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Members of Ask Big Questions engage in a discussion at KU Hillel. The group hopes to connect the campus community throgh big life questions.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little sits down for an interview Monday. She discussed the effects student loans rates will have on campus.
KU Hillel promotes campus conversation with new program.
A good discussion can form
organically, but sometimes it needs
a bit of help to get rolling. “Ask
Big Questions,” a new program at
campus Jewish organization KU
Hillel, is intended to give those
conversations a push and keep
them rolling all year long.
Te program got its start one
spring afernoon at Hillel as
University juniors Gabi Guillory
and Ben Davis were discussing
Guillory’s qualms about
traditional dating with Senior
Jewish Educator Rabbi Neal
Schuster. Afer this spontaneous
conversation, Guillory and Davis
had the idea to start a student-lead
discussion group through Hillel
about various thought-provoking
topics. Tey wanted to make
these conversations happen more
frequently, and on purpose.
“I saw the gap between the
religious and social aspects of
Hillel,” Davis said. “I was frustrated
and wanted to fnd something that
was in the middle.”
“Ask Big Questions” is a
national initiative, and through
funding from Hillel’s national
organization, eight interns have
been hired to reach out to students
through digital media and
social networking. Tey want to
encourage them to join frequent
conversations that “really make
people think,” Davis said.
According to Davis, the
discussions that take place at
“Ask Big Questions” are not
controversial topics that cause
heated debate.
“A ‘big question’ is one that is
relatable to everyone; no one is
excluded by these questions, and
they can be discussed without
being debated,” Davis said.
“Tey exist on a spectrum and
are not black and white. Tere
are diferent perspectives, and
everybody will have [one].”
Guillory said “Ask Big Questions”
gives students of all diferent
backgrounds an opportunity to
express their opinions and engage
in intellectually stimulating
conversation outside of the
“Tese discussions are for
anyone,” Guillory said. “Tere is
no knowledge base needed, no
facts and statistics need to have
been previously acquired, and no
qualifcations. Anyone can join in,
and that’s our aim.”
Schuster said that while some
students may have reservations
about attending because Hillel is a
religion-based group, they should
have no concerns about a hidden
“Tese conversations are about
big things in life that relate to
everyone, not just Jews,” Schuster
said. “If we can get people around
campus talking about the same
big question in lots of little
conversations here and there, that
creates a connection and a sense
of community. People connecting
over profound ideas; to me that
makes our campus and, ultimately,
our world, a richer place.”
In addition to hosting numerous
small-group conversations
throughout the year, “Ask Big
Questions” plans to run two
campus-wide campaigns. Tese
will most likely include some
presence on Wescoe Beach, and
utilize digital media and social
networking. Te group has a
lot of creative ideas in mind for
campaigns, but until dates are
solidifed students can follow @
ABQKU on Twitter for more
“Ask Big Questions” encourages
students to think about the “big
questions” they might have, and
to discuss them among friends,
whether over a cup of cofee or
through an organized meeting.
Te big question for this month
is, “Where is home for you?” Start
— Edited by Duncan McHenry
One Lawrence bar is allowing
customers to relive the glory days
of their youth through classic video
game systems.
Te Burger Stand at Te Casbah
on 8th and Massachusetts Streets
hosts Gamer Nights every Tuesday,
where patrons can relax and play
games on old systems like the Sega
and Super Nintendo, or participate
in competitive tournaments with
In addition to old systems, Te
Burger Stand ofers newer games
on the Xbox 360, but bartender
Paul Smith said people come for
the games they played as a kid.
“Most people like to play the
vintage stuf,” Smith said. “Te
Nintendo 64 is probably the most
played because it’s just such a good
party system and it has so many
awesome four-player games like
Mario Kart.”
Gamer Night started about a
year ago afer Smith collaborated
with Burger Stand manager Chris
Hofman. Te two were looking
for a way to bring more customers
to their downstairs bar, and Smith
realized he and the rest of the staf
owned enough video game systems
to make the startup cost for the
event a non factor. From there, the
staf began taking small amounts of
money out of their tips to add more
games to the collection.
Te event has grown in popularity
over the past year and tournaments
have even had to be capped at 40
participants, but its success has not
come as a surprise to Smith.
“Being a huge gamer myself, I’m
not shocked this is popular because
video games are awesome,” Smith
said. “Everybody loves Mario Kart
for good reason, because it’s really
nostalgic and it’s quality fun.”
Alex Pimentel, a Lawrence resi-
dent and University graduate, is a
regular at Gamer Night, and said
it ofers the same joy he got from
video games as a child.
“I grew up playing all of these
games, and it’s a wonderful little
splash of nostalgia,” Pimentel said.
“It’s a lot like the parties you would
have when you were a kid, but in-
stead of juice and candy, now I have
a beer and a burger.”
Participants in the tournament
can win prizes like Burger Stand
gif cards and T-shirts, but Pimen-
tel said it’s really the opportunity to
meet other gamers that brings peo-
ple in, not the prizes.
“Everything that’s plugged in
right now, it’s something you can
play with friends,” Pimentel said.
“I’ve gotten to know a lot of peo-
ple that regularly come because of
that. I remember when I was a little
kid, sitting at the Nintendo playing
‘Punch Out’ and just taking turns
when somebody loses, and that’s
exactly what this is.”
Te Burger Stand ofers brack-
et-style tournaments most weeks
with single-player games like “Ma-
rio Kart” and “007 Golden Eye,”
and team games like “Super Smash
Brothers”. Smith said he also hopes
to start bringing more variety, such
as a Wii Sports Triathlon event, to
future tournaments.
Danielle Bolle, a Lawrence res-
ident, has only been attending
Gamer Night for a few weeks, and
said the opportunity to play games
she normally can’t attracted her.
“I play a good amount of games
on my own time, but not the old,
classic stuf they have here, which
is really cool,” Bolle said. “I mean,
I’m playing ‘Battletoads’ right now,
which is just amazing because it’s
basically my childhood.”
Gamer Night is free, restricted to
those aged 21 and over and begins
at 8 p.m. every Tuesday.
— Edited by Duncan McHenry
Burger Stand offers
classic video games
Students relax and enjoy retro video games at the downstairs bar of the Burger
Stand. Gamer Nights is every Tuesday.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Lit-
tle addressed topics afecting the
university on a national and state
level on Monday, including recent
changes made to student loan rates
and higher education funding in
Before their August recess, Con-
gress passed a law that separates
student loan rates from their fxed
rate and allows them to operate in
a market-based system. Te loan
rates are tied to 10-year Treasury
Notes, which means loan rates for
undergraduates lower to 3.9 per-
cent, but these rates will fuctuate
each year. Gray-Little said even
though the short-term efects of
the law may be positive, it could
actually hurt
students in the
“I suspect in
the long-term
it’s going to
mean higher in-
terest rates for
students, which
will mean the
cost of borrow-
ing money is
more and the
burden of borrowing will be great-
er,” Gray-Little said. “Right now
interest rates are more modest, so
it’s not as much of a concern. But I
think it means that you don’t have
any guarantee about the rate of in-
terest and that’s a concern because
it could be much
higher in the fu-
Gr a y - Li t t l e
also discussed
the Kansas legis-
lature’s approval
of a $44 million
cut in funding
to universities
over two years.
Under that bud-
get, the Law-
rence campus will lose $5.3 million
and the University of Kansas Med-
ical Center will lose $8.3 million.
Te Chancellor said to make up
for that shortfall, the university
will be hiring less faculty in cer-
tain departments at the Lawrence
campus. She also said the medical
center and nursing school will see
a decrease in enrollment and a dis-
continuation of certain programs.
She added that the efects might
not be immediately evident to stu-
dents, but that does not make them
any less painful.
“Te losses on the Lawrence cam-
pus will be less obvious because
it’s not doing something that we
would have otherwise done — that
is we’re not hiring as many faculty,”
she said. “By contrast, our goal is to
increase the number of faculty in
Chancellor speaks about student loan
rates, higher education funding cuts

“I suspect in the long-term
it’s going to mean higher
interest rates for students.
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What: Study Abroad Fair
When: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Kansas Union, 4th Floor
About: Programs table and
coordinators talk one-on-one with
students interested in studying
What: SUA Presents: Open Mic Night
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Kansas Union, Alderson
About: An entertainment contest for
a cash prize open to students
What: Volunteer Fair
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Kansas Union, 4th Floor
About: Volunteer clubs and local programs
table in the lobby to give information on
volunteer opportunities
What: Queering the Bible
When: 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: ECM Center, Main Floor
About: A presentation by Rev. Dwight Welch
on being Christian and challenging social
Cost: Small donation requested for 6:30
p.m. dinner
What: The Role of Islam in Post 9/11 America
When: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
About: A lecture by Arsalan Iftikhar, interna-
tional human rights lawyer and author
What: Sexy Science
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Tere is a new color of trafc
light at the intersections of 23rd
and Iowa and 23rd and Louisiana
streets. But it does not mean driv-
ers have to do anything diferent-
ly—except be more cautious.
Tese small blue lights fxed
above the regular trafc colors
help police ofcers determine if a
driver passes through a red light.
Te light does not contain sen-
sors or cameras, but simply turns
on with the red stoplight. Tis
allows police ofcers to determine
if a light is red from any vantage
point in the intersection.
Te new tool will potentially in-
crease the enforcement of red light
violators, according to Sergeant
Trent McKinley, spokesperson for
the Lawrence Police Department.
“We can park in an area where
we can see the blue light, and
merge into trafc to stop the vio-
lator,” McKinley said.
Tis is easier than crossing
through a red light to pull over a
driver, McKinley said. He also said
the blue lights could cause drivers
to be more careful.
“You see a lot more people hit-
ting the breaks,” McKinley said.
'”Maybe they would be more
careful about running the so-
called yellow light.”
Eric Fitzsimmons, a post-doc-
toral researcher at the University
Transportation Research Insti-
tute was a key developer of the
blue-light project. Te project is
funded by the Kansas Depart-
ment of Transportation and the
Mid-America Transportation
Center at the University of Ne-
braska-Lincoln. It includes two
intersections in Lawrence and
two in Overland Park, Fitzsim-
mons said.
Te two intersections chosen
for the project, which are inter-
sections with frequent red-light
running, were selected by the
city, Lawrence Police Depart-
ment and Fitzsimmons’ research
“Ultimately, this project is de-
signed to help the city in hope-
fully reducing the number of
serious intersection crashes that
result from someone running a
red light,” Fitzsimmons said.
Trenton Corcoran, a senior from
Ottawa, thought at frst that those
blue lights were to illuminate sig-
nage beside the trafc lights at
He is not concerned with the new
trafc additions because he does
not think that driving through red
lights is a problem in Lawrence.
“I guess I’m impartial,” Corcoran
said. “I’ve lived in Lawrence two
years now and I don’t see a lot of
red light running.”
According to Fitzsimmons, stu-
dents and staf should not be con-
cerned with the new lights, espe-
cially if they do not run red lights,
Fitzsimmons said.
“If you see a yellow light and
don’t think you can make it safe-
ly through the intersection, come
to a stop and wait,” Fitzsimmons
said. “It’s only 60 to 90 seconds—
but we all know it feels like forev-
er—but you could be saving a life.”
—Edited by Heather Nelson
Because of an editing error, Monday’s
article about the Topeka City Council’s
hearing of a gay rights proposal was
published with an incorrect byline.
Ashleigh Tidwell wrote the story, not
Cody Kuiper.
Robert Steven Kaplan, a KU
graduate and author of “What
You’re Really Meant to Do,” pre-
sented a lecture about personal
achievement last night at the Lied
Center. In his book, Kaplan takes
common questions such as “what
does it mean to be ‘successful?”
and “how do you achieve your
dreams?” and addresses them at a
unique, individual level.
Like the book, Kaplan’s lecture
focused on how success can be
measured diferently for each per-
son, and how to discover one’s self
rather than achieve the world’s
view of success. Kaplan said his
lecture is adaptable to any age
group, as he typically sizes up
the audience to establish his ap-
“When I talk to an older group
of CEOs I focus more on leader-
ship and commitment,” Kaplan
said. “With younger groups I talk
about fnding yourself, visions,
priorities, relationships and po-
Kaplan’s theory on how to be
successful is to know one’s own
strengths, passions and story, and
to understand the efects of trau-
mas and failures. According to
Kaplan, one must frst act on their
beliefs with courage and interper-
sonal skills, and then fnd a way
to add value to the world around
“People can’t think ‘what’s in it
for me?’” Kaplan said. “Even if it
is for money, the money will come
as a result of adding value to oth-
Te lecture was put on by the
School of Business as part of its
Anderson W. Chandler Lecture
Series, but Kaplan emphasized
that the lecture was not about
business at all. Instead, he said it
could be helpful to anyone.
According to a School of Busi-
ness press release, afer his under-
graduate years at the University,
Kaplan graduated with a Mas-
ters of Business Administration
from Harvard. He has since held
a number of positions, including
head of Asia-Pacifc Investment
Banking, global co-head of the
Investment Banking Division at
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and
positions on the fnancial markets
of the Federal Reserve Bank of
New York.
Kaplan currently works at the
Harvard Business School as the
Martin Marshall Professor of
Management Practice, and serves
as senior associate dean.
—Edited by Duncan McHenry
Blue traffc light causes drivers to be cautious
The new lights found at 23rd and Iowa Streets and 23rd and Louisiana Streets will help enforce red light violations. The lights
do not contain censors or cameras.
Accomplished alumnus
presents business lecture
KU offers study abroad programs
in over 75 countries. Check out the
Study Abroad Fair today in the KS
Union from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A 35-year-old male was
arrested yesterday on the
1700 block of 24th Street
on suspicion of violating a
protective order. No bond was
A 22-year-old female was
arrested Sunday on the 700
block of Indiana Street on
suspicion of operating a
vehicle under the infuence and
no insurance. A $600 bond was
A 29-year-old male was
arrested Sunday on the 1700
block of Lincoln Street on
suspicion of domestic battery
and criminal damage to
property. No bond was posted.
A 44-year-old male was
arrested Sunday on the
3000 block of Rimrock Drive
on suspicion of violating a
protective order. No bond was
— Kaitlyn Klein
Information based on the
Douglas County Sheriff’s
Offce booking recap.

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Free Food: something desired by
all college students during their
days on campus thanks to the
Twitter account @FreeFoodAtKU.
Periodically, the account will
tweet out events and opportunities
where followers can fnd free food
on campus. It has proven quite
popular, given the content of the
“I think it’s useful. I mean, when
I’m on campus and I see they
tweet something, I get free food,”
said Amy Melby, a junior from
Melby also said that thanks to a
re-tweet from the account she won
a gif certifcate for free food from
Cupcake Construction Company.
Alek Joyce, a senior from Law-
rence, is one of the founders of the
account. He stated that the idea for
the account came two years ago
while he was working in the sum-
mer at Student Senate along with
co-founder Kris Velasco. During
that time, both of them realized
that the university ofered many
opportunities for free food, but
lacked a central source to fnd it
all, so they started an account to
fll that need.
Since then, Velasco has grad-
uated and Joyce is the primary
administrator of the account.
Te account has more than 3,000
followers and includes mentions
from places such as the Lawrence
Journal-World for a “must follow”
Joyce is responsive to followers of
the account and vice-versa. From
time-to-time followers will ask
some form of the question, “Where
can I fnd free food?” @FreeFoo-
dAtKU will reply or ask followers
for help. Emily Poppe, a senior
from Omaha, Neb., has reached
out to the account before.
“Te Alumni Association had
their free food last week, and I
went there, and I knew about it be-
cause of him,” Poppe said.
Poppe is also an Assistant Direc-
tor of the Culinary Committee on
SUA, and stated that the account
sometimes helps to publicize their
events by re-tweeting SUA events
on the Free Food account.
Besides gaining positive feedback
from students and student groups,
University entities such as KU Li-
braries also like the Free Food ac-
Katie Cofman, Communica-
tions Coordinator, in charge of
the KU Libraries’ Twitter account,
tweeted at Free Food for several
food-related library events, such as
the Anschutz Open House.
“I just thought it would a good
way to attract attention to our
events that have free food,” Cof-
man said.
While she wasn’t sure if promo-
tion on the account helped with
turnout at Anschutz’s event, 800
total pieces of pizza were distrib-
In addition to campus-related
free food options, the account
occasionally publicizes free food
oferings from local restaurants
as well. Tey tweeted about Hot
Box Cookies ofering free samples
during the frst week of school on
Wescoe Beach, but the company
manager in Lawrence was un-
sure how much impact resulted
solely from the publicity from @
Joyce’s time at the university
ends with his graduation in May,
which has forced him to give some
thoughts to a successor. He isn’t
very far into the selection process,
and is trying to decide between
asking somebody he already knows
and accepting possible candidates
through an interview process.
Joyce plans to be very selective in
a possible successor.
“Tis has been a baby of mine
this whole time at campus. It’s
probably my favorite accomplish-
ment on campus thus far.”
Twitter account alerts
students of free food
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Police
are seeing a troubling rise in the
number of drug-related home in-
vasions committed in Lawrence,
especially against young people
who are considered easy targets.
At least fve home invasions
have been reported in Lawrence
since December, but police think
the true number is much higher
but that many victims don't want
to report them to police. And
the break-ins involve guns more
ofen than they did in the past,
Te Lawrence Journal-World re-
"It is a regular occurrence,"
said police spokesman Sgt. Trent
McKinley. "It didn't used to hap-
pen with that much frequency,
and you're seeing, more and
more, frearms being used. Tat's
Ofen the victims are drug deal-
ers — college-age youths selling
marijuana from their homes —
police said. Some victims have
been beaten, others have been
shot and killed.
In some cases, the criminals
have forced their way into a
home afer their intended target
has moved away, leaving them
to terrorize the current residents
who don't have drugs or cash to
give up.
So far this year, nobody has
been shot in any of the home
invasions. In December, one of
three men accused of invading
a home was accidentally shot
while he and an accomplice tried
to kick in a door. Connor McK-
enzie Mayhan, 21, of Olathe, tes-
tifed in court that the target of
the robbery was $30,000 in drug
While such robberies have been
happening for a long time within
the illicit drug trade, law enforce-
ment ofcers said it appears to
be a problem in Lawrence more
than in other cities. For instance,
in Overland Park police count-
ed only one or two drug-related
home robberies in a year.
Police and prosecutors have
complained of an increase in
drug-fueled home invasions
before. In 2011, they identifed
six drug-related home robber-
ies over the previous two years,
while in 2008, they counted four,
including one that resulted in a
double homicide.
In that case, two teenagers went
to the home of Roland Klundt,
a 20-year-old Baker Universi-
ty student, to rob him of drugs
and money. Klundt was armed,
though, and shot and killed one
of the teens. Te other teenager,
Kellam Jones, who was 16 at the
time, killed Klundt with a rife.
Jones was convicted of murder
and is serving a 14-year prison
sentence in El Dorado. He will be
eligible for parole in June 2020.
"We certainly want to impress
upon young people how dan-
gerous this can be," said Doug-
las County District Attorney
Charles Branson.
While some may view marijua-
na as less harmful than other ille-
gal drugs, he said, being involved
in large quantities of drugs and
cash has gotten people killed.
"Tey're putting their lives at
risk, their friends' lives at risk,
and, of course, their property" at
risk, he said.
on Twitter
Drug-related home robberies incease locally

“It didn’t used to happen
with that much frequency,
and you’re seeing, more
and more, frearms being
used. That’s disturbing.”
Lawrence police offcer
relation to the number of students,
and that cut makes it a lot harder.”
Gray-Little says the budget cuts
could cause an even bigger loss than
the initial $5.3 million, as it could
discourage people from donating to
the university.
“I don’t think it helps our fundrais-
ing when we get budget cuts,” she
said. “Donors don’t like to see their
funds go to make up for holes, they
like to see their money go to expand
or increase the quality or something
like that, so I don’t expect donors to
come in and say, ‘We’ll fll in for fac-
ulty donations the state didn’t give.’”
Issues involving higher educa-
tion such as student loan rates and
budget cuts were a contentious po-
litical topic over the summer, and
Gray-Little thinks the decisions that
were made regarding them are a
result of a disconnect between rep-
resentatives and their constituency.
“It makes me wonder about how
much the general population, the
students and their parents out in the
diferent communities where the
legislators come from, to what ex-
tent do legislators know that those
families want them to support high-
er education?” she said. “I hope that
message will be carried forward by
people other than me, because if I
go to the legislator they know why
I’m there and what I represent, so
I think it’s a message that needs to
come from the people who the leg-
islators represent as well.”
— Edited by Heather Nelson
ruits, vegetables, nuts and
seeds disappear from your
diet. Prices of dairy prod-
ucts skyrocket. Blue jeans, towels,
mattresses and shoelaces are
distant memories. If any of these
statements sound unpleasant,
then you should care about the
future of bees.
Honeybee populations are
steadily declining mainly due to
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
Te USDA states that the cause
is still unknown to researchers.
According to the USDA, the total
number of managed honeybee
colonies has decreased from 5
million in the 1940s to only 2.5
million today. In October 2006,
beekeepers began to report a 30 to
90 percent decline in populations.
In most CCD-afected hives,
Varroa mites (a virus-transmit-
ting parasite of honey bees) have
been found. Other research seems
to blame the use of agricultural
I’ll be honest, when I frst heard
about the diminishing bee pop-
ulations, I wasn’t automatically
inspired to take action. With the
ever-rising number of endangered
species, caring about a stinging
insect is more difcult than feel-
ing sorry for an adorable baby po-
lar bear slowly losing its habitat. It
wasn’t until I did further research
that I realized how essential bees
are to our lifestyle and how they
really do deserve our attention
and conservation eforts.
Although the opening scenarios
may have seemed a little dramat-
ic, there is a logical progression
to why our beloved foods and
household staples will disappear
along with the bees. Dina Spector,
in “What Our World Would
Look Like Without Honeybees,”
illustrates the progression with
thorough explanations and chill-
ing pictures.
To summarize the chain of
events described in Spector’s
article, without pollination, whole
harvests of fruits, vegetables and
nuts would fail. For example,
almonds are primarily produced
by managed honeybee colonies
(without bees, almond production
would be reduced to less than 1/6
the normal value). Almond shells
are ground and used to feed cows.
Without bees to help produce
more almonds, cows become mal-
nourished. Malnourished cows
produce less milk, therefore in-
creasing prices of dairy products.
Cotton depends directly on bee
pollination, and without bees all
cotton production would cease.
Honeylove.org also emphasizes
how much our society relies on
bees. Bees pollinate 80 percent of
the world’s plants, including 90
diferent food crops. Tis basically
means that 1 out of every three or
four bites of food we eat is thanks
to bees. Also, the honeybee is
responsible for $15 billion in U.S.
agricultural crops each year.
So how can we save the bees?
An easy frst step would be
to never kill a bee out of fear.
According to Justfood.org, the
chances that someone will be hit
by a car is 59.3% more likely than
a severe reaction from the sting of
any one insect in a year. Honey-
bees are not aggressive creatures
and are very unlikely to sting
unless provoked.
Te USDA suggests, “Te public
can plant pollinator-friendly
plants—plants that are good
sources of nectar and pollen such
as red clover, foxglove, bee balm,
joe-pye weed and other native
plants.” If you don’t exactly have
room for a garden in your current
location, simply providing a clean
water source for the bees is a kind
gesture according to honeylove.
Finally, we can support bee-
keepers by being sure to purchase
local honey. Te beekeepers are
the ones ultimately involved in
sustaining our bee populations.
So unless you’d like to radically
alter your diet, wardrobe and
annual income, believe the buzz
and save the bees.
Jenny Stern is a sophomore majoring
in Biology from Lawrence.
Conservation of bees necessary for everyday life
Students must hold Senator
Brownback accountable for cuts
Skipped reading leads
to real consequences
hen my grandfather
was my age, 20, he
could get drafed into
the military, but he couldn’t vote.
Te last time I spoke with him he
told me about how it felt to not
have any sort of representation,
but to still carry the burden of
his responsibility to his country.
I haven’t had to deal with any-
thing remotely like that, but I do
have the right to representation,
and with it comes a diferent
kind of responsibility.
As students, we are a part of an
interest group that is not being
appropriately represented. Our
interests have been ignored
because our state government
has learned that students are
not willing to actively engage,
and due to lack of participation,
can be ignored without facing
retribution at the polls.
Te single largest annual educa-
tion funding decrease in Kansas’
history was not at the height
of the recession, but in 2011,
in order to compensate for the
state’s decreased revenue from
Governor Brownback’s income
tax cuts. Since the recession,
Brownback has cut education
funding to $745 per student,
making Kansas the state with
the seventh-biggest net decrease
in education funding during
that period. Conversely, there
are many other states that now
have a net increase in education
funding since the recession.
Brownback is simply not
making it easier for students to
succeed. If students seeking a
college education weren’t already
facing enough obstacles, Brown-
back has only added to the pile.
While Brownback’s administra-
tion may have merely intended
to distress the deepening tuition
epidemic when it cut funding to
universities, if that wasn’t bad
enough, the cuts will have addi-
tional consequences for students.
Not only are students facing
more obstacles to completing
school, and facing worse job
prospects in Kansas where the
recovery has been slower than in
other states, but they are also be-
ing undermined by an adminis-
tration that is failing to stimulate
the economy and invest in the
next generation of Kansas’ em-
ployees. Tis administration is
at the same time damaging both
the short and long-term employ-
ment prospects for students in
Brownback’s strategy has
been inefective in spurring the
economy in the short term and
has placed an additional burden
on students hoping to attend
college in the state. Tis will
be detrimental to the long run
competitiveness of Kansas’ labor
force, afecting our state’s ability
to attract jobs with a skilled
workforce in the future.
Two birds with one stone – it
would be clever if it were an act
of sabotage.
As a student you may still be
willing to put up with this be-
havior. You may be thinking that
while it is obviously not ideal for
students, maybe it is necessary
to balance the budget. But that’s
not the case. Brownback’s real
priorities become clear when you
follow the money.
Although Brownback toured
the regent institutions this
spring, delivering the message
that he didn’t want to cut fund-
ing to schools, he was essentially
trying to cover his back and
blame external budgetary factors
for why higher-ed funding was
being threatened. Tose factors,
however, are self-inficted and
a refection of what the priori-
ties of this administration are.
Brownback forged a false dilem-
ma - that there was no choice
but to deliver cuts to education
in order to balance the budget.
But he was only able to make
that argument because of his tax
breaks beneftting the wealthy
that he prioritized over funding
for schools and student interest.
Tis is not an issue of party
politics or a question of fscal
ideology. It should not be a
matter of partisanship but one
of representation. Whatever side
of the aisle you fnd yourself on,
this is an issue of an adminis-
tration that has neglected and
actively harmed a signifcant
portion of its constituency
because it believed it could do so
without consequence.
It is harder to complete school
here, harder to get a job afer-
wards, and Brownback is doing
nothing about it except shifing
the burden of taxes of of the
highest-grossing citizens. Not
only is Governor Brownback
neglecting students’ interests, he
has been efective in undermin-
ing them.
We, as the future of the state,
should not be ignored in the
present. Students have the ability
to leverage our voices until we
are too loud to be ignored, and
this is the time for students to
actively become engaged in our
own best interests. Otherwise, it
clearly won’t be done for us, and
unlike our grandparents, we have
been given the right to do so.
Clay Cosby is a sophomore majoring
in economics and political science
from Overland Park.
et’s be honest—you proba-
bly didn’t do your reading
for class today.
No, really. I get it. You’re a busy
student. You’ve got all of those
“important” homework assign-
ments that get those pesky things
called grades. You don’t have time
to read. Because I mean, really, we
all know reading is optional. It’s
something that professors assign
when they just feel like giving us
something to do. It’s not like it
really has a purpose.
I’d like to think that this is an
exaggeration, but looking at the
state of college students today,
I’m starting to think it’s not.
Simply put, when the average
college student prioritizes their
homework, reading will always
go to the bottom. Tere’s usually
a SparkNotes version or another
student to pester for notes – any
option but actually sitting down
and opening a book.
I can understand the occasional
missed reading assignment. Ev-
eryone has priorities. But if those
priorities never include reading
for class, then yeah, you’ve got a
problem. Because I’m going to
let you in on a secret right now—
professors do actually think
reading is good for you. Scientists
think that, too. Really, everyone
and their dog thinks that reading
can do nothing but help you. It
expands your vocabulary, it in-
troduces new ideas and it teaches
you valuable lessons.
Te real question here is this:
why did you come to college if
you didn’t want to learn?
When I was in high school, I
knew people who bragged about
never having fnished a book in
their life. Tey were proud of it,
like it was an accomplishment
to turn 18 and graduate without
actually working. But all I could
think about was the fact that they
wasted their only free education
proving that they didn’t have to
I thought things would be
diferent in college. But in every
class I have, there’s some idiot sit-
ting there bragging about passing
the class despite never opening a
single book.
Well, to all of you slackers out
there, bravo. You have successful-
ly taken mediocrity to a new level.
You’re now paying for the right to
not learn. Congratulations.
Maybe your highest aspirations
in life are to drink your way
through college, skate by with
the minimum work and get some
sort of useless degree with no
skills or knowledge included.
Maybe you think you can get a
job that doesn’t include reading
or writing—because that may be
difcult, since your college educa-
tion would suggest you’re aiming
for something a bit higher than
manual labor.
But to those of you who are in
college for the right reasons –
because you want a better job and
a better future – listen up. Every
white-collar job requires some
sort of reading. It’s not all like
reading in English classes—in
fact, most of it is technical and
specifc to your feld. But if you
haven’t practiced reading, how
do you expect to accomplish
anything? Reading doesn’t just go
away, you just have fewer options
on whether to do it.
What if your lawyer bragged
afer work that he had never actu-
ally had to read the Constitution,
he just SparkNoted it and fgured
he had all of the important
information? How would you feel
if your doctor told you that she
never bothered to read privacy
rules because they were long and
probably not that important any-
way? How would you feel if your
professor came into class one day
and said, “Joke’s on you losers. I
never read a single Emily Dickin-
son poem, and I’m teaching you
about American Literature.”
You want to know what I think?
I think you’d be angry, because
you pay those people good mon-
ey to know what they are talking
about. You pay them to know
their feld, and to have learned
what they need to, and to be well-
versed in their specifc felds of
the English language.
And you realize what that
means? You pay the school good
money to get an education, and
all you do is brag about not hav-
ing to actually learn something.
But it’s okay. You go ahead and
keep ignoring your reading. If
you need me, I’ll be in the library.
Anna Wenner is a junior majoring in
English from Topeka.
To the guy drawing dinosaurs every
day in Wescoe, I too wish I could
major in kindergartner art.
Does wearing yoga pants in 100
degree heat count as community
Thor from the cheer squad has a
SPACE JAM comforter on his bed...
Dont open a snapchat while in the
front row of Budig... some things are
best left for private viewing.
Why do the tears of thermodynamic
students have to be so tasty?
My chances of this getting published
are slim, but I just need to say it....
the old FFA editor was so much
Turtle Tuesday fun fact: leatherback
turtles can swim at 22 mph.
Peanut butter panda puffs = the
greatest (all natural) obscure cereal
ever! Plus it’s sponsored by the
greatest animal on earth.
Hey-o!! I’m the girl with the One
Direction merchandise! Pretty
awesome stuff!
Eating chips and carrots in the li-
brary. The two loudest foods possible.
Jokes on you, Anschutz.
Prof. Grizzly Adams just picked up
and almost threw a table. God help
us all.
I’m not surprised there are so many
complaints FROM engineering
majors, but I thought there would be
more than one ABOUT engineering
A good day is when you’re reading
while you walk by Watson and do not
fall in the new sidewalk construction.
If you are the dude who passed out
under a tree outside of The Cave on
Friday, I found your glasses. #win
The songs of the day in the paper
really get my hipster music searches
off to a good start.
To the guy that wants a smoke free
campus: Isn’t a murder free campus
much better? Fun fact, the two are
mutually exclusive.
Sometimes I eat chips and dip alone
outside of a party setting and I don’t
think that’s at all depressing.
I miss the big desks we used to have
in high school. It was so much easier
to sleep in class.
The vending machines in my dorm
accept credit cards so I can always
be unfulflled and poor.
Walk up to the club, like whattup,
how’s your family been?
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By Jenny Stern
By Anna Wenner
By Clay Cosby
Because the stars
know things we don’t.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is an 7
Accept good coaching, and heed
your partner’s advice. Schedule more
time for romance. Choose a fun
destination. Make sure others are
cared for, and then go play. You’re
especially attractive intellectually.
Add delicious fragrances and favors.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is an 7
It’s a very lucky day. Offers for more
creative work start pouring in. Soak
it up. Write the conclusion you’d like
to see. Imagine what you’d like to
accomplish and aim high. Accept
a boost.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is a 8
Set aside stores for the winter.
Pay back a social debt. There’s a
benefcial addition to your home.
Catch up on your reading. Condi-
tions are excellent for a romantic
outing. Include beautiful scenery and
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 6
You’re getting wiser. Form a new
partnership, providing a material
advantage. Accept a hefty assign-
ment. Gather as much as you can.
Check outside opinions. They love
you. Invest in your own business.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 6
There’s good news from far away.
Accept the applause graciously.
You’re tempted to spend more than
you have. Invest in home, family and
real estate, within your means. Relax
in the afterglow.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 6
Consider family in your decisions.
You’re beloved beyond your wildest
dreams. Bring out the good stuff,
with the best quality. Consult an ex-
pert. Receive an unexpected bonus. A
hike or beautiful walk revives.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 8
Try something new. Your good
reputation precedes you. Consider
your higher values. Keep most of
your resources hidden. Your peace of
mind increases. You can achieve the
abundance of your dreams. Share
your appreciation.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 8
Today is an 8 -- Don’t fall for a sob
story. Gather facts from friends. It’s
getting good. Trust your team. You’re
gaining admirers and a cheering
section. You have plenty of support.
Full speed ahead.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is an 7
Today is a 7 -- You produce a
treasure, and self-esteem increases
exponentially. Celebrate with an in-
triguing companion. See the sights.
Choose your destination with fun in
mind. Draw upon hidden resources.
Coast on your recent successes.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 6
Start planning an adventure to
follow a passion. Keep others on
course. You get some lucky shots.
Ground transportation may be eas-
iest. Research the history to get the
full favor. Consult an expert.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 6
Follow your inner impulse. Plan for
the future. Your personal vision in-
spires others. Begin, and get farther
than expected. Let your partner share
the load. Organization and archiving
keeps things fowing smoothly.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 7
You’re building favor with an
infuential partner with good ideas.
Learn. Dig in. The good news is that
there’s plenty of work. Extend a co-
operative hand. You’re drawing rave
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Hidden thrift store offers
more than vintage swag
If you drive by the intersec-
tion of 11th and New Hamp-
shire Streets too quickly, you’ll
probably miss the building. Te
only indicators that you’re in the
right place are the old Starbucks
chalkboard sign that marks the
donation drop of and the piece
of paper on the door that reads,
“Lame Entrance Sign.” Te Social
Service League thrif store’s tem-
porary location looks like a mere
warehouse on the outside, but
what’s inside is another story.
According to store man-
ager Jean Ann Pike, the Social
Service League is the “biggest
secret in town,” because they
rely on word-of-mouth to attract
While the shop sells what you
can fnd in most thrif stores,
Pike claims they also come
across interesting fnds such as
old feather boas, used photo
albums and inappropriately
shaped cake pans.
"Every day you fnd something
interesting,” said Patty Mar-
tella, a volunteer worker of 10
years. “Tere are some beautiful
vintage items and great artwork.
You can fnd just about anything.
Tat's the magic of this place."
But this thrif store is more
than just a place to fnd old
books and picture frames. Te
Social Service League is the
oldest non-proft service organi-
zation in Lawrence, serving the
community since 1863.
Te store aims to help those in
need by allowing customers to
choose what they want to pay
for their items. It also ofers free
formal attire for job interviews
and weddings for those who
can’t aford them.
“I like it because it’s cheaper
than the Goodwill or the Sal-
vation Army,” said Emily Jones,
a junior from Lindsborg. “You
can always fnd good sales and
Te Social Service League
also ofers several cheap or free
services for locals, including
free eye exams and glasses for
needy children. Because they
are non-proft the store runs
entirely on volunteer services.
Pike stressed that they are always
looking for new volunteers who
are willing to help and want to
add to the atmosphere of the
“Te frst time I came shopping
here, I was so impressed with
the way they allowed people to
keep their dignity, and how they
helped people,” Pike said. “Tis
place gets it. Tese people get it.
I was so impressed, I became a
volunteer two weeks afer I came
to town, and I've been here ever
Te Social Service League’s
thrif store will return to its old
location on Ninth and Rhode Is-
land Streets afer its renovations
are complete.
—Edited by Ashleigh Tidwell
The Social Service League is a non-proft organization that has been in Lawrence since 1863. The non-proft runs a thrift
store that offers an assortment of items.
NEW YORK — Gio Gonzalez
was inches from a no-hitter and
the Washington Nationals hit fve
home runs Monday night, includ-
ing long balls by their frst two bat-
ters, in a 9-0 rout of the New York
Gonzalez held the overmatched
Mets hitless into the seventh before
pinch-hitter Zach Lutz broke up
the bid with a sof single for New
York's only hit. Lutz swung at the
frst pitch of the inning and hit a
looper that landed on the frst base
line, taking out a chunk of chalk
well behind the bag.
First baseman Adam LaRoche
made a diving attempt as the ball
hit the dirt, but it squirted by and
into foul territory along the right
feld line. First base umpire John
Hirschbeck correctly called it fair,
and Gonzalez (10-6) paused be-
hind the mound to stare in his di-
Afer that, the lef-hander kept
sailing along in a dominant perfor-
He struck out eight and walked
two for his second career shutout
and fourth complete game, im-
proving to 5-0 in his last six starts
against the Mets.
Denard Span and Ryan Zimmer-
man hit back-to-back homers to
start the game. Jayson Werth and
Tyler Moore also connected of
Carlos Torres (3-4), roughed up by
Washington for the second time in
six weeks.
Wilson Ramos added a three-run
shot of reliever Greg Burke.
Handed a huge lead, Gonzalez
was in cruise control as he won his
third straight start. He faced three
batters more than the minimum to
help the Nationals, on the fringe of
the NL wild-card chase, win their
third in a row and ffh in six games.
Washington gave Gonzalez a two-
run lead before he took the mound,
hitting two homers on Torres' frst
eight pitches.
Span's shot to right feld was his
sixth career leadof homer and frst
for the Nationals this season. It also
extended his hitting streak to 20
games, the longest active run in the
Zimmerman followed with a
drive to lef-center for his fourth
home run in three days and sixth in
the last seven games.
It marked the third time this sea-
son that a team hit back-to-back
homers to begin a game, accord-
ing to STATS. Matt Carpenter and
Carlos Beltran did it for St. Louis
on April 26 against Pittsburgh, and
Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout con-
nected for the Los Angeles Angels
on Aug. 6 against Texas.
Steve Lombardozzi and Bryce
Harper were the last Nationals pair
to achieve the feat on June 3, 2012,
against Atlanta. Te previous time
the Mets served up homers to the
frst two batters in a game was June
28, 2003, when Alfonso Soriano
and Derek Jeter went deep for the
Yankees, STATS said.
Span singled in the third, Zim-
merman walked and Werth hit a
three-run shot to lef-center.
Moore opened the fourth with a
long drive to straightaway center,
making it 6-0. Ramos connected
in the ffh, and the only drama lef
was Gonzalez's pursuit of a no-hit-
Torres gave up six runs and fve
hits in four innings. He's made four
solid starts for the Mets and turned
in two duds against the Nationals,
including their 14-1 rout on July
CLEVELAND — Ubaldo Jimenez
struck out 10 in seven innings and
Asdrubal Cabrera, Yan Gomes
and Carlos Santana each hit solo
homers, leading the Cleveland In-
dians to a 4-3 win over the Kansas
City Royals on Monday night in a
matchup between two teams in the
thick of the AL wild-card chase.
Te Indians, who won despite
having only fve hits, stayed even
with Baltimore, 1½ games back of
Tampa Bay for the second wild-
card spot. Te Royals dropped to
four games behind the Rays.
Jimenez (11-9) allowed one un-
earned run and didn't walk a bat-
ter. Te right-hander lef with a 4-1
lead afer throwing 99 pitches, but
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer
of Cody Allen in the eighth.
Chris Perez survived a shaky
ninth for his 23rd save, retiring
Gordon on a fy ball with the bases
loaded to end the game. Te Indi-
ans have won six of eight.
Salvador Perez led of with a sin-
gle and Mike Moustakas walked on
four pitches. Pinch-hitter David
Lough's sacrifce moved the run-
ners to second and third. Carlos
Pena, batting for Jarrod Dyson,
struck out looking on a full-count
pitch. Pinch-hitter George Kot-
taras, battling back from an 0-2
count, walked to load the bases.
Gordon fied out to center felder
Michael Bourn to fnally end Chris
Perez's 27-pitch inning.
Royals starter Ervin Santana (8-
9) made three mistakes, but they
cost him the game. Cabrera hom-
ered in the second and Gomes hit
his in the ffh. Santana led of the
seventh with a line drive down the
right feld line that landed in the
seats. First base umpire Dana De-
Muth ruled the ball foul, bringing
Indians manager Terry Francona
out of the dugout.
Te umpires huddled briefy and
lef the feld to view a replay, which
clearly showed the ball hit the foul
pole. Te umps returned to the
feld, DeMuth gave the home run
signal and Santana rounded the
A crowd of only 9,794 attended
the game, despite the matchup of
two contenders. Several hundred
dogs were also in attendance with a
"Puppypalooza" promotion.
Te Indians also got a boost from
rookie infelder Jose Ramirez, who
got his frst major league hit and
used his speed to score a run in
his frst start since being called up
from Double-A Akron on Sept. 1.
Francona said before the game he
started Ramirez because he thought
the rookie could do something to
help the team score. Ramirez made
his manager look good in the third
when he started the inning with a
As Drew Stubbs grounded out to
third baseman Mike Moustakas,
Ramirez, running on the 3-2 pitch,
headed to third base. First baseman
Eric Hosmer's return throw to third
was in the dirt. Te ball bounced
of Moustakas and rolled into shal-
low lef feld as Ramirez slid into
the base. Shortstop Alcides Esco-
bar tracked down the ball but brief-
ly bobbled it and Ramirez headed
home, scoring without a throw.
Ramirez's throwing error on Gor-
don's infeld hit led to Kansas City's
run in the sixth. His wild throw to
frst allowed Gordon to take sec-
ond before Hosmer's two-out sin-
gle cut the lead to 3-1.
Other than the error, the Indians
supported Jimenez with strong
defense. Jarrod Dyson led of the
third with a double and took third
on a groundout. First baseman
Nick Swisher felded Gordon's
groundball and threw to catcher
Yan Gomes, who tagged Dyson for
the out.
Gomes also threw out two run-
ners trying to steal second.
NOTES: Gordon's home run was
the 100th of his career. ... Indians
RHP Justin Masterson (strained
lef oblique) is confdent he'll re-
turn before the season ends. He
has begun limited activities, such
as stretching, and hopes to start
playing catch this weekend. ...
Royals manager Ned Yost plans on
continuing to alternate OFs Dyson,
Lorenzo Cain and David Lough.
Cain and Dyson were in the line-
up for their series opener in Cleve-
land, along with Gordon in lef. ...
Jason Giambi, the Indians' 42-year-
old DH, says he'd like to play next
season and would consider return-
ing to Cleveland. "I love it here," he
said. "I like the direction we're go-
ing." Giambi joked about recording
his 2,000th hit Sunday, saying, "It's
a good accomplishment consider-
ing I can't run. It's more like 4,000."
... Royals RHP Jeremy Guthrie (13-
10) faces Indians RHP Zach McAl-
lister (7-8) in the second game of
the three-game series Tuesday.
Royals’ rally falls in tough loss to Cleveland Indians
Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer hits an RBI-single off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez in the sixth inning of a baseball game on Monday in Cleveland.
Alex Gordon scored.
Gonzalez tosses 1-hitter against Mets, Harper still hurt
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MIAMI — Diana Nyad is plan-
ning to meet with members of the
marathon swimming community
who are skeptical about her 110-
mile swim from Cuba to Florida,
her team said Monday.
Since Nyad fnished her swim
last week, long-distance swimmers
have been debating on social media
and in online forums whether the
64-year-old endurance athlete got
into or held onto the boat accom-
panying her. Tey say she could not
have picked up as much speed as
she says she did from the fast-mov-
ing Gulf Stream current.
"Diana is proud of what she and
her team accomplished last week,
and she is committed to complete
transparency," said Alexandra Cro-
tin, one of Nyad's spokeswomen.
Nyad planned to meet Tuesday
with "her peers in the swimming
community," Crotin said.
Her navigator, as well as one of
the swim's two ofcial observers,
told Te Associated Press over the
weekend that Nyad swam in favor-
able currents the entire distance
herself without aid.
According to Nyad's team, she
fnished the swim Sept. 2 afer
roughly 53 hours in the water, be-
coming the frst to do so without a
shark cage. It was her ffh try over
the course of more than 30 years.
Nyad's progress was tracked on-
line via GPS by her team — data
that is now fueling speculation that
Nyad stopped swimming or re-
ceived assistance for hours at a time
in the middle of the Florida Straits.
Many wonder about a rough-
ly seven-hour stretch when Nyad
apparently didn't stop to eat or
drink, recalling her 2012 attempt
when she got onto the boat for
hours during rough weather. Nyad
eventually got back into the water
to try fnishing, but her team was
criticized for delaying the release of
that information to the public.
Some swimmers analyzing the
available data say Nyad, who has
said she tends to swim at a speed
of roughly 1.5 mph, appeared to
maintain sprinter's pace or faster
for a considerable amount of time.
Navigator John Bartlett said the
increased speed was due to the
Gulf Stream working in her favor,
nothing more.
"At some points we were doing al-
most 4 miles an hour," Bartlett said.
"Tat's just the way it works. If the
current is in your favor at all, that
explains it."
Some of Nyad's critics also ques-
tion whether she violated the tradi-
tions of her sport — many follow
strict guidelines known as the En-
glish Channel rules — by using a
specialized mask and bodysuit to
protect herself from jellyfsh.
Nyad never said she would fol-
low English Channel rules, and she
wore a full, non-neoprene body-
suit, gloves, booties and a silicone
mask at night, when jellyfsh are a
particular problem, and removed
the suit once she got over the reef
on her approach to Key West.
Cuba-Florida swimmer under scrutiny
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t’s 90 degrees outside in early Septem-
ber, why is there a hockey headline in
the paper?
Tankfully, NHL training camps open up
next Monday. I know it’s been a long and
grueling ofseason for many of you, but the
ice is fresh and it’s time to start over. Here
are the top fve storylines heading into the
2013-14 season.
Te biggest change this season is the
switch to two conferences with four divi-
sions replacing the old format of two con-
ferences with three divisions. Te Pacifc
consists of Anaheim, Calgary, Edmon-
ton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose and
Vancouver. Te Central features Chicago,
Colorado, Dallas, Minnesota, Nashville, St.
Louis and Winnipeg. Te Metropolitan
includes Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey,
New York Islanders, New York Rangers,
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washing-
ton. And the Atlantic is rounded out with
Boston, Bufalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal,
Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Toronto.

For the duration of the preseason the
NHL will test out a new form of icing.
Under the new rules, if a race to the puck
occurs the play will be called dead at the fa-
ceof dot as long as the defender is winning
the race, as opposed to being the frst to
touch the puck. However, if the attacker is
frst to the faceof dot the race will continue
until the puck is touched. If all goes well
the preseason players can vote to imple-
ment the rule for the 2013-14 season.

As CBC’s Elliotte Friedman frst report-
ed on Monday, the NHL has changed the
language of Rule 48, which deals with
illegal hits to the head. Previously the rule
penalized “a hit resulting in contact with an
opponent’s head where the head is targeted
and the principal point of
contact is not permitted.”
Te league has taken out the
word “targeted,” meaning the
blame is now solely on the
hitter. Given the league’s case-
by-case study of ofenders, it’ll
be interesting to see how many
suspensions are handed down.

When the Maple Leafs let Brian
Burke go as GM last season it wasn’t
as shocking as his next move, joining the
Calgary Flames as President of Hockey
Operations. Burke gained fame afer draf-
ing the Sedin Twins as GM in Vancouver
and building a Stanley Cup winner in
Anaheim. He was expected to turn around
the dismal Toronto Maple Leafs, but in his
fve years with the team the only time they
made the playofs was afer Burke was let
go. Calgary is banking on Burke learning
from his mistakes.

No team has repeated as Stanley Cup
Champions since the Detroit Red Wings in
1997-98, yet the Chicago Blackhawks have
the chalice
twice in the last
four years and it
seems they have no plan
to slow down. Unlike the 2010 ofsea-
son, General Manager Stan Bowman has
been able to resign key players instead of
dismantling a champion roster. Goaltender
Corey Crawford and shot-blocking defen-
seman Niklas Hjalmarsson were both given
long-term extensions while playof hero
Bryan Bickell earned himself a four-year,
$16 million deal. But afer a condensed
schedule last year and an extremely short
ofseason will the team be able to make
another run for the Cup?
—Edited by Ashleigh Tidwell

“I don’t think we’ve even had enough time
to get out of shape.”
— Blackhawks’ winger Patrick Sharp
on a Stanley Cup hangover
NHL to see changes this season
This week in athletics
Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
By Blake Schuster
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11 a.m.
Madison, Wis.
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1:30 p.m.
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San Diego
4:30 p.m.
Lawrence, Kan.
Womens Golf
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7 p.m.
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Rice University
6:30 p.m.
Houston, Texas
Q: How many Blackhawks remain on the
current roster from the 2010 Champi-
onship team?
A: Seven, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane,
Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, Patrick
Sharp and Niklas Hjarlmarsson.
— ChicagoBlackhawks.com
No NHL team has repeated as champion
since the Detroit Red Wings won back-
to-back Cups in 1997 and 1998.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Just
try to keep up with Michael Vick,
LeSean McCoy and the Philadel-
phia Eagles this season. Robert
Grifn III and the Washington
Redskins sure couldn't.
Playing at a frenetic pace that
lef the Redskins bumbling and
stumbling, the Eagles unleashed
coach Chip Kelly's ofense on the
NFL and crammed 77 plays into
60 minutes of football. Tey had
their share of miscues, of course,
but they held on for a 33-27 upset
of the defending NFC East champs.
Vick, running the don't-take-a-
breath attack that won 87 percent
of the time during Kelly's four
years at the University of Oregon,
completed 15 of 25 passes for 203
yards and two touchdowns, and he
ran nine times for 56 yards and a
score. McCoy had 31 carries for
184 yards, including a 34-yard TD.
DeSean Jackson piled up 104 yards
on seven catches.
Vick hit Jackson for a 25-yard
touchdown and Brent Celek for
a 28-yard score, then found the
end zone himself on a 3-yard run
— and that was just the frst half.
It would have been a bigger rout if
Vick hadn't missed three open re-
ceivers in the frst quarter, or if his
sideways lateral on frst-and-goal
at the 4 hadn't been tipped by line-
backer Ryan Kerrigan and returned
75 yards for a Redskins touchdown.
Perhaps the most remarkable ac-
complishment by Vick, McCoy,
Kelly and the Eagles: Tey man-
aged to upstage Grifn. Te game
was played eight months to the day
since the Redskins quarterback had
major knee surgery, and his return
Monday was the culmination of a
dedicated, high-profle rehab that
included a public clash with Wash-
ington coach Mike Shanahan that
barely put a dent in the fans' fervent
adoration for their franchise player.
As it turned out, they didn't have
much of a chance to chant "R-G-
3!" — because the Redskins ofense
couldn't stay on the feld. Teir
frst seven plays: lost fumble by Al-
fred Morris, 3-yard loss by Morris,
penalty for illegal shif, screen to
Morris that got back some yards,
interception thrown by Grifn into
triple coverage, pass dropped by
fullback Darrel Young, safety that
occurred when Morris bobbled a
pitch in the end zone.
Te Redskins were trailing 33-7
late in the third quarter before
three consecutive touchdowns —
the last coming with 1:14 to play —
made the score more respectable.
Wearing a brace on his right knee,
Grifn completed 30 of 49 passes
for 329 yards, but 169 yards came
in the fourth afer the Eagles had
taken control. He was also inter-
cepted twice — the frst multi-in-
terception game of his career. He
ran only fve times for 24 yards. He
reached down to touch his knee af-
ter he was slammed down by My-
chal Kendricks late in the second
quarter — Grifn was fagged for
intentional grounding on the play
— but the quarterback remained in
the game.
Eagles run over Redskins, unveil new fast-paced offense
Volume 126 Issue 10 kansan.com Tuesday, September 10, 2013
By Ben Ashworth
Weis should rely
on team strenths
t’s a phrase your mother has
told you ad nauseum. “If it ain’t
broke, don’t fx it.”
Grammatical errors aside, that
old adage should dictate the man-
ner in which Charlie Weis decides
to coach the rest of the season.
Here’s what ain’t broke: the run-
ning game and special teams.
Weis would be wise to rely on
these strengths for the rest of the
year. Te running game and special
teams allowed Kansas to control
both the clock and the battle for
feld position. If Kansas is in
control of both of those facets of the
game, it will mask their defciencies
Te Jayhawks employed fve
running backs on Saturday night,
James Sims, Darius Miller, Tony
Pierson, Taylor Cox, and Brandon
Bourbon. None rushed for more
than one hundred yards, but that is
because none of them got enough
carries to do so. However, each did
have at least thirty yards and aver-
aged more than fve yards a carry.
When one back got a little tired,
Weis put in another. When the
Coyote defenders felt they might
have one back fgured out, Weis
turned the tables on them. A
twelve-play touchdown drive in
which all plays were runs demon-
strated this commitment. Te drive
took six minutes of the clock and
kept the tired South Dakota defense
on the feld. Almost as important,
it kept the South Dakota ofense of
the feld. Kansas’ defense was not a
liability against South Dakota, but
there was nothing to suggest it will
be able to match up well with Big
12 ofenses going forward. Keeping
those ofenses on the sideline is a
In addition to the running game,
the special teams proved to be an
asset. Matthew Wyman made a
45-yard feld goal, which at Kansas
is almost as rare as a Kendrick
Perkins smile. Connor Embree
racked up 23 yards per punt return,
and Kansas held South Dakota’s
return units in check. When a team
is teetering the line between con-
tender and pretender, special teams
can make or break a season. Here,
it gives Kansas’ ofense better feld
position and provides its defense
with more cushion behind it.
Tat is not to say Weis can ignore
the other facets of the game. Jake
Heaps needs to improve his vision,
the receivers have to stop emu-
lating Sprint service (dropping
everything), and the defense must
tighten up its run support. It will
be tempting for Weis to change his
game plan if these things improve,
especially the passing ofense. Weis
has been deemed an ofensive guru,
and a system built around a run-
ning game is probably as boring to
him as British Art History is to you.
However, even if the passing game
improves, Weis needs to realize
the running game is the founda-
tion of the team. He also needs to
realize a pinpoint punt or successful
long-distance feld goal can be
desirable. Te passing game should
exist to complement his smorgas-
bord of running backs rather than
vice versa.
If Weis puts aside his ego and
realizes that, Kansas football may
still be relevant in December. If
not, well, there’s always basketball
—Edited by Ashleigh Tidwell
In his preseason press confer-
ence, Coach Ray Bechard said the
team needed to win quality road
matches this season in order to
become signifcant in collegiate
volleyball. Te Jayhawks will have
the chance to earn a quality road
win on Tuesday.
Coming of their second loss of
the season, the Jayhawks (4-2)
head to Omaha, Neb., to take on
the Creighton Bluejays. It will be
Kansas’ sixth road match in its
last seven contests.
In one of several rematches from
last season for Kansas, Creighton
(4-1) will try to avenge last year’s
fve-set loss to the Jayhawks in
Horesji Family Athletics Center.
Kansas won the match 27-25, 25-
21, 21-25, 19-25, 15-13.
Tree Jayhawks set career highs
in that contest. Redshirt senior
middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc
recorded 22 kills, senior setter
Erin McNorton totaled 67 assists,
and sophomore outside hitter
Tiana Dockery logged 15 kills
and digs.
Creighton, who was ranked No.
19 in last week’s American
Volleyball Coaches Association
poll, are coming of a second
place fnish at the Bluejay Invi-
tational this past weekend. Te
Bluejays fell to unranked Califor-
nia in three sets in the champion-
ship match.
Kansas is coming of two fve-set
matches against Arkansas. On
Tursday, Sept. 5, the Jayhawks
rallied from a 2-1 set defcit on
the road to claim the victory. Te
Jayhawks won the second set afer
trailing 11-3.
Redshirt senior Outside hitter
Catherine Carmichael set a career
high with 19 kills and led the
team with a .295 attack percent-
“A couple of sets didn’t go our
way,” Carmichael said. “But that’s
what volleyball is about. We
fought back and fought them of.”
Two days later, Kansas dropped
its home opener against the
Razorbacks. With both teams tied
11-11 in the ffh set, Arkansas
won the last four points of the
match to escape with the win.
Jarmoc and junior outside hitter
Sara McClinton led the team with
18 kills apiece.
In its frst season with the Big
East, Creighton was picked in
the preseason to fnish frst in
the conference by the teams’
head coaches. Tree Bluejays
were named to the preseason
All-Big East team, including the
preseason co-Big East Player of
the Year, Kelli Browning, a junior
middle blocker. Creighton won
the Missouri Valley Conference
regular season and tournament
championship last year.
Both Creighton and Kansas
fell in Round 32 of 2012 NCAA

—Edited by Heather Nelson
Most fans noticed a big piece of
the newly rebuilt Kansas defense
missing on the feld Saturday
against South Dakota. Defensive
lineman Marquel Combs, the top
ranked junior college prospect
by ESPN, didn’t appear on the
Kansas line.
Charlie Weis was asked about
Combs in his weekly Big 12
media teleconference on Monday
“He knows that the sky’s the lim-
it for him and he’s going to have
to work his way up the ladder.”
Weis said of Combs. “Right now,
he’s behind the guys that are play-
ing ahead of him.”
Combs was moved from frst
string defensive end to second
string nose tackle on the depth
chart released before the South
Dakota game, but on Saturday he
never appeared on the feld.
“Marquel looks more comfort-
able inside and Kevin Young has
been the most productive of the
defensive ends,” Weis said last
week of that move.
Weis said he was as impressed
with Young’s performance in
training camp as he was with
Young played on the line for the
majority of the snaps on Saturday.
“You have to just go by what
you see,” Weis said. “Te best guy
One junior college transfer who
didn’t suit up for Saturday’s game
against South Dakota is corner-
back Kevin Short, who could po-
tentially be a starting cornerback
at some point this season.
A press release by Kansas Ath-
letics distributed before the game
said that Short would not play
for personal reasons, and that he
wouldn’t suit up. Weis would not
go into detail about the situation
afer the game but said it was
not for disciplinary reasons, it
involved personal matters.
Both Combs and Short will be
needed on the feld at some point
this season for the defense to im-
prove from the 36 points and 481
yards it allowed last season. Weis
believes that Short has as much
talent as any player on the roster.
“Tere’s a number of these new
juco guys, that although they’re
not playing much right now,
we see potential for them going
forward,” Weis said.
For the guys that were on the
feld, Weis has found it easier to
criticize some of the mistakes
from the game afer a win than it
is afer a loss.
“I mean, from the volume of
penalties, to dropped balls, to
quarterback runs,” Weis said,
“there’s a volume of things we
can use to get better from that
Te outside runs by South
Dakota quarterback Josh Vander
Maten hurt the Jayhawks at
times, and that is defnitely
a question going forward this
“We need to do a better job on
the edge with the quarterbacks
because we’ll see that more and
more as the season goes on.”
Weis sees the Rice Owls as a
physical rushing team with power
running backs, but quarterback
Taylor McHargue has already
shown his ability to keep the
ball and run for big gains, as he
rushed for 78 yards against Texas
A&M in the frst game of the
Tere hasn’t been any indication
of whether Short will wear his
helmet and pads for the frst time
as a Jayhawk yet, or how many
snaps Combs will play, but the
Jayhawks will need to use all of
the talent they can to win on the
road -- something they failed to
do all of last season.
“We came close a few times,”
Weis said, “but close doesn’t cut
it. Rice is going to be a formidable
—Edited by Ashleigh Tidwell
Coach Ray Bechard speaks with his team during the game on Saturday against Arkansas. He said the team needed quality raod wins and they will get a chance at one Tuesday in Omaha.
Kansas travels to Omaha hoping to knock down Creighton
Missing defensive players can’t stay away
Sophomore Ben Goodman (93) and Junior JaCorey Sheperd (24) make a tackle
during Saturday’s game. Kansas beat South Dakota 31-14.

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