monday, january 14, 2013 volume 112, issue 080
Changing of the seasons Returning, debuting winter TV looks strong
5 Paying it forward Education Dept. starts new loan repayment plan
2 Husker track and field off to fast start NU wins its first meet of the season
9 Pluck and cover HearNebraska event aims for music scene unity
Nebraska loses another close one
`The Huskers battled with No. 22 Nichigan State the entire game, but the Spartans proved superior in 66-56 win. NU trailed MSU by just two points with two minutes left, but Michigan State finished the game on a 8-0 run.
like a boss University names tim alvarez “Boss of the Year”
story by cristina woodworth | photo by morgan spiehs
im Alvarez has a small red jar sitting on a table in his office with a short phrase written across the side: “Ashes of Problem Employees.” Most of his employees probably don’t cause too many problems, though, considering the University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association (UNOPA) recently named Alvarez the Boss of the Year. “I was very humbled,” said Alvarez, who has been assistant vice chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2007. “I don’t like to be in the limelight to be honest, but it truly is an honor to be recognized for something like that.” The Boss of the Year award is annual recognition given to a University of Nebraska employee who demonstrates exceptional skills in personnel management, employee supervision and interpersonal relations. Mary Guest, an administrative technician in the student affairs office, nominated Alvarez for the award by submitting a letter she wrote highlighting his strengths as a supervisor. “I just felt that he needed to be recognized for the type of boss that he is,” Guest said. “I’ve spent a lot of years in the workforce, and he’s probably been the best one I’ve ever worked for.” Guest said Alvarez makes his coworkers feel valued and tries to help them grow both as workers and as people. “He empowers the support staff to really take ownership of their job,” she said. “He challenges us to go out of our comfort zone. I just feel very fortunate to work for him. I’ve been able to grow and learn new things.” Four NU employees were nomi-
Tim Alvarez sits in his office in the Canfield Administration building on Thursday. The University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association named Alvarez the Boss of the Year. nated for the Boss of the Year award this year, and a panel of judges chose Alvarez for the recognition. Alvarez came from humble beginnings as a first-generation college student, obtaining his associate’s de-
gree from Western Nebraska Community College. Alvarez went on to be a manager for a grocery store chain for about 12 years before returning to school to get his bachelor ’s degree. “I probably have a very atypical
career path as to how I got where I am today,” Alvarez said, who worked at Nash Finch Company. “I worked retail for 12 years and, because of that, I
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Lincoln sees 6th warmest year Law grad rises from homelessness
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The past year brought the heat; 2012 was the nation’s warmest year ever, as well as Lincoln’s sixth warmest year, according to the National Weather Service. In 2012, the average temperature was 54.7 degrees Fahrenheit, up a couple degrees from the normal 51.5, according to the 2012 Yearly Climate Summary for Lincoln. Dave Fobert, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Valley, said even though the average temperatures only differ by about three degrees, there is a significant difference because the temperatures are averaged for the whole year. He also added that 2012 was the 11th driest year for Lincoln. Kelly Smith, a drought resources specialist at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of NebraskaLincoln, said conditions seem to keep getting worse. “It’s dry and getting even dryer,” she said. Smith said 2012 began with full moisture due to flooding in 2011, but the transition from 2012 to 2013 doesn’t look
To settle roughly $100,000 student debt, Young creates sports kiosk business Elias Youngquist DN
CHRIS RHODES | dn as promising. With a dry and warm week ahead, she said 2013 isn’t off to a great start. “We are going into very dry conditions without any restored water,” she said.
Ellie Dynek, a freshman English and Spanish major, and Kayla Hoechner, a freshman
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Just a year after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, Jacque Young was homeless and shouldering nearly $100,000 of debt. Graduating during the peak of the recession, few career prospects existed for Young. Even fewer businesses would hire Young because she was a law student and overqualified for many jobs. It wasn’t until 2011 while baby-sitting that Young found the inspiration to start her own business, beginning to lift her out of the hole law school had put her in. Young graduated from UNL in 2005 with a bachelor’s in accounting and a masters in business administration with no student loan debt. She quickly nabbed a well-paying sales marketing job with infoUSA, now infoGroup.
“I was doing sales, making about $50,000 a year,” Young said. “But I thought that was where I was going to be forever, never really finding any room for advancement. I didn’t see a future in that.”
Making a change
While Young was considering her career’s future, infoUSA was undergoing a legal dispute with its CEO Vinod Gupta. That legal dispute caught Young’s eye. “I thought it would be fun to be a part of the legal side of that,” Young said. Despite knowing what she knows now about the job market and student debt, Young said she wouldn’t change her decision to start law school in 2007. “I’ve met some really great friends in law school,” Young said. “I’ve met people who have given me some great advice. I think if I would not have gone, I would have wondered what could have happened. And even there, it’s one of those things you can’t quit. Where I was then and what I knew then, I think
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monday, January 14, 2013
on campus Leadership and Involvement
what: Learn how to maximize involvement in student organizations and how these experiences can help in college and after when: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. where: Ubantu Room/ 202 Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
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what: Learn how to be inclusive for all people with tips on inclusive language and behavior and how to be an ally when: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. where: Ubantu Room Jackie Gaughan Multicultual Center
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‘Pay As You Earn’ to alter loan fees for some DANIEL WHEATON DN A new repayment plan for student loans will drastically lower monthly fees for people with low incomes. The U.S. Department of Education announced the Pay As You Earn plan on Dec. 21, 2012, as part of President Barack Obama’s promise to ease the debt burdens on recent graduates. It caps monthly payments for some recent grads, resulting in rates that are “affordable based on their income,” according to a government press release. “We know many recent graduates are worried about be forgiven as part of the Public repaying their student loans as Service Loan Forgiveness Proour economy continues to recover, and now it’s easier than gram, according to the release. The new plan is designed ever for student borrowers to for recent graduates working in lower monthly payments and stay on track,” said U.S. Secre- low-income fields. Those who have already started repayment tary of Education Arne Duncan are disqualified. Joining the in the release. plan would extend the duration Only Federal Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsub- of the loans, resulting in more accrued interest. sidized Loans “The Pay as and Direct PLUS A dollar You Earn program Loans made to is a good safety professional earned is a net for borrowers and graduate whose total fedstudents are dollar you don’t eral student loan included in the have to borrow.” debt exceeds their program. Loans annual income,” in default, parMark Kantrowitz said Mark Kanent Direct PLUS fastweb and finaid publisher trowitz, publisher loans, Direct of financial aid Consolidation websites Fastweb Loans and Federal Family Education Loan Pro- and FinAid. Kantrowitz said this new gram loans are not eligible. The plan caps payments for program will help graduates transition in a still-recovering Federal Direct Student Loan at 10 percent of discretionary in- economy. According to data from the come for those eligible. The Department of Education estimates Bureau of Labor Statistics, the roughly 1.6 million borrowers unemployment rate for people aged 20 to 24 in December of will be able to join the program. 2012 was at 62.5 percent. Any balance left after 20 Kantrowitz said because years of repayment is forgiven. young people are more likely If graduates work in public serto spend money, the plan could vice for 10 years and make all of have a positive economic imtheir payments, their debt may
IAN TREDWAY | dn pact. Kantrowitz said it is better for college students to find other methods to pay for college. “A dollar earned is a dollar you don’t have to borrow,” he said. Allison Brady, a senior music education major, said she had mixed feelings about the new program. If Brady is hired as a music teacher, her projected annual income would most likely qualify for the program. “Even if our economy is no longer in a recession, certain job markets will be feeling the effects for years to come,” Brady said. She said she was concerned the plan did not have a set duration, meaning that it could theoretically end suddenly, leaving people with higher payments. “For our generation of new college graduates, I feel that this plan will allow for us to crawl out from underneath student debt in a more reasonable manner,” Brady said. “But I think that the government will have to deal with some unexpected problems as more and more people participate in this program.” NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM
OSHA recruits UNL law professor Richard Moberly joins whistleblower committee with 2 other professors Staff report DN Richard Moberly, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law professor and associate dean for faculty, was one of three college professors recently named to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. The new group consists of 15 experts from various backgrounds and is tasked with assisting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in all whistleblower-related problems. Moberly’s expertise in whistleblower protection stems from years of research and writing on OSHA practices. In the last 10 years, he has looked critically at whistleblower claims and the reasoning behind their success or failure. These claims turn up when a terminated employee feels he or she were retaliated against for bringing to light an unsavory workplace action, according to Moberly. A successful claim can result in the reinstatement of the whistleblower or the issuance of back pay for damages. Moberly said in his research he found a very large number of claims filed for retaliation that were unsuccessful. “I looked at perhaps why they weren’t winning,” Moberly said. “And one of the conclusions I drew was that OSHA and the investigators were looking at the statute too narrowly.” Moberly’s extensive research on whistleblowing and the conclusions he drew from it were what originally enticed OSHA. “That criticism, I think, first got me on their radar screen,” he said. “They wanted nonpartisan people to look critically at their whistleblower protections.” Many of the claims’ failures were a result of the expansion OSHA has undertaken, Moberly said. New laws have recently been put in place to cover whistleblow-
er protection, and OSHA now has to investigate everything from environmental violations to corporate violations, Moberly said. “They were slow to adjust to all the different requirements that the various statutes had and they were operating under their old OSHA safety model,” he said. Much of that problem was created by a lack of funding, according to Moberly. He said for the first five to seven years after these new laws were put into place, there was no increase in funds. “I don’t necessarily fault (OSHA), but I think it is important to be critical of that from the outside,” Moberly said. Streamlining this process and making sure OSHA does its best to protect all potential whistleblowers will be at the forefront of this new committee’s mind. Moberly said he has several suggestions and recommendations based upon his prior research for helping make that possible. “I’ve suggested their investigators need more training, and I’ve suggested they need to better utilize resources in other agencies,” Moberly said. Still, Moberly said his goal is to enter this committee with an open mind and without preconceived notions about what it will entail. “I’ve always looked at OSHA from the outside, which I think has value,” Moberly said. “But I also don’t know exactly, from the inside, what their internal processes are.” The committee is set to meet for the first time in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29, and Moberly said he doesn’t know what the exact agenda looks like yet. Moberly is hopeful the new committee will have an impact on whistleblower protection, and he said the success or failure of this group will depend on its ability to talk productively and conversationally with OSHA officials. “My great hope is that we’re going to have a conversation and that we gather a sense of the limitations OSHA has to operate under,” he said. “And I hope they’re open to thinking about new ways of doing things, and I have great confidence that they are.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
campus briefs Sunday with a Scientist to focus on bugs and Forensic science
One man’s carcass is another scientist’s goldmine, or at least it is for Amanda Fujkawa and Christian Elowsky, doctoral students in the UNL School of Natural Resources. On Jan. 20, the University of Nebraska State Museum’s Sunday with a Scientist will host the two doctoral students and their “Blow flies, Beetles and Bad Guys: Ecology and Forensic Science” presentation. From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Morrill Hall, the two will show the role insects play in the decomposition of carcasses and nutrient cycling through hands-on activities. Visitors will be able to view blowflies and beetles through microscopes and make a piece of art with the help of live maggots. Upcoming Sunday with a Scientist Topics include: Feb. 17 – Spiders, March 10 – Archeology, April 21 – Stormwater management, May 19 – Microbes and June 16 – Chemistry.
World Bank official to speak at UNL
Will Martin, research manager in agriculture and rural development for the World Bank, will deliver a lecture on Jan. 25 at the College of Law. The lecture is a part of the Clayton Yeutter International Trade Program and Symposium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is free and open to the public. Martin has published extensively on developing countries and agricultural trade policy, particularly involving the World Trade Organization and economic development. He has also worked towards using data to create a complete picture of the effects of policies on welfare impacts at both national and household levels.
UNL Graduates named fellows with Center for Great Plains Studies
Five University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate students have been appointed as Graduate fellows for the Center of Great Plains Studies. John Fitzpatrick III, a master’s student in anthropology with a focus on community-based outreach programs in the Great Plains; Alicia Harris, a master’s student in art history, specializing in Native American art and history; Aubrey Streit Krug, a doctoral student in English studying American and Canadian literature, ecocritism and place-conscious education; Robert Shepard, a doctoral student in geography; and Rebecca Wingo, a doctoral student in history with a primary interest in Native American history have been selected as the program’s first fellows. The Center for Great Plains Studies will be inviting applications from students in Great Plains-related disciplines from all University of Nebraska campuses. Those students must first be nominated by a center faculty fellow and be accepted into a doctoral program or a terminal degree master’s program. The program was established as a place for fellows to work, learn from fellow students, engage with center faculty, benefit from the center’s resources and progress in their studies, according to Richard Edwards, director of the Center for Great Plains Studies.
unl PROFESSOR TO GIVE Loren Eiseley TALK
Tom Lynch, associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Susan N. Maher, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth will discuss their Jointly edited book, “Artifacts and Illuminations: Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Plains Art Museum. The book is the first full-length collection of critical essays on the writings of Eiseley, a Lincoln native who was one of the 20th-century’s most influential nature writers and philosophers of science. Eiseley was an anthropology professor as well as a writer and poet who worked to combine science, religion, philosophy to bring understanding to the public. The seminar will be the first spring semester series of the Paul A. Olson Seminars in Great Plains Studies at UNL. Both editors will discuss their own contributions to the book as well as their different viewpoints of the man.
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law professor and associate dean for faculty Richard Moberly has joined the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. He is one of three college professors on the committee.
I’ve always looked at OSHA from the outside, which I think has value.” RICHARD moberly
UNL FACULTY NAMED LIBRARY FELLOWS Two University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries faculty have been awarded fellowships to participate in the 2013-2014 Leadership and Career Development Program by the Association of Research Libraries Committee on Diversity and Leadership. The first recipient, Toni Anaya, is an associate professor, multicultural studies librarian and instruction coordinator. The other recipient, Jolie Graybill is an assistant professor and image and multimedia corrections coordinator. The two will join 19 other faculty from ARL libraries in a 18-month fellowship program that prepares midcareer librarians from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups to move to more demanding leadership roles in research and academic libraries. The program focuses on the need for research libraries to develop a more diverse workforce and is the association’s longest-standing leadership development program.
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Heuermann Lectures features Temple Grandin
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Grandin to speak about public ignorance with the food industry Heather Haskins DN
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Alvarez’s Boss of the Year plaque sits on his desk. Alvarez is the assistant vice chancellor for Student Affairs.
never take a day I have for grant- me, that means how do you get ed. I don’t come to work every people into the right job where they can test and utilize their day thinking, ‘I’ve got to make a strengths? I try to hundred dollars to support my staff in pay the gas bill.’ I that endeavor.” come wanting to I think Winners of the help a student or as we go Boss of the Year staff member do award receive a something they through life, you plaque, $500 and a never thought one-year UNOPA they could accom- find out a lot membership. Alvaplish.” about yourself.” rez said he decided While working Tim Alvarez to purchase an iPad full-time to supstudent affairs with the cash award port his family, Alto help him be more varez completed efficient in his job. 67 credit hours in Alvarez said he feels fortunate one year at Bellevue University to be able to work somewhere to earn his bachelor ’s degree in where he loves coming into the ofhuman resource management. He went on to earn his master ’s de- fice every day. “I think as we go through life, gree from Chadron State College and his doctorate from UNL. He you find out a lot about yourself,” he said. “I think many of us can is also married and has two sons do a multitude of jobs. I can dig and one daughter. ditches. I can paint walls. I can do Alvarez said he tries to create a lot of different things, but finda workplace environment where ing something you love and knowhis employees are able to flourish ing that you’re not going there to and find their true strengths. “When most people are given make X amount of money, but I’m going here to make a difference. a task, given it is a task they have It’s a great thing.” some interest in, they will try news@ to do it well,” Alvarez said. “To dailynebraskan.com
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When Temple Grandin was 2 years old, she couldn’t speak. She showed all signs of severe autism, and doctors recommended she be institutionalized. But her mother refused and instead sent her to speech therapy. Then Grandin mastered language and went on to become one of the world’s leading experts in the meat and livestock industries. On Tuesday at 7 p.m. as part of the Heuermann Lectures, Grandin will speak at Hardin Hall on “Improving Animal Welfare and Communication with the Public.” Heuermann lectures discuss how to secure a growing world in areas of food, natural resources and renewable energy. “The purpose of the Heuermann lectures are to bring leading authorities from around the world to focus on food security (and) energy security,” said Ronnie Green, University of Nebraska vice president and Harlan vice chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “(With) Temple, we wanted her to bring a good discussion around the area of animal protein. (There will be an) additional 3 billion people in 2050 that don’t consume much protein today and will need it at that time.” Green worked with Grandin at Colorado State University, where she is a faculty member.
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temple grandin • An HBO movie, “Temple Grandin,” about her early life and career with the livestock industry received seven Emmy awards, a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. • In 2010 she was named to Time magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential People in the World.” • In 2011 she was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and in 2012 into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. • She published several hundred industry publications, book chapters and technical papers on animal handling, plus 63 refereed journal articles and 10 books. • Won a Meritorious Achievement Award from the Livestock Conservation Institute and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. • Her book “Animals in Translation” was a New York Times bestseller, while “Livestock Handling and Transport” is in its third edition. Source: Judy Nelson, Heuermann Lectures project manager
She graduates from the UNL College of Law
BAD Sportz is founded
She enters the UNL College of Law
Out of a job for six of seven months, she considers skipping Christmas
Dec., 2012 She has paid off $25,000 of $100,000 of debt she accumulated chris rhodes | dn
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Lauded animal welfare activist Temple Grandin will give Heuermann Lecture at UNL at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hardin Hall.
Grandin said her autism helps her to think in pictures, which helps her aid animals and design low-stress livestock-handling facilities. “I will talk about people with different kinds of minds, and that different kinds of minds can work together,” Grandin said in a phone interview. Grandin hopes to facilitate communication between the public and the agriculture industry. “What I think is that (the agriculture industry) has got to communicate a whole lot better with the public and they’ve done a lousy job of doing it,” Grandin said. “I’ve done a whole lot of work to improve the slaughter plants and (people don’t know about it). It makes me crazy.” Grandin wants to correct public ignorance about the food industry. “People just don’t know where the food comes from,” Grandin said. Grandin talked about Cuties California Clementines as an example. She said the clementines were mislabeled “made for kids,” when they should have been labeled “grown for kids.” “They don’t make tangerines in a factory,” Grandin said. Judy Nelson, Heuermann Lecture project manager, said Grandin made an excellent candidate for the Heuermann lectures. “She is such an expert in her area,” she said of Grandin. “She is a world leader in the ways of handling animals well and developing animal facilities.” The lecture will be livestreamed on the Heuermann lectures main website, www. heuermannlectures.unl.edu. News@ dailynebraskan.com
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After graduating from law school in May 2010 with nearly $73,000 in debt, Young found it nearly impossible to find a job. “I was getting law job offers for less than I made at my sales position,” Young said. “I applied anywhere and everywhere. The law jobs were impossible to find. They say you need to network, but even though I had connections, usually someone else also had connections but also 10 years experience.” Even non-law jobs wouldn’t hire her, according to Young, because they feared that she would leave as soon as she found a law job. To attempt to stay afloat, she worked at a number of serving jobs at Omaha restaurants and baby-sat. “It was easier hanging out with 12-year-olds because they wouldn’t ask about the job prospects,” Young said. With the interest building up on her student loans and apartment rent due, Young started living on a credit card and her debt climbed to about $100,000.
During one jobless streak of nearly eight months, Young moved into the basement of her friend’s mother. However, Young said the lowest point came during December 2010. “There was a point, like Christmas 2010, where I hadn’t had a job in six or seven months,” Young said. “I asked my mom if we could not have Christmas that year because I couldn’t afford to buy presents. Even just going out for a night or being around friends was bad because I didn’t want to have to pay the $5 for a drink.” Typical life events like bridal showers and baby showers became places of anxiety for Young who didn’t have money for rent, let alone gifts for friends.
It was during a night of baby-sitting that she got the idea for starting the women’s sports apparel kiosk at volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer tournaments. Young saw the loot that one of her volleyball players had collected at a tournament and wondered what she could sell at local volleyball tournaments. “Usually its 50-year-old guys
running screen print machines at these tournaments,” Young said of the other kiosk workers. “I feel like they’re out of touch with what the girls want. I coach a team and I’ll text them a design if we’re not sure about it and they’re honest.” Within a month of the idea, Young was able to set up a kiosk at the mall during a volleyball tournament and the tournament the next day. “At that point, I decided it was going to be a legit business,” Young said. Young decided to call the company BAD Sportz – BAD stands for Believe, Achieve, Dominate. She now spends her weekends commuting from tournament to tournament, like the indoor softball tournament she worked at Jan. 12. Her typical weekend consists of running kiosks for between six and eight tournaments throughout the Midwest. Excited young athletes flocked to the booth, parents’ money in hand to buy brightly colored sweatpants, glittery headbands and neon-pink T-shirts emblazoned with softballs and the BAD Sportz logo. “Don’t look at the shirts out there, our screen printer misspelled
the ‘Achieve,’” Young cautioned. “It’s always something new. There’s been a few road bumps along the way, but I’m constantly learning.” Even in its first year, BAD Sportz has been profitable for Young. In 2012 it sold about 20,000 headbands. Young has already managed to pay off $25,000 of her debt and hopes to pay off the rest within the next three years. “It’s a matter of deciding each month: do I want to pay double on student loans or put more money into my business?” Young said. “I’m kind of starting out in the hole.” BAD Sportz also fundraises for the tournaments it works at, giving 10 percent back to the organizations that host the tournaments. About $30,000 has been raised for various organizations throughout the year. “Jacque is a great person,” said Drew Kime, a senior agriculture banking and finance major at UNL and occasional employee for Young. “I don’t think she imagined that this is what she would be doing, especially with her schooling, but I admire how she has built up the business and made it a success.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
SOURCE: National Weather Service and High Plains Regional Climate Center
chris rhodes | dn psychology major, remember halftime. I thought it was because the Huskers were behind, 2012 as the hottest and driest but I realized it was because of year in Nebraska that they have the heat,” she said. ever experienced. Hoechner, who was in her “Even going into winter, it high school marching band, said was warm,” Hoechner said. she was glad she wasn’t in the Dynek said this summer Husker marching was so hot and band that day, after dry that when hearing that several walking on the There is people fainted. grass the ground no real The heat also afwould “crunch fected people’s fiunder your feet.” trend yet for nances. Dynek said With a total her aunt and uncle of 72 days with precipitation in had a hard time opt e m p e r a t u r e s 2013.” erating their farm higher than 90 because their crops degrees, the heat Dave Fobert national weather service withered under the of 2012 brought sun. The heat caused inconvenience fires that came close and health risks. Hoechner said her boyfriend to their farm. Dynek remembers moved into an apartment at the talking with other farmers who too were worried about the heat. end of August. The apartment had “People were freaking out beno air conditioning, which caused cause they couldn’t plant crops, her boyfriend to feel sick because of the extreme heat conditions, and they would have to sell some she said. She also remembers hav- livestock just to make it through ing to put a wet washcloth over the winter,” she said. Fobert predicts temperatures her forehead at night because the of the first half of 2013 to be simiheat was so overwhelming. Dynek and Hoechner said lar to 2012. “It looks like through August they tried to stay inside most 2013 the temperatures should avdays to avoid the heat. Even the shortest amount of time spent erage above normal,” he said. As for the second half of the in the high temperatures could year, predictions of temperatures cause heat exhaustion. Dynek and precipitation rates are up in said she remembered being outthe air. side for only a half hour while “As you get through the seccutting the grass and feeling dizond half of the year, there are zy and faint from the heat. equal chances,” Fobert said. “It Hoechner said the extreme heat made her choose to skip the could go either way. There is no first Husker football game this real trend yet for precipitation in 2013.” past season. news@ “Outside my dorm I saw that dailynebraskan.com a lot of people were leaving at
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Campus emergency preparedness must be mandatory If you heard shots fired in class, would you know what to do? Unfortunately for most students, the answer is “no.” Most of us have spent all our school years under the shadow of shootings. From Columbine to Sandy Hook, it’s something that has always been on our minds. And still, most students are unaware of what to do or how to handle a school shooting. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has taken some steps to educate students about shootings and to keep them safe, but more needs to be done. UNL’s website has a series of videos – produced by The Center for Personal Protection and Safety – that inform students how to handle school shootings. These videos are informative and could save lives, but only if students take the time to watch them. This is where the university could be putting a little class time to good use. Teachers should be required to take some time in the first day to go over guidelines for emergencies like shootings. Simply familiarizing students with escape routes could go a long way in saving lives in an emergency and preventing wide-spread panic. The campus emergency system, UNL Alert, is one way the university has made steps to handle a crisis. The system uses text message and email alerts to notify students there is an emergency on campus. UNL Alert was implemented after a shooting at Virginia Tech took officials by surprise, as they had no way to warn students to stay away from campus. Since its inception, UNL Alert has notified students about everything from gas leaks to potential shooters. UNL Alert really works, but only if you’ve signed up for it. Unfortunately, this means many students are not receiving updates that could potentially save their lives. The university should evaluate its emergency policy and require all students to sign up for UNL Alert before they can register for classes. It’s a simple, painless way to help keep students safe. We can never know when an emergency will happen. However, by actually educating students on what to do and enforcing UNL Alert registration, the university would be taking concrete steps toward making campus a safer place for students. It’s time to take the guess work out of emergencies.
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IAN TREDWAY | DN
Research perpetrates subjugation
esearch in humanities remains a powerful tool in developing our understanding of certain topics, ideas and phenomena, and it brings in an add-value to the stock of knowledge. But, disguised as enriching and thirst-quenching, research could be a commanding vehicle in keeping the indigenous peoples as a colonial subject. Like major knowledge channels, research exists within a system of power that could be taken apart and re-examined through the model of power-knowledge relation. Think of it this way: A child, as philosopher Michel Foucault argued, has no control over the kind of knowledge or discourse he or she is exposed to at an early age. A child’s parents create who he or she is and what type of identity and values the individual has. By the same token at a mature phase, that power is being perpetuated through different discursive elements, different milieu such as school, media and friends, even though one may have never experienced the others’ reality. So, what comes in through the “Ideological State Apparatuses,” as Louis Althusser dubbed, becomes irreversible. Differently put, media corporations choose to inundate viewers with celebrities’ stories and alienate homeless people and poverty-stricken areas. They problematize certain trivial things while estranging serious subjects. Similarly, educational institutions decide what to teach and what not to teach, what to promote and what to marginalize. The rhetoric largely resides in the hands of those in control of the national norms, who present a narrative, promote it and familiarize it. To a large extent, that rhetoric defines what is conventional and what is not, what is acceptable and what should be ridiculed. So, power and knowledge are intrinsically related, and research, as a matter of fact, solidifies that connection. How? Bluntly put, the power-knowledge relation fits essentially into the colonizer-colonized model. When one thinks of the narrative – before and during colonial time – the “other” is often inferiorized, ridiculed and positioned as “helpless” and in need of the colonizer’s civilization. Yet with the emergence of the so-called post-colonial time, the same colonial adage has been kept and developed through school curricula.
ological constructions of the “other” in scholarly and popular works, media, official history and school curricula rationalizes an imperial vision. Colonial vision is often clothed within an ideology of humanism, of assisting the “other” who is represented in need of the white man’s benevolent work. Yet, those actions have proven to be traumatic to indigenous peoples around the world. Think of the Native Americans, the Maori in New Zealand, the Aboriginals in Australia, the Herero and Nama in Southwest Africa, Vietnam and recently Iraq and Afghanistan. That very colonial action started out with BEN TALEB academic attempts to define the “other” – to be researched, constructed in an optical illuYou may never have had the chance to sion and eventually disseminated as a national meet one of these people, but you still hold an narrative. In a way, ideas and concepts about the “otha priori attitude about the kind of people they are, their practices, their perceptions of things, er” become like a box of crayons from which you etc. These images and representations have choose the color that goes along with the national narrative. been systematically inculcated in one’s mind So, historical writings and research on inthrough various institutions. digenous communities have sidelined the acaResearch in humanities, as a colonial authority, doesn’t only maintain those colonial demic exercise and grown a powerful corridor structures on the colonized, but it also legiti- to maintain preconceived ideas about the “other” as inferior. As Einstein once asserted “if we mizes and rationalizes imperial expansionism knew what it was we were doing, and colonialism. it would not be called research, Think of these questions: Why and would it?” Why and what keeps our unHaving that view, by conwhat keeps derstanding of other peoples tinuing to build on previous texts different from the reality? Why our understanding written about indigenous peois it that when we think of, for ples, non-indigenous researchers example, indigenous peoples, of other peoples continue to authorize myths. So, we relegate our thoughts to prein order to shatter those series conceived notions of the kind of different from of long-standing myths about people, their beliefs, their prac- reality?” indigenous peoples and re-right tices, even though we may have their position in history, quesnever met any one of them? Who benefits from keeping them alienated and tions, writings and theories formed about them should be reconsidered and critically analyzed. “othered?” As a final thought, the new counter-discurIndeed, imperial powers inject thousands of dollars to create a narrative, rewrite other sive elements begins to take effect when the inpeoples’ history and present theories about digenous can ‘“talk back” – demystify the power and interest of research encoded in colonial them to craft legitimacy of colonial actions. ideas and practices. One could hope, at the One often thinks: What drives an American historian to conduct research on an ex- end, the image of the subaltern to be restored European colony? Or what incites a European when the researched become the researchers. Beligh Ben Taleb is a former Fulhistorian to investigate the plight of the Native bright scholar from Tunisia and a Americans? PhD student in History, reach him at Yet, the central question remains: Who opinion@ benefits from this research? dailynebraskan.com. In fact, the myriad representations and ide-
Living standard cliff looms in American future
s many people celebrated time now, the number in CAD has always higher than the USD. According to comon New Year ’s Eve, the United States officially fell mon sense, the USD is more valuable. As off the fiscal cliff. Howev- a result, to get the same merchandise, er, the U.S. Congress acted Canadians have to pay more in their curafter that. On Tuesday, Jan. rency, while the value would be the same 1, they passed the legislature and techni- with paying USD. But that’s not the case. For example, Kaplan Inc. is a corpocally avoided falling off the cliff. If you have been paying attention to Ameri- ration focus on providing educational services. It’s most famous for providcan politics for the last couple of years, you know this is a tradition. If there is a ing test preparations. The Kaplan 2013 GMAT Premier published by Kaplan in deadline, Congress will act at the last sec2012 marked two prices at the back side ond. The fiscal cliff is mainly a political of the book. One is in problem, and as long as the USD: $39.99. The other politicians get together, even If this nation is in CAD: $40.99. If we at the last second, there will falls off that just look at the prices, be a solution. For the real the Canadians are payeconomic problems, last seccliff, consumer ing approximately 2.5 ond political actions won’t help. Besides the fiscal cliff, goods will become percent more than Americans. If you assume that American people are facing just reflects the currency a living standard cliff. That’s unaffordable in a exchange rate, you’re a real economic problem. matter of days.” wrong. Different from the fiscal cliff, However, CAD is there is no deadline. To solve more valuable than USD. the problem, a more strategic approach is necessary. If the government As of Jan. 11, 2013, 8:00PM GMT, one doesn’t do the right thing to develop the USD is about 0.9839 CAD. Knowing this, we can look back to that Kaplan GMAT economy, falling off the living standard book example and $40.99 CAD is worth cliff could become a real danger. about $41.66 USD. This means that for If you’ve ever noticed, some products the exact same product, Canadians are have two price tags. One number is in the paying roughly 4.2 percent more than U.S. dollar (USD), and the other one is in the Canadian dollar (CAD). For a long Americans would. If this is the case for
JIAJUN “ABE” XU the whole economy, Canadians are paying 4.2 percent more for the same product than Americans would pay. Hopefully, this will discourage some Americans who are talking about moving to Canada. Why would Canadians accept that? Clearly, that’s not fair to them. There are a couple of reasons. First, most people, including many retailers, can’t believe that Canadian dollars are worth more than U.S. dollars, and they don’t think this phenomenon will last. Second, the U.S. dollars generally are worth more than Canadian dollars. Price tags can’t reflect the fluctuation of the exchange rate instantly. However, if we take a look at the
USD/CAD currency exchange rate history, USD is worth more than CAD in only four (January, May, June and July) out of the past 12 months. In other words, last year Canadians were paying more than Americans more than half of the time. The situation is similar in 2011. Nevertheless, when we look at the fluctuation of the exchange rate in a 10-year scope, there are only three years CAD was worth more than the USD. The first time is in 2008, but it didn’t last. In spite of that, in 2011 and 2012, CAD was more valuable than USD during more than half of the time. This may become the new normal. If we take a look at the debt market for the U.S. government, you will find something interesting, too. The Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) set 2 percent as the medium-term inflation target. Typically, medium term for treasury investors means five to 10 years. According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the rate of return (the cost of the debt) for five-year treasury note is much lower than 1 percent, while the rate for 10-year notes is lower than two percent. With the target inflation rate and the current yield, the U.S. government is borrowing money at the creditors’ expense. To put it simply, the $1 borrowed today is more valuable than the $1 plus interest in the future. As much as the U.S. Congress is criticizing the executive branch for borrowing money, the
Fed’s monetary policy made it possible for the U.S. to get paid for borrowing. A less valuable U.S. dollar is the side effect. This applies to the whole world, not just to Canada. To America as a nation, there is nothing wrong with spending less while enjoying more. The problem is this situation isn’t sustainable. If one day Americans have to pay the same price for the same product as the rest of the world, and the U.S. government has to borrow money at a market rate, people in the U.S. will experience a living standards cliff. If this nation falls off that cliff, consumer goods will become unaffordable in a matter of days. This is fundamentally different from the fiscal cliff. A short-term fix, like passing legislation, will not exist. To normal American people, the fluctuation of the exchange rate wouldn’t have a material impact on day-to-day life. Even so, when retailers, manufacturers or the raw material suppliers decide to accept the new normal that the U.S. dollars are not much different from other currencies, the U.S. consumers will face the living standard cliff. To avoid this, the federal government needs to take a more strategic approach to grow the economy and act as soon as possible. Jiajun “Abe” Xu, is a senior Finance and Economics Major, contact him at opinion@ dailynebraska.com
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WELCOME BACK This Winter’s television lineup promises returns of fall favorites, some potential winners and a predictably sub-par ‘american idol’ sTORY BY ANDREW LARSEN | cOURTESY PHOTOS
“Portlandia” Fridays, 9 p.m., IFC
The television season conventionally begins in September, but with the rise of quality cable television, January has almost become the new September. So here’s a list of shows for which you should consider carving out some time in your busy schedule. Some are debuting with promise, some coming back with trepidations and one that will promote the hell out of Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey’s catfights.
“Kroll Show” Wednesdays, 9:30 p.m., Comedy Central
The show that celebrates and mocks the hipster/hippie lifestyle Portland proudly represents is back for its third season. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have smartly mixed it up by including recurring characters in their sketches without over-saturating us like Armisen’s SNL brethren are known for. Three episodes into the new year and we’ve already gotten Jeff Goldblum as a doily salesman, which is the most perfect actor-character pairing in television history.
It’s about time Nick Kroll got his own show. The stand-up comedian who’s made a name for himself as Ruxin on “The League” finally gets a chance to bring his odd sense of humor to the front lines. With characters like Bobby Bottleservice, El Chupacabra and Fabrice Fabrice, the laughs will be consistent, but varied. The onus will be on Kroll keep the humor from getting stale.
“Workaholics” Wednesdays, 9 p.m., Comedy Central
Another show returning for its third year, “Workaholics” captures the other side of young adulthood from “Portlandia.” Main characters Adam, Blake and Ders care far more about drinking beer and blowing ‘dro than they do about flannel and Converse. The first episode of Season Three is “Booger Nights.” Can’t wait.
“Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” Thursdays, 10 p.m., FX
Last fall W. Kamau Bell focused most of his attention on the presidential elections, taking an almost irritatingly one-sided, extremely liberal approach to the proceedings. It’ll be interesting to see how he generates laughs in the cold, dark days of January and February when the news cycle can travel as slow as an elderly woman on an icy sidewalk. Unlike Stephen Colbert, he can’t hide behind a character, and he doesn’t have the stage presence or confidence of Jon Stewart. He did have a recurring bit where he did man-on-thestreet style interviews with average New York citizens that were consistently funny. It was like jaywalking, but good.
“American Idol” Wednesdays, 7 p.m., FOX
The biggest reality show in television history returns for its 12th season with new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Randy Jackson is back for whatever reason. So far the press for this group has been all about the diva squabbles supposedly going on between judges. Either way, both “American Idol” and Simon Cowell have seen their bulbs dim since his departure. No matter who they put out there, from Ellen Degeneres to Steven Tyler to this new gang, it’s not going to be the same.
“Archer” Thursdays, 9 p.m., FX
Comedy nerds rejoice! The hilariously raunchy animated spy comedy is here for a fourth go-round. H. Jon Benjamin, who also voices Bob on “Bob’s Burgers,” is perfect at conveying that sleazy, yet sexy, vibe that women love and men envy. Creator Adam Reed has promised a “Bob’s Burgers” crossover episode this season, which just might make Internet television forums explode.
“An Idiot Abroad” Saturdays, 8 p.m., Science Channel
Ricky Gervais’ sometimes charming, sometimes embarrassing, but always amusing display of his pal Karl Pilkington continues for a third season. This time Pilkington is paired up with Warwick Davis as they follow Marco Polo’s journey from Italy to China. The always-cackling Gervais and cocreator Stephen Merchant figured the only way to top the first two seasons of Pilkington travelling the world alone would be to pair him up. Naturally they put the molasses-slow, yet weirdly brilliant man with the world’s second most famous dwarf actor, Davis.
Terri Lee exhibit showcases frightening generation gap IAN TREDWAY | dn
Stripes, bombers and florals: 2013 fashion sets the stage for comebacks tyler keown History is important, scary parts and all. I was a bit disinterested in learning that the Nebraska Museum had an exhibit dedicated to the Terri Lee doll company. I was a bit scared when I walked in and saw dozens of dolls staring back. “The Best-Dressed Doll in the World: Nebraska’s Own Terri Lee” opened early last month and will be available for free to visit until Sept. 1. That’s a good chunk of time for you to stop by the museum and see it, but in case you don’t, here was my experience: It’s an old cliche, large quantities of dolls being considered creepy. It’s also an accurate one.
From sheer to peeka-boo, the new year looks ripe with potential wardrobe trends morgan spiehs | dn
Terri Lee’s artistic dolls will be on display at Lincoln’s Nebraska Museum through September as part of the “The Best-Dressed Doll in the World” exhibit. The exhibition is free for visitors. Walking around the exhibit, it’s hard not to feel a bit unsettled. Each doll has the same face with slight alterations in the face paint, meaning each doll has a mile-long stare and no
smile. They stand shoulder-toshoulder, gazing straight ahead as though you’ve disappointed them in some way.
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ingrid holmquist DN Before 2013 gets too long in the tooth, let’s consider some fashion trends we might see this year. It’s tough to know which might hold on for a season and which wardrobe staples could linger for a decade, but looking ahead to late winter, spring and summer, don’t be surprised if you see these patterns and outfits popping up on
your way to class.
The hero graphic worn by candy canes is making a comeback in closets this 2013. Notable fashion blogs and designers are screaming, “Stripes Spring 2013.” Vertical, horizontal, chevron, curved – all sorts of stripes are walking big-name runways. The design is a simple statement-maker.
The cutout fad has been popular for some time now. The trend is frequenting, most commonly, the backs of dresses and blouses, as well as shoulder cutouts. This year, however, the cutout is venturing north to the stomach. The
peek-a-boo midriff shows just a sliver of tummy. Much like a promiscuous ’90s prom gown, sophisticated dresses and shirts show a secret edge by having a hint of stomach skin exposed. Pairing maxi skirts with midriff tops is another way to rock this trend.
This 2013 prediction leaves little to the imagination while still evoking a sort of “fully-clothed look.” It can be, if done right, sophisticated and seductive at the same time. However, if done wrong, it can be just plain slutty. Proceed with caution.
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monday, January 14, 2013
‘Gangster Squad’ squanders cast, plot for awkward video game aesthetic Near-parody mobster film takes senselessly stony look at LA crimefighters
over and over this winter with the trite action movies from Schwarzenegger, Willis and Stallone. Gratuitous violence isn’t the only similarity to video games. For one, “Gangster Squad” looks like it’s being played on chance solem-Pfeifer Xbox or PS3 with sudden bouts dn of predictable action that give way to comic freeze frames or If you can imagine a 12-year-old slow motion when the audience rewriting “LA Confidential,” you is supposed to know things are can imagine “Gangster Squad.” getting important. The new film from Ruben The film suffers further Fleischer (“Zombieland,” “30 from its exposition-only nar“ZERO THIRTY” Minutes or Less”) gets allDARK the rative strategy, where every sedans, fedoras, suspenders moment (graciously summing and big band music, but moves STARRING Jessicaless Chastin, than two hours) serves forward with all Joel the reason and only to advance the plot. Still Edgerton attentiveness of a haywire tomthe destiny of the story is pre- “GANGSTER SQUAD” my gun. The result is a violent, determined by preposterous acBY Kathryn expository mob DIRECTED movie with a tion cliché, made all the more STARRING Josh Brolin, Ryan Bigelow swath of cartoonish characters. noticeable by the fact that it Gosling, Sean Penn By 1949 former East Coast treats these clichés (e.g. O’Mara gangster Mickey Cohen (Sean throwing aside his gun to have DIRECTED BY Ruben Penn) has become the criminal a climactic fist fight with Coforce in Los Angeles, much to hen) as though they were rev- Fleischer the displeasure of the few un- elations in costume drama. corrupted men left in law enIt could be the biggest forcement, namely Sgt. John waste of an ensemble cast since As obvious as every move O’Mara (Josh Brolin), who, be- “Ocean’s Twelve.” Or, to stay in the film makes is, it’s hopecause he fought in WWII, is a lessly unable to account for theme, “Hollywoodland.” deeply noble man anything it does on a broad Brolin is (the first of many scale. Mickey Cohen claims, at gravely one strange contextual least five times, that he wants dimensionIt could be oversights). At the al – a good to “own” Los Angeles without the biggest request of Police any explanation of what that man because Chief Bill Parkmeans. We could infer evil or his voiceover waste of an er (Nick Nolte), greed because Penn’s characsays he is. ensemble cast O’Mara forms an ter likes to hurt people and run Nick Nolte elite anti-organized dope, but it’s supposed to be acts as little since “Ocean’s crime taskforce Cohen’s crime philosophy that more than a Twelve.” Or, to charged with eninstigates the entire plot of the gruff megagaging in guerilla film. For as much soliloquy as phone for stay in theme, war with Cohen’s we get from Penn (from underannouncing empire. The Gang“Hollywoodland.” neath his crusty makeup), all what part of ster Squad collects the plot arc it the audience can infer is that an aging pistohe’s violent and likes to talk is. Ryan Gosleer (Robert Patrick), a noble, about it as though he’s cutting ling, who borders on a bright fast-talking, knife-throwing spot with his wit and charm, the ribbon on a chain of suit African-American cop (Analmost belongs in a different stores he’s opening. And, for thony Mackie), a skeptical tech as many times as Brolin says movie about a handsome man, genius (Giovanni Ribisi), and walking tipsy around the streets Gangster Squad should take no semi-drunken lothario (Ryan prisoners, they don’t kill anyof Los Angeles, trying on suits Gosling) in a crop of type-charand “SMELLS sexual partners. Anthony LIKE GOODone, just as cartoon bad guys acters so ridiculous, the audidisappear from punching. Mackie and Michael Pena are NEWS” ence has to wonder if Fleischer In these two crucial instanccompletely wasted, treated as is lampooning cops and robber es, the overzealous rhetoric of token honorable black and Hismovies or making one. Jonny Quest panicBlack assistants to an otherwise the movie bears no relation to Calling “Gangster Squad” a white cause. Emma Stone, as the details of the story: linchpin “video game movie” might be the classic “damsel in the red examples of a film that from its an insult to games that do well dress” figure, is under-utilized cornerstones confuses ill-conwith setting and story, but it and can’t say anything about ceived mythology with reason. is just a projection of a certain arts@ her stakes in the film because aesthetic (1950s Los Angeles) dailynebraskan.com her only real lines come as pilon twitter @ on to a shoot-em-up, revenge low talk with Gosling. dnartsdesk story that will be played out And then there’s Penn.
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ captures fear, obsession
this week in ART & lITERATURE
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At last week’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards, director Kathryn Bigelow was asked about the controversy surrounding her film’s depiction of torture. “Depiction is not endorsement, and if it was, no artist could ever portray inhumane practices,” she said. While that is a true statement, Bigelow and writer Mark Boal make it quite clear through the first act of when: Jan. 2-29 “Zero Dark Thirty” that the use of torwhere: The Burkholder ture, including the notorious practice “ZERO DARK THIRTY” of water boarding, eventually helped Project, the CIA track down Osama Bin Laden. 719 P St. STARRING Jessica Chastin, The torture issue is making news right how much: free now, but in the future, all the talk will Joel Edgerton “GANGSTE be about the film’s ability to show what it was like to live in this decade DIRECTED BY Kathryn STARRING Josh of fear. Bigelow There are a few gruesome scenes Gosling, Sea early in the film, but Bigelow’s approach never changes throughout the DIRECTED BY Ru film. Torture scenes aren’t there for so eventually, we see Maya leading inFleischer terrogations and delivering orders for some kind of sick American revenge fantasy, and they aren’t there as a shot more water boarding. Weakness and against Bush and Cheney. They’re failure are not options in the world of when: Thursday, 6:30 there because it happened. “Zero Dark “Zero Dark Thirty.” p.m. Eventually we get to the climax, Thirty” is interested in the facts, with where Seal Team Six invades Bin Ladsome expertise movie magic thrown where: Lux Center for en’s Pakistani compound and Ameriin. the Arts cans ultimately rejoice. The real meat The entire film is a masterpiece in 2601 N. 48th St. of the film is in the process of how we deliberate storytelling. It begins with how much: free a gut punch. A black screen leads to even got to that point. Pouring over endless names, faces and data isn’t as audio clips of emergency calls from sexy as scaling walls and shooting terpeople trapped in the World Trade rorists, but Bigelow makes it equally Center. To begin the film this way is emotionally impactful and gives view- enthralling. “Zero Dark Thirty” feels akin to David Fincher’s “Zodiac,” a ers a sense of perspective as to why the film was made. We’re then transported film that was also more interested in to 2003 and introduced to Maya (Jes- the psychological obsession of its main character than with the serial killer he sica Chastain), the new CIA operative was chasing. Maya’s obsession with in charge of finding Bin Laden and our finding Bin Laden wears on her, and surrogate into this complex world. when: showing until the few glimpses we get into her perChastain does a tremendous job June, 2 2013 sonal life reveal isolation, which Maya of showing character growth in a film where: International counters with even more work. that’s not really interested in characHopefully the consternation surters. We don’t get or need any kind of Quilt Study Center & perfunctory back story or knowledge rounding the torture shown onscreen Museum will dissipate soon so people can focus of Maya’s past; Chastain’s perforhow much: free on the cinematic value of “Zero Dark mance does it all “ZERO for us. It’s clear from THIRTY” DARK her dealings with her superiors that Thirty.” It has some tough scenes to sit “SMELLS LIKE GOOD through, but it’s worth seeing as soon she’s used to kicking ass toJessica get what Chastin, STARRING she wants. As a woman in her position, as possible. It’s not only a reminder NEWS” Joel with Edgerton of how lucky we are to enjoy the freeshe’s initially treated bemused “GANGSTER SQUAD” amazement at her demeanor, but as doms we do, but it’s a reminder of how Black in Jonny Quest DIRECTED Kathryn other characters get used toBY her, they a piece of art can capture a moment STARRING Josh Brolin, Ryan come to expect and admire her Bigelow fierce- time. In the future, when our children Gosling, Sean Penn and grandchildren ask what it was ness. Her hardened exterior is tested like to live in an era of insecurity and and confidence shaken, however, with DIRECTED BY Ruben the Detainee Program, the CIA’s politi- unrest, “Zero Dark Thirty” is a perfect place to start. cally correct label for torture. The film Fleischer arts@ takes place over an eight-year period dailynebraskan.com
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Black Jonny Quest offers distinctive hip-hop sampling jordan bates dn Though they’ll never know it, Ron Burgundy, Mickey Mantle and Charlie Sheen all have one important thing in common. They’re all referenced in “Smells Like Good News,” the new EP from Omahabased hip-hop artist Black Jonny Quest. Newcomers to Jonny and fans alike will not be disappointed by the soulful smoothness and lyrical complexity of “Smells Like Good News.” The new EP features relaxing, zestful beats complimented by Quest’s effortless flow and signature wit. With seven tracks total and two skits, “Smells Like Good News” is a quick listen. It feels like an appetizer, albeit an appetizer with flavors forceful enough to assure you of the restaurant’s merits. This EP has an attractive continuity to it
that becomes increasingly evident on first listen. Each successive cut builds upon and plays off the previous, as well as the rest of the album. No single track feels forced or lacking. Instrumentally, the EP incorporates a diverse sonic range without feeling choppy or excessively experimental. Samples range from “Tigers Blood,” which sounds like a superhero theme song, to that of “Good News,” which is delightfully reminiscent of early Beatles tracks. Ragtime and blues influences can be heard plainly on the piano-driven “Sweet Thangs,” while the horns in “No Flowers on Venus” produce a snake-charmer-like quality. Jonny’s style and flow blend well with the wide instrumental range of the EP, testifying to his inventiveness and adaptability. His laid-back delivery is clearly influenced by his favorite emcee,
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EP Download Link You can download the “Smells Like Good News” EP at http://hearnebraska.org/content/ smells-like-good-news-black-jonny-quest-ep-download. MF Doom, though at times flashes of passion give the impression of a more braggadocios rhymer, even when he takes to singing on “Sweet Thangs.” Lyrically, “Smells Like Good News” is ambitious, incorporating tricky rhymes while mixing playful and socially conscious content. Pop culture references to Chris Farley and “The Simpsons” are clearly intended to lighten the mood, while other verses exhibit Quest’s simultaneous political intentions. In “Ron Burgundy,” he comments on the rap industry’s fe-
tishism of fame and luxury, while “Exodus” draws attention to the persistence of urban violence and offers a call for peace. Other topics on the EP include creative self-lauding and relationships, two common themes of modern rap music. All told, “Smells Like Good News” is an excellent example of modern hip-hop. The self-proclaimed “Omaha’s Geoff Chaucer,” Black Jonny Quest further solidifies his reputation as an artist with this EP. It will be a delight to watch this local talent
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continue to blossom.
Take Cover builds camaraderie, funding for local music scene madeline Christensen dn
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• Bonehart Flannigan - “I am the Decline” (The Show You hear it all the time in NebrasIs The Rainbow) ka music: It thrives because local artists’ support other local artists. • Gerardo Meza - TBA Musicians keep the community • Manny Coon - “Song Birds” (Kill County) alive by attending one another ’s • Alex Walker - “About to Rise” (Vibenhai) shows, promoting one another ’s work and spreading their love of • Daniel Dorner - “In One Day” (Orion Walsh) music with other local musicians, • Emily Bass - “St. Borromeo” (Manny Coon) whether they’re well-known or • Conner Goertzen - TBA new to the scene. • Cory Kibler - TBA That’s the inspiration behind Hear Nebraska’s concert series, • Dan Jenkins - TBA Take Cover. A handful of local • Professor Plum - TBA musicians cover one another’s • Ian Aeillo - “I Love Nebraska” (Ginger Ten Bensel) songs all on the same night. The Lincoln version of the • Gene Hogan - “Before the Night is Over” - (Icarian Bird) event will be held Saturday at the • Green Trees - TBA Zoo Bar. There will be a $5 cover. • Luke Polipnick - TBA “It’s partly a fundraiser for • Josh Miller - TBA Hear Nebraska and partly a way for Nebraskans to appreciate oth• Pat Bradley - TBA er Nebraskans through covered songs,” said Michael Todd, Hear Nebraska’s managing editor. stay the same as last year: Each Hear Nebraska is a nonprofit if you go organization geared toward culti- musician will perform one original song and cover a second by vating Nebraska’s own music and Take Cover - Lincoln arts community through numerous another Nebraska-based artist they admire. events, promotions when: Saturday, 9 p.m. Local musiand its website, where: The Zoo Bar, 136 Every now cian Jon Dell, better HearNebraska.org. N. 14th St. In light of a and then it’s known as Bonehart how much: $5 (at the Flannigan on stage, successful inauguchose The Show is ral version of Take nice to be able to door), 21+ the Rainbow’s “I Cover in both Lin- pass the blame Take Cover - Omaha Am the Decline” to coln and Omaha when: Friday, 9 p.m. last year, Hear Ne- for why your show perform on Saturday. braska is ready for was that bad.” where: The Sydney, 5918 “I really just round two. Maple St. wanted to see if I “It’s important jon dell how much: $5 (at the could make one for the local mubonehart flannigan of Darren’s (Keen) sic scene because door), 21+ songs sound worse you might know than it did to begin someone who’s playing, but you might discover with,” Dell said. “It was pretty Nebraska. But he’s also in it for a a new Nebraskan artist because challenging, actually.” good time. Dell said he’s happy to be a they covered one of their songs,” “Every now and then, it’s nice part of Take Cover because of the Todd said. to be able to pass the blame for The format of Take Cover will much-deserved funding for Hear
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why your show was that bad,” he said. Lincoln folk artist Daniel Dorner is set to cover “In One Day” by Orion Walsh. “It’s a really well-written song – I really like the chord progression,” Dorner said. “It’s also a pretty religious song – and I’m not particularly religious – but the lyrics are great. I wanted to put my own twist on it and see what I could do.” Dorner said he was more than
happy to perform at Take Cover out of support for Hear Nebraska. “I really like what Hear Nebraska stands for,” he said. “Anything I can do to perpetuate that message I’m glad to be a part of.” Dorner also added that for the local music scene, the concert series is great for exposure. “You might get in the habit of listening to the same one or two bands,” Dorner said. “That’s why it’s great that there will be so
many local artists in one place.” Not to mention the Nebraska music scene is a great thing to be a part of, Dorner said. “Take Cover is important to the Nebraska music scene because it really builds camaraderie,” Dorner added. “It makes you feel like you’re part of something bigger than just your band or your song.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com
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dolls: from 5 I didn’t like it. Terri Lee Dolls opened in Lincoln in the late 1940s and caught on, becoming “one of the most prized possessions of the Baby Boomer generation” and occupying a “sacred space in the hearts of many women who grew up in the 1940s and 1950s.” The multiple sections of the exhibit highlighted the different parts of the company’s roller coaster history. One section contained 20 dolls, all with slight variations in face paint. Beneath each doll was its name. Seventeen were named “Terri Lee.” The other three were “Jerri Lee.” I began to construct a Seussian story in my head about the Terri Lees and the Jerri Lees and how they hated each other even though they looked exactly the same, and it was this whole allegorical thing about race, but then I noticed the dozens of dolls staring at me again and lost my train of thought. After that, I saw a blurry picture of a girl holding a doll. Below it read, “I didn’t realize what an impact this doll had on me until I saw this picture, and I had a good cry.” I’m not sure who said it. I’m even less sure about what happened that would make someone cry when they see a picture of themselves holding a doll as a child. Getting progressively creepier, there was a section dedicated to the smaller version of the Terri Lee dolls, appropriately called “Tiny Terri Lees.” The section went on to explain how they didn’t catch on as well. I looked at the dolls and quickly realized why. Because of the small size of their eyes, it must’ve been difficult to paint them with details. The end re-
sult is a set of eyes that at first glance, appear to be all black. Couple this with the smaller, imp-like design and the things are spooky. Fun side note to break up this Stephen King-esque parade: There are only three Terri Lee silver mink coats (designed to be worn on the doll) in existence and one happens to be at the Nebraska Museum. Neat stuff. Back to the horror. The scariest section of the exhibit was easily the one dedicated to dolls that had “suffered deterioration.” What this translates to is three naked dolls lying in a glass case, their paint cracked and chipped off. One had one eye. Another held a small white flower in its hand. It was a scene better fit for a morgue. If it were the 1950s, doll owners, coined “Little Mothers” by Terri Lee marketing, could send broken dolls to the Terri Lee Doll Hospital to be repaired. The museum described the process, mentioning that dolls that needed to be re-wigged usually received entire new heads, not unlike how actual hospitals work. Unfortunately, it’s 2013 and these dolls sat deteriorated and non-hospitalized. It was this section that marked the end of my visit to the exhibit, ready to step back into any room that didn’t contain more of these dolls. I recognize, of course, that times and generations are different. What frightens me now was adorable to those in the 1950s, and I’m sure the opposite is true in many other situations. It’s just hard to imagine a world where everyone was hankering to have these unblinking “toys” in their homes. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
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The doll designs of native Nebraskan Terri Lee harken back to a popular 1940s and 1950s aesthetic. The dolls and information about Lee’s work are currently on display at the Nebraska Museum. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
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men’s bball: from 10
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Stacy Underwood constructs one of her shooters during a match at the Nebraska Rifle Range. The Huskers fell to Air Force to drop to 8-4 on the year, despite gaining their highest point total of the season.
Air Force overwhelms NU Huskers match season-high score despite loss staff report dn The No. 7 Nebraska rifle team fell short of its ninth victory of the season against No. 11 Air Force Saturday, falling to the Falcons 4,6584,643 at the Nebraska Rifle Range in Lincoln. The Huskers dropped to 8-4 but equaled their best score of the season in the 15-point loss. “That’s really a small error. It was very close,” Husker coach Stacy Underwood said. “But Air Force did
a great job. They had a great performance in smallbore. Entered air rifle with a lead and just maintained that lead.” After the smallbore, Air Force led by eight – 2,311-2,303 – and outscored the Huskers by seven in air rifle to keep control of the match. Underwood said a few changes could have swung the match in a different direction, but she was pleased that her team shot its high score – even though she expected more. “We’ve been training definitely at a higher level,” Underwood said. Nebraska senior Janine Dutton led Nebraska in both the smallbore competition and the air rifle portion of the match. Dutton and freshman Denise Martin scored
Hansen, who scored 569 in air rifle. 580 in smallbore, and Dutton fin“For it being the first match ished with 589 points in air rifle. “I think Janine has just been back with limited training, our team performed very steady this well,” Underwood year and very conFor it being said. “From here sistent,” Underon out, the road wood said. “She the first only gets more chalreally worked on lenging. In order to a few things. She match back, our reach our peak pomade it a point and team performed tential, we are going made a goal to reto have to step out ally work on small- well.” of our comfort zone, bore and be a conStacy underwood trust our training tributing member nebraska rifle coach and believe in the of the team.” possibility of what Senior Katelyn we can achieve toWoltersdorf ended gether.” with scores of 585 in air rifle and The Huskers will compete 570 in smallbore. Junior Sunny Russell was second on the team with again at West Virginia on Saturday. sports@ 573 in smallbore and scored 583 in dailynebraskan.com air rifle, as did sophomore Kelsey
women’s bball: from 10
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Nebraska coach Tim Miles barks orders during a game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. NU fell to Michigan State on Sunday.
Warmest Years in Lincoln LEADERS Points Rebounds Assists
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MSU Nix, 17 Valentine, 8 Appling, 9
Tim Miles’ halftime tweet Tim Miles @Coach Miles That was a great first half of basketball, but it is going to take another great second half for the Huskers to win.
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Nebraska coach Connie Yori teaches sophomore Tear’a Laudermill during a game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Yori’s Huskers dropped to 2-2 in Big Ten play with loss to Penn State on Sunday. “I thought when it was a halfcourt game, we were fine,” Yori said. “The problem was when we turned it over. We knew coming in that this is what Penn State likes to do. They like to hound the ball, they like to pressure it, they’re going to reach, they’re going to try to deflect the ball away from us, and they did, we just didn’t do a very good job of handling that overall.” Nebraska came out of the gate swinging, building a 10-5 lead just four minutes into the game. For the next 10 minutes, the Husker woman traded punches and the lead with the Nittany Lions. A huge boost offensively from Emily Cady,
I thought when it was a half-court game, we were fine. The problem was when we turned it over.”
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who led the team with 17 points kept the hopes of an upset within reach. But as the half winded down, Penn State began to flex its muscles. Taking advantage of Nebraska’s 19 turnovers in the game, Penn State finished the half on a 14-4 run and a 40-27 lead. Even more beneficial for
the Nittany Lions was the momentum swing they took when Bentley hit a half-court buzzer beater before heading to the locker room. “They had extended (the lead) all the way to 10, we had a chance to take it from 10 to eight or seven,” Yori said about the closing minutes of the first half. “We turn it over,
when they already had leads. opponents – No. 11 Dan Yates of “We really emphasize staying Michigan and No. 9 Lee Munster aggressive,” Manof Northwestern ning said. “Being – to extend his I saw him aggressive putting winning streak to big points on the 19 matches and being board, and those improve to 24-1 aggressive, not bonus points are on the season. No. going to be impor8 Ihnen returned being tentative.” tant.” after missing the N e b r a s k a Huskers’ previsophomore James ous contest and mark manning husker wrestling coach Green, ranked scored two majorseventh in the decision victories country, returned in the meets. Manning said Kokesh and Ih- to action after missing more nen kept their intensity up even than a month for an injury. His
two victories over the weekend included a 9-8 upset victory against No. 2 Jason Welch of Northwestern, who defeated Green last year. “James wasn’t happy with his performance on Friday night, and he was a lot better kid Saturday night,” Manning said. “We knew James had that in him.” With victories on back to back nights on the road against ranked teams, the Huskers improved to 8-3 for the season and 2-2 in Big Ten duels – and set a tone for the rest of their season. “Our guys are starting to cre-
then Alex Bentley hits the halfcourt shot to make it 13. It’s not a back breaker by any means, but it also gave them a lot of momentum going into the half. I thought we went blow for blow with them in the first half up until that last half of the game.” As it turns out, Penn State was able to build from Bentley’s halftime buzzer beater into the second half. Penn State quickly put the game out of reach after the break. The loss gives Nebraska a 12-5 (2-2 Big Ten) record, while Penn State remains unbeaten in the conference (3-0) and 13-2 overall. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
wrestling: from 10 ate an identity for themselves,” Manning said. “All 10 guys wrestled hard, and we’re still making some mistakes, but we’re getting better.” Look no further than Nagel, who entered the weekend with a record of 6-9 before earning a pin with his Huskers on the brink in Michigan. “I just went out there and was just going to put it on the line for seven minutes,” Nagel said, “and I came up with the big points that saved us the duel.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
undergo season-ending surgery because of a left knee injury. The bad news didn’t stop there. The team’s starting big man Brandon Ubel was forced to sit out with an elbow injury the senior forward suffered in the final minutes of Nebraska’s last game against No. 2 Michigan. Although they were unable to pull out the win, Husker coach Tim Miles said he was impressed with his team’s efforts given the odd circumstances. “Our guys battled hard,” he said. “That was a tough loss for us.” With the blow from Ubel’s injury, the Huskers knew they’d need a major contribution in the paint from senior center Andre Almeida. After playing just 10 minutes in Nebraska’s previous two matchups, the 314-pound senior was due for a dazzling performance. However, the opposite effect would occur when Almeida began the game with a pair of unlucky missed shots and two early fouls. Freshman Shavon Shields, however, would go on to anchor the offense the first minutes of the game, shooting 4-for-5 from the filed to tie it early at 10 points apiece. The guard continued his strong shooting from the floor giving the Huskers its first lead, 18-17, with 9:23 left in the first half. Shields finished the half with nine points, while dishing two assists. Rivers also showed off his shooting range, leading the Huskers with 12 points before the heading to the locker room tied at 32 apiece with the Spartans. Miles felt pleased with his team’s poise against its 18thranked counterparts. “You have to be able to just battle, stay with the course we’ll be okay,” he said. Like the tail end of the first half, lead changes seemed to
plague the second half. Senior guard Dylan Talley anchored the Husker offense tallying 10 of his total 17 points after halftime. But the Spartans shot better as well. After an injury sat MSU leading scorer and sophomore Brandon Dawson for nearly 10 minutes, senior center Derrick Nix and Adreian Payne led the Michigan State forefront with 14 and 17 points respectively. Nebraska kept its composure well until two minutes to play down 55-54. But late fouls, including a fifth and final by Almeida for an early exit, assisted Michigan State to a final 10-point victory against the Huskers. Although Michigan State escaped with the win, coach Tom Izzo said he left Sunday’s game impressed with the away team. “They played harder than us, they coached better than us and probably deserved to win the game in every way,” he said. “They did a hell of a job and made some shots that they don’t usually make from the guard positions.” Besides Rivers’ 18 points and Talley’s 17, senior guard Ray Gallegos also added 12 points, including five rebounds. Despite having the winless record in conference play, Miles said there were things to be optimistic about. One includes scoring more than its total 34 in the team’s last visit to East Lansing, Mich., a year ago. “We scored 56 points,” Miles said. “Most people probably thought we’d score 36 tonight. A lot of good things went on just not enough to win.” The team finished with its highest total score and shooting performance, 39.7 percent, since its 68-59 win against Nicholls State, Dec. 29, when they shot for 45.8 percent. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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track and field
New Huskers show off in first home meet Nebraska wins 2 meets with a host of first-year athletes
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Patricia Veresova returns an opponent’s shot at the Nebraska Tennis Complex earlier this season. Veresova and the Huskers swept Eastern Michigan at home this weekend.
Nebraska starts strong in win Husker women dominate to kick off the spring portion of their season Zach Tegler DN After the Nebraska women’s tennis team’s 7-0 sweep of Eastern Michigan, Nebraska coach Scott Jacobson discussed the importance of the little things with his squad. Body language. Demeanor. Team chemistry. The No. 17 Huskers had all three working Saturday against the Eagles. “I thought we saw good energy,” Jacobson said. “I thought for the most part our body language was good, and I think we have kids that really love and care for each other.” The Huskers took a few games to kick the energy up in the duel – their first competition since October – against Eastern Michigan, which played Friday against Nebraska-Kearney. “We started a little slower be-
cause it was our first match,” Nebraska senior Patricia Veresova said of her No. 1 doubles match with Mary Weatherholt. “We gained our confidence pretty fast.” Veresova and fellow senior Weatherholt ended up cruising to an 8-3 victory. Seniors Janine Weinreich and Stefanie Weinstein won the final five games of their eightgame pro set to win the No. 2 doubles match 8-2. That win clinched the doubles point for Nebraska, and the third doubles match was discontinued with Huskers Izabella Zgierska and Maggy Lehmicke leading 6-4. “It’s not that disappointing,” Lehmicke said. “I feel like we had pretty good control of the match at the end.” Lehmicke, a freshman making her debut for the Huskers, moved past her canceled doubles match to lead off singles play with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 5 singles. “I think I got most of the nerves out in doubles,” Lehmicke said. “I tried to just keep myself pumped up and hit out on the ball, not tighten up too quickly. I think that helped.” After her match, Jacobson congratulated Lehmicke on her first
at No. 3 singles and No. 4 singles, collegiate victory. respectively, then Zgierska gutted “Because of the score, and I feel like I handled it pretty well,” the closest set of the duel to win No. 6 singles 6-0, 7-5, and comLehmicke said, “there’s not too plete the sweep. much criticism by him.” “The only thing you can reWeatherholt followed with a ally ask of kids on 6-2, 6-1 win at your team is go out No. 2 singles, They get there and give your then at No. 1 best effort and have singles, Veresova along a positive attitude,” countered her Jacobson said. “And slow start in dou- and they enjoy at all six positions in bles with a quick working hard singles today, we saw one in singles. for each other.” that, and we saw it in In the first the doubles as well.” set, she jumped scott jacobson Jacobson added to a 4-0 lead nu women’s tennis coach that this year ’s Eagles against Eastern are one of the best Michigan’s Nino Eastern Michigan Mebuke. Mebuke won two games toward the end of teams he has seen – NU and EMU the set, elongating points and frus- meet every year – and the Husktrating Versova. But Veresova end- ers did the little things right on ed the set with an emphatic serve their way to a shutout. “We talked about team dyand volley to regain momentum. “I maybe look frustrated, but I namic and team chemistry and just compete the same,” Veresova how important that is to the sucsaid. “It’s just who I am. I play cess of your season,” Jacobson said. “They get along, and they every ball the same, but of course I was confident going into the sec- enjoy working hard for each other. That’s the potential for greatond set.” She took a 4-0 lead in the sec- ness.” SPORTS@ ond set as well and won 6-2, 6-2. DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM Weinstein and Weinreich won
tles the day before, the Huskers added 15 total titles Saturday. Freshman Cody Rush, who won multiple events in high school in class B state for Grand Island Northwest, started things off early when he won the 400-meter dash. Though it Matt Duren was the Huskers first meet after dn a three-week break, he thought things turned out well. The Husker track and field “A lot of the facilities were team got off on the right foot to limited during the break, so it start its season at the Bob Dev- was kind of on us to condition,” aney Sports Center indoor track Rush said. “But with it being our this past weekend in Lincoln. first meet, I think we did a good The Huskers opened their job.” season on Friday night with The Huskers came out of the Holiday Inn Invitational, the meet injury free, said Rush, which continued on but he did mention Saturday. Nebraska shaking off the rust – picked fourth in the would be key for imnational dual meet proving the team. rankings – recorded “Shaking off the eight event titles Frirust is one thing day night. you worry about A couple newafter the break, but comers paved the everyone put up way for the Huskers. pretty good times,” Freshman Kari Rush said. “We Heck had a great start did a good job this to her career, winning weekend, and will the women’s long continue to impepin jump with a mark of prove.” 18 feet, 8 and a half Coach Pepin inches. Fellow Huskagreed with his freshman runers Anna Weigandt, Anne Marner. tin and Kara Mostoller followed “Absolutely there was rust,” close behind. Nebraska coach Pepin said. “Before the break, Gary Pepin was pleased with most were in good shape. But Heck’s performance. then you go on break and some “Kari is a versatile athlete,” come back in good shape or not Pepin said. “She did very well in in the same shape they left with.” high school, being a state chamJunior James White made a pion. She can bring name for himself at a lot to the table for the Devaney Center us.” Saturday afternoon. Another newHe won the high comer, senior Janis jump with an indoor Leitis, from Latvia, personal best leap of won the men’s long 7 feet, 5.25 inches, jump with a mark of the fifth best all-time 24 feet, 11.75 inchin the Nebraska rees. Patrick Raedler cord books. came in second with Coach Pepin sees a jump of 24 feet, 10 the first meet as a inches. stepping stone. “He was an rush “Each meet gets Olympic athlete tougher, and we and can do a lot of have to continue to things,” Pepin said of Leitis. “I improve,” he said. “We have to am not surprised at all how he get our first meet jitters out of did. He is just a great athlete.” the way, and get better. There are All-Big Ten performer way more plusses than minusTommy Brinn started his sees, though.” nior campaign by winning the The Husker track team will men’s 800-meter title with a try to continue their success time of 1:52.67. In the womnext weekend at the Devaney en’s mile, Sarah Plambeck, anCenter for meets on both Friday other Husker, won with a time and Saturday. of 5:12.31. sports@ That success continued Satdailynebraskan.com urday. After capturing eight ti-
Huskers upset No. 1 team in tournament win Nebraska bowlers come back in dramatic fashion at Mid-Winter Classic Eric Bertrand dn The No. 6 Nebraska bowling team went 10-3 to win the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark. This past weekend, the Huskers beat out the 16-team field that consisted of six top-10 ranked programs, including No. 1 Central Missouri. The top five teams to place were Nebraska, No. 1 Central Missouri, No. 7 Arkansas State, No. 3 Vanderbilt and Stephen F. Austin respectively. “We never had the lead until the very end,” said Nebraska coach Bill Straub. “The teams with bettter records than us just got their losses at the wrong time.” The win wasn’t all because of timely losses. Nebraska had the comeback spirit. The Huskers started Sunday with a loss to Central Missouri. They then went on to play and beat Vanderbilt 4-1. Their championship opponent would be Central Missouri. “It was a very thrilling championship match,” said sophomore Liz Kuhlkin. “We really showed a great display of teamwork.” The championship match was a best seven games set-up. Central Missouri took the first three games only needing one more to win. “We were as against the ropes as you can get,” said senior Kristi Mickelson. Nebraska managed to beat out Central Missouri and win four straight games to bring home the championship. “It takes a really good team to roll good for three straight days,” said Mickelson. Kuhlkin, finished fourth in the competition with a total pinfall of 1094 and was selected to the alltournament team. Close behind was senior Kristi Mickelson, who finished sixth with a total pinfall of 1070. “I had a great performance, but it was much more important to win the championship,” Kuhlkin said. Nebraska also had strong outings from sophomores Elise Bolton and Andrea Ruiz. Bolton
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Nebraska bowler Liz Kuhlkin grabs her ball during a meet earlier this season. Kuhlkin finished fourth at the Mid-Winter Classic this weekend in Arkansas to lead the NU bowling team to a tournament win the No. 1 team in the country. finished 15th in the tournament with a total pinfall of 988, and Ruiz finished 16th with a total pinfall of 975. “It feels really good to be tak-
ing this trophy back home to Lincoln right now,” Kuhlkin said. The Huskers look to continue their success from their first tournament win of the spring season
on Feb. 1 in the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas. “We need to just keep winning and keep our heads together,” Mickelson said. “I’m really
excited about this team and I’m looking forward to what the rest of the season will bring us.” Not only will Nebraska look to carry this victory with them in
the near future, but all the way to the NCAA championships in April. sports@ dailynerbraskan.com
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Nebraska falls to Michigan State despite highest scoring total in conference play
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he Nebraska basketball team shot better from the field than it had in two weeks. Three Husker players led Nebraska with doubledigit shooting performances, with its leading scorer coming from a first-time starter. And the team scored the highest it had in Big Ten play all season. But even those impressive factors weren’t enough to win as the Huskers dropped its fourth consecutive contest with a 66-56 loss to Michigan State on Sunday evening. Sophomore David Rivers made the first start of his collegiate career, leading Nebraska with a team-high 18 points. The 6-foot-7-inch forward had an 8-for-8 showing from the floor to assist the Huskers to its first tally of more than 50 in two weeks. Prior to the game, the team was given some unsettling news when they discovered junior guard Mike Peltz would have to
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Nebraska’s David Rivers drives against Kent State earlier this season at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The forward led the Huskers in scoring with 18 points. NU fell to No. 22 Micigan State 66-56 on Sunday.
Nagel leads Huskers to upset win Saturday night against No. 18 Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., Nagel earned bonus points again with a 14-6 major decision as the Huskers cruised to a 25-12 victory against the Wildcats. “I came out and I gave up a takedown right away, but I just kept going,” Nagel said. “I just Zach Tegler kept my motor running. EventuDN ally the kid couldn’t hold up.” Husker coach Mark ManWhen Shawn Nagel’s match came up Friday night in Ann Ar- ning said Nagel’s experience in big matches helped lead him to bor, Mich., the Nebraska wresa big weekend. tling team trailed Michigan by “I saw him being aggresfive. A victory in the 133-pound sive, not being tentamatch would altive, and that’s a big most certainly deal,” Manning said of clinch a victory for Nagel’s performance. the No. 11 Wolver“I’m not surprised. I ines. expected him to start But Nagel knocking on the door.” wouldn’t let that Nagel used the happen. The Nemore aggressive mindbraska junior set to earn 11 points for didn’t just win the Nebraska in the two match – he gave duels. his Huskers the “Coach Manning lead. and coach (Jason) Powwrest Nagel pinned ell have just been workMichigan’s Rossi ing out with me on just Bruno, then Necoming out like a fireball and braska senior Ridge Kiley upset just going from there,” Nagel No. 18 Camryn Jackson at 141 pounds, and the No. 17 Husk- said. “It’s really been working ers held on to defeat Michigan out for me.” Sophomore 174-pounder 20-19. Robert Kokesh and senior “I wasn’t really paying at184-pounder Josh Ihnen also tention to the score of the duel before I went to my match,” turned in strong weekends for the Huskers. Kokesh, No. 4 in Nagel said. “Looking back on it, the nation, defeated two ranked it’s huge. It really put our team in a position where we could finish out the duel on top.” wrestling: see page 8
No. 17 Nebraska knocks off No. 11 Michigan in dual meet
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Sophomore Emily Cady drives around a defender at the Bob Devaney Sports Center earlier this season. The Husker sophomore led Nebraska with 17 points in a losing effort at Penn State.
Nebraska drops fifth game staff report dn It is never going to be easy to take on the No. 8 team in the nation on the road. But doing so without the size of Adrianna Maurer and depth of Brandi Jeffery hurt Nebraska’s chances to knock off No. 8 Penn State on Sunday afternoon.
The Huskers gave Penn State a fight early in the game, even taking the lead several times to start the contest, but the Nittany Lion’s quick transition offense proved to be too much, giving Penn State an 80-58 win. Without Maurer, who is out for the season, and Jeffery, out with injuries, Nebraska was outmatched. “They’ve got the interior game,
they’ve got three really good guards, and even four when they come off the bench,” Nebraska coach Connie Yori said in a radio interview following the game. “Alex Bentley I thought was phenomenal today. She played a really good floor game for them. I thought she was absolutely their key to the game.” Bentley finished the game with
19 points, but did the most destruction to Nebraska on defense, recording five steals and a block. Bentley’s ability to control Penn State’s rapid style of play and her active defensive style, thrown in with Maggie Lucas’ 19 points set Penn State apart from the now 12-5 Huskers.
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