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Volume 125 Issue 100 Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tetwiler and
Emma Halling,
running as
Ad Astras
presidential and
candidates, talk
about what they
hope to bring to
the campus and
the student body if
the pairs coalition
is elected to Student
Marcus Tetwiler, is a junior
from Paola majoring in History
and English. He is a member
of Beta Theta Pi, holds a rush
chair position, has held a social
chair position and has been
involved in Rock Chalk Revue
for three years. He is a mem-
ber of Student Senate, holds the
title of transportation coordina-
tor and served as a replacement
senator as a freshman. He is
involved in various community
service projects and has been a
part of KU Alternative Breaks.
Emma Halling, a junior from
Elkhart, Ind., is majoring in
American Studies and Womens
Studies. Shes the current trea-
surer of the Commission on the
Status of Women, a member of
Amnesty International, a mem-
ber of the scholarship hall com-
munity, the current secretary of
Student Health Advisory Board
and a member of the Emily
Taylor Advisory Board.
university daily kansan: Why do
you want to run for Student
Senate president and vice presi-
Mt: I think that the reason I
want to run for student body
president is that Im the type
of guy that if I see a problem
that I have the power to fix, it
really fires me up, and it makes
me excited to try and fix that.
Ad Astra has been a really great
opportunity to be involved with
individuals with perspectives
that I dont have. Ive tried my
best to surround myself with
people that are leaders already
in their communities that really
I havent had much experience
with, and I think thats a qual-
ity of leadership, surrounding
yourself with individuals who
are already doing great work
and have great ideas. Bringing
new ideas and fresh faces and
energies and actual diverse rep-
resentation to Student Senate is
something that really keeps me
fired up day after day through-
out the campaign.
eH: I got involved in Senate kind
of indirectly. I started out with
the Commission on the Status
of Women as the treasurer, and
we had to go to Senate to ask for
money to fund all of our events.
When we were asking for money,
I got really interested in follow-
ing the money and seeing where
it came from. So, on that note, I
became a citizen member of the
finance committee. From there,
I became the associate finance
senator. Ive gotten really inter-
ested in the inner workings of
Senate and finding out how that
money is distributed, especially
for health services on the Health
Advisory Board.
and Blaine
running for
president and
vice president in
KUnited, answer
some questions
about why theyre
running and
what to look
forward to by
engaging yourself
in the upcoming
Brandon Woodard, senior
from Topeka, is majoring
in Political Science. He is a
member of Delta Lambda
Phi, pledge class president
freshman year, and served as
vice president of the fraternity
in the past. He is involved with
SUA, participated in KU dance
marathon and participated in
LeaderShape, an interactive six-
day leadership enhancement
program in 2011.
Blaine Bengtson, junior
from Salina, is majoring in
Public Administration and
Environmental Studies.
He is a member of Phi Delta
Theta, was director of Recycle
and Blue KU last year and is a
current intern for KU Center
for Sustainability. He also par-
ticipated in LeaderShape.
university daily kansan: Why do
you want to be Student Senate
president or vice president?
Bw: Coming in as a student
leader that was pretty involved
but didnt know a whole lot
about Student Senate, I was able
to bring a lot of ideas on how
we could better connect Student
Senate to the student body. And
from that, I found my passion
and ran for VP and am able to
serve in that role this year. I
think that because I am so pas-
sionate about serving students,
I think theres a lot of work that
can still be done to further the
mission of student senate and
really help students at KU.
BB: My first experience with
Student Senate has been this
past year, and Im acting as a
current senator. Before that, I
didnt have a very broad knowl-
edge of Student Senate, but
once I found it, I fell in love,
and I think that the impact that
Student Senate can have for stu-
dents is really broad, and I want
to be able to contribute to that
and serve my fellow students.
The opportunity that we have
every year to come in and look
at the University and make it
better than when we found it is
something that Student Senate
can do, and I hope to be able to
do that as vice president.
udk: What do you think are
some of the greatest strengths of
KU students?
Bw: I think that the atmosphere
is something that is so vibrant.
We have an amazing basketball
team, we have an amazing pro-
gram for academics through-
out the University, we have a
national debate team. We have
so many different things that
KU students excel at, and I think
asHleigH lee/kansan
Blaine Bengston and Brandon Woodard the vice presidential and presidential candidate for the KUnited coalition, and Marcus Tetwiler and Emma Halling are the
presidential and vice-presidential candidates for Ad Astra coalition.
want your voiCe to Be Heard on CaMpus
tHis eleCtion, But arent sure How?
Heres your guide to Student Senate election voting
in-person voting
online voting
Tables will be set up for polling
at Mrs. Es from 7:30 a.m. to
7 p.m. and outside of Wescoe
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tables will be set up for polling
at Mrs. Es from 7:30 p.m. to
4 p.m. and outside of Wescoe
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cast your vote online on the Student Senate
Election Commissions website, http://groups. starting tomorrow.
CHeCk out a
How-to video at
see tHe kansans
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Candidates on
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Adults are more likely to text
while driving than teenagers,
according to a survey conducted
by AT&T.
About 49 percent of more than
1,000 surveyed adults admitted to
texting while driving, compared to
43 percent of more than 1,000 sur-
veyed teenagers surveyed last April.
The popularity of texting while
driving, said Nicole McCroskey,
isnt surprising.
Although her parents lecture her
about concentrating on the road
while driving, McCroskey, a fresh-
man from Overland Park, is never
taken aback when she catches her
mom hypocritically texting while
driving. The urge to immediately
reply to her cellphone, McCroskey
said, is an automatic reaction, even
though she admits to laughing at
and criticizing other drivers seen
on their phone behind the wheel.
I dont think people should text
and drive, but that makes me a
hypocrite because I text and drive,
McCroskey said.
McCroskey would be among the
98 percent of the survey responders
who admitted to texting while driv-
ing that said doing so is unsafe.
I put my phone on top of my
steering wheel and text while Im
kind of looking at the road in the
background while my phone is in
the foreground, McCroskey said.
Im pretty sure everyone does
Kansas Statute 8-15,111 prohib-
its drivers from reading or send-
ing any written communication,
including text messages, instant
messages and email. The law, how-
ever, makes exceptions: drivers can
access their contact list to make a
phone call, use navigation applica-
tions and even receive and read
information related to safety alerts,
weather alerts and traffic alerts.
Although its a primary law,
meaning that McCroskey could be
pulled over and issued a $60 fine for
texting and driving without having
to be caught in any other violation,
the law has so many exceptions that
Sergeant Trent McKinley, Lawrence
Police Departments Public Affairs
Officer, may not pull a driver over
even if he sees she is on her phone.
Even when next to another car at
a stoplight, McKinley said its dif-
ficult to be certain a driver is tex-
ting rather than doing something
exempted without sitting in the
same vehicle and literally looking
over her shoulder.
If Im going to stop you, I want
to have some reasonable suspi-
cion that youre violating the law,
McKinley said. For me to stop you
and then find that you were look-
ing up your mothers telephone
number at work, I would have
potentially made a mistake in stop-
ping and detaining you.
Furthermore, asking for a
search warrant to verify, Sergeant
McKinley said, may not be reason-
able if a driver were to deny having
texted and driven after being pulled
over for a minor traffic violation.
While Kansas is one of 39 states
that ban text messaging while driv-
ing, only 10 states ban handheld
cellphone use altogether.
All of us will agree that mobile
devices like that whether it be
a GPS, a cellphone, any other elec-
tronic device that requires your
attention if youre giving that
device attention, youre not giv-
ing the road and other things the
level of attention that you should,
McKinley said. It definitely creates
a distraction, and those distrac-
tions are dangerous.
Virginia Tech Transportation
Institute estimates that text mes-
saging while driving increases the
risk of crashing 23 times than when
driving while not distracted. In
2010, the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration reported
that 18 percent of crashes that
caused fatality or injury was caused
by driver distraction.
People text and drive because
they dont think that it can wait,
McCroskey said.
Edited by Jordan Wisdom
Adults more likely to text and drive
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Sophomore Alicia Croci from ottawa, texts and drives on her way to the store. In 2011, at least 23 percent of all accidents involved someone who was texting while driv-
ing, which is about 1.3 million crashes, according to
Thatcher remembered as more than a politician
LONDON Margaret
Thatcher was not just a politi-
cal titan, she was a cultural icon
skewered by comedians, trans-
formed into a puppet and played
to Oscar-winning perfection by
Meryl Streep.
With her uncompromising pol-
itics, ironclad certainty, bouffant
hairstyle and ever-present hand-
bag, the late British leader was
grist for comedians, playwrights,
novelists and songwriters whether
they loved her or as was more
often the case hated her.
Thatchers free-market policies
transformed and divided Britain,
unleashing an outpouring of cre-
ative anger from her opponents. A
generation of British comedians,
from Ben Elton to Alexei Sayle,
honed their talents lampooning
In the U.S., Saturday Night
Live got in on the act albeit
more gently making the Iron
Lady the subject of several skits.
In one of them, Monty Python
member Michael Palin played the
prime minister shortly after her
election in 1979, poking fun at her
helmet of hair.
Pop was political in Thatchers
day, as the bitter social divisions of
the 1980s sparked an angry musi-
cal outpouring.
Whenever Im asked to name
my greatest inspiration, I always
answer Margaret Thatcher,
musician Billy Bragg, one of her
most vocal opponents, said in
2009. Truth is, before she came
into my life, I was just your run-
of-the-mill singer-songwriter.
Bragg was a member of the
1980s Red Wedge movement that
campaigned against Thatcher and
the Conservatives and for the
Labour Party.
Thatcher has made appearances
in several novels written or set in
the 1980s.
She was a major, though
mostly unseen, presence in Alan
Hollinghursts Booker Prize-
winning 2004 novel The Line of
Beauty, set during the height of
Thatchers rule. The prime minis-
ters appearance at a Conservative
lawmakers party where she
sends the crowd into a tizzy and
dances to the Rolling Stones with
the novels young protagonist
forms the dizzying pivot of
Hollinghursts tale of 80s power
and excess.
Thatchers transformation into a
stage and screen character started
not long after she took office.
The most acclaimed recent
screen Thatcher was Streeps turn
as the politician looking back on
her life in the 2011 film The Iron
Lady. Streep won an Academy
Award for a performance that
humanized a divisive character.
It is hard to imagine a part of
our current history that has not
been affected by measures she put
forward in the U.K., Streep said.
But to me, she was a figure of
awe for her personal strength and
assoCiaTed press
Thursday, April 11 Friday, April 12 Tuesday, April 9 Wednesday, April 10
wHaT: Persian Culture Fest: Nowruz
wHere: Spencer Museum of Art,
Reception Room
wHen: 2 to 4 p.m.
aBouT: Celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian
New Year, by sampling Persian food,
viewing Iranian handicrafts and
cultural items, and learning about
resources for Persian languages at
the University.
wHaT: Tuesday Nite Swing
wHere: Kansas Union
wHen: 8 p.m.
aBouT: Take lessons in a variety of
dance styles from East Coast and
Lindy Hop to Hizzop Lindy and Balboa,
all for free.
wHaT: Persian Culture Fest: Film/
Panel A Separation
wHere: Spencer Museum of Art
wHen: 5 to 7:30 p.m.
aBouT: See this Academy Award-
winning flm from Iran for free, then
participate in a panel discussion
wHaT: KU Fit Launch
wHere: Ambler Student Recreation
Fitness Center
wHen: 4:30 to 9 p.m.
aBouT: Hit up the Rec for the launch
of new ftness classes. Zumba, Body
Pump, Hip Hop Hustle, Turbo Kick and
Power Step classes will be featured.
wHaT: Cottins Hardware Farmers
wHere: Cottins Hardware, 1832 Mas-
wHen: 4 p.m.
aBouT: Visit this small-scale indoor
farmers market and pick up home-
grown treats.
wHaT: Persian Culture Fest: An Eve-
ning of Persian Classical Music
wHere: Spooner Hall, The Commons
wHen: 6:30 p.m.
aBouT: Kansas City-based classical
Persian music group orkideh will per-
form as part of Persian Culture Fest.
wHaT: Trinity Vintage Sale
wHere: Trinity Episcopal Church,
1011 Vermont St.
wHen: 6 to 8 p.m.
aBouT: This classy event features
elegant items such as china, silver,
art and furniture for sale. Bring $5
for admission Friday night, and enjoy
wine, fruit and cheese.
wHaT: 8 by Dustin Lance Black
wHere: Wescoe Hall, 3139
wHen: 7:30 p.m.
aBouT: This new play by Academy
Award-winning screenwriter Dustin
Lance Black chronicles the federal
trial about Proposition 8 in California
and addresses marriage equality
Tuesday, april 9, 2013
information based on the
douglas County sheriffs Office
booking recap.
A 24-year-old male was arrested
yesterday on Interstate 70 under
suspicion of driving while intoxi-
cated. A $500 bond was paid.
A 23-year-old male was arrested
yesterday on the 1500 block of
Haskell under suspicion of operat-
ing a vehicle under the influence. A
$500 bond was paid.
A 22-year-old female was ar-
rested yesterday on the 1900 block
of 19th Street under suspicion of
driving with a suspended, revoked
or cancelled license. A $100 bond
was paid.
A 19-year-old male was arrested
Sunday on the 100 block of Indian
Avenue under suspicion of criminal
damage to property. A $250 bond
was paid.
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that just the quality of saying
that youre a Jayhawk truly
exemplifies the community
that we have as Jayhawks. I
think that every student at
KU has an opportunity to
make their academic career
whatever they want it to be.
I think we have a unique
situation that you can come
to KU and say, I want to
do this, or X, Y, and Z, or
myself I want to run for
student body president. As
a freshman, I never would
have thought that was ever
possible, but because of the
community that KU has, I
think that its a really posi-
tive environment for doing
whatever youre passionate
BB: I think when you arrive
on campus, there is this
atmosphere where you
think, Man, Im at a flagship
university, Im at a research
one university, and there are
so many important things
going on at KU, and I have
the opportunity to contrib-
ute to that. And whether its
like Brandon said, being in
Student Senate or running
for student body vice presi-
dent or its doing research
in a biology lab or a green-
house or something, there
are just so many opportuni-
ties at KU to contribute in
such a positive way, and I
think that is so unique and
we should not ever take that
for granted.
udK: What do you think
some weaknesses of KU stu-
dents are?
Bw: One thing that I see,
which I see as an opportuni-
ty for us to work on if elect-
ed, is that at the University,
we have over 20,000 stu-
dents. We have almost 600
student organizations that
are registered through
Student Involvement, but it
seems like you see the same
people involved in every-
thing. I think that while its
a great opportunity that you
can get involved with what-
ever you want, I think we
really need to truly engage
students. Because if you
get involved with what-
ever youre passionate
about or you get involved
in undergraduate research
or research at the graduate
level, its something thats
going to lead to you to stay
at the University. In a time
where the University is fac-
ing retention issues at times
and enrollment, I think that
we really need to be focused
on how can we get quality
Jayhawks here and how can
we keep them here. And so
I think thats not necessar-
ily a negative quality, but
I think something we can
really work on is engaging
more students.
BB: I think Id tie my weak-
ness back into the strength
in that trying to find a way
to make sure that every
single student that walks
onto KU embraces the fact
that we do play an integral
role in not only Kansas and
not only the region, but in
the United States and the
world. Getting every stu-
dent in every department
and from all walks of life to
embrace that fact will really
enhance the University and
I think that we have cer-
tain groups of students who
really take that on and fulfill
the responsibilities associ-
ated with that. Making sure
everyone is embracing that
responsibility to the fullest
will make the University
much better in the long
udK: If youre elected, what
do you think that you two
can do to bolster some of
these weaknesses, make
them stronger, but also to
highlight the strengths that
you talked about?
Bw: I can not only use my
own personal experience of
someone that as a freshman,
lived off-campus, wasnt
involved in anything first
semester, and didnt know
anyone, came to class and
went home and napped or
went to work. I can use my
own experiences to reach
out with the University
administration as well
as other student organiza-
tions and things like that to
engage those students. Also,
I think that we can really
use what weve learned over
time in our experience with-
in Student Senate. Student
Senate is such a powerful
entity and a body that rep-
resents so many students
that I think that we could
expand our horizons and
expand our reach to further
enhance the University.
BB: Ill use the example of
sustainability because Im
so close to it everyday, and
I think that KU makes a
commitment to sustain-
ability by making sure that
every student realizes that
KU is prioritizing. That is
one example of a way in
which students should really
be engaged on all different
fronts. And when KU, as a
leader amongst other uni-
versities, takes a stand on
an issue like sustainability,
I think that embracing it to
the fullest is crucial, and it
takes embracing it from the
top all the way to the bottom
via administrators, seniors,
juniors and freshman who
have just arrived on campus.
I think Student Senate in the
capacity not solely sustain-
ability, but with every issue
in Student Senate, has such
a wide reach and we have 20
percent representation with
students on every board or
committee at this university
and student senators and
board members and com-
mittee members have that
opportunity to really influ-
ence those things and make
the priorities that need to
be made very prevalent and
a way to have an impact
through those.
UDK: Can you tell us about
some of your personal
strengths and weaknesses as
Bw: Im very driven. I think
that it speaks a lot that Ive
been financially indepen-
dent on my own since I was
16. I was able to provide
for myself through part of
udK: What do you think
some of the greatest
strengths of KU students
eh: I think KU students
are No. 1 in terms of com-
ing together from differ-
ent places across campus
in the face of adversity. As
Ad Astra, we have picked
student leaders from across
campus and asked them,
Youve had to experience
budget cuts on a minor level
because Senate has been
cutting the funding of large
groups; how do you think
that you can apply that
toward an administration?
How do you think that you
can use your expertise of
operating under a budget
crunch within Senate? I
think we have such a great
resource thats untapped
right now of student lead-
ers who know how to func-
tion, who know how to get
kids to meetings and who
know how to spend money
wisely, and I think bringing
those students into Senate
is exactly what Ad Astra is
mT: I think the greatest
strength of our student
body is the desire to leave
our community better than
we found it. Through Ad
Astra Ive been really moved
by some of the individu-
als who have come forward
who have really great, posi-
tive ideas that have, maybe
not been neglected from
the Student Senate process
before, but havent quite
felt engaged. Ad Astra has
really been moved by bring-
ing these individuals to the
table, and its something
that Im very passionate
about in being the liason of
their voices at that top level.
There are a lot of students
on campus that havent
been a part of the Student
Senate system before, but I
think they have leadership
qualities that are absolutely
representative of a Student
Senate that Ad Astra wants
to represent.
udK: What do you
think some weakness-
es are?
eh: I think the fact that for
the past several years voter
turnout has been abysmally
low is a massive weakness of
the student body. It wasnt
a decision made by each
student on this campus to
be disengaged; it was the
fact that they didnt know
where to go, didnt know
that there were alternatives
in terms of democracy, and
didnt feel engaged in the
system because the prevail-
ing attitude has been, Why
should I vote? Whats pos-
sibly going to change? or, I
dont know anything about
Student Senate. I think that
has been changing already
with Ad Astra and with our
democratic reforms. Were
looking at increasing voter
turnout so that students
arent only active within
our community here, but so
that theyre prepared to go
on into the real world and
be active citizens and vote
in their local elections, vote
in the national election, and
just be more engaged as cit-
izens overall.
mT: i think that the big-
gest problem is that there
are gaps between our com-
munities and it seems like
we have these constructed
barriers even though we all
have mutual aspirations to
leave the entire University
better than we found it.
We want the same thing,
were fighting for the same
goal, but there are barri-
ers between the scholarship
hall community, between
the Greek system, between
residence halls, between
non-traditional students.
These barriers are con-
structs, these barriers are
stereotypes and these bar-
riers are reinforced by lack
of engagements from some-
thing like Student Senate. I
think Student Senate can be
a mechanism to bridge that
gap between these commu-
nities. We need to bridge
the gap not only
from an executive
administration, from that
administration to the sena-
tors. I wager that most KU
students dont know who
their senator is whos rep-
resenting their community.
Thats a problem, and thats
a problem with how we as
a Senate organize ourselves
and engage those constitu-
ents. Im not just talking
about during election year
when theres a party thats
relying on that persons vote.
Im talking about engag-
ing that person throughout
the year. I think we need a
proactive, engaged Student
Senate to bridge those gaps
between the communities
and between the structure
from Senator, to representa-
tive to the top of the ticket.
udK: What are some of your
best personal leadership
qualities, but also some of
your weaknesses as a lead-
mT: Its been a really positive
experience, but certainly
one of the things that has
definitely been a detriment
in terms of my leadership,
Im not very good at del-
egating down sometimes. I
think Im a little bit too
much of a perfection-
ist in that I really want to
be included on every little
aspect of what the campaign
is up to. I guess maybe Im a
little bit too micromanage-
y, but I think thats because
Im just really a passionate
leader who is excited about
the people involved within
our campaign. Its definitely
been a team effort, certainly
you cant do it by your-
self, but thats something
thats been a fun transition
for me to depend on oth-
ers throughout this whole
eh: For me personally,
I think that my greatest
strength as a leader is that
Im not someone who will
talk at people. Im the kind
of person who will sit at a
table and make sure that
every single person at that
table speaks up before we
see KuNiTed paGe 8a see ad asTra paGe 8a
APRIL 17TH, 11:30 AM
s employees across
the U.S. scrambled
to file taxes before
April 15, the Kansas House
of Representatives last week
decided to support the states
low-income residents. The
House rejected a proposal to
reduce the state Earned Income
Tax Credit, rightly recognizing
that state aid to low-income
workers is worth upholding.
The Earned Income Tax
Credit is a federal tax refund,
established in 1975 with the
goal of reducing the tax burden
on low- to moderate-income
workers. Those individuals
send in their tax returns April
15, but the EITC offsets their
income and payroll taxes.
This means those individuals
either pay very little in taxes or
receive a refund. According to
John Wanchek, Coordinator of
the EITC Outreach Campaign
at the Center on Budget and
Policy Priorities, 25 million
families or individuals received
the credit in 2007; of those, the
average refund for families with
children amounted to $2,659.
Its impossible to exam-
ine government support for
low- and moderate-income
individuals without discussing
the EITC. To qualify, individu-
als with children must make
less than between $36,920 and
$45,060 per year, depending on
the number of children. The
limit for married workers raises
$5,000. A tax refund once a
year allows those individuals
to make decisions to fix cars,
buy clothes for their chil-
dren, pay off credit cards and
ensure their families can make
it through another year. In a
January 2012 interview with the
Topeka Capital-Journal, Alice
Lieberman of the University of
Kansas School of Social Welfare
explained that typically individ-
uals receiving the credit must
spend it immediately to pay for
necessities, guaranteeing state
economic stimulus.
For my fiscally conservative
readers, the programs reward
for individuals to find work
has historically gained it sup-
port as an alternative to other
forms of financial assistance.
Ronald Reagan made the EITC
permanent in 1986, famously
declaring it the best anti-
poverty, the best pro-family, the
best job creation measure to
come out of Congress. A mea-
sure committed to encourag-
ing individuals to work would
seem to have a good chance
of withstanding onslaughts
from increasingly conservative
Kansan lawmakers.
While the EITC is a federal
program, Kansas is one of 25
states to also provide a state
EITC to offset the cost of state
taxes. The Kansas Center for
Economic Growth reported that
17.4 percent of Kansan families
(211,262 families total) received
the EITC in 2010. A wide range
of national studies have already
demonstrated the programs
effectiveness in lifting individu-
als out of poverty, promoting
educational success of children
whose families benefit from the
credit and encouraging indi-
viduals to work.
Despite that track record of
success, Kansas Senate Vice
President Jeff King proposed
cutting the state EITC by half.
The rationale? Kansas tax rev-
enue following massive income
tax cuts has proven insufficient
to fund the state government.
Another program providing
property tax rebates to seniors,
low-income families and indi-
viduals with disabilities is on
the chopping block, and the
savings from the EITC could
fund it.
Obviously, allowing finan-
cially challenged individuals to
keep their homes is a worthy
enterprise, but that doesnt
mean the solution is to set
groups of individuals receiving
financial assistance against each
other. Senator Kings measure
passed the Senate on a voice
vote, even though strong con-
servatives joined with moderate
Republicans and Democrats to
block the measure. Opponents
argued that the cut in ben-
efits would have an enormous
impact on the families affected,
and that lawmakers should not
choose between deserving and
necessary programs.
Fortunately, Representative
Richard Carlson, head of the
House Taxation Committee,
rejected the proposal, mean-
ing that the EITC will remain
through this April 15. Whether
it will be considered at a later
date is yet to be determined
and it is worth noting that in
2012 Governor Brownback also
tried to eliminate the program.
Its easy to forget about the
budget processes in Topeka, or,
better yet, to just fault all levels
of government for failing to
fix problems leaving roads
unfixed, children uneducated,
individuals unemployed or the
sick untreated. When some-
thing goes right, it ought to be
celebrated. Last week, Kansan
legislators decided that support
for one out of every five Kansas
families through the EITC was
worth upholding. Thats some-
thing we should all be proud
of, and something that deserves
our continued attention as law-
makers continue to sort out the
state budget going forward.
Gress is a sophomore majoring in
political science and economics
from Overland Park
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Kansan endorses Ad Astra for Senate
Kansas government gets it
right by supporting families
Victorias Secret line
wont corrupt preteens
STaTE FaShion
Hannah wise, editor-in-chief
sarah mccabe, managing editor
nikki wentling, managing editor
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Members of The Kansan Editorial Board are hannah Wise,
Sarah McCabe, nikki Wentling, dylan lysen, Elise Farrington
and Jacob Snider.
Why can i only whistle when no one
else is around?
To everyone in Watson listening to my
stomach growl: sorry bout it.
depression food. Yep, its that time of
the semester.
hello virgin, im available.
reading the Kansan in the wind?
Practice practice practice.
hello, humidity. i have not missed
The leggings-as-pants debate has
raged since i was a freshman. let it go.
We should decide the winner for stu-
dent president with a lightsaber battle
between the candidates on Wescoe
Beach. i cant think of anything more
democratic than that.
First of all, were frat men. Second,
salmon shorts go with anything.
i dont understand all this nonsense
about losing to the champ being a good
thing... But im a hater when it comes
to losing.
ive never kissed.
i fnally saw a basketball player on
campus! now i just need to hook up in
the stacks, and i can graduate in peace.
if the TardiS materialized in my
science class, i would snap my fngers
to open the doors, walk inside, and leave
because im a Time lord and i can do
oh no, law-abiding citizens carrying
guns! Panic!
The lobotomized Jayhawk in front of
the Union is slowly but surely gaining
back some of his skull.
Well, my friend thought i was wearing
white tights.... My legs are in need of
some serious sun!
im gonna run for Student Senate,
and my platform will be to eliminate the
steam whistle. and people will love me.
Editors note: Yeah, I dont think so.
i dont miss dan. There, i said it.
Just watched this girl walk into a
pole. #Monday
You want to solve real issues, Student
Senate? Make the freaking enrollment
process easier. So many damn holds.
Want to read the FFa in windy
weather? Fold it in half twice, frst along
the vertical fold mark then the horizontal
only the police should have a frearm?
heard of the Kent State shooting?
im going to start asking girls who are
campaigning for their numbers if they
want my vote.
Because leggings are comfortable.
Stop hating.
im a virgin too! Be proud of it; virgin-
ity is a gift not held by many these days.
im voting for the whale in Potter
fter hearing two differ-
ent visions for the future
of campus and the stu-
dent body, the University Daily
Kansan has decided to endorse
Ad Astra in its bid for student
body presidency.
The reasons are simple enough,
and Ad Astras Marcus Tetwiler
and Emma Halling seem like the
right choice for the campus, com-
munity and students.
Ad Astras vision of the future
is not one of multimillion dollar
projects or sweeping reforms.
Rather, Tetwiler and Halling,
along with the diverse cabinet
of rivals behind them in the Ad
Astra organization, see that the
devil is in the details.
Ad Astras platform pieces,
which include the elimination
of transcript fees, the freezing
of tuition for transfer students,
the elimination of a sales tax on
textbook purchases and the trans-
formation of student government
culture (among others) are all
small-ticket items. And yet, when
weighed against the proposed
$20 to $60 million aquatic center
from KUnited, which seems inap-
propriate in a time of increasing
austerity, these issues seem plau-
sible, achievable and effective.
Each platform item presented
by Ad Astra applies to a large
segment of the student body,
and each is within the grasp of
the Student Senate to obtain and
enforce. On top of that, each
platform item is relevant in some
way to students lives. These are
not simply campus beautifica-
tion projects or cursory bones
thrown to the students. Rather,
they are well-conceived, targeted
programs with specific goals and
stated means.
KUniteds platform ideas lack
the connection to the wider stu-
dent population present in Ad
Astras campaign. In addition to
the proposed aquatic center for
the Ambler Student Recreational
Fitness Center, KUnited intends
to adopt an honor code, provide
more money for printing during
the semester and establish cam-
pus as a smoke-free environment.
There are several glaring
problems with these proposed
measures. For one, the University
already has an aquatic center. Its
in Robinson. And if you happen
to enjoy a good lap or two, you
already know that and use this
Second, a University-wide
honor code seems like a bunch of
hot air. It would not create a more
just student body. It would not
create a more unified campus. It
would simply serve as another set
of rules or procedures for incom-
ing freshmen and established
upperclassmen to ignore.
Third, while making campus
a smoke-free environment is an
admirable undertaking (at least
for non-smokers), it is simply
unfeasible. It would be a tremen-
dous waste of the Universitys
resources to combat smoking all
over campus all the time. And
besides, enforcement would
be problematic, if not entirely
KUniteds printing policy is the
only platform item that tangibly
benefits students in a meaningful
way. However, in a side-by-side
comparison with Ad Astras stu-
dent outreach platform items,
KUniteds attempt to pander to
the populace falls flat on its face.
The numbers dont lie: Improving
textbook prices is far more ben-
eficial to students than more
Aside from the problems with
its platform, KUniteds presiden-
tial candidate, Brandon Woodard,
has served as vice president
before. His election would mark
the first time in University his-
tory that a vice president in stu-
dent government has ascended
to the presidency, and such a
move would speak volumes to
KUniteds political monopoly.
This is where Ad Astras com-
mitment to changing the culture
of student government shines.
KUnited, in its 20-year dynasty,
has become a political machine
that fights for its own survival,
maintenance and control.
KUnited has lost its sense of
service to the students in the
same way a monopoly loses its
sense of service to its customers.
In a way, KUnited demonstrates
the weakness of a one-party sys-
tem: Once that party is in power,
and once competition falls by the
wayside, the incentive to fulfill
the responsibilities of office falls
as well.
Thus, a change in this culture
would return power to the repre-
sented constituents. Ad Astra is
running on a platform of, Please,
if you can beat us in an election,
do so. It understands that the key
to effective governance, even at
the often-overlooked university
level, is competition. Tradition
is great and all, but dynasties are
not always the best choice for
the people they represent. The
crucible of competition forges not
only change, but progress.
Speaking of which, the student
body has some changes to make
on its own. Voter turnout was an
abysmal 8 percent last year. That
means only 1,575 of the 19,695
students in the undergraduate
population made their voices
heard. And with this paltry offer-
ing of ballots, student govern-
ment makes decisions that affect
tuition, services and resources
available to students.
So, regardless of the Kansans
endorsement of one candidate
over another, consider that these
student elections mean some-
thing. They are not arbitrary or
pointless. Voting, one way or
another, makes those in power
hear the voices of those they rep-
resent. And you never know if
you dont vote, you might end up
paying for a multimillion dollar
swimming pool, even if you dont
know how to swim.
Brian Sisk for
The Kansan Editorial Board
By Amanda Gress
hat happened to sexy
and smart?
If you have kept
up with the latest drama relating
to advertising exploitation, then
you have heard of the parental
outrage with Victorias Secret
Pink Spring Break line, Bright
Young Things. The controversy
began when Amy Gerwing, a
conservative mother of seven,
wrote how appalled she was that
Victorias Secret was launching a
new line aimed at preteens and
young teenage girls in an article
for The Black Sphere.
Gerwings attack targeted the
idea that companies such as
Victorias Secret sexually exploit
young girls through advertise-
ments and use of products.
However, I disagree, and I am
calling out to the women of the
University to think about this.
If you participated in the KU
Victorias Secret Pink Spring
Break Party at TCBY/Mrs. Fields
on Massachusetts Street, you
should have received a, Bright
Young Things, brochure intro-
ducing the clothing line complete
with coupons.
The brochure had pictures of
what many parents considered
racy underwear with sayings
such as, Wild Thing, Call Me,
and Feeling Lucky? To me,
these phrases were appropriate
because Victorias Secret markets
its Pink line toward older teen-
agers and college-aged women.
In fact, I did not own a piece of
Victorias Secret clothing until I
was in high school. So, what is
the big deal?
According to the outraged
parents, Victorias Secret now
seeks to target younger girls.
A restricted R-rating warning
parents and guardians they must
keep children under 17 away
from Victorias Secret accompa-
nied Gerwings article. Multiple
news sources and publications
jumped on the story including
Huffington Post, Telegraph and
Gerwings article prompted
Rev. Evan Dolive to write an
open letter to Victorias Secret
dictating his stance on how he
wants to raise his 3-year-old
daughter away from the com-
mercialized and sexualized world
of clothing. He says he wants his
daughters toughest decisions to
be which college she attends and
which social issue she advocates
for, not which underwear will
make her more attractive to her
I applaud his inclusion of all
types of relationships, but why
should women only be con-
cerned with sexy or smart? Why
cant we be both?
Roy Raymund opened
Victorias Secret in 1977 in order
for men to feel comfortable pur-
chasing lingerie for their women.
Today, Victorias Secret sells a
wide range of products includ-
ing swimsuits and the famous
yoga pants. Each product focuses
on the idea that women can feel
sexy in every aspect of life.
Perhaps commercialization
has overstepped its boundaries in
marketing bedazzled underwear,
emblazoned with cheeky phrases.
Maybe it is a sign of our capital-
istic society that women feel sexy
when they adorn their matching
undergarments. Nevertheless,
who says we cant wear them
under an oxford and slacks while
running our own company? Why
does sexy automatically imply
The truth is, it doesnt. Parents
are joining in fear that their
daughters are going to end up
corrupted by panties when they
should be wondering if they are
doing a good job raising their
children. If they dont want their
daughters to wear Victorias
Secret Pinks clothing, they dont
have to buy it. They can control
the amount of exposure their
daughters have to Victorias
Secret advertisements.
As for us, college women,
remember we have a choice to
wear what we want. Personally, I
know I will be making a stop at
one of the three locations for the
KU Victorias Secret Pink Spring
Cleaning Clothing Drive this
week because who doesnt love
freebies. (Especially Victorias
Secret freebies.)
Warren is a junior majoring in jour-
nalism from Overland Park
By Jordan Warren

...Kansas is one of the 25

states to also provide a
state [Earned income Tax
Credit] to offset the cost of
state taxes.
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aries (March 21-april 19)
Today is an 8
Listen carefully to songs that
show you the way. ultimately,
you choose your direction. your
obsession with details comes
in handy. Hidden treasures get
revealed. your subconscious mind
is a great problem-solver.
Taurus (april 20-May 20)
Today is an 8
wait until later to discuss an
upcoming purchase. A benefactor
appears. Listen to all the
concerns. watch out for hidden
expenses. Anticipate surprises ...
fireworks, even. Get everyone on
the same page.
gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is an 8
discover a big question. Think
about it a while longer. Notice
changes before being told.
your reputation precedes you.
Conditions are unsettled. settle in
for some cozy nesting and ponder.
cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 9
paint a stroke of genius
without skipping a beat. Blend
optimism into the syncopation.
The result isn't as imagined.
keep practicing. Enjoy the day.
Adventure beckons. Go ahead and
get loud!
leo (July 23-aug. 22)
Today is a 9
it's not a good time to gamble,
especially not with savings. Curl
up somewhere cozy with your
homework. There's more time
for fun later. Fix up your place
after. Celebrate finishing with
something delicious.
Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22)
Today is an 8
invest in home, and improve your
living conditions. Take care of a
water problem. Consider options,
and ask probing questions. Call
for a vote. Encourage a genius.
Tempers could flare. results
libra (sept. 23-oct. 22)
Today is an 8
Collect on invoices, and
encourage others to focus. Appeal
to their intellects. persuade with
charm; bullying and nagging
won't work. The possibility of error
is high, so take it slow. A new
idea improves your confidence.
scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
Today is a 9
Look for ways to make more
money. schedule private time, too.
walk around the neighborhood.
Break out of your shell! sell at
a profit. Follow your intuition.
Change direction intuitively.
sagittarius (nov. 22-dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Modifications are required
after you discover a mess. you're
very persuasive now, though
conditions are unstable. show
your calm under pressure.
use humor. Make an amazing
discovery, as the truth comes out.
capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is an 8
There's a startling development.
keep digging to get to the bottom
of it. offer encouragement and
an inviting proposition. release
an old assumption for a new
perspective. Travel another day.
switch up your routine.
aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 9
your determination pays off,
and there's a sudden shift in your
material position. Join a good
team. Expand your portfolio with
color. defer gratification, and
avoid reckless spending. Hang
with friends later.
pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 9
More work now leads to more
comfort later. you're good at
solving puzzles. Ask informational
questions. Charge forward and
surprise everyone. disrupt the
status quo. Continue to produce
results. The impact stuns.
proceed with caution.
on Twitter
Kurt Cobains death, legacy
still fascinate after 19 years
Something about the way Kurt
Cobain played his guitar had the
ability to captivate a youthful
audience. It became apparent in
the early 90s, when his band,
Nirvana, began to influence the
young adult population of the
Cobain, the grunge-rock
bands frontman, was born in
Aberdeen, Wash., to a waitress
and a mechanic. It was not long
before he discovered his artis-
tic talents. Cobain began playing
instruments early in his youth. In
1985 he met Krist Novoselic, and
the two formed Nirvana in 1987
with drummer Aaron Burkhard.
The sounds of Nirvana, like those
of many other bands from the
grunge era, are passionate and full
of raw emotion.
What set Cobain apart from
so many other musicians, how-
ever, was his intense, withdrawn
personality. He was also a known
heroin addict and struggled with
addiction through most of his
short life.
In 1994, after the release of
Nirvanas final studio album,
In Utero, and the birth of his
only daughter, Francis Bean,
whom he fathered alongside fel-
low musician Courtney Love,
Cobain found himself entering a
depression. Signs of this depres-
sion had been evident for years
before 1994. In 1989, Cobain had
an on-stage breakdown toward
the end of Nirvanas European
tour, and in the Rolling Stone
article Inside the Heart & Mind
of Nirvana, by Michael Azerrad,
Cobain expressed a strong desire
to take a break from touring and
after-show parties.
Then, on April 5, 1994, Cobain
joined the so-called 27 Club
after he shot himself with a shot-
gun at his million-dollar home on
Lake Washington.
The 27 Club features members,
all popular musicians, who died
at age 27. Other members of the
27 Club include 60s singer Janis
Joplin, guitarist Jimi Hendrix,
Rolling Stones founder Brian
Jones and The Doors vocalist
Jim Morrison as well as many
other musicians. Singer Amy
Winehouse joined the 27 Club
when she died in July 2011.
But there is still something
that sets Cobain apart from the
other members of the club. Kurt
Cobains death incorporates some
closure. The other musicians,
whose deaths were accidental,
were unable to articulate their
feelings and leave something to be
remembered by other than their
Cobains suicide note, which was
read aloud to a mourning crowd
at the Seattle Center five days after
Cobains death, describes his feel-
ings toward his career.
I havent felt the excitement
of listening to as well as creating
music, along with really writing
for too many years now. I feel
guilty beyond words about these
things. Cobain wrote. For exam-
ple, when were backstage and the
lights go out and the manic roar
of the crowd begins, it doesnt
affect me the way it did for Freddy
Mercury, who seemed to love and
relish in the love and admiration
from the crowd.
This note as well as Cobains
withdrawn personality and strug-
gle with addiction have been a
source of interest for the past 19
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Cobain and Courtney Love lived and Cobain took his own life. His stature as a song writer/performer/poet remains undimin-
NEW YORK She was the
first crush for a generation of
boys, the perfect playmate for a
generation of girls.
Annette Funicello, who became
a child star as a cute-as-a-button
Mouseketeer on The Mickey
Mouse Club in the 1950s, ruled
among baby boomers, who tuned
in every weekday afternoon to
watch her on their flickering
black-and-white television sets.
Then they shed their mouse
ears, as Annette did when she
teamed with Frankie Avalon dur-
ing the 60s in a string of frothy,
fun-in-the-sun movies with titles
like Beach Blanket Bingo and
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.
Decades later, she endeared
herself to baby boomers all over
again after she announced in 1992
that she had multiple sclerosis and
began grappling with the slow,
degenerative effects with remark-
ably good cheer and faith.
Funicello died on Monday at
Mercy Southwest Hospital in
Bakersfield, Calif., of complica-
tions from MS, the Walt Disney
Co. said. She was 70.
She really had a tough
existence, Avalon told The
Associated Press. Its like losing
a family member. Im devastated
but Im not surprised.
Outgrowing the kid roles by
the early 60s, Annette teamed
with Avalon in a series of movies
for American-International, the
first film company to exploit the
burgeoning teen market.
After that, she had no interest
in edgier, more adult roles.
People are more interested in
changing my image than I am,
she said in an interview. Scripts
were sent to her, and I read the
first 10 pages and Im a prostitute
or a doper, and I fold them up and
send them back.
When her MS was finally diag-
nosed, she later recalled, I knew
nothing about (MS), and you are
always afraid of the unknown. I
plowed into books.
She gradually lost control of her
legs, and she feared people might
think she was drunk. So she went
public with her ordeal in 1992.
She wrote of her triumphs and
struggles in her 1994 autobiog-
raphy, A Dream Is a Wish Your
Heart Makes the title taken
from a Disney song. In 1995, she
appeared briefly in a television
docudrama based on her book.
And she spoke openly about the
degenerative effects of MS.
My equilibrium is no more; its
just progressively getting worse,
she said. But I thank God I just
didnt wake up one morning and
not be able to walk. You learn to
live with it. You learn to live with
anything, you really do.
In 1965, Funicello married her
agent, Jack Gilardi, and they had
three children, Gina, Jack and
Jason. The couple divorced 18
years later, and in 1986 she mar-
ried Glen Holt, a harness race-
horse trainer.
After her film career ended,
Funicello devoted herself to her
associaTed press
associaTed press
This 1955 fle photo provided by walt
disney Co. shows Annette Funicello, a
Mouseketeer on walt disneys TV se-
ries the Mickey Mouse Club. Funicello,
also known for her beach movies with
Frankie Avalon, has died at age 70.
Annette Funicello dies
from Ms complications
Editors note: Te information in these
bios and photos were submitted vol-
untarily. If someone is not pictured
or does not have a bio, they did sub-
mit their information to the Kansan.
Te names are listed frst by category
and then alphabetically by last name.
Some bios have been edited for space.
School of Architecture,
urbAn DeSign AnD PlAnning:
Name: Colin Comeau
Hometown: Plainville
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Architectural
I am a Greek Am-
bassador and am
involved in Best
Buddies, American
Institute of Archi-
tecture Students,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon. I am running
for student senate because I believe in
listening to every side and making a
non-bias decision on every university
matter. I also want to represent the Ar-
chitecture Design and Planning school
in all ways from individual students to
student groups making myself available
at all times . Every student needs to have
their opinion and thoughts heard and I
think I am the driven, motivated, per-
sonable student that will do everything
to support the Architecture Design and
Planning School to my best ability.
Name: Angie Knoshaug
Hometown: St. Lou-
is, Mo.
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Architecture
Year: Graduate
Tis is my frst year
at KU and I am
working towards a
Masters degree in
Architecture. I am a transfer student
who previously attended Southeast
Missouri State University for two years.
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Mis-
souri but am happy to be calling Law-
rence my home. I enjoy being involved
with activities around my scholarship
hall, the American Institute of Archi-
tecture Students, and of course cheer-
ing on my Jayhawks.
Name: Patrick Reuter
Hometown: Over-
land Park
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Architecture
Year: Junior
I currently hold the
architecture senate
seat and manage
several intramural
sports teams in co-
rec sand volleyball and co-rec soccer. I
also enjoy golfng and playing tennis in
my free time.
Name: Kailey Smith
Hometown: Hins-
dale, Ill.
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Architecture
Year: Freshman
I am proud to be a
member of KUnited
as I look forward to
being directly involved with the posi-
tive changes the program brings to the
KU student body. Rock Chalk!
Not submitted:
Kevin Hundelt, Independent
School of buSineSS:
Name: Annie Lewis
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Co.
Major: Finance
Year: Freshman
I am a freshman and
part of the Business
Leadership Program
and the University
Honors Program.
I am also a Student
Ambassador and a
member of Kappa Delta Sorority. In
addition, I am on the Sponsorship
Committee for KUDM. I want to be a
part of Student Senate because I really
want to work to make KU a better place
for each and every one of us. I want to
hear what improvements you, the stu-
dents of KU, want and am always will-
ing to hear your opinions on any issue.
I am friendly, hardworking, and would
be honored to represent the School of
Business and all of KU on Student Sen-
Name: Drew Harger
Hometown: McPherson
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Finance and Accounting
Year: Sophomore
Having served as a
Student Senator on
the Finance Com-
mittee the past two
years, I believe there
is a need for the KU
Student Senate to
better represent the
student body by in-
corporating all students voices into its
initiatives. Tis change begins with Ad
Astras student-generated platforms,
from ticket forgiveness to the Pavilion
on the Hill renovation. As a Business
Senator next year, I want Ad Astras
fresh perspective and leadership to
make the Student Senate a more trans-
parent, inclusive, and responsive stu-
dent government at KU.
Name: Matt Maddux
Hometown: Shaw-
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Finance and
Year: Junior
Serving currently as
a legislative mem-
ber on the Finance
Committee and a
proxy member for the Parking / Tran-
sit Committee, I believe that Student
Senate upholds a standard of equality,
dedication, and tradition in its gover-
nance, working solely in the interests
of students. I will do everything in my
power to make events like career fairs,
mock interviews, and resume writing
sessions more appealing and promis-
ing for students. As a Business Senator
next year, I will actively analyze and ex-
ecute these attainable goals for students
and organizations at KU.
Not submitted:
Garrett Marler
School of eDucAtion:
Name: Christian Mata
Hometown: Kansas City, Kan.
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Sport Man-
Year: Sophomore
I am a member of
the Sigma Phi Epsi-
lon Fraternity, where
I have volunteered
for many organiza-
tions that focuses on helping others. I
enjoy giving back to the community
and seeing others succeed. As a re-
sult, joining KUnited has opened my
eyes to see how important the student
body means to this University. Tere-
fore, I want to make sure that future
and current students continue to have
a strong foundation and leadership in
the School of Education.
Name: Frankie Zitnik
Hometown: Seattle,
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Sport Man-
Year: Sophomore
I am a member of
Sigma Phi Epsilon
fraternity as well.
I have always been involved with stu-
dent senate in grade school and also
my high school. I have always been
very involved with the community
and giving back. I decided to continue
to do what I love and give back to the
students here at KU. Joining KUnited
was an easy choice for me and I hope
that I can make a diference and make
your time here at KU a more enjoyable
college career.
School of Engineering:
Name: Qi Chen
Hometown: Overland Park
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Chemical
Year: Junior
I have built a repu-
tation of integrity at
KU, respected by the
Deans ofce, faculty,
and students alike
for his commitment to
honesty and openness. I aim to bring
this culture to Student Senate, making
Senate easier to understand, so that any
curious Jayhawk can go online and see
the reasoning behind decisions. In my
three years at KU, I have also had the
privilege of working with many student
groups, large and small, as an ofcer on
the Engineering Student Council and
as a coordinator of the Engineering
Expo. I am confdent in my ability to
reach out and engage the leaders of stu-
dent groups, not only to help them get
the funding they need for their proj-
ects, but also to make sure that their
concerns are heard.
Name: Cal Bayer
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Chemical
Year: Sophomore
I served as the 2011-
2012 Freshman En-
gineering Student
Council vice presi-
dent, I am a current
Engineers Without
Boarders member, and a thermody-
namics victim. My experiences have
distilled in me a distinct perspective,
bold goals, and an open mindset to
promote the Engineering School as a
resource to the broader campus and to
provide engineering students a more
valuable KU experience. Rock Chalk
Name: Annie Hupp
Hometown: Omaha,
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Architectural
Year: Freshman
I am an active mem-
ber of Chi Omega
sorority. I am run-
ning with KUnited
because I trust the tradition and
knowledge that has been passed down
through nearly twenty years of sena-
tors. In senate I want to represent the
interests of the School of Engineering
by taking an active role in discovering
what would make students lives better.
KUnited has helped to make this cam-
pus what it is today and will continue to
do so in the future if elected. I believe
that students should take ownership in
their university by taking an active role
in the decisions that afect their lives ev-
ery day. As a senator, it will be my mis-
sion to represent your ideas and your
vision in every decision that student
senate makes. On April 10th and 11th I
encourage you to take ownership in
your school and vote in senate elec-
tions. Tank you for your time!
Name: Adam Moon
Hometown: Mission
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Chemical
Year: Freshman
Since arriving at KU
I am glad to have
become involved
in such a great com-
munity. I am a member of Freshman
Engineering Student Council, the
Student Senate Finance Committee,
the Big Event recruitment committee,
and Honors Ambassadors. I have also
served as a Community Service Chair
for my scholarship hall and am a mem-
ber of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
I encourage everyone to vote on April
10th and 11th. Tank you for reading!
Rock Chalk.
Name: Justin Rufalo
Hometown: Newport Beach, Cali.
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Chemical
Year: Freshman
He is currently a
member of Phi
Gamma Delta and
serves as the IFC
Representative. Jus-
tin loves to be in-
volved with various organizations on
campus such as: Rock Chalk Revue,
InterFraternity Council, Junior Greek
Council, Engineering Student Coun-
cil, Board of Class Ofcers, Jayhawk
Buddy System, Greek Ambassadors,
National Society of Collegiate Scholars,
and the Pre-Medical Engineering Club.
He was recently awarded Outstanding
New Fraternity Member on campus
by the IFC. Outside of the classroom,
Justin enjoys competing in basketball
as well as going to the beach.
Name: Katie Rowe
Hometown: Overland Park
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Chemical
Year: Junior
I am currently a
member of the So-
ciety of Women
Engineers and the
Society of Petroleum
Engineers. Along
with my position in
KU Student Housing, I am the Direc-
tor of Finance and Records for the KU
chapter of the National Residence Hall
Honorary. With Ad Astra, I hope to
represent the School of Engineering
with integrity and improve campus for
all students.
Name: Andy Kriegh
Hometown: Lawrence
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Sport Man-
Year: Graduate
As an undergradu-
ate at KU, Andy was
involved in leader-
ship positions for
multiple student or-
ganizations includ-
ing, but not limited to; SUA, KU Dance
Marathon, and Homecoming 2011.
Andy has also sat on various boards
around KU. With many diverse expe-
riences spanning a wide range of the
campus, Andy has an understanding of
the big picture of KU and how to best
serve the KU community.
Name: Ryan Moulder
Hometown: Liberty, Mo
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Bioengineer-
Year: Graduate
Last year I served
as a Student Sena-
tor for the School of
Engineering. During
my time in senate, I
was driven to learn as
much as possible about the process in
order to serve not only engineering stu-
dents, but also the campus at-large to
the best of my ability. I hope I am able
to continue to serve the student body
next year and develop a thorough un-
derstanding for the needs of graduate
students across this campus. My goals
are to support legislation which contin-
ues to promote KU as a national center
for Graduate Research and to support
programs which encourage quality
students from around the country to
choose KU as the premier institution
to obtain a graduate degree.
Not submitted:
Pantaleon Florez III, Ad Astra
Leah Forsberg, KUnited
Gabrielle K. Fraulley, KUnited
Seyool Oh, Independent
Nicholas Trombold, KUnited
School of JournAliSm &
mASS communicAtion:
Name: Kristina Maude
Hometown: Clive, Iowa
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Journalism
Year: Freshman
As a current senator,
Kristina hopes she
can continue next
year to represent the
journalism school
and strengthen
communication between faculty and
students. Kristina is also involved in
SUA, mock trial, and the scholarship
hall community. She also works on vid-
eo production in the Media Crossroads
and for KHJK-TV. Kristina is excited to
be running with Ad Astra as she hopes
to strengthen Integrity, Inclusion and
Innovation in the student senate and
throughout the university.
Name: Eric Pahls
Hometown: Beloit
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Journalism
(News & Info)
Year: Freshman
I began journalistic
work as a sopho-
more in high school
interviewing celebrities
and politicians, and I have continued
that through today. Tose interviews
include Larry King, Gene Simmons of
KISS, Gov. Sam Brownback, Speaker
Newt Gingrich. In the short time I have
been at the University of Kansas, I have
become a part of the Robert J. Dole
Institute of Politics Student Advisory
Board, Student Senate Finance Com-
mittee and Alpha Tau Omega fraterni-
ty. I have a passion for journalism and
leadership. As a journalism senator, I
aspire to help the William Allen White
School of Journalism and Mass Com-
munications remain one of the top
journalism schools in the country, and
improve its already stellar reputation.
Name: Mike Phelan
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Journalism
(Strat Com)
Year: Junior
I am the incumbent
School of Journal-
ism Student Senator
and have worked
with the journalism
school faculty and staf
to represent all journalism students
over the past year on many exciting
projects. I currently serve as a student
chair on the University Events Com-
mittee and Im an active member of
Sigma Nu fraternity. Im running for
Junior/Senior School of Journalism
Student Senator with KUnited. As a
senator, I will continue to improve the
quality and reputation of the William
Allen White School of Journalism and
Mass Communications to ensure its
prosperity in education and success.
School of lAw:
Name: Marissa Rittof
Hometown: Quincy,
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Law student
Year: 1L at KU Law
Im currently a
Graduate Sena-
tor with KUnited. I
graduated from KU
in 2012 with a degree
in Journalism/Strategic Communica-
tions and a minor in Business. I got
involved with KUnited this year as a
way to stay connected with the student
body and make sure the graduate stu-
dent voice is heard on campus. Joining
KUnited has allowed me to meet great
people and make a diference in the
lives of KU students and Im hoping to
continue doing so next year as a Law
Student Senator.
Not submitted:
Mark Savoy, KUnited
college of liberAl ArtS AnD
ScienceS (Junior/Senior)
Name: Tyler Childress
Hometown: Cof-
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Sociology
and Political Science
Year: Junior
During his time
at KU, Tyler has
served as the Vice-
President, and now
President, of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law
fraternity, a founding member and
Project Director of Students for Educa-
tion Reform, a voting member on the
KU University Core Curriculum Com-
mittee, and has served as a Jr/Sr CLAS
Senator this year. During his tenure as
a Senator, Tyler has seen frsthand how
Student Senate can be a very positive
force in the university community, but
that a culture has emerged that hinders
the innovative ideas that are needed to
best serve the students. He is running
as a Jr/Sr CLAS candidate with Ad As-
tra because he wishes to make Student
Senate more responsive to the student
bodys needs. He believes that Student
Senate should be actively engaging
students and organizations to help pro-
mote and aid the awesome work that
KU students are doing.
Name: Mitchell Cota
Hometown: Overland Park
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Marketing
and Italian
Year: Sophomore
I have participated
in Student Senate
since the begin-
ning of my fresh-
men year. I am cur-
rently a Freshmen/
Sophomore College of Liberal Arts &
Sciences Senator and am the standing
Vice-Chair of the Multicultural Afairs
Committee as well as the Chair of the
Multicultural Education Fund Board.
Seeing the world has led me to explore
multiculturalism on campus. I want to
communicate and reach out to students
of various backgrounds and allow them
access to Student Senates ability to bet-
ter our campus. KUniteds welcoming
and inclusive family has allowed me to
grow as person and with them I want
to improve the University of Kansas.
Rock chalk!
Name: William Easley
Hometown: Not submitted
Coalation: Ad Astra
Major: Po-
litical Science
Year: Junior
He has been in Stu-
dent Senate for a
year and a half and
the accomplishment
he is most proud of
is creating the Student Survey Board
with Zack McQuiston and giving stu-
dents more options for sharing their
ideas with Student Senate. If elected to
the Senate, William hopes to expand
on these previous eforts and help
make Student Senate more accessible
for all students at the University and
give senators more opportunities to
serve the student body.
Name: Zach George
Hometown: Ottawa
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Political Science
Year: Sophomore
I am currently the
Government Rela-
tions Director in Stu-
dent Senate where I
work on behalf of all
KU Students advo-
cating your interests
on a local, state, and
national level. Dur-
ing my time in Student
Senate, I have organized Rock Chalk
the VOTE, Higher Education Day in
Topeka and BIG 12 on the Hill in DC
to advocate higher education issues to
lawmakers. Along with this position,
I chair the Student Legislative Aware-
ness Board, which works on informing
KU students on legislative issues. I am
proud to run with KUnited who has an
amazing record of doing great things
for KU students and the university as a
whole. I can promise that I will provide
quality representation for juniors and
seniors in the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences within Student Senate. I
look forward to continue to serve the
KU students and I ask for your support
on April 10th and 11th.
Name: Eric Hurtt
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Political Sci-
Year: Junior
I am a resident as-
sistant in Lewis Hall
with a year of ku
student senate un-
der my belt. While
serving the students of
daisy hill directly through my RA job
i have kept my ear to the concerns of
residents and RAs from Templin Hall
to the Jayhawker towers. Trough stu-
dent senate and the my service in the
fnance committee i have made sure
that every students voice is heard. Tis
is also why i decided to run with Ad As-
tra. Ad Astra is a political coalition for
the people, started by the people, and
committed to the people. Our coalition
is a great sample of the university, run-
ning to perfect our university with ex-
traordinary yet feasible ideas.
Name: Megan Hymer
Hometown: Overland Park
Coaltion: Ad Astra
Major: Applied Be-
havioral Science
Year: Junior
Megan has been
involved in Stu-
dent Senate since
this Fall, serving on
the Student Rights
Committee as Associ-
ate Senator, as well as on the Student
Safety Board and Replacement Com-
mittee. Before coming to KU Megan
attended Kansas State University, but
truly found her home at the University
of Kansas. Megan has a true passion for
serving the students and maintaining
integrity within KU politics; this is why
she is involved with Ad Astra running
for Junior/Senior CLAS.
Name: Alek Joyce
Hometown: Lawrence
Coalition: KUnited
Major: English and
Year: Junior
Ive served the Stu-
dent Senate for the
last three years, and
I would love your
support and your
vote for my fourth year. Every year, Ive
worked hard to help students that are
passionate about their student organi-
zations make their dreams a reality on
campus. Whether they belong to multi-
cultural groups or artistic programs or
academic organizations, I want every
student to have a chance to grow and
expand outside of the classroom. Im
also committed to making KU a green-
er campus through capital projects
that will boost energy efciency. Afer
sitting on the Revolving Green Loan
Fund for the last two years, Im ready to
see KU take larger steps towards keep-
ing Mt. Oread green and gorgeous.
Tanks for your consideration; I hope
I have your vote. Vote Joyce. Hes the
best choice.
Name: Justin Kelly
Hometown: Garden
Coaltion: Ad Astra
Major: French Lit-
erature and Music
Year: Senior
He has served as
a desk assistant in
Ellsworth Residence
hall for four years. He has also been
very active in the school of music with
KUs acapella group Genuine Imitation,
and Chamber singers. Justin is thrilled
to be running as a jr/sr CLAS rep for
Ad Astra and to have the opportunity
to bring new and innovative ideas to
Student Senate. Justin is passionate
about making everyones voices heard
and being able to positively represent
the KU student body.
Name: James McGowan
Hometown: Garden City
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Political Science and History
Year: Senior
Along with Stu-
dent Senate, I am
involved in Model
UN, Environmental
Action to Revital-
ize the Heartland
(EARTH), and was
previously on the
Spirit Committee in Student Union
Activities. I joined KUnited afer see-
ing the commitment that each member
had not only to each other, but to the
University as well. Members of KUnit-
ed truly value the positions that they
hold within Senate and use it to better
KU. During this year as a student Sena-
tor I have facilitated requests by groups
and advocated on their behalf, which
I will continue to do next year if I am
elected. I believe that student organi-
zations are vital to the overall college
experience and it is my job to help out
every organization possible.
Name: Dante Mesa
Hometown: Garden City
Coalition: Independent
Major: Organismal
Year: Junior
I was an Orientation
Assistant and have
been involved in a
variety of organiza-
tions on campus. I
am supporting Ad
Astra in Student
Senate because I believe in their ability
to be inclusive. You have to get in where
you ft in and Ad Astra makes that pos-
sible for everyone.
Name: Abby Naudet
Hometown: Lake Ozark, Mo.
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Political Science
Year: Junior
I was recently elect-
ed as a replacement
senator and I also
am a representative
of the University
Afairs Committee.
Along with my stu-
dent senate involve-
ment, I am also active in multiple other
organizations throughout campus and
the community. Tese activities in-
clude: the University Honors Program,
University of Kansas Student Ambas-
sadors, and the St. Lawrence Catholic
Campus Center. I also worked as a
tutor in the Academic Achievement
and Access Center. As a political sci-
ence major, I have a strong interest in
public policy, American government,
and public administration. Ultimately,
I would like to either attend law school
or work for the state or national depart-
ment. I would like to use this interest to
make a diference and have an impact
on the KU campus.
Name: Sherri Pan
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Political Science and Art His-
Year: Sophomore
Currently, I serve as
the Asian American
Student Union Sen-
ator and secretary
of the Multicultural
Afairs committee.
Im also the public
relations chair of
the Taiwanese Student Association and
teach at the Applied English Center.
Trough these organizations I have had
the opportunity to further collabora-
tion between multicultural clubs. With
my involvement, the MA committee
created 3 more seats for international
students and drafed a more inclusive
purpose to the Multicultural Education
Fund. It is my goal to bridge the various
facets of diversity at our campus, and I
Tuesday, april 9, 2013 paGe 6a The uNiVersiTy daily KaNsaN
hope that you will give me the oppor-
tunity to continue this mission! Rock
Name: Valerie Peterson
Hometown: Wichita
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: History and
Year: Senior
At KU she has played
both the clarinet and
the cymbals for the
Marching Jayhawks,
is the Cultural Pro-
gramming Assistant Coordinator for
Student Union Activities, and is a
Resident Assistant at Oliver Hall. Un-
ofcially, she is a sandwich connoisseur
and a Parks & Rec afcionado. Valerie
wants to proudly represent the Ad As-
tra coalition in senate with the inten-
tion to both reduce and wisely spend
student fees.
Name: Tomas Plummer
Hometown: Towanda
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Economics and Business
Year: Junior
I currently serve as
the Student Senate
Chief of Staf and
previously served as
a residential sena-
tor. Other areas of
involvement include
being the Director
of External Afairs
for the Big Event, and a former Ori-
entation Assistant and member of the
Association of University Residence
Halls. You may see me all over campus
because Im a man with a mission! Tat
mission is to better your experience
here at KU while fghting to keep costs
down for students. Ive served on the
Campus Fee Review committee as well
as the Tuition Advisory Committee
where I continue to work to slow the
rising costs of education. Im running
with KUnited because they continue to
evolve in order to serve students!
Name: Chris Powell
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Engineering and Political Sci-
Year: Senior
I am currently a senior duel enrolled in
both Political Science and Mechanical
Engineering living
in St. Louis Mis-
souri. Although next
year will be my fnal
year in school this is
my frst year running
with KUnited. Dur-
ing my orientation
way back in 2009
I was given a chal-
lenge; it was to leave this campus a bet-
ter place than I found it, which is why
I decided to run with KUnited, because
they have been doing exactly that for 19
years now. Moving forward, the initia-
tives we are running on that I really feel
will leave a true lasting impact on our
campus are; building a pool for the rec
center, renewing the water fountains
on campus with water bottle flling sta-
tions, and creating a smoke free cam-
pus. Tese improvements would better
our campus both now and for years to
come. And continue to make our cam-
pus one that I will be proud to show of
to my children a good forty years on
down the road.
Name: Cody Powers
Hometown: Chatham, Ill.
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Political Science and Journal-
Year: Junior
Tis is my second
year running with
KUnited and will
hopefully be my sec-
ond year as a Sena-
tor. In my free time
I...wait, what free
time? I am dedicated to representing
my constituencys best interests and
that is my goal as a Senator.
Name: Will Putzier
Hometown: Salina
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Finance and East Asian Lan-
guages & Cultures
Year: Sophomore
A few of the committees I have been on
this year include: Finance, University
Afairs and Replace-
ment Senator com-
mittees. Tis year
has reafrmed my
belief that Student
Senate is the voice
of the students. For
this reason I would
encourage every
student to voteregardless of the co-
alition. I believe in KUnited because
the coalition has a proven track record
of results. I look forward to continu-
ing KUniteds tradition of improving
our university. I am very excited for
KUniteds Hawks Helping Hawks ini-
tiative, because no student should have
to leave school for fnancial issues. I am
also excited for KUniteds new aquatic
center initiative.
Name: Natalie Scott
Hometown: Topeka
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Psychology
Year: Junior
In her years at KU
she has been heavily
involved with Alter-
native Breaks, the
University Honors Program, and New
Student Orientation. As a leader in sev-
eral organizations, Natalie has seen the
efect that Student Senate decisions can
have on funding and student opportu-
nity. In too many instances, lack of stu-
dent access or education about various
policies has led Senate to hinder, rather
than help, students. She hopes to be a
part of a new Senate that aims to edu-
cate, encourage, and inspire students to
use resources for their and their organi-
zations goals.
Name: Hannah Sitz
Hometown: Andover
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Psychology
and Journalism
Year: Junior
She has lived in
Douthart Scholar-
ship Hall during her
a Coordinator and
current Co-Director
of the Alternative Breaks service learn-
ing group, a Student Ambassador for
the University Honors Program, and
a past leader in Lambda Sigma and
the Board of Class Ofcers, shes met
a variety of other students with great
ideas. She hopes to bring their voices
to Student Senate while continuing to
actively improve student life at the Uni-
Name: Aimee Sommerville
Hometown: Minneapolis
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Political Sci-
ence and French
Year: Sophomore
I serve as the leader-
ship chair for Kappa
Delta sorority and
am a Student Am-
bassador. Tis se-
mester I am interning
in the Kansas State Senate in Topeka. In
the KU Student Senate, I serve as a Jay-
LEAD assistant to the Senates current
Executive Secretary, sit on the Univer-
sity Afairs committee, and was recent-
ly appointed a replacement senator. I
believe in the Senates ability to make
positive contributions to the quality of
student life.
Name: Leah Swartz
Hometown: Santa Monica, Cali.
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Journalism and Spanish
Year: Junior
I am involved in
the KUnited coali-
tion because I think
that over the past
three years I have
been at KU, Kunited
has done amazing
things. Te coali-
tion has a huge focus
on tradition and unity
which are values that I believe very
strongly in. I am excited to have been
slated as a candidate for a College of
Liberal Arts and Science senator and I
know I will represent Kunited and the
student body in the best way possible!
Name: Miranda Wagner
Hometown: Shawnee
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Economics
Year: Sophomore
She is currently em-
ployed as a Student
Development As-
sociate at the KU
Endowment Asso-
ciation and is a co-
coordinator for this
years Alternative
Spring Breaks. Her other involvements
on campus include Student Ambas-
sadors, the Dole Institute of Politics
Student Advisory Board, serving as the
community service chair for Douthart
Scholarship Hall, and co-organizing a
basketball camping group. Her favorite
Ad Astra principle is inclusion she
wants to bring her experience with
various student organizations to Senate
and represent them well. Occasionally,
she loses sleep over typos in her past
Name: Shelby Webb
Hometown: Ottawa
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Biology
Year: Sophomore
She has recently
started getting in-
volved in student
boards through
Senate. She is also
an Orientation Assistant and involved
with Alternative Breaks, the Center for
Community Outreach, and the Com-
munity Service Chair for Rieger Schol-
arship Hall. A current Junior/Senior
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Senator, Shelby focuses on positive
change for the University that promotes
student equity, health, and well-being.
Not submitted:
Beua Bisaillon, Ad Astra
Danny Davis, KUnited
Laura Ginther, KUnited
College of liberal arts
and sCienCes
Name: Sara Anees
Hometown: Maize
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Journalism
and French
Year: Sophomore
Tis is my second
year serving as a Sen-
ator for the College
of Liberal Arts and Sci-
ences, and this year I am running with
Ad Astra. I truly value the opportunity
to be a Senator Ive never missed a
meeting, and Ive been a part of at least
fve diferent boards or committees this
year. I will always dedicate the neces-
sary time and attention to ensure I am
a responsible representative. Student
Senate is my passion, and I would be
grateful to continue representing you as
a senator for the Freshman Sophomore
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences di-
vision! Tank you for voting!
Name: Ashu Agarwal
Hometown: Overland Park
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Neurobiol-
Year: Freshman
He currently resides
in Templin hall and
is eager to serve stu-
dents at KU. He is
involved in organi-
zations such as Te
Center for Community Outreach and
Te Pre-Med Society as well as Te
University Honors Program where he
serves as a Student Ambassador and
Student Senate where he is a Freshman
Senator. Ashu is driven to make sure
that every students voice is heard and
will provide the best service possible
to the freshmen and sophomores in the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Name: Lauren Arney
Hometown: Stilwell
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Biology
Year: Freshman
I am a current Fresh-
men Student Senator
and Senate has been
one of the best expe-
riences for me thus
far here at KU. I am
also involved in my
sorority and currently serving as the
community service chair. Im also plan-
ning on attending an Alternative Break
this summer as a site leader. I am so
happy to be running with KUnited in
the upcoming election! Tey are truly a
wonderful, inclusive group of individu-
als who are dedicated to making a dif-
ference in students lives! Te tradition
behind KUnited and their hard work
has made the whole experience really
Name: JQui Audena
Hometown: Lawrence
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Economics
Year: Freshman
KU is such a fantas-
tic place and I am
dedicated to work-
ing to preserve that
sentiment. I believe
in a university and
an education that
puts students and
their voice frst. I will always remember
to act as a representative and not a di-
rector of that voice. Here at KU I have
been involved in a number of organiza-
tions including serving as a JayLeader
with the KU Student Senate, the Big
Event Committee, Rotoract, and I also
attended Leadershape this year. United
we stand, rock chalk the vote, I would
greatly appreciate your support.
Name: Clay Cosby
Hometown: Overland Park
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Economics and Political Sci-
Year: Sophomore
Clay has served for
two years on Student
Senate, last year as
the All Scholarship
Hall Council Senator
and this year as the
On-Campus Sena-
tor. He is a resident of
Pearson Scholarship
Hall and an Opinion Columnist for the
UDK. He is also a member of the Dole
Institute of Politics Student Advisory
Board and the Vice-President of the All
Scholarship Hall Council. Clay works
as an assistant in a law ofce part-time.
He encourages everyone to participate
in this election by voting and making
an informed decision.
Name: Madeline Dickerson
Hometown: Eudora
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Journalism and Women, Gen-
der, & Sexuality
Year: Freshman
Madeline is a resi-
dent of Douthart
Scholarship Hall
and a member of the
Kappa Alpha Teta
chapter. She is pas-
sionate about issues of
human trafcking and international
human rights. Afer attending Lead-
erShape in January, she is looking to
create a group on campus dedicated to
educating students on human trafck-
ing prevention. Leadership is a driving
force in Madelines life and she is look-
ing forward to being a part of Ad Astras
leadership on campus.
Name: Brittany Douthitt
Hometown: Oak
grove Missouri
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Pre-business
Year: Freshman
Coming from a
small town where I
was really involved, I
worried that I would
face difculty get-
ting involved in a big university. Now,
I am a member of Delta Delta Delta.
And the associate university afairs
senator. I have loved being a part of an
organization that works so hard for the
students. Tis election has re surfaced
my passion for leadership and serving
others, and i couldnt be more proud to
be running with a coalition that shares
those same passions.
Name: Jefery Durbin
Hometown: Fort Scott
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Behavioral
Neuroscience and
Year: Sophomore
I am a brother in
Triangle Fraternity,
a recruiter for KU
Blood Drive, and
also worked with the Operations Com-
mittee of Te Big Event KU. When Im
not focusing on academics or being in-
volved in the opportunities KU has to
ofer, I am currently a MATH 101 TA
with the Kansas Algebra Program. I am
a member of Ad Astra because I believe
in progressionprogression built from
addressing concerns to remedy prob-
lems. As a senator candidate with Ad
Astra, I look to include all of the Jay-
hawks I serve with the integrity to pro-
vide an innovated KU experience.
Name: Lauren Fleming
Hometown: Lawrence
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Political Sci-
ence and Spanish
Year: Freshman
Being from Law-
rence, Ive seen the
positive impact stu-
dents have had on
campus and in the
community. I love
this town and this uni-
versity and wanted to get involved with
an organization that sought to better
campus for students. Im passionate
about all students voices being heard
and know that KUnited is seeking to
do just that!
Name: Danica C. Hoose
Hometown: Parsons
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Economics
and Accounting
Year: Freshman
Ive been involved
with Student Senate
since the beginning
of the school year,
and it has become a
true passion of mine.
I love helping student groups reach
funding goals for some pretty amazing
events. Being able to continue to help
students in this way would be a true
Name: Tom Hoven
Hometown: Chester, N.J.
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Political Sci-
Year: Sophomore
I am a member of
Phi Delta Teta and
the Student Alumni
Leadership Board.
Being a third gen-
eration Jayhawk, KU
has always been a huge part of my life.
Even though I grew up in New Jersey,
I always knew that I wanted to be a
Jayhawk. I have loved every moment
of being a student at Kansas and I have
always tried to take advantage of every
opportunity that our school has to of-
Name: Alex Kinkead
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Speech Lan-
guage Hearing
Year: Freshman
He is currently living
in Pearson Scholar-
ship Hall, and serves
as one of the Social
Chairs. He is also
a member of the
University Singers and
KU Rotaract Club. Alex has a passion
for volunteering and giving back to
his community. He is excited to get in-
volved with Student Senate and make a
diference at the University of Kansas.
Name: Laurel Michel
Hometown: Salina
Coalition: KUnited
Major: English
Year: Sophomore
I hope to be elected
as a student senator
because I want to
be involved in the
bettering of KUs
campus for current
and future students.
If elected, I will act
as a liaison and share
the ideas and interests of KU students
with Student Senate. As a student sena-
tor, my main priority would be not only
making students voices heard, but also
making students ideas into reality. I
am very excited to be running under
the KUnited coalition because I truly
believe that they work for the students
and are open to all people and ideas.
Outside of KUnited, I am involved in
Greek life, Lambda Sigma Sophomore
Honor Society, and Adopt-A-School
Name: Madeline Nave
Hometown: Not submitted
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Journalism
and Political Science
Year: Freshman
I am a proud mem-
ber of Sigma Kappa.
I initially got in-
volved with Student
Senate when I joined
the JayLead Program. I
am thrilled to experience this campaign
season and look forward to being a part
of bettering student life here at KU.
Name: Marquise Paige
Hometown: Wichita
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Geology
Year: Sophomore
He is currently the
All Scholarship Hall
Council Senator
sitting on Finance
Committee. Mar-
quise is resident
of Krehbiel Scholar-
ship Hall and a member of Alpha Tau
Omega. He enjoys music, community
service, and aviation. Marquise has
seen the efects of Student Senate on
academia and student life. He hopes to
be a part of a new Student Senate that
properly advocates the needs of all stu-
dents with integrity and inclusion.
Name: Nathan Pearce
Hometown: Springfeld, Mo.
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Business
Year: Freshman
I am also the Schol-
arship Chairman of
Phi Kappa Psi frater-
nity and have been
involved with Natu-
ral Ties and other
various community
service activities on
and of campus this year. I am beyond
excited to work with the Ad Astra team
and bring my love of Greek Life at KU
to the table so that we can improve the
school we all know and love.
Name: Dustin Pickett
Hometown: Overland Park
Coalition: KUnited
Majoring: Journal-
ism and French
Tis is my frst year
running as a sena-
tor, and I am very
excited to be a part
of the KUnited
family. I have been
involved in SUA since
last fall, on the Fine Arts committee,
which helped me understand the value
of dedication and efciency which are
needed to achieve a common goal in
a group. KUniteds initiatives this year
can relate to all students, while adher-
ing to the fscally responsible goals
of Student Senate. I will always put in
the time and attention to ensure that
Jayhawks will have their voices heard
and truly value the opportunity to be
a Senator.
Name: Keaton Prather
Hometown: Sterling
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Chemistry
Year: Freshmen
I have been involved
in Senate this past
year by serving as
a JayLeader for the
Student Body Vice
President. I have also
been active in the
campaign process
for KUnited and hope
to see the great ideas from KUnited
be implanted next year. When Im not
doing campaign-related things, I am
usually found in Ellsworth Hall losing
in FIFA, down at the rec playing bas-
ketball, or chilling around campus with
my Alpha Tau Omega brothers. Im re-
ally excited about changes being made
and I want to be there representing
you! Tanks, and Rock Chalk!
Name: Jessie Pringle
Hometown: Chanute
Coalition: KUnited
Major: History
Year: Freshman
Pringle is currently
a Freshman Sena-
tor and a member
of Chi Omega. She
serves on the Fi-
nance committee
and other appointed
boards along as a Co
-Campus Activities
Chair for her sorority.
She is interested in many things from
politics to the French language. Her
experience with Student Senate and
KUnited has led her to be even more
passionate about other people, espe-
cially other students at KU. Bettering
the university for Students has been a
growing goal with hopes in expand-
ing campus sustainability and working
with student organizations. Of cam-
pus, Jessie likes peanut butter cookies,
playing golf and reading.
Name: Katherine Rainey
Hometown: Shawnee
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Psychology
Year: Sophomore
I became involved in
Student Senate as an
appointed senator
for the Black Stu-
dent Union, but my
involvement soon
became more than
just about my constituency. To see the
power and responsibility Senate has
was unbelievable, and I was shocked as
to why most people dont know about
what we do. KU is the Flagship Univer-
sity and therefore needs to be constantly
growing in all aspects. If you look at our
platform, it calls for environmentally
friendly action, equality and inclusion
of all students, uniting and helping our
fellow hawks fnancially, and providing
more services for the students at no ad-
ditional cost. Tis is no small task, but
KUnited is flled with some of the most
passionate, dedicated and intelligent go
getters on campus.
Name: Jake Reinig
Hometown: Overland Park
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Political Sci-
ence and Business
Year: Freshman
Im running for Stu-
dent Senate because
I would like to have
the opportunity to
help KU and Kansas
earn the respect they
deserve as a wonderful institution and
an awesome state. I also want to help
this university achieve its full potential
for generations of Jayhawks to come.
KUnited, with its history of excellence
in serving the student body, can def-
nitely make these things happen, and I
am very honored to be able to run with
them. Your support would be greatly
appreciated, and I look forward to hav-
ing the opportunity to serve you all
next year.
Name: Adam Smith
Hometown: Tribune
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Economics and Finance
Year: Freshman
Im currently liv-
ing in the frater-
nity of Phi Gamma
Delta. Tribune is a
small town and be-
cause of this I had
the opportunity to
take many leader-
ship positions in high
school. Tis allowed me to develop my
leadership abilities into what they are
today. In addition my leadership abili-
ties, I also realize the fnancial struggle
most students go through here at KU
and I would like to help with Ad Astras
mission to relieve some of the fnancial
stress put onto students.
Name: Clinton Webb
Hometown: Leawood
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Political Science
Year: Freshman
His main interests
are: politics, avia-
tion, and music. He
lives of-campus,
but is still very in-
volved on-campus
in Student Sen-
ate, LAcademie
Franaise, and other
activities. A freshman senator, he is
currently a member of Student Rights
Committee. At the beginning of the
Spring Semester Clinton got involved
with Ad Astra and is currently the
Campus Outreach Coordinator for
the campaign. He is currently in the
Teta Pledge Class of Delta Lambda
Phi, and was elected Pledge Class Presi-
Not submitted:
Jasmine Estrada, Ad Astra
John Lee, Ad Astra
Hannah Reinhart, KUnited
sChool of musiC:
Name: Katie Hoefer
Hometown: Leawood
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Music Edu-
Year: Sophomore
She is involved with
the Center for Com-
munity Outreach
Music Mentors Pro-
gram, and is an ac-
tive member of Chi
Omega Fraternity and the National As-
sociation for Music Educators. Katie
strongly believes in KUniteds values,
work ethic, and platforms. She hopes
to serve the student body and properly
represent Te KU School of Music by
continuing KUniteds mission of work-
ing hard to make students ideas be-
come reality.
Not submitted:
Blane Brungardt, KUnited
Katie Martin, Ad Astra
sChool of pharmaCy:
Name: Cari Chestnut
Hometown: Paririe Village
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Pharmacy
Year: First year
Tis is my frst year
at KU but I did my
undergraduate stud-
ies at K-State. I am
looking to become
part of the senate
to become more
knowledgable about
this issues on campus
as well as to get the graduate studies
programs more involved on campus. I
am very excited to be a part of this cam-
paign and cannot wait to see what the
future brings!
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Name: Carolyn Magee
Coalition: Ad Astra
Hometown: Overland Park
Major: Pharmacy
Year: Second Year
Pharmacy Student,
She currently serves
as the Membership
Chair for Student
Society of Health
Systems Pharmacists
and as the Historian
for Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Frater-
nity. She will soon serve as the Vice
President of APhA-ASP and has been
selected to be initiated into Phi Lamba
Sigma, the pharmacy leadership soci-
ety, and Rho Chi, the pharmacy aca-
demic honor society. She served as the
Vice President of Intellectual Develop-
ment and as a member of the Chapter
Relations and Standards board for Al-
pha Chi Omega. She hopes to actively
represent the School of Pharmacy in
student senate.
Name: Bill Wilson
Hometown: Overland Park
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Pharmacy
Year: First year phar-
macy student
Ask any of my
friends and they will
tell you how much I
love school. Yes, that
means I am a nerd!
KUnited is a great
coalition because we
are all about improving KU and its stu-
dent body. What nerd doesnt want to
improve school and education?
School of Social Welfare:
Name: Anthony Bardley
Hometown: Not submitted
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Social Welfare
Year: Junior
As a senator I would
bring experience
and enthusiasm, to
get the school of so-
cial welfare involved
and known campus.
I have been a part
of the bsw student
group since I joined
the school and have also been involved
in the community. I have been intern-
ing this semester at the Ballard center
in Lawrence and have previously been
involved in hug and create with the
Cco. Tank you for your time and sup-
port as we strive to get more people
involved on campus and serve you as
your senators.
Name: Amber V. Proctor
Hometown: Augusta
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Social Welfare
Year: Junior
Last semester, I was
chosen as one of two
replacement sena-
tors for the School of
Social Welfare and
I want to continue
to represent this
constituency in the
upcoming year. I be-
lieve that initiatives proposed by the Ad
Astra coalition, such as prioritizing stu-
dent health and increasing access and
accountability within senate, align with
the NASWs Code of Ethics and are
necessary for afecting students lives in
real and meaningful ways.
Not submitted:
Mimi Koppen, KUnited
Name: Bahar Barani
Hometown: Over-
land Park
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Biochemistry
Year: Freshman
Ive learned to be a
leader by advocat-
ing for students.
Im running for on-
campus senator for the
upcoming year with KUnited because
I think that it is pivotal that this huge
portion of KUs population is properly
represented and heard. Having lived on
campus for a year now I know there are
issues with on-campus living and my
goal is to work with senate to fx these
issues and to ensure that students who
live on-campus have a voice in our stu-
dent government system.
Not submitted:
Kim Flanders, Ad Astra
Name: Elizabeth Erker
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Journalism
Year: Sophomore
I love KU, Student
Senate, oldies, Eng-
lish classes, and lico-
rice. I am optimistic,
hard-working, and
fun-loving. I feel
fortunate to attend
a school where the
student voice has
so much power. Stu-
dent Senate is not a resume-builder.
Its something I am passionate about.
Afer serving as both a Freshman Sena-
tor and an Of-Campus Senator, I feel
well-equipped and ready to continue
to serve for my remaining time at KU.
I hope to earn that privilege with your
vote, and to be given the chance to con-
tinue KUniteds legacy of progress and
success in the coming year.
Name: Aaron Hess
Hometown: Stilwell
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Finance
Year: Sophomore
I am an active mem-
ber of the Sigma Phi
Epsilon fraternity
and hold a leader-
ship position within
the house. My home-
town is Stilwell, KS.
Te reason I am involved in KUnited
is because I believe the decisions that
student senate make should come di-
rectly from the voice of the overall stu-
dent body and not from the individual
senators. My goal as a senator will be to
make the student body feel like they are
involved in the decisions that are made
with the money they pay with student
fees. I really hope that I can prove my-
self as a student senator in making this
university more student friendly.
Name: Reid Hildenbrand
Hometown: Lawrence
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Accounting
& Finance
Year: Freshman
On campus Im in-
volved in Te Big
Event, Hannah and
Jayhawk Friends,
Natural Ties, and
Mount Oread Scholars.
I ofen enjoy expressing myself through
singing, piano, saxophone, and tuba.
Greatest Accomplishment: 4th in the
2nd annual Gardner Edgerton Ping
Pong Classic, open doubles recreational
division. Reach for the Stars with Reid
Name: Andrew Litzler
Hometown: Overland Park
Coalition: Independent
Major: Economics and Finance
Year: Freshman
As a lifelong Jay-
hawk from the great
state of Kansas, the
city of Lawrence has
always been one of
my favorites places.
Since arriving on
campus last fall, Ive
made it a personal goal
to leave KU a better place than I found
it. Tough I still have more than three
years to do so, Ive begun to get involved
through a range of activities. I am a
math tutor, a member of the Beta Teta
Pi fraternity, and a member of the Stu-
dent Senate Finance Committee. More
importantly, however, my lungs have
yet to be poisoned (and never will) by
the toxic air that emanates from Man-
hattan, Kansas, and I am of the frm
belief that the best thing coming out of
Missouri is I-70 West. Rock Chalk!
Name: Dan MacMillan
Hometown: Leawood
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Economics and Political Sci-
Year: Sophomore
Afer serving as one
of the Of-Campus
Student Senators in
the previous year, I
have been given a
greater understand-
ing of the logistics
of our legislative
process, and it has
developed me into a
better leader with the ability to help
students at KU. Having the privilege of
serving the student body is a passion of
mine and being able to make a difer-
ence at KU means a lot. I look forward
to working with you, and Rock Chalk
Name: Alex Montgomery
Hometown: Mission
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Marketing and German
Year: Sophomore
Alex works as the Events Student Co-
ordinator at the Dole Institute of Poli-
tics, as well as a Desk
Assistant at Hash-
inger Residence
Hall. He has been
involved with many
on-campus groups,
including the Dole
Institute Student
Advisory Board, the
Hashinger Arts Coun-
cil, Alternative Breaks, and Marching
Band. Alex spent last summer study-
ing abroad in Germany through KUs
language program in Eutin, Germany,
and will intern this summer through
the US Department of State in Skopje,
Name: William Murfn
Hometown: Wichita
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Business
Year: Freshman
I severed as a Fresh-
man Class Senator,
where I have gain
experience and ex-
poser to Student
Senates operation
and function. It has
also given me a vi-
sion of the great things that can be
accomplished though student govern-
ment. Im currently freshman admit to
the School of Business majoring in Ad-
ministration. My hobbies include avia-
tion, intermural sports and community
service projects. Prior to coming to KU,
I was Senior Class President, a member
of NHS and BBBS as well as having
constant involvement in Athletics.
Name: Morgan Said
Hometown: Shaw-
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Journalism
Year: Sophomore
Always a supporter
of change and in-
novation, Morgan
is excited to work
alongside the Univer-
sitys greatest student-leaders to advo-
cate for the greater good of the student
body. Morgan is also the Director of
Public Relations for the Panhellenic
Association at KU.
Not submitted:
Andrew Craig, Independent
Evan Nichols, Ad Astra
MacKenzie Oatman, KUnited
Elle Ternes, Ad Astra
Colin Tomas, Independent
Name: Logan Bayless
Hometown: Great Bend
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Global and
International Stud-
Year: Junior
I am a non-tradi-
tional student be-
cause I served in the
US Army Infantry
for four years, includ-
ing a tour in Mosul, Iraq, from October
2006 through December 2007. I am
majoring in Global and International
Studies with a regional focus on Russia
and Eastern Europe and a substantive
specialization in comparative political
and social systems. I am also study-
ing Russian language. Additionally, I
am pursuing a minor in Business and
working towards completion of the
Certifcate of Entrepreneurship.
Name: Zach Beardslee
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Political Science
Year: Sophomore
Im a non-tradition-
al student because I
currently serve with
the Kansas Army
National Guard. I
want to represent
the non-traditional
students here at KU.
Tey have such a huge
presence on campus and since these
students have more challenges then a
normal student and I want to use the
power of the student body senate to
help these students anyway I can.
Name: Ashlie Koehn
Hometown: Burns
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Global and International Stud-
Year: Sophomore
Currently, she is
serving as a sena-
tor for the College
of Liberal Arts and
Science freshman/
sophomore class
along with being
involved in the Col-
legiate Veterans Association and the
Nontraditional Student Foundation.
Additionally, she is a member of KUs
Global Scholars Program and a region-
al director for the Borgen Project.
Ashlie is in the Kansas Air National
Guard where she serves out of McCo-
nnell AFB. In the guard, she has been
awarded the Air Force Achievement
Medal, Hometown Heros Award, and
recently won Kansas Air National
Guard Airman of the Year for 2012.
Her motivation to give a voice to the
nontraditional community at KU
stems not only from her own military
service but also from the perspective of
coming from a family of nontraditional
students of various kinds.
Not submitted:
Jeremiah McFerrin, KUnited
Name: Dat Hoang
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Economics
Year: Junior
Im the President
of Grace Pearson
scholarship hall and
the Social Chair of
the International
Student Association.
Im also on the cover
of the International
Student Living at KU
brochure. For the last 3 years, I have
worked hard to represent international
students throughout the campus. I
spent 4 semesters working as an Orien-
tation Leader, and I will be a Resident
Assistant in the Jayhawker Towers next
Name: Tazrian Rahman
Hometown: Dhaka,
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Political Sci-
ence and Journalism
Year: Junior
Te variety of dif-
ferent cultures and
the huge interna-
tional student body that exists at KU
has always fascinated me which is why
I am running for International Student
Senator through KUnited. I have previ-
ously been involved with and held of-
fcer positions in Douthart Scholarship
Hall, All Scholarship Hall Council, and
International Student Association. I
am currently the Outreach Director
of KU Model United Nations and the
Vice President of Bangladesh Student
Association at KU. I believe all the
experiences I have gained from these
organizations and my concentration in
Political Science make me an eligible
candidate for this position and repre-
sent the international student body at
Name: Francesco Rossi-Jane
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Coalition: KUnited
Major: Civil Engi-
neering & Business
Year: Freshman
I am a member of KU
Honors Program,
and of the Interna-
tional Student As-
sociation (ISA). Last
year when I lef Peru, I encountered a
cultural shock (getting used to diferent
food, diferent behaviors, and diferent
people). I was scared at the beginning,
but it was not as bad as I thought. I
met many incredible people from all
over the world including China, South
Korea, Paraguay, Germany, and many
other places. Tey quickly became my
friends, and by getting involved I was
able to try new things I never thought
of doing before (cutting invasive trees
in forest, for example). KU is a place
full of great people to meet and with
hundreds of opportunities to try new
things. Terefore, my goal is, if elected,
to create a better campus to promote
integration between American and In-
ternational Students. We are all one big
family, we are all part of KU!
Name: Haider Tarar
Hometown: Pakistan
Coalition: Ad Astra
Major: Chemical Engineering
Year: Sophomore
He has been actively
involved in Engi-
neering, serving this
year as secretary for
American Institute
of Chemical En-
gineers and next
year as President of
Tau Beta Pi. He was selected as one of
the University Scholars this year and
was also awarded an Undergraduate
Research Award for doing research
in Computational Molecular design.
Haider lives in Pearson Scholarship
hall where he is on the executive board
and also represents Pearson in the All
Scholarship Hall Council.
Not submitted:
Zunwu Zhou, Ad Astra

my high school career and also
provide for myself in college
and then still make something
of myself. I think that my work
ethic is incomparable to a lot
of my peers and a lot of our
peers at the University. I also
really like listening. I think that
one of my advantages is that I
listen to every side of the story
or every possible option before
making a decision, which I
think is something that would
transpire very well and tran-
sition very well into the role
as president, if elected. I think
that at times you have your
own personal agenda or ideas
of how things should run, but
as an elected official, your job is
to listen to those people that are
representing the student body,
the people that elected you. I
think its very important that
you look at every angle and
take in every consideration; the
pros and cons of everything,
before making a decision and
moving forward. With that, a
weakness, sometimes I do take
on too much, and I can spread
myself a little thin. Which I
realized very quickly my sopho-
more year being involved in
so many organizations at once
which I think that if you dont
know that youre taking on too
much, sometimes the quality
of your work can be partially
diminished. Ive really used
some of the opportunities to
find weaknesses in my leader-
ship skills and really turn those
into strengths. Identifying what
could be improved and not only
building on my own personal
skills but also polishing and
bettering those weaknesses into
BB: I would say a strength that
I have with regard to leadership
would be having a vision, and it
goes back to that point that as
far as in this capacity, my vision
would be making KU better
than when I found it. Along
with that vision, I think that its
important to be able to bring a
vision out in others and so not
only myself seeing an issue that
can be worked on or a problem
that should be solved, but also
going to people who may be
quiet and saying, Can I hear
what your vision is for KU and
what changes do you see that
need to be made? I think thats
an important part of this pro-
cess because Student Senate is
such a collaborative body that
we need to bring out all of those
thoughts. On the weakness side,
tying into that, sometimes I can
get a little set on a solution, and
if I think something can solve
a problem, I will stick with it. I
think bringing those voices in
and other opinions and saying
maybe someone elses solution
might be better than mine is an
important trait that I continue
working on.
Closing argument:
BW: We just want people to vote.
Thats an important part of the
process, and I look at recent
local elections in Lawrence
and the state of Kansas, and
were pretty low. Things that are
affecting everyday life of people
including students and Student
Senate elections are so vital.
Just getting people involved
with that process is huge, and
I would encourage it and think
that Brandon would agree that
the more people that are willing
and able to vote should do so.
BB: Whats really important
to remember is that while we
(KUnited) have been here for a
number of years, each year we
might be identified as the same
coalition, but every single year,
going back to your question is
that the beauty of having new
candidates each year at the top
of the ticket is that you can
bring new ideas and new, fresh
faces. Im really excited that half
of our coalition this year, it will
be there first time in Student
Senate while we also have the
other half that are involved cur-
rently and have the experience
and know how to work with
campus administration to get
things done. I think that obvi-
ously we want people to vote
in a certain way, but its very
important to us that the voter
turnout is much higher this
year and that people, regardless
of what coalition theyre vot-
ing for, really do express their
opinion and express who they
want to represent them in the
following year.
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make a decision because I dont
want it to be my ideas. I want
to make sure that its actually
a group idea thats being rep-
resented. As a vice president,
literally within Senate, your job
is to recognize people as speak-
ers on the floor. I dont just want
to recognize people. I want to
empower them behind the
scenes so that they feel empow-
ered so that theyll speak up and
asked to be recognized in the
first place. Im a speak up even
if your voice shakes person, but
admittedly, my voice does shake
when it comes to that.
udK: One of your platforms is
opening up student body access
to Student Senate. Is this some-
thing youre still focused on?
If you are, what are some of
the things youre seeing that
students would want to talk to
you about?
MT: I think just from my expe-
rience, theres a lot of students
who are surprised really what
student fees even are and that
theyre paying for them, and
that they already have really
incredible services available
to them within that package.
Immediately, I think we need
to be proactive in engaging
those students and opening our
doors through social media,
through Facebook, through
video. We can really have some
innovated measure to better
inform students of how their
fees are used. I think we should
be more of an administration
that listens to what students
have to say. I think we should
have our ears open, our doors
open, and certainly know that
ideas are growth and that ideas
dont just stop when you get
into the office; ideas continu-
ally evolve and students input
into what were doing is going
to make our administration a
successful administration. We
really depend on students being
involved in our process, and
for us to be successful, we have
to have our doors open. Thats
kind of the foundation of how
Ad Astra works.
udK: How do you intend to
change the culture of student
politics in order to better serve
the students?
eh: Were going to codify the
changes immediately, like the
shortened election season, the
transparent caucuses. Those
have to be written in, but I think
Ad Astra candidates are already
going to be changing the sys-
tem once they get in. We didnt
pick people who do Senate as
our senators. We picked people
who are leaders and who rep-
resents the parts of the com-
munity already to come in and
represent their communities.
Were not having people who
joined Senate because they like
fighting and debating and mov-
ing to acclimate. We brought
people to Senate because we
feel like they have interesting
viewpoints, and I think chang-
ing the people who are making
the decisions is the easiest way
to change the culture.
MT: In terms of changing the
culture, thats exactly right,
bringing new faces and new
energies and new perspectives
to the table. Our slate does
have some experienced student
senators, but we also have a lot
of people that are, as Emma
said, leaders in their communi-
ties that have had nothing to
do with Student Senate, and I
think thats good. If we have an
election process in place that
encourages debate and encour-
ages competition, I think that
would engage students, and
if more students are engaged,
more students would want to
be involved. If we had a turn-
over process where year after
year after year, there are some
leaders who Student Senate is
their thing, but there are a lot
of people who want to come
into Student Senate who might
only want to do it for a year. We
really want to break down those
barriers, make it more inclusive
and make students feel like they
can be a part of it. Sometimes
changing the culture is chang-
ing the people.
Closing arguments:
MT: Coming back to election
reform, we think this is a preci-
pice for real structural change.
We want to change the way
our student body is represented
through our student govern-
ment. Its simple. We think
that what has been done in
the past is largely representative
of a single party system, and
that breeds this apathy that we
see throughout our communi-
ties regarding Student Senate.
I hope that on April 10 and
11, more people turn out to
vote at KU in this election than
have ever voted before. Thats
the goal. The idea is to engage
voters, and that means repre-
senting those communities and
championing what they want to
see done. I really want to see a
legacy of Ad Astra KU being
an increased voter turnout year
after year after year. A success
for Ad Astra KU is a competi-
tive system that makes students
feel like their voice is heard and
eh: The bottom line for Ad
Astra in addition to democracy
is making college cheaper and
making Student Senate more
diverse. Were going to bring
back diversity to Student Senate
because thats what it was found-
ed on in the 1970s, and thats
what students deserve now as
KU is more diverse than it has
ever been. Its also just about
making college cheaper. Were
all here paying [thousands] of
dollars to go to KU, but there
are real, tangible changes that
can be made with a student
mandate, like lowering tran-
script fees, like eliminating the
sales tax on textbooks, that can
make it cheaper for everyone
whos already here and leave a
legacy of making college more
affordable for the people who
cant be here because its too
expensive right now.
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Volume 125 Issue 100 Tuesday, April 9, 2013
By Pat Strathman
taylor-made season
KUs reality:
The Rio World
In his final year, pitcher Thomas Taylor is leaving his legacy on Kansas
Jayhawks prove their competitiveness
Farzin Vousoughian
pITch peRfecT
Farzin Vousoughian
After picking up a 2-1 series
victory against No. 19 Oklahoma
State this past weekend, the Kansas
Jayhawks proved they are one of
the more competitive teams in the
Big 12 and can play well against a
ranked team. Kansas looks to carry
that momentum over to today and
Wednesday as it goes to Iowa City,
Iowa to play the Hawkeyes for a
two-game series.
Although the Jayhawks are pre-
paring for a short non-conference
series, they still want to go full
speed and add two more wins to
their 18-12 record.
We have to approach it like its
another Big 12 series, said senior
third baseman Jordan Dreiling.
These mid-week games mean as
much. Were trying to get into the
NCAA Tournament, so weve got
to approach it like its another Big
12 series against a top-ranked team
so we can take care of business.
Dreiling said he noticed the
team got into a better rhythm this
past weekend in its series win over
the Cowboys. Kansas has been able
to put up runs on the scoreboard
while the pitchers have handled
opposing batters for the most part.
Sophomore Robert Kahana
and senior Tanner Poppe will take
the mound against Iowa. Kahana,
despite being a relief pitcher, is
expected to give the Jayhawks three
strong innings. Kansas will then
allow struggling starting junior
pitcher Frank Duncan a chance
to come out of the bullpen and
restore his confidence.
Sophomore Drew Morovick,
who has gone 17 consecutive
innings without allowing a run, is
also expected to come out of the
bullpen against Iowa and help the
Jayhawks silence the Hawkeyes.
The biggest key player coming out
of the bullpen for the Jayhawks is
junior closer Jordan Piche, who
leads the team in saves with six.
Hes awesome to work with
because hes ready every time he
gets the ball, pitching coach Ryan
Graves said. For a reliever, hes
always coming in confident. I
think the biggest thing that you see
is that players like playing behind
him because he pitches so fast, and
hes able to throw a lot of strikes.
It gives everyone on the field, and
including the dugout, confidence
that hell get it done.
Graves has had little to almost
no concerns about Piche, who
earned Big 12 Newcomer of the
Week honors this week. Hes been
able to use him multiple times
during a week and Piche has not
shown any stress or soreness in his
arm if used a lot in a short amount
of time.
While successfully finishing
games this season, Piche has cred-
ited the offense for being able to
produce runs a lot more recently
to help the Jayhawks get ahead and
create leads to come away with
wins. In the end, he likes to col-
laborate effort from the offense
and the pitching.
I think our sticks are getting
really hot right now, Piche said.
I like where the batters are going.
I think just small execution, just
pounding the zone with strikes
from our pitchers, I think well be
able to put up some good num-
Kahana will square off on
Tuesday against Iowa freshman
starting pitcher Calvin Mathews at
6 p.m. The Jayhawks and Hawkeyes
play in the series finale Wednesday
at 4 p.m. when Poppe goes head-
to-head with Iowa sophomore
starting pitcher Sasha Kuebel.
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Kelsey WeaVer/Kansan
The Jayhawks watch intently as the next teammate steps up to bat during their
game against Jackson state University at home on March 13, 2013, where they
won 11-0. The Jayhawks have an 18-12 record this season.
Thomas Taylors senior year
could not be drawn out any bet-
ter. Individually, Taylor has been
the brightest spot of the Jayhawks
this season.
The senior from Overland Park
is 3-0 in 2013. Behind his impres-
sive win-loss record, his numbers
are perfect for a senior pitcher
who is looking to catch the eye of
a professional baseball scout.
Its been fun to watch his matu-
rity and his development over the
five years that hes been here,
coach Ritch Price said. Hes really
blossomed into an outstanding
starter in this conference,
Taylor pitched a complete game
against Eastern Michigan last
month and came within an out
to pitch another full nine innings
against Oklahoma. Taylor is in the
top 10 in the conference in ERA,
innings pitched and strikeouts,
and is one of five pitchers to have
a shutout.
Price said
Taylors maturi-
ty has developed
since he came to
the University
in 2008. On the
field, Taylor
had to learn to
transform into a
better collegiate
When he first got here, he
couldnt spin the ball, Price said.
He had a knuckle-curve type
thing that wasnt very effective.
But hes improved his breaking
ball, and most importantly, hes
improved his command.
Senior third baseman Jordan
Dreiling came to Kansas the same
time as Taylor and has noticed a
lot of improvement in him as a
Hes been
working hard at
it for the last four
years, Dreiling
said. He can
make that pitch
when he needs
to make it. He
believes in him-
self. Every time
he goes out there, he believes he
should win, as well as we do.
This past Friday, Taylor started
sooner than usual on the week-
ends. The original Sunday starter
was ready for No. 19 Oklahoma
State and kept them quiet while
the offense generated runs in the
7-5 win.
Taylors ability to have a strong
outing has given the Jayhawks
good chemistry on the field and
in the dugout.
His job is not to go out there
and throw a no-hitter, said fresh-
man designated hitter Jacob
Boylan. Its to give us a chance to
win, and he does that every time
when he goes out on the field. Its
all about consistency. Hes been
really consistent all year and has
done a good job.
Taylor, who has an ERA of 1.84
on the year, is also leaving his
mark in Kansas history.
Before Fridays win, Taylor was
eighth in Kansas history in strike-
During Fridays game, he
struckout six batters and moved
to sixth all-time in strikeouts.
It feels awesome to have those
kinds of stats here at KU, Taylor
said. I didnt think about all that
when I came here. It didnt cross
my mind at all. Ive always loved
KU, and to be up there is just
While prepping at Blue Valley
West high school, Thomas went
through a lot of success and led
his team to a state championship
in 2007. Now, Taylor has compiled
a remarkable college career and is
hopeful he can carry that to the
next level.
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he can make that pitch

when he needs to make it.
he believes in himself.
JoRdan dReIlIng
senior third baseman
Kansan File Photo
Thomas Taylor, a senior pitcher from overland park, is one of the fve pitchers in the conference to have a shutout. both coaches and teammates have seen a noticeable growth in Taylors abilities.
elcome to Kansas basketballs
new reality show, Te Rio
Throughout the year, freshman guard
Rio Adams appeared all over websites
in GIFs of him dancing or eating imagi-
nary soup or cereal while on the Kansas
Now that the season is over, Adams
found a way to keep his show going
by announcing his decision to trans-
fer from the University on his Twitter
account on April 2 and move closer to
his home in Seattle.
That was supposed to be the season
Instead, Jayhawk nation received a
surprise part two of the final episode.
Last Thursday, Adams tweeted that
he would not be transferring from the
If only the final episode was that
Yesterday, Adams made it official on
his Twitter account that he will be leav-
ing the program.
Yes, the last decision is final.
While Adams time here was fun,
there are a few things to note.
When you turn 18, people recognize
you as an adult. You finally get the
chance to make your own decisions
like deciding to attend class or go enjoy
beautiful weather with friends.
No matter the choice, you make a
decision, and you live with it.
Though the situation was much big-
ger for Adams, this was exactly the case.
Once he announced his decision,
that should have been the finale. No
one was really shocked. Adams publicly
addressed his discontent with not play-
ing in a series of tweets right before the
Feb. 20 game at Oklahoma State.
In the end, Adams hurt his chances
by going back and forth on this decision.
Still, he has an opportunity to go else-
where and do very well.
Adams only scored 27 points in 24
games. He was behind a veteran back-
court combined with freshman guard
Ben McLemore.
Adams never had a chance to show
his abilities. Even next year, he probably
wouldnt have had a shot.
Though the 6-foot-3 combo guard has
athleticism, Kansas will have plenty of
guards to choose from next year.
Sophomore Naadir Tharpe returns
after a solid season as first guard off the
bench. Freshman Andrew White III
brings back his three-point shot. Even
though its highly unlikely, McLemore
could come back.
Mix in young talent with the veterans
and Kansas has plenty of options.
Wichita native Conner Frankamp hit
22 of 25 3-pointers in the final round
to win the third-annual American
Family Insurance High School 3-Point
Championship on Friday.
McDonalds All-American Wayne
Selden finished with 13 points on five-
of-seven shooting in 18 minutes during
the McDonalds All-American game.
Selden brings size and athleticism as a
shooting guard.
Adams would have competed, but
ultimately, he would still be unhappy
with the playing time.
Still, Adams gets the chance to shine
closer to home. He just made the deci-
sion much more interesting.
Adams voted himself off the island
that is Allen Fieldhouse, and now, Self
wont grant him a rose to return.
Good luck, Rio Adams. Whatever
program ends up with you, the team will
be lucky to have someone with enough
creativity to snack on imaginary cereal.
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More to
sports than
the game
Q: Where did Marshall Henderson go
to college before Ole Miss?
A: Utah, Texas Tech and South
Plains College before transferring to
Ole Miss this past season.

Im not going to put it in my head.

Sophomore slump? I was a sophomore
in college and raked. Why cant you
rake in the big leagues?
Bryce Harper on a
potential sophomore slump
Rob Gronkowski set the single-
season receiving yards record for
tight ends during the 2011 season
with 1,327.
fAct of thE DAY
QUotE of thE DAY
Players bring entertainment to sports
f sports were all about the action
between the lines, the monotony
would bore even the most die-hard
fan who lives and dies by his or her
favorite team. Thats why its important to
acknowledge and in this case rank
todays most entertaining athletes.

1. RoB GRonkowski
You might be envious of the success
the New England Patriots have had over
the past decade, or you might think Bill
Belichick is the most boring coach in
professional sports. Patriots tight end
Gronkowski turns these sentiments on
their heads.
Heres a guy whos not only an unbeliev-
able player, but also one of the funniest
people to ever pass through the NFL.
Sometimes these athletes seem like gods
to us normal people, but nothing bumps
someone down a couple pegs like get-
ting really drunk after losing the Super
Bowl and dancing like a madman in a
crowded night club (if you havent already
YouTubed this video, do it immediately.
Youll thank me later).
Gronk is everything a professional
athlete should be: entertaining, funny and
personable. When is the last time youve
seen Gronk sad? Well, you havent because
this guy always looks like he loves life.

2. BRyce HaRpeR
Is Bryce Harper entertaining? Thats
a clown question, bro (another YouTube
video you need to look up).
Washington Nationals center-fielder
Harper may draw ire from critics who say
he has a bad attitude and is immature, but
this is a 20-year old with a bright future
who has brought some much-needed
excitement to baseball. His play on the
field speaks for itself; its his attitude off
the field that has people buzzing. You
never know what this guy is going to do
next: hit a homerun or smash his bat to
the ground in anger.
People who complain baseball is too
boring should check out Harper and the
Nationals; it is a young, exciting team on
the verge of a World Series run.

3. MaRsHall HendeRson
Speaking of athletes who draw ire from
the critics, Ole Miss guard Henderson was
the most controversial and entertaining
figure of this college basketball season.
Theres a reason he was the main attrac-
tion during Ole Miss NCAA tournament
run: Hes a magnet for controversy and
excitement, whether he was throwing ice
at fans, taunting the Auburn crowd or
slapping the floor after hitting a shot.
Henderson may do some things that
rub you the wrong way, but you have
to respect his love for the game and the
passion he brings to the floor on every
possession. My favorite Henderson
moment this season was during the SEC
Tournament championship game when
he did the gator chomp in front of the
Florida fans after hitting a 3-pointer with
five minutes left. Who else is that cocky
with FIVE minutes left in the game? No
one, but Henderson has a mindset where
he believes his team will win every game
and he will make every shot.
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By Chris Shaeder
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Red Sox continue
opener winning streak
BOSTON Daniel Nava hit a
three-run homer, Clay Buchholz
pitched seven shutout innings and the
surprising Boston Red Sox won their
ninth straight home opener, 3-1 over
the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.
Nava broke open a scoreless duel
between Buchholz (2-0) and Wei-Yin
Chen (0-1) in the seventh inning with
his second homer in two days. He hit
an opposite-feld shot over the Green
Monster in left after Dustin Pedroia
singled and took third on a double by
Mike Napoli.
The Red Sox are off to a strong start
at 5-2 under new manager John Far-
rell. They fnished last in the AL East
last season with a 69-93 record under
Bobby Valentine, who was fred after
one season.
Buchholz gave up three hits and
three walks and struck out eight.
Last Wednesday he allowed one run
in seven innings in a 7-4 win over the
New York Yankees.
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Kansas pitcher named
Newcomer of the Week
The Big 12 named Kansas junior
relief pitcher Jordan Piche the confer-
ences Newcomer of the Week after he
recorded two saves in Kansas series
upset of Oklahoma State during the
Piche made four scoreless appear-
ances last week, earning three saves
with four hits and
one walk in 6 2/3
innings. The 6-foot-
1 right-hander
from Greeley, Colo.
transferred to Kan-
sas from Indian
Hills Community
College in Ottumwa, Iowa, this year.
Piche is the frst Jayhawk to receive
this honor since Kaiana Eldredge was
named Newcomer of the Week on May
16, 2011.
On the season, Piche is 4-1 with a
.59 ERA in 30 2/3 innings pitched. His
six saves lands him at second in the Big
12 in the category.
Kansas travels to Iowa City for a
two-game series against the Hawkeyes
starting today at 6 p.m. at Duane Banks
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Kansas (18-12, 5-4) Iowa (11-15, 2-7)
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The iowa Hawkeyes have struggled offensively this season, whilte the Jayhawks are looking to strengthen their pitching
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10 - Jordan Dreiling, Sr. 3 - Nick Roscetti, Fr.
Jayhawk defense crucial for victory against hawkeyes
Kansas has experienced some
switches in the lineup throughout the
season. There hasnt been a dominant
batter for Kansas this year. During the
series against Oklahoma state, fresh-
man designated hitter Jacob Boylan
and junior center felder Tucker Tharp
were able to escape their slumps and
help contribute.
in a non-conference two-game se-
ries, Kansas coach ritch Price still
wants Kansas his pitchers to come out
strong and give the team more energy
and optimism before hosting Texas later
this weekend. robert Kahana, a pitcher
usually used as a reliever, will start on
Tuesday as sophomore Drew Morovick
and junior Frank Duncan are expected
to come out of the bullpen.
Kansas currently has a .973 feld-
ing percentage while its opponents
combined this year are below at a
.961. Kansas has had issues fnding
consistency in limiting errors. when
the Jayhawks felding is good, the
outcome follows along. if its bad, the
Jayhawks end up having a long day.
The iowa Hawkeyes have been very
limited in their success on offense.
sophomore infelder Nick Day has the
only homerun for the Hawkeyes this
season while the team is hitting at
just .269. The lack of production on
offense spells success for Kansas
pitchers in this mid-week series.
Freshman Calvin Mathews has an
era of 5.06, while sophomore sasha
Kuebel has an era of 6.28 for the
season. iowa coach Jack Dahm wants
to hold onto his key weekend start-
ers for this non-conference matchup.
Mathews and Kuebel could run into
trouble, as Kansas has a good oppor-
tunity to burn up the scoreboard and
add a lot of hits this week.
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as good as most baseball teams. Their
current felding percentage stands at
.956, and they have struggled against
teams in the Big Ten. Facing a com-
petitive Big 12 team like Kansas rep-
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haps billions of dollars at stake, a
hearing Tuesday over concussion
litigation fled against the NFL
promises to be a contest between
legal lions.
About 4,200 former players have
sued the league. Some sufer from
dementia, depression, Alzheimers
disease and other neurological
problems. Others simply want
their health monitored.
And a small number, including
Ray Easterling and 12-time Pro
Bowler Junior Seau, committed
suicide afer long downward spi-
Te players lawyers accuse the
NFL of promoting violence in the
game and concealing known cog-
nitive risks from concussions and
other blows to the head. Tey hope
to keep the litigation in federal
court so they can use the discovery
process to access NFL fles and
see what the league knew when.
Te NFL failed to live up to
its responsibility: it negligently
heightened players exposure to
repeated head trauma and fraudu-
lently concealed the chronic brain
injuries that resulted, the players
lawyers wrote in their latest brief,
fled in January.
Te NFL, with $9.2 billion in
annual revenues, argues that the
complaints belong in arbitration
under terms of the collective bar-
gaining agreement. Te league in-
sists it has always followed the best
available science and made player
safety a top priority.
Te rule in our league is sim-
ple: Medical decisions override ev-
erything else, NFL Commissioner
Roger Goodell said in a speech last
month at the University of North
Te NFL will be represented
Tuesday by Paul Clement, a for-
mer U.S. solicitor general under
President George W. Bush who has
fought gay marriage, gun-control
measures and President Barack
Obamas state health care man-
dates before the Supreme Court.
Players lawyer David Frederick,
an Obama ally, has taken consum-
er protection fghts over investor
fees and prescription drug warn-
ings to the high court.
Senior U.S. District Judge Anita
B. Brody of Philadelphia will hear
the case and decide whether the
lawsuits stay in federal court or
are pre-empted by the collective
bargaining agreements. Scores of
related lawsuits around the coun-
try have been steered to her be-
cause she had been assigned the
2011 Easterling suit, the frst to be
If Brody sides with the play-
ers, she would then rule on some
broader issues, which are expected
to include hard-fought battles over
the science of concussions and
brain injuries, along with the play-
ers claims of fraud and negligence.
Te cases would then be returned
to their home states to resolve in-
dividual damage claims, based on
each players history.
If the NFL prevails, the players
must seek individual arbitration
awards. But no money is expected
to change hands for years while
the case plays out. Brodys ruling,
which could take months, is likely
to be appealed by the losing side.
CHICAGO Marco Estrada
pitched seven efective innings and
doubled home a run Monday, help-
ing the Milwaukee Brewers stop
a fve-game slide with a 7-4 vic-
tory over the Chicago Cubs in the
frst game of the season at Wrigley
With a strong wind blowing out
at the start of the game a rare
sight for an April date at the iconic
neighborhood ballpark Estrada
allowed two runs and fve hits while
bouncing back from a lackluster
season debut against Colorado. Te
right-hander also drove in Alex
Gonzalez with a drive into the gap
in right-center during Milwaukees
two-run seventh.
Norichika Aoki collected three
more hits and Ryan Braun had a
successful return to the lineup as
the Brewers won for the frst time
since opening day.
Aoki had a career-high four hits
in Milwaukees 8-7 loss to Arizona
on Sunday and is batting .588 (10
for 17) in his last four games.
Welington Castillo belted a two-
run homer for Chicago, which has
dropped four in a row and fve of
six. Edwin Jackson was hit hard in
his frst home game since he signed
a $52 million, four-year contract
over the winter, surrendering fve
runs and eight hits in six innings.
Te Cubs rallied for two runs in
the ninth and had the bases loaded
when Dave Sappelt struck out and
Starlin Castro few out to the warn-
ing track in right to end the game.
Braun, who missed Milwaukees
weekend sweep by Arizona due
to spasms on the right side of his
neck, went 3 for 4 with two doubles
before he was replaced by Logan
Schafer in the eighth inning. Te
2011 NL MVP has at least one hit
in each of his four games this sea-
It was Brauns frst road game
since his name surfaced in records
from the now-defunct Biogenesis
of America LLC clinic alleged to
have provided banned substances
to several players. Afer his name
was connected to the clinic, he is-
sued a statement in which he said
he used the clinics operator, An-
thony Bosch, as a consultant in ap-
pealing a positive drug test that was
overturned last year.
Braun was lustily booed by the
crowd of 40,083, but he is the best
player on one of Chicagos division
rivals. And the fans hardly seemed
to notice he was at the plate afer
they got done jeering struggling
reliever Carlos Marmol when he
came on to pitch the eighth.
Te day began with a tarp over
the infeld as showers rolled through
the area, but the grey clouds soon
gave way to sunshine for an unusu-
ally warm opener at the 99-year-
old ballpark. Hall of Famers Fergie
Jenkins and Billy Williams each
threw out a ceremonial frst pitch,
and Ernie Banks led the crowd in
the singing of the Take Me Out to
Te Ball Game during the seventh-
inning stretch.
As soon as Jenkins and Williams
lef the feld, the Brewers jumped
all over Jackson (0-2).
With runners on frst and second
and two down, Jonathan Lucroy
and Alex Gonzalez had consecutive
walks to force home a run. Martin
Maldonado then delivered a bases-
clearing double into the right-feld
corner, lifing Milwaukee to a 4-0
Te Brewers added another run
in the second when Aoki reached
on a leadof double and scored on
Brauns one-out double to center.
Tat was more than enough for
Estrada (1-0), who struck out six
and walked one. He was coming
of a no-decision against the Rock-
ies, when he allowed four runs and
nine hits in fve innings.
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to Brewers
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ATLANTA Luke Hancock
made all fve of his 3-pointers and
led Louisville to its frst NCAA
mens basketball championship
since 1986 with an 82-76 victory
over Michigan on Monday night.
Coach Rick Pitino added this ti-
tle to the one he won at Kentucky in
1996 and is the frst coach to win a
championship at two schools. Ear-
lier in the day, Pitino was elected
to the Naismith Memorial Hall of
Hancock scored 22 points and
Peyton Siva had 18 for the Cardi-
nals (35-5), who trailed by 12 late
in the frst half before rallying for
the schools third national title.
Trey Burke had 24 points for
Michigan (31-8), which was in the
fnal for the frst time since the Fab
Five led the Wolverines there in
1993. Little-used freshman Spike
Albrecht added 17 points.
But the celebration belonged
to the Cardinals, who added this
to a Sugar Bowl victory this year
and also have their womens team
in Tuesdays national fnal against
Chane Behanan scored nine
quick points early in the second
half to help Louisville take the lead
afer trailing by double digits.
Behanan fnished with 15 points
and 13 rebounds, including eight
on the ofensive glass.
Albrecht came in for Burke and
made his frst four 3-point attempts,
scoring all his points in the opening
half. Albrecht fnally missed with a
little more than 11 minutes lef; he
was still 9 for 10 from long range
for the tournament.
Hancock made all four of his
3-pointers to start a 14-1 run for
Louisville that briefy gave the
Cardinals a one-point lead late in
the frst half afer they trailed by
12. Michigans Glenn Robinson III
made two free throws with 2 sec-
onds lef to give the Wolverines the
lead at the half but Louisville led by
as many as fve early in the second.
Te Cardinals came in having
won six games this season afer
trailing by 10 or more, including
Saturday nights semifnals, when
they beat Wichita State 72-68 afer
also falling behind by 12.
It was a scintillating fnal act of
a season that has been more of a
grind, with scoring at its lowest
(67.49 points per team) since 1951-
52 and shooting at its worst (43.3
percent) since 1964-65.
Te 131.2-points-per-game av-
erage during March Madness is
the lowest since the 3-point line
was brought to the game in 1987,
though the teams had surpassed
that with 5:30 lef.
Sitting on the bench with the
Cardinals was sophomore guard
Kevin Ware, the teams inspiration
since snapping his tibia in the re-
gional fnal last weekend.
Needing a pickup without Ware,
Hancock led the scoring against
Wichita State. And rarely used
walk-on Tim Henderson made two
key 3-pointers during the come-
Pitino, meanwhile, was work-
ing the sideline hours afer being
chosen for the Naismith Memorial
Hall of Fame.
Russ Smith, the Louisville team
leader who Pitino has nicknamed
Russdiculous for some of his wild
and wildly efective antics on
the court, fnished with nine points
on 3-of-16 shooting.
Michigan topped Syracuse 61-
56 on Saturday despite an of night
from Burke, who fnished with only
seven points on 1-for-8 shooting.
Burke, a sophomore, seriously
considered leaving for the NBA af-
ter last season but decided he had
unfnished business lef in Ann Ar-
bor. He picked up the AP Player of
the Year award, among others, and
is now one victory away from the
ultimate prize in college hoops.
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Freshman guard Rio Adams is
no longer part of the Kansas bas-
ketball team.
Anrio and I met today and dis-
cussed his feelings and how they
have apparently changed, coach
Bill Self said in a statement. We
discussed every-
thing and talked
openly. Together
weve come to the
conclusion that
it is in his best
interest to pursue
other opportuni-
ties and go to a
place where he
has the chance to really impact a
program and, preferably, a school
that is closer to home. This will
allow him to redshirt and have
another year to work toward grad-
Adams stated his desire to
leave the program April 2, when
he tweeted, Im transferring to
another school and will be get-
ting released Tomorrow I love
this team no matter what!!! Ive
learned a lot here!!
Kansas granted Adams a release
from his scholarship on April 3,
but the following day he tweeted I
cant go I love my team too much
#KUCMB. A while later he fol-
lowed that with
Im not going
anywhere Im
a Jayhawk for
On Monday
a f t e r n o o n ,
Adams posted
on his Twitter
reiterating Self s statement.
The Seattle native appeared in
24 of 37 games, averaging 3.5 min-
utes per game and 1.1 points per
game. He scored a career-high
11 points in a blowout victory
against Texas Tech in the Big 12
Tournament quarterfinals.
Adams intends to transfer to
a school closer to home, but it is
unknown what school that will
be. ESPN ranked him the No. 26
shooting guard in his class last
year, and Rivals named him the
No. 98 overall recruit.
With Adams departure, Kansas
has two available scholarships for
next year, although that number
would become three if freshman
guard Ben McLemore declares for
the NBA Draft. He is scheduled
to meet with media members at
2:30 p.m. today, presumably to
announce his intentions for next
Kansas currently has five mem-
bers in its incoming recruiting
class: center Joel Embiid, guard
Conner Frankamp, wing Brannen
Greene, combo guard Wayne
Selden and point guard Frank
Mason. All but Mason are top-
100 recruits, according to ESPNs
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Geoffrey CalVerT
Rio Adams confrms
decision to transfer
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Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) pursues the ball against Louisville guard/forward Luke Hancock (11) during the frst half of the
NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game yesterday in Atlanta.
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The Louisville teams jumps on the bench against the Michigan during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament col-
lege basketball championship game yesterday in Atlanta. Louisville won 82-76.
Louisville defeats Michigan
for schools third national title
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I love this team no matter

what!!! Ive learned a lot
Freshman guard
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Santana pitched eight strong
innings, Alcides Escobar dou-
bled home the go-ahead run and
the Kansas City Royals rallied to
beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on
Monday in their home opener.
Santana (1-1), acquired from
the Los Angeles Angels on Oct.
31 for minor league left-hand-
er Brandon Sisk, gave up a run
and eight singles. He struck out
seven, walked one and hit a bat-
ter. Santana allowed only four
hits after the first inning, when
the Twins scored their lone run.
Twins right-hander Kevin
Correia (0-1) limited the Royals
to five singles and no runs
the first seven innings before
Lorenzo Cain doubled to right-
center to lead off the three-run
eighth. After Chris Getzs sacri-
fice bunt moved Cain to third,
Alex Gordon singled him home
to tie the score.
Escobars double scored
Gordon and knocked Correia
out of the game. Jared Burton
replaced Correia and gave up a
run-scoring single to Billy Butler,
who tied a club record with seven
RBIs Sunday at Philadelphia.
Aaron Crow worked the ninth
to earn his first save of the season
and only the third of his career
two coming against the Twins.
His previous save came July 21
against Minnesota. The Royals,
who have come from behind to
win three straight games, have
three saves from three different
pitchers this season.
Crow walked Chris Parmelee
with one out, but coaxed Brian
Dozier to bounce into a game-
ending double play.
Joe Mauer scored on Ryan
Doumits two-out single in the
first for the only Minnesota run.
It was the first game this season
in which the Twins got scored
first after being outscored 9-1 in
the first two innings in their first
six games.
The Twins bunched four
singles in the first inning, but
managed just the one run after
Doumit ended the inning by
being thrown out scrambling to
get back to second base after
Justin Morneau stopped at third
on Trevor Ploufees single.
TRENTON, N.J. Rutgers of-
fcials are scrutinizing practice
videos of all sports to see if any
coach engaged in behavior like
the type that cost mens basket-
ball coach Mike Rice his job, the
university president announced
Monday. Te inquiry into Rice
and how university ofcials re-
sponded is also going deeper as
the school announced that it plans
to hire a consultant to conduct an
independent review.
University President Robert
Barchi, speaking Monday dur-
ing a town hall meeting on the
schools Newark campus, said that
he wants any instances of bullying
or homophobic language to be re-
ported immediately.
He also reiterated that he wished
he had viewed the video where
Rice whom
Gov. Chris Chris-
tie on Monday
called an animal
shoved players
and called them
gay slurs when it
frst surfaced in
November, say-
ing he would have
fred Rice then.
Rice was fred
last week only afer the video be-
came public. Athletic Director
Tim Pernetti, an assistant bas-
ketball coach and the universitys
top lawyer also resigned last week,
while some Rutgers faculty mem-
bers and others called for Barchi
to step down, too.
Meanwhile, Christie on Monday
defended Barchis performance
while blasting Rices behavior.
He also criticized the reaction of
those who knew about it and did
not fre the coach months ago,
when the video was given to uni-
versity ofcials and viewed by
at least Athletic Director Tim
Pernetti, university interim coun-
sel John Wolf and Mark Hersh-
horn, the chairman of the univer-
sity Board of Governors athletics
Tey were wrong not to come
to the conclusion that Coach Rice
needed to be fred immediately,
Christie said at a news confer-
Hershorns lawyer, Jennifer Jo-
seph, said the governor is wrong
about Hershorn. Hershorn im-
mediately called for Rice to be
fred afer he saw the video in De-
cember, she said, declining to say
where he made the recommenda-
While the governor had issued
statements previously, it was the
frst time Christie took questions
about the scandal at the states
fagship public university. Te Re-
publican governor added that had
he been aware of the issues earlier
he would have used his power of
persuasion to try to get Rice fred
He said he viewed the video not
only as a governor but as the fa-
ther of a college athlete. His son
Andrew plays baseball at Princ-
Youre talking about kids be-
ing miserably treated by the guy
who determined whether they
keep their scholarship or not,
Christie said. He said the video
cost the coach
his credibil-
ity with young
athletes and
their families.
What par-
ent would let
this animal
back into their
living room to
try to recruit
their son afer
this video? he said.
Christie said it was a mistake
for Barchi, who took ofce in Sep-
tember, not to watch the video last
year when he frst was told about
it. But he said leaders of large or-
ganizations must delegate some
matters and that the mistake was
not a fring ofense.
It was Pernettis job to know
what the coach was doing, Chris-
tie said. According to a settlement
the university provided to Te As-
sociated Press on Monday, Pernet-
ti is receiving $1.25 million as he
departs, along with perks ranging
from health insurance for more
than two years to a $12,000 an-
nual car allowance until next year
and his university-issued iPad.
Rutgers announced Monday
that it was commissioning an in-
dependent review of Rices con-
duct and the way the university
responded to it. Te board of gov-
ernors will meet Tursday to dis-
cuss that.
Also Monday, board chairman
Ralph Izzo said that one board
member Hershhorn had
seen the video in December and
that it was not shown to other
members. Te topic of the coachs
conduct was discussed at a com-
mittee meeting in December, but
it was not discussed at the whole-
board meeting that month.
Joseph, Hershorns lawyer, said
he voiced his concerns about what
he believed was abusive and de-
meaning behavior quickly, re-
sponsibly and diligently.
Before hearing Hershorns ac-
count, state Senate President Ste-
phen Sweeney called on the board
member to resign. Any trustee or
member of the board of governors
who witnessed the tape at any
point before it was publicly aired,
and took no action, should be re-
moved or resign immediately, he
said in a statement.
Te scandal has prompted the
FBI to investigate whether a for-
mer Rutgers basketball employee
asked for money from Rutgers in
exchange for not taking the videos
public, a person familiar with the
investigation told Te Associated
Press on Sunday.
Asked about the FBI inquiry on
Monday, Barchi said the agency
wasnt called but came on their
As the investigations mount,
Christie said he did not believe
that state lawmakers should have
an inquiry of their own, saying
Rutgers is investigating and that
holding hearings would con-
tinue reputational damage to the
Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver,
who has called for hearings said
the taxpayers, students, faculty,
administrators, parents, alumni
and other constituents deserve to
know what happened.
Meanwhile, Rutgers is turning
to former dean Carl Kirschner to
run its athletic department on an
interim basis while it conducts a
search for someone to take the job
Its the second time that Kirsch-
ner will run the program. He took
over at the start of 2009 afer Rob-
ert Mulcahy was fred, and held
the role for four months, stepping
down when Pernetti took over.
JUNEAU, Alaska Two Juneau
football coaches have been placed
on administrative leave while
police and state officials investigate
whether a coach punched a player
and knocked him unconscious
during a boxing match held last
year during an out-of-state football
One piece of evidence police
are looking at is grainy video that
appears to show the incident. It
was posted on
YouTube but
has since been
removed by the
website as a vio-
lation of its anti-
bullying policy.
The video
showed a boxing
match with two
people wear-
ing gloves. The
smaller boxer
was hit in the face. After turn-
ing away, the smaller boxer was
punched from behind and floored
as those watching cheered. Its not
clear who shot the video.
The boys father tells the Juneau
Empire he was provided a copy of
the video by Juneau police after
he learned of its existence from
Thunder Mountain principal Dan
Larson. The Associated Press is
not identifying anyone the father
or son because the boy is a minor
who might be the victim of a
crime. Attempts to reach the father
Monday were not immediately suc-
Juneau School District admin-
istrators on Sunday said they just
found out about the incident that
occurred last summer when the
team traveled to Oregon for a foot-
ball camp. They said they have
turned the matter over to the Juneau
Police Department and filed a
report with the Office of Childrens
We are deeply
concerned about
these allegations
and the details
that are emerg-
ing regarding
this incident,
Glenn Gelbrich
said in a state-
ment. We are
concerned further
that this incident went unreported
for nearly nine months. The Juneau
School District has higher expecta-
tions of our staff and coaches who
we entrust with our students.?
The school district has not iden-
tified the coaches on leave.
Juneau Police Department Sgt.
Chris Burke told the Empire that
school administrators filed a com-
plaint with the department and
made them aware of the video.
He didnt immediately return calls
from the AP on Monday.
It is true and it ais being inves-
tigated, Burke told the newspaper.
It is currently an active investiga-
tion. Once we have all of our inter-
views down and completed every-
thing, and documented our facts,
if there is a violation of the law,
then we will make a recommenda-
tion to either the district attorney
and/or the city attorney depending
on what charges or what level of
charges are appropriate.
Thunder Mountain head foot-
ball coach Bill Byouer was on the
Oregon trip but said he was not
aware of any video. He heard about
it, he said, from a Juneau Empire
I think that what we have is a
set of allegations that, if true, are
very disturbing and that would not
meet our expectations, Gelbrich
told the Empire. But what we have
to do is we have to establish what
the facts are. We certainly have
been told how people characterize
what went on there and, if that is
true, than obviously we are very
disturbed by that.
Gelbrich said once school offi-
cials have established the facts in
the case, well take the appropriate
action. If these things are true than
obviously we have some pretty seri-
ous work to do.
mlb nation
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minnesota twins Pedro Florimon beats the tag by Kansas city Royals frst baseman Eric Hosmer during an attempted pick
off during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas city, mo., yesterday.
Pitching helps Royals beat
twins in home opener, 3-1
Rices departure brings forth
more Rutgers investigations
crowd disperses as St. louis
falls to cincinnati, 13-4
Police investigating if
coaches hit student
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We are deeply concerned

about these allegations
and the details that are
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What parents would let

this animal back into their
living room to try to recruit
their son after this video?
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ST. LOUIS Brandon Phillips
kick-started a nine-run ninth
inning with a tiebreaking bloop
double and Shin-Soo Choo made
amends for two botched fly balls
with a three-run double, and the
Cincinnati Reds spoiled the St.
Louis Cardinals home opener
with a 13-4 victory on Monday.
Mitchell Boggs (0-1), the stand-
in closer for St. Louis, yielded six
runs while getting only one out
and the Cardinals needed four
more pitchers to get out of the
inning. Only a few thousand fans
remained of the largest regular-
season crowd of 47,375 for the
bottom of the ninth in 8-year-old
Busch Stadium history.
The defending NL Central
champions Cardinals held a trib-
ute for Stan Musial before the
Phillips added his 150th career
homer for the Reds, who have won
six of seven since losing in extra
innings to the Angels on open-
ing day and totaled 11 or more
hits the last four games. Jay Bruce
had four hits and Chris Heisey
doubled twice with an RBI.
Sam LeCure (1-0) pitched an
inning for the win.
Cardinals lefty Jamie Garcia
matched his career best with 10
strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings and
left with a 4-3 lead. Yadier Molina
hit both of the fly balls dropped
by Choo in the first and sixth, and
added an RBI single.
Pinch-hitter Xavier Paul tied it
in the eighth with an RBI single
off Trevor Rosenthal before the
Reds took off in the ninth with six
hits, five walks and an error. The
Cardinals last surrendered nine
runs in the ninth in a 12-9 loss at
Colorado July 6, 2010.
Prior to the game, Musials four
children unveiled an oversized red
No. 6, the Hall of Famers retired
jersey number, on the wall in left-
center. The decal matches memo-
rial patches worn on the teams
uniform sleeves.
Reds players stood on the top
dugout steps as the Cardinals
paraded around the warning track
in flat-bed trucks, and manager
Dusty Baker gave a hug to Hall of
Famer Ozzie Smith.
Choo entered the season with
652 games of outfield experience
but only 10 in center, and all
155 games with the Indians last
year as the right fielder. Two runs
scored in the first when Choo
twice juggled Molinas fly ball after
backtracking, and Matt Holliday
scored from first to put the
Cardinals up 4-2 in the sixth when
the ball popped out on Choo, per-
haps fighting the sun.
Reds starter Mat Latos allowed
one earned run in six innings,
shaving his ERA to 10.23 in five
career starts at Busch to 10.23.
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cincinnati Reds chris Heisey, bottom, is tagged out at home by St. louis
cardinals catcher Yadier molina while trying to score during the fourth inning of
a baseball game yesterday in St. louis.
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