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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016 | VOLUME 130 ISSUE 24



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Gabby Naylor and Stephonn Alcorn celebrate the announcement of their election as student body vice president and president and OneKUs overall Student Senate victory, respectively.

OneKU wins Student Senate election

Stephonn Alcorn and Gabby Naylor take 90 percent of the student vote

embers of the Student Senate Elections Commission

met Sunday to certify the results of the 2016-17 Student
Senate election. On Thursday,
Stephonn Alcorn and Gabby
Naylor of the OneKU coalition
defeated Richie Hernandez
and John Castellaw of the
CARE KU coalition for Student Body President and Vice
A total of 4,278 votes were
cast, with a 19.25 percent student turnout. Jesse Burbank,
chair of the Elections Commission, said the turnout was
higher than last years election,
which saw a 17 percent voter
Alcorn and Naylor took the
vote by a substantial margin,
winning 90.6 percent to.39
All 51 of OneKUs senatorial candidates were elected to
their respective classifications,
as CARE KU did not run sena-

torial candidates with the Hernandez and Castellaw ticket.

The only academic classification with more candidates
to run than seats available was
Junior/Senior College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which
had one independent candidate run.
Alcorn, Naylor, and the
OneKU senatorial slate will
take office April 27 during a
Joint Senate meeting, when
outgoing Student Body President Jessie Pringle and outgoing Student Body Vice President Chancellor Adams are
scheduled to ceremoniously
hand over their positions.
Alcorn said OneKU faced
a challenge in demonstrating
the viability of Student Senate
to the student body as an inclusive and impactful student
The hardest part of this
campaign was having people
re-believe that Student Senate
was a body that represented them, that advocated for
them, and that could matter
and make decisions that fun-

damentally impacted their

lives, Alcorn said.
One of the main initiatives
the OneKU coalition ran on
was a unified and secure relationship with members of the
Multicultural Student Government, which was funded by
Student Senate in March.
I want there to be a relationship between Student

The hardest
part of this
campaign was
having people
re-believe that
Student Senate
was a body
that represented

Stephonn Alcorn
incoming student body

Senate and the Multicultural

Student Government so that
our efforts are cohesive, and

so that we can advocate for

students in the same spaces,
and making sure students are
working together to benefit everyone, and make sure that everyones needs are centered,
he said. Theres no way [administrators] can tell us no.
Naylor said several Holdover Senators, senators from
the current Senate body,
would be elected at the Joint
Senate meeting April 27 to fill
empty seats and have continuity between the changing Senate bodies.
Members of the next Senate Executive Staff will also
be named at the Joint Senate meeting, Naylor said. She
added she wanted to thank
Hernandez, Castellaw and the
CARE KU coalition for a productive election season.
I really thank them for
sticking it out with us, she
said. It was a tough year on all
parts for Student Senate and
these elections, so it wasnt
easy, and I know they worked
just as hard as we did. So I
really thank them for their ef-

forts, and I hope to keep seeing

them around.
Castellaw said he was
proud of what the CARE KU
coalition accomplished during
the campaign in bringing to
light issues within the current
Student Senate processes.
What I would say we got
accomplished with this election cycle is we gave students
who normally dont know
whats going on in Senate the
opportunity to hear whats going on, and see what are some
issues we felt were a bigger
problem that needed to be addressed and changed within
Senate itself, he said. Hopefully students are more aware
of how they can be involved,
especially when it comes to
subcommittees and knowing
that they are able to have voting rights in everything.
Currently a member of the
Student Rights Committee,
Castellaw said he plans to stay
a part of Student Senate.
I do plan on still being a
part of Student Senate in any
way possible, especially when

it comes to subcommittees,
he said. Well see what kind
of goes on from there, hopefully people will still want to be
in contact with us, just about
anything. I got to meet people
in administration and got to
be able to say, If you still need
help with any of these things,
well be here for you.
He congratulated Alcorn
and Naylor, saying he hopes
they will be able to enact
change in Student Senate.
I especially want to thank
our whole coalition and all
the students who helped us.
Without them, we literally
would not have even been
able to campaign yesterday
and today. So a big thank you
to them, he said. And congratulations to Stephonn and
Gabby both, hopefully theyll
be able to recognize a lot of the
problems going on on campus
and within Student Senate
themselves, and theyll definitely be able to succeed.
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Multicultural Student Government discusses plans at forum


The new Multicultural

Student Government hosted its first open community
forum last week to discuss
their mission, plans and
how students can get involved.
The group was created early last month, when
Student Senate approved
a student fee bill that gave
funding to many campus
organizations and services.
The meeting was led by
MSG members Katherine
Rainey, Jameelah Jones
and Alex Kinkead. Jones
kicked off the conversation
by reciting the groups mission statement.
In part, the statement
said the purpose of the
MSG will be to foster a
community of individuals
committed to creating and
maintaining a campus that
reflects the needs of stu-

dents, demonstrates inclusivity and exemplifies what

it means to be a Jayhawk.
Rainey and Jones laid
out what Rainey called a
baseline plan for how the
organization would work:
an executive staff of eight
people that will be constructed similarly to Student Senate.
Positions on executive
staff include president, vice
president, chief of staff,
treasurer, community coordinator, graduate affairs
and government relations
Were going to operate
the way that a student government would, but with
our new spin and our specific purpose and our specific goals, Rainey said. I
think the notion of centering multicultural students
is just so different, its literally never been done before,
so by nature its going to be

different, and its going to

be set apart.
In addition to a different spin and focus, the
structure of the MSG will
differ from a traditional
student government in several ways, one of them is
the election process. Jones
said the goal is to shift away
from popular-vote models.
have not proven helpful in
deciding how people get
elected, Jones said.
The election of MSG officers will be based on three
parts that include a popular
vote, an interview and community presentation. Apart
from executive members,
other government members will include senators
that represent different academic departments as well
as many underrepresented
groups on campus. Examples included, but were not
limited to, a seat for the

Black Student Union, the

Hispanic American Leadership Organization, First
Nation Student Association, ROTC, Spectrum and
The government will
also include four committees: event programming,
finance, constitution and
judicial review and student
Jones and Rainey said
there are intentions for the
MSG to work with and consult members of Student
Senate, if need be, but the
two will be fundamentally
Rainey said its not going
to be possible to isolate the
two groups, since many students involved in the MSG
have friends in Senate and
vice versa, and she said she
hopes the two entities can
communicate so they both
are on the same page when
it comes to University is-

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Kat Rainey helps host the first open forum for the Multicultural Student

I think it will be kind
of impossible to keep our
bodies separate, to keep us
from talking and communicating, Rainey said. Were
inherently going to speak
and, I hope, support each
Rainey said she has already had positive conversations with members of

the Student Senate Coalition OneKU who won the

election just hours before
the forum on ways the
two groups can better support each other.




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Criminal offenses at the University

decrease 10 percent from 2014


niversity crime rates

decreased 10 percent in 2015, and
thefts were at a 10-year
low in 2015, according to
the KU Public Safety office
In 2015, KU Public Safety handled 757 criminal offenses as compared to 834
criminal offenses in 2014,
according to the report.
Criminal damage to property and burglary were also
down this year, according
to the report.
James Anguiano, the
University's police captain,
said the change in numbers
often depends on a different ability of KU Public
Safety Office to stop and
report crime.
In the last two years,
weve been able to do more
when it comes to drug investigations,
said. "Last year, we were
able to obtain search warrants based on calls in the

residence halls. So, by obtaining those search warrants, thats where we were
getting an increase in numbers.
As a result of the police department's ability to
obtain search warrants in
dorms, Anguiano said, students are avoiding dorms
and moving into parking
lots and behind campus
buildings to do illegal drugs.
Once students figured
out that we might be able
to get a search warrant for
their room if we have probable cause, they moved out
to the parking lots, Anguiano said. So we had violations in parking lots, people
driving through campus
that might be smoking marijuana, so thats where the
increase happened.
The decrease in theft offenses is mostly because of
an increased awareness students have about their personal belongings, Anguiano
Part of it is, we go out
and do programs on per-

sonal safety and protecting

your property, Anguiano
said. I think a lot of people come to school and they
see those types of programs
and they start locking their
doors, taking things out of
their vehicles and not leaving their property unattended.
Anguiano said officers patrol the campus
and dorm areas 24/7 and
have increased the number of security officers that
walk through buildings at
night. Anguiano also said
PSO puts an emphasis on
making sure buildings are
locked at night.
The third factor is the
public. Our students, faculty, and staff have to be
commended as well for
paying attention to their
property of value and locking their property up. Take
the Union, for example. We
use to have people get up
and leave their laptop on a
table and now theyre picking it up and taking it with
them because they know

the value of that property,

Anguiano said.
Chris Baker, a freshman
from Andover, lives in
Oswald Hall. Baker said
he feels the decrease in
crime and increase in drug
offenses could possibly be
is good, Baker said. If
theyre smoking pot, then
thats not a big deal. But
if kids are getting into cocaine and other bad drugs
then thats really bad."
According to the report,
the biggest increase reported was the use of fake
IDs. The uses the police
are finding, however, aren't what fake IDs are typically used for.
Even though we have
no bars on campus, our
police officers are finding
students who show fake
IDs during traffic stops
or use them to check in
at residence halls, Chris
Keary, interim chief of police, said. Some are also
discovered when found

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there are going to be differences, and there are going to
be disagreements, and there
are going to be times where
were going to be frustrated,
but ultimately, the cause and
the purpose for all of student
government is to help students and to advocate and
support students, Rainey
Jones said she believes
the combined success of the
two groups would mean the
student population would be
better served. Jones said student involvement is going to
be a core focus for the MSG
moving forward, and students will be an important
part of the way the organization is set up.
We cant represent
people if the process does
not represent them from
the beginning, Jones said.
Thats what were trying to
do here.
Members of the organization said they hope to begin
working during the summer
with students on how they
think the MSG should work,

what it should look like and

how can it best serve students.
Its definitely still open
in terms of how best to go
about everything. So if we
have these committees, in
what capacity will they operate? How will they meet?
Is that convenient for students? Rainey said. And
really just setting this up so
students are invested in it,
so thats what the summer
will be.
There has been hesitancy
about who would be included in a multicultural student
government. At one senate
meeting last month, Jones
addressed the purpose of a
separate government and
said that it would be for students who dont get to speak
and dont get to advocate for
At the meeting
the MSG said marginalized student
but are not limited
to, first generation
college students,
students of various races, students

with immigration status,

students of religious beliefs,
or of religious non-belief,
students with disabilities,
students in the LGBTQ+
community, students of lower socioeconomic status, student veterans and student
In order to meet the
needs of marginalized individuals, Rainey outlined
the preliminary goals of the
group which included a multicultural student orientation, advocating for equity
within various University
spaces, working with administration on recruitment,
administration and cohort
hiring and using the multicultural educational fund to
adequately distribute monetary resources to multicultural groups.

Rainey said there are

still details to hammer out
this summer and work to be
done, and they plan to get
the ball rolling with elections in the fall.
Although the MSG is in
its first stages, Rainey said
shes excited to see where
the future will take this oneof-a-kind organization.
I think its amazing that
we were all put in this space
at this time and given this
opportunity, and Im grateful that Ive got to work with
so many great people, but
Im even more excited for
the potential that it holds,
Rainey said. Because now
we have opportunity to just
affect so many students.

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Junior strives to foster acceptance amidst discriminatory laws



Blake grew up
in a town that
he said was was
not very accepting of the
LGBTQ+ population.
In 2012, his hometown of Hutchinson voted
against ordinances offering protection to members
of the gay community.
I came from a community where being gay or being bisexual or being trans
was not accepted at all,
Blake said.
Blake, a junior who
identifies as bisexual, said
coming to Lawrence was a
perspective change.
Coming to the college
atmosphere, where you
have a lot of people who
are of a generation where
gay rights is accepted,
that changed a lot of it,
he said. So I think thats
something in Lawrence
thats pretty unique that
we have a generation of
people that are beginning
to realize that who youre
with in a relationship
does not define everything
about you and even if it
did, its not something that
we need to reject you as a
person for.
The University is currently in the midst of Gaypril, a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+
community put on by
Spectrum KU. Blake, who
has helped organize events
in the past through his involvement with Student
Union Activities, said he
thinks Gaypril has always been a celebration
of the fact that there are
LGBTQ+ individuals in every facet of the University.
Its creating opportunities for people that
are identifying as part of
the LGBTQ communi-

ty, Blake said. It is important to make sure that

people realize there are
members of this community throughout KU. So
whether that's Greek life,
thats student involvement, whether thats in
your classroom, there are
people across the University who experience the
same type of situations
that these individuals are
experiencing, so its universal.
Although Blake said he
thinks Lawrence is a pretty liberal place, he said its
hard to escape the politics
of Kansas.
Recent legislation in
the Kansas Statehouse,
such as Senate Bill 513,
which would prohibit
students from using a restroom that does not align
with their biological sex,
and Senate Bill 175, which
allows religious groups to
bar other students from
their organization based
on their beliefs, have received criticism for being
LGBTQ+ students.
Our government has
actively worked to make it
more difficult for a person
who identifies as LGBTQ
to succeed within our University, Blake said.
However, Blake said
that despite the governments attempts to intervene, the University has
strong leaders who are
always working to make
sure students feel safe on
campus. He said that while
he thinks administrators
do a good job of making
the University an inclusive
place, its the everyday students who are responsible
for creating an accepting
When youre looking at
the LGBTQ movement, the
real leaders are the people

who are willing to listen,

not just to people of their
own identity, those that
arent just listening to gay
rights or womens rights
or that arent just trying
to push a specific agenda,
but are instead looking
at the ways in which our
University and our politics
and our social atmosphere
continue to impact everyone, Blake said.
Kailee Karr, a 2015
worked with Blake in Student Union Activities. As
far as leaders go, Karr said
she thinks Blake is one of
the best.
TJ is definitely a leader on campus. Despite being one of the most professional students I knew,

LGBTQ community, Karr

said. He was involved in
student life but he was also
connecting his personal
feelings and his personal
beliefs to his work, which I
think was really cool.
Karr is now in a masters program for higher
education administration
at the University of Tennessee. During her research on activism in the
LGBTQ+ community, Karr
said she found that kind of
connection was the most
important thing about students.
The more that people
are willing to talk about
the issues, the more comfortable people feel reaching out to members of the
community, Karr said. I

think thats really where

you see a strong community being built.
Social change is important to an accepting environment, Blake said, and
that overall, he thinks the
students at the University
are more receptive to ideas
of social change than other
places around the state.
And thats the way KU
is different its not just
the LGBTQ community
that cares about gay rights
and trans rights, its everybody at the University,
Blake said.
Blake has been involved
in Gaypril during the past
two years, and although he
said hes not as involved
this year, he hopes during
his time at the University,

he has helped contribute

to a more accepting environment for future students.
The most rewarding
part is looking back and
realizing that you might
make a difference for a future student, looking back
and realizing that there
might be a student that's
in a very similar position
that I am in right now, but
might have it just a tiny bit
easier just from a choice
that I made in college,
Blake said. And I think
thats a pretty rewarding

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TJ Blake

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Liston: Errors in Kansas' Spanish-language

voting guide are an unacceptable oversight

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n March 7, Democratic consultant

Chris Reeves wrote
in the Daily Kos that Kansas Spanish-language voting guide contained errors
and was not identical to the
English-language version.
In the article, Reeves
points out two discrepancies. First, the registration

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believe[s] the mistake has

had zero effect on voters in
Yet without any statistics or information, they
cannot be certain that it had
no negative consequences.
Voters who may have
been misled by the inaccuracies and registered later
than 21 days before an election would have had their
votes nullified. This possibility means that some Kansans may not have had their
voices heard in elections for
the past five years.
already has strict voter registration laws that require
proof of citizenship and
make it more difficult for
some Kansans to register.
Almost 23,000 Kansans
have had their registrations placed in suspense

or removed from voting

lists since the proof of citizenship requirement was
instated in 2013. Pair this
with these recently-revealed language barriers in
voting guides, and it is easy
to see how many Kansans
may feel they are being systematically discriminated
Whether Kobach intended on suppressing
non-English-speaking Kansas voters or this incident
was truly an accident, an
oversight of this magnitude
cannot be tolerated. Since
the duties regarding voter
registration fall under the
Secretary of States jurisdiction, it should be his and his
offices job to ensure that
all information provided to
voters is updated. Kobach
and his staffs negligence

should prompt an investigation into the issue and

lead to greater scrutiny of
the offices operations in
the future.
The Kansas government
must be more diligent in
preventing the circulation
of false information to its
citizens. All Kansans deserve to have their voices
heard in elections, and that
cannot be achieved when
members of our government allow issues like this
one to go unnoticed or uncorrected.
Ryan Liston is a freshman from Lawrence studying journalism.
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Clough: NBAs decision to keep All-Star

game in Charlotte is rational and justified

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deadline in the Spanish version was incorrectly set to 15

days before an election; the
correct deadline is 21 days
before an election. Second,
the Spanish version failed
to mention that voters can
use a United States passport as valid identification
when registering to vote.
Even more appalling,
however, may be the fact
that these discrepancies
are not new. After Reeves
was interviewed April 12 on
NPRs Here and Now, Kansas Secretary of State Kris
Kobachs office sent the
news program a letter stating that the Spanish voting
guide had not been revised
since November 2011.
In the same letter, the
office claims that the discrepancies were a result of
simple human error and it


Last Friday, during the

board of governors meeting
in New York, NBA officials
addressed rising controversy
surrounding the selection of
Charlotte, N.C. as the site of
the 2017 All-Star Game. Critics have suggested the event
be moved to a different city
in light of the states House
Bill 2, which went into effect last month. House Bill 2
prohibits transgender people
from using the restroom of
the gender they identify with.
Even though many people, including celebrities like

Charles Barkley, advocated

to move the game in a display of protest for the bill, the
NBA decided to maintain its
decision to allow Charlotte to
host the event. Although the
decision was met with some
criticism, it is ultimately the
best course of action for the
and the political climate.
Changing the events location seems much too simplistic an action to have any
significant impact on the social atmosphere. Certainly,
the potential economic benefit to Charlotte of having such
a high-profile event would be
lost, although the additional
revenue wouldnt have been
a factor in the first place if a
different city was originally
Not to mention that the
two spheres of sports entertainment and politics
are largely unrelated. NBA
Commissioner Adam Silver
said Friday that the law as it
stands is problematic for the
league. But it doesnt seem

that any legislation would be

directly detrimental to the
core operations of the NBA,
whose primary function is to
provide entertainment and
promote athleticism. North
Carolinas bill may be contrary to the leagues ideals,
but it isnt in direct opposition to its productivity.
That said, its certainly
important to consider the
immense influence athletics
hold over our culture. Sports
are big business for American audiences, and its commendable that the league has
expressed intentions to continue engagement with those
who can bring about change.
Granted, these words
may not carry any gravity,
but should the NBA actually
continue the conversation,
it should be applauded for
its progressive efforts. Ultimately though, it isnt the
leagues responsibility to
become involved with North
Carolinas legislation.
Other forms of entertainment have confronted the


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same issue of how to conduct

business in the state. Bruce
Springsteen canceled his recent tour stop in Greensboro,
N.C., in response to the bill.
Yet other artists, such as
Mumford & Sons, opted to
donate proceeds from their
North Carolina concert to a
local LGBT group. This response is much more productive and mature rather
than isolating oneself from
the situation in protest, the
group is actively working to
influence change.
Relocating the All-Star
game from Charlotte doesnt
make much sense in moving
forward. If the NBA really
does want to try to address
the issue, it has more opportunity to do so by remaining
involved in the community.
Its presence alone can help
continue the conversation.
host status wouldnt be justified given that the city has
its own NBA team. Do the
Charlotte Hornets have any
less right to play in the city

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just because of governmental legislation? The bill isnt

even necessarily an accurate
representation of the views
of everyone in the state it
isnt fair to punish the public
by stripping its access to entertainment.
The main focus should be
House Bill 2 and the All-Star
Game are largely unrelated
issues, and allowing one to
affect the other isnt logical.
Regardless of the potentially problematic legislation
of North Carolinas government, the NBA is doing the
right thing by keeping the
game in Charlotte and continuing the conversation.
There are more productive
ways to discuss and bring
about change than to simply
abandon the situation.
Matthew Clough is a junior from Wichita studying
English and journalism.
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Members of the Kansan
Editorial Board are Vicky
Diaz-Camacho, Kate Miller,
Gage Brock and Maddy



Alex Robinson/KANSAN

Spring concerts in Lawrence and Kansas City


Tedeschi Trucks Band

at The Midland Theater
When: April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1228 Main St.
Kansas City, Mo.
Price: $29.50
Andrew Bird at The
Midland Theater
When: April 21, 8 p.m.
Where: 1228 Main St.
Kansas City, Mo.
Price: $25
Mount Moriah at The
Riot Room
When: April 25, 8 p.m.
Where: 4048 Broadway St.
Kansas City, Mo.
Price: $12 / 21+
The Arcs at Liberty
When: April 26, 8 p.m.
Where: 644 Massachusetts
Price: $35
Eleanor Friedberger
with Haunted Summer
and La Guerre at The
When: April 26, 9 p.m.
Where: 737 New
Hampshire St.

Nahko and Medicine

For The People at
Liberty Hall
When: April 30, 8 p.m.
Where: 644 Massachusetts
Price: $25
Moses Sumney at The
When: May 1, 8 p.m.
Where: 737 New
Hampshire St.
Price: $10

Guided By Voices at
The Bottleneck
When: May 2, 9 p.m.
Where: 737 New
Hampshire St.
Price: $25
Silversun Pickups at
The Midland
When: May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1228 Main St.
Kansas City, Mo.
The CD cover image from Are You Serious, a new release by Andrew Bird. Bird will play at the Midland on April 21.

Price: $25

Middle of the Map

When: May 4-7
Where: Various venues
Price: $80 4-day music

Unknown Mortal
Orchestra at The

Deftones at Uptown

Gnarly Davidson w/
The Sluts and Young
Bull at Replay Lounge

DIIV at The Bottleneck

When: May 21, 10 p.m.

Where: 737 New

Hampshire St.

When: May 26, 9 p.m.

When: May 20, 8 p.m.

When: May 12, 9 p.m.
Where: 737 New
Hampshire St.

Where: 3700 Broadway

Kansas City, Mo.

Where: 946 Massachusetts


Price: $16

Price: $40
Price: $15

Price: $3 /21+

Price: $13
George Clinton and
Parliament Funkadelic
at The Granada
When: April 30, 8 p.m.
Where: 1020
Massachusetts St.
Price: $35

Polica at The
When: May 7, 9 p.m.
Where: 737 New
Hampshire St.
Price: $16

Mayor Hawthorne at
The Granada
When: May 14, 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1020
Massachusetts St.
Price: $23

Psychic Heat w/ Paper

Buffalo, This Is My
Condition at The

CS Luxem at Replay

Texas Hippie Coalition

at The Granada

When: May 25, 10 p.m.

When: May 27, 7:30 p.m.

When: May 21, 9 p.m.

Where: 946 Massachusetts


Where: 1020
Massachusetts St.

Price: $3 /21+

Price: $16

Where: 737 New

Hampshire St.
Price: $5




he weather getting
warmer gives University students more opportunity to use campus and
the city of Lawrence as their
personal outdoor gym. And
the best part is, its free.
Emily Russell, a senior
from Gardner, Kan., is a
certified personal trainer
at Ambler Student Recreation Center. Russell said
running, hiking or biking at
Clinton Lake are effective
outdoor workouts.
But even for students
who cant make the trek to
the lake, Russell said there
are options.
Both of the high schools
[in Lawrence] have their
tracks open. So, usually,
there is no one there, and
you can run sprints or run
the stairs Russell said. It
works out really nice as high
intensity training.
Pranjal Neupane, anoth-

er personal trainer at Ambler and a senior from Overland Park said he prefers hill
You just have to find
a gradual slope that isnt
hard to find around Lawrence at all, Neupane said.
My favorite one is on the
corner of Indiana and Sunnyside.

excuse to not have
good posture in
your exercises.
Emily Russell
personal trainer

Neupane likes to sprint

up the hill and do a light
jog on the way back down.
He says this works different
muscles that running on a
flat surface doesnt.
For those who dont enjoy running, Russell suggests using ones own body

weight as resistance or going

to a local park that has bars
and different level surfaces.
Both trainers emphasize
drinking a lot of water when
working out outdoors due to
the extra heat and elements.
Neupane said students
can pretty much do anything
outside that they would normally do in the gym.
The gym is a very clean
environment. The floors are
all even and there isnt any
dirt, Neupane said. Outdoors in the grass, it is a
different resistance on your
feet. Youre exposed to the
elements a little bit more so
it makes it a little bit tougher.
Russell warned to always
practice good form no matter where students work out.
There is no excuse to not
have good posture in your
exercises, Russell said.
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Paige Stingley/KANSAN
Emily Russell (top), a senior from Gardner, holds a plank, making sure that every part of her body is in line.
Pranjal Neupane (below), a senior from Overland Park, does a series of mountain climbers in between sprints up
the hill at Ambler Rec Center.

Clough: How taking tiny risks is best way to revitalize


Illustration by Gracie Williams


Spring semester has a

way of wearing you down.
Especially by this point
in the season, with finals
looming just around the
corner, its hard not to
feel stagnant physically,
mentally and emotionally.

To conquer the everyday

grind, youve got to stick to
your schedule. Persevere.
Or do you?
Despite the suffocating stringencies of school,
spring is my favorite season. Its refreshing to
see everything grow new
again. Spring is the sea-

son of rejuvenation and

rebirth. Its perhaps the
tritest symbol in English
literature. But theres good
reason for it in a time so
conducive to dreariness for
students, theres no better
way to revitalize than making little, unprecedented
changes in your routine.


Best of the best: Downtown patios

Warm weather provides

more exercise opportunities


Each of us has a personal comfort zone in which

our desires to accomplish
an end goal often keep us
trapped. For many students, its the drive to finish the semester or lock
down that summer internship. And while these are
valiant objectives to work
toward, I want to suggest
that its easier to keep your
mind clear and focused on
such ambitions by acting a
little out of the ordinary.
It doesnt have to be
anything major, and in
fact, probably shouldnt be.
But taking small risks and
augmenting your notion of
whats acceptable is a great
way to develop creativity
and openness to experience. Be bold, edgy and unabashedly certain in trying
something new.
For me, a rejuvenated
mindset came principally in
the form of a pair of pants.
Pink pants, specifically, on
the shelf in a department
store. They were pants to
which I never would have
given a second thought had
a friend not thrown them at
me and told me to try them
on. Hesitantly, I did. Even
more hesitantly, I bought
them. To my initial horror,

I started wearing them in

The resulting feeling
was undoubtedly stressful, at first. I felt ridiculous
and utterly beside myself.
But eventually, as I began
for them, a strange sort of
confidence came over me.
I felt like I could wear anything I wanted, even things
that never would have fit
into my imagined personal
sense of style.
Ill be the first to admit
this is a silly example. Deciding on a pair of pants to
wear is assumedly one of
the most trivial parts of the
day. But the sentiments associated with doing something different, even the
accompanying stress, were
beneficial (University of
California researchers even
say a healthy dose of stress
can make you feel pumped,
the way exercise would).
Feeling uncomfortable
and moving beyond your
comfort zone are productive experiments. Its important to put yourself in
foreign situations, especially considering such moments happen frequently
in the real world. As of
2012, the average employ-

ee stayed in one job for

only 4.4 years. With such
quick turnover, its expected that you be able to adjust to new and sometimes
frightening environments.

Spring is the
season of
rejuvenation and

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Lawrence is home to 48
restaurants, according
to the Downtown Lawrence website. With
warm weather approaching and summer
just around the corner,
restaurants are opening their patio seating.
Here are some of the
best patios to check out
this spring:

Heres my advice: wear

the pink pants. Dye your
hair. Take a swing dancing class. It doesnt matter
what you do so long as its
subtly boisterous. Be visible and unapologetic. Its
good practice for the future
and perfect for refocusing
a distressing present. Very
few of the minute details
in life are permanent, and
theres no better time to try
something unusual.

1. Genovese

Genovese, 941 Massachusetts St., offers

Italian cuisine at an
with a two-level patio.
The balcony has two to
three tables, holding
nine people, and the
downstairs patio has
three tables, holding
about 12 people, said
Alex Dominguez, general manager at Genovese.
People love the balcony seating, Dominguez said.
The balcony offers
customers a different
perspective of Massachusetts St., and the
downstairs patio creates
an open-layout with
four french doors that
lead from the restaurant
to the patio.

2. Merchants
Pub and Plate

3. Dempseys
Burger Pub

Merchants Pub and

Plate, located at 746
Massachusetts St., has a
split patio on both sides
of the door. The patio
has six small tables,
holding about 20 people in total.
along the wall while
guests sit in turquoise
chairs under bright blue
umbrellas. The color of
the chairs and umbrellas make Merchants
stand out among the
A manager from
Merchants was unavailable for comment.

A block west of Massachusetts Street, at

623 Vermont, is a rustic patio with six large,
wooden tables. Because
Dempseys is tucked
back from the busy
downtown streets, the
patio provides a quiet
Dempseys patio lights
up with string lights
zigzagging above the
tables and beer signs
along the walls.
A manager from
Dempseys was unavailable for comment.

4. Cielito Lindo

On the backside of
Massachusetts Street at
815 New Hampshire St.,
you will find a large patio with bright blue umbrellas. This large patio
is home to margaritas,
Mexican food and Cielito Lindo.
Dionicio Perez, owner of Cielito Lindo, said
the patio is eight years
old. He said on nice
days the patio often
reaches capacity 100
The people love the
big patio, and I think
its the only big patio we
have in downtown Lawrence, Perez said.
He also added that
people especially love
the margaritas.

5. Jeffersons

Home of the dollar

bill wall, Jeffersons,
743 Massachusetts St.,
is also known for its
We have a beautiful spot just looking
across Mass. Street,
Tim Barnes, general
manager at Jeffersons,
said. I know its not a
large patio, but really
on Mass Street theres
not too many large
patios. And I think its
just we are one of the
more popular restaurants downtown, especially with the college-age students.
Below the red awning are three tables
that hold about 12 people.
Edited by Sarah

Campus sustainability:
where we are now

Matthew Clough is a
junior from Wichita studying English and journalism.
Edited by G.J. Melia


Illustration by Gracie Williams

Staab: Students should

pay more attention to
campus recycling efforts

school, most of us have
been taught about the
"three R's:" reduce, reuse,
and recycle. These arent
hard concepts really, but
through years of observation Ive noticed that many
students have a particularly hard time with the last R,
recycling, while attending
large university events.
I first noticed this phenomenon while tailgating
in the fall of 2014 and again
this past football season.
The Rock Chalk Recycle
initiative had placed specifically-marked recycling
bins down the hill, but
perhaps as a result of the
crowds drunken state, or
maybe just because they
didnt care, alumni and
students alike had an extremely difficult time understanding what kind of
waste went into each bin.
Not only were tailgaters
opting out of throwing recyclable waste into the recycle bins, but they were

also not paying attention to

which bin they were throwing things into. Non-recyclable waste was going
into recycling bins, plastic
was going with paper, and
paper was being tossed in
with the plastic. It was a
mess, and I can only imagine how much of a mess it
was for the Rock Chalk Recycle employees.
Thankfully, our university is blessed to have an
active and extensive recycling program that continues to promote a sustainable campus. According
to student employees at
Rock Chalk Recycle, students seem to be pretty
good about recycling in
some buildings on campus,
including Murphy Hall,
the libraries and engineering buildings, while other
buildings such as Wescoe
and the Union arent quite
up to par.
The University released
a sustainability plan in
2011 that outlines how it
intends to embrace sustainable practices, includ-

ing the recycling programs.

This is definitely a huge
step in a greener direction.
Yet even with the University on board, and our great
on-campus recycling program, it's still up to students and campus visitors
to utilize the recycling bins
appropriately, especially
during large events such as
football tailgates and graduation.
Use your eyes when
disposing of waste on campus. Look for the blue bins
scattered throughout every
building, and actively think
about if what you are about
to throw away can instead
be placed in a recycle bin.
Recycling is easy, even if
youve had a few drinks at
a tailgate.
Erica Staab is a senior
from Hays studying environmental studies and
Edited by Matthew

As part of continuing sustainability efforts

across campus, University officials and members of Student Senate
have collaborated to introduce new initiatives
for upcoming campus
building projects.
In February, Student
Senate passed a resolution which mandated all
new University building
be built to a Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Gold Standard by fall of
2016. The rating system
was created by a nonprofit group, the U.S.
Green Building Council.
with these standards are
given a Certified Silver,
Gold or Platinum classification using a point
scale based on sustainability criteria.
Tomas Green, Student Senate policy and
development director,
authored the resolution, and said University
buildings are currently
built to the silver standard specifications, but
are not officially certified
due to high costs.
Since were at silver, and since we have
a lot of building projects
that are coming up soon,
the thought was to push
them to a gold standard,
which is just the next
level up, he said. Not
necessarily to get the
certification, although

thats still an option

for the future. What we
want to do is we want to
push the University to
have next-level criteria
being met.
Green said buildings
on campus are not officially LEED certified, as
it costs anywhere from
$50,000 to $100,000
to verify each buildings
sustainability standards.
He said University administration is in favor
of campus sustainability; however, the allocation of how much money
to spend on sustainability projects can be a point
of contention.
Theyre on board
with the idea of sustainability on campus.
Theres nobody here that
[says] Im not about the
environment, he said.
Everybody is on board
in terms of values. What
breaks down is how we
delegate our money to
meet those values.
Barry Swanson, associate vice provost and
chief procurement officer, has worked closely
with Green to continue
the development of sustainability
He said ensuring higher LEED standards for
campus buildings is an
ongoing process.
We have existing
standards, and we have
some of those standards.
Thats a process thats
certainly not complete,
he said. We already
have a lot of those standards in place, its just

a matter of we need the

people involved to have
two seconds to breathe
with the Central District
[Project] going on.
Green has pursued is
a University-wide net
negative carbon expansion. He said ideally,
with the numerous new
building projects, a plan
can be put in place to
decrease the amount of
carbon produced across
campus. He said the
initiative is dependent
on who is named as the
next provost of the University.
If the next provost is
on board with this idea,
it will be able to get accomplished. If not, then
not, he said. But the
idea is that for all these
expansions on campus,
we would be finding reasonable offsets to the
carbon that is already
being generated so were
not expanding our carbon footprint.
Swanson said general
sustainability efforts are
an integral part of the
Sustainability is in
everything we do. Its
deeply ingrained into
everything they do in
facilities and construction and procurement.
Its just who we are as
a University, he said.
Its just who we are and
what we do and how we
do it.

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Aries (March 21-April

Advancement on long-term
projects seems slowed
or suspended. Revise
professional plans over the
next five months, with Pluto
retrograde. Explore new
workspace options. Imagine a delightful future. Hold
yourself to high standards.
Taurus (April 20-May
Get into more interesting
assignments. Enjoy scientific research and intellectual
study over the next five
months, with Pluto retrograde. Plan an educational
adventure, like a conference, vacation or class, for
later in the year.
Gemini (May 21-June
Review your investments
and plan for long-term
growth. Fine-tune shared
finances over the next five
months, with Pluto retrograde. Reaffirm and revise
agreements. Your discipline
is admirable.
Cancer (June 21-July
Keep promises with your
partner to clear space for
a new project. The next
five months, with Pluto
retrograde, favor retreats,
collaborative brainstorming
and getaways. Nurture
your relationship with extra
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Review and reaffirm your
direction at work over the
next five months, with Pluto
retrograde. Make plans
for action later in the year.
Does your work feed your
spirit? Is anything missing?
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept.
Refine your winning
strategies over the next
five months, with Pluto
retrograde. Make plans
and calculations. Tune your
instruments and prepare
for a performance later in
the year.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct.
Stick with tested methods
at home over the next five
months, with Pluto retrograde. Make an inspiration
folder with renovation
ideas. Research prices and
get bids. Plan projects for
later in the year.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov.
Focus discussion around
short-term projects close
to home over the next
five months, with Pluto
retrograde. Launch a major
promotion later in the year.
Get your ducks in a row.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22Dec. 21)
More responsibility leads
to more income. Streamline
for efficiency over the next
five months, with Pluto retrograde. Develop what you
have. Review finances to
conserve resources. Learn
from past successes as well
as failures.
Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 19)
The next five months are
good for healing old
wounds, with Pluto retrograde. Let go of worn-out
baggage. Review personal
desires and alter course
to suit. Launch a dream
project later this year.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb.
Refine health and well-being practices over the next
five months, with Pluto
retrograde. Curtail speculation and risk. Stick with the
team you've got. Enjoy a
spa or retreat. Launch into
action later this year.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March
Prepare for a community
effort later this year. For the
next five months, with Pluto
retrograde, secure what's
already been achieved.
Keep the current team
roster. Do what worked
before. Line up the pieces.

Kelcie Matousek/KANSAN
Jamie Venzian, a junior majoring in music therapy at the University, plays the piano and guitar and has learned several other instruments for her major including the ukulele, the recorder and
several percussion instruments.

From Thailand to the U.S., music therapy

major uses musical talents to impact others

ou could hear a pin

drop in the run-down
orphanage in Bangkok, Jamie Venzian said.
Eighty children with cerebral
palsy filled a room in the dilapidated orphanage with two
or three children to a crib,
quietly staring at the University students who had come
to play music for the orphans.
To break the silence, Venzian, along with several other
University students, picked
up her instrument and began
playing. The music filled the
silence, soothing the children.
In this modest setting,
Venzian wasnt performing
for fame, but for her passion:
music therapy.
Venzian, a junior from
Parkville, Mo., knew that she
wanted to go into music therapy since she was a freshman
in high school. A study abroad
program gave her the opportunity to go to Thailand last
summer to use music therapy
to help children with cerebral
palsy. It was an experience
that would never leave her.

It was really emotional to

go in there, but after an hour
of working with them we had
some clients turn in their
bed, verbalize for the first
time ever and express themselves through smiling or eye
contact, which were all new
things to them, Venzian said.
Music therapy is an unusual major for the class of
2017 at the University; only
12 people will graduate with
the degree.
Music therapy uses musical ideas or activities, such as
playing instruments or singing, to stimulate motor skills.
Venzian, who now has plenty
of hands-on experience, has
seen her talent help patients,
which brings her immense
Its great when you have
a client and see them achieve
their goal, Venzian said. "For
me to be able to see some of
the children move a part of
their body that they couldnt
before the session is really
Venzian has made it far in
a rare major and has become
a versatile musician in the

Her love for music began

early in life. She learned to
play the piano in kindergarten and the guitar in fifth
grade. As a requirement for
the music therapy major,
Venzian has learned to play
the ukulele, recorder and a
few percussion instruments.
Shes even developed her
voice for singing.
Her decision to go into
music therapy happened
when one of her friends was
in the hospital.
She had leukemia, Venzian said. She always had a
music therapist come in to lift
her spirits as well as work on
physical skills.
Venzian was touched by
this and found not only a passion but a future.
Like Venzian, her fellow
music therapy majors recognize the pleasure in helping
others and are energized by
the technique in the way music is used.
We are using music to
solve specific problems and
issues, Kolby Koczanowski,
a fellow music therapy major said. Its not a systematic
process or one answer; it is

different for every setting.

Venzian also works with
detained teenagers in juvenile detention with Douglas
County Youth Services and
helps them with their behavioral issues through calming
Venzian is determined to
make sure other people are
aware of music therapy and
the positive impact it has on
the sick, disabled or troubled.
A big part of being a music therapy major and going
into a profession that is so
unknown is knowing that any
chance you get you need to
advocate for your profession
in order for it to grow in the
future, Venzian said.
Peers say that Venzians
skill and passion hasnt gone
unnoticed among the other
students in her major. Venzian has built a reputation for
being a talented and dedicated individual.
Her musicianship skills
and her ability to play guitar
along with her ability to know
how the music should sound
makes her unique, said Katie Schroeder, another music
therapy major. She is an

amazing person and is very

passionate about what she
does and thats what makes
her so good."
As Venzian and the other
students left the orphanage,
the nurses stopped to thank
them as tears of joy streamed
down their faces, she said.
They exclaimed that the children moved and reacted in
ways theyd never seen before
the music therapy.
Thailand was life-changing not only for Venzian, but
also for the dozens of children
she was able to help. When
college is over, Venzian hopes
to use these experiences to
help those who find comfort
in the music she is so passionate about.
After I graduate I hope
to start a private practice and
work with children with special needs, Venzian said. I
want to have music therapy
be known in every household
as well as help as many children and adults in the community as possible.
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Talk Arty to Me series focuses on personal

branding and promotion skills for art students

The School of the Arts

began its "Talk Arty to Me"
series April 7, focusing on everything from resume-building to self-branding. The
event is a series of sessions
throughout the month of
April on professional branding and promotion.
Noticing a lack of representation at the Universitys
career fairs for students of the
fine arts, Heather Anderson,
the marketing and communications coordinator in the
School of Arts, proposed a
plan to help propel art students into the professional
world after graduation. She
proposed the plan along with
Sarah Sahin, the senior administrative associate for the
Department of Film and Media studies. This is just a way
for the department to give
the students a little more exposure to professionalization
methods and especially some
methods that [are] probably
outside the realm of what we
see in the arts curriculum,
Sahin said. These are techniques that I think all students should be familiar with,
but many go through their
time here without learning

how to promote themselves

for the next step.
To help promote students'
participation, the series has
been split into four sections
with lunch provided. The first
session, How your art and
business co-exist," was held
last Thursday, April 7, with
what Anderson called a successful turnout.
The sessions to follow are
Write grants like a pro," on
April 14, a session focusing on
tips for writing grant proposals; Apply today! on April
21 teaches how to write covers letters and resumes; and
Look, ma! Im a brand! on
April 28 discusses the importance of self-promotion and

These are techniques that I think

all students should
be familiar with.
Sarah Sahin
film & media senior
administrative associate

Were getting speakers

who have worked in these
fields that the students are
hoping to get into, which I
think is also really important
for the students who are on

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Sarah Bishop, Director of Grants and Special Projects for the Lawrence Arts Center, talks to students during the
Talk Arty to Me series on April 14th.

the cusp of graduating to see

men and women whove gone
out and done what they hope
to do, Sahin said.
Sahin, who was an arts
major when she was an undergraduate, said she wishes
she had a similar opportunity when she was graduating
in 2009. Despite having a
strong background in language and writing, Sahin said
there was more to professionalizing than she had realized.
Writing a cover letter or
a resume is really a kind of
art in itself, Sahin said. And
with the heavy presence of
social media today, its incredibly important to know
how to brand yourself online,
especially as an artist. When I
was starting out, I was kind of

lost. I really wish I had known

how to brand myself.
Anderson agreed that the
students definitely needed
more of a platform to push
off when getting out of the
college setting and into the
professional world and, while
she concedes that the career
center on campus is a great
resource for students, art students can be forgotten.
There are a lot of careers
that someone with an arts
degree can have and be successful at that I dont think
many students know about or
think they can do with their
degrees," Anderson said. "I
think that this series will help
them to think out of the box
on how to apply what theyve
learned outside of the class-

Anderson said that she
hopes the students feel as
though the University cares
about them and their success
out of the college setting, especially the art students the
events will be held for.
I think this program really speaks to the Universitys
drive to see the students succeed even after they leave and
are on their own, Anderson
said. We care about our students, and of course we want
them to succeed while theyre
here, but whats the end goal
if not to go out into the professional world and thrive?
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arah Kellogg has a lot on

her plate. In addition to
co-owning interior design company Kellogg Interiors with her husband, Jason,
she refurbishes furniture to
sell at Nellie and Nicos Antique Mall in Shawnee.
However, her current
project is home dcor shop
Vintage Chic, the newest addition to downtown
Lawrence. Kellogg and her
mother Susan Clark own the
shop, which officially opened
March 1.
Although Vintage Chic
is one of several shops on
Massachusetts Street that
sells antique furniture, other
businesses dont provide the
same services. In addition to
selling things like jewelry and
wind chimes made by local
artists, Kellogg and Clark do
custom refurbishing and also
teach classes on how to paint
and refurnish cabinets and
furniture. The waiting list for
their custom work is already
six deep.
When Vintage Chic, located at 823 Massachusetts
St., had its grand opening
last week, Kellogg and Clark
sold every piece of furniture
they had in stock. Kellogg
wasnt expecting the new
location to take off so soon.
She partially attributes its
success to consumers piqued
interest in vintage furniture.
Kellogg said as people inherit antiques from their relatives, they want it updated
to match their more youthful
style. Older furniture also
tends to be of better quality
than newer pieces.
Now you can go and get
a really good quality piece
thats really old, fix it up and
spend significantly less mon-

ey, but you have a significantly better quality piece of

furniture, Kellogg said.
Kellogg has been working as an interior designer
for more than a decade, but
she started out on a different
path. She completed three
years of a biology degree at
the University before deciding to make a change.
I had this huge creative
side to me, Kellogg said.
It turns out Im very rightbrained. Im not left-brained
at all. So I decided to take a
After receiving a degree in
interior design from Johnson
County Community College,
Kellogg went to work for Fine
Design, a design firm in Lawrence, where she stayed for
eight years.
Kellogg and Clark went
into business together two
years ago after Clark lost
her job at a collection agency. Kellogg had already been
considering opening a business. Fulfilling her dream and
helping her mother out in the
process, Kellogg pitched her
idea for a furniture refurbishing business to Clark.
When she was laid off I
called her and said, Listen,
Ive got an idea, Kellogg
said. She was like Okay, lets
do it.
They opened a store in a
leased 500-square-foot space
on Kasold Drive. Business
was good, and Kellogg decided to expand. When the spot
at 8th and Massachusetts
opened up, she took it. Clark
couldnt be happier with the
Theres nothing like
downtown Lawrence, she
said. "Ive never seen anything like it.
Kellogg and Clark have
their own roles in the business. Kellogg handles most

of the artsy parts like creating window displays and doing specialty paint jobs, and
Clark does the more logistical
tasks, like bookkeeping. By
both accounts, their working
relationship is a good one.
Kellogg is surprised by the
success of the new location.
She and Clark also sell pieces
at Nellie and Nicos Antique
Mall in Shawnee. They lease
a 500-square-foot space in a
different part of Lawrence.
We worked together to
open this place, and we really
had a ball. She worked hard;
I worked hard, Clark said.
Its really rewarding to work
with your daughter and come
up with something like this.
Shes proud of it, Im proud
of it, and its made us closer."
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Sarah Kellogg (pictured) and her mother own Vintage Chic, a new shop on Massachusetts Street.







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How the McGinley duos

time apart brought them
closer together
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Shannon (left) and Erin (right) McGinley.


he Kansas outfield at
Arrocha Ballpark consists of three numbers:
7, 77 and 11.
The seven is Shannon
McGinley in right field. The
77 is Briana Evans in center
field. The 11 is Erin McGinley in left field.
Before every game, they
meet in the outfield and say
7-11-7 twice.
For fans of Beyonce,
which applies to these
three, 7/11 is one of the
hit songs off her last album,
This is our jam, Erin
This might seem like just
a pregame routine for the
McGinley sisters, but it is
just one of many moments
theyve had playing softball
and in life together.
Theyre just great people and fun to be around
in the outfield and off the
field, Evans said of the sis-

Shannon and Erin grew
up in Prairie Village in a
very competitive household.
It was always sports,
sports, sports, Shannon
played multiple sports as
kids from tennis, to basketball, to soccer, and lastly
What made them choose
Their dad played baseball at Baker University, so
he led them down the path
to play the game they love.
They played together for
two years in high school at
Shawnee Mission East High
School in both softball and
It wasnt always all fun
and games for the sisters,
who are two years apart.
Shannon originally attended Virginia, and at the time
of her departure, she and
Erin did not get along.
In high school, our

mom told us one day that

we would be best friends,
and we both thought no
way, Shannon said.
So what was it that
brought them closer together?
The 1,005.7 miles between Prairie Village and
Charlottesville, Virginia.
Were best friends. If
it was in high school, it
wouldnt work out but moving away it brought us closer together, Shannon said.
Her sister agreed.
When your sibling goes
away its harder to find
someone to talk to because
you can tell them everything, Erin said.
After being enrolled at
Virginia for a year and a
half, Shannon had the opportunity to come back
home and play for the Jayhawks. A key factor in that
was also Erin being recruited by coach Megan Smith.
A big part of it was Erin
getting the chance to play
here, but it was also diffi-

cult for me to attend the

business school and balance it with softball, Shannon said. At KU, I was able
to balance both and play
alongside Erin.
Now, the sisters are
though Erin is the younger
sister, she says she is the
motherly one.
If shes driving Im not
afraid to tell her how bad
she is doing, Erin said. It
might come off as harsh to
some people, but we both
know it is the respect and
love we have for each other.
Until recently, the sister
combo led the batting order
in the one and two spots.
Being positioned so closely,
their roles on the team are
very similar, which allows
them to help each other.
It gives me more confidence when Shannon goes
up to bat and gets a good
hit. And if I can bunt her
over its more energy to
feed each other when we

move each other around the

bases, said Erin.
And that energy has
helped the two become productive players, according
to their coach.
[The] great thing about
her and her sister is they
understand the pitchers

It gives me more
confidence when
Shannon goes up
to bat and gets a
good hit.
Erin McGinley
left fielder

[and] the game plan, and

they dont do too many
crazy things at the plate,
Smith said.
By sharing similar roles
on the field, they also share
one common memory. They
both agreed that Erins
walk-off against Wisconsin

is their favorite of the season so far.

It was a proud moment
for me because I always tell
people she is better than I
am, and that was a moment
where she showed me how
far she has come, Shannon
said. I was on first base
and to embrace her once
she got to home plate made
me proud as her older sister.
But theres one more
thing about Kansas they
love. Shannon and Erin enjoy playing close to home
where their family can
come and watch them play
Im blessed that I get
the opportunity for my family to see me play because
its not usual that an athlete
has that experience, Erin
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Coaches name Perry Ellis two-time

Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year

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Golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn has won five individual titles this season.

Yupaporn Kawinpakorn named to

Academic All-Big 12 First Team

For golfer Yupaporn

Mook Kawinpakorn, her
senior season has been a
special one. On Thursday,
Kawinpakorn was named
to the Academic All-Big
12 First Team for the third
time in her Kansas career,
according to a KU Athletics

ONeil has coached 42 academic selections since
arriving in Lawrence 12
years ago. Since the Big
12 became a conference in
1996-97, Kansas has had 65
selections total.
To qualify for an Academic All-Big 12 team, an
athlete must maintain a 3.0
GPA or higher in two consecutive semesters and also

participate in at least 60
percent of the teams schedule. For being on the first
team, as Kawinpakorn was,
an athlete must have a 3.20
GPA or higher.
Next up for Kawinpakorn and the womens golf
team is the Big 12 Championship in San Antonio, Texas, April 22-24.
Edited by G.J. Melia

On Thursday, senior
forward Perry Ellis was
named Big 12 Mens Basketball Scholar Athlete of
the year, the league announced. The coaches
tabbed Ellis with the honor for the second straight
year, making him the
second two-time winner
of the fairly new award,
which was established in
the 2012-13 season.
Former Iowa State
forward Melvin Ejim is
the only other athlete to
have won the award.
marked the second honor Ellis was tabbed with
this week, as he was also
named Mr. Jayhawk at
the Kansas Mens Basketball 2015-16 Awards
Banquet on Wednesday.
Coincidentally, Ellis is
also a two-time winner of
the Mr. Jayhawk award.
According to a Big 12
release, Ellis holds a 3.26
On the court, he was a
consensus Second Team
All-American and led
Kansas in scoring for
the second straight year.
He finished his career
ranked in the top 15 in

points, rebounds and double-doubles for all Kansas

Ellis was named to the
Academic All-Big 12 First
Team earlier this year,
marking the third time he
was tabbed as an Academ-

ic All-Big 12 honoree. Hes

also been a member of the
All-Big 12 First Team for
two consecutive seasons
and has averaged at least
13 points per game in three
of his four seasons at the

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Senior Perry Ellis talks with the ESPN College Gameday analysts on Jan. 30.