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thursday, march 28, 2013 volume 112, issue 125

A beauty salon with killer style

Basketball year end review Beat writers hand out season grades to the men’s team

10 Talking about rape Children need to be taught about rape, consent

4 Starting with the basics Funding limits Newman Center expansion plans

2 His world is a stage UNL student credits success to theatre major

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Replacing the punch card New app helps local businesses attract customers

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Kelly Wren colors and cuts co-worker Tori Le’s hair at Black Dahlia Salon on Tuesday. The salon is co-owned by Wren and Amber Konradi.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln students serve themselves dinner in the Cather/Pound/Neihardt Dining Center. CPN is an all-youcan-eat buffet and is part of UNL dining services.

CPN Dining Center to remain open as Cather, Pound halls close


he Cather/Pound/Neihardt Dining Center will remain open next fall, despite several upcoming changes to its surrounding area, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln housing director Sue Gildersleeve. “There’s no specific plan at this point to close the CPN dining center,” Gildersleeve said. “We’d very much like to convert that dining center.” Cather Hall will close at the end of this academic year, while Pound Hall will close in fall 2014. Both buildings are 49 years old. The CPN dining center, connected to both buildings and Neihardt Residence Hall, is the last of the ‘60s dining halls at UNL. Campus planners have designated the area north of Knoll Residence Center as a location for a new dining cen-

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ter, according to the Campus Master Plan. Gildersleeve said there are no immediate plans for a new dining center. “We certainly hope to have some planning underway within the next couple years,” Gildersleeve said. “Whether it would be placed in the exact location as it is in the master plan is not for sure.” Gildersleeve said the new dining center will likely feature market-style dining, which offers menu items from a variety of stations instead of the traditional line of hot food and a salad bar. This follows the trend of the other dining centers on campus. “We think it’s important to have market-style dining for

that part of campus – simply because market style dining has been so popular at the other locations that we want to offer it there, too,” she said. CPN dining center is the last of the traditional dining centers on campus, which is something many students appreciate about it, Gildersleeve said. “We hear good things about Cather-Pound Dining,” she said. “Even though the way we can serve food there is different than the other locations, we know that for a lot of students Cather-Pound dining is their favorite place to go.” The university will keep students in mind when they begin planning a new dining center, she said.

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CBA project U.S. Supreme Court hears DOMA, Prop 8 arguments progresses with DANIEL WHEATON DN Jessica Powell has three moms. When the sophomore water science major was in middle school, her parents divorced. Her father remarried, and her mother soon met her female partner. “I remember when my mom told me she was a lesbian,” Powell said. “My response was: ‘Oh, that’s cool. I’m going to go study now.’” Whether or not two of Powell’s mothers receive the same rights as the third will be decided by the Supreme Court in just a few months. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the court heard oral arguments on two separate cases addressing the rights of same-sex couples.

Proposition 8

The case Hollingsworth v. Perry challenges the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8. The proposition, which voters approved in 2008, made same-sex marriage illegal. During a brief window of legality in California, roughly 18,000 gay and lesbian couples married. During the arguments, the justices’ opinions fell largely along party lines. Justice Anthony Kennedy indicated the court may dismiss the appeal because of a lack of legal standing on the side of the defense. If the court dismisses the case, Proposition 8 would be declared void as per a decision made by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. John Gruhl, a political sci-

ence professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said he didn’t have a guess on what the ruling could be. He said a very narrow ruling is a possibility – maybe just affecting California. “It sounds to me like they’re nervous,” Gruhl said. “It seems some justices are skittish and looking for a way out.” The possible outcomes on Proposition 8 vary widely; the court could choose to uphold the ban on gay marriage, allow gay marriage in just California or make a more sweeping decision that would create more rights for same-sex couples who are married in the nine states, as well as the District of Columbia, where gay marriage is legal.

Defense of Marriage Act

When Edie Windsor ’s wife died in 2009, Windsor was forced to pay $363,000 in estate taxes. If Windsor ’s wife, Thea Spyer, had been her husband, she wouldn’t have had to pay the taxes. The case United States v. Windsor challenges the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. The act, passed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, defines marriage as between one man and one woman and bars same-sex couples from receiving the same benefits as heterosexual couples. The Supreme Court heard the case Wednesday. Kennedy joined the four liberal justices in questioning the constitutionality of DOMA.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said DOMA created “two types of marriage,” saying same-sex marriage was the “skim milk” version. In this case, the decision could be decided on a legal technicality. Both the U.S. District Court of Appeals and the 2nd Circuit court declared DOMA unconstitutional, and the Obama administration has agreed with the courts’ rulings. Gruhl said if the Supreme Court decides it should dismiss the case, the previous court’s decision would remain, effectively returning Windsor ’s tax money but not overturning DOMA.


Nationally, there has been increased support for gay marriage. According to the latest poll numbers, 58 percent of Americans support gay marriage. Alissa Brooks, a freshman elementary education major, said she doesn’t support gay marriage because of her religious beliefs. But, she said she doesn’t judge people for their lives because “they sin just as much as I do.” Powell said she has been following the cases and is hopeful for a ruling in favor of expanded rights. “My great-grandma had a funny way of putting it,” Powell said. “You’re not gay alone; you’re gay with someone.” NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

architects, funds Staff Report DN

Plans for a new $84 million College of Business Administration building at the University of NebraskaLincoln have progressed, with several major donations accumulated and the architects for the project selected. The University of Nebraska Foundation has received outright gifts, verbal gift commitments and documented gift commitments toward fundraising for the building as part of the Campaign for Nebraska, the foundation’s current comprehensive fundraising initiative. “With these generous gifts, we are off to a tremendous start in achieving our goal of building a state-of-the-art facility to house our nationally recognized college of business that has seen dramatic growth in the last three years,” said Donde Plowman, dean of the business college, in a press release. “I am grateful for the leadership of these individuals and companies in making our dream a reality.” Matt Boyd, director of development for the new CBA building, told the Daily Nebraskan in late February that about $24 million has been raised for the project so far. Fundraising for the building began last September. The project is planned to be funded entirely by private donations to the foundation. As fundraising continues, the

University of Nebraska Board of Regents voted March 15 to approve Robert A.M. Stern Architects of New York and Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture of Nebraska as the architects for the new building. Robert A.M. Stern Architects has designed 21 colleges of business, including the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University, according to a press release. The two architecture firms have partnered before to design UNL’s International Quilt Study Center and Museum. The new building will be constructed at 14th and Vine streets, in the green space north of Kauffman Academic Residential Center. Construction on the building won’t begin until commitments for all of the project funding have been received. Boyd told the DN last month that a specific timeline has not been developed, but the foundation hopes to raise the $84 million within three years. When the board of regents approved the project last September, the university said construction was planned to begin in February 2014 and be completed by January 2016. The college of business at UNL has seen large enrollment growth over the past three years, including a 25 percent increase in fall 2012 among freshmen and a 16 percent increase among transfer students, according to university data.

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ASUN calls out university on health center process Senators show disappointment with communication over privatization Conor Dunn DN

On campus: what:

Japan Festival where: Nebraska Union Centennial Room when: 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. more information: Chisato Nii Steele csteele2@unl. edu

In Lincoln: what: City of Lincoln Commission on Human Rights meeting where: County-City Building 555 S. 10th St. when: 4 p.m.

Judge bars student from ending school year STAFF REPORT DN A former University of Nebraska College of Law student who is suing the university over his dismissal won’t be able to finish his final semester of school, according to the Associated Press. Layth Mohammad Al-Turk, who was on track to graduate this May, was kicked out in February for plagiarism and lying to a professor, according to school officials. Al-Turk is suing the College of Law and several of its faculty members, the Nebraska Board of Regents and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his dismissal. He says that he has been discriminated against because of his Arabic heritage and Muslim beliefs. U.S District Judge Richard Kopf denied a motion earlier this month for Al-Turk to finish out his semester. The trial for Al-Turk has been set for July, and Al-Turk must begin paying off student loans soon. He will not be able to attend another law school with this dismissal on his record. Kopf and law school Dean Susan Poser declined to comment on the case. NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

cpn: from 1 “Some of our students have mentioned that they enjoy the vintage or traditional feel of CPN dining and the Good. Fresh. Local. program,” Gildersleeve said. “That might be a location where we keep a more traditional feel. It’s early to speculate too much about that.” Sheng-Tzu Lim, a freshman exploratory major, said she hopes that a new dining center doesn’t stray from the distinct style of CPN. “If they do want to expand, they should keep that uniqueness,” Lim said. Lim, who eats at CPN about twice each week, said she enjoys the specialty bars offered at CPN. Logan Richards, a freshman biochemistry major, said he eats at CPN every day. Richards lives in Neihardt. “I do love the GFL (program) because I try to keep it healthy,” he said. “I think that’s what CPN has going for it is the GFL.” news@

The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska passed legislation Wednesday expressing disappointment in the University of NebraskaLincoln administration’s lack of communication with the student body before and during its plan to privatize student healthcare. The senate bill, which passed with 15 senators for, three against and five abstaining, also called for more open communication during the rest of the proposed privatization process and in future matters that have a large impact on the student body. “This is our health care center, we fund it,” said Sen. Mike Dunn, a senior communication studies major. “In the future, the steps in which the decisions are made, there needs to be more outreach.” Although there were informational sessions about the university’s plan, “not a lot could be changed about the proposal,” Dunn said. He added that ASUN should’ve been consulted before the requestfor-proposal was written and sent out to local providers on Sept. 12, or at least spoken to during contract development. “We’re supposed to be the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska, and

we should be mad as an asso- according to Wullschleger. Evciation that we weren’t a part ery student must take classes from 10 ACE categories. of something like this,” he said. The committee gave the sur“It’s hard for me to see how a university doesn’t feel that stu- vey to instructors to pass out in dents are owed at least some their classes. It received 42 rereal authority on anything to do sponses from colleges including with their future health center.” the College of Arts and Sciences, Dunn asked Sen. Mike Weh- Engineering College and College of Human Sciences. ling, a senior political science The survey asked the stumajor who submitted the legislation, why Nebraska’s speech dents what they knew about and debate team were not rec- ACE, what goals they thought ACE is trying ognized for winning to accomplish its second Big Ten We’re and if ACE is title earlier this year. The senate also supposed to accomplishing those passed its Academic Committee bylaws be the Association goals. It also asked them and ASUN bylaws to of Students of how ACE has include a voter inforaffected them mation guide in next the University of in terms of year ’s ASUN elec- Nebraska, and we experience. tions. W u l During open should be mad lschleger said forum, Sen. Micah as an association the results Wullschleger, a secame back nior anthropology that we weren’t a evenly and English major, part of something tributed disin and Sen. Tim Lundy, three categoa senior classical like this.” ries: students language and Engwho knew lish major, presented sen. mike dunn the results from the senior communication studies n o t h i n g major about ACE’s Academic Commitintentions tee’s Achievementand found Centered Education the program limiting, students review survey. who knew about ACE’s goals The ACE classes are required classes of every student and still felt the ACE program to develop intellectual and does not meet its purpose and practical skills in areas includ- students who thought the ACE ing written communication, program was beneficial. “It wasn’t a huge survey, but problem-solving, sciences, hisit’s definitely trends we can look tory and world cultures. The survey was targeted to- at,” Lundy said. “There are defiward students currently in ACE nitely some student opinions 10 classes because those stu- here that are very valuable.” news@ dents were likely finished with their other ACE requirements,

on this day March 28, 2002 Non-Christian groups find niche on campus

Brad Wolf sent a package of food to his residence hall room during spring break. Kosher food, to be exact. And all of it, he said, is a bit hard to come by in Lincoln. But if the University of Nebraska-Lincoln sophomore gets his way, kosher food – and a dose of fellowship – might become a little easier for Jewish students to find in Lincoln. Wolf has been trying to organize an on-campus chapter of Hillel, a worldwide student Jewish community that embraces all Judaic sects. Wolf is close to funding his group, he said, with monetary backing and faculty support from the UNL Center for Judaic Studies.

March 28, 1995 Church group to protest Lied Center dance performance

A church group from Kansas will protest a dance performance at the Lied Center for Performing Arts tonight to warm (sic) people about the dangers of homosexuality, church leaders said. Pastor Fred W. Phelps said he and members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., oppose the Bill T. Jones dance company because it promotes homosexuality. Jones is a homosexual who has been diagnosed with HIV. His dance company partner, Arnie Zane, died of AIDS last year.

March 28, 1966 NU Parents Day ‘Quite Successful’

Parents Day held Saturday at the university was termed “quite successful” by Skip Soiref, president of Innocents Society. Sponsored by the Innocents Society, the one-day program was designed to give parents of the freshmen a chance to talk with university administrators, faculty members and students. Approximately 500 parents attended the various colleges’ convocations and seminars, according to Soiref. —Compiled by Reece Ristau NEWS@DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM

Newman Center to vacate church Layla Younis DN Students and members of the Newman Center will move out of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church by the end of this week to prepare for formal demolishment of their church in May, church officials said Wednesday night. Jude Werner, director of development at the Newman Center, told a crowd of nearly 100 students and other parishioners that the center will only build half its project because of lower-than-expected fundraising. The new church is part of a $25 million building project slated for completion in the next three years. The Newman Center has raised enough money to only build the church, which leaves out construction of a music room, library and the center’s rectory, where the priest will live. Church officials still need $1.3 million to build the other half, said the Rev. Robert Matya. “We got the green light to build the new church, but not the other side,” Matya said. The Newman Center has completed between 65 and 75 percent of the construction of the new Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, which is being built in collaboration with the church, Werner said. The new church will have hall space for weddings and receptions that isn’t available at the current church, Matya said. The existing church often forces larger student events out-

side because of the space constraints on the inside, he said. The Rev. Benjamin Holdren said the new church will be double the space of the current one. “It’s really about space,” Holdren said. “We have over 600 students for Bible study and no room.” Kathryn Kopetzky, a freshman secondary education major and secretary at the Newman Center, said space is the biggest problem for Bible study groups. “One of the times, a group had to meet in the closet,” Kopetzky said. Matya said they still plan on building the rest of their facility as soon as they get funding for it. “By damn, we will build this church,” Matya said. Newman Center Masses will take place at the Nebraska Union while the new church is built, Werner said. Laura Triplett, a sophomore dietetics major, said having Mass outside the church is uncommon. “But it shows how flexible everyone is,” she said. Even though some churchgoers are sad the church will be torn down, Matya said he’s not. “I’m not really feeling sad at all,” he said. “I’d feel sad if all the great stories in this building would stop, but (they’re) not.” Clark Architectural Collaborative and McCrery Architects will build the new center and plan to complete it by late 2014 or early 2015, Matya said. news@

cba: from 1 Plowman has announced a goal to increase the college’s enrollment more than 42 percent, to 5,000 students, by 2017. Current enrollment at the college stands at 3,514. The college also plans to hire nearly 50 new faculty members to accommodate the enrollment increases, according to a press release. The new 240,000-square-foot CBA building will provide space for classrooms, collaborative areas, conferences, competitions and other events. Major gifts have been received or committed by the following individuals and companies: -Howard and Rhonda Hawks of Omaha. Howard Hawks is a

1957 alumnus of CBA and a member of the NU Board of Regents -Peter and Nancy Salter of Phoenix, with a gift in honor of Nancy Salter’s father, Arthur M. Henrickson, a businessman and 1940 alumnus of the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. Nancy Salter graduated from the university in 1968. -Glenn Korff of Boulder, Colo., and Kenneth Korff of Tucson, Ariz., with a gift in honor of their father, Paul W. Korff, a 1933 alumnus of CBA -Union Bank & Trust Company of Lincoln and Nelnet Inc. of Lincoln News@

Freshmen pre-med major Audrey Vist draws a picture for a charades game Wednesday night. This game along with other events was part of the Russian Potluck put on by UNL’s Russian Club. stuart mckay | dn

eat& greet photos by stuart mckay

Russian food was the main attraction of the Russian Potluck put on by UNL’s Russian Club on Wednesday night. Foods included Blini (Russian crepes), Piroshki (Russian Runzas) and other ethnic foods.

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Supreme Court should allow equal marriage rights This week, two high-profile cases regarding same-sex marriage were introduced to the United States Supreme Court. The Daily Nebraskan editorial board could not come to a unanimous stance on this hot-button issue. However, in a majority vote we have decided to advocate the following: We hope the Supreme Court takes advantage of this monumental moment and provides a legal precedence that allows equal marriage rights for everyone, regardless of orientation. We hope the justices don’t just dismiss the cases, but rather take a risk at establishing a legal stance on a significant equal rights issue. This would set a legal precedent on a federal level and would grant equal rights for United States citizens wherever they lived in our nation. Such essential rights should be granted in every state, not just a select few. One of the cases being discussed is Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case that challenges the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 – a ballot initiative bent on prohibiting same-sex marriages. It was immediately challenged in 2008 and is just now reaching the Supreme Court. We hope the justices take advantage of this opportunity to undertake a landmark case in our nation’s history. The other case is Windsor v. United States, which challenges a definition established by the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 that marriage is between a man and a woman. The Obama administration announced sections of DOMA were unconstitutional and would no longer defend it in court, eventually bringing the case to the Supreme Court. Both cases challenge the constitutionality of states prohibiting same-sex marriages from taking place, as well as denying same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits that opposite-sex couples receive. However, the justices are currently stuck on issues of how the cases made their way to the Supreme Court, including whether the defendants in each case have legal standing. The justices could dismiss the cases, which would nullify Proposition 8 and return estate taxes to Edie Windsor, the plantiff in the DOMA case. While this would seem beneficial, it wouldn’t establish any precedent or overturn DOMA. We understand if the cases are not dismissed there is a possibility that the court could rule in favor of DOMA or Proposition 8, making future fights for marriage equality even more difficult. However, we believe now is the time for change, and now is the time to recognize equal marriage rights for everyone. We hope the Supreme Court doesn’t evade a decision on a crucial legal issue. Everyone in this nation deserves equal rights, and the Supreme Court needs to buck up and make history.

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Youth need to learn rules of consent


wo weekends ago, the Steubenville, Ohio, rape trial came to an end with guilty verdicts for both Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond. They will each receive at least a year in prison, Mays receiving an extra year for sending nude photos of the victim. They must also register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives. CNN was among many voices that spoke of sympathy for the two boys, while there was little immediate sympathy at that level of exposure for the victim. In fact, she has been receiving death threats via Twitter. I’ve seen plenty of chatter on social media RUTH BOETTNER about the need for sympathy for this girl rather than her rapists and also the need to shift able if a man and a woman were married. from “how to avoid getting raped” to “how to Consent should be a big part of sex educastop rape.” These discussions are absolutely tion, but we can start teaching it to young chilnecessary. However, there’s something else we dren in a non-sexual context first. As someone must start discussing: consent. Children need who has worked with children, the “keep your to learn about it even before “the birds and the hands to yourself” mantra is a good way to bees.” start teaching consent early. If you don’t want The Steubenville boys’ teammate, Evan someone to touch you, tell them no. Don’t Westlake, indicated this widespread lack of touch other people without their permission. knowledge when he described the attack in Also, keep in mind we should always pay question: “It wasn’t violent. I always pictured attention to non-verbal cues when with friends it as forcing yourself on someone.” and partners. Tears, a furrowed brow, a stiff Rape isn’t necessarily a ranbody – these are just a few dom act of violence committed by a examples of signs to look for. Consent stranger. In fact, the Rape, Abuse & A person may choose not to Incest National Network (RAINN) fight against an attacker beshould be estimates two-thirds of victims cause of fear or other reasons know their attacker and 38 percent a big part of sex and say absolutely nothing, of them saying their rapists were but that doesn’t make the act education.” friends or acquaintances. consensual. Psychologist David Lisak surOn a similar note, the veyed about 2,000 men at the Unidifferent types of relationversity of Massachusetts in Boston, asking if ship abuse should be taugh alongside sex eduthey had ever slept with someone who was cation. The CDC estimates 1 in 4 women and too drunk to consent, or used physical force 1 in 7 men, among all victims of intimate partto coerce someone into having sex – rather ner violence, have experienced severe physical than using the word “rape.” A disheartening abuse. 1 in 16 said “yes.” The New York City Alliance Many people incorrectly assume, however, Against Sexual Assault puts that statistic even that abuse only includes physical violence. higher at 1 in 12 men committing acts legally This is absolutely incorrect. Project PAVE (Proconsidered rape. moting Alternatives to Violence through EduTo be clear: intoxication takes away the cation) cites five other types of abuse: emoability to consent. A coerced “yes” or a lack of tional, verbal, economic, mental and sexual. “no” doesn’t mean consent. A “yes” followed Emotional abuse includes insults, shamby a “no” isn’t consent. Being married or in ing, excessive jealousy and spying via social a relationship doesn’t equal constant consent. media. Verbal abuse can be intimidation, With statistics stating 1 out of 6 women and screaming or constant fighting. Economic 1 out of 33 men will be a victim of attempted abuse is a partner withholding money or forcor completed rape in their lifetime, these facts ing you to quit your job, among other things. clearly haven’t become common sense yet. Mental abuse can mean lying, manipulation or A University of Illinois-Chicago study painting a false reality. Things like rape, sexshows young teenagers often have skewed ual coercion or forcing you to get pregnant or ideas on the matter of consent. A survey of high have an abortion fall underneath the umbrella school students found that 56 percent and 76 of sexual assault. percent of girls and boys, respectively, thought Children are dating at younger ages than forced sex was okay under certain conditions. they used to. The sooner they start learning Fifty-one percent of boys and 41 percent of about what behaviors are harmful, the better. girls ages 11-14 thought a boy spending a lot A couple screaming at each other all the time of money on a girl meant he could force her to might be good for a TV show’s ratings, but in have sex. A whopping 87 percent of boys and real life, that kind of terrifying and damaging 79 percent of girls found sexual assault accept-

behavior shouldn’t be glorified in any way. We must also be careful not to fall prey to the “bystander effect.” Psychology Today defines this phenomenon as something that happens when “the presence of others hinders an individual from intervening in an emergency situation.” Another interpretation: someone else will help. The New Zealand organization “Who Are You?” released a video in which a man escorts an apparently blacked out woman home from a bar and begins to have sex with her – which, reminder, isn’t consensual sex by the law. It shows several other people: a friend, a bartender, a stranger and a roommate. All of them see the man and the woman together but neglect to intervene, despite the obvious appearance of a sketchy situation. After a short scene implying sexual assault, the video rewinds several times and replays at the moment when each stranger sees the man and the woman together. This time, each of them takes steps to keep them apart. For instance, the bouncer notices the man and the woman walking into a dark alley. When a stranger in line points it out, he runs up to them, confronts the man, and puts the woman in a cab home. I encourage everyone to Google this organization and watch the video. This illustrates two essential actions that can help stop sexual assault in particular: watching out for those you’re with and calling out those you see doing something wrong. Sometimes this is hard because these moments are rarely black and white. Trust your instincts. Pay attention to any non-verbal cues a suspicious person is emitting and what he or she is doing. Calling someone out might make you unpopular. You might get yelled at, even by the person you’re trying to help if the situation is, in fact, innocuous. But ask yourself what you’d rather your friend face: a lost chance at a hookup, or perhaps the worst form of personal violation one can experience? The American Bar Association’s Committee on Domestic & Sexual Violence estimates 64 percent of women and 16 percent of men are raped, physically assaulted or stalked by a partner each year. Staying silent isn’t going to work. Rape and abuse can be extremely hard – and often painful – to talk about. In the past year, we’ve done a lot of talking about it, from Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment to the New Delhi gang rape to Steubenville. The more we talk about it and the more we educate, the closer we get to a day where we don’t have to question a woman’s level of intoxication when she says she was assaulted, where men don’t have to be lumped into a category of people to fear. We must face the realities in order to change them. Ruth Boettner is a senior French and global studies major. Reach her at opinion@

Anonymity brings out the sinister side of normal people


oming back from spring this driver ’s aggression and uncontrollable temper, but perhaps it was because break, I’m reminded of the vast number of people he didn’t like the car or the state on the license plate. He gave a few drawn-out who attend the University honks and sped by us, all the while givof Nebraska-Lincoln. Coning us the bird. Talk about friendly Denstantly being surrounded by people we don’t know can definitely ver citizens. Even though it’s not the worst he could have done, why do people be a good thing, as it allows us to make tend to be more aggressive new friends, business acin cars? quaintances, etc. However, Why does Surely, if this man was what about those we see at walking down the street, spring break always wantanonymity and I was walking in ing to fight, drink, curse the opposite direction, it or just be downright stu- breed a different would be a different story. pid? Although we live in If we were to bump shoula world where people are personality than ders, I can imagine a swift anonymous and can still what would be “sorry about that” would deliver random acts of normal for that ensue the clumsiness and kindness, sometimes the maybe an “excuse me” opposite seems to be more person?” would be enough to reconlikely. So why does being cile any problem. At worst, a number in a crowd give people the opportunity to become uncon- the individual would just say, “Watch it!” But unless he is already a jerk, no more trollable and sometimes detestable? Why does anonymity breed a different person- than that would happen. However, when people step into a vehicle, it creates a ality than what would be normal for that new playing field for anyone to say, do or person? act however they want with the freedom For example, cars are a way people gain a sense of anonymity. I first realized of getting away with it. The anonymity the severity of this issue when driving and lack of accountability while driving through Denver. A friend and I were driv- brings out the sinister side of us. Of course, the example of driving ing back to Lincoln, and we were instantdoesn’t always produce bad behavior. ly the target of a middle aged man’s road rage. I’m still unsure of what sparked The location can affect where anonymous

MARC MAREAN behavior thrives. An example would be living in a small town or having road rage in your own neighborhood. Because of accountability and familiarity with one another, drivers will be nicer to each other. At least, you can only hope no one in their right mind would blatantly cuss out their neighbor driving down the boulevard as they would a random stranger on the interstate. Even though the previous circumstances are very few, being anonymous also allows people to be extremely opinionated, very judgmental or even rude. As opposed to a face-to-face conversation, anonymous encounters usually ensure the speakers that their identity will

be relatively unknown, which can lead to interesting behavior. This can be seen on YouTube comments, unsigned letters or graffiti. Unfortunately, it appears that we live in a culture where instead of speaking to someone directly about an issue, Americans want to hide behind some sort of veil. The fact is everyone is guilty of it. It’s the society we live in. Since our culture seems to be adapting this anonymous behavior more and more, it’s something we are going to have to deal with. With the blow up of social media and Internet activity, it’s easier for us to hide behind this curtain and speak our minds without punishment. You see these people on Facebook, retail websites, blogs and other high-frequency sites who will post very racist, sexist and unfiltered talk without consequence except, maybe, a removed comment. Although some do this, others can form groups, such as Anonymous, a prominent hacking group, and interfere with government websites and company accounts. Not having a centralized location and core group makes combating hackers of Anonymous very difficult. In a way, their anonymity is a strength they play on. However, if you ever see someone acting like a fool on a social media site, just don’t respond. If you do, you are unintentionally feeding their already enormous egos and you are playing their

game. This is not the way you should handle situations. Also, becoming just another number in a group or crowd obtains a similar sense of anonymity. People desire to go to big events to attain this feeling such as going to concerts, vacation spots and sporting events. This gives people the option to gain a new identity by the very act of losing their identity amongst the crowds. As a result, people now have the means to create this new sense of self. Being anonymous in a crowd allows a new, unique sense of equality due to conformity and lack of individual identity. This isn’t always bad, however. In some cases, people can use this sense of anonymity to forget about themselves and their past. By becoming anonymous in a new environment, whether it’s on the internet or in a crowd, people no longer have to attach current experiences to past events in their lifetime. This allows new experiences to create unique memories that help them overcome past obstacles. All in all, there are always going to be those who act like jerks when they are in an anonymous situation. However, just let it go. You and your friends can just laugh about the whole thing later. Marc Marean is a Sophomore Secondary Education Major. Reach him at opinion@



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Devon Schovanec, a senior theatre major, stands outside of the Temple Building on Wednesday. Schovanec stars as Petruchio in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The play opens April 11.

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Devon Schovanec uses past roles, mentors to further success in theater career


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evon Schovanec didn’t know where he wanted to go to college. He didn’t even know if he wanted to attend college at all. That changed after one high school theater class. During his time at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Schovanec, a senior theatre major, has used his various roles and advice from his professors to learn about himself as a person and actor. “The theater has helped me recognize the potential for never-ending growth,” he said. “Acting is something that you will never be as good as you can be but you’ll always be good enough. It sounds contradictory, but it’s really not.” Schovanec’s high school theater teacher is what brought him to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After applying, his teacher drove him to auditions to make sure he was there on time. After his audition, he was asked

to join the theater program. “It was kind of jarring, and I guess I’ve always been one of those people where if I feel like saying yes, I’ll say yes to it. So here I am,” Schovanec said. If it weren’t for his high school teacher doing this, Schovanec said he believes he would be on a different path in life. “I would either be working toward owning a business or in jail,” he said. “I really did just get thrown into this ... I didn’t really have any idea that I had a talent and, I didn’t know the extent of my talent — I still don’t.” During his freshman year, Schovanec questioned whether or not theater was right for him. “Someone wise told me that if you can do something else, do it,” he said. “Meaning if you can walk away from the theater then do, because it is a brutal business, and you have to be in love with it.”

But it only took one role to convince him not to quit. Schovanec calls his role of Menelaus in the production of “Iphigenia 2.0” his defining moment. Before that, Schovanec acted in “Misanthrope” and finished it not knowing who his character was. In fact, Schovanec said he still doesn’t know. “I came out of it starving for something gritty,” he said. “I wanted to dig into my back of experience as well as creativity and something that just really needed me to … be vulnerable and, at the same time, the character Menelaus.” Schovanec found Menelaus to be hardened by his life experiences. The character accepted his questionable behavior as long as his countrymen were safe. Because of how dark and troubled Schovanec’s character was, he developed a ritual. Every night as Schovanec took off his boots, he would say “goodnight” to Menelaus.

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Kelly Wren gives Tori Le a haircut Tuesday at Black Dahlia Salon. Wren co-owns the salon with Amber Konradi.

Salon embraces ‘dark beauty’ style yuliya petrova dn Art comes in all different forms, whether it’s hanging on a wall or on someone’s body. Owner of Black Dahlia Salon Amber Konradi considers herself more of an artist than just a hairstylist. “You don’t understand the art form of hair until you work in a salon,” Konradi said. “In school they teach you basic techniques and the fundamentals but right now, I couldn’t do a textbook hair cut to save my life. My old boss told me, ‘No, don’t cut like that. Cut

with your eyes and how the hair feels.’ It was the best advice she’d ever given me, and it’s when hair clicked for me; that’s when it became an art – hair is definitely an art.” When Konradi was 17 years old, she knew cutting and coloring hair was her creative calling. Although doing hair is her passion, Konradi always admired other forms of art other than hair, such as photography and painting. She said her goal is to one day channel her creativity through clothing design or another creative outlet. Whatever her creative ideas may

be, Konradi said she never lets a client walk out of her salon with a haircut she wasn’t proud to put her name on. “I’m a perfectionist for an artist,” Konradi said. “I take my time. I don’t double-book myself. I give everyone their own attention. It’s not about the money.” Tori Le, a nail specialist at Black Dahlia, agreed. “She can tell what looks good for a person, and she works very hard to get it to turn out just right for a customer,” Le said.

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More than 17 million people hovered over computer screens to watch Zach Wahls’ 2010 viral YouTube testimonyon gay marriage to the Iowa House of Representatives. Wahls, a 21-year-old University of Iowa student, will speak at the University of NebraskaLincoln Thursday. “What Makes a Family?” addresses his upbringing by two lesbian mothers, who he referenced at the end of his viral testimony saying, “The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character.” The famous video is what originally interested the University Program Council (UPC) to sponsor the event. Peter Bock, a junior management/entrepreneurship and marketing double major and UPC member, remembers watching the video for the first time. “My first reaction was that I was just really impressed with how eloquent he was and how much courage he had to stand there and speak to what he believes,” Bock said. “That’s how you do it right there.” Bock said Wahls is similar to UNL students in many ways: he was born and raised in Iowa, is an Eagle Scout and owns his own tutoring business called “Iowa City Learns.” Since exposure from going viral, Wahls has appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” MSNBC, CNN and is widely considered a national advocate for the LGBTQA community. Wahls, in addition to traveling to present his “What Makes A Family?” talk, campaigns nationally for “Scouts For Equality” to allow openly gay males to be scouts. “He’s the perfect example of an all-American boy and was raised

Courtesy Photo The University Program Council has asked Zach Wahls to speak to UNL students about being raised by two lesbian mothers. by lesbian mothers,” Bock said. “He’s very Midwestern and basically a Lincoln, Nebraskan in a lot of ways.” Pat Tetreault, the director of LGBTQA resource center at UNL, said this event is a unique chance for many students to expand their horizons. “Many people do not understand their connection to the LGBTQA community, and this is an opportunity for them to hear from an individual who grew up with two moms on his perspective of what makes a family,” Tetreault said. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are nearly 594,000 same-sex couple households in America, of which 115,000 reported having children. Wahls’ family situation is just one of those households – and Tetreault

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Musical captivates wide audience CYNTHIA TODD DN An unexpected combination of Green Day’s punk rock music and classical Broadway mix to make “American Idiot,” a story of three lifelong friends. “American Idiot” centers around the obstacles the three face while deciding whether to stay in a world full of restrictions or venture into the city to fulfill their dreams. The musical features Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album, “American Idiot,” and will be at the Lied Center for Performing Arts this Friday and Saturday. “Viewers can expect a brilliant spectacle of theatre magic and the pulse of punk-rock music at its finest,” said Kennedy Caughell, who plays Heather in the musical. “Lives will be changed and lifted up with Billie Joe’s lyrics.” Lyrics were written by Bille Joe Armstrong, Green Day’s front man, and the show is directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer and choreographed by Olivier Awardwinner Steven Hoggett. The show was choreographed specifically for each actor in the musical, making the parts unique and representative of their characteristics. “He (Steven Hoggett) pushed us all to the limit and got great actors and singers to become great physical dancers,” said Lorin Latarro, associate choreographer for the production. “American Idiot” attempts to reach audiences that might not traditionally buy Broadway tickets, Caughell said. “I love this production because it reaches out to the rock lovers, who have probably never seen a Broadway show in their life, and the traditional musical theater people who would have never imagined having their eardrums tickled by a screaming electric guitar,” Caughell said. However, not only music and choreography have potential to attract an audience, but for some, it’s the deeper meaning within the songs. “I love, love, love performing ‘Letterbomb.’ It’s such a female-empowering piece with kickass choreography,” Caughell said. “I also love the song ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends;’ it’s the one song that made me cry when I saw the show.” Only on its second national tour, American Idiot’s anticipation level is high with several thousand tickets sold for the upcoming performance. Lincoln is among other large markets including Las Vegas, Tokyo, Philadelphia and Seoul to hold the musical. “I had the opportunity to see this

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“Metal Gear Solid V” is a blend of previous games, “The Phantom Pain” and “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.” It will be powered by the new game system, the Fox Engine.

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“American Idiot” is based on the music by Green Day. The show will open at the Lied Center this weekend. amazing production when it was in Chicago last year and have been waiting since we confirmed the Lied Center to see it again,” said Matthew Boring, marketing and sales coordinator for the Lied Center of Performing Arts. “It’s edgy, it has great music, amazing choreography and, yet, it’s still very much a Broadway experience.” The cast and crew have garnered rave reviews from all over the country. Although set in the post-9/11 time period, it presents modern struggles within today’s youth. “It’s our story,” Latarro said. “What we struggle with, how we survive, how easily our lives can turn a corner – either in good or bad way – at a young age. You’ll never forget this show.” “The show brings people together and changes lives by telling stories

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that need to be told,” Caughell said. “It does all this and is just an awesome evening to let go and rock out.” art on twitter @dnartsdesk

Schovanec: from 5 “(I did it) so I was sure to leave that character in the theater, because he shouldn’t be walking the streets,” Schovanec said. His ability to leave the character behind gave Schovanec a sense of accomplishment as an actor, a term he finally used to describe himself following the production of “Iphigenia 2.0.” “It allowed me to see that I had potential to do and handle material like that,” he said. “By no means would I say it’s my best performance, but it was the first step toward recognizing that there is always going to be something within each show that cause an ‘aha’ moment. And that’s why I’m doing this — for ‘aha’ moments.” Throughout his time at UNL, Schovanec has been a part of more than 10 productions, including “Shakespeare on the Green” last summer. “When I really throw myself into it, it’s not as if my time is being taken,” he said. “It’s an opportunity to do the thing that I love. I look around in the rehearsal space or the night of a show and I think, ‘Where would I rather be?’ I can’t often come up with anywhere else.” Schovanec said he has been influenced by many people in the Johnny Carson School, but three stand out: friend Bob Bonaventura, professor Stan Brown and professor Carrie Lee Patterson. “They’ve showed me what it’s like to be in a really positive theater process

and how positively you can live your life as an actor or director or creator or artist of any kind,” Schovanec said. Bonaventura, a UNL alum, and Schovanec became close after working on the production of “Tartuffe” together. Bonaventura continues to give Schovanec advice on various roles. “He is a wonderful person to help me sort out my stresses about roles and things,” Schovanec said. “Bob has given me things like affirmations that have really changed my life – I mean that.” Brown is the vocal professor at the Johnny Carson School. Through working on his voice and talking about all aspects of life, Brown has also greatly influenced Schovanec. “He has helped me grow so much as a person and when you grow as a person, it’s impossible not to grow as an actor and kind of vice versa,” Schovanec said. Patterson has directed Schovanec in three different productions in the past year in addition to being his professor. “He’s come such a long way in that amount of time,” Patterson said. “It’s incredible to me.” Patterson said she was most impressed by Schovanec’s eagerness to learn more about acting and directing, even as a junior and senior in college. “All students care about their work and skills … and what we’re teaching them, which is nice because

we never have students in our classes who don’t care,” Patterson said. “But by the time you’re a junior, a little of that (eagerness) has rubbed off. (Schovanec) still was like a big, giant sponge that wanted to know more and more.” While working with Patterson, Schovanec said he experienced levels of mutual respect between actors, directors, students and teachers. Schovanec recalls Patterson often telling her students, “If you trust me, I won’t allow you to look foolish.” “If I make that promise to them, they believe me,” Patterson said. “And then they’re willing to explore and fall on their faces in rehearsal, and it doesn’t matter because I’ll let them know if what they’re trying doesn’t work.” Currently Schovanec is Petruchio, the male lead, in the production of “Taming of the Shrew,” which Patterson is directing. Schovanec is planning to move out of Nebraska to pursue his acting career after graduation. “As far as being rich and famous goes, it’s not impossible nor is it my goal,” Schovanec said. Though his original graduate school audition didn’t pan out, Schovanec said that won’t stop him. “If he wants to do it, he’ll figure out how to do it,” Patterson said. arts on twitter @dnartsdesk

statement is to “provide diverse, educational and entertaining programs and events to enhance the UNL community.” Tetrault added that although students are entitled to their opinions, she challenges them to keep an open mind. “Whenever I have asked individuals about what they think makes a healthy relationship, I receive answers like love, honesty, affection, respect,

support, loyalty,” she said. “I have never received the answer that it is a man and a woman.” Wahls’ presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Nebraska Union. The event will be free for UNL students with a valid NCard and $5 for non-students. arts on twitter @dnartsdesk

nathan sindelar dn Hideo Kojima took the stage yesterday at the Game Developers Conference, his face covered in bandages. He had something to show us. A merging of two mysterious video game trailers previously shown played on the big screen, and, as much of the Internet suspected of them, “Metal Gear Solid V” was officially announced, a blend of the two: “The Phantom Pain” and “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.” Kojima, the director of the team responsible for the titles, Kojima Productions, pulled the mask off, a gimmick and reference to the hospitalized state of the game’s protagonist. Yet, as big an announcement as “MGSV” was, it sat in the back seat for the rest of the presentation as Kojima and crew dove into the technologic meat and potatoes that power the new game: the Fox Engine. In a barrage of language such as “inverse square attenuation” and “isotopic specular surfaces,” the team explained how the new engine, or, software system used to develop and play video games, could achieve unseen visual heights. We want to make the impossible possible, Kojima said. “It’s been four years, and that ladder has been built in the Fox Engine.” The team demonstrated the


development tool in real time, its capacity for near-photorealistic images proudly detailed. Through taking photos of an object or person from all angles, 3-D models can be crafted that are almost indistinguishable from their physical counterparts. From there, photographed textures and lighting – based in the math that governs it in real space – are applied and tweaked by artists to create the gorgeous video on display. However, as this clearly shows ways advancing technology will affect how we see the games we interact with, I’m not certain the buffet of violence currently offered by a majority of big titles will lend itself well to these high-fidelity images. Right now, a player can pick up almost any popular “Gears of War,” “Call of Duty” or even less-shooty game and end up killing hundreds, if not thousands, of monsters and men. I wonder how enticing that will be as the divide of abstractness between games and realism becomes thinner and thinner. I don’t think I want to kill 500 photorealistic people to see a story to completion (a number that flies in the face of realism anyway.) Part of the problem is what seems like an insatiable desire for second-to-second gratification. Like Hollywood films, for example, as time has progressed, the length of shots – the individual units viewers see that make up scenes and then entire movies – became shorter and shorter. Instead of an average of about 10 seconds, now, movies cut at seemingly breakneck speeds. In games, the time spent involved is longer, and

developers need to keep players entertained as quickly and often as possible throughout. So, insert a conga-line of baddies to give players something to do in place of more creative designs. Because violence is such a serious subject matter, it ought to be treated with respect. Violence is done right in a game when it makes a player uncomfortable, unsettled. The first death in the recently released “Bioshock: Infinite” is horrific and purposefully so. It immediately contrasts with the dream-like state preceding it and sets the tone for the rest of the game. But, the more killing that goes on, the less impactful each act becomes until, as a collection, all have been rendered insignificant. I want a game that uses fascinating opportunities such as the Fox Engine to limit the extremes, to foster an engaging experience that relies not on instantaneous and unrelenting feedback but on fresh methods of entertainment. What if, by the end of a 10-hour game, a player walked away having pulled a trigger just a couple times, each more impactful than the last? In general, I disagree with David Cage’s conception of the medium, but he and others have made a fantastic point. Violence, as the primary mode of progression in video games, needs to be restrained and or taken away in place of something different. I just hope that, more than incredible, captivating graphics and lighting, our new generations of technology, our “inverse square attenuation” will provide new generations of play. Still, it’s no lie; “Metal Gear Solid 5” does look damn impressive. arts on twitter @dnartsdesk

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Tori Le, a nail technician at Black Dahlia Salon, does Kelly Wren’s nails Tuesday. Black Dahlia was started by Wren and Amber Konradi in 2008. Le and Wren were doing each other’s hair and nails for what they call their “spa day.” Konradi said some people might be surprised to know she doesn’t do extreme avant-garde cuts and colors. “I’m pretty conservative, considering my appearance, I’m covered in tattoos, have black hair, working in a salon named Black Dahlia,” Konradi explained. “I like to push the envelope just a little bit. I love dark beauty; I find peace and a form of elegance in it.” It’s been five years since Konradi opened the doors to her salon. “Someone wrote us a message on our fan page asking, ‘Why in the world would you name your salon after a gruesome murder?’” Konradi said. “One, not everyone may know it was murder, and if you were to actually know me, you would know that salon title suits me. I wasn’t focusing on it being a murder, I’m focusing on her dark hair and the fact that she wore this white flower and yet, has a dark story behind her. But at the same time you can make it pretty and classy.” The title represents a frozen-intime era that’s still popular today through Marilyn Monroe posters, retro updos and vintage clothes. “This is beautiful, this fits me to a T,” she added. “A beautiful flower, the word black. All I wear is black, then I mix a little Goth, dark art, keeping it classy just like the 1940s era.” Since opening her salon, Konradi has not intentionally advertised her brand. Konradi has built

her clientele through word-of– mouth. “We are a smaller salon, and it lets us get close to our customers and get to know them better,” said Kelly Wren, Konradi’s co-worker. For Konradi, the client-stylist relationship is essential, especially when it comes to knowing what to expect from one another. “I know you’ve seen my work. I know you like what I do, and that’s why you’re coming to me,” she said. “As a new client you already trust me, you already know people who went to me.” Konradi likes to know how her clients find the salon. She said she doesn’t know why she would need to advertise explicitly. “I like the fact, ‘Oh my friend so-and-so comes to you,’ I like having that connection than having a stranger come off the street or saw my name on a billboard,” Konradi explained. “I do get clients walking past but not very often, and I’m totally OK with that, I just like that personal feel of knowing, that I’m connected to somebody else.” She added just as the clients are their own individual, so is their perception of what a haircut could be. For instance, short could mean a cut near the jawline to one client and mean to the shoulders to another. Each client’s verbiage varies. “We each have our own language. I know when you’re saying terminology of hair, I know what you mean. Terminology has to be established between each client;

you need to be multi-lingual and read between the lines,” Konradi said. “The first time it’s always stressful with a new client, because you have to learn their language.” Konradi said usually the best haircuts come when a client trusts the hairstylist. “Don’t come in with this image in your head that this is what you want because you’re not going to like it, and your stylist isn’t going to like it,” Konradi said. However, she does like when clients bring in pictures, because then Konradi knows her boundaries. It doesn’t mean the client will receive the exact cut in thepicture, because the cut still has to fit them, their hair texture and face shape. “Let’s find out what you like about the color, or cut in that picture and recreate that for you, specifically,” she said. Just as no two snowflakes are alike, the same can be said that no two hairstylists are alike. Konradi said she is proud of her unique style. “Every hair stylist is different,” she said. “We are each our own artist, therefore, your new stylist is going to do something different regardless, because they are a different kind of artist. I’m a very blunt stylist. I don’t sugar-coat, there is not anything pretentious about me, what you see is what you get.” arts on twitter @dnartsdesk

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practice notes: football Taylor progressing, ready for scrimmage

Many of the players on the Nebraska football team came in with goals they want meet this spring. Senior quarterback Taylor Martinez said his goal is increasing his knowledge at his position. “Just keep learning,” he said. “Just keep learning the offense and mechanics.” With the Red-White game just one week away, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said he’s seen his starting quarterback progress during the last three weeks. “Taylor’s playing confident, and I think he’s playing at a very high level,” Pelini said. “His ball placement’s been phenomenal. He threw a couple picks the first or second week of practice. I don’t think he’s thrown another one since.” After sitting out in last year’s scrimmage, Martinez said he’s eager to perform in Memorial Stadium again and show off his improvements. “Me and the whole team, we feel it coming and we’re excited,” he said. “We can’t wait to show what we’ve done so far.”

couple, that feel like they want to be the best in the country,” Fisher said. “Therefore, your standard of excellence and how you conduct yourself in practice, and the way you do drills and the way you practice has to be that. “It has to be so different than what everybody else is doing, and hopefully, that sharpens the other guys in the room. I think we have that.”

More offensive depth

With the losses of Rex Burkhead, Tim Marlowe and Kyler Reed, the Huskers are looking for newcomers to fill the that void left on offense, according to Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck. ”I think we still need to create better depth,” he said. “Some of our younger players have to continue to develop in their game and carry it to the next level. Now that they’ve learned what to do,

they got to get better at doing it. “I think Jake (Cotton) has had good improvement so far,” Beck said. “I see improvement by him every day. I really like what all those guys bring to the table. But again, it’s part of the youngness I was talking about … one period this guy’s looks very good, the next period he doesn’t look like he’s ready. It’s just about being consistent.” After Monday’s subpar effort, Pelini said he did see improvement from his squad on Wednesday and added that they’re moving in the right direction. “I thought today was a good go on both sides,” he said. “We’re making progress. Like you expect this time of year, we have a long way to go in all phases of the game. But we’re getting closer to laying a foundation that’s going to take us into fall camp, that’s what this is all about.” -compiled by Nedu Izu

Healthy competition between wide receivers

After three weeks of spring practice, the Huskers’ wide receivers are starting to settle in and look ready for the season, according to Rich Fisher. The wide receivers’ coach said he’s excited to see his toptwo wideouts shine this season. “Quincy (Enunwa), Kenny (Bell) – those guys want to be great,” Fisher said. “And not in a cocky way, just in a confident way. Some guys are good just because they’re better than everybody else. And some guys are really driven to be the best. A guy like Quincy, a guy like Kenny – those guys are innerdriven to be good.” The battle on the field between the two and the rest of the wide-receiving core is the type of competition the coach said he likes to see. “I think I got a couple of guys in that room, more than a


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Jamaican runners keep strong bond Blackwood, McKenzie remain close friends even when competing jacy lewis dn After the Arizona State Invitational, Jodi-Rae Blackwood is currently ranked third in the Big Ten in the 400-meter hurdles. He is currently tied for 19th in the nation. He is content with his rank but thirsty for harder competition. “I am looking forward to stepping up in the rankings,” Blackwood said. Blackwood is a junior from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. He attended high school with fellow Husker sprinter Dexter McKenzie. At Munro College, which is a boarding school in Blackwood’s hometown, Blackwood and McKenzie were teammates in the 4x400 meter relay. Nebraska recruiters first started looking at Blackwood because he had solid marks in the 400 meters and he had an impressive contributing run in the 4x400 meter relay. “He was an outstanding high school athlete and had good marks,” Nebraska track and field coach Gary Pepin said. Once Blackwood learned about the Nebraska coaches, it wasn’t a hard decision for him to commit to Nebraska. He was eager for a new adventure to start in his life. Since being teammates at Munro College, McKenzie and Blackwood have ran the 4x400 meter relay together for the Huskers multiple times. During the indoor season, they both ran the 200 meters, but at different meets. Competing against each other at meets has never proved to be a problem for them because they rarely have the chance. Blackwood and McKenzie became close friends during their last two years at Munro. They started running the 4x400 meter relay together. Since starting college, their friendship has grown. “It has gotten better because we have started living in the same house off campus,” Blackwood said. Blackwood ran a solid race at the Arizona State Invitational, but it’s only the beginning of the season, and there is still a lot that needs to be accomplished. Pepin would like Blackwood to improve


Husker kicker takes advice from former starter Mauro Bondi looks to improve by training with NFL prospect

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Jodi-Rae Blackwood congratulates a teammate after a race during the indoor track season. Blackwood ranks third in the Big Ten in the 400-meter hurdles.

“I am looking forward to stepping up in the rankings.” jodi-rae blackwood junior runner

his training sessions throughout the season. “I want him to be more competitive during practice,” Pepin said. Blackwood is coming off the indoor season where he ran the 400 meters at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, finishing 20th by posting a time of 48.09. For the outdoor season, he focuses

on running the 400-meter hurdles and 400 meters, but has ran a leg in the 4x400 meter relay before. The 400-meter hurdles is what has captured all his attention for the start of the outdoor season. Because he doesn’t compete in the hurdles during indoor, Blackwood has had to adjust from only just running to running and jumping over hurdles.

Last year, Blackwood made it to the Big Ten Outdoor Championship and placed sixth in the 400-meter hurdles. He also ran a leg in the 4x400 meter relay as well, which placed eighth. With his third place ranking in the Big Ten, Blackwood is optimistic about the outlook for the Big Ten Championships this season. Even though it is only the beginning of the outdoor season, Blackwood always has his eyes set on the big picture, which is the national championship. “I want to make it to the national championship and place,” Blackwood said. sports@

Nebraska wins road game in Lincoln Huskers hosted UNO after weather caused number of postponements

While Bondi never did have to burn his redshirt, he still improved greatly as a kicker last season working alongside Maher. Even now, as Maher trains for NFL camps and Bondi for the 2013 season, the two work together. kyle cummings “We’re pretty close,” Bondi dn said. “I try to come out and kick while he’s here. I watch him; he Mauro Bondi’s kicks used to watches me. So he’s been a real make a splat sound. Now they good friend, real help, even as far make a thump. as being out in public helping out “When you hear a splat, and on the field. He’s a big help.” it’s not very much power,” NeMaher may have proved braska special teams coordinator himself the better kicker for the Ross Els said. “(Bondi’s) got that 2012 season, but Els thinks Bondi thump. He’s hitting the ball really might actually have the stronger well.” leg. But that wasn’t always the “He might be able to kick a case. Last year, Bondi struggled few more out,” Els said. with getting height on the ball, Filling the shoes of an AllEls said. Big Ten kicker such as “It was just Maher was one of the a second string reasons Bondi chose to thing,” Bondi said. come to Nebraska in “Now everything is the first place. running smoothly.” “Ninty-nine perThe sophomore cent of the kickers place kicker said he who leave here go to corrected his techthe NFL,” Bondi said. nique last year and “That’s something you continues to learn just want to do. As a from Brett Maher, kid you want to go to last season’s startthe NFL. Seeing Alex ing kicker. While go and Brett, he’s probbondi Maher played the ably going to go. That role of mentor last kind of gives hope if year, the two fought for a starting you work hard enough here, then spot just a couple seasons ago. you might be able to get to the After current Philadelphia next level.” Eagles kicker Alex Henery graduAt the same time, it can ated in 2011, the coaching staff be an intimidating experience was unsure who would take over walking out in front of the “Sea the place kicking duties, so they of Red” following a long line let Maher and Bondi compete of successful kickers, includfor a season. By ing two current the 2012 season, NFL players (and [Maher] has though, Maeven three if Maher her had proved been a real makes the league himself as the next season). Els good friend...He’s superior kicker. isn’t worried about So Els and the a big help.” building Bondi to coaching staff be the next great decided to redHusker kicker, mauro bondi shirt Bondi last sophomore place kicker though. That’s not year. his approach. Even as a “You expect the redshirt, though, Bondi was the best out of everyone you coach,” back-up kicker. Els said. “It’s hard to look back “It was a mess,” Bondi said. and say ‘Hey, this guy did it that “But it was weird being second way, why can’t you?’ Every instring and knowing at any time I dividual is different, but you could go in and lose my redshirt.” expect them to produce as well Knowing that he could lose as they can. I don’t know if he his redshirt during any game was looks at it that way, we certainly nerve-wracking to him, Bondi don’t.” said, but he was still ready to go Bondi isn’t looking at it that if he was called in to kick. In fact, way either, he said. Bondi almost did have his oppor“I’m just going to do my tunity to kick last year. style of kicking, try to do what “Brett had a couple of issues I can to keep it going,” Bondi there; he would shank a punt earsaid. “You don’t want to stop ly,” Els said. “We more than once something that’s good, so I’ll try said, ‘Should we put in Bondi?’ to start my own legacy.” And we didn’t, but I’ll tell you he sports@ was close to going in.”

rivals, also had a nice game. The right-hander went four innings scoreless with three strikeouts in the outing. Finishing up for Lockman was junior Tatum Edwards, who finished the final three innings strong with six strikeouts. Up until the third inning, the game was all tied up when senior Gabby Banda was on base for her team and Taylor Edwards was up to bat. Edwards then hit a line drive to right center to give coach Revelle’s squad its first run of the game. Later in the game, she also hit a homerun, the only one in the game, over the left field fence to widen the lead for the Huskers. Nebraska is now 23-6 on the season and will continue on to conference play this weekend against Illinois. Because of the problems the Fighting Illini have had with their field, the team has revised the weekend’s schedule, which will force the two teams to play a doubleheader Saturday and finish the series with another The New York Times Syndication Sales Corporation game Sunday. sports@620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018 For Information Call: 1-800-972-3550

josh kelly dn Wednesday, because of weather conditions, the No. 19 Nebraska softball team ended its season series with the University of Nebraska at Omaha at Bowlin Stadium after the matchup was postponed twice. The game was originally going to be played in Omaha, but had to be moved to Lincoln because of wet field conditions. So although the Huskers were playing at home, they were the away team for the matchup against the Mavericks. The UNO softball team had some opportunities, but they were unable to convert and the Huskers retained control of the game throughout to win their 23rd game of the season with a 4-0 victory. For Husker players, including sophomore Mattie Fowler, the weather is just something that has to be accounted for in Nebraska. “We just have to accommodate to the weather,” Fowler said. “For UNO to play here in Lincoln is just like a home game for them and it sort of evens things out. The weather has made us tougher, and we’re ready for what’s ahead of us.” Fowler was one of the nine batters who reached base safely against the Mavericks batting 1-for-4 on the game. After noticing the Mavericks had difficulties getting the field ready, Nebraska


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Taylor Edwards (right) talks to teammate Gabby Banda (left) in the on-deck circle earlier this season. Edwards hit a homer Tuesday. coach Rhonda Revelle was ready for an away game in Lincoln. “I talked to the coach at UNO on Sunday and knew they had snow and had other games to cancel,” Revelle said. “They have to play at Westside High School, so they weren’t able to have their field crew there.” For the rest of the Nebraska team, even though the Huskers were able to get 11 hits in the

game, only two players had multiple hits. Junior catcher Taylor Edwards went 2-for-2 including two walks, a homerun and an RBI-double while freshman teammate Hailey Decker went 2-for-4 on the game. Freshman pitcher Emily Lockman, who started on the mound for the Huskers and contributed to the shutout against the in-state

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men’s basketball year end review mvp dylan talley

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If there’s one thing Tim Miles is going to remember most about Dylan Talley, it’s his gum chewing. There’s no one on the team who chomps better than him, according to the Nebraska coach. “I mean, my goodness, he just works it,” Miles said with a laugh. “He gets going; he’s all fired up.” But the chomping of the gum is only one highlight the senior brought to the court this season. Talley put up point totals of 28, 27, 21, 20 and 18 this season. Those five figures assisted him in becoming Nebraska’s go-to playmaker. To name Talley the best player on the team would be an understatement. If there were a player you could expect to lead the Huskers in scoring, it was the Camden, N.J., native. In fact, the guard did it 14 times throughout the season while also leading the team in rebounding eight times. He also brought the ball up the floor every possession, rarely getting a break as he ranked third in the Big Ten playing – almost 36 minutes a game. Talley saved his best for last as well, and there’s no question the team will take a big hit without his team-high average 13.7 points per a game next year.

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Nebraska coach Tim Miles yells at an offical early in the season at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Miles’ squad went 15-18 in his first season as the Huskers’ head man.

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3 points for the future

1. Look for more of the motion offense in 2014.

Miles was careful with his team, feeling out the pieces he had in place in year one. He didn’t go fullbore with his schemes because the talent wasn’t there to run it. As he settles into his position during the next few seasons, he will move toward the faster paced, more prolific attack he used with Colorado State.

2. Which Gallegos will show up next season?

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The senior forward has been the one constant for the Huskers in the transition from the Doc Sadler to the Tim Miles era. A starter under Sadler, he was never fully utilized as a scorer until this season, and when Nebraska needed a little boost on the offensive end, he was there to give it to them. In Nebraska’s final game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, Ubel had arguably the best game of his four-year Nebraska career. The senior scored the Huskers’ last 10 points in a 53-51 win. His fiery celebrations after a pair of buckets and a 3-point play had the old arena going nuts in its last go around. Ubel won’t be remembered as one of the all-time greats. There won’t be a poster with his likeness hanging from the Pinnacle Bank Arena rafters, but he won’t be forgotten by those who watched him continue to fight through the rough stretches of the last few years. Ubel was a consistent contributor through it all.

1. Shields Security

The Huskers may be losing a couple of their leading scorers from this season, but they will have one hot scorer in Shavon Shields back for next season. The freshman showed why he deserved time on the court midway through the season with a 29-point showing at Penn State Jan. 19. Expect the guard’s 8.6 points per game to spike next season and him emerge as Nebraska’s playmaker.

2. Big Men?

Ray Gallegos was hot at times but mostly cold this season, frustrating more than a few Husker fans. From what we saw of him, he is the purest shooter on the team, but boy is he streaky. Losing Talley and Ubel to graduation, Nebraska will need Gallegos to step up as consistent source of offense next year.

Probably the biggest question that lingers for Tim Miles and his coaching staff is who will take over at the forward and center positions? Who will occupy the roles once held by 6-foot-10-inch Brandon Ubel and 6-foot-11-inch Andre Almeida? If Nebraska hopes to improve on its 15-18 record next season, it’ll need to answer those questions before next November.

3. Who will be the point guard?

3. Transfers’ Emergence

Benny Parker is the obvious answer. He began the year at the position, but when he was unable to contribute much in the scoring category, Miles replaced him with Talley near the end of the year. Talley is gone now, but Nebraska will bring in New Zealand point guard Tai Webster over the offseason. It will be interesting to see how that position battle plays out.

After sitting out all of the 2012-13 season, sophomore forwards Terran Petteway (6-foot-6-inches) and Walter Pitchford (6-foot-10-inches) will get their chance on the floor for Nebraska next fall. After seeing little time at Texas Tech and Florida, expect the transfers to provide size and athleticism for the small Husker squad next year.

-compiled by Nedu izu

-compiled by Lanny Holstein

-compiled by Lanny Holstein

art by ian tredway | dn

2012-13 season’s highest and lowest points grades

High point March 6, Nebraska beats Minnesota 53-51 in the last game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center

BA B- might seem high for a team that went 15-18, didn’t make either the NCAA or NIT tournament and was eliminated in the second round of itss conference tournament. However, Nebraska vastly outplayed my expectations after returning only two of its top seven scorers from last season, and I am rewarding it for doing so.

- Lanny holstein, dn assistant sports editor

C+ Going into his first season as the Nebraska men’s basketball coach, Tim Miles knew he’d be short on scoring for the 2012-2013 campaign. This year’s squad relied heavily on three upperclassmen – Dylan Talley, Ray Gallegos and Brandon Ubel – for offense. A lot of the time, it wasn’t good enough. For those reasons I give this year’s Husker squad a C+ on its spring report card.

- nedu izu, basketball beat reporter

file photo by kaylee everly | dn

It was a magical night for the Huskers. From the start, Nebraska was on its game, pulling out to an early lead and holding on down the stretch. The Huskers had been dominated by the Gophers in the teams’ first meeting, 84-65, in a game that was actually much worse than the final score

indicated. With revenge from that game on their minds, the Huskers put on a show. A trio of seniors – Brandon Ubel, Dylan Talley and Andre Almeida – did most of the damage for the team, scoring a combined 31 points and pulling in 14 rebounds. As the final buzzer sounded, the near-sellout crowd rushed the court one final time. Ubel and Talley were carried off the court on the shoulders of a few Husker fans.

- compiled by lanny holstein

low point Jan. 2, Nebraska loses to Ohio State 70-44 at Columbus, Ohio. A smile on Tim Miles’ face on the night of Nov. 21 couldn’t begin to describe the emotions most Nebraska men’s basketball fans felt that night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Huskers had just beaten Tulane with a nail-biting 61-57 victory to begin the campaign 4-0 for the first time since 2008-09 season. The Husker fans, Miles and coaching staff alike were on cloud nine. Then came Nebraska’s first January match against the then No. 8 team in the nation – Ohio State.

Little did the Huskers know that their first Big Ten matchup of the season would be a reflection of last year’s visit to Columbus, Ohio. Shavon Shields may have led all players with nine rebounds on the night, but that was the high point for Nebraska. The Buckeyes outplayed and outmatched Nebraska in every other category in their monstrous 70-44 defeat against Nebraska that night. The 30.4 percent shooting turned out to be Nebraska’s worst performance from the floor all season. The dreadful welcoming to league play appeared to set the tone for the rest of Nebraska’s 5-13 season in Big Ten play.

– compiled by Nedu iZU

file photo by morgan spiehs | dn

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