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MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015 | VOLUME 129 ISSUE 07


Long-running Agatha
Christie murder mystery
to play at University

Arts & Culture ››
Bakery brothers open
new cafe at former

Arts & Culture ››

LPD implements new
Patrol Service Dog
News ›› PAGE 02

32 teams go headto-head in Lawrence
competitive kickball

Sports ››






Mackenzie Clark

Senior reporter
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Kate Miller

Chief designer
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Lawrence Police Department introduces canine unit

With a wagging tail, lolling tongue
and eager-to-please attitude, CB
seems like any other dog. But with
the capability to sniff for drugs, track
criminals and serve as a formidable
patrol animal, he’s the furthest thing
from “normal.”
“They’re not pets,” Officer Matt
Weidl said. “It’s considered a tool.
If something calls for the use of the
dog, then that’s, in a sense, the tool
that we use.”
CB is one of two new Police Service
Dogs joining the Lawrence Police
Department this summer. Brought
over from breeders in Europe and
trained in Topeka, the PSDs are the
first in Lawrence Police Department
CB’s handler is Weidl, an officer
with the LPD since 1998. Weidl,
who formerly worked with the
LPD’s training, firearms and patrol

units, had never worked with a PSD
before he applied for the position.
“It’s always been an interest,” he
said. “I just kind of jumped on the
coattails and went with it and was
asked to participate in the canine
Weidl and CB, a 2-year-old German Shepherd-Malinois mix, went
through 10 weeks of training with
the Kansas Highway Patrol starting
in May, and the pair graduated July
1. Like any new job, it’s been a learning curve.
“Being in law enforcement as long
as I have, I thought I knew at least
a little bit about everything,” Weidl
said. “Once I started the canine program, it was like starting over. It’s
The training program was the most
intense program Weidl said he had
been a part of. Five days a week, seven handlers and their dogs traveled
all over the state to train. The dogs
started off learning how to track

footprints with treats and eventually
learned how to search for evidence,
recognize drug odors and search
CB was almost 2 years old when he
began his training. Just like the new
handlers were “green,” the dogs were

“green dogs.”
“Just like a little kid, you teach
those dogs what you want them to
do,” Weidl said. “It’s like having another kid — I have three kids, this is


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my fourth kid.
“I think he obeys me better than
my own kids do, so that’s a good
thing,” he laughed.
The dogs were selected for the
LPD by a company in San Antonio,
said Capt. Anthony Brixius, supervisor for the PSD program. The dogs
were tested and rated on their drive,
listening ability, interaction with
other people and dogs and their tolerance for loud and distracting situations. The dogs’ future jobs were
determined by their test results.
A typical day for Weidl and CB
involves patrolling in Weidl’s squad
car — emblazoned with “Caution
K-9” — and performing article and
vehicle sniffs for illegal substances.
CB spends his time behind a partition in Weidl’s car, with enough
room to move around and lie down,

as well as a special air conditioning
system to keep him cool during the
summer heat.
Because the other PSD unit graduated earlier and has been in service
longer, the other pair has seen slightly more action than Weidl and CB,
Brixius said.
“We’ve been on the verge of a child
we thought was missing for a while,
and right as we called [the PSD unit]
over, we were able to find the child,”
Brixius said. “It’s more of a ‘when
you need it, it’s so important that
you have it.’ We learned that in other
cases leading up to this, whether it
was a canine from another agency
finding a gun tossed after a robbery
[...] or tracking people who committed violent crimes.”
When the pair is off-duty, CB lives
with Weidl and his family. Although
Weidl has socialized the dog to his
family, CB still remains a profession-

al — not a house pet.
“I don’t have much interaction
with it when I’m off duty,” Weidl
said. “His off duty is kind of like us:
if you’ve worked all week and you
have the weekends off, I just let him
do his thing — let him relax and decompress in a sense.”
Barring some extreme circumstance, Weidl will work with CB
until the day the dog is retired. PSDs
can usually work between 8 and 12
years on the job, and with the two
spending so much time together,
Weidl said they have already started
to form a working relationship.
“We understand each other,” he
said. “We tolerate each other, to the
point where they talk a lot about the
alpha role between the handler and
the dog. The dog understands that
I’m at that alpha role. He’s got to do
what I tell him to do.
“I think it’s a good bond,” he con-

Officer Matt Weidl stands with his Patrol Service Dog, CB. CB, a
German Shepherd-Malinois mix, has been with the LPD since July 1.

tinued. “I can open up the slider
on my vehicle, and he’ll come up
and he’ll sniff me and he’ll lick me.
[When I talk to him] it’s not always
abrupt, it’s not always a command. I
still talk to him like he’s my kid and


joke around with him in different
voices and different tones. I don’t
know, I can’t ask the dog what he
thinks, but I think we have a good

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Incoming freshmen can choose tuition plans
The University of Kansas is allowing incoming freshmen
to choose whether they want to lock into a four-year tuition rate or gamble on yearly tuition increases starting
this fall.
Tuition is not increasing as rapidly as it has in the past,
said Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, director of news and media relations for the University. If tuition rates increase at
a slower rate, it may save students money to opt out of
the four-year tuition price compact, which has initially
higher tuition rates but protects students against sudden
spikes in cost.
“The University strives to remain competitive with our
peers,” Barcomb-Peterson said in an email. “That means
meeting keeping tuition priced competitively and being
a good value for students.”
The compact plan began with incoming freshmen in
fall 2007, according to The University of Kansas Tuition

Proposal. With the compact, tuition rates do not increase
for four years, after which the compact expires. The plan
expires because the University wants to encourage all
students to graduate in four years, according to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
The compact starts with steeper rates because it takes
into account potential increases. Now, incoming freshmen can take a lower first-year rate but potentially get
caught in a tuition spike later on. The choice is up to the
incoming freshmen and their families.
The University of Kansas is the only Kansas regent
school that offered a fixed four-year tuition rate for incoming freshmen, according to the Office of Financial Aid
and Scholarships.

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will invest more than $3.5 million in a 20,000-squarefoot facility at the Interstate-70 Business Center, bringing
333 jobs to Lawrence, according to a press release from
the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
With a growing customer base and new contracts,
USA800 looked at multiple markets across the Midwest
to set up a new facility. The press release cites Lawrence’s
facilities and call center workforce as reason for setting
up shop in the city. The facility will open Aug. 1.
“It’s going to increase job opportunities here, and it’s
going to increase job opportunities for students,” said
Economic Development Project Manager at the Chamber
of Lawrence Brady Pollington. “It will also soak up the
layoffs from the Results Company [call center] exiting
our market.”

The boost in jobs the call center will bring is expected
to help improve Lawrence’s economy as well.
“The company’s investment in Lawrence will contribute
to our state’s continued economic growth,” Pat George,
Kansas commerce secretary, said.
USA800 partnered with local Lawrence organizations
including the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and the
Economic Development Corporation of Lawrence and
Douglas County to help develop the call center in a beneficial way to USA800 and Lawrence.
The Business Center, at 1025 North Third St., will hold a
job fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 5 to Aug. 7. Applicants
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Campus must remain exempt from concealed carry

Ross Lubratovic

A Kansas law relaxing regulations
on carrying concealed weapons
went into effect July 1.
The law, which allows anyone over
age 21 to carry a concealed firearm,
has exempted universities until
2017 with the purpose of assessing the security of campus buildings. The Kansas Board of Regents
should strongly push the legislature
to make this exemption permanent.

Feeling great about the
mediocre cornbread I
made. Just kidding. It
tastes like death and I
feel like shit.

For all of the 17 years I’ve been
in school, campuses have been
considered safe places. When I was
younger, my mom even used to tell
me to hang out at school if I didn’t
feel safe leaving. Allowing anyone
over age 21 — like 44 percent of the
student body in 2014, according to
the University’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning — to
carry a concealed weapon onto the
campus would no longer make me
feel safe.
According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of American
College Health, 79 percent of
students surveyed also stated they
would not feel safe with others
carrying concealed weapons on
Supporters of the legislation
might argue the possibility that

people on campus carrying firearms
would deter gun-related violence;
however, the current concealed
carry laws on campuses seem to be
sufficient in keeping violence away
from colleges.
According to a report from the
Education Resources Information Center, only 15 murders were
committed on college campuses
nationwide in 2010, while a total of
11,078 gun-related homicides were
reported in the same year throughout the rest of the U.S. Simply allowing anyone to conceal a firearm
will encourage more violence rather
than prevent it.
The law does not require gun owners to receive training before being
allowed to carry their weapons. In
other words, it would be completely
legal for someone like me, who has

only fired a weapon maybe twice
in his life, to buy a gun and carry it
with me to class on a regular basis.
I would not even feel safe handling
a gun, much less carrying it with
me wherever I went. It would only
be a matter of time before someone
with as little experience would be
responsible for the death of an innocent person.
For now, the University still prohibits weapons on campus, but it
should remain that way past the end
of the exemption in 2017. Allowing
the law to take effect elsewhere in
the state is a different matter, but
campuses of learning institutions
need to continue to be safe places
for their students.
Ross Lubratovic is a junior from
Overland Park studying creative

Strong romantic feelings are not something we should be ashamed of

Why is everyone so mean
to Frank?
Taylor Swift’s part in “Bad
Blood” sounds like “It’s a
Hard-Knock Life,” from


Anissa Fritz

In my first semester at the University of Kansas, I noticed something
very different about college.
It wasn’t the large amount of
homework or the sudden amount
of freedom I now had as a college
student. What I observed was that

having a boyfriend or girlfriend was
no longer considered “cool”; in fact,
it was looked down upon.
If you did have feelings for someone, you had better not show it too
much because focusing your romantic interests on only one person was,
for lack of a better term, “clingy.”
I’m not sure when many young
adults like myself adopted the mentality that having strong, romantic
feelings for another person was
wrong, but I do know this mentality
needs to stop. I believe the best love
stories are the ones that are passionate, deep and full-hearted.
The problem is not that this generation isn’t capable of these strong

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feelings, but that we are afraid to
show we have them at all. A twisted
mindframe has been established
that equates strong feelings for one
person with weakness.
Although having intense feelings
for another person can make you
feel vulnerable, this does not mean
it’s wrong to feel them. Going out
every night and waking up the next
morning not remembering what
you did the previous evening can
seem appealing at first glance, but
those who have led this lifestyle
know that, over time, living in that
mindset leaves a feeling of emptiness.
Caring about someone to the

point where money is no longer
the most important thing, and you
honestly would rather just stay in
pajamas and watch a movie with
your significant other than go out
one night is not an indicator that
you are “whipped.” It shows you
are mature enough to embrace
romantic feelings without fear or
Humans are not wired to be alone.
We need companionship, connection and relationships. So when
you do come across a true romantic
connection, don’t hold back.
Anissa Fritz is a junior from
Dallas studying journalism and

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Energy use on campus


The University’s Lawrence campus spreads across more than 1,000 acres and is comprised of 128 buildings.
Altogether, these buildings use about 125,000,000 kilowatt-hours of energy a year and 500,000 mmbtu.

George Werth, a campus engineer, provided this information.

These statistics, also provided by Werth, indicate that use of
natural gas, which is used in heating, is highest in the winter.

Campus energy use is highest in the summer and early

The Center of Sustainability, according to Reimer, is looking
at implementing automatic schedules and times in buildings.

Cassi Reimer, the Energy Conservation Specialist at the
Center for Sustainability, said she is working with Werth
to work on energy-saving measures.

Reimer’s hope is that the schedules, which are being tested
in the fall, will minimize the amount of energy used by the
heating and air-conditioning systems.

The measures include gradually replacing flourescent
lights with the greener LED lights in campus buildings.

Ideally, the systems will adjust their levels depending on the
building’s use.

Natural gas use by month
Millions of British Thermal Units


Electricity use by month
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Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ comes to the University stage

The longest-running show of any
genre in modern history will make
its appearance on the University
stage this Friday.
The murder mystery “The Mousetrap,” written by Agatha Christie,
creates suspense with its tale of a
gruesome murder and those unlucky
enough to be caught in between.
The play’s plot focuses on seven individuals who have become snowed
in at a guesthouse in a post-World
War II London. Tensions rise after a
murder takes place within the house.
The rest of the play is a back-andforth among the characters, each
trying to figure out who could have
committed the heinous crime.
“The Mousetrap” is famous for its
twist ending, which audience members have been asked to keep secret
after leaving the show since Agatha
Christie first opened the show.
“KU called me up this summer and
asked if I wanted to direct ‘Mousetrap,’” said Doug Weaver, guest director, director of Equity Actors’
Readers’ Theatre in Kansas City and
former University professor. “I love
the play so much, and I love Lawrence and KU, so I had to take the
Weaver has done his best to keep
the performance as accurate to the
source material as possible. Actors
were schooled on their various accents and vernacular in rehearsal,
and the props are authentic.
“We managed to get a bit of recording for a radio broadcast that
was actually used during the 1952
premiere of the show,” Weaver said.
Weaver said he was “thankful and
excited” to take on the role of director for the Kansas Repertory

Theatre, which partnered with the
University Theatre to make this performance possible. Still, Weaver said
he was wary about the challenges he
might have to face — especially regarding the actors.
“I didn’t cast the show; it was cast
before I got involved, so I had no
idea who I was going to be working
with,” Weaver said.
Before Weaver, the Kansas Repertory Theatre had already chosen a
director for the play who made the
decisions about the cast and crew.
When the original choice of director
didn’t work out, Weaver was called
in to take the director’s chair, but he
wasn’t the only one worried about
the future of the production.
“I had my eye on this other director
whom I had worked with before,”
said Aiden Lindholm, a senior from
McPherson majoring in theatre performance, who plays Christopher
Wren. “So I wasn’t too sure when we
got Doug.”
However, Weaver made a strong
impression. Lindholm said he
quickly came to respect the guest
director and his methods.
“The second day of rehearsal, Doug
brought each of us Agatha Christie
books to read,” Lindholm said. “I’ve
done about six plays at KU so far but
I think Doug has really become my
favorite director to work with.”
Weaver’s passion for mystery and
especially for Christie’s work was
the driving force behind bringing
the cast and crew together, Lindholm said.
“I usually hate mysteries and I did
not like the script when I read it,”
said Kevin Siess, a senior from Lawrence and a first-time stage manager
and assistant director. “I needed a
job and so I applied, but I thought it
was just going to be one of those run

Ridley Park, playing character Sergeant Trotter, thinks through the motives for murder in a rehearsal for
Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” From left to right: Michael L. Rapport (Mr. Paravicini), Joseph Fournier
(Major Metcalf) and Park.

of the mill ‘whodunit’ mysteries.”
Lindholm said he felt much of the
same under-excitement for the production early on in the rehearsal
“I had never heard of Agatha
Christie,” Lindholm said, “and I just
thought this would all be one big
Forever the Christie fan, Weaver
found a way to light the fires of motivation for his cast and crew with his
own drive and his own experience
with the play. Though Weaver had
never directed “The Mousetrap” before, he had seen his wife, a professional actress, perform in the show
in Kansas City.
“[Weaver] really flung us into it,”

Lindholm said. “After I learned more
about it, I began to really fall in love
with it. ‘Mousetrap’ really was the
first murder mystery play and it really set the precedent for what makes
a good mystery. It’s really a lot more
than I had originally thought.”
Weaver seemed to make converts
of all the cynics in his cast and crew,
even changing Siess’ mind about the
‘whodunit’ murder mystery.
“After we got it on its feet, especially with our great cast, I’ve just
fallen in love with the show,” Siess
said. “The characters are so unique
and the back-and-forth among them
is my favorite part, and figuring out
where the characters belong within
the mystery is really fun.”

If anyone involved in the play wants
to do it justice, it would be Weaver.
“Anyone who wants to do mystery
wants to do ‘Mousetrap,’” Weaver
said. “It’s the pinnacle of mystery,
but it offers so much more than that.
Even if you don’t enjoy mysteries,
you’ll love this show. It’s the characters; they really bring it to life.”

“The Mousetrap” plays this Friday and
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at
2:30 p.m. at the William Inge Memorial
Theatre in Murphy Hall. The show will
also play July 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 2
at 2:30 p.m.




Chipotle Cultivate fest marks first time in KC with free activities

Rocking a Tears for Fears shirt, Mike Kamerman of Smallpools plays during a set at the Chipotle Cultivate Festival.


Sounds of explosive music and
wafts of made-to-order eats filled the
Penn Valley Park grounds in Kansas
City, Mo., this Saturday for the Chipotle Cultivate Festival.
Between musical sets, festival-goers wandered the grounds, scooped
up free Annie’s snacks, Treetop juice
boxes or bought $6 chorizo tostadas
and beer before bands such as Smallpools, Max Frost and Portugal the

Man performed.
“I cannot believe they have all of
these amazing bands for free,” said
Alex English, a senior at the University of Kansas from Piper studying
organismal biology. “I saw Smallpools in Lawrence at the Granada,
but this is crazy, really cool. It's huge;
I didn't realize it was going to be like
The music lineup included, in
order of appearance, DJ Christopher Golub, Max Frost, Betty Who,
Smallpools, St. Lucia and Portugal,

The Man. Even though the festival
spanned across the park, crowds of
all ages convened around the stage
area or in tents equipped with fans,
waiting for the next free act. Children danced with their parents while
older couples swayed to the music.
The rest — mostly 20-somethings
— were up-close and center, right
next to the stage.
Most of the food and alcoholic
drinks were under $10, and kidfriendly snacks were handed out
for free. Activities were peppered

throughout the festival, such as the
high striker — also known as the
“strongman game” — as well as a
photobooth and a tent to paint a Tshirt. Audiences could watch a short
film about California tofu producers
in a “cinema” tent.
Despite the 90-degree weather,
lines of people stretched across the
park, fanning their faces and waiting for the chance to complete four
of five Chipotle exhibits for a free
burrito and pizza. The exhibits colorfully and interactively taught festi-

val-goers about the farming industry
and the difference between Genetically Modified Organism foods and
natural organic. They also tested
people’s knowledge about GMOs in
an active setting.
In one exhibit, individuals read
things like “I’m most concerned
about inconclusive data on GMO
safety,” for example, and then
dropped an orange ball to answer
on one side. Those on the other side



would see which concern was mostfilled. In another exhibit, people followed a self-guided tour to compare
fresh versus processed food. Examples were displayed on two shelves,
one on top of the other, for easy
“It was kind of interesting to go
to the few of the different exhibits,
what [Chipotle’s] using and what
other people are using [in food
supply],” said Aron Muci, a University graduate student. “I didn’t know
what to expect at first. It's a weird experience because we are all here, it's
so hot, it feels like we are being herded through, but it's cool. It's been a
good atmosphere and the music was


great, too.”
Another tent introduced several
well-known chefs, such as Amanda
Freitag, known for her work on the
Food Network, and Graham Elliot
from “Top Chef ” season two, who
were there to show demos. Almost
all of the chairs were filled 30 minutes before the chefs began their
The self-proclaimed fast-casual
chain has hosted this Cultivate festival of “music, food and ideas” for
about five years. Over those several
years, it’s been to six other cities:
Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco,
Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis and
for the first time this year, Kansas
City, Mo.

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Brothers transform laundromat into new bakery, coffee shop

At 21 and 23 years old, the Petrehn
brothers could be average college
students trudging up the hill to their
9 a.m. classes. Instead, they’re up before the sun in their bakery and coffee shop.
Nearly a month and a half ago, the
brothers turned a laundromat located at 1900 Barker Ave. into their
ideal neighborhood bakery.
Taylor and Reagan Petrehn opened
their bakery called 1900 Barker
in early June, and have seen fairly
steady traffic since.
“The neighborhood has been really
supportive,” Taylor said. “It’s been
fun to meet new people and see new
people in their community environment instead of a downtown strip.
We were really busy right away, and
I feel like we’re starting to hit stride
Taylor, 23, graduated from Johnson
County Community College’s culinary program in 2010. He’s worked
in the restaurant industry for years
but said he began baking professionally three years ago, roughly the
same time he moved to Lawrence
with a group of friends.
“I loved [Lawrence], and decided
to call it home,” Taylor said. “It
had been a dream for a long time. I
walked by this place all the time, and
I was like, ‘What would it be like if
there was a bakery in this neighborhood?’”
The brothers are from Paola, and
said they’ve been foodies for years.
Roughly four years ago, Taylor built
a pizza oven at their family’s home.
He said they’d bring in a guest bartender for the evening and enjoy
great pizza together.
“We’ve almost always done food
together,” Taylor said.
Working with his brother came
naturally to Reagan, he said.
“It’s great. We have 20-plus years

of experience communicating with
each other, so it’s really easy to communicate, and you don’t get that
with any other business partner,”
Reagan said. “I know my ideas will
be understood immediately. I don’t
have to worry.”
Last week 1900 Barker extended
its hours to include Wednesday and
Thursday. The cafe is currently open
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday. The brothers serve coffee
all day but cycle through different
food options. Pastries come out of
the oven at 7 a.m., and in the afternoon the Petrehns focus on their
“Pastries usually sell out pretty
quickly,” Taylor said. “We see a lull
around 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. or
so, and as bread comes out of the
oven people start showing back up
and then they’ll grab an espresso on
their way home from work.”
Of the wheat used in their breads,
25 percent comes from a local farm,
and all the wheat they use is certified organic. The coffee they use will
change every few months as they
switch roasteries.
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Since the cafe has only been open
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they still have room to grow. They’re
planning to offer more lunch options as well as host neighborhood
block parties.
“Our hope is to really serve the
community around us and provide
great bread and coffee for people,”
Taylor said.


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outside, creating a perfect texture variation. It wasn’t too sweet and it wasn’t like
a banana bread, per se, but it was fantastic.
Peach Cream Galette: If we were giving out pastry awards, this one would take
the cake. The freshness of the peaches was only matched in deliciousness by the
sugar-sprinkled crust enveloping the peach-filled goodness.
Blackberry/Plum Galette: This little pastry was slightly more tart than the peach
cream one — no complaints, though. The dark plum-colored center is as beautiful
as it is tasty. The sugar complements the tartness well.
Daily focaccia: This is more of a lunch-type bread, as it’s covered with tomatoes
and olives and baked cheese. It’s the best of all things savory and would make
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Chalmers’ camp aims to give back to community

Former Kansas basketball great
and current Miami Heat point guard
Mario Chalmers returned to Lawrence for his sixth annual Mario
Chalmers Miracle Basketball Camp,
held in the Sports Pavilion at Rock
Chalk Park.
“It feels great [to be back in Lawrence],” Chalmers said. “I come
back every year, so it’s always good
to come back to where it all started
for me.”
Chalmers’ camp welcomed about
40 kids from around Kansas who
wanted to learn the game of basketball.
“Basically we come in and try
to do a skill-based set,” said Ronnie Chalmers, the organizer of the
camp and Mario’s father. “We try
to take the kids and do some drills
and teach them the right fundamentals of basketball. Nothing that their
normal coaches don’t do, but we just
try to enhance what they already
know and try to make corrections
on their mistakes.”
Alex Watts, an 11-year-old from
Lawrence, was one of the participants in the camp.
“It’s been fun and amazing. I never
thought I would have the chance
to learn from [Mario],” Watts said.
“They’ve been teaching me dribbling and shooting.”
Watts said he was notified about
the camp through an email from his
basketball coach at the Kansas United Youth Basketball Club.
DJ Sackmann is one of the coaches
who helped Chalmers teach the
children about basketball through
the I’m Possible Basketball Training

“We just try to help the kids grow
through the game of basketball,”
Sackmann said. “We have a progressive approach, so we really start by
challenging the kids’ skills, make
sure that they’re mistake-driven
when they’re training.
“We try to keep it small so the kids
have more development as far as the
coaches are concerned. Each kid
is getting individualized attention,
which is really good for them,” Sackmann added.
Ronnie said all of the money raised
from the camp would be donated
to charities, like the Mario Chalmers Foundation, the Boys and Girls
Clubs in Kansas and Mario’s Closet,
which offers affordable solutions to
target the physical effects of cancer
treatment. They will also donate to
the Lawrence Memorial Hospital
to support cancer patients and survivors.
Ronnie did note that attendance
numbers for the camp were down a
little this year.
“We’ve been operating in a deficit,
believe it or not. Numbers have been
down,” Ronnie said. “We really don’t
make a profit from it; this is something that we like to do, so we just do
it. We like to give back to the community.”
Mario was not shy about sharing
some thoughts on the 2015-16 Kansas basketball team.
“From what I’ve seen they look
pretty good,” Mario said. “I think
they finally have some upperclassmen in Frank [Mason] and Wayne
[Selden, Jr.] and Perry [Ellis] that
can lead the team. I think they’ll be
pretty good.”
The camp, which began Saturday,
will continue until Wednesday.

Mario Chalmers shoots the basket that tied the NCAA championship
game April 7, 2008. Chalmers hosted a basketball camp this week.




Lee’s sequel succeeds
in telling dark story

In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, author Harper Lee smiles during a ceremony at the Capitol in Montgomery,
Ala. Lee recently published a sequel to her standout novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” “Go Set a Watchman”
portrays the famous character Atticus Finch in a much different light from its prequel.

It’s been 55 years since Harper
Lee’s landmark novel “To Kill a
Mockingbird” was first published.
On Tuesday, “Go Set a Watchman,”
the book’s sequel, premiered to the
First things first: this is a good
book. It is also unfair to compare
“Watchman” to its predecessor, as
“Mockingbird” has the advantage of
more than five decades of being broken down and analyzed by expert
critics and literature classes across
the world.
Similar to “Mockingbird,” this novel is told from the third-person perspective of the girl known as Scout,
now a 26-year-old who goes by Jean
Louise Finch. The plot of the novel
centers around a visit to her hometown of Maycomb, Ala., from her
new home in New York City. During
the visit, Jean Louise grapples with
some extremely dark truths that she
comes to learn about her father, Atticus Finch, and her longtime boyfriend, Henry Clinton.
Atticus became a fictional icon in
“Mockingbird” as the noble white
lawyer who attempts to defend a
black man falsely accused of rape in
Maycomb in the 1930s. In the book,
as well as in the 1962 movie, Atticus
is portrayed as the perfect father and
an idealistic believer in truth and
“Watchman” is set in the 1950s,
where Atticus is revealed to be a segregationist, a racist and strong believer in states’ rights. He has attended a Ku Klux Klan meeting and says
things such as, “The Negroes down
here are still in their childhood as a
people.” Atticus, now a 72-year-old
man suffering from crippling arthritis, also voices strong opinions about
the NAACP-paid lawyers who have

a presence in Alabama, more than
once referring to them as “vultures.”
This shocking revelation forms the
crux of the novel and sets the main
action of the book in motion. However, this revelation takes place almost halfway through the novel. The
majority of the first half of “Watchman” serves as a setup for the events
of the book, reintroducing familiar
characters and introducing the main
plot elements.
The revelation about Atticus may
be shocking and offputting to some,
but it reflects the feelings and attitudes of many Southerners during
this particular chapter of American
history, when the Civil Rights movement was building to a climax.
Lee succeeds in stripping away the
"flawless father" image of Atticus,
portraying him as a flawed man who
was not immune to the deeply-held
racist beliefs of Southerners in the
As Jean Louise is told by her Uncle
Jack, who serves to explain the politics of the South during this time,
"As you grew up, you confused your
father with God. You never saw him
as a man with a man's heart and a
man's failings."
The book itself is fairly manageable
to digest. At 278 pages, more adept
readers can finish it within a couple
The writing is simple to understand, and Lee manages to push
forward the message of her story
without resorting to cliches or convenient plot twists.
There are times when the book
recaptures some of the brilliance of
"Mockingbird." However, Lee uses a
bit too much exposition to set up the
main action of the story.
Although there is a very long buildup to an enthralling climax, “Watchman” is worth reading.




Students hone artistic abilities on 3-week trip to Italy

Five students abandoned the
classroom to sharpen their skills
at four different destinations in
Italy this summer.
Barry Fitzgerald, professor of
design at the University of Kansas, took three illustration majors
and two architecture students to
Rome, Siena, Florence and Venice
for a six credit hour program.
The students spent three weeks
practicing drawing subjects that
were moving around and walking down the street, among other
things, Fitzgerald said. They discussed mental tools that could
help them ground the people they
saw within a space and to create
a sense of space the people they
drew could occupy.
“A lot of these things don’t get
done in a drawing class that is
limited to being in a classroom,”
Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald said there is a different challenge to drawing people
who are moving and may not
know someone is drawing them.
“Learning how to draw while the
world is just moving around and
not stopping and posing for you
takes a different set of tools in order to handle it, know how to approach it and do it successfully,”
he said.
He said he applies content he
taught in a special topics class on
campus several years ago in order
to create his study abroad curriculum.
“It’s a drawing class, but we don’t
have a classroom. The world is
our classroom,” Fitzgerald said.


Destinations of the
study abroad group,
in order:
1. Rome
2. Siena
3. Florence
4. Venice



Jordan Chamberlain, a graduate student in the School of Architecture,
drew this in her sketchbook on June 20 in Florence, Italy.

Jordan Chamberlain, a graduate
student from Chicago in the fiveyear Master of Architecture program, said some of the experience
she gained was unlike anything
she’s studied before.
“[Fitzgerald] was able to get me
out of my comfort zone, because
I know how to draw buildings
really well, but I don’t know how
to draw people and artwork,” she
Chamberlain said her favorite
city was Venice, which she described as “exactly what everyone
pictures in their minds.” Although
the group only spent a few days at

each stop, she said they got a good
taste of each diverse destination.
“Even though we were there for
a short amount of time compared
to a lot of the study abroad programs, we were still able to see a
lot and get a feel for each of the
cultures in the individual cities,”
she said.
Chamberlain said the artistic
skills she honed in Italy are essential to her planned career.
“As an architect, you are drawing
almost every day,” she said. “Part
of the creative process is that we’re
taught to draw, and that’s how we
get our creativity out on paper, as

opposed to putting it into a computer first. [...] The skill of knowing how to put something from
your mind onto a piece of paper
is really crucial for an architect.”
Fitzgerald and Chamberlain
both emphasized that the program is not strictly for illustration
“I would say it’s open to anybody in the sense that I don’t have
any strong prerequisites, but I do
think it’s best suited for students
who have basic drawing skills,”

Fitzgerald said.
However, he said he has had
students participate from various
other programs: industrial design, interior design, graphic design and more. He said he believes
studying abroad is a valuable experience.
“I think that’s very important
for students to start to understand how the rest of the world
works, and that it’s not necessarily
the same as what we know here,”
Fitzgerald said.




Artist Valerie Campos makes her debut in Lawrence

Quiet conversation began at the
Lawrence Arts Center as wine
was served outside a gallery housing a collection of massive, darkedged paintings with vibrant colors
splashed throughout.
The paintings are by Valerie Campos, a self-taught artist who began
painting at age 22. Campos has exhibited her work internationally in
Mexico, Indonesia, France, Spain
and Canada. Her paintings hung
inside the dimly-light gallery of the
Lawrence Arts Center and, for the
first time after 10 months of work,
were presented as a complete exhibition on Friday.
The exhibition, titled “Natural Selection: The Pursuit of Happiness,”
is composed of work Campos cre-

ated during her residency in Lawrence, inspired by Darwin’s theory
of evolution.
“Those who pursue answers are
known as scientists, and those who
pursue questions are known as artists,” Campos said in Friday evening’s gallery talk downtown. “I
chose the title ‘Natural Selection’
for this series as a way to re-interpret
Darwin’s theory as a unifying concept of life.”
Before coming to Lawrence, she
directed a year-long residency project in China titled “Nao Now” that
worked to bring together artists in
China with artists in Mexico, Campos’ home country.
Originally from Mexico City, Campos grew up in Los Angeles. She
spent much of her adult life traveling
and pursuing a career in art, a history she shared with the small crowd

at the gallery talk.
“It’s been a very hard process for
me to be here,” Campos said. “I really appreciate it.”
Campos and her son encountered
a hiccup in their travel plans when
returning to Mexico following her
residency two years ago at The Red
Gate Gallery in Beijing. She learned
her son, Sebastian, didn’t have the
correct visa and he was unable to
attend school in the United States.
She and Sebastian will finally reunite
after her Lawrence Arts Center residency concludes. He is currently living with his father in Mexico.
“I dedicate this show to my son
Sebastian, who is not here,” Campos
said. “This has been a very interesting journey.”
After the gallery talk ended, Campos shared a short film, “Underground Tales of the Eternal Return.”

Several of Valerie Campos’ works lie on a table during the debut of her
exhibition at the Lawrence Arts Center on Friday.

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Kansas volleyball gains experience
with Collegiate National Team

Three Kansas women’s volleyball
players honed their skills for the upcoming season while participating
in the U.S. Collegiate National Team
The program took place in New
Orleans at the end of June and lasted
for nine days. On the final day, senior Tiana Dockery and sophomore
Kelsie Payne led their team to a
championship game victory.
Dockery led her team in kills, totaling 38 kills in three matches. After
receiving 2014 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors, the 5-foot-10
outside hitter from Richmond,
Texas, was looking to use the CNT

program as a springboard for next
“She was taking some good heavy
swings, setting a little bit out of
the back row which is good to see .
She was a good six-rotation player,
which is what we expect,” coach Ray
Bechard said. “We hope that correlates to a big senior year for her.”
The program involved 35 different
athletes who were split into three
teams: the CNT Blue, Red and
White teams. The third Jayhawk in
the program was sophomore Ainise Havili, a setter who received an
American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Honorable
Mention as a freshman in 2014.
Havili competed for the CNT
White team.

“Knowing that I can play with
some of the best, and not only hang
but actually beat them, makes me
very excited for this upcoming season,” Havili said.
The program was structured in a
round-robin format. The CNT Blue
Team won both of its games in pool
play to advance to the championship game. They defeated the CNT
Red Team in four sets. Dockery led
the team with 12 kills and was supplanted by Payne’s 10 kills.
Dockery said she was excited for
what winning the championship
against high-level competition could
do for her team.
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Dockery said. "We are more than
ready for the season to kick in."
The biggest takeaway, however,
is not a championship for Dockery and Payne. All three Jayhawks
gained experience against some of
the best players in the country.
“They got pushed each and every
day, each and every practice because
everyone around them was playing
at a high level,” Bechard said. “It’s
nothing but positives for all three of
Sophomore Kelsie Payne may have
obtained the most value from the
nine days of training and competition.
As a freshman in 2014, Payne was
hampered by a foot injury in addition to being new to collegiate athletics. By season’s end, Payne flashed
her potential with a career-high 15

kills and eight blocks — both of
which led the team — in an NCAA
Tournament match against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
This offseason, including playing in
the CNT program, is important for
Payne’s development, Bechard said.
“Kelsie is pretty new to the sport
and new to the position she was
playing,” Bechard said. “It was great
to see her continue to grow.”
As the fall semester approaches,
the Kansas volleyball team gets
ready to begin play once again. The
team has seen three straight seasons
appearing in the NCAA Tournament, but following a first round exit
last season, the Jayhawks are looking
to push for an even better year.
“If the three of us play like we did in
New Orleans and also motivate our
team, there’s nothing we can’t do
this year,” Havili said. “Our potential
this season is so high and I can’t wait
to see how far this team goes.”


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Kickball players
compete in local league

Every Sunday evening in the summer, dozens of adults come together
at various Lawrence parks to play a
game typically reserved for elementary playgrounds.
The Kaw Valley Kickball League
is a competitive group of 32 adult
teams that compete from the end of
May to August for a trophy. It’s one
of a few kickball leagues in the city
— and one of the most competitive.
The league began more than 10
years ago, said Alex Hawman, who
plays for the Hertz Doughnut DHoles. Some of the teams have been
around since the very beginning.
“It’s pretty much just a giant family,” Hawman said. “The people on
my team, I’ve played with them
for about five years now, two years
in this league and three in the city
Hawman said the level of competition varies from team to team: some
teams are just happy to be in the
league, and others are in it to win.
Josh Davis has been competing for
a few years on his team, the Ladybird Harpies.
“I play on a team that is not one of
the better teams, and we don’t take it

too seriously,” Davis said. “We enjoy
it, and we want to do well, but we
don’t lose sleep if we don’t.”
Elise Monaco, a two-year veteran
of her team, the Rockets, said she
loves when someone makes a good
play and everyone celebrates.
“I love seeing somebody, especially
if it’s unexpected, take out someone
that’s been around for a long time,”
she said. “It’s really nice to see the
newcomers and the people that you
don’t expect to take it to the next
Monaco said her favorite part of
the games is the trash talk. She said
the rivalry is built up by the blog,
Sundays in the Park, which picks the
most competitive games of the week
and discusses them.
“This group of people, so many of
them have been here for years and
years, so they really know how to
push each other’s buttons, so it can
be really competitive,” Monaco said.
This past Sunday was the last round
of pool play before the teams go into
playoffs for their final few weeks.
“There are only a few weeks left
for some teams,” Monaco said. “The
end is a sad moment and you have
to work your ass off to get to that

University of Kansas alumnus Alan Weil runs for first base after slamming the ball. This is his fourth year
playing kickball.

Four year kickball player Joe Rachel, a
member of the Rats, runs around the
plate after a base hit Sunday evening.

University alumnus Brandon Daley kicks the ball during a
match between his team, the Goats, and the Rats in their game
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Gold medal-winning Jayhawks return to great welcome

After a three-week journey to
Gwangju, South Korea, the Kansas men’s basketball team returned
home Wednesday with gold medals
in hand from the World University
This is the USA’s first gold medal in
men’s basketball at the World University Games since 2005.
“It feels good to be back; it was a
week too long, though,” coach Bill
Self said. “The fact with playing and
winning [is that] the guys really enjoyed it.”
Self said the World University
Games was an incredible experience for his team. He mentioned
how his team played well with SMU
guard Nic Moore and Florida Gulf
Coast guard Julian DeBose on the
team, even while missing sophomore guards Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk,
Devonte’ Graham, junior guard
Brannen Greene and freshman forward Cheick Diallo.
Diallo arrived in Lawrence while
the team was in Korea and was introduced in front of the crowd during
the homecoming celebration.
Self said it was different playing international teams but overall everyone on the U.S. team had fun playing
the game. He hopes this is a momentum changer going into next season.
“I hope it’s a springboard [into next
season],” Self said. “I don’t think anyone saw us winning the gold medal.”
Junior guard Wayne Selden, who

started as a good contributor during his first two years at Kansas, had
breakout moments in the World
University Games as the top scorer
among all teams, averaging 19.3
points per game in eight games.
Selden said he thinks of this as a
confidence booster going into next
“It helps us all,” Selden said. “We
all competed as a team [...] seeing
guys step up all different types of
ways over there [in South Korea], it
helped everybody out.”
When senior forward Perry Ellis decided to return to Kansas for
another year, he said he knew there
was more to be done for the Kansas
program. Ellis said this was the first
gold medal he has worn since his
high school days at Wichita Heights
High School in Wichita, where he
competed in track and field in addition to basketball.
Ellis said he’s exhausted after all
the games but glad to be home. He
hopes this experience can bring
some momentum going into next
“It’s an honor just to do this,” he
said. “It’s my last year, and I want to
make it the best and that was a great
opportunity to do this.”
Winning a gold medal gives the
Jayhawks momentum and experience before the beginning of the
season on Oct. 9 at Late Night in the
Phog. If Kansas fans liked what the
Jayhawks did in South Korea, they
may be just that much more excited
for next season because of it.

Senior forward Perry Ellis addresses the crowd at Hoglund Ballpark as teammates Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk,
Wayne Selden Jr., Jamari Traylor and Devonte’ Graham stand by Wednesday, July 15.


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