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As tuition spikes, students urged to speak out Emily Nitcher Daily Nebraskan

Political discourse was cast aside Thursday night to closely examine rising tuition and student debt. It was part of a University of Nebraska-Lincoln forum centering around the research of Edward St. John, a professor of higher education at the University of Michigan School of Education. St. John gave a historical context to the modern rise of education costs. He provided case studies from Michigan and North Carolina to better explain the modern issue. “One thing this lecture made clear is the issue is more complex than one side good, one side bad,” said Tarik AbdelMonem, a research specialist at the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. “It has many layers.” Monem and the Public Policy Center teamed with the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska, the College of Education and Human Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences to bring St. John to UNL. “Students have a lot of power to affect change and they don’t realize it,” Monem said. “Particularly because this is an election year I hope students dig deeper than just the noise their hearing on the radio, on TV or on the Internet. This in particular is what makes university such an opportunity for people.” Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, assistant professor of educational administration, brought her sociology of education class to St. John’s lecture. She hoped her students realized what an important issue public education financing is in the United States. “If it doesn’t affect their own life, it affects the student next to them,” she said. “It affects the world they’re entering and their children. Who gets to go to college increases life choices.” Winkle-Wagner worked with St. John on a book, “Academic Capital Formation Theory and Practice.” St. John calls Winkle-Wagner a “great young scholar.” Winkle-Wagner said it’s important for students at UNL to start “thinking about responsibility within our institutional and larger society for increasing access to college. Particularly for low-income students, first generation students and students of color.” When asked by a student if tuition problems could be blamed on political parties, St. John made clear he didn’t

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Nude models provide living blueprint for the sake of art

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arren McCarty’s job is similar to many others in Richards Hall. He walks into a classroom and attentively does the same thing for a period of time. But there’s one big difference — he’s naked. McCarty, a 47-year-old Lincoln resident and personal trainer, is one of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s art class models. McCarty, along with about five other models, spends several hours a week holding poses for a number of art classes for $12 an hour. The goal of modeling is to obtain a better understanding of human anatomy and transferring it to other subjects said Gary Rattigan, a UNL art lecturer. Rattigan is one of the two faculty members who teaches the art of figure drawing. Both beginning and advanced classes use models. “Sometimes you need a certain body type so you can see the muscles,” Rattigan said. McCarty’s toned figure allows Rattigan to teach the intricacies of the human form by literally copying the muscle structure. Rattigan said that realistic drawing stems from an understanding of anatomy. “Constructive drawing lets them (students) invent the figure,” Rattigan said. Thus, the knowledge of muscle structure and anatomy can be applied to any creation of the human form. Rattigan said that the rise of animation, including work by Disney, has allowed figure drawing to come back into vogue. “The human form is the most complex thing to draw,” said Audrey

Stommes, an art graduate student who also teaches some art classes. Stommes, like Rattigan, takes an anatomical approach to figure drawing. She has her students draw the skeleton, muscles and finally the figure. McCarty’s modeling career was rooted in the arts. McCarty was used for a black and white photo project in 1998, which was featured in a number of galleries. There, a friend encouraged him to try modeling. “I didn’t have a clue what they were getting at,” McCarty said. Initially unaware of the nudity aspect, McCarty was willing to give it a try. In addition to UNL, he now models for Nebraska Wesleyan University, private artists, studios in Omaha. McCarty starts his typical modeling day by making sure his body is in prime condition. He eats healthy and doesn’t work out a few days prior to prevent cramping. “You don’t want to be up there belching,” McCarty said. He said he feels that he has modeling down to a science and always keeps the artists in mind. “I always ask the instructor: ‘Is this a class that has never seen anyone naked before?’” McCarty said. If he is dealing with people who are new to drawing nude models, he actively lightens the mood by joking with the students and making them feel more relaxed. Sirui Wang, a senior theater major, said her first time drawing a model was awkward but she has become used to it. “Drawing naked people is easier because you can see their muscles,” Wang said. The conversation allows students to

Darren McCarty poses in Richards Hall for a drawing class Tuesday afternoon. McCarty is a Lincoln resident and also works as a personal trainer. At 47 years old, McCarty, also a personal trainer, spends several hours a week posing for art classes at $12 an hour. break down the misconception that models are exhibitionists, McCarty said. “Here you are, the only naked person in the room,” McCarty said.

Outside of the art world, McCarty is a personal trainer and works at a local YMCA. McCarty is willing to talk about his modeling career, even to people who might find it strange, he said. He

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Senator speaks to terminate death penalty elias youngquist daily nebraskan

As the smell of Italian food filled the air and the tune of a nearby worship service permeated the walls, Amnesty International gathered to discuss the death penalty. Yesterday evening, Nebraska Sen. Brenda Council spoke as an opponent of the death penalty at Amnesty International’s annual banquet. “Sen. Council has a long history of being an abolitionist of the death penalty in Nebraska, especially after the recent controversy with the drugs used,” said Tim Lundy, a junior English and classical languages major and president of Amnesty International. The controversy Lundy mentions is the shortage of a certain drug used in the lethal injection cocktail and the questionable methods Nebraska has taken to acquire more. “At the time (abolishing the

death penalty) was discussed, Nebraska was involved in the whirly swirly question of ‘Who did you get your sodium pentothal from?” Council said. According to Council, at first Nebraska was told by the Federal Drug Administration to get rid of its supply of sodium pentothal because its broker was not licensed. Later, after buying from the same broker, it was revealed the broker misled the pharmaceutical company he purchased the drug from. Council pointed to the state’s inability to execute by current means as well as the definition of cruel and unusual punishment as grounds for abolishing the death penalty. “The supreme court bases cruel and unusual punishment on the standards of decency and that is based on what everyone is doing,”

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Council said. According to Christy Hargesheimer, Amnesty International Nebraska state death penalty abolition coordinator, the death penalty is no longer the social norm. Two-thirds of the world’s nations have abolished the death penalty, as well as 17 states in the United States. According to the Amnesty International statistics, the U.S. is among the top five nations in number of executions alongside China, Yemen, North Korea and Iran. However, according to Hargesheimer, Kyle Bruggeman | Daily Nebraskan if Texas were considered a Sen. Brenda Council views a gallery of photographs on country, it would be number the death penalty in America before her speech at the seven on the list. Amnesty International Spring Banquet on Thursday. “On a humanitarian level, the United States should abol- of the capricious nature of the abolition of prisoner torture ish the death penalty,” Coun- death penalty.” and for people who are upBesides arguing against the rooted from their homes. cil said. “Evidence shows the arbitrary application of the death penalty, members of “Every single person has death penalty, evidence of the Amnesty International act as a right to demand a certain discriminatory nature of the activists for people imprisoned quality of life,” Lundy said. eliasyoungquist@ death penalty and evidence for practicing free speech, the

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Ninth Victory April 19, 1905 The ninth successive victory in debate for the University of Nebraska became a fact last night when the judges of the Washington-Nebraska debate cast their ballot of 2-1 in favor of the affirmative, which was the side upheld by Nebraska. The question debated was the same one that Iowa and Nebraska fought over and was as follows: “Resolved, That the second sentence of the section of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution should be repealed.” Halligan chosen captain by the gridiron squad yesterday April 21, 1914 Victor Halligan, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, was chosen last night to lead the 1914 Cornhusker football team. Mr. Halligan is a member of the Phi Relta (sic) Theta fraternity and comes from North Platte, Nebraska. The ballots were cast by the “N” men for the man who they thought would be the best leader and the Nebraskans are satisfied with their choice. “Vic” Halligan is the type of fellow who Cornhuskers are proud to claim. He fights hard and clean and above all, is a man. Stories of youth, comedies and murder mystery films April 19, 1940 “Johnny Apollo” — college hero, banker’s son and mobster — is Tyrone Power, currently playing the title role in the new film on the screen of the Lincoln theater, where the story of youth gone wrong holds the cinema spotlight this week. At the other local theaters, headliners such as “Primrose Path” with Ginger Rogers in the leading role and “The Invisible Man Returns” holds the screen. At the Lincoln, Power plays an idealistic college man who’s world crashes when his banker father is sent to prison. Broke and spurned by his friends, he takes the alias “Johnny Apollo” and joins the mob. Regents approve pro game, new student center April 21, 1975 A pro football game between the Baltimore Colts and the Atlanta Falcons scheduled for Aug. 16 in Memorial Stadium received approval from the NU Board of Regents at their formal meeting Saturday. Estimated expense for the game was about $40,000 and the university along with the two teams would split any profits. In addition, the regents noted that the game complied with Big Eight Conference rules and would take place prior to the start of the UNL football season. NU meets the forward pass April 21, 2003 Most of the 33,419 fans that braved a light, cold drizzle for the 54th Red-White scrimmage must have rubbed their eyes in disbelief. It had to be a horrible, horrible mistake. What other excuse could there be for the Red team’s first play, which saw Jammal Lord throwing a pass to fullback Judd Davies? Maybe it was Offensive Coordinator Barney Cotton’s way of making it official: the forward pass has arrived at Memorial Stadium. — Compiled by Mitch Mattern mitchmattern@dailynebraskan.com

Eight University of NebraskaLincoln students recently traveled to New York City to compete in the National Model United Nations Conference for the first time in more than 10 years. Model UN is an international program in which high schools and universities have teams of students who practice conducting mock UN sessions. Teams can travel to competitions like the one in New York City, where they are assigned a country and spend several days drafting proposals, negotiating with other countries and voting on issue solutions. Points are awarded based on factors like staying in the character of your team’s assigned country and how many of your team’s proposals pass in general assembly sessions. “This is really experiential learning at its best,” said Courtney Hillebrecht, an assistant political science professor and the adviser for UNL’s Model UN club. “If a student is interested in any career with politics, this provides real-time dynamic opportunities to work on those skills.” UNL’s Model UN group has about 20 members who regularly attend meetings. Hillebrecht restarted the club this year after it had been defunct for at least 10 years. The New York City conference was the team’s first competition, where it was awarded an honorable mention for best delegation, given to teams who stay in the character of their country. “We were lucky we were assigned the Netherlands,” said Janna Buttrick, a senior political science major and member of the club. “You want to

become America. You want to be China. You hope to be one of those countries. It means you have more influence in the committees and other countries will be more open to working with you.” Buttrick was one of the eight UNL students who traveled to the National Model UN Conference during the first week of April. About 2,000 students attended the conference with just more than 300 schools represented, according to Hillebrecht. “It’s serious and it’s hectic and it’s harried,” said Hillebrecht about the competitions. “We just took over the Sheraton (Hotel) in Times Square plus some overflow into another hotel. There’s just people everywhere in the hallways and in the stairwells.” Buttrick said one of the best parts of the conference was getting to use the actual room in the United Nations Building where real sessions are held. “We got to sit behind the placard of the Netherlands and use the buttons and everything,” said Buttrick, who hopes to one day work at a U.S. embassy overseas. Every year, the Model UN competition focuses on a certain set of issues. This year, teams debated about arms control, women’s rights, human trafficking and environmental protection issues, among others. “You have to research everything about your country and what their stance on certain issues would be,” Buttrick said. “(My committee) dealt with human trafficking which was kind of weird because the Netherlands allows prostitution and is actually the number

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one country of victims of human trafficking.” Hillebrecht said, though, that the conference is all about having a different perspective. “The goal is to mix it up so students are really put in the position of another mindset,” Hillebrecht said. Buttrick said that the team representing Palestine won the best role award because every time in the middle of the assembly, a student from the team would stand up and shout, “Unless I get a vote, I’m leaving.” Palestine’s quest for full UN membership has been an ongoing controversy. “You definitely have to take off your own thoughts for a little bit,” Buttrick said. “There was a school from China (at the competition) and they were representing Romania. And a lot of schools from France were there and had to represent Asian countries. It was cool being involved with so

many people from so many different countries.” Buttrick added that she thinks UNL should get more involved in competitions like the Model UN Conference. “All of the other Big Ten schools had clubs represented at the conference and have been doing it for 20-plus years while this was only our first year,” she said. “We’re a Big Ten school for our sports, but why shouldn’t we big a Big Ten school for our academics as well. I think it’s important for the academic side of our school to be involved in more competitions like this.” Hillebrecht said the competitions offer personal incentives for students as well. “Say you’re not quite ready to go abroad for a semester or you don’t have the money,” she said. “You can test the waters by going to something like this.” cristinawoodworth@ dailynebraskan.com

debt: from 1 believe one side was more responsible for than the other. “I think people have hearts and we have to depend on that,” St. John said. “Although at times I’ve not always been shown that. People have different paradigms on what they think is good.” To make college more affordable, St. John believes we need to start a national conversation, something that is lacking now. St. John talked about the importance of making college affordable, not only so students can get an education, but so they will be willing to help others when they graduate.

“We have to create a way to bring ethos to policy,” St. John said. “People love their children. This desire to give back is a strong and compelling part of college life. People are either going to graduate and not want to pay taxes or graduate and want to give back to their community.” St. John hopes students will take current feelings of despair they feel about the current system and use them to make a difference. “I encourage students to get involved with challenging the status quo,” St. John said. “Why not try to make colleges better for students?” EmilyNitcher@ DailyNebraskan.COM

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Edward St. John gives his speech on rising tuition and student debt in the Nebraska Union on Thursday night. St. John is a professor of higher education at the University of Michigan School of Education.

bare: from 1 explained that the majority of his job is simply holding a pose for a period of time — like lying on a couch or driving. “You never know what is going to fall asleep in 30 minutes,” McCarty said. Modeling comes with its own humorous anecdotes. While holding a 30-minute pose in mid-fall, McCarty was attacked by flies. They kept buzzing around his head and crotch. “As a model, you can’t move and you can’t wave them away,” McCarty said. This continued for about 10 minutes until McCarty finally said something. Until then, the students ignored the flies. Some even incorporated them into their drawing. McCarty also enjoys how different artists draw him.

“Some people don’t like the naked body and will use fig leaves,” McCarty said. Some artists become defensive about their work, but McCarty enjoys seeing how the artists grow during the course of the semester. “An artist is their own interpreter,” McCarty said. He is always reassuring to students who aren’t completely confident in their work. Andrew Elias, a senior art major, has been drawing off of nude models for several years. “The first time it was almost distracting,” Elias said. Last year, Elias drew a model that he found to be attractive “I swear to God — and I could be wrong — that she

winked at me,” Elias said. He has developed a friendship with McCarty and has drawn him multiple times. Elias said that he is able to remember McCarty’s anatomy and imagine it on other figures. Some students are also models, Ben Hanig, a junior English and German major, models for Rattigan’s Beginning Drawing class. Hanig’s girlfriend thought his body would be good for modeling. So, he agreed to do it. Hanig has worked as a model for two years. Hanig models differently in each class. Rattigan or another instructor asks him to hold a certain pose for a period of time, and the students copy that exact pose. He recalled a class last semester, where

Rattigan had him hold a pose for three hours. “They aren’t looking at who you are, as much as what you are,” Hanig said. Hanig said that the first few modeling sessions were awkward, but he and the students have become more relaxed over time. “I’ve even made friends through the classes,” Hanig said. Hanig used to be into art when he was younger and he views modeling as his own contribution to the art world. He enjoys the feeling that his body is being treated like a work of art. Hanig described it as a self-esteem boost. “I love this job,” Hanig said. “It’s so laid back.” DANIELWHEATON@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

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Village Council and rha combine to hold casino-style fundraiser benefitting local women’s shelter

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reshman biological sciences major Christie Mitchell has no doubts about how she will spend the $150 Ticketmaster gift card she won at Thursday’s Village Casino Night in Morrill Hall. She wants to buy tickets to the Stanley Cup, so she can attend with her father. The gift card was just one of many prizes. Others included a Kindle Touch, gift cards to Old Chicago, Panera and Chipotle that ranged from $25 to $75 and a “movie basket” that included a Blu-ray player, Doritos, Reese’s and Pepsi. The theme for this year’s Village Casino Night was “Roaring ’20s.” Guests were invited to “dress to impress.” This is the fourth year the Village Council and the Resident Hall Association has put on this event. Games such as Blackjack, Roulette and Texas Hold ‘em were featured. As for a strategy, Mitchell said she stuck to what paid off. “I just stayed at the same table all night,” Mitchell said. “The dealer was very generous and would double and triple the (payoff for bets).” The $5 entry fee went toward supporting the Friendship Home, a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. President of the Village Council Caity Wessling, a senior biological science major, said the Friendship Home is an important organization to give to. She also spoke about the effort the group put into the event and what makes the event unique. “Honestly, this has been the culmination of our semester,” Wessling said. “I love the idea that it is fun and classy at the same time.” Junior biology major Evan Roberts, a resident assistant, ran the beginner’s table for Texas Hold ‘em. “I play with my family,” Roberts said. “So it is exciting to play... for real.” At the blackjack beginners table were juniors Carly Smith, a sociology, political science, international studies and sociology major and her friend Laurel Metzger, a junior chemical engineering and music major. They had never played blackjack before and called the experience “super fun.”

“(I liked) the thrill of it,” Smith said. Despite having never played blackjack before, Smith said she was comfortable with the risks. “It’s not real money,” she said. Free food was available for attendees. A buffet included cake, a chocolate fountain with strawberries and pineapple for dipping and mini wrap sandwiches. Mocktails and smoothies were provided. For senior psychology and women’s and gender studies major Jason Lucht, food was reason enough to attend. “I would say (the best part of the event is) the food and everybody having fun,” Lucht said. He said he wished the event lasted longer than two hours. heatherhaskins@ dailynebraskan.com

Nate Watley, a sophomore computer engineering major, blows on a pair of dice for luck for Taylor Smith, a sophomore supply chain management major, in a craps game.

Brian Jimenez, a freshman chemistry and psychology major, inspects his hand in a game of blackjack.

From left, sophomore Collin Vacek and freshmen Christie Mitchell and Brian Jimenez play blackjack with dealer Melissa Peters, an assistant director of Residence Life, at Village Casino Night, a fundraiser for the Friendship Home held in Morrill Hall Thursday evening.

Peter Beierle, a physics graduate student, lets loose the dice in a game of craps.

Students take a break from games of Texas Hold ’em, blackjack and roulette Thursday evening.

Dalton Dick, a sophomore computer science major, keeps a hold on his chips in a craps game toward the end of the evening.


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f you’ve been around any teenage girls the past couple of years, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the “Twilight” saga. This franchise completes with the movie release of “Breaking Dawn — Part 1” last November and “Breaking Dawn — Part 2” this year. Though it’s been discussed in the past, it’s difficult to avoid the ultimate question: Team Edward or Team Jacob? Spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t read the books or seen the recent movies: Bella ends up with Edward. Sorry, Jacob fans, but this happens for several reasons and is a naturally happy ending to their relationship. Yet we must wonder, what is it about Edward that makes him the right match for Bella? What is it about their relationship that draws fangirls doused in glitter to midnight

releases? know exactly whom they I would begin with should be with and how their the fact that Stephenie lives should work out. Meyer used classic Now, in examining the spelove stories, such as cifics of their relationship, girls Romeo and Juliet, as adore Edward because he’s a inspiration for each of shining example of the perfect her four books. Natuboyfriend: utterly devoted and rally, the “Twilight” attentive at all times. At the beseries gains legitimacy ginning of their relationship, he amy kenyon and depth from this becomes Bella’s hero by saving connection. Based on the parallels to these her from being crushed by a van and from stories, Edward and Bella follow a clear being harassed by a group of drunken path to happily ever-after. Complications, men. After the latter episode, he takes her such as Jacob, arise in their story, but they to a cafe and totally ignores the waitress were always meant to be. Without questrying to flirt with him. From there, all his tion, two high school students time and attention are devoted to should being with Bella and keeping her safe. Edward wins Bella’s heart because of his careful protection of her. After all, sneaking in a girl’s window, watching her sleep, “protecting her” from all outside contact and taking her on long walks in the deep woods are the best ways to build a healthy relationship. What gives their relationship depth and truth, however, is more than chemistry and attention. Initially, Edward and Bella seem to be an unlikely pair because Bella is clumsy and socially awkward and because Edward is, of course, a vampire. These flaws make them undeniably human. Their relationship is strengthened because they choose to overcome them. Though it isn’t easy, Bella discovers the truth about what Edward is and stands by his side, despite the dangers. Once their relationship is established, Edward proves how much he respects her. When Bella is ready to rip off her clothes to make their relationship more intimate, he asks her to wait. He insists that they get married straight out of high school, despite the objections of her family. Only then can he rip her clothes off. One of the greatest challenges to their relationship, although it’s a profound display of love, comes in “New

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Moon” when Edward chooses to walk away because of Bella’s disastrous birthday party. He knows ending their relationship isn’t what he or Bella wants, but he truly believes that her life would be better without him putting her in danger. Bella doesn’t take Edward’s departure well, and she winds up turning to Jacob for comfort and friendship. Some fans begin to believe that this makes Jacob the right man for Bella. However, Bella is never drawn to him the way she was to Edward, and she consistently describes him as her friend. Though she values having Jacob in her life, she never feels romantic attachment for him. Instead, by the end of “New Moon,” she’s back with Edward, and their relationship is stronger than ever. I understand that many fans are influenced by the portrayal of the characters in the movies. Based on their movie personifications, I totally agree that Taylor Lautner is far more attractive than Robert Pattinson. However, teen paranormal romances offer more to their audience than well-sculpted, seductive men. This genre uses the complications of the undead and ancient feuds to explore the serious issues surrounding life, death and teen angst. Though Edward and Bella experience multiple complications in their journey to be together, their love story culminates, as it should, with them joyfully together (literally forever). Readers and viewers are able to watch this relationship and to form ideas on how to find their own perfect match. What more could you ask for in a story? But when it comes down to it, Jacob and Edward have nothing on Harry Potter. He can do magic! Jacob can transform into a wolf — like Harry hasn’t fought one of those before. Edward is a vampire, who resembles a certain cold-blooded dark lord. This is an easy victory for Harry. When it comes down to it, though, “Twilight” is about maybe finding the perfect guy, whereas Harry Potter is about finding courage to move past fear and doing what’s right in the face of adversity. Harry Potter wins every time.

I recently was forced to watch the “Twilight” movies and, though I still refuse to read the books, I decided to weigh in on the Jacob vs. Edward dilemma. When it comes down to it, Jacob is the only guy with whom anyone should be concerned. He’s a badass wolf! No sparkly vampire can beat that! Not even Edward, with his kind, but sullen demeanor and cold, white exterior. For reasons unknown to me, and to many men like me, Bella still loves a cold-blooded human killer. So why should she love Jacob more? It’s easy to see why, really, but for all those who can’t see past Edward’s ghostly exterior, bad acting and sharp fangs, I’ll explain. For starters, wolves are cooler than vampires. They are like dogs, just more dangerous. We all love dogs and most girls love what they can’t tame at first. Who better to fit that definition of a man than Jacob? Bella could tame him with a leash, or with some bedroom voodoo. She has two ways to kill one bird. Moreover, vampires are coldblooded and soulless. Why would you love someone with no soul? How does the person with no soul love back, or even know what love is? This seems fishy to me, almost like a trap to get Bella to become a vampire and increase their ranks. Also, who wants to lose their soul and end up in hell with people like Hitler? I’m sorry, but anybody who is willing to risk their eternal life in heaven for eternal life on earth, which from what I have seen in the “Twilight” movies seems very unlikely even for vampires, is making a poor choice. Who doesn’t want to live a life full of joy, and more importantly, warmth? Jacob can offer Bella this, and it’s obvious in the third movie when they have a very passionate kiss on a mountaintop. This happens, of course, right before Jacob goes down the mountain to fight, like a real man, or a wolf. There’s a huge part of her that wants

the life he can offer, and it can be seen in a real way. Also, if you get a chance to find true love twice in the same town, why go with the guy who has friends and family that want to suck zach your blood? This just doesn’t make sense. How can you love a guy who has no soul and on top of it someone who obviously doesn’t have his act together? Jacob, however, has it together. He contemplates his moves, never loses his temper (like the vampires would have you think) and is calm in the face of emotional and mental torment. He isn’t going to hurt anyone unless it’s to defend those he cares about. The most important reason one should be on Team Jacob, though, is because he becomes human after his transformation. He can change shapes and switch back and forth. Edward can’t. He’s permanently a soulless, cold vampire. He can’t change back into the human he used to be, and just because he restrains himself from sucking the life out of Bella right now, doesn’t mean in the future he’ll be able to control himself. What if a shark bit Bella, and blood was spilling everywhere? Twenty bucks says Edward would join in the shark feeding frenzy. Jacob wouldn’t, though. He would dive into the cold ocean and rip off Edward’s head, after which he would tear the sharks to shreds. He would run Bella to a hospital at which Edward’s father may be working. He’d look him straight in the eye and tell him Bella was attacked by sharks. He’d then proceed to lie to Edward’s father and say Edward tried to save her but he was no match for a fish. This supposedly strong, nimble and caring vampire was no match for a few

to do with him. When it comes down to it, Jacob and Edward have nothing on Harry Potter. He can do magic! Jacob can transform into a wolf — like Harry hasn’t fought one of those before. Edward is a vampire, who resembles a

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sharks. A wolf who can cliff dive, though, will scare sharks away the instant he touches the water. That takes guts for a land mammal to jump into shark-infested waters willingly, and I bet those sharks won’t want to have anything

Zach Nold is a junior English major. Reach him at zachnold@ dailynebraskan.com.

certain cold-blooded dark lord. This is an easy victory for Harry. When it comes down to it, though, “Twilight” is about maybe finding the perfect guy, whereas Harry Potter is about finding courage to move past fear and doing what’s right in the face of adversity. Harry Potter wins every time.

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Cursive members from left to right: Matt Maginn, Tim Kasher and Ted Stevens. The group will perform at the Bourbon Theatre Sunday evening.

Cursive to feature storytelling, heavy rock at Bourbon Theatre show story by Katie Fennelly | courtesy photo

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ursive loves a good story. The Omaha-based band’s discography is filled with concept albums weaved with intricate tales of love and abandonment, and the band’s latest album, “I Am Gemini,” is no exception. The band will bring these stories to the Bourbon Theatre on Sunday night with the Berg Sans Nipple and Conduits. The Daily Nebraskan caught up with bassist Matt Maginn to talk about the story behind the band’s latest album. Daily Nebraskan: “I Am Gemini” is a concept album. What’s the story about? Matt Maginn: It’s about two brothers that were conjoined at

the hip and separated at birth. They reunite later — they actually stumble upon each other in their parents’ home. There’s this struggle that ensues with their collective life and trying to figure out what to do with it. DN: Which songs on the album are essential to developing the story? MM: It’s hard to say. They all are all pieces of the whole, the finished product. I think the first song (“This House Alive”), the last song (“Eulogy for No Name”) and “Gemini,” the middle song, really complete the story. DN: You’ve done concept albums in the past. As a band, what’s so attractive about creating them instead of a rock album with a collection of songs?

MM: I think for Tim (Kasher) as a writer, it’s more fun and challenging. It keeps him a lot more interested. He puts everything he can into the lyrics and into the record. DN: I’m sure there are some challenges associated with creating something so specific. When you are writing, do you ever experience something like tunnel vision, only focusing on the story at hand, or are you able to draw inspiration from all angles. MM: You know, it’s kind of a catch-22. It’s fun. You have a greater palette to use when you are creating and it gives you something to write about. But it is also more difficult to record. The way we did the album this time was more difficult.

DN: What was more difficult about this album than previous records? MM: Usually when we do a record, like when we did “The Ugly Organ,” we made the music, then arranged them in the order we liked. This time, we took the risk of not liking the sequencing — we didn’t have a choice on the order of songs. We got lucky; we think it really worked out well, but some people might disagree. DN: What’s the process like for creating concept albums? Do you decide on a theme and run with it, or do you start with songs and build the story around them? MM: It’s more about just making the songs, and then the concept will rise to the top on its own. We have never gone into it with

if you go Cursive w/ the Berg Sans Nipple, Conduits when: Sunday, 8:30 p.m. where: Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. how much: $12 (advance), $14 (at the door)

a specific plan. Something will usually become inspiring or really perk Tim’s interest on the lyrics side. We don’t always set out to make a concept record, but for whatever reason it usually ends up that way.

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Earth Night showcases sustainable fashions kelsey haugen daily nebraskan

Earth Day is one day each year when people from all over the world celebrate the planet and attempt to increase awareness about environmental issues. But in Lincoln, the party continues into the evening. Tonight at 6 p.m., the Lincoln Earth Day Coalition will host Earth Night at the Rococo Theatre. It is a free event with a suggested donation of $5. The event will include food, music, a fashion show and speakers, with donations going toward the coalition’s future events. “People are fired up about saving things in a more sustainable way for the future and Earth Night is to educate and engage these people,” said Emily McKeone, who has been a chair of the Lincoln Earth Day Coalition for three years. The group mostly targets the younger demographic in Lincoln, McKeone said, because they are the ones who can help change the Earth’s future. “It’s the one day when

we can stop and take a look at how our relationships with the environment are,” said McKeone. “We can look at where we’ve come from and look to the future for what we can do better.” As the Lincoln Earth Day Coalition members plan events, they strive to focus on community collaboration. “We try to promote networking and communication,” McKeone said. “The events are a great way to engage our community and celebrate what we have going on in Lincoln.” Tonight, Ignite Lincoln will bring in speakers to give quick, five-minute talks in an attempt to motivate listeners to work together and make environmental changes. “Ignite Lincoln is a really fun way to do speeches because it keeps the speakers really on topic and to the point,” McKeone said. “I love hearing from people in our own community who have inspiring ideas and knowledge. It’s a great way to share information.” The coalition put together

Earth Day events include art, music, food

a similar event last year, ally phillips but this year there will also daily nebraskan be a sustainable fashion When Earth Day started in show to feature The Black 1970, people in the United Market and local clothStates gathered in protest ing designers who recycle against the destruction of the their materials. environment. Nearly 20 mil“ D e signers will lion people across the country share why it is participated in rallies importo inform tant to others of s u p the qualip o r t ties of a fashhealthy i o n environbrands ment. Fort h a t ty-two years use relater, Earth usable Day is now a materiglobal event. als,” McKeLincoln will one said. hold their anA l nual Earth though Day Festival this year’s on Sunday event is with a daylong more eduevent at Wildercational with ness Park, Antea direct meslope Park, Pioneers sage, the Linian tredway | coln Earth Day daily nebraskan Park and the Rococo Theatre. Festivities begin at 8 Coalition dea.m. with an Earth Day Fun cided the night Run at Wilderness Park and wouldn’t be complete ends when the Rococo Thewithout food and music atre closes. Members of the Lincoln earth night: Earth Day Coalition are trysee page 6 ing to promote the use of

bikes over cars or carpooling for transportation between the parks. Bike valets will be working, given the limited parking at each venue. “I think that’s one of the most powerful images that we see: When we’ve got more bikes than we have cars,” said Maria Moreno, the Lincoln Earth Day Coalition co-chair. From noon to 5 p.m., entertainment will be provided at Antelope Valley Park. Throughout the afternoon artists including Stonebelly, Academy of Rock and Chance Preston will be performing. “We just want everyone to come out to the event and kind of enjoy it one way or another,” said Neil Tabor, entertainment committee chair and junior environmental studies major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Watershed Management will be sponsoring their annual rain barrel auction from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty-five Nebraska artists have designed and painted rain barrels, which are water tanks that store rainwater runoff from rooftops or gutters. The collected water can be reused later on. “It should be really fun and there are some really cool

if you go: Earth Day Earth Day Fun Run where: Wilderness Park when: 8 a.m. how much: Registration is closed Afternoon Festival where: Antelope Park when: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. how much: Free Native Seed Planting where: Pioneers Park Nature Center when: 5:30 p.m. how much: Free designs that I’ve seen so far,” Tabor said. Part of the proceeds of the auction will go toward the Lincoln Children’s Museum’s environmental educational programs. Watershed Management will also be holding rain barrel demonstrations and teaching people how to use them in their homes. “We’re trying to make sure

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Italian comedy portrays woes of aging

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film that examines a middleaged man’s life who struggles Ross with his aging self and constantly tries to recapture his past. Gianni de Gregorio starred, directGrade ed and wrote the script for the film. The dark comedy is a sequel to Gregorio’s 2008 directorial debut, “Mid-August Lunch.” Gregorio’s second film picks up where “Mid-August Lunch” concluded. The audience is reintroduced to the main character, Gianni, and his retired and ritualized life. His wife sleeps in another room and pays little attention to him. The only woman who notices Gianni is his fragile and elderly mother who constantly calls him. Gianni’s retired lifestyle is not what he hoped for so he sets out to change his life and to find love. Gianni cycles through a series of women but seems to strike out with every effort. He looks towards his mother’s caretaker, a family friend, an old flame and the

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neighbor downstairs. Gianni tries to resist his old age at every turn and only seems to be surrounded by two types of women: his elderly mother and her friends, whom he resents, or young people. “The Salt of Life” is a marvelous film that shows the beauty in age and its drawbacks. It is a comical movie that shows the great lengths a person will go to in order to stay young. Gianni attempts yoga, swimming and goes to a brothel, all of which fail in their own ironic way. “The Salt of Life” may deal with the obstacles of becoming old but you don’t have to be past your prime to enjoy this film. laurenblunk@ dailynebraskan.com

“The Kid with a Bike”

directed by: JeanPierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne when: ··Friday — 5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m. ··Saturday — 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m. ··Sunday — 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

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Gianni de Gregorio wrote, starred and directed “The Salt of Life.” In the movie his character, Gianna, is searching for a new life and love.

French film weaves strong themes into realistic plot “The Kid With a Bike” mimics classics, has own personality Tom helberg daily nebraskan

The latest realist film from Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, “The Kid with a Bike,” is simple, yet thematically rich. Living in a state-run home, 11-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret) is in a desperate search for a father figure. His real father (Jeremie Renier) abandons him, moving without leaving a trace of his whereabouts. Cyril becomes obsessed with finding his bicycle, his last symbol of their relationship. By chance, Cyril encounters Samantha (Cecile De France), a hairdresser who agrees to watch the boy on the weekends. Cyril meets a drug dealer in his new neighborhood and desperately wants to earn his approval. Stakes are high for all characters and none of their decisions come with easy consequences. Performances are strong across the board, especially Doret. He has a piercing gaze and unbridled energy that perfectly suits his character. Cinematographer

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“The Kid With a Bike” is directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Cecile De France’s cinema verite-style camera achieves a realist aesthetic. The long takes and natural locations recall neorealist films like De Sica’s “Bicycle Thieves.” In fact, this film recalls numerous classics. The story of a troubled youth with an uncertain future is not unlike Truffaut’s “The 400 Blows.” A lone piece of music, “Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5,” punctuates the film’s important moments, much like what Robert Bresson has done with music. Though it echoed the classics, it

THE KID WITH A BIKE Starring: Thomas Doret, Cécile De France, Jérémie Renier Mary Riepma Ross

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doesn’t ape them. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Someday “The Kid with a Bike” might just become a classic in its own right. tomhelberg@ dailynebraskan.com

earth day: from 5 we give people the tools to be able to implement a lot of these things in their day-today lives,” said Moreno. Many different educational items will be at the night event held at the Rococo Theatre as well. “The night event is really a great way to wind down from a great day, but we really wanted to make sure that it wasn’t just a big party,” Moreno said. “We want to make sure this is also educational and tying

back into the theme of Earth Day.” A fashion show will highlight designers whose pieces are made of reusable materials. Locally and organically brewed liquors will be provided along with local food vendors who use all-natural products. The art exhibit will display works compiled of reclaimed goods. “Artists use old bike parts that are no longer usable and make it part of their artwork,” Moreno said.

this week in film

With plenty of opportunities for interactive learning taking place through this year’s Lincoln Earth Day, Moreno hopes people walk away with new knowledge. “It’s learning by doing,” Moreno said. “That’s kind of the big theme we’re going for this year.” Updates for the event are on the event’s Facebook page, facebook.com/LincolnEarthDay. allyphillips@ dailynebraskan.com

earth night: from 5 from local bands Once a Pawn and UUVVWWZ. “Both bands are great local talents,” McKeone said. “They are also incredibly enthusiastic and fully supportive of the cause.” Also involved in Earth Night are some University of Nebraska-Lincoln students, including Vivian Nguyen, a sophomore environmental studies major. “Our purpose is to educate in a fun way for the Lincoln community and to help people become aware of the day,” Nguyen said. “We don’t want to make it boring, so by doing it in a fun way, people are a lot more receptive.”

if you go Earth Night when: Tonight, 6 p.m. where: Rococo Theatre 140 N. 13th St. how much: Free (donations go to the Lincoln Earth Day Coalition) Nguyen helped plan the event along with the Lincoln Earth Day Coalition. She said she is especially excited to see the fashion show and listen to the local bands’ music. “We need to look at the issues, but also celebrate the Earth,” Nguyen said. kelseyhaugen@ dailynebraskan.com

cursive: from 5 DN: The packaging for the a vehicle. When we are at album is pretty impressive. home, we use our own stuff. Why choose to do something But we have to hire a tour manager, usually someone so elaborate? MM: As a band, we have a who is bilingual. To be honest, you feel kind of out of the tendency to THE kind SALT of just go OF LIFE loop over there, a little embarover the top. With the artStarring: Gianni Di Gregorio, work for thisValeria one, De weFranciscis, kept rassed. Then there’s the flights. Alfonso Santagata It all adds up. Did I mention it picking themes to incorporate. We had a brilliant illus- was expensive? Mary Riepma Ross trator, John Sanchez, and he DN: You’ve been a band since kept making cool stuff, so we the 90s. What’s the key to a band’s longevity? kept adding cool things. Grade DN: There’s a different sound MM: It’s kind of funny. We apto this album. What caused proach every record as though there won’t be another one. It the shift? MM: It was a clear choice in gives you freedom, a peace of terms of approach. We had mind, not being tied to being a a goal to add more riffs and musician as a career. That lack guitar. It’s harder, heavier, of pressure, it’s freeing. It’s helpful to the creative side. If faster. DN: Listening to the album as we had treated it as though we a complete story and seeing were doing if for the money, the songs played live, mixed if it was dependent on our into a full set, seem like two career, we probably wouldn’t completely different experi- still be a band today. KatieFennelly@ ences. How do fans respond? dailynebraskan.com MM: It definitely is a little different weird being unable D A I LY N E B R A S K A N to play them all live. But it works in a live setting. Each song from the album stands on its own. They aren’t dependent on each other musically, and it actually works out better than what you would think on first thought. DN: Lincoln is your last stop before you head out to Europe in a few weeks. How is touring different there? MM: It’s more expensive. We have to rent all the gear and

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“The Lucky One”

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“Think Like a Man”

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Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good

DN Weekend Pick: “The Kid with a Bike”

directed by: JeanPierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne starring: Thomas Doret, Cecile De France, Jeremie Renier

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Yuval Ron Ensemble Mystical Music of the Middle East Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church 840 S. 17th St., Lincoln

The group is composed of Jewish, Muslim and Christian musicians who use music as a bridge between cultures and faiths. For information on other events including an Interfaith Worship Service and lectures on mysticism or to buy tickets go to www.fpclincoln.org or call 402.477.6037.

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Radiohead’s performance at Coachella wows fans and many people, Gaste among them, were exhausted, but they had to wait. She was just one of the about 50,000 that witnessed Radiohead’s triumphant return to Coachella after an eight-year absence. Once the show began, the band’s video and audio synchronization was almost as perfect as the massive chorus of the thousands of souls who sang along to hymns like “Karma Police,” “Lucky,” “Paranoid Android” and “Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi.” Blue and green lights on the giant screens of the stage preceded “Bloom,” the first song of the night

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The moment was a lifetime in the making for thousands of music fans. Some attendees of the first weekend of the Coachella music festival, like Marine Gaste had to cross the Atlantic Ocean and fly over nine time zones to see Radiohead. Gaste, who is a journalism student from Rennes, France, came to Coachella specifically to see Radiohead, and the love she professes for the iconic British rock band is enormous. It was cold, the show started some minutes late

Housing Roommates 1 or 2 female roommates needed to fill an apartment at The View Apartments from June until the end of August. $284 plus cable and electric. Email Amanda at amr417@gmail.com 3 Female Rooomates looking for 1 female roommate to fill a room just North of 14th and Superior. 4 bedroom 3 bath, move in June and July. The cost of rent and utilities will be around 385 per month. Near campus, washer/dryer, cable, a/c, and friendly neigborhood. Call/Text/Email Sam 402-432-7233samanthalococo@gmail.com Ad: Looking for female roommate starting in May. Gatepark Apartments. Rent is $295 with $175 deposit. We split utilities. Serious inquiries ONLY! tatianah18@gmail.com Available May 1, private room in a historic landmark. Includes utilities, washer/dryer, wireless, $250 per month. The Rogers House Bed and Breakfast, 2145 B street, 402-476-6961

GRAD preferred. Bedroom, private bath. Newer home w/owners. Bed, appliance usage, utilities included. $250. 402-805-0109

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Looking for 1 female roommate to sublet apartment for June 1 through August 31. $397.50/month, all utilities except electricity included (about $30/month extra). Located at Hayward Condos on 9th and Charleston- very close to campus. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Laundry facilities in building. Wood floors, tall ceilings, parking available. Email kelsey.tieken@huskers.unl.edu if interested or need more information.

3 bedroom, 2 bath. Near stadium. 1000 claremont. W/D, D/W, range refrigerator, C/A. $850/month. 402-770-0899. 4 bedroom house availabale in August. Nice neighborhood. Address 2421 Sewell St. 402.610.0429. 721 N 30th. 6 bedroom, 2 bath, wood floors, Available May/2012. $1350/month. 402-4309618. FOR RENT 1127 N. 7th St. HUGE 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House Walk to Campus, Next to Stadium $950.00 Per Month (includes trash) Call: 402-202-2871

Looking for 1, 2, or 3 females to rent rooms in a nice duplex on 1st and W. Irving. Fully furnished (beds, t.v., dishes etc) washer, dryer garage included. $287 plus electric and cable. Contact Jill (402)619-6560 or jillwiest@gmail.com Looking for 1-3 females to sublease a cute, close to campus house. Available May through Aug. Could stay through the school year, if interested! Cheap rent! Call 402-591-9290

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Nebraska Book Company. is looking for a bunch of dependable people to help process used textbooks in our air-conditioned warehouse this summer. It is a solid job working with nice people doing good work helping students save money. 40 hours/week @ $8.00/hr M-F 8 to 5. You get a discount on books to sweeten the deal. Don?t miss it! We start as school winds down. Apply online at www.nebook.jobs under “warehouse staff.”

: CEDARS Clinton and Hartley CLC is hiring for positions working with youth in the summer camp and after school program. Work with diverse group of students ages 5-11. Implement lesson plans, assist on field trips, etc. For more information or to apply please visit www.cedars-kids.org

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School is almost out – do you have your summer job lined up? We will have a training class this summer, and we’ll work with your school schedule in the fall! Daytime and evening shifts available, with weekend hours to work around your class schedule. Speedway Motors is a growing catalog order company that sells classic and performance automotive parts to customers all over the world. Positions are available in our busy Call Center to process orders and answer general customer inquiries. Fun and fast paced. Must be a fast learner, have strong communication skills, an excellent attendance record and be able to provide industry leading customer service. Automotive experience a plus but not required. Computer skills are needed with the ability to type 30 wpm min. Previous customer service experience is required. Apply online www.speedwaymotors.com or in person at: 340 Victory Lane, Lincoln, NE Speedway Motors is a Drug Free Workplace EOE

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Student workers are needed at UNL Landscape Services on our Landscape Crews and Nursery Crew. We have positions available on both City and East Campus. Starting wage is $8.00/hr. Our normal work schedule is 7:00 am-3:30 pm, M-F. Job entails all aspects of Landscape Maintenance and Nursery Production. A valid driver?s license is required and you must have at least 7 points remaining of 12 points on your driving record to be eligible for employment. You must be at least 18 years old. Applications are available online (http://www.unl.edu/landscape/), If you have questions call Susan Budler (472-1229) or e-mail at sbudler1@unl.edu.

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Despite dropping a tough match to No. 14 Michigan last weekend, the No. 18 Nebraska women’s tennis team is still looking to finish out the season strong. Nebraska concludes conference play this weekend as it takes on Minnesota today at home. The Huskers then travel to Madison, Wis., on Sunday for their final match of the regular season against Wisconsin. While the loss against Michigan may have spoiled the chance for a regular season Big Ten Championship for the Huskers, they are still happy about the season overall. “I don’t think there has been any low points, It was been such an amazing season,” NU junior Janine Weinreich said. This season has been one for the record books for the Nebraska women’s tennis program. Although the Huskers have dropped one spot in the rankings after their loss to Michigan, their previous ranking of 17 was

the highest in school history. Earlier in the season, senior Madeleine Geibert broke the Nebraska record for comb i n e d wins in singles a n d doubles play. A n d t h i s w e e k end, Nebraska c o u l d weinreich look to add one more record from the 2012 season. At 21 wins so far, the Huskers are two wins away from the breaking the current school record of 22 wins in a season. While Nebraska is hoping to get two wins from this weekend, the task may be a little more difficult than expected. The Huskers are currently ranked ahead of the No. 33 Gophers, but the Gophers lead the alltime series at 11-1. Nebraska’s second opponent of the weekend, Wisconsin, has only two wins in conference play this season.

However, the Badgers also hold an all-time series lead over the Huskers. “We recognize in this conference that you never get a day off,” NU coach Scott Jacobson said. Even though the Big Ten competition has been tough, the team has managed to remain near the top. Besides the Michigan loss this last weekend, Nebraska’s only other conference loss was against No. 21 Illinois in their opening Big Ten match. “We should just keep doing what we’re doing, it’s been working out well for us so far this season,” Weinreich said. One of the strengths for Nebraska this season has been in its doubles play. In their 24 matches this season, the Huskers have lost the doubles point in only three of those matches. The No. 1 doubles team of Madeleine Geibert and Stefanie Weinstein is ranked No. 44 nationally and has helped lead the doubles teams to this success. On the singles side, No. 43 Mary Weatherholt has dropped only one

Big Ten match, which was last weekend against Michigan’s No. 11 Emina Bektas. With this success that the Huskers have had throughout the season, they are looking to continue that as they prepare for the Big Ten Championships in Columbus, Ohio. “Of course our goal is to win the Big Ten Championships,” Weinreich said. Nebraska’s confidence and composure has led to its success during the regular season, but Jacobson recognizes that the competition will be even tougher heading into the post season. “It’s all just about preparing for a long, hard-fought battle,” Jacobson said. But perhaps the biggest reason for Nebraska’s success has been because of its team contributions that come from across the board in every match. For Nebraska to go far in the post season, it will look to rely on all team members. “We win and lose as a team,” Weinreich said. AngelaHensel@ dailynebraskan.com

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It has not gone as planned for the Nebraska men’s tennis team this season. Entering 2012 on the heels of two consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (the first two in the program’s history), the Huskers expected nothing less for this spring. But this season has had different plans in store for NU, which takes a three-match losing skid into its final two duals of the season. The 10-12 Huskers, ranked No. 71 in the nation, will travel to Minneapolis for a contest with No. 35 Minnesota today and host Wisconsin at home Sunday. NU coach Kerry McDermott said the recent losses have not been truly representative of his squad’s performance. “We feel like, even though we’ve lost three in a row, we’ve been competing,” he said. “I feel like we’ve

probably competed as well as we have all year in those three losses.” McDermott is pleased with the way the team has faced the adversity of the t o u g h stretch. “I think it would be easy for my mcdermott guys to sort of quit because we haven’t had the year that we thought we’d have,” he said. But that is not what has happened. “I have to give the guys credit.” McDermott said. “We feel like we can win, and we’ve been doing the right things to try to turn things around.” However, the Huskers’ largest goal may be out of reach, partly due to a number of 1-point losses McDermott said could have gone either way — and changed the face of the season. “We’ve had a lot of 4-3 losses,” he said. Five, to be exact — and three of them have come in

conference competition. “We beat Northwestern, we beat Indiana and we beat Michigan, we’re probably top 40 in the country, with just those three wins. And we’re probably one of the top four teams in the Big Ten,” McDermott said. “Then you look at the opposite side of the coin of that, and we didn’t win those matches.” Through everything, Nebraska has maintained optimism. “Right now, we’re sitting at seven or eight, probably, in the Big Ten,” McDermott said. “That’s just how close it is, and yet our guys haven’t let that affect the way they practice. From a coach’s standpoint, I’m really pleased to see that.” The next task for the Huskers is a Minnesota team that takes an 11-6 record into the contest Friday. “That would be a huge upset for us even though we don’t think Minnesota is a whole lot better than we are, even though their ranking is much higher,” McDermott said. “We feel like that’s a very winnable match for us.” The dual against the Badgers on Sunday will represent the last for seniors Christopher Aumueller, Benedikt Lindheim and Drew Freeman, and the Huskers want to send them out on a high note. “They’ve done a lot for

our program in the past couple years,” McDermott said. “It’ll be nice to be able to get a win at the end of the season.” Aumueller said his time at NU has been life-changing, and his last dual with the team will be emotional. “I am extremely excited to step out on the court one last time,” Aumueller said, “but at the same time, I actually don’t want to, because I know it will be the last time.” And while Aumueller added that the goals have changed for the Nebraska tennis team, the Huskers still have two chances to tie up the regular season well and create an opportunity to make noise in postseason play. “In our mind, they’re both winnable matches. I think we’ve got some good chances and we’ve just got to stay positive,” McDermott said. “We get a win or two this weekend, and we’re up just a little bit of confidence going into the conference tournament. It’s pretty important.” While it has not gone as planned this season, there is still a bigger picture. “If we can keep competing hard, good things will happen,” McDermott said, “so hopefully something good will happen this weekend for us.” zachtegler@ dailynebraskan.com

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Katelyn Wright is going to spend this weekend battling a Golden Bear. No, the Nebraska women’s golf sophomore won’t spend Saturday and Sunday physically fighting a vicious grizzly bear. Instead she’s going to be battling the course design of Jack Nicklaus at the Scarlet Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio. And that battle should be a lot less ugly than a bear mauling. “We’ve heard the course is absolutely beautiful,” Wright said. “It’s supposed to be one of the most beautiful college courses in the country, so I know we’re all really looking forward to getting the opportunity to play.” Wright and the Huskers won’t be going into the course blindly though: NU coach Robin Krapfl has played the Scarlet Golf Course before. And the course has a lot to offer. If the Huskers want to compete, they’ll have to shoot the ball well, she said. “It’s a very challenging golf course,” Krapfl said. “It requires accurate tee shots. It plays longer. They have it setup pretty long. Nicklaus designed courses you have to carry it onto the green, because he usually has a lot of bunkering around the greens.” A season ago, Wright didn’t have much of an impact on the scorecard. She consistently sat as NU’s No. 6 golfer. As a freshman, Wright averaged 80.08 in 25 rounds of golf. This season Wright’s lowered that average to a 79.00 in 27 rounds. But lately it’s been even better for her. During Nebraska’s last nine rounds she’s put together a 75.78 average, good enough to put her at the number four spot for Nebraska. “I really feel like she’s progressed a lot,” Krapfl said. “She has a lot of

raw natural talent for the game ... She’s made great progress. This spring she’s kind of come into her own and done some very good things for us.” Krapfl is so pleased w i t h Wright’s progr e s s s h e ’ s moved her into wright a more prominent role with the Huskers. And the sophomore has put in a lot of effort, Wright said. There’s a big learning curve from coming in as a freshman to competing for the Huskers, Wright said. But she’s satisfied with how her journey is turning out. “It’s such a huge adjustment coming from high school to college golf,” Wright said. “And just learning how to deal with emotions you really didn’t have to deal with in high school and being able to balance everything from living on your own to school and golf. It was just such a huge adjustment.” “I feel like freshman year is just a time to learn and become a better player. It was definitely a struggle but I think I took so much out of it.” And for Wright to be the No. 4 golfer at a Big Ten school as a sophomore is just the tip of the iceberg. “I’ve been working so hard on my game over the past year and putting as much time into the course and to the weight room as I can just to improve,” Wright said. “I’m seeing glimpses of it but I don’t think I’m there yet. Just being able to see that my hard work is starting to pay off is really rewarding. “It just feels good to finally see a lot of the efforts being shown.” Robbykorth@ dailynebraskan.com

biggs: from 10 our great state of Nebraska. He is a young man with great talent, a great personality and a person who truly wants to make Nebraska a player on the national level. I love his ability, his skill level and his athleticism, and the fact that he wants to be an ambassador and a lead recruiter for our program. “It’s a great day to be a Husker, and it is great to have Deverell joining our program.” Biggs led Omaha Central High School to three

Class A state titles. As a senior, the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha WorldHerald named Biggs player of the year when he averaged 21.8 points and 4.8 rebounds for Central. Biggs then went to play for Seward County Community College where he averaged 14.6 points, 3.1 assists and 3.3 steals per game. Last season he was named to the firstteam NJCAA All-American squad for his efforts. Sports@ dailynebraskan.com


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Iowa State volleyball struggles against Nebraska. Just look at the stats. Last season, the Cyclones were a top-15 team. They played the Huskers twice in 2011, once during the spring season in April and once in September. Both games ended in defeat at the hands of their former Big 12 foe. Not only was ISU defeated, but it also failed to win just one set in both matches. Even when Nebraska was ranked 10th and ISU 12th in last year’s fall match, the Cyclones proved to be no contest for the Huskers once again. Nebraska and ISU meet again this weekend when the Huskers travel to Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa for the match against their Big 12 opponent. This game will be different than Nebraska’s other spring games, though, because the Huskers know the team so well, according to senior Lauren Cook. “It is just like any other meet,”

she said. “But then again, we look at it as we’ve played them before and we kind of know what to expect,” Cook said. “We are preparing for them more than any other team this spring, because we do know what to expect.” So far this spring, Nebraska hasn’t needed much preparation. Nebraska has lost just one set in three matches so far. That one lost set came at the hands of Wichita State last weekend, using the old style of scoring. The Huskers have won every match they’ve played and they continue to improve with every match and every practice, coach John Cook said. “I just think for this group they know what they have to do to be a good team and that’s what we’re working on right now,” Cook said. Lauren Cook agrees the team is improving each day. However, consistency is still hard to reach at this point in the year, she said. “Some games are up and down, some practices are up and down, but that’s spring and that’s kind of what’s expected,” she said. Saturday’s match against the Cyclones will conclude the Huskers’ spring season and catapult them into the summer. Lauren said the team stays and works out together during that

time while helping with camps for younger volleyball players. Iowa State will also finish its spring season when it plays Nebraska on Saturday. The Cyclones played one more game than the Huskers, but also lost one match. ISU was defeated by another Nebraska team in Creighton at the beginning of its spring schedule. Even with Iowa State’s unexpected loss to the Bluejays, the Huskers still need to focus on the goals they made at the beginning of the spring, according to Lauren. Communication is the key. “Another one is to be great communicators, and some people who normally don’t talk have been doing a great job with that. Just compete and win and establish a base for the fall,” she said. Something the Huskers haven’t done yet this spring, according to Lauren, is compete at the highest level as one unit. If Nebraska can do that on Saturday, the Huskers will be tough to beat, Lauren said. “I just hope everyone maxes out this match and really shows what they are capable of doing.” Lauren said. ”People have shown it here and there, but I kind of want people to do it at the same time.”

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Brooke Thomason and the Huskers, who have yet to win a Big Ten road series this season, face the Buckeyes in Columbus this weekend. The stats point to a tight series. “We usually don’t look into statistics,” Thomason said. “But we really are looking forward to going to Ohio. We just want to step out there and play our game.” Last week, a sickness went through the team, hampering the performance of a few Huskers. The symptoms were bad enough on Wednesday to hold Thomason out of the midweek matchup with Creighton. Coach Rhonda Revelle is glad to have her back. “Brooke’s a huge part of our offense,” she said. “It’s great to have her back in the lineup, and she came up big for us last weekend with some big hits. You take her out of the lineup, it’s tough. She’s been impressive for us this season offensively.” Although a cold is still

present in the Nebraska dugout, Thomason said the team will have no problem playing through it this weekend in Columbus. “I think I’m almost over the hump,” she said. “My sinus is still flaring up, but I can play through it. We can all play through a cold. As long as we’re not throwing up we’ll be fine.” Revelle said she thinks playing through the recent adversity makes for a significant challenge. “I think we need to come in with a lot of energy, with a real determination,” Revelle said. “That’s what we’re working to put together, to put good softball on each side of the field ... We’re going to play every pitch of the game. Anytime you go through difficult times, it does feel like you get kicked in the gut. That’s our biggest challenge right now.” lannyHolstein@ dailynebraskan.com

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Baseball: from 10 ence. With a sweep, NU takes whatever day it is, with that over the top spot Sunday, a same focus that we’ve had on series win narrows the gap to those weekend games.” Kiser two and anything less essential- said. They might need even more ly eliminates the Huskers from the top spot in May’s Big Ten — Purdue is tough. The Boilermakers come into the series Tournament. Senior outfielder Kale Kiser 29-5 overall (10-2 Big Ten) and winners of noted that while 13 of their his Husker They can swing last 14. PU squad will take leads the the same apand they can Big Ten in proach to the pitch. We need to batting avPurdue game come out ready erage, has the team knows scored the how high the to play and jump second stakes are. on them early and most runs “They’re gokeep that lead and allowed ing to be a the fewest. tough team,” he throughout the Individusaid. “They can weekend. ally, coach swing and they Doug Schcan pitch. We Kale Kiser nebraska outfielder reiber has need to come five of the out ready to league’s top play and jump on them early and keep that 15 hitters (including two of the lead throughout the weekend.” top four) and perhaps the top “Jump on them early” means starter in Lance Breedlove, who getting a win Friday, something will start Saturday bringing a that has posed a problem for 6-2 record with a 2.23 ERA in the Huskers in conference play. nine starts. After relegation to a TuesThe Huskers are 1-3 on Big Ten Fridays and have won both day start against Creighton last weekend games after Friday week, sophomore Jon Keller losses and lost both weekend is back to weekend duty, and games after the win for a 6-2 will start Friday against PU’s Joe Hasse (6-0, 3.09 ERA). Righty weekend record. Erstad joked that, if he could, Brandon Pierce and lefty Zach he’d cancel all Friday games Hirsch will follow on Saturday and have his team only play on and Sunday against Breedlove the weekend. Kiser maintains and Connor Podkul. that his team should be able to Erstad praised Keller for his play at the same level on Friday work ethic on practice Tuesday, saying he earned his way back as Saturday or Sunday. “We haven’t had the results to the weekend with his attiand we’ve got to come ready tude as much as with his strong performance to play on Friday, on Saturday, eight-inning

There is no shortage of adversity facing the Nebraska softball team. The Huskers (27-16, 8-4 Big Ten) have battled a new conference, road struggles, and a bout with sickness this season. They sit in a tie for third in the conference at the midway point of their inaugural season, a testament to their ability to push through those obstacles. This weekend the Huskers travel to Ohio State for a three game set with the Buckeyes. Going on the road has not been a strong point for the team thus far, and the series represents a chance for them to flip its fortunes away from Lincoln. “Playing at their home turf is always more pressure than playing at home,” junior outfielder Brooke Thomason said. “When we go to Ohio we need to focus on ourselves and play with heart. When we play our best we’re able to do something special. The last few weekends have been tough for the team, but it’s another obstacle we need to overcome. If we do that we’ll be able to pull out some victories and come home.” The Ohio State matchup will feature two teams with similar records and similar strengths. Both Big Ten schools feature strong twodeep pitching staffs with a heavy reliance on the strikeout and have nearly identical batting averages. Nebraska is hitting .299 as a team while Ohio State hits .295.

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against the Bluejays. “His start against Creighton last Tuesday really spoke volumes,” Erstad said. “That was without a doubt the best tempo I’ve seen him pitch with. He attacked the zone and basically just said ‘I’m going to earn it back.’” Several of the top offensive performers in the conference will be on display during the weekend. Purdue’s Cameron Perkins may be league MVP thus far, as his .384 average is fourth, his 38 RBIs tie for first, and is fifth with 75 total bases. NU has Chad Christensen. He’s tied with Perkins in RBIs, first in runs scored and has earned 82 total bases. The Huskers also have Josh Scheffert, who earned his second Big Ten Player of the Week honor with 10 RBI against Ohio State. Scheffert, who is tied for the league lead with seven home runs, was unwilling to guarantee another 10 RBI weekend, saying batting against Purdue could be “rough.” Scheffert and crew will be wearing “special camo jerseys and hats” during the series to honor military veterans, according to Huskers.com. Kiser hopes to honor those veterans further with some good play at the park. “We’re looking forward to this,” Kiser said. “We’re going to come out ready to go. We’re looking to take care of business here at home.” seanwhalen@ dailynebraskan.com

Nebraska sophomore Eric Schryver used a score of 14.30 on parallel bars to move onto tonight’s competition.

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The No. 10 Huskers finished fifth with a score of 340.550 on the first day of NCAA competition Thursday. Michigan won the first session with a season-high score of 353.45. Penn State took second, posting 353.00, while Stanford took third with 348.50. Ohio State came in at fourth with 345.35, NU followed in fifth and Iowa finished sixth with 336.65. “I think we ended up in fifth because of nerves, for one thing,” coach Chuck Chmelka said. “It was pretty weird, we started on rings and missed two routines, which is pretty weird. It was just stupid things and nerves.” While the Huskers didn’t score high enough to qualify into the second day of competition, four NU gymnasts qualified as individuals for the event semifinals today at 7 p.m. Freshman Grant Perdue led the Huskers, qualifying on both floor exercise (15.40) and vault (14.70). Sophomore Donovan Arndt qualified on still rings with

a 14.10, while sophomore Eric Schryver posted a 14.30 on parallel bars to qualify him into the event finals. Senior Andreas Hofer will be competing on high bar after earning a 13.60. “I think the team did great. We had some falls, but when there were mistakes the other guys stepped up,” Schryver said. “Of course there were nerves because it’s nationals, but we handled it well and stayed focused on what we had to instead of looking around. It wasn’t our best score but I’m really proud of how we pulled together.” The Huskers began their day on still rings, posting a 54.900. This put NU in fourth place following the first rotation. NU then headed to vault for the second rotation (58.350) and parallel bars for the third rotation (56.900), staying strong in fourth place after three rotations. “We did really good on vault, except for Wyatt Baier, our best vaulter,” Chmelka said. “He wasn’t able to advance which is a shame since he has been doing so good.” The Huskers moved into third place after posting a score of 56.40 on high bar

following the fourth rotation, and moved to second place after their performance on floor exercises (58.700) in the fifth rotation. The final rotation took the Huskers to pommel horse, picking up a 55.300 to land them in fifth place overall with a 340.550. The top three finishing teams of the session (Michigan, Penn State and Stanford) qualified for the second day of team competition. They will compete against the top three teams of the second session. “We just have to build and do better, we just have to see how far they can go,” Chmelka said. “We just have to learn to find a way to win and not shoot ourselves in the foot. We’re close, we can feel it but we’re just not there yet.” The three-day competition will conclude with individual event competitions taking place Saturday night. “We had four guys advance, which is really good,” Chmelka said. “Overall it was good, we scattered misses out and the guys were tough.” michelleodonnell@ dailynebraskan.com


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Huskers enter critical weekend against No. 16 Purdue with chance to claim share of first place in Big Ten by Sunday aseball coach B Darin Erstad couldn’t even say it

without a smile. “You know we take each game exactly the same,” Erstad began, before cracking a grin. “Purdue — this is their year. They have played tremendously well ... they’ve p u t

themselves in position so far to host a regional and go farther than that.” All the sports cliches work for the series between Nebraska and Purdue starting today: The Big One. Do or Die. For all the marbles. NU comes into the series three games back of No. 16 Purdue in the B i g Te n Confer-

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Nebraska ready for shot at NCAA title But before doing so, the top-10 team must pass its Daily Nebraskan first challenge against six The Nebraska women’s gym- ranked teams on Friday. nastics team is on the verge In the first session of Friof doing something it’s never day’s semifinals, Nebraska done before — win a national will go up against No. 2 championship. UCLA, No. 3 Oklahoma, After winning the Big Ten No. 7 Utah, No. 10 Stanford Championships on March 24 and No. 11 LSU. To qualify and placing second in the for Saturday’s Super Six FiNCAA regionals April 7, the nals, the Huskers must finish NU gymnasts will take center in the top-three of Friday’s stage this weekend in the big- competition. gest meet of the season in DuAnd as if the high-ranked luth, Ga. teams weren’t intimidating Beginning today, the No. 6 enough, three of NU’s oppoHuskers (23-3) will take part nents (Oklahoma, UCLA and in what will be the most cru- Utah) have either finished cial weekend of the 2012 gym- first or second in past chamnastics’ season, and are going pionships, including UCLA in more confident than ever winning it all in 2010 and finbefore, according to NU coach ishing as runner-up in 2011. Dan Kendig. However, none of those “I don’t think we can be any numbers will matter come more ready,” he said. “We’re 11 a.m. today, according to healthy, and part of us wish Kendig. it was last weekend. We prac“We don’t want to worry ticed hard during this break about them,” he said. “Every and we’re coming out upbeat single one of those teams and pumped.” has a chance to make it SatThe univerurday and sity has won win it all. I’d a total of 27 I’ve told this rather focus team national on what Neteam all year championbraska can long that there’s ships, which bring to the includes five something special table.” wins from When it that comes out of football, comes to them when they three from being road volleyball, hit the floor. warriors, the eight from Huskers are bowling and a perfect eight from example of Dan Miller the men’s what that nu assistant coach gymnastics term means. team. Besides its That total is one Kendig second-place finish to Utah hopes his team will add to and at the NCAA Regionals, Nebe a part of when they come braska has won all of its back to campus next week. meets away from the Dev“I’ve seen teams that have aney Center, with three of been nervous and apprehen- them being against ranked sive, but not this team,” he teams. said. “We’ve done our job, To carry on that streak this we’ve done our work and I weekend, the Huskers must think big things are going to execute the same routines happen.” they’ve done all season, asThe last Husker athletic sistant coach Dan Miller said. team to capture the title was “We’re not going to change the bowling team in 2009. anything that we’ve done all The Husker gymnasts hope season,” he said. “Everything to capture that feat for them- will look the same it did selves this Saturday. previous weeks, except this

Nedu Izu

time we’ll have back Jamie Schleppenbach.” Having everyone available and relatively healthy is something the coaching staff wouldn’t have been able to say midseason. Schleppenbach, who suffered a mild injury prior to the regional meet, will be available for Nebraska’s lineups this weekend for the first time in more than a month. Despite the wear and tear gymnasts suffer throughout the season, Kendig said he believes the team has the chance to make history. “We’ve had five great allarounders this whole year, but we haven’t had all five perform great at the same time,” he said. “All we need is every single girl to do their part in the lineup and if we do that we’ll definitely see results.” A top-three finish Saturday would be a program record, as Nebraska’s highest placement in the championship was last year when it finished in fourth place. But the team last season and this season are different, according to junior Janelle Giblin. “The main difference between this year and last year is that every meet we compete in, we believe we can win,” Giblin said. The junior is one of five Huskers who made the 2012 All-Big Ten First and Second Team and has proven her talent throughout the season, finishing first in the Big Ten on vault, averaging a 9.930 score. But talent alone isn’t going to win the 2012 National Championship, according to Miller. “It’s all about whoever keeps their emotions under control and stays calm throughout the meet,” Miller said. “Whoever does that will have the best chance to come out on top. I’m OK with people not picking us as favorites.” But Nebraska isn’t concerned about its underdog status entering the meet, Miller said.

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deverell biggs

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Junior Janelle Giblin and the No. 6 Huskers face UCLA, Oklahoma, Utah, Standford and UCLA on Friday. “We’re excited for this competition and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make this trip as successful as we can make it,” he said. The coach added that he envisions the team’s 22nd appearance at the NCAA Championships as having a different result than last season. Miller said he’s looking forward to seeing the best meet of the season from his gymnasts this weekend.

“I’ve told this team all year long that there’s something special that comes out of them when they hit the floor,” he said. “We have challenged people all year long on the road. “We came (to Georgia) to do a great job and represent Nebraska gymnastics the best way we can. The girls are ready to do it.” NeduIzu@ dailynebraskan.com

Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced an addition to the Huskers roster for the 2012-13 season Thursday. Guard Deverell Biggs joins the Husker basketball squad after signing his National Letter of Intent to play for the Cornhuskers. An Omaha native, Biggs is the first in-state recruit to sign with the Huskers since Jason Dourisseau, Roy Enright and Wes Wilkinson joined the program in 2001. “This is truly an exciting day for Nebraska basketball,” Miles said. “Deverell is the first of what we hope to be many recruits from

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