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LEFT: Jack Ayres, senior in chemical engineering, and Olivia Baalman, junior in computer scienece, stand in front of Anderson Hall in the center of Kansas State Universitie’s campus on Jan. 27, 2017.

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RIGHT: Emily Zwick, junior in philosophy and agricultural economics, and Matt Mindrup, sophomore in biology and philosophy, stand in front of Anderson Hall in the center of Kansas State Universities’ campus on Jan. 30, 2017.


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John Floros recognized for ‘outstanding diversity accomplishments’ KAITLYN ALANIS THE COLLEGIAN

Students and faculty assembled to recognize John D. Floros, dean of the College of Agriculture, who was awarded the Wallace Kidd Memorial Diversity Award. The reception, hosted by Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, was held Wednesday in Waters Hall. The award is given to a faculty or staff member who has “outstanding diversity accomplishments.” “It means a lot,” Floros said. “It’s recognition from a group of students to a dean. It’s not something we get everyday. What it tells me is that all of us, faculty and staff, are really helping support the community, the diverse community of students that find this place to be more


Dr. John D. Floros, Dean of the College of Agriculture, speaks about the importance of diversity after accepting the 2017 Wallace Kidd Memorial Diversity Award on Feb. 15 2017. like home and they really like it and flourish here and that was really our goal from the begin-

ning. I don’t view this as a personal award, I view this as an award for the position.”

The Wallace Kidd Memorial Diversity Award is given to a faculty or staff member every other year. Nominations for the Wallace Kid Memorial Award take place in November. Floros was nominated by PhD candidate Tiffany Carter. Several students presented and gave remarks about the assistance they have received from John Floros. “It meant a lot to me because the efforts that MANRRS has done for me as a student, and to know that dean Floros is encouraging this diversity,” Frantina Williams, senior in agribusiness and modern languages, said. “It was really an honor to speak on his behalf for the assistance that he gives not only our group, but diversity groups throughout.” Zelia Wiley, interim associate provost for diversity, said she still remembers Floros’ impact

on her during her first week on the job. “It was his very first, he might not remember this, but it was his very first week on the job,” Wiley said. “He took the time to talk to her and he’s always taking the time to talk to her and that’s why (Carter) nominated him.” According to Kansas State, MANRRS is a student group aimed at providing support to students enrolled in agriculture and related sciences. The Wallace Kid Memorial Diversity Award is sponsored by MANRRS to honor the diversity efforts of faculty, staff and students. “Wallace Kidd was the first African American graduate of entomology,” Wiley said. “He had a business here in Manhattan, Kansas, and he was very instrumental here back in the 70’s. What he did was the reason we

put the emphasis on diversity, is because he truly invested in the students.” According to K-State College of Agriculture, the Wallace Kidd Memorial Diversity Award was established in memory of Wallace Ray Kidd, the first minority graduate of the College of Agriculture Entomology Department. Kidd served in the US Army from 1941 to 1945. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Kidd attended K-State. Graduating in 1950, Kidd had dedicated his time at K-State to helping minority students on campus. “We have really grown in terms of the diversity within the college and the university,” Floros said. “We’ve grown in the number of students we’ve brought in over the years. We’ve grown in the success of those students.”

Less than 2 percent separates Ayres, Mindrup in SGA presidential primary


With the highest primary election voter turnout since 2009, Jack Ayres, junior in chemical engineering, won the Kansas State Student Governing Association’s student body president primary elections with 1,263 of the 3,270 votes that were cast. Ayres received 37.16 percent of the vote. “The first thing I noticed was, ‘Oh my God, we had over 3,000 people vote in the primaries,’ which is incredible,” Ayres said. Behind Ayres with just 48 less votes, or 1.46 percent

less of the total votes received, Matt Mindrup, sophomore in biology, was the second-highest vote getter. Ayres said coming out on top is encouraging, but he acknowledges the small margins and thinks it will make for an exciting general election. “The closeness, the 48 votes, between Matt and I is really encouraging for the next three weeks for me and Olivia (his vice presidential candidate) and everyone on our team at any level to really step it up and really go these next three weeks,” Ayres said. Mindrup said he was in an organic chemistry exam when they announced the results. “Everyone knew before I did, so I was very nervous,” Mindrup said. “It was very exciting, though, and me and Emily (his vice presidential candidate) are excited about the turnout and the numbers.” Mindrup said the 48 vote separation between him and Ayres is exciting because it shows that reaching out to as

many groups as possible paid off. “We made a pledge to reach out to as many students as possible and I think it paid off,” Mindrup said. “I think it speaks to what a lot of people have been hoping for with the SGA elections. It’s a competitive environment, but it’s still not a majority of campus voting, so it’s something we have to keep working toward, but it’s a positive step forward.”


Over the next three weeks, Ayres said he and Olivia Baalman, junior in computer science and his vice presidential candidate, plan to continue sharing their platforms, “Your Degree. Your Campus. Your Voice.” with other campus organizations. “We’ve spoken to groups and gotten lots of different questions and texts, so now we’re excited to go back to those groups and speak to new groups and discuss the ways in which their student voices are already being implemented

and represented by the different things we are working on,” Ayres said. “Olivia and I are going to look into what we can do better and what changes we can do to do better.” Mindrup said him and Emily Zwick, sophomore in agricultural economics and his vice presidential candidate, will continue to be “Focused on Students.” “We actually haven’t even taken a night off yet,” Mindrup said. “We just talked to the Association of Residence Halls, so we got to meet with another group of students and we’re excited to keep doing that and see the numbers go up.”


Sarah McDermott, senior in entrepreneurship, received 638 votes, or 19.51 percent of the vote in the primary. Ayres said while she will not be moving on to the general election, he appreciates the work McDermott put into her campaign, “She’s Bring-

ing Change.” “I want to acknowledge the hard work and amazing changes that Sarah and Mary (Abounabhan, junior in management and McDermott’s vice presidential candidate)

initiated,” Ayres said. “I think the number of votes that they brought in represent a lot of students who may not have voted in previous years and I think that’s a testament to what they did.”


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K-State women's basketball team K-State unable to put together falls to West Virginia comeback against Iowa State AVERY OSEN


The Kansas State women’s basketball team couldn’t fight off a slow start in a 66-59 loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers on Wednesday night on the road. The Wildcats are now 18-9 overall and 8-6 in Big 12 play, while the Mountaineers are 18-8 overall and 6-8 in conference play. After the game was tied at 10 in the first quarter, West Virginia scored 13 of the next 15 points in the quarter to take a 23-12 lead at the end of 10 minutes. The Mountaineers then scored the first seven points to lead 30-12 at the beginning of the second quarter. The Wildcats couldn’t cut too much into the deficit before halftime as they trailed 39-25 at the break. It was a lot of the same shooting struggle in the third quarter by the Wildcats as they were down 47-36 at the end of the third quarter. K-State’s comeback came in the fourth quarter as they cut the West Virginia lead to 47-44 after senior Kindred Wesemann hit a

For the second time this season the Kansas State men’s basketball team allowed Iowa State to pull ahead early and build a big first half lead. This game was different than the first meeting between these two teams, but the outcome was the same. K-State was unable to make a substantial comeback and fell to the Cyclones 87-79 Wednesday night in front of a home crowd in Bramlage Coliseum. K-State falls to 16-10 and 5-8 in the Big 12 with the loss. K-State came out of the gates lifeless. Iowa State pulled ahead 22-6 midway through the half, thanks to a 14-2 run. The Wildcats were sluggish from the start and unable to generate any resemblance of an offense. They started the game just three of 16 from the field. Iowa State, on the other hand, couldn’t miss. The Cyclones shot 61 percent in the first half from the field and 50



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Senior guard Kindred Wesemann runs toward the basket during the K-State game against Iowa State in Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 11, where the Wildcats beat the Cardinals 80-68. three. They got within two points with under five minutes to play at 52-50 after junior Kaylee Page hit a three point shot, but that was as close as K-State would get and would eventually lose the game by seven. Wesemann led the Wildcats in points with 14 in the losing effort while Page ended the game with 12.

Both teams made eight three point shots, while the Wildcats forced 21 turnovers despite the loss. A big reason for the loss by the Wildcats was being out-rebounded by nine. K-State will conclude the two game road stand as they take on TCU at 3 p.m., Saturday, in Fort Worth, Texas.

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percent from three. They were almost able to score at will, at times, and easily took a 42-26 lead going into the break. “I thought we did not fight on defense,” head coach Bruce Weber said. “We let them do whatever they want. They would make this cut and that cut, get in the paint and kick it. They jumped up and made tough shots. They got going on a run and started talking trash. We just did not do a good job fighting that. On the other end, we did not put any pressure on their defense.” Senior guard Wesley Iwundu said the poor first half was on the players. “That is all on the players,” Iwundu said. “The players have to come out. The coaches can only do so much and it falls back on the players to get themselves motivated to come out at the jump ball, ready to play. I think we started out slow. You can say a lot of things about the first half, but at the end of the day it is on us.” The Wildcats’ poor play


Forward DJ Johnson tries to figure out his next move at the game against Iowa State on Feb. 15 at Bramlage Coliseum.

continued into the start of the second half. Iowa State pulled ahead by as much as 19 early in the half before K-State finally made a run. The Wildcats turned it on midway through the half, similar to the first matchup between these two teams. K-State pulled within seven points with a little over 12 minutes left in the game thanks to a 14-2 run, and would later pull within six points several times. However, unlike that first matchup, the Wildcats were never quite able to get over the hump to pose a real threat to the Cyclones. Iowa State closed the game out well, never giving K-State hope on the way to the 87-79 win. One positive takeaway for the Wildcats was the play of sophomore guard Barry Brown. Brown has struggled recently, but turned it around against the Cyclones and was the one player K-State could consistently rely on for offense. Brown finished the game with 21 points and was 9 of 14 from the field. “I thought he attacked the hoop,” Weber said. “Like I said earlier, he only had one three. He was more patient and got to the basket. You go 9-of-14, which is a pretty good outing.” K-State will now turn their head to their match-up in Austin, Texas, against the Texas Longhorns at 1 p.m. Saturday. Iwundu said the team needs to put the Iowa State game behind them and focus on Texas and the final five games down the stretch. “We have been in this position before,” Iwundu said. “Now that this game is over, I think that it is going to be about how we respond going into the next game. We have five games left and have a lot of good things that we can do, so I am putting this one behind me and looking forward to the next one.”


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Kassanavoid rises with strong work ethic and leadership DEAUNDRA ALLEN THE COLLEGIAN

Leaders are everywhere, but it takes a special person to stand out and show their true colors. Ultimately, leadership can be shown in a various amount of ways. These leaders must be able to show inspiration, positive impact and most importantly: passion. One of the very many influential leaders in the K-State athletic program would be thrower Janee’ Kassanavoid, a senior in nutrition and health. Kassanavoid works constantly to improve, and makes sure no one is left behind while working towards the next goal. In high school, Kassanavoid earned the title of three-time Missouri Class 3 & 4 state medalist. Also during that time, she obtained three Kansas City In-

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Lead by Morgan Coffman, a group of women head around the track, beginning the final lap of the 800-meter run at the Deloss Dodds Invitational on Jan. 20. terscholastic conference titles in shot put, as well as two in discus. After high school, Kassanavoid enrolled at Johnson County Community College to further improve as a thrower.

While participating in one season at JCCC, Kassanavoid garnered NJCAA All-American and All-Region VI Performer awards. Shortly after, she transferred to K-State for the next big

thing. Recruited by fourth-year throwing coach Greg Watson, Kassanavoid came on the team ready to set the perfect example from day one. “[Janee’] is definitely one of our leaders of this group,” Watson said. “She’s a good leader and is someone to be admired. She’s a good example of how to do it and how to do it right.” From the start, Watson says Kassanavoid has always been a great role model for all newcomers. “She doesn’t complain about any of the training, she puts her head down and gets to work,” Watson said. “She’s going to be a role model for a lot of the freshmen, everyone on the team has all seen her progress from when she came in until now.” Recently, she competed in the Iowa State Classic on Feb.

10, where she threw a 20.51-meter weight-throw and placed second. Kassanavoid’s season best was at the DeLoss Dodds Invitational, where she placed first, throwing a 21.38-meter in the women's weight-throw. This throw was also the second best in school history, just three centimeters shy of the school record. “I am always ready to take on the next best thing, I always have a goal to achieve at the next tournament. My newest goal is to beat the school record, which is 21.41-meters, and I’m going to push myself harder to achieve it,” Kassanavoid said. Overall, Kassanavoid is happy with her season, but continues to look for ways to improve as an athlete. “Comparing this year from my past, I have focused more on understanding the event of hammer and weight throws, it is

a tough mental workout that can be really frustrating,” Kassanavoid said. Carrying on legacies and making it your own is something Kassanavoid is happy she can build on. Coming into K-State from a large family has inspired her to work harder to make her family name more known and dominant. “Being from a small town, my siblings and I worked hard for the legacy of our last name,” Kassanavoid said. “Coming to K-State has made it so I can leave my own mark in my own way, but also be able to work hard so I can make it more memorable for both myself and others.” Making it to Indoor Nationals is a huge goal for many individuals on the team. The see page 10, “KASSANAVOID”

OPINION: Myers’ letter on sports- NOW HIRING FOR SUMMER OF 2017 manship a parent scolding kids All majors welcome! JASON TIDD


On Wednesday, President Richard Myers called out Kansas State students and fans who chanted obscenities at the Kansas men’s basketball team during the Feb. 6 game in Manhattan. In his letter, Myers called the vulgar chant a “surprise.” That seems a little ridiculous, considering it is not a new issue. It took the president of the university over a week to call out the student section. He didn’t do so until “my friends across the nation reached out to me,” and at that point it became “personally embarrassing.” This has all the feelings of a parent whose child misbehaved, and the parent did nothing until other adults spoke up, even though the parent knew about the issue. Now, the parent is scolding the children.

It is not that Myers was wrong to make the statement; it’s far from it — he should have made the statement before the KU game. Perhaps after the chant was done on Jan. 14 during the game against then-No. 1 Baylor. Don’t call Myers a “snowflake” or any other similar term for criticizing a vulgar chant that tarnishes the reputation of K-State during a nationally-televised basketball game. The man is a retired Air Force general and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. No doubt he has heard worse. In reality, though, this statement will do nothing. Yes, Myers probably felt forced to say something publicly due to the pressure his friends put on him. But it will do nothing as far as convincing students to stop chanting obscenities at their rival. Scolding doesn’t work on college students. Don’t blame him

for trying, though. The university and K-State Athletics have tried in the past to eliminate the chant. It didn’t work. They tried removing “Sandstorm” from the playlist. That didn’t work either, considering the chant moved to other songs, like the “Wabash Cannonball.” Even if he tried, head football coach Bill Snyder could not convince students to drop the chant. Neither could senior forward D.J. Johnson or any member of the men’s basketball team. There’s something about college students that make them do the opposite of what people in positions of authority say to do. And that’s not new to this generation. The chant was out of the news cycle, and now it is back in see page

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Healthy eating possible for broke college students KELSEY KENDALL THE COLLEGIAN

It is a common stereotype that college students on a budget survive off ramen noodles and junk food, but Hanna Cornelius, junior in nutrition and Spoon University writer, does not think it needs to be that way. “If you’re not going to buy the crazy stuff, it’s really not that bad,” Cornelius said. “It’s easy to get carried away and buy $40 worth of fruit, I’ve been guilty of that, but just be aware of what you need.” Cornelius said eating healthy does not mean only eating with the idea that the foods will help them lose weight or be a part of some diet. It also does not mean following the latest health articles one sometimes sees online, which Cornelius said people, “should take with a grain of salt.” The articles that list foods to cut out completely can sometimes be incorrect, she said. Some of the foods on those lists can actually be

good for the body, at least in moderation. Eating healthy should be more about how one feels after eating healthier foods and still enjoying a treat every now and then. “Coming into college, I was excited to be out on my own and have even more freedom when it came to my diet,” she wrote in her article. “Making healthy choices isn’t difficult because of the food. I thought it would be easier, I could have more options and control the kinds of food I would have in my dorm room. I was wrong. I traded having more control over my food for having more pressure to conform to the eating habits of my peers and the ‘typical college student.’” However, Cornelius was able to overcome the pressure to eat junk food with her peers and now eats healthy foods to make her feel good. She focuses on healthy food, but she still saves room for the occasional slice of cake or two. College students can be busy and tight on money sometimes. Planning ahead

and mixing and matching are key to college students eating healthy, Dianna Schalles, registered dietitian, said. “It’s definitely doable,” Schalles said. “Planning ahead is going to save a lot of time and money.” Leftovers are great for college students to be able to pack lunches or keep for the next night’s dinner, Schalles said. She recommends students to cook extra food when they have time and packing the next day’s lunch or dinner right away. This will make planning meals later more grab-andgo between classes, work and extra-curricular activities. Having a meal ready before can also help students not spend extra money on fast food or restaurants. According to College Board’s article, “Average estimated undergraduate budgets, 2016-17,” room and board are the biggest expenses for college students enrolled in a fouryear public university such as K-State. Cornelius and Schalles both said eating healthy does not have to be expensive.

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Schalles said looking for things on sale and sticking to a grocery list written before going to the store will help cut down on unnecessary spending. “It’s really not that hard to find affordable deals on stuff,” Cornelius said. Cornelius said looking at the label for different things

like protein, saturated fats and added sugars can help students be aware of what they are eating. Websites like can also help students figure out what exactly they are eating. Schalles said Lafene Health Center offers resources as well for students interested

in healthy eating. A cookbook, “Cats Get Cooking,” is offered online through Lafene’s website and provides basic recipes tailored for college students. “There’s lots of options out there,” Cornelius said. “You’d be surprised what’s healthy.”

OPINION: A discussion about “politically correct” culture KYLER JACKSON THE COLLEGIAN

A common theme heard today is that our nation is more polarized than ever before. We are more angry and hateful toward those with different views from our own and this only pulls us farther apart. Our country desperately needs to work towards repairing this divide if we ever hope to progress as one nation, undivided. But before we can begin that process, though, we need to talk about political correctness. As many know, attacking PC culture was a significant part of Donald Trump’s campaign. Many conservative news organizations, like Fox News, claim that Trump won the election partly

due to this issue. To them I say, I agree. Yes, a liberal just agreed with Fox News that PC culture is part the reason we have President Trump. Something that is often brought up when discussing political correctness is that people have become too sensitive to scrutiny. In fact, a new Pew poll shows that 59 percent of Americans, a majority conservative, agree with this viewpoint, while many liberals do not. Now I may not agree with this entirely, but I do believe that PC culture has become too outrageous for us to not talk about it. One example of this is in 2013, a student, who was a veteran, was told that he was not allowed to hand out constitutions on a California campus without special permission and the only

place he could do it was in the “Free Speech Area.” Another more recent and highly publicized example were the violent protests at UC Berkeley that caused Milo Yiannopoulos, a key figure at Breitbart News, to cancel a scheduled speech. Many outbursts from conservatives followed, with even the University spokesperson saying the group, “undermined the First Amendment.” Political Correctness often refers to the idea of “safe spaces,” “trigger warnings,” or “micro aggressions.” An article from the Atlantic in 2013, written by a Social Psychologist and a Constitutional Lawyer, explains the affects that these ideas can have on the minds of people. Trigger warnings, used to signal something that might cause

a flashback to traumatic events, can lead to being, “demanded for a long list of ideas and attitudes that some students find politically offensive, in the name of preventing other students from being harmed.” The argument boils down to this: if someone will be (objectively) harmed by it, we cannot, therefore, discuss it. However, following that logic, if we control our language based on whether someone could be offended, we would have to minimize our language to an outrageously extreme level. There has even been a movement to put trigger warnings on books so they won’t cause offense in a classroom setting. The same article previously mentioned points out that some books include famous works like

The Great Gatsby because it “portrays abuse” and Things Fall Apart because it discusses “racial violence.” The “chilling effect” of books and professors leads to the inability to discuss difficult subjects, therefore, shutting down the opportunity for new insights and harming the academic community. The final argument to be made is that in forming our academics and society around trigger warnings and microaggressions, we will actually cause traumatic events. It can be summed up as such: if a person gets trapped in an elevator and has a fear of elevators, you should be a good person by helping her avoid elevators. But, if you want them to return to normalcy, you should

slowly reintroduce them to the fear as the more interaction they receive the more they realize it is safe. Freedom of speech is a fundamental right to our society and the idea that we should alter our speech as to not offend others is not a good idea. I agree that we need to encourage a safe environment for everyone, but it should not be at the cost of the First Amendment. Kyler Jackson is a sophomore in public relations and pre-law. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Collegian. Please send comments to


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Hale Library’s Great Room has secrets, story of its own MADISON OBERMEYER the first free-standing library THE COLLEGIAN

At a university as historic as Kansas State, it may be hard to perceive the changes that have occurred over the years. But 90 years ago, Hale Library’s Great Room was a substantially different place. A photo from Nov. 16, 1927, shows students sitting in the Great Room’s familiar rows of tables, with the same arching windows lighting the room. However, the chandeliers and bare walls illustrated in the photograph highlight the changes the Great Room had undergone since the photograph was taken nearly a century ago. “The Great Room is the reading room of what was originally the Farrell Library that was built in 1927, and it was

on campus,” Lori Goetsch, dean of libraries, said. Goetsch said the room used to be full of books, but following expansions in 1955, 1970 and 1996, it became a reading room with a mystery. “There used to be really pretty chandeliers that hung from the ceiling of that room that were taken down once renovation and other work was going on, and they were stored away, never to be found again,” Goetsch said. “We don’t know what happened to them, if they’re still stashed away somewhere here on campus or if somebody made off with them, but someday we’re going to find them or we’re going to get ones like them and put them back up there. That’s our little mystery.” Today, the Great Room is known for its four murals,

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The Great Room as it appeared in November 1927. Goetsch said. “(The murals) were painted in 1934 during the De-

Students see benefits to working “flexible” on-campus jobs ALEX BRASE


A key reason the poor college student is a familiar sketch: American colleges do not come cheap. Some Kansas State students may be looking to part-time jobs to stay afloat, and many think they have found the solution. K-State offers many on-campus jobs, which offer the convenience of location and the flexibility to work around class schedules. Tiffany Bowers, junior in anthropology, works at both Hale Library and Holton Hall. She said she feels like a lot of students do not realize just how many on-campus jobs there are. “Getting to stay on campus so I can go from class to work, it’s really nice,” Bowers said. “It’s opened my eyes to [how] students do a lot on campus. I think it’s nice to get help from somebody that’s your same age, too.” During the 2016-2017

year, the average student spent $16,931 on in-state tuition and the cheapest residence plan alone, according to the university’s website. Add the additional costs of books, supplies, course fees and last-minute expenses and multiply that figure by four or five years, and the total cost of a degree quickly adds up to be a burden for most students. A number of on-campus employers have plenty of employment opportunities for students. For instance, Housing and Dining Services employs around 800 students annually—the most of any employer on campus—who work as custodians, receptionists, painters and in staffing and food service, according to “Part-Time Job Tips” on the K-State Career Center’s website. Bill Smriga, the executive director of the K-State Student Union, said holding a part-time job while taking classes can be an advantage for many students after graduation.

“Typically students have many hours of out of class time each that is not spent studying,” Smriga said. “Having a part-time job could mean that students learn or improve on their time management skills. Students may find that they waste less time as they schedule their hours and their responsibilities more precisely instead of procrastinating and waiting until the last minute.” Kerri Keller, executive director of the Career Center, said students should limit their part-time work to between 12 and 15 hours a week so that their academic performance does not suffer. “Many students develop lifelong relationships with the faculty [and] staff they work with on campus,” Keller said. “It’s another great way to experience being part of the K-State family.” Students can look for on-campus opportunities with on K-State’s Career and Employment Services website.

pression as part of the ‘Public Works of Art Project’ by David Overmyer, who is a muralist

from Topeka,” Goetsch said. “They are intended to represent the four areas of the university’s research and teaching: human ecology, or home economics as it was called at the time, agriculture, the arts and engineering.” The room’s quiet environment attracts students looking for a place where they can sit down and focus, but that is not always the case, Camryn Webster, sophomore in kinesiology, said. “I don’t study in the Great Room a lot because so many people go there for study hours or because they think it looks like Harry Potter, so at times it’s not quiet even though it is on the silent floor,” Webster said. “It is a really cool place to study in, but you have to know the right hours to go.” Students and visitors dub the room the “Harry Potter

Room” for its resemblance to the dining hall in the Harry Potter films, Goetsch said. “When I study in this room, I can’t help but feel like I’m studying in a different world,” Faith Rahman, senior in biochemistry, said. The Great Room may not have an enchanted ceiling like Hogwarts did in the Harry Potter movies, but Goetsch said it has snowed inside the room before, due to cracked windows rather than any magical charms. Those windows were replaced in 2015 after donor Mark Chapman agreed to fund the $325,000 project as a gift to the university. “It has become a much nicer environment since those windows were redone,” Goetsch said. “It has really helped us to maintain the beauty of the space and the tradition.”


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competition is fast approaching, taking place March 6-10 in College Station, Texas. “Since it is my last season, coach and I have been pushing for nationals. This would be my first time at the national indoor competition, and I really want to make it my own,” Kassanavoid said. Fellow hammer and weight thrower, Brady Grunder, senior in criminology, also wishes to achieve the same goal with Kassanavoid.

“I would also like to make nationals,” Grunder said. “Getting mentally and physically prepared is a big thing, it just takes patience, time and effort.” Leadership is something that Kassanavoid has shown a lot in her past years at K-State. She has proven her capability not only to her coaches, but to her teammates as well. “I would explain Janee’ as a hardworker, she is extremely dedicated and has shown that hard work pays off,” Grunder

said. Kassanavoid has made it a top goal to inspire others and will leave her mark on the track and field team for the best. “I always strive to make an impact on my teammates, I want them to know that hard work to pays off,” said Kassanavoid. The team will be at Ahearn Field House on Feb. 17, where they will host the Steve Miller Open. This will be the final indoor meet before the Big 12 Championship.

invasion of Iraq, faces a new quagmire in dealing with the vulgar chant. When children don’t respond positively to scolding, punishment would seem a likely next step. Whether punishment were kicking out students who participated in the chant, moving the student section or something else entirely, it would not work. No amount of scolding, punishment, pleading from administrators or changing of songs will make the chant go

away. There is one other thing that has not been tried: winning, and winning consistently. That would allow for a chant that any number of K-State fans would rather chant at KU: “Scoreboard.” Jason Tidd is a senior in journalism. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Collegian. Please send comments to

Feb. 16 Service Inspection Results: Campus, coffee and coliseum MYERS | Fewer wins, fewer fans KAITLYN ALANIS THE COLLEGIAN

The shortest service inspections you’ll ever read (that’s a good thing).


1008 Business Building Date: Feb. 3, 2017 Reason: Licensing Result: In Compliance

KDA_4_204112B There was no thermometer inside of the True reach-in cooler (below the espresso machine). KDA_8_30411A Operating without a license during the last week of November, first two weeks into December and re-opened by Jan. 17, 2017. KDA_7_10211 Below the espresso machine there was a plastic container with clear liquid in it and it was not labeled. The person in-charge said it was sanitizer. Corrected on-site, labeled the container.

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144 K-State Student Union Date: Feb. 1, 2017 Reason: Routine Result: In Compliance KDA_6_50112A There is trash on the floor inside of the walk-in cooler.

KDA_3_30511A1 In the back storage room there were two boxes of soda syrup boxes and one box of Frito Lays chips being stored directly on the floor. KDA_7_20111B In the back storage room there were bottles of liquid laundry soap and bottles of men’s shampoo being stored directly above an open box of popcorn to-go containers. Corrected on-site, rearranged the items. (Note: no leakage was detected).


918 N 17th St. 908 K-State Student Union Date: Jan. 25, 2017 Reason: Courtesy Result: In Compliance There were no violations.


1911 Tuttle Creek Blvd. Date: Jan. 19, 2017 Reason: Routine Result: In Compliance KDA_3_30414B1 The sanitizer container utilizes chlorine and the concentration was at 200 parts per million. Corrected on-site, diluted the solution. KDA_7_10211 At the three compartment sink there was a plastic container with clear liquid in it and it was not labeled. The person in-charge said it was bleach water. Corrected on-site, labeled the

container. KDA_8_30411A The food establishment license was not posted for public viewing.


227 Blue Earth Place Suite 111 Date: Jan. 20, 2017 Reason: Routine Result: In Compliance There were no violations.


1800 College Ave. Date: Jan. 18, 2017 Reason: Routine Result: In Compliance KDA_3_30212 Stand No. 1: On the counter there was a plastic container with a white granular substance and it was not labeled. The person in charge said it was salt. Stand No. 3: On the counter there was a plastic container with a white granular substance and it was not labeled. The person in charge said it was salt. KDA_4_60111C The basement walk-in cooler fan blowers have dust built up on them. KDA_4_90311A Stand No. 3: There was one box of cups being stored directly on the floor. Corrected on-site, removed the box from the floor. KDA_5_20515B Stand No. 1: The hand sink is slow to drain.

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the national media because Myers brought it up. It will only make students want to do it more. Fortunately for Myers and K-State, the chant was not present at Wednesday’s loss in Bramlage Coliseum to Iowa State. Neither was about half the student section, which looked bare, even for a weeknight game. Myers, who was the top military adviser to President George W. Bush during the 2003

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Chocolate chip, moster cookies are campus staples week. “We sell about 30 loaves of the sourdough when we have it, and about 35 loaves of the other varieties on a weekly basis,” Butler-Smith said.



Cherilyn E, junior in hospitality management, Georgeanna Stockemer, freshman in bakery science, and Makayla Clemens, freshman in animal science, hold bake sale specialties made by the bakery science club. The bake sale was held in Shellenberger Hall on Feb. 15.


“Chocolate chip cookies, monster cookies, snickerdoodle cookies, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, molasses cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, s’mores cookies, double chocolate chip,” said Gideon Butler-Smith, senior in bakery science and co-production manager for the Bakery Science Club. Every Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. the Bakery Science Club opens the Sweet Solutions Bakery in Shellenberger Hall with many varieties of cookies. David Krishock, grain science and industry instructor and adviser to the club, said the monster cookie is their No. 1 seller. A monster cookie is made with peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips and M&Ms. “Every week they have got to make the monster cookie,” Krishock said. “That one has had the same formula for the last thirty years, we can’t change it at all.” The monster cookie has held its own against all the other cookies with the club selling an average of 350 monster cookies per week, just ahead of the club’s chocolate chip cookies. About 300 chocolate

chip cookies are sold each week. Both are considered “staple” items at the sale. “Every week we make a full batch of monster and chocolate chip,” said Butler-Smith. Full batches are about 550 cookies a piece. On top of that, a “specialty” flavor is made, which was red velvet cookies this week, making the total over 1,300 cookies baked. Butler-Smith said the club receives five to ten pre-orders per week, varying from a dozen to 10 dozen cookies per order. The club’s biggest order ever was 75 dozen cookies for the university’s career fair.


The Sweet Solutions Bakery sells more than just cookies. “Our average day, on an average week, we sell the staple cookies and our staple breads: French, Vienna and bread bowls,” said Butler-Smith. “I’d say our French baguette is the most popular because it’s one of the most versatile,” he added that in the fall, bread bowls are more popular because of the seasonality. The “specialty” item for the breads is a variety of sourdough’s that the club features every other

Every Tuesday night the group of roughly 50 members gathers to mix, bake, cool and bag the 1,300 plus cookies. One group branches off to go “chalk” the campus to advertise the sale the following day. “About half of our members are bakery science majors,” said Butler-Smith. “I think the culture that we’ve created in bakery science is very open and the handson component of our club really draws them. My goal is to be welcome and warm to everybody.” Cherilyn E, junior in hospitality management and bake club treasurer, has been a member of the club for three years. “I’ve just always liked baking and it’s a really good group of people,” E said.


The bake sales raise money for the club’s annual trip to the American Society of Baking Convention in Chicago. This spring, the club has 39 students traveling to the convention, which will cost the club around $19,000, Krishock said. “I still have the keychain from my first year at the convention,” said Butler-Smith. “That’s how much the experience meant to me.” The club fundraises yearround, aside from the bake sale, they also bake cookies for the home football games. The Milling Science and Management department has a parking lot across from Bill Snyder Football Stadium. Each home game, clubs within the department rotate working the parking, charging $20 per vehicle.

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