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home sweet home Entomology professor works to preserve bee populations with wooden hotels

Tom Weissling, an associate professor of practice in the Entomology Department, displays his bee hotels in the Evasco Garden on East Campus Wednesday morning. Weissling has been making the bee hotels for two years.

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here’s vacancy at the East Campus bee hotel. Two bee hotels are set up to encourage urban solitary bee populations in the Evasco Garden on the University of NebraskaLincoln’s East Campus. Unlike honey and bumble bees, which live in colonies, solitary bee species live independently. Since the installation of the first bee hotel on campus last June, friends, family and colleagues have wanted to own their own bee hotels. So far, Tom Weissling, an associate professor of practice in entomology and distance education coordinator, has made eight hotels and even has some at his house in his yard. One bee hotel was auctioned off last October in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association Silent Auction. The newest one was put up last Saturday. The structures can take up to three or four hours to complete. With the declination of honey bees and the expansion of cities, it’s important to maintain the variety of bee popu-

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lations, Weissling said. “Urban areas decline habitat for these bees as cities get larger,” he said. “As (cities) get larger, we get rid of dead wood, or if we see a crack in a foundation, we patch it up. Plus we have fear of insects and spray indiscriminately towards them. So this is a big help in getting them to nest.” Most bee species are not aggressive as long as they don’t feel threatened, Weissling said. “You can just put the box out and stand right next to it and watch the bees go in and out,” he said. The bee hotels are made out of blocks of wood with different hole drillings in them. The different sizes in holes are to be used by different kinds of bees such as the carder bee, the leaf-cutting bee and the sweat bee. The bees create “cells” to house their larvae while they grow. Once the larvae have transformed into bees, they can leave the holes one by one. Different bee species can use

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The bee hotels, made by Weissling, contain drilled pieces of wood, with bee larvae inside of them. Next month, the bees inside will began to hatch.

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Kubik wouldn’t comment on the investigation, but she confirmed the validity of the document’s contents. She said she didn’t send them to The University of Nebraska-Lincoln administration doesn’t have any re- Weissinger or the news outlets. The document, dated April 4, grets about hiring a new College of 2014, and signed by the director of the Journalism and Mass Communicaschool’s Office of Civil tions dean while she was Rights and Institutional under investigation for Equity, states that Marron discrimination, officials “did create an unwelcome said Wednesday. and hostile environment An unknown source within the Central Michimailed a confidential gan University commudisposition document nity.” regarding sex discriminaKubik, who took a tion accusations against two-week maternity leave Maria Marron, chairat the end of the spring woman of the Depart2013 semester, requested ment of Journalism at an extension of her tenure Central Michigan Uniclock, which Marron said marron versity and CoJMC dean she didn’t think should appointee, to the Lincoln be granted because Kubik Journal Star, the Daily was at CMU for most of the semester. Nebraskan and Senior Vice Chancellor The Office of Civil Rights and for Academic Affairs Ellen Weissinger. Institutional Equity determined that In the document, Sara Kubik, a Marron’s actions rose to “a level of CMU journalism professor, said she was denied extension of her tenure clock and denied reappointment bemarron: see page 2 cause she was pregnant.

A couple minutes before 10 a.m., the projected opening time for pretzel franchise Auntie Anne’s in the Nebraska Union, students were already lining up. The franchise opened Wednesday in the Nebraska Union food court beside the Subway Pizza Express, taking up the last remaining food court vendor space. Steve Barton, president of Barton Development Inc. and owner of the two Subway franchises and the Auntie Anne’s in the union, said on Wednesday morning he expected to serve about 200 customers. “I know there’s been a lot of talk about Auntie Anne’s opening, so we’re hoping that translates into a lot of students coming,” he said. While they didn’t have a customer count by the end of the day, on-site manager Travis Crow said they surpassed their estimated earnings of $2,000 and were close to doubling it. “We’ve always had people in the line pretty much since we opened,” Crow said. Right now, the Auntie Anne’s franchise offers a variety of pretzels in different flavors, pretzel nuggets and pretzel dogs. It also serves Auntie Anne’s lemonade. Prices range

from $2.90 for an original pretzel to $3.75 for pretzel nuggets. A twopretzel combo, which comes with a drink, is about $8. Flavored pretzels are also available, with options such as cinnamon sugar, sweet almond and sour cream and onion. Crow said most products were equally popular, with students particularly favoring the lemonade. On the other hand, the cinnamon sugar pretzels haven’t sold as much as the team expected it to sell. Barton said when school starts up again in the fall, there will be some new options available. Opening day came a week later than expected as a custom-made countertop wasn’t ready by the time builders had anticipated. “Otherwise we would’ve been opened a week ago,” Barton said. “Unfortunately that didn’t happen.” Although the semester is nearly over, Auntie Anne’s will be open during summer at the same time as the other food court vendors. Max Jordan, a junior accounting major, tried the cinnamon sugar pretzel bites on Wednesday. “I liked them,” he said. “I would definitely get Auntie Anne’s again. I would probably try something different.” Staff had hands-on training Tuesday with a corporate Auntie Anne’s trainer, and two staffers re-

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“I had Auntie Anne’s today because of good memories from the Mall of America back home – had to come doorbust it today. It was awesome.” Sophia Cadle

“I love Auntie Anne’s. We’ve been trying to come all week, and it has not been open. I usually get a regular pretzel, but today I might get the nuggets. It’s a tough call. ” Alex Burch

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ceived a month of training at the Auntie Anne’s headquarters in Pennsylvania. Barton said he thinks the opening of the pretzel franchise will give students more options come lunch time. “We believe that the Auntie

Anne’s product offers a good mix with what else is on the food court,” he said. “Both as an option for a meal, but also as an option during the snack periods in the afternoon and in the evening.” NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM


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ON CAMPUS what: Lied Center Presents: Moscow Festival Ballet Cinderella when: 7:30 p.m. where: Lied Center for Performing Arts cost: $29

what: Nebraska Game and Parks Safety Brief when: Noon to 1 p.m. where: Nebraska Union Heritage Room

what: WGS Graduation Reception and Awards Ceremony when: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. where: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Unity Room

what: Last Day of Horticulture Club Spring Plant Sale when: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. where: East Campus Teaching Greenhouse West

UNL expects to hand out more than 2,900 degrees Gabrielle Lazaro DN More than 2,900 degrees will be awarded at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and May 10. About 550 of these are graduate and professional degrees and about 2,300 are undergraduate degrees. Approximately 100 students will graduate from the College of Law. These numbers are on track compared to recent years, said Assistant University Registrar Jennifer Verhein. She said May commencement is always the largest and is twice the size of the December commencement and four times the size of the August commencement. In May 2013, UNL awarded 2,722 degrees – 2,107 were undergraduate degrees. The August 2013 commencement awarded 722 degrees – 391 were undergraduate degrees – and the December 2013 commencement awarded 1,509 degrees with 1,199 undergraduate degrees. Numbers for the total degrees awarded at all three commencements in 2012 and 2013 differed by fewer than 100 degrees. “I would expect that would be a pattern at most universities,” she said “It’s not atypical that May is the largest for any ceremony, and then there are more graduate degrees awarded in summer than in December because we have working people coming back and completing degrees in the summer.” Out of the 2,900 degrees to be awarded next Saturday, about 630 will come from the College of Arts and Sciences, 430 from the College of Education and Human Sciences, 390 from the College of Business Administration, 300 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, 230 from the College of Engineering, 120 from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, 90 from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, 60 from the College of Architecture and 40 from the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. Phyllis Fogerty, assistant to the dean of the College of Education and Human Services, said the college typically awards between 400 and 500 degrees each May. The exact number of degrees to be awarded is currently 2,913, but with preliminary grades still coming in, this number is subject to

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courtesy photo | dn change, Verhein said. Faculty has until 4 p.m. on May 9 to finalize grades. “Some students will end up not graduating,” Verhein said. “We’ll end up in the same vicinity as last May – the numbers have been tracking very close to last May.” This is the third UNL graduation commencement to be held at the Pinnacle Bank Arena since August 2013. In fact, the arena’s certificate of occupancy was granted about one week before the August commencement, Verhein said. Traditionally, ceremonies were held at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, but with the recent volleyball renovations, the center is now too small for the event, she said. The May 9 ceremony for graduate students begins at 3 p.m., and

graduates need to report by 2 p.m. The May 10 ceremony for undergraduate students begins at 9:30 a.m., and graduates need to report by 8:30 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Law graduates will be held at 3 p.m. on May 10 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Caps and gowns can be picked up this week at the Wick Alumni Center or next week at the University Bookstore. Verhein encouraged all Saturday attendees to give themselves plenty of time for parking because the Haymarket Farmers’ Market will be underway on Saturday morning. Both Friday and Saturday’s commencements are free and open to the public with no tickets required. news@ dailynebraskan.com

Socks allow student to express himself McCartney Martin DN They come in different colors, materials and designs. Some are meant for certain occasions and some meant for any time or any place. They can complete any outfit and most importantly they can allow some a way of expressing themselves. That’s what socks have done for Alan LeClair II, a junior nutrition, exercise and health science major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. LeClair discovered his gateway to individuality during his sophomore year at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha. While attending Roncalli, LeClair was required to wear a uniform, which left him with few opportunities to differentiate himself from other students. “There was really no other way to put myself out there,” LeClair said. “I figured I’d wear socks because that was the only other way that I found was cool.” Nearly five years later LeClair’s unique sock collection has expanded to nearly 65 pairs, which take up three separate drawers in his dresser. In these drawers are an array of colors and designs, with everything from La-Z-Boy chairs to candy cane stripes. However, there are two pairs that hold a sacred place in LeClair’s heart. The first is the always recognizable, and LeClair’s signature, Sock Monkey socks.

“I got those my senior year in high school from an old friend,” LeClair said. “They’re really neat, and they really meant something to me when she gave them to me.” His other favorite pair, known as the lime-green-with-a-yellowlightning-bolt socks, were a gift from LeClair’s roommate. “I guess I don’t have any significance as to why I like (socks) besides that they come from special people,”

he said. Most of LeClair’s socks have been gifts from his sister, friends and girlfriend of three years, Megan Personett, a sophomore hospitality, restaurant and tourism management major. “It makes it easy for me on his birthday or Christmas,” Personett said. “If I can’t think of something, I know that I can find socks somewhere.”

However, with only so many unique socks out there, new pairs are becoming increasingly difficult to find. “We bought every single pair of socks from DSW that they had, that were unique,” Personett said. “So DSW is done, and Target is done, too.” LeClair usually makes his socks match his outfits, even for formal occasions such as his senior prom, when he matched his socks to his tie. They were lime green, Personett’s favorite color. “My dress was purple, so he got these purple Superman Chucks, and with them wore green lightening bolt socks because lime green is my favorite color,” she said. LeClair often receives compliments on his socks, especially while working at the Dairy Store on East Campus. “They usually say, ‘Wow, those are sweet socks, where’d you get those?’ or ‘I’m really digging those. Those are dope,’” LeClair said. With all the attention that LeClair’s socks bring, he hopes people recognize him before they recognize his socks. “I know some people probably recognize me by that, but hopefully they know my name first before they start calling me ‘Kid with the cool socks,’” LeClair said. “I’m a normal guy.” news@ dailynebraskan.com

a lot more beneficial insects than pests,” he said. “So I decided to combine that with woodworking, you know. I like power tools and big loud things that are sharp.” There’s been a demand to learn more about the hotels as people become aware of them. Weissling and Erin Bauer, an extension associate in

pesticide safety in the Entomology Department, are creating a how-to Nebraska guide with instructions for making bee hotels. They hope to have the publication out sometime during the summer. “The Nebguide will discuss benefits of installing solitary bee hotels in your landscape, and how

to build them,” Bauer wrote in an email. “The purpose of the bee hotel is to provide a potential nesting site for these solitary bees, thus attracting them to your landscape and encouraging them to pollinate in the local area.” news@ dailynebraskan.com

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Alan LeClair II, a junior nutrition, exercise and health science major, began collecting unique socks during his sophomore year of high school. His sock collection takes up three separate drawers in his dresser, and he plans to continue expanding his collection.

bees: from 1 the different sized holes to live and grow side-by-side. When Weissling learned about bee hotels from colleagues last winter, he decided to combine two of his hobbies: conserving insect populations and wood-working. “My main passion is the conservation of insects because there’s

UNL, UNMC funds $300,000 to bioengineering Bioengineering research could improve at the University of Nebraska thanks to a $300,000 set of grants. Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are collaborating to further research of bioengineering. The project, Bioengineering for Human Health Grants Initiative, is being funded by the vice chancellors for research at both UNMC and UNL. Three research teams have each been funded $100,000 grants for the project. “The idea behind the initiative was to build collaborations between medical scientists at UNMC and engineers at UNL to tackle important clinical problems that cannot be addressed from medical science or engineering alone,” UNMC associate professor Andrew Dudley said. “So many of these problems are ones where internationally, engineers are working on the problem separate from medical scientists working on the problem, and that there’s a gap in knowledge that does not allow either group to succeed.” Dudley said the combined efforts of biologists and engineers is crucial to solving many modern medical problems, such as developing treatment strategies for certain cartilage diseases. Dudley’s research team was the first to receive funding. Dudley will work with UNL’s Angie Pannier, an associate professor of biological systems engineering, to develop an in vitro (in lab) model of growth plate cartilage. “My project is to understand how cartilage develops in the body so that we can engineer better cartilage to be available for transplantation, as an alternative and improved treatment strategy for cartilage diseases,” Pannier said. Dudley said this research is important, not only for transplantation but also because cartilage is often difficult to study. Once cells are taken out of cartilage and studied in a laboratory, they often behave differently

than they did in the body. “Any time we can create a replica of human tissue in the laboratory we also have the ability to study how the tissue develops, we can create disease models so we can study how disease interferes with the function of the tissue, we could also conceivably use the tissue for drug screening or toxicology studies, so there’s actually a large number of possibilities for what we can do once we have a model tissue that we create and can grow in the laboratory,” Dudley said. Dudley and Pannier first crossed paths at Northwestern University, where Dudley was an assistant professor. Dudley was working on a collaboration with Lonnie Shea, a tissue engineer at Northwestern University. At that time, Pannier was a graduate student in Shea’s lab, but they did not meet until Dudley was recruited to UNMC. Shea recommended that Dudley contact Pannier, who had since moved on to UNL, to see if Pannier was interested in using a scaffolding system Shea had developed to create cartilage in a lab. There are often two challenges that arise whenever a collaboration takes place, Dudley said. The first is differences in language between the two groups. Biologists and engineers often use similar terms that mean different things to each side. One of the first steps then is to find a common language. The second challenge is for the biologists and engineers to find a common goal for both sides to strive for. “Biologists like to understand problems; we like to gain knowledge,” he said. “Engineers want to produce something. Again, that can be a problem. There can be conflict between chasing information and chasing a patent.” Other UNL researchers working in collaboration with UNMC researchers include Yongfeng Lu, an electrical engineering professor, Tian Zhang, a civil engineering professor and Sangjin Ryu, an assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering. The group will study breast cancer. news@ dailynebraskan.com

marron: from 1 prohibited conduct.” Her actions included: -Sending an email to Kubik while she was in the hospital, asking her to finish grading class work she had intended for two other instructors to grade. Marron said the load of work was too much for the two faculty members. -Sharing in an email to faculty that Kubik’s reappointment meeting couldn’t go past 5 p.m. because Kubik had to pick up her son. -Not asking a fixed-term lecturer to give up his time slot for Kubik, who requested to not teach past 5 p.m. because of her pregnancy. But the office determined the denial of Kubik’s reappointment related to “service, research, and teaching ability – not her pregnancy.” Weissinger said Marron mentioned during the fall interview process at UNL that she had made some “hard decisions” regarding tenure while at CMU. She said candidates often make such admissions during the hiring process. “I took it as the kind of info that good honorable candidates will often share,” Weissinger said. Weissinger received the disposition document in the mail Wednesday. She said in a Tuesday night email to UNL staff that Marron is “an academic leader who treats others with respect and is unbiased and transparent with her colleagues. It was clear that she was well regarded on campus and nationally as an academic and as a person.” “I have nothing in front of me to make me think otherwise,” Weissinger said Wednesday. In a statement, Marron said she couldn’t comment on the matter. “... I would love to speak to the media with this,” she said. “However, there is a process involved, and I respect it, even if whoever leaked the information does not. I show respect to everyone, and promise to show respect to all faculty, staff and colleagues by not speaking to the media about their professional or employment situations.” In a statement, UNL spokesman Steve Smith called the vetting process for Marron’s appointment “lengthy and vigorous.” The dean selection process is guided by university bylaws. It be-

gins with the formation of a search committee composed mostly of college faculty. The CoJMC search committee included: -Amy Struthers, an advertising associate professor -Barney McCoy, a broadcasting associate professor -Ming Wang, an advertising assistant professor -Kathryn Christensen, a broadcasting professor of practice -Matthew Waite, a news editorial professor of practice -Ruth Brown, an advertising professor -Susan Bullard, a news editorial associate professor -Gina Matkin, an associate professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication The search committee narrowed down the applicant pool to five candidates, all of whom Weissinger approved. They then came to campus for visits with faculty, senior administrators and others. Both Weissinger and the search committee spoke with the finalists’ references. “You learn a lot about people – more than a typical interview,” Weissinger said. “But it builds buyin. I look for extremely strong support. The dean can’t thrive without that kind of support.” In an email, Kubik said she took her complaints to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC accepted her case, which indicts the whole university. She couldn’t comment on the case because it is still ongoing. Katherine Lasher, CMU’s director of the Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity, said she couldn’t comment on Kubik’s complaints, citing personnel matters. UNL has a division of Equity, Access and Diversity Programs that handles discrimination complaints as they arise. Its director, Linda Crump, reports to Chancellor Harvey Perlman. CoJMC has been without a permanent dean since June 30, 2012, when former Dean Gary Kebbel stepped down. Marron, who spent 12 years at CMU as a professor and chairwoman, will begin her position June 1. daniel wheaton contributed to this report news@ dailynebraskan.com

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d n e d i to r i a l b oa r d m e m b e r s HAILEY KONNATH

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CoJMC dean-elect deserves chance to defend herself An anonymous source from Central Michigan University made waves this week by sending a confidential document regarding the dean-elect of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications to news outlets and University of Nebraska-Lincoln adminsitrators. The document contained information regarding a discrimination complaint filed against deal-elect Maria Marron by Sara Kubik, a Central Michigan University assistant journalism professor. Kubik’s complaint stated that Marron created “an unwelcome and hostile environment” in her former workplace and that she was unfairly denied tenure based on her pregnancy. The news of Marron’s investigation has garnered attention from both local news agencies as well as the Associated Press and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. Although the Daily Nebraskan Editorial Board believes cases of discrimination must be addressed with the utmost care and responsibility, we urge people to not jump to conclusions. Some information in the reports seems damning, but there are two sides to every story. UNL administrators say that applicants often bring up these kinds of cases in the hiring process, so we can’t be sure – at least at this point – that this will severely affect Marron’s ability to lead the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. If this is indeed a common occurrence for persons holding leadership positions in academia, then we should take care to learn the particulars of each case before taking up the pitchforks. Today, information travels fast and readers don’t always have the time or take the time to question what they read. The DN Editorial Board urges concerned students, faculty and community members to wait until the matter is completely settled before making up their minds. Until we know more, it seems unfair to pass a serious judgement on Marron. She hasn’t even begun working for UNL and will already face some difficulties based on the negative feedback surrounding this news. For now, we won’t contribute to that feedback. opinion@dailynebraskan.com

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our life can flash before your eyes. You can make a decision, change your mind and then change your mind again. An entire year can seemingly pass you by – all in a moment’s time. A moment – a measurement of time – 90 seconds to be exact. However, the extent to which we measure our lives goes beyond that minute and a half. The year that flew by in what felt like a single moment was really 350,400 of them – so how do we ensure that we’re making these moments count? It’s simple. I calculated the year into moments by the hour, day, week and month — and if I’ve counted correctly, I’ve made mine count. I spent 600 moments a week in class. I got roughly 280 moments of sleep a night. I went to work for about 800 moments each week. I spent 58,400 moments mending a broken heart and nearly 146,000 moments falling in love. The rest of my moments were spent on bike rides, adventures and random stuff like going to the bathroom, maintaining good hygiene and reading the newspaper, plus the additional 240 moments it took me to write this column. The last thing I want to do is waste these precious moments, but it’s impossible not to. According to Mashable, Americans spend 8 hours a month on Facebook. That’s 320 moments wasted – comparing ourselves to others or worrying what everyone thinks and says about us. Using Facebook and other social net-

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he first time I tried makeup was when I was in middle school. I was rifling through my babysitter ’s purse and found a stick of concealer, which I liberally applied all over my face. Unfortunately, the bathroom lighting didn’t show the pretty pumpkin color it turned me. For people who have never tried foundation or concealer, it’s hard to understand why it’s a big deal. My guy friends say they can’t even tell when girls are wearing makeup. That’s because most know how to do it well. And why wouldn’t they? There are countless tutorials, blogs and friends that will tutor you on exactly how to be a better version of yourself. The only catch is it’s only on the outside. And when you get used to seeing a certain face in the mirror, your natural face slowly fades from your identity. Going to the beach or the pool brings up a host of problems. Should you apply full makeup and attempt to keep your face above water? Should you splurge on the waterproof mascara? It’s a cycle. As you get older, your skin changes. My first instinct was to cover it. I kept concealer in my backpack, in my car and at my house. In Lincoln, I made the trek on foot to Walgreens every two months to restock my supplies. A couple weeks ago, my friend posted a TED Talk called “The Sexy Lie” on Facebook. Caroline Heldman talks about sexual objectification, which is the process of representing or treating a person like a sex object. Viewing yourself as a sex object can seem liberating – but it invariably leads to problems in the way you value yourself. For me, the TED Talk was eye opening because I had turned into two different people. My “makeup” self wore dresses and made breezy conversation with strangers. My “natural” self came out only at night, like the monster no one wants to see. That’s the kind of thinking I had fallen into. Shame I couldn’t look the way other people see me in private. Fear that they’ll realize I was faking it. Makeup isn’t inherently bad. Some people can take it or leave it. They may enjoy the routine or

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the way it makes them feel. For me, it was never that carefree. It was 20 minutes in the morning two inches away from a mirror, ever cognizant of new and old flaws. It was seeing other women without makeup and feeling happy when they didn’t appear flawless. I realized I didn’t want to be that kind of person any longer. So I stopped. I stopped with all the creams, lotions and blushes. No more tinted moisturizer, no more primer. Liberating but also extremely uncomfortable. To my great surprise, I wasn’t treated any differently. My seatmates still chatted amicably before class. There were no stares, no questions about if I was tired. I began to enjoy walking to class and feeling wind on my face without worrying if my foundation was melting off. When it rains, I turn my face into it instead of hiding under a hood. I no longer fear the mirrors at the gym. As women, we’re told a natural look is ideal. That usually still includes mascara, blush and concealer to “enhance” beauty. But I’m not a statue or a model. My job isn’t to be pretty or an object to be admired. I respect women who choose to go makeupfree. I also respect those that choose not to. But that’s what it should be: a choice. If you feel compelled to do it, maybe it’s not a choice after all. Kayla Simon is a sophomore communication studies and political science major. Reach her at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com.

GABRIELLA PARSONS works for connectivity is useful, but creeping on your latest crush for moments on end is just ridiculous. However, Facebook isn’t the only thing we’re wasting our time on. According to the United States Bureau of Labor, men and women combined spend nearly an hour and a half purchasing goods or services each day. That’s 60 moments a day we spend hitting the shopping malls, buying groceries or getting our cars repaired. Again, a bit ridiculous, but sometimes this is necessary. If you need a new pair of shoes, you go buy a new pair of shoes. What’s unnecessary is when you already have several pairs of shoes and you still can’t decide which pair to wear. Ladies, I’m talking to you. A study commissioned by Lycra Beauty found that women spend 627 hours a year – or 25,080 moments – worrying about their appearance. Almost an entire month of our lives wasted – and I’m guilty as charged. Sometimes it takes me so damn long to pick out an outfit

or get my eyeliner just right. There’s a reason my mom said, “Well, that’s as good as it’s going to get,” after getting ready each day. It’s hard to face all the time I didn’t even realize I’ve been wasting, the moments I lost because I spent them worrying about what other people would think of me. Somehow, even after facing this reality, I still go confidently in saying I made my moments count. So here we are – the last stretch to end to another school year. It’s easy to look back and wonder where all the time went. Hopefully by reading this, you have a better idea. Time can be hard to wrap our heads around, especially when life only seems to speed up the older we get. These moments play a part in the way we perceive the present, future and the time we can’t get back. You will experience moments that make you feel ecstatic, loved, invincible, insecure and very, very small. However, these moments are no greater than us, just a part of us that make us great. I promise you will find yourself wasting moments thinking of what could have been, but remember: These are the moments that are creating what will be. Making them count – well, that’s up to you. Gabriella Parsons is a freshman journalism major and a member of Freshman Campus Leadership Associates. Follow her on Twitter at @ gab___i (that’s 3 underscores). Reach her at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com.

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hat is the value of education? More importantly, why are we really here? Some cynics might argue that we’re just cogs in the machine. My answer is: Of course we are. We’re part of a very powerful and carefully sustained machine that allows us to live in a free society. That’s not to say that there isn’t a never-ending list of problems and inadequacies regarding our rights and civil liberties. But the key to our democracy is education. I used to think that the education system was problematic because it asked me to work really hard for some undetermined end. I hated slaving away at papers and exams to meet some arbitrary standards just to get some high marks that will impress someone I don’t even know yet. Now it’s dead week of my senior year, and I still kind of resent the process. But I’ve finally realized there is tremendous value in participating in education. I just had to stop looking at what I thought I was learning and appreciate what was really happening on this college campus. Surely, the knowledge you gain whether it’s in business, engineering or the liberal arts will give you power to participate in society. Finding a fulfilling job that helps you and others is part of being a good citizen in a democracy. But there’s a lot more going on. Education can open you up to new ideas and experiences. Hopefully along the way, you learn from others who might be on a different path. Our democracy needs to sustain its diverse population and the people need to be prepared to face those differences. Education, especially at a college or university, gives people that opportunity. Our time at college isn’t just about learning more things, but about learning how to behave and how to think in the presence of others. A democracy means we respect the rights of others with the expectation that our own rights won’t be violated. Education is both the curriculum and the lifestyle. We learn how to live with roommates, how to talk to professors and administrators and how to meet their expectations. And somehow still, we also discover how to have fun. All of that comes with tremendous freedom. We get to decide how we spend our time, study what most interests us and be around who we choose. These freedoms should be facilitated to give students the best opportunity to learn about themselves and others. If we want to improve the society we’ve created for adults – whether in big business, the gov-

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ernment or the media – we need to improve the education experience. Improving access to and quality of education will broaden the exchange of ideas. The classroom allows a safe and contained space to practice the sharing of different ideas and considerations. Our democracy depends on skills of compromise and delegation. We learn these very skills by participating in the educational process. Some of the work in preparing to participate in democracy is just growing pains. Some might say the politics and the drama that follow young students’ lives is superficial and teaches bad habits about gossip and power. That might be true, and if we’re in a position to recognize it, then we ought to seek to change our attitudes and behavior. Otherwise, we send students out of college with these same habits and stunt the growth of our society. Our democracy is a powerful machine, but that doesn’t mean it can’t transform, evolve or expand. But the only way we can do that is to improve and sustain our education system. We need to let students know that this is their time to grow and make mistakes. Am I prepared for the real world? That’s yet to be seen. However, I’m not convinced that the “real world” is all that different from what I’ve already experienced. The landscape and the people might be different, but the rules don’t change much. This is my last column for the Daily Nebraskan after two years of sharing my thoughts and ideas. To both friends and strangers, thank you for reading. Jane Seu is a senior political science major. Follow her on Twitter @jane_seu. Reach her at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com.


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Lorinda Urbaetis takes customers orders at the Hi-Way Diner on Highway 2. The diner is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and serves a variety of Americaninspired menu items, including an all-day and all-night breakfast menu.

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orinda Urbaetis beams with pride. She’s holding up a note that a regular customer left for her, which reads, “Thanks for always being so amazing! You’re a top notch lady! Love, Brooke.” It’s little things like this that make her job worthwhile, even as the clock strikes 2:30 a.m. Urbaetis, 52, is a waitress at Hi-Way Diner, where she works the graveyard shift, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., every Monday and Tuesday. She takes orders, runs food and checks tables frequently to keep coffee cups and water glasses full and jellies and jams stocked. The 24-hour restaurant, with its cheap food and free Wi-Fi, is popular among Lincoln’s late-night crowd, which includes

students cramming for finals into the early morning and the inevitable spill over from the downtown bars that let out at 2 a.m. All her customers are treated to her bubbly personality and generous drink refills, and the good ones repay her kindness. On a typical night like this, Urbaetis said she will make somewhere between $40 and $60 in tips. She said the most she’s made in an eight-hour shift is $100. It seems Urbaetis is a bit more wary of her drunken patrons, though. “It bothers me that some of these outfits that serve alcohol serve until these people are so inebriated that they come here and fall asleep in their plate or throw up in the bathroom,” she said. “If I see somebody who’s about to get sick, I tell them, ‘You can get out this door or that door.’ I don’t think a waitress should

have to put up with that.” Urbaetis was 16 years old when she started drinking, and drinking heavily. Before that, she said, she had been a timid and shy person who was afraid of her own shadow. When she was drunk, she felt “10 feet tall, bulletproof.” It made her somebody. Of course, it didn’t help that her family had “alcoholic tendencies,” as she puts it. Her father was an alcoholic, she said, as were both her grandfathers, aunts and uncles and her brother and sister. The latter two have been sober for two and 20 years respectively. Urbaetis got her first DUI in 1987. Her legal troubles combined with substance abuse and relationship problems

Self-reflection key to writing poetry Graduate student Rebecca Macijeski uses unique tactics to engage students in poetry grace solem-pfeifer dn As Rebecca Macijeski walked into her class of 20 introduction to poetry students carrying a large bin full of buttons, the students looked on with curiosity but not surprise. By this point, they have learned to expect the unconventional from their teacher. “The buttons are all different shapes and colors and textures, and I asked them to pick one and write a poem about how that button represented their attitude toward poetry,” Macijeski, 29, said. “How I view works of writing is that it’s not important if you can write a perfect sonnet. What’s more important is that you use the class as an opportunity to ask questions about yourself, to be honest and interested and curious. A lot of young students aren’t really given a setting where they’re invited to be themselves.” Poetry as a means of self-exploration has guided Macijeski’s personal and professional lives. It’s a philosophy that she calls “embracing your authentic weirdness,” urging students to find their unique identity within writing while still

trying to use poetry as accessible and honest communication. In her second year of the doctoral poetry program in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln English Department, Macijeski’s days begin and end with writing. Until last month, she didn’t own a television. While the workload is daunting – as a teacher, a student and editor – poetry is both her livelihood and her passion. Macijeski, also a classically trained musician, received her bachelor’s degree in music and art from Simmons College in Boston. But it wasn’t until she took a poetry performance class that poetry presented as a connection between her two artistic passions. “I have played violin since I was 9 years old,” Macijeski said. “There is a dual narrative in musical language and verbal language that is really appealing, and I found poetry as a way to marry those two interests.” A large part of Macijeski’s days and weeks is devoted to a continued investigation of this intersection. Half of her creative writing doctoral thesis consists of poems exploring her time as a classical musician, intertwining her reflections with mythological allusions to the Fates and the Muses. Three days a week, Macijeski teaches her Introduction to Poetry course, as well as Rhetoric as Inquiry. By taking field trips to science, history and art museums for inspiration, she hopes to introduce her students to a new of thinking about writing. “I have kind of taken the ap-

It’s about finding a way of life that you can connect to that is observant and appreciative.” rebecca macijeski english doctoral student

proach to this course that poetry is not this elite, scary, removed art,” Macijeski said. “It’s about finding a way of life that you can connect to that is observant and appreciative. “ Whether her undergraduate students are brought to class by aspirations of writing or merely by an ACE requirement, Macijeski has routinely found ways to challenge their preconceptions of poetry. One day, the students might write poems in chalk outside the Union, knowing their words will soon be washed away by the rain. Just recently, they engaged in an activity called “guerrilla poetry” in which students placed poems they had written inside random books within Love Library. “Rebecca does a great job of catering to the needs of a lot of different students,” said freshman Sam Tulp, an economics major who enrolled in the class to fill an English requirement. “We’ve learned that poetry doesn’t need to be published to be appreciated; It just needs to be out there. “ In her class, Macijeski has focused on ideas of exploration in poetry, rather than topics of rhythm

and meter. When she is not teaching, editing or taking classes, she applies the same unstructured approach to her own creative works. When inspiration strikes, she holes up in a coffee shop or her apartment – never her office – to work on her own writing. Often she will write three or four poems a day and then take a week off from writing. Only after the initial emotional impetus for the poetry is gone can she evaluate her work objectively, to see determine if it still feels, in her words, valuable and important. “You can really love the idea of a poem, the ghost of a shadow that lived in your mind that became the poem, but sometimes the ghost is way more interesting,” Macijeski said. “So you have to try, even though it’s impossible, to be objective to see if your idea actually turned into something cool, so you can try again.” Macijeski also fills her days with reading endless poetry submissions, which she affectionately refers to as

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UNL campus hides perfect study nooks kekeli dawes dn We all have our usual places to study, but when finals week rolls around, some of us need a change of space. Here’s an inventory of some great study spots on campus that some you may be familiar with and others you may not. Dead week isn’t over yet, so you’ve still got time to give them all a try. We did leave some out – we can’t leak all the best nooks just yet.

The Nebraska Union

The union has been a prime spot on campus to eat, shop for supplies and meet and hangout for decades, but its study spaces have undergone a recent facelift. Sure, there’s new bright red paint, tacky imitation wood wallpaper and bizarre orb-like lighting fixtures, but not all changes are superficial. The northern half of the union now offers a range of group-study options with electricity outlets galore. The design is eye-catching and sleek; it may put you in an energized, professional study mood.

Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center

Though situated right next to the Nebraska Union, the Gaughn isn’t full of noisy activity, no matter what time of day. You won’t find walls plastered with abrasive Husker Red, either. The Gaughan has a much calmer, mature aesthetic. In contrast with the union, it trades stark whites for softer creams, harsh red accents with earthier green and brown hues and sterile metallic tones with real wood. Even the lighting is easier on the eyes. There are a few desks on the second floor that are great for studying alone or with a friend, and there’s an excellent view of the quad from the Gaughan’s large windows.

Neihardt Lounge

The basement of Neihardt is a lounge that is full of large restaurant-style booths that have an unsaid “one per student” occupancy by stingy honors students come exam time. (Exceptions are usually only made for handsy couples.) Each booth sits beneath low ceil-

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Arts writer offers aspiring mimes tips for success miles rothlisberger dn It’s not every day that your boss asks you to be a mime for a while. I will admit I was surprised and grossly impressed by the level of absurdity for this week’s DN Dare. My editors, being the somewhat disturbed and whimsical beings that they are, wanted me to be a mime, a mediocre mime at that, and perform in front of the Nebraska Union. “Whatever,” I thought to myself. It beat not showering for an entire week, like some mentally unstable soul did a few weeks ago. But while the art of the mime will not cause flies and potential spouses to drop dead because of some unbearable stench that might come from a mix of grease and pillow dandruff, it is a bit challenging. From what I experienced, you’re not going to be an immediate kill, whether you throw all efforts on the slimy ground as a crappy mime or whether you legitimately try to be the best mime in all of Lincoln despite the fierce competition. I’m here to provide some helpful tips for being a mime while also sharing my own interesting experiences during the dare because, goddammit, I want to. I feel the unsettling need to share with you my time as a mime. I’ve always wanted someone to listen to me and watch my amusing games.

1. Think more like a French man or woman

While the serious and well-respected “miming,” or acting through silent body emotion, originated in Ancient Greece, the typical white-faced mime comes from the 19th-century Paris silent-figure Jean-Gaspard Deburau. If you can help it, be born with French heritage, since that will likely give you some mime blood coursing through your veins. However, like many of us, you are not French by any stretch. So, if you wish to be a knockout mime, maybe thinking like a French human will help. Eating different cheeses and learning a couple of words might give you the edge that you need. I failed to do this beforehand, and I feel that broke it for any possible mime careers of mine.

2. Apply the whiteand-black paint correctly

The typical mime normally sports white face paint with black marks on the nose and near the eyes. However, be careful so you don’t accidentally apply the paint in a way that makes

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Rothlisberger attempts to distract two passersby during his time as a mime for this week’s DN Dare. Rothlisberger’s antics included, but were not limited to, being trapped in an invisible box and audibly shouting for students to help him get out, walking directly behind students and then making a noise to try to get them to look back and pretending to smoke a crack pipe. TYLER MEYER | DN

Miles Rothlisberger, a writer for the Daily Nebraskan’s Arts & Life section, performs a miming act for a student near Love Library for the weekly DN Dare. Rothlisberger was not afraid to step out of his comfort zone in order to provoke reactions from some unwitting students and give them something to keep in the back of their minds during an otherwise dreary dead week. you look less like a mime and more like something else. If you fail to apply makeup in the standard mimefashion, which is probably described in some “Code of Miming” book hidden beneath the sewers of Paris, and you may look like a member of the racist rednecks with black and white paint that I can’t remember right now. That, or you become a black-and-white clown, one of the saddest figures ever, made even creepier as you perform in absolute silence and big grins. Luckily, I applied the paint correctly, but only after I sighed deeply about my choices in life.

3. Pick a day that people will watch your dazzling art

No one likes to sit out in the rain and watch a quiet dude or dudette pull on an invisible rope tied to an invisible albatross. You would only be serving yourself and your damaged ego if you mimed where no one is around. I learned this the hard way Tuesday afternoon, which had me making the usual invisible boxes in a light drizzle. While I still enjoyed myself on my own (since I know how to cope with the

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ironic pitifulness of the situation) both the artist and his or her untouched audiences benefit from a nice day outside. If this isn’t possible because one possesses the craving to mime right now, traveling indoors where people try to hide from your majesty is the next best option. I learned that the union teems with people. I was even able to have an audience member help me with a bit where I, the “shitty firsttime mime” attempt to talk through the invisible box to have someone help me out. Unfortunately, once I regained decorum and silently tried to lasso someone over to me, there was no response. It was as if everyone else had something better to do, like study. I was a sad mime.

4. Keep your head held high, even though no one will notice that

Being a mime can definitely be challenging, largely because all a gutsy mime can do is smile, live through fake delusions and make everyone feel entertained and, maybe, a bit weird. No matter what I did, from

staples of rope-pulling, fishing-rod casting to people or the invisible box, people never really acknowledged my existence. Sure, some snapped photos, and an occasional few actually interacted with me, but most simply walked on by and grinned at the silly mime acting all foolish by leaning up against a nonexistent trash can and talking on a phone. All a poor soul can do is shrug off all of these reactions and keep going. Have fun with the silence; I sure did. Jumping around without a reaction never caused feelings of regret or embarrassment.

5. Employ orthodox and unorthodox routines

To make sure you and fans – if there are any – remain entertained, it might be good to use the traditional miming techniques as well as new ones. Sure, using the familiar ones can get people’s attention, since, you know, the fact that a mime is at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln lights the beacon for at least some recognition. However, that shtick about an invisible robber beating you up, for example, might bring some hearty

and smiling like a psychopath and, once someone touched my glove, I would take it off and sniff it with glee. That was fun.

6. Don’t break the Code of Silence. Ever.

After trying to act like a crappy mime with some sort of anxiety issues that made me shout for help inside my invisible box, I learned that a vital part of what makes miming so funny is the silence. Plus, a dude quietly trying to capture people with fishing wire is much more unsettling than a dude that apologizes for it. Though with great silence comes great responsibility. Once you don the hat, paint and black-and-white attire, you must never speak, lest your honor as a mime be crushed. Even if the police find that a mysterious and unhinged figure going around UNL may be a threat to everyone’s safety or sanity, you must never utter words. Without speaking, you will become the unknown hero of comedy, which college sort of needs and deserves. Not just a hero but an artist – an artist with a fiery message to spread, and by God, they will not stop you, will they? Oh, no. Your silent actions must live and bestow whimsy onto this world. miles rothlisberger has no comment. reach him at arts@ dailynebraskan.com

‘90s album promotes sex ideals DIRTY TALK

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Urbaetis clears the tables at the Hi-Way Diner. She said she makes $40 to $60 in tips each night she works.

meth with intent to deliver, a charge pushed her to attempt suicide. “I didn’t really want to die,” she that carries a two- to four-year jail sentence. She spent a year behind bars. said. “I just wanted the pain to stop.” When she made parole nine months Urbaetis has been to numerous treatment centers for her alcoholism. ago, she started looking for a job. The only problem was that beShe’s been sober now for 18 months. fore her jail term, she had been a Although they can make her overstay-at-home mom for her two sons night shift a pain on occasion, she admits that having excessively drunk and daughter. Urbaetis had no employable skills, and people around serves as a reminder of the I kinda look she “didn’t grow up on computers.” Her person she once was. at them and prior employment “I kinda look at experience consisted them and go, ‘Oh, go, ‘Oh my god, of receptionist and my God, this is why this is why I don’t cashier jobs. She deI don’t drink,’” she cided to apply for said. drink.’” waitress jobs and And because of her experience, she lorinda urbaetis was surprised when hi-way diner waitress Walker called her knows when to step back for an interview. in to keep her cusAs it turns out, he has tomers from getting a habit of hiring people in recovery. behind the wheel. He’s the kind of person who likes to “Some people don’t have busigive second chances, Urbaetis said, ness driving down the road,” she and she hopes to reward his good said. “I know how many times I drove drunk, and I don’t want to see any- faith and at the very least, stay out of body else doing that. I’m fortunate I trouble. Customers such as Brooke, who are grateful for her pleasant denever hurt anybody.” meanor and quality customer service, Urbaetis understands the importance of kindness in situations like make it easy. If they can move past her mistakes, then so can she. these. In fact, she wouldn’t be work“I just figured I’m getting too old ing here if Hi-Way Diner’s owner, Scott Walker, hadn’t been willing to to be told when I gotta get up and when I’ve gotta go to bed,” Urbaetis give her a second chance. When Urbaetis applied for the waitress posi- said. “I deserve better. The first 50 tion, she did so as a condition of her years weren’t that great, but the next work release program. In March 2013, 50 are gonna be great.” arts@ she was arrested in Scottsbluff and dailynebraskan.com charged with felony possession of

I can’t say that TLC brought about my passion for discussing sex, but it did help shape it, if not 13 years after I first heard their album, “Ooooooohhh ... On the TLC Tip.” The only thing I remember about the album as a 4-year-old was their cartoonish outfits on the album cover and my mom singing along to the songs on the way to one of our weekend shopping trips. Little did I know, the outfits were a statement, not a prop, as explained in the album’s “Introduction” where a man describes their outfits as ruining their image as women. My view on the album has definitely changed since then after rediscovering the album as an 18-year-old in college. Now I recognize the themes of safe, consensual and respectful sex. These should be the basic — and only — rules when it comes to sex, and I was happy to find that TLC put that first on their debut album back in 1992. The album was a beginning for ’90s women to embrace their sexuality, according to TLC members, who, throughout the album, rap and sing about

their love of baggy clothes instead of tight jeans and independence instead of controlling lovers. “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” the album’s first song, is all about owning sexuality because, as human beings, we are also sexual beings. Our hormones don’t discriminate based on gender, so neither should we, TLC members say while singing, “I ain’t too proud to beg for something that I call my own.” They are not ashamed of their sexual cravings and are no more ashamed in asking for what they want. Nearly all of the songs carry a similar line about being a unique kind of girl, and while that may come off as a brag, I think it’s more so meant to say that every woman is different and that society has not come to terms with that yet. This idea is more clearly illustrated in their song called “Das Da Way We Like ‘Em.” It’s the only TLC song where each of the three members rap their own verse. In this particular song, they each rap about what they want in a man, whether that be sexual pleasure or honesty or someone who respects independence. At the end of the first verse,

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes raps “Understanding the depths of the ’90s women, that is the way that I’m livin’.” But the remaining verses end by saying the depths of the “cool” and “good” women, meaning the issues TLC wrote about weren’t unique to the ’90s generation. These are issues that existed before “Ooooooohhh ... On the TLC Tip” and have continued to exist to the present, despite changes in language or trends. This album brings up the issue of calling women freaks for being openly sexual, but we don’t hear the word “freak” being thrown around now. Instead of calling women “freaks,” it’s more common now to call a woman a slut. While baggy overalls and backwards hats may not be in style now, “Hats 2 da Back” brings up a point about not judging women based on their choices of clothing. The album takes a darker turn in “His Story,” a song about rape culture. The beginning of the song gives a shout out to Tawana Brawley, whose rape case was determined to be falsified. TLC’s song is a take on victim-blaming and only seeing the male side of the story. This is not just a problem relevant to the ’90s. The line “We get labeled for what we do,” brings up, again, society’s notoriety for calling women out when they are sexual or promiscuous. By the end of the album, the

the field trips she organizes for her classes. After travelling to numerous Nebraska parks and even witnessing the sandhill crane migration, Macijeski has challenged herself to write poems about her experiences and establish a tangible connection to her new home. Days in the life of Macijeski may not follow a rigid pattern, but that’s just how she likes it. Variables and surprises, whether they are discovered in life or in poetry, constantly add new color and inspiration to her writing. “Poetry is about being a person,” Macijeski said. “It’s about being alive. It’s not about words necessarily but the experience that leads you to the words.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com

group is talking about the importance of communication and how “part-time loving” won’t get a relationship anywhere. “Conclusion” brings the album home when Lopes says, “What some of us toy around with can easily/Become a deadly weapon/ So take it as serious as it is/And remember that protection is the priority/And that is ooooooohhh ... on the TLC tip.” My main priority in writing sex columns has been wanting to make readers understand the boundaries when it comes to having sex. Everything that I’ve written this semester was supposed to have illustrated my want for an open discussion about sex and sexuality. Once you start reading about cases, such as Tawana Brawley’s, where abuse played a major role in the rape accusations, albums such as this are appreciated even more for creating better conversation. “Ooooooohhh ... On the TLC Tip” wasn’t the first album to begin the conversation about sex, and it wouldn’t be correct to label it as a breakthrough in sexual conversation for ’90s women. But I admire the ferocity with which TLC proclaimed its independence and sexuality and concerns for safe sex, and I hope my sex columns have carried that same fire. hannah eads is a freshman journalism major. reach her at arts@ dailynebraskan.com

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ings and is lit by a hanging table lamp with its own dimmer. It’s a very intimate space, and once you get used to the lumpy cushions, it can be very comfortable. There’s no natural light, so for the workaholic that likes falling off the grid for 12-plus hours, this is the spot for you. For the ultimate anti-socialite, I recommend the far corner booth closest to the emergency exit. It sits behind a cleverly placed structural column that hides the booth occupant from prying eyes.

The library is the quintessential collegiate study space. The smell of old books and cozy small spaces are sure to get anyone in a study mood or blissfully lethargic. For those who aren’t so enchanted by the classic decades-old stacks, the new Mezzanine study space is worth checking out. There are plenty of desks to study alone or with a friend, and there are beanbags scattered along the second-level balcony that gives some pretty nice views of R Street. The room is lit evenly by imitation skylights, and some walls are painted bright blues and greens.

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teacher: from 5 “slushpiles,” for her job as assistant poetry editor for both the Praire Schooner as well as Hunger Mountain, the literary journal for the Vermont College of Fine Arts. While she has no trouble exposing herself to a wealth of diverse writings, Macijeski also seeks out new experiences. Born and raised in New England, she at first struggled to when she found herself taking a Great Plains literature course. “I feel like a fish out of water, but the tension is valuable,” Macijeski said. “A lot of people from this area feel really connected to Nebraska, and they can count their generations back to homesteading. So I have had to find a home in the exploration of finding an connection to this place.” To do this, Macijeski has set out on various explorations, not unlike

chuckles toward the fake brutality. I used both. I implemented the trusty box, both as a silent mime and a mentally panicking mime on his first day getting trapped within his imaginary walls. I lassoed at people like a weird gender-bending Wonder Woman, and I even leaned up against a nonexistent table and silently talked with a secret mistress in Taiwan and her captures. But I felt the desire to express myself even further. Miles the Mime needed to be released upon the world, and same-old routines wouldn’t cut it. Dammit, I was going to shine like a star if it was the last thing I did. So, I tried to use more creative bits, which arguably helped make the whole experience even more enjoyable for me and others. I smoked an invisible crack-pipe at one point, became high and fell unconscious. I started to follow close behind people without them knowing about it, mimicking their hands and legs until they started to feel a dark presence behind them. With the invisible box, I made it appear as if it were gradually shrinking until I was trapped in a packing crate or a coffin, where I would burst out with some “Kill Bill” style wood punching. Hell, when I just felt drained of ideas, I pretended to smoke a cigarette and act as if I were actually a sad, depressed mime contemplating about the sickness of the planet. Oh, and I would pretend to give people fruit by holding out my hand

To those not in the Raikes program, the Kauffman building is a mysterious citadel on the top of the quad no one knows much about. As it turns out, many students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are missing out on some of the coolest spaces on campus. Of course, I’m mainly talking about the study nooks tucked into the western firstfloor hallway of the building. Lit by soft southern light, the long hallway feels almost like a monastery. The visual language is very angular, which makes for some interesting light and shadow play, and the space is also intensely intimate. Each nook is equipped with a table with built-in power access that seats a small group in special cushioned chairs with foldout laptop desks. There are also benches beside the

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Many students choose the Mezzanine in Love Library as their preferred study spot because of the quiet atmosphere and isolation from other students. There are also more than a dozen bean bag chairs on the second floor. windows that give a great view of the union, the Gaughan Center and Selleck Hall.

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Huskers beat Mavs at Werner Park after delay Nebraska keeps sense of urgency to overcome early deficit as pitchers stifle UNO offense down stretch Josh kelly dn Decisions, decisions. At this point in the season, it’s crunch time for Nebraska baseball, and the mid-game decisions led to a 4-1 win against the NebraskaOmaha Mavericks at Werner Park. Although Nebraska destroyed UNO in the previous matchup, 176, coach Darin Erstad knew that wasn’t going to be the case in the second outing of the season. “I think UNO has got a very scrappy squad,” Erstad said. “I think coach (Bob) Herold does a fantastic job, and he had a very good arm on the mound. We had scratch and claw for everything we got. “We knew we were going to have our hands full.” There was a 45-minute delay for the game because of rainy conditions in Papillion. After a postponed game against Creighton on Tuesday, Erstad was eager to get another game in for his team. “I wanna play every game; you only have 56 of them for goodness’ sakes,” Erstad said. “I want these kids to get better by playing. That’s where our focus is. Yeah, it was a little chilly, but we’re plenty used to this.” It wasn’t until the sixth inning when the Huskers registered their first run of the ball game. Starting it out was a double to the right

field fence by junior outfielder Austin Darby. Darby knew that after five scoreless innings, the Huskers couldn’t wait any longer= to put a tally in the run column. “Especially in a situation like that where we were down 1-0,” Darby said. “We couldn’t wait until the eighth or ninth inning. We just had to grind and grind and grind to find a pitch in the zone and see what you can do with it.” Darby was followed up with a chopper down the left field line by senior outfielder Michael Pritchard. The RBI double tied the game at 1. Junior infielder Pat Kelly came up to the plate next and dropped a ball into left-center field to drive in Pritchard and gave the Huskers a 2-1 lead against the Mavericks. That was the inning that exemplified the Huskers’ effort in the game, Erstad said. “That was a big inning to get the momentum back,” he said. “It was just a tough game.” The game started out to be a silent one, and Nebraska junior pitcher Kyle Kubat made sure of it. He went three scoreless innings and struck out three. Erstad said Kubat looked more than comfortable on the mound. After the game, Erstad said he took the left-hander out of the game early to save him as a possible starter for the weekend series against Penn State. “He looked good; I think it’s a step in the right direction,” Erstad said. “You can see his confidence building in a little bit. He’s just got to continue to get better each and every start. “Kyle was just fine.” The Huskers were able to add insurance runs in the eighth and ninth innings to cement the win against the Mavericks.

He looked good; I think it’s a step in the right direction. You can see his confidence building in a little bit. He’s just got to continue to get better each and every start. Kyle was just fine.” darin erstad baseball coach

the details and play good baseball.” Regardless, he tells the team every game is important, and that message was louder than ever in the win against UNO. “There’s a lot on stake for us right now,” Darby said. “We got to play our hearts out from here on out because there’s only so many games left, and you gotta do what you gotta do to get to the postseason. The mentality that we have right now is that every game is a championship. “We gotta win ‘em all. We can’t take any game lightly, any team lightly. We have to go out there and take it.” Nebraska returns to Lincoln to play in a three-game series against Penn State, and the team wants to use its best traits to win each game left in the season. “We’re definitely relentless, and we work hard,” Darby said. “In the end, that pays off.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com

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Junior right fielder Austin Darby went 2 for 4 with 2 runs and 1 RBI Wednesday night in Nebraska’s 4-1 victory against Nebraska-Omaha. Darby also walked and stole a base. Junior pitcher Josh Roeder came in to close the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, where he struck out three batters to end the game.

“We’re already in the playoffs,” Erstad said. “Our guys know how important each and every game is, and we just go out there and try to pay attention to

There was a sense of urgency on the field for the Huskers with a few weeks left in the regular season, even though Erstad believes his team is in the postseason as is.

wong: from 10 to make her an even better athlete. “I think just with each performance, I do it to glorify God and my dad,” Wong said. “I just feel like I’m trying to show His presence through myself, and I feel as though when I perform, that’s what I’m doing.” Her best friend, fellow teammate and senior Jamie Schleppenbach, said Wong has persevered despite the adversity. “I think sometimes when you talk to her, she’ll say that she’s been distracted this year, and it’s been hard for to focus,” Schleppenbach said. “She has been a phenomenal gymnast our first three years. But this year, it’s on a whole other level. As distracted

as she has been and as sad as she has been, it hasn’t affected her negatively at all, in the gym and out of the gym.” Wong started off the season competing in a home meet against Northern Illinois, where she led Nebraska to a win by notching an all-around score of 39.425. Her season-high all-around score was a 39.650 against Oregon State and Arizona. At the Big Ten Championships, Wong earned a perfect 10.00 on floor to win the event title and a seasonhigh 9.95 on beam. And at the NCAA Seattle Regional, she notched a 9.90 on vault and 9.95 on bars, her season-high scores for both events.

Wong ended with one of the best senior seasons in Nebraska history, finishing her four years with 11 All-American honors and 77 event titles — 37 of which came from her senior season alone. She also earned first-team honors for the Big Ten and for the NCAA. “She came in with a great attitude every day,” Kendig said. “I mean, she’s just a real gem, in every which way. Great student. Great kid. Great person. Great athlete. Hard worker. If you could clone that, it’s exactly what every coach looks for — what she is and what she does.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com

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Sophomore second baseman Hailey Decker hit one of Nebraska’s two grand slams in its win in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Nebraska streak ends in split with Wisconsin up with an advantage going into the second game. Grand slams propel The Huskers had 10 hits during Game 1, including a grand slam by Huskers to win in senior Taylor Edwards in the second inning. In the fourth inning, senior Game 1, Badgers take Tatum Edwards hit a 2-run homer, early lead on way to followed by another grand slam in the fifth inning from sophomore Game 2 victory Hailey Decker. Eight of the Huskers’ nine hitters were able to contribute hits. Staff Report During the first game, freshman DN Kat Woolman scored a career-high 3 runs. The No. 19 ranked Nebraska softball As a freshman on the team, this team hit the road late Tuesday afterseason has been quite the experinoon for a doubleheader against ence, Woolman said. Wisconsin sched“It is amazuled for Wednesday ing being a part of The team at the Goodman the Husker softball dynamic, on team,” Woolman Diamond in Madison, Wis. Nebraska and off the field, said. “It’s a dream took advantage of come true.” 3 home runs during is great. We just D e f e n s i v e l y, the first game and sophomore rightwork really well was able to pull out handed pitcher Ema 12-0 five-inning together.” ily Lockman threw win, extending its her fourth consecukat woolman winning streak to tive shutout for the freshman outfielder 11 games and endHuskers. She aling Wisconsin’s 13lowed only 4 hits game streak. The and was able to Badgers bounced back to take Game strike out five. 2. Working really well together The first game against the Badwas a huge contributor to the Huskgers was the 12th consecutive coners’ success during the first game in ference win for the Huskers, who Wisconsin, which ended after fifth got their sixth run-rule advantage inning with Nebraska up 12. in the past eight games. Beating the “The team dynamic, on and off Badgers, who are 31-16 overall and the field, is great,” Woolman said. 13-6 in conference after the double“We just work really well together.” header, gave the Huskers their sixth In the second game of the day, shutout in a row and set the team the Huskers weren’t able to pull out

another win. They fell to the Badgers 6-4, ending the Huskers’ winning streak. Pitcher Tatum Edwards allowed 6 runs on 9 hits. The Badgers took the lead in the bottom of the first inning with a two-out RBI double by catcher Chloe Miller. The Huskers came back in the second inning when freshman MJ Knighten hit a home run, followed by junior Kylee Muir and sophomore Kiki Strokes drawing walks. Woolman hit an RBI single, giving the Huskers a 2-1 lead. “I love having these girls as teammates,” Woolman said. “I look up to the upperclassmen.” With one out in the bottom of the second, the Badgers’ Mary Massei hit a 2-run double, giving them the 4-2 lead. Even with the back-and-forth motion of the game, the Huskers didn’t give up. “We all work really hard together,” Woolman said. The Huskers continued to work hard. They tied the game in the top of the fifth when Decker hit a single and Tatum Edwards hit a 2-run homer. In the bottom of the inning, Nebraska’s Knighten committed a throwing error, and a pair of home runs gave Wisconsin the advantage with a 6-4 lead. The Huskers finished the game with 10 hits from eight players. Nebraska will return to Lincoln this weekend to finish the regular season with a three-game series against Indiana at Bowlin Stadium. sports@ dailynebraskan.com

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female athlete of the semester Emily Wong

Terran Petteway

Transfer more than scoring leader Andrew Ward dn No one knew what to expect from Terran Petteway. No one knew he would lead the Nebraska men’s basketball team 21 times in scoring. Or lead the Big Ten in scoring at almost 18 points a game. Or make first-team All-Big Ten. No one knew the exact impact the sophomore would have, except for the Nebraska coaching staff, as Petteway drilled the Huskers in practice as a member of the scout team while he waited out his transfer year. “I remember one of my assistants saying, ‘I can’t imagine he won’t get 16 points a game in the Big Ten,’” Nebraska coach Tim Miles said. “He’s going to get 6 in transition. He just accelerates so well. He’s going to get fouled and make four or five foul shots, and he shoots all the time. So he’s going to make a couple shots.” And boy, did he make some big time shots for the Huskers this season, which is why the Daily Nebraskan has picked Petteway as its Male Athlete of the Semester. And it wasn’t just how many of those shots he made; it was when he made them. He scored 35 points against Minnesota. He hit a barrage of 3-pointers to help knock off No. 9 Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. He led the team in blocks this year, a lot of the times guarding the opposing team’s top scorer. He dominated teams in the top 50 RPI, averaging almost 21 points a game, 3 points higher than his average total. Not bad for a guy who could barely score 3 points a game at Texas Tech. “You know, what’s funny about him is he gets better at everything every game,” Miles said. “So he’s terrible the first half and phenomenal the second half.” So while people drop their jaws at the incredible turnarounds made by the 6-foot-6-inch guard out of Galveston, Texas, Petteway just shrugs his shoulders. He knew what was going to happen. “It was because of the coaching staff we’ve got,” Petteway said. “Those guys, the things they do day in and day out, even though they have families, they still dedicate a lot of time to us and to the program and to our players too. So I did expect it.” And Petteway pushed himself, too. He worked so hard in the weight room during the offseason, he couldn’t tell if he was getting stronger. He would go into the gym to shoot and could barely lift his arms up. Miles had to force him to take a day off to

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Following the death of her father in the fall, senior Emily Wong won 37 individual titles during her final year at Nebraska.

Senior gains strength after adversity Vanessa Daves DN

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Sophomore transfer Terran Petteway led Nebraska, and the Big Ten, in scoring with 18 points per game, becoming the Huskers’ first first-team All-Big Ten performer in 2014. let his body rest. Eventually, you could see the results, especially toward the end of the season. Petteway rarely left the floor, unless he was in foul trouble. Miles joked throughout the season that he couldn’t run Petteway when he made mistakes because it doesn’t affect him. He’d just give him a toothbrush and make him clean his office, Miles said one day

with a smirk. His relentless style of play had Miles comparing him to former NBA star Latrell Sprewell earlier this season. “Minus the menacing nature,” Miles said, chuckling. “I’ve had people improve in the past and not have it translate during a game; Terran isn’t one of those guys.” All the accolades Petteway

received this year made him consider the NBA, where he might have been a first-round pick, according to a couple mock drafts. Ultimately, though, he comes back ready to better his awardwinning season. And Miles can’t wait to see what he’s got. “He can only get better,” Miles said. sports@ dailynebraskan.com

When Kendig thinks of Wong, he thinks of her strength. Kendig recalls a story he once Senior Emily Wong won the all- read online about sportsmanship. If every letter of the alphabet was around event title for every meet she was eligible for this past assigned a number, 1 through 26, season except one. She was a based on its chronological order, different words would total diffive-time winner of the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award, was ferent sums. Hard work equals 98. Knowlhonored as the Big Ten Gymedge is 96. Attitude comes out to nast of the Year and capped off the season by being named 2014 100. And love of God equals 101. “The idea is AAI Winner, which that hard work is chosen based off It hasn’t and knowledge athleticism, service affected her will get you close; and academics. The Daily Ne- negatively at all, in attitude will get you there, and braskan named love of God will Wong the Female the gym and out take you over the Athlete of the Se- of the gym.” top,” Kendig said. mester, but it’s for “It’s just so true, more than just her jamie because her faith individual accomschleppenbach is so strong. I can’t plishments. This senior gymnast imagine her being season, Emily Wong who she is today if led her team to a she didn’t have a second-place finish strong faith.” in the Big Ten Championships After losing her father in Octoand Nebraska’s 11th appearance in school history at the NCAA Su- ber, Wong struggled with the idea of competing in her final season per Six Finals. without him. But she was able to As one of just two seniors on turn something painful into fuel the team, Wong served as a role model and leader, coach Dan Kendig said.

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coach of the semester Tim miles

2nd-year coach fulfills own lofty expectations Nedu Izu DN Sometimes being looked at as an underdog isn’t a bad thing. There weren’t many Nebraska athletic teams this year expected to have as bad a season in the Big Ten Conference as the men’s basketball roster. Expectations for Bo Pelini’s men were set on high, as several college football analysts predicted them to win the Legends Division on the gridiron. John Cook was expected to lead his volleyball squad to another NCAA Regionals. And no one was too flabbergasted when Connie Yori led the women’s basketball team to its first conference title and third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. But no Husker coach’s expectations were as fawning as those of Tim Miles. Preseason predictions among the conference beat writers had his team finishing dead last in the Big Ten standings during the 2013-14 season. The prediction was similar to where Nebraska was picked Miles’ first year, but the Nebraska team managed to finish just ahead of Penn State. The Huskers finished this season, however, in fourth place, shocking many in their league, one being Tom Izzo. “You cost me a lot this year, probably cost us a chance to win the Big Ten the way we never recovered from that whipping you

Michigan coach John Beilein, gave us,” the Michigan State coach who won the Co-Big Ten Coach said in a special message to Miles on of the Year along with Miles, said Tuesday. The 47-year-old Miles shocked he’s noticed a noticeable difference his colleagues when he coached his in Nebraska’s basketball program since Miles took over. team to an astonishing fourth-place “This team is put together diffinish (19-13 overall, 11-7 Big Ten) and its first NCAA appearance in 16 ferently as far as Big Ten (teams) would be, given the amount of years. transfers they have Although the right now,” Beilein Huskers’ above-.500 I don’t think said during a March record this year and No. 11 seed in March we’re going 10 teleconference. “These transfers Madness arguably have bought in and surprised the nation, to end up 12th, done a great job, and Miles never thought and I think it’s as result they’ve had his team would settle with the undermin- going to be a good a spectacular year.” One of those ing expectations. thing.” transfers the Wolver“I believe in ines coach is talking our guys,” he said tim miles men’s basketball coach about is Galveston, at the beginning of Texas, product Terthe year. “So I don’t ran Petteway. think we’re going to The former Texas Tech player end up 12th, and I think it’s going to finished his first year in the scarlet be a good thing.” Besides being named Coach of and red jerseys with a conferencehigh 334 points (18.6 points per the Semester by the DN, Miles’ optimistic frame of mind also helped game). When it comes to credit for his him become the first Nebraska coach to win a national coach of the year giant leap in performance this past season and change in culture at Nehonor. “It was an honor to be a final- braska, Petteway credits Miles. “The reason I went to Nebraska ist with some of the great coaches around the country,” Miles said after is because Coach Miles and (former) Coach (Craig) Smith were one of the winning the 2014 Jim Phelan Award in April at the CollegeInsider.com first coaches that recruited me out of high school at Colorado State,” Awards Banquet. the junior co-captain said March “Hopefully it’s a sign that people around the country are taking notice 20. “Once I put in my request to transfer, they were the first people of what we are doing at Nebraska.” I called.” And they are.

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Though the Big Ten media selected Nebraska to finish last in the conference, Nebraska coach Tim Miles thought his team would finish better. He helped guide the Huskers to a fourth-place finish. Shavon Shields, Nebraska’s other captain, said on March 16 that Miles’ work this season is just a glimpse to come for Nebrasketball

in the future. “Like coach said,” the junior guard said, “it’s a small step in the big picture of where we want to be

and what we want to do.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com

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