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Today is the 563rd anniversary of Jack Cade’s
revolt against King Henry VI.
Just give up already.
WHAT TO KNOW
Sleeping through a bor-
ing lecture is not an option for
Colleen Cesaretti, a freshman
from Naperville, Ill., during her
Infomania class in the journalism
school, where she learns about the
subject of information manage-
Taught by Doug Ward, associate
professor of journalism, Infomania
is one of the new breed of cours-
es known as hybrid classes. This
up-and-coming classroom format
combines students learning mate-
rial through online resources and
working on group projects during
Each week, Cesaretti and a group
of six summarize assigned read-
ings into websites to connect each
week’s readings together and dem-
onstrate their progress for Ward.
“This class is very technologi-
cally oriented and really promotes
collaboration and teamwork within
our group,” Cesaretti said. “It is
refreshing to be able to come to
class and not have to sit and just
look at Powerpoints all day. The
class style is very conversational,
and I feel that this makes students
more likely and willing to talk and
contribute their ideas.”
Along with online and lecture
styles, hybrid (HB) classes will be
available to University students
as an official designation begin-
ning this summer, said Julie Loats,
director of the Center for Online
and Distance Learning. Loats said
10 classes are marked as HB for
summer, which will expand to 36
in the fall.
“In those large format lecture
courses, we see potentially high
drop, fail or withdrawal rates,”
Loats said. “The University has a
keen interest in helping to lower
those rates by making sure stu-
dents are successful in moving
through those courses because a
lot of time that’s their first experi-
ences at KU.”
Through collaborating on her
group’s project focused on curating
information Christina Ostmeyer, a
freshman from Colby also taking
Ward’s Infomania class, said she
has learned a lot through working
with her fellow classmates.
“I definitely feel that my reten-
tion of the material has improved
through the format that the class is
presented in,” Ostmeyer said.
By putting readings online,
Ward said his class encourages
students to take an active role in
their education, compared to the
passive learning style of traditional
“It’s the least effective means of
teaching there is,” Ward said of
classroom lectures, despite being
used for the past 150 years. “Are
students learning? Sometimes.
They may be looking out the win-
dow. They may be doing the cross-
word puzzle. They may be doing a
whole lot of things. It doesn’t mean
After teaching both online and
lecture classes before, Ward decid-
ed to put class material online and
reserve class time for small group
collaboration. Ward said students
learn best by interacting in small
“When students were away from
fifth grade desks and were at tables
in their groups, they started talking
to one another,” Ward said.
While John Griffin, a freshman
from Dallas, appreciates the per-
sonalized learning experience of
Infomania, it took some effort for
him to adjust to the hybrid format.
“At first it was definitely tricky,”
Griffin said. “When you’re given
a lot of freedom like we’ve had,
you actually end up wanting some
direction to make sure you’re doing
Milton Wendland, assistant
professor of Women, Gender and
Sexuality Studies at the University,
has also found the format chal-
lenging as he prepares to teach
Studies in Intersections of Identity
as a four-week hybrid course this
“The reduced face-to-face con-
tact time is problematic because so
much learning takes places because
of personal interactions in the
classroom,” Wendland said. “Using
discussion boards and even video-
conferencing will never replace in-
Wendland still recognizes the
convenience of the format for stu-
dents, and plans to maximize the
productivity of the in-class portion
of the class.
Now in the final week of classes,
Colleen Cesaretti has been col-
laborating more than ever with
her group as well as the rest of the
class on their final project, which is
focused on digital collaboration.
“The hybrid format of this class
really does help me retain material
that we have learned because we do
so much discussing and connect-
ing of the overall ideas,” Cesaretti
— Edited by Dylan Lysen
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
May 10 May 11
Grad Grill at
The Adams Alumni Center
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Student Alumni Association
Finals Dinner at the AAC
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Commencement Open House at
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Gates at Memorial Stadium will
open at 9 a.m. for guests, and
no tickets are required. Check-in
for graduates is at 10 a.m. on
Black Alumni Congratulatory
Graduation Banquet and
Hispanic Alumni Congratulatory
Your guide to planning Commencement
University experiments with hybrid classes to engage students
John Grifﬁn, a freshman from Dallas, sits in class Tuesday afternoon in the commons in Spooner Hall. Grifﬁn has been working in a group in associate professor Doug
Ward’s Infomania class. The group is creating a KU survival guide for incoming freshman.
CHECK OUT GRADUATION COVERAGE ALL WEEKEND
2013 GRADUATION BY THE NUMBERS
4,000 students have completed the application for a degree for Spring 2013
According to KU News
New York City is the top city for recent graduates. Other top cities include
Washington, D.C., Seattle, Chicago and Denver
According to the Apartment Guide blog
The top company to work for is Facebook
According to Glassdoor’s Employee’s Choice Awards
The current unemployment rate is 7.5 percent. The unemployment rate for
graduates with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 3.9 percent
According to the lastest BLS report
The top starting salary for a graduate is $63,000 (engineering) followed by
$60,000 (computer science). The lowest starting salary is $37,000 (humanities
and social sciences). According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers
A list of recognition ceremonies by department and school are available at commencement.dept.ku.edu/schedules/
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WHAT: Lawrence Potters Guild sale
WHERE: Carnegie Building, 200 W.
WHEN:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ABOUT: Support the Lawrence Potters
Guild at their spring sale, just in time
for Mother’s Day and graduation.
WHAT: 3rd Annual Red Rockin’ Music
WHERE: Buford M. Watson Park
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ABOUT: This event beneﬁtting the
Lawrence Community Nursery School
features music, games, food and Free
Thursday, May 9th Friday, May 10th Saturday, May 11th Wednesday, May 8th
WHAT: Unclassiﬁed Senate - Full Sen-
WHERE: Kansas Union, Malott Room
WHEN: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
ABOUT: Want to see how student gov-
ernment works? Attend the monthly
Unclassiﬁed Senate meeting. It’s open
to the public.
WHAT: Screening of “Nawang Gombu:
Heart of a Tiger”
WHERE: Dole Institute of Politics
WHEN: 3 p.m.
ABOUT: This documentary celebrates
the life of the Sherpa who became the
ﬁrst man to climb Mt. Everest twice.
The Dole Institute will hold a discus-
sion with producer Bev Chapman after
WHAT: KU School of Music Youth
WHERE: Murphy Hall, 328
WHEN: 5 to 6 p.m.
ABOUT: This choral group, composed
of community children, will have its
ﬁnal performance of the school year.
Admittance is free.
WHAT: KU Tango Spring Classes
WHERE: Kansas Union
WHEN: 7:45 p.m.
ABOUT: Bring your dancing shoes
and an adventurous spirit to this free
WHAT: KJHK and SUA present Bad
WHERE: Bottleneck, 737 New Hamp-
WHEN: 8 p.m.
ABOUT: Enjoy the musical styling of
Bad Rabbits, a fusion of futuristic
R&B and post-rock, free with your
WHAT: Talib Kweli
WHERE: The Granada, 1020 Mas-
WHEN: 8:30 p.m.
ABOUT: In the mood for some politi-
cal hip hop? Tickets are $22 to see
Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli
perform at The Granada.
Student takes nonproﬁt job with Teach for America
When Bailey Reimer discusses
her post-graduation plans, she
often gets one
of two reac-
tions: people are
for her safety, or
people are excit-
ed for the expe-
rience in a big
city. The reality
is somewhere in
Reimer, a senior from Shawnee,
has been accepted into Teach For
America, a national nonprofit
organization that sends recent
high-achieving college graduates
to teach in low-income communi-
ties. According to the organiza-
tion’s website, more than 58,000
new 2012 graduates entered the
program last year.
The more she thought about
leaving the Lawrence area to go
into nonprofit education work, it
seemed to make more sense to
use Teach For America as a sup-
port staff to get acclimated to the
demands of teaching in a class-
“I’m still really young and I’m
still figuring out where exactly my
niche will be,” Reimer said. “I like
the idea that I can do this for two
years and if I love it, I can do it for
Teach For America works to
eliminate educational inequity.
When she finished her application
to the program in early November,
Reimer knew she would spend the
next two years earning her teaching
certification and the salary of fel-
low public school teachers (ranging
from $25,500 to $51,000 annually).
Volunteer work is no new field
for Reimer. After a couple of mis-
sion trips and a high school pro-
gram where she helped teach a sec-
ond-grade class for one hour every
day her senior year, she stumbled
across an Alternative Breaks infor-
mation table at the Kansas Union
as a freshman. After her first trip,
a week in the winter of 2010 spent
working with Teach For America
in Chicago, the very city she’ll now
be moving to, she was hooked.
“The people who get involved
in Alternative Breaks are some of
the smartest, most conscientious
people I’ve ever met,” Reimer said.
“And Alternative Breaks has helped
me develop a lot as a student, as a
citizen and just as a person.”
With a few week-long and
weekend trips under her belt, she
coordinated this past summer and
winter’s Alternative Break week-
long trips. She said the Teach For
America program is appealing
because it focuses on social jus-
tice. Kids from poor families aren’t
given the same opportunities as
kids in wealthier public school dis-
tricts that can afford to bring in the
best teachers and programs.
“It’s addressing a very real need
and because it’s been around for
more than 30 years now, they have
an infrastructure of support that
really allows people to flourish,”
She may not find out which pub-
lic school in the Chicago area is
able to hire her until as late as
August, but, as she knows she’s
been placed to teach a bilingual
elementary classroom, Reimer is
likely to find herself leading a pre-
dominantly hispanic classroom.
She considers herself highly pro-
ficient in Spanish, especially after
her semester-long study abroad
program in Costa Rica.
“Even if I was a Spanish major
and had taken 40 hours of Spanish
lit, I feel like I’d still have a lot of
learning to do to know how to
teach a second grader in Spanish,”
After six weeks of intensive
classes through Teach For America
to provisionally certify her to teach,
Reimer will spend this fall both
teaching and taking 14 hours of
classes to earn her full teaching
Her mother, who also got a
bachelor’s degree in a nonprofit
field, now teaches in an elementary
“We’re both driven for a career
that is fulfilling and utilizes all
of our skills,” Reimer said. “I’ve
been raised in a way where I can
be happy as long as I’m making
enough to pay rent and I like the
job I do.”
Kansas’ own Bardo the Clown’s estate up for auction
HUTCHINSON — His home,
a trailer that sat parked on the
Kansas State Fairgrounds for
years, has been sold and moved
away. Now what is left of Bardo
the Clown’s estate will be put on
the auction block.
After 67 years as a clown, a
sign painter and an artist, J.B.
Holdren died in his trailer at age
93 on Jan. 1 — one of the nation’s
last true show painters still work-
ing in the profession.
Don’t confuse that with a sign
painter, said friend Joan Brown, a
co-executor of Holdren’s estate.
“He’d correct you,” the former
assistant state fair manager said
of the man who painted almost
all the fair’s signage and show
“He really enjoyed it,” she said.
“The fair was like his family. It
On May 18, R.E.I.B. of
Hutchinson will auction off most
of what remains of Holdren’s
estate. Items include collectibles
such as hand-carved carousel
horses and circus posters, as well
ing tools, The
an auction sev-
eral years ago to
sell some of his
“He sold most things half price
last year” at his fair booth during
the 10-day event, she said, not-
ing that Holdren probably knew
he wouldn’t see the 2013 Kansas
Still, she noted, there is plenty
of unique Bardo memorabilia for
Holdren, who also claimed to
work for a circus after World
War II, went by the sad-minstrel
clown persona of Bardo and col-
lected a variety of things circus-
One poster for sale, circa 1916,
B r o t h e r s
advertise the Ringling Brothers
Barnum and Bailey Circus as a
Ringling Brothers posters
from the 1970s show Gunther
Gebel-Williams, a famous ani-
mal trainer who died in 2001.
Holdren also was a wood carv-
er and craftsman. In later years,
he purchased raw or unfinished
carousel horses and then carved
the fine details and painted
Three full-sized carousel
horses will be auctioned, said
auctioneer LaVerle Pounds, with
R.E.I.B. The estate also will sell a
large carousel giraffe, as well as
miniature carousel horses.
“There are a lot of unique col-
lectibles,” he said.
Brown said other items to be
auctioned are Holdren’s wood-
working tools, a few of which
were owned by his father. A table
saw, drill press and scroll saw are
among the tools.
Some auction items are part
of the inventory he would sell in
his state fair store, such as stuffed
animals, Hopi Indian figurines,
clown collectibles and his “Bardo
For instance, there are a cou-
ple of back scratchers made out
of corncobs and “show-painted”
A few of his multicolored
paint-splattered pants will be
auctioned, too, said Brown.
“You never know,” she said
about what will be popular.
The fair plans to construct a
memorial for Holdren next to the
one honoring former Physical
Plant Manager Larry Ankerholz
near the fair’s Administration
Ankerholz, who died in 2004
in an accident that occurred just
one day after the fair’s closing
as crews attempted to lower the
cover over the grandstand stage,
was like a son to Holdren, Brown
“The fair was like his
family. It really was.”
Friend of Bardo the Clown
Delaware approves gay marriage
DOVER, Del. — Delaware
became the 11th state in the
nation to allow same-sex mar-
riage when Democratic Gov. Jack
Markell signed a gay marriage
bill into law just minutes after
its passage by the state Senate on
“I do not intend to make any
of you wait one moment longer,”
a smiling Markell told about 200
jubilant supporters who erupted
in cheers and applause following
the 12-9 Senate vote barely half
an hour earlier.
“Delaware should be, is and
will be a welcoming place to live
and love and to raise a family for
all who call our great state home,”
Delaware’s same-sex mar-
riage bill was introduced in the
ture barely a year after the state
began recognizing same-sex civil
unions. The bill won passage two
weeks ago in the state House on a
Under the bill, no new civil
unions will be performed in
Delaware after July 1, and existing
civil unions will be converted to
marriages over the next year. The
legislation also states that same-
sex unions established in other
states will be treated the same as
marriages under Delaware law.
OTTAWA — Authorities on
Tuesday were investigating the
deaths of three people whose bodies
were found on a rural property in
eastern Kansas, a day after friends of
the residents called police to report a
foul smell at the site.
Meanwhile, investigators in a
nearby county were waiting to see
if one of the bodies is a suburban
Kansas City mother who has been
missing with her 18-month-old baby
since last week.
The bodies of two adult men and
one woman were found Monday on
the farm west of Ottawa, which is
located about 60 miles southwest
of Kansas City, Sheriff Jeff Richards
said at a news conference.
“We have three homicides on a
very large scene,” Richards said.
Richards declined to release other
details, including the victims’ identi-
ties or how they were killed.
Kortni McGill, of Ottawa, told
The Associated Press on Tuesday
that she, Corey Schlotzhauer, 26, and
Shona Osladil, 21, went to the home
Monday afternoon and saw in the
garage a dead body covered in a tarp
and weighted down with a cinder
“I reached down and saw teeth
through the square in the cinder
block. I said, ‘Corey, there’s a body
here,’” McGill said.
McGill said she and Schlotzhauer
first went to the property Sunday to
check on a friend who had not been
heard from since April 25. When
they got there they smelled a foul
odor coming from the south side of
the home and called police.
McGill said sheriff ’s deputies went
into the home and came out 10 to 15
minutes later, saying they didn’t find
anything and the smell was probably
trash. She said the deputies then
peered inside a large garage on the
opposite side of the house, where
there also was a strong, foul smell,
but dismissed it as garbage and left.
McGill and Schlotzhauer returned
to the home Monday with Osladil to
feed the resident’s dog and investi-
gate the strong smells again.
Osladil said the three looked
around the garage for no more than
10 minutes when they found the tarp
under what appeared to be a pile of
junk that had apparently been put
there on purpose.
McGill said the body appeared
to have decayed and that they saw a
bag of baby clothes on top of the tarp.
They called 911 again.
Just outside the garage entrance,
McGill said, she saw a burn barrel
that had baby clothes, a baby bottle
and a girl’s sleeping bag. She said she
also saw a pair of baby’s socks on the
ground that appeared clean despite
rainy conditions in recent days.
Olathe Police Sgt. Brad Caldwell
said Tuesday that Kaylie Bailey, 21,
and her 1 ½-year-old daughter, Lana
Bailey, were last seen Wednesday and
were reported missing Friday.
McGill and Osladil — who had
known Bailey her whole life — said
Bailey had a relationship with a
man who lived in the home and had
planned to drop her baby off there
More than 40 detectives from var-
ious agencies were helping with the
investigation. Olathe police are part
of that group because of the open
missing person case, Caldwell said.
Olathe police had provided
the Franklin County Sheriff ’s
Department with an address to
check Friday, but Caldwell declined
to say whether it was the same
address where the bodies of an adult
woman and two adult men were
The missing baby doesn’t meet the
criteria for an Amber Alert, Caldwell
said, but didn’t go into details.
Richards also acknowledged
Tuesday that deputies had been to
the scene Sunday and found noth-
ing. He said when officers responded
Monday, they got a search warrant
and found the other bodies.
Osladil said she was upset with the
way authorities handled the matter.
“I’m very frustrated,” she said.
“Without us going out there how
long would it have been before they
found that body?”
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Congratulations to all the 2013
graduates! KU Info estimates that it
takes about 300 steps to make it from
the Campanile to the bottom of the
hill. Enjoy every step!
Information based on the
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
An 18-year-old female was arrested
yesterday on the 1800 block of Sweet-
water on suspicion of possession,
purchase or consumption of alcohol
by a minor, transporting an open
container and no insurance. A $300
bond was paid.
A 33-year-old male was arrested
yesterday at the intersection of 7th
and Connecticut on suspicion of
driving with a suspended, revoked or
cancelled license and no insurance. A
$200 bond was paid.
A 21-year-old female was arrested
Monday on the 2400 block of Ridge
Connect on suspicion of driving with
a suspended, revoked or cancelled
license. A $100 bond was paid.
A 37-year-old female was arrested
yesterday on the 1700 block of 24th
Street on suspicion of possession of
drug paraphernalia and failure to
appear in municipal court. A $593
bond was paid.
— Emily Donovan
Desptie the mass exodus of stu-
dents at the end of the semester,
Lawrence continues to offer a host
of concerts and activities for the
summer. If you don’t know how
to spend all your excess free time,
there’s bound to be an event for
FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS:
Hey Juggalos, The Insane Clown
Posse will play at The Granada on
Monday May 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets
start at $29 and the show is all ages.
On Wednesday May 22, rock
group Trapt will take the stage at
The Granada at 7 p.m. Tickets start
at $12, and the show is all ages.
Nineties nu-metal favorite Limp
Bizkit will be “Rolling” into The
Granada on Sunday June 2, at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $30 and the show
is all ages.
On Saturday July 6, Anberlin will
perform at The Granada at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $17 and the show is
If you are looking for a more inti-
mate music experience, The Jazzhaus
at 926.5 Massachusetts Street fea-
tures local and national jazz, blues,
reggae and rock artists on its stage
Monday through Saturday. Shows
are 21 and over, so keep that in mind
before you make plans.
FOR THE THEATER LOVERS:
Buran Theatre, a Brooklyn-based
theatre company, will perform at
the Inge Theater on Friday, May 24,
and Saturday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $5. The troupe’s per-
formance will feature their original
theatre work “Nightmares: a demon-
stration of the Sublime.” According
to the Buran Theatre’s website, “The
piece situates itself between terror
and comedy (the sublime), beneath
the gaze of Henry Fuseli’s iconic
painting, and in the midst of an
enveloping soundscape to plumb
the extremities of our contemporary
condition and posit the question:
are we still capable of being over-
On Saturday, June 22, at the Lied
Center, Joseph Hall will perform
as Elvis Presley in a concert raising
funds to help end Polio. The concert
wraps up a weekend of events aimed
to raise money to eradicate Polio
worldwide. Elvis takes the stage at
7:30 p.m. Tickets are $31 for adults,
and $16 for students and youth.
THE COLOR RUN:
The event that is coloring the
nation is returning to Lawrence
on Saturday, September 14, but
you don’t have to wait that long to
participate in what The Color Run
calls the “best, biggest and happiest
5k.” The Color Run is coming to
Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City
on June 1 and June 2. The Color
Run website says the amount of
people who signed up for the June
1 date was so overwhelming that
they had to add a second date. June
1 is currently sold out, but spots
are still available online for June 2 .
Individual entries cost $50 and team
entries cost $45. There are currently
more than 1,600 people “attending”
on the Color Run’s Kansas City event
page, so sign up as soon as possible if
you want a spot.
DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR:
From Saturday, July 20 to
Saturday, Aug. 3, the Douglas
County Fairgrounds in Lawrence
will once again host the Douglas
County Fair. Admission is free and
open to all ages. There will be pet-
ting zoos and pony rides, as well as
pie competitions and a tractor pull.
Dgcountyfair.com has a list of spe-
cific events for the fair.
FOR THE FREELOADERS:
If you’re looking for free events
to attend over the summer, check
Lawrence’s weekly farmers mar-
ket happens every Tuesday from 4
to 6 p.m., and every Saturday from
7 to 11 a.m. at 824 New Hampshire.
Fresh coffee and orange juice is pro-
vided, and every Saturday features
live local musical.
On the final Friday of each month,
The Lawrence Arts Center features
local artists’ work downtown and
draws hundreds of people with local
art and live music. Bars, restaurants
and shops downtown also feature
the work of Lawrence artists.
—Edited by Brian Sisk
Event guide: ﬁnding summer fun in Lawrence
The Granada will host many concerts this summer. Acts include Falling in Reverse, Limp Bizkit, Streetlight Manifesto and many
Holmes to pursue
DENVER — The man accused
in the deadly Colorado theater
shootings wants to change his plea
to not guilty by reason of insanity,
his lawyers said Tuesday.
Attorneys for James Holmes said
in a court filing they plan to for-
mally ask for the change of plea at
a May 13 hearing.
A judge in the case previously
entered a standard not guilty plea
for the 25-year-old Holmes. If the
judge accepts the new plea, Holmes
would be sent to the state men-
tal hospital, where doctors would
determine whether he was insane
at the time of the July 20 shoot-
If the doctors do determine that
Holmes was insane, a jury could
still find him guilty.
The insanity plea was widely
expected given the compelling
evidence against Holmes. He is
charged with multiple counts of
murder and attempted murder.
Prosecutors are seeking the death
Holmes’ attorneys have said
in court hearings and written in
court documents that Holmes is
mentally ill. He was being seen by
a psychiatrist before the July 20
attack at a midnight screening of
the latest Batman movie that killed
12 people and injured 70.
Holmes could be executed if he’s
convicted of more than 160 counts
of murder and attempted murder.
James Holmes, left, and defense attorney Tamara Brady appear in district court
in Centennial, Colo. for his arraignment.
Investigation of Ottawa deaths continues
A Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy talks on a cell phone Monday outside a farm where three bodies were found near Ottawa.
Authorites found the bodies after friends of the residents reported smelling something foul from the site.
Because the stars
know things we don’t.
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
The Met Ball was held at the
Museum of Costume of Art in
New York on Monday night. The
event, also known as the Met
Gala or the Costume Institute
Gala, celebrates the annual
opening of the Metropolitan
Museum’s fashion exhibit at
the Costume Institute. Vogue
magazine hosts the extrava-
ganza, which is known as one
of the top social events of the
year. The celebrity-filled event
always has a different theme,
this year’s being “PUNK: Chaos
And dress punk they
did. Stars from material girl
Madonna to former Victoria’s
Secret model Gisele Bundchen
took the phrase “dress to
impress” to a whole new level,
all the while embracing the
edgy theme. The best-dressed
list is endless, filled with stars
like notorious good girls Anne
Hathaway and Taylor Swift.
The usually appropriately
dressed celebs showed some
edge; Hathaway in a vintage
Valentino dress from 1992 and
platinum blonde locks, and
Swift in a rock n’ roll-themed J
This year’s theme was all
about having fun with fashion
and going all out, rather than
playing it safe for fear of ending
up on worst-dressed lists or E!’s
Fashion Police. I couldn’t possibly
think of anything more fun to
Over-the-top gowns and shoes
were a hit on celebrities such
as Beyoncé Knowles and Sarah
Jessica Parker. Knowles showed
up in a black and gold Givenchy
floor-length dress and matching
thigh-high boots, and the Sex
and the City star donned tartan
plaid over-the-knee heels, a Giles
Deacon ball gown and Phillip
Blacks and metallic dresses
were a hit on the red carpet, as
was making a statement. Stars
such as Nicole Richie and Miley
Cyrus went so far as to show up
with crazy punk-chic hair, if there
ever was a thing. While most
celebs took the theme to heart,
there were a few who looked any-
thing but punk. Infamous Anna
Wintour and soon-to-be-moth-
er Kim Kardashian wore floral,
and Blake Lively wore an ele-
gant mint and black Gucci gown.
While everyone looked great at
the number-one fashion event of
the year, those who embraced the
theme blew everyone else out of
— Edited by Tyler Conover
Celebs shine in punk-chic style
Riccardo Tisci and actress Rooney Mara attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s
Costume Institute beneﬁt celebrating “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” on Monday.
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New ABBA museum features
memorabilia, interactive sets
STOCKHOLM — You can
thank ABBA for the music. And
so much more.
A museum devoted to the pop
superstars opening in Stockholm
on Tuesday will celebrate the
band’s long list of hits. But it
will also show off parapherna-
lia, including the helicopter fea-
tured on the cover of its “Arrival”
album, a star-shaped guitar and
dozens of glitzy costumes the
Swedish band wore at the height
of its 1970s fame.
Some gear is definitely not on
show. With a smirk on his face,
band member Bjorn Ulvaeus says
certain items are “mysteriously
... forever lost,” conceding only
that among them are “embarrass-
ing” tight costumes he wore when
he was “slightly overweight.” He
declined to say more.
Some 40 sets of the trademark
shiny flares, platform boots and
knitted hats are on display in the
museum. But visitors can also see
digital images of what they would
look like in costumes, record
music videos and sing such hits as
“Dancing Queen” and “Mamma
Mia” on a stage next to hologram
images of the band members. A
telephone also has been placed
in a corner and ABBA members
have promised to “Ring, Ring”
and speak to visitors occasionally.
But the museum also shows a
less glamorous, more everyday
side of the history of a band that
has sold 400 million records and
consistently topped the charts in
the decade after winning the 1974
Eurovision Song Contest with
“Waterloo.” The band — made up
of Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad,
Benny Andersson and Agnetha
Faltskog — started out as two
married couples, and continued
performing after their divorces,
before eventually drifting apart in
the early 1980s.
The collection includes models
of the band’s kitchen, a cottage
where they used to compose their
songs and the small, rustic park
venues Bjorn and Benny played
when they first met in the 1960s.
Visitors can listen to the band
members’ recollections and one
section is dedicated to the break-
up and the story of the divorces.
“It (touches) on those things
as well because we think they are
important in telling the story,”
The museum also includes
a Swedish Music Hall of Fame,
detailing other Swedish artists.
It was a long time coming,
eagerly anticipated by fans and
visitors to the Swedish capital.
Ulvaeus said they needed the time
to reflect on their careers. “You
need some distance, you need
perspective to be able to tell a
story like that and I guess you can
say that we have perspective now,
30 years on,” he told reporters.
Outside the newly built wooden
museum, scores of international
ABBA fans gathered Monday,
singing the band’s songs and hop-
ing to get a glimpse of their idols
arriving for a gala dinner. All
were expected except Faltskog,
who is currently promoting her
comeback album “A’’ in Britain.
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TRIVIA OF THE DAY
“I think I’m the best ﬁghter ever. I
respect Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson.
But as of now, I feel I’m the best.”
— Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Q: How much did Allen High School’s
football stadium cost?
A: $60 million
Fact: The original Roman Coliseum
seated around 50,000 spectators.
— Rutgers Law
FACT OF THE DAY
THE MORNING BREW
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Modern athletics still ‘bloodsports’
I stood in the basement of a buddy’s
house on Saturday night watching the
fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and
Robert Guerrero. It was standing room
only; all of the guys crowded around the
TV, the girls in the back wondered why
no one was talking to them.
It was then that I realized how
primitive the situation was. It was men
enticed by a sport where one male
exerts dominance upon the other. It
was a return to the days of Circus
Maximus and the Roman Coliseum,
gladiators entertaining the masses
through ruthless combat.
“Money” Mayweather won again, a
unanimous 12-round decision sustain-
ing his status as an unbeaten fighter.
It wasn’t the gruesome scene that one
would expect from gladiatorial combat,
nor a huge haymaker that would eerily
drop a grown man to the floor. But, it
was a reminder that what we call pro-
fessional sports is really just modern-
Take football as our study case. The
biggest, fastest and strongest athletes
thrive in one of today’s most physical
sports. The collisions from these play-
ers have drawn enormous attention
from the league as well as the public
in recent months, highlighted by the
brain-trauma induced suicide by for-
mer NFL star Junior Seau. In January,
the Seau family sued the NFL over his
Modern arenas and stadiums
resemble the early designs of the
Roman Coliseum. The University of
Southern California football stadium
is even dubbed “The Coliseum.” In the
same way that the Romans met and
surpassed the challenges of engineer-
ing, owners of professional teams and
universities around the country have
pushed the limits of the venues.
No state represents this trend bet-
ter than Texas. I’ll leave the opinions
to you, but I recommend feasting your
eyes upon these Lone-Star football
palaces: Allen High School, Texas
A&M’s Kyle Field renovation plans, and
Cowboys Stadium, home of the Dallas
Sports have become a game of sur-
vival of the fittest. The biggest and fast-
est players make money playing a game,
and the smartest owners make the
money off those players. Boxers such as
Mayweather are the simplest represen-
tation. He made $32 million for beating
up on Guerrero. He has proven himself
a quick fighter, and his dancing around
a multitude of Guerrero’s punches sup-
Many boxing critics say Mayweather
is the pound-for-pound king of box-
ing. We may be watching one of the
best boxers of a generation, maybe of
But as we continue to watch man
beat up man, using various types of
equipment to distinguish how we title
the sport, we subconsciously revert
back to our primitive selves. Throngs of
people find pleasure in watching others
collide with one another, beating and
bruising opponents. Hey, it’s sports.
We’re just following our lineage.
— Edited by Brian Sisk
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By Mike Vernon
ne week could determine
the difference between
good and great for the
2013-2014 Kansas basketball sea-
Andrew Wiggins, the top
recruit in the 2013 class, seems
ready to end his prolonged deci-
sion making process.
According to the Louisville
Courier-Journal, Wiggin’s mother
will head from Canada to West
Virginia to support him for the
announcement, which will come
“sometime in the next week or so.”
The general consensus among
recruiting experts is that Wiggins
will choose one of four schools:
Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky
and North Carolina.
I’m not here to speculate on
which school Wiggins will choose.
I would spew forth nothing of
worth if I were to do that. With
recruiting, it’s a complete guessing
game until the very end, regard-
However, I will say that Wiggins
could elevate Jayhawk basketball
back to top-five status to start the
season. That’s not to say Kansas
won’t finish the year without him.
But the instant gratification and
results of what Wiggins will bring
could prove immeasurable.
The 6-foot-7-inch small for-
ward, who has been called the best
prospect in years, would fit in per-
fectly for a Kansas team that could
use a star in its lineup next season.
Sure, Naadir Tharpe will be
back as point guard and facilita-
tor. Perry Ellis flourished in post-
season play at power forward. Big
man Jamari Traylor looked prom-
ising at times, and Bill Self has
spoken highly of Landen Lucas
There’s Wayne Selden, an
incoming freshman who played
in the McDonald’s All-American
game who will fit in nicely at
shooting guard. There’s Wichita’s
stellar shooter Conner Frankamp,
whose highlight tape is non-stop
barrage of deep 3-pointers and
impressive drives to the basket.
Not to mention center Joel Embiid
who has soared in recruiting rank-
ings this season.
But none of those guys will be
able to change a game — change
a team — like Andrew Wiggins.
Sure, the hype is high, but those
who have seen the man play
almost unanimously declare hist
talent will count as a gargantuan
addition to any team that lands
Wiggins would slide perfectly
into that small forward spot for
Kansas, and the eyes of every
opponent would focus on him.
That’s when Conner Frankamp’s
3-point shooting could become
deadly. When Perry Ellis will
be able to win one-on-ones in
the post. When Naadir Tharpe
will best be able to blow by his
Of course, all of this means
nothing if Wiggins chooses
another school. That’s just the way
recruiting goes. For now, this is
Kansas’ first must-win game of the
— Edited by Brian Sisk
• 14 stolen bases on the
• Third Baseman
Hometown: Lawrence, Kan.
• Leads Big 12 with saves
on the 2013 season
Hometown: Greeley, Colo.
• Kuntz’s 21 sacrifce bunts
are three behind Ritchie
Price’s program record of 24
set in ‘08
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
• DeLeon leads the team
with seven homeruns.
• First Baseman
Hometown: Woodland Hills,
The Jayhawks turned out the
lights on any doubts this sea-
son, beating Wichita State 7-5
in a hotly contested matchup at
the Shockers’ Eck Stadium.
Kansas hung five runs in
the fifth, three of which com-
ing off a bases clearing triple
from sophomore right fielder
Connor McKay. The Jayhawks
survived a 20-minute delay
when the lights of Eck Stadium
“I’ve really only seen that in
the Super Bowl,” McKay said.
“We took it with a grain of salt.
As soon as the lights, came
back on we checked it back
in. It obviously wasn’t hard for
Dakota, he put a good swing
on that ball and got us another
er Dakota Smith scored
Sophomore leftfielder Michael
Suiter on a sacrifice fly in the
at-bat after light was restored.
The Jayhawks started their
surge early with an RBI sin-
gle from senior third base-
man Jordan Dreiling. Kansas
fell behind after two one-run
Wichita State innings in the
second and third innings before
it regained the lead with five in
In the fifth, McKay hit a
bases clearing three-RBI triple,
his first triple of the season. The
sophomore continued his hot
play at the plate after hitting a
double off the right-centerfield
wall against Baylor.
“That was huge,” coach
Ritch Price said. “He’s a guy
that beats himself up. He has
great tools, but he’s still learn-
ing how to play this game at a
really high level and compete
with Big 12 pitching. He’s start-
ing to make those adjustments
and give himself a chance to be
Wichita State didn’t fall
easily. With two runs in the
seventh and one run in the
eighth, the lead narrowed to
7-5, prompting Kansas coach
Ritch Price to bring in Junior
closer Jordan Piche’.
“He’s the best guy in the
country,” Price said. “And the
key to our success this season
has been his performance at
the back end of games. He’s
having one of the greatest years
that a relief pitcher has had at
the University of Kansas.”
Piche’ got his 10th save of
the season after he faced four
batters and struck out two,
including the final out. Piche’s
10 saves lead the Big 12 confer-
ence. The junior entered the
game with runners on first and
third base and two outs. Piche’
wouldn’t have it any other way.
“It’s a tough one to come
into, but I like those situations
and feel like I thrive on them,”
Piche’ said. “My mindset was
throw first pitch strikes and
really get ahead on the guy. I
really got them off balance and
sure enough got them and got
out of a tough situation.”
Piche’ didn’t just get out of
a tough situation. He got the
exclamation point of a strike-
out that sent Shockers’ leftfield-
er Mikel Mucha to the bench to
seal the save.
“That’s just a great feeling,”
Piche’ said. “It really tops the
Piche’ has faced a heavier
workload of late, but said he
felt fine after the victory over
Wichita State. The Kansas
coaching staff is keeping a close
eye on the handling of their key
“We’re trying to be really
careful with him,” Price said.
“He’s really fortunate to be one
of those guys that’s in great
shape. He’s so efficient that he
throws less pitches than most
guys on the mound. That’s why
he can go multiple days and not
Wichita State is the next
game in a long line of resur-
gence for the Jayhawks.
“For us, that was a must win
game as we continue to build
our resume to make the NCAA
tournament,” Price said. “After
the huge three-game sweep
over Baylor, we couldn’t afford
to come in here and take a
step back tonight. That sets
up a huge weekend against the
Wildcats for us this weekend.”
The Jayhawks face the Kansas
State Wildcats in their Big 12
finale at Hoglund Ballpark this
— Edited by Dylan Lysen
Kansas continues solid play amid power outage at Eck Stadium
ECK STADIUM, 6:30 P.M., WICHITA
9 - Tucker Tharp, Jr.
3 - Dakota Smith, So.
20 - Justin Protacio, So.
34- Alex DeLeon, Sr.
22 - Ka’iana Eldredge, Jr.
55 - Tanner Poppe, Sr.
KANSAS (31-18, 12-9)
FOLLOw @UDK_SPORTS On TwiTTeR
FOR SPORTS newS DaiLy
17- Michael Suiter, So.
1 - Kevin Kuntz, Sr.
10 - Jordan Dreiling, Sr.
The Jayhawks’ Sophomore des-
ignated hitter Connor McKay hit a
base-clearing RBi triple in the ffth
inning against Wichita State to jump
start the Jayhawks. McKay has been
hot at the plate of late hitting an RBi
double off of the wall in the Baylor
series to help Kansas to victory. The
Jayhawks face one of the hottest hit-
ting teams in baseball in the Kansas
State wildcats over the weekend.
Jordan Piche’ continues his
dominance on the mound. appear-
ing in four straight games, he now
has 10 saves on the year to lead the
Big 12 conference. Piche’ is making
a strong case for closer of the year
honors having already captured
three-straight Big 12 newcomer
of the week awards. The Jayhawks
starting rotation has continued sol-
id play and are a large reason the
team is hot at the moment.
Kansas recorded another solid
night in the feld. The middle infeld
combo of senior shortstop Kevin Kuntz
and sophomore second baseman
Justin Protacio have been as solid as
any in the country. The Jayhawks will
need this to continue if they want a
chance at the Big 12 title.