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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dear reader, Everyone gets stressed. It’s a part of college, and frankly, finding healthy ways to deal with it has been one of my biggest struggles throughout my two years here. Back in high school, my go-to method was to hop down to my basement and start playing my guitar. It was fun, it was fast and it was loud. Whatever piece of gossip or math problem that was bothering me went away in the first few chords I would play. I also began to write songs about the stuff I couldn’t just shake off. It was therapeutic and really got me through a lot of high school. However, once I got to college, that time began to evaporate. Sure, I still played my guitar when I could, but that was taken up by schoolwork, hanging out with friends and my roommate being in the room at the same time. I wrote a few songs, but nothing compared to my old output of material. I didn’t have anyone to share these songs with either, as the fellow members of my high school band were all hundreds of miles away. I didn’t have the time or the creative juices going. This year, things changed. I got my own room. For the first time in my life, I had a

space that was all my own that no one could enter unexpectedly and distract me from the creative process. My creative output exploded. I was writing songs left and right. I also began to feel calmer and less stressed. Even as my life got busier and busier, I was more at ease. Even better, I finally found a group of people to consistently jam with. Back in the day, practicing with my band created some of my most cherished memories. Sometimes, we got distracted and didn’t play as much music at these practices, but the camaraderie was totally worth it. Now with increased responsibility at The Daily Nebraskan, I hope playing my guitar and writing more songs will keep me levelheaded this semester. Maybe now if I seem angry, people should just ask me to write more songs. It’s helped me so much so far. Cheers,

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Harassment allegations draw protesters

Ellis Clopton and Noah Johnson dn staff writers

Activists and demonstrators came together on the afternoon of Jan. 28 in response to allegations of harassment from students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The protestors initially met in front of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, otherwise known as FIJI, located on 1425 R St. Lincoln citizen Marvin Bennick was one of the first activists to arrive, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and carrying a sign comparing Donald Trump to a Nazi being bayoneted.

“It is important for people to speak out and let it be known that it is unacceptable,” Bennick said in reference to the alleged harassment that occurred during the Women’s March on Lincoln on Jan. 21. Bennick said he hopes that students are held accountable for their actions, citing alleged reports of students yelling “no means yes” and other harassing comments towards those marching. Protesters, wearing all black and concealing their faces with masks, dipped tampons into red paint and threw them onto FIJI’s front lawn. University police responded by informing the activists that they would not be

allowed onto the lawn. The officers also informed them that they were littering. As more members joined, the demonstrators crossed the street to address multiple onlookers who congregated around the steps leading into the south side of the Nebraska Union. The group began to chant “F--- FIJI” to the crowd, presumably believing some of the male students onlooking to be members of the fraternity. The group of a couple dozen protesters approached the onlookers, who gathered across the street near the Nebraska Union. For much of the demonstration, onlookers outnumbered active protesters. There was

zach henke | dn Marvin Bennick (left) holds a sign while standing outside Phi Gamma Delta’s fraternity house during a protest on Jan. 28, 2017, in Lincoln, Neb.

also a strong police presence throughout the demonstration, with no fewer than a dozen officers patrolling the area. Demonstrators addressed individual members in the crowd, calling them “little rich white kids.” The demonstrators then advanced to the top of the south steps of the Union toward the doors where two University of NebraskaLincoln students, Tia Rasmussen and Aida Goitom, confronted the protesters. Rasmussen and Goitom argued that their method of demonstration was ineffective, but were shouted down by the group, who believed the two were trying to censor them. Rasmussen addressed them, stating “I support what you’re doing and the fight but this is not the way to do it.” One protester responded, stating “We are leftists, this is what we do.” Rasmussen commented on the protest following her confrontation with demonstrators. “It is important to fight for women’s health issues,” Rasmussen said. “This is a great idea and I’m glad everyone is standing in solidarity. They are protesting and that is right but there needs to be a dialogue.” Goitom said she agreed with the ideals of the activists, but disagreed with their militantancy. She took issue against the threats of violence against several male students. “The way it looks now is that I’m against them, but I’m not against them,” Goitom said. “The only way to eradicate rape culture is to start at the basis.” Goitom also raised concern about the radicalization of liberal factions. “It just creates a strong dichotomy between those people who are so deeply in the rape culture they don’t even understand that they’re in it and the people who are trying to fight it,” Goita said. “It becomes us against them instead of all of us working together to end it.” One of the demonstrators, Marisol Herling, said she felt she had a responsibility to take matters into her own hands when it comes to addressing rape culture. “The university isn’t going to do anything; they are letting it go like they always do,” Herling said. “We have to show that we are not alright with it,” Herling said she believed the protest accomplished its goals. “It is starting conversations and bringing

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awareness,” Herling said. “We are starting conversations that would not be happening if we did not come out here today.” Several students engaged with the group, discussing a range of topics including rape culture, the allegations of assault and the militancy of the demonstration. Abbie Austin, a junior, said she was sexually harassed by a student on campus. “The perpetuation of rape culture will keep happening unless we stand up against it,” Austin said. About a half hour after the demonstration began, two police cruisers began to drive around the block as the group gath-

ered to march through campus. Demonstrators chanted “Yes means yes,” “No means no,” and “Hey, ho, patriarchy’s got to go.” Later, they moved into the Union and sat down on a landing near the University Bookstore. The group spoke out against rape culture and encouraged activism in all forms. They condemned neutrality from bystanders. The event concluded on the corner of R and 14th streets. The activists raised their fists in the air and encouraged each other to continue their activism into the future. NEWS @ DAILYNEBRASKAN . COM

zach henke | dn A group of protestors dip tampons into red paint before tossing them onto the sidewalk leading up to Phi Gamma Delta’s fraternity house.

zach henke | dn Protestors wear masks and hold up flags while speaking with students standing outside of the Union on Jan. 28, 2017.


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Nebraska falling victim to ‘brain drain’ Jim Walsh dn staff writer

When it comes to retaining a highly educated workforce, Nebraska is letting people slip through its fingers. Aside from UNL, which posts high percentages of grads who wish to stay in the state, Nebraska’s net loss of college-educated workers—called the brain drain—is measurable in the thousands and increasing. Between 2005 and 2010, which included the Great Recession, the state saw a net loss of 5,520 people holding college degrees. That number nearly doubled between 2011 and 2015, when 11,640 college graduates left, according to the latest Census data. University of Nebraska-Lincoln students are doing their part to turn this brain drain into a brain gain. In graduation survey responses, 52.5 percent of graduates with a bachelor’s degree reported employment and of those, 74.5 percent opted to work in Nebraska. This digs at a fundamental issue facing the state’s brain drain issue: employment.

Sixty percent of employers prefer those who have gained experience through an internship, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. With Nebraska having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country at 2.5 percent, UNL students have many opportunities for internship and full-time job opportunities. However, only 61 percent of students intern before graduating, according to “2015 After College Career Insight Survey,” conducted by After College. Furthermore, the majority of students find writing resumes, drafting cover letters, interviewing and applying to be the most difficult part of the jobfinding process. UNL is taking the stress and confusion out

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of this process by directing students toward Career Services. “We worry about those who wait until senior year,” said Bill Watts, director of Advising and Career Services. Advisors work with students at any point in their academic careers to help them find employment. It is a one-stop-shop for building resumes, cover letters or interviewing skills. Even if students are undecided about what major to pursue, Career Services helps students narrow it down through various skills tests. These tests give recommended career fields or jobs students could obtain in the future. Watts tells students to not focus solely on whether or not the jobs are ideal, but

Between 2011 and 2015, 11,640 college graduates left Nebraska

rather “what the jobs tell the student about themselves.” “The vast majority of employers who attend our career fairs come from Lincoln or within three hours of Lincoln,” says Watts. This helps explain why UNL is a leader when it comes to keeping talent in the state. It also explains why the vast majority of those students who do leave the university go to neighboring states. Currently, those who do leave tend to locate toward Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Iowa. Many argue these states have larger cities that naturally attract recent graduates. However, Watts believes some of these people are out-of-state students attending UNL who are simply returning home. Career Services is considering collecting statistics on this hypothesis. While Nebraska witnesses the brain drain getting progressively worse, there is hope. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is holding the line and serves as a blueprint for keeping college graduates in state. NEWS@DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM


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Ross continues promoting initial vision Hana Muslic dn staff writer

When Danny Ladely was a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he served as a member of the University Program Council. “I was the token hippie that infiltrated [the organization],” he joked. “At the time, most of them were Greeks.” Ladely built up a reputation as a student with deep appreciation for film as art. He started a UPC committee that worked to bring underground movies to the Sheldon Art Gallery and show them in the same spirit as painting, sculptures and photography. In 1973, Ladely was hired to run the same program at the Sheldon full time. When the program saw ample success, he sent a letter to Mary Riempa Ross, a top donor for funding arts at UNL, outlining a facility that would host the program permanently and exclusively. “I figured out that if it was really going to thrive and continue, we would have to have our own facility,” Ladely said. From that came a $3.5 million donation from Ross to build the facility. The Mary Riempa Ross Media Arts Center began construction in 2001 and was finished in 2003. Its

mission was to screen a wide diversity of high quality cinema and serve as a resource to the academic community in studying film. Ladely, now 69, is still director at the Ross. His main role is to research and select all the movies shown. He searches for movies in current release that have good reviews from renowned movie critics. Many times, these choices come from reading newspaper clippings or attending movie festivals. “The way I run the program is just like I would if it were an art house,” Ladely said. “Lincoln isn’t a big enough community for an art house to earn a profit, so we fill in that niche. We bring in movies that otherwise wouldn’t be shown at commercial theaters.” When Ross died in 2013, she left $9.5 million to the center in her will. Since then, the Ross has been completely self-supporting, a departure from when it had to rely on donations from supporters and allocation from the UNL budget. The Ross’s two theaters are equipped with state-of-the-art digital projectors, which was a first in the world for a university campus. The projector utilizes digital light processing technology, which is higher quality , and both theaters are equipped with a Dolby Digital EX

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sound system. Phil Malzer has worked at the Ross for almost two years after hearing about the job from a friend. He applied because it was a convenient on-campus job with a tight community of employees. “It’s a small crowd of us, and we all pretty much know each other,” Malzer said. “One of the perks as an employee is being able to walk in and watch a movie if we want.” Malzer operates projectors for both theaters and also sells tickets and concessions. The crowds that he sells to mostly consists of older people, with only a few students coming in for entertainment. “It’s just a more mature crowd because there’s a lot more documentaries and foreign films that don’t appeal to students,” Malzer said. “But profit isn’t our biggest key – it’s getting people interested in stuff that normally wouldn’t be on the screen.” The Ross has been trying to open their audience up to more college students as well. Because of Ross’s donation, the center was able to lower ticket prices to $5 per ticket for students from any university in Lincoln. Once a month, the theater also offers a Student Appreciation Day, where UNL students can re-

ceive tickets and concessions for $1. The north and south theaters seat 236 people and 106 people, respectively. This not only allows large audiences to attend showings, but also provides a space for UNL to host large classes. A lot of these classes are for curriculum that requires movies or clips to be screened. “We are constantly in touch with the film studies faculty and encouraging them to send students to movies when a movie comes along that is apropos to the theme of their class,” Ladely said. “During the daytime, we have a steady flow of students coming through for classes.” For him, the Ross is there to serve the community as a place for people to see movies they wouldn’t be able to see elsewhere. This is important in getting others to view film as art. “Movies are a way of experiencing cultures all over the world that you don’t have access to unless you travel a lot,” Ladely said. “It’s a way of experiencing other points of view. They’re the most important art form of modern times.” news @ dailynebraskan . com


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Old Skool Video brings nostalgia with VHS sales Sam Crisler dn staff writer

In an era when most people have ditched DVDs and Blu-Ray discs in favor of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, one Lincoln business owner is counting on the resurgence of video rentals and VHS cassettes. Dustin Ferguson opened Old Skool Video on Jan. 1, 2017 at 110 W. Fletcher Ave., Suite 3 in Lincoln’s Highlands neighborhood. For almost 30 years now, Ferguson has dreamt of opening his own video store. He grew up regularly renting movies at video stores, and his deep love of horror films instilled in him a will to one day sit behind the counter, renting out films from his own collection. Ferguson studied business management and entrepreneurship at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, to prepare for his future store. But by the time he graduated in 2005, most brick and mortar video stores were closing their doors. So he was forced to delay his dream indefinitely. But that only led him to his second passion: filmmaking. Ferguson’s first project as a director, 2007’s “Scalps II: The Return of DJ,” served as a fan-made sequel to the original 1983 “Scalps” horror film, which was included on a new Blu-Ray edition of the original film. Ferguson has since gone on to direct 70 music videos and 34 films, such as “Camp Blood 4” and “Camp Blood 5,” which were made in conjunction with prolific horror producer David Sterling. In 2016, Ferguson said he’d seen a resurgence in VHS and decided it was the right time for him to finally open his video store. Seth Koozer, an unofficial employee at Old Skool Video and host of video store-focused show “Trash Video Podcast,” said the resurgence in VHS is due to customers’ nostalgia for physical media. “People still love to shop around and hold an actual copy of a movie or a record and I don’t think that will ever go away,” Koozer said. With a new interest in VHS, and after making enough movies and money, Ferguson was in the position he needed to be to move forward with his dream. “In a way, looking back on it, directing of the horror movies was sort of the segue from collecting to having the video store,” Ferguson said. “I think directing the films gave me the money I needed to do this.”

adam warner | dn Old Skool Video owner Dustin Ferguson stands in front of a wall of horror movie posters in his shop in Lincoln on January 29, 2017. Ferguson opened the DVD and VHS rental store earlier this month. Old Skool Video offers a wide selection of new and old horror films on DVD and VHS, as well as other genres, such as the growing new releases and family sections. But Ferguson said many horror fans are more interested in VHS and video rental in general because many of the movies released on VHS never survived the transition between VHS and DVD. Much of his inventory isn’t on Netflix. “I think the people are fed up with what’s fed to them on streaming services,” Ferguson said. “There’s just so much more out there.” Ferguson said he purchased many of the VHS movies in his collection for close to $500. And without video stores for fans to rent older movies from, they’re left with few options to

see those films. “There’s no other way you can see them unless you have $500 to buy one of them,” Ferguson said. In the short time since Old Skool Video opened as Lincoln’s only video rental store, Ferguson and his collection of thousands of horror films and other genres on VHS have already generated a steady customer base. “We’ve been open not even four weeks now, and I have regulars who have been here 8 or 9 times renting movies,” Ferguson said. On Freaky Fridays, customers get a free horror movie with any rental. And on Selfie Saturdays, a free rental is given away to anyone who posts a selfie of themselves on Old Skool Video’s Facebook wall.

He said on some nights, the store will draw around 15 or 20 people at a time. And while it gets overwhelming having to put all of the tapes into cases and to get the customers’ account information with a line of shoppers waiting on him, he said it’s still exciting at the same time. The store’s early success hasn’t come without struggle, though. Originally, Ferguson was looking at a location on South 13th Street, which he said would have been perfect. But after he bought the space, a construction crew was still occupying the space with the intent of staying until May 2017. Ferguson

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Upcoming events, Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 Staff

has been dazzling Midwestern audiences for years. The event is sponsored by Comedy Underground, and admission is $5 at the door.

The Daily Nebraskan Arts & Entertainment staff compiled a list of what we’re looking forward to this week. Here are our most anticipated events for the week of Jan. 30:

Friday, Feb. 3 Dylan Bloom Band, Vega, 18+, 9 p.m. The Lincoln-based country band will hit the Vega this Friday for their album release show. Rescheduled from December, the show will be celebrating their new album “Population 1213.” This is the group’s second album.

Monday, Jan. 30 Queer Poetry Slam, Crescent Moon Coffee, 7-9 p.m. The annual queer poetry slam will be hosted by the University of Nebraska - Lincoln LGBTQA+ Resource Center. The event is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. There will also be a raffle everyone can participate in. Attendees will have the chance to win prizes donated by community supporters.

Lincoln Celtic Players, Gianna’s Java and Gelato 7-8:30 p.m. The Lincoln Celtic Players will be performing traditional Irish, Scottish and Welsh music.

Saturday, Feb. 4

Lincoln Jazz Ensemble, Cottonwood Café Bistro Bar, 7-9:30 p.m. The Lincoln Jazz Ensemble is an eightpiece ensemble featuring talented musicians from the Omaha and Lincoln area. The music ranges from different types of jazz and dance music. Admission is $5.

Tuesday, Jan. 31 Emo Night, Duffy’s Tavern, 21+, 9 p.m. DJ Party Poison and Lady SoSad return to $1 Beer Night at Duffy’s to bring a dance party of emo jams, from My Chemical Romance to Taking Back Sunday. Get ready to get sad and dance your face off.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 Rich the Kid, The Bourbon Theatre, doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Dimitri Roger, aka Rich the Kid, came on the scene in 2013 with a breakout mixtape entitled “Been About the Benjamins.” His popularity has grown, which is evident on his latest mixtape, “Keep Flexin,” which was released on Soundcloud on Oct. 31, 2016. “Keep

California Cousins, No•Getter and Death Cow, The Commons, 7 p.m. Rochester, New York-based screamo band California Cousins stops in Lincoln in the middle of a two-month tour. Omaha indie punk band No•Getter fresh off their debut EP “Fitting” and local punks in Death Cow add support to the show.

phuc tran | dn Flexin” boasts impressive features from artists such as Desiigner, Young Thug and Quavo. The show is all ages, $20 for tickets bought in advance, $25 for tickets at the door.

Thursday, Feb. 2 Great Plains Lecture, UNL Center for Great Plains Studies, 3:30-5 p.m. Carol Finney will speak at the UNL Center for Great Plains Studies. Finney is a Geography professor at the University of Kentucky. She will give a lecture titled, “Radical Presence: Black Faces, White Spaces & Other Stories of Possibility.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

National Theater Live: Amadeus, Ross Media Arts Center, 7-10 p.m. Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s play about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s entrance into the world of music in Vienna. The play depicts the young prodigy’s rowdy and adventurous youth. $24 General Admission, $22 Seniors, $17 Students, Members, Children and $5 for UNL, Nebraska Wesleyan, Union College and SCC Students (with student ID).

KZUM 39th Birthday Bash, Duffy’s Tavern, 21+, doors open at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m. To celebrate 39 years of radio, KZUM are bringing in bands HAKIM, Mad Dog and the 20/20s, Watch Kait Berreckman Music, Levi William Band and Verse and the Vices along with DJs Polar Bear and $pencelove. There will be a raffle, giveaways and the release of KZUM Volume 3 Compilation Album of Nebraska Music. ARTS@DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

Carson Tuttle, Brewsky’s Haymarket, 21+, 8-9 p.m. Carson Tuttle’s comedic style consisting of quick wit and entertaining anecdotes

OLD SKOOL VIDEO: FROM PAGE 7 moved his operation to its current location, which lacked lights and a toilet when he first set up shop. “But it’s sort of like, if you really have the passion and you want to succeed, you’ll just deal with it anyways,” Ferguson said. Going forward, Ferguson said he wants

to continue to grow his horror collection, as well as the rest of his inventory. But he said he thinks his customer base won’t go anywhere - his extensive horror collection will keep customers coming back. “Even when there was Blockbuster and other Ma and Pa places, they’d have like a

horror section, but it wasn’t like this,” Ferguson said. “It wasn’t like thousands of movies. So I think that’s going to keep people coming in.” Most remaining video stores are closing, but Ferguson said he’s not the only video store enthusiast in the U.S. who is opening a

new store. “But I kinda hope in a way that we’re paving the way for a movement,” Ferguson said. ARTS@DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM


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LGBTQA+ Resource Center to host queer poetry slam Joe John DN STAFF WRITER

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The LGBTQA+ Resource Center will host its annual queer poetry slam on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at Crescent Moon Coffee. The event will showcase select University of NebraskaLincoln slam poets including Helen Winston, Becca Human and English Assistant Professor Stacey Waite, with an open mic for anyone who wants to perform. The Crescent Moon Coffee cafe is located at 140 N. 8th St. in downtown Lincoln. The queer poetry slam is sponsored by Spectrum UNL and The Change. There will be raffles with prizes donated by community supporters. “It’s important to have events like these to celebrate the diversity of our UNL community,” said JD McCown, volunteer coordinator for the LGBTQA+ Resource Center. Admission to the queer poetry slam is free, however donations will be accepted at the door.

All proceeds from the queer poetry slam will be used to send students to the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC), which is in Chicago, Illinois from Feb. 17-19. “This conference helps students connect with LGBTQA+ leaders across the region and bring back these connections and leadership skills to the university,” McCown said. Sophomore English and political science major Becca Human will be performing in the slam. Human said she is looking forward to sharing her story in an alternative setting. “Slams are really unique ways to tell stories and get people to listen,” Human said. “Wherever I perform, I’m always thinking about what I can do better to entertain and hopefully enlighten people about important issues.” Human said although slam isn’t for everyone, hosting slams gives diverse groups of people the ability to speak and be heard in an important way. McCown said she is most looking forward to helping groups of people throughout the

community connect through the queer poetry slam. “I’m excited to help host an event that connects the campus community and the Lincoln community, and to hear some awesome poetry from our amazing poets,” McCown said. McCown said she hopes people will leave the event wanting to hear more queer stories and learn more about how to get involved. “This event can really be a good starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about the LGBTQA+ community,” McCown said. For Human, one of the most rewarding parts of a slam is helping people see things from a different perspective. “I always hope that people leave slams feeling inspired and encouraged to keep seeking out diverse viewpoints,” Human said. ARTS@DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM


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ROBINSON: Exotic dancers deserve your respect Jhalisa Robinson staff columnist

Wanting to gain knowledge as an intersectional feminist and womanist, I‘ve taken my time to study and befriend women who work as exotic dancers. A former co-worker of mine told me about how much money she made in one night, and I was really curious... what did being an exotic dancer entail? I’ve noticed there is a debate about whether or not exotic dancing should be considered as sex work because it cannot involve actual sex. These employees face many similar risks to classic forms of sex work, such as prostitution. These dangers are caused by their own customers and Nebraska laws that harshly criminalize women because of our society’s view and regulation of feminine morality, sexuality and self-ownership. Keep in mind that every city has a different code of conduct, but you should ask a dancer or their employer about what is appropriate or not according to the website, We Are Dancers. Consent needs to become more of a part of the conversation when it comes to gentlemen’s clubs because there are very thin lines protecting these women from life-threatening danger, criminalization and dehumanization.

Like all forms of employment, there are Many customers do this quite more often certain protocols necessary for the safety of than you would think, and they truly believe dancers, but others it’s appropriate after seem to be ridicugiven instruction not lous. First, nipples to. There are women must be covered by who have served in pasties or a layer of the military, women paint, or you could who are healthcare get a fine from a poprofessionals, actors, lice officer who sees students, writers, it (on duty or undermothers, musicians cover). The notoriand artists who dance ous “stripper” shoes to make a living or you’ve seen must be fund their passions. scuffed on the sole Don’t be selfish and of the shoes in order ruin that for them. to prevent slipping Touching is the and sliding, same as most common and ballerina shoes. Most disrespectful of all patrons don’t realize the offenses. Luckhow heavy and danily, there are some gerous the shoes are resources available and overlook the athto help dancers stay leticism and strength safe. The website, of dancers. We Are Dancers, adThe golden rules dresses the rights of are absolutely no dancers and clubs michael johnson | dn touching, pictures, they work at. For exvideos, verbal abuse or soliciting prostitution. ample, they provide a list of their most fre-

quently asked questions and direct dancers to free legal and confidential services. Touching should be allowed only if a dancer gives consent, and never forced. There are two negative things that can come from touching: prostitution or rape. Who is caused the most pain within a scenario of getting caught by a police officer? The dancer is. Prostitution should be more regulated as well, and not criminalized as harshly. Many dancers have lost their careers over tickets and fines they’ve gotten. This is because she is more at risk than anyone else. Like any other worker, dancers need to feel safe on the job with their co-workers, employers and patrons. A “no-touching” club also includes no touching even within the private rooms for lap dances because this puts the dancer in danger within the law. One dancer told me sex offenders can still attend gentlemen’s clubs during the day shift as long as they are not within distance of a school, and they often try to lure girls out of the club with them. Probation officers can ban sex offenders from clubs, according to a Connecticut probation report by Chief Attorney George Coppolo, though this may vary from

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COBB: It’s time to find your political identity Rhiannon Cobb staff columnist

Politics are a very integral part of our daily lives, and now more than ever, the face of politics is changing. With new policies, ideas and positions gaining attention in headlines, more people are becoming politically aware or beginning to question their beliefs for the first time. With so much happening in politics each day and the amount of impact it has on our lives, it is crucial for people to understand the issues and where they stand. But many people don’t know where they stand. Or even if they do, it is simply what they were told to think. Political identity is something many people often find throughout college and into early adulthood. It is the realization of what your opinions on policies

are and what you want to do about it. Growing up, our parents shape us to be the best we can possibly be. Along the way, we begin to pick up things from our parents habits, interests, opinions and so much more. When you grow up being taught how to think, it is easy to get side-tracked on what your true opinions are. While many kids are taught to think like their parents, others try to understand their own beliefs. Because your parents were the ones who raised you, you are always going to have some connection to their point of view. After all, it’s what they instilled in you at a young age. However, growing up, people start to deviate in their own directions and often find themselves more aware of what is happening around them. When students come to college and start

learning about concepts they always thought they knew the answer to, they being to change, especially since faculty have a great influence on our political opinions, according to a study in “The Vermont Connection.” As we are exposed to these people, we start to understand both sides better and can pick a new outcome for what we believe. This is especially true for those of us raised in households that placed great importance on certain issues. When children from these environments grow up, they are more likely to change from their old views of the world, according to a study by the “British Journal of Political Science.” For example, UNL freshman Izzy Graves has taken the time during the past semester to better understand current events and find her political identity. Graves said, “Growing

up, I thought I was much more conservative and had a lot more conservative views. But after moving away from what I was used to and taking quizzes such as ISideWith, I was a lot more third party and liberal than I realized.” Websites such as ISideWith open up a huge range of discussion about current political issues, and bring awareness to where parties and politicians stand on these matters. You are able to answer questions in a specific area of current events and select options on how you feel about it. The website analyzes your results and lets you know where you truly stand on the political spectrum. With the current controversial presidential administration, many people find an interest in current events and the hundreds of chang-

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NU regains confidence, defeats No. 20 Purdue Tommy Rezac dn staff writer

Something happened at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday for the first time since March 9, 2014.

The Nebraska men’s basketball upset a ranked opponent on its home floor. Nebraska (10-11, 4-5) shocked No. 20 Purdue (17-5, 6-3) 83-80 on #AveryStrong Day in front of a raucous crowd of 14,194. The win snapped a five-game losing

streak for Nebraska, and marks the program’s first win over Purdue since February 23, 2014. It’s also Nebraska’s second win over a ranked opponent this season. The Huskers were sleepy to start. Purdue hit its first three triples of the game to take a 9-2 lead less than 3 minutes in. Nebraska coach Tim Miles called a 30-second timeout, and his team responded well coming out of it, going on a 5-0 run to make the score 9-7 with 16:18 left in the first half. The Boilermakers answered the bell with a 9-2 run to take their biggest lead at 18-9 with 11:22 to go before halftime. Nebraska weathered the storm yet again. Back-to-back triples by sophomore guard Glynn Watson Jr. and freshman forward Jeriah Horne made it 18-15 with 9:50 to go in the first half. A dunk by Horne in the following possession cut the Purdue lead to 18-17 with 8:46 left in the half, capping an 8-0 scoring run for Nebraska. Horne finished with 16 points; his second highest scoring effort of the season. He also grabbed seven rebounds. “Unfortunately we’ve lost a couple of close ones [games], but tonight, I feel like we just came together,” Horne said. “We were able to get over the hump and make sure we had each other’s backs.” Watson hit another big three to give Nebraska its first lead at 22-21 with 6:57 remaining in the first half. For the sixth straight game, Watson finished in double figures with 12 points. Sophomore forward Jack McVeigh then provided a spark for the Huskers, hitting four three-pointers in the final 7 minutes of the first half to help Nebraska take a 39-33 lead into the locker room. “I thought we did a lot of good things

today,” Miles said. “The story of that offense was Jack [McVeigh] and Jeriah [Horne] getting 37 [combined points] and 10 [combined rebounds]. We needed every ounce of it.” McVeigh finished with a team-high and career-high-tying 21 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the three-point line. “Every win is a good win,” McVeigh said. “That was a big win for the morale and for positioning [in the Big Ten standings]. The whole team played ‘big time.’” Nebraska strong from beyond the arc, finishing 9-of-17 on three pointers as a team. Nebraska picked up right where they left off to start the second half. Senior guard Tai Webster hit a three on the Huskers’ first possession to give the Huskers a 42-35 lead just 43 seconds into the second half. “I think a lot of guys contributed,” Webster said. “For Jack [McVeigh] and Jeriah [Horne] to come off the bench and contribute, it’s just a true showing to the character that those young guys have…we couldn’t have done it without big plays from them tonight.” Webster scored in double figures for the 22nd straight game, adding 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Purdue strung together a 7-0 scoring run after that, capping the run with a three from freshman guard Carsen Edwards to tie the game at 42 with 17:59 to play. Edwards finished with six points and five rebounds. Purdue extended its lead once again when sophomore guard Ryan Cline hit a three to put Purdue ahead 49-45 with 14:02 left in the game. Cline added five points. Purdue was phenomenal from long range, hitting 14-of-24 from three. That’s more triples than any opponent has made against Nebraska this season. The Boilermakers, however, only hit 13 two-

“Every win is a good win. That was a big win for the morale and for positioning [in the Big Ten standings]. The whole team played ‘big time.’”

jacy lewis | dn Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan shoots as Nebraska’s Jordy Tshimango attempts to block on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nebraska defeated Purdue 83-80.

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Small senior recruiting class leaves large impact Matt Hardesty dn staff writer

Most recruiting classes for the Nebraska swim and dive program vary between five and 15 players, but Coach Pablo Morales’ 2013 class featured just three girls. Each have left their imprint on the program. Anna Filipcic, Erin Oeltjen and Julia Roller all began their collegiate careers in 2013 and will be competing for the final time next month at either the Big Ten or NCAA Championships. “A small but mighty class,” Morales said. “It’s tough to have the burden of performance for a single class rest on so few shoulders, but if there were any three girls that could help carry the weight for an entire class, it’s those three girls.” All three have weathered injuries and setbacks during the past four years to have the opportunities set ahead of them. Filipcic was an All-American diver in high school. She competed for the Nebraska Dive Club, and had a decorated high school career, taking second place in the one-meter dive at the 2011 Nebraska State Championships. On her club team, she became a three-time national qualifier, and won four Junior Zone championships between 2012 and 2013. “Before coming here, I didn’t have that much of a team atmosphere. I didn’t do that much in high school with diving so I wasn’t very involved with their team,” Filipcic said. “It’s been really cool to have such a big team and have one that’s so supportive with everyone pushing each other. That’s made it really rewarding.” After choosing Nebraska over fellow Big Ten diving powerhouse Minnesota, Filipcic has made an impact since day one. She made the NCAA Championships in each of her first three seasons, and was an All-American in 2016 after a 10th place finish in the one-meter dive at NCAA Championships. She has finished first in all but one event this season, and now owns both the school

and pool records for the one and three-meter dive events. Morales said he believes Filipcic will go down as the most decorated diver in school history. Oeltjen is thankful for her fellow senior and other two divers, Abi Knapton and Katrina Voge, for boosting the team with strong performances. “We have some of the best divers in the Big Ten. Any school you go up against, it’s not even fair,” Oeltjen said. In diving events, the Huskers have swept the top two spots in all but one meet this season. Oeltjen said Filipcic has been a great mentor to standout freshman diver Abi Knapton, who has provided strong competition against the senior all season long. “I hope that I can leave a good impact on the team so that the program can continue to bring in more talent,” Filipcic said. Filipcic’s goal is to end her collegiate career in the top eight in the NCAA Championships. Oeltjen, who swims the backstroke and butterfly events, grew up in Omaha and had plenty of experience competing at the Devaney Center as state championships are held there. She won two individual state championships, and was a part of three state championship teams. Oeltjen said she felt intimidated looking at the rest of her class as a freshman. “I was probably the least athletically accomplished out of them,” Oeltjen said. “They have just been so supportive and great friends.” After a strong first two years, Oeltjen was named a team captain in 2015. She finished in the top 20 in two events at the Big Ten Championships as a junior. A strong performance at the 2015 USA Winter National Championships earned her a trip to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for the 100 and 200-meter backstroke events. She finished 40th in the 100 m. The Winter National Championships also created one of her favorite collegiate memories.

“A small but mighty class. It’s tough to have the burden of performance for a single class rest on so few shoulders, but if there were any three girls that could help carry the weight for an entire class, it’s those three girls.”

file photo by zach henke | dn “Our whole team just swam out of our minds,” Oeltjen said. “Watching Katt [Sickle] qualify for [US Olympic] trials after fighting shoulder injuries, she just lit the path for all of us, and we had lights-out swims. That was probably the coolest meet I’ve ever been a part of at Nebraska.” A goal for Oeltjen’s final season is scoring in the top group, the A-finals, at the Big Ten Championship meet next month. “Scoring some big points for my team would just seal the deal on a great senior year,” Oeltjen said. Morales has spoken highly of Oeltjen’s abilities as a leader as well as her unselfishness. She was the 2016 Nebraska StudentAthlete HERO Leadership Award Recipient. In the pool, she has dominated her senior year. In dual meets, she has finished first in every individual event she’s competed in. “We’re a small class, but we’re all on the same page about what we want the team to be like,” Oeltjen said. “I think we’re a very powerful small class, and I’m going to miss seeing them every day.” Julia Roller grew up in Naperville, Illinois, and wanted to swim in the Big Ten. She was immediately drawn to Nebraska. “There was like a weird draw to it from the beginning, and I honestly had no expectations going into my recruiting trip, and within two hours I just knew this was the place to be,” Roller said. “Everything that I wanted in a school was here.” She was also interested in Illinois, Michigan State and other schools around the country. “Coming out of Illinois I was very used to winning and being at the top of my team. Coming here and not being the best one was

definitely a good shock,” Roller said. “It definitely made me more humble and appreciative of swimming. It actually took less pressure off of me.” Roller was recruited to swim in the 200 butterfly, the 400 IM and the 200 IM. She trained for those until her junior year when she suffered a back injury. Roller says she is lucky she is still able to swim, and the injury caused her to change events to the 50 and 200-yard freestyle. She avoids the butterfly and other primarily back-focused strokes. “It’s still a daily struggle. I have to deal with things on a daily basis,” Roller said. “It’s been a rough journey but I’m so happy that I could finish out this year, and really see what I could do in the sprint events.” While competing has been a struggle for Roller at times, she has had strong motivation from her teammates to keep her going. “They made sure that I was doing this for the right reasons and that I was the most happy with what I was doing,” Roller said. “They never backed off of me. They held me to the same standards as the people that were already in the event.” Roller’s favorite part of being at Nebraska has been what she calls the Nebraska experience. “It was one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do, but it was one of the most rewarding,” Roller said. “All of the opportunities that Nebraska has presented to us as a team or even to me individually was more than I ever imagined.” For Oeltjen and Filipcic, emotions were definitely running high Jan. 14. Many family members, friends and former teammates at-

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Nebraska wrestling dominates on the road Cody Nagel dn staff writer

Road duals have not fazed Huskers this season. The fifth-ranked Nebraska wrestling squad extended its road dual winning-streak to six this weekend with a pair of victories in Indiana. The Huskers (12-1, 6-1 BIG) opened the weekend with a 28-9 win against Purdue on Friday in West Lafayette. Nebraska capped off the road stint with a 31-15 win against Indiana on Sunday in Bloomington. NU’s fifth-ranked Tim Lambert (125) became the 27th member of Nebraska’s 100-win club on Sunday. Lambert earned his 100th career victory with a pin against Elijah Oliver of Indiana in 2:07. Lambert joins fellow seniors TJ Dudley and Aaron Studebaker in the club. Senior Eric Montoya also earned his 100th collegiate victory earlier this season, with 33 of those at Campbell University in 2012-13. Lambert’s accomplishment marks the second time in Nebraska history that three seniors from one class have reached the milestone. In 1998, Temoer Terry, Brad Canoyer and Ryan Tobin each reached 100 wins. Lambert’s 99th victory got the Huskers started in Friday’s dual against the Boilermakers. Nebraska won the first three matches, taking a 9-0 lead. After a Purdue victory at 149 pounds, Nebraska’s third-ranked Tyler Berger (157) won

his 12th match by way of bonus points this season. Berger defeated Cole Wysocki by technical fall 17-0 in 4:35. With a 14-3 lead in team points, Nebraska lost the next two matches in overtime. At 165 pounds NU’s Dustin Williams and Dylan Lydy of Purdue were tied 1-1 at the end of the third period. In sudden victory-1, Lydy recorded a takedown and won the match. NU’s Micah Barnes had a 6-2 lead after the first period in the 174-pound match against Jacob Morrissey. After the second, he trailed 7-6. Tied 8-8 in sudden victory, Morrissey recorded a takedown, winning the match. Nebraska halted Purdue’s comeback, winning the last three matches of the dual with bonus points. Third-ranked Dudley shut out Tanner Lynde of Purdue with a 9-0 major decision in the 184-pound match. Sixth-ranked Studebaker (197) also won by major decision, defeated Christian Brunner 11-1. In the heavyweight match, NU’s Collin Jensen, ranked No. 13, recorded his fourth pin of the season. Jensen defeated Jacob Aven in 3:36 to end the dual. Sunday’s dual against Indiana began at 141 pounds. NU’s McCrystal won by technical fall 16-1 against Cole Weaver of Indiana. McCrystal’s earned his sixth consecutive win. Nebraska won the next two matches to take an 11-0 lead. NU’s Williams lost another close match at 165 pounds. After starting the third period with a 3-1 lead, Williams lost 4-3 to Bryce

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Martin of Indiana. Following back-to-back forfeits from the Huskers at 174 and 184 pounds, Indiana led 15-11 with four matches left. Nebraska’s upper weights aided the team again on Sunday. Studebaker and Jensen each recorded major decisions to give the Huskers the lead 19-15. Eric Montoya, ranked fifth for Nebraska at 133 pounds, was awarded a victory by forfeit in the final match of the dual. Since suffering its first loss of the season against Penn State on Jan. 8, Nebraska has scored more than 25 team points in four of the past five duals. The Huskers have held their opponents to no more than 15 team points in all five duals. Nebraska will be off next weekend. The Huskers will face No. 4 Ohio State Feb. 10 in Lincoln at 7 p.m.

Purdue Results: No. 5 Nebraska 28, Purdue 9 125: No. 5 Tim Lambert (NEB) dec. Ben Thornton (PUR), 9-4 133: No. 5 Eric Montoya (NEB) dec. Luke Welch (PUR), 7-2 141: No. 10 Colton McCrystal (NEB) dec. Kyle Ayersman (PUR), 8-2 149: Nate Limmex (PUR) dec. Collin Purinton (NEB), 7-3 157: No. 3 Tyler Berger (NEB) tech fall Cole Wysocki (PUR), 17-0 165: Dylan Lydy (PUR) sudden victory-1 Dustin Williams (NEB), 3-1

174: Jacob Morrissey (PUR) sudden victory-1 Micah Barnes (NEB), 10-8 184: No. 3 TJ Dudley (NEB) major dec. Tanner Lynde (PUR), 9-0 197: No. 6 Aaron Studebaker major dec. Christian Brunner (PUR), 11-1 HWT: No. 13 Collin Jensen (NEB) pin Jacob Aven (PUR), 3:36

Indiana Results: No. 5 Nebraska 31, Indiana 15 141: No. 10 Colton McCrystal (NEB) tech fall Cole Weaver (IND), 16-1 149: Collin Purinton (NEB) dec. Chris Perez (IND), 3-2 157: No. 3 Tyler Berger (NEB) dec. Jake Danishek (IND), 13-7 165: Bryce Martin (IND) dec. Dustin Williams (NEB), 4-3 174: Devin Skatzka (IND) forfeit Micah Barnes (NEB) 184: Nate Jackson (IND) forfeit TJ Dudley (NEB) 197: Aaron Studebaker (NEB) major dec. Norman Conley (IND), 11-1 HWT: No. 13 Collin Jensen (NEB) major dec. Fletcher Miller (IND), 12-1 125: No. 5 Tim Lambert (NEB) pin Elijah Oliver (IND), 2:07 133: No. 5 Eric Montoya (NEB) forfeit Garrett Pepple (IND) sports @ dailynebraskan . com


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BASKETBALL: FROM PAGE 11 point baskets. “Our goal was to have them [Purdue] beat us from two,” Miles said. “That worked out pretty well.” Purdue built a 61-54 lead after a layup by junior center Isaac Haas with 9:47 to go. The 7-foot-2 Haas provided a spark in the Boilermakers’ front court, dropping 11 points and grabbing five rebounds. Nebraska refused to go away and stormed back with a 6-0 run to cut the Purdue lead to 61-60 with 7:28 remaining. The lead changed hands five times in the final 7 minutes, but Nebraska took the lead for good after a jump shot by sophomore forward Michael Jacobson gave the Huskers a 79-78 with just 41 seconds left. “Michael [Jacobson] was vomiting [late in the first half],” Miles said. “At halftime, he was laying there with the doctor and trainers, and I said ‘don’t kill yourself over a basketball game,’ but he said, ‘No, no. I’ll be ready.’” Jacobson was indeed ready, finishing with nine points and seven rebounds. He was

unavailable for comment afterward. Freshman center Jordy Tshimanga played well in the front court as well, scoring six second-half points before fouling out with 1:50 left. He also had three rebounds. “I was really proud of his [Jordy’s)] effort,” Miles said. McVeigh went 1-of-2 on Nebraska’s final trip to the free throw line with 5 seconds left, but Purdue junior guard Dakota Mathias missed a game-tying three at the buzzer. Mathias was still solid throughout the afternoon, finishing with a team-high 19 points on 5-of-7 shooting from three. Sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds. He also tied Purdue’s school record of 18 double-doubles. Nebraska remains at home for a 6 p.m. tip against Michigan State (13-9, 5-4) Thursday, Feb. 2. The game will be televised on ESPN. SPORTS@DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

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state-to-state. Additionally, there is no way to monitor that person’s behavior all the time. Many dancers have stalkers and abusive exes. When these women start dancing at other clubs, they will occasionally have to see them and have to be professional. Most bouncers only work during night shifts, so the dancers may be at risk. Like any other worker, exotic dancers should feel safe at work. Another challenge exotic dancers face are clients who overstep their emotional and physical boundaries. It’s very strange that you have educate people that exotic dancers have stage names for a reason, and if she doesn’t share her real one with you...there is a reason. Don’t take it personally, but keep in mind she is there to make money. She’s not there to fulfill your fantasy or be your therapist. Unfortunately, there are many people who need gentlemen’s clubs because they are unable to have intimacy within their own lives due to a disability or emotional trauma they’ve experienced. Many customers look to exotic dancers for emotional and psychological support, but dancers are just there to do their jobs. This is a professional interaction, and she is not morally obligated to take

care of a stranger. Many dancers are married, experienced heartbreak and have lived very complex lives. Do not forget that. These ladies are people, feel emotions and can give really good life advice if they choose to. Exotic dancing is a form of art, self-expression and customer service that many people need, and should be respected as a necessity - a necessity worth protecting. Still, it must be better regulated to protect these hard-working, intelligent, self-sacrificing, versatile and talented human beings who choose this profession. It’s not my place to speak for all women who choose to dance, but women who choose it simply do it for the flexibility of their work hours and the income they make within a weekly basis to support themselves and their families. Exotic dancers come from all walks of life, and the way they live should never be assumed by anyone, especially their own customers. They deal with enough...so please, respect them. JHALISA ROBINSON IS A JUNIOR ADVERTISING AND ENGLISH MAJOR. REACH HER AT OPINION@DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM OR VIA @DNOPINION.

RECRUITING: FROM PAGE 12 tended the meet to cheer the girls on in their final collegiate meet at home. “I grew up swimming high school in Nebraska, so I did all my state meets at this exact pool,” Oeltjen said. “For this to be my last swim at the Devaney is definitely emotional.” “It definitely hit me when we were doing introductions. I was all teary-eyed,” Filipcic said. Both responded by setting new pool records in their final meet in Lincoln. Oeltjen broke a 21-year-old pool record for the 100yard backstroke event, topping the previous record by more than 1 second. Filipcic shattered the previous pool record for the one-meter event of 319.25 with a score of 346.88. Both Oeltjen and Filipcic’s performances capped off perfect records in individual events at home meets. “Coming in as a freshman from Nebraska I had never thought that I would get to a level where my name would be up there. It’s very humbling that I’ve come so far in the time that I’ve been here.” Oeltjen said. Roller also had one of her best performances of the season, finishing first in both of the individual events she competed in. For Roller, Nebraska’s meet at Illinois Saturday served as a homecoming. The Naperville native had many family members, friends and former teammates in the stands

to see the Huskers cap a perfect record in dual meets this season. Oeltjen also set a new record for the Illinois’ pool in the 200yard backstroke event. Nebraska underclassmen have taken notice of the seniors’ contributions. “They’ve had a really big impact,” freshman Tori Beeler said. “They’re all really supportive. They make sure to get close with everyone even though they know they’re going to leave and not see the freshmen as much.” Nebraska is 7-0 this season with just one meet left before Big Ten Championships. This is the first time the Huskers won every dual meet they competed in since 1998, which was coincidentally the last time they won a conference championship. The Huskers have finished ninth at the Big Ten Championships every year since joining the conference, but Morales has hopes that his small but mighty senior class can push them to the next level. “From a performance standpoint, from a leadership standpoint and for general contributions to the program they equal any class that we’ve ever had even though it’s just three girls,” Morales said. “They’ve been a huge example for our underclassmen, and they’ve set amazingly high standards for our team to shoot for.” sports @ dailynebraskan . com

COBB: FROM PAGE 10 es being made not only in the nation but in their own hometowns as well. People want to stay current and be able to discuss the impacts each change has. They want to feel like they have control over their world. The key to becoming politically aware is to understand the issues. After all, if we don’t understand basic concepts about our rights guaranteed by the constitution, how the branches of our government are laid out and so on, how can we expect to fix current issues? Finding where you stand in politics is of major importance today. We are the next generation to take over our government and move our country forward. The best way to do that is by understanding what is happen-

ing now. Read the news and enroll in classes dealing with politics, actually taking notes and paying attention during them. Listen to everything happening around you. This will make it easier to understand your political identity. Now is the time to explore where you stand and who you support. With our changing political climate, there is no better time than now to find out what is important to you. RHIANNON COBB IS A FRESHMAN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND GLOBAL STUDIES MAJOR. REACH HER AT OPINION@DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM OR VIA @ DNOPINION.


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