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Crystal Sujung, English major, performs a Fan Dance with other members from the Korean Student Association at the International Culture Show Tuesday night at Heath Recital Hall. The International Education Office presented the show. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin
After an international search to find 20-year-old Emilee Irsik, the junior German major was located by German authorities last week. Irsik’s mother, Sherry, spoke with her daughter at about noon local time Nov. 8, according to an Emporia State press release. “We are so grateful to everyone who shared in our concern and who said a prayer,” Irsik’s mother told ESU officials. Irsik made a secret trip to Germany over Fall Break – no one, not her family, roommates or boyfriend, knew about it. One of Irsik’s roommates, Megan Nolan, told The Bulletin that Irsik said she was “going home” over the break, which she
assumed meant Irsik was visiting her grandmother in Wichita. When Irsik hadn’t returned to campus the evening of Oct. 22, Nolan and her other roommate, who declined an interview with The Bulletin, contacted their Resident Assistant, who then contacted campus police. “We’ve been involved since day one,” said Chris Hoover, director of campus police. “I have an expandable file folder that is expanded almost to the max.” Hoover said he had “no clue” as to Irsik’s current whereabouts or if she made it safely back to the United States, but Gwen Larson, assistant director of Media Relations, said during a phone interview Wednesday night that Irsik made it back to the U.S.
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L uke B ohannon email@example.com For the second year in a row, Emporia State has “canned the Bods” and won the annual food drive competition against Washburn. The results were announced last Saturday at the football game between Washburn and ESU. ESU gathered 39,548 cans to beat Washburn’s approximate 17,000 cans, said Brooke Schmidt, senior Spanish major and Associated Student Government president. Cans gathered during the event were donated to the Salvation Army food pantry. “I think everybody was just really pumped up about it,” Schmidt said. “We did a lot of marketing, I think, than we’ve done in the past and we partnered with a lot more organizations.” Schmidt said the victory was a
group effort stemming from partnerships not only with Recognized Student Organizations on campus, but also with the community. Among the groups that ASG partnered with were Sigma Alpha Lambda (SAL), the leadership honor society; the Memorial Union bookstore; the athletic department; Residential Life, and they even received a food grant from Walmart. RSOs had their own competition within the Can the Bods event to see which organization could gather the most cans. SAL came out as the winner, raising 7,303 cans, said Tim Thomas, senior crime and delinquency studies major and president of SAL. “It is truly about the advancement of other people, and that’s what I care about – seeing people develop, grow and know that someone out there cares about them and actually loves them,” Thomas said.
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Associated Student Government President Brooke Schmidt pied Washburn Student Government Association President Eric Benedict in the face after Emporia State was announced as the food drive winner at halftime during the football game against Washburn on Saturday. Illustration by Ellen Weiss
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S teve E dwards firstname.lastname@example.org The Native American Experience, featuring live dancing and drumming, was presented by the Haskell Indian Nations University Powwow Dancers last Thursday night in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The event was sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the department of Ethnic and Gender Studies. “We go to various powwows throughout the region,” said Jordan Parker Buffalo of the Iroquois tribe, who performed the Smoke Dance. “The farthest we’ve traveled since I’ve been in is Florida, so it’s expanding quite a bit. We perform somewhere about every two weeks now.” Jason Brooks, director of Multicultural Affairs, said that he decided to bring the group to ESU when he saw a YouTube video of their performance at the Nelson Atkins Art Museum. “There’s never been a Native American performance here as long as I’ve been a student and working here, so I decided that it would be a great event to bring to ESU,” Brooks said. Audience members were invited to join the Haskell Dancers during the final dance. “They say the Smoke Dance originated with the Haudenosaunee,” Buffalo said. “Although uncommon outside the eastern region, the Smoke Dance has become a favorite on the powwow trail with its fancy
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Charley Lewis from the Paiute tribe performs the “Men’s Prairie Chicken Dance.” The Native American Experience performed last Thursday evening in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Lingzi Su/The Bulletin
Along with the United States’ first black president being elected for his second term, there were also other historic votes in the 2012 elections, including the legalization of both recreational marijuana and marriage equality in several states. “I think it’s helpful for our society to be tolerant,” said Rob Catlett, professor of economics and director of the centers for economic education and community research. “I welcome states who are increasingly tolerant of people who march to the tune of a different drummer. I think, in general, our society is better off if we are not focused on telling each other what to do.” Colorado, Washington and Oregon voted on referendums last Tuesday to make marijuana legal for entertainment purposes, according to CNN. Oregon voted against it, but Colorado and Washington voted in favor. For those over 21 years of age, Amendment 64 in Colorado will “amend the state constitution to legalize and regulate the production, possession, and distribution of marijuana,” according to CNN.
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“I think it’s helpful for our society to be tolerant. I welcome states who are increasingly tolerant of people who march to the tune of a different drummer.” – Rob Catlett
Police Reports Reports given to The Bulletin from ESU Police and Safety Department Nov. 7 Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with traffic control at 12th and Merchant Street. Kayla Jarred reported theft of a bicycle from HPER building. Officer took report of a noninjury accident involving KS 579BOL and KS 60 day tag A099597 in Sector 3. Officer stopped KS DIZL79 in 1100 Union. A citation was issued for speeding in 100 E 12th Ave. Officer stopped KS 283DVM in 300 E 12th Ave. Gave a verbal warning for defective headlight. Officer stopped KS 002BIB in 1300 Merchant St. Gave a verbal warning for defective headlight. Officer stopped KS 425DVU in 10 W 12th Ave. Gave a verbal warning for defective tail light. Nov. 8 City employee requested to speak with an officer about moving vehicles from 1400 Highland St. Mike Wise requested to speak with an officer at Student Recreation Center. Officer stopped KS 509CLK in Sector 7. Gave a verbal warning for a stop sign violation at 15th and Market Street. Officer assisted Lyon Co. deputy and Kansas State Trooper with arrests on multiple charges north of I-35 by the recreational ball diamonds. Campus police received a telephone call from ‘Storage Compound’ with no response upon answering. Officer was unable to locate a telephone at the site. Nov. 9 Officer stopped a bicyclist in Sector 3. Gave a verbal warning for one way violation. Officer stopped KS 558 DVJ in 200 E 16th Ave. for a one-way violation. Female subject was arrested for a MIC and DUI and transported to Lyon Co. jail. Officer checked out a gun
Found from ...Page 1 “No one at the university that I know of has had contact with Emilee,” Larson said. “At this point, everything is in her hands.” As for the investigation launched by campus police, Hoover said there is “nothing more” the department is doing. A Facebook group, “Emilee Irsik – Missing Person,” was created to help locate Irsik, and the details of her disappearance and several photos were distributed both in the U.S.
Food Drive from ...Page 1 Thomas said that SAL’s success was due to a number of factors, including members donating cans, community involvement in the project and partnership with other groups. He also said group collected $100, which was used to purchase more food for the drive. “We didn’t do it by ourselves,” Thomas said. “I thank all the RSOs who helped with that, and the fellow student body, as well as the outside organizations, such as the churches and businesses, as well as the community.” The Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority raised the most cans among the Greek community with a total of 183, said Danae Coffee, junior economics major and philanthropy chair for ASA. This is ASA’s second consecutive year winning the Greek portion of the drive. “We are really excited to make an impact on the Emporia community,” Coffee said. “We believe that life is not taking in only, it is giving out, too. We have a passion and
belonging to Alex Winkler. Nov. 10 Officer checked in a gun belonging to Alex Winkler. Nov. 11 Officer assisted a stranded motorist in 200 E 15th Ave. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a loud music call in 1800 Merchant St. – The Villas. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with an intoxicated pedestrian in 800 W 18th Ave. Nov. 12 Officer removed debris from 200 E 15th Ave. Officer received found property. Officer stopped KS 381DVN in 1100 Exchange St. Gave a verbal warning for speeding in 100 E 12th Ave. Officer stopped KS SANTODO in 1100 Commercial St. Gave a verbal warning for defective brake light. Officer stopped KS VOJ622 in 300 E 12th Ave. Gave a verbal warning for speeding in 200 E 12th Ave. Officer stopped KS 233DVT in 1000 Union St. A citation was issued for speeding in 100 E 12th Ave. Officer stopped KS 843CGC in Sector 5. Gave a verbal warning for defective headlight. Officer stopped KS 007ASV at 10 W 15th Ave. Gave a verbal warning for a stop sign violation at 15th and Wooster Dr. Officer stopped KS 864CJG at 12th and Highland Street. A citation for speeding in 100 E 12th Ave. Nov. 13 Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a welfare check at 902 E 12th Ave. Officer checked all Blue Light Emergency telephones on campus. The Blue Light Emergency telephone located at the southwest corner of Science Hall is out of order and needs attention. The Blue Light above the telephone is also out.
and abroad. The group is no longer available or open to the public. The Office of the Registrar confirmed that Irsik is still enrolled as a student at ESU. “I know the parents were very pleased with how supportive everybody at Emporia State was,” Larson said. “Emilee’s a part of our family, and it’s always nice when the family can pull together to help each other.” The Bulletin was unable to make contact with either Irsik or her family by press time on Wednesday.
drive for community service and are excited the whole campus can see our efforts.” Coffee said ASA had a competition within their chapter to see which group could raise the most cans, and they also did reverse trick-or-treating, where they went door to door asking for cans for the food drive. Although Can the Bods is over, Schmidt said the campus can look forward to many other ASG sponsored events this school year. “You can look forward to a lot of stuff being promoted with the 150th (anniversary) coming up next year,” Schmidt said. “The student body has a lot to look forward to, seeing some action taking place with ASG… we’re going to try to move forward, and I think we’re going to try to do a lot more community service in this upcoming semester.”
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ASG approves Anthropology Club L uke B ohannon firstname.lastname@example.org Associated Student Government recognized a new organization and approved a reserve fund request for Sigma Tau Gamma at their meeting last Thursday. The senate also introduced two new bills regarding textual amendments to one of ASG’s allocation bills from last year, as well as the bill for the 2013 fiscal year allocations. Audrey Shown, junior sociology major, represented the Anthropology Club as the president of the organization. Shown said that the club’s purpose is to raise awareness of anthropology, which she considers to be “a really small field here at Emporia State.” “I want to do more community service than we have in the past, hopefully with more events around the area,” Shown said, “and just to get more people involved in grad schools and things like that in the area of anthropology.” Shown said that the group currently has eight members, but if ASG approved the group, then she would speak to anthropology classes in order to help recruit more members. The senate voted to approve the organization by a vote of 22-0-0. Luke Drury, senior political science, talks about Higher Education Day at the The only other bill voted on meeting last Thursday. Lingzi Su/The Bulletin at the meeting was a reserve fund request for the Sigma Tau Gamma through an appeal process through a roughly 120 miles to the allocations. fraternity, which was represented by The group will take eight members to risk management event…just taking Luke Farnsworth, junior physical and the conference. Farnsworth explained things back to our chapter to improve health education major and president that the costs for the conference Emporia State,” Farnsworth said. of the fraternity. The request was for The senate voted to approve the are paid out of pocket because any additional funds for the fraternity’s request by a vote of 21-0-1. The senfundraising the fraternity does goes regional conference. ate will meet again at 5 p.m. in the towards philanthropy. The reason for the request, accordSenate Chamber on Nov. 29 to vote “We go do workshops on how ing to the bill, was the location being to recruit better, how to have better on the textual amendments as well as changed very recently to Jefferson the recognition of another RSO, Beta risk management, skills that we can City and that they would need to add learn especially when chapter is going Beta Beta.
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The G.I. Bill, updated in 2008, currently allows 102 veterans and dependents to fund their education at Emporia State. Sean Collins, director of G.I. Jobs magazine and vice president at Victory Media, said that ESU’s inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students, according to a university press release. The G.I. Bill helps veterans with active duty service on, or after, Sept. 11, 2001 pay for the education. “Students who are eligible for the G.I. Bill receive a monthly subsidy for their services in the military, or children of veterans sometimes can receive money from their parents missing in action or have a disability because of their military action,” said Marilyn Buchele, executive assistant for Student Affairs and Veteran Educational Services coordinator, “or if their parents are still active in the military and can designate their benefits to their children.” The Student Veterans Association is working to help facilitate university and veteran relations. Buchele said the group is conducting surveys of the veterans on campus to see what additions they would like to have within
the university. Timothy Bartley, sophomore marketing major, has served in the Navy for four years. “The school is friendly, and I benefited from school programs,” Bartley said. “It introduces me to more people. I think (ESU) is very updated, very well made…this is a great place. It’s very good for what you pay for it.” But Bartley also said that it is a little hard for him to get used to the campus life since there is not an abundance of rules and regulations on campus. “By joining the military, learning the skills, and coming back, I kind of grew up and feel a lot better. It’s different getting used to the life,” Bartley said.
After serving in the Navy for 30 years, Clarence Frye, sophomore economics major, moved back to his hometown, Lebo. Because he did not have a college degree, Frye decided to go back to school. “ESU is a campus (that) invites military veterans,” Frye said. “We can use the G.I. Bill at ESU and Emporia is the birthplace of Veteran’s Day. The Memorial Unuion was set up to honor veterans.” Frye said ESU is also “more friendly” to veterans than other campuses in the state. All of his tuition and books are paid for through the G.I. Bill. Buchele said ESU has educated 21,088 veterans, their dependents and reservists since 1967.
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S teve E dwards firstname.lastname@example.org New York Times bestselling author and professional speaker Harlan Cohen will speak at 7 p.m. tonight in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Cohen has written five books on dating, relationships and college life and is the author of ‘Getting Naked: Five Steps To Finding The Love of Your Life’ and the best selling ‘Naked Roommate’ series. Cohen has been visiting college campuses as part of his Naked Dating speaking tour, which is based around his book ‘Getting Naked.’ Cohen said the book outlines five steps to “find the love of your life while fully clothed and totally sober.” Courtesy photo of Cohen
“The book is about getting emotionally naked before you get physically naked, which is something most people do not do,” Cohen said. “It’s really about getting naked physically, first, before getting to know them emotionally, which is so backwards, and that’s really what this book reverses. It helps you to be vulnerable and comfortable in a world of endless options.” Becca White, sophomore elementary education major, said the topics Cohen usually addresses include dating, relationships, college life, parenting, pregnancy, sex, rejection and leadership. “Harlan Cohen’s talks are very funny and interactive,” said Samantha Beye, graduate advisor for the Union Activities Council. White and Beye passed out
“dating survival kits” this week to promote tonight’s lecture. White said each kit has dating necessities such as Kleenex and chap stick. “The beautiful thing about this ‘Getting Naked’ process is that just saying it and doing it is a success,” Cohen said. “We are so risk averse, and we are so afraid of saying and doing things. We can order coffee, but we can’t talk to the people drinking the coffee in the coffee shop. There’s an epidemic – take the risk.” Cohen’s goal is not that people date a certain way, but that people learn when to take the plunge into dating. “Here’s the thing about dating and relationships,” Cohen said. “This is how it works – we don’t know how it works.”
Report: Science reduced in Kan. elementary schools TOPEKA — Elementary schools in Kansas and four surrounding states have drastically reduced or even eliminated instruction in science because teachers feel pressured to improve performance in math and reading, according to a survey conducted by a Kansas school superintendent. George Griffith, superintendent of the Trego school district and a member of a Kansas committee drawing up new national science standards, told the Kansas Board of Education on Tuesday that he surveyed more than 900 elementary teachers in Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska as part of a doctoral dissertation. His survey found as many as
one in five elementary teachers in the states are reporting science grades on student report cards, even though they don’t teach the subject or test pupils in it, The Lawrence Journal-World reported. The teachers said pressure to increase performance on reading and math tests prompted them reduce class time for science. “I identified that a little over 55 percent of our K-6 teachers have decreased science education,” Griffith said. “The average was between 30 minutes to an hour per week that they have cut it, with the main reason that they want to focus on reading and math assessments.” He said some of the pressure was from administrators and some came
from the teachers’ own beliefs. Griffith said when he presented his findings to national organizations of science teachers, few people were surprised. “This seems to be an ongoing theme around the country,” he said. “It’s not just in Kansas.” The federal No Child Left Behind Law tied federal funding for schools that serve high concentrations of low-income families to student achievement on reading and math tests. All schools were required to meet increasingly higher benchmarks each year for the number of students who scored proficient or better on standardized tests in those two subjects. Kansas schools no longer have to
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51.9 percent of voters were in favor. “I think it will benefit the counCatlett said things such as using try because it was founded on equal marijuana used to be called “vicrights to everyone, and I think that timless crimes.” He also said recent should include gay and lesbian data suggests that half of people couples,” Cuadra said. being held in penitentiaries are But Beyer had a different viewthere on drug charges. point on the subject. “We are paying a lot of money “When you redefine the definito put people away on drug charg- tion of marriage, you begin to lose es,” Catlett said. “To me, that’s not the value of it,” Beyer said. “When considering our resources as we society loses the value of marmight otherwise.” riage, marriage no longer means But Lindsay Cuadra, freshman anything. Since the importance of accounting major, said the legaliza- marriage in a society is to produce tion of marijuana could inhibit the children and raise children, what country because of accidents related happens when that traditional famto drug and alcohol use, but it also ily unit is gone?” could be beneficial because it allows In the wake of election day, more freedom. individuals from 20 states have “It will hinder the country by filed petitions to secede from the allowing drugs as a whole to be U.S., according to CBS News, more acceptable,” said John Beyer, including Alabama, Arkansas, junior history major. “I think it will Colorado, Florida, Georgia, also lead young rebels to try harder Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, drugs.” Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Same-sex marriage was also Montana, New Jersey, New York, legalized in two states – Maryland North Carolina, North Dakota, and Maine. CNN reported that the Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee vote was close in Maryland – only and Texas.
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Board member Ken Willard, a Hutchinson Republican, said he wanted to know more about teachers who give grades in science without teaching it. “That is unconscionable. It reflects a lack of integrity and it is not appropriate for Kansas students,” he said.
footwork. The elders said that the Smoke Dance originated from the War Dance, which man performed before war. Known for its slow, heavy dramatic style, the Smoke Dance was a faster version of the War Dance.” The Haskell Powwow Dancers consists of Charley Lewis of the Paiute tribe, who opened the show with the Men’s Prairie Chicken Dance; BJ Moses of the Pawnee tribe, who performed the Men’s Southern Straight; Ryanne White and Kelly Walker, who performed the Women’s Jingle Press; Steve Byington of the Choctaw tribe, who
performed the Men’s Grass Dance; David Waybenais of the Omaha tribe, who performed the Men’s Fancy Dance; and Buffalo. Buffalo, who has been dancing at powwows since he was 12 years old, said the group performs at various areas such as universities and festivals throughout the Midwest. The group performed at the American Indian Cultural Celebration last month in Kansas City. Buffalo said they also recently performed at the Kansas City Public Library. Lewis said the group does these types of performances year round, and they enjoyed performing at ESU.
opinion The Golden Silver
The Bulletin | Nov. 15, 2012
Nate Silver of the New York Times has gained notoriety after the most recent election, having created a statistical model to predict the outcome of elections. Despite his unpopularity with political pundits, Silver managed to accurately predict, with the smallest margin of error, the outcome for all 50 states in the 2012 presidential election. Perhaps it’s his basis-in-data approach that makes him a threat to the rhetorical hawks, but each of us should use this as a moment to reflect on our own thought processes. The world is complex. Silver does not have it all figured out quite yet. When society is introduced to someone who seemingly has all the answers, we inevitably have some questions of our own. Silver’s projections provide us with a new brand of mystical fortune telling. Mystical insofar as very
few of us could replicate it or even explain it. We should understand, first, that his predictions, coincidentally, lack an element of political awareness. The data merely reflects the truth back at us. It cannot project what should be done in reaction to it. That’s for the pundits. Striking a balance between our principles, values and the objective truth is perhaps the most difficult tight rope act in which we will ever partake. Some react to the political inconsistency in their lives by rejecting objectivity outright. Very few are successful in reshaping their values without a very dramatic confrontation. But students are in a unique position. We are surrounded by people, professors and students, devoted to thinking – thinking in ways that challenge preconceptions. While the working force must
understand the world in more pragmatic ways, we take the advantage of having readily available resources that can aid in the discovery of our own truth. Each student’s response to President Barack Obama’s victory is tempered by their own experience as an American or a visiting foreigner. Even Silver hoped for a particular outcome, and perhaps it differed from his own predictions. The question for us all is, what did we do to affect the election? What frightens us is that we might be as predictable as the data suggests. That fear, as we see it, is irrelevant. Our duty is not to quibble over the outliers, but to do what is ethical regardless of pundits and statisticians alike. Our best bet is an education that frees us from the kind of stubborn political rigidity that makes Mr. Silver’s job exceedingly easy.
Progress, Where the Grass is Greener
Hark! Progress! Just when I was beginning to think that Americans were going to fight over the morality of abortion for the rest of the decade, our recent election has shown that people care about other stuff, too! Amazing! In fact, the notion was so new it was downright historic! In case you haven’t already heard, two states, Washington and Colorado, have both voted to – in short – legalize marijuana. This is huge! But, the drug has been, and still is, outlawed by the federal government. From the research and conversations I’ve had concerning the subject, the argument against marijuana legalization doesn’t hold much water. I’ve gathered that the ban on weed was imposed not for true fear of national health, not because it was causing any true harm to the nuclear family, but for purely political reasons. Not only that, but alcohol is a far more addictive
and harmful drug than marijuana, and was only legalized again because people were going blind because they were illegally making their own. This is also an excellent opportunity to see what will happen to a state with the “legalize it” laws. Will their prison populations shrink? Will they prosper greatly because of taxes on marijuana? Will parents and children have a new, fun and legal way to bond with each other? Or will increasingly more Washingtonians engage in risky behaviors such as driving while intoxicated? Will there be a wave of marijuana addiction a la ‘Reefer Madness’ in Colorado? Only time will tell. And let us not forget about the first openly gay senator, Tammy Baldwin, and Californians agreeing that sales and income taxes should be raised – which is not a common decision in popular vote. The coolest thing about all of this is that it shows that voting in
red or blue votes. In doing this, we know we have not made a difference. We have allowed ourselves a large amount of leisure time as opposed to researching those who will be representing us in Washington or Topeka. Their names become nothing but mere white noise on ballots, unless they reach cataclysmic status through our media, as with Todd Akin, and only then do we know that we do not want them representing us. As a fellow student recently put it, our elected officials are essentially quarterbacks to those who do not follow sports – we know their names, and we know which team they play for, but beyond that, they are simply a small part of a group that we cheer for. I believe the main point is not to pay attention to these supposed “approval” ratings. They mean nothing to you or me. I know of Gov. Sam Brownback’s actions and proposals toward education reforms, and I could care less about his approval rating. I know that people will fill
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firstname.lastname@example.org Ph.D., M.D, MS, BS. What do all of these acronyms have in common? They all represent qualifications stating that an individual has mastered, in various levels of degree, some topic. In other words, people should respect their opinions on that given topic. Psychology actually has a name for this, appeal to authority. So person A has a Ph.D. in economics and makes a statement regarding the unemployment rate; therefore, whatever they said must be true. Not so fast. In searching for the truth in nutrition, we must access scientific studies to look at certain claims. This is incredibly helpful because we consume dozens of different foods daily, and it’s nearly impossible to single out one and to see possible health benefits or risks. Most nutrition studies fall under two categories – observational studies or randomized
controlled trails (RCT’s.) An observational study is just what it sounds like; scientists observe the eating habits of a given population and then gather data. RCT’s are more controlled; scientists will typically study two groups, attempting to minimalize the differences between them other than a single given topic. Observational research is mostly hypothesis generating for RCT’s, which are considered the gold standard. With this in mind, it’s important to respect the science. If 100 studies come out and say that a certain food additive is safe for consumption, but one nutritionist says its carcinogenic, yet has no evidence to back it up, well, decide for yourself. These people are often emphatic about their statements as well, claiming to know everything about anything and completely shut down to other possibilities. I always appeal to science, not to a given individual. What is true and false isn’t dependent on who has sold the most books. But research isn’t without its flaws. A quick search in PubMed and you’ll find many studies are funded by a potentially biased
source. Of course those studies come out with favorable effects. Oh really, the athlete sponsored by Cliff said that Cliff bars are the secret to his 400-pound bench press? Shocker. Who wants to put thousands of dollars into a study to say something doesn’t work the way they thought it did? Many researchers also tend to overreach their data. Again, who wants to spend several months working to conclude that their experiment told them nothing? When looking at research or hearing the opinion of a qualified individual you should determine if they serve to gain a monetary advantage for what they’re saying. It’s typically smart to look at the bulk of the research and hear many different opinions. It was Socrates who said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Odds are, if you run into someone who claims to know everything about a certain topic, making outrageous claims that clearly aren’t backed by science, it would be wise to find another source, despite their framed credentials.
Off the Reel ‘Skyfall:’ Bond like you’ve never seen him After 50 years and 23 films, the 007 series has done more than most franchises could ever hope for, and “Skyfall” celebrates this legacy by being not only one of the best Bond movies ever made, but by also being one of the best movies that has come out this year. Period. We’re thrown right into the action as Bond (Daniel Craig) attempts to regain a hard drive containing the identities of undercover operatives from around the globe. This fight scene is one of the most ridiculous and entertaining fights that I’ve seen in a while and ranges from a car chase through the crowded streets of Istanbul to its culmination in a brutal fist fight on top of a train, all of this monitored by M
“A Dickens of a giggle.”
(Judi Dench). During the struggle, M commands Bond’s partner Eve (Naomie Harris) to “take the shot,” and she ends up hitting 007, who falls from the train and is presumed dead. The hard drive is lost, Bond is gone and M is put under investigation by her new overseer Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), all while the mysterious villain who orchestrated the theft of the drive is still loose. All these problems combine to provide Dench a chance to shine. It may be a Bond film, but “Skyfall” is just as much about M as it is 007. Dench has always been a powerhouse actress, not to mention a personal favorite as M, and “Skyfall” delves more deeply into her character than ever before, including a dark
“the anti-Christmas Carol…” “God help us, everyone!”
Emporia State University Theatre presents
by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre Directed by ESU Alum Larry Mitchell
November 28 through December 1, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Karl C. Bruder Theatre, King Hall Box Office 620-341-6378
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email@example.com secret from her past which finds life in the form of Silva (Javier Bardem). The last two films in the series have had lackluster villains to say the least, but Silva breaks that patterns and sets the bar for future villains. Silva is a bad guy for the modern age, operating primarily in the digital world, using computers to do most of his work. His plans are meticulous, his reach is long, and the menace hidden behind his eccentric exterior is enough to earn him a place in Bond history. Speaking of Bond, Craig manages to elevate the character to a level which can compete with Bardem and Dench’s extraordinary performances. Of course, he’s been Bond twice before, so he can obviously play the role, but in this newest addition to the series, Craig shows us the character as something more than just a secret agent with a penchant for the finer things in life. We’re given a man with a soul and a past, which helps make “Skyfall” one of the most emotionally involved Bond movies ever. Ben Whishaw plays a young and highly overdue Q. Witty banter between Q and Bond is a staple of the series, and Whishaw serves up the bone-dry humor in his own way, proving that he has what it takes to be the man behind the gear. “Skyfall” celebrates everything that makes Bond Bond and will appeal to long time fans as well as newcomers. One of the best moments of the film is the reappearance of the Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger,” a classic car for a classic franchise, both of which are still looking absolutely brilliant. An outstanding cast, a thrilling story, vibrant visuals, a beautiful new Bond song (courtesy of Adele) and much more all add up to make “Skyfall” one of the best Bond films to date and an instant classic.
5 out of 5.
Perfectly Normal, Natural Things Give Thanks and Be Randy K enzie T empleton
firstname.lastname@example.org Thanksgiving is a holiday for celebration, for over-indulgence and football, for awkward conversations with your Great Aunt Sally as she probes your love life, asking when you’re finally going to settle down and pop out a few offspring. We gather ‘round the table to give thanks to our Heavenly Father and to those first pioneers who braved the harsh conditions of the New World to build the America we know and love today. And as we stuff our stomachs full of all the traditional fixings—turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes—sex is probably the furthest thing from our minds. But if in between the belly aching and cold sweats from an afternoon of decadence that rivals even that of the Roman Empire you begin to feel the familiar tingling of lust in your nether regions, fear not. Chances are that turkey leg you downed an hour earlier is working its aphrodisiacal magic. Throughout history, people in all corners of the globe from all walks of life have turned to certain foods, beverages and drugs in hopes to procure some sort of libido-boosting powers. And even though, according to the Food and Drug Administration, no alleged aphrodisiac has yet been scientifically proven as effective, certain foods, including those found in the typical Thanksgiving smorgasbord, are believed by some within the scientific community or otherwise to help put us in the mood when ingested. “Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, aphrodisiacs are substances that supposedly elicit sexual desire and arousal, enhance sex drive and sexual ‘performance,’ and extend sexual energy,” according to Go Ask Alice, a peer-reviewed online health resource produced by Columbia University. “The fact that some well-known aphrodisiacs look similar to men’s and women’s genitals, or are derived from animal sex organs, was no accident.” Typically, when we think of aphrodisiacs, oysters and chocolate come immediately to the mind, but apparently even the archetypal holiday get-together with its run of the mill, average Joe dishes can make us feel a little naughty. The scent of cinnamon and the history of its use as an aphrodisiac dates back to Biblical times. In the book of Proverbs in the Bible, it, along with myrrh and aloe, was used to perfume the bed of lovers. Cinnamon was also employed in the Queen of Sheba’s seduction of King Solomon. And in a 1994 study done by the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, researchers found that the smell of cinnamon buns had the greatest impact on sexual arousal, as measured by penile blood flow, in male participants. In the 1995 follow-up study, the penile blood flow increased by an average of 40 percent in male participants between ages 18 and 64 after they smelled a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie. So
feel no shame in hitting the dessert table this Thanksgiving. You can always work those extra calories off with some sexercise. Continuing the trend of sugary goodness, according to Men’s Health Magazine, sweet potatoes are high in potassium, which helps reduce stress and is a “great way to curb performance anxiety.” But the sweet potato has a long history as a supposed aphrodisiac. In his 1597 “Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes,” John Gerard wrote about the sweet potato, and along with a description of the plant and how it is eaten, he also wrote that it “comforts, strengthens, and nourishes the body,” and produces “bodily lust,” according to the Library of Congress’ website. Celery is a staple that can be found in most stuffing recipes, and, according to modern science, it contains androsterone, a human pheromone naturally produced in males that apparently stimulates sexual arousal in females. It’s still unknown whether or not the androsterone in celery has the potential to affect the body, but what’s there to lose? If nothing else, at least you can find comfort in the fact that you’re eating something healthy. And what would Thanksgiving be without some good ‘ol cranberry sauce or salad? In addition to tasting like a spoonful of tart heaven, these little red dew drops are chock full of nutrients beneficial to sexual health, so says Eatsomethingsexy.com. Cranberries are a good source of Vitamin C, “which has been clinically proven to keep sex glands running,” and they also contain Vitamin A, which is “important for reproduction,” according to the website. To round it all out, the everfaithful holiday turkey is sure to send us straight to bed, but it might be for reasons other than the notorious sleep-inducing Tryptophan. “Turkey and other lean meats which are rich in zinc encourage blood flow and are thought to boost your libido,” according to Holidaydish.com. “Tryptophan is the added bonus because it produces serotonin, usually causing that blissful contentment experienced right after taking your last gravy drenched bite.” Regardless of whether aphrodisiacs really do work, sometimes the power of suggestion is all you need to ignite a sexual spark. In any case, celebrate with all the vigor of the American spirit this Thanksgiving, and if an engorged belly doesn’t stop you from scoring some holiday booty, you’ll have even more to be thankful for.
The Bulletin | Nov. 15, 2012
Melting pot campus broadens horizons “I definitely don’t anticipate running into this many people from other cultures daily once I graduate. So I think it’s really a unique opportunity that I think people should take advantage of.” – Nicole Reutzel
H annah T homas email@example.com International Education Week, celebrated on campuses all over America, kicked off Tuesday and will run until tomorrow. Its mission is to help students experience cultures from around the world without having to leave their home country. “In America, most people don’t travel that much, so just to hear about (other cultures) would probably be good,” said Matthew McAllister, freshman pre-engineering major. “Know that your way is not the only way.” Nicole Reutzel, sophomore math education major, said it is important for students to learn about different cultures. Reutzel also said that there are more international students on campus than she had expected before enrolling, especially for Kansas. “I think it’s very important that the students that are from here get to know some of the international students because it really is a unique opportunity while we are in college,” Reutzel said. “I mean, I definitely don’t anticipate running into this many people from other cultures daily once I graduate. So I think it’s really a unique opportunity that I think people should take advantage of.” The largest number of international students at Emporia State come from China, said Rozita Smith, interim director of international student and scholar services. South Korea, Saudi Arabia and
Takako Iyadomi, graduate music student, and Masatoshi Takami, junior music major, introduce Japanese culture to Donovan Elrod, junior graphic design najor. The Office of International Education hosted International Education Week, which kicked off on Tuesday. Lingzi Su/The Bulletin
Japan take the next four places respectively. “When we talk about international, it’s not necessarily pertaining to a student from Japan or Korea,” Smith said. “It’s also including the American students because when American students go abroad, the other people also call them international. So when we talk about international, it’s actually all of us.”
Sounds of Home
Yi Guo, graduate student, performs “Songs of Fishing Boats at Dusk” with a Traditional Chinese zither. Guo was the opening performer for the International Culture Show. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin
A different booth is being set up for International Education Week in the union each day this week. Tuesday was Japanese Day; Wednesday, Saudi and Oman Day; today, South Korean Day; and tomorrow, Chinese Day. Each day, the groups will have a booth set up displaying things from their culture, and students at the booths will show others how to write their names in
the “language of the day.” DohGyoung Ahn, junior pre-art therapy major, said she wanted to go to the booths each day and see the International Culture Show. “To other international students who (are) yet to come, they’ll have a good impression of this school because it sounds like this school cares about other cultures and diversity,” she said.
In a bidding war at the Alpha Kappa Lamda date auction, Maddie Stutheit, junior communication major, wins the bid for Riley Sinon, junior information systems major. With the help of fellow sorority members, Jessica Love, sophomore psychology major, and Felicia Sullivan, nursing major, the bid ended at $50. The AKL date auction was held last night in Webb Hall. Jenny Pendarvis/The Bulletin
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Brown said he “usually plays mages,” which are characters that use magic. A handful of students and “I think the new ballroom is community members made the perfect for ‘LARPing’ because of journey to the Memorial Union the satellite rooms we can use,” Ballroom for a live action roleplayBrown said. ing (LARP) session hosted by the Brown’s wife, Anna Guiltner, Gamers Guild last Friday. The scewas the “storyteller” for the game. nario was a murder mystery theme. The storyteller’s job in the game is In LARP, players act out their to impartially narrate events taking character’s actions, pursuing goals place in the plot, as well as smaller within a fictional setting representenvironmental events, which usued by the real world, while interally affect the characters in some acting with each other in character. way. “The style of live action roleStorytellers effectively run all the playing that we participate in is parts of the game that the characcalled ‘parlor LARP,’” said John ters do not. Guiltner said it was her Brown, senior English major first time running the game. and distance education student. “I got into LARPing because I “There’s not a lot of jumping did a lot of historical reenactments around and stuff, but there’s still a at the Old Cowtown Museum lot of action and costume play.” in Wichita,” Guiltner said. “My LARPers participated in a seshusband took me to a gaming sion of steampunk-styled Brass & Steel, published by Pamean Games, convention in Indianapolis called which combines elements of LARP GenCon, and I first started doing ‘LARPs’ there. I did historical and tabletop role playing games. ‘LARPs’ and Brass & Steel games.” Brown said he plans to set up Guiltner said she usually plays more LARP events in the Ballroom bards, magic users that utilize their and that the events will be open to artistic talents to induce magical all students. effects, and clerics, magic users that “We are not exclusively Gamers have divine healing powers and - Guild associated, but a few people tend to be lawful and good. from that group are part of this or “I’d like to see both smaller and have shown interest in ‘LARPing,’” larger groups,” said Philip Stair, Brown said. another LARPer at Friday night’s
Members of the Gamer’s Guild choose characters they would act out based upon character traits. Jordan Storrer/The Bulletin
session. “Different gamers like different groups.” Stair’s wife, Katy, also participated in Friday night’s session. She said her husband also got her into
“I’d like to do more of these and see if I can get more students into it,” Brown said. “We weren’t as successful in bringing in people
tonight, but I think we can bring in a larger amount of students in the future. This was just kind of a test run.”
Students don’t shy away from cultural queries
Kat Fox, senior English education major, is the one American-born student among “Don’t Be Shy, Ask Me Why” panel. Fox, as well as others on the panel, offered insight to the different cultures on campus. Jordan Storrer/The Bulletin
H annah T homas email@example.com For students who wanted to gain knowledge and ask international students about their cultures, a forum called “Don’t be Shy, Ask Me Why” was held Tuesday, the first day of International Education Week. On the panel were students from Switzerland, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Japan, Germany and China, among others. Questions that students submitted last week were read, and the representatives answered the questions according to their background and knowledge. Talal Alamani, senior information systems major from Saudi Arabia, was one of the representatives on the panel. He said he volunteered for the spot because he “would love to send the right image.” Some of the questions applied to all of international students, such as, “Why did you choose to come to Emporia?” The answers were generally that Emporia State offers the programs students wish to enroll in, along with reasonable tuition. Another general question was what foods and ingredients students miss most.
Most of the representatives agreed that the biggest adjustment to living in the United States was the climate and diet, but also the realization that some things said in their culture might be offensive to Americans. Some taboos in different cultures range from swearing and drinking alcohol in Saudi Arabia to not addressing elders by their first name or giving a clock as a present (“clock” sounds like death, so it is considered bad luck) in China. Also, in Azerbaijan, men are supposed give their seat to women on public transportation. One question to Americans was, “If you are already carrying a backpack, why carry a purse also?” The American representative Kat Fox, senior English education major, said that she was unsure because she only carries a backpack. A question to international students was, “If you come to America to learn English, why do you mostly hang out with people from your own country?” The consensus was that it deals mostly with a comfort zone because it is sometimes hard to make friends from different backgrounds and because international students like
to talk in their native language. Another topic brought up was why some Americans don’t talk to international students during class. Fox said she thought it might be because many international students dress more fashionably and have traveled more than some Americans, so it might have to do with being shy and not feeling sophisticated enough to talk to them. One of the audience members suggested that it might also be because many Americans don’t know how to talk long enough to find common ground. How to make friends with Americans was another question. Most of the representatives agreed that, overall, Americans are friendly, so the best way to do it is to ask for help if needed, speak to them in class and ask questions to get to know them. “It’s an opportunity to mingle with more international students than you would normally come in contact with,” said Dirusha Warusavitharana, graduate clinical psychology major from Sri Lanka. “It’s like people were saying on the panel, you’re much more comfortable in your comfort zone. You stick to the people you know mostly.”
Wind Tax Credit story (AP) The fate of a tax credit that advocates say is needed to maintain tens of thousands of wind energy jobs will be decided during high-stakes, last-minute negotiations between President Obama and House Republicans over fiscal issues, officials said Tuesday. The wind energy production tax credit is due to expire at the end of the year. Its extension stalled in Congress this summer amid fierce opposition from some conservative House Republicans. The last chance to extend the measure is in the budget deal that will be cut between Obama and Republicans in the lame duck session of Congress. Backers of the credit tried to ramp up pressure to extend the $12 billion break Tuesday with a teleconference featuring several governors, who noted that uncertainty over its fate has led to thousands of job losses across the country. A study by a wind energy group found that 37,000 jobs would be lost if the credit expires.
The credit’s supporters say the government has subsidized fossil fuels like oil for more than a century. Opponents argue it distorts the energy marketplace and leads to higher prices. The credit was first signed by President George H.W. Bush and backed by a number of prominent Republicans. But some conservative House Republicans objected to the extension of the latest form of the credit this summer, arguing it is wasteful spending. Their cause was taken up by the party’s presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, who argued the credit should expire. Elimination of the break was written into the GOP party platform in August. Still, Republicans governors Terry Branstad of Iowa and Sam Brownback of Kansas joined Democratic governors on Tuesday’s call urging the credit’s extension. They said they represented a bipartisan group of 28 governors who back the tax break.
Nov. 15, 2012
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Breezing past a defensive player, senior wide receiver Shjuan Richardson scored Emporia State’s fourth out of seven touchdowns against the Washburn Ichabods Saturday. Will Austin/The Bulletin
The Emporia State football team fell 9-7 with four minutes left to go in the opening quarter to the 8-2 Washburn Ichabods on Saturday. From there, the Hornets stung Washburn with 41 unanswered points as they rolled to a 55-23 victory in the Turnpike Tussle in Topeka. The win concluded a 9-2 regular season for the Hornets, and they regained the overall series record over Washburn, 52-51. Senior linebacker and business administration major Ben Carlson said the Hornets and the Ichabods share the “longest Division II rivalry in college football.” “We have lost the last eight (games),” Carlson said. “(Head Coach Garin Higgins) hadn’t beat these guys yet, so this was just a great team win, and we needed it.” But the Hornets, who had come off two straight losses, had a rough start. They fumbled on their first possession, setting up a 3-yard touchdown run six plays later for the Ichabods. Thirteen plays and 75 yards later, senior quarterback Tyler Eckenrode locked in a 17-yard strike to junior receiver Ray Ray Davis to secure the Hornets’ first lead of the game, 7-6. The Ichabods regained the lead for the last time with a 30-yard field goal, leading 9-7. From there, the 41 unanswered points for ESU were due in large part to a stellar defensive outing. “Our defense really gave us some
momentum with some key turnovers,” Higgins said. “They were really playing with a lot of confidence.” Their next touchdown came off an interception by senior defensive back Kevin Gaddis that set the Hornets up for another easy score, this one by sophomore wide receiver Austin Willis off a pass from Eckenrode. The Hornets led 24-9 at halftime. Coming into the second half, Eckenrode hit senior wide receiver Shjaun Richardson for a 22-yard. After a forced punt, junior halfback Josh Klumpe scored on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Eckenrode to move the score 38-9. A quick fumble by Washburn on the next series set the Hornets up once again in field position. The run ended with a 27-yard field goal by freshman punter and kicker Eli Kuhns to improve the Hornets lead 48-9 with six minutes left to go in the game. Washburn managed two final touchdowns for a total 23 points overall, but it wasn’t enough to land them a win. The Hornets’ win not only improved their overall series record over against the Ichabods, but it also earned them a postseason bid. This year, the Hornets will play in the post season for the first time since 2003 in the Kanza Bowl Nov. 25 against Texas A&M Kingsville. “To be a part of the senior class that put this series up in our favor is special, but like we said all year, we are not done,” Eckenrode, management information systems major, said.
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Starting slow in the first half and trailing Newman 8-12, the Lady Hornets basketball team stepped up their game, ultimately winning 77-66 to continue their undefeated run at White Auditorium Tuesday night. “I was happy we won. That is
about the extent of the positive,” said Head Coach Jory Collins. “I wasn’t really happy with our defensive effort or our offensive execution. We had a lot of careless turnovers just trying to feed the post…we didn’t play with a sense of urgency.” With 10 minutes left in the first half, Emporia State took a 20-13 lead after a three-point play off of a foul by sophomore forward and undecid-
Desiree Wylie, junior forward, defends the ball against Newman Tuesday night at White Auditorium. The Lady Hornets beat the Jets, 77-66. Jordan Storrer/The Bulletin
ed major Merissa Quick. Quick had 11 points in the first half, helping the Hornets cushion their lead to 44-31. “Offensively, we are going to work on feeding the post. It sounds like a really simple thing, but it’s difficult for us to do,” Collins said. “We have to be able to throw it into those guys that are open, and I feel like we missed them a ton of times. But when we got it in there, good things were happening.” The Hornets extended their lead to 20 with a little over 12 minutes left in the second half with two free throws from junior guard and nursing major Haley Parker. The Hornets shot 77.8 percent from the free throw line. “We have so much support from the community and all these people that have been coming to games for years and years,” Parker said. “We definitely don’t want to let them down, and we take a lot of pride winning here at home.” Overall, the Lady Hornets shot 39.7 percent from the field, making 25 for 63. Quick was the player of the game, shooting seven for nine from the floor and seven for 10 from the free throw line, for a total of 21 points. “The guards did a good job of getting me the ball when I was open, and we just made the open play,” Quick said. This was the second straight year the Hornets have opened the regular season against Newman and the 16th straight year they have won their home opener. Next Friday, the Hornets travel to Pueblo, Colo. to take on Western State at 2 p.m. Friday, and Colorado State at 6 p.m. Saturday.
After just missing the mark for two straight years with 5-6 records, the Hornets earned their first trip to the postseason since 2003 with a 9-2 record. With the regular season over, Emporia State football prepares for the Kanza Bowl against the 6-5 Texas A&M Kingsville. This will be the first ever meeting between the two teams, but the Hornets come into the matchup with a 2-2 record at their previous bowl appearances. ESU also comes in with the MIAA leading pass offense, led by Harlon Hill candidate and senior
quarterback Tyler Eckenrode, who also leads the MIAA in total offense. “When Eckenrode is executing, and our offense is going, we are a tough team to stop,” said Head Coach Garin Higgins. Texas A&M Kingsville comes into the contest with a completely different story. They revolve around a highly talented defense that leads the Lone Star Conference in pass defense and a third ranked scoring defense. The Hornets kick off for the final time in the Kanza Bowl at 1 p.m. Nov. 25 in Topeka.
Volleyball advances in MIAA tournament The Emporia State volleyball team traveled to Kirksville, Mo. over the weekend to take on #13 Truman in the MIAA tournament. Truman was a fourth seed, while ESU was a fifth seed in the tournament. The Hornets defeated Truman in four sets 25-20, 17-25, 30-28, 25-19. Setter Katie Deutschmann earned her second triple-double of the season with 24 assists, 11 kills and 10 digs in the game. Hitter Paige Vanderpool, who had 13 kills, led the offense and had a season-high of 23 digs. Outside and middle hitter Carly Spicer led the Hornets in blocks with nine, two of which were solo, and she also had nine kills.
The Hornets’ defense was strong, with Deutschmann, Vanderpool, hitter Emily Barto, setter Sydney Hartman and libero Meg Schwartz all recording double digit digs in the game. “We played as a team,” Hartman, freshman athletic training major, said. “We fixed what we needed to fix and it was nice to get redemption after losing to them on Friday.” The Hornets take on #2 and the top seed Nebraska-Kearney on Friday in Kearney. The winner of that game will play the winner of the second seeded Washburn and the third seeded Central Missouri game in the final, which will be held on Saturday.