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Volume 126 Issue 96
 Wednesday, March 26, 2014
the student voice since 1904
All contents, unless stated otherwise, © 2014 The University Daily Kansan
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PAGE 3See how longboarders deal with skating restrictions on campus
Blair-Lawrence Yates, a theater student from Britain, rehearses a scene. Yates and fellow student Alexander Eleftheriou travelled from London to study at the University for the year as part of a study abroad program.
British theater students bring their act to campus
Aqmar Rahman and Made-line Heeren dream o a day when the streets o Dhaka, Bangladesh are filled with crimson and blue.Te two law students are the ounders o the nonprofit organization United Across Borders with a simple yet ambitious goal — to provide -shirts and blankets to the poor around the world with the help o ellow Jayhawks.“Our mission is to provide people with certain things that are basic necessities that we don’t really think about. We buy -shirts and we throw them away, and we want to re-purpose that or a good cause or the people that really need it,” Rahman said.
Having spent the past 13 years in Lawrence, Rahman, second year law student, con-siders himsel a “townie” and a die-hard Jayhawk. However, his roots lie hal way across the world in Dhaka.Dhaka is the crowded capi-tal o Bangladesh, where more than 30 percent o its popula-tion lives in poverty according to World Bank. It’s where the highly publicized actory col-lapse occurred last April, with casualties o more than 1,100 people.Afer hearing about the ac-tory collapse last spring, Rah-man jumped at the chance to go back to Dhaka as a sum-mer intern at a local law firm, which handled the case or the actory collapse. Madeline Heeren, also a second year law student rom Lenexa, joined Rahman.“We wanted to go and see what really happened, what the actories are really like, i they are as bad as the news made them out to be,” Heeren said.In Dhaka, they couldn't help but notice the irony. In the sec-ond largest garment and textile manuacturer in the world, the people working in the garment actories didn't have clothes to wear themselves.“I grew up there so I was aware o the poverty. When you are in that situation, living among poverty, it becomes so normal you become desensi-tized to the situation,” Rahman said. “But afer living in the U.S. or an extended period o time and then going back, it really hits you, the immense level o poverty that’s there. Te things that we as Ameri-cans take or granted on a dai-ly basis are luxuries or people living in poverty in Bangla-desh.”
Heeren took some Reeses chocolate to share with the kids in Dhaka. So many kids gathered around the vehicle, she couldn't move. Afer see-ing how easily delighted the children were, she also gave away a couple o old Jayhawk shirts out o their own luggage when visiting Dhaka’s slums.Chocolate, Heeren believes, is universal — everyone knows it and loves it. Apparently, so is a smiling Jayhawk.“It was really exciting to give them something that perhaps don’t mean that much to us, a used shirt, but gave them so much joy,” Rahman said. “I think all the kids loved the Jayhawk. It’s a smiling bird, and they probably didn't un-derstand it, but rom our point o view, it was exciting to share our Jayhawk pride with them, to see them in crimson and blue.”On their way back, Heeren and Rahman were trailed by children running afer the car or good 10 minutes in hopes o more treats.“Tat’s when Madeline had the idea to start United Across Borders, to provide basic ne-cessities to people who don’t have anything honestly,” Rah-man said.
With the help o the Alumni Association, the organization is calling on Jayhawks around the nation to donate old KU shirts and blankets or buy a United Across Borders shirt rom the KU Bookstore or its Buy A Shirt, Give A Shirt campaign. For every shirt sold, the organization can give two shirts and a blanket to some-one in Bangladesh.“What happens in Bangla-
Nonprofit group spreads school pride, spirit
Second year law students Aqmar Rahman and Madeline Heeren, founders of United Across Borders, hand out Jayhawk T-shirts to Bangladeshi children.
For English students Blair-Lawrence Yates and Al-exander Elefheriou, interna-tional student orientation last all was one o the strangest experiences o their lives. “All o the orientation lead-ers lined up at the ront, they held hands and they swayed- — they were singing the Alma Mater. I was with a bunch o British kids in the back and we were like ‘What the hell?’” Yates remembered. “At that time, I was regretting coming here. I was like, ‘Are they se-rious?’ I get it now; I get that that’s just school spirit, but it  just elt so patronizing at the time, because everyone at uni- versity in Britain is just, ‘Uh...I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to leave.’ But then again, that’s just British culture — everything’s just a bit more depressive,” he laughed.Yates and Elefheriou are both theater majors rom the University o Kent who are spending this year studying abroad at the University. Yates is studying to become a direc-tor; Elefheriou an actor.Elefheriou grew up in Lon-don, a city known or its abun-dance o theater. Yates grew up in Canterbury, but would visit London and its theaters ofen in his childhood, to which he attests his interest in perorm-ing.But why would students rom an area rich in theater culture choose to come to an isolated college town in the Midwest, o all places?“Generally, I liked the look o KU,” Yates said. “I thought it would be different. I knew that KU had a good drama de-partment. I knew they had ex-perts rom the West and East Coast coming in to teach — all o them are very prominent in their field.”While this also actored into Elefheriou’s decision, he said the final choice was probably due more to chance. It wasonly because o Yates thatElefheriou selected Kansas asone o his choices in the first place (albeit, his ourth choiceschool).“Te reason I’m here is actu-ally because o Blair,” he said.“[Blair] said, ‘I’m going to put down Kansas as one o my choices,’ and I was like, really? Kansas? Like, are you really going to do that? I looked it upon the internet and I thought, okay. I put this down as my ourth choice, and the lady justput me here, I think becauseno one else put it down as a choice.”Despite his jokes about com-ing to a smaller Midwestern town, Elefheriou had a large smile on his ace when hespoke about his ondness orthe University. “I didn’t think I’d like theMidwest, but I really do,’ hesaid. “When you think o America, you think that every-one is ultra-religious, Repub-lican — but that’s just not thecase at all. People are so differ-
“KU is exceptional. There’s really a sense of family... everyone just wants everyone else to succeed.”BLAIR-LAWRENCE YATEStheater student
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Wednesday, March 26 Thursday, March 27Friday, March 28Saturday, March 29
 Remembering Mandela: Lega-cies and Liberation Struggles
3 to 4 p.m.
 Sabatini Multicultural Re-source Center
 A panel discussion with South African Scholars Hannah Britton, Surendra Bhana, Lorraine Haricombe and Elene Cloete.
Employment Topic Workshop:  Job Search Strategies for Internation-al Students
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Burge UnionAbout: Tips and strategies for inter-national students looking for a job in the United States.
Bold Aspirations Visitor and Lecture Series: D. Kimbrough Oller
4 p.m.
 Bruckmiller Room, Adams Alumni Center
 The topic is “emergence of foundations for language.” The event is free.
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony.
 6:30 p.m.
Lied Center
A film about music’s role in the African anti-apartheid move-ment. A discussion moderated by the Kansas African Studies Center, Elizabeth MacGonagle, will follow.
 Lunch Talk: National Endow-ment for the Humanities Funding Opportunities for Digital Projects
 Noon to 2 p.m.
 Hall Center Seminar Room
 Perry Collins will speak about funding opportunities. Lunch will be served, and an RSVP is required.
 Is There an American Dream for You? How Institutional Failure Perpetuates Poverty
 Noon to 2 p.m.
 Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union
 Part of a speaker series about poverty. RSVP at reimaginingpoverty.com.
 Flapjacks for Philanthropy
 8 a.m. to Noon
 Eaton Hall
 Proceeds from the all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast coordinated by students in the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program will go to charity. Advance tickets will be sold at a reduced price.
 Soweto Gospel Choir
 7:30 p.m.
 Lied Center
The South African choir will sing traditional and popular African and international gospel music. Tickets are $10 to $14 for students and children, and $20 to $28 for adults.
Te Kansan previously published Miranda Wag-ner’s major in a graphic yesterday as marketing and international business; it is economics. She is also not the Queers and Allies social media coordinator. Mor-gan Said previously stepped down rom the Kansan Board o Directors.
desh is that i a amily gets a blanket, the whole amily will huddle up with this one blanket during the night, so one blanket can support a amily o our or five,” Rah-man said.Rahman and Heeren had already held a successul clothing drive within the law school, and Estella Mc-Collum, the director o the KU Bookstore is optimistic about the new campaign.“I’m really impressed with the passion they have or what they are doing, and I think it’s a good opportu-nity to provide KU students and alumni and ans to buy not just another KU shirt, but a KU shirt that has a positive message with it,” McCollum said.With the success o the Buy A Shirt, Give A Shirt campaign, the organization hopes to expand urther, to create a global Jayhawk orce.“Bangladesh is just a start-ing point,” Rahman said. “You have to start some-where, and because we were there this summer, it hits close to us and I think it’s a good place to begin. Hope-ully, we can expand to all corners o the world i we can get enough help rom our Jayhawk ans.”For now, Rahman and Heeren are content with creating a second home or the Jayhawks in Dhaka. Te simplest way to help is to donate a shirt or buy a shirt, Rahman said. “Te -shirt, it represents that the Jayhawk nation is everywhere,” Rahman said. “Wherever in the world you are, your Jayhawk pride travels. And i you buy our -shirt, hopeully, we can create Jayhawk pride in the slums o Dhaka, Bangla-desh, whether they know it or not.For more inormation, go to unitedacrossborders.org.
— Edited by Jack Feigh 
ent rom what you expect.”Although Elefheriou did not attend any basketball games this year at the Uni- versity, he did attend ootball games in the all, as his room-mate was a member o the team.“For me, this concept o col-lege sports doesn’t exist in En-gland,” he said. “It was really unny — I used to sit with the parents o the [players], and you learn how rom a young age they’re playing oot-ball, playing ootball. It was amazing hearing the stories o the parents. I’m going to have to support Kansas now; I’m really looking orward to going back and wearing the Jayhawk. I really want to see i people shout, ‘Rock Chalk’ rom across the road. Appar-ently it happens; there’s a big [KU] community in London and I’m looking orward to it.”For Yates and Elefheriou, the theater program at the University is radically differ-ent rom that o their home university. Te theater pro-gram at Kent is incredibly ac-ademic-based with a stricter grading system and more the-ory. Yates explained that here at the University, learning is more practical.“[In England,] you pop into University maybe 10 hours, possibly 12 hours a week and you never have to go back on campus,” Yates said. “Here, you’re actually doing plays and directing stuff and you’re learning how to act, rather than just the theory o acting. We [English students] learn  very early on some things that aren’t taught here until grad-uate level, but we never learn the practical side — you have to go to a drama school or that.”In addition to their aca-demics, the two students have become highly involved with the University productions. Both Yates and Elefheriou were cast members o “Much Ado about Nothing.”“I’m so glad, so glad, that I had that experience,” Elef-heriou said, smiling. “I didn’t audition or it, but Peter Zaz-zali sent me an email. He said, ‘Do you want to be in Much Ado?’ And I said, ‘Why? What happened? He said the [actor] doesn’t know i he wants to do it, because he has a proessional gig in KC. So I thought I was going to be an understudy, and then the next day [Zazzali] said, ‘He’s not in it any more — you’ve got the whole thing.”Elefheriou explained that the show was o a collabo-rative nature, with director Zazzali asking actors or their opinions and sugges-tions throughout rehearsals. Although Elefheriou wished or more planned rehearsals at times, he still thoroughly being a part o the show.“I think I’ve learned more rom ‘Much Ado’ than any o my classes,” he said. “[I learned] about Shakespeare, about vocals, about directing in general — I really loved Peter Zazzali’s class about di-recting. In ‘Much Ado,’ I got to see him work and under-stand the importance o col-laboration and o the words. I learned so much through him in that play.”Yates’ ace lit up as he talked about his time on the stage o the Crafon-Preyer Teater — his avorite memory as an actor. “Being on stage is antastic,he said. “Tere’s one big scene where I have a speech about me being an ass. It’s a very unny monologue. Whenev-er I came off and people were laughing — sometimes in one or two shows people applaud-ed afer it — that was it, that was the moment or me. Hap-piest moment at KU, happiest moment o being an actor, is just getting that eedback rom the audience.”Yates is also an ensemble member in “Te Other Shore” and is in the process o writ-ing and revising three plays and a monologue. One o his plays, “Te Human Exhibit,” was perormed in a rehearsed reading in December or his independent study program. Te one-act play eatures two ghosts haunting a museum and contemplating their lives. Afer “Te Other Shore” is perormed, Yates will also di-rect the play, “Te Big Ride,” to be perormed in May. Despite his love or all things theater, directing both his own works and others’ works is what he hopes to do in his uture.“Directing is great or me because you get to engineer everything,” he said. “You get to play with the actors. ogether you discover where you want to go with a scene, what the characters are doing, how they are doing it. You get to work with the script and rediscover what it has to say and find out what you want to show rom the script and how you want to come across with the play.”Elefheriou is creating a documentary about his ex-perience as a Brit in America and the mystique surround-ing his culture or his inde-pendent study program. He hopes to create a film that will demonstrate the American ascination with the British culture, which he has experi-enced firsthand. “When you think o Amer-ica, you think o course, be-cause I’m British, everyone is going to be asking about my accent. And I thought it was  just stereotypical, but it was actually true,” he laughed. “People do come up to you, wanting you to speak to them. Tey say, ‘Oh my God, you’re British!’ I couldn’t get over it.”Yates and Elefheriou both explained that the intimacy o the University’s theater program is something they will miss when they return to England.“KU is exceptional,” Yates said. “Tere’s really a sense o amily. Normally what you see, back home and in the proessional world as well, is an egotistical environment. Te people who think they’re the best ofen act like they are, and don’t give any time to anyone else. KU is the only place where I haven’t seen that happen. Tere’s no cliques; everyone just wants everyone else to succeed.”Yates hopes to return to the U.S. afer graduating rom Kent and continue his theater career in a big city like New York. Although Elefheriou plans to pursue his career in England, returning to the U.S. is something that he would not reuse.“I someone said, ‘come back,’ I would definitely come back and visit,” Elefheriou explained. “I eel like I have a connection now here. Amer-ica is crazy — but in a good way.”
— Edited by Kate Shelton
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WICHIA, Kan. — A ed-eral appeals court on uesday ruled that Kansas can strip two Planned Parenthood clinics o ederal amily planning money while the organization moves orward with its legal chal-lenge o a state law it says is retaliation or its advocacy o abortion rights.At issue in uesday's ruling is money distributed to states under itle X, a ederally fi-nanced amily planning pro-gram. Te itle X money tar-gets low-income individuals seeking reproductive services such as birth control, pregnan-cy testing, cancer screenings and treatment or sexually transmitted diseases. It cannot be used or abortions.U.S. District Court J. Tomas Marten blocked enorcement o the state law in 2011, ruling that it unconstitutionally was intended to punish Planned Parenthood or advocating or abortion rights and would like-ly be overturned. He ordered Kansas to continue unding Planned Parenthood until the case was resolved. He also ound the state law violates the U.S. Constitution's supremacy clause, saying states cannot impose additional require-ments or entities to qualiy or ederal programs.A divided panel o the 10th U.S. Circuit Court o Appeals in Denver overturned Mar-ten's rulings, saying Kansas can halt the unding. uesday's decision is not a final ruling on the merits o the case itsel, and the appeals court sent the case back to the lower court or urther proceedings. Given the split 2-1 ruling and the issues at stake in the litigation, it is also likely that the panel's de-cision could be appealed to the ull court or a rehearing.Te appeals court panel re- jected Planned Parenthood's claims that losing the amily planning money amounted to a violation o ree-speech rights or associating with abortion providers. It also said that the supremacy clause does not necessarily entitle Planned Parenthood to a court order orcing the state to continue the amily planning unding.Te panel rejected the notion that Planned Parenthood can challenge the state law as un-constitutionally "solely on the ground that its passage was motivated by a desire to penal-ize Planned Parenthood's pro-tected speech and association."Judge Carlos Lucero wrote that Marten's ruling was "well-grounded" in its findings o act, had correctly applied court precedent and was ree o error. Planned Parenthood's law-suit challenged a Kansas law that requires the state to first allocate itle X money to public health departments and hospitals, which leaves no unds or specialty amily planning clinics like Planned Parenthood.Kansas had argued Marten's ruling "emasculates the state o Kansas' autonomy and sov-ereignty rights" in the Consti-tution's 11th Amendment. Te state contends the law restrict-ing the distribution o ederal amily planning unds does not target Planned Parenthood because the statute itsel does not name the group or men-tion abortion.Te entities affected are Planned Parenthood's clinics in Wichita and Hays, neithero which provides abortion services. While many people like to take their cars, the bus, a bike or simply walk to campus, a small group preers to take a different approach. Students like Derek Oranos, a junior rom Chicago, like to cruise to class on a longboard.“It’s just a un way to get around,” said Oranos, who’s been using the skate-board-surfoard hybrid or about three years. “It’s a lot easier than other ways o get-ting around, like i you’re on a bike and have to lock it up and all that.”But longboarders like Or-anos run into a bit o a prob-lem once they reach campus on their boards: it’s outlawed. According to a city ordinance, it is illegal to use a skateboard, rollerblades, rollerskates or another similar device on side-walks rom the area o Jayhawk Boulevard rom West Campus Road to Tirteenth Street, in-cluding 1,000 eet on either side o that area. Violators o the ordinance are subject to a citation up to $90 and are summoned to appear in municipal court ac-cording to Article 17-702.2(B) the Code o the City o Law-rence. Te violators longboard could also be impounded. Te law has been in effect since July 1996.Although Oranos has nev-er been issued a citation, he has been pulled over twice by campus police or violating the rule, one that he disagrees with because the differences between a skateboard and a longboard aren’t considered in the law, he said.“A longboard is kind o like a bike because it’s flat and doesn’t have a lip like a skate-board, so you can’t do tricks and jump up and do damage to school property,” he said. “You just kind o cruise on the streets, so it’s a bit differ-ent than skateboarding. It’s a means o getting around more as opposed to having un and  jumping around.Colby Killinger, a senior rom Silver Lake, has also been longboarding to class since he arrived at the University in 2009. He said he’s been told to stop on campus multiple times as well, and always tries to convince officers why he sees longboarding as a different and saer means o transporta-tion compared to skating. “You don’t get off the ground, that’s the big difference be-tween it and skating,” he said. “Skateboards are touchier too, you might hit a small rock or twig and it will knock you over, but on a longboard you  just cruise right over that stuff.Killinger transerred to the University rom Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, and one o the biggest differ-ences he noted was what he sees as a lack o respect or longboarders rom Lawrence citizens.“Lamoni was just a very longboard-aware town,” he said. “We could bomb a hill and there’s a car cruising right behind us, whereas here a car might try and pass you and get around you. Tere was more o an acceptance there, and here it’s more looked down upon, where people think it’s kind o a nuisance. ”While damage to campus property is one o the reasons the ban on skateboarding ex-ists, another motivating actor is the saety o those walking on sidewalks as well.“Saety is a concern as it deals with a large pedestrian popu-lation,” said KU Public Sae-ty Captain James Anguiano. “Tis would also be the case i someone was riding in the street as it would deal with ve-hicular traffic.”Killinger said he understands longboarding at the University could potentially be danger-ous. He thinks some sort o balance needs to be struck that allows students to longboard near campus, but keeps other pedestrians sae.“You have to know your lim-its and skate within them,” Killinger said. “Boarders have to be respectul o other stu-dents and campus goers, so I could understand no long-boarding between the booths during school hours.”
— Edited by Jamie Koziol 
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Colby Killinger, a senior from Silver Lake, rides his longboard on campus. Longboards, like skateboards, are illegal on campus sidewalks.
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Longboarders struggle with on-campus restrictions 
Kansas now able to strip Planned Parenthood funds
This photo shows the Planned Parenthood at 2226 E Central Ave. in Wichita, Kan. A federal appeals court on Tuesday, March 25, ruled that Kansas can strip two Planned Parenthood clinics of federal family planning funds while the organization moves forward with its legal challenge of a state law.

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