WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 volume 112, issue 139
Observe & rapport
Student comic hits home with stand-up routine
Nebraska baseball shocked No. 10 Arkansas by sweeping the Razorbacks in two games Tuesday at Haymarket Park. In game one, three Husker pitchers--Kyle Kubat, Tyler Niederklein, Dylan Vogt-pitched a no-hitter, the first since 1993 for the Huskers.
LETTERS FROM WILLA
The Union deserves a revamp Proposed revamp will boost UNL recruitment
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preciated before working on this.” Jewell said the strength and confidence he noticed in Cather’s personality has, after “having her around” for so long, enriched and strengthened his own personality.
The Nebraska Union of the future could include a suspended multistory coffee shop. This idea, along with other renovation concepts for the union, were presented during a redesign forum in the Nebraska Union Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The plans were developed and presented by Workshop Architects, an architecture firm based in Milwaukee. Representatives of the firm visited campus twice to collect data before developing the three concepts. Jan Van Den Kieboom, principal architect for Workshop, said the firm wants to capture the legacy of the university and the strong spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship on campus. “We’re talking about completely shuffling the deck,” Van Den Kieboom said. “In the future, nothing will be where it is now.” One of Workshop’s goals is to make the union a comfortable, inclusive and inviting place where students want to spend all day, he said. “Right now, students come to access services, then leave,” Van Den Kieboom said. In the UNL Campus Master Plan, the union serves as a front door to the university, he said. “The vision is that this building will become a main transportation hub between City and East campus,” Van Den Kieboom said. The first renovation concept, with a price tag of $55 million to $65 million, would involve a windowed expansion to the west slightly above ground level, which would add square footage and bring daylight into the building, Van Den Kieboom said. It also entails an interior renovation of the building, including expanding “peer interaction space.” The second concept, with a project budget of $65 million to $75 million, would include a similar westward expansion at
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All alone in 2nd place in the Big Ten
9 Homemade and hand bound Student bound books on display at Love Library
Firm proposes plans to renovate Union Workshop Architects outline goal to make Nebraska Union more inviting, comfortable
4 NU softball sweeps Minnesota
Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout read letters from “The Selected Letters of Willa Cather” Tuesday night at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Willa Cather, an internationally celebrated writer, graduated from UNL in 1895.
English professors release forbidden letters S T ORY BY J AMES P ACE - COR N SILK | P H O T OS BY ALLISO N H ESS
n her will, Willa Cather stated she never wanted her letters published. Today, they are. In a presentation held at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Tuesday night, Janis Stout and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s own Andrew Jewell presented a book they co-authored titled “The Selected Letters of Willa Cather” featuring 566 of the letters Cather wrote throughout her life. Jewell and Stout sifted through 3,000 of Cather’s letters, struggling to decipher her handwriting, and selected those that reflect a side of Cather – a Nebraska native and UNL alumna – many are unable to pick up while reading her novels. “What a happy day this is,” said Stout, an emeritus professor of English at Texas A&M University. “And a happy occasion.” Stout said now, instead of traveling to 75 some odd archives scattered across the nation, each maybe containing two letters, the intimate life of Cather can now be contained in a single volume. Guy Reynolds, director of the Cather Project and a professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, explained that a volume like this has not been published in the last 40 to 50 years. “This (project) has been going on for a long, long time,” Reynolds, who delivered the introduction to the presentation, said, “and will continue to go on as well.” Considering that Cather forbid the publication of her letters, and even tried to destroy them once, this book is even more unique, according to Jewell, editor of the Willa Cather Archive and an associate professor of digital projects at UNL. He said readers will be able to see a different Cather in the letters, a Cather that dons “her prickliness, her character and her loving qualities.” In reading thousands of Cather’s letters, Jewell feels as though he, in turn, has spent time with Cather, and it’s been very enjoyable, he said. “How funny she could be, how pointed and how affectionate and open-hearted she could be,” Jewell said. “That’s not something I really ap-
Janis Stout, a professor emeritus of English at Texas A&M University, answers questions from the audience after reading selected Willa Cather letters Tuesday night at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
ASUN advocates for UNL students in D.C. ASUN reps speak against potential increase in Stafford Loan interest rate Conor Dunn DN
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Representatives of the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska lobbied in Washington, D.C., last week on a number of federal issues affecting students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The students advocated during the Big Ten on the Hill conference, an annual three-day gathering of Big Ten student governments. Before the conference begins, the student governments decide which federal issues they will lobby for as a whole to their state representa-
tives. This year, they chose to advocate for keeping Stafford Loan interest rates affordable by stopping interest rates from doubling to 6.8 percent on July 1. If Stafford Loan interest rate doubled this summer, the cost for the average student would be $2,800 more, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The Big Ten student representatives want to see “a more gradual process to any kind of raise,” said ASUN President Eric Reznicek, a junior marketing and finance major. Forty-four percent of Big Ten undergraduates receive federal student loan aid, according to statistics collected by the University of Iowa’s student government. On average, students receive $6,671 in federal aid, and the Big Ten itself re-
ceives $1.2 billion in student loans. “If it wasn’t for these loans, I wouldn’t be going to college,” Reznicek said. And so Reznicek, ASUN external vice president Jeff Story, former ASUN senate speaker Natalia Santos and former ASUN Government Liaison Committee chair Mike Wehling met with two of Nebraska’s three U.S. Representatives, Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith, as well as U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns. Nebraska’s representatives were “very receptive” to their concerns, according to Reznicek. “It’s very exciting that they’re putting that amount of consideration into us as students,” said Story, a sophomore political science major. The Big Ten representatives
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ASUN President Eric Reznicek and ASUN internal vice president Jeff Story, as well as former ASUN senators Natalia Santos and Mike Wehling, meet with Rep. Adrian Smith of Nebraska during the Big Ten on the Hill conference to advocate for preventing the doubling of Stafford Loan interest rates.
wednesday, april 17, 2013
POLICE RESPOND TO FALSE FIRE ALARM
Early Sunday morning, University of NebraskaLincoln police were called to the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house for a fire alarm. But there wasn’t a fire. When two members of the fraternity took a fire extinguisher from its holding unit, the fire panel in the house automatically alerted Lincoln Fire & Rescue, police said. When officers arrived at the house, they immediately went to the third floor where the fire supposedly occurred. The officers noticed fire-retardant powder on the ground and found an empty fire extinguisher. Richard Kruse, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, and Travis Davidson came forward and admitted to using the extinguisher when there was not a fire, police said. Kruse took a preliminary blood test and had a blood alcohol content of 0.12. Kruse and Davidson were cited for false reporting, and Kruse was also cited for minor in possession by consumption.
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union: from 1 ground level and would add entrances. “We want people to be able to spill in and out of the building easily,” he said. The third renovation concept, with a project budget of $75 million to $85 million, would remove a large portion of the middle of the building and create more openings between floors. Light roofs would be added to “bring daylight deep into the building,” he said. One of the main changes Van Den Kieboom outlined was a transition from a food court model to a micro-restaurant model, where each eatery has its own seating area. As part of the redesign, Workshop suggested bringing in a better variety of food offerings, including a farm-to-table concept where local producers offer the food they grow, Van Den Keiboom said. The union coffee shop would also be redone. “The coffee culture in Lincoln is huge,” Van Den Kieboom said. “If we create a coffeehouse here, it has to be awesome.” Van Den Kieboom proposed a floating, suspended, multi-story coffee house. Today’s union has several hallways that make it confusing for visitors to navigate, Van Den Kieboom said. There is also a lot of unused space. All three of Workshop’s concepts included rearranging office space on the union’s second floor. “The building is so fragmented because of the way it came together,” Van Den Kieboom said. “Our mission is to create that unified vision that really knits those pieces together.” Van Den Kieboom said the vision for the union is to match the direction the university is headed. “This is important for students now, but it’s also important for recruitment and retainment,” he said. Erica Lam, an accountancy graduate student, attended one of the first open forums for the union redesign. “Based on that initial meeting, I’m really impressed with the designs because it really seems like they took some of that initial feedback and applied it,” Lam said. “This will hopefully make us more competitive and attractive since we’re trying to grow our student body, and we’re now in the Big Ten.” UNL joins six other Big Ten institutions that have recently finished or are developing student union expansion or redesign projects, Van Den Kieboom said. To view the three design concepts, visit http://go.unl.edu/ b9r. news@ dailynebraskan.com
Handmade books are currently on display in the second floor study area in Love Library. The books come from artists in 23 states across the U.S. and Canada.
Exhibit showcases artists’ books Love Library displays 47 handmade books for art exhibition Conor dunn dn Handmade artists’ books from 23 states across the U.S. and Canada are now on display in Love Library. The 47-book showcase is a part of the “Heart & Hands 2013: A Fourth National Juried Book Art Exhibition for Students,” which runs through May 31 and was started about 10 years ago by University of Nebraska-Lincoln art professor Karen Kunc. “The purpose is to bring outstanding examples of artists’ books to campus so my own students can benefit by looking at works by other artists from around the country,” Kunc said. These books feature highquality craftsmanship and design as well as interesting visual and literary content, according to Katherine Walter, chair of UNL Libraries’ Digital Initiatives & Special Collections. Walter said some of the featured works might be letterpress editions, altered books, digitally printed books or “one-of-a-kind books.” Some of the books are handmade traditionally with paper covers sewn together, while
other books have a more unusual structure, such as a multi-dimensional pop-up display. “One artist used a stick to hold all the pages together,” Kunc said. Fifty-six artists from 34 universities submitted 82 works for the show. The juror, Barbara Tetenbaum, selected the best works from the submissions to be displayed in the show. “The show always has a well-known book artist as judge,” Walter said. Tetenbaum is an artist working in printed books and installation and also a professor at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. According to the art department’s website, Tetenbaum founded her imprint, Triangular Press, in 1979, and it can be found in many private and public collections in the U.S. and abroad. “It’s custom with jury exhibitions to have the jurors review the works without knowing who the artist is,” Kunc said. “That way, they’re really responding to the art piece and not from who it is or where they’re from.” Tetenbaum is the recipient of two Fulbright lecturing awards to teach in Germany and the Czech Republic, and she has received other honors including a Koopman Distinguished Chair at the Hartford Art School and a Sally Bishop Fellowship at the Center for Book Arts in New
York City. “She came with an objective eye and national reputation, which became an important draw to attract students to enter this competition,” Kunc said. Tetenbaum based her book selections on if the book read easily, if the book worked as a whole and the book’s material and design, according to Kunc. The four UNL students with art accepted to the show include Jamie Aldag, a senior art major; Mikaela Davis, a senior art major; Camille Hawbaker, a graduate printmaking student; and Adrienne Smart, a graduate printmaking student. Students studying book design and the visual arts benefit most from the exhibition, according to Kunc. “It gives them more ideas for inspiration and shows them how challenging a book can be (to make),” she said. Walter’s role is to choose from among the exhibition’s books to add to UNL’s Archives & Special Collections. The works that aren’t purchased are sent back to their artists. “Through the purchases, UNL Libraries supports education in the book arts, the talented work of up-and-coming book artists, and we add unique and beautiful books to our special collections,” she said. news@ dailynebraskan.com
ing it.” They also pushed for preserving Pell Grants and the Fulbright program as well as lobbied Congress to enact a mandatory requirement of the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet for all colleges and universities. The sheet would allow students to easily compare financial aid packages and make informed decisions on where to attend college. Finally, the Big Ten representatives advocated for expanding the number of green cards offered to foreign students graduating from universities in
the U.S. When meeting with other Big Ten schools, Reznicek and Story said it was surprising how similar they found the problems at UNL and at the other conference schools. “It was really an opportunity for all of us to meet up in one place to make sure we’re on the same page,” Reznicek said. “We were able to advocate as a fighting force instead of just Nebraska saying, ‘We want this or that.’” news@ dailynebraskan.com
asun: from 1 also advocated for the continuance of federal research funding. In the Big Ten, $3.2 billion in federal research funding is allocated annually, according to a 2011 figure by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. “Federal research is really big for us,” said Wehling, a senior political science major. “Not only does it bring people to the university, but it grows our city and state’s economy. We don’t know where the next great innovation is going to come from, but we should be growing it, not hinder-
cather: from 1 “She said at the end of her life, ‘being around remarkable people gives one the courage to be honest and free,’ and I feel a little smidge of that,” Jewell said. A different side of Cather is not something only Jewell will experience. Joanne Kissel, who attended the event, said she will share that experience. “I find her a fascinating woman, and every time I find out more about her personality, it puts a whole different slant on everything that she’s written,” Kissel said. Kissel attended the celebration of the releasing of “The Selected Letters of Willa Cather” with her daughter Alexandra, who said that the event was “a great new introduction to who she is.”
After Nancy Busch, dean of libraries, and Chancellor Harvey Perlman delivered the opening remarks, Jewell and Stout alternated reciting letters. The letters moved the attendees through Cather’s life, from her first move from her birthplace of Red Cloud, Neb., to Pittsburgh, Penn., where she worked as managing editor for a magazine, and on to New York City, where she continued to work as journalist in a busy magazine newsroom. An excerpt Stout read quoted Cather as saying “it’s catch the bar at the right minute or it’s in the net you go,” about her life as a magazine journalist. The letters Stout and Jewell then took the attendees to when Cather received an honorary degree from UNL, nearly 40
years after earning her bachelor’s degree. Stout and Jewell took questions from the audience and offered their own insight into how they transcribed the nearly illegible letters. First, Stout would transcribe the letters, and then Jewell would check them against the originals. “Of course there were some difficult moments,” Jewell said. “But not as many as I expected.” Now that the book is released, Jewell is appreciative that he and Stout have produced something that people care about, he said. “The combination of Cather and the great experience we’ve had making the book has been real empowering,” Jewell said. news@ dailyNebraskan.com
correction An article in the Arts and Entertainment section of the Daily Nebraskan on April 16 with the headline “Jack Hotel members sound out songs, spin
tales” misspelled Marty Steinhausen’s name. There was also a misattributed quote from Josh Rector. The actual source was Joe Salvati.
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STUDENT CITED FOR VANDALISM
Police cited a UNL student for vandalism early Sunday morning after Community Service Officers reported the student kicked over a parked moped near 16 and R streets. The CSOs called UNL police after they watched the student and believed he was intoxicated. When police officers approached the student, he started running north on 16th Street, police said. Officers caught up with Spencer Lindley, a junior civil engineering student. Police said Lindley had bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. Lindley refused to take a preliminary blood test and then failed a horizontal gaze nystagmus, which is a method officers use in determining whether someone is intoxicated, police said. Lindley was transported to the Lancaster County jail where he was cited for obstructing a peace officer, MIP by consumption and criminal mischief.
DRUNK STUDENT FOUND NEAR ABEL
In the early hours of Sunday morning, UNL police saw a student throwing up on the east side of Abel Hall, police said. Officers noticed Nicholas Kappen, a freshman biological sciences major, had bloodshot watery eyes and slurred speech. They also smelled alcohol coming from Kappen, officers said. Kappen had a BAC of 0.10. He was cited and released for MIP by consumption.
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ON THIS DAY April 17, 2000 Carolina in Moeser’s mind
UNL Chancellor James Moeser made it official Friday — he’s leaving the Cornhuskers for Tar Heel land. Sporting a Carolina blue tie, Moeser was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after the UNC Board of Governors voted to appoint him the school’s ninth chancellor. Moeser said he wasn’t looking to leave Nebraska but was inspired by UNC’s “audacious vision of desiring to reach the pinnacle of higher education.” His last day ay UNL will be July 15, and his first day at UNC will be Aug. 15. He will make $255,000, compared with his $180,000 salary at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
April 17, 1991 Pay-hike rates for faculty top inflation rates
Although the average professor’s salary raise nationwide cannot keep pace with spiraling costs of living, UNL professors’ salaries are increasing above the inflation rate, UNL Academic Senate President James McShane said. The average salary for professors is 5.4 percent higher nationwide than last year’s average, according to a study by the American Association of University Professors cited in The Chronicle of Higher Education. But that hike is not enough to keep up with the cost of living, which is projected to increase by 6 percent. According to the AAUP survey, the average salary for the 1990-1991 academic year at a doctorate-granting institution is $49,320, while the average salary at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is $46,700.
April 17, 1956 Knotek Named Miss Lincoln
Diance Knotek, the only Miss Lincoln finalist who was a Lincolnite, has been named Miss Lincoln. Judges selected her on the basis of intelligence, personality, poise, talent, face and figure beauty. Miss Knotek, Pi Beta Phi, is a junior in Arts and Science, majoring in French. She is active in many campus organizations and has appeared with many University musical groups.
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The Big Red Movie Box is located in the southwest wing of the Nebraska Union. The movie rental service was installed in December 2011.
Big Red Movie Box falls short to movie competitors
Nebraska Union movie rental service competes with Netflix, movie channel
movie boxes around campus yet. Neighborhood MovieBox, LLC, operates five movie boxes around the state, including two in Omaha, one in Louisville and another in Syracuse. “We thought we would just wait and see how it went and see how much use the movie Cristina Woodworth box got,” he said. “If we get to DN the point where we’re able to expand, I would definitely like Compared to the likes of Netto see one of the movie boxes at flix and Redbox, the Big Red the East Campus union.” Movie Box, tucked in the southComparatively, there are west wing of the University of about 34,600 Redbox locations Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska across the United States that Union, sometimes saw an averstruggles to comage of 62 milWe are pete. lion monthly The movie box, rentals in providing which was installed 2012, accordin December 2011, a service to ing to the is more about of- students. We’re Redbox webfering movie rental site. services to students happy about that. Several rather than bringing UNL stuIt’s never going to in revenue, though, dents said said Charlie Francis, be as successful they haven’t director of Nebraska used the Big as a Redbox Unions. Red Movie “We are provid- because you Box because ing a service to stuthey’d never dents,” Francis said. don’t have that heard about it “We’re happy about same flexibility of before. that. It’s never going “I have returning a movie to be as successful never used it,” as a Redbox because anywhere, and said Graham you don’t have that Williams, a juyou don’t have same flexibility of nior nutrition returning a movie the big company and health anywhere, and you sciences madon’t have the big name.” jor. “I never company name.” even knew it charlie francis Francis said existed. Plus, director of nebraska unions about 3,700 movies I have Netfand games are rentlix so I would ed from the Big Red probably just Movie Box each year, bringing watch movies on there.” in about $4,000 to $5,000 in selfCasey Gieseking, a junior generated revenue for Nebraska natural resource and environUnions. mental economics major, said Students are able to pick a new movie channel in the from a number of newer releas- dorms started by the Residence es and older movie titles and Hall Association this year might pay about $1.50 per day to rent also be causing more competithe movie, similar to the popution for the Big Red Movie Box. lar Redbox movie kiosks. “The new movie channel University officials origiis hooked up with housing so nally wanted to install an acyou can watch movies for free tual Redbox on campus, Francis in your dorm room,” Gieseking said, but the Redbox company said. was not interested in expanding Francis said it’s too soon to to the university market. tell if the new movie channel is “We basically let it drop afaffecting rentals at the movie ter Redbox wasn’t interested,” box. Francis said. “I’m not sure if we would That’s when Neighborhood see a trend in the short amount MovieBox, LLC, based in Oma- of time that we’ve offered the ha, contacted UNL. service,” he said. Francis said there aren’t news@ any plans to install more of the dailynebraskan.com
ph o t o s b y kat b u cha n a n ABOVE: Nadja Madden, 3, and Judah Madden, 4, play shaker eggs at the CASNR Week Community Night at the Nebraska East Union Tuesday. CASNR Week kicked off April 13 with various events being held to celebrate the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. RIGHT: Makenzie Watkins, 7, bangs on a makeshift drum in the music corner at the CASNR Week Community Night at the Nebraska East Union Tuesday. BELOW: Jayden Madden, 6, picks a prize for playing a game of miniature Jenga at the CASNR Week Community Night held in the Nebraska East Union Tuesday.
Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film presents
The Taming of the Shrew
Hibbing named Guggenheim fellow Colleen Fell DN University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor John Hibbing was recently named a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Hibbing is one of 175 recipients out of 3,000 applicants from across the United States and Canada who received the honor. Hibbing said he plans to use the grant to continue his work studying the physiological differences between Americans who do and do not vote. The basis of Hibbing’s research revolves around levels of the hormone cortisol, which is associated with stress. Hibbing has found that those individuals with higher levels of the hormone were less likely to vote in an election. His study was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation for the last few years, but the grant recently ended. “This grant from Guggenheim came at a very good time,” Hibbing said. The grant from the Guggenheim Fellowship will be worth about $40,000, and the majority of the funds will be put toward incentives for lab participants and the use of laboratories, he said. Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, professor of political science and chair of the department at UNL, said that Gibbing’s research will be both beneficial and controversial, thanks to
with people who are prone to high its political subject. levels of stress and their likeliness “John’s work is trying to unto vote,” Hibbing said. “We would derstand the biological and physilike to see if more absentee voting ological connections to voting,” would help the nonTheiss-Morse said, “privoting problem that marily looking for factors we have.” in adulthood attitudes.” The grant money Theiss-Morse added will be used to further that these attitudes are eithe study — exploring ther shaped by society or other specific areas. early life influences. “We want to be Hibbing and his main able to use a bigger collaborator, political sample of people to science professor Kevin see if what we’re findSmith, began the study ing is gender specific,” in late 2010. The prelimiHibbing said. nary study used the saliHIBBING He added that this va samples of 500 people, research may be able to then compared the cortihelp discover if cortisol levels with those who sol levels are relevant to other social voted in elections. “We found a strong relationship anxieties.
“We want to see if these levels are why people do or don’t do things like going to church, joining soccer clubs or a choral group,” Hibbing said. In addition to saliva sampling, Hibbing said the study will use UNL’s new nanoscience metrology facility to do brain imaging. “This will allow us to actually see what is going on inside the brain as people are making decisions,” Hibbing said. He added that he hopes this study will be able to help solve the larger problem of public anxiety. Theiss-Morse added that this is a well-deserved award for Hibbing. “I’m really proud of John. This award brings recognition and prestige to the department,” she said. news@ dailynebraskan.com
by William Shakespeare Set in 1987 at Stratford High School Shakespeare with a contemporary twist!
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Proposed Union renovations would help recruitment A suspended, multi-level coffee shop. Restaurants with their own seating. Farm-to-table eating. These are some of the improvements that could become a reality for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Union. Monday and Tuesday, Workshop Architects presented potential plans for a future renovation of the Nebraska Union. And the plans look pretty cool. The architects want to make the union more of a hangout. They want it to have more natural light, more eating options, more entrances. They want it to have a floating coffee shop. The Daily Nebraskan supports a union renovation and these plans. A modern, aesthetically pleasing and useful union is important. It’s important to have a functional space for students. It’s important to have a visually appealing space for recruitment. UNL needs to keep up with the unions of its peers. Six other Big Ten schools have recently completed or are in the process of completing their own union renovations. UNL needs to stay competitive. In 1936, former student body president and then-Daily Nebraskan editor Jack Fischer played a big part in creating the Nebraska Union and University Foundation. The University of Nebraska Publications Board donated $10,000 to the Nebraska Union Fund in support of Fischer. A plaque nearing his name remains on the union’s second floor today. The DN supported the union at its inception and it encourages support of it, and improvements it may need, today. But we acknowledge the need to keep costs reasonable. While students, most likely, should be willing to shoulder some of the burden, they can’t be expected to carry it all. The university should seek funds from as many private donors as possible. Student fees should remain reasonable. A union with a suspended, multi-level coffee shop may not seem like a necessity, but with enrollment goals that remain elusive, the university should be looking at all avenues for improving recruitment. Besides, who really doesn’t want to order coffee while “floating”?
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Minimize distractions until summer
ead and finals week are fast approaching. If you’re like me, the idea of studying sounds about as appealing as spooning a porcupine. However, retaining your motivation is important. Don’t do what I’m doing. In fact, do the opposite. Do not watch Netflix. Do not watch HBO. In fact, avoid everything that vaguely resembles a television or laptop screen. If you don’t, you’ll end up watching entire seasons of TV shows in one setting. When you’re finished, you’ll make sure you’re home to watch the next episode as it airs weekly. Case and point: “Game of Thrones,” my new addiction. Instead of watching Netflix or HBO, imagine the look of disappointment on your mom/ dad/parental figure/guardian/mentor ’s face if they learned you failed a class. More importantly, if he or she learned the reason you failed was because you watched every episode of “Game of Thrones” in one week instead of focusing on that final paper. Because understanding fictional political intrigue is more interesting than international relations. More than likely, students are frequenting Hulu and Redbox, watching the same amount of unnecessarily TV as me. At best, it’s free, and at worst, it’s only $1 per movie rental. Do not start planning summer activities. Do not daydream about summer. Instead of realizing that summer is right around the corner, pretend that your next two weeks is more like two millennia. Because it should feel like that. Those poolside beers and margaritas? Don’t think about them. Because if you drink a few before you’ve finished up with school, you’ll realize that doing homework inebriated is damn near impossible. Also, doing hungover homework is oxymoronic in nature. You’re unlikely to produce anything of substance until the hangover subsides, and by the time it does subside, you’ll more than likely lose any desire to finish anything on a deadline. I know it’s tempting. Happy hour assists college students in being economical drunks. It’s a beautiful thing…until the end of the semester. Dollar drink Tuesdays at Bison
mate getting divorced. You don’t need to talk to your out-of-state friends about their new hot significant others. All the gossip about that can wait until summer. I’d recommend deactivating your Facebook account, but let’s be honest, that’s probably not going to happen. Instead, maybe click the “Turn Off Chat” button so you can creep without the added distraction of communication. Actually, if you use the term “social media” to describe something, avoid it. No good comes to your grade point average on Twitter, Tumblr or StumbleUpon Do not play games on your smartphone. DAMIEN CROGHAN Candy Crush Saga will draw you in and won’t release you until your grades aren’t salvageable. Words With Friends might seem like a Witches and half-priced kamikazes at Cliff’s good idea. After all, it’s boosting your vocabuon Sundays sound like a good idea. lary, right? Except you’re no longer spelling And they will be in two weeks. Just not words, and are earning big points for “words” now. like “qi.” Prioritize. It’s always going to be difficult Do not try new stations on Pandora. Speto balance your social life with academics. Just cifically, do not try the Biggie Smalls or Skrilremember that soon enough, you won’t have lex station. Nothing productive happens beto. That is, unless you’re taking summer classtween sessions of old school rap and dubstep. I es. Even still, the first summer session doesn’t promise. You’ll wish someone start until May 20. This means nicknamed you Big Poppa and you have two weeks to chill beInstead of you’ll dance provocatively. fore throwing yourself back into Dancing and studying realizing that schoolwork. have an inverse relationship. If you must daydream, do so summer is right Meaning you can’t study while constructively. What I mean is spend time imagining what your around the corner, dancing. (Yes, I’ve tried, don’t ask.) life would be like without a col- pretend that your If you need productive lege degree. If you dropped out music, try classical. If you still right now, what would you be next two weeks need something modern, try doing? If your answer is “workis more like two Vitamin String Quartet. They ing a dead-end job I hate” or “living in my childhood room,” millennia. Because do orchestral remakes of pop classics, such as Lady Gaga’s don’t let those options become it should feel like “Poker Face” or Blink-182’s “I your reality. Miss You.” Also, look up LindDaydreaming constructively that.” sey Stirling. does NOT include researching If you’ve read this far, good grad schools or Googling prospective post-grad employers. Especially if job. You’ve successfully procrastinated doing you’re not graduating in May. Even if gradua- everything else you should be doing. Which I tion date is quickly approaching, you won’t be guess defeats the whole purpose of a column meant to help students learn how to study. getting into those grad schools or getting a job Damien Croghan is a senior newsif you don’t pass your classes and finish your editorial and global studies major. degree requirements now. Reach him at opinion@ Do not log into Facebook. You don’t really dailynebraskan.com need to know about a former high school class-
College students need to be selfish
pring is here, sort of, which means it’s the season of engagement. A time where Facebook feeds are flooded by engagement announcements or “in a relationship” updates. Such joyous declarations of love always make me a little uneasy. These engagements, and the committed relationships that produce them, come at a cost: A collegiate in a committed relationship sacrifices the opportunity to experience serious and sustained personal growth. To clarify: by “committed relationship,” I mean one in which you make most of your decisions based on or in consideration of one other person. DILLON JONES It’s really easy to lose your individuality in a relationship in college, because for the most part, you’re still a kid. As a result, you end up Until college, few of our decisions have spending more time performing a role or funcbeen our own. We’ve been told what to do, tion for someone else. You’re never completely when to do it and why we’re supposed to. We yourself, and neither is your significant other. arrive here as a collage of all the things we In reality, neither party ever has enough time were told to be, and we’re informed that we and space to become who he or she is. Neither now have a say in the matter. We’re told that has done the work it takes to this is our time to be selfish. That develop and understand onethis is the time to be unapologetic, When self. This is what college is for. because these four years will bear College is a short, hazy you’re in heavily on the future outside the transition phase in between bubble. a committed adolescence and young adultWhen you’re in a committed hood. We’re all inside this relationship, relationship, your ability to be bubble standing on this auunapologetically selfish becomes tomated track that moves your ability to be complicated. Decisions to study steadily toward the hostile abroad or take an out-of-state inunapologetically and unforgiving young adultternship get a little messy because hood. selfish becomes of the effect it might have on the But while we’re in this relationship. Balancing a full life complicated.” bubble, we’re largely shielded schedule – class, extracurricular from the trappings or inaniactivities, friends, “The Walking ties of the real world. The Dead” – is hard enough. You shouldn’t have to best part about our time in this bubble is that worry about someone else’s schedule as well. it grants us the opportunity to carry out some Of course, there are people who make serious soul-searching. This is the time in our long-term study abroad or internships work lives when we most need it. for their relationships. There are also students
who have a talent for making time for everyone and everything. But they shouldn’t have to. Another person’s wants, needs, opinions or libido shouldn’t be part of the equation used to make decisions. Not in the bubble. But the truth is life in the bubble is a special type of hell. There’s something hellish about knowing you’re quickly approaching an actual hell (i.e. the real world), and have to prepare. This causes crisis that occurs, and in response, people seem to fall into two camps. Some search fervently for a significant other to face the fire with. Others spend time building their own internal foundation, fortifying themselves for the special type of hell that awaits us. I fall into the second camp, and I wish I could say that we’re less afraid of life outside the bubble. I wish I could say I truly felt prepared. But that’s not true. The truth is that I’m deeply afraid of what comes next. I’m not sure that confronting the rest of my life without a companion is the best strategy. On the other hand, I cannot say that I’d feel any less afraid with a partner in crime. What I can say is: I’ve been through a hell before, indeed still going through one. What I can say is: I’ve had the time and space to come to fuller understanding of myself. What I can say is: the three years I’ve spent in a bubble, out of a committed relationship, were spent selfishly. But here’s to the couples that will soon be wed and to those that plan to make similar announcements. I hope your love burns bright and long in the coming years. You’ll need it. Dillon Jones is junior English major, who is single, happy and scared. Follow him on twitter @ doornut_jazzy and reach him at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com
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rapport Student comic tackles stand-up scene with ‘fast and furious’ routines story by Anna Gronewold photos by Brianna Soukup
Abby Rosenquist performs during the improv section of comedy night at Duffy’s Tavern on Monday. Rosenquist, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior construction engineering major, has been performing stand-up routines since January.
f the glass ceiling exists, it doesn’t affect Abby Rosenquist. The part-time stand-up comedian, part-time construction engineering major has been infiltrating male-dominated activities for years, but not necessarily on purpose. “I don’t think about it until people ask me about it,” the University of NebraskaLincoln junior said. “I get that all the time, ‘Oh, what’s it like being a girl in engineering?’ and it’s kind of the same, except for people ask me that question. It’s the same with comedy; I never really notice it. “ Rosenquist, who performs Mondays at Duffy’s Tavern and most Wednesdays at Barley Street Tavern in Omaha, first
tried stand-up comedy after a friend and UNL alumnus, Annie Hildebrand, experimented with open mic last year. Hildebrand suggested Rosenquist try, and once Rosenquist agreed, there was no backing out. “She kind of held me to it,” Rosenquist said. “Over Christmas break I started thinking of jokes, and then halfway through January I started doing it.” The two girls still attend most of their shows together, a guaranteed familiar face in an unpredictable crowd. But each maintains her own individual brand of humor. “Mine are stories from my own life of me being super weird and awkward,”
Hildebrand said. “A lot of that, but I’ve been trying to work on more ... jokes. Actual jokes. It’s very self-centered, because it’s all about me. If you’re a comedian you have to be a little self-centered.” Hildebrand said in contrast, Rosenquist’s jokes are fast and furious observations about the more bizarre elements of life. “Hers is kind of an anything-goes humor,” Hildebrand said. “She’s not afraid to talk about anything, whether its bodily functions or things that some people might find offensive. She’s like, ‘Well, this is comedy, and I’m going to try it. If peo-
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Effects artists call out exploitation Visual effects artists level accusations of unfair labor practices against studios
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Cameron Mount dn When “Life of Pi” accepted its Oscar for Best Visual Effects in February, there were more than a few
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Cory Soukup, a junior film major, and Dominic Ciafolo, a junior film and economics major, produced their first play together, “Everyone is an Asshole in Hell.” The play showed at the New Artist Festival in Theatrix in early April.
Directing-writing duo collaborates on laugh parade Juniors Cory Soukup, Dominic Ciofalo combine writing, directing skills
eryone is an Asshole in Hell,” the duo laughs hysterically. A family Christmas celebration is plagued by arguments when the Mayan apocalypse begins, forcing the family into a bunker where they must work out their multiple issues. Shelby Fleig Ciofalo and Soukup stop exDN plaining the plot to hold hands and lock eyes across a table at Sam Cory Soukup wrote his first play and Louie’s Pizza. quickly. It was formatted wrong “A true apocalypse is what and had no stage directions, but happens when a family falls he submitted it to the University apart,” Ciofalo said. of Nebraska-Lincoln’s New Artist The duo credits the profanity Festival (NAF) anyway. and raunchy jokes throughout the Dominic Ciofalo then submitplay to their success as a newbies ted his first NAF director appliin Theatrix, UNL’s student-run cation, admittedly theater. drunk, in which he “It’s profane,” It’s just that included emoticons Soukoup said. “It’s and demanded kind of a dick-andthe film the only play he fart-joke play.” would direct was kids really don’t “No, it’s wittier Soukup’s “Every- consider working than that,” Ciofalo one is an Asshole in said. “It’s like a with the theater Hell.” dick with a monoSoukup, a ju- side of things.” cle.” nior film major, and The two first Ciofalo, a junior met on their film dominic ciofalo junior film and film and economschool tour before economics major ics double major, freshman year even pulled off their first began. They didn’t writing, directlike each other. ing and acting roles in the UNL The duo next met when they theater world last week to much were put in the same small group acclaim from both friends and for a 72-hour film festival, where strangers. Their film backgrounds their entire group started the projand shared sense of humor made ect hating each other, but finished the production a learning experi- good friends. ence they want to continue in the future. Just in trying to explain “EvDuo: see page 7
integral to the films people love fall so under the radar? Steven Kolbe, asdark ironies at work. sistant professor of film and new The visual effects company responsible for the lauded effects, media at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, attributes part of the Rhythm & Hues, had filed for problem to the very goal of visual bankruptcy just three weeks prior. Outside the ceremonies, hundreds effects, which is quite unlike that of of artists were protesting their other industries. “The point of visual effects treatment. And the award for Cinis to not stand out,” Kolbe said, ematography arguably ignored the artists perhaps most responsible whose visual effects credits range from “Jimmy Neufor achieving the tron: Boy Genius” film’s look. A maze Ang Lee to “Boz.” “A visual of factors allowed effect’s artist’s ul(was) so much to go so timate goal is the wrong, but it was standing up same ultimate goal hardly a problem of everyone who unique to “Life of there taking all works on the film, Pi,” so much as from the director the uproar repre- the credit for the down to the crafts sents an industry creative work service person — it’s in tense, dramatic done by Bill all in service of the flux. story.” “What we Westenhofer and He said it’s are witnessing is this paradox — the evolution of an in- crew...” need for studio recdustry,” said Tom ognition all while Capizzi, a Rhythm staying behind the tom capizzi & Hues employee who filed a class- fired rhythm & hues employee scenes — that make the struggle of these action lawsuit in artists so difficult. the wake of the “Don’t call them ‘technicians,’” company’s complicated fall. Since he said. “That’s one of the calling then, Legendary Pictures has given Rhythm & Hues enough money to cards for visual effects artists being pissed off right now. Hollywood complete their next films (“Percy in general, the studio managers in Jackson & the Sea of Monster” and general, and many of the directors the Jeff Bridges-starring “Seventh consider them technicians. But they Son”), but the company’s future is are artists, they are craftsmen.” uncertain. “Just like our relatives worked in factories making cars and sweatWill the real ers, we are going to be getting our winner please VFX from the internet dealers from stand up? now on,” Capizzi said. As visual effects play more and more of a role in films, that artistry Artists, not becomes more entwined with the technicians production process. Capizzi, a 16-year employee, al“Traditionally, a cinematograleges that he and others were fired pher, or the director of photografrom Rhythm & Hues without the phy (DP) is in charge of the placewritten notice or cause required ment of the camera, the framing of under federal law. The case is only the shot and the lighting elements,” the tip of the iceberg for an industry Kolbe said. “With the advancement Capizzi said needs massive over- of visual effects, this area becomes haul. grayer and less defined. Visual ef“It makes me just shake my fects supervisors are tasked more head when I hear directors say ‘this and more with not just completing movie has zero CGI in it,’” he said. shots from a live-action shoot, but “Like when Fede Alvarez, the di- often generating entire shots out of rector of the remake of ‘Evil Dead’ a pile of parts.” announced that earlier this year. This leads to gray areas in deAlmost every modern film process termining who gets credit for what, from pre-viz to DI (Digital Interme- especially as visual effects artists diate) is digital in some way. Just are tasked with recomposing entire because you are not making talking shots. zombies or flying machines using “It’s kind of like playing with CGI, does not mean you are not usLegos, or if someone drops a puzing computer-enhanced imagery.” zle on the floor and says ‘Go! Make But how does an industry so art!’” Kolbe said. “Often a visual ef-
fects supervisor is now on set working with the DP to set up the shots for the live action elements. They’re grabbing data and notes from how the scene was shot, so that the data can be used to set up the shot in the computer layer in order to match CG and live action elements.” The more complex the visual component in blockbuster films, the more it tends to be done in postproduction by visual effects. “To some degree, the requirements of VFX dictate what the cinematographer can do,” said Richard Endacott, associate professor of film production and screenwriting. “It is still up to the cinematographer to determine how the final shot should look. But it also means that the cinematographer has to start planning much earlier in the process and communicate effectively with the VFX team.” Capizzi said while the artistry of visual effects can be creatively satisfying, this is usually hampered by the hierarchy of control on a given film. “Creativity is in the decision making process of the supervisors,” Capizzi said. “The artist’s ability to meet those requests are a satisfying result, but it does not ‘feel’ creative when the shot is being revised four times a day in the screening room by supervisors.” This works out Ang best for visual effects artists, paradoxically, when a film is most in trouble and is in need of the most help,” Capizzi said. He cited “Mummy 3: Curse of the Dragon Emperor” as an example of a film rewritten on the fly as shots were being finalized. “The title creature, the dragon the emperor turned into, was designed originally to have Jet Li’s face on three dragon heads and was supposed to be red,” he said. “The studio executives saw the trailer one week before delivery, and they told us that the Jet Li head had to go. The entire character went back to modeling, and we were able to
get a red dragon with very cool dragon heads out for the trailer.” With lines blurred between artistic, technical and supervising roles, even institutions like the Academy Awards are unsure or unaware of who should be recognized. “Many shots are recomposed in post in the visual effects process, so that they are not even framed similarly to how the DP may have shot them on set,” Kolbe said. “So while the DP for ‘Life of Pi’ won for Best Cinematography, I kind of have issue with that. I think that should have been a shared award with him and the four visual effects supervisors. Ultimately, they’re in charge of the final framing and the lighting and the look of the shot.” Capizzi agreed there was a discrepancy in the “Life of Pi” awards, and expressed his frustration. “I know firsthand that there were many shots that were reframed, recomposed, Lee recomposited, and there were a huge percentage of shots that were completely re-lit to match the CGI environments,” Capizzi said. “How can a cameraman get the Oscar when the delivered shot does not even vaguely resemble what was shot on the live action set?” When the visual effects award was accepted and the time ran out, “Jaws” music ushered the artists offstage, a particularly harsh choice considering the movie’s special effects legacy. “The ‘Jaws’ music was infuriat-
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wednesday, april 17, 2013
With ‘Pines,’ Cianfrance raises gripping stakes Chance Solem-Pfeifer dn Before we start calling Derek Cianfrance — as some critics have — part of the 21st century great American director’s club, he needs a little something. “Blue Valentine,” while brilliantly acted and beautifully shot, lacked a storytelling hinge beyond the sheer passage of time. With that debut in 2010, Cianfrance commanded attention, deservedly so, as a great visual talent and a giving actor’s director. In a sense, “The Place Beyond the Pines” is an expanded version of that previous film’s strengths and weaknesses. This movie is bigger than “Blue Valentine” as Cianfrance tries to vice-grip and transpose crime drama story arcs into something we might recognize more as everyman realism. The stakes are higher (bordering on the epic) and, thus, the holes are more glaring. Quick note on the world of trailers: if there was ever a way of reducing expectations for movies into types and genres, this is it. Audiences have been pitched misleading trailers before and “Pines” is hardly the cat-and-mouse game the trailer promotes. It’s, instead, a sins-of-the-father story parcelled into three very clearly defined dramatic acts. To start with, the dashing, bleachblonde criminal with the drop-ofblood eye tattoo, Ryan Gosling, brings Luke Glanton to miserable and earnest life. The well predictably overflows for Gosling, who worked with Cianfrance to great effect in “Blue Valentine.” Glanton is good inside, but troubled all over his inked-up surface as a daredevil motorcycle rider turned bank robber to support his infant son. Bradley Cooper as policeman Avery Cross is a perfect mirror image of Glanton, a boyscout cop with a million-dollar grin. Cross is inwardly traumatized by the corruption around him and his tacit acceptance of it. Both leading men disappear into their roles easily — not tough to imagine Gosling as the lovable criminal and Cooper as a slimy goodytwo-shoes — but not to the point of indulgence, further proof that in his sophomore effort Cianfrance makes character portraits easy on his actors. From the stars on down, the cast members have no compunction about relishing in their spotlights. It’s a shame, though, that the film doesn’t treat Eva Mendes with the same human microscope as Cianfrance did Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine.” Instead Mendes
Ryan Gosling stars in the new drama “The Place Beyond the Pines” as Luke Glanton, a motorcycle daredevil who takes to robbing banks to support his infant son. is little more than a sounding board for the ambitions and insecurities of Gosling and later, his son. She is half romantic interest and half mother, developed only by the resentment of the men around her. Despite the shortcoming, she falls into the soft net of an excellent supporting cast which features Ray Liotta as sleazy cop, Ben Mendelsohn as Gosling’s stuttering partner in crime, and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali as Mendes’ devoted husband. Mostly, there’s no room for Mendes because of the cataclysmic masculinity the film touts across two generations. Via the strong performances and resoundingly American crime stories, the film reaches its broadest narrative as Cooper and Gosling’s characters — bound by their fateful decisions — become the imprints and models for their sons. There’s a line of thought here in which Cianfrance, with “The Place Beyond the Pines,” could be one film behind Ben Affleck the director. “Gone Baby Gone” and “Blue Valentine” as debuts, were absolutely stirring. “The Town” and “Pines,” while thematically similar for starters, up the adrenaline, but leave the bulk of the plot’s forward motion up to coincidence and circumstance. What environmental evidence do we have in “Pines,” for instance, that the sons will become their fathers? It’s a hole made more obvious by Cianfrance’s finely controlled realism, who is then left to rely on broadscale thematic implication to link the families. Of course, the Affleck comparison breaks down when we consider
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A&E staffer Andrew Larsen undertook the seemingly impossible challenge of spending 26 straight hours without access to screen-having technology. He learned a lot, but just barely made it.
No-tech day reinforces humanity, despite slight rough patches advice for your own 24-hours-withoutscreens experiment:
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES DIRECTED BY
RYAN GOSLING, BRADLEY COOPER, EVA MENDES
that Cianfrance is his own writer, perhaps more impressive in its own right. But we’re still waiting on a film like “Argo,” which will combine the young filmmaker’s beatfor-beat virtuosity with a full story that’s driving somewhere under its own power. arts@ dailynebraskan.com on twitter @dnartsdesk
Coyote Willy's >Thursday Night
Andrew larsen 26-hour break from phones, computers leaves more time for real conversations In our technology-saturated world, the idea of going 24 hours with no screens sounds intimidating at best, downright frightening at worst. I have to confess, this baby wasn’t my idea. It started out as an assignment for class that I decided to take on with the kind of gusto normally reserved for things that aren’t assignments for class, like watching television or thinking up particularly creepy text messages. I said to myself, “Self, you can do anything you put your mind to. What’s a measly 24 hours anyway?” It turns out that while 24 hours isn’t so measly after all, ditching digital for a day is a freeing experience I recommend for all. First, let’s lay out the ground rules. We had two options: Option A was no Internet-based technology, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, email. Option B was basically no technology at all, no television, no computer, no phone and no civilization. I decided to tackle Option B. I knew I was going to have to choose my window wisely, using some strategic planning. I could just see myself choosing a 24-hour period where something insane happened like President Obama being assassinated or a girl calling me. I knew if I chose a school day I’d be craving the sweet, sweet caress of my laptop every moment. I’d look around at the class, jealously ogling my peers’ faces as the glow of the screen washed over them like holy water. It’s quite disconcerting to know that technology has invaded my life in such a way that I wasn’t comfortable without bringing my computer to class, but so it goes. I settled on a day when I’d be at work during the afternoon; I just had to find something to do at night. Challenge accepted. I started the 24 hours at 1 a.m. Friday morning. I had the perfect plan; start the clock, chug some Nyquil, both to help get over my cough and more importantly to zonk me out until the morning, and boom, before I knew it was 10:30 a.m. and I was almost ten hours into the challenge. Usually
• Enjoy the finer parts of natural life • Relish in your mom thinking you could be hurt and loving you more than ever • Dance like no government agency was watching you through your screens • Probably check your texts once, just to see what’s up
I’ll throw on some headphones meet up downtown Friday night and drift off to some Radiohead or to drink away the last remnants the like before bed, but that was of my 24 hours. After work I went the night the music died, for one home, shot some hoops, rediscovnight anyway. With a tummy full ered the beauty of naps, gussied of cough syrup though, who needs up and headed towards Jake’s Cimusic? On the way to work I hit gars & Spirits. I was a bit afraid my first real obstacle; no iPod in that something horrible would the car. For a while I tried rolling happen to me downtown and I the windows down and breathing would end up puking myself to in the day, but between the fierce sleep in detox with no way of letwind and my coughing, that exting anyone know where I was, periment died a quick death. Also, but all’s well that ends well. It was I don’t know if you guys know actually liberating to be downthis, but cars are loud. So that was town with just a few buddies kind of a bummer. Thankfully the and no phone to use as a crutch drive to work was as short as my when things got slightly boring or ruined attention span. awkward. With no phone to hide Usually at work I’ll plug my your face in, the only option is to iPod into the speakers in the back plunge ahead and actually have and put on Pandora Shuffle. I was conversations with people, which unable to do so, and therefore is kind of nice sometimes. That was subjected to hours of KFRX, phrase “time flies when you’re dubstep, country and silence. I’m having fun” is quite accurate, esstill trying to decide which was pecially when said fun involves most painful. Between 2 p.m. and libations. 5 p.m., when things get slow, I’d It turns out that laughing with normally turn towards ESPN or friends makes technology relaTwitter to numb my brain for a tively forgettable. There’s always bit. Alas, I had to actually open a that “what if,” nagging feeling book, something in the back of the I’m told used to head, like checkbe popular when ing basketball With no people didn’t have scores or a posphone to electricity. It took sible family emerme back to my gency. Mostly, it’s hide your face in, childhood, when akin to streaking; the only option is I didn’t have my that adrenalineown laptop, cellboosting, excitedly to plunge ahead phone or televinaked feeling, or and actually have sion to occupy so I’m told. I didn’t my time. I shared end up reconnectconversations a computer with ing with my phone with people, the entire family, until around 3 shared a television a.m. I went a full which is kind of with my brother 26 hours with no and raced to annice sometimes.“ phone, no televiswer the landline sion and no Interhome phone so I net. Suck it haters! could say “Yellow?” It was during My DVR survived its dormancy, that formative period that I tore my email was mostly unscathed, through books like “Harry Pot- and oddly enough, I only missed ter,” “The Lord of the Rings” and two calls — one from a friend “Catcher in the Rye” and discovmocking me for not being able ered my passion for reading and to answer and another from my writing. This little experiment brother ’s friend telling me my tail made me really question whether light was out. My worst nightI would have turned out the same mares turned out to be fantasies. if I had grown up today, with the Maybe I should do this more ofworld and every possible distracten. Probably not though. ARTS@ tion at my fingertips. DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM Luckily, I had thought ahead ON TWITTER @DNARTSDESK and made plans with a buddy to
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rosenquist: from 5 ple laugh, then I’m glad I decided to bring it up.’” While Rosenquist stays away from full-length stories on stage, she said she uses comedy to address her own experiences, specifically from growing up in a devout Catholic household. “When I first started out I had more of a focus,” she said. “I grew up religious and I’m not religious, so a lot of my jokes kind of spurred from there. But now I’m trying to move away from that. I still have plenty of those, but now there’s more observational and random thoughts, quicker punchlines — in between a story and a one-liner.” But don’t expect Rosenquist to launch into any impromptu routines. “I am the worst joke-teller in real life,” she said. “I can’t tell a joke to regular people. I stumble my words. But something about being on stage and having practiced helps a lot.” Preparing for a routine, even a five-minute time slot, takes time and concentration. A joke could come at any time and Rosenquist keeps a file of material on her phone for reference. Perhaps contrary to popular belief that comedians are eternal fountains of effortless humor, Rosenquist said stand-up routines are meticulously planned, sometimes at the 11th hour.
“They’re open mics; I have class right before that and instead of paying attention, I think of all the jokes I want to do that night,” she said. And though it started recreationally, comedy quickly became more than an occasional hobby for Rosenquist. “When I first started doing it, I thought, ‘Oh this could be fun every once in a while,’” she said. “But then I’ve been getting a lot of shows, and it’s been going really well, and I’m taking improv classes, now. So I want to keep doing it.” A consistent stand-up schedule, combined with duties as a resident assistant at The Village campus apartments and engineering coursework (notorious as one of the most demanding majors on campus) means Rosenquist rarely slows down. “I’ve always been really involved in several things and sometimes it’s super stressful, but when I have time I’m less productive, because then I just waste it,” she said. But calculus and limited sleep aren’t the only conflicts Rosenquist confronted when committing to comedy. “Comics in general are kind of jealous, competitive,” she said. “Normally you’d think it’d be ‘Oh, you’re funny too; let’s all be funny together,’ but with this
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Rosenquist sits in a corner booth at Duffy’s Tavern before her stand-up performance. She does open mic comedy twice a week at Duffy’s and at Barley Street Tavern in Omaha. stuff, it’s competitive like, ‘I don’t even like his jokes! How is he getting laughs?’ There’s plenty of cool people and everyone gets
along generally, but there’s a lot of cattiness that goes into comedy. I did not think it was going to be that way, but apparently it is.”
But initially, the biggest opposition came from herself. “I have serious stage anxiety,” Rosenquist said. “That’s another
reason I’m doing it, too, to get over that, and it helps a lot. Now I feel more comfortable on stage because it’s gone better, and I’ve gotten laughs, and it’s not as scary as it used to be.” Regardless of the success she has seen in both Lincoln and Omaha, as well as emerging as a serious contender for the upcoming competition, Clash of the Comics, Thursday at Omaha’s Funnybone club, Rosenquist said she’s not counting on a career in comedy. “It’d be cool, but I don’t want to put all my eggs in that basket,” she said. “So I’ll just keep doing both, and keep pursuing comedy too, and see where it takes me.” Rosenquist said she can’t describe exactly what draws her to stand-up comedy, but slowly and surely, the once-intimidating stage at Duffy’s on Mondays is becoming her second home. “Hearing laughs on stage is one of the best feelings and it definitely keeps me coming back,” Rosenquist said. “The first set I ever did, the lights were so bright I couldn’t see anything. It’s like that every time, now, which is good, because I can’t see people‘s faces, so I’m just in my room again.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com on twitter @dnartsdesk
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Cory Soukup and Dominic Ciafolo wrote and directed “Everyone is an Asshole in Hell,” their theatrical debut, shown at the New Artist Festival earlier this month. When it was time to cast the play, they held open auditions instead of simply picking their friends to fill the roles, like many productions do. Including Soukup, who acted in the play as the father, all but two of the actors were film majors with limited acting experience. Brenna Hill, Meghan Modrovsky, Logan Lee and Nathan Hansen were cast after auditions. The two women in the play were the only performance majors involved, which greatly improved the acting quality, they said. “We (film majors) did well enough that it wasn’t distractingly
bad,” Soukup said. The separation between film and theater students hurts both majors, Soukup and Ciofalo said, and in Ciofalo’s view, collaboration could improve the acting value in student film work and framing and lighting on stages in the student theater. “We’re a part of the same school, but no one ever thinks of it that way,” Ciofalo said. “You have to actually walk outside to get to the theater side, so I feel like that’s part of the psychological barrier. It’s just that the film kids really don’t consider working with the theater side of things.”
Soukup particularly enjoyed the boundaries of theater compared to film. “With film, it’s almost daunting because you can literally do anything as long as you have time,” he said. “The limitations of theater help you focus on the characters and jokes.” Clearly, the film duo’s collaboration with theater was a success. Compliments about the play have come from strangers recognizing Soukup’s roommate and other unexpected sources — the favorite being two “frat bros” Ciofalo overheard at NAF gradually admitting their love for “Every-
body is an Asshole in Hell.” “That wasn’t so bad.” “Yeah, I kind of liked it.” “Yeah, the last one was pretty good.” “I liked the last one a lot.” “It was so good.” “That one part was hilarious!” “I loved it!” As Ciofalo and Soukup are working on very different capstone projects, their ideas for more plays are taking form. Ciofalo said working together on another play is “unavoidable whether we like it or not.” ARTS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM ON TWITTER @DNARTSDESK
that will help you out. Vultures may be circling overhead, but the more you study, the more they will beTyler Keown gin to understand their meal is not yet ready. Find interesting places to As the semester study, like at a coffee shop you’ve comes to an end, it never been to, or at the beach. Studying is great at the Nebraska is important to hold beaches. on, not give up If things aren’t going well, try and focus on the bigger picture. Remember that we are but specks in the The skies have filled with fire. Look up. It’s an omen, the dark eye of the universe. Remember that when we have all died and faded to smoke clashing with the white clouds. The birds can hardly fly, the finest dust, tests will not matter. Love will also not matter. And memotheir vision so impeded by the flames. The smell is unbelievable, ries? Nah. All that stuff doesn’t matter, but Dead Week especially does like burnt hair and ammonia. not matter when you are but dust in Dead Week is coming. I am not prepared. You are not the swirling cosmic wind. If that doesn’t work, maybe conprepared. How could we be? School is always busy, no matter who you sider giving in. There’s no shame are or what you study. In a month in losing if you were never favored already ruined by a stubborn Mother to come on top. We’re all gonna fall Nature, it’s easy to get lost in work, down eventually, might as well trip only to look up and see Dead Week now, under your own control. You approaching fast, your wide eyes re- can try to have grace and poise, then. If you’re reading and thinking flecting its headlights. “No way, Jose, I’m gonna stay in colBut that’s (sort of) OK. lege and be a docI’m reappropritor one day!” then ating my column to Dead week you’re probably gohelp you get through ing to survive Dead ...doesn’t Dead Week. DurWeek. You have the ing the actual Dead matter when you spirit of a champion, Week, I’ll be back to the norm, a familiar are but dust in the like a prize fighter or an angry bee. You comfort to you as ... cosmic wind.” are going to walk up you slug your way to Dead Week and through the worst sting the hell out of moments of the semester. The first rule of survival is to keep it. The big key to getting through your eyes closed whenever you can. Dead Week is all around you, but is it next week will be having faith, mostly in yourself. inside you? It depends. Make sure you understand that Are you a weak person? Stop bethis week is part of the process. ing a weak person. Dead Week will For a life of success, love and hapseep into your mind and you will lose piness, you need a college degree. all that you’ve come to love. In reality (and also in space), it’s And money. You need both of those things. important to not let Dead Week conCheck back next week when I sume you. You should focus and deal with what you need to deal with, watch an elementary school playbut find time to think about other ground from afar, then report my things, like an episode of whatever findings. tyler keown is a on Netflix, or how long it’ll take you sophomore journalism to explain your grades to your parmajor. reach him at arts@ ents. dailynebraskan.com. Actually studying is something
effects: from 5 ing,” he said. “But Ang Lee standing up there taking all the credit for creative work done by Bill Westenhofer and crew, and then, the biggest slap, the Cinematography award going to the bluescreen photographer, that was just insane.” Capizzi said the confusions that allow such scenes to happen evince a dramatic oversight on part of the Academy and in general. “I am not in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, but ... I have seen firsthand the lack of technical knowledge these people possess,” he said. “It is probably good publicity that ‘Pi’ got the Oscar for Cinematography, but it makes my stomach hurt when I think about why this happened. It happened because the voters saw the shot and thought, ‘Wow, great photography.’”
Compounding the issue, in the industry as a whole, is that this visual effects work is done in some of the most demanding of conditions. “Here we are living in the United States and we keep thinking ‘Well, we’ve got all these great labor laws,’” Kolbe said. “But in animation and visual effects or in gaming, those guys are working 120 hours a week, every week. They’re done with their 40-hour work week by Day Two. It’s very, very taxing. And they give a lot of themselves in order to make those movies look the way they do,
because they love what they do.” The industry is set up so that work is done by visual effects artists for a blanket fee, Kolbe said. Regardless of the length of a shot or how much work each shot takes, the number of shots determines the charge. If shots are added later, there is no overage compensation. “If you go to McDonald’s and say ‘this is my order’ and they go ‘this is how much the order is’ and you go ‘oh, can I have one more cheeseburger?,’ they’re going to charge you,” he said. “But the visual effects houses aren’t necessarily allowed to do that.” While Rhythm & Hues has recently become the face of this issue, the problem is industry-wide. Digital Domain, the visual effects company behind “X-Men,” “Titanic” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” filed for bankruptcy last year, and Kolbe said no company is immune. “As visual effects artists, or animators or game designers, we’re all keenly aware that any one of these companies can go down at a moment’s notice,” he said. “The profit margins are so narrow for the people who actually work on the film. The people who make all the money aren’t the people who work on the movies, the people who make all the money are the studios. Yes, they’re footing the bill, but they can easily afford to share some of that market.” Subsidies complicate the landscape even further. Companies have
they don’t have the labor laws and they can actually work people around the clock with no overtime.” Studios get a kickback for making a project in these locations that offer subsidies. The visual effects houses, though, don’t see these bonuses. “This is where it gets infuriating,” Kolbe said. “The studios are getting a kickback from whatever country is saying ‘hey, we’ll pay you to come here and make this movie,’” he said. “Then the studios go ‘we want you to make this in Vancouver because they’re going to give us a great kickback. Well, if Rhythm & Hues doesn’t have a studio in Vancouver, it is up to Rhythm & Hues to spend money to go put an office in Vancouver and fill it with artists, thereby taking up more of their money.”
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Claudio Miranda of “Life of Pi” accepting the 2012 cinematography Oscar was a specific point of contention with visual effects artists, who emphasized the vast digital work performed after shooting. incentive to contract overseas visual effects companies, though this fact alone is just a piece of the puzzle. “The problem is not that some of these scenes or films are being done overseas,” Kolbe said. “They have
talented artists as well. The problem comes in with the other globalization problems that happen in other industries. They’re being sent overseas not because they have more talent. They’re being sent overseas because
The fact that studios are now so mobile speaks to the increasingly lower cost of production in general. “Hollywood is no longer the absolute Mecca for making movies,” Endacott said. “The industry still resides there, but with more and more states offering incentives, robust film communities are becoming the norm across the country.” But Kolbe said it’s the transient way of operating that is bad for artists and affects entire communities. “Studios, because of subsidies, are facilitating this environment that
makes it very hard for these people to have families,” Kolbe said. “It’s very hard for communities to grow. Because the way that a community grows is by having people that live there and want to be there and that work there, and whose jobs keep them there so they can be a member of the community and helps it grow.” As Rhythm & Hues finishes up its last two projects — Capizzi said the crews are “down to a skeleton finalizing the final shots” — the company is officially under new ownership. Though the international offices are not now in danger of closure, Capizzi said the plan now is to get the Los Angeles office as small as possible. “The cat is out of the bag on getting digital assets over the internet,” he said. “The unions, the guilds, the will of the collective people will not stop this. If we want a champion that will get VFX jobs to stay in the USA, we should hire ‘Anonymous’ to shut down the pipeline to international studios.” With studios as the only winners, the hope is that the cycle of the current visual effects system ends soon. “This is hurting an entire industry,” Kolbe said. “Then it’s hurting the countries that are bringing the jobs them, because if someone outbids them, that country’s screwed. It’s a never-ending cycle. It’s the snake eating the tail of the same snake.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com on twitter @dnartsdesk
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muessel: from 10 basketball conference. If that’s not enough, at least come for a chance to throw a crumpled up Runza wrapper at Tom Izzo’s troll of a son, who heckles opposing fans from court level. There’s nothing quite like watching basketball within earshot of the players. You’re also within earshot of the Haymarket, downtown Lincoln’s not-so-hidden gem that’s about to get a lot better with Pinnacle Bank Arena’s debut. The bars, hotels and restaurants will come, don’t worry about that. For the time being, it looks like there will be wings, pizza and Twin Peaks (for those of you into mediocre food and shame). The real fun hangs in the balance of the fate of “The Yard,” an open-courtyard collective of bars and restaurants similar to Kansas City’s Power & Light district. After spending a St. Patrick’s Day inside this beautiful, U-shaped venue, I’ll take the stand and testify for the allowance of open alcohol containers in this “Yard.” Thanks to some legislation from Sen. Colby Coash, that decision is
track: from 10 ther the Kansas Relays or the Mt. SAC Relays that begin on Thursday. High jumper James White’s condition is undisclosed, but Pepin did have a comment. “James hasn’t been able to practice virtually any, or very, very little since before the indoor conference meet,” Pepin said. Dapo Akinmoladun and Bjorn Barrefors are not going to compete this week. Janis Leitis will be a game-time decision. “We still have a few walking wounded,” Pepin said, Despite loosing a few top competitors, the Huskers are optimistic about the four-day meet. Going into the meet, the competition appears to be stacked, but the Huskers are ready for the challenge. “My goal would be to hit 53 feet again, like I did last week because after you have a big PR (personal record) it is hard to replicate that again,” Jackson said. “It would be great to go out and PR again, but I know that doesn’t always happen.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
Count me in for a beer and buffalo wings after a little Big Ten basketball on a Friday night.” in the hands of city council now (which is a good thing). Count me in for a beer and buffalo wings after a little Big Ten basketball on a Friday night. Make that a Boulevard Wheat with a lemon if ya got it. Don’t care about the Big Ten? Fine. Can’t afford a beer on a patio after the game? I’ve been there. At least go for the chance to be a witness. This season, I saw Dylan Talley sink Iowa in the waning seconds of a home game. I got to watch Nebraska upset Minnesota in the final Husker game in the Devaney Center. No one can
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dn Big ten homeroom baseball 1. Indiana (26-7 Overall, 8-4 Big Ten):
Although the Hoosiers were swept in a series against Michigan State, they only lost by one in each game and Indiana still has the most conference wins. Plus, the Hoosiers are the only ranked team in the Big Ten conference, coming in at No. 19 this week. If Indiana has trouble with Michigan this weekend, the discussion for the No. 1 team in the Big Ten will begin; right now there is no clear conference leader.
6. Nebraska (14-19, 8-4):
Nebraska, a team that usually has its way at home, gave up two out of three games in a home series against Ohio State. The Huskers hit the road against Purdue before hosting a conference series against Indiana.
7. Illinois (22-10, 5-4):
Another team that was fortunate enough to get a sweep against a conference foe this past weekend was the Fighting Illini. Helping Illinois in the sweep against Purdue was Big Ten Player of the Week, senior outfielder Justin Parr, who hit for the cycle in 2. Ohio State (23-11, 7-5): The Buckeyes made a statement defeating Ne- the series finale, going 4-5 with four RBI and four braska in two out of the three games last week- runs scored. end. Closing out the series was senior left-hander Brian King, who pitched seven shutout innings 8. Northwestern (14-13, 4-8): against the Huskers Sunday in the 7-4 victory. King The Wildcats, one of three teams to be swept last also received the honor of Big Ten Co-Pitcher of weekend, struggled at home against Minnesota by allowing 17 runs in the series. The next conference the Week for the first time in his career. series for Northwestern is another at home against Michigan, who has won nine of its last 10 games. 3. Minnesota (22-13, 7-2): Not only did the Gophers sweep Northwestern last weekend, but Minnesota coach John Anderson, 9. Purdue (11-22, 4-8): the winningest coach in Big Ten baseball history, Last weekend, Purdue’s pitching staff had its hands won his 500th career game Sunday against the full against Illinois, giving up 17 runs in two out of the three games on the road. Next on the conferWildcats. ence schedule is a home series with Nebraska.
4. Michigan (20-14, 7-2):
Michigan went 4-0 last week, including a sweep against Penn State. Receiving Big Ten Freshman of the Week was shortstop Travis Maezes. Maezes hit .545 in the weekend series against the Nittany Lions. It was also the first time he was named freshman of the week, and is the second week in a row that a Wolverine was given the honor, last week being Evan Hill.
5. Michigan State (21-11, 5-4):
The Spartans turned a lot of heads in the Big Ten when they swept Indiana. Senior ace Andrew Waszak went eight innings in the 2-1 win against the former No. 12 team in the country. He threw five strikeouts and only surrendered one run against the Hoosiers.
10. Iowa (12-18, 2-7):
The only team that didn’t face any Big Ten opponents last week was Iowa. Instead, it was swept by Kansas State in a weekend non-conference series. The Hawkeyes return to Big Ten play this week on the road against Penn State, and if the team is swept again, Iowa will be dead last in the Big Ten conference.
11. Penn State (7-24, 0-9):
Last week, the Nittany Lions failed to get their first conference win again, this time at the hands of Michigan. This week, the team will try to catch fire in a home series against Iowa, who has also had its own struggles in Big Ten play.
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Brook Thomason (18) celebrates with teammate Taylor Edwards (12) during Tuesday’s doubleheader against Minnesota. The Huskers knocked off the Gophers in both games.
No. 18 Nebraska takes over 2nd place in Big Ten josh kelly dn
until the bottom of sixth inning. to bring in junior Taylor Edwards. Nebraska loaded the bases with Then in the fifth inning, Edwards two outs and Tatum Edwards at hit a solo home run to give her the plate. On the first pitch, she hit team life by tying the game up. The No. 18 Husker softball team Later in the inning, with the a grand slam to give her team the swept the Minnesota Gophers at bases loaded, Husker freshman 4-0 lead and eventually the win. Bowlin Stadium in Lincoln TuesDawna Tyson came in as a pinch The grand slam marked Tatum’s day in a doubleheader that was hitter and was hit by a pitch to eighth home run of the season, postponed from last week. second most on the team. drive in a run, giving Nebraska Both teams are in the top tier of a 3-2 lead. The Huskers retained With a double play and a the Big Ten conference. Nebraska their lead behind the Lockman, strikeout in the seventh inning, entered the night 30-9 overall and the Huskers retained its lead 8-3 in Big Ten play, and the Go- who earned her 12th win of the phers were 26-13 overall and half a season in the first matchup. Ne- against Minnesota. Tatum Edbraska coach Rhonda Revelle wards earned her 20th win of game ahead of the Huskers in the was impressed on how game one the season and is now 20-6 after conference standings with a 9-3 reended. a solid performance both offencord in the Big Ten. The winner of “The way we closed out the sively and defensively, which the first game would take second first game with what seemed like wowed her teammates, including place in the Big Ten conference. a base hit when Brooke threw the senior outfielder Brooke ThomaThe Huskers ended up on top with runner out at first was a real mo- son. a 3-2 victory. mentum changer,” Revelle said. “It was very exciting,” ThomThe Gophers struck first in the “It was good softball from both ason said. “Minnesota is a very top of the third inning after freshteams.” good team. We knew coming into man Kayla Wenner hit a ball deep Game two started out slow, this game that it would be a good over the center field fence for a but Nebraska came out on top 4-0. game. Our pitchers did a good job solo home run after battling in a On the mound, keeping the throwing strikes and Tatum Ed3-2 count with NU freshman rightGophers in check was junior ace wards did very well, especially hander Emily Lockman. Later in the inning, there was Tatum Edwards. Edwards, the hitting.” team’s leader in wins (19), was After the doubleheader, the another solo home run, this time in command against Minnesota’s Huskers sit in second place in the from sophomore Kaitlyn Richardson to give her team a 2-0 lead lineup, using a deadly changeup Big Ten and will continue conferto give her nine strikeouts on the ence play on the road against Purover the Huskers. mound and only allowing three due this coming up weekend. Nebraska answered back The in New hits YorkinTimes Syndication Sales Corporation sports@ the outing. the bottom of the frame with 620 a Eighth New York, N.Y.up 10018 dailynebraskan.com TheAvenue, game was scoreless bunt from freshman Hailey Decker
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A Nebraska pitcher throws toward the plate Tuesday night. Kyle Kubat, Tyler Niederklein and Dylan Vogt pitched a no-hitter against No. 10 Arkansas Tuesday night, the first no-hitter in 20 years for NU. of that. Kyle’s been through a lot. It’s been frustrating for him, he’s been working his tail off to get healthy and throw strikes and have a good outing.” The No. 10 Razorbacks, who held the best ERA in the country (1.72) going into Tuesday’s doubleheader, allowed three Husker runs on five hits. “As shocked as I was that we nohit them,” Erstad said, “I was more shocked that we got five hits off of them. They’re just a phenomenal pitching staff.” Making a season debut, a combined no-hitter with no atypical soreness is a confidence boost for pitchers, but Kubat credited the win to an all-around team effort. “That’s something pretty special,” Kubat said of his no-hitter. “It’s good to be a part of it and good to get a team win.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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3 Husker pitchers throw no-hitter Tuesday kyle cummings dn
Blake Headley follows through on a hit during the eighth inning of the second game against No. 10 Arkansas Tuesday night. Headley’s hit ended up over the rightfield fence to give Nebraska the lead against the Razorbacks, completing the two-game sweep.
razor sharp Huskers shock Arkansas in two games Tuesday
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ith the help of a staff no-hitter and some timely hitting, Nebraska pulled off a doubleheader sweep of Arkansas Tuesday night. The Huskers - facing the preseason No. 1 team in the nation led by their former coach - churned out a gritty performance on a cold night at Haymarket Park. Facing the No. 1 pitching staff in the nation (by ERA), the Huskers knew they were in for a dog fight, and the team used a couple of its best allaround games of the year to beat the Razorbacks 3-0 and 4-2. “I told our guys, I’ll give you the bad news first,” Nebraska coach Darin Erstad said after the game. “Now, you’ve just shown me what you are capable of in a mid-week game. On the good side of it, I’m proud of my boys. They came out and battled through some tough weather.” In the first game, Nebraska only recorded five hits - but it was able to push three runs across the plate - more than enough to beat the hitless Razorbacks. Sophomore Kyle Kubat - making his first appearance and start of the season - went five innings for the Huskers before giving way to seniors Tyler Niederklein and Dylan Vogt, who closed the game without allowing a hit.
The no hitter was Nebraska’s first since March 6, 1993, when the staff combined to throw one against Peru State. Erstad said the way his pitchers played caught him a bit off guard, especially Kubat, who was coming off a bout with shoulder soreness. “Kyle’s been through a lot,” the coach said. “He’s been working his tail off, and to see him go out there healthy and throw strikes, have a good outing, I’m really proud of him to get through all of this.” Behind three early runs, the Huskers coasted to victory in game one. In game two, Brandon Pierce started for Nebraska on the hill, and was aided by the Husker offense in the fourth inning when the Huskers broke out to a 1-0 lead with an RBI single from first baseman Kash Kalkowski. The hit knocked designated hitter Michael Pritchard in from third base after the sophomore had reached base on a rare infield double. The Razorbacks struck right back in the next half inning. A solo homer from leadoff man Jacob Mahan tied the game up at one apiece in the top of the fifth, and the score stayed that way until the eighth. “They were the top pitching staff in the nation, so we knew they were going to be good,” Husker first baseman Kash Kalkowski said.
“With our hitters, it was just about competing.” It took a pinch-hit bomb from Blake Headley to break the tie in the bottom of the eighth. The sophomore’s shot over the right field wall gave Nebraska a 2-1, and the Huskers would add another couple runs before the end of the inning to make it 4-1. “I was telling Ty Kildow that once Blake gets to first, you are going to run for him, and Jake Placzek was going to play first,” Erstad said of his actions immediately prior to Headley’s home run. “But lets just say Blake blew that up, and I’ll take that. That’s fine.” Josh Roeder didn’t exactly make quick work of Arkansas in the ninth, giving up a run and three hits, but his stuff was good enough to give Nebraska the win and complete the doubleheader sweep. “Now our guys have been there,” Erstad said. “They’ve beaten a ranked team, been in a tight game and found a way to get it done. The more experience you have in those situations, the more confident you can be when you are in them again.” Nebraska is back in action Friday night when it goes on the road to take on Purdue for a three-game weekend series. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
For being out 33 games with shoulder soreness, Kyle Kubat’s arm held up just fine against the No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks Tuesday. After the sophomore left-handed pitcher turned away the first six Arkansas hitters, Kubat knew he had something special. Working only a fastball and changeup, Kubat’s five innings and three strike outs combined with senior pitcher Tyler Niederklein’s twoand-a-third hitless innings and senior pitcher Dylan Vogt’s inning-and-two thirds gave Nebraska the eighth nohitter in school history. The last time Nebraska recorded a no-hitter was in 1993 against Peru State, while the most recent Division 1 team the Huskers no-hit was Oklahoma in 1981. “We were a little antsy,” Kubat said. “We were just trying to keep our composure. I don’t think anybody said, ‘We have a no-hitter,’ which is good. If they did, we’ll find out and we’ll probably beat them up or something.” Other than a walk in the third inning, Kubat threw a perfect game through four innings. To start the fifth, the Waterloo native retired two batters before hitting Arkansas’ Isaach Hellbusch. Kubat turned to the next batter, Jean Ramirez. Kubat’s pitch was out of control and Hellbusch advanced to second. The no-hit bid remained alive, however, as Ramirez grounded out to end the inning. Because Kubat was just coming back from shoulder soreness, Nebraska coach Darin Erstad didn’t want to overthrow him. Through five innings, Kubat had thrown 60 pitches – the target Darin Erstad had set previously for his pitcher. So in the sixth inning, Erstad brought in Niederklein. “(Kubat) hasn’t thrown that much,” Erstad said. “There was no chance we were going to throw him any longer today.” While Erstad had no second thoughts about pulling the lefty hurler, Kubat was itching for more, he said. “I wanted to get out there, but I understand the coaching staff,” Kubat said. “It was good to get out there for five innings, did all I could, I left it out there and came out with a win.” As the starter left the game, he had no worries about losing a no-hitter bid, he said. In fact, the only words of advice he gave his teammate were to “have fun” and “throw strikes,” Kubat said. “I didn’t say anything about the no-hitter,” Kubat said. “But if it didn’t happen, then it wouldn’t have bothered me. Just get a win.” Niederklein, an Omaha native, picked up right where Kubat left off in the fifth inning, as he shut down seven batters, including a strike out. In the eighth inning, Erstad went to the bullpen one more time, calling in the senior right-hander, Vogt. Vogt finished the no-hitter by turning away four batters, walking one. “I think Kyle really set the tone early,” Erstad said. “Guys just fed off
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Haymarket offers student entertainment There are just too many good things to come from snatching up a seat at that new arena.” Grant Muessel To anyone who can explain to me why there’s still thousands of Nebraska basketball season tickets left: I’m all ears. There are just too many good things to come from snatching up a seat at that new arena, and this is coming from someone who doesn’t consider himself a big basketball fan. You’ve got a college-level sporting event in second-most popular sport in the NCAA, which alone is reason enough to dive in head-first. The price isn’t bad; it’ll leave room in the budget (yes, a poor college underling’s budget) for the amenities going up around the arena. And if this Tim Miles character is half as good as I believe him to be, you could witness the re-
constructed era of strength in Nebraska sports. Did I mention that it’s a college basketball game? For us poor college students, the cost comes out to less than $3 per game. If my math is right, that’s about six fewer Keystone Lights each week. For the football loons, it comes down to this: Less than one-third the price of your student football tickets for nearly three times as many games. And it’s college basketball! You may not see the resurgence of Husker basketball in the arena’s first year (Miles is a good coach, not Anne Sullivan), but you’ll get to see almost all the teams from the nation’s best
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NU travels to largest meet of the year Kansas hosts event with a number of track and field teams this week jacy lewis dn The Nebraska track and field team will be attending the Kansas Relays, one of the largest meets in the country. The meet will begin on Wednesday and finish Saturday. The Huskers will travel down to Lawrence, Kan., where some of the top teams in the country will compete. Action will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday and the meet won’t be scored. The event is four days because there is a wide range of competition. Nebraska track and field coach Gary Pepin understands the magnitude of these meets for the schools hosting them. “The reason that they last so long is because typically it isn’t just for university athletes,” Pepin said. “It is for high school athletes, junior college athletes, professional athletes that are out of school, and they have all the events, plus additional relay events and the multi events.” Kansas is ranked No. 1 on the women’s side and is hosting the meet. Texas A&M, Oregon, LSU, Florida, Arizona, Texas, Arizona
State, Stanford, Arkansas, Clemson, Georgia, UCF, Washington, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Baylor, Illinois, Auburn, UCLA, Colorado, Oklahoma and Penn State are all attending the meet. Every team is ranked in the top 25 in the nation for either men’s or women’s. Nebraska is one of three Big Ten teams, while five Big 12 squads and five SEC teams are competing. The Huskers are coming off a strong weekend at home where the team won 20 event titles and achieved multiple season-bests. Annie Jackson won the women’s shot put with a season-best throw of 53-1. She is currently ranked No. 25 in the nation and second in the Big Ten. “I feel excited because I know that there is going to be some good competition at KU,” Jackson said. Jackson is still working on transitioning to outdoor competition, but this last home meet helped her. “I’m continuing to work on the same things since transitioning to outdoors,” Jackson said. “I hope that by continuing to work on a couple of things each week, they will become a habit and I won’t have to really think about it anymore.” Some Huskers are still not competing due to injuries, but most will be competing at ei-
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Husker track and field coach Gary Pepin shakes hands with jumper James White. NU competes in the Kansas Relays this week.