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Dress code in works for ‘Railyard’ district downtown
Husker alums win annual Red-White scrimmage
monday, august 26, 2013 volume 113, issue 002
Associate Director of Bands at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Anthony M. Falcone conducts the Cornhusker Marching Band during a concert at Memorial Stadium to welcome new students on Friday.
Photos by Morgan Spiehs
Cheerleaders lead the new class of 2017 in traditional Husker cheers during a welcoming pep rally for the students at Memorial Stadium on Friday.
husker nation Class of 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students run onto Tom Osborne Field on Friday as a part of their welcome to the university before their first week of college classes.
Cornhusker Marching Band member Kevin Palu is carried by his bandmates after winning a competitive game challenging the band members’ footwork during a concert at Memorial Stadium on Friday.
Agency demands Big Red Welcome stirs involvement fly requests from UNL drone lab Colleen Fell dn
FAA temporarily grounds programs, says continued research must be authorized Robby Korth DN Matt Waite won’t say drone journalism is “grounded” by the Federal Aviation Administration. The founder of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Drone Journalism Lab said a July 10 letter from the FAA stating the lab needs a certificate of authorization to continue making stories using drones doesn’t mean op-
erations will come to a screeching halt. The FAA took notice of two YouTube videos created by researchers outlining Nebraska’s 2012 drought and what drone journalism looks like from the ground. During the making of the video, the drone journalism researchers had followed FAA regulations that include flying no higher than 400 feet and away from populated areas. The FAA will take at least 60 days to process a request to fly. In order to be authorized, the applicant must be part of a public entity, fly in unrestricted airspace — which rules out flying over cities or towns — and fly the aircraft specified in the application within two years of submission.
drones: see page 5
The annual Welcome Festival Street Fair was held Sunday evening as part of Big Red Welcome at the University of NebraskaLincoln. The event, which took place in the Stadium Loop outside of Memorial Stadium, consisted of more than 300 booths sponsored by UNL clubs and local retailers. New Student Enrollment hosted the street fair. Pat McBride, director of NSE, said there are not records of exact numbers of attendees, but they estimate about 10,000 people each year. Planning for the event begins long before the fall semester. McBride said a committee of seven NSE members is responsible for planning Big Red Welcome, a three-day event at UNL that includes a pep rally for new students and a tunnel walk in Memorial Stadium. The street fair is the final event of the weekend. Big Red Welcome has been a part of UNL tradition since 1990. However, the event used to be only one day, called Freshman
big red welcome: see page 2 Friday. Previously, the event was
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Chase Blazek, a senior computer science major, tries his best to stay on his feet at Big Red Welcome Sunday. Walking on water inside an orb is a challenge sponsored by Campus Impact from Lincoln Berean Church.
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School of Music lands historic $8 million donation Mara Klecker DN Current and future music majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be singing praise after a recent $8 million donation from alumnus Glenn Korff. This is the largest donation the School of Music has received in its almost 120-year history, according to Charles O’Connor, endowed dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced the gift at the annual Hixson-Lied college faculty convocation on Aug. 20. The proposed renaming of the building to the Glenn Korff School of Music was also announced, though the change is pending approval from the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.
The money will create a permanently endowed fund, with the expected $500,000 annual income going toward student, faculty and program support. Although discussions are still in the works to decide exactly what the gift will fund, Lucy Buntain Comine, special projects director at the University of Nebraska Foundation, said the funds will be divided into three categories. Twenty-five percent will go to student support, 25 percent will go to faculty support and 50 percent will go to programmatic support, Buntain Comine said in an email. Faculty will decide how the $4 million set aside for programming will be spent on current programs and new curriculum development. “Whether new programs will be established or existing pro-
grams will be strengthened, we expect this gift to be transformative for our music program,” O’Connor said in an email. “We look forward to formulating a strategy based on the wonderful opportunity that this gift gives us.” Both O’Connor and Buntain Comine agree the donation will serve as a selling point for prospective students and raise the School of Music’s national profile, a point Perlman highlighted in his comments at the announcement last Tuesday. “The support of the School of Music represented in this gift from Mr. Korff is truly gamechanging,” Perlman said. “It will be used to close the gap between a great School of Music and one that is a beacon of greatness on a national, if not international, scale.” The chancellor also comment-
“Glenn Korff will change their lives and help them realize their dreams.” lucy buntain comine university of nebraska foundation special projects director
ed on Korff’s history of giving to UNL. In partnership with his brother Ken Korff, he recently provided $2.5 million to support the new College of Business Administration. Glenn has also do-
nated $2 million to the Centennial Mall renovation project. Korff, a Hebron native and fourth-generation Nebraskan, graduated from UNL in 1965 with a chemistry degree. He was involved in Sigma Phi Epsilon and found his passion for performance when he became a set designer for Kosmet Klub, a male musical and theatrical group he continues to support. After graduating from UNL, Korff went on to receive an MBA in finance from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and establish a career in finance and investing. Now retired from Goldman Sachs, Korff lives in Boulder, Colo. Attaching Korff’s name to UNL’s School of Music is a step both Perlman and O’Connor said they are honored to take. “We will be proud to link in
perpetuity the name of Glenn Korff with our School of Music and the outstanding programs and performances it provides,” Perlman said at the announcement ceremony. Perlman went on to thank Korff for “his generosity, his vision and his partnership in building an even greater university.” Buntain Comine said it is important that current and future UNL music students understand and share this gratitude and pride. “I want the students and faculty to understand and appreciate the generosity of one amazing, remarkable man,” Buntain Comine said. “Glenn Korff will change their lives and help them realize their dreams.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
Perlman encourages students to share their ‘PerlStatuses’ Reece ristau dn University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman’s “boss status” has a new name: PerlStatus. In the newest installment of the university’s social mediacentered campaign to attract students, Perlman is inviting high school students to tweet and Instagram photos of themselves with the hashtag “PerlStatus.” He and a panel of judges will choose two winners to be flown into Lincoln during Homecoming week to be part of the next “Perls of Knowledge” video. All posts must be made by noon on Sept. 3. The two winning photos will be announced on Sept. 4, according to the Perls of Knowledge website. The contest comes after a series of videos Perlman released in the spring 2013 semester, featuring himself playing Angry Birds, interacting with Lil’ Red and discussing reality TV star Honey Boo Boo. “We hope to engage students and particularly prospective students,” Perlman said. “We’re excited to see what their submissions will be.” Examples of photos and posts that warrant a “PerlStatus” post,
according to the Web post by Perlman, are events such as getting an A on a test or eating a dozen cheeseburgers in one sitting. Winners will receive a campus tour and two nights of lodging and meals downtown for themselves and a guardian. Official rules and details can be found at unl.edu. In March, the Watchdog Nebraska organization released an article revealing that UNL paid local advertising firm Archrival $40,000 to produce the campaign. Perlman said it’s worth the price tag. “Growing enrollment is easier to keep student costs down,” Perlman said. Peter Helstrom, a sophomore computer science major, said he thinks the campaign is good for the school. “It’s definitely something different, but in a good way,” Helstrom said. “It shows how fun UNL is and is entertaining at the same time.” Perlman said the contest is about connecting with current and new students in an engaging way. “The university is a serious place where serious work goes on, but this is all for fun.” NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM courtesy photos
Entertainment district dress code faces scrutiny Cristina Woodworth DN Managers in Lincoln’s new outdoor entertainment district have proposed a dress code that would ban cut-off shirts, tank tops and clothing associated with gangs. “We want to create a more sophisticated and mature atmosphere for the young professional we are trying to attract to the area,” said Stefanie Warner, who was hired by WRK Real Estate to oversee the project. The final dress code is still under review by management and will also most likely include any clothing with profanity or any type of clothing or accessory that could be used as a weapon, such as spiked bracelets or long chains, Warner said. The dress code will be enforced in a 51,000-square-foot, horseshoeshaped entertainment and dining district called The Railyard, next to the new Pinnacle Bank Arena in the Haymarket district of downtown Lincoln. The area will include a number of restaurants, bars and shopping and will also host outdoor markets, concerts, Husker tailgating and other events in its 8,000-square-foot courtyard. Several University of Nebraska-Lincoln students said they think the dress code is unnecessary. “I guess I don’t really know a lot about the area or motivations for having a dress code, but I think it sounds a little ridiculous to limit expression in that way,” Becca Grosskurth said, a junior environmental studies major. “Besides, Lincoln is hardly cosmopolitan enough for that.” Kristin Bainbridge, a senior
speech-language pathology major, said having a dress code won’t really help with the overall issue of people being offended by certain clothing items. “There’s always going to be attire that offends people or that they may deem inappropriate,” Bainbridge said. “But that doesn’t mean they need to enforce a dress code. People should be able to wear what they want.” The dress code and other rules of conduct will be enforced by a private security firm hired for the area along with ambassadors and off-duty police officers, Warner said. Individuals who are not compliant will be asked to change or may be asked to leave the premises, she said. “We just really want this to be a family-friendly area,” she said. “We want it to be unique from other areas in Lincoln.” Specifically, Warner said they don’t want the area to become another O Street, a stretch of bars downtown that she said is known for attracting rambunctious crowds of college students on weekend nights. It’s not uncommon for cities to enforce dress codes in their outdoor entertainment districts either, Warner said. Many downtown businesses have their own dress codes about what patrons can and cannot wear as well, she said. “We’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about the dress code, actually,” Warner said. “But, of course, anytime you try to enforce a new rule, it does ruffle some feathers. We think people will eventually see this is a good thing.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
big red welcome: from 1 (The event) gets students aware of all of the clubs here.” jason wendelin
sophomore finance major
held downtown around R Street between 12th and 13th Streets and on 16th Street. The event was later moved to the Stadium Loop because it offered more space. Besides offering students the chance to get free merchandise, the street fair is also a place to sign up for different clubs at UNL. “Even for sophomores, juniors and seniors … you can decide that you want to do something different,” McBride said. “There’s always a time to break out.” Jason Wendelin, a sophomore finance major, said even though he was not looking to join more clubs, he was interested in some booths at the street fair. “(The event) gets students aware of all of the clubs here,” Wendelin said. “Table tennis looked interesting.” Students not only attended the event but were responsible to man each club booth. Kyja Omdahl, a junior accounting major, worked the booth for Young Life, which is a Christian ministry on campus. The street fair is a major promotion event for each club and organization. “We’ve had a dozen or so people sign up so far,” Omdahl said. “It gets our name out there and a lot of kids from out of state
Jacob Clark, a freshman engineering major, tries to complete his 10th pull-up to win a prize in the Marine pull-up challenge at Big Red Welcome in the stadium loop on Sunday.
recognize the name.” Cameron Brei, a sophomore accounting and finance major, manned the booth for the Bowling Club. “We can’t give out scholarships, so this helps to get the name out,” Brei said. The street fair also offers free samples from local vendors such as Raising Cane’s and Red Mango. “Personally, I liked the cotton candy booth,” said Viktoriya Shulyak, a sophomore elementary education major. “Also, it’s still a great place to not only see what activities there are, but also to meet the leaders. And it’s a great place to just meet new people.” matt masin news@ Jon “Super Jon” Vlach busts a move while performing with the dailynebraskan.com UNL Break Dance Club at Big Red Welcome Sunday.
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Students move into their rooms at the Abel-Sandoz Residence Hall on Friday during move-in weekend.
Students impressed with UNL move-in First move-in day runs smoothly as University Suites and Cather Hall open for residents Lis Arneson DN The first day of move-in last Thursday marked the opening of UNL’s newest residence hall University Suites and also the reopening of Cather Hall. Jake Vavak, a freshman elementary education major, moved into University Suites at 18th and R streets on Friday. While Friday was one of the busier move-in days, Vavak said the process went smoothly. “Friday there were a lot of people — it was pretty hectic,” Vavak said. “All the check-in stuff, it was organized well, so it was pretty easy to get through it.” University Suites is UNL’s second suite-style residence hall, after Knoll. The new residence hall is decorated in shades of or-
ange, red, blue and gray. “I’ve been to some of the other dorms, and this one just blows them away,” Vavak said. “Everything is so new and high-tech and modern.” Vavak shares his suite with three other roommates. The room includes a kitchenette, two bedrooms, a living room and a bathroom. Like Knoll, University Suites offers several student lounges, study rooms and game rooms. Vavak said he plans to take advantage of the features University Suites has to offer. “If my roommates are in there and they’re not doing homework, I’ll probably head to a lounge,” Vavak said. “Try and find a quiet place to do some homework. As far as game rooms, playing pool and ping pong … you can’t pass that up.” Kent Nguyen, a freshman exploratory major from Saigon, Vietnam, moved into University Suites on Thursday. Nguyen said he searched for something nontraditional when he signed up for housing. He said his favorite thing about University Suites is how the rooms are separated. “You get roommates and
All the check-in stuff, it was organized well, so it was pretty easy to get through it. Jake vavak
freshman elementary education major
friends but not in the same room,” Nguyen said. Students also moved into Cather Hall, a 50-year-old residence hall that was originally closed in May. It was reopened to meet this year ’s increased demand for campus housing. Six floors of Cather will be used this semester. Ana Martinez, a freshman business administration major, said that although Cather is dated, she likes it. “It’s not that bad,” Martinez said. “I worked here in the summer at (Cather-Pound-Neihardt) and so I kind of knew what I was getting into. The bathrooms are kind of not the best but I would say the rooms are pretty good.” In past years when housing capacity could not meet student demand, student lounges in resi-
dence halls were converted to student rooms. As students left throughout the semester and space became available, students in converted lounges moved into regular rooms. Martinez said she is glad UNL decided to reopen Cather rather than convert student lounges. “I think that would be kind of hard on the person,” Martinez said. “Especially since you’re a freshman, it’s better because then we all get to know each other, like everyone on the floor.” Karli Blank, a freshman psychology major and Martinez’s roommate, said she liked the environment in Cather. “I like it here,” Blank said. “Everybody gets along so well, and I feel like it’s smaller.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
City Campus Choir seeking singers STAFF REPORT DN The University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus Choir is searching for singers. There’s no audition, and the commitment level is low, with just one practice a week and only four to six performances during the school year. Being a music major is not required — all students, faculty, alumni and members of the Lincoln community are all encouraged to join. “If students are interested in having that sense of community, in establishing relationships, but the standards of the music are really high, they should join,” said choir director Matt Hill. Although only in his second
year in directing the UNL City Campus Choir, Hill has been the artistic and executive director of the Sing Omaha choral organization since he founded the it in 2007. Hill also earned his master ’s degree in choral conducting as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma State University in 2012 and is a graduate teaching assistant at UNL, working toward his doctorate in choral conducting. Hill said the choir sings anything from holiday music to classical music, musical theatre or pop arrangements. A few arrangements the choir has sang in the past are Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata and contemporary music by Benjamin Britten and Libby Larsen. But Hill said he’s never ner-
vous about how the choir will sound, without auditioning members. “If someone is brave enough to come, I can presume that they have the skills and desire to contribute at a high level,” Hill said. Practice is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays in room 130 at Westbrook Music Building on UNL’s city campus. Each practice will begin with vocal warm-up exercises before moving onto performance music, and sheet music would be provided for members to take home for practice. “It’s just an awesome group of people, and that’s what I’m excited for,” Hill said. For more information or to sign up, contact director Matt Hill at email@example.com or fac-
for more information when:
7-9 p.m., Thurs-
Westbook Music Building, Room 130 contact: Matt Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Therees Hibbard at email@example.com ulty supervisor Therees Hibbard at firstname.lastname@example.org. NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM
The goal of these donations is to raise enough money to install Cyclists will be able bike pumps at every residence hall as well as the installation of to store bikes in fix-it stations where cyclists can Cook Pavillion perform maintenance on their own bikes. beginning 2 hours Kyle Hansen, coordinator for before kickoff Outdoor Recreation at the Rec Center, said he also expects this service to grow quickly in popularity as the Cook Pavilion has Sarah Cohen ample storage space only located DN a block from Memorial Stadium. “We’re really trying to reach Campus Recreation and the out to different modes of transNebraska Athletic Department portation and make it easier for have found a way to help lessen Husker fans and students to get gameday traffic: a bike valet ser- around,” Hansen said. vice. Members of Bike UNL as Starting Saturday, cyclists well as current employees of the who attend home games can Outdoor Adventures center will safely store their bikes in the be the individuals working the Cook Pavilion for free. This bike valet service. valet service starts When droptwo hours before ping off a bike, It’s really kickoff and cyclists a cyclist will fill have up to one out contact ina peace of hour after the final formation and a whistle to retrieve mind when you photo with their their bikes. bike will be takdon’t need to Jordan Messeren. If a bike isn’t er, assistant direc- worry about theft picked up from tor for Outdoor while you’re at the Cook Pavilion, a Adventures at $35 charge will Campus Recre- game.” be imposed on ation, said he bethe cyclist. lieves Lincoln is a Messerer Jordan Messerer great biking city assistant director said the initiaand as the word tion of this bike gets out regarding valet service is the valet service, he anticipates just another example of UNL’s seeing more than 200 bikes being efforts to make this campus a stored in the Cook Pavilion dur- bike friendly place for cyclers. ing Husker games. UNL received the Silver Bicycle “We’re not going to alleviate Friendly designation from The all of the traffic problems, but League of American Bicyclists this is truly a great convenience in April. This designation was that will help,” Messerer said. evaluated on the basis of the “It’s really a peace of mind when university program’s biking you don’t need to worry about friendly aptitudes; encouragetheft while you’re at the game.” ment, enforcement, engineering, Although the service is free, education, and evaluation of cydonations will be accepted. The cling areas. donations collected through the news@ bike valet service will go to the dailynebraskan.com student organization Bike UNL.
drones: from 1 I’ve kind of come to the realization that this letter is a temporary hindrance to us, (but) in the long run it’s a good thing, Ben Kreimer drone lab researcher
The waiting period creates a real limitation for lab researchers, Waite said. Covering breaking news will be out of the question for the lab as it waits out the lengthy application process. “If we wanted to cover a breaking news event, to do that we’re basically going to have to predict a breaking news event is going to happen on a specific property two to three months in advance, which is impossible,” Waite said. Waite is using the request for an application by the FAA as a learning experience to better educate the world of drone journalism. “We have a responsibility to do this to figure out the process and share what we learn so that (private citizens and news organizations) can figure out to do this when regulations are relaxed,” he said. That’s why Waite and the lab will host the first drone journalism conference at UNL Oct. 24-26. Waite said the lab’s application will be late in the process, and it can spark conversation and ideas about the future of ethics and regulations in drone journalism. A number of schools and publications have already signed up, he said. “There’s a lot of interest in this topic,” Waite said. “This is
an interesting blend in journalism frontier and technology. There are a lot of questions about ethics in journalism and this technology, and we’re really excited that the discussion is going on at UNL.” The letter initially scared another member of the lab, recent graduate and researcher Ben Kreimer. When the lab got the letter, he said he was worried that they were in more trouble than what they experienced in actuality. But now the 24-year-old, much like Waite, is embracing the application process as a learning opportunity. “I’ve kind of come to the realization that this letter is a temporary hindrance to us, (but) in the long run it’s a good thing,” Kreimer said. “It’s giving us an opportunity to engage with the FAA.” Kreimer said the letter won’t slow experimentation in the lab. Kreimer and Waite will continue to test different pieces of technology indoors while waiting for an application to finalize. “We can’t do much story-wise from just flying inside,” Kreimer said. “But at least we can get a sense of the equipment we’re working with.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
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Construction crews strip the Bob Devaney Sports Center floor of its basketball lines on Aug. 14 in preparation for its new volleyball court lines.
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Dress code could drive business away A proposed dress code for Lincoln’s new outdoor entertainment district targets wearers of cut-off shirts, tank tops and clothing associated with gangs. If a plan devised by business managers in The Railyard is adopted, spiked bracelets, long chains and other apparel deemed offensive won’t have any place in the 51,000-square-foot dining, nightlife and shopping area adjacent to Pinnacle Bank Arena. The proposal, outlined in a Monday news story, raises several concerns in the eyes of Daily Nebraskan editorial board members. Specifically, the Daily Nebraskan worries the proposal’s ambiguity will cause those of certain demographics to be unfairly targeted. Much of the apparel deemed unwanted by the managers can be found in college-aged students’ wardrobes. The editorial board fails to see how something as simple as a tank top would detract from the “sophisticated and mature atmosphere” the managers strive to create. Moreover, the dress code appears to be rooted in arbitrary perceptions of the objectionable. Gang-related clothing, for example, could encompass something as simple as a Husker sweatshirt, given the gang-connotations of Nebraska athletics’ primary color. But it’s doubtful the private security firm hired to enforce the restrictions – essentially fashion police – will seek to have half the area’s patrons removed from the premises. More likely, the dress code and other proposed rules of conduct will create unnecessary limits on free expression and drive potential business elsewhere. Stefanie Warner, who was hired by WRK Real Estate to oversee the project, said developers want the area to boast a reputation as family-friendly. Specifically, she said, they don’t want the area to become another O Street, where sometimes-rowdy crowds of college students amass on weekend nights. But while the new rules may create a perception of safety and comfort for some, they will inevitably lead others to feel unwanted and out of place in the west Haymarket. Such an environment would be anything but familyfriendly.
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Morsi’s ousting just repeats history
rom the recent bloodletting events in Egypt, one lesson deserves notice: “History,” as Marx wrote, “repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” Perhaps the tragedy is virtually horrifying in Egypt’s Coup d’état, where Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi recently led a populist putsch against the elected president, Mohamed Morsi. This has been a déjà–vu feeling in other countries such as Guatemala and Iran in the 1950s, Algeria in the 1990s and early 2000 in Haiti and Venezuela. The Algerian putsch remains by far the closest. After the December election of 1991, the Islamic Salvation Front — a motley collection of both moderate and militant Islamist movements — had scored a stunning victory in the national democratic elections, proving to be immensely popular. The opinionated army had a different attitude. Before the parliamentary seats could be taken after January 1992, the Algerian military violently subverted the democratic process, canceling the results of parliamentary elections that would have placed the FIS to power. Following the well-known script for running a junta state, the Algerian army rounded up tens of thousands of pro-FIS supporters, tortured and abused them in former French detention camps in the midst of the Sahara. Afterwards, the army took over, the popular FIS was scattered, and the experiment of democracy was simply deep-sixed while the country was thrown into a decade of civil war that shattered thousands of lives. Despite the numerous differences between the two historical contexts,especially the Egyptian popular march in Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, the lessons of the tragic Algerian mistake, have never seemed as evident as they do now. When al-Sisi, the general who has become more ubiquitous on Cairo streets than Sphinx souvenirs, forcibly ousted a democratically elected president and dissolved the country’s constitution, a few far-sighted savvy wondered if Egypt’s military had gone awry and was about to make the same Algerian tragic mistake. Recent events underscore the brutal similarities of a junta state — rounding up sit-ins, shutting down tens of allegedly pro-Morsi channels, killing hundreds of civilians, imprisoning many others for their affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood, and plunging the country into raw
BALIGH BEN TALEB moments of Hobbesian theory of a “war of all against all.” As one might have guessed, it is far from clear that either tragedy was the result of mere blunder. Instead, the military then and now, believed in its own logic; the logic of using violence to justify and forcefully imposes itself as the self-appointed arbiter of power and the guardian of national identity. Both tragedies have been largely willed and orchestrated in favor of the junta government. In other words, the military spent little time thinking through such a high-risk move as foiling the expression of the popular will. However, al-Sisi’s theatrical travesty of the coup is a historical apologia for its hero. Through a couple of screened, grease-painted showmanship, he bullied into gaining legitimacy for his pyromaniac acts, calling for mass protests. “I’m asking you to show the world,” he said. “If violence is sought, or terrorism is sought, the military and the police are authorized to confront this.” This is not to trivialize the agency of the millions of Egyptians who took to Tahrir Square on June 30 and July 26, but many of those who downed the military hemlock, have remorse about their expectations of the military. With the escalation of violence and the rise of death toll in the heavy crackdown on protesters in Rabia square, several Egyptian outspoken liberals denounced the brutal tactics. One of them is Mohamed ElBaradei, who abruptly resigned as Egypt’s interim vice president. In a letter to Interim President Adly Mansour, ElBaradei wrote, “it has become difficult for me to continue bearing responsibility for decisions that I do not agree with and whose consequences I fear, I cannot bear the responsibility for one drop of blood.” What is more problematic is the ruthless marginalization of political Islamists and prodemocracy advocates in the Egyptian society. In retrospect, the military rhetoric mimes a myth of
heroism and a guarantee of civil society in Egypt. As the military didn’t like the outcome of the elections and the heavy crackdown on protesters, the strings of a civil war might be pulled in a newly-radicalized psyche. It’s even worse than it looks. The tactics of the junta government have deepened the political woes with the release of Mubarak, whom his era judges could not well reverse his conviction of corruption and killing some 900 young protesters during Jan. 25, 2011. In fact, this provocative act evidently calls for more violence and radicalization par excellence. This is well known to anyone who has followed junta governments across the world, but it seems unclear to U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, who unexpectedly lifted Egypt’s military leaders, for “restoring democracy” when they deposed the country’s first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi. While France endorsed the Algerian coup outright, it seems that the U.S. major ally in the region found a solace in Kerry’s statement. This is not surprising, knowing the Orwellian logic of the U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East since the creation of the State of Israel and the discovery of oil. Politics, by default, is Machiavellian, but there is one problematic question it begs us to ask: Has military suppression of political Islam ever worked? Isn’t the time to learn from the past and engage with those that we have forever defined as the “other”? Given the military and police actions against Islamists in Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, etc., reconciliation may be worthwhile considering to end the waves of the bloodletting series of civilian massacres, political assassinations, and instability that our ‘disengagement’ has fashioned. It is a tough road ahead, but it seems no one ever learns from history, especially, those who rhapsodize the military junta. No matter how well-orchestrated the military putsch might look, there will be scars of ugliness scattered throughout its timeline. That being said, one thing to take away from the recent militarily maneuvering in Egypt, history repeats itself, but this time as a travesty. Baligh Ben Taleb is a former Fulbright scholar from Tunisia and a graduate student in history. reach him at opinion@ dailynebarskan.com
Divestment campaigns help future generations
ate last spring, the senators of the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska passed two pieces of legislation focused on committing the University toward green initiatives. The first called on the university of Nebraska Foundation to withhold any new investments from the fossil fuel industry. The second was directed at Lincoln Electric Service, encouraging them to identify renewable sources for 20 percent of its energy. These calls from student leaders were largely symbolic, but they brought the University of Nebraska into a worldwide student movement to combat climate change. Universities are a primary intellectual and cultural resource across the nation. As such, our institutions have a duty to shape public debates on important issues. Climate science research is primarily funded and facilitated by our university system, and UNL is one of the leaders in the field. We live in a state that is dependent upon agricultural production, and the sustainability of the industry is determined by factors outside of our control: weather patterns and the availability of resources. While we cannot control the weather, we can begin the process of being conscious of the effects our actions have. The University of Nebraska must take the lead on such a crucial issue, and our student representatives have begun
the process. As evidence continues to build, it would be irresponsible to miss out on the enlightenment that our own professors provide. It would be a waste of ink to use this article as an attempt to convince climate deniers that the world is changing dramatically and much faster than expected. Scientists continue to provide substantive research with significant conclusions. Weather patterns during the last decade have presented ample evidence: more frequent and extreme storm cells, drought and uncontrollable wildfires even the most experienced of firefighters can’t handle. A recently leaked United Nations document — set for official release in the fall — provides an overwhelming consensus among scientists that climate change is driven by human activity. To argue about climate change is to validate the position of those who deny science. It is important to accept the consensus and begin asking ourselves what can we do about it to preserve our future. ASUN has initiated the process for student activism, and it is time for students to play a part in shaping the world that we will inherit. During the last four years, universities across the globe have gotten active in the fight for a sustainable future. With moving results, young people have focused their campaigns on strategies of divestment from fossil fuels. Three hundred colleges
dave gottschalk across the country are organizing campaigns demanding that their universities remove financial investments from firms or companies that have large reserves of oil and coal. Students at Yale, Harvard, Brown and Northwestern are all collecting signatures to demand divestment from specific companies. The strategy has worked in the past. Student-led divestment campaigns succeeded against companies doing business with the apartheid regime in South Africa and targeting Big Tobacco in the ’90s. Higher education institutions hold nearly $400 billion in endowment assets, making strategies of divestment crucial in establishing student influence. UNL has an endowment of around $1.2 billion. Put simply, the endowment is a university savings account. The majority of alumni donations and major gifts filter into the account to pay for services and programs across campus that our tuition does not cover. As college expenses
continue to rise, it is becoming increasingly important for universities to increase the total amount of money in their endowments. To do so, endowment accounts are invested in markets across the globe through companies in the United States, international equities, or various financial assets. As a university, we should ask those investing our money to invest in stable industries that will bring good returns on investment. However, we should also demand that our endowment be invested in industries that do not threaten the future of its students. It’s difficult to disregard the significant impact fossil fuels have on our economy. We rely on oil and coal to electrify our homes or get us to and from work. To some, halting investment in an important industry where the top five companies bring in more than $370 million a day doesn’t sound like a feasible divestment. It may be an important industry, but the danger that it poses to a prosperous future is all too clear. The industry itself has enough fuel in it’s reserves to cook the planet five times over and is also beginning to use increasingly destructive methods of extraction (such as fracking). Going further, with unrest in oil-rich nations throughout the globe, the fossil fuel market is far from stable. On the other end, clean energy investments broke $260 billion last year and the industry is the future of the energy
market. These investments are becoming increasingly safe and more profitable. As nations continue to take steps toward combating climate change, the industry is only on its way up. Our investments should be going towards preparing the future for us, not encouraging those that threaten it. ASUN has brought the movement to our campus. It’s an important step, but it is going to take an active student body to see the change that is being demanded. We need to show support for our student representatives calling for the immediate freeze of any new investment in fossil fuel companies. We should begin to push for the complete divestment from any fossil fuel equities or bonds over the next five years. We need to be vocal and visible. Students of today are the leaders of tomorrow. We are responsible for what shape our future takes. In leading divestment campaigns against destructive industries, students are exerting their influence to shape smart policies. The international movement to divest from fossil fuels is a call for responsible investment and sustainable development. We need to be thinking about ourselves and the future we deserve. Dave Gottschalk is a senior political science major. Follow him on twitter @gawdchalk. Reach him at opinion@| dailynebraskan.com
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HOT&COLD DN Arts & Life Desk reflects on highs and lows of summer A r t b y M i k e R e n d o w s k i nate sindelar
There always seems to come a moment. You know, one that stands out, one specific point that stops us from living in it and makes us really take a look at where we are. Mine came on a boat at midnight, on a glass lake lit by full moon. Of course, “Young Blood” by The Naked and Famous
was playing, coloring the mood of my teenage and 20-somethingyear-old cousins as we glossed through pitch-black water at 35 mph. I had to take a step back and acknowledge: no, this wasn’t a movie. This was just life, sometimes working against you from all angles and sometimes pulling strings to create magic.
So, while nature may have had my back on vacation, it certainly
did not back home or, at least, the nature of my stomach didn’t. Now, I love me some Raising Canes. I mean, we three A&L editors do chicken things all day erry day, but for as many times as my friends and I verbally committed to a strict “no Canes” policy on Friday and Saturday nights, there always came a moment of weakness, a single fray that unraveled our collective will. For as many times as we said no, we certainly said yes. And what sad, delicious,
disheartening, death-dealing, years-of-life-stealing “yes’s” they were.
Seeing Baths when he performed at the Waiting Room in Omaha back in June. My limited concert experience never really
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Camping, music festival brings bluesy fun COURTESY PHOTO
Bank arena, O Street draw fresh acts to Lincoln Cynthia Todd DN Move over, Omaha. Lincoln is becoming the new hotspot for everything entertainment. Between the local music scene and the addition of a new arena, it looks like Lincoln residents won’t have a problem finding something to do on the weekends. “There’s a vast array of different things going on this year,” said Todd Ogdens, marketing director for the Downtown Lincoln Association. O Street will be full of local artists performing at the Bourbon Theatre, The Zoo Bar and Duffy’s Tavern creating a packed lineup that will be perfect for anyone trying to become familiar with lo-
cal music. “The entertainment scene in Lincoln is rapidly changing,” said Sheana Smith, sales development manager for the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Every day there is something new.” Adding to the constant change, mainstream artists are sneaking their way into Lincoln. The opening event for the new Pinnacle Bank Arena, taking place September 13, is Michael Bublé. Other nationally known artists such as The Eagles and P!nk are making their way to the stadium, too. “There were a lot of shows we probably missed out on by not having a venue,” Ogden said. “Now we have a top-notch venue that’s attracting the best talent in
the country.” Residents can expect more surprise concert announcements taking place at the arena later in the year. In the meantime, the Pershing Center also has an exciting lineup of events taking place this year. Ke$ha and Mac Miller have come to the arena with strong turnouts. Later this year, acts including A Day to Remember and Justin Moore are coming to the Pershing Center, adding to the arena’s versatile lineup. Performers are constantly being added to the lineup, and between all the different venues in Lincoln, there is a little something for everyone. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
cara wilwerding DN One hundred pink flamingos, flags, fog and LED lights will flood the grounds of the Hullabaloo Music and Camping festival Sept. 5 through 8. Hullabaloo originated three years ago, when founder Brandon Miller realized that Bellevue fosters the perfect atmosphere for a community-oriented music and camping festival. As bassist for Kris Lager Band, Miller has travelled throughout the country, gaining inspiration and ideas for the festival. “We just meet so many people on the road,” Miller said. “We love the music. We love them as individuals. We thought it would be fun to bring them all to Nebraska and have a festival here for our friends and bands that we love to see.” The festival, to be held at Sokol Park in Bellevue, will boast a number of local and national artists including Icky Blossoms, Sophistafunk, Blackalicious and Aaron Freeman (former lead singer of Ween). Miller said the diversity in genres surprised even him as he put the lineup together, and that the variety of music results in a hodgepodge of listeners all camp-
ing and celebrating together. Summer-long festival-goers, indie fans and an older blues crowd will find themselves in the same park for the four-day weekend. “We get all walks of life out there,” Miller said. “Everybody comes out. There are so many people interacting with each other that might not normally get a chance to run into each other at one specific show.” Kris Lager, front man of Kris Lager Band, is excited to see friends from various bands, including the Monophonics, who recently recorded an album with KLB. Lager said he is also looking forward to see Blackalicious perform; he claimed rapper Gift of Gab “has one of the sickest flows. His timing is impeccable.” Almost more than the performances, Lager hopes his band mate has a good time. He notes the tremendous amount of work Miller has put into Hullaballoo, Hullaballoo West in North Platte and the most recent addition to the festival — HullabaCruise on the Missouri River. “I’m looking forward to seeing Brandon running around with his head cut off,” Lager said with a laugh. ”Being the host, he’s constantly trying to accommodate everybody for quite a few hours of the day. I’m hoping that
by the time some of these headliners go on, everything’s kind of been taken care at that point. It’s kind of like the end of the summer party.” In addition to a variety of musical acts, camping, and good company, Hullaballoo will also feature a number of recreational activities. Miller plans to project films onto a large screen for a midnight movie series, install a nine-hole Frisbee golf course, create local art installations and a mini version of the Electric Forest festival. They will also have a “freak parade,” leading guests from the outdoor stage to the indoor stage for shows later in the evening. “A lot of things that you find at big festivals, we’re going to have at our smaller, independent festival,” Miller said. To add to the excitement, Miller encourages attendees to dress up for theme nights — Thrifty Thursday, Freaky Friday, Sinful Saturday and Soul Salvation Sunday. “We like people to dress up and be ridiculous,” Lager said. “Lose themselves for the weekend, maybe find themselves along the way. You gotta lose yourself to find yourself.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com
Monday, August 26, 2013
Hot & COld: from 7 included anything like his music — a combination of produced beats, traditional instrumentation, and a beautiful falsetto. I was taken aback by how well he was able to translate the sound of his album to the stage. He even played my favorite song of his, “No Eyes,” in the encore. Afterward, we got to meet him at the merch booth, where he recognized my friend from Twitter. It was a super fun night.
My golf game. I come from a golfing family. My mom still texts me daily to tell me what she shot or what she’s working on in her swing (she always gets stuck on her downswing, causing her to bring the club too far from the inside, sometimes leading to shots coming off the hosel. You’d think she’d learn to clear her hips faster by now.) My game was kind of spotty while I was home; I’d shoot a hot round one day and have trouble making solid contact the next. My entire mood is derived from my golf game, so it was kind of a bipolar summer.
Lived and worked in Chicago this summer. The best part being always having something fun to do. The beach is fun, pizza is fun, music is fun. I went to Pitchfork and Lollapalooza. I made great new friends and spent way too much money. It was perfect.
The worse part, which some of you may have genuinely enjoyed to see, were mornings. I stood sweating and pressed up against the 50 others in my train car for 10 stops, fiercely gripping my coffee in one hand and a metal pole in the other, before dodging a particularly aggressive pigeon dwelling at the corner of Adams & Wells and getting sprayed with enough exhaust fumes to get me high all before 8:30 a.m., but seeing Lil’ B live was worth it.
Climbing 2,464 feet to the peak of Mount Scott in Southwest Oklahoma. Mount Scott is one-eleventh the size of Mount Everest. It is also the equivalent to 424.4 Matt Damons (Matt Dami?) standing on top of one another or about 14 Memorial Stadiums stacked. The peak was the highest elevation I was at this summer. I also saw this really cool bug.
My checking account and supply of food.
The best part of my summer was the opportunity to immerse myself in epic stories. Actually having a whole day to lie on the couch with books, video games or even a nap was incredible. I forgot what day it was for almost a full week. My plan was to black out the windows so I couldn’t tell the difference between night and day but my mom wouldn’t let me. Oh well. On the bright side, I know what’s going to happen next season on “Game of Thrones,” and I got to most of the sex scenes in the “Mass Effect” game series.
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shaking their asses into oblivion.
While I appreciate the effort my professor took in trying to teach me Spanish over the summer, five weeks was a serious amount of time to commit to fulfill a degree requirement. The class was so intense that, by the time it ended, all I wanted to do was curl up into the fetal position and watch TV. But, when I turned it on, “Sharknado” happened. Seriously, what was that crap? I found myself too afraid to go outside for fear of being eaten by a flying shark and too afraid to stay inside because somebody actually made “Sharknado.”
This summer I got the opportunity to intern at Film Streams, Omaha’s non-profit theater. It’s a great environment for special events, screenings and discussions with intelligent commentary on film as an art form. I was able to check out great summer indie, foreign and documentary flicks. It is also located right next door to the TD Ameritrade stadium, which I took advantage of during the College World Series, catching a game when I would get off work. I also got to be in the early discussions for their big event this November which will feature native Omaha director Alexander Payne and stars Will Forte and Bruce Dern discussing their new film, with the particularly awesome title, “Nebraska.”
This summer the entertainment industry lost one of its greatest, if most unappreciated, figures in James Gandolfini. As an adamant fan of “The Sopranos” (I could watch one episode a day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it) and particularly of the masterful, complex performance Gandolfini gives as the now legendary character mob boss Tony Soprano. While he’s most known for this infamous television role, he gave just as memorable performances on the screen including last year’s brilliant turn in Andrew Dominik’s overlooked “Killing Them Softly.” Thankfully, we have two more films Gandolfini completed before his tragic early passing to look forward to: Nicole Holfcener’s romantic comedy “Enough Said” coming out later this year and Michaël R. Roskam’s gritty crime film “Animal Rescue” in theaters next year.
Taking photos at MAHA Music Festival. Aug. 17 marked the best music festival to ever come through Omaha. The majority of the crowd was there for The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, a dude so off his rocker that he coddled and kissed a baby doll during a good part of his set. His crazy theatrics and lights weren’t the only things that amazed me about MAHA. Local acts such as Purveyors of the Conscious Sound, HERS and Rock Paper Dynamite proved to doubters that Nebraska does indeed possess a stellar music scene. Omaha’s Criteria rivaled Sons of Father, from Austin, and The Thermals, from Portland, as my favorite act of the day. But let’s not forget about Matt and Kim. If you’ve never seen them before, buy a ticket immediately. The couple made the stage their own by cutting original songs with popular rap, walking on audience members’ hands, and
Discovering Trailer Park Boys on Netflix. Netflix is such a waste of time. Such a glorious, wonderful waste of time. As soon as I started watching Trailer Park Boys, I knew my summer was doomed. Rather than bike rides and afternoons by the pool, I spent countless hours on the couch watching Ricky, Julian and Bubbles get drunk, shoot guns and go to jail more times than you can count. Don’t get me wrong — I enjoyed their shenanigans more than I should have. I expanded my vocabulary of swear words and learned how to con my way out of a number of “greasy” situations. But in the grand scheme of things, binge-watching seven seasons of Trailer Park Boys during my last college summer is low. Probably, my lowest low yet.
The highlight of my summer was taking on an internship at a radio station in Omaha. It made me feel like a productive broadcast student and opened my eyes to different genres of music. I gained a newfound respect for everything that goes into making a station successful. Along with learning the ropes to radio production, I helped out with station events. I even attended a Lil’ Wayne concert (respectively my first and last). Working at the station made me realize that hard work does pay off and that life wouldn’t be too shabby in radio. I also didn’t screw up running the boards for live remotes. Two points for Cynthia.
The lowest, darkest point of my summer took place at my job, which happens to be the classiest concession stand in the metro area. Along with dealing with moody baseball moms, I became designated grease bucket handler. I had the honor of recycling 5 month old grease - heavy splashing and eyewatering fumes. Everyone was jealous. Who wouldn’t be? I suffered from a mild case of depression after passing out and crying from the task. I quit and got my dignity back eventually.
‘Animal Crossing’ appeals to the child in all of us TYLER KEOWN Nintendo gave me my summer. On June 9, the video game company released “Animal Crossing: New Leaf” for the Nintendo 3DS, a game I had been anticipating for eight years. The last “Animal Crossing” game I had played came out in 2005 and ate about four months of my life. I wanted to waste more of my time. In short, “Animal Crossing” is Nintendo’s answer to “The Sims.” You’re a mayor, placed in a world of talking animals, handed a few literal tools and given the freedom to do anything. You can catch bugs and fish, sell them to local shops for bells (the game’s currency) and use those bells to buy all kinds of things. Wanna build projects around your town, like coffee shops, fountains and campsites? Do it up. Wanna hoard bells so you can upgrade the size of your house as your villagers get nothing? Rude, but do-able. Wanna spend all day trying on clothes? You can, but you’re the mayor, dude, get a handle on things. The game is designed in a way that encourages daily playing. Each day, you can wander around your town, smacking rocks with your shovel until you find the “money rock,” a rock full of money that shows up in a different rock every day. The local shops are restocked daily, sometimes full of crud and other times, rare items. At the aforementioned coffee shop, you can work shifts, learning what kind of coffee your villagers like. This game wants to replace your life with its own, and if you’re not careful, it will. If you choose, you can involve yourself in many aspect of your villagers’ lives, bringing them fruit, listening to their awful jokes and telling them their clothes look OK. (Yes, Hamlet the Hamster, I can tell you’ve been working out. Please stop asking about it.) You need to appease their
You’re a mayor, placed in a world of talking animals, handed a few literal tools and given the freedom to do anything. every need to get their approval. In a lot of ways, this game was a good warm-up for running a staff of college journalists this fall. If this sounds stupid and confusing, know that it is. It’s stupid and confusing and, on paper, probably lacks appeal. Believe me when I say, though, it’s pure, unadulterated fun. Remember playing “Mario Kart” with your friends when you were younger? Screaming about red shells and bananas, telling your buddies how much they can suck it when you beat them? That’s the Nintendo charm. They understand how sharing games with friends creates something more special than isolated experiences. That’s one of the biggest appeals of “Animal Crossing”: sharing the game with your friends. I had a few pals grab the game around the same time I did, and we still spend a lot of time messaging each other about what fish we caught or what furniture set we’ve finished or how we hate certain villagers. (Rosie the Ostrich, please get the hell out of my town.) A game hasn’t connected me with friends like this in years.
Another thing that draws me to the game is how different it is from most games on the market. I haven’t killed a single person: no headshots, no slit throats, no disembowelment. This is a game that wants you to kick back, catch some bugs and enjoy yourself. Nintendo’s always considered themselves a family-friendly company, and sometimes it’s nice to get away from the ultra-violence that pervades gaming these days. Thanks for appealing to the sheltered, terrified 5-year-old within me, Nintendo. There’s no real “finish” either. I’ve spent 70 hours playing it so far (which isn’t even half as much as some of my friends.) It doesn’t feel like I’m even close to done with this game. Even writing this now, I realize I’ve yet to find my money rock yet today. I’m going to go find it, which I know will lead to yet another hour of talking to animals and feeling like I’m doing something important. In a way, I am. (Just kidding, no I’m not.) Tyler Keown is still a terrified 5-year-old, and you can send him scary pictures at arts@ dailynebraskan.com
I spent the summer interning at my hometown newspaper in lieu of a couple road trips and music festivals that probably would have been more fun. However, covering small-town Nebraska news was an experience. I went to my first country concert (so many cowboy boots), interviewed some of the coolest nursing home residents I’ll ever meet, and was a part of the newspaper ’s much-needed policy change to run same-sex marriage announcements for the first time. I’d say it was a success.
My low point of the summer happened when they added “The Baby-Sitter ’s Club” on Netflix. For those who don’t know, it was a life-changing TV show in the ’90s based on the book series about a group of tween girls who really love baby-sitting. I marathoned the first season (and only season, thank God) in less than 24 hours and almost ate a whole block of cheddar cheese in the process. I don’t know, this could be a high point for me, too. I really did learn a lot about myself and pre-teen life lessons.
School is here and I am sad. Are you? Or are you one of “those?” Someone that’s been counting down the days, grinding your teeth in anticipation of knowledge? I hate you. If you’re normal, here’s five ways to get psyched up for the school year.
Drink a lot. Everything’s a good idea when you’re under the influence, maybe even studying. You know what they say: Liquor makes your brain thicker. People say that a lot, probably. Figure out a good way to cheat in class. If I saw an attractive girl at the bar wearing a “I will get with any dude named Tyler” shirt, I’d probably go for it. Same goes for class. Good metaphor, me.
Cut off contact from friends that aren’t in class. As you slowly lose your mind from the isolation, you’ll look forward to class more and more, until you actually build up the nerve to talk to another classmate. Make yourself a promise that you can’t fulfill until after the next semester or next year. Currently, my promise is that if I survive this school year, I’ll let myself answer to a Craigslist dating personal. I am very motivated.
Give yourself a paper cut for every class you skip. Have you ever had a paper cut before? They hurt really bad, and there’s blood and it’s scary. I am afraid of paper cuts. Mom, if you read this, please call me and reassure your little lamb that he is OK. COMPLIED BY TYLER KEOWN | ART BY GABRIEL SANCHEZ
Look forward to new consoles, video games nathan sindelar If you like video games, you sure picked a great time to do it. If you’re in college, too, well, I’m sorry. As we enter the fall 2013 semester, gaming is hitting a stride it hasn’t in close to a decade. It seems each new month graces us with another fantastic title, another contender for the best game of the year and, sometimes, the best of the medium itself. New consoles loom in the forethought of every gaming publication; a piece of headgear seeks to entrance us in its 3-D immersion lair while independent projects proliferate into the mainstream. We here at the Daily Nebraskan Arts & Life section love us some video games, and we intend to cover this flood of goodness over the next year whenever and however possible. Here’s a quick look at the big ones coming your way. Console Warz!!1!!11 In a few short months, fans will see the release of two new, major consoles with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While there’s an immediate power advantage in Sony’s PS4, most developers contend that these machines are almost identical. The philosophies and games behind the machines are what will make the biggest difference in the end. Initially, Sony gained much favor with its open stance toward the used game industry, a less restrictive take on operating the console itself and a focus on providing games of varying appeal. The company knows that independent games and their developers are an ever-growing part of this culture and have made strong moves to include them in its ecosystem. Plus, costing $100 less than the Xbox One helps a bit, too. Microsoft received much criticism at its Xbox One unveiling and other displays due, in large part, to a sense of alienation and rigidity. Mandatory online connectivity and inclusion of the company’s Kinect —a motion-control camera and microphone—sparked usage and privacy concerns, irritating fans uninterested in moving or speaking to their television as well. Mixed audience messaging and the Xbox One’s $500 price tag further complicated its place in the race.
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“Need a really good part-time job?” The University of Nebraska Foundation has openings for NU student fundraisers to call alumni and ask for their support in both the Lincoln and Kearney offices. -$7.50/hour guaranteed base pay, plus perks -Tuition assistance program -Flexible scheduling -Relaxed atmosphere-casual attire -Location five minutes from campus -Must be a UNL student Solicit gifts via telephone for the benefit of the University of Nebraska, including review and analysis of alumni giving records and preparation of scripts. Become knowledgeable about goals and the purpose of each phone campaign. Answer alumni questions and serve as an ambassador for the University of Nebraska Foundation. Hours: Monday-Thursday 5:30 to 10:00 No Calling on Friday Sunday 4:00-7:00 To Apply: visit our website at nufoundation.org. Click on careers/phonathon. For more information contact Tiffanie Glaser at 402-458-1239
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Roommate needed for historic 1878 home on UNL campus that is currently being restored. House is within walking distance to all UNL buildings. Details: *4 bedrooms *Private bedroom, shared bath *Shared Washer & Dryer *Utilities included in rent *Room can be furnished if needed *Off street parking Looking for a quiet UNL student to fill this spot. No drinking or smoking allowed on the property. Rent has yet to be determined, please make an offer! Looking for a roommate as soon as possible. Seeking Roommate! Open room on first floor of 3br townhouse. Your own private bathroom and shared garage. The place is super nice and close to campus located at 19th and Washington (google Washington Square Lincoln to check it out online). Rent is $390 a month plus your share of cable and electricity but those aren’t too much. Call or text at 402-651-7299
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HUSKER FOOTBALL PLAYERS MAKE AWARD WATCH LISTS Lanny Holstein DN Anyone who follows any college football watch lists with any regularity knows the potential this 2013 Nebraska offense has. The Huskers have six offensive players on preseason award watch lists this season. Quarterback Taylor Martinez is on the Davey O’Brien, Maxwell, Manning, Walter Camp and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm watch lists. Running back Ameer Abdullah is on the Doak Walker, Maxwell, Walter Camp and Paul Hornung Award watch lists. Wide receiver Jamal Turner is on the Jet Award watch list, fellow wide out Kenny Bell is on the Biletnikoff
Award watch list, and offensive linemen Spencer Long and Jeremiah Sirles are on the Lombardi and Outland Trophy watch lists. That’s a mouthful, but it is also an indication that Nebraska could be special at just about every offensive spot this season. There is a player or two who could be among the best in the nation everywhere you turn. It all starts with Martinez, who will be in his fourth year as the starting quarterback and has the athletic ability to light up the scoreboard. “I guarantee I’m probably the fastest player in college football,” the quarterback said. Martinez has compiled an impressive resume through three years and, as a household name, is an out-
side candidate for the Heisman Trophy. He’s already thrown for 6,591 yards and run for another 2,828 yards. If he makes a jump similar to the one he made last offseason, Martinez could be a real threat for some of these awards. But Martinez isn’t the only Heisman Trophy candidate on this Nebraska offense. Although the Heisman doesn’t put out an official watch list before the season like so many of the other awards, Abdullah finds himself as a dark horse on many unofficial lists and is on the Walter Camp Award watch list. That award is given to the nation’s best player. Abdullah will be the feature back for the first time this season
— a role he got a taste of last season when Rex Burkhead went down with a knee injury. “I’m hungry, just as hungry as I was my freshman year, and I’m anxious to prove things that I feel I need to prove,” Abdullah said. “It doesn’t change my work ethic. It doesn’t change my attitude toward this season just because I’m in a different role.” The junior back feels like he still has to prove himself this season, even though he is getting a lot of hype and publicity. “It’s great, and it makes you feel good,” he said. “But it’s just lip service until you do it. I don’t really like to feed into all that stuff, all the expectations, predictions, preseason
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season watch lists, that’s a confident group. Bell especially could be a dangerous weapon this season. “There’s no doubt Bell has put himself in position to be remembered as one of the best wide receivers in Husker history,” Husker Sports Network color commentator and former NU wide receiver Matt Davison said. “He’s motivated, I like his work ethic and he’s not afraid to be great — that’s a good a combo.” Long and Sirles are the unsung heroes of the offense. As offensive linemen, they often get lost in the shuffle, but each received a little Lombardi and Outland Trophy love this preseason. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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polls. None of that stuff means anything.” Nebraska running backs coach Ron Brown said he is already comfortable with Abdullah as the feature back. The junior has proven himself to his position coach. “He did a phenomenal job of learning how to carry the ball 30plus times in a game while doing all the things Rex used to do,” Brown said. “Rex was a heavy inside runner. Ameer was tagged as an outside runner, but he demonstrated the ability to do the meat and potatoes and get up inside in the tough Big Ten Conference.” Nebraska’s wide receivers might be the team with the most depth. With both Turner and Bell on pre-
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SOCCER: from 12 lead. Conroy’s goal, though, would be the only one of the half. The second half was all Nebraska. The offense added some insurance with another goal from Conroy and two from Johnson as well. The Huskers dominated the possession of the ball during the entire match with 30 shots on goal. Their opponent, Southeast Missouri State, was only able to get off three shots, all which occurred during the second half. For goalkeepers Emma Stevens and Kelly Schatz, who shared time in the victory, it was a particular outing where only two saves were needed to be made to retain the shutout on the Redhawks. For freshmen players like Johnson, it was an anxious first weekend. “It was nerve-racking at first,” Johnson said. “The older girls made it so much easier, though. I don’t know what I’d do without them when it came to preparing for college sports.” Sunday afternoon ended the weekend of play in a game against Cincinnati. In the Huskers’ second regular season game of the year, Nebraska picked off from where it left
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off from Friday. While it was another impressive outing for the team, both teams felt the effects of the unavoidable heat. The game had to delay for a water break in the 22nd minute of the match. At the point, Cincinnati had a 1-0 lead. “It was hard at first, but we were all fine,” Johnson said. “We’re all in great shape, and it’s just one of those things you have to deal with.” Although Nebraska had twice as many shots on the goal as the Bearcats, the Huskers remained down 1-0 at halftime. After halftime, Walker’s squad came back to find the back of the
net after relentlessly shooting on the Bearcat goalkeeper. Ultimately, Nebraska picked up four unanswered goals to go on to win 4-1, which gave Nebraska its first 2-0 start to a season since 2005, something the team can carry over when it travels to face BYU on Saturday. Following the 2-0 start, the Huskers were happy to see their preseason preparation turn into early success. “We’ve been working hard throughout the summer and into the preseason, and to see all the progression payoff is great,” Johnson said. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Preseason watch lists have become too much fensive member from Nebraska to earn a mention. In total, eight Huskers were named to 13 watch lists. Nebraska’s 17 total entries ranks second in the Big Ten, not surprisingly behind Ohio State. Good for them. No doubt they all deserve those honors. Martinez has a good shot at taking home an honor if he is able to stay consistent this season. And it wouldn’t surprise me if senior Spencer Long or junior Kenny Bell makes a run for a finalist position, if their respective units perform well enough throughout the year. That’s all well and good, but honestly, these lists are overdone. Hundreds of players will make these lists. If we were to take these watch lists seriously, almost anyone who steps on the field would be ‘someone to watch.’ And, quite
The growing number of preseason watch lists highlight an excessive amount of players Kyle Cummings DN Each year, in attempt to keep the talk in college football fresh, several preseason watch lists are released. Nebraska is represented fairly well this preseason. Senior Taylor Martinez, who is up for four awards along with junior Ameer Abdullah, led the Huskers’ offense on these lists, while senior Ciante Evans was the only de-
frankly, that’s ridiculous. Some of these awards I can understand. Sure, you want to know who will be named the best wide receiver or the best quarterback in college football. But my problem is where is the line drawn? Once players at one position are being awarded, there will be the obligation to hand out awards to every other position. Then there’s a lot of overlap, too. The Maxwell Award is presented to the player of the year. A lot of people look forward to this award. Then there’s the Walter Camp Award, which is given to the most outstanding player. What exactly is the difference between the player of the year and the most outstanding player? Let me answer that for you: nothing. I realize that different play-
In theory, these awards are excessive, and as we’ve seen, even in recent Nebraska football history, there’s no need for them all.”
ers can win and have won those awards, but that’s not the point. How about the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Trophy? The first is awarded to the top interior lineman, while the latter is for the best lineman. Shouldn’t we just have the Lombardi then? In theory, these awards are excessive, and as we’ve seen, even in recent Nebraska football history, there’s no need for them all. In 2009, Ndamukong Suh took home a slew of awards. In addition
to a few AP accolades, the Husker defensive lineman took home the Bronko Nagurski Trophy for the most outstanding defensive player in the nation, the Lombardi trophy and the Outland Trophy. It was a great day for Husker fans to brag about their defensive stand-out. But after he took home the Bronko Nagurski award, isn’t the Lombardi pretty obvious? There’s just too much overlap for my liking. Let’s simplify it. Nobody really cares about them
all anyway. Best offensive player, best defensive player and best special teams player. Those are the only lists I would be interested in who won. (I’m not considering the Heisman, because that award is in a league of its own.) Most of you remember that Johnny Manziel won the Heisman last season. But how many of you know who won the Maxwell (player of the year) or the Chuck Bednarik (defensive player of the year) awards last season? How about the Rimington trophy award, for the premier center, or the Biletnikoff award, for the most outstanding receiver? I’m assuming not many of you remember. Kyle Cummings is a senior news-editorial major. You can reach him at sports@ dailynebraskan.com
Pelini names season captains for first time during tenure Four Nebraska seniors have been named permanent captains for the season Kyle Cummings DN For the first time in Coach Bo Pelini’s tenure at Nebraska, the Huskers will have permanent captains for the length of the season. Permanent captains haven’t been named at Nebraska since 2007. For the past several years, Pelini would name four captains to attend the coin-flip before each game, and then at the end of the season, players would vote for leaders at the end-of-the-season banquet. Throughout the 2013 season, though, quarterback Taylor Martinez, receiver Quincy Enunwa, offensive lineman Spencer Long and defensive back Ciante Evans will be captains and senior leaders for Nebraska. In 23 years with Nebraska, running backs coach Ron Brown has been around for both systems: season-long and game-togame captains. He said Pelini had seriously considered naming captains to start the season for quite some time. “I think, ideally, this is what we’ve always wanted, but we struggled when we first came here to find guys who had arrived at that point of being that kind of a leader,” Brown said. Now, on a team that returns 13 starters, including nine on offense, Pelini has decided the team has those types of leaders. One is Enunwa, who will lead one of the most productive returning wide receiving corps in the Big Ten. “I think we’ve kind of taken charge,” Enunwa said. “When things aren’t going the right way, we kind of call out the team, if it’s necessary to get us back in gear, to get us going the right way. So the team knows there’s a certain
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Receiver Quincy Enunwa runs past a Southern Miss defender last season. Enunwa, along with Taylor Martinez, Ciante Evans and Spencer Long, was named a captain for the upcoming season. standard we’re trying to keep and we’re trying to help us out; help the team get to our final goal.” Or a surefire captain like Martinez ‑ who already has three years of leadership experience for the Huskers and holds team records such as the most touchdowns in a season, the most career touchdown passes and the most career total offense. With that type of experience and leadership, Martinez has been able to take charge of the offense more than ever, he said. “I have a huge impact on the offense, if I don’t like the play, I’ll throw it out,” Martinez said. Brown said the players have adapted well to having seasonlong captains – even seniors who were not elected as captains. Many players point out that just because someone wasn’t named a captain doesn’t mean he isn’t a leader. In fact, the team is full of leaders, said Martinez, who noted that many of the experienced players have more freedom on the field this year. “There are guys on this football team who may not be elected in certain capacities of leader-
ship, and yet, they’re still leaders,” Brown said. It’s been like that for several years, Brown points out. During Tommie Fraizer ’s time at Nebraska in the 1990s, the quarterback and college football Hall of Famer was never elected as a permanent leader. Fraizer ’s personality and demeanor didn’t complement the role of a captain, Brown said, but players definitely listened to him. Just as players this season will listen to non-elected experienced players such as senior offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles. “At the same time we have a lot seniors, on the offensive side at least, that can go to anyone at any time,” Sirles said. “We have been here for three or four years now.” Still, Sirles likes the idea of the senior captains. “We have always said we wanted to have leaders, but now we have a face point, of someone whose face is there,” he said. “They are the leader, and they are somebody that we can go up to and trust them.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
REUNION: from 12 KILLS
ers, taking the first serve. Though she couldn’t get her serve in play, the Tennessee transfer rebounded by setting up her teammate, sophomore Cecilia Hall, for the kill on the next point. The set remained close, but the edge was with the alumni team as they were able to stay consistent by making kills, digs and blocking well against the current Huskers. Cook said he felt his squad made a lot of plays despite going up against the skills of the alumni. “You saw in game one what pros are like and what they can do,” Cook said. “They kind of do whatever they want, when they want, but I thought our kids adjusted a little bit, and you can see how athletic we are.” The second set had two big moments. One of those plays may cause some problems for the Huskers in the fast-approaching season. Senior Kelsey Robinson went down in the middle of the second set with a shoulder injury while she was diving for a ball. She was taken into the locker room and did not
play the rest of the match. After the game, Cook had no further update on the injury of Robinson. According to the coach, it will take a few days to figure out the extent of the injury. The other key play happened just before the injury, when freshman Amber Rolfzen blocked the Olympian, Larson. The coach wasn’t surprised at Rolfzen’s solo block. “Amber can be a big-time blocker,” Cook said. “The speed got her early, that’s why Jordan tattooed a couple of our players, because it took Amber a while to figure out the speed.” Coming out for the third set, Cook made an adjustment to both teams because of Robinson’s injury. He sent Hunter and freshmen Melanie Keil and Kira Larson to the alumni team. The freshmen were able to play with the pros and seemed to compete well as a team. The three freshmen were able to get eight kills total. Hunter also managed to dish 14 assists in the set.
“Kelly started off a little shaky, but we put her over there with Jordan and those guys and she played great,” Cook said. The Huskers had two players who stood out on the attack, senior Morgan Broekhuis and sophomore Kelsey Fien. They both took big swings in the match and each had 12 kills. “I think, overall, it was a really good night,” Broekhuis said. “Being able to move to the Devaney and playing the alumni and just getting started. I think everyone’s nerves were going and our adrenaline was running.” The Huskers’ first home game of the season is on Sept. 6, against Villanova, and according to Fien, the Red-White game has given the squad incentive to improve. “Tonight, as we saw, we found out what we’re good at and what we need to work on,” she said. “It’s just motivation to get those little niches out and just come back so we can start fighting in the Big Ten.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Senior Morgan Broekhuis reaches for a spike during the annual Red-White preseason scrimmage on Saturday evening. The white squad, consisting of former Nebraska All-Americans and current Olympians, won the match 2-1 (25-19, 17-25, 25-22).
Reunion Former Nebraska volleyball standouts beat current Husker team in three sets in its first matchup in the Devany Center
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he Nebraska volleyball team had one of its largest crowds to date, with 8,243 attending the annual Red-White game. The white/ alumni team came out on top of the scrimmage by taking two out of the three sets (25-19, 17-25, 25-22). Before the game, freshman Kelly Hunter was presented with the Andi Collins award, which she won last February for being the nation’s best high school setter. Then, it was time to introduce the teams.
Nebraska head coach John Cook rounded up a proven team of Husker alumni made up of Olympians and former All-Americans to be the opposition for the unveiling of the new Bob Devaney Sports Center. Jordan Larson, Nancy Metcalf, Gina Mancuso, Lauren Cook, Brooke Delano and Jordan Wilberger represented the white squad in the pre-season scrimmage. The contest started out with junior Mary Pollmiller, one of the newest Husk-
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NU volleyball players compete with heroes Nebraska’s young players had the chance to play with and against their previous role models Eric Bertrand DN The University of Nebraska had some of its most prominent volleyball players return for the annual Husker Red-White game, and they were not just spectators. The team, bethany schmidt | dn consisting of All-Americans and Husker volleyball players, both present and past, gather at the Olympians, came to play. Jordan Larson, the first to be an- annual preseason scrimmage. Coach John Cook mixed in younger nounced, recently helped team USA players to compete alongside the alumni squad. finish second at the London Olympics in 2012. Larson was also a twoals of the alumni. Whenever Laumen joined the white squad, includtime All-American and was the Big ren Cook went to serve, the crowd ing Kelly Hunter, Kira Larson and 12 player of the year in 2008, on top Melanie Keil for the third set. of earning a number of other acco- yelled a quick “Cook.” The “Cus” chant also came out when Mancuso Even though sophomore Kelsey lades as a Husker. went to take a serve. Fien and the Huskers were going up The other Olympian for the Cook also compared this match- against professionals, she didn’t see alumni squad was Nancy Metcalf, up to the current Huskers going up it that way. who also had a well-decorated against Michael Jordan in basketball “I think in between points I see Husker career. She was a three-time or taking on Brett Favre in football. them as Olympians and people that All-American Larson and Metcalf I have looked up to,” Fien said, “but during her days were the heroes of when it’s game time I honestly see We talked at UNL. Nebraska many current Husker them as other players.” coach John Cook, about players when they Those other players came ready also brought in to play, as Metcalf led the alumni A l l - A m e r i c a n s honoring our past, were growing up, the coach said. team in attacking with 11 kills on 29 Gina Mancuso, and we don’t “For those Nebrasattempts, and Cook led the team in Lauren Cook and assists with 13. Brooke Delano. want to forget our ka kids, they grew up idolizing Nancy and The puzzling stat of the game The alumni team Jordan,” Cook said. was the service aces, as the alumni was rounded off roots.” “I mean, those are team only managed one ace, and it with Jordan WilJohn Cook their heroes, and they came from the recruited libero curberger Sauer as nebraska volleyball coach are playing against rent Husker Ethridge. the squad’s leadthem in front of 8,000 The red squad recorded five er. on their first night as aces against the former Nebraska To open the Huskers. It’s a big deal for them.” volleyball players. new Bob Devaney Sports Center, The alumni team also had fresh“Five aces on that group is imCook wanted to get an alumni team men join the squad to give the team pressive, and we only got aced together to remember where the an extra player. Brenna Lyles started once,” Lauren Cook said. “I thought program has been. “We talked about honoring the with the red squad but ended the it would be the other way around.” Even with the stat upset, the past, and we don’t want to forget match with the white team. Alexa Ethridge also played the second set alumni team went on to out-hit and our roots and the great players that out-block the current Husker team helped put Nebraska volleyball on with the pros. After senior Kelsey Robinson left the game with an in- to win the Red-White game. the map,” Cook said. sports@ jury in the second set, more freshThe crowd didn’t forget the ritudailynebraskan.com
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Freshman forward Jaycie Johnson lunges for the ball during Nebraska’s match-up against Cincinnati on Sunday. Johnson recorded a pair of goals against Southeast Missouri State and another against Cincinnati to lead Nebraska to an undefeated opening weekend.
Jaycie Johnson leads Huskers to consecutive opening wins Nebraska opened the regular season with wins over Southeast Missouri State and Cincinnati Staff Report DN This past weekend, the Nebraska women’s soccer team began the regular season on a high note in the annual Husker Classic. The week-
end consisted of a pair of matchups versus Southeast Missouri State on Friday followed by a Sunday matchup against Cincinnati at the Nebraska Soccer Field. Southeast Missouri State and Cincinnati, two teams that many players from coach John Walker’s team have played in the past, gave the team a sense of familiarity in the opening weekend of the season. The Huskers faced Southeast Missouri State last season when Nebraska came out on top in a 4-0 victory at home. The team also faced Cincinnati last season, which ended with a Husker 2-1 road win against the Bearcats. Friday started on a high note for
Walker’s soccer squad against the familiar opponents of Southeast Missouri State. The Husker offense fired on all cylinders, putting four goals in the net, which gave them a cushion in a 4-0 victory against the Redhawks. It didn’t take long for the Huskers to score the first goal of the game Friday either. After only three minutes of game play, the first ball hit the back of the net, when junior forward Mayme Conroy capitalized from the left side of the goal on a deflection that was brought on by freshman Jaycie Johnson to give the Huskers the opening
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