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Sorority members banned from frat recruitment MAren Westra Daily nebraskan

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Planet Sub employees John King (left), senior psychology major, and Demetrius Sturdivant close shop Wednesday night.

Planet Sub to close May 4 Nebraska Union Board searches for new vendor to replace sub shop in the fall julia peterson daily nebraskan

After nearly four years of business, Planet Sub will be shutting down and moving out of the Nebraska Union on the University of NebraskaLincoln City Campus. Planet Sub made this decision, not Nebraska Unions, said Charlie Francis, director of Nebraska Unions. He said during the fall semester, the sub shop contacted Nebraska Union officials and requested to break the contract it had established and close the shop. “Our sales haven’t quite kept up with our expenses,” said Eric Burrus, a minority owner of the Planet Sub franchise. He said that while Nebraska Union officials were good coworkers, company owners felt that it was time for Planet Sub to shut down

and move on. Some UNL students stated different opinions about the sandwich shop and its closing. Dillon Jones, a junior elementary education major, said he stopped by Planet Sub about once a week. He enjoyed the food and had positive experiences with the staff. “I’d say they should stay open,” Jones said. But he did say the high price of sandwiches made it difficult for him to eat at Planet Sub more often. Other students said there were multiple factors that kept them from visiting Planet Sub regularly. Michael Ziola, a junior nutrition, exercise and health sciences major said he liked the food, but not the wait. “If I didn’t go there it was

probably because the line was too long,” he said. Now, a new business will have a chance to see how it fares in the space. Jones said he’d like to see another sandwich vendor take the place of Planet Sub. He also said he feels there should be healthier food offered in the union. “I think there needs to be different options,” he said. Members of the Nebraska Unions Board, composed of 12 students, two faculty members and two staff members met to toss around ideas for filling the soon-to-be-vacant space in the Union. Francis said many of the students suggested replacing Planet Sub with a Chick-fil-A. Francis would not say whether this would be the restaurant moving into the

space in the fall. He would only say that the Union is looking into both chickenserving vendors and other sandwich vendors. The name of the Nebraska Union’s new restaurant will be released in a couple weeks, Francis said. But Planet Sub will continue to serve sandwiches until May 4, which is the Friday of finals week. Once the shop is cleared out, the new vendor will have the summer to renovate the space. Francis said the restaurant should be up and running for class in the fall semester. As for Planet Sub, Burrus said there is no plan as of now to relocate or open another shop in the area. But he said the franchise is “always open to new possibilities.” juliapeterson@

At its 2010 annual meeting, the National Panhellenic Conference passed a new resolution: Sorority members must not formally participate in men’s fraternity recruitment. Two years later, sororities at the University of NebraskaLincoln have changed their procedures to follow this resolution. According to Greek Affairs graduate assistant Laura Roof, a graduate higher education administration student, the delay between the official rule change and its adoption at UNL occurred because it took time to get all sororities on board with the decision. Roof also said this will affect UNL differently than it will other universities because UNL fraternities maintain an informal summer recruitment process rather than the one- or two-week recruitment other schools undergo at the beginning of the school year. Tyson Johnson, Interfraternity Council president and a senior economics and political science major, said two decades ago, the informal recruitment process was common for a majority of fraternities nationwide, but that it changed over time. UNL, he said, held onto the informal process as a matter of tradition. “Fraternities at UNL are proud of the summer recruitment process,” he said. The informal summer recruitment process is not practiced at any other Big Ten university, according to Johnson. Johnson said he wouldn’t expect UNL fraternities to switch to formal recruitment anytime soon, but that it has been a discussion. Roof said the UNL Greek


system will try to do what is best for students and formal recruitment is a possibility if time shows that is what students want. Johnson said, right now, the concern is making it easier for fraternities to continue successful recruitment. The NPC resolution states that one of the reasons sororities must refrain from supporting fraternity recruitment is so that sororities and fraternities can maintain their status as single-sex organizations. A 1972 amendment to the Civil Rights Act banned sexual discrimination in educational institutions, and sororities were only able to remain a singlesex organization by demonstrating that they do not rely on the presence of men, and vice versa. “The presence, involvement and activity of sorority members at fraternity recruitment events greatly weakens our position and gives support to the argument that fraternal organizations do not need to remain single-sex groups,” the resolution reads. Ethan Dornbush, a junior economics and political science major, is one of the recruitment chairs for Phi Delta Theta. He said he has been part of the recruitment process for his fraternity for three years and this will impact the way rush is run. “I think it will definitely change the way we approach things,” he said. According to Dornbush,

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Last Monday, Lindsey Andersen was sitting at her computer when she received an unusual email. A few moments later, she was screaming and jumping with excitement. She had just been notified that she received a ninemonth Fulbright scholarship to research in Brazil. “It was just a weight off my shoulders,” Andersen said. She found out she was a finalist in January, and after a long wait, she was relieved to hear the news. “You don’t feel that your dreams have been dashed,” she said. Andersen, a senior political science and international studies major, is planning to study the role of grassroots human rights movements in Brazil’s transitional justice efforts. Transitional justice is a

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society’s process of coming to terms with large-scale human rights abuses and delivering justice to the people. Fulbright scholarships are designed to promote understanding between the United States and other countries. Andersen’s scholarship will cover her expenses in Brazil, as well as provide a monthly stipend. Andersen became interested in studying human rights movements after spending a semester in Argentina, where she took a class on genocide and also worked at the Center for Genocide Studies. “It’s just a fascinating topic, because it’s so crazy to think that people can do such awful things to each other,” Andersen said. Her time at the center was spent compiling information about human

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If you’ve ever been run over by a bicycle while backpacking across campus, or vice versa, then Bike UNL is the event for you. For its second year, Bike UNL takes place today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Nebraska Union plaza to showcase the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s ongoing efforts to become a bicyclefriendly campus. “It’s a healthy lifestyle,” said Jordan Messerer, assistant director of Outdoor Adventures at Campus Recreation. The event, which is free and open to the public, features local vendors such as StarTran Bus Service and Cycle Works bike shop, as well as education and bicycle safety demonstrations, games, prizes and other entertainment. One prize is a new bicycle, donated by the University Bookstore, and anyone can sign up for a chance to win. Those who attend Bike UNL can also make their own smoothies by riding a bicycle called the “Fender Blender Xtracycle,” funded by the Residence Hall Association and

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UNL Parents Association. The bike-friendly campus movement was started through the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska’s Bike Committee’s partnership with Campus Recreation and the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. Megan Shumaker, a freshman political science and communication studies major, said she thinks Bike UNL will be informative for students. “I think a majority of students aren’t paying attention to what’s going on lauren vuc around them,” she said. het ich It’s important for bicyclists by | da ily neb and pedestrians to be recog- c r o w d ras kan nized as ongoing traffic just like ed bike racks any moving vehicle, Messerer across campus, Messerer said. said. “You can’t just ride your bike UNL’s parking is limited, and like a horse across campus,” it will never be able to meet deMesserer said. mands, Messerer said. Bikeridership at UNLisbecom“We need to bring pedestrians ing more popular, as revealed

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on campus through other ways than just building parking lots,” he said. “Lincoln is a very cycling-friendly city.” Bike UNL exists to promote more biking on campus that will be safe for bikers, pedestrians and vehicles, Messerer said. Although pinpointing exact numbers wasn’t possible because Bike UNL is open to the public, Messerer estimated about 400 people attended Bike UNL last year. “The weather was so nice last year,” he said. “It was just a great, Nebraska spring day.” In addition to hosting Bike UNL, ASUN’s Bike Committee will submit a 100-page application to the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) in the hopes of obtaining nationally recognized designations as a



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New ASUN holds first meeting elias youngquist daily nebraskan

The newly sworn in Association of Students of the University of Nebraska members hosted their first meeting Wednesday. Along with electing a speaker of the senate, an appointments board secretary and an Appointments Board for Freshman Campus Leadership Associates, ASUN brainstormed ideas for the coming year in office. “Don’t I get a stool?” asked Kaitlin Mazour, a junior history and English major and ASUN’s internal vice

president, as she searched around the room for a seat to accompany her new position at the head of the podium. Senators began the process of settling in and understanding the ASUN process at once with a presentation on diversity from the Diversity Strategic Development Committee followed by a brainstorming session. Senators brought up things like increased participation in campuswide meetings, students’ legal rights pertaining to alcohol and

representing student voices in the development of new buildings around campus. ASUN communications and ASUN election rules, two hot-button issues during ASUN elections, were also on senators’ minds. “We should look at election rules and who they benefit and how they can better serve the student body,” said Mike Dunn, a junior communications major. Natalia Santos, a junior nutrition, exercise and health sciences major, was elected as speaker of the

senate after little discussion and no opposition. “First of all, thank you for nominating me, but I’m not sure how I feel about no one else being nominated,” Santos said before the vote. Eddie Hanline, a junior business administration major, was elected appointments board secretary. As for FCLA Appointments Board members, Claire Eckstrom, a sophomore textiles, clothing and design major, and Field McDonald, a freshman general studies major, were elected.

the 2010-2011 academic year. Although he is no longer a part of the fraternity, he said he understands the way a rule like this will affect fraternity recruitment. “(Single-sex events) will

probably be a little bit less realistic … to what actual college life would be like,” he said. “It may hurt the system as a whole.” Johnson said this will be a major change because during

recruitment, there has traditionally been a lot of social gatherings with sororities. “(This rule) might limit the scope of the events fraternities do in the summer,” he said.


greek: from 1 this rule change means it will be necessary to consider alternative plans instead of classic co-ed rush events. Arik Vossler, a junior geology major, served as the president of Alpha Gamma Sigma during

bike unl: from 1 “bicycle-friendly campus.” Last year, 32 schools applied for LAB designations, and 20 received the ranking. Stanford University was at the top of the ranking and received a platinum designation, which is the highest award a campus can receive from LAB. Out of Big Ten schools, the University of WisconsinMadison and University of Minnesota received silver designations, while Indiana University and Michigan State University were awarded bronze. Messerer said it may be difficult for Bike UNL to receive a designation this year because there are no set regulations for cycling on campus in the administration’s master plan, but it is something Bike UNL is working on for the future. The next big step in the bicycle movement is to work

with the administration to recreate the master plan. In the new copy, Messerer hopes for the language to include rules for biking on campus and what kind of biking is allowed. “It’s a big process,” he said. One rule states students can’t ride dirt bikes on campus. But Messerer said it’s not really riding dirt bikes the administration is referring to, rather it is the act of performing tricks while on a bike. Messerer thinks there needs to be an all-wheels-down policy on campus added to the master plan, and that would include skateboarders as well. “We don’t want Bike UNL to come off as a bunch of bikers with their fists in the air,” he said. “This is a plan that needs to happen and is something drivers and pedestrians will appreciate.” conordunn@


andersen: from 1 rights trials and putting them into a database. Andersen said Argentina is one of the pioneers of transitional justice, and Brazil is just beginning to head down that path. A military dictatorship governed Brazil from 1964 to 1985, according to the International Center for Transitional Justice. “They’re sort of an outlier in Latin America,” Andersen said. “They need to figure out how to deal with these things in their past and reconcile, so I still think it’s a very important issue.” She wants to focus on smaller groups that help victims, like nongovernmental organizations and churches. “I think it’s important that they’re able to get their voices heard and receive some sort of accountability,” she said. Andersen’s decision to focus on Brazil was influenced by Patrice McMahon, a political science professor at the University of NebraskaLincoln. Andersen traveled to Xi’an, China, with McMahon and is also working with Andersen for her Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences (UCARE) project on transitional justice. Andersen knew when she began college that she wanted to apply for a Fulbright, but when it came down to choosing where and what to study, she was at a loss. “I’ve traveled a lot, so I think having a focus was kind of difficult because I’m pretty much interested in everything,” she said. “Without Patrice, I wouldn’t have found something that fit so perfectly into my interests.” When Andersen started college in 2008, she knew she wanted to be an international studies major. “I just always kind of had this desire to travel and see how countries interacted with each other,” she said. “I

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Fulbright scholarship winner Lindsey Andersen, a political science and international studies major, poses on the Selleck Quadrangle on Wednesday afternoon. figured it’d be a good place to start.” As she gained more experience, her areas of interest expanded. She has since picked up a political science major, as well as minors in Spanish and human rights and humanitarian affairs. Andersen’s passion for so many subjects is what many of her teachers and mentors say have helped her make it to this point. “She’s very inquisitive,” said Ari Kohen, director of UNL’s Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Program and an associate political science professor. “She’s the kind of student that we hope to see in the classroom.” Kohen said it can often be difficult to adjust to a new culture, but Andersen has already had many experiences abroad, including Bolivia, a tour through Europe, and her trips to China and Argentina. “It’ll really help her hit the ground running,” Kohen said.

Laura Damuth, director of undergraduate research and fellowship adviser, helped Andersen put together her Fulbright application. Damuth agreed that traveling to new countries can sometimes be difficult, but Andersen’s flexibility will be key when she arrives. “I think Lindsey’s the kind of person that will be able to handle that because she rolls with the punches really well,” Damuth said. But Andersen has plenty of time to prepare for her trip. Her Fulbright isn’t applicable till March 2013, giving her almost a year to prepare,

something she’s thankful for. “There’s no pressure to find that big-girl job,” she said. She does hope to do an internship in Washington, D.C., at a private organization such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Wilson Center or Amnesty International. For now, Andersen is focused on finishing her final semester at UNL. “Now that I’ve accomplished this goal that seemed so impossible and so unlikely, what more can I do now?” sarahmiller@

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eep calm and eat cupcakes. That message was prominently displayed Wednesday night for the 32 Cupcake Camp participants to see as they filed into a cozy kitchen classroom on the second floor of Leverton Hall on East Campus. The Cupcake Camp event was put on by University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus Student Involvement. It was the first time a cooking class focused solely on desserts has been offered to students, and it turned out to be a success, according to Abby Gabel, the event organizer. “We ended up having to turn away 17 students,” said Gabel, a senior elementary education and hospitality, restaurant and tourism management major. “This is a brand-new event, and we had a lot of students who were interested in learning how to make desserts.” The group of students and community members who attended Wednesday learned how to mix, bake, frost and decorate red velvet cupcakes. Terrie Urtel, co-owner of Serendipities Cupcakes on 27th and Superior streets in Lincoln, led the class. “I was surprised at how excited everyone was,” Urtel said. “I think everyone had a really good time. Those two hours kind of flew by, though.” Before baking even began, Urtel explained how red velvet cupcakes were first made in the South in 1829. The name of the dessert comes from the extremely rich cocoa that was used to make the batter, which displays a red tint when baked, Urtel said. Small baggies of pre-measured ingredients were then

passed around to the groups of amateur chefs and everyone began to mix up their first batches. Ovens were preheated. Electric mixers whirred. Batter slopped over the sides of metal bowls. “I love cupcakes, and I love baking,” said Miranda Weldon, a sophomore fisheries and wildlife major, as she arranged her group’s ingredients. “I bake a lot of cakes and brownies.” Each group made its cupcakes unique by adding varying amounts of red or blue food dye to the batter. Bowls of cream-colored batter transformed to vibrant hues of pink, maroon, turquoise and navy. “We decided to make ours blue because red is boring and we wanted to go with something different,” said Ellie Schunk, a first-year law student at UNL. Schunk said she is an avid baker who learned everything she knows from her grandmother. “My grandmother used to teach me when I was a kid,” said Schunk, as she spooned batter into a muffin pan lined with pastel paper cups. “She always had something in the oven.” A sweet smell filled the room as more groups slid their cupcakes into the hot ovens. Pools of colorful cupcake batter sprang up from their pans like inflated birthday balloons. The scent soon transformed, though, into a smoky odor as a malfunctioning oven spurted out thin, gray smoke. “Does anyone have a fire extinguisher?” asked Urtel. The smoke dissipated quickly, and the groups moved on to frosting and d e c o r a t i n g their

prized desserts. Several of those involved in planning the event said they were glad participants seemed to be enjoying themselves. “We really want to make events where students are doing something and not just sitting down,” Gabel said. Johanna Nutt, a sophomore agricultural business major and East Campus Student Involvement employee, added that Cupcake Camp was a great opportunity for students to do something different. “A lot of people might not have the chance to do something like this with instruction from a person with actual cupcake experience,” Nutt said. Reshell Ray, the associate director of student involvement on East Campus, said the event provided participants with a safe learning environment. “It’s trial and error, but there’s someone who can answer questions and provide instructions,” Ray said. “You can definitely see there is a strong desire for people to learn cooking and baking skills.” Applause broke out around the kitchen as the first fully completed cupcake was lifted high in the air by Urtel. “We have a cupcake!” announced Urtel. The majority of participants at the event seemed satisfied with their finished products and several spoke of new tricks they had learned. “I had never thought about mixing the oil with the buttermilk beforehand,” Schunk said. “That was an interesting way to make the cupcakes fluffier.” Kiley Algya, a sophomore animal science major, said she enjoyed learning how to make frosting. “Usually you just go to the store and buy the frosting,” she said. “It was interesting getting to actually make it.” Gabel said Student Involvement will consider hosting Cupcake Camp again next year after looking at the participant evaluations of this year’s event. On April 11, the Cupcake Camp participants will return for a cupcake-baking contest, where the winning team will receive a trophy topped with, of course, a decorative cupcake.

Serendipities Cupcakes owner Terry Urtel explains to the campers how to prepare the frosting. Rebecca Woodberry, a sophomore advertising and marketing major, enjoys some batter while learning to make red velvet cupcakes.


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Performing arts need time, talent to perfect


uring spring break, I traveled to Toronto. I was fortunate enough to attend a Second City show. Second City is an improv-comedy troupe that has spawned comedy greats like John Candy, Dan Aykrod, Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy and Mike Myers, among many others. I wouldn’t be surprised if anyone I saw on stage that night becomes ridiculously famous. They’re that good. During the performance, the Second City actors had the audience in the palm of their collective hand. The audience howled with laughter and was eager to participate in whatever zany situation the actors created. The actors made the humor look effortless, easy and like anybody could do it. That’s the magic of good comedy. It’s also a terrible lie. Good comedy, like anything, takes practice, diligence and, of course, trial and error. However, whenever something appears to be simple, society tends to devalue these particular skills.

When we think of hard work, we typically think of doctors running around hospitals, sweating as they perform operations or puzzle over diagnoses. We think of lawyers working 18-hour days on a case. We think of scientists working in their labs on intricate experiments. We typically don’t see things that look easy, like dancing, comedy or a painting, as difficult or worthy of a lot of praise. We “ooh” and “ahh” at the thing in front of us, then we promptly attempt to imitate what we’ve seen. If we’re being honest with ourselves, we’re not nearly as good and we’ll acknowledge it. Don’t believe me? Head over to a bar on karaoke night. Hear the next Freddie Mercury? Or Mariah Carey? Yeah. I didn’t think so. The results are similar if you’re at a club. Do you see the reincarnation of Ginger Rogers or Patrick Swayze? And no, I’m not suggesting anyone should have an ’80s style dance-off to prove this. Really. Nobody needs to see that. Even an open-mic night can be painful beyond belief. Watching

rhiannon root someone crash and burn on stage is rarely a cause for celebration. (Unless that person is an awful human being, in which case laugh about it with your friends afterward.) Seeing comedy failure up close is drastically different from watching a bad comedy TV show or movie. Watching the sweat roll off of someone’s face when they’re dying an awful death on stage is infinitely worse. And when we’re honest with ourselves that we’ll probably never be as good as the person in question, many of us cut the skill to shreds. “Oh yeah, well dancing is lame.” “Who cares? It’s only singing, it’s not like it matters.” “Comedy is the lowest form of entertainment, anyway. Why should I want to do it?” It’s this

kind of attitude that leads to high unemployment rates among arts majors and relatively low wages. So why is it some of us just aren’t as good at things which look easy? Well, one part of the answer is some of us just have the right sort of talent. Some of us are songbirds and can sing a beautiful melody which will melt people’s hearts. Others of us couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket, even if it had a fancy lid. The other part of the answer goes back to the 10,000 hour rule. Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Outliers,” goes into a lot of detail about this idea, but here’s what it is in a nutshell: to master any skill, be it singing, dancing, comedy or playing an instrument, you need to spend about 10,000 hours doing it. That’s a little more than 416 days. So here’s why comedians, dancers and performers in general are (probably) better than you: They had the initial gift and they nurtured it like crazy. But the “why it looks easy” part is still puzzling. Here’s my best guess: Those in the performing arts (we’re using the term loosely here)

typically have an older mentor who guides them. And quality mentors usually can give their mentees the most constructive feedback. This way, the mentee’s 10,000 hours are that much more productive. And with skill comes grace and confidence, which makes the performance appear that much better. That’s not to say a person who isn’t naturally gifted or practices like a maniac at a particular skill won’t be any good at all. It means that there will be others who are better at it for these reasons. Nor does that someone with a finely honed talent in any way dim your own shine. Someone else’s ability to make a crowd bust a gut doesn’t mean you’re not funny. They’ve just had more practice. And hey, worst case scenario, we hang out in the audience and laugh our asses off.

Rhiannon Root still wants to run away to join Second City. She realizes this is unrealistic at best. Follow her on Twitter @rhiannonroot and reach her at rhiannonroot@


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Students need a vote on future Union vendors Sometimes, that’s just how the sandwich crumbles. At least that’s the mantra Planet Sub’s Nebraska Union franchise will have to adopt during the coming weeks as it closes at end of the semester for financial reasons. Watching a business close, especially a restaurant, which can come with substantial financial risk, always brings a tinge of empathy. But while it’s sad to see the longtime union tenant go, it’s also an opportunity for on-the-go eating at UNL. The Planet Sub location needs to be filled. While the students of the Union Board and other officials have indicated a second sandwich shop or chicken vendors may be the replacement, we ask, “Why stop there?” There are a host of options to consider beyond the genre of subway sandwiches and fried food. This could be the opportunity for a truly healthy option the union currently lacks and is a proponent of, according to its recent campaign to rename the former Corner Bakery. We could see smoothies, another fastfoodized ethnic eatery or a local restaurant looking to break in. Even if sandwiches and chicken are your thing, the Daily Nebraskan encourages students to, at least, make their voices heard. Don’t let union directors and the Union Board decide upon a new restaurant without student input. Contact information is publicly available for Charlie Frances, director of Nebraska Unions at 472-2181 or Send him your emails about what genre or specific franchise you’d like to see in the Nebraska Union. Planet Sub failed at least in part because it wasn’t seeing the student response necessary to meet costs. If the Union Board and union directors want to avoid a similar outcome in the future, communication with the larger student body is necessary now. And students, it’s your union. Think about what you want to eat.

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‘Pink slime’ remains harmless


ude, it’s beef.” Lean, finely textured beef, or “pink slime,” as you’ve heard about in the media lately, is just that — beef! I highly dislike using the term “pink slime” so I will be referring to it as LFTB from here out. LFTB has been the subject of media scrutiny the past several weeks. Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, there are a few things you need to know. First, LFTB is completely safe for human consumption. Second, LFTB is not a synthetic food. Third, LFTB is not produced from inedible meat. Last week, three governors and two lieutenant governors from Midwestern beef states toured the only Beef Products Inc. plant left in operation. That plant happens to be in South Sioux City, Neb., and is the only one still open because of a lack of demand. Beef Products Inc. is the world’s leading producer of lean beef processed from fresh beef trimmings. BPI Boneless Lean Beef is about 94 percent lean beef and is a vital part of many common foods, from fresh retail ground beef to food service beef patties, hamburgers, cooked meats and processed lunch meats. Many have questioned the safety of this beef product in recent weeks due to media sensationalism. One

melissa keyes myth the media spread is: “Dangerous chemicals are added to boneless lean beef trimmings.” These “dangerous chemicals” are actually just ammonium hydroxide. Ammonium hydroxide is essentially ammonia and water. Both are naturally occurring compounds that have been used since 1974 to make foods safe. The United States Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration approve of ammonium hydroxide. This compound is used in hundreds of thousands of food products today and nearly eliminates the appearance of the deadly bacteria E. Coli O157:H7. Another myth: “Lean finely textured beef is ‘filler’ for ground beef.” Meat fillers actually include cereals, legumes, vegetables, roots and tubers. Should fillers like these are included, the label “ground beef” cannot be used. LFTB is simply small pieces of beef with fat attached. The beef trimmings

become “finely textured” by using high-tech food processing equipment. The trimmings go into a centrifuge and the fat is melted away from the beef. The result is a high-quality beef product and is at least 90 percent lean. LFTB is actually a healthy option, because it is made completely of lean beef. You may be worried about a photo you’ve seen on TV or in the newspapers that shows a strawberry yogurtlike paste. Media outlets have used this photo to describe LFTB when in actuality, it isn’t LFTB at all! It’s actually the substance used to make Chicken McNuggets at McDonald’s. Some words of advice for the future: Don’t let the media make decisions for you. Do some research and make an opinion of your own! The news isn’t always the truth, but if you can back it up with some science, science doesn’t lie. The food supply in America is arguably the safest and most consistent in the world! Trust the farmers, processors, food scientists and food manufacturers to know what they’re doing. They’ve been doing it, and doing it well, for years. And remember, “Dude, it’s beef!”

Melissa Keyes is a junior agricultural journalism major. She blogs at borninabarn-melissa. Reach her at melissakeyes

Hate-crime hysteria inhibits pursuit of justice


ast year, I wrote a column about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex scandal. I claimed the media circus surrounding Strauss-Kahn, and other high-profile cases, stemmed from a misconceived idea of justice, and threatened the presumption of innocence in the United States. In the weeks that followed, I hoped against hope that my words would somehow change the way America reacted to sensational crimes. Nancy Grace would go off the air, news anchors would stop pretending to be judge and jury and citizens would stop taking sides as if criminal trials were baseball games. Obviously, that didn’t happen. Now, the shooting of 17-yearold Trayvon Martin has captured America’s interest – and, predictably, we as a society have reacted in exactly the wrong way. This time around, the problem isn’t just people taking sides in a court case – it’s civilians taking justice into their own hands and polluting the investigation process. Even worse, the public’s eagerness to use racially-charged rhetoric may actually cheapen the seriousness of hate crimes in the United States. On Feb. 26, Martin was walking

home from a 7-Eleven store in Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman, a 33-year-old criminal justice student at Seminole State College, noticed Martin walking and called 911, claiming the young man looked like he was up to no good. When the police arrived, they found Martin dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. Zimmerman admitted to killing Martin, but claimed to have acted in self-defense. The police detained Zimmerman, but did not have sufficient evidence to arrest him. Eventually, he was released. It didn’t take long for this story to become a national sensation, and it’s easy to see why. When Congresswoman Federica Wilson (D-Fla.) tells Congress “I’m tired of burying black boys,” she’s not talking about Delric Waymon Miller IV, a 9-month-old killed by AK-47 fire in a Detroit gang fight last month. When the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton travel to Florida to call for justice, they’re not talking about justice for the 93 percent of black homicide victims in the United States who are killed by other blacks. Martin’s death has captured national attention chiefly, because the image of a white man killing a black man screams “hate crime.” That image has propelled the story to national attention, even though George Zimmerman, by virtue of

ben Kantack his Peruvian mother, is as much Hispanic as he is white. Regardless of Zimmerman’s heritage, a hate crime is a hate crime and should be taken seriously. Racially motivated violence should not be dismissed. But Zimmerman can’t be guilty of a hate crime unless he is guilty of a crime. Police have collected conflicting testimony from witnesses, and a conviction in the case is by no means a slam-dunk. Zimmerman is innocent until proven guilty, and we’ll have to wait through a long investigative process before a trial can be conducted. But why wait, when we can convict Zimmerman of firstdegree murder in the court of public opinion? It’s much more exciting to assume Zimmerman is a racist, vigilante killer on the lam. That way, we can make T-shirts calling him a “pussy ass cracker,” the New Black Panther Party can put a $10,000 bounty

on his head, and Spike Lee can tweet what he thinks is Zimmerman’s address, forcing an elderly couple to flee their home. If we presume Martin was a helpless victim, a Los Angeles musician can cash in on trademarked “Justice for Trayvon” hoodies, and a North Carolina “lingerie lounge” can hold a “We-Like-to-PartyWednesday” in Martin’s honor (Free wings ‘til 10:30!). I’m not defending George Zimmerman. Unlike the aforementioned lingerie lounge, I intend to withhold judgment until the police finish their investigation and the court gives its verdict. If the court determines Zimmerman’s killing of Martin was not justifiable self-defense, I will join the chorus demanding he be punished. But the present hysteria isn’t just an unnecessary distraction for the authorities. If Zimmerman is exonerated, future convictions for hate crimes will become much more difficult. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and countless politicians and celebrities have vociferously attacked Zimmerman and defended Martin. If Zimmerman is convicted, they can pat themselves on the back for guessing correctly. But if Martin is found to be the aggressor, or if the defense can cast enough doubt to acquit Zimmerman, the consequences will be

dire. In the future, Americans will be less ready to call for justice for hate crime victims, fearing they might be duped again. Defense attorneys will be able to belittle legitimate hate crimes as “just another Trayvon Martin incident,” and killers may go free because juries believe their lawyers. By going all-in on the Trayvon Martin case, the media has set itself up for a huge embarrassment. But worse than the shame suffered by the likes of Nancy Grace (assuming she’s capable of that emotion) will be the impact on future hate crime cases if the court rules in Zimmerman’s favor. If that happens, civil rights attorneys like Benjamin Crump (the lawyer for the Martin family) will have to work that much harder to overcome the perception they are crying wolf – even when their clients are in the right. Jumping to conclusions and demanding “Justice for Trayvon” (TM) won’t speed up the justice system, and might even make it harder to procure justice for future victims. That would be a terrible injustice.

Benjamin Kantack is a senior political science and Spanish major. Tweet him at @benjaminkantack and reach him at benjaminkantack@

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Jaime Castellanos, a second-year master’s student in key board performance, plays the harpsichord at Wet Ink! on Wednesday night. “I think they did very well,” said Eric Richards, an assistant professor of composition and jazz at the Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln. “It’s always a challenge for any creative artist to put their work out there.”

(From left) Jen Hickey, a junior performance major; Meghan Modrovsky, a sophomore performance major; and Lauren Huston, a senior performance and communications major, prepare for the opening performance of “Almost, Maine.” Showings of the play run April 4 to April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lab Theatre of the Temple Building.





Student director, cast and crew stage Theatrix production “Almost, Maine,” at the Lab Theater April 4 through 7


ean Grosshans, a junior theater-directing and management major, lived out his directorial debut on April 4 with the Theatrix play “Almost, Maine.” Grosshans has been invested in the play since freshmen year and is eager to see it come to life on stage. “I found out about the script through a directing scene my freshmen year and after the first read through I loved it,” he said. “Ever since then I’ve wanted to do it.” “Almost, Maine” is written by John Cariani and is different from the traditional theatrical production. The play takes place in the town of Almost, Maine, and is composed of nine short plays that give insight into love, friendship and how people deal with relationships.

“No scene really ends,” Grosshans said. “It has a button, but there’s always room for more. It deals with love lost, love found, love falling apart and coming back together and friendship: basically all types of relationships.” Grosshans said the play is different than most because of the literal, but symbolic approach to the concept of love. “It’s a highly metaphorical show,” he said. “They (the characters) literally fall for each other. A woman carries around her broken heart, so it brings it physically to the stage with all the ways to express love. The show touches on everything and stuff that everyone will deal with in their life.” The cast is small, so student actors play several

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From a boy who was touched by a childhood story heard on his grandmother’s farm to the girl who sought to capture the waxing and waning of the harvest, the music composition majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were inspired by a myriad of things this semester. All of this inspiration came to fruition in the Wet Ink! spring 2012 production, which was held Wednesday night in the Westbrook Music Building. The performance featured the talents of undergraduate music composition students at UNL. Run by Eric Richards, an assistant professor of composition and jazz studies, the program is put on every semester and includes compositions for a variety of instrumentations including voice, piano, and others. This semester’s show opened with two pieces by Jason Obermeier, a freshman

music composition major. His first piece was a theme and variation song in which, as he explained, he works to vary the melody in many ways, whether by changing the key, octave or tempo. While this piece was simplistic and offered minimal melodic variation, his second piece, “One But Not Alone,” used the saxophone, giving the song a lilting and smooth sound. “I wrote it just for entertainment,” Obermeier said. “I wanted to add some new instrumentation.” In stark contrast to Obermeier’s saxophone piece, freshman music composition major J.R. Brinkman’s song “When the Wren Sings Again” was based on the heartfelt story of time spent at his grandmother’s farm. As he explained his grandmother’s fascination with the wrens that sat on her fence

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They’ve been around for 78 years, and this is the first time they’ll be stopping at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Sons of the Pioneers, a western music sextet, will be bringing a program of traditional songs the Lied Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., providing a large contrast to Itzhak Perlman’s performance last weekend. “Each season we try to do a really wide variety of performances and genres,” said Matthew Boring, the marketing and sales coordinator for the Lied. “A lot of Nebraskans — a lot of Midwesterners — really identify with country music.” Sons of the Pioneers started as Pioneer Trio in 1933 with three members, including Roy Rogers. As the band grew in popularity, it also grew in numbers. By 1934, the trio had become a quartet and, in a radio performance, the show’s host, Harry Hall, introduced them as the Sons of the Pioneers on air. The name stuck. “We’re the longest running show in popular music history,” said Sons of the Pioneers fiddle player, Ricky Boen. Boen joined the Sons of the Pioneers eight years ago after several years of knowing multiple members in the group. “I became a member to play the fiddle, not for my singing abilities,” Boen joked. In the years since their

For New York University professor Daniel Dawson, deciphering African fine arts is a way to better understand the various African cultures and their influence on American art forms. Dawson will be speaking today at 5:30 p.m. at the Van Brunt Visitor Center as part of the Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium, which was founded by Rhonda Garelick in 2009. Garelick, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor, is the director of IAS and a scholar of performance and literature, among other things. “My mission was to place the performing arts in a deeper, more critical context,” Garelick said. “I also wanted to bring artists to Lincoln who might not otherwise be seen here.” Through IAS, Garelick is able to gather diverse audiences for performances and lectures, including many students and community members. For the lecture portion of IAS, Garelick seeks out various speakers to give in-depth talks about topics relating to the given focus of each IAS season. “I wanted to offer a themebased, coordinated program so there would be continuity and development over the course of several months,” Garelick said. “I choose the themes with an eye toward social relevance.” This year, she chose “Immigration, Migration and Transplantation” as the focus, with the idea in mind that migrants

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founding, the Sons of the Pioneers has gone through 33 members, making changes as needed. The current band includes members from both Missouri and Texas: Trail Boss (Sons of Pioneers vernacular for band leader), guitar player and main vocalist Luther Nallie, Randy Rudd, Ken Lattimore, Gary LeMaster and Mark Abbott. All the men sing, but they split the vocals into two trios, with members of the first trio singing more than members of the second. “We’ve had great members throughout the years,” Boen said. “Every member that’s been with the group has had some little something they’ve left with the group.” The original Sons of the Pioneers wrote more than 3,000 songs, including classics like “Happy Trails,” “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” “Cool Water” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” Since then, they have continued to play the original songs. “We have to do those tunes

if you go Sons of Pioneers when: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. where: Lied Center for Performing Arts how much: $24 (public), $12 (students) because those are what made the group most recognizable,” Boen said. However, Boen said they continue to write songs, as well as add their personal touches to songs already in the group’s extensive repertoire. As the group has been around for close to eight decades, it provides each of its audiences with more than classic songs; it brings a history lesson, as well. Boen explains the Sons of the Pioneers is part of American

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go to a new location, carrying their culture with them and begin to merge their own artistic traditions with those of the new area. IAS tends to dissolve the usual barrier between the listeners and the performer or speaker, she said. The subjects covered and the interactive nature of the events allow audience members to be as involved as the person on stage. Dawson, who is the director of education at the Museum for African Art in New York City, has also worked as a photographer, filmmaker, curator and arts administrator. His presentation will focus on the influence of African-based music and dance on American culture.

“People see it as wonderful national music, but they don’t realize it’s coming from somewhere specific and I want to celebrate that it does,” Dawson said. Though the African migration was forced, it changed the face of America, Dawson said. Since the cultural contributions of slaves and their decedents are rarely talked about, he enjoys sharing his knowledge of African art with those who are uninformed. “I want to reveal the African impact,” Dawson said. “It’s something people need to explore, understand and research, but it’s also fun.”

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katie nelson I have a radio show on KRNU on Sunday nights. As you may expect from a fine arts columnist, it’s a Broadway show. We play showtunes and have a loyal audience of about three listeners. We divvy out our time on “Showtune Sundays” between playing music, obviously, and talking about upcoming theater performances in Lincoln, naming our “Show of the Week” and relaying news on Broadway and London’s West End. This Sunday, somewhere between learning Raven-Symone has made her Broadway debut and learning “Love Never Dies” (the “Phantom of the Opera” sequel) has closed, I came across an article about “Tweet Seats” and now, “Kindle Night.” The article announced that “Godspell’s” success with “Tweet Seats” during a February show is prompting them to hold “Kindle Night” later this month. What is a “Tweet Seat”? Basically, the theater sectioned off a number of seats in which viewers are not required to shut off their cell phones. In fact, they are allowed to use them to

Facebook, text message, tweet, check the weather — whatever they consider more intriguing than a Broadway production. Think of the difference between smoking and nonsmoking seats in a restaurant. “Kindle Seats” presented a similar opportunity: People sitting in a specific section of the theater are welcome to bring their Kindles to whip out and read whenever they are bored by whatever should be entertaining them on stage. As an avid theater-goer and theater enthusiast, I first went into shock while reading this. Then I was furious. Not only was this a sign of depreciation in the theater, but it was also a sign of the nose-dive etiquette has taken in our society. And then I read the article again. This time I caught the note at the end of the article wishing me a happy April Fools’ Day. OK, so “Godspell’s” producer is not actually allowing this to happen. And as my emotional outburst would prove, I’m a bit of a fool. However, the joke article did make a point. It said it was trying to expand its audience to those who can’t live without their phones, even if they are watching what is intended to be a spellbinding performance. Every time I go

to a show, be it in a live theater or a movie theater, I see people texting. Seriously? Any performance is going to run an average of two hours, tops. Two hours is not that long. What is so important that you feel the need to send a text or update your status or tweet in that time period? My point is, theaters should not feel inclined to make that joke; that’s a very bad sign. For audiences, it’s the priciest text message, tweet or status update you’ll send, because tickets to those things aren’t cheap. In addition, it is a hell of a distraction for all involved in the production. Sure, the light from your phone might not make an actor trip, fall and break their leg (ironic, right?) but instead, it sends a message to them. It says you don’t think the hours of work everyone has put into that performance’s — lights, sounds, costumes, makeup, acting, directing, etc. — is important enough for your attention. It proves our society is addicted to technology and, bottom line, it’s rude. So don’t do it. Be courteous to those who are on stage and pay attention to their work. I promise a night at the theater is not the end of the world. Who knows, you might like it. And if you don’t, I hope you don’t find respect elusive. Katie nelson is a sophomore broadcast journalism major. reach her at katienelson@

maine: from 5 different characters throughout the show. Two characters, Pete (Shade Ingraham) and Ginette (Kayla Klammer), are the only constant figures who appear in the beginning, middle and end of the play. It was important for Grosshans to show the separation from these two characters to the rest of the narratives within “Almost, Maine.” “I had original music composed by Nick Dahlquist,” Grosshans said. “He wrote an Almost, Maine theme and a Pete and Ginette theme. I wanted to keep them separate because I repeat actors, so I wanted them distinguishable from the rest of the show.” Grosshans is very proud of the music used throughout the entire show, which includes tracks from Lincoln musicians in the pre-show, intermission and post-show. “I’m trying to get my friends’ music exposed,” he said.

Billy Jones, a senior acting major, performs in three of the small plays in “Almost, Maine” and enjoys the differences with each character. “Don’t get me wrong, it’s challenging,” Jones said. “But the characters are contemporary, which is easier to relate to. There aren’t heavy accents or language to worry about, but they (each character) are different.” Jones struggles to pick a favorite character because they’re all so different from one another. “I feel like these characters are like my children and I can’t pick one,” he said. “However, I’ll say that Jimmy is the closest to me in personality, so I really enjoy playing him.” Once the lights go down, the audience will have to judge characters via their own perspectives and Grosshans said he wants the audience “to be immersed in the feeling of

if you go “Almost, Maine” when: Wednesday Saturday, 7:30 p.m. where: Lab Theatre, Temple Building how much: $6 at the door or online a mythical and magical place, somewhere separate from the outside world.” Even though preparation for the production has been all-encompassing for the cast and crew, Grosshans and Jones want to live in the moment and enjoy the rest of the week. The end will come soon enough. “I think the most challenging thing with the show, is letting it go,” Jones said. “I love seeing the show being played out and the characters. That will be hard to let go.” laurenblunk@

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No Coast Derby Girls member Suzi Schofield, aka Gracie Slick, tries to get a better position on her Roadies opponent during a bout on March 10. While making a passing move later in the match, Schofield tripped up on her skates and broke her right arm.

Roller derby girls find empowerment, respect

(Roadies vs. Warriors), Schothe pack a second time. field tried jamming for the first Each game has two 30-mindaily nebraskan ute periods and each period time. While coming through In a society full of miniskirts, is broken into two-minute the pack, she was pushed desperate housewives and jams. However, if a jammer from behind and fell quickly to negative female stereotypes, navigates the first pass without the ground. When she tried to a handful of Lincoln women any penalties, she is “leading catch herself, all the pressure are looking for empowerment the jam” and may call off the from the fall was exacted on in a very specific way via ag- jam before two minutes have her forearm, breaking the right gression and athletics. Roller elapsed. During competition, humerus bone in four places. derby skaters participate in a it’s important to have this powSchofield is currently waitsport that calls for strength and er as lead jammer. ing to determine whether or endurance, and it has created “You can keep having your not she will need surgery. But a haven for tenacious female jammer lap and rack up points she doesn’t plan to be away athletes throughout the world. and eliminate the other jam- from the sport long. The No Coast Derby Girls mer from being able to score “I think that the mindset of roller derby league was found- by ending the period,” Tarnick a lot of girls that play derby is ed in July 2005. A group of Lin- said. that we’re all strong women,” coln bartenders and waitresses Team members go by fake Schofield said. “It’s become were inspired after seeing a names as a throwback to the such a huge part of my life, roller derby bout during a trip original style of roller derby. when I leave it should be on to Austin, Texas. Schofield skates under the my own terms.” “They came back to Lin- pseudonym “Gracie Slick” and Despite the ever-present coln and were like, ‘I think we fellow teammate Megan Har- threat of injury, the No Coast could do this,’” said Andrea rington is known as “Flash girls are focused on the curTarnick, founder of No Coast. Gloria.” rent season, which started in “Just by word of mouth, they While Lincoln fans often rec- February. started to recruit interested ognize individual skaters, few This year is important for girls who would want to skate. receive national attention. Har- No Coast, as they will host the It kind of snowballed into rington, however, was named regional’s tournament in Octowhat it is now.” ber. The top 10 the South With about 30 girls on the Central Reteams from the We’re just roster, it was necessary to split gional’s MVP South Central women in your the team into different skill lev- in 2010. Rieregion will atels. The Mad Maxines is com- dell Skates tend. Schofield community. We prised of the top 12 skaters. then offered the tournaweren’t recruited. said Lower-level or beginning skat- Harrington a ment is great We’re everyday ers make up the Road War- sponsorship for downtown riors, which often splits into and recently business, and it people. We’re two teams to scrimmage as an renewed this gives No Coast teachers, we’re opening show for larger bouts. sponsorship national attenmoms, we’re “I love getting to play with in 2012. Rietion. all the new girls that come in,” dell sponsors Those hoping office assistants. said team member Suzi Scho- only to learn more eight field. “They have such excite- skaters in the about the sport andrea tarnick may ment for the team and excite- world. attend founder of no coast ment for the sport.” regular season “That was It’s an enthusiasm that is evi- a huge honbouts at the dent in both players and fans. or,” Harrington said. “I get to Pershing Center. Shows typiTarnick attributed the interest represent No Coast even more cally begin at 7 p.m. and doors to roller derby being a rela- in a national spotlight.” open at 6. General admission tively new sport. It’s one of the Adding to its uniqueness, is $11 and track-side seating is fastest growing sports in the there are few women’s sports $13. Kids ages 12 and under world, Tarnick said, empha- with as much inherent physi- are free. sizing the uniqueness of roller cal contact as roller derby, Tarnick said bouts provide derby. It is also inexpensive to according to Harrington. You fast, physical and intense enplay, making it accessible to have to be able to trust your tertainment for the whole fammany different individuals. teammates and you can’t be ily, but team members also The game is played with afraid to lay contact on them serve as role models for young four blockers and one jammer during practice, she said. children. Audience members on each team. A pack, which “With any contact sport, are encouraged to mingle with plays offense and defense at your team becomes such an No Coast girls, ask questions the same time, is made up of intricate thing,” Schofield said. and get autographs. four blockers from each team. “You’re trying to protect each “We’re just women in your The pack is released when other from other people trying community,” Tarnick said, “We the first whistle is blown, and to harm your teammates. You weren’t recruited. We’re everythe jammer is released after a become really close; it’s a spe- day people. We’re teachers, second whistle. Marked with cial bond.” we’re moms, we’re office asa star on her helmet, the jamHowever, Schofield recently sistants.” mer’s job is to fight through the learned there are only so many The No Coast Derby Girls pack and score points. These things teammates can do to will face the Kansas City Roller points can only be accrued af- protect you. Warriors Friday at 6 p.m. at the ter the jammer comes through During a scrimmage bout Pershing Center. The next evening, they take on the Montreal Roller Derby team. Even with regular season competition ramping up and No Coast garnering a regular fan base from when they started, the team still hears it said that roller derby is not a serious sport. According to Schofield, some people think it’s a theatrical act, with scant24pks wm................. ily clad women pretending to 1.75L...................... hurt each other, she said. 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sons: from 5 history and heritage. Saturday’s audience members can expect a fairly straightforward show. Boen promises humor but, most of all, the group tries to stay true to its original songs. After the show, the Sons of the Pioneers will visit with audience members “until everybody’s done.”

“One of the biggest compliments we can get is, ‘Man you sound just like the other guys (previous members of the band),’” he said. “We’re all originals, we’re just the newer versions.” Boring said the Lied Center expects 1200 people to attend, but there are still open seats. Tickets, as

always, will be half-price for students. “One of the reasons we’re really excited is; they’re the original cowboy, country group,” Boring said. While many members of the audience may have grown up with these songs, Boen encourages students to give the show a try.

“Young people today have never been exposed to this kind of music, so therefore, they don’t know whether they like it or not,” he said. “I know when my kids were exposed to this, they were like, ‘Wow, this is fun music.’”

audience knows the roots of certain styles. During his lecture, he will analyze art forms in America that originated in Africa, such as Tango dancing. “The fact that (African) contributions have been overlooked is problematic, because they have truly enriched the Americas,” Dawson said.

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The promotional artwork for “My Generation: A Cabaret” features a bandaged heart. The image is appropriate, not only because its characters learn to love again, but the show has been a labor of love by its cast and crew. Jared Dailey, a senior business administration major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is directing the production. The project started as an assignment in a leadership and organization class in the business school. Their professor gave the students an opportunity to create and carry out a service project, learning about giving back to the community. After performing in various shows at the Playhouse over the past four years, including “Hairspray” and “Rent,” Dailey saw this as an opportunity to say “thank you” to the theater. Dailey also looked to his history at the Playhouse for cast and crew. “I decided to get people I worked with in the past,” Dailey said, “(including) some of the best singers from the past shows as well as production people and musicians.” The show, “My Generation: A Cabaret,” borrows its structure from traditional cabaret. It’s styled like an entertainment variety show. However, unlike most cabarets, this one has a loose story line. Even though the music skews toward modern songs, it still covers different generations of music, which is where the story line comes from. All of the actors connect in some way through the pieces as three separate generations find love after loss. Dailey searched for recognizable songs from Broadway musicals, particularly show openers. “(They are) really big songs that everyone would enjoy,” Dailey said. “My Generation” includes more than 25 songs from more than ten different musicals. The music begins with “Godspell,” which debuted in 1971, and spans to the present day. The show even includes pieces from the Broadway version of “Once,” which just opened in March. Songs from “In the Heights,” “Wicked,” “Rent” and “Tick Tick ... Boom!” are also featured. Tickets are five dollars each, and all proceeds will go straight to the playhouse. Trying to maximize the funds the Playhouse would receive, Dailey kept the production as low cost as possible. “It’s a complete benefit show; every single thing that we do is donated,” Dailey said. “Nothing cost us a penny. All the actors are donating their time and talents.” Unfortunately, not everything could be done for free. Song royalties had to be licensed. To recoup some of those costs, either a raffle or silent auction

if you go “My Generation: A Cabaret” When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St. How much: $5

will be held the night of the show for meals at Spaghetti Works. Also, PJ’s Baby Cakes will provide concessions with proceeds going to the Playhouse. Ten cast members, four crew and seven students from Dailey’s business class are involved with the production. The cast includes Tyler Hale, Amelia Barrett, Ariel Talacko, Ashly Voelz, Rachael Washington, Hilda Garcia, Dani Bruns, Rosie Hatton, Greg Ward and Aaron Ellis. Jan Malone will play the piano. Despite all effort that’s involved with research, rehearsal and directing, Dailey said it’s all worth doing because of the crew’s inspiring unselfishness. “Every step has been so great because people have been willing to donate their talent and skills,” Dailey said. “Having all that is what makes this show so special; the generosity from their hearts.” tomhelberg@

Much of Dawson’s interest in the topic comes from teaching courses about African culture in the Americas. “As an instructor, it’s always incredible research I have to do, but my classes really enjoy the live music performances I bring in,” Dawson said. “I enjoy learning from (performers) as much as my students do.” According to Dawson, art

should be inspirational to people and give their lives value, especially music. “Enjoy the music in front of you,” he said. “Music can be transformative and help you appreciate the culture you live in and the people you’re around, making life vibrant.” With the effects art can have on viewers and listeners, Dawson said it’s important that the

WET INK!: from 5 post, he added, “That story stuck with me, so I wrote a poem about it and set it to music.” Partnered with Emily Solo, a junior vocal performance major at UNL, the traditional folk song was the only vocal music piece performed on Wednesday evening. Throughout the rest of the program, a wide range of instruments made an appearance, including a harpsichord piece composed by Matthew Holman, a second year DMA student in music composition; a snare drum/cello duet composed by Mark Nickel, a junior music composition student; and a piece by sophomore music composition student Rachel Whelan titled “Florn.” “Florn,” played as a French horn and flute duet, was named “not just for the (tangible) instrumentation of the piece,” Whelan explained, but because the instruments are so naturally compatible. One of the night’s most sentimental moments was the performance of “Quietus Quelled,” a number composed by senior music composition major Keygan Boesiger, whose father, Kevin, performed the song as a favor to his son. The title, which

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translates to “death conquered,” is a reflection of the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, as Boesiger explained prior to his performance. The show received glowing reviews at the small reception held in the classroom next door to the performance hall after the concert. “I like how we have a program where students can expose their work to those who haven’t heard it before,” said Deanna Pina, a freshman music education major. Ali Britzman, a sophomore finance major at UNL, agreed. “It’s cool to see UNL’s talents showcased here on campus for free,” she said. “It’s important that UNL students are aware of these things.” adrienneanderson@

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Looking for 1 or 2 Female roommates to share newer 4 bedroom 2 bathroom duplex. Close to city campus and east campus right along bus route. Rent is $287.50a month per person plus affordable electric and internet. Available April 1st. E-mail if you are interested. Looking for 1-2 roommates for a duplex just north of 14th and Superior. No preferences to gender, 5 bedroom 3 bath, needing someone to move in late April to finish out the lease-possibly renewing after the summer. Rent is cheap at $255 a month, need first month’s up front. Bills are electric, water, trash, gas and internet- altogether with rent it totals just a bit over $300. Email or call (402) 805-7628 if you have any questions or want to check it out!

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Big ten homeroom 1. Purdue (20-5 overall, 4-2 Big Ten Conference) at Northwestern this weekend The Boilermakers just seem to be the toast of the conference right now, sitting three games ahead of Michigan State and Nebraska in terms of pure won-loss record. Nationally ranked and led by pitching dynamo Blake Mascarello (5-1, 2.73 ERA), if the Boilermakers don’t get the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, the conference is getting at least two teams in. file photo by bethany schmidt | daily nebraskan

Sophomore Eric Sock led the Huskers to a victory in the No. 3 doubles match en route to a 6-1 win against Iowa Wednesday. remaining match to Iowa’s Jonas Dierckx, but the match had long since been settled for NU. Sock said the match wasn’t as close as the scorecard may indicate though. Sitting out singles play, he watched from the sideline as Iowa took two of his teammates into the third set. “It makes you a little bit anxious, but at the same time you’re confident in your team,” Sock said. “Some things weren’t going Bene

marrow: from 10 “We’ve been doing a lot of experimenting seeing what’s gonna work and what’s not gonna work,” Zimmerer said. “Spring is the time to do that. We’re running a lot of different things whether it’s triple option or a lot of other things we ran last year. We’re trying to perfect everything.” Marrow wasn’t a fullback originally. In fact, sometimes when the I-backs are a little tired, he’ll move to their territory for a play or two, Green said. But when the transfer from Eastern Michigan is lead blocking for Green, he knows there will be at least one defender he won’t have to worry about. That’s because Marrow put the defender in the dirt. “He’s just like a rockhead,” Green said. “He just runs and he just knocks a person out. Mike’s physical and he’s fast for his size. He can play tailback when you ask him to. Mike brings a lot to the table.” According to Zimmerer, Marrow is getting better at playing fullback with every practice. “He brings a real hardnose type of game, and he really likes to go whack people,” Zimmerer said. “He’s picking up the position. He’s been working on footwork and meshing with the quarterbacks and stuff, but he definitely brings a big punch when he goes and hits people.” The final competitor for the position is Stoddard, a converted linebacker who brings his knowledge of the Husker defense with him. “When we’re in the film room looking at stuff he says our defense plans on doing this or our defense usually does this when we’re lined up a certain way so it’s been kind of helpful for us to coach ourselves in the film room,” Zimmerer said. And even though the Lincoln native has yet to master NU’s offense, he is still a reliable blocker, Green said. But no matter how much the competition heats up, the Huskers fighting to line up in front of Green, Rex Burkhead and Ameer Abdullah next season won’t forget their role on the field. It’s the kind of attitude that got Legate four touchdowns in a role-playing position. And it’s the kind of attitude Zimmerer and the rest of the Huskers know by heart. “Everybody wants the touchdowns and stuff, but I know my main job is blocking so I focus on that,” Zimmerer said. Robbykorth@


(Lindheim) and Robby’s (Schulze) way because their guys were making good plays.” He said his teammates showed good resolve by overcoming adversity in rough conditions. “It was a good comeback by Bene (Lindheim),” Sock said. “Robby was playing a little higher than he usually does too. The guy he played was super tall with a big serve. It was a good win for him to pull it out.”

Considering the comefrom-behind point from Lindheim, the suspenseful double point and quick sets, Gollner called Wednesday’s match a complete one. “We played much better than in previous matches, especially in doubles,” Gollner said. “We haven’t played this well in previous matches ... we’ve had one or two guys that didn’t play so well, but everyone played good today. There was a difference.” grantmuessel@

catching on: from 10 tweaking. “I’m trying to improve in every little area,” Enunwa said. “When I go out there, there’s always one thing I’m trying to improve.” Specifically, Bell said he wants to better his physicality and become a better run blocker on the perimeter. Enunwa said he is working on coming back to the quarterback on his routes. Those things being said, the Huskers’ group of receivers is loaded with a set of differentiated skills – one in particular being the speed featured between Bell and Turner. “Talented, so much speed. Oh my gosh. There’s speed ya’ll don’t even know about,” Turner said. “We have a lot of speed, and a lot of big guys, too.” Beyond physical talents, the NU wideouts also boast the intangibles to become a more elite group. “Dedication and hard work. It’s the same thing whether it’s football, school or anything you do,” Bell said.

Enunwa said that mindset is propelling him and the other receivers to improve. “I think you always want to push yourself every year,” he said. “You always want to be better than you were last year.” And perhaps most importantly, the relationships and the dynamic among Marlowe, Enunwa, Bell and Turner have strengthened also. “Quincy and I are roommates, and Timmy’s taught us almost everything we know about this offense,” Bell said. “The relationship is there, and it’s very strong.” For the corps of Nebraska wide receivers, everything comes back to two qualities that Bell and Enunwa each identified as strengths of the group as a whole. “Speed and physicality,” Bell said. Those make a deadly combination. “That’s what we’re hoping for,” Enunwa said. zachtegler@

gymnastics: from 10 for me to be,” Baier said. “All I have to do is go out and do what I do in practice.” Robinson is confident Baier will perform well. “He’s been doing pretty good. He doesn’t always compete in meets but in practice he’s been pretty consistent so we think he’s going handle it well,” Robinson said. “This is a good chance for him to show himself on the big stage and not just a regular home meet, so he’s kind of getting thrown into the fire here but that’s kind of a good test for someone.”


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The team will get a chance to practice in the arena before their first competition Friday. Team competitions are taking place Friday, and individual competition will be Saturday. “We had a week off so we’re rested, it should be a good meet,” Baier said. “We’re definitely ready for this.” michelleodonnell@

2. Nebraska (20-11, 3-3) vs Iowa Statistically, these Huskers are tops. They’re the best run scorers in the league, the best defensive team, and they rate a respectable fourth in team ERA. Losing back-to-back games to Northwestern does raise some questions, however. Answering with a big series against the Hawkeyes would be best for coach Darin Erstad and company.

have won 13 of 15, including a series win over Ohio State, and have won seven of eight home games. If MSU can sweep Michigan, it should be in first place by Monday. 5. Illinois (15-11, 1-2) vs Indiana Dropping two games at Nebraska isn’t a terrible thing, though the Illini needs to avoid losses to teams like Bradley, who beat them 6-3 on Tuesday. The Illini may be a sleeper team — it is 15-11 despite playing only three games at home. With some serious home cooking coming, the Illini may be able to move up the standings quickly. 6. Ohio State (14-12, 2-4) vs Minnesota The Buckeyes have the toughest Big Ten schedule early on, as it has had to face Purdue and Michigan State already, with Minnesota and Nebraska next up. If OSU can go 3-3 in its next six Big Ten games, a soft schedule down the stretch (OSU finishes with Penn State, Northwestern and Indiana) could lead to a late-season surge toward a decent seed in the conference tournament.

that big of an accomplishment. But, for now, it gets you a tie for second place in the conference. The Hoosiers’ schedule is about to get much tougher, with Michigan State heading to Bloomington after IU returns from Illinois. Don’t expect a long second-place stay from the Hoosiers. 9. Iowa (11-14, 3-3) at Nebraska The Hawkeyes have had some bad losses, as Nebraska-Omaha, Army and Georgetown have all taken them down. Plus, it is only .500 in conference play after hosting Northwestern and traveling to Indiana — not exactly murderers row. Iowa needs a series win this weekend as badly as anyone.

10. Northwestern (10-15, 3-3) vs Purdue The Wildcats have to be happy taking two of three from Nebraska last weekend, and somewhat less happy at the prospect of attempting the feat against Purdue this week. The Wildcats lead the league in 3. Minnesota (17-13, strikeouts per nine innings 3-0) at Ohio State and it needs to — its atroDon’t look now, but the cious .959 fielding percentGophers are in first place. age (ahead of only Indiana) Granted, that was earned makes any ball in play an by one sweep of Michigan 7. Michigan (12-16, 0-3) adventure for their defense. at home, but UM is one of at Michigan State just four conference teams The Wolverines had a tough 11. Penn State (9-18, with 17 wins and starter weekend, getting swept by 2-4) vs Canisus (Big T.J. Oakes (5-1, 1.33 ERA) Minnesota to start Big Ten Ten bye week) looks like the Big Ten Cy play. But each game was Perhaps the biggest shock Young right now. Of course, competitive, as is always of Big Ten play this year the team has only played the case with the Wolverwas the lowly Nittany Lions three games outside of the ines. The Wolverines need thrashing Purdue 16-6 in Metrodome all year — and to get some more hits (10th West Lafayette Sunday, lost two — meaning the Go- in team batting average) and showing that in baseball, phers’ current eight-game grind out close games (it anything can happen. winning streak could just be has lost nine by three runs Statistically, there just isn’t a product of the run-stifling or fewer) to avoid another much PSU does well (last in Metrodome. lost series. runs scored, next to last in runs allowed) but the team 4. Michigan State (17- 8. Indiana (12-16, 4-2) is on a bit of an upswing (for 8, 2-1) vs Michigan at Illinois them) winning six of its last The preseason favorites Going 4-2 against Penn 10 after a 3-14 start. are looking like a better bet State and Iowa just isn’t —Compiled By Sean Whalen day by day. The Spartans

PRACTICE NOTES FOOTBALL Spencer Long Spencer Long is looking to have an even better season than he had a year ago, assistant coach John Garrison said after Wednesday’s practice. Long received all-conference honors in 2011, but Garrison said he isn’t stopping at that. “There’s been no let off (with Spencer), I wouldn’t let him do it in the offseason,” Garrison said. “As soon as he won that award I said, ‘no sophomore slumps, this is your second year of really getting after it, we aren’t going to do that.’” The younger Husker linemen are improving through the leadership of Long as well, Garrison said. He said sophomore Mike Moudy and redshirt freshman Ryne Reeves were benefitting especially from Long. “Spencer Long is another one of those lead-by-example guys,” Garrison said. “Those other guys can see from him, that’s what they

are supposed to do right there. It’s nice that I don’t have to be out there to show them how to do it, he’s out there showing them.” P.J. Smith Daimion Stafford is a player; at least teammate P.J. Smith said he is. “The kid’s amazing,” Smith said. “He’s a ball hawk, a hitter, he’s fast, he’s quick, he’s smart. He’s got good instincts, a good football IQ.” Both players are taking the majority of the reps with the first team defense in practice. Stafford was one of the team leaders in tackles last season while Smith rotated in at safety. The teammates have been developing chemistry since the end of last season, Smith said. “Last year after the bowl game when we lost, it was out on the bus we were sitting there talking and we were like, we can’t wait

until next year. The game was behind us so why care?” Sean Fisher The defense is adjusting to new defensive coordinator Jon Papuchis’ style of coaching. Senior linebacker Sean Fisher said Papuchis isn’t much different from former coordinator Carl Pelini. “It’s been a good experience so far,” Fisher said. “Obviously, JP has been around here. He knows the schemes inside and out just like any other coach here, so I don’t think there is any difference between going from coach Carl to JP.” There is only one difference between the two coaches, according to Fisher. “Coach JP takes kind of a analytical approach, which I can appreciate because I’m a school guy,” Fisher said. —Compiled by Andrew Ward


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Fullback trio vies for larger role in 2012 Robby Korth Daily Nebraskan

The fullback position is far from a glamorous one. Nebraska football’s last fullback, Tyler Legate, had e i g h t c a r ries and eight receptions in three seasons as NU’s starting fullback. B u t marrow eight of those carries and half of the recept i o n s came in the 2011 season, T i m Beck’s stoddard first seas o n as offensive coordinator with the Huskers. So the position is sure to be zimmerer critical in NU’s offense next season, and having a good fullback will be an important part of the Huskers’ offense next season, according to I-back Aaron Green. “It’s very, very valuable,” Green said. “Because we’re one of the few offenses that still uses a fullback. Last year

we had Tyler Legate and he was really good, so we’re just trying to find some guy to fill in his spot and keep this fullback tradition alive at Nebraska.” At least a few young men are looking to replace Legate at the fullback position, the leading candidates being: Mike Marrow, Graham Stoddard and C.J. Zimmerer. “It’s been a tight battle,” Beck said. “One day you see C.J. do some really good things up front and then the next day you see Mike and Graham have been doing a bang up job for us getting a ton of reps running sometimes with those twos and threes. “I’ve been pleased with how those guys have been looking.” As spring develops, each of the fullbacks has done a good job of improving, and the battle for the position is starting to get crowded. “It’s been interesting to see how guys develop the other parts of their games and get to the top of that ladder,” Zimmerer said. Zimmerer brings the most experience to the team. The junior spent last season as Legate’s backup and is the only player competing for the starting job who’s played the position before. But that really doesn’t give him a leg up, he said. Each player is fighting for a role on the team, and each player is fighting hard. Part of the fullback’s workload includes their role in the triple option, a set Nebraska showed last season.

MARROW: see page 9

men’s tennis

Doubles play leads Huskers against Iowa Grant Muessel Daily Nebraskan

Nebraska chalked up another win over rival Iowa on Wednesday when the Husker men’s tennis team defeated the Hawkeyes 6-1 in Iowa City. NU jumped out to an early lead when it clinched the doubles point with wins on court No. 1 featuring senior co-captains Christopher Aumueller and Benedikt Lindheim and the No. 3 court featuring sophomore Eric Sock and freshman Stefan Gollner. The Huskers No. 2 court fell to Iowa however, leaving the doubles point up to Gollner and Sock. Playing outdoors for the first time in a conference match, the Huskers had to adjust. “It turned out to be a little bit closer match than we wanted to,” Sock said. “The match itself was pretty tricky because of the conditions.” Sock said the Huskers were able to get a feel for the outdoor court condition relatively quickly during the doubles point, but it may have given the Hawkeyes an advantage early on in the match. “The wind kind of gives weaker opponents more of a chance,” Sock said. “It’s

kind of an equalizer. We got up a break at the end though and had a great service team. We were able to serve it out and hold the match.” After the doubles victory, the Huskers quickly made it to a match-winning four points with straight-set singles wins by Aumueller, Gollner and sophomore Tom Blackwell. The Huskers went on to clinch the match without giving up a point until the final singles match, which was irrelevant to the outcome. The Huskers entered the match with confidence considering Iowa’s one-win record, but for Gollner, records only serve as a distraction. “I didn’t know about the record,” Gollner said. “I really don’t care about it because every team can beat any team. That’s nothing new for me.” Lindheim and sophomore Robert Schulze extended the victory however, tacking on the Huskers’ fifth and sixth points. Iowa’s lone point came on the No. 3 court when NU junior Andre Stenger lost the only

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Junior receiver Quincy Enunwa and the speedy NU receiver corps look to make a splash in 2012.

Catching Quartet of Receivers Hope to build upon 2011 season during spring practices


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hey looked like a deadly combination. Nebraska wide receivers Tim Marlowe, Quincy Enunwa and Kenny Bell were some of the last Huskers off the practice field Wednesday evening, having completed a set of sprints to round out their training for the day. “Those poor guys come out, and they’re running non-stop from the time they hit the field with their tempos,” offensive coordinator Tim Beck said. “Obviously they get a little tired toward the end, but they’ve been good. They’re battling through, they’re tough guys.” All part of getting faster, stronger and better — something that, this year, will be aided by last year’s experience for the NU receiving corps. Nebraska’s top four returning wideouts (senior Marlowe, junior Enunwa

and sophomores Bell and Jamal Turner) combined for one 10-yard reception prior to the 2011 season. During the 2011 campaign, though, the four racked up 1,110 yards and six touchdowns on 80 catches. “Playing time is valuable,” Bell said. “Anytime you can get some playing time in anything, it gives you the experience and keeps you nice and calm for big games.” Bell, the Huskers’ leading receiver in 2011, with 461 yards and three touchdowns, and Enunwa, who gained 293 yards and two touchdowns on the year, provide Nebraska with a one-two punch of explosiveness and strength. Enunwa said the experience he garnered in the 2011 campaign has increased his readiness entering his third season. “It gives you a lot of confidence coming into the next season. You just

get that feel of being out on the field and knowing what to do,” he said. “You have more confidence when you’re running up the plays, and you know when you’re out there that you’re going to be able to make the plays that you made during the season.” Even though NU’s receivers are riding high on a wave of newly attained experience into 2012, they view their role within the team as equal to that of other units. “The part is the same as every other unit on the team whether it’s quarterbacks, fullbacks, offensive line. We all play a role in the team, and that team is working hard to go get victories,” Bell said. “We’re just one part of a whole. I’d say there’s no real one guy or one unit, part of the team that’s more important than any other.” In addition, there are always facets of their performances that need

catching on: see page 9

Big Ten title on the line for NU Michelle O’Donnell Daily Nebraskan

The pressure is on for the No. 9 Huskers who are headed to Iowa this weekend for their first Big Ten Championships. Two weeks after the women’s team took first place at the Big Ten Championships, the men are looking to do the same at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Friday. The Huskers have been practicing and cleaning up routines for the past two weeks, but were forced to make a change in the lineup one week before the championship. “Mark (Ringle) got hurt at the end of last week so I found out I was going to be competing floor,” junior Wyatt Baier said. “I’ve been doing floor all season, practicing in case something happens.” Baier has only competed on floor once this season and twice last season, but he’s ready to step up and improve his floor scores from the beginning of the year. “I did floor once this year, but that was at the very beginning of the season,” Baier said. “It didn’t go very well, it was a pretty big meet. That was actually at the same place in Iowa, so this time gives me

a second chance to prove what I can do.” Competing at the CarverHawkeye Arena earlier in the season provided the Huskers with a sneak peak of the arena before the Big Ten Championship in April. “I think it helps because they actually hosted their meet in the arena we are going to compete in; normally they have their meets in a different gym,” assistant coach John Robinson said. “That was good because you’re just more familiar with the equipment and lighting — lighting actually makes a big difference in gymnastics.” NU has had two weeks off to prepare for the big meet, using the time off to rest and refocus on the areas they need to work on. “The season wears on your body big time, so it kind of gives the guys who need a rest a chance to rest and the guys who need to clean up to clean up their gymnastics,” Robinson said. “It gives us a chance to replan and refocus on what we need to do for the championships.” Baier has been using this last week to work on his floor routine, a routine he’s been practicing throughout the year but will compete for the

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After an injury to sophomore Mark Ringle, junior Wyatt Baier will fill in for NU in the Big Ten Championships. second time this Friday. “I’m a little nervous about it but there’s really no reason

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