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THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2016 | VOLUME 130 ISSUE 8

THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN


THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1904

MIssy Minear/KANSAN
Senior Jimmy Ervin, Kansas City, has been collecting shoes since he was in grade school. Now, Erving has between 40 and 50 pairs total.

SNEAKERHEADS

Sneaker enthusiasts get creative to find unique, collectible shoes


BEN FELDERSTEIN
@KansanNews

or CJ Newton, a University senior from


Houston, his love of
sneakers started at a young
age.
When he was in third
grade, his friends started
showing up to school in
new basketball sneakers.
Each day he noticed more
and more new shoes. For
weeks he begged his mom
to buy him a pair of white
and Carolina-blue Michael
Jordans. When she finally did, Newton knew from
that moment sneakers were
his passion.

That was the first pair


of shoes that I ever picked
out myself, Newton said.
Ever since that day, I grew
to love sneakers.
Through the years, Newtons collection has grown
to nearly 50 pairs, which he
estimates to be worth about
$7,500. Living in Houston, he was able to purchase sneakers regularly
in stores, but now living in
the Midwest, adding to his
collection has become a bit
more difficult, he said.
Jimmy Ervin, a senior
and self-identified sneakerhead from Kansas City,
Kan., said sneakerheads in
the Midwest are at a disad-

vantage because of the lack


of sneaker stores nearby.
Larger cities might have
more of an abundance of
stores and a wider variety.
Now, Newton and Ervin
have turned to other means
to buy their shoes.
For Newton, he relies on
connections to obtain shoes
he wants.
I have trust in them,
and they trust me with
always having my cash
ready, Newton said. It's a
give and take.
Newton said he is into
fashion, so he exchanges
fashion tips and locations
to buy different clothing for
his sneaker hook up.

Ervin relies on friends


hes made at the Footlocker
in Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kan. Ervin, unlike Newton, has to wait for
Footlocker to be notified of
new releases, and he has to
show up and wait for them.
Sneaker
enthusiasts'
connections put them at
an advantage over people without connections.
They either dont have to
wait online or they find out
about releases before other
people do. Preston Bukaty,
a 2011 University alumnus
who now works in Denver
and fellow sneakerhead,
said it is just part of the
game.

You cant knock the


hustle; everyone has a
hookup for something, Bukaty said.
Bukaty also said big
chains, such as Footlocker,
dont always have the same
variety as online stores do.
A Footlocker in Kansas City
is not getting as many sizes
as a FlightClub in New York
or California. This leads to
a large resale market that
affects the way the sneaker game is played and can
greatly raise the prices.
Because stores dont always have what shoppers
want in stock, sneakerheads are forced to log onto
the web and pay two times

and sometimes even three


times the cost for a pair of
shoes. These high prices
come from fellow sneakerheads going to New York
or California and finding
unique sneaker boutiques,
buying the shoes, then selling them because they now
have the monopoly on the
unique shoes.
When buying shoes
online, people sell them
for $300 or more, Bukaty
said. I dont want to do
that because I know they
cost half that.
SEE SNEAKERHEADS
PAGE 2

Chancellor addresses concerns at the University


FOREST LASSMAN
@ForestLassman

Chancellor Bernadette
Gray-Little hosted the
second University update
Feb. 9. For 30 minutes,
Gray-Little discussed mul-

tiple issues and successes


the University has had over
the past year.
Condolences:
Gray-Little started the
event by offering her condolences to Christopher Sowas family. Sowa, who was
interim associate director

for residence life with KU


Student Housing, died late
last month.
Campus
construction:
Gray-Little also discussed the multiple new
building projects on campus. She addressed the

Kelcie Matousek/KANSAN
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little addresses a group of University faculty and staff Feb. 9 about major projects
underway and goals the University is currently trying to obtain.

opening of Learned Engineering Expansion Phase


2 and the current construction of the Earth, Energy
and Environment Center.
She also spoke about the
development of the Central
District project.
Its a very large project,
and we have tried for years
to get at least the science
building part of this done,
Gray-Little said. We have
not been able to raise the
funds for that, either from
state funding or donations,
so we developed a funding
strategy for that building.
It does not use state-appropriated funds and does not
require legislative approval.
Budget concerns:
We have lowered budget projections because
of income tax reductions
from a couple of years ago,
and the actual collection of

taxes has been lower than


those lower projections,
Gray-Little said. We are
not collecting the level of
income tax and other receipts that are anticipated,
so the legislature is faced
with how to fashion a budget for the coming year with
really so much uncertainty
about income.
She also expressed concern over the potential for
reduced funding from the
state.
We depend very importantly on the state for state
support," she said. "At this
point there are no plans
or proposals to reduce the
state funding for higher education, but we dont know
what thats going to be by
the time the legislature
ends in May."
Diversity:
Gray-Little also discussed the issues of diver-

sity and inclusion facing


campus.
During the past few
months, you have heard a
great deal about diversity
and inclusion on this campus, and youve read about
diversity and inclusion issues on campuses around
the country, Gray-Little
said. We have had many
discussions here on our
campus, [and] we have a
plan that was launched []
that updated the campus
on where we are, what we
are doing [and] plans that
we are doing, and I think
that is proceeding well.
Gray-Little will hold
another update March 1 at
the School of Nursing Auditorium at the University
Medical Center in Kansas
City, Mo.
Edited by Madi
Schulz

House committee hears bill to criminalize revenge porn


JAMES HOYT
@jamesjhoyt

TOPEKA A House
committee is debating a bill
that would make "revenge
porn" illegal.
The House Judiciary
Committee heard a testimony Monday on HB
2080, which would ban the
publication or distribution
of nude photos or videos
without an individuals

consent.
Current state law prevents the publication of
photos taken without consent. The proposed legislation would prevent distribution of photos taken
consensually but posted
without an individuals
knowledge.
Currently, 17 states already have revenge porn
laws, according to the Cy-

ber Civil Rights Initiative,


a group that aims to raise
awareness about non-consensual porn.
Rep. Sydney Carlin,
D-Manhattan, a bill supporter, said she knows
someone whose quality of
life suffered after a revenge
porn incident.
It was devastating for
her, for her family. She lost
her job and her reputation

was scarred, and people


were coming to her assuming she was available for
sexual favors, Carlin said.
Carlin also said websites sometimes will charge
users money to get photos
removed, something not all
individuals can afford.
The only opposition to
the bill came from the Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

In a written testimony, the


ACLU raised concerns that
the bill would not allow
the use of images for educational purposes or when
newsworthy.
Rep. Stephanie Clayton,
R-Overland Park, said she
had drafted an amendment
to the bill that would allay
those fears and address issues surrounding images of
public figures.

Committee chair Rep.


John Barker, R-Abilene,
said work on the bill will
continue this week.
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and Shane Jackson

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SNEAKERHEADS
FROM PAGE 1
During a 2011 Ted
Talk, Josh Luber, a
sneaker data analyst,
said over 9 million
pairs of sneakers were
resold in the United

States for about $1.2


billion. He goes on
to say there are more
than 48 online venues
to purchase sneakers, and the market
is completely unregulated. You can buy
any sneaker for any
price off any website,

he said.
Although Bukaty
does not buy into the
resale values, most
sneakerheads in the
Midwest, devoid of
small sneaker-boutique resources, are
ready and willing to
pay whatever it costs

to buy limited-edition
sneakers online.
But there are reasons
sneakerheads
buy them, and its not
just so their feet look
cool.
Ervin and Newton
said they have interactions with people

on campus based on
the shoes they are
wearing. Newton said
that people approach
him to engage in conversation. He said
enjoys it because the
people who approach
him are usually wearing collectible sneak-

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Sometimes I see
people looking at me
kind of funny, Ervin
said. Then Ill look
away, and all of the
sudden, theyre right
next to me talking
about my shoes.
While it is more
difficult to purchase
limited sneaker releases in the Midwest,
it is not impossible. It
can be tough, but true
sneakerheads find a
way.
The game weeds
out the people who
are in it to just get
shoes, Bukaty said.
You have to be more
in it for the game and
get a hook up and care
more and spend more
money to get these
limited releases.
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From his collection of 40-50 shoes, Jimmy Ervin, a senior from Kansas City, lines up a small chunk of them.

Anti-domestic-violence advocate recounts personal


experience of domestic abuse to spread awareness
LARA KORTE
@ lara_korte

Leslie Morgan Steiner,


a national domestic violence prevention advocate,
spoke at the Dole Institute
of Politics Monday night
about her own experience
as a survivor of a violent,
abusive relationship and to
raise awareness of domestic
violence. Although the story
she told was a personal one,
Steiner emphasized that in
every case of abuse, there
are patterns and signs.
Here are three takeaways from her talk:
Domestic
violence
can happen to anyone,
anywhere.
When Steiner met her
future husband, she was a
22-year-old Harvard graduate living in New York City.
As a young girl, Steiner said
she grew up with a mother
that believed she was not
just equal to, but a little bit
more equal than her male
counterparts.
We want to understand
why people become victims, and the easiest thing
is to blame the victim, and
to say that it was somehow
the victims fault, that she
had no self-esteem, that
she wasnt very smart or
she was an immigrant with
too many children, Steiner
said. Those are the kinds
of things that I thought
growing up. I thought those
were the only people who
would stay with a man who
beat them; I thought theyd
have to be pretty stupid to
stay with a man who beat
them.
Steiner said its important to note that anyone can
be the victim of domestic
violence.
Relationship violence
happens in every single
community around the
world. And I absolutely
promise you, that right now
in this room, there is somebody who was either abused
as a child or is either being
abused right now or who is
an abuser, Steiner said.
The
problem
of
dmestic
violence
is
complex.
After meeting her future
husband, Steiner said they
quickly fell into a whirlwind
romance. She recalls how
much time and attention he
devoted to making her feel
special.

He was funny, and he


was really smart himself,
really self-deprecating, and
he made me laugh, and he
made me feel so incredibly
special. He made me feel
like he understood me, better than anybody I had ever
met, she said.
In retrospect, Steiner
said this kind of fairy-tale
romance was all a part of
a dangerous pattern that
would repeat itself. Soon,
the two got engaged and the
relationship progressed to
the next step: isolation. Her
soon-to-be-husband, saying he wanted a fresh start,
moved the two out of New
York City to a rural town
in New England, leaving a
community of friends, coworkers and neighbors.
Soon after their move,
Steiners then-fiance began
purchasing guns, claiming it was for self-defense.
Looking back now, she
said the guns were a way
her abuser had begun to
introduce the threat of violence.
Relationship violence
always follows the same
pattern, Steiner said. At
the beginning, its a fairytale, then you move into
the isolation, then you
move into the phase where
theres the threat of violence, and then the actual
violence, and then it kind of
repeats itself.
Five days before their
wedding, Steiner said her
fiance attacked her for the
first time. Believing the
incident to be a one-time
issue, she married him anyways.
Steiner said although
she at first knew what he
did was wrong, she still had
a great amount of love for
her charming, caring husband.
He would attack her
twice more on their honeymoon and continue doing
so for years to come.
Break the silence.
Steiner said she kept her
abuse hidden for years in
an effort to deny to herself
that anything was wrong.
However, it was the small
action of one friend that
first helped her acknowledge the problem.
He took my hand and
said, I know somethings
wrong, and I just need
to know that youre OK.
Thats all he said, Steiner

said. It destroyed every bit


of my denial in an instant; it
was like a glass shattering.
After that, Steiner said
she told her college friend
about the abuse. She said
having someone who knew
what was happening that
she could confide in broke
the isolation.
After moving back into
a city-setting to attend
business school with her
husband, things got better,
Steiner said. With a community around her, Steiner
said she felt safer, and after
confronting her husband,
the abuse stopped for a period of time.
However, it was during
the winter break that the
violence happened again.
This time, the beating was
almost fatal. Steiner said
her husband barricaded
her in their bedroom, and
for almost two hours, she
drifted in and out of con-

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sciousness as he repeatedly
attacked her. She said she
realized she had a choice to
make: him or herself. She
chose herself. After talking
her husband down from his
violent rage, Steiner said
she immediately took action.
I filed a restraining order, and when I got home
from city hall later that
night, I called probably 10
people, my 10 best friends
and my sister people that
I had been lying to, had not
told about the violence before and I told them all
the truth, Steiner said,
I broke the silence.
If you or someone you
know is experiencing domestic violence, there are
many local resources that
can help.
24/7 Domestic Violence
Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
The Willow Domestic

Violence Center: 785-8433333


University CARE Coordinator (Campus Assistance, Resources and Education): 785-864-9255
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Whether its paper cups or plastic bottles, it is picked up after athletic games and brought to the recycling center to be sorted.

Clubs spend hours cleaning Fieldhouse after games


MADDY MOLONEY

to clean up the sea of litter left behind by fans, taking the place of
a janitorial service. In return, the
campus groups receive $2,800.
The Ultimate Frisbee team puts
the extra money toward a practice field, facilities, entry fees and
travel tournament fees. This year,
the team was able to participate
in four cleanups. This resulted in
the team being able to fly to two
tournaments this year.
It's definitely cool to be in Allen Fieldhouse after no one is in
there. Finkelstein said. [It] is
pretty cool to see it empty and be
part of the process of cleaning it
up and allowing [KU] to have another game and
its cool that they
pay us.
The
money,
however, is not
easily earned. It
takes, on average, five to six
hours to clean the
Fieldhouse. The
cleaning
starts
after the broadcasters
finish
postgame, which

@MaddyMoloney016

When Jason Finkelstein, a senior from Hopkins, Minn., attends mens basketball games he
faces a dilemma participate in
the game-day tradition of tossing
shredded copies of the University Daily Kansan into the air or
save himself more work after the
game.
As a member of the University's
Ultimate Frisbee team, Finkelstein and his teammates are hired
multiple times a year by KU athletics to clean Allen Fieldhouse
following games.
Its definitely hard to do, Finkelstein said. It takes a long
time, kids have homework, you
dont get a lot of sleep, kids have
8 a.m.s, its not ideal but as the
club officers, they look forward
to it because it's a lot of income
coming in.
Jay Ellis, assistant athletic director of facilities, is in charge of
organizing campus groups to participate in the Allen Fieldhouse
post-game cleanup. Its a program
that allows campus organizations

for an 8 p.m. game can mean students dont get out until nearly
4:30 a.m. It can take some groups
until the next days lottery to finish cleaning. Groups that do not
complete the cleanup or do not
clean up satisfactorily will have
their pay cut, and KU Athletics
will then hire a custodial service.
Ellis said he agrees the experience can be overwhelming and
makes new groups start cleaning
after womens basketball games
to work them up to the full-house
mens basketball games.
Ive done stadium cleanups and
everything is fine until you put
your hand in nacho cheese, nacho

cheese is like gum, Ellis said.


Groups that participate in the
cleanup remove approximately
3,750 pounds of waste, according
to Waste Reduction Manager Eric
Nelson. 40 percent is now recycled due to the fact that in 2013
the athletic department adopted
a partnership with KU Recycles
called Rock Chalk Recycle, which
promotes reducing waste at KU
sporting events.
[KU] athletics has been great
in embracing this program. Nelson said. Its good marketing for
them and its just the right thing
to do. Its also what youre seeing
in the professional sports market

as well.
Of the nearly 1,500 pounds of
recycling sent to the KU recycling
center each game, Nelson says a
majority of what he receives is either Coke products or ripped up
pieces of the Kansan, and occasionally Fireball shooters, picked
up by the organization's cleaning
up.
Its a dirty, thankless job, but
we appreciate it. We appreciate
all the groups that work really
hard doing this.
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The past, the present
and the future walk into
a bar. It was tense.
Bank closes at 4:30.
I showed up at 4:39
thinking it closed at 5.
Never. Again.
Overheard in class: No,
I dont brush my hair
unless its the weekend.
Lets play how long will
it be before my entire
hall knows Im gay?
Went to McDonalds to
get a McChicken... my
card got declined. Wish
I was kidding.
Retweet to the guy who
said The Price Is Right
is an underrated show.
93 days, as of
Thursday, until
Commencement.
Now that the Super
Bowl is over, where
am I going to get
my advertisement for
constipation medicine?
I dyed part of my hair
purple and none of
my coworkers noticed.
#stealthy
When your tax refund
is deposited and youre
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Issawi: Take advantage of opportunities


in college for real, committed love
DANYA ISSAWI
@danyasawi

ove,
if
examined
through a scientific lens,
is seemingly simple.
We can break it down into
a few essential factors, like
proximity, physical attractiveness and age. The list
goes on, and under these
conditions, its essentially a
glorified biological response
to our instinctual drive to
procreate.
But, if you have an ounce
of curiosity beneath the
cloak of cynicism that envelops the concept, you might
wonder if love is more. You
could be curious as to why
we lust after love why
we crave it. You might find
yourself questioning what
the underlying implications
of falling in love are. And
you might wonder if love is
something much closer than
a far-off idea, something
more tangible, and if it can
actually be found in college.
We grew up with a falsified idea of what love was.

We are the products of traditional relationships and


marriages. We were raised
on Disney films in which lions and dalmatians found
better luck in love than most
humans ever could and
Nicholas Sparks novels that
fed the insatiable, hopeless
romantic that quietly manifested within us. The intent
of these movies and books
was to leave us satisfied,
having learned a lesson, but
instead, we are left with unrealistic expectations.
After years of dipping our
toes in the water and trying
to mimic the relationships
we had grown up surrounded by, we learned that these
expectations didnt suit us.
So we pushed them aside
and created our own.
As Millenials, we have
established our own method
of developing relationships.
More often than not, we
hook up and are subsequently given two options when it
comes to this potential love
interest: dismiss or pursue.
With anywhere between 60

and 80 percent of college


students having experienced
a random hook-up, according to the American Psychological Association, its far
from orthodox. But its the
route we have chosen, and
sometimes, depending on
the path taken, it works.
This course of action isnt
necessarily wrong. Its just
different.
Our parents have labeled us as a generation of
hook-ups and flings. They
shame us for placing the
foundations of our future
relationships in something
as intangible as a thing
something so obscure and
meaningless that it remains
just that, ready to unravel at
the drop of a pin. Its neither
solid nor concrete.
But can they blame us?
Were a generation driven by the pursuit of new
types of success and a fear
of failure, and when thrown
into the ever-present competitive atmosphere of a
college campus, these ideals
are intensified. At this age,

commitment to anything is
difficult enough due to the
underlying fear that something better might come
along and that an opportunity for optimal success will
be lost. Therefore, prematurely slapping a label on
any sort of relationship can
be panic-inducing.
With a hesitancy toward
investing too much of ourselves into one person combined with the curiosity and
drive to experience a relationship, we form things,
or mini-relationships, and
bask in the fluidity and
lack of commitment they
require, in case something
better does come along.
Weve become paralyzed
when faced with the concept
of love as a result of several
self-fulfilling
prophecies.
Slowly but surely, we have
trained ourselves to believe
that everyone is only after
one thing, and that college is only meant for fun.
For some, these beliefs hold
true, but for others, by forcibly implementing these

ideas into our lives, we are


creating our own missed
connections potential
relationships that died because we told ourselves they
werent supposed to survive
and that it wasnt the time.
College is crucial for a
plethora of reasons beyond
getting into a relationship, such as laying down
a pathway to a successful
and fulfilling job and finding out who you are at your
core. Love is, more often
than not, the last thing on
our minds, as it should be
as we continue to discover
ourselves, but if the opportunity presents itself to us,
maybe we shouldnt brush it
off because were told to do
so. Maybe we should stop
trying to fit the mold cast by
our generation and the one
before it, and instead allow
our relationships to manifest in ways that seem right
for us ways that we deem
tangible.
Edited by Samantha
Harms

Today in class I learned


that the yellow skittles in
a bag of skittles contain
20% of your daily
vitamin C
I would be dead without
coffee
Not even Beyonc can
lure me to TIDAL.
I would vote for
whoever wrote the Ted
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HOROSCOPES
WHATS YOUR
SIGN?

Aries ( March 21-April


19)
Youre getting stronger today
and tomorrow. Ask for what
you want. The conversation is
half the fun. Things fall together for you. Balance mental,
emotional and spiritual health
with regular practices. Take a
walk outside.
Taurus ( April 20-May 20)
Finish up tasks today and
tomorrow. Your intuition is
especially strong. Think about
what you really want, and
imagine it happening. What
did it take to get there? Map
the steps and begin.
Gemini ( May 21-June
20)
Group and community activities go far over the next two
days. Make sure what you
build is solid. Pass along what
youre learning. Friends show
you a view you hadnt considered. It could be fun.
Cancer ( June 21-July 22)
Take on more responsibility
today and tomorrow. Make
decisions and strategize your
professional plan. You can
solve a puzzle. A rise in status
is possible. Provide valuable
information and your influence
grows.
Leo ( July 23-Aug. 22)
Youd rather play than work for
the next few days. Get into an
expansion phase. Write down
long-range goals. Travel and
adventure suit your ambitions.
Study and plan your itinerary.
Make reservations.
Virgo ( Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Study ways to make and
keep money. Handle financial
matters today and tomorrow.
To avoid problems, play by
the book. Review your budget,
and set logical steps to attain
goals. Negotiate and discuss.
Libra ( Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Strengthen a partnership with
love and attention over the
next few days. Negotiate
shared plans. Listen, and speak
your piece. Together, you can
move mountains. Support each
other. Give up something to go
further.

Alex Robinson/KANSAN
Spencer Dickerson works in a handle for his pinewood derby piece, a car that has gears but only moves back and
forth.

ART IN FOCUS:
Spencer Dickerson,
metalsmith
BRIANNA CHILDERS
@Breeanuhh3

When Spencer Dickerson started college, his


major was drawing and
painting. But when he
took a class specializing in
metalsmithing, it struck a
chord with him. He liked
the tools, especially the
jeweler's saw.
I would see friends
taking metal classes, and
I never understood them
cutting with this jeweler's
saw, and it would look like
they were cutting with a
wire, Dickerson said. This
was the main thing that
really interested me and
somewhere along the line,
other things came about.
Dickerson, a firstyear graduate student
from Belleville, Ill.,
in the metalsmithing
program, received his
undergraduate degree
from Southern Illinois
University Edwardsville in
metalsmithing.

Dickerson came to the


University for graduate
school to teach more. By
the time he finishes school,
he will have 2 1/2 years of
teaching experience.
I wanted to teach more
than anything, but its a
little bit tricky when you
are getting an art degree
because what do you do
after that? Dickerson
said. A good one is to be a
professor and you still have
a spot where you can make
work but you dont have to
be reliant on your work to
have an income.
Dickerson currently
teaches Intro to Metalsmithing on Tuesdays
and Thursdays.
I hope I can inspire
someone to find a similar
path in life and that they
might be able to find what
they really love to do just
because somebody told
them that they can, he
said.
Dickerson said metalsmithing is a difficult me-

dium to work with. Growing up, people typically get


an idea of how to work with
certain mediums, such as
pencils, charcoal, paint and
clay. But metal is a foreign
medium for kids or most
anyone.
Besides teaching Intro
to Metalsmithing, Dickerson has been making toys,
but these arent ordinary
toys. One of these toys is a
pinewood derby car with an
arrow that sits on top and
reads turn.
Dickerson said the
inspiration behind the
derby car comes from his
childhood when he wanted
to be a Boy Scout.
I remember one year
my mom said she signed
me up, and then summer
came, and I wasnt in Boy
Scouts, Dickerson said. It
was around the time there
was a lot of molestation going on with troop leaders,
and they didnt put me in
because of that.
Dickerson compared

Alex Robinson/KANSAN
An art piece similar to a satellite by Spencer Dickerson, a graduate student
of metalsmithing. His pieces often reflect his want for exploring.

that pinewood derby car,


which moves back and
forth but doesn't go anywhere, to that experience.
And something else is
different about Dickerson's
toys and his art: you can
touch it.
The turn sign on top
of the car indicates that it
can be touched, which is
needed, Dickerson says,
because in most cases, art
isnt meant to be touched.
He also said the arrow
aspect came from watching
his friend in undergraduate
school make big arrows
and bows that had lights on
them. He thought it represented a mixture of popular
culture and art.
But his favorite part of
metalsmithing, his art, is
getting to work with hammers and blowtorches.
Whats not to love?"
Dickerson said. "I think,
like most boys, I liked
smashing stuff and setting
stuff on fire as a little kid.
I guess it kind of makes

sense Im bringing toys


back into everything.
As for his least favorite
part, Dickerson said, metalsmithing is time-consuming and labor intensive.
There are no shortcuts, and
everything has to be very
precise.
Though he hasnt been
in many shows except for
a couple around St. Louis
and one before he graduated from SIUE, he hopes
people get a sense of discovery out of his work and
the toys he builds.
I was longing for our
country to return to this
notion of discovery and
exploration, Dickerson
said. I guess by inviting
the viewer to interact with
the pieces in their own way
they have a discovery of
what happens.
Edited by Sarah
Kruger

Scorpio ( Oct. 23-Nov. 21)


Focus on your work for the
next couple of days. The pace
is picking up. Pour on the
steam, and check tasks off your
list. The excellent job youve
been doing reflects well on
you.
Sagittarius ( Nov. 22-Dec.
21)
Romance and passion recur as
themes today and tomorrow.
Someone nearby has your
attention. Use your charms and
wit. Savor delicious conversation. Practice your arts. The
more you play, the more skillful
you grow.
Capricorn ( Dec. 22-Jan.
19)
Get fully into a household
project. Family comes first
today and tomorrow. Play
with long-term plans, and take
steps toward fulfilling a dream.
Double-check materials, and
compare prices. Make necessary upgrades.

Alex Robinson/KANSAN
The pinewood derby piece that Spencer Dickerson is working on. No matter how the gear is worked, the car will
only go back and forth.

Aquarius ( Jan. 20-Feb.


18)
Youre especially clever with
words over the next few days.
Theres no such thing as a
stupid question, but your timing
could be off. Review your lists.
Study. Assimilate. Express your
view. Get philosophical.
Pisces ( Feb. 19-March
20)
Tap another source of revenue.
The next two days are good
for business. Theres money
coming in (and going out). Pay
bills before splurging. Track the
flow to minimize leakage. You
could do quite well.

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Spencer Dickerson works on parts for his pinewood derby piece. He has his
own workshop to hand-craft most of his parts.

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Alumnus turns basement into c ffee-roasting business


BRIANNA CHILDERS
@breeanuhh3

Growing up, Zach Tarhini


never
dreamed
about
owning a coffee roasting
company. The idea didnt
formulate until he started
drinking coffee in college
and became enthralled with
where coffee is grown and
why it tastes the way it does.
Tarhini, now owner of
Meta Coffee Roasting Co.,
started working at The
Roasterie in Kansas City,
Mo. right after graduating
from the University of
Kansas in 2011. From there,
he found a consultant who
was able to teach him the
finer details of roasting
coffee.

Tarhini, a Paola native,


opened
Meta
Coffee
Roasting Co. in June of
2015. Tarhini's coffee is
currently sold at The Merc
in Lawrence, Natures Own
Health Market in Kansas
City, Mo., and Brookside
Farmers Market in Kansas
City, Mo., during the
summer. The coffee can
also be bought online.
Tarhini doesnt have a
storefront, so he converted
the basement of his house,
located in Prairie Village,
into a roasting facility.
For Tarhini, the locations
where his coffee is sold are
very important to him.
We have a focus on
organic,
single-origin
coffee, so I wanted to find

local grocers or places


where customers would
have the same ideas or
values I did, Tarhini said.
Tarhini said The Merc
was a place he visited a
lot while in college and he
initially didnt think about
bringing his business back
to Lawrence, but it made
sense since their values
aligned with his.
The Merc began selling
Meta Coffee in November.
Lowen
Millspaugh,
merchandising
manager
at The Merc, said Meta
Coffee fits the stores values
because all coffee at The
Merc is fair trade.
She said the coffee is doing
well in the store.
People these days are

wanting more of a boutique


type of coffee, so we have
expanded our package
offering to Meta Coffee
and another local roaster,
Millspaugh said. They are
a little higher in price than
what we have in bulk, but
people dont seem to mind
paying for the local factor.
Meta Coffee Roasting Co.
offers two to three different
coffees at a time from
different places of origin,
such as Ethiopia and Costa
Rica.
Tarhini said he goes
through importers and he
gets his samples of coffee
beans from them, then he
roasts the beans to get an
idea of what the coffee has
to offer. He said he selects

Paige Stingley/KANSAN
Zach Tarhini pours out a serving of coffee beans into the roaster, which is the first step in the roasting process.

the coffee based purely on


the taste and quality.
Tarhini said that when
testing the coffee he
evaluates it based on
acidity, body and depth. He
then considers the flavor
the coffee has and what he
thinks he can bring out of
the coffee.
Being
organic
is
something I really care
about in my everyday life
so I thought it would only
make sense to carry that
over to a coffee company I
was trying to start, Tarhini
said.
He said although there
are a lot of different coffee
companies
out
there
that are delicious, being
a
completely
organic

company is his companys


niche. While the whole
process of roasting coffee
is fun for Tarhini, he said
he would be lying if he said
he didnt like drinking the
coffee.
Trying the coffee to figure
out what to buy and what
we offer to customers,
profiling a coffee that we
have, and how various roast
types of the same coffee
react differently is all pretty
cool, Tarhini said.

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Clough

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20-4 (8-3) KANSAS JAYHAWKS
SHANE JACKSON
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vs.

OKLAHOMA SOONERS 20-3 (8-3)

OKLAHOMA

AT A GLANCE
Kansas is currently on its
second longest winning
streak of the season at four
games and have won five of
the last six. The Jayhawks
are playing much better
now than the stretch in
January where they lost
three times during a fivegame stretch. Now Kansas
has a chance to get back in
the drivers seat for its 12th
straight conference title
with a win on Saturday.
PLAYER TO WATCH

PROJECTED STARTERS

PROJECTED STARTERS

Frank Mason III, junior, guard

Isaiah Cousins, senior, guard

Mason shot less than 50 percent from the floor in his


last four games. Despite the struggles, Mason is still
the most important player for Kansas as he does several different things so well. If the Jayhawks are going
to upset the Sooners, they need Mason to play well.

While Jordan Woodards numbers have dropped


off as of late, Cousins has really picked up the
slack. At 6-foot-4, he a solid rebounder and
passer, and hes one of the better three-point
shooters in the nation at 47 percent. Cousins is a
more than capable ball handler, even though, like
Kansas, hes joined by another point guard in the
backcourt.

AT A GLANCE

The Sooners are having a


phenomenal season, but they
look beatable as of late. After dropping a game on the
road against Kansas State,
the Sooners almost lost at
home to an improving Texas
Longhorns squad. However,
they still have the best player
in the nation in Buddy Hield,
and that goes a long way to
fixing all problems.

PLAYER TO WATCH

Brannen Greene
junior, guard
The junior guard has already served a five-game
suspension and most recently was called out in a
post-game radio show by
his coach. But on the court,
Greene is a dynamic shooter that can impact a game
as he is shooting 60 percent
from the floor. He needs to
play well if Kansas hopes to
win in Norman.

SCOTT CHASEN
@SChasenKU

Buddy Hield
senior, guard

Devonte Graham, sophomore, guard

Jordan Woodard, junior, guard

Devonte Graham has taken it upon himself to be the


main distributor for Kansas. In the last nine games,
Graham has led the team in assists on seven different
occasions, a feat he accomplished just once in the first
15 games of the season.

A few weeks ago, Woodard wouldve probably


gotten and deserved a five-star rating, but
in his last seven games hes shot worse than 30
percent from the field five times. In his last four
games, hes averaging 5.3 points. His turnovers
have gone up in that stretch, while hes hit on just
3-of-17 three-point attempts.

Normally, the player to watch


is someone off the bench, but
when Hield can go out and
drop 46 in Allen Fieldhouse,
he deserves just about every
accolade and compliment
that can come his way. Hield
is an unstoppable scorer with
elite sharpshooting ability.
If hes on, Kansas will have
a very hard time pulling the
upset.

QUESTION MARK

Can Kansas bring its


momentum on the
road?

The Jayhawks are playing well right now, winning their last four games.
However, three of those
have been in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas has already
lost three conference road
games this season and cant
afford to drop many more if
it hopes to stay in the thick
of the Big 12 race.

QUESTION MARK

Wayne Selden Jr. was ineffective against West


Virginia, mostly because he dealt with foul
trouble in the first half. Selden needs to stay on
the floor this Saturday if Kansas hopes to steal
one on the road as he is second on the team in
scoring with 14.4 points per contest.

Buddy Hield, senior, guard


Right now, Buddy Hield is a runaway candidate
for the best player in the nation. He is averaging
nearly 26 points per game, while shooting over 51
percent from the field, 50 percent from three and
90 percent from the free throw line. He is an unstoppable force and is decisively the best player
in the Big 12. Five stars is a complete understatement for Hield. He deserves at least 10. He is a
world-class player.

BY THE NUMBERS

2- The number of road conference wins Kansas has.


The Jayhawks are just 2-3
on the road in the Big 12 but
remain in first due to their
6-0 record at home.
5 - The number of players
on the court who logged
more than 50 minutes in
the last meeting between
the two teams. Mason and
Ellis each played 53 minutes.

Can Oklahoma cool Perry


Ellis off?

Wayne Selden Jr., junior, guard

Perry Ellis has been on fire


for Kansas as of late, scoring 19-or-more points in five
of his last six games, not to
mention he dropped 27 and
13 in the first meeting against
Oklahoma. In his last game in
Norman, Okla., Ellis managed
22 points and 11 rebounds as
the Jayhawks came away with
a win. Oklahoma cant let that
happen again.

BY THE NUMBERS
2 Buddy Hield ranks second nationally with 25.7
points per game.

Perry Ellis, senior, power forward


Perry Ellis is without a doubt the teams go-to
option on the offensive end. Hes the leading
scorer on the team with 16.9 points per game.
He has led the team in scoring in the last three
games, and five of the last six contests. On the
road in a tough environment, Kansas will need
its primary scoring option.

Ryan Spangler, senior, forward


Averaging nearly a double-double on the season,
Spangler provides a different type of interior
presence, as someone who can also step out and
hit a jumper. He has given Kansas some trouble
in the past, averaging 12.0 points and 13.0 rebounds in his last three games against the Jayhawks.

16 - Lucas 16 rebounds was


the most by a Kansas player
this season in a single game.
He has led the team in rebounding six times.

50/50/90 Buddy Hield is


the only player in the nation
with a field goal percentage
and three point percentage
above 50 and a free throw
percentage above 90. Jaycee
Carroll was the last player to
do that. He did it in the 200708 season.
8 Buddy Hield has eight
30-point games this year. He
has more games with 30+
points than with less than 20
points (6).

Landen Lucas, junior, forward

BIG JAY WILL CHEER IF...

The Jayhawks can contain


senior guard Buddy Hield
on the road on Saturday.
Hield is a frontrunner to be
the National Player of the
Year and for good reason.
Hes averaging 25.7 points
per games this season, and
already got the best of the
Kansas defense in the first
meeting in Lawrence when
Hield scored 46 points.

On Tuesday, Landen Lucas posted two new career-highs in rebounds with 16 and blocks with
four. Much has been made about Lucas lackluster offensive ability, but against West Virginia he scored nine points finishing above the rim
multiple times. If he continues to do that, he
should remain a mainstay in the starting lineup.

BIG JAY WILL CRY IF...


Khadeem Lattin, sophomore, Forward
Like Kansas, Oklahomas weakest starter is at
the five-spot, although both Lattin and Kansas
big man Landen Lucas have shown why theyre
the right choice to start at their respective positions. Lattin is a good inside presence, but he
really struggles at the free throw line, which actually saved Kansas against Oklahoma in January.

Beat writer predictions:


Scott Chasen | @SChasenKU: Oklahoma, 81-80
Shane Jackson | @jacksonshane3: Kansas, 78-75
Evan Riggs | @EvanRiggsUDK: Kansas, 83-82

Kansas big four of Ellis, Frank


Mason III, Wayne Selden Jr.
and Devonte Graham dont
all play well. Oklahoma is a
very good team and will come
into this game as the favorite.
Kansas big four need to play
well, as does either Sviatoslav
Mykhailiuk, Brannen Greene
or perhaps one of the big men
off the bench, if Kansas is going to battle it out for the win.

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Junior forward Landen Lucas goes up for a dunk during the win over West Virginia.

Lucas posts two career-highs in night to remember


EVAN RIGGS

@EvanRiggsUDK

The biggest question surrounding the No. 6 Kansas


Jayhawks all year has been
who the starter will be at
the five spot on the floor.
It certainly hasnt been an
easy decision for Kansas
coach Bill Self, and hes even
admitted at times that hes
been stumped.
On Tuesday night against
No. 10 West Virginia, junior
forward Landen Lucas left
no doubt as to who deserved
to be that player, as Kansas
rolled to a 75-65 victory.
Landen was the best
player in the game tonight, Self said. I thought
he played smart and to the
scouting report, and he was
certainly a primary reason
that we won.
Lucas played a season-high 29 minutes and, in
that time, played arguably
his best game as a Jayhawk.
He posted nine points, 16
rebounds and four blocks.
His 16 rebounds and
four blocks were both ca-

reer-highs, and Kansas


needed every one of them
against a scrappy West Virginia team that outworked
Kansas in their first meeting.
We got punked in Morgantown, Self said. Tonight, I thought we were
much more competitive and
made many, many more
competitive plays.
Although the Jayhawks
still surrendered 14 offensive rebounds Tuesday, every time there was a crucial
rebound that needed to be
grabbed, Lucas did just that.
Thats something that
I always focus on, Lucas
said. But today, it was a big
emphasis because they go to
the glass so hard. Defensive
rebounding was key today. I
just tried to assert myself as
well as I could.
But rebounding well is
nothing new for Lucas, who
has had three double-digit rebounding games this
season and has the highest
rebound percentage on the
team. It was the blocked
shots and the offense that

made this game a special


one.
Coming into Tuesday,
Lucas had recorded just five
blocked shots on the season. Against West Virginia,
he almost matched that total with four blocks, and he
altered at least a handful of
others.

Theyre getting
me the ball. I
just need to finish it.
Landen Lucas,
Forward

with his points coming on


layups and dunks. But in the
past, Lucas has struggled at
times finishing around the
rim, and hes been prone
to being stripped in the restricted area. Neither was an
issue Tuesday night.
Theyre giving me the
ball in good position, Lucas said. I have bad habits
of dribbling the ball; I just
need to go up quick. Theyre
getting me the ball. I just
need to finish it.

throw line, where he went


1-of-2. But Kansas is traveling to Norman on Saturday
to take on Oklahoma, which
also happens to be the location of one of Lucas two career double-doubles.
I did it to myself, thats
on me, Lucas said with a
grin. I know my dad will
probably give me some crap
about it. Hopefully I can get
one on Saturday.

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[Coach] challenged me
to go after more shots,
Lucas said. Its something
that I wanted to do every
time a shot went up, to
jump and challenge that.
Ill continue to do that
because I know its something that hes looking for
from us.
Offensively,
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Lucas, he defended well in
the low post against West
Virginias junior forward
Devin Williams. Williams
still put up solid numbers,
with 14 points and nine rebounds, but shot just 4-of10 from the field.
Despite all that Lucas
did on Tuesday, there was
one thing he failed to do:
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parents support at games
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Lauren Aldridge, sophomore, dribbles the ball down the court.

hen sophomore
guard Lauren Aldridge walked out
of the locker room in Morgantown, W. Va., she knew
the ensuing game would be
different than the Jayhawks
previous five in Big 12 play:
it would be the first game in
over a year without one of
her parents in the stands.
Either her mother or father
had been present at every
game this season and had
not missed a single Kansas
basketball game, home or
away, since last season.
Its just different when
you dont have mom or dad
in the stands, Aldridge said.
But
when
Aldridge
looked up from her pregame warmup, she saw her
fathers familiar face. Steve
Aldridge drove 12 hours
from their hometown of
Marshfield, Mo., to see Aldridge lead the Jayhawks
against the Mountaineers.
At the sight of her father,
900 miles from Lawrence,
Aldridge was beaming.
I told all my teammates, Aldridge said. And
I was like Does anybody
else see who is sitting in the
stands up there? And they
were like Oh my God its
your dad!
Her dad felt the same
way.
As a dad, those smiles
are priceless. So it was a
long, hard trip but it was
definitely worth it, Steve
said.
It was that reaction that
Steve made the trip for. But
16 hours before tipoff at
WVU Coliseum, not even
he thought hed be in the
stands. Unable to sleep, Aldridge said he made the decision at 3 a.m. to leave for
the game.
I packed the bag not
really knowing if I was going make the trip the next
day, Steve said. I woke up
at about three oclock in the
morning and started tossing
and turning and couldnt really sleep and I just reached
over to my wife and said
Hey Im leaving.
To Lauren, Steve is more
than a parent. He was her
first coach, and she credits
her father for her development into a college basketball player.
Him being there is

kind of my reassurance,
Aldridge said. Hes kind
of my confidence in a lot
of ways, so just having him
there gives me some sort of
confidence and fulfillment
like Im getting to do what
he loves to watch me do.
When Lauren first began
to take an interest in basketball, she said Steve spent
hours on YouTube looking
up drills to make her a better player. Steve said it was
tough to get the young Lauren out of the gym.
The way that he has
worked with me and developed me as a player, he
should get all the credit, I
just do the work, Lauren
said.
Although Steve played
basketball in high school,
his sport was baseball.
And baseball made him no
stranger to long road trips.

If we can go in
the gym and get
better in a threehour practice, if
we dont waste
a single second
while were in the
gym, then thats a
win for us.
Lauren Aldridge,
Guard

After graduating from


Missouri State, Steve was
signed to the New York Yankees farm system and played
minor league baseball with
the Oneonta Yankees. Baseball uprooted Steve from
Missouri and sent him to the
Northeast. He had to accelerate his wedding plans to
take the opportunity.
It was a great few years,
Steve said. [My wife and I]
got to travel to a lot of places and do things together,
it was almost like it was an
extended honeymoon. We
threw our wedding together
in about two weeks. I said
why do I want to travel all
over the country and not
have you with me?
The experience as a professional helped Steve give
advice to his daughter in her
journey toward becoming a
college basketball player.

It allowed me to talk
to her to make her realize
I understand what it takes
to get there, Steve said. I
think sometimes people go
into it a little bit blind. That
they just think a kid is going
to end up there. I was kind
of like her: I was always the
hardest worker and spent
the most time [practicing.]
I think thats why shes ended up where she is, because
shes got a desire to do it.
This season, Laurens
family decided that they
were going to do anything to
support her.
I think her mom and
I made the decision that
were going to try and do everything we can to support
her in a little bit of a tough
time, Steve said. I think
she really appreciates it.
At the final buzzer in
WVU Coliseum, Lauren
and the Jayhawks came
away with a 72-35 loss, their
eighth in a row.
Sitting in last in the conference, Kansas is without
a single senior on the team.
Aldridge leads the team
in scoring with 240 total
points so far this season and
an average of 10.4 per game.
During a tough season,
however, support from the
fans has remained constant.
Kansas coach Brandon
Schneider consistently commends the amount of fan
support the team receives.
Thats huge for the
girls, Steve said. It means
a lot to them that theyre
supported the way they
are. I know it means a lot to
Lauren. They put in a lot of
work and they might not be
getting the results they want
right now, but to be getting
the support that theyre getting, its a really nice thing.
As a sophomore, Lauren leads the effort to turn
around the Kansas womens
program, but she doesnt focus on sweeping change.
Its just a day-by-day
process, Lauren said. If we
can go in the gym and get
better in a three-hour practice, if we dont waste a single second while were in the
gym, then thats a win for us.
Thats a successful day. If
we can continue to build on
that every single time thats
going to lead to good things
in the future.
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Mens basketball faces a tough rematch in Norman


EVAN RIGGS

@EvanRiggsUDK

When the No. 6 Kansas


Jayhawks travel to Norman,
Okla. to take on the No. 3
Oklahoma Sooners, it will
be almost impossible to replicate the instant classic that
took place in January. Kansas came out on top in the
battle of top ranked teams
109-106 in triple-overtime
despite Oklahoma guard
Buddy Hields 46 points on
just 23 shots.
The last matchup featured No. 1 in the AP poll vs.
No. 1 in the Coaches poll.
Now, with the Jayhawks
riding a four-game winning
streak, both teams are No.
1 in the Big 12 standings,
along with West Virginia;
all are 8-3 in conference
play. Additionally, ESPNs
College GameDay will be in
attendance for the highly
anticipated rematch.
Well be ready to play,
junior forward Landen Lucas said. We have a new
hunger about us that well
bring down there. Were getting our confidence back.
With a win, the Jayhawks
could take control of the Big
12. If they lose, their margin
for error will be gone, and
they would need somebody
else to knock off the Sooners

at least once.
I think were playing
better, coach Bill Self said.
We had that dull stretch.
Hopefully everybody else
hits that in February and
weve already hit it.
If theyre going to win
their 12th consecutive con-

We got to go steal
one that we let slip
away.
Bill Self, head coach

ference championship, the


Jayhawks will need to prove
they can beat good teams
on the road, which is something they havent done yet
in conference play.
Weve probably got the
toughest schedule of anybody left, Self said. But
youve got to go win away
from home. We got to go
steal one that we let slip
away because five losses might get a share of it
(conference title). I think
if somebody gets hot, four
losses can win it.
In order to steal one on
the road, the Jayhawks will
have to find a way to slow

down the Sooners perimeter onslaught. Hield, the


runaway pick for Naismith
Player of the Year at this
point, is averaging 25.7
points per game on 51 percent shooting from the field
and 50 percent shooting
from beyond the arc.
Meanwhile, point guard
Isaiah Cousins is averaging 13.6 points and 4.6 assists per game, while guard
Jordan Woodard is adding
13.3 points per game. That
three-headed monster has
led the Sooners to be the
best three-point shooting
team in the nation at 45.1
percent.
Oklahoma is a good
team with a good coaching
staff, junior guard Frank
Mason III said. We have
to go down there Saturday
focused with a lot of energy
and toughness to be prepared to play.
In each of the Jayhawks
three road losses, they lost
their composure in the second half. Oklahoma is one of
the most explosive teams in
the nation, and will almost
certainly make runs. Kansas
will have to survive those
big runs, and hit back when
possible. The team certainly
has the firepower to do so.
Mason, along with junior
Wayne Selden Jr. and soph-

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Junior guard Frank Mason III searches for a teammate to pass the ball to in the first half against Oklahoma.

omore Devonte Graham,


is averaging more than 10
points per game. They are
the third best three-point
shooting team in the nation
at 42 percent, led by junior
Brannen Greene, who is
shooting 56 percent from
the three-point range.
But nobody is playing
better for the Jayhawks
than senior Perry Ellis. Over
his last three games, Ellis
has scored 63 points on 76

percent shooting, and hes


made 17 of his last 19 shots
in the paint.
Offensively, hes been
terrific, Self said of Ellis.
Hes been very, very efficient and consistent. []
Hes been such a rock for us
for four years.
The Jayhawks unquestionably have the talent to
knock off the Sooners, but
that talent has yet to prove
it can flourish in a tough en-

vironment. Saturday will be


their stiffest test of the season, and a win would make
amends for the road struggles in January.
That will be a good environment against a great
team, Lucas said. Well be
ready.
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Harms

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A crimson and blue romance:


Alumni share 52-year love story
KATIE HAYES

@Katie_Hayes0

Joan Golden still has the


card her husband Web drew
for her to commemorate
their first Valentines Day
in 1964. Even though the
two grew up in Lola, Kan.,
together, they didnt start
dating until they started at
the University in 1963.
Joan was a freshman
and Web was a sophomore
when they started dating.
One night he came over
to ask me to fix him up with
somebody, and I did. And
then a couple of weeks later
he called and asked to see if
she would go out with him
again, and she couldnt,
Joan said. So he asked
me to go out. And that was
Halloween of 1963. And we
started dating after that.
She said she planned to
go on the date for two hours
but was anxious because
she needed to be back to her
dorm before curfew. It was
a test, said Web.
I had a floor meeting,
back in those days, and we
had hours when the dorm
was locked so I had to be
back by 9 p.m. So I put parameters around him. But
then I found out I really did
like him, Joan said.
Joan and Web realized
once they got together they
really clicked. They had
been friends for a long time
and discovered their friendship had evolved into something sweeter as they got to
know each other more.
So that was in October
and then we started dating more steadily in late
November after Kennedy
was assassinated. I got lavaliered, he gave me his
fraternity crest as a necklace, and that meant you
were going steady, Joan

said. That was when I was


a freshman. I got pinned
when I was a sophomore;
that was kind of preliminary
to being engaged. He went
to law school when I was a
senior and then we got married the year after.
Joan reminisced about
long walks with Web during
the spring.
I can remember spring
evenings walking, because
I lived on the west side of
campus and Web lived on
the east side, and we would
end up having some spring
walks down Lilac Lane after
studying at Watson, she
said.
Web likes to let Joan
tell their story. He agreed
wholeheartedly with Joans
dating advice.
Joan and Web have been
married nearly 50 years and
have spent many Valentines days together. They
both agree that they have
never had a bad date. Web
said he buys her flowers
every Valentines Day, and
Joan said he always cooks
a good meal for them to
share.
Joan and Web have
spent their last few Valentines Days vacationing.
Joan mentions how wonderful it is to spend the holiday with Web with a glass
of wine.
The couples youngest
daughter is a fourth-generation Jayhawk. They also
have two step-grandchildren who attend the University.
We have two daughters
born in February, and so
Valentines day was always
a time of celebrating birthdays, too, Joan said.
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Mikinski

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Joan and Web Golden grew up in the same town, but did not begin
dating until Web was a sophomore and Joan was a freshman.

CONTRIBUTED
Web and Joan Golden on their wedding day in 1967.

Joan and Web shared


some dating advice
for current students.

If you date your very


best friend, or youre in
love with someone who
is your best friend, then
you cant go wrong with a
long-term relationship.
Joan

Our relationship hasnt


had a lot of drama. I
think because we had
been friends the whole
time. Im very lucky.
Web

Make sure that youve


dated a lot of different
individuals
so
that
you know what youre
looking for in a mate.
Joan

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Remington Miller (right) proposed to Alli
Voorhees at ESPN college gameday.

Alumni couple gets engaged in Allen Fieldhouse during ESPN Gameday


LARA KORTE

waiting for the production


staff to give them the signal
for when they were to smile
Alli Voorhees thought
and wave. Voorhees said she
she had the proposal all
could tell something was off
figured out. From the date
about her boyfriend, but she
to the location, Voorhees
was not sure why.
thought she knew where
I just saw him getting
her boyfriend, Remington
more nervous and more
Miller, was going to ask her
nervous, but I just thought
to marry him.
he didnt want to be in front
On Jan. 30, when
of everyone, Voorhees said.
the producers of ESPNs
Soon the couple was
being told to
get ready and
the cameraman
began counting
down.
Thats
when Voorhees
saw her father
walk onto the
court, she said.
I look at him
- Victor Borge
and Im like,
Remington,
So bring your
why is my dad
here? and he
to this zany comedy!
just whispered,
You know how
Feb. 26, 27, 28 & March 3, 4, 6
much I love
you,
right?,
V o o r h e e s
said. Then I
immediately
knew what was
happening.
Over
the
roaring cheers
of the student
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@lara_korte

College Gameday asked


Voorhees and Miller to come
down to the court in Allen
Fieldhouse, Voorhees said
she thought nothing of it.
I jokingly said as we
walked down, If I have to
shoot a basketball or toss
a Frisbee Im going to kill
you, and he just started
laughing, Voorhees said.
The couple stood on the
court for about 10 minutes,

L aughter

is the shortest
distance between two people

Valentine

got down on one knee and


asked Voorhees the big
question.
I was just kind of
speechless.
I
couldnt
even talk, Voorhees said.
Everyone was laughing
at me because I was just
standing there. I was so
surprised and in awe of how
he did it. It was just really
really special.
Little did Voorhees know,
she did actually have the
proposal all figured out. Up
until the night before, Miller
said he planned to take his
girlfriend down to Potter
Lake, the exact place she
thought he would propose.
However,
when
ESPN
producers got wind of his
plans, they stepped in.
When I got to town
Friday, I went and sat down
with all of them in Horejsi,
which is the volleyball
stadium, and they just kind
of told me what they would
like, and I told them what I
would like, and we just kind
of came up with it all, Miller
said.
Over 40 friends and
family members flew into
town to watch the proposal.
After running the idea
past them, Miller said he
decided a proposal in Allen
Fieldhouse was too good of
an opportunity to pass up.
Miller, a 2013 graduate
and Voorhees, a 2014
graduate,
said
Kansas
basketball has been an
important part of their lives,

both growing up and as a


couple attending school
together.
The couple first met in
fall 2010, when Voorhees,
a Gamma Phi Beta, was
hanging out with some
friends at Millers fraternity,
Phi Kappa Psi.
She stood out to me
but it wasnt anything that
I really thought too much
of, and the next time we
went out we saw each other,
recognized each other, hung
out, and the rest is history,
Miller said.
After a first date at
Jeffersons, a few more at
basketball games and a
walk by Potter Lake, the two
officially started dating in
February 2011.
Many of our dates, and
one of our first dates, was
to the fieldhouse for certain
games, and both our families
have been season ticket
holders for a while, so weve
grown up going to games,
Miller said
Voorhees said their
shared love of basketball
made a proposal in Allen
Fieldhouse that much more
special.
Its just something that
he and I love to do together
and we love to talk about it
together and we both are
very passionate about KU,
especially KU basketball,
Voorhees said. It couldnt
have been more perfect
for him to do it on KUs
Naismith court.

Michael Lissack, a 2013


graduate and friend of Miller
and Voorhees, said he helped
set the couple up in 2010.
I just think theyre two
of the nicest people Ive ever
met, so I thought it would
be awesome if they went
out and it just worked out,
Lissack said. Remington,
hes like the small-town
kid but hes friends with
everybody, and then Alli
is just the most easygoing
person ever.
Lissack said he and Miller
had a tradition of getting
up at the crack of dawn
to tailgate before football
games, and that Voorhees
was always a good sport
about it.
Alli always did come up
a couple hours later, but the
fact that she put up with us,
I knew that was a good sign,
Lissack said.
Right now the two are
living in separate cities, with
Voorhees in Shawnee and
Miller in Salina.
Voorhees said shes
looking forward to moving
in together, getting married
and she also hopes that
one day they can send their
kids to the place where it all
started.
Thats definitely the
hope that all of our kids
will attend the University
of Kansas, Voorhees said,
and be just as big of fans of
KU as we are.
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Clough

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Nasseri: Valentines Day provides good


opportunity to test your relationship
BROOK NASSERI
@enasseri32

Yes, Valentines Day is a


high-pressure holiday with
overwhelmingly-negative
connotations. Sure, the
average adult is projected to spend an average of
$146.84 on gifts for their
significant other this year,
according to the National
Retail Federation. Yes, the
NRF says total Valentines
Day spending in the US
alone is expected to reach
$19.7 billion this year, a
dollar amount that practically matches Nepals 2014
GDP. Undoubtedly, the day
can isolate single people
and create rifts between the
very lovers who are expected to celebrate it.
In reality, though, the
existence of Valentines Day
improves life for all of us.
For young people wondering whether theyve found
the one, Feb. 14 functions
as a fantastic test of budding relationships. Did the
day fall short of expectations? Note the breakdown
in communication and
work to avoid misunderstandings in the future. Let
the holiday provide practice
for clearly conveying expectations and demonstrating
affection for another person.

As far as tests go, the


great thing about Feb. 14
is that all the traditions are
solidly in place. The stereotypes of jewelry, flowers and chocolates are so
cemented in popular culture that a clueless partner doesnt have to think
very hard about what to
get their significant other.
And if your partner cant
even meet your high expectations when the media is
practically putting things
in an online shopping cart
for them, thats good information to remember when
making decisions down the
road.
When relationships start
to get serious, thoughts
might turn to the future. In
a 2011 Pew Research Center survey, 70 percent of
Millennials expressed the
desire to get married. Since
a vast majority of us remain
unmarried, this holiday can
provide a perfect opportunity to evaluate priorities.
Valentines Day serves
as a handy test run for
young adults who want to
get married but havent
yet made the plunge. What
better way to anticipate
whether your love will endure the test of time than
to deal with an overcrowded restaurant on everyones
obligatory date night? How

can you better analyze


whether you and your partner are able to commit to a
life together than by seeing
whether youre willing to
commit to a night out or a
big gift? Why not exercise
your companionship by doing something special you
both enjoy?
But,
its
not
all

about
romance. If
youre single,
you can take this
day as a celebration of a different sort.
Express your appreciation
to the coworkers, friends
and family members who
brighten your days. And
if thats not sufficient
support, revel in the fact
that youre $146.84 richer
than the average adult with
some discount chocolate
on Feb. 15.
Brook Nasseri is a sophomore from Topeka studying microbiology and English.
Edited by Kate Miller

CON

Befort: Money spent on Valentines Day


could be put towards better causes
BRIDGETTE BEFORT

@ BridgetteBefort

The season of love is


also the season of shoveling
out copious amounts of
money on romantic roses,
chocolates and dinners. According to the National Retail
Federation,
this
Valen-

tines
Day the
price of
love is expected to reach $19.7
billion. Relative to
the national budget
and deficit, $19.7 billion
may seem like pocket
change, but to an average
person $19.7 billion is a
huge amount of money.
Although I do my fair share
of spending on Valentines
Day products, I cannot help
but think of so many better
ways to put $19.7 billion to
use instead of on flowers
that wilt in one day and
chocolate that will need to
be exercised off next week.
So, what could $19.7
billion actually do in the

world? At the current College of Liberal Arts and


Sciences tuition rate, in one
year the University could
provide over two million
students with full-tuition
scholarships. From another perspective, $19.7 billion
would pay tuition for the
Universitys 2014 enrollment of 28,000 students
for over 70 years.
Politico reported in 2012
President Obama raised
$1.123 billion before going
on to win the election. At
this rate, $19.7 billion could
finance about 17 successful
presidential
campaigns.
In 2013, Congress spent
$4.8 billion on cancer research. Consider the cancer
treatment and prevention
developments that could
be made if four times that
amount were spent on research. There are so many
better uses for the money
spent on Valentines Day.
Essentially, $19.7 billion
could change the world.
That does not mean we
should completely abstain
from the celebration of love.
But what if we could spend
our Valentines Day money
in ways showing both our
loved ones and the worlds
needy that we care? A fancy dinner is romantic, but
instead of spending $150
on a night out, spending

$100 for dinner and donating the other $50 to charity could provide a meal for
people who may not have
the resources to eat every
day. Roses costing $80 are
beautiful, but $40 roses radiate just as much beauty,
and the remainder could
be donated to research so
there is less cancer in the
world and thus more people to celebrate Valentines
Day.
Spending hard-earned
money is a time-tested approach to showing love and
appreciation, but money
can be spent on both loved
ones and others less fortunate. This Valentines Day,
love really could change the
world if we put some of our
money towards causes for
the good of humanity.

Bridgette Befort is a
sophomore from Topeka
studying chemical engineering.
Edited by Candice
Tarver

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the Lawrence guide to

VALENTINES DAY

ROXY TOWNSEND
@witmywoez

(for couples and singles)

Finding plans for Valentines Day can be complicated.


Heres a comprehensive guide to help you decide how to
spend your Feb.14.

ARE YOU
SINGLE?

Yes

Are you
looking for a
valentine?

Do you still
have a heart
full of love?

No

Yes

No

VOLUNTEER!

Yes

No

Find opportunities
to help a good
cause

Is bae in
town?

No
Being alone on
Valentines day
makes me want to:

Are you
feeling flossy?

No

Revel

Yes
Silk

GNO!

Do you feel like


playing it safe?

No
HOTLINE BLING!
Text your crush!
Just do it. What
could go wrong?

Yes

Wallow

How spendy are


you feeling?

SHOPPING!
Treat yo self

Cheap

What are you


wearing?

Sweats

A girls/guys night
out is the perfect
way to forget
youre alone.

Yes

NETFLIX & CATS!

0 $ $$ $$$

Your pets will


never let you
down.

CHILL AT HOME!
Chill with your
friends, hide the
calendar, forget
mushy love stuff.

How much do
you want to
spend?

Spoil yourself and


spend the money
you save on a
date.

GO OUTSIDE!
Nature is free!
Enjoy a lovely
Lawrence public
park.

Nice

Hows the
weather?

GO FOR DRINKS!

Cold
NETFLIX & CHILL!

THE HAWK!
Or as I like to call
it, old reliable.

If youve got a couch


and a strong wifi
connection, youre
set.

Pick a chill bar


like John Brown
Underground or The
Eldridge.

Yes

Do you have
a car?

No
KCMO!

MASS!

Head to Country
Club Plaza in Kansas
City and indulge in
some rich food.

Pick a classy
restaurant like 715 or
Merchants and dine
on fine cuisine.

VALENTINES DAY

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Lawrence psychology experts share


secrets to successful college relationships
OMAR SANCHEZ
@OhMySanchez

Valentine's Day is the holiday


that may get the most flak for
being a consistent letdown.
It's said to be as fabricated of
a holiday as a designer dress;
it adds pressure to people in
relationships to get it together,
while subjecting single men
and women everywhere to the
ultimate form of shaming.
But one shouldn't forget

what the overall message of


the day really is: to appreciate
those we love while looking
toward future improvement
in our intimacy.
College students specifically
should take this as a critical
day to have. Some might
forget just how difficult it
is to maintain academics
and "love" at the same time.
There are several steps to
building a successful college
relationship, and it starts with

understanding the difficulty it


is to have one in the first place.
"A long slog through
difficult terrain," is how Wes
Crenshaw, a Lawrence-based
psychologist with certification
in Sex Education and Sex
Therapy, describes love.
"The whole point of dating is
to figure out who you dont
belong with, but thats not
what we teach our kids. We
give them a very romantic
story about 'falling into' a 'true
love' instead of
searching highand-low for a
great match and
learning
how
to make that
work."
The era we live
in is supposed to
have it easier
Tinder, online
dating, instant
messaging,
the works. Yet
nothing about
those makes it
feel better, or
more genuine.
"Your
heart
inspires
you
to be near
someone," said
Crenshaw,
a
1984 University
graduate.
"Likely based
on how they fit
an
attraction
profile youve
acquired
and
refined during
adolescence
and
young
adulthood."

There is a method to the


madness, and that is a fivepoint model, he likes to refer
it as, in order to understand
what it takes for an intimate
college relationship to thrive.
It's something Crenshaw has
attempted to hone ever since
starting his practice with
teenagers and young adults
23 years ago.
However,
as
associate
University
psychology
professor
and
intimate
relationship researcher Omri
Gillath will adamantly point
out, young adults must first
understand what they aren't
doing before jumping into any
serious endeavor.
"People
[now]
are
reluctant to put the work
into the relationship and
its maintenance and tend
to develop more superficial
relationships," Gillath said.
It's a concept Gillath coins
in his research as "Relational
Disposability." In a nutshell,
the theory behind it is that
people in this era are always
on the move from one place to
another. Because of this, they
progressively lose the ability
to discern their valuable
possessions. High mobility
isn't restricted to travel,
however; as Gillath elaborates,
the constant stream of media
has a part in it as well.
"In this era of online or
virtual relationships, people
just assume that something
as good or better will just
show up online, like the next
screen on Tinder," Gillath
said. "Unfortunately, this is
not how real life works. If you

dont learn to appreciate and


respect what you have, youll
wake up one day without it."
Thereisamiscommunication
somewhere between what
our
technology
intends
us to do and what we are
manipulating it as. This
confusion unfortunately at
times materializes as a selfish
act, since users are attempting
to reap the benefits of
affection, sexual conquest and
reciprocal desire with only the
touch of a button.
There has also been a

If you dont learn to


appreciate and respect
what you have, youll
wake up one day without it.
Omri Gillath, University
Professor

miscommunication between
ourselves and the person we
are intending to court. As
Crenshaw puts it, it's a lack of
clarity that starts out any kind
of relationship on the bad foot.
"A relationship is the
involvement of one or more
people in each others lives,
and it is based on some
agreed-upon rule structure,"
Crenshaw
said.
"Poor
relationship definition does
more damage to young adults
than any other dating issue,
particularly when it leads to
an asynchronous attachment,
meaning one person has more
feelings than the other."

Consent, in this context,


does not strictly mean a yes
or a no. Instead, it involves
a thorough understanding
between the two parties about
the state of their relationship,
without the need of a crutch or
intermediary.
"Young adults talk about 'not
wanting to be in a relationship'
or 'not putting a label on it,' as
if a relationship were solely an
exclusive commitment you
sign a contract on," Crenshaw
said.
Often, people make excuses
as to why they can't fully
exert the effort that "love"
comes along with. However,
in extreme situations, like
long-distance relationships in
college, these sorts of issues
are faced head-on. Because
that's true, it is a great place
to start examining the ways to
correctly build a relationship
from the bottom up.
"Theres no such thing
as a casual long-distance
relationship,"
Crenshaw
said. "This generation has
FaceTime, texting and social
media and it has tricked itself
into believing that these are a
decent substitute for being in
someones life every day."
Crenshaw believes that,
in order to build sturdy
relationships, college students
must learn to interact on a
more personal level.
"Young people, even into
their 20s, are still learning
how to love and be loved, and
you just cant phone that in."
Edited by Samantha
Harms

VALENTINES DAY

KANSAN.COM

5 anti-Valentines Day movies on Netflix


OMAR SANCHEZ
@OhMySanchez

Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure


Ever wish you had the ability to rock your history report
by meeting the men and women behind it all, face-toface? Lo and behold, a time-travel spectacular starring
young Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter that is most
triumphant, most tubular and definitely the most radical
piece of cinematic awesomeness the dude-gods have
bestowed upon this earth.
Leave your boy toys and gal pals at the roller rink, ladies
and gents; this is a 1989 comedy jam-packed with eye
candy to slobber over like Napoleon Bonaparte, Billie the
Kid, Princess Elizabeth, Joan of Arc and the OG himself,
Abe Lincoln.
Give it a go-around. Dont be a bogus, heinous freak
show now, will ya?

Radio
If youre looking for something still a little heart-felt,
Cuba Gooding Jr.s crowning performance in 2003s
Radio as an innocent, mentally-disabled itinerant can
certainly take the cake.
While the film at its surface is based around a South
Carolina high-school football team that adopts James
Radio Kennedy as their sideline motivation, director
Michael Tollin delves a lot deeper than just Xs and Os.
Earnestly, the film makes the audience understand the
nightmarish battle for acceptance and the undeniable
lack of wholesomeness that lingers in our personalities
a touching exemplar for the End the R-Word
movement in the late 90s to 2000s.

Words of counsel: Dont worry about Valentines


Day. Love has no place on your schedule in any
way, shape or form, and the quicker you come to,
the faster youll get to have fun. Instead, ease your
mind from all that hotline stress and watch some
free-spirit classics with some Nutella and Skinny Pop
at your side. Here are five Netflix must-sees to get
you away from the V-Day glut:

Laurence Anyways
2012s progressive drama Laurence Anyways
touches on various issues of sexuality and relationships
at the granular level.
However, it still resoundingly falls under the category
of V-Day killer. Director Xavier Dolan didnt intend it
to be a sappy, light-hearted look at the life of a trans
woman. Instead, it injects you into the mind of a
Canadian trying to put up with discrimination as well as
everyday issues, with a lot more sludge and turmoil that
makes the film at times tough to swallow.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1


Released in October of 2003, this quasikung fu, spaghetti-western, femaleempowerment action flick was brought
together by Quentin Tarantino and stars
Uma Thurman, both former members of
the famed Pulp Fiction set.
Based around a scorned bride (Uma
Thurman) seeking retribution over her
assassination attempt on her wedding day,
this medley of genre takes you on a ride with
samurai sword and feisty femininity in tow.
Pulling in $70 million domestic and $110
million in foreign markets, there is a reason
these action scenes are divinely held by film
fiends everywhere.

3 ways to treat your single self


JACKSON DODD
@snooopdodd

Spending Valentines Day


alone? Here are some
ideas to make the most of
the holiday.
- Treat yo self: If you
want to kick back and
relax, head over to
Watkins Health Center
for a massage. For
students, massage prices

range from $12-$48. If


you want to take care
of yourself and forget
about the holiday, this is
is a good option. Or you
could start the day with a
manicure or pedicure on
Massachusetts Street.
- Get more exercise:
The Ambler Student
Recreation & Fitness
Center offers a private
fitness class or any basic

KU Fit class to help get


you in shape. To help
better yourself instead of
sitting around with a pint
of ice cream watching
on Netflix, try to break a
sweat and get in shape.
- Night out: Grab some
of your best friends and
hit up the Lawrence
nightlife.
Bars
like
the Wheel, Brothers,
or Johnnys are good

options to get your


mind off the holiday.
Consider hosting a
singles party at your
place and inviting
friends over. Its a
perfect way to bond
with your friends and
take care of yourself.
Edited by Maddy
Mikinski

Hot Fuzz
A cheeky allusion to the modern day action tale, 2007s
caper-film Hot Fuzz was brought to life by Shaun of
the Dead director Edgar Wright and actor Simon Pegg.
It is a head-crushing, bullet-blazing story about a bigfish-in-a-small-pond ex-London cop cleaning up for the
ineptitude of his precinct counterparts probably in
the style you were expecting when you first saw this list.
It is a tale filled with filthy, cunning pub humor a
homosocial world that is short of anything close to a
strong female role to point to, although Hot Fuzz is
comfortable where it is and exudes that.
This film also throws away any cliches you might think
of when the crime genre pops up on your Netflix feed. It
has a stellar, frenetic pace that feels familiar, but it also
offers a symbolism that adds a hint of intellectualism to
the mix.

Valentines Day is a split issue. Some people...

Jake Kaufmann/KANSAN

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