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And the nominees are... A&E section reacts to 2012 Oscars field

5 Issues of irresistibility Woman fired from job for being too attractive

4 Support for school prayer declines Sociology professor cites generation gap

2 More Michigan for the Huskers Nebraska to take on MSU after losing to Michigan

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team took down Indiana in a dominating performance. Guard Rachel Theriot led the team in scoring with 14 points and added six assists.

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ceos Students create Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization for business-minded students story by Melissa Allen

A new student organization is tak- p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 222 of the College of Business Adminising care of business. tration. It’s the University of NeCEO differs from Students braska-Lincoln chapter of the In Free Enterprise (SIFE) in that Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO), a national, CEO is more community-based student-run organization that and focuses on local entrepreprovides students with entrepre- neurs and networking opportunities, Stuck said. neurial interests a “SIFE is more chance to further We want to about finding their craft in the problems within business world. provide a entrepreneurial “We want to and provide a learn- learning opportunity community solving them, ing opportunity within a group of whereas CEO is within a group of more involved in peers, to generate peers...” touring small busiinnovative ideas Dan Stuck ness, meeting with for our university president of ceo owners, and findand the surrounding out how they ing community,” run things,” Stuck said Dan Stuck, president of CEO and a senior said. CEO is working closely with business management major. The newly formed group is UNL’s HIVE, a student-driven in search of new members. Its technology collaborative between leaders invited students to attend students, faculty and businesses, CEO’s weekly meetings, which on future projects such as the annual quick pitch competition are held every Tuesday from 6:30

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Joe Moore, a junior management major and Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) recruitment officer, goes over talking points during the club’s first officer meeting of the semester with junior business management and broadcasting major and CEO secretary Kaitlin Johnson. hosted by the College of Business Administration, and helping students in workshops for learning specific skills required in the work environment. “We work with HIVE to combine our two organizations together to host events,” said Joe Moore, recruitment chair and a junior management major. “HIVE works more with the engineering side of things, and CEO works with the resources in order to get their products out there.” Annually, the National CEO Conference takes place in Chicago, giving students from 240 universities a chance to meet, network, and receive advice from over 70 entrepreneurs across the

country. “We’re trying to get investors to provide CEO members with events to get names out, through regional conferences as well as the conference in Chicago,” Moore said. For Moore, the main goal for CEO this year is to recruit new members to get the ball rolling. “We want students to come out to the meetings and show their enthusiasm for entrepreneurship,” Moore said. “As well as reliable members that want to contribute to the organization, and bring good ideas to the table.” CEO treasurer and senior anthropology major Diana Stephan

UNL’s Collegiate EntrepreNEURS’ Organization (CEO) what: New UNL chapter of national student-run organization for students with entrepreneurial interests where: CBA 222 when: Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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University Health Center reports 3 cases of chicken pox kelli rollin dn The University of NebraskaLincoln Health Center reported three confirmed cases of chicken pox this week – up from an average of one case per year, said nurse supervisor Sharon Pilus. Pilus said although the numbers are slightly above normal, they’re nothing outrageous. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in August reported an 80 percent drop in cases of chicken pox from 2000 to 2010 because of the vaccine. Pilus said babies are more susceptible to the virus, which is why many people may have gotten chicken pox when they were younger. People who have either been vaccinated or who have had chicken pox already should have lifetime immunity to the virus, she said. Dr. Nathan Haecker of the health center said people who have not been vaccinated for the chicken pox or who have shingles could cause outbreaks of chicken pox. Shingles, which is the same virus as chicken pox, is a rash that covers one part of the body, whereas chicken pox covers everything. After having the chicken pox, the shingles virus goes dormant in the body and can possibly turn up later in life, Haecker said. “Somebody who has a shingles outbreak can give the chicken pox to a patient who has never had it,” Haecker said. “One patient that I saw thinks that he got the chicken pox from someone who had shingles.” Knowing if you have the chicken pox can be tricky, Pilus said. “Lots of times before the rash

About chicken pox Chicken pox is viral infection that causes an itchy rash covering the entire body. how do you get it? Chicken pox is highly contagious. Babies are most susceptible to the virus, so most people get chicken pox when they are very young. The virus can be spread through coughing, sneezing or contact with the chicken pox blisters. Coming into contact with someone who has shingles can also lead to chicken pox. how common is chicken

pox among unl students?

In general, the health center treats about one you can run a temperature for two days, which is a highly contagious time,” she said. Pilus said many times people are not able to tell if they have the chicken pox until a rash breaks out. “The trick is knowing what you are sick with,” she said. In a case of chicken pox, clear fluid seeps out of the rash and sores on the body, which can cause others to catch the virus, Pilus said. One of the most important things to know when having the chicken pox is to not

case per year, but three individuals have been treated this week alone. how can students protect themselves?

The chicken pox vaccine is the best protection against the virus. Those who have already been infected develop lifetime immunity. what should i do if i get chicken pox?

Isolate yourself from others until the blisters have fully scabbed over as the infection is highly contagious. Do not take aspirin. Cool baths and calamine lotion can help soothe the itch, but try not to scratch. scratch, which can cause permanent scarring, Pilus said. Haecker and Pilus both said people with chicken pox should be isolated until the rash is completely scabbed over. “They shouldn’t even be going to dining rooms,” Pilus said. “Meals should be taken to them so they aren’t exposing other people.” For patients with the virus, she recommends cool baths and calamine lotion to ease the pain.

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Professor’s work will be included in portfolio for Obama Homestead Act essay selected for inauguration historical portfolio

Jan. 1, 1863. “Beyond historical interest, the Homestead Act has a contemporary relevance because the federal government used its resources to reduce economic inequality,” Edwards said in a press release. “In today’s context Staff Report of drastically growing economic DN inequality, it provides a historical A University of Nebraska-Lincoln counterpoint. Mari Sandoz called faculty member’s work will be it ‘the hope of the poor man.’ Colfeatured in a historical portfolio umnist George Will enthused, presented to President Barack ‘Rarely has a social Obama as part of the program worked so Jan. 21 presidential well.’ And the leftinauguration, according leaning Center for to a university press American Progress release. named the HomeRichard Edwards, stead Act one of its a professor of economTop 10 Middle-Class ics and director of the acts of Congress.” Center for Great Plains The Homestead Studies, composed his Acts were a series 500 word essay, titled of U.S. federal laws “Homesteading the that gave applicants Prairie,” as part of a ownership rights to edwards volume compiled by plots of land at little the Joint Congressional to no cost. Other Committee on Inaugural landmark pieces of Ceremonies of the U.S. Congress. legislation that were passed 150 The portfolio will be presentyears ago include the Morrill Act, ed to guests, including President which created the nation’s landObama, as part of the inaugural grant colleges and universities, the luncheon in the U.S. Capitol’s Pacific Railroad Act and the act that Statuary Hall following the presi- established the U.S. Department of dential swear-in. The collection Agriculture. will feature essays and other Edwards co-led the 2012 Great pieces that highlight 2013 as the Plains Symposium, “1862-2012: 150th anniversary of important The Making of the Great Plains,” legislation and historical events and is also a leader in a project to in the United States. make the 30 million homestead Edwards, who has been direcrecords digitally accessible. The tor of the Center for Great Plains project recently celebrated its one Studies since 2011, was invited to millionth image scanned. write an essay about the Homenews@ stead Act, which took effect on dailynebraskan.com


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Outdoor Adventures UNL professor authors study on support of school prayer seeks other funding for veterans programs DANIEL WHEATON DN

Mara Klecker DN The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Outdoor Adventures program is on the hunt for funding for a student veterans activities program after finishing third in a national funding contest in December. “We are exploring all avenues,” said Taylor Weichman, a graduate assistant for Outdoor Adventures who produced the program’s video proposal to Polartec’s “Made Possible.” UNL was one of four finalists – along with SUNY New Paltz, University of Wyoming and Colgate University – chosen by Polartec to compete in the month-long Facebook voting contest for a $10,000 grant to support outdoor programs. The UNL Outdoor Adventures team promoted the voting by reaching out to various student groups, including the UNL’s Student Veterans Organization or SVO. UNL collected 4,000 votes but lost to Colgate University’s 11,000. For Outdoor Adventures coordinator Todd Grier, the loss was unexpected. “We thought ‘Oh yeah, we can win a popularity vote,’” he said. “But we just couldn’t communicate our message to get the crowd engaged to vote every day.” Weichman agreed. Though he felt the idea to reach out to student veterans received much initial support, “the missing step was the mobilization,” Weichman said. SVO Vice President Dominic Biondo received an email about the voting opportunity only a week before the contest ended. “It just wasn’t enough time, but I was really pushing for it,” he said. Now, it’s up to Weichman,

Grier and the rest of the program to find another source of funding for veteran programming at the university. Biondo supported the idea because he recognizes the opportunities such programs would provide student veterans. “The (outdoor programs) would make veterans feel like they are part of a team here,” he said. Biondo said he feels that when veterans come here, “they don’t feel like they fit in.” “They are in this limbo,” he said. “I think that if they were to get together with other veterans at an outdoor retreat they would find camaraderie and would bond together, and that would help them complete their time and their degree here.” Besides seeking monetary support for its programs, the Outdoor Adventures staff is looking for other ways to get involved in supporting student veterans on campus and has plans to begin working with the Student Veterans Task Force. “We are trying to figure out where we can best fit into this more structured, division-wide approach as opposed to just going and doing our own cool thing on the side,” Grier said. “We want to be a contributing member.” Despite the outcome of the contest, Grier considers the experience a positive one. He believes the process increased the university’s awareness that programs can be used to target specific populations, not just veterans. “There is no loss here,” Grier said. “We aren’t hanging our heads. We did have our successes and part of that success is just helping us position our program in different ways.” News@ dailynebraskan.com

Differences in age and religious denomination define level of support for school prayer, according to a new study by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist. Philip Schwadel, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studied the support for school prayer over the decades. The article, “Changes in Americans’ Views of Prayer and Reading the Bible in Public Schools: Time Periods, Birth Cohorts, and Religious Traditions,” will be published in the next issue of the Sociological Forum journal. Schwadel found that people born in the ’30s and ’40s showed the highest levels of support for prayer in schools. The generations afterward showed a steady decline. Mainline Protestants and Catholics showed marked declines in support. Only evangelical Protestants maintained their previous high levels of support. “Culturally speaking, the publicizing and politicizing of evangelical Protestantism in the 1980s and 1990s may have led to a notable decline in support for Catholics and mainline Protestants,” he said. Schwadel’s previous work researched generational change in religious activities. He said the previous data reinforced his findings. He analyzed data from the General Social Survey from 1974-2010 and looked at Americans’ support for school prayer and for the use of religious scripture. Each generation saw a marked decrease. Schwadel said he did not analyze data for people born in the 1980s or afterward because of possible changes in religious practices. Schwadel said political events surrounding school prayer could also explain the change. For example, two Supreme Court cases in 1963 effectively prohibited prayer in public schools. In the 1971 case Lemon v. Kurtzman, the Supreme Court established the Lemon

They’re watching. In December, Lincoln Police installed cameras at the intersection of 14th and O streets, but cameras monitoring street activity are hardly new to the police force. Three years ago, bike officers at the Lincoln Police Department began using small video cameras attached to their uniforms. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong said the cameras are about the size of a pager, a two-and-a-half inch square. Peschong said LPD has dashboard cameras in its police cars and will be getting more. The uniform cameras allow officers using a bike to have the same capability as those using a police car, Peschong said. “It provides the same type of recording device for bike officers,” he said. “It’s been a good tool for them.” Very few officers use such cameras, LPD Public Information Offi-

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Philip Schwadel, an associate professor of sociology, conducts research regarding issues in American religion. test – meaning any prayer in school must be secular, neither advance nor prohibit religion and must not complicate the divide between church and state. Hence, people born around the '60s and ’70s were less likely to support school prayer. Around the same time, Schwadel said, a rise in popularity of evangelism could account for evangelicals’ continued support. He said the divisions within the Christian community mean that a broad prayer would not be able to appeal to all denominations. Fear of a prayer tailored to a certain audience may have lessened the support for school prayer, he said. “By this time (the morning prayer) was no longer viewed as an American prayer,” Schwadel said. Adam White, campus pastor at The Lutheran Center, said changes in society leave more room for churches to re-frame their messages. “It can be dangerous when the church is in power,” White said. He said he advocates for other ways of spreading the church’s message. On campus, he said he has seen

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which is why Reye’s syndrome is uncommon. For people who are unsure if they are at risk of contracting the chicken pox, Pilus recommended going to the health center for a blood drawing. Doing so will re-

veal if the patient has immunity to the virus or not. For people who have not had the chicken pox, Pilus recommended the vaccine, which is a series of two shots. news@ dailynebraskan.com

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cer Katie Flood said via email. Peschong said an officer may choose to activate the device to record anything from an incident that is occurring to an arrest in progress. Rather than taking notes about the incident, an officer can simply record it using the small camera. “Let’s just say that somebody was crossing the street and ends up getting clipped by a car,” he said. “And let’s say this person ends up going to the hospital. An officer may end up trying to interview witnesses; the devices allow them to interview several people before witnesses disperse.” Otherwise they may end up having to pull out a small notebook to take notes by hand, Peschong said. Information can be recorded and used several ways. “Anything that they end up recording (can be used) to help refresh their memory or to use as evidence in a court proceeding at a later point in time,” he said. NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

“People that should be taking aspirin are generally people that are over 40 or 50 years old who take it to protect their heart,” Haecker said. He said young people don’t need to and shouldn’t take aspirin,

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chicken pox: from 1 Haecker and Pilus warned students against taking aspirin when they have the chicken pox. Hacker said doing so can cause Reye’s syndrome, which can cause serious sickness and affect the brain.

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said students with entrepreneurship ideas can discuss and improve them by attending meetings. “Students will learn to effectively network with peers and colleagues,” Stephan said. “They will get a lot out of utilizing CEO to bounce ideas off of each other.” Stuck, Moore and Stephan agree that students from all corners of the campus are more than welcome to join. “We’re really looking for anyone with business ideas,”

Stephan said. “Driven individuals who will be willing and open to contribute to the group.” Through recruitment, student involvement and networking opportunities, Stuck said he’s confident that students joining CEO will benefit from the entrepreneurial opportunities. “We are a group of highly motivated students who aspire to design our own life plan and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.” Stuck said. news@ dailynebraskan .com

a rise in more individualized spirituality. Emily Schoening, a sophomore child, youth and family studies major, said she does not support school prayer. Prohibiting mandatory prayer allows individuals to focus on their own beliefs, she said. “Some people always think that they are right,” Schoening said. “It just leads to more closed-mindedness.” Schoening, a Catholic, said she enjoys showing her faith in different ways. She participates in many of the Newman Center’s activities and leads a Bible study in her dorm room. Some evangelical Christians have voiced their support for school prayer. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee advocated for more prayer in school following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Despite his study findings, Schwadel said religious practices in America have not declined. “There have been some declines in church attendance,” Schwadel said. “Nothing too drastic.” NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

what: Professional Development Day for Educators Where: Nebraska Union Auditorium When: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information: Students can learn about Career Services’ Husker Hire Link, web resources and resume and cover letter tips.

In Lincoln What: Cactus Hill concert Where: Uncle Ron’s Wild West Saloon, 2137 Cornhusker Highway When: 8 p.m.

on this day 2000 — Police: Party detail a success The crackdown on Lincoln parties continues, and the Lincoln Police party detail program is showing signs of success. In a press conference Monday, program initiators Sgt. Brian Jackson and Sgt. Terri Lobdell said the project, which began in the fall of 1998, has produced positive results and continues to be successful. Police said there was a 65 percent decrease in wild party calls from fall 1998 to spring 1999 for the center team section, which patrols the near downtown area. “I think we’ve had an impact,” Jackson said. “We try to be more proactive than reactive.” 2001 — University confronts criticisms Even though not everyone in the university is happy with its title, “UNL: confronting Mediocrity,” most agree the Omaha World-Herald series is beneficial and necessary. The series, the result of a six-month investigation, explores why the University of Nebraska-Lincoln isn’t a topranked national research university. The series was spurred by the release of the 20/20 Vision Statement, a report that examines ways to improve UNL in the next 20 years, said Cate Folsom, World-Herald projects editor. 2005 — Harvard paper forsees Hagel presidency Four years from now, if some Harvard students’ predictions are true, Sen. Chuck Hagel will be preparing for his presidential inauguration. That’s according to a group of students tasked with researching this past presidential election and looking forward into the next election cycle. Student authors Miriam Barhoush, Kevin Bourke, Amanda Coe and Paul Scott predict Hagel will win the White House over Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be the Republican’s running mate and Mark Wagner, currently governor of Virginia, will be the Democratic counterpart. 2007 — Man leads police on chase in Lincoln A man police believe was high on methamphetamines led them on a high-speed chase through parts of downtown and south Lincoln before being arrested Tuesday night. Police first spotted Sam Dieter, driving a 2002 green Chevrolet pick-up truck recklessly near 17th and F streets at 10:29 p.m., said officer Katherine Finnell of the Lincoln Police Department. They chased Dieter until an officer stopped because of the danger of following him, said Sgt. Jeff Hohlen of the university police. The officer attempted to contact the driver, Hohlen said, but when he got close to the truck, Dieter made a U-turn and ran a stop sign at 17th street and Antelope Valley Parkway.

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job? Iowa dentist wins court case for firing his female dental assistant for being ‘too attractive’

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Firing because of attractiveness is discrimination, Iowa Supreme Court’s decision should be reversed

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f all the reasons to be fired from a job, should your employer’s opinion about your sex appeal be one of

them? The Iowa Supreme Court seems to think so. Earlier this month the all-male court ruled in favor of James Knight, who fired his dental assistant of 10 years for being “irresistible.” Knight said that the dental assistant, Melissa Nelson, was a threat to his marriage. According to ABC, Knight’s wife caught him texting Nelson and demanded that the dental assistant be fired. Keep in mind that Nelson had no intention of hooking up with Knight whatsoever. Knight also said Nelson hadn’t done anything wrong and was the best employee he’d ever had. To make matters worse, Knight is quoted as saying that Nelson would know if her clothes were too tight by the amount of bulge in his pants. Even ickier, Knight commented about Nelson’s infrequent sex life saying, “that’s like having a Lamborghini in the garage and never driving it.” Classy. Clearly the problem isn’t Nelson’s clothing, but Knight’s ridiculous attitudes about how to treat a female employee. Rightfully, Nelson sued his ass for sex discrimination. Wrongfully, she lost. With any luck, a higher court will overturn this ridiculous decision, which sets a dangerous precedent of being fired for one’s appearance. Now, I’m not saying employers don’t have the right to fire their employees. They certainly do have that right. Frankly, more bosses should fire their idiotic employees. But a firing like this is insane. Readers, I’ve had at least one job since before my 16th birthday and I’ve often worked two or three jobs at a time. While this isn’t uncommon or spectacular in the least, I can safely say I’ve worked with all sorts of people. I’ve worked with people of different races, genders, ages, sizes and intelligences. And I’ve worked for all sorts of people, too. The only thing that really, really matters is this: the ability to do your job well. That’s it. If Knight’s primary reason for firing Nelson is that she’s “irresistible,” then he’s a bad employer. Period. A smart em-

Rhiannon Root ployer will cultivate a dedicated and capable staff. A stupid employer will allow emotions and favoritism to cloud his or her judgment. If I’ve learned anything in the workplace, it’s this: Good help is hard to find. If Nelson was capable of holding down the same job for 10 years, then she isn’t the problem. His reasoning that he was afraid they would begin an affair is flimsy at best. It takes two to tango, and Nelson wasn’t interested in dancing. The problem isn’t Nelson’s employment, it is Knight’s marriage. My educated guess is that if Knight is making explicit comments to his employee about her sex life and physical appearance, then he and his wife aren’t experiencing marital bliss. Need more evidence? How about the fact that his wife demanded Nelson’s firing and the fact that Nelson is perceived as a threat to his marriage? Why a possible threat to an already crumbling marriage is now a legal precedent is beyond me. Now bosses can fire their workers for their appearances or perceived level of attractiveness, even if the worker hasn’t done wrong at all, like Nelson. Who gets to say what sexy is? Who gets to decide what level of sexual appeal is OK at the workplace? Legally this decision is messy, confusing and offensive. Yes, this is only one instance of a boss’s unsolicited sexual advances, but, it certainly does play into some old ideas about women and sexuality. By that, I mean that women are seen as objects, and as lures for men and their lust. Women are so sexy, so irresistible that men just can’t help themselves around us and of course, have to act upon those sexual impulses. Because most bosses tend to be male, this ruling comes off quite sexist. It sounds an awful lot like, “Well, you were asking to be fired when you wore that

skirt to work.” In light of the rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, this ruling is particularly disturbing. In case you missed it, a group of teenage football players in small town, football-obsessed Ohio, allegedly raped a young woman (who was unresponsive), joked about it and posted it on the Internet. “She might have wanted it,” one of the accused attackers said on the video. Is your stomach churning yet? It should be. Again, this is a “she was asking for it” bullshit justification. As if by being in the wrong place at the wrong time is somehow a good reason for harming another human being. As if a woman has total control on how a third party will see her and treat her. Provocative clothing, makeup or anything else isn’t an excuse for raping someone. Flirting and promiscuity aren’t excuses, either. What matters is that she is a person whose capabilities and bodily autonomy should be respected. Ours is a deeply sexist culture, particularly against women. Culturally, we value women’s appearances and bodies above their abilities and intelligences. That’s a damn shame, too, because we can be more innovative and creative as a society if we value all people for their capabilities. Women can’t control how others see them. However, women can control what level of job skill they have or their level of education. When we see women for their appearances rather than their skills, not only are we devaluing that woman, but our entire culture. Women are more than potential threats to a marriage. The Iowa Supreme Court’s ruling is outrageous because we can see a reflection of this skewed culture in its decision. Also, it presupposes that employers can’t have a healthy, functioning, romantic relationship if you’re attracted to one of your employees. The court’s ruling on this case is sexist, shortsighted and bound to cause all sorts of trouble in the legal system. Perceived threats to a marriage should never be justification to fire someone who did nothing wrong. Rhiannon Root is a senior news-editorial and history major. Follow her on Twitter @rhiannonroot and reach her at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com

Despite riduculous reasoning, firing employee for being attractive is not sexual discrimination

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here are many reasons why people get fired (though it’s hardly ever their own fault, of course). Some are too lazy, always late, have a poor attitude or are victims of mass layoffs. However, in Iowa City, Iowa, Melissa Nelson was fired from her dental assistant job for being too attractive to her boss, James Knight. After taking the case to the Iowa Supreme Court, the ruling turned in favor of Knight and affirmed that he acted within legal rights with his decision to fire her. As expected, this decision created an uproar of accusations in regards to sexual discrimination and gender inequality. While I do agree that firing someone after 10 years of employment for such a ridiculous reason seems harsh, the court made the right decision in regards to the firing. To make myself clear, Nelson definitely had reason to press charges for sexual harassment in regards to the comments made by Knight, but that isn’t what she pressed charges against. She sued on the grounds of sexual discrimination in response to being fired. In no way was the reason for firing Nelson about the fact that she’s female. Many might argue that had she not been a female dental assistant, then none of this would have happened. However, you can change the sex of the assistant to whatever you want, but as long as the attraction is still there between the boss and the assistant, then the same situation is capable of happening. For the sake of argument, let’s say the dental assistant in question was a male. For the same situation to happen, we have to assume Knight is irresistibly attracted to his male assistant. Otherwise, changing the factors of both the sex and the attraction between the two is invalid, because sexual discrimination is what is at question here, so it alone is the factor we are going to remove. If Knight then had reason to fire his male dental assistant for being too irresistible, it’s no longer because the assistant is female. And while a male can sexually discriminate another male, this new scenario points out that it isn’t a matter of which sex the assistant is, but if the boss is attracted to the assistant. To further prove this point that the attractiveness is the deciding factor, take it away from the scenario and leave the sexes the same. Nothing happens if there

Ryan Duggan is no attraction. Knight doesn’t make any advances, and no one is fired. Also, Knight replaced Nelson with another female employee. If the replacement was male, then there might have been room for some to cry foul, but the replacement was not. More so, if you think being discriminated based on your looks – more specifically the degree to which others are sexually attracted to you – is a matter that needs legal action, then your whole life should consist of court case after court case. Every day, people judge others based on their looks and how attractive or unattractive they are. According to MSNBC, “Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promotions more quickly and are paid more than their less-attractive coworkers.” In fact, the study referred to indicates that “Attractive people earn an average of 3 percent or 4 percent more than people with below-average looks.” If acting on someone’s physical attractiveness became grounds for legal action, we would have thousands of lawsuits just waiting to happen. If you needed a little money, you could just go audition to be a super model, and when you aren’t hired sue them because they made that decision based on your looks. Obviously, being judged on your looks is a shallow observation and one that doesn’t warrant much merit. Sadly, it’s a factor in how we perceive people and the world around us. Is it a substantial factor? Not at all. This case is a rare instance in which a dentist let his desires get out of hand. After consulting with his local pastor and being urged by his wife, he made the only decision that seemed right to him – remove the desired person from his life. Could he have been more accommodating and perhaps ensured Nelson another job somewhere else? Absolutely. But that still

doesn’t mean he was breaking the law by firing her. In fact, Knight could fire Nelson because he thought she was ugly, gets his kicks from firing people or perhaps because she took the last doughnut in the office. None of these acts, along with attractiveness, fall into the class protected by discrimination laws. The groups protected include: “men and women on the basis of sex; any group which shares a common race, religion, color, or national origin; people over 40; and people with physical or mental handicaps.” Is it stupid to fire someone for being too attractive? Without a doubt, and it shows the quality of an employer Knight is. But just because Knight’s reasons seem unkind, stupid or completely out of Nelson’s control, it doesn’t mean that they’re illegal. If you are worrying that this case will set a precedent in which employers around the nation will begin to fire their employees based on their looks, this is an unnecessary fear. Yes, it very well may happen again, but as mentioned above, looks are only a minor factor in our assessment of others. Confidence, self-worth, intelligence, related skills and abilities to a job, how you project yourself and personality all weigh in on the scale, too. In fact, according to the study mentioned in the MSNBC article, it’s not just appeal that makes people more successful, but also “attractive people tend to have desirable personality traits, like higher self-confidence,” which is a large factor in being hired. So if you possess these other qualities, I can guarantee any sound-minded employer will hire you. If you are going into a business such as broadcasting, acting or modeling, then your looks might have a little more weight than most other jobs. However, I’m sure many will agree with me that confidence is a substantially attractive feature, and one that will have more impact on others than looks alone. Essentially, bosses are free to hire or fire as they see fit as long as they aren’t discriminating against any of the protected classes. Knight fired Nelson because she was attractive and he was a man with little self-control, and he knew this. Not because of the fact that she’s female. Ryan Duggan is a senior English and Classic Languages major. Reach him at Opinion@ dailynebraskan.com


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I’d like to thank the academy Suppress your inner Oscars grouch, it’s a good field I gotta say, Academy,

BEST PICTURE “Amour” “Argo” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” “Django Unchained” “Les Misérables” “Life of Pi” “Lincoln” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST ACTOR Bradley Cooper - “Silver Linings Playbook” Daniel Day-Lewis - “Lincoln” Hugh Jackman - “Les Misérables” Joaquin Phoenix - “The Master” Denzel Washington - “Flight”

Thank you for... recognizing “Beasts of the Southern Wild” for being a special movie. It’s a little strange to pick snubs in advance (even though we did that), but kudos to you for not rewarding our skepticism that great indie film would get the shaft this year. So many of these 2012 films are impressive but really familiar to us in tone and storyline, and to nod at “Beasts” for being original shows good awareness of awareness of where unconventional underdogs belong next to popular golden geese. Oh, and thank you to our Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center for bringing UNL students and Lincoln four of the five Documentary Feature nominees in the last year! This list is just further proof of what an important cultural feature they are in this city.

BEST DIRECTOR “Amour” - Michael Haneke “Beasts of the Southern Wild” - Benh Zeitlin “Life of Pi” - Ang Lee “Lincoln” - Steven Spielberg “Silver Linings Playbook” - David O. Russell

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Of course, you... presented “Lincoln” and “Les Miserables” with a truckload of nominees. There wouldn’t be underdogs if there weren’t favorites. And, yeah, both films are sweeping and glorious and huge and you looked at the Daniel Day-Lewis and Hugh Jackman and Spielberg and Tom Hooper said, “Well, obviously!” But let’s keep in mind that with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively, these films overcame towering challenges. For “Les Mis,” live recording the performances was a fascinating and unique risk for Hooper’s cast. Steven Spielberg had to control his instincts to dip all of history in gold and have the entire movie not be sad violins. Impressive feats. Gimme a little more... “The Master” and “Argo.” If there was consensus snub from yesterday it was Ben Affleck’s omission from the crop of Best Director nominees. “Argo” created moments, precise moments, of tension and wonder like few other movies could muster this year. That’s Affleck’s deft and prickly touch on his films. One of these days we should give him some kind of official recognition for it. Now, take the sharp moments of “Argo” and multiply them by 10 and you’ve got the brilliant dissonance of “The Master,” which got no love for Best Picture or Best Director for Paul Thomas Anderson. Don’t just award the movies that are easy to watch.

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Gimme a little less... “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Django Unchained.” This seems like a case

of you, the Academy, being comfortable with what you know. Both “The Fighter” and “Inglorious Basterds” rounded out the 2010 and 2009 fields as formerly marginalized directors showed up in the center. But nominations for these 2012 projects, both of which fell well short of what they could’ve been, seems like applauding risk of premise and not execution.

Our job in the next month... is to see “Amour.” When it comes to the foreign film that crashes the nominee party, we get this critical scramble to figure out where the newcomer fits in with the pack of a well-watched holiday movies. And rightly so! Come February it would be shame to ignore it as an unknown part of the list. And cheers to 2012...

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for giving us a lot of great movies. We’re working with a solid list for the Oscars that doesn’t even include big budget entertainment, like “The Avengers,” or “The Dark Knight Rises” or “Skyfall.” “Life of Pi” got a bunch of love for its majestic production. And don’t forget “The Sessions” or “Looper.” These awards mean only as much as we make them out to, but let’s give a nod to a good year.

Jessica Chastain - “Zero Dark Thirty” Jennifer Lawrence - “Silver Linings Playbook” Emmanuelle Riva - “Amour” Quvenzhané Wallis - “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Naomi Watts - “The Impossible”

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Alan Arkin - “Argo” Robert De Niro - “Silver Linings Playbook” Philip Seymour Hoffman - “The Master” Tommy Lee Jones - “Lincoln” Christoph Waltz - “Django Unchained”

Amy Adams - “The Master” Sally Field - “Lincoln” Anne Hathaway - “Les Misérables” Helen Hunt - “The Sessions” Jacki Weaver - “Silver Linings Playbook”

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Nazism Upcoming films measure comparison rings unfair success in bullets, old stars represents the culture of fear surrounding this investigation. “The essential ingredient in any coercive interrogation is not the actual infliction of pain or discomfort, but fear,” Mark Bowden wrote for The Atlantic in response to “Zero Dark Thirty” criticisms. “Fear was a part tor of the 1935 movie “Triumph of the climate of American interof the Will,” an artistic and commercial success that glorified the rogations in those years.” While torture may not have Nazi regime. produced the exact results shown “Triumph of the Will” is pure in the film, that culture of fear it propaganda, an explicit defense caused was, regrettably, a maof Nazism, crafted without a single anti-Semitic word. “The jor factor. The course of events needed to be compacted into a Economist” has called Riefensfeature-length time span, but all tahl “the greatest female filmthe moral ambiguity is intact and maker of the 20th century.” Surely, a distinction between at the center of the entire film. appropriate and inappropriate There are no answers here. “Zero Dark Thirty” is a representation representation needs to be deof the tension of a cultural mofined. ment, not unlike (though with “When artists, intentionally or not, distort the known facts much graver responsibility than) to get an effect, either political “The Social Network.” “Lincoln,” rather than examor commercial, they are on the ine an event less than two years wrong side of the line between old, looks 150 years in the past poetic truth and historical falsification,” Richard Berstein wrote and still made headlines. How accurate was in a 1989 piece Spielberg’s porin the New York History is trayal, and does Times. This was before Oliver Stone’s important to it matter? The consen1991 “JFK,” a Best sus of historians Picture Nominee film, but context is that “Lincoln” that took borderline and purpose are is impressively offensive liberties accurate, even if and influenced the imperative.” it moves the fopublic’s conspiratocus away from rial perception of the abolitionist movement and the JFK assassination to this day. overemphasizes Lincoln’s family “JFK” and “Triumph of the relationships for dramatic effect. Will” (not to conflate the two “Lincoln” was well-received on the scale of egregiousness) clearly fail Bernstein’s test. “Zero in part because it mirrors govDark Thirty” may oversimplify ernmental and familial concerns from the present, as much if not the role of “enhanced interrogamore than the 1860s. tion,” but its level of distortion “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark is debatable. The movie goes to Thirty” are related in the sense great lengths to showcase the that they focus their stories for complexity of the mission and an audience. “Lincoln” also the multitude of involved parties might be proof that stories are and tactics. The torture is appro-

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cameron mount In the fiery battleground that is Internet commentary, the line between “artistic license” and “evil propaganda” is, evidently, a blurry one. It’s striking that all but one film for a Best Drama Golden Globe – “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Lincoln,” “Life of Pi,” “Django Unchained” and “Argo” – deal with influential events of American history. This distinctly American awards season (though Oscar nods for Best Film and Director for the foreign “Amour” is a big surprise) has led to a number of vehement controversies, both in consideration of accuracy and morality. At the forefront of these controversies is “Zero Dark Thirty,” Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s portrayal of hunting Osama bin Laden. In a pivotal scene early in the film, the location of bin Laden’s Abbottabad hideout is discovered through torture. Many argue the film doesn’t do enough to show this event is simply false. Others have taken this claim to bolder extremes. “The path your career has now taken reminds of no one so much as that other female film pioneer who became, eventually, an apologist for evil: Leni Riefenstahl,” wrote The Guardian’s Naomi Wolf in an open letter to Bigelow, referring to the direc-

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tyler keown dn For every pacifist, there is a soldier. For every jump, there is gravity. For every door that closes, there is a secret door that can only be activated if you lift the right book from the bookcase. This rule applies to film as well. With yesterday’s Oscar nominations, it’s easy to get caught up in all the good work to hit the silver screen lately. The movie business doesn’t stop churning, though, and we’ll keep seeing new stuff come out like always. Of course, with the all the quality, critically anticipated films already out, January and February becomes a time for less-than-worthy films to shine. These are films packed to the brim with guns, muscles, loose plots, big special effects budgets and most of “The Expendables 2” cast. Here are five films that care more about box office numbers than prestige.

Swarzetfghfg and Johnny Knoxville are the last defense against the homeward flight of the leader of a Mexican drug cartel. I assume they chill at the border for a bit while they wait for the leader to come down and then they try to stop him. Forest Whitaker is in it, too. Remember when he won an Oscar? Me neither.

in 2009, and it’s awful and annoying now. Let’s step away from this whole “what did we think was awesome in second grade?” mindset films like “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” have taken and make stuff worth watching.

“Bullet to the Head” Feb. 1

“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” Jan. 25

“The Last Stand” Jan. 18

If I had less class, I would make a joke about how this is the sequel to “The Ringer.” Arnold

A twist on the traditional fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel are now bounty hunters that hunt witches. What even is this? Who does this appeal to? I assume that weird subset of people that obsess over “Doctor Who” and Tumblr trends will be into it (“because we’re dorks!”) I am so ready for this era of pirates/ninjas/zombies/vampires/whatever being modernized to end. It was awful and annoying

Quick note: what a missed opportunity it was to not name this movie “Bullet to the Dead.” Sylvester Stallone stars as an old guy who’s apparently intimidating because of the chest tattoo/ gun combo he has going on. He teams up with a hitman (played by Stallone’s chest tattoo) and the two look to hunt down their enemies: muscle atrophy and good taste. This movie is going to have to do a lot to suspend my disbelief, because Sylvester is like, 95 years old and at that age it’s more cute than not that he’s holding a gun.

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Famed ska band rolls on, freer than ever

This Week in Film At the Ross: “A Late Quartet” Directed by: Yaron Zilberman

• Friday - 5:10 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 9:40 p.m. • Saturday - 12:40 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 9:40 p.m. • Sunday - 12:40 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:25 p.m.

“Chasing Ice”

Directed by: Jeff Orlowski • Friday - 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. • Saturday - 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. • Sunday - 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.

New In Theaters: “Zero Dark Thirty”

by: Kathryn Bigelow starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton directed

Nikita lenzo dn Originating from Orange County, Ca., Reel Big Fish road the third wave of the ska movement to fame in the mid-1990s. And while the wave has shrunk, they’re still riding it 15 years later. Their music is pepped up with trombone, trumpet, saxophone, drum and bass instrumentalism. In 1997, “Sell Out” marked their first big hit, which earned them mainstream acclaim. The band now boasts extensive underground fame and continues to excite feet to tapping with its most recent album “Candy Coated Fury,” which was released in July 2012. The zippy rhythms and vivacious beat contrast dramatically with the lyrics of embittered lust and expired love, culminating in a “life goes on” message. Reel Big Fish will play the Bourbon Theatre this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and in light of the Lincoln show, drummer Ryland Steen spoke with the Daily Nebraskan about where the famed ’90s band is at in 2013. Daily Nebraskan: Tell me about the evolution of emotion through the progression of your albums. Ryland Steen: I think, being in a ska punk band, the band definitely always tried to stay true to that musical genre, kind of throwing in some other influences. Towards the beginning, when you had the album, ‘Turn the Radio Off,’ you sort of had this young group of teenage guys that were kind of brighteyed and bushy-tailed, just sort of ready to take on the world. And then you sort of have this reckless abandon of the music towards the beginning “Why Do They Rock So Hard?” Then, somewhere along the way, the band completely revolted against trying to conform to record label expectations and so we’re back to doing what we do best, which is just crazy ska punk surface music that gets people happy and dancing when they come to the show. DN: So your album themes and

if you go Reel Big Fish

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Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. how much: $20 (advance, $25 (at the door) where:

styles have definitely fluctuated over the years. Have your followers changed? RS: We have such an amazing fanbase. The nature of the music seems to translate to an audience from 15-year-olds to 30-year-olds, but one thing that’s interesting to me is that every few years our crowd seems to recycle back down to the younger audience. It’s almost like, when the older brothers and sisters go off to college, the younger siblings go and raid their music collection and see what they’re listening to. It almost feels like Reel Big Fish has become almost a rite of passage for a lot of, what they call tweens (laughs). DN: Is there anything specific about Midwestern fans or venues that you’ve noticed? RS: We’re not really huge in any one market; we’re lucky enough to be a band that when we come to town to play a show, people seem to show up. And I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that the band has toured so much over the years and has really built its reputation on its live show. And people will come up to us after the show and say, “I don’t really listen to your music, but I love coming to see you guys play live.” You know one thing that’s crazy is you could take an audience from Moscow in Russia and plant them at a show in Lincoln and you wouldn’t know the difference. DN: So what’s the energy been like on this tour? RS: I have one quote that I really love from Bruce Springsteen … it goes something like: “This could

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The Orange Country-based ska band Reel Big Fish found chart success in 1997 with their smash hit “Sell Out.” In the 15 years since, the band has pressed on through major lineup changes. be somebody’s very first show or this could be somebody’s last show that they ever see, so let’s really give ‘em a good show.” I think the only way that real musicians play a show is just giving it everything that we’ve got. DN: Reel Big Fish has toured many times, but Aaron Barrett (lead singer/lead guitar) is the only member who has been with the band since the beginning. Does the changing cast affect the dynamics or personality of the band? RS: There’s always going to be sort of a different energy when someone new comes into the mix, but I think we’ve been lucky enough to have a great community of musicians. We’re from Orange County, so we’re lucky enough to have this great community of musicians where if someone’s gonna leave the band, we’re lucky enough to be in a position where we can call one of our friends to come. That’s how it happened with me, There was no audition, they just called me up and said, “Hey, do you wanna join the band?” But definitely Aaron Barrett is

the driving force of Reel Big Fish … we’re actually almost kind of relieved there is somebody sort of taking the reigns and guiding the ship. Because anytime you’re in a band where you have a true democracy, it can be really messy. DN: Most of the band members who have left in the past intended to settle down with their families. So there’s a bit of irony between the embittered heartbreak themes of “Candy Coated Fury” and band members leaving to settle with loved ones. Even the songs are ironic, with a surly phrase to a catchy beat. RS: Aaron writes all the lyrics and has a really good knack for being able to take everyday emotions people feel and sort of present them lyrically in a way that can make someone go “Yeah, I feel that way too!” I think a lot of what Aaron … written is some of these dark, sometimes sarcastic, sometimes hateful lyrics. (But if) you listen to the whole song, by the end of the song, it’s almost sort of an, “I hate you! I never want to see you again! Please come back to me because I love you.”

(laughs) DN: You willingly dropped your record label in 2006, so how does independence feel? Are there any dramatic differences? RS: For the past four or five years we’ve had a distribution deal through a company called Lockridge Music, which has worked out great for us because we don’t really have … executives trying to tell people how they should do things. So it’s definitely been a lot easier over the last few years, being able to just sort of turn in an album to the distribution company like, “Here it is!” There’s little bit more pressure on us to deliver what we feel is a good product, but I feel that we welcome that sort of added pressure. It’s nice to be able to record an album and in two months have it released. Most of the time when you’re on a huge label, when you get something turned in it’s usually six months that they say that they need before an album can come out, which, in my opinion, is completely ridiculous. DN: Do you feel the music is more genuine without executives telling you what to do? RS: I think the band has always been pretty genuine. I think now that the band … isn’t necessarily worried about somebody looking over their shoulder constantly telling them what they need to do. I think the band has always been pretty true to themselves. We’ve always been pretty loud and proud about being a happy ska punk band. DN: Speaking of ska punk, what do you think the variety of instrumentalism adds to Reel Big Fish? RS: Well, I think it’s great because I think most people (are) used to hearing two guitars, bass, drums and a vocalist. When the horn players play, they sort of give the music an inherent sort of joy that a band might not have if they weren’t there. They just add a quality and make the band sound a little bit more distinct, you know, stand out from a lot of other bands. arts@ dailyNebraskan.com

Climate change Panel discussion to follow ‘Chasing Ice’ screening film doesn’t talk down to viewers emily kuklinski dn

“A Haunted House”

Directed by: Michael Tiddes Starring: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Cedric The Entertainer

“Gangster Squad”

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Starring: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte

DN Weekend Pick: “Zero Dark Thirty”

Directed by: Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

emily kuklinski dn For those interested in the effects of climate change, a new documentary coming to theaters will serve as a good icebreaker. “Chasing Ice” is both an educational and visually stimulating piece of film in which the politically controversial topic is treated with a hint of urgency and is laced in imagery. Compared to other climate change documentaries, National Geographic photographer James Balog guides viewers through a film more human and genuine. Consider that 2006’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is Al Gore giving a slideshow presentation on environmental change in an ominously black conference room. Although Gore’s documentary helped bring up public awareness to the dangers human activity has on the earth, it felt more like a business meeting than an attempt to make people care about the problems at hand. Guilt is played up over sincerity. “Chasing Ice” director Jeff Orlowski records multiple years with the time-lapse footage of glaciers melting, but still manages to put the audience in different fields of vision. Instead of being accosted for apathy, the film simply lets the images speak for themselves. Merely watching the ice giants transfigure into the meekest of ice cubes speaks volumes more than any person could ever say. The filmmakers put audiences in the same position as Balog before

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“Identity Theft” Feb. 8

After having his identity stolen by a Florida woman, Jason Bateman decides to leave his home in Colorado and find her. Melissa McCarthy, still floating in the afterglow of “Bridesmaids,” plays the spunky thief. The trailer shows them getting mad at each other and Bateman receiving at least two throat punches from fast-fisted McCarthy. My money is on this odd couple eventually stealing each other’s heart identities.

“A Good Day To Die Hard” Feb. 14

I’ve never seen a “Die Hard” movie, but from what I can tell, they feature Bruce Willis being angry, probably about looking like a pencil eraser, and then making helicopters crashing into things. Wasn’t Justin Long in one of these? He’s not in this one, probably because of a helicopter explosion. arts@ dailynebraskan.com

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embarking on his quest. The photographer didn’t believe human activity impacted the environment as violently as others claimed, but watching how drastically the glaciers shrunk altered his views on climate change. The message is clear, but the film doesn’t resort to a holier-than-thou mentality and treats the viewers as equals. Along with the message it delivers, “Chasing Ice” is also a beautiful piece of cinema to watch. The pictures are sharp and the time-lapse sequences strengthened the moral of the movie. Its genuine and informative nature makes the documentary one that’s approachable to people still on the fence about the global warming issue, and won’t have them leave the theater feeling frostbitten or reprimanded. arts@ dailynebraskan.com

Warming up to the idea of climate change is not the easiest thing to do. With the variety of ways the issue has been brought up in politics and the media, it can be an arduous task to find which side of the debate to belong. Sometimes, it helps to have a few experts on hand to shine a light on the issue. “Chasing Ice,” a documentary that visually explores the effects of climate change on the world’s glaciers, slides its way into the Mary Riepma Media Arts Ross Center this weekend. Those who arrive for the 1 p.m. Sunday showing will be given the opportunity to listen to and discuss with a panel of four experts on the way climate change has been affecting the world. “(The movie talk) will bring together a group of individuals diverse backgrounds “Awith LATE QUARTET” to communicate about the important issue of climate change STARRING CHRISTOPHER and science literacy,” said David WALKEN , PHILIP SEYMOUR Harwood, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor of straHOFFMAN tigraphy and one of Sunday’s panelists. “(We’ll get) to answer questions hopefully inspire DIRECTEDand BY Y ARON ZILBERMAN a greater awareness of the fast rate of (climate) change and the size of these changes.” The group of experts also includes Citizens Climate Lobby and American Mensa member Michael Hootman, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore and UNL climate modeling professor Robert Oglesby. Each expert will be given the chance to speak about the movie and how it relates to their fields of study. The conversational tone planned for the movie talk is one aspect that Harwood feels is lacking in discussions of climate change today. By removing politics by the conversation, he said both the documentary and the discussion will be more useful. “Most of the public gets its

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Directed by Jeff Orlowski, “Chasing Ice” paints a demonstrative picture of climate change with time-lapse footage of glacial melting. The film opens at the Ross Theater this weekend. information from brief news reports … (that) generalize, sensationalize and they add drama and controversy about climate change where it does not exist,” Harwood said. The UNL professor said he hopes the talk will be eye-opening for students who might be in attendance on Sunday. “Students will take away a feeling of urgency, that the world is changing faster than they perceived,” Harwood said. “Attention will be drawn to ice sheets and glaciers, something not in the regular experience of UNL students, and that these important parts of Earth’s climate system are rapidly changing.” Oglesby agreed with Harwood, noting that continuing the conversation about global warming in a non-politicized manner is a major way UNL students can better understand how this issue at hand affects them. “(It’s important for students to attend) because of (climate change’s) extreme relevance to what might be happening in their future,” Oglesby said. Sunday’s event not only presents an opportunity for the

if you go “Chasing Ice” Movie Talk

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experts to sound off on a global issue, but also to gauge public opinion and take part in an open dialogue with members of the UNL and Lincoln communities. “I would like to see what the public feels and give some perspective of our personal work,” Harwood said. “I hope the movie will attract the attention of many to want to learn more, and to inspire all of us to take some small steps toward decreasing our negative impact on the global system.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com


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watching: from 5 going to be recrafted in future generations to fit a generation’s lens. “Zero Dark Thirty” won’t win awards for historical accuracy, but as a Hollywood dramatization (even one with documentary overtones), it’s within its bounds. Even if it comes to define initial popular understanding of

events, it’s a much more complicated movie than sensationalistic critics are claiming, and unlikely to convince anyone that torture is anything but a complicated and disturbing practice. Could Bigelow have used the film to make a much more explicit argument about torture?

Absolutely, and it would have been commendable. But that isn’t her responsibility or her aim. Any critical viewing of the film would conclude that torture played a role in the Osama bin Laden story, but it was only part of a story that spanned ruthless tactics and moral quandaries. It

isn’t a story of cause and effect, nor is it a comfortable representation. History is important to film, but context and purpose are imperative. cameron mount is a senior english education major. reach him at arts@ dailynebraskan.com.

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On and off stage, ‘Quartet’ examines relationships Film depicts trials of classical musicians in the midst of their swan song ally phillips dn Audience members often don’t understand the struggles an artist might have just to make it to the stage in the first place. “A Late Quartet” follows a world-renown string quartet, The Fugue, and its individual players as they share in each other ’s journeys. Despite a few cliché plot points, this thoughtful film reminds us why we ought to chase our passions, “CHASING ICE”obstacles be damned. Peter (Christopher Walken) LOCATION MARY RIEPMA ROSS is the glue that holds the fourpiece together. second violin BY JEFF The ORLOWSKI DIRECTED and viola players, Robert (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Juliette (Catherine Keener), have been married for about 25 years, as long as the group has been together. The fourth member is Daniel (Mark Ivanir), the leader and founder of the quartet. The Fugue is famous for playing Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14, opus 131. When Peter is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he tells the group of his plans to retire. From then on, the movie becomes one about the individual struggles of each musician. Throughout the film, Peter goes to classes, takes medicine and exercises to hold off the severe symptoms of Parkinson’s long enough to perform at his scheduled final concert. Robert and Juliette experience professional and marital problems. And Daniel struggles with his perfectionism and lack of affection. “A Late Quartet” begins with Peter ’s last performance. Then the film cycles through flashbacks, but every time the film returns to the present, the audience understands the looks of stress and tension in each musician’s face. Because of this formula, it takes a while for the movie to get

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going because of all the exposition work it has to do. As is usually the case in his movies, Philip Seymour Hoffman shined brightest in the cast. It was almost impossible to not sympathize with Robert. Though he didn’t always make the best decisions, Robert is the character a lot of people can relate to. He’s the kind of man who thinks he’ll never be good enough. Hoffman is able to act as the perfect vehicle for the roller coaster of emotions Robert goes through. Because of its encouraging message, “A Late Quartet” is enjoyable for its attempt at a universal message. The film helps to remind people why they do what they love. Robert tells Daniel to be more passionate when he plays and try to set aside his obsessive ways. He challenges him to enjoy the music and not just go through the motions while reading the sheet music. When the credits are rolling, it’s hard not to feel invigorated in our own dreams and ambitions. arts@ dailynebraskan.com

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Nebraska rifle coach Stacy Underwood has a word of advice for sophomore Kelsey Hansen. The Huskers are 8-3 this season heading into their matchup against Air Force.

Nebraska rifle team to be tested by Air Force Huskers look to avenge tight loss from last season this weekend in Lincoln Staff Report DN This weekend, the Nebraska rifle team is staying home. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be challenged. On Saturday, the Huskers

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square off with Air Force, a team Force and need a win to post on their resume. that gave them a run for their Going into this match, the money a season ago. Last NovemHusker ’s stand at 8-3 on the ber, in the fall finale for Nebraska, the Huskers lost in a close one season. Two of the Husker losses came at the hands of highly 4,650-4,622. The matchup was not the ranked No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Huskers’ day. It was the lowest Kentucky, but Nebraska will have to keep providing great score the Huskers’ had all seaperformances in order to reach son. the NCAA Championships. The This time around, the matchWOMEN’S BASKETBALL STATISTICS Huskers haven’t been able to get up against the Falcons is considinto the NCAA Championships ered to be one of the most hyped of the year. The Huskers have an since 2010. Indiana sports@ Nebraska all-time 19-6 record against Air dailynebraskan.com

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from glamorous. The Husker offense scored just 20 points against the Wolverines in the first half, while coming up successful on just 19 of 56 shots from the field (35.5 percent). Making 23.1 percent of their 3-pointers (6-for-26) and getting to the line for just seven free throws wasn’t enough for the Huskers. “We just got to learn to finish those games out and come up with those hustle plays,” Husker guard Ray Gallegos said. The senior was the lone Husker shooter to score in the game’s final 12 minutes. However, though the game’s statistics may not show it, the Huskers did play with courage, according to Miles. The team’s three blocks, three assists and six total turnovers showed signs of his team wanting to change their losing ways sooner, rather than later. “That’s what I like about them,” Miles said. “They don’t want to define themselves this way. They want to win these games.” And if they’re hoping to win their next game it’s going to have to come against a Top 25 squad. The Huskers will stay in the Great Lake State, this time trav-

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eling 70 miles west to matchup against No. 22 Michigan State. And as if Michigan’s 47 total rebounds Wednesday night weren’t deflating enough, the Spartans average 39.9 per game (compared to Michigan’s 38.4), including 41 in its last victory to help defeat Purdue 84-61 (Jan. 5). Giving up offensive boards was an issue for Nebraska its last time out, Miles said. “I thought our kids, as the game grew on, grew more confident,” he said. “They felt like we can do this, we can compete if we just do these things. But we had way too many rebounds in the second half.” Missing 20 shots from 3-point land against Michigan didn’t help matters either. However, Miles said he wouldn’t mind seeing more attempts from downtown

Eastern Michigan to bring raquets to NU Eastern Michigan travels to Lincoln trying to end their seven game skid to the Huskers Elizabeth Uehling DN

The awaited 2013 tennis season is here. This Saturday, the Husker women’s tennis team will compete against Eastern Michigan in several matchups. The meet will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Nebraska Tennis Center. There is expected tension between the two teams. In recent years, Eastern Michigan has struggled to beat the Huskers. Going 7-0 in the past three seasons against the Eagles, the Huskers have reason to believe they are in for another win.

One returning senior is Mary Coach Scott Jacobson said that this is the earliest his team’s Weatherholt, who is on track season has started. to become the record holder “We’ll have for most wins as to be prepared to a Husker tennis compete,” JacobWe’ll have to player. To reach son said. milestone, she be prepared the Although it’s must break Madean early opener, to compete, but leine Geibert’s cathe coach bereer wins record. lieves his team we’re pretty The mark is set at is ready for this confident.” 181, and Weatherweekend. holt has 156 total “We’re pretty victories. confident,” said The season Scott Jacobson Jacobson. opening match N ebraska rifle coach Two new will be a test of members will hit excellence for the the courts for the Husker team. The first time as Husker athletes this 2012 season ended with the best weekend. Maggy Lehmicke of record in NU history. With six Washington and Lauren Wag- returners and two new qualified ner, a New York native, are now players, the Husker coaches are members of the eight-woman anxious to see what the future tennis team. Returning competi- will bring. sports@ tors include five seniors. dailynebraSKAN.com

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by his team Sunday against the Spartans. “We took a lot of threes but I’m fine with that because we need to generate offense,” the head coach said. Nebraska is going to have to pull out all the tricks offensively if it wants to win its first conference game of the season, according to Miles. Michigan State goes into this weekend’s competition making .335 percent of its 3-pointers compared to the Huskers’ .299 percent. Coach Tom Izzo’s shooters also rank third in the conference with a 47.4 field goal percentage, while ranking second in allowing field goals. They give up just 37 percent to opponents. Sports@ dailynebraskan.com

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nights. of its conference slate. “We’re in someone else’s “It’s exciting,” Kokesh said. gym both nights, Friday and “You know you’re going to see Saturday, so it’s these teams a little different. again come Big We’ve got Also a little bit us Ten Tournament against the world, time. We’ve got some guys us against their some guys back back on the whole fan base,” on the squad, Manning said. “It and we’re just squad, and we’re challenges our going out there guys. Gets them in wrestling hard just going out an uncomfortable and wrestling there wrestling situation where smart and hopehard.” they have to be fully staying able to perform.” healthy.” Both Michigan Because a Robert Kokesh nebraska wrestler and Northwestern scheduling conhave six ranked flict with Northwrestlers on their western, which squads. Each has a ranked hosts a basketball game Sunday heavyweight, which will presnight and only has one gym in ent a challenge to new Nebraska which to hold events, the Huskers open the Big Ten season in heavyweight Spencer Johnson as he makes his season debut two locations on back-to-back

this weekend. Johnson missed the first two months of the season with a knee injury. “Spencer brings a lot of energy and a lot of toughness and a hard-nosed attitude to the mat, and he’s going to be battling these guys,” Manning said. “He’s used to wrestling heavyweights even though he’s going to be a small heavyweight. He can make it up with his speed and his conditioning. He’s used to wrestling a lot smaller guys that wrestle harder. He can just take that and really translate it up into a bigger weight class.” With their new lineup in tow, the Huskers are ready to move past an injury-riddled December. They have their firepower back. Sports@ dailynebraskan.com


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Nebraska coach Dan Kendig talks strategy before a meet last season. The Huskers are preparing for their season opening matchup with Wisconsin Saturday.

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Husker runner Tommy Brinn completes a lap. The senior is part of a strong returning cast of athletes for the Huskers this season.

Indoors, Huskers back on track Both the men’s, women’s track teams open indoor seasons Friday JACY LEWIS DN The Husker Track and Field team will kick off their indoor season at home this weekend. NU will start competing at the Devaney Center Indoor Track at 4 p.m. Friday and continue the meet on Saturday at noon. On the men’s side, returning athletes and new recruits will help compose a strong team for the 2013 season. Senior Tommy Brinn running the 600 meters, sophomore Ricco Hall running the 400 meters and junior Patrick Raedler competing in the long jump are major athletes returning this year. Senior Mara Griva, the current indoor Big Ten triple jump champion, will lead the No. 21

women’s team. Fellow All-Americans junior Ellie Grooters (distance medley relay), junior Mara Weekes (distance medley relay) and senior Jessica Furlan (distance medley relay) will help lead the women’s team. The Huskers are currently ranked fourth in the Track and Field News’ Pre-Season Dual Meet Rankings on both the men’s and women’s side. LSU leads in the standings on the women’s side and Arkansas leads on the men’s side. Coach Gary Pepin is optimistic about the first meet of the season. “It’s always kind of a fun meet,” Pepin said. “It is an opportunity for the athletes and the coaches to get an idea on their conditioning and technique.” The Intrasquad Meet helped the Huskers prepare with their teammates for the start of the season. At the meet, the Red and White teams broke seven meet records. Record-breakers were Weekes in the 60-meter dash (7.53) and

ers because the athletes could not the 200-meter dash (24.13), Brinn in the 1,000-meter run (2:27.27) practice as a team until school and Grooters in the 600-meter run started again. “When someone leaves over (1:35.35). the break they can improve and Cody Rush (1:19.69) and Longet better, stay the don Hawk (1:19.68) same, or go backboth beat the previwards,” Pepin ous record in the I want the said. “Some people 600-meter run. Juathletes to probably got a lot nior Veronica Grizzle broke the mixed have a great effort done, and some probably didn’t.” weight throw reSenior shot putcord with a 63-foot and stay healthy.” ter Morgan Wilken 2-inch throw. Gary Pepin is excited for the Freshman Olnebraska track and field season to begin. adapo Akinmocoach “I would like to ladun (60-meter have fun and get hurdles), junior out and compete,” Dexter McKenzie Wilken said. “It will be a nice (60-meter dash and 200-meter race), Jessica Furlan (3,200-meter change to compete against other people and not just my teamrace) and junior Trevor Vidlak mates.” (3,200-meter race) finished first in Both Pepin and Wilken are extheir respected races. cited for their first meet. “We had some performances “I want the athletes to have that were really, really exceptional,” Coach Pepin said. “It gave the a good effort and stay healthy,” coaches a good idea of where the said Coach Pepin. “It’s a great opportunity.” athletes are at.” sports@ It has been difficult coming off dailynebraSKan.com of the winter break for the Husk-

Nebraska takes on the No. 10 Wolverines in Ann Arbor Saturday

196.55–195.825. Although the Huskers hold a 21-17-1 all-time advantage, the Wolverines hold a 5-4-1 record in regular season matches since 2003. The Top 10 competition to start the season will benefit the Huskers heading through the Nedu Izu rest of the regular season, KenDn dig said. The coach predicts the two Dan Kendig is ready for anothteams will finish as the conferer chance to lead his team back ence’s No. 1 and 2 at season’s into postseason play. end. After being away from live “Right out of the gate the competition since the 2012 top two teams in the Big Ten NCAA Championships in April, will be competing this weekthe Nebraska women’s gymnasend,” he said. “I do believe tics squad will compete against Michigan and Nebraska will be No. 10 Michigan (2-0) Saturday the top two teams.” in Ann Arbor, Mich., to kick off Considering Michigan rethe 2013 season. turns 10 of its performers from Although it’s been nearly last year and Nebraska returns eight months since he’s seen his seven, Kendig’s forecast could gymnasts compete against anprove correct. other school, Kendig said he’s One of the returning players thrilled to see his seven letter for the Wolverines will be Joanwinners and four newcomers na Sampson who enters Saturhit the floor come 3 p.m. day as the 2013 “We’ve come a Big Ten Prelong way since the Top to season “Gymbeginning of the to Watch.” bottom, this nast year and put in a In last weeklot of work in the season can be end’s Cancun gym, community Classic, the jubetter than last and classroom,” nior finished the coach said. season.” with an all“Top to bottom, around score of this season can Dan Kendig 39.425 to pace be better than last nebraska women’s gymnastics her team in its season.” coach second victory The women’s of the season. gymnastics team’s The Huskdebut counterpart won’t be an ers return a star-studded cast of easy one. gymnasts as well. Nebraska may be ranked Out of the seven gymnasts higher than its conference opreturning from last season’s deponent, but the Wolverines hold fending championship squad, a 22-1 record in home openers six of them return as 2012 Alland will also be coming into Americans, including threeSaturday’s matchup with ventime award winner Janelle Gibgeance from last season. lin. There’s no question that The senior gymnast said the 197.100–195.875 loss to the she’s hoping the team can capiHuskers in the 2012 Big Ten talize on its regular season finChampionship is still fresh in ish from last season. the minds of the Michigan gym“We just want to fit in right nasts, according to coach Bev where we left off last year,” GibPlocki. lin said. “We just want to go out After finishing first with a there and perform the best we 196.575 team score in its first can and show them what we’re meet, Jan. 7, the Wolverines are made of.” hoping to erase the bitter taste Kendig said if his gymnasts left behind from the 2012 decontinue to work as hard as fending champions. they have been of late, he sees “After the meet, it shifted to his 20th season at Nebraska goredeeming ourselves from two ing as deep as it’s ever gone: a losses to Nebraska last year,” national championship. Plocki said. “I think they’re ex“If we keep working hard cited about that.” each day and getting better, I Besides capturing the consee good things on the horizon ference title in its first season for this year,” the coach said. in the Big Ten, the Huskers Sports@ also defeated Michigan in last dailynebraskan.com year ’s Masters Classic title

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Husker gymnast Wyatt Aycock performs a routine on the parallel bars. Both Aycock and Eric Schryver are Big Ten Watch List players.

Aycock, Schryver and crew travel to Colorado Springs to open season Nebraska men’s gymnastics open season led by two Big Ten Watch List players Staff report dn The Nebraska men’s gymnastics team travels to Colorado Springs for the Rocky Mountain Open

this weekend to open their 2013 season. The open tournament takes place on Saturday, and represents the first opportunity for the Huskers to exhibit a couple of athletes that have been named to the Big Ten Watch List. Juniors Wyatt Aycock and Eric Schryver made the list released by the conference earlier this week. They were among 14 different gymnasts that the Big Ten Conference has recognized as outstanding

potential performers this season. Aycock, an Orlando, Fla. native, was on the watch list a season ago. He holds the Nebraska all-around school record (88.6) with a performance he put together as a freshman, and looks to improve on that mark this season. Schryver looks to add some hardware to his trophy case this season after earning seven event titles in his first two seasons with the Huskers. The junior finished

third in the pommel horse at the Big Ten Championships a season ago, claiming Nebraska’s firstever Big Ten medal. In the Big Ten men’s preseason poll, the Huskers checked in at No. 6, behind Michigan at the top spot. This weekend at the Rocky Mountain Open, the Huskers will see tough competition, including the tournament host and nationally No. 11 ranked Air Force squad. sports@ dailynebraSKan.com

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night, facing Nebraska’s strict need, and we’re going to need MEN’S BASKETBALL full-court defense. Lauder-STATISTICS them to make shots.” mill was called in to play pest Taking away a win on the against the Hoosiers and obviroad in the Big Ten is big for NeState Nebraska ously disrupted their offense. A braska.Michigan But building this much strong defense and a 18-2 run at confidence just days before facRecord 13-3 (2-1) 9-7 (0-3) the end of the half put Nebraska ing off a tough Penn State team up 20 points at the break. is huge, according to Yori. BeTop Scorer Talley and Gallegos (13.4) Appling (14.3) “Our pressure defense was ing able to give plenty of rest Topgood, Rebounder Payne Moore (7.5) and the rest Ubel (6.8) to Hooper, really and it really bothered them I think,” Yori said. of the starters was key with “I think it was good to start the the match-up with the Nittany game, but then when (Lauder- Lions looming just ahead, the mill) comes in, it just creates coach said. a different level of defensive “Hopefully we can see some pressure for us.” carry-over,” Yori said. “We have The second half was a lot an incredibly tough game this more of the same for Nebraska. weekend with Penn State, and After Aulani Sinclair – Indiwe know it’s going to be a great ana’s leading scorer with 15 challenge for us, but hopefully points – hit a three to end Ne- some of those kids that haven’t braska’s 13-0 run, the entire scored a lot for us, there’s some Husker roster took over, com- confidence that can be taken pleting another 13-0 run, which from this game.” included two impressive assists Penn State, who had a bye by Theriot. this week, sits as the No. 8 team When asked in a radio inin the country. The Nittany Literview after the game, Theriot ons slipped past Northwestsaid she would rather record an ern before trouncing Michigan assist than a point for Nebraska. State this week and hold a 2-0 The Huskers finished the game conference record. Their only out-rebounding the Hoosiers losses are to then-No. 2 Con50-22 and shooting 43 percent necticut and Miami on the road. from the field. Nebraska is set to tip-off with “We had some players who Penn State this Sunday at 1 p.m. haven’t necessarily scored for in Happy Valley. The game will us here recently, step up,” Yori be televised on ESPN2. sports@ said. “I think all those kids (that dailynebraskan.com stepped up) we are going to


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Nebraska guard Rachel Theriot clears space on her way to the basket in the Huskers’ 67-38 win over Indiana Thursday. The freshman scored 14 points and had six assists to lead the Nebraska attack versus the Hoosiers.

BLOWOUT in Bloomignton

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Nebraska opens up the offense in a 67-38 win over Indiana

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oming off one of their worst offensive performances of the season, the Nebraska women’s basketball team flashed brilliance on both ends of the court against Indiana in a dominating 67-38 win. Perhaps what was more promising for the Huskers, however, was the outstanding play they got off their bench. “It wasn’t Lindsey Moore and Jordan Hooper, and that’s good,” Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said in a ra-

dio interview after the game, “because we know those guys can score. People can take those two away and force others to make shots and that’s what Indiana did and those kids made shots.” Rachel Theriot and Tear’a Laudermill controlled the game, each having career days. Theriot left Indiana with a career-high 14 points to go along with six assists, while Laudermill added 14 points of her own, tying her career high.

Right from the tip, the Huskers had everything going right for them in Bloomington. Nebraska started the game on a 9-1 run before Indiana was able to make a shot from the field. Indiana then made a small run to get within three, but Nebraska set up another 9-2 run to push their lead back out to nine. Indiana couldn’t get anything going offensively all

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Wrestlers get pair of ranked opponents No. 11 Michigan, No. 18 Northwestern await the Huskers over the weekend

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Nebraska guard Ray Gallegos defends against a drive earlier this season. Gallegos and the Huskers square off with Michigan State this weekend in their next game after they fell to Michigan 62-47 on Wednesday.

Husker men to take on MSU Nedu Izu DN Tim Miles walked into the visitors’ locker room at Chrysler Center and instantly recognized the expression on the faces of his 16 players.

It was the face of disgust as the Nebraska men’s basketball team had just been trumped 6247 by No. 2 Michigan in Ann Arbor. It was the third consecutive loss NU had suffered to a Big Ten opponent, dropping its overall record to 9-7 and conference re-

cord to 0-3. The players didn’t want to hear the same post-game loss talk by their coach after scoring less than 50 points for the third game in a row. “It was too bad,” Miles said. “You really struggle to tell those

guys in the locker room ‘good job’ because they don’t want to hear it.” And could you blame them? The final numbers from Wednesday night’s matchup were far mens basketball: see page 8

18, Green, Sueflohn, Ihnen and 174-pounder Robert Kokesh, the Huskers’ other ranked wrestler, will all be in the Nebraska lineup. “It’s going to bring a lot of energy back,” Kokesh said. “It’s hard to replace a James Green, Josh Ihnen, Jake Sueflohn, but it’s something you’ve just got to do Zach Tegler and work through.” DN Kokesh, No. 4 in the nation, The Nebraska wrestling team enters this weekend’s road trip riding a 17-match winning streak. may have lost ground in the naTo extend it to 19, though, he will tional rankings during the past have to get through two ranked month, falling from No. 9 to No. opponents: No. 11 Dan Yates of 17 since Dec. 9, but this weekend Michigan and No. 9 Lee Munster the Huskers regain some fireof Northwestern. power. “I’ve been doing what I’ve In duels at No. 11 Michigan Friday and at No. 18 Northwest- been preparing for myself for all year. I’m wresern Saturday, NU tling my style and returns three wresWe have wrestling at a high tlers ranked in the Kokesh more bullets pace,” national top 10 to said. “Just got to its lineup. in our gun than go out there and At 157 pounds, wrestle like I’ve No. 7 James Green we did a couple been wrestling all will hit the mat for weeks ago.” year.” the first time since Kokesh defeatsustaining an injury Mark manning ed Munster 10-2 Nebraska wrestling coach Nov. 30. Jake Sueat the Midlands flohn (149 pounds) Invitational on and Josh Ihnen (184 his way to a tourpounds), both ranked eighth nanament title two weeks ago, but tionally, return after sitting out this weekend will be the first time the Midlands Invitational in Dethe Huskers face Michigan and cember. “We have our full lineup Northwestern in Big Ten Conference duels. And although NU back,” NU coach Mark Manning wrestled Minnesota and Wisconsaid. “We have more bullets in sin earlier this season, this weekour gun than we did a couple end marks the effective opening weeks ago.” For the first duel since Nov.

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