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tion for as little as two seconds compared to males who did not play video games,” the notion that video games shorten attention spans was further reinforced when “cognitive control was reduced in nongamers after they played a first-person shooter game for 10 hours distributed over several days.” West pointed out that many action games today reward players for killing or destroying as much as possible. “Being rewarded versus being punished for violence while playing a video game can lead to increased levels of aggression shortly after the

Iowa’s longest serving Democratic U.S. senator, Tom Harkin, told the Des Moines Register on Saturday that he will not be seeking reelection in 2014 for a sixth term. One of the Senate’s leading liberal voices, the 74-year-old senator has represented the state of Iowa for almost 40 years at the federal level. “To walk away from this position and this power is not an easy thing. But I think it’s the right thing,” Harkin told the Des Moines Register. Harkin graduated from Iowa State in 1962 with a degree in government and economics and served in the U.S. Navy until 1967. Harkin was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974 and went on to win his seat in the U.S. Senate in 1984, where he has since won five consecutive reelections. Harkin will be remembered for his commitment to progressive policies and his support for people with disabilities, which included the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. “There’s no doubt he will be remembered for championing for people with disabilities,” said Kyle Upchurch, senior in political science and former intern in Senator Harkin’s office. “Additionally, he was always committed to his constituents. … He and his staff were very passionate about serving Iowans.” Harkin’s retirement may pose trouble for Democrats, who cur-

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Photo: Subhaib Tawil/Iowa State Daily Students pass their time by playing video games. All video games, including those that simulate violence, are protected under the First Amendment, but some people still believe there should be stricter regulations.

Too much violence? By Levi.Castle Video game violence has been a controversial subject in technology history ever since games like Grand Theft Auto started simulating violence where players are rewarded for killing, maiming and causing destruction. More than two years ago, America saw governmental controversy when a California law considered not allowing minors to buy extremely violent video games. The Entertainment Software Association, which operates the video game content rating sys-

tem ESRB and the Electronic Entertainment Expo, responded by stating that video games are a respected speech protected under the First Amendment. The dispute eventually ended with the Supreme Court saying that it is unconstitutional to treat video games as if they have no First Amendment rights. Robert West, professor of psychology at Iowa State, who studies cognition, control and neural processes. After his laboratory’s psychophisiology journal revealed that “undergraduate males who played a lot of first-person shooter video games had difficulty maintaining atten-

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Knight vetoes transparency bill due to language By Charlie.OBrien Government of the Student Body President Jared Knight vetoed the “Making GSB Accountable and Transparent” bill. This veto was announced Friday. The bill, which passed 20-1-1 on Wednesday, mandates and ensures the activities of all branches of GSB are made available to the public in documentary, audio or video form, and it ensures that all content on GSB’s website is current and up to date. In an email sent out to GSB members, Knight stated the bill “is unacceptable in its current form for three reasons.” Those are: “unreasonable expectations,” “conflicting language” and “creating commitments we don’t intend to uphold.” Speaker of the Senate Gage Kensler said Knight’s veto would be overturned at the GSB meeting this Wednesday.

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Jan. 20 Officers assisted a 20-year-old male who had consumed too much alcohol at Frederiksen Court (reported at 1:05 a.m.). Officers assisted an 18-yearold female who had consumed too much alcohol at Buchanan Hall (reported at 1:31 a.m.). Martin Morse, 20, 4125 Frederiksen Court, was arrested and charged with public intoxication at the 2200 block of Lincoln Way (reported at 1:52 a.m.). Kevin Harreld, 20, 2519 Knapp St., was cited for underage possession of alcohol at Chamberlain Place and Hunt Street (reported at 2:15 a.m.). Dylan Hansen, 21, 1007 Lincoln Way, and Jacob Roush, 20, 2004 Greeley St., were arrested and charged with public intoxication, interference with official acts and disorderly conduct at the 100 block of Welch Avenue (reported at 2:18 a.m.). Michael Otis, 24, 1416 Mayfield Drive, Unit 302, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated at Hayward Avenue and Mortensen Road (reported at 3:13 a.m.). Derek Pearson, 23, 1416 Mayfield Drive, was arrested on a warrant held by Story County Sheriff’s Office at Hayward Avenue and Mortensen Road (reported at 3:46 a.m.). An individual reported the theft of computer-related equipment at Buchanan Hall (reported at 3:57 a.m.). Vehicles driven by Dongjin Pyo and Kaleb Wills were involved in a property damage collision at South 16th Street

and University Boulevard (reported at 11:50 a.m.). Tubuok Char, 23, 9118 Buchanan Hall, was arrested and charged with second degree theft and third degree burglary at Buchanan Hall (reported at 12:57 p.m.). Items that were reportedly stolen earlier in the day were recovered during the execution of a search warrant at Buchanan Hall. Tubuok Char was subsequently arrested and charged with second degree theft and third degree burglary (reported at 12:57 p.m.). Sara Harrison, 19, 4451 Wilson Hall, was cited for underage possession of alcohol at Wilson Hall (reported at 11:44 p.m.).

Jan. 21 Todd Stevens, 18, 306 Dotson Drive, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated and underage possession of alcohol at Chamberlain Place and Chamberlain Street (reported at 2:09 a.m.).

Jan. 22 Vehicles owned and/or driven by Austin Freeseman and Alexa Triplett were involved in a property damage collision at East Campus Parking Deck (reported at 10:40 a.m.). An individual reported the theft of a laptop computer at Parks Library (reported at 7:40 p.m.). A body specimen was requested from a 19-year-old male who was suspected of operating while intoxicated at Lincoln Way and South Riverside Drive (reported at 9:15 p.m.).

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Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily Swanson, the new Veishea mascot, mingles and dances with participants of Iowa State’s Dance Marathon 2013 on Saturday. Five names were chosen for a public vote — Swanson, Ella, Swanita, Walt and Arthur — and the winner was announced Friday.

Iowa State introduces Veishea’s new mascot Meet Swanson. He has two wings, big blue eyes, a beak and is white all over. This oversized swan also happens to be the new face of Veishea and a face you’ll probably start seeing around campus. “[The mascot] was something that at our Veishea executive retreat. ... We wanted to think of ways to bump up Veishea a little bit,” said Ashleigh Belin, Veishea public relations co-chair and senior in marketing. “We all thought it would be cool and unique to Veishea.” The new mascot was chosen to be in the form a swan in order to complement the swan that represents the Veishea logo. “We are really pushing for more community and college involvement this year,” said Danika Schroeder, a Veishea committee member who has worn the mascot suit. “Swanson is just our fun way of get-

tures with everyone, give high-fives, and dance and no one even knew it was me. I could totally embarrass myself and it was fine.” Swanson made an appearance at the ISU Dance Marathon on Saturday, Jan. 26 during the ISU Traditions hour, where he posed for pictures, handed out high fives and danced with Cy, Iowa State’s first mascot. George Micalone, director of student activities, explained that they found the mascot through a web search and that most mascots cost between $500 and $900. The mascot will be used mainly in Veishea promotional activities for the public relations committee and at times the recruitment committee. Belin said they hope to get Swanson out on campus as much as possible, before and during Veishea. This year’s Veishea will begin the week of April 15.

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ting everybody excited and interested.” The Veishea PR committee let students suggest names for the new mascot, then selected the top five — Swanson, Ella, Swanita, Walt and Arthur — for a final public vote. The official name was announced on Friday. “I think Swanson is a great name for the new Veishea swan,” Schroeder said. “I think Swanson will be easy to remember and when students see him around on campus the week of Veishea, they’ll know his name.” Veishea members are currently the only ones wearing the mascot, but those interested in participating can sign up for Veishea Corp. Those who choose to wear the mascot, however, must also sign a contract and follow a set of rules. “Whenever duty calls, someone is always eager to suit up!” Schroeder explained. “Being Swanson was way more fun than I anticipated. I got to take pic-

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>>HARKIN.p1 rently hold a 55-45 edge in the Senate over Republicans, two independent senators caucus with Democrats, but must defend 21 of the 35 seats up for reelection in 2014. Harkin’s departure could help Republicans take control of the Senate in the 2014. “For the Republicans, this is a golden opportunity to try and regain an open seat with no incumbent. Most Senate races that result in a turnover are races for open seats,” said Steffen Schmidt, university professor of political science, in a blog post. “For Democrats, the mission is no less critical. Retain a seat of one of the most influential, senior members of the party and hang on to the relatively slim majority the party has in the Senate.” Schmidt noted that there are many names on the Republican side who may consider a run for Harkin’s seat. Rep. Steve King and evangelical voice Bob Vander Plaats are well positioned among Iowa’s traditional, conservative base to launch a campaign. Additionally, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Rep. Tom Latham, Iowa GOP Chair A.J. Spiker, and former Mitt Romney campaign head David Oman may be interested in running as well. On the Democratic side, one possible successor to Harkin is Rep. Bruce Braley, although state Sen. Jack Hatch and former first lady Christie Vilsack may also be mulling a run, according to Schmidt. “Congressman Bruce Braley seems to be the frontrunner. There has been a great deal of buzz about him,” Schmidt said. “He is the up and coming Democratic political “star” and he has done well getting reelected.” Abhishek Vemuri, senior in electrical engineering and president of the ISU College Democrats, said that, “I’m hoping the College Dems will launch a huge push to support whoever the

>>GAMES.p1 game is played,” West said. Recently, the video game and violent media controversy has surfaced once again. The Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, which place last month, has become known not only for its brutality but also the questions it raises on gun control. Gun control is another heated issue that the United States is dealing with. What is different about this recent school shooting is that it has brought to light the topic of violent video games in a different way than in the past. On Jan. 16, President Barack Obama introduced a plan of action that will put government funds toward the study and research of gun control and, less prominently, violent video games. According to and the Washington Times, Obama will assign Vice President Joe Biden to be in charge of various “task forces” designed to study violent media. Video games and movies are taking a back seat to the main focus of the initiative: new firearm restrictions and mental health and stability. The White House still considers the restriction of games and movies best left for parents to decide. However, that does not mean that violent games are out of the spotlight

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Democratic candidate is, but we also wish Sen. Harkin the best in whatever route in his life he takes next.” There is also the question of what Harkin will do once he retires. “As to what Sen. Harkin will do, one rumor has it that he will want to be resident scholar for his papers at the Harkin Institute

completely. It is still unclear whether the House of Representatives and the Senate will agree to the proposed Obama and Biden plan, but if the plan goes through, the U.S. government will be spending $10 million on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct research as to how violence in movies and video games affects us. Kate Bell, senior in apparel design, said that this plan is most likely a waste of money. “It can be debated back and forth, but it’s also a natural reaction to events like this,” Bell said, referring to Obama’s investigation initiative. Bell said that, for the most part, the claim held by some people that video games can turn people into criminals is false. “I know plenty of people who play, and they aren’t affected at all,” Bell said. “Video games simulate the player actually performing the actions, and they give so much control that it is an easy concept to believe,” she said, “but it probably only affects those who already have some mental issues.” In response to the criticism of gaming, companies like Razer, a gaming hardware manufacturer, have been circulating photos that point out their view on the situation. Time will tell as to whether this new initiative will propose any new laws, reform old ones or simply leave everything as it is now.

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at Iowa State,” Schmidt said. “If nothing else, he clearly will write a book on his signature legislative legacy, the Americans with Disabilities Act, probably his greatest accomplishment, which changed life for Americans forever and has left its mark in every town and building in the United States and in every hiring and education policy.” Schmidt also left the possibility open for Harkin to work in some capacity in the Obama administration, though nothing is for sure yet. Until his retirement, Harkin said he will work hard to continue to fight for Iowans as he finishes the last two years of his career in Washington.

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Iowa State should raise standards IowaStateU is the official Twitter account of Iowa State University. If you follow the account, managed by the Office of University Relations, you are very aware that it retweets an enormous amounts of tweets from prospective students who are jazzed up about having just applied for or received admission. If you don’t follow it, well, take a quick spin on their Twitter profile and you’ll see what we mean. One retweet recently stood out. In the original, one prospective student stated that she “applyed” for Iowa State. And no, that’s not an ISD Copy Desk faux pas. It would be immensely critical of us to read too much into that tweet. However, such a mistake highlights the admissions criteria of this university. Compared to Iowa State’s self-proclaimed peers, our admissions standards seem low. For a guaranteed offer of admission, applicants to Iowa State must have taken in high school: four years of language arts, three years of math and three of science, and two years of social studies. They must also earn a Regents’ Admission Index of 245 or higher (a number calculated based on ACT score, high school rank, high school grade point average, and the number of courses taken in core subject areas). The university will review applications that do not meet these criteria. Iowa State considers ten universities as its peers: the Universities of Arizona, California-Davis, IllinoisUrbana, Minnesota, and WisconsinMadision, as well as Michigan State, North Carolina State, The Ohio State University, Purdue, and Texas A&M. For the most part, such universities admit students whose high school GPAs and ACT scores are only slightly higher than those of Iowa State’s. Their high school coursework expectations are similar, with the usually added expectation of two years of foreign language and one more than a year of social studies. Overall, they state that they consider many other factors in offering admission. What separates “us” from “them,” however, is in what will automatically receive an offer of admission. A few of our “peers” stand out. UCDavis requires what to us might seem like a heady academic requirement: applicants must be in the top nine percent of high school students, according to their equivalent of Iowa’s RAI, or in the top nine percent of their graduating class. The University of Arizona offers automatic admission to applicants from Arizona, “attend a regionally accredited high school, rank in the top 25 percent of their graduating class,” and meet their Regents’ course requirements. To automatically get in at Texas A&M, applicants must adhere to one of two paths. In addition to meeting course requirements, they must either rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class in Texas, or they must rank in the top 25 percent and achieve at least a 30 on the ACT. One reason Iowa State can be considered a peer of universities with such requirements is the quality of its graduate programs and research in agriculture, engineering, natural science, and mathematics. But if Iowa State truly is going to become a peer of those universities, enrolling 35,000 to 55,000 students who, on paper at least, are very smart, our admissions standards will have to rise.

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Are sexes equal in combat?


econd in military chain of command to none other than POTUS himself, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has lifted the Pentagon ruling on women in combat. Specifically, Panetta lifted a ban that prevents women from taking part in ground combat positions. Until now, and only recently, the closest women have been able to hold combat positions are in Air Force fighters and Navy ships. Congress will have thirty days to think on Panetta’s decision. Just this past November, four military women along with the American Civil Liberties Union, sued Panetta and the Pentagon over the combat exclusion rule. They claimed that there were in fact women serving alongside men in Afghanistan and Iraq that were taking enemy fire as well as returning it but never being recognized for their combat efforts, and therefore, passed on promotions. In just Afghanistan and Iraq, more than 900 women have been wounded in battle, accounting for about 2 percent of all Americans wounded in combat since 2001. Nearly 15 percent of the U.S. Armed Forces is comprised of women. Previously, women were allowed to hold more than 90 percent of all military positions, excluding infantry, artillery, armor, combat engineers, special forces and any position that has a high lack of privacy (e.g. submarines). Possibly a post-Petraeus facelift, Panetta is giving the branches until January 2016 to implement the changes and come forward with any recommended exceptions, hinting at the possibility of continuing the exclusion of women in the special forces and/or infantry. So the question remains, should women be allowed to serve in ground combat positions? It depends. As a former member of the Air Force ROTC, I can tell you that our branch (as well as all others) had a separate physical fitness standard for women. Push-ups, sit-ups and run times were markedly lower than that of men. If women were to take part in ground combat, you bet your ass I’d want her to be able to carry me out of a sticky situation if I were to get shot. For this move towards equality to be granted, I deem it only obligatory that fitness standards become sexually ambiguous but equally difficult. Either that or we throw back to the time of segregated units — but instead of by race, by gender. Not an appealing thought. Fitness is just the obvious point of argument. The greatest point of discussion is that

Photo courtesy of the Fischer family/CNN Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has lifted the ruling that prevents women from serving in ground combat positions. Equality in the military will now be a whole new issue in Congress.

By Ian.Timberlake of unity. The single greatest catastrophe any military unit can obtain is disunity. The greatest reason for the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, as well as the policy barring women in combat (and African-Americans many years ago) was the possibility of creating disunity. Just because brass is ready for equality, does not mean the members of the military are ready for equality. An example of this disunity is in the book “The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq” where Helen Benedict gives an investigative account of women’s struggles in the military as a result of being around men. She cites many testimonials as well as studies showing: 30 percent of military women are raped while serving, 71 percent are sexually assaulted and 90 percent are sexually harassed. Funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs, these numbers ruffled enough of the Department of Defense’s feathers to warrant an apathetic response. Even if these numbers are by and large

inaccurate, it’s still convincing enough that our military men are not prepared to cohesively work with women in a theater of combat — either that or women should be aware of this going in. Enforcing the law within the military is a necessity, though it often gets put on the back burner due to interests of wartime being placed at a higher priority. On the flip side, in Israel, women were once allowed in close combat but are not anymore. The greatest reason was actually due to the fact that men reacted excessively protectively, especially when a woman was wounded — so much so, it marred unit performance. Don’t get me wrong, I believe women should take part in ground combat with the reservation that they meet the same standards as all other servicemen, but there is no doubt in my mind that this ruling will create disunity and tension among the ground troops in our present time. The women volunteering should be aware that it’ll take more than three years to adjust. Normally, I would never make an argument that sways nay of equality, but in the interest of the lives of our soldiers and the security of America’s borders — testosterone and estrogen are difficult to mix and must be intensely scrutinized.

IanTimberlake is a senior in aerospace engineering from Chicago.

Letter to the Editor

ISU community Push harder needs groceries for financial The Campus Book Store across from the Memorial Union is a thing of the past, and Alpha Copies will soon to move to West Ames. At that time, the building which housed those two businesses will be entirely vacant. Certainly, the building is in a prime location and will be in high demand. I have a modest suggestion for what kind of business should be installed. What the ISU community needs is a Campustown grocery. It is certainly true that there are already two supermarkets located on each end of Lincoln Way, both easily accessible by bus. Given that, what I am not advocating for is another large food store, but a small specialty food outlet. Students living on or just off campus would benefit from a grocery store with-

in walking distance where they could pick up a variety of essentials quickly and easily. The greek community and those living in the neighborhood south of Campustown would also be able to take advantage. Of course, business interests should do the necessary research to determine if there is a demand for such a grocery store. No doubt the potential profitability needs calculating. However, it seems to me that such a business may well fill a void in Campustown, and I would encourage people to look seriously into the idea.

Miles Brainard is a sophomore in community and regional planning.

Congress shouldn’t ban assault weapons There are roughly 6 million car accidents in the United States every year. Approximately 3 million people are injured and between 30,000 to 40,000 people killed annually in the United States. About 82 people die every day in motor vehicle crashes in the United States; that’s roughly one death every nine minutes. The financial cost of these crashes is more than $230 billion. Could you imagine, that in order to solve this tragic problem of lives taken and families destroyed, Congress introduced a bill to ban sports cars? After all, who “needs” a sports car, so why not ban them? Even though they are involved in only a fraction of the deaths General information: The Iowa State Daily is an independent student newspaper established in 1890 and written, edited, and sold by students

and arguably their drivers caused the deaths, not the cars, which only respond to their driver’s actual driving? With no statistics whatsoever to show how many crashes involved sports cars versus regular cars or speeds that only sports cars can go? Stupid, right?

David Jackson is an ISU alumnus from Ankeny, Iowa.

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Oftentimes we find ourselves frustrated by a seemingly corrupt world around us. In our society, we can easily identify aspects of dishonesty, theft, fraud, etc. These exist at all levels of society. Smaller acts of dishonesty are the most obvious — i.e., someone stealing a car. And it’s easy to find solutions: identify the thief, return the car to its rightful owner and inconvenience the thief for breaking the generally agreed upon moral barriers. Crimes in the streets are the easiest to recognize and also the easiest to correct. Harder yet is when large institutions participate in fraud. The individual may feel powerless to do anything. With the street crime, one can call the police and the problem is usually resolved. But there’s no number to dial when large institutions breach honesty. For example, take the subprime mortgage crisis, which helped kick off the recession of the late 2000s. Low quality, high risk, mortgage-backed securities were being bundled together into what are called collateralized debt obligations and then sold to investors bearing the highest quality, low risk labels: AAA ratings. When the markets shifted and investors tried to cash in on the collateralized debt obligations they had purchased, they opened them up and found junk inside. While, at the same time, some insiders knew the collateralized debt obligations were rubbish, so they hedged against them and made millions. We can get upset with financial establishments, but ultimately the blame lies on ourselves. In the spirit of competition, capitalistic institutions will do whatever they can get away with to make a dollar. At the time, we couldn’t be bothered enough to actually look into the systems that allow our economy to function. We didn’t ask for more oversight. Or perhaps we did but didn’t push hard or long enough to establish it. We wanted a safe system to invest it but didn’t feel it important enough to put in the legwork. We got what we deserved by being passive and submissive. The only thing left to do is to learn from our mistakes and move forward, pushing harder this time for the changes we deem necessary.

Michael Gustafson is an ISU alumnus from Fairborn, Ohio.

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3 Kansas 18-1, 6-0 Baylor 14-5, 5-1 Iowa State 14-5, 4-2 11 Kansas State 15-4, 4-2 Oklahoma 13-5, 4-2 Oklahoma State 13-5, 3-3 West Virginia 9-10, 2-4 Texas Tech 9-9, 2-5 Texas 9-10, 1-5 TCU 9-11, 0-7

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23 Hallie Christofferson’s gamehigh in points vs. West Virginia

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Topspin SPORT: Tennis DEFINITION: The force exerted on the ball that angles its rotation in a forward motion that is generated by an up-and-forward swing. USE: Jenna Langhorst used the topspin to her advantage in winning the set.

Ball rolls in Clyburn’s favor for Cyclones’ win By Dean.Berhow-Goll

Will Clyburn had no idea how the ball did not go out of bounds. Kansas State coach Bruce Weber called it “one of those infield grounders that just stay inside.” The score was 61-56 with five minutes and 33 seconds remaining, Kansas State’s Rodney McGruder dribbled down to the right and passed across Angel Rodriguez, who fumbled it and attempted to throw it off Clyburn’s leg. Instead of the ball ricocheting off Clyburn’s leg and going out of bounds, the ball rolled along the line, where Clyburn snatched it up, passed ahead where Korie Lucious then passed off to Melvin Ejim for a dunk to cap off an 8-0 run for Iowa State. This spurred a timeout by Weber and a sold out crowd at Hilton Coliseum to its feet. “I don’t know how that ball didn’t go out of bounds,” Clyburn said. “It hit me, but it stayed in. I was surprised when I was going after it.” That was just one of Clyburn’s key plays on the day as Iowa State (14-5, 4-2 Big 12 Conference) rebounded from a bad loss to Texas Tech earlier in the week with a 73-67 win against No. 11 Kansas State (15-4, 4-2). Clyburn led Iowa State with 24 points and 10 rebounds, which was his third 20 point game of the season and fifth game with at least 10 rebounds. After being out-rebounded at Texas Tech on Wed. Jan. 23, the Cyclones finished with a 35-28 advantage against one of the most physical teams in the Big 12 Conference. Along with that, they brought in 11 offensive rebounds and held a monumental 18-2 advantage in second-chance points. “We’re religious on the boards,” said Clyburn, who finished with five rebounds. “We need to be the best rebounding team. I think everyone has that mentality.” The Cyclones picked up their Big 12 Conferenceleading 3-point shooting against the Wildcats, going 11-of-22 from behind the 3-point line. Lucious made both of his attempts, Tyrus McGee made 3-of4 and Georges Niang made 2-of-3. Niang shot better from behind the arc than he did from the stripe that wasn’t too charitable, making only 1-of-6. As a whole, Iowa State made only 10 of its 22 free throw attempts on the day.



Photo: Blake Lanser/Iowa State Daily ISU senior Will Clyburn goes for the dunk after a fast rebound of the ball during the game Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones won against the Kansas State Wildcats with a score of 73-67.


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Cyclones struggle early against rival Hawkeyes By Isaac Copley Daily correspondent The ISU tennis team struggled in its spring season home opener Saturday, losing to Iowa in the Cy-Hawk rivalry series by a score of 6-1. Iowa controlled the meet early, winning two of the three doubles matches. The Hawkeyes rattled off a strong performance in the singles matches as well, taking control of every match by winning the first set in all six of them. “We felt rushed as they came out and they were ready,” said ISU coach Armando Espinosa, who was critical of his team’s slow start. “The first sets happened so fast and we settled down and started competing better and continued to play smarter tennis later in the matches. “We fell short a little bit; it could’ve been a 4-3 match, but it didn’t happen and Iowa was the better team today.” Ksenia Pronina, the Cyclones’ No. 1 singles and doubles player, lost both of her matches, as did No. 2 singles player, Simona Cacciuttolo. “I think it was a tough match for everyone; they came out really strong, they hit good approaches and put us on defense from the beginning,” Pronina said after her first meet of the

>>REBOUND.p5 “I’m probably going to go to Sukup and shoot a couple hundred tonight,” Niang said. “It’s just a mental thing and I’ll get over it.” Chris Babb was quiet on the offensive end, but his defensive presence was felt the

spring season. “We need to get a little quicker and sooner to the ball so we can play less defensive.” Despite losing the doubles point in the meet, Jenna Langhorst and Emma Waites won the No. 3 doubles match 8-3. Langhorst followed her doubles victory with a convincing three-set comeback win. “I just wanted to come out here my senior year against an in-state rival and I really wanted to go out with a bang,” Langhorst said. “I really wanted to win and I fought really hard.” Espinosa was impressed with the play of Langhorst. “I couldn’t be happier for her: senior year, against a big in-state rival, it’s great to see her fight through the first set,” Espinosa said. “She stuck with it and she knew what she needed to do.” Espinosa also expressed the need for improvement in taking advantage of opportunities, and controlling matches. “We need to get a little bit quicker,” Espinosa said. “Iowa just punished us with the short balls and we just need to get better with those, any chance we have to control a point we need to jump on that opportunity.”

entire game. Babb played all 40 minutes, chasing McGruder through a gauntlet of screens the entire game. McGruder, who was the lead scorer in Big 12 Conference play, scored 13 points and brought in seven rebounds, but he never made consecutive shots from the

floor. “For Babb to do that for 40 minutes, one it shows the type of conditioning that Chris has, also McGruder for being able to be that active, but to hold him to 13, I’d say that’s a pretty solid day,” said ISU coach Fred Hoiberg of his senior defender.

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Basketball quick hits ■■ Bubu Palo saw the court for the first time of the season, playing 11 minutes in relief of Korie Lucious at point guard. Palo finished with one assist and one rebound. ■■ “I thought Bubu was good,” Hoiberg said. “He was getting pretty winded out there, I did keep him in for short stretches, but I thought especially that first stint he played terrific.” ■■ This was the 12th game of the season where Korie Lucious has had at least five or more assists. He had seven in the second half. ■■ “Korie, he’s been so much better,” Hoiberg

said. “I know he was disappointed in his play against Texas Tech.” ■■ Anthony Booker didn’t play in Saturday’s game against Kansas State. His minutes have diminished as Georges Niang’s role has emerged. ■■ “It was more about matchups,” Hoiberg said. “They played four guards most of the game and we just went that second half, shortened the rotation and tried to get everyone a couple minutes here and there. Some good timeouts came at the right time to get our guys a break and that’s just what we decided to go with.”

Former Cyclone Royce White reinstated to D-League, sent to Rio Grande Valley Vipers Former ISU men’s basketball forward Royce White has been reinstated by the Houston Rockets and assigned to the team’s D-League affiliate. White, who was selected 16th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, was suspended Jan. 6 for “refusing to provide services as required by his Uniform Player Contract,” the Rockets announced at the time.

The former Cyclone suffers from an anxiety disorder and was adamant on reaching an agreement on proper working conditions during his time playing in the NBA. The two sides reached an agreement Saturday after they failed to agree multiple times since the rookie was drafted in June. “[The sides] reached an agreement that addresses the major issues that they have been

discussing, provides a new start, and gives Royce the best opportunity for long term success as a Houston Rocket,” the Rockets said in a news release. White will report to the Rockets’ D-league affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, on Feb. 11, one day after the team plays in Des Moines against the Iowa Energy. --Alex Halsted

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TREASURES on display at Textiles Museum By M ollie Shirley ISD Style Writer The best of the best from decades past will be highlighted in a new exhibit, Treasures of the Textiles and Clothing Museum, opening Monday at the Mary Alice Gallery in 1015 Morrill Hall. The exhibit features key collection holdings such as a 1915 dress worn by Carrie Chapman Catt and a sweater and cap worn by 1924 Summer Olympic Games athlete Eric Wilson. “Visitors will learn about textile techniques as well as broad changes to dress history. There is everything from sports uniforms to wedding dresses represented in the exhibit,” said Janet Fitzpatrick, Collections Manager. A 70-page full color catalog, created to accompany the exhibit, is on sale at the ISU Bookstore for $12. An opening reception will be hosted from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 3 . The event is free and open to the public.

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making choices. Double-check data and make sure a partner agrees. Compassion goes a long way. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 7 -- You’re even smarter than usual. You may have to decline an invitation, but consider your decision carefully first. Take future appreciation into account.

Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 9 -- Back to work, big time, especially for the next phase. Maintain objectivity. And ignore fear, or at least use it to your advantage. There will be resistance, and you’ll be stronger for it.

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Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 9 -- Be cautious where others are impetuous. Your creativity helps you solve the problem. You’re entering a cuddly phase. Things fall together for you today and tomorrow. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is an 8 -- The next few days are good for domestic projects, but don’t rush into

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 -- Open communication and risktaking produces better results. If at first you fail, be patient. You’ll get there soon enough. Tinkering is required.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 9 -- Reconsider a risky move, especially around finances. Resist the urge to break things, no matter how justified you feel, and end up on top. Take deep breaths, often. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 6 -- Assertiveness works well now, but be patient. It works here to have low expectations. Let yourself be surprised. Make a travel or educational plan that fits the budget. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is an 8 -- Too many choices can overwhelm and even paralyze. Don’t stress about getting the decision right. Trust your intuition, and give yourself permission to change your mind.

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European men’s shows give us a glimpse of fall By Ian Laughead ISD Style Writer

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We might be just recently entering the dead of winter, but last week the trends for next fall were set in the style capitals. Starting in London, the mood was clear: bold and brash in. From Jonathan Saunders’ color blocked classics in teals, olives and pink degrades, to Christopher Raeburn’s sporty nylon jackets, each designer seemed to have something new and completely unique to say. Up-and-comer J.W. Anderson stuck to what he does best — androgynous silhouettes that meander around and across the masculine/feminine divide. This season that meant the most provocative and ridiculous: flouncy minidresses for men. In Milan, Italy, revered fashion houses imagined lush collections with rich colors, like Frida Giannini’s opening look, a saturated Air Force blue overcoat followed by tweed everything else. Dolce and Gabbana sent out a typically Sicilian-inspired set of clothes down the runway, sticking to religious themes digitally printed to billowy T-shirts. The excitement, however, was in a grouping

of dinner jackets covered in deliciously colorful florals across the torso and up the sleeves. Donatella Versace was nothing short of flamboyant this season, using a fleet of Adonis-types to display suiting with super shoulders and lace boxers for underneath. Next, in Paris, Korean designer ,Songzio, gave his dark style a lift with all-over printed turtlenecks and suits with motorcycle-style leather pants and jackets. Juun J. took a turn for the playful in a series of garishly printed sweatshirts emblazoned with a practical zoo, parrots and octopi included. The most anticipated show of the season was at Saint Laurent for designer Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for the company. Starting his career over a decade ago at The House, he transformed menswear with his skinny silhouettes in his tenure at Dior, and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue photography. Coming back to menswear, he reestablished his rocker-chic identity in skintight ripped jeans with ermine coats and plaid shirts.

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Wearing the tartan of your clan: Iowa State from a Scotwoman’s point of view By Stephanie Noble ISD Style Writer In Scotland, it was once the print of your tartan that defined who you were as a person just as it made it clear which clan you were from. As in those days, certain expectations were held of individuals within each clan. Nowadays, however, clothing tells you what an individual thinks of themselves and what they want you to think of them. As an international student, it’s easy to spot the differences between clothing choices here versus those in the United Kingdom and in mainland Europe, especially when it comes to women. Fashion in Ames is different

from fashion in Des Moines, from New York, and very different from fashion in Glasgow, Scotland. At Iowa State, girls tend to wear hooded jumpers or cardigans covering plain T-shirts with varying styles, prints, necklines and embellishments. Typically on bottom, students here are wearing either jeans or leggings, and only occasionally are they wearing slacks. Some published journal articles actually suggest that this casual way of dressing could have been influenced by the lack of uniforms in high schools. In the United Kingdom and Europe, though, many female students will wear sheer T-shirts, mesh paneled dresses, leather trousers or

skirts, and the accessories that you pair with them define your social group or your clique. At Iowa State, due to everyone’s similarities in dress, people tend to get to know one another on the basis of each individual’s personality or because of the interactions they experience with them. At Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, on the other hand, your personality is defined by the clothes you present yourself in. Essentially, you wear the tartan of your clan. Branding of individuals is high in importance, and getting to know others based on actual personality traits is generally a secondary focus. Typically, getting up in the morn-

ing, I will reach for leather trousers, little pumps and either a paneled top with chiffon or a chiffon shirt. My classmates would usually be dressed similarly, but the brands they are wearing will be different and the level of embellishment different as well. One of my best friends back home is stud-obsessed, and you will find her in a maxi skirt and studded belt (sometimes in heels and sometimes not) with a fitted top and full makeup on. It is kind of like a look for clubbing in the United States, or at least a bar rather than just going to class. It could be that we are simply rebelling from the conformity of uniforms because we do not get to wear our own clothes to school until col-

lege. We feel like we need to get our personalities across well as soon as we get that extra freedom that college life brings. So we dress in the hottest trends and some pretty risque outfits to show who we are. I do not think that either attitude is right to be perfectly honest. I like that Ames has started to get to know me as a person and not a brand, but I like that Glasgow pushes me to be the best I can be at all times. Sometimes in classes, we meet professionals, and they are always impressed by the general appearance of our class. It makes it look like we are more image-conscious. I think a happy medium could be found in between our lifestyles.


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