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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Speech and Debate team has won three consecutive Big Ten titles and will attend its next tournament in early November.
Speech team shows passion, dedication sarah cohen dn The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Speech and Debate team is gearing up to participate in the L.E. Norton Invitational tournament on Nov. 2-3 at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. This comes after sweeping the competition at the Big Ten Conference Challenge Tournament on Oct. 12-13 to win its third consecutive Big Ten title. The team of two coaches and eight UNL students earned 293 points and eight individual Big Ten titles at the tournament, hosted by Northwestern University. While the Big Ten tournament isn’t the biggest competition UNL will participate in, it’s a favorite among the team, said Aaron Duncan, director of the speech and debate team. “These students get absolutely no financial or external benefits from doing these competitions,” Duncan said. “It’s the internal rewards and enjoying what they do and finding a voice by thinking about the issues that are important to them.” Josh Planos, a senior advertising and public relations major, participates in interpretation and public address events and earned conference titles in program of oral interpretation and informative speaking at the Big Ten Conference. Planos participated in forensics his entire high school career and has been on the UNL Speech and Debate team since his freshman year of
college. He said the busiest time of speech season happens at the end of the summer as students write, compile and pick out interpretive pieces, but he says every member on the team practices at least 10 hours per week. “Speech and debate at collegiate level is a huge time commitment,” Planos said. “This win did feel different because as an upperclassman senior, you really take a leadership role on the team.” Dawn Braithwaite is the chairperson of communication studies at the university. At some universities, the forensics team isn’t very connected with the communication studies, but it’s very important at UNL that the speech and debate team is integrated into the department, she said. “A lot of the faculty in communication studies, myself included, participated in forensics at various levels and it really changed our lives,” Braithwaite said. “Everyone in this department is so proud and eager to help out the students on the speech and debate team.” Duncan said forensics is a huge time commitment for team members. “It’s not like anyone is getting paid or reimbursed for being on this team.” Duncan said. “We are entirely dependent on students willingness to engage for the love of the activity, and they really do have that love.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s student-run theater, Theatrix, opens today with “No Exit,” a dramatic play based on the mental anguish of three people trapped in a room for eternity.
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InterAct Mobile software adds fast communication, research capabilities to 6 UNLPD cruisers
niversity of NebraskaLincoln police officers now have access to crimes and statistics in real-time — all from the comfort of their cruisers. The department recently installed an informational and officer-to-officer contact software program, InterAct Mobile, on all six of its computer-capable cruisers. Officer Koan Nissen said the system is helping UNLPD officers keep up with and collaborate with other police forces in the area. The system connects UNLPD with Lincoln Police, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and 16 surrounding law enforcement agencies. “We are now capable of seeing — in real time — what everyone else is seeing,” Nissen said. The trial process for the software began in July and ran through the first week of October, with only three UNLPD officers being trained to use the system during that time. Nissen said after some of the bugs were worked out of the program, command staff approved it. Nissen said about 50 percent of the officers who use the cars are trained to use the program, and more will be trained in the near future. Nissen said UNLPD has been using in-car technology for more than 10 years, but this software helps to compile the necessary information into one program. “It’s one-stop shopping,” Nissen said. The software program offers three main components. The first is a communication portion, which officers can use to be in contact with each other in real time. The program also has a crime statistics database capability, which officers can use to check anything
With new software in the UNLPD cruisers, Officer E. Fischer is able to access more information than what was previously possible without having to call in and request for intel. The new software also includes a messaging feature that allows direct communication with the Lincoln Police Department. from a license plate to seeing if an individual has an arrest warrant. And the system is also connected with UNL’s dispatch center for emergency calls, as well as to the Lincoln Police Department’s dispatch center. The software’s advantages are numerous, said Nissen, who added it’s a beneficial resource aside from dispatchers to share information when time is a factor. “When seconds count, we’ll take as much help as we can get,” Nissen said. There hasn’t been a problem connecting with other officers in the past, Nissen said, as all officers in UNLPD and LPD use the same radio program. However, officers now have the information displayed on a screen in front of them. Nissen gave the example if there was a traffic stop a block
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Reddit co-founder encourages students to pursue ideas Alexis Ohanian spoke at the Kauffman Center to students and faculty about his new book Gabrielle lazaro dn In the early stages of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian said he had no clue what he was doing. “I’m telling you as the dude with a microphone, I’m in a perpetual state of not knowing what I’m doing,” the 30-year-old reddit co-founder said to a full room in Kauffman Center on Wednesday night. Ohanian co-founded Red-
dit, the popular social news and entertainment website, in 2005, and he helped found the websites Hipmunk and Breadpig. He spoke to University of Nebraska-Lincoln students about the importance of the Internet. First off, he said, it’s more than a fad. “It’s a big deal,” Ohanian said. “It’s eating the world. It’s a delivery mechanism.” Ohanian explained the story of how Reddit began – after deciding he didn’t want to be a lawyer, he and friend Steve Huffman came up with My Mobile Menu (MMM!), an app where you could place your order at a restaurant and pick it up without having to wait in line. Although the idea was unsuccessful, seed accelerator Y Combinator agreed to give them money for a start-up business if they would “trash” the idea and come up with a new one.
I’m telling you as the dude with a microphone, I’m in a perpetual state of not knowing what I’m doing.” Alexis OHanian reddit co-founder
That’s where Reddit was born. Ohanian told the audience how to take criticism in a positive light. “There are going to be haters,” he said. “Love thy haters. Eat them up for breakfast with some eggs, chicken sausage, whatever you prefer.” Ohanian went on to say that taking over the world can happen anywhere and being located in Silicon Valley isn’t a necessity. He also stressed how valuable
the skill of writing code is. “Those who can write code have the most valuable skill of this century, and those who don’t will be working for them — writing code is really that valuable,” he said. “The real talk is we can’t hire enough people who can write code and we can’t find enough people who can write code.” Hudl co-founder John Wirtz was the second speaker of the
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Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian speaks to a group of students and faculty in the Kauffman Center on Wednesday. Ohanian was promoting his new book “Without Their Permission,” which talks about using the Internet for good.
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Reddit: from 1 Try to sell something. That was something I never did in college. Figure out some way to put yourself out there and see if you can get someone to pay you money for something you’ve done.” John wirtz hudl co-founder
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night. Hudl is a website used to help coaches and athletes by breaking down game footage and helping athletes who can’t afford to hire recruitment services get recruited. He, too, encouraged the audience to learn how to code, along with a few other things. “Try to sell something,” he said. “That was something I never did in college. Figure out some way to put yourself out there and see if you can get someone to pay you money for something you’ve done.” Ohanian encouraged the audience to pursue dreams and not fear
discomfort. No matter how selfassured people look, Ohanian said, they probably don’t know what they’re doing. “Every one of us has amazing ideas, things we are working on, things we’re proud of — what makes a difference is doing something that makes you a little uncomfortable,” Ohanian said. “Ideas are worthless. Execution is everything.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
correction An article in the Oct. 14 Daily Nebraskan with the headline “Morrill Hall event recognizes Native American culture, heritage” misstated the societal affiliation of Mark Awakuni-Swetland, a University of NebraskaLincoln associate professor of anthropology and ethnic studies. Awakuni-Swetland is a member of the Omaha Hethuska Society. If you spot a factual error in the Daily Nebraskan, please report it by calling (402) 472-2588. An editor will place the correction that will run in the print edition, also using bold type.
ASUN looks at partial election survey results Senators saw early results, heard from various committee chairmen REECE RISTAU DN
University of Nebraska-Lincoln students want a shorter student government election season, according to partial results from an Association of Students of the University of Nebraska survey. Updates about the survey, which started Oct. 20 and will continue through Sunday, came from ASUN President Eric Reznicek at the senate meeting on Wednesday. With 130 student responses of the 270 needed, results show students want elections to last approximately 7.7 weeks and for there to be three debates. Currently, the season lasts 10 weeks with three debates. The survey is available to all University of Nebraska-Lincoln students and can be found at bit.ly/19uVheb. Reznicek, a senior finance and marketing major, said the standard deviation in the survey is small and the correlation between values is substantial, meaning that the results will likely be accurate and valuable. ASUN plans to act on the results of the survey. In other news, Big Red
Roadshow has been canceled for this academic year, said Maggie Schneider, the chairwoman of the Freshman Campus Leadership Associates and a junior finance and management major. She said the Office of Admissions told FCLA, which helps organize the event, via email that the event won’t happen this year. Schneider said she doesn’t know why it was canceled. The event is designed to share UNL’s intellectual and student life possibilities with prospective students and the Omaha community, according to the Office of Admissions website. Sen. Tanner Nelson, speaker of the senate and a sophomore agribusiness major, said he has been working with the Sheldon Art Museum to make improvements on East and City campuses. He said his proposals to update art work on East Campus were approved. Nelson met with Sheldon Director Jorge Daniel Veneciano to address sculptures on East Campus. With Veneciano’s approval, plaques will be added to the sculptures on East Campus to inform students and visitors about the details of the sculpture. The College of Agriculture will pay for the plaques. There is also talk of updating art on City Campus, but Nelson said it isn’t in the works yet. Additionally, a new government bill passed unanimously at the meeting regarding the Nebraska Sustainability Roundtable. The Environmental
Sustainability Committee will host the roundtable from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 19. “It’s a time where students and faculty can engage in open discussion about sustainability,” said Sen. Reed Brodersen, chairman of the Environmental Sustainability Committee and a junior environmental studies major. Themes of the event include food and water, energy, waste management and campus sustainability. The bill provides ASUN support to the annual event and encourages students to attend. Sen. Grant Garrison, the chairman of the Academic Committee and a junior biological sciences and psychology major, said he made progress with attempting to keep Love Library open until 1 a.m. Garrison met with Nancy Busch, the dean of libraries, and said the meeting went well. “Her feedback seemed positive and she’s going to get back to me about how it will affect them financially,” he said. Sen. Frank Stroup, the chairman of the Student Services Committee and a senior music education major, said the committee is seeing significant results with Recognized Student Organizations adopting the updated clauses to the non-discrimination bylaws within ASUN. NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM
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Art department to host photo conference WHITNEY CARLSON DN
Art students and professors are preparing for the 2013 Midwest Society for Photographic Education conference being held in Lincoln this week. The event, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Art and Art History, will take place Thursday through Saturday at Embassy Suites. Dana Fritz, a photography professor, is co-chairing the conference and several students volunteered to help. “It’s a great opportunity for students to learn what goes into a conference as well as the conference events,” Fritz said. “National conferences are fun to observe, but when the conference is at your own school, you get put to work.” Ben McCain and Brooke Choquette are volunteers. Both are art majors emphasizing in photography and are members of the UNL Fine Art Photo Club. “I’ve been to national conferences, but I haven’t been to a regional one,” McCain said. “It’s nice to have the regional conference so close to our school.” Choquette agreed. “It’s my first regional conference, too,” she said. “It’s really exciting to have it here in Lincoln.” McCain and Choquette contributed to an exhibit titled “Dormancy,” which focuses on frozen moments and the pause of growth.
It is currently showing at the MEDICI Gallery in Richards Hall, and a closing reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Members of the UNL Fine Art Photo Club arranged the exhibition’s overlap so it could be part of the conference. The conference will focus on the different approaches photographers use. UNL students have presentations and portfolio critiques, and workshops will also be happening on campus. Lectures, professional portfolio reviews and several photography exhibitions will also be presented. Registrants will receive “An American Century of Photography: From Dry Plate to Digital,” a book by Keith F. Davis, senior curator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo. Christian Patterson will be presenting the keynote address at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Embassy Suites. The Guggenheim fellow will discuss his “Redheaded Peckerwood” project. He spent time in Nebraska doing research and photographing and was given the Les Rencontres d’Arles 2012 Author Book Award for it. Other guests at the conference are featured speaker John Pfahl of Buffalo, N.Y., who will have an exhibit displayed at the Sheldon Museum of Art, and the honored educator Jeff Curto, who is a professor and coordinator for the photography
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UNLPD’s new software creates safer campus The University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus just got a little safer thanks to the installation of a software program in the UNL Police Department’s cruisers. The Daily Nebraskan Editorial Board feels that the technology is a major improvement for UNLPD and carries overwhelmingly positive results. The software, which allows officers to have access to crime statistics at the tips of their fingers, not only makes UNLPD a more efficient entity, but also lends it even more legitimacy as an authority among the student body. The Lincoln Police Department, which has used the program for 14 years, is often a more imposing authority on the UNL campus than the campus’ own police force. UNLPD’s access to the software will put the two law enforcement bodies on a more even plane. Most people in Lincoln and on the UNL campus already feel safe in their environments, and the software — called InterAct — will only make them feel safer. A safer campus means more than peace of mind for UNL students. Also, InterAct could lead to lower crime rates on campus, which in turn could mean higher enrollment from a more trusting pool of potential students and their families. And if UNL wants to achieve its Master Plan goal of 30,000 students by 2017, we’ll need campus security more than ever. Lincoln already has one of the lowest officer-to-citizen ratios in the country. But the use of technology that gives officers information more quickly, like InterAct, is comparable to adding more officers to the force. It makes the officers already working more efficient. For all of the benefits of UNLPD’s use of the new software, InterAct will cost the police department only $800 a year for maintenance. That’s a low price to pay for a safer campus.
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’ve heard it from my dad and guy friends before I even knew what a tampon looked like. “Why are you so mad at me? Are you on your period?” or “Go take a Midol,” or (and this is my personal favorite) “Calm down, PMS Avenger.” Using menstruation to dismiss women and their feelings as irrational is nothing new. However, a new decision by the medical community to consider premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) – the more extreme form of PMS – as a mental disorder shows how deeply ingrained this stereotype is in our culture. In light of this change, we need to challenge the way we talk about female emotions and menstruation. For a woman to have PMDD, she must experience marked mood changes that interfere with her daily life between ovulation and the first day of her period. According to a study in Psychological Medicine, only about 1.3 percent of menstruating women meet these requirements. Though it has been listed in the appendix before, this is the first time PMDD has been included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) as a bona fide mental disorder. But the issue isn’t as cut-and-dry as it appears. The debate over whether or not PMDD is a true disorder has been raging for nearly a decade. For starters, the science justifying it as a disease is shaky. We have very little understanding of the biological effects of hormones on women’s emotions. All of the symptoms of PMDD – depressed mood, lack of interest in usual activities, fatigue and sleeping too much or too little – are also the symptoms of clinical depression. The only difference is the symptoms’ ebb and flow in accordance with women’s menstrual cycles. Other genderneutral forms of hormone change, such as thyroid problems, also exacerbate the symptoms of clinical depression, and yet those complications are not considered their own mental disorders. PMDD is considered a unique disorder and a complication of depression because it plays into our preconceived sexist notions about women’s emotional instability. Saying that PMDD is a mental disorder invokes sexist norms and hurts the women suffering from these conditions. Surely, these women are experiencing real pain – this argument is against a medical definition, not the existence of people’s hurt. But allowing psychiatrists to diag-
nose PMDD keeps them from finding what could be the real, non-hormonal cause of their patients’ suffering. Once they can settle on an easy diagnosis, they have no reason to search for a root cause. Women could be experiencing stress, perhaps from family problems or societal injustices that exasperate their monthly hormonal changes. Some research even indicates that many of the women seeking treatment for PMDD are victims of abuse. We should be searching for the real sources of these women’s pain and not finding a catchall reason to simply medicate them. And, of course, somebody is profiting off of all that medication. Pharmaceutical companies look at PMDD and see themselves diving, Scrooge McDuck style, into a giant pile of money. Symptoms of PMDD appear every month, and the medicine prescribed only treats them, not the root cause of the illness. To corporations, this is a dream come true – they can sell these women the same pills every single month for nearly their entire lives. And before you write this off as the fantasy of my overactive (and usually anti-capitalist) imagination, consider the pill Sarafem by Eli Lilly, a heavily advertised PMDD medication. In 2000, the patent for the popular antidepressant Prozac was about to expire. So its manufacturer Eli Lilly dyed it pink, had it approved by the FDA for treating PMDD (which, as we know, is not symptomatically any different from depression) and started marketing it as Sarafem. Instead of making 25 cents for the generic of the Prozac pill, companies were now able to charge women with PMDD $10 per pill for the chemically identical Sarafem. This incident reeks of the bad intentions and exploitative practices that pharmaceutical companies are now able to profit off of thanks to the labeling of PMDD as a medical condition. But perhaps PMDD is most problematic when viewed on the broader societal level. Medi-
cally associating female emotional distress with menstruation and mental illness feeds into the bigger social stereotype that women are unable to control their emotions. For example, 2010 advertisements for Sarafem featured women getting frustrated in everyday situations, like being unable to find their keys, and then suggested PMDD as the cause. This sends a very clear message that all female anger arises, not from legitimate outside causes, but from their reproductive organs. The stereotype of women as biologically, irrationally emotional has been used to discredit and disempower them for ages. In the second century, the Greek doctor Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, taught his students about the “wandering womb,” where a misplaced uterus caused women to go crazy. Nineteenth century doctors diagnosed thousands of stressed and emotional women with “hysteria” that could only be cured with special vibrating chairs. These sexist beliefs still linger in our modern culture. Whether it’s my dad writing off my anger because I “need to take a Midol” or men saying women can’t be president because once a month they’d go crazy and ruin the country, writing women off as overly emotional dismisses our opinions based on who says them and not their merits. Even the trope of the overly bitter, angry feminist has its roots in this concept. It’s much easier for defenders of the patriarchy to ignore us for being irrational than it is to fix the injustices we point out. Surely, we need to find a way to relieve the women who suffer from monthly depression. But calling PMDD a mental disorder will not ease their pain. It will only discourage doctors from finding the real cause of depression while also subjugating women to the exploitations of pharmaceutical companies. It will perpetuate the damaging stereotypes that allow women’s opinions to be deflected and dismissed. Instead, we must question everything – the relationship between cultural norms and medical practices, the motives of those calling us insane and the way people react to our opinions because of our gender. Kate Miller is a senior philosophy major. Reach her at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com and follow her on Twitter @TheKateriarch.
Fat tax hurts poor, freedom of choice
merica being identified as a fat nation is no longer breaking news. According to the statistics from Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and the heaviest Americans have become even heavier in the past decade. On the other hand, America no longer being the world’s fattest country has been in the news lately. With all that “We did it America!” chant, Mexico, not America, being the new heaviest nation on the planet has been news worthy enough to be covered and celebrated. In order to combat such a prevalent idea of America being fat, the nation has tried various ways to solve the problem. One of the attempts made to remove this stigma and fight against obesity is the creation of a “fat tax” – placing a tax or surcharge on fatty or unhealthy foods. According to a study conducted by the British Medical Journal, adding a high tax on unhealthy food and drinks may help slow the rising rates of obesity. Fat tax was first introduced by Denmark, one of the least obese countries on Earth, in October 2011. The objective of Danish government was to cut its citizens’ fat intake by increasing the price of fatty food. Foods containing more than 2.3 percent saturated fat were subject to the surcharge, including dairy produce, meat and processed foods. It’s no wonder how appealing the idea of fat tax was to America, a nation that suffers from obesity, and to the Obama administration, a leadership that favors taxing its people. Those who assent to fat tax argue it should be considered a form of “sin tax”: a tax on substances or activities considered sinful or harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco. In other words, they claim eating food that contains fat should be regarded as harmful as smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, and therefore should be deterred. Fat tax supporters employ the successful turn out of a tobacco tax hike. About 3
million fewer people smoked in 2011 than in 2009, despite a larger population, according to surveys by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. On these grounds, they believe that a similar effect would be produced in the case of fat tax. However, given that food is one of the essentials, whereas tobacco or alcohol is not, fat tax can’t be regarded in the same light as sin tax. Additionally, imposing a tax on food is directly attacking the working class people of America, who spend most of their dollars on daily necessities. For example, those who make $100 a day and spend $5 on food spend only 5 percent of their income on food, but those who make $25 a day and spend $5 on food spend 20 percent of their income on the same. The lower income class therefore has to sacrifice a greater portion of its income to procure what the higher income class gets, not to mention that it’s food in this case, one of the must-haves for life-support. Besides such a regressive characteristic of fat tax, there are more reasons why it’s very probable to be harsher on the poor once implemented. First, given the likelihood of the low income class being less educated, fat tax can malfunction and lay a tax burden intensively on those who are less knowledgeable about nutrition. In other words, those who are less aware or unaware of the nutrition facts of an item and the consequences of their purchase would be punished with the price burden. Second, healthy food is mostly expensive. The most
fattening food in America is the cheapest food in America because the majority of it is made from corn and soybeans, subsidized by our tax dollars. Thus, it’s nearly impossible for a single mother with two kids and three different jobs to purchase a bag of broccoli at a grocery store, bring it home and spend time cooking; while she could feed herself at McDonalds at the price of that broccoli much faster and easier. Above all things, fat tax infringes on our freedom of choice. It entails bigger government, manipulating us what to eat and what not to eat with a magic wand called “taxation.” Given that the need for food is one of the three basic necessities, adopting a fat tax is allowing the government to judge and control our basic needs as human beings. Moreover, considering that the lower-income people are more vulnerable to fat tax, them being attacked first and foremost does imply the following message: The basic need of the poor deserves to be threatened first and foremost more than that of the wealthy. Historically, there have been a lot of governmental taxation policies used to shape our behavior under the name of public health. However, fat tax, the attempt to sway our everyday decisions on our diet and to oppress one of our basic needs by over charging, is definitely overreaching. The abolition of fat tax in Demark in 2012, just after a year of adoption in 2011, does prove how inappropriate and defective it was. We can’t let the government tax us differently depending upon what type of milk we drink: whole, 2 percent or skim. If that were justifiable for the sake of public health, why wouldn’t the government impose tax on high heels, a potential cause of damage to knees, hips, back and tendons? We have to acknowledge that the magic wand can’t always be the solution for our problems, especially not for chronic ones such as obesity in America. Haeyoon Kim is a senior political science major. Reach her at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com
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Company Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film presents Jean-Paul Sartre’s ‘No Exit’ stories by Hannah Eads and Madeline Christensen
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The lighting in “No Exit” gets more complex as the play progresses.
Plot Hell is just other people. When three strangers find themselves locked in the same room for eternity, they soon realize their damnation won’t include medieval torture devices, fire or brimstone — but the torment of those you cannot escape. Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” opens tomorrow with The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film student-run theatre company, Theatrix, in the Temple building Lab Theatre. “No Exit,” first performed in 1944, is one of the first well-known plays of the absurdist theatre movement based on one of Sartre’s main teachings: our existence precedes our essence. “As cognizant creatures that possess free will, humans are capable of choosing their essence,” said director and senior theatre major Clare Carl. “For example, you’re a coward because you’ve chosen to be a coward; you’re outgoing because you’ve chosen to be outgo-
ing. In this way, a human is a being-for-itself. This state of being, however, is subject to change.” This is where Sartre’s philosophy comes into play. He believed that subjectivity was competitive — so if you’re sitting in a room alone, you are the subject, and all the stuff around you is the object. If there is another person in the room with you, then who gets to be the subject, and who has to be the object? “When you give up the fight and become the object, you become a being-for-others,” Carl said. “You exist as the other person sees you. They control you, and being controlled is torturous.” Throughout “No Exit,” the audience watches as three strangers are driven to madness by their own vices and a personal hell they can’t just ignore.
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Kayla Klammer plays the character of Inès. Inès is a lesbian secretary who is responsible for the murder of her cousin.
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Estelle is played by actress Michelle Ingle. Estelle is a high-class woman who married an older man for his money.
It all starts off with a director ’s concept, junior Travis Triplett said of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film’s play, “No Exit.” From there, as the lighting designer, Triplett plots everything out. He uses his base idea to discuss with the director how the play’s lighting will run. “Really, a lot of it is how I want to paint the stage using light,” Triplett said. “I spend a lot of my days staring off into space or working in our lighting shop just getting used to the equipment.”
other layer of clothing that he had to design. “Even the women had different undergarments,” Alsup said. “So they have to have girdles to make the dresses fit right. The dresses fit differently back then.” Alsup said that, in preparation for designing these costumes, he read the script three or four times. The first time is to understand the play, the second to understand the characters and the third time is to catch every time the play specifically mentions what the characters are wearing. “Something I missed that was brought to my attention was that they all have coats,” Alsup said.
the lighting that fit for everyone. “We had a long talk about sound and lighting and how we need to connect,” Triplett said. Triplett said that designing the lighting is a slow process, and even when we would come up with a “weird, flashy” effect, he would then have to figure out how to use it to the play’s advantage. “The play was a little rough for me at first,” Triplett said. “I don’t normally do weird things. But this is one of my more interesting productions.”
Senior theatre and performance major Grant Alsup describes “No Exit” as a period show, or a show reflecting a time period. “And what I do for my research is find first-hand resources,” Alsup said. “So I look at movies made from that time, but I won’t look at movies now that are set in that time.” He’s the costume designer for “No Exit.” Because it is set in the ‘40s, he had to look at the size of people in that era, which is, according to Alsup, “shorter and more average-sized.” More difficult for him was the scene in which the characters strip to their undergarments, adding an-
For “No Exit,” the difficulty was making sure that the lighting was subtle enough, while still capable of telling a story. He describes his lighting design as a spider web, getting more complex as the play progresses. “You’re gonna come in feeling all calm and happy, and by the end of it, you’re gonna realize that it was a lie,” Triplett said. “You’re no longer in a safe place.” The play was one where everyone working on it came in with a different idea, and from there, Triplett had to work on a theme for
“And at one point, they all take off their coats. So I had to add coats to my plan.” Aside from the time period of the play, Alsup also had to look at the character’s personalities and class. One of the characters he describes as a socialite with fancy, shiny clothes, and one of the other characters he describes as a secretary, low on money with plain clothing. “In ‘No Exit,’ all of their interactions have to do with who they are,” Alsup said. “The costumes are, aside from the actor in the costume, the only way to show the individuality of the character.”
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Senior theatre design and tech major Cassandra Tyrrell both designed and painted the scenery for this week’s play, “No Exit.” The hardest part, according to Tyrrell, was getting furniture that wasn’t too bulky and then making those pieces her own. “I reupholstered a few pieces, and I also applied foam pieces to the legs to make them different,” Tyrrell said. But before she began to work on the furniture, she began designing after drawing inspiration from the script. Because the designers had decided early on that the performance should be on an arena stage, a round stage with seating all around, Tyrrell had to make sure that this furniture
wouldn’t block any action or any views from the audience. But her favorite parts about designing the scenery are the handson experiences — painting her own scenery and reupholstering the furniture. “I also made a bust of a man, and that was a fun project,” Tyrrell said. “No Exit” is set in a World War ll era, and Tyrrell said that there is nothing more modern than that. “But I have left it ambiguous to when it actually takes place, scenically,” Tyrrell said. “In the hallway that the audience will pass though, there will be some photos of that era, and earlier, to give that hint.”
thursday, october 24, 2013
UNL debates British Carsten Strathausen begins team on surveillance Humanities on Edge series University of Missouri professor to speak on bio-capitalism, economic life Maranda Loughlin Ruth Jaros DN
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Freshman Ky Veney asks the teams a question on the topic of government surveillance. The debate was declared a tie between the UNL and British Debate Teams.
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This Thursday at the Sheldon Museum of Art, Humanities on the Edge is hosting Carsten Strathausen, an English and German professor at the University of Missouri-Colombia. Strathausen will be debating whether reducing economic life to the idea of Darwinian evolutionary theory comes at a great cost to the humanities. He will also examine how we as humans and citizens ultimately make our own decisions. Strathausen’s lecture is titled “Bio Capitalism and the Crisis of Economies” and is the first in five-part series presented by the 2013 Humanities on the Edge speaker series. In his lecture, Strathausen will argue that life itself — being alive, artificial life, keeping a life — has almost become a product. “The idea of ‘bio-capitalism’ is a new phase of capitalism where products are no longer made to serve human life, but that human life itself has become a product,” Strathausen said. Marco Abel, an English associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is one of the Humanities on the Edge organizers and has been planning
for the 2013 speaker series for be persuaded by any idea, it is to the past year. Abel and the rest challenge ideas and create their of the Humanities on the Edge own opinions. team asked Strathausen to be a The entirety of the series is speaker in the series because of called “Economies of Crisis, Crithe book he is working on titled ses of Economies,” and will al“Bio Aesthetics.” low different lecturers a chance “(Strathausen) in his book to discuss the terms and the conmakes the case on why the hu- notations of the word “crisis.” manities should be paid atten“For more than a decade now, tion to,” Abel said. “Funding we have been living here and goes away from the humanities, facing a lot of talk about crisis which has been pushed out over in terms of the financial decline, the last few years, and goes toimmigration, and governance,” wards the sciences and economAbel said. “But also think about ics.” how the very notion of crisis also Strathausen has always been gets used for different purposes.” interested in economic theory. He Abel points out the example said the concept of the “rational” of immigration. man excites him. This is a human “To call it a crisis immedinature idea built on 18th century ately sets immigration down this economic theory. Strathausen sort of negative path,” Abel said. will make multiple counter argu- “Crises are usually something to ments to this concept. be solved.” “We can see that humans Although the idea of “ecodon’t make rational decisions nomic crisis” is the umbrella and for good evotopic for the Hulutionary purposmanities on the Capitalistic es,” Strathausen Edge speaker sesaid. “We make ries, Strathausen’s production choices trained by lecture will focus motor habits and has changed and on bio-capitalism by mental habits. in relation to ecohas shifted its “We are pronomics. grammed to reach focus.” “I will be fast and quick zooming in on carsten decisions in orhow capitalisder to respond to tic production Strathausen changing environhas changed and speaker ments. The logic has shifted its fothere seems a little cus on bare life,” hokey,” he added. Strathausen said. “How bio-capThe Humanities on the Edge italism shows life as a product, started four years ago to create life as a goal, and life that needs “a moment of provocation,” Abel to be sustained.” said. This free event will take place The theme for each year has at the Sheldon Museum of Art been based on politics and art. this Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 While the goal of the series is p.m. arts@ not for students to sit there and
In 1927, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted the British National Debate team for the first time, and hundreds of students paid the 50 cent charge to watch the two teams verbally spar. Yesterday, UNL revived this cahner olson | DN tradition for the first time in more Graduate student Jessy Ohl, a member of the UNL debate team, than 80 years, as two UNL docgives his opening speech against the British Debate Team on toral students welcomed members Wednesday. The debate was on the topic of Government Surveilfrom the British National Debate lance. team to argue the issue of government surveillance. 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United States and abroad. girlfriend stalking you on social “If these government surveil“The fact is, this is not a simmedia,” Ohl said. “Let’s not forget ple choice,” Morris said. “In every that it wasn’t too long ago when lance methods are so unobtrusive, can I have your email address and country, privacy and security are this same government was putpassword?” Carter asked of Mor- two of the most important values. ting wire taps on Martin Luther ris, who claimed government sur- But tough decisions have to be King and John Lennon.” veillance would ignore of private made, and no right is inalienable.” Carter followed up by explainarts@ gossip and personal information. ing that his opponents preyed on dailynebraskan.com “I think this group is more vague fears of terrorism to distract from the threat of the government. likely to abuse my email account than the NSA,” Morris said in “They use this concept of lurkresponse. “The NSA doesn’t care ing terrorists as a boogeyman,” about the average things we’re Carter said. “The government is not a nebulous threat. 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Miley Cyrus breaks away from old image New album, ‘Bangerz’ combines R&B, pure pop to create sound different from Hannah Montana Vanessa Daves DN There’s no denying Miley Cyrus has changed a lot over the years from the girl who wanted to stir up “a big pot of friendship” on Disney’s “Hannah Montana” series to her new album, “Bangerz.” She’s leaving behind the walking rainbow that was Hannah Montana and trading it for a new image involving excessive twerking, an explosive tongue and lots of skin. Cyrus considers “Bangerz” her first record release, because it’s the first album she’s released since the end of “Hannah Montana.” In its debut week, there were more than 270,000 copies of “Bangerz” sold. The album has a lot of variety; there’s not one sound she’s created for herself. What Cyrus is trying to do is admirable. She’s attempting to break away from the image created for her as a child by her parents when she really didn’t know what she was getting into. That said, she’s going about it the wrong way. Her new album, although catchy, comes across as a cry for attention rather than a cry for appreciation of her musical merit. Tracks “Adore You” and “My Darlin” have an R&B sound that feature resonant vocals with heavy drum and bass lines. Then there are songs like “SMS (Bangerz)” featuring Britney Spears and “Love Money Party” featuring Big Sean where she raps about party scenes. And there are the pure pop songs such as “FU,” “Drive,” “Someone Else” and “We Can’t Stop.” They’re catchy and easy to remember and fun to dance to, but other than that they don’t really have any quality. Then there are the random songs, including “4x4,” where she raps to country-folk sounding instrumentals, and “#Getitright,” which has a sound reminiscent of
BANGERZ Miley Cyrus an early 2000s pop song or “Maybe You’re Right,” which features beautiful piano and background vocals. And we can’t forget about “Wrecking Ball,” a beautifully haunting song that was poorly represented by the music video. In “Bangerz,” you can tell her voice has developed since she first debuted as Hannah Montana more than seven years ago. She’s always had a broad range, but her voice is more pure and trained in this album. Unfortunately, her voice is almost always overshadowed by the heavy beats and instrumentals. The album seems to feature sounds similar to Carmen, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears and even some Taylor Swift, as far as crazy ex-girlfriends go. It’s no secret Cyrus’ relationship with Liam Hensworth ended on a bad note, and people tend to think she went off the deep end after it was over. All of the songs on “Bangerz” are either about partying or have the theme of a lost love, easily proving this hypothesis to be true. Overall, “Bangerz” has a unique sound and variety. Cyrus accomplished her ultimate goal in releasing this album; she’s no longer viewed as cute little Hannah Montana, Billy Ray Cyrus’ daughter. The album is worth listening to, because through it, she’s created her own, new, risqué image, however controversial that may be. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
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Acting University of Nebraska-Lincoln theatre students Kayla Klammer, Michelle Ingle and Thomas Boyle make up the small but commanding cast of “No Exit.” Klammer, who plays the blunt, manipulative and slightly sadistic Inès, said she’s had fun developing a character so far from her own personality. “I was really, really excited when I found out I had the part,” senior Klammer said. “I don’t get to play bitchy parts too often. It’s been fun to tap into the things I don’t get to play normally.” For Klammer, this is the smallest cast she has ever been a part of. “It’s been a great change in dynamic,” Klammer said. “We’ve been rehearsing for four hours everyday for the past five weeks, so it’s been fun to get to know everyone.” Ingle, a freshman, will be making her UNL theater debut on the Theatrix stage. “It’s been so fun, and the people here are fantastic,” Ingle said. She’ll be playing Estelle, the high-class society girl who finds herself in a place she never could have imagined. “She’s very vain,” Ingle said. “She needs a mirror to show her what she looks like all the time. And she’s very in to men — so since there is a man in the room, she fights des-
perately for his attention.” Throughout the course of the past five weeks, Ingle said she has learned a lot about different acting styles and learning to “be in the moment” on stage. “I think the audience will walk away with the sense that they never thought hell could be something that isn’t physical — that it can just be the little things in life that torture you,” Ingle said. Sophomore Boyle said he has enjoyed diving into a character that has so many layers. Boyle plays Garcin, a man who, to himself, thinks he is the “good guy,” when in reality he’s only a coward. “Throughout the play he’s getting people to help him know himself,” Boyle said. “And he has so many secrets.” Getting into Garcin’s character has been extremely challenging, Boyle said. “I’m not like him at all,” Boyle said. “I’m the kind of guy who wears his heart on his sleeve.” However, Boyle said you can always learn from any character. “The play is really about how we identify ourselves,” he said. “Whether it’s us or other people who are responsible for identifying ourselves.”
Director Clare Carl fell in love characters in ‘No Exit.’” Carl came into rehearsals with with “No Exit” and its gritty characters two years ago when she hap- no real blocking, or movement, pened upon a copy at A Novel Idea planned out or how they would encompass the absurd qualities of the bookstore. So, when she was given the op- play. “I could do that confidently beportunity to propose a show for cause I know this show backwards Theatrix last year, the first play that and forwards,” Carl said. “I also came to mind was the Sartre classic. “What helped motivate that de- wanted to include the whole cast cision is that the show has no scene in the creative process. So we spent a lot of time exploring possible opchanges, a small cast size, and no need for a huge amount for techni- tions, talking about what worked, what didn’t.” cal support, such The first two as sound design The weeks were spent or scenic design,” characters exploring initial Carl said. “From a movement until design standpoint, are passionate, the show was comthis show is perfect pletely blocked and for Theatrix to do vulnerable, dirty, the cast was memobecause it’s almost bloodthirsty.” rized. a blank slate from “After, we could which to create a clare carl explore from the concept.” ‘no exit’ director palate of options we Carl said she was had made for ourinterested in comselves in the blocking process.” paring the ideas of being-for-itself Carl said she hopes more than and being-for-others. “The audience will primarily be anything that the audience will be young college students,” she said. able to see a little of themselves in “Being a young college student the three strangers of “No Exit.” “The characters are passionate, myself, I know how easy it is to be vulnerable, dirty, bloodthirsty, lusty, influenced by peer pressure and make decisions based on what so- manipulative, tender, and ugly,” she said. “Just like the rest of us.” ciety expects of me. I’m challenged arts@ with caring too much about what dailynebraskan.com others think of me. In that way, I’m a being-for-others. Kind of like the
Movie explores sexist world of voice overs Vince Moran dn “In a World…” The overtly serious and exaggerated words we all know so well from the countless epic movie trailers is the subject of actress Lake Bell’s directorial debut. Bell not only directed, but also wrote and stars in the film where she plays Carol, the daughter of one of the most successful voiceover announcers in the business. She yearns to break into the industry as well, but has little luck doing so because of its sexist culture, and instead can only find work as a voice coach for people like Eva Longoria, who is trying to master a cockney accent but instead sounds like a “retarded pirate.” The impact of the sound of one’s voice is an interesting theme the film explores. It believes that one’s physical voice is an extension and way of representing one’s self. There are several effectively amusing jokes made at the expense of females who sound like dog’s squeaky toys and who use baby talk as their main source of communication. When talking about voices to aspire to sound like, there are few who top famous voice-over announcer Don LaFontaine’s, who made the “In a World…” phrase famous and died in 2008. His death left a hole in the business, and the saying was retired after it. However, in Bell’s film, a new “quadrilogy” bound for box of-
fice success is announced based off bestselling books about female Amazon warriors fighting to the death. It seems there is finally a series that is just as big as the “In a World” campaign itself, and because of this the producers of the film are talking about resurrecting it once again. After a surprising stroke of luck, Carol finds herself in the short running for the job along with her father (Fred Melamed) and her recent one-night stand — the cocky and over-privileged Gustav (Ken Marino), setting up a satisfyingly awkward competition. Bell’s direction and screenplay are fresh and funny, even if they lack the necessary depth to make it a great film. She captures the little-known community of voiceover actors with wit, hilarity and a bit of sarcasm, displaying a group of people who think of their job, a job thought of as unimportant and uninteresting when juxtaposed to the rest of the film industry, as the center of the world. They even believe the Golden Trailer Awards are as glamorous an event that ever existed. The style of comedy Bell is going for has obviously been inspired by recent quirky, awkward and goofy works such as Noah Baumbach’s “Frances Ha,” Lena Dunham’s “Girls” and Zooey Deschanel’s sitcom “New Girl,” as she uses similar dialog, punch lines, shooting locations and character traits.
The cast is impressive for so small a film featuring an especially rewarding performance by Fred Melamed who is particularly funny and well-cast as Bell’s uninterested and egocentric father. Bell is great as the protagonist, and Demetri Martin, Alexandra Holden and Michaela Watkins are effective in their various supporting roles as well. Recognizable comedians Nick Offerman from “Parks and Recreation” and Rob Corddry from “Hot Tub Time Machine” appear as well, but are more distracting than anything because of their high profiles. They should have either been given more substantial material to work with or been completely cut from the film altogether. Geena Davis also surprisingly shows up for an unexpected cameo at the end of the film and is wonderful during her small yet crucial screen time. It makes you wonder how and why she has disappeared from acting in the past few years, the answer for which is probably the completely obvious reality of her being an actress over the age of thirty in Hollywood. This unfortunate likelihood ties in with the ultimate message of the film, which is that female voices need to be heard more often in film. This can mean literally as displayed by Carol’s desire to do trailer voice overs and figuratively through having more female’s like Bell behind the camera. Even if “In a World…” is not exactly the most ground breaking film released this
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year, it is still essential because it is a rare opportunity to see a piece of work created by a female that somehow gets made within the sexist film industry. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
It’s time to break out horror movies vince moran
Holidays like Halloween and Christmas are the perfect opportunity to rewatch your favorite seasonal films. For instance, Halloween simply wouldn’t be the same without the classic horror films and thrillers on television every October. It also gives people a chance to dust off their DVDs featuring their personal favorite Halloween maniac, whether that’s Freddy Krueger, Hannibal Lecter, Dracula or one of the many others. While haunted houses, hayrack rides, pumpkin patches and costume parties are all part of getting in the Halloween spirit, classic films allow you to take a break from the festivities and celebrate in the comfort of your own home with your very best friends and a bowl of hot butter popcorn. Those looking to do something like this can turn to Netflix, which is currently offering some of most important Halloween classics from the ’30s and ’40s such as “Dracula,” “The Wolf Man,” “The Invisible Man,” “The Mummy” and “The Bride of Frankenstein.” This is a great way to see how these legendary creatures first came to the silver screen and to compare their initial representations with their atrocious modern imaginings in movies such as “Twilight.” The Grand also offers some of the some vital cult classics on the big screen, having already shown Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 interpretation of Stephen King’s “The Shining,” John Carpenter’s original “The Thing” and Sam Raimi’s “Army of Darkness.” It is currently playing “Friday the 13th” and next week will feature what may be the most exciting addition to the lineup, Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby,” where Mia Farrow’s character is unknowingly impregnated with the seed of Satan. The Grand will finish off the month up with the original “Halloween” and “Plan 9 From Outer Space.” This is a perfect opportunity to experience these great films in the atmosphere in which they were meant to be witnessed. There are so many different categories within the “scary movie” genre, including the old Hollywood monster films, or the slasher films of
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the ’70s and ’80s. There are the directors such as Tim Burton and Alfred Hitchcock, whose dark visions seem meant for October, and a marathon of the “Harry Potter” films would even fit the season. Then there are the spoofs like Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” Edgar Wright’s “Shaun of the Dead,” the Woody Harrelson vehicle “Zombieland” and the “Scary Movie” series, offering a lighter take on the genre. For silent film lovers, German expressionist films from the ’20s such as F.W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu,” the first vampire film ever made, and Robert Wiene’s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” exemplify the beginnings of the genre. Everyone has their own selection of films within this genre they like to revisit. I have a variety I try to get to throughout the 31 days of the month. This includes both the aforementioned titles “The Shining” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” which are directed by two of the titans in the history of cinema. They both create original and unique additions to the horror genre, which may be even better categorized as psychological thrillers while not being any less disturbing than the goriest of films. Another is Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” Although it was made more than 50 years ago with a modest budget and without much support from Hollywood, it’s still one of the most horrifying films ever made. Anthony Perkins’ Norman Bates remains one of the most chilling, damaged and intriguing villains of all time. With all this talk of “classics,” the lack of worthwhile horror films in recent years becomes noticeable, especially because most of them are disappointing remakes. But Darren Aronofsky’s recent demented ballerina film “Black Swan” is one original work that sticks out from the rest of the crowd. Natalie Portman, Barbara Hershey, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis all put forth amazing performances, and the selective use of special effects paired with the dance scenes and the music by Tchaikovsky create an utterly staggering viewing experience. Another category not given enough attention during Halloween is foreign films. While most Americans prefer to stick with American films to satisfy a craving for terror, a larger selection of truly great films can be found beyond the borders of the country.
courtesy photo For example, two of the most esteemed and influential directors in the world, Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer, have contributed petrifying works with Bergman’s “The Hour of the Wolf,” whose ending in a haunted house is one of the most frightening, confusing and startling of all time. Dreyer’s “Vampyr,” my personal choice for the greatest vampire film ever made. The one embarrassing guilty pleasure I watch every Halloween is the 2004 bomb “Van Helsing,” the corny, horrible and unintentionally hilarious Hugh Jackman monster mash-up of Dracula, The Wolf Man, Igor, Dr. Jekel and Mr. Heyde, and Frankenstein. As you could expect, the movie is cluttered with way too
much going on and takes itself far too seriously. Though this is a long list of films that could be deemed “Halloweeney,” it is only a selection of the innumerable films that could be categorized as such whether they are spoofs, gore fests, psychological thrillers, slashers, monster movies or something unnamed. No matter your preference in film, there is sure to be something that will match your taste. Whether it is something you have seen a thousand times or something new seen on TV, rented at the library or streamed on Netflix, the month of October provides the perfect excuse to see some great films. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
Gimme five crimes worth going to jail for Jail is a scary-ass place, no doubt. Did you know they make wine in the toilets there? Wine isn’t even good when made outside of toilets. Also, there are gang members and stuff, and admit it, your heart is too soft to be in a gang. However, there are some crimes so juicy, so potentially rewarding, that it’s worth the risk. Here they are:
Ruining the Mona Lisa. Can you imagine being the guy who ruined the most famous painting ever? I’m not talking about drawing a mustache and eyebrow rings on it, either, I’m talking about irreparable damage. Using a box cutter to cut her face out of the painting, then her eyes out of that and then the pupils out of the eyes. Do it. Do it now.
Trespass at Disneyworld ... at night. Everyone knows Disney characters come to life at night. You can hide behind a bush and watch your favorite characters hang out and smoke cigarettes or whatever. Think of the stories you could tell! Even if you do go to jail, no one is going to mess with a dude who claims he saw Goofy walking around in the flesh. Steal someone’s tongue and give it to a cat. When the person gets mad at you but can’t speak, you can ask if a cat’s got his tongue! Ha! No chance he or she can stay mad at you with comedy that rich. Maybe keep the cat on a leash, though, so it can’t run off with the tongue you gave them. Also maybe don’t actually do this.
Find some dinosaur skeletons and reanimate them. Not even sure if this is illegal or not, but it’d be pretty bitchin’ to see a bunch of dinosaur skeletons trotting around, pulling pranks and doing dinosaur things. If you go to jail, a brontosaurus could come and break you out. Someone please do this. Drive your car to class. More specifically, into the actual classroom. Mow down anyone who gets in the way as you blast Top 40 radio. You make your own rules and roads in life. Roll down your window and listen to your teacher lecture about trigonometry. Let all the hot girls/guys see what kind of car you drive. Let everyone know
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Husker freshman takes on larger role Receiver Jordan Westerkamp getting time as punt returner, increased time on Nebraska offense Nedu Izu DN On Sept. 21 in a game against South Dakota State, a Husker other than Jamal Turner trudged past midfield in Memorial Stadium to return a punt kicked by the opposing team. Jordan Westerkamp’s ability to hold onto the ball is the reason why he’s been chosen to fill in the special teams’ role for Nebraska’s last three games, according to Ross Els. “(He) has the best hands and is doing the best job in practice as far as catching the football,” said Els, the special teams coordinator. Since taking over the duties of Nebraska’s return specialist, the redshirt freshman has recorded 21 yards on six punt return attempts. In the Oct. 12 game against Purdue, Westerkamp racked up 12 yards on four returns. His average of 3 yards per return was nothing glamorous by any stretch. But he did build up quite the resume at his regular position with his performance against the Boilermakers, according to receivers coach Rich Fisher. In his primary role as a wide
receiver, Westerkamp finished Nebraska’s 44-7 win against Purdue with a season-best three receptions for 53 yards. The career day was no surprise to his wide receivers coach. “(Catching the ball) is so important to him,” Fisher said. “That’s what we thought when we recruited him.” Entering Nebraska’s first road contest of the season, the redshirt freshman had compiled 30 receiving yards in five games. He topped that total in the first quarter alone against Purdue, with 32 yards, and he tacked on 21 more in the second quarter to lead all receivers in the game at the half. He finished the game just behind senior Quincy Enunwa in receiving yards (72), and he had 24 yards more than Kenny Bell’s 29 yards. Fisher said the depth the 6-foot Husker provides at wide receiver and as a punt returner has proven valuable to this young Nebraska team. “There’s certain things you value in life,” Fisher said. “Jordan Westerkamp values catching the football.” Entering this year, Westerkamp was not predicted to finish a game with more receiving yards than Bell, who finished first among all Husker receivers with 863 yards a year ago. Westerkamp arguably came into the season fourth on the depth chart behind Bell, Enunwa and Turner. Through six games, Enunwa leads the team with 354 receiving yards, while Westerkamp’s latest performance helped tie him for fourth with Turner with 83 receiving yards on the year. The biggest difference Fisher said he’s noticed in the 20-year old’s play is his increased knowledge on offense. Westerkamp finished his last season in high school two years ago with electric numbers – 1,659 receiving yards and 29 touchdowns – and was named Illinois’ 2012 Player of the Year. But his talent didn’t automatically leak into the college level, Fisher said. “He just didn’t know the offense,” Fisher said. “Most kids when they come out of high school – Jordan was heavily recruited – hear it all the time: ‘Hey come to our place, you’re going to play right away.’ You can’t promise a kid something that you have no idea how they’re going to learn or how hard they’re going to work.”Regardless of how many
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Redshirt freshman Jordan Westerkamp (1) has played in all six Nebraska games this year and has 83 receiving yards.
There’s certain things you value in life. Jordan Westerkamp values catching the football.” Rich fisher receivers coach
minutes or what role Westerkamp is called to play the rest of 2013 season, the future for him looks bright, according to Fisher. Westerkamp has three more years of collegiate eligibility after this season, and Fisher said he feels the redshirt freshman has a chance
to become one of the best wide receivers in Nebraska history. “He’s a savvy football player, smart guy,” Fisher said. “He’s going to come up with some big plays for us.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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not racing for a few weeks, Peer was really excited to be racing again. He said her enthusiasm could help her At the Augustana Twilight, the first place as one of the top runners in the meet. He said he even thought Peer meet of the Nebraska cross councould stay close to junior co-captain try team’s season, freshman Anna Sarah Larson, one of Nebraska’s top Peer placed 41st overall and fifth on runners, for most of the the team with a time of race. When she emerged 18:01.94. After battling as the top runner for the health issues for the past team, Harris was imfew weeks and sitting pressed, he said. out two races, Peer raced “I was really pleased last weekend at the Tim with her race,” HarYoung Invitational, placris said. “She ended up ing third overall and putting together a really first for the team with a good race, and I think it’s time of 18:12.58. going to continue.” When Peer was Peer is happy with having trouble running her performance and earlier in the season, improvement this past peer she went to the doctor weekend, but she’s mostand found out she had ly just happy to be runan iron deficiency. She spent several weeks focusing on re- ning again. “It feels good to finally be back building her hemoglobin levels by improving her diet. She was ready running and helping the team out in to race this past weekend, and go- a positive way,” Peer said. Peer started running cross couning into it she felt worlds better, she try as a freshman in high school as a said. “I spent so much time rebuilding way to train for soccer season. She and getting better, and it’s amazing left the high school level with a 4-kihow much better I feel,” Peer said. “I lometer personal record of 14:20 and as one of Iowa’s top eight track runfeel a huge difference; I feel so much ners in the 1,500 and 3,000 meters. stronger.” When she was making her colGoing into last weekend’s meet, coach Dave Harris noted that after lege decision, she said she knew she wanted to be a doctor. Her major is
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biology, and that’s still her goal. It came down to two schools: Nebraska and Columbia. “It was probably the toughest decision I’ve ever made, because I was deciding between here and an Ivy League school,” Peer said. “I eventually just decided that my education is what I make of it.” On top of that, Nebraska felt like home from the beginning. She said she loved the facilities, the girls on her team and the coaches. She felt like it clicked right away. As she continues with the season, she hopes to do well in two weeks at the Big Ten Championships meet – which she considers their biggest meet of the year. “Big Ten will be my first 6k, so I’m hoping to run a really good 6k time and kind of set myself up for big things in the future this season,” Peer said. Peer has big plans for the future, she said. She wants to stay on top of the team and keep up her time. And as she looks to the track season, she wants to stay in shape and keep working hard. “As a runner at (Nebraska), looking at track especially, I want to be able to make the Big Ten team and be able to score points for the team and help out with a win,” Peer said. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
The Nebraska defense is in the process of gearing up for Minnesota’s high-powered offense this week. The Gophers defeated Northwestern 20-17 last Saturday, gaining the attention of defensive coordinator John Papuchis and the rest of the Husker defense. “They’re a much better team now than they were four, five, six weeks ago, that’s for sure,” defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski said after practice Wednesday. “They have two good quarterbacks, three great running backs and they use their tight ends so they’re going to get up there and they’re going to try to out-physical you.” One of the main points that Papuchis is trying to stop of Minnesota is its two-quarterback attack, which consists of sophomore Phillip Nelson and redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner. They have led Minnesota to scoring more than 40 points four times this season. “They both are physical runners — the whole team is a physical group, the way I look at it, they are going to pound the football and try to impose their will on us,” Papuchis said. “It is going to come down to who is tougher.”
With the extra few days from the bye week, though, Papuchis feels confident in his defense going into Saturday. “We are a little bit further ahead, obviously, than we usually are on a Wednesday, but it was good. We had a competitive period with our offense again doing two-minute (drill),” Papuchis said, “I thought the energy was good, the temp was good, and I think the guys are excited to play again.”
Pressure from the front four defensive linemen will be important for Nebraska on Saturday, Papuchis said. Nebraska leads the Big Ten in sacks, even with five sacks being negated to penalties. Kaczenski expects Minnesota to grind the game out, which puts a lot of pressure on the defensive line. “They’re a big, veteran offensive line and that’s their M.O. That’s what they want to be. They went to line up and shove it down your throat,” Kaczenski said. “They’re great at what they do.” So far this season, the defensive line has been a big part in Nebraska’s defensive success, mostly because of its ability to get to the
quarterback. Because of the Nebraska pass rush, the defense has been able to intercept passes and recover fumbles, leading them to a plus-4 turnover margin, something Papuchis is proud of. According to him, the plus-4 margin is better than it was last year because of the better pass rush this season. “I’ve been pleased with the way we’ve gotten pressure on quarterbacks and a lot of that has been in the four man-rush,” Papuchis said. “I want to see us get as many takeaways as we can.” Kaczenski has been pleased with the work so far as well. “I think our guys are putting the time in. They’re doing well with what is required,” Kaczenski said. But Kaczenski is hoping Saturday, the line can show up yet again, even without him out there coaching them up. “I told our guys, you know, I’m not going to be out there on the field Saturday breaking the huddle with you, telling you to keep your elbows tight, keep your eyes on the target. You’ve got to have that discipline every single play.” Compiled by Chris Heady
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Big ten teleconference Brady Hoke, Michigan:
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State:
again. It’s not going to be just someday where, ‘Bam, I’m going full go, I’m back again.’ He’s going to work himself back into that situation after communicating with his doctors and doing the things he needs to do.”
Tim Beckman, Illinois: On last five games: “It’s going to be a physical stretch for us as a team. I think our preparation from a mental standpoint because of three of the games being on the road – how we prepare, how we focus – is going to be an important part.” On lack of Big Ten teams in BCS Standings: “I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t really paid attention to that. People are going to have an opinion and they’re going to do things the way they want to however that is all arranged, but we just have to keep moving up in this conference.”
Gary Andersen, Wisconsin:
On response to his team’s struggle against Purdue: “If you read the paper the day of Saturday’s game and you read about how awful you’re supposed to be, I think you have a choice: You can get yourself ready to play or you can cut and run. They decided to play, and you need to compliment them in that aspect.” On Illinois: “I think they create a lot of problems for you offensively. I think (quarterback Nathan) Scheelhaase is playing well and is a guy who can do a variety of things back there and get out of trouble… I think they present a great challenge for us coming into Champaign this week.”
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern:
On improving the defense: “[We need to] get our blocks and make tackles in open space, swarm, to the football and create more turnovers.” On preparing for Michigan State: “Game-plan-wise, we’ll continue to do what we’ve been doing and just match a little bit more the run game up with our pass game so we can be a little bit more successful in the run game.”
Darrell Hazell, Purdue:
Kirk Ferentz, Iowa:
On upcoming BYU game: “BYU is playing at a very high level right now and have gotten a whole bunch better as they’ve gone through the year this year. There one way to look at it: ‘That’s a great team coming in.’ And there’s another way to look at it: ‘Holy cow, that’s a great team coming in.’” On senior class: “They fight to play football because they love the game and they love the University of Wisconsin. There’s been many surgeries, there’s many stories, there’s many sixth-year kids on this team. I look back and I say those kids didn’t have to stay here and play. They stayed because they love this university.”
Bo Pelini, Nebraska:
On making the second half of the season successful: “Keep getting better. Prepare the way you need to prepare and keep developing. We’re nowhere near where we need to be, and that’s good and bad. As long as our guys stay hungry and we keep preparing the way we’re capable of and we focus on us with the details we’re trying to get accomplished, that’s how you get better as the season goes on.” On redshirting freshmen: “It’s always an advantage to be able to redshirt some guys because, as good as football players are, very rarely, especially up front, are they ready to come in and do everything you’d like them to be able to do as a true freshman. Sometimes you don’t have that luxury. It’s hard to make that jump from high school to college football, not only physically but mentally.”
On criticism facing Greg Davis and all coordinators: “I hadn’t heard about that criticism, but it’s the nature of being a coordinator. It’s an interesting phenomenon, at least for me. Maybe I live a sheltered life. It seems like in the last decade, the offensive coordinators are garnering more attention than they ever have before, especially in a negative light. They’ve really become lightning rods.” On defensive back Desmond King: “It’s been a good story and not one we necessarily saw coming. Jordan Lomax was our corner throughout the spring and camp then had some leg muscle issues and had to come out early. Desmond was the next man in, and he did a good job from the day he walked in and got started here in August.”
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we had even at the beginning of the season to now.” On playing true freshmen: “You either not necessarily change, but adapt your offense and defense to make it more user-friendly for a young player to play. We’ve certainly done that with, for example, Dontre Wilson. He’s playing a position that’s relatively new to our offense, and we’ve adapted that just for him. I see more and more teams do that.”
to practice every day, and I think I’ve said this quite a bit, with no offense to the bowl system: I think if you’re not in a BCS bowl or not playing for a national championship – for example Ohio State, playing in front of 100,000 fans in the Horseshoe – I don’t know too many bowl games that are better than that, other than the national championship game.”
Kevin Wilson, Indiana:
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On changes made in preparation for Northwestern: “I think mainly was the secondary. We spent a lot of the time on the passing game those three off days just because our zone drops had gotten sloppy, and man-wise we weren’t making very many plays on the ball. We emphasized the third-down part for those three days…By the way the kids played that carried over and was a big emphasis for us to win the game.” On coach Jerry Kill’s role until he returns: “He’s going to work himself back into it until he’s full-go
On effect of NCAA sanctions in the past two seasons: “I think the successful part of it is due to the players. We have a resilient bunch of guys here that really just care about each other and don’t worry about what anybody outside says. They just care about practicing hard, lifting weights hard, going to class, doing what they’re supposed to do and they play hard on Saturdays. I would give a lot of credit to our players.” On keeping motivated without the chances of postseason play: “I talk to our guys about playing 12 one-game seasons, but our guys are pretty motivated. They come
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Her sister, Amber Rolfzen, put the nail in the coffin with the set’s last kill to head into game two with a 2-0 advantage. After being on the losing end of its home match last Saturday against the Boilermakers, Nebraska knew it would have to use what they learned in practice this week to secure its seventh conference win, Robinson said. “I think we made a lot of adjustments going into the third game,” the senior said. “That’s when we picked up our defense the most.” After allowing Iowa to hit .300 points higher in game two, the
the passing game: “I think the passing game in the country is picking up, the receiver play is picking up. The player who used to always play tailback are now sometimes playing receiver. With the coaches in this league and the passing game, there’s some glory in receivers for sure.” On making too many adjustments to the defense: “As a coach, sometimes less is more. That doesn’t mean you have to play one defense all the time. You have to make adjustments, but you’ve got to make sure you don’t just start changing to change and try something different. You’ve got to figure out the things you’re doing well, situate that, then the things you’re not doing well, figure out why.”
Husker defense came alive in the third set, combining for six blocks to hold the Hawkeyes to a -.077 offensive performance. “We held them to the lowest any Big Ten team’s held them to this year,” Cook said. “We’re pleased about that, and that was our goal tonight.” But it wasn’t the defense alone that stole the show in game three. “I think the way we played game three is how we can play volleyball,” Cook said. After jumping out to an 17-4 lead, Robinson punched in her first service ace on the night to extend
Nebraska’s lead to 15. And the outside hitter wasn’t done. The senior finished the set with three service aces. With the team heading to Columbus, Ohio, to face No. 24 Ohio State Friday, Robinson said improving her serving was a goal in boosting her and the team’s confidence in conference play. “It was fun because I feel like I’ve been struggling with my serve,” Robinson said. “It was fun to get a run and go after it. We’re excited to play Ohio State and get a good road win.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Junior Natalie Morris competes in the backstroke during the Scarlet vs. Cream intrasquad meet.
Husker swimmer becomes butterfly leader of team Sophomore middle blocker Cecilia Hall led the Huskers with an attack percentage of .583 and had seven kills in the match.
Back with a sweep No. 13 Nebraska rebounds from loss to Purdue with 3-set victory against Iowa story by Nedu Izu photos by Andrew Barry
enior Kelsey Robinson and freshman Kadie Rolfzen finished Wednesday’s match against Iowa with two service errors each and combined for six of Nebraska’s 10 total attack errors. But the contributions they left with their successful kills overshadowed any type of offensive flaw. The two outside hitters combined for 22 kills Wednesday night to help No. 13 Nebraska sweep the Hawkeyes (10-11, 1-8 Big Ten) 3-0. The 25-19, 25-21, 25-8 win improved Nebraska’s season record to 14-4 and Big Ten record to 7-2. After dropping its second conference loss to No. 25 Purdue on Saturday, coach John Cook said he was pleased with the way his team bounced back Wednesday night. “Any win in the Big Ten is a great win,” he said after the match. “We started off well, then got on a low there. We made some nice adjustments after game two. … We started playing Husker volleyball in game three,
Freshman outside hitter Amber Rolfzen had eight kills and a dig against Iowa on Wednesday night.
the Huskers the early momentum. Nebraska which was good to see.” Entering the match, the Hawkeyes were would go on a 12-7 run before forcing Iowa to use its first timeout of the set. However, the on a high from winning their first Big Ten match Saturday against Indiana. They trotted brief pause in action didn’t faze the Huskers, as they won three more points before the onto the court seeking to capture two conferHawkeyes called their second ence wins in a row for the timeout. first time since October 2012. We started Sophomore middle blockHowever, the home team er Cecilia Hall would strike had different plans in mind. playing back with two kills to extend In a first set in which the Nebraska’s lead to 17-9. But Huskers made four attack Husker volleyball the Hawkeyes slowed down errors, the Huskers made in game three.” their counterparts by answerlight of Iowa’s seven team ing with a pair of kills and an miscues to win 25-19. Robace serve by Rachael Bedell inson and freshman Amber john cook to force Nebraska to use its Rolfzen led the Huskers volleyball coach first timeout of the set. The with five kills and three kills, senior outside hitter tacked on respectively. three more kills to narrow the After hitting just .070 in the first set, Iowa bounced back in the second Huskers lead to 21-17. However, the late surge would be too game, striking with a .323 percentage. little too late. Kadie Rolfzen hit three consecuJunior setter Mary Pollmiller began game two with her second kill on the night to give tive kills to extend the Huskers lead to five.
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the most success. At the 2013 Big Ten Championships, she finished in Sophomore Natalie 13th place with a personal best time of 2:00.74 in the 200-yard butterfly. Morris embraces “I’m the type of swimmer who team mentality, love likes to swim because it’s so fun and because I like to improve,” said of sport entering last Morris who also had a career-best time of 55.26 in the 100-yard buttertwo years at NU fly against Iowa State in 2012. “It’s hard for me to think of my career highlights. I think that any time my Natasha Rausch team has accomplished something DN together, that’s what I remember. I don’t really remember my own After two black eyes, Natalie Mor- races. We were so close to getting ris decided sports involving a ball of our goal of 201 points, in all of our any type — especially tee ball and hearts, I think we did accomplish softball — just weren’t for her. it.” “I wasn’t really good at sports In last season’s Big Ten Chamthat used a ball,” Morris said. “I pionships, the Huskers scored 195 tried them, but I realized I was kind points, falling six points short of of afraid of contact sports. So I de- their goal. cided to stick with swimming.” In such an individual sport, Morris began swimming at age Morris seems to focus mainly on the 7 because of her love for the water. team aspect, especially considering A few years later, her parents made that’s most of the reason she decidsure she was ready for the sport. ed to come to Nebraska. “When I was 9 or 10, my parents “I love the team,” Morris said. sat me down and said, ‘If you really “Everyone gets along so well. We want to swim you not only push each have to make this other in swimming, I’m the type but also in our acacommitment that you’re going to do Plus, it’s not of swimmer demics. it, and you have to every day you get go to practice every who likes to swim to be coached by an day,’” Morris said. Olympic gold medbecause it’s so “All I could say was, alist.” ‘OK.” fun.” Already in the Now as a junior season, Morris reNatalie Morris swimmer at Necorded Nebraska’s junior swimmer braska, Morris has top returning time 26 top-five finishes in the 200-yard inand two Big Ten dividual medley. In Championship appearances under the first intercollegiate meet against her belt. According to coach Pablo Iowa State, she won both the 100Morales, Morris’ training prior to yard and 200-yard butterflies with Nebraska with the Kansas City Blaztimes of 57.35 and 2:06.21, respecers allowed her to come in at a “very tively. high level.” With two years left in her “Since high school, she has imswimming career at Nebraska, proved and embraced the program Morris is looking to help her team and the training, and you’ve seen do even better than last year in the it in her swims,” said Morales who meets to come. earned a gold medal in the 100-me“I expect for my team just to ter butterfly at the 1992 Olympics. keep moving up, especially at con“As good as she was coming in, she ference,” Morris said. “We have a has continued to develop and ma- lot of really hard meets this year, ture at all levels – from a training so I expect us to just go out there level to a mental level. She’s setting and take care of it and have fun herself up for a great year, and we’re while doing it. Even if I fall on my excited to see what she can do.” face, I still want to have fun doing Like her coach, Morris says her it.” strength lies in the butterfly stroke sports@ because that’s where she has had dailynebraskan.com
Nebraska goalkeeper breaks school saves record Josh Kelly DN Senior goalkeeper Emma Stevens and the rest of the Nebraska soccer team went on the road last weekend to play Wisconsin and Minnesota. Although Stevens didn’t think about it, she was able to break the school record for saves made in a career. “It means a lot obviously, but it really wasn’t something I thought about until the last couple weeks when people were saying I was close to it,” Stevens said. “It wasn’t something I was aiming to do because I don’t want to have to make a lot more saves. A lot of saves means a lot more shots and more chances for them to score, so it was nice to do what I was supposed to do.” Heading into the weekend of Big Ten play, Stevens was sitting at 233 all-time saves, just six behind former Husker goalkeeper Erin Miller, who set the mark in 2002. In Nebraska’s game against Wisconsin on Friday, Stevens was able to tie Miller for the all-time mark after Nebraska defeated the Badgers 2-1 in double overtime. Then at Minnesota on Sunday afternoon, Stevens needed only one save to claim the record as her own. After a quick shot from the Gophers
a lot, but she’s very tenacious and in the third minute, Stevens had the eager to learn. She’s always tryrecord. Even though Stevens wasn’t ing to get better. I think that’s carthinking about it, the rest of the ried her through these last couple team was aware of the milestone. years. This year she has put all the For the players who were on the past years together and she is refield the entire time she was a ally excelling.” Stevens will continue to add to starter, such as senior forward Jordan Jackson, the accomplishment the mark she has made at Nebraska and will be out on the field in the rewas even more special to witness. “We were so proud of her and maining three games of the regular season. After that, as soon as we saw Huskers will it go up we were I don’t want the play in the Big Ten so happy for her,” tournament in hopes Jackson said. “It to have to of getting a spot in was so well demake a lot more the NCAA tournaserved. She redment. shirted her fresh- saves.” While this seaman year, then son is the team’s worked her butt most successful year off these past four emma stevens with Stevens as the years. I think that senior goalkeeper goalkeeper, she is shows what a great striving to separate impact she has for herself from the othour defense and for ers. our team to keep us in those 1-0 “I just wanted to be a starter for games, 2-1 games. She comes up four years, and I’ve been a starter big for us.” Jackson and Stevens have been for three years,” Stevens said. “It’s one of those things where I wanted teammates for their entire careers at Nebraska, and the forward still to be in here and be the goalkeeper admires the goalkeeper ’s work for the team. Since I have that, then I ethic and the mindset she has had want to be the best the team has ever had.” from the start. sports@ “She was the same as she is dailynebraskan.com now,” Jackson said. “She’s grown
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Nebraska senior goalkeeper Emma Stevens needed one save against Minnesota on Sunday to break the school record for career saves. She made six saves and has a record 245 career saves.