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CU alumna returns



Journalism and Mass Communication alumna Danae Mercer speaks to students about living abroad.

Two columnists discuss Deglman Hall’s decision to return koozies to CSU.

Creighton dominates Columbia University to remain undefeated.

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-Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;`iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x192;iiÂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x203A;Â&#x153;Â?Ă&#x203A;iÂ&#x201C;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;   Ă&#x160;<1"7- News Editor The Skutt Ballroom was bustling with activity Tuesday afternoon as the annual Involvement Fair took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each of the 89 student clubs and organizations that were represented in the ballroom set up tables and answered questions in the hopes of encouraging students to discover ways to become involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really want to minister to freshmen,â&#x20AC;? Business sophomore Emma Fritzkapps, part of the Creighton Navs (formerly Jays for Christ), said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity to grow our group.â&#x20AC;? Arts & Sciences junior Nick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, part of the Mock Trial group on campus, noted that mock trial wanted to â&#x20AC;&#x153;find people who are interested in doing what [they] do.â&#x20AC;? All freshmen were required to attend this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair. Some were required to pick up a certain number of pamphlets, sign up for a certain number of clubs or write a paragraph about the fair for their RSP classes. According to Katie Kelsey, the director of Student Activities, the Involvement Fair was created for new students to embrace the holistic approach that Creighton offers all of its students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge about something else and to truly experience something other than the academic portion of a college experience,â&#x20AC;? Kelsey said. Kelsey also stated the Involvement Fair serves to build community because it allows new students to build friendships and get involved. Arts & Sciences freshmen Kenzie Crawford and Jess Bird as well as Business freshman Amanda Foje were present at the fair, although they â&#x20AC;&#x153;are limited because [they] play volleyball,â&#x20AC;? according to Bird. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The fair] is a little overwhelming, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s


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she is interested in at the fair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a variety of different organizations, anything from cultural to social

to academic and I think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a home for everyone in one of those activities,â&#x20AC;? Kelsey said.

NASA research underway

China collaboration begins

Creighton. He believes that the research work will help make the students stand out as they go on to professional school, and will teach Three exercise science undergraduate them valuable lessons that will help them in students, Matthew Bubak, Elizabeth Bracciano, their future careers. Bubakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research is called The Effect of and Chelsee James each earned $4,000 Muscle Temperature student fellowships in Neuromuscular from NASA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The research is for students, Fatigue Thresholds. Assistant Br a c c i an oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Professor of Exercise done by students, and designed research is titled Science, Jorge Zuniga, by the students.â&#x20AC;? N e u r o m u s c u l a r, submitted the grants -Jorge Zuniga Metabolic, and and said he is excited Muscle Morphology for the students. Contributions to He explained that undergraduate student research is not very Fatigue of the Quadriceps between Individuals common, and he would like to apply to bring with and without a History of Knee Injuries. more undergraduate research opportunities to TURN TO â&#x20AC;&#x153;NASAâ&#x20AC;? PAGE 2

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Students of the Health Science Schools are now able to apply their medical skills in China through a partnership through Creighton University and Hebei Medical University in Shijiazhuang, China. The two schools will now work to expand their partnership to include student and faculty exchanges in pharmacy, medicine and possibly dentistry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;International collaboration is much needed in China,â&#x20AC;? explained Dr. in-Kun Wen, president of Hebei Medical University via a translator during a signing ceremony on Aug. 20 according to an Omaha World Herald press release. Both Wen and Creighton president the Rev. Timothy Lannon, S.J were present to sign

the final documents making the partnership that has been in the works for seven years official. Dr. Keli Mu, chair of Creightonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Occupational Therapy, said that China has a great need for rehabilitation and health professionals and feels as though students would be able to learn a lot by providing aid in a different part of the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Specifically, we intend to help students learn and understand the culture, health care system and health care services, especially in rehab and nursing care in China,â&#x20AC;? Mu said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through the culture immersion, we intend to foster cultural sensitivity and competency, increase clinical reasoning and cultivate international leadership. Additionally, TURN TO â&#x20AC;&#x153;CHINAâ&#x20AC;? PAGE 2


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“But just how judicious was it to buy can koozies as a contribution to a gift pack given to all incoming freshmen living in the residence halls?”


- Austin Spillane and Dominc Dongilli, page 6

-\ÊStudent led research allows students the opportunity to grow in individualized fields

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 James’ research is called New Submaximal Fatigue Threshold Tests for Muscular Function. All three focus on neuromuscular fatigue, explained Zuniga. NASA is interested in better understanding the relationship between in-flight exercise, performance levels and muscle changes, according to Bracciano. The research that Bubak, Bracciano and James are currently pursuing should hopefully help NASA towards this goal. Zuniga states that Bubak,

Bracciano and James learn many valuable skills through participating in the research. They learn how to use the equipment involved, they undergo a lab certification process and they learn lab procedures and protocol. In addition, Bubak, Bracciano and James spend hours working on data analysis and will eventually write publishable research papers based off of their work. “The research is for students, done by students, and designed by the students,” Zuniga said. Bracciano believes that her research experience at Creighton will help her in her future studies.

“The experience will allow me to carry out more extensive research related to my area of graduate study which will help contribute to the profession,” Bracciano said. Bubak states that he hopes that undergraduate student research at Creighton becomes more common. He said that the most valuable thing he has learned thus far while working on his research is how to solve problems. “You always encounter problems, but have to be persistent and power through,” Bubak said.

The work these students are doing is difficult and strenuous, but it will be worth it once they have completed their research and are possibly even published as

undergraduates, according to Zuniga. Hopefully these students’ work will inspire more students and faculty at Creighton to become involved in undergraduate research.

 \ÊStudies include hypertension, heart disease CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

and practitioners in China of caring for patients in need and improving quality of patients through an interprofessional serves as a tractor that pulls the approach, we intend to increase group together,” Mu said. students’ understanding and Both universities share appreciation of other health care the belief that the professionals as well as expansion of the value and the program significance of “The sincere and deep interest, passion to medicine interprofessional and desire from all participating parties and pharmacy health care services.” will make both The exchange is 10 including the partners in both US and China, universities days long and happens participating students and faculty, and stronger. over fall break so that “There is students do not have practitioners in China caring for patients in so much mutual to worry about falling need and improving quality of patients serves benefit to this behind in classes or relationship,” said as a tractor and pulls the group together.” other obligations. Don Frey, C reig hton -Dr. Keli Mu, chair of the Dr. vice-president of established the Department of Occupational Therapy health sciences China Honors at Creighton Interprofessional University. “We Program (CHIP) in can work together 2008, and the expansion of the partnership is aimed at growing and the Jesuit values through the to find solutions for issues, an already intensive program. While desire to better the lives of persons such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease, that are Creighton students are in China in need. “The sincere and deep challenging both the U.S. they provide rehabilitation training through presentations and hands- interest, passion and desire from all and China.” on work. They also co-treat patients participating parties including the with Hebei’s attending physicians, partners in both U.S. and China, nurses and rehabilitation therapists. participating students and faculty, In exchange, the hospital sends specialists to Omaha immersion in rehabilitation for one year. What sets this international program apart is the focus on showing the relationship between medical care



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12 September 2013

Madeline Zukowski, News Editor

PAGE 3 Alumna speaks of living abroad Follow us: @CUCreightonian

MADELINE ZUKOWSKI News Editor She’s a native of Omaha, but if you listen carefully, she has a British accent. Danae Mercer, a graduate of Creighton in 2009 who now lives and works in London, came back to Creighton on Sept. 4 to give career advice to students, especially those that are interesting in working abroad after graduation. Currently, Mercer works for Kwitten, a public relations and marketing agency in London. She works with corporate businesses internationally and in media relations between journalists and her clients. “I pitch an idea and set up my clients with reporters, usually over lunch,” Mercer said. She is also a freelance journalist in her free time, writing for whoever likes her writing style and previous work. Mercer said she loves living in London; it is beneficial for both her professional and personal life. “London is a double-edged sword and a young person’s city,” Mercer said. “It’s fast, intense, hectic, wild, pulsing, huge, anonymous and international. It means you can do anything, go to any gallery, wear anything you want, see the world’s top theater, sit in a pub from the 1700s, all in the same weekend. Professionally, it enables you to work on global accounts and with people from all over the world.” Mercer admits that living in London at times is not glamorous. “Life is so fast and so expensive that everyone is usually a bit broke and a bit stressed,” Mercer said. “My room is the size of a shoebox,

and in winter my house develops its own freezing capabilities.” However, she absolutely recommends living in London. “People usually come to London for a year and then they can’t leave,” Mecrer said. “When the world is so ready, so very much at your fingertips, it’s hard to go anywhere else. It’s one of the best cities in the world for a reason.” Mercer had lots of advice for students, especially those who are interested in public relations. She encouraged students to think critically, start learning the industry now, build their own personal brands and use their networks. “Danae inspired me because she gave me hope that a girl from Omaha can create a whole new life in somewhere as amazing as London,” Arts & Sciences senior Anna Shymanski said. Mercer double majored in international relations and journalism while at Creighton. She received the Davies-Jackson Scholarship in 2009. According to The Council of Independent Colleges, the Davies-Jackson Scholarship gives students who are the first in their families to graduate from college and are academically strong the opportunity to study at Cambridge Univeristy. Mercer applied for the two-year Bachelor of Arts degree. Within five years upon her graduation from Cambridge, it will be viewed as a Master of Arts. Out of the 11 topics to study at Cambridge, ranging from classics to economics, she chose to study social and political sciences, specifically political philosophy. She also studied media, which peaked her interest in


Alumna Danae Mercer gives students career advice while reflecting on living and working in London. public relations. “She is remarkable,” said Eileen Wirth, the chair of the journalism department who arranged for Mercer to come and speak. “She put herself through Creighton after her single parent mother died and raised her younger sister, graduated Summa Cum Laude, got the only such scholarship in the U.S. and is now working in international marketing/PR in London.” Although her time at Cambridge was a unique experience, she said that the

relationships she made a Creighton were life-changing. “[The Creighton community] is how I am where I am today,” she said. “After my mom died, I went through a really rough time struggling with all sorts of things. I felt very orphaned and very homeless. The community at Creighton — the professors, the staff — supported me in a way that even now I find startling. They’re my pseudo-family, a group of mentors, and I just can’t praise that enough.”




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12 September 2013

SCENE To say or not to say: “I love you” “I love you.” Uhhhh, awkward pause.


“ Thank you?”

That right there folks was my first time having someone tell me they love me. I obviously responded with one of the worst answers of all time: Thank you (I had a friend who once said, “sorry”). I received a blank stare and the cold shoulder for the next few days. I finally worked up the courage to tell him I was not in that place in our relationship yet and that I really cared about him but I wasn’t ready to use the “L” word. Here I am to help you respond to the “L” word way better than I did and help you avoid a potentially very awkward situation. Once again, honesty is the best policy; but don’t be too harsh. Keep in mind that when he or she said “I love you” he or she went out on a limb emotionally and put him or herself in a very vulnerable position. In situations such as this, simply swallow the lump in your throat and tell them that you don’t feel that way yet. Let them know that you appreciate their feelings but you are not a person who throws the word “love” around meaninglessly. Next, you need to give yourself some time and think about whether it’s that you’re not ready to say it now, or that you’re not ready to say it to that particular person. Timelines are important; if you have been dating for quite a while, maybe it is time to either commit or move on. Love is a tricky thing, no one wants to get his or her heart broken or break someone else’s heart. All in all, don’t say it if you don’t mean it. If you happen to say “thank you” or “sorry,” it’s okay, you are not alone.


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Brittany Baldwin, Scene Editor

CU physicians go global BRITTANY BALDWIN Scene Editor The Creighton name is very prominent and prestigious specifically throughout the Midwest in addition to other parts of the country, and after signing on to begin a partnership with Hebei Medical University in Shijiazhuang, China, this name will soon have international significance as well. This partnership will greatly benefit both Creighton and Hebei Medical University, as both institutions will work together to further their knowledge and reach in the areas of medicine, pharmacy and potentially dentistry. Nearly seven years ago, Hebei’s third university hospital expressed interest in joining forces with Creighton to establish a partnership concentrated heavily on rehabilitation — occupational therapy specifically — since China has very few rehabilitation specialists and is seeking a method to fill this void. In an effort to fulfill China’s lack of rehabilitation specialists, Creighton created the China Honors Interprofessional Program (CHIP) in 2008. The program works to provide Creighton students and faculty with more fields of experience in their respective physical therapy, occupational therapy or nursing fields at Hebei’s 3rd Hospital over their fall break. Hebei University also sends many of their health care professionals to Creighton to learn more about their profession as they work with patients needing rehabilitation. Former Creighton post-professional doctorate of occupational therapy (PPOTD) student, Linda Frasier decided to study abroad in China through the CHIP during her last year in the PPOTD program at Creighton. “I was interested in studying more about different cultures, as well as feed my interest in travel and learn how health care and therapy operates in countries other than our own,” Frasier said. “I also wanted to build upon my professional skills in the areas of leadership and cultural competency, which I thought participating in this program would assist me in doing.” Frasier has visited China twice for the purpose of furthering her expertise in occupational therapy and rehabilitation. The first time she was there for two-and-a-half weeks, and the second time she was there for only one week. “When I returned [to China] a second time on my own, I was looking at the aspect of teaching others,” Frasier said. “My passion is teaching and I enjoyed giving back to the profession by teaching others who did not have as much formal and quality education as we receive in the States.” Frasier currently works as a professor at Touro University where she has the opportunity to share much of what she learned through her experiences working and studying abroad with her students. Although Frasier very much enjoyed the bulk of her trip to China, she found the best part of her experience to be interacting with the patients and rehabilitation team as she was able to work directly with the therapists, doctors and some nurses regarding education on stroke rehabilitation. A strong advocate for the CHIP, Frasier


Program students prepare to visit the Great Wall of China while visiting for studies. feels that all health professional students should take advantage of the opportunities provided through this program because it helps to build skills which are necessary for students’ future careers. “[The CHIP] builds leadership and cultural competency, which are skills needed to pursue a career in OT; you build global connections and relationships, which is part of the Centennial Vision for the profession; enhances clinical reasoning skills which is very important in OT; you appreciate what you have here in American once you see the lack of education and different health care system operations that exist in other countries like China,” Frasier said. Fourth year OT student Melanie Michael decided to participate in the CHIP last year where she spent 10 days studying in China. “I knew that the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton allowed students the opportunity to study abroad when I first applied back to occupational therapy school in 2010,” Michael said. “When the application went out in our emails in the spring of 2012 I thought to myself, ‘why not? When will I ever have the opportunity personally and professionally to travel to another country and collaborate with their therapists and treat patients?’ What also motivated me was that I have never been outside of the United States before, so I applied. I found out two months later I was selected to participated in SPAHP’s China Honors interprofessional Program. It was a great feeling.” Michael is very thankful for the knowledge and experience she gained while in China, and feels that more students should participate in study abroad programs such as this because they increase self-awareness.” “Personally, I learned so much more about myself and the person I want to become professionally when I went to China. I think that more students need to take advantage of all

the study abroad opportunities because it truly impacts your views in a positive way,” Michael said. “You become more receptive and accepting towards new experiences.” Michael sees Creighton’s expanded partnership with Hebei University as a means to further the success of Creighton health professional students because this could potentially allow more students to take the opportunity to work alongside those in China, either by going to the country or working with them through a distant pathway. Nursing senior Heather Templin was selected for the CHIP by the School of Nursing faculty and spent a week studying in China. Templin was unable to participate in the CHIP program when she was initially asked the previous year; however she was fortunate enough to be able to go the following year in October 2012. Templin found the best part of her experience in China to be ultimately getting out of her comfort zone and experiencing something new. “China is a place that I would never think to put on my travel bucket list, and Creighton gave me this incredible opportunity to travel to someplace new and exciting, and more specifically, to a city and country where the culture and healthcare is so incredibly different from what I am used to,” Templin said. “It was amazing to witness such a contrast in the daily lives of a Chinese citizen.” During her time working through the CHIP, Templin noticed that Healthcare delivery in Shijiazhuang and the rest of China is very different from that of the United States she feels that it is very beneficial healthcare for professionals to take note of these differences and use them to learn more about and further develop their practice. In addition to learning a great deal about TURN TO “CHIP” PAGE 5



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Miles for miracles DAN KELLY Scene Reporter While the faculty at Creighton’s Medical School continues to teach and develop the most modern options for cancer treatment, Medical school academic affairs staff member Alice Smith found an alternative way to make a monumental contribution to the very same cause. On June 21, a team of 160 cancer survivors and supporters embarked on a 4,000-mile run across America. One marathon at a time, the team crossed 15 states and more than 500 communities to pass the baton from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Smith was one of those runners. “I didn’t expect to get as involved as I did,” Smith said. “I thought I would just go out to Washington State, run my marathon and be done, but the team and the people supporting this are truly an amazing crew, so focused on helping others and supporting each other in these efforts.” Not only was Smith one of just three runners to begin the first leg of the relay on the west coast, but she also participated in the marathons that passed through West Virginia as well as her home state of Nebraska. According to their website, The Million Dollar Marathon was started as an effort to “raise $1 million in funds for cancer research and programs that support cancer survivors and their families.” Their mission statement also addresses the fact that “in the next year, almost 600,000 Americans will die from cancer, one-third of whom could have deterred such an outcome with proper diet and exercise.” For Smith, the cancer epidemic has touched her life personally. “My mother died of cancer when I was young, my father re-married and my second mother also died of cancer,” Smith said. “My husband has had cancer, as has my sister. I also have had a very good friend die of cancer, and have two friends whose husbands have died of brain cancer at very young ages.”


Runners show support for The Million Dollar Marathon cause by signing a race t-shirt. Through Smith’s participation, friends and supporters pledged money towards her efforts. However, the task of how to raise the money was left up to her. “Most of us sent out Facebook announcements, emails, made phone calls, set up runs, enlisted the support of businesses … whatever we could do,” Smith said. Amazingly, Smith managed to exceed her goal of a hopeful $7,500 by reaching just over $10,000. Currently, the campaign has successfully raised over $500,000 for cancer research. Smith is hopeful that between the tremendous amount of support that she has experienced through her running as well as the passion she sees in Creighton’s future doctors, cancer research can continue to increase survival rates, quality of life and early diagnosis for those affected. Contributions can still be made towards the cause at

12 September 2013


Summer hits remain timeless Summer makes rewind it back ...” bad songs sound good. There’s no better time 2) “Hey Ya!” — Outkast of the year to blare The whole decade of the 2000s (Lizzie obnoxious, redundant McGuire and epic Disney Channel movies Top 40 music, roll down aside) would be nothing without Outkast. the windows and sing They made us “shake it like a polaroid picture.” about how awesome life When this classic summer hit randomly comes is. One Direction gets on the radio, you can’t help but dance. stuck in your head and you even find yourself 3) “Get Low” — Lil Jon & The East Side KATHLEEN singing along to Miley Boyz AMBRE Cyrus. However, The king of crunk gave us a dirty Scene Columnist there are some classic, song we’ve all danced to for years and even universally loved glorified in hit romantic comedies. Who knew throwbacks that seem Sandra Bullock & Betty White would still be to resurface every summer. From the era of jammin’ to this hit nearly 10 years later? “To colored iPod Minis the windows, to the and awkward middle ” You know the “Before Usher was rocking wall... school dances, I bring rest. you a top five summer red shoes and in a spinny chair throwback list. on The Voice, he had one of the 4) “Milkshake” Yes, summer is biggest hits of the 2000s.” — Kelis officially over and school Best. Innuendo. is in session. However, Ever. Bonus Points: these songs are timeless. It reminds us of the classic 2004 hit movie “Mean Girls.” 1) “Yeah!” — Usher Before Usher was rocking red shoes and in 5) “Suga’ Suga’” — Baby Bash featuring a spinny chair on The Voice, he had one of the Frankie J and “Angel” — Shaggy featuring biggest hits of the 2000s. Usher was definitely Rayvon at his prime when he wrote one of the simplest These two are both so great, they deserve hooks imaginable: “Yeah!” Reminiscent of that to make Top 5. The sweet R&B of “Suga’ Suga’ awkward junior high phase, this song was a how you get so fly” rivals Usher and Shaggy gets staple at dances. If you went to a tiny Catholic you to sing along to “Shooby dooby dooby doo grade school like myself, it was the subject of woi” reggae beats you can’t even understand plenty of controversy given that “grinding” but you make up for vocally when the became a thing. Yes, it’s nearly seven years old, refrain drops. but we all still know the words: “Take that and

Hatha yoga helps kick habit MADDIE HUERTER Scene Reporter Need to kick a bad habit? Tired of smelling like smoke? Creighton University researchers have come up with the right solution for you. Amy Mayer, assistant professor of the Department of Occupational Therapy has developed a new study with the Alegent Creighton Clinic Cardiac Center to help those wanting to quit smoking. By adding Hatha Yoga to an established smoking cessation program, Mayer hopes to help smokers successfully quit and aid their process. The Cardiac Center faculty and staff have developed smoking cessation programs throughout Nebraska and the Omaha metropolitan area since 1981 that offer individual and group counseling. These programs are geared towards adult, youth and pregnant women. As part of a contracted wellness service, the Cardiac Center provides these programs to approximately 30 local worksite locations to promote happy and healthy employees. “Commit to Quit” is Creighton’s highly successful smoking cessation curriculum that assists in helping people quit smoking over a

seven-week program. Different topics in the curriculum include identifying triggers and preparing for change among other things. Mayer believes adding Hatha Yoga to the program can only improve participant’s progress. “Yoga has been proven to lower blood pressure, reduce stress and improve lung function. These are all part of the smoking cessation experience,” Mayer said. “Our research is aimed at determining if yoga can help people be more successful with their smoking cessation goals.” Creighton also offers an additional program called “Tobacco 101” where participants can understand the nature of addiction to tobacco and identify it as a substance. This program is designed to help people who haven’t completely quit, but are still deciding if they want to try. It features hour-long group sessions with lecture and discussion, as well as individual counseling if preferred. Eligible participants must currently smoke at least five times a day, be willing to try yoga, be at least 19 years of age and be able to attend eight group counseling sessions. To learn more about how to participate in this study, visit Creighton’s Research Participation Information webpage.

CHIP: Health professional students visit China CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 nursing while in China, Templin also came to learn even more about herself. “I discovered how much I take for granted about the rigorous structures, policies and procedures that are in place without our healthcare system here in the U.S,” Templin said. “There is a significant divide between Eastern and Western medicine. Even though some of the

care and interventions shocked me a little bit at the Hebei Medical University, they have learned how to marry Eastern and Western medicine. Here, there are still a lot of raised eyebrows about complementary medicine and alternative medicine routes of care. That being said, I am happy to be a health care practitioner in the U.S. My professional role and scope would be very different in China.”

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12 September 2013

Evan Holland, Opinion Editor

OPINION Omaha roads cause rage BILLY McCROY Opinion Columnist For those of you that are lifelong residents of Omaha, or have been Creighton students for a long enough period of time, I feel you have a duty to inform those of us that have just recently joined the university and community about your roads. I don’t mean to alienate myself, but your roads infuriate me. To begin with, some roads change direction based on the time of day. Whether it is a whole street or simply one lane of a street, it is nonetheless annoying. The state of confusion for a new … Omahan? Omahite? is a temporary one. But the annoyance persists. Seemingly, it would take a state of national importance or Husker nation importance to allow one to turn left on Dodge Street. Or you could take a right on this street, double back on that street and pray to God construction hasn’t cut you off from civilization. And what’s with the eight second green lights? I’ve been forced to drive through more yellow lights in the month here than in my previous nine years of driving. It might just be Omaha neophyte paranoia but the rule prohibiting left turns on Dodge doesn’t seem to apply to locals. I assume that it’s cheaper to create temporary lanes of mass transportation for traffic moving east and west through Omaha than it would be to extend Highway 6 downtown, but the current situation turns Dodge Street into Daytona International Speedway; trading sheet metal seems to be a common occurrence. What especially terrifies me is the high number of accidents which seem to include at least one driver that has happened to go the wrong way on a one way street. Come on Omaha, you’re already confusing me but now we’re playing a vehicular version of the Asteroids arcade game? Which brings me to my next point of contention. The construction...will it ever end? I’ve been informed by supplanted Omahans that this will only last until the city runs out of money. I’m not sure which project I want to see more rapidly defunded, Obamacare or Omaha’s road ‘improvement’ projects. Dodge Street is already hectic; the introduction of traffic cones, construction workers and material simply exacerbates the situation - not to mention as a resident Iowan, it’s a well known fact that Nebraska drivers are crazy. Attempting to learn how to get around Omaha is trying as is, construction makes this exercise near-impossible. Yet humorously, all of that construction funding doesn’t seem to be enough to fill the myriad of Mini Cooper-sized potholes around the city’s streets. I’ve devised ways to improve my driving experience in Omaha. Barring my imminent acquisition of a Humvee, the best way to get around Omaha seems to be on motorcycle. Motorcyclists appear to disregard nearly every single traffic law concocted by the city of Omaha. I would suggest living on campus and commuting by foot, but campus improvements mean that even Creighton’s byways are filled with the sounds of construction. Perhaps Omaha is the right place for the future of online learning and living. Until my apartment’s hallway turns into the autobahn. So the next time you’re barrelling down Farnam Street just under the speed of light, take the time to wave as you send my car careening into the closest Runza.

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Deglman Hall returns koozies

Below is the letter from the Deglman Hall staff to the Creighton Students’ Union explaining their decision to return questionable gifts. Mr. McCoy and CSU Executives, We, the Deglman Hall staff, are grateful for all the hard work that you and the rest of your executives have put into developing gifts for the freshmen class that are attending Creighton for the first time this coming fall semester. However, we wanted to express our concerns with distributing the coozies to these impressionable students living in our residence hall. The first six weeks of a new student’s time in a residence hall sets the tone for the rest of the year, and as freshman they are extremely susceptible to outside influence. We understand that there was no ill intention in the development of these gifts, however the culture of this generation sees these items as associated

with the consumption of alcohol. Our hesitation mainly stems from the idea that the freshmen are the only residents in our hall that are receiving these gifts. The new individuals coming to campus have particular ideas of what “college” looks like, and the coozies provided continue to enable a positive attitude toward the use of alcohol in underage residence hall space. We would like to request your permission to not distribute your freshmen gifts, with the consideration that we are doing this out of a place of concern and service to our building’s residents. As a Jesuit and Catholic institution, we all understand the idea of Forming and Educating Agents of Change. This value

encourages us to be dedicated to an environment that is safe for fostering growth and providing the humans residing here an atmosphere that is dedicated to learning and development. We appreciate all of the work that the Creighton Students’ Union does, and we all have taken part in the many fantastic programs that you and your staff put on for the entire university and all of its on-campus residents. Your hard work and dedication to the university does not go unnoticed, and we ask that you continue to serve the students in whatever capacity possible. We are looking forward to whatever response you provide. With Grace, Deglman Hall

Below our columnists discuss CSU’s decision to distribute these koozies. AUSTIN SPILLANE Opinion Columnist DOMINIC DONGILLI Opinion Columnist The Creighton Students Union is proud to call itself the “comprehensive student government on campus.” And it has many reasons to be proud. It oversees a budget of over $750,000 a year and disperses this money to benefit the students that pay to attend Creighton, providing an enriching experience. For the most part, this money is used judiciously to support enriching programs and further the university’s mission. But just how judicious was it to buy can koozies as a contribution to a gift pack given to all incoming freshmen living in the residence halls? The question is not one of finance; koozies are incredibly cheap. The question is whether any organization wishing to maintain the ideals of this university should distribute something with strong ties to alcohol culture to specifically underage students. Clearly, the Cortina Community living in

Deglman Hall didn’t think so. They respectfully returned the koozies — along with a letter of explanation — to the CSU executive team. The argument they make is convincing, and is one that all campus organizations should consider. The first few weeks of a new student’s campus experience are very important and tend to set a tone for the rest of the year. New freshmen are already exposed to cultural influences that embrace underage drinking on campus as the norm. Why would we need this idea to be reinforced by any organization that freshmen are told represents them and their interests on campus? Whether underage drinking is actually the norm at Creighton is irrelevant. It is safe to say that Creighton, as a wet campus, has nothing against the safe and legal consumption of alcohol. Further, there is little it can do to stop unsafe and illegal consumption that occurs outside of its authority. However, the university has specific policies against underage drinking on campus and provides educational tools to encourage smart decision everywhere, at all times. Since CSU falls under the Division of Student Life, it sends the message to students

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that Creighton is happy to say one thing but do another. It undermines respect for the institution. It may be reasonably argued that koozies serve just as well to keep a soda cold as anything else. While this is true, it’s hard to deny the strong connotation that exists between koozies and alcohol, much like other products associated with drinking culture. For instance, if an organization were to hand out bottle openers, it’s doubtful many people would be running home to use them to open up their glass bottles of Coca-Cola. There is little doubt that the leadership behind the purchase of these koozies had only the best of intentions in providing a practical gift to our new freshmen. Unfortunately, this gift unintentionally provided an undesirable first impression of what Creighton stands for and how it operates. Reducing a student’s perception of extracurricular life at Creighton to a koozie is disingenuous to the hard work of many other groups and organizations on campus. Hopefully people will use this as a reminder that their organizations’ actions are extensions of the university, and should try to live up to its values.

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12 September 2013


Matt Bourgault, Sports Editor

Men’s soccer tames the Lions AUSTIN SMITH Sports Reporter Less than a week after climbing to second in the country, the Creighton men’s soccer team completed its ascension to the top of the NSCAA poll with a 3-1 win against Columbia University. The victory propelled the Jays to 3-0 on the season and earned them the No. 1 ranking. One of the largest crowds in team history packed into Morrison Stadium for Friday night’s game. It didn’t take long to get them cheering as the Jays found the back of the net in the 15th minute. Senior forward Sean Kim split two defenders on a breakaway and easily beat the goalkeeper to give the Jays a 1-0 lead. The goal was Kim’s first of the season. The lead stayed the same for the remainder of the half, with the Jays holding an eight to three shot advantage. Columbia continued to fight in the second half, scoring in the 55th minute off a ball that hit the post and came bouncing back to a Columbia forward. It wasn’t until the 77th minute that the tie was broken. Sophomore midfielder Timo Pitter scored his team-leading third goal of the season with a brilliant move inside the box. Pitter, seemingly trapped in the corner inside the box, passed the ball to himself through the legs of the first defender and beat the charging second defender to the ball before chipping it over the goalkeeper. In the 87th minute freshman midfielder/ forward Ricardo Perez extended the Jays’ lead to 3-1 with his second goal of the season. The goal came off of a pass from senior forward Carlos McCrary, who perfectly placed a pass from the side of the box into the middle, giving Perez an easy opportunity to capitalize. One key to


Freshman midfielder Ricardo Perez evades his defender while surveying the field in Friday’s 3-1 victory over Columbia University. the game was the opportunities created by the Jays, who posted 18 shots compared to the eight produced by Columbia. Junior goalkeeper Alex Bolowich earned his third win of the season, making one save en route to the 3-1 win.


“When they scored the goal, that gave us a little bit of a wake-up call,” head coach Elmar Bolowich said. “All of a sudden we started shifting into another gear. Maybe we were a little bit too complacent thinking we could cheat

ourselves out of a game today, and it almost caught up with us.” The Jays will head to Norfolk, Va. to compete in the Stihl Classic. The Jays face off against Old Dominion University at 6 p.m.

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PAGE 8 Questions Creighton earns a win and answers

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Whenever thinking of column ideas b e c o m e s tedious, I like to help out the three people who regularly read my columns MATT BOURGAULT by answering Sports Editor their pressing questions. I do this because nothing is more important to me than assisting those in need. That and it is much easier to fill up space with usergenerated content. Those Bleacher Report guys were really on to something. That thing was terrible slideshows. Now let’s get in to some questions. Why is Ecuador so awesome? I’m going to start by rattling off all of the information I know about Ecuador. Its flag has yellow on it, and the number one export of Ecuador is Jose Ribas. Ribas has the unique distinction of being the cutest player on the best college soccer team in the country (It’s official now!). I’m not sure how the transitive properties of cuteness work, but that might make him the cutest man on the planet. Don’t quote me, though, I really don’t need Ryan Gosling groupies hunting me down. Is Johnny Manziel bigger than college football? This is an interesting and incredibly nuanced question. It opens up so many other avenues for query, like what is college football, anyway? Are we talking about the physical institutions of higher learning each fielding teams of students in a competitive American football game? Or are we talking about the idea of what college football stands for in the Unites States? I think that is at the heart of the issue. Johnny Manziel is listed at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds. So he is obviously smaller than two universities. If we count an idea as nothing more than an electrical impulse in the brain, he’s obviously larger than that. He may even have ideas of his own. This is a really tough question; try to be more specific next time. Why have you never beaten your uncle in a game of H.O.R.S.E.? That cuts deep. I’m not sure if it’s true, either, Uncle Rock. Basketball-Reference doesn’t have statistics for driveway H.O.R.S.E. games. I can say that I beat my mom in a game this summer (I see you, Dez Bryant). You have an uncle named Rock? No, I have an uncle named mineral! Jesus Christ, Marie! Apparently, I’ve never beaten him at H.O.R.S.E. Why don’t you have a name for your column? Well, this column has been tentatively titled “Out of Bounds” for about a year now. I know it’s probably the most generic of the “wacky sports guy with a column” names, but I was under the gun. If you have a better idea, please contact me. Are the Pats going to pick up a deep threat, or are they going to keep throwing five-yard passes on third-and-10? But don’t you already know? The Pats have a deep threat in Aaron Dobson. He’s really good at football. The Pats would never draft a receiver unless he was going to pan out. Right? Right? What are your top ten basketball players of all time? I actually can’t answer this. I tried, like at least three times. I don’t feel comfortable choosing. You’re literally asking me to choose between my childhood heroes. Is that what you want? You are a terrible person. Alright, guys, I would like to thank anyone who sent in questions for this week. If you would like to submit a question for another column, I can be reached on my personal Facebook, both the @MattBourgault and @sports_cu Twitter handles and through the mail at Box 350, Boston, MA 02134. Send it to me!



Three first-half goals boosted the Creighton women’s soccer team to a 6-1 win over the University of Idaho Vandals Sunday afternoon. The Jays won their third consecutive match for the first time since the 2010 season, pushing their overall record to 3-2-0. The Jays finished the contest with 17 shots including 10 shots on goal. “It’s good to score six goals,” head coach Bruce Erickson said. “But it’s better to get chances to score 20.” “More people are taking more shots,” sophomore defender/forward Kyla Booker said. “I think a lot of people are getting more confident and actually taking shots.” Booker finished the afternoon with two shots — one shot on goal and one goal. Sophomore midfielder/forward Kirstyn Corder led the Jays with two second half goals. Six other Jays recorded points in Sunday’s victory. “We got good performances all around, which is great,” Erickson said. Senior defender Kelsey O’Donnell recorded three points, including Creighton’s first goal at 15:34 in the first half. O’Donnell connected on a direct kick from just outside the box. She also recorded an assist on a throughball to sophomore defender Jill Richgels for the Jays’ second goal of the match at 36:37 in the first half. Booker wrapped up the scoring in the first half with her first goal in a Creighton uniform, sneaking past Vandal defenders and finding the back of the net. Senior forward Lauren Cingoranelli teamed up with Booker to record her second assist of the young season. The Jays’ three first half goals prompted


Freshman forward Paige Jarsombeck jostles with a defender during Sunday’s victory. Idaho to pull their starting goalie after the first 45 minutes. The blue and white kept their offense on the prowl to begin the second 45 minutes, firing five shots (two on goal) in the first 10 minutes of the half. Overall in the second half, the Jays had 11 shots compared to Idaho’s five. Freshman defender/midfielder Ylenia Sachau found the back of the net on an impressive header at 60:35 in the second half, aided by Cingoranelli in her second assist of the game. Sachau’s goal was the first of her Bluejays career. The Vandals responded with a goal of their own two minutes later, but it wasn’t enough to quiet the Jays. Corder’s first goal of the game gave Creighton a 5-1 lead. Freshman forward/

midfielder Lauren Sullivan assisted Corder’s goal. “[Corder’s] a natural goal scorer,” Erickson said, “[she] doesn’t need a lot of space to get shots off and doesn’t need to get 10 chances a game to score a couple.” Corder picked up her second goal of the game from 25 yards out to close out the scoring for the Jays. “Soccer’s a funny sport,” Erickson said, “There were games last year where we could have scored six or seven goals and we might have got shut out or we might have scored a goal or might have been fortunate enough to score two, but had 25 shots to do it. This year we’ve got some finishers.” Creighton’s winning streak extended to four as the Jays beat the University of Missouri at Kansas City 1-0 in Kansas City. Check for a full recap.

Jays fall in final match JACOB PADILLA Assistant Sports Editor The No. 24 Creighton volleyball team suffered its first setback of the young season at the Bluejay Invitational as the team picked up two wins before falling in the title game. The Bluejays swept through the first two games in straight sets against the University of Northern Colorado and South Florida University before falling in the title game to a University of California team that has yet to drop a set this year. The Golden Bears took home the title and California outside hitter Adrienne Gehan was named tournament MVP. The win over thenNo. 19 Creighton vaulted California into the top 25 at No. 23. Two Bluejays joined Gehan on the All-Tournament team: sophomore outside hitter Melanie Jereb and junior outside hitter Leah McNary. California swept through the tournament, knocking off Northern Colorado and South Florida in straight sets before beating Creighton 26-24, 25-21 and 25-14. “I thought we really fought in games one and two,” head coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth said. “I thought in game three we kind of fell apart a little bit more than I would have liked. Game one, we got into a hole, and that’s been a trend this weekend and a little bit last weekend. ... I think we’re finding rhythm later in games and we’ve got to work on finding that rhythm right away.” Slow starts were the theme of the weekend for Creighton. In the first set against California on Saturday night, the Jays fell behind 13-6 early on. The Bluejays fought back with a 10-6 run to tie the game at 16-16, but they weren’t able to get over the hump as the Golden Bears maintained control. California stretched the league back out to three at 24-21, but Creighton showed its resiliency again fighting off three set points and

tying the match at 24-24. However, the Golden Bears attack was too much as back-to-back California kills closed out the set. The second set went much like the first, with Creighton falling behind 13-6 before making a late surge. The Jays used a 5-2 run to cut the deficit to just two at 22-20, but California responded with a 3-1 run to close out the set. The Bluejays sabotaged themselves with 11 attack errors in the set compared to just four for their opponents, which was reflected in the hitting percentages. California hit a robust .323 in the set while Creighton finished at 0.77. The Golden Bears wrapped up the sweep in the third set as the Jays were only able to muster up 14 points, committed eight more attack errors and hit just .030. California beat Creighton at its own game as the Golden Bear block gave the Creighton attack plenty of trouble. The Jays wanted to be aggressive against the California defense and it backfired somewhat as Creighton finished with 26 attack errors. “They’re a pretty big blocking team,” junior setter Michelle Sicner said. “We knew that we could not be tentative with this team just because they are such a great, high-level team and such a huge team that we cannot give free balls over; we have to swing away and if we make mistakes a lot, if we hit it out it’s better than being tentative and getting it shoved down our throats.” Sicner led the Jays with 31 assists and 13 digs, and tied for second on the team with seven kills. Jereb finished with eight kills. The Jays started slowly against South Florida as well, falling behind 5-1, 7-3 and 0-2 to open each set. However, the Jays managed to shake off their struggles in each game to pull off the sweep 25-15, 25-22 and 25-14. “I really thought we started poorly in every game,” Booth said. “And they were started by unforced errors, so that’s something that we’ve got to get better at and I think we can. I like how hard we’re playing ... Any time you can get a 3-0

win against a very good team there are a lot of positives to feed off of.” The Jays closed out the first set on a 24-10 run after trailing early, but the second set was an entirely different story. The frame included 14 ties and three lead changes as the two teams staged a hard-fought battle. The game’s final tie came at 22-22 before junior middle blocker Kelli Browning took over with two blocks and a kill to close it out. The third set went much the same way as the first as the Jays finished off the sweep without much difficulty. Freshman middle blocker Lauren Smith, McNary and Jereb each finished with eight kills in a balanced offensive attack for Creighton. The Bluejays opened the tournament — and their home schedule — against Northern Colorado on Friday. The result of the match was never in doubt as it featured one tie and zero lead changes as the Jays cruised to a 25-12, 2518, 25-16 win. McNary and Jereb led Creighton with 11 and 10 kills respectively, sophomore libero Kate Elman finished with a game-high 20 digs and Sicner posted a double-double with 27 assists and 15 digs. The Jays used a balanced attack all weekend, and that is one thing Booth hopes will be a recurring theme this season. “I think one of our strengths is that we have good offensive parity,” Booth said. “The luxury for Michelle is finding who’s hot, and if someone’s not she has other options to go to … I think having so many weapons is tough to defend.” The Jays finished off their home stand against Kansas University with a four set victory on Tuesday. Check out for a full recap of the Jays’ fifth win of the season. Creighton kicks off an eight-game road trip at the Denver Invitational on Friday. The first serve against California State University, Northridge is set for 11 a.m.

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