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In the 1950s, Jayhawk Bou-

levard had a diferent look.


Rows of elm trees formed a
shady canopy over the bou-
levard, providing shade for
students and visitors walking
across campus. People driving
down the boulevard in Chevy
convertibles could take in the
beauty of campus without be-
ing blinded by the sun.
Unfortunately, that period
came to an abrupt end. By the
mid-1970s, Dutch elm disease
destroyed most of the trees
lining the boulevard. Accord-
ing to the U.S. Forest Service,
the disease can kill individual
branches and the entire tree in
only a few years. Te disease
is also spread through bee-
tles. Suddenly, the canopy was
gone.
On Friday, Sept. 14, steps to
recreate that canopy began, as
landscapers took to the boule-
vard to plant elm trees as part
of a four-year project to re-
construct and re-beautify the
boulevard. Te project, which
started last year, should be
completed in 2016.
Te long-term goal is to rec-
reate the historic tree canopy
around Jayhawk Boulevard,
said Paul Graves, the deputy
director of Design and Con-
struction Management. If you
look at old photos, it was basi-
cally an archway over the bou-
levard that made it nice and
shaded over the summer. Its
actually going to be better this
time. Were planting a number
of species to provide biodi-
versity. If there is a disease or
insect invasion, it reduces the
risk of a mass die-of.
Graves outlined a timeline
for the landscaping portion of
the reconstruction project.
Te landscaping was inten-
tionally held of until this part
of year when there would be
cooler temperatures, Graves
said. Te landscaping should
be completed by the middle of
October.
However, landscaping has
been afecting where buses
have been dropping of stu-
dents on Jayhawk Boulevard.
As part of the construction
on Jayhawk Boulevard, we did
purposefully move bus stops
slightly to locations that we
think would be more work-
able, Graves said.
Some students have found
this movement a little incon-
venient.
It has been taking a bit lon-
ger to get to my classes, said
Chelsea Ricke, a senior from
Wellington.
Ricke also said its annoying
to have to duck under the cau-
tion tape that is set up around
the dirt plots on Jayhawk Bou-
levard. However, Graves said
this tape will only be tempo-
rary.
I think the tape will be up
until landscaping crews have
completed the planting. Te
tape is up because its a visu-
al warning to anyone who is
walking along to avoid step-
ping into the shallow ditches
that are there along the side-
walk. We dont want anyone to
trip and get hurt, Graves said.
As soon as theres enough vi-
sual plant material there to
serve as a fag without having
the tape, then the tape will
come down.
Graves said the cost for
the landscaping was about
$230,000, which was part of
the budget. Te landscaping
is in Phase Two construction,
which includes all of the con-
struction eforts that were
completed this summer. He
said landscaping improvement
is funded through KU Endow-
ment, although some compo-
nents will be paid for with state
funds.
In the near-term, we expect
that Phase Two will look like
Phase One now. If you look at
the west end of Jayhawk Bou-
levard, there were trees plant-
ed last year and shrubs planted
last year and those have flled
in fairly well since they were
planted, Graves said.
With the changes being made
to Jayhawk Boulevard, it wont
be long before it resembles the
canopy it was almost 60 years
ago.
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
2 PALESTINE AND ISRAEL
A timeline of events
3 FLU SHOTS
Watkins Health Center begins ad-
ministering u vaccines.
4 UNLOCKING POTENTIAL
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you to experiment in creation,
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5 TEACHING TECHNIQUE
KU Boxing Club awaits approval
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8 BIG 12 NOTEBOOK
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Are women being punished less
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Te University Senate is
working to address Universi-
ty employees questions con-
cerning the Kansas Board of
Regents social media policy.
Te Senates is drafing a pro-
posal for a procedure for what
would happen if a faculty or
staf member was reported for
improper use of social media.
A major concern is the pos-
sible efects the policy could
have on employees because of
the vague language used in the
policy.
[Te policy] makes faculty
and staf more cautious about
how they use social media in
general because its vague, so
there could be self-censorship
going on, said Jonathan May-
hew, president of the University
Senate. Te language creates a
sense of uncertainty because it
needs to be interpreted.
Michael Walker, a gradu-
ate student representative in
Student Senate, said the pol-
icy endangers the ability of
the University to be a place of
free-fowing conversation.
One of the many roles of ac-
ademia is to have potentially
unpleasant discourse going on,
and this policy means that we
cant do that, Walker said.
Te vague language has also
created a lot of questions and
misunderstandings. Breeze
Richardson, the director of
communications for the Kan-
sas Board of Regents, said the
policy does not apply to schol-
arly activity or student employ-
ees, including GTAs.
We deliberately excluded all
students and student employ-
ees, Richardson said.
It also does not apply to fac-
ulty and staf when they are
speaking as a private citizen.
[Te policy] is not about
monitoring every correspon-
dence on every kind of social
media of faculty and staf for
some violation, Richardson
said. Its for when something
happens and there is a need for
clarity about what is permitted
and what isnt.
Richardson said the policy
actually clarifes existing Su-
preme Court rulings that give
employers the ability to dis-
cipline employees for speech
that isnt in the interest of the
employer.
Changing [the policy] or
taking it away isnt going to
take away the validity of the
employer to discipline based
on speech, Richardson said.
Mayhew questioned whether
the policy was even necessary
because existing policies al-
ready prohibit many actions
that would be considered im-
proper, like sharing confden-
tial information or inciting
violence.
Te policy arose out of a
tweet by journalism professor
David Guth that was so con-
troversial that the Board of
Regents felt they needed to act
on it, but now that the passions
have died down from that inci-
dent, do we really need a social
media policy at all? Mayhew
said.
Another concern is that the
policy will damage the Univer-
sitys ability to recruit faculty
and staf members.
It does damage to the abili-
ty to recruit faculty even if its
never used, Mayhew said.
Walker said because of this,
students are hurt by the policy
as well.
Te policy indirectly infu-
ences us because the University
is only as good as the faculty we
keep and attract, Walker said.
Te University Senate proce-
dure should help alleviate these
issues by creating a due pro-
cess, Mayhew said.
We are trying to introduce
safeguards into the procedure
so that someone cannot be dis-
ciplined or fred immediately
for an infraction of the policy,
so some due process safeguards
would occur before that hap-
pened, Mayhew said.
Te current draf of the pro-
cedure is a set of steps that
starts with the Ofce of the
Provost deciding whether
there was improper use, which
could be reported by anyone.
Ten the case would move
to a three-person committee,
which would decide if the case
was valid. Ten a fve-person
panel would decide the validity
of the case and make a recom-
mendation to the chancellor.
Finally the chancellor decides
what discipline, if any, should
be taken.
Te details of the policy, like
who will decide the commit-
tee members for each step and
what language should be used,
are being discussed with ad-
ministration and the Ofce of
General Counsel.
I dont think anyone really
wants [the procedure] to be
used on a daily basis or even
ever, Mayhew said.
Te Board of Regents will re-
view the policy in May 2015.
Edited by Miranda Davis

The language creates a


sense of uncertainty because
it needs to be interpreted.
JONATHAN MAYHEW
President of the
University Senate
Student group looks
into Koch funding,
inuence at the
University
Students for a Sustainable
Future, a campus organization,
have been looking into Charles
and David Kochs inuence on
the University.
The Koch brothers have donat-
ed $1.4 million to the Univer-
sitys School of Business since
2001 and the student group has
spent the last year looking into
any contracts the University may
have signed when it agreed to
the donation. The groups main
focus is creating transparency
when it comes to any donations
that may come with restrictions.
The students have led a Kan-
sas Open Records Act request
through the Ofce of the Provost
that asks for all correspondence
with the Koch brothers but
the University says the records
request will cost the students
$1,800 according to an OpEd
letter published in the Lawrence
Journal-World written by Schuy-
ler Kraus, president of Students
for a Sustainable Future.
In response, the students
began fundraising. They have
received $1,350 so far, with the
rst thousand being donated
by the Kansas chapter of the
American Association of Uni-
versity Professors, Kraus said.
The group has a live petition at
un-kochKU.com where people
can donate.
There should be transparen-
cy, this is a public institution
thats existing for the common
good, Kraus said.
Kraus said she started looking
into the relationship between
the University and the Koch
brothers when she noticed how
much inuence they had at oth-
er universities and wondered
what their relationship was with
the University. Once she discov-
ered that the Kochs donated to
the University, she started in-
vestigating what kind of stip-
ulations, if any, came with the
donations.
Kraus hopes to eventually
create an online database that
publishes any restrictions that
a donor requests when they do-
nate money to the University so
students, parents, faculty and
taxpayers can see.
This isnt really about the
Kochs specically, theyre
just an example, Kraus said.
Its the system that needs to
change, not necessarily the do-
nors, its just their inuence.
Miranda Davis
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Where: Alderson Auditorium,
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When: Noon to 12:30 p.m.
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About: A 10 to 20 minute walk around
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When: Noon
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DODGE CITY A new-
ly upholstered chair and an
American fag dominated
Village Square Mall on the
west side of Dodge City, the
Kansas hometown of Sen.
Pat Roberts, who is seeking
re-election. But the man who
took the seat and who
commanded the audience
of more than 200 wasnt
Roberts.
Hes your friend, my
friend, Kansas friend, and
Kansas greatest senator, Bob
Dole, Roberts said.
Te Monday campaign
event for Roberts, who is
locked in a suddenly tough
re-election battle in typical-
ly Republican Kansas, was
more an honor ceremony for
Dole, the 91-year-old for-
mer Senate majority leader,
World War II veteran and
1996 Republican presidential
nominee.
Dole held court for nearly
an hour, reminiscing about
his 46 years in Congress, his
efort to spearhead the World
War II Memorial in Wash-
ington, D.C. and, now and
then, Roberts.
Pat and I have been friends
for some time, said Dole.
When I had a problem
in the House getting a bill
passed, Id call Pat.
Dole hearkened back to his
collaboration with the late
Democratic Sen. Daniel Pat-
rick Moynihan to ensure that
Social Security remains sol-
vent through 2027, recalling
how they agreed: We cant
let this fail. Tere are 30 mil-
lion Americans who rely on
Social Security.
By contrast, Roberts ar-
gued that only a Republican
majority could fx the Sen-
ates impasse and referred to
Democratic Majority Leader
Harry Reid as a dictator.
We have to get the Senate
back so we can get things go-
ing again, Roberts said.
Republicans need to gain
six seats to capture the ma-
jority and until this month,
Roberts was not considered
vulnerable.
But Democrat Chad Taylors
exit from the race and the
rise of independent Greg Or-
man, a wealthy businessman
from the Kansas City suburbs
have suddenly made this
seat a national target. Repub-
licans have held both Kansas
Senate seats since 1938.
Several attendees said they
came to see Dole, who lives
in Washington, D.C.
Bob Dole is the last of the
statesmen, said Floris Jean
Hampton, a retired rancher
who lives near Dodge City.
Asked if she would vote for
Roberts, Floris said, Every-
things on the table.
Dole appeared physically
frail and his formerly-deep
voice sounded hoarse, but he
was sharp discussing issues
and unleashed at times his
characteristically dry sense
of humor.
I have a litany of things
that Pats done for Dodge
City, but at my age Ive forgot
them all, Dole said.
Dole, who plans to cam-
paign with Roberts Tuesday,
could bestow upon Roberts
some of the bipartisan glow
that the longtime Kansas
leader sought to impart.
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Dole campaigns for Roberts in Senate race
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Republican Sen. Pat Roberts speaks during a campaign stop at a mall in Dodge City on Monday while former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, right,
listens. Three-term incumbent Roberts is facing a challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole speaks during Sen. Pat Roberts campaign event on Monday in Dodge
City. Roberts is campaigning for his fourth term as senator.
It was just two years ago
that we celebrated our 100th
homecoming, the 100th
birthday of the Jayhawk and
the 100th anniversary of the KU
Fight Song!
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ALLISON CRIST
@AllisonCristUDK
Social justice minor proposed by Student Senate
MIRANDA DAVIS
@MirandaDavisUDK
Students looking to learn
more about social equity and
diversity will potentially have
a new minor to choose from as
soon as next fall.
Student Senate Chief of Staf
Mitchell Cota and Jennifer
Hamer, chair of the American
Studies department, have writ-
ten a proposal for a social jus-
tice minor. Te minor has yet
to be approved by the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences or
the Kansas Board of Regents,
but if it is, it will be available
for students to declare as early
as fall 2015.
Te minor started as a Sen-
ate initiative during election
season last spring. Students
who declare the minor would
take six base hours of credit
within American Studies and
would focus on examining so-
cial problems and social equity
based on class, gender, race
and sexual orientation.
It shows that yes, youre
learning this in an academic
feld, but it is something that
is applicable to various per-
spectives and diferent facets
of life, Cota said.
Cota, who ran with the Jay-
hawkers during election sea-
son and was later hired as chief
of staf once Grow KU won
ofce, made this one of his pri-
orities once in ofce.
Hamer said Cota approached
her about the minor. He
reached out to several diferent
departments, and Hammer
thought the minor would ft
well within American Studies.
It was a very pleasant sur-
prise... to hear that students
on the campus were interested
in a social justice minor, and
they were concerned with is-
sues of equity and fairness and
they felt that the student body
needed to have an opportunity
to learn about fairness and eq-
uity, Hamer said.
Hamer also said the new mi-
nor would be built mostly out
of pre-existing courses within
the department.
Tis is what American Stud-
ies does. Tis is what we em-
phasize, Hamer said.
Te proposal will go to the
College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences and then through
several other administrative
checkpoints and committees,
including the vice provost of
undergraduate studies, and if
approved, it will go to the Kan-
sas Board of Regents during its
December meeting.
Te social justice minor is
really coming from the stu-
dents, Hamer said. And the
students should be applauded
for that.
Edited by Lyndsey Havens
To counter the potential
spread of the fu among stu-
dents this fall, Watkins Health
Center has begun administer-
ing an infuenza immuniza-
tion.
We are launching fu shots
for students, faculty and staf
this month, said Douglas De-
chairo, director and chief of
staf at Watkins.
To encourage convenient
vaccinations, Watkins will not
only be accepting appoint-
ments and walk-ins, but also
setting up clinics around cam-
pus.
Te shot costs $30 while the
nasal fu mist costs $40. Tese
are both payable by check,
cash or credit card. Students
also have the option to have
their insurance billed, or be
billed by Watkins.
Associate Director of Student
Health Services Diana Malott
believes the immunizations
are especially important for
students.
Seasonal fu is one of the
biggest reasons students have
to miss class, Malott said.
Getting vaccinated helps pro-
tect students from infection
and keeps them in class.
Last year, there were a multi-
tude of fu cases as a result of
not getting the immunization,
none of those belonging to the
1,754 who chose to be vacci-
nated.
We treated 20 documented
cases of infuenza, but evalu-
ated 258 with infuenza-like
illness, said Julie Faust, mar-
keting coordinator for Student
Health Services.
Tis years strand of immu-
nizations will be exactly the
same as they have been in
the past, allowing people to
choose between the regular
seasonal fu shot and a nasal
fu mist, Faust said.
While preference or cost may
be reasons to choose one over
the other, there are important
diferences between the two
types of vaccinations.
According to the U.S. De-
partment of Health and Hu-
man Services, a person should
get the fu shot rather than the
nasal spray if they are preg-
nant, have a weakened im-
mune system, are allergic to
eggs, will provide care for or
visit someone within the next
seven days who needs special
care for an extremely weak-
ened immune system, or if
they have taken infuenza an-
tiviral medications in the past
48 hours.
Furthermore, anyone who
has ever had the rare disorder
Guillain-Barr Syndrome, se-
vere or life-threatening aller-
gies should not be vaccinated
at all unless given approval by
their doctor.
Aside from these exceptions,
anyone is able to get vaccinat-
ed, and are encouraged to do
so by Watkins.
Although people who get the
vaccination are not likely to
get the fu, they are still slightly
susceptible.
Te vaccine is 90-95 percent
efective to either prevent the
illness altogether or minimize
the symptoms and duration of
the illness, Faust said.
Despite the heightened risk
of acquiring the fu if not vac-
cinated, there is still an alter-
native treatment.
If the patient is seen early
enough in the course of the
illness, Tamifu, an antivi-
ral medication, can be pre-
scribed, Faust said.
However, students not will-
ing to take that risk will re-
ceive plenty of opportunities
to get the fu vaccine before its
too late.
For more information, visit
http://studenthealth.ku.edu/
fu-shot-clinics.
Edited by Ben Carroll
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Tuesday, October 7
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Wednesday, October 8
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Burge Union
Thursday, October 9
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Health Plan Members
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10 a.m. 2 p.m.
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The social justice minor


is really coming from the
students.
JENNIFER HAMER
chair of the American
Studies department
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From personal experience, sexual
assault is a terrible and inexcus-
able thing. Why you would write
positive things on Yik Yak about
rape is beyond me. You arent a
KU student, youre an embarrass-
ment.
They charge for 2 pages bc its the
cost of ink thats expensive. By
volume printer ink costs more than
crude oil, mot, or human blood.
KU does have a GPS bus app. Get
it at mobileplaza.ku.edu.
Squirrels dont know the square
root of x and they seem to be
getting along just ne
I get that most of the Yik Yak
quotes are sarcastic, but seriously,
some things we should not make
light of.
I agree KU does need an app to
tell you where the buses are. The
schedule does nothing but tell you
what time the bus was SUPPOSED
to be here.
If you engage in PDA on the bus,
you are the ultimate type of evil.
To the person who doesnt like
KJHK Jazz in the morning... Go
culture yourself you swine. Oink
Oink.
To teachers who post the lecture
notes online, youre the real MVP
The Yik Yak posts about rape are
surely bad, but why give trolls the
attention they want?
Steak and Shakes water is even
better if you get it with lemon
When I die, I want everyone who
has done a group project with
me to lower me into the ground
so they can let me down one last
time.
Hey students, show up for the
football games and stay for all
four quarters. You are an embar-
rassment. Support your team!
Im pissed off because Marvin
Hall isnt on the Monopoly game.
Architects are people too.
Asking if abortions should remain
legal is like asking if people
should have rights over their
unborn children.
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you. I have had 3 hours of sleep
and Im exhausted.
Strong Hall was a space on the
monopoly cover of the UDK twice
but they completely forgot about
all the engineering buildings...
I hate Mondays...and Tuesdays
Humans arent meant to walk
backward. Lookin at you,
ambassadors.
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Stories are the only true
medium these days.
Extremism not a good tactic
for Brownback and Roberts
By Clay Cosby
@claycosby
P
eople often say to
me, I am terrible at
art, I cant even draw
a stick figure. I shudder
when I hear it. This is the
worst kind of phrase that
could spout from ones lips.
Not only do you doubt any
unique artistic ability you
may possess, but regions of
your brain are untapped by
imaginative stimulation.
Creativity is an additive
process by nature.
Therefore, it is natural
and beneficial for you to
experiment in creation,
even though it might seem
unimportant or trivial to
you at this time.
No matter how many
times you fail to create
something beautiful, or
have great success, the
process of creation serves
you well mentally,
emotionally and socially.
An enjoyable task clears the
mind, expresses emotions
fully and allows others
to take part in what you
would like to share.
Acts like drawing,
singing, sculpting, playing
and wondering direct your
thoughts toward pleasant
and interesting ideas. They
also provide a bright spot
of paint on a day with a
rather blank background.
Creating something
authentic such as laughter,
music or art can provide
people with their favorite
experiences. We should
seek to increase the number
of these experiences. We
would be much happier,
healthier and patient
individuals.
Allow yourself to get
your hands dirty or
venture into the unknown
parts of your imagination
by doodling in the side
margins of your paper. Take
a ceramic or printmaking
course. Snap pictures of
President Obama eating
hot dogs. Whatever floats
your crazy little boat is
absolutely necessary for
your personal growth.
Once the things you
create begin to affect
others in a positive way,
keep creating. There is
always more to learn and
more progress to be made.
Remember that you can
have fun, improve your
artistic ability and your
cognitive function all at the
same time.
Jake Kaufmann is a
junior from Elkhorn, Neb.,
studying visual arts and
journalism
Unleash creativity to
unlock full potential
By Jake Kaufmann
@JakeKaufmannUDK
W
hen people
ask me
where I go to
school, I rarely reply by
simply saying, KU. I
am filled with a sense of
gratification when I say
to them, The University
of Kansas. It is a small
thing, but it illustrates the
depth of love and pride I
feel toward this school.
Recently however,
criticisms of the
Universitys handling
of sexual assault cases
have brought shame
to so many who love
this school myself
included. That sense
of shame is miniscule
in comparison to the
feelings that victims of
sexual assault feel daily.
The victims experience
has been covered
extensively by The
University Daily Kansan
and nationally as well.
It brought me to a
crossroads about how
I feel and how I should
feel about this school; the
school I have wanted to
attend since I was 5.
My ambivalence,
however, was replaced
with cautious optimism
when I saw so many
of my fellow students
speaking out and making
sure this story is not
swept away.
It is easy to view a
separation between
the school and us as
students. When one
thinks of decisions made
and actions taken by the
University, it might bring
to mind administrative
offices and people in suits
behind closed doors.
But if you really think
about it, the students
are as much a part of the
University as anybody
else. That sense of
ownership is exactly what
causes feelings of shame
when things like this
happen.
We are in the middle
of an unfortunate time
at this school. The
societal view towards
sexual assault is by
my estimation beyond
what any feeling human
should find acceptable.
The protests, the
coverage and the calling
out of decision makers
by students should never
have been necessary, but
it was.
I wholeheartedly believe
that change can happen
and this school can
become an example of
how to extinguish sexual
assault. When that day
comes we as students can
look on with boastful
smiles and say, Yes. We
were a part of that.
Adam Drovetta is a senior
from Gardner studying
English
Sexual assault issues set positive change for Kansas future
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Drawing by Jake Kaufmann
FFA OF THE DAY

Being a senior in a freshman class


makes me feel like a senior citizen. You
damn kids get off my campus!

A
cross the
country, this
midterm
election is forecast to be
a win for Republicans,
with many predicting
it may be a big enough
haul for them to take
control of the U.S. Senate.
Outside spectators
naturally expected
Kansas, a traditionally
red state, to be a
cakewalk for Governor
Sam Brownback and
Senator Pat Roberts this
November.
This wouldnt be
surprising, as Kansas has
come a long way in recent
years toward cementing
its reputation as a deep-
red state. But people
familiar with Kansas
know about its tendency
to unexpectedly diverge
from trends.
Kansas has historically
been home to three
political parties: the
Democrats, and a
Republican Party split
between the far right
and the more robust,
moderate Kansans who
traditionally have held a
strong majority in public
office. This middle-
of-the-road block has
always had a penchant for
independent thought and
a sometimes surprising
zeal for progressivism
dating back to the
Jayhawkers and the Civil
War.
Look no further than
the assault on these
traditional values
to understand why
Kansas is a national
outlier this year. The
backlash Brownback in
particular is suffering
is a product of his own
extremism. In 2012,
he targeted moderate
incumbents in his own
party during the primary.
In an act of personal
vendetta, Brownback
found extremists to
oppose anyone who
had challenged his
irresponsible policies.
Brownbacks spending
flooded these elections
with the help of the deep-
pocketed Koch brothers,
and in the end, it made a
difference.
Roberts has been
combatting allegations
that he no longer lives
in Kansas or spends
significant time outside
the state he represents.
These attacks have
stuck, especially after
his campaign manager
told the media in August
that after the primary
Roberts would be going
home for a few weeks
to recuperate in
Washington D.C. The
three-term incumbent
from a state that hasnt
elected a non-Republican
Senator since 1932
has recently found his
campaign in jeopardy
against Independent
challenger Greg Orman.
Roberts was so
worried at the recent
developments in his
race that he overhauled
the personnel on his
campaign and brought
in two national experts
from Washington D.C.
Ironically, its now D.C.
insiders, not his Kansas
team, appealing to
Kansans about Roberts
Kansan-ness.
Voters appear to be
responding by gravitating
toward more traditional
moderates. Paul Davis,
Brownbacks opponent
and former Kansas
House of Representatives
Minority Leader, has
promised a return to
common sense while
preaching an ethic of
working across the aisle.
With Kansans desperate
for an end to destructive
and petty behavior, both
Davis and Orman offer
pragmatic solutions.
Nov. 4 is poised to be an
election of retribution
against extremism for
violating Kansas time-
honored commitment to
reasonable governance.
Clay Cosby is a senior
from Overland Park studying
political science
Since taking over as president
of the KU Boxing Club, Ricar-
do Lopez, a senior from Paola,
has made it his goal to do more
than practice boxing and give
back to the community. Lopez
has been working on starting
several other programs such as
university-level competitions
and fundraisers, as well as in-
troducing a new youth com-
munity outreach program.
Te program is still in the ap-
proval process and is expecting
to hear back within a week.
As he awaits the result of the
approval process, he said he is
excited to start something new
that would improve the con-
nection between sports clubs
and the community, some-
thing that Lopez said is cur-
rently lacking.
So many other programs on
campus have specifc hours
that they have to volunteer, and
sports programs, they dont
really have to do any of that.
Tey just have to fll out the
proper paper work on time,
he said.
Once the program is ap-
proved, the two-hour long
weekly practices will dedicate
the second hour to teaching
tailored lessons for middle and
high school students partici-
pating in the program. Lopez
said that the program would
not only introduce a younger
demographic to boxing but
also show youth that there are
various levels and forms of ed-
ucation.
Te program is taking time
to be approved because no one
has tried to engage youth with
this type of outreach program
before, Lopez said.
Lopez said that he was bullied
as a kid and that boxing helped
him establish a sense of conf-
dence. Te comic book Ha-
jime no ippo was his frst in-
troduction to boxing. He said
that he could relate to the com-
ic book character because he
had been picked on as well. He
said he had seen the character
grow and thought he should
give boxing a try, too.
With his personal experience,
Lopez said he believes sports
have much more meaning than
just getting physically ft.
I think sports, all around,
can really afect people, he
said. Same with arts. Sports,
in my opinion, is an art. Its an
art form. It takes work, it takes
knowledge, it takes a lot, but it
gets you a lot."
Kelsey Hitz, a new member
to the club and a junior from
Overland Park, said she thinks
boxing can positively afect
people in more ways than just
improving health and ftness.
I think its pretty benefcial
for personal security, just kind
of being able to defend your-
self, she said.
Nick Love, a freshman from
Overland Park, is also a new
member to the club. He said
he started boxing with no prior
experience and wanted to try
something new.
Lopez said seeing the boxing
club coaches drive all the way
from Topeka to Lawrence to
teach KU students boxing for a
few hours a week inspired him
to start the program.
Tey just do that just because
they care. And I think that we
should do that [through the
program] because we care,
Lopez said.
My hope is that once I start
it, someone else will not only
be able to continue it and that
other spots clubs will start
opening their doors, too, Lo-
pez said.
KU Boxing Club practices
every Tuesday and Tursday at
6:30 p.m., and on Sundays at 2
p.m. in the Robinson Center.
Edited by Sarah Kramer
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HOROSCOPES
Because the stars
know things we dont.
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Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is an 8
For the next month (with Libra
Sun), partnerships and alliances
grow more important. Delegate
and share. Work together. Grow
your network of connections.
Participate in conferences or
opportunities to meet like-mind-
ed people. Appreciate what you
have.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 6
Enter a four-week creative phase
with the Sun in Libra. Work
smarter, and increase efciency.
Nurture your clients and your
own health. It could get busy and
even intense. You're surrounded
by love.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is a 7
For the next four weeks (under
the Libra Sun), you're especially
charming. Personal creativity
percolates and it could get
artistically blissful. Love makes
everything easier. Find and
emphasize fun. Invite loved ones
to play.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 7
Home and family take top priority
for the next month. Find time
for household improvement.
Domestic arts produce delicious
results. Projects come together.
Increase beauty and comfort,
and get everyone involved.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is an 8
For the next four weeks, it's a
good time to learn and gain fun
new skills. Advance your career.
Promote your message. Let your
voice ring out. Your popularity is
rising. Take advantage to share
something valuable.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is an 8
Your prospects keep getting
hotter. You're extra charming,
too. Enter a powerful month of
increasing revenue. Study with
passion. It's easier to make big
money, so go for it.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is an 8
You've got the Sun in your sign,
so condently dive in. You can
have anything you're willing to
work for. Get out of your own way.
Let go of old limitations. You
have the advantage.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 6
Over the next four weeks,
complete an old project. Focus
on private productivity and intro-
spection. A hidden jewel awaits
discovery. Enter your annual
completion and re-evaluation
phase. Gain your partner's trust
by following words with action.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Friends offer collaboration,
interesting opportunities and
fun directions over the next
four weeks. Social life bustles,
and the connections you make
support what you're up to.
Schedule carefully, to avoid
double-booking.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 7
Take on more authority this
month. Your self-esteem is on
the rise. Make a career move this
month, or develop a plan for one.
Chocolates may be in order. It
could get blissfully romantic.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 7
It seems easier to grow, person-
ally and professionally. Work's
fun now. The next month involves
you in travel, or even a move.
Study and research, before you
commit funds. Share your love.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 7
Increase nancial security. Over
the next month, saving money
works better. Discuss future
plans with partners and family,
and make changes to support
what you invent together. Provide
examples and explanations. Get
analytical and artistic.
Bidenties event celebrates Bi Visibility Day
MARISSA KAUFMANN
@mariss193
ANNA WENNER/KANSAN
Roze Brooks, the coordinator at the KU Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, is hosting Bidentities:
Celebrating Bi Visibility Day tonight in the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center.
ANNA WENNER/KANSAN
From left, Mitchell Cota, Roze Brooks and Rachel Hagan show off buttons for tonights Bidentities event. Cota
and Hagan, president and vice president of Spectrum KU, respectively, worked with Brooks to host the event.
When Roze Brooks arrived
at the University of Missou-
ri- Kansas City to obtain her
undergraduate degree in fall
of 2011, she was drawn to
the LGBTQ community on
campus. Now, Brooks is a
frst-year graduate student
at KU and coordinator at the
KU Center for Sexuality and
Gender Diversity.
I got drawn into the hole
of acceptance and advoca-
cy and it kind of stuck, she
said.
Brooks is hosting an event
tonight, Sept. 23, called
Bidenties. Te event will
celebrate Bi Visibility day, a
day geared towards drawing
attention and education to
the bisexual community by
providing students an op-
portunity to get involved in
the LGBTQ community.
Te event will include an
interactive discussion and
activities centered around
Bi Visibility Day. Spectrum
KU and Students United for
Reproductive and Gender
Equity (SURGE) are co-host-
ing the event along with the
KU Center for Sexuality and
Gender Diversity.
At the event, the discus-
sions will center around the
topics of lesbian, gay and
bisexuality. Brooks said the
term bisexual is associated
with ambiguity and stigmas
and people who identify as
bisexual get slack from in-
side the LGBTQ community
and outside of the LGBTQ
community.
Tere is this stigma some-
times about bisexuals, they
do not ft in because part of
them is straight in some gay
and lesbian peoples mind,
said Mitchell Cota a senior
from Leawood and president
of Spectrum KU. Bisexuali-
ty week in general is very im-
portant because [bisexuals]
sometimes get pushed under
the rug. Bisexuals do not al-
ways get a forum to discuss
this information. Te forum
will be very healthy for them
to address this issue.
Afer the discussion,
Brooks has planned an ac-
tivity for everyone in atten-
dance to take the Kinsey
Scale, test to determine a
persons spot on the scale
ranging from heterosexuality
to homosexuality. Once the
papers are turned in, Brooks
will shufe the papers and
hand them out anonymous-
ly. Te participants will then
stand in a line depending on
their anonymous number on
the scale.
Rachel Hagan, a senior
from Tecumseh and vice
president of Spectrum KU,
said all terms related to bi-
sexuality should be discussed
as they are ofen associated
with harmful stereotypes
such as greed or promiscuity.
If you have gone through
discrimination based on
gender or sexuality, a part
of the healing process is ex-
tending a hand to people go-
ing through similar things,
Hagan said. It helps you feel
hopeful again and believe the
world can be a just place, or
we can make it a just place.
Brooks has been a partici-
pant in two diferent Biden-
tities events in the past and
said hosting it at the Univer-
sity would provide a great
opportunity for students to
open up. Brooks said she felt
that she was a missing piece,
and that having worked at
both UMKC and the Univer-
sity helps her feel prepared to
plan this event.
I felt like there was a gap I
could fll because I was able
to adapt and present this
information in a way that
was efective for students,
Brooks said. She said the fact
that the event happens to co-
incide with national Bi Visi-
bility day adds importance to
the event.
Bidenties: Celebrating Bi
Visibility Day will be in the
classroom in the KU Sabatini
Multicultural Resource Cen-
ter on Sept. 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Edited by Miranda Davis
MINSEON KIM
@minseonkim94
BEN LIPOWITZ/KANSAN
KU Boxing Club president Ricardo Lopez trains a member during practice. Lopez is in the process of getting
approval for a new youth community outreach program that the club is trying to implement.
TEACHING TECHNIQUE
Boxing club waits on approval for new outreach program

Bisexuality week in general


is very important because
[bisexuals] sometimes get
pushed under the rug.
MITCHELL COTA
President of Spectrum KU
As the British Empire
spread in the 19th century,
a young Englishman used
his camera to chronicle the
ancient cultures of India and
Burma.
Roughly 60 prints, and
two rare negatives, of those
eforts are on display at the
National Gallery of Art in
Washington D.C. in Captain
Linnaeus Tripe: Photogra-
pher of Indian and Burma,
1852-1860.
Linneaus Tripe was the
sixth son, of 12 children, of
a middle-class family. He
joined the East India Com-
pany in 1839 as a Captain,
and was sent to India as an
ofcer in the 12th Madras
Native Infantry.
Te East India Company
had started as a trading com-
pany but ended up the ef-
fective sovereign by forming
alliances with local leaders
and using its military to put
down native rebellions.
Senior Curator Sarah Gree-
nough, head of the Depart-
ment of Photographs at the
National Gallery, says Tripe
discovered a country and a
people almost entirely under
British reign.
He traveled broadly,
drawing, mapping and by
the mid-1860s had photo-
graphed and mapped Indias
cities, monuments and
architectural sites as well as
its people and terrain, says
Greenough.
Te photos served as raw
intelligence information for
the Company in adminis-
trating the area, construction
and the study of art, religion
and history.
Photography was not easy
during that period. Tripe had
brought a large camera with
him that made 15-by-12-
inch salt paper negatives that
demanded long exposures
but where more tolerant of
the hot, sultry climate then
other photographic process-
es. Two of the negatives are
on display in the National
Gallerys exhibit.
Tey were ofen the frst
photographs ever taken of
these (palaces and temples)
and thus they provided
completely diferent kind of
information than anything
made before, says Gree-
nough.
Tey were also retouched
to bring out details. Tripe
would paint in foliage and
tree trunks to give them
shape.
In 1855 he set up a printing
studio in India to create
portfolios of 120 of his
photos. He made 50 copies
of the portfolios that he sent
to various agencies in the
British government and In-
dia. Unfortunately, not many
have survived.
Te Indian rebellion of
1857-1858 marked the end
of the East India Companys
dominance. Te British
government took over.
Tripes job fell to cost cutting
and he returned England in
1860, unable to fnish his last
project, nine portfolios of his
photography, which would
have been 17,000 prints.
While he made one more
trip to India in 1863, he
retired a decade later
discouraged that his work
wasnt appreciated, and died
in 1902. His negatives went
to family members and his
portfolios languished in
government ofces and the
archives of the East India
Company at the British
Library.
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Te Universitys art and de-
sign graduate students are
displaying their diverse array
of art at a two-part exhibit,
currently on display at the Art
and Design building. From
drawing and ceramics to
weaving and tie-dye, students
have the opportunity to show
of their projects that required
lots of time and hard work.
Alex Tierry, a graduate stu-
dent from St. Louis, said his
love for art and design began
when he was a rebellious high
schooler who felt the urge to
explore the world outside of
typical academic classes.
Im really far ahead in math
and science and I just kind of
got tired of doing calculus so
I was like screw it, Im going
to take art classes, Tierry
said of his high school experi-
ence. It was a hobby more so
than a career choice and Ive
decided its what I want to do
because Ill be happy doing it.
Tierry, who has a degree in
ceramics and painting, said
he will be expressing his fasci-
nation with drinking whiskey
by displaying his collection of
handmade ceramic drinking
containers at the second part
of the exhibition on Oct. 5.
He said he likes to make
sculptured pots and it usu-
ally takes about three to four
hours to make one. Tierry
plans to fnish his graduate
studies here while fguring
out where he wants to go with
his work afer school. He also
plans on expanding on difer-
ent art processes.
Shelby Burchett, a graduate
student from Kansas City,
Mo., practices a diferent form
of art with her background
in textiles. Burchett said she
used to be a heavy weaver, but
is now experimenting with
other art forms.
Burchett has been working
on a polymers-based sub-
stance that forms a sort of
goop, an art form that Bur-
chett hopes to bring to more
peoples attention by showing
it of at the art and design ex-
hibition.
Im not really sure where its
going yet, but I think its such
a physically interesting sub-
ject, Burchett said. It sort of
has a will of its own. Im really
interested in things that have
their own life, like no matter
what I do its going to have its
own will so Ive been playing
with diferent set ups on how
to show it of and get people
interested in it.
Aside from exploring new
ideas, Burchett teaches a
tie-dye and resist print class
where they do shibori, an art
form similar to professional
tie-dying.
Eventually one day I hope
to bring all these ideas of
textile and science together,
Burchett said.
Ruben Castillo, a graduate
student from Dallas, will be
displaying his personal work
with intaglio printing, a form
of printmaking, at the exhi-
bition. Castillo said he has
always had a love for drawing
and decided to explore it fur-
ther when he was introduced
to etching and intaglio print-
ing.
I got my undergrad in
printmaking and I focus spe-
cifcally on etching and inta-
glio where you put a ground
on a plate and draw through
that ground and etch it and
you can create reproduc-
tions, Castillo said. Its an
old process but its still very
efective as an art medium.
Castillos interest in this art
form sparked when he was in
high school. One of his teach-
ers assigned a project that
involved a dry point on plexi-
glass. He was given a collage-
less image and then was told
to put clear plexi over it so he
could then scratch through it
with a needle.
I always liked drawing and
art when I was younger, it
was kind of that thing where
I started doing it and couldnt
stop, Castillo said. Print
making was that place where I
could do not only more draw-
ing but learn skills in etching
and lithography, as well as dif-
ferent kinds of printing.
Castillo is currently work-
ing with the concept of home
to create his art. He said he is
in the midst of drawing his
apartment with the fascina-
tion of the space humans cre-
ate for themselves.
Te two-part exhibition
started this past Sunday, Sept.
21. Te visual arts students
will display their pieces in
the gallery on the third foor
of the Art & Design build-
ing through Oct. 3, and for a
second showing from Oct. 5
through Oct. 17.
Edited by Rob Pyatt

I always liked drawing and


art when I was younger,
it was kind of that thing
where I started doing it and
couldnt stop.
RUBEN CASTILLO
Graduate student from Dallas
JAMES HOYT/KANSAN
Art and Design graduate students at the University will have the chance to display their artwork in a two-part show that started on Sept. 21.
Burma prints from 1800s on display
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K
ansas nonconference
schedule has come
to an end, and there
arent too many bright spots.
Te Jayhawks defeated South-
east Missouri State and Central
Michigan at home, and Kansas
lost at Duke in a blowout.
One bright spot in the Kan-
sas ofense, has to be senior
wide receiver Tony Pierson,
who leads the Jayhawks with
124 yards receiving on nine
receptions.
A lot of talk prior to the start
of the season surrounded the
prospect that Pierson wouldnt
come back from a season-end-
ing concussion he sufered
against Texas Tech last season.
Pierson has proved that hes
reshaped to the speedster that
he was recruited to be.
Coach Charlie Weis said the
plan is to use Pierson, who was
converted to a wide receiver
from a running back two sea-
sons ago, as a receiver frst, but
give Pierson chances to make
plays from the backfeld.
Te Kansas ofense is based
on the speed and the posi-
tioning of players in space to
create big play opportunities.
For example, in the frst play
of the game against Central
Michigan, Pierson motioned
from the slot into the backfeld
and took a handof 74 yards
for a touchdown. Te handof
gave Pierson space to make a
big play, and Pierson used his
speed to get the edge and ran
past the whole Central Michi-
gan secondary.
Pierson is tied with freshman
Corey Avery with one rushing
touchdown through the frst
three games, and Avery had
40 more carries than Pierson,
as well.
Pierson has six carries for
121 yards through the three
nonconference games, which
is a 20-yard average per carry.
Tough 74 yards came on one
play, Pierson can make a big
play happen out of the back-
feld on any given play.
Trough the frst three
nonconference games, Pierson
has a 61-yard touchdown catch
against SEMO and a 74-yard
touchdown run against CMU.
Pierson makes big plays
through the air and on the
ground.
Some people would question
Piersons consistency because
of the performance he had
against Duke he caught just
two balls for 17 yards, which is
a game-low in both categories
in the season for him.
But when you look at the rest
of the ofense against Duke,
none of the playmakers came
out. Senior wide receivers Nick
Harwell and Justin McCay
caught a combined four balls
for 17 yards. Pierson had the
same amount receiving yards
against Duke than Harwell and
McCay.
You might think the ofense
revolves around sophomore
quarterback Montell Cozart.
But when a team needs to
focus on a player with top-end
speed like Pierson, he resides
as the biggest threat and thus
the ofensive MVP through
the frst three nonconference
games.
Edited by Sarah Kramer
W
ins against
Southeast
Missouri State
and Central Michigan leave
Kansas with a winning record
heading into Big 12 play. Te
most encouraging part of the
entire nonconference season
was that the team played like
a team, which is incredibly
encouraging for fans who
are looking at the best team
the program has had in the
Charlie Weis era.
However, it makes it difcult
to pick an MVP of the non-
conference season. Sopho-
more quarterback Montell
Cozart has been under-
whelming, neither DeAndre
Mann nor Corey Avery have
stood out individually and,
unfortunately, the entire front
seven isnt considered one
player.
Te Jayhawk MVP so far in
the season is the anchor of
the Kansas secondary, which
has allowed just 7.4 yards per
pass and fve touchdowns.
Te vote goes to senior cor-
nerback Dexter McDonald.
Te Kansas City, Mo., native
was named to the Preseason
All-Big 12 Second Team afer
starting all 12 games at cor-
nerback last season and was
ranked eighth in the Big 12 in
pass breakups.
Tis season, however,
McDonald seems even more
dominant. He has seven
tackles and two interceptions
equaling his total from last
year and has helped the
Jayhawk defense shut down
Duke quarterback Anthony
Boone, who is 42nd in the
country with 876 passing
yards. He threw just 180 yards
against Kansas, his lowest
total of the season.
None of the Duke wide
receivers tallied more than
80 yards against Kansas, and
only one opposing receiver
has totaled more than that
so far this season. McDonald
looked out of place at times
against SEMO receiver Paul
McRoberts in the frst week,
but has improved every game
since. His tackles have been
cleaner, his coverage has been
tighter and his hands look
better than ever.
He did not pick of a pass
afer his two-interception per-
formance against SEMO, and
thats not a bad thing. Very
simply, opposing coaches
and quarterbacks have taken
notice of the senior, and are
reluctant to throw his way.
For cornerbacks, its about
what they prevent by being
present and guarding the
opponents most dangerous
receiving threat. Whos to say
Duke wouldnt have defeated
Kansas by 60 had McDonald
not been on the feld?
McDonalds showing in the
nonconference part of the
season is encouraging to say
the least. Among Kansas up-
coming opponents is Baylor
and the nations third-best
passing attack. In a game
against that kind of ofensive
threat, the man who can force
Baylors receiver K.D. Cannon
out of the game becomes
more valuable than any ofen-
sive option.
Edited by Ben Carroll
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CHECKING IN ON
THE ROYALS
Bautista hits home run, Blue
Jays beat Mariners 14-4
TORONTO Jose Bautista hom-
ered and reached base four times,
J.A. Happ won for the rst time in
four starts and the Toronto Blue
Jays dealt a blow to Seattles wild
card hopes, routing the Mariners
14-4 Monday night.
Bautista went 3 for 3 with a walk
and drove in two runs before get-
ting the rest of the night off. His
solo homer off the facing of the
second deck in the fth, against
Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen,
was his 35th.
Kevin Pillar hit a two-run homer
and Anthony Gose added a solo
blast as the Blue Jays handed Se-
attle its third straight defeat. The
14 runs were the most by a Mari-
ners opponent this season.
Seattle gained ground on Kansas
City in the wild-card race before
taking the eld when the Royals
lost to Cleveland in a game that
had been suspended from Aug. 31.
Not much went right for the Mari-
ners after that.
Happ (10-11) allowed an RBI
double by Robinson Cano in the
rst, and Kyle Seagers solo homer
in the sixth, but was otherwise
sharp. The left-hander walked one
and struck out ve in seven innings
for his rst victory since Aug. 31.
Associated Press
Record: 85-71
Playoff odds: 87.1% (espn.com)
Last time out: Defeated Cleveland Indians 2-0
on Monday
Next opponent: at Cleveland Indians on Tuesday
Division standing: 2nd place - 1 game behind
Detroit Tigers
Wild card standing: Own second spot - 2 games
ahead of Seattle Mariners (not including Oak-
land Athletics-Los Angeles Angels game)
Trending up: Danny
Duffy, starting
pitcher - Pitched
six scoreless innings after missing two starts
due to a sore shoulder. He has the best ERA
among Royals starting pitchers (2.32)
Trending down: Alex Gordon, outelder - Has
only three hits in his last seven games
Looking ahead: Winning the division is still very
much possible for the Royals. First-place De-
troit faces the two worst teams in the division
to close out the season, but the Tigers are a
combined 15-16 against those teams.
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Kansas weekend win pushes the team ahead of Iowa State
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With many teams inactive
last weekend due to bye weeks
and only one conference
matchup, the conference looks
almost identical to last week.
Te one change was Kansas
moving up one spot in the Big
12 rankings afer its 24-10 vic-
tory against Central Michigan.
Kansas State started of the
week for the conference with
a near upset against champi-
onship contender the Auburn
Tigers. Te Wildcats sufered
a heartbreaking 20-16 defeat
afer committing key turn-
overs something thats very
uncharacteristic for the Bill
Snyder-led team.
In the lone conference
matchup, Oklahoma avoided
the near road upset to West
Virginia. Afer being dead-
locked at the half, the Soon-
ers needed a huge second half
from a freshman running back
to remain unscathed.
BIG 12 POWER RANKINGS
1. OKLAHOMA (4-0)
Last time out: Won at West
Virginia 45-33
Te Sooners avoided the
near upset with the help of
freshman running back Sam-
aje Perine. Perine ran for four
touchdowns, three in the sec-
ond half as the Sooners came
away victorious on the road.

Trending: same
Next up: at TCU

2. BAYLOR (3-0)
Last time out: Bye week
Te Bears enter conference
play afer the bye as one of the
nations most prolifc ofens-
es. Baylor currently averages
654.3 yards and 59.3 points
per game, which are both
ranked in the top three in the
nation.
Trending: same
Next up: at Iowa State

3. KANSAS STATE (2-1)
Last time out: Lost to Auburn
20-16
Te Wildcats nearly pulled
of the upset against Auburn,
the reigning SEC champions.
A few missed feld goals and
untimely turnovers resulted
in the loss, but the Wildcats
helped prove that perhaps the
Big 12 isnt that far of from the
SEC.

Trending: same
Next up: vs. UTEP

4. OKLAHOMA STATE (2-1)
Last time out: Bye Week
Te Cowboys will begin con-
ference play with their sec-
ond-string quarterback Daxx
Garman. Afer losing starter
J.W. Walsh for the season, Gar-
man threw for 315 yards and
two touchdowns in his debut.
Trending: same
Next up: vs. Texas Tech

5. TCU (2-0)
Last time out: Bye Week
Te Horned Frogs wrap up
non-conference play with
SMU afer the bye week. TCU
defense still sits atop the con-
ference in total yards allowed
this season.
Trending: same
Next up: at SMU

6. WEST VIRGINIA (2-2)
Last time out: Lost 45-33 to
Oklahoma
Te Mountaineers almost
pulled of the biggest upset
within the conference this
season. Afer being tied at the
half, the Mountaineers strug-
gled to close against Oklaho-
ma, whos considered the best
team in the conference.
Trending: same
Next up: vs. Bye Week
7. TEXAS (1-2)
Last time out: Bye Week
Not many teams need two
weeks to prepare for Kan-
sas. Despite the Longhorns
coming of two consecutive
losses, Texas enters as an ear-
ly 16.5-point favorite this
weekend. Te new Longhorns
coach Charlie Strong is seek-
ing his frst Big 12 conference
win.
Trending: same
Next up: at Kansas

8. TEXAS TECH (2-1)
Last time out: Bye Week
Afer the bye week, the Red
Raiders will kick-of confer-
ence play at Oklahoma State
for the Tursday night game.
Quarterback Davis Webb has
made at least one touchdown
pass in each of the frst 13
games of his career.
Trending: same
Next up: at Oklahoma State

9. KANSAS (2-1)
Last time out: Defeated Central
Michigan 24-10
Te Jayhawks needed a
14-point fourth quarter to
avoid the upset at home
against Central Michigan. De-
fensively, the Jayhawks played
their most complete game, but
the ofense struggled at times
to move the ball.
Trending: Up
Next up: vs. Texas

10. IOWA STATE (1-2)
Last time out: Bye Week
Te Cyclones continue con-
ference play afer the bye week.
Iowa State will host the Baylor
Bears this Saturday in Ames,
Iowa. Barring a miraculous
performance, the Cyclones
could fnd themselves at the
bottom once again in next
weeks rankings.
Trending: Down
Next up: Baylor
Edited by Alex Lamb
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Forgive me, but soccer just is not as


relevant in this country as the NFL,
so thats part of it. But then its also
the imagery. The idea of a big, strong
man hitting a defenseless woman
does something to us that a woman
hitting a woman does not do.
LZ Granderson, CNN contributor
and ESPN writer
?
TRIVIA OF THE DAY
THE MORNING BREW
Q: How many NFL players are
suspended heading into the 2014
season?
A: 39
CBS Sports
!
FACT OF THE DAY
Domestic violence accounts for 85
of the 713 arrests of NFL players
since 2000.
USA Today
Are women being punished less in professional sports?
QUOTE OF THE DAY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 PAGE 9 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
By Kirsten Peterson
@KeepUpWithKP
T
he public would be outraged
if they found out Ray Rice
was reinstated into the league,
Adrian Peterson was welcomed back
to the Minnesota Vikings and Greg
Hardy was relieved of his 60-day sus-
pension. So why is there no outrage
when Hope Solo continues to play for
the womens national soccer team that
represents our country?
Te New York Times reported that
Hope Solo, one of the biggest stars
in womens sports, is facing domestic
violence charges. Solo stands accused
of punching her sister and 17-year-old
nephew at a party over the summer.
Tursday night, Solo led the United
States womens national soccer team
to a 4-0 victory against Mexico in
Rochester, N.Y.
On Tursday, Solo was given the
captains armband because she set the
teams career record for shutouts in its
previous game. Tats like giving Adri-
an Peterson the game ball for his next
100-yard game afer being accused of
child abuse, as pointed out by the New
York Times.
So, whats the diference? Why do we
turn a blind eye to Solo, but call for
arrests and suspensions for Rice, Pe-
terson and Hardy? Tere is obviously
a faw in our system, and its fnally
catching the publics attention.
Te Charlotte Observer reports Har-
dy, a Carolina Panthers defensive end,
was found guilty in July of
assaulting his ex-girlfriend
and threatening to kill her.
Hardy was given a 60-day
suspended sentence and
18 months of probation for
his charges.
ESPN.com reports
Peterson faces child
abuse charges for using a
wooden switch to spank
his 4-year-old son in May.
Peterson said he meant only to disci-
pline his son and not hurt him.
When Solo punched her sister and
nephew it is unlikely that she was not
trying to hurt them. It also is assumed
Solo was under the infuence.
Solos future looks bright with the
U.S. womens national soccer team
while Peterson is trying to come to
terms with his 2014 season ending
and an uncertain future in the NFL.
CNN contrib-
utor and ESPN
writer LZ Grander-
son said the reason
Solo is not getting as
much attention from
the media is because
shes a girl and she plays
soccer. Granderson also
said sports writers should
stop hero-worshipping
athletes for their on-the-
feld performance. Athletes
are fun to watch on the feld, but we
need to remember they arent saving
lives out there.
Just as Title IX evened the play-
ing feld for women in sports, their
actions should be held to the same
scrutiny as their male counterparts.
Edited by Alex Lamb
Roethlisberger, Steelers defeat Panthers 37-19
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. Ben
Roethlisberger spent Sunday
night relishing in the return of
Steelers football.
"We were physical on ofense,
defense, special teams," Roeth-
lisberger said.
And dominating, too, in a
37-19 victory over Carolina on
Sunday night.
Roethlisberger threw two
7-yard touchdown passes to
Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell
ran for 147 yards and Pitts-
burgh outrushed the Panthers
264-42.
Roethlisberger fnished 22 of
30 for 196 yards, and Brown
had 90 yards receiving on 10
catches to help the Steelers
snap Carolina's regular-season
home winning streak at eight.
LeGarrette Blount ran for 118
yards, marking the frst time
since 1986 the Steelers have
had two 100-yard rushers in a
game.
"Tat's awesome," Roeth-
lisberger said. "I'm sure that
Steeler fans back home are go-
ing crazy because we ran the
ball for 100 and had two guys
do it. Tat's just awesome. I
think it shows what we can do
if we put our minds to it."
Te Steelers had gone eight
quarters without a touchdown
before Roethlisberger's two
scoring strikes in the third.
Tey were set up by Cam New-
ton's fumble and Bell's 81-yard
run.
Te Steelers lost defensive
starters Ike Taylor, Ryan Shaz-
ier and Jarvis Jones to injuries.
Taylor has a broken right fore-
arm, while the others will be
reevaluated Monday.
Newton fnished 24 of 35 for
250 yards, but was a non-fac-
tor running the ball with 7
yards on two carries. He was
only sacked three times, but
faced heavy pressure from the
Steelers most of the night.
Newton, who broke his ribs
in the preseason, took a fore-
arm to the midsection from
Shazier while running out of
bounds and then was driven
into the ground by Cameron
Haywood when he came free
on a stunt on back-to-back
plays near the end of the frst
half.
Later, Newton took a shot to
the knees from Jason Worlids
and came up limping.
"We didn't do a good job run-
ning the ball," Pro Bowl center
Ryan Kalil said. "Tat hurt us.
We've got to be more consis-
tent protecting Cam. I don't
think we did a good job of that
and it showed. You can't have
guys, especially those guys,
hitting your quarterback and
having free shots. And he took
a lot of them tonight."
Newton said afer the game
he felt fne.
"At times we just looked out
of sync," Newton said. "... But
it's a long season."
Te Panthers were looking
for their frst 3-0 start since
2003 the year they went to
the Super Bowl.
Te Steelers led 9-3 at half-
time behind Shaun Suisham's
feld goals of 42, 24, and 45
yards.
Pittsburgh hadn't scored
a touchdown since the sec-
ond quarter of their season
opener before Roethlisberger
connected with Brown in the
back corner of the end zone
following a colossal error by
the Panthers. Te score came
afer Carolina's Wes Horton
was called for encroachment
on a fourth-and-4 feld-goal
attempt, giving the Steelers a
frst down.
Brown scored on the next
play.
"I just think collectively we
kind of beat ourselves," Hor-
ton said.
Afer Bell broke free up the
middle for an 81-yard burst on
his next drive, Brown struck
again getting free while run-
ning across the feld at the goal
line for another 7-yard score
that put Pittsburgh up 23-6.
Newton answered with a 37-
yard TD pass to Greg Olsen,
but the Steelers onslaught con-
tinued.
Pittsburgh's Shamarko
Tomas stripped Philly Brown
on a punt return in the fourth
quarter and Robert Golden
came up with the loose ball in
the end zone for a touchdown.
Blount put the game away
with an 8-yard touchdown
run, running through Tomas
DeCoud at the 4 and dragging
him into the end zone in a mo-
ment that captured the Steel-
ers' dominance.

Im sure that Steeler fans


back home are going crazy
because we ran the ball for
100 and had two guys do it.
Thats just awesome..
BEN ROETHLISBERGER
Steelers quarterback
According to junior forward
Ashley Williams, last season
could be summed up into one
word: frustrating. Te Jay-
hawks went a disappointing
7-11-2, and while Williams
said the team had plenty of
talent, it was unable to click
during games.
Te Jayhawks went 2-5-1
during conference play and
fnished eighth in the Big
12. Tis placement qualifed
them to play in the conference
tournament in November, but
Kansas dropped its frst game
and ended the season with a
dissatisfying 2-0 loss to West
Virginia.
We werent good enough,
coach Mark Francis said. We
needed to do better.
Te soccer team is now an
impressive 9-1 afer playing
10 nonconference games so
far this season. Prior to this
past weekend, the team was
undefeated in the longest win-
ning streak in program histo-
ry at 8-0, and had yet to trail
in a single game. At the pace
the Jayhawks are going, whis-
pers of a Big 12 championship
and an NCAA tournament
appearance have started, and
Francis said the team aims to
achieve both these goals.
Williams said the night-and-
day diference between the
two squads is very apparent,
so the question remains: what
happened between last No-
vember and now?
Change. In order to prevent
dj vu this season, Francis
knew drastic changes had to
be made to the program. Te
combination of a diferent
strength program during the
spring, longer training in the
summer and a diferent prac-
tice schedule and structure at-
tributed heavily to the teams
success thus far in the season.
We had two goals coming
into this season, Francis said.
Win the Big 12 and make
another run at the NCAA
tournament Collectively,
the Big 12 conference is in
good shape, and it will be very
competitive. Tere will be no
easy games. All games will be
tough.
Also contributing to the
equation for success is the ex-
perience on the Jayhawk ros-
ter. Nine starters reappeared
in Kansas uniform this fall,
and both Francis and Wil-
liams agree the experience of
the team has made an impact.
Its been huge, Francis said.
Te returning players, espe-
cially our senior class, have
done a really good job of in-
fltrating the new kids into
our system. We have eight
freshmen this year and a lot of
those guys are playing a lot of
minutes, so its important that
they ft in and understand
what the culture is. I think the
returning players have done a
great job doing that.
Tis mixing pot of both ex-
perienced players and eager
freshmen has led to a new
mentality. Williams said the
teams attitude is one of their
biggest strengths, and is com-
pletely diferent compared to
last season.
We have a lot of fghters on
our team and its awesome,
Williams said. It makes you
not feel so crazy, like youre
the only one who cares or the
only one who is fghting.
Afer losing so many close
games in 2013, Williams said
Kansas hit the pitch each game
ready to compete. While there
is still work to be done, Wil-
liams said the team is meshing
together well, sharing the ball
and winning games it couldnt
last season.
We have to keep doing what
were doing, Williams said.
Were looking to make pro-
gram history, so hopefully we
accomplish that and do a lot
better than we did last year.
Francis acknowledges the
early success doesnt give
Kansas an excuse to let up
its intensity. He agreed with
Williams, and said the team
must continue to execute as
it has been while improving
and preparing to tackle each
game.
Weve played some tough
teams, and we have tough
teams yet to play, Francis
said. Ive coached successful
teams before, and winning is
more fun than losing for ev-
eryone. Its been fun so far, we
just have to keep it going.
Edited by Sarah Kramer
Volume 128 Issue 18 kansan.com Tuesday, September 23, 2014
COMMENTARY
Jayhawks need to
stick with offense
that works
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
sports
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BIG 12 NOTEBOOK
Oklahoma and its high-powered offense remain on top | PAGE 8
PULLING A 180
By Christian Hardy
@HardyNFL
S
ophomore quarterback
Montell Cozart was 11-
for-27 for 89 yards with
two interceptions in the loss to
Duke, and some Kansas fans
panicked, calling for Cozarts
job, and Weis, too. Just a week
later against Central Michigan,
Cozart completed 23 of his 33
attempted passes for 226 yards,
two touchdowns, and a fuky
interception. But the adjust-
ments made between the Duke
loss and the Central Michigan
win were drastic.
Nothing changed for Cozart
between the games, though.
He didnt magically acquire an
accurate arm afer consistently
missing marks against Duke.
His receivers werent getting
more open than they were in
the previous game.
Te coaching personnel sim-
ply adapted to the strengths of
their ofense: the skill position
players. Its exactly what new
ofensive coordinator John
Reagan said he would do in his
introductory press conference
in February.
Short, intermediate throws
were the game plan for the
Jayhawks on Saturday. And
should be going forward, too.
Get those skill players Tony
Pierson, Nick Harwell, Jimmay
Mundine and Justin McCay
into space, get the ball in
their hands and let them make
plays. No deep balls necessary.
In the frst half we played
very conservative, but almost
every pass we were throwing
was of the short variety be-
cause we want to get (Har-
wells) confdence back, Weis
said. He completed almost all
of his passes, then in the sec-
ond half we felt good enough
about letting him throw the
ball downfeld a little bit.
Te short-passing, dink-and-
dunk style of play is nothing
new or innovative for Reagan,
as its being used in the NFL
every day, even by some of the
most successful teams.
Te Kansas City Chiefs
thrived in 2013 despite quar-
terback Alex Smiths incompe-
tent downfeld accuracy. Smith
fnished the season with the
lowest average depth of target
(the yards the ball traveled in
the air from the line of scrim-
mage to the receivers hands)
of any quarterback who played
25 percent of his teams snaps,
according to ProFootballFo-
cus.com.
His job in the short game
alone was nearly enough to get
the Chiefs a playof spot.
Tough all three of Cozarts
passing touchdowns have been
30 yards or longer, none have
traveled more than 15 yards
in the air before reaching
their target. He put the ball
in a position for the receiver
to make moves and reach the
promised land.
If the Jayhawks want to
continue to see success from
Cozart, itll have to be through
an ofense which he can
consistently complete passes
in. As of now, itll have to be
the dink-and-dunk. Its the
only way the receivers have a
chance to succeed.
Edited by Miranda Davis
DAN HARMSEN
@udk_dan
Cozart, Swoopes to clash in Big 12 matchup
Neither Montell Cozart nor
Tyrone Swoopes were sup-
posed to be here at least
this early.
For the Kansas Jayhawks,
senior Jake Heaps was sup-
posed to be taking the snaps
for a veteran Kansas team on
the cusp of its frst bowl ap-
pearance since 2008. But afer
a rough 2013, a change of of-
fensive coordinator and a new
spread ofense ill-suited to his
abilities, Heaps transferred to
Miami, Fla., leaving the quar-
terback position vacant.
Cozart, a sophomore from
Roeland Park, excelled in the
ofense during the ofseason
and separated himself from
the rest of the pack by the end
of the spring. Afer starting
four games in 2013, Cozart
was named the 2014 starting
quarterback heading into the
summer.
So far this season, Cozart has
shown fashes of brilliance,
particularly in his last outing
in the 24-10 victory over Cen-
tral Michigan. On Saturday,
Cozart went 23 of 33 for 226
yards and two touchdowns.
One of his best attributes, dis-
played throughout the afer-
noon, is his ability to extend
plays with his legs and fnd
open receivers when the play
breaks down.
Tey had a big win over
Central Michigan, Texas
coach Charlie Strong said.
Tey did a really great job
of running the football. Teir
quarterback is an unbelievable
athlete.
But Cozarts 2014 season has
not been free of struggles. In
the 41-3 loss to Duke, Cozart
completed just 11 of 27 pass-
es for 89 yards and threw two
costly interceptions.
Te Saturday night afer
the Duke game, I felt that we
needed a plan to get the kids
confdence up, Kansas coach
Charlie Weis said. Tings
didnt go very well, so by the
time he got in Sunday, I said
lets get him going. One stat
that most people didnt real-
ly notice, the kid completed
(about half) of his third-down
conversions (against CMU).
Quick passes are a good way
to get a quarterbacks conf-
dence going. When its all said
and done, you have to throw
the ball down the feld.
For the Texas Longhorns, se-
nior David Ash was supposed
to be leading the charge, but
a series of concussions forced
him to step away from foot-
ball. In lieu of Ash, the Long-
horns will lean on sophomore
quarterback Tyrone Swoopes
as they have since their Week
2 loss versus BYU, 41-7.
Although Swoopes is 0-2 in
starts this season, Weis says
the Whitewright, Texas, native
has a high ceiling. Swoopes
went a glistening 24 of 34
for 196 yards and two touch-
downs in the Longhorns close
loss to No. 12 UCLA, 20-17,
on Sept. 13.
Hes a big dude, Weis said
of Swoopes. Hes athletic, he
runs very well. Youll see a lot
of their passes have been of
the short variety and bootlegs.
Hell continue to get better
and better.
As the two quarterbacks
continue to develop, theyll
enjoy some nice talent around
them. Both coaches pointed to
strong supporting casts for the
young quarterbacks. Strong
mentioned the explosiveness
of the receivers and the ag-
gressiveness of the defense but
was also impressed by Kansas
young running backs.
Te running backs are
young and theyve been forced
into action, but if you look
at them they are very explo-
sive, and they can get outside
to the edge, and they can get
downhill, Strong said. When
theyre forced into action like
that sometimes you dont
know if they are ready, but
they are ready.
With the beginning of con-
ference play this Saturday, and
homecoming in Lawrence,
gameday will have a new feel
to it.
For us, the sky was falling,
Weis said about the Duke loss.
In the two years Ive been
here, we havent fnished a
team of in the fourth quarter.
Tis is new territory for our
team.
Edited by Rob Pyatt
LIZ KUHLMANN
@LizKuhlmannUDK
GEORGE MULLINIX/KANSAN
Kansas celebrates after a goal against University of Texas at San Antonio during their game on Aug. 29
JAMES HOYT/KANSAN
Sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart lines up for a throw against
Southeast Missouri State on Sept. 6. Cozart will face off against
another young quarterback during Saturdays game.

Kansas soccer not letting last seasons disappointment carry over


2013 KANSAS SOCCER
(20 GAMES)
Record: 7-11-2
19 goals scored
25 goals allowed (1.25/game)
5 shutouts
Leading scorer: Caroline
Kastor, 6 goals
2014 KANSAS SOCCER
(10 GAMES)
Record: 9-1
23 goals scored
5 goals allowed (.5/game)
5 shutouts
Leading scorer: Liana Salazar,
7 goals

Were looking to make pro-


gram history, so hopefully we
accomplish that and do a lot
better than we did last year.
ASHLEY WILLIAMS
Junior forward