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Busy bees: Resident Assistants on the go at HutchCC

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

By Brenna Eller

Opinion Page Editor

On visitations and check in days for Hutchinson Community College, the Resident Assistants usually help show future students around campus and help them get their rooms situated. But that’s not all the RA’s do.

They are also very involved in the activities on campus and often run certain clubs.

There are currently 22 RA’s at HutchCC and each is assigned a resident hall to watch over. You know when the popcorn burns and residents are supposed to evacuate the dorms? Well the RA’s get to report it and make sure everyone is out of the building.

Resident Assistants are sophomores who characterize a responsible, achieving student and are the “role models” on campus.

Both Elland Hall and Kent Hall have RA’s living in the buildings. The Resident Assistants are to make sure that the rules of the dorms are kept and are being followed.

Another task RA’s do is help residents get back into their rooms if they get locked out. The numbers for the Resident Assistants are shared in your dorms in case you need to call the RA on duty. Or they usually have an RA sticker on their dorm doors.

Lane Wiens is an RA for Kent Hall. He is also the president of the Student Government Association on campus.

“As an RA, we are responsible for all of the residents on our floor and we also encourage our residents to go to the different activities that the Campus Activities Board and the dorms promote, such as bowling at The Alley, Homecoming activities, and a variety of others.”

With such a busy schedule, one might think Resident Assistants are overloaded with tasks. Lane Wiens said,”No, it’s really not too bad. Sometimes it may seem like a lot to do, but it really isn’t.”

As mentioned earlier, the RA’s deal with fire alarms quite often. Some caused by burnt foods, candles, and other hazardous items. Wiens gave his input on what his job is during those fire alarm drills.

“When the fire alarms go off, it is our job to try and get everyone out of the building as quickly as possible and keep them out of the building until the fire department or the adult on duty says we can go back in,” Wiens said.

There is a lot of responsibility held on the RA’s shoulders, so they deserve some appreciation from time to time.

The Entertainment Pulse: “American Horror Story” seasons ranked

Friday, November 17th, 2017

By Jack Greenwood

Staff writer

AHS fans were split this year, when show runner Ryan Murphy announced the new season was to be inspired by the 2016 Presidential election. Many fans were excited to see what direction the show would go, while others wanted an escape from the real life horror happening in our government.

On Tuesday, the new season concluded with an ending of true AHS fashion – lots of blood and death! But where does this new season rank amongst the others? Is AHS still able to deliver stellar seasons without the commanding performances of Jessica Lange? Here is where I believe every season ranks for now: SPOILER WARNING

7. MURDER HOUSE (1): Okay I’m probably in the minority for putting the opening season in the last slot but hear me out. This season was by no means bad – none of them are. The first season introduced us to the world of AHS and gave Jessica Lange a career resurgence. However, I have put the first season here because of its lack of development for its main two characters, Mr. & Mrs. Harmon. They remain the same type of characters throughout the whole series, the scarred heroes that we are led to root for. Aside from Lange’s character Constance and Evan Peters character, Tate, not a lot of characters evolve in this season.

6. ROANOKE (6): Roanoke introduced a brand new format to AHS fans. The series is told as if in a horror reenactment for the first half of the season before switching to reality-show-gone-wrong in the second half. While this season delivered plenty of gore and terror, I can’t help as see this season as all too similar to Murder House. A group of ghosts, trapped in a cursed house. I will admit, the format makes it original. But its similarity to the first season lands it here.

5. ASYLUM (2): Again, another opinion of mine that is probably in the minority. Personally, I loved everything about Asylum. Sarah Paulson joined the main cast and gave us Lana Winters, a character that we remember years later. Zachary Quinto and James Cromwell also joined and gave us a spine tingling villains. Let’s not forget Jessica Lange giving us the steely eyed Sister Jude. But one thing caused this season to be tainted for me: Aliens. The alien concept seemed so thrown in there and so unnecessary that its almost the only thing I can remember from this season. None of these seasons are bad, but if there is one that could’ve been perfect, it was asylum. So close.

4. HOTEL (5): Some consider this season, the first without Jessica Lange, to be its worst. I humbly disagree. Global pop sensation, Lady Gaga joined the main cast and gifted us with vampire heiress, the countess. The gorgeous scenery, neon lighting, vampire concept, allusion to H. H. Holmes and top rate performances by Gaga, Paulson, Peters, Angela Bassett, Denis O’Hare and Kathy Bates made this season better than expected. The only issue I had with this season, was that too much of the attention was laid on Det. John Lowe, played by Wes Bently. The character should’ve been a supporting character, and his screen time reduced. But other than that, this season doesn’t get the credit it deserves.

3. CULT (7): We finally reach our brand new season. This season brought in a plethora of newer faces including Billie Lourd and Alison Pill, both of which gave grade-A performances. But the one thing that made this season really work was the performance by veterans Paulson and Peters. These two have never been given a season the way Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates were, to have a story revolve around them. This season they finally got their turn and boy did they deliver. This season also was the first in which no supernatural creatures were introduced, a bold choice. It also gave stellar reenactments of several other cults including the Manson family and SCUM. Of course, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were also part of the plot, but done in small doses. Overall, this season was new and fresh and breathed new life into this series.

2. FREAK SHOW (4): The final season featuring Jessica Lange sent her out with a bang. No other season had this great of character development and storyline. There was not a weak cast member in the bunch, although newcomer Finn Wittrock as Dandy Mott was a standout, giving a nightmarishly brilliant performance. The season had plenty of twists and turns to keep you on the edge, all while giving great character back stories and even some song and dance numbers. This season is also one that is underrated and deserves to be at closer to the top. Aside from a finale that seemed rushed, this season was pretty close to perfect.

1. COVEN (3): Finally, we reach number one and to be honest no one should be surprised. Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates both won Emmy’s for this standout season about a Coven of witches in New Orleans. The season also brought in newcomers Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts and Gabourey Sidibe and gave us as supernaturally good a storyline as a true AHS fan can hope for. From the fight for power to be the supreme, to the crazy romances and witchcraft, Coven is never without surprises and plot twists. Not to mention, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe also gave us their best characters in Myrtle Snow and Misty Day. This is the season that AHS came close to perfect.

The Unfortunate Events of Brenna

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Brenna Eller

Opinion Editor

So this past weekend I went to Las Vegas with my best friend to go to a Marine Ball. As I was there, I couldn’t help but think of the time I went to Washington D.C. my junior year of high school because that was the last time we had flown together.

The history teacher at Little River, Mr. Keith Rains, takes students every year to Washington D.C. during the summer with a group from surrounding areas. I’m not sure how he has gone time and time again, but I think I’m good with not going for a while.
Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast on the trip and loved the memorials, but since I am an Eller, and my two older sisters had been forgetful the years they went to Washington, I was just bound to forget something too.
That being said, my oldest sister wandered away from the group a lot when she went, scaring Mr. Rains quite a bit, and my other sister left her phone under a bench on Capitol Hill. Luckily there was a guy in her group who was training for a marathon, so he ran back and got the phone for her.
Me being the most irresponsible, unlucky, and clumsiest of the Ellers, just had to one-up them. I left much more than a cell phone. In fact, I didn’t lose my cell phone of all things.
It was the first day of the trip, and I had to get up at 5:30 a.m. so we could get to the airport on time. My sister had informed Mr. Rains that I am way worse than they were and that he needed to keep an eye on me.
When we got to D.C., I went to get my suitcase from the baggage claim. There were so many people, I felt claustrophobic. I tried to squeeze myself into the crowd and accidently bumped into an older lady. I said, “Sorry, excuse me.” She just looked at me like I slapper her in the face or something and shoved me back. So, I just waited until people cleared out to get my bag and moved onto the metro platform.
One of the leaders of our group told us to wait, because the metro that pulled up wasn’t the right one. so I decided to take my backpack that I had been lugging around off. Then the same leader said, “Nevermind, this is us, everyone get on!” So I grabbed my suitcase and got on so I wouldn’t miss it.
It had just started to rain when we got to our stop near the hotel we were staying at. One of the people in our group asked me if she could use my umbrella that I was so happy I brought before.
I said,” Sure!” As I reached behind me, I already knew the inevitable. It was like my heart dropped not only to my stomach, but to my feet.
I started having a mini panic attack and laughed hysterically. I just could not believe I would lose my backpack that had my camera in it, my purse, money, social security card, and umbrella.
I ran to Mr. Rains and he could tell by the horrified look on my face that I had lost something. He said, “What was it?” and I told him where I last saw it. It was at the airport metro platform.
So, we left our group and ran to catch a metro going back to the airport. We finally found the right one and hopped on. When we got to the platform, it was a ghost town. There were zero security guards in sight. I thought I was losing my mind. I was so scared. Finally, we got to a booth where four or five security guards were standing bent over rummaging through something.
Mr. Rains asked if they had found a blue bag with elephants on it and one lady looked at me and said, “What’s your name?” I answered her and she looked at an I.D, then said, “It’s her.” I was just thinking to myself, Oh crap! I’m in a lot of trouble, they think I’m a bomb terrorist, I can’t be seen in this place ever again.
Then I had to sign a paper that stated that everything I had was in the bag. I was so relieved I think I may have teared up a bit. As we were getting to the hotel area, it started to just downpour.
So I got out my umbrella and we shared it walking to the hotel. As I was approaching the rest of our group, someone had started a slow clap and all of a sudden everyone was slow clapping for me. I was so embarrassed I couldn’t even look at anyone.
On the bright side, I took a lot of great pictures and the rest of the week went smoothly even though I had people asking me if I had my bag everyday.

Your early, early, Oscars 2018 preview

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Halloween is over and you know what that means! Oscar season has officially begun! If you’ve read my previous articles you’ll know that I’ve said Halloween is my favorite holiday. But if the Oscars were a holiday, it might just beat it. Which is why over the next few months I’ll be dedicating myself to seeing the movies that are getting raves and potentially Oscar gold. It might be too early to have a for sure list, but based on the research and reviews that I have seen, here is who to watch right now.

Gary Oldman: Darkest Hour
Daniel Day-Lewis: Phantom Thread
James Franco: The Disaster Artist
Denzel Washington: Roman Israel, Esq
Andrew Garfield: Breathe

Hugh Jackman: The Greatest Showman
Tom Hanks: The Post
Kumail Nanjiani: The Big Sick

As it stands, Gary Oldman, though a veteran actor, has never won the Oscar. The Academy has a trend of rewarding actors after they have been snubbed multiple times, which benefits Oldman. That on top of the rave reviews he’s getting for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour has catapulted him to an early lead. However, Daniel Day-Lewis has announced he is retiring after his latest film, Phantom Thread. Day-Lewis is often seen as one of the greatest all time actors, and he has been rewarded Oscar gold three times. One more win, and he would tie Katharine Hepburn for the all-time record. So don’t count him out either. James Franco is perhaps the biggest wildcard here. Franco both starred and directed in the disaster artist, which tells the true story of the behind the scenes filming of the cult movie The Room. His performance has received acclaim and he also has never won the award. Finally, we have Denzel Washington for Roman Israel, Esq and Andrew Garfield for Breathe. The academy is also infamous for awarding nominations and sometimes wins to those who lost the year before. But with Washington and Garfield, who were both nominated last year, their performances last year were seen as stronger than eventual winner, Casey Affleck. The academy could look to rectify the award by giving it to one or the other. Other contenders include Hugh Jackman for musical movie The Greatest Showman, Tom Hanks in The Post and Kumail Nanjiani in The Big Sick.

Jennifer Lawrence: Mother!
Margot Robbie: I, Tonya
Meryl Streep: The Post
Jessica Chastain: Molly’s Game
Frances McDormand: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Emma Stone: Battle of the Sexes
Judi Dench: Victoria & Abdul
Gal Gadot: Wonder Woman

Let me start by saying this: Jennifer Lawrence is the best young actress out there. No contest. She deserves her second Oscar ASAP. The question remains though if she will get it for her work in abstract horror film, Mother! The film split audiences with half claiming it was horrible and the other half claiming it was one of the best films they’ve ever seen. But what they agree on is that Lawrence delivers a spell binding performance. But coming up behind her is recent breakout star, Margot Robbie. Her performance as ice skater Tonya Harding has received acclaim among critics. That, on top of her growing star after successful performances in Suicide Squad and Wolf of Wall Street, could make Robbie into the next Hollywood it girl and propel her to Oscar gold. Speaking of Hollywood it girls, perhaps there will never be an it girl bigger than Meryl Streep. Streep stars in the film The Post the film about Kay Graham as Washington Post executive taking on the federal government. Streep will win a fourth Oscar eventually. I guarantee at some point, she will tie Hepburn for the record of Oscar wins and perhaps even beat her. But since no one has seen the film yet, no one can tell if this will be Streep’s year of reckoning. Perhaps one of the more overdue actresses for an Oscar, is Jessica Chastain. She dazzled audiences in Zero Dark Thirty, The Help, and Miss Sloane but has yet to claim an Oscar victory. Her performance in Molly’s Game has already propelled her to the front of the pack on most prediction lists. Her incredible performance on top of her incredible past performances could lead her to the gold come Oscar night. Finally, Frances McDormand plays a vengeful mother of a murdered child in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Perhaps the most chilling performance this year, McDormand is not one to be counted out. McDormand is also one of the most respected actresses in the business and hasn’t been in the Oscar running in several years, so look to see her in the mix. Other strong contenders include last year’s Best Actress champ, Emma Stone in Battle of the Sexes. As well as Dame Judie Dench portraying Queen Victoria (Her second time doing so) in Victoria & Abdul, as well as Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot.

The unfortunate events of Brenna: My senior picture experience

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Since leaves are changing colors, the sky is becoming more colorful, and the weather is the right amount of chilly, fall seems to be the time of year for many high school seniors to take pictures.
My best friend and I tried to take pictures, in which we got some good ones of her and I just wasn’t having a good modeling day, So I got my pictures taken in the spring.
Even though I took mine in the spring of last year, I still had some pretty unfortunate things happen that I’m sure not most seniors have experienced.
First of all, I am very grateful to my sister’s best friend, Rheanna for taking my pictures because they turned out really well despite the interesting occurrences.
I picked out three outfits for my pictures, a nice shirt with jeans and boots, and two dresses. One of my locations to take pictures at was at the Little Arkansas River and I went to some rocks near the water.
I did some fun poses pretending to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid while laying on a big flat rock, and when I put my feet into the freezing water, I felt tiny worms crawling all over. They were moving up my legs and I was pretty disgusted as you could imagine.
After that, I put on a different dress and matched it with some cowboy boots. We went to some old railroad tracks by the grain elevators.
Rheanna found the spot she wanted me to squat at and as I was kneeling for the picture on the tracks, I heard a weird rattling noise. I turned and saw in front of me and off to the side, a snake coiled up getting ready to plunge at me.
So I slowly stood up not to disturb the already upset snake, and made my way back to my sister and Rheanna. They looked at me and I just said, “There’s a snake, we’re leaving.” They looked at where I was previously kneeling and saw a head poking out from one of the track beams.
They started freaking out and my sister said she was going to have nightmares even though I was the one that saw it.
When we got back in town, we walked over to Main street. I was already not in the mood to smile anymore. I was pretty much done with the day, but I still wanted to get enough pictures to choose from.
If you are unfamiliar with Little River or Main Street in Little River, usually it’s a ghost town on Sundays.
Let’s just say that this wasn’t the case because when I was laying down for a certain pose in the middle of the street, several local town-folk and church ladies had to make sure I was okay and not injured.
On the bright side, my pictures turned out great and I was really happy I got them done before graduation because I waited until the last minute to turn them in. It is also a good thing I was in Yearbook because I got to design the page that all of the senior pictures went.

Student aids in campus rescues

Friday, November 10th, 2017

By Amanda Carney
Online Editor

As a society, we often rely on the kindness of people’s hearts to make it through our day-to-day routines. Whether this is letting someone in 5 o’clock traffic, just giving someone a smile to brighten their day, or even giving someone the Heimlich maneuver.

This is exactly what Hutchinson Community College student, Colten Liby did. Not only did Liby save someone from choking by giving them the Heimlich maneuver, he also helped someone who was hit by car on Plum Street.

One night, Liby was headed to the gym, when he saw a girl in the fetal position next to car with the door open. He was quick to park his car and go over and help. Liby immediately called 911, and told the girl not to move. Liby then waited for emergency teams to respond.

“I was afraid to move the girl in case of any internal injuries. I told her stay where she was and wait,” Liby said.

On another occasion, Liby was eating dinner at the HutchCC dining hall when Liby’s friend started hitting him and pointed to his neck. Liby realized that his friend was choking on a piece of food. He was the quick one to respond once again. Liby jumped behind his friend and started doing the Heimlich, saving his friend’s life.

“I’m here to become a firefighter, I feel called to help and you just gotta be able to get the job done as fast as you can,” Liby said. “If you don’t react quickly, you lose valuable time.”

Liby is a sophomore at HutchCC but from Abilene. He is in the fire science program, and he has known how to do CPR since his freshman year in high school, but has never had to use CPR before. Liby learned the Heimlich maneuver from boy scouts.

These events definitely seem out of the norm for an everyday college student, but Liby doesn’t feel the need to draw any attention to these events.

“These events could happen to anyone at any time,” he said. “But, I know that these events are definitely not ordinary.”

Olympian, Shawn Johnson, visits Hutch for Dillon Lecture Series

Friday, November 10th, 2017

By Brenna Eller
Opinion Page Editor

From Scooby-Doo shorts and baggy t-shirts to a US leotard, Shawn Johnson East overcame her shyness and bullies at the age of 12 when she was handpicked to go to a 2004 international gymnastics event in Belgium. In 2008, at 16-years old she made her way to the Beijing Olympics. She was an Olympic gold medalist, “Dancing With the Stars” winner, and is now a YouTube sensation.

On Tuesday, Johnson was the speaker at the Dillon Lecture Series located in the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

Johnson has had several accomplishments in her life, the most well-known accomplishment being the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing. She won the silver in the all-around competition and earned a gold medal for the balance beam.

Growing up, Johnson had a fairly normal childhood. She is from Des Moines, Iowa and like many kids, she just wanted to fit in. At the beginning of her speech, Johnson gave examples of bullies and challenges she faced growing up, including – girls not wanting her to join the “cool” group, wearing her favorite Scooby-Doo shorts and T-shirt, and having the first name “Shawn”.

Before her lecture, Johnson was asked about speaking in the Midwest rather than in a big city/state. She said, “I feel so much more relaxed and at home here, I love to speak in the Midwest.”

Another question asked was, “What advice would you like to leave high school and college students today?” She said, “This society makes it hard to have a passion in something without people assuming you will stick with that your whole life.”

She also explained how one might love to play the violin, but that doesn’t mean they have to become a musician.

She was also asked about President Trump, since she was on “Celebrity Apprentice”, her response was, “Aside from the politics, the man and family I met were very nice.”

In her speech, Johnson told about her experience at Beijing when she was representing the United States as the captain of her team for the first time as a 16-year old. She was signed by eight different companies for endorsements. She felt like everyone was expecting her to bring home gold medals. She ended up getting second in the All-Around and first 1st place in beam.

Nastia Liukin, who was also representing the US, and close friend of Shawn’s beat her in the All-Around.
“My heart absolutely shattered,” Johnson said.

She devoted her entire life to this moment and she didn’t get her gold medal. She got silver, and when approached by reporters, she assumed they would give congratulations, but instead was asked, “How does it feel to lose?”

At that point, Johnson had already felt angry so she snapped back with, “I didn’t lose, I won a silver medal for my country.”

When she won the gold for the beam, she thought she didn’t do her best.

“I didn’t deserve it,” she said.

She felt like the all-around was much better because she wanted it more. Her coach agreed with her and said, “Better next time.”

Another accomplishment Johnson is known for is winning the eighth season of “Dancing With the Stars” as a 17-year old in 2009. She shared that she wasn’t comfortable with the outfits at first and dancing with someone she didn’t know. Eventually she overcame her fears and ended up winning the competition.

Recently, Johnson was introduced to charity work. There is an organization called Hope Sports that provides athletes who have retired or quit an opportunity to help the less fortunate. Shawn went with a group of athletes to Tijuana, Mexico. They have built over 4,000 houses for people in need. She found the experience very rewarding and even met her husband through that organization. She also coaches, mentors, and raises money for other charities.

Her speech ended with some advice to high school and college students. She said, “Society puts so much pressure on us anymore.” She led into a rant about how people expect too much of young kids nowadays and how kids should just do what they love and not worry about making a career of it. They can love to draw, but that doesn’t mean they have to become an artist. Johnson also left students with the idea that sharing her life on social media is like “living in a fishbowl.” She also said to be smart on social media, because anyone can see what you post.

Johnson’s latest adventure has been documenting her life on YouTube. Recently she has shared her experience of finding out she was pregnant and her reactions to the doctor breaking the news that she was miscarrying. Although, saddening to Johnson and her husband, she wanted mothers in her position to know she understood and that they aren’t alone.

Stark Enterprise: HutchCC cross country faces new challenges as college student

Friday, November 10th, 2017

By Lucas Barlow
Sports Editor

The annual NJCAA Cross Country Championship is near, with the meet Saturday in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Among the many Hutchinson Community College runners who qualified, standout freshman Jared Stark is one of them. He qualified at the Region 6 Championship in Garden City on October 30th with a time of 27 minutes, 28.1 seconds. However, Stark wasn’t always in the spotlight.

Stark grew up in Augusta, where he was homeschooled from kindergarten through 12th grade. His mother was his teacher.

Stark began his running career in eighth grade, when he joined a small homeschool track team known as the Wichita Warriors. The Warriors provided opportunities to kids who didn’t attend a high school. A year later, he joined the cross country team when he was a freshman.

“Both of those seasons went really well, and that was about the time I started thinking maybe I could run in college,” Stark said.

After four years of experiencing success with running, Stark earned a scholarship to Hutchinson Community College, even though he was never allowed to run in postseason meets, because he was not on a high school team.

Although never attending a public school, Stark said his experience has been going great.

“I’ve been fortunate to have some great teammates that I’ve become close friends with, and some awesome coaches and teachers to help me along,” Stark said. The only thing that’s been hard for him to adjust to is the hundreds of people walking around on campus.

His first collegiate race took place in Hutchinson, where he was amazed by the other competitors. The speed of the other runners was a major change compared to the runners of the small meets he took part in back home.

“It was a bit surreal seeing just how good all these other runners were,” Stark said. “The level of competition is just so much higher than it was in high school, it’s crazy.”

With the NJCAA championship around the corner, Stark feels not only confident in himself, but the whole cross country team as well.

“I’m very excited about the race,” Stark said. “The pieces are finally all falling into place, and I’m feeling fit and ready to run fast. Our coaches have been doing a great job of getting us primed to run our best, and I think both our men’s and women’s teams are ready to put together some strong races, and have the potential to end up placing really well.”

Along with Stark, 14 other runners will join him at the NJCAA Championship. Women: Maggie Lambert, American Garcia, Macy Linenberger, Sarah Patteson, Saw Ahmara, Aileen Gomez, Caitlin Schlickau. Men: Connor Kaufman, Jared Stark, Frant Clothier, Jeremy Stiebens, Tony Ibarra, Kade Gerlach, Gavin Alexander, Myles Hansen.

For DragonLAN, it’s all fun and games

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

By Emma Cox
Campus Editor

If you are a gamer and enjoy being a part of online gaming parties, you will definitely enjoy the DragonLAN parties.
Instructor of computer, programming and website classes, Matt Magee has been the head of the club since 2011. The club was started 11 years ago to emphasize the computer rigs and the students taking the A+ classes were building. As these students learned to build computers they started doing it on their own systems at home and building big gaming rigs that they wanted to show off.

“In those days, LANs were a huge event,” Magee said. If people wanted to play the same game together they all had to tie into the same server. To do this with the student built gaming rigs it seemed like a great way to show off what the students were doing here at Hutchinson Community College in the A+ classes.

The name of the club has a specific meaning. LAN stands for Local Area Network – this is what LAN parties are.

“When the students had to all tie together and of course since we are the Blue Dragons here at HutchCC the DragonLAN name was born.” Magee said.

The DragonLAN officers meet every month to help decide what games will be played at the parties and what charity events the club will be associated with but the events themselves take place twice a semester with one coming up on Friday.

“This club gives students the means of sharing what they have built as well as a place to come together, have fun with other students interested in the same types of things and enjoying a gaming environment here on campus that will help build social skills,” Magee said.

A lot of the DragonLAN alumni still show up to their events, which helps crate a networking opportunity for the students.

If you want to get involved with the club you are welcome to show up to an event and sign up for a membership at that time or just go to a party without becoming a member at all. There is a small fee to be part of an event which is only $5. A membership is $20 for the whole school year which gets you into all events and a t-shirt as well as some other elite inside membership perks.

Late rally falls short for football

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

By Cassidy Crites

Staff writer

The Hutchinson Community College football team fell to 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the Jayhawk Conference after losing to Fort Scott on Saturday.

Trying to overcome a 19-point deficit with 10:34 to go in the game, the Blue Dragons scored two quick touchdowns to cut the difference. Hutch had one more attempt at a game winning drive, but were unable to get the first down. Fort Scott went on to upset the No. 20 Blue Dragons 29-24 at Gowans Stadium.

The Blue Dragons fall for the third straight conference game, while Fort Scott improves to 4-5 on the season and 2-4 in the conference.

The Blue Dragon offense finally started to come alive after Fort Scott took a 29-10 lead with 10:34 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Marcus Edwards returned a kickoff 31 yards to the Hutch 47. From there Hutchinson tallied six more points on eight plays including a 4-yard touchdown pass from Eric Forrest to Jaylen Erwin. Kicking in the extra point pulled the Blue Dragons within twelve points at the 6:47 minute mark to play.

The Greyhounds next drive ended shortly, finding themselves at a 41-yard field goal attempt. Blue Dragon Quen Head blocked the field goal and Jerry Jacobs returned the ball to the Fort Scott 21. The next play resulted in six more points for the Blue Dragons when Forrest found Tavian Allen for a touchdown, cutting the deficit to 29-24 with 3:09 to go.

Needing a defensive stop, the Blue Dragons came through, getting the ball at their own 13 with 1:41 left to play. However, the Blue Dragons were unable to get the first down.

In hopes of a comeback, Hutch needed a big fourth quarter after allowing the Greyhounds to overcome the halftime deficit scoring 15 points in the third quarter.

A bad snap recovered by Forrest in the end zone resulted in a Greyhound safety, leaving Hutch’s lead to only 10-9. Fort Scott took the free kick and scored in two plays for 57 yards. Missing the two-point conversion, the Greyhounds took the lead at 15-10 with 10:27 left in the third quarter.

Fort Scott expanded the lead after scoring off of an interception with 28 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

One more interception lead to another Greyhound touchdown, leaving the score 29-10 before the Blue Dragons went on their fourth quarter rally.

The Blue Dragons had 218 passing yards and only 82 rushing yards. Fort Scott totaled 276 passing yards and 26 rushing yards.

The Blue Dragons wrap up regular season at Dodge City next Saturday to face the Conquistadors at 1 p.m.

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