tuesday, november 12, 2013 volume 113, issue 054
Martinez may be done
Bucking the trend
Quarterback’s dad says NU career over
Enrollment stable at UNMC, dentistry college
Into the cage
A local mixed martial artist uses his background in cage fighting to work toward goals of becoming a UFC fighter photo by allison hess
fear Former UNL professor recounts his life during Holocaust to retirement community story by Melissa Allen | photos by Allison Hess
he German police found them on the third story of an apartment building in Amsterdam. It was 3 p.m., on Nov. 2, 1942. Louis Leviticus and his family had spent days prior to that afternoon with the windows drawn, the lights off and their voices low as they marked the days off on the wall. “Shock and fear crystallized into one ball in my stomach. I was frozen,” said Leviticus, a retired University of Nebraska-Lincoln agricultural engineering professor who told his story at the Grand Lodge at the Preserve Monday morning. “My mother started wailing, and my father said a number of words that were totally out of character for him – bad words. That shocked me out of my paralysis. All the sudden, I knew I wasn’t going to stay there.” Eleven-year-old Leviticus ran into the back room of the apartment and crawled through an open window onto the balcony. “I was ready to jump down,” he said. “I looked over my shoulder and saw my father close the doors behind me. He waved goodbye. And that was the last time I saw my parents.” Leviticus jumped from the third story and ended up on both feet in front of a German police officer. He
for the joys of life we are living.” ran away before he could be caught. Bob Raymond, a World War II Both of his parents perished within the next month in Auschwitz infantry veteran, was one of the resiin Poland – the largest of all the con- dents who attended the story-telling. “I’ve heard him speak before,” centration camps. Left stranded, Leviticus ended up said Raymond, who moved into the retirement home the day it opened in an orphanage for Jewish children who had lost their parents during the nine years ago. “He has a tremendous story, and war. I wanted to hear Decades later, he moved Shock more of it.” to Lincoln in 1974 as an The most inagricultural engineering and fear spiring aspect of professor and is now a pubLeviticus’s story lished author of “Tales from crystallized into was his ability to the Milestone,” an autobi- one ball in my survive the hardography about his experiships of World ences during the Holocaust. stomach.” War II at such a Leviticus has been at the Louis Leviticus young age, RayGrand Lodge for a little holocaust survivor mond said. more than a year now. “He lived by “I saw Lincoln, I saw his wits,” Raythe people, liked the peomond said. “He was an 11-year-old ple, and decided to stay,” he said. Leviticus told his story in front of boy and he managed to survive after his folks waved goodbye to him.” his retirement community, where vetBefore the war hit Holland, Leerans of war dotted the audience. In total, the community has 45 veteran viticus lived an upper-middle class life, and he said he never experienced residents. “Louis’ story reawakened a lot anti-Semitism. “I was pretty isolated from what of memories for veterans,” said Kelley See, the wellness director of the was happening to Jewish people in Grand Lodge. “It strikes a chord for Germany,” he said. “We just thought, why they did what they did. Around ‘that can’t happen here in the Netherlands.’ Until it did happen.” the world, people don’t enjoy what The Germans invaded the Nethwe do. We owe our veterans so much
TOP: Louis Leviticus, a Holocaust survivor and former University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor, spoke to an audience Monday morning at the Grand Lodge at the Preserve. Both of Leviticus’ parents were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. ABOVE: Many members of the audience were moved by Leviticus’ story of his life during the Holocaust.
survivor: see page 3
Minimum wage hike could benefit student workers Tyler Williams DN University of Nebraska-Lincoln students will see heftier paychecks if President Barack Obama succeeds in his push to increase the minimum wage to $10.10. Obama is rallying behind Democrats in Congress who are proposing adjusting minimum wage for inflation. The rate has stood at $7.25 since 2009. The same group wants to increase the minimum wage for workers who make tips from $2.13 an hour to 70 percent of the minimum wage. California andNew Jersey have opted to increase their minimum wages to as much as $10.55. And according to a Gallup poll released this week, 76 percent of Americans support increasing the minimum wage to $9 an hour. Obama has publicly supported in-
creases to the minimum wage at least since his State of the Union address in February, when he said an increase to $9 an hour would boost the economy by increasing the middle and lower classes purchasing power. Adjusted for inflation, adults working minimum wage in the 1960s made about $10 an hour. “Even with the tax relief we’ve put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line,” Obama said. “That’s wrong.” While Obama and other democrats are praising the bill, the GOP has already taken a negative position on the proposed increase, calling it a job killer. “When you raise the price of employment, guess what happens?” Speaker of the House John Boehner said. “You get less of it.”
Minimum wage is a struggle to live on...Any little raise that can help our students – I’m all for it.” Erin Wirth student money management center program director
Erin Wirth, program director at the Student Money Management Center, noticed that most of the students she meets with are attempting to be more proactive in their money management by shopping and living more frugally. “Minimum wage is a struggle to live on,” Wirth said. She thinks that with the increase, apart from the more luxury type of spending habits, she would also expect to see an increase in the amount of stu-
dent savings. “Any little raise that can help our students – I’m all for it,” Wirth said. Emily Wilber, assistant director of the Career Services, said the wage increase’s effects on employers will come down to a case-by-case basis. “It may be more difficult for employers to hire more part-time and full-time employees if the increase is passed,” she said. news@ dailynebraskan.com
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Cleaning tables is part of University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior Alejandro Benavente’s part-time, minimum-wage job as an employee of Runza in the Nebraska Union.
tuesday, november 12, 2013
Students show mixed feelings on wage hike
President Barack Obama is supporting a Democratic push to increase minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The Daily Nebraskan asked students: How do you feel about the potential increase to minimum wage?
On campus what: Student Voice in Course Evaluations: Implication of 20 Years of Research on Student Perception when: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. where: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Room 212
The cost of living has risen, but the average wage has not, and I think that’s kind of an issue we should be aware of.”
senior political science major
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Rape claim spurs inquiry UNLPD investigate rape claim at Phi Gamma Delta, police release limited information staff report dn University of Nebraska-Lincoln police on Saturday responded to a report of a possible rape at Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, 1425 R St. Police said the incident occurred between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., Saturday at the house on UNL’s campus. Police have not released names of a suspect or victim because this is an active investigation. Police would not comment on if there are potential suspects or if an arrest has been made. An officer said the department isn’t seeking tips on the case. news@ dailynebraskan.com
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Mark Davis, an academic advisor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, reads the names of all 318 names of those from Nebraska who died in the Korean War. The reading was a part of Veteran’s Day’s National Roll Call to honor the men and women killed in action.
13 volunteers devote hours to National Roll Call reading
freshman exploratory major
For Veterans Day, volunteers honor 4,659 Nebraskans killed in combat since World War I Mara Klecker DN Mark Davis spent his Monday night dinner talking to his 5-year-old and 8-year-old daughters, explaining the pictures of daddy in the camouflage uniform. Davis, an academic adviser for the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was one of 13 volunteers who read the names of the 4,659 Nebraskan men and women killed in action since World War I on Veteran’s Day as part of the National Roll Call program. He read the 381 names of Nebraskans killed in the Korean War. Davis served for eight months in Saudi Arabia from 1990 to 1991 during the Persian Gulf War. He was part of a transportation crew out of Omaha that transported water and equipment to the troops. Now a father, Davis said he wants his two daughters to understand what it means to be a veteran, and what exactly it means to their father. “I want them growing up knowing the importance of Veteran’s Day, to understand what sacrifices and prices are paid for their freedom,” Davis said. “They are young, but they are starting to piece it together – their dad was there and he wore the uniform.” Laura Roost, a graduate student and active member of the Student Veterans Organization on campus, said she thought about the families behind the names as she read 407 of the 3,663 names from Nebraskans killed in World War II. Many of the names were probably young men, she said she realized. “For each name that I read, I knew that there were family members – parents and siblings – that were told their loved one was gone,” Roost said. “That was just really touching.” Roost served in the Marines from 2000 to 2004. She was stationed in Myanmar, where she worked with data networking. Now, she hopes to help student veterans find each other and establish the same sense of camaraderie they had in the military. Roost said she felt that camaraderie on Veterans Day, when she received Facebook messages and posts from people she went to boot camp with as well as expressions of grati-
It’s nice that they get more money, but do they really deserve that? I’d feel great earning $10 an hour, but I’d question what I’m doing.”
Amber Baesler | DN
Mary Swoboda, a clinical social worker at the University Health Center, was a volunteer for National Roll Call on Monday afternoon. The reading took place in the Heritage Room of the Nebraska Union.
For each name that I read, I knew that there were family members – parents and siblings – that were told their loved one Mary Swoboda clinical social worker
tude from other family and friends. Mary Swoboda, a licensed clinical social worker at the University Health Center and member of the volunteer task force, also had a 14-page list of 407 names of those killed in World War II. Worried about honoring the people behind the names, Swoboda practiced the pronunciations at home and tried to pace herself so she wasn’t going too slow or too fast. “It was so amazing to have these pages and to realize that all of the names were people who sacrificed their lives in World War II,” Swoboda said. Swoboda said she thinks everyone has a connection to a veteran, making Veterans Day all the more important. Her father served in World War II, though he wasn’t sent overseas. Her father-in-law was a member of one of the infantry divisions that liberated a concentration camp. “I was also a young adult during the Vietnam War and saw how we treated our returning veterans back then,” she said. “We’ve made a lot of progress since those times and our attitudes have changed for the better.” Swoboda said she has seen the effects of that attitude change in the student veterans she works with at UNL’s Counseling and Psychological
Services. The support that both UNL and the country are showing these veterans are helping ease the reintegration process, she said. “Those are the stories you don’t hear – the veterans who come home and integrate and do really well and use the skills they’ve gained to be successful,” Swoboda said. “Those are the stories that don’t make the front page but it’s important to acknowledge them, especially on Veterans Day.” Like Roost, Swoboda said she also found herself thinking about the stories behind the names she was reading. She noted the men and women with the same last names, wondering if they were related. “You reflect on the overall meaning of war with events like this,” Swoboda said. “It brings a different kind of awareness because you realize how the wars affect people personally.” Looking down at the 11 pages of names he read, Davis said it’s the first time he has participated in a Veterans Day event. “I’m just glad I can play my small part in honoring these men and women and this day,” he said. “This is certainly a big honor and I can’t express my thanks enough to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us and our freedoms.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
It should be $15 at least. I’m a biology major and working three jobs, so $15 would be enough for me to work enough to live and still go to classes. I need to make rent, you know?” James Meeks senior biology major
I feel like it’s a lot of money to go up, like it’s good for the employees, not the employers.” Anna Regan
freshman early childhood education major
They should have raised it a long time ago, but everything might go up.” Michael Stanek junior journalism major
It’s good they’re increasing it, because if it’s the only job you can get, then it’s your only means of providing for your family.”
freshman food science and technology major
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International Education Week aims to cross cultural bridges
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Louis Leviticus told of his life as a Holocaust survivor Monday morning. Leviticus spoke primarily to his retirement community. erlands on May 10, 1940. From that day on, there was no more freedom for Jewish people. Starting in 1941, curfews were set for Jewish citizens, who weren’t allowed to use public transportation. Then the raids began. German police picked Jews off the street and sent them to concentration camps. During one of these raids, Leviticus’s father was taken away to a work camp, but he escaped before that day in Amsterdam. “My father wanted to be a free man,” Leviticus said. “He knew we was going to escape. And one day he did. But now he wasn’t just a Jew prisoner, he was a Jew criminal.” When his family reunited, they moved from their uppermiddle class apartment in Amsterdam to a farm outside of the city. Here, while his parents
That’s why this country for me is the best country in the world. You don’t have a fear for your life and loved ones.” louis leviticus holocaust survivor
stayed hidden indoors, Leviticus helped the farmer plow the fields and developed a love for farm life. Until the day his family once again uprooted and moved back into the city of Amsterdam. “Suddenly, we had to leave, and I don’t know why,” he said. “Parents don’t talk to children. Children felt like burdens because of this.” Finally, they ended up on the
third floor of a five-story apartment building, where the Germans eventually found them. “It was like living near the mouth of a volcano,” he said. “There was fear. We went to sleep with fear, we woke up with fear. That’s why this country for me is the best country in the world. You don’t have a fear for your life and loved ones.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
international education week schedule of events
This week is International Education Week at the University of Ne“How Foreign Currencies Compare to the Dollar,” is braska-Lincoln, which is dedicated showcased all week at Love Library. to celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange. Tuesday The week will include movie • Stories From Abroad: The Places We’ve Been and screenings, booths from languageThe Places We’ll Go” photo exhibit by Toan Vuong in based student organizations, a photo exhibit, a soccer trivia game the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center’s Kawasaki and a foreign currency display. Reading Room, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. And all of this will wrap up • UNL Globetrotters Meeting: Share your favorite with the International Food Bazaar, where student organizations travel souvenir, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. will sell food that originated from • International Soccer Trivia, Nebraska Union, 6:30 their home countries. The bazaar p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will be in the Nebraska Union Rotunda. Wednesday “(The food bazaar) is some• Advanced Japanese Conversation Table: 3:30 p.m. thing we can all bond through,” to 4:30 p.m. in the Kawasaki Reading Room at the said Maegan Stevens-Liska, international project manager for EduJackie Gaughan Multicultural Center cation Abroad. • Chinese Corner: Nebraska Hall, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “The Dialogue” and “ The • “The Bourne Supremacy,” Oldfather Room 1126, 7 Bourne Supremacy,” are planned for screenings during the week. p.m. “The Dialogue” is a documenThursday tary about four Chinese and American students who have traveled • “The Dialogue” film, Nebraska Union Auditorium, to each other’s home country and 6:30 to 8 p.m. will be showing Thursday in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. Friday “The film was chosen in order • International Food Bazaar, Nebraska Union Rotunda, to open up a broad and inclusive 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. dialogue across campus,” Education Abroad coordinator Marnie Nelson said in an email. “We hope in the Kawasaki Reading Room of exercise their language skills, Stethat this film and the discussion the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural vens-Liska said. that follows will do this.” Center The opening Chinese Corner, an event to “The Bourne reception for the explore Chinese language with the Supremacy” is an The film photo exhibit will Confucius Institute, will be in NeAmerican-German 1 p.m. braska Hall from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. action and spy film was chosen be until Language clubs “How Foreign Currencies Comthat will be hostwill have inforpare to the Dollar,” will be showed by Kino Klub, in order to open mational booths cased all week at Love Library and a German movie up a broad on Wednesday is hosted by UNL’s Money Manageclub, on Wednesday throughout the day, ment Center. at 7 p.m. in Old- and inclusive Stevens-Liska said. UNL Globetrotters will host a father Hall Room dialogue.” The Advanced meeting for students to share their 1126. Japanese Conversafavorite travel souvenir this TuesA photo exhibit marne nelson tion Table will have day at the Nebraska Union. by Toan Vuong, a student After the meeting, members scholarship recipi- education abroad coordinator Japanese speakers at the Jack- will have International Soccer Trivent of the Benjamin ie Gaughan Multiia from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Gilman Scholarnews@ ship for Education Abroad, will be cultural Center from 3:30 p.m. to dailynebraskan.com from noon to 5 p.m., on Tuesday 4:30 p.m., to talk to students and
Health Center confirms 1st influenza case Kelli Rollin DN
eral,” she said. But some people may not want to go against what they beAfter hosting about seven free lieve, even though other people say the flu shot won’t make them flu shot clinics for students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln sick. She said some people just since the semester began, the don’t like receiving shots. The health center offers an University Health Center conalternative for those who don’t firmed its first case of the flu for like shots. Nasal spray is availthis academic year last week. If the UNL student who was able and, like the flu shot, free for diagnosed with the flu (Influenza students. If someone with the flu is B) last week had received the flu in contact with or surrounded shot, the case could have been prevented, Nancy Orsborn said, by children, elderly people or director of nursing for the health people with medical conditions, such as asthma or diabetes, the center. Students can call the health flu can be more serious, Orsborn center to set up an appointment said. For those high-risk people, getting the flu could even mean or simply walk in for a free flu going to the hospital. shot. And the health center will And if there was a perfect host more flu clinics if there is a home for Influenza, a college demand, Orsborn said. campus would be it. Influenza A “Every dooris more common It’s not like a knob you touch than Influenza B, and every keybut Orsborn said cold where board you touch the strains are alhas been touched most identical. you can just kind by somebody Both strains else,” Orsborn are covered by the of tough it out.” said. flu shot and inLast week’s clude symptoms count showed nancy orsborn like aches, sore more than 1,000 director of nursing, uhc throat, cough and flu shots left to headaches. give, Orsborn “These are the folks who are off work or school said. She said nasal spray is also in abundance, but not as much as for a week to 10 days,” Orsborn flu shots. said. “It’s not like a cold where Unless the flu is caught a few you can just kind of tough it out.” She said many people believe days before symptoms set in, Orsborn said the health center myths about the flu shot. The can provide medication to help most common myth is that if sturelieve flu symptoms. However, dents get the flu shot, then they’ll the medication can be expensive also get the flu. Orsborn said the and it doesn’t make the flu go virus in the flu shot is a killed virus, so people can’t receive the away, Orsborn said. One question Holmes asks flu from the shot. She said some patients could put getting a flu people may feel achy afterward, shot in perspective. She asks peobut that’s different than getting ple if they’d be willing to give up knocked off your feet for 10 days. a week of their time if they were Many people also forget that to get influenza. the shot takes two weeks to work She said most patients say because the body takes time to they don’t have time to miss recognize it, Orsborn said. school because of illness. LeAnn Holmes, a nurse prac“It’s free,” Holmes said. “You titioner at the health center, said the myths derive from family can’t really beat free. It’s a teeny little shot that will keep you from and friends. missing one week of your life.” “There are some people that news@ think the flu shot is going to dailynebraskan.com protect them from illness in gen-
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Medical school applications and enrollment have increased substantially nationwide, but the University of Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC College of Dentistry do not expect to see increases in their enrollment. The College of Dentistry is located on East Campus.
Despite trend, UNMC enrollment stable Despite nationwide increase of medical students, Nebraska’s medical schools aren’t boosting numbers tammy bain dn Dr. Jeff Harrison knows it’s happening across the nation: Medical school enrollment has reached an all-time high. That’s 20,055 for the 2013-2014 school year, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges – a 2.8 percent increase from last year. It’s the first time national medical school enrollees have topped 20,000. Meanwhile, applications have increased 6.1 percent nationwide, to 48,000. But Harrison, the assistant dean for admissions and student affairs at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, said UNMC enrollment hasn’t – and won’t – increase. And officials from the UNMC’s College of Dentistry in Lincoln don’t expect an increased enrollment either. Demand for physicians has been increasing for years, Harrison said. Along with a growing population is an aging population, and as baby boomers get older, Harrison said he predicts a shortage of physicians 10 to 15 years from now. But with a shortage of physicians comes a shortage of residencies, or the time spent in the field before going into practice, Harrison said. In large part funded by Medicare, residencies,
which are vital for doctoral graduates to enter their field, have had a national decrease in funding by the year, Harrison said. “We tell kids, ‘Medical school is a lot of money. It’s a good investment,’” Harrison said. “But you have to be able to get a good job.” And while Nebraska residencies also receive funding from the Lincoln Medical Education Foundation, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, various hospitals and the State of Nebraska, UNMC has only accepted 130 applicants per year since 2010. That’s when it increased from 127 applicants. The number has hovered in the 120s for more than a decade. About 1,600 people applied for 2013, up from 1,500 applicants last year, said Vicky Cerino, media relations coordinator for UNMC. UNMC has plenty of space for lectures and labs, Harrison said. But while the numbers of applicants have made a jump in 10 years - less than 1,000 applied in 2004 – the staff at UNMC doesn’t feel comfortable setting students up for empty promises. “You’ve got to be able to guarantee them to earn the money they spent back,” Harrison said. With healthcare debates taking the country’s front lines, Harrison said the discussions on shortage of residency funding aren’t the big topics. “It’s not a big, hot button, but I guarantee you it’s a discussion in a subcommittee somewhere,” he said. He said that for a year or two, there’s a cushion until the shortage of residencies becomes a major issue. “As we classically do in Amer-
As we classically do in America, we kick the can down the road and see what happens.” jeff harrison
assistant dean of admissions, unmc
ica, we kick the can down the road and see what happens,” he said. At the College of Dentistry, Merlyn Vogt, assistant dean for student affairs and director of admissions, faces a different challenge. There isn’t a direct increase in dental school applications by the year – in 2008 there were 690 admissions at the school, and every year after has had anywhere between 835, such as in 2012, and 1,027, the peak year in 2010, Vogt said. Still, dental has been a growing field throughout the years, and the quality of applicants is higher than ever, he said. With Harrison, Vogt cited the baby boomer generation for the increased need for dentists, saying they’re the ones who are getting closer to retirement age. There were 11,042 applicants in America in 2008, and 11,590 in 2013. The increase of about 21 percent has caused an “explosion” of both new dental schools and class sizes of dental schools,” Vogt said. But while UNMC’s medical school is fine on space and struggles to fund residencies, it’s the space that keeps its dental college from accommodating for more than 50 students per year, Vogt said. The college accepts 47 to 48 new students per year, in case someone needs more time to graduate.
In 2010, $8.9 million of renovations were completed. And while new equipment, furnishings and a ventilation system were added, square footage wasn’t increased, Vogt said. “We’ve got to just accept the fact that we will be the seventhsmallest school in the land,” he said. Both the medical and dental colleges of UNMC focus on regional students. All Nebraskans who apply to UNMC medical – about 300 each year – are given an interview, Harrison said. In the dental school, 30 of the students are Nebraskans. Four are from Wyoming, as part of a contract UNMC and Creighton University School of Dentistry have with the State of Wyoming, which doesn’t have a dental college. Some out-of-state dental students won’t consider UNMC, because it’s a tough program to get into, Vogt said. But Vogt doesn’t see smaller class sizes as a complete downfall. Classes are tightknit, and students form a bond that remains years after college, he said. “All that blood, sweat and tears,” he said. “They bond together in ways a larger school probably doesn’t.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
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Increase minimum wage to relieve American poverty As reported by the Daily Nebraskan, President Barack Obama is calling for an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10, with 76 percent of Americans behind him. The DN Editorial Board is part of that 76 percent. Before taxes, a person working a 40-hour work week at $7.25 an hour makes a little more than $15,000 a year. A single college-age student with no dependents might be able to get by on this salary, but it’s hardly enough money to support a family. A report by the United States Department of Agriculture estimates it will cost parents in the lowest income group $173,490 (at 2012 levels) to raise a child for 18 years. If we divide that evenly between 18 years, that amounts to about $9,640 a year per child, which is more than half the income of a person living off minimum wage. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 21.8 percent of children under 18 live in poverty today. The low level of the minimum wage likely contributes to that number. It’s true that raising the minimum wage will be a long, difficult process for all involved. For instance, it could create obstacles for employers who need to hire more workers and can’t afford to do so at new wage levels. Still, according to the Census Bureau’s most recent figures, 46.5 million Americans are at or below the poverty line. We simply can’t ignore such a glaring amount of poverty if we’re seeking to support our “tired, (our) poor (and our) huddled masses.” Those 46.5 million Americans deserve a chance at a better quality life.
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he question I’m getting tired of hearing around campus is: “What house are you in?” Oh shoot, there’s no escaping judgment now. Now, if you’re a member of a fraternity or sorority, you’ll say which one before the person asking casts judgment based on your house reputation. Even worse — if you aren’t a Greek-goer, you will likely be looked at differently. Blatantly and unknowingly, yet sometimes not always the case, this campus has put Greek-goers on a social pedestal and everyone else below them. According to the University of NebraskaLincoln Greek Affairs office, there is an estimated 3,000 students involved in Greek life. Keep in mind this is only 17 percent of the undergraduate population, leaving the vast majority of the student body on the outside looking in. These nonGreek students have been categorized by Greeks as GDIs, which stands for “God damn independents.” The term is often meant to be derogatory. Oh, and as if the Greek system is classified elite, it also suggests that anyone in a fraternity or sorority can’t be independent. The term baffles me. I’ve heard it all over. When I was contemplating my membership to Chi Omega, a Greek student said to me, “Trust me, you don’t want to be a GDI.” I questioned her authority to make such an assumption. Why should it matter if I decide Greek life isn’t for me? Then again, when some of my non-Greek friends heard I joined a sorority, they were quick to make snarky comments about Greeks, especially those in UNL’s Greek system. In their eyes, being in a fraternity or sorority meant paying for friends and parties. They didn’t like my decision to be part of such a thing. A common misbelief is that all Greek-goers are a-holes on a pedestal, much like those who use GDI in derogatory context. But this stereotype is simply a generalization of a drunken frat star and not everyone fits them, thank God. In August, I went through sorority recruitment with more than 1,000 other girls. Since at-
tending a focus program of 60 kids in high school, I liked the idea of continuing to be part of a small community on a large campus. I was searching for a sorority that I didn’t have to conform to, and my roommate had the same intentions. We made it through the long week and anxiously awaited bid day, the day that would tell us which sorority we got into. Unfortunately, my roommate got a call the night before bid day informing her that she would not be receiving a bid from any sorority. She was devastated. Throughout rush week, hundreds of other girls felt the same way my roommate did. The UNL Greek system is at fault here as they have created a misconception that if you don’t make it in, then you’re automatically out. You know what I’m talking about — out of the social sphere, the personal network of friends, loved ones and anyone else who accepts us. Obviously, there are tons of college students who choose not to be involved in Greek life and perfectly happy in their social sphere. In my roommate’s case, with half of our friends also not in the Greek system, she has been just fine, if not better off. With that being said, and although I am grateful to reap the benefits of being in a sorority, I imagine my social sphere wouldn’t be much different had I too not received a bid. Indeed, there is a separation of Greeks and non-Greeks, but often times they do interact. Just the other night my roommate was invited to a fraternity party, which is nothing short of a typi-
cal night for her. She was drinking a beer when a guy from the fraternity hosting the party asks, “Why don’t you drink some vodka?” She replied, “Because I like beer.” Making some strange connection between her beer and his social sphere, he said, “You f***ing GDI.” The incident ruined her entire night. She asked me for a ride home, and I picked her up immediately. Once again, I watched my best friend feel degraded for not meeting a status quo that lies within the Greek system. This time, she wasn’t upset that she didn’t get into a sorority. Instead, she was frustrated after getting the fact rubbed in her face when generalized as a GDI. This idea that she had to go Greek for her to be accepted stretches all across campus. Although they are often perpetuating the issue, this misconception is making Greeks look like the bad guys and instead, non-Greeks suffer the consequences. There are countless factors that play a part in social inequality and apparently going Greek or not is one of them. Instead of simply being something to be involved in, like a club or a sports team, the Greek system has now created a stereotype for itself as well as anyone not in it. Because of this, another social classification next to race, sexuality or gender is separating students on this campus. We have all fallen short by making our differences more important than our similarities. There is hope, however. In order to break this trend, I’d say we ought to take a step back. To keep intensifying the differences between Greeks and non-Greeks would be detrimental to both sides. Instead, we must put judgment aside in order to highlight our similarities and eliminate the pedestal once and for all. Gabriella Parsons is a freshman journalism major. Follow her on Twitter @gab___i (that’s 3 underscores). Reach her at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com.
Don’t forgo privacy to stop bullying
veryone’s more confident on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and the like. People can be honest online while hiding behind the computer screen. That’s OK. People have the right to speak their mind on a public forum without being closely monitored by Big Brother. That’s why this ongoing situation in Glendale, Calif., is so troubling. Last year, the Glendale Unified School District hired Geo Listening, a social network monitoring service. The district is paying more than $40,000 to monitor the social media posts of its middle and high school students during this school year. Hello, Big Brother — come to visit so soon? Glendale’s not alone. Two school districts and three schools are also paying the firm Safe Outlook Corporation to use a product called CompuGuardian. Similar to Geo Listening, the system monitors computers and “sift[s] through logs to identify problems.” Its website also claims that students “won’t be able to bypass or disable it.” So much for the would-be hackers who just want a little privacy. These schools are hoping to strike at cyberbullying by monitoring student posts and looking for trigger words. If a student makes a post on Facebook about suicide, drug use, etc.. the company alerts the school campus. Then the school can take the necessary steps to help the student in question. Glendale Superintendent Richard Sheehan pointed out that Geo Listening is “just another avenue to open up a dialogue with parents about safety.” Sheehan’s point about Geo Listening is interesting, considering what the firm has to say about itself. Geo Listening’s website says “students are crying for help,” and that the company has “heard these cries of despair.” For one thing, that’s pretty dramatic. Also, some students may need help, but that’s really not the school’s responsibility. That’s the parent’s (or parents’) responsibility. If parents want to discuss their child with school officials, they can start that conversation, not the other way around. I’m all for stopping cyberbullying, but I’m suspicious of this method that’s steadily encroaching on the private lives of students. Privacy and safety are grappling for dominance, and there’s no way to know who’s going to win. And Glendale’s strategy has a few problems that
should make people nervous. Let’s start with the slippery-slope concept. If we start monitoring students when they’re online, but off campus, then where does the line finally get drawn? Right now the company is just looking for those trigger words, so it’s using its powers for good. What if someone starts thinking up other ways to use the program, though? Say a student makes a negative comment about the food or a certain administrator. They say the school’s food is shit or that a teacher should be fired. Will they get in trouble for that? Along a similar vein, do schools even have a right to keep track of kids when they’re online? Should a school’s power extend that far? Hello, First Amendment! It’s harder to exercise your right to speak when you feel like the school principal is sitting right behind you. Those darn issues of privacy are such a bother for Glendale, I’ll bet. The STOP Cyberbullying website sums this up nicely: “When schools try and get involved by disciplining the student for cyberbullying actions that took place off-campus and outside of school hours, they are often sued for exceeding their authority and violating the student’s free speech right.” In other words, schools need to butt out on this one. I haven’t even mentioned the practicality issues yet. There are almost 25,000 students enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Imagine our school trying to monitor the social activity of that many people at once. It’d probably be easier to repaint the seats at Memorial Stadium by yourself … by hand. This topic actually marks a rare moment when Fox News and Huffington Post agree on something. Fox News mentioned the issues of privacy and “some issues of how much you can
actually monitor.” Huffington Post included statements from students that are bothered by the monitoring, because — what a shocker — they feel like it’s an invasion of privacy. You may love one of those news sites more than the other (or hate both of them, because not everyone’s bipartisan). Still, you’ve got to admit that when the angels and devils agree on something, it’s time to start paying attention. To shamelessly paraphrase Harvey Dent, it seems like this monitoring tool is either going to die a hero or live long enough to see itself become the villain. The program might become so unpopular that it gets dismissed as a great idea, but not practical. Or, more schools start using it, and we end up with a ton of schools that would make Winston Smith — the man from “1984” — cringe. Either way, there’s no way for Glendale to win here. An educational campaign about cyberbullying would probably more effective. People may scoff at that, but schools are there to teach students. They might as well teach students how to avoid bullying in various forms. Using education instead of surveillance would also keep the schools from invading students’ privacy. Big Brother could put down the video camera and pick up a book instead. AT&T, the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), Drug Abuse Resistance Education and Symantec did a study about a cyberbullying educational program that was launched last year. By the end of the program, students knew how to protect their privacy and how to reach out for help if they — or friends — became cyberbullying victims. Most importantly, students’ recognition that they should tell a trusted adult when someone else was being cyberbullied went up 77 percent. Cyberbullying needs to be stopped, but I’m not sure it needs to be stopped at all costs. Let’s take the educational route instead of the surveillance one. Students shouldn’t have to watch what they say all the time, especially not on social media. Lincoln (and Nebraska in general) is not following Glendale’s lead at the moment. Hopefully it stays that way. School is hard enough as it is. Emme Grafton is a senior English major. Reach her at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com.
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Intothe cage Mixed Martial Arts fighter represents Lincoln in fighting world, aspires to become UFC fighter story by Maranda loughlin photos by allison hess
ribal tattoos climb up Miles Marshall’s arms as he opens his seventh package of sugar, stirring it into his chai tea. The Lincoln native is wearing a newsboy hat and scarf, which isn’t his typical workday gear. This Mixed Martial Arts fighter is on a vacation. This means no alarms, plenty of hours spent playing the video game “Skyrim” and eating whatever he likes. But he still makes time to maintain his cardio and practice his favorite art. “I swear this is how I feel,” Marshall said. “I am an artist, and Mixed Martial Arts is an art form. Creativity is key because when you get in the cage, you aren’t going to do something specific that you’ve been planning. You’re going to do what comes to you in that moment. It’s creative motion. I am a big believer that MMA needs to be fluid and smooth.” Marshall fights for the prestige, the fans and simply because he likes knocking people out. “The best thing about it is every time I knock someone out, and I’m just standing there while everyone else is cheering,” Marshall said. “That’s the biggest high right there.” Marshall first began fighting in high school when some buddies of his made up a fight group called “Friday Night Fights.” The group would meet out at their high school parking lot each Friday night and huddle their cars into a circle. After turning on the vehicle lights to brighten up the makeshift arena, they tossed two fighters and two pairs of boxing gloves into the middle. “I was in a lot of fights in high school, but I never wanted to be in the those ones,” Marshall said. “Until one of my buddies that I used to beat in wrestling made me fight, I pretty much begged him not to. But then it hit the point of embarrassment, so I put on the gloves and knocked him out. That was the first time I was actually squaring off with another dude.” Marshall wrestled in high school, but he didn’t become interested in martial arts until attending the University of Rochester Tech. Marshall was on the university wrestling team, but little did he know, he would get his first insight into martial arts from his philosophy teacher who practiced Jeet Kune Do, a form of martial arts founded by Bruce Lee. “I started going into the wrestling room once or twice a week with him, just learning how to punch and kick,” Marshall said. “I just dug it. I mean, I’ve always liked fighting.” Now at 27 years old, Marshall fights in a cage, with aspirations of one day making it into the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “It’s just UFC, and then everything else is not UFC,” Marshall said. “My goal is to keep a contract with UFC for a couple years, I don’t just want to fight there. That’s my main goal.” Marshall lost his first fight as a professional MMA fighter after he dropped 25 pounds to fit into the 170-pound weight class. He trained three months for the fight and, afterwards, was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. “I don’t like giving excuses because the man still beat me,” Marshall said. “But I just killed myself that day. I beat myself.” Marshall hasn’t cut weight since. Though macaroni and cheese is one of his many weaknesses, he also cooks a lot of casseroles. “I think I cook more than any grown
Miles Marshall trains at Longoria’s Black Belt Academy Monday night in Lincoln. Marshall has been a practicing for five years.
Marshall takes a break from practicing Mixed Martial Arts. Marshall began fighting in high school when he and friends started a fight club.
MMA Fighter: see page 7
UPC, Lied Center Day in the life: residence hall custodian present popular Broadway show Jack Forey dn
Musical ‘Memphis’ tells the story of interracial couple during 1950s, gives social commentary Vanessa Daves dn The breakdown of racial stereotypes through song and dance, forbidden love and a rags-toriches story of fame — the Tonyaward winning musical “Memphis” has it all, and it’s coming to Lincoln this week. On Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., an award-winning cast and crew will perform at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. A partnership between the Lied
Center and the University Programming Council brought this performance to Lincoln and provided 300 free tickets to students. “Memphis” is a musical taking place in the 1950s, thick with political and social commentary about the maltreatment of African Americans during the time period. The show is about a white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Adam Pascal) who shows up in the scene of an underground black rock ‘n’ roll club named Delray’s after the owner. He plays black music — a seemingly revolutionary idea for this generation — and gains popularity in Memphis and the club. After bouncing from club to club and job to job, Huey falls in love with Delray’s sister, an irresistible black woman named Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover). Both Huey and Felicia become sensations among the youth for their
The lip gloss on the mirror says it all: “Mary, you are the best!” Every morning, Mary Kavan makes a 30-minute drive from her rural home near Touhy to Lincoln. She arrives on campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Harper Hall and begins her work day at 7:00 a.m., like she has for the past six years. Then, for eight hours, she cleans and disinfects almost every surface on the second, third and fourth floors of the residence hall. “Most students don’t realize that custodians work on several floors,” she said. Kavan begins by taking her cart around each floor, looking for anything that needs immediate attention. She scrubs and disinfects all of the drinking fountains, wipes down the tables and chairs in the study lounges, looks for stains or marker streaks on the walls and mops tiled areas. She does this on three floors before dou-
broadway: see page 7
custodian: see page 6
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Mary Kavan cleans the third floor of Harper Hall before her break on Friday morning.
tuesday, November 12, 2013
23rd birthday brings questions on life journey tyler Keown › This Thursday, I’m turning 23 years old, and I have absolutely no idea what that means. Hell, I don’t even know what 22 has meant. There’s the obvious things. Turning 21 was the mark of the last “important” birthday. Year 13 brings in a new term to describe yourself with, 16 means you can get places faster, 18 lets you buy smokes and refer to yourself as an adult (even though you’re clearly not) and finally, 21 means you can spend too much in bars.
I guess you can argue the 30th, 40th and 50th birthdays are important, too, but I’m not going to think about that. But at 22, birthdays kind of lose their spark. Gifts become more sparse. It’s a little harder to justify having a party. You’re less likely to stay up until midnight the night before out of excitement, instead you need to get that paper done. What does that mean for 23, then? Like I said, I’m not sure. I’ve been trying to think about it, though, because I constantly think about myself. At age 23, my mom had been married for at least a year. My dad was starting medical school. Jonathan Safran Foer, one of my favorite authors, had written his first novel four years prior. The biggest thing in my life right now is the fact I left my backpack (with my laptop in it) at a bar this weekend. I think I have an image of what
Twenty-three is still bugging a 23-year-old looks like, though. me, though. I see a guy who keeps his room I think it’s because I have high clean, who had graduated colstandards for what success is. My lege on time instead of taking two heroes are mainly comedians and years off, who buys (and eats) his comedy writers own groceries with who are doing very regularity. He isn’t i’m excited well in their fields. afraid to go to the Many of these gym, and he doesn’t and scared people are 15 years draw some of his older than me, but self-esteem from about that age, I still want what his Twitter follower about another they have right count. He has a sennow, and when I sible haircut and year, but that don’t feel like I’m shaves his neck. He getting closer to saved up the money makes it sort that status, it’s easy to get a small “Cal- of fun, being so to start wondervin and Hobbes” unaware of what’s ing what I should tattoo on the inside be doing by this of his left bicep. coming.” point. Should I be Not that I’m living in New York not happy with my life right now. I have friends I City, learning how to write better? care about deeply and a job that Should I move to Chicago and exI can brag about when I go home perience more of life before I start for holidays. I can grow a pretty worrying about making a career decent beard, and I’m somehow in comedy? If I’m not already getsurviving my second-level French ting a start in that industry by age 23, does that just mean I don’t class.
have the talent I need? My mom always tells me that ages don’t have a “feel.” That while her life has changed dramatically between ages 23 and 50, her thinking never really does — she is who she is. And that makes sense; it’s weird to assume that I’ll be someone different Thursday than I was Wednesday. It’s weird to assume that I’ll be something different at age 23 than age 22, really. But what if my mom is wrong, bless her heart? What if I should be able to discern the difference in myself between now and a year ago more clearly? That’s a scary thought. I barely remember what I was doing a year ago, other than turning 22. On the other hand, maybe that’s part of growing up. Not monitoring and measuring your life with (sometimes) irrelevant milestones, but instead living it without neurotic thoughts. That sounds more fun, really, letting the journey happen without con-
stantly referencing the journeys of others. Not that it’s always easy to think that way. College is fun, but being around people your age and seeing what they’re doing, it’s near impossible to not compare yourself against them, at least for me. It’s wired into my brain, and while it gets annoying, I can hopefully use it to make myself better as opposed to feeling like I’m not doing as well in my life as I should be. I’m going to be 23 years old on Thursday. I’m going to continue my college career as a bonafide twenty-something, hopefully cleaning my room a bit more and not eating out as much. I’m excited and scared about that age, about another year, but that makes it sort of fun, being so unaware of what’s coming. tyler Keown Is old As hell. tell hIM he’s out oF touch At Arts@ dAIlynebrAsKAn.coM
custodIAn: FroM 5 bling back to the floor she started vomited into a drinking fountain and covered it with a box. Another on to begin cleaning the bathrooms. time, a student threw up on the carShe said each bathroom can take an pet in front of a door, and it had to hour and a half or more to clean. Kavan’s favorite part of her job be shampooed. One unusual mess is meeting the many students she she dealt with involved ketchup works around every day. She makes packets smeared across the ceiling. “And that was a little difficult it a point to get to know the students’ names and interests. Out of because I’m vertically challenged, 50 students on one floor, she knows you see,,” she said. On a normal day, 40 by name. She the work can be just greets the students as rigourous. She as they come out of it’s nice wipes the windows, their rooms to get when you sweeps the stairs, ready for classes. disinfects tables She said she get kids who come and garbage chutes, feels if she gets to takes out the trash know students bet- back each year. and cleans the bathter, then the students you get to know rooms with harsh will respect her and them better. you chemicals. Kavan’s keep their messes to duties also include a minimum. develop a rapport vacuuming the car“It’s nice when pets and writing up you get kids who with them. they repair slips for maincome back each seem to want to tenance when certain year,” Kavan said. fixtures are broken. “You get to know keep things cleanShe maintains a busy them better. You de- er.” schedule, keeping velop a rapport with Mary kaVan track of all the tasks them. They seem to HARPER HALL CUSTODIAN she must complete want to keep things each day. Time mancleaner.” agement skills are vital, she said. Larry Shippen, associate direcBefore Shippen accepted the tor of housing facilities operations, job of facilities director, he worked said the cleaning staff is an imporas a custodian for several days to tant part of keeping housing costs as get a feel for the work they do. low as possible. “It is a dirty, repetitive, te“We have to work within a budget, so we always budget our custo- dious job,” he said. “These people work so hard, and in those few dians’ time wisely,” he said. “Our aim is to cover as much ground as days I gained a deeper appreciation for the kind of work they do.” possible in the time allotted.” Arts@ But sometimes, things are dAIlynebrAsKAn.coM messy. Kavan said once someone
Places that smell might be coming from do you smell that? there’s definitely a smell. it smells like egg, or like wet garbage, or burnt hair or something. Here’s some ideas you can look into.
that guy you just killed. studies have shown dead bodies smell pretty bad. and you just created one. that’s a nice way to look at killing someone; you created a dead body. sure, you ended his life, but you created something. anyway, smells horrible. Pour bleach everywhere. maybe put his body outside or, like, in a bag or something?
behind you. Have you checked behind you yet? c’mon dude, humans are born with a natural sense of responsibility. you gotta take some personal initiative. this is what your mom means when she threatens to cut you off financially. Help us help you. that smell might be coming from right behind you. this is embarrassing. use your neck for once.
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that baby over there. Have you checked it recently? Have you cleaned it? those are both probably general procedures. do that first. if the smell is still there … i don’t know. maybe it’s that other baby over there? you’re in a room full of babies, so maybe worry about them first, and then the smell. did someone lock you in there? Whose babies are these?
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mary kavan works as a custodian at Harper Hall on Friday morning.
your life. your life stinks. Get a better haircut and ask that girl out already.
your pocket? We don’t know any better than you do. your pocket is a good place to look for stuff 100 percent of the time when a smell isn’t around, so it’s an ok place to look when there is a smell. your keys were in there that one time. there was a surprise $20 in there last week. Who’s to say that smell isn’t in there right now? also, did you check in the dead guy’s pocket?
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V/h/s Miles rothlisberger dn One thing comes to mind after watching “V/H/S.” The movie is screwed up. This 2012 horror-flick begins with a group of rambunctious guys who have been tasked by an unknown employer to break into a man’s home and obtain a single VHS tape. Upon arriving and realizing the owner seemingly died while watching multiple televisions in the same room, the group ransacks the house for the tape while one man waits beside the corpse. In order to pass the time, he goes through the owner ’s VHS players and finds an unmarked tape, which he sticks into his video camera for good measure. From here, things become more sinister than ever before. “V/H/S,” while a play on the found-footage horror genre, possesses a unique flair to it. Instead of just one tape with an eerie plot, the entire movie consists of six separate tapes, with entirely different, yet equally creepy, short films. Nothing goes untouched either, with each of the films hitting on varying supernatural creepiness and unexplainable horrors. While the movie can be inconsistent because of how different each short film is, it definitely helps keep the movie entertaining throughout its long run-time of nearly two hours. Finally, the found-footage style holds topnotch quality and camera work, which can make it or break it for those who become queasy while watching such movies. Most importantly, however, is just how damn messed up and unsettling the experience can be for horror fans. While gore runs aplenty, the movie is actually creepy and makes the viewer not only jump at certain times, but
also cringe and hold their breath in anticipation. The great acting and well-written narratives help with this atmosphere, with phrases like “I like you” and “Why won’t you die!” sending shivers down one’s spine once they see the movie. In addition, the unique first-person perspective (and, in one short film, the perspective from a Skype video chat) helps set the movie’s tense and mysteriously-vague atmosphere, which places it on a high pedestal for quality horror films. “V/H/S” proves that modernday horror films are not being smothered by gory slashers and endless remakes of “Paranormal Activity.” With its original premise and exceptional quality, the movie deserves to be on every horror fan’s list. Arts@ dAIlynebrAsKAn.coM
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‘Black Flag’ exceeds previous ‘Assassin’s Creed’ installments gabriella MartineZ-garro dn It’s only been a year since Ubisoft’s last “Assassin’s Creed” release, but the changes the company has made in the popular franchise are enough to set the newest installment, “Black Flag,” apart from the rest. “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag,” takes to the sea, where pirating, pillaging and plundering run rampant. Though many of the franchise elements are still prominent, like the ability to scale massive structures and leap across rooftops and other buildings in elegant parkour style, “Black Flag,” introduces many new options for players. The protagonist is Edward Kenway, a money-hungry pirate who helps both of the franchisedefining factions, assassins and templars, in order to gain power. Kenway, the grandfather of series’ previous main character, is a refreshingly animated – albeit underdeveloped – character and provides a definite step-up from the stale assassins of past games. Really, the bogged-down elements of the past AC games are virtually non-existent. “Black Flag,” brings with it a much more light-hearted feel, appropriate for the pirate setting too. Naval combat, briefly introduced in last year ’s ACIII is now a huge element. Players have the option to take down naval forts and battle both British and Spanish ships that threaten his or her pirate’s crew. Upgrading the ship and its members serves a vital part of sea-side combat and requires players to take down enemy vessels, as well as explore the surrounding Caribbean isles for supplies and potential pirateers. Though navigating the pirate ship through tight spaces and restricted areas can be frustrating, the semi-realism that the game invokes whilst sailing is welcoming amidst the surrounding surreal elements of the plot. One thing “Black Flag,” certainly does not suffer from is a lack of activity. Players are constantly provided with side quests, optional assassin contracts and new islands to investigate. This exploration is both fun and informative to the franchise’s overarching backstory, as new secrets are unlocked. And, as always, there are modern-day elements to the game. In all AC games, there are portions of the game played in the current day. Though the past three games have always seen Desmond Miles as the modern-day main charac-
ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG by Ubisoft Montreal PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One $59.99 ter, a cliffhanger at the end of the third game allowed for a possible new protagonist to take his place. Working for the virtual gaming company, Abstergo, player ’s new character sets off on a series of side tasks to unlock information about Miles’ current status — in addition to unlocking Kenway’s memories, which are accessed through a sci-fi contraption known as the Animus. One of the series’ greatest assets has always been its location. “Black Flag” is certainly no different. With its sky-blue Caribbean water, golden sunsets and lush island landscape, the fourth installment is more than easy on the eyes. The setting also allows players to interact with the ship’s crew in the game, providing entertaining asides, as players run into compelling characters and have the opportunity to listen as their mates sing sea shanties while sailing to the next mission. Though the main character offers only a minor improvement over past iterations, pirating in a video game has never been so fun and thoughtful. What “Assassin’s Creed” lacked in previous installments, “Black Flag” corrects in a glorious way. Arts@ dAIlynebrAsKAn.coM
Students give thoughts on ﬁrst cold day of year it was very cold. it was very surprising for me because i came from a hotter place like saudi arabia so it might be very difficult for me. Wear warm clothes or cover your head and hands.” saaD algarni SOPHOMORE ENGLISH MAJOR
“it was miserable. i’ll wear a bigger jacket and start my pickup earlier.” ross pinkelMan
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it was cold but i liked it. i’ll probably wear a hat and warmer pants and bigger socks.” aMber steVens
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MMA FIghter: FroM 5 man, and I definitely bake more than any grown man should,” Marshall said. “You can’t get much good food anymore.” More than a year later, Marshall had his first MMA win. He defeated Chad “The Grinder” Reiner, a former UFC fighter. Marshall pinned Reiner in 30 seconds, knocking him out for five minutes. “He wasn’t waking up, and I thought I might have killed him,” Marshall said. “People usually pass out for about a minute. Five minutes is borderline brain damage status.” Last month, Marshall made his first TV appearance on AXS TV for a fight he won against Jordan Sanford in Des Moines, Iowa. Marshall pinned Sanford in one minute and 30 seconds. Part of Marshall’s inspiration to win sits with his mom, who makes it to every match. “She’s just glad I found something I like and something I am committed to,” Marshall said. “And all she asks of me is to win every fight really fast. She always says, ‘Just knock em’ out.’ I can hear her in the stands.” Another one of Marshall’s supporters is Tyson Schaffert, the owner and manager of Iron Brush Tattoo parlor. Schaffert gave Marshall his first tattoo when he was 18 years old. Since then, the tribal tattoos have spread from his forearms, up to his shoulders and onto his chest and back. Because of the amount of time it took to work on the tattoos, Marshall and Schaffert became friends. “I charge him nothing to do his promotion, but I just do it because I love the kid,” Schaffert said. “I absolutely love him.” Schaffert has supported Marshall since his first ink job, Marshall said. “He’s just always been there for me,” he said. “He had faith in me, and is a sort of spiritual guidance. He’s basically my Yoda.” Every time Marshall came back to get tattooed by Schaffert, he had something new to tell him, from his first interest in cage fighting to his first win. Schaffert asked if he needed a sponsor. “He is upcoming,” Schaffert said. “The kid is going to get huge. The kid is killing it.”
allisoN Hess | dN two months ago, miles marshall had his first mma win against former uFc fighter, chad reiner.
Schaffert began sponsoring Marshall when he was an amateur MMA fighter. Five years later, the partnership and friendship still continues. “Our relationship has just fit together really well,” Marshall said. “I’m basically a big, walking billboard for him and Iron Brush.” Among Marshall’s mom and Schaffert, the MMA fighter also has a strong support system from his fans – particularly his hometown fans. “I’ve got the craziest fans. They’re rowdy,” Marshall said. “There is a group of them that always comes out and is so loud and is always there being a huge support for me. It’s the reason I do it really. To hear the cheers and such at the end of fights. The prestige is what it’s all about.” Marshall said he believes that part of the reason he is not recognized as much in the fighting scene yet, is because most people don’t acknowledge Nebraska
i’m here to represent lincoln. i’m going to keep fighting people and knocking them out until i get into the uFc.” Miles Marshall MMA FIGHTER
when thinking about MMA fighters. “The best of Nebraska is the best anywhere,” Marshall said. “It’s the truth. I’ve gone to national tournaments to prove it. And Nebraska Midwest fighting is just as good as anywhere else, and people don’t see that because Nebraska is so hidden.” Nebraska Midwest fighting may not be as recognized as it is in other states, yet Marshall is still determined to become a recognized UFC fighter. “I’m here to represent Lincoln,” he said. “I’m going to keep fighting people and knocking
them out until I get into the UFC. I’m finally starting to feel like people are noticing me more.” The optimism is shared between Marshall and his longtime sponsor and friend. “When he fights here locally people freak out,” Schaffert said. “He just turned pro, and he lost his first fight. But as an amateur he was totally undefeated. Every fight he’s won he either knocks them out our chokes them out in the first round. He’s the deal. He’s the real deal.” Arts@ dAIlynebrAsKAn.coM
Lied Center ’s “Arts for All” pro- Broadway show is sometimes a cost-prohibitive thing, and begram, which “seeks to provide every UNL student with at least cause of this, many UNL students will get to one world-class see a Broadway performing arts it’s one of show for the first experience before time, which is regraduation.” The the biggest ally cool.” low prices proThe Lied Cenvided through the touring broadway ter has been planpartnerships al- shows in the ning to bring low students to do country right now.” “Memphis” to that. campus for a “One of the Matthew boring while, and when things that was LIED CENTER SALES MANAGER a few members of nice was we were UPC heard about able to work with it, they brought UPC to subsidize the cost of some tickets for stu- the idea to the group right away. dents,” Boring said. “Seeing a UPC President Peter Bock said,
whenever the Lied or UPC is promoting an event or giving away free tickets, the tickets tend to go quickly. The free tickets provided by UPC’s donation have all been reserved already, however, there are still half-priced tickets available starting at $22.50. “We had a surplus in our budget, and we thought providing free tickets was a good use of the money,” Bock said. “UPC is meant to provide events for students that are both entertaining educational, and ‘Memphis’ provided both of those.” Arts@ dAIlynebrAsKAn.coM
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broAdwAy: FroM 5 musical abilities, and the show continues following all the prejudices, dysfunctions and struggles that come with being a part of a well-known interracial couple in Memphis, Tenn. Matthew Boring, marketing and sales manager for the Lied Center, said he thinks this is a great opportunity for students. “It’s one of the biggest touring Broadway shows in the country right now,” Boring said. “We really try to look at bringing the most popular shows, and ‘Memphis’ is one of those.” This second-ever partnership between the Lied Center and UPC promotes and expands the
tuesday, november 12, 2013
dn Big ten homeroom 1. Ohio State (9-0 Overall, 5-0 Big Ten)
After the Oregon loss, the Buckeyes’ national championship hopes improved on a bye week. Now Ohio State is third in the BCS Standings, and if Alabama or Florida State loses, then Urban Meyer and company will be in BCS National Championship talks. It helps that Ohio State is top 10 in three major categories including points per game with 48.2, points allowed with 17 and rushing yards per game with 301.1 yards. Among the top three teams in the nation, it’s the Buckeyes who have the easiest route.
2. Wisconsin (7-2, 4-1)
Last Saturday in the nonconference game against BYU, running back Melvin Gordon failed to shine once again. James White has been looking like the primary back for the Badgers recently. The senior back ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns against the Cougars, his sixth game of the year in which he reached the century mark. If the Badgers win out, then they might be able to squeak their way into a BCS bowl with an at-large bid.
3. Michigan State (8-1, 5-0)
Between Michigan State and Nebraska, it’s the Spartans who have the more difficult of paths to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship. They will face off on Saturday afternoon, but even for the Spartans they still must go on the road against Northwestern before a home finale against Minnesota, the surprising team of the year. Just like Nebraska, Michigan State controls its own destiny and continuing to fuel this season is the defense, allowing 11.6 points per game to rank third in the nation.
4. Minnesota (8-2, 4-2)
Two games left in the season and the Gophers still have a chance at a 10-win year under coach Jerry Kill. Minnesota is on a fourgame winning streak, and the X-factor in all four has been running back David Cobb, who ran for more than 100 yards in each of those victories. With the last two remaining games against Wisconsin and Michigan State, it’s going to be tough for Cobb to continue the same kind of production.
5. Nebraska (7-2, 4-1)
9. Indiana (4-5, 2-3)
A combined 87 points was scored on Saturday by the time the Hoosiers and the Fighting Illini exited the field. Indiana came out on top in the 52-35 win, and receiver Cody Latimer earned 18 of those points. Latimer had 189 yards and three touchdowns in the high scoring game against border rival Illinois. The next two weeks present an opportunity for the Hoosiers, as they will go on the road to play against both Wisconsin and Ohio State. They will have to win one of those to become bowl eligible.
Another game without Taylor Martinez, and another game in which the Huskers make a late charge to come out on top. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is looking more comfortable leading the huddle and is now 5-0 as the starter for Nebraska. The biggest help at the Big House on Saturday was the defense, holding the Wolverine offense to -21 yards rushing, which ultimately quieted down the home crowd. With Martinez possibly not playing for the rest of the season, the Huskers may have to go without him in their quest to the Big Ten Championship.
10. Northwestern (4-5, 0-5)
6. Iowa (6-4, 3-3)
The Hawkeyes are now bowl eligible after defeating Purdue. Iowa beat the Boilermakers 38-14 after a slow first quarter, during which neither team was able to put a score up on the board. Although Mark Weisman scored a touchdown, it was a different back who was shining in the backfield. Sophomore running back Jordan Canzeri ran for 165 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown on Saturday, the first time in his career that he ran for more than 100 yards.
After an extremely disappointing start to conference play, the Wildcats were able to take a week off in preparation for Michigan. This upcoming Saturday is a must-win for Northwestern to remain in the bowl discussion, and the Wildcats will again have to do without running back Venric Mark, who had 1,366 yards on the ground last season along with 12 touchdowns. This season he has 97 yards and has missed six games because of injury. To say the least, this has been an unexpected season for Northwestern.
7. Penn State (5-4, 2-3)
Men’s Basketball: from 10 it’s got to happen again on Tuesday the foul line. The New Zealand night,” the second-year coach said. product wasn’t the only Nebraska “We just have to be able to chop player to make a splash in his Huskwood, do it over and over again. er debut. That’ll test us. I think Tuesday is goTexas Tech transfer Terran Petteing to be more interesting as far as way was the first to record a basket what we’re about.” in the arena and finished second The Leathernecks may not be on the team with 17 points, includas threatening on the rim like Ne- ing a 3-for-5 shooting display from braska’s last opdowntown. ponents, but they In Petteway’s We fed off will enter Lincoln Husker debut, stars the crowd as last year’s seclike Tommy Lee and ond best team in a lot. It was an Karmin helped the the country in new team enter the scoring defense emotional game.” court with a rousing (52.6 points per warm-up and perforgame). mance of the national But if Friday terran petteway anthem. was any indicaThough it’s unsophomore forward tion of how many certain whether there shooters Nebraska will be any famous can utilize on offense throughout guests Tuesday, Petteway said he the season, it will be able to depend looks forward to his second game on more than Shields. and has enjoyed playing in front of One player that impressed the his new fan base so far. team captain in his first game as a “The fans showed so much Husker was Webster. love to us last Friday, it was great,” “He did a great job being agPetteway said Monday. “We fed off gressive, getting to the rim and the crowd a lot. It was an emotional drawing fouls,” Shields said. game.” sports@ Webster finished his debut with dailynebraskan.com nine points, with five coming from
11. Illinois (3-6, 0-5)
Nathan Scheelhaase finally hit his stride in the loss against Indiana. The quarterback threw for 450 yards and two touchdowns, which wasn’t enough to keep up with the Hoosier offense. Both teams were able to pile up 600 yards of offense, but the Fighting Illini were not able to convert when it counted. Illinois still has Purdue and Northwestern on the schedule, so one of them has to win a conference game at some point.
The Nittany Lions lost their fourth game of the season against surging Minnesota. Penn State is now 0-3 in road games this season, and on Saturday freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg wasn’t able to find the end zone, fumbling at the goal line during one of the possessions. Even though Penn State lost on Saturday, wide receiver Allen Robinson reached a milestone, setting the school record for most receiving yards in a season with 1,106 yards. Robinson still has a few games left this season to pad that record.
12. Purdue (1-8, 0-5)
8. Michigan (6-3, 2-3)
The disappointments keep coming for the Boilermakers. In Saturday’s loss to Iowa they allowed more than 500 yards from the Hawkeyes. And up to the final minute of the game, Purdue only had scored once. The final score came from backup quarterback Austin Appleby who, like Danny Etling, is a freshman. Appleby completed five of six passes with 68 yards and a touchdown in his first-ever collegiate showing.
Out of all the teams in the Big Ten on Saturday, the Wolverines looked the most uninspired. Devin Gardner and the Michigan offense scored once, and the only person on the team that averaged more than 2 yards per carry was tight end Devin Funchess – and that was only because he had one carry that went for five yards in the game. With a 2-3 conference record, and a game against Ohio State still lurking on the schedule, things aren’t looking any brighter for Michigan.
Compiled by Josh Kelly sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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tuesday, november 12, 2013
UNL women’s rugby team wins to make Sweet 16
sports briefs Nebraska earns No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament
The No. 18 Nebraska soccer team (18-3-1), fresh off of Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships, was named a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host Southeastern Louisiana (14-3-5) in the first round this weekend. The Huskers are making their first NCAA appearance since 2005. The tournament will conclude with the final four teams playing in the College Cup in Cary, N.C., on Dec. 6. The winner of Friday’s match will play either Northeastern or Boston College. The No. 1 seed in the region is Florida State (181-3), which is seeking its third straight College Cup appearance. Michigan, the only team to beat Nebraska in conference play, and Penn State are the other seeded teams from the Big Ten. Iowa, Ohio State, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois are unseeded.
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Two Huskers claim football honors
Sophomore defensive end Randy Gregory shared Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors with Wisconsin’s Chris Borland. Gregory had a career-high three sacks in Nebraska’s win at Michigan, the most in a game by a Husker since Ndamukong Suh in 2009. The last Nebraska player to be named Defensive Player of the Week was linebacker Lavonte David in 2011. Nebraska also captured Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second straight week. After receiver Jordan Westerkamp received the honor after the Huskers’ win against Northwestern, quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. earned the award for his effort against the Wolverines.
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The No. 18 Nebraska soccer team won the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and will play Southeastern Louisiana in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend.
Robinson named Player of Week again
For the second week in a row, senior outside hitter Kelsey Robinson was named the Big Ten’s volleyball player of the week. Robinson recorded double-doubles in No. 11 Nebraska’s victories at No. 16 Wisconsin and No. 9 Minnesota. Junior setter Mary Pollmiller earned Big Ten Setter of the Week
honors for the second time in three weeks. Pollmiller had 50 assists in the Huskers’ win against Wisconsin and 61 in a five-set victory over Minnesota.
Shields wins inaugural basketball award
Sophomore forward Shavon Shields was named the Big Ten’s first player of the week of the men’s basketball season. The award was
Shields’ first Player of the Week honor, and he earned Freshman of the Week honors two times last season. Shields led the Huskers with 28 points in their 79-55 victory against Florida Gulf Coast on Friday, coming 1 point short of tying his career high. He added six rebounds and three assists. Compiled by Zach Tegler sports@ dailynebraskan.com
football Conference notes Tommy, the guy for Nebraska
After engineering a game-winning drive in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, Tommy Armstrong Jr. does not look like just a redshirt freshman anymore in the eyes of his peers. “He’s mature beyond his years,” offensive tackle Brent Qvale said. “No situation is too big for him.” Armstrong was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after leading Nebraska down the field and going 5-of-7 for 59 yards on the final possession. He finished the game 11-of-19 for 139 yards. “I don’t look at Tommy as a young quarterback anymore,” junior running back Ameer Abdullah said. “He’s been playing all season, he’s a leader on this team and he knows how to handle himself.” Armstrong is now 52-for-94 for 659 yards and 5 touchdowns this season. He also has 6 interceptions but sports a 5-0 record, tying him with Martinez for the best start for a freshman in Nebraska history. “Tommy Armstrong is not going to be intimidated,” Pelini said of the upcoming game against the Michigan State defense.
Abdullah ready for “fist fight”
The Big Ten’s leading rusher, Ameer Abdullah, said that he looks forward to playing Michigan State
Saturday was a day to remember for the Nebraska women’s rugby club. The players took the Vine Street Fields in the afternoon against Colorado College, from Colorado Springs, Colo. This game marked the first round of the national tournament, called the Round of 32. If the Huskers won this game, they would advance to the Sweet 16. Nebraska scored within the first 30 seconds of the game, and it was non-stop from there. Right after their first score, the Huskers dropped a pass, and it looked like the Tigers had possesion. But a Nebraska player gained possession and scored 4 points with a try. The Huskers scored again. And again. And again. They kept scoring until they won 57-0 and advanced to the next round of the national tournament. “We were so excited,” team captain Anne Johnson said. “We have been working incredibly hard this past fall to make it to where we are today. We had a really high mental level and a lot of confidence.” Having such high confidence carried the Huskers through their game. That confidence combined with love for the game benefited the women’s team, and there were not many dull moments from the moment the Huskers stepped onto the field. Being a free-flowing game, rugby constantly switches between offense and defense, but during this game, the Huskers had possession of the oblong ball for most of it. “We had a lot of respect for our opponents; they’ve worked hard, too,” Johnson said. “I was very impressed by my teammates. Their
philosophy and their sportsmanship when the other team wasn’t being quite so respectful was very inspiring to me as a leader out there on the field.” The club team showed sportsmanship, teamwork and an overall thrill to be out on the field. They were persistent and not willing to give up any points. “It’s a team sport and a team effort,” alumni advisor Angela Wickard said. “Some stand-outs right now are our forwards captain Mina Holmes, who is out prop. We have Margaret Gilseth in our backline, and our fullback, Bianca Bradley. [They] are both really good. The whole team really plays well.” In Saturday’s game, the team came together more than in prior games. They high-fived one another and jumped up to congratulate their teammates with shoulder bumps after coming off the field. The Huskers knew how important this game was and what a win would mean. The players depended on each other throughout their fall season to get to the conference championship as well as the national tournament. “To get here, they had to have a winning record within league play, and last week they played in the conference league championship, the Mid-America Conference, and they won,” Wickard said. “It’s huge that they made it to nationals and everyone is really excited.” The Huskers can take this enthusiasm this weekend to Wayne, where they will compete in the Sweet 16. If Nebraska wins on Saturday, it will advance to the Elite 8. Doing so will only further the overall success of the UNL women’s club rugby team, but also reward all of the hard work and dedication the team has put into the program. “This is a really big opportunity,” Johnson said. “This is the first time UNL women’s rugby has ever made it this far in a national competition. We are extremely proud and extremely excited.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
Football: from 10
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Junior running back Ameer Abdullah leads the Big Ten in rushing and is fifth in the nation with 1,213 yards. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said Abdullah should be an All-American this season. and its stout defense, which ranks third in the country in points against with 11.6. “We have to beat them to move on to what we want to do,” said Abdullah, who went on to say the game Saturday will be a “fist fight” as usual. Abdullah, who scored the gamewinning touchdown off a pitch from Armstrong, now has 1,213 yards and is first in yardage in the Big Ten,
ahead of Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon by 53 yards. Abdullah is also fifth in the country in rushing yards. Pelini even went onto say he thinks Abdullah should be an All-American. “The guy is a warrior,” Pelini said. “He’s a leader and he’s a winner. He wants the ball in his hands. He’s everything you want on the field. He’s everything you want off the field. He’s an All-American in my book.”
But to Abdullah, the accolades and statistics are just those, nothing more. “That’s great,” Abdullah said of Pelini’s comments. “That’s cool. I just try to win the next game. I’m not really about being an All-American.” Compiled by Chris Heady sports@ dailynebraskan.com
Volleyball Conference notes Kadie Rolfzen’s play
onship against Iowa. For Cook, the volleyball squad just wanted in on the action. Despite not earning her third “We just wanted to join the straight freshman of the week honparty,” Cook said. or, Kadie Rolfzen is still giving great The volleyball team added effort for the Nebraska volleyball to the dominant weekend by team. Husker athletics Rolfzen’s attackby taking down Probably ing game notched 39 two ranked kills in two matches, teams in Wiswhat’s and she recorded hitconsin and Minting clips of .341 per- impressed me nesota. cent and .351 percent. “ G r e a t the most is her But for Nebraska weekend for coach John Cook, defense.” Huskers,” Cook other aspects of her said. game stood out. Cook said john cook “Probably what’s athletes and volleyball coach impressed me the coaches feel a most is her defense,” part of the athCook said in a Monletic department day news conference. at Nebraska, because all the athRolfzen recorded 26 digs and letes and coaches get a chance to 5 block assists combined in two connect with the other Nebraska matches last weekend. players. “She can be a dominant block“It feels great to be a part of er,” Cook said. “Against Minnethe Nebraska athletic departsota, she was on (Adrianna) Nora ment,” Cook said. in Game 5, and Nora didn’t have a kill.” Rolfzen racked up two more Keeping players double-doubles last weekend, with kills and digs, giving her four con- fresh With the Huskers approachsecutive matches with a doubleing the conclusion of the regular double. Cook said she is just doing season, Cook said the most important coaching decisions are what’s asked of her. “I tell those guys all the time, about what will keep the playthey’ve got to be able to do every- ers ready to go for the matches. “You got to try and make thing,” Cook said. sure they go in rested, so you can’t spend all this time practicing all the time,” Cook said. Great Weekend for With the young team, it is Huskers also important to make sure the If athletes were wearing the players are still learning, Cook Nebraska “N” this weekend, said. they had a good showing no “It’s a real delicate balance matter what the sport. this time of year, trying to keep Husker rifle took home a win everybody fresh and improvover Memphis, the football team ing,” Cook said. downed Michigan, the bowling This is what Cook calls the squad took home second and “Art of Coaching.” The coach soccer won the Big Ten Champi- referenced a trip to China that
On Saturday, Nebraska held Michigan to -21 rushing yards and only 2.8 yards per play in the 17-13 win. Defensive end Randy Gregory said, the defense hasn’t made a ton of changes, but rather is better connected with the coaches’ game plan and has had a boost of confidence from their success. “When we put our mind to it, we can play how we want to play, and nobody can really move the ball on us,” Gregory said. “I think we showed that this game.” Midway through the third quarter, Michigan had a chance to drive for back-to-back scores, which ultimately would have earned the Wolverines a dominant lead, as Nebraska’s offense struggled to find momentum for much of the game. Lined up on Michigan’s 20yard line in a 10-10 tie, the Wolverines looked to pierce the Huskers through the air. After all, Michigan had -10 rushing yards through the first half. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner stepped back and looked downfield. He didn’t have much time to scope his options before Zaire Anderson stormed in for a sack. Gardner bounced back, though, finding wide receiver Devin Funchess open for a short pass. Funchess steamed up field for 23 yards to the Michigan 38-yard line.
Michigan’s Derrick Green then pushed forward for three yards. But the Huskers kept the pressure heavy on Gardner, as Gregory swooped in for a sack and pressed Gardner to throw for an incompletion on third down before Michigan was forced to punt away. “I could tell we were getting in his head,” Gregory said. “Every now and then he’d be on the ground longer than he should be. Even after the game, you could tell he was just kind of out of it.” The Husker defense finished Saturday’s game with 7 sacks and 15 tackles for a win against Michigan. “A lot of situations that could have changed that football game, and guys rose to the occasion,” Pelini said. Now, while Nebraska was all but counted out of the Big Ten Legend’s division after losing to Minnesota earlier in the season, the Huskers find themselves essentially playing for the Legends Division crown Saturday against Michigan State. The goal now, Pelini said, is to find a way to produce on offense, as Nebraska faces off against one of the most efficient defenses in the nation. Two months ago, Nebraska would have been more worried about the defense, not the offense. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
Women’s Basketball: from 10
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Nebraska junior guard Tear’a Laudermill goes up for a layup against Alabama on Monday night. Laudermill scored 6 points and contributed an assist and a steal along with a 3-pointer.
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Freshman outside hitter Kadie Rolfzen was not named Freshman of the Week, but she helped lead NU over the weekend. he took, where he saw people spinning 21 plates at a time. “That’s what it feels like,” Cook said. “You just got to keep everything spinning in the right direction and not let those
things wobble and come off.” Compiled by Eric Bertrand sports@ dailynebraskan.com
Then it was the Huskers’ offense that stalled at 39 points. The Crimson Tide managed to close the gap to 6 points. With 8:12 to go, Hooper drained her first shot from behind the arch and then followed it with an inside layup and one on the next possession, giving the Huskers an 18-point lead. The Huskers maintained at least a 13-point lead over Alabama the rest of the way as they went on to win the game. The Tide were led by Simmons, who finished with 14 points, 4 assists, 4 steals and 9 boards. Alabama
completed the game with a shooting percentage of 31.7 percent. Cady led the Huskers on offense with 19 points, and Theriot also contributed 17 points in the win. Hooper led the rebounding effort with a game-high 13 boards. Yori said this was a quality win, despite the way it looked. “Alabama, I believe, is going to win some games in the SEC,” Yori said. “Overall, I just thought, it wasn’t super pretty, but it’s a win over an SEC team.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Foot injury may end Martinez’s NU career Staff Report DN
Taylor Martinez’s career at Nebraska may be over because of a foot injury that could take until February or March to heal, according to an email sent from Martinez’s father, Casey Martinez, to the Associated Press on Monday night. Nebraska coach Bo
Pelini said the injury is a “tough thing to have happen” to Martinez in his senior year. “I know one thing: There’s no one that’s more frustrated for Taylor,” Pelini said during his Monday news conference. “It’s a foot
injury that we knew could linger, and it really hasn’t gotten much better. Obviously I can’t look into a crystal ball, but it’s been tough on the kid, and I don’t know if the chances are real good. It’s not a good injury to have.” The senior quarterback, who was a starter since his freshman season, started 43 games and had a record of 29-14. Martinez set a Nebraska school record in passing yards (7,258), became the first
Husker to gain more than 10,000 total yards (10,233) and would finish his career eighth on the program’s career rushing list (2,975). He was 25 rushing yards short of becoming the fifth quarterback in FBS history with 7,000 passing yards and 3,000 rushing yards. Martinez started his career 5-0, setting a record for the best start by a freshman quarterback in Nebraska history. His replacement this season, Tommy
Armstrong Jr., has matched that record. Entering the 2013 season, Martinez held more than 30 school records, but he went 2-4 in his last six starts. Casey Martinez said in his email that the injury to the ball of his son’s left foot occurred in the first game of the season. Taylor Martinez started against Southern Mississippi and UCLA before freshman Armstrong took the starting spot. Martinez started in
Nebraska’s loss at Minnesota and has not suited up or spoken to reporters since then. “This is a nightmare way to finish your college career,” Casey Martinez said in the email, “by getting this kind of injury in the first week of the season, which essentially has cost Taylor his whole senior season as well as many team and personal goals.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
up Hooper With senior forward struggling, Nebraska gets production from other starters Story by Eric Bertrand Photos by Amber Baesler Sophomore guard Rachel Theriot scored 17 points and had 3 rebounds while leading Nebraska with 5 assists and 2 steals in the Huskers’ 62-48 victory against Alabama on Monday night.
he No. 15 Nebraska women’s basketball team defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 62-48 on Monday at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The game began with the Huskers building an 8-3 lead on a layup by junior forward Emily Cady from a well-placed over-the-top pass from sophomore guard Rachel Theriot. Cady said Theriot’s passing game helps the offense get going. “We always know that we have to be ready for her passes no matter what,” Cady said. Coming out of a timeout with 11:56 to go in the first half, both teams started to turn the ball over. The two squads combined for 5 turnovers without a shot being attempted before Husker senior forward Jordan Hooper missed a pair of 3-point shots. Nebraska coach Connie Yori said she expects Cady and Theriot to pick up the offensive game when Hooper isn’t on top of her shooting game. “Those are the two that have to step forward,” Yori said. “Other kids are going to have to find ways to get us 4 and 6.” The Crimson Tide gained some momentum when junior guard Daisha Simmons picked off a Husker pass and
turned up court. She maneuvered around Hooper and sank a layup, making the score 19-22 Nebraska. The Huskers entered the bonus with 4:41 left in the half, and freshman Hannah Tvrdy only drained the first free throw, which made the score 23-19. The Tide claimed their first lead of the game with 3:29 remaining in the half on junior Briana Hutchen’s jumper to make the score 24-23. With just less than a minute left to play in the first half, Cady jumped a Alabama pass and charged up the court. She finished the fast break with a spin move around an Alabama player, giving the Huskers a 29-24 lead going into the half. The Tide were commanded by Simmons, who played all 20 minutes and led the squad in points (8), rebounds (4), assists (3) and steals (2). Hooper was kept in check by only recording 2 points, but she managed to grab 9 defensive boards in the half. Cady led the Huskers in points with 15, and cashed in on all six of her free throws. Alabama had a slow start to its second half, as it was 2-12 from the field in the first five minutes of the half. The Huskers managed 8 points during the span, making the score 37-28.
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Junior forward Emily Cady led the Huskers with 19 points on Monday night.
NU looks past victory, toward Western Illinois as the conference honored him with the season’s first Big Ten Player of the week award. Prior to the season, Shields was named team co-captain by his teammates, a title that was justified after his team-high performance, Nebraska coach Tim Miles said. “I thought Shavon’s voice has been really good for us throughout the summer,” he said. “He’s got the right voice. When you’re a coach, you hope there’s a coach on the floor. We get a lot of that out of Shavon. When all heck breaks loose, someone’s got to take over, and he’s one of those guys that can do it.” And it wasn’t just swishes from off foul shots and the field where the Shield’s near careerhigh points came from. The Eagles had 296 points come from dunks last season. They were given the moniker “Dunk City” for a reason. However, it was the guys in white from the Star City that won the battle 4-0 on file photo by Jake Crandall | dn the rim Friday. With less than eight minutes Sophomore forward Shavon Shields had 28 points to go with 6 left until the half, junior forward rebounds and 3 assists against Florida Gulf Coast. Shields was David Rivers dished his first assist named a co-captain of the team by his teammates. of the season to Shields for a slam over two Eagle defenders. Rivers would be on the receiving end of a opener against Florida Gulf Coast After big win in dunk two feeds later by freshman did not seem to faze guard Tai Webster 1st game, Huskers the team at all Friwiden their day, as Nebraska’s It was a fun to turn attention to margin to 12. 79-55 win marked And if the night, but Leathernecks the highest-scoring Huskers want to effort in a season it’s got to happen keep the momenNedu Izu opener since 2005. tum rolling and S o p h o m o r e again on Tuesday DN finish victorious guard Shavon night.” again on Tuesday, Shields led his team For the second straight game, the they’ll have to tim miles Nebraska men’s basketball team in its debut at Pinconvey the same men’s basketball coach (1-0) will be without expected nacle Bank Arena energy, Miles starting guards Ray Gallegos and with a game-high said. Deverell Biggs when it hosts West- 28 points, while also “(Friday) was a fun night, but going 12-for-12 at the free throw ern Illinois (0-1) on Tuesday night. line. The 6-foot-7-inch Husker was But the absence of Gallegos and Biggs in the Huskers’ home rewarded for his efforts Monday Men’s Bball: see page 8
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Junior linebacker Zaire Anderson tackles Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner. Anderson ended the game with 6 tackles, including 2 sacks for 15 yards, to help lead the Nebraska defense.
Husker defense steps up game in support of struggling offense Kyle Cummings DN All of the sudden, Nebraska’s young defense doesn’t look so immature. Instead of missing tackles and getting torched on the run, the Husker defense now looks poised and in control. Good thing, too, because it’s happening just as Nebraska’s onceexplosive offense is suffering a string of injuries, including offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles’ injury on Saturday against Michigan. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said Sirles will be out for a few weeks with a sprained MCL.
I could tell we were getting in (Devin Gardner’s) head. Every now and then he’d be on the ground longer than he should be.”
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“We’re a little bit undermanned,” Pelini said. “We’re shorthanded and we’re beat up, but the character on that football team showed.” In Sirles’ place, Zach Sterup came to the plate and took his turn. “Sterup came in and made a statement,” quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. said. “He was ready,
and coach called his number.” Though junior running back Ameer Abdullah has continued to run through defenses, the Huskers have relied on their defenders to get the job done. And they have during the past few weeks.
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