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When Kennedy Schnieders
lived in Ellsworth last year, she
never expected to feel unsafe
walking from her car to her
dorm room. Tis all changed
afer she had to start parking
at the Lied Center when the
construction on Daisy Hill
began last spring.
“We had to almost always
park at the Lied Center if you
ever lef your parking space
on Daisy Hill,” Schnieders, a
sophomore from Topeka, said.
“Being a girl and sometimes
coming home late, I never felt
safe because I would have to
cross the bridge [over Iowa
Street] and would ofentimes
call someone to come get me.”
According to KU Parking
and Transit, 600 parking spots
have been lost due to the
construction on Daisy Hill,
leaving only 715. Since the
beginning of the construction,
this is the frst time the
University has been unable to
accommodate students living
on the Hill.
Donna Hultine, Director
of KU Parking and Transit,
explained what the University
is doing to accommodate
students afected by the
construction.
“We ran a lottery process,”
Hultine said. “Anyone who
was living on Daisy Hill got an
email about the lottery, and any
students who went through
new student orientation were
informed about it. Students
had to be living on Daisy Hill
and have a car to be a part of
lottery process.”
Students who were hopeful
for a parking permit on Daisy
Hill needed their names on the
lottery list by Aug. 14. Afer
this date, a computer program
randomly selected the 715
students to receive a parking
spot on Daisy Hill, (Lots 101-
105 and overfow parking in
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Firefighters respond to a fire at Sigma Chi fraternity in the 1400 block of Tennessee Street. Investigation revealed the fire was accidentally caused by improperly disposed smoking materials. No one was injured.
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Sigma Chi fraternity fire emphasizes importance of Campus Fire Safety Month
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The parking lot in front of Ellsworth Hall is usually full because of the construction on Daisy Hill, which eliminated two Housing lots. Students who
can’t find a spot here must park at the Lied Center, across Iowa Street.
Daisy Hill construction cuts into parking
MADDIE FARBER
@MaddieFarberUDK
SEE PARKING PAGE 2
No new coalitions
allowed in Student
Senate re-election
The Elections Commission met
Tuesday evening to determine
the rules of the upcoming
Student Senate re-election.
The re-election would happen
at the same time of the Fresh-
man election on Sept. 9 and 10.
This election would be only be-
tween candidates that were not
disqualified during last spring’s
election. No new coalitions can
be formed.
Mark Pacey, chair of the
Elections Commission, said
that this election will be an
extension of the spring election,
and not an entirely new election.
He said that eligible coalitions
do not need to re-caucus or re-
file. Pacey said that if a senator
met the qualifications last year
when they ran, and they are still
a student at the University, they
are still eligible.
Eligible coalitions can begin
certain campaign practices
immediately.
The main issue still facing the
Commission is voter eligibility.
The commission will contact
graduated seniors through their
University email accounts and
give them access to re-cast
their vote. Pacey also said that
freshmen would not be able
to vote in the re-election, and
would be able to vote only in
the freshman elections held
every year at this time. The
Commission said that this is
still an ongoing process with
the University’s Information
SEE SENATE PAGE 2

“ ... you have to expect be-
forehand that you might not
even find a spot, or if you’re
lucky enough to find one,
you still might have to walk
awhile to your dorm.”
LEXI RIEDEL
Freshman from Shawnee
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Te Lawrence-Douglas
County Fire and Medical
Department arrived at Sigma
Chi fraternity Tuesday at 11:36
a.m. afer dispatch received a
call about a fre at 11:33 a.m.
Te Fire Department gave the
all-clear at 12:30 p.m.
No injuries were reported
and all residents were
evacuated safely.
“Investigation has revealed
the fre was accidentally started
due to improperly disposed
smoking materials,” Division
Chief Shaun Cofey said.
Cofey said the fre started
in a two-person sleeping
dorm connected to a living
area in the back of the three-
story fraternity, damaging the
building’s exterior. Te damage
is estimated at $150,000.
When ofcials arrived at
the scene, all occupants were
already evacuated. Additional
units and an aerial truck were
requested, Cofey said. Ten fre
medical units and 29 personnel
assisted in controlling the fre.
A majority of the 74-member
fraternity house, located in the
1400 block of Tennessee Street,
has been turned over to the
fraternity. Te other section is
still under investigation.
“We want to remind people
to properly dispose their
smoking materials in a proper
device and make sure you have
working smoke detectors,”
Cofey said.
Sigma Chi was not able to
comment before Te Kansan
publication deadline.
Tis month, Gov. Sam
Brownback signed a
proclamation declaring
September as Campus Fire
Safety Month. Tis is the third
consecutive year Brownback
has made this declaration
in Kansas in response to the
National Campus Fire Safety
Month campaign.
Fire safety and prevention
should be of importance to
college students. Many of them
will be living on their own for
the frst time in a residence
hall, apartment complex or
house.
“A lot of students are coming
to school for the frst time and
are used to having someone
follow them around and take
care of certain things,” said Jim
King, chief of Lawrence’s fre
prevention division.
Tere are many situations
that can lead to fres, but King
ofers a few pieces of advice
that should apply in every
situation.
“Always be aware of what
you’re doing,” King said. “It’s
imperative to know your
surroundings.”
King emphasizes the
importance of staying near
food that’s cooking and never
cooking or grilling near any
fammable objects. It is also
important to be careful with
candles and to extinguish them
before leaving a room.
Kory Wilcoxson, executive
director of the Reserve
apartment complex on W. 31st
Street, said the complex has
been lucky.
“Te complex is protected by
full sprinkler systems inside
of each unit,” Wilcoxson said.
“Te only fres we’ve had here
were two grease fres.”
Wilcoxson cautioned
students to be careful with
things like dryer lint traps and
candles, with his main advice
being, “don’t leave things
unattended.”
In addition, King stresses the
importance of checking the
batteries in smoke detectors
and not tampering with them.
“Make sure that you’re
aware of and you take care of
smoke detection devices,” King
said. “Tey are early warning
devices and they are extremely
efective when used correctly.
Don’t turn them of or take the
batteries out of them for any
reason.”
Kathy Nguyen, a senior from
Garden City, has a personal
experience that shows how
easily an accident can happen.
“I forgot to put water in my
macaroni and cheese when I
was cooking it. When I turned
around, it was smoking and the
fre alarms started going of,”
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300E), Hultine said. Afer the
frst 715 spots were chosen,
163 people were lef. Out of
that group, 75 were chosen
to receive a parking spot at
Stoufer Place Apartments.
Te remaining 88 were given
the option to buy a parking
pass for yellow lots only
(lots 50, 206, 222 and 300
sections A-D). Overall, 878
students were on the waitlist
for parking.
“All students were lef with
somewhere to go, even if the
yellow zone was the only
option,” Hultine said. “Tere
are quite a few spaces on
300E (Lied Center), so we’re
preparing an email to send to
all students who have Daisy
Hill permits informing them
of this and to circle the lots
on map to show them where
permits are valid, especially
because housing staf hasn’t
been able to get to their
spots on Daisy Hill because
students have been parking
in them.”
Lexi Riedel, a freshman
from Shawnee who lives in
Ellsworth, said she also feels
like she’s been afected by the
construction.
“Te parking is already
a huge issue,” Riedel said.
“Finding a parking spot is
next to impossible. I think
the lottery process was not
necessarily fair, but I’m not
sure if there would have been
any other way of achieving a
decision.”
Riedel said she felt the
process was unfair since out-
of-state students had to wait
until shortly before school
began to know whether or
not they could bring their
cars, which made planning
difcult.
Although Hultine said that
lot 300E is the closest parking
to Daisy Hill for students
who don’t have a Daisy
Hill permit, Riedel said the
distance is an inconvenience.
“When parking, you have
to expect beforehand that
you might not even fnd
a spot, or if you’re lucky
enough to fnd one, you still
might have to walk awhile to
your dorm,” she said.
Hultine explained that even
afer construction is over,
the likelihood of the lottery
process disappearing is slim.
“Tis won’t go away,”
Hultine said. “Next year’s
students will have to be
informed about the limited
parking when signing up for
residence halls. Tere is no
new parking associated with
the construction.”
According to the 2014-
2024 Campus Master Plan,
parking will be provided
for the two new residence
halls afer McCollum is
demolished.
Travis Kesinger, a
sophomore from Topeka
who lived in Ellsworth last
year, said the construction
was an issue when he lived
on Daisy Hill.
“It was defnitely
frustrating, especially if
you drove anywhere late
at night,” Kesinger said. “It
seemed all impossible to
fnd a spot then. I don’t feel
like it afected my experience
as a freshman particularly
because I didn’t drive a lot. I
would walk if at all possible.”
Hultine said she realizes
removing parking spaces
presents a problem for
students; however, she said
the University will allocate as
many spaces as possible.
— Edited by Alyssa Scott
PARKING FROM PAGE 1 SENATE FROM PAGE 1
Technology Department, and
the details of voter eligibility
are not yet available.
The Commission also decided
that there would be no physical
polling places and that the
majority of the voting would
be electronic. Additionally,
the Commission set a new
spending cap for the coalitions
at $1100. This includes all
spending from last spring’s
election. The coalitions are also
allowed to use campaign mate-
rials from last spring’s election,
including t-shirts, buttons and
banners.
Pacey said there has been no
contact between the Elections
Commission and the Appeals
Panel.
“if they have an issue with
what we’re doing, I would love
for them to contact me, but I’m
not going to approach them. I
feel like everything we’ve done
is reasonable,” Pacey said.
The meeting started with
Pacey’s election to the chair of
the Commission. He had been
serving as acting chair — due
to the resignation of Jake Rapp
— and as of Tuesday’s meeting
he is now the official chair.
Pacey, who is currently pur-
suing a Ph.D., has been at the
University since 2002 and said
he’s never seen anything like
this in his time with Senate.
Tyler Childress, acting chief
of staff, received a call from
Senate advisors on Friday. He
was the chief of staff under
former Student Body President
Marcus Tetwiler and is now in
his first year of law school at
the University.
Childress, along with former
Student Body Vice President
Emma Halling, will continue
Senate operations during the
campaign and elections.
Childress said that he won’t
be working on platforms or ini-
tiatives but wants to make sure
CORRECTIONS
In a photo caption on page
one of Tuesday’s issue, assis-
tant English professor Darren
Canady was incorrectly iden-
tified as “assistant theatre
professor Darren Kanady.”
In a photo caption in the
article “Olympics strengthens
schol hall bonds” on page five
of Tuesday’s arts & features
section, freshman Dakota Boyd
was incorrectly identified as
Jared Friesen.
In a photo caption in the
article “Freshmen Havili,
Rigdon impress at scrimmage”
on page 11 of Monday’s sports
section, 2012 graduate Tayler
Tolefree was incorrectly iden-
tified as senior outside hitter
Tiana Dockery.
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that day-to-day Senate operations
continue.
“We’re trying to do basically
nothing, policy wise, we’re trying to
do nothing longstanding. It’s just
making sure that the process going
forward will still be able to fund
student groups,” Childress said.
Childress’ main focus is making
sure that the Senate continues to
exist within the next three weeks.
“Just making sure that there is a
structure that can be handed off to
whoever wins next week,” Childress
said.
The 2013-2014 Senate will
resume Wednesday night and
will vote to approve of Said and
Wagner’s hired executive staff and
vote on an interim student body
vice president.
Senators from last year who ran
as Jayhawkers in the spring will
not be allowed to vote because
of S.S.R.R. 5.16.1.1. which does
not allow for a senior who has
committed an egregious violation
to participate in Student Senate for
twelve calendar months.
“Basically, since they nullified
that election, those people are no
longer eligible to assume those
positions, which means we default
to pre-joint Senate, which means
that all of us that handed off the
baton, just got the baton handed
back to us,” Childress said.
Morgan Said, the winner of the
spring presidential election as a
candidate for Grow KU, said the
coalition plans to run again in the
re-election.
“When we ran in the spring
together it’s because we had
common ideologies and I don’t
think those have changed.
Everyone on our slate is well aware
of what’s going on and now that
we know more of the guidelines for
this re-election, we’ll be able to
re-engage,” Said said.
MacKenzie Oatman of Jayhawkers
and Kevin Hundelt of Crimson
and True could not be reached for
comment Tuesday evening.
— Edited by Jordan Fox
Nguyen said.
Afer this experience and
one at a friend’s residence
when an oven pizza
started burning, Nguyen
said checking where fre
extinguishers are and
knowing how to use them
prepares you if a fre occurs.
While preventing fres
is desired, it is equally
important to know what to
do in the event of a one. For
those who live of campus,
King suggests knowing
multiple ways to exit the
building as fres can make
your normal path of entry
and exit unusable.
“If there is an actual
fre, afer calling 911, the
protocol is to call me frst
and then call the rest of
the managers. Ten our
community assistant
teams would knock on
doors,” Wilcoxson said.
“Coordination is big. You
have to direct trafc, keep
people away so the fre
department can actually
come in, because when they
come in, they come in with,
you know, six trucks.”
According to the KU
student housing website,
all residence hall staf
members receive annual
training provided by
Lawrence Fire and Medical
staf. Tis training includes
prevention, response
procedures and proper
extinguisher use. All
on-campus living areas
provide fre safety programs
designed to educate
residents on fre prevention,
as well as what to do in the
event of a fre.
— Edited by Kelsey Phillips
FIRE FROM PAGE 1
Te underlying theme
throughout Tuesday’s open fo-
rum about Ferguson was race:
how children of diferent races
are taught to trust police, how
people of diferent races are
treated by the police and how
the media portrays people of
diferent races.
Te open forum was held in
Te Commons at Spooner Hall
on Tuesday. Te event allowed
attendees to voice their opin-
ions about what has happened
in Ferguson, Mo. and what they
could do to help, similar to the
Aug. 25 demonstration, “Hands
Up, Walk Out.”
Clarence Lang, associate pro-
fessor of American studies and
African & African-American
studies led the discussion. In
his introduction, Lang said the
situation in Ferguson brought
several things he said he be-
lieves to be issues into light
including the criminal justice
system and police methods.
Te audience discussion be-
gan by calling into question
some of the actions of media.
While some said they be-
lieved the media’s coverage of
Ferguson was contributing to
issues of race in the story, oth-
ers said the media coverage
brought the issues into light to
be discussed.
Omar Rana, a junior from
Tulsa, Okla., majoring in his-
tory, said he believes the media
tends to associate certain types
of crime with particular rac-
es and gives the beneft of the
doubt to whites.
Lang said he believes the role
of the media in the case of Fer-
guson has been a productive
one.
“I think the media’s role — as
it always is — is both problem-
atic, but also it can be creative.
It can be productive,” he said.
“It at least gives some exposure,
and I think that, in part, we’re
having a conversation more
so than we have in some time
about the militarization of the
police, in part because of the
media’s role.”
Amanda Wright, a graduate
student and graduate assistant
in Student Conduct and Com-
munity Standards said she has
noticed a diference between
the way white children and
black children are raised to per-
ceive the police. She said she
believes white people have an
assumption that police ofcers
are above the law and above
other citizens while black peo-
ple are brought up with less
trust for police.
“I think there are issues in our
entire system based on this mis-
conceived notion that the men
that are wearing the badges and
carrying the guns know better
than everyone else and do bet-
ter than everyone else when we
know, in reality, and in statis-
tics, they don’t,” Wright said.
She said she believes it’s im-
portant for her as a white per-
son to understand that she has
a diferent perception and level
of trust for police than others
may have.
“I have to be willing to chal-
lenge those perceptions when
they come up,” Wright said.
One of the attendees who
refused to give her name said
Michael Brown’s death wasn’t at
the hands of the Ku Klux Klan
or someone openly racist. She
said racism isn’t about extrem-
ists, but rather normal people
who think of themselves as
good. She said people like this
reinforce racial problems with-
out actively trying.
She also said she is frustrat-
ed with “white progressives”
responding to the confict in
Ferguson. She said she’s frus-
trated with the idea that people
who spend the majority of their
time around other white people
believe they can reach a place
of understanding with black
people concerning Ferguson.
She encouraged white progres-
sives to think about “how they
are implicated” in the recent
events.
Maxwell Moore, a junior from
Gardner, majoring in English,
said he was frustrated and felt
he was being told how he could
and couldn’t feel for the people
of Ferguson because he is white.
“I understand my unjust and
unfair privilege,” Moore said. “I
will say that it hurts a lot that
segregated persecution has to
lead to segregated consolation.
I ache for the people that are
going through what they’re
going through in Ferguson.
My heart hurts, not as much
as the people who are related
to or know Michael Brown or
the people that are being perse-
cuted unjustly. But it hurts my
heart, and it’s not fair that I’m
told that I’m not allowed to feel
that way.”
Te open forum, which
wrapped up around 1 p.m. was
sponsored by the Ofce of Mul-
ticultural Afairs and Student
Union Activities.
Lawrence support for Fergu-
son will continue at 7:30 p.m.
Tursday with a vigil and rally
at Saint Luke AME Church at
Ninth and New York streets.
— Edited by Casey Hutchins
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Associate Professor Clarence Lang wraps up the Ferguson forum Tuesday in Spooner Hall. Members of the University and Lawrence community came
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Ferguson forum characterized by race, media
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I think the UDK is slacking
on getting the puzzle
answers up online...
Nothing like cramming on
a bus with 100 of your
closest sweaty friends.
My friends are all like “we’re
seniors, let’s get drink inbetween
classes” and I’m over here
like “(looks at fake watch) I
have a professional meeting
in an hour...fml”
If you want to know which bus
goes to Daisy Hill, it’s the one that
says “Daisy Hill” on the sign.
It’s that simple...
Repeating the cryptoquip on day
2? Looks like it’s going to
be a long semester.
Made the FFA the 2nd day of
classes. As a senior, my work
here is done.
I get so excited when I have a
class in a room I have had before
and my seat is open.
Rode the bus today and realized
how much I missed Dan.
My psych professor dropped an F
bomb and told us there were no
textbooks. I’m in love.
I never realized how nice our
grass was until I walked
past Watson today...
“I’m going to be so upset if the
teacher doesn’t show; I didn’t
wake up at 7 for nothing.”
Welcome to 8 am classes,
I swear we don’t bite.
Can I marry Cheez-Its?
PSA: Being bossy isn’t the same
thing as being a leader.
Apparently Full House might
be making a comeback.
Hell to the yes!
Is it winter time yet? I can’t take
anymore of this heat.
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at kansan.com
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@KansanOpinion Who cares about
renovation? How about we lower ticket
prices first. Maybe then people would
go there.
Which do you prefer? A
new movie theater in
Lawrence or renovating
Southwind Theater?
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Professors growing soft on lack of student preparation
D
uring fnals week
last year I overheard
someone talking to
his friends about how he
had no idea what he was
supposed to have learned for
one of his fnals. I chuckled,
knowing that is a feeling we
all experience every now and
then. But it lef me to wonder
how many people were going
into fnals with the same
problem.
Before entering college, I
wondered how much harder
and demanding class would
be compared to high school.
I imagine that for most
people, high school wasn’t
the toughest of academic
experiences. I thought a
university it would be far
more challenging. I learned
if you want to work hard
there are many ways to be
challenged at KU, but it has
become easier to avoid being
challenged in the classroom.
It’s amusing to think back
to the past three years at the
University and realize how
easy it would have been to
have learned nearly nothing
in so many classes.
At an institution whose
existence is mostly dedicated
to educating students, it’s
saddening to watch how
the art of teaching has
degraded to accommodate
the desires of our generation
(a generation that looks to
get the most out of the least
amount of work). Grade
infation, the abundance
of study guides and way
too many extra credit
opportunities contribute to
a lack of work ethic among
students.
Students today are fguring
out how to efciently get
good grades with the least
amount of efort. Of course,
much of today’s job market
makes it a point to put
higher value on fnal grades
than the material learned. In
doing so, however, attending
a university for the sake of
learning loses importance
and students graduate with
only a vague idea of what
their degree really means.
Te way we understand
education is changing to
look more like the pursuit
of a degree rather than the
pursuit of knowledge.
So I’d like to propose
something to professors,
something simple I think
would radically change the
learning experience for many
students. Ask more questions
in class and demand answers.
Too many times have
I been in classes where
professors ask questions
the frst few days and then
give up a week later due to
lack of student preparation.
Forcing students to speak in
class (something which I’ve
experienced only with the
best professors) requires us
to be prepared. Tough we
groan at the idea, I believe
it is among the best ways to
demonstrate understanding,
especially in a place where
we pay thousands of
dollars for the purpose of
understanding.
Sebastian Schoneich is a
senior from Lawrence
studying biochemistry
and philosophy.
I
n 1998, Disney’s “Mighty
Joe Young” ruined my
life.
I was 3 at the time
and enjoyed a healthy
relationship with movies
and, by extension, movie
theaters. I had already
seen “Air Force One” and
“Hercules” by then and
was all set to broaden my
flm horizons. My movie
ambitions ground to a halt
the moment that oversized
gorilla came onto the screen.
Te two-minute trailer was
enough to make me swear of
movies for years. “Toy Story
2” passed with me sitting
outside the theater holding
a bag of M&Ms while my
parents took turns imploring
me to go inside and watch
the movie. Tis lasted into
the 2000s when I missed
seeing Emperor Kuzko make
his llama transformation
in “Te Emperor’s New
Groove.”
Like most kids with fears,
I was able to grow out of
my movie theater anxiety
and by the time I started
my freshman year at the
University, I recovered
enough to start reviewing
movies for the Kansan.
Ten and now, my favorite
place to watch movies in
Lawrence is Liberty Hall.
Sometimes I would have to
go to the Regal Southwind
on Iowa to watch more
widely released flms.
Tat’s when I noticed that
Lawrence’s only mainstream
movie theater didn’t really
compare to the Phoenix or
AMC theaters I was used to.
Te Southwind is a theater
that not only looks old, but
feels old as well. Te seats
are uncomfortable and the
rows are too tight. Tese are
complaints I’ve heard over
and over again from my
friends and other students.
Others think the location is
inconvenient and costs too
much.
Many of my friends choose
to drive to other towns to
see movies. Some drive up
I-70 to Te Legends, while
others take K-10 to AMC.
According to Google maps,
all “good” movie theaters are
about 35-40 minutes away.
As the only Regal
Cinema property I’d been
to, I decided to give the
Southwind the beneft of the
doubt. Maybe other locations
were the same and the tight
rows and uncomfortable
seats were just part of the
Regal experience.
While reading the
company’s website however, I
realized that the Southwind,
for all intents and purposes,
has been neglected. Other
Regal properties around
the country — such as ones
in Florida and California
— ofer newly installed
recliners. Underneath that
list is a list of locations that
are set to receive recliners
— most notably, Calabasas,
Calif. So basically Justin
Bieber is getting recliners
before we are.
Seeing why places like
Calabasas are getting more
updated theaters than
we are is easy: Calabasas
is heavily populated and
rich. Lawrence’s 90,000
residents, on the other
hand, are mainly poor
college students. Still, we
were considered worthy of
a movie theater back when
dinosaurs roamed the earth
so I think we deserve a
renovated one now.
Maddy Mikinski is a
sophomore from Linwood
studying journalism.
Lawrence Southwind Theater needs improvement

By Maddy Mikinski
@miss__maddy
By Sebastian Schoneich
@ThingsSebiThink
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@CaHaDa
@KansanOpinion Definitely a new
movie theatre!! Where else am I go-
ing to get my Disney kicks!! Frozen
showing anyone?!
@ elenacleaves
@KansanOpinion A new theatre.
Preferably one that accommodates
people over 5 feet tall. #NoLegRoom
Along with being national-
ly recognized for academics
and athletics, the University
of Kansas has landed at No.
55 on Fiesta Frog’s list of
top 100 party schools. Fiesta
Frog — whose rankings have
been featured on sites like
BuzzFeed, BroBible and the
Hufngton Post — is a social
media site that helps users
fnd drink specials, concerts
and other parties in their lo-
cal areas.
Brad Westerbeck, a 2000
KU graduate living in Folk-
ston, Ga., said being in the
middle of the list is “probably
a good balance.”
Westerbeck said when he at-
tended the University, it was
on a top college party list as
well. He said with KU’s top
academic and athletic pro-
grams, having a good balance
of both academics and social-
izing will ultimately prevent
students from “being burnt
out and going crazy.”
Richard Pruitt, a freshman
from Frisco, Texas, said being
on this list is a good thing.
“It shows we can have fun,
as well as have a great educa-
tion,” Pruitt said.
In a recent email inter-
view, Benjamin Joseph, a
Fiesta Frog representative,
discussed what goes into
creating such a list. Te
site does research on the
diferent schools, which
includes interviewing cur-
rent students and recent
alumni. Fiesta Frog also
gains information from its
site readers and obtains
votes from the colleges
throughout the school
year. Joseph said this year
Fiesta Frog introduced a
new survey, made available
on their website, which asks a
variety of questions.
One of the many questions
included on the survey is,
“What do people drink at
parties at your school?” Te
question had a variety of an-
swers, with two of them be-
ing, “We’ve PERFECTED our
jungle juice recipe” and “We
class it up with wine. (Pin-
ky up!).” Another question
the survey asks is, “What’s
your campus look like?” Tis
question can be answered on
a 1-to-10 scale, with 1 being,
“No one does anything out-
doors” and 10 being, “It’s like
a freaking nature walk!” Te
survey asks a handful of other
questions, including content
about the university and the
towns surrounding them.
Joseph said KU made
the list based of votes re-
ceived, the large Greek
community on campus, the
University’s outstanding
athletics program and the
of-campus options around
the city. Afer the top 100
list is secured, Fiesta Frog
ranks each school based on
various factors, such as less
safe schools being moved
lower down the list because
the college wouldn’t be a
safe party environment.
Joseph said schools
should not perceive the
list as a negative thing. He
said being at a university has
a social side as well as an ac-
ademic side and while you do
go to school, you make best
friends, future associates and
potentially spouses through
socializing.
Kelcey Lueck, a freshman
from Orange County, Ca-
lif., said that making the list
shows that the University is
an outgoing school.
While some students think
being named a top party
school shows KU has a good
reputation for being a fun
university, other students
view the list as giving the
university a bad reputation,
especially with parents.
“I don’t think it’s a good
thing,” said Ariel Silverman,
a freshman from Overland
Park. “What if parents who
are paying their student’s tu-
ition see we are a big party
school?”
— Edited by Logan
Schlossberg
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
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Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 9
Get estimates or bids before
signing on. It’s not a good time
for travel or romance. Things
may not go as planned. Share
the load today and tomorrow,
but hold onto the responsibility.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
There’s plenty of work over the
next two days. Finish a task
you and your partner have been
putting off. Avoid arguments
about money. Don’t gamble
now. Sexual magnetism could
set off sparks.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is a 6
Be gracious to a troll. You’ll
soon have time to relax. Today
and tomorrow favor fun and
games over seriousness. Be-
ware hassles. Friends feed you
energy. Enjoy loving creature
comforts with family.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 7
Listen to objections before
just plowing ahead. Hold your
temper and proceed with
caution. It’s time to clean up
a mess. Open a new account
or procedure. Home’s the best
place for you tonight.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 9
Someone has valid consid-
erations and suggestions.
Listening can be more powerful
than speaking. Get all the facts.
Study new developments. The
action is behind the scenes. Ex-
pensive gifts are unnecessary.
Share something you made.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 9
Finances take top priority. You
can bring more into your coffers
for the next two days. A brilliant
idea pays off. Consider all
options. Make your own choices,
after hearing from the team.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 6
Conditions seem unsettled, so
be careful. Today and tomorrow
you’re more assertive. Haste
makes waste. Discuss domestic
issues in private. Take it slow,
and mull it over. Avoid distrac-
tions. Watch where you step.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 7
Make more time for contem-
plation today and tomorrow.
Slow down and think about
where you’re going. Postpone
an outing. Watch expenses,
and budget to save. It pays to
advertise ... strategize
to minimize cost.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Circumstances dictate your
actions for the next two days.
Choose from your heart. Let
an expert speak for you in a
controversy or confrontation.
Higher-ups are talking about
you. Associates applaud.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is an 8
Career matters demand your
attention today and tomorrow.
Hold off on a new idea for now.
Talk it over first. There are
hurdles ahead. You can
make a shrewd deal.
Choose your timing well.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 7
Writing is possible now.
Today and tomorrow are good
for exploration, research and
discovery. Listen to someone
who’s been where you’re going.
You can find ways around
roadblocks and traffic jams.
Check references.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is an 8
It’s a good time for a signifi-
cant conversation about money.
Focus on financial strategies.
New rules apply. Don’t
take risks. Keep track of
earnings. Discuss changes.
You can work it out.
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“It shows we can have fun,
as well as have a great
education.”
RICHARD PRUITT
Freshman from Frisco, Texas
PART-TIME
PET OWNERS
Fostering furry friends offers a good
alternative to full-time responsibilities
SUNNY KIM/KANSAN
Students can foster pets, like this cat, from the Lawrence Humane Society as a short-term substitute for parenting pets.
Fostering a pet can be a con-
siderable option for students
who are interested in taking
care of an animal without the
responsibility, cost and time
commitment of owning one.
Natalie Williams, a junior
from Salt Lake City, has fos-
tered pets for the past year
while attending the Univer-
sity.
“I just love animals,” Wil-
liams said. “I thought it would
be fun. I want an animal but I
don’t want to have one perma-
nently right now ... but it’s fun
to take care of something.”
While having an actual pet
can pose many challenges,
fostering can give students a
similar experience in a short-
er timespan. With some train-
ing, anyone above the age of
18 can foster animals through
the Lawrence Humane So-
ciety. For about eight weeks,
depending on the pet, the
fostering program at the Law-
rence Humane Society gives
students the opportunity to
take care of pets varying from
puppies and kittens to farm
animals.
“You don’t have to have any
past experience. A lot of our
fosters are new fosters,” said
Neeka Diggs, volunteer co-
ordinator for the Lawrence
Humane Society. “I will walk
you through everything you
need.”
Diggs said fostering allows
the pets to be placed in a
home where they will receive
love and attention. She said
they are typically adopted
once they are returned to
shelter. Te Humane Society
also provides essentials such
as food and veterinary care.
“It’s super easy to sign up.
I came to the volunteer fair
here in the Union and they
had a booth and a little foster
fyer,” Williams said.
Volunteers sign a foster
contract and receive a one-
on-one training session with
Diggs. Students are asked to
complete the Kansas Depart-
ment of Agriculture Foster
License and, if possible, pay a
$10 fee per State Law, accord-
ing to the Humane Society’s
website.
Ryan Pohl, a senior from
Overland Park, has fostered
more than 12 times and end-
ed up keeping three puppies.
“It was nice to see them grow
and to be with them all stages
of their lives,” Pohl said. He
said he fostered during breaks
so he could spend more time
with the pets and his family
could help him out.
Jorden Matney-McCorkle,
a sophomore from Olathe,
fostered pets when she was in
high school, but college made
it more difcult to foster pets,
she said.
“I am a sophomore so I don’t
really have a facility because
I live in the residence hall,”
Matney-McCorkle said. She
said her mom continues to
foster pets though and she will
still be a part of that whenever
she is back at home.
Diggs said students need to
be certain of the time com-
mitment that comes with fos-
tering and they should make
sure it’s something they real-
ly want to do. With the busy
schedules of college students,
it’s important the pet isn’t lef
alone too ofen.
Williams said fostering a pet
can be distracting at times.
“Even when I am doing my
homework they will be run-
ning around and try to get my
attention,” she said. However,
Williams said, “It’s fun to have
something to do and to have
company all the time when
you come home from class.”
Afer fostering a pet for
months, having to give them
back to the shelter might be
hard.
“We call them foster fail-
ures,” Diggs said. “It happens,
which we understand. We are
happy that it happens but I
think when you are fostering
you have to have that mindset
that ‘this is temporary and I
have to give him back.’”
— Edited by Ashley Peralta
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“I want an animal but I don’t
want to have one permanent-
ly right now ... but it’s fun to
take care of something.”
NATALIE WILLIAMS
Junior from Salt Lake City
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Atmosphere to
play at Granada
DALTON BOEHM
@Daltonkb
Atmosphere will perform
at the Granada in down-
town Lawrence tonight. Te
hip-hop duo consists of DJ
and producer Anthony “Ant”
Davis and rapper Sean “Slug”
Daley. Te Granada is Atmo-
sphere’s seventh stop on the
North of Hell Tour, which
follows the duo’s latest al-
bum, “Southsiders,” released
in early May.
Slug and Ant are veterans in
the music industry. Accord-
ing to the duo’s ofcial bio,
the two began making music
in 1989 and have released
eight studio albums since
then. Tey also co-founded
Rhymesayers Entertainment
— the largest record label in
Minneapolis.
Pat McQuillan, a junior
from St. Paul, Minn., said he
has seen Atmosphere per-
form more than 10 times in
Minnesota, but never any-
where else.
"I've been a big fan of them
since 2006,” he said. "It's a
really high-energy perfor-
mance. Tey defnitely cater
to the crowds that they're
in. Tey'll change their lyr-
ics based on the town that
they're in."
McQuillan said the duo is a
big fan of Lawrence and has
even given the city a shoutout
in the song “Shhh.”
Atmosphere has earned
national coverage since the
release of its debut album
“Overcast!” in 1997, playing
festivals such as Lollapalooza
in Chicago and Soundset in
Shakopee, Minn. Te group
has maintained an average
career metacritic score of
72, which is six points high-
er than Eminem. Half of
their releases have landed in
the top 50 of Billboard’s Top
200, with “Southsiders” and
“When Life Gives You Lem-
ons, Paint Tat Shit Gold”
landing spots in the top 10.
“I enjoy Atmosphere be-
cause they represent people.
Teir music speaks on many
diferent situations that hap-
pen,” said Peter Anthony
from Kansas City, Mo. “Some
songs are dark because life
can be that way, while other
songs speak to the happier
times. It’s very relatable for
me,” he said. Anthony will
be driving to Lawrence to see
the show.
Te duo’s onstage presence
has also benefted from their
years of experience.
“Teir live performance is
one of the best I've seen, per-
forming a mix of old and new
songs, playing to the crowd
and feeling the energy of the
crowd,” Lawrence resident
Pam Sherrell said. “Teir
concerts always have a really
intimate vibe, which I love.
You can feel the connection
between the crowd and the
artists.”
Sherrell said she has been a
fan of Atmosphere since the
start of its career.
Atmosphere should expect
a decent turnout in Law-
rence. More than 200 people
have joined the Granada’s
Facebook event, with more
expected to show up. Te
doors open at 7 p.m. and the
show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets
are on sale for $25 in advance
and will be sold at the door.
— Edited by Kelsey Phillips
PORTLAND, Ore. — Te
young homeless man who ac-
companied Miley Cyrus to the
MTV Video Music Awards has
a warrant out for his arrest in
Oregon.
Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested
on charges of criminal mis-
chief, criminal trespass and
burglary in 2010. According
to court records, he broke into
the apartment of a man who
had been selling what Helt be-
lieved to be bad marijuana.
Helt, who was 18 at the time,
pleaded guilty to criminal mis-
chief and criminal trespass,
both misdemeanors, and was
sentenced to 30 days in jail and
probation. Te arrest warrant
was issued in November 2011
afer he violated probation.
Helt moved to Los Angeles
and lived on the streets while
trying to fnd work as a model.
He gained worldwide atten-
tion Sunday when Cyrus let
him accept her award for vid-
eo of the year. Helt, who met
Cyrus through the Hollywood
homeless center My Friend's
Place, used the platform to call
attention to the issue of youth
homelessness.
"I am accepting this award
on behalf of the 1.6 million
runaways and homeless youth
in the United States who are
starving, lost, and scared for
their lives right now," Helt
said.
Polk County Director of
Community Corrections Mar-
tin Silbernagel said Tuesday
ofcials are trying to locate
Helt and arrest him. He said
Helt repeatedly failed to meet
with his probation ofcer.
"He doesn't make himself
available to community su-
pervision, and he takes of,"
Silbernagel said.
Linda Helt, Jesse's mother,
told reporters Monday that
Cyrus had given her son some
money and he was fying home
for a visit.
Sherif's detective John Wil-
liams went to the mother's
Salem home Tuesday, but did
not fnd Helt. Williams said
he spoke with the family and
let them know he's looking for
Jesse.
Te telephone at the fam-
ily home was busy Tuesday
morning. A sign posted out-
side asked people not to tres-
pass: "Only family & friends &
neighbors at this time."
Miley Cyrus’ VMA date
has warrant out for arrest
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Student debt is a rising con-
cern for students in school
and after graduation, causing
them to delay marriage, put
off buying homes and even
change their career choices,
said William Elliott III, asso-
ciate professor in the School
of Social Welfare and assets
and education initiative di-
rector for KU.
An o t h e r
problem is
the switch
to in-
come-based
p a y m e n t
plans, which
reduce each
payment by
s t r e t chi ng
them out
over a lon-
ger period
of time. This allows interest
rates to be applicable for even
longer.
“Interest is a problem gen-
erally and … when you fall
behind on payments a lot of
times what happens with stu-
dents is their loan amounts
double or triple when they
get all these extra interest
rate penalties that they have
to pay,” Elliott said.
On average, it takes a stu-
dent about 13 years to pay
off their debt, Elliott said.
Income-based payment plans
can extend that time up to 25
years.
“I don’t think these income
based payment plans are the
best way to go because it’s
just taking the problem and
stretching it out over a longer
period of time,” Elliot said.
Elliott believes that as-
sets-based plans, where the
state might match a person
dollar for dollar in a savings
account or make a first de-
posit, will help savings accu-
mulate faster.
The topic of debt raises the
question: Is it feasible for stu-
dents to put
t h e ms e l v e s
through col-
lege without
accumulating
student debt?
“Obv i ous l y
it is feasible
in some cir-
c ums t anc e s ,
but they are
limited. The
amount that
college costs nowadays, most
students aren’t going to make
that amount of money when
they’re working,” Elliott said.
Frederick Beal, a sopho-
more from Salina, pays for
college with student loans.
He will graduate with around
$50,000 in debt.
“I’m not really worried, I’m
trying to justify the debt by
getting good grades so that I
can earn more later on,” Beal
said.
— Edited by Casey Hutchins
$
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN PAGE 8
Te University is prepared
if a disaster hits. It is ready
with resources including
the ability to communicate
with students, regular drill-
ing of responders and neces-
sary shelter in case of severe
weather.
Andrew Foster, emergency
management specialist for the
Ofce of Public Safety, said
the University has plans in
place for a variety of emergen-
cy and disaster situations and
participates in drills as well.
Foster said one of the com-
ponents of the University’s
emergency preparedness is
a communication system. In
the case of a tornado, not only
would the county and nation-
al weather service warn the
general public, but students
would also be able to sign up
for texts via Enroll and Pay
and can check alerts.ku.edu
for updates.
Additionally, he said in the
case of emergency, a build-
ing-wide voice alert can give
students, staf and faculty in-
structions. Te plan includes
a provision for students with
disabilities called a Personal
Action Plan, available on the
Public Safety website. Foster
said this allows Public Safety
to provide assistance to those
who may have more trouble
seeking shelter.
“What that does is allow
them to register in advance
and say where they’re going
to be throughout the day so
that if there was some sort of
an emergency, we would have
a little more advanced knowl-
edge about who was where
and we could try to provide
assistance as available,” he
said.
Earlier in August, civilian
and state agencies, the Na-
tional Guard and federal
agencies worked together for
a drill called Vigilant Guard.
Foster said the University
could potentially participate
in this drill in the future if an
opportunity becomes avail-
able.
Te Vigilant Guard, an ex-
ercise sponsored by the U.S.
Northern Command and
the National Guard Bureau,
sought to test the govern-
ment’s ability to respond in
disaster situations. Te train-
ing included drills to prepare
responders for tornadoes in
Emporia, Salina and Topeka
and a bioterrorism incident at
a concert in Wichita.
Te tornado drills took place
in Emporia, Salina, Manhat-
tan and Topeka within days of
each other, and prepared frst
responders how to handle a
multifaceted disaster situa-
tion.
Te drill also required re-
sponders to handle situations
that could potentially stem
from the original tornado, in-
cluding fres or explosions.
Vigilant Guard was creat-
ed to teach civilian agencies,
states, the National Guard,
neighboring states and even
federal agencies to work to-
gether. Sharon Watson, the
public afairs director for the
Kansas Adjutant General’s
Department, said most di-
sasters in Kansas would be
handled by local eforts, po-
tentially with the help of the
state. For training purposes,
the exercise was created on a
much grander scale.
“Tat’s really the beneft of
this type of exercise,” Watson
said. “It requires that we not
just talk about it such as a ta-
bletop exercise, but actually
reach out to those individuals
and work with them through
phone conversations, through
person-to-person interactions
at a hospital or university, and
talk through the process of
what would happen in a situ-
ation.”
Later this semester, the Uni-
versity will be participating
with the county, state and De-
partment of Transportation
on a hazardous materials spill
exercise. Tis will allow the
University to practice reacting
to such a situation and evac-
uating buildings as necessary.
Students can fnd out more
about staying safe in an emer-
gency by reading the plan and
other materials on the KU
Public Safety Website.
— Edited by Alyssa Scott
ALLISON KITE
@Allie_Kite
University set for emergencies with preparedness system
— Was Aug. 4-7, in which the Vigilant Guard con-
ducted an exercise to test the disaster response of the
state.
— 2,000 local, state and federal people took part in
six-day exercise
KANSAS DISASTER EXERCISE
Tornadoes-search and rescue
Train derailments
Community security issues
Hazardous material
Industrial fire
Flooding
Bioterrorism
The exercise involved the following disasters:
LAUREN METZLER
@KansanNews
• Start a savings account early
• Long-term payment plans are not a great option
• Be active politically so that changes in funding can be
made in favor of students
Elliot’s Tips for Debt

“I’m trying to justify the debt
by getting good grades so
that I can earn more later
on.”
FREDERICK BEAL
Sophomore from Salina
Student debt has
long-term effects
Ohio plane crash kills 4 students
ASSOCIATED PRESS
A small rented airplane
crashed and burned shortly
afer takeof Monday, killing
four college students who
were taking a sightseeing
fight around Cleveland afer
their frst day of classes.
Te four men were students
at Case Western Reserve Uni-
versity in Cleveland. Tree
were members of the varsity
wrestling team.
Te wrestlers were identifed
as 20-year-old Lucas Marcelli
of Massillon, Ohio; 18-year-
old Abraham Pishevar of
Rockville, Maryland; and
18-year-old John Hill of St.
Simons, Georgia. Te fourth
student was the pilot, 20-year-
old William Felten of Saginaw,
Michigan.
Marcelli and Felten were
sophomores and Pishevar and
Hill were freshman.
Te plane appeared to be
trying to return to the airport
when it crashed, said Peter
Knudson, a spokesman for the
National Transportation Safe-
ty Board. He said investigators
expect to fle a preliminary
report next week, but the full
investigation could take a year
to complete.
Bryan Marcelli of Massillon
in northeastern Ohio said
his son Lucas and the three
other students planned to go
up, take a look around and
come right back to the same
airport. He said Lucas was a
hard-working student but not
a risk taker.
“If he wasn’t my son, I’d want
my son to be around him,
because he was such a posi-
tive infuence,” Marcelli said.
“I don’t know anybody that
doesn’t like him.”
Lucas Marcelli graduated
from Jackson High School in
Massillon and twice qualifed
for Ohio’s state wrestling tour-
nament.
Abraham “Abe” Pishevar
recently graduated from
Georgetown Prep in North
Bethesda, Maryland. High
school classmate Cam Gia-
rraputo said Pishevar never
boasted about his wrestling
accomplishments.
“He was always modest,
never a show-of,” Giarraputo
said.
Case Western Reserve is one
of the world’s top research
universities. Te campus
sprawls across a large portion
of Cleveland’s University Cir-
cle neighborhood in a mix of
stately stone and brick build-
ings and distinctive modern
structures. Students on cam-
pus gathered Tuesday afer-
noon in Veale Center, one of
the school’s athletic facilities,
to talk and to console each
other.
Te university’s wrestling
coach, Mark Hawald, said
no coach is ever prepared to
deal with the sudden death of
young athletes.
“We’re just coping and
mourning and fguring how
we can move on from losing
three of our teammates, three
of our brothers, three of our
family,” Hawald said.
Case Western Reserve will
work closely with the men’s
roommates and friends, uni-
versity President Barbara Sny-
der said in a statement.
Tere are no indications why
the single-engine Cessna 172R
crashed so soon afer takeof
Monday night from Cuyahoga
County Regional Airport in
suburban Richmond Heights.
Te plane crashed in nearby
Willoughby Hills.
An Ohio State Highway Pa-
trol ofcial said the plane had
been rented by Felten for four
hours and that he did not fle a
fight plan.
Residents who live near the
airport rushed to the crash site
and found the plane engulfed
in fames. Mark Gerald, 45,
told Northeast Ohio Media
Group that he was sitting on
his front porch and could hear
a plane engine struggling. He
said the plane exploded as he
and neighbors ran toward it.
Te four men were trapped
inside the wreckage.
“It was too hot,” he said. “Te
whole fuselage was involved.”
William Honaker, 18, said he
was driving in the area when
he saw a “ball of light” and re-
alized a plane was on fre.
Honaker said he also tried
to approach the aircraf, but
onlookers warned him to stop.
“(Te plane) was so man-
gled,” Honaker said. “I didn’t
want to look at it anymore, to
be honest.”
KU IT improves customer service
Tough the department of
information technology deals
with many issues on campus,
right now it main focus is
customer service.
David Day, director of IT
External Afairs, said he’s
noticed a trend among call
centers that his department
hopes to implement in their
own customer service center.
“I’ve noticed lately when I
call for customer support from
IT support or cable companies
the person I talk to will,
instead of transferring me, say
‘do you mind holding,’” Day
said.
Day said one thing IT is
focusing on improving this
semester specifcally is frst
call resolution. Instead of
passing customers on to
someone else, the department
is working to have customers
problems resolved by the frst
person they speak with.
“We’re taking more of the
burden on ourselves to ask the
customer if they mind waiting
just a few minutes and then
we’ll chase down the answers
for them and that’s just good
customer service,” Day said.
Students may think
the IT department’s only
responsibilities are fxing Wi-
Fi or helping someone set up
a computer, but that doesn’t
mean there is a problem with
the program, it’s just a matter
of knowing how to work the
program.
When technology is the root
of the problem, it’s usually
a problem with the device
itself rather than a system like
Blackboard or email, Day said.
Day said identity services
pertains mostly to password
resets, students forgetting
passwords and difculties
with online IDs. In April,
identity services came in at
the top of the IT services
list of problems they address
with 24 percent of total IT
tickets.
“Very few times is it that a
service is actually broken,”
Day said. “In fact, our service
uptime is about 99.8 percent,
that means 99.8 percent of
the time it’s available and
that’s kind of across the board
for our services.”

— Edited by Ashley Peralta
RILEY MORTENSEN
@RileyMortensen

“We’re taking more of the
burden on ourselves to ask
the customer if they mind
waiting just a few minutes
and then we’ll chase down
the answers for them ...”
DAVID DAY
Director of IT External Affairs
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T
he Kansas Jayhawks
baseball team’s future
is looking brighter
than ever, and here’s why: Te
Jayhawks played their frst
NCAA Tournament since 2009
last season to give the team a
bump into performing even
better this year. It also doesn’t
hurt that Coach Ritch Price
provides 13 years of experience
leading the Jayhawks.
Price signed 10 potential
leaders, fve ranked within the
top six in their state, to join
the team in the fall of 2014.
His 2014-15 recruiting class
includes the No. 1 and No. 2
catchers and the No. 2 pitcher,
according to Perfect Game.
Te Jayhawks may have lost
their team leader Tucker
Tarp, who was incredible be-
hind the plate and now plays
for the Brooklyn Cyclones, but
that won’t stop them from fll-
ing the void he lef.
On the bump, the man to
carry the team this year is
ace sophomore pitcher Ste-
phen Villines. As a freshman,
Villines pitched 29 games with
a 1.50 ERA in 48 innings. He
struck out 23 batters for the
season and fnished the year
with an all-time Kansas fresh-
man-best eight saves. Villines
did not disappoint this sum-
mer playing for the Duluth
Huskies in Duluth, Minn.
Villines threw 30 and 2/3 in-
nings in 23 games, striking out
25 batters and only giving up
nine runs for the season. To
top it all of, the National Col-
legiate Baseball Writers As-
sociation announced Villines
the Second-Team Freshman
All-American.
Alongside Villines, sopho-
more catcher Michael Tinsley
performed extraordinarily
well this summer with the
Huskies. Without any disap-
pointment, Tinsley was one of
the top hitters for the Huskies
with a .317 batting average, 63
hits in 54 games and scored
a total of 33 runs for the sea-
son. In his ffh game, Tinsley
recorded seven runs and two
home runs. Due to his spec-
tacular performance with the
Huskies, Tinsley was invited to
participate in the Big League
Dreams Showcase event Aug. 5
where he showed of his versa-
tility in center feld. With his
stellar performance in the past,
Tinsley has quite the potential
for leading the Jayhawks to an-
other NCAA Tournament.
Senior Connor McKay hit
nine home runs last year. With
his slammer power, McKay
has the potential of surpassing
last year’s RBI total of 45 and
providing solid ofense for the
Jayhawks this season. McKay
played in 38 games with the
Lakeshore Chinooks in Me-
quon, Wis. this summer with
27 hits, 14 RBIs and four home
runs, extending his reign of
being the RBI King.
Junior Justin Protacio scored
the most runs for the Jayhawks
last season with 53. He had a
total of 66 hits, 44 walks and 16
RBIs. Tis summer, he played
with the Anchorage Glacier
Pilots and stacked up a total of
28 hits, 27 walks and 20 runs.
Te Jayhawks have an incred-
ibly well-rounded team this
year and with Price they have
a lot of potential to reach the
NCAA Tournament again.
Ofensively, the Jayhawks are
looking great and any team
that tries to keep them of the
board will need some luck
headed its way because noth-
ing can stop these guys. Kansas
Baseball, let’s play two.
— Edited by Jacob Clemen
O
ver the past two
seasons, Kansas
Volleyball has had
deep post-season runs.
In 2012, Kansas posted a
record of 26-7 and advanced
to the second round of the
NCAA Tournament, falling
to Wichita State three sets
to one. Last season, Kansas
posted a record of 25-8 and
advanced to the Sweet 16 of
the NCAA Tournament. In
the frst round of the 2013
tournament, Kansas gained
revenge on Wichita State,
sending the Shockers packing
in four sets.
One thing that stands in the
way of Kansas having another
run in the postseason is los-
ing one of the most success-
ful classes in school history.
Seven seniors fed the coop
in the spring, leaving Kan-
sas with many open spots to
fll. Even so, Kansas was still
ranked No. 22 in the pre-
season American Volleyball
Coaches Association (AVCA)
poll and was projected to fn-
ish second in the conference.
Coach Ray Bechard reload-
ed with a talented group of
freshmen. Tis freshman
class ranked as the No. 14
recruiting class in the na-
tion. No other Big 12 school
had a recruiting class in
the top 25, according to
volleyballmag.com.
Te team also retained sev-
en players from last season,
including two All-Big 12 First
Team outside hitters: seniors
Chelsea Albers and Sara Mc-
Clinton.
Bechard believes this year’s
team can continue to gain
momentum from the previ-
ous two seasons and turn it
into something greater.
“We want that momentum
to turn into a volleyball cul-
ture and that volleyball cul-
ture to turn into a volleyball
tradition and this is a group
that can certainly do that,”
Bechard said on Kansas Vol-
leyball Media Day.
Te road ahead isn’t going to
be easy. Tis season’s schedule
for the Jayhawks is a tough
one, but Albers isn’t scared.
“We have a lot of tough
games coming up this sea-
son,” Albers said on Kansas
Volleyball Media Day. “I don’t
think that’s anything that’s
going to scare us away. We
had a setback last year play-
ing our last game, which was
Washington, and we didn’t
play competitive. We played
scared. Tat’s something that
we can look back at. Tat
wasn’t the type of Kansas vol-
leyball that we want to play.
I think that playing these
games will set us up for future
instances and future games,
so when people look at us,
they’ll think ‘Kansas is going
to compete.’”
Volleyball is on the up-and-
up. Te sky’s the limit. Many
of the varsity sports on cam-
pus are on the up-and-up as
well, but no team on campus
has the continued recent suc-
cess and momentum that the
volleyball team does.
— Edited by Jacob Clemen
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“BASEBALL” “VOLLEYBALL”

“We have a lot of tough
games coming up this
season. I don’t think that’s
anything that’s going to
scare us away.”
CHELSEA ALBERS
Senior outside hitter
By Amie Just
@Amie_Just
US national team prepares for FIBA World Cup
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Mike Krzyzewski’s big men
had barely fnished pushing
around Slovenia when he was
asked how they would match
up with Spain’s imposing
frontcourt.
“I’m not going to compare.
I haven’t seen Spain play,”
Krzyzewski said. “If we play
Spain, it’s a long way away. So
I’m just concentrating on U.S.
and trying to get better.”
Tere’s plenty of time, but
his big guys are looking pretty
good so far.
Anthony Davis scored
18 points and teamed with
Kenneth Faried to dominate the
inside, leading the U.S. national
team to a 101-71 victory against
Slovenia on Tuesday in its fnal
exhibition game before the
FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
Faried fnished with 14 points
for the Americans, who next
head to Bilbao, Spain, for their
tournament opener Saturday
against Finland. Te defending
world champions also will
face Turkey, New Zealand,
the Dominican Republic and
Ukraine in pool play.
A matchup with Spain, and
its big men of Pau Gasol,
Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka,
wouldn’t come until the gold-
medal game on Sept. 14 in
Madrid. Te Americans picked
a bigger team than usual afer
years of playing small, perhaps
with Spain in mind, and appear
capable of looking eye-to-eye
with anyone.
“We just try to make sure that
whatever we do, we do together,
because we know it’s going to
be tough in the tournament,”
Davis said.
Te Americans weren’t
particularly impressive
throughout the last of their
four warmup games, their
frst since picking their fnal
12-man roster on Saturday.
But they were aggressive, with
Davis and Faried wearing out
the Slovenians — and even
hooking up on a rare big-to-big
alley-oop when Davis threw
down Faried’s lob pass for a
65-39 lead midway through the
third quarter.
Kyrie Irving added 13 points
while starting at point guard for
the Americans ahead of Derrick
Rose, and they played together
at times. Rose had three points.
Rudy Gay and Klay Tompson
each scored 11.
Te U.S. missed fve of its frst
six free-throw attempts but got
plenty more chances, fnishing
29 of 46 at the line. Slovenia was
just 10 of 17.
Phoenix Suns star Goran
Dragic had only six points on
3-of-11 shooting as one of the
many Slovenians saddled with
foul problems. His brother,
Zoran, led Slovenia with 16
points.
Slovenia will remain here to
play in Group D, along with
Lithuania, Angola, Australia,
Mexico and Korea. Te teams
could meet again if both reach
the knockout round
“We have high, high goals
and I really ask for my players
to win every game,” Slovenia
coach Jure Zdovc said. “Tonight
I was hoping that we can and I
believe that we can play better
and to make better resistance
against the team of United
States.”

“ ... I’m just concentrating on
U.S. and trying to get better.”
MIKE KRZYZEWSKI
U.S. national team coach

“I was young. I didn’t know what
I didn’t know. Experience was the
best teacher for me. Now I’m more
comfortable.”
Brannen Greene
about last season
— KUAthletics.com
?
TRIVIA OF THE DAY
THE MORNING BREW
Q: In the past 10 years, how many
international athletes has Kansas
had on its roster?
A: 3 (Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, An-
drew Wiggins and Joel Embiid)
— KUAthletics.com
!
FACT OF THE DAY
This is the first season since the
2007-2008 season where there
hasn’t been a player 7 feet or taller
on the roster.
— KUAthletics.com
Men’s basketball to reload, not dwell on the past
QUOTE OF THE DAY
T
his upcoming season is a
season to reload; a season with
less expectations in compar-
ison to last season. Tis team is also
very diferent than the team Kansas
felded last season.
Seven players who were on the
roster last year won’t be suiting up
for Kansas this season. Both Andrew
Wiggins and Joel Embiid departed
for the NBA. Naadir Tarpe and An-
drew White III transferred out. Justin
Wesley, Niko Roberts and Tarik Black
fnished their four years of eligibility.
Te freshmen coming in to attempt
to fll their shoes are Clif Alexan-
der, Devonte’ Graham, Sviatoslav
Mykhailiuk and Kelly Oubre. No one
is getting an overabundance of media
attention, except for Mykhailiuk, and
that’s just a video of people trying to
pronounce his name. Another team-
mate — junior Hunter Mickelson
— is no longer secluded to the bench
afer transferring from Arkansas.
Both Mickelson and sophomore
Landen Lucas gained valuable expe-
rience during the summer that will
help them fll the void lef by Embiid.
Mickelson played on Guy Rancourt’s
USA East Coast Basketball Team in
Estonia and Finland. Lucas played
for Athletes in Action in Estonia and
Latvia.
Now, the inexperienced freshmen
from last year have a year of college
experience under their
belts. Frank Mason and
Wayne Selden Jr. have their
freshman year behind them,
as do Conner Frankamp,
Brannen Greene and Lucas.
What’s more, two of Kan-
sas’ freshmen, Alexander
and Oubre, were ranked
among the top 15 in the
ESPN 100.
As for leadership and
passing the torch, it’s
likely that Mason will be a
mentor to Graham, just as
Tarpe was a mentor to Mason last
season.
Te small but mighty group of up-
perclassmen have played in do-or-die
situations that gave them vital game
expertise. Tey know what it feels
like to play when the expectations
are insurmountable. Te now-soph-
omores,
who stayed
to con-
tinue their
collegiate
careers, are
familiar with
the pressures of
last season. Tey
gained valuable
experience, as well
— valuable experi-
ence their younger
counterparts will soon
gain. Te freshmen
coming in aren’t being
bombarded by unrealistic expecta-
tions like those thrown around last
season. Tey have a talented and
experienced group of guys to help
them along the way.
— Edited by Kelsie Jennings
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BARNARD, Vt. — Drugs
and alcohol are not believed
to be factors in the single-car
crash in Vermont that serious-
ly injured former FBI director
Louis Freeh, state police said
Tuesday.
Freeh, who led an investiga-
tion into the child sex abuse
scandal at Penn State and is-
sued a scathing report, was
alone in his SUV and wearing
a seatbelt when he drove of the
road shortly afer noon Mon-
day, striking a mailbox and a
row of shrubs before coming
to a stop on the side of a tree,
according to state police.
A preliminary investigation
found no indication that drugs
or alcohol were involved, they
said.
Te New Hampshire hospi-
tal where police say Freeh was
taken is not releasing informa-
tion about his condition. State
police on Monday said he was
"seriously injured."
Te accident happened in
Barnard, a small town about
120 miles northwest of Boston.
No one else was hurt.
"Te thoughts and prayers
of the entire FBI remain with
former Director Freeh and his
family tonight," FBI Director
James Comey said in a state-
ment Monday.
Freeh, 64, was a federal judge
in New York before serving
as FBI director from 1993 to
2001. He previously served
six years as a special agent. He
founded his consulting frm,
Freeh Group International
Solutions LLC, in 2007.
In 2011, Penn State hired
Freeh to examine the handling
of child sex abuse complaints
involving former assistant
football coach Jerry Sandusky
and to recommend changes
aimed at preventing abuse.
Following an eight-month,
$6.5 million investigation,
Freeh issued a blistering report
contending that legendary
head football coach Joe Pater-
no and other top Penn State
ofcials concealed what they
knew about Sandusky's sexu-
al abuse of children for more
than a decade to avoid bad
publicity.
Sandusky was convicted
in June 2012 on 45 criminal
counts.
Freeh also has handled other
high profle matters, including
a bribery case involving the
presidential election within
FIFA, soccer's international
governing body, and a review
of the fnancial settlement pro-
gram for Gulf Coast residents
afected by the BP oil spill.
Volume 127 Issue 4 kansan.com Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Ben Felderstein
@Ben_Felderstein
COMMENTARY
Kansas is a place
basketball coaches
want to stay
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
sports
S
It has been two long
seasons without an NCAA
Tournament appearance for
the women’s soccer team.
Senior defender Caroline
Van Slambrouck, looking
back on her freshman year
during Fall Media Day,
thought it had been even
longer.
Te fve other seniors
would agree: It has felt like
more than two years for the
Jayhawks.
“We’ve got a big group of
seniors this year that wants
to fnish,” Coach Mark
Francis said. “Tey haven’t
appeared the last couple of
years, so I know they’ve been
hungry to get back. I know
that’s been a big emphasis for
them in terms of what they
want to get done this year.”
With their sights set on
the NCAA Tournament
afer what the team would
consider a down year, the
Jayhawks brought a new
mindset in summer training.
Te squad was able to come
together earlier than ever
this ofseason, as the Kansas
Athletics Department
funded a June arrival, which
Francis had never been
granted before. Tis gave the
team almost nine weeks to
fnd a new footing.
“Te mentality has changed
because we had a season
that we didn’t want last
year,” Van Slambrouck said.
“We haven’t really had any
confict with trying to get
people on board, and that’s
been tough in years past.
Tis year everyone wants
to be here. Tat makes my
job easier, because I’m not
fghting with anyone. It’s just
easy.”
Change has been at the
forefront for the Jayhawks
this ofseason. A diferent
ftness test including a
competition between
the 26 players was newly
introduced, as well as new
scheme, which Francis
said “lends to the ofensive
personnel.”
With 26 players, including
eight new faces, the team
also has competition within
positions for travel spots.
Finally, the Jayhawks have
Rock Chalk Park, a new
facility with a surface that
hasn’t quite come into its
own yet, which has led to an
unsteady playing ground.
“We put some diferent
challenges on them,” Francis
said. “Tat’s the amazing
thing about this team. If you
challenge them to a diferent
level, with a group like we
have, they’re going to step up
to that challenge.”
Te seniors led the way
through the change this
summer with a strong sense
of urgency to advance past
the regular season, and the
underclassmen have followed
right in line. Van Slambrouck
said some teammates —
primarily junior midfelder
Liana Salazar — have taken
the lead at times when she
needed them to.
For Van Slambrouck, it’s
the fnal months with a group
girls she has come close with
over years of training and
dedication. She has come to
the realization of “this is it.”
“It’s the end of a journey
that you’ve been on since
you were 5,” Van Slambrouck
said. “Tis is the last three or
four months that I am ever
going to play soccer. You’ve
also created a bond with 25
other girls, and you don’t
want that to end.”
— Edited by Logan
Schlossberg
CHRISTIAN HARDY
@HardyNFL
WANTING TO DANCE
Women’s soccer seniors
aim for return to the
NCAA Tournament
Te women’s volleyball team
enters the 2014 season saying
goodbye to seven seniors
including Caroline Jarmoc,
a third team All-American
and the Kansas record holder
for blocks in a season. But
sophomore Tayler Soucie, of
Osawatomie, is confdent the
team can continue its success
this season. Soucie set the
freshman blocks record a year
ago, and looks to fll Jarmoc’s
shoes this season.
During the ofseason,
Soucie transitioned toward
more of a two-hitter position,
and worked on becoming a
more well-rounded player.
“We can’t focus on losing
[Jarmoc] because we have so
many great athletes we can
still build our program of of,”
senior Chelsea Albers from
Papillion, Neb., said. “Tayler
Soucie had an amazing
freshman year, so obviously
I think the only way to go up
is up.”
Although she is only a
sophomore, Soucie looks at
herself as a natural leader. One
of her goals is to be someone
the newcomers can look up
to. In high school, Soucie
lettered all four years and
earned the 2013 Tri-County
Spotlight Player of the Year
award. She was named to
the All-State Second Team
her senior season and posted
779 kills, which was the most
in the country, according to
Kansas Athletics.
“I think everyone on our
team, especially the returners,
are trying to get that role,”
Soucie said. “Diferent
personalities ft diferent
roles, and I think mine would
just be to try to bring up the
underclassmen as much as I
can.”
Soucie will look to lead the
seven incoming freshmen,
as she understands how
important it is to build a
strong bond with all of them.
She also pointed out that
team chemistry is not a goal
for just this season, but the
rest of her college career.
“Being a sophomore, and
being only one year older
than the newcomers, I think
that it will defnitely be
benefcial if I can help them
because I’m going to be with
them for the next three years,”
Soucie said.
In addition to the youth of
the team, the Jayhawks are
staying positive about the
upcoming nonconference
schedule that includes an
NCAA Tournament rematch
with Creighton University
and the defending national
champions, Penn State
University.
“I think we’re going to be
competitors,” Albers said.
“We have a lot of tough games
coming up this season, but I
don’t think that is going to be
anything that scares us away.”
Te pressure and
expectations are high this
season afer last year’s trip to
the Sweet 16. Yet similar to
Albers, Soucie is looking at
this added pressure as a plus
for the team.
“It’s defnitely motivation,”
Soucie said. “I don’t take it
as pressure. I think it’s really
good for our team to have
that new expectation to make
the NCAA Tournament every
single year.”
— Edited by Logan
Schlossberg
Soucie confident in new role for Kansas
GJ MELIA
@KansanSports

“ ... I think [my role] would
just be to try to bring up the
underclassmen as much as
I can.”
TAYLER SOUCIE
Sophomore middle blocker

“They haven’t appeared the
last couple of years, so I
know they’ve been hungry to
get back.”
MARK FRANCIS
Soccer coach
FILE PHOTO/KANSAN
Sophomore middle blocker Tayler Soucie, middle, looks at senior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc, left of
Soucie, during the Baylor game on Oct. 30, 2013. Soucie set the freshman blocks record a year ago, and looks
to fill Jarmoc’s shoes this season.
K
U basketball wouldn’t
be KU basketball
without its legendary
coaches. Only seven men have
served as coach of Kansas bas-
ketball, and on Oct. 27, four of
those coaches will celebrate 60
years of Jayhawk basketball at
Allen Fieldhouse.
According to the New York
Times, college basketball
coaches average 4.95 years per
tenure at a single university.
With the Jayhawks entering
their 117th season since 1898,
their seven head coaches have
averaged 16.7 years per tenure
at Kansas.
Familiar basketball names
such as James Naismith and
Forrest “Phog” Allen are
seen around campus at Allen
Fieldhouse and Naismith Hall.
Naismith, known as the
father of basketball, became
Kansas’ frst coach six years
afer he created the sport.
Forrest “Phog” Allen was
hired in 1907 as the Jayhawks’
second coach. He led the
Jayhawks to three National
Championships in 1922, 1923
and 1952.
Former Kansas player Dick
Harp was hired as Kansas’
third coach. He amassed a
121-82 record in Lawrence,
but was responsible for one of
the greatest players ever to lace
up in Allen Fieldhouse: Wilt
Chamberlain. Harp also led
Kansas to two conference titles
and two NCAA Tournament
appearances.
Under Harp, the Jayhawks
fell to the North Carolina
Tar Heels by one point in
triple overtime during one
of the greatest National
Championship games of all
time in 1957.
In 1964, Ted Owens took
over for 19 seasons and ended
with a 348-128 record. Te
Jayhawks won six Big Eight
titles and earned seven NCAA
Tournament berths. Kansas
also made it to two fnal fours
under Owens’ coaching.
Larry Brown earned a
135-44 record as Kansas’
coach, including a 1988
national championship victory
against Oklahoma. Te ’88
team was dubbed “Manning
and the Miracles,” and had
the lowest regular-season win
percentage to win a national
title.
Roy Williams took over
in 1989 for the next 15
years, averaging a .805 win
percentage with a 418-101
record. Williams’ teams of
the ‘90s recorded the most
wins and highest winning
percentage of the decade.
Te coach for the last 12
seasons of Kansas basketball
has been Bill Self. Under Self,
Kansas has won 10 straight Big
12 titles and a 2008 National
Championship victory against
Memphis. Self is responsible
for some of Kansas’ greatest
talents, such as Andrew
Wiggins, Joel Embiid and
Mario Chalmers.
Te group of Kansas
basketball coaches is one of
the most elite fraternities in
the world. Arguably one of the
greatest basketball programs
in the country, Kansas has
been led by only seven men. In
comparison, Kentucky has had
22 head coaches, and Duke
has had 18.
— Edited by Alyssa Scott
FILE PHOTO/KANSAN
Sophomore middle blocker Tayler Soucie hits the ball past two Wichita St. players during Kansas’ NCAA Tour-
nament game at Allen Fieldhouse on Dec. 6, 2013. Soucie set the freshman blocks record last season.
FILE PHOTO/KANSAN
Senior defender Caroline Van Slambrouck fights for the ball in a game against Baylor on Oct. 20, 2013. Van Slambrouck and the other five seniors are eager for a NCAA Tournament berth.

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