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Inside Coverage

Campus Bake sale construction with a twist Architectural major and design evolve at UNL


Program promotes friendship among students

Cupcake prices highlight wage gap

Free throws give NU 80-67 win


The Huskers made 37 of 48 free throws against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Thursday night to notch their fourth Big Ten win in a row. photo by jake crandall

in their own words: Pat Tetreault


changingtimes photo by Shelby Wolfe

Pat Tetreault discusses changing attitudes toward LGBT students at UNL, issues they still face

Friends Beyond Borders hopes to promote interaction between domestic, international students McCartney Martin dn Friends Beyond Borders is back for its second year. Domestic students will host one or two international students for all, or part, of March 7-9, giving them a chance to get off campus and spend time with a domestic student and family. This event gives students an opportunity to experience different cultures and interact with one another as well as make a new friend on campus. The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska’s Diversity Strategic Development Committee organized the event. “I think that being an international student makes it not very easy to break into American students’ social circles, and you may not learn a lot about American culture,” said Aakriti Agrawal, committee member and sophomore actuarial science major. Although Agrawal didn’t participate last year, many of her international friends did. “Many made life-long friends and have kept in touch,” she said. In the registering process, students give information regarding their major, hobbies and interests. Students are then paired with another student with similar interests and of the same gender. Once this process is completed, students are assigned their partner for the weekend. To break the ice and get to know one another, the committee will host a meet-and-greet on March 2. There students will meet with their partner before the weekend. Games and food will be provided along with guidelines and suggestions for the weekend. To kick off the event, another social will be held March 6, where food and games will be provided again. The event officially starts March 7. To ensure that all participants are safe and comfortable, there will be a 24-hour hotline available to the participating students to call at anytime. According to junior mechanical engineering major and diversity strategic development committee chairwoman Mary Pastillo , last year ’s event was a success. “Everyone had a really good time and we’re excited to do it again,” Pastillo said. This year ’s Friends Beyond Borders event has caught the attention of different student organizations. Members of groups such as Global Studies and the Honors Program plan to participate this year. Though the program shows great enthusiasm, the program is seeking more domestic involvement. “We don’t want to turn anyone down,” Pastillo said. The numbers of students signed up is lower than last years, however Pastillo isn’t panicked she said because there’s still

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Pat Tetreault, director of the LGBTQA Resource Center, talks about her history and involvement with the LGBT community at UNL on Wednesday.


very week, the Daily Nebraskan interviews a notable figure on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus in an effort to allow campus leaders to deliver the news in their own words. This week, in light of actress Ellen Page publicly coming out and news of several pieces of legislation related to gay marriage, we chose to interview Pat Tetreault, director of the LGBTQA Resource Center and assistant director for LGBTQA programs & services. DN: How has the public opinion of the LGBT community changed? Tetreault: I started in 1992, although I did my post doc in ‘87 to ‘89, and I remember writing a letter to the editor back then because somebody was upset that the student group (LGBT group) had asked for money to do something, and they thought that was horrible. Or that there would even be separate programming and I remember writing a letter saying, ‘Well, if there were resources and programming available, this wouldn’t be necessary. Since that time you could see

the shift … When I first started working rarely hear of people getting physically attacked, but over the years there has really here, you couldn’t put a poster up without it being taken down. I remember putting been a shift in attitudes, and now we put stuff up and every once in a while they’ll get up a particular poster like three times and taken down, but in general nobody messes every time it came down, so finally it was put in a locked display cabinet. So I’m able, with them and it hardly ever happens. And then the resource center given the time frame, to see opened in 2007, and I think a lot of the changes. One of One of the having the center makes a the reasons that the chalking issues on big difference. And having policy exists, where you can like a person who is in the only chalk in certain spaces campus is the position, because it shows with permission on campus, an institutional commitis because back in ‘95 or marginalization of ment and it also shows your ’96 there was a group that LGBT people.” part of the institution. Stuchalked for National Comdents have a lot of power if ing Out Day and some one Pat Tetreault they organize. There is still or some persons chalked lgbtqa resource center director stigma and bias marginalin response and some of ization, but it’s not near the what they said were threats. degree that it was. That’s when they decided DN: Have you seen a change in the that maybe people should only be allowed LGBT community involved in athletics? to chalk in certain places with permission. PT: Every once in a while, we get an athAnd I don’t remember the time frame for lete who will come in. It’s kind of a challengthis but there was one student who was physically attacked in the residence hall. I ing environment to get much traction in, but

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DN to run twice a week in 2014-2015 Colleen Fell DN The Daily Nebraskan will reduce its publishing schedule from five to two days a week next year and shift its focus to online content, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Publications Board decided at its meeting Thursday. The idea emerged from the Future of the Daily Nebraskan Committee, who created a plan for distributing news to students effectively while boosting readership. The board gave unanimous approval to the plan to shift the Daily Nebraskan’s focus to printed issues twice a week – Mondays and Thursdays – and round-the-clock web updates, as long as another committee would meet to identify specific

plans for generating revenue before the April publications board meeting. “We want to show that the DN is headed in a completely different direction,” said board member Dan Collin, advertising director of the Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Collin said it’s important for the DN to spend more time on quality online content and to consider print material as more of an afterthought. The board also agreed on using more interactive media on the website. Having a newspaper with a rolling deadline might complicate schedules for the DN’s student staff, who have cultivated a “nighttime culture,” Collin said. “Our main concern is staff

schedules,” said Hailey Konnath, DN editor-in-chief and a senior journalism and global studies major. “It will also come down to the editors coordinating times.” The board is also considering having the newspaper staffed on weekends and during holidays, which is not currently done. The board discussed plans for the DailyER Nebraskan, a satirical newspaper that currently prints every other week. Next year, the paper could print once a week, if it gets an increase in student fees. With the DailyER becoming a weekly newspaper, printing times may need to be coordinated to cut down on costs. If this is the case, the DailyER and the Monday issue of the Daily Nebraskan would likely both be printed on Sunday nights,

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and the Dailyer would be distributed Tuesdays. The board also wanted to ensure that the website and print version of the Daily Nebraskan would be working hand-in-hand. There was also talk of the print edition being changed to a tabloid format. With a new web focus also comes a new revenue plan. Web advertisements can be tricky when it comes to making a substantial profit, board members said. “Nothing is going to make the same revenue as print,” said Dan Shattil, general manager of the Daily Nebraskan. Members of the board proposed other revenue streams such as events, contests, donations and

grants, many of which the Daily Nebraskan already uses. The Daily Nebraskan smartphone app has received 200 to 300 downloads since it was released last semester, but traffic needs to increase in order to hook advertisers. “We need to make it exciting, real-time and keep it updated,” said Adam Morfeld, legal adviser to the Daily Nebraskan. The board also discussed ways to increase app downloads. It was discussed to have freshmen download the app at New Student Enrollment. The board wants to put together a concrete financial plan by the end of the semester to keep students engaged with the news but on a digital platform. news@


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National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day when: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. where: Campus Recreation Center more information: Free fitness and mindbody classes for UNL students and CREC students.


Massenet’s Cendrillon when: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. where: Kimball Recital Hall more information: Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. For advanced ticket sales, contact the Lied Center Box Office at (402) 4724747.

Publications Board selects new DN editor “I think we could draw acent viewpoints in the face of comtually more readers to our print ing changes to the DN, which inCurrent DN with two issues, by dedicating clude a reduction in print issues more time on them,” she said, week. managing editor, Jacy per Marmaduke, replying to a question from the a junior journalMarmaduke, will be board about the changes coming ism major, stated her experience to the newspaper. in her opening statement, pointeditor-in-chief for “You should choose me being out that in her three years she’s 2014-2015 year cause I know journalism and I gone from reporter to news assignment editor to her current position know the DN,” she said in her closing statement. as managing editor. Wunrow, a senior advertis“I believe this is one of the best Diego de los Reyes ing major, opened by presenting college newspapers in the counDN his accomplishments with The try,” she said. DailyER, which include paying She presented a plan with five Jacy Marmaduke, current Daily main points to improve the DN. the staff for the first time ever Nebraskan managing editor, and getting a 176 percent student These included an increase in feedwill be the editor-infee increase passed back from chief for the 2014-2015 through the Commitstudents school year. tee for Fees Allocathrough The University tions on Tuesday. surveys of Nebraska-Lincoln His main goals for and focus Publications Board the Daily Nebraskan groups, met Thursday to seincluded an increased reorganilect the new editor-insocial media presence zation of chief. There were only to keep up with the newspaper two candidates: Marway students intersections, maduke and Alexanact with content. He the creation der Wunrow, current also focused on revof a breakDailyER Nebraskan enue and budget ising news editor-in-chief. sues, saying that “as desk, an marmaduke wunrow The process inan editor, I would try increase in volved individual to run it in the way I interactive interviews with both would run a business – web content candidates, and then short stateI would look over the budget and and an increase in student engagements by their supporters. The ment through on-campus events wherever I could possibly trim two candidates presented differcosts without hurting the product, and special DN issues.


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I would do that.” He also mentioned the benefits of having a reduced number of print issues, noting that the quality of both the physical and the digital edition of the newspaper would improve. “I think it should be the voice of the student body, I feel there’s a lot of people on campus who don’t think it is right now,” he said, adding that he thinks the DN still has a place in the student community. “I feel I have good judgment and I’m not afraid to ask for help when I need to,” he said, when asked how he would handle ethical decisions. After a closed door discussion, the Publications Board voted 6-1 to have Marmaduke as editor-in-chief of the Daily Nebraskan for the 2014-2015 school year. Hailey Konnath, current DN

editor-in-chief, said she was excited about the decision. “Jacy had a really good interview and a really good application,” Konnath said. “She has lot of good ideas and I’m excited to see what she does with the future of the DN, especially with the changes that are coming up next year.” Finally, Marmaduke expressed respect for Wunrow, and said she would like him to work on the paper in the future. “I have high hopes for the DN. I’ve been here a long time and I want to be the one to make it better,” she said. “And I’m nervous because I want to do next year right, but I think that with the help of the whole great staff that we have, we can make next year a year that everybody looks back on as the year that everything changed.” news@

With changing attitudes of many Catholics, clergy highlights welcoming nature of religion Nicole Rauner DN The views of American Catholics are changing. After Pope Francis I’s election in March 2013, he quickly became known as “The People’s Pope.” He is seen as more progressive than his predecessors, and Catholics of the world are changing as well. According to a recent poll by Univision, 78 percent of American Catholics support contraception, a view that conflicts with the church’s teachings. Also, 76 percent of Catholics in the U.S. said abortion should be allowed in some or all cases. The U.S., however, is divided on the issue of gay marriage – more supportive than Asia but less than European countries like Spain. Catholics have previously gotten a bad wrap for turning away those who were different, and that is changing – but that’s not because of the Pope, said Logan Burda, FOCUS missionary at the University of NebraskaLincoln. “The church is always acting in service to the gospel, service and tradition,” Burda said. What the church believes doesn’t change; their goal is to speak the word of Jesus and teach people how to love and follow him, he said. Burda said Pope Francis hasn’t said anything drastically different from his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. “The teaching on homosexuality that he’s expressing isn’t new,” Burda said, “It’s the way of speaking that’s different.” Burda agreed with Pope Francis’ statement of “Who am I to judge?” and said that God is the

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The Rev. Robert Matya celebrates mass on Feb. 13. Matya has been serving the Newman Center for more than 10 years.

The teaching on homosexuality that the Pope is expressing isn’t new. It’s the way of speaking that’s different.” Logan Burda focus missionary

only one who should judge. “He (Jesus) wants everybody

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time to register and participate. The registration deadline is Feb. 26. Download the registration sheet at, or pick up a sheet in the ASUN office in the Nebraska Union. The willingness of international students seems to be greater than that of domestic. Pastillo said domestic students just need a push. “Domestic students have been here for a few years and have friends from their own country,” she said. “Take a leap and try something new.” news@

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Newman Center adapts to changing mindset


Winter Carnival when: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. where: Nebraska Union Ballroom

...We can make next year a year that everybody looks back on as the year that everything changed.”

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Matya serves communion to the members of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in their temporary location on Feb. 13. Their new location is on track to be finished this spring.

he created, everybody,” Burda said. “If someone that is homosexual has been treated with disrespect by a Catholic, that’s wrong.” The church has always felt this way, Burda said. If people at the Newman Center, the student center of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church at UNL, have questions about hot-button topics like politics, the priests on campus will help educate them. “We usually try to schedule a time to sit down and talk through it where we can look at it from all angles,” the Rev. Robert Matya said. “If a student has those questions we want to sit down with them and talk about it and engage them.” Catholicism appears in the news often, Burda said, but the portrayal is not always accurate. “It’s a good story to have the evil conservative and the shining liberal,” he said. The Pope has authority which is then passed on to bishops then

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Matya and the altar servers celebrate mass Feb. 13. on to head priests at each individual church. It’s this passing down of power that makes each church different even if they’re in the same diocese or area. Burda said the Catholic Church doesn’t want to appear to be judgmental but rather open and informative, similarly to Francis. “Just because Jesus wants you to be with him doesn’t mean he doesn’t want you to grow,” Burda said.

Matya said the church is about people’s individual growth with God. “I get a lot of joy from watching students grow in the development of their own faith,” Matya said. “Not only when they’re here, but (when they) leave campus and go on in their lives. To know that their faith grew while they were here.” news@

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UNL promotes alcohol-free events

campus briefs Board of regents to discuss Innovation campus lease

Diego de los Reyes DN For students who are old enough to drink, there are nightlife options throughout Lincoln. But for the students who are underage or prefer not drink, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers various activities not only for entertainment purposes but to curb student drinking as well. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released in January named Lincoln the 10th drunkest city in the United States. However, a Jan. 14 article in the Daily Nebraskan found that the binge drinking rate among UNL students was 40.7 percent as of Spring 2012, down from 62.4 percent in 1998. One of the programs aimed to decrease student drinking is Campus Nightlife. Candice Collins, a member of the Campus Nightlife student board and senior business administration major, said the program was started for that very reason. The events are usually courtesy photo held on Thursdays and Fridays. “Our events are supposed to Students perform at Campus Nightlife’s Live Band Karaoke event Feb. 7 in the Centennial Room. be an alternative to drinking,” The event invited students to combine “the fun of karaoke with the energy of a live rock band.” Collins said. “In most events we do have refreshments, like virgin Band Karaoke.” drinks, so if people don’t go out Jia Yung Tan, a junior broadto drink they still feel like they’re casting major, attended the latter in a party type of atmosphere. event. But they’re safe and there’s no “It seemed like an interestalcohol.” ing concept, so I decided to go Collins said she feels the proand check it out,” he said. “Most gram is succeeding at that goal. events are pretty good on cam“We have a lot of freshmen. pus. But I think that if you’re We’re geared towards freshmen comparing them to drinking, it’s on campus because of ‘Thirsty pretty hard to, beThursday,’” she cause drinking is said. “We get Our something else engood attendance tirely.” events are at our events, and Tan said that I think that over supposed to placing the events the years, as we on the weekend may get to see more be an alternative prevent students of what students to drinking.” from attending. want, then we “It would be can provide that nice if they didn’t Candice Collins for them.” courtesy photo set all of them on campus nightlife student One of the Live Band Karaoke was one of many events that Campus Nightthe weekends beboard member challenges Camlife puts on to give students an alternative to drinking. cause they clash pus Nightlife with a lot of events, faces is a lack of and you can’t go to all of them,” said. “Our events are usually big events for students. advertisement, Collins said. he said. events like concerts, and Second “Basically, anything we think “I think a lot of people are Another organization that students would enjoy and learn Chance Cinema, which are always actually staying in their dorms, provides events on Thursday and on Thursdays.” from,” she said. they don’t really know, so they’re Friday nights is the University The next event organized by She said that while the purpose not getting the information,” she Programming Council. of the organization is not centered UPC is a comedy spotlight featurstated. UPC secretary Allyson Piing Gina Yashere next Thursday, on providing alternatives to drinkSome of the events Campus etrok, a freshman exploratory at the recently reopened Nebraska ing, its events can have that effect. Nightlife has offered this semesmajor, said the main goal of Union Crib at 7:30 p.m. “If that’s what people are lookter are “Relaxation Sensation,” news@ the group is to provide divering for, then that’s something we which provided massage chairs sity education and entertainment would want to provide,” Pietrok and an oxygen bar and a “Live

Student fees to increase 69 cents per semester REECE RISTAU DN

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Two student groups sold “wage gap” cupcakes in the Nebraska Union Wednesday and will do so again March 3.

Men pay more at ‘wage gap’ RSO bake sale Staff Report dn


seemed to “get it,” Nance said. “The whole point was, yeah, it’s not fair that men would pay Women had an advantage at a more for a cupcake,” Nance bake sale in the Nebraska Union said. “And it’s not fair that Wednesday, and they will on women get paid less than men. It’s not supposed to be fair. It’s March 3, too. supposed to open your eyes to University of Nebraskahow unfair it is.” Lincoln’s Students Advocating Nance and SAGE president Gender Equity teamed with Students for Choice to sell “wage Meredith Cain, a junior women’s gap” cupcakes representing the and gender studies major, helped revive the inactive RSO, along inequity of pay for men and women in the United States. with Students for Choice, in Fall Cupcakes were 77 cents for 2013. Funds from Wednesday’s bake sale will go women and $1 toward the next for men, because It’s not one, but leftover women make 77 funds will go tocents for every supposed ward group acdollar that men to be fair. It’s tivities. Future make. activities could Wednesday’s supposed to open include film showsale was a hit, ings and roundSAGE treasurer your eyes to how table discussions, Audrey Nance unfair it is.” Nance said. And said, so the group then there are the will hold another audrey nance condoms – 500 of sophomore journalism major one March 3 in them, to be exact, the Nebraska which the group Union from 11 is tasked with distributing thanks a.m. to 3 p.m. to the Great American Condom “We were actually really surprised by the reception,” said Campaign. Group members are Nance, a sophomore journalism considering dressing up as “conmajor. “We baked 30 cupcakes, dom fairies” and giving out the freebies at bars. and I thought we were gonna be After all the cupcakes had there from 12:30 to 4 being harassed the whole time and sell- been sold, Nance said, students helped themselves to about 30 of ing no cupcakes. But we only the free condoms. had like two people question “So I guess we have 470,” she our statistics.” In fact, the group sold out of said with a laugh. news@ cupcakes within a couple hours. Students and other onlookers

The Committee for Fees Allocation passed budgets Thursday for the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska, the Daily Nebraskan, the DailyER Nebraskan, University Program Council and the Lied Center for Performing Arts for the 2014-2015 school year. The budgets of these groups, which must next be approved by ASUN, will result in a total increase of 69 cents in fees per student per semester. This group is called Fund A users. The users with increases per student per semester are ASUN with a 17-cent increase, the DailyER Nebraskan with a 25-cent increase and the Lied Center with a 54-cent increase. Users with no change or a decrease in costs are the Daily Nebraskan with zero cents and UPC with 27 cents. These budgets will now be presented to the ASUN Senate on Wednesday. Senators can propose changes to any line in any budget, which would require a majority vote. After

passing in the senate, ASUN President Eric Reznicek, a senior finance and marketing major, can veto any of the items in the budgets. Such vetoes would go back to the senate, where a two-thirds majority of the entire voting body could reject the vetoes, said Marlene Beyke, ASUN director. Finally, the budgets will then go to Chancellor Harvey Perlman, who has the power to make final changes. At the meeting Thursday, CFA members had the chance to review any of the budgets one last time. The only funduser budget that had debate reopened was the DailyER Nebraskan. Some CFA members wanted to cut about $2,000, and an amendment was proposed to do so. Alex Wunrow, the editor of the DailyER and a senior advertising major, said the cut would result in funding inadequate to produce a quality publication. After debate, the amendment failed and the original budget passed. NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

The University Board of Regents is meeting for it’s second meeting of 2014 at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. The regents will consider a couple of changes to the Nebraska Innovation Campus facilities. Changes include moving greenhouses from the former Industrial Arts Building to the Life Sciences Collaboration Center, and offices will be constructed in place of the greenhouses. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will move it’s Department of Food Science and Technology to Innovation Campus and locate its labs adjacent to the planned greenhouses. The Life Sciences Collaboration Center will become the Food Innovation Center as well. The cost for the revised leases are estimated at $7.8 million, which is a $4.52 million increase. The Regents will either approve or disapprove of the revisions.

Quilt center to showcase ‘Design Dynamics’

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum will have a new showcase of quilts called “Design Dynamic of Log Cabin Quilts” open on March 7 in the Lois Gottsch Gallery. Log cabin quilts have a style that relies on light and dark contrasts in the individual blocks. The quilt maker arranges the block to create a depth and motion. The new exhibit was curated by Judy Schwender, a graduate student of UNL and originally debuted at UNL’s Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery in 2004. Schwender has quilts from the Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow Collection, the Jonathan Holstein Collection and the Ardis and Robert James Collection. The quilt timeline ranges from 1870 to the 1920. The exhibition is funded by the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and the Friends of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. The quilt museum is open Tuesday through Saturday and is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students and children aged 5-18. UNL students get in for free.

UNL’s Modern Language Fair seeks essay entries

Every year high school students studying a foreign language study poetry, music and drama to spend a day at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with other language-loving students. They spend weeks in preparation for the Modern Language Fair on April 10, and students will be offered a chance for a $1,000 scholarship. To enter the contest, high school students are to write a 3,000 word essay in French, Spanish or German. The winner will win $1,000 if they are enrolled at UNL and will major in a foreign language. On the day of the event students fill the Nebraska Union to recite poetry, perform a musical and perform a dramatic reading. UNL faculty and graduate students from the department of modern languages judge the students and give out awards. The event starts at 8 a.m., and ends at about 2 p.m. There is no registration deadline, but students who apply by March 7 only pay $9. Students can come the day of if they pay $12 and are accompanied by a teacher.

‘Japan and fashion’ to open monday in Hillestad Gallery

The newest exhibit at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will be “Japan and Fashion: Influence and Impact.” The exhibit will open Monday and is devoted to showing traditional Japanese dress and contemporary Western fashion. The collection, curated by textiles professor Barbara Trout, features Japanese-influenced garments from UNL’s Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design’s historic costume collection as well as traditional Japanese garments on loan. More than 18 traditional kimonos in various shapes and sizes, along with a collection of obis, will be on display thanks to Kathryn Ericksen Lohr, a UNL alumna, who lived in Tokyo with her husband in the late 1980s and early 1990s. World renowned fashion designer Hanae Mori’s kimono’s will be shown. Lohr collected Mori’s pieces when she lived in Tokyo in the late 1’80s and 1’90s. Ralph Rucci, Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo are other designers that will be in the exhibit. The exhibit will be open through March 28 in the Home Economics Building on East Campus. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, and admission is free. For more information, call (402) 472-6370 or visit news@

tetreault: from 1 we made a little bit of head way last year when we brought Hudson Taylor in. Life Skills co-sponsored, and we actually had the presentation in the athletic department. There has been a shift, a good shift in my opinion. But we still have a long ways to go. A couple other things we’ve done is, we’ve twice brought in Jeff Chang’s exhibit. Last year it was a combination of his photos of soldiers under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and Fearless – which are out LGBT athletes – and a couple years prior to that we had brought in just Fearless and back then, it was probably 2011, we couldn’t ever really get the athletic department to tell the athletes the exhibit was here. I kinda got a circular thing, ‘You need to talk to this person then this person,’ and eventually I got back to the first person and I got frustrated and basically said, ‘OK, I get it, the answer is no and no one wants to tell me no.’ But they kept saying, ‘Well we don’t have any money,’ and I’m like, ‘I’m not asking for money.’ But we do usually have a table at new student athlete orientation and we’ve been invited to that so we always have representation once a year at that. DN: What’s the biggest issue facing the LGBT community right now? PT: I think it’s the belief by some people that it is perfectly fine and acceptable to deny basic civil and

justice model in the work that we do human rights based on sexual orihere. So I try to look at intersecting entation and gender identity. And identities, and I think that whatever sometimes that is based on their you’re asking for, you also have to personal religious beliefs but not be willing to give. And that’s not alall religions support that, even the ways easy for people when they’ve same faith communities don’t agree, been wounded. So when you say, but I think that when you have ‘We want safe, welcoming places, that political ideology that’s really you need the viability around LGBT challenging and I think the desire for politicians to be able to demon- stuff because we are the one group that usually doesn’t ize some group of get included when people in order to All groups people are talking motivate their base about diversity or so they can have who are multiculturalism. So more power. I don’t marginalized even though things think it’s just detrimental to the LGBT should be working have gotten better, if I’m not at the tacommunity I think ble, we don’t count. it’s detrimental to together.” Sometimes it’s peothe whole country. Pat Tetreault ples personal belief Because they are not lgbtqa resource center systems that inhibit dealing with real director them from wanting issues or the probto work on LGBT lems of the country stuff, and people they’re basically just want to move really slowly and not creating a lot of dysfunction. DN: What is the next step in the everybody likes change. So I think LGBT community’s fight for equal- we have to be both patient and persistent, and I think we have to show ity? up for other groups but I also think PT: I think that all groups who are marginalized and disenfran- we have to speak up for ourselves. DN: What can the average UNL chised should be working together student do to help? to help with these issues. But it’s not PT: I think stretch their comfort just one thing. Whenever there is any zone a little bit. I think one of the problem, it’s not just one thing causing it. I think that there are many so- biggest issues on this campus is the marginalization of LGBT peolutions to many problems in whatple, and it’s not just by non-LGBT ever is going on, and so I use a social

people. I think that we are not yet to acceptance and so it is important to have that separate space, but it is also important to have a welcoming space for other people to come in. And other people need to learn how to be more comfortable around LGBT stuff. A lot of people won’t ever go to anything LGBT, even at our booths you see a lot of people and it’s like a cootie zone. They just kinda walk by and pretend they don’t see you. A few years ago the Women’s Center and our center, we thought, ‘Well maybe we can consolidate and have one table,’ but what we found was people would avoid the Women’s Center part because we were there, or they would go to the Women’s Center part and stand with their backs to us. So that’s not a very effective marketing thing. So we decided we would go back. When we have booths there are a lot of people who want to (approach us) but won’t come up because they don’t want to get pigeon-holed based on their identity or perceived identity. I think it would be helpful if the average student would become a little knowledgeable about sexual identity and gender expression and also be willing to learn how to talk about it in appropriate and comfortable ways. news@



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Reducing DN print issues will benefit reader experience Dear readers, The Daily Nebraskan is making some big changes next year, and I want you to know they’re for you. Like newspapers everywhere – both college and city – the Daily Nebraskan has been grappling with a shrinking print readership in recent years. We aren’t unique in our struggle. But we want to be unique in our answer. That’s why, beginning in the fall semester, the DN will be shifting to a twice-a-week printing schedule with a 24/7 online presence. The truth is, print is just not the way most college students get news anymore. It’s not as effective and it’s not as fast as opening up the DN app on your phone or following the DN on Twitter. The DN isn’t in the business of trying to change how you get your news. We’re in the business of delivering you your news in just the way you want it. That means more breaking news, more interactive web features, more videos and more photo galleries. It means giving you quality, unique content throughout the day on our website. Printing twice a week will give our staff more time to focus on putting together this content. This will also provide our staffers interested in pursuing careers in journalism with experience that’s more applicable to the rapidly changing newsrooms they will most likely encounter. As we send our staffers into the workforce, I want them to be prepared. Journalism isn’t dying. It’s changing. The same goes for the DN. We’re not dying. We’re just getting started. This decision wasn’t easy, and it may be disappointing to some. I love reading print newspapers, too. I understand. But I am much more excited about the new opportunities next year’s DN will have. I’m much more excited to give students news in a way that takes into account your preferences and habits. We can do so much more and reach so many more people this way. As we prepare for this transition, I urge you to let us know what you want to see in next semester’s DN. What do you like about the current DN? What do you want to see different? We want your input. After all, this is for you. I am incredibly excited for these changes, and I hope you are too. After 113 years, the DN is starting a new, exciting chapter. We’re excited for you to join us. Sincerely, Hailey Konnath Editor-in-chief

editorial policy The editorial above contains the opinion of the fall 2013 Daily Nebraskan Editorial Board. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, its student body or the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. A column is solely the opinion of its author; a cartoon is solely the opinion of its artist. The Board of Regents acts as publisher of the Daily Nebraskan; policy is set by the Daily Nebraskan Editorial Board. The UNL Publications Board, established by the regents, supervises the production of the paper. According to policy set by the regents, responsibility for the editorial content of the newspaper lies solely in the hands of Daily Nebraskan employees.

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Make library smarter, not prettier


he effects of the 2014 library renovations are finally being felt. I had to go around a closed sidewalk a couple weeks ago. These renovations are real. The library renovation plan hit an even higher level of realness on Jan. 24 when the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Board of Regents officially approved the most contentious part of the library renovation plan: the Learning Commons in Love North. The Learning Commons will be an open study area in the upper level of the library, complete with tables, chairs, power outlets, computers, multimedia services and a coffee bar. Determining whether the university’s library renovation plans (1) are necessary and (2) are likely to be successful depends heavily on one’s operational definition of a successful library. If you take success to mean academic usage, these renovations might be a poor use of space, as they necessitate the removal of books from a research library. There are, of course, other definitions of success. Just look at some quotes surrounding the debate. The last Daily Nebraskan article on the library renovation, published Dec. 16, interviewed library professor Jeanetta Drueke. Drueke said, “(The Learning Commons) will be a space to be proud of, to show off to visitors – potential students, parents, candidates for positions and corporate recruiters.” The last Journal-Star article, published Nov. 2, interviewed UNL stu-

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dent Madeleine Cass, who said, “It’s a library. Does it have to be a lot more than that?” Let’s start with the first point. Are fullscale renovations to Love Library necessary? Well, yes and no. The University of Nebraska is trending low on the Library Investment Index, which ranks libraries based on operation costs, scale and circulation statistics. Six of the 12 Big Ten Conference member schools have libraries in the ARL’s top 25; UNL is 95th. Something’s not going quite right. But, if you trust the ARL, an academic group dedicated to analyzing the efficiency of college libraries, adding a coffee shop to Love isn’t the best way to improve it. In 2005, Ohio State University (a perfectly reasonable analogue to UNL) ranked 25th in ARL Index. Soon afterward, Ohio State invested $109 million in renovating their main library, adding a “modern flair” through straight design lines, lots of glass, open spaces

and an in-house coffee shop. Sound familiar? After all was said and done, the OSU library reopened to grandiose fanfare and ascended the ARL scale all the way up to, well, 17th. Decidedly less impressive than I’d expect for $109 million. There’s no question that UNL should be competing with Big Ten schools academically. We have the financial resources and enrollment numbers to do so. But when other Big Ten schools are throwing $55 million (University of Michigan) or $109 million (Ohio State) at their libraries for the sole purpose of adding more glass to the front and a coffee shop to the second floor, should we really be so eager to follow suit? If a successful library is one with high circulation and significant research funding, then UNL is going about this renovation the wrong way. Before libraries had Learning Commons, the other Big Ten schools were already miles ahead. If we want our successful library to be a hub of academia where knowledge is easily accessible and shared, we should take a step back and try to figure out what feature of Michigan’s library, of Pennsylvania State University’s library, of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s library earned them their places in the national discussion. If a successful library is supposed to be a shiny recruiting tool, though, go on ahead. Benjamin Curttright is a junior English major. He goes to the library sometimes. Reach him at opinion@

Use singular ‘they’ to be inclusive of all genders

Nebraskans should have most say in pipeline fate



he witness is still unknown. If anyone knows his or her identity, please contact us with his or her information or request that he or she contact us himself or herself so we may identify him or her.” If that made-up quotation infuriated you a little, you’re not alone. The Associated Press style and grammar rules require that you write “he or she,” or their additional respective pronouns, when referring to a person whose gender is unknown. You might think that this is a good way to be inclusive and also grammatically correct when it comes to singular vs. plural. If so, think again. We use the singular “they” in casual speech frequently, but it’s also relevant to people who are transgender. Transgender is a sort of “catchall” term that can denote someone who is binary trans, genderqueer, agender or otherwise non-binary. The term binary in this case means the gender binary: the idea that male and female are the only genders. A binary trans person is someone who identifies as male or female but their identification differs from the gender they were assigned at birth. A genderqueer person feels their gender doesn’t fit in the standard gender norms. An agender person doesn’t identify with any gender. This may seem like a lot of complicated definitions to a cisgender person, or someone who identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth. However, many people identify as one of the above. The University of California-Los Angeles’ Williams Institute stated in a 2011 report that there are nearly 700,000 transgender individuals in the United States. This number has probably fluctuated in the past three years, but the point remains. We’ve recently seen more progress in terms of recognizing genders outside the male vs. female structure. For instance, last week Facebook’s dropdown menu for gender added a “custom” option in which you can pick from 56 different genders. This is a great victory for those who have felt slighted by Facebook’s narrow identification system and a good step toward taking the stigma off of non-binary people. It bothers me that academic and journalistic writing hasn’t really picked up on this yet. I have been involved in opinion journalism for nearly two years now, and this issue has been one of the most awkward ones for me in my position as a writer

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and an editor. This matter was in the spotlight when Chelsea Manning was convicted of violating the Espionage Act last summer. On Aug. 22, 2013, the AP blog declared that news sources should refer to Manning with gender neutral pronouns until they could verify her wishes to be identified by female pronouns. Originally, this was only issued in a statement read aloud on the “Today” show, and AP officials apparently wanted to reach her first. They updated the post on Aug. 26 stating that this preference had been verified. The AP Stylebook says sources should be identified by their preferred pronouns. If a reporter doesn’t know their preference for whatever reason, they should “use the pronoun consistent with the way the individuals live publicly.” This is quite problematic. Arguably, because transgender folks are a sexual minority, you might get away with the gender “guessing game” most of the time. But the idea of identifying someone based on their “public life” is iffy. Does this mean that a person who wears skirts and makeup “probably” prefers female pronouns? We should make an effort to ask what pronouns people prefer as a rule of thumb. But in cases where this can’t be done or where we’re talking about a hypothetical person as an example, a singular “they” is the next best thing. It’s ambiguous and doesn’t assign a binary gender on someone unnecessarily. Saying “he or she” is not grammatically correct. It’s heteronormative and invalidates the experiences of almost 700,000 Americans. We use the singular “they” in casual speech all the time. It’s time the written world followed suit. Ruth Boettner is a senior French and global studies major. Reach her at opinion@

eystone Pipeline opposers in Nebraska were just handed a major victory. A court ruling Wednesday by a district judge put a halt to the devious plan to approve the controversial pipeline without the consent of the public. The battle for the construction of TransCanada’s second major oil pipeline in the state has persisted since 2008. With Wednesday’s ruling, it may last a while longer. Lancaster County District Court Judge Stephanie Stacy sided with Nebraska landowners and placed a permanent injunction on any further action from Gov. Heineman’s office. The bill in question, known as LB1161, transferred the approval authority for the pipeline from the Public Service Commission to the governor’s office and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, an office directed to protect the state’s natural resources. The bill undermined environmentalists and activists across the state who have been fighting aggressively to halt the initiation of the project. Ruling the bill unconstitutional is a victory for the activists and reminds the governor, who has fought tooth-andnail to get construction started, that he can’t work around his constituents for political gain. Republicans across the country have stood against the environmentalists, in favor of the short-term jobs created to construct the pipeline. Republican leaders have asked President Obama to fast track the project multiple times. The governor approved this tar sand pipeline a day after the president’s major climate speech last January. As the governor will be leaving office this year, his support for the project illustrates his political savvy to impress the national party. Simply put, we can’t dismiss Gov. Heineman’s future ambitions to serve in a Republican presidential administration. Pending an appeal from Nebraska Attorney General and friend of the governor, Jon Bruning, the ruling puts the battle where it should be: in the hands of Nebraskans. It revitalizes a state debate that, since the approval, was dependent upon a major lobbying effort at the State Department; an effort that likely would have been won by the deep pockets of big oil and resource extraction companies. Now activists can continue to organize both within and outside the state. In the past, they built a self-sustaining wind and solar-powered barn in the path of TransCanada’s pipeline route. Jane Kleeb, director of Bold Nebraska, was enthusiastic after the ruling and applauded

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the revitalization of due process in returning the decision to the Public Service Commission. “Citizens won today. We beat a corrupt bill that Gov. Heineman and the Nebraska Legislature passed in order to pave the way for a foreign corporation to run roughshod over the American landowners,” she said. There isn’t a better way to put it. With every other state in the pipeline’s path granting either government or private authority to build, Nebraska is the only state left standing up against the international extraction company with good reason. Nebraska is home to the world’s largest aquifer in the world: the Ogallala Aquifer. A pipeline explosion wouldn’t simply be a pollution disaster, it would also threaten a major supply of groundwater for farmers and citizens across the nation. It’s simply irresponsible for our governor to isolate himself in the decision-making process. Wednesday’s ruling allows Nebraskans to maintain an active role in influencing whether or not this dirty oil can be transported through a state that is world renowned for its agricultural capabilities. This fight is essential to the livelihood of the state economy and the health of citizens both today and tomorrow. More than before, fighters must enhance their movement against the pipeline. The significance should not get lost in the politics or the science behind climate change. Pipelines burst. That isn’t a secret. After consecutive dry summers and abundant research on the vitality of the Ogallala Aquifer, this isn’t a battle of short-term consequences. All Nebraskans must consider our ability to sustain our way of life and the security of our natural resources. Dave Gottschalk is a senior political science major. Follow him on Twitter @ gawdchalk. Reach him at opinion@


friday, february 21, 2014 @dnartsdesk



1869-1890 1887 - (Old Nebraska Hall)

1890-1920 GARDEN CAMPUS 1892 - The Library (Arch Hall) 1906 - The Temple 1908 - Richards (Mechanical Engineering Laboratories

1920-1945 BEAUX-ARTS 1937 - Nebraska Union 1931 - Raymond Hall 1928 - Andrews Hall 1927 - Morrill Hall 1925 - Coliseum 1923 - Memorial Stadium

1945-1970 WAR TIME / POST WAR 1941 - Love Library (used as barracks during wartime) 1946 - Burnett Hall 1952 - Selleck Quadrangle 1961 - Sheldon Museum of Art 1964 - Pound (Students were complaining about the building since the very first year it was built. It felt “impersonal.”) 1965 - Abel was wild from the start. Students started fires in the trash chutes and vandalized elevators before the entire building was done.

1970-1995 MODERNISM 1970 - College of Business Administration 1970 - Oldfather 1971 - Hamilton Hall



Halle Unger, a freshman interior design major, sketches for a perspective drawing assignment in Architecture Hall on Thursday afternoon.



Arch itectu re majo r seeks to craf t mo re th an p ro b lem so lvers sto ry b y Grace So lem- Pf eif er p h o to s b y Stacie Hecker


s Lincoln music and sports fans poured into the grand opening of the Pinnacle Bank arena last September, Micah Davis observed the 470,400-square-foot structure with a different kind of wonder. Davis, a senior architecture major, toured the arena with 16 freshmen from the College of Architecture. “The best part about working with freshmen is being able to share what I enjoy with them, and because they’re new to this, a lot of them have no idea what is involved with architecture,” Davis, who serves as a peer mentor, said. “Taking them through the arena, they all finally got to see what goes into a full project.” An overhaul in the curriculum for

the College of Architecture is challenging the current freshman class of approximately 110 students to develop radical collaboration and creativethinking skills. Students are instructed in a process of problem solving known as “Design Thinking.” Founder of the Stanford Design School, David Kelley, developed the Design Thinking program at Standford to cultivate a concept called “creative confidence.” Through a series of group and individual conceptual challenges, assistant professor of architecture Brian Kelly hopes to challenge college of architecture students to tap into their own problem-solving abilities. “Growing up and going through

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K-12, there are situations that you get beat down until you think you’re not creative,” Kelly said. “Other times some people think that they’re creative, but they don’t really know what that means. We’re coaching students to empathetically attack a wide breadth of issues in a user-centric way.” To accomplish this, freshmen are divided into teams and challenged to tackle conceptual dilemmas that at first seem to have little to do with designing buildings. The resulting designs and solutions can change radically to accommodate the needs of a specific user demographic. For one module last semester, Rousol Aribi and her team of fellow freshmen from the architecture college and

the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science set out to create a design that would combine a phone, headphones and a charger. By the end of the project, the group had designed a handwarmer for individuals with arthritis. Aribi said she believes that a team setting diversifies the skill sets for more effective solutions. “We actually went to the arthritis center and interviewed the nurses, which probably wouldn’t have happened if it was just me working alone, but it made it a totally different experience,” Aribisaid. “Working in groups helps us because everyone has different skills, and you tend to not miss the obvious.” Because of the group-oriented envi-

major: see page 7


UNL’s history lies in its architechture column | BY KEKELI DAWES | PHOTO BY ANDREW BARRY


nyone associated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln now knows that the renovations and construction planned for this school as a Big Ten Conference member are well underway. As I write this, construction teams are lifting the white plastic sheets blocking off half of the Nebraska Union. The drywall dust has just been cleaned off the new Crib in the south of the Union, which wrapped up construction recently.. The union never really was new, I mean. It’s first renovation in 1959 was supposed to be as sleek and stylish as the rocket-age Cadillacs that would roll up to the wide driveway built at the new union’s front door but ended up looking more like a Cold War bunker in the following years – a dense 6-foot-tall concrete wall skirted the foundation of the entire building. Ten years later the façade was extended, but those changes were kept until renovations in 1985. The union we know was finished in 1999 and is already due for another stylistic jump start. The Crib has come a long way from the luxurious velvet couches, soft car-

Rumored to have the country’s largest urinal, Architecture Hall is the oldest occupied building at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. The decision to merge the College of Architecture and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is still pending. peting, lavish wallpaper, wood-paneled walls and working fireplaces it had in

1938. How will the circular-orb florescent lights, fake black wood and bright

red linoleum be received in 10 years? One can only guess. But that’s this school’s character, always trying to put our best foot forward every time we get the opportunity to grow. UNL’s first real campus plan, designed by George N. Seymour in the 1920s, was built on neoclassical BeauxArts design principles with long, treelined avenues, symmetrical and orderly planning and positioning of buildings and intricate detailing. Though it didn’t give us Columbia University or the University of California, Berkley, the plan did give us Greek Row and Morrill Hall, and has guided the planning of the campus for decades. UNL’s aspirations were always lofty, and the school started building toward them in the late ’60s and early ’70s. The dorms may have missed the mark. Many were opposed to housing students in tall buildings – some said they would promote destruction and disorder in the students. Some likened student dorms like Abel and Sandoz Halls to student warehouses. Students complained that Pound, finished in

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student voice

1994 - Beadle Center 2010 - Jorgensen Hall

Cory Galen, a freshman landscape architecture major, practices for her design drawing class in Architecture Hall on Thursday afternoon.

I like (the classic architecture) just as long as the classroom’s updated and the technology’s updated. I’ve been in the architecture building a few times, and I really like how they’ve modernized it, but it’s still classic and gorgeous.”

I’m so excited about all of this. I really love the new coffee shop layout because it’s just a lot more open and not so old and secluded. It feels like we’re a part of the Big Ten now with all of the advancements that we’re making.”

Jacy Lewis

sophomore anthropology and journalism

Amanda Nabors

sophomore pre-speech language pathology


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UNL observatory holds nights for public to learn about astronomy Griffith Swidler DN

Whether you’re a Libra, Gemini or even a Pisces, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Observatory is open to everyone. The observatory, which can be found on top of the Stadium Drive Parking Garage, will be open Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Located just southwest of Memorial Stadium, the observatory’s public night will be run by Marina Bradaric. Born in Bosnia, Bradaric has spent most of her life in Lincoln. Her passion for astronomy dates back to long before college. “I first heard about astronomy in sixth grade, and have loved it ever since,” she said. Astronomy was eliminated as a major at UNL the year before Bradaric enrolled, but the observatory remained. Her second year at UNL, she decided it was time to investigate what few astronomy options the university offered. She went to the head of astronomy, Dr. Kevin Lee, with the intention of discovering more about what astronomy classes were offered here. Instead, Lee offered her a job as a

teacher’s assistant, which turned into a job as part-time curator of the UNL Student Observatory. Bradaric now runs all the public night events, which are held once a month during the school year. “One public night a month, and over the whole semester I got a total of five people,” Bradaric said. “And then another semester I got hundreds of people just flowing through the (parking) garage.” Although temperature and sky conditions can affect the number of people that come and visit, Bradaric said, it all comes down to how well the public night is advertised. The public night features two main telescopes. The first of the two telescopes is a 10-inch telescope that was made in the physics shop here at UNL. It’s a portable telescope that’s wheeled just outside of the actual observatory for use. Its magnification is roughly 100 times that of the human eye and is usually used to observe the moon from close proximity. Take a step inside the actual observatory and you will be in the presence of UNL’s astronomy baby. A $10,000, 16-inch telescope

is centered underneath a rotating dome, and steals the show on nearly every public night. “This telescope lets us see upclose and clear images of the surface of the moon,” Bradaric said of the behemoth telescope, “and I’m sure it weighs more than an elephant.” Although Friday evening is supposed to be clear, weather can be an issue. Even on a partly cloudy night, the observatory will remain open but is subject to closing if a completely cloud ridden sky is imminent. “Its funny because a lot of times we will get people from the public who come in on public night and it’s cloudy,” Bradaric said, “And people say ‘Oh, but you have a telescope, can’t you see through the clouds?’ and I just have to tell them no.” Although thermal telescopes won’t be featured Friday night, there will be two large telescopes and an enthusiastic astronomer. Despite being named the UNL Student Observatory, the public nights are open to the public as well as professors and students. arts@


Marina Bradaric runs the UNL Student Observatory located atop the Stadium Drive Parking Garage on campus. The UNL Student Observatory is open to the public every third Friday of the month from Jan. 24 to April 18. The moon and planets in the solar system are viewable through the telescope.

‘Selfish Giant’ squanders potential power Ending undercuts film’s bleak setting, powerful antihero protagonist with moralistic wrap up

Vegetarianism fits some diets better than others CASSIE KERNICK

Sean Stewart Dn “The Selfish Giant” is the narrative feature-length debut of British director Clio Barnard. The film follows 13-year-old Arbor and his friend Swifty as they scrap metal around the city to try to earn some cash. Barnard had previously only directed several documentaries and shorts, and her background is evident in the “The Selfish Giant.” The film bears a slightly shaky camera style that grounds it in the grit of its decaying urban setting. The continuous images of scrapyards and run-down neighborhoods strip the film of gloss and maintain a sense of industry and its effect on the two young boys who have free run in them. The film is occasionally interrupted by extended vista shots “The Selfish Giant” stars Conner that are so long they undermine with salvaging scrap metal from their impressive composition and selling it. and just feel like jarring filler. Overall, though, Barnard is magnificent at setting the scene. The two boys’ differences The adults in the film serve are where Barnard subtly traces to characterize their urban home. They alternate between exploit- the conflict for most of the film. ing and expelling the city’s chil- Arbor ’s compulsion to salvage metal and sell it consumes him dren, leaving little room to wonder at the reasons for their rough and those around him. Swifty shaping. True to her documen- is happiest when the two boys are in a pasture tarian roots, Barwith horses. Arnard essentially bor, however, can Audiences tells a story about only stare at the a people, not a shouldn’t power lines, wonperson. dering how he As Arbor, Con- be unwilling to can cut down the ner Chapman car- accept antiheroes wire and sell it. ries much of the Through moments weight of the film. as protagonists.” like this, Barnard His disdain for auis able to examine thority is so shockthe potentially ing and forcefully delivered that the power of his poisonous and addictive effects of industry in Arbor alongside character is undeniable, regardless of the audiences’ feeling for the more age-appropriate longhim. Shaun Thomas balances ings of Swifty. Despite his family being much poorer than Arbor ’s, the explosiveness of Chapman’s Swifty never embodies the ache performance out nicely with for money that drives all of the his more steady-handed turn as latter ’s thought. Swifty. Arbor is a downright punk.


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Chapman as a child obsessed the film’s dilapidated setting

The circumstances of his upbringing and neighborhood aside, he’s incredibly dislikable, which is fine. It’s okay to tell the story of a teenager at war with everything and everyone surrounding him. Audiences shouldn’t be unwilling to accept antiheroes as protagonists and filmmakers shouldn’t be restricted to making films about likable characters, especially when their dislikable ones feel so real. Everyone has seen or known this kid. Arbor is less a character and more an ugly fact. Problems often arise, however, when nontraditional characters like this are shoved into a traditional narrative. Barnard isn’t willing to fully commit to realism. For 75 minutes we are shown Arbor as he becomes increasingly greedy and violent. When tragedy strikes, though, his initial rage apparently turns into reform. The sudden change in tonal-

ity really punishes the film as a whole. The vast majority of the film steers vigorously toward a sense of social tragedy and repugnancy. As a result, when it’s flipped to personal tragedy and reform the film feels too heavyhanded, the final few plot points too orchestrated. The imbalance in the screenplay throws the film off-kilter and muddies its effectiveness. In the opening scene of “The Selfish Giant,” Arbor, seeking refuge beneath the bed, relentlessly flails his arms about in fury. The film maintains the rage of this moment consistently before dropping it in its final moments. The official plot description for “The Selfish Giant” calls it a modern fable. Most of it is too complex and too mature to be considered a fable. Only in its last 15 minutes does the film become overtly moralistic, sputtering out and leaving only an impression of the much more evocative film it started out as and should have been. arts@

How do you know there’s a vegetarian in the room? Don’t worry they’ll tell you. Oh you don’t eat meat, that’s cool. Did you know Hitler was also a vegetarian? You two have so much in common. These are both jokes I used to say frequently as two of my best friends have not eaten meat for years. Being a typical Nebraskan, I sneered at my friend’s choice to abstain from consuming meat. While I understand that for some it’s a moral choice, and others dislike how the meat is currently being processed, I didn’t understand why anyone would feel the need to make such an extreme gesture. After years of being surrounded by herbivores, I decided to see what the craze was all about. When I set out to not consume meat for a minimum of two weeks, I was purely doing it to see if I would experience any physical changes in my quest to live a healthier life. I also was not committing to being a “full-on vegetarian,” as I was intending to still eat fish and eggs, technically making me a “pesco-ovo-vegetarian.” I originally thought that not eating meat would be a really easy transition. I typically only eat red meats on special occasions and don’t eat white meat too frequently either, or so I thought. The first day I decided to stop eating meat a friend made crepes and bacon. I decided to start the next day. The next day came and I was successful, until 5 p.m. I took a bite of pizza and then moments later realized it was pepperoni. I promptly spit it up. Once I started to actually remember that I was now a pseudo vegetarian, things were basically the same. Instead of getting a turkey wrap, I began getting veggie and hummus wraps at Husker Heroes. In the process I also found that all

the dining halls offer black bean and veggie burgers cooked to order. It was nice to still be able to maintain some variety in my daily dining. Everything was fun and exciting until day three, when a terrible migraine set in. I felt tired all day even though I had slept plenty, and my head was throbbing incessantly. I realized then that while I was substituting in enough protein, I had failed to compensate for the iron I was no longer getting from meat. After that experience I was careful to plan my meals more precisely and added a daily multivitamin into my morning regimen. After adding the vitamin I felt good. With my previous changes of eating more balanced meals, I had consistently been feeling better with each week that I continued to eat healthy. I kept waiting to feel something incredibly different. I kept expecting that without eating meat I would experience some lifealtering change in my appetite and daily energy level, but this change never came. I thought I may not be feeling significantly different because I had only not eaten meat for two weeks, maybe “the change” would occur in time. I debated for a while extending my vegetarian excursion, but in the end I decided not to. Personally, the only major difference was that I felt hungrier. Without having meat at my meals I found myself consuming more cheese and carbs. And that’s when I realized that while being a vegetarian may be a great lifestyle change for some, I ate healthier, more balanced meals when I was consuming meat. I gave up on my quest, but decided to not eat meet again until I could do it right. So I decided to end my stint with vegetarianism by going to Honest Abe’s because some days nothing makes you feel more human than eating a giant slab of red meat. Cassie Kernick is a freshman journalism, advertising and public relations and red meat major. Reach her at arts@

history: from 5 1964, was impersonal and miserable three months after moving in. There were realized visions: Oldfather Hall, finished in 1970, rose 10 stories above the Beaux-Campus of the ‘20s, but Love Library North was supposed to be four stories tall. Two stories didn’t make the 1972 opening. Woods Hall was the school’s attempt at hip modernist architecture, under the shadow of the Sheldon Museum of Art, designed by world-famous modernist architect Philip Johnson. Hamilton, finished in 1971, was essentially designed to be a stretchedout, tall version of that. The Sheldon is arguably the most stylistically authentic structure on campus, also being designed by Johnson. Still, the Sheldon was just a warm-up for Johnson’s big New York State Theater (now the Koch Theater), which wrapped just a year after the Sheldon’s ribbon cutting. This institution never had enough money to build on the cutting-edge of architectural style for all its projects; this was the Land Grant school in the middle of the prairie, and UNL didn’t start with buckets of money during its founding like Notre Dame or Yale. The very first building on campus, University Hall, was so hastily and cheaply made that it was always being rebuilt and patched up. The building was bad but needed. The only floors that weren’t deemed too dangerous to occupy were the first floor and the basement, so a (more than) half-decrepit building was used until it practically demolished itself after 97 years in 1948. This school grew in spurts. Some were putters, like its slow start in the 1890s, slowed down by bad planning and economic depression. Sometimes the growth was massive and too much to handle; the campus was literally bursting at the seams once veterans

UNL has a rich history just like any other institution, and though we may not know it, it’s in plain sight, told through the buildings we study and live in.” started coming home from Europe and the Pacific in the late ’40s. But there is more to UNL’s architectural history than keeping up with current styles. Unlike other schools who had steady growth, or preserved a large historic campus through decades, the city campus has had many faces. During some times, like after World War II when the campus was packed with veteranss going to school on the GI bill, the school exploded in strange ways. The vast quadrangle stretching from Andrews Hall to the Teacher’s College was never landscaped. Now plans are being made by UNL Libraries to revitalize the area in front of Love North. Before then, the quadrangle was a drill field for students in the military. The stacks of Love Library were used as makeshift barracks. After the war, the area was filled with temporary classrooms and administrative buildings to compensate for the larger student body, complete with streets and parking spaces. Once those buildings were relieved by new construction, the entire quadrangle became a gravel parking lot, until Love Library North was built. The buildings on campus that are still here today look the same, but have served many different kinds of students. Nebraska Hall, the stomping grounds of UNL’s engineers and

criminal justice majors, used to be a watch factory. Architecture Hall used to be the campus’s only library and the law school. The Temple Building was built with money donated by John D. Rockefeller Jr., and was used as a cafeteria, makeshift student union, party room and lounge, but nothing really stuck until the theater department made it home. UNL has a rich history just like any other institution, and though we may not know it, it’s in plain sight, told through the buildings we study and live in. Chancellor James Canfield, upset at the University Hall’s terrible condition and horrible construction, was so determined to make the university’s library the most well-constructed building on campus he oversaw its creation daily and saw it built from beginning to end. Architecture Hall is the oldest building on campus and, at 119 years old, one of the oldest buildings in Lincoln. Charles R. Richards, the first dean of engineering and an early athletic director for UNL, made the architect of the hall change his original plans, just to make room for the first football field’s bleachers. Two years later, when Richards moved the Cornhuskers to the now

sacred ground that is Memorial Stadium, Richards planted his own (much larger) hall where he said Burnett couldn’t: on the Husker’s first gridiron. The architecture of UNL tells the story of students. Students hated Pound starting the day they had to move in. Abel was always crazy. Within months of its first residents, the elevators were already wellvandalized (including peed in) and the trash chutes were already set on fire. Students built the Nebraska Union. Jack Fischer, student council president and Daily Nebraskan editor, led the student body in a fight against the Board of Regents, who irrationally opposed building a student union with money from FDR’s Public Works Administration. When the Board wouldn’t budge, the students taxed themselves to raise the $180,000 the board, or the chancellor, wouldn’t. That’s why the school’s government and Daily Nebraskan have a permanent home in the union. So though much of campus is changing, and though UNL’s architectural styles range wildly with seemingly no rhyme or reason, this change is a part of this university’s character. It’s evidence of a rich history that’s worth looking into. Kekeli Dawes is a junior architectural studies major. Reach him at arts@ Editor’s NOte: Very special thanks to Associate Professor, Facilities Manager, and Nebraska Union Board Member Deb Pearson and Architecture Librarian and Professor Kay LoganPeters for helping with this column.

I think it’s a huge draw for incoming students and transfer students. A lot of current college campuses look really old still and aren’t really visually appealing. I think visuals play a big factor in choosing where you want to go to college because you have to look at that place for the next four years. So I think it’s a big factor.”

James Crowl senior english major

As far as renovation goes, if the outside is old looking, I feel like it makes us compete with Harvard. So I don’t mind if the outside looks old, but I think the inside renovation is nice.”

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going to be part of a team.” As freshmen progress through the program, they undertake individual projects as well and improve their visual literacy. While the fundamentals of creative thinking are an essential framework, it may still be a few years before they are able to design practical and realistic structures. “Fourth year our projects are based more around the realistic rather than the conceptual,” Davis said. “Most building designs that you’re looking at for underclassmen aren’t

capable of being built. They couldn’t even stand. But first you need to be able to work through the problem on multiple levels.” While Kelly notes that the curriculum for architecture students is rigorous, the attention to detail, as well as the focus on the creative process, is what draws many students into the field. “Look at the Eiffel Tower,” Aribi said. “People think it’s cool and everything, but they don’t notice that the angles of it direct the eyes toward

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of the crime and more so on Capote’s relationship with his book, the criminals and the small town, allowing the movie to be its own story that also goes hand in hand with the novel. Because the film tells more of Capote’s side in capturing the murders and the story behind them in his novel, the portrayal of Capote was extremely important to the film. Philip Seymour Hoffman nailed every one of Capote’s significant characteristics, from his high-pitched voice and slight lisp to his alcohol addiction. “Capote” is full of the struggles of people trying to make a living, either through crimes or trying to make it big as an author, and it shows those struggles without over-sensationalizing anything. Neither the book nor the film say that quadruple family murders are on the rise, they instead show that this is one circumstance that caused a lot of trouble for a rural town in Kansas. “Capote” wants its audience to know that telling the truth comes with its own cost. arts@

The 1959 murder of the Clutter family was known for shaking up its small town of Holcomb, Kan. Images of the family, bound, gagged and shot in their own quiet home stained the minds of Holcomb residents, and rumors of who was on bad terms with Herbert Clutter circulated with a new accusation every day. Truman Capote, drawn to the chaos and mystery surrounding the crime, decided to write a novel about it. “In Cold Blood” has been considered one of the first original true crime novels ever since. In 2005, “Capote” was released, a film that follows the events leading up to the publication of the book. I hadn’t read “In Cold Blood” before I saw the movie, but it didn’t damage my perspective on either piece of work. Part of that can be attributed to the fact that the movie isn’t an adaptation of the book. Rather, it’s based on Gerald Clarke’s biography that goes by the same name. The movie relies less on the story of the two men who were convicted

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graduates of the architecture program. “[Runge and Hull] attribute what they’re doing right now to their architecture degree; that they were trained to attack problems with design process,” Kelly said. “Although they’re not designing buildings, they still attribute what they’re doing to the education they got here.” Next year, the current freshmen within the architecture college will choose a specific discipline to pursue within the college: architecture,

certain things. If you really look into a building, you can see there is a decision behind each and every shape. To an architect, a square is never just a square.” While students such as Aribi and Davis hope to work as professional architects, the creative skills that they are developing can be applied to a wide variety of fields. Clint Runge and Charles Hull, the founders of Archrival, a marketing agency based out of the Lincoln Haymarket, are both Kelly’s former students and


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themselves and in getting over all that went wrong the week before. “We have a lot of guys that Last weekend, the Huskers traveled to Bradenton, Fla., for the have really good attitudes out there. It can be really tough,” Big Ten Match Play Championship, and returned home with- Siwa said. “We all have the out a single victory. The Husk- games to beat anybody out here, ers are now looking to rebound and we have confidence in what as they prepare for another we’re doing. It’s bound to happen sooner or later.” cross-country road trip when Freshman Justin Jennings is they travel to Palm Desert, Castepping up in his lif., for the Wyoming own right to make Cowboy Desert Insure the team doesn’t tercollegiate. suffer another winCoach Bill Spanless weekend. gler has confidence “He’s very dethat his team is still termined,” Spangler on the right track tosaid. “He has high ward finding the sucstandards, high excess that they need. pectations.” Despite not advancImmediately afing past any team in ter he was defeatthe Big Ten Match ed at the hands of Play ChampionPenn State’s Chris siwa ship, the team kept Houston, he went the player vs. player to the driving range matches close. to practice. Rather than allow “All the guys can confidently say that the results did not show the frustration of defeat to well the amount of fight we put in,” over by means of swears or arm Spangler said. “We met as a flailing, he uses situations like group after the matches and these as fuel to keep bettering each and every player felt the himself. “He’s one of the most comsame way that we showed that we easily could have won all the petitive guys I’ve met,” Siwa said. “Every time he goes out matches and we feel good about he expects to win, which is rewhere we’re heading.” Spangler’s certain that the ally good to see from a guy that team will see improvement be- young.” Going out and expecting cause the greens in Florida were designed to be excruciating to- to come away with it is what great rebounders do, and Spanward the short game. gler said that’s what the golfers “We didn’t putt very well; the greens were extremely fast must do this upcoming weekand firm,” Spangler said. “These end. “We’re looking forward to will be the most difficult greens we’ll face all year, so moving going back there and playing forward we’ll learn from this. against a really great field,” Spangler said. “The guys have I’m sure we’ll have a better short game and chipping and putting a great outlook and a great attitude, and they’re excited to get in our next few tournaments.” Players such as senior Mike back at it again.” sports@ Siwa follow the lead of their coach in remaining confident in

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boards. The team out-rebounded the Buckeyes 44-34 in the entire game. The Huskers found rhythm on offense in the second half, as the squad drained 2 3-pointers and built up a 7-point lead of 36-39. With less than 14 minutes to play, the Buckeyes took a point lead on a layup from Alston. The Huskers helped give away the lead with three consecutive turnovers on the in-bound pass. About half way through the second, Alston drained her fifth shot from downtown, which gave the Buckeyes a 50-41 lead. Yori said Alston provided a challenge for the Huskers. “That just makes her that much harder to guard,” Yori said. “She’s a really good offensive player.” With less than five minutes remaining, Hooper deflected a pass and junior Tear ’a Lauder-

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Michael Shoro DN For some Nebraska track and field athletes, this is it; their last indoor meet of the season will be on Friday at the one-day Nebraska Tune-Up at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. For others, their last indoor meet of the season will be next week. Still others will close out their indoor season the weekend after that. There will be 24 teams competing this weekend, including NU. The teams include: NebraskaKearney, Emporia State, South Dakota State, Nebraska-Omaha, Pittsburg State, Creighton, Missouri Southern State, Oklahoma City University, Grand View University, Augustana College, Chadron State College and Lincoln University. There will only be three NCAA Division I schools competing. For many of those who will compete this weekend, the Nebraska Tune-Up is their Big Ten Conference championship. But for others, the Nebraska Tune-Up and the week leading up to it has been one last chance to prepare for the Big Ten Indoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio. Pole vault and combined events coach T.J. Pierce said he’s having all but two of his athletes compete in the Nebraska Tune-Up. Pole vaulters sophomore Beau Simmons and freshman Steven Cahoy won’t be competing this weekend but will be resting their injuries. He said he looks for as many opportunities for competition as he can for his athletes to prepare for the next few meets. Distance coach David Harris is taking a different approach with his athletes. Instead of having them compete at the Tune-Up, he’s sending junior distance-runner Connor Gibson, junior sprinter Ricco Hall, junior mid-distance-

ohio: from 10 put away a jumper to make the score 12-11 Buckeyes. The Huskers took control of the score with 6:32 left in the first half when junior guard Brandi Jeffery went inside and got the layup, which made the score 15-14. Ohio State built up a 5-point run on the backs of a jump shot from Raven Ferguson and a 3-pointer from Alston. This brought the score to 19-15, Buckeyes. This didn’t last long, as the Huskers got the score knotted up a couple possessions later on a shot from Theriot. The Huskers would maintain the lead going into the half by a score of 27-25, but Alston kept the game close, as she sank 2 3-pointers in the last 1:35 of the half. She finished the half with 13 points. While the Huskers struggled with shooting in the first half, they made up for it on the

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mill went on the fastbreak, but she was fouled. She converted on both free throws, which made it a 1-point game. Laudermill wasn’t done. On the next offensive possession for the Huskers, Laudermill drained a 3-pointer, and gave her team a 54-52 lead. After this, the Huskers never looked back. Hooper said the team just needed to settle down and readjust its focus. “Well we got to turn it on now,” Hooper said. “We just went back to playing our game.” The Huskers went on a 23-7 run to finish out the game. Nebraska returns to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Monday for a showdown with the top team in the Big Ten, No. 9 Penn State. sports@

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Junior jumper Ellie Ewere finished in seventh place last year at the Big Ten Indoor Championships. Going into the last 2014 indoor meet, she has a personal best long jump of 18 feet 7 inches. runner London Hawk, freshman mid-distance runner Jacob Holtmeier and senior distance runner Trevor Vidlak to Notre Dame for a competition there.

He said he used the week to try to get a better idea of who would be running in each event before the Indoor Championships next week. “This is the week before the Big

Ten,” Harris said. “It’s starting to get a little more ‘OK, what are we doing, a little tension, a little build up to it.’ We have to decide who’s going. It’s 32 men and 32 women. It’s very important that we choose the right people and that we choose the right events and to look at the conference rankings.” Sprints and hurdles coach Billy Maxwell said he’s giving those competing next weekend this weekend off. Senior sprinters Miles Ukaoma and Tim Thompson, senior hurdler Tibor Koroknai, sophomore sprinter Levi Gipson and freshman hurdlers Mate Koroknai and Drew Wiseman won’t compete this weekend because they’ll compete at the Big Ten Indoor Championships. Head coach Gary Pepin said those who aren’t participating in this weekend’s meet spent the week decreasing their workload. He said he had his athletes do this so they can be well-rested heading into the indoor postseason. “This time of the year, intensity in practice is pretty high and volume of stuff is pretty low,” Pepin said. In terms of looking toward next weekend’s Big Ten Indoor Championships, Pierce said it‘s business as usual. “Big Ten’s next weekend; it’s a really, really big meet, but it’s just another Friday,” Pierce said. “The way we approach it is we try to compete damn near every weekend like it’s the Big Ten Championship.” Track events begin at 12:45 p.m. with the men’s distance-medley relay and field events begin at 2 p.m. with the women’s long jump and the men’s weight throw. sports@

NU heads back on road Sydny Boyd DN This weekend, the men’s tennis team will travel to Atlanta where it will take on the University of Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday and Georgia State on Sunday. “We practice hard,” senior Tom Blackwell said. “We’re ready.” The No. 59 ranked Huskers had a hard week of practice after their tough double header last weekend, where they lost to the No. 48 Louisville Cardinals 4-2 but swept the Creighton Blue Jays 7-0 at the Nebraska Tennis Center. “We’re really excited to get out there and compete again,” senior Brandon Videtich said. “This team is always hungry for the next opportunity to get on the court and compete.” The Huskers began their fall season in September at the Georgia State Invitational against Georgia State. The score wasn’t recorded, but Nebraska won three out of their four doubles matches. “We know how Georgia State plays and we know what they look like,” Videtich said. “It’ll still be tough, but we know.” Last spring season, the Huskers beat then-ranked No. 60 Georgia State in Bristol, Tenn., 4-3. The Huskers are ready for another opportunity to prove themselves and their program, Videtich said. “This weekend is another chance for us to improve our record,” he said. “We’ve worked hard this last week in practice and hope to come out on top.” Coming out on top will require the Huskers to grab the doubles win early and to be able to build team momentum for the singles play. In both the match against Creighton and the match against Denver University, the Husk-

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Senior Brandon Videtich won in his doubles match to help the Huskers beat the Creighton Bluejays 7-0 at home on Saturday. Nebraska is 4-3 going into the double-header this weekend. ers did this and won. The key for the men’s tennis team is build momentum early that will carry them through the tougher single matches. After playing at home for the last two weeks, traveling might be an adjustment for the team. But the Huskers aren’t worried about the transition from the Nebraska Tennis Center in Lincoln to the Blackburn Tennis Center in Atlanta. If anything, they’re just anxious to hit the road and show what they’ve been practicing. “Practice is important for road trips like these,” assistant coach Fungai Tongoona said. “They get faster and stronger and prepared.” Nebraska is the alma mater of both Georgia State’s head coach Joerg Barthel and assistant coach Cesar Vargas. The Huskers faced the Georgia State Panthers last fall at the

Georgia State Fall Invitational where the Huskers had wins against Florida Gulf Coast, Wisconsin, Denver and Creighton. “We think it will be good,” Blackwell said. “We had a hard week of practice and a lot of hardworking guys.” This week during practice the Huskers worked on conditioning, stamina and repetition drills to make sure they were prepared. “We’re a young team,” Blackwell said. “But we fight for it.” Last season, the Huskers didn’t play the University of AlabamaBirmingham Blazers, who are 4-3 overall. “It’ll just be good to have competition and to get out there and play,” Videtich said. “That’s when our skills show the most, is during a match.” sports@

to mark the Huskers biggest lead of the fist half. The Huskers finished the half with nine trips to the charity line, and converted 21 of their 23 attempts to finish the half up 39-27. In the game’s first 20 minutes, Nebraska shot 8 of 19, while sinking in just two of its 9 3-pointers. But Nebraska increased its play in the second half. After shooting 42.1 percent before the break, the Huskers improved their field goal shooting to 50 percent, while tacking on another 16 makes from the free-throw line. Nebraska also showed tenacity on the defensive end of the ball, holding the Nittany Lions to a 34.9 percent shooting display the entire game. Freshman guard Tai Webster finished the game with a seasonhigh 5 rebounds and 10 points; 8 of them from the free-throw line. Although Nebraska stayed hot throughout the game, the focus went on Pitchford with eight minutes to play. The team’s forward suffered a blow to his left leg and was forced to exit the game. Miles said the team is unsure if he’ll be able to play this weekend against Purdue.

“I don’t think there’s any structural damage,” the coach said. “I don’t know when he’ll be available.” After the victory against No. 8 Michigan State on Sunday, losing for the second straight time to the Nittany Lions wasn’t an option, Petteway said. The team had no choice but to extend its winning streak at home to four in front of its crowd of 15,797. “We couldn’t come out here and lay an egg after getting a big win in Michigan State,” he said. “We had to come out here and prove we have a lot of winning to do.” The win also marked the first time Nebraska has had a record above .500 in conference play all season, and kept Nebraska NCAA tournament hopes alive. The victory increased the confidence of fans, and colleagues around the league of them the Huskers making its appearance in the big dance in more than a decade. Just ask Patrick Chambers who ended his presser in support of Nebraska. “Good luck in the tournament,” the Penn State coach said. sports@

penn state: from 10 ka coach Tim Miles said after the game. “When you are 21 of 23 at the foul line you’re thinking, we must be doing something right.” Although sophomore forward Walter Pitchford kicked the game off with his 36th 3-pointer of the season, most of Nebraska’s first-half scoring came via the straight red line. After a Shavon Shields free throw made it 5-0, the Huskers would go on to score 9 of its 11 shots off Penn State fouls. “They’re aggressive and they’re a team that fouls,” Miles said. “You have to take advantage of that.” During the past two weeks, Petteway has struggled warming up in the first half against Nebraska’s last four opponents. He usually saved his successful baskets for near the end of the game. However, Nebraska’s leading scorer caught fire early against the Nittany Lions. “That’s Terran,” Miles said. “He’s been our hardest worker.” With his team up 19-13, Petteway scored 9 straight points via the free throw and field goal varieties from in and outside the 3-point line to extend Nebraska’s lead to 10. A pair of baskets from the free-throw line by Rivers stretched it to 30-18

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No. 12 NU travels to California for Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic play against 5 teams Josh Kelly DN The No. 12 Nebraska softball team will have its hands full this weekend as it travels to Cathedral City, Calif., to compete in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. Having competed in the tournament last season, junior infielder Mattie Fowler is anxious to return to California to play against highly praised teams. “It’s a really exciting tournament,” Fowler said. “These teams are really important. We’re going to see some of the best pitchers and the best hitters in the nation and it’s fun to matchup against them.” With four out of five of Nebraska’s opponents this weekend being ranked programs, coach Rhonda Revelle is treating this tournament as an opportunity to build this season’s resume for the postseason. “I feel like it’s a postseason weekend,” Revelle said. “I don’t know if it’s one of the toughest weekends because you hopefully play a lot of postseason weekends. It’s right up there.” One of the biggest perks in preparing for the heavy competition this weekend was on Tuesday as it was warm enough outside for the team to practice on the field. “I was so happy to go outside,” Fowler said. “It was really nice to go out there, and I know our outfielders love that in windy Nebraska. That helps them read some balls and stuff.” The Huskers are going to hit the ground running this weekend as they will face all their ranked foes before facing unranked Boise State on Sunday. The four ranked teams have a combined record of 38-2, three of the teams are undefeated.

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Junior infielder Mattie Fowler will be competing in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic for the second time in her career at Nebraska. Last season, Fowler helped Nebraska as co-captain to its seventh women’s collegiate world series appearance in school history.

First comes No. 16 Texas A&M on Friday, followed by a matchup against No. 14 Arizona, which is the first undefeated team that Nebraska will compete against in the tournament. OnSaturday there’s only one game against No. 3 Tennessee, who was last season’s national runner ups after losing to Oklahoma in the Women’s College World

Series in Oklahoma City. Rounding out the weekend is a Sunday morning meeting against the undefeated No. 9 UCLA Bruins and then a tournament finale against Boise State, who’s 4-6 heading into the weekend. For most of the team, they aren’t going to go to California thinking about the big picture. They’re going to set their radars

on the lowest denominator to achieve what they set out to do. “Our goal is just to get better every game,” Fowler said.” We’re always learning from any mistakes we have, and we keep building on that to reach our goals as a unit, to work together and work every pitch.” It’s still early in the season for the Huskers and to come out

this weekend undefeated is not a goal that they are striving toward, coach Revelle said. “We’ve had two weekends out, and we still have 10 games under our belt,” Revelle said. “There’s been plenty that’s been exposed and come up in the last two weeks to create a list of things to work on.” sports@

No. 4 Huskers head into NCAA qualifiers With 10-2 record, No. 4 Huskers travel to Murray, Ky., for NCAA qualifiers after beating No. 6 Army Brett Nierengarten DN The Nebraska rifle team has won 10 of its 12 matches this season, most recently defeating No. 6 Army in West Point, N.Y. The team has risen to No. 4, its highest of the season. Great American Rifle Conference coach of the year Stacy Underwood isn’t surprised by her team’s success this season but said the recent accomplishments won’t change a thing for this weekend’s NCAA qualifiers in Murray, Ky. “We will keep doing the same things that we have done all season,” Underwood said. “Now is the time to realize that the purposeful training we have done all year is what has and will continue to keep us a top team.” Underwood said the Huskers have come a long way this season. “From the beginning I kept it real with them. We took an honest assessment of where we were at the beginning of the year. We weren’t a top-five team,” Underwood said. “But I told them that if they were disciplined, focused and trained like competitors they would be. Now, my belief in them


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Freshman Lauren Phillips scored a 587 in smallbore and a 591 in air rifle against Army. The No. 4 Huskers took the win against No. 6 Army last week with a final score of 4,669-4,650.

has become their belief in themselves and their teammates.” The team’s recent success has put it in position to be in the field

of eight at the NCAA Championships. “We are treating this as an opportunity to get a sneak peak at

the range which is also hosting the NCAA championships this year,” Underwood said. “We put ourselves in a great position for

qualifiers and can use this match to learn the nuances of the range.” The Huskers position to qualify hasn’t changed their preparation for this weekend’s qualifier. After taking a few days off, things didn’t change one bit freshman Lauren Phillips said. “We’ve been preparing for this NCAA qualifier the same as we have for the rest of the matches, by coming together on and off the firing line to develop our mental and technical game,” Phillips said. Phillips scored a 587 in smallbore and a 591 in air rifle against Army. She’s expected to be one of the Husker’s top shooters this weekend alongside freshman Rachel Martin who shot a career best of 590 in the air rifle against Army. Despite her recent emergence as one of the team’s top shooters, Phillips said she feels no pressure in her first career postseason event. “Focusing on taking one wellexecuted shot at a time helps relieve a lot of that added pressure,” she said. “I know my place in the team, and I use any pressure I have on me to fuel my performance for the team.” After all of the Huskers’ success, Underwood is ready to see what her team can do in the postseason. “They are fueling the bus, and now I get to be along for the ride,” Underwood said. “It’s been an incredible ride with this team so far and we aren’t even at our final destination yet.” sports@

Nebraska’s swim team completed the second day of the Big Ten Conference Championships Thursday in Minneapolis. The day began at 11 a.m. with the 500-yard freestyle preliminary, followed by 200 IM preliminary, 50 free preliminary and 1-meter diving preliminary. The Huskers were able to accomplish career and season-breaking records for the second day in a row and came in eighth place as a team. In the 500-yard free preliminary, senior Bailey Pons placed 21st with a season-best time of 4:49.63, placing 21st. Two more Huskers who swam their season bests were senior Ashleigh Grammar with a time of 5:02.28, and sophomore Michaela Cunningham with a time of 5:12.05. Husker senior Morgan Flannigan set a personal record in the category clocking a time of 4:52.37. The 200-yard IM preliminary had a total of five swimmers with career bests. Sophomore Samantha Hardewig earned an NCAA B Cut for her career-best time of 2:01.47. This time placed her in 21st and competed in the C final during the evening events. Every Husker swimmer in the 50 free accomplished a career or season best in the event. Sophomore Taryn Collura finished ninth with 22.68, while sophomore Alexandra Bilunas also earned her season-best time of 22.91. The 1 meter diving preliminary was last for the morning events and went well for the Huskers. Sophomore Nicole Schwery placed 11th with a score of 276.90, senior Payton Michaud placed 12th with 274.95, freshman Anna Filipcic placed 16th with 268.55 and senior Kaitlan Walker placed 21st with 255.20. “We had a really good morning,” Nebraska coach Pablo Morales said. “We had a really good swim and came in eighth, and whenever we can get in the top eight is big.” Later the Huskers competed in the night events, which consisted of the 200 free relay, 500 free finals, 20 IM finals, 50 free finals and the 1 meter diving finals. Nebraska came in eighth place in the 200 free relay. The team finished with a time of 1:31.48. Following the 200 free relay was the 500 free finals where Pons placed 19th with a time of 4:49.63. After the 500 Free, Hardewig placed 17th in the 200 IM finals with a time of 2:01.39 and freshman Julia Roller came in 21st with 2:03.37. During the 50 free finals, Collura came in 12th with 22.83, and Bilunas came in 18th with 22.98. For the last event Filipcic, Schwery and Michaud all competed and placed in the 1 meter diving finals. “Overall it was just awesome watching everyone rally together,” Hardewig said. “We’re so supportive, and all the energy that everyone brings, it’s truly inspirational.” The team competes in a third day of competition tomorrow morning. sports@

Huskers compete at Devaney against 3 teams No. 8 Nebraska takes on Kentucky, Wisconsin-Stout, Bridgeport after loss at Michigan Vanessa Daves DN The No. 8 Nebraska women’s gymnastics team will be competing at home Sunday against Kentucky, Wisconsin-Stout and Bridgeport. Last weekend, Nebraska lost its first meet this season. The team competed against Michigan, who defeated the Huskers 196.650-196.125. It was Nebraska’s lowest-scoring meet of the season. “There for a while, we all were kind of blaming other people and other things,” Nebraska coach Dan Kendig said. “But when it all came down to it, we take ownership of what happened. I saw some refocus (in practice). I think we’ve been smarter this week.” Nebraska already competed against Kentucky in one of its ear-

lier meets, the Ozone Classic. No. est individual all-around score is 5 Alabama was also at this meet, a 38.450. and Nebraska walked away from Wisconsin-Stout’s most recent it with the first place all-around meet was at home against Gustatitle. vus Adolphus College. WisconThis weekend, Kentucky will sin-Stout won every event. Kaylee be competing in two meets. On Jondhal won three of those events Friday, the Wildcats have a meet with a score of 9.450 on vault, 9.20 against No. 13 Arkansas. Then on on bars and 9.625 on floor. Sunday they’ll be inLincoln. University of Bridgeport has Kentucky’s highest score this won three of its five meets this season was against No. 2 Flori- season. Their top all-around team da at the beginning of February, score this season was a 192.975, where they notched a 195.450, de- where they won against Temple spite losing by less University and than 2 points. Southern ConnectiI feel like Kentucky head cut State. coach Tim GarSenior Lisa Lewe had the rison is a former Fex is a top-scoring Nebraska assistant opportunity to athlete for Bridgecoach. During his break some things port. In its most retime at Nebrascent meet, Bridgeka, the women’s down. port competed at gymnastics team the Yale Invitational Dan Kendig had 10 NCAA Allagainst Yale, Brown women’s gymnastics coach American athletes and Southern Conand placed fourth necticut State and at the 2011 NCAA LeFex won the allSuper Six Finals. around title with a total score of This will be Nebraska’s first 38.650. time competing against WisconSenior Melissa Doucette won sin-Stout and Bridgeport this sea- the event title for vault with a son. score of 9.825, while junior CaitWisconsin-Stout has won lin Perry tied for first place in three of its seven meets so far the floor exercise with a score of this season with a top all-around 9.775. score of 183.550. The team’s highKendig said he feels confident

going into the meet this weekend because the team was able to have four days of solid practice this week as they didn’t have to travel. “We’ve had a good week so far of practice,” Kendig said. “I feel like we had the opportunity, because we had a full week of practice, to break some things down. On bars, we didn’t do as many routines. We did parts of the routines and just focused on what the girls are struggling with.” Kendig said some girls might be sitting out of a few events this weekend to rest, giving others the opportunity to step up. He doesn’t know, however, who could be out yet. This week in practice, the Huskers have been focusing on cleaning up their performances and solidifying routines, assistant coach Heather Brink said. “We’ve been practicing for more pressure situations, putting them in different scenarios where they’re not quite as comfortable, so they can overcome that nervousness if that happens,” Brink said. “We’re just kind of heading in, expecting us to hopefully step up our game and perform better.” sports@

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After senior Emily Wong captured Big Ten Gymnast of the Week twice this season, she took the all-around crown against Michigan, despite the Huskers overall loss.



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Huskers pitted against No. 1 Oregon State Eric Bertand DN

For the players, the following of the Nebraska program came as a shock. “What surprised me the most The Nebraska baseball team returns to Arizona for the Aramark was how many fans we brought to 2014 Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge Arizona,” junior pitcher Chance Sinclair said. “I don’t think any this weekend to square off against other team in the nation has the Washington, Utah and play in a fan support that we have.” rematch with No. 1 Oregon State. With the fans in the stands, Last time out for the Huskers, the squad split the weekend things just got easier for the righthanded pitcher in his first start. series by going 2-2, with losses to “It’s easy to play on the road Oregon State and Gonzaga. The when you have that kind of supsquad earned wins against Gonport,” Sinclair said. zaga and Pacific. Sinclair ’s first start as a HuskThis weekend’s tournament er came in the first game against will pit the Huskers back against Gonzaga, where he threw seven the Beavers in its first matchup innings of three hit ball. on Friday. The Beavers trounced “I’m big on getting ground the Huskers 15-7 in the last game. balls,” Sinclair said. “I’m as good Nebraska coach Darin Erstad as my defense is. As said in his years of long as they are makexperience, usually ing plays, then I’m goafter a high scoring ing to be all right.” affair the next matchThe Huskers took a up against the team 7-4 win. will be a much closer Erstad said Singame. The coach also clair ’s solid perforsaid the big loss could mance happened bework in his squad’s cause he sticks to the favor. basics. “A good shellack“Threw a lot of ing early in the season strikes,” Erstad said. can do wonders to get “He just mixed up his you back where you sinclair pitches. He made a should be,” Erstad couple of really good said. pitches in situations The coach said he where we needed a good pitch, liked what he saw from his team last weekend, but there are some and he got it to get us out of the inning.” improvements that need to be The coach also said the startmade. er can change the energy on the “I saw some good things,” team. Erstad said. “Breaking down the “The starter can really enernumbers, we’re pretty fortunate gize your ball club,” Erstad said. to be 2-2 on the weekend.” With the depth of starting With the 24 walks the Huskpitching on the roster, Sinclair ers gave out and 28 players left of base during last weekend’s four said he just wants the best for the team, no matter what he does. games, Erstad said these are two “The three starters we have areas where the squad is working right now are terrific,” Sinclair to improve. “There’s just a lot of things said. “If I do happen to make it into the weekend rotation, then that need to get cleaned up,” Erthat’s great. I’m fine with just stad said. The coach said the key to the helping the team any way I can.” sports@ rematch comes down to thing simple. “Throw strikes, that’s a good place to start,” he said.

Sophomore forward Terran Petteway led the Huskers with 26 points in the 80-67 win against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Thursday. Petteway made 14 of 19 free throws to contribute to Nebraska’s 77.1 percentage from the free throw line.

The Huskers’ free-throw shooting got them the win. They shot 37 of 48 from the charity line to take the 80-67 win against the Nittany Lions. story by Nedu Izu Photo by jake Crandall



avid Rivers trotted into Nebraska’s locker room at halftime as the lone starter without scoring or attempting a single field goal from Pinnacle Bank Arena’s court Thursday night. What the junior forward lacked in scoring from the floor, he made up for with his 6 rebounds and 4-for-4 shooting at the free-throw line. The Huskers (15-10, 7-6 Big Ten Conference) recorded a conference-high 37 points from the charity line to defeat Penn State (13-14, 4-10), and improve to 12-1 at home. Sophomore forward Terran Petteway led Nebraska with 26 total points and a 14-for-19 showing from free throws. “We had some different guys contribute,” Nebras-

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Nebraska junior Robert Kokesh will compete in the 174-pound class this weekend when the Huskers dual against the Badgers. Kokesh hopes to do well before going into the championships.

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Senior forward Jordan Hooper scored 24 points and took seven rebounds against Ohio State Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio. Hooper, along with her teammate sophomore guard Rachel Theriot who had 26 points, helped lead the Huskers to a 67-59 win against the Buckeyes.

Nebraska notches 7th straight win at Ohio Eric Bertand DN The No. 17 Nebraska women’s basketball team downed the Ohio State Buckeyes 67-59 on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. With the win, the Huskers notched its third consecutive 20win season. In Nebraska’s last game, Coach Connie Yori fainted on the court, but before today’s game, Yori said in a pregame

radio show that she was feeling good and ready to go. The game began with a technical foul because of a team not submitting a line up, and sophomore guard Ameryst Alston drained both from the charity line. On her 22nd birthday, Huskers’ senior forward Jordan Hooper made the team’s first 9 points with a jumper, 3-pointer, a layup and 2 free throws. The shooting for the Husk-

ers’ started cold, as the team was shooting 2-18 with 11:30 left in the first half. Yori said the team struggled in pre-game warmups also. “In shoot around today, we could not make a shot,” Yori said. With just under nine minutes in the half, a Husker other than Hooper scored a point, as sophomore point guard Rachel Theriot

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No. 8 Nebraska will compete against No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers before Big Ten Championships Austin Pistulka DN The end of the regular season is at hand for the No. 8 Nebraska wrestling team. The Huskers travel to Madison, Wis., for the last dual of the year against the No. 15 Badgers. With the dual Big Ten Conference Championships officially out of reach, the Husker coaches realize what the team is now working for. “We aren’t practicing for Wisconsin,” coach Mark Manning said. “We are practicing for Big Ten Championships and Nationals. Our focus is fully on the two biggest tournaments of the year.” Last time out, Nebraska was upset by then No. 11 Michigan in the fourth tie breaker. It was a hard loss because the team would have held a share of the regular season dual title with the win. Even though the team isn’t necessar-

ily focused on Wisconsin, wrestlers like junior Robert Kokesh know that a good showing would help boost the team going into postseason tournaments. “We have to take what we learned from Michigan and work on it in practice,” Kokesh said. “We didn’t do everything we wanted to. But our guys are hard working, and we are going to take what we can and get better.” Practices have once again been in a more individualized style, and junior Jake Sueflohn said the team likes the style better. “I like that I don’t have to wait around until three,” Sueflohn said. “I can get in early and have time to get all my other stuff done.” Wrestlers such as Kokesh and Sueflohn take full advantage of the individual time with the coaches. Kokesh worked upwards of 45 minutes on just moves from the bottom position. With all the coaches on hand, each wrestler can work on exactly what he needs to work on to best prepare him for the upcoming dual and tournaments. Wisconsin will be a chance for the Huskers to solidify their spot in the Big Ten. Wisconsin has five men ranked in the top 20 this week, the same as the Huskers. The difference between the two teams is that Nebraska’s five

guys are all ranked No. 11 or better with three guys sitting in the top five. Wisconsin, on the other hand, has four guys in the top 10 but only one cracking the top five. The matchups to watch for this dual are at the 125-pound and 157-pound weight classes. At 125 No. 11 Husker freshman Tim Lambert will take on No. 9 freshman Ryan Taylor. Lambert is 18-8 on the year and 15-8 in the Big Ten, but he’s on a twomatch slide. He lost to former NCAA champion Jesse Delgado of Illinois and Conor Youtsey of Michigan. Taylor comes in with a 13-2 record and a five-match win streak. Taylor ’s last loss was to Delgado. At 157 pounds, No. 1 James Green will take the mat for the Huskers and take on No. 7 Isaac Jordan. Green’s undefeated with a 26-0 record. Green’s last performance against Michigan junior Jacob Salazar wasn’t his best showing as it took two overtimes for Green to get the win against Michigan’s backup. Hoping to dethrone the No. 1 ranked man in the country is freshman Isaac Jordan. Jordan holds a 22-4 record on the season and is riding a sevenmatch win streak. sports@

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