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Downtown Lawrence and the surrounding area was designated as a cultural district as of Feb. 12, 2013. The Lawrence Cultural
Arts Commission proposed the change with hopes to link important sites downtown with sites in the Warehouse district.
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Sexually active women have
used more birth control than in
the past, according to a study
conducted by the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention this
Te survey of 12,000 women
from 2006 to 2010 found 99 per-
cent of sexually active women
ages 15 to 44 have used contracep-
tives in their lifetimes, largely the
same since 2002. Te use of emer-
gency contra-
ceptives in the
form of Plan B,
Preven or other
pills, however,
has more than
“It’s sort of a
comfort thing
— knowing that
you do have this
backup plan,
this Plan B, to prevent an unwant-
ed pregnancy,” Haley Miller said.
Miller, a senior from Kingman,
believes that all women should be
educated about and made aware
of birth control options. Con-
traceptives, she said, should be
accessible to all women who are
sexually active.
“Te increasing number of
women who are using it as birth
control is refective of how much
birth control is talked about in
our society and women not hav-
ing access to more reliable forms
of contraceptives: the pill, con-
doms, what have you,” Miller said.
“It needs to open up a larger dis-
cussion about more efective and
long-term types of birth control.”
While 11 percent of women
ages 15 to 44 surveyed said they
have used the morning-afer pill,
a staggering 25 percent of women
in their early 20s have. Half of
these women said they used the
morning-afer pill, which must
be taken within the frst fve days
afer having unprotected sex. Of
surveyed women who have used
the morning-afer pill, 59 percent
say they have only used it once.
Emergency contraceptives pre-
vent pregnancy
by inhibiting
the egg from
becoming fer-
tilized: morn-
ing-afer pills
delay ovulation
or thicken cer-
vical mucus so
sperm cannot
move to meet
the egg.
Te federal
health care law, efective for all
new health insurance plans as of
August 2012, requires health in-
surers and employers to include
birth control in their health in-
surance plans. Despite political
controversy, the law applies to
emergency contraceptives when
prescribed by a doctor. Te morn-
ing-afer pill, however, is generally
purchased over-the-counter.
“You just take the morning-afer
pill for an emergency protection,”
said Mark Smith, a pharmacist
When Abby Petrulis visits
Massachusetts Street, she’s on the
lookout for something unique
and exciting, like a quirky shop,
vintage store or one-of-a-kind
“It’s always alive. There’s always
something going on,” she said.
“There’s simply no place like it.”
Petrulis, a freshman from
Olathe, is one of many who feel
this way. It’s a proven fact that
Lawrence is a unique college
town. In fact, it’s one of the top
ten in the nation according to the
American Institute for Economic
Recently, the downtown area
gained another prominent dis-
tinction as a local cultural area.
The area, spanning east from
Kentucky Street to the Burroughs
Creek Trail, includes Massachu-
setts Street, the city library, South
Park, Watkins Museum and other
The Lawrence Cultural Arts
Commission proposed the des-
ignation, and the Lawrence City
Commission approved it Feb. 12.
Dianne Stod-
dard, city liaison
for the Cultural
Arts Commis-
sion, said that
this will be able
to bring money
into the city
and arts center
by way of grant
“A lot of
grants that are at the national
level are looking for unique syn-
ergies with geographic areas and
this kind of designation is an ex-
ample of that,” she said.
Stoddard said the ambient
shopping district, various muse-
ums and art-related organizations
already draw tourist activity into
Lawrence. The designation will
be a springboard for more mar-
keting and tourism efforts.
The combination of art and
business is also a distinguish-
ing feature of
downtown. On
the last Friday
of every month,
at an event aptly
named Final Fri-
days, businesses
downtown host
different exhibi-
tions and galler-
Final Fridays
is only one example, Lawrence al-
ready has unique cultural assets.
Naming the area as a cultural
district will unify downtown and
create more opportunities.
“Not all college towns have
stabbing in oliver Hall
leads to student’s arrest
A University student, Alec Shaneles,
was arrested as a suspect in connection
to a stabbing incident in Oliver Hall.
The KU Public Safety Offce received
a call Tuesday morning at 2:45 a.m.
reporting a fght in the north stairwell
of the residence hall. The police made
contact with the victim, a non-University
student, who suffered a cut to his lower
“He initially was not very cooperative
as far as information about what hap-
pened and who did it to him,” said Chris
Keary, Assistant Chief of Police for the
Keary said police were still able to
arrest Shaneles Tuesday afternoon on
one charge of aggravated battery. He is
being held on no bond, according to the
Douglas County Sheriff’s Offce.
The victim, whose name has not been
released, is being treated for his injuries
at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
“The wounds are not life threaten-
ing,” Keary said.
— Marshall Schmidt
Culture sHoCk
More women using
Plan B, study fnds
emily donovan
emma leGault
Downtown Lawrence designated local cultural district
tara bryant/kansan
A higher percentage of women use birth control than did in the past decade,
according to a study released this month by the Centers for Disease Control. The
survey of 12,000 women from 2006 to 2010 found that 99 percent of sexually
active women aged 15 to 44 have used contraceptives in their lifetimes, largely
the same since 2002. The use of emergency contraceptives in the form of Plan B
or other morning-after pills has more than doubled.

“It has a wide variety
of musical options and
places for that. It’s not like
your typical downtown.”
Freshman from Wichita

“It’s sort of a comfort
thing — knowing that you
do have this backup plan,
this Plan B, to prevent an
unwanted pregnancy.”
Senior from Kingman
see pill paGe 3
erin bremer/kansan
Establishing Downtown Lawrence as a local cultural area will bring tourism and
prestige to the downtown area, and has numerous benefts for local businesses and
the community.
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WHat: Student Senate Legislative
WHere: Kansas Union
WHen: 6 to 8 p.m.
about: Prospective bills must frst
go through the legislative cycle.
Committee meetings are open to all
WHat: Final Cut Pro X: The Funda-
WHere: Budig Media Lab
WHen: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
about: Are you a budding Spielberg
but don’t know how put a video
together? This workshop will teach
you the basics of the Final Cut Pro X
editing program.
WHat: Central American Film Showcase:
“La Yuma”
WHere: 100 Stauffer-Flint Hall
WHen: 7 to 9:30 p.m.
about: This flm tells the story of Yuma,
a poor but determined girl who aspires to
be a boxer.
WHat: SUA’s Chili Recipe Contest
WHere: Kansas Union lobby, level 4
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about: See judges award contest winners
on the best student-submitted chili reci-
pes. The winner will receive a $100 prize.
WHat: Cirque de Legume by Jamie
WHere: Lawrence Arts Center, 940
New Hampshire St.
WHen: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
about: Enjoy this one-night show at
the Lawrence Arts Center performed
by University alum Jamie Carswell’s
Irish comedy troupe.
WHat: Application for graduation
WHere: All University
WHen: All day
about: Make sure to apply today if
you plan to graduate this spring.
WHat: Spring Opening at the Spencer
WHen: 6 to 8 p.m.
WHere: Spencer Museum of Art
about: Check out the Spencer’s
newest exhibit, “An Errant Line: Ann
Hamilton / Cynthia Schira,” and
mingle with the artists.
WHat: Scholarship & BFA Audition -
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WHen: 1 to 4 p.m.
WHere: Robinson Center, 251
about: Think you’ve got the right
moves? Audition for scholarship
consideration and admittance to the
dance B.F.A. program.
Students qualify for
debate nationals
Melanie Campbell, senior,
and Amanda Gress, sophomore,
have qualified to compete at the
National Debate Tournament in
Ogden, Utah, March 28 toApril
2. This is the
46th consecu-
tive year that
the Univer-
sity of Kansas
will be repre-
sented at the
Campbel l
and Gress
won five of
six debates at
the Midwest
region quali-
fying tourna-
ment held Feb. 22-24. This is
the second year they have quali-
fied for the national tourna-
ment. At last year’s tournament,
they were the only team of two
women to compete.
“I very rarely see teams of two
women just because there are
not many females involved in
debate,” Campbell said. “It feels
good to be representative.”
Scott Harris, coach of the KU
Debate team, is proud of Kansas’
long tradition in the National
Debate Tournament and the ac-
complishments that Campbell
and Gress have made.
“They are a strong symbol of
what strong, articulate women
can accomplish,” Harris said.
The National Debate Tourna-
ment hosts 78 competing teams.
This year’s topic discusses fed-
eral govern-
ment strategies
for increasing
domestic ener-
gy production
of coal, natural
gas, nuclear,
oil, solar or
Members of
the KU Debate
team spend
20-40 hours
each week to
research and
prepare arguments for tourna-
ments. Tournaments usually
span three days with members
participating in 6-12 debates
that last approximately two
“I like the challenge of com-
peting in tournaments and pre-
paring arguments,” Gress said.
“It’s a big time commitment, but
I like the challenge of keeping
up with the success of KU De-
— Edited by Pat Strathman
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“I very rarely see teams of
two women just because
there are not many females
involved in debate. It feels
good to be representative.”
National Debate Tournament qualifer
School of Education to offer
online master’s program
Jenna JaKoWatz
Contributed PHoto
The School of Education is taking steps to implement a two-year blended master’s program that will focus on self-
directed, online learning. Pilot classes have already seen success.
Te School of Education is
implementing a blended master’s
program for educational administra-
tion, meaning students pursuing a
master’s degree in this feld of study
will be able to complete their degree
through the Internet.
Te degree is designed for stu-
dents to complete in two years and
fulflls the academic requirements for
state licensure for positions such as
assistant principal or principal. Te
new blended program will eliminate
the time students spend traveling to
class and attending class on campus
by focusing on online self-directed
Joseph Novak, Director of the
Educational Leadership and Policy
Studies Department in the School of
Education, said the blended master’s
program will fnally enable more stu-
dents to obtain a master’s degree in
the educational administration.
“Te School of Education together
with the University has felt a need to
bring a competitive hybrid program
into the market,” Novak said.
Stacy Rietzke, a student from
Mission who is currently pursuing
the degree, says the pilot program is
working well for her.
“Dr. Novak has stepped out of his
comfort zone to accommodate our
class through Adobe Connect. Tis
program allows our class to not only
receive real-time audio/video lectures
from him, but it also allows us all to
participate and share our experiences
through the audio and video,” Rietzke
said in an email.
“In piloting several traditional
classes this past fall and spring se-
mester, students are applauding the
eforts of the School of Education in
scheduling several class sessions in an
interactive video conference format.
Utilizing ‘Adobe Connect,’ we have
been able to hold several seminar
classes while students have been in
their homes.” Novak said.
Novak has done his own research
on the success of hybrid programs
and believes the new blended pro-
gram will attract more students to the
“Most hybrid programs available
allow the fexibility of completing
a good part of the course responsi-
bilities at their computers, in their
homes, and when they had the time.”
By using the Internet, Novak said
the new hybrid program will allow
students to balance daily life with
completing a master’s degree.
“Afer teaching at school all day,
it makes it convenient to be able to
learn from home. It saves the driv-
ing time and money I was wasting
before. Although I was uneasy about
the thought of online courses at frst,
the hybrid program ofered through
KU has put those concerns to rest, as
we are able to discuss and refect our
experiences through the convenience
of our own home,” Rietzke said.
“Students wanting to pursue a
master’s degree in educational ad-
ministration can now apply to a
nationally ranked program with-
out having to travel to campus on a
weekly basis for traditional classes.
Interested students can now balance
their career schedules and fam-
ily responsibilities without having to
sacrifce either with multiple trips to
campus,” Novak said.
Students who want to apply for
the new blended Master of Science
in Education degree have until April
1 to submit their application.
— Edited by Laken Rapier
drought persists despite
heavy plains snowfall
ST. LOUIS — The blanket of snow
covering much of the Great Plains after
two big storms in less than a week may
provide some relief for parched areas,
but it’s no “drought-buster,” experts said
States like Kansas, Nebraska and
Oklahoma have been among the hardest
hit by the drought that at one point cov-
ered two-thirds of the nation. Now, they’re
buried under snow from two storms just
days apart that dumped nearly 20 inches
on Wichita, and more than a foot in other
Plains states.
The snow may help ease the drought
some, but it’s unlikely to have a big im-
pact because it’s sitting largely on frozen
ground, especially in the upper Plains. As
snow on the surface melts, the water is
likely to run off into rivers and streams
instead of soaking into the rock-hard
That’s good news for those who de-
pend on the many rivers and lakes that
are near historic lows because of the
drought. But it does little to help farmers
who need the moisture to soak into the
soil so they can grow plants, said Brian
Fuchs, of the National Drought Mitigation
Center in Lincoln, Neb.
Even if all the snow melted straight
into the ground, it wouldn’t break the
drought. A foot of snow equals roughly
an inch of rain, and parts of the Plains
are roughly 20 inches short of precipita-
tion, Fuchs said.
Texas could use a wet spring after two
years of drought. The state just had the
third-driest two-year span its history,
getting just 71 percent of normal rainfall
in 2011 and 2012 combined.
— Associated Press
gold coin collection
draws heavy bidders
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Bidders
paid more than $3.5 million at auc-
tion for half of a Nevada recluse’s
gold collection.
Carson City’s Alan Rowe of
Northern Nevada Coin dominated
the bidding Tuesday, winning four
of the 11 lots for his own company
and fve for the Illinois-based Rare
Coin Company of America Inc.
The total cost of his bids
amounts to nearly $2.7 million
— Associated Press
assoCiated Press
Appraiser Howard Herz talks about gold coins being auctioned off more in Car-
son City, Nev. Sixty-nine-year-old Walter Samaszko, Jr. died in June 2012, leaving
thousands of gold coins in his garage.
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Yesterday was the 151st anniversary
of the day the Kansas senate voted
down a bill to locate the state’s public
university in Manhattan. Just two years
later, Lawrence was chosen.

poLice reports
Information based on the
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
booking recap.
A 20-year-old male was arrested
yesterday on the 2200 block of 6th
street under suspicion of domestic
battery and battery. No bond was
A 33-year-old female was ar-
rested yesterday on the 3600 block
of 21st street under suspicion of
possession of drug paraphernalia
and possession of a controlled
substance. A $500 bond was paid.
A 48-year-old male was ar-
rested Monday on the 3600 block
of 25th street under suspicion of a
dangerous animal at large. A $500
bond was paid.
A 22-year-old male was ar-
rested Monday on the 200 block of
National street under suspicion of
violating probation. A $5,000 bond
was paid.
— Emily Donovan
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Employers consider GPA,
other factors when hiring
Does your GPA matter after you
This is a reoccurring question
among students, especially as grad-
uation nears. Students can strive
for a high GPA
for multiple rea-
sons. They may
need a certain
GPA to keep
scholarships, to
remain on an
athletic team or
simply to prove
to themselves
that they can
do it.
Jose Luis
Miletich, a
junior from
Zaragoza, Spain,
said he thinks
the importance
of GPA varies
from field to field. He said that
GPA may matter more for peo-
ple working in a math or science
industry because they deal with
more technical things, but other
fields may not be as crucial.
“A high GPA shows that you put
in a lot of work, but not necessarily
your skills,” Miletich said.
Candy Johansen, a non-tradi-
tional student from Hiawatha, said
that she doesn’t focus on getting
straight As as much as always try-
ing her hardest.
“Why put the effort in if you
aren’t going to try your best?”
Johansen said.
Some professionals agree with
these students. Katrina Redding,
outreach coordinator for the
University Career Center, said that
a specific GPA requirement for get-
ting hired usually depends on the
company. She said that regardless
of the situation, students should be
“You always want to put yourself
in the best position,” Redding said.
When looking for specific quali-
ties in newly graduated prospective
employees, Redding said that expe-
rience is a big factor. She said that
if a student can get an internship
or job related to their industry, the
experience can pick up skills that
employers value.
Patty Noland, career develop-
ment coordinator for the School of
Journalism, said that most employ-
ers, at least in the journalism field,
don’t have a required minimum for
a GPA. She said that internships,
campus media and involvement
with student groups are key.
“They want well-rounded indi-
viduals,” Noland said.
If a student’s GPA falls below the
norm for their industry, they may
be able to make up for it in other
ways. Susan Davis-Ali, who has
a doctorate in clinical psychology
and is the founder of Leadhership1,
recently said in a USA Today
College article that students should
leverage their network to the full-
est. She also said that she may be
more impressed with a 3.0 student
who worked two jobs to put them-
selves through college rather than a
4.0 student who didn’t work at all.
While some people tend to
agree that GPA isn’t as crucial as
other factors, others claim it is still
extremely important when apply-
ing for jobs.
Patrick O’Brien, author of
Making College Count, recently
said in a USA Today College article
that GPA is particularly important
if a student is interested in working
for a large or mid-sized company.
He also said that if possible, stu-
dents should aim for a 3.4, and if
that isn’t achievable, work for a 3.0
or above.
According to the Job Outlook
2013 Survey by the National
Association of Colleges and
Employers, 78 percent of those sur-
veyed said they will be screening
applicants for their GPA. This was
an all-time high for the number of
employers that will be screening
candidates for GPA. This survey
also showed that 63.5 percent of
respondents have a GPA cutoff of
Opinions aside, GPA is used to
measure students’ abilities while
they are in school. Graduation
isn’t getting further away, and GPA
is still a factor when looking for
employment after college.
— Edited by Madison Schultz
the same kind of arts scene and
music scene and those kinds of
things as Lawrence does,” Stod-
dard said. “This designation of a
district is a way to sort of more
unify our assets that we already
have and perhaps create oppor-
tunities in the future.”
The music scene is what sets
Lawrence’s downtown apart, ac-
cording to Wichita freshman
Alex Tatro. Her favorite expe-
rience to date was attending a
show at The Bottleneck in early
“It has a wide variety of mu-
sical options and places for that.
It’s not like your typical down-
town,” Tatro said.
The diversity that downtown
brings to the Lawrence com-
munity makes spending an af-
ternoon people watching or an
evening listening to outdoor
musicians enjoyable activities
for Tatro.
“I like being downtown be-
cause of the characters here,” she
said. “There are so many differ-
ent types of people who are all so
Patrick Kelly, chair of the
Lawrence Cultural Arts Com-
mission, believes the designation
will help downtown continue to
“It allows us to focus some en-
ergies toward a specific area that
we think is a culturally viable
part of our community,” Kelly
Kelly said a task force will be
appointed by the city commis-
sion to determine the next steps
to enhance and preserve the re-
sources downtown.
The designation is something
Kelly feels solidifies the original-
ity of the community.
“Our students know that that’s
a neat place in town with a lot of
cool things going on, both down-
town and within that area. It just
sort of brands that area, identi-
fies that area as being really cul-
turally significant in Kansas and,
I think, across the country.”
— Edited by Trevor Graff
with Orchards Drug, L.C. “I don’t
think it would be wise to count on
using the morning-afer pill for a
routine contraceptive. It wasn’t in-
tended to be used that way.”
According to a study conducted
by the CDC in 2006, 49 percent of
U.S. pregnancies are unintended.
Smith argues that a routine oral
contraceptive or an intrauterine
device are signifcantly less expen-
sive contraceptives because there
is no co-pay under the Afordable
Care Act.
“It’s a stronger pill — double
or more the strength of what
someone might be taking on a
daily basis,” Smith said. “You still
have some risk of clot problems
but that’s moderate relative to the
risk you might be taking if you get
Te morning-afer pill is sold
over-the-counter to women over
the age of 17 and generally costs
between $35 and $65. Women
younger than 17 must have a doc-
tor’s prescription.
— Edited by Laken Rapier
We’ve Got You covereD.
Anheuser-Busch accused
of diluting beer in lawsuit
Bud Light beer is shown in the aisles of elite Beverages in indianapolis. Beer lovers across the country have fled $5 million
class-action lawsuits accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands.
ers across the U.S. have accused
Anheuser-Busch of watering down
its Budweiser, Michelob and other
brands, in class-action suits seek-
ing millions in damages.
Te suits, fled in Pennsylvania,
California and other states, claim
consumers have been cheated out
of the alcohol content stated on la-
bels. Budweiser and Michelob each
boast of being 5 percent alcohol,
while some “light” versions are said
to be just over 4 percent.
Te lawsuits are based on infor-
mation from former employees at
the company’s 13 U.S. breweries,
some in high-level plant positions,
according to lead lawyer Josh Boxer
of San Rafael, Calif.
“Our information comes from
former employees at Anheuser-
Busch, who have informed us that
as a matter of corporate practice, all
of their products mentioned (in the
lawsuit) are watered down,” Boxer
said. “It’s a simple cost-saving mea-
sure, and it’s very signifcant.”
Te excess water is added just
before bottling and cuts the stated
alcohol content by 3 percent to 8
percent, he said.
Anheuser-Busch InBev called
the claims “groundless” and said
its beers fully comply with labeling
Te suit involves 10 Anheuser-
Busch products: Budweiser, Bud
Ice, Bud Light Platinum, Michelob,
Michelob Ultra, Hurricane High
Gravity Lager, King Cobra, Busch
Ice, Natural Ice and Bud Light
Employer’s hiring expectations for 2013:
increase the number of college hires – 47.5%
Maintain the number of college hires – 42.4%
Decrease the number of college hires – 10.1%

Why are they hiring? employers in the survey said they are hiring in order to
increase their companies’ talent with new college graduates and to compen-
sate for an aging work force. some companies are working to establish college
recruiting programs or expand existing programs.

how many employers screen candidates by GPA?
More than 78 percent of responding employers said they would screen job
candidates based on GpA this year.

Also — 63.5 percent of responding employers said they would use a GpA
cutoff of a 3.0.

top 5 qualities employers look in a candidate:
problem solving skills
communication skills (written)
Ability to work in a team
Analytical/quantitative skills

All information is based off of a survey of about 250 employers in the united
states, 30 percent of which are from the Midwest.
Source: Job Outlook 2013 by the
National Association of Colleges and Employers
hile navigating the
snowy tundra that is
campus this week, it’s
hard to recall what Wescoe Beach
looked like during the warmer
months. Girls tanning their legs
in the sun, the hot dog man sell-
ing his $2 dogs, and everyone
trying to decide if the renovation
that took all summer is actually
uglier than before.
But there’s another, darker side
to Wescoe Beach on a sunny day,
and that is the tablers, the abso-
lute lowest on the sidewalk totem
pole. These are the people who
have been exploited by their orga-
nizations into pestering you for
your signature, your cash, or your
attendance at an event.
When I pass these poor souls,
it usually elicits one of two reac-
(1) Uh oh, it’s that [insert any
student organization] person
again. Do I risk life and limb
trying to cross the street? Do I
put in headphones? Do I fake a
phone call, the most degrading
form of avoidance?
(2) Simple pity.
This may seem harsh, espe-
cially since I have been a tabler
before and understand their
unique, public plight. But within
my organizations, I will do
anything to avoid that dreaded
job. Take out all the trash after
an event? Yes. Sit in the dunk
tank at a fundraiser? Fine. Work
childcare at a fundraiser? Sign
me up (those who know me and
my ineptitude with children will
understand how serious this is).
Why am I willing to do all the
terrible jobs instead of just sit-
ting at a table on Wescoe or in
the Union? Because real, effec-
tive tabling is hard, and frankly,
I’m not very good at it. Luckily,
I have plenty of advice for those
of you who find yourselves get-
ting a “Tabling tomorrow!” email
on a Sunday night. This comes
from both personal screw-ups
and from my great vantage point
at the KU Info desk at the Kansas
1. Be an extrovert
If you you’re not good at
approaching people you don’t
know with information they don’t
want to hear, then forget about it.
Introverts are the worst kind of
tablers. No offense to us, intro-
verts. We’re good at other things.
Simply sitting at a table with
some form of flyer in front of you
is just a waste of your time.
2. It’s all aBout the sIgnage
Have you ever passed a table
with no readily visible identifica-
tion, and been like, “why would I
stop there?” Either that or a sign
with tiny, unreadable print or
some arbitrary slogan like “Join
the team!” If you can’t draw peo-
ple in a 0.2-second glance, you’ve
already lost.
3. Free stuFF
This is really the cardinal rule
of tabling. If you don’t have some
kind of dollar store candy or giant
pen or poorly designed T-shirt to
peddle, you’re fighting an uphill
battle. If @freefoodatku Twitter
account tells us anything, it’s that
the best way to get students to
show up is to hand them a goodie
bag at the door. The cheaper, the
4. (optIonal, But recom-
mended) Be attractIve
Self-explanatory. Maybe run a
brush through your hair today?
mayfeld is a junior studying journal-
ism, political science and leadership
from overland park.
aising the minimum wage
is one of the most efficient
and powerful changes the
federal government can make
to help rebuild the middle class.
There are arguments in both
courts, but the new federal ben-
efits nearly always outweigh its
Job creators are not the gargan-
tuan corporations or their over-
paid armies of CEOs, COOs, and
presidents. Anyone who’s been an
entrepreneur for more than five
minutes knows that maximiz-
ing profits does not mean hiring
more employees. That is a last
resort. I mean dying-on-a-desert-
island drink-your-own-pee last
I called up my manager at my
summer job and asked about
picking up the spatula over
winter break. He said that he’d
already been told to drop every
full-timer to part time. The boys
and girls upstairs in pinstripes at
the Four Seasons would rather
lose a finger than hire more.
We the people need to squeeze
businesses like the bulbous zit
they are and force them to hire
more of us. That means buying
power. That means less cash to
monthly bills and food, and more
to luxury items and services. That
means more than eight frowning
presidents an hour.
Businesses begin to squirm
when they hear talk like this.
They know that an increased
minimum wage is an upfront
expense right out of their pock-
ets, and that’s all they really care
about: maximizing immediate
profits. When these businesses’
lobbyists head to Capitol Hill
they just slide some campaign
funds across the table, adjust
their ties, and give their best
Barney Stinson wink. Hello,
political stagnation.
They need some rough and
tough manhandling if we want
to change this. Businesses might
suffer the torture of compensat-
ing their employees fairly. Watch
out if you follow Donald Trump
on twitter, he’ll have a manifesto
ready to live-tweet.
The more money workers in
the middle and lower classes
have, the more they can invest
into their communities and
even back into the companies
they’ve worked so many years
for. Instead of companies treating
their employees like leeches, and
employees treating their compa-
nies like overlords, we can return
to a time when the relationship
between employee and business
was symbiotic.
Speaking of times far gone,
did you know that the mini-
mum wage has been relatively
static since the 1950s? The U.S.
Department of Labor reports
wage statistics annually, and the
minimum wage peaked in the late
1960s, dropped right back down,
and sat comfortably at just under
$5 until last year, when it finally
broke that ceiling. Ever heard
of inflation? Yeah, it hasn’t been
compensated for.
When demand outstrips sup-
ply is when companies have to
hire up. When businesses can-
not physically keep up with the
products or services that their
customers want is the only realis-
tic and consistent scenario when
more workers are hired. Why
are droves of seasonal employees
swooped up during the holidays?
Because someone needs to suit up
as Old Saint Nick and entertain
some preschoolers. Back when I
was a disciple of Santa I always
thought it odd that he hovered
somewhere between 300 and
400 pounds depending on the
mall we were at, though I usually
chalked it up to the Atkins Diet.
We’ll hear dozens of testi-
monies from helmet-haired,
high-power types in the com-
ing weeks. As this issue evolves,
statistics will be thrown around
and someone somewhere will get
mad about taxes. But through it
all think about this: do you really
think Walmart, McDonald’s, and
Apple give two farts about their
employees? Are the politicians
they’ve glued securely under their
thumb arguing for the well-being
of the middle class or quarterly
profits? Would the Atkins Diet
really do all that much for Santa

Kenney is a freshman majoring in
political science and journalism from
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minimum wage good for the middle class
Tips on how to be a ‘tabler’ on Wescoe Beach
By Lindsey Mayfield
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By Wil Kenney
By late Sunday, the Internet
became familiar with Seth
MacFarlane’s tasteless Oscar
jokes, running on tasteless
themes of objectification, sexual
harassment in the workplace, and
Although the jokes concerned
adults, MacFarlane had no prob-
lem including children in his
sketches. Throughout the night,
MacFarlane picked on 9-year-old
Quvenzhané Wallis, the young-
est Oscar nominee in history,
routinely using her unique name
as a source of laughter. He openly
stated that she would be too old
as a romantic partner for George
Clooney once she came of age,
and suggesting that she may be
just a little too sassy for her age.
Just as the evening could not
become even cruder, the Onion, a
satirical newspaper source, called
Ms. Wallis a “c***” on Twitter. A
controversy is boiling throughout
the Internet, with much outrage
toward the Onion, but also from
supporters who believe that a joke
is a joke and any outrage is due to
“overt political correctness.”
In our imaginary post-
racial society, it is a faux pas to
acknowledge historical context
because of its perceived divisive-
ness, but it is always necessary,
especially for this reason: black
children in this country have not
been afforded the same rights of
“innocence” guaranteed to others.
In fact, black girls and women are
routinely cast as uptight, angry,
promiscuous, and unfeminine.
This language has even contribut-
ed to sexual violence: in a country
where black men have perished
under vigilantism from accusa-
tions of raping white women, no
whites were ever persecuted for
sexual assault against black girls
or women, because they were
“too slutty to be raped.”
After Newtown, we demanded
that the innocence of children be
protected. Yet in a society where
innocence is valued in some chil-
dren and not others, we must ask
ourselves why we let that inequal-
ity fester among our youth.
cassandra osei, undergraduate in
history and latin american &
caribbean studies.
please do not wear your high school
senior hoodies, freshman. Repeat: Do
NoT wear your senior hoodies! outdated.
i took the sidewalk less scooped, and
it made all the difference.
That moment when you’re about to
take off your backpack in class and real-
ize nothing’s on your back...
let it snow, let it snow.
You know you’re an old lady when your
professor references “Downton abbey”
and you’re the only person who knows
what she’s talking about.
Where does Jeff Withey buy his pants?
Does he just buy two pairs and then
stitch them up?
Sometimes i like to tromp around in
the snow and pretend i’m a Russian
Bill Self gets a technical, the iowa
State crowd quiets down.
How in the world do i get my favorite
paper when we have a snow day? edi-
tor’s note: We post the pdF online!
Elijah Johnson.
Go home ice, school is already
i sent in a funny FFa, and now no one
will see it because of a snow day. :(
i realized i am a terrible person when i
laughed at that iowa State child crying.
it seems Hilton magic only works frst
and second half.
EJ’s so strong, he makes little kids cry.
To all of the Elijah haters out there:
‘Nuff Said.
puT Ya SHoES oN!!!!
Everyone should be sure to thank their
favorite atmospheric science student for
all the recent snow days!
Bill Self style: Build ‘em hopes up;
shut them down.
Just because it’s snowing, it does NoT
mean it’s oK to play christmas music.
all day marathon of Star Wars? Don’t
mind if i do!
Go to class in this weather? You
couldn’t pay me. Go to the bars? Not
even an issue.
So shorts are not acceptable in snow
but leggings are? please explain.
Stop complaining about how many
hours you have to take. You’re in college,
it’s expected — you’re not special.
Saw a guy fying a kite in the freezing
rain last night outside of mccollum...
What the heck?!
EliJaH! You aRE THE maN!!!
The only time a selfe is acceptable is
in snapchat. Stop posting one every day
on Facebook! No one cares!
@udK_Opinion i saw Elijah on
campus wearing army pants and
fip fops, so i went out and bought
army pants and fip fops.
@udK_Opinion heeeee’s baaaaack
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aries (March 21-april 19)
today is a 7
Enter a two-day negotiations
phase with a balanced ap-
proach. Having a reasonable
and efficient plan helps. Get
partnerships going where they
were stuck by being unat-
tached to the results.
taurus (april 20-May 20)
today is a 6
the pace is picking up. turn
your attention toward complet-
ing assignments today and to-
morrow. Focus on the details,
and you'll be able to take on
more work, if you so choose.
gemini (May 21-June 20)
today is a 6
you're beginning a gener-
ally lucky and cuddly phase.
don't wait a second longer to
enjoy the game. play full out,
especially in matters of love.
seize the day.
cancer (June 21-July 22)
today is a 9
take the lead, especially
in your household. some
important decisions need to be
made. take one step at a time,
and don't sweat the small
Leo (July 23-aug. 22)
today is an 8
study all the angles today and
tomorrow, and you'll discover
how valuable you are. you're
an information sponge now.
use your powers well. don't
pour your profits down a rat
Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22)
today is an 8
it's not a good time to travel
right now. Figure finances
out. Make sure that you'll
make enough to pay expenses.
A magnetic female appears
Libra (sept. 23-oct. 22)
today is a 9
you're getting stronger and
could have an impatient
tendency. your energy surges.
Make sure you're protected.
reject a far-fetched scheme in
favor of a practical solution.
scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
today is an 8
you're lucky in love. rekindle
a commitment and finish up
old projects. traveling isn't
as easy now. your dreams can
inspire a shift for the better.
sagittarius (nov. 22-dec. 21)
today is a 7
Better check with the family
before making a date with
friends. when you stop think-
ing about yourself, you can
really hear what others are
saying. Love thy neighbor.
capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19)
today is a 9
what you say has tremendous
impact. you may want to think
twice before you post it to the
four winds. you'll be tested for
the next couple of days. sing a
song of sixpence.
aquarius (Jan. 20-feb. 18)
today is a 7
you'd rather play than work,
but you'll need to find the
right balance. relax to in-
crease productivity. saving is
better than spending now.
Pisces (feb. 19-March 20)
today is a 7
Focus on your work, and solve
problems as they arise with
grace. Financial aspects are
looking brighter after a long
winter. Celebrate with friends
Yonder Mountain String
Band to play Liberty Hall
ryan wright
Over the past few years J. Cole
has made a name for himself as one
of hip-hop’s most promising young
Currently Cole is preparing his
follow up to his 2011 debut album
“Cole World: Te Sideline Story.” In
an efort to hold over excited fans, he
released a free fve-track EP, “Truly
Does this freebie stack up to his
previous releases?
All fve tracks have a smooth, jazz-
type sound which perfectly fts Cole’s
lyrics. Te production on this EP is
reminiscent of Cole’s earlier work,
such as his 2009 mixtape “Te Warm
Up.” Fans of that will be pleased.
Similar to the College Dropout era
Kanye, J. Cole’s relatable lyrics are the
force behind his popularity. Most of
what makes J. Cole so popular are his
relatable lyrics.
On the EP, Cole touches a multi-
tude of topics such as family issues,
drug abuse and struggling to make
it in the entertainment industry.
Troughout the EP Cole proves time
and time again that he is a lyricist.
Hands down the best track on the
EP is “Tears for ODB,” where Cole
paints a bleak picture of reality about
drug abuse. Te title of the track is
also a nod to deceased member of the
Wu-Tang Clan ODB, who tragically
died from a drug overdose in 2004.
Another standout track is “Stay,”
which happens to be a previously un-
released track from 2009. It features
both great production and two solid
verses from Cole.
“Yours Truly” proves to be a solid
release. If J. Cole’s upcoming record,
“Born Sinner,” resembles this efort in
any way, fans have something to look
forward to.
— Edited by Brian Sisk
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yonder Mountain string Band has created their own genre that raises traditional bluegrass to a whole new level - neo-
rapper J. Cole excites fans
with fve-track Ep release
Yonder Mountain String Band
will play at Liberty Hall tomorrow
night. Te set will showcase songs
from the band’s latest album, “Te
Show,” as well as feature new materi-
al on their next studio album, which
is due out sometime this year.
Tis Colorado quartet can be
considered a bluegrass band, but
they defnitely have roots in rock as
well. As a result, they have come up
with what they call neo-bluegrass.
According to the band’s bio, “Yonder
has always played music by its own
design. Bending bluegrass, rock and
countless other infuences, they’ve
come to pioneer a sound that they
alone could only champion.”
Te quartet consists of Adam
Aijala (guitar, vocals), Jef Austin
(mandolin, vocals), Dave Johnston
(banjo, vocals) and Ben Kaufmann
(bass, vocals).
Teir bio continues to explain
what exactly sets this band apart
from others, saying that although
they have a traditional lineup of
instruments and may appear to be
a traditional bluegrass band at frst
glance, they have truly transcended
Te group just hit their 14th year
together, and still continues to sell
out top venues on their tour across
the country.
Scottie Blomberg, a freshman
from Chicago, is excited that Law-
rence is included in the tour. “I’m
excited that YMSB is coming to
Lawrence because they’re a straight
bluegrass band that plays like a jam
band from the 70s. Tey’re prob-
ably one of the best bluegrass bands
around and can play the hell out of
Grateful Dead songs,” he said.
Fans like Blomberg are exactly
who the band looks to draw in.
“Te Yonder Mountain boys have
found a formula that works: take
rootsy bluegrass infuences, add in
some rock ‘n’ roll, and seek out an
adventurous audience,” said Paste
Aside from working toward the
release of their new album, the band
has kept busy performing on Te
Late Late Show with Craig Fergu-
son, playing shows with Dave Mat-
thews, and most recently selling out
the 9,000-seat Red Rocks Amphi-
theater. Lucky enough, they found
the time to stop by Lawrence.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the
show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are
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TriviA of The dAy

“Like walking on asphalt. Harder than
Chinese arithmetic.”
— Cowboys fullback Walt
Garrison describing the
texture of the playing surface
When an offensive player is holding the
ball to pass it forward, any intentional
forward movement of his arm starts a
forward pass, even if the player loses
possession of the ball as he is attempt-
ing to tuck it back toward his body. Also,
if the player has tucked the ball into his
body and then loses possession, it is a
— NFL Rule 3, Section 22,
Article 2, Note 2
fAcT of The dAy
The MorNiNG BreW
QuoTe of The dAy
Finest snow games in sports history
hether you were burdened or
blessed by winter storms “Q”
and “Rocky,” the elements
reminded us of just how Mother Nature
can control our lives. Even in sports,
there’s snow doubt climate has laid claim
to some significant moments. No more
awful puns— here are some of the big-
gest snow games in sports history.
The 1967 NFL Championship game
between the Green Bay Packers and
the Dallas Cowboys has gone down in
legend as one of the most classic games
in football history. The game was played
at a bone-chilling minus-15 degrees
with a wind chill of minus-48 degrees, a
current NFL record. The elements were
only magnetized by the rivalry between
the teams and Hall of Fame coaches
Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi.
After 55 minutes of play, the Packers
trailed 14-17 and the wind chill had
risen to a reported minus-70 degrees.
Future Hall of Fame quarterback Bart
Starr drove the Packers down the field
and scored the game-winning touch-
down with just moments left to win the
NFL Championship.
In a 2001 American Football Confer-
ence Divisional game, the matchup
pitted the Oakland Raiders against
the New England Patriots in a snowy
mess. With the Patriots down 10-13 in
the fourth quarter and less than two
minutes to play, quarterback Tom Brady
dropped back looking to push his team
into field goal range.
An Oakland pass rusher hit Brady as
he was “tucking the ball” and another
Oakland player fell on the ball, resulting
in a fumble recovery call on the field.
However, under a rule implemented in
1999 – NFL Rule 3, Section 22, Article
2, Note 2 – the play was reversed and
called an incomplete pass. With a new
life, Brady and the Patriots advanced
the ball into range for kicker Adam
Vinatieri. Vinatieri drove the kick
through in what some call the greatest
field goal of all time and the Patriots
forced overtime, where they would go
on to win and eventually become Super
Bowl Champions.
It makes sense to play an outdoor
sport inside, but taking an indoor sport
to the outdoors is a whole different
story. The Winter Classic is an annual
National Hockey League game played in
outdoor stadiums. The inaugural Win-
ter Classic was played in Ralph Wilson
Stadium (home of the Buffalo Bills) in
front of a crowd of more than 71,000
people. Each year, the event is a huge
ratings success and great publicity event
for the NHL.
In both the 2008 and 2011 Winter
Classics, gameplay had to be altered
because of weather conditions. Teams
were required to switch direction
during the halfway points of the third
period and overtime period. The change
was made so each team would have
equal time playing with weather condi-
tions from each direction.
— Edited by Joanna Hlavacek
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Pistorius violates gun
handling regulations
JOHANNeSBURG — even if Oscar
Pistorius is acquitted of murder, fre-
arms and legal experts in South Africa
believe that, by his own account, the
star athlete violated basic gun-han-
dling regulations and exposed himself
to a homicide charge by shooting into a
closed door without knowing who was
behind it.
Particularly jarring for frearms
instructors and legal experts is that
Pistorius testifed that he shot at a
closed toilet door, fearing but not
knowing for certain that a nighttime
intruder was on the other side. Instead
of an intruder, Pistorius’ girlfriend
Reeva Steenkamp was in the toilet
cubicle. Struck by three of four shots
that Pistorius fred from a 9 mm pistol,
she died within minutes. Prosecutors
charged Pistorius with premeditated
murder, saying the shooting followed
an argument between the two. Pistorius
said it was an accident.
South Africa has stringent laws
regulating the use of lethal force for
self-protection. In order to get a permit
to own a frearm, applicants must not
only know those rules but must dem-
onstrate profciency with the weapon
and knowledge of its safe handling,
making it far tougher to legally own a
gun in South Africa than many other
countries where a mere background
check suffces.
Pistorius took such a competency
test for his 9 mm pistol and passed it,
according to the South African Police
Service’s National Firearms Center. Pis-
torius’ license for the 9 mm pistol was
issued in September 2010. The Olympic
athlete and Paralympic medalist should
have known that fring blindly, instead
of at a clearly identifed target, violates
basic gun-handling rules, frearms and
legal experts said.
“You can’t shoot through a closed
door,” said Andre Pretorius, president of
the Professional Firearm Trainers Coun-
cil, a regulatory body for South African
frearms instructors. “People who own
guns and have been through the train-
ing, they know that shooting through a
door is not going to go through South
African law as an accident.”
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WedNesdAy, feBruAry 27, 2013 PAGe 6 The uNiversiTy dAiLy KANsAN
When the Kansas Jayhawks came
back from 18 points to defeat the
Iowa State Cyclones on Jan. 30, it
had appeared they had found their
mojo and were going on the right
track through Big 12 play.
Over a month later, the Jayhawks
stumbled of the right track and are
in a whirlwind spiral despite a cou-
ple big victories between that Iowa
State game and the Iowa State game
they will play tonight in Ames,
Since that game, the Jayhawks
went 2-3 and have lost their last two
games to fall to the bottom tier of
the Big 12 standings. Kansas coach
Bonnie Henrickson said the fall is
frustrating, but the team has to fg-
ure out how to get out themselves
out of their self-destruction.
“Tere isn’t anyone who is going
to get us out of it, but you can’t wal-
low in it,” Henrickson said. “Be an
active participant in your own res-
cue. Really, at the end of the day, we
got ourselves into it, so we have to
get ourselves out of it.”
One of the main issues with the
Jayhawks performance over the
past month, has been their slow
starts. Over their last fve games,
the Jayhawks averaged just over 29
points in the frst half on 40.1 per-
cent shooting.
Senior guard Monica Engelman,
who is coming into the game with
three straight games of 15 or more
points, said she doesn’t know why
the team struggles to come out of
games, but it’s something they have
to solve.
“It’s the mentality you have to
come into the game,” Engelman
said. “It’s something we’re strug-
gling with and it’s something that
we have to make it as a sense of ur-
gency to make a change.”
Te Jayhawks have been out-
scored in the frst half in four of
their last fve games, which caused
the Jayhawks to try and make an
improbable comeback in just about
every second half. Henrickson said
the way the Jayhawks start games is
an efort issue.
“Efort is not complicated,”
Henrickson said. “It’s something
we have not brought. We have it.
It might be more frustrating if we
didn’t have it. We choose not to start
with it and be intentional about ac-
cepting it. Not owning it. You have
to own your own energy. You have
to own it individually then own it as
a group and we have not done it.”
Te efort and energy has been
there in the second half. In their last
fve games, the Jayhawks shot 45
percent, averaging almost 44 points
and holding their opponents to just
40 percent shooting in the second
half of the game.
Henrickson said the Jayhawks
have to fnd a way to bring the same
energy in the frst half that they do
afer the intermission and allow
themselves to feel confdent head-
ing into the locker room instead of
their opponents.
Te Cyclones (19-6, 10-5) fnd
themselves second in the Big 12
standings. Iowa State is led by All-
American candidates senior for-
ward Chelsea Poppens and junior
forward Hallie Christoferson.
Christoferson presents a prob-
lem because of the way she stretch-
es the foor as an over-sized small
forward. She has been shooting the
lights out of the building, averag-
ing 17.8 points while shooting 57.6
percent during her last 12 games. In
her last four games, she has scored
25 or more in three of those con-
Kansas senior forward Carolyn
Davis said Christoferson is the
“head of the monster” that has to
be cut of in order for the Jayhawks
to have success.
Poppens on the other hand, is
a force on the glass and from the
foor. She’s averaging 12.7 points
and 9.3 rebounds and has scored
in double-digits in eight straight
Te notorious slow starts for
the Jayhawks has been the story
for much of the Big 12 season and
Henrickson’s message is simple: be
an active participant in your own
“We dug ourselves a hole and we
have to be the one to dig ourselves
out,” Henrickson said. “We have to
accept responsibility for whatever
you have to do individually. We
can’t get better as a team if indi-
viduals aren’t getting better. And it’s
everyone. Tere isn’t a single person
in our locker room, staf included,
that is doing enough.”
— Edited by Pat Strathman
Te build up to the 2013 Big 12
swimming and diving championship
has grown all season. Te champi-
onship will be held Wednesday, Feb.
27 to Saturday, March 2.
Te Jayhawks look to fnish in sec-
ond place or better, which would be
the best result for the team since the
creationof the Big 12.
“It is a reasonable goal,” Kansas
head coach Clark Campbell said in
a Kansas Athletics news release. “Te
fip side is that West Virginia, Kan-
sas, Iowa State and TCU are all very
comparable teams, so it’s going to be
a battle from the get go. I do think it
is reasonable and it is something that
we have talked about, but we have a
formidable challenge ahead of us.
What we have to do is go in there and
have each individual reach their goal
for the year and if we do that, we will
do okay.”
Te fve schools in the Big 12 with
women’s swimming and diving teams
are Kansas, Iowa State, Texas, TCU
and West Virginia. In the history of
the Big 12 Championship, only three
teams have taken home the title, Tex-
as, and former conference members
Texas A&M and Nebraska.
Iowa State enters the champion-
ship with a 4-5 dual meet record and
a loss against Kansas in its last meet.
Texas enters with a 5-3 dual meet re-
cord. Te Longhorns are coming of
wins against SMU and Arizona in a
double dual. TCU is 4-3, including
a loss to Kansas in November. West
Virginia is 3-4 in dual meets. Te
Mountaineers are led by Rachael Bur-
nett. In her last meet against Ohio,
Burnett fnished frst in the 1,650-
yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle
and the 500-yard freestyle. Burnett
set a pool record in the 1,650-yard
freestyle with a time of 16:59.32.
Te Jayhawks enter the champion-
ship with a record of 6-4. Te team
had a strong performance in its last
meet against Iowa State to bounce
back from a hard loss to Arkansas.
Since then, the team has been pre-
paring for the championship.
“We have been tapering and get-
ting ready for the Big 12 Champion-
ships,” Campbell said. “We have been
gradually cutting back the yardage
and the intensity leading up to the
meet to allow the athletes to rest up
and get ready for a big week in Aus-
Te team is senior-laden, led by
reigning Big 12 Swimmer of the
Week and captain Brooke Brull. She
became the frst Kansas winner of the
award since Iuliia Kuzhil won Jan. 12,
2011 by setting season-best times in
200-yard backstroke and 200-yard
IM. She also was a member of the
400-yard freestyle relay which also
set a season best time against Iowa
“It is going to be nice having eight
seniors,” Campbell said. “We will be
traveling with a travel squad of 24
athletes and when you have a third
of them as seniors, you have a lot of
leadership potential. We are going
to be leaning on our seniors quite a
bit, not only for them to perform at
a high level, but to help their team-
mates along and get everyone going
in the right direction.”
Te Big 12 Championship starts
Wednesday at the Jamail Texas Swim-
ming Center in Austin, Texas.
— Edited by Trevor Graff
Snow forces team
to cancel tournament
Due to the heavy snow in Lawrence
on Monday night, Kansas baseball
announced it has canceled its week-
end tournament scheduled for Friday,
Saturday and Sunday at Hoglund
Ballpark. Kansas has also canceled
its non-conference match with North
Dakota on Monday, March 4.
Kansas officials are currently
working on a site for a three-game
series to keep the baseball team ac-
The Jayhawks canceled a three-
game series last week against North-
western and played three different
teams in Arkansas to make up for the
The Jayhawks home opener is now
scheduled on Thursday, March 7
against Niagara at 3 p.m.
— Farzin Vousoughian
Women’s basketball team
ready to redeem season
Senior guard Monica engelman attempts to block a Texas guard during the Jayhawks match against Texas Tech on Sunday
in Allen Fieldhouse, where the Lady Raiders defeated the Jayhawks 72-70.

“effort is not complicated.
It’s something we have not
Kansas women’s basketball coach
Swimming and diving team has high
expectations for Big 12 championship
the fall of 2010.
Afer working hard with Barstow
coaching staf, Young found out
that the Fresno State coaching staf
would be taking another job so he
took another path to San Bernar-
dino Junior College, this time with
the help of San Diego State.
At San Bernardino he passed the
31 units in spring 2011 to regain his
Division 1 eligibility. He also never
played for San Bernardino just the
same as Barstow.
Following his graduation from
San Bernardino in 2011, Young
prepared to play summer ball with
the Puerto Rican national team.
But, just before leaving Young re-
ceived a phone call from Kansas as-
sistant coach Kurtis Townsend.
Afer talking with Townsend for
a few minutes, Young walked back
into his grandparents’ house to tell
his family the news.
“Right afer I got of the phone
I took a deep breath and walked
into my grandmother’s house and
I was like ‘Mom, dad can you come
outside real quick? We need to talk
about something,’” Young said.
“Te frst thing my mom said
was, ‘I can’t go to all those games.
Tat’s too far. I can’t go out there.’”
Following the call from
Townsend he renounced his com-
mitment to San Diego State. Al-
though it was a tough decision,
Young realized he could not pass
up the opportunity.
“Te way I looked at it was if
any coach got ofered here or of-
fered to North Carolina or Duke
they wouldn’t care about the play-
ers coming in,” Young said. “Tey
would take that opportunity to
better themselves and better their
lives. I thought Kansas was the op-
portunity that I could to make a
better life for myself.”
In his frst visit, Townsend picked
up Young from the airport and im-
mediately took him to the open
gyms that Kansas
has during the of-
had spotted
Young through
a few coaching
friends at Loyola
Marymount. Afer
seeing him play
against Gonzaga,
Townsend knew
Young could be a
glue guy for the
“He’s really ath-
letic. A kind of a
high energy guy,” Townsend said.
“He was a little thin so I didn’t know
if he would be able to convert into
a four here. I didn’t think he would
start, but we thought he could be a
guy that come of the bench.”
Tat energy started early when
Townsend dropped him of at the
open gym the frst time he saw the
“I just ran,” Young said. “I didn’t
try to do anything special. It was
fun and right there I knew I could
ft in. Afer that there was no prob-
lem ftting in.”
He signed shortly afer that and
one of the frst things Young had to
do was learn the ofense. But he did
not learn it from the coaches. It was
from former players Tomas Rob-
inson and Tyshawn Taylor.
“I think that’s pretty unique,”
Young said. “You really don’t see
leaders like that. It just shows how
much they love the game and how
much they dedicated to this team.
I know everyone thinks about how
much they scored or how many big
plays they made, but this is before
we stepped on the court in our jer-
seys. Tey’re sitting here running
the plays and stuf.”
Young has now become a leader
with fellow senior Jef Withey who
have turned into a steady crew in
the front court. In their spare time
the two also like to challenge fresh-
man Perry Ellis and other team-
mates in some Call of Duty.
“All I know is
I need to be on
the same team
as Perry,” Young
Since that
moment Young
has slowly
moved up
the ladder at
Kansas. And
although he
makes a lot of
important plays,
he can also
make a few decisions that cause his
head coach to scratch his head.
“He can make plays you can’t
coach and then makes plays like
he’s never been coached,” Bill Self
said afer the game Saturday. “He
makes the easiest plays hard and
makes the hardest plays look easy.”
Young acknowledges this quality.
He knows he over-exerts himself to
some degree, but he continues to
learn from it. Most of it is due to
hard work, dedication to his craf
and enjoying the moment he’s in
right now.
With his parents separated,
Young takes the responsibility of
being a father fgure at some points
with his brother, but that’s not al-
ways the case.
“I don’t like him to carry the
burden of us,” Morales said. “I’m
the parent. I should be doing that.
It gets to him pretty well. He always
wants to take that role.”
Still Young knows he needs to
set a good example for his brother
to follow so that he can succeed in
the same way Young has..
“I think I kind of have to be
stern with him because my dad
isn’t around right now,” Young said.
“I think I have to fll his shoes and
I expect him to do just as good as
I did in school and when he does
play basketball or baseball or what-
ever sport he chooses. I just got to
let him know that he has to give
him 110 percent every time he
does something and at the same
time stay focused and he’s able to
accomplish it.”
Now, Young moves into the
home stretch run of his college
career. He’s bounced around from
school to school, had a variety of
coaches, but now he has a stable
situation and is in the starting rota-
tion for one of the top teams in the
“It means a lot to him,” Morales
said. “Tis is what he’s been yearn-
ing for. Tis is what he loves. He
loves the stage here. He loves the
teammates. Tis is what he always
Moments with your brother are
A picture in the tunnel afer
the game with their mother, a
few signed autographs or his face
gleaming on the Smile Cam during
a timeout. Tis is what the Kansas
fans will remember about Kevin
Te memories for brothers are
the small ones. Like a salute during
a game with a tap of the fro.
“It meant a lot to me to let him
know he is always on my mind,”
Young said. “One day hopefully if
he continues to do well in school he
can be in my shoes right now.”
— Edited by Brian Sisk
Senior forward Kevin Young celebrates after dunking during the second half of the
match against Kansas State Feb. 11, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse. Young scored 13
total points with nine rebounds for the match, contributing to Kansas’ 83-62 win
over the wildcats.

“I don’t like him to carry
the burden of us. I’m the
parent. I should be doing
that. It gets to him pretty
well. He always wants to
take that role.”
Kevin Young’s mother
Volume 125 Issue 80 kansan.com Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A team can’t win
without stepping
on a few toes
o coach in America
likes his team to be
They may not admit it, but
there’s no way a successful col-
lege basketball coach thinks to
himself, “Gee, I wish we could
have a nicer group of guys.”
This Kansas team, for the
most part, is naturally a group
of nice guys. It just so happens
that they appear to be a kind
team. That’s not to say there
aren’t outliers, but in general, the
Jayhawks are a nice group.
A group that hasn’t been play-
ing nice lately.
Behind the heightened focus
and energy Kansas has found in
its last three games is a level of
meanness that has turned the
smooth edges of this team into a
rigid bunch.
The Jayhawks developed into a
mean team.
On Monday evening against
Iowa State, after a career-best
37 points and the game sealed,
Johnson wasn’t finished. Not yet.
With 2.5 seconds left, Johnson
capped off a wide-open, mean-
ingless one-handed dunk. He
followed it by chest bumping his
teammate, Travis Releford, while,
you know, there was still 2.5 sec-
onds on the clock.
No, it’s not the classiest move,
but after Johnson’s sluggish
senior stretch, the man should
be allowed to celebrate. To punc-
tuate. He took the pen and wrote
the last note of his symphony.
Good for Johnson to apologize
like he did. And good for Iowa
State coach Fred Hoiberg, who
had every right to be upset.
Somehow and someway, Bill
Self had his Patches O’Houlihan
moment, the coach from
“Dodgeball: A True Underdog
Story,” that pleaded for his team
to get mean and angry. While
I highly doubt Self resorted to
O’Houlihan’s slightly unethical
methods, I don’t doubt he found
a way to get the message across
to his team.
O’Houlihan threw wrenches at
his players. Self had practice, and
a choice for his team to make.
It was either falter or fight.
Sink or succeed. Wimper or win.
In all instances, the Jayhawks
have picked the latter.
On the road against Oklahoma
State, the most important game
of Kansas’ season (at that time),
Kevin Young leaned into Marcus
Smart. It wasn’t anything bla-
tantly flagrant or outlandish, it
was a bump that sent Smart to
the floor and a memo to both
teams — the Jayhawks weren’t
going down without a fight.
Those days are done.
The three game losing streak
allowed the Jayhawks’ ears and
eyes to be opened, and they got
the message.
You don’t win nine consecu-
tive Big 12 titles without being
a bully.
— Edited by Pat Strathman
By Mike Vernon
Afer a put back slam in the
frst half on Saturday against TCU,
senior forward Kevin Young did
something that he will probably
never do again while at Kansas.
He fashed one of his infectious
smiles to the Allen Fieldhouse
crowd and pointed his fnger at
someone specifc in the stands and
then touched his signature Afro.
“Just did it, but probably some-
thing I won’t do again though,”
Young said on Saturday. “One
time thing.”
He pointed to his Afro for one
person only: his brother.
When standing in the auto-
graph line afer a game, Donovan
Young is usually pacing around
waiting to talk to his brother.
Fans ofen ask for Donovan’s
autograph and pictures because
of the striking resemblance to
But the moments in the auto-
graph line will be there as Young,
a senior from Perris, Calif., fnish-
es up his last few games at Allen
Fieldhouse over the next week.
Moments, lifelong memories
that he had with his brother, are
running out.
Moments that the two of them
will remember long afer the cam-
eras stop fashing and the lights go
out in the Fieldhouse.
For Kevin Young, having his
younger brother and mother, Ali-
cia Morales, in Lawrence during
his fnal semester playing college
basketball means the world to
“It gets a lot of stress of my
hands and I don’t have to worry
about them too much,” Young
said. “I get to see them and I’m
really close to my mother and my
Although Young’s father, Kevin
Young, Sr., is not a part of his daily
life, he helped him get started in
basketball. One of Young’s frst
great memories is hopping a fence
at the age of 4 with his father.
Hopping that fence was the frst
of many hurdles in a career that
has seen him become the starting
power forward at the University of
“It’s just an obstacle that’s there,”
Young said. “Not knowing if you’re
going to be able to make it over or
not. Te next thing you know, over
the fence and into the gym.”
Spending time in the gym early
on led Young to a promising ca-
reer. It allowed him to make his
frst dunk in the eighth grade.
He transitioned to the Per-
ris High School basketball team,
quickly snagging a spot on the
varsity bench as a freshman.
“My dad called me on a Satur-
day,” Young said. “‘Hey get up I
got to pick you up.’ And I was like
what are you talking about? Fresh-
man don’t practice right now. And
he was like ‘nah, they moved you
up to varsity.’”
Right before the practice, his
dad even found the number Young
wears to this day.
“My dad actually went through
the boxes of jerseys and picked
up the number 40,” he said.
Young excelled the rest of his
high school career and even re-
ceived an invitation to the Reebok
All-American camp, where he
went toe-to-toe with former Bay-
lor forward Quincy Acy.
“I think he got the MVP in the
all-star game because he dunked
everything,” Young said. “He was
a monster down there blocking
Afer that it did not take long
for Bill Bayno, then coach at Loy-
ola Marymount, to ofer Young a
At frst Young hesitated to sign
with a school
he knew little
about, but
once he walked
onto campus
he realized the
type of history
the Lions held,
especially in
d e v e l o pi ng
fast pace bas-
Young idol-
ized Hank
Gathers in
particular. In
the 1988-89 season, Gathers be-
came the second player in NCAA
Division I history to lead the na-
tion in scoring and rebounding
in the same season. He tragically
collapsed on the court and died
on March 4, 1990 on the basket-
ball court. Autopsy later revealed
he had the heart-muscle disorder
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
He was also featured in the
recent ESPN 30 for 30 “Guru of
Gathers’ sense of style on the
court also appealed to Young.
“My freshman year I actually
wore the wristbands on my fore-
arms for Hank Gathers,” Young
said. “I think it meant a lot to me
to go out there and play basketball
knowing something he wanted to
do for his whole life. “
But it wasn’t just Gathers’
play on the court that impressed
Young; it was his interaction with
the community around it.
“I sat there and watched all
kinds of flm even before the ‘30
for 30.’ I remember watching one
game and at halfime I thought it
was just going to fast forward to
the next half and all of the sud-
den it’s his halfime show and it
says ‘Welcome to Hank’s halfime
“I thought it was pretty unique
that a player, because his major
was communications, that the
actual player
was the actual
halfime show,”
Young said. “He
interviewed oth-
er players from
the conference.
He interviewed
coaches and refs.”
Young does
not have interest
in doing the same
anytime soon,
but as his former
teammate LaRon
Armstead can
attest, Young cares about people
the same way Gathers showed on
“Kevin has a really good heart,”
Armstead said. “He cares about
people. I was instantly drawn to
that. He was just fun and cool
to be around. He loved hanging
around people.”
Tough Young enjoyed his time
with the Lions, which included
a 3-28 season and a coaching
change, he wanted to fnd a better
ft for himself.
Due to some struggles in the
classroom Young enrolled at Bar-
stow Community College, about
an hour away from his home.
At that time he was lined up to
go to Fresno State afer improving
his grades, but he ended up not
going to play for the Bulldogs in
LeAd kicker
looking back,
living now
ryan mccarthy
travis young/kansan
Senior forward kevin Young talks his past and his present
Tere were plenty of reasons
to be upset with the Jayhawks.
Despite knocking down 17
3-pointers — three more than
the Cyclones made in Lawrence
— Iowa State still found itself
tied with Kansas afer 40 min-
utes of play.
Elijah Johnson, who scored
39 points in the victory, played
a large role in tieing the game.
Yet things began to spiral out
of control for the ISU faithful
as the Jayhawks’ senior point
guard seemingly found his
Afer an emphatic, albeit un-
necessary, dunk and celebration
from Johnson with 2.5 seconds
remaining, the Cyclones’ fans
had seen enough.
As the Jayhawks lef the foor,
they were reportedly pelted
with plastic megaphones and
cups. Tat wasn’t enough for
one Iowa State supporter.
Kansas coach Bill Self, who
had just recorded his 500th ca-
reer victory, had fnished a post
game interview with ESPN’s
Holly Rowe and was headed
of the court when an angry
Cyclones’ fan got lost in the
moment and attempted to con-
front him.
KUsports.com photographer
Nick Krug was still on the court
at the time and later tweeted
that the fan closed on Self and
beganshouting at him. Police
grabbed the fan and escorted
him away from the court.
Tere were false reports of
the fan attempting to hit Self,
but the ofcer intervened be-
fore the fan had a chance to get
Afer the incident Self spoke
with Gary Bedore of the Law-
rence-Journal World.
“I have no problem with what
went on afer the game,” said
Self told Bedore. Self also said
he wasn’t aware of fans throw-
ing objects at his team as it lef
the foor.
— Edited by Trevor Graff
blake schuster
Tempers fare amid Kansas victory in Ames
associateD Press
kansas head coach Bill Self, right, receives a technical foul early in the frst half of an NcAA college basketball game against
iowa State Monday in Ames, iowa.
travis young/kansan file Photo
Senior forward kevin Young looks around before shooting a layup during the second
half of the match against kansas State at Bramlage coliseum tuesday, Jan 22.
Young had six rebounds and two assists for the match. kansas defeated kansas
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“they would take that
opportunity to better
themselves and better their
lives. i thought kansas
was the opportunity that i
could to make a better life
for myself.”
keviN YouNg
Senior forward

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