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At hundreds of dollars per credit hour, skipping adds up
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hbarling@kansan.com As you’re sleeping in and skipping that 8 a.m. class, you’re wasting money. But just how much? Students skip class for multiple reasons. They might need to finish an assignment for a class later in the day, they might be going out of town or they may just want to sleep longer. But skipping class is like throwing money away. For a first-time freshman in 2012, annual in-state tuition (based on 30 credit hours per year) is $8,790. The cost per credit hour is $293. So skipping a lecture that meets three times per week costs you about $18.30. Skipping a threecredit class that only meets twice per week costs you about $27.40. Someone could buy three to four fast food meals with $18. They could treat themselves to a nice dinner on Massachusetts Street or take a couple trips to the movies. About $27 could pay for a new top or, with a few more dollars, a new KU snapback hat. Michael Ciscos, a senior from Olathe, said that he never really skips class anymore because he can’t afford to miss. He said that if he had that $27.40 to spend on anything, he would spend it on gourmet food or liquor. Annual tuition for a first-time freshman in 2012 who is not a resident of Kansas is $22,860. The cost per credit hour is $762. If a student were to skip a class that meets three times per week, it would cost them about $47.60. Skipping a threecredit class that only meets twice per week costs about $71.40. For $47, a student could pay for about nine fast-food meals. Someone could take their boyfriend or girlfriend on a nice date with $47. A student could even buy a good quality phone case with $47. But instead of using that money to buy something extra, it’s wasted on skipping class. Kayla Smith, a freshman from Rosemount, Minn., said that she usually skips class to finish homework due for a class later in the day. She also said that if she’s going home for the weekend, she may skip class in order to stay there longer. “If I have a test or homework due, I won’t skip,” Smith said. “But if I have nothing due and something due in another class, I usually skip it.” Smith said she did not realize skipping a class that meets three times per week costs her about $47. If she had her choice on what to spend that $47 dollars on, she said she would probably buy new clothes. Marian McCoy, a freshman from Lincoln, Neb., said she has only skipped one class this year because she went out of town. McCoy said that the factors that play a role in her decision to skip or not are the attendance policy of the class and knowing whether they will be covering important information that day. “I know school costs so much, but it’s interesting seeing it split up by class,” McCoy said. — Edited by Madison Schultz

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Music students ready for final concert

Nina Scheibe plays her bassoon as part of the School of Music’s Student Recital Series at Swarthout Recital Hall. Scheibe performed in as a requirement to receive a Bachelor of Music in bassoon.

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jjakowatz@kansan.com Imagine one performance determining your entire college career. That’s what students in the School of Music face as May graduation approaches. Come April, Katie Kyzer, along with other music students, will be putting her music degree on the line with her performance in the School of Music’s Student Recital Series. Kyzer, a senior from Purcell, Okla., has spent eight years of her life learning the horn, and if all goes well during her recital, she will be able to graduate from the School of Music in May. “This will be my first solo performance,” Kyzer said. “I want it to go well so I can get my degree fulfillments. Horn is not my strong area, but a performance is necessary to getting a degree and eventually becoming a music therapist.” Kyzer is majoring in music

Costs of skipping Class
2012 firSt-tiME frEShMan, rESidEnt of KanSaS
annual tuition: $8,790 Cost per credit hour: $293 3-hour lecture: $879 skipping one class that meets three times per week: about $18.30 skipping one class that meets twice per week: about $27.40

tranSfEr and non firSt-tiME frEShMan, rESidEnt of KanSaS
annual tuition: $8,000 Cost per credit hour: $266.65 3-hour lecture: $799.95 skipping one class that meets three times per week: about $16.60 skipping one class that meets twice per week: about $24.99

2012 firSt-tiME frEShMan, non-rESidEnt
annual tuition: $22,860 Cost per credit hour: $762 3-hour lecture: $2,286 skipping one class that meets three times per week: about $47.60 skipping one class that meets twice per week: about $71.40

tranSfEr and non firSt-tiME frEShMan, non-rESidEnt
annual tuition: $20,842 Cost per credit hour: $694.75 3-hour lecture: $2,084.25 skipping one class that meets three times per week: about $43.40 skipping one class that meets twice per week: about $65.10
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therapy, and for most of her studies, she prefers to use the guitar, but for her recital she will be playing the horn. “In music therapy, I mainly use guitar, but horn is what I auditioned on and what I have been playing in addition to my guitar coursework since freshman year,” Kyzer said. Kyzer is just one of dozens of students in the School of Music who, over the course of the next couple of months, are required to have a recital that showcases their instrumental or vocal talents and exemplifies what they have learned in the School of Music during their time at the University. Kyzer said she is preparing for her recital daily so she can ensure a solid performance when her April 13 performance date rolls around. “Preparing for a recital is similar to training for a long-distance race,” Kyzer said. “The music I will play has been selected according

to a variety of factors including genre, length and past experience. I have the music learned, but now I am in a process of continuing practice to build up strength and muscle memory for the recital day.” Kyzer is used to dedicating a lot of her time to her music, so the days leading up to her performance are not unusual to her. “In the upcoming days, I will be practicing a lot more than I normally do,” Kyzer said. “As a therapy major, most of my practice time is spent on guitar and singing. This next month will be spent with ensuring I practice every day and really build up my horn playing abilities.” The recitals take place in Swarthout Recital Hall inside Murphy Hall, and performance times vary. The School of Music’s website lists the upcoming performances, which are all free to attend. — Edited by Sarah McCabe


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Wednesday, March 6
WhaT: Faith Forum: An Attempt at Spirit Where: ECM Center, 1204 Oread Ave. WheN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. aBOuT: Join this discussion on the Christian faith, presented by Rev. Hal LeMert. All religions are welcome. WhaT: Murs at the Granada Where: Granada Theater, 1020 Massachusetts St. WheN: 8 p.m. aBOuT: Catch rapper Murs at the Granada. Tickets are $15 for this allages show.

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WhaT: Tea at Three Where: Kansas Union, Level 4 Lobby WheN: 3 to 4 p.m. aBOuT: Hit up the Union for your weekly free tea and pastries. Cheerio! WhaT: Myths and Mayhem Film Series: “Bats” Where: Dyche Hall, Panorama WheN: 6:30 to 9 p.m. aBOuT: Check out this free film featuring genetically modified bats. Who says science has to be boring?

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Academic Health Department aims to teach
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reggleston@kansan.com A call for higher public health standards and greater access to preventive care has urged the nation to action, and the City of Lawrence along with the University have followed suit. Recently implemented by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, KU’s Academic Health Department focuses on research and teaching as means for evolving the city’s approach to public health issues that pervade the community. Following a Lawrence community health assessment in which city department programs were scrutinized for effectiveness and coverage, the health department found that receiving accreditation might come with linking the University’s research in public health with the health department itself. “One of the findings is that we need links between university and community,” said Dr. Vicki CollieAkers, associate director of the KU Work Group for Community Health. “New research findings don’t necessarily trickle down to communities with time alone. This is something we need to improve. We continually need this stream of research and application to keep our community happy, active and healthy.” A year later, the Academic Health Department aims to be a teaching mechanism for those who plan to go into public health and a research institution by which to test and eventually implement health strategies to the Lawrence community. Five interdependent branches of the department outline the program’s focuses on community health, including healthy food, mental health, healthcare access, physical activity and poverty divisions. Collie-Akers and the rest of the KU Work Group, an amalgamation of public health experts and researchers, work under KU’s Life Span Institute to design a community health toolbox, which models how public health should work at the local level, based on experimentation and data collection. “A year ago, we did a large-scale survey about what community health did for residents of Lawrence,” Collie-Akers said. “How well are parts of our health system contributing to health? We looked for hot-spots in town that had a high rate of emergency room use. For example, certain pockets heavily used the ER for dental issues. This speaks to lack of insurance. All of that info was compiled to reflect 13 high-priority health issues, and then we whittled that number down to five all-encompassing areas.” It was one of these areas — the issue of poverty — that inspired graduate research assistant Ithar Hassaballa to get involved. “I was born in Sudan where, often, public health went unaddressed,” Hassaballa said. “Coming here, though, you realize that these health issues aren’t just countries away; they affect people globally. And actually, it’s the same factors — poverty, mental health, healthy food options — that contribute to poorer health in both areas.” Hassaballa joined the Academic Health Department last December so that she could play a part in directly shaping the community with her research investigating how the United Way and private health journals claim public health can most optimally be delivered to residents. But what makes the Academic Health Department one-of-a-kind nationally is its devotion to teaching the next generation’s community health advocates. Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson, an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Behavioral Sciences, works to mold health leaders through classes that investigate how behavioral and analytic methodologies apply to the health of a community, from helping students understand child-care licenses to how child nursery compliance programs work. “We have a long-standing history of engaging students,” WatsonThompson said. “We all have a role to support students, and now we’ve solidified that arrangement between the Lawrence Health Department and Academic Health Department. In time, we hope to bring more students into the fold and share our passion for these services to our community.” While the Academic Health Department remains in its fledgling stages, plans to expand the program’s participation through interested students and to become a greater component of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department prompt Hassaballa to look at the program with hope and anticipation for a better Lawrence. “It will be a bright future,” she said. — Edited by Taylor Lewis

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Ad Astra is under investigation for allegedly violating the Student Senate election code. The Student Senate Election Commission said it received a complaint claiming that the Ad Astra campaign met with members of the Rock Chalk Revue at the Lied Center last Tuesday, Feb. 26 and then campaigned with the Junior Greek Council the next day. While chalking was allowed beginning yesterday, the Student Senate election calendar says that coalitions cannot passively campaign among students until next Monday, said Caleb McIntosh, a sophomore from Caney Valley and the Student Senate elections commissioner. “These are still allegations,” McIntosh said. “They are not actual charges yet.” McIntosh said the Election Hearing Board will consider the allegations and possible consequences. These are the first complaints the commission has received this election cycle. — Marshall Schmidt

senate adds seats to increase diversity

International students are now formally allowed to run for Student Senate as representatives of the international student community itself, as four new seats have been added to the senate to boost representation of this student group. The initiative passed the full senate two weeks ago and was enacted by Student Senate President Hannah Bolton last Thursday, effective immediately. This marks a pivotal step for the representation of minority group students in the senate. Bypassing the requirement that senators represent a certain school like Engineering or Liberal Arts, the bill allows international students to mark on a candidacy form that they are not U.S. citizens and are eligible to vie for the four new senate positions reserved for international students. Caleb McIntosh, a sophomore from Caney and election commissioner of Student Senate, said the bill will not alter the process for how students register for candidacy or are elected. “International student candi-

dates will be treated like any other senator,” McIntosh said. “On the Student Senate website, candidates will have to get a candidacy form stamped confirming that they actually are not a U.S. citizen. This is how all other seats work. You would have to go to your school to confirm that you are a member of that school. International students are then able to campaign up until the election in the second week of April.” Despite the current presence of international students in Student Senate, the initiative, proposed by the senate’s multicultural affairs committee, is aimed at increasing the amount of legislation directed toward the international student constituency as it increases the total number of

senators to 69. “The act should give us insights into the needs of international students, such as whether translators and translation material should be included or gotten rid of in certain classes,” McIntosh said. “The original idea was that we could get a better understanding of how international students are adapting to the KU community and how we can improve this aspect of these students’ college experiences.” Prior to the legislation, international students have been represented by the International Student Association, an entity separate from Student Senate. Ambassadors from the ISA periodically observe the Senate to assure their interests are represented,

but the ISA itself does not have the ability to propose legislation. The Student Senate has focused on vocalizing this development through social media outlets like the Student Senate Twitter page to encourage international candidates to compete in the April election. — Reid Eggleston



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Students raise $489,716 for local residents in need
SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — The 710 students from South Glens Falls High School danced for more than a day: Conga lines, “Gangnam Style,” giddy-ups, hand jives and the Harlem Shake. Then, flushed and weary, the teens showed why this is a dance marathon with a difference. Students cleared a path for a group who walked or were wheeled to the stage set at one end of the gym. One by one — a woman battling cancer in a stocking cap, mothers of ailing children, car crash survivors — thanked the teenage dancers, who just raised almost $500,000 to help them tackle life’s challenges. “When a community comes together to help lift financial stress, which allows a child to get the proper care and have the best chance in life, that’s priceless,” Kate LaFoy told the hushed crowd in a choked voice. Her 15-month-old daughter Alessandra has Turner syndrome, a genetic condition. “You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child? You’re part of our village now. We are forever grateful.” South Glens Falls High School students donated the hefty sum to LaFoy and 39 other recipients by dancing around the clock this weekend as part of an annual event in this small, weathered village just south of New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The dance marathon was started in 1978, the age of turntables and disco. It has morphed into a monster event consuming not only the students, but also the community. Kids go door to door seeking donations, sponsor pancake breakfasts and collect bottles, and they lean on family, friends and neighbors to pitch in. Locals — many who fondly remember their own dancing days — help direct traffic, der. Students get by not only on donate goods for auction, paint adrenaline, but also the knowlfaces or cut hair to raise money. And they open their wallets — edge that they are contributing to something not so easily done in something larger in their commuthis village of about 3,500 souls nity, said art teacher Tom Myott, still struggling to find its economic an adviser for the marathon. Myfooting. Paper mills once powered ott said the marathon’s mission by the Hudson River have shut- has been consistent since he was a tered, and residents have a median student dancer three decades ago. household income of $47,587, lag- Now it’s his daughter’s turn: freshging behind the national figure of man Mackenzie Myott danced her $52,762. first marathon this weekend. The weekend’s record $489,716 The 40 recipients chosen by stueasily topped dents this year the $395,352 include children collected last and adults fightyear, maintain“You’re raised in the South ing potentially ing a trend of fatal illnesses, a Glens Falls community, growing talfamily recoveryou’re expected to dance in ing after a house lies. Some wellthe marathon dance.” heeled colleges fire and a local raise money into food pantry. CArLY weLLer the seven figures “The money High school senior will come in with their annual dance maravery handy,” thons but you’d be hard-pressed to said Kristina Lemery, whose find any high schoolers pulling in 4-year-old son Lukas has a brain this kind of dough. tumor. “The bills are still coming “You’re raised in the South in the mail and it seems that it’s Glens Falls community, you’re ex- never ending.” pected to dance in the marathon As Lukas bounced around a dance,” said senior Carly Weller, a school room set aside for recipimember of the student committee ents, Lemery explained that he that organizes the dance and se- still faces potential peril and that lects recipients, all local. “And af- he is blind in one eye. ter you do it once, you’re hooked.” “The tumor might grow back, This dance marathon is differ- he might need another surgery. ent from the old endurance con- He might need chemo. Right now tests in which the last exhausted we just take it day by day. ... So it’s couple on the floor escapes the tap really nice that in such hard times, on the shoulder to win. The teen- there’s something joyful.” age dancers get a couple of hours The thanks were as profuse as to sleep, plenty of food and drinks the tears. and some other breaks from FriThen the grand total was anday night to Saturday night. There nounced. The marathon was over are costume parades and oppor- and the dancers melted into each tunities to chill out on the gym other’s arms. floor. “Physically I’m exhausted. EmoBut it’s still grueling. tionally I’m exhausted,” Weller “Definitely sleep during sleep said. “But I’ve never been as happy break, drink lots of water, (use) in my life.” deodorant,” said senior Blake Sny-

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Ad Astra
• Ad Astra, a Student Senate coalition, released two more platforms for their 2013 campaign.
Marcus Tetwiler, a junior from Paola, is Ad Astra’s 2013 presidential candidate. Emma Halling, a junior from Elkhard, Ind., is running as Ad Astra’s 2013 Vice President. A 21-year-old male was arrested yesterday on the 1700 block of Tennessee Street under suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and no insurance. A $700 bond was paid. A 27-year-old female was arrested yesterday on the 1800 block of 23rd Street under suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence. A $500 bond was paid. A 23-year-old male was arrested yesterday on the 1900 block of Haskell under suspicion of battery, criminal trespassing, and disorderly conduct. No bond was posted. A 35-year-old male was arrested yesterday on the 1900 block of Haskell under suspicion of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. No bond was posted. A 22-year-old female was arrested Sunday on the 3200 block of Iowa Street under suspicion of possession of marijuana and theft. A $200 bond was paid.

Opening Student Body Access to the Student Senate
According to a press release, Ad Astra plans to implement an online system that will allow students to schedule meetings with the Student Senate Executive Staff. The press release also says that student groups seeking funding from Student Senate can meet with the Senate treasurer to go over rules and regulations regarding funding. They plan to work to video record all Senate meetings to reach out to students who couldn’t attend the meeting and to ensure transparency across the board. The press release says that Ad Astra will create Senator Town Halls, in which the Senators will have meetings with their members to make for a more transparent and responsive system.

Parking Ticket Forgiveness
Ad Astra plans to work with KU Parking and Transit to create a program in which students will have their first two parking tickets forgiven after completing an online parking quiz. The press release also says that educating students on parking policies will lead to a more improved parking experience for everyone. — Hannah Barling


Lack of Spanish ads troublesome for immigrants in Kansas
WICHITA — When Emira Palacios saw a Spanish-language television ad talking about the new federal health care law, the immigrant from Mexico said it made her want to learn more about whether she could finally get insurance coverage as a Kansas resident. However, the advertisement she saw on Univision applied only to California residents. Palacios found it was far more difficult to get Spanish language information for Kansas, which has a far smaller Hispanic population and where political leaders have been vehemently opposed to the 2010 Affordable Care Act. “I do not have insurance so if there is something out there I can have access to, I definitely would like to know and I even would like to know what are my obligations, you know, in that regard,” said Palacios, 47, who works for a Wichita firm that advocates for immigrant issues. “What am I supposed to do if I do not have insurance?” Palacios, who as a naturalized U.S. citizen speaks some English, says the problem could be far worse for the state’s residents who speak none. Kansas, where meatpacking plants have drawn immigrants from numerous countries — has more than 186,500 residents who primarily speak Spanish at home, census figures show. Of those, nearly 86,000 say they speak English “less than very well.” Thousands additional Kansans primarily speak German, French, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese or some other language at home. It’s unclear whether the kind of ad targeted at Californians will ever air in Kansas, or how aggressively government leaders will bridge the language gap as the ACA takes hold. Kansas has opted to let the federal government set up its health insurance marketplace. In 2011, Gov. Sam Brownback returned a $31.5 million federal grant to set up an exchange and do outreach efforts to all its residents. “It makes me angry. We need to know these things,” Palacios said of Brownback’s move. Some private health groups have stepped in to try to fill some of that information void, but their resources fall far short of the millions of federal dollars Brownback rejected. Among those private education efforts is the Health Reform Resource Project, an initiative funded by private health foundations in Kansas to provide education and resources to educate the public on the new health care law and insurance exchanges. “Other states that are participating in the plan, they are getting federal money to build health insurance marketplaces and part of that money is going to outreach and education,” said Sheldon Weisgrau, director of the Health Reform Resource Project. “We don’t have access to that, so it is left to folks like me to provide outreach and education. But it is difficult because I don’t have those kinds of resources and I am also operating in an environment where the political leadership is very vociferous and vocally opposed to this.” Weisgrau, who speaks no Spanish, is the project’s only employee. He has been giving talks to English-speaking groups across the state. “There has been so much noise and rhetoric about this in the past that most folks, even if they think they understand what is in the law, often have misinformation that needs to be corrected. But most people just don’t know a lot about it at all,” Weisgrau said. Consumers in every state are expected to have access to health care coverage when open enrollment begins on Oct. 1. Since Kansas is a federally facilitated exchange, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be in charge of informing the Kansas population on the new law, said Cindy Hermes, director of public outreach at the Kansas insurance Department. “I wouldn’t say we are doing nothing, but they are in charge and the ones leading the education effort,” Hermes said. She noted the federal government has brochures and other literature printed in various languages, and the feds are in charge in paid media advertising. The new health care law also provides for “navigator grants” that will awarded to individuals or groups to pay for some outreach efforts for non-English speaking populations in states which have decided against setting up their own exchanges. But it is unclear just how much federal funding will be available for those navigator grants or other education efforts. Another problem is that since Kansas is not running its own exchange, the federal government gets to decide who gets grant funding to be navigators for those state’s nonEnglish speaking populations. Whether or not the federal government knows the “right” Hispanic groups with relationships in those non-English speaking communities is “questionable,” Weisgrau said. “To me that is one of the disadvantages of having it run from a federal level, rather than a state level,” he said.


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down a jewel thief. Alfred and his men searched and searched, but they never could find anyone who traded with him, because the thief had been throwing away the stolen jewels. He explains that some men – or in our case, countries – aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. “They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” North Korea is crazy. And like the Joker, we don’t take them seriously because of it. We spoofed Kim Jong-Il for his oversized sunglasses and Fresh Prince-era hair; we mock his son and current leader Kim Jong-Un for looking like he could (and would) eat

the average North Korean. They are strange and isolated from the rest of the world, but at the same time, they demand attention with a constant stream of threats, including a recent video that showed our president and troops engulfed in flames. But they are serious about creating nuclear weapons, and in doing so, they are in direct violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which was created to disarm all but five countries of nuclear weapons. America is one of those countries. However, it’s difficult to convince other governments to forfeit their weapons when we’re sitting on the biggest stockpile in the world, so we’ve been trimming some fat. In 1967, the U.S. had more than 30,000 warheads, according to defense.gov. Today, the U.S. has just over 1,700. President Obama has made nonproliferation a priority, not only narrowing the stockpile, but also narrowing the circumstances in which we would use such force. But North Korea is pushing

us. They want us to break our own rules. They’re a purple-clad clown, dangling from a Gotham rooftop, just taunting us to give it the push it needs. Even Batman had to call in the Justice League sometimes. We need the U.N. to be on the same page when dealing with North Korea, but China continues to undermine our sanctions in order to maintain a stable buffer zone between themselves and U.S.-occupied South Korea. We need to shut down the regime – without the use or our nuclear weapons – or this situation could ignite a larger problem. Batman later asks Alfred if he ever caught the jewel thief of the forest. Alfred solemnly replies yes. Batman asks how. “We burnt the forest down.” Webber is a freshman majoring in journalism and political science from Prairie Village. Follow him on Twitter @wmwebber




cheating not the same for every person, relationship
By Rachel Keith

n relationships, there exists a cheating curve, meaning that what one person considers cheating can be drastically different from another. This curve varies from person to person, and unfortunately, the discrepancies in what constitutes infidelity aren’t always made clear, which can strain relationships. Most people probably agree that certain activities, like kissing or engaging in a full-on bedroom romp with someone else while in an exclusive relationship, are cheating. In a way, the curve in American society has a least a little consistency. However, a common disagreement on the issue is whether or not going to a gentleman’s club while in a relationship, either serious or not, is a cheating offense. And with the stigma the establishments have, it’s no wonder. The Stir blogger Janelle Harris discussed the issue in a post headlined “Strip Clubs + Cheating = A Natural Combination.” She advocates that attending a strip club is cheating and that one cannot simultaneously be in a serious relationship and get a lap dance. She said, “All of the pieces for the freaky deaky equation (of cheating) are right there: mental fantasizing, physical desire and emotional hot-and-heaviness. And let’s not pretend that, for a few extra bucks, Mercedes, Vanilla or Delicious won’t…perform a little more than a lappy and a pole routine.” Likewise, I won’t pretend that “Mercedes, Vanilla or Delicious” (a blatant stereotype that made it difficult for me to take her opinion seriously) have never done that. However, it’s unfair

to say that always happens and equally naïve to say that the “mental fantasizing” and “physical desire” she blames on being at a gentleman’s club aren’t natural phenomena anyway, regardless of relationship status or location. She prefaces her article saying that she isn’t “crazy insecure,” but after its conclusion and her suggestion that she has never been to a strip club herself, I respectfully disagreed. Lately, the state government has been critical of these clubs too. According to the Lawrence Journal-World, last month the Kansas House of Representatives had hearings about Bill 2054, called the “Community Defense Act.” The bill would place restrictions on “sexually oriented” businesses such as Allstars Gentleman’s Club and the Outhouse. If it passes, the bill would ban employees from being nude or topless, serving alcoholic beverages, being open past midnight and offering private dances, and dictate where the establishments can be located. I wouldn’t say I can’t believe this bill was actually a matter of discussion in the House, but in the wake of representatives, singles and couples alike bashing on these “sexually oriented” businesses by dubbing them intimidating to the community and a menace to relationships, I have to ask…why all the hating

on strip clubs? To say that merely being at a strip club and/or having a lap dance is infidelity is comparing apples to oranges. It may be one thing if someone in an exclusive relationship actually has sexual contact with said dancer (i.e. more than just receiving a lap dance), but simply being at the establishment and seeing all there is to see is quite another. I would be concerned if my long-term boyfriend made a habit of frequenting a strip club to see a particular dancer, but that’d be more of a reflection of something he’s lacking in our relationship. However, a visit and a lap dance for an event like a bachelor party or a night out with his friends is, as far as I’m concerned, no harm, no foul. Therefore my best advice to anyone with Harris’ opinion is, frankly, to get real, and that if you share her view but have never been to a strip club, go. I’ve been to one, and despite having a stranger thrown into my table, sending me scrambling to recover my cocktail and designer purse, I enjoyed it. Despite Harris’ plea, it is insecure to say going to a gentleman’s club is cheating, whether we want to acknowledge it or not, and we have to be honest with ourselves. We have to admit, “It’s not the strip club; it’s me,” because in the end, it is. And when we do recognize it, it gives us all a little more freedom to be an “I” and a “me” while also being an “us” and a “we.” Keith is a graduate student in education from Wichita. Follow her on Twitter @Rachel_UDKeith.


Nic Cage: Best actor of all time
By Trey Conrad

ver since the ancient Greeks started the great tradition of theater in 600 B.C., patrons have long been enticed by the actors who made their presence known on stage. As acting has transitioned into the modern age, so has its medium. The widespread availability of motion pictures has allowed individual actors to share their talents on a worldwide stage with their works being viewed by millions. There have been countless actors, but only a select few have been able to truly capture our hearts and souls with their inspiring interpretations of characters we see on the big screen. Names such as Tom Hanks, Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe often come into arguments of who is the best, but there is one name forgotten among their ranks. The soft ballad of the syllables that form to create this man’s name grace your ears like the poetry of a Shakespearean sonnet. I know you are already aware of whom I’m talking about: The great, the only, the titillating Nicolas Cage. I bet there are many people out there who would disagree with what I just said, but just one look into Cage’s starlit eyes and it is all too clear that he may as well have invented the rules on acting. In his long career, he has played dozens of unique roles ranging from superheros, knights, sorcerers, guinea pigs, treasure hunters, firefighters, ants, a guy named Mick, magicians, and let’s not forget when he switches faces with John Travolta. It’s sad that most people don’t even realize how good Nicolas Cage can be, and even worse, some unfortunate souls go out of their way to bad-mouth him. This is madness! To insult the

Cage is to insult the very face of the acting gods. In fact, if I could think of two words to describe Cage’s performances, they would be “flawless” and “perfect.” I can’t even think of a role he couldn’t fill. I bet if you took the cast of “Dr. Dolittle” or “Dr. Dolittle 2” and replaced all the actors with Nicolas Cage, the movie would actually benefit from it. Just visualizing the possibilities in my head makes my heart race and feet tremble. It’s like taking a golden watch and covering it in chocolate; the watch was fine to begin with, but dip that bad boy in chocolate and it just gets that much better. Just as this watch is delicious, so is the future for movie fans. According to Yahoo.com, Cage is rumored to appear in an estimated 14 films within the next two years. Some may think this is overbooking; on the contrary, I believe this to be passion. A passion that not only drives Cage to share his talents, but drives him to reface the image of cinema. Just as he stole the Declaration of Independence in “National Treasure,” he plans to steal our hearts yet again in these next breathtaking years. I hope you’re ready, because you will be unable to hold in your emotions. Happiness, sorrow and love: all delivered to you in one small Cage... Nicolas Cage. Conrad is a sophomore majoring illustration and animation from Andover.


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Rap music not appreciated as much as genre should be
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rwright@kansan.com I cringe whenever I hear people spew, “You can’t spell crap without rap.” Year after year, rap artists continue to release chart-topping singles as well as craft great lyrics that often receive critical acclaim, but the genre of rap gets scoffed at and still isn’t respected as much as it should be. For example, the Grammys features several categories for rap music, but most of the time, they aren’t even shown during the actual awards show; they’re awarded during the preshow. In fact, some rappers are so turned off by the Grammys that they won’t even show up to the prestigious event. Kanye West has won 21 Grammys in his lifetime, and yet hasn’t showed up at the awards in the past few years. In fact, he has recently made inflammatory comments about the ceremony. associaTed Press Rap is, without a doubt, one kanye west, winner for Best rap song and Best r&B song, displays his awards at of the most diverse genres of music with many subgenres and the 47th annual Grammy awards in los angeles, Calif., on Feb. 13, 2005. kanye has specific niches, like conscious won 21 Grammys to date. rap, trap rap and horrorcore. There’s something for everyone, ment is very false. As a matter Andre 3000 have crafted some of no matter what you’re in to. Are you really in to heavy of fact, I’m willing to argue that the best stories I’ve ever heard, yet metal? Check out Death Grips. some of the best lyrics in music I feel like people don’t recognize rappers as storytellers. You like indie? Give Macklemore history have come from rappers. Rap is something that I love. For example, in 2006, Lupe a shot. Reggae your favorite genre? Go listen to Young Fathers. Fiasco released a song titled This is the music that I grew up Jazz aficionado? Try out Shabazz “Mean & Vicious,” which is so on. I’m not trying to put rap on a intricate and complicated that pedestal above all other genres; I Palaces. One of the biggest and most many people, including myself, just want it to be respected more ignorant arguments people make have no idea what the song truly as a genre and art form. against rap is that there’s no lyri- means. Websites like RapGenius cal substance, and all that rappers are designed to help explain the — Edited by Taylor Lewis talk about is money, jewelry and songs’ deeper meanings. Artists like Slick Rick, Nas and promiscuous women. This argu-


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Taurus (april 20-may 20) Today is a 7 invest personal energy in a career project. passions demand attention, so give in to them and savor it. don't try to buy someone's affection. postpone travel for a few days. gemini (may 21-June 20) Today is an 8 impulsiveness causes accidents, especially in love and romance. it's better to take it slow. remember to do a chore you promised. play by the book, despite annoying regulations. Focus on what you're doing. cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 9 don't fall for a sob story, make expensive promises or impulsively purchase anything. pour yourself into the tasks at hand, and save your money. Go out later, and relax with someone you adore. Leo (July 23-aug. 22) Today is a 7 avoid an argument over a household issue. don't run away from the problem or overspend, even for good reasons. share private information in private. Change the agreement to suit. Gamble only for love. Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22) Today is a 6 take control of your finances. study is required, and the possibility of error is high. Costs are up there, too. it's not a good time to be flippant. apply your energies to your career. Libra (sept. 23-oct. 22) Today is a 7 Hold on to what you have, and defend your position. avoid an argument by being respectful. avoid reckless driving. a friend has helpful connections. emotional responses tell the story. maintain objectivity, if possible. scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21) Today is a 9 a domestic disagreement could disturb the peace. don't buy gifts or toys yet. don't sell or give away anything belonging to a loved one. Hold your temper, and proceed with caution. sagittarius (nov. 22-dec. 21) Today is a 9 work could interfere with travel. a partner provides elbow grease. negotiations hit rough waters, but don't spend out of guilt. avoid speaking out in anger ... take a walk to cool down. allow yourself a luxury. capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 6 don't tell everyone the news. let another person represent you. Get with your partner now. you don't need new stuff ... repurpose old stuff instead, and put savings aside. an old trick doesn't work. aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 7 run a reality check instead of forging ahead blindly. don't forget to do what you promised. watch out for hazards; easy does it. avoid launches and communication blitzes; get into organization and planning. Pisces (Feb. 19-march 20) Today is a 7 you love to win. restraint is advised, rather than rushing ahead. success comes slowly today. Face it, and heal. Create new financial options. wait for a better time to play.

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music sales increased in 2012, digital purchases main factor
Lyndsey haVens
lhavens@kansan.com The concept of purchasing single tracks off an album came with the inception of iTunes. Pahls represents one of many who feels that albums should be listened to as a whole, not in parts. Would you read just one chapter out of a whole book? Alex Chanay, a freshman from Topeka, also values albums in their entirety. “I prefer vinyl because it turns the process of listening to music into a more engaging experience,” Chanay said. “It makes you pay more attention to the music and requires you to experience the album as one long piece of music.” For fans like Pahls and Chanay, consideration of the artists and music comes first. The big players in the industry however, don’t always share this state of mind. The three largest record labels in the U.S. – Universal, Sony and Warner Music Group – often look out for themselves above all else. According to Rolling Stone, Edgar Berger, president and CEO at Sony Music Entertainment, is rather pleased with the increase in digital sales. “At the beginning of the digital revolution, it was a common theme to say digital is killing music,” Berger said in the article. “Well the reality is, digital is saving music. I absolutely believe that this marks the start of a global growth story. The industry has every reason to be optimistic about its future.” While this may be the truth for the record labels, the artists themselves may be experiencing a harsher reality. Resorting to digital platforms like iTunes, Spotify and Pandora leaves the artists with more exposure, yet very little profit. “Streaming services remain a point of contention as the labels, tech companies, and especially artists continue to figure out how revenues should be shared,” the Rolling Stone article said. “In recent years, notable acts like the Black Keys, Adele, and Taylor Swift have not made their music readily available to streaming services.” In an effort to revitalize records and create growth outside of digital, Sam Goodrich, a junior from Topeka, tries to do his part. “Almost all of the music that I have bought over the years has been in CD form,” Goodrich said. “CDs are cheaper, you can play them in your car, upload them to your computer and are just overall more convenient. When gauging sound quality, though, vinyl produces a much higher quality and enjoyable sound.” While a complete shift back to the days of CD players and turntables is rather unlikely, it isn’t completely out of reach. Although the digital age has wrapped its wires around many listeners, not all have allowed themselves to get caught up in the trend. “The surge in popularity of vinyl has been a pretty neat thing to happen recently,” Goodrich said. “It helps keep local businesses like Love Garden up and running, helps generate revenue for the artists as well as indicates that people are starting to really appreciate good sound quality again.” — Edited by Taylor Lewis




australian miners fired for ‘harlem shake’
pertH, australia — up to 15 miners were fired from their high-paying jobs in an australian gold mine after a “Harlem shake” performance underground was deemed a safety hazard, a newspaper reported on monday. a youtube video shows eight miners wearing safety gear while performing the convulsive dance in the agnew Gold mine last week. the west australian newspaper quoted a sacked worker who wouldn’t give his name as saying up to 15 people were fired, including some who watched the performance but did not participate. mine owner Barminco considered

the stunt a safety issue and a breach of its “core values of safety, integrity and excellence,” according to a dismissal letter cited by the paper. the letter noted that Barminco would not allow the dancing workers “to be subcontracted by Barminco at any site domestically and globally.” it’s not clear from the video what safety issues are raised. the dancing miners wear helmets, but five are shirtless. the sacked worker told the newspaper that shirts had been removed to ensure the Barminco name did not appear in the video. Barminco did not immediately respond to a request for comment monday. — Associated Press

For the first time in 13 years, music sales are up. For musicians and fans alike this is seemingly great news – or is it? Sales saw a growth of a mere 0.3 percent in 2012, raising the industry’s revenue to $16.5 billion, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. However, this number pales in comparison to the nearly $30 billion price tag the industry carried in the ‘90s. What exactly led to the sudden yet slight growth in revenue? While there are several contributing factors, digital sales are the primary cause. Digital platforms like iTunes and streaming services like Spotify and Pandora alone experienced a 9 percent increase in revenue. For what was once considered to be the downfall of the music industry, digital presence has certainly proved its place. But how long will it maintain its lead? Although digital allows for a cheap and convenient user experience, many music fans have voiced the concern that digital lacks the raw quality that contributes to the overall listening experience of a full album. Eric Pahls, a freshman from Beloit, falls into this category. “I prefer to listen to vinyl,” Pahls said. “It is more involved, has an old-fashioned sound and has aesthetic value. An album tells a story, and there is a method to song order, so when someone puts on an album and listens to it front to back, they understand the story and emotion that the artist is trying to convey.”

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“It’s the greatest achievement I’ve ever witnessed in all my years of being a coach and a television personality. I really, absolutely have been blown away.” — Dick Vitale on George Mason’s Final Four run in 2006, bleacherreport.com

Bank on higher-seeded teams for a successful bracket
ell, it is finally here – the month of March. Let the madness begin. The Cinderellas, the bracket busters, everything about March Madness gives me the chills. As many of us anxiously wait for Selection Sunday on March 17, maybe this will be the year when someone gets that oh-so-treasured perfect bracket. How lucky would that be? Although everyone is convinced every year that they hold the perfect bracket, reality has it that the perfect bracket will almost never be achieved. There are more than 9 quintillion — yes, I said quintillion — ways to fill out a bracket. To put that into some sort of perspective, that would be the number 9 followed by 18 zeros. So knowing that it is basically impossible to get a perfect bracket, I believe there are still ways to make a good bracket. It does not matter whether you use ESPN, CBS or even Yahoo because the way the point system works for every site is the

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A No. 1 seed has never lost to a No. 16 seed. — docsports.com

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seeds made it to the Final Four?

Q: How many times have all No. 1

A: Once, in 2008 (Memphis, North Carolina, UCLA and Kansas)

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same. Each round has a certain number of points, and for every team you correctly select to advance to the next round, you obtain the amount of points for whatever each victory is worth for that designated round. As the tournament goes on, the point value continues to increase for each round. Last year, I had my best March Madness ever, as I was one win away from winning my league. Yes, if Kansas had beaten Kentucky, then it would have been the cherry on top for me. However, with such a suc-

cessful year, I learned how to make a good bracket. I came up with a formula that worked, which I plan on using again this year. The first part of the formula is to avoid the major upsets. As tempting as it is, the reason why a particular team is the higher seed is because they are flat-out better. The second part is to correctly select 11 out of the Sweet Sixteen teams. The Sweet Sixteen is essential to any bracket because it is where you can get the most wins for the best value in terms of point worth. Next comes correctly selecting five out of the Elite Eight, followed by correctly choosing two of the Final Four teams. Selecting the national champion correctly will greatly increase your chances of winning your league because it is worth more points than any other round, so choose wisely. March is an exciting time for fans, and a lucky time for some teams. With Selection Sunday being on St. Patrick’s Day,

maybe the luck will be on the fans’ side this year. Happy March Madness, and may the odds be ever in your favor. — Edited by Madison Schultz

This week in athletics
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Baseball Niagara 3 p.m. Lawrence

Softball Eastern Michigan Noon Boca Raton, Fla. Baseball Niagara 3 p.m. Lawrence Women’s Tennis Oklahoma 5 p.m. Norman, Okla. Softball Michigan State 5 p.m. Boca Raton, Fla. Track NCAA Indoor Championships TBA Fayetteville, Ark. Women’s Basketball Big 12 Championship TBA Dallas, Texas Women’s rowing Oklahoma Invite All Day Oklahoma City, Okla.

Baseball Niagara 1 p.m. Lawrence Softball Ball State 3 p.m. Boca Raton, Fla. Men’s Basketball Baylor 5 p.m. Waco, Texas Softball Florida Atlantic University 5 p.m. Boca Rota, Fla. Women’s Golf Notre Dame Clover Cup All Day Mesa, Ariz. Track NCAA Indoor Championships TBA Fayetteville, Ark. Women’s Basketball Big 12 Championship TBA Dallas, Texas

Softball Louisiana-Monroe 8 a.m. Boca Rota, Fla. Women’s Tennis Oklahoma State Noon Stillwater, Okla. Baseball Niagara Noon Lawrence Women’s rowing Oklahoma Invite All Day Oklahoma City, Okla. Women’s Golf Notre Dame Clover Cup All Day Mesa, Ariz. Women’s Basketball Big 12 Championship TBA Dallas, Texas

Women’s Basketball Big 12 Championship TBA Dallas, Texas Women’s Swimming NCAA Zone Diving Championships All Day Houston, Texas


Kansas team eyes title at Louisiana classics
Final-round contention has been a foreign feeling to the Kansas men’s golf team for quite some time. But that won’t be the case for the Jayhawks tomorrow, who are in second place and just seven strokes off the lead at the Louisiana Classics hosted by University of Lousiana-Lafayette in Lafayette, La. “They just settled in early,” said

men’s golf coach Jamie Bermel. “And that has been our Achilles heel — starting off poorly. And today, we just got off to a pretty good start and continued that.” Kansas played 36 holes in the opening day of the tournament and sat tied for first after the first 18 holes of the day. The team was led by Alex Gutesha, who shot three-under par with a 69. “Alex got off to a hot start, and I think some people were feeding off

him,” Bermel said. Stan Gautier was the second Jayhawk under par with a 71, and an even-par 72 from Chris Gilbert put the Jayhawks tied atop the leaderboard with Illinois. Kansas would lose the lead in the second round of the day despite a threeunder par 69 from Gilbert. Gautier, Gilbert and Gutesha each finished the day in the top-15 individually, but it’s a long way down the list to the next Jayhawks. Dylan McClure is

currently tied at 70, with Jackson Foth not far behind tied for 79. A first round 80 from McClure and a second round 76 from Foth kept the Jayhawks from taking a final round lead. “We need five guys. We can’t have four or three like we did this afternoon,” Bermel said. “If we can get four guys playing well, we have just as good of a shot as anybody else.” Kansas is seven strokes behind Illinois, but six teams are within seven

strokes of Kansas. “We just have to do what we do well, and that’s get in the fairway, get on the green and make some putts,” Bermel said. Seniors Alex Gutesha and Chris Gilbert have never been a part of a final group pairing in their careers at Kansas. Gilbert, currently tied for second individually, will get that chance tomorrow. “They just haven’t been there as a

team,” Bermel said. But with a new coach comes a new attitude, and “not being there” is not too high on Bermel’s list. “Our goal is to win the golf tournament,” Bermel said. “We didn’t come down to finish second, third, fourth. Our goal every time we tee it up is to finish first, and that’s how we have to play. You can’t be scared. You have to go out and play your game.”
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Elijah Johnson shares his spotlight with the team
to Young, the Jayhawks led 1510 midway through the first half. bschuster@kansan.com It was supposed to be a night that When he tossed up another to Ben all of the Kansas seniors enjoyed to- McLemore with fewer than two gether. Elijah Johnson was just too minutes to play, Kansas had soared busy sharing the moment to think ahead to a 43-18 lead. As Kansas coach Bill Self would about capturing one for himself. Playing for the last time in Al- later confirm, Johnson was the key len Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks’ point to everything for the Jayhawks. “He’s seeing the floor better,” guard dished out 12 assists, half of which went high above the rim Self said. “He didn’t look to score, only to be forced through the net in though. I told him to shoot the ball.” thunderous fashion. That might be a concern for a “I’d rather be the person sitting back watching like the crowd,” team with scoring trouble, which is a thing of the Johnson admitpast for these ted of Kansas’ Jayhawks. rather routine alWith the exley-oops. “There “not many teams throw as ception of Johnare other people many lobs as we do. That’s son, who had who can take care part of our offense. That’s seven points, of those points every Kansas better than I do.” who we are.” starter finished Those “other people” are cenBILL seLF with double-digit Basketball coach points — Withey ter Jeff Withey, led the team with forward Kevin 22. Young and guard Of course, the points don’t come Ben McLemore. Each had two vicious dunks via an Elijah Johnson sweeter than when it looks like kids lob during Kansas’ 79-42 victory experimenting on a playground. “Not many teams throw as many over Texas Tech. lobs as we do,” Self said. “That’s part Perhaps that was the point for Johnson during this annual cel- of our offense. That’s who we are.” Well, not quite. ebration of Kansas’ most tenured When Withey tried to return the players. Twenty years from now favor with a lob early in the second when he remembers playing in Allen Fieldhouse, he’ll think about half, Johnson missed his chance to the feeling of the building when the throw it down. “I don’t know how I would’ve offense he ran couldn’t be stopped. celebrated that,” Johnson joked. “I And against Texas Tech, that was think that’s why I missed.” certainly the case. However, Johnson would grab “It started off with Elijah throwing lobs,” senior guard Travis Rele- the Allen Fieldhouse rim one last ford said of the Jayhawks’ explosive time. Midway through the second play. “It brought more energy to the period, freshman forward Jamari Traylor came up with a steal and team.” Indeed, when Johnson tossed gave the ball up to sophomore Kansas’ first alley-oop of the night guard Naadir Tharpe. Before any

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Kansas Texas Tech JayhawK sTaT LEadErs
Points rebounds assists

Kansas 79, Texas Tech 42

45| 34 — 79 20 | 22 — 42

BLaKe schusTer







Player Kevin Young Jeff Withey elijah Johnson Ben McLemore Travis Releford naadir Tharpe Rio adams Pts 14 22 7 13 13 0 1 6 79 FG-FGa 5-6 8-9 3-8 5-14 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 24-45 rebs 6 9 3 5 5 1 1 7 45 a 1 0 12 2 2 1 0 2 18 TO’s 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 15

senior guard Travis Releford gets fouled during the first half of the game against Texas Tech yesterday in allen Fieldhouse. Releford scored 13 total points with five rebounds, contributing in the Jayhawks’ 79-42 victory against the Red Raiders. other player had a chance to get across half court, Tharpe caught Johnson in stride, allowing him to slam it home with one hand. Still, Withey felt Johnson needed to have his final chance to soar through the air above James Naismith court while another Jayhawk

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found him afloat. “I thought it was a perfect throw,” Withey said of his lob to Johnson. “I thought it was going to be a perfect finish, too. We’ll get it next time.” — Edited by Taylor Lewis

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Pts 0 16 4 7 4 5 0 2 42

FG-FGa 0-6 5-9 1-6 3-9 2-4 2-7 0-1 1-3 14-53

rebs 4 3 2 1 3 6 0 2 21

a 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 7

TO’s 2 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 13

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KEy PLays (firsT haLf)
9:54 – From behind the 3-point line, senior guard elijah Johnson tosses a reverse alley-oop to senior forward Kevin Young, which was the first of five alley-oops for Kansas in the first half. (15-10 KU)

KEy PLays (sECond haLf)
8:48 – On one possession, Kansas misses three 3-point attempts, but a guard corrals every rebound, leading to a Withey jumper. (65-35 KU) 7:54 – For the final time in allen Fieldhouse, Withey posterizes an opponent on a dunk. (69-35 KU) 4:45 – Kansas’ starting five of Ben McLemore, Young, Jeff, Johnson and senior guard Travis Releford are individually subbed out for the last time at home. (77-38 KU)

In his final home performance, Johnson set a career-high 12 assists. he dished out five alleyoops in the first half. he had 10 assists against West Virginia on saturday, making him the first Jayhawk since aaron Miles in 2004 to have consecutive games of at least 10 assists, according to Kansas athletics.

Elijah Johnson, guard


converts a one-handed alley-oop. (29-12 KU)

5:54 – From the free throw line, Johnson finds Young, who 5:20 – senior center Jeff Withey makes the only 3-point at-

gamE To rEmEmbEr
The senior scored 22 points, the second outing this season where he reached the 20-point plateau. he also had nine rebounds and four blocks.
Withey Jeff Withey, center

tempt of his career from the top of the arc. (32-12 KU)

QuoTE of ThE gamE
“I knew it was going to go in. I was telling the guys before, how am I going to celebrate it? It’s awesome. Me and scot Pollard both are 100 percent 3-point percentage.”
— senior Center Jeff withey on his first career 3-pointer


KEy sTaTs

12 26.4 22

senior guard elijah Johnson set his career high with 12 assists, and he has 22 assists in his past two games. according to Kansas athletics, it’s the most assists by a Jayhawk since aaron Miles had 12 against Kansas state on Jan. 28, 2004. Texas Tech shot only 14-53 from the floor, for a paltry 26.4 percent.

The Jayhawks outrebounded Texas Tech by 22, for a total of 45-23.



Volume 125 Issue 83


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Senior Night
page 7


Jayhawks have fun playing Texas Tech

Jayhawks rout Red Raiders on Senior Night, look toward NCAA tournament

KANSAS 79, TexAS TeCh 42

By Geoffrey Calvert
ure, they wore their familiar home white jerseys Monday night against Texas Tech, but that wasn’t the Jayhawks playing. If anything, it was the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus. Saturday’s game against West Virginia was an exhibition of athletic prowess, but in the first few minutes against the Red Raiders, it looked like the circus left town already. Tech destroyed the game’s flow by drawing fouls and Kansas was struggling to score. But then it all changed, because Kansas heeded freshman guard Ben McLemore’s advice – when the Jayhawks play Kansas ball, they’re playing fun ball. It’s fitting, then, that the most embattled Kansas senior, guard Elijah Johnson, made Senior Night fun. First, standing behind the 3-point line, Johnson found senior forward Kevin Young for an alleyoop. Then, from the free-throw line, Johnson lofted a high floater to senior center Jeff Withey, who flushed the ball through the basket. Kansas had five alley-oops in the first half and Johnson had nine assists, with 12 overall. He committed only two turnovers. Withey even joined the fray making his first 3-pointer of his career. For those scoring at home, he made as many 3-pointers as the Red Raiders did all night. It’s a nice turnaround from the earlier portion of the Big 12 season. For the first half of conference play, The Jayhawks seemed to play a laboring brand of basketball. But once a team gets that little dash of confidence, as the Jayhawks did in a thorough dismantling of Kansas State on Feb. 11, the whole basketball court opens up again. In the second half, it sure didn’t look like Kansas was concerned with scoring. Rather, it was concerned with making the best dunk, as teammates playfully tried to one-up each other’ Sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe even tried a half-court alley-oop pass to freshman forward Jamari Traylor. The ball flew into the stands, but when you’re flirting with a 40-point lead on Senior Night, why not have a little bit of fun? Perhaps the most satisfying part of the night was seeing the seniors play to their roles. Johnson, criticized all year for his play at the point guard despite being a natural shooting guard, finished with 12 assists. Withey, skinnier than a stick when he arrived in Lawrence, had 22 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Young and his afro provided Energizer Bunny-type energy on his way to 14 points, including three dunks. Guard Travis Releford made the one 3-pointer he took, and got to the free throw line 10 times, making eight of those free throws. With the way Kansas is playing, its just as likely as anyone to wind up in the Final Four given all the upsets of top-10 teams this season. It’s just a shame that this edition of the circus will never play in Lawrence again. —Edited by Jordan Wisdom


Senior guard elijah Johnson drives past his opponent to get to the basket during the yesterday’s game against Texas Tech in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks won 79-42.


RyAn MccARtHy

rmccarthy@kansan.com It’s rare to see four seniors start on a college basketball team today. But when has Kansas been like other basketball programs? All four of the seniors showed off some sweet moves on Senior Night as Kansas cruised to a comfortable 79-42 victory over Texas Tech that left Allen Fieldhouse buzzing well after the speeches wrapped up. First, senior center Jeff Withey scraped the ceiling with one alleyoop and knocked down the lone 3-point attempt of his career. It’s a moment that will live as the memory for Withey’s Senior Night. “I knew it was going to go in,”

Withey said. Then, senior forward Kevin Young nearly brushed his Afro on the rim during a reverse dunk in the first half while also making a few hustle plays to make it a meaningful night for him after a topsyturvy career. Young could not help mentioning the Afro to the home crowd one more time before ending his career in Allen Fieldhouse. “I had a long speech prepared, but it got lost in my hair,” Young joked as he opened his Senior Night speech. Third, senior guard Travis Releford did all the things he’s done while a Jayhawk; play great defense and make some swift moves in transition. Releford’s been around this area his entire life and understands

what Senior Night means more than anyone. “This is the best place to play, the best place to be,” Releford said. And finally you have senior guard Elijah Johnson. A man fully scrutinized earlier this season who’s finally settled into his role as a point guard being the ultimate facilitator on Senior Night. Still, the thoughtful and reserved Johnson knew by the end of the night that this was just a stepping stone for the importance of the upcoming season. Johnson said that the reality of playing their last home game hasn’t hit the seniors yet because they’re focused on what they still have to do. “It’s time to rock out,” he said. “It’s time to get to business and I think we all know that.”

Even though the Jayhawks cruised against the Red Raiders and are looking toward the near future, tonight was about reflection and giving thanks. Thanks to the building where they’ve been lucky enough to play and now have a chance to bring home a ninth consecutive Big 12 conference title. Thanks to coaches, teammates, family, friends and fans that have supported them through good times and bad. But the players also thanked the students. Because the students are what separates this venue from every other place in college basketball. The students are here at 8 a.m. on Sundays for the lottery. They spend their spare time studying in the hallways of the fieldhouse

making sure they don’t get crossed off when roll is called. They are the lifeblood of the crowd that fills the fieldhouse every year. With 4:45 remaining in the game the student section belted out a final thank you to the seniors as the people in the front row held up a sign that was written on a few pieces of paper that read: “THANK YOU!” “I think that they are important because they got to see us grow and we got to see them grow,” Young said. “All of the posters and each of their celebrations they have for every one of us is amazing. We are really grateful for having them here with us.” — Edited by Madison Schultz


Team prepares for seniors’ send-off
mgoodwin@kansan.com Before the Kansas women’s basketball team runs onto James Naismith Court tonight to face TCU in the final regular season game, senior guard Angel Goodrich will likely prepare for the game her usual way: by listening to music and joking with her teammates. She said the emotion of it had not quite hit her. However, she did say that those moments — chilling in the locker room with her teammates before the start of a game — are the moments she will miss the most. “Just the bonding times and being with the team and just hanging out is the one thing that I’m going to remember a lot because it was so much fun,” Goodrich said. For Goodrich, forward Carolyn Davis and guard Monica Engelman — the team’s three seniors — tonight will be the last time they go through that pregame routine at Allen Fieldhouse. It will be an emotional night, but before the tears begin to flow, the Jayhawks have some important business to take care of. Kansas will need a victory against TCU to assure that they remain in contention for an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. TCU is last in the Big 12, but they have surprised a few teams this season, including Kansas in the first half of the game on Feb. 13 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Jayhawks fell behind by 23 points before making a comeback victory in the second half. “It’s overwhelming, I think, and considering our situation of the game on top of senior night, there’s a lot of mixed emotions,” Davis said. Win or lose, Kansas will face the Horned Frogs again on Friday in Dallas for the first round of the Big 12 tournament. All three of the seniors arrived at Kansas with high expectations and have all been in the spotlight at times in their careers. “They came here to be program changers and difference makers,” coach Bonnie Henrickson said, “And all three have done that, kind of in a uniquely different way.” All three players were starters at last year’s NCAA tournament, which was the team’s first tournament appearance in Henrickson’s eight years of coaching at Kansas. Davis was out because of a knee injury but was able to watch as the Jayhawks made the Sweet 16, the furthest any women’s team has advanced in school history. As individuals, they have all reached the career scoring mark of 1,000 points. Goodrich has recorded more assists than any other Jayhawk in school history. Davis is seventh on the career scoring list at Kansas and has the best field goal percentage in school history. Engelman has the highest free throw percentage in the Kansas record books. Teammates and coaches all agree that Goodrich doesn’t pay much attention to statistics; that’s just not the type of person she is, which is why it’s not the numbers that Goodrich will remember. “The connection I’ve had with these people, it’s just been amazing,” Goodrich said. “We have so much fun in the locker room, the times we travel. It’s so much fun, and it’s just crazy how it’s going to be over soon. Just thinking about it, I’m going to miss these people so much when it’s all said and done.” — Edited by Taylor Lewis

Senior guard Angel Goodrich waits while free throws are taken during the final minutes of the 72-56 loss to West Virginia on Feb. 9. The Jayhawks are now 16-12 overall and 7-10 in the Big 12.


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