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SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 | volume 9, issue 2


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You know that feeling around 11 a.m. after pulling an all-nighter when your eyelids seem too heavy to keep open, your brain runs at least 30 seconds behind everything else and you have to seriously consider if you’ll need a piggyback ride to make it to your next class? Unfortunately, sleepless nights in the name of academia became a regular part of my semesters last year. Knowing the misery of the following day, I always made sure to do two things (aside from drinking an unhealthy amount of caffeine) to better get me through my chosen path of irresponsibility: I made an effort to put myself together in the morning and I drank plenty of water. Putting time into my appearance or outfit went against my sleep-deprived impulse to go for comfy sweatpants that swallowed me up, much like my bed

should have. Ultimately, I used clothing and self-grooming as a way to say “No, I didn’t wait until the last possible minute to do my project; I had all the time in the world to get ready this morning.” Even if I couldn’t articulate or refrain from yawning, my appearance said I had at least one moment of clarity that day. For more on what your outfit says about you, check out the feature on page 7. As for my other go-to: staying hydrated. I assumed this helped counter any potential caffeine overdose, but mostly, it just made me feel better, especially drinking one coconut water (these are full of potassium and electrolytes). I prefer the brand ZICO because of the nostalgic juice-boxlike packaging. Take a look at Christy’s story on page 11 to see more on the latest ways to stay hydrated. While a put-together look and electrolyte-packed water don’t replace getting some shuteye, I like to think they ease the blow of an all-nighter.


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CONTACT KANSAS IN HEAT // From Friend to BoyFriend
> Tackle the sticky world of relationships..
Question: I’m a graduate student at KU and I am in a potentially long-term relationship with a fellow graduate student of the female variety. My concern is that, despite being ready for such a relationship, despite having worked out a fair amount this summer, and despite gaining proficiency at some of the finer points of small talk and good dating practices, I still fall more into the “nice guy” category than the “sexy, marriagable guy” category. It has been a very long while since I’ve seriously engaged in any and all things “boyfriend.” Given how long it has been, how should I approach this relationship in such a way that both a stronger connection, and eventually sex, result? Second, should I wish to simply have a wild fling with one of the other scantilyclad women on campus or around town, how should I approach that differently? Answer: Let me begin with the second question. I do not get the impression you want a “wild fling” or one-night stand. If your goal is to establish a connection, leading to an intimate, long-term relationship with your colleague, then why waste time and energy on an unsatisfying (emotionally and perhaps physically) tryst that might complicate things with the woman you truly desire. People respond to confidence. Confidence is sexy! You mentioned a dedication to improving yourself inside and out. With this improvement comes confidence, with confidence comes attractiveness. But, don’t confuse confidence with cockiness. Continue to be the “nice guy.”

Contributed photo Michelle MacBain is a graduate student from Kansas City. She studied sexuality, psychology and communiction studies at KU and The University of Amsterdam. As far as approaching the relationship, what steps have you taken to engage your object of affection in a romantic way? Have you even asked her out on a date? Communicate your desire and interest in her and gauge her reaction. Hopefully, she will be thrilled with the idea of going on a date with you. If not, then take your fit, confident, gentlemanly booty out to meet someone new! Finally, remove the goal of sex from the forefront of your mind. The best sex is within a trusting, intimate and comforting relationship. This kind of relationship takes some time. If you rush her into the sack you will erase and destroy the connection you worked so hard to establish. Also, women can smell desperation a mile away and will avoid you like the plague! | MICHELLE MACBAIN |

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CONTACT FivE q’s: // Bridget marquardt and fallon thompson
> Two People. Five Questions. See how they stack up. Bridget Marquardt

Fallon Thompson

I would like to trade lives with a guy. let’s say a guy like George Cloony. I would want to be a sought-after guy. I’d want to know what it feels like to have all the girls wanting you. I never leave without my cell phone. If I drive away without it, I have a panic attack and rush back. If I don’t have it, I feel vulnerable. What if my car breaks down? I would want to be something that has a scary element but is still sexy. My favorite [costume] was when I dressed as a corpse bride. I wore a corseted wedding dress that was falling apart so it was sexy with a lot of leg and cleavage. There are 17 costumes in my new line, including a pirate, gypsy, french maid, peacock and sexy mermaid. There’s even a Hef costume. I’d probably want to be a cat because they’re super independent, but they’re still pretty wise. A dog would be fun, but they rely on humans too much. You would have to hope that you have a loving family. I grew up in a small town but had 13 girl cousins about my age. Because I lived out in the country, it was hard to have friends over. So on the weekends, I would have my cousins over. Our goal was to stay up all night and watch scary movies. We never made it, but we tried.


Ryan Reynold’s girlfriend. Or Bill Self’s wife. I love Bill Self.


I never leave without my cell phone and of course, my KU ID. If I don’t have my phone, I feel really peaceful but at first, I feel naked. After about four hours, I’m like “wow, it’s nice not to talk to people.”


I would go as a Power Ranger because I’d have super sweet powers. I actually dressed up as the pink Power Ranger last year.


I would want to come back as a dove because I think that they’re really peaceful and pretty. My favorite memoryis probably getting Barney’s videotapes weekly because I was in his fan club. Those little brown packages were like Christmas every week. | TAYlOR lEWIS |


CATCH OF THE WEEK // Claire mCfarland
> A weekly peek at a fish in the KU sea.
HOBBIES: I enjoy singing, playing guitar and wreaking havoc on Murphy Hall. TURN-ONS: I like funny, tall boys who aren’t afraid to make the first move. TURN-OFFS: Douchebags and guys who think they’re the hottest thing in town. WHAT SEALS THE DEAL: If a guy can make me laugh. WORST POSSIBLE DATE: Sitting in silence at a crowded restaurant. That’s way too awkward. IN ONE WORD, SHE IS: Saucy. WHY SHE’S A CATCH: Because I’m too hot to handle. Plus, I’m newly single and ready to mingle! Contributed photo YEAR: Senior HOMETOWN: Kansas City, Mo. MAJOR: Music Therapy INTERESTED IN: Men Follow Claire on Twitter: @Romper822

HOW WE MET // Joanne morando and Ben miCek
> All great relationships had to start somewhere.
Spanish class and baby ducks don’t have much in common. However, they did spark a relationship between Joanne Morando and Ben Micek. Three years ago, Morando, a senior from Minneapolis, noticed a “caliente” boy on the first day of her Spanish class. This boy turned out to be Micek, an alumnus from Omaha, who was a junior at the time. “He was really cute, but I thought ‘no way.’ I didn’t expect anything from it,” Morando says. Micek ended up not coming to class the rest of the week. When he finally returned, Morando decided to make the first move. “I was relieved she broke the ice and I didn’t have to,” Micek says. They started walking back from class together. That’s where Morando says they really started talking. “One day we were talking about how he had gotten these baby ducks as pets. I told him I wanted to see them, so that was the first time we ever hung out,” Morando says. The baby ducks weren’t great pets, but Micek says they worked as the perfect pickup line for Morando. “She’s the only girl I ever attempted the baby ducks line on,” Micek says. “I’m not surprised it worked because seriously, who hates baby ducks?” The couple has been dating for almost two and a half years. Sadly, Micek has since gotten rid of the ducks. | CHRISTINE CURTIN |


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Contributed photo Quack, Quack: After meeting in Spanish class, Micek used a pick-up line about baby ducks on Morando.


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MANUAL Doing Without// ShoeS
> Absence makes the heart grow...?
If you don’t normally walk around barefoot, my advice is not to start now. Most of us couldn’t imagine a life without shoes, so I decided to give it a shot. After two and a half hours of walking around Jayhawk Boulevard, getting thorns stuck in my heel, and attempting to maneuver around glass shards, my feet were on fire! When I was a kid, I could run up and down my block barefoot while running over acorns and sticks like it was nothing. Those days are obviously long gone. It took everything I had in me to last as long as I did. However, there are some barefoot daredevils on campus that aren’t affected at all by the 130-degree sidewalks, thorn bushes or glass shards. Tim Clark, a junior from Lawrence who is known among his friends as “Barefoot Tim,” goes barefoot everywhere he can. He even says there’s a barefoot season. Whenever the weather gets up to about 50 degrees, Tim says it’s time to take his shoes off. He says nothing compares to really feeling where you’re walking on a daily basis. Going barefoot, believe it or not, can actually be good for you in some ways. According to Patty Quinlan, the nursing supervisor at Watkins Memorial Health Center, going without shoes can strengthen your legs from the knees down and improve your overall posture. On the other hand, Quinlan adds, fungi, lacerations, puncture wounds and blisters are the downside to going barefoot. With my feet still burning as I finish this article, I’d advise you to keep your soles covered. | CHRIS NEAL |

EssEntial lifE skills// Changing a flat tire > In case of emergency, read quickly.
the jack and hit you,” Rizza says. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or have a flat for the first time, Betty Oliva, AAA spokesperson, says to follow these steps to change your tire safely: 1. Pull over on a level surface free of gravel or sand that could cause your car to move. Put your car in park, turn on your hazard lights, and check your owner’s manual for any instructions specific to your type of vehicle. 2. Place a tire block or rock behind the Photo by Katie James opposite wheel to keep your car from shifting. You’re driving along, when suddenly you Remove the hubcap if possible. 3. Loosen the lug nuts or bolts on the wheel begin to hear the distinctive thud of a flat tire. slightly. Jack up the car and take the damaged What do you do? wheel off, replacing it with the spare. Don’t panic. It’s relatively easy to change 4. Tighten the lug nuts in a cross pattern a tire. Two of the most important things to do are turn on your hazard lights and make sure and lower the car back to the ground. “Keep in mind that some spare tires may not be a your car is in park, says Luke Rizza, a junior full-size functional tire. Some have speed from Hesston. “You also want to block the opposite tire with a rock or tire block, so if for limitations and are just designed to get you to a repair shop,” Oliva says. some reason the car moves, it won’t fall off | KATIE JAMES |

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The girl drowning in her KU tee and sweatpants, the slave to logos, the guy still in his pajamas at 2 p.m., the brave soul who trekked up Mount Oread in 3-inch heels and that student who dresses nicer than some professors: just a few of the fashions spotted on the Jayhawk Boulevard catwalk. Okay, so campus is no runway and clothes might be the least of your worries, but did you ever stop to consider what your appearance says about you?

Dress Evolves
From couture gowns to cotton t-shirts, history plays a part in everyone’s clothing, says Bernard Kahn, professor at Parsons and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. While a plethora of factors, such as your interests, occupation and mood influence what you wear, social norms throughout history have created the dress codes we know today. Contemporary rules of dress, especially professional attire, stem from 1700s Puritanical norms in which people felt they had a certain standard in terms of what to wear. “There was always a differentiation between the way wealthy people dressed and the way poor people dressed,” Kahn says. “People who were in business either emulated or were, in fact wealthy, so it was really the socioeconomic influence that gave us the image of what a business person should look like in terms of the clothing they would wear.”

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That standard carried through the 1800s and developed along with business during the Industrial Age. People who sought success or were successful continued wanting to emulate a look that reflected their wealth or social status, establishing what we consider acceptable business wear. This standard continued until the 1990s when “business casual” kicked the dress code down a notch in many offices, replacing suit-and-tie attire with a more day-to-night wardrobe. Even outside of the office, Drew Downing, a senior from Overland Park, stays true to business casual attire with a closet full of button-downs, dress pants, chino shorts and polos in an array of colors. After a childhood of private school blazers and a mother who dressed him well, Downing says his greatest style influence came from two internships he did between high school and college. Working in an office every day at 18, he adhered to the historic business wear standard, dressing the part of a businessman. The career influence on Downing’s wardrobe made him feel more mature and he’s become accustomed to dressing professionally for any occasion, be it work, hanging out with friends or going to class. “I always feel better when I’m well dressed,” Downing says. “I feel more confident speaking up in lectures; whereas, if I look like shit, I probably won’t call out or draw attention to myself.”


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Dress Speaks
Downing’s belief that his outfit expresses how much he cares about himself, the occasion and even others, also influences his dress. Professor Kahn supports the KU student’s theory, stating that fashion is largely a means of self-expression, and that the clothes we wear reflect the way we see ourselves. From the color of your shirt to the type of shoe on your foot, your clothes send a message about you, whether you intend it or not, says Ryan Milner, communication studies graduate teaching assistant at KU. He has worn skate shoes since age 13, which might tell people he’s a skateboarder; however, Milner’s never skated a day in his life. Regardless of his skating experience, he values wearing the shoes as a marker of who he is and the subculture he identifies with. In addition to conveying how we see ourselves, says Milner, our clothes speak to how we feel we fit in with others, and how they perceive our character, credibility and investment in them. “Appearance is strongly tied to ethos, so I always tell my students when they’re giving a speech that they need to dress just a smidge better than their audience,” Milner says. “Not so far above that they’re alienating them, but not below them to where they don’t have credibility.” Tom Beaver, De Soto senior, echoes Milner’s classroom advice with his philosophy on dress. Beaver’s casual graphic t-shirt, jeans and boots contrast the stereotypical preppy, business casual attire of the fraternity to which he belongs. Dressing apart from what Beaver calls his “fratty” roots allows him to branch out and associate with people outside of the Greek system. “I dressed fratty my first two years of college, but last year, I just stopped giving a crap,” Beaver says. “I’ve made friends with people who might not have talked to me if I was wearing the typical polo and boat shoes.” To offset the Greek stereotype (and perhaps give him one less thing to worry about each day) Beaver intentionally dresses to say, “I don’t care about what I wear.” He believes college students’ lives are hectic and a put-together outfit isn’t a priority for everyone. If students go to class in pajamas or athletic clothes, it doesn’t reflect their professionalism. Even if Beaver’s dress — or any student’s — inaccurately represents his professionalism, appearance still says something to others and makes an impression, says Margaret Miele, psychologist and professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. “I look differently at a student coming from an internship or work who is dressed well and professionally than I do at someone who comes to class in her pajamas,” says Miele. “It sets up a different dynamic between you and classmates, and also you and your instructor.” Even if you’re just staying home all day and you have a few things to take care of, you’re a very different person if you stay in your pajamas than if you had gotten dressed, says Miele. You’re different in terms of how much you accomplish, how much energy you generate and your mood. Whether or not a person takes the time to groom him or herself each day can be indicative of a person’s mental health. Emily Lyle, a sophomore from Overland Park, might be an exception. She’s healthy and doesn’t care much about getting ready or what she wears unless she’s going out on weekends or to an important occasion. The rest of time, she sports an effortless combination of t-shirts, sweats or leggings. “If I’m just waking up and going to class or running errands, what I have on doesn’t really faze me,” Lyle says. “If I’m in tight jeans and an uncomfortable shirt, it distracts me, so I prefer to wear something comfortable so I’m more focused.” Not every sweatpants advocate or person who regularly wears pajama pants to class will be fazed by how they dress, says Jennifer Baumgartner, fashion psychologist and author of “You are What You Wear” (available Dec. 2011). In working with such clients (people with healthy self-perceptions), she challenges them to step it up. “Plenty of people who walk around in sweatpants, especially [on a college campus], and are fine psychologically and feel great about themselves, but even then I would say ‘Aren’t you worth a little more than that?” Baumgartner says. “’Why not match the outside to the inside? Then people will look at you the way you see yourself internally.’” While Baumgartner prioritizes working internally and focusing on psychological health before making wardrobe changes, she says clothing’s effect on people makes changes possible externally, but those changes are often temporary. Makeover shows capitalize on such a transformation, improving the way someone sees herself through a new appearance and wardrobe. Even though the effects might not be long-term, Baumgartner says it’s a useful strategy for everyone, especially college students.

Dress the Part
College years can be the most difficult years of your life. The transitions from high school to freshman year, and then from the last semesters of college to the workforce subject students to changes in identity and increasing responsibilities. If you want to feel more mature or a part of the adult workforce, you have to dress the part. “You’re kind of trapped between two places and then the expectations the world has on you become much harder very quickly,” Baumgartner says. “You can use your wardrobe to facilitate a shift that doesn’t feel so drastic, and it’s quite effective if used well.” Katie Brown, stylist from Kansas City, says the importance of first impressions is reason enough to dress the part every day. First impressions and judgments are made within the first 10 seconds of meeting someone, so that’s 10 seconds to showcase yourself. The lasting impact of what your appearance says about you sets the tone for relationships and is a determinant in if you get that internship, reference or job. Not only does Gwen Cooke, 22-year-old alumna from Flossmoor, Ill., feel better when she’s put together, but the notion of first impressions also motivates her to look sharp every day. She acknowledges it’s a college campus and many people couldn’t care less about how they look — she, too, didn’t care her first two years of school — but Cooke says the change comes along with a bit of maturity and looking at school as her job. “You start to take pride in the way you look and present yourself because you never know who you’re going to meet or what professor will be able to help you later on,” Cooke says. “If you make a good impression every day in class, it says a lot about you and I think that will translate when professors are recommending you and speaking on your behalf.” Clothes may not make the man or woman, but they certainly add a finishing touch.

Dress Affects
In addition to the unfavorable impression it makes on others, wearing what you sleep in to class can also affect how well you function. Not taking the time to put yourself together before work or school can cause you to have a slightly different demeanor than if you put effort into it. Miele parallels the classroom with the philosophy behind “casual Friday.” The idea was that if people dressed down, then they’d be more productive because they’d be comfortable; but the reality was that people were less productive because the comfortable clothes made for a less-productive mindset. “We all have a tendency to fall into it — we get overtired or extremely busy — but when that happens, just throwing something on is sending a message to yourself that you’re not really caring and you’re too tired,” Miele says. “I think it has a self-fulfilling prophesy in terms of not just physically attending class, but being cognitively present, and perhaps how well you take notes and what you take away from that class that day.”

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What inspires the outfits of KU students and what do their clothes say about them?

Leonard Berryman, a senior from Oakland, Cali. Spotted: Wescoe Beach He says that his outfits shows that he didn’t wake up on time. He likes to dress comfortably, so he just throws something on. “Who wants to look fly for grades?”

John Reynolds, a graduate student from Stoney Pointe, NY Spotted: Wescoe John’s preppy J.Crew wardrobe takes him from being in class to teaching class as a G.T.A. The slim-legged chinos and a colorful contrasting tie show his personal style. “I’ll sometimes dress like a bearded lumberjack.”

Maggie Hartman, a senior from Shawnee Spotted: Wescoe Beach “Everything I wear is comfortable, cheap and kind of fancy.” Maggie likes a tomboy flare and she’s a sucker for vintage pieces, especially dresses and skirts.

Carley Bossemeyer, a junior from Salina Spotted: Fraser Hall Carley added personal touches to her top hat with lace and a piece she made in her metals clas. Mixing black and blue, sporting goggle shades and making lace look edgy, she calls her style “steampunk,” a sub-genre of sci-fi.

Olivia Penn, a senior from Topeka Spotted: Stauffer-Flint “My oufit is the epitome of casual Friday.” Olivia kicked her comfortable pairing of leggings and a cotton v-neck up a notch with blingin’ sandals.

Yungshen Fong, a junior from Chengdu, China Spotted: Frasier Hall Yungshen says he likes to dress fashionable. He puts a personal spin on trendy pieces, like a plaid Abercrombie & Fitch buttondown, by wearing brightly colored Adidas sneakers.


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HEALTH Good for you bad for you > Sometimes it’s hard to tell. // Whitening Your teeth
better options for bad situations
> If you’re going to do it, be smart.
Instead of grabbing a coffee or energy drink next time you’re stressed and have to study, think again. There are certain foods that are not only healthy for you, but also help reduce stress levels. “It’s important to eat foods that contain protein, complex carbohydrates and Omega-3 fatty acids in each meal or snack you eat,” says Rachel Barkley, Associate Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition at KU Medical Center. Complex carbohydrates prompt the brain to produce more serotonin, the chemical that keeps you calm. They keep you full longer because they contain fiber, Barkley says. Oatmeal is a good example. Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent surges of stress hormones and protect against heart disease. Tuna, salmon, almonds, and avocados contain Omega-3 fatty acids. “Portion size is important because these foods contain fat,” Barkley says. Bright-colored fruits and vegetables like blueberries, oranges, and spinach are loaded with phytochemicals, Barkley says. “They’re

The quest for a whiter, brighter smile is everywhere. Nearly every toothpaste on the market offers some type of whitening agent on the package. But before you layer on the whitening strips, look to see if you’re getting what you paid for. Toothpaste, mouthwashes and chewing gum all offer benefits of contributing to whiter teeth. Imagine waking up, brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste, swirling around a whitening mouthwash, chewing whitening gum in between meals, and then coming home to put whitening strips on, only to repeat it the next day? For some who have tried this method, these products didn’t live up to their

expectations. Amanda Lehner, a senior from Cheney, Ks., used whitening strips because she was looking for a quick and easy way to get whiter teeth, but after a few boxes she quit using them because she wasn’t noticing results. Steven Frost, a senior from Topeka, is a dental assistant at the Douglas County Dental Clinic in Lawrence. He says that some products aren’t all they claim to be. “Toothpastes are especially notorious for this, as many claim to be whitening and actually don’t.” Look at the active ingredients of the toothpaste. If the only active ingredient is “Sodium Fluoride,” chances are that it’s not going to do much to whiten your teeth. Frost doesn’t discourage the use of whitening products, but he does recommend doing research before buying a product. Verdict: Bad for you if the product wasn’t researched. | Bre Roach |

//StreSS-reducing FoodS
good for you because they fight off a lot of serious conditions, like heart disease, cancer and diabetes.” Dana Wilensky, a junior from Plymouth, Minn., says she is usually under stress about twice a week since her tests are around the same time. Wilensky says she drinks a coffee each morning and sometimes later in the day when she is under stress and needs to study. Sugary carbohydrates give you rapid increases in blood sugar and can later cause you to crash. Therefore, it is important to eat complex carbs,which will stay with you longer, Barkley says. | KYLIE NUTT |

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ViTamin waTer
| CHRISTY NUTT | Photo by Chris Neal Stay thirsty:With so many options available, there’s a type of water for everyone. Some hate it, some can’t get enough of it, but we all need it to survive: water. The good news for you water-haters out there is that water has moved beyond the basic tap to a place that is both hip and tasty. Supermarkets and vending machines offer trendy water alternatives to anyone willing to fork over a couple dollar bills. But what do the experts have to say about the newest forms of H2O? With catchy flavor names like stur-D, power-C and revive, as well as a long list of added vitamins in every bottle, Vitamin Water seems like a hip and healthy form of hydration. But what does Glaceau not want you to know about their product? Aaron Boos, owner of Lawrence Nutrition Center, says products like Vitamin Water have huge, in-your-face marketing campaigns that make consumers think the products are healthy water replacements without considering the sugar or carbohydrates they contain. “All of these products have their place, but there is no replacement for water,” Boos says. Liss says she tried Vitamin Water once but was not a fan. “It seems like a total gimmick. You don’t need to do much more to water than just let it be what it already is,” Liss says. What about those added vitamins? Those have to be good for you, right? Chapman says Vitamin Water distributors want you to believe that you are not getting the needed vitamins from your diet so you must get them from water, but this is not true. Chapman says, in general Americans are over nourished not under nourished, and the additional sugar and calories only add to problems with obesity and diabetes.

The imporTance of hydraTion
Many students experienced the importance of hydration this summer with extended heat advisories and soaring temperatures in Lawrence. After all, up to 60 percent of the human body consists of water. Proper hydration helps relieve headaches, fights fatigue, promotes healthy digestion, and assists in optimal muscle function and organ function. Keeping hydrated also helps promote healthy skin and hair. Dr. Matthew Buxton of Free State Dermatology in Lawrence says drinking water keeps liquids mobile in the body and helps assist oil pores to lubricate hair and skin. Is anyone else feeling thirsty all of a sudden? Before you dump out your coffee and pour a glass of ice cold water, consider new research that challenges the notion that adults need eight to 12 glasses of water each day. Ann Chapman, a registered dietitian in Lawrence, says the latest study suggests that people don’t have to drink all twelve glasses of actual water because a large majority of our water intake comes from food. Fruits and vegetables can consist of up to 90 percent water, and when consumed can count toward your daily water intake. Watermelons and cucumbers are particularly high in water content. Chapman says even those once forbidden caffeinated beverages, such as coffee and soda, help hydrate the body. Mallory Liss, a senior from Lawrence, says she really likes water but only drink half of the 12 glass daily that use to be recommended. “I drink at least 5 glasses a day,” Liss says.

Abby thill, a senior from ellinwood kan., Says she loves water and sometimes craves it. Recently thill began adding a wedge of lemon to her water for an extra zing. Compare the nutritional facts of an 8 oz glass of water that has a quarter wedge of lemon with nutritional facts of other popular beverages.

Lemon Water 8oz Calories 5

CoConut muLti-V orange Water Water gatorade 8oz 8oz 8oz 30 50 50

CoCaCoLa 8oz 100

coconuT waTer
The hottest new way to hydrate comes from the slightly sour liquid found in unripe coconuts called coconut water. This fat-free, cholesterol-free beverage is advertised as being the ultimate sports drink made by nature. Coconut water distributors such as: Vita Coco, ZICO and O.N.E., say their products are packed with electrolytes, potassium and vitamin C. Chapman says because coconut water contains electrolytes, it can help the body recover after exercise or illness. Chapman also says some research suggests that coconut water can help lower risks for heart attacks and lower blood pressure, but she acknowledges that the scientific studies are very limited because coconut water is a relatively new product.




















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NOTICE What it’s like // to fight a mixed martial arts match
> We know you’re curious ...
| by AlEx GrANdsOulT As TOld TO MATT GAllOwAy | On Sept. 18, 2010, Alex Grandsoult, a junior from Derby, won his first and only mixed martial arts match by submission with a triangle choke 57 seconds into the second round. The contest was held at Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City, Mo., and featured Kansas fighters against Missouri fighters. Grandsoult is also a member of the school’s Jiu Jitsu club and cheerleading squad. when you’re growing up, people always tell you never to hit anybody and to be nice. but there I was, in the middle of a ring with all my friends and family shouting, “beat his ass! beat his ass!” Every time I hit him, the crowd got louder and louder. It was kind of like a culture shock. It felt like a dream. Having your parents encourage you to hit someone in the face is weird. really weird. The prefight feeling was awful. It really was. I wrestled all through high school and learned very early on that if you get hyped up before the fight, you will have no energy left for the fight itself. so, on the drive to the building, we listened to nice, relaxing music. when I got backstage I isolated myself and tried not to think about the match. before the bout — and this is the part that sucks — the dude that you’re about to fight is right there in the same area as you warming up. There was a lot of tension in the room until the promoter called my name. The advice I was given was to listen to my headphones until I got down to the ring. I put on a really angry song,“switchback” by Celldweller, and when I decided that wasn’t angry enough, I switched to a sevendust track. I took the headphones off and heard everyone screaming. I saw my opponent on the other side and started to think of all the evil things in the world and everyone who had pissed me off in the past. My opponent wasn’t physically intimidating. I knew as soon as I saw him that I was going to win. you can tell by looking into somebody’s eyes if they’re trying to look

Contributed photo scary or if they actually are. The kid was shifting back and forth, trying to stare at me, and I just smiled. I said “you are going to hate this.” Then the bell rang. I wrestled all through high school, and for some dumbass reason, my corner kept yelling, “Jab! Jab! Jab!” so I spent the first two-and-a-half minutes getting hit in the face. The kid hit like a kitten, but it was annoying. I had enough room in my corner so I just took him down. I grabbed his shoulders, stepped in front of him and threw him over my leg, which tripped him. As soon as the fight hit the mat, he had no right to be there with me. I trapped him early in the second round and made him submit with a triangle choke. Half the crowd erupted and the Missouri half booed. someone told me if you win a fight, you have about 10 to 15 seconds to be the biggest douchebag on the planet. you can say and do whatever you want, so I did. I went up to the Missouri side and put on a shirt with a Jayhawk humping a Tiger and said, “look at this!” They hated that. I stopped after 10 seconds; it was time for me to be a gentleman again. I still have a dent in my shin from kicking his hipbone so hard. I was sore for about a month. but I think I might do it again someday. Just not during the school year.

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A picture really is worth 1,000 words

Geotagging: The Stalker’s Dream?
Approximately one in four stalker victims have reported some type of cyberstalking, according to a 2009 study by the Department of Justice. These statistics were reported before Foursquare was founded. You can see why people might be skeptical to lay out their daily routine online. SUA advisor Michelle Compton is involved with at least five social networking sites, three of which are location-based sites. Locationbased social networking sites are not necessarily a problem, Compton says. Geotagging, however, can create problems for those of us unaware of its existence in smartphones. Geotagging is the storage of locationbased data on various media. The exact longitude and latitude of where a photo was taken can be traced. Simply posting pictures from your smartphone to your Twitter account can put you in danger. Compton is aware that she can be located through photo data, but posts photos on the web regardless. “I’m not somebody you are going to want to steal from,” Compton says. “I don’t have anything.”

by Ben Jackson and Larry Pesce, worked on ception that checking-in on Foursquare means a project in May 2010 to prove to individuals everyone can see where you have been. that posting even the menial aspects of their On the site, the privacy policy emphasizes lives,like what they had for lunch,through phothat only friends you approve can view your tos could lead to cyberstalking. Jackson and Pesce use programs to extract data from pho- check-ins. “I think people are afraid of getting tos. Then they post the location of whoever they Foursquare because they think they can eashave “stalked” on their website. According to ily be stalked,” Fillmore says. “However, if you their site, they hope to “get enough exposure to decide to connect your Foursquare account to the problem so that [they] can start to curb its your Twitter account, anyone online has access to this information.” continued use.” Fillmore rarely tweets his Foursquare checkOn, Jackson and Pesce ins. Only recently has he tweeted them to keep explain that most smartphones have GPS locating technology built inside. Very few people are up with KU’s Foursquare campaign. It never hurts to check your privacy settings aware that their location will be on the web for anyone to see each time they post a photo. The to make sure that not just anyone can view your easiest way to fix this is disabling the geotag- profile on any social media. You never know ging feature from your phone instructions are who might come across your name and start skimming your information or get a hold of a shown on photo. Bottom line: don’t make it easy. Austin Karp, a freshman from Boca Raton, Fl., is very active on his account on Foursquare but like many students, he had no idea that he could be located through posting photos from his phone. Knowing this did bother him.

What Stalkers can determine from analyzing photos:
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Foursquare is not the problem

There are numerous social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Google +, Goalla, and Yelp. Andrew Fillmore, a senior from Belle Plaine, uses all of these sites. As a strategic communications major and SUA member, he tries to keep up with the latest social media. His latest obsession: Foursquare. Foursquare is a location-based social networking site where users can “check-in” with their smart phone or through SMS at different locations and share their location with friends Proving The Point: Protect Yourself while gaining points and virtual badges. Foursquare has taken off, now with more than 10 Not everyone is as digitally confident as million users worldwide. But with the birth of Foursquare in 2009 came Compton., a website founded the birth of stalking fears. It’s a common miscon-

“Approximately one in four stalker victims have reported some type of cyberstalking.”
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out & About //

> Random people. Random answers
| drew wiLLe |


kArA Lewis LiberAL, Ks. | junior
Party dip. It’s delicious!

Luke rAnker eLLsworth, Ks. | junior
Dr. Pepper. I drink it all the time, everywhere.

Preston DetermAn hoLton, Ks. | senior
Brats. They’re simply better than those wimpy hotdogs.

robbie Jeronimus LenexA | senior
Burgers. They’re really easy to cook.

whitney stArr emPoriA | senior
Hot dogs. They’re cheap and ridiculously easy to make!

sAm AnieLLo denver | senior
Beer. It makes sports that much more enjoyable.

scene & heArD // White ChoColAte
> New places. New faces.
if skateboards and skate gear are your type of candy, then white Chocolate is your sweet spot. Located at 933 mass. st., white Chocolate has provided a variety of skateboarding musthaves, ranging from skate decks to apparel, since 2009. not only is white Chocolate a great place to check out the latest skate merchandise, but it’s also a great place to hang out. “it’s a place where i hope people aren’t judged. i guess i can’t speak for everyone, but the vibe i want to send is openness, an inclusive vibe,” says rod smith, owner of white Chocolate. “we have a dedicated area that allows individuals to sit down & watch videos, read magazines or just doodle on a piece of scrap paper.” besides being a skateboard shop with a laidback atmosphere, white Chocolate is also a place where social events are held. “we’ve had a few video premieres, a few art shows, some in conjunction with Final Fridays, and a few live djs,” smith says. don’t be fooled, though; white Chocolate isn’t just for skateboarders. “i go to white Chocolate often. i’ve bought a pair of Authentics (a type of shoe) per season there for the last several years,” ricky brown, a senior from norman, ok., says. “even though i no longer skate, it feels like skate shoes should be bought from a skate shop,” whether you’re a skateboarder or not, stop by white Chocolate next time you’re downtown. | drew wiLLe |

moVie reView // Another eArth
>Hollywood hits, indie flicks and everything inbetween.
science fiction often sets itself in faraway worlds so it can better explain the one we live in. “Another earth” uses the backdrop of a second earth, forcing the main character to wonder what another world would be like if she was able to fix her mistake. rhoda williams (brit marling) looks into the sky and dreams of traveling to the moon, stars and beyond, and for a moment, the universe seems to grant her special credence. rhoda, with her mind in the sky, isn’t paying attention as she collides head-on with the vehicle driven by successful composer john burroughs (william mapother). the accident kills burroughs’ son and wife, and puts him in a coma. Questions like, “where did this earth come from” and “why isn’t there any mention of tides being affected,” are never answered. this might take away from viewers who aren’t able to suspend their disbelief, but director mike Cahill isn’t concerned with these details. released from her four-year stint in jail, rhoda goes to burroughs’ house to apologize, but as he stumbles to the door (out of his coma but still feeling the effects), she balks under the moment and offers a “trial cleaning” of his house instead. he accepts, and it gives rhoda the cathartic experience that may rid her of her guilt. Cahill uses too much hand-held camera for a meditative film like this, but the end result is a movie that is resourceful in its small budget. marling gives a soft and subtle performance, essential since she is in every scene. the problem with this film is that it doesn’t fit a genre very well; the romance that brews is unsettling, so it doesn’t work as a typical date movie. And the sci-fi aspects aren’t a driving force of the narrative. |jArod KiLGore |

Photo by Drew Wille

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I walked into the house less than 15 seconds ago and already my Dad has handed me a stack of extensive “research” on law schools. He thinks that Googling a law school gives him makes him an expert on the subject. I can’t help but roll my eyes and sigh heavily. “I’m just applying to different places, Dad, not making a final decision. I’ve been researching schools for hours. Please just drop it.” “Do you know how much tuition costs at Iowa? It’s over $42,000 a year. KU is the logical choice. It doesn’t make sense for you to apply….” Suddenly, I can’t take anymore of his “logic.” I can feel my face flush and the anger rise up my throat and spill out of my mouth. I’m screaming now. “How dare you even imply I’m not taking this seriously! It literally consumes my thoughts! You just can’t handle even the idea of me leaving you! That’s all this is!” The rest of the confrontation is a blur as we hurl accusations back and forth and the insults intensify. I make it a point to slam the door as hard as I can as I storm out of the house. What a lovely visit home. That was the typical outcome of conversations — or rather screaming matches — with my Dad as I was applying for law school. Deciding a future life path is complicated enough without having a meddling father. You see, I’m an only child. I didn’t have the experience of deciding where to go for college. It was pretty much predetermined before my birth that I would follow in my parents’ footsteps and become a Jayhawk. So potentially leaving home was a whole new frontier for me. My Dad and I are two very different people. I love traveling and don’t get homesick, one of the reasons exploring law schools away from home was an attractive option. He couldn’t understand that. He’s someone who stayed within 30 miles of where he was born and he never intends to leave. Even though I’m only 30 minutes away, my Dad still misses me intensely. Imagine what hours would do to him. As I applied to law schools other than KU, my Dad’s idea of KU Law as the best, and only, option intensified. His “research” of schools consisted of biased Google searches that only explored the pitfalls of all other schools. KU stood alone as the most logical, convenient, and of course, cheapest choice. I’d excitedly tell my Dad about ways I’d learned to defray the high tuition rates at Iowa, or about the school in California where I’d gotten a hefty scholarship. His response was silence, then a grunt.

“Hmm.” “Isn’t that exciting, Dad? “ I had no idea you had gotten a scholarship there.” “Dad, that’s not true. I told you about it the other day.” “Well I don’t know anything about it! It was evident that there was more going on than just an aversion to high costs. I asked my mom one day why he couldn’t support my decision. “As a parent, from day one you’re preparing your kids to leave the nest,” she said. “You have to prepare them, and yourself, for when they inevitably start their own life. Your Dad hasn’t come to terms with you leaving yet.” And so the dilemma. As I tried to make this decision for myself, my Dad pressured me to decide on KU not simply for his aforementioned “logical” reasoning, but because he was afraid. He was afraid of losing his little girl. This fear had manifested itself in ugly fights and lackluster responses at the news of my acceptance at other schools. It wasn’t that my Dad wasn’t proud of me, or didn’t have faith that I could make the decision on my own. He was simply clinging onto his daughter. With a clearer understanding of where he was coming from, I asked him one day about why he was pressuring me to choose KU. “Dad, all logical reasoning aside, do you think you might be favoring KU because it’s the closest school?” A long pause. “I think that’s certainly a possibility, yes.” “I need you to understand that this is ultimately my life and my decision. I just want your support, but I honestly don’t feel I have it unless I choose KU.” Another prolonged silence. “I’ll try my hardest to have an open mind.” And there it was; the subtle admission I had been waiting for. We had tentatively climbed onto the elephant in the room. It was the first conversation we’d had about law school that didn’t involve yelling. After that, my Dad made a conscious effort to temper his enthusiasm for KU. He let me do my own research and visit other schools. Most importantly, he listened when I talked. After a too-good-to-be-true scholarship offer from KU, my Dad got his wish and I enrolled at KU Law. But I didn’t make the decision for him. I made it because it was the best choice for me.


Contributed photo There’s no manual for making the transition from child to adult. There’s not a formula telling you the sudden instant you — not your parents — have control over your life. It’s an individual process and it’s clear that my Dad and I have a slower pace. But maybe now we’ll have a better understanding of each other and my Dad can start to let go. I realize now that instead of severing the ties — or rather the rope — that binds us together, I’m going to have to cut it one string at a time. After all, I am an only child and my Daddy’s only little girl.

| Becky Howlett |


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