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concealed weapons on campus
within four years.
Currently, signs on campus
buildings don’t allow anyone to
enter with a weapon. However, a
Kansas law that passed earlier this
year requires the University to
make a choice — add security such
as security guards or checkpoints
to public campus buildings or
allow students and faculty to carry
Yesterday, the Kansas chapter
of Young Americans for Liberty
(YAL) sponsored an “Empty
Holster” project on campus to raise
awareness about concealed carry
and open carry laws in Kansas.
At a town hall meeting last night,
Kansas Senator Greg Smith, Kansas
Libertarian Party State Director Al
Terwelp and Mark Rinke of Kansas
City Preppers spoke and answered
questions about the current laws
in Kansas, the status of proposed
changes and how they might afect
If the University doesn’t allow
students to conceal carry, it must
implement security checkpoints
on campus, which could cost
thousands of dollars.
Will Stewart-Starks, the Kansas
State Chair for YAL, used TSA
checkpoints as an example of why
that option might not be appealing
to students. He also explained that
there are too many points of entry
to campus where people could
carry a weapon through.
“Tey can set up security, but it’s
not going to stop frearms from
entering the campus,” Stewart-
Starks said. “It’s an impossible task.”
To get a concealed carry license
in Kansas, a person who is at
least 21 years old must submit
an application, pay a fee and go
through background checks and
a certifed training program. Te
process of getting a license can take
from 45 to 60 days. In Lawrence,
concealed carry is allowed of
campus in public buildings.
Ofen, constitutional rights are at
odds with campus policies, Starks-
“If someone violates a frst
amendment law on a campus,
then you have a frst amendment
lawsuit on your hands,” Stewart-
Starks said. “Why is there a
double standard for the second
Te stigma toward concealed
carry is that it increases violence.
Smith and Terwelp said there have
been no crimes in Kansas involving
licensed concealed carry, which
may come as a surprise to some.
“We’re dealing with fear — let’s
deal with fact,” Smith said. “Fear
stops a lot of good legislature.”
Te goal of the “Empty Holster”
project was to start dialogue about
the topic and its solutions.
“We talked to quite a few students
and most of them actually support
it. I was surprised, actually,”
said Kendon Brawner, event
coordinator for YAL. “When you
think of Lawrence and Douglas
County and KU in particular, you
tend to think they’re...liberal.”
Stewart-Starks said it’s not a
partisan issue on campus.
“It’s trading liberties for security,”
he said. “I think some students
realize that’s important to them.”
— Edited by Kayla Overbey
Two student senators are inviting
students to meet with them and
discuss important issues regarding
the University today. Te event
will run from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m.,
who are under
21 can enter Te
located at 507 W.
T h o m a s
senior from Towanda, and Mitch
Rucker, a junior from Burdett, are
hosting a meet-and-greet at Te
Wagon Wheel to get to know their
classmates a little better and see
what areas the Senate can improve
“Some of the best platforms and
initiatives come from talking to the
students who aren’t super involved,”
Plummer said. “Sometimes they
can kind of see through areas that
we are blind to with us being so
involved in senate.”
Plummer has been involved
with Student Senate and KUnited
for four years, and represents
juniors and seniors in the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He
currently serves as vice president
of the University Senate as well
as president of the KU Memorial
Unions board and previously
served as Student Senate Chief of
“Really, the goal is to see what
they want to know,” Plummer
said. “Tis year,
with so many
big issues like
feel like a lot of
people may be
and want to
talk to someone who has run with
KUnited three times, and talk
about pros and cons and things of
Mitch Rucker is in his third year
on Student Senate and has not
been afliated with a coalition.
He represents the freshman and
sophomore classes in the College
of Liberal Arts and Science and is
also the Chair of the Student Safety
“I hope this a way to bridge that
gap,” he said. “Tere’s no such thing
as too much student input, and
that’s who we’re here to work for, so
the more they get involved and the
more they discuss, the better.”
— Edited by Chas Strobel
As people begin to value sharing
their images in fast, convenient
ways, the era of digital cameras
is on the verge of extinction.
Digital cameras could completely
disappear within the next ten
years. Look in your pocket,
purse, backpack, or the palm
of your hand. According to the
Pew Research Center’s Internet
and American Life project, 80
percent of adults age 18-34 own
smartphones. Smartphones are
replacing the need for separate
Consumer digital camera sales
are down 36 percent this year
alone. Research from EOSHD.
com says smartphones are the
biggest cause for the decline.
Daniel Coburn, an assistant photo
media professor at the University,
said advanced technology is going
to be the death of digital single-
lens refexes (DSLRs).
“In my opinion, non-professional
grade cameras will ultimately
disappear and be replaced with
mirrorless digital cameras,” said
Coburn explained that since so
many amateur photographers are
documenting their daily lives with
their phones, new technology
has been created to convert
smartphones into more developed
Becca Levine, a sophomore from
St. Louis, is one of many typical
smartphone users who never has
to worry about not being able to
capture a picturesque moment
when out with her friends.
“All I need is something to be
able to capture moments with my
friends and family, and editing
photos into collages is much easier
on my phone,” Levine said.
Te high quality of photos taken
on smartphones is causing even
more problems for digital camera
producers such as Sony, Nikon and
Canon. With a 10 to 15 percent
decline in DSLR shipments
around the world, studies from
the market intelligence frm
International Data Corporation
predict that Nikon will be out of
business within the next fve years.
As alarming as this may seem,
consumers are becoming more
inclined to snap a photo with their
smartphones opposed to lugging
around a bulky second device.
“I have a really nice Samsung
digital camera and I never use
it. Even when I went abroad, I
usually used my phone because it
was easier to carry with me,” said
Leah Swartz, a senior from Santa
Sam Benson, a sophomore from
Overland Park, agreed.
“Phone cameras are becoming
better and better, and I’d rather
spend money on a really nice
in-phone application for photos
than buy a camera to achieve the
same recreational result,” Benson
said. “For the most part, I take
photos of my friends and scenery
— something I fnd smartphone
cameras to excel at.”
— Edited by Emma McElhaney
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TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS POLITICS
Smartphones cause decline in digital camera sales
Will Stewart-Starks (right), Kansas State Chair for Young Americans for Liberty, advocated concealed carry on campus over
security guards. Changes to campus security policies must be made within the next four years.
University to choose between concealed carry or heightened security measures
“We’re dealing with fear
— let’s deal with fact.”
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Smartphones are replacing the need for digital cameras. Camera sales are down
36 percent this year, in large part due to the fact that consumers are increasingly
relying on smartphones to take photos.
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SANFORD, Fla. — George
Zimmerman's girlfriend said he
tried to choke her about a week
ago during an altercation that was
not initially reported to police, a
prosecutor told a judge Tuesday
during Zimmerman's frst
court appearance on domestic
Samantha Scheibe feared for her
life because Zimmerman
mentioned suicide and said
he "had nothing to lose,"
according to Assistant State
Attorney Lymary Munoz.
Afer the hearing,
defenders said he did not
appear to be suicidal and
expressed confdence he
would be acquitted of any
Hours later, Zimmerman
was released from jail afer
posting $9,000 bond. He was seen
walking out of the jail smiling
and getting into a car.
Judge Frederic Schott ordered
him to stay away from Scheibe's
house, wear a monitoring device
and refrain from contact with
her. He was forbidden from
possessing guns or ammunition
or travelling outside Florida.
Zimmerman has been charged
with aggravated assault, a third-
degree felony punishable by up
to fve years in prison. He also
has been charged with battery
and criminal mischief, both
misdemeanors. An arraignment
was set for Jan. 7.
Te judge said Zimmerman's
previous brushes with the law
were not a factor in the conditions
he imposed, but he did cite the
new allegation of choking as a
reason for the bond amount.
Earlier this year, Zimmerman
was acquitted of all charges in
the fatal shooting of teenager
Trayvon Martin in a case that
drew worldwide attention.
In an afdavit fled Tuesday,
Zimmerman asked for a public
defense, saying he has liabilities
and debts of at least $2 million
and no income. He said he had
less than $150 in cash on hand.
University funding may fall
under siege in the coming months
as the Kansas Supreme Court
decides whether school districts
across the state were unfairly
shorted of funding over the past
few years in the Gannon vs.
If the court fnds the districts
in the right, the hammer could
come down on the University and
other public higher education
Dr. Richard Levy, J.B. Smith
distinguished professor of law
at the University, explained the
possible complicated outcomes of
“We only have a fnite amount
of resources, so resources devoted
to one kind of activity are not
available for another,” Levy said.
“If there’s a substantial drain in
funds, then it’s probably likely
there’s less available for university
On the line is $500 million —
that’s how much the districts are
claiming they were undercut when
the state distributed funding.
“If the state were to lose, one
response would be to defy the
court, weakening the power of the
courts,” Levy said. “What I care
about most is preservation of the
rule of law. I fear that could be a
casualty of this situation.”
Te range of legislative responses
to an undesirable decision
that spans from amending the
state’s school fnance statutes to
impeaching justices. One of the
legislature’s options is to simply
pay what is owed. However, the
source of that money would be
It’s not guaranteed that money
will be pulled from universities if
the decision displeases the state.
Nonetheless, Kansas congressional
representatives have urged the
University to prepare accordingly.
According to the Lawrence
Jerry Lunn of Overland Park
brought the issue to the University’s
attention when he said, “You really
do have a horse in this race.” Te
fscal consequences of this case are
monumental and the University is
not exempt from the results.
If the University is required to
fork over the money it normally
receives from the state, the dent
could be substantial. Director of
Strategic Communication Jack
Martin said recent talks with
legislators will help the two bodies
see eye to eye.
“We worked with legislators last
month to outline the role state
funding plays in the success of the
University,” Martin said. “Any cuts
made would be in accordance with
priority. We would look at what
direction the funding is currently
going and try to keep these things
Ultimately, the University could
be helpless against the cut of the
“Te priorities we have are based
on the policy that the state makes,”
Arguments by representatives
of the suing districts and the state
were made Oct. 8. A fnal decision
is expected sometime before the
next legislative session begins
in January, when public school
appropriations are decided.
Te case features University
Professor and Kansas Solicitor
General Stephen McAllister
representing the state. His
contribution could get the state of
the multi-million dollar hook —
for now. However, this case proves
that the issue of state education
spending won’t disappear so easily,
since it’s an extension of a case that
lef of in 2010.
— Edited by Kayla Overbey
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relieves student stress
Tired of studying? Need a mental
break? Look no further than your
very own library. Today from noon to
1:30 p.m., students can go to the
main level of Anschutz Library to
doodle and draw with the library’s
digital wall-drawing equipment.
“It’s just a very informal
opportunity to come together and
be creative,” said Rebecca Smith,
executive director for the KU
Libraries Ofﬁce of Communication
The program, which debuted last
year and experienced success, is
put on by the LibArt Initiative. The
LibArt Initiative provides an outlet
for students to display their art in
The wall-drawing program uses
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— Paige Stingley
George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-proﬁle killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court Nov. 19, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on
charges, including aggravated assault. The charges stemmed from a ﬁght with his girlfriend.
Zimmerman released from jail after posting bond
WASHINGTON — A sharp-
ly divided Supreme Court on
Tuesday allowed Texas to continue
enforcing abortion restrictions
that opponents say have led more
than a third of the state's clinics to
stop providing abortions.
Te justices voted 5-4 to leave in
efect a provision requiring doctors
who perform abortions in clinics
to have admitting privileges at a
Te court's conservative majority
refused the plea of Planned Parent-
hood and several Texas abortion
clinics to overturn a preliminary
federal appeals court ruling that
allowed the provision to take
Te four liberal justices dissent-
Te case remains on appeal to the
5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
in New Orleans. Tat court is
expected to hear arguments in
January, and the law will remain in
efect at least until then.
Justice Stephen Breyer, writing
for the liberal justices, said he
expects the issue to return to the
Supreme Court once the appeals
court issues its fnal ruling.
Te Texas Legislature approved
the requirement for admitting
privileges in July.
In late October, days before the
provision was to take efect, a trial
judge blocked it, saying it probably
is unconstitutional because it puts
a "substantial obstacle" in front of a
woman wanting an abortion.
But a three-judge appellate
panel moved quickly to overrule
the judge. Te appeals court said
the law was in line with Supreme
Court rulings that have allowed
for abortion restrictions so long
as they do not impose an "undue
burden" on a woman's ability to
obtain an abortion. Writing for
the appeals court, Judge Priscilla
Owen noted that the Texas law
would not end the procedure, only
force women to drive a greater
distance to obtain one.
Justice Antonin Scalia, writing
in support of the high court order
Tuesday, said the clinics could not
overcome a heavy legal burden
against overruling the appeals
court. Te justices may not do
so "unless that court clearly and
demonstrably erred," Scalia said
in an opinion that was joined by
Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence
Chief Justice John Roberts and
Justice Anthony Kennedy did not
write separately or join any opin-
ion Tuesday, but because it takes
fve votes to overturn the appellate
ruling, it is clear that they voted
with their conservative colleagues.
Planned Parenthood and several
Texas abortion clinics said in their
lawsuit to stop the measure that it
would force more than a third of
clinics in the state to stop provid-
ing abortions. Afer the appeals
court allowed the law to take
efect, the groups said that their
prediction had come to pass.
In their plea to the Supreme
Court, they said that "in just the
few short days since the injunction
was lifed, over one-third of the fa-
cilities providing abortions in Tex-
as have been forced to stop provid-
ing that care and others have been
forced to drastically reduce the
number of patients to whom they
are able to provide care. Already,
appointments are being canceled
and women seeking abortions are
being turned away."
Breyer said the better course
would have been to block the
admitting privileges requirement
at least until the court issued its
fnal ruling because some women
will be unable to obtain abortions.
If courts ultimately fnd the law is
invalid, "the harms to the individ-
ual women whose rights it restricts
while it remains in efect will be
permanent," he said.
Te fve justices and three ap-
peals court judges who sided with
Texas are all Republican appoin-
tees. Te four dissenting justices
are Democratic appointees. U.S.
District Judge Lee Yeakel, who
initially blocked the provision, is a
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Repub-
lican, praised the Supreme Court
action. "Tis is good news both
for the unborn and for the women
of Texas, who are now better
protected from shoddy abortion
providers operating in dangerous
conditions. As always, Texas will
continue doing everything we can
to protect the culture of life in our
state," Perry said.
Cecile Richards, president of
Planned Parenthood Federation
of America, said the groups will
continue the legal fght:
"We will take every step we can to
protect the health of Texas women.
Tis law is blocking women in
Texas from getting a safe and legal
medical procedure that has been
their constitutionally protected
right for 40 years. Tis is outra-
geous and unacceptable — and
also demonstrates why we need
stronger federal protections for
women's health. Your rights and
your ability to make your own
medical decisions should not de-
pend on your ZIP code," Richards
Tennessee and Utah are the other
states enforcing their laws on ad-
mitting privileges. Similar laws are
under temporary court injunctions
in Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi,
North Dakota and Wisconsin.
In Texas, 12 abortion provid-
ers say they have attempted to
obtain hospital privileges for their
doctors, but so far none of the
hospitals have responded to the
requests. Tat means those clinics
can no longer ofer abortions,
leaving at most 20 facilities open in
a state of 26 million people. All of
those facilities are in metropolitan
areas, with none in the Rio Grande
Valley along the border with Mex-
ico. Currently, only six out of 32
abortions clinics in Texas qualify
as ambulatory surgical centers,
and some have doctors who do
not meet the admitting privileges
Texas women undergo an average
of 80,000 abortions a year.
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— Emily Donovan
WICHITA — Unfazed by
its counterparts pulling out of
Kansas, SandRidge Energy plans
to spend $350 million next year to
punch an additional 100 hori-
zontal wells and build associated
infrastructure in the Mississippian
Lime formation in the state, a top
executive told Te Associated
"So just by that number alone
you can gauge our interest in the
Kansas area," said David Lawler,
executive vice president and chief
operating ofcer for the Oklaho-
ma City-based frm.
His comments in a phone inter-
view last week stand in sharp con-
trast to Shell Oil Co.'s September
announcement that the oil giant
would pull up stakes and sell its
Kansas assets. Te Shell move was
the latest in a litany of major oil
exploration companies that have
given up on the Kansas side of the
Mississippian Lime formation.
Using horizontal drilling and
a technique known as hydraulic
fracturing, or "fracking," to coax
out oil and natural gas, compa-
nies have amassed fortunes from
the porous limestone formation
in northern Oklahoma and had
hoped to do the same in southern
and western Kansas. But as major
oil players moved out, the focus
in the past few months shifed to
the stragglers, such as SandRidge,
and the speculation regarding
its plans for more than 1 million
acres of mineral leases the frm
SandRidge, which popularized
horizontal drilling in the lime for-
mation starting in 2010, has 170
producing wells in Kansas.
Lawler acknowledged his frm
took "a pretty aggressive explo-
ration program" when it drilled
its frst 25 exploration wells in
Kansas with mixed results. Some
showed really good results — as
prolifc as wells in Oklahoma —
while some did poorly.
But afer a shareholder revolt
last spring, the company's new
management has emphasized
improving proftability and scaled
"At this point we are taking a
more measured approach and
ensuring that we understand all
aspects of the area that we are
drilling in," he said. "So we are
going a little slower than we have
in the past because the rock does
change from county to county in
Kansas to a greater degree than in
Tere are geological diferenc-
es between the lime formation
below Oklahoma and Kansas,
experts say. Unlike Oklahoma, the
formation on the Kansas side is
typically shallower and varies in
depth, making it more difcult to
fnd the "sweet spot" where oil can
be proftably extracted.
SandRidge has had "strong"
successes with wells in Barber and
Harper counties in south-central
Kansas as well as Finney and
Hodgeman counties in southwest
Kansas, Lawler said. It plans to let
some leases go and add leases in
more promising areas. Te com-
pany expects to operate six rigs in
Kansas next year.
Shell halted its Kansas explor-
atory drilling program in May
and has put its 625,000 acres of
mineral leases in Kansas up for
sale, the company said.
"While Kansas has potential,
other opportunities within the
Shell portfolio provided more
growth opportunities," Shell
spokeswoman Kimberly Windon
wrote in an email.
SandRidge contends that with
its lower overhead, it can more
efciently develop its assets in
the formation than oil giants like
"We have been doing very well
in that same area and we have the
same type of data that Shell has,"
Lawler said. "We see opportunity
across all of Kansas."
SandRidge plans to drill 100 Kansas wells in 2014
A SandRidge Energy rig pumps oil near Anthony. SandRidge Energy said it plans to spend $350 million in 2014 to punch an
additional 100 horizontal wells and build associated infrastructure in the Mississippian Lime formation in Kansas.
“We will take every step we
can to protect the health
of Texas women.”
President of Planned Parenthood
Federation of America
Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law
Phil Thiltrickett, an opponent of abortion, prays outside a Planned Parenthood Clinic
on Oct. 29 in San Antonio. A federal appeals court judge is considering whether to
grant an emergency appeal that would allow the state to enforce a law that could
shut down a dozen abortion clinics in Texas.
efore I say anything else,
you should know that I
am white, I am a girl and
yes, I do have problems. But not
“#whitegurlprobz.” Just normal
people problems that have no
gender or race.
As fall comes to a close, the end
should also come for the white
girl stereotype. Social media out-
lets like Twitter have created an
image of the “common white girl,”
holding a Starbucks triple-grande
non-fat soy pumpkin-spice latte
with whipped cream (hold the
foam) in one hand and her
iPhone in the other, Instagram-
ming a selfe of her Uggs/yoga
pants combination. If she drops
her iPhone and it cracks, spilling
her cofee in the process, she
is experiencing a “whitegurl-
prob.” Other white girl problems
include, but are not limited to,
saying “literally” too ofen, being
teased for having an infnity
tattoo and not being able to load
Netfix to catch up on Gossip
What I cannot understand is
how these are solely “white girl
problems.” Anyone can crack
a phone or spill Starbucks, and
anyone can enjoy selfes and In-
stagram. So why are these things
pinned to the white girl image?
To understand why, it is import-
ant to understand what this per-
ception is saying about race itself.
It seems that these shallow images
are projecting the idea that white
people can’t possibly have real
problems compared to other rac-
es. Tis makes the idea of a white
girl’s defnition of a problem seem
laughable. While these jokes are
initially funny, girls do not realize
that they are putting themselves
down when they retweet these
shallow problems. Not only does
it create a negative image for all
white girls, but for themselves
too, because it implies and brags
about having a luxurious life —
one that non-white girls might
not have. Is that really the image
that we should be projecting? An
appearance of shallow privilege?
When tweeting about white girl
problems, it is also important
to realize these “problems” may
diminish actual problems. It may
be a white girl problem if the girl
rear-ends her car while trying to
Snapchat, but it is a real problem
if she actually gets hurt in the
process. In a less extreme case,
it might be a white girl problem
when a girl spills her cofee all
over her pants, but it is a real
problem if those are the only
pants she owns. We shouldn’t be
labeling these issues by the race
or gender of the person that has
the problem. Remember kids: la-
bels are for soup cans, not people
and their problems.
Oddly enough, it may be white
girls themselves who have created
the image by promoting it. While
the individual factors that make
up the stereotype can be applied
to anyone, the use of Twitter as a
way to vent have built the concept
of the common white girl. It
may be funny to retweet these
problems, but keep in mind that
every time you RT or favorite, the
stereotype continues to build.
In the end, girls are only hurting
themselves by saying that these
stereotypes are OK. It is perfectly
acceptable to take pictures of food
and cofee, but attributing these
exclusively to the “common white
girl” is nonsense.
So ladies, feel free to get as many
infnity tattoos as you desire and
take infnite amounts of selfes on
Sundays. Don’t let the “common
white girl” stereotype deter you
from being you, and if your
phone breaks or Netfix won’t
stop bufering, remember that
this is not a white girl problem.
It’s just your problem.
Meghan Ketcham is a freshman
majoring in journalism from
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 PAGE 4
ack when playing the game
“Never Have I Ever” was
fun and considerably enter-
taining, I would always start with
the same one. “Never have I ever
stolen something.” It somehow
didn’t occur to me that I had in
fact stolen not just one thing in an
isolated incident, but I had stolen
many things many times. I had
Te concept of “stealing,” or il-
legally downloading music on the
Internet, is no new phenomenon.
In fact, the word stealing might
even seem a little harsh consid-
ering the commonality of the act.
But that’s what it is afer all — isn’t
it? Why is it that when it comes to
the digital economy, our consum-
er conscious disappears?
On June 16, 2012, a newly hired
intern at All Songs Considered,
a multimedia blog through
NPR, posted an article titled, “I
Never Owned Any Music to Begin
With.” Te article immediately
erupted, causing an Internet
avalanche of responses — some
hasty, some supportive, but ulti-
mately feeding fuel to the already
heated debate over piracy.
In the article, the intern stated
that while her iTunes library
exceeded well over 11 thousand
songs, she had only purchased 15
CDs in her lifetime — an unset-
“I never went through the tran-
sition from physical to digital,”
the intern stated in the article.
Te same goes for most of us that
may be reading this — as part
of Gen-Y, we were raised in the
rapidly growing digital economy
— never fully comprehending that
we were losing things we barely
Te intern acknowledged this
in the article by saying, “I wish
I could say I miss album pack-
aging and liner notes and rue
the decline in album sales the
digital world has caused. But the
truth is, I’ve never supported
physical music as a consumer. As
monumental a role as musicians
and albums have played in my life,
I’ve never invested money in them
aside from concert tickets and
Honestly, for some time, I
too believed that this could be
enough. Tough I have, and still
do, praise the importance of live
performance and ofen fashion
concert and band T-shirts — I
learned that this is no way to truly
support any musician for their
work. Is it possible that we the
fans have become the sell-outs
here? Applauding ourselves for at-
tending a show or buying a shirt,
when in reality what most artists
want is to be making money for
just that — their art.
A documentary currently in the
works titled “Unsound” explores
these exact concepts in detail.
According to the ofcial site, “Un-
sound” will reveal “the dramatic
collapse of the music industry and
the unintended consequences the
Internet revolution is having on
creators of all kinds. Featuring
noteworthy musicians, flm-
makers, journalists and beyond,
“Unsound explores the struggle
for creators trying to survive
in the age of free,” according to
While the most prominent
digital music marketplace, iTunes,
along with streaming services
such as Pandora and Spotify,
seem to have fgured out how to
generate a ton of money in this
“age of free,” the “creators of all
kinds” still have a ways to go.
Last October, the Future of Music
Coalition held their annual Future
of Music Summit. Te summit
addresses current issues facing the
music industry, and the “ins-and-
outs of digital business models
and revenue generation” certainly
made the list on
While everyone in the music
industry desires and craves some
sort of digital business model
— some magic fx that will glue
together pieces of the past with
fragile fragments of the future
— I think that for now, we as
the Internet savvy, social-me-
generation, need to develop a con-
sumer consciousness applicable to
the digital economy that we will
continue to live in.
From the industrial revolution
to the digital one — never have I
ever been more eagerly concerned
to see what we will do next.
Lyndsey Havens is a sophomore
majoring in journalism from Chicago.
Digital economy requires new consumer consciousness
Don’t take everyday
happiness for granted
‘White girl problems’ create
BEING THANKFUL SOCIAL MEDIA
was 9 years old when I real-
ized that life is one twisting,
epic story. I started to see
the world in colors, words and
appropriately scored musical
themes. I saw my personal day-
to-day trials as the small ups and
downs that keep each chapter
of my life interesting. But with
this revelation, I’ve noticed —
and subsequently struggled
with — the assumption that my
life should be as easily managed
as a fctional story. With the
exposure to relatable, yet wholly
made-up narratives, it’s easy to
get caught up in the tropes of
writing and expect our own lives
to function in the same way.
As my years on campus have
passed, I have begun to see this
more and more in attitudes of
my peers — we all expect a hap-
py ending, because happy end-
ings are all we know. Tis, while
surely being something to strive
for, is a paradoxical assumption.
What I mean by that is, the more
we expect happy endings, the less
they tend to appear to us.
Te fact that happy endings
appear less frequently in our
lives does not necessitate the idea
that happy endings are occurring
in our lives less frequently; in
many ways, happy endings are
occurring in our lives constantly.
Te real issue here is that our
constant search for that typical,
fction-worthy happy ending
leaves us ignoring the real happy
endings that are actually present
in our lives. In other words, we
tend to ignore the good in our
lives because it simply isn’t a big
enough ‘good’ to acknowledge.
Tis is something that has
been bothering me a lot lately,
because frankly, ignoring — or
even assuming — the positives of
our lives lends itself to a habitual
focus on the negative, even when
that negative is so infnitesimally
small that it sounds absolutely
ridiculous to dwell upon. And
hence, the hashtag #frstworld-
problems was born.
So, for those of you lost in this
endless abyss of pessimism, and
in light of the upcoming holiday,
I lend my suggestions on a few
things to be thankful for this
1 A football coach and players
who still have faith enough
in our team to improve, even
though victory and fans come
2 Te facility workers who,
undoubtedly, were lef to retrieve
the pieces of goal post from last
weekend’s game out of the toxic
waste that is Potter Lake and the
jaws of the Potter lake whale.
3 We aren’t Mizzou.
4 A fresh basketball team with
promising talent, and the signs of
a good season ahead.
5 New NCAA rules that make
basketball games twice as long,
meaning twice as much excuse
not to do homework and watch
the game instead.
6 We aren’t Mizzou.
7 Great faculty and resources,
like the Hall Center for Human-
ities and the Honors Program,
that bring in amazing guest
lecturers, like Junot Diaz, and
provide support and scholarship
to high-achieving students.
8 Te KU Libraries, their
facilities and all of the resources
they provide. (Did you know you
can check out headphones and
laptops at the libraries?)
9 We aren’t Mizzou.
10 Mass Street, and the greater
area of Lawrence, for being gen-
uinely awesome in all respects.
11 And fnally the fact that we
are neither K-State, nor Mizzou.
If those don’t seem like reasons
enough to give thanks this year,
really stop and think about your
life and your privilege. A simple
Google search will lead you to
endless numbers of resources
detailing the struggle of everyday
life in poverty-stricken areas,
war-torn regions and third-world
countries. Te truth is, life as we
know it could be far worse than
you could probably ever fathom.
And we should be grateful that
Tasha Cerny is a senior majoring
in English from Salina.
The best thing about tonight’s game
has been not having to listen to Dick
Vitale wheeze his way through
I think that since I pay KU tuition
I should be able to access a live
broadcast of the KU game. Why is
that not a thing?
Just witnessed the KU band Wa-
bash...is it too late to transfer?
There’s nothing quite like that feeling
you get when you arrive at the stark
realization that you should have
wiped one more time.
Shoutout to Joel Embiid for waiting
an extended period of time to hold
the door for me... TWO DAYS IN A
ROW! What a classy guy.
If I had a dollar for every time the
BMX guy on Wescoe wrecked...
How to dress for game day without
breaking the bank: wear a KU t-shirt
and jeans because this is Kansas,
Do you ever knock back a few shots
on a Tuesday afternoon, just to make
life more interesting?
Why is the game day ﬂag not
ﬂying over Fraser??
EDITOR’S NOTE: It was ripped
up pretty badly on that
We got bats in Eaton!!
People feeling “insecure” about
Momo... Us gays have had this for
ages. We call it Grindr.
The bathroom doors at Wescoe are a
deathtrap. Both ways can’t push. It
just doesn’t make sense, I am per-
petually slamming the door in faces.
Can I write commentary
on sidewalk chalk?
You think the KU Kstate fb game
over Thanksgiving is bad? Try having
the KU Kstate game be over Winter
Break, which it is.
What if I told you that all of my FFA
submissions were secret codes to the
“Honk for Hemp” guy that used to
stand on Mass?
I am a capable, independent woman,
unless there’s a spider or I need the
nails on my right hand painted.
I like to go to the quiet zone of
Anschutz to take naps.
Did anyone else notice that the
piccolos did NOT do another wave :(
Please. For the love of God. Don’t do
the wabash cannonball again...
Congrats to Joel Embiid on his
Text your FFA
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@KansanOpinion I buy my music off of iTunes
legitimately, you thieving harlots.
@KansanOpinion Umm, I have a guy.
@KansanOpinion YouTube downloaders... ain’t
got no $$$. I will buy if I really love the band
packets for one
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By Tasha Cerny
By Lyndsey Havens
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Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 6
Stay close to home as much as you
can; re-juice and restore. Keep up
the good work; you're making a good
impression. Don't believe everything
you think. Realize a domestic dream.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
Dream up a juicy goal, and then
make it happen. Your skills are
getting more impressive. Stop for long
enough to give yourself credit. Keep
on learning. No gambling or shopping.
Craft your message, and get it out.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is a 9
There are opportunities to make
money, as well as some to lose
it. Keep a clear head. Don't let it
slip through your ﬁngers. A little
organization goes a long way. Friends
succumb to your sparkling wit.
Share a feast.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 9
Your power is intense. Don't bowl
someone over with your enthusiasm.
Your dreams are achievable, and you
see it. Follow your yellow brick road.
Bring a friend along for company
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 6
It's easier to get things done privately
now. Finish up old business with
your creative touch. You're especially
sensitive, and risk taking things too
personally. Think about it for a while
before spending. Comparison shop.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 7
Everything seems clear. You see the
changes you want to make. You're in-
clined to get a lot of work done; don't
forget to play. You and your friends
are just getting older. Escape routine.
Seize the day.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 7
Career opportunities arise. You
must be willing to play the game.
Sometimes all it takes is a bold dec-
laration, or to sign on the bottom line.
You don't need to know how. Draw
inspiration from loved ones
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is an 8
It's adventure time! Go to where
you've never been before. And discov-
er something new about yourself by
listening intently. Travel and romance
both look good for the next couple of
days. No need to be shy.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Get ready for transformation, or just
accept it. You feel rejuvenated and
ready for action. Curiosity makes you
quite attractive. Romance is part of
the picture. Do ﬁnancial planning.
Grow your family wealth.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is an 8
You're an expert at creating the right
team for the task at hand now. You're
encouraging and encouraged. Togeth-
er you can do more than you thought
possible. Don't leave anything to
chance. Plan the route to take.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 9
Embark on a challenging project at
work, and succeed by thinking from
a different perspective than normal.
Avoid distractions and focus on com-
pletion. Imagine the celebratory glass
of bubbly, and the impact of
the job done.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 7
Love is deﬁnitely in the air, and
serves comfort when money's tight.
Finish something you promised.
Honor your dreams and make them
real because you say so. Make it fun.
You'll soon have time to relax.
Action Bronson album
sequel worth a listen
ction Bronson is a rather
prolifc artist. Since
2011, he’s released eight
projects and has done numerous
guest verses. You’d think that
afer releasing so much material,
some of it would begin to become
stale and watered down, but this
is not the case — Action Bronson
only seems to get better with
each project. Bronson looks to
continue this success by teaming
up with remixer Party Supplies
for the sequel to last year’s stellar
mixtape, “Blue Chips.”
Te frst thing that should be
noted about “Blue Chips 2” is
that Party Supplies’ production
is perfect for Bronson. Tese two
artists were clearly meant to work
together. Sometimes Bronson
seems to get overwhelmed by
production, but he and Party
Supplies mesh so well that this
isn’t a problem on “Blue Chips 2,”
as it was on his last few releases.
Troughout “Blue Chips 2,” Par-
ty Supplies uses many samples,
but the song that stands out the
most is “Contemporary Man.”
Party Supplies has Bronson rap-
ping over samples of '80s pop hits
like Phil Collins’ “Sussudio” and
Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer.”
On paper, this shouldn’t work,
but they pull it of wonderfully.
Te beat switches every so ofen
from one '80s classic to another,
and Bronson doesn’t miss a step.
Bronson’s style is intriguing. He
doesn’t really make songs with
distinct concepts and stories. He
just raps. He’s usually all over the
place in his rhymes. One minute
he might be talking about eating
tacos in a foreign country, the
next he’s rapping about fxing
NBA games. Any other rap-
per probably couldn’t pull this
of, but it works for Bronson
because he’s hilarious. Some of
his one-liners will have listeners
bursting out in laughter.
However, Bronson’s lack of
fresh concepts and stories takes
away from the replay value in
many of Bronson’s projects,
including “Blue Chips 2.” Afer
you’ve heard it once, there’s not
much incentive to give it another
Despite its lack of replay value,
“Blue Chips 2” is a quality efort.
It’s worth a listen and it’s com-
pletely free. Tey’re few things
better than quality, free music.
— Edited by Chas Strobel
— Action Bronson
By Ryan Wright
We all know those recommen-
dations. Te ones that say, “If
you liked X, you must like Y.”
Sometimes they’re spot on. Other
times? Not so much. In fact, I was
perusing the Internet the other
day and found an entire post ded-
icated to the errors Netfix makes
in this practice.
Have no fear, fellow Netfix
addicts, for I will now try and cor-
rect those errors. In other words,
here are some recommendations
I believe make actual sense. Note:
All of the following shows are
available for instant streaming on
If you liked “Downton Abbey,” try
“Call the Midwife.”
Watching “Downton Abbey”
is like riding the most extreme,
emotional roller coaster. “Call
the Midwife” is another British
TV drama homerun. Tough it
doesn’t match the Abbey’s level of
emotional toil, it does have a good
mixture of drama, comedic relief
and an incredible cast.
Some other ideas for those of
you who like British TV shows:
“Merlin,” “Doctor Who,” “Fawlty
Towers” and “Sherlock.”
If you liked “Buffy the Vampire
Slayer,” try “Dollhouse.”
Really, as far as similarities go,
the only important one is Joss
Whedon. One of his less success-
ful endeavors, “Dollhouse” focuses
on Echo, a programmable doll
who tackles life-threatening situa-
tions with diferent personalities.
I believe this show is even better
than “Bufy,” but I’ve realized that
I’m on the unpopular side of that
argument most of the time.
If you like TV dramas that
feature a kickass female lead, you
should try: “Once Upon a Time,”
“Nikita,” “Lost Girl” and “Alias.”
If you liked “Psych,” try “Chuck.”
If you’re less interested in the
kickass female and more into
the loveable male, then “Chuck”
is where it’s at. Chuck and his
loveable personality had quite the
following during the show’s glory
days. Luckily, Netfix just added
the entire series. So, go forth,
fall in love and learn the ways of
this unconventional government
Other shows with loveable male
leads: “Archer,” “Firefy,” “White
Collar” and “Better Of Ted.”
If you liked “It’s Always Sunny in
Philadelphia,” try “Portlandia.”
Finally. Straight comedy lovers, I
haven’t forgotten you. “It’s Always
Sunny in Philadelphia” is one of
those TV shows that, no matter
what the occasion, I’ll watch while
fipping channels because I know
it’ll make me laugh and won’t
leave me disappointed. “Portland-
ia” is very similar — there was
never a time that I went through
an episode without laughing out
loud, sometimes at an embarrass-
Some other wonderful, reliable
comedies: “Te League,” “Tat
‘70s Show,” “Arrested Develop-
ment” and “Louie.”
— Edited by Kayla Overbey
Netﬂix’s ‘try this’ isn’t
always on the mark
—Neal Street Productions
—College Hill Pictures
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KANSAS STAT LEADERS
GAME TO REMEMBER
GAME TO FORGET
KANSAS 41 45 86
36 30 66 IONA
PLAYER PTS FG-FGA REBS A T0’s
Perry Ellis 21 9-11 7 1 0
Joel Embiid 16 7-7 13 0 4
Andrew Wiggins 13 4-9 7 3 0
Frank Mason 9 4-10 2 2 1
Wayne Selden Jr. 7 3-6 1 5 0
Andrew White III 6 2-3 1 0 1
Naadir Tharpe 5 2-5 3 10 1
Conner Frankamp 3 1-3 1 0 0
Other Players 6 1-4 5 2 5
TOTAL 86 33-58 40 23 12
PLAYER PTS FG-FGA REBS A T0’s
A.J. English 21 6-13 5 2 2
Sean Armand 14 5-15 2 3 4
David Laury 13 4-8 9 2 1
Tre Bowman 6 2-4 1 1 2
Ryden Hines 4 2-3 0 1 0
Isaiah Williams 3 1-7 7 1 1
Grant Ellis 3 1-2 0 0 0
Mike Poole 2 1-4 2 1 1
Other Players 0 0-1 0 1 1
TOTAL 66 22-57 26 12 12
Embiid Tharpe Ellis
Joel Embiid, center
Tarik Black, forward
Perry Ellis, asdfas
REBOUNDS ASSISTS POINTS
The seven-footer didn’t miss a ﬁeld goal as he
earned his ﬁrst double-double of the season with 16
points, 13 rebounds and two blocks. The Jayhawks
were plus-29 with Embiid on the court, nine better
than Perry Ellis who was second-best with a
Black again picked up early foul trouble, forcing the
Jayhawks to retreat to the bench early. He played
just nine minutes and ﬁnished with just one point
after going scoreless against Duke last week. He
has combined for just 15 minutes in the last two
games as Embiid is making a strong case to earn
the starting role.
Ellis notched his second straight 20-point game
as he tied with Iona guard A.J. English to lead all
scorers with 21. The most impressive feat was that
he did so on 9-for-11 shooting. He committed no
turnovers and only one foul.
Percentage of shots Kansas made
Iona made 12-19 shots from three-point range
Joel Embiid did not miss a shot, earning a perfect 7-7
Kansas is now 2-0 when leading at halftime.
Perry Ellis has now scored in the double digits in three straight
Naadir Tharpe reached double-digit assists for the second time in
Jayhawk backcourt doesn’t rely on jump shot
Freshman guard Wayne Selden, Jr., tied for the team lead with 13 points, contributing to the Kansas victory in the second exhibition game.
Kansas has been held to less than
40 percent shooting from three-
point range in its frst three games
this season. But that hasn’t seemed
Te Jayhawks fnished 4-for-14
from three-point range against
Iona on Tuesday, but found
success attacking the paint against
the Iona zone defense. While it’s
tempting to put up jump shots
against a defense concentrated in
the paint, Kansas was able to drive
the lane efectively and score easy
points near the basket.
“Te key to [attacking] zone
defenses is getting the ball to the
middle so you can break the de-
fense down,” guard Frank Mason
said. “Just keep moving the ball so
it doesn’t stay in one spot.”
Kansas has won the past two
games despite combining for
just seven successful three-point
attempts. Te winning formula
has been to score near the rim,
especially for the backcourt.
Te Jayhawk guards have
excelled at reaching the rim,
especially in the last two games.
In fact, Mason, Andrew Wiggins
and Wayne Selden have earned a
majority of their points this season
of the dribble and fnishing in the
Tis aggression helped Kansas
extend the lead into double digits
in the second half.
Afer going scoreless in the frst
half, Mason checked into the con-
test with 15 minutes remaining in
the game. Upon entering, he drove
the lane with ease and tallied seven
quick points on a couple foaters,
a driving layup and a free throw.
Mason fnished with nine points in
“Te lack of energy by some of
our key players kind of set the
tone for everything,” coach Bill
Self said. “Te second half, Frank
got in there and did some good
Mason stepped in against Duke
last week and excelled in the paint
as he totaled 15 points on the
night while going 11-for-12 from
the free throw line.
Following his stellar performance
at the Champion’s Classic, Wiggins
scored 13 points Tuesday with six
of his points coming of dunks.
All but three of his points came
attacking the rim as he also went
4-for-4 from the line. He shot just
25 percent from long-range on the
night and is 3-for-9 on the season.
Other than his smooth step-back
jumper late in the second half,
Wiggins scored most of his 22
points on layups and dunks.
Selden, who has struggled at
times this season, has been the
most efective when able to slash
to the basket. In his best game of
the season last week against Duke,
Selden put up 15 points with only
three points coming from the
outside. He is 2-for-7 from long
range this season. His seven points
last night against Iona came near
Especially with the new
hand-checking rules, this aggres-
sion has led to free points at the
charity stripe. Te Jayhawks have
gone to the free throw line 27
more times than their opponents
this season. Against the Gaels,
the Jayhawks made 16 of 25 free
All of these players are more than
capable of making multiple jump-
ers in a game, but no situation has
called for that yet this season. It’s
helped that Kansas hasn’t faced a
Te Jayhawks don’t need to put
up jump shots when their strength
earns easy baskets down low.
If Kansas needs a boost from
the three-point line, White III,
Frankamp and Greene will be
waiting on the bench.
— Edited by Emma McElhaney
Freshman guard Wayne Selden, Jr., listens to coach Bill Self during a break in the
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team this season with a 2.7 assist to turnover ratio.
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18:49 - Andrew Wiggins goes up without the ball and comes down with it. They call that an “alley-oop.”
10:54 - Joel Embiid sidesteps a few defenders and coasts into the lane for an easy layup to tie the game at 16.
3:36 - Joel Embiid puts up a reverse layup. He runs back on defense without ever seeing the shot fall. Kansas up 34-
19:44 - Andrew Wiggins starts off the half with a steal and dunk on the ﬁrst play. Kansas leads 58-36.
18:58 - Frank Mason makes a behind-the-back pass in midair to keep a ball in bounds. Selden converts the play
while drawing a foul, then sinks the free throw. 63-36, Kansas.
13:14- Andrew White III takes a page out of Wiggins’ playbook with a crafty spin move into the lane for a tough layup.
Freshman center Joel Embiid readies himself for a free throw.
At the free throw line, the Jayhawks shot 16 for 25, which is
just below their 69.2 percent season average.
Freshman guard Connor Frankamp shoots a three-pointer
during Tuesday night’s 86-66 victory over Iona. Frankamp
has made 1 of 4 three-pointers on the season.
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Why do amateurs even try painting? Is your art worthy of col-
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Cozart ofﬁcially listed as starter
“It is a test for us,” Coach Bonnie
Henrickson said afer the Jayhawks’
victory against Creighton. “It’s a
test for the young kids.”
Playing on the road is usually
more difcult for a team.
“It will be good. It’s a good Big 10
test for us,” Henrickson said. “You
get more pop for a road win. We
talk about that in the locker room.”
Te Jayhawks are starting to form
an identity on the court. Tey are
efcient on the ofensive end and
follow their gameplan. Tey’ve shot
an even 50 percent from the feld
In the frst three games, the
mentality was to frst throw the ball
inside to junior forward Chelsea
Gardner. Gardner is making 63
percent of her feld goals. Her shots
are usually around the rim, but she
showed of her range by hitting two
jump shots in the victory against
Creighton on Sunday.
Junior Asia Boyd is also emerging
as a viable scorer. She is second on
the team when it comes to scoring
and has set new career-highs in
points in every game this season.
One player who has been quiet so
far is junior Natalie Knight. Afer
returning from an ACL injury, she
is struggling to fnd the basket. She
leads the team in assists with 14.
Te Golden Gophers are coming
of a loss to Kansas’ last opponent,
Creighton. Minnesota, which
played Creighton the day before
the Jayhawks’ did, was hindered
by turnovers. Te team made 46
percent of its shots, but couldn’t
hold onto enough opportunities to
capitalize on the high percentage.
Minnesota sophomore guard
Rachel Banham has scored in
double-digits for 19 straight games.
She’s just in the beginning of her
sophomore season, but Banham is
already climbing up Minnesota’s
all-time scoring list and currently
sits in 13th place with 712 points.
Minnesota and Kansas matched
up last December, which resulted
in a Jayhawk victory. Kansas leads
the series 14-3, but all three Golden
Gopher victories have come in
Afer this trip, the Jayhawks head
to their Tanksgiving tournament
in the Virgin Islands. Tey will
play three games on neutral courts.
Henrickson said they’ve talked
about the scenery they’ll encounter
in their travels and will focus
on scouting the opponents afer
“We’ve got a chance to go get
another big win and go win on the
road at a Big 10 program. Tat’s the
most important thing,” Henrickson
— Edited by Kayla Overbey
Freshman quarterback Montell Cozart runs the ball during a game against West Virginia on Nov. 16. Cozart took every snap in
the 31-19 victory over West Virginia.
Jayhawks head to Minnesota for ﬁrst road game
Junior forward Chelsea Gardner defends during the game against Creighton on Nov. 17. Gardner is leading the team with an
average of 22.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
Afer the No. 22 Jayhawks (20-6,
10-3) defeated their in-state rival
Kansas State on Saturday, Kansas
looks to even out the series against
the Iowa State Cyclones (17-6, 10-
2) tonight in Ames, Iowa.
Te win against Kansas State
was win number 20 for Jayhawk
volleyball this season and was the
second consecutive season with
more than 20 wins. Te last time
the Kansas volleyball program
posted a back-to-back 20-win
season was during the 1982-83
season. Coach Ray Bechard, who
has never had a back-to-back 20-
win season, said he is proud.
“Especially with the schedule we
took on this year,” Bechard said.
“Twenty is a good mark and I think
it is the frst time back-to-back
20-win ever ... We have to keep
stacking them like that, but that is
a good place to start.”
Te 20-win streak is important
to the players too. Redshirt senior
Catherine Carmichael worked
hard all season to help the team get
to where it is today.
“People say we don’t want to
talk about last year, but you have
such success one year then you
don’t want to come back and have
everyone expecting the same thing
but not deliver,” Carmichael said.
“We tried not to compare ourselves
to last year, but making ourselves
However, tonight’s match has
meaning other than the potential
of a 21-win streak. Not only have
the Jayhawks not pulled out a win
in Ames since 2004, whoever wins
tonight will be No. 2 in the Big 12
will hold the
Kansas if a tie
takes place at
the end of the
Jayhawks will have sole control
over the No. 2 spot of the Big 12
Conference, because of Iowa State’s
loss to Oklahoma on Oct. 5.
Te Jayhawks play a little better
away from the Horejsi Athletic
Center, because Kansas is 9-2 when
playing on the road compare to
the 8-3 home record. Tonight’s
match will be the
road match of the
Te last time
the Jayhawks and
Cyclones faced of,
the match went
fve sets and came
down to the last
point, where the
the ffh set on top 15-13. In the
same match, Kansas redshirt senior
middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc
became the Jayhawks’ all-time
leading blocker, but she would have
taken the win any day, she said.
Round two between Kansas
and Iowa State will come down
to who plays their game the best.
Te Cyclones lead the Big 12
Conference with almost two service
aces per set, but the Jayhawks lead
the conference by allowing the least
amount of aces a set (.67).
Iowa State is one of the best
defensive teams in the Big 12
Conference. Te Cyclones lead the
Big 12 by averaging just under 17
digs a set, which is lead by 2012
All-American libero Kristen Hahn.
Hahn leads the Big 12 with six digs
Kansas senior libero Brianne
Riley is third with 4.5 digs per set
in the Big 12 Conference, behind
Riley, who had her 51 double-
digit dig match streak broken
Saturday, will try to help the
Jayhawks defend the Iowa State
Cyclones at 6:30 p.m.
“We can have a great week, if we
can go to Ames and put together a
great efort,” coach Bechard said.
— Edited by Chas Strobel
“We tried not to compare
ourselves to last year, but
making ourselves better.”
Kansas faces Iowa State tonight, aims for 21-win streak
COZART ATOP THE DEPTH CHART
To nobody’s surprise, Montell
Cozart was listed on the depth
chart as the starter ofcially for the
frst time this week.
Cozart took every single snap in
Kansas’ 31-19 victory over West
Virginia, and progress is being
made in grooming the freshman
quarterback for the future.
Jake Heaps has been praised for
his role in helping Cozart feel com-
fortable in a situation that can get
messy a lot of times.
When someone takes your job
away — as Cozart did to Heaps
— players can be dismissive, but
thanks to Heaps, everything has
gone smoothly for Kansas football.
“Jake — how he has handled
Montell has been one of the
biggest blessings we’ve dealt with,”
Kansas’ gray jerseys in the game
versus West Virginia were hard to
decipher on the feld according to
Weis, but it won’t be the last time
the team wears them.
“We won the game; wouldn’t you
want us to wear those uniforms ev-
ery game?” Weis said.
Weis mentioned that it garnered
some complaints from the press
box and he even acknowledged the
difculty of seeing the numbers up
close. Weis doesn’t have any input
on how the jerseys are selected and
said he doesn’t have any idea about
FRIGID WEATHER FORECAST IN AMES
ON SATURDAY NIGHT
Te weather in Ames, Iowa, on
Saturday night isn’t anticipated
to be exactly toasty for Kansas vs.
Te projected high is 22 degrees
with winds maxing out at 21 miles
per hour, and a low of 10 degrees
Weis noted that it will be sig-
nifcantly warmer in both places
during the week than it will be on
game day. Weis said that there’s no
distinct advantage for either team
because of the similar conditions
Weis said he addressed it once
afer Tuesday’s practice and won’t
mention it again. He said he doesn’t
want to hear any complaints from
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t’s Monday morning afer the Chiefs vs.
Broncos game — the NFL game of the
year thus far. As usual with my morn-
ing routine, I scroll through a timeline full
of tweets, many relating to last night’s 27-17
win by the Broncos.
I was fortunate to see one of my buddies, a
Broncos fan, make a fabulously bold claim.
And I took the bait.
“So much for that mean Chiefs D owning
the old immobile Peyton.. wait what?” the
It usually takes about 15 minutes for me
to sloth out of bed each morning. But afer
seeing this, it was a must that I rush to my
laptop, crunch the numbers and prove him
Te initial look at Manning’s numbers is
impressive. He played a mistake-free game
while still amassing over 300 yards through
the air. And Denver thoroughly won the
two most important in-game matchups.
An injury-riddled ofensive line was sup-
posed be fresh meat for the Chiefs’ NFL
leading pass rush. Te hobbling Manning
was never sacked, nor even knocked down.
Perhaps the Chiefs’ greatest perceived ad-
vantage entering the game proved to be just
Te other matchup featured the physi-
cal defensive backs of Kansas City against
a Denver receiving group prone to strug-
gle against that type of play. Kansas City’s
Marcus Cooper looked like the rookie he is
against Denver’s Demaryius Tomas, giving
up combinations of penalties and big plays.
Couple those with a turnover and leaving
points on the feld, and that’s no formula for
beating the Broncos.
But if you really do crunch the numbers,
that “mean Chiefs D” my friend satirically
mentioned was still actually much closer
to living up to its billing. Because you can’t
own Manning, but you can change him.
Peyton Manning’s numbers against the Chiefs
· 24 completed passes of 40 attempts,
60 percent completion
· 323 yards passing
· 1 touchdown
· 0 interceptions
· ESPN QBR rating of 66.5
Manning’s 66.5 QBR for the game puts
him just above the season averages of An-
drew Luck, Matthew Staford, Russell Wil-
son and Matt Ryan — good, but hardly elite
quarterbacks in the game. Te number falls
far short of Manning’s NFL leading 82.2
QBR average and would move
him from a distant frst to crowd-
ed sixth on that list.
So essentially, that “mean
Chiefs D” transformed the
world’s best quarterback from
elite to above average.
Te 60 percent completion rate
Manning posted was his sec-
ond lowest in his 10 games this
year. His only lower percentage
(59.2) came in Denver’s loss to
the Indianapolis Colts. Sunday’s
percentage was 9.9 percent low-
er than Manning’s season average and
would rank him 20th in the NFL if that
were his season average. Tat percentage
would trail the less-than-impressive names
of Chad Henne, Sam Bradford and Jake
So essentially, that “mean Chiefs D” made
a future Hall-of-Famer look like a Jaguars
Also, Denver wasn’t shy about throwing
the football Sunday. Manning dropped back
to throw 40 times on the night, just one at-
tempt under his season average. He trails
only Matthew Staford and Andy Dalton in
this category. So if the argument is that the
sample size was skewed against this “mean
Chiefs D,” it’s actually a perfect match.
Kansas City did not sell out to stop Den-
ver’s passing attack either. Te Broncos ran
the ball 36 times for 104 yards. Te result
was an average of less than three yards-per-
carry and no rush longer than 11 yards.
Give credit where
credit is due, of
course. Manning is a
stud, and the defnite
reason the Broncos
can beat the Chiefs —
and anybody — on any
Sunday. He didn’t make
a costly mistake and nev-
er took a sack. But he’s not
the kryptonite to the super
Chiefs defense. His numbers
were good, not great. It’s proof
he breathes oxygen and needs
water like the rest of us humans.
Manning is no Superman, merely a beatable
Batman with lots of toys.
Neither team has time to look ahead to
“Te Rematch” on Dec. 1 at Arrowhead.
Te Broncos travel to New England for
another Sunday night showdown and the
Chiefs host a capable San Diego team. Ad-
justments will be made on both teams. In
two weeks, America will get to watch it all
again — likely with the division, home-feld
advantage and legitimate playof aspirations
on the line.
But before everyone crowns Denver cham-
pions of AFC, that “mean Chiefs D” will
have another chance to settle the score with
Peyton Manning. And this time with the
loudest open-air stadium in the world on
— Edited by Emma McElhaney
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FACT OF THE DAY
TRIVIA OF THE DAY
THE MORNING BREW
Q: In what game did Peyton Manning
have his worst QBR rating?
A: Washington Redskins, 52.7
Coming into the Denver game, the most
points the Chiefs had given up was 17.
The Broncos scored 27 points.
Chiefs defense brings Manning’s stats down a notch
“The guys up front really answered the
bell. They had a great challenge against
an excellent pass rush. It was critical to
the game tonight.”
— Peyton Manning
on his offensive line Sunday
to the New York Daily News
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Kansas City, Kan.
Terre Haute, Ind.
By Jackson Long
No. 6 Duke beats
East Carolina 83-74
DURHAM, N.C. — Rodney Hood scored
a career-high 30 points Tuesday night to
help sixth-ranked Duke beat East Caroli-
na 83-74 in the NIT Season Tipoff.
Freshman Jabari Parker had 21 points
and nine rebounds for the Blue Devils
(4-1), who survived a tougher-than-ex-
pected ﬁght from the underdog Pirates
to improve to 24-2 all-time in the early
Duke led by a single point with about 7
minutes left but stayed in front and did
enough in the ﬁnal 2½ minutes to turn
away East Carolina (4-1).
The Blue Devils advanced to next
week's semiﬁnals in New York's Madison
Prince Williams scored 15 for the
Pirates, who shot 40 percent but helped
themselves by hitting the offensive glass
for a 16-3 edge in second-chance points.
East Carolina fell to 0-21 all-time
against Duke, though the Pirates ﬂirted
with earning their ﬁrst win against a
ranked opponent in nearly 11 years.
Duke led by 18 points late in the ﬁrst
half after a hot-shooting start, but the
Pirates didn't let the Blue Devils put
together a knockout run. Instead, the
Pirates closed the gap to 11 by halftime,
and then kept inching closer and closer
East Carolina twice got within a point,
the last coming on Williams' free throws
with 6:58 left, but never could push in
Duke helped itself by playing with com-
posure down the stretch, hitting all eight
of its free throws in the ﬁnal 2:34 to stay
in control. Parker also came through
with a big defensive sequence with Duke
protecting a 75-70 lead, swatting a
leaner from Williams out of bounds and
then stufﬁng a driving shot from Antonio
Hood hit two free throws to make it 77-
70, and East Carolina didn't get closer
than ﬁve again.
Duke ﬁnished 24 for 31 from the foul
line, including 19 for 24 after halftime.
The Blue Devils beat UNC Asheville 91-
55 on Monday night, getting 21 points
and 10 rebounds from Parker while Hood
ﬁnished with 18. The Blue Devils shot 57
percent in that one, the fourth straight
time they had shot better than 50
percent to open Mike Krzyzewski's 34th
season in Durham.
The Pirates had a much tougher
time in their Tipoff opener, needing to
rally from 17 down to beat Norfolk State
76-74. That game at Cameron Indoor
Stadium marked a return to unfriendly
surroundings for Pirates coach Jeff Lebo,
who played for Dean Smith at hated rival
North Carolina in the 1980s.
When Duke couldn't miss to start the
game, it looked as if Lebo's Pirates were
in for a miserable night.
The Blue Devils hit their ﬁrst 11 shots
and didn't miss until nearly 9 minutes
into the game, with Parker's dunk and
Hood's driving basket giving them a
23-9 lead in that opening ﬂurry.
— Associated Press
Volume 126 Issue 50 kansan.com Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Hitting the road
Jayhawks take on Iowa State
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
By Blair Sheade
Junior Tony Pierson is the leading
receiver for Kansas, despite missing
four games this season. Pierson
takes pressure of the Jayhawks’
running attack by forcing the
defense to contain him on the
Tat’s why Charlie Weis faces a
difcult decision: whether or not to
get Pierson back on the feld as soon
as possible afer he lef Saturday’s
victory over West Virginia with
signs of concussion for the third
time this season.
“In the age of concussions,
somebody has to make a stand,”
Weis said, as part of an explanation
for why Pierson was not listed on
the depth chart Tuesday.
“Te age of concussions” has
reached all levels of the sport.
In the last two years, the nation’s
largest youth football league, Pop
Warner, has seen its largest drop in
participation since it began keeping
track, according to ESPN.
In August, the NFL and ex-
players reached a $765 million
settlement on a lawsuit over
concussion-related brain injuries.
Tere have been tragedies, like the
suicide of former NFL linebacker
Junior Seau, linked to chronic brain
damage from playing football.
Former Kansas fullback
Christopher Powell, who played
from 1990-1994, recently fled a
lawsuit against the NCAA. Powell
alleged that the NCAA failed to
adequately protect athletes from
In 2010, the NCAA adopted a
policy that requires all programs
to have a concussion management
plan on fle, but there is no
established protocol for how
medical staf should treat a
“I think that because of some of the
tragedies that have occurred, you
know, players killing themselves
and things like that, it’s going to
head in the direction that when
a guy goes out with a concussion
it’s going to be long periods before
they return,” Weis said.
For Tony Pierson, the issue is not
just that he is recovering from a
concussion, but that he has already
returned twice from concussion
symptoms and has then had to
leave the game once again.
Te Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention’s website for the
USA Football’s Heads Up campaign
for concussion awareness in the
sports says that “If an athlete has
a concussion, his brain needs time
to heal. A repeat concussion occurs
before the brain recovers from the
frst — usually within a short time
period (hours, days, weeks) —
can slow recovery or increase the
chances for long-term problems.
In rare cases, repeat concussions
can result in brain swelling or
permanent brain damage.”
Weis knows that having Pierson
on the feld is best for the team, but
it could be risking his long-term
“Te best thing for Tony’s health,
therefore the right thing to do, is
instead of coming out and putting
him down on the depth chart ... at
the end of the day, the right thing is
for me and the training staf to sit
there and say, ‘Tony, you might be
able to go, but you’re sitting down
the next two weeks. We’re going to
make sure this head of yours clears
up,’” Weis said.
Weis said that as a coach, he is
in a position to take steps toward
So Pierson will not likely be seen
on the feld for the fnal games of
the season against Iowa State and
Kansas State. Tat will give him
at least three months to recover
before taking the feld again for
“If we really want to practice
what we preach, instead of being
hypocritical, I think that we have to
be the trendsetters,” Weis said. “It’s
tough now, you’re losing football
games and one of your best players.
Maybe he can go, maybe he can’t
go, but really for what? What do
you gain and at what risk?”
— Edited by Chas Strobel
Pierson suffers head injury, may sit out remaining games
Junior wide receiver Tony Pierson, Kansas’ top receiver, drops the ball against Texas Tech on Oct. 5. Pierson was concussed
during that game and showed signs of concussion in Saturday’s victory over West Virginia.
Father of Joel Embiid sees his son play basketball for the first time
llen Fieldhouse had the
wind knocked out of its
sail four minutes into the
game Tuesday night.
Not because Iona took a three-
point lead with 15 minutes lef in
the frst half, but because of foul
trouble that forced starting transfer
senior center Tarik Black to the
bench with two fouls.
“We need him to get better,” coach
Bill Self said about Black’s perfor-
Te frst to replace Black of the
bench was sophomore center Jamari
Traylor, who had only one board,
one assist, one block and one mov-
ing screen foul in a matter of two
minutes and 30 seconds.
Afer Traylor turned the ball
over on two outlet passes, Self had
enough and replaced Traylor with
freshman center Joel Embiid with
12 and a half minutes lef in the frst.
Once Embiid stepped on the foor,
the ofensive scoring exploded.
Sophomore power forward Perry
Ellis found more opportunities to
succeed without Black on the court.
Ellis scored only two points and
had zero rebounds while Black was
on the foor. Te reason could be
that Black took up too much space
in the paint for Ellis to fnd room
to make plays. Or it could be that
Black’s inability to move without the
ball caused Ellis not to play close to
the basket. Or perhaps Embiid was a
better combination with Ellis.
Whatever the factor may be, Ellis
scored 13 frst half points, which
was the third time this season Ellis
had double-digit frst half points,
and grabbed four boards without
Ellis fnished with 21 points and
“I expected that Perry could be our
leading scorer,” Self said.
Ellis wasn’t the only benefciary
without Black on the foor — Em-
biid had his breakthrough game last
night and oh boy, did he shine.
Te frst time Embiid touched the
ball, he drove to the rim from the
top of the key and fnished with
a fnesse fnger roll that no one
expected from a seven-footer. Te
crowd went crazy afer the play and
that was only the start.
“Te kid is an NBA player and
has a bright future ahead of him,”
Iona coach Tim Cluess said about
Toward the end of the frst half,
Embiid set up on the low block and
posted up for a pro-style hook shot
that hit nothing but net. Te next
play, Embiid drove baseline, spun
of a defender, then went up and
under for the fnish. Embiid showed
great hands and footwork last night.
Embiid ended the frst half with
eight points and four rebounds in
“It was good to see Joel make some
shots because he has been rushed
up to this point,” Self said. “He has a
chance to be a special player without
In the second half, Embiid had
the freak athlete play of the game.
Junior guard Nadir Tarpe threw
up a lob pass to the top right hand
corner of the backboard and Embiid
came out of thin air and fushed the
Embiid fnished the game with
a career-high 16 points and 13
Defensively, Embiid had a solid
performance with two blocks and
his long arms caused a lot of prob-
lems for the ofense.
Last night the fans saw a star
emerge within Embiid.
Self said that there is a chance
for him to start by the end of the
— Edited by Chas Strobel
Freshman center Joel Embiid readies himself for a free throw. At the free throw line, the Jayhawks shot 16 for 25, which is just
below their 69.2 percent season average.
Tomas Embiid landed in
Kansas City around 5 p.m.
Tuesday evening. It was the frst
time he’d seen the Midwest.
Really, it would be the frst
of many frsts. He arrived in
Lawrence an hour or so later
and took his frst step in Allen
Fieldhouse. He watched the fans
pile in and the building fll to
capacity. Ten he witnessed his
son, Joel, score 16 points as No. 2
Kansas defeated Iona 86-66.
It was the frst time Tomas
Embiid had ever seen his child
“I am very, very impressed,” the
elder Embiid said aferwards.
He wasn’t alone.
“He’s a monster in there,” Iona
coach Tim Cluess said. “I don’t
think we had the bodies to lean
on him. Defensively we lost him,
which I don’t know how, he’s
pretty easy to fnd.”
Kansas coaches felt Embiid
could develop into an assertive
center. Not many expected that
development to show in his third
Te undersized Gaels tried
to pester the seven-footer, but
Embiid kept going over them.
Early in the second half, Naadir
Tarpe set up behind the 3-point
line and tossed a quick lob to
Embiid who stationed himself
near the paint. He simply had to
hop in order to throw it down.
Embiid’s father wasn’t exactly
aware of how far Joel had
come afer playing basketball
for just three years. Perhaps
for lack of a stronger English
vocabulary, Tomas Embiid
could only describe his reaction
What’s most noticeable is
how Embiid changed the game,
becoming the big body force
Kansas needed afer Jef Withey
graduated last year.
Aside from three fouls and four
turnovers, Embiid put on a near
fawless performance. He shot
7-7 from the feld, recorded 13
rebounds and made two blocks.
It was Embiid’s frst collegiate
“I don’t think I played well
because he was there,” Embiid
said of his father. “Coach always
gives me his trust and it’s making
me more confdent.”
Embiid wasn’t the only Jayhawk
to beneft from Iona’s lack of size.
Perry Ellis recorded his second
straight game with at least 20
points (21). Trough three games
he’s averaging 19 points.
“We can’t stop him,” Embiid
said about guarding Ellis in
practice. “You would think
sometimes he would go of his
lef shoulder but then he will go
of of his right shoulder. He’s very
hard to guard.”
Ellis said his skill set is tough
to handle when facing a zone
defense like the one Iona runs.
Tat zone also allowed the
Jayhawks to shoot 57 percent
from the feld and Embiid to tear
the Gaels up inside.
Most of Embiid’s shots came
without much of a challenge. Just
a quick pass down low and an easy
lay in. Others made it seem like
the freshman was unguardable.
Like the reverse layup he scored
under the basket that rolled of
his fngertips and through the
rim — all while Embiid was
looking in the opposite direction.
Or when he sidestepped a few
defenders while gliding to the
Tis was a frst for Embiid
too. His father said Joel came to
America to improve himself. As
far as Kansas coach Bill Self is
concerned, there’s still a few more
frsts to go.
“You guys saw just a small
glimpse of Embiid’s feet tonight,”
Self said. “He’s just fguring
stuf out. I still think we haven’t
scratched the surface.”
— Edited by Chas Strobel
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