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AMELIA ARVESEN
news@kansan.com The Elections Commission certified the 2014 Student Senate elections Tuesday night. The Commission heard two complaints regarding results from Jayhawkers and two past complaints against Jayhawkers. The Grow KU executive staff will take office next Wednesday. The Commission also released results of the election which included voting numbers for individual candidates of Crimson and True, Grow KU and Jayhawkers. “The Elections Commission sees no reason not to certify the election results and fully believes now is the time to conclude the election and allow the winning candidates to transition into their offices in Student Senate,” Angela Murphy, a member of the Commission, said. “The unofficial results released to the public on Saturday are valid and free from material distortion as outlined in the elections code. No compelling argument has been made to the contrary. This certification preserves the integrity of the elections process and of the Student Senate.” Before the full results were released, the Commission heard two complaints from Jayhawkers that contested whether the election results were valid and free from material distortion. The pair of complaints was submitted in

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the 24-hour window after the first set of results became public. Cody Christensen argued that regardless of the Jayhawkers’ disqualification, the re-

Christensen argued for the Commission to provide another 48-hour period for more complaints. He said releasing the full results would not make the Jayhawkers legitimate can-

“The Elections Commission sees no reason not to certify the election results and fully believes now is the time to conclude the election...” ANGELA MURPHY Elections Commission member
didates, but it would benefit the election process. “Releasing the results is a benefit to the students and to the legitimacy of the incoming student senators so they can

sults must be released in full according to the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA). Jake Rapp, chair of the Commission, agreed the Commission is subject to KORA.

not only see what platforms the students voted for and their results reflected,” Christensen said. The second complaint came from Cal Bayer of Jayhawkers. He contested the results were not valid. “In the results I do not see a single representation of my vote other than a total number which does not indicate for whom I voted or for what I voted for,” Bayer said. Christensen and Bayer urged the Commission to maintain the precedent, that all results should be made available to reflect a transparent process. Rapp then presented the spreadsheet that included the total votes, votes for Grow KU and votes for Crimson and

True. After quick subtraction, the Jayhawkers votes could be concluded. At the end of the hearing, Rapp made copies of the full results available. The Commission also heard two complaints that they postponed on April 11 against Jayhawkers from the Commission and Grow KU. The Commission found Jayhawkers in violation of 7.4.9.2.1 which outlines the $1,000 spending cap for each coalition. Will Admussen of Grow KU said the inclusion of the burrito purchase was at least $200, which put the Jayhawkers over the spending cap. Cody

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Documentary to highlight suicide hotline volunteers
KATE MILLER
news@kansan.com It was just another day at Kortney Rist’s volunteer position. The phone rang, which it had been doing throughout her shift, but this time when she answered, it was different. “There was one call that . . . moved me,” Rist said. “It was a younger teenager and she was having a really hard time and felt like she had nobody. By just talking to her and letting her know that somebody was there for her and that somebody cared, it just made me feel really grateful for all the people in my life that I do have to turn to when things get bad. I’ve been where she was, and it was great to have that experience to help her through.” Rist, a sophomore from Basehor, is a suicide hotline volunteer—one of the unsung heroes behind suicide treatment and prevention. Robert Hurst, associate professor at the Department of Film and Studies, wants to give her, and all other suicide hotline volunteers, the recognition and respect that she so rightfully deserves. Hurst is working on a documentary that aims to increase suicide awareness. In the film, he focuses on these volunteers who work suicide hotlines across the nation, telling their stories and sharing their experiences. Counseling Center. After the volunteers’ work concludes this spring, he will conduct interviews regarding their time at the hotline. His film will focus on the personal stories and experiences of five volunteers, some of which are University students. In addition to filming the volunteers in their training, Hurst and his partner participated in the initial stages of training with the volunteers, called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST. This training is a two-day workshop offered at Headquarters designed to help identify and assist those who may be considering suicide. Hurst explained that most of the workshop consisted of

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Professor Robert Hurst is creating a documentary that focuses on local and University suicide hotline volunteers.

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For his film, “The Listeners,” Hurst followed 13 volunteers through 11 weeks and 100 hours of training in the fall at Lawrence’s Headquarters

THE MAKING OF “THE LISTENERS”

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Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence (785) 841-2345 The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, available 24/7 (800) 273-8255

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Potter Lake is currently on a 2014 draft list of polluted or impaired bodies of water. Campus professionals have submitted a report requesting its removal after research proved the lake is within acceptable nutrient ranges.

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Experts work to remove Potter Lake from dirty list
CASSIDY RITTER
news@kansan.com A variety of pollutants have been found in Potter Lake throughout the past century: tires, car bodies, trash cans, beer cans, methane, oil and recently goalposts. Algae have also been a problem at the lake harming animals and fish. In 2000, Potter Lake made a list of 120 polluted or impaired bodies of water. This list, called the 303(d) list under the Clean Water Act, is compiled by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). As of now, Potter Lake is on the 2014 303(d) draft list. However, Stan Loeb, environmental programs specialist at the Department of EnvironCRYPTOQUIPS 5 OPINION 4

mental Health and Safety (DEHS), and many others in the department submitted a report earlier this spring to remove it from the list. The report is a collection of three years of research at the lake. The drafted list states “eutrophication,” or too many nutrients, as the impairment and has priority listed as low. Loeb said Potter Lake is on

the 303(d) list for two reasons: one is its chlorophyll — its algae growth and two is its pH levels — or its acidity. “At this point, after three years of monitoring, we are well within the acceptable limits for those parameters and therefore there’s no reason for us to still be on the impaired water body list,” Loeb said. To be removed from the

303(d) list, Potter Lake must have a TSI (trophic state index) below 70 for chlorophyll. For pH, the lake must be between 6.5 and 8.5 units. Ryan Thompson, a hazardous materials technician for the DEHS, is one of the technicians testing Potter Lake. Thompson said they test for pH levels, oxygen content, conductivity and clarity once

a month. After three years of testing, 2011-2013, the highest pH level at the lake was 8.56 units, taken at the surface level, in August of 2013. “The overall mean per all depths for the summer months, which is really the

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Index

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SPORTS 8 SUDOKU 5

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Wednesday, April 30
What: Coffee at The Commons with David Rokeby When: 10 to 11 a.m. Where: Spooner Hall, The Commons About: A free opportunity to converse with visiting artist David Rokeby of Toronto, Canada. What: Peace Corps General Information Session When: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Kansas Union, Divine Nine About: A general information session on the Peace Corps. Attendants will see a brief video, hear from a campus recruiter and learn about the benefits of Peace Corps service.

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Thursday, May 1
What: KU Innovation Fair When: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Where: Kansas Union, Ballroom About: Learn about KU technology, opportunities for entrepreneurial collaboration and network with faculty, students and company representatives. Cash prizes will be given for best poster presentations in the graduate and undergraduate divisions. What: Quickies: An Evening of Ten-Minute Plays When: 7:30 p.m. Where: William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall About: KU Theatre graduate students will present an assortment of ten-minute plays. Attendance is free.

Friday, May 2
What: Pre-Hispanic Migrations in Central America: What we think we know and what we wish we knew When: Noon to 1 p.m. Where: Spooner Hall, The Commons About: A free Department of Anthropology lecture from John Hoopes, director of the Global Indigenous Nations Studies Program, addressing the causes and consequences of human migration. What: KU Symphony Orchestra When: 7:30 p.m. Where: The Lied Center About: The KU School of Music presents the Symphony Orchestra in concert. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and students.

Saturday, May 3
What: Spring Arts and Culture Festival When: 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Spencer Museum of Art About: The Spencer Student Advisory Board hosts its seventh annual Arts and Culture Festival, featuring art by local and student artists, live music and more.

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A red-eared slider sunbathes on a sunny spring day before sliding back into Potter Lake. The lake is currently on a 2014 draft list for polluted bodies of water. Campus experts have requested its removal after performing a series of tests that prove it is in good condition.

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months of concern to KDHE and the Clean Water Act, was 6.9,” Loeb said. “KDHE has set an optimal pH range of 6.5-8.5 for aquatic bodies; therefore, Potter Lake is well within that range.” Chlorophyll testing at Potter Lake has a mean TSI of 48 Loeb said. He also said chlorophyll in the lake ranges from 37 to 59 throughout the year and ranges 42 to 59 in the summer months. However, anything less than a TSI of 70 is fine meaning Potter Lake fills the requirements to be removed from the 303(d) list. “We as a campus and as alumni and students were concerned about the quality of Potter Lake and…felt it important to keep the University appraised of the quality and how the University is working to maintain the quality of Potter Lake,” Loeb said. One problem the DEHS has come across is water lilies. When the lake is cleaner, light can penetrate to the bottom, allowing the water lilies to grow. As a result, the water lilies can be seen in the later summer and early fall. These flowers are a problem, however, because, as they grow, they accumulate nitrogen and phosphorus — important plant nutrients. Loeb said in the winter the plants sink to the bottom

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and decompose, releasing phosphorus into the lake. “That food can feed algae (microscopic kinds call phytoplankton) and begin to make the lake greener — a process called eutrophication,” Loeb said in an email. Loeb also said, about four years ago, their efforts resulted in dredging the lake and removing a food supply that was causing the lake to look and appear “very unpleasant.” “In 2010, a small plant called Watermeal (each plant is about the size of a grain of rice) grew so much that the lake surface turned bright green,” Loeb said in an email. “The dredging that was done after that was to remove the source of food that resulted in that type of very unattractive appearance.” Loeb said Potter Lake is a very clean and healthy ecosystem that supports a lot of life: fish, frog and turtles. “There’s an ongoing effort with the support of the University alumni and the students to maintain and continue to improve the water quality,” Loeb said. “The department of Environmental Health and Safety is here to assist in those efforts and we provide advice and direction as to how we should move forward to maintain the water quality.” — Edited by Jack Feigh

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Student group hosts second annual Justice Cafe
CODY KUIPER
news@kansan.com A student group on campus will bring light to social injustice this evening by celebrating artists who use their work to fight oppression. The Students for Justice in the Middle East (SJME) will host the second annual Justice Cafe, a nationally-held event on college campuses across the country to unify different groups and promote social justice. The event will feature local artists from different student groups who will perform music and spoken-word pieces that focus on social justice and diversity, as well internationally renowned Syrian-American hip-hop artist and peace activist Omar Offendum. Offendum has toured internationally at music festivals and lectured at universities across the country, focusing on subjects of social justice, human rights and the humanitarian crisis in Syria. “The premise of the event is to develop multi-cultural groups on campus and promote issues of social justice,” said Salman Husain, a junior from Wichita and the co-president of SJME. “We need to realize our struggles are the same, and we have a responsibility to care for all human rights issues not just in our corner of the globe, but in our neighborhoods as well,” Husain said. The Justice Cafe will include performances from a member of First Nations Student Association, an indigenous peoples group on campus, about problems native peoples face, as well as students from the Black Student Union, whose performance will focus on the issue of sexual abuse and other women’s issues. Husain said the purpose of having students perform from a variety of groups helps reiterate the events message of open-mindedness. “As college students, we have to look at diverse backgrounds,” Husain said. “Whether that’s cultural differences or differences of income, we need to realize we live in systems that are often oppressive or have oppressed members, and we need to recognize our privilege and that there are people that suffer from structures in societies across the country and world.” Nawal Musleh, a senior from Wichita and the co-president of SJME, said it was important for the group to bring in an act that could bring attention to specific issues, but have a broad appeal at the same time. “A lot of things he does and proceeds that he makes from these shows then goes to organizations that then help with humanitarian relief for Syria and things like that,” Musleh said. “But he does have a lot of work that isn’t just about Syria, he talks about human injustices that all people face too that everyone would be able to relate too.” The Justice Cafe begins at 6 p.m. in the Woodruff Auditorium on the fifth floor of the Kansas Union; it is free and open to the public.

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Humanities redesign program to benefit students, professors
MCKENNA HARFORD
news@kansan.com The Center for Teaching Excellence will begin a project to redesign humanities courses next fall using $215,000 in grant money from the Teagle Foundation. The project will be a collaboration among the University of Kansas, Rockhurst University, Park University and Elon University that will last for three years. Six professors from each school’s departments in the Liberal Arts and Sciences will work to find more interactive teaching methods and think creatively about how to engage students over a series of four face-to-face meetings and constant communication. “They will regularly share what they’re thinking about and show examples, and then as we move further and they begin to use their new approaches in classrooms, sharing their experience, sharing their students’ reactions,” director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Dan Bernstein said. The goals of the program are to involve more students in the classroom through new teaching methods. Bernstein said he believes that this type of classroom setting will help students learn to “think deeply about a field and begin to ask more complex questions.” “Doing that requires a lot of practice and that practice is most effective if it is done in a social context and with feedback from someone who is very experienced,” Bernstein said. Beyond the change in teaching style, Bernstein said that students will see a change in the amount of preparation that is needed for class in order for them to get the most out of what they are learning. However, this leads to larger numbers of students performing at the highest level and a higher passing rate. “Classes taught in this way show that how the class is organized also contributes to student success,” Bernstein said. “In the end what we all want is for each student to learn the most that he or she can.” Assistant Director at the Center of Global and International Studies, Mike Wuthrich, also believes that these classes are better for students. “Students who are engaged and take ownership of their learning enjoy it more and get more out of it,” Wuthrich said. “We want them to see that these tools, knowledge and skill-building go beyond the diploma.” Wuthrich said the program can also be beneficial to professors. Currently the University provides many opportunities for professional development to faculty, including workshops provided by the CTE and technologies to take student involvement beyond the classroom. “It seems like [the program] will add another level of interaction and opportunity,” Wuthrich said. “I think it will be helping the departments as communities beyond just individual classrooms.” Because of the benefit to students and faculty, Bernstein says all of the work will be visible to the larger community through their website. “The real benefit of any inquiry is when others know about it,” Bernstein said. “I look forward to it.” — Edited by Stella Liang

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The program will begin next fall and take three years to complete. There will be six professors from each of the four schools who will collaborate through face-to-face meetings and constant contact. The program is based off 10 years of research that shows that students have higher levels of success in more engaging classrooms.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014 ECONOMICS

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Maximum wage could help close income gap

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Text your FFA submissions to (785) 289–8351 or at kansan.com
The Gates of Hell have ‘Abandon hope, all ye who enter here’. So does AFH. BOOM. My life revolves around food. Shout out to the girl falling and spilling coffee on yourself at Wescoe. I saw you, but I promise not to tell anyone. Some guy at the bus stop just tried to sell me drugs. His wife and kid were with him tho, so it was cool. If you have ever burnt popcorn bad enough to trigger the fire alarm, while living in the dorms, I hate you. People, if you look at the leaderboards for 2048, there are scores in the millions. Unless you’re up there, can we stop talking about how amazing we are? This bus has a hole in the roof. I wonder what the tour groups think of KU when walking by the anti-abortion billboard. What’s a DJ’s favorite vegetable? Beets. Just because there is a crumb on my lap does not mean I have to eat it. Too late. Is “Frequently featured in the FFA” a good thing to put on my resume? Walking behind a frat pack that’s discussing whether or not it’s possible to poop in a condom. I’m not sure if this is the stupidest conversation I’ve ever heard or one that I’d have with my friends. Nothing is more satisfying than walking down Jayhawk Blvd listening to Sexyback. Nothing says, “Welcome to KU!” to visiting families like the experience of watching cars being towed off campus. I’m not saying I’m Bill Self, but let’s just say nobody has ever seen us coaching basketball on the same court. To the girl who lost her jacket in Budig: you really should have been nicer to the guy trying to help you. That language was uncalled for. It’s just a jacket. To the guy who asked me when the last time a woman made a scientific discovery was at Quinton’s on Saturday. The last time they made a discovery was that moment when I discovered that your reproductive organs would never come in contact with a females reproductive organs. Or whatever organs you’re into for that matter. To the Sonic guys fanfic writer: Now I’m totally going to request that for Yuletide this year. #CherryLimarriage

ith the school year almost over, many of us are sweating over our summer plans. For some this means a summer job with hourly pay hovering around minimum wage. How do you feel about minimum wage? It creates deadweight loss, but is the money redistributed better? What if a maximum wage law existed? Back in November, Switzerland voted on a maximum wage law, the 1:12 Initiative. It would require compensation at the top, for say a CEO, to only be twelve times as much as a lower level employee. This way, a CEO cannot earn more in one month than a

lower level employee earns in one year. For comparison, here’s the current ratio. The average compensation ratio as reported by the AFLCIO in a CNN article says around 354:1. In one day, a CEO earns almost as much as a worker does for the whole year. Is this fair or is it something we should adjust? Are hefty salaries required to attract and retain talent, or would a top executive be willing to work for less? Or is the CEO earning their keep and deserve that level of compensation? When it was voted on last fall, Switzerland did not pass the bill. However, it did not fail completely with no

By Anrenee Reasor
opinion@kansan.com

support, so, maybe it will pass in the future. It revisited a conversation economists, politicians and theorists have been having for ages. Even President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed and set a maximum wage during World War II. It limited corporate salaries to $25,000 per year, at a time when soldiers earned only about $60 a month. The idea of a maximum wage law

is not novel, but it is starting to gain more traction. But is a maximum wage law feasible, fair or desirable? Looking to Switzerland and the general trend of CEO compensation, it is not feasible. Few policymakers will vote in favor of this because America is the land of opportunity. If someone works hard, why should they not be compensated fairly? CEOs must consistently make the right decisions regarding business practices. If they take the risk, should they not be rewarded? Would a 12:1 ratio be fair? Is the arbitrary number of $25,000 fair? Probably not. The people at the top should

be incentivized to take risks and be innovative. This is not to say their pay should have no cap at all, even professional sports franchises have caps, but setting it at 12:1 seems low. Are maximum wages desirable? Maybe. If American society wants to help the middle class, and tighten the ever-widening gap in income equality, some changes need to be made. Minimum wage could be raised but a maximum wage should also be seriously considered. Anrenee Reasor is a junior from Thayer studying economics and East Asian languages and culture.

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ver a year has passed since the first round of the Governor Brownback tax cuts and the jury is in: lower taxes in hard times will not stimulate businesses to expand and hire over the longer term. The State of Kansas has undergone large cuts in public spending, with education being one of the hardest hit. Some of these cuts have been to such an extreme that the Supreme Court of Kansas has ruled them unconstitutional. Cutting education is often a first choice for red-state politicians and can come with disastrous results. I am a Republican from Idaho, a deeply red state, and one which sits at the bottom of almost every ranking in education. Not surprisingly, Idaho has one of the lowest funding rates for education and one of the lowest per capita incomes in the country. The message has always been clear to me in Idaho — broad cuts in education do not help anyone, but rather make us less prepared for jobs, less prepared for higher education and less competitive as a state in generating workers that attract new industry. All of these have a direct impact on the economic health of our state and the competitiveness of Kansans and Idahoans at both a state and national level. How much is too much? The Supreme Court of Kansas is paying attention to this unfortunate lesson on economics and education.

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By Garrett Wolfe

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The reality behind the lesson is that a failure to fund education means a failure of education. Brownback has yet to learn the lesson or even open the book. When cuts are this extreme, with no thought to the impact this would have on the citizens of Kansas, one must ask why the governor of this state cares so little for its citizens. One of the most obvious conclusions to be drawn is that in the mad dash to a potential presidential bid in 2016, Brownback has eyes only for the finish line of national politics and no care for those that will help get him there. By exhausting the Kansas General Fund, Brownback isn’t left with too many choices. The Kansas Legislative Research Department, a nonpartisan part of the legislature, found that revenue isn’t keeping up with expenses even after the massive cuts in spending, including those on colleges, libraries, local health departments, courts, and welfare. If this continues unabated, the numbers show us the state’s general fund will have a shortfall of about $900 million by fiscal year 2019. The Kansas Constitution requires a balanced budget, so the picture is clear: either taxes will have to go back up or spending will have to come down even more. Rather than making Kansas a competitive state with competitive towns that can generate additional revenue

by attracting industry, Brownback has created a reputation for us as a state that is so extreme in its lack of regard for education and competitive industry that we continue to see Kansas towns and economies die off. My family has deep roots in Kansas on both sides and they are hopeful I can build a future in this state when I graduate. Even they wonder what will happen if Brownback leaves Kansas uncompetitive and out of money. Where will the future be for retaining and attracting citizens for the growth and strength of this state? Kansas growth is behind the national average and the extreme cuts that have been made to education only make that situation worse in the short term and long term. You can produce sound bytes touting an “economic shot of adrenaline” all day long but my Kansas relatives will tell you words are cheap, it is the actions of elected officials that you must watch. In a quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson, “The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.” It is important to remember that funding education is not only essential for the wellbeing of students, like those of us at Kansas colleges, but also to the functioning of democracy.

Garrett Wolfe is a senior from Boise, Idaho studying global and international studies.

ecently I reconnected with my African heritage. On April 17, I went to the Sisimuka Africa event, a University event hosted by the African Students Association that was rich with African poetry, music, dancing, fashion and food. It was really interesting, and I had a great time learning about my ancestral roots. I learned very quickly that dancing and music plays a big part in African culture. When the music began playing, you were expected to get out of your chair and dance away. I had the opposite reaction, clinging to the armrests of my seat. There was no way I was going to dance. I can’t dance in general, let alone African style. That is definitely something that has been washed out of my blood. But soon everyone around me was dancing (a few seats down from me there was a dude really getting into it), so I stood up. Slowly, I began to sway back and forth. I wasn’t busting any Michael Jackson moves, but it was pretty good for me. People read beautiful poetry afterwards. I was mesmerized by the thick accent of the poet and begin thinking of Africa. Someday I would like to visit where my family came from. I would like to have the sun fall on my face, bury my fingers into the soil and sit in the land of my ancestors. I wouldn’t expect to find out much about my family’s African history. Just being in my homeland would be enough for me. Another thing I learned very quickly during Sisimuka is that African spirit is strong.

By Crystal Bradshaw
opinion@kansan.com

During the African fashion show at the event, I discovered that excitement is shown by screeching. Well, screeching wouldn’t be the right word. Calling? Though I don’t know the correct term for these bursts of excitement, one thing for certain is that I jumped out of my seat numerous of times from these sudden African calls. One reason I liked the event so much was because it allowed me to peek into my own culture. Everywhere I turned was African culture and I absorbed it all with wide eyes. While listening to a beautifully read poem, I realized that sometimes we forget about our own heritage. We can spend so much time studying other cultural lifestyles that we unintentionally neglect our own. Going to the Sisimuka Africa event was a breath of fresh air. It reestablished my identity. It revived my African ancestry. It also reminded me that I still can’t dance. Or at least that I’m not the next Michael Jackson. Crystal Bradshaw is a freshman studying English.

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entertain@kansan.com Friday afternoons were forever changed this summer when driving past 14th and Tennessee streets meant seeing the wooden patio of Bullwinkle’s Bar and the sharpie-colored walls completely destroyed. Facebook posts and statuses took over news feeds like Buzzfeed quiz links, voicing opinions from alumni and students alike about how to face the fact that the Bull was no longer going to flaunt its historic rustic-ness. But now, a year later, the new, modern patio of the Bull is overflowing with University students. Moosebulls have made a comeback for better and for worse, and girls and boys finally get to enjoy separate bathrooms. Junior Drew Auer from Prairie Village says she has come to love the new Bull but misses the historic and intangible feel it had before the remodel. “I really miss that it said ‘Les Bullwinkles’ on the outside and that the ‘e’ was hanging upside down,” Auer said. “It was classic.” Auer says although she is a big believer in “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” she appreciates the overall improvements and that the patio atmosphere didn’t change. She says that it is a usual destination for her and her friends on a Friday afternoon or weekend night. “What I like best about the Bull now is, hands down the ceiling,” Auer said. “That is one of the greatest things to hit KU. Oh, and the heat lamps outside are on point.” Senior Melissa Brown from Wichita says even though she misses the old Bull, she knows that most of her sadness, like most people’s, wasn’t about the structure itself, but about the nostalgia and the memories. “There will never be another old Bull,” Brown said. “I think when people say they miss the old Bull, they are really missing that special year in college, when everything and everyone is new. I will always miss the old Bull, but I couldn't replicate the times I had there, even if the old structure was still there.” Although sharpie-ing our names on the walls of the Bull isn’t an option and the wooden patio is gone, the remodeled Bull five years from now will just be “the Bull.” The remodeled Bull now boasts a crowd on weekends and popular week nights. Hockey fans have found a home on the patio and there is occasionally live music. Junior Kendall Kohnle from Overland Park is a bartender at the Bull and says in comparison to other bartending jobs she has held in Lawrence, she loves working at the Bull the most. “I have been a bartender at other bars and this is the first place I have really felt comfortable,” Kohnle said. “I also like that the conditions are really nice to work in. We try really hard to keep everything clean and organized which makes a huge difference in the drinks we serve and the customer's experience.” Brown says she sees this organization and cleanliness and knows this is what will keep drawing a crowd to the Bull. “After a year, I have started to get used to the new Bull,” Brown said. “The patio is still the best place to sit after a long week of classes. It still doesn't feel like the old Bull, but it’s also not filled with the same people. I am pleased to see that it hasn't lost its ability to bring new friend groups together.” — Edited by Kate Shelton

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Oklahoma inmate dies after execution is botched
McAlester, Okla. — A botched execution using a disputed new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney on Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate's eventual death from a heart attack. Clayton Lockett, 38, was declared unconscious 10 minutes after the first of the state's new three-drug combination was administered. Three minutes later, though, he began breathing heavily, writhing on the gurney, clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head off the pillow. The blinds were eventually lowered to prevent those in the viewing gallery from watching what was happening in the death chamber, and the state's top prison official eventually called a halt to the proceedings, although it didn't save Lockett. "It was a horrible thing to witness. This was totally botched," said Lockett's attorney, David Autry. "They should have anticipated possible problems with an untried execution protocol. Obviously the whole thing was gummed up and botched from beginning to end. Halting the execution obviously did Lockett no good," Autry said. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin ordered a 14-day stay of execution for another inmate who was scheduled to die two hours after Lockett, Charles Warner. She also ordered the Department of Corrections to conduct a "full review of Oklahoma's execution procedures to determine what happened and why during this evening's execution." Lockett's botched execution is sure to fuel the debate over the death penalty in the U.S., where several states have had to scramble to find new sources of execution drugs because drugmakers that oppose capital punishment — many based in Europe — stopped selling to prisons and corrections departments. Several states have gone to court to shield the identities of the new sources of their execution drugs. Missouri and Texas, like Oklahoma, have both refused to reveal their sources, but both of those states have

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Christensen of Jayhawkers said excluding the burritos, the Jayhawkers’ expenditures totaled $991. Christensen argued the expenditure should not be counted on the financial statements because Jayhawkers were reimbursed for the burritos by 50 individuals, who signed documents stating such. Christensen said one burrito, an expense of $7, was not reimbursed. The Commission heard Christensen’s response but decided Jayhawkers expenditures totaled more than $1,000. “I think the fact the Elections Commission found the Jayhawkers were in violation of exceeding their spending cap just cements that the Jayhawkers did in fact commit an egregious violation,” Admussen said. Morgan Said, the newly elected student body president, said she is excited the results have been verified so she can begin to function with her executive staff as the next Student Senate. “I have spoken to numerous individuals in all three coalitions and we are excited to work together and collaborate,” she said. “Our goal is to integrate all these different ideas and opinions and I think we’ll begin that at joint Senate.” MacKenzie Oatman, presidential candidate of Jayhawkers, said she was thankful the results were released but disappointed that Grow KU would take office without a majority of votes. “I don’t know how you can take office knowing you didn’t receive the vote for it,” Oatman said. She said Jayhawkers plan to submit an appeal of the certified results to the Student Senate Court of Appeals. Kevin Hundelt, presidential candidate for Crimson and True, was unavailable for comment. — Edited by Jack Feigh ­

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role-play situations in which one person was a caller and another the hotline worker. He described how the leader of the workshop presented a situation to them acting as the caller. “She hits the table really hard and says, ‘That was the first barrel of shotgun, I’ve got another barrel loaded; what are you going to do?’ “My mind just went blank — I was terrified,” Hurst said. “It was interesting because even though it was a role-play, it becomes very serious very quickly. It drove home how the calls you get can be a teenager who just broke up with her boyfriend, or a middle-aged person who lost their job and their spouse left them and is literally driving down the road with a fifth of whiskey in their hand, about to drive off a bridge. You never know what you’re going to get.” Hurst expects to finish the film in the fall of 2015. After an initial screening and some festival appearances, he hopes to release the film on video to bring further awareness to the issue of suicide. He also hopes the audience will be able to connect and think about their own experiences in relation to those of the volunteers. “A great experience is just meeting all these amazing people who are very comfortable in their own skin,” Hurst said. “The people who do this, who volunteer, are not perfect people who have solved all of their own problems. They’re all very human and fallible people.”

ter has one or two volunteers or staff members on call from 8 a.m. to midnight every day of the year. In addition to acting as a suicide hotline, it is also a resource for those who simply need someone to speak to about difficult times they may be having. Hotline volunteers work four hour shifts at the Center, usually two shifts a week, answering typically eight to 12 calls each shift. Volunteers are selected after a vigorous application process, and after more than 100 hours of training, are required to participate in observation shifts under trained staff before being allowed to answer calls on their own, according to interim executive director Steve Lopes. The Center currently has 30 counselors who are on the phones each week. Lopes said that the Center hopes to train more volunteers in the next months, which will allow the phone lines to remain open 24/7 each week starting July 1. Currently, calls made between midnight and 8 a.m. are transferred to a lifeline center in St. Louis. Taylor Johnson, a senior from Eudora, is one of the Center’s volunteers. As a psychology major, she originally applied to the program as a résumé-booster for her graduate school applications. However, through her time at the hotline, she said she discovered much more about herself than she knew before. “It’s made me a lot more aware of my own emotions. I used to put myself down and think, ‘Oh, you’re stupid for feeling that,’ but now I can be more mindful of that,” Johnson said. “I’m better at communicating emotions with other people and tuning into other people’s emotions. When I got there, I realized I have an affinity for talking to

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already successfully carried out executions with their new supplies. States have been scrambling for drugs after drugmakers — many based in Europe with longtime opposition to the death penalty — stopped selling to prisons and corrections departments. Robert Patton, the director of the Department of Corrections, halted Lockett's execution about 20 minutes after the first drug was administered, saying later there had been vein failure. The execution began at 6:23 p.m. when officials began administering the first drug, and a doctor declared Lockett to be unconscious at 6:33 p.m. About three minutes later, though, Lockett began breathing heavily, writhing on the gurney, clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head off the pillow. After about three minutes, a doctor lifted the sheet that was covering Lockett to examine the injection site. "There was some concern at that time that the drugs were not having that (desired) effect, and the doctor observed the line at that time and determined the line had blown," Patton said at a news conference afterward, referring to Lockett's vein rupturing. After that, an official who was inside the death chamber lowered the blinds, preventing those in the viewing room from seeing what was happening. Patton then made a series of phone calls before calling a halt to the execution. "After conferring with the warden, and unknown how much drugs went into him, it was my decision at that time to stop the execution," Patton told reporters. Autry questioned the amount of the sedative midazolam that was given to Lockett, saying he thought that the 100 milligrams called for in the state's execution protocol was "an overdose quantity." He also was skeptical of the department's determination that Lockett's vein failed. "I'm not a medical professional, but Mr. Lockett was not someone who had compromised veins. He was in very good shape. He had large arms and very prominent veins," Autry said. — Associated Press

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“There is no room for Donald Sterling in our league.” ­— LeBron James Miami Herald

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BA commissioner Adam Silver dropped the hammer on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after allegations of Sterling making racist comments in a recorded conversation. Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA and has been fined $2.5 million for the comments. The conversation was between Sterling and his girlfriend V. Stiviano. In the conversation Stiviano said, “I don’t understand, I don’t see your views. I wasn’t raised the way you were raised.” Sterling responds with, “Well then, if you don’t feel — don’t come to my games. Don’t bring black people and don’t come.” “Do you know that you have a whole team that’s black, that plays for you?” Stiviano asked. “You just, do I know? I support them and give them food and clothes and cars and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? Do I know that I have — Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners that created the league?”

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Sterling said. The conversation continued on with how Sterling wanted Stiviano to delete “all the black people” from her Instagram, how black Jews are “a hundred percent, fifty, a hundred percent” less than white jews and comparing racism to the Holocaust. Sterling ends the conversation with, “There’s no racism here. If you don’t want to be… walking… into a basketball game with a certain… person, is that racism?” Silver wants Sterling to sell his franchise. “I fully expect to get the support I need from the other NBA owners I need to remove him,” Silver said. The Chicago Bulls released a

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statement saying they “will support recommendation” for Sterling to “relinquish his ownership.” The Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson said “[Silver] acted swiftly and appropriately with the severity of the penalty and I strongly support his decision.” As for who will be purchasing the Clippers, there are rumors floating around saying that former NBA legend Magic Johnson is interested in buying the team. According to ABC, “the NBA Players Association threatened to boycott the league if swift, punitive action wasn’t taken” against Sterling. “We had a call with the commissioner, with the executive committee representatives [of the Board of Governors], and with players across the league, and the commissioner asked us what our views were,” said Roger Mason, the NBPA (National Basketball Player’s Association) vice president. “We made it clear the play-

ers were ready to boycott.” The situation will continue to develop as the weeks go on. It is unknown if Sterling will go out quietly or if he will make a scene with his departure. Some players including Steve Nash, current point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, have come out and given their thoughts on the situation. “This is an astonishing situation obviously,” said Nash. “It begs a bigger question. If racism is a learned behavior, how long will it go on for? How long will people be taught to be bigoted, to discriminate and to instill hatred in our communities? Let’s hope this is an opportunity for all of us, the players and the league and the community to help educate and take one step further toward eradicating racism in our communities.” — Edited by Cara Winkley

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Baseball Texas Tech 6 p.m. Lawrence Softball Texas 7 p.m. Austin, Texas

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Baseball Texas Tech 2 p.m. Lawrence Softball Texas 3 p.m. Austin, Texas Women’s rowing TBD TBA Track Ward Haylett Invitational All day Manhattan

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Softball Texas 1 p.m. Austin, Texas Baseball Texas Tech 1 p.m. Lawrence

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Baseball Wichita State 6:30 p.m. Wichita, Kan.

Rain washes out Pirates-Orioles game, rescheduled
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BALTIMORE — Manny Machado will have to wait at least another day before making his season debut with the Baltimore Orioles. Machado joined his teammates and was poised to be activated from the 15-day disabled list before rain postponed Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday night, previously a day off for both teams. Machado hasn't played for Baltimore since undergoing left knee surgery last October. The 2013 All-Star third baseman won't formally come off the DL until the next day the Orioles are to play a game, manager Buck Showalter said. Rain is in the forecast Wednesday, too. Machado is ready to play, rain or shine. "I'm here to play baseball," he said, "If it is snow, if it is rain, if it is whatever." After a rehabilitation assignment that consisted of playing three games for Class A Frederick, Machado was convinced he's ready to compete again at the major league level. "The last couple days definitely helped," he said. "I felt ready a couple days ago. ... It was just a matter of getting the repetitions. I feel good. That's the main thing. I feel great. My body feels good, everything feels good. I'm just excited to be up here." The 21-year-old Machado hit .283 with 14 homers, 71 RBIs and 51 doubles last year, his first full season in the majors. He will fill the roster spot vacated by slugger Chris Davis, who went on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left oblique. Machado will also provide stability defensively next to fellow Gold Glove winner J.J. Hardy. "We played 156, 157 games together on the left side of the infield last year, so it's going to be nice to be looking over to my right and being pretty familiar with each other," Hardy said. "We're all happy to a have him back." Machado insists there's no play defensively that he would be reluctant to make. "I'm ready to play baseball. I'm going to go out there and make

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yles Turner, the No. 9 recruit in the country according to Rivals.com, is set to announce his college plans today at 3 p.m. Many speculate that it is a two-horse race between Kansas and the University of Texas, with schools like Southern Methodist University and Duke University also in consideration. Signing Turner would be another big recruiting splash for the Jayhawks, making an already-stacked Kansas team even more dangerous. But it also presents an interesting dilemma, one that will happen whether Turner comes to Kansas or not. For the second straight season, Kansas will have a very crowded frontcourt. Even with Joel Embiid and Tarik Black departing, Kansas coach Bill Self will be forced to keep talented big men on the bench, something he had to do last season with forwards Landen Lucas and Justin Wesley. Should Turner play at Kansas next season, Perry Ellis may not even be in the starting lineup—a crazy proposition for many. That would leave Jamari Traylor, Hunter Mickleson and Lucas to compete for a backup position, while the other two will become insurance in case of injury or foul trouble. That said, even with a Turner-less roster, the Jayhawks will have depth down low with five big men who can contribute. After sitting out a year due to the NCAA’s transfer rules, Mickleson will be eligible to play next year. Known as a skilled-shot blocker and a capable shooter, Mickleson is a player many aren’t talking about who will make a strong push for playing time. A solid rim protector, he set the freshman blocks record at Arkansas with 72 in the 2011-12 season. With two years at Kansas under his belt, Lucas is another candidate to receive increased minutes. Lucas showed glimpses of his potential this season and is a very skilled rebounder with an arsenal of post moves. Then there is Traylor, a mega-athletic player who is one of Kansas’ best post defenders. He showed his potential in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament last season with career-highs of 17 points and 14 rebounds. The redshirt sophomore has the most experience in Self ’s system. While Kansas would certainly miss Turner and his diverse skillset if he went elsewhere, the team should be fine with Cliff Alexander and his 7-foot3 wingspan playing center. In the 2010-11 season, Kansas made the Elite Eight and lost just three games all season without a true center in the rotation. Alexander’s defensive prowess and Ellis’ smooth offensive game should be more than enough to help Kansas make a deep run in March. If Turner commits to Kansas, it will bolster an impressive frontcourt. If Turner commits to Texas, Kansas will still have enough muscle in the paint to face him come conference season. — Edited by Jamie Koziol

Junior pitcher Drew Morovick pitches in the sixth and seventh innings at Wichita State. Kansas defeated the Shockers 10-3 in its fourth consecutive road win.

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Kansas wins again on the road at WSU
SHANE JACKSON
sports@kansan.com Twenty-eight days had passed since the last time these two in-state rivals faced off on the diamond, but the outcome remained the same, a Kansas victory. Back on April 1, the Jayhawks hosted the Shockers in a 4-2 win. A few weeks later, they traveled to Shocker country, on Tyler Field in Eck Stadium, and oddly enough performed better, with a convincing 10-3 victory. “Our guys rose to the occasion and took pride in this rivalry. That was one of our best games of the year,” said coach Ritch Price. Road wins seem to be a popular trend, as the Jayhawks now are on a four-game win streak, with all four victories coming on the road. “I told our guys we are going to play the most road games of any team in a BCS conference and we have done a real good job on the road all year,” Price said. Many things have changed since that April Fools in-state showdown, but the game started exactly the same. In their first meeting Kansas jumped out to a 4-0 lead on senior pitcher, Drew Palmer, forcing a quick exit for the left hander in the second inning. Wichita State tried a different arm to oppose the Jayhawks, with freshman lefty Cody Tyler. Tyler like his senior mentor, was beaten up in a quick fashion, by the bats of the visiting Jayhawks. Jayhawks strung together four runs off two hits in the first, drawing a pair of walks, and one charity stroll to first on a hit by pitch. “They started lefties both times but we got in good counts. It’s always good to take advantage of a pitcher early,” said sophomore second baseman Colby Wright. Junior designated hitter Dakota Smith ripped a double to left center, to score Wright and junior left fielder Michael Suiter. Another walk set Blair Beck up with the second hit of the inning, a two RBI double down the right field line, to give Kansas a 4-0 lead before the seats were even warm. Like the previous meeting nearly a month ago, Wichita State attempted to make a surge after falling into an early deficit. They score one in the second and two in the seventh. Sandwiched in between was an insurance run for Kansas driven in by Wright, on a double to right center. Coach Price tossed out his freshman on the bump, right

Senior catcher Ka’iana Eldredge swings at bat in the game Tuesday night against Wichita State. The 10-3 victory gives Kansas a 4-1 record against in-state teams. hander Jon Hander, who had begun settling into his new role as the midweek starter. The freshman allowed only one run off two hits, walking a pair, in five innings of work to pick up his second win (2-1). “I just throw a lot of strikes. I was able to get my slider going and it helps having a good defense behind me,” said Hander. Offensively the Jayhawks aided Hander as they scored 10 runs off 14 hits, in their 10-3 victory. A trio of players had a multiple RBI evening; senior center fielder Tucker Tharp had a pair of RBIs, as did Beck on his lone double. Smith led the way driving in runs thrice. Wright had a pair of doubles and was perfect at the plate (4-4).

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With the in-state victory the Jayhawks are now 4-1 against teams that reside in the state of Kansas after winning two of three in Manhattan against the boys in purple. The Jayhawks now boast a 27-20 record, and are riding a four game win streak, the second longest of their season.

— Edited by Kate Shelton

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