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When the government shutdown last in 1995, it was closed or21 days and, according to Gallup,it didn’t aect public opinion inthe long run.But, now, with the governmentshutdown in its second week and social media a prevalentorm o communication thatwasn’t available to people in1995, its eects, rustration andinormation are being spread morewidely than beore.Many o witter’s trending topicsin the U.S. last week revolvedaround the shutdown.#DearCongress,#ShutdownPickupLines,#NoBudgetNoPants and simply #GovernmentShutdown made thelist.Tough social media giveseveryone a voice, does socialmedia inuence politics? 
NATIONAL POLITICS 
Hyunjin Seo, an assistantproessor at the school o  journalism, teaches a social mediaclass and said social media’sprevalence has caused mostpoliticians to engage with theirconstituents through Facebook and witter.“Social media has becomean important channel throughwhich citizens gather inormation,express their opinions on socialand political issues and mobilizemovements around those issues,”Seo said.However, Seo said the eectsocial media has on politics isdicult to measure. He also saidtrending witter hashtags likely have the most inuence.“Tis may help put pressure onpoliticians to resolve the issue,”Seo said. “At the same time, socialmedia has amplied polarized views on issues, as people tendto ollow online inuencers,communities or media sourcesthat they agree with.Shelby Webb, junior romOttawa, Kan., said she wasprompted to tweet to the Speakero the House John Boehner by an email rom Barack Obama'sOrganizing or Action campaign.
TWEET from @shelbywebbly: 
.@SpeakerBoehner I was trying tothink o something unny but alsoanti-gov shut down, but then I justgot sad. So try to x it yo."It wasn't a very thoughtultweet, but I was taking part in a'tweet at Boehner' campaign I gotan email about," Webb said. "Ibelieve in those types o situationsit's more the magnitude o unrestamong people that counts."Te email encouraged peopleto create a witter account i they weren't already on the socialmedia platorm."It's a place where many members o Congress and theirstaers try to drive the narrativeo the day," the email said aboutwitter.
LOCAL POLITICS 
Kansas State RepresentativeStephanie Clayton is serving herrst term representing parts o Johnson County and actively uses her own witter account @SSCJoCoKs.Clayton uses witter tocommunicate her decisions toconstituents and reaches out tothem or eedback.“I use it because I believe that itmakes me more transparent andaccountable to my constituents,”Clayton said.She said she understandsthat there’s a risk with socialmedia because it is publiccommunication, and the more youput out there, the more vulnerableyou are.“I might as well be standing inthe street with those people yellingthings at me because everyone canhear,” Clayton said.Tough Clayton uses witter,she is unsure the inuence ithas on a broader level. She hasnever been swayed to a dierentposition based on social mediacommunications and is skepticalthat Congress members would beeither.Clayton said it’s harder to know i people who give her eedback are her constituents, and thoughshe always asks, it might be harderor senators and congressmen tomake the distinction.She said she thinks socialmedia has a more indirect eectthrough popular hashtags becausepoliticians always want to know how people eel about a particularissue. 
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CAPITAL HALT
Government shutdown temporarily puts unding or graduate research on hold
Graduate students’ applicationsor a National Science FoundationGraduate Research Fellowshipor Doctoral DissertationImprovement Grant have beentemporarily put on hold by thegovernment shutdown.Te online application processis unavailable, but studentsare encouraged to continuepreparation materials or thedeadlines alling between Nov. 4and 8. Roberta Pokphanh, assistantdean o graduate studies, said they are expecting applications to beaccepted and awards made orthe upcoming year, despite theshutdown. Students with a currentellowship will not be aected.Te ellowship provides a$32,000 annual stipend or threeyears to a student pursuingresearch-based master’s anddoctoral degrees in the elds o science, technology, engineeringand mathematics, and a $12,000cost-o-education allowance totheir institution.Te grant provides approximately $10,000 to students who may nothave adequate unding throughtheir institution to assist in thequality o their dissertationresearch. Unlike the ellowship, itdoesn’t provide a salary or stipend.Austin Charron, a Ph.D. studentin the geography department romCorvallis, Ore., is set to submita grant application on Tursday to aid with his Ph.D. dissertationocusing on regional identity inSiberia and Russia. Te NSF grantwould allow him to travel to thearea or ve months to completesurveys.I the shutdown is still in eectwhen he submits the application,there will be no one to review hisproposal at that time.He said he’s airly condent thatonce the situation has improved,the accepting process will get back on track; however, the long-termeects o the shutdown on grantunding are unknown.“Te uncertainty o it all is a littlealarming,” Charron said.Te rozen state o the applicationprocess won’t delay Charron’sresearch, but others applying orthe grant may not be as ortunate.Nancy Myers, grant developmentocer at the Institute or Policy and Social Research, described thesituation as a “holding pattern.”“We’re just crossing our ngersthat [the shutdown] will lif andwe can get our students’ proposalsthrough and know one way oranother i they need to nd otherunding,” Myers said.Te shutdown could potentially delay research progress and careeradvancement. Coupled with therecent sequestration legislation,which estimated a $12 billionreduction in ederal researchspending this year, the support o these projects is suering.“In the big picture, the moreyou cut these unding sources, thearther behind the U.S. could get inscientic research,” Myers said.
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It was the kind o divorce thatdidn’t end on bad terms, but itdidn’t end on good terms either.Mauricio Gomez Montoya’sparents split up when he was13 years old. Afer that point henever really saw his dad.Gomez Montoya was raised by his mother in Mexico City. Hisbrother, only two years older,was the rst real male role modelhe had. Gomez Montoya andhis older brother had to gurethings out on their own — thereare some things that motherscan’t provide to teenage boys thatathers can.“We had to learn how to tieties rom our neighbor,” GomezMontoya said.Learning how to tie a tie, changea tire and catch a baseball weren’tthe only things Gomez Montoyamissed out on by not having aather present. He also missedout on having the awkward, butnecessary, conversations athershave with their sons.Tese ather-son conversationsabout how to treat women, to setgoals, to lead by example, to behumble and even how to carry yoursel as a man are dicultor mothers to emulate. Many o these lessons Gomez Montoyalearned on his own.
GOMEZ MONTOYA AS A ROLE MODEL 
Gomez Montoya currently works as a retention specialistor the Oce o MulticulturalAairs at the University. He’shad his hand in a multitude o student aid and enrichmentprograms, including theHawk Link Program, PRE101, Student Union Activities,Hispanic American LeadershipOrganization and more. Allo these organizations aimto improve student lie at theUniversity.One o Gomez Montoya’snewest projects includes tacklingproblems acing masculinity on the University’s campus. Hewants to be arole model orstudents as wellas create anenvironment atthe University where men canexpress issuesthey’re havingwith school,work, amily and any otherareas o lie.“I I needed it 10 years ago,chances are students need it now,”Gomez Montoya said.
MALE GUIDANCE NEEDED 
Male students are in need o direction especially at the collegelevel. According to the Chronicleo Higher Education, only 57.7percent o male students at theUniversity are graduating withinin six years, compared to the 64.2percent o emale students at theUniversity that are graduating insix years.Gomez Montoya said a reasonor this could be lack o ocus andguidance among college-agedmen.“Tere are not a lot o rolemodels and men are trying togure it out on their own,” GomezMontoya said. “Sometimes I think group behaviors take over.”Tese group behaviors cancome in many orms: raternity houses, locker rooms, popculture, social media or evenriends.Dr. racy Davis, a proessorrom WesternIllinoisUniversity, isan expert inidentity anddevelopmentas well as menand masculinity issues. He saidthese groupbehaviorsamong menare extremely negative and can sometimesdevelop into illegal activity, suchas DUI citations or violence.“Te research would suggestthat the statistics on 'badbehavior' judicial oensesbrought up at college campusesare mostly men,” Davis said.“Why we don’t pay attention tothis is a great question.”Te University, in act, isstarting to pay attention tothese unhealthy behaviorsamong male students. Each year,the University selects 15 malestudents, aculty or sta membersas Men o Merit. Tis award goesto men who positively denemasculinity through challengingnorms, taking action and leadingby example, while makingcontributions to the University orthe community. Gomez Montoyawas a 2013 Man o Merit winner.
CREATING CHANGE 
Kris Velasco, a winner rom2012, decided to take his role asa Man o Merit one step urther.Velasco sent out an email to otherMan o Merit winners asking i they would like to continue tochallenge social norms acingmen by creating a masculinity symposium.Te goal o the symposiumwas to create a space or mento gather and openly discussproblems they were acing as wellas help men develop a view onwhat healthy masculinity lookslike.“It was a sense o duty andobligation,” Velasco said. “Now that we won, we have a duty toteach people what what it meansto be a man.”Velasco graduated in the springo 2013, but during his time at theUniversity he was involved in anumber o organizations. He saidhis masculinity was challengedat times because o his sexualorientation.
Students aim to change cultural norms
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mgarrett@kansan.com 
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Mauricio Gomez Montoya addresses a crowd at the symposium aimed to challenge social norms. Gomez Montoya now works at the Ofce o Multicultural Aairs.
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KAITLYN KLEIN
kklein@kansan.com 
“There are not a lot o rolemodels and men are tryingto fgure it out on theirown.”
GOMEZ MONTOYAretention specialist
 
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Has Citizens United Changedthe Rules?
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Tunes @ Night
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Merienda Brown Bag Lecture withArtist Diego Teo
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Spencer Museum o Art Auditorium
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Public presentation open to Englishand Spanish speakers with artist-in-resi-dence Diego Teo and lunch
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Haim concert
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8 p.m.
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“Transcendental” Reading and BookSigning
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Jayhawk Ink Lounge, KU Bookstore,Kansas Union
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A reading, book signing and receptionwith science fction author James Gunn
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Tamale Road: A Memoir rom ElSalvador
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Bengali Fall Festival
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all day
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As the temperature gains a coolbite, so do cold-weather illnesses.One o those promising to rear its virulent head early this year is theu.In response, Watkins StudentHealth Services has been out inull orce this October with theirannual October u vaccinationclinics available to students andaculty at various locations oncampus.Tese autumn vaccine drives areencouraged heavily by the Centersor Disease Control on both thecommunity and institutionallevels. Fortunately or students, theUniversity oers these vaccines or$20 in the orm o a shot, and $25in the orm o a nasal spray, savinga ew bucks rom what a studentwould pay at a community centeror a doctor’s oce.“We charge or vaccines just whatwe need to break even aer buyingthem rom the manuacturer,” saidPatty Quinlan, nursing supervisoror Watkins Student Health Center.“So, unlike a hospital, where youwould be charged or co-pay, or atthe Lawrence community center,where they make some proft onthe clinic, you only pay or the costo the vaccine.”Quinlan, like most healthproessionals, stresses theimportance o getting immunizedto protect not only yoursel romthe u, but also other people youmay come in contact with.“Tere’s a herd mentality when itcomes to u protection,” Quinlansaid. “I you protect a greaternumber o people directly withimmunizations, those who don’tget the vaccine and the weakermembers o the population willalso have a lower risk o gettingu.”Jenny Hagen, a reshman romWichita, took advantage o the uclinic at Hashinger Hall. Withoutthe October clinics, she doubts shewould get immunized – despite arecent bout with the u that leher sidelined or three days – orlack o transportation options.“I lost a lot o weight, and Ibasically elt like death when Igot it last year. I got really behindon school work,” Hagen said. “Ilike how these clinics are really convenient. I don’t have a car,but it’s still easy to get to and it’scheap.”Students can opt to be billed intheir next statement or the cost o the immunization, or they can pay up ront.Hagen’s case reminds studentsit’s imperative to get the vaccinebeore u season begins. Immunity with the shot isn’t assured ortwo to our weeks aer theimmunization. Quinlan urges thatwith the habits college studentsusually have and environmentsthey fnd themselves in, the shotis a guarantee that students whocome in contact with the viruswon’t bear its ull brunt.“I someone is runningthemselves down with a lot o stress, i you have poor sleepinghabits or i you’re consuminglots o alcohol, then your immunesystem can’t fght the virus. We alsosee lots o cross-contaminationrom poor cleaning habits andthe close quarters o dorm orapartment living,” Quinlan said.Because o this, as nationalprobabilities o contracting the uyear-to-year uctuate between fveand 25 percent, the risk is alwaysslightly higher at universities,according to Quinlan.Despite the mounting dangero u that perennially shows up,Quinlan has noticed a decline inattendance at the October clinicsover the years.“Te turnout could be better. Wereally encourage as many peopleto attend the clinic as possible.Some o us are less ortunatein the strength o our immunesystem,” she said. “Each o us hasa responsibility to protect theseindividuals.”Quinlan advises students lookingto saeguard themselves or thewinter months ahead to attend thenext clinic this Tursday rom 10a.m. to 2 p.m. in Anschutz Library.Students unavailable to attendthis clinic time can fnd othertimes and locations that extendthroughout this month on theWatkins Student Health Serviceswebsite.
— Edited by Ashleigh Tidwell 
HEALTH
Watkins open or student fu vaccine 
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“Sometimes I elt like I didn’tget respect as a leader in groupsbecause I was gay,” Velasco said.“Personality-wise, I wasn’t goodat being mean or harsh when itcame to giving direction, andpeople questioned whether Iwould be able to lead since Idon’t have the stereotypicalmasculine traits.”
DEFYING THE STEREOTYPE 
Another part o thesymposium is to show men thatit is acceptable not to ft thestereotypical masculine traits.Te symposium encouragedthings like showing emotion,expressing eeling and being vulnerable, which are usually classifed as un-masculine.Aer Velasco kick-started thesymposium, Gomez Montoyaand other students, aculty andsta have worked on beefng upthe annual program.Velasco said he thinksmasculinity issues and lack o ocus among men isn’t just aproblem at the University, but anational problem.In comparison to otheruniversities across the nation,the University o Kansas is doinga decent job on improving theretention on male students.According to the Chronicle o Higher Education, the nationalaverage o men graduating insix years is 53 percent, comparedto 57.7 percent at the University."I would like to see KUspearhead changing thenational trend and develop amasculinities study,” Velascosaid. “Te act that thisconversation is taking placeshows that yes we do have anissue, but we’re being proactiveabout it.”Gomez Montoya said the nextbig step is awareness. Aer mendevelop an awareness, they canchallenge each other by askingquestions such as, "why willchugging this bottle o beer,skipping class or sleeping withcountless women make me moreo a man?"Ultimately, it is up to theindividual to make a change.“I want to oster the culturethat you don’t need to havesomeone around you to keep youaccountable,” Gomez Montoyasaid.Maybe a change in culture is just the wake up call men need.
— Edited by Heather Nelson 
Colin A Curtis, managingpartner at Bison Group a PR andpolitical consulting frm basedin Kansas, tweeted directly tohis representative, Kevin Yoder,out o rustration with thegovernment shutdown.
TWEET: 
“.@KevinYoder as aconstiuent, I don’t agree w/ youputting 800K Americans’ ability to pay their bill at risk in thename o partisanship.”He didn’t receive a reply anddoesn’t expect his tweet willinuence any o Yoder’s decisions.Curtis said that social mediais more inuential in generatingconversations among averagepeople than among constituentsand politicians, but he stillthinks constituents should engagewith their leaders.“A 140 character message onlineis probably the least you coulddo,” Curtis said. “But you shouldstill do it.”Brandon Woodard, seniorpolitical science major, tweetedabout the government shutdownin relation to KU Student Senate.
TWEET: 
“I'm proud that @KUSenate can have itsdierences, in a positive way,and still manage to stay open#governmentshutdown”Woodard also reached out to hisrepresentatives and senators by phone because he said he wouldbe more likely to get some sort o response that way.However, social media isanother outlet or expressing views and it gives politiciansaccess to their constituents.In student senate he said socialmedia was a primary way inwhich Senate communicated withstudents.“Students don’t want to readon e-mail,” Woodard said. “Tey want direct access so that was away to get our name out there andbe more transparent.”
— Edited by Heather Nelson 
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POLICE REPORTS
Ninety ve years ago today, theentire KU campus was closedor a whole month because o aninfuenza pandemic. Students wereorbidden to gather in large groupsor leave campus.A 25-year-old man wasarrested yesterday on the 2500block o Redbud on suspiciono battery and assault. Nobond was posted.A 25-year-old woman wasarrested yesterday on the 200block o Yale on suspicion odriving with a suspended,revoked or cancelled licenseand habitual violator. A $200bond was paid.A 27-year-old man wasarrested Sunday on the1700 block o 24th Street onsuspicion o possession ocontrolled substance. A $2,000bond was paid.A 28-year-old man wasarrested Sunday on the 800block o Schwarz on suspiciono criminal restraint. A $1,000bond was paid.
—Emily Donovan 
Inormation based on theDouglas County Sheri’sOfce booking recap.
AGRICULTURE
WICHIA, Kan. — When imPeterson nished planting his 900acres o winter wheat last week,the usually market-savvy Kansasarmer unexpectedly ound him-sel struggling to make criticalmarketing decisions without beingable to access to vital agriculturalreports, casualties o the ederalgovernment shutdown.“We have no clue what is goingon in the market,” said Peterson,who arms near Monument innorthwest Kansas. He typically protects his investment in seedand ertilizer by “locking in” theprice his wheat crop will etch nextJuly with a utures contract thatshields armers rom market uc-tuations by guaranteeing a pricewhile the crop is in the ground.Farmers and livestock produc-ers use the reports put out by theNational Agriculture StatisticsService to make decisions — suchas how to price crops, which com-modities to grow and when to sellthem — as well as track cattle auc-tion prices.Not only has the NASS stoppedputting out new reports aboutdemand and supply, exports andprices, but all websites with pastinormation have been takendown.“It is causing a direct void in in-ormation that is immediate,” Pe-terson said.Tis worries him ar more thanhis other problem: When will his$20,000 subsidy check rom thegovernment, which usually comesin October, arrive?Since the U.S. Agriculture De-partment’s local arm servicesoces also have been shuttered,armers can’t apply or new loans,sign up acreages or governmentprograms or receive governmentchecks or programs they’re al-ready enrolled in. And at a timewhen researchers who are seek-ing new wheat varieties and planttraits should be planting experi-mental plots, all work has groundto a halt.Kansas Farmer’s Union presi-dent Donn eske, a grower in thenortheast Kansas town o Whea-ton, worried about payments he’sowed or idling some environmen-tally sensitive land under the Con-servation Reserve Program.“I always look orward to thatcheck coming in the mail,” the58-year-old said.But all o that, armers say, palesin comparison to the lack o agri-culture reports, because armerstoday depend ar more on globalmarketplaces than governmentpayouts.Te reports, or instance, canalert them to shortalls in over-seas markets or i there’s a wideswing in acres planted, both o which would prompt U.S. growersto plant extra crops to meet thosedemands or hang on to a harvestlonger to get a better price.“Tat inormation is worth a loto money, a lot more than $20,000a year,” Peterson said, a reerenceto his subsidy.Major commodity players canpay or crop size estimates usual-ly provided in the NASS reportsrom “private sources,” said DaltonHenry, director o governmentalafairs or the industry group Kan-sas Wheat. “Producers aren’t goingto have that same luxury,” he said.During the shutdown, the USDAwon’t provide sales reports romOklahoma livestock auctions thatare used to help set prices on theChicago Mercantile Exchange,state Department o Agricultureemployee Jack Carson said.“We are working. Tey are not,”Carson said.Another ripple efect is thatarmers may see a delay in checksthey’re owed rom ederal supportprograms, said Wisconsin agricul-ture secretary Ben Brancel.Brancel also noted that his oceheard rom a armer on the rstday o the shutdown who had re-ceived a check or a cow he sold,but because he had a Farm Ser- vice Agency loan, he couldn’t cashit without obtaining a signaturerom an FSA ocial.“Our advice to him was he wasgoing to have to wait, that therewasn’t anything he could do aboutit,” he said.Te shutdown came just as thecurrent arm bill expired. Farmsubsidies remain intact or allcrops currently being harvested.Crop insurance, unded under apermanent authorization, is most-ly unafected.Te expiration o the law won’thave an impact until the end o theyear, when some dairy supportsend and milk prices are expectedto rise sharply.Congress has been debating thenew arm bill or more than twoyears, but a resolution has likely taken a back seat.“Farmers, all o those impacted,have been waiting and waitingand waiting. And rankly have hadenough,” said Senate AgricultureChairwoman Debbie Stabenow,D-Mich., last week. “Tey wantthis to get done.”
Shutdown impacts farmers’ support networks 
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In this Oct. 1 photo, cows are herded into waiting trucks ollowing an auction at the Oklahoma National Stockyard in Okla-homa City. Across rural America, armers are eeling the eects o the ederal government shutdown.

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