Volume 126 Issue 112


Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Student Senate timeline on judicial hearings
news@kansan.com After more than two weeks of Student Senate elections discussions — including violations, disqualification, injunctions and hearings — the University Judicial Board could decide today if the Jayhawkers are indeed disqualified or if the coalition was wrongly penalized. Here are the events that led up to today’s hearing: sent by the Commission reads: 2) Jayhawkers was accused of violating, which should trigger penalties outlined in, for purchasing food for campaign event. The complaint alleged that on March 30, 2014, Jayhawkers purchased food from Chipotle for a group of students. Witnesses appeared for both sides of the argument. DECISION: The Commission finds that Jayhawkers violated and, as a result, the entire coalition (including all candidates) is disqualified from the election. The Jayhawkers purchased food for the purpose of campaigning, and failed to report those expenditures to the Commission on their weekly financial report. This event unfairly advantaged Jayhawkers over the other coalitions and candidates in the election. The Jayhawkers argued that they asked attendees of the event to compensate the coalition leadership for the food when they realized the violation of the rules (and prior to the hearing). The Commission finds this defense insufficient because the food was still used for campaigning, and is therefore a campaign expense.


diction to those drugs is probably growing compared to what we saw ten years ago,” Carter said. “I think it’s prevalent in different age ranges, although in early adulthood I would guess that we see more of it.” Prescription drugs are particularly problematic because they can be obtained illegally and then made available to just about anyone, Carter added. “The scary thing is that they are legal, so it’s easier for people to access them if they’ve had a friend who’s had them prescribed,” she said. “There’s a risk there.” Recent research on the issue backs up Carter’s claims and shows that prescription drug abuse is a rising issue among college-aged students. A survey conducted by the University of Michigan Health System in 2013 found that one in 10 people aged 14 to 20 have misused prescription painkillers, and they are the second most abused drugs by adolescents in the U.S. The most

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Jayhawkers allegedly purchase Chipotle for students for campaigning purposes at an event, according to the Elections Commission. No account of the alleged purchase is on the Jayhawkers’ financial report for the week of March 24 through 30.


After hearing complaints against Jayhawkers presented by Grow KU, the Elections Commission decides to disqualify the coalition. The official decision and reasoning

Jayhawkers remain on the ballot because they would have had the ability to appeal the decision within 48 hours of the Commission decision, which would given them the opportunity to submit an appeal on Thursday after polls closed. Jake Rapp, the Chair of the Elections Commission, said that because an appeal was pending, they did not want to remove the coalition from the ballot. Later that day, Jayhawkers submit an official appeal to the Student Senate Court of Appeals. The Jayhawkers said in a news release that “the Elections Commission was mislead by false testimony and found that the Jayhawkers committed a violation of this nature.” The Court of Appeals schedules a hearing for 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Election results are originally scheduled to be released around 5 p.m. At 3:15 p.m., the Court of Appeals issues an injunction to postpone the results until the Court reaches a verdict or until 10:48 p.m. on April 14. The Court cites four reasons for the injunction: to protect the integrity of the Court’s proceedings in the appeal, to avoid misinforming the student body, to protect the integrity of student government and to announce the decision about the appeal could mean the annulment of the results. At the 9 p.m. hearing, the Court goes into executive session almost immediately. They announce they will not hear the case because of potential conflicts of interest regarding two members of the Court. It suggests the appeal be taken to the University Judicial Board.

appeal to the University Judicial Board, a hearing should be held later this week or next week.”



The UJB is scheduled to hear the appeal at 3 p.m. today. A variety of potential outcomes exist: Regardless of the decision to overturn or uphold the Commission’s decision, if Grow KU or Crimson and True hold the majority of the vote, the winning coalition’s executive staff could take office.

The Kansan is notified by Rapp of the hearing time and location — 3 p.m. at the Relays Room in the Burge Union. Rapp said it would be open to the public.



The @JayhawkersKU Twitter account tweets: “@JayhawkersKU: UPDATE: Jayhawkers have submitted an

The Court of Appeals issues another injunction on the results. The Court said the results will be released within 48 hours after the UJB decides to uphold or reverse the Commission’s decision. Later on that day, the Jayhawkers request the hearing be closed. As per University Governance rules, the hearing can only be open to the public if both parties agree. Kristina Maude, the Jayhawkers campaign manager, said that “the two representatives [of Jayhawkers] requested it be closed so they don’t get nervous and can present the case fully.”

If it is upheld and the Jayhawkers hold the majority, there could be an annulment of the results.

If the decision is overturned and the Jayhawkers hold the majority of the election, they may have to pay outstanding fines for violations, some of which were decided after an April 18 Elections Commission meeting regarding other complaints against the Jayhawkers. Rapp said he would not certify the election until the fines are paid.

— Edited by Allison Kohn


University participates in drug Take Back Initiative
news@kansan.com Those with unwanted or unused prescription drugs have a chance to dispose of them properly with no questions asked this week. The University is participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take Back Initiative today at Wescoe Beach from 10 a.m. to noon and at Watkins Memorial Health Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., allowing anyone to get rid of unwanted and expired prescription drugs. The service will be available again Saturday, April 26 at the Douglas County Law Enforcement Center and the Lawrence Police Department Training Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lisa Carter, a program coordinator for DCCCA, an outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program in Lawrence, said prescription drug use is a growing trend, particularly among young adults. “Prescription drugs and ad-

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The University is participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take Back Initiative today at Wescoe Beach from 10 a.m. to noon and at Watkins Memorial Health Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The initiative allows anyone to get rid of prescription drugs in a safe and enviornmentally friendly manner. used drug by adolescents is marijuana. The abuse issue affects many age groups and demographics, but recent research has shown that young adults are abusing prescription drugs mores than any other generation in the past. According to The National Survey on Drug Use


More people are dying in the United States from prescription drugs than from heroin and cocaine combined About 6.1 million people abuse prescription pills
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CAPS waitlist increases as semester ends
news@kansan.com Student demand for campus psychological services to deal with stress and related problems is expected to increase as finals and graduation near, but if a situation is not urgent, there could be a two to three week wait for an appointment, a campus health official said. The University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has the personnel to see students immediately who say they are experiencing extreme distress or impairment, may hurt themselves or others or who find daily functioning significantly difficult. But the center does not have enough trained psychologists to provide immediate appointments for everyone who calls, said CAPS Director Michael Maestas. CAPS has 11 professionals on

Nationwide increase in psychological problems on college campuses over the past five years, according to the 2013 National Survey of College Counseling Center Directors.

staff, seven fewer than recommended by national experts for a university the size of KU. Maestas said in an email that CAPS encourages students to use its services as early as possible to avoid becoming so overwhelmed that it affects their academic performance and daily life. “Usually the longer we wait to seek help, the more work it will take and it will likely be more challenging,” Maestas

said. “Seeking help early when one notices something that is beginning to affect one’s life generally requires small adjustments and/or changes.” According to an email from CAPS Associate Director and Clinical Director Dr. Pamela Botts, there is an increase in upperclassmen who ask for help this time of year. Last

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Wednesday, April 23
What: “Got Drugs?” National

Managing editor – digital media Lauren Armendariz

Thursday, April 24
What: 50-Year Vision for Kansas

Friday, April 25
What: A Conversation With Jeffrey

Saturday, April 26
What: A Conversation With Jeffrey

Digital media and sales manager Mollie Pointer

Initiative When: 10 a.m. to noon., 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Wescoe Hall, Watkins Memorial Health Center About: Happening at two different times and locations on campus, the national “Got Drugs?” initiative allows anyone to dispose of unused or expired medications in a safe manner.
What: The Hidden Hungry: Ending

When: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Where: Kansas Union, Kansas Room About: Vision Team representatives

Senior Hunger When: 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Where: Dole Institute of Politics About: Enid Borden, founder, president and CEO of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, will discuss her research focused on finding solutions to the complexities of senior hunger.

from the Kansas Water Office, Kansas Department of Agriculture and Kansas Water Authority will be present seeking input from campus and community stakeholders. Topics of discussion will focus on the status of the Ogallala Aquifer, Kansas reservoirs, and the objectives of the Vision project. RSVP to this free event at KURES@ku.edu.
What: The Arab Spring and its

Toobin When: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where: Hall Center, Conference Hall About: A lecture from Jeffrey Toobin, a senior legal analyst for CNN, lawyer and author of six books.
What: University Senate Guest

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Where: Hall Center, Conference

About: A lecture from Jeffrey Too-

bin, a senior legal analyst for CNN, lawyer and author of six books.
What: University Senate Guest

Speaker: Kansas Board of Regents Chair Fred Logan When: 3 p.m. Where: 330 Strong Hall About: KBOR Chair Fred Logan will speak to University Senate and answer questions.

Surprises When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Where: Spooner Hall About: Asef Bayat, professor of Global and Transnational Studies and Sociology and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present a lecture and discussion on the Arab Spring. Attendance is free.

Speaker: Kansas Board of Regents Chair Fred Logan When: 3 p.m. Where: 330 Strong Hall About: KBOR Chair Fred Logan will speak to University Senate and answer questions.


Bob Dole visits namesake, discusses career
news@kansan.com Former United States Senator Bob Dole made an appearance on the University campus at his namesake on Tuesday, to give thanks to the people of Kansas for having supported him through his career in the House and the Senate through the second half of the 20th century. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, who was one of the introductory speakers at the open house, stated that Dole was “a true statesman.” The senator spoke about his time enrolled at the University before it was cut short to serve in the United States Army, expressed his gratitude for Kansans’ support and answered questions from the audience about his life, his accomplishments and current-day politics. “Kansas is a great place, and it’s home to me,” Dole said. “And, you can take the boy out of Kansas, but you can’t take Kansas out of the boy.” His career in both the House of Representatives and the Senate include the passing of some significant pieces of legislation from the 1960s to 1996. Dole said that one of his greatest accomplishments in his career was serving on the Greenspan Commission in 1983 and developing a compromise with former N.Y. Dem. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. The compromise between the two senators is a notable contributing factor to the Social Security reform of 1983. Mitchell Priestess, a sophomore from Olathe, who previously worked at the Dole Institute, said Dole’s legislation has had a direct impact on his life, allowing him to obtain employment opportunities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. When questioned by a member of the audience about the challenges that Americans will face in the next ten years, Dole said that there will be a lot of foreign policy challenges over the next year, as well as the development of compromises regarding the Keystone Pipeline. Ultimately, he said, the challenge for the younger generation will be balancing the budget. Dole said that returning to Kansas to meet his former constituents and visit his

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and former Kansas Senator Bob Dole converse onstage at the Dole Institute of Politics on Tuesday. Dole, a University alumnus, visited Lawrence as part of a tour across Kansas. Dole answered several questions from a large audience and participated in a meet-and-greet. namesake at the University was something that he had decided to do about a month ago. According to Quinn Ried, the Dole Institute’s Advisory Board Coordinator, getting the event together within the last month required a lot of work that came together really quick. He, as well as Bill Lacy, the director of the Dole Institute, were pleased with the turnout, hosting more than 300 people at the event. “I’m sure he inspired a lot of students here today and a lot of adults as well,” Lacy said. Barbara Ballard, the associate director at the Dole Institute of Politics, said that she is inspired by Dole’s life, and thinks that there is something to be learned from his life and dedication to service. “So, if anything, you should take from that, that if you have a big heart, and if you are given talents and if you want to make a difference in the lives of people, you have to give of yourself,” Ballard said. “And I think that’s what he’s done.”


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Potential roundabout planned for 19th and Naismith
news@kansan.com A few intersections near campus and around Lawrence could have a new look in 2016. City engineers want to replace the four-way intersection at 19th Street and Naismith Drive with a roundabout, as well as placing roundabouts at two other busy intersections in the city: at Kasold Drive and Harvard Road and Wakarusa Drive and Harvard Road. Grants from the state will be necessary to build the roundabouts and city commissioners will consider approving the engineers’ grant applications at their meeting Tuesday evening. The roundabouts would cost $500,000 to $550,000 each and the grant applications ask for $1.3 million in state funds. The rest would be covered by city funds. Roundabouts are considered to be safer alternatives to traffic-light intersections, as they lower the risk of head-on collisions and highspeed crashes. According to a memo to the city commissioners from City Engineer David Cronin, there have been 41 total crashes at these intersections over the past three years, five of which resulted in injury. “The big thing is the accidents that they do have are less severe because the types of accidents they have and they happen at lower speeds,” said Nick Voss, a project engineer with the Public Works department. “Injury accidents happen most often when they are head-on or occur at 90 degree angles.” Voss added that there are other benefits to the roundabouts in addition to the safety. “The other [reason] why that’s something we’re looking into is that they efficiently move traffic,” Voss said. “Even though they move slower, typically vehicles can get to where they’re going faster than they could through a traffic light or a four-way stop.” If the application is approved by the city, a decision on the grant from the state is expected over the summer. If approved, the construction of the roundabouts would begin as early as 2016. The proposed roundabout at 19th and Naismith would be constructed over the summer, while construction on the others would probably take place in a different 4-6 month time frame, Voss said. — Edited by Tara Bryant

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Makerspace provides spot for creativity, innovation
news@kansan.com Inside the industrial building that is home to Lawrence Creates Makerspace, the cement slab floor is speckled with paint and sawdust, evidence that innovators are designing and constructing masterpieces. Simply described, the Makerspace, 512 E. Ninth St., is a community center equipped with table saws, a 3-D printer, easels and a smorgasbord of other tools and supplies for creative people to collaborate, craft and master new skills. For $20 each month, members receive a key for 24/7 access to the building, equipment and community provided by the Makerspace. “I feel like the mind is loosely based on your location,” said Alex Whitten, a sophomore from Eudora and member of the Makerspace. “A location like the Makerspace where you’re surrounded by art and awesome tools is somewhere your mind can be more creatively motivated.” High vaulted ceilings foster an airy, imaginative environment and sectioned work areas include a woodshop, metal shop, art gallery, technology desk, loft and lounge. Scribbled on a whiteboard in Expo marker is a lengthy list of ingenious projects in progress. For Whitten, the Makerspace gives him a place to flex his creative muscle as he is inspired by fellow innovators. Members include retirees, professionals, graduates and a handful of students, but Whitten said he wishes more of those his own age would join. As a mechanical engineering major, he said he observes students caught up in the routine of school and deprived of time to create, which is similar to what 2008 graduate Garret Tufte experienced during his time in school. As Tufte worked toward an English degree, he said he was too preoccupied absorbing information to have a moment to create. Since graduating, he said he’s discovered that life is about giving back and doing something meaningful. is also a distinguished professor of counseling psychology with a research specialty in creativity. The other co-founder, Eric Kirkendall, a 1973 graduate with geography, urban planning and public administration degrees, said the space can be used for practically anything. Currently displayed are metal sculptures, portraits, vivid paintings and a rack of handmade clothes. All of the art is set to showcase during the Final Fridays art party. “We want to give people the resources to improve their lives,” Kirkendall said. “We want to help our members share their skills with the community.” Kirkendall said current students such as Whitten bring a fresh perspective and energy to the mix of individuals. For that reason, Kirkendall said scholarships to cover student membership fees will be made available in the future. A program, Lawrence Creates Reuse, will collect reusable items from students during move-out week on Daisy Hill. Items like housewares and electronics will be recycled and sold to fund the scholarships. In addition to utilizing the space and storing their work, members teach classes every week to other members and nonmembers for a small fee on topics such as sewing, metal work, printing and robotics. “Some people have described what we have as a drawer of tools,” Kirkendall said. — Edited by Stella Liang

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Lawrence Creates Reuse is a program coordinated by the Lawrence Creates Makerspace, their fiscal sponsor The Sustainability Action Network and Student Housing to collect reusable items. During the week of May 12 when students are moving out of the dorms, a station will be set up beside the dumpsters to collect housewares, electronics and anything else students can’t take away. “We just really want to keep reusable items out of the dump,” Kirkendall said. Kirkendall said items will be recycled and resold to provide new tools and scholarships for students interested in becoming members of the Makerspace. This involves a $20 monthly fee and attendance to weekly Tuesday meetings.

“A location like the Makerspace where you’re surrounded by art and awesome tools is somewhere your mind can be more creatively motivated.” ALEX WHITTEN Makerspace member

“Having a space like this brings different people into one studio, which allows for communal creation as opposed to the lone artist, madman, sitting in his darkened room,” Tufte said. He took four months to sculpt a face into a piece of marble and he’s perfecting a contraption that will tip a bottle to pour a glass of wine. Meanwhile, Whitten is interested in a project that involves artistically displaying brain waves, an idea spearheaded by co-founder Barbara Kerr, who

Friday, April 25: The Makerspace will host an art party as part of Lawrence’s Final Fridays. The free event will feature a live band, artists showcasing their work, beverages and grilled sausages. Tuesday, April 29: The weekly meeting is open to the public including students interested in membership, taking classes or networking. Pizza will be provided.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

88% of college campus sexual assualts go unreported

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I skipped all of my classes today to have a Kirsten Dunst movie marathon by myself. What has my life come to? Where does the editor get information to put in the editor notes? Editor’s Note: Common sense, Google, and occasionally, actual research. So we have roving sorority roller blade gangs now. Chris Ouyang, thank you for your thoughts in Monday’s opinion section. It refreshing to read an alternative view, especially one as well written as yours. Yeah, if the Chick-fil-A in the Underground could also include the spicy chicken sandwich, that’d be great. Ipad in a purple case was found on a bench at Mrs.E’s Monday night. It’s now in the lost and found at Mrs.E’s Sometimes, no, most times. I wish the FFA accepted emojis. Because sometime life can be summed up with one, simple, beautiful emoji. “Thank you, FFA, for allowing me to vent about life and profess my love for Nutella to those who truly understand.” - Jimmy Fallon My teacher just talked for 5 minutes about how when Bob Dylan died people used his rights. Only one problem: BOB DYLAN ISN’T DEAD!! Love many trust few always padle your own canoe. Okay I understand advertising other colleges in the UDK. But K-state? Really??? If someone wanted to learn to play some Fall Out Boy on the Campanile that’d be bomb. We are not made of ego, don’t be part of World Suck dude. Sometimes it’s funny watching guys check out girls; it’s like when a dog sees a squirrel. It’s about now when the flowers come out that I remember just how pretty our campus can be. Help! I’m trapped behind a frat pack walking slower than a toddler learning to walk. What does a girl have to do around here to get a couple warm, sunny days in a row? Every time someone tells me “there’s only a few weeks left” I plug my ears and hum. I refuse to think about finals, and you can’t make me. Roses are red, violets are blue, lilacs smell sweet, I love KU!

oday at 3 p.m. the University Judicial Board will hear the appeal of the Jayhawkers coalition regarding its disqualification from the Student Senate election. The meeting was initially open to the public, but at the request of the Jayhawkers, the meeting is now closed. According to the Judicial Board rules, closing this hearing is in accordance with its policies. However, this policy directly violates the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA), a law applicable to the University because it is a public, statefunded institution. KOMA serves to ensure a transparent government. By allowing a closed meeting, the Judicial Board affirms that what has already become

a long and convoluted Senate elections process will conclude in an equally complex manner. Typically, the Judicial Board deliberates individual cases of student misconduct. Accordingly, in the instance of an individual student, hearings would not be open to the public for confidentiality reasons. Judicial Board hearings are considered closed unless all parties agree to open the proceedings, according to section 6.1.2 of the Hearing Phase policy for University Governance. For the individual student, this policy might make sense. But in the case of Universitywide Senate elections, this is precisely opposite of what the policy should be. Student Senate receives

money from the University and has a direct impact on the lives of students and faculty. Therefore, a hearing regarding alleged campaign violations should be open to the students that these potentially elected officials might soon represent. Why is a closed meeting even an option for this elections hearing? The students involved in the hearing are either already members of Senate or are campaigning to represent their peers. These student leaders should be held to the same level of integrity and transparency most would expect of their state and national politicians. However, it is important to put this year’s election in perspective. What started as free Chipotle and free

cappuccinos has transformed into an ethical debate — is it fair to compare our student senators and campus elections to state and federal proceedings? We think it is. This editorial serves to highlight a fundamental violation of student rights. How can we as students trust our potential senators if they lock us out of the hearing regarding a breach in policy? Grow KU and the Jayhawkers both addressed transparency in their mission statements. Before ever taking office, it appears “transparency” only occurs when it is convenient. Students should be able to trust their senators. If a rule is broken, we should have the courtesy of knowing how and why it was broken. If a group

is falsely accused, we should be able to hear the testimony ourselves to form our own opinions as attentive voters. We hope Senate and University leaders alike examine the contradictory policies of the Judicial Board and work to resolve the loopholes that allow such clandestine proceedings. As for today, it is up to Jayhawkers to open the process. I t is within their control, according to the existing University policy. Perhaps the concern of the student body will remind our University Governance that we are a powerful voice who will not be ignored, even if they make us wait outside closed doors.

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etting a new pet is an exciting and sometimes difficult decision. Many questions arise, like what kind of pet, what breed and where to get it. Growing up I never had any pets, except for hamsters because my parents were allergic to dogs and cats. I was the girl at the pet shop that played with puppies and kittens, but never left with one. The moment I moved out of my parents’ house and moved into my own place in Lawrence, I decided that I was going to get a dog. Choosing a pet is always a difficult option and should not be taken lightly because owning a pet is a huge responsibility. Many people are faced with the decision of buying pets from a breeder or adopting from a shelter. I originally thought I wanted to get a puppy straight from a breeder because I’ve always heard that adopted pets were much more difficult to handle. I looked for several types of dogs online that were only a few weeks old, but noticed that dogs from breeders were in the high hundreds to thousands of dollars. The fact that the dog alone was that expensive baffled me. I didn’t want to spend that much money as a college student because I knew all of the other costs that were going to be put into this dog, such as food, vet visits, toys and other amenities dogs need. I started thinking about adoption, but still had my hesitations about



By Cecilia Cho


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that decision. I had heard stories of adopted dogs and how they always ended up being more trouble than they were worth because of their lives before and during their stay at shelters. I put my hesitation on the back burner and decided to look up some adoption shelters and see what they had to offer. My boyfriend and I decided to go to Wayside Waifs in Kansas City due to its large selection of pets and because they are a no-kill shelter. It was eye-opening to see how many pets there were and it made me sad to see that many of them were there for long periods of time. We spent a reasonable amount of time playing with various dogs and tried to see every one of them. We finally came across a dog that we wanted to call our own; his shelter name was Mr. Red Legs. Mr. Red Legs, now known as Hobbs, is a GoldenRetriever Chow mix who was four-months-old at the time and at first very shy. We don't know too much about Hobbs' history, besides the fact he was recently transferred to Wayside from another shelter. Once we finished all of our paperwork, Hobbs was ours to take home and they had informed us that all of his shots were taken care of. They neutered Hobbs for free and gave us tons of gift cards and certificates to use at Petco, free grooming and free stay for him at a local “dog

hotel” if we ever needed to go out of town. Today Hobbs is just over two years old, and one of the best decisions I've made. My reservations about adopting dogs has changed drastically and you would never guess that Hobbs was a shelter dog. He’s just as playful and loveable as a dog you can get from a breeder, but the feeling you get knowing that you gave this dog a home is something no one can take away. I saved hundreds of dollars by adopting and the fact that they took care of major services for me was an amazing benefit. He is everything I expected in a dog and there is absolutely no difference from shelter dogs and buying from breeders. The only way a dog can be considered “bad” is depending on how you treat them and how you raise them. There are hundreds of pets that need homes that may not see any in their lifetime, but if more people choose adoption we can lower the number of homeless pets and have a best friend that will love you just the same as an animal from a breeder.

Cecilia Cho is a junior from Overland Park studying journalism


little over one week ago, tragedy struck Overland Park. It was the day before Passover, a significant holiday in Judaism. There was a shooting. The suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross was said to have killed three people. All three victims were not Jewish, but because the locations of the shootings had Jewish affiliations, the attacks are being classified as hate crimes. The first location was at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and the second location was at Village Shalom, a nearby senior living community. Both places are for all members of the community — not strictly Jewish members. Cross was a white supremacist for decades who served time in prison in the 1980s. He was recorded screaming “Heil Hitler!” during his arrest. Immediately, the community of Overland Park came together, and even people that do not live in Overland Park sent their support from miles away. It is so sad when something like this happens, especially to a community that is so near and dear to my heart. It is a community that has recently opened their arms up to me and for that I am grateful because the people there live their lives just as I want to one day. Many people turned to the Internet and social media to grab the attention of others. On Facebook, many pages were made showing support for the victims, and people who had long been going to the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Kansas City changed their profile pictures to the JCC’s logo. My own newsfeed was filled with statuses about how my friends felt personally hurt. My friend Avery Parkhurst, a University

By Rebeka Luttinger

student who attended Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in Overland Park, posted, “To everyone in my life, including my amazing non-Jewish friends and family, I urge you to embrace all of the qualities in life that make us human. To love your fellow human being. To be accepting of others. And above all else to know that we are all meant to fix this upside-down world together.” The Jewish community here in Lawrence is relatively large, so this probably affected people that all of us know. It could be the guy in your math class or the girl you do yoga with. Either way, I have learned from this tragic incident that people need to come together during times like this. One of the people I turn to in Lawrence is Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel. I approached him about this terrible incident he said, “When you face hatred, you have to respond with love.” People, not only Jewish people, on campus were scared. At the Chabad house on the second night of Passover, there were two police cars sitting outside for protection. It was definitely something that I was not used to. My prayers are with the victims and their families during this tough time. I hope that one day, the world can be a place where none of this hatred exists and there is no need for police cars to sit outside for protection.

Rebeka Luttinger is a freshman from Richardson, Texas stuyding journalism.

@KansanOpinion It’s not. Where you get a dog isn’t too important. But affected moral superiority, can’t get that from anywhere but a shelter



@KansanOpinion Because older dogs deserve a chance to give you all the love they got!

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Because the stars know things we don’t.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 5 It’s all about action today (with a Grand Cross in cardinal signs), but the one who initiates loses. Test before pushing ahead. It could get tense. Watch your step! Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 5 Keep communications grounded in facts this month, with Mercury in Taurus. Postpone travel, risk and expense today... it could get explosive. Take it slow to avoid waste and accidents. Complete old projects, and stay flexible with changes. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 5 Keep your communications stable, consistent and solid this month. Provide support at home and work. Grab a good deal quickly. Stay out of arguments, controversy and upset. Recite a prayer or mantra to cool a tense moment. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 5 Community and group efforts thrive by weaving together resources, talents and support structures over the next month, with Mercury in Taurus. Avoid distractions and upset today... tempers could flare. Keep to practical facts. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 5 Your communications skill advances your career this month, with Mercury in Taurus. Avoid debate, risk or spending today, and maintain momentum to complete a project. Plans change. Stand firmly for your commitments, with flexible scheduling. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 5 Gardening and outdoor activities satisfy this month, with Mercury in Taurus. Fall in love with a fascinating subject. Negotiate turns and maneuvers carefully. The way forward may seem blocked, and shortcuts dangerous. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 5 Base financial decisions on fact rather than fantasy this month. Update plans and budgets with conservative figures. A conflict with regulations or authority could arise, impeding the action. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 5 Someone has a hair-trigger temper... avoid setting them off. Private actions go farther, with less friction. Dance with changes as they arise, without impulsive reactions. Mull over consequences first. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 5 Breakdowns and obstacles slow things. Get multiple bids for major repairs. Take extra care with kitchen utensils. With Mercury in Taurus, edit your communications this month for solid impact. Plan, prepare and research before presenting. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 5 It’s easier to express your love for a month with Mercury in Taurus. Plant seeds hidden in messages. Proceed with caution today, despite chaos. Old beliefs get challenged, obstacles arise and thwarted intentions distract. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 5 With Mercury in Taurus for a month, have your home express what you love. Resist the temptation to over-spend. Reschedule travel and new project launches. Work quietly to complete a job, to minimize conflict. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 5 Consider the impact of your words before speaking, with Mercury in Taurus for a month. Ground arguments in fact. Avoid conflict today by keeping a low profile.







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Emojis make up for lack of interaction in texts
entertain@kansan.com Smiley face, smiley face, salsa dancer, beer glass, clapping hands, clapping hands and a few exclamation points — a string of emoticons pasted together just to say “I’m excited!” without actually saying the words. Since the beginnings of AOL instant messenger (AIM) and email, our generation has taken the smiley face to a completely new stage. No longer does a simple smiley do the trick. With hundreds of characters available to us, we can choose a specific emotion in one click. Computer science professor Scott Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon University noticed that people using an online message board were getting into conflicts because it was difficult to communicate when they were “just kidding.” He posted the suggestion that they use the symbol “:-)” and the emoticon was born. From that moment on, the smiley face evolved to hundreds of emoticons. Now these hundreds of emoticons are being used more and more to replace everyday words in text messages or emails. According to an article on uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com, emojis are being sought as a modern day version of the Egyptian hieroglyph. With over 700 characters and rising now available in the core set of emojis, the world could be watching the written word becoming slowly extinct. Not only are emoticons slowly erasing some of our daily language, but they are surpassing our own basic facial expressions. Emoticons allow us to compensate for the lack of face-to-face interaction that comes with texting or emailing. According to the article, the emoticon might even surpass the human body language repertoire. “While U.S. psychologists have recently discovered 21 different facial expressions that all humans use, the emoji appears to provide a core selection of over 40,” the article said. Freshman Hannah Weise from Lake Quivera saID she uses emoticons daily and finds herself responding in only emoticons at times. “I use emojis if I want exaggerate my point,” Weise said. “They let me convey a visual emotion. Sometimes it's better to only use an emoji if what someone says is awkward or weird. Sometimes words don't do a text justice.” Although emoticons seem to be enhancing our communication, many times they tend to confuse the message of a conversation, just as Professor Fahlman had noticed. Weise agrees and says that using an emoji that is not normally associated with a text can definitely change the meaning and can be very confusing. “There are certain emojis that are appropriate in only certain situations,” Weise said. “You wouldn't want to be texting your guy friend a winky face because you could be giving him the wrong idea.” Sophomore Katherine Shaw from Overland Park says she always uses an emoji when the message could be misconstrued. “If I’m saying something sarcastic but it could be taken literally, I would use an emoji just so people know I’m kidding,” Shaw said. “Emojis add a more personal effect to texting because you can use so many of the different faces or hand gestures that you would be using if you were talking to someone face to face.” As our generation continues to use social media and texting to communicate, the emoji will always be needed. A text message or email lacks the facial and body expressions we need to interpret a message correctly, and the emoji makes up for that. Your recently used emoticons may say more about your conversations than you might think. — Edited by Jack Feigh


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Ask Cherilyn: pros and cons of ‘No Poo’ method
entertain@kansan.com This week, I took to social media and the sidewalks of our campus in attempt to lure some of you to ask the questions you have been harboring about hair care. As a licensed cosmetologist, one of my goals is to educate the less-informed with factual, professional information. I received plenty of specific and thorough questions regarding products, damage and genetics but repeatedly was addressed with the topic of the ‘No Poo’ hair treatment. It has been quite the buzz over the past couple years, but apparently has only gotten as far as making a lot of you curious. So I’m going to lay out the pros and cons of ‘No Poo’ versus shampooing and my honest opinion on the method. WHAT IS THE ‘NO POO’ METHOD? –Carolyn W., Junior The standard variation of this method involves “washing” your hair with baking soda to remove odor, lift oils and exfoliate the scalp, followed by “conditioning” your hair with apple cider vinegar to clarify, soften and add shine. It is a home remedy that can be used to replace store bought shampoos. To those who will try this method, there will be a transition phase as your hair adjusts to its new method of cleansing where your scalp will seem particularly oily; I suggest dry shampoo during this phase. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE ‘NO POO’ METHOD? –Natalie W., Marketing Sophomore Personally, I have yet to try this method. However, I do know people that have tried it and have had results on both ends of the happiness scale. Because I know quite a bit about the science behind hair, I am telling you that I don’t recommend it. I’m not just trying to go against the crowd here or push professional products on you, but I want to tell you why this method is no worse than using dollar store shampoo. Your hair follicles contain and create natural oils called sebum, which is essential for keeping the hair naturally healthy and conditioned. Over-washing by any method will strip those natural oils and trigger your sebaceous glands to release extra sebum. This overproduction will lead to greasy-looking and feeling hair regardless of what you use. While the pH of the hair and scalp is naturally between 4 and 7, baking soda is far right on the pH scale, hitting an alkaline level of 9, which is 100 times more basic than water. So while it may soften your hair at first due to the alkaline weakening the hair strands, baking soda can damage your scalp and hair because of its inability to balance pH. For those with a naturally higher pH level, this method does tend to work, at least for a little bit, but it won’t work universally. There are many claims of the ‘No Poo’ method resulting in softer, fuller and bouncier hair, but I personally don’t feel comfortable with putting something on my hair that I can also use to clean the bathroom. IS SHAMPOO REALLY BAD FOR YOUR HAIR? –Maureen C., Psychology Sophomore The ‘No Poo’ method stemmed from the desire to use chemical-less cleansing agents and has contributed to the notion that shampoo is bad. Shampoo is not bad. Chemicals that certain shampoos contain are bad, but there are plenty of hair care lines that are free from those toxic ingredients. The ingredients to watch out for are sulfates (it unnecessarily creates foam and bubbles and when it combines with other chemicals, it can form a deadly class carcinogen), perfumes and fragrances (this is code for at least 1,000 toxic synthetic ingredients), parabens (or basically preservatives, included to prolong shelf life and are proven carcinogens), DEA, MEA and TEA (hormone-disrupting chemicals that can form cancer-causing agents) and FD&C color pigments (made from coal tar and are carcinogenic). It seems like a long list to have to check for, but many hair care lines are free of these toxins and more are joining that movement. I recommend Loreàl Professional, Aveda or Bumble and Bumble; they are guaranteed safe and will improve the quality of your hair. Today I want to emphasize saying “no” to ‘No Poo.’ Although it is cheap, it cannot guarantee the health or color of your hair, only a licensed professional and professional products can. I hope this column helped you gain an understanding of the latest fad method. Keep an eye out for my next Ask Cherilyn column to see the answers to more of your questions. — Edited by Jamie Koziol


Americans still gripped by missing plane mystery
from, reports never ran nonstop on TV and the clamor on social media also died down. But Americans yearned for more. Many found it impossible to believe that a modern Boeing 777 carrying 239 people could just vanish without a trace in an age where an iPhone can be tracked just about anywhere. Part of the obsession may also revolve around the country's gotta-know-now mentality and its social media addiction that gets fed 24/7 by the latest breaking news, raw footage or photos going viral on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Since the plane disappeared, it has consistently been one of the top five mostread stories on The Associated Press' mobile app. And so Americans tuned in to watch the latest developments. And when there were no new developments, they stayed glued to their smartphones because the suspense of not knowing — or possibly missing something new — somehow spiked when nothing was going on. From oil slicks to pings from dying black boxes, each new lead provided a salacious morsel that drove viewers to wonder: Will this be it? "I find myself drawn into watching or reading about it because it has taken on seem-

PERTH, Australia — From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved on. Even though it unfolded on the other side of the world with only three Americans on board, many were sucked in anyway. "This story has many ingredients of compelling drama, particularly early on: lives at stake, mystery unsolved, a race against time, human emotion," Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute, said in an email. But why did interest remain so high in the U.S. when the story lost steam elsewhere? It dropped from most Australian front pages and websites weeks ago, despite the search being coordinated off its western coast. CNN International tapered its coverage when other big news broke. But CNN in the U.S. continued its heavy focus on the plane. Even in China, where twothirds of the passengers were

Flight officer Rayan Gharazeddine on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, Australia, Saturday, March 22. The plane, which has been missing for more than a month now, still has a holds a tight grip on American interest while it tapers in other countries like Australia and China. ingly mythic worldwide importance," Paul Mones, an attorney from Portland, Oregon, wrote in an email. "In this modern world we simply refuse to accept that something so concrete can get so out of our physical reach and understanding. ... People just refuse to concede that the cause of the disaster will likely forever remain unknown." After six weeks of breathless reporting, not one shred of hard evidence has been found from the jetliner. A month and a half into the massive search that has involved scores of countries scouring thousands upon thousands of ocean miles, the plane was still


among the top three stories Sunday on Google news. The only new development was that the robotic submarine was expected to finish its sweep of the seabed in a week.

NATIONAL Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing

PHILADELPHIA — Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia. The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes opened in the Francisville neighborhood after about 18 months of construction. Bon Jovi's Soul Foundation provided the lead gift for the $16.6 million complex, which he hopes will offer tenants the support they need to get back on their feet. "This is not a handout, it's just a hand up," Bon Jovi said in an interview before the official ceremony. "This opportunity for them is special and it's not easy to come by." The four-story building, which was financed by public and private funds, also includes retail and office space. Residents will receive social services from Project HOME, a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in Philadelphia. HOME stands for Housing, Opportunities, Medical and Education. — Associated Press

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Study abroad costs can undermine participation
news@kansan.com Studying abroad is, understandably, a large financial burden. Though, some students say the burden is bigger than they originally thought. Maria Holt, a junior from Pittsburgh, Penn., is one of those students. Holt studies classics, which has allowed her to travel to Italy multiple times for classes and archaeological digs. Last summer, she traveled to Rome as part of a Student Initiated Program (SIP) through the University of Michigan. “I had to bring in proof that I had gotten accepted to the program and I had to bring in [a budget of] how much it was going to cost,” Holt said. Immediately, Holt noticed some issues with her budget. “It’s complicated because the first thing that was a problem was that KU, if you’re studying abroad, they don’t cover your at-home costs,” Holt said. “If you’re gone for the summer, if you can’t find a sub-leaser you have to come up with that additional rent by yourself. You can’t include that in your budget.” Students who will be studying abroad will have to continue to pay for their utilities and other living expenses on top of the program they’re participating in. “[The program] doesn’t really take that into account that students have lives back here,” Holt said. Forecasted budgets for study abroad also only take into consideration airfare from Kansas City, Mo. Holt’s budget was based upon a cheaper Kansas City flight rather than the city she was actually going to fly out of — Pittsburgh. budget doesn’t prepare students for extra costs once they reach their destination. “[Eating out] is part of the culture. It’s expensive,” Holt said. “I knew the culture, I knew the language, [but] I had no idea how to live there.” Holt’s orientation also neglected to mention the service and cover fees that students studying in Italy would be facing. More importantly, orientation left out information

Buffalo Bob’s Smokehouse is going out of business after 44 years. Bob’s has been popular on Mass. Street since its opening in 1977.


“When they (Office of Study Abroad) give you these budgets, they don’t really allow you to extrapolate from that.” MARIA HOLT Junior study abroad student
concerning visas and other legal matters. “When we got to Rome, that’s when we learned about a 55 Euro [bus] fine, but they don’t really tell that to students here,” Holt said. “I think that they leave out things that students could get in trouble with that could cost more.” Christina Ostmeyer, a sophomore from Colby, also has experience with the high cost of studying abroad. “There were multiple factors [keeping me from studying abroad], a large one was fi-

Classic downtown restaurant to close
news@kansan.com Buffalo Bob’s, a Massachusettes Street barbeque staple, is closing its doors on Tuesday, April 29. The restaurant, which opened in 1977, is owned by Lawrence City Commissioner Bob Schumm. “I’ve been in business now for 44 years,” said Schumm. “I decided now was a good time to close.” Schumm began his 44-yearlong career in the food service industry while a student at the University. “The way I really got started was I sold sandwiches and soft drinks and potato chips and hard-boiled eggs at the fraternity and sorority houses at night,” Schumm said. “[Food service] looked to be a good opportunity.” After graduating in 1968 with a journalism degree, Schumm began opening his own restaurants. Prior to starting Buffalo Bob’s, Schumm opened the Bull and Boar and the Mass St. Deli. Schumm got the idea for Buffalo Bob’s from other barbecue restaurants. “I’d been to a BBQ restaurant in Kansas City and I was really interested in the food, the products, the popularity of it,” he said. When Buffalo Bob’s opened, it was one of only eight restaurants downtown. “It was a waiting line for an hour for each meal. 30 or 40 days in a row,” he said. Though Autumn Strausbaugh has only worked at the restaurant for a year, she’s heard long time customers reminisce about Buffalo Bob’s opening. “You get a lot of people who have been coming here for thirty years, so you get some of the stories about when it first opened,” Strausbaugh said. “A lot of people came here on their first dates and now they’ve been married for years.” Strausbaugh witnessed the reaction of her customers to the upcoming close. “My customers are really disappointed. It’s upsetting because it’s been open for so long,” she said. Some customers have said that they aren’t going to visit the new restaurant that’s moving into Buffalo Bob’s place. Supposedly, the Lady Bird Diner will open in the old restaurant’s spot and sell American food. The restaurant’s closing will also affect Strausbaugh. “I’m pretty upset considering it’s right before summer and so it’s pretty hard to look for a job right now before finals,” she said. Though the restaurant’s closing will affect the surrounding community, Schumm says that now is the right time to close. “I started right out of college. This restaurant has been here 37 of those 44 years,” he said. “It’s time to take a break.” — Edited by Kate Shelton

“When they give you these budgets, they don’t really allow you to extrapolate from that,” Holt said. Students studying abroad are also still required to pay the $440 of extra fees students staying on the Lawrence campus have to pay. “I thought it was a little odd that people who weren’t going to be here had to pay the full fee price,” Holt said. “Why should I pay the $60 for KU’s Med Center if I’m not going to be here?” Holt also believes that the

nancial reasons,” Ostmeyer said. Ostmeyer’s goal was to attend a summer program in Morocco. “Without scholarships, studying abroad would cost a little under $10,000 for two months,” she said. “That’s more than I pay in tuition for an entire year.” The $10,000 included airfare, tuition and spending money. Ostmeyer says the cost was harder on her as an in-state student. “It is financially just about the same [for out of state students] or even cheaper,” Ostmeyer said. “But in my situation, since I am an instate student that didn’t have any scholarships, it just would have been way out of my budget. I didn’t want to put that financial burden on me and my family just for two months.” Though Ostmeyer wanted to study in Morocco, she’s glad she won’t have to deal with the financial burden. “I think study abroad would be a ridiculously invaluable experience that you could grow so much from and gain so much from,” Ostmeyer said. “The financial cost is extremely large and you have to factor that in and see if the costs outweigh the benefits.” — Edited by Cara Winkley

––Students studying abroad are still required to pay full campus fees. ––Study abroad orientation often doesn’t include information on the legal aspects of travel such as fines and visas. ––Study abroad often costs more than a year of in-state tuition. Because of this, some students aren’t able to study abroad.

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Kansas farmer gets kidney transplant from hunter
TOPEKA, Kan. — Two hunters brought together by a love of the outdoors formed a friendship leading one to donate a kidney to the other, a friendship that has led to a foundation aimed at sharing the outdoors with others. Rob Robinson, a 45-yearold firefighter from Starkville, Miss., happened to knock on Gil Alexander’s door in 2008 in northwest Kansas seeking permission to hunt pheasant. Robinson returned three years later, this time to hunt turkey on Alexander’s property. “I didn’t remember his name, but I knew the voice and Mississippi,” Alexander said Tuesday of their second meeting. That’s when Robinson learned that Alexander was ill and needed a kidney transplant to prolong his life. Robinson returned to Mississippi and got tested and found out he was a match, in fact closer than if they were brothers. “He texted me and said ‘I’m a match’,” Alexander said. “I put down the phone and started to cry.” Robinson, a soft-spoken man of few words, jokes that giving the kidney wasn’t required for getting permission to hunt, but felt like the right thing to do. “I never thought I would be an organ donor, let alone a living one,” he said. The two went to a Kansas City Chiefs football game together then went to the hospital the next day for the surgery on Nov. 26, 2012. In the process, Alexander also

A worker sprays down telephone poles and other flammable materials while another sets fire to part of the fields that make up the KU Field Station in Northwest Lawrence. The fields are burned annually to promote healthy soils.


Rob Robinson chats with Gil Alexander at a prairie chicken display at the Statehouse in Topeka. The outdoorsmen have developed a friendship and business partnership after Robinson donated a kidney to Alexander in 2012. learned he had early stages of pancreatic cancer, which doctors were able to remove. “I just feel like the most blessed person on the planet,” said Alexander, 56.


40 percent higher usage rate of painkillers than any other age group from previous generations. The problem with prescription drugs is prevalent in the Lawrence area as well. According to usdrugtrends.com, there were 311 prescription drug-related admissions to Lawrence emergency rooms last year, involving drugs like OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Xanax and Lortab. The prescription drug, Adderall, is particularly troublesome for college students. Nationally, seven percent of college students are using the prescription drug Adderall illegally, and students ages 18 to 22 are twice as likely as non-students to use the drug for non-medical purposes, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

Sgt. Trent McKinley of the Lawrence Police Department, said that abuse of prescription drugs in the Lawrence area is a growing problem the department has had to deal with recently. In March, a man was arrested in relation to a string of prescription drug thefts at Dillon’s pharmacies. McKinley said things like drug take-back days help them control the problem. “We certainly see pain medications being sold in the street and in the schools,” McKinley said. “Anything that we can do to keep those out of an abusers hands or someone who’s going to turn around and sell them is significant, and we have seen more of that in the past few years.” In addition to keeping drugs out of unauthorized hands, McKinley said the take-back day helps keep the city safe in other ways as well. more from Chicago, said she was told early in the school year she would have to wait 27 days for an appointment with a professional therapist, so she agreed to see a CAPS intern instead. “There was no intervention or clinical work for my anxiety,” Jakubowski said. “It was more just talking about how I felt about it.” Jakubowski said she wound up seeking professional help from the local Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. The University is not alone in trying to balance the demand for services with its staffing levels. According to the 2013 National Survey of College Counseling Center Directors, 95 percent of college campus counseling centers reported an increase in students’ demand for services last year. The survey also found that 88 percent of campus mental health center directors said the increase “posed staffing problems for them.” The International Association of Counseling Services recommends one health professional for every 1,000 to

“For us locally, certainly this benefits us, because it helps to divert toxic chemicals from entering our waste water system,” he said. “When people flush these things down the toilet, that of course gets into our wastewater system, which we purify and eventually becomes part of the drinking system down the line.” There will be two collection sites available for disposal on Saturday, one at the shortterm parking lot of the Douglas County Law Enforcement Center at 11 E. 11th St., and the other at the Lawrence Police Department Training Center at 4829 Bob Billings Parkway. Illegal drugs, inhalers, injectables and needles will not be accepted, and participants are advised to remove any identifying information from prescription labels. — Edited by Jamie Koziol 1,500 students. The University currently averages about one professional for every 2,000 students. Botts and Maestas said the counseling center added two or three staff members in recent years, with funding from Student Senate, but would need $330,000 more in base salaries each year to be able to add six professionals for a total of the recommended 18. “We are constantly reviewing our procedures in order to be more efficient and available while maintaining consistency with standards of professional practice,” Maestas said. Students who face a long wait at CAPS and want help to mentally prepare for the end of the year or address other problems can contact any of the following local services (which CAPS works with regularly): The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, DCCCA Headquarters, GaDuGi SafeCenter, KU Psychological Clinic and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. — Edited by Kate Shelton

“I never thought I would be an organ donor, let alone a living one.” ROB ROBINSON kidney donor

school year, about 40 percent of CAPS clients were graduate or professional students and 33 percent were seniors. “There are a number of factors which affect this process,” Maestas said. “Primarily, as the semester proceeds, stress — academic, social, financial, etc. — increases. Stress exacerbates any underlying problems [students] may have.” Maestas said he urges students to be sure to inform CAPS if their situation is urgent. Those will be addressed “promptly,” he said. “Urgent or emergent doesn’t only mean suicidal,” Maestas said. “If students need to speak with one of us sooner than the next available initial assessment, we encourage them to let us know. We can then assess the situation and respond to the need.” Any students experiencing an emergency should call 911, he said. For non-emergencies, the weeks-long wait for an appointment is not unusual. Grace Jakubowski, a sopho-

The transplant gave Alexander new life, allowing him to stop dialysis and to continue farming his nearly 3,000 acres north of Nicodemus. The men decided to build on their friendship and start Forever Outdoors, an organization that brings wounded veterans, children and others to northwest Kansas to experience hunting and nature. Alexander and Robinson

met with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and other state wildlife officials Tuesday to talk about their organization and to raise awareness of the need for organ donors. Robinson, who holds the record for one of the largest turkeys ever shot, said he always wanted to start a hunting business and the connection with Alexander is helping him fulfill that dream. The two are hoping to create a “five-star resort” where people can come experience hunting and the outdoors by overcoming any physical or financial obstacles. “I also want to turn my house in Mississippi into a lodge,” Robinson said. Alexander, a fourth-generation Kansas farmer, said his great-grandfather was from Mississippi and was a Buffalo Soldier in the Army. He’s traveled to the South to see his friend and promote their foundation.


Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 arrives from San Jose, Calif., in Kahului, Hawaii, on Monday, April 21. A 15-yearold boy on Sunday climbed into a plane’s wheel well, then flew for five hours to Hawaii on a misadventure that forced authorities to take a look at the security system that protects the nation’s airline fleet.


Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure
HONOLULU — A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed on the investigation. The law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Tuesday that video surveillance shows the boy on the airfield a little after 1 a.m. Sunday, walking on the tarmac and near airplanes in fenced and guarded areas. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. While it's not clear how the teen spent all that time, FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said the teen was sleeping in the plane before the 8 a.m. PDT takeoff. He "literally just slept on the plane overnight," Simon said.

High altitude and low temperatures knocked him out during the 5 1/2-hour flight; he didn't regain consciousness until an hour after the plane landed in Hawaii, Simon said. Medical experts have said the boy may have survived the subzero temperatures and thin air of the plane's 38,000foot cruising altitude because his body went into a state akin to hibernation. When the landing gear of a Boeing 767 retracts, there is little room to maneuver in the wheel well. The boy would have had to curl up in the fetal position or crouch down the entire time. And there is no way to get into the main cabin or luggage compartment without removing large pieces of the aircraft's interior, said Jon Day, general manager of Southern California Aviation, a maintenance yard in Victorville, Calif., that handles commercial jets. The boy was resting Tuesday at a Honolulu hospital. Hawaii's Department of Human Services said

child welfare officials were arranging his safe return to Northern California. Meanwhile, investigators were struggling to find out how the San Jose airport's post-9/11 security could have been so easily breached. The incident "raises serious concerns affecting passenger safety," said U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., who is asking the Government Accountability Office to assess airport perimeter safety nationwide. The boy has not been charged with a crime, but much about him — including his identity and his motivation — remained a public mystery. The FAA says about one-quarter of the 105 stowaways who have sneaked aboard flights worldwide since 1947 have survived. Some wheel-well stowaways survived deadly cold and a lack of oxygen because their breathing, heart rate and brain activity slow down. — Associated Press





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“Having the largest payroll doesn’t automatically mean you’re going to win. We’ve seen that time and time again.” — Hal Steinbrenner, Owner of New York Yankees YardBarker.com

Oakland A’s overcome low payroll, bring A game



2014’s Opening Day marked the first time since 1998 that the Yankees didn’t have the MLB’s highest payroll to begin the year. — CBS Sports

Q: Which MLB team has the league’s lowest payroll in 2014?

A: Houston Astros with $44.5 million. — Associated Press

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he Oakland Athletics have quietly been one of the best stories in baseball over the past couple of seasons. Arguably the least recognized of the five clubs California has to its name, the A’s are the only team from the Golden State to win their division in each of the past two seasons. Off to another encouraging start in 2014, they sit atop the American League West while boasting the league’s top run differential, scoring 31 more than their opponents. Sure, Oakland’s recent success is impressive — it would be for any squad — but the circumstances under which it’s achieved that success is the real story. The A’s play at a huge perceived disadvantage, regularly finding themselves among the league’s bottom teams in terms of payroll. In 2012, they were dead last. Last season, fifth-lowest. And this year, sixth from last. To put that in perspective, consider the Kansas City Royals’ salary situation for a moment. You’ve likely overheard a Royals fan or two blaming their lack of success on their shortage of funds. I know that I have. And it’s a legitimate argument — KC regularly has one of the league’s top farm systems, but can’t afford to keep that talent once it starts

producing. Now consider that Oakland has had, on average, $10 million less to work with than the Royals each of the last three seasons. That’s another top-of-the-rotation pitcher or starting shortstop. To boot, it’s one of only three teams in the league that doesn’t have a single player on its roster earning more than $11 million this season. To put that in perspective, the New York Yankees own nine players that make more than that. It’s quite the disparity, yes. But unlike Kansas City, Oakland hasn’t allowed its undesirable financial situation define it. Instead, it’s become a great underdog story. The type that they make movies about. Well, actually, they’ve already made one. A’s general manager Billy Beane’s tactics used to field a competitive team with limited finances are well-chronicled in 2011’s Moneyball. Unfortu-

By Kyle Pappas

nately, the film’s September release also coincided with the conclusion of Oakland’s fifth-consecutive season with a record .500 or under. The team and attitude documented in the movie were a distant memory. But fast forward three years and that swagger has clearly returned to the A’s clubhouse. And make no mistake, when you don’t have a lot of money, swagger is everything. Especially when you’re stuck in a division with the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers — teams that own the league’s sixth and eighth highest payroll, respectively. The idea that Oakland has been able to claw its way back out of MLB’s cellar with a payroll less than half of its divisional competition is nothing short of amazing. Beane and the A’s don’t appear to mind that both Texas’ and LA’s four highest-paid players make significantly more than their entire team does. They don’t mind that the last team to win the World Series with a payroll under $100 million was the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies (Oakland has $68,577,000 this year). They don’t

mind that conventional wisdom says they shouldn’t be doing anywhere close to as well as they have been. No, none of that matters. The A’s have fielded nine, fundamentally sound ballplayers who simply work well together. In an age of big names, big egos and big contracts, it’s easy to forget that’s really what it’s all about. So, if you’ve been searching for an enticing storyline to follow this baseball season, look no further than the AL West. It’s David vs. Goliath; good vs. evil. However you want to look at it, there’s no doubt that there’s something special going on in Oakland. It’ll be interesting to see how long the A’s can keep it up while competing against some of the league’s biggest spenders. — Edited by Jack Feigh

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Softball Baylor 6:30 p.m. Waco, Texas Track and field Drake Relays All day Des Moines, Iowa Men’s golf Big 12 Championship All day Trinity, Texas Women’s golf Big 12 Championship All day Austin, Texas Baseball Baylor 6:35 p.m. Waco, Texas

Softball Baylor 3 p.m. Waco, Texas Track and field Triton Invitational All day San Diego, Calif. Men’s golf Big 12 Championship All day Trinity, Texas Women’s golf Big 12 Championship All day Austin, Texas Baseball Baylor 3:05 p.m. Waco, Texas

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No more surprises from Jayhawks



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Oakland A’s are worth more than their payroll



By Blair Sheade
he Kansas football squad doesn’t have any wow-factor players who force opposing defenses to draw up game plans around them. After a poor showing at the spring game two weeks ago, the Jayhawks needed to find something to give them an edge before games. One surprise coach Charlie Weis held for opponents was the unknown of the starting quarterback. Sophomore Montell Cozart and junior Jake Heaps were battling for the spot in the spring and were supposed to continue into the summer, but that competition was cut short. Last week, Weis announced that Cozart will start at quarterback to begin the season. Weis previously stated at the spring game press conference that the QB starter would be unknown until the start of the season. There goes the element of surprise for the Jayhawks; Kansas had a chance to force teams to plan for two quarterbacks with different styles of play because both quarterbacks could start. Heaps, who was the 2013 season-opener starter, is a pocket passer who doesn’t have much mobility, but has a strong arm. Cozart flashes strength and accuracy in his arm, and his ability to escape the pocket gives him the best opportunity to score. He had two rushing touchdowns in the spring game and was named the spring game’s most valuable player. Heaps failed to take control of the Jayhawks last season which opened up the starting job to Cozart. Cozart held the upper hand over Heaps after he led the Jayhawks to defeat West Virginia to give Kansas its first Big 12 conference victory in almost three seasons. I agreed with Weis, because he said that it would be stupid to tell the opposing team who the starting quarterback would be. Weis said at the spring game press conference that he wouldn’t reveal who the starting quarterback until the start of the first game because he didn’t want teams to know what part of the new offensive coordinator John Reagan’s offense was going to be executed. At Rice, Reagan, who controlled the 17th ranked rushing offense last season, used his quarterback to run and throw the ball, and gave the Rice offense a dual-threat look. Weis said Reagan has different schemes that he can pick from during games. Cozart becoming the starter before the season has its pros and cons like any other situation. One positive of Cozart starting in the summer is that he can build a solid relationship with the wide receivers before the first game. If Weis held the starting spot open, the wide receiver would be blinded to who would be throwing him the ball because every QB has different tendencies. One negative is that defenses only need to focus on Cozart more as a rusher than a passer, which gives the defense an advantage. Reagan’s offense ranked 103rd in passing yards per game last season, and to open up the rushing game, Cozart needs to make plays with his arm. There is a long way before the first game, but we will have to wait and see if Weis’ decision was the right move on Sept. 6 against Southeast Missouri State. — Edited by Stella Liang


Kansas freshman Jon Hander pitches during the fifth inning of a game against Grand Canyon. Hander had his first career start in the 7-1 win and only allowed one run off five hits.


sports@kansan.com Kansas (23-19 6-9) is coming off a losing series in Stillwater, Okla., against the Cowboys of Oklahoma State. The Cowboys now sit atop the talented Big 12, with an 11-4 conference record, 29-11 overall, winners of seven straight. Meanwhile the Jayhawks sit in sixth ahead of West Virginia, Baylor and Kansas State. The Jayhawks have a date set with the Baylor Bears this weekend, in what could be a defining series in terms of how they will finish in conference. Before they dance with the Bears in Waco, the Jayhawks have a midweek matchup against Missouri State (17-9 6-6) of the Missouri Valley Conference, on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark. The Missouri State Bears will likely go with left-handed sophomore Andy Cheray on the mound. Cheray has made just four appearances and one start, in just over nine innings of work. He has a perfect record thus far at 1-0 and has yet to allow a run. Kansas’ coach Ritch Price will give the ball to freshman

Jon Hander to get Kansas back in the win column. He picked up his first career victory in his last start against Grand Canyon the last time the Jayhawks were in Hoglund, and pitched his way into a midweek starting role. He has a 1-1 record with a 3.60 ERA in three starts. He has only walked five batters in 20 innings of work. Kansas has three players that are regular starters that are batting north of the .300 mark. Junior left fielder Michael Suiter is hitting .335 with his 23 RBIs. Junior designated hitter Dakota Smith is hitting .311 with 22 RBIs while senior center fielder Tucker Tharp is batting .305 with 20 RBIs and five home runs, including one in Stillwater. Kansas will win if… If they can continue to pitch and play defense. For a team built on defense and pitching, the Jayhawks have struggled at times in their midweek matchups. With a 3-6 season record against midweek matchups, the Jayhawks are even more desperate for a win after the Cowboys sweep. In the three midweek

Senior outfielder Tucker Tharp slides safely to third base during Wednesday’s win against Grand Canyon. The Jayhawks won 7-1. wins, Kansas has allowed a combined three runs against Creighton, Wichita State and Grand Canyon. Kansas will lose if… If they don’t get production out of the heart of their lineup. In their series sweep Suiter, Smith and junior right fielder Connor McKay, had a combined one RBI on the weekend. McKay who leads the conference in RBIs as well as home runs failed to score one runner all weekend, as well as Smith. If they expect to snap this three game losing streak they need their big hitters to step up. Player to watch Freshman pitcher Jon Hander. Hander is coming off arguably his best performance, against Grand


Canyon, where he tossed 78 pitches, going seven innings deep, allowing one run off five hits. His performance last week is the reason coach Price decided to go with the freshman rather than junior Drew Morovick the previous midweek starter. — Edited by Jamie Koziol


DeBruce Center to house Naismith’s rules

Since David and Suzanne Booth purchased Dr. James Naismith’s original rules of basketball four years ago, some have wondered when they would be able to see one of the most valued documents in the history of sport. That answer became more clear this month as the University announced its plan for the construction of a building that will house the rules created by Naismith, the inventor of basketball. The DeBruce Center, named after chief donors and University of Kansas alumni Paul and Katherine DeBruce, will begin construction later this year. Together with the Booth Family Hall of Athletics, Allen Fieldhouse — as well as the University — will become an even bigger hotspot to locals and beyond. And not just to watch a basketball game. “We’ve always thought

that this building can be a magnet, a drawing card if you will, for people from around this area and around a larger region,” said Jim Marchiony, the associate athletic director for public affairs. “A drawing card not only for this building but also for the campus of the

Fieldhouse and will also be accessible through the second-floor concourse of the arena. In addition to housing the rules, it will include exhibits documenting the history of Kansas basketball, a small theater, retail dining and café, a training table

“...the game is embedded into the history of this school. Having the rules here just emphasizes that relationship even more.” JIM MARCHIONY Associate athletic director for public affairs

University of Kansas, so that’s the exciting part of this.” While a specific date hasn’t been set for its official opening, Marchiony said the center should open sometime in 2015. With a price tag of $18 million, the three-floor, 32,000-square-foot building will be located on the northeast corner of Allen

setting for both the men's and women's basketball teams, meeting areas and a catered event space. “There will be space in this building for people to eat and meet and study,” Marchiony said. “It will be a building with several uses.” But what will draw many from around the region will be the iconic rules, which

were published in 1892 and have served as the foundation to the game of basketball. The Booths purchased the rules for $4.3 million at an auction in December 2010 and wanted to display them at the University of Kansas, where Naismith worked as a physical education instructor, coach, physician, professor and athletic director for almost four decades. “Because the inventor of the game of basketball [Naismith] was the first basketball coach here, the game is embedded into the history of this school,” Marchiony said. “Having the rules here just emphasizes that relationship even more.” The discussions for the creation of the DeBruce Center started as soon as the Booths purchased the rules in 2010. Then the fundraising began, a process aided by the University of Kansas Endowment Association. Marchiony said the discussions intensified over the last year to start pre-

paring for the construction. So far, more than 50 percent of the money required for the center has been raised. The DeBruce Center will be part of a larger makeover for the south side of campus that will also include a new dorm for the basketball players and a new business school. Both are set to be completed by the fall of 2016. “Really when you think about the new business school going pretty much across the street from it, [the DeBruce Center] really adds a whole new dimension to this part of campus,” Marchiony said. The University of Kansas will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the DeBruce Center on Friday, May 2 at 11:30 a.m., at the northeast side of Allen Fieldhouse. The ceremony is open to the general public. — Edited by Cara Winkley

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