Archive for September, 2018

Oh, and remember … next Friday is Hawaiian shirt day!

Friday, September 28th, 2018

By Emily Fehrman
Social Media Editor

For those who are unaware, for the last four weeks, there has been a few students at Hutchinson Community College who partake in coordinating outfits.

Every Friday, a handful of Dan Smith’s engineering physics students collectively wear Hawaiian shirts.

What a way to make classes interesting.

Wyatt Krehbiel, Pretty Prairie sophomore, explained how this movement originally came about.

Krehbiel said that it had originally started off as a joke, but that it just escalated quickly. Soon the students had even got Smith to join in on the fun.

He then goes on to explain why they wear them: “A – Hawaiian shirts are awesome. B – We gotta start celebrating the weekend early,” he said.

As the weeks go by, they try to tell random people they meet around campus that every Friday is “Hawaiian Shirt Friday”, and that they need to partake. Krehbiel also jokes that it happens to be his “charismatic nature” that helps get more people to join.

One has to ask, does this have anything to do with Bill Lumbergh and the movie “Office Space”? Or just something they came up with on a whim? Krehbiel said that he gets asked that a lot, but he has never even seen the movie. They plan to continue wearing the shirts for the remainder of the first semester and possibly into the second.

When asked how he would feel if more people around campus started wearing Hawaiian shirts, Krehbiel said, “It would be absolutely awesome. I would love to be able to unite an entire college in the most ridiculous way possible.”

So dig out that old typical Hawaiian tourist shirt from high school spirit week, and dust that bad boy off before this next Friday so you too can enjoy the ridiculous fun these guys have.

Life in the fast Lane: HutchCC soccer coach reaches milestone win

Friday, September 28th, 2018

By Rebecca Carney
Co-Sports Editor

Hutchinson Community College head soccer coach Sammy Lane recently reached a milestone in his career.

Lane and the HutchCC women’s soccer team defeated Pratt Community College on Saturday 2-0, earning Lane his 200th win as Blue Dragons coach. Lane, the only coach in team history, has worked hard over the years to create a name for the women’s soccer team, and his hard work is paying off.

For Lane, the best thing about reaching 200 wins was the messages he received.

“The wins mean an awful lot, but to get the messages from some of the girls was really touching,” Lane said. Here’s a sampling of what former players had to say to Lane after Saturday’s win, via social media or text messaging.

“Congrats on the 200th win Sammy! So thankful I could be a part of your success at Hutch! Thanks for teaching me everything you know! Miss playing for you” – Jordan Downing, HutchCC, 2015-2016, text message

“Thanks for always believing in me and having my back!! Happy to be playing and doing well but always a Blue Drag at heart!!” – Dayna Johnson, 2015-2016, text message

“I wouldn’t have got to where I am today without you” – Ashley Burnett, 2009-2010, and current PrattCC coach, text message

“He is one of a kind, the kind that always teaches us life is n’t always easy but we’re going to have to face it anyway. This coach helped me succeed in many ways, on and off the field. Congrats on your 200 wins, nobody deserves it more!” – Chloe Flynn, 2016- 2017, Twitter

“Huge congrats on 200 wins!! Thanks for pushing me to my absolute limits and making me a better person on and off the field. Never thought I would say I miss you yelling at me for laughing all the time :/ You deserve this !” – Meagan Grantham, 2016-2017, Twitter

“Best coach I’ve ever had. Hands down. Taught me a lot of valuable lessons.” – Adriene (Similton) Engstrom, 2005-2006, Facebook

“Congrats! I can still remember you yelling down the sideline ‘come on you old Pollock.’” – Jenny Mossman, 2005-2006, Facebook

All-Time Blue Dragon Coaches 200-Win Club
Jaime Rose, softball, 413
Ronda Shirley, volleyball, 347
John Ontjes, women’s basketball, 314
John Burgi, baseball, 314
Kyle Crookes, baseball, 292
Steve Eck, men’s basketball, 260
Charles Sesher, men’s basketball, 259
Becky Endicott, volleyball, 237
Becky Endicott, softball, 236
Ryan Schmidt, baseball, 221
Sammy Lane, soccer, 200

The Women’s Corner: #WhyIDidntReport needs to be heard

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Tabitha Barr

This week, I was having a hard time deciding what my topic should be. Every idea that I had was bland.

But lo and behold, that a topic should fall in my lap from someone who’s supposed to set a good example.

The President of the United States tweeted out an angering tweet about sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. To sum up his tweet, it stated that if the accuser, Christine Ford, was really telling the truth, and that the situation was as bad as she said, that it would have been reported immediately.

This triggered a hashtag that brings the hard core reality to the surface. #WhyIDidntReport is where women are sharing their saddening stories of why they didn’t report their situations of sexual assault. I started reading threads after threads of women’s experiences, and I was heartbroken and angry. Multiple people are coming out with why they didn’t report it to the police, and why they shouldn’t be ridiculed for fear of coming forward.

One tweet stated, “It took me 40yrs to understand that I wasn’t at fault.” Another went on to say, “I’d been conditioned to believe I had asked for it, and that a man’s pleasure is more important than my right to say no.” These reports are so saddening to see because no woman should live in fear of rape, let alone be afraid of coming forward and telling the truth of what really happened.

It’s crazy to me that we live in a society that ignores the pleas of tragedy. I can’t wrap my head around it, because why would it be instinct for humans to think that a person is lying when they say they’ve been sexually assaulted? The big question is why is someone, who is supposed to be a good example and an inspiration to the people, dismissing something he knows nothing about?

As president, the person who holds this position, is there to better our country and help people. However, it doesn’t seem like he cares one bit about women’s rights and the experiences we have to share. But this movement is another way for women and future generations to see what one person’s story can unlock. For all of those who have been wronged, I want to let you know that you are not alone. Women all around the globe are coming forward with their stories and they are making headway in putting those wrongdoers away.

I hope this movement keeps helping those who were too afraid to speak up. Victims deserve to be heard and are gaining headway day-byday. “The Women’s March” on Twitter tweeted, “#WhyIDidntReport • There are too many of these stories. • Too many of us have these stories. • Too many of us have never felt safe to share them. And men like @realDonaldTrump are why.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. The #WhyIDidntReport is making an impact on a global scale. And hopefully one day, with strong and empowering women behind it, this hashtag won’t relate to as many as it does.

Tabitha Barr is a Nickerson freshman studying Media Communications and Production.

Wouldn’t it be nice to meet The Beach Boys

Friday, September 28th, 2018

By Brenna Eller
Editor-In-Chief

The Kansas State Fair had quite the variety of bands this year.

One such band was The Beach Boys, who recently began their 2018 Now and Then tour in June and came to  Hutchinson on Sept. 15.

Some of the Hutchinson Community College cheerleaders were called on stage to perform with the group to the song, “True to Your School” and had “Fun Fun Fun” doing it.

Lauren Musick, a HutchCC cheerleader from Hutchinson, was one of the girls who went up on stage.

“I was super excited to perform with the band, but the nerves got to me when I saw how big thecrowd was,” said Musick.

Despite her nerves, Musick said, “The experience itself was one I will always remember.”

A Leavenworth native, Brooke Holcomb, was another cheerleader who appeared on stage with The Beach Boys. Holcomb was awestruck upon being onstage with the group.

“It felt like a dream, because they are super famous, and I am a Beach Boys fan,” Holcomb said.

Out of all of the cheerleaders, Holcomb had the closest encounter with Bruce Johnston.

“The lead guitarist put his guitar on me and reached around and started playing while I had it on,” Holcomb said.

Not only did these girls meet them, but they also got to go backstage with The Beach Boys.

“Being backstage, they treated you like royalty,” Holcomb said.

Hannah Moore, McPherson, also enjoyed the encounter with The Beach Boys.

“I was super excited, and you actually couldn’t see many fans because of how bright the lights were, so I feel like that took away a lot of the nervousness,” Moore said.

Moore said that there were about 10 HutchCC cheerleaders invited on stage. When asked about whether or not she was a fan of The Beach Boys, Moore said, “I had heard of them and recognized a lot of their songs.”

Next Friday (and every Friday) is Hawaiian shirt day.

Friday, September 28th, 2018

By Emily Fehrman
Social Media Editor

For those who are unaware, for the last four weeks, there has been a few students at Hutchinson Community College that partake in coordinating outfits.

Every Friday, a handful of Dan Smith’s engineering physics students collectively wear Hawaiian shirts.

What a way to make classes interesting.

Wyatt Krehbiel, Pretty Prairie sophomore, explained how this movement originally came about.

Krehbiel said that it had originally started off as a joke, but that it just escalated quickly. Soon the students had even got Smith to join in on the fun. He then goes on to explain why they wear them:

“A – Hawaiian shirts are awesome. B – We gotta start celebrating the weekend early,” he said.

As the weeks go by, they try to tell random people they meet around campus that every Friday is “Hawaiian Shirt Friday”, and that they need to partake. Krehbiel also jokes that it happens to be his “charismatic nature” that helps get more people to join.

One has to ask, does this have anything to do with Bill Lumbergh and the movie “Office Space”? Or just something they came up with on a whim?

Krehbiel said that he gets asked that a lot, but he has never even seen the movie.

They plan to continue wearing the shirts for the remainder of the first semester and possibly into the second.

When asked how he would feel if more people around campus started wearing Hawaiian shirts, Krehbiel said, “It would be absolutely awesome. I would love to be able to unite an entire college in the most ridiculous way possible.”

So dig out that old typical Hawaiian tourist shirt from high school spirit week, and dust that bad boy off before this next Friday so you too can enjoy the ridiculous fun these guys have.

Quit this Fortnite garbage; try Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Friday, September 28th, 2018

“Fortnite Battle Royale” has drawn a lot of attention over the past year, but there is a game that has many gamers excited.

The name of this game is called “Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4”. There is a game mode in “Black Ops” called “Blackout.” It is similar to “Fortnite” without the building. “Black Ops” recently had a private beta, and in order for you to play it you need to buy the game, which costs $60. I think it’s stupid that you have to pay that much when they should just make it open for other players.

Blackout has a total of 100 players, but the company who made the game is called treyarch.

Treyarch is wanting to increase the player count to at least 115 players, while “Fortnite” has 100. “Blackout” has all the famous weapons, even back from “Black Ops” 1, 2 and 3 and fans are happy as ever.

If you played either of the games I had mentioned, treyarch has taken the chance to put the maps that fans love into “Blackout” from firing range, Nuketown, and others as well. They even put the mystery box in from zombies, which will attract the undead, so not only are you fighting other players, you are also fighting off the horde.

That being said, there are vehicles in the game that you can drive, such as quads, helicopter, boats, and many more. Blackout has three different levels of armor. Level 1, level 2 and level 3, is really rare to find, and if you have it, then you’re a god and you can tank bullets. “Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4” is set to release in Oct. 12, and if you enjoyed the series, then this game is for you, instead of playing “Fortnite”, which is for 12-year olds.

Pablo Sanchez is a Hutchinson freshman studying psychology. He loathes Fortnite.

Roundup: Blue Dragon football hammers Fort Scott

Friday, September 21st, 2018

By Amanda Carney
Co-Sports Editor

The No. 12 Hutchinson Community College football team had its best performance Saturday afternoon against Fort Scott at Gowans Stadium, as the Blue Dragons won 61-21.

The Dragons rushed for more than 300 yards and had a total of six different players score.

Freshman quarterback Mason Schucker threw for a season-high four touchdown passes, completing half of his passes for 245 yards. The Blue Dragons were up at half 38-7.

Sophomore running back Dezmon Jackson had seven carries for a career-high 133 yards. Freshman Jonathan White rushed for 78 yards with 18 carries.  Drake Bolus then ran for 53 yards with one touchdown. Jaylin Erwin had three catches for 23 yards and two scores.  Cephas Smith had two catches for 61 yards.

Defensively, the Blue Dragons put the heat on Fort Scott. The Blue Dragons had three interceptions and four quarterback sacks.

Freshman defensive back Art Green had two interceptions being the second Blue Dragon with two interceptions in one game, becoming the second Blue Dragon with two interceptions in one game. Letayveon Beaton had the other interception, making this the third interception of the season for him.

Soccer – The women’s soccer team defeated Hesston College 4-1 Saturday at Hesston.

The Dragons are now 5-0-1 and 3-0-1 in conference standings.

Yet again, the Blue Dragons led early. Brailey Moeder scored this goal with an assist from Naomi Waithira. Waithira also scores with just less than 10 minutes in the first half. Hutch leads 2-0.

Starting the second half Ashely Venegas scores, making it 3-0. Followed by Hesston goal nine minutes later. Addi While bounces back with a goal making the score 4-1, Hutch wins.

HutchCC will travel to Pratt Saturday at 6 p.m.

Volleyball – The volleyball team improved to .500 Saturday against Garden City at the Sports Arena. Blue Dragons move to 5-5 overall and 4-2 in the Jayhawk Conference with the three-set sweep.

Set 1: HutchCC got an early lead 7-3 lead, but the Busters scored three-straight to make it a one-point game. Delilah Vigil came back with kill followed with a Vigil and Elena Takova stuff block, putting the Blue Dragons up 17-8.

Set 2: The Blue Dragons lead early 7-3. A Busters double block put them within three points of the Blue Dragons, but Hutch then went off with a 13-1 run. Eden Hiebert started the run with back-to-back kills. Chole Partridge the scored nine points on a service run. Takova ended set with a kill for a 25-8 win.

Set 3: Hutch started off with a 9-5 lead. Garden City came back with three-straight kills. Hiebert followed with a kill and ace serve. Partridge followed with a kill, making it 21-15. Takova also ended this set with a kill. Dragons win 25-19.

Men’s cross country – The men’s cross country team made Blue Dragon some recent history at Missouri Southern State on Saturday. The Blue Dragons won the Missouri Southern State University Stampede team title on Saturday, with 41 points. This has not happened 2000.

HutchCC had four runners place in the Top 10 on Saturday.

Freshman Andrew Kibet won his second race of the season with a time of 24 minutes, 42.6 seconds, dominating the meet. Kibet won the race by 1 minute and 23.05 seconds.

Freshman Sylvestre Kiraber placed sixth for the Blue Dragons with a time of 26:15.3. Freshman Brett Hillabrand placed eighth with a time of 26:42.8. Sophomore Jared Stark placed 10th with a time of 26:43.6. Sophomore Conner Kaufmann placed 17th with a time of 27:22.3.

Women’s cross country team – The women left everything on the line Saturday at the Missouri Southern State University Stampede.

Lisayo Ewoi lead the way for the Dragons, and won the MSSU Stampede. Not only did Ewoi win, but she also shattered Blue Dragon women’s cross country record, with a time of 18 minutes, 29.1. Only two women in the Blue Dragon history have broken the 19-minute plateau.

HutchCC placed fourth out of 20 teams Saturday. Cowley placed first with 61 points, with Southwestern placing second behind them with 76 points. The Blue Dragons and Friends tied for fourth with 104 points and Allen finished fifth with 179 points.

Sophomore Aileen Gomez finished 19th overall with a time of 19:46.0. Sophomore Sarah Patteson a 21st-place time of 19:46.0. Freshman Gabby Collins ran a time of 19:49.0, placing 24th.

 

The next time the Blue Dragons will run will be at Emporia State Invitational.

 

Review: Looking for a scare? Check out ‘The Nun’

Friday, September 21st, 2018

By Brenna Eller
Collegian Editor-in-Chief

How do I say “Mind blown” in so many ways?

First of all, if you haven’t seen “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2”, I recommend watching them prior to this film. Even though most of the movie is set in a different time frame and location, there are still connections to “The Conjuring” movies that you will only understand if you have seen the previous movies.

Being a Christian, I found this movie particularly chilling because they focus on demonic possession, even in some of the holiest/maybe not so holy of places.

I give this film a thrilling five stars, because I thought the acting was incredible and the amount of jump scares was appropriate. Normally I think of myself being quite perceptive when it comes to surprises in movies, but James Wan certainly outdid himself in this one.

Dillons app is right on the money

Friday, September 21st, 2018

By Pablo Sanchez
Campus Editor

There are many great things about Dillons whether it’s finding out you have a coupon that doesn’t expire until today or tomorrow that is still eligible for use, accessing free downloads and using their Dillons Plus card.

Dillons has an app in the Google Play store that is free and can be downloaded and once downloaded, you have to create an account. The only information needed is your name, email, and address.

After you have completed those steps, Dillons will then ask you to use your Plus Card. If you don’t already have a Plus card, Dillons will allow you to make one. Then after you get all of your groceries, they will scan it to be used for a discount on your purchase.

A fantastic thing about Dillons is that when you’re busy and can’t find the time to get your groceries, they let you pick out the items you want on their free app to choose from.

Once everything is needed, the total will appear. The only problem I have with this is you can only use Dillon’s Super Market and not any of the other Dillons.

We all love coupons and Dillons does this deal on desktop and on the app, that if you buy a Visa card, you get 4 times the fuel points, more information in the store to find out how it works.

Desktop will allow you to get some free coupons every Friday, there is a set timer for the coupon to last so, you need to hurry.

Since they are many other stores just like Dillons, you can use other ones such as Smith’s Market, Kroger, and many more.

Just be sure to show them the Plus card and more coupons will be available for use. The application does offer customer support and, you can give fee back or let them know what issues you’re having and they will respond back within a few hours. This app will benefit college students and adults, because it gives you a spending limit on what you need to buy, so what are you waiting for? Go and get some coupons and get some fuel points with the Dillons app!

The importance of 9/11 to new generations

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Rachel Lyons, Collegian columnist

“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under

attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts… But they have failed. Our country is

strong.” – President George W. Bush, Sept. 11, 2001.

Those words, spoken by President Bush to a nation in despair and distress after Osama bin Laden’s attack on New York World Trade Center, The Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, brought about immense acts of kindness between Americans.

The day following the attacks, many will recount that it appeared race, gender and ethnicity didn’t matter, yet there is a good portion of the American population who either barely remember 9/11 or hadn’t been born yet. The Class of 2020 is the first graduating class that was not alive for the events of 9/11.

Besides being one of the first major events to receive mainstream press attention, not everything has to be ‘just another event in history’. Americans rallied together to save those who became trapped in the burning towers, and ultimately lost their lives in the effort. More effort has been put into preserving the memory of the day, including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, countless documentaries and innumerable moments of silences.

The reason that we shouldn’t stop teaching about 9/11 is the influence it had on America’s daily life. 9/11 changed airport security measures, it changed the perception Americans had on citizens of other countries, especially those from the Middle East. 9/11 isn’t just a memorable day, it’s a turning point in American history. It marked the end of the America that people had come to love, an end to America’s naivety.

That’s why we keep teaching 9/11 as an important event, to show the impact, preserve the memory of those who died because of another person’s hate, and to remember that there was a time in history when we put aside our differences to mourn after a tragedy.