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Iowa State says Palo never requested transfer waiver By Alex.Halsted @iowastatedaily.com The Bubu Palo appeals case took another turn Thursday, one day after the Iowa Board of Regents appealed last week’s temporary stay to the Iowa Supreme Court. While Palo said he wasn’t given an opportunity to transfer to another institution after ISU President Steven Leath removed

letics department said Leath notified Palo and his lawyer Matthew Boles on Aug. 21 that his decision would come within 10 days. The statement said, “Boles acknowledged receipt of the notice and did not raise any concerns with respect to the decision timeline.” After Leath’s decision Aug. 30, Iowa State said Boles contacted ISU Athletics Director Jamie Pollard to ask if he or

him from the ISU men’s basketball team Aug. 30, ISU athletic department said Thursday that wasn’t the situation. In the district court’s ruling last week which allowed Palo to be reinstated to the basketball team, Judge Thomas Bice wrote that Leath issued his decision five days after the deadline for Palo to be able to transfer. In a statement Thursday, the ISU ath-

Leath would support a waiver to transfer. According to Iowa State, Pollard told him that both he and Leath would support it. “After that point, neither Palo nor his attorneys ever provided Iowa State University with an official transfer request,” the statement read. Boles, in an email to the Daily on

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Tealed up, ready to go Dance Marathon prepares for annual 15-hour charity for the kids By Brian.Keck @iowastatedaily.com

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At 9 a.m. Saturday, more than 1000 people will be dancing through the doors of the Memorial Union. This year marks the 17th annual 15-hour dance event put on by Iowa State Dance Marathon. ISU Dance Marathon, which is the largest student run philanthropy at Iowa State, recruits new members and raises money year-round to support children being treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. “We put on events throughout the year just to give the kids a chance to be kids and the parents to forget about their medical bills at home and forget about the fact their child is sick so they can just have fun with their family,” said Dillon Flynn, senior in agricultural business and co-officer of families for Dance Marathon. Saturday’s event will feature entertainment including live music, games, visits from ISU athletes, live entertainment and 15 hours of dancing. Each year, Dance Marathon prepares a morale dance which is showcased the event. “The morale dance is something we do every hour at the top of the hour; it’s a choreographed kind of mashup of different popular songs and goofy things we’ve heard,” said Ben Reuter, senior in mechanical engineering and co-officer of business relations for Dance Marathon. Throughout the year, each dancer raises money by sending letters to families and friends for donations, fundraising on social media, asking for money in a can — commonly known as canning — and many more ways. “Each dancer committed to raising $250; a lot of students raise even more than that,” said Jessica Pearce, senior in kinesiology and health and co-director of Dance Marathon. “I know a lot of dancers who have raised over $1,000 and a lot of committee members who have raised even more than that.” Not including this year, Iowa State’s Dance Marathon has raised $2.3 million for the children’s hospital. This year’s total will be added to the grand total once it is released Saturday night. 35 miracle kids — children who receive treatment at the children’s hospital — and their families will be attending this year’s event. “It’s amazing how we are impacting these kids right here: I hear their stories, I’ve seen their parents, I’ve met their siblings,” Pearce said. “We have a very local family that I get to see at church every week. Their miracle kid had surgery earlier in the fall; everything went well. There was a minor complication, got it all worked out and she’s doing much better and she is just a ball of sunshine.” Students take part in Dance Marathon for many reasons, but they all show up to support the kids being treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. “Dance Marathon means so much to me,” said Anna Pringnitz, senior in communication studies and co-director of Dance Marathon. “I get to see all these college students give up their time and resources to stand for these kids they’ve never even met.”

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Ames Police watch for traffic GSB begins next year’s elections violators, increase enforcement By David.Gerhold @iowastatedaily.com

By Makayla.Tendall @iowastatedaily.com Drivers in Ames need to watch their speedometer more closely Jan. 25, while Ames Police Department — along with the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force — increases traffic enforcement around Ames. Officers will be looking for drivers who are speeding, not wearing their seat belts and those driving under the influence. Geoff Huff, Ames Police investigations commander, said that during traffic enforcement proj-

ects, officers focus on areas of high traffic where there have been many accidents or DUI arrests in the past. “In general, we found if we’ve done targeted traffic enforcement, especially in high traffic areas, that [enforcement] can reduce the number of accidents we’ve had,” Huff said. These targeted areas in Ames are streets like Lincoln Way, Grand Avenue and South Duff Avenue. Officers will be looking for telltale signs of drivers under the influence, such as crossing the center line, weaving in a

lane and not responding properly to traffic signals. In addition to speeding and DUIs, Huff said officers will also be looking for drivers who are improperly wearing their seat belts or not wearing a seat belt at all. “A lot of times, [officers are] looking for that belt coming over the shoulder, and visually, they’re looking to see if they can see your seat belt on,” Huff said. “The way the Iowa law is written, you have to not only be wearing it, but wearing it correctly. Putting the strap under your arm is a violation, as well.”

The election committee officially kicked off the Government of Student Body elections Thursday. So far, around 45 students are considering running for the general election in March. “Last year, we didn’t have that many candidates, so we really tried this year to reach out to different student groups,” said Adam Guenther, election commissioner and senior in animal science. Guenther said he hopes the election committee can get at least 30 of the interested students to run. “There are a lot of people that I don’t know, and that will make for an interesting dynamic this year,” Guenther said. Guenther said last year marked a change for a lot of people in GSB. “The Senate was not walking so well, and we hope for a bigger turnout than last year because last year was really bad,” Guenther said.

Three candidates are running for GSB president this year. They include Hillary Kletscher, senior in biological systems engineering, Khayree Fitten, sophomore in political science, and Richard Martinez, freshman in journalism and mass communication. “My team wants to continue to advocate for minimal tuition and fee increases as well as better long-term housing options for students,” Kletscher said. “We want to make sure that the students have their needs provided for on the university level.” Kletscher, who last year served as GSB vice president, said she wants to work with student organizations and actually open up the GSB funding to all student organizations on campus. “GSB already funds some student organizations with a narrow focus, but we feel that every student organization should at least be eligible to receive these funds, as well,” Kletscher said. “We need to listen

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Luke Klein, then a senior in interdisciplinary studies and cadet in the Army ROTC, teaches during the shelter building segment of the ROTC’s annual Winter Survival Training camp for Boy Scout troops from across Iowa in 2010.

Police Blotter The information in the log comes from the ISU and City of Ames police departments’ records. All those accused of violating the law are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Jan. 2 Jordan Baber, 20, 3996 S23 A vehicle driven by Nicholas Schieffer collided with a parked car at the 500 block of Clark Avenue (reported at 6:20 p.m.).

Jan. 3 Bethany Reeves, 20, 3232 Lettie St, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at Lettie Street and Wilmoth Avenue (reported at 1:21 a.m.). William Lutz, 22, 2122 Lincoln Way, was arrested and charged with public intoxication at Ash Avenue and Lincoln Way (reported at 1:35 a.m.).

Jan. 4 Bryan Angell, 21, 24043 680th Ave, Colo, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated and open container at Gateway Hills Park Drive and Mortensen Road (reported at 1:53 a.m.). Joshua Conrad, 32, 1719 5th St, Perry, was arrested and charged with driving under suspension; he was additionally taken into custody on two warrants held by the Story County Sheriff’s Office and Boone County Sheriff’s Office at Lincoln Way and South Morrill Road (reported at 5:05 a.m.).

Vehicles driven by Enrique Hilst-Robles and Minh Quang Le were involved in a property damage collision at Mortensen Road and State Avenue. (reported at 5:58 p.m.).

Jan. 5 Joseph Olson, 27, 1561 260th St, Madrid, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated at Beach Avenue and Lincoln Way (reported at 1:19 a.m.).

Jan. 7 Vehicles driven by Wayne Merrell and Aaron Steffen were involved in a property damage collision at Lot 38 (reported at 11:07 a.m.). Vehicles driven by Morgan Stone and Miles Conlan were involved in a property damage collision at South 16th St. and University Blvd.

Jan. 9 An officer initiated a drug related investigation at the Armory (reported at 6:46 p.m.).

Jan. 10 Kirk Ford, 24, 2300 Swan Drive, Norwalk, was arrested and charged with public intoxication at Hayward Avenue and Lincoln Way (reported at 4:10 a.m.).

Army ROTC hosts local Boy Scouts in annual winter survival program By David.Gerhold @iowastatedaily.com A group from the Boy Scouts of America will have the opportunity to experience Iowan winters in true military fashion. Saturday, the ISU Army ROTC will host its annual winter survival program which will take the entire day. “First, we will teach the Boy Scouts certain indoor classes like first aid and signaling,” said cadet Michael Hoskins, junior in history. “And after that, we’ll take them outside.” Using a hands-on approach, cadets will train the Boy Scouts how to survive in an outdoor environment during the winter while practicing important skills such as constructing a shelter and building a fire. Cadet Kyle Simpson, senior in history, said they will create various scenarios for the Scouts to give them the opportunity to apply what they learned in real life. “We’re going to teach the kids how to how to track [animals] by looking for prints or animal drop-

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pings,” Simpson said. “We’ll also teach them how to actually trap, for example, rabbits or squirrels.” The idea of the survival program started back in the 1990s, when the Mid-Iowa Council first reached out to the ISU Army ROTC. “They do a winter competition in February or March, so this is kind of a train-up for the Boy Scouts to get familiarized with some of the tasks they will be tested in later on,” said Major Kevin White, adjunct instructor of military science and tactics. For junior cadets, the Boy Scout survival training is the first real attempt at planning and executing as well as public speaking, White said. “The cadets learn the ins and outs of planning an operation and coordinating with outside agencies or, in this case, people on campus,” White said. “They have to know what they’re teaching and pass it on to these kids.” White said the training is also an opportunity to showcase Iowa State. “This is going to be the first time most of the Boy Scouts are on campus, so [they] get their first impres-

sions of the university from us.” Cadet Hoskins said he started out as a Boy Scout himself a few years ago, which led him to study at Iowa State once he graduated from high school. “I remember all the fun I had during the survival training,” Hoskins said. “Now that I’m on the other side and have the opportunity to teach them, I want to give them the same experience.” All in all, Hoskins and the other cadets hope that the Boy Scouts will have a great time. “They learn a lot and they’re engaged the entire day,” Hoskins said. ”Hopefully they don’t consider the time they spend here wasted.” So far, the program is for Boy Scouts only. However, Hoskins said that they plan to extend the survival training in the future. “We plan to establish a similar program for regular students in case they are interested, almost like a course study of how to survive in a winter environment,” Hoskins said. “It will be interesting to see how that might play out.”

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ISU graduate student invents product, takes to competition By Dominic.Spizzirri @iowastatedaily.com

nalist Tana Goertz. “We shot a pilot for a television show [“America’s Got Money”] that never really went anywhere just yet. [Adams] came aboard and pitched his product,” Goertz said. “I immediately liked him and saw potential in him.” Adams then took the Arctic Stick to the app world where Adams found the My People App and the “My People Apprentice: Des Moines” competition. “I was sitting [and] waiting for somebody to get ready, and I was on Facebook, and I saw it randomly come across my page,” Adams said. “I don’t know if God was saying something or somebody randomly telling me to go on it, but I clicked on it.” “My People App-rentice: Des Moines” is a competition put on by My People App, which is hosted by Goertz. The competition takes the top 50 Iowan inventors who submitted their inventions in a three-trial competition to win one of three grand prizes. The winner has a choice of a $5,000 vacation to any place in the world, a yearleased Mercedes-Benz or BMW or Apple products to fill one’s home office. “The program is actually my program that I’ve done for other businesses. It’s a unique, competitive marketing strategy,” Goertz said. After signing up for the app, Adams got a phone call notifying him he was one of the 50 Iowans chosen to be part of the

Drinking Gatorade on a sunny day, graduate student Brandon Adams never guessed he would find the thoughts that would shape a product of his future. “It was on a hot day, and I was working at a family business,” Adams said. “I had bought a Gatorade and about ten minutes later, I had half a bottle left. I [then] went to take a drink, it [was] warm, and I thought, ‘Well, how could I make this [stay] colder longer?’ I could put ice cubes inside of bottled beverages — we’ve all tried that, and it’s very difficult. Then I thought, ‘Why don’t I come up with this stick of ice?’” Adams began contemplating and researching his idea that would become the Arctic Stick. The Arctic Stick is a device one can put in their drink to keep it cooler longer than ice, which also has the ability to add flavor and/or caffeine through tablets. Adams took the concept to one of his classes and won a competition. He then partnered with Sling Shot Products, which handles all of the manufacturing and prototype versions of the Arctic Stick. Adams also partnered with business expert Jack Barringer, who makes regular appearances on the television show, “Shark Tank.” This led Adams to an unaired television show called “America’s Got Money,” which also led him to future business partners, as well as 2007 “The Apprentice” fi-

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Brandon Adams, graduate student and creator of the Arctic Stick, talks about the popularity of his product, which acts as replacement for traditional beverage cooling methods.

competition. “I didn’t know what to think [when called],” Adams said. “Yeah, I was like, ‘This is awesome!’ I was somewhat shocked, but like I said, I can be confident, so I’m not always as shocked as I should be.” After Adams received the call, the real competition began. Adams has three tasks to complete to win the competition. Adams’ first task is to make connections to his profile on his My People App, and the most connections out of anyone in the competition wins. Adams is sure he will win the competition. “People think I come off cocky, but I’m

more just confident,” Adams said. “When I say I’m going to do something, mentally I have to do it. Otherwise I look like a fool.” Anyone wanting to help Adams with the competition can download the My People App for free on their Android or iPhone, and can connect to ‘Arctic Stick’ or look under ‘Brandon Adams.’

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The Arctic Stick, created by graduate student Brandon Adams, is a replacement for ice and will fit into almost any bottle without watering down your beverage.

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Adam Guenther, GSB Election Commissioner, talks to a student who is interested about running for a position in the GSB. He hopes to get at least 30 of the interested students to run.

to their needs and find out what their concerns are.” Fitten said he and his running team want to make sure that every student is impacted by every student fee dollar in the best way possible. “That means doing things like providing free e-textbooks for large lecture classes, as well as going to the Board of Regents and working with them to provide financial aid and scholarships to students who have financial needs,” Fitten said. Fitten said he will meet with student organizations and listen to their concerns. “And it’s not going to stop there, because we’re going to meet with them long after the campaign ends, no matter if we win or lose,” Fitten said. Martinez’s primary

goal will be to create and streamline procedures to get people on campus interconnected and make things run a lot more smoothly. “I think what makes me stick out the most is the fact that I’m a freshman,” Martinez said. “That’d be pretty astounding of an accomplishment for a freshman to be elected as president of the GSB.” Martinez said he’s had campus involvement and

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Regents need to consider new plan for appropriations The Iowa Board of Regents may be changing how it awards the appropriations set aside for Iowa universities. Last April, a task force was created to look into the possibility of implementing a performance-based funding system for the state of Iowa and its regent schools. Currently, the three universities that receive state appropriations are funded based roughly on the number of students they enroll. Since the system of appropriations comes from taxpayer dollars, it makes sense that Iowans would like to make sure that their money is going to the schools which are providing the best services. With plenty of time left before a decision is to be made regarding a possible implementation of performance-based funding, the board has time to make sure this seemingly simple reform is done right. Not only that, but the board has plenty of time to make sure any possible changes to appropriations are made with the right reasoning in mind. For example, there is a pervading problem in Iowa and around the country of large amounts of student debt. Reasons for such a change abound, but increasing tuition costs are certainly having an effect. To combat this, Iowa and several other states have implemented tuition freezes, which keeps the cost of attending a regent university at a fixed amount, with increased funding coming from state sources. According to Janice Friedel, associate professor of education at Iowa State who recently spoke at the Board of Regents’ office, “Performance-based funding is not a solution to the issue of insufficient state support for our higher education institutions. It cannot fill that budget gap.” This would mean that although a modified funding system may ensure our money is awarded proportionately to those that would use it best, it is not a quick fix to reduce higher education spending. Similarly, Friedel cautions that, as of yet, there is no research that concludes performance-based appropriations increase graduation rates, another timeless goal of education reform. This lack of direct connection comes despite the fact that there have been at least some form of performance funding programs in place since 1979. Even though changing the level of funding a state university receives may not fix the problems of state educational spending (and its hand-in-hand partner of student debt) or definitively increase graduation rates, the idea is not without merit. We should never be afraid to reward those who do their job best, especially when their job is to provide a valuable, affordable education to the masses. With an issue like education, though, it is important that we do not reward some at the expense of those less apt. This is what would happen if, for instance, our state adopted a policy where a set amount of university funding would be awarded to our three regent schools based entirely upon their performance. Such a system would lead to a competition between schools for the same money While any first-year economics student could tell you that competition is the foundation of a healthy market, there are potential drawbacks to creating an atmosphere of schools competing against one another through standardized metrics For instance, if the rate of students graduating within four years is used to award funding, schools have an incentive to push students toward pursuing a single degree with no additional majors. They also have an incentive to reduce the difficulty of their curriculums, to ensure that more students stay enrolled and graduate sooner. These types of problems can be avoided by careful and thoughtful planning, though. The Board of Regents has an opportunity to make a good change for Iowa’s universities, but only time will tell if they will succeed.

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Columnist Brown argues that the debate over gay marriage is not about getting complete equality, but instead about receiving equal protection. He believes that most people simply tend to generalize the meaning of “equal protection of the laws” to mean “equality.”

Gay marriage isn’t about equality By Phill.Brown @iowastatedaily.com

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ame-sex marriage is in the news a lot recently. From Utah to D.C. to Oklahoma, there are battles being fought in the courtrooms and capitol buildings across the country on the issue. So just why is it that this one group, who only comprises a small percentage of our population, is getting so much attention? Many would fall back on the answer of equality. I myself have made this claim many times, but even I will admit that such a sweeping purpose must be qualified. After all, pure equality, even in the narrow context of marriage, is not what so many have been fighting so hard for. To take extreme examples, most would not argue that people should be able to marry non-human animals or children (the age limits for marriage vary state by state, but the point remains). These categories can fairly easily be written off, though, by simply qualifying “equality” to mean equality among consenting adults. Neither beasts nor children can effectively consent to a marriage, yet consent seems fairly crucial to the idea, so this caveat would only make sense. There are other, more complicated examples, however. For instance, polygamists and related individuals who wish to marry are often

left out of the discussion when speaking of marriage equality. Again, the degree to which one can marry a relative varies by state, but some unions are banned everywhere in our country, such as those between siblings. So here it can easily be seen that the touted movement for equality is purely hypocritical, merely pushing for one small special interest, right? Well, no, not really. If the idea behind legalizing same-sex marriages was really about complete and full equality, then yes, the movement would be fairly hypocritical. Unfortunately for any salivating at the thought of another way to attack gay marriage, this is just not the case. When dealing with anything pertaining to our laws, the general public has a tendency to generalize. That means that specific phrases like “equal protection of the laws” become “equality” when these two things have very different definitions in practice. The whole idea of equal protection is not to ensure that everyone is always treated the same no matter what, but rather to make sure that the discriminations our governments create through their laws have some rational basis. For example, here in the United States, felons are not able to vote. This is undeniably discrimination, but it has a rational basis. It

can be seen as a deterrent to would-be felons and also as an assurance that those who do not value our laws will not have a hand in reshaping them. Of course at this point, many would argue (and they have) that gay men and lesbians, like felons, should be discriminated against. A variety of reasons exist for this belief, but they all revolve around the idea that there is some rational basis for our governments to exclude same-sex couples from the institution of marriage. On the federal level, and in an increasing number of states, this idea has been rejected by various courts. By striking such laws down, a judge or panel of judges is saying that there is no rational reason for this discrimination, therefore, it must be lifted, according to our constitution. Anyone in the world is free to argue that point until they are blue in the face, but our system of government is clear — our courts interpret our laws and our constitutions, so they get to make that call. But what about those other groups being discriminated against with regard to marriage? In the case of polygamists, it can be seen that there should be some upper limit on the number of individuals in a marriage. A marriage of a hundred individuals is probably too many,

and one is possibly too few. Some number in between must be chosen, and like speed limits, it may very well seem arbitrary, but that is the nature of placing legal limits on anything. Incestuous unions, on the other hand, are sometimes socially discriminated against in the same way that schools do not allow teachers to form sexual relationships with students: Parent-child marriages and other familial relations have been banned from entering our government’s institution of marriage due to the possibility of manipulation and abuse. On top of these possible concerns, the groups themselves have not made their plight a popular issue. If specific groups or individuals that are being discriminated against do not wish to exercise their right to equal protection, it is no one else’s business to initiate such a movement. A polygamist or a sibling couple could very well argue for marriage equality, but that does not mean that others must step in to defend them. So no, the marriage equality movement is not really about full equality for anyone and everyone. It is, however, about giving a group of our citizens, however small or incomplete, the freedom to be recognized as equals with regard to who they love and wish to spend their life with.

Workers are not entitled to higher wages By Danny.Schathorst @iowastatedaily.com

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t’s time for a little math lesson. 15 times 40 is 600. 600 multiplied by 52 is 31,200. Alright, now let’s make it a word problem. Jimmy makes 15 dollars an hour and works 40 hours a week, which means that he has a gross weekly income of $600. Given that there are 52 weeks in a year (50 working weeks plus two weeks paid vacation), Jimmy would have a gross annual salary of $31,200. You see, Jimmy is a fry cook at a little fast food restaurant called McDonalds. $31,200 a year for dropping a fry basket into an oil cooker would be pretty nice, wouldn’t it? For Jimmy, of course it would be nice, but for the rest of us, not so much. I’m sure that by now, you know where I am going with this. This past December, a group of fast food workers started protesting, saying that they believe that the minimum wage should be increased to $15 an hour. Why on earth someone believes that their job, which requires minimal skills or education, not even a high school diploma for that matter, should earn 15 dollars an hour is ludicrous. There are plenty of jobs that actually require a college degree that have a lower entry salary than $31,200. As of January 2014, the average annual salary for a police officer in the state of Iowa is $25,000. Why should a person who suffers no consequences after constantly messing up orders deserve more than a police officer who has gone through college and puts their life on the line every single day makes now? I have worked at McDonald’s. I have worked as a line cook at another job. I was paid minimum wage at McDonald’s and slightly above minimum wage at the

other job. I have been through the entire fast food industry including cashier, an expeditor, a line cook and everything in between. Let me tell you something that may come as a shock to some of you who are for raising the minimum wage: It’s one of the easiest things I have ever done. I felt like I was stealing from the company earning $7.25 an hour for putting a few hamburgers into a sack. One argument that people have made in the past is that it is impossible to raise a family on $7.25 an hour. I was the product of a teen pregnancy; both of my parents were incredibly young. Shortly after, they had my brother. What did my parents do? They stepped up and played the role of a parent. Both of my parents dropped out of school and they both worked whatever they could, jumping jobs so that they could support my brother and me. Since having two kids and working their way from the absolute bottom, they have both worked incredibly hard to be the successful people that they are now. It’s not impossible to raise a family on minimum wage. Iowa offers many programs to struggling families in need. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps families place food on the table based on their income. The average benefit per individual in the state of Iowa is $120.84 per month, or $483.36 for a family of four. While so many abuse the program, the program does actually help those in need. WIC is another program that assists mothers in providing for their infants. Along with food programs, the state of Iowa has a program called CCA, Child Care Assistance. CCA will pay most or all of a child care bill, based on income. Schools offer free and reduced lunches to kids whose parents have a hard time filling up their school lunch

balance. Food and childcare are now a monthly expense that you do not have to worry about. With all of the programs that the state of Iowa has to offer, it’s not impossible to raise a family of four on minimum wage, given that both parents work. Quick economy lesson. What will happen if fry cooks start earning $15 an hour? People who currently make $15 an hour will say, “Hey, if that low-skill job earns $15 an hour, I think I am entitled to more.” This will start a train reaction to everyone in the world thinking that they deserve a raise and could easily protest to receive one. After they get their raise and everyone is so rich, what will happen? Price of living will skyrocket. Come on, people, this is a no-brainer. Let me ask again. Do you think that someone who hands people their drink and food out of a drive-through window should make the same as a firefighter? The entry hourly wage of a firefighter in the state of Iowa? $10.14. Guess which position you have to pass a drug test for. I’ll give you a hint, it’s not Mickey D’s. There is one thing and one thing only about so-called income inequality. It doesn’t exist. Who gets to say that someone deserves the same pay as someone else? Newsflash: you are not entitled to be rich, you are not entitled to a salary that you deem fit and you are not entitled to a job. Since when did some people become so caught up in how much others are making that they no longer stop and simply be thankful for even having a job? Here’s an idea: Instead of worrying about how much more someone else makes, be the best at what you do. And if you don’t like your job at McDonald’s, there are millions waiting in line outside the door to grill a hamburger for $7.25 an hour.


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Budging in line disrespects Cyclone fans By Bailey.McGrath @iowastatedaily.com

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udging. We learned at a young age that it was wrong. If you wanted a good spot in line, you hustled to get there first. When we tried to budge, it usually ended in a fight with us or a classmate being shoved to the ground crying, or the teacher scolding and dragging us to the back of the line. Now as young adults, some of us have seemed to forget this simple rule. This is extremely evident when students are lining up eagerly anticipating the doors of Hilton coliseum to open for the Iowa State men’s basketball games. The day of the Iowa State vs. Kansas Universty game, my two friends and I made strategic plans to make sure we were in line by 11 a.m. and at least one of us was in line at all times throughout the day. This way if one or two of us had to go to class, we all still had our place in line. This is what many students do, because it’s not always possible for everyone to stand in line the entire day. As I made my way up the line carrying my bag full of bottled water, extra gloves and socks to survive the five-hour wait outside of Hilton coliseum, I caught the security guard’s eye. When I finally made it up to my friend who had been holding our spot, the crowd manager immediately got my attention, making sure I had been there before and was coming from class. I didn’t blame him. It’s part of his job to prevent budging. For the next couple of hours, the crowd managers continued to monitor line cutting, sometimes sending people to the back of the line. But as the day went on, I noticed that the crowd manager became more and

more lenient, especially toward the girls standing right in front of me. The girls would come up, makeup freshly done, barely wearing enough clothing to stay warm and proceed to stand in line with their friends. The crowd manager questioned the first two, but pretty soon he just calmly watched them join the line. So two turned into four, four turned into eight and pretty soon there were 15 girls standing in line in front of my friends and me. I became very infuriated, not just for myself, but for all the people standing in line behind me. These girls would stand in line for only an hour or two, and get better seats than all the people behind them who had been there since 11 a.m. This just didn’t seem fair to me. The most frustrating part was that the girls thought they had done nothing wrong. After entering the game, I talked to friends who had joined the line later in the afternoon. They had gotten there before most of the girls in front of me, and got seats nowhere near as close as them. ISU men’s basketball has some pretty dedicated fans. There are the die-hard fans— the fans that will camp out all night in the frigid, winter night to get the first spot in line. Then there are the not so extreme, but still committed, fans that stand outside Hilton for hours upon hours to assure they get a good seat in Cyclone Alley. These fans’ dedication should be rewarded, not ruined by other students— students that cut in line just a couple hours before the doors open. At this season’s Cy-Hawk game, ISU students were turned away for the first time at Hilton. The student section and the

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Students wait in line three hours before the Cyclone mens basketball team took on the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 17. Columnist McGrath argues that people who cut in line might cause others to be wrongly turned away.

space around the lower bowl filled up. Iowa State started overselling their student tickets for men’s basketball a couple years ago, due to lack of attendance. With student attendance rising, it is possible for this incident to happen again. If people continue to cut in line in large quantities, those toward the back of the line could be wrongly turned away. You may not even think twice about cutting in line for basketball games, but five or six people cutting every now and then can add up. It sets those who make the dedication to stand in line all day for a great seat back. It also pushes those in the back of line even farther behind. If you aren’t going to take the time and sacrifice to stand in line all day and withstand

the cold and wind, you have no right to take the seats of those who have. These people that are standing in line all day probably also have a lot of things they need to get done, but instead of going to class, work, running errands or doing homework, they are standing in line, all day. They are sacrificing to experience Hilton Magic to its fullest, and are really not going to appreciate six people pushing their way in front of them two hours before the doors open. Therefore, cutting in line because you have other obligations is not a valid excuse. The crowd managers should continue to monitor line cutting as well and not discriminate on whom they choose to send to the back. Girls should not be treated

more fairly than guys, and as the day gets longer, these managers should become stricter, not more lenient. Although the monitoring and crowd control was much more efficient at the KU game than the Iowa game, there is still room for improvement. There are students sacrificing hours upon hours of precious time waiting in line for basketball games, but if people continue to cut in line, what are these students really gaining? Nothing. So, next time you think you want to hold a spot in line for five or 14 of your friends, or join your friends in line a couple hours before the doors open to Hilton, think again. Don’t be so selfish and have some respect for the die-hard Cyclone basketball fans.

Letter to the editor

Western world’s ‘appalling silence’ will prove detrimental for Syria Nahedh Asayed Sulaiman is an ISU alumnus from Des Moines, Iowa

As America and the global civil rights movements pay tribute this month to the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., I wonder, as a Syrian, who now stands for the mission that great leader died for? Who does not remember the great quote of Martin Luther King Jr: “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.” He would now add, “and for the hypocritical policy makers of the free world.” The United Nations chose to stop counting the Syrian regime’s victims a few months ago at the number of 130,000 dead, three million refugees and seven million homeless — the unofficial reports talk about 300,000 dead at least. Why did the world choose to abandon the people of Syria? My direct contact with many students on the ISU campus and even outside the campus during my first short visit to the USA after three decades since my graduation from Iowa State, forces me first to ask a broader but shocking question: what is going on in Syria in the first place? So many people seem to have little knowledge about what is going on in the Arab country. Syria has been under President Bashar al-Assad’s semi-monarchy totalitarian regime for over four decades, where a Syrian “won’t dare to open his mouth except at the dentist,” as one sarcastic writer wrote. Syria has been ruled by one of the worst dictator and tyrant regimes under the pretext of a false slogan of socialism and nationalism while the ruling family and its followers monopolize 80 percent of the country’s resources. Freedom of speech is forbidden, even in dreams. Since the start of what they called the Arab spring — first in Tunisia in December 2010, and followed by Egypt, Libya and Yemen later — observers were wondering how and when it would reach Syria. On March 15, 2011 a small, peaceful demonstration took place in the center

of the traditional market called Alhamidiya, in Damascus. The only slogan the demonstrators dared to say was: The Syrian people won’t be humiliated. As peaceful demonstrations started to spread throughout the country, the brutal response of the regime against the civilians went beyond imagination. One famous Arab thinker said, “when the people dared to shout for dignity, the regime’s violent response was to ensure they go back to its slavery by whatever means it has.” Inspired by revolutions which overthrew dictator regimes in Tunis, Egypt, Libya and Yemen, and by clear statements from world leaders in the West against the Syrian regime that it “must go” and that it had “lost its legitimacy,” the Syrian people became more determined to get back their freedom and dignity. As the revolution went on, the regime didn’t spare any weapons to suppress it, including chemical ones. That was what President Obama called crossing “the red line,” but it did not “change his calculus and his equation,” as he had warned in his one of his most famous statements in August 2012. With the deal between the West and the regime to “abandon its chemical arsenal,” the world abandoned the Syrian people, leaving the regime, with the support of Iran, Hezbollah and Russia, to continue its mass massacres of civilians and armed resistance, sending planes to throw bombs and explosive barrels on cities and villages — ­ devastating the houses of the people and sending one of the world’s oldest civilizations into chaos. Recent revelations of photographs document not only the violence against the Syrian people by the Assad regime, but also remind the world of the Holocaust, as statesponsored persecution and murder worse than that done by the Nazi regime should leave no doubt about its tyranny, even as “peace” talks

begin,which may leave the Assad regime in place. If these photos represent only one police detention center, how many more victims must there be at the 30 other detention centers (and surely additional secret ones)? Victims tortured and burned alive will reach more than 200,000. One of

the pretexts used by those who justify such abandon is that the struggle is sectarian between the majority Sunni Muslims against the ruling minority Alawii. This claim ignores the historical genesis of the conflict and its sequence — to say nothing of the dozens of people tortured to death in arbitrary detention, and hun-

dreds of incidents proving the regime’s unwillingness to change its conduct. Now, by refraining from helping the Syrian people defend themselves against the brutality of this regime, the West will be turning this country into a hub of all radical Muslims and other fundamentalist groups, most members

of which will be the next generation of orphaned children, victims of this tyrannical regime. This fact is the worst price the West will pay for its “appalling silence,” regarding the worst human crisis in recent history. An Arab proverb says, “you worry about the Superstitious Geni, then you will end meeting it.”


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Depth of the Big 12 set to test Cyclones ISU prepares to take on four top-25 teams in 10 days By Dean Berhow-Goll @iowastatedaily.com Whether a team is ranked in the top-25 doesn’t carry a lot of weight or change how a team prepares for an opponent. The ranking is simply recognition from those who have watched the teams, studied up, and done their due diligence. When it comes to the Big 12, those voters have given the nod to six teams from the Big 12, with Kansas at No. 8, Oklahoma State at No. 11, Iowa State at No. 16, Kansas State at No. 22, Oklahoma at No. 24 and Baylor at No. 25. What does this mean for the stretch of conference play over the next six weeks? There aren’t any nights off. “Pretty good huh?” said ISU forward Georges Niang. “I think we have six ranked teams in the Big 12 right now. It’s a stronger conference than people thought, so obviously you’re going to have your hands full night in and night out.”

The No. 16 ISU men’s basketball team has had its hands full the last three games, falling from No. 8 in the AP Poll after a recordsetting 14-0 start. Against Oklahoma on Jan. 11, the Sooners held a 22-2 advantage on second-chance points and contained Iowa State’s 3-point attack to an inefficient 6-for-26. Then against Kansas, potential top-five NBA Draft picks Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, combined for 33 points on 14for-24 shooting and grabbed 28 rebounds, dominating the paint in the second half. In the last game of the losing streak, Iowa State hit 11 3-pointers, but uncharacteristically turned the ball over 18 times and allowed Texas’ Jonathan Holmes to take over the second half with a game-high 23 points. At the beginning of the year, experts picked familiar favorites Kansas and Oklahoma State to dominate the Big 12, but the real surprise has been how deep the league has been through the latter part of January. Texas Tech, picked to finish ninth in the ten-team league, knocked off Baylor, who was rated as high as No. 7 in early January. Baylor has knocked off power-

I think we have six ranked teams in the Big 12 right now. It’s a stronger conference than people thought.” Georges Niang, sophomore center

house No. 14 Kentucky. Texas has taken down No. 22 Kansas State. Kansas State has taken down No. 11 Oklahoma State, while the Cowboys blew out No. 11 Memphis in December. Iowa State, despite its recent struggles, has two wins against teams near the top of the Big 10 in Iowa and Michigan. “I think everybody thought it was going to be really good at the top — and the top being Kansas and Oklahoma State,” said ISU coach Fred Hoiberg. “You see what has happened with the way the league is right now … Every night you better be ready. I think teams have the youth, but that youth’s pretty talented in our league, so I think top to bottom, it is the best league in the country.”

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Sophomore center Georges Niang shoots over the extended arm of Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid Jan. 13.

ISU focuses on defense to spark offense Cyclones look to get ‘back on top’ after losing streak By Dylan.Montz @iowastatedaily.com

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Sophomore guard Nicole “Kidd” Blaskowsky turns to the hoop in a 69-62 loss to Oklahoma State on Jan. 11.

On Iowa State’s day off Wednesday, Nicole “Kidd” Blaskowsky got into the gym. Amid the Cyclones’ recent shooting struggles, Blaskowsky tried to make her work in the ISU practice facility more like a game. She shot 3-pointers from six spots on the court. If she missed more than five shots at one of those spots, she made herself run up and down the court. “I think at a couple spots I had to run, but it’s always good just to push yourself and motivate yourself,” Blaskowsky said. Iowa State is head-

ing into its second meeting of the season with Texas Tech on Saturday. The Lady Raiders remain winless in conference play, and were also the last win the Cyclones experienced, which was Jan. 8. ISU coach Bill Fennelly has taken notice of Texas Tech’s depth the second time around; each player is capable of making a significant impact on the game. “I think they’re like a lot of teams when you have a new coach and a new program. You’re rewarding people for effort and execution,” Fennelly said. “They’re playing 10 guys every game, so it’s a matter to trying to guess who they’re going to play one night to the next.” Junior guard Amber Battle leads the way for Texas Tech and put up 19 of the 51 Texas Tech points Jan. 22 in a loss to West Virginia. The closest Lady Raider

to Battle in scoring was Jasmine Caston with nine points. Last time against the Cyclones, Battle was held to only eight points. Fennelly attributed the success in defending her to a team-oriented approach as opposed to an individual matchup. “I think the biggest thing when you play a really good scorer is make them a volume shooter,” Fennelly said. “Don’t look at the number of points they get, but the number of shots it took them to get it, and do you commit silly fouls.” Fennelly has seen his team commit more “silly” fouls than normal during its four-game skid. In practice, Fennelly has been stressing the importance of good defense leading to more opportunities on offense. “It’s more about having mental toughness and not feeling sorry for your-

self when things aren’t going well on offense, because when we do, it does affect our defense,” said junior guard Nikki Moody. “But when we get into a defensive mentality, we’ll be just fine.” More than anything else during the recent losses, Fennelly hasn’t detected a drop in effort in his players, and the players say they feel the same sense of unity as when they started the season with 14 straight wins. “We’re in a bind right now, obviously, but we’re going to keep pushing and keep putting in the work,” Blaskowsky said. “It’s a team effort, and I think everybody on this team has that mindset that they want to win. We’re going to get back on top and we’re going to win some games.” Iowa State is scheduled to take on Texas Tech at 7 p.m. Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.

Cy-Hawk rivalry hits two cities, prepares Cyclones for playoffs By Will.Musgrove @iowastatedaily.com Cyclone hockey coach Jason Fairman will experience the CyHawk rivalry for the first time this weekend, but to him it is just another series. Fairman hopes his players take the same attitude against the Hawkeyes on Friday at the Ames/ ISU Ice Arena and Saturday at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. For him, this is just another week for the No. 10 Cyclone Hockey team (268-2, 11-5-0 CSCHL) to get ready for the looming playoffs. “I am fully aware of the crowd and the excitement surrounding the series,” Fairman said. “But preparing the team is going to be just like another series for me. I know in my mind what I need to be doing to get us to where we need to be.” Fairman feels the Cyclones need to improve on missed scoring opportunities and crisp pass-

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From left to right: goalie Matt Cooper, left defenseman Mike Dopko and right defenseman Matt Szpak await the incoming play during the Cyclones’ game against Williston State Oct. 18.

ing if they are to make a deep run in the playoffs. He believes the series with Iowa gives Iowa State a chance to develop those

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skills on the ice, but it is a work in progress. “I don’t have a base yet for this team,” Fairman said. “We

don’t have a base system that we all understand to build on and go to something else. A lot of this stuff is new to these guys.” In last week’s series with Ohio, Fairman said he saw this base begin to take shape. Defenseman Mike Dopko thinks the Cyclones need to continue to build on that foundation heading into the series with the Hawkeyes. “The key to the series is to keep playing the way we have been,” Dopko said. “They may be a weaker opponent, but we need to stick to do what we do well. We need to do what is going to make us successful down the stretch and into the playoffs.” Fairman also fears, since the Hawkeyes are a Division II club, the Cyclones will score early and revert to an individual style of play. To combat this, Fairman has warned his team not to get wrapped up in the hype of the rivalry. ISU goalie Scott Ismond has

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never started a game against Iowa, but will be between the pipes this weekend. He sees the two games as a stepping stone to forming good habits for upcoming games against conference rival Lindenwood. “We know Lindenwood is going to want back after we swept them here,” Ismond said. “So when we go into to their house in Missouri, we know that they are going try to even the score. So developing good habits this week is a good start, so we are at that Lindenwood level through this week and going into next week.” The Cyclones haven’t lost to the Hawkeyes in over five years, but Fairman isn’t ruling out the possibility of an upset. “They [Iowa] come here in front of a packed house, they might get all fired up,” Fairman said. “If they come down and score the first goal, it could change the whole complexion of the game.”

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Personal rivalries highlight showdown with Cowboys By Beau.Berkley @iowastatedaily.com A push to the head and a few “choice words” is all it took. No. 18 Iowa State’s showdown with No. 9 Oklahoma State Jan. 24 will be headlined by several top-10 faceoffs with a personal history. All-American and tenthranked Mike Moreno is set to take on No. 5 Tyler Caldwell, a three-time All-American, at 165 pounds. The two All-Americans have squared off twice in their careers, with Caldwell downing Moreno by an 8-2 decision in a 2013 dual and Moreno beating Caldwell at the Big 12 Duals by a 5-2 decision. After Caldwell’s dual victory against Moreno, Caldwell sent a physical message that didn’t sit well with Moreno. “Towards the end of the match, he kind of put his hand on the back of my head, kind of put his weight on me to get up and

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Redshirt junior Mike Moreno,165 lbs, prepares to grapple with his opponent Jan. 12 at Hilton Coliseum. Moreno won by major decision. Iowa State lost the dual to Oklahoma 27-11.

pushed off me a little bit,” Moreno said. “I’m usually a pretty softspoken person, I’m pretty opinionated, but usually don’t let it out very much, but that kind of got to me, and I got in his face a little bit.

We exchanged some words, but that just kind of started it for me.” A few weights up at 197 pounds, No. 2 Kyven Gadson faces a familiar foe in No. 10 Blake Rosholt. The two have wrestled

four times in their careers, with Gadson besting Rosholt three times, but Rosholt notched his first victory against Gadson in the second round of last year’s NCAA tournament. For Gadson, it was the end of last year’s Big 12 tournament that stuck with him. “Last year, we wrestled four times, and the second and third time we wrestled was down in Stillwater, and there were some choice words and stuff said by the crowd at the end of the Big 12 Championship, so from that point on, there wasn’t a big bond between us,” Gadson said. An NCAA qualifier in 2013, Tanner Weatherman will also be joining in on the top-10 tussles, taking on defending NCAA Champion, No. 2 Chris Perry. Weatherman – who is ranked No. 10 – said he is excited to get the opportunity to join in on the trend of upsets that have taken place this season. At the Southern Scuffle

on Jan. 2, Penn State’s Ed Ruth, ranked No. 1 at 184, was defeated by freshman Gabe Dean of Cornell, ending the two-time national champion’s 84-match win streak. On Dec. 15, 2013, Ohio State’s two-time defending national champion Logan Stieber was defeated by freshmen Zain Retherford of Penn State. Oklahoma State also suffered a setback Jan. 19 when it lost to No. 13 Pittsburgh by a score of 19-18. “It’s good for the program, and it’s good for wrestling,” Weatherman said of the top-10 matches. “Especially if people can knock top guys off. I’m the underdog, Mike’s the underdog, and if you can knock one of these tops guys off like we’ve been seeing week in and week out. Ed Ruth goes down, Logan Stieber goes down, Tony Nelson goes down. “There’s a ton of good guys going down and I see no reason why we can’t be the ones to upset these guys.”

Recovering Cyclones put perfect road record on the line Team illness could keep ISU seniors sidelined vs UNI By Kyle.Heim @iowastatedaily.com After illness limited the ISU swimming and diving team in its loss to Illinois, the Cyclones (3-3-1, 0-1 Big 12) will look for their first victory in nearly three months when they travel to Cedar Falls to take on Northern Iowa (0-7,0-2 Summit) Saturday. Iowa State is unbeaten on the road this season (3-0-1), and has not lost to the Panthers since the 1991-1992 season. ISU coach Duane Sorenson

and the team believes this meet will get them back in the win column, despite uncertain health situations of key swimmers. “They [Northern Iowa] have a few good individuals, and they will swim well. Depthwise, they are not as strong as we are,” Sorenson said. “We are just going to go out there and swim really solid. We should win the meet, there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it.” Senior Imelda Wistey will be a travel-day decision, according to Sorenson. Senior Sarah Deis is suffering from mononucleosis and has been ruled out for the second straight meet. “Our team was really sick through this last meet, so hope-

fully we’re all feeling better and back in the water,” said junior Amanda Paulson. The diving team is coming off a performance where they swept the 1 and 3-meter events against Illinois, outscoring them 26-12 for the meet. ISU coach Jeff Warrick hopes his squad can carry the momentum into the upcoming weekend. “We just want to continue on with what we did against Illinois,” Warrick said. “I think they just need to remember that they probably started diving because they enjoyed it. When they focus in on that, it takes a lot of the pressure off because they aren’t focused on the outcome – they are just focused on enjoying themselves.”

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Junior Amanda Paulson swims laps during practice Nov. 19. Paulson is the two-time Iowa State’s most valuable swimmer and has won the 50-yard freestyle event 21 times thus far in her career. The Cyclones will travel to Cedar Falls to take on the Panthers on Saturday.

Iowa State opens home schedule with weekend contests By Max.Dible @iowastatedaily.com The ISU tennis team will play host to Southeast Missouri State and Nebraska-Omaha at 9 a.m. Friday in its first home contests of 2014. Iowa State will open the day against Southeast Missouri State in the first meeting ever between the two schools, which could pose a unique challenge, said ISU caoch Armando Espinosa. “We’ve never played Southeast Missouri State, and so we don’t know much about them,” Espinosa said. “They play Nebraska-Omaha Thursday in Nebraska, so hopefully we should have a little better of an idea

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Ksenia Pronina zeros in on the ball during Iowa State’s loss against Oklahoma 4-3 April 5, 2013. This weekend, ISU tennis hosts Southeast Missour State and Nebraska-Omaha.

about them after that.” An unknown and unstudied opponent won’t phase Cyclone standout and No. 1 singles player

>>BUBU p1 Thursday, had no comment. Palo said in an interview Sunday he would have moved on had Iowa State notified him. “If they had said, ‘Now we reviewed it and we don’t want you to represent the university,’ I would have been disappointed, but at least I would have had the opportunity to continue my basketball career, considering I missed most of last

Ksenia Pronina, as her approach to every match is the same. “The coaches always tell us not to focus on our

year and I wasn’t really ready to play,” Palo said. After Leath removed Palo from the basketball team Aug. 30, Palo appealed to the regents, who affirmed Leath’s decision Dec. 5. Palo had no other option but to appeal that decision to a district court, which granted Palo the temporary stay Jan. 16 that allowed him to return to the team while the appeal played out. Palo returned to the basketball team

opponents, but focus on our own game,” Pronina said. “I won’t try to do anything different. I’ll just play my game.” Next on the docket for Iowa State will be Nebraska-Omaha. Those matches are set to begin around noon on Friday. “We’ve played Omaha before, and we were able to beat them, but they’re a good team. They’ll come out after you,” Espinosa said. The second matchup of the day will provide its own specific challenges being the second half of a back-to-back. “Playing back-to-back is going to be a test for the girls,” Espinosa said. “It’ll be four matches total, two singles and two doubles

matches for each girl. Our success will be based on how we deal with fatigue, so it’ll be interesting.” Samantha Budai, a freshman who plays at No. 2 singles, shares the coach’s concerns over conditioning. It is something she’s been focusing on all year while trying to acclimate her body to the rigors of college tennis. “I am trying to work hard on my game and be more consistent,” Budai said. “I want to be able to withstand longer matches, and that’s where the cardio [cardiovascular exercise] comes in.” Stamina won’t be the only key to victories Friday for Budai, who is also focused on developing a

Monday at practice and said he would initially be on the scout team. On Wednesday, the Iowa attorney general’s office, on behalf of the regents, appealed the district court’s stay to the Iowa Supreme Court asking for “emergency relief” and an immediate stay to keep Palo from playing. Leath had no statement, but John McCarroll, executive director of university relations, said Iowa State agrees with the regents’ appeal.

more patient approach to the game. “I’m really aggressive. I like to hit the ball hard, and I’m good at making my opponents move and hitting winners, but that doesn’t always work,” Budai said. “I heard these teams aren’t as strong, so they won’t hit a lot of big shots, but they will get a lot of shots back. I have to be more patient, place the ball, and not go for too much too fast.” Pronina’s approach to her matches are similar to Budai’s, except more condensed and even more to the point. “The key to winning my matches is simple,” Pronina said. “If I win the last point, I’ll win the match.”

“The arguments made in the filings Wednesday with the Iowa Supreme Court [by the Board of Regents] certainly reflect our positions [regarding] the district court ruling,” McCarroll wrote in an email Thursday. ISU men’s basketball returns to the court 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Hilton Coliseum against Kansas State. Palo is eligible to dress for the Cyclones pending a decision by the Iowa Supreme Court.

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