friends in a dorm room. 
by Cristy Gragert 

Get it on - Bang a Gong pg. 32 

Sax, drums, and rock and roll. 
by Chad Dester 

See How They Run pg. 22 

Miss Skillon (Trisha Jolley) was the 
source of most if not all the chaos 
on stage during the spring play. 
by Pamela Hann and Phillip Ybarra 



Helloooooo Nurse pg. 7 

Nursing Instructor Melinda Wilson 
lectures to the 10 nursing students 
enrolled in Cowley's nursing pro- 

by Kenna Thompson 

An up-close look at some of Cowley's athletes. 
by Felecia Hoffman, Lori Palmer, Pamela Hann 

The Cowley PULSE is published once a semester. All stories are written and assembled by students enrolled in the Magazine 
Production class. The staff is solely responsible for the content and opinions represented in this publication. The magazine does 
not reflect the opinions of the college staff and faculty. If you have any questions or comments, please call (316) 441-5287, or 
write faculty adviser Dave Bostwick at PULSE Magazine, 125 S. Second St., Arkansas City KS, 67005. 

The Pulse 
Spring 1999 


Danceline members like Chelsea 
Sanderholm and Kylee Strange (above) 
practiced from the start of the year 
knowing that for the first time there 
would be no cheerleaders during the 
1998-99 basketball season. So filling 
both jobs, squad members like Katie 
Sodowsky (right) picked up the pom- 
pons and went to work being danceline 
members with the hearts of cheerlead- 


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These members of the performance line 
weren't afraid to perform for the camera 
during a break from the basketball 

Photos by Misty Kirkland 
& Chad Dester 

So maybe dancing is not always 
considered a sport, but Cowley's 
danceline performers say it still 
takes hard work, practice and team- 
work. They say that dance is an art 
form that requires patience, obedi- 
ence, talent and, above all, the love 
of it. 

Some Cowley fans were worried 
about how the season would turn 
out this year without cheerleaders, 
but a few had hope for a good seaon. 

"I like it that way," said Lindsay 
Gifford, Cowley's new danceline 
instructor and also a former dance- 
line member. "I only have to handle 

one group. And it is easier to have 
them all out there the whole game 
doing the same thing." 

The season came to an end when 
12 members of the danceline partic- 
ipated in the National Cheerleading 
Association Dance Nationals at 
Daytona Beach, Fla., in April. The 
Tigerettes had qualified for the 
national championship in August 
1998 at a camp in Dallas. 

In Florida, the Tigerettes took 
third place in the preliminaries and 
advanced to the finals. They came 
home with the 10th place trophy 
among Division II schools. 

Danceline members like Anita Montero 
used clever props to keep the fans enter- 

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Spring 1999 


The many projects of SLC keep local volunteers 

Busy with Benefits 

Story by Phillip Ybarra 

A group of students on the 
Cowley campus and in the local com- 
munity are dedicated to a cause that 
not only benefits others but also them- 
selves. These students are all volun- 
teers, spending their own time help- 
ing to better the community. But it 
takes more than just spending their 
own time volunteering; a big part of it 
is caring. 

Many of the students are on SLC 
scholarship and are required to enroll 
in the Service and Learning Impacting 
the Community or SLIC class. 

In the SLIC class the students dis- 
cuss how community service impacts 
the community and how they can 
benefit not only the community but 

Photos Courtesy of Mark Patrick 

also themselves. 

Tennille Shahan, a sophomore on 
an SLC scholarship, said the benefit 
she takes the most from volunteering 
is getting to know the people. 

"Getting the experience from vol- 
unteering is also important," said 

Cara Aaron is also a sophomore 
on SLC scholarship and she said, 
'There is more to it than just going to 
volunteer. You have to care." 

Johnee Lockwood, a sophomore 
on scholarship, has volunteered at 
Roosevelt Elementary School and has 
experienced an open environment 
with the children. 

"The kids open up a lot more by 
themselves than 

when the teacher is 
there by himself," 
said Lockwood. 

The grand- 
ball of SLC tends to be 
the Senior-Senior 
Prom. Lockwood 

attended both 1998 
and 1999 Senior- 
Senior Proms. She 
said that the first year 
she attended she did- 
n't help out as much. 
She mainly just 
helped set up and 
serve food. But at the 
1999 Senior-Senior 
Prom Lockwood was 
more involved. 

Cowley student llir Kuqi (above) 
dances with one of many seniors at 
the prom. 

"I got all decked out in my flip 
dress," she said. This year's theme 
was the Roaring Twenties. The thing 
Lockwood liked most about the Prom 
was socializing with the seniors. 

"In the middle of the snow storm 
they still came and had fun," she said. 

A senior couple enjoy the music of the Roaring Twenties at the 1999 
Senior-Senior Prom. 


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is not as bad 

as some people 

Needless fear of needles didn't stop Cowley stu- 
dents and staff from donating during the annual 
American Red Cross blood drive on Feb. 4 in the Brown 
Center. Both faculty and students took part in the blood 
drive, which altogether collected 75 units of blood. 
Some students not only donated their blood, but their 
time as well to work at the check-in and refreshment 
tables and assisting donors in preparation for giving. 

The whole process, from check-in to recuperation, 
lasts about an hour. Screening takes up the most part of 
that time because of all the paperwork and tests 
involved. During screening the donor is given forms to 
read about the donating process. After reading the 
information donors must then go through a series of 
tests consisting of blood pressure, pulse rate, tempera- 
ture and iron count. Then it's time to give blood. 

Two Cowley student donors, Martin Palmer and 
Tim Bogner, both said the most important thing blood 
donors can do is relax. 

Giving blood not only helps others but is a very 
good way to get free juice and cookies. 

Story by Kenna Thompson 

Christy Davis relaxes 
while giving blood. 

Photos by 
Chad Dester 

Karen Bauer, from 

Arkansas City, seems very 

comfortable with giving 



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Hello o o N Urse 

Nursing program gives students opportunity to help others. 

The Practical Nursing Program is 
alive and well at Cowley College. For 
example, Natalie Clymer, a single 
mom of three, got into the nursing 
program because she felt it to be both 
a rewarding and stable profession. 
Before joining the program she 
worked as a Certified Nurse's Aide, 
but then decided to become a 
Licensed Practical Nurse. That's 
where Cowley's nursing program 
came in. 

The program is a satellite of the 
Wichita Area Technical College. This 
is the second year of this program 
offered at CCCC. Last year six stu- 
dents began the LPN program. Of 
those 10 students, four graduated. 
The graduates were Patsy Chaney and 
Lacy Skinner of Ark City, and Amy 
Baucom and Paula Wilson of 
Winfield. They received pins on Jan. 
29, 1999, in a ceremony in Wichita for 
completing the Practical Nursing 

There are now 10 students who 
are enrolled in the year-long pro- 
gram. The demands of the nursing 
profession are tough for the best of 
students. There are several pre-nurs- 
ing requirements: Developmental 
Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology, 

Story by Kenna Thompson and Art Van Nostrand Photos by Kenna Thompson 

Licensed Practical Nursing 
students rehearse CPR on 
a practice dummy. 

and Principles of Nutrition. 

These must be done prior to 
enrollment in the first semester of the 
LPN program. Applicants may also 
have work experience as a CNA. 

"The greater the work experience 
the stronger the nursing skills of the 
student nurse," said Nursing 
Instructor Melinda Wilson. 

LPNs provide care to selected 
patients under the supervision of a 
registered nurse or physician. 
The practical nurses learn nurs- 
ing fundamentals such as tak- 
ing and recording vital signs, 
admitting and discharging 
patients, changing dressings, 
inserting catheters, administer- 
ing medications, and instruct- 
ing patients about health care. 
They also assess patients' 
needs as well as develop and 
administer nursing care plans. 

The largest portion of nursing 
education is achieved with supervised 
hands-on nursing care. This is done 
by the student nurse in medical nurs- 
ing facilities that participate in nurse 
training. The students go out into the 
community nursing facilities, and 
under close supervision of the nursing 
instructors, provide care to actual 

The local hospital and the 
Presbyterian Manor nursing home are 
amontg the sites the hands-on experi- 
ence take place. This hands-on train- 
ing isTmown as the clinical experience 
part of the nursing curriculum. 

The nursing field, like other pro- 
fessions, holds a wide range of oppor- 
tunities but requires concentration 
and determination. Clymer advises, 
"Make sure when you go into nursing 
that you're prepared to give it your 
best. It's a very demanding course." 

Connie Suter and Rose Whitted listen to a lecture 
on antibiotics. 

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Story by Pamela Hann and Chad Dester 

Photos by Chad Dester 

Testing without destroying is the 
focus of Cowley's non-destructive 
testing center. It was established 
seven years ago at Cowley. 

"We are fortunate at Cowley to 
have a progressive administration 
willing to open this program. We are 
the only one in the state of Kansas 
that has this program, basically 

because it is very expensive," said 
Bruce Crouse, NDT instructor. 

Students learn to X-ray and test 
parts without destroying them. The 
X-rays are much like the X-rays taken 
at a hospital. The students view and 
determine the problem on the X-ray 
just as a physician would on a normal 

Matt Irwin checks a 
part under a black 
light for consistency 
and stability 

Or they 
can spray a dye 
on structures 
that they are 
testing. The 
dye will soak 
into any crack 
or fracture and 
illuminate it 
under black 
light. Using 
tive techniques 
for testing 

leaves no room 
for crashing, 
crushing, or 
crunching in these classes. 

Cowley's NDT is an associate of 
science degree and requires at least 
two years of study. The study 
includes six main areas in the non- 
destructive course as well as the 

Some graduates from Cowley are 
now placed in high-tech fields. The 
graduates find jobs inspecting parts 
for cracks and fractures and 
determing the safety of railroads or 
the effectiveness of airbags. They 
must know math and science. 

"Everything we learn in class is 
[used] in the industry today," said 
Cowley NDT student Matt Irwin. 

NDT student Shane Velazquez loads a 
part into an X-ray machine. This is one 
of the many techniques taught to NDT 


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Dealing in false identification 
could get underage offenders a case of 
beer and a level 10 felony on their 
record all at the same time. 

Most underage people think hav- 
ing a fake ID means having a license 
to party. However, a fake ID is just a 
small part of false identification. 
False identification by definition is 
"any document that simulates, pur- 
ports to be or is designed so as to 
cause others reasonably to believe it 
to be an identification document, and 
bears fictitious name or other false 

Government-issued documents - 
such as birth certificates, driver's 
licenses, and Social Security cards - 
are falsified most frequently. 

In Kansas alone there are 56 

license stations which issue approxi- 
mately 750,000 licenses and ID cards 

Now why would anyone ever 
want to falsify anything other than a 
license? Just ask any illegal alien who 
has been deported and they will tell 
their story about how having a fake 
birth certificate or Social Security card 
could have helped them stay in the 

Some people use fake ID's for 
running check cashing and mail fraud 
scams on banks and businesses. 

And then, of course, there are col- 
lege students who want a license to 
drink. According to Ark City Police, 
the punishment for using a fake ID to 
purchase alcohol can be six months in 
jail and a $750 fine. 

How to spot a fake ID? 

According to Arkansas City Detective 
John Baucom, there are several ways 
to spot a fake Social Security card. 

1.) the seal on the front is black 
light responsive. 

2.) there are also two "dots," one on 
the front and one on the back, that are 
black light responsive. 

As for driver's licenses 

1.) on fakes, the area around the 
edge of the picture is raised instead of 

2.) on real licenses, there is a holo- 
gram in the middle that says KANSAS. 

3.) unless it is made at the DMV, it 
doesn't have high quality. 

21-3830. Dealing in false identification docu- 
ments, (a) Dealin^h^alse identification docu- 
ments is reproducing mar^Tacturjng, selling 
or offering for sal^pny idjntific vor 
ment which: 

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designed so as to cause other^esfciably to 
believe it to be an identification docunrent;andj 

(2) bears a fictitious name or other false 

(b) As used in this section, "identification 
document" means any card, certificate or doc- 

lent wftich identifies or purports to identify 
the bearer of such document, whether or not 
intended for use as identification, and 
includes, but is not limited to, documents pur- 
porting to be drivers' licenses, non-drivers' 

jntification cards, birth certificates, social 

security cajj 
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be part of and sup- 

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Thursday Night 

As the fever spreads, Thursday night madness 
has students flocking to The Hideout 

It's Thursday night and the same 
question is running through the 
minds of many students: "Which club 
should we go to tonight?" Thursday 
nights are often college nights at 
dance clubs, and these students have 
a touch of Thursday night fever. 

When Cowley students were 
asked which dance clubs they have 

Kris Jolley (far right), still sporting his gray hair from the 
play See How They Run, unwinds with friends following a 

been to, The Hideout in Newkirk, 
Cassie's in Ponca City, and The 
Cowboy in Wichita were the top three 
responses. According to this survey, 
most students' club of choice is The 

Eleven p.m. is the approximate 
time when clubbers arrive. Out of 
those surveyed, the majority said they 
hit the clubs to dance and drink - but 

they can drink alcohol only if they are 
lucky enough to be at least 21 -years- 
old or have access to a fake ID (see 
page 9). Others said they enjoy shoot- 
ing pool, hanging out with friends, 
and meeting new people. 

The atmosphere of The Hideout 
on Thursdays consists of lots of famil- 
iar faces from Cowley, popular dance 
music ringing 

through everyone's 
ears, and unfortunate- 
ly, an occasional fight. 
The excite- 
ment does not start to 
wind down until 2 
a.m., closing time, 
when there is a mas- 
sive rush for the park- 
ing lot. Five hours 
later, students sleep- 
ing soundly in their 
warm beds groan as 
they reach for the 
snooze button on 
their blaring alarm 
clocks. Only the toughest, most dedi- 
cated students will make it to class 
and fight to stay awake. On the other 
hand, many students admitted that 
they sometimes give in to the tempta- 
tion of sleep, and spend the day in 

Although freshman Stephany 
Beeson attends college night at The 
Hideout at least twice a month, she 

Story by Lori Palmer 
Photos by Chad Dester 

James Wilson concentrates on making a 
shot at The Hideout. 

said, "I wish they had college night on 
Friday instead of Thursday, so I don't 
have to drag myself to class on Friday 

The Hideout has been in Newkirk 
since September 1998. Before that the 
building was home to Norm's, anoth- 
er popular college hangout. In addi- 
tion to college nights, The Hideout 
offers country nights on Fridays and 
Saturdays as well as concerts. 
According to June Bales, who works 
at The Hideout, concerts and college 
nights always bring in the biggest 


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Jed Miller flashes the bright red X on 
his hand. The red X is placed on any- 
one under 21. 

A few Cowley students were brave enough to show off their dance moves on 
the stage at The Hideout. 

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A look back at what happened and shouldn't have happened 

Story by Megan Martin ^ 

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Each decade has shown a wide 
variety of change in the way that peo- 
ple dress. 

The 50s gave us poodle skirts and 
bobbie socks, the 60s featured head- 
bands and bellbottoms. The 70s short- 
ened the skirts to almost nothing and 
gave them a little glitter like the kind 
that would be seen waiting in front of 
the velvet rope of Studio 54 in New 
York City And, of course, the 80s gave 
a whole new meaning to the term 
"holy clothes." 

The 90s brought a variety of styles 
that rapidly changed to fit the music 
videos or the world of the fashion 
tycoons and models. 

From extremely baggy outfits to 
the reinvention of the 70s style, the 

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At Cowley a wide vari- 
ety of fashion could be 
seen. Melissa Ferree is 
sporting a preppie look, 
while Chad Stuchlik 
shows off his baggy 
clothes, and Adrianne 
Ryel goes for the rein- 
vention of the 70s. 

(photo by Megan Martin) 


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90s showed that it was possible to 
wear anything and still look good. 

The reinvention of the 70s 
brought back the bellbottoms and 
hairdos. But as the 70s fashions came 
back, a 90s twist was added to them. 

Many labels were placed on peo- 
ple who wore certain clothes - from 
skateboarders to preppies to slackers 
who did not care about how they 

Not only were people being 
labeled, the clothing was being 
labeled as well. Big, bright company 
labels were being placed on clothing 
from t-shirts to jeans. Probably some 
of the most popular labels of this 
decade ranged from Calvin Klein to 
Tommy Hilfiger to BOSS. 


Probably the most noticeable 
technological advance of this decade 
was the internet. 

This system provides information 
beyond anyone's imagination and all 
from the comfort of a personal com- 
puter. The internet can easily connect 
internet users with anybody in the 
world. A person can find out what 
time it is in Hong Kong or the weath- 
er conditions in Ireland. Or find out 
the latest facts on a favorite movie 
star. The internet can be considered 
educational or just a fun pastime. 

Advances in communications 
also include the cellular phone and 
the pager. These two devices can be 
used anywhere - but for a price. 

The 90s brought forth a lot more 
than the internet and cell phones, 
though. Medical technology has 
taken a big leap forward. More 
money is being used to find cures for 
AIDS, cancer and other life-threaten- 
ing diseases. 

Not only is more research being 
done but more surgical procedures 

are being tested, like the use of animal 
organs in the human body and laser 
surgery on the brain. From medical 
testing to a superfied toaster, the 90s 
has been the technological age. 

At the beginning of this decade, 
some people were still using type- 
writers, but today many younger stu- 
dents may not even know what a 
typewriter is. 

Although every other decade has 
shown technological advances, there 
is possibly something different about 
this decade. Looking back, it could be 
unbelievable to some people how fast 
the advances took place. 

The computer is one example. It 
used to only be able to do the slightest 
of jobs and now the computer can 
practically run a business by itself. 

Whether accessing information 
off the World Wide Web or living with 
an ape's heart, the technology of the 
90s has been awe-inspiring. 

It seems like each day something 
new is invented either to entertain 
people or save a life. 

Cowley Quotes 
of the Decade 

The Students Speak 

"fit work cue hove every- 
thing oo computer so 
kooooiOQ technology helps 
roe to do roy job." 

- flimee Oroeoe 

1 doot thiok I coold 
survive without the 
advancement io television 
and coble ood the 

- (JDil Tote 




Fully loaded as a 
1990s technology user, 
sophomore Selena 
Snippy looks at a pager 
message as she 
returns a call on her 
cellular phone. 
Cellular phones have 
become popular in the 
last couple of years. 
Today it is common to 
use a cell phone or dig- 
ital phone instead of 
having a regular tele- 
phone in the home. 

(photo by Megan Martin) 

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The compact disc origi- 
nated in the 80s but it 
became popular in the 
90s. Today CDs are 
used for music, movies 
and computers. 

As a result of the Brown Center Theater 
being built during this decade, more 
elaborate plays and musical concerts 
were performed on stage, like last year's 
joscpli and the Amazing Technicolor Dream 
Coat. The Brown Center Theater has 
more space to perform plays and better 
acoustics for sound. 

Cowley Quotes 
of the Decade 

The Students Speak 

"There's too macb rap." 
■(hod Stacblik 

"I think it (music) is 

/ittiog /or the time. It 

shocas boa) oar time 

period is ood bou) it is 


■Rosie (JDalcber 

m o 6 i c 

The 90s brought forth new music 
like grunge and gangster rap. This 
new gangster rap often entailed a 
Parent Advisory Warning sticker. 
This was established on all music 
covers, warning potential buyers of 
explicit lyrics. The parent advisory 
label came about partly as a result of 
2 Live Crew's album "As Nasty as 
They Wanna Be." The album was 
banned in the United States but went 
on to become platinum. 

The 90s also opened many doors 
for women to break into the music 
business. With that in mind, Lilith 
Fair, a festival of all female perform- 
ers that was started by singer/song 
writer Sarah McLachlan, is a good 
example of how female performers 
have made it big. 

The Lilith Fair along with many 
other festivals like Lalapalooza and 
Ozfest, started by rock legend Ozzy 
Ozzbourne, became strongly estab- 
lished in the early 90s. These festivals 
featured a smorgasbord of music and 
an array of booths selling food and 
festival memorabilia. All these festi- 
vals are held outside. In rain or shine, 
they pull huge crowds of fans or peo- 
ple just looking to hang out and listen 
to some music. 

Although much was gained 
through music in the 90s, in turn, 
there were many losses as well. Five 

main music icons, from past and pre- 
sent, died during this decade. The 
first of these five icons was Kurt 
Cobain, the lead singer to the trend- 
setting grunge band Nirvana. Cobain 
killed himself in April of 1996. 

The next major musical influence, 
Jerry Garcia, died of a heart attack 
while staying in a drug rehabilitation 
center. Garcia was a member of The 
Grateful Dead. Although this band 
originated in the 1960s, it still toured 
the U.S., with a communion of 
Deadheads following them from state 
to state until Garcia's death. 

Tupac Skakur was shot in a drive- 
by and later died at a hospital. Shakur 
was a highly publicized rapper. 
Though he was best known for his 
music, Shakur also acted in movies 
like Juice, New Jack City, Poetic Justice, 
and his last movie Gang Related. 

Another well known rapper to be 
murdered in 1997 was Christopher 
"Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, also 
known as Biggie Smalls. Wallace and 
partner Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs 
combined vocals to let the world 
know of the presence of the east side. 

Last and most recent of the icons 
to die was Frank Sinatra. Sinatra's 
music went from decade to decade. 
He was the last of the 1940s Rat Pack 
(Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and 
himself) to die. 


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"Show me the money" would be 
the sportsquote of the 90s. 

In this decade, sports figures 
were paid plenty of money for each 
game that they played. Most baseball 
and basketball players were paid a 
larger salary than the president. 

Other than the money, many 
sports events saddened and /or 
shocked the nation. One event that 
sticks in the minds of most basketball 
fans is the retirement of Chicago Bull 
Michael Jordan. 

Jordan had retired from basket- 
ball once before. According to him, he 
wanted to try something new. So he 
played minor league baseball. Jordan 
played one season in the minor 
leagues and returned to the familiar 
basketball court to reunite with the 
Chicago Bulls. 

"I want to be like Mike" was a 
favorite slogan of Jordan's fans. 

Another Mike that is just as 
famous, but mostly because of news- 
paper articles depicting his court 
dates and jail sentencings, was box- 
ing star Mike Tyson. 

The incident that Tyson is most 
remembered for came when he 
returned to the ring to fight Evander 

Holyfield for the heavyweight title. 
Tyson used his teeth instead of his 
fists trying to win the fight. He bit 
Holyfield' s ear, costing Tyson the 
fight and his fans' respect. 

The baseball highlight of the 
decade was Mark McGwire of the St. 
Louis Cardinals and Sammy Sosa of 
the Chicago Cubs fighting it out to 
see who could hit the most home 
runs in a season. For most of the 1998 
season it was close between the two 
competitors but in the end McGwire 
hit 70 home runs and smashed Roger 
Maris' s old record of 61. 

Although most sports can be vio- 
lent, one might think that figure skat- 
ing was least likely to be known as 
one of those sports. But Tonya 
Harding proved that any sport can be 
violent as long as someone makes it 
violent. In the fight for a spot on the 
1994 U.S. Olympic team, Harding 
decided to handicap her opponent 
Nancy Kerrigan by allegedly having 
a companion attack Kerrigan's knee. 

Kerrigan did not skate for a 
while, but a strong will and lots of 
physical therapy brought her back to 
the ice, where she won an Olympic 
silver medal. 

Cowley Quotes 
of the Decade 

The Students Speak 

"The only reason a)hg 
some players are going to 
college is /or the money 
and not /or the education. 
The purpose to go to 
college should be /or the 
education and not /or the 

- Lisa Bruno 

"It is a lot more about 
the money and entertain- 
ment. They're still the best 
at cohat they do but they 
are just paid more money. 
College sports are better." 

- Date Anderson 


One time is good but two times is 
great. During the 1990s, Cowley's 
baseball team was awarded not 
one but two trophies by the 
National Junior College Athletes 
Association when the team won 
the national championship base- 
ball two years in a row. 

(photo by Chad Dester) 

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Homecoming Highlights 

(Starting top left going clockwise) 

■ Sophomores Mark McClaskey and 
Jessica Ferree take a stroll after being 
crowned Homecoming king and queen. 

■ The king and queen share a dance. 

■ The CC Singers present a "Valen-Gram" to 
Danceline Instructor Lindsay Gifford. 

■ Mentalist Christopher Carter tells the audience of the 

■ Students dance the night away after the basketbal| 

Spring 1999 


Storv by Regina Stanton 

Photos by Chad Dester and Tori Gann 

'Fight for Your Right to Party' 

I know what you are thinking I 
can read your mind. No, not really 
but Mentalist Christopher Carter did. 

The mentalist was one of the 
major events scheduled for 
Homecoming week. Even though the 
attendance was small, Carter 
answered questions about the 
unknown and surprised some audi- 
ence members with accurate answers 
to their questions. 

"He had me put silver dollars 
over his eyes, duct tape over the coins, 
and a blindfold over that," said SGA 
Vice President Jennifer Willson. "He 
then had me go into the audience and 
get a few items. I brought them up to 
the stage and concentrated on the 
items like he said. He got them all 
right, from a pair of handcuffs, to a 
keychain. He was amazing, and I 
hope if Cowley has him back, more 
people will go. It's worth it." 

Homecoming activities started off 
with a sidewalk design contest, which 
was a new event this year. This con- 
test was to prove which group or 
organization had the most school 

Each group designed a space of 
sidewalk with the Homecoming 
theme, "Fight for Your Right to Party," 
incorporated onto it. 

Four groups participated in the 
contest: International Students, Act 
One, Journalism, and the Returning 
Students Organization. The 

International Students ended up win- 
ning the spirit stick. 

During half time of the women's 
game, a few students competed in the 
Dorm Olympics. Sophomore softball 
player Stephanie Osborn, from the 
third floor of Storbeck Dorm, won her 
floor a pizza party from Gambino's, 
which included seven large pizzas. 

The big moment came during 
half time of the men's game when 
sophomore Mark McClaskey was 
crowned king and sophomore Jessica 
Ferree was crowned queen. 

The Homecoming festivities 
ended with a dance. With more pro- 
motion for the dance, the attendance 
more than doubled from the previous 
year's dance. 

"We tried many new things this 
year and felt like it was successful. We 
hope that participation grows 
throughout the years," Ferree, who is 
also Student Government Association 
president, said. 

Homecoming wasn't the only 
thing that was on the students' minds, 
but also Valentine's Day. 

During the week, the CC Singers 
sold their Valen-Grams, which includ- 
ed a rose, song, and card, while other 
organizations sold Valentine candy. 

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Above: Students compete for a pizza party for their dorm 
floor, in dorm Olympics. 

Left: The International Club, including Shintaro Yamazaki, 
walked all over the competition and won the spirit stick with 
their sidewalk design. 

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Phi What? 

Cowley College is not in Greece, 
but it does have four Greek organizations 

They are not fraternities or sororities, like many universities have, but they 
likewise are organizations. There are some qualifications to be involved, so 
if students want to be in. ..they will have to work for it. The college spon- 
sors a mouthful of Greek organizations: Mu Alpha Sigma Chi, Mu Alpha 
Theta, Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Beta Lambda. 

MAZX Officers 

President Bryan Root 

Vice President Johnee 


Secretary Melody 


Treasurer Jeff Pulkrabek 

SGA Rep Sean Ringey 

Sponsor Pam Smith 





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Anyone ~<*. 

who has an inter- 
est in math or science is 
encouraged to join Mu Alpha Sigma 
Chi. The members visit places that 
are science related. Recently, they 
have traveled to Alabaster Caverns, 
Kirkpatrick Center, and a rattlesnake 

Currently, there are about 25 
members. They help with Technology 
Day events, field trips, and initiation. 


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The Math & Science Club is going to save this man, no matter what it takes, at this 
year's "PuttirV on the Hits" lip-sync contest. 


They listen to guest speakers and lec- 
turers and participate in the annual 
Puttin' on the Hits. 

At the very informal bi- monthly 
meetings, refreshments are served 
and members discuss upcoming field 

"I think we have raised an affec- 
tion and awareness for science. 
Volunteer projects give the communi- 
ty a positive impression in general," 
sponsor Pam Smith said. 

For stu- 
dents with an *-/*.- 
ability to achieve 
excellence in mathemat- 
ics, Mu Alpha Theta is the 
honorary math club. Mu Alpha 
Sigma Chi is the mother of this club. 

When recognized as honorary 
members, students will receive a cer- 
tificate, a card for their billfold, and 
a pin to wear on their gown at grad- 
uation. They must maintain an A in 
College Algebra and an A or B in 
Trig or Calculus. 

*^ Phi Theta 

Kappa is an honor soci- 
ety organization. Members can 
earn scholarships and be privileged 
to wear a gold stole & tassel around 
their neck at graduation. To be con- 
sidered for this organization, one 
must earn and maintain a 3.25 GPA 
after completing the 
first 12 hours of class- 
es and be recommend 
by staff members. 
One will only be 
asked to join once. 

Sponsor Lois 
Sampson said, "The 
group emphasizes 
academic, campus and 
community activities 
and fellowship of stu- 

dents in the club." 

PTK is even gaining an interna- 
tional identity "I called my mom. 
She doesn't know what PTK is, but 
she said, 'What? Oh, OK, congratu- 
lations!' She didn't get it. It is an 
honor," said member Yumi Ochiai, a 
Japanese international student. 

O0K Officers 

President Nancy Jolley 

Vice President Trisha Jolley 

Co-Secretaries. ..Danielle Becker 

Laetitia Sanders 

Historian Bryan Root 

Publicity Mark McClaskey 

Sponsor Lois Sampson 

1998 - 99 PTK President Nancy Jolley 
(far right) enjoys refreshments after the 
initiation ceremony. 


Phi Beta 

Lambda is a business 
organization that until this year 
had been inactive for two years. It 
helps members to establish career 
goals, develop character and self 
confidence, gain recognition, and 
excel in business and career related 

Business club members became 
Cupid's helpers when the group 
sold Valentine "Candy Grams" for a 
buck a piece. That fundraiser assist- 
ed them to pay for their motel when 
they ventured to Salina for state 

They competed with 12 schools, 
including universities. When the 
awards were announced, Cowley 
took control. The three Cowley par- 
ticipants placed in their chosen 
events and Pamela Harm was elect- 
ed to Kansas State President of Phi 
Beta Lambda with help from her 
sponsors and campaign managers, 
Abby Martin and Trish Hopkins. 

PBL State President Pamela Hann dili- 
gently works with her campaign man- 
agers and sponsors to write a speech in 
record time. The speech was for her 
campaign for president at the state con- 

OB A Officers 

President Pamela Hann 

Vice President Abby Martin 

Secretary Laurie Baukol 

Public Relations Patricia 


Sponsors Beverly Grunder 

Janice Stover 

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Spring 1999 


* # 

Upon returning to 
Kansas from California in 
1996, Kerry Schnackenberg , 
current Cowley student, 
was extremely thin, weigh- 
ing only 108 pounds, and 
had anemia from working 
non-stop in a job that she 
thrived on. 

Her physical condition 
was what brought her back 
from a place where she had 
one of the best times in her 
life: Hollywood. Schnackenberg and her dance troupe for Halrlem Nights. She can 

When Schnackenberg be seen in the black dress in the night club scene. 

was 15 she went to Los 
Angeles to visit her brother, who 
owned a hair salon. 

While she was there she was 
introduced to some famous people. 
Through her brother she met 
Courtney Cox, Goldie Hawn, Shirley 
Jones and got to help cut Don 
Henley's hair. From that moment on 
she knew this was where she wanted 
to be and these were the people she 
wanted to know. 

When she was 16 and 17 years old 
Schnackenberg became good friends 
with the child actor Gary Coleman. 

"I would call him and he would 
be like 'Come on over and hang out.'" 
So she would take the train up to her 
brother's and call Coleman from 
there. He would send the chauffeur to 
pick her up. 

From L.A. and Hollywood 
Schnackenberg went to New York to 

attend a supermodel's wedding. Kara 
Young was getting married and 
among the names on the guest list 
were supermodel Christy Turlington, 
Victoria's Secret model Stephanie 
Seymour, and Axl Rose from the band 
Guns N' Roses. Following the wed- 
ding the after-party was held at 
Robert DeNiro's club. 

While she was in New York City 
she stayed at the Paramount Hotel in 


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Spring 1999 

Times Square and with a 
phone call she had limo 
service to anywhere she 
wanted to go. But the 
benefits didn't end there. 
She also had laminated 
V.I. P. passes to all of the 
Guns N' Roses concerts. 

Orlando, Fla., also 
provided for an exciting 
time. As she entered the 
hotel she noticed a crowd 
of people gathered at the 
bar. When she went to 
investigate she saw 
Seinfield's Kramer, 

Michael Richards, in the center of the 

She was going to say "hi" but 
decided to just wave it off and walk 
away. Well, Richards saw her wave 
him off and he followed her out of the 
bar. When he caught up to her he 
stopped her. 

"What was this?" Richards 
waved like she did. 

"I didn't want to bother you." 
Schnackenberg played it cool. 

"Well, it's no bother. What are 
you doing tonight?" She told 
Richards she was in town for the NBC 
affiliate party and he said that was his 
network and asked if he could join 

At the party she was the talk of 
the executives as everyone wondered 
who had brought Richards. That 

Schnackenberg with her friend Gary 
Coleman, star of the series Different 

* * 



(Left to Right) Schnackenberg with Julian Lennon on 
m, Eddy Murphy on the set, and Axi Rose at the wedding 

night he decided to throw a suite 
party and told Schnackenberg to find 
some people to party with and come 
back up to his two-story suite. 

Schnackenberg did more than 
party with the celebrities. In 1990 she 
spent three days on the Queen Mary 
with Eddy Murphy on the film Harlem 
Nights. During the shoot she was paid 
a thousand dollars a day for 30 sec- 
onds of film. 

"I kept all my pay stubs and think 
I was all but 21 and made $3,000 in 
three days," she said. 

Schnackenberg also worked on 
Coming to America in the big dance 
sequence at the beginning of the 
movie. She can't remember which 
dancer she is but she can remember all 
the dance moves. 

Through dancing, Schnackenberg 
met and worked with many celebri- 
ties - Murphy, Heather Locklear, 
Andrew Dice Clay and Motley Crue. 

Dancers, she said, get treated bet- 
ter than walk-ons during a film shoot. 
Dancers are given more opportunities, 
private dressing rooms and fittings at 
Paramount Studio. 

While Schnackenberg danced in 
L.A., she met Julian Lennon, son of 
the Beatle John Lennon, at the Beverly 
Hills Comstock Hotel when her friend 
invited her to a party. After a night of 
partying Julian gave her free passes to 
his concerts, and he and his band 
spent the night partying at the Hard 
Rock Cafe on her birthday. 

While they dated the two had din- 
ner and visited the major clubs on the 
L.A. circuit. But touring schedules 
separated the two, and a month and a 
half of dating was ended. 

From dancing Schnackenberg 
went behind the camera as a freelance 

In 1992 Schnackenberg was given 
her first project and after completion 
she was given full producer responsi- 
bilities on the remaining projects. 

Schnackenberg also helped with 
the Barcelona Olympics, The Tracy 
Ulman Show, which was nominated 
for an Emmy, and Wheel of Fortune. 
Her main production work consisted 
of graphics design. 

During the L.A. riots 
Schnackenberg had offices on Sunset 
and Vine and was in the middle of all 
the chaos. She had to hire armed 

guards to protect the offices and the 
expensive equipment inside. 

"As we were leaving during the 
riot the fires began and the Egyptian 
theatre was on fire down the street," 
she said. 

After the riots she went to San 
Diego then returned to Los Angeles, 
where she was offered the executive 
producer job for International 
Correspondence School's 395 national 
commercials. It was that job that 
caused her to burn out. 

When Schnackenberg returned to 
Kansas she didn't realize how much 
she was going to miss Hollywood. 

When she decided to marry her 
husband John, she told him that she 
wouldn't be able to stay in Kansas. In 
fact she told him that every six 
months she has to go back. 

The last time they went back to 
Los Angeles the two went to the 
House of Blues and met Dan Akroyd. 

Schnackenberg and her husband 
had bought tickets to see Edwin 
McCain, an up-and-coming 

blues/rock artist. But the show was 
canceled and Akroyd wanted to make 
it up to them. So Schnackenberg said 
he could buy lunch for John and her. 

Akroyd bought lunch and also 
helped Schnackenberg pick out gifts 
from the House of Blues gift shop. 

When her husband retires from 
his job here in Kansas, she plans to go 
back to California and back to produc- 
ing and writing scripts. 

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Spring 1999 


See .How They 

It was a case of mistaken identity 
gone very wrong. First, the vicar's 
wife was reunited with her long-lost 
boyfriend. Then through the busy- 
body ways of Miss Skillon, the situa- 
tion went out-of-control. Add a bish- 
op, an inspector and an escaped con- 
vict and you have the plot for "See 
How They Run." 

John Vickers was cast as the bish- 
op and was involved in the chaos that 
was performed in the Brown Center 
Theatre. "Every show was a treat for 

us," said Vickers. 

Throughout the play each cast 
member was either hiding, being 
chased, or doing the chasing, and up 
until the last act.. one was quite 
sure who was who. 

Friday night's performance 
became so hectic that the swinging 
door leading into the kitchen broke 
and the construction crew had to 
replace it with a regular door. 

Not only were the performances 
crazy but so were the practices. One 
evening practice, cast members 
were tossing the gun around in 

The investigator (Kristopher 
Jolley) tries to figure out 
what is going on from the 
bishop (John Vickers). 

Story by Pamela Hann & Phillip Ybarra 
Photos by Miho Takahashi 

the final act when they lost control of 
it. The gun went flying across the 
mantle, knocking items off and break- 
ing all the candles. 

And yet another time during 
practice, Trisha Jolley and Brent 
McCall were waiting for their cue to 
come out of the closet, when the cast 
heard Jolley laughing hysterically. 
Later the other actors and actresses 
discovered that Jolley and McCall 
were practicing the mambo. 

In one of many hilarious scenes, 
Paula Toop, played by Piper Ewing, 
accidentally punched Miss Skillon, 
played by Trisha Jolley. But during 
one performance Ewing came a little 
too close and actually hit Jolley! 

Getting punched for real shocked 
Trisha. She thought, "Oh my gosh, 
my friend just hit me, the first time 

£ a * t 

IDA Samaria Bowling 

MISS SKILLON Trisha Jolley 

LIONEL TOOP Brenton McCall 

PAULA TOOP Piper Ewing 


THE INTRUDER Jesse Sheppard 

THE BISHOP John Vickers 


INSPECTOR TOWERS Kristopher Jolley 

Spring 1999 

"Don't move or I will shoot her," exclaims 
the intruder, Jesse Sheppard. 

I've ever been punched." 

"Trisha's drunk character was 
hilarious because she was supposed 
to be sophisticated and thought she 
knew it all," said Jeremy Badley, a 
Cowley freshman who enjoyed the 
play's antics. 

The play was not only fun for the 
audience and actors but also many of 
the people behind the scenes. From 
building the sets to seeing the actors 
in their underwear, the production 
crew had some fun as well. 

"It was really fun to do. All the 
actors and actresses were so good and 
(Director) Dejon Ewing was great, as 
usual," said Rosie Walcher, Cowley 
student and prop girl. 

The hardest part was costume 
design. The costume crew had to find 
five black suits with small lapels. 

"Makeup was difficult with 
Trisha because she didn't want to look 

ugly," exclaimed Adrianne Ryel, one 
of the make-up designers. 

The cast included some of Cowley 
College's best performers. Many of 
the faces from the fall performance of 
"Camelot" were included in this cast. 
Sophomores Brent McCall, Jesse 
Sheppard, John Vickers, Piper Ewing 
and Kristopher Jolley have all 
appeared in this and many other per- 
formances on the Brown Center stage. 

Many of the stars of this show 
were sophomores who hope to move 
on to other stages. 

One memorable character that 
was new to the stage was the maid 
with the cockney accent, Ida, played 
by Samaria Bowling. 

"Through all the practices the 
characters had fun and helped each 
other," said Nancy Jolley, the beam- 
ing mother of cast members 
Kristopher and Trisha. 

Who is trying to save 
whom? Ms. Skillion 
(Trisha Jolley) tries to 
escape while Ida 
(Samaria Bowling) tries 
to keep her quiet and 
Arthur Humphrey (Mark 
McClaskey) is confused 
about the whole ordeal. 

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Spring 1999 



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The Internet 

Story by Cristy Gragert 



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What is the big deal 
with having the internet? Is it real- 
ly all that useful? What exactly 
does it do? 

To most students the internet 
means e-mail, chatting, and 
research. But there are so many 
other educational and entertaining 

Director of Computer Services 
Charles McKown states the tradi- 
tional view, "An educational use of 
the internet would be research for 
papers and speeches." 

Student Keela Barger says that 
she uses the internet often to look 
up information for her New 
Testament and Composition class- 
es. She also uses the internet 
to find out what's going on in 
the world of art. 

Other educational uses 
include looking into colleges 
and using on-line encyclope- 
dias or dictionaries. The 
internet can even be used to 
find out how to do things - 
from how to groom a horse to 
executing the sleeper hold 

The internet lab in Galle- 
Johnson is an ideal place for 
research. However the stated 
policy for internet lab usage is 

limited to course-related 
material. It's good that this policy 
is not strictly enforced. For most 
students, the lab is their only out- 
let for e-mail so they can easily 
keep in touch with friends and 
family. For Japanese student 
Shintaro Yamazaki, e-mail is one 
way to keep in touch with his 
friends across the globe. Not all 
students are privileged enough to 
have internet at home or in their 
dorm rooms. 

The educational uses of the 
internet still focus mainly on 
research, though. There are many 
search engines available such as 
Excite, Snap, Alta Vista, Hotbot, 
Webcrawler, Infoseek, Lycos, and 
Humanities Instructor Mark Jarvis' 


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Students use the internet lab for 
everything from class assignments 
to E-mail. (Photo by Cristy Gragert) 


favorite, Dogpile. 
Dogpile is special because it search- 
es the listings of 13 other search 
engines, including Excite, Alta Vista, 
Webcrawler, and Lycos. 

With this vast resource also 
comes danger. Students need to 
make sure that the sites they find 
and use are indeed credible and true. 

A few tips include: 

1. Look for a copyright date. 

2. Use credible sites - reference sites 
like or newspa- 
per sites such as the one for The 
Wichita Eagle. 

3. Make sure there is an 

4. Ask the instructors if the 
site is what they consider a 

I credible source. 

There are also a few 
tips for protecting your per- 
sonal safety as well. Check 
if the site has a privacy pol- 
icy before you send any 
personal information, and 
never give your passwords 
to anybody. 


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Spring 1999 

Education vs. 


65 percent of Top 2 

the 60 stu- 

Favorite Sites 

dents sur- 

1 . Yahoo 

veyed use the 

2. Hotmail 

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for education. 

\ 8 percent use 
it for both. 

This survey was 
given to a ran- 
dom group of 

students in the 

Three out of 

internet lab, in 

four of the 

the dorms, and 

teachers sur- 

in classes. The 

veyed use the 
internet for 

survey is based 
on all internet 
usage, not just 
the usage of the 

internet lab. 

Now let's talk about the vast 
amount of entertaining uses there 
are on the internet. Many of these 
include searching for jokes, chat- 
ting, playing games, and shopping. 
A great website to try is 
It has jokes of all kinds, anything 
from blond jokes to knock-knocks. 

Mike McVay says that he 
enjoys chatting and looking up 
sports information. 

Getting on-line and having a 
little fun can take away some of 
the pressure that comes along with 
sorting through all the vast infor- 
mation. "Chatting helps relieve 
stress," says Cowley sophomore 
David Brimmerman. 

Yamazaki enjoys playing a 
card game named Trump. There 

L VE On-line 

by Cristy Gragert 

Oh, to find your one true love is 
a dream come true, or is it? People 
fall in love every day but not very 
often with someone that they've never 
seen before face to face. Nonetheless, 
it happens. 

You meet someone who seems to 
have a great per- 
sonality, but you 
can't see certain 
body language that 
is important to get- 
ting to know that 
someone. To many 
this doesn't matter. There are no awk- 
ward pauses, no bad habits, no bad 
hair, or the wrong outfit; it's virtually 
impossible to make a bad first impres- 

There are a few people here at 
Cowley who have "found" (or thought 
they found) that certain someone in 
chat rooms. 

Lucky Cowley sophomore Cindy 
Nelson found her fiance, Rick Foster, 
in a Dalnet singles chat room. She had 
previously teased a couple of friends 

for meeting people on-line, but now it 
was her turn. They were both counsel- 
ing people at 1 a.m. in a Christian chat 
room and had chatted to each other a 
couple of times. There was some con- 
fusion over her name because she was 
using a friend's computer. He pulled 
her off into another chat room to find 
out who she really was. She had 
known Rick on-line for one month and 
seven days before they met face to 
face. The two didn't date until after 
they had this meeting. Cindy states, 
"If you try meeting someone over the 
internet, make sure you meet face to 
face before you date." They officially 
became engaged March 14 after know- 
ing each other for seven months. 

If only we could all be that lucky. 
I thought I found someone, but even I 
was fooled by this false impression of 
"knowing somebody." He was a real 
lemon. It didn't work out after we met, 
but we still keep in touch. 

Meeting people this way can be 
exciting but potentially dangerous. For 
all you know, you could be talking to a 
35-year-old serial killer pretending to 
be a 19-year-old Harvard student. 
You never know who you're going to 
meet, the man of your dreams or 
Satan's little helper. 

are many free games 
available at the Yahoo 
games site. There are 
other sites where stu- 
dents can play for actu- 
al money. 

Shopping from 
home has grown in 
popularity. People can 
shop for anything from 
a pet Iguana to a pair of 
Superman underwear. 
There are also many 
on-line auction houses 
such as 

Theilnternet is a useful tool for 
both education and entertainment. 
Having access to the internet can 
provide a source of limitless infor- 
mation at the click of a button. 

There are also other ways of using 
the internet lab, as Brent Teufel so 
skillfully demonstrates. (Photo by 
Ayeshia Smith) 

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Spring 1999 


Learning to Live 

with a 


Stories and Photos by 
Cristy Gragert 

My mommy told 
me never to talk to 
strangers, so why 
am I in a dorm room 
with one? 

Living with a 
stranger is not as 
bad as it seems. 
The majority of the 
roommates inter- 
viewed get along 

This can be in 
part credited to the 
careful planning by 
Cowley when pair- 
ing up students. 
When students 
decide to room in 

the dorms, they are given a survey which includes questions about the type of 
music that they listen to, their study habits, and what interests they have. Then 
the surveys are taken and roommates are matched up according to the answers. 

This is not the only option available, though. Students can also request room- 
mates if they are very uncomfortable with the thought of living with a stranger. 
The best advice on living with someone new is to give it time. Once you get 
used to each other, it'll be like living with a friend instead of a stranger. 

Katie Sodowsky 

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roommates. We find ways to have crazy 

Jessica Harding 

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Martin Valmer likes playing basketball 

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When he was younger Martin 
Palmer watched basketball on TV and 
decided he wanted to play, so his parents 
helped him get started. Palmer, a sopho- 
more from Tulsa, Okla., started playing 
basketball when he was in the fifth grade 
in a little league through his church, then 
he played Amateur Athletic Union 
(AAU) basketball. 

Palmer found out about Cowley, 
when Head Coach Mark Nelson came to 
watch him play high school basketball. 
At the last minute Palmer made the 
choice to come to Cowley to play on the 
basketball team. 

Palmer enjoys playing basketball 
because of the pressure. "That is what 
you play for," said Palmer. In the first 
round of this season's playoff against 
Hutchinson, Palmer took the game into 

his own hands in the last eight minutes. 
Palmer hit a three-pointer to tie the game, 
drove to the middle for a lay-up while 
being fouled and put the Tigers up by 
one, made a crucial NBA-range three- 
pointer to put the Tigers up by four, and 
finally sealed the win with the final bas- 

This year Palmer assisted the 
Tigers to a 16-16 record. Cowley finished 
the season in fourth place in the Jayhawk 
Conference East Division. 

Along with playing basketball 
Palmer has a hidden talent not very many 
people know about. When he was in the 
seventh grade he took piano lessons. 

Next year Palmer plans on contin- 
uing his business degree and his basket- 
ball career but has not made a decision on 
where he will attend school. 

Coming from California to Cowley, JCatrina Dorsey 
rvas seeking Qfl-^m^ e\p081l fC 

Sophomore Katrina Dorsey, who 
is from California, started playing 
basketball when she was a freshman 
in high school. 

"My dad would play basketball 
and watch it on TV so I thought I 
would try out for the team," said 

Even though her dad got her 
started playing basketball, her mom 
has been the most inspirational per- 
son in her life. "My mom has been 
through a lot and has gotten her life 
back on track," said Dorsey. 

Playing high school basketball is 
how Dorsey got recruited. "The vice 
principal of my high school is 
(Cowley Head Coach) Darin Spence's 
dad so I sent videotapes of me playing 

basketball," said Dorsey. 

Dorsey came to Cowley because 
she wanted to get away. She also 
knew the Jayhawk Conference was a 
good conference to be in and would 
provide her good exposure. 

Dorsey was a starter for the bas- 
ketball team this year. She played a 
wing for the Lady Tigers, helping the 
team to a 29-4 record and leaving 
them Jayhawk Conference East 
Division champions for the second 
consecutive season. The team fin- 
ished 20th in national rankings. 

Dorsey is a pre-law major with a 
3.9 GPA. Next year she is looking to 
go to school in Texas or California and 
plans to continue her basketball career 
as well. 


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Spring 1998 

Battling the Kansas weather, golfer Stoney Burns is always 

looking for 

A Birdie 

Golfer Stoney Burns is not a fan of windy days, 
but when you are a golfer in Kansas, you have to 
take what you get. 

Nineteen-year-old Burns is classified as a 
sophomore and his home is in Medicine Lodge. 
He is on a golf scholarship. 

His grandfather started sharing his love of golf 
with Stoney at about the age of 7. He went right to 
playing on the big course. His grandfather would 
say "If you three put, I'll cut off your fingers." 

One of the funniest things he has seen while 
golfing came during a tournament his senior year. 
"A kid was hitting the ball and a dog caught 
it and ran off with it," recalls Burns. 

His senior year in high school, his 

In The Wind 

team was state champion. He played four 
years in high school and decided to come 
to Cowley, which had a brand new golf 
program that he wanted to try. 

His college teammates think a lot 
of him. One said, "Stoney is a team 
leader. He is the team pick of captain 
and is easy to get along with." 

A simple superstition Burns has 
acquired is to always mark the ball 
heads up on the green. 

As hobbies, he likes to attend dog 
races, hunt, fish and naturally, play on 
his home turf. 

for Erin Eubank being on the college danceline 


a lesson in pirouettes 

With inspiration from her dad 
Erin Eubank came to Cowley to try 
out for the danceline. When she 
arrived at tryouts she was asked to do 
something she had never done before. 
"They had me do pirouettes and had 
to show me how to do them," said 
Eubank. Even though she did not 
know some of the moves, she still got 
a scholarship to be on the team. She 
started dancing in high school as a 
cheerleader and tried out for the col- 
lege danceline team before her fresh- 
man year. "I have always liked to 
dance," said Eubank. 

Eubank enjoyed going on tour 
last year with the danceline. While on 
tour, the danceline, the band, and the 
choir went around to area high 

schools and performed. "Dance is a 
good way to meet people," said 

"This year we have done a lot of 
dances which we learned at camp," 
she said. With all the new dances 
came a lot of practice time. On 
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 
the danceline girls practice for an 
hour, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays 
they work out for an hour and a half. 

Eubank's dad has been the most 
inspirational person in her life 
because "he always goes after what 
he wants." So in May, Eubank plans 
to go after her dreams by furthering 
her education at Pittsburgh State 
University and maybe continuing to 

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Spring 1998 


Instead of riding with the gangers, J^oy York 
deCdes ,o p| . ow , W j th the T jg ers 

Roy York, a member of the men's 
two-time national champions base- 
ball team, has been chosen all confer- 
ence and first team all American. 
York has been playing since he was 8 
and he has developed his talents so 
that he may be able to play at any 
level. Although York signed with 
Oklahoma State University in 
November, he could have been play- 
ing professionally with the Texas 
Rangers, who drafted him. But York 
decided to hold back for something a 
bit better. 

York describes himself as a non- 
verbal leader by leading his team 
with good examples that he sets on 
and off the field. As for his game, 

York said, "Hustle and good things 
will happen." 

York's goals for the future are 
pretty simple because he has already 
accomplished many of them. It is just 
a matter of doing them again. York 
wants to win the conference, sub 
regional, regional, and the national 
title for the second consecutive time. 
York also wants to someday play pro 

York's interest isn't just baseball. 
He has also been playing the guitar for 
about a year and he likes to fish and 
hunt. York doesn't take guitar lessons, 
instead he plays by ear and basically 
teaches himself. "Just to make the 
time pass by," said York. 

for Uevm Cross overcoming shoulder surgery has 
made her a StfOllger pla^f 

"We were warming up between innings and I was 
talking to my mom when someone overthrew the ball and 
it hit me in the head. It was pretty embarrassing and 
I could not remember anything about the game so 
everyone had to tell me what happened," says 
Devin Cross of one of her more recent softball 
experiences. Luckily that accident did not require ' 
surgery like her shoulder did last year. 

Cross is a sophomore second baseman from 
Chandler, Okla. Cross started off by playing 
in T-ball as a young child. "I wanted to be 
like my cousin," said Cross. Since then, 
Cross has developed into a solid infielder 
for the Lady Tigers. Cross found out 
about Cowley's softball team when 
Head Coach Ed Hargrove and former 
Assistant Coach Bryan Bush came to 
visit her at the state softball tourna- 

Cross spent her first year at Cowley 

recovering from shoulder surgery she had over Christmas 
break. This left her going to therapy three times a week in 
Oklahoma City. This also created the possibility for her 
to be red shirted, leaving her with the opportunity to 
play here for one more year if she wants. 

Cross has acquired a couple of superstitions over 
the years. She always wears the same shirt under her 
jersey for good luck and she always wears her neck- 
lace. Also team members ride in the same vans for 
away games throughout the season. 

"Being on the softball team has taught me 
how to get along with people and I always get 
to be around people I like," said Cross. "My 
most inspirational person is Jamie Fouch, a 
player for OSU and on the Olympic team, 
because she is dedicated and works hard." 
Cross wants to continue playing softball 
but is not sure where she will play. She is 
planning on majoring in secondary educa- 


The Pulse 
Spring 1998 

By choosing tennis as his favorite sport, Marshall Branscum 
started a w+ m+ ^w^ + mj* 

Family Tradition 

Sophomore Marshall 
Branscum has been playing 
tennis for the past six years, t 
In his home town of Seminole, 
Okla., Marshall was also 
involved in basketball and 

"I liked tennis the best," 
Marshall said. He also felt 
that he played better at tennis 
than he did at football and 
basketball, so he decided to 
stick with tennis and see 
where it would take him. 
And Cowley is exactly where 
tennis took Branscum. 

A few of Marshall's 
proudest achievements are 
winning state his senior year 
in high school and placing 

fifth in the national tournament 
last year. Marshall's goals as a 
tennis player are to win the 
conference and to play the best 
he can. 

Even though Branscum 
attends the same school as his 
sister, Larra Branscum, he says 
it does not bother him at all. 
There is no competition 
between the tennis playing sib- 
lings. In fact, Marshall says he 
likes being able to look out for 

After he graduates from 
Cowley, Marshall plans on 
going to the University of 
Oklahoma, where he wants to 
attend law school. 

for Carra Branscum playing tennis here has 

created a w^ m * T^ jI+a* ^j. it 

Family Tradition, part II 

Larra Branscum, a freshman 
from Seminole, Okla., came to 
Cowley County to play tennis. She 
started playing tennis because her *y 
brother played and her parents 
paid for her to have lessons. 

"It looked fun and physical so I 
thought I would try playing," she 

After taking five years off, 
Larra decided to make her come- 
back after accepting a scholarship 
to play tennis. But this was not the 
only reason she decided to come 

"My brother already went to 
school and played tennis here so I 
thought I would, too," said Larra. 

Sometimes she does play against 
her brother and if they do finish the 
match she admits that Marshall 
always wins. On some occasions, 
however, they argue so much that 
they never finish the game. 

Besides her brother, Larra has 
had other family influences. "My 
parents have been the most inspira- 
tional to me because they have sup- 
ported the decisions I have made," 
she said. 

Larra plays number five in sin- 
gles and number two in doubles. 
Her partner for doubles is Kim 
Groene. Her main goal for this year 
was to make it to nationals in 
Tucson, Ariz. 

The Pulse 
Spring 1998 


Story and Photos by: Chad Dester ^M 

Cowley - where else can you find what many fans consider an edge-of-your-seat concert 
band, an electrifying jazz band, and the world's most dangerous pep band all at once? 

One thing that Cowley takes 
pride in is the band program. This 
year the band has increased to 50 
members. To many of their follow- 
ers, Cowley's bands often put on 
edge-of-your-seat performances. 

Band members participated in a 
number of performances this year. 
One was the Area Honor Band, 
which was held on March 15 at 
Southwestern. The band also held a 
benefit concert to raise money for a 
trip to Kansas State University. 

Playing in the concert band 
meant trips to other college campus- 
es this year. In March, the band per- 
formed with two other of K-State's 
concert bands. The pieces the 
Cowley Concert Band performed 
included "Bridget Cruise," com- 
posed by Cowley Director Gary 
Gackstatter. Another selection was 
"Canzonetta," which featured a 
euphonium solo by Phil Ledesma, a 

non-traditional student at Cowley. 
Last December the concert band 
played at Wichita State University. 

The band program doesn't only 
offer concert band, but also jazz 
band. Not only do they put on cam- 
pus concerts, they also tour every 
second semester to area high 
schools. Part of the aim of the tour is 
to recruit new talent into the band. 

The jazz band also doubles as 
Cowley's pep band at most home 
basketball games. The group has 
most definitely earned the nickname 
as "The World's Most Dangerous 
Pep Band." Besides their own instru- 
ments, they have their own props 
that include a very large gong, 
which a lot of the members love to 
use. Another prop is a rubber chick- 
en. They use these props to distract 
the other team. Some people show 
up to the game just to see what the 
pep band will do next. 

The gong is one of the pep band's best 
secret defensive weapons against the 
opposing team. Jed Miller is striking the 
gong during a free throw to distract an 

The trumpet 
section prac- 
tices for the 
fall concert. 
This was the 
group's first 
concert of the 


The Pulse 
Spring 1998 

Smashing away at the trap set is Wayne 
Van Zee, a sophomore music major. 

Bye-bye to the memorcible 20th Century, 

Hello to the unknown 21 ot Century 

As the end of the 90s approaches 
we realize that this will be one of the 
last PULSE magazine to be published 
in the 20th Century. 

In this issue we look back at some 
of the most important events that 
made the 90s so memorable, whether 
it be at Cowley or someplace else in 
the world. 

The 90s brought us new improve- 
ments in technology brought back 
some of the 70s fashions, made sports 
heroes into legends, and gave us a 
huge variety of music, from 
Aerosmith to Korn to the Spice Girls. 

What will the next century bring? 
Flying cars and homes run by com- 
puters? What will be out there for us 
to play with next? 

We will have to wait and see. But 
whatever comes next we will have to 
deal with it in stride like we have with 
the last years of the 20th century. 

With the new advances in tech- 
nology it could soon be that books, 
paper, and pencils won't be known to 
the next generation. Computers may 
run civilization, whether it be into the 
ground or into the stars. Will future 
students in magazine class be speak- 
ing their articles directly into the com- 
puter? Will there even be a printed 
version of the PULSE or will it be on 
the internet? 

Could fashions go toward the 
Jetsons or maybe even to Star Trek? 
What about music? Could it be aimed 
towards techno or old time swing? 

by Regina Stanton and Phillip Ybarra 
Co-Editors of Spring 1999 Cowley PULSE 

Sports? Could players be playing for 
a team that plays games in virtual 

Who knows? But one thing is for 
sure. If you worry about this stuff too 
much you're not going to be living in 
the now, when living really matters. 
What is around us now matters more 
than what is to come. 

With the future looming ahead 
and the past falling behind all that 
people should look forward to is 
tomorrow and being part of it. 

The Best of the 1990s was a fea- 
ture in this magazine. We picked a 
few of the highlights but couldn't hit 
them all. We all see things differently 
and consider each moment in the 90s 
with a different perspective. 

Student Magazine of Cowley College 

Fall 1999 


Fall 1999 

Dear Students and Staff: 

This semester proved that one can 
have fun and get things done at the same 
time. Magazine is more than writing and 
taking pictures. It's also about counseling 
each other on relationships; improvising a 
hair salon in the journalism room to discov- 
er new styles and unravel embroidery floss 
that had been in Editor Pamela Hann's hair 
for three weeks; and tickling sessions to 
make staff members do their work. It's 
about socializing from the weekend events 
and discovering new items to write about. 
It's hard to get out of bed for this 1:50 p.m. 
class but once a week is an accomplishment 
for some. 

As Staff Writer All ie Hilleary would 
say, 'This class has taught me friendship; 
my mother would be proud." 


Editor in Chief 

Layout Editor 

Photgraphy Editor 


Cover Design and Table of Contents by Cristy 

Gragert. Cover and Table of Contents Photos by 

Cristy Gragert, Chad Dester, Tricia Morgan, Jon 
Feist, and Shelby Knowles 

The PULSE is the student magazine of Cowley College. It is 
published once per semester. All stories are written and assem- 
bled by students in the Magazine Production class. The staff is 
responsible for the content and opinions represented in the publi- 
cation. If you have any questions or comments, please call (316) 
441-52X7 or write to PULSE Magazine, 125 S. Second St., 
Arkansas City, KS 67005 





Campus Events 

Student Union 
Puttin' On the Hits 
Music Concerts 
Damn Yankees' 


Home Away From Home 
Reflections from the Road 
10 Essentials for Dorm Life 
Interpreter Training 
Hidden Talents 
Student Ambassadors 
Caffeine Addiction 


Tattooed Basketball Boys 


Games That Don't Count 

Community Events 

CjjL Really Big Cookie 




Welcome to 

"You know that one place on campus.'s 
called. ./The Union," the "U," Nelson Student 
Center, "The Jungle," student lounge, the other 
half of Storbeck Dorm, the hangout, the study 
place. This story is about the newly remodeled 
area located in front of the cafeteria in the 
Nelson Student Center - whatever it's called 

Story by Pamela Harm 

Photos by Cristy Gragert, Chad 
Dester, and Misty Thompson 

A few students enjoy some free time 
in the Jungle. 

Representing the Ark City Traveler, Kim Benedict 
cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony. 

Walking into the new student 
lounge on a typical day, you will instant- 
ly see students talking, standing and sit- 
ting, sleeping barefoot on a couch, or 
enjoying warm cappuccino. The TV is 
usually playing music videos, and 

CC Tiger made an appearance at the ribbon ceremony 
sporting his new look for '99. 

laughter comes from the computer area 
where someone has just been sent a 
humorous e-mail. The smell of cleaning 
supplies fills the air and one will uncon- 
sciously know this is a well kept and 
sanitized place. As Shelly Wehunt 

enjoys the area and waits 
for a computer to become 
available, she says, "It is a 
great place to make new 
friends, and I hope some- 
day they will add more 

The new student 
lounge inside the Nelson 
Student Center was com- 
pleted for the fall semes- 
ter. Two years ago, 
Student Government 
Association President 
Damon Young proposed to 

recreate the union and now his dream 
has come true. "This is a good example 
of students being listened to," said Stu 
Osterthun, Cowley's Director of Public 

June 1, 1999, marked the beginning 
of the renovation. Three gracious and 
private donors helped to fund the 
$75,000 cost. 

One of the biggest changes for the 
union was the removal of the wall sepa- 
rating the old lounge from the game 
room. "With the wall gone, the entire 
area looks much roomier and more 
inviting," said Osterthun. 

To promote the new student lounge 
area, a contest was initiated to give it a 
nickname. The dedication took place on 
Sept 9. The cutting ceremony initiated 
the renovated Nelson Student Center, 
and the lounge area was nicknamed 

"The Jungle." Freshman 
Ron Moncrief was award- 
ed $50 cash for his win- 
ning entry. Following this 
inaugural event, the SGA 
held its first meeting. 

"The Jungle" cur- 
rently houses three com- 
puters connected to the 
internet, a big screen TV, a 
cappuccino machine, bar 
and bar stools and booths 
and tables accessible to 
study on. There are six 
restaurant style booths with 
tiffany lights to add to the 
scene. Art work created 
by Cowley College stu- 
dents is on display on the 
north wall and near the 
booths. On Monday nights 
during the fall semester 
some students got together 
and enjoyed Monday Night 
Football on the big screen. 
There also was an "Open 
Mike Night" scheduled 
when students could dis- 
play their talents. 

These are a few rare views of an empty student 

Students can sit and talk or study. 

Sag (JDbatf 

Annual lip-sync 
contest is full of 


Story by Kara Reynolds 

Photos by Jon Feist 

& Tricia Morgan 

Members of the Returning 
Students Organization perform 
"No Scrubs" by TLC. 

"Britney Spears," 

actually Coach Mark 

Nelson, makes a 

guest appearance 

during the MTV 

Awards, which won 

first in the faculty 


Members of the CC 

Singers, Tommy 

Crouch, Seth Manske 

and Tim Bogner, 

dance and sing 

bacup to a Ricky 

Martin tune. 

F al\ 1999 

Deanna Bahm 
jumps during 
the first place 
medley of 
"Never Gonna 
Get It," "Jump," 
and "Billie 

JJJritney Spears, Shania lwain, PLC, and many other famous 
artists, performed in a sold-out concert in the Brown Center.. .okay not 
really, but their impersonators were there. The event was the 10th annu- 
al "Puttin' on the Hits" lip-sync contest. Sixteen acts competed for 
prizes in two different categories. The students competed for cash and 
prizes, while the faculty and staff were vying for the coveted Barbie 
doll trophies. The first place student prize of $40 went to the Rough 
Riders, who performed a routine to a medley of songs. First-place hon- 
ors and the gold Barbie doll went to the Athletic Department for a re- 
creation of the MTV Music Awards. 

The Tigerette danceline received second place in the student cate- 
gory and a $30 prize for their scary rendition of Michael Jackson's 
"Thriller." Third place and $20 went to Campus Christian Fellowship 
with a medley of Christian music. Finally, fourth place and $10 went 
to the Bricks Chicks, with the comic act "Hey Big Spender." 

The silver Barbie doll went to Cowley President Dr. Pat McAtee for 
his version of Shania Twain's "I Feel Like a Woman." Third place in 
the faculty division went to Ellie Mae and the Possums with "In the 

"Even though my club's act didn't win, I had fun participating. 
"Puttin' on the Hits" was a fun way to meet some new people and the 
show was really fun to watch," stated freshman Nicole King. 

Tigerette danceline members, "dressed to kill," dance to "Thriller. 

Shausha Lee 
of the Rough 
Riders performs 
during her 
group's first- 
place routine. 

•all 1999 

Don McLean per- 
formed "American 
Pie" in a concert with 
the Winfield Regional 
Symphony. Many 
Cowley music students 
play in the symphony 
as well. 

The Concert Choir prac 
tices for an upcoming per 

^ii 1999 

J\Ceie~aMe JUdent 

tPAatoA (ty Chad %)&>te>L and S'xiVdcux McJntvte 


A rom candlelight Vespers at Christmas time to Latin 
salsa at Arkalalah to jazz at Spirits - Cowley College's music- 
performers had plenty of opportunities to display their talent. 
The CC Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, and Concert Band 
put on a variety of concerts. Each of these groups practice dur- 
ing a set time during the week just like any other class. "Choir 
is a fun way to meet new people and use your talents. Connie 
(Wedel) is an excellent director to work with. She keeps us 
pumped up," said Nettie Kisner about Concert Choir rehearsals. 

This fall, the CC singers, a group of select singers, per- 
formed at Arts a la Carte, Puttin' on the Hits, and the Arkalalah 
Elizabeth The Concert Choir and Concert Band performed at a fall 

... , , concert and then later at a Vespers concert, which featured can- 

Nicoie Iverson, r 

saxophone dlelight Christmas carols. The choir sang traditional Christmas 

players in the songs and the band played Russian Christmas music. 

Jazz Band, per- Meanwhile, the Jazz Band musicians played at Spirits 

form at Spirits 

Supper Club Supper Club during Arkalalah week and followed that up with 

their own concert in November. 


VanZee, Jaron 
Stewart, and 
Bowker prac- 
tice before a 

^kll 1999 





Tommy Crc 
portrays Jc 

Photos by Tricia Morgan 
Story by Shelby Knowles 

With a cast and crew of 70 people, the fall 
musical "Damn Yankees" came sliding into the 
Brown Theatre on Nov. 4-6. 

It is a tale of a baseball fanatic, Joe Boyd, 
who sells his soul to the devil, Mr. Applegate, 
so that he can become young Joe Hardy and 
lead his favorite team, the Washington 
Senators, to victory against the New York 
Yankees. Eventually, Joe Hardy misses his wife 
and the life that he once had as Joe Boyd and 
wants to go home. 

The musical was filled with plenty of 
dancing and singing, during which Theater 
Director Dejon Ewing said the 
cast gave a "quality production." 

"'Damn Yankees' was a show 
of the highest caliber," said 
Ewing. "Our students and direc- 
tors have every right to be proud 
of what they accomplished." 

With all of the singing and 
choreography, a lot of practice was 
required. There were even a few 
weekend practices. 

"It was my first experience on 
stage," said Tommy Crouch, who 
played one of the lead roles as Joe 
Hardy. " It was the best experience 

Reporter Samaria Bowling is sur- 
rounded by Washington Senator 
baseball players Justin McKown, 
Seth Manske, Tyson Bay, and 
Jonathan Fleig during a choreo- 
graphed number. 

I've ever had because everybody was so help- 
ful and got along no matter the circumstances. 
The directors and stage managers were the 

Of course, a production wouldn't be com- 
plete without a few unexpected moments. The 
fire alarm went off due to the popcorn machine 
during Saturday night's performance, and dur- 
ing a locker-room shower scene, the water was 
surprisingly cold for some of the players. 

With its choreography and comedy, 
"Damn Yankees" kept the crowd entertained 
and stole their approval. 

^all 1999 

Damn Yankees was 
the best experience 
I've ever had." 

-Tommy Crouch 

■all 1999 

Home Away From Home 

Peek inside the Cowley dorms and see 
how far residents will go to decorate them 

Story by Shelby Knowles 

It's finally time to go to college and be on your own. You're excited because you get to meet new 
people and experience the dorm life. You walk into your dorm room, what is soon to be your home 
away from home, and your mouth drops. It looks like a prison cell! The pure white walls and the 
unmade beds are very uninviting. So how do students at Cowley liven up their dorm rooms? 

Many of them bring their posters, pictures and knick-knacks from home to give the room a more 
home-like feel. "I wanted my dorm room to look like my bedroom at home," says freshman Kristin 
Rice. "It makes me more comfortable." 

Others prefer a wilder or more unique approach. Pamela Hann, Sarah Stueve, Shelly Wehunt and 
Melissa Murphy, who are suitemates, definitely fit into this category. They made the most of their 
handicapped-accessible bathroom by putting a spa in it. Actually, it's an inflatable pool with a pump. 
They also like to kick back and relax in their hammock, or their little love seat and chair. And for 
their decorations, yellow caution tape borders their walls. 

On the guys' side, Scott Keltner and Brad Lunsford 
livened up their room by making a Pepsi wall. They 
actually stuck their empty Pepsi cans to their wall. 

Whether it's home-like, unique or just plain crazy, 
all of the dorm room decorations express the personali- 
ties of the residents, making them more comfortable in 
their home away from home. 

Bill Loop stops by the dorm room of 
some friends to enjoy an inflatable spa. 

(photo by Shelby Knowles) 

Kristin Rice sits back 
and reads a magazine 
in her dorm room. The 
posters and picture 
cork board are all 
items from her bed- 
room at home. 

(photo by Chad 

Melissa Murphy lies 

back and relaxes in 

the hammock that she 

shares with her suite 


(photo by Shelby 


vv Clothefi on the floor and booke off the ehelf, 
my dorm room reminds me that I need to 
clean up after myself." 

- J.R. Heater 

Finishing a Pepsi, 
Brad Lunsford gets 
ready to add another 
can to his dorm room 

(photo by Scott 

P Its 

from the 

By Jess 

Sarah StUeVe'S car is definitely 
unique to her personality. It is an '87 Oldsmobile 
Calais. Sarah says her car "reeks of me." She is a K- 
State fanatic, and her car is littered with assorted items 
promoting her favorite college. The interior includes a 
ball bearing off of a tractor along with a hay hook. Yes, 
Sarah grew up on a farm. At one time she was able to 
pack 1 1 people in her car. Good thing it is a four-door. 
Bumper stickers include one for the U.S. Marines and a 
"Jesus is my Smile Maker." Sarah said if her car was 
not parked in a particular spot every day at high school, 
she would get a flat tire without fail. There is risk 
involved every time she drives it because the car has 
left her stranded many times, but her hometown 
mechanic, nicknamed "Whiskey Belly," gets it back on 
the road again when this happens. Even though Sarah's 
car does not care to run sometimes, she is carefree 


Cars, they take 
us where we want to go. 

But more than that, our vehicles are 
often a direct reflection of our personalities - 
everything from the way they look on a daily basis, 
to how they run, to the way we drive them. 

One could walk around campus, pick out a car, and fairly accu- 
rately predict the driver's personality. A Mustang 5.0 or a Camaro Z28 
would possibly signify an aggressive horsepower addict. Looking more 
closely might reveal rubber splattered on the rear fenders, and heavy 
brake dust on the wheels. Those clues would indicate the driver may be 
of a cocky, rebellious nature. Looking inside the car in question, one 
might find rock and heavy metal CDs, further pronouncing the bold, in- 
your-face attitude of the owner. If the car is clean and well maintained, 
if it always runs strong, one could easily assume that the driver is respon- 
sible and cares what other people think of him or her. 

Just browsing around campus on a typical day reveals that the 
majority of Cowley students drive small, economy cars. It would seem 
that most students are fairly responsible and are concerned with upkeep 
and gas costs. But there are some students that go against the norm. 
Whether it is on purpose or it just happens this way, some students have 
cars that are truly unique to the individual's personality. 

Shaun Shermerhorn owns an 88 ch evy 

Camaro IROC-Z. This particular car was endowed from the factory with 
a 305 Tuned Port Injected V-8 and backed by a five-speed manual tran- 
ny. This combination of motor and transmision is rare, being one of only 
5,252 produced in '88. The car has been lowered and sports 16-inch 
Trans Am WS6 wheels. Shaun puts the IROC's horsepower to good use 
as he reports many race wins against Mustangs. The Camaro's exhaust 
is very outspoken as is Shaun. Shaun is a big-time Chevy fan and his 
Camaro definitely reinforces it. 

^all 1999 

Here is a fictional account of a fSex Sab student struggling to come to terms with 

his stacker tendencies and get a grip on being a responsible college student. 

x he flex lab is in its second semester down in the 
library basement. The class is primarily used for 
beginning math and English classes. For many the 
term "flex" is being misconstrued. The flex lab takes 
dedication and perseverance. Many students think 
that they can coast through the class. Here are a few 
journal entries from a fictional student who thinks 
that procrastination is the answer to the flex lab. 

By Allie Hilleary 

August 23,1999 
Dear Journal, 

I missed my orientation for beginning algebra and had to 
reschedule. But I missed that session because I went to the 
Hideout the night before and slept in. I finally made it in today and 
talked to my flex lab teacher, Mrs. Eaton. She said that I should 
spend one to two hours a day at the flex lab. She had me take an 
assessment test and said that I will take another one at the end of 
the year to see how I have progressed. I think this will be an easy 

September 1, 1999 
Dear Journal, 

I finally went to the flex lab. I tried to go a few days ago 
but the lab is only open until five o'clock. It's closed on weekends 
and to make matters worse some people pre-sign for computers 
and anyone who has not pre-signed can be kicked off the comput- 
er to make room for someone who has pre-signed. I have missed 
one due date and the next is September 20th. I think I can do it. 
Mrs. Eaton said, "The flex lab is getting more and more student 
interest." So I guess I should try and pre-sign from now on. It just 
seems like I never have enough time to go to the flex lab. Oh well, 
I should be okay. 

September 21,1999 
Dear Journal, 

I missed my due date on the first lesson packet. I don't 
know how it happened. I went once last week. I went kind of late 
and I was only able to complete one segment before the lab closed 
and I had to leave. Now they are going to send a progress report 
to my house. It's not like I don't have anything better to do with 
my time. I volunteer, I work, I have other classes, I have to have 
some sort of a social life and I can't miss "Dawson's Creek." 

September 27,1999 
Dear Journal, 

I was going to try and spend a few hours in the flex lab 
but I was politely kicked out. All I did was bring in my breakfast 
burrito and the teacher flipped. It wasn't like I was being sloppy 
with it. But the rules are no food and no drink. I can't even have 
my friend come with me. I figured she could help me out with my 
math since she's like a genius. Actually, as a math student I can't 
even use a calculator. Imagine having to know all of this junk by 
heart. I am beginning to think that this class is not going to be as 
easy as I thought it would be. 

October 1 , 1999 
Dear Journal, 

My flex lab teacher sent a progress report home since I 
missed a due date or two. I don't know how this happened. I can't 
believe how far behind I am getting. I thought this class would be 
so easy. Now I don't know how I am going to pass this semester. 
I have got to go talk to Ms. Eaton and see what I should do. I need 
this class credit so I can go on to Intermediate Algebra next 

October 5, 1999 
Dear Journal, 

I talked to Mrs. Eaton and she said that if I work really 
hard maybe I can still pass. If I show that I am working hard and 
still can't catch up, I can drop and take an Incomplete. That means 
that I can come back next semester and start off from where I left 
off. It is not a great option but it is not the worst option I have, 
either. I can't believe how far I dropped behind in only a few short 
weeks. I'll really have to work hard to catch up. I wish I had been 
more disciplined and not so self-assured that this was an easy A 

October 30,1999 
Dear Journal, 
1 started to go to the flex lab again but it's just too late. There 
is no way I can make myself stay at that computer for hours on 
end. I guess I will just take that Incomplete and try again next 
semester. I guess now I just have to take it like an adult and try 
again later. I can't believe I was such a procrastinator. 

Brock Anderson (featured in photos on page at left) 
completed Beginning Algebra in the flex lab, but only 
after two procrastination-filled semesters. 
(Photos by Tammy Woif 
and Patricia Mclntire) 

/ §/Tl999 

Tricia Morgan 

r *u owns a Chevy Cavalier. But this is 
W not exactly your ordinary Cavalier. 
The interior of her car is decorated 
like no other. She has adorned the 
seats with cow-skin covers. From 
the roof hang sombrero balls. 
Covering the steering wheel is a wool 
wrap. She has rubber cemented star 
gems on her rear view mirrors. The mir- 
rors, dash, driver's armrest and cupholder 
have been sprayed with "puffy paint." 
On the rear bumper are three stickers. 
There is a lava lamp sticker on the rear 
window. There are even fuzzy pictures 
on the back of the front seats for passen- 
gers to color. The interior is a veritable 
zoo. One thing is for sure, passengers are 
not likely to get sleepy in Tricia's car. 

Chad Spencer's 90 

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme has spent much 
of its life at high rpm. Chad's car, like 
Shaun's, is rare. Oldsmobile only made this 
model with the Quad 4 and five-speed manu- 
al during one year - 1990. Chad does not 
exactly have a spotlessly clean driving 
record. Chad admits he has committed many 
highly illegal acts in his car. High speeds are 
a part of daily life for him. As a result of 
Chad's driving habits, his wheels are usually 
covered in black brake dust. He also has to 
replace parts on his car quite often. Chad's 
stereo has been upgraded via a Pioneer head 
unit and Rockford Fosgate 12s powered by a 
Rockford Punch 40 amp. When Chad comes 
around the corner, there is no mistaking him. 

Megan Carter is the cap 

tain of the Tigerette dance line and the opin- 
ions editor of the student newspaper. And 
her car, a bright red Ford Thunderbird SC, is 
fitting for this role. It is a 5-speed and it is 
supercharged, hence the SC designation. 
This car is also rare, being one of 3,371 35th 
anniversary models made in 1990. Megan's 
T-Bird is always clean. Once, in a drag race, 
she reports beating a 5.0 Mustang - proof 
that there is replacement for displacement. 
Overall, this high-profile car fits perfectly 
with its high-profile owner. 

*all 1999 

Essentials for 
College Life 

Ten things no 

dorm resident 

should be 



is one of 

10 Air freshener 

the basic essentials found in many students' dorm 
rooms. This basic item can cover a multitude of 
odors. Examples of these odors include nachos, 
nacho cheese, and forgotten food accidentally left 
in the fridge. 

Zs ' IVILISIC is another important essen- 
tial for college students. This is one way for stu- 
dents to show their individuality. (At left, fresh- 
man Victoria Bailey sorts through her CD collec- 

O v^fldUSflOLS, movie posters,and pictures of 
any kind are used by students to decorate their rooms to 
help them express themselves. (At right, sophomore Sean 
Ringey proudly shows off the pictures in his room.) 

(2) Electronic devices of various 

assortments are needed in each room in order to provide 
students with something to do. These devices range from 
TV's, VCRs, telephones, CD players, microwaves, and 

6 Toilet paper is one of the more uni 

versal essentials to dorm life. It can be found on every 
bathroom in campus. This handy little product is useful in 
many situations, whether students choose to use it to deco- 
rate their room, car, trees, or notebooks. 



p al\ 1999 

Extra furniture 

such as fold- 
out chairs, recliners, and couches are important neces- 
sities in making anyone's dorm room feel more com- 
fortable. (At right, this mellow yellow furniture can be 
found in the room of freshman Brad Lunsford and 
sophomore Scott Keltner.) 


(?) Dry-erase boards 

many extra markers are necessary for any college 
room. These boards make a fun and easy way for resi 
dents to leave messages to one another. However, if 
people do not have the dry-erase boards, the dorm 
doors can work great. 

Water balloons 

and squirt 

guns can add fun to any situation, especially for those 
people who are lucky enough to not have screens on 
their windows. (At right, sophomore Jeff Pullkrabek 
and freshmen Steve Wright take a break from their 
strenuous classes to have a water fight.) 

lVlUnCnieS are another important 
part of any dorm room. It is important for students to 
be able to get the proper food in their diets. By having 
nutritious items like Ding-dongs, cookies, Cheez-Its 
and other good food conveniently stashed in their 
rooms, students have more time to study. There is 
nothing like a can of Spam and some Cheese Whiz in 
the middle of the night. 

^•cirieine is probably the num- 
beFone essential needed for college life. One 
can walk into almost any room and find the 
fridge full of soda or some other caffeinated 
beverage. (At left, this fridge full of soda and 
food can be found in the room of freshmen Allie 
Hilleary and Kasie Peterman.) 

^all 1999 

Hand Is Worth A 

Thousand Words 

Story by Jess Landes 

A German poet, Hugo Ball, once asked, "Is sign language 
the real language of paradise?" The students in Cowley's 
Interpreter Training Program may be pondering this question as 
they learn more about communication with the deaf. 

This is a relatively new field of study offered at Cowley. 
Although there have been people working this area for a long 
time, it wasn't until the American's with Disabilities Act was 
brought into effect that there was a wider base of employment 
available. This employment opportunity is in the field of sign 
language interpretation. 

According to Patrice Stephenson, one of the Interpreter 
Training Program's instructors, "The ITP is designed to develop 
skilled interpreters for the deaf. The interpreter needs to be well 
educated in the art of sign language, but also must know about 
deafness, culture and history of the deaf, and the many tools 
required to facilitate communication between deaf and hearing 
people." Students become acquainted with significant figures in 
deaf culture and discuss their perspectives regarding the contro- 
versial issues involved in the education of the deaf, such as man- 
ual communication or oralism and speech reading. The 
Associate of Applied Science in the Interpreting Degree 
Program is offered at Cowley's Mulvane Center. 

September 18-25 was Deaf Awareness Week. During this 
week, display boards, constructed by ITP students, and devices 
for the deaf were exhibited at Mulvane's Tiger Student Center 
and at the Brown Center on the main campus. Students attend- 
ed and participated in activities all around the Wichita area, such 
as skits performed by deaf actors and storytelling in sign lan- 
guage on the Wichita State campus and at Barnes and Noble 

Mary Bartlett is a student in the ITP and was present at the 
Brown Center during the Deaf Awareness Week. Both of 
Bartlett 's parents were deaf. When her father was in the hospi- 
tal, there were no interpreters available so it was difficult for her 
father to communicate. Bartlett is currently involved in the pro- 
gram to learn the professional aspect of interpreting. 

Chris Snyder and Karla Thomas were also at the Brown 
Center. They, having heard Bartlett 's and many other people's 
stories, recognize the need for more interpreters, and are active 
students as well. 

The Interpreter Training Program is coordinated by Kim 
Carwile. She is deaf and from Australia. She showed some of 
the interesting inventions that have come about to help the deaf 
community keep in contact with each other and with the hearing 

Stephenson is another instructor at the Mulvane Center. She 
has a 20-year-old-son who is deaf, which explains how she got 

involved in the field. Both instructors are experienced teachers 
and trainers. 

Most ITP graduates go on to interpret as a profession. Some 
of them will go into community interpreting, which involves 
working with adults in legal, medical, convention or platform, 
business and social situations. The greatest demand, however, 
lies in the area of education. Many deaf or hard of hearing stu- 
dents are mainstreamed into regular classrooms, requiring inter- 
preters to be present; not all of what is said can be seen on the 
lips. Therefore, without sign language, much of what is seen by 
a skilled lip reader is left for guessing, and that guessing is a tall 
order for young students in the language developmental stages. 

When students become part of the ITP, they are invited to 
join a support group called S.T.I.T. This stands for "Students 
Today Interpreters Tomorrow." This group performs fund rais- 
ers in order to add resource books and videotapes to their library 
to further their knowledge and skills related to sign language and 
deafness. It is beneficial for ITP students to join this organiza- 
tion in support of each other and in support of the program. 

The Interpreter Training Program in Mulvane would like to 
invite each reader of this article to come by and visit or just make 
a call. There is room for more than a few good men and women 
in the field. 

The Interpreter Training Program coordinator Kim Carwile helped pro- 
mole the ITP program with a display in the Brown Center during Deaf 
Awareness Week. 


Angela Smith practices her signing 
skills at Cowley's Mulvane Center, 
(photo by Tricia Morgan) 






Story by Aaron Sutton and Erin Davis 
Photos by Chad Dester 

Not too many people realize that 
Cowley is home to one of the best- 
established welding and drafting pro- 
grams in the area. Enrollment is up in 
both departments. Also, both have a 90 
percent job placement record, and 
these jobs are in large demand nation- 
wide. Welders on the average make 
around $18 an hour. Drafters aver- 
aged$ 11.83 an hour. 

The welding instructor, Bob 
Moffatt, has an attendance policy that 
is just like being on the job. The 
requirements for the class include tak- 
ing an assessment test that involves 
both reading and mathematical skills. 
Moffatt says he has high expectations 
for his students to meet the standards 
for the industry. Moffatt said that stu- 
dents will be expected to do the job 
properly because many times lives 
may be at stake if the welds are not 

Cliff Roderick the drafting 
instructor, says he has high standards 
for his class as well. Attendance plays 
a vital role in the how well students do 
in the class. It is extremely difficult 
for students to make up assignments 
when they are gone because in order to 
pass the class, students have to pro- 
duce work daily. 

Many of the students in the welding class, such as fresh- 
man Devin Blutchford, decided to pursue a career in weld- 
ing because, " I figured it would be a good and promising 
career opportunity." Freshman Matt Bowwer is taking weld- 
ing because, "I always like to weld and I thought I would 
make a career out of it." 

Students majoring in drafting usually pursue careers in 
mechanical drawing, aircraft, oil refinery, and architecture. 
Welding careers range anywhere from air craft maintence to 
underwater welding. 

The classes also have their down side. Most drafting stu- 
dents say they don't enjoy using the computer program 
"Auto Cad." Meanwhile, students in welding dislike the 
homework in lecture class. 

The students in both classes seem to have more likes 
than dislikes in their classes. Blutchford enjoys learning 
how to do the joint configuration welds. In the drafting class 
Chris Mathews said that partipating in the board drawings 
are his favorite part. 

On Oct. 20, the drafting and welding classes hosted an 
Open House in which the students in both departments were 
able to share their projects with the public. The public 
response was encouraging as there was a good turnout. 
There were 150 parents as well as potential recruits present 
at this event. 

With all the advantages of Cowley's welding and draft- 
ing courses, many students say they can't help but believe 
they are on the right track to success. 

Bob Moffatt demonstrates how difficult cutting metal can be. 

Bryan Clark works on some house plans on the computer. 

Jennifer Schuitz contemplates her next important step in the drafting 

%ll 1999 



That student next to you 
may hare a SECRET KNACK 

Are you a people watcher? Do you ever wonder if there is something about the person 
next to you that you did not know? You would be surprised how many people on the Cowley 
College campus have a hidden talent. For some it involves playing an instrument. Instructor 
Chris Mayer is one who can play the drums. He has been playing since he was in grade school 
and has had several teachers. 

For others on the campus, their talents are using their hands or facial expressions. For 
example, one student has achieved acclaim for her Igor face. Kathrin Proserpio possesses this 
talent, which came about when she was playing Movie Pictionary with her family. She now 
continues to make this gesture for her good friends that need a laugh after a bad day. Jace Hall 
acquired his talent after shutting his finger in a car door. Now he is able to bend the top joint 
of his finger. 

Alysha Ranger's interesting talent is very relaxing, at least for those she practices on. 
Specifically, it is called Therapy and Reflexology. She says she can heal sore shoulders, ankles, 
and she even knows how to get rid of allergies. 

Even you may have a talent that you just have not looked deep enough to find. Next 
time you walk by someone, think to yourself - I wonder what his/her talent is? 

By Garret Thompson 

TOP ROW - Bethany Harding, Kylie Jo Reynolds, Adrianne Ryel, Miho Kataoka. MIDDLE ROW - Melissa Ferree, Tara Plett, Aimee 
Groene, Kami Waiter, Amanda Anstine. BOTTOM ROW - Brock Anderson, Scott Keltner, Pamela Hann, Megan Martin, Chris 
Rudkin, Travis Marler. (not pictured- Diedre Bieber, Josh Inslee, Derek Ringer, Virgil Watson) 

Prospective Cowley stu- 
dents found their way to 
the Cowley booth at the 
College Planning 
Conference, thanks to the 
help of the student 

%/ 1999 

Cowley's most craved DRUG 

Story by Aaron Sutton and Erin Davis 

What is the most popular, convenient, and 
addicting drug on campus? Without a doubt, it's 
caffeine. Whether it's a Snickers candy bar from 
the vending machines in the student union or a 20- 
ounce Dr. Pepper from the pop machines in the 
Galle-Johnson building, caffeine is everywhere. 
Caffeine is the most popular as well as the most 
convenient drug around the Cowley campus. It can 
be found in various forms in almost any place. 
Soda and vending machines are located in the 
Nelson Student Center, the basement of the dorms, 
and in virtually all of the college buildings. Now 
there is even a cappuccino machine in the student 


Sure, maybe calling caffeine a drug is a little 
extreme, but how else does one explain the effects 
of this product? A recent study sponsored by the 
National Institute on Drug Abuse has confirmed 
what many people already believe, caffeine is 
addictive. Webster's Dictionary defines a drug as 
"...something that becomes addictive with pro- 
longed use." An addict can go through withdraw- 
al symptoms when having to do without caffeine 
for a prolonged time. What do these withdrawal 
symptoms consist of? Many caffeine users experi- 
ence headaches, stomach-aches, and even "the 


Several Cowley students said that they consume 
at least six cans of soda a day! Some students prefer 
to drink coffee, soda, and cappuccino in the evenings 
with their meals, while others prefer it in the morning 
or late nights. Sixty percent of those surveyed told 
the PULSE staff they honestly felt that they were 

win in else is r vi i iim: found? 

Caffeine is not only found in coffee, pop, and 
cappuccino alone. Another popular source of caffeine 
is chocolate. Milky Ways, Snickers, Ding-Dongs, 
and hot chocolate are vital parts of a caffeinated diet 
for many students, whether as an afternoon snack or 
a late night meal. Not many students go one day with- 
out caffeine. 


What is it about this drug that makes students 
want it so badly? Is it the way that it gives students 
an instant energy boost for those 8 a.m. classes? Or 
how about the little extra surge it can provide for 
those late night study sessions? Whatever the reason 
may be, there is just something about caffeine that 
makes it simply irresistable to Cowley's student pop- 

1any students ail over the Cowley campus claim they are addicted to 
caffeine in one form or another, (photo by Chad Dester) 

Caffeine Factoid 

H The world consumes over 120,000 

tons of caffeine annually. 

■ Over 80 percent of adults consume 

caffeine in some form. 

Kasie Peterman prefers her caffeine fix in the form of 
chocolate, (photo by Aaron Sutton) 

With a coffee break at Brown's in downtown Ark City, even Cowley staff 
members Maggie Picking and Terri Morrow can't escape caffeine cravings, 
(photo by Kim Ebert) 

fyl 1999 

Freshman Ike Ezefili has a tattoo 
of a cross. He says, "The cross 
represents Christ. We all should 
respect His name. His reign, and 
His love for each and every one 
of us." 

Goosby's tattoo 
is symbolic to 
him because 
"the scroll is a 
script of a defin- 
ition of myself 
and it reminds 
me to always 
keep my head 
above water." 

Freshman Jonathan Raney says, "Of 
course, Raney is my last name and under- 
neath the name is a Bible verse that I live 
by. It is Philippians 4:13, which reads, T 
can do all things through Christ which 
strengtheneth me.'" 

Sophomore Tyree Harris has a flaming bas- 
ketball tattoo with his initials. He says, "The 
basketball represents how much I love the 
game. The flames represent every time I 
touch the ball, I'm on fire." 

Bounds Off the Court _ & 


Onto the Play 

by Erin Davis and Mandy Bumgardner 

What is it about college students 
and tattoos? It seems that when 
kids finally grow up and get out of 
the house, the first place many of 
them go is to the tattoo parlor. Are 
these students just finding a way to 
sow their wild oats? Or is there a 
deeper meaning? For many of the 
men on the Cowley Tiger basketball 
team, their tattoos tell special stories 
of their lives. Whether it is personal, 
religious, or just plain self-expres- 
sion, these tattoos represent some- 
thing important in these men's lives. 

Freshman Justin Snell 
has a tattoo of praying 
hands. He says, "This 
tattoo is in remembrance 
of one of my best 
friends, who was gunned 
down last summer." 

Bernard Owens 
has a tattoo of the 
face of Jesus. He 
says, "I trust Jesus 
is the only way to 
live. Trust in 
Jesus and all your 
worries will 


Chris Weikal spreads a simple message. "My tattoo 
means Jesus." 

fyl 1999 

<? 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 <Jb 

Games That Don't Count 


By Dena Boiler 

We work ours off to kick yours". It is 

a famous motto used by athletes 

nationwide. It is a motto a coach 

would use to inspire members of his 
squad. It is the reason for the fall 
"scrimmage" season for spring sports. But 
actually, does "kicking someone else's" 
during the fall really count when the spring 
season rolls around? 

While often practicing just as long and 
hard as the regular fall athletes, athletes in 
spring sports in a way are playing in games 
and tournaments that don't even count. 

What does it mean not to have it offi- 
cially count? 

Members of the baseball and softball 
squads play close 
to 20 games 
through the months 
of August-October. 
While they practice 
for hours at a time, 
during the week- 
ends and even 
when it is not 
required, most 

would say the only 
purpose it serves is 
to see who can 
make the squad. 
Also, after the fall 
practice season, 
those players that 
are cut are given 
the decision on 
transferring or red- 

The correct term for fall ball is scrim- 
mage. During these 20 or more games, no 
uniforms, umpires or scoreboards are sup- 
posed to be seen. But in reality, they are 
often worn, heard and used. Meaning the 
uniforms are supposed to be practice attire, 
umpires are to be the players, and the 
scoreboard is in the players' heads. 

Regardless of what the team's final 
record is at completion of the practice sea- 
son, the only ones who acknowledge it is 
the coaches, and for the most part all they 

Baseball player Clint Stoy works out in the 
fall to try and improve his game for the 
upcoming spring season. 

use it for is to give the players incentive for 
the spring. 

Region IV directors do not care that 
a team may have beaten another dominant 
conference team during the practice season 
because, "It's just fall ball." Coaches at 
this time, use "fall ball" as way to see who 
has what it takes to compete in the fierce 
Jay hawk Conference and who can't make a 
simple routine play. 

"Beating a dominant Region IV team 
during the fall granted doesn't do much for 
your team during the fall, but it gives you 
that extra edge if you should face them 
again in the spring," said head softball 
coach Ed Hargrove. 

"I just look at the fall as way to work 
hard now and know 
that it will pay off 
when the right time 
rolls around," said 
sophomore softball 
player Crystal 


So who makes 
the decision that 
these games are 
merely for just the 
coaches' roster selec- 
tion and the players' 
game experience? 

According to 
Athletic Director, 
Tom Saia, the 
Region IV directors 
maintain the rules 
and regulations for 
each sport. "For as 
long as I can remember, the rules have 
always been this way for the spring ath- 
letes. Here at Cowley we leave it up to the 
coaches to take it as far as they want to 
concerning whether or not it feels like a 
real game with umpires or line judges for 
tennis, and uniforms, but we merely go by 
the rules when it comes to having coverage 
for the tournaments and games and keep- 
ing score and determining the overall 
record." That is why readers won't see 
coverage or game scores in newspapers 

after the team has played. 
Assistant baseball coach Darren Burroughs 
says the fall season is a good way for the 
players to get a chance to know each 
other's strengths and weaknesses on the 
field. "The fall, to me, is to see what talent 
the team has got. Obviously teams change 
over the course from the fall to the spring. 
They can get better or they can get worse, 
so really beating them in the fall doesn't do 
much for our team either way. There are 
no fall championships, so this is the time 
for practice." 

Freshman baseball player, J.J. Johnson 
feels the same way. " Considering this is 
my first time playing college ball, I can 
already tell that the fall doesn't mean 
much, record wise, to the spring athletes, 
but working hard now will only help you 
further down the road," he said. 

While at least baseball and softball get 
a chance to play at least twice a week in 
double headers, tennis, on the other hand, 
may play in only 10 tournaments over the 
course of the scrimmage season. 

"As long as you don't remind these 
players that the fall doesn't really count, 
you will get the most out of them and in 
turn it will count and be productive," said 
head men's tennis coach Larry Grose. 

The same goes for tennis as well as 
baseball and softball: beating dominating 
opponents won't get you anywhere during 
the fall, but knowing that you have already 
previously beaten them, once the spring 
rolls around, mental toughness is there. 
"Beating an opponent early in the fall helps 
me realize that beating them again in the 
spring is the only way to go," said sopho- 
more tennis player Lara Branscum. 

It could be said that while most non- 
athletes and fans look at the fall practice 
season as nothing more than just scrim- 
maging and working hard to get no glory, it 
is said by the coaches and the hard work- 
ing athletes that that is merely a myth. 
Regardless of how the athletes refer to it, 
scrimmage, practice or whatever, they 
keep one thing in mind each time they 
practice: "We work ours off to kick yours." 

*W 1999 

Freshman leads Cowley s golf team in conference 

By Dan Baum 

The first half of the 1999-2000 golf 
season was like a roller coaster ride for 
Golf Coach Rex Soule and his Tiger team. 
Although the Tigers have struggled this 
year, there have been some impressive 
showings at times. 

Tiger golfer Aaron Hill tees off 

Aaron Hill, a freshman at Cowley, 
leads the team and sits in 1 1th place over- 
all in the Jayhawk Conference with a total 
of 8.50 points. Experienced sophomores 
on the team are Adam Tyner, Kellen Mast, 
Josh Inslee, and Scott Keltner. Brad 
Lunsford, Clark "Griz" Blankenship, 
Danny Lundberg, Jason Pettigrew, Shane 
Westhoff, and Matt Snider are the rest of a 
fast-improving freshman squad. 

"Right now Aaron is 11th in individ- 
ual standings, and if he keeps on playing 
like he's capable he has a chance to finish 
in the top 10 or even the top 5," Soule said. 

"Adam and Clark, with four tourna- 
ments to go, ought to be able to get some 
points and finish in the top standings indi- 
vidually for the conference," Soule added. 

Butler County leads the Jayhawk 
Conference with 19 points. Kansas City 
with 13 points, Dodge City with 12, and 
Johnson County with 11 points, battle it 

out for sole possession of second place. 
Cowley holds down fifth place with three 
points. Hutchinson and Coffeyville are 
currently tied for sixth place each with one 
point a piece. Bringing up the rear is Allen 
County, who has yet to score a point in 
conference play. 

Soule had this to say about the upcom- 
ing season: "We just need to regroup for 
the spring season. We're not exactly sitting 
where we wanted to be. We definitely have 
some work to do to get to that third or 
fourth spot." 

Expectations are high for the spring 
half of the season. Even though there is an 
eight-point difference between fourth and 
fifth place, don't count the Tigers out just 
yet. With strong ball strikers like Hill, 
Mast, Lunsford, Tyner, Inslee, 
Blankenship, and the talent of the rest of 
the pack, the Tigers hope anything is pos- 

Tiger volleyball gets off to a shaky start with young team 

By Dena Boiler 

Time, patience and effort; all traits 
head volleyball coach Deb Nittler and her 
squad were going to have act on when 
coming into the '99 volleyball season. 
With a squad predominantly comprised of 
freshman, the load would fall onto the 
returning four sophomores. 

But with experience of the sopho- 
mores and a new assistant coach, Mandy 
Gaylor, the Tigers looked to improve over 
a 24-28 record from the previous year. 

The Tigers had big plans in store for 
their young team, such as winning 
Jayhawk East and making a trip to 
Nationals. But as Nittler said, "For the 
young team that we had, it wasn't unusual 
for us not to gel together until late in the 

Which is what happened to the Tigers. 

The squad started shaky by not win- 

ning the home opener, but rebounded and 
came up with quality wins in their next few 

Cowley's goal of winning conference 
kept slipping further away as the Tigers 
dropped conference matches. 

Their chances of a high seeding at 
Regionals seemed to fade away as the few 
Region IV teams they played, they had 
losses to. 

The Tigers were eliminated in the sec- 
ond round of Region play by losing to 
Garden City and Pratt. 

The Tigers ended with a 20-27 final 
record. As for individual honors, sopho- 
more Miranda Harris became a two-time 
all conference selection by unanimously 
being named first team Jayhawk East and 
second team District IV. Sophomore 
Abriel Lette and freshman Jade Shriver 
made second team all-conference. 

Michelle Cummings goes 
after the ball while Amanda 
Neubauer looks on. 
(Photo by Kim Ebert) 

^11 1999 

Ark City makes the \Nor\d'e Largest Cookie 
and becomes part of 

Mstovy In Thd 

Story by Shelby Knowles 
Photos by Tricia Morgan 

Ashley Hale 
dough at the 
Grinder Man. 

Arkansas City: Home of the World's Really Big Cookie. 
This could be the new slogan to help promote Ark City. After 
months of preparation, tons of ingredients and a lot of 

community support and help. Promoters of 
Arkansas City Kansas (P.A.C.K) made one Really 
Big Cookie. The cookie was 5,638 square feet, and 
may soon be officially recorded in the Guiness 
Book of World Records. 

"All of the papers have been sent in," said 
P.A.C.K member Kanyon Ginghner. "They just 
need to document them." 

How was such a big cookie made? All 
of the ingredients were donated by 
numerous sponsors. Volunteers helped 
mix the dough and bake and assemble the 
huge cookie, which was in the shape of 
the Kansas State flag. Some Cowley stu- 
dents donated their time to help out as 
well. Students from the art department 
made the letters and the symbol for the 
cookie while others helped in the actua 

Cowley instructor 

_ '•<& 

baking process. 

The idea behind the cookie was to promote Ark City and 
Kansas. The cookie celebration took place on Oct. 23 in the Ark 
City High School parking lot, where over 3,000 people came to 
watch and taste. There was live entertainment and for two dollars 
you could buy a piece of the cookie. 
Kansas Secretary of State Ron 
Thornburgh was present to help cut 
the cookie. All proceeds went to 
the Ark City Fire Department for a 
Thermo Imager and to participating 
DARE and GREAT programs 
throughout Kansas. 
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W come of the event was how the town 

I came together," said P.A.C.K. chairman Quentin Stigers. 
Mr "'I think that shows good things for the future of Arkansas 
f City." 

*' Everyone who volunteered or bought a piece of the 
If cookie not only helped a few worthy causes, but got to be a 
f part of history in the baking. 

Cowley students Tarra Burden and Allison Rose (left) lend a 
helping hand in making the cookie. 

Meanwhile, campus security student Chrystal Burr (below) 
holds a really big knife to cut the cookie. Ark City police as well 
as Cowley Campus Security were present at the cookie cele- 
bration on Oct. 23 to help out with the crowd. 

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shown good spirit 

in the community." 

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chairman of 

Promoters of 

Arkansas City, 

Kansas (RA.C.K.) 

After the celebration, leftover pieces of the cookie are thrown away into a garbage 


Can you smell 

By Pamela Hann and 
Allie Hilleary 

The annual Arkalalah festival is not 
entirely about concerts, marching 
bands, a carnival, parades or the queen 

For many college students and staff 
it's all about delicious but fattening 
food and refreshing beverages. 

While the cool Kansas wind blows 
the smell of Arkalalah's food down to 
the college campus, many people con- 
template what to taste next. This was 
definitely an assignment that needed to 
be written in first person. 

A couple of us ventured to Summit 
Street for some taste testing. There we 
found a variety of exotic products from 
around the world. 

How does a Bratwurst, Curry Wurst, 
or a BieiTOck sound? The owners 
informed us that "Once we get you 
hooked, we gotcha." And did they 

If genuine German food isn't your 
fancy, how about a 2-pound smoked 
Turkey leg, a funnel cake or roasted 

This year the ears of corn were 

Photos by Chad Dester 

imported from California and nick- 
named "Green Magic" for the size. 

Around the corner we ran into one 
of Cowley's very own, Learning Skills 
Director Chris Vollweider. Feasting on 
a pork burger, she said she only eats 
one during Arkalalah season. 
Vollweider also enjoys helping this 
particular vendor, not only for the 
burger, but because it is locally owned. 

Across the street we located another 
German feast. These Knights of 
Columbus, the men of Sacred Heart 
Catholic Church, had been cooking 
German sausage. They use the same 
recipe each year because they say the 
crowd just loves it. 

One customer told us that their 
sausage was "spicy and very deli- 

All proceeds help the church. 

We found another popular vendor 
that gives all its proceeds to the 
Diamond Back little league baseball 
team. The team has been state champs 
and competed in Fort Worth for the 
Little League World Series. 

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Deanna Bahm was 
crowned Miss 
Arkalalah '99. 


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At First Sight 

Never judge a magazine by its cover. However, first impressions are very 

Important. These are the impressions the staff of the Pulse had of each 

other at the beginning of the semester. 

Chad Dester 
Photography Editor 

-^„„ On the first day of class, 
^^^K^. everyone expected Chad 
JlL .Bi, to be a loner. His main 
"** '* focus is photography, 

so he doesn't interact 
much with the rest of 
the staff . He has been 
described as an inter- 
esting dresser and a 
party animal. 

Allie Hilleary 

Unlike most of the staff Allie wasn't 
recruited to join the PULSE, 
she chose to join on her 
own. Allie was 
described as quiet on the 
first day of class. 
However after getting 
to know her, she is 
more outgoing and 
you can usually hear 
her before you enter the room. 

Kara Reynolds 

Kara turned out to be 

very different than 

what everyone 

expected. The first 

time the class met, 

she was reserved and 

quiet. Ever since 

then she hasn't 

failed to voice her 

opinions. She is 

described as nice, friendly, and a diva. 


Jess had two distinct 
impressions: that he 
was a basketball 
player, and that "He 
was the hottest guy 
I've ever seen." He 
turned out to be shy, 
quiet, and very 

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Story and photos by Kara Reynolds. 

Cristy Gragert 

Design Editor 

Chirsty is a self-pro- 
claimed computer 
geek. The class 
thought she was 
quiet at first, but 
they soon realized 
how much she knows 
about the computers 
and that she is always 
willing to help. 

Aaron Sutton 

At first Aaron seemed 
quiet, shy, and with- 
drawn, but when he 
began to interact with 
the rest of the staff, he 
opened up. He now 
talks a lot more 
and it is sometimes hard to get anything 
done if you sit beside him in class. 

Garret Thompson 

Garret is the class clown. 
Most realized that from the 
start. Several thought he 
would be a slacker; instead 
he works hard to get his 
job done. He is 
always cracking 
jokes and is fun to 
be around. 

Dave ISostwick. 

The class had mixed feel- 
ings about Dave. Some 
thought he would be 
very strict, but others 
thought he was going to 
be very laid back. It 
turns out he is 
pretty laid back, 
and fun to have 
as a teacher, if 
you can put up 
with his crazy sense of humor. 

Pamela Hann 


"Hyper," "outgoing," 
"smiley," and "loud" 
were the words most 
often used to describe 
this sophomore. This 
could explain why 
she thought every- 
one else was going 
to be shy and quiet. 

Erin Davis 

Erin was described as one 
of those shy, quiet stu- 
dents on the first day 
of class. However, 
after getting to know 
her, the class discov- 
ered that she is actu- 
ally... loud and loves 
to laugh. 


Most of the staff felt 

that Shelby was 

going to be quiet 

and withdrawn; 

instead, she 

turned out to be a bit bubbly at times, 

and even invaded people's dorm rooms 

to take pictures. 



Dena is the unknown 
sports writer for the 
PULSE staff. 
Because of softball 
practices, she often 
could not attend 
class during regu- 
lar hours and 
had to complete 
assignments on 
her own. 

Cowley College 

125 S. Second St. 
Arkansas City, KS 67005