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UNL crewmen George Pagano (right) and Brett Shald practice rowing at the Boathouse at 16th and X streets. Pagano and Caitlin Miller (not pictured), a fellow Nebraska Crew Club member, are raising money to compete in a cross-Atlantic rowing challenge next year.

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Miller and Pagano haven’t started physically preparing for the challenge because they are racing for the Nebraska Crew Club. Training for a regular rowing race, which is what the Nebraska Crew Club does, is different than training for a long trip across an ocean, Pagano said. A regular race is usually at a lake or river at another city or university where individuals row for a shorter amount of time, and the boats are smaller. To row across the Atlantic, the pair will have to change their sleeping

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patterns, their diets and physically and mentally train their bodies to row constantly for months. “There is a lot of mental stress because your sleeping pattern is off,” Pagano said. Both members will take two-hour shifts while rowing for 50 to 90 days, depending on how long their trip takes. “The fastest pair (finished in) 53 days,” Pagano said. Some people have rowed for more than 90 days. The boat will have enough space for two

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Students wear pink for professor Music educator’s son organized a T-shirt sale after she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer Mara Klecker DN Wednesday was filled with hugs and tears for Gretchen Foley, an associate music professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The biggest hug went to her son Mike Foley, wearing a fluorescent pink “Team Gretchen” shirt with “On Wednesdays we wear Pink” scrawled across the back. But the 155 shirts Mike sold were more than a Mean Girls reference. They were an expression of support for the senior music education major’s mom, who now wears a gray cotton cap to hide the telltale sign of chemotherapy, the treatment that will keep her from teaching for rest of the semester. Detected at Stage 2, the tumor in her breast and the few free-floating cancer cells around it are likely beatable. But that doesn’t make the long hours sitting under dripping fluid bags and the months reading and sleeping at home any shorter any less lonely. Her treatment and surgery are scheduled to be completed by June and Gretchen plans to be back in her second-floor office in the Glenn Korff School of Music by August. It was during winter break when Gretchen broke the diagnosis to her son. “It was never, ‘Oh God, what’s

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The recently announced Digital Lab for Manufacturing, a Chicagobased national research collaboration, will include the work of UNL engineering staff.

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Mike Foley, a senior music education major, sold 155 “Team Gretchen” shirts in support of his mother, Gretchen Foley, an associate music professor who has breast cancer. going to happen?’ but just, ‘How are we going to get through this together?’” Mike said. With that attitude, Mike had an idea. As a student in the Glenn Korff School of Music, he knew his mom was a well-loved professor. He wanted to find a way to show her, have her come to work and be able to see the support she had

within the walls of Westbrook. He designed the shirts, found a website to sell them through and started spreading the word. Within 24 hours, he had 88 T-shirt orders. By the sixth and final day of the campaign, he had 155 orders and had raised $2,100. And he hadn’t even intended to take donations. For his broke college friends,

Mike thought charging $17 for the shirt would be asking too much. But the support was overwhelming, he said. He got orders from friends and family all over the world – Virginia, Texas, Canada, Australia. “Originally, it was just sup-

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staff report DN University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will take part in the new Digital Lab for Manufacturing, a $320 million advanced manufacturing collaboration that President Barack Obama announced Wednesday. Twenty-three universities, including UNL, will work together with industry, government, state and community partners in 17 states to revitalize American man-

ufacturing, according to a university press release. The lab will be based in Chicago at UI Labs, a University of Illinois-affiliated research and commercialization collaboration, but a network of manufacturing research entities nationwide will participate. It “will be the nation’s flagship research institute in digital manufacturing and design innovation,” according to a lab fact sheet.

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ON CAMPUS what: Humanities on the Edge presents Deirdre McCloskey when: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. where: Sheldon Museum of Art

what: Comedy Spotlight featuring Gina Yashere when: 7:30 p.m. where: Nebraska Union Crib

what: The Shen Cafe Talent Show when: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. where: Shen Cafe, 3520 Village Drive, Suite 100

what: Physics Colloquium when: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. where: Jorgensen Hall, Room 136

correction An article in Wednesday’s Daily Nebraskan with the headline “Students petition for journalism professor’s tenure” misquoted associate broadcasting professor Rick Alloway. Alloway said he had not heard of an instructor going on to receive tenure after the college’s tenure committee recommended denial, but he said he wasn’t familiar with all such cases because the procedure is conducted privately. If you spot a factual error in the Daily Nebraskan, please report it by calling (402) 472-2588. An editor will place the correction that will run in the print edition, also using bold type.

Norovirus spreading through Nebraska Nam Tran DN The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has received numerous reports of outbreaks of the norovirus spreading throughout Nebraska in long-term care faculties the past few weeks. This means that it’s probable that the virus is spreading throughout communities as well. Norovirus symptoms are stomach pains, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Many people mistake the norovirus with the stomach flu or the stomach bug because of the symptoms they share. Other norovirus symptoms include fever, headache and body aches. “Usually we want them to come see us if they’re getting dehydrated so you could start with home care,” said LeAnn Holmes, an advanced nurse practitioner at the University Health Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “If you just have diarrhea and not nausea and vomiting it would be lots of fluids and what we call the BRAT diet. BRAT stands for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. “It’s a bland diet that will make it easy for your colon to digest and won’t make the diarrhea worse,” Holmes said. The norovirus spreads much more quickly than the regular stomach flu and can be transmitted in a variety of ways, including direct contact with those who have the virus, using the same bathroom or sharing food or drinks. The reason the norovirus is so contagious is that it can survive

Speaker to address food, farming ‘culture war’ Diego de los Reyes DN A political science professor will make a case against the trend of home-grown, smallscale farming at Thursday’s Heuermann Lecture. Wellesley College’s Robert Paarlberg will give the lecture, titled “Our Culture War Over Food and Farming,” in the Hardin Hall auditorium at 3:30 p.m. Admittance is free. A 3 p.m. reception in the Hardin Hall lobby will precede the lecture. Paarlberg will discuss how attacks on modern farming systems can have a global effect on food production and nutrition. The return to smaller scale systems of farming instead of the modern specialized and capitalized systems currently used damages productivity and endangers progress, he said in a university press release. “In place of internationally traded foods, they want local foods,” he said in the release. “In place of genetically engi-

atlantic: from 1 people, a cabin where two people, at maximum, can lay to sleep, freeze-dried food and a bucket for a restroom. They will depart from San Sebastián de La Gomera, Spain, in early December 2015 but will have their families write them letters that they can open on Christmas, Miller said. The boat will have a GPS tracker and the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge organizers will track each boat so people can follow their trip. Miller has a family friend who is documenting their training, and each team will get a camera for when they are on the boat so they can document their challenge. They won’t have any electronics but will have a satellite radio incase something goes wrong. The boats will use solar panel energy to power the GPS. They plan on doing endurance training this summer and will maybe start training next fall, but that depends on if they become coaches for the Nebraska Crew Club or members who race. If they become coaches, they

“Norovirus is different than on hard surfaces and objects. It other viruses in that you have to can also be transmitted through use bleach to kill it (on surfaces) airborne droplets from coughing, and also the hand disinfectants vomiting and more. that most people carry don’t kill “As far as the norovirus goes, we had an outbreak about maybe it,” Orsborn said. “You have to use soap and water.” three to four weeks ago and I Orsborn said the virus is ofthink we had 10 or 11 students ten confused with food poisoning that all came in on the same day,” because it comes on so hard and said Nancy Orsborn, director of nursing at the health center. “So fast. People might try to think we did a lot of good cleaning and of what they just ate while it the cause was probably the person talked to their residence halls who was at the about cleaning” table just before The illness Norovirus them or someone usually starts 12, they shook hands 48 or 72 hours is different with. after contact with It is recomthe virus, and than other viruses mended that it usually lasts in that you have to people not go to for one to three days. Antibiotics use bleach to kill it class if they suspect they have the won’t cure it, the norovirus. only treatment and also the hand If there were is a combination disinfectants that a possibility of of time, rest and most people carry an outbreak, Orsfluids to prevent born said that dehydration. don’t kill it. You the health center “The biggest would work with danger is dehy- have to use soap the school and dration,” Ors- and water.” get the word out born said. “So to the people that if you get to the nancy orsborn need to know. point where your health center director of nursing “What we mouth is really would do is we dry, you get dizzy would work with when you stand the residence halls and the chanup, and you don’t have tears, you’re dehydrated, and you cellors and make a decision that way and it’s on a case by case bawould possibly need IV fluids.” The virus is very contagious sis,” she said. “But we did work and the droplets can last for a with the residence halls to see how they’re cleaning and that long time. Things such as keysort of thing. We do get the word boards and doorknobs are places out to the people that need to the virus droplets can live on. It’s know, if students needed to know recommended to not share bathrooms with people who have the we would get the word out.” news@ norovirus and for those who have dailynebraskan.com it to stay home from class.

neered food, they want organic food. In place of fast food, they want slow food.” He said this “slow food” system is the norm in Africa, and productivity there is low. Crops in Africa use fewer chemicals and genetically modified foods are not permitted. “The average income of farmers is only a bit more than a dollar a day, and one of three people is undernourished,” Paarlberg said. “Moving away from these non-productive systems in poor counties will be more difficult if modern farming in the United States fails to make a better case for its success.” Paarlberg has done work and research in Africa in the past, supported by organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Food Policy Research Institute and the United States Agency for International Development. “Heuermann lectures focus on providing security in the areas of food, natural resourc-

es and renewable energy for people, as well as on sustaining rural communities where this important work is done,” said Judy Nelson, project manager for the lectures. Speakers are suggested by a selection committee in UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources to Ronnie Green, IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor, who makes the final speaker choices. Nelson mentioned the relevance of the topic, noting that population growth and food production are linked. “In less than 50 years, the world’s population is expected to grow by 2 billion people, from 7 billion to 9 billion,” she said. “How will the world produce enough food to feed an additional 2 billion people? It’s important to understand the challenges of providing enough food to sustain the world and to make choices now and in the future that contribute to that food security.” NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COm

cops briefs UNLPD gives two early morning DWIs

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department cited two separate drivers with DWIs early Saturday morning. The citations occurred about two hours apart and were in the same area of campus. Police approached a car in the south lot of The Village at about 3 a.m. after seeing the driver slumped over the steering wheel of a car. Police said the keys were in the ignition and the engine was running. The driver, Henok Belayneh, a graduate food science and technology student, appeared to have been drinking alcohol. Police said he had vomit stains on his shirt and when questioned why he was sleeping in his car, Belayneh said he was tired. He was cited with a DWI and was transported to detox. A couple of hours later around 5 a.m., police gave another citation to someone sleeping in a running car in the Harper-Schramm-Smith parking lot. Police said Matt Dundis, 21, a non-student, appeared to have been drinking. Dundis was cited with second offense DWI and did not wish to talk with the officers. Dundis and his passenger were both taken to detox.

Four-car accident causes $1,500 in damage

A simple accident ended up causing about $1,500 worth of damage to four cars Friday evening. In the parking lot west of the Lied Center for Performing Arts, a driver was backing out of their parking stall when they accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes. The bumper of the car hit two additional cars causing a chain reaction. One of the hit cars bumped a fourth car. The driver does not have any affiliations to UNL, and no citations were made. Police said information was exchanged between the involved parties.

Broadcasting student cited for third degree assault

A fight between three women at The Village early Thursday morning ended in the citation of one of the women. Brianne DeBose, a junior broadcasting major at UNL, was cited with two counts of third degree assault after the fight turned physical in the courtyard between the north and south Village buildings. Police said DeBose had made comments via text message to one of the other girls, saying she wanted to fight her. One of the girls grabbed DeBose’s wrist, and DeBose struck one of the victims in the head. A witness told police that the altercation seemed to be somewhat mutual, but the other two were not cited. The girls each ended up with non-serious injuries to the face from punches and scratches.

Non-student creates disturbance at East Campus library

Staff at the C.Y. Thompson Library reported a disturbance on Feb. 19. Police said Damian Delgado, a 44-year-old nonstudent, was raising his voice in the library and was telling those in the library that he was going to “put them in prison.” When police approached Delgado at the Dairy Store, Delgado told police he was a federal judge and had been treated poorly by library staff. Police said he was very angry when being escorted from the building. Delgado was taken to jail and banned and barred from campus.

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team gretchen: from 1 will have more time to focus on the Atlantic challenge, Miller said. Aside from training their bodies and mind, the pair is currently looking for sponsors so they can pay for a boat and the entrance fee for the challenge. A boat that will be durable to row across the Atlantic cost anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000, and the entrance fee for the challenge is $28,000. To get more sponsors the pair has decided to row for different causes and have created a Facebook page called “The Cranial Quest: Rowing for a Change,” to raise attention to the challenge. Miller is rowing for suicide prevention and Pagano is rowing for Lou Gehrig’s disease. “I chose suicide prevention because one of our close family friends took his life last fall,” Miller said. “That was really hard for me and my family.” Pagano grandfather passed away from Lou Gehrig’s disease a couple years ago. “That’s why our slogan is rowing for a change,” Miller said. news@ dailynebraskan.com

posed to be Westbrook, but it spread across campus and I guess the world,” Mike said. “It just shows how many people care for her and for us. It’s amazing.” Gretchen was overwhelmed and amazed as well. Though the shirts were initially to be a surprise, Mike had to tell her of his plan when she decided she would no longer teach for the semester. He showed her the page he had created, and together the mother and son sat down and read the 15 pages of comments. Comments like, “I have learned so much from Dr. Foley. She makes me smile and I’m blessed to know her,” from music graduate student Sarah Mahnken. That support was visual on Tuesday, when Gretchen walked through the halls lined with students and faculty, so many donning those standout pink shirts. She was led into an ensemble room, where a choir education class stood in a semicircle facing her and sang “Give Us Hope.” “What everyone did for me and seeing the support in such a tangible way – it just bowled me over,” she said.

Originally, it was just supposed to be Westbrook, but it spread across campus and I guess the world. It just shows how many people care for her and for us. It’s amazing.” mike foley

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For both Gretchen and Mike, the outpouring of love and support represented the best of the Glenn Korff School of Music. “The meaning of this is so hard to put into words,” Gretchen said. “It is so easy to think of this place as an institution where I come and teach and research and work, but in an event like this, I realize how close-knit this building really is.” Mike felt the support of the school as well. “The whole thing taught me that you don’t have to be blood related to have true members of family,” he said. “Everyone came together and formed this around

us – it’s really an extended family.” Mike said he still has people coming up to him asking what they can do to help. Both his mom and he give the same answer: do something good and pay it forward. Hug your own mom. Volunteer. Donate to the People City Mission or St. Vincent De Paul. If there’s one thing Mike has learned from the whole experience it’s that it only takes one person to make a difference. It’s a message he’s heard since he was a little kid but he never understood it fully until now. “In this instance, it was one person at a time coming together

as a community,” Mike said. “We have 155 of those one-persons together and we raised $2000 for someone we love. That’s an incredible testament.” And his mother ’s lesson? Besides learning to express her love for others and not take any moment for granted, it’s knowing that she raised her son right. “I know that I have the very best son in the world,” she said, reaching across the couch to pull him into a hug. “He’s always been my guy, and now everyone knows just how much he’s my guy.” Mike hugged back and looked at his mom. “I had a great childhood and I want to give back to you for that,” he said. “Other students had a great professor and they want to give back to you for that. People love you, Mom.” His mom assured him that the love was felt Tuesday more than ever. “We are on a high – a love high,” she said. “This will go down as one of the greatest days of my life for sure.” news@ dailynebraskan.com

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ASUN denies DailyER funding increase REECE RISTAU DN

good year,” said Alex Wunrow, editor-in-chief of the DailyER and a senior advertising major. The DailyER Nebraskan likely “The readership went up, the won’t have enough funding to finances look good — to double print once a week next semester the amount will grow readership. It provides students with a after all. The Association of Students service.” However, some senators felt of the University of Nebraska Senate denied the satirical news- student fees should not go to paper the funding increase ap- pay the staff of the DailyER, for which some of the additional proved by the funding was desigCommittee for nated. Fees Allocation. We are Sen. Will Duden, The Daimaking a junior business adlyER Nebrasministration major, kan sparked money — the asked Wunrow if the more than an DailyER is a sustainhour and a half more readers we able business model. of debate and get, the more Duden said the Daiquestioning lyER is posting a over its funding money we will profit and should be request. The re- make.” self-sufficient. quest was origiWunrow renally $25,000, alex wunrow sponded to Duden which CFA cut dailyer editor-in-chief and said this lump to $17,664 on sum expansion Feb. 19. At the would help make the senate meeting, after two amendments, the final allocation passed DailyER self-sufficient. “(The money) gives us two was the DailyER’s current fundtimes as many print issues, two ing of $6,400. times (the capacity for) print ads The increased funds would have gone to expanding the Dai- and the potential to not take any student fees in the future,” WunlyER to print one publication a row said. “We are making money week beginning next school year — the more readers we get, the as opposed to every two weeks. more money we will make.” “The DailyER has had a

fee allocations passed at asun meeting • ASUN: $498,843, $0.17 increase per student per semester •  Daily Nebraskan: $121,500, no increase per student per semester •  DailyER Nebraskan: $6,400, no increase per student per semester •  University Program Council: $239,634, $0.27 decrease per student per semester •  Lied Center discounts: $165,000, $0.54 increase per student per semester

Duden shook his head and rolled his eyes during Wunrow’s response. Other senators supported Wunrow’s request, but after an amendment to cut the allocation to about $12,000 was presented, many said they did not want to supply more money that couldn’t complete the overall goal of expansion adequately. At the meeting, senate members also voted to approve requested funding allocations for the University Program Council, the Lied Center discounts program, the Daily Nebraskan and ASUN: $498,843 for ASUN,

$121,500 for the DN, $239,634 for UPC and $165,000 for the Lied. The DN asked for no change in its funding. In 2014-2015, the DN will only print two issues a week and publish online seven days a week. Sen. Cameron Murphy, a graduate student in nutrition, asked why the same amount of money was necessary. “Student fees are more important than ever before while we make this transition,” said Hailey Konnath, editor-in-chief of the DN and a senior journalism and global studies major. “Revenue is declining; we’ve

taken significant financial hits.” Jeff Story, ASUN external vice president and a junior English and political science major, reminded senators that they weren’t allowed to discuss content of the DN or DailyER. The Lied asked for an increase of $25,000 to h. Bill Stephan, executive director of the Lied, said the funding would go toward a free show for a big-name artist for students, with two showings that will occur. ASUN requested an increase of $7,994 to go toward the Big Event, the creation of a part-time attorney position in Student Legal Services and increased funding for some of its committees. There was no debate on UPC’s budget, which was a slight decrease from last year ’s because of the elimination of summer programming. The budget passed unanimously. Following the Committee for Fees Allocation’s passage of these budgets during the past several weeks, the senate was the next step to overall approval. The budgets will now go to ASUN President Eric Reznicek, a senior finance and marketing major, and then to Chancellor Harvey Perlman. NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

fire relief drive After a fire in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Scott Village Wednesday, the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska is setting up a drive for items such as clothing, food and toiletries. About 48 to 50 students are displaced, according to KETV, which is why ASUN is sponsoring the drive, said ASUN president Eric Reznicek, a senior finance and marketing major. Items are due to the ASUN office in the Nebraska Union by Friday at 5 p.m. The office is located in the southwest corner of the Nebraska Union. UNO officials are working to find temporary housing for the students, according to KETV.

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Emerald Ash Borer beetle threatens Lincoln’s Ash trees Tyler Williams DN

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Science lecture explores evolution of chocolate Diego de los Reyes DN About 50 chocolate aficionados gathered Wednesday to listen to a lecture on the history and qualities of the famous cacao product. The lecture was part of the “Sci Pop Talks!” series, cosponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries and chemistry department and Doane College. They are intended to present the science inside pop culture. Marilynn Schnepf, a professor of nutrition and health sciences, led the presentation inside Love Library’s recently opened mezzanine study room. Schnepf discussed the history of chocolate. It was first used by pre-Hispanic cultures in Peru and Mexico, who called it “food of the Gods.” The original taste of the drink was bitter. The Spanish added sugar to it after traveling to the Americas. Schnepf’s lecture followed the movement of chocolate through different countries. The English were the first to produce a solid chocolate. Giacomo Casanova considered it an aphrodisiac. And puritans from the Plymouth Colony outlawed it. The cacao plant that forms the basis of chocolate can only be grown 15 degrees north or south of the equator, and 75 percent of the global cacao produc-

tion is located in West Africa. The lecture was accompanied by a chocolate testing. Schnepf passed around chocolate from different parts of the world, from the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean to Ghana and Tanzania. The tasting sparked discussion among attendees, who compared flavors and textures among the different kinds of chocolate. A current topic among chocolate manufacturers is fair trade. Fair trade refers to the manner the chocolate is produced and how the farmers are compensated. “Mars has pledged to only use fair trade chocolate by 2020,” Schnepf said. Chocolate has long been used as a remedy to various ills. Before the 20th century, chocolate was believed to make people happier and stronger, aid in digestion and stimulate the liver. Of these effects, only the first one has been backed up by studies, as it has been found that chocolate stimulates endorphin production. She also highlighted a Swedish study published in 2009. The study monitored 1,169 heart attack patients during a span of eight years. They found that the patients with higher chocolate consumptions had a higher survival rate. Schnepf mentioned tips to identify good chocolate. First,

it must melt in room temperature. A loud snap when breaking chocolate indicates high cocoa content. The smell must be nutty, spicy or fruity and it must have a pleasing aftertaste. An audience member asked Schnepf about the quality of chocolate produced in the U.S. “We’re learning how to make chocolate, but we’re not quite there yet,” she replied. “We’re getting better, but we are not at Europe’s level yet.” She also mentioned that there’s an expected chocolate shortage by 2017, due to the increase in demand. Rachel Soukup, a senior anthropology and forensic science major, attended the lecture and expressed interest in going again. “There are a couple that interest me, like the Harry Potter one,” she said. Emma Erickson, a senior biology major, said her favorite chocolate from the samples provided by Schnepf was the one from Madagascar, while Soukup preferred the one from Ghana. Each lecture in the series will tackle a different topic and will be held each week in the same location. Next week’s topic is “Chemistry to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse,” presented by Raychelle Burks, a chemistry professor from Doane College. NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

A pretty green beetle could soon wreak havoc on Lincoln’s trees. The creatures are small, bright metallic green in color and have developed a taste for Midwestern Ash trees, which make up more than one-fourth of Lincoln’s street trees, according to Lincoln Parks and Recreation. The tiny invaders are called Emerald Ash Borers, and they were first discovered in the United States near Detroit in June 2002 and have since expanded across the nation being detected as far away as Boulder, Colo., and Quebec, Canada. The insects are expected to invade Nebraska soon. “Emerald Ash Borers are typical of any kind of exotic pest outside its area of origin. It doesn’t have competition and it just kind of goes wild,” said Jim Kalisch, a professor of extended entomology at the University of NebraskaLincoln. The Emerald Ash Borer, or Agrilus planipennis, is native to Asia and is believed to have been brought to the Americas in ashbased crates and lumber used to support cargo ships. The adult insects tend to live peacefully munching on Aash leaves; however, females lay their eggs inside ash trees, which the larvae, once hatched, use for nutrients leaving long zigzag-shaped galleries in the wood. Eventually after many groups of larvae have matured in the wood of the tree, the tree begins to shrivel and weaken, eventually dying off. Because of the foreign nature of these insects, American Ash trees have no resistance to them. Since their discovery in 2002, the beetles have killed more than 30 million trees in South-Eastern Michigan alone, according to United States Department of Agriculture. Adult beetles only live for three to six weeks, according to the Global Invasive Species Database, but they still have ample time to lay tree-destroying eggs. “The trees don’t usually show symptoms until after a few years, and that gives a few seasons for Emerald Ash Borers to get established,” Kalisch said. The symptoms that do show in Ash trees infected with the beetles are: a thinning of the canopy and

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Red spots on the map indicate counties where an Emerald Ash Borer outbreak has been detected. The insect has spread across the Western United States toward the Midwest. less foliage than normal, quarter inch-sized D-shaped holes in the tree bark, which the insects use to enter and exit the tree, bark that is shriveled and cracked, Woodpeckers attracted to the trees more than usual, especially to the areas of shriveled and cracked bark, and long zigzag-shaped lines just under the trees bark. “We know at some point we’re going to have hundreds of trees dying every year, and that can be hard on a city budget,” said Mark Harrell, head of the forest health project with the Nebraska Forestry Service. This delay in symptoms causes huge populations of the beetles to be present and leads to the destruction of thousands of trees, which need to be removed and can cost private citizens and communities thousands of dollars. Wisconsin’s Emerald Ash Borer Information Source urges communities to proactively look into removing weak and unhealthy Ash trees. This is more a cost-saving measure, by removing already old and weak trees during a long period of time instead of all at once when the beetles kill hundreds of trees in a short time span, Harrell said. “When Emerald Ash Borers were first discovered, the federal reaction was eradication,” said Julie Van Meter, a Nebraska state entomologist. “When you talk about eradication you are saying totally eliminating the species from North America. But we soon

realized they were more widespread and in bigger numbers, leading to a change of policy to management.” Van Meter assists the Nebraska Department of Agriculture in making sure quarantine restrictions – especially those dealing with firewood and Ash products – are well enforced. “We talk with people to make sure they are aware of the regulations because, honestly, a lot are not,” said Van Meter. Several different Ash quarantine policies exist in areas where the beetles have been found, including counties restricting Ash products andstatewide bans on Ash product movement. “The unfortunate thing about this is, given enough time, basically all of our ash trees are going to be gone,” Harrell said. “That whole genus is going to be eliminated as a useful tree.” While treatments do exist that can prevent the infestation in trees, these are usually expensive averaging an annual cost of $60 to $70 per tree, Harrell said. Although the danger is imminent, there is no need to begin preparing Ash trees quite yet. “The Ash borer beetle has no reason to fly a large distance,” Kalisch said. “So the comfortable distance is 15 miles, so you should be watchful, but there isn’t a reason to panic. I have an Ash tree in my yard, and I haven’t treated it.” news@ dailynebraskan.com

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Senior interior design major Casey Reikowsky, right, and peers do yoga in the Centennial Room of the Nebraska Union Wednesday night. Reikowsky is recruitment chair for HOPE, an organization that meets to discuss health of spirit, mind and body.

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Kailey Parr, a senior food science major, stretches at the yoga session put on for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Parr is president of HOPE, or Healthy Outlook Peer Educators, a club that focuses on healthy lifestyles and is helping raise awareness of eating disorders.

finding balance

“This is great news for Nebraska,” said Timothy Wei, dean of engineering, in the press release. “It puts us on a national stage in an area of immense importance.” More than a dozen UNL engineering faculty will work with the lab, with future opportunities for others to participate. “(The engineering college’s) level of success depends on how well we compete and collaborate within this consortium,” Wei said. “With our growth initiative in Omaha and Lincoln tied to industries across the state, this kind of opportunity helps us attract top-flight faculty and strengthen our research and education programs.” UNL’s strengths in materials, nanoscience, advanced manufacturing processes and systems and computer engineering and telecommunications will be an asset to the lab, said Kamlakar Rajurkar, distinguished professor in mechanical and materials engineering, who leads UNL’s collaboration with the lab, in the press release. What’s more, Rajurkar said, Nebraska manufacturers will be able to “directly apply this innovative R&D to reduce costs and production time and, eventually, to get their workforce trained.” news@ dailynebraskan.com


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blast from the past

originally published feb. 1, 1996 by jim mehsling | dn

Student gets new perspective Scottish visitors are amazed at Husker fans, Duffy’s fishbowls

october 12, 1961

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want to live in a world where 100 warships, costing $200,000,000, will not be properly paraded before a city too poor to feed its hungry school children; to live in a world where the opinions of long-dead grandfathers — inscribed in constitutions — will be of less consequence than the mangled arms and limbs and the destitute women and children of our factory workers; where breaker boys will not be permitted in coal mines, where it will be criminal to place little children in canneries, chemical vats, glass mills, or phosphorous factories. I want to live in a city where the daily wages of women and girls will support life; where the lost job means something other

than the street or starvation. I want to live in a country where prostitution will not be the price we pay for our bargain-counter economics; in a country where the doors of the prison will open outward for those who have become tangled in the machinery of the modern industrial world. I want to live in a world that hates these things, hates them so thoroughly that it will abolish them. I want to live in a world that thinks of its people rather than of business, of consumers rather than producers, of users rather than makers, of tenants rather than owners; in a world where life is more important than property, and human labor more valuable than privilege. Frederick C. Howe. Originally published Nov. 20, 1914.

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he earth is probably someone’s front lawn and the Homo sapiens are like little animals living between the blades of grass we call trees. It probably looks strange that we walk on two appendages we call legs. To these large creatures our little life is curious, foreign. Well, natural science hasn’t proven this scene to be true. But a recent lesson in another science — practical sociology — showed just how wrapped up we are in our little worlds. After opening up our home to some women from Scotland, my roommate and I realized how ridiculously ethnocentric we are and how our day to day is just that — OUR day to day. From the art of conversation to the art of Sheldon Gallery, it’s interesting how perspective can make the University of Nebraska-Lincoln a world or just a community. Take conversation for instance. Like a lot of folks, I’m used to holding a conversation and doing something else at the same time. Watching television and talking. Reading and talking. Cooking and talking. Walking and talking. Amazing. But when I chatted with these women it was important to concentrate wholly. I had to pay attention because it was difficult for me to understand them. And vice versa. We were speaking the same language, but spoke about foreign cultures. I soon came to learn that my new apartment was a “terrific flat.” That pissed was not only a slang term for anger but also a term for drunk. I learned that adverbs sound rather quaint after the verb, really. Fortunately, we got beyond simplistic lan-

Sexual policies censor opinion

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professor told me I looked nice the other day. Then he quickly explained himself. He hadn’t intended anything inappropriate, and he didn’t want his comment to be construed as sexual harassment. He spent several minutes qualifying a fourword sentence. You look nice today. There’s no way he could have known that I used to work with men who greeted me by grabbing themselves or humping shovel handles. I would complete these charming exchanges with such remarks as, “You’d better enjoy it. It may be the best you ever get.” They would grunt, snort and chortle, and someone would pay me the supreme compliment of calling me “one of the guys.” When I first walked into the Southeast District Maintenance Shop of the Lincoln Parks Department, I had a few things to learn. I was the second woman to work there full-time, and I was the only one at that time. They had nicknamed the last woman “Sasquatch,” because she was big and mean. They nicknamed me “Tits,” because I have an aversion to wearing bras. I learned that, no matter how small or insignificant, a lot of men will fixate on a braless boob faster than laser beams travel. Some of the guys in the shop reached the electrifying conclusion that not wearing a bra meant I wanted to have sex with them. Never mind that any bra that isn’t custom-made fits me like a torture device. Never mind that these self-perceived macho studs resembled missing links. After all, what red-blooded, American woman can resist a layer of fat as big as a tractor tire hanging over a man’s belt? Show me the woman who can control herself at the sight of 3 inches of dirty butt crack. These guys didn’t always behave like simpleminded Neanderthals. Sometimes they were extraordinarily sensitive. They very much loved their lunches, for example, and lunches were absolutely off-limits in the practical-joke realm. They also loved the pornographic centerfolds inside their locker doors. Each morning, I got a good look at a bleachedblonde, named something like “Candy Jar,” leaning over a split-rail fence displaying her girlish parts in full color. “That’s gross,” I would say, everyday. “Oh, Deb, you’re just jealous,” the guys would say. So I went out and found a frontal nude fold-out of a particularly well-blessed, animated young man, and

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guage barriers and delved deeply into the differences between the world of America and that of Europe. Michelle had a lot to say about how different the value of the family unit is between Europe and the U.S. Compared to places such as Ireland where divorce is illegal, it seemed strange to her that in the U.S. divorce is quickly becoming the norm. While she had a strong belief in the family united, she said that self-reliance is important — that expecting too much from others leads to disappointment. It was interesting to hear her talk about how political ideologies separated a lot of European countries and how religious beliefs — especially between the Catholics and Protestants — separated not only European countries, but communities as well. But the U.S. and the Europeans share a lot of, sadly, common ground in homelessness and a disenchanted youth. We also found that we and our friends sought out imported music rather than appreciating the talent at home. Between chats, the women got to see some of Lincoln’s hot spots. My roommate took the women to the sorority house where we used to live. They were amazed that college women could have such wonderful living conditions. One of them said this wasn’t a place for college women, but a grand hotel. The whole concept of sororities was unique to them.

It was nice for once to listen to genuine inquiry rather than sarcasm-laden questions. Another highlight of the women’s tour of Lincoln was the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. One woman, Michelle, said she was impressed with the Sheldon’s collection, noting how nicely the paintings and photographs meshed. We told her that many of the students had never stepped foot in the gallery. Michelle, shocked, said that it was one of the most impressive galleries she had seen in her North American coast to coast travels. We assured her that people had better things to do, such as getting psyched up for the football games. But Michelle needed no assurance, as she was able to witness Huskermania at its finest Saturday before the Baylor Game at the University Club. She witnessed what many of the Husker virgins witness at least once they stick around the state long enough: a room full of red polyesterclad fans cheering on the Yell Squad as they squeal their cheers of “GO BIG RED.” Her reaction: “It’s shtyoopid.” Besides the art and sports, we introduced the women to some of the more hip forms of entertainment: the bar scene or “crawling home stinking drunk.” While they enjoyed the tour of O’Rourke’s and The Rail, they were by far more amused by the Duffy’s fishbowl, which has become an institution. The women could not get over the idea of drinking vodka and lemonade out of fishbowls with oversized straws. I guess I was shocked at first too — but that’s because I have a backwash phobia. In fact, I learned I have a lot of hang-ups. Thank goodness for visitors from Scotland. Without people like them, I wouldn’t be able to see the forest for the trees, or the grass. Lisa Donovan is a senior newseditorial major, the Daily Nebraskan editorial page editor and a columnist. Originally published SepT. 12, 1990.

Columnist ponders world news How much does the crumbled Berlin Wall affect Americans?

deb mcadams I taped it to my locker door. Suddenly, the macho studs turned prissy. “That’s gross,” they would say. “You guys are just jealous,” I replied. The shop supervisor asked me to take it down. I asked him when he was going to take down his Cushman calendar, which had photos of semi-nude women draped over utility vehicles. He coughed and ask me not to leave my locker open. I coughed and said “lawsuit.” But the last thing we all wanted was a lawsuit. I needed the job. Even a lawsuit in my favor would have created an unbearably hostile work environment. I would have been considered weak for not being able to handle the situation on my own. Our behavior towards one another would have been dictated by a policy. There were times when I would have appreciated the relief, but it also would have prevented us from knowing what the other was thinking. I knew which guys were sexist bigots and which ones were decent human beings. Discrimination policies are generally inadequate because they can’t change the preconceived notions infecting our society at every level. From a parks maintenance shop to the Supreme Court, men believe women enjoy sexually aggressive behavior, and women believe they can’t tell those men to go to hell. A discrimination policy provides a structure for complaints of sexual harassment, but it doesn’t take the place of gender equity in positions of authority. It doesn’t teach young men not to have sex with young women who are too drunk to know what’s happening. It doesn’t teach men how it feels to have their job security depend on sexual compliance. If we don’t want to be afraid to tell someone they look nice today, we can’t rest on our discrimination policies. We have to learn how to talk to one another. Deb McAdams is a junior news-editorial major and a Daily Nebraskan columnist. Originally published Oct. 25, 1994.

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ven though my parents live in New York and I haven’t spoken to them in a few weeks, I have a pretty good idea what my mom might say about all this East German/Berlin Wall stuff: “Are you eating OK?” “Macaroni and cheese same as always, Mom.” “Well Bran’n…” Then my dad might get on the phone and say, “Hey bud, how’s it going? Great. Let me see if your sister wants to talk to you. Hey Mandy! … Nope, I guess she doesn’t. Well, we’ll talk to you later.” Then we’d hang up. Next, I’d probably turn on the television and see Dan Rather near the Berlin Wall reading cue cards telling me how truly historic it is that people are chipping at the wall with hammers and crossing at will. Then Helmut Kohl might come on and say that maybe Germany can be reunited someday, followed by Margaret Thatcher saying things are happening too quickly. She might say building a “genuine democracy” in East Germany must come before reunification or integration into the Western European community should be discussed. Then someone smarter than Dan would interview people on the streets of London who say things like, “God help us if those people get together again,” and “Haven’t we taken enough?,” and I’d open a beer and say something like, “You got that right. You can’t trust those Germans, they drink lots of beer and stuff.” Then, just when it looked like Dan was about to start crying for joy, I’d remember that I forgot to tell my mom I needed more tube socks, so I’d try to call back only to find that New York phone workers were on strike and I’d have to try later. I usually try to buy my own socks, because my mom has always put my initials in magic marker on the toes, but I’m a little short of money now. Sometimes, now that I wear Birkenstocks periodically, I’ll walk all the way to school before looking down to notice BDL staring up at me. I guess I should just be grateful my mom doesn’t put R and L on my socks. Anyway, I’d finally get through to my parents again and my mom would ask if I wanted to come

brandon loomis home for Christmas or spring break, and she’d say she would send me some cookies with my monogrammed socks. I’d probably hang up then, look at Dan, and start to think how vulnerable the rest of Western Europe would be if communists gained any influence at all in a unified Germany. Imagine if one condition of reunification were that U.S. troops had to withdraw from West Germany, say all the way to France (which probably would be willing to let us do that in such a case). Where would that leave other countries in Western Europe, which, for the most part, have been stable since World War II? Quoting someone else, I might say: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and watch as tears rolled down Dan’s cheeks. What if all this throws a wrench in Europe’s plans for a unified community in 1992? What then? West Germany would like to include East Germany, and any member of the Warsaw Pact willing to reform, in the European Economic Community. Their neighbors to the west already are arguing over whether the community should be purely an economic agreement or Europe should be totally unified in terms of political and military operations. They have enough to bicker about without communists trying to weasel their way into the deal. This could destroy the balance of power that has kept Europe in peace for decades. Then, as Dan sniffled and signed off, I might think to myself that I hope they don’t put a wall between Nebraska and New York before spring break, between West and East Loomis. If that happened, tube socks and cookies might become more important to me than balance of power and democracy. BRANDON Loomis is a senior newseditorial major, and a Daily Nebraskan associate news editor and columnist. Originally published Nov. 13, 1989.


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Talk about change

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Deirdre McCloskey, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is visiting campus this week to give the latest Humanities on the Edge lecture and will speak at the LGBTQA Resource Center about her male-to-female transition Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Chicago professor plans on-campus visit to discuss book detailing her male-to-female transition, LGBT issues story by Cassie Kernick

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It is largely through the media that McClosalways joke that I can’t tell the differkey has seen a positive shift and adaptation in the ence between becoming a woman and understanding and acceptance of transgender inbecoming mature,” Deirdre McCloskey says with a laugh as she answers a dividuals. She said she was interviewed by Oprah question she’s been asked countless times before. in 2000 about her change. “Every year and a half or so Oprah, when she Even as light is shed on transgender issues, hearing of an individual who has changed gender still had her show, would do a show on changing gender, and she would ask the quescan be a surprising discovery. tions that your girlfriend would However, for McCloskey, an Things are ask, so to speak,” McCloskey said. economics, English, communica“That’s her style, and it worked tion and history professor at the changing, very well with making people University of Illinois at Chicago, comfortable with this.” the decision to change a person’s but change is Pat Tetreault, the director of gender is about as absurd as de- an ongoing the LGBTQA Resource Center, said ciding to changes a person’s mashe also views the perception of jor. On Friday at the LGBTQA process.” transgender individuals as becomResource Center in the Nebraska pat tetreault ing more positive and attributes it Union at 9:30 a.m., she will open lgbtqa resource center largely to people such as McClosup about her decision to cross director key who speak up. as well as her book “Crossing: A “Things are changing, but Memoir” and other trans issues. change is an ongoing process,” She is also giving a Humanities Tetreault said. “Bringing Deirdre helps us learn on the Edge lecture at the Sheldon Museum of Art about and highlight individuals in our commuThursday at 5:30 p.m. Her book was published in 1999, and McClo- nity and allows others the opportunity to learn a little bit more about the LGBTQA community.” skey said she thinks societal attitudes regarding As attitudes and laws continue to change, transsexuals have greatly adapted over the years. McCloskey’s book stays relevant because it offers “It keeps getting more and more routine,” she practical advice for those looking to transition. said.

IF you go Deirdre McCloskey “Crossing: A Memoir”

where:

LGBTQA Resource Center Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. how much: free when:

Even for those with little knowledge about trans issues, “Crossing” tells the story of a person striving to evolve into the person they want to be. “My main point is outlined in the early pages of the book, where I say that we humans have lots of opportunities and desires to become a lawyer or become a journalist, to get married or to move to Omaha,” McCloskey said. “This changing of gender is a very surprising one, but it is kind (of) like those like immigrating — or like growing up, (which) is the analogy I use a lot. As a child, you want to grow up. You don’t know quite what it means, you don’t know what it will be like to be a grown up but you know you want to. I’m trying to make the point that it (changing one’s gender) is not that unusual; it’s not outside the realm of

Talent show aims to give back chased, Shen Café will donate 25 percent of the proceeds to the EnLocal Chinese cafe actus Leadership Program, which provides internships to Lincoln high opened by UNL schoolers. UNL senior actuarial scialumnus will host ence major and Enactus president Celia Schimelpfenig said the protalent show to help gram has been assisting local youth fund leadership RSO for three years. “We hire high school students from the Lincoln area to come and do different short seminars, and then hannah ratliff they also work at our two businessdn es that we run out of the College of Business,” Schimelpfenig said. “This Chinese food, live music and com- year, we have five high school girls munity service. from the Lincoln area. Originally, the They aren’t usually three things program was started to really target you’d lump together. But Thursday, high-risk or at-risk students before Shen Café will change that. college or even before going to comShen Café in Lincoln’s Williams- munity college so that they can reburg Village will be working with ally build their skill set and be more the University of Nebraska-Lincoln marketable when it does come time business program Enactus to host to find jobs.” a live talent show from 5 p.m. to 7 The show, which has five perp.m. Thursday to benefit the Enactus formers signed up to compete for the Leadership Program. UNL graduate, $50 cash prize, will be the first of its former Enactus memkind at Shen Café. ber and Shen Café But if it’s as sucNow manager Peter Sam cessful as Sam and that I’ve said he hopes that the Schimelpfenig antalent show will get graduated and ticipate, they’ll do the café’s name out it again. while serving a wor- am working, I “We were talkthy cause. ing to Peter Sam just wanted to “We wanted to do earlier this week, something good for continue it.” and he said a lot the community just beof people in the peter sam cause I see how good restaurant had owner, shen cafe the (Enactus) projects been asking about are and how they re(the talent show),” ally help people,” Sam said. “Now Schimelpfenig said. “So we’re exthat I’ve graduated and am working, pecting quite a few people to be I just wanted to continue it. I think there. … Peter thinks the restaurant it just benefits everybody; it helps is going to be absolutely packed.” them get the project off the ground Though this is the first talent and helps us get exposure because show Shen Café has put on, the respeople will talk about us and hope- taurant has a history with Enactus fully come try us out.” For every meal or drink purtalent show: see page 6

mccloskey: see page 6

WADE: Music skills return for talent show Joe Wade

››Editor’s Note: Joe Wade was asked to audition for the Shen Cafe Talent show, which takes place Thursday. He signed up and was given a slot. This is the first part of a two-part series about his preparation for and performance in the show. On Friday, we will print the second part of this column, which will detail his on-stage experience.

Day 1

As a singer-songwriter, signing up for the talent show at the Shen Café was easy but maybe too easy. All I had to do was give them my name and my contact info. Then, they called me back and gave me a time to play: Thursday at 6 p.m. There was no audition, no awkward interview and nothing to worry about except finding where I put my guitar since the last time I played it a couple years ago. Just kidding, I keep it under a stack of old Daily Nebraskan issues.

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Day 2

I spent most of last night

playing through songs and running around town to buy a new guitar tuner. Who knew they go bad after 15 years? Picking out the right song is the hard part, for me anyway. I have enough time to play either one long song or two short songs at the show. The trick is choosing something that will entertain the audience but not be so complicated that it’s impossible to get polished in a few days. The good thing is playing guitar is like riding a bike; it’s all muscle memory. But watching my cat cover its ears as I run through the song “Tammy” by Debbie Reynolds isn’t a good omen. Learning to play the kazoo might be my best option at this point.

Day 3

Stupid midterms are this week, and I lost most of my practice time to studying. In the back of my head, while reading line after line of academic theorems, I can’t help but notice my guitar is just sitting there. It’s staring at me, and I’m getting that familiar funny tingle of wanting to play. I forgot how much I like the feeling of excitement before a show, but I still don’t have my set list picked out. However, I do have a small list of candi-

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DN writer dares to pick up dates at health center

mac wall dn This may be one of the strangest things I’ve ever been employed to do. I’ll mow lawns. I’ll hand food out the drive-thru window while trying not be bothered by toddlers staring at me with wide, unblinking eyes from their car seats. But, for some reason, it is now my job to pick up girls from the popular social hotbed that is our University Health Center. I was dared to, and now I am bound by pride to do it. Thomas Jefferson followed through when he dared to write the Declaration of Independence. Al Gore didn’t back down when he was dared to invent the Internet. So it fell upon me to uphold the honor of the dare. Perhaps we should back up a bit. This article arose out of a new series were doing at the Daily Nebraskan where writers take get dared to do something during the following week. Then, as you might expect, they do it. Just to preface: I volunteered before the dare was decided. And suddenly I had to pick up girls at the University Health Cen-

ter, which is a veritable gold mine of loneliness. My goal was to drop some classy pickup lines, and flirt a little. My other option was to just literally pick them up, like with my hands. But that’s illegal, and I don’t want to touch sick people. First things first, I needed some ground rules. Whoever I decide to work my magic on needed to like dogs, good music and long evening strolls. And probably my girlfriend, too. I also needed to be well prepared. That’s not easy either. There’s no dating site for hooking up with sick singles in the waiting room, although there should be (SinglesWithShingles.com?). While Christians get ChritianMingle and farmers get FarmersOnly, I’m on my own. I checked webMD. com, and there isn’t a dating app there either. The closest thing they have is the “Sexual Conditions” tab, and that did far more harm to me than good. I realized that there’s only one reliable source of relationship knowledge, and that’s mainstream entertainment. If television is to be believed — and it is — then picking someone up should be easy. Since I needed to go to the health center anyway, I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone. One thing that was still bothering me, though, was what the hell to do if my pickup lines actually worked. I pondered this all the way to the health center, expecting it to be easy. I’d just mingle with the many patients I expected to be waiting. In a college of 20,000-some students during cold season, it had to be easy. It wasn’t. Immediately after walking in, I realized how much I didn’t actually want to do this. I have absolutely

no experience and just as little desire to bother strange women as they wait for cough medicine. But I needed to visit anyway, and this wasn’t going to write itself. After two minutes of browsing through outdated magazines in the waiting room, I decided to try my luck on the girl coming in the door. Leaning back in my seat, I scratched my head in a way that accentuated my biceps and waited for her to pass by. “Hi,” I said as suavely as I could muster. “Hi,” she said, without stopping to give me her number. This was proving to be difficult. At that point I would have followed her, but (a.) I still didn’t feel like trying very hard, and (b.) when lurking in a government facility to pick up strangers, it’s best to keep a low profile. So, I met with my doctor, got my prescription ordered and decided to pick it up later to give myself another shot. Attempt number two fared better. I was waiting for my prescription and struck up conversation with the girl across from me. All seemed to be going well. I was pickuping my heart out when the pill cashier-pharmacist called my extremely masculine name. “Pick-up for Mackenzie,” he said. Although I would never introduce myself with my full name, I figured the pill cashier couldn’t have done that much damage to my chances. The girl’s sister could even have the same name as me. That could be an icebreaker. “Are there any side effects to this?” I asked, gesturing to the bag

was starting to fall apart — when she handed me. my advances weren’t being inter“Well, it might give you diarrhea,” she said, using her “out- rupted by employees questioning my presence, they were getting ruside” voice. ined by pharmacist’s mentioning This latest development definitely had an effect on my chanc- my intestinal problems. And that was if any girls were even there. I es. There was muffled giggling coming from behind me. The pill could either give up or start interrupting couples with pickup lines cashier had proven to be a terrible wing woman. I decided that I discovered on Google. None of my potential digestion issues these options were appealing. I decided to go back one last wouldn’t make good small talk time, but my heart wasn’t in it. At and left to sulk. Having spent a good chunk of this point I was considering droptime at the health center already, ping cheesy pickup lines on whoI was starting to resent it. First of ever was in there, just to say I tried. But this is a newspaper and not all, there is not a single waiting “Two and a Half Men.” There had room on earth that is enjoyable. to be a way to finish this out with a The challenging part of the dare semblance of professionalism. I’d is sitting in an empty room even after I’d gotten the medication I’d managed not to be approached by the staff for a coucame for. The other ple minutes when challenge was actuAm I a an older woman ally staying there. charming walked in and sat After my third time down next to me. coming in, I was ladies’ man? We started talkessentially just loiing, first about the tering, and some Probably not. weather, then colof the workers had Would your lege. I explained recognized my face to her what I was and started to ques- grandma like me? studying, that I tion why I was there Absolutely.” wrote for the paper at all. Evidently not here and that I was even the employees believe people visit just to check absolutely sick of the health cenout the brochures they leave on the ter. She mentioned that she had a back table. Even the patients were granddaughter here and that she was a freshman at UNL, too, and not on my side. There were two groups that seemed to make up had come here with some of her friends. It was a nice conversation, most of the health center’s visitors: couples, because checkups are ap- but it certainly wasn’t helping with this article. She mentioned that parently dates now, and people 30 to 40 years my senior. There had I would like her granddaughter, and that I seemed like a “nice boy.” been only a handful of collegeage girls who had come in while Then, apparently sensing my presI’d been there, and most walked ence, a member of the staff came over and asked me what I needed. right in and out. This assignment

UPC brings British comic to UNL UPC schedules British comic Gina Yashere to electrify UNL students at Thursday comic night vanessa daves dn The University Program Council will host a free comedy night featuring Gina Yashere in the remodeled Nebraska Union Crib Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Yashere is a British comedian who has been featured on TV shows such as “The Tonight Show” and “Live at the Apollo.” She recently won her fourth award for “Best Female Comedian” at the Black Entertainment and Comedy Awards. Yashere currently lives in Los Angeles. She has been traveling internationally for her comedy tour throughout the year. UPC decided to host its first comedy night in several years because of recommendations and requests from students. At the end of every UPC event, members pass out a survey asking students what kinds of things they want to see from UPC in the future. Comedy nights were a popular response, so when it came time to plan the events for the year last fall, UPC decided to give it a shot. “I think people have been missing (comedy nights) so we

decided to bring it back,” said UPC Public Relations manager Nora Williams. Joe Grobeck, the UPC entertainment chair, said he expects a good turnout for the event. “It’s the first event in the remodeled crib and the first comedy event we’ve had in a while, so I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “We’ve been spending quite a bit of time planning, and we’re hoping things go well.” UPC knew about Yashere’s comedy act from a previous convention for UPC hosted by the National Association of Campus Activities. It’s an annual event where programing councils from different schools listen to speakers to prepare for the upcoming year. Every year, UPC sends a few of its executive members to the convention at the beginning of the calendar year. Last year, the convention was in St. Paul, Minn., and Yashere performed there. It was a hit with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln UPC members who attended, so they got in contact with her agent and set up a time for her to come this year. “I think it’s a good opportunity for students because, being in college, you don’t have a lot of money to spend, and the event is free,” Williams said. “So it’s a good option for something to do that you don’t have to spend money on. And it exposes them to different kinds of entertainment that is different than something they would normally go to.”

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mccloskey: from 5 human experience.” McCloskey decided to pursue For McCloskey, this desire to her long-rooted desire to live as a go from Don to Deirdre seemed woman. While her wife and two like a perfectly natural progresadult children didn’t understand sion in her life. What and haven’t spoken to is most surprising her since that year, her about her experience birth family was very is that she did not desupportive. cide to transition until McCloskey said 1995, when she was a having a supportive 53-year-old happily group of individuals married male. is vital if someone is Although McClolooking to transition. skey says she knew “They need to find she wanted to be a support systems, and female when she was not do it themselves,” 11, the restrictive time she said. “They need period of her adomccloskey friends.” lescence kept this deDespite the emosire in the back of her tional toll transitionmind. She did not revisit it until ing took on her and her family, 1995, when she learned of a place McCloskey encourages others to to cross-dress near where she was make the right decision for them, living. even if it’s not always easy. “For about eight months, I “Since transitioning, I’ve nevdid that, and I was having a wild er doubted my decision to do so, time,” McCloskey said. “But then which is relatively unusual for in August of 1995, it suddenly hit most huge decisions in one’s life,” me that I could do it, that I could McCloskey said. arts@ transition.” dailynebraskan.com It was with this revelation that

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Gina Yashere is an internationally known comedian. She will perform in the Nebraska Union Crib Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. To promote the event, UPC has been posting videos of Yashere’s comedy on Facebook and Twitter. They have a booth in the union with a joke wall where people could write their own jokes. Yashere’s show will last about an hour, and Grobeck said he’s hoping to see 100 to 150 people in

attendance. “I think it will be a good event because it’s our first comedy event in a few years,” Grobeck said. “If this goes well, we will definitely have more comedy events in the future.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com

Film’s dramatic arc lacks catharsis jack forey dn Memory is incredibly subjective — something you think you remember clearly could be remembered differently by another person. In the next few days, you may remember this review differently than I wrote it. Or you may forget it altogether. In Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past,” memory is explored through several characters caught up in a web of betrayal, infidelity and suicide. Farhadi’s previous films “About Elly” and “A Separation” both explored dysfunctional family dynamics and communication breakdown. With “The Past,” he explores those themes even further. This is the work of a director trying to show us something deeply personal through perhaps she didn’t. Ahmad’s unflinchingly realistic filmmak- daughter, Lucie, objects to Marie ing. being with Samir, and she has After four years of separation some information she will share from his wife, Ahmad (Ali Mosaf- with Ahmad that will rock the fa) returns to finalize his divorce foundation of Marie and Samir ’s with his wife, Marie (Bérénice relationship. Bejo). When the two of them reThe film is a series of converunite at the airport, they see each sations between people who are other through a pane of glass. Al- trying to figure out why things are though they can see going wrong. each other, neither It’s almost a can hear the other. mystery, and It’s important Their lips move, like a mysbut no sound comes to remember tery, there out. The viewer are multiple that not gets the feeling this twists that let sums up their entire all films are us think we relationship. know what’s entertainment; some Ahmad comes going on, back to Marie’s are meant to be a right before house and finds personal statement.” the narrathat a child other tive pulls the than his own is livrug from uning there. Fouad der our feet. (Elyes Aguis) is the Every actor and actress in this child of Samir (Tahar Rahim), Ma- film fits naturally into his or her rie’s boyfriend and fiancé. Ahmad respective role, especially Bejo, says Marie never told him about whose recent turn in the modern Samir. Marie argues that she sent silent film, “The Artist” displayed him an email. Perhaps she did;

I said I needed to ask about my prescription, got a nurse’s number and went on my way yet again. I walked back trying to think of how I could finish up my story when it clicked. I’d been going about this all wrong. Of course flirting was a terrible idea at the health center, and that was something I’d known from the outset. But there was a way to salvage this. Yes, out-front pick-up lines are not going to work in an atmosphere where everyone is sick and impatient, but networking will. Specifically, networking with your grandmothers. Am I charming ladies’ man? Probably not. Would your grandma like me? Absolutely. My pickup inexperience coupled with the fact that I have a girlfriend does not bode well in a setting where there is a five-minute window to flirt before the staff starts to question my presence. And that’s on the off-chance that a girl, or anyone for that matter, is even there. But with my haircut and arsenal of nice sweaters, I can charm the shit out of your grandmother. So when you ladies go home this weekend, visit your grandparents. Call them if you have to. You can expect to hear about the nice boy your grandma met this week at the health center. However, if one of your older relatives happens to work there, expect to hear about the creepy kid with the sweaters who spent the whole week loitering and reading free brochures. mac wall is a freshman journalism and political science major. reach him at arts@ dailynebraskan.com

and is dedicated to giving back to the community. Mara Schwarting, a UNL senior advertising and public relations and marketing major and marketing executive for the LisaMom Foundation, a part of Enactus, believes that’s what makes the café a good fit for Thursday night’s show. “One of the interesting things about Shen Café is that it’s very socially responsible; they’re always giving back to the community,” Schwarting said. “And that is kind of in part because … Peter Sam was in Enactus, and that’s what Enactus is all about. When he graduated, he started Shen Café, and so it’s kind of close to all of the Enactus people since Peter was in the group with us for a long time, and he has carried on that social entrepreneurship with Shen Café.” More than anything, Schimelpfenig and Sam said they hope people will enjoy themselves tonight. Though the show will help an important cause, Schimelpfenig said she just hopes people come

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Shen Cafe 3520 Village Dr. #100 when: Thursday, 5 p.m. how much: free, except cost of food and have a good time. “It should be just a lot of fun and a great way for people to showcase their talents as well as try the best Chinese food I think I’ve ever had in my life,” Schimelpfenig said. “All at the same time, you’re supporting high schoolers in our community.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com

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courtesy photo her talent for nonverbal acting. But let’s get real for a second. Personally, I didn’t like it. I know it’s a good film — it takes a lot of directorial talent to get these kinds of performances from actors, especially the children — but it left me cold. It’s a brilliant drama with a script that balances multiple interconnecting story threads without becoming convoluted, but similar to “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” it amounts to little in the way of a point, a message or a catharsis. Maybe that’s not fair. The point seems to be to explore the relationships of these particular characters. That’s all fine and good, but the result is unrelentingly dreary. Dreariness is fine, but denying the audience a catharsis is something that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Then again, because this film is so realistic, by its nature it shouldn’t have a catharsis. Real life doesn’t have one. It’s important to remember that not all films are entertain-

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dates to choose from. Instead of less worried about tomorrow playing one long song, such as night’s show. A little anxiety is “American Pie” by Don McLean, stealing into my musical garden, I decided that a couple catchy but that’s normal. At least I’m songs would be more pleasing finally back in familiar territory. for my audience. Better yet, I’ve If I had been got my songs Despite playing someplace picked out. where alcohol is One cover how muscle being served, then followed by one memory applies to I’d probably think original should differently. You playing guitar, it’s make my perdon’t have to capformance short, tivate inebriated not the same with fun and sweet. audience members singing.” (You’ll have as much as you do to come to the sober ones. show to find out Song possibilities at this what I picked.) point are “Friday I’m In Love” Now it’s just practice, pracby The Cure, “Brown Eyed Girl” tice, practice until I get them by Van Morrison and a small sounding the way I want them stack of original material that to. Or, as I like to say, “keep playjust doesn’t sound as good as it ing them over and over until you used to. never want to hear those songs Despite how muscle memory ever again.” applies to playing guitar, it is not One of the reasons I like playthe same with singing. The only ing shows, as opposed to recordmagic box to get my voice back ing songs in a studio, is that in a in tune is a car. Honestly, I’ve live setting the songs don’t have found that the acoustics inside a to be perfect. All a performer recar are wonderful for practicing. ally has to do is play confidently I used to sing along to CDs on in order to fool the audience. the way to work all the time, and In homage to Bob Dylan, as it helped a ton. With the show long as I “know my song well coming up in two days, it’s time before I start singing” (a lyric to hit the gym or rather, the road. from the song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”) I should have all Day 4 the confidence I need. Phew, I had a full morning Joe wade is a senior of classes and a full afternoon of news ed major. reach him work but a few vocal exercises in at arts@ the car, which warranted some dailynebraskan.com strange looks, have me feeling


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Freshman puts school over MLB aspirations Outfielder Ryan Boldt, drafted in 22nd round by Red Sox, focuses on academics at NU Josh Kelly DN It’s only two weeks in, and Husker baseball has already seen a glimpse of what kind of player Ryan Boldt is. The freshman outfielder is one of four players who have started all seven of the Huskers’ games this season. Between the first two weekends alone, coach Darin Erstad has already noticed how Boldt has adjusted to college ball. “The first weekend, I saw a freshman out there, maybe not as aggressive as he can be at the plate,” Erstad said. “It was fun watching him through the second weekend. His tempo in the outfield picked up, his aggressiveness on the bases. At the plate, you could just see the confidence starting to build, and it was fun to watch. “The second weekend shows how you can adapt quickly.” Boldt, a Red Wing, Minn., native, was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox. He was also the first player from Minnesota to be named to Team USA’s 18-year-old and under team since Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer.

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gering of how many kids that Since he has committed to Nedon’t make it to the big leagues braska and collegiate baseball, professional baseball has not been on and do not go back and get their his mind at all. Rather than think- degree,” Erstad said. “I don’t necessarily sell them on it; I just make ing of suiting up for a professional team, he is treating the game the sure they have the correct informasame way and is enjoying the start tion to make the best decision for their life.” to his college career. What impresses Erstad the “It’s just baseball, I guess,” most is the freshman’s prioriBoldt said. “Not too much has changed from games in the past. ties, which include putting the classroom ahead of the ball field, It’s a blast going on trips with the a mindset that is easy for the guys, and hopefully we continue coaches to work with. the success that we’ve “When the kid had so far this season.” puts on his greatest Although Erstad life achievement as spent years as a proa 4.0 GPA, and he’s fessional player, he been an All-Ameridoesn’t think of himcan and MVP of the self as a gateway to the biggest event in the next level for his playcountry, and he’s ers and doesn’t try to more proud of his recruit players solely 4.0, there isn’t much on his experience in I have to do academic Major League Baseball. wise,” Erstad said. “It varies for every “He probably did individual,” Erstad boldt that himself.” said. “From my standBoldt has plenty point, I’ve heard people of time left in college to think tell me numerous times, ‘Oh, you about taking the next big step as played in the big leagues, you can a baseball player, but for him it’s help them get to the big leagues.’ about making the little things “As a former player to play happen in order to reach the at that level, it’s my responsibilgoals that he set for himself. ity for these kids to understand “I’m not really too worried just how hard it is to actually get there. You need to have a nice di- about that at all,” Boldt said. “I’m just kind of looking to imversified portfolio where you have prove as a baseball player and your education in line, just in case contribute to the team in order to it doesn’t work.” For many recruits, Erstad has get wins. I just want to improve shown the statistics for players every day. You want to be playwho are in Boldt’s situation, not ing the best ball team at the end trying to persuade them but to en- of the season because that’s what sure them that they are making the matters.” sports@ right call. dailynebraskan.com “The numbers are pretty stag-

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5. Iowa (19-8, 8-6)

If you look at it, the Hawkeyes only have two big wins in conference play, The Wolverines put themand those were against selves atop the Big Ten the Ohio State Buckeyes in conference after the 79-70 early January and Michigan win against the Michigan earlier this month. Iowa State Spartans on Sunday. is considered for the NCAA Tourney based solely on its Sophomore guard Nik Stauskas came out in the second record. Its record against ranked teams this season is half, earning 21 out of the game-high 25 points he scored 2-5, which doesn’t seem like a team that can go far in the in the game. Stauskas is averaging 17 points per game with three games to go, all of which are against unranked conference tournament or the NCAA Tournament, for that squads. Among all of the teams that are still in contention, matter. The team hasn’t won a game in a while, and Iowa still has to face Michigan State next week. the Wolverines have the easiest path to earn themselves a regular-season conference title. They beat Purdue on the 6. Minnesota (18-11, 7-9) road in overtime on Wednesday night. The Gophers are still hanging onto their 2. Wisconsin (23-5, 10-5) NCAA hopes after scorRight now, the Badgers are aring a season-high 95 guably the hottest team in the points against the Iowa conference. They have won six Hawkeyes at home. games in a row, three of them Leading the scoring against ranked teams, and bombardment was that’s why they are the highest senior guard Austin Hollins, who scored 27 points against ranked team in the Big Ten now. the Hawkeyes, another season-high set during the game. Stepping up for them is junior One of their toughest games of the season is this weekforward Frank Kaminsky, who is averaging 18 points per game in the last four matchups end, as Minnesota will face Michigan on the road before returning to play at home against Penn State in the final for Wisconsin. Although chances at a regular-season title game of the regular season. are diminishing for them, the Badgers can still put themselves in a good spot in the Big Ten Tournament.

7. Nebraska (16-11, 8-7)

3. Michigan State (22-6, 11-4)

During the month of February, coach Tom Izzo and company haven’t been able to muster up a legitimate Big Ten victory. The best win the Spartans had during the month was against Purdue. But after losing to Nebraska, Wisconsin and Michigan, Michigan State has been dethroned from the top of the conference. Injuries are hurting the team more than anything, and one of the few players who have been consistently on the floor scoring points is sophomore guard Gary Harris, who is averaging 17.9 points per game. He is just behind Nebraska’s Terran Petteway for the title of highest scorer in the Big Ten.

4. Ohio State (22-6, 9-6)

The Buckeyes continue to prove that they belong toward the top of the Big Ten, winning six of their past seven games. Ohio State made a huge statement in its last matchup against Minnesota on Sunday, when the team outscored the Gophers 46-18 in the second half. The amount of wins they have right now is enough to cement the Buckeyes into the Big Dance as a No. 6 seed at the lowest. Still, a win against Michigan State in the season finale wouldn’t hurt its resume at all.

Coach Tim Miles says he loves the noise that has come with the team getting a whiff of the NCAA Tournament, and it definitely showed in Nebraska’s two games after the Michigan State win. The Huskers won by at least 13 points in each game, and sophomore forward Terran Petteway is making a clear case for conference player of the year, averaging 26 points in the past three games. Nebraska will have to keep winning to make a better case than Minnesota, who just beat Iowa in a high-scoring battle. But the Huskers did not help their case Wednesday, losing by 11 at Illinois.

8. Purdue (15-13, 5-10)

Despite a great defensive performance in the beginning of the first half, the Boilermakers were dominated by Nebraska for the rest of the game in the 76-57 loss at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Setting the tone early for them in that game was sophomore center A.J. Hammons, who had four blocks in the game and was able to keep the Huskers in check in most cases. After falling on a buzzer-beater against Michigan on Wednesday, Purdue will attempt to stay above a .500 overall record, as the next two games will be against ranked teams.

NU to shoot for conference title Husker rifle team to enter conference championships after school-record air rifle performance Sunday Riley Bowden DN The Husker rifle team has come on strong as the season winds down, and No. 4 Nebraska looks to carry that momentum in to the Great American Rifle Conference Championships, which begin Friday in Oxford, Miss. The team is coming off of a school-record air rifle performance on Sunday at the NCAA Qualifiers in Kentucky. The air rifle squad shot 2,361, helping the team to a second-place finish with an overall score of 4,678. Coach Stacy Underwood was pleased with the record-setting performance but wants to make sure the team focuses on the present goal. “The best thing to do after a big weekend is reset,” Underwood said. “We have to remain humble and disciplined. We are only as good as how we perform on this specific day. We are where we are now because we never focused on the past or the future. It is one of the strengths of this team.” The team is concentrating on this weekend, but freshman Lauren Phillips has felt a boost in confidence from the perfor-

improved with Underwood’s guidance. She not only led the team to a third-place finish in the conference championships last year, but she also returned the Huskers to the NCAA Championships for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Nebraska has risen from as low as No. 11 to earn a top-5 ranking and has lost only two matches this season. Those two losses have come at the hands of two conference foes: Kentucky and West Virginia, who along with Nebraska make up three of the nation’s top five squads. Underwood is well aware of the competition in the league. “Five of the eight teams in our conference will be at NCAA Championships,” she said. file photo by stacie hecker | dn “That is one of the reasons we Freshman Lauren Phillips shot a team-high 586 in the smallbore are in this league. It is a great trial run of the setup and atmoat the NCAA Qualifiers meet on Sunday. Nebraska finished secsphere of championships.” ond to No. 1 West Virginia, which NU will face again on Friday. Sophomore Denise Martin is also in her second year on the team and carries a lot of the “One of the things that I mance in the qualifiers. learned last year and we have same opinions as her second“Last weekend’s recordyear coach. breaking air performance boost- implemented this “We’ll conyear is recovery ed our confidence because it Five of the tinue to focus on days,” Undersimply reflected the training eight teams improving what we’ve been putting on the line wood said. “It is is already going far too easy to in our conference each week,” Phillips said. good and making over-train and Phillips is a true freshman it great and stickcreate problems will be at NCAA and has come on as one of the ing to focusing on that don’t actu- Championships.” team’s hottest shooters. She led the match one shot the team in smallbore in Ken- ally exist. I would say that we have stacy underwood at a time so that tucky with a score of 586. we stay focused “I plan to make an impact trained about 20rifle coach and in the preswithin my team for our first 30 percent less ent,” Martin said. than we did this conference championship by If the steady preparation and time last year. I think that is being a positive teammate and giving all my effort into each one of the reasons why we have improvement continues as the remained consistent and have Huskers head to Oxford, a conshot I take,” Phillips said. steadily peaked for post-sea- ference title may lie ahead. Underwood is not too far resports@ son.” moved from her first conference dailynebraskan.com The Huskers have steadily championships as a head coach.

9. Indiana (15-12, 5-9)

Give the young Hoosiers some credit. They made a huge statement in the first half of their Tuesday-night matchup against Wisconsin, leading the game 29-19 at halftime on the road. One of the major aspects that led to a Wisconsin win was the foul trouble Indiana was having. While the Hoosiers went to the line three times and converted on two of them, the Badgers made 22 out of 24 opportunities at the line, which was enough to win the game.

10. Illinois (16-12, 5-10)

After a 39-point performance against Ohio State at home, Illinois bounced back against Minnesota, defeating the Gophers 62-49. Freshman guard Kendrick Nunn was on fire that night, hitting five 3-pointers to give his team the edge. Nunn was also the Illini’s top scorer in their victory against Nebraska on Wednesday. Don’t expect the fire to continue, though. Illinois’ last three games are against Michigan State and Iowa on the road and Michigan at home. It will be tough for the Fighting Illini to be above .500 when the season is all said and done.

11. Penn State (13-14, 4-10)

Defensively, Penn State gave up at least 80 points against Iowa and Nebraska. The only player who seems to be getting production is senior guard Tim Frazier, who is top 10 in the conference in points per game and first in the conference in assists per game. Penn State has to win three games to be above .500, and it’s going to be nearly impossible against Ohio State, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

12. Northwestern (12-16, 5-10)

Northwestern had impressive wins against Wisconsin and Minnesota toward the end of January, but that’s where the train stopped. Since then, the team has lost five games in a row entering a road matchup against Nebraska on Saturday. Things aren’t looking good with junior guard JerShon Cobb out for the rest of the season. Cobb was averaging 12.2 points a game, the second-highest average on the team. Without Cobb, it’s clear that the Wildcats won’t be putting up a fight in the remaining three games. Compiled by Josh Kelly sports@ dailynebraskan.com

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Sophomore guard Rachel Theriot, who had 17 points and 8 rebounds against Penn State on Sunday, scored 11 points in Nebraska’s win at Illinois on Jan. 12. high 21-point lead, making 6 of 13 3-pointers in the second half. Hooper and junior forward Emily Cady combined for 41 points and 19 rebounds on the game. Illinois junior guard Ivory Crawford led the Fighting Illini against Nebraska with 19 points, and Crawford leads the team with an average 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game this season. Alongside Crawford is senior guard Amber Moore, who aver-

ages 14.8 points per game. The Huskers hold the advantage in the all-time series record against the Fighting Illini with five wins out of eight of the games in the competitors’ history. The Huskers will face off against Purdue once again on Sunday for their last regular season game before going to the Big Ten Tournament next week. sports@ dailynebraskan.com

men’s basketball: from 10 Leslee Smith and sophomore guard Benny Parker went 8-for-8 from the field in the first half en route to a combined 17 points. Illinois led 27-24 at halftime. The Huskers started the second half well, after a pair of free throws by Petteway and a dunk from sophomore forward Walter Pitchford gave Nebraska its first lead of the game at 28-27 less than two minutes into the second half. That’s when the Illini started to heat up. Junior guard Rayvonte Rice knocked down a 3-pointer to give Illinois a 35-31 lead. After trad-

I felt like we were just pressing trying to make plays. We just didn’t handle their defense very well.” tim miles

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ing baskets the next few possessions, Illinois opened up a 50-37 lead behind a 12-0 run during the next three minutes. The run was sparked by a couple of steals and layups by the Illini.

Nebraska cut into the lead a couple of times, getting it to as close as eight points with less than two minutes to play. But it wasn’t Nebraska’s night. “They outplayed us, and it’s

just disappointing,” Miles said. The Huskers will look to bounce back against Northwestern at home Saturday afternoon. The Huskers beat the Wildcats at Evanston, Ill., earlier this month. It was the first road win of the season for the Huskers. “At this time of the year, you either have to win, or you can’t afford to lose,” Miles said. “I told the guys, ‘You need to find the recipe to win.’ “We can’t get outworked by Northwestern.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com

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Sophomore guard Shavon Shields drives in Nebraska’s home game against Illinois on Feb. 12, when he scored a career-high 33 points. On Wednesday night at Illinois, Shields scored only eight points and committed four turnovers as the Fighting Illini beat the Huskers, 60-49.

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erran Petteway turned his shoulders, saw his defender back up and rose into his jump shot. The ball clanked high off the back iron of the hoop and fell into the hands of an Illinois defender. It was just that kind of night for Petteway and the rest of the Nebraska men’s basketball team Wednesday in Champaign, Ill. The Fighting Illini (16-12 overall, 5-10 Big Ten) used strong offensive rebounding to knock off Nebraska 60-49, ending the Huskers’ (16-11, 8-7) five-game win streak. “We had some guys not show up tonight,” coach Tim Miles said in a postgame interview. “I’m not sure we were ready to be tough and gritty tonight.” The Illini set the tone right from the opening tip. They corralled 4 offensive rebounds in the game’s first eight minutes, setting up two 3-pointers. That seemed to be a theme throughout the night as the Illini finished the game with 11 offensive rebounds and 15 second-chance points. Nebraska recorded 3 offensive rebounds and 4 second-

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Team England bowler brings talent to NU Sophomore Bethany Hedley, who found passion for sport outside London, competes for Huskers Kimberly Merk DN In 2012, Bethany Hedley was bowling for Team England in Germany, when her team manager came to her in tears. Fearing something bad had happened, Beth asked, “Oh, my gosh. What’s wrong?” Her team manager replied with news that would change her post-high school plans: Hedley and her teammate had been offered scholarships to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “I didn’t know where Nebraska was,” Hedley said. “I’ve always wanted to go to school in America. It was always a little dream I had in my head.” Hedley hails from Watford, England, on the outskirts of London, where her older brother Daniel had an influence on her bowling career. She started bowling with her brother and family when she was 6 years old. As she got older, it became more of a social aspect to her life. “I never used to have a love for it,” Hedley said. “I kind of used to go just to hang out with my friends.” Hedley’s passion for bowling started while attending a bowling tournament. “We had a tournament near my house, and the people I saw there were really, really good, and something just kind of clicked inside of me that I really wanted to bowl,” Hedley said. “So I went up to my coach and I said, ‘Look, help me

make Team England. I want to make Hedley said. “It wasn’t a difficult Team England.’ I think I was about transition because our cultures are 12.” very similar. The education side was After the tournament, Hedley a little different because at home we started meeting with her coach to don’t do the grade point average, start her training. She practiced and that was really strange to come three days a week for two to three around to. I have to get a 3.0 when I hours each day. Once she was well didn’t know what a 3.0 was.” prepared, she went to compete in Joining the bowling team also the Triple Crown Trials, where three helped her become a better athlete. countries play against one another “When I came here I was a to compete for a spot little bit ignorant with on an elite bowling my bowling because I team. The top 6 ranked didn’t realize there were players from this event things I had to change,” join those teams. HedHedley said. “So when ley placed sixth, which I first got here, I got got her a spot on Team told in the nicest way England. possible that there “I didn’t know if I were a few things I was going to be sixth had to work on, but my or seventh, so that was mental game has been very exciting and scary so much stronger since at the same time,” HedI’ve been here.” hedley ley said. Hedley is now a After gaining a spot sophomore competing on Team England, Hedfor the Huskers, and ley traveled to different bowling her strengths lie in her positive tournaments and competitions attitude with her teammates and around the world. She competed coaches, which, from what her in the 2012 World Championships peers say, has made her a great adin Thailand and came home with dition to the team. a bronze medal in the team event. “She motivates herself and moBefore coming to Nebraska, tivated people around her pretty Hedley went to Munich for the well,” interim head coach Paul KlEuropean Youth Championships. empa said. She and her teammates received Since Hedley joined the team several medals, including gold in in 2012, she’s helped the bowling doubles as well as bronze in team team in numerous tournaments, events. In addition to the all of the such as the 2013 NCAA Chammedals she received, Hedley and pionships during her freshman a teammate were also was given year. She bowled a game average scholarships to come to Nebraska. of 190.6 to help the Huskers to the When Hedley came to visit Ne- national title. She’s also done well braska in February 2012, she fell in academically, being on the Nelove with the school and its sporting braska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll facilities and immediately signed for the fall and spring semester of her letter of intent. 2012-13. Her freshman year included a “She’s always upbeat,” junior few transitions coming from Eng- Liz Kuhlkin said. “No matter the land, but she quickly adjusted to the situation, if the team is struggling, Husker lifestyle with the help of her she’s a really good person to get coaches and teammates. everybody back on track and be “Everyone was very, very welpositive.” sports@ coming. At first it was a little difdailynebraskan.com ficult because I missed home,”

chance points, as Illinois dominated the paint throughout. Illinois also forced 15 Nebraska turnovers, including 12 in the second half. “I felt like we were just pressing, trying to make plays,” Miles said. “We just didn’t handle their defense very well.” Of course, the story of the night was Petteway’s struggles. The Big Ten’s leading scorer at 18 points a game couldn’t find the basket, shooting 5-for-18 from the floor for only 13 points. He also committed 3 turnovers. Sophomore guard Shavon Shields also struggled to score, putting up 8 points after going for a career-high 33 in the first meeting against Illinois. “I could tell they were visibly frustrated,” Miles said. The game remained close, though, for most the night. Illinois couldn’t take advantage of a poor Nebraska start, mainly because junior forward David Rivers, junior forward

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Huskers set to honor Hooper on senior night Nebraska rides 8-game win streak into game against Illini, who have 8-game losing streak Natasha Rausch DN

The No. 16 Nebraska Huskers and the Illinois Fighting Illini are going into the second-to-last regularseason game from opposite ends of the spectrum. Nebraska has eight straight wins under its belt, while Illinois is coming in with eight straight losses. Nebraska currently holds a 21-5 overall record and 11-3 Big file photo by cahner olsen | dn Ten record, while Illinois holds a Senior forward Jordan Hooper (center), who is one of only five 9-18 overall record and 2-12 Big players in Big Ten history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 Ten record. “We are playing pretty well on rebounds, defends Penn State’s Ariel Edwards on Sunday. both ends,” coach Connie Yori said. “Our execution has been good. We my teammates every year, and ic and how coachable she is.” share the ball; we pass the ball. Our sharing those memories,” Hooper Alongside Hooper in the chemistry has been great. We play said. “The people make the place.” Penn State game was junior guard hard. You have to do a lot of things As Hooper comes to the end Tear’a Laudermill, who dropped 7 to win one game, let alone eight of her career, she has produced of 10 3-pointers to get a career-high straight games.” one of the most elite records with 27 points in the 94-74 win against These two Big Ten competitors more than 2,000 points and 1,000 the Nittany Lions. will face off at the Pinnacle Bank rebounds — something only five The Huskers already played Arena on Thursother Big Ten the Fighting Illini earlier in the seaday at 7 p.m. durhave done son on Jan. 12, when the Huskers When I think players ing the Huskers’ in history. This took the 75-56 win. Nebraska has senior night, when about Jordan, season, Hooper taken nine more wins and two senior forward has averaged 20.1 losses since playing Illinois. Jordan Hooper I think about what points and 9.3 re“You just have to worry about will be recognized. bounds per game what’s in front of you, and right a great teammate Hooper led and helped the now we have to figure out how the team to its big- she is.” team to three conto beat Illinois tomorrow night,” gest win this year secutive 20-win Yori said. “They beat us here last connie yori against No. 8 Penn seasons. year, and they definitely have women’s basketball coach State with her 11th “Jordan is one used that in the recruiting prodouble-double of of the top scorers cess.” the season and and rebounders in Big Ten histoIn the first meeting this sea37th of her career with 19 points ry,” Yori said. “But when I think son on Illinois’ home court, the and 12 rebounds. about Jordan, I think about what Huskers led by only 4 points at “For me, the most memorable a great teammate she is. I think the half, but then took a gamething at Nebraska is just the entire about how humble she is. I think experience of learning to win with about her unbelievable work ethwomen’s bball: see page 9


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