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All contents, unless stated otherwise, © 2013 The University Daily Kansan
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 Volume 126 Issue 48
 Monday, November 18, 2013
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—Photo by Emily Wittler/KANSAN 
A new study rom a Universi-ty proessor is proving that the afermath o the 2009 recession wasn’t limited to adults and the unemployed. erri Friedline, an assistant proessor o social welare at the University, ound that young people are reeling rom the Great Recession into young-adulthood as well. According to a study Friedline co-authored, young people who grew up in households that lost net worth during the recession only average $300 in savings. Children in households that didn’t suffer fi-nancially have an average o $3,000 in savings.Friedline said even though a difference o $2,700 may not seem like a huge amount on its ace, the ramifications or the uture outweigh the numerical difference between the two groups.“Somebody with $3,000 in sav-ings or assets can invest in other types o assets, work toward a down payment on a house or car, so they can start to kind o build wealth that will sustain and benefit them or the rest o their lives,” Friedline said. “Tree-hundred dollars is the minimum balance average at most banks across the U.S., so you can barely make it into a very initial asset and your money isn’t ree to go anywhere, so it’s not a great oundation.”Friedline’s study, which will be published in the Journal o Family and Economic Issues, used economic data rom 1999 to 2009 rom the Panel Study o Income Dynamics to see how American amilies’ wealth was affected by the recession.Friedline expects there to be psy-chological effects or young people as a result o the Great Recession, and while she’s unsure o what they will be, she said older generations suggest they will be significant.“When this study came out, I received a number o people who had lived through the Great Depression and experienced their households losing a lot o wealth and financial stability,” Friedline said. “Tose emails suggest to me that those individuals were impacted enough to recognize the research here and apply it to their own experiences a really long time ago, and that this was something that greatly impacted them.”Conner Coleman, a junior rom Kansas City, said watching the e-ects o the recession play out while he was in high school altered his perspective on economics, making him more aware o his impending financial independence.“I have to take into consider-ation everything everyone’s gone through when I make my financial decisions now,” Coleman said. “You hear about all the stories about people not being able to pay their bills and their houses are being oreclosed, so I’m definitely a lot more conscious with my deci-sions now than I would have been.”Other economic research has also suggested young adults have more to worry about than just savings. New data rom the 2013 census shows that young adults are putting off making big economic decisions like moving away rom home and starting a amily. Only about 23 percent o adults ages 25-29 moved in the past year, which economists think suggests that young adults are skeptical about moving to other cities to find jobs. According to a Pew Research Study in 2012, 22 percent o young adults say they have postponed having a child because o economic condi-tions as well.Maria Berry, a senior rom Overland Park, says she doesn’t plan on moving back home afer graduation, but that doesn’t mean she won’t be putting parts o her adulthood on hold.“I’m a waitress or a corporate company, and I think I’m going to have to have them transer me to wherever I move afer college until I can get on my eet,” Berry said. “I don’t plan on buying a house anytime soon either, because I don’t think I would be able to afford one. It’s a personal thing too, I don’t want to do all that until I’m married and in my thirties.”
—Edited by Casey Hutchins
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 An Evening with Junot Díaz: Literature, Diaspora and Immigration
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 Lecture session with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz
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Professor’s study shows recession affects young adults
People 18-34 years old: 
 — have taken a job they didn’t want just to pay the bills.
 — have taken an unpaid job to gain experience.
 — have gone back to school as a result o the poor economy.
 — have postponed getting married or having a baby.
 — have moved back in with their parents afer living on their own.
All ages: 
 — say it’s harder now or young people to save or the uture than it was or their parents’ generation.
 — say it’s harder or young people now to pay or college than it was or their parents’ generation.
 — say it’s harder or young people to buy a home than it was or their parents’ generation.
—2012 Pew Study: “Young, Underemployed and Optimistic” 
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across the Midwest
WASHINGTON, Ill. — Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least five people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flat-tened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.Illinois took the brunt of the fury as the string of unusually powerful late-season tornadoes tore across the state, injuring dozens and even prompting officials at Chicago's Soldier Field to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game."The whole neighborhood's gone. The wall of my fireplace is all that is left of my house," said Michael Perdun, speaking by cellphone from the hard-hit central Illinois town of Washing-ton, where he said his neighborhood was wiped out in a matter of seconds."I stepped outside and I heard it coming. My daughter was already in the basement, so I ran downstairs and grabbed her, crouched in the laundry room and all of a sudden I could see daylight up the stairway and my house was gone."An elderly man and his sister were killed when a tornado hit their home in the rural southern Illinois com-munity of New Minden, said coroner Mark Styninger. A third person died in Washington, while two others perished in Massac County in the far southern part of the state, said Patti Thompson of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. She did not provide details.With communications difficult and many roads impassable, it remained unclear how many people were killed or hurt. The Illinois National Guard said it had dispatched 10 firefighters and three vehicles to Washington to assist with immediate search and recovery operations.In Washington, a rural community of 16,000, whole blocks of houses were erased from the landscape, and Illi-nois State Police Trooper Dustin Pierce said the tornado cut a path from one end of town to the other, knocking down power lines, rupturing gas lines and ripping off roofs.An auto parts store with several people inside was reduced to a pile of bricks, metal and rebar; a battered car, its windshield impaled by a piece of lumber, was flung alongside it. Despite the devastation, all the employees managed to crawl out of the rubble unhurt, Pierce said."I went over there immediately after the tornado, walking through the neighborhoods, and I couldn't even tell what street I was on," Washington Alderman Tyler Gee told WLS-TV."Just completely flattened — some of the neighborhoods here in town, hundreds of homes." By nightfall, Trooper Pierce said there were reports of looting in Washington.
Tere is a eeling o busi-ness-as-usual as Courtney Osborn sound checks beore recording part o Middle o Nowhere Gam-ing, a gaming-themed podcast and website.Osborn, a junior rom Altoona, Kan., ounded Middle o Nowhere Gaming, or MONG or short, with Jess Guilbeaux, a reshman rom Kansas City, Kan., and Brendan Jester, a reshman rom Wichita, Kan., in September.Te three o them gathered last uesday night in Osborn’s apart-ment to record their eighth pod-cast. MONG’s success is a result o the group’s commitment to the idea and their shared love o video games, as well as the leadership o Osborn.
Tis is Osborn's third year at the University and his fifh year o college. He obtained his Associate o Science degree rom Indepen-dence Community College in 2011. Aferward, he transerred to the University, changed his major rom sofware engineering to education and the outgoing, out-o-towner started adjusting to the University's large student population.“My first year at KU was a big transition or me,” Osborn said. “It took me a long time to start talking to people.”During this transition period, he became more involved in a lielong hobby: video games.“It’s something I enjoy because I can do things I can’t do in real lie,” Osborn said. “I can’t dunk a ball in real lie, I can’t throw a touchdown pass or KU, I can’t wield a sword and fight a dragon. All o these exciting things in the world that I’m not able to experi-ence, and games allow me to on a daily basis.”While video games had been a lielong passion, it was a sudden realization that made Osborn seri-ously consider creating MONG.“What drove me to actually start it was that I realized I’m going to be done with college soon,” Os-born said. “And I don’t know how many opportunities afer college there will be to do something like this.”So he reached out to riends, other students and the inter-net to find people who may be interested in the project. Afer interviewing a ew students, he decided on Guilbeaux and Jester. ogether they brainstormed and came up with the name “Middle o Nowhere Gaming,” reerencing the reputation Kansas has in the larger national psyche.
Part o the appeal o MONG is the personality o the group as well as their unique content.During one transition o the podcast, the group joked:“We should have a jingle,” Guil-beaux said.“Yes we need a jingle. Quick, Brendan, come up with a jingle,” Osborn said.Jester sang the McDonald’s jingle while the group laughed.“No Brendan, we can’t steal a  jingle,” Osborn said.While that exchange was spon-taneous, the typical ormat o the podcast is divided into our parts. First, the group talks about general updates in their lives, the website, etc. In “News rom No-where,” the group talks about the most recent gaming news. Tis is ollowed by "opics o the week," which describes what games the members are playing. o end the show, the group answers listen-er-submitted questions. Afer the first podcast in September, Guilbeaux received a question about being a girl who plays video games, something considered unusual in gaming culture.“It’s not weird, but you’re aware that you’re not common,” Guil-beaux said.Te members’ personalities also show on their website. In addition to two reelance writers who are not University students, the three write a variety o articles or the site. Te articles range rom game reviews to editorials like Jester's blog post about changes between the first and second “Assassin’s Creed” games, or personal stories like Osborn's "Coming Home: My PlayStation story."
Te podcasts and website are seeing a positive response so ar. Te group has more than 500 likes on Facebook and has a growing University student audience."I've listened to all but one o them now," said Eric McGrane, a  junior rom Haven, Kan. McGrane said he isn't an avid gamer, but he listens so he can be inormed on what's going on with  video games.Osborn attributes MONG's success to their content and public outreach, as well as recent gaming trends such as the release o the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.“Te arrow is pointing up right now,” Osborn said.While the group isn't sure i this experience will turn into a career afer college, they are enjoying every minute o it.I you want to know more about Middle o Nowhere Gaming, go to their website, their MONG Facebook page or listen to their podcast every Wednesday.
—Edited by Paige Lytle 
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Students create weekly video game podcast 
An 18-year-old male was arrested yesterday on the 1800 block of Engle Road on suspicion of drug paraphernalia, purchase or consumption of liquor by a minor and cultivation or distribution of controlled substance. A $2,100 bond was paid.An 18-year-old female was arrested on the 1000 block of Home Circle on suspicion of criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. A $300 bond was paid.A 19-year-old male was arrested on the 1100 block of Ohio Street on suspicion of disorderly conduct. A $100 bond was paid.
—Emily Donovan 
College students may be losing more than sleep by pulling all-nighters, according to recent research. Students not getting enough rest may also be leaving themselves more vulnerable to disease. Researchers at the University o exas Southwestern Medical Cen-ter conducted a study examining the relationship between the sleep cycles o mice and the health o their immune systems. Te study which was published in the Nov. 8 issue o Science concluded that an interrupted sleep cycle due to jet lag or a lack o sleep may direct-ly weaken the body’s immune system.Te study was carried out by interrupting the normal sleep cycle o mice and observing their vul-nerability to inflammatory diseases compared with a control group that had normal sleep cycles. Te mice with irregular sleep cycles displayed a stronger inflammatory response to a chemical irritant than the mice with regular sleep cycles, indicating a weakened immune system.Te researchers linked the weak-ened immune system to the mice’s circadian clock. According to Uni- versity proessor o microbiology Steve Benedict, the circadian clock is the biochemical mechanism which helps organisms recog-nize the time o day and regulate processes such as eating, sleeping and metabolism accordingly. Te study suggests circadian clocks play a specific role in producing certain immune cells which help fight disease. Te researchers believe i a person does not get enough sleep, their circadian clock becomes out o sync which may weaken the immune system and leave them more susceptible to sickness. Benedict cautions that this study ocused on only a ew o the vari-ables affecting the immune system which is incredibly complex. He explained it is established that adequate amounts o sleep are necessary or good health, but it is still largely unknown in what specific ways sleep helps people stay healthy. Even with news o these findings, many University students may still risk sickness by studying through the night. Senior Vincent Jerkovich does not believe that a single night without sleep will  jeopardize his health but avoids developing a habit o it. Jerkovich also sees getting schoolwork done as a necessity, especially i a person has procrastinated.“I you’ve waited up to a certain point, you’re going to have to pull an all-nighter regardless o the risks,” said Jerkovich.
—Edited by Casey Hutchins
Always wash your hands after using the restroom and before eating.
Break up studying into smaller segments to manage stress.
Eat a balanced diet and have three meals a day
Exercise at least 2-3 times a week, even if it's just for 15 minutes.
Never share food or drinks.
—Dr. Leah Luckeroth Physician at Watkins Health Center 
All-nighters pose health risk to students
Brendan Jester, Courtney Osborn and Jess Guilbeaux record a segment of their weekly podcast, “Middle of Nowhere Gaming.” The podcast focuses on answering gaming questions, reviewing new releases and covering weekly topics.
“If you’ve waited up to a certain point, you’re going to have to pull an all-night-er regardless of the risks.”
VINCENT JERKOVICHSenior at the University
Half-grown T. rex fossil could answer questions
KANSAS CITY, Mo.— A Kansas fossil hunter has unearthed the remains of what is believed to be a half-grown Tyrannosaurus rex from Montana that could help fill a void in paleontolo-gists' understanding of the king of the dinosaurs.Robert Detrich, of Wichita, Kan., unearthed the fossil dubbed "Baby Bob" in July in a fossil-rich area near the eastern Montana town of Jordan. It's generating excitement because its femur measures about 25 inches, and if all the preliminary data pans out, that would make it among the smallest T. rex specimens ever found."This is the discovery everyone wishes and longs for," Detrich said.Detrich has been sharing his findings with other researchers, including the Smithsonian Institution. Scientists are eager to learn more about the years before the carni-vore reached its terrifying full size of about 40 feet from head to toe. Detrich estimates that Baby Bob was about half that size."We hardly know anything about how T. rex grew up," said Thom-as Carr, director of the Carthage Institute of Paleontology at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. "We really only have a handful of fossils of sub-adults and juveniles, so any additional fossils that can fill in that early end of the growth period is scientifically very important because most of the skeletons of rex that we have are from adults."Bob Bakker, curator of paleon-tology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, said the scarcity of half-grown T. rex fossils has raised questions. Could it be, he asked, that young T. rex stayed in the nest until they were almost full grown?"If this is a really good genuine baby T. rex, it could tell us whether it was fit to hunt on its own or whether it looks like it was designed to wait for mom and dad to come back," Bakker saidAnother juvenile fossil also could help settle a debate about whether the T. rex has a smaller cousin, called the nanotyrannus, or nano for short. Bakker is among those certain there are two species, while Carr is part of another group that believes suspect-ed nano fossils are actually juvenile T. rex remains. Another juvenile T. rex would give scientists something to use for comparison purposes.Baby Bob has been fully excavated, although it will take another year to clean. Detrich said the skull, which is about 75 percent complete, and most of the major skeletal elements were found strewn across a flood plain.
— Associated Press 

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