Voting was the primary

order of business during the
Student Senate meeting on
Wednesday evening, including
the approval of the new
executive staf.
Te 2014-2015 executive staf
takes ofce tomorrow and will
work throughout the summer
to implement initiatives. It is
the frst time in Student Senate
history at the University that
a dual female ticket has taken
“We have one of the strongest
executives stafs that I’ve seen
during my time here at KU,”
said Morgan Said, student
body president. “Everything
we do will stem from this core.”
Te old and new Student
Senate stafs sat beside one
another as Marcus Tetwiler
and Emma Halling handed
over responsibilities to Said
and Miranda Wagner, student
body vice president.
Said said the staf has
already begun working on the
creation of a non-traditional
student resource center,
nondenominational prayer
center, fall concert and charges
for the student body equity
“Senate can be very
intimidating at frst but I think
come August, we’ll hit the
ground running,” Wagner said.
Before the new staf was
approved, the outgoing
members elected Madeline
Dickerson, Emma Halling and
Marquise Paige as the holdover
senators, members who are
Student Senate veterans and
hold institutional knowledge.
During his ofcer report,
Tetwiler led everyone in the
room in a sigh of relief as the
year concluded. Te joint
senate meeting ended in a
brief and smooth turnover.

— Edited by Katie Gilbaugh
For many students, this
summer will include lounging
by the pool and hanging
out with friends, avoiding
anything too strenuous.
Sophomore Jake Bruce is
taking the opposite track: his
summer will include a 4,250-
mile bike ride across the
United States, all in the name
of promoting sustainable
Bruce, a mechanical
engineering major from
Shawnee, is completing the
trek through the U.S. with
the organization Bike and
Build, a national nonproft
that raises awareness and
funds for sustainable housing.
Along with 30 other members
of his team, Bruce will spend
10 weeks pedaling across
the country and building
sustainable housing along the
A serious bike rider for the
past three years, Bruce found
out about the Bike and Build
program from a family friend
during his junior year of high
“I forgot about it for like
a year, but then I looked
it up and found out it was
something that I could
actually do if I fundraised
enough money and if I
trained enough,” Bruce said.
“It just seemed like a really
awesome thing.”
Inspired by a Habitat for
Humanity biking challenge,
Bike and Build was founded
in 2003 by Mike Bush. Te
program started at Yale
University and quickly
became a national program.
Te organization’s goal is two-
fold: to beneft and address
the afordable housing crisis
and to engage young adults
who are looking to participate
in community service.
“Te idea is to engage young
adults in service, because
they have so much idealism
and passion for giving back,”
said Justin Villere, director
of operations and outreach
at Bike and Build. “Tey
also have the energy to do
it. Tere’s nothing quite
like seeing the country and
meeting so many diferent
people who are afected by the
same problem.”
Bruce’s journey begins
on May 22, when he will
set out from Charleston,
South Carolina, on his
cross-country ride. Te trip
includes 11 stops in various
cities, such as Oklahoma City
and Colorado Springs, where
the team will work with
programs such as Habitat
for Humanity, Rebuilding
Together and local nonprofts.
Te team will arrive in Santa
Cruz, California, on Aug. 11.
Bruce was required to
fundraise $4,500 for his cross-
country trip. Tese funds help
to cover the purchase of a
brand-new bike, as well as any
additional food and housing
costs during the trip.
“Tere’s been people that
I’ve sent letters to who are
literally family of my friends
from grade school,” he said.
“I typed up a letter, sent it
to them, and a week later, a
large amount of money was
donated to Bike and Build.
And it’s not just one family in
particular either; a bunch of
people have done that.”
He said he was surprised
at the amount of generosity
people displayed toward his
“It just blows my mind how
little of a personal connection
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Sophomore Jake Bruce plans to ride his bicycle across the United States to bring awareness to Bike and Build, an organization that raises funds for sustainable housing.
Cross-country bike ride benefits housing
By Mike Vernon
What I’ll miss
most is already
t’s been gone since fresh-
man year. It’s staying up
at 4 in the morning with
people you met months ago
sharing the moments you’ll
always look back to.
Here’s the scene: A packed
dorm room of kids staying up
as long as possible simply be-
cause they could. Te TVs are
turned of. Tere are no videos
games or computers out. It’s a
group of people staying up late
afer nights of debauchery or
studying to have conversation.
We’d talk and talk and talk and
get to know each other like
we’d been lifelong friends. Tis
was the frst year of the rest of
our lives, and we were damn
sure going to take advantage of
every second.
Tat frst year when you’re
dipped into something new
and exciting and crazy. So
many frsts. So many laughs.
A few tears, but nothing those
late nights at Naismith Hall
couldn’t fx.
Tat was college.
** ** **
For me, it started rolling in
the grass on Mt. Oread when
I was a middle schooler. My
brother’s commencement
the student voice since 1904
Joint Senate concludes with vote approval
Incoming Student Body President Morgan Said speaks at the opening session of the 2014-2015 Student Senate
on Wednesday.
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Development Director: Zach
Government Relations Director:
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Graduate Affairs Director: Angela
Outreach Director: Patrick
Secretary: Katie Meister
Treasurer: Drew Harger
Assistant Treasurer: Madeline
Check inside for a list of graduates’ names, tassel colors and more before graduation
Incoming freshmen will
get the opportunity to move
in a day early next semester,
as part of the Ofce of First-
Year Experience’s goal to get
students to “engage, discover
and belong.”
“Te extra day is something
that we were passionate about
having because we thought
it was in the best interest of
the students,” said Christina
Kerns, program coordinator
of the Ofce of First-Year
Experience. “Tere is a lot of
programming crammed into
that frst weekend and we
are trying to guide students
through a transition.”
Students will also be a part
of a new welcoming program
on Tursday night, and be
able to take advantage of a new
online pre-orientation module
and spend Friday exploring
“It allows us to provide
information where the
students need it, but when we
provide ongoing programs
it also acknowledges that
everyone is on their own
transition timeline,” Kerns
Te purpose of these
changes is to help make the
transition to college easier
and build a community for
“I think it recognizes the
signifcance of the transition
our students are making,”
said Sarah Crawford-Parker,
assistant vice provost of
the Ofce or First-Year
Experience. “Coming to KU
is a really big deal and I think
having an extra day really
recognizes the signifcance of
all that activity.”
One way the Ofce of First-
Year Experience does this is
by hosting frst-year seminars
again and bringing back the
learning community, which
is a collaboration between
courses in diferent schools
that will follow a theme and
which students can enroll in as
a group.
“It really does help make
KU seem a little bit smaller
for freshmen,” said Jeremy
Shellhorn, faculty fellow
for the Ofce of First-Year
Experience and associate
professor of design. “Te
learning communities are
one aspect that let you really
engage in a subject matter
in a deeper way and let you
Another way the Ofce of
First-Year Experience tries
to help keep retention rates
up is by getting students in
touch with all of the resources
ofered on campus, which is
why Crawford-Parker believes
adding an extra day when
campus ofces are open will be
benefcial to students.
“We want our students to feel
like they’re connecting with
people, but we also want them
to feel that they’re accessing
support resources and that
there are some clear pathways
into the University for them,”
Crawford-Parker said.
Both Crawford-Parker and
Kerns look forward to getting
more students involved next
year with the additional time
and all of the new changes.
“Tere’s a lot of planning
ahead of time, so to get to
the point and see [students]
engaged and initiate the things
we’ve been talking about for so
long is really rewarding,” Kerns
— Edited by Brook Barnes
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What: Grad Grill
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Adams Alumni Center
About: Celebrate graduation with the
KU Alumni Association. There will
be free food, music, a photo booth
and more.
What: Veggie Lunch
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Ecumenical Campus
About: A free vegetarian meal
every Thursday at the ECM across
from The Oread.
What: Monarch Watch Open House
and Plant Fundraiser
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Foley Hall, 2021 Constant
About: An annual fundraiser
featuring refreshments, activities
and a number of plants ideal for
starting butterfly gardens. Visit for
more information.
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Students hunt for summer employment
What: Art Cart: Painting Laughter
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Spencer Museum of Art,
Gallery 408
About: In this month’s Art Cart
activity, families will look closely
at several Japanese scrolls, and
will then use materials provided to
decorate a small hanging scroll.
Megan Engleman, a
sophomore from Lawrence,
has applied for seven summer
jobs in the past month. She’s
submitted applications at
restaurants, hotel front desks,
a beauty supply store and even
a veterinary hospital. She said
she has received a few calls
back and follow-up interviews,
but with no success. She
attributes her tough luck to the
rush for summer employment
by other students.
“Since everyone is looking
I haven’t gotten anything,”
Engleman said.
Business owners and
managers say there are still
available jobs in Lawrence
but they recommend that
those looking for work
submit applications as soon
as possible. Te demand for
summer jobs is high and many
businesses are close to full
staf, if not already full.
Tey also suggest targeting
local businesses that require
little training and using
personal connections.
Students may have more
success if they avoid big
corporations and look for
more local and summer-
specifc jobs.
Te search can be especially
limited because many local
businesses only hire people for
Subarna Bhattachan, the
owner of local restaurant
La Parrilla, said he doesn’t
hire students for solely the
summer months. He’s owned
the restaurant for 14 years
and says he prefers to hire
people looking for long-term
employment because it takes
about four to six weeks to train
waiters and bussers.
“We don’t just hire for the
summer because training
takes a signifcant part [of
the time] and then they’re
ready to leave,” Bhattachan
said. “It does not help us in
terms of consistency and good
customer service.”
Currently, eight of La
Parrilla’s 19 employees are
students, the majority of
them waiters. Bhattachan said
employees usually stay for two
to three years and that he will
begin hiring again for long-
term positions soon.
Colby Cooper, a cashier at
Te Merc, a local community
market and deli, said that Te
Merc consistently employs
students, especially in the
summer months. Summer
positions are still available for
“Tere is a position for
a fnance manager, which
would be good for a graduate
student,” Cooper said.
Eight other positions,
ranging from work in the
bakery to work in the produce
section, are also still open.
Currently about 13 of Te
Merc’s 130 employees are
Weaver’s Department Store
Vice President Brady Flannery
said it might not be too late
for students to fnd other
employment opportunities in
Flannery said that 20 years
ago, nearly all University
students would leave Lawrence
for the summer when their
leases were up. However,
in the last 10 to 15 years,
summer businesses have been
drawing more trafc because
more students have year-long
leases, which could lead to the
need for more employees in
summer months.
Weaver’s will hire for
the summer season when
necessary, Flannery said,
but she hopes her student
employees will have some
availability when the fall
semester begins. Flannery
said she would consider hiring
a few more employees this
Although students still
have time to get hired for the
summer, the search is likely to
be difcult with many other
students looking at the same
Junior Alexis Gonzales, a
Lawrence native studying
social welfare, said she was
beginning to doubt she’d get a
part-time job. She submitted
applications to several
downtown clothing stores but
none of them were accepted.
Tankfully, she said,
someone she knows
recently hired her to coach
gymnastics for Lawrence Park
& Recreation. Without the
connection, she likely would
still be looking.
“Te only reason I [got
the job] was because the
boss of the place contacted
me because she knew me,”
Gonzales said.
— Edited by Cara Winkley
Hawk Week hopes to engage freshmen
The Hawk Week experience is designed to make campus less daunting.
Walking down the hill and
leaving before the ceremony
is a little like walking down
the aisle and leaving before
you say “I do.”
There will be special memorial condolences in
memory of those who lost their lives in the recent
ferry disaster in South Korea. As of May 1st, 2014,
226 people including many students are confirmed
dead, with 76 still missing. Please join us in this
solemn event in the Kansas Union from 11 am to
noon and from 1 pm to 5 pm. If you have questions,
you may email ifa!
May 9th in the Kansas Union
4th floor
5th floor (Parlor Room)
11am-NOON 1pm-5pm
Study hopes to end barriers to volunteering
Volunteering — it’s not
something many college men
voluntarily choose to do. Men
aged 20 to 24 are the group
least likely to volunteer among
all gender and age groups,
according to the Bureau of
Labor Statistics.
Senior Zack Korte from
Lawrence hoped to change
the numbers locally, starting
with his fraternity, Sigma Phi
In a practicum for his
Applied Behavioral Science
class, Korte addressed the
question of why college men
don’t like to volunteer. By
identifying the barriers that
keep many members of his
fraternity from volunteering,
Korte wanted to help other
college men overcome those
While fraternity members
are required to spend at least
10 hours per semester on
community service, most
members have been doing
so out of requirement and
meeting just the mandatory
hours, Korte Said.
“You want them to be
motivated internally, so they
desire to volunteer even
without the requirement,” said
Micki Chestnut, director of
communications at the United
Way of Douglas County and
the main supervisor for Korte’s
Practicum. “Once they are out
of their living environment, no
one’s going to be keeping hours
for them.”
At the beginning of the
semester, Korte surveyed
members of Sigma Phi Epsilon
to identify the key barriers.
“For many freshmen, the
biggest barrier was time and
time management,” Korte said.
“Tey were worried about how
they’d handle classes, free time
and all the activities you have
in the fraternity.”
He also found that there was
an overall lack of knowledge
about all the diferent
opportunities and volunteer
agencies. Since then, Korte
scheduled weekly meetings
at his fraternity where he
addressed and discussed
barriers and solutions.
“A lot of guys wanted to
volunteer, but they just didn’t
know how to,” Korte said.
“So my frst intervention was
talking about volunteering
on the weekends and ways
to combine interests with
A key solution he ofered
was to connect interests and
talents with volunteering
“If you were an engineering
major, do something
engineering-based like
building a house for Habitat for
Humanity,” Korte said. “Tere
are ways to connect diferent
things. You aren’t blocking of
a whole chunk of time just for
volunteering and you kill two
birds with one stone.”
Another intervention Korte
did focused on all the diferent
opportunities to volunteer in
Tere are around 30 diferent
volunteer organizations in
Lawrence and Douglas County
that people could volunteer at,
and volunteers are vital for
many nonproft agencies with
tiny budgets and great needs.
“KU students can be, and
are an amazing resource in
Lawrence. Tey give a lot,
they are full of energy and
enthusiasm, and they have
wonderful ideas,” Chestnut
said. “A lot of agencies in
town would love to fnd a way
to work well with students.
We really, really value the
volunteer impact of KU
students and we hope that
more and more students will
get engaged.”
He also tried to instill the
values of why college men
should volunteer.
“I focused on what
volunteering gives to your
community, but also what
it gives back to you, like
networking, connections
with the community, as well
as a piece of mind that you
contributed,” Korte said.
At the end of the semester,
the interventions ended up
paying of for Sigma Phi
“Guys really responded to
it and we had a tremendous
increase in our personal
hours,” said Cormac
O’Connor, president of Sigma
Phi Epsilon. “I believe we are
required to have 10 hours a
semester per member but I
believe we are up to about 20
hours a semester per member.”
Not only had the number of
volunteer hours per member
increased this semester,
the number of members
who expressed interest in
volunteering afer college
Ultimately, United Way
will use what Korte found
in his practicum research
to identify diferent ways
to approach college men in
civic engagement. By sharing
the information with other
agencies, the impact of the
research could be extensive,
Chestnut said.
“With Zack’s information,
we can fnd out better ways
to open the doors for college
men to get engaged in
volunteering,” Chestnut said.
“If you take the long-term
perspective, these are men
who will hopefully become
life-long volunteers. Who
knows what impact they can
have in their communities.”
— Edited by Alec Weaver
Members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, pictured here at a Big Brothers Big Sisters event, were questioned
on what kept them from volunteering, the most common answer being lack of time and time management.

“We really, really value the
volunteer impact of KU
students and we hope that
more and more students will
get engaged.”
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Guys, the buses will have special
messages next week!!
Imagine a couch in a men’s bath-
room... Just imagine it... I hope you
learned something.
Thanks to the girls behind me in
the computer lab, I now have
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
stuck in my head.
There should be a shuttle called
the struggle bus that goes
from the Lied Center parking lot
to Daisy Hill.
Housing may stop us once, but not
twice! Pearson Deck Pool is back!!
Walking to class late and I see my
teacher walking, in no apparent
rush, in front of me. Students are
apparently not the only ones with
end-of-the-year- itis.
I feel a strange, unexplainable
connection to the person that eats
the other half of my grapefruit at
Mrs. E’s.
RIP Rieger Beach May 4, 2014-May
6, 2014. Pool may no longer be
cold but the babes are still hot.
If you walk on the left side of the
sidewalk and continually run into
people, chances are I hate you.
In the fall there is a sunflower
patch off 24-40 (North of town)
for people to visit/photograph. It’s
called Grinter Farms. If you go,
leave a tip in the jar!
I appealed a parking ticket almost
three weeks ago and I still don’t
know anything about it. So signing
up for classes is going to be great.
Put me in the FFA!
Beginning of the semester: pick
up a paper to read it. End of the
semester: pick up a paper
to figure out what day it is.
Went to Watkins with an ear ache
and was prescribed nose spray.
Either the song from “Frozen” is
playing at the wheel, or I shouldn’t
stay up for 36 hours at a time.
Probably both.
A ghost buster just walked
through Bailey Hall...
I’m getting out of here.
There’s nothing like turning
in that last assignment
before graduation...
You don’t dominate conversations.
You have conversations. Yes I’m
grumpy get off my ass.
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Senate election process needs examination, reform
or the next year, the
student government will
be controlled by a group
of candidates who, almost
universally, received only a
minority of the votes cast.
How did that happen? How
did the election rules allow
that to happen? Why were
several thousand KU students
One thing is clear: the rules
must be changed.
Te Grow KU slate assumed
ofce Wednesday afer
winning barely 30 percent of
the votes. Student Senate only
adopted the Election Code
that governed the election
last fall, and its inadequacies
are already evident. Te
Jayhawkers were found guilty
of failing to report paying
about $350 for food for a
campaign event for about
60 potential voters. As the
Elections Commission and
the Judicial Board Appeals
Panel have told us, the
Election Code mandates
disqualifcation — capital
punishment — for fling an
inaccurate campaign fnance
report. No lesser penalty
is allowed. What would
happen if a report contained
a misspelling? Transposed
letters? Tat would make the
report inaccurate, wouldn’t it?
Te Elections Commission
disqualifed the entire
Jayhawker slate on April 8,
literally on the eve of the
April 9 election. To add to
the confusion, the Elections
Commission lef Jayhawker
candidates on the ballot.
Voters would think that
candidates on the ballot are,
actually, eligible to be elected.
Te Elections Commission
ruled against the Jayhawkers,
even though the Commission
was in violation of the
rule that the Elections
Commission should not
have members formerly
associated with student
government. Two of the
fve Elections Commission
members who decided to
disqualify the Jayhawker
slate were former student
senators. It appears that
the Elections Commission
only allowed each side 15
minutes to present their case,
and the Commission failed
to record or take minutes
of the proceeding. Such an
important case justifed more
Te appeal process was
similarly confusing. Te
Student Senate Court of
Appeals could not gather
a quorum to hear the case,
so without a hearing it
“punted” the case up to the
Judicial Board. Te Judicial
Board Appeals Panel, which
consists of University faculty,
refused to allow the press
or the public to attend its
hearing, in violation of
state law that mandates that
administrative boards be
open to the public, except for
the part of the proceeding
in which the members
deliberate afer hearing the
parties’ arguments. Te
Judicial Board Appeals
Panel “recommended” that
the Elections Commission
disqualifcation decision be
Recommended to whom?
According to the University,
that “recommendation”
was the last step in the
process. And it appears
the Judicial Board violated
the rules by considering
information not presented
in the Elections Commission
hearing, including a harshly-
worded response from the
Elections Commission to
the Jayhawker appeal. Te
Judicial Board has summarily
refused to reconsider its
Everyone should follow
the process. Tat didn’t
happen here. We are lef with
minority student government.
No tanks in the street, no
revolt. Tat’s good. But
should this be allowed to
happen again? No.
We recommend the
— Grow KU’s slate should
demonstrate leadership by
treating the actual winners
of the vote tabulation,
Jayhawkers, as a shadow
government. Consult with
the Jayhawker slate before
taking any momentous
actions. Be inclusive. Do the
right thing. Afer all, you lost
by a landslide.
— Student Senate should
expeditiously move to revise
the Election Code to allow
for measured penalties for
campaign violations.
— Student Senate should
take advantage of the
opportunity presented by this
debacle. Show leadership.
Expand the tent. Make
lemonade out of lemons.
We’ll be watching.
— Written by Mark Johnson for
the Kansan Editorial Board.
Johnson is a lawyer and a partner
in the Kansas City office of the
Dentons US LLP law firm. He has
been an adjunct professor in
the School of Journalism since
2008 and the School of Law since
2010. He is also the chairman of
the Kansan Board of Directors.
Election law and campaign
finance is one of his areas of
rief is a difcult
emotion. Pain,
frustration and
dejection all intertwine to
create a throbbing sense
of loss. I have recently
experienced this feeling of
desolation and, as anyone
who has ever lost someone
can agree, it is one of the most
unpleasant feelings of the
human experience.
But what about when it
comes to the non-human
experience? What about every
other animal in the animal
Barbara J. King, author of
“How Animals Grieve,” has
examined the coping methods
of animals through stories
and science. She has come to
the conclusion that animals,
beyond the expected primates
and elephants, do in fact
Paula Moore, an author
at PETA, outlines some of
the most touching aspects
of this book. Grief can be
expressed through honoring
those who have passed, much
like humans do at funerals.
Horses share this practice and
will silently stand in circles
around graves of passed
horses. Grief can also be
expressed through forms of
desperation and disbelief.
Moore describes, “A grieving
dolphin mother desperately
tries to revive her dead calf
by repeatedly lifing the small
body above the surface of the
water and pushing it under
Grief is not limited to the
large animals. Colorado
House Rabbit Society
describes rabbit behavior afer
its companion has passed,
“Typically a rabbit will grieve
for the loss of a partner for
several weeks. Tey will be
quieter than usual and may
seem moderately depressed.”
Experienced birder Melissa
Mayntz describes grief in
birds: “Birds have been
documented as obviously
looking for a lost mate or
chick, however, and listless
behaviors and drooped
postures are common
indicators of grieving birds.”
As shown by the desperate
mother dolphin, grief is not
just a terrestrial practice.
Growing up, I had owned two
cichlids: Ernie and Jasmine.
Ernie lived for 10 years but
Jasmine, sadly, only lived for
four years. Ever since that
day, Ernie was aggressive
and would jump to “bite” my
fngers whenever I would
try to feed him. I purchased
another cichlid of the same
type and Ernie did nothing
but look at her in disdain.
Despite no scientifc evidence,
drastic behavior changes
coinciding with pivotal events
such as a companion dying
do suggest some grieving may
have occurred.
Grief is not limited to
feelings towards the same
species. Just as humans grieve
for lost pets, it is apparent that
animals grieve for their passed
human companions. Tere
are countless anecdotes of
dejected dogs and cats in crisis
because they no longer have
their loved one.
King closes her book with
the statement, “It won’t ease
our deepest grief to know
that animals love and grieve
too. But when our mourning
becomes a little less raw...
may it bring genuine comfort
to know how much we share
with other animals? I fnd
hope and solace in [these]
stories. May you fnd hope
and solace in them as well.”
Solace comes in diferent
forms for diferent people.
Whether you deal with grief
by turning to family, friends
and/or religion, animals and
the overall unity of life may
be a helpful addition in a hard
time. It certainly has been for
Jenny Stern is a sophomore
from Lawrence studying ecology
and evolutionary biology.
ear Jayhawk Café,
AKA Te Hawk,
I am going to give
you the beneft of the doubt
and think the reason why you
thought it was appropriate
to create and post such an
ofensively racist photo for
your “Cinco de Drinko”
event (as well as call the
event “Cinco de Drinko”)
is because you are ignorant.
Let me educate you, so I can
help you not be so horribly
bigoted and ofensive.
First, Cinco de Mayo was
created to commemorate
the astonishing victory of
the Mexican militia over the
French army at Te Battle
of Puebla in 1862 (Some
have described this battle
as a “David and Goliath”
battle, if this gives you some
perspective). It’s mostly
celebrated in the Mexican
state of Puebla, with some
very limited recognition in
other parts of Mexico. It’s
not, as many people think,
Mexico’s Independence Day,
which is actually September
16. Cinco de Mayo in the
United States is celebrated by
Mexican-Americans as a way
to foster Mexican pride.
It would appear however
that cultural appropriation
has struck again and non-
Mexican-Americans have
observed this holiday, said
“Oh, that looks fun!” while
strapping on a sombrero,
and thought that with
enough tequila shots, they
too might identify with a
culture completely separate
from their own. To be clear,
cultural appropriation
is diferent than cultural
exchange. Some Americans
are used to pressing their
own culture onto others,
taking what they want in
return and using someone
else’s cultural symbols to
satisfy a personal need for
self-expression. Tis is not
a mutual exchange. Tis is
appropriating the parts of my
culture you like while leaving
the rest. (Got privilege?)
Now that I have informed
you what Cinco de Mayo
commemorates, who
celebrates it (or rather, who
should be celebrating it), and
what cultural appropriation
is, I feel I can begin to
dissect how horribly racist
and ofensive Te Hawk’s
event and photo are toward
Mexicans and Mexican-
Hawk Facebook photo
artist, did you Google
“drunk Mexican”? How you
thought this photo would be
better with a photoshopped
sombrero is beyond me,
but to go even further by
giving your event the title
of “Cinco de Drinko” is just
belittling/etc. the holiday i.e.
belittling/etc. Mexican
America has
commercialized Cinco
de Mayo and made it a
holiday in which drinking
unreasonable amounts of
booze is acceptable. Tis
deeply saddens me because
there is so much more to
Mexican culture, which
I think Mexicans and
Mexican-Americans would
gladly exchange with other
Americans. What Te Hawk’s
photo/event says to me is
the same message I receive
when I walk by any Hispanic/
Latino restaurant on May 5th
– the majority of Americans
have no interest in learning
about Mexican culture and
couldn’t care less, unless we’re
taking “their” jobs, making
above minimum wage or
want to live in the United
States. If any of these occur,
then all sombreros of bro.
My advice? Next time you
create a Facebook event, ask
at least three other people
if they think it could be
ofensive. I feel like this might
save both you and I time.
Jess Harman is from Topeka
and graduated from KU with a
BGS in women’s studies.
Cinco de Mayo event at
The Hawk was offensive
Animals show grief
similarly to humans
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Comprised of students, faculty
and alums, the KU Memorial
Unions Corporation Board
provides strategic leadership
for the KU Memorial Unions.
At its May 3 meeting, the
Board welcomed a host of
new ofcers and members.
“Our facilities, services
and programs better serve
KU through the dedication
and contributions of our
board members” said David
Mucci, Union Director.
Te KU Memorial Unions
Corporation Board Members
who will serve the Unions and
KU in the upcoming year:
Board of Directors:
Kaitlin DeJong, Board
President and VP, Alumni and
Community Relations, SUA
Tammara Durham, Vice
President and Vice Provost
for Student Success
Katrina Yoakum, Treasurer;
Morgan Said, President,
Student Body
Miranda Wagner, VP,
Student Body; Bea
Tretbar, President, SUA
Andrew Mechler, VP of
Administration, SUA
Dylan Fehl, VP, Membership
and Development, SUA
Subha Upadhyayula, VP,
Communications, SUA
Lauren Arney, University
Afairs Chair
William Admusson, Student
Senate Representative
Camden Bender, Student
Senate Representative
Emma Halling, Student
Senate Representative
Tomas Plummer, Student
Senate Representative
Appointed Faculty:
Ruth Ann Atchley, Chairperson,
Assoc. Prof, Psychology;
Jessica Li, Asst. Professor,
Business; Matthew Burke,
Assoc. Professor, Art
Alumni Appointees:
Nick Sterner, KU Endowment;
Kate Harding Pohl, Architect;
Scott Kaiser, Attorney; Sydnie
Kampschroeder, Marketing
Consultant; Chris Hanna,
Personal Investor/Entrepreneur
Outgoing Board President,
Tomas Plummer, said
presiding over his last
meeting was bittersweet.
“I have really enjoyed my
time as board president and
am proud of what we have
been able to accomplish,”
said Plummer. “Serving the
university in this role has
been a great privilege.”
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Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 7
There’s plenty of work today
and tomorrow with creative
projects. Start by learning the
rules. Check your schedules
and the map. Watch out for
the unexpected, and navigate
misunderstandings gracefully.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 5
Romance is a growing possibil-
ity today and tomorrow. Notice
hidden beauty. Your loved ones
encourage you to take on a new
creative challenge. Wait until a
disagreement blows over. Fan-
tasies prove flimsy. Resist the
temptation to spend impulsively.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is a 7
The next two days are good for
making changes at home and
household decisions. Clean up a
mess. Make a discovery that il-
luminates a hidden truth. Dispel
a fantasy. Stick with common
sense choices.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 7
Push yourself forward. Your
load gets lighter soon, but for
now keep plugging on. Don’t
speculate or splurge. Your ability
to concentrate will be enhanced
marvelously today and tomorrow.
Don’t talk about money yet.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 7
Enthusiasm wins over facts.
Don’t touch your secret funds. A
new assignment brings in more
revenue. Enjoy the applause.
Temporary confusion could
fog the path ahead. Focus on
making money for the next two
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 7
Your focus narrows to personal
issues today and tomorrow. Your
confidence and energy surges,
but don’t chase nebulous
dreams. Go for solid, practical
results. A job gets more difficult
than anticipated.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 7
Your curiosity enhances your
attractiveness. Be respectful
around elders and authority fig-
ures. Work interferes with travel,
so revise the itinerary. Rest and
recuperate today and tomorrow.
Consider divergent opinions. A
critic speaks out. Take notes.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 7
Play with your friends today
and tomorrow. Meditate a dis-
agreement and score points with
both sides. Social life benefits
your career. Things seem to
flow with greater ease. Increase
the glamour at home without
spending money.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Consider new opportunities
today and tomorrow. There
may be a test; positive results
increase your career status.
Keep your patience and frugality.
Push past old barriers. Expect
increased scrutiny.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 7
Invest in tangibles, not fiction.
You don’t have money to waste.
Venture farther today and
tomorrow. Plan a vacation or
adventure. Study, research and
plot your path.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an 8
A lack of funds could wreck
your plans, so get into financial
planning today and tomorrow.
Count your wins and losses.
Send invoices, and make collec-
tion calls. Issue a call to action.
Handle details with care.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 6
Rely on a partner today and
tomorrow. Get expert assistance
with a tricky problem. Take care
to navigate a change in plans.
Reality and fantasy clash. What
you get isn’t what you expected.
his past semester has
been quite eventful for
music. Tere have been
tons of great album releases
and concerts in the Lawrence
and Kansas City areas. Here
are the best of the best:
Childish Gambino visited
Arvest Bank Teater in Kansas
City, Mo., in promotion of
his latest album, “Because
the Internet.” Te show was
unlike anything else. Before
going to the show, Gambino
encouraged attendees to
download an app which was
created specifcally for the
concert. Before the show,
there was a screen behind
the stage that acted like an
online message board which
could be accessed through
the app. Troughout the
show there were also polls
which were voted on through
the app. Childish Gambino’s
performance was incredible.
He had great energy and
performed songs from
multiple projects.
Wild Beasts – “Present
Tis particular category had
nothing to do with the quality
of the album, even though
the album is fantastic. Tis
category was purely aesthetic,
and the album art for Wild
Beasts’ “Present Tense” is
great. Combining drawings,
photos and an assortment of
colors makes for some great
album art. Tis is one of those
covers that you can’t take your
eyes of of.
Back in January, Isaiah
Rashad quietly released one
of the best albums of the year
so far “Cilvia Demo.” Rashad
fexed his witty lyricism and
ear for good production.
Rashad was recently selected
as one of XXL magazine’s 2014
freshmen. With the critical
acclaim of “Cilvia Demo,”
Rashad’s next project should
be something to keep an eye
Even though it’s only
been out a few days now,
Toronto based jazz band
is a masterpiece. You can hear
the growth the band has made
from their frst two projects
“BBNG” and “BBNG2.” Tis
frst project with completely
original material and they’ve
proved that they aren’t just a
jazz cover band. Every song
of the album is great and all
of the instruments are played
beautifully. With fnals next
week, this is a perfect album
to study to.
Pharrell Williams is the
artist of the semester, not
because his album was the
best, which it wasn’t, but
simply because of the impact
he’s had on music over the last
semester. You can’t leave your
apartment without hearing his
smash hit “Happy.” He’s also
produced for other artists,
featured on several songs
and he even helped Hans
Zimmer score “Te Amazing
Spiderman 2.” Tere’s no
denying the impact he’s had so
far. 2014 is shaping up to be
the year of Pharrell Williams.
Afer such a great semester,
hopefully this summer and
the following semester will be
just as good.
— Edited by Alec Weaver
A musical retrospective
of the spring semester
By Ryan Wright
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Te summer movie season
is almost here, ladies and
gentlemen, and you know
what that means. Our great
nation’s big screens will soon
be flled with mega-sized
monsters, heavy weaponry,
bikinis and shots of Tom
Cruise sprinting wildly
through the grimy streets of
some faraway city. Let it begin.
Despite the notorious
cheesiness of the season, there
are some movies coming
out this summer that will be
worth checking out. We here
at the Kansan care deeply
about your summer movie
experiences and are here to
help you navigate through all
the cinematic goofness and
fnd a couple gems. Tese
are the top fve movies of the
1. “Godzilla” (May 16):
Blooming director Gareth
Edwards tackles a new movie
about perhaps the most
recognizable big-screen
monster ever to stomp around
the streets of Tokyo. Starring
megastar Bryan Cranston
and the super-cute Elizabeth
Olsen, “Godzilla” pits the
monster against some deadly
man-made behemoths. In
an interview with Te Verge,
Edwards promised this will
be a “very diferent monster
movie.” You really can’t go
wrong with this one.
2. “Sin City: A Dame
to Kill For” (August 22):
Directors Frank Miller and
Robert Rodriguez are back
— this time without the help
of Quentin Tarantino — with
an unexpected new chapter
in the “Sin City” saga. Bruce
Willis and Mickey Rourke
reprise their gritty roles as
Hartigan and Marv, even
though both characters died
gruesome deaths in the frst
movie. Tis one must be a
fashback. Te flm also stars
Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon
Levitt and, of course, Jessica
Alba. If it’s anything like the
frst — my gut tells me it’s
practically a shot-for-shot
remake — expect two-and-a-
half hours of stylized, ultra-
violent amusement.
3. “Dawn of the Planet
of the Apes” (July 11):
We know director Matt
Reeves is very good at creating
global calamity on screen.
Remember Cloverfeld? Tat
was him. Tis one continues
the ape saga that Rupert Wyatt
started in 2011, and follows the
survivors of the deadly simian
plague as they battle the ape
leader Caesar. Starring Andy
Serkis (Gollum from Lord of
the Rings) and Gary Oldman,
this one should be intense and
very fun. It makes you think
about how interesting life
would be if you lived in the
jungle 24/7 and your survival
depended on fghting an ape
every once in a while. Doesn’t
sound too bad to me.
4. “The Giver” (August 15):
Set in some sort of alternate,
utopian reality, “Te Giver”
follows the story of a young
man (Brenton Twaites) who
is chosen by a mystically
powerful elderly man (Jef
Bridges) to experience the
true joys and pains of the real
world that you and I live in.
Tis one looks like it could
contain some valuable life
truths and looks both amusing
and very diferent. Directed by
Philip Noyce, the movie also
stars Meryl Streep, Taylor
Swif and Katie Holmes. Philip
Noyce directs. See it for a
change of pace and some deep
life insights.
5. “Edge of Tomorrow”
(June 6):
It’s hard for me to
wholeheartedly recommend
this one, and I’m much less
excited for it than the others,
but it does look diferent and
potentially pretty entertaining.
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt
star as soldiers fghting aliens.
Sound unoriginal? Tere’s
a twist: Cruise gets stuck in
some kind of time warp that
allows him to keep dying and
coming back to life on his last
day in the alien war, allowing
him to fgure out where he
went wrong. Also, Cruise is a
grossly underrated actor who
commits a nearly unmatched
amount of emotional
dedication to his roles. He’s
ofen unfairly pegged as a
hotshot movie star who can’t
really act. Just watch “Eyes
Wide Shut” or “Magnolia”
sometime, then see “Edge of
Tomorrow” just for him.
— Edited by Alec Weaver
Giant reptiles, warring apes and more: this summer in movies
Comcast keeps Olympic rights through 2032 for $7.75B
the past several months,
ofcials of the International
Olympic Committee (IOC)
and Comcast Corp. secretly
negotiated an unprecedented
$7.75 billion contract
extension to keep the Olympic
Games on NBC-TV and
NBC-afliated cable networks
through 2032.
Te new Olympics deal
skipped a bidding process
that, experts said, could have
brought signifcantly higher
TV rights fees for the six
additional Olympic Games.
But the deal also guarantees
the Olympic organization
billions of dollars _ even if the
global economy tanks, or the
market for TV sports rights in
the United States cools.
Neal Pilson, a former
president of CBS Sports who
has consulted on Olympics
TV rights bids, said the deal
appeared to be an “insurance
policy” for an Olympics
organization that might fear
an economic downturn,
as well as a pre-emptive
strike by Comcast to extend
the Olympics franchise on
Comcast-owned NBC.
Te IOC initiated the
negotiations, ofcials said,
which spared Comcast from
having to bid for the rights
against other broadcasters. Te
$7.75 billion price includes a
$100,000 “signing bonus” to
the IOC from Comcast.
Comcast already controlled
the Olympic TV rights through
2020 afer bidding $4.4 billion
at the IOC headquarters in
Lausanne, Switzerland, in mid-
2011, beating out Fox Sports
and ESPN. With the earlier
bid and the deal announced
Wednesday, Comcast has now
agreed to spend more than $12
billion on the Olympics TV
rights through 2032.
Beyond the next three
Olympics in Rio de Janeiro;
Pyeongchang, South Korea;
and Tokyo, the Olympics
organization has yet to name
host cities. Te U.S. Olympics
organization is considering
whether it should attempt to
bring the competition to the
United States for 2024.
Brian Roberts, Comcast’s
chief executive ofcer, said
on a conference call from
Lausanne that it was “hard to
overstate what an exciting day
this is for me.”
He added, “No one can be
sure what the world will look
like in 2032,” but he said he is
confdent that the Olympics
will remain a stellar event.
Tomas Bach, president of
the IOC, said he broached the
topic with Comcast and NBC
of extending the TV-rights
contract in November, when
he came to New York for a
United Nations meeting. He
then met with Roberts at the
Winter Olympics in Sochi,
Russia, in February to discuss
it again, and fnalized the deal
on Wednesday.
“A happy day for the whole
Olympics movement,” Bach
said. He added that the
Olympics are “in good hands
with a partner we have full
confdence in.”
Sensitive to concerns he
might have undersold the U.S.
Olympics TV rights, Bach said
he believed the $7.75 billion
was a “fair balance between
knowing your property is in
good hands and the fnancial
Comcast acquired
NBCUniversal in 2011. Now
with two Olympics under its
belt, the 2012 London summer
games and this year’s Sochi
winter games, Comcast seems
confdent that it can earn a
proft on the Olympics and
leverage the games to boost
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Students, faculty and
alumni can get a dose of the
University over the summer
by participating in the KU
Alumni Association’s ‘Hawk
Days of Summer from May
17 to Aug. 27. ‘Hawk Days
of Summer consists of 100
events in 90 days throughout
cities in Kansas, the U.S. and
overseas, including Tokyo,
Paris and Seoul.
‘Hawk Days of Summer
includes a variety of events,
such as academic events
with faculty, receptions,
networking breakfasts,
family activities at museums
and zoos, and golf outings.
International events are
directed at prospective and
current students, alumni
and faculty who are already
overseas. Some even travel to
“It is our way of reaching
out to as many alumni
chapters as we can in as
many Jayhawk communities
throughout the state and
the nation,” said Jennifer
Sanner, senior vice president
of communications. “Tis
is the fourth year of ‘Hawk
Days of Summer, and we just
decided that we should try
to make the most of these
three months and connect
with Jayhawks in a variety of
Te KU Alumni Association
started this initiative afer
looking at revitalizing
their chapter programs
to create new committees
and consistency across the
chapters, Sanner said. Te
KU Alumni Association
thought bringing people
from Lawrence to these
chapter programs and events
would be an efective way to
enhance connections and
encourage Jayhawks to get
together throughout the year.
“Rather than concentrating
on the next academic year,
why not make the most of
this summer and reach out
to people where they live?”
Sanner said.
Ryan Colaianni graduated
from the University in 2007
with degrees in journalism
and political science.
Colaianni is now the chapter
leader of the Washington
D.C. alumni chapter and has
helped plan events for ‘Hawk
Days of Summer.
“We love hosting ‘Hawk
Days events in D.C. because
it gives our alumni an
opportunity to get together
during the summer and
outside of KU football and
basketball watch parties,”
Colaianni said in an email.
“We have a really active
chapter in D.C. with a lot of
young alums, so these events
are a great way to keep them
engaged during the summer
Having these events in the
summer also means that
faculty members will be able
to travel to the events. Te
events help people put faces
to names and hear frsthand
what’s going on at the
University and on campus.
Students are encouraged
to attend these events to
see how life as a Jayhawk
continues afer graduation, to
see ways of staying involved
with the University and to
fnd opportunities through
“It’s really a great way to
share experiences,” Sanner
said. “We all have KU in
common and even though
the experiences are diferent
through the generations,
there’s a lot of tradition and
there’s some values that we all
Tis year’s D.C. event will be
a boat cruise and crab fest on
the Potomac River, Colaianni
said. To see what events will
be in your city this summer,

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Charlotte Soudek
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Andrea Banner
Taylor Garies
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Summer events include networking
‘Hawk Days of Summer keeps the students, faculty and alumi connected to the University by doing things like
golfing, going to baseball games or visiting museums. The alumni have kept this tradition for four years.
University doctoral
candidate uses research
to help hospice patients
Sharmin Kader, a doctoral can-
didate in the KU Department of
Architecture from Bangladesh,
was recently awarded an Interna-
tional Fellowship by the American
Association of University Women.
The $20,000 grant will support her
research activities at the Univer-
sity for one year. The association
has awarded 3,300 fellowships
since 1917 — all to women who
aren’t U.S citizens or permanent
After taking two years to decide
what she wanted to research,
Kader decided to focus on health
care facilities. Noticing a lack of
research on hospice environments
(a home-providing care for the ter-
minally ill), Kader directed her ef-
forts toward this particular aspect
of health care.
“I wanted to research a topic
that will serve a broad amount of
people,“ she said. “Death is a very
intensive experience. A particular
environment needs to be designed
in such a way that will support this
spiritual journey; there is a need to
die with dignity.”
Kader is currently developing a
post-occupancy evaluation tool
for use in hospice facilities. The
tool, called Hospice Environment
Assessment Protocol, will create
a standardized rating method
for evaluating the environmental
quality for dying patients and their
Kader explained that with this
tool, architects would be able to
improve on certain qualities and
assess what needs to be done to
improve the environments of future
hospice facilities.
Along with her grant from the
American Association of Universi-
ty Women, Kader was one of eight
KU researchers to present her work
to Governor Brownback and other
legislators during the Capital Re-
search Summit in Topeka.
“I intend to do future work in
South Asia or the Middle East and
extend my research to underdevel-
oped countries as well,” she said.
Other than studying health care
architecture and environmental
gerontology at the University, Kad-
er has worked professionally in
Bangladesh and the United States
practicing architecture.
— Maddie Farber
Sharmin Kader is currently developing a post-occupancy evaluation tool for
use in hospice facilities. She recently won the International Fellowship.
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Proposed documentary
will follow 24 hours at KU
Starting next October, Jayhawker
Studios hopes to begin production
on “KU/24! A Day in the Life
of the University of Kansas,” a
documentary that will feature
events around the University’s
campus in a 24-hour period.
Hoite Caston, founding member
of the KU Department of Theater
and Film Professional Advisory
Board, has been working on
this project for more than 15
years. What started as a two-
page compilation of thoughts
and ideas has now turned into
a 15-page proposal. He said
he has been working with the
vice chancellor, the deans of the
School of Journalism and Mass
Communications and School of
Arts, the athletic department,
KU Endowment and the Alumni
Association, among many others.
“My first thought was,
‘Something is happening on this
campus 24 hours a day,’ and
that’s where the idea for the
documentary started,” Caston
Caston graduated from the
University in 1963 and majored
in radio, TV and film. In 1999,
he was asked to be an interim
professor in film production for
the 1999-2000 school year. He
said he was shocked by how much
the University had changed and
grown since he was a student
— there were 12,000 students
enrolled in the University when he
graduated and 24,000 when he
Caston’s hope is to have
volunteers from every department
at the University shoot video
during a 24-hour period. He is
planning to start on the same
day as Late Night in the Phog in
“I want the documentary to
capture all aspects of KU,” Caston
said. “Of course you can’t have
a documentary about KU without
KU basketball, but I also want
to show the arts department, or
watch the newspaper production
or collect videos from students
studying abroad.”
According to Caston, the cost
of making a documentary on this
level is usually about $400,000,
but his goal is to have a $200,000
budget. He said he will employ
several volunteers to film different
events, whether it’s with a
smartphone or a video camera.
In the next few weeks he said
he will open a
fundraiser, where people or
organizations can donate money
online. The fundraiser will run for
30-45 days and end toward the
end of June. He said he already
has several people committed to
his cause and is confident that he
can raise the money.
“Raising the money this summer
will determine whether or not this
is actually going to come to life in
the fall,” Caston said.
The documentary will be a
PBS-style documentary, that is
between an hour-and-a-half to
two hours long. However, Caston
has also considered making it into
a mini-series.
“I have had so many people tell
me that this project is too big to
take in one bite or that it’s not
going to happen,” Caston said.
“But now I am so excited to see it
finally coming to life.”
Students can follow the
progress of the documentary on
Twitter (@KU24Day_in_Life), and
are encouraged to email hoitec@ if they want to get
involved with the project.
— Paige Stingely
I have with them, but how
much of a connection they
have for contributing towards
a great cause,” Bruce said.
Tis summer, Bike and
Build has eight cross-country
routes and one regional route,
a three-week program which
will extend down the eastern
seaboard. Combined, these
routes include more than
300 participants, according
to Villere. Volunteer riders
can apply in November and
Bike and Build rarely denies
anyone, as long as the program
has the space.
For Villere, the amount
of volunteers the program
receives each year is
“It’s fantastic that they are
able to sacrifce their summer
to do something to really
help other people,” he said.
“Tis is a really selfess way
to live during this summer.
It requires a lot of efort, but
they’ll be getting a lot out of
this trip by way of friendships
and building experience.
Tere’s something very selfess
about the people who do this
program, and they’re able to
connect with people from
around the country.”
Afer being accepted, riders
are responsible for training
to be able to ride an average
of 71 miles per day. Bruce is
optimistic of his own ability,
although his training has not
been what he anticipated.
“It’s been really sporadic,”
he said. “Tere’s been weeks
where I literally fnish all my
homework on a Monday,
because there’s not much to
do, and I’ll just bike Tuesday,
Wednesday, Tursday, Friday.
I’ll hit up mountain bike trails,
just to do something diferent
or go on a road bike trip with
some friends. Or there’s weeks
like last week, where I didn’t
bike at all. It’s been kind of all
over the place.”
In addition to training, all
participants are required to
complete Sweat Equity, which
is 10 hours of volunteering
at a local housing program.
Participants must also
conduct interviews with
a housing program other
than Habitat for Humanity
and an afordable housing
benefciary. Bruce also had to
work with a team partner to
research a town that will be
one of the stops on the trip.
“To fnd another [housing
program] was really hard for
me,” Bruce said. “It took a lot
of time on Google for me to
fnd one. I ended up going
down to Wyandotte County
and interviewing Community
Housing of Wyandotte
County, which was really
interesting. Tey’re really cool
guys and they’re a lot more
community-oriented than
just building-a-single-house
While Bruce is looking
forward to sightseeing across
the U.S., he said the trip means
much more to him than that.
“I think afordable housing is
really important,” he said. “Not
only does it provide a house to
live in, but a healthier home to
live in. With a healthier home,
you have a healthier family
and with a healthier family,
you have more of a positive
society. Afordable housing
has improved a lot of lives, and
that’s the most important part
of this trip — it’s beneftting a
nonproft and helping people
improve the situations in their
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the time Stephen Strasburg
reached back and threw a 96
mph fastball for a strikeout to
end the top of the seventh with
his 106th pitch, his usual frst-
inning struggles seemed long
ago — and his day seemed
When the next inning rolled
around Wednesday, though,
Nationals manager Matt
Williams sent Strasburg to the
mound to face the top of the
Dodgers’ order in what would
become a 3-2 victory for
Washington, the frst time this
season the No. 1 overall pick in
the 2009 amateur draf pitched
into the eighth.
“He’s our horse,” Williams
said, indicating he’d like to
keep his ace in deep into games
more ofen.
“We don’t want to do that
every time,” Williams added.
“But in a game like today, he’s
got the lead and (you) want to
show confdence in him that
we’re willing to send him back
out there to protect that lead.”
Said Strasburg, who
improved to 3-2 with a 3.42
ERA: “Tat’s the position I
want to be in.”
Afer waiting through a rain
delay of more than 1½ hours
to throw his frst pitch, the
righty did what he’s done all
season: labored to get the frst
three outs, then been fairly
dominant. Tis time, he gave
up four consecutive singles,
including run-scoring hits by
Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel
Puig, during a 28-pitch frst as
Los Angeles went ahead 2-0.
“I’ve been trying not to go
out there and give up a crooked
number early,” Strasburg said.
“But you can give up one or
two early and just keep it close
and give your guys a chance to
get back into the ballgame or
get the lead.”
He’s allowed eight earned
runs in his eight frst innings
in 2014, a 9.00 ERA.
From the second inning on,
it’s 2.29.
“He’s as good as anybody
on any given day. We’ve also
seen that anybody can get beat
on any given day,” Williams
said. “We want to get him to
that point where he can fnish
that eighth inning, too. Tat’s
important for him.”
In all, Strasburg allowed
two runs and seven hits — all
singles — in 7 1-3 innings.
He faced the minimum three
batters in each of the second
through ffh innings, and
threw a total of 114 pitches.
In the sixth, he put two men
on, but got Andre Ethier on a
grounder for the third out. In
the eighth, Strasburg also put
two on, then was replaced by
lefy Jerry Blevins, who got
Gonzalez to pop out in foul
Right-hander Tyler Clippard
then came in to retire Puig,
who missed the two previous
games afer crashing into an
outfeld fence. Rafael Soriano
threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his
seventh save in seven chances.
Adam LaRoche’s two-run
single of the top of the wall in
right of Dan Haren (4-1), who
was with the Nationals in 2013,
tied the game in the bottom of
the frst. Washington edged
ahead on a bases-loaded
sacrifce fy in the ffh from
Wilson Ramos, playing his
frst game since opening day.
Strasburg goes into 8th, Nats top Dodgers 3-2
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) throw against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the
first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Washington. Nationals won 3-2.
Goldschmidt hit a two-
run homer for the second
straight game to back Bronson
Arroyo and lead the Arizona
Diamondbacks over the
Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on
Goldschmidt hit an 0-1 pitch
for his seventh homer of the
year afer Martin Prado led
of the third with a single.
Goldschmidt went 7 for 15 in
a three-game-series.
Arizona took two of three
from the team that entered
Wednesday an NL-best 22-12.
Arroyo (3-2) allowed an
unearned run and fve hits in
7 1-3 innings, his third straight
outing holding an opponent
to no more than two runs.
Addison Reed got his 10th save
in 11 chances despite giving up
a run in the ninth.
Wily Peralta (4-2) allowed 11
hits, tying his career high, and
two runs in six innings. Peralta
managed to escape trouble
all afernoon — except when
Goldschmidt came to the plate
in the third.
Te 6-foot-3 frst baseman
loves hitting in Miller Park,
where he has four homers
and 12 RBIs in eight career
games. His drive to lef-center
caromed back on to the feld
afer bouncing of the facade
above the wall about 370 feet
from the plate.
Milwaukee closed within a
run in the ninth afer Scooter
Gennett doubled down the
lef-feld line and scored
on Lyle Overbay’s sacrifce
fy. Reed struck out Mark
Reynolds swinging on a high
fastball to end the game.
Arizona stranded 13
runners, including leaving
men at third three times
through the seventh. But the
right-hander, in his 15th year
in the majors, kept the free-
swinging Brewers at bay well
into the afernoon, making
Jonathan Lucroy fail on an 86
mph sinker to start the seventh
with a strikeout. He ended
the inning by striking out
Reynolds on a slider.
Afer Milwaukee put two
on with one out in the eighth,
pinch-hitter Rickie Weeks
lined a single of Brad Ziegler
that loaded the bases for Carlos
Gomez — who hit the next
pitch into an inning-ending
6-4-3 double play that elicited
groans from hometown fans.

“(Strasburg’s) as good as
anybody on any given day.
We’ve also seen that anybody
can get beat on any given
Nationals manager
Arroyo helps lift Diamondbacks over Brewers 3-2
Volume 126 Issue 121 Thursday, May 8, 2014
Junior pitcher Drew Morovick throws a curve ball during Kansas’ game against Missouri State on April 23. Kansas lost to Missouri State 5-3 in their secon matchup on Wednesday.
Loss to Missouri State breaks Kansas’ seven-game winning streak
Kansas sofball (30-21) is
set to take on Iowa State (23-
28-1) this weekend for its last
regular-season series.
Te last time the two teams
met, the Jayhawks swept the
Cyclones in Ames, Iowa.
Kansas won all three games
by landslides. Te frst game
of the series was only fve
innings long, as the Jayhawks
run ruled the Cyclones 8-0.
Te second game of the series
went into extra innings, but
the Jayhawks pulled a six-run
lead over the Cyclones to end
the game with a score of 12-
6. Te fnal game of the series
was also run ruled in the ffh
inning, with Kansas winning
Te Jayhawks look to
continue their winning streak
against Iowa State as they
have won six of the past seven
Te Cyclones have some
momentum built up. Tey won
their last game against Drake
6-4 at home. Kansas is looking
to stop that momentum in
its tracks and turn its season
around, as it has lost 11 of their
past 13 games.
On the ofensive side, Iowa
State has seven batters with
a batting average over .300.
Leading the way for the
Cyclones is sophomore utility
Brittany Gomez. She’s batting
.391 over the season with seven
hits for extra bases. Te home
run leader for the Cyclones
is sophomore infelder Aly
Cappaert. She’s hit 10 home
runs during the season.
Kansas has four batters with
a batting average over .300.
At the top of the chart for
the Jayhawks is sophomore
infelder Chaley Brickey, with
a batting average of .383.
She has 20 extra base hits,
10 of which are home runs.
Brickey is Kansas’ home run
leader and also leads the team
in runs, walks and slugging
First pitch is scheduled for
May 9 at 5 p.m. at Arrocha
— Edited by Alec Weaver
Jayhawks hope for season turnaround after Texas loss
Freshman catcher Harli Ridling comes to talk to sophomore pitcher Kelsey Kessler after giving up two hits in a row during the second game against
Oklahoma State.
Kansas (30-21) bussed down
to Springfeld, Missouri to
take on Missouri State (21-
25) of the Missouri Valley
Conference riding a seven-
game winning streak. Te
streak would ultimately be
snapped by the Bears by a
score of 5-3, as Kansas sufered
its frst defeat since April 23.
Te victor in that matchup in
April, Missouri State.
“We just have to fush this
one down, their guy just
pitched better than we did,”
said coach Ritch Price.
In their previous meeting
the Jayhawks saw an early lead
vanish as their bullpen faltered
in a 6-5 loss in Hoglund
Ballpark. Tere would be no
early lead as the Bears quickly
jumped out on them despite
not coming in as hot as their
counterpart, losing four of its
last fve games.
Kansas quickly found
themselves in a hole afer the
Bears jumped on the freshman
starting pitcher Jon Hander.
Hander walked the leadof
man, who would later be
scored on a ground out, as the
Bears took a 1-0 lead of one
hit in the home half of the frst.
“Tose early walks killed
him, I still have nothing but
praise for Hander in what
he has done this season,
sometimes you just have to
grind games out,” said Price
on his freshman, who allowed
three runs of fve hits in 4.1
Junior designated hitter
Dakota Smith singled in the
top of the fourth to bring
in senior shortstop Justin
Protacio, to even it up in the
fourth. Tat was quickly erased
when Hander showed his age
giving up a two run shot to
right center in the bottom of
the ffh, as Kansas fell 3-1.
“His command was not good
tonight, the home run ball hurt
him today,” said Price.
Sophomore second baseman
Colby Wright, continued his
terror, with an RBI single
through the lef side, and
Smith scored Protacio on a
RBI ground out to tie it up
once again in the top of the
Just as it seemed as if Kansas
would carry the momentum
and make it eight straight,
junior reliever Drew Morovick
gave up two runs in the sixth
of a pair of hits including a
home run, as Kansas fell 5-3.
“He lef a couple fastballs up,
and they just railed them,” said
Ofensively, during their
streak Kansas had outscored
its opponents 50-18, but only
managed three runs of six hits
against Missouri State.
“We weren’t disciplined
at the plate, swung at a lot of
bad pitches, that usually isn’t a
good formula for hitting,” said
Rather than mourn over
their most recent defeat,
in what could have inched
Kansas closer to their longest
win streak of the season at
nine. Coach Price and his ball
club remain optimistic as they
reminisce of their seven game
win streak, knowing they
showed glimpses of what kind
of team they can be.
Tey are not the team, that
has a record of 4-8 against
Midweek opponents, but
rather the team that has 12-9
conference record and ranks
amongst the best in the Big 12.
If they have any NCAA
Tournament aspirations they
need to be more like the team
who swept conference foes for
the frst time since 1994 during
their seven game win streak,
rather than the team who won
two of their 10 games in mid-
Kansas will look to be more
like the team they are capable
of being when they conclude
their conference play with
West Virginia in Hoglund
Ballpark for a three game
— Edited by Brook Barnes
Sophomore infielder Colby Wright tags a Missouri State player out at second base on April 23, when Missouri
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he has done this season,
sometimes you just have to
grind games out.”
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team secures national spot
It’s been 15 years since
the KU women’s Ultimate
Frisbee team had clinched a
spot at nationals. Tis season,
the Bettys were hungry to
“We expected to peak in
May,” said senior captain
Clare Frantz. “We knew this
team had so much potential,
but it was going to take a lot of
dedication and hard work to
fulfll that potential. It didn’t
take long for us to realize that
we had what it takes.”
Te Bettys did just that.
Over the season, they played
in 32 games with a 20-10
record. Te Bettys only lost
one match to Texas in the
South Central D-1 College
Women’s Regionals.
“We knew going into
regionals that we were going
to face teams we had played
before,” said senior Jordan
Warren. “We knew we needed
to use our knowledge of how
these teams played to secure
wins. For the big games, we
needed to save ourselves and
focus on adapting to the level
of play from our opponents.
We had to communicate with
our teammates on the feld
and listen to our coach on the
Te Bettys won six of its
seven games at regionals,
defeating Texas State (13-
7), Texas’ B Team (13-1),
Colorado State (13-7),
Washington University (13-
7), Colorado (12-8) and
Colorado College (11-10).
Te Bettys only lost one
match to Texas (29-10) in the
South Central D-1 College
Women’s Regionals.
With the success at the
end of the season, the Bettys
achieved their goal and
earned their spot in the
national tournament. Te
three teams who earned bids
to nationals from their region
were Kansas, Colorado
College and Colorado.
“Every one of our players
has put in the efort and
shown the dedication to get
to this point and we are fnally
here, ready to see our hard
work pay of,” said Frantz.
Tis year’s USA Ultimate
D-1 College Championships
are held in Mason, Ohio, from
May 23-26. As of this time,
the seedings for play have not
been released, but the Bettys
have played 11 games against
national qualifying teams.
— Edited by Alec Weaver
Junior shortstop Justin Protacio lays down a bunt to advance the runner to second base. Protacio is batting .283
with 13 RBIs.
Kansas looks to win final
series in Big 12 play
Middlebrooks, Red Sox
rally past Reds 4-3
BOSTON — Will Middlebrooks
hit an RBI single with the bases
loaded, capping a two-run rally
in the eighth inning that sent the
Boston Red Sox over the Cincin-
nati Reds 4-3 Wednesday night
for a sweep of the two-game in-
terleague series.
David Ortiz and Mike Napoli also
drove in runs for the Red Sox, who
reached .500 for the first time
since the fourth game of the sea-
Trailing 3-2 in the eighth, the
Red Sox scored against two re-
Napoli drew a one-out walk from
Manny Parra, J.J. Hoover (1-4)
walked pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes
and A.J. Pierzynski’s ground-rule
double tied it at 3. Jackie Brad-
ley Jr. was intentionally walked
before Middlebrooks sent a hard
grounder up the middle.
Koji Uehara struck out the final
three batters for his eighth save.
Cincinnati starter Mike Leake
pitched seven innings and was in
line for the win before Boston ral-
lied. He gave up two runs on eight
hits, walking two and striking out
Boston’s Jake Peavy allowed
three or fewer runs for the sixth
time in seven starts, giving up
three runs on four hits with four
walks and five strikeouts.
The Reds took a 3-2 lead in the
seventh when Roger Bernadina
bounced a slow groundout to sec-
ond against reliever Chris Capua-
no with the bases loaded.
Boston tied it with a pair of
runs in the sixth on a run-scoring
single by Ortiz and RBI double by
Napoli. It could have been worse
for Leake, but Grady Sizemore
bounced to second with runners
on second and third and, after an
intentional walk, Bradley Jr. hit an
inning-ending grounder.
Schumaker, who came off the
15-day disabled list on Saturday
after being sidelined since spring
training with a dislocated left
shoulder, homered in the third af-
ter left fielder Chris Heisey had a
leadoff double.
The teams bounced into a com-
bined five double plays, with the
Red Sox turning three.
— Associated Press
Te Kansas Jayhawks will
host West Virginia this
weekend for their fnal Big
12 series of the season. Te
Mountaineers are 9-8 in the
Big 12, which is fourth in the
conference behind Kansas.
West Virginia has won nine
out of their last 10 games,
including series victories
against Texas, Kansas State
and Oklahoma.
Tey stay hot in Big 12
play. All season, Kansas
was hovering around .500
in conference play until the
last few series. Te Jayhawks
have swept their previous two
conference match-ups against
Baylor and Texas Tech. Kansas
is now 12-9 in conference play
and ranks third in the Big 12.
Kansas’ recent strong play has
increased their RPI to 36th
in the nation, giving them a
strong chance to make the
NCAA tournament.
West Virginia scores more
than four runs. Since mid-
April, West Virginia has not
lost a single game in which
they scored four runs. In
their winning games, they
have scored 89 runs since
April 15th. West Virginia
leads the Big 12 with a .294
batting average, while junior
outfelder Bobby Boyd tops
the charts with a .376 batting
average. Tey have three other
hitters in the top fve of the
conference as well.
Senior right hander Jordan
Piché has been on a tear on
the mound recently. In his
last two starts, the senior has
gone all nine innings and
picked up the win. Against
Baylor, Piché was the winning
pitcher. He threw a complete
game shutout, while giving
up just one hit. Piché started
the season as the closer, but
struggled and lost his role
to freshman right-hander
Stephen Villines. When junior
lef-hander Wes Benjamin
was injured, coach Ritch Price
was in need of a Friday night
starter. Piché struggled in his
frst three starts, allowing 17
runs. If Piché can go out on
Friday night and pitch like he
has as of late, Kansas will be
in a good position to start the
series of with a win.
— Edited by Julie Etzler
and Blair Sheade
he NFL Draf is the most
covered draf by sports media
outlets, and it shouldn’t be a
surprise to anyone. Te NFL simply
sells, and the ratings of each Super
Bowl is proof of that.
But is all of this NFL Draf coverage
necessary? Do we really need to split
the draf up into three days?
If you were to ask NFL Commission-
er Roger Goodell this question afer
the 2007 draf, he would probably
respond by saying the draf is a bit too
long, when the league had the longest
frst round in NFL Draf history that
year. But back then, the league had the
frst, second and third rounds in one
day while the fourth, ffh, sixth and
seventh rounds were on the following
day to conclude the entire draf.
Since 2010, the NFL decided to
expand the draf into three days with
the Tursday-Friday-Saturday format.
Te frst round kicked the draf of on
a Tursday, with only the frst round.
Te second and third rounds were
done on a Friday, while the rest of the
draf would wrap up on a Saturday.
Te frst round is always the most
watched because the players taken
in the frst round are expected to be
immediate impact players in the NFL.
But is there any serious interest in the
rest of the rounds, especially for the
fnal four rounds on Saturday?
Perhaps you are curious because you
want to fnd out whom your
favorite team drafed or what
team will land a player from
your favorite college football
team. Tat is common, but do
you leave the TV on the entire
time and watch every single
pick, or do you check back
every half hour or check for
updates on your smartphone?
Tere are some NFL fanatics
who are obsessed with the
coverage, unlike others.
According to a press release
from the NFL, the media provides
record-setting coverage of the 2014
NFL Draf. Tis includes 51 hours of
live coverage during the three days
it will be broadcast, with extensive
talent roster of analysts, reporters and
college coaches. Te coverage will also
include 15 draf war room cameras to
provide an exclusive look at teams and
their work
during the
the NFL
having to be
pushed back
one week than
usual due to
event confict at
Radio City Music
Hall, the additional
coverage adds more
hype and anticipation.
At the end of the day, it is the
NFL. Te NFL could create any sort of
event, have the media come broadcast
it and people will watch.
Te NFL is a monster business that
has power and can do anything it
wants because it will draw viewers.
— Edited by Julie Etzler

“It gets worse when the NFL Network
gives us non-stop, breathless cover-
age of the combine.”
— OSG Sports Blogger Phil Cantor
Q: What year was the first round of
the NFL Draft?
A: 1936
The Ravens-Vikings game provided
the fastest stretch of five touch-
downs in NFL history. It only took
two minutes and one second.
— USA Today
Media coverage causes NFL Draft to last longer than necessary
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Shields pitches Royals
past Padres 8-0
Shields scattered seven hits
over seven innings, Eric
Hosmer drove in a season-
high four runs and the
Kansas City Royals beat
the San Diego Padres 8-0
Te Royals scored three
times in the frst and that was
plenty for Shields (4-3). He
struck out four, walked two
and threw 118 pitches.
Shields won his fourth
straight road start of the
season. Since 2013, he is 14-4
in 24 road starts with a 2.00
Two relievers fnished for
the Royals. Te Padres were
shut out for a major league-
high sixth time this season.
San Diego has lost six of eight
Andrew Cashner (2-5)
took the loss as he was again
derailed by an anemic ofense
and shoddy defense.
Cashner, who lasted a
season-low four innings, had
trouble from the start. He
threw 43 pitches in the frst,
hurt by a pair of errors from
shortstop Everth Cabrera
that led to two unearned
Alcides Escobar reached
when Cabrera misplayed his
ground ball afer Nori Aoki
opened with a single. Hosmer
hit a two-run single, Alex
Gordon reached base two
batters later when Cabrera
mishandled his grounder
and Danny Valencia followed
with a broken-bat, RBI single.
Te Padres had a chance to
cut into their defcit in the
second when they got three
hits. But Cameron Maybin
was too aggressive rounding
second base on an infeld
single, and Escobar slid in
behind from shortstop, took
Hosmer’s throw from frst
base and made the tag.
Padres manager Bud Black
requested a review, but the
call stood. It marked the
frst time in fve appeals this
season that Black had lost.
Te Royals’ lead grew to 4-0
in the third when Gordon
doubled and later scored on
Mike Moustakas’ sacrifce fy.
Te Padres tied a season
high with three errors,
and had a passed ball and
wild pitch in allowing four
unearned runs.
— Associated Press
Shields scattered seven hits
over seven innings, Eric
Hosmer drove in a season-
high four runs and the
Kansas City Royals beat
the San Diego Padres 8-0
Te Royals scored three
times in the frst and that was
plenty for Shields (4-3). He
struck out four, walked two
and threw 118 pitches.
Shields won his fourth
straight road start of the
season. Since 2013, he is 14-4
in 24 road starts with a 2.00
Two relievers fnished for
the Royals. Te Padres were
shut out for a major league-
high sixth time this season.
San Diego has lost six of eight
Andrew Cashner (2-5)
took the loss as he was again
derailed by an anemic ofense
and shoddy defense.
Cashner, who lasted a
season-low four innings, had
trouble from the start. He
threw 43 pitches in the frst,
hurt by a pair of errors from
shortstop Everth Cabrera
that led to two unearned
Alcides Escobar reached
when Cabrera misplayed his
ground ball afer Nori Aoki
opened with a single. Hosmer
hit a two-run single, Alex
Gordon reached base two
batters later when Cabrera
mishandled his grounder
and Danny Valencia followed
with a broken-bat, RBI single.
Cashner ended the inning
by getting Shields to ground
out with the bases in a nine-
pitch at-bat.
Te Padres had a chance to
cut into their defcit in the
second when they got three
hits. But Cameron Maybin
was too aggressive rounding
second base on an infeld
single, and Escobar slid in
behind from shortstop, took
Hosmer’s throw from frst
base and made the tag.
Padres manager Bud Black
requested a review, but the
call stood. It marked the
frst time in fve appeals this
season that Black had lost.
Te Royals’ lead grew to 4-0
in the third when Gordon
doubled and later scored on
Mike Moustakas’ sacrifce fy.
Te Padres tied a season
high with three errors,
and had a passed ball and
wild pitch in allowing four
unearned runs.
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ceremony was taking place
in Memorial Stadium. Te
specifcs I don’t remember, but
I’ve been told I stopped playing
around and stood up to sing
during the alma mater.
“Well, damn, I guess that’s
settled,” my grandmother
recalls saying.
It certainly was. Even though
I grew up in suburbia Houston,
Lawrence always felt home to
me. It felt right. I dreamed of
the day I could take a jog be-
hind Strong Hall to the campa-
nile, gaze out above the golden
valley, and have everything just
feel right.
And then I came here. Every-
thing I expected was so very
right and so very wrong.
** ** **

I remember meeting my
suitemates, Blake and Tim, that
hectic frst move-in morning
with Matt. I remember hearing
their stories of the night before
and the crazy guys down the
hall (Eddie, Bryce and Connor,
that’s you). I remember walk-
ing to that frst house party and
having upperclassmen stop us
on Jayhawk Boulevard.
“Freshmen?” they asked.
Apparently we stuck out.
“Welcome to KU,” was said
before we could even respond.
We found the Hawk and the
Wheel. We found our favorite
spots on campus to chill. We
found each other. We helped
each other fnd ourselves.
Nothing was more enjoyable
than enjoying a sunny spring
day, tossing a football around
afer class or just soaking in
the sun afer the snow melted
Te responsibilities were
numbered, the cares were even
less. Each weekend was made
to top the one before. Afer
all, this is what college was all
about, right? About doing what
you want within the bounds of
relative responsibility. About
fnding yourself, growing as
a person, and leaving with a
greater sense of who you are
and what you hope you’ll do.
I nearly cried my last night
of freshman year. How naïve
I was, nearly crying because I
only had three years lef.

** ** **

Sophomore year we learned
to walk up the ever-steep 14th
street, because, well, that’s what
you do at KU living in the
student ghetto.
I had no idea how to live
away from the dorms. Te days
of walking to a cafeteria to
eat: Gone. Grocery shopping?
What’s that? Cleaning up afer
yourself, doing dishes, being
a good roommate, those were
the lessons I truly started to
learn sophomore year.
To the then-boys now-men
of 1329 Kentucky, I’ll forever
be grateful of what you taught
me and hopefully, in some way,
you’ll feel the same.
I was fortunate enough to
cover every Kansas football
game that 2-10 season. I saw
Georgia Tech rush for more
than 600 yards in a game,
Oklahoma State pull its starters
in the frst half and Texas keep
Kansas on the wrong side
of midfeld until the fourth
Tere was a football coaching
search to be covered and trips
to the airport to see if some
mysterious jet would land. It
was dwarfed by Kansas making
the Final Four — in New
Orleans of all holy and unholy
Te house bar was built. A
Christmas tree upholstered.
Breaking down Schustee’s door.
Tat house, that year, further
molded us away from helpless
freshmen toward maturing
Living on 14th and Kentucky
was about free keg Fridays at
the (old) Bull and Wang burg-
ers at the Wheel. Te beautiful
thing about living in Lawrence
is being surrounded by 20,000
kids, aged 18-22, who are all in
this four-year sprint together.
Somewhere along the way,
things started to change. Tere
were girlfriends and jobs and
responsibilities. School hap-
pened. Life happened.
** ** **
Junior year, you learn a little
bit more about who you really
Sure the frst two are baby
steps. Junior year is when
you’re truly tested. And
suddenly, the Hawk’s stench
started to bother you. You pay
(a little) attention to what you
eat. You crave that good night’s
Te stress of real life and
everything ahead kicked in.
Tere were internships and
jobs and grades and everything
that we’re supposed to do.
Tat walk around campus on
a sunny day can still rope you
in, though. You know, when
campus is green and full of
students crossing the streets
whenever they want, never
stopping for trafc.
You spend your remaining
days cherishing the time lef
with the seniors who came to
this place before you. You also
start to become close with your
sophomore friends, who pester
you to join them in taking one
more trip to the Hawk.
Tere are the nights spent
hanging out on a porch with
those guys, some a year
younger, others on the cusp
of graduation. You’ll watch a
thunderstorm roll in or your
friends play guitar.
And when graduation comes
around, you cherish that you
have one more year to hang
out on a porch and do whatev-
er feels right.
** ** **
How do you say goodbye to
something you never want to
Simply, you don’t. You just
know, in those four years, you
gave it everything you could.
You learned about yourself.
About others. About life.
About how little you know.
I was destined to go to Kan-
sas, trained from a young age,
but it couldn’t live up to those
aspirations set out for me from
the days of rolling around on
Mt. Oread.
It few past them, just like
my time here few by. And not
because of basketball. Not be-
cause of running through cam-
pus. Not because of anything I
thought before I got here.
It’s absolutely because of the
people I met along the way.
From the frst night to the very
last day, it never ended. Tis is
what we do at Kansas. We’re in
this four-year blur together. A
blur that seemed infnite. Until
How do you say goodbye to
something you never want to
You don’t.
Like all good things in life —
you take it with you for each
and every day of the rest of
your life.
One day, most of us will be
back together, sharing beers
and stories. We’ll have other
lives, other cares and other
responsibilities. We’ll always
have this. We will always have
these four years.
And with nine days till grad-
uation, there are nine more
nights to savor. Nine more
nights to soak in every last sec-
ond. Nine more nights sitting
long into the dark with some of
those same people.
Nine more 4 a.m. nights.
Tat’s what I’ll remember.
Tat was college.
— Edited by Blair Sheade
Mike Vernon (left) and Blake Schuster laugh off one of the many times a
door was destroyed at 1329 Kentucky St.
Shields pitches Royals
past Padres for 8-0 win
Kansas City Royals’ Jarrod Dyson sails through the air while scoring over San Diego Padres pitcher Hector
Ambriz after a passed ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in San
Gordon celebrates 20th
anniversary of 1st victory
It’s been 20 years since Jef
Gordon’s frst career Cup
victory at Charlotte Motor
Speedway in the prestigious
Coca-Cola 600. He was
struggling to contain his
emotions long before he
took the checkered fag, and
by the time the 22-year-old
got to Victory Lane, he was
“I tried to hold it back as
much as I could because I
wanted to stay focused and
didn’t want to make any
mistakes,” Gordon recalled
Wednesday as the speedway
celebrated the anniversary at
the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
“It did start to take over
and that chill in my spine
was defnitely there with
taking the white fag. I got to
Victory Lane, and it all just
kind of erupted.”
Speedway President
Marcus Smith showed
Gordon a highlight video of
the victory that reminded
the four-time champion just
what he had accomplished
with the win. He became
the frst driver since David
Pearson in 1976 to win from
the pole, but had to battle
Rusty Wallace throughout
NASCAR’s longest race of
the season.
Gordon only emerged
the victor afer crew chief
Ray Evernham gambled on
taking two tires on a late pit
stop and Gordon used track
position to put Wallace away.
Te video reminded
Gordon of what he felt that
day: validation.
“Just a combination of pure
joy and accomplishment,
a weight being taken of
your shoulders,” he said.
“Because that frst win, you
don’t ever know if you are
ever going to do it and then
when you fnally do, ‘Wow,
I’ve accomplished something
that I never thought I would.”
And then being able to say,
‘Maybe I do belong here.’”
Gordon proved that time
and again, collecting 88
victories and four Cup titles
over the last two decades.
“Tis car is so special. Tis
Rainbow DuPont Chevy,”
Smith said of the car Gordon
drove the bulk of his career
for Hendrick Motorsports.
“Te No. 24 — when it hit
the track, and Jef Gordon
was driving it, this sport was
never the same.”
Gordon heads into
Saturday night’s race at
Kansas Speedway leading the
Sprint Cup standings, and
will go for his fourth Coca-
Cola 600 victory on May 25.
Despite seven top-10
fnishes in 10 races this
season — including second-
place fnishes at Texas and
Richmond — Gordon is
still seeking his frst win.
He badly wants to get into
Victory Lane soon as drivers
race for one of the 16 spots in
the Chase for the Sprint Cup
championship feld.
So far, eight diferent
drivers have wins with
16 races remaining in the
regular season.
“I’ve never seen winning
be so important as it has this
year,” Gordon said.

“I got to Victory Lane, and it
all just kind of erupted.”
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