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the story of two lovers from Palestinian and Israeli families who run rival fast-food restaurants. Once this simplified and digestible version of IsraeliPalestinian conflict received an Oscar, Ron said it was screened all over the world, including Arab countries. “We got invitations from all over the world,” Ron said. “Even from Chechnya, in Russia.” The film also became a part of Ron’s project to bridge people through music he started in 2000. He said he travels the world with the Yuval Ron Ensemble visiting countries deep in war-torn regions and international conflicts. Through music, he strives to unite fighting sides and said the strategy of unification works. “Music is a great tool to unite people, because music is not verbal,” Ron said.

March 23, 2010, marked the official enactment of President Obama’s controversial Affordable Care Act. Now, nearly two years later, debate and discussion of “Obamacare” has not diminished. The Affordable Care Act allows young people to remain on their parents’ health care plans until age 26, but the nation is still weighing the pros and cons of mandatory health care as election season approaches. “What galled Republicans initially was the individual mandate,” said Linda Richter, professor emeritus of political science. “But individual mandate was originally a Republican-fostered idea and remains on the plan of many Republican candidates.” The buzz surrounding Obamacare began with debate over increased taxes and mandatory payments, but opponents soon switched tactics. People who opposed the bill claimed that Obamacare was not paying for itself and that continuing the bill would result in wasteful spending. “The United States spends nearly twice as much per capita as anywhere else,” Richter said. “Longevity rates had not been increasing, though. Essentially, we’re paying more and getting less.” Despite the cost, Richter said that extended health care for young people was something that citizens should be willing to contribute to. “I think it’s important for students who are in or out of college,” Richter said. “Students in college are staying longer. I think the average length of time students are at K-State is six years. Being able to stay on your parents’ health care until age 26 is very important.” The Affordable Care Act has impacted people nationwide. According to an April 2 nmpolitics. net article by Bill Jordan, over 20,000 young New Mexicans have taken advantage of the policy, receiving health care money that they would have otherwise been denied. K-State students also see the value in the Affordable Care Act. Steven Letourneau, freshman in open option, supports the bill. “I think it helps a lot of people who wouldn’t have help otherwise,” Letourneau said. “From a student perspective, I want it to stay. With all of the college loans you have to pay, staying on your parents’ health care is beneficial.” Other K-State students are more critical of the act. Cory Hendrickson, junior in political science, said he does not necessarily support the bill, but he sees what it is trying to achieve. “It’s trying, it’s really trying to be a good idea,” Hendrickson said. “It fails at achieving a lot of what we need, though.” Hendrickson’s concerns with the bill did not center on cost as much as additional stress on existing resources. “When the act finally goes into full effect, hospitals and care centers will fall under even larger strains than they have now,” Hendrickson said. “Those involved in the medical field, especially people who create medical devices, will have a large burden placed on their shoulders.” The Affordable Care Act does apply to Hendrickson, and he said he appreciates that.

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Tanning can lead to cancer, but some people believe that moderation is key to preventing it. Kelly Becker, senior in theatre lighting design, said tanning can be beneficial. “Unless you’re tanning every day for 30 minutes at a time, it’s not going to hurt you,” Becker said. “I go once every few weeks during the summer to prevent sunburn.” Cassie Kerr contributing writer Editor’s Note: This article was completed as an assignment for a class in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications. With the summer months around the corner and the days warming up, many students have started prepping for swimsuit season. One summer activity, tanning, may prove to have more lethal side effects than a bronzed skin tone. Skin cancer rates are currently on the rise, especially in people under the age of 40. Next time students lie in a tanning bed or neglect to put on sunscreen, they might want to think twice about the harm they are doing to their bodies. Aeriel Dodson, freshman in family studies, said she believes tanning has harmful effects and that there are other ways to keep skin healthy and looking good. “I think it is bad for you in the long run and the temporary benefits are

not worth it,” Dodson said about tanning. “I take a vitamin D supplement. I think people look better with what they’re born with and I am naturally fair-skinned; I do not ever want to

person’s risk of developing melanoma by 74 percent, according to the Mayo Clinic. For example, people whose relative has had melanoma have a greater chance of developing it as

“I think [tanning] is bad for you in the long run and the temporary benefits are not worth it. ... I think people look better with what they’re born with and I am naturally fair skinned; I do not ever want to look orange.” Aeriel Dodson freshman in family studies look orange.” When asked what she thinks of people who tan, Dodson said she thinks the long-term effects of tanning make it an unwise decision. According to Mayo Clinic research, “an exposure to UV radiation, which comes from the sun and from tanning beds, can increase the risk of skin cancer, including melanoma.” In fact, tanning beds increase a

well. In addition, people with weakened immune systems are at a greater risk of developing skin cancer. The Mayo Clinic article pointed out many risk factors associated with melanoma and skin cancer. Having fair skin is one of the main factors; having less skin pigment means less protection from damaging UV rays. In addition, individuals with blond or red hair, light-colored eyes

and freckles tend to sunburn more easily than those with a darker complexion. However, people with darker complexions can be diagnosed with skin cancers as well. Aryn Sander, employee of Sun Connection tanning salon in Aggieville and junior in criminology and psychology, said the main reason she tans is not because of the employee discount, but because she likes to be tan all year round. Sander tans about twice a week. “I am not too worried about it,” she said. “If you are smart enough to know how long you can go in a bed for and knowing when to get out, your chances are not as high. The worst part is burning.” Calvin Jones, Manhattan resident, said he felt the same way and also tans twice a week. “I think I look better when I am tan,” Jones said. “For someone who has trouble with it, it can be bad. If you have the right skin for it, then there are no troubles I see in it.”

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Split Lip Rayfield to Composer uses music, film perform at Wareham to unite people in conflict Jakki Thompson assistant news editor Split Lip Rayfield, a bluegrass metal band originally from Kansas, will perform in Manhattan at the Wareham Opera House at 410 Poyntz Ave. today at 8 p.m. “We used to play in Auntie Mae’s a lot while we used to play in town,” said Wayne Gottstine, one of the lead vocalists of Split Lip Rayfield. “But the crowds kept getting bigger and bigger so we had to move the venues. But we still love Auntie Mae’s.” Gottstine and Eric Mardis, the band’s banjo player, performed in many different bands before coming together with the late Kirk Rundstrom, one of the original founders of the band. The band’s newest member is Jeff Eaton, the band’s bassist. “We have never played at the Wareham before,” Gottstine said. “But we have a lot of good friends in Manhattan and we look forward to continuing to perform here.” The sounds of Split Lip Ray-

field are unique. On their website, the band describes themselves as their own genre of music, combining bluegrass and country with hints of metal. The band plays with some unique instruments as well; Eaton performs on a homemade bass made from a gas tank. “When you first see us on stage, most people initially think, ‘these dudes are pretty old,’” Gottstine said. “Then we continue to perform and you will think about the hightech ultrasonic bluegrass with a super shreddin’ mandolin, banjo and guitar.” The band’s music covers a wide variety of themes, with songs about everything from love, loss, change and dark powers, which Gottstine said creates an “aggressive acoustic performance” for everyone in the audience. “You can never tell what we are going to do at a show,” Gottstine said. “We will be performing new songs from the last time we performed in Manhattan. We are a unique experience.”


Oscar-winning film ‘West Bank Story’ deep, funny, ‘very brave’, audience members say Anton Trafimovich staff writer Yuval Ron, Israeli-born composer, brought two animated movies for which he wrote the score to the Beach Museum of Art on Wednesday night. Ron said he believes that music helps unite people regardless of their nationality and religion. Ron is well-known both for writing music and creating short films, as well as writing and arranging music for live performances given by the Yuval Ron Ensemble worldwide. During his two-day stay at K-State, Ron is sharing both aspects of his occupation. After presenting two short documentaries on Wednesday night, he will present some of

his original compositions in a concert, which will take place tonight in McCain Auditorium at 7:30. Tickets are free and available in ticket offices. Both movies screened in the Beach Museum of Art

“People tend to come together around music.” Yuval Ron Composer, filmmaker on Wednesday are significant, Ron said. “Proteus” is a documentary portraying the life and work of biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel. The second film is called “West Bank Story,” a 22minute musical movie that won an Oscar in 2007, which Ron said was his greatest career accomplishment. Although the movie starts off lightheartedly and establishes a humorous background, the plot becomes serious as it tells

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Professors: foreign languages valuable in workplace Jena Sauber staff writer For students who want to learn more of a foreign language than “burrito,” “hors d’oeuvre” or “karate,” the department of modern languages at K-State offers a wide variety of classes from beginner to advanced levels. The classes are designed to help students learn a new language, prepare for trips abroad, advance in the career world, or simply acquire a new understanding of their culture and the cultures of other countries. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about yourself, how you think and where you live, and about the history, art and literature in other cultures,” said Melinda Cro, French language program coordinator. “You can learn a great deal about how another culture perceives something by learning their language,” Cro said. The department of modern languages offers classes in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish. The department offers minors in all offered languages except Arabic, Czech, Hindi and Latin. It also has bachelor’s and master’s programs in French, German and Spanish. Master’s degrees are also available in teaching English as a foreign language.

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While each program teaches a different language, there are many similar benefits of learning a foreign language, said Mary Copple, Spanish language program coordinator. “The linguistic value of just seeing how another language works allows you to better understand your own,” Copple said. “It allows you to communicate with an entirely new group of people.” In addition, many of the classes include cultural information about countries where people speak the language. This foreign culture knowledge can be beneficial to students in a variety of ways, Copple said. “Learning about the cultures of different people around the world is beneficial and can help you in re-examining your own culture and realizing how many of your daily behaviors are driven by established cultural norms,” Copple said. While the department of modern languages offers more sessions of Spanish than other languages, all secondary languages have value in the workplace, depending on how a student chooses to use the secondary language, Copple said. “It really depends on the field of a student’s future profession and where it might lead them,” she said. “We have students on campus who study Hindi, and that might not occur to you as a primary language you want

to study, but if you are going to come into contact with those who do due to your professional goal, it’s very valuable to you.” Cro agreed that learning a foreign language can help students when they venture into the professional world. “Learning a foreign language is about learning about the culture and opening your mind to a new experience,” Cro said. “The more that we are open to other cultures and languages, the more we know, the easier our job becomes to create those bridges with someone else. That’s a quality and skills that are required in any type of job, no matter where you are.” According to the 2009 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 228.7 million people over the age of 5 speak only English at home. Approximately 35.5 million people over the age of 5 speak Spanish or Spanish Creole at home, making it the second largest category. In addition, learning a foreign language can make world travel easier, Cro said. This is especially true for Anne Sisley, sophomore in English and Spanish. Sisley said she hopes to use her Spanish language knowledge to help her in her travels some day. “I know I for sure would like to travel,” Sisley said. “So

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Senior starter hopes to lead team to fourth straight postseason Spencer Low staff writer From 2009 to 2011, the K-State baseball team made three straight appearances in the NCAA regional tournament. Before 2009, K-State had never appeared in the postseason for NCAA baseball. A senior this year, starting pitcher Matt Applegate was a member of all three of those teams and a key component to this year’s chances of making a fourth straight appearance in the postseason. So far this season, Applegate is 2-3 with a 5.14 ERA and is serving as K-State’s No. 1 starter every Friday, the first game in almost every series. In seven starts, he has pitched 42 innings with 37 strikeouts, both of which lead the team. “My last couple starts have been better,” Applegate said of his performance this season on the mound. “I struggled early, wasn’t able to throw together a couple starts in a row, but I’m able to build off a couple and I think I can keep going from that.” If Applegate chooses any starts to build from, last Friday’s would be a good one, as he threw his first complete game of the season, an eightinning performance in a Wildcat loss against Oklahoma. Applegate allowed five runs — only three were earned — off seven hits with five strikeouts and four walks. With the team at 14-14 and about halfway through the season, Applegate will need to continue to build off his success, starting tonight in the series opener against Sacred Heart in Manhattan. “I’m going to go out and just continue to throw strikes and not try to do too much and just try to give us a chance to win,” he said. When it comes down to K-State’s push to make the postseason, leadership will be critical. Strong leadership, especially from seniors, can help the Wildcats work together to perform at the top of their game,

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Matt Applegate delivers a pitch during Tuesday’s game against Nebraska. Applegate, a senior from Wichita, is the baseball team’s Friday starter. Applegate said. “Yeah, I’d say [I am] looked at by the younger guys as a leader,” said Applegate about being a senior on the pitching staff. “I should be able to go out and throw more innings than the other guys. I’ve been in places that I should be able to learn from, from earlier years and earlier this year, and be able to help them and help the team come out and pitch to the best of our ability.” Applegate said he has seen some good pitchers take the mound in purple and white during his time here, especially A.J. Morris, who

was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. “They all have their characteristics that are different,” he said, adding that Morris’ “ability to go out and be himself everyday” was a strong influence on him. Applegate said that one of the biggest lessons he learned from Morris was to be himself and go out every week and repeat what his performance on the mound. Morris seemed to have endless consistency, something that Applegate tries to do as well.


K-State opens home series tonight John Zetmeir staff writer Coming off the team’s worst performance of the year, the Wildcats will look to bounce back against Sacred Heart as they start their three-game home series. K-State (14-14, 3-6 Big 12 Conference) will take on Sacred Heart (10-6, 7-5 Northeast Conference) at Tointon Family Stadium at 6:30 p.m. today. The Wildcats come into the series on a bit of a slump, winning only two of their last 10 games, including a shut-out loss to the hands of Nebraska on Tuesday night at home. The

Pioneers, however, come into the series as winners of seven of their last 10 games. Home field advantage could play a big role in the series. Even though the Wildcats have lost their last two games at home, they hold a home record of 7-4 in front of their home crowd so far this season, while Sacred Heart has a record of 1-7 on the road. K-State cannot overlook Sacred Heart’s bad luck on the road. Sacred Heart is hitting .278 as a team while allowing opponents an average of .300. The Pioneers are led by junior infielder John Murphy, who is hit-

ting .347 with 13 RBIs and one home run. The Wildcats will need to get the bats going in the series after scoring a total of three runs in their last two games. Sophomore outfielder Jared King has been leading the Wildcats so far this season hitting .379 with 17 RBIs and three home runs. Another Wildcat who will have to step up is senior infielder Wade Hinkle. Hinkle is leading the Wildcats with 29 RBIs and five home runs, but only has one hit in his last three games. The game can be aired on KMAN-AM 1350, as well as broadcast on K-State HD.


Home match provides chance to recover Haley Rose staff writer The Wildcats will take on the Wichita Shockers at 1 this afternoon at the Wamego Recreation Complex in their ninth straight match against a ranked opponent. Fresh off a two-match loss last weekend, the Wildcats look to improve their 21-19 series record against the Shockers, who are ranked No. 65 among NCAA Division I schools, while simultaneously ending a five-match losing streak. The most recent meeting between the schools went to K-State on March 6, who


won 4-3 in Hutchinson, Kan. The last time the Wildcats faced the Shockers in Wamego was in February 2010, where the shockers won 4-3, making K-State’s total record against Wichita 10-8 at home. A certain amount of focus will be on NCAA No. 32ranked sophomore Petra Niedermayerova during the match, as she has won 12 of her last 16 matches and fared well against Texas and Texas A&M last weekend. With an 18-11 record this season and 42-21 overall, she is ranked as the Wildcats’ No. 1 player. Another player to keep an

eye on is also coming off of a win from last weekend. KState’s No. 2 singles player, Karla Bonacic, tallied her 50th career singles win against Texas A&M on March 30 and is aiming to improve upon her 12-5 season record. Bonacic and Niedermayerova comprise the Wildcat’s No. 1 doubles team, which also saw victory in Texas last weekend. Next up for the team is a return to the road from April 13 and 15, where the Wildcats will return to Big 12 play and face opponents Iowa State on April 13 and Missouri on April 15.

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Applegate has been helped this year by a strong offense, which has kept some of the pressure off him and allowed him to take the mound and keep making his pitches. If he goes out and gives up a run or two early, he can stay confident and trust that the offense will pick him up. A strong offense gives him the chance to just be himself on the mound and try and get deep into games. “I think my best pitch is my fastball, but I think my out pitch would be my slider. When I have them both going, they can equally be as productive and great,” Apple-

gate said. “I feel confident in even my changeup, to throw that in any count. I really think that that’s going to help me throughout this year to get deeper in games and be more consistent.” If K-State’s Friday starter can continue pitching like he did last Friday, the team will be in much better position to make a push for the postseason in the second half of the season. Graduating from KState as a member of all four regional qualifying teams would no doubt provide a satisfying end to this senior’s Wildcat career.

K-State club sports schedule K-State offers a variety of club teams for students to get involved in. Playing on a club team provides students the opportunity to continue playing a sport at a competitive level while attending KState. Recreational Services offers 27 different club sports on campus for both men and women, and teams have started practicing and preparing for their upcoming spring schedules.

SOFTBALL CLUB Sat, 4/28 - Open slow pitch softball fundraiser tourney at the L.P. Washburn Recreational Area

CYCLING CLUB Sun, 4/15 - North Central Collegiate Cycling race on K-State Campus WOMEN’S RUGBY CLUB Sat, 4/7 - KU - 1 p.m., Memorial Stadium Sat, 4/28 - NebraskaOmaha - 1 p.m., Memorial Stadium MEN’S AND WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CLUB Sat, 5/5 - Open volleyball fundraiser tourney at Peters Recreation Complex

PARACHUTE CLUB Fri, 4/13 - First jump class - class on campus, jump in Abilene Fri, 4/27 - First jump class

BASEBALL CLUB Fri, 4/13 - Iowa State, two games, at Manhattan

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SOCCER CLUBS Fri-Sun, 4/20-22 - Chartrand Memorial Soccer Tournament, Memorial Stadium

For more information about K-State club sports, contact Travis Redeker, assistant director of recreational services at Peters Recreation Complex, at


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10 items you should Museum hosts TV show screenings before premiere not wear to class Norma Dunning staff writer

Brittany Stevens It takes approximately 30 seconds for someone to give you the once-over, a curt, flitting glance and make a judgment about the person you are. Shallow? Unfair? Judgmental? Yes. But it’s the cold truth: appearance matters. College men and women have a record of repeat fashion offenses. Many of the styles should only be worn in the privacy of one’s dorm room — if braved in the light of campus at all. Jorts Denim is a staple of the American wardrobe and is always on trend, yet it, too, can go wrong. “Jorts” is a pejorative term for men’s jean shorts. A pair of kneelength — sometimes at their worst — cut-off shorts is Dad’s unflattering counterpart to Mom’s high-waisted, tapered-leg mom jeans. Jorts are sometimes paired with a cell phone case clipped to the waistband as an accessory, which has not been cool since beepers were. Sleepwear Nothing says effort like showing up to class in a pair of pajama pants still wrinkly from sleeping in them the night before. If you want to pay homage to a favorite cartoon character by wearing their mugs from head-to-toe, it is best to do so in the privacy of your home — when sleeping. Lacy, silky sleepwear also has no place in the classroom; enough said. And, unless you’re Snooki, slippers are inappropriate for public, possibly even unhygienic. Utilitarian footwear As much you might enjoy the freedom of wriggling your toes by wearing sandals whilst still having the power to climate control them with socks, the practicality is a fashion faux pas for the record books. Crocs, a plastic foam clog, are a blunder, too. Jibbitz, the decorative clip-ins for the shoe’s swiss cheese-esque ventilation holes, compound the adverse effects of the shoe — unless, of course, the wearer is younger than 10 years old. Time magazine was on to something when it declared Crocs one of “The 50 Worst Inventions” in 2010. Impractical footwear As with every spring, a legion of Ugg boot aficionadas attempt to magically merge the seasons. From top to bottom, they dress for

spring weather, but instead of pairing an ensemble with a sandal, they opt for the sheepskin-lined Ugg. Sweaty feet are not the fashion statement you want to make. Just the same, hobbling up the hill by Waters Hall can leave anyone breathless, but doing so in spike heels? Even worse. Keep the pumps for anywhere but treks across campus. Bathing suits Kansas is 780 miles from the nearest beach; bikinis and swim trunks should not be in your everyday wardrobe. Fanny packs “Look ma, no hands.” Disguised today as hipster “waist” or “lumbar” packs by popular brands, any bag slung around the hips is just too reminiscent of its late1980s ancestor. Leggings as pants Leggings as pants need not disappear, but they do need a style revamp, to the dismay of college men everywhere. Wearing body-hugging leggings as pants can produce unwelcomed visible panty lines and leave nothing back there to mystery. Instead of wearing leggings with a T-shirt that hits at the hip, pair them with their predestined complements: a thigh-skimming tunic or a dress. Extremely low-rise jeans For ladies and gentlemen alike, low-rise jeans either display unmentionables that should remain, well, unmentionable, or worse, expose cleavage in the wrong places. Try giving jeans the sit test before buying. Clubbing attire If it is made of pleather, has sequins or glitter, or is transparent or cropped, reserve the garment for going out on the town; class is not the place to bring the party. Unkempt look Grunge fashion was popular in the 1990s, but the look was purposeful. Today, bed head and dirty, holey clothes put together in disheveled outfits are no longer considered “in,” but unkempt. If not for yourself, look polished to show respect for professors and the learning environment. Dressing with even minimal effort makes the impression a student takes their education seriously. Clothing has a bearing on state of mind. How we feel can mirror how we look. Taking pride in appearance can make an impact on others — if only in 30 seconds. Brittany Stevens is a senior in journalism and mass communication. Please send comments to

What is art? Art includes many media, from paints and sculptures to photography. In the TV series “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” artists proficient in different techniques and from different parts of the world tell their story about how their artwork influences them and the world around them. “Art in the Twenty-First Century” is in its sixth season and K-State art students had the opportunity to view a screening of an episode before the premiere on PBS on April 13. “The Beach [Museum of Art] is a designated site for screening new Art21 releases,” said Linda Duke, director of the museum. “We are delighted to share that opportunity with the department of art.” On April 3, during their usual class, the students of Art Career Seminar had the opportunity to view “Changes,” one of the four

Anton Trafimovich staff writer Arora Gustafsdottir is a very sArora Gustafsdottir is a very special international student. She is 45. She was working as a crisis manager in Iceland until 2011. In late August, she ended up in Kansas. Now she studies art history at K-State, while her husband Spessi Hallbjornsson, 56, works on his documentary about American motorcycle culture and their daughter Saga, 9, goes to Lee Elementary School. Neither Gustafsdottir nor her husband planned to come to Manhattan, but it was a variety of circumstances and Spessi’s dream to make a documentary in the United States that drove them to the U.S. “I needed to stay here to work on my motorcycle documentary,” Hallbjornsson said. Eventually, they found the solution that worked for everyone. Gustafsdottir, tired of her stressful job in crisis management, quit and entered an art program at the University of Iceland. Then she applied for an exchange program in the U.S. Gustafsdottir decided to get a degree in the arts, as she has been fascinated with it for a long time. Once she completes her degree, she is going to combine her art education and business experience and run an art-residency, which is the organizing of temporary accommodation for artists who are seeking inspirational places to stay and work. “I’m open to suggestions. I’ll just go where it takes me,” Gustafsdottir said. “I’m not worried about the future.” Although both Gustafsdottir and Hallbjornsson had visited the U.S. several times before they came to Manhattan last fall, the “Kansas experience” was totally new for them. On one hand, after cold Iceland, where the average summer temperature is lower than 60 degrees Fahren-



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“The Beach [Museum of Art] is a designated site for screening new Art21 releases. We are delighted to share that opportunity with the department of art.” Linda Duke director, Beach Museum of Art the feature artists was a visiting artist. “We are especially pleased that one of the artists featured in the April 26 screening is represented in our collection,” Schlageck said. “Lynda Benglis was a visiting artist at K-State

in the 1970s. The work she produced, called ‘Phantom,’ has recently been loaned to museums across the country, including New York City and Los Angeles, as part of a large show of her work.” “Art in the Twenty-First Century” gives artists a chance to explain why they do what they do to a larger audience. “I go over that same little shadow over and over again until I get that shape. It has a character. It has some kind of little curly Q there where that rock sticks out and you’ve got to get that curly Q and you aren’t satisfied until you get it,” said artist Rackstraw Downes in the preview for “Art in the TwentyFirst Century” season six. For those who attend the screening, there are other reasons to have such a program. “I think they are an enjoyable way for students, faculty members, the wider community, to access the ideas and values of contemporary artists,” Duke said.

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segments in this season. “’Changes’ features artists dealing with the world in flux — cultural, material and aesthetic transformation,” said Kathrine Schlageck, senior curator at the museum. This episode consisted of three artists — Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui and Catherine Opie. El Anatsui talked about why change was important within his work and when each piece is put into a different exhibit, though it was the same materials, it changed. For Ai Weiwei, Art21 was restricted to interviewing him only about his art because of issues with his release from prison. Ai explained that he became an artist because he had the choice to become a farmer, warrior or worker, or he could become an artist. Since his father was a poet, he became an artist. Though Tuesday’s screening only consisted of “Changes,” another part, “Boundaries,” will be shown on April 26. “The theme of ‘Boundaries’

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heit, they enjoyed Kansas’ mild climate. On the other hand, it was hard to get used to the city layout, which is very different from a traditional Icelandic one. “In the place we lived in Reykjavik, I could walk to at least three groceries and a bookstore. But here it is different. You live in one place, but to shop and eat out you have to go to other places,” Gustafsdottir said. Hallbjornsson is very concerned about the viability of small businesses in Manhattan. To his mind, putting the city shopping center in the end of Poyntz Avenue undermines all small businesses in the town. “The mall just takes every-

“I’m open to suggestions. I’ll just go where it takes me. I’m not worried about the future.” Arora Gustafsdottir international student thing and destroys the street,” Hallbjornsson said. The couple also dislikes that a significant part of the town is settled by temporary residents. That’s why so many houses do not look homey. “There are two permanent residents in our street,” Gustafsdottir said. “An old lady on one side and an old lady on the other side. All others are students. They just come and go.” Gustafsdottir, however, has found some benefits of living in a college town and discovered several coffee shops with bold

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coffee. As for food, the family doesn’t cook traditional Icelandic food at home. The couple said Icelandic cuisine is usually greasy and consists mostly of various meat entrails, but because the entire family is vegetarian, they cannot eat it. Gustafsdottir and Hallbjornsson said that Iceland is very Americanized. Like American society, Icelandic society tends to be consumer-driven. It is also common to have two to three cars in a family. Hummers and Land Rovers are as popular there as in America. The only difference, Gustafsdottir said, is that Icelandic drivers use cars mostly to hide from nasty weather. When it rains, for example, strong winds do not allow the rain to fall straight down, but sideways. “Icelanders use cars as a coat,” Gustafsdottir said. As parents of 9-year-old Saga (three more older children live in Iceland on their own), Gustafsdottir and Hallbjornsson learned about American parent-child

relationships. First, they found schools here are stricter and the individual discipline requirement is higher than in Iceland. Meanwhile, children in Iceland are more independent and have more freedom. For instance, Saga always goes to and from school by herself, while in the United States parents tend to take their children to school by car. What American kids of Saga’s age can’t do is to arrange meetings with friends. “Here you need to arrange it with parents. Then you need to take her by car,” Hallbjornsson said. In the end of May, when Saga finishes school, all the family will go back to Iceland. Hallbjornsson is expected to continue work on his documentary and Gustafsdottir will finish her degree in the fall. But what is next, no one knows yet. The family reiterated that it is important not to stay in the box and be ready to go where life takes them. “Take the step in the unknown to see what happens,” Hallbjornsson said.

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LANGUAGE | Program about ‘personalized experience,’ not perfection Continued from page 3 “I just really enjoyed Spanish. Whenever it got frustrating, I would push through it because I really wanted to learn it,” Sisley said. “I also just enjoy the idea of learning a different language in general. I think it is very useful.” Students taking foreign language classes will experience a classroom very different from common lecture-style classes, Cro said. “When a student enters the classroom, they are kind of thrown into the waters of the classroom. We don’t speak English with them. You may take a few minutes to answer some questions in English, but overall it’s immersion,” Cro said. “We follow the communicative theories that place an emphasis on communication. We have to use the language in the classroom because where else are they going to learn it?” While language classes are often completely English-free, Cro stressed that students should not be intimidated from taking courses. Perfection is often not the goal, Cro said. “We know how hard it can be it, but we also know how important it is. If they don’t do it perfectly, that’s not the point,”




Cro said. “The point is to make them understood. That’s hard because students always want to do their best.” Cro said that although students might want to achieve

perfection, sometimes the more important lesson is using critical learning skills to adapt to difficult situations. There are many foreign language classes offered at different

skill levels, so students should not be afraid of being in classes that are too advanced, Cro said. She encouraged students who are considering enrolling in a foreign language class to gather



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Elizabeth Hughes staff writer This article is the first part of a two-part series. The Blue Earth Plaza, a park located just south of the Flint Hills Discovery Center, is intended to spark awareness among the local community. Manhattan City Commissioners hope the name of this one-acre park will educate residents about Native American history in Kansas and honor the Kansa Indian tribe. Lauren Ritterbush, associate professor of archaeology, said the Blue Earth Plaza is derived from the Kansa, or Kaw, Blue Earth Lodges that were once located along the Blue River from the late 1700s until 1825. The Sunflower State was named after the Kansa tribe, who was the group of Native Americans nearest to present-day Manhattan. “I think naming the park Blue Earth Plaza will start to intrigue people and make them wonder,” Ritterbush said. “Hopefully, it will raise questions about the meaning behind Blue Earth. I think it’s appropriate that it’s right there next to the Flint Hills Discovery Center because, although many people think the Discovery Center is mostly about the prairie and the ecology, it’s also tied into the way people inhabited and survived in the Flint Hills.” Jim Sherow, mayor of Manhattan and professor in history at K-State, said he knew the Kansa Indians were working to establish a presence in the state of Kansas. The tribe began by purchasing land near the Kaw Mission in Council Grove, Kan. He said they were seeking to further that progress by recognizing their roots in the Manhattan area, which resulted in the naming of the Blue Earth Plaza. “I opened up a dialogue with the Kaw Nation and its representatives and we worked out arrangements for the name,” Sherow said. “They’re very excited about it. Consider how they might feel. There is an entire state

north of them named after their tribe, yet hardly anyone knows about them. The whole goal is to bring awareness to the Manhattan community.” The Kansa tribe migrated to the Manhattan area from their initial settlement along the Missouri River near today’s St. Joseph, Mo. Unlike the Wyandot, the Delaware, the Shawnee, the Potawatomi, and the Kickapoo, the Kansa Indians were not forced into Kansas territory by EuroAmerican settlement. Ritterbush said it was the tribe’s own decision to establish themselves along the Blue River, perhaps due to other tribes moving into their territory or the migration of the bison herds they hunted. “When the Kansa were living here around Manhattan, they were living in a village, very tight-knit, not too different than us,” Ritterbush said. “The density of people in one area is what I think we can relate to. I use the word ‘village’ because while it did have hundreds of people in it, all of the buildings were residential.” She said the type of housing was called an earth village due because of the dome-like top that resembled an earthen mound. The lodges were built of wooden framework filled with grasses and sod and included an opening in the center of the roof for smoke to escape. Ritterbush said she believes the Kansa naturally progressed to the well-insulated earth lodge in order to withstand the freezing winters and sweltering summers. The Blue Earth village consisted of more than 100 lodges, each with the capacity to house between five and 10 people. According to author William Unrau in his 1991 book, “Indians of Kansas: The Euro-American Invasion and Conquest of Indian Kansas,” three to five families resided in an earth lodge. Each included a central fireplace, no individual rooms and wood shelving to store food and personal possessions. Fall and spring bison hunting in the High Plains was a vital part of the

Kansa economy. Ritterbush said they also relied heavily on their village gardens and raised crops like squash, corn, beans and sunflowers. Few regions in the nation, according to Unrau, had a more diverse Indian population than Kansas. They provided the names for the state’s three largest cities: Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City. Seventeen of the current 105 counties have Indian names. As stated by Unrau, today the largest number of Native Americans reside in the Wichita metropolitan area, followed by the Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City areas. Ritterbush said in terms of Native American population, Kansas has three reservations where the Sac and Fox, the Kickapoo and the Potawatomi nations live. According to Unrau, an increasing number of Native Americans are attempting to retain or learn their traditional language. Traditional cooking, weaving, beadwork and painting are also becoming popular again in recent years. Georgia Perez, staff adviser for the Native American Student Association, is a firm believer in the continuation of Native American traditions. NASA is a student organization that strives to promote diversity at K-State and unity among the Native American population on campus. Perez said the organization helps students research their Native American ancestry and promotes traditional Native American cuisine and crafts, such as dream catchers, pine needle baskets, loom beading and beading on leather and baskets at past meetings. “It’s a way to get together and celebrate and continue our heritage,” Perez said. “My grandmother taught me to bead when I was 3 years old. By age 5 I was crocheting, and now I’m making moccasins and clothes. I like to share that with the students, but also learn from them and increase my own knowledge. I think it’s always good to know your history and what’s out there.”

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“I’m not going to act like I’m not grateful,” Hendrickson said. “I will happily stay on my parents’ health care. It’s really a great deal for students, especially with rising tuition costs. I haven’t had to go to the hospital for six years, but I see how it could really help.” Students at K-State aren’t the only people to find fault in the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare has been refuted by several Republicans and was most recently called out by Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate. Romney described the act as “an unfolding disaster,” according to an April 2 article by Daniel J. Stone in The Sacramento Bee. Romney, as well as fellow Republican candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, have all claimed they will repeal the bill if elected. “As far as money, we don’t really gain or lose anything,” Hendrickson said. “The full effects of the bill won’t be felt until

somewhere around 2014. That gives a president or the Supreme Court enough time to repeal it, if they feel like it’s a waste of money.” Richter, however, said she

”At K-State, we have so many students who are disabled or have illnesses. Things like that would make them ineligible for health care after graduation. This act saves them.” Linda Richter professor of political science doesn’t see the problem with cost. “An administrative take to health care is costing nearly onetenth less than the cost of private facilities,” Richter said. The debate continually surrounding Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act has de-

terred many citizens from becoming involved or invested in the act itself. Hendrickson said the lack of compromise is why the act is so heavily persecuted. “If anything, this shows that our country really is divided,” Hendrickson said. “We really aren’t a country undivided. There’s no give and take, which is what we need to be successful.” Regardless of the debate, the Affordable Care Act has made a considerable difference in the lives of citizens as well as college students, Richter said. “At K-State, we have so many students who are disabled or have illnesses,” she said. “Things like that would make them ineligible for health care after graduation. This act saves them.” Opinions on the bill aside, Richter believes that something should be done to help those students. “A part of our constitution calls for providing to the general welfare. I just don’t see that as an onerous obligation,” Richter said.

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Tornadoes overwhelm northern Texas: destruction ‘was very surreal’ Daniel C. Houston The Lariat, Baylor U via UWIRE Tornadoes and violent storms raked through the Dallas area Tuesday, crumbling the wing of a nursing home, peeling roofs from dozens of homes and spiraling big-rig trailers into the air like footballs. More than a dozen injuries were reported. Overturned cars left streets unnavigable and flattened trucks clogged highway shoulders. Preliminary estimates were that six to 12 tornadoes had touched down in northern Texas, senior National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Martello said. In suburban Dallas, Lancaster Police officer Paul Beck said 10 people were injured, two of them severely. Three people were injured in Arlington, including two residents of a nursing home who were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after swirling winds clipped the building, city assistant fire chief Jim Self said. Arlington resident Ashley Sewell, 2006 Baylor graduate and self-described weather enthusiast, told the Lariat the storms caused significant property damage in her neighborhood, including an office building in which she used to work. “It was very surreal,” Sewell said, “but what was even more strange is that this is my neighborhood, this is where I live, and just to see people I know coming out and surveying the damage [to their homes] is very strange.” Sewell heard about the storms around noon Tuesday and took shelter in her Arlington home. After the storm passed around 4 p.m., she went outside to see for herself the impact the storm had on the area. She was greeted by broken windows, flipped Dumpsters and cars without windshields. “Essentially the most shocking thing was the huge trees that had been torn apart,” Sewell said. “Some of them

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[were] uprooted, some of them snapped in half, and they were strewn across the street.” The storm pushed cars into fences and toppled trees. Branches and limbs scattered across lawns and residential streets, and in one driveway, a tow-behind RV was left torn apart and crumpled. “Obviously we’re going to have a lot of assessments to make when this is done,” Dallas County spokeswoman

Maria Arita said. Istiaque Ahmed, sophomore at the University of Texas at Arlington and personal friend of Baylor sophomore Rachel Miller, said he saw large motor homes flying through the air as he was driving in Arlington. “It was kind of breathtaking because I had never seen anything like that before,” Ahmed said. “I had lived in Texas all my life; I had seen tornadoes before. But it was still crazy

because I had never seen [vehicles in the air]. It was definitely one of the worst tornadoes I had ever seen.” The confirmed tornadoes touched down near Royce City and Silver Springs, said National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Bishop. A tornado watch remained in effect until 8 p.m. Most of Dallas was spared the full wrath of the storm. Yet in Lancaster, television

helicopters panned over exposed homes without roofs and flattened buildings. Broken sheets of plywood blanketed lawns and covered rooftops. American Airlines canceled more than 450 arriving and departing flights at it hub airport by late Tuesday afternoon, and 37 other incoming flights had been diverted to different airports. DFW Airport spokesman David Magana said more than

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Dorm life: no work, all FILM | Group performed fun delays graduation in Turkey, Korean DMZ

TAN | Risk of sunburn greatest in afternoon Continued from page 1 However, there are many ways to prevent melanoma and other types of skin cancer. One method is to avoid midday sun when the ultraviolet rays are at their strongest. For most areas, this is between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s SunWise Program. When outside, wearing sunscreen and protective clothing can help prevent sunburn. Using a high SPF sunscreen and applying sunscreen 20 to 30 minutes before exposure in the sun can also reduce the chances of sunburn.

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Other methods to reduce risk of sunburn and skin cancer include wearing tight woven clothing, sunglasses and a baseball cap or visor while exposed to direct sunlight. Lastly, avoiding tanning beds can also significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer. Tanning beds release radiation which highly increases risks of contracting skin cancer. Becoming familiar with one’s own skin can also decrease chances of skin cancer. Anyone noticing anything unusual, such as raised or discolored moles, should consult a skin care specialist as soon as possible.

In 2005, Ron said the South Korean government asked the Yuval Ron Ensemble to perform in the demilitarized zone right on the border between North and South Korea. The ensemble has also performed in other countries, like Morocco and Turkey, which are still suffering from ethnic conflicts. Ron said music is also a great tool that can help people overcome prejudice. While Armenians, for example, are forbidden to play Turkish music, one of his musicians, who is Armenian, plays it anyway, he said. “People tend to come together around music,” Ron said. In the future, Ron said he wants to continue working in this direction and expand the reach of his music so he can influence a wider audience. He said he plans to collabo-

UVA, UVB protection important in sunlight Monika Fallon U. Virginia via UWIRE With summer just around the corner and everyone anxious to jump into bathing suits and sundresses, a recent Mayo Clinic population-based study that found a rise in melanoma cases in young adults, especially in women, raises concerns. “Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color,” according to the Mayo Clinic website. The risk for melanoma increases with exposure to ultraviolet light from tanning beds and direct sunlight, as well as close family history of melanoma and exposure to certain chemicals or radiation. From 1970 to 2009, patients between the ages of 18 and 39 were checked for “first-time diagnoses of melanoma.” The study found a fourfold increase in young men and an eightfold increase in young women. Researchers believed the rise in melanoma cases could be a result of the increased use of indoor tanning beds. The important thing for young adults — especially college students — to remember about decreasing their risk for melanoma is that coverage is key, whether that involves clothing, a wide-brimmed hat or sunscreen. PubMed Health, a website managed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, said initial

symptoms of melanoma can be a simple mole or sore on the skin, and can be diagnosed and removed quickly by a dermatologist if spotted early. The website also provides the useful acronym ABCDE for self-diagnosis for people who are unsure about a recentlyemerged skin abnormality. A stands for asymmetry, simple enough to remember and even easier to check for: merely look at the mole or lesion and judge whether one side is significantly different from the other. B stands for borders: if the growth has abnormal edges. C stands for color: if the color changes within the growth or grows darker over time. D stands for diameter: the growth is suspect if it is about 6 mm or larger. E stands for evolution: if the mole continues to change appearance over a relatively short period of time. Although the study showed an increase in cases of melanoma, it also showed a decrease in deaths caused by skin cancer, which is likely because of early detection methods. More sunscreen companies are producing lotions which protect against both UVA and UVB sunlight as well, significantly decreasing the skin’s exposure to the harmful rays. Although identifying a case of melanoma early reduces chances of fatality, the only real way to prevent skin cancer is by taking measures to protect yourself from the harmful rays.

rate with famous rock and pop music artists. Ron’s visit to K-State is a part of Creativity Illuminated, a series that focuses on presenting books, music and cultural activities in order to raise cultural awareness. “I think it was very brave for them to make that movie [West Bank Story],” said Todd Holmberg, executive director of McCain Auditorium. “It makes light of Palestinian-Israeli conflict.” Darin Strouts, Manhattan resident, said he felt Ron did a good job of combining humor with the seriousness of his movies’ content. “It was hilarious. It was very deep, and also funny,” Strouts said. “You have three kinds of music that combined. I think they highlighted the conflict in general. I don’t have a lot of background of the conflict itself but I thought they explained it really well.”

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Freshmen Kyle Hedlund, biology; Craig Busse, general agriculture; Noah Bourcier, wildlife and outdoor management; Duncan Davidson, milling science and management; Eric Hampton, criminology; and Tyler Ottensmeier, animal science and industry, take a break from homework as they spend Tuesday evening in Haymaker Hall playing video games. For many students, video games provide students a distraction from the stress of pursuing graduation and worrying about GPA.

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ERIC STONESTREET of MOdERN FaMIly got his start living at 824 Laramie. available June. Four to five‑bed‑ rooms, two baths, central air, backyard with parking. 785‑539‑3672. For renT: three-bedroom, two bath duplex

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and one-bedroom basement of house. one block from aggieville, pets allowed with deposit, 785‑539‑8295.

aVaiLaBLe augusT, updated four, and five‑ bedroom houses, close to campus, washer/ dryer, no pets. 785‑317‑ 5026.

Three‑BeDrooM CounTry home. Close to Ksu. no pets. $825/ month. 785‑556‑ 0662. Three‑BeDrooM house, 1017 thurston, all appliances included, august lease. no pets, $975/ month 785‑341‑5070.

newer construction. $1100/ month. august lease. Call or text 785‑ 632‑0468. Blue sky T W o ‑ B e D r o o M BaseMenT apartment. Property. $500 per month. Call F o u r ‑ B e D r o o M , emily at 785‑410‑4783. TWo bath house, close to campus, no pets, available august 1, WaLK To Ksu and ag‑ $1300/ month, 785‑410‑ gieville. Four‑bedroom, 4291. two bath, washer/ dryer F o u r ‑ B e D r o o M included. $1400 per house, 1632 Leaven‑ month, call 785‑341‑ worth, close to City 8576. Park/ campus, all appli‑ ances included. no pets, august lease, Sale-Houses $1300/ month, 785‑341‑ 5070. neWer Four‑BeD‑ rooM house in coun‑ try, very close to town. Washer and dryer included. Barn and small pens. $1400/ month. Call emily 785‑410‑ 4783.

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1530 MCCAIN Lane. Two‑bedroom apartment. $720. 714 Humboldt. Two‑bedroom. $680. 913 Bluemont, three‑bedroom, $885. 1012 Freemont, four‑ bedroom, $1080. Water and trash paid. Close to campus/ Aggieville. Dishwasher and laundry facilities. No pets. 785‑539‑0866

ONE‑BEDROOM APARTMENTS. Across the street from Aggieville/ Campus, 1026 Bluemont. Newly remodeled, granite counters, washer/ dryer, pet friendly. June leases, $725, 785‑236‑ 0161. For pictures go to w w w. f i e l d h o u s e d e v. com.

TWO AND four‑bedroom apartments available June 1 and August 1. Close to campus. Please call 785‑845‑ 0659 or 785‑456‑5329.

TWO‑BEDROOM APARTMENT across the street from campus with on‑site laundry. $650/ mo. August lease. Emerald PropONE‑BEDROOM erty Management 785‑ APARTMENTS. Great 587‑9000. Locations. Pet Friendly. Call ALLIANCE today. TWO‑BEDROOM 785‑539‑2300 APARTMENTS with on‑ site laundry and only a

AUGUST PRE‑LEASING. Several units close to KSU. Washer, dryer, and dishwasher included. w w w. w i l k s a p t s . c o m . O N E ‑ B E D R O O M Call or text 785‑477‑ APARTMENTS. Some with vaulted ceilings. 6295. June or August lease. Only $480/ mo. EmerF O U R ‑ B E D R O O M S , ald Property ManageTWO baths, lounge ment 785‑587‑9000. with wet bar, washer/ dryer, see wildcatvillage.- ONE‑BEDROOM BAScom, August, $1440 in- MENT apartment near cludes cable and trash, Aggieville, lots of 785‑341‑5346. space, available June 1, laundry provided, NEWER, ONE‑BED- $425/ month plus utiliROOM apartments. ties, one year lease. Half block to Aggieville; 1124 Fremont. 785‑532‑ two blocks to KSU. 7541 (daytime), 785‑ Quality built in 2010. 532‑9366 (evenings) or Large, open floorplans. Washer/ dryer and all ONE‑BEDROOM, 722 appliances included. Thurston. Cozy baseNo pets. 785‑313‑7473, ment apartment with email: ksurentals@sbc- garage. Utilities cluded, except electric. ONE, TWO, three and four‑bedroom apartments next to KSU and Aggieville. Excellent condition. Private parking. No pets. 785‑537‑ 7050. ONE, TWO, three, and four‑bedroom apartments. Close to campus. 785‑539‑5800. ONE‑BEDROOM APARTMENT in walk‑ out basement, very nice, three blocks south KSU, available June 1, laundry provided, $550/ month plus electricity, one year lease. 330 N. 17th. 785‑532‑7541 (daytime), 785‑532‑ 9366 (evenings) or ONE‑BEDROOM apartment. Granite counters, washer/ dryer, pet friendly. 919 Denison. June or August, $700, 785‑313‑6209. ONE‑BEDROOM APARTMENTS in tri‑ plex close to downtown and “North End” shopping. On‑site laundry and off‑street parking. $490/ mo. August lease. Emerald Property Management 785‑ 587‑9000.

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TWO‑BEDROOM APARTMENTS. Great Locations. Pet Friendly. Call ALLIANCE today. 785‑539‑2300 TWO‑BEDROOM BASEMENT apartment with off‑street parking and only half block from KSU. $495/ mo. August lease. Emerald Property Management 785‑587‑9000.

TWO‑Bedroom newly remodeled apartment. $855. Dishwasher and June 1, $600. 785‑770‑ off‑street parking. Walk 0491. to class. No smoking or pets. Call Wildcat ONE‑BEDROOM Property Management APARTMENT in 4‑plex 785‑537‑2332. close to downtown and shopping. On‑site launWALK TO KSU! (1.5 dry and off‑street parkblocks) Spacious two‑ ing. $490/ mo. August bedroom, one bath. Off‑ lease. Emerald Propstreet parking, laundry erty Management 785‑ on‑site. Great value! 587‑9000. See our listings at: O N E ‑ B E D R O O M BASEMENT apartment only a few blocks from campus. On‑site laundry. $490/ mo plus elec- Rent-Houses & Duplexes tricity. July lease. Emerald Property Manage1713 CASSELL, four‑ ment 785‑587‑9000. bedroom/ one bath STUDIO AND one‑bed- home, new tile floors, room apartments avail- washer/ dryer, large able August. Close to yard, pets OK, $1100, campus. Gas, water 785‑819‑3518. and trash paid, off‑ street parking. No 714 MIDLAND, large pets. $495‑ $575/ mo. four‑bedroom/ two bath home, hardwood floors Call 785‑764‑9206. throughout, washer/ T H R E E ‑ B E D R O O M dryer, $1260, 785‑819‑ CONDOMINIUM close 3518. to KSU. All appliances RENT REDUCED. included. Community 2505 WINNE, THREE‑ pool to enjoy this sumBEDROOMS in quiet mer. $1,100/ mo. Auneighborhood. West of gust lease. Emerald football stadium. June Property Management 1. $950. Call Jack 785‑587‑9000. Ryan, cell 785‑313‑ T H R E E ‑ B E D R O O M , 0455, home 785‑776‑ ONE and one‑half 7706. baths, central air, laundry facilities, water A VERY nice four‑bedpaid, no pets. 1838 An- room, two bath house. derson $945, 1225 Ra- Close to Aggieville and tone $915, 519 N. Man- City Park. Washer, hattan Ave. $915, 1019 dryer, central air‑condiFremont $855, 785‑537‑ tioning. Jeff 785‑313‑ 1746 or 785‑539‑1545. 3976


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FEMALE ROOM- JUNE/ JULY sublease FAMILY HARVEST MATES wanted, two available for one‑bed- crew looking for grain open rooms, newly re- room 2:42 apartment. PM Close cart operator. Farm exmodeled house across to campus. Call Eliza- perience preferred; not 8/12/08 from stadium, 1.5 beth at 806‑223‑3360. required. May through Black Line-300.crtr Page 1 - Composite baths. New washer/ October. Room and dryer. All utilities inboard provided. 785‑ cluded in rent. $375/ 499‑6822 or 785‑499‑ person. Alex 785‑488‑ 3245 8000, Amanda 316‑217‑ 1918. EARN $1000‑ $3200 a JUNE OR August lease,- Employment/Careers month to drive new cars with ads. Male roommates wanted for three‑bedroom, two bath house. Partially furnished, off‑ street parking, washer/ Help Wanted dryer provided. Walking distance to campus and THE COLLEGIAN canAggieville. $350/ mo not verify the financial plus utilities. 913‑314‑ potential of advertise8976. Place your ments in the EmployLOOKING FOR room- ment/ Opportunities classified ad mate for a two‑bed- classifications. Readonline. Get room, one bath apart- ers are advised to apment. Large rooms, full proach any such busimore bang for kitchen, and washer/ ness opportunity with dryer. Male or female reasonable caution. your buck. welcome. Rent is $425/ The Collegian urges month plus energy and our readers to contact Ads scheduled to cable. 917 Vattier. Must the Better Business be printed in the be friendly and clean. Bureau, 501 SE JefferCollegian can be Email aaron28@ksu.- son, Topeka, KS published online edu for more informa- 66607‑1190. 785‑232‑ for $2 more. tion. 0454.

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FOUR‑BEDROOM, TWO bath duplex with all appliances, offstreet parking and half block from campus. $1300/ mo. August ERIC STONESTREET lease. Emerald Propof MODERN FAMILY erty Management 785‑ got his start living at 587‑9000. 824 Laramie. Available June. Four to five‑bed- F O U R ‑ B E D R O O M , rooms, two baths, cen- TWO bath home with tral air, backyard with all appliances. Across parking. 785‑539‑3672. the street from KSU football, basketball and F I V E ‑ B E D R O O M baseball. August HOUSES. Great Loca- lease. $1150/ mo. Emertions. Pet Friendly. Call ald Property ManageALLIANCE today. ment 785‑587‑9000. 785‑539‑2300 FOR rent. HOUSE Three‑bedroom, three FOUR BIG BED- blocks east of campus. ROOMS, two and a half Central air, washer/ bath two story duplex dryer, dishwasher, comwith garage. All appli- pletely remodeled. ances included. June or June 1 lease. No pets. August lease. $1,300/ $950/ month. 785‑213‑ mo. Emerald Property 2468. Management 785‑587‑ 9000. NICE FOUR and five‑ FOUR LARGE bed- bedroom houses, two rooms, two baths, blocks from campus washer/ dryer, trash and Aggieville. June and lawn care provided. and August, $250/ perJune lease. No pets. son. 785‑317‑7713. 1431 Humboldt. $1300/ month. 785‑539‑8580 ONE‑BEDROOM DUor 785‑410‑2804. PLEX in quiet area just F O U R ‑ B E D R O O M west of campus. June BRICK house, two or July lease. Only mo. Emerald baths, updated, appli- $495/ ances, washer/ dryer, Property Management central air, near KSU 785‑587‑9000. AVAILABLE JUNE AND AUGUST! Many GREAT options! See our listings at: www.

sports complex, August, $1300, 785‑341‑ THREE, FIVE, and six‑ bedroom houses. 5346. Close to campus. June F O U R ‑ B E D R O O M lease. 785‑539‑5800. HOUSE close to CiCo www.somerset.mgmtco.Park, 1413 Highland com. Dr. $1200. Two and one‑half baths, all appli- T H R E E ‑ B E D R O O M ances, no pets/ smok- HOUSES. Great Locaing. 785‑539‑0866. tions. Pet Friendly. Call FOUR‑BEDROOM HOUSES. Great Locations. Pet Friendly. Call ALLIANCE today. 785‑539‑2300

FOUR‑BEDROOM, ONE bath house; 900 Vattier. August lease, $1000/ mo. Washer/ dryer, central air, garage, fenced yard, pet friendly. 785‑539‑ 4949. FOUR‑BEDROOM houses available. June or August leases. From $1,125/ month. 785‑587‑ 9000. FOUR‑BEDROOM, TWO and a half bath, two story townhouse with all appliances and off‑street parking. Only $1,125/ mo. August lease. Emerald Property Management 785‑587‑9000. FOUR‑BEDROOM, TWO bath townhouse in tri‑plex. $1,125/ mo. August lease. Emerald Property Management 785‑587‑9000.

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FLINT HILLS AREA T R A N S P O R TAT I O N AGENCY (aTa Bus) is looking for qualified applicants to join our team and contribute to the overall agency mission by providing prompt/ courteous service to all persons. aTa Bus serves Riley, Geary, parts of Pottawatomie Counties and Ft. Riley. If interested, you may obtain an application at 115 N. 4th St., 3rd Floor, Manhattan, KS 66502 or call 785‑537‑ 6345. Positions open until filled. EOE/ AA. PART‑TIME CDL (P) DRIVERS: Be 25 years of age, maintain a clean driving record, pre‑employment drug and alcohol testing, DOT physical and CDL (P) is required. Applicant must be people oriented, have previous experience working with the public, available to work nights and weekends is required. Experience in transit setting is a plus. PART‑TIME PUBLIC T R A N S P O R TAT I O N DISPATCHER: Requirements include: a high school diploma with two years experience in an office setting. Data entry, multi‑line telephones and computer skills a must. Pass the TAPS Testing at the Manhattan Workforce Center. Desired applicant will maintain excellent customer service skills, be detail oriented/ ability to multi‑ task, exceptional professional written/ verbal communication skills, proficient knowledge of office and radio dispatch equipment. FULL‑TIME SUMMER Seasonal Jobs: Horticulture, Parks, Cemetery, Forestry, Public Works, Utilities., “Employment Opportunities.” Flexible, Early Start Available, $9.50‑ $10.50 DOQ per hour.

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Classified ads must be HOWE LANDSCAPE NOW HIRING night au- placed by noon the day INC is looking to hire a ditor, part‑time front before you want your ad chemical applicator(s) desk, housekeepers, to run. Classified display ads must be placed by for their maintenance di- general cleaners and vision. Applicants must two full‑time mainte- 4 p.m. two working days be 18 years of age, nance positions. Please prior to the date you have a valid driver’s li- apply in person at The want your ad to run. cense and pass a pre‑ Clarion Hotel, 530 employment drug test. Richards Dr., Manhat- CALL 785-532-6555 We can work with class tan, KS 66502. E-mail schedules but prefer four‑hour blocks of time. Pay commensu- PLAY SPORTS! HAVE Classified Rates rate with experience. FUN! SAVE MONEY! Apply three ways, in Maine camp needs fun 1 DAY person Monday‑ Friday loving counselors to 20 words or less at 12780 Madison Rd in teach all land, adven$14.00 2:26water PM sports. Riley; call 785‑776‑ ture, and each word over 20 summer! Call 1697 to obtain an appli- Great 8/13/08 20¢ per word cation; or e‑mail us wallet.crtr at 888‑844‑8080, 1x3 empty - Page 1apply: - Composite askhowe@howeland- 2 DAYS You may 20 words or less also visit our website, www.howelandscape.$16.20 com. each word over 20 25¢ per word HOWE LANDSCAPE INC is seeking laborers for several of our divisions for Summer 2012. These would be full‑ time positions. Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license and pass a pre‑employment drug test. HOWE LANDSCAPE INC is looking to hire a chemical applicator(s) for their maintenance division. Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and pass a pre‑ employment drug test. We can work with class schedules but prefer four‑hour blocks of time. Apply three ways, in person Monday‑ Friday at 12780 Madison Rd in Riley; call 785‑ 776‑1697 to obtain an application; or e‑mail us at You may also visit our website, Apply three ways, in person Monday‑ Friday, 8‑ 5 at 12780 Madison Rd. in Riley; call 785‑ 776‑1697 to obtain an application; or e‑mail us at You may also visit our website,

HELP WANTED for custom harvesting. Truck driver. Good summer T H R E E ‑ B E D R O O M wages. Guaranteed I NEED someone to HOME. Close to KSU pay. Call 970‑483‑7490 clean my home for 15 sports complex. June evenings. hours a week. Must or August lease. $895/ work year round. Call HIRING NOW AND mo. Emerald Property Rhonda at 785‑341‑ FOR SUMMER. So Management 785‑587‑ 1123 to schedule an apLong Saloon and Taco 9000. pointment. Lucha are now hiring Wait, Bar, and Door THREE‑BEDROOM, one and one‑half bath staff. Apply in person at LOOKING FOR students to help set up a home with garage and 1130 Moro. traditional dance club. shaded yard. August HOWE LANDSCAPE Dances will include but lease. $1,050/ mo. INC is currently seeking aren’t limited to contra, Emerald Property Manlaborers for several of square, line, round (ball agement 785‑587‑9000. our divisions. This is for room type), and country full‑time and/ or part‑ swing. Time is running T H R E E ‑ B E D R O O M , time help, with flexible out to attend the ONE bath house with schedules for students, needed organization garage and fenced preferably four‑hour registration deadline of yard. Share laundry blocks of time. Appli- April 26th. If you would with basement apart- cants must be 18 years like to be a part of this ment. $1,000/ mo. Au- of age, have a valid endeavor please call gust lease. Emerald drivers license and 785‑313‑1740. Property Management pass a pre‑employment 785‑587‑9000. drug test. MILL CREEK Valley HOWE LANDSCAPE USD 329 has an openT H R E E ‑ B E D R O O M , INC is looking to hire a ing for an assistant footTWO bath house in chemical applicator(s) ball coach at Wabaunquiet neighborhood. All for their maintenance disee High School in appliances included. vision. Applicants must Alma and two volleyball $1,150/ mo. August be 18 years of age, coaches and a cheerlease. Emerald Prop- have a valid driver’s lileading coach at Mill erty Management 785‑ cense and pass a pre‑ Creek Valley Jr. High in 587‑9000. employment drug test. Paxico. Coaching expeWe can work with class rience is preferred. Apschedules but prefer plications are available four‑hour blocks of online at www.usd329.time. Apply three ways, com or at the District Ofin person Monday‑ Fri- fice, 213 E. Ninth, day at 12780 Madison Alma. Contact Jeron Rd in Riley; call 785‑ Weisshaar at WHS 776‑1697 to obtain an jweisshaar@usd329.application; or e‑mail us com, 785‑765‑3315 or at askhowe@howeland- Cleion Morton You may at also visit our website, MCVJH, 785‑636‑5353 www.howelandscape.- with questions. Mill com. Creek Valley USD #329 Apply three ways, in is an equal opportunity person Monday‑ Friday, employer. 8‑ 5 at 12780 Madison Rd in Riley; call 785‑ 776‑1697 to obtain an application; or email us at You may also visit our website,


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(consecutive day rate) SMALL FAMILY custom harvest operation needs combine/ grain cart operator mid‑May‑ August working in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Wage plus room and board, includes all meals. 785‑499‑3077. SPRING BROKE after spring break? If you’re looking for a challenging, yet rewarding work opportunity that’s PAID and open to ALL majors, we’ve got it! Average student makes $800/wk. College credit offered to those accepted. Spots filling up fast! For more information or to see if you qualify for a position, contact Jenna at 319‑ 239‑1025. STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM. paid survey takers needed in Manhattan. 100% free to join. Click on surveys. SUMMER EMPLOYMENT: Laborers needed, approximately May 21 to August 17. Duties: hand labor such as: weeding production fields, moving irrigation pipe, harvesting crops, and grounds maintenance. Starting salary $10.95. USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Plant Materials Center, Manhattan, KS. Call 785‑ 539‑8761 for interview. EOE. SYNGENTA SEEDS Wheat Research facility is currently hiring for hourly summer help. For more information, contact Courtney V. at 785‑210‑2126. WANTED: 29 year seasonal harvest business needs help for new JD combines, tractors and Peterbilt trucks. Room/ board provided from Texas to Montana. Must pass drug screen/ Class A license for truck drivers. Call 785‑ 224‑6285.

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