friday, october 25, 2013 volume 113, issue 042
Chinese Table helps language students
CBA class will give $10,000 to local nonprofit
New challenge up north
Nebraska senior receiver Quincy Enunwa fends off a Purdue player on Oct. 12. The Huskers will travel to Minnesota this weekend to take on the Golden Gophers.
mash photos by Spencer Myrlie
Christian Erickson, a sophomore international business major, waits in a coffin to scare children during the Fright at the Museum event.
Megan Merrill, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln senior advertising major, dances during the Graveyard Bash on Thursday night.
Students enjoyed free popcorn during the Graveyard Bash that took place Thursday night in the Union Ballroom. There was also free Raising Cane’s, face painting, a photo booth and a DJ.
UNL pledges to raise $425,000 kelli rollin dn Even a small gift can make a big impact. The University of NebraskaLincoln will again participate in the local Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services through Nov. 1. The theme of the campaign, which started Tuesday, is “Big Impact — Go Big, Give Big” and the campaign’s goal is to raise $425,000 for the Lincoln community. The campaign gives UNL employees the chance to donate to their favorite charities by pledging to give a certain amount from each paycheck. Employees can make pledges online or by turning in a pledge card. The pledge drive benefits the Community Health Charities of Nebraska, Community Services Fund and United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County. The three federations include 110 local agencies that the pledges help. Pledges can be made to a specific agency or to the three general funds.
Kiersten Hill, executive director of the Community Services Fund of Nebraska, said UNL is the fund’s largest donor. “For the Community Services Fund, it is really a significant part of what we do,” Hill said. She said the campaign is “a critical part of all of their budgets,” and that it plays an important part in keeping the agencies going and making them stronger by meeting financial needs. “It’s really a great way for people to support the causes that they care about,” she said. Because UNL employees have the option to have a pledge come out of each paycheck, the campaign offers a good way to spread the giving throughout the year, Hill said. She said that the donations aren’t necessarily large and could be $5 a paycheck. Last year, the Community Services Fund of Nebraska received $500,000 with many small donations. Hill said everything adds up in the end. Shawn Eichorst, UNL director of athletics, is the 2014 UNL
Combined Campaign Chair and wrote in an email that he is honored to serve in the position. “I’m humbled to have this opportunity to raise awareness and funds for so many worthy causes in the greater Nebraska Communities,” Eichorst wrote. Chancellor Harvey Perlman wrote in an email that Eichorst is a good fit for the role because he is a visible member in the community. Perlman wrote that Eichorst has “a true passion for contributing to the betterment of his community, whether it is the athletic department, the university at large or the Lincoln community.” Eichorst wrote that the goal of raising $425,000 is a real possibility and every contribution in the campaign is significant. The Community Services Fund of Nebraska represents 48 “quality of life organizations” that try to better the community, such as Habitat for Humanity, the Nature Conservancy and the
campaign: see page 2
BY THE NUMBERS: THE COMBINED CAMPAIGN The Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services runs through
UNL employees can donate to three general funds benefiting
local charitable agencies Lincoln’s fundraising goal is
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Students volunteered Thursday night at Morrill Hall for the Fright at the Museum event. Kids went around the museum getting candy and getting spooked.
New law masters program invites international students gabrielle lazaro dn The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law has introduced a new program that will teach students from other countries about laws and the legal system in the United States. The master of laws, or LL.M., program was developed to benefit students, continue the college’s mission of providing an enhanced education in international law and globalized legal practice, and expand program offerings, executive director of graduate programming for the College of Law Elsbeth Magilton said in an email. Although this is a new program for UNL, most schools in the Big Ten already have similar ones. College of Law faculty and administration developed and ap-
proved the program, which was the “brain child” of college Dean Susan Poser, said Molly Brummond, the college’s spokeswoman. The one-year program will begin in the fall of 2014. To be applicable for the program, students must already have a law degree they earned outside the U.S. After completing their introductory courses, students can choose to focus on general U.S. law or study a certain practice area. Along with introductory courses, students will take courses about the U.S. legal system, Constitutional principles and legal writing. “Students in the LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies program will sit side-by-side with J.D. students who are completing their law de-
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friday, october 25, 2013
On campus what: Food on the Go by African Student Association 2013 when: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. where: Nebraska Union food court
what: Celtic Thunder MYTHOLOGY when: 7:30 p.m. where: Lied Center for Performing Arts
more information: For tickets, call (402) 472-4747.
what: Guys & Dolls Drag Show when: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. where: Nebraska Union, Centennial Room
IN LINCOLN what: Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” Laser Show when: 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. where: University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History, Mueller Planetarium more information: $8 for non-members of all ages, $7 for Museum Friends with ID card
campaign: from 1 Lincoln Children’s Museum, Hill said. The Community Services Fund disperses designated donations to each agency and encourages people to donate to the causes. “They’re all making Lincoln and Nebraska a better place to live,” Hill said. Also among the 48 agencies is the Nebraska Trails Foundation, which Hill said relies heavily on the donations from the UNL Combined Campaign. She said the agency could replace large amounts of trails with the donated funds. She said everything the Nebraska Trails Foundation does is completed with volunteers and an unpaid staff. The foundation receives about $15,000 a year, so the UNL Combined Campaign is crucial in fueling it. Perlman wrote that the UNL staff are members of the Lincoln community and owe something to it. “We also benefit from living in a vibrant and healthful community and it makes sense that we would support the important missions of the organizations supported by the Combined Campaign,” Perlman wrote. For more information on the UNL Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services, visit go.unl.edu/gyx. news@ dailynebraskan.com
Business students work with nonprofits for class mara klecker dn At the University of NebraskaLincoln, 48 students are learning the business of giving to the community. The Leading People and Projects class, a 400-level management course in UNL’s College of Business Administration, earned a $10,000 grant from the Learning by Giving Foundation. Students enrolled in the course are now tasked with identifying local nonprofits that could benefit from the money. Local nonprofits interested can contact the class at firstname.lastname@example.org, and applications are due Nov. 1. The winning nonprofit – or nonprofits – will be chosen by Nov. 20, with a check presented at a ceremony in late December or early January. The class has not yet received any grant proposals from nonprofits but expects to have many to choose from before the Nov. 1 deadline. The members can choose one to five nonprofits as beneficiaries of the grant. Colleen Jones, the course instructor and assistant professor of practice in the Department of Management, has managed a similar project before. In 2011, the Susan Buffett Foundation – which the Learning by Giving Foundation branched off from – gave Jones’ business management course the money after starting a similar program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The class donated the $10,000 to local child advocacy groups. When the business college changed its curriculum, the management course was dropped and the funding disappeared. In fall 2012, Jones campaigned for a reinstatement of the grant, leading with the point that few business colleges have these educational programs – community projects are often found only in political science and nonprofit organization educational departments. With a little convincing,
I believe this project is important because it is not only educational, but it also allows us to make an actual difference. Colleen Jones
assistant professor of practice, department of management
the foundation promised to grant the Leading People and Projects class $10,000 for the next three fall semesters. “We should be really good at it by 2015,” Jones said, laughing. “It” involves a lot of steps: meticulous attention to detail, organization and teamwork, which are skills every business and management major should have, Jones said. “I think this project will especially help students who may want to work for nonprofits, are in a family business or whose family have a foundation,” Jones said. “For them, this is a nice way to preview the kinds of things they might have not been previously privy to.” Vince Pelini, a senior business administration and history major, enrolled in the class not knowing what to expect. He thought the course might incorporate some sort of project, but he only knew for sure that it was a graduation requirement. Though he’s not sure what he will do after graduation, Pelini said taking the class and working on the committee that wrote the project’s mission statement and press release has made him rethink what he can do as a business major. “This project and class have definitely broadened my scope of what I believe graduates can do with a business degree,” Pelini said. “I could really see myself in a nonprofit role in the future and a number of my classmates have expressed the same sentiments.” For Pelini, the course was unlike any business course he’d taken.
“This class is truly a breath of fresh air,” he said. Pelini said the class has redefined success beyond profits and beyond landing a job at a Fortune 500 corporation. “I believe this project is important because it is not only educational, but it also allows us to make an actual difference,” Pelini said. “The whole class is really engaged and excited about this prospect, something I have not encountered much in CBA.” Community involvement is nothing new to Jones. In the 17 years she’s taught at the university, she estimated she’s incorporated community projects into her classes for at least 15 years. She’s also served on numerous nonprofit boards herself. She said community outreach teaches students in a way that other methods can’t. “A class project needs to give students an opportunity to use what they are learning,” Jones said. “While research is good and analyzing data is good, the opportunity to plan something, to put it together, to be creative and offer it up and evaluate it in real time teachers students real skills.” Jones doesn’t plan on changing her style of teaching any time soon. “Community involvement is kind of my hallmark,” she said. “People know that if you take Dr. Jones’ class, you’re gonna be doing something in the community. Whatever that something is, it’s going to keep you busy and show you ways to apply what you learn.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
cops briefs student cited for driving on grass
University of Nebraska-Lincoln police were called to a parking lot at 515 N. 19th St. after they were advised by a Community Service Officer that a white truck was driving on the grass on the east side of the tennis courts. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw tread marks on the grass. The driver of the truck, James Wortmann, a UNL freshman business administration major, said he had accidentally driven onto the grass. Officers believed that Wortmann was driving in a reckless manner. He was cited and released for criminal mischief. The approximate damage to the grass was $150.
3 thefts reported at nebraska hall
A late report of multiple thefts from a cash register at Nebraska Hall was called into UNLPD during the morning of Oct. 14. A small amount of cash was stolen from the register on three different days, according to police. The first theft took place sometime between Sept. 27 and Sept. 30, the second between Oct. 10 and Oct. 11, and the third between Oct. 11 and Oct. 14. Police wouldn’t say whether there’s a suspect or if one person is responsible for all three instances. The case is being investigated.
police issue 3 trespass policy letters
Three non-students were issued UNL Trespass Policy Letters after they were in a UNL academic building after hours late Sunday night. UNLPD was called to the College of Business Administration on a call of possible trespassing. The three individuals were near the computers on the east side of the building. Police asked them if they were students and they said they were not. One of the individuals, nonstudent Christopher Bunde, 19, was sent to jail because of his active warrant from Lincoln Police. The other two individuals were not charged.
Bobcat loader catches fire
A Bobcat skid-steer loader owned by UNL Landscape Services caught fire Monday afternoon near the area of 16th and Vine streets. The fire was a result of a large amount of mulch that was compressed inside of the engine. An employee of UNL Landscape Services had extinguished the fire before Lincoln Fire Department arrived on the scene. There were no injuries. The extent and cost of the damage to the Bobcat is unknown.
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Professor travels world to deal with drought
with the State of Nebraska and was instrumental to the plan created to prepare for future droughts. The plan was revised in 2000. “When the drought was particularly severe in 2012, a lot of the work that was done through the drought-affected states was done with the Drought Mitigation Center,” Wilhite said. Michael Hayes, the current director of the National Drought Mitigation Center, has worked closely with Wilhite since the center was
formed 18 years ago. Hayes is the second center director, after Wilhite. Hayes submitted Wilhite’s fellowship nomination to a committee within the American Meteorological Society. “I see him as very deserving of this award,” Hayes said. “It was an honor to nominate him.” Wilhite’s fellowship will be formally pronounced at the society’s 94th Annual Review in February. Along with being named a fel-
low, Wilhite has been to Switzerland three times this year, leading committees and presenting keynote addresses for international meetings on drought. The High Level Meeting on National Drought Policy was in March, and more than 80 countries represented the conference. “The purpose of the conference was to promote the idea of nations developing national drought policies, which were aimed more at trying to reduce the vulnerability
of nations to drought by essentially addressing some of the risks that are associated with droughts,” Wilhite said. At the conference, the Integrated Drought Management Program was launched by the Global Water Partnership and the U.N. World Meteorological Organization. Wilhite was asked to lead both the international advisory and organization committees. He traveled back to Geneva in June and October for meetings to continue with the program’s progress. “Chairing these two committees is something that will be ongoing, and they will be meeting on an annual or semi-annual basis to guide this program,” Wilhite said. “We were working on the development of a work plan for this new program.” Wilhite also wrote instructional guidelines for nations to develop national drought policies. A draft of the guidelines was reviewed during October’s meeting. “Those are supposed to be finished in December and published in January,” Wilhite said. “And then they’ll be distributed to all nations of the world.” Hayes said he is following in Wilhite’s footsteps. “Don is a great mentor and teacher,” Hayes said. “Any progress that we’ve made dealing with drought in the U.S. over the past couple of decades can be attributed to Don and his research and the work that he’s done. The country is lucky to have Don be so dedicated to the issue of drought.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
forts to provide a comprehensive legal education in international law and globalized legal practice. For example, the International Perspectives course was added to the first-year curriculum, making UNL one of the only law colleges in the U.S. that offers this particular course, Magilton wrote. International Perspectives is a course that focuses on study-
ing cultures of origins. The class features guest speakers, readings and discussions to understand the impact and importance of international perspective. The college has high hopes for what could be gained from the master of laws program, including enhancing diversity. “I think its going to be wonderful in terms of bringing di-
versity, because this is a program that is for international students who have earned their law degrees in their home countries and they’re coming to the U.S. and to Nebraska to learn about the U.S. legal system,” Brummond said. “By virtue of them coming here, our students will benefit by being in classes with layers from around the world. To me, that’s what
most exciting about it.” The program will start out with five top-performing students and could increase to about 20. “As students graduate and return home we hope the word will spread about all UNL has to offer,” Magilton wrote. “We hope to start small and build big.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
whitney carlson dn It’s been a year of prestige and travel for Don Wilhite, a climatologist and professor in University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources. Wilhite was named a fellow in the American Meteorological Society and asked to head committees for an international program headed by the Global Water Partnership and the United Nation’s World Meteorological Organization. During his 34 years as a member of the American Meteorological Society, Wilhite led the applied climatology committee. He has been published in many of the society’s journals and has given presentations during congressional briefings on the society’s behalf. Society fellows are chosen based on cumulative contributions to the atmospheric and related sciences during their careers. “In my case, it’s in recognition of all the work I’ve done in the area of drought management and policy and my work in the creation of the Drought Mitigation Center, an international drought center here at the university,” Wilhite said. Wilhite founded the National Drought Mitigation Center in 1995 and served as the director until 2007. “I’ve worked a lot internationally as well as domestically on the drought issue working to improve understanding of the drought issue,” Wilhite said. “And I worked with states to develop preparedness plans to deal with drought.” During the 1980s, he worked
Don Whilhite, professor in the School of Natural Resources, is an American Meteorological Society fellow. He founded the National Drought Mitigation Center in 1995 and was director until 2007.
law: from 1 grees,” Magilton wrote. “This gives all our students a chance to learn about a different legal system and discuss the differences in cultural practices. As technology, business and virtually all fields continue to globalize and work abroad its more important than ever that attorneys learn about a variety of legal systems.” UNL has been increasing ef-
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friday, october 25, 2013
Agriculture Innovation seeks university students University of Nebraska-Lincoln students are gearing up for an agricultural competition that offers the biggest prize of its kind in the world. The national Agricultural Innovation Prize competition, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The competition is based off Howard Buffett’s new book, “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.” The grand prize is $100,000. According to the Agricultural Innovation Prize website, “(The competition) strives to connect various sectors and disciplines in an effort to better address the challenges of the 21st century. These challenges include bringing our food, climate and social systems within a safe operating space. It hopes to identify ways to achieve food security while keeping us within sound environmental boundaries.” The competition challenges teams as small as two members to create new ideas that can be applied to global agricultural food systems.
UNL’s Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program led information sessions for the competition Wednesday night and will hold one more session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the Nebraska East Union’s Sycamore Room. The entrepreneurship program will also host an Innovation Night on Wednesday. Students, faculty and community members are invited to brainstorm ideas with others, develop teams and establish game plans for success. There is not a maximum for team size, but at least 50 percent of the team members must be university students. “Teams are going to have to ask, ‘What can we do better? If we could change one thing about global food systems, what would that be?’” said Tom Field, director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. “I’m a big believer in the creative process, and I really do believe that if students want to be involved in this, they need to engage in a diverse team full of different ideas. They might be surprised at what they come up with.” In addition to the top prize, the four runners-up in the finals will receive $25,000 per team, and the team with the most votes in
the “audience choice” category will win $15,000. “It’s pretty much like a national talent search,” Field said at one of the Wednesday information sessions. “They’re just dangling the money out there to attract talented, passionate and innovative minds.” Ronnie Green, vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, said he has high hopes for Nebraska teams. “We have some of the very best students in the country and it’s not just in agriculture. We have very entrepreneurial students,” he said. “With the quality of our students and faculty – that alone makes our chances of finalist teams high. Coupled with Nebraska being one of the major epicenters of agriculture, it puts us in a leading position to do very well at this.” Davis Behle, a freshman agribusiness major who attended the information session on Wednesday, said he’s interested in being a part of the competition. “It would be a great way to build relationships with other students and get the creative juices flowing,” Behle said. “A competition like this might be able to contribute to rural community
if you go what: Innovation Night for the Ag Innovation Prize where: Nebraska East Union, Great Plains Room when: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday
growth by connecting people from different communities to work on a common goal.” Field said the competition will benefit not just teams but also Nebraska as a community. “Nebraska is a hotbed of innovation,” Field said. “It really is a unique region. We have very bright, motivated, laser-like focused folks. The entrepreneurship in Nebraska has been alive for a long, long time. This competition would allow for people of different focuses and professions to bridge connections. It unites us for a common goal.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
200-word abstract, two-page maximum summary of innovation and 10-slide maximum PowerPoint submitted by teams online
MARCH 14 APRIL 18 Top 25 teams of the semi-finals are selected
Melissa Allen DN
Top 25 teams submit narrative of business proposal fewer than 10 pages, 200-word abstract of the plan and PowerPoint slides fit for a 15 - to 20-minute oral presentation
APRIL 25 APRIL 26 First round of competition begins in Madison, Wis.; top five teams are selected
Round 2 of competition and grand prize winner selected; for more information and for submission, go to agprize.com
Dare to Care food drive open for donations Saturday Jacob Elliott dn
nutrition, exercise and health science major. “I hope it’s a great success so that we can help more The Dare to Care food drive will families out that way.” This year will be the 10th year be accepting non-perishable food that UNL is partnering with the donations campus-wide from SatFood Bank and the first year that urday through Nov. 6. Open Shelf will be sponsoring the The drive, which begins Satdrive. Last year, urday, will benefit the drive collected the Food Bank of It will allow 3,530 pounds of Lincoln and the canned food from university’s Open families more than 350 stuShelf Campus Pandents and 25 differtry. Items that are that are lower ent organizations. donated will be income to have To donate ingiven to several dividually, bring Lincoln families so a nice meal for non-perishable they will be able to Thanksgiving.” food items to the celebrate Thanksbarrels in the Negiving with their ana mora braska Union on food drive co-coordinator loved ones. the City Campus, “It will aland in the Nebraslow families that are lower income to have a nice ka East Union and Plant Sciences meal for Thanksgiving,” said Ana building on the East Campus. Mora, co-coordinator and junior These drop-off locations will be
available from Nov. 1 to Nov. 6. Groups have until Oct. 25 to sign up and pick up their packet at the Center for Civic Engagement in Nebraska Union, Room 222. Brita Sjogren, co-coordinator and freshman exploratory major, encourages many people to participate this year and said the drive may allow some late participants. “Since we’re splitting it between Open Shelf and Lincoln food pantry, I hope we get a lot more this year, so that Lincoln food pantry doesn’t get a lot less than what they normally get,” Sjogren said. Those who participate in group volunteering will be entered into a contest and scored depending on how much they manage to donate. Food drive coordinators will hold a celebration with food and refreshments for donors in early December and the
if you go what: Dare to Care Food Drive when: Oct. 26 to Nov. 6 locations: Nebraska Union, Nebraska East Union, Plant Sciences building (East Campus)
top winners will receive prizes. For additional information, email Mora or Sjogren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Center for Civic Engagement at
what to donate
• Sign up Friday at the Center for Civic Engagement, Nebraska Union Room 222. • Drop off collected items on Nov. 7 at the Nebraska Union. contact: Ana Mora or Brita Sjogren at email@example.com or call 402-472-6150
402-472-6150. For additional locations, check out engage.unl.edu/ daretocare.shtml. news@ dailynebraskan
Non-perishable food items: • Tuna and other canned meats • Soup, canned or boxed • Canned fruits or vegetables • Peanut butter • Boxed dinners • Fruit juices • Cereal • Coffee Other items: • Toilet paper • Shampoo • Toothpaste • Soap • Diapers, wipes
research briefs oreos as addictive as cocaine, study says
It’s “America’s Favorite Cookie” for a reason. According to a study conducted by researchers at Connecticut College, Oreos are as addictive as cocaine. The study put hungry rats in a maze and allowed them to eat Oreos or rice cakes. They also put the rats through another test; injecting the rats on one side of the maze with saline and injecting the rest of the rats with cocaine or morphine. Results showed that the rats would pick the Oreos just as much as they would pick the side to be injected with cocaine or morphine.
Attitudes changing toward online dating
Online dating is growing in popularity because of changing attitudes about finding a partner online. According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, 59 percent of people using the Internet believe that online dating is good for meeting people — an increase from 2005’s 44 percent. This change in attitudes has spawned 38 percent of Americans who are “single and looking” to try online dating. Pew Research Center also found one-third of people using social networking creep on an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend and that 46 percent of online dating users use the site to find someone for a long-term relationship. The study surveyed 2,252 adults via telephone during the course of a month.
Reasons why couples have sex
Researchers at the University of Toronto are looking into couples’ motivations for having sex after a 2007 University of Texas study found 237 motivations for sex. The reasons were found to include stress reduction, spiritual needs, for each other’s pleasure or to be spiteful. The University of Toronto broke this down into two categories: approach and avoidance. Approach is considered a positive, like an increase in intimacy or closeness to a partner, while avoidance is to reduce the likelihood of a negative outcome, like the feeling of guilt or a conflict. Researchers also discovered that when the motivation for sex was approach, the sex was more satisfactory than when a partner had sex for avoidance.
study says first-borns make better grades than younger siblings
Are you better in school than your oldest sibling? Probably not, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study suggests that academic performance depends on birth order. The study asked parents how they would respond if their child brought home bad grades, and the majority replied that they would be less likely to punish their later-born children than their first born. Data analyzed by V. Joseph Hotz and Juan Pantano found that first-born children have more involved parents that translate into better grades because of the high level of interaction that first-born children receive.
unl associate professor finds most students use phones in class
More than 90 percent of students admitted to using their cellphones for non-class activities during class, according to a recent study by Barney McCoy, an associate broadcast journalism professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The study, published in The Journal of Media Education, surveyed 777 mostly undergraduate students at six colleges. Undergraduates used their device 11 times a day during class for non-class purposes, compared with only 4 percent of graduate students. The students’ reasons for the disruptions: 86 percent were texting, 79 percent were checking the time, 68 percent were checking email, 38 percent were browsing the Internet and 8 percent were playing games. —Compiled by Paige Osborne, firstname.lastname@example.org
You deserve a factual look at . . .
Myths About Israel and the Middle East (2) Should we re-examine endlessly repeated clichés? In a previous installment in this series of clarifying messages about Israel and the Middle East, we examined certain myths which, by dint of constant repetition, had acquired currency and acceptance. We looked at the myth of “Palestinian nationhood,” the myth of Judea/Samaria (the “West Bank”) being “occupied territory,” the myth that Jewish settlements in these territories are “the greatest obstacle to peace,” and the myth that Israel is unwilling to “yield land for peace.” And we cleared up the greatest myth of all, namely that Israel’s administration of the territories, and not the unrelenting hatred of the Arabs against the Jews, is the root cause of the conflict between the Arabs and Israel. But those are not all the myths; there are more.
What are more of these myths?
Reality: There is no prospect at all that anything resembling a democratic state could be created in the ■ Myth: The Arabs of Israel are a persecuted territories. There is not a single democratic Arab minority. state – all of them are tyrannies of varying degrees. Reality: The over one million non-Jews (mostly Even today, under partial Israeli administration, Arabs) who are citizens of Israel have the same civil Hamas and other factions fight for supremacy and rights that Jews have. They vote, are members of the ruthlessly murder each other. Another Lebanon, with Knesset (parliament), and are part of Israel’s civil and its incessant civil wars, is much more likely. The diplomatic service, just as their Jewish fellow lawlessness and chaos citizens. Arabs have prevail in Gaza since complete religious “It is in our national interest that that Israel’s withdrawal is a freedom and full access to the Israeli legal, health reality, not myths, govern our policy.” good prospect of what would happen if Israel – and educational systems foolishly and under the pressure of “world opinion” – – including Arabic and Muslim universities. The only were to abandon this territory. As for difference between the “rights” of Arabs and Jews is demilitarization, that is totally unlikely. Because – that Jewish young men must serve three years in the with Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, most of military and at least one month a year until age 50. which are in a declared state of war with Israel, at its Young Jewish women serve for two years. The Arabs borders – an irresistible power vacuum would be have no such civic obligation. For them, military created. Despite pious promises, the arms merchants service is voluntary. Not too surprisingly, except for of the world would find a great new market and the the Druze, very few avail themselves of the privilege. neighboring hostile Arab countries would be happy to ■ Myth: Having (ill-advisedly) already given up supply anything else that might be needed. control of the Gaza Strip, Israel should also give up ■ Myth:: Israel should make “confidence-building the administration of Judea/Samaria (the “West gestures” for the sake of peace. Bank”) because strategic depth is meaningless in Reality: What really is it that the world expects this age of missiles. Israel to do for the sake of peace? Most of the 22 Arab Reality: Israel is a mini-state – about half the size countries consider themselves in a state of war with of San Bernardino county in California. If another, Israel and don’t even recognize its “existence.” That even smaller mini-state were carved out of it, Israel has been going on for over sixty years. Isn’t it about would be totally indefensible. That is the professional time that the Arabs made some kind of a “gesture?” opinion of 100 retired U.S. generals and admirals. If Could they not for instance terminate the constant the Arabs were to occupy whatever little strategic state of war? Could they not stop launching rockets depth Israel has between the Jordan River and its into Israel from areas that Israel has abandoned for populated coast, they would not need any missiles. the sake of peace? Could they not stop the suicide Artillery and mortars would suffice, since Israel bombings, which have killed hundreds of Israelis and would be only nine miles wide at its waist. Those who which have made extreme security measures – such urge such a course either do not understand the as the defensive fence and convoluted bypass roads – situation or have a death wish for Israel. necessary? Any of these would create a climate of ■ Myth: If Israel would allow a Palestinian state peace and would indeed be the “confidence-building to arise in Judea and Samaria it would be a gestures” that the world hopes for. democratic state and would be totally demilitarized. Countless “peace conferences” to settle this festering conflict have taken place. All have ended in failure because of the intransigence of the Arabs. President Clinton, toward the end of his presidency, convened a conference with the late unlamented Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak, the prime minister of Israel at that time. Mr. Barak offered virtually everything that Arafat had requested, except the partition of Jerusalem and the acceptance of the so-called refugees, their descendants having swollen from the 650,000 who fled the nascent state of Israel during the War of Liberation, to an incredible 5 million. Arafat left in a huff and started his infamous intifada instead, a bloody war that has cost thousands of Palestinian and Israeli lives. Israel is America’s staunchest ally and certainly its only true friend in that area of the world. It is in our national interest that reality, not myths, govern our policy. This message has been published and paid for by
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Make Lincoln better by giving back to community As the holiday season approaches, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seems to be getting into the spirit of giving. The Dare to Care food drive begins Saturday, a College of Business Administration course is dispersing $10,000 to local charities and the annual Combined Campaign to raise $425,000 for Lincoln-area charities has launched. So it seems like a good time to reflect on the importance of giving back to your community. Between the expenses of rent, tuition, textbooks and late-night D’Leon’s runs, college students are generally poor. A common misconception, though, is that people of limited means have nothing to give. Small donations — $5 out of each paycheck, a few George Washingtons in a donation plate and the like — can add up. A handful of metal coins can lead to real change for organizations like the Community Services of Nebraska Fund, which garnered $500,000 last year from small donations. Beyond monetary donations, consider giving to a food drive. The Dare to Care drive, which is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, is collecting non-perishable food items and other products throughout campus starting Saturday — and it definitely won’t be the last food drive this season. Food drives are an inexpensive and easy way to give back. Just rifle through your pantry and get rid of those cans of fish you bought during your tuna-sandwich phase. Or surely someone likes canned asparagus. And then there are the unconventional methods of giving, such as taking a CBA class that just earned a $10,000 grant to disperse to charities. We can’t all be business majors, but it’s a good idea to think outside the box of dollars and cents when it comes to helping out. So go volunteer at People’s City Mission for a couple hours this weekend (it’s fun, and you get a free meal after). Talk to your boss about putting a donation box for a local charity next to the cash register. Give your out-of-style winter jacket to the Salvation Army coat drive. It’s pretty simple, really. Lincoln is your home. Be nice to it. email@example.com
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GPA standards limit med students
ehold one of the great marvels of the modern university. Wind it up and watch it go! The freshly minted models can now be seen on any campus, with pre-programmed neurosis and an attachable brown nose piece. They’re easily set to work stealing notes, breaking lab equipment, gunning for the top grade in every class they have no interest in and wondering how “Curator of Ratemyprofessors” sounds as an extracurricular. Pre-med students today are increasingly forced into four years of life as a robot, slaves to their GPA and to the admissions game. This trend continues even as medical schools call for more well-rounded applicants, creating an obvious conflict. Can rigorous GPAs and growing course requirements be reconciled with demands for greater breadth of experience and exploration? If current trends continue, the admissions process seems impossible without quantitative metrics, such as GPA and the MCAT. In 2012 alone, 45,266 hopefuls tried their luck at the med-school admissions game. Between the 134 allopathic medical schools, 636,309 applications were processed to fill fewer than 20,000 spots. This comes to an average pool of more than 4,500 transcripts, MCAT scores, extracurriculars and life stories that each school must examine to fill a class of fewer than 150. Clearly, admissions offices need tools to separate the bulk of the undesirable applications from those that merit a second look. The problem arises when two very flawed numbers, the GPA and the MCAT score, represent a student’s potential. These numbers proclaim the ability to make it through the medschool gauntlet to become the next generation of doctors, but many students find themselves searching for the scores’ relevance. The focus on GPA is especially problematic. Theoretically, the MCAT should give a fair, standardized indication of a student’s academic aptitude and knowledge. The same can’t be said of the GPA. How do you standardize GPAs between schools, majors or even different grading styles within the same prerequisite course? You can’t. And admissions
officers realize this, so they must accept the 4.0 biology major over the 3.6 engineering major, despite the average GPA for engineering programs being far below those of biology programs. Knowing this, a student would have to be crazy not to exclusively take classes in which As are ensured. This leads many to forgo their true interests if it means a difference in a few tenths of a point for their GPA. The compromises and grade-scrounging begin even before starting college. Though average GPAs around the country are rising, some schools’ grades are rising faster than others. Students set on med-school, don’t choose a college based on where they’ll be most comfortable or where they’ll have the most fulfilling academic and social experience. Instead, they find schools they can coast through, picking up their easy As with free time to check the boxes on the necessary extracurriculars. In short, using grades as a metric in admissions encourages precisely the opposite lifestyle that a pre-professional ought to lead. Breadth of knowledge and experience are secondary considerations to actually getting into medical school in the first place. Such is the “pre” life. For students, the most logical thing to do is put off dreams of studying what they love, and the sense of fulfillment which goes along with that, until after they get into the professional school of their choice. But by then the traditional applicant is 22 – over the hump in their risky-decisionmaking-years. It isn’t until after they choose to devote themselves to a life in medicine that they realize they’ve squandered their one
chance for limitless exploration of their interests. A more sensible system would rely on a combination of extracurricular involvement and an aptitude test, similar to British medical schools’ UKCAT. Such a test would be devoid of the “content knowledge” that the MCAT requires. Testing an examinee’s knowledge of physics, biology and chemistry incentivizes spending many months studying for little appreciable benefit to a future physician. However, the system is trending in the opposite direction. The number of mandated prerequisite classes is growing and the MCAT is covering more material than ever, which will make taking anything other than a biology degree more difficult. But perhaps all of this can be forgiven if it means pumping out better doctors. There are two problems with this idea. The first is the assumption that a higher GPA means better medical school performance. In fact, the correlation is better between MCAT scores and graduating medical school without any hiccups, but even that relationship is tenuous. The second assumption is that more basic science knowledge will produce a better doctor. Herein lies the fundamental problem that has infected all stages of medical education. For most of the history of medicine, essentially nothing was known about the human body, certainly nothing on a cellular or molecular level. Yet even when these physicians had little biological insight to offer, their job was just as necessary as it is today. The root of the medical profession is not scientific, yet it operates within the scientific sphere. Something much more ancient, more primitive defines the quality of the millennialong relationship between the physician and the patient. The ability to treat the person, and not just the disease, will become a rare quality if we keep pre-med students locked up in libraries, watching their passionless pre-lives pass them by. Shariq Khan is a junior biochemistry major. Reach him at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com
Online information shouldn’t hinder professional life
ast week, a high school Spanish teacher in Texas was fired because she’d previously modeled for Playboy. Her name is Cristy Nicole Deweese, and my first instinct was to feel sorry for her. However, the more I started to read about her story, the more I realized that she’d brought this on herself. In today’s world, our online lives are permanently public. Let’s start with the reasoning behind Deweese’s firing. She was let go because of complaints by parents that she was distracting students from learning. The parents said that students had been looking up photos of Deweese posing nude and in a fake lesbian sex scene on their phones while at school. Having spent my fair share of time around teenagers this isn’t very hard for me to believe. But because parents are sometimes notoriously sensitive about these issues, I decided to see how easy it was to find pictures of her. So I Googled her name and in less than 10 seconds there were provocative and nude portraits of her in the images tabpictures. In other words, it was depressingly easy. After this discovery, the case seemed pretty much closed to me, because if that
doesn’t disrupt learning I don’t know what does. It was surprising to me to discover that she has quite a group of supporters. Someone has even made a support page for her on Facebook with more than 3,000 likes. Out of curiosity I scrolled through a good number of comments on the page and they ranged anywhere from total support to total condemnation. There were several with the same theme that caught my eye. Basically, the writers lamented the current state of the U.S. education system and the loss of one more “motivated young teacher.” This argument seems to completely miss the point. Yes, it’s true that she didn’t commit a crime. She didn’t get busted for drugs or arrested for assault. It’s also true that the U.S. education system needs some serious help. However, the bottom line is that there are different behavioral standards for different kinds of work, and teachers are held to especially high standards of behavior. This brings me to the point that Deweese was aware of what was expected of her. In college every teacher has to go through a special teacher development program where they’re told that they need to be careful about their actions and
behavior. Deweese was also not modeling to put herself through college. She even says in a candid video that her modeling was just for extra cash. In short, she knew that posing nude for Playboy wasn’t a good career choice, but she did it anyway. Deweese is 21 and posed for the magazine only three years ago when she was 18. She is even considering a return to modeling, suggesting she isn’t that serious about teaching. There’s a larger issue here than the fate of one Playboy model. Whatever your personal beliefs on posing nude may be, I think we can all agree that it would be nice if people weren’t judged so harshly for their past. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that everyone who enters the workplace is subject to this kind of judgment. These days it’s commonplace for
potential employers to scrutinize your Facebook page or Twitter account. Unlike any generation before us, most of our lives have been documented online since middle school or earlier, which weren’t exactly our brightest years. That means all of the embarrassing flair (don’t deny it, you remember flair) and pokes and ill-conceived personal rants I posted on Facebook are eternally available for anyone who knows how to find them. All of yours are, too. As the world becomes more technologically globalized the issue of online privacy is only going to get worse. Already it threatens our potential for jobs, our bank information, our social security numbers, and our ability to ignore advertising as it becomes more individually targeted. Our information is beginning to look like one of the most valuable things we have and right now we’re giving it away for free. As much as I love Google and my Gmail account, the company is only too happy to stockpile my information and sell it to the highest bidder. The U.S. government is even in on the game. Not only is this disturbing, but it’s completely wrong. Teachers, as well as everyone else, deserve to have a private personal life. This
means that nobody should be able to nose around my middle school self except for me and anyone lucky enough to get ahold of my mom’s scrapbooks. This entire culture where it’s okay to find out everything about everyone needs to change. That being said, I think it’s unrealistic to believe that posing nude for a magazine as famous as Playboy is something that can ever be kept private. The whole point of it is to be public. This brings me back to the case of Deweese. Whether it’s right or wrong, this was a decision she made, and unfortunately it’s going to follow her around for the rest of her life. One of the comments on Deweese’s Facebook support page sums this up for me. It wasn’t commenting on her firing at all, the only thing it said was “Damn she’s hot.” At the end of the day, our personal information is widely available on the Internet. As long as people can find this information, they’ll use it to make assumptions about us. Hopefully this will change in the years to come, but right now it’s a reality we should be aware of. Devin Grier is a freshman Biological Systems Engineering Major. Reach her at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com.
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finding fluency Chinese Corner allows students to discover a new language and culture Story by Grace Solem-Pfeifer Photos by Jennifer Gotrik
aspars Maleckis frowned in concentration as he surveyed the dozens of flashcards spread out in front of him, trying to match key English phrases with their corresponding Chinese characters. At the weekly meeting of Chinese Corner, Maleckis and other students learning Chinese meet with professors and fluent speakers to practice the language through conversation and creative activities. Director of Chinese Corner, Zhenquiao Yang, teaches Chinese in Lincoln public schools, and uses the group to provide a welcoming environment for students to learn about Chinese language and culture. “In a normal class in America there few Chinese people,” Yang said. “If you’re learning Chinese, you may not have the environment to practice. So in order to increase the interest of students and provide more opportunities to use real life Chinese, we have this Chinese Corner for students to come and talk about anything they’re interested in.” Students can receive personalized attention and seek help with whatever language questions they might have. Maleckis is an international doctoral student from Latvia studying biomedical engineering. English is already his second language, and learning Chinese has posed a unique set of a challenges. “The hardest part is probably the characters,” he said. “They don’t use letters, so it’s like I’m learning everything from zero. Other than that, it’s not so bad. The grammar doesn’t seem to be much of an issue.” Across the room, students Donal Ziegenbein and Yi Han sing the lyrics of a song, first in Chinese, then in English. Ziegenbein is a non-traditional student studying Chinese, while Yi Han is a freshman international student from Beijing, working to improve her English. For both students, engaging in dialogues in their second languages provides the opportunity to practice real world language skills, outside a traditional classroom setting. “I call Chinese Corner ‘the wild,’”
Chinese teacher Jessie Guo and Brian Kokesh explore the options of learning Chinese as a second language in Nebraska Hall on Wednesday. Chinese learners of all levels are welcome to attend meetings and expand their knowledge of Chinese language and culture.
Ziegenbein said. “In the classroom it’s an artificial and laboratory type situation. Here I can listen and find out how tones actually work in real life situation and how the language works with body language and inflection.” Han came to Chinese Corner for the first time to help others communicate in her native language, as well as to practice English at a comfortable pace. “I have reading, writing, speaking and usage classes in English,” Han said. “Speaking is my favorite, but listening is the hardest part about learning English. Americans speak too fast. I have to think about it and then I realize too late.” Chinese Corner meets Wednesday nights in Nebraska Hall, and welcomes anyone interested in Chinese language and culture. Many students use Chinese Corner as a supplement to formal Chinese classes at UNL, but others have no prior experience in the language at all. “Sometimes we meet students who know little Chinese, or maybe just ‘Ni hao,’ to say hello,” said Bo Liu, a Chinese language instructor at UNL who assists at Chinese Corner. “We start to teaching them the language little by little. Both Liu and Yang are representatives of the Confucius Institute, a program sponsored by the Chinese government which sends teachers to schools all over the world in need of Chinese language instructors. Chinese Corner was created
Kaspars Maleckis, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering, uses flash cards to match English phrases to their Chinese characters with the help of UNL Chinese Language Instructor Bo Liu on Wednesday. Chinese Corner meets every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Nebraska Hall.
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Cafe brings French cuisine to Lincoln Hannah Eads DN After being born and raised on the west coast of France, Lawrence De Villiers moved to the United States, where he volunteered at a Catholic homeless shelter in the South Bronx, New York. In 2005, he met Renee Clark, who was volunteering in the youth center at shelter. They were engaged in Paris, where they lived for a year, and then moved back to America to get married. And in 2013, De Villiers started his own French cuisine restaurant, The Normandy. “In 2010, I started selling pastries in the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market and the Haymarket,” De Villiers said. “There was right away an interest in French cuisine.” From there, he started his catering company and divided it into selling pastries at farmer’s markets and letting people hire him as a private chef to cook in their homes or businesses. “I bring everything,” De Villiers said. “We do everything on site, and we call it France at Home.” As for the name, De Villiers chose that particular region of France because of its significance in World War II, where Americans “literally saved France from the Germans.” “I wanted to find a name that Americans could relate to,” De Villiers said. “So it was a way for us to first tell people that we know and also to tell people that we remember.” The newly established restaurant sits in a small plaza next to The Doughnut Hole and across from a shaved ice store in the Haymarket District. The bakery’s light blue logo
New restaurant offers enjoyable alternative The Normandy’s dessert selection makes experience worth it Cassie Kernick DN
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Lawrence De Villiers makes a crepe Wednesday morning in the kitchen of The Normandy in the Haymarket. De Villiers is the owner of the recently opened restaurant and strives to bring French cuisine to Lincoln. is printed across images of its famous farmer’s market pastries. De Villiers independently owns and runs the restaurant. “When you make a mistake, it’s your own mistake, but when you succeed it’s very gratifying,” he said. “So whether it’s selling pastries or having a little restaurant like this, we
try to stay humble and just enjoy the fact that we’re a local and independent small company.” He calls himself and his business “pioneers” of the French cuisine, and he’s proud of it, too. One of his main goals is to have Nebraskans be able to say they’ve tried French cuisine. “But what we decided to create
was a compromise between French food and what we think Americans will like,” De Villiers said. “It’s all French food but food that people in Nebraska will eat. It’s French-Midwest.” They have nothing like frog
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Just like all new things in life there are sure to be a few hiccups. Entering the newly opened Normandy Restaurant located in the Railyard, it’s evident that they are still getting the hang of things. However, the friendly staff and their eager-to-please attitudes make the few glitches obsolete. The little café is located along with five other small businesses in the Public Market. The menu is not massive but can be a little tricky to decipher, unless one is already pre-seasoned on what French cuisine is the tastiest. Upon entering, a smiling brunette helped me decode the menu, which was much appreciated as I had never indulged in French cuisine before. When
THE NORMANDY French 350 Canopy Street, Suite 120 $10-20 examining my options, I noticed the individual items seemed a bit pricey. The popularized ratatouille, crepes, quiches and others compose the 12 side dish options. They ranged in price from $4 to $12 and offered safe choices for the more hesitant diner such as salad greens, along with tartiflette for those who like to eat foods that they can’t pronounce. The menu offered meal specials that included an entree, a side and a dessert. When pur-
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friday, october 25, 2013
3rd annual Guys & Dolls show showcases gender expression years ago because of Spectrum UNL’s annual Kings and Queens Donations will go drag show in the spring. Though the show’s location and setup has toward midwest grown in size, Tetreault said the event will essentially be the same BLGTQA conference as the past two performances. “The first one was in OASIS and we moved it to the Centennial because it was standing room Gabriella Martinez-Garro only in the Unity Room,” Tetdn reault said. “I think that it’s basically similar to what we’ve done Kings and queens are ready to occupy the Nebraska Union this in the past There will be some refreshments and Chipotle is donatFriday. The third annual Guys & Dolls ing some chips and possibly some Drag Show, hosted by the LG- other things.” Though the show is free, doBTQA Resource Center, will take place at 8 p.m. on Oct. 25 in the nations, typically given in the form of tips for the performers, Union’s Centennial Room. are welcome and encouraged in Pat Tetreault, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln LGBTQA order to help LGBTQA students with traveling fees Resource Center so they may particidirector, said the We’re pate at the Midwest event will once not a very BLGTQA conferagain feature both ence. drag kings and accepting society “Bring your queens performstack of ones, or ing on a catwalk when it comes to if you want,” for UNL students. not conforming.” tens said Tony Moran, “It’s actually a the communications pretty cool setup,” Pat Tetreault coordinator for the resource center director Tetreault said. resource center. “They set it up like “Anything and eva fashion show erything will help or like at the Q, how they have out.” a stage and a runway that comes As it has been in previous down. They usually put some lights up and we hire a DJ and the years, the Guys and Dolls Drag seats are set up around the run- Show will feature a diverse group performers including five drag way area, so it’s actually set up as if it were being done someplace kings and four drag kings. When selecting performers for the show, else.” only one thing is required of the The show came about two
potential drag kings and queens: a willingness to perform. “At Spectrum and at the resource center, we usually just ask students if they’re interested in performing and there are usually some who are,” Tetreault said. “Sometimes friends of theirs will perform as well, so they don’t necessarily have to be connected to Spectrum or the resource center.” Moran said the show will also be used to help notify students of both the resource center and the show’s co-sponsor, Spectrum. “The emcee will be announcing some our events and stuff like that,” Moran said. “We will probably have something up or let the audience know a bit about what we do and who we are in case they’re not familiar with us.” While a high attendance for the show may mean more financial and student support for the resource center the event is worth more than just the donations, Tetreault said. “I think the other aspect is that we live in a very gendered society and despite all the verbal support given for allowing people to be who they are, it’s a reality that we’re not a very accepting society when it comes to not conforming,” Tetreault said. “So I think this is a great way for individuals to kind of have fun exploring a different gender expression while having a good time and do that as a either performer or audience member.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com
Rushed style, poor script in ‘The Fifth Estate’ fail to impress Condon’s film flounders in depiction of Julian Assange, lacks depth Vince Moran dn The new film about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, “The Fifth Estate,” chronicles the rise of the website that changed the world of journalism. Since 2010, the gigantic leak of documents about the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan has caused unavoidable debate and controversy since its release. Assange recently published a letter written to Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor impersonating him, on his WikiLeaks site in which he declines the actor’s request to meet with him stating, “I cannot permit this film any claim to authenticity or truthfulness. In its current form it has neither, and doing so would only further aid the campaign against me.” After seeing Bill Condon’s film, Assange was definitely correct in his assumption that the film set out to vilify him personally. While Cumberbatch may have intended to create a three dimensional character, the script and direction don’t allow him to do so. He is portraying a self-absorbed character who cares for no one but himself — an egocentric, delusional and disturbed individual. They even make him look more like a creepy salamander than a human being. While Assange may not be the most handsome person alive, he certainly doesn’t look like the reptile that is portrayed. The appearance and personality of the character make him immediately unlikable. It’s obvious that Condon, in many ways, is trying to feed off
of the success of David Fincher’s film “The Social Network,” which successfully portrays an unlikable Mark Zuckerberg but doesn’t dehumanize him. The film also tries to make the work these hackers are doing appear cool and fascinating by playing constant techno music, using handheld cameras, holding shots for barely seconds at a time and employing annoying digital effects. By doing this the film constantly feels rushed, and the audience is never allowed to inhabit a scene or a shot and think about it before we are off to the next European locale with music pounding and Cumberbatch and his New Zealand accent making outrageous comments. The entire film is one long overtly serious montage. If it would slow down for a second it might be able to actually explore some of the characters and themes contained within it instead of quickly breezing over them. Condon must have thought that he couldn’t hold an audience’s attention if he held a shot more than five seconds. The use of special effects in the film only make it feel even more rushed and cluttered. They are completely unnecessary and try to show technology in such an “in your face” way which in no way correlates with reality and is instead distracting. Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl, who plays Assange’s partner, are both fine, but are never given an opportunity to do anything particularly exceptional since their characters are so poorly scripted. The supporting actors are surprisingly more relatable than the leading men in the film and Laura Linney as a U.S. government employee and David Thewlis as a writer for the British newspaper, The Guardian, are both much more interesting in their small roles. While there is a lot wrong with
Manse ‘Murder’ event creates exclusive experience Staff Report DN For half a decade running, the Grand Manse has hosted a series of themed special occasions. Each event has sold out, and this year is no different. The ﬁfth annual “Murder at the Manse,” a murder mystery dinner party, will be held at the historical building on Friday. This year’s party includes a show at 5:45 p.m., dinner in the Grand Hall at 6:45 p.m., prizes for the group that solves the case and a costume contest. As one of the first events the Grand Manse hosted, “Murder at the Manse” thrived using a smaller audience to make the upscale night more intimate and interactive. “We only have 100 tickets available, so it’s a pretty exclusive event,” said Grand Manse marketing director Ashley Lenz. “We kind of limit it to keep it a smaller group of people and to allow everyone to participate in the murder mystery aspect of it.” The murder mystery begins with a cocktail hour, allowing guests to mingle. Afterward, they
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storyline is) a little bit different from year to year.” “Murder at the Manse” provides an experience that seeks to differentiate itself from most other Halloween events in the Lincoln area. Unlike haunted houses, the faint of heart won’t be terrorized by gruesome zombies, and the Grand Manse’s historical venue makes “Murder at the Manse” a reﬁned option for date night or a night out with friends. Years past have had themes like the 1920s, encouraging period costumes to envelop guests into the Manse’s stately ambiance. This year will even feature a costume contest. Though the event’s 100 tickets already sold out, those interested can request to be emailed when tickets for the Grand Manse’s next murder mystery, on Valentine’s Day, go on sale. “It’s a really fun night, it’s something to look forward to,” Lenz said. “It’s a Halloween event, and there’s not a lot of them around here. It’s something different from just a haunted house.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com
nearly three years ago to recreate language learning techniques common in China. “Back in China we have a lot of English Corners, in colleges and schools,” Yang said. “When students are learning English, the teacher will hold activities every week. So from that we got the idea to have Chinese Corner
here. But here everyone is welcome, from college students to middle schoolers.” The spirit of group is to allow Chinese language students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture if only for a few hours. “I taught Chinese in China to foreigners for years,” said Yang.
“When foreigners go to China to learn the language, it’s much easier there. I see many American students learn oral Chinese very quickly, because they get to be a part of the language and culture.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com
“The Fifth Estate,” it does make one think about a world where whistle blowers are celebrated instead of imprisoned and governments are more transparent and truthful with their citizens. It is unfortunate the film spends so much time villainizing Assange instead of investigating this new form of journalism more. In any case, it doesn’t seem like Assange or anyone else should be too concerned about what the film said or failed to say as it’s currently bombing at the box office and had the worst opening of any major film released this year. Maybe a biopic on Edward Snowden will provide a more invigorating and successful film on a similar subject. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
It was like biting into a fluffy, whimsical cloud...”
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Lawrence De Villiers makes a quiche lorraine Wednesday morning at his restaurant, The Normandy. The restaurant, located in the Haymarket, serves traditional French cuisine.
dream of floating down the French Riviera with F. Scott Fitzgerald. This light, airy and incredibly sugary dessert was all that I had imagined a French pastry should taste like. While the food was enjoyable and a nice alternative to some of the monotonous American choices, the dessert definitely ensured that I would return to try more pastries in the future. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
Calling a month by its real name is so September. This month is the time of pumpkin spice. I love pumpkin spice in everything: muffins, cakes, etc. But I’ve run into a big problem — not enough things have been made better with ‘kins and spice. Here’s some choice options that deserve the treatment.
Cyanide. You’re a spy caught in enemy territory. The KGB finally spotted that wire you were wearing and the mission has been compromised. The noble thing to do is to take your life. You use your tongue to pop the cyanide pill you’ve had implanted in your cheek. As your vision tunnels, you bask in the best freaking flavor ever. You’ve done your country proud, kid.
Blood. Vampires may be demons of the nights, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have taste buds. Imagine if you were a vampire. It’s not like they actually enjoy blood — they just need it to survive. Would you want to have to drink something that tastes like iron all the time? Doubt it. Put some pumpkin spice in your blood and make a vampire’s day.
Gimme five things that should have pumpkin spice added to them
Your lips. Doctors should offer some kind of injection that temporarily make your lips taste good. This isn’t about making out or anything else gross like that, this is about being able to lick your lips whenever you want and being reminded that not everything is awful.
offered vary from day to day, but I had a choice between meringue and fondant au chocolat. The fondant looked very similar to a chocolate brownie, so I chose the meringue, which I was less familiar with. Not to exaggerate here, but that’s likely the best decision I have made all week. It was like biting into a fluffy, whimsical cloud — that is if clouds have a lemon undertone. With each bite, I took I found myself drifting further into a day-
are led throughout the Grand Manse to collect clues about the victim and his or her murder. Actors and actresses are stationed throughout the building to provide hints for the party-going detectives. For Lenz, this means that guests get to enjoy a fun, interactive experience with the actors while receiving a tour of the building. “(The event two years ago) was really fun, it was kind of a 1920s theme,” Lenz said. “It was fun to be in the era of the building and then to take advantage of walking around the building. It gives people a chance to see what’s here, too.” After collecting clues, guests meet in the Grand Manse’s elegant Grand Hall for dinner, during which they can piece together the clues they received. After dinner, guests get to see the acting troupe perform again and learn more about the victim and killer. After discussing theories with their table, groups can turn in their suspect and ﬁnd out who the real killer was. “It’s kind of like the game ‘Clue,’” Lenz said. “But a new play is written every year, so (the
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chasing this French version of a combo meal prices were much more manageable, ranging from $9 to $13. Nine different entrée’s were offered, including ham and cheese crepes, boeuf bourguignon, salmon ratatouille and everything in between. I chose a bacon and cheese quiche. My meal was ready in a matter of minutes, and the quiche was above average. As someone whose favorite meal is breakfast, I have pretty high standards for anything involving eggs. The flavor was very subtle, but the French bacon helped to enhance the taste. The only issue was the cheese, or shall I say lack of cheese in the quiche. I tried not to let this influence my opinion of the overall dish, seeing as the obsession with dairy products is an Americanized trait. The lack of cheese was definitely made up for with a cheese puff pastry side that was basically cheese bread. It had slight touches of herbs that made the buttery, flaky roll very tasty. The final part of the meal was dessert. The pastries and desserts
Lattes. I love lattes, dude. I’m in college and don’t sleep that much, but I still have to study! They give me just the boost I need. But sometimes I wish that Starbucks would make pumpkin spice lattes and draw images in chalk of them on their chalkboard. I bet it’d fun to stand in line behind eight other people that are ordering the same exact drink I am. Why hasn’t anyone done this yet? Ugh!
The public water supply. Do it up, people in charge of water! I want to get my daily eight glasses of water, and I also want to be in constant bliss. I want to shower in the flavor. I want to brush my teeth with that sweet juice. Give it to me now. Lords above, grant me this wish and make me whole. Make me into a pumpkin spice. I want this, man. I need this. compiled BY TYLER KEOWN | ART BY randall owens
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normandy: from 5
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Lawrence De Villiers started The Normandy in 2010 and opened his Haymarket restaurant this fall. legs and escargot, Renee said. It’s French food that no one would be afraid to eat. According to Renee, her husband’s passion for cooking is something that she saw in many French people when they lived in Paris. “They make food an event,” Renee said. “You sit down for a meal for hours. A lot of these recipes are things Lawrence grew up with in his home.” Their best-selling items right now are the fondant au chocolat, the quiche and the crepes, but De Villiers enjoys making the cassoulet, a French pork and beans dish
that Renee said Lawrence began cooking at home, like many of the other dishes, for their family years ago. And like the other dishes, the cassoulet contains fresh and local produce and is made from scratch. “What I enjoy the most is starting with nothing and creating a dish with that,” De Villiers said. The couple said that their favorite dish to eat is the boeuf bourguignon, which De Villiers describes as a beef stew with a red wine and chocolate sauce. Renee said that they don’t always have multiple-course French dinners at home, but that Law-
rence’s cooking skills extend into making a good meal from leftovers. For Renee, owning their own restaurant meant a more flexible schedule, one where she could spend more time with their two daughters at home and spend time with her husband at work. “Our family time is really important for us,” she said. “So this way, even though we’re working, we have time together.” What she wants for The Normandy is for them to serve as many people as possible in Lincoln. But right now, they’re just focusing on getting through every busy week. As for De Villiers, he said that
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Before opening his restaurant, De Villiers sold cakes and various pastries at farmer’s markets throughout the Lincoln area. although he has long-term goals like everyone else, he isn’t trying to create a chain restaurant.
“I want to stay an artisan, I want my food to stay artisanal,” he said. “Right now, I’m trying to
focus on the present, close future. I try not to go too far.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com
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Women’s golf finishes fall season staff report dn After coming back from the Hoosier Fall Invitation in Greenwood, Ind., the Nebraska women’s golf team will be finishing out its fall season as it heads out west this weekend to play in the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. The tournament is hosted by UNLV and will be played at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club. This is the first time the Huskers will be making the trek out to Nevada to play the course. The tournament is attracting 17 of the nations top women’s golf teams. Nebraska comes in ranked 74th, and the field looks to be competitive because 11 out of the 17 teams are ranked in the top 75. Just a few of the many competitive teams are Central Florida (30), Denver (37) and Wisconsin (43). “It’s a field we’ve played in all fall,” coach Robin Krapfl said. The Huskers are coming off an 11th place finish out of a field of 16 and look to build on the previous weekend’s performance. Nebraska used its fall break to take advantage of its opportunities, and ended up driving to Fort Wayne, Ind., to play a couple rounds at the Donald Ross golf course, the cite of the Big Ten Women’s golf championships. Krapfl expects big performances out of senior Katelyn Wright, sophomore Cassie Deeg, and senior Steffi Neisen. Wright, in 54-holes, posted a score of 225 (74-75-76) in the 96-player field propelling her to her fourth top 25 performance of the season. The senior leader looks to carry over her stellar performance back home, as she grew up in Incline Village, Nev. Wright had a decorated high school career by becoming a Class 2A State Champion four times (2006-2009). In addition, she was a Nevada State Junior Amateur Champion (2008), Nevada State women’s runner up (2008), a Callaway Junior World qualifier (20062009) and a three member of the Junior America’s Cup Team where she was a two-time captain in 2008 and 2009. The impact she has on the Huskers is apparent because of the career she has posted. Wright has posted 11 top 25 finishes, three-career top 5 finishes and gives this young Huskers roster experience and leadership. The Huskers are going to be relying not only on the play of Wright, but also Nelson for a good
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The Nebraska women’s golf team will finish out its fall season this weekend as it heads to Nevada to compete in the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. start to the weekend. Nebraska is also relying on a Deeg, who posted a score of 226 (79- 80- 74) and finished 30th overall and Nebraska’s second leading scorer last
weekend. With the tournament approaching rapidly, on Oct. 27 to 29, the Huskers were looking to hone its skills before hand.
The tournament provides the Huskers with one last chance to leave their mark on the fall season. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
football practice notes No set starting Quarterback
Senior quarterback Taylor Martinez gradually got better as the week continued and took his share of reps in Thursday’s practice, coach Bo Pelini said. After missing the past three games because of a turf toe injury, Martinez is expected to play this Saturday against Minnesota according to Pelini. He does not know, however, if Martinez will be the starter or not yet. “He’s going to play,” Pelini said. “How much? We’ll see. We’ll play it by ear a little bit as to how he feels and how he wakes up tomorrow and how he responds with the week of work that he had. I like where we are.” Pelini noted it would be a game-time decision on how much, or even if, Martinez plays. Even if Martinez is ready to go, Pelini said back-up quarterbacks Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III will see the field this weekend. Though the coach has named Armstrong as the current back-up, that could change if Martinez is not healthy enough to start, he said. “I believe we have three quarterbacks who can win for us, and that’s a good position to be in,” Pelini said.
Long duo out for Minnesota
Senior offensive lineman Spencer Long suffered a season-ending knee injury in a game
against Purdue earlier in the year. Still, Pelini said Long will be traveling with the team to Minnesota. “We got an exemption for him, so he will be going with us,” Pelini said. Long’s brother, senior tight end Jake Long, has also been ruled out for Saturday’s game, Pelini said.
Pelini worked mostly with the defense during Thursday’s practice, he said. What he saw, at least from the inside men, was promising. “(Sophomore defensive tackle Aaron Curry) is playing well,” Pelini said. “He’s getting better; his attention to detail is getting better. I could say all our inside guys are getting better. I think Maliek Collins has made a big jump. (Vincent) Valentine, he just has to keep working on his consistency, and I think our young guys at the end spots are getting better.” On the other side of the line, with Spencer Long out for the season, Nebraska has been looking to a number of players to fill his void. Pelini said he prefers to rotate three guys into the offensive line. “Probably (Ryne) Reeves is probably the next guy,” Pelini said. “Obviously (senior Cole) Pensick can go out there, (sophomore) Givens Price is a guy that’s coming on. That’s where it is right now.” —compiled by kyle cummings
Nebraska to travel to Texas for invitational big difference between this course and the course in New Mexico. Huskers are coming “The course itself is a lot more modern,” Dickson said. “That off an 11th place means that the greens are more finish at recent uneven, and there are more slopes to them. This course has a bit more tournament, giving distance to it where last one you the team momentum finished one hole, and then you were right at the tee for the next hole.” There are other differences austin pisulka in the course the Huskers have dn noticed since arriving in El Paso, Freeman said. The Nebraska men’s golf team “There’s a lot less trees than heads to the Price’s “Give ‘Em the other course,” Freeman said. Five” Invitational in El Paso, “It’s a lot more wide open on the Texas, at the Butterfield Trail Golf tee, and it is definitely a lot softer. Club. The Huskers are coming off So hopefully that will allow us to an 11th place finish at the Herb fire at a few more pins and shoot Wimberly Intercollegiate tourna- more birdies.” ment and finished with a final The course at Butterfield Trail round 289. That low score is giving Golf Club is a longer course and the team hope that has a 55-foot elevamomentum is on its tion change in some I think it’s side. areas of the course. “I think it’s The practice good for me good for me persessions have sonally and for the personally and for shown a lot of good team because we the team because things for the team shot our best round as Freeman has nowe shot our best in the final round,” ticed. junior Calvin Free- round in the final “We played our man said. first practice round, Other members round.” and we all did reof the team feel the ally well,” Freeman calvin freeman same way as Freesaid. “We probably junior golfer man, they said. were 10 or 12 under “I think that as a team just playthere is a slight ading a little game vantage and a little disadvantage,” against each other. There’s some junior Ross Dickson said. “For the potential, I think.” guys who are playing well and Also competing in this tourhave some momentum, it’s nice nament is Utah, Air Force, Boise for them to play back to back. As State, Colorado, Grand Canyon, for the guys who might not be hitIdaho, Kansas, New Mexico State, ting it as well as they could, they Northern Colorado, San Jose State, probably prefer a little break in Western New Mexico, University between the tournaments. I think of Texas at El Paso and the Univerit helped us well at New Mexico sity of California, Riverside. No State how it was a difficult tournateam in the tournament is in the ment — how they set the pins up. top 25. This course seems a bit easier than After gaining momentum earif we had not played earlier in the lier in the week, the Huskers hope week.” to continue their success and finish The Huskers have practiced on the week out with a good finish. the Butterfield Trail course the past sports@ couple of days and have noticed a dailynebraskan.com
three keys nebraska 1. Minimize their running game
The Minnesota Gophers are currently last in the Big Ten Conference in passing offense, averaging just 117.7 yards a game. Their five wins have been formed predominantly from their ability to run the ball. Through seven games, the Gophers rank one spot above the Huskers with 123.4 rushing yards per game, led by David Cobb (490), Mitch Leidner (381), Rodrick Williams (332) and Philip Nelson (301).
2. Don’t be afraid to share the passing game
minnesota 1. Control the line of scrimmage
The Gophers’ calling card on offense is running the ball. Minnesota runs the read-option and has quarterbacks who love to run in Philip Nelson and Mitch Leidner. Both have rushed for 100-plus yards multiple times this season. However, as a team, Minnesota has failed to throw for more than 150 yards in a single game this season. In seven games this season, Minnesota only has four passing touchdowns. If the Huskers can take away the run, the Gophers are in trouble.
It’s no secret that Ameer Abdullah has arguably been Nebraska’s most eminent player this season. The junior running back is the Big Ten’s second-leading rusher with 816 yards and first in all-purpose yards per game (158.8). It only makes sense he’d be called on to touch the ball in most of the Huskers’ play calls. However, calling more pass plays may be more beneficial to the team this weekend. The Gophers will enter Saturday’s game at No. 9 in the conference in pass defense, allowing an average of 252.4 yards a game.
2. Score on defense and special teams
3. Play opposite of the temperature
Hageman is touted as a first round pick as a defensive lineman, and it showed last week against Northwestern. He had an interception and deflected three passes at the line. His overall presence opens up the opportunity for other Gophers to get to the quarterback. If Nebraska fails to contain him, the Husker offense will have trouble — with or without Taylor Martinez.
Usually traveling north in the United States at the end of October means entering colder weather. When the Huskers trot into TCF Bank Stadium Saturday morning, game time temperatures are expected to be 40 degrees, which would mark the coolest conditions they’ve played in thus far this season. However, if the team plans on capturing its third conference win this weekend, its tempo and energy will have to be on full force throughout each quarter.
Minnesota’s 51-23 season-opening win featured a pick six, a kick return for a touchdown and a field goal block returned for a touchdown. It was indicative of the team’s success in scoring in unorthodox ways this season. In last week’s 20-17 victory against Northwestern, Minnesota linebacker James Manuel had a pick six in the third quarter. Without that play, Minnesota wouldn’t have pulled off the upset.
3. Get Ra’Shede Hageman involved
—Compiled by Jack Satzinger Sports Reporter, Minnesota Daily
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volleyball: from 10 time on them on Monday and Tuesday preparing for them, because they are the complete opposite of Iowa,” Cook said. According to Robinson, the Buckeyes play on a fast serve and have many looks on offense that can cause problems for other teams. “It’s just a little crazier on their side of the court,” Robinson said. This was also the first game played on a Wednesday for the Huskers, and it provided the squad with a short week to prepare for both opponents. “We’re going to have to get used to playing like that, because I think we play like that next week, too,” Robinson said. “I think it’s huge this weekend because it’s just one game.” The Buckeyes (14-7, 2-7) will be trying to end their five-game losing streak after losing 3-0 to Penn State on Wednesday. The Ohio State offense is led by senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary, who has recorded 377 kills on the year and has a hitting clip of .234 on the season. In the Penn State match, Leary led the team with nine kills,
but also tallied nine attacking errors, which resulted in a .000 percent hitting clip on the night. Cook compared Leary to the Husker’s Robinson. “They’ve got Leary, who is one of the best outside hitters,” Cook said. “She’s right up there with Robinson in kills per game in the conference,” According to Rolfzen, the team is challenged by Cook to shut down the opposing team’s best attacker. “I think him telling us that, as blockers, forces us to be on our blocking game,” Rolfzen said. “It’s a challenge coach tells us, and I think we always step up.” According to Cook, Taylor Sandbothe has been competing well for the Buckeyes as a freshman. The middle blocker has recorded 22 solo blocks and 59 block assists on the season. The Buckeye offense is paced by junior setter Taylor Sherwin who has notched 862 assists and has recorded 27 total blocks on the season. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Senior Kelsey Robinson said the volleyball team may have problems against Ohio State, which plays on a fast serve.
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NU swimming and diving heads to Arkansas I expect that it’s going to be a very difficult opponent. They’re solid in every stroke, every event.”
Huskers will compete against Razorbacks in the first away meet of the season this weekend natasha rausch dn In the first away meet of the season, the Nebraska swimming and diving team will be traveling seven hours on a bus to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete against the Razorbacks at 11 a.m. Saturday. According to coach Pablo Morales, this away meet will give the team a good opportunity to stick together. “We come even closer as a team because we have travel, an unfamiliar facility, a crowd cheering against you and a team that’s ready to go,” said Morales, who is in his 13th season coaching. “I think it’s a great time for the girls to get to bond. There’s certainly a lot of advantages to having a home competition because we use the energy and excitement of protecting our house. Going away I think is potentially a better opportunity.” Junior Natalie Morris is excited for the first away meet and said her teammates feel the same way. “The meet is going to be a challenge, but we’re going to accept it and take care of business,” said Morris, who has eight overall victories thus far in her career. Arkansas, which, like Nebraska, is a single-gender program, is currently a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Already in the season, the team has taken first of four in the North Texas Relay Invitational and has left with a win against North Texas and Louisiana State.
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Nebraska swimming and diving coach Pablo Morales celebrates with the team at a recent meet. The Huskers will travel to Arkansas to compete against the Razorbacks on Saturday. According to Morales, Arkansas is a solid SEC program and will be a great test for the Nebraska swimming and diving program.
“I expect that it’s going to be a very difficult opponent. They’re solid in every stroke, every event,” Morales said. “We always want to get the best out of every experience we have. I think it
even helps us when we get an opponent who is potentially ranked ahead of you, so it will hopefully steer our girls on to take another level and take a few steps up and be competitive.”
football: from 10 Nebraska Record 5-1 (2-0) Last game W 44-7 vs. Purdue Points per game (National rank) 43 (10) Points allowed per game 22 (34) Yards per game 490 (21) Rush yards per game 285 (10) Pass yards per game 205 (89) Rush defense yards allowed per game 158 (64) Pass defense yards allowed per game 250 (88) dropped two games in a row to Iowa (23-7) and Michigan (42-13), before beating Northwestern. Minnesota now sits fifth in the Big Ten Legends division at 1-2. Coach Jerry Kill brings a twoquarterback system with sophomore Phillip Nelson and freshman Mitch Leidner. Nebraska Defensive Coordinator John Papuchis said Nebraska will have to be ready for either quarterback to start. “They are very similar, and they run the same offense, so it doesn’t really make a difference for us who they put out there,” Papuchis said. “They are kind of the same guy anyway.” Nebraska is coming off its second and last bye week after beating Purdue 44-7 on Oct. 12. The Huskers currently hold the second position in the Big Ten Legends division at 2-0 with conference wins against Purdue and Illinois, and a third win would make them tied with Michigan State at No. 1. Senior quarterback Taylor Martinez is questionable for Saturday’s game, but offensive coordinator Tim Beck said after practice Tuesday Martinez may see the field for the first time since the UCLA game on Sept. 14. “He’s doing what he can do right now, and we’re just easing him back into things,” Beck said. “If he needs a break, we give him a break. It’s a day-to-day, period-to-period deal.” Pelini said in Monday’s press conference that Martinez has looked good in what he has done so far. “Obviously he’s got some rust in some areas that he has to get cleaned up,” Pelini said. “It’s going to be getting back footwork-wise. How he feels comfortable doing all the different movements. Play actions, footwork and the things that he has to do throwing the football and obviously feeling comfortable putting his foot in the ground. I thought he looked good.” Beck said Tuesday redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong would
Minnesota 5-2 (1-2) W 20-17 vs. Northwestern 30 (66) 23 (42) 328 (113) 210 (29) 118 (119) 123 (25) 252 (90)
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Senior quarterback Taylor Martinez will likely see some playing time during the Minnesota game this weekend, coach Bo Pelini said Thursday. start if Martinez does not. Armstrong this season is 26-for-46 for 347 yards with three touchdowns. Martinez, though the three games he’s played this season, is 53-for-80 for 528 yards with nine touchdowns. “I think both (Armstrong) and (Martinez) have earned the right to play, but you can only play one guy at a time,” Beck said. “We’ll cross
that bridge when we get there, but we’re going to play the best guy, the healthiest guy and the guy that’s going to help us win.” In the past five meetings, Nebraska has outscored the Gophers 145-0 in the first half and beat the team in 16 straight meetings, dating back to 1963. With a win, Pelini would be tied with Frank Solich
with 49 wins in his first five years, which is most in program history. Kick-off for the game will be at 11 a.m. Central, Nebraska’s fourth 11 a.m. kick in its first seven games. The game will be on ESPN, which is Nebraska’s first ESPN game since the 2011 season. SPORTS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM
The Razorbacks are coached by Sean Schimmel, who is in his second year coaching at Arkansas. The diving coach, Jeff DiNicola, is in his first year at Arkansas after coaching for two years at Nebras-
ka where he led multiple NCAA Zone Diving Championships divers and one NCAA qualifier in 2005. “It will be great to see him again and see how he’s doing,” said Morales, who coached with DiNicola from 2003 to 2005. “Arkansas has a great group of divers, so it will be a good competition.” Morales said the Nebraska diving team is prepared for the competition as well. Just in the first intercollegiate meet against Iowa State, freshman diver Anna Filipcic took first in the one-meter diving competition with a score of 279.30, while senior Payton Michaud took first in the three-meter with a score of 304.80. Overall, Morales is looking forward to the competition on Saturday. He said the swimming and diving team has trained hard this week and will continue training hard afterward. “We’re going to get on the bus, we’re going to go to Fayetteville, and we’re going to kick butt and do the best that we can,” Morales said. Once the team returns from the competition in Fayetteville, Nebraska will continue training before the next home meet against Iowa and South Dakota State on Nov. 15. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
No. 7 Husker rifle team to take on Navy home gold at the Navy Invitational tournament to start the With both squads year off. The team then took on University of the Sciences ranked in the top 15, the and won the match by more match will be very than 600 points. Navy has been impressive to start the season, competitive, but the Huskers look more at the shooters say team itself than the opponent. “We don’t focus on the other teams, rather what we can do to improve ourselves,” Hanstaff report sen said. “In our sport, there is dn nothing we can do to change the other team’s performance, so we The Nebraska rifle team will should only focus on our perfortake on Navy in what should be mance.” a very competitive The Huskers rifle match. team looks to improve The two teams its performance this are both ranked in next week, but the the top 15 and look team members know to improve on what rifle is not a game of they have done so instant change. far in the season. “I think that there No. 7 Nebraska is is always a lot to learn coming off a close after the first compeloss to last year ’s tition,” Hansen said. national champions, “Sometimes improveNo. 5 West Virginia ment takes longer to hansen Mountaineers. West see in scores. There Virginia outshot Neare also some weeks braska by a mere when one has a break six points. The Huskers have through and something clicks. worked a lot since their last In those cases, there may be competition, team members quick improvement.” said. This will be the first time “We have Navy will take been working on on an opponent Sometimes important things in the Great improvement as a team the American Rifle first part of the takes longer to see Conference, season,” junior as it made the Kelsey Hansen in scores.” move to the said in an email new conferkelsey hansen interview. “Now ence this year. junior rifle team member that we have had Navy was part our first match, of the Mid-Atspecific areas of lantic Conferimprovement were made more ence last year and finished the apparent for each individual. year with a 4-4 record. This year, We have been focusing on those Navy is a young team with only areas since the competition one senior, two juniors and 10 against West Virginia.” underclassmen. Navy is currently undesports@ feated after three matches this dailynebraskan.com season. The Midshipmen took
soccer: from 10 First things first, Ohio State is a really good team. We struggled against both teams last year, both of them being 4-0 losses. It’ll be a huge weekend for sure.” jordan jackson senior forward
said. “We have our fans to support us, we have our facilities, everything that we’re used to. It’s obviously harder to win in an environment that you’re not used to, that you’re not comfortable with. Then you have the pride of winning at home.” The weekend of Big Ten play will kick off Friday at 3 p.m. against Ohio State. Although Ohio State isn’t as high in the standings as Nebraska and Penn
State, the game is an important one for the Huskers to win, according to senior forward Jordan Jackson. “First things first, Ohio State is a really good team,” Jackson said. “We struggled against both teams last year, both of them being 4-0 losses. It’ll be a huge weekend for sure.” The Buckeyes are currently sitting in sixth place in the Big Ten conference after beating
Northwestern 6-1. The game before, Ohio State lost to Penn State 4-2. Last year, Ohio State faced Nebraska twice. During the season, the Buckeyes defeated the Huskers 4-0, and then later in the year the Buckeyes ended Nebraska’s season when they won in a 1-0 shutout against the Huskers in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. While Ohio State is in the
middle of the pack this season, Penn State is third in the Big Ten and is only three points behind Nebraska in the conference standings. The Nittany Lions have dominated the Big Ten for years now. They have won the last 15 conference titles and have the highest scoring offense in the Big Ten and the third best in the country with 48 total goals on the season, which is something that Nebraska
is ready to see Sunday afternoon. “Penn State is always a great team,” Jackson said. “They’re fast and strong, and they’re also ranked in the top 20 still, so it’ll be a huge game so if we put those two away then we’ll have Indiana followed by Big Ten champs.” With only three games left on the season and with a few teams still in the hunt for the top spot in the Big Ten, the final stretch of the season will determine where the
Huskers will be in the postseason, and for the players, the focus has not been strained by the pressure that is being applied to them right now. “The last three games at home are going to be such a big deal to us not only because they’re the last three conference games, but because what we have in store for them as a team,” Stevens said. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Nebraska senior receiver Quincy Enunwa fends off a player during the Purdue game in West Lafayette, Ind., on Oct. 12. Nebraska will face Minnesota this weekend, and coach Bo Pelini said the Golden Gophers may pose a challenge for the Huskers.
new challenge T up north Improved minnesota team could pose challenge for nu football story by chris heady | file photo by matt masin
he No. 24 Nebraska football team will head north this weekend to play the hot 5-2 Minnesota Golden Gophers who are coming off of a surprising 20-17 win against Northwestern on Oct. 20. “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. Coach Bo Pelini said he wasn’t surprised with Minnesota’s win, but he hopes his players realize the challenge that lies ahead. “Minnesota is getting better,” Pelini said. “I think they believe in what they are doing. I shouldn’t say I’m glad it happened. Hopefully it caught our guys’ attention. I’m sure it did.” The Gophers started 4-0 with wins against UNLV, New Mexico State, Western Illinois and San Jose State. They then
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NU aims to continue Big Ten success No. 13 Huskers will take on Ohio State after 3-0 sweep against Iowa State last Wednesday eric bertrand dn The No. 13 Nebraska volleyball team will take on the No. 24 Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday. According to the Nebraska coach John Cook, this will be a big test for the young Huskers. “They (Ohio State) are a dangerous team,” Cook said. “They are always tough to play there. It is going to be a huge match for us.” The Huskers started the week with a 3-0 sweep of the Iowa Hawkeyes on Wednesday. The Huskers had one of their most efficient attacking games of the season against the Hawkeyes by having a hitting clip of .388 percent on the match. The Huskers also had three players hit above .500 percent in the match: sophomore Cecilia Hall and freshmen Kadie Rolfzen and Melanie Keil. Senior Kelsey Robinson and Rolfzen led the offense with 11 kills each. Robinson also recorded three service aces and six digs on the match. Junior setter Mary Pollmiller tallied 33 assists and four block assists. The Hawkeyes’ offense was held to its lowest hitting percent by a Big Ten team, according to Cook. The coach also said Iowa plays a different style game than Ohio State. “Fortunately, we spent a lot of
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Senior forward Jordan Jackson said the Nebraska soccer team’s games against Ohio State and Penn State will be important, especially after losing to both last year.
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Sohomore middle blocker Cecilia Hall prepares to hit the ball during a recent volleyball match. The No. 13 Huskers will take on Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio this Friday.
After going undefeated last weekend on the road, the No. 21 Nebraska soccer team is ready to finish off the season strong at home before the Big Ten tournament. The Huskers will take the field this weekend against Ohio State and No. 16 Penn State. Last weekend, Nebraska beat Wisconsin in a 2-1 overtime thriller followed by a 1-0 shut-
out against Minnesota, which puts them undefeated on the road in conference play this season. The team is also atop the Big Ten standings with a 7-1 record against conference opponents. With all the road games finished for the season, the team is ready to end the season on a high note in front of the home crowd. “It’s awesome to be at home,” senior goalkeeper Emma Stevens
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