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Perlman introduces plans for green spaces, libraries
14TH STREET BUS ROUTE
UNL students may find it easier to get to the heart of campus if plans move forward to change 14th Street into a bus route. The current plan is to expand the northern portion of 14th Street from Vine Street to R Street. Currently, 14th Street ends in a cul-de-sac just south of Vine Street. The expansion project would bring the road all the way through campus, past Andrews Hall and the Nebraska Union, where it would connect with R Street, Perlman said. “It will allow students coming from East Campus, or anywhere, to get to the center of campus easier,” Perlman said. “It would create a direct route to (Nebraska) Innovation Campus as well.”
CITY AND EAST CAMPUS MALLS
Perlman wants to introduce malls to UNL — but not the kind associated with discount stores and food courts. Rather, the plan would bring green spaces and shaded walkways where students can study and walk between classes. The new greenspaces would be installed on City and East Campus. Grass and trees would replace the parking lot on the east side of Memorial Stadium, know as the “Loop.” It would end at 14th Street, which is already a mall. Perlman’s plan, according to UNL’s Plan Big website, would modify 14th Street to a multi-modal mall with distinct paths for walkers, bicyclists and buses. It would extend on north 14th near the Harper-SchrammSmith residence halls. Additionally, the existing mall from Love Library to the Coliseum would be strengthened. The mall on East Campus would stretch from the front of the Nebraska East Union going west to Holdrege Street. There is not a completion date or estimated cost, as this is also apart of UNL’s 15-year plan. Perlman said there has always been a hint of malls on campus but they’ve never been completed to
CITY CAMPUS PLANS CURRENT PARKING
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman has big plans to change the look of the university during the next 15 years. Three of those plans include turning 14th Street into a bus route, creating a system of malls on City Campus and East Campus and repurposing the campus libraries. The Daily Nebraskan took a look at each one.
There is no set beginning or completion date, as the bus route expansion is part of a 15-year plan. Perlman said there is no estimated cost, as the plans are still in the early stages. Perlman said having a street through the middle of campus will present minimal risk to students. Cars won’t be allowed to drive on the road; it will be limited to buses. “It obviously creates a little more interaction between traffic and pedestrians, but I think campus can adjust to that,” Perlman said. “The benefits are worth it.” Jesse Milliken, a junior broadcasting major, thinks cars should also be able to drive on the road. “I think the plan is a good idea, but I don’t ride the bus so it would be more convenient to be able to drive on it,” Milliken said. UNL is looking to other universities for reference, including the University of Denver, which has similar routes through campus. Jennifer Dam, the assistant director of Campus Planning & Space Management, said the route would help create a unique energy on campus. “An easy route between City and East Campus and the Haymarket area will create a sense of vibrancy and vitality,” Dam said.
CURRENT GREEN SPACE THIS AREA WILL BECOME A GREEN SPACE FUTURE BUS ROUTE
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Food vendors from around Lincoln let students try out samples, take coupons at Taste of UNL. photos by Katrina Keogh
ABOVE: Restaurants in the Lincoln area serve UNL students and faculty at the Taste of UNL event Wednesday afternoon. Buffalo Wild Wings in particular was so popular at the event that the restaurant had to call in for more food to keep up with demand. RIGHT: Selleck’s green space was crowded Wednesday afternoon with students cramming to get a Taste of UNL.
Big Ten inflates freshman class Perlman confident that UNL is on its way to the 30,000 enrollment goal
Sarah Cohen DN The Big Ten footprint is responsible for this year’s increase in freshman enrollment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Chancellor Harvey Perlman said. This fall, UNL welcomed 4,420 freshmen to campus, up 12 percent from the previous year. There was a 32 percent increase in non-resident enrollment to bring the total student enrollment to 24,445. Perlman said students want a Big Ten education and find that UNL offers one for a reasonable price. “UNL should be bigger to compete with other universities in the Big Ten,” Perlman said. “It seems pretty clear by looking at the numbers, where we make investments we see returns.” With Perlman’s goal of 30,000 students enrolled by 2017 in mind, Alan
Cerveny, dean of enrollment management, said this enrollment growth is promising. “We’re going to be a school of 30,000, no question about it,” Cerveny said. “Achieving this goal by 2017 is still very doable.” Amber Williams, director of the Office of Admissions, said UNL is different from other Big Ten schools because there is no cap on student admission, allowing recruiting efforts to reach more students across the country. According to Williams, UNL has increased its recruitment presence instate, out-of-state and internationally. “We have some really unique talking points for our campus and we’ve spent a lot of time and resources improving the UNL website, marketing material and campus advertising,” Williams said. “Not to mention, we are one of the most affordable schools in the Big Ten and across the country.” Areas of admission that experienced a slight drop in enrollment were graduate, professional and first-time transfer students. Cerveny thinks this problem will be alleviated as the university continues to see increases in undergraduate admissions. “It wasn’t about just getting bigger,” Cerveny said. “Because of the size of other Big Ten schools, their tuition revenue can go toward more tenured faculty positions.” Cerveny said the increased tu-
ition revenue from the enrollment boost will be the investment the university needs to develop strategic areas of international excellence as well as raise the academic prestige bar in the future. “What’s really exciting is seeing visitors who have never been to the state of Nebraska, let alone Lincoln, be blown away by this university,” Cerveny said. Enrollment has also been making major developments in improving the undergraduate transfer credit evaluation process. Students want to know how the credit they achieve before college is going to fit into their degree before accepting admission to a particular university. And even as concern persists about increasing enrollment, Cerveny said there’s another area in which the university is doing well: Students are taking less time to achieve degrees. In the last three years, more than 15,000 students have graduated from UNL. “If students were taking seven years to get a degree, enrollment numbers would grow rather significantly,” Cerveny said. “The reality is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is graduating more students than ever before in the 144 year history of the university.” News@ dailynebraskan.com
BY THE NUMBERS: THE FRESHMAN CLASS
First-time freshmen from Lincoln increased
First-time freshmen from other states increased
This year’s average ACT score for freshmen is
–the second highest in school history
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NU Regents to vote on president’s salary increase, contract Melissa Allen Dn
and administrative salaries at the midpoint of peers to help assure successful recruiting and retenThe University of Nebraska Board tion.” Initiatives to increase salaries of Regents is set to vote at its Friday of NU’s president and chancellors meeting on a 2.5 percent annual began in 2008 by the Board of Reincrease to University of Nebraska gents. President James B. MilThe salaries of liken’s salary and a university presidents three-year contract exmostly depend on the tension. longevity of the perIf approved, Millikson’s position, said en’s salary will increase Dara Troutman, chief of by $10,519 to $431,276 staff for the president’s a year. Milliken has the office. second-lowest salary of “They often proall Big Ten presidents. vide higher salaries for Tim Clare, the chairnew presidents, but man of the board, said President Milliken has raising Milliken’s pay been in the office for a will increase the unimilliken long time,” she said. “It versity’s competitivetakes a highly specialness and attract more ized individual to take talented leadership. “We recognize that President on these executive duties, and most Milliken’s salary is lower than people in these positions are from the baby boomer age, and there are many of his peers,” Clare wrote in more vacancies for these positions, an email. “The Board’s long-standing compensation philosophy has been to advocate for faculty, staff
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thursday, september 19, 2013
On campus what: Second Chance Cinema: Monsters University when: 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. where: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center more information: $1 for UNL students with a valid NCard.
what: Career Fair Prep/Resume Review Night when: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. where: Nebraska Union
what: Jamie Reimer, Soprano when: 7:30 p.m. where: Kimball Recital Hall more information: Free admission
IN LINCOLN what: Jim Pipher (music) and Sam Avery Booksigning (“The Pipeline and the Paradigm”) when: 7 p.m. where: Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso, 1624 South St. more information: Free admission
Cedar Point teaches biology in a different way maricia guzman dn
For students who attend summer classes at the Cedar Point Biological Station in western Nebraska, the term “classroom experience” takes on a whole new meaning. Cedar Point students spend much of their time outside applying the knowledge and skills they’ve gained in the classroom by collecting turtles and toads or exploring the prairie terrain. “The experience brings biology to life for students,” biology associate professor Gwen Bachman said. “It’s a hands-on experience instead of just reading in a textbook.” The station has served as a field-based classroom setting and research lab for students and researchers at UNL since 2002. Bachman has taught at Cedar Point for three years and said her students have done a variety of research and learning, such as identifying different habitats of the animals in the area, testing the metabolic rates of different sized animals and doing research regarding the immune system of turtles among many other things. The station is located near Ogallala, and sits just east of Lake McConaughy. Students can take a variety of classes, but the majority of courses are biology-related. Kate Kollars, a senior anthropology and biological sciences major, has taken three biological science courses at Cedar Point and said she’s enjoyed her experience every time. courtesy photo “The classes at CPBS were Cedar Point Biological Station, located near Ogallala and east of Lake McConaughy, has served as a field-based classroom setting more beneficial for me than the and research lab since 2002. corresponding courses would have been on campus,” Kollars and faculty have to live on the said. “Smaller class sizes, more students and professors are so interaction with the professors, passionate about biological sci- camp for the duration of their and more hands-on activities ences they enjoy the opportunity class. “It’s a little bit like going to helped me retain more informa- to learn more. The campus looks much summer camp,” Bachman said. tion.” For many students attending Kollars said the intimate more like a summer camp than a classes at Cedar Point, it is also a setting offers opportunities for university setting, complete with good opportunity to explore the professors and students to get to cabins, a cafeteria and classwestern part of the state. rooms. know each other “On weekends, people would The station better. The travel to see western Nebraska atsits on grasslands “The profestractions like Carhenge and Chimand near natural sors’ willingness experience ney Rock,” Kollars said. ponds, streams, to interact with She added that in their free wet meadows and students outside brings biology to time students would also go cacedar-forested of class time at life for students.” noeing, hiking or to the “beach” canyons. CPBS is someon the campus. The buildings thing unique,” Kollars and Bachman recomwere originally Kollars said. “It gwen bachman mend the Cedar Point experience built in the 1960s. shows students biology associate professor to any student interested in sciEarly on, they that the instrucence or the outdoors; students do made up what was tors care and not need to be biological science then called Cedar helps motivate Point Ranch, which served as majors to take classes at CPBS. students even further.” “If you like biology, the outBecause the class sessions Girl Scout camp. It was later purare only three weeks long, many chased by the School of Biological doors and don’t mind getting a litSciences at UNL from the Gains- tle messy, I think you would enjoy classes last most of the day, a Cedar Point class,” Kollars said. forth family. which can make them challengcourtesy photo news@ Because of Cedar Point’s dising for students. Some of the research at Cedar Point Biological Station centers dailynebraskan.com tance from Lincoln, both students However, Kollars said most
around turtles’ immune systems.
ASUN requires discrimination clause updates or changes in other areas beforethe time cap. ASUN will give ASUN senators also hosted members from the Council of RSOs five years Student Affairs Directors for the to update nonopen forum section of the meeting. Senators of various committees discrimination met with different directors in a clauses in bylaws roundtable-type discussion to start making plans for how the directors can aid committees in project planning. REECE RISTAU “Our senators were able to go DN around to the directors based on their committees to start figuring out projThe Association of Students of ects,” Reznicek said. the University of Nebraska on Some of the members of the counWednesday voted unanimously to cil include Dr. James Guest, director of require Recognized Student Orgathe University Health nizations to update Center, Charlie Frantheir non-discrimicis, the director of the We’re nation clauses. Nebraska Unions and excited to The amendment Bill Watts, the new dito the ASUN by- see what we can rector of campus adlaws was proposed vising. as a result of the accomplish with Jeff Story, the exUniversity of Ne- the collaboration.” ternal vice president braska-Lincoln upof ASUN and a junior dating its non-disEnglish and political jeff story crimination clauses asun external vice president science major, said to include genetic the goal of the open information, poforum was to generlitical affiliation and pregnancy. A ate ideas for committee projects and secondary clause stipulates RSOs to better discuss how the directors can will now have five years to upwork with ASUN. date their bylaws to include the “It went a lot better than we exsame, said Eric Reznicek, presipected,” Story said. “We’re excited to dent of ASUN and a senior finance see what we can accomplish with the and marketing major. RSOs are collaboration.” required to update their bylaws NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM sooner if they make amendments
Language program facilities to be renovated Badar Alshr is an intermediatelevel student in PIESL and arrived After growth, in Lincoln three weeks ago from Oman, a country that borders Sauprograms in English di Arabia on the southeast. Alshr as a Second Language said he hopes to study architecture engineering after he finishes will gain office space, and with his classes. technology “They give me homework and tests so I am busy all day — I like it,” Alshr said. Under PIESL, a student can be sophie tatum placed in one of three sub-sections dn depending on their prior language abilities. These sub-sections inOn the fifth floor of East Nebraska clude: credit-bearing classes, the Hall, international students sit in Advanced for Credit Intensive classrooms every day, ready to imEnglish Program and the Intensive prove their English. Soon, they’ll English Program, Ochsner said. have even more opportunities to Not all students are admitted into do so. the university, depending on their Programs in English as a Secskill level and PIESL sub-section. ond Language, or PIESL, holds Credit-bearing classes allow daily classes to help students both graduate and undergraduate meet the University of Nebraskastudents to take sections of EngLincoln’s English lish 150 and 151 for proficiency requirenon-native speakThey ments. The proers while also takgram, which is run ing classes related give me through the UNL’s to their major at the English Depart- homework and university. ment, has grown “They are weltests so I am busy so much during the come to take courspast few years that all day - I like it.” es that are geared the facilities will be for the domestic Badar alshr renovated in Nostudents but many piesl student vember. of them are a little Renovations intimidated with will include addithat level of writtional office space, technology in ing,” Ochsner said. the classrooms and possibly space The Advanced for Credit Infor a language lab, said Carol Och- tensive English Program is for stusner, assistant director of PIESL. dents who haven’t fully met the “We have just exploded,” Ochuniversity requirements but are sner said. close, Ochsner said. This program Each student’s time in the allows students to take intensive PIESL program is different de- English classes plus one course pending on when they are ready from the university in a differto take their major’s classes and be ent subject matter, “so they sort fully immersed into UNL classes. of have one foot in the university
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Brooke David, a language center instructor, shows Evellinne Maria Ramos, freshman computer science major, and Maha AlJohani, sophomore information science major, different ways to use their vocabulary. The center is on the fifth floor of East Nebraska Hall and teaches students English as a second language. regular class,” Ochsner said. Lastly, the Intensive English Program is for students who have met all requirements for being admitted except the language proficiency. Students in this program study only English for 20 hours a week. Just within this program, there are five levels of proficiency. “Because we have so many students it’s better to put them in similar ability and proficiency levels,” Ochsner said. Ochsner has been working for
PIESL for 24 years and said it has been interesting to see how different countries have changed politically and economically over the years. She said the students who come to the U.S. and are a part of the PIESL program often depend on their countries’ situation. “I am just awestruck everyday by the goals that these students that have, and their tenacity and sort of the life they have set themselves up for,” Ochsner said. NEWS@ DAILYNEBRASKAN.COM
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reading tips Love Library held a session Wednesday afternoon to give students tips and techniques for studying. Session leader Nicole Smith introduced these tips on how students can improve their studying. First, figure out your learning style. Not everybody can study the same way. Certain study habits that help some may not work for others. People are not limited to each of these areas. Mix and match these techniques in order to find your best learning style.
cops briefs $85 pedals stolen off mountain bike
perlman: from 1 EAST CAMPUS PLANS
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln student reported his or her bike pedals were stolen off a Kona Kula mountain bike while it was locked to a rack near Love Library North on Sept. 11. The stolen pedals are silver with the brand name MKS and model Grip King. The total loss was estimated to be $85.
CURRENT PARKING CURRENT GREEN SPACE FUTURE MALL AREA
Man caught taking police bait bike
East Campus Mall
A Lincoln man was jailed early Friday morning after attempting to steal a bike University Police uses to catch bike thieves. Bryan J. Lee, 43, was found with the bike near 14th and R streets. Lee was charged with a Class I misdemeanor and cited for criminal mischief, obstructing a police officer, attempted theft and possession of burglar’s tools.
Man exposes self at footbridge
An unknown man exposed himself to a woman on the Antelope Valley footbridge Sunday evening. The suspect is a white man with blond hair, and he was wearing a black T-shirt and shorts. He rode away on a bike. The investigation is ongoing.
Man disturbs student in Love Library -If you are a visual learner, you will learn best from watching your teacher teach. Sit up front in your class and make sure to take detailed notes on what you are learning. For greater effect use a variety of colored pens, pencils, highlighters and notecards to keep tabs on your notes. Write out the questions and answers you are reading and use them to make flashcards. Be sure to study in a quiet yet visually appealing place.
-If you are an auditory learner, you will learn best from listening to your teacher. Sit in a place within the room where you can clearly listen to your teacher. Record lessons and lectures so you can listen to them later to help review material. Read chapters aloud and create mnemonic devices or jingles to help remember those more troublesome bits of information. Auditory learners learn best in groups, so discussing problems and questions with other students will greatly increase your studying capabilities.
-If you are a kinetic learner, you will learn best by doing things. These types of learners are more suited for active environments rather than class settings; however by remaining active, they will be able to focus better than by sitting still. When you are studying, be sure to keep active. Draw charts and trace over key vocabulary to help remember questions and answers; be sure to write everything out. Take small breaks in order to keep your brain from overworking itself. Gain small quiet habits you can use to help relieve stress while you study: chew gum, drum your fingers or even tap your toes. The SQ3R Technique SQ3R stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recall and Review. It’s a study technique that can help a person read deeper into their texts for class. 1. Survey Skim through the information and figure out what your reading is about. 2. Question Write down different questions to help engage your mind as you engage the material. You can later bring any leftover questions to your lecture and ask your teacher. 3. Read Pretty straightforward. Read the material. 4. Recall Go to a friend, family member or even practice on yourself. Simply review and recap all that happened in your reading. If you couldn’t explain the material to someone else, then you don’t understand it. 5. Review Go back and review the chapter as a whole. —Compiled by Jacob Elliott art by Rebecca Rickertsen
A non-student was contacted after following and staring at a UNL student inside of Love Library North on Monday night. John D. Allen of Eagle, Neb., was cited and released for disturbing the peace and was issued a UNL Trespass Policy letter. The victim reported being scared and disturbed. There doesn’t appear to be a connection between Allen and the victim.
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Drought puts damper on UNL ag research It’s hard to analyze drought’s effects on crops when crops are dead, UNL specialist says maricia guzman dn When the fountain outside the Nebraska Union ran dry in summer 2012, it became obvious the drought was affecting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. But drought affects other areas of campus, too — including agricultural research. The university has extension facilities all across the state, many of which are in regions of Nebraska that suffered harsher droughts than the one experienced in Lincoln. Greg Kruger is an assistant professor and cropping systems specialist at a UNL extension center in North Platte. He conducts research involving crop production and drought effects. “Some of the research we do is geared around understanding drought and drought irrigation, so it’s beneficial on that side,” Kruger said. “But for general crop production research, drought really affects your work.” This past summer, Kruger conducted various crop research, including variety testing, which is looking at the different genetics in corn, soy beans and wheat. However, Kruger said once it got too dry, the crops died and the studies were ruined. “It’s just like if we were farmers. There’s not much we can do but try the studies again next year,” he said. Kruger said in the North Platte area, last year ’s drought wasn’t as bad as this year ’s because the area started the summer with a higher moisture profile – or more water from the year before. However, the 2013 summer was worse because the previous year ’s drought compacted with this year ’s lack of moisture to make the effects more severe. Compared with 2012, the drought during the past sum-
mer wasn’t as harsh in many parts of the state. The U.S. Drought Monitor classified the majority of Lancaster County as having moderate drought conditions, with only parts of the county having a severe drought status. Lincoln County, where North Platte is located, was classified as having an extreme drought status with a small portion classified as being in a severe drought. “There were various situations around the state as a whole,” said Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at UNL. Fuchs said Lincoln did fairly well with its drought situation this year and more normal precipitation and cooler temperatures helped improve the drought status. “Still, there are other parts of the state that continue to suffer from the drought,” Fuchs said. “It especially affects farmers, ranchers and agriculture.” These effects are something Kruger knows well. In addition to conducting research for the university, Kruger said the job of extension centers is to work with individuals in the community. “Right now we’re talking a lot with individual farmers and ranchers so we can plan ahead for drought next year,” Kruger said. Kruger said there are many ways for farmers to prepare for drought. Some examples are field preparation after the harvest, planning to plant crops that fare better in dry climates or even planting hybrid corn that uses less water. Drought is a nuisance when it comes to researching crop production, but it can be devastating to crop production and the agricultural industry in the real world. For Nebraska, whose state economy relies heavily on agriculture, the University of Nebraska and its extension centers play important roles in preparing farmers all over the state, in the best ways they can. “We just have to plan ahead,” Kruger said. “We never know when drought will hit us; we just have to plan accordingly.” news@ dailynebraskan.com
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman has big plans to change the look of the university during the next 15 years. Three of those plans include turning 14th Street into a bus route, creating a system of malls on City Campus and East Campus and repurposing the campus libraries. The Daily Nebraskan took a look at each one.
14TH STREET BUS ROUTE
UNL students may find it easier to get to the heart of campus if plans move forward to change 14th Street into a bus route. The current plan is to expand the northern portion of 14th Street from Vine Street to R Street. Currently, 14th Street ends in a cul-de-sac just south of Vine Street. The expansion project would bring the road all the way through campus, past Andrews Hall and the Nebraska Union, where it would connect with R Street, Perlman said. “It will allow students coming from East Campus, or anywhere, to get to the center of campus easier,” Perlman said. “It would create a direct route to (Nebraska) Innovation Campus as well.” There is no set beginning or completion date, as the bus route expansion is part of a 15-year plan. Perlman said there is no estimated cost, as the plans are still in the early stages. Perlman said having a street through the middle of campus will present minimal risk to students. Cars won’t be allowed to
drive on the road; it will be limited to buses. “It obviously creates a little more interaction between traffic and pedestrians, but I think campus can adjust to that,” Perlman said. “The benefits are worth it.” Jesse Milliken, a junior broadcasting major, thinks cars should also be able to drive on the road. “I think the plan is a good idea, but I don’t ride the bus so it would be more convenient to be able to drive on it,” Milliken said. UNL is looking to other universities for reference, including the University of Denver, which has similar routes through campus. Jennifer Dam, the assistant director of Campus Planning & Space Management, said the route would help create a unique energy on campus. “An easy route between City and East Campus and the Haymarket area will create a sense of vibrancy and vitality,” Dam said.
CITY AND EAST CAMPUS MALLS
Perlman wants to introduce malls to UNL — but not the kind associated with discount stores and food courts. Rather, the plan would bring green spaces and shaded walkways where students can study and walk between classes. The new greenspaces would be installed on City and East Campus. Grass and trees would replace the parking lot on the east side of Memorial Stadium, know as the “Loop.” It would end at 14th Street, which is already a mall. Perlman’s plan, according to UNL’s Plan Big website,
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milliken: from 1 Melissa Allen Dn The University of Nebraska Board of Regents is set to vote at its Friday meeting on a 2.5 percent annual increase to University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken’s salary and a three-year contract extension. If approved, Milliken’s salary will increase by $10,519 to $431,276 a year. Milliken has the second-lowest salary of all Big Ten presidents. Tim Clare, the chairman of the board, said raising Milliken’s pay will increase the university’s competitiveness and attract more talented leadership. “We recognize that President Milliken’s salary is lower than many of his peers,” Clare wrote in an email. “The Board’s long-standing compensation philosophy has been to advocate for faculty, staff and administrative salaries at the midpoint of peers to help assure successful recruit-
ing and retention.” Initiatives to increase salaries of NU’s president and chancellors began in 2008 by the Board of Regents. The salaries of university presidents mostly depend on the longevity of the person’s position, said Dara Troutman, chief of staff for the president’s office. “They often provide higher salaries for new presidents, but President Milliken has been in the office for a long time,” she said. “It takes a highly specialized individual to take on these executive duties, and most people in these positions are from the baby boomer age, and there are more vacancies for these positions, and they’re in high demand.” The board approved the 2008 initiatives to raise salaries after a 4.3 percent drop in salaries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a 10.9 percent drop at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2007, according to a March 2008 report.
October 19 - Haunted Atchison Atchison is said to be the Midwest’s Spookiest Location! We will go on the Mt Vernon Cemetery tour before the self-guided tour through the Sallie House which is rumored to be haunted by a young girl who died during a failed surgery in the home. The last activity is a “Murder Mystery Dinner and a night with Edgar Allen Poe and the Encore Players.” Cost is $125 and includes transportation, meals, and activities. We will leave from Gateway Mall (66th & O) behind McDonalds and Red Lobster at 9:00 am and return to this spot at midnight. Reserve your seat by Oct 1
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Fans should direct anger elsewhere or forget about it In the past three days, thousands of Nebraska football fans have been forced to decide whether a coach who once described them in terms of the f-bomb is still worthy of their loyalty. University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials have weighed disciplinary action for Bo Pelini, the embattled coach who ridiculed “fair-weather” fans and local media in a secretly recorded tape from Oct. 8, 2011. Local sports writers have provided exhaustive coverage of the incident that’s thrown Husker nation into an all-out frenzy. But these reporters and columnists have a responsibility to the public that the fans do not, and a few have been shirking it entirely. For some, it seems the hype has gone directly to their heads. In particular, one local columnist referred to the tipster behind the secret audio as a “degenerate” and a “weasel.” Another from the same paper blasted the tipster a day later guessing “he” is “28-35, Blackshirts flags on his F-150, C-minus in freshman composition.” The column in question presented the site behind the leaks, Deadspin.com, with cheeky alternative story ideas, seeming to dismiss the Pelini fiasco as a nonstory. To be clear, then, the writer chose to respond in the form of a story to a piece she believed unworthy of coverage in the first place. The columns reads like a textbook case of misplaced anger – outrage directed at the messenger behind the tapes, rather than the man who delivered the four-letter salvos himself. Such rhetoric is dangerous and mean-spirited in a state where coaches have received threats on their answering machines following poor team outings. One is reminded of the messages defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove received after a 2007 loss to Kansas. Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman was forced to conceal his identity completely after trying to catch a foul ball that some fans saw as the reason a decades-long World Series drought pressed on in 2003. We’d be naive to assume Nebraska’s fan base would not shun and harass a leaker in similar fashion. Members of the free press, rather than attack an independent citizen for leaking a tape he or she had the right to release, should instead either direct their frustration at the coach himself or simply dismiss the audio as irrelevant by ignoring it. Acting in any other manner – berating an anonymous tipster – does the public no good. Such rhetoric only serves those looking to gain favor with the athletic department on the heels of a scandal.
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Confession not just for attention
hatever you do, don’t drink and drive. I came across a video this week on YouTube that really got me thinking about the things people put on the Internet for attention. The video begins with a man confessing to a crime he committed earlier this summer, which ended in a man’s death. The end of the video, however, made me rethink my preconceived ideas that everything people put on the Internet is for attention. After watching the video “I killed a man” in which Matthew Cordle confesses to driving under the influence of alcohol and killing Vincent Canzani, I had to ask myself, “Did he make this video to seek personal attention, or did he truly feel sorry for his actions and try to bring attention to the issue at hand: drinking and driving? Why make it a public confession, anyway?” Before the Internet and YouTube, people have made public confessions in the form of books, anonymous letters, music and television. The same question can be asked of these confessions as well — is the focus of the confession on the transgressor, or the issue? What is the benefit of these public admissions of guilt? To answer the question of focus one must analyze the admission, in this case a YouTube video, to determine if they think it is genuine and the focus is not on seeking personal recognition or sympathy. Many comments on the video insist that Cordle’s confession was only for personal attention. But after watching the three-and-a-half minute video, I decided that Cordle made this video for the right reasons: to somehow begin to “fix” what he had done. Though he can never bring back Canzani, he can draw attention to the issue of drinking and driving. Also one must look at the circumstances
Travis Eubanks surrounding the confession to help determine if it is being presented honestly. In Cordle’s case, his confession may be what ultimately puts him behind bars for the crime he committed. An article in the Huffington Post detailing the legal proceedings against Cordle reveal the consequences he may face if he is convicted, “Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien on Thursday said Cordle was a suspect in the deadly crash but hadn’t been charged. O’Brien said he saw the video on Wednesday and downloaded a copy onto a CD as evidence. He said he’ll ask a grand jury to indict Cordle for aggravated vehicular homicide with an alcohol specification, a charge that carries a maximum of eight years in prison upon conviction.” More than 10,000 people died in drunk driving crashes in 2012, according to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration. If the video of Cordle’s confession can prevent even one drunk-driving death, did it not do its job? This video may be the one thing someone remembers before making the decision to drive under the influence, and may be the one thing that convinces them to not drink and drive. The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration says that three people younger than 21 will die each day in a drunk driving accident in 2013, on average. This video, a public confession of a crime and the consequences associated with it, is more accessible to those teens and young adults than a book, anonymous letter or even music. A story and a name is associated with a face, a real person
involving real emotions. The last minute of the video is a plea from Cordle to the viewer to promise to never drink and drive and to never make the excuses and the mistake that he made. I believe this plea is genuine and from the bottom of his heart. He didn’t make this video because of the legal consequences facing him now, but because of the guilt knowing the hurt and suffering that Canzani’s friends and family is experiencing as a result of his actions. It is his way of apologizing to Canzani and paying tribute to his memory. “Don’t say it’s only a few miles, or you’ve only had a few beers, or you do it all the time, it’ll never happen to you — because it happened to me. … Your victims can still be saved,” Cordle begs. Immediately I began to think of the family and friends I have lost to drinking and driving accidents, one of which occurred very recently. I think that this is why I was so moved by Cordle’s public confession and that I believe his motives were genuine. A friend and distant cousin of mine died in a single-vehicle drinking and driving accident this summer. She was only 20, returning to school for her junior year of college in only a few weeks. I remember the hurt and pain that her parents, brothers, sisters, family and friends felt, the pain that I felt. Her decision to drink and drive cannot be reversed, cannot be undone. Though she did not injure anyone else because of her decision to drink and drive, my friend and cousin is no longer with us today. It seems as though most videos people put on the Internet are seeking attention, rather than to spread a message. The video “I killed a man” proves this is not always the case. Travis Eubanks is a freshman Business Administration major. Reach him at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com
School enrollment is a business
reshman enrollment for 2013-2014 school year was the third largest in UNL’s history. If you haven’t heard already, the administration is trying extremely hard to reach cumulative 30,000 in enrollment. Chancellor Harvey Perlman has emphasized this goal for the past two years in his annual addresses, and the strides we’ve made toward it were key points in his 2013 State of the University address on Tuesday. We’re attracting students with new housing, revamped and reconstructed arenas, soon-tobe renovated soccer and tennis facilities, and much more Don’t be fooled by the shiny new things – the administration’s intent is not as pure has Harvey has made it out to be. Higher education has become a business, and this has only fed more students in the already bloated system. In today’s system, high school students are pressured into the traditional fouryear path; however, this may not their best option. Why does Harvey Perlman keep touting the magical number of 30,000? While some believe it has to do with the fact that we’re the second smallest university in the Big Ten, I believe it’s an effort to combat the state cutbacks that have plagued flagship universities since 2001. Dubbed the Public College Crisis, public universities are dealing with cutbacks as state governments instill austerity measures to rebalance checkbooks. This in turn has led to the disinvestment of state colleges in quality education and increase in college tuition. During the past five years, tuition has increased nearly 15 percent with adjustment to inflation. In essence, it’s the shift of financial burden from the state to the student. This shift was still not enough to combat increasing costs for UNL. And while Board of Regents withheld faculty salary increases for the fiscal year of 2012-2013, despite the 9 percent salary increase for Perlman in 2011, the University has still started the year with a $2 million deficit. As Perlman alluded to in his
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State of the University Address of 2012, the only way to fund our deficit is to shift it onto 6,000 additional Friday night headaches for UNL PD. However, Perlman and the Board of Regents approach to solving the deficit isn’t unique to the University of Nebraska. Today, governing boards of colleges are pressuring presidents and chancellors to act more as corporate executive officers. Qualities such as raising money and cutting educational spending are valued over leadership experience and passion. Higher education, like everything else in this country, has become a business, driven by numbers and lead by management motivated by results. In turn, we as the students are the customers. I believe there are too many customers of the higher education experience. While the number of degree-seeking students has grown by 37 percent , the managerial, technical and professional jobs available have fallen. According to the Labor Department, it’s estimated that one of three college graduates is currently in a job that requires less than a bachelor ’s degree. While you may need BS (Bachelors of Science, not bullshit) in chemistry to cook meth (Shout out to Walter White), you don’t need one to make the perfect Bloody Mary. It’s time to scrap the long-held notion that four-year universities are the only option, especially when the university has a 64 percent six-year graduation rate. For examples of institution providing practical and relevant skills to their students, I suggest we look to Europe: specifically Germany.
The German model of schooling provides an alternative to higher education. This dual system of vocational education and training gives students with less-than-perfect grades a chance to take classes in the field of their interest in addition to working in a paid apprenticeship. Deutsche Lufthansa Airlines, the largest airline in Europe, offers such a program. Students of Lufthansa Vocational School split their time between workshops, classes and working on real aircraft. This holistic experience pays the equivalent of $1,000 a month and students of this program can expect their salary to triple after completion of the program. Such alternative educational methods have been the secret to Germany’s low youth unemployment. In addition, this learn-on-the-job apprenticeship system, which has its roots in the Middle Ages, is factor contributing to the incredibly robust German economy. Students are able to hone their skills and remain competitive for the job market without having to incur $25,000 in debt, which is approximately that of the average University of Nebraska graduate. I have full confidence in the abilities of Harvey Perlman to bring the enrollment up 30,000. However, he can’t guarantee that 9,000 will even be out in six years. There’s no doubt that these additional 6,000 students will be critical for rebalancing the checkbooks of our University. However, it’s this numbers game that fortifies the flaws within the higher educational system of America. Students today are not guaranteed a job or even desirable skills for the professional world. In addition, for those who do graduate, many leave swamped with debt. In some sense, we are setting our students up for failure. And let’s be honest, we don’t have the parking. Jai Kumar Mediratta is a junior Biochemistry major. Reach him at opinion@ dailynebraskan.com
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Julie and Paige Snook eat lunch at Hiro 88 Tuesday afternoon in the Haymarket. Hiro 88 is a sushi and Asian cuisine restaurant that has recently opened.
holding story by Katrine Limseth photos by Allison Hess
New restaurant provides Asian cuisine that many can find appealing.
or newly opened Hiro 88, even its name is a sampling of the Asian cultures its cuisine combines. “Hiro is a popular male name in Japan, like John or Bob,” said the restaurant’s district manager, Charles Yin. The number eight is considered lucky in Chinese culture. “Double the 8, double the luck,” he said.
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Hiro 88 is the restaurant’s third location, with the other two located in Omaha. The restaurant also includes a bar with one of Lincoln’s largest sake selections.
Omaha-based Hiro 88 recently opened the doors of its newest location. Located on Canopy Street in the West Haymarket Entertainment District in Lincoln, across from the Pinnacle Bank Arena, Hiro 88 fits in, adding to the newly created urban atmosphere of the Railyard. The restaurant in Lincoln’s Haymarket is Hiro 88’s third location, and has been a pop-
ular choice for diners in Omaha for several years. On Sept. 5 the restaurant hosted its official grand opening, a charity event, where all proceeds went to the United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska and the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. After a special family and friends event on Friday, Hiro 88’s doors opened to the general public. Before the launch, a Facebook group,
“Bring Hiro 88 to Lincoln,” had fans buzzing since July 2012. Today the Facebook page has more than 1,300 likes, and the restaurant is already experiencing a flow of visitors. “(The new location) was already planned so we just did that campaign to see what everyone’s feedback from Lincoln was like and kind of built some excitement, which it did,” said Chadwick Fisher, one of the restaurant’s
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Students have mixed opinions on Jay Z at arena I want to go to his concert. (If I do go), I want a good performance from him. I think his new album is better than anything from back in the day. It used to be about Roc Boys and now it’s mostly focused on him and his marriage and stuff now.” Tia Cushinberry
freshman child, youth, and family studies major
It’s not really my thing. I probably wouldn’t have money for tickets anyway.” Haiden Nelson
sophomore history major
I do think it’s nice that since we’re getting such big names in, it leads to other big names coming in.”
That’s not really my type of music. I listen to new age music like rock and metal — not the screaming kind. I like Lana Del Ray — not that she’s metal.”
freshman news-editorial major
freshman biological sciences major
Yeah, it’s gonna be too expensive probably. I mostly just listen to his popular stuff and right now I just don’t have a bunch of extra money to spend so it’s just not in my budget.”
“It’ll be pretty cool. I know a lot of people who are going but I just am not. I have a few songs on my iPod of his, but not many. It is cool that with the Pinnacle we’re going to be able to get some new artists to come down here rather than going to the (CenturyLink) to see them.”
freshman architecture major
senior business administration major
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Freshman receives reality check at Mid-Semester Check better choices when it comes to social time compared to academic time?” the speaker asked. This question snapped me out of my daydream. Well, I thought to myself, I guess I could start doing Usually it just takes a phone call homework at the coffee shops infrom my mother to make me feel stead of using my laptop exclusively like I’m inadequate. to online shop. Or when my friends However, the required Mid- come to my room to study we could Semester Check managed to do open our books instead of watching the same Tuesday night. I left the Netflix the entire time. With each session overwhelmed by a feeling question she asked, the inadequacy of hopelessness that even my dear continued to mount. mother could not cause. Perhaps I I finally giggled when the words should just start calling the Univer- “commit to adjust barriers to acasity of Nebraska-Lincoln Enrollment demic success” came on the screen. staff every Sunday night. First of all, I don’t even know what Sitting near the back row, I those words mean strung together struggled to answer the first ques- like that. Secondly, what kind of bartion asked: “Why are you here?” riers are they talking about? Because The first thing that popped into the irregularity and inconsistency of mind was the slight fear of my edi- UNL’s Wi-Fi connection is probably tors and this story having to be writ- the biggest barrier to my academic ten. Eventually, I remembered that success. I haven’t been able to study attendance was required for my (watch Netflix) in my own room for scholarships, and I decided to pay two weeks. attention. The large session ended with the The session started with the staff having all of the students recite speaker having all of the students the supposedly famous “Cornhuskstand up and then sit down when er Oath.” Don’t know what that is? your answer to her question was a Don’t worry, neither did any of the “no.” students. The oath ended up being Question 1: “Have you gone to a long series of statements that I neiall of your classes?” ther remember nor ended up being A few students sat down. I was able to say. one of them. We were given multiple choices Question 2: “Have you studied for our first mini-session. Being the in the library?” fiscally irresponsible college student It’s a good thing I sat down after I am, I decided to attend “Financial the first question because this one Planning” in hopes it would solve was also a “no,” as were questions my incessant need to spend every three through six. At dollar I make. the end of the interThis part of I could rogation, a handful of the Mid-Semester start doing responsible freshmen Check started more remained standing homework positively than the and received rubber previous. I was able bracelets for their at the coffee to answer “yes” four weeks of suc- shops instead of to the question of cess. Good for them. whether I have a (I skipped my first using my laptop part time job (afterlecture on the third school teacher at the exclusively to day of classes.) Malone Center). My The speaker con- online shop.” optimism continued tinued with the imwhen the speaker portance of reviewasked if anybody has been using ing notes, working ahead in class their NCards to save money when and setting aside time to study, and eating out. The beauty of student I began to contemplate my academic discounts was the first thing I disinvolvement. Until that point, I covered when I moved to campus. had felt pretty good about my ef- I had to stifle the urge to fist pump forts with school. I had As in all of as I realized that I was successful for my classes, and I had only missed two questions in a row. one LIBR110 assignment. It was Reality came crashing down as then that I realized that most of my the speaker warned us about the grades had been because of pure dangers of all-you-can-eat buffets, luck and grace from professors. movie popcorn and concert tick“How many of you can make ets — all of which I hold near and
mike rendowski | dn dear to my heart. Also, she gave out great ideas for a cheap date, but I’m already infamous for being a cheap date myself. Sorry fellas. My depression grew as the speaker talked about the harsh realities of moving off campus. When she told us the estimated cost of what it would take to live with roommates in a decent neighborhood, I thought that I was doomed to live a Wi-Fi-less existence in Abel forever, confined to a room with a bed that collapses weekly and a fridge full of moldy DeLeon’s leftovers. And trust me, that is the most terrifying feeling in the world. The “Financial Planning” session ended with the speaker telling us that if we followed all of their tips, we would save more than $6000. That’s a lot of money, but my love for
Valentino’s buffet and Target online shopping is greater. The last session I attended was “Time Management.” Half of me wanted to attend because I really do suck at managing my time, but also because I wouldn’t have to switch rooms or get up from my seat. Again, the speaker began the session by requiring the students to stand and then sit when the questions applied to them. Question 1: “How many of you waste your time on social media?” A few students sat down. Just like last time, I was one of them. The next questions were about wasting time on naps (yes), socializing (yes) and Netflix (duh). One after one, students sat down until a precious few remained standing, claiming that they are already masters of
Noel Wells’ takes on ‘Toxic’ YouTube star becomes famous with her own take on how to perform Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic Cynthia Todd DN Britney Spears’ “Toxic” sure has a different ring to it now. Thanks noelkristi. Right after she finished shampooing, conditioning and peanutbuttering her hair, YouTuber, Noel Wells (noelkristi) reveals that she
One minute and 30 seconds has left all her sanity at the bathin she grabs the Corn Flakes and room door and has, instead, enshakes the entire box over herself, tered the world of embarrassing topping it off with some shredded viral YouTube videos. cheese. She’s really The first 50 sectrying to hit all the onds challenges On a serious food groups. viewers to decide a serious which direction it note, props note,Onprops to her will take: really infor lip-syncing appropriate or really to her for lipwhile pouring weird. Both? Don’t syncing while salsa all over herworry it’s just weird. self; that’s talent. Extremely weird. pouring salsa all Around two minAfter spreading over herself; that’s utes and 35 seconds the peanut butter in, she gives her atop her locks, she talent. viewers some nice proceeds to dump eye contact while ketchup, mustard, spreading mayonsriracha sauce and naise on her head. milk into her hair, causing viewers That should feel uncomfortto realize Wells’ video will consist able. Very uncomfortable entirely of showering with food.
Wells prepares herself for the grand finale by pouring an entire liter of strawberry Fanta over her head, probably to rinse off that spaghetti and sausage. Still singing. She finally ends the video with a pie to the face - an appropriate kicker. Everyone should also know the video “only took 34 seconds to get it right,” her description reads. Only 34? What went wrong? Never mind. No one needs to know the answer to that. Thanks to Wells’ video, over seven million people can safely say that it’s not a good idea to bring food into the shower and Spaghetti-O’s doesn’t substitute as conditioner. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
Pop music borrows from underground Music producers steal from industry trends to create radio hits, which cheapens overall quality Alex Rogers DN In order to be a successful music producer, the first prerequisite is being a good businessperson. The increasing influence of EDM (electronic dance music) in top 40 music is a force to be reckoned with. The line between pop music and electronic is one that is progressively blurring. The producers who are churning out pop hits are in on it and laughing their way to the bank. Recently, there has been a pattern of trends popularizing within the electronic music community, then mainstream music taking what’s popular and packaging it into radio-friendly pop songs. For example, look at what happened to dubstep. Dubstep originated in the UK, which evolved from a form of 2-step garage. Once it was popularized in the US, everyone was making a more aggressive form of dubstep on their computers, referred to as “brostep”. Skrillex is completely responsible for this movement. I know I wasn’t the only one who did a double-take when Taylor Swift, who could be considered a country singer, released
a song with a dubstep bass line in her single “I Knew You Were Trouble”. Hearing “Too Close” by Alex Clare at my workplace multiple times a day was another moment when I had to question why the producers decided to import a heavy dubstep bassline in an alternative rock song that didn’t seem to need it. Another offender is Imagine Dragons, a band that has become unfashionable for a lot of music snobs due to their overblown aesthetic. All of these hit songs have reached the public masses more than anything that comes from original dubstep producers, and that makes me a bit sad. In a perfect world, music production should be about creativity and innovation. But music is an industry, and business plays a factor first and foremost for producers who are making music for major label artists that are raking in fat stacks of cash. Mainstream music is something that a certain group of people have a distaste for, and I have mixed emotions about it for these reasons. Yet I still find myself appreciating a lot of the production values in pop music, especially if the ideas are well executed. For example, Timbaland makes immensely enjoyable beats for Justin Timberlake. Music production still has merit as an art form, even if it’s been cheapened by the demands of the industry. Alex Rogers doesn’t rake in fat stacks of cash writing here. Console him at Arts@ dailynebraskan.com
time management. However, one boy who sat in the front row did confess that he wastes his time by getting up early in the mornings to run. Ugh. The speaker then asked us to fill out a worksheet that tracked the amount of hours we spend on school, work, etc., each week. After a lot of subtracting and calculating in my head, I finished with an amount of free hours that was remarkably higher than the rest of the students. That could have been because of the fact that a second grader is better at math than I am, but it’s most likely because I was frankly honest about the amount of hours I don’t spend studying. The speaker told us that we should be spending two hours studying for every credit hour of class, but I doubt every freshman devotes 30 hours a week to study-
This session didn’t crush my self-esteem as much as the previous two because this one confirmed what I already knew: College students have little-to-no free time, yet we still find a way to go out on weekends and cram in coffee dates. It appears I’ll always have problems with time management, no matter how many 25-minute sessions I’m forced to take. Basically, Mid-Semester Check made me feel like a pathetic excuse for a college student. I haven’t had such a harsh reality check about how poorly I’m trying in anything since college started. Whether I’ll actually do anything about it, though, we’ll have to wait and see. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
‘Dazed and Confused’ remains unforgettable classic at the Grand Vince Moran dN Richard Linklater’s classic 1993 comedy, “Dazed and Confused,” has been playing at the Grand Theater this week, and its final showing is Thursday at 10 p.m. It almost feels like it’s required viewing in order too make it to college, but there is nothing that compares with experiencing it on the big screen. The images are bigger, the incredible soundtrack is louder, and it just feels like this is the way it was meant to be experienced. For the unlucky few who have yet to see the film or for those that need a refresher, “Dazed and Confused” is about the last day of school and first night of summer in a Texas town in 1976. The story chronicles the lives of a variety of characters from freshman — nervous yet excited to begin their high school experience — to seniors who are almost out the door and on their way to embark into the dreaded “Real World.” The ensemble cast is all great with some young faces you may recognize appearing before they became famous such as Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, and Parker Posey. The characters of “Dazed and Confused” feel like those old high school buddies, and with every revisit to the film, one feels right at home, like kicking it with the best buds Slater, Floyd and Mitch. The look and sound of the film is perfectly executed. Linklater gives the film an epic soundtrack featuring Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS and many more. The hair styles and costumes are equally radical, and the classic cars top the film off, making it an authentic depiction of 1970s America. This is the ultimate high school film. It depicts a time period when stupid mistakes are made, and lessons are, hopefully, learned to lead to what one could call a good life. “Dazed and Confused” is right on in depicting the social situations, which range from awkward to exhilarating, which are a part of being in high school. The characters are like rolling stones, wandering without a plan. They are not yet focused on life’s bigger problems. The biggest concern on their mind is making it to the weekend so they can spend their nights socializing, boozing, smoking, cruising, listening to music and trying to find someone for a hook up. The classic moments of the film, such as the particularly memorable scene where a group of friends cap their night off on the 50 yard line of the high school football field to contemplate the future, completely hold up on repeated viewings. While scenes like this are unforgettable, where the film really excels are the small moments and details that truly capture youth in the summer time. The night the film depicts feels mysterious and exciting, like anything can happen. It is full of opportunities,
DAZED AND CONFUSED STARRING Matthew McConaughey, Jason London, Wiley Wiggins
both missed and taken advantage of. The characters are making unforgettable memories without even knowing it. Simple sights, sounds and feelings are what “Dazed and Confused” is really about — the details, which go unnoticed and seem unimportant but in reality couldn’t be more essential. Like the sound of crickets chirping in the evening and early morning, the sun rising after a long and hazy night, laughing with friends without knowing exactly why or the fleeting sexual and emotional moments when your eyes connect with someone you care for: Those are the important parts. There is an overwhelming aura of sadness present throughout the film, which is usually not mentioned in discussions. The emotional impact is amazing no matter how many times you watch it. Linklater perfectly illustrates the essence of life at this age. Though much of the film is romanticizing the youth of the characters, it captures time and its limitations and how it continues to move at an unstoppable pace whether you are ready to move on or not. In this regard, it makes you think about your current life situation — wherever you may be — and realize the time that has passed by and that all moments only occur once for a second before they disappear into the past. Linklater and crew graciously take the audience along with them on this ride, an unforgettable slow-ride into the past, and no matter how many times you have seen it, it never disappoints. arts@ dailynebraskan.com
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Hiro: from 5 managers. “We got a lot of positive comments after our grand opening.” Hiro 88 offers a Pan-Asian cuisine, including Chinese and Japanese style dishes, as well as Mongolian beef entrees and fried rices. People mostly come out for the sushi, but the menu offers many other alternatives for those less fond of raw fish, Fisher said. He noted the salmon meal, which is grilled and smoked over a mesquite cedar plank. “We really focus on being able to offer a strong menu for a diverse clientele,” Yin said. “There are a lot of restaurants that focus either on sushi or just Japanese food, which ostracizes some people, because they don’t like raw food, or don’t like Asian food. We do a full Pan-Asian menu, so we like to think that we offer more for more people.” Apart from sushi, Hiro 88 prides itself in being one of the first sake bars in Lincoln, offering a large selection of the Japanese specialty, made from fermented rice. Sake is, in many ways, like wine, and the restaurant has added a new dimension to the city’s bar scene. “We’re bringing sake to Lincoln, which is great,” Fisher said. “We have an extensive sake list, which people have already enjoyed this week.” Sake can be enjoyed both hot and cold and ranges from dry to sweet varieties. “A common misconception is that you’ve got to drink it hot,” Fisher said, stating most sake is actually drunk cold. The bartenders and wait staff
are also trained to make recommendations based on food choice and personal taste. For those less adventurous, Hiro 88 also offers two house wines — red and white — blended to pair well with most items on the menu. Monday through Saturday, the restaurant offers what the owners call a “reverse happy hour,” between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., as well as 10 p.m. and midnight. Happy hour prices are offered all day Sunday, and include reduced prices on about 30 maki, discounted at approximately 30 percent, as well as $4.88 house drinks and $6.50 sake bombs. On the day of the Michael Bublé concert at the Pinnacle Arena, Hiro 88 featured the drink “Michael Bubbly Bellini,”, showing a reflexive take on local events. Combining upscale dining with student-friendly aspects, it’s already appealing to several segments of the public. “We have always had a great student following in Omaha,” Yin said. And the restaurant still has good things coming its way. A patio with more outdoor seating is being built, as well as a green area behind the restaurant, which will share a firepit with the Hyatt Place Hotel. Here diners will be able to enjoy their drinks in a cozy outdoor atmosphere, even in the colder months. “We wouldn’t put anything on the menu that we wouldn’t eat ourselves,” Yin said. “We do put a little bit more of a modern twist on to your standard, smaller sized restaurants.” arts@ dailynebraskan.com
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After opening just two weeks ago, Hiro 88 is staying busy at its Haymarket location. The restaurant, with three different locations, has received accolades such as Wine Enthusiasts Award of Excellence and Best of Omaha’s “Best Sushi Restaurant.”
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He is exhilarated as the music begins. His beer belly disappears and suddenly he is the desire of men and women everywhere. The world is his oyster. Saw in hand, he begins to belt “Die Young” by Ke$ha. The world isn’t watching, but three college roommates upstairs are sure as hell listening. I’m not sure if this is exactly how it went down, but a few days ago a bathroom contractor came to our house and this is the show we got. Things like this aren’t uncommon in my new residence, aka “Bible Camp,” as we lovingly call it.
I’m 19-years-old and officially living on my own for the first time. Yes, I did live in a residence hall last year but this is a different kind of living. An “Oh shit! There are flies attacking my kitchen” and “Do we have enough toilet paper?” kind of living. A “Who the hell ate all my chips?” and “How dangerous is it to eat these rotten avocados?” kind of living. It took us two weeks to get a can opener, and we haven’t exactly cleaned the bathroom yet (sorry, guests!). But God knows our freezer is stocked full of frozen pizza, our cupboards filled with pasta and our living room crowded with old and new friends. I’m still getting used to walking into the kitchen and seeing (or harassing, whatever you want to call it) fellow roommate Danny Lindsay. It’s a little strange opening the medicine cabinet and see-
Our freezer is stocked full of frozen pizza, our cupboards filled with pasta and our living room crowded with old and new friends.”
ing shelves filled with foreign toothbrushes, shaving cream and face wash. And I really wish we had two bathrooms as promised instead of one real one and a hole in the basement that’s apparently legal to sell as a bathroom. It’s only September and living with others has already proved to be a growing experience. I’ve learned to enjoy the little things like hot water and not sleeping on an air mattress for two weeks. And Wi-Fi. God bless Wi-Fi.
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Emotional week recalls 2010 Texas A&M fallout zach tegler Twenty-nine minutes in, the Huskers seemed to be in control. Nebraska led visiting UCLA 21-3 behind the efforts of a steady offense, an energetic defense and a revved-up crowd. But with 57 seconds to go in the first half, the Bruins punched in a touchdown, robbing the Huskers of all momentum and stashing it in their locker room during the break. After halftime, UCLA scored on its first drive. Then it scored again. And again. And again. Until an 18-point Nebraska lead became a 17-point UCLA lead and the Huskers were, to paraphrase a Bo Pelini quote from Saturday’s postgame news conference, seeing ghosts. That was the look the players had in their eyes, Pelini said. The game ended in a 20-point victory for UCLA, stamping out any optimism Husker fans had for the remainder of the season and leading to revived Pelini-hot-seat talk. In his weekly Monday news conference, Pelini took responsi-
onship in 2009 and shutout victory bility for many of his team’s issues. He was apologetic and re- in the Holiday Bowl. Pelini, in his flective. He repeated that his team third season, was making progress. looked like it had seen ghosts durBut that night in College Staing the second half of the UCLA tion, the Huskers were held to two game, and he added that it might have been a product of over-pres- field goals and racked up 16 penalties for 145 yards against Texas suring. Pelini introduced a change A&M. Sophomore safety Courtney in mindset, a return to the bareminimum when it comes to incen- Osborne was called for a controtive: He wants his team to start versial roughing-the-passer call that helped set up Texas A&M’s having fun. game-winning field goal and fuThe Huskers, in other words, eled Husker Nation’s parting hahave not been playing to win. tred of the Big 12. They’ve been Pelini blasted a diaparanoid — playIn those tribe to freshman ing not to lose. quarterback Taylor So Pelini anemotional Martinez on the nounced changes sideline, jabbing in his program’s days, Husker fans routine on Monday, took on a paranoia him in the chest and earning, for the and all was well – that has lasted first time, his nauntil 4 p.m. tional reputation as A Deadspin for nearly three a madman. post including a The night after 2011 recording of years.” the game, rumors Pelini in a profanicirculated that Marty-laden rant about tinez was leaving the program. writers and fans. Fans wondered if Pelini would be The reaction was a head-spindisciplined – or even fired – for ning array of emotions, and many embarrassing Nebraska on a naspeculated whether Pelini would tional stage. A new era of Nebrasbe fired. Me? I saw ghosts – the ghosts ka football began that night. In those emotional days, Huskof a November night in 2010, when Nebraska visited College er fans took on a paranoia that has lasted for nearly three years. Station, Texas. They wondered what would Before that night, Nebraska was 9-1 and ranked No. 8 in the go wrong next. Every time a flag flew, Nebraska fans begged for country. The Huskers were comit not to be detrimental to their ing off a near-conference-champi-
University statements on Bo Pelini situation Harvey Perlman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor, and Shawn Eichorst, athletic director
“The comments made by Head Football Coach Bo Pelini in 2011, published Monday, are unfortunate and deeply concerning to us, as they would be to anyone who loves this university. Our coaches, staff and student-athletes must be held to a high standard and Coach Pelini’s remarks were unfair to the legions of Nebraska fans and not what we expect from a representative of this university. Former Director of Athletics Tom Osborne became aware of these comments and the existence of a recording more than a year ago, and addressed the matter with Coach Pelini. We have observed, and many others have commented, that Coach Pelini’s demeanor has significantly improved since the time of this incident. Coach Pelini has given us his assurance that he understands the seriousness and inappropriateness of his comments. We believe he is sincere in his apology and in his regret. We are prepared to put the matter to rest. Our football student-athletes, coaches and staff deserve all of our support and we know the Nebraska faithful will be there for them.”
cause. Every time Martinez lobbed a pass, they hoped it wasn’t intercepted. Every time Ameer Abdullah fielded a punt, they prayed he wouldn’t drop it. At the end of the 2010 season, the Huskers gave away a 17-point lead to Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game and lost 19-7 in the Holiday Bowl to a Washington team they had beaten 56-21 earlier in the year. The results had Husker fans on edge. Nebraska nearly emerged out of this era of paranoia in 2012, when it salvaged a six-game winning streak to make the Big Ten Championship – but the Huskers were buried by Wisconsin. Entering the 2013 season, Husker Nation still went into each game wondering how the Huskers would lose next. Just three years ago, Pelini seemed to have his team’s future under control. But after that November night in College Station, the Huskers and their fans spiraled into a state of paranoia from which they haven’t fully recovered. The ghosts of that weekend still surround Nebraska football today. But maybe this is the week, with a new mindset in tow, that the Huskers overcome their demons and usher in a new era for Nebraska football. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Bo Pelini during the 2010 Nebraska game at Texas A&M, during which the Huskers committed 16 penalties and lost 9-6.
Tom Osborne, athletic director emeritus
“I was asked for comments concerning the recent incident involving Coach Pelini by members of the press and felt that it was inappropriate to respond until University officials had reviewed the situation. “After the comments were made public on Monday, I informed the Chancellor and Director of Athletics that I had become aware of the tape involving Coach Pelini last fall, about a year after the Ohio State game in 2011 when the comments were recorded. After I had listened to the tape I visited with Coach Pelini about it and expressed my OSBORNE concerns. Bo had not heard the tape at that time. I visited with all my coaches regularly about their conduct and language throughout my tenure as Athletic Director. “While the comments were certainly not good, I realized that Bo had gone through an emotional week and an emotional game and was in a setting where he thought his comments were entirely private. I visited with Bo on a weekly basis and did not find that his attitude toward the fans or the press as expressed by those comments were at all in keeping with what I knew his true attitude to be. He understands that the most important asset the Athletic Department has is the amazing fan support that we enjoy. “Bo’s academic record with the football team has been the best in my recollection. The behavior of his players has been excellent for the most part, he has won three divisional championships and had one of the best win-loss records in college football for the past five years. I recognize that there have occasionally been controversies but I have seen a willingness to change, reflect and improve in Bo over the years. I am very hopeful that the players, coaches and fans will pull together as unity of purpose has been one of our major assets over the last 50 years.”
BIG TEN TELECONFERENCE Brady Hoke, Michigan
On close win against Akron:
ready to play a quality opponent in South Dakota our game a little bit.” On San Jose State quarterback David State.”
“I think that our guys have a better understand“Every week ing of what it’s going to take to move forward. we’ll have Our youth showed a little bit, but I’ve said it bea test, and fore: It’s a group that I believe in, defensively.” we’re trying to prepare the Mark Dantonio, Michigan State On Notre best that we can. We learned a lot from how Dame game: we played a week ago, and that’s something a “We’re lookyoung team needs to learn. We were fortunate ing forward to that we were on the right side of the score at going down to the end.” Notre Dame On changes to make after Akron game: this week. It “I think we all need to learn, and it’s not just the should be a players. We need to make sure that our preparagreat experition is detailed and to make sure as we plan for ence for our what want do, that it’s something that we are players with it able to do.” being the first game away Gary Andersen, Wisconsin On Arizona from home.”
State game: On former running back Le’Veon Bell:
“Overall, it was a tough game. I thought it was two good football teams that played. The outcome is the outcome at this point. I thought our kids played well. We played it right down the wire, but it is what it is.”
On controversial ending in Arizona State game:
“I felt like once it goes to three (seconds), the game is basically over with at that point. I thought for sure that when it got down to zero with what had been taking place, I thought for sure that it would be looked at and reevaluated at that point, and then the official walked off the field and it was over.”
Bo Pelini, Nebraska
On UCLA game:
“It takes a special kind of guy to run the ball 390 times like Le’Veon did. I think you can do it game to game like 25 times, but that guy’s gotta get hot. So now we’re sort of sharing that responsibility.”
“Their quarterback is a talented young man, and they do a good job in personnel groupings. We’ve watched him all summer, and he makes that team go. It’s very concerning from a defensive standpoint to slow him down.”
On San Jose State game:
“Coming off “We’re lookthe UCLA loss, ing forward to we’re going a great footto try to look ball game on at everything Saturday. We we can do have a great to do better challenge in front of us with a tremendous quaras a football terback and a football team that won 11 games team. Looka year ago, and we’re going to need to step up ing forward to this week of practice and getting
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
On receiver Tony Jones: “He’s played well for us. He was a young man that was a playmaker in high school, heavily recruited. As we come out in the first three weeks, he’s been playing very well and he has a bright future ahead of him.”
Tim Beckman, Illinois
On playing at Soldier Field: “Really excited and proud about the opportunity that we had to play in Chicago at Soldier Field, and I think that’s what college football is all about, to experience something that may not be experienced again.”
On loss to Washington:
On offensive line:
“I think they’re improving. Just like our whole football team, they’re an unfinished project. Those guys have been working very hard. We just gotta continue to coach them.”
Urban Meyer, Ohio State
On win against Cal:
“It was a tough game for us. We had chances to win. We didn’t tackle as well as we need to do on defense. I was proud of the way our players played, playing all four quarters.”
“I’m very pleased with our team’s effort in California against a very talented Pac 12 opponent. We’re anxious to come back home and to have Carlos
Darrell Hazell, Purdue
On Wisconsin game:
“We open up against WisKirk Ferentz, Iowa consin this On win week; they’re against obviously a Iowa State: great opponent. (Gary Andersen) has done a “We’re happy nice job with where he came from and has obvito get the win ously done a nice job at Wisconsin.” on Saturday. On ending to Wisconsin versus Arizona It didn’t come State game: easy, and we “I wasn’t there so it’s hard for me to say. We all knew that it wouldn’t, but we’re happy to come have our own decisions in that scenario. They out with a win and to prepare for next Saturday.” did the right thing to try to center the ball. I think On running back Mark Weisman: the quarterback should’ve handed the ball to “We’re really pleased with what he’s doing thus the official, but that’s the only thing I have to far. I’m not surprised; he works hard and pracsay.” tices extremely well, and he’s been doing the things he did last year.” Bill O’Brien, Penn State
Jerry Kill, Minnesota
they play hard on defense and they do a lot of different things, so we better be ready to go.”
On his team’s seniors:
“We have another group of exceptional seniors. We have guys on both sides of the ball who have been leaders since last winter, and they’ve been leaders by example. And that’s the best way to lead.”
On Kent State game:
“It will be a very, very tough game for us. I think
On offense’s progression: “The next step is consistency and balance. We’re still, at the end of the day, we want to be a 50/50 team running and passing, and we want to be one of the most dynamic teams in college football.”
Kevin Wilson, Indiana On Missouri game:
“We have another great opportunistic week with Missouri coming in this week. A lot of improvements to make this week to prepare for a good team like Missouri.”
On taking Indiana job:
“Having coached at Miami of Ohio for nine years and Northwestern for three, I had a good feel for the Midwest. I felt there was a strong institutional commitment in a strong conference. I thought it was a great opportunity, and I still feel that way as we’re rebuilding here in year three.” Compiled by Josh Kelly sports@ dailynebraskan.com
thursday, september 19, 2013
Nebraska women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, also known as the “Cuddle Raptors,” finds more than competition in playing sport
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Junior chemistry major Aubrey Schmidt throws the frisbee to a teammate during practice Wednesday. This is Schmidt’s second year on the team. Anna Thomas dn At Ultimate Frisbee tournaments, it isn’t uncommon to see teams cheering on other teams during play. It also isn’t uncommon for more experienced teams to help younger or less experienced teams by sending resources to each other to aid in development of skills and tactics. “The big part of Ultimate is the spirit of the game,” said Emily Lander, president of the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee club team and senior psychology and Spanish major. There are no referees at club Ultimate Frisbee tournaments, and the players officiate the games themselves. Not to mention, teams befriend their competition at each meet. Clearly, Amber baesler | DN this club sport is in a league of its Emily Nichols, a freshman pre-social science major, practices cutown. “It’s a good community in ting on Wednesday evening. This is Emily’s first year as a Cuddle general with a really positive at- Raptor, the team’s mascot. mosphere,” said treasurer Amanda Borders, a junior psychology Cuddle Raptors. By the end of the spring seaand music major. The Cuddle Raptors have alson, they become more confident Ultimate is a combination of ready had their first tournament with the game and gain skills and football, basketball and soccer – of the season and are looking to understanding of the game quickbut instead, with a Frisbee. There spend the fall semester getting ly. In the spring, the team travels are two main positions: the han- more acquainted with each other. to weekend tournaments in Kandlers and the cutters. Handlers The fall season is also dedicated sas, Illinois, Georgia, Arkansas, are in charge of throwing the to learning the sport to prepare Missouri and Iowa. disc and working it horizontally for the more active spring season. For the Cuddle Raptors, a across the field. The cutters are To the players, the spring tournament weekend can get responsible for moving in and out season is more competitive. The busy. Typically, the team leaves of the field to gain yards down members adapt more to the game on Friday evenings and plays the field. In other words, their job and are ready to push their limabout seven games on Saturday is to run toward its after their hard for pool play. Sunday is reserved the handlers to rework in the fall. for tournament play and the drive ceive the disc. It’s a good “We encourage home. “You move the people to come out Along with traveling to tourcommunity disc up the field by because it’s a sport naments, the Cuddle Raptors throwing or pass- in general with that most haven’t look forward to hosting their own ing,” Borders said. tried,” Landers tournament at Whittier Fields. It a really positive “You can throw it said. is known as the Children of the in any direction atmosphere.” This year, more Corn Tournament. They hope to and the scoring is than 22 players have five to six other teams come like football scorAmanda Borders have joined the to compete. It’s a fun weekend to T reasurer ing.” women’s Ultimate have other teams down and get Not only is this squad. No experisome touches on the Frisbee. club sport unique ence is necessary Even though Ultimate Frisbee on its own; the community of Ul- to try out, and the team members is a relatively new club sport at timate Frisbee is just as special. encourage any women who are Nebraska, the team has still manPlayers are expected to play as interested to give it a shot. aged to qualify for the regional competitively as they can, while Playing for the Cuddle Raptournament two times. There are at the same time not undermining tors is not a huge time commit- numerous competitive, yet supthe other players. Each player un- ment; they practice twice a week portive teams in the Midwest rederstands the mutual respect and at Whittier Fields for two hours. gion, which help push the Cuddle honesty of the game before they Additionally, the girls are put into Raptors each year. even step onto the field. “pods” that find the time to get a Ultimately, the girls are thinkLanders and Borders said it’s workout in each week. ing about making it to nationals. a “thing” to have one-of-a-kind “It’s always great to have new “It’s what we’re really shootteam names. Supported by the people, but it’s important for us ing for,” Borders said. Campus Rec Center, the women’s to focus on small steps,” Landers sports@ club team proudly calls itself the said. dailynebraskan.com
3 keys: SDSU game 1. Create an offensive rhythm
Taylor Martinez realizes there’s been some inconsistency in Nebraska’s offensive scheme so far this season. In their game against UCLA last Saturday, the Huskers scored three touchdowns in the first half to set up an early 21-10 lead heading into halftime. The end zone plays all came in the passing game, but only one of those drives began in Nebraska territory. The offense has been assisted by the defense and the special team’s ability to give it good field position but hasn’t been able to generate much fortune on its own. Like Martinez has pointed out time and time again in the Huskers’ news conferences, the offense must develop a steady tempo to produce enough points to win.
2. Consistency on defense the entire game
Two weeks ago, the Nebraska defense carried its team to a 56-13 victory against Southern Mississippi, and that aggressive play carried into the early stages of the game against the Bruins. The defense’s allowance of just one touchdown helped it live up to its nickname and the jerseys the team wore that day: Blackshirts. However, in the second half, the defense crumbled, and it wasn’t the first time. In its first game of the season, the Huskers won by only a field goal, 37-34, after allowing Wyoming to rack up 20 points in the second half. The complacent performance hurt them against UCLA, when they allowed 31 unanswered points in the second half and lost by 20. If the Huskers hope to be the first team to defeat South Dakota State, they’ll need to bring their A-game all four quarters.
lead the team into the game plan more efficiently. “We don’t have to change the game plan much between those two guys,” Pelini said. The quarterback change comes on the heels of a press conference Monday in which Pelini mentioned that he wants his offense to become more narrow-minded and focused. With this change, he hopes the team
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Captain Emily Lander gets ready to split the women into teams for a mini scrimmage on Wednesday evening. A mini scrimmage uses only half the field and is effective in training new members on the rules of the game.
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3. Keep distractions off the field
Unless you’ve lived under a rock the last few days, you know that the Nebraska football program has been in anything but a comfortable state this week. Twoyear-old audio of Coach Bo Pelini’s venting leaked Monday, revealing explicit comments regarding two reporters and Husker fans. On Wednesday, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman and athletic director Shawn Eichorst sent out a statement saying how Pelini will not be punished for the audio clip and how they want for everyone “to put the matter to rest.” How the Huskers respond Saturday with their performance will reveal whether they’ve also moved on from the incident. —Compiled by Nedu Izu Sports@ dailynebraskan.com
FOOTBALL: from 12 rushed four times for 23 yards, driving the Huskers for a touchdown. “Tommy has made a big leap since fall camp,” Beck said. “The knowledge of the game, the speed, reactionary time and those things, the decision process, I like what he’s doing.” The decision as to who will start, Pelini said, will come down to who can execute the offense better and
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Sophomore Elease Greedy looks for a pass during a scrimmage at the women’s ultimate frisbee practice Wednesday night. This was the team’s fifth practice together, and scrimmages help enforce using the techniques practiced during drills.
will be more efficient, concentrate more during the week and play more freely. “You become the jack of all trades and the masters of none,” Beck said. The change of offensive scheme would change even more if Martinez is unable to play Saturday. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Freshman forward Jaycie Johnson, who leads the 4-2-1 Huskers with five goals, will try to guide Nebraska’s offensive attack against Michigan State’s strong defense in the Big Ten opener. hasn’t been able to get a win against the Spartans, who own the series against NU 2-0 after beating the Huskers 1-0 in 2011 and 2-1 in 2012. So far this season, the Spartans have only allowed eight goals in eight games, which include two shutouts. While the team hasn’t lost a game yet, the Spartans came close to losing after settling for ties after overtime matches with San Diego State and Oakland. The Michigan State defense
will look to slow down the relentless Husker offense, which has had two games so far this season in which the team was able to get off 30 shots. Leading the way on offense are senior Jordan Jackson, junior Mayme Conroy and freshman Jaycie Johnson. The forwards have been scoring a majority of the goals for the Huskers and were both named to the all-tournament team last weekend in Kansas. After the Michigan State game, the Huskers will con-
tinue the homestand on Sunday against No. 14 Denver, but the Huskers are thinking more about their conference opener and hope to start off on the right foot to have a winning conference season. “We’re ready to play teams that we’re used to playing and to see how we do against them and hopefully be successful in the conference tournament,” Bartels said. sports@ dailynebraskan.com
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Senior Ron Kellogg III, redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. vying for potential start on Saturday in place of knicked-up starter Taylor Martinez STORY BY CHRIS HEADY FILE PHOTOS BY MATT MASIN
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It says a lot when an injury to the Nebraska fouryear starting quarterback is the second-biggest story of the week. But with coach Bo Pelini’s apologies and statements from Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman saying Pelini’s job is safe, the focus on the controversy surrounding Pelini now shifts to the health concerns of Taylor Martinez, who has not practiced this week because of turf toe. His playing time for Saturday is up in the air. The senior quarterback was in a boot for both Monday’s and Tuesday’s practice, wearing street clothes because he was unable to participate in drills. According to Pelini, the injury has been something that has been bothering Martinez for some time now, and he will be in a boot for a few more days. After Tuesday’s practice, offensive coordinator Tim Beck said if Martinez is able to play, he will, but the coaches will not rush him into the game if he needs the time off. “The trainers, we trust them in their decisions. I trust Taylor,” Beck said. “We’re behind him, and he’s our quarterback, and if he feels like he can’t go and he’s going to put himself at risk, we have a long season ahead of us to think about.” Martinez has thrown for 528 yards and nine touchdowns so far this year, and he has rushed for 101 yards. In last week’s loss to UCLA, Martinez eclipsed 10,000 all-purpose yards, becoming the ninth quarterback in Big Ten history to do so. His backups, on the other hand, do not have Martinez’s stats or experience. Two of the team’s quarterbacks, senior Ron Kellogg III and redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. have been splitting the first-team snaps this week, and the decision as to who will start if Martinez is unable to play is undecided. Kellogg, a four-year backup behind Martinez, has played sparingly throughout his career. This season, he has played in one game. Against Southern Miss, he was 4-of-5 passing for 24 yards, and he added one rush for 9 yards on the ground. In the rest of his career, Kellogg is 4-for-9 for 22 yards and one touchdown, all coming in the 2011 season. “Ron is obviously an experienced guy with a tremendous amount of confidence who can really throw it around,” Pelini said after practice Tuesday. Beck also mentioned Kellogg was a “calming influence, a veteran,” on the field and a smart football player who understands the offense. Armstrong has only played in one game, which came this season against Southern Miss. Armstrong ran the offense for one series and
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Huskers open Pollmiller setting herself apart conference slate Eric Bertrand DN
Nebraska, 16-1 alltime in conference openers, hosts Michigan State in first Big Ten game of year Josh Kelly DN Thursday afternoon, the Nebraska women’s soccer team will open up conference play at home in a match against the undefeated Michigan State Spartans. In their third season as a member of the Big Ten, the Huskers are 2-0 in Big Ten Conference openers heading into the match with the Spartans, who are off to a quick start at 6-0-2. While Michigan State continued its undefeated season last week, defeating both Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan, the Huskers are coming off a 2-0 weekend after beating both San Francisco and San Diego in the Kansas Tournament held in Lawrence, Kan. One of the contributors to Nebraska’s undefeated weekend was sophomore forward Katie Kraeutner, who is anxious to
come back to play at home after ending the road stretch on a positive note. “Team morale is very high right now heading into this week,” Kraeutner said. “It’s been a long three weeks, and it’s great to know our next game is at home in front of our crowd.” NU is 4-2-1 so far on the season, which started off with two home wins followed by a rocky road streak that would have put the Huskers below .500 had the team not bounced back in Kansas last weekend. After a long and sometimes struggling road trip, many of the players, including senior midfielder Stacy Bartels, have been counting down to the day that the team returns to play at home. “We obviously love playing at home,” Bartels said. “We play well at home, and it’s great to be in front of our fans.” The Huskers are unbeaten so far in Big Ten conference openers, but that’s not just a pattern that started when the team transitioned into the Big Ten. NU women’s soccer is 16-1 all-time in conference openers and 13-2-2 in conference home openers. Although the Huskers have been able to get the job done in conference matchups, the team
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When one door closes, another opens. The saying is especially true about the offseason the Nebraska volleyball program experienced, with senior Hayley Thramer suffering a season-ending injury and having players transfer to other programs. One of the most valuable players who transfered was setter Alexa Strange. Her departure spelled potential problems for the Huskers. Enter Mary Pollmiller. The junior made the decision to transfer to Nebraska from the University of Tennessee, as did senior Kelsey Robinson. Pollmiller has two years of playing time at the Division 1 level, which helped her earn a spot on a Husker roster in need of experienced setters. The setter started to make a name for herself early in her career as a Lady Vol by earning the title of SEC freshman of the year and being named to the SEC AllFreshman Team in 2011. She also notched 1,480 assists in her freshman year, a Tennessee single-season school record. “She is a very focused, determined player and works extremely hard,” Nebraska coach John Cook said in the offseason. Pollmiller would have to earn her spot on the court for the Huskers because freshman Andi Collins-award-winning setter
Kelly Hunter also committed to the program. “I think competition makes everyone better. It’s not like we hate each other, or go at each other every day,” Pollmiller said. “If you can learn how to compete within a team, I think that’s how you get a team to grow.” To start the season, Cook used the 6-2 system to showcase both setters, but Pollmiller set herself apart. Her assist numbers were slightly higher than Hunter ’s. In the first game, Hunter and Pollmiller posted 14 assists, but in the next game — the Huskers’ only loss of the season — Pollmiller tallied 27 assists, and Hunter had 19. After the first set of games, the squad started to make the transition into a 5-1 system, with Pollmiller as the lone starting setter. In the last five games, Pollmiller has totaled more than 30 assists in every game. She recorded a season-high of 46 in the Nebraska win against Saint Mary’s. “What I love about Mary is she competes,” Cook said. “If things aren’t going well, it doesn’t faze her. She keeps battling.” Pollmiller has also shown she can be a force in the attack. After not taking one swing in the team’s first three matches, Pollmiller racked up seven kills against Villanova. She has also recorded five or more kills in three of the last five matches.
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Junior setter Mary Pollmiller, who transfered from Tennessee, has had at least 30 assists in each of the past five games. “If teams aren’t going to honor her, she’s going to throw it down,” Cook said. Pollmiller is starting to gain more of a leadership role on and off the court. “There are so many new people, and with different middles coming in and out,” Pollmiller said. “If they are in a different middle spot, then they don’t totally know where they are, so I can tell them where to go and what to hit. I think that’s how a
setter is, or should be.” Off the court, Pollmiller lends a hand to the freshmen – or, more specifically, a car. “With the freshman, sometimes I’ll drive them around because, as a freshman, I hated walking.” Pollmiller said. “If they need to go anywhere, then I always let them know that I’m there.” sports@ dailynebraskan.com