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Ex-U.S. reps to discuss lessons of Watergate By Michelle.Schoening

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Abbie Andersen, freshman in open option from Florida, used an unconventional way to choose her adventure at Iowa State. Andersen’s choices were between Iowa State and University of Florida, and she made her choice after pulling out two M&M’s from a bag: one red and one yellow.


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Students choose college for many different reasons By Logan.Olson Making the decision to come to Iowa State University for some students is an easy choice to make, for others it may be something they have to mull over and may even be a last minute decision. For Abbie Andersen, a freshman in open-option, it was one of those last minute decisions. “My mom said ‘you really need to decide what you want to do,’ and I was waiting for a sign,” Andersen said. With this tough choice, she said she really had to weigh out the pros and cons of the two schools she was deciding between. “It was between Iowa State and the University of Florida. Both of them have always been my dream schools,” Andersen said. “My dad went to Iowa State, and I have family in Iowa, so that was a big factor...Florida was always my dream school because I’m from Florida, and my brother went there, so I’m a huge gator fan.”

‘You really need to decide what you want to do’ and I was waiting for a sign of what to do with my future.” Abbie Anderson

As she was eating M&M’s, one of her favorite candies, Andersen pulled out two colors, red and yellow. Andersen took this as her sign to come Iowa State and said she feels that this has been the best choice for her. “I feel like it’s changed me, because I was always at home,” Andersen said. “So being able to get away from my parents and do things on my own, become independent, has changed me a lot and made me a bigger person.” Hannah Harless, a freshman in political science, is here for her first semester, coming from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Harless’s parents work for the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa, but that is not where Harless chose to go.

sign “I grew up in Iowa City and saw what it had to offer,” Harless said. “When I came on campus tour of Iowa State, I fell in love.” Harless said that her parents did not pressure her decision as long as she was happy. Harless has enjoyed her time at Iowa State so far and has joined a sorority and made new friends, she said. For other students being close to home is important. Kelsey Knudsen, junior in event management, listed this as a main reason to come to Iowa State. Knudsen also said she chose Iowa State, “because I didn’t know what I wanted to do, and my dad came here.” Caitlyn Baagoe, freshman in the apparel merchandise and design, chose Iowa State based solely on the fact that she knew what she wanted to do. “[Iowa State is] one of the only Universities in Iowa that has my program,” Baagoe said. “The University of Northern Iowa has it, but it’s not as good as Iowa State’s program.” While some of these students have had easier times deciding, and others needed a sign, all of them said that they feel coming to Iowa State was a good decision.

Forty years later, Watergate still teaches many lessons. Watergate will be the focus of a panel discussion at 8 p.m. Thursday, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Former U.S. Reps. Edward Mezvinsky, of Iowa, and Elizabeth Holtzman, of New York, will speak on the panel. Both served on the House Judiciary Committee during the hearings of Watergate. Also on the panel will be Jonathan Yarowsky, general counsel to the House Judiciary Committee from 1988-95. “I think they will be able to answer the question,” James McCormick said of what can be learned from Watergate. McCormick is a professor and chairman of political science. “It


House, Senate approve raising of debt ceiling By Emelie.Knobloch President Barack Obama said to the nation Wednesday night, there is no reason why we can’t work together. On day 16 of the government shutdown, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approve a bipartisan deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. The deal was approved 81-18 in Senate and 285-144 in House. “We fought the good fight; we just didn’t win,” said Speaker of the House John Boehner to a radio station in his home state of Ohio. The bill will continue to fund the federal government until Jan. 15 as well as raise the debt ceiling through Feb. 7. Thursday is the deadline for increasing the federal borrowing limit or the government is at risk of the first default in American history. “We need to get out of the hab-


Police use social media to inform students about suspicious object By Makayla.Tendall The ISU Police Department is facing both positive and negative responses from ISU students for its use social media to update students, faculty and staff of a suspicious item found Wednesday morning near Parks Library and the Hub. Darin Van Ryswyk, investigations captain for ISU Police, said the object looked like a “cylindrical item about the size of a water bottle in a grayishgreenish sock.” The Hub was evacuated, and a large portion of the sidewalks and grass between Parks Library, Durham Hall and the Hub was taped off. Following standard protocol, the bomb squad from the Iowa State Fire Marshal Division was called in to remove the object. On Wednesday afternoon, ISU Police confirmed the object was not explosive and was in fact a hollow piece of Styrofoam encased in a sock. A member of the student organization Tir Asleen Medieval Combat Society

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Ashley Huth, graduate of Iowa State, is the new program coordinator in the International Students and Scholars Office.

Students explore visas for U.S. study By Kat.Grunewald

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Students watched the investigation of a suspicious item outside of Parks Library from the third floor. Outside of Parks and the Hub was blocked off while the situation occurred.

identified the object as something they had used the night before. Both Van Ryswyk and Annette Hacker, director of ISU News Service, said ISU Police suspected early on the object might belong to the student organization, but they had to follow protocol. A little before 10:30 a.m., officer Anthony Greiter tweeted through the ISU Police Twitter

handle that there was a suspicious object and that students should avoid the affected area. ISU Police also posted frequent updates on Twitter and their Facebook page. The ISU emergency alert system was not used. “It’s used when there’s an immediate, continued, sustained threat to the campus community. The chief of police decides when that kind of

timely warning is warranted,” Hacker said “This situation just didn’t fit the criteria of an ISU Alert, because it was not an immediate threat. That’s not to say we might not have used ISU Alert had the situation changed.” Van Ryswyk said the location of the incident played into the fact that an alert was not used.


This fall, ISU international students came from 106 different countries and throughout history students have come from more than 150 countries worldwide. To study in the United States, all of them needed a valid visa. The U.S. government can grant different visas, depending on the purpose of the stay. Students at Iowa State typically obtain a F or J visa. These are both student visas that enable the applicant to study in the United States. “An F visa is the most

common student visa here in Iowa State by far,” said Ashley Huth, program coordinator in the International Students and Scholars Office. “J visas are often granted for students in exchange programs or sponsored programs, such as Fulbright, which is a federal government program that provides money to both American and international students to pursue their studies.” Those with J visas sometimes might be required to go back to their home country when they have finished their studying, Huth said. Most inter-

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Lyndi Yoder, 20, of Prairie City, was arrested and charged with public intoxication at Lot G3 (reported at 6:50 p.m.).

Tyler Roper, 18, 320 Maple Hall, was arrested and charged with public intoxication at State Gym (reported at 9:10 p.m.).

Kristen Enger, 20, 4625 Steinbeck St., Apt 2, was cited for underage possession of alcohol at Lot G2 (reported at 7:10 p.m.).

Harris Midey, 23, of Polk City, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated at Lot G3 (reported at 9:05 p.m.).

Ashley Goslar, 18, 169 Linden Hall, was cited for underage possession of alcohol at Lot G3 (reported at 7:36 p.m.). Craig Blass, 19, 4637 Twain St., and Haley Brenneman, 19, 1307 Coconino Road, Unit 314, were cited for underage possession of alcohol at Lot G3 (reported at 7:45 p.m.). Kelsey Schulte, 18, 141E Friley Hall, was cited for underage possession of alcohol at Lot G3 (reported at 8:10 p.m.). Cody Calhoun, 20, and Doug Lintz, 20, both of Maxwell, were cited for underage possession of alcohol at Jack Trice Stadium

Chanae Kofron, 20, of Pilot Mound, was cited for underage possession of alcohol at Lot G3 (reported at 9:14 p.m.). Karlyn Schori, 18, 1249 Willow Hall, was arrested and charged with public intoxication at Willow Hall (reported at 10:17 p.m.).

Oct. 4 Brady Harmelink, 22, 2260 Welch Hall, was arrested and charged with public intoxication at 119 Stanton Ave. (reported at 1:02 a.m.). An individual reported damage to a bike at Friley Hall (reported at 1:39 a.m.).

Correction In Tuesday’s article titled “Community preservation leads to sustainability” it was mistakenly said the lecture took place in Dubuque, Iowa. The lecture took place in Ames. The Daily regrets the error.

Carl Blake, who is working to create the perfect pork, will describe his work with “In Pursuit of the Perfect Pig, with Carl Blake.” Blake, a computer consultant-turned-farmer from Ionia, Iowa, will focus during his lecture on his experience with breeding the perfect pig. “The student planners of the National Affairs Series on Innovation, working with the Committee on Lectures, thought Carl Blake would be a good addition to their series with his original approach to raising perfect pigs, after he appeared on the Stephen Colbert show,” said Patricia Miller, the program manag-

er of the lectures program, via email. Jake Swanson, president of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student council and founder of the ISU Bacon Expo, said Blake appealed as an interesting person to bring to Iowa State. “I think Carl Blake has found a niche and has had a lot of success,” Swanson said. “I think specialty pork products are a hot topic.” Blake’s creation is a pig called the Iowa SwabianHall. According to an article in the Des Moines Register, the Iowa Swabian Hall is based off of a pig made by King Wilhelm I, of Germany, known as the SwabianHall. The Swabian-Hall was made by crossing a

Meishan, a pig from China, with wild boars to create muscled yet fatty meat. “Obviously, my pigs aren’t going to be exactly the same — there’s almost a century of breeding that went into them,” Blake said in the Des Moines Register article. Blake bought Meishan pigs from Iowa State and a Russian boar from a nature preserve and started creating his breed in 2007. Since then, he has gained national attention, including that of Andrew Zimmern from the Food Network, and of “The Colbert Report.” The Rustik Rooster Farm is home to Blake’s pigs, where now nearly 400 pigs are kept on 15 acres. Blake lets the pigs roam

ExerCYse program works to promote physical fitness among ISU students By Danielle.Welsher ISU students might think they hardly have any time at all to be physically active with midterm exams, homework and various other activities, but ExerCYse strives to show students that this isn’t always the case. ExerCYse, a kinesiology program at Iowa State, is part of a nationwide global initiative to show how health can play a positive role in people’s lives. “A lot of people feel like they don’t have enough time to exercise,” said Karissa Peyer, graduate student in kinesiology. “But every little bit helps.” Peyer is a student ambassador with the ExerCYse program along with 200 other kinesiology students. ExerCYse has started a number of initiatives, including one called TrekDesk that allows faculty and students to work while walking on a treadmill. The initiative was specifi-

cally designed for people who spend a lot of time sitting at a desk. The organization aims to help these people spend less time desk-bound and more time being physically active. ExerCYse has TrekDesks located in buildings all over campus, including in the bowling alley of the Memorial Union. They are currently open for all students to use. Another effort ExerCYse helped coordinate was the Healthiest State Walk. This walk, which took place on Oct. 9, had more than 298,000 participants. The students involved in ExerCYse helped promote the program and were in charge of chalking the course. Liz Cox, the project manager of Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative, said: “The main purpose of the walk was to get people outside and be active. Secondarily, we wanted those people to connect so they can do other things in their community to make themselves healthier.”

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The walk also celebrated how Iowa has moved up from being the 19th healthiest state in the nation in 2011, to the ninth healthiest today. Cox said this was an opportunity to remind people that the state is making progress, but there is still work to do. Participants of the walk were asked to walk a minimum of 1 kilometer, which can be described as a 10 or 12 minute brisk walk. “We couldn’t have done any of this without the help of the people in the community,” Cox said. “And college students are a big part of that.” Peyer recommends that students try out different activities that involve physical fitness in order to find one that appeals to them. She also mentioned that looking for a support system can have its benefits as well. “Find someone to commit to exercising with you,” Peyer said. “A lot of people will stick to exercising if they know they have someone to do it with.”

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around in the dirt, and the pigs are not fed commercial feed. Instead, they receive canary grass and barley that is grown hydroponically. Although Blake’s lecture is not endorsed by the Bacon Expo, Swanson said his original idea was to bring Blake to Iowa State around the same time the Bacon Expo would debut. “If any of our attendees [for the Bacon Expo] are interested in hearing him [Blake] speak, this would be a great opportunity for them,” Swanson said. The lecture will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Great Hall at the Memorial Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. The ISU Bacon Expo will be on Saturday at the Iowa State Center.

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Psychologist strives to redefine disorders By Will.Byal Iowa State’s Disability Awareness Week welcomed psychologist Robert F. Krueger who delivered a presentation on identifying abnormal human behavior on Wednesday. “Scientists today need to pursue empirical classification research to collect observations ... about the nature of mental disorders,” Krueger said. Mental disorders have traditionally been defined based on clinical authority like the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health. Krueger said this political-like process is insufficient to diagnose people. “It’s very frustrating to try to use this system when your trying to help people, and again that’s what this is what this is all about, helping them right?” Krueger said. Krueger said he got involved in mental health is because there are very hindering conditions that interfere with people’s lives. “This is a serious public health situation, and that’s an easy argument to make,” Krueger said. “These things have social costs that exceed the costs of many medical disorders.” The classical manual approach is to define mental within 10 categories containing diagnosis such as compulsive, paranoid, narcissistic and antisocial.

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Psychologist Robert Krueger discusses differences in human behavior at a lecture on mental health.

Krueger said these need to change from categories to dimensions defined by research. “The problem is that when you try to make an accurate diagnosis what you end up with is people not fitting into these categories,” Krueger said. Physicians need to get the most out of their clinical experiences by systemizing those clinical experiences, quantifying them, and really using empirical kinds of techniques to figure out how to define and organize mental illness, Krueger said. “When questioning the [manual’s] paradigm the point isn’t that these disorders don’t exist, or that these are fictions or myths, or that people have made choices to be mentally ill,” Krueger said. “We need to recognize what’s being prescribed in there is a very serious problem. ... We need to put the best science forward to figure out how its organized based on the data.” Some ISU students agreed with what

Krueger had to say about mental health. “I thought it was weird that to be considered any aspect you could only really fit into one of those categories, when so often the research finds with mental disabilities [that] the presence of one brings the presence of a lot of others,” said Elisa McAfee, senior in psychology. Tyler Cahill, sophomore in psychology, said he agrees that the process should be changed. “It should be more in depth, like more in depth than just for obsessive compulsive disorder I have certain rituals I should have to do,” Cahill said. Cahill said he enjoyed listening to Krueger speak. “It was nice to see someone else’s perspective on it; he actually worked on it, and he doesn’t fully agree on how the [the manual] was formed,” Cahill said. “They’re still changing different parts of it, so it’s not so broad and more specific.”

Triathlon Club receives funding from GSB after reconsideration By Brian.Voss The Government of the Student Body’s meeting Wednesday night was headlined by a reconsideration of a previously failed bill. This time, the Triathlon Club was successful in receiving $2,240 for four club bikes. The bill passed after a vote of 24-3-7, after being voted down 15-16-1 back on Oct. 9. Sen. Nick Terhall echoed comments he made last meeting, saying he would once again be voting no. “It is of my opinion that GSB should not be funding capital items for sports clubs above and beyond what Sports Club Council does,” Terhall said. Sen. Barry Snell explained why the bill was being reconsidered, as well as gave reasoning for passing the bill. Snell said the ISU Triathlon Club is currently 20th out of 113 collegiate programs from across the country, as well as fourth in the conference. “Considering the Olympic competition that they go against, we have a pretty good program here.” Snell said. “I know we don’t fund success. I know that, but at the same time we want to help perpetuate success, too.” During the weekly program, Mike Giles, from Recreation Services, spoke about the growing use of the services offered, as well as the growing number of students making use of rec centers. Giles said that over the month of September there were 111,335 card swipes at the centers. More than 16,000 individual students made use of the facilities, which is nearly 3,000 students higher than last year.

Giles said that currently there are no major projects being conducted by Recreation Services; however, a project is 75 percent completed that would make the Lied Recreation Athletic Center flood proof. Giles said that in the past, flooding forced the power to be turned off in Lied, but the new project will allow the power to remain on during flooding. “We’ll actually now be able to stay inside the facility and do shop vacs or whatever else we need to do if water begins to breach over or begins to find its way in,” Giles said. Blake Miller, president of the LGBTA Alliance also spoke. Miller discussed the purpose of the Alliance and what they do on campus. Miller said Alliance seeks to give members of the LGBT community a safe place to meet, as well as educate the campus on LGBT issues and play an activist role

in advocating for the LGBT community. In other business, three associate justices were confirmed to the Supreme Court of GSB. Dylan Camp, Tayler Carter and David Fountain were all approved by unanimous consent. President Spencer Hughes said the confirmation of the three justices would bring the court to a full complement of nine members. He also said it was important to him to create continuity on the court. “I mentioned that it was important to me to create some more continuity on the court moving forward, so I think you’ll be pleased with that as these three students introduce themselves,” Hughes said. Jon Laudner, junior in management information systems, was confirmed by unanimous consent as a senator to represent Frederiksen Court.

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John Laudner, junior, addresses the GSB meeting before he is seated as Frederiksen Court senator on Wednesday night.

Students attend Iowa Women’s Leadership Conference Women focus on sharpening their strengths By Varad.Diwate Five students from the Catt Center for Women and Politics had a chance to listen to women’s leadership experiences at Iowa Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference, “Connect. Inspire. Deliver. Advancing Women Leaders,” was at the Meadows Events and Conference Center on Wednesday in Altoona, Iowa. This year, the conference included a special programming track for undergraduate students. Programming included Tina Brown, former Newsweek editor; Cy Wakeman, consultant, author and trainer; and Sylvia Ann Hewlett, economist

and CEO, all as speakers. “The aim of the conference was essentially to shift focus from women’s weaknesses to their strengths and giving young women the skills, knowledge and encouragement they need to rise to the top,” Madeline Becker, senior in political science, who attended the conference, said. The conference also included a networking session for students. Becker said some of the key points included how women have made their way to middle-management but still comprise a small number of CEOs and high-income individuals. Other speakers included Kim Reynolds, Iowa’s lieutenant governor; Joanna Barsh, director emeritus at Mckinsey & Company; Linda Kuster, research strategist at Vernon Research Group; Deborah Dagit, president of Deb Dagit Diversity LLC; and Jann Freed, consultant with the Genysys Group.

The conference is a women’s leadership group in Iowa. According to its website, the organization aims to advance women’s leadership. Conferences in the past have included speakers from various professions. “We bring in women who have expertise in their chosen professions. The

reason we developed the student track is that we believe it’s critically important to provide access to accomplished women speakers and provide tips and ideas directed towards them,” said Diane Ramsey, executive director of the conference. Ramsey said the conference tries to have speak-

ers who can inspire existing and upcoming leaders. The group chose Tina Brown this year for her global perspective and her work in women’s education, Cy Wakeman for her experience in women’s leadership and Sylvia Ann Hewlett for understanding the role of advocacy in success. She added that the

conference sees 600 women from the workforce and 50 to 75 students who attend the special track. The conference is known to draw women from Iowa, other states and Canada. The event was sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, Prairie Meadows, Hy-Vee, the Business Record and John Deere.

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Edward Mezvinsky was a congressman representing Iowa’s 1st congressional district in the House of Representatives from 1973 to 1977, serving on the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings. He will join a discussion featuring Elizabeth Holtzman, who also served on the House Judiciary Comimttee; Jonathan Yarowsky, General Counsel to the House Judiciary Commitee; and Nick Kotz who was a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Des Moines Register and the Washington Post. James McCormick, professor and chair of the Iowa State Political Edward Mezvinsky was a congressman representingwill Science Department, Iowa's 1st congressional district in theThe House ofHouse moderate. Representatives from 1973 to 1977, serving on the Judiciary Committee House Judiciary Committee duringand the Watergate reviewed endorsed hearings. He will join a discussion featuring Elizabeth three counts of impeachment against Holtzman, who also served oncharges the House Judiciary President Richard Nixon Committee; Jonathan Yarowsky, General Counsel to a resultand ofNick theKotz Watergate break-ins and its aftermath. the House JudiciaryasCommittee; who was a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Des Moines Register and the Washington Post. James Open House & Reception McCormick, professor and chair of the Iowa State Thursda, Oct. 17th 3:30 pm Political Science Department, will moderate. The University Library Special Collections Reading room House Judiciary Committee reviewed and endorsed Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 8 PM three counts of impeachment charges against Great Hall, Memorial Union President Richard Nixon as a result of the Watergate break-ins and its aftermath.

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A suspicious package found near the Hub caused a section of campus to be blocked off.

False alarm causes snarky responses To anyone in the vicinity of Parks Library (or anyone who checked their Twitter feed), yesterday was hardly a normal day on campus. On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 16, a suspicious object was spotted in front of Parks Library. The ISU Police Department received a call concerning the item at about 8 a.m., and in the words of Darin Van Ryswyk, captain of investigations: The police “decided to follow pretty cautious federal guidelines, like set up a perimeter, call for assistance.” It was a tense morning as police established barriers and attempted to keep students from potential harm, all while they and officials from Iowa’s State Fire Marshal Division tried to discover what exactly the object was. In the end, such efforts were unnecessary as the object was deemed not a threat and nonexplosive. Following the discovery, the investigation was safely taken off campus. Upon inspection, the object was nothing more than styrofoam inside a sock. Cordoned off in bright yellow police tape, the area between the Hub and Parks Library made an ominous scene that morning. The police presence and evacuation of the Hub may have alarmed students and individuals walking by, but the perimeter established by ISU Police helped alleviate any danger. Immediately following the update that all was safe, however, jokes and ridicule began. Various students voiced sarcastic or downright derisive comments about the occurrence such as one tweet that reads: “Welcome to Iowa State, where socks and bean cans are a campus threat.” Another tweet: “I don’t understand why a bomb squad was called to ISU for a socked object laying in the grass...” These tweets seem benign enough; what’s wrong with some harmless sarcasm? The problem with comments such as these is they belittle both the potential danger — and the heightened caution — of these situations. By joking about something that could have been seriously hazardous, these individuals disparage the safety of students and the actions taken by police officers. What should be felt about the event, instead of sarcasm, is relief and gratitude. Undoubtedly, each student is relieved that the item turned out to be harmless, as the potential explosion potentially would have caused many student injuries or deaths. Additionally, it is a relief to know that there is not someone out there plotting how to harm the students of Iowa State. As for gratitude, it is thanks to the ISU Police and the bomb squad that the entire situation was handled so carefully and swiftly. Admittedly, their barriers, reinforcements and other protocol were unnecessary in this instance, but it is their quick willingness to contain the situation that should bring students gratitude. In a social environment where public violence (mass shootings, bombs, etc.) is more common than we desire, it is comforting to know that there are people here to defend and protect us. Perhaps making jokes is just a way of expressing relief over the harmlessness of the situation, but it can have unwanted consequences. Every time someone laughs at the efforts made to keep students safe, future threats lose credibility. The student body and the Ames community should, more than anything, be grateful that the object, and the entire situation, was an innocuous false alarm.

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The Fat Acceptance Movement is spreading the word that size doesn’t matter. The people behind this movement believe that others should accept their size and can be healthy at an weight. This view causes a few concerns, as obesity is a prominent issue in America.

Take comfort in your body weight, but accept consequences of obesity By Ian.Timberlake


he Fat Acceptance Movement, sometimes known as “fat appreciation,” is a slowly spreading movement that began in the 1960s. The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance originated as a feminist movement in a way to counter the social expectation for women to look good for their (or any) man. Social attitudes like this are absolutely warranted, but now the movement has turned into a beast of its own and is now sending out a false acceptance message. The Fat Acceptance Movement spawned a new “lifestyle philosophy” called “Health At Every Size.” HAES says that you can be healthy regardless of your size, and promoters of the lifestyle often cite a study that claims weight loss increases mortality. I wouldn’t place bets on that study just yet. It would be wrong to advocate tough love, and it would be equally wrong to console these individuals by saying there isn’t a problem. Ignorance gets us nowhere. Obesity isn’t exactly an issue that has been around for very long. Just 20 years ago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only around 10 to 14 percent of Americans would have been considered obese. Today, not a single state has an obesity rate less than 20 percent and 12 states have an obesity rate greater than 30 percent.

So what does this mean? It means that there has been a shift within the last couple generations that caused such an alarmingly quick spike in obesity. And no, humans are not “designed” to handle obesity. Obesity is a precursor to many life threatening things, according to Stanford Hospital: 300,000 premature deaths, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, joint problems, sleep apnea, cancer, metabolic syndrome and psychosocial depression, to name a few. Some argue that metabolic syndrome might actually be the cause of obesity as opposed to a result. But then what causes a problem with our metabolism? Things to consider would be the types of foods we eat every day, such as endless supplies of soda and other sugary drinks or honey sauce from KFC, where the packet lists five ingredients and the first three are high fructose corn syrup, sugar and corn syrup. Couple those food factors with an increasing lack of exercise. This decrease in exercise is brought on by a continued desire to stay inside thanks to the advent of social video games and social websites. Add a little psychosocial depression and a never ending loop of obesity-induced depression, comfort eating and social media will take root in the lives of more and more citizens. So what about fat acceptance? Fat acceptance smoothes over issues that are aiding in obesity by comforting problems the same way foods can be comforting. Not to say that all obesity is brought on by laziness and inability to put down a fork — I will be on a medication for the rest of my life that has a side effect of increased appetite — what I am trying to say is that if this wasn’t a problem 50 years ago, then why is it a clinical/medical problem today?

We should never shame people for being overweight but we should never lose sight of the fact that there are consequences for being overweight. Even though it may be easier for others to bring down their body fat percentage, the fact is that humans suffer a serious decline in health as body fat percentage goes above what is considered healthy. That is, after all, why it is called healthy. In 2011, Congress amended the Americans with Disabilities Act to increase the level of protection toward individuals who have over 100 percent the recommended body mass index (outside of the inaccuracies of the index, that’s nearly half one’s mass in fat). This makes it illegal for a business to discriminate against clinically “morbidly obese” individuals. While discrimination is wrong in many ways, there are areas where discrimination is necessary. If I am hiring a steelworker who is to be on the construction site welding beams for a new building, why should it be illegal for me to hire someone who is in better shape than someone who is morbidly obese even if they have the same skill set? I can think of many reasons why, and some include the safety of the individual and the other workers. These movements are giving Americans false consolation and teaching that there shouldn’t be consequences for being obese. We don’t want to play out the movie “Wall-E,” do we? What we should do is teach what it means to be healthy at a far younger age and far more frequently than our school system does. We should teach not that it’s bad to be obese or bad to be anorexic, but good to be healthy and in shape. It’s fine to be happy with yourself at any body fat percentage, so long as you understand the consequences.

Compromise holds power By Jamie.Wandschneider


nprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” During George Washington’s farewell address, he warns that political parties will make our nation weaker not stronger. He wasn’t very far off. To be clear on one thing, this column isn’t intended to point fingers, but to talk about the entire government as a whole. When asked where I stand on the political spectrum, I respond by saying that I don’t follow either party. I have liberal views on certain issues and conservative views on others. When it comes to the different elections, I side with the candidate that I feel will best serve our country. Both parties are quite proud of their beliefs; which is a good thing. If they weren’t passionate about their beliefs then what is the point in having the party? But lately they have been getting too proud, which has led to a nasty streak of

extreme stubbornness. This stubbornness is overshadowing one of the key elements in any collaboration: the ability to compromise. This doesn’t mean they need to drop ideas, but they must try and find a middle ground where both can agree. Both parties want completely different things, but neither is willing to give in a little to the other party’s demands in order to get what they want. By not being able to compromise, laws don’t get passed and the whole process turns out to be a waste of time. For an easier perspective of how the government is acting, picture our government as a bird. Like all birds, it has two wings. There is a left wing (representing by the Democratic Party) and a right wing (representing the Republican Party). If our government is dominated by the left wing, our bird will not be able to fly, for it only has one wing. Same thing goes for having only a right winged government. Currently, our government has a mixture of both right and left winged members. Now our bird has potential to fly and be successful. But if the two wings, or parties, are not working together, the bird won’t be able

to get off the ground. This is what our government is experiencing. What we need is to have the wings working together and flap simultaneously. This will allow our bird to fly and be successful. Currently, the American people are suffering the consequences as a result of the lack of compromise. The government shutdown has affected all in some way shape or form. Americans employed by the government aren’t getting paid, families of soldiers who have died overseas aren’t receiving benefits, government websites have been shutdown, and even the “panda cam” has been turned off. If the shutdown continues, we will feel more of the consequences. Now how, exactly, did our government get like this? Every year, our government has to put together a spending plan that allows us to spend money. It relies on an agreement between both the president and the members of Congress. As a motivational tool, the threat of a government shutdown lingers if a plan has not been created by the set date. The shutdown will continue until an agreement has been made and the president has signed the spending bill. Currently in office, we

have a Democratic president and Senate at odds with a Republican House of Representatives. Each has entirely different views on what should go into the budget. Congress proposed a spending plan that would maintain our country’s spending levels, excluded funding for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Since the Democrats are pushing funding for this program, the spending plan did not get passed for the next fiscal year. Time ran out, and with no spending plan, funding was cut from different government programs. How does our government solve this problem and prevent future shutdowns? Simply by trying to find a middle ground with each other. This doesn’t mean that either party needs to move right or left, but to try and see the other’s point of view. Take Obamacare, for example, instead of the Republican Party completely shutting it out, maybe they can try to tweak it to fit their beliefs a little bit more. With that being said, the Democratic Party would need to agree if they wanted it passed. The same thing would go if the roles were reversed. That is what the power of compromise would do.


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STEPPING RIGHT IN International students swing onto golf team, into life at Iowa State By Mike.Randleman


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Nick Voke, freshman in kinesiology and health, from Auckland, New Zealand, leads the team in scoring with an average of 71.92.

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Ruben Sondjaja, freshman in sport management who is from Australia, is ranked third on the team with a scoring average of 72.58.

or an international golfer coming to play collegiately in the United States, the adjustment of higher-level competition can prove challenging. In the case of ISU freshmen golfers Ruben Sondjaja and Nick Voke, the biggest challenge may come off of the golf course. “I’ve never really seen snow my whole life,” said Sondjaja, a native of Sydney, Australia. “It’ll be an adjustment.” His teammate Voke is in a similar circumstance. “Where I’m from, you don’t get any snow,” said Voke of his home in Auckland, New Zealand. “It hasn’t snowed in about 60 years or so,” Aside from uncertainties for the impending Iowa winter, the two freshmen have adjusted quickly to golf in the United States. Sondjaja and Voke are core members of a top-40 college golf program at Iowa State, according to both Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. The two freshmen are first and third on the team in scoring, with Voke and Sondjaja recording stroke

averages of 71.92 and 72.58, respectively. “My year so far, I’ve played pretty consistent,” Voke said. “I don’t personally feel like I’ve played my best. I’d probably evaluate myself as a B or B- for how I’ve gone so far.” Voke has competed and posted qualifying scores in all four tournaments this season for the Cyclones, where he has yet to finish worse than a tie for 21st place individually. He has also recorded three top-10 finishes, including a season best tie for sixth-place at the Columbia Regional Preview. Sondjaja has also been a constant contributor for the Cyclones. He has mirrored Voke in posting qualifying scores in all four tournaments and recording his best finish thus far at the Columbia Regional Preview, where he tied Voke for sixth-place. Sondjaja has also finished inside the top 30 in each event, posted two top-10 finishes, and holds the team’s best individual round thus far. His final round score of 66 led to him tying for sixth place in Columbia, Mo. and was integral to the team’s second-place finish that week. “I think I’ve played pretty solid this year. There are lots of good signs, there’s been lots of potential in the game over the last few weeks,” Sondjaja said. “I still need to fine-tune a few things, but I think Nick and I have done pretty well this year as freshmen.” Both players demonstrated modesty regarding the state of their games and a desire for improvement, though ISU coach Andrew Tank has been pleased with what he has seen from his young players. “On the golf course, they’re

doing great. They’ve stepped right in, they’ve played well and they’re contributing. They’re having a huge impact on our team score,” Tank said. “Off the golf course, they’ve been equally as impressive about fitting in and getting to know Iowa State University and being good teammates.” Their transition has been aided, in part, from their teammates, particularly fellow Oceania natives Duncan Croudis and Sam Daley. “I’ve been good friends with Sam Daley; he’s from Queensland [Australia] and I knew of him. I played with him in the junior ranks back at home, so that definitely helped influence my decision [to come to Iowa State],” Sondjaja said of Daley, a junior on the team. The two Aussies will play together in the Spirit International later this fall, a team event in Texas that will feature top amateurs from 20 countries. Croudis, senior from Dunedin, New Zealand, has played a role in Voke’s college selection as well as adjusting to life in Ames. Voke’s first exposure to the ISU golf program was through hearing about Croudis at Iowa State and reading articles about his progress. Croudis has had an impact early in shaping the beginning of Voke’s time at Iowa State. “[He’s] just like a big brother to me, he takes care of me. I can stay over there whenever, use his car and everything,” Voke said. “It’s been really helpful.” Sondjaja and Voke are both expected to compete in the team’s final tournament of the year at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate on Oct. 26 and 27.

Cyclones run toward dreams of Big 12 tournament play By Alex.Gookin She is halfway there, but for the first time in ISU coach Wendy Dillinger’s tenure, her soccer team’s Big 12 tournament hopes are not living on a prayer. Just more than half way through Big 12 play, the Cyclones are sitting tied for fifth place with a 1-3-1 conference record. Kansas (0-2-1) and Oklahoma (0-4) sit behind the Cyclones, who would likely clinch a spot in the tournament with a win in any of their three remaining games. Dillinger, in her sixth season as coach, has never lead the Cyclones to a Big 12 tournament appearance. “It’s about time,” Dillinger said. “We’ve been playing well throughout the league. ... I think the consistency is much improved, and I think we are hitting stride.” Last season through five conference games, the Cyclones were 1-4. The team allowed an average of two goals per game but were only scoring one goal per game. Both of those numbers have improved this season. Dig even deeper, and the differences of one season are even bigger. In eight conference games last season, the Cyclones recorded three losses by three goals or more. The team has not lost by more than two through five games this season. ISU coach Tony Minatta, in

his second year as an assistant, sees one key difference from last year’s team that has gotten the Cyclones to this point. “The biggest thing is having a consistent group that plays together on defense,” Minatta said. “Any back line that is cohesive is much better than [individual] talent. It just helps that their all very talented as well.” Minatta credited the additions of freshmen Kourtney Camy and Madi Ott as vital pieces to the defense’s success. Paired with the senior leadership of Jessica Reyes and Meredith Skitt, Minatta thinks highly of this Cyclone defense. “I’d put them up there at the top [of the Big 12],” Minatta said. “I think our outside backs have the ability to go forward [and] I haven’t seen a lot of teams with the same ability. I may be biased, but I’d put us right up there at the top.” The Cyclones currently sit at eighth out of nine in the Big 12 in goals allowed, although the team is first in saves. The Cyclones have already faced three of the top four Big 12 teams in goals per game. With three games remaining on their eight-game conference schedule, two of the Cyclones’ opponents, Oklahoma State and TCU, average less than one goal per game. Baylor (8-3-3, 1-2-1) is third in the conference with 1.25 goals per game. TCU also allows 1.4 goals per game, a statistic that favors



the Cyclones. The Cyclones are 7-0 when scoring at least two goals in games this season. Freshman forward Koree Willer helped get ISU into the scoring mood against Oklahoma, scoring the first goal of the game before assisting Emily Goldstein on two of her three goals. With three games remaining and the Big 12 tournament in sight, Willer hopes to see more of the same. “I think [Emily] and I can make that happen every game,” Willer said of her performance against Oklahoma. “She’s really smart with her positioning, almost sneaky with the defender and can get the ball to me. We both have that forward mentality and know what kind of balls each of us like to each other.” Willer, who leads the team in assists and is second in goals and points, is Dillinger’s offensive MVP of the season, so far. Defensively, she credits the entire unit as being most valuable, claiming if one piece is missing, it throws off the balance. The Cyclones get the most generous part of the schedule as the season winds down, with two home games and a week break between each game. The team has not had a full sevenday break between games since the season started in August. As for team goals, the Big 12 tournament is only the first step to success. “Our main goal at the beginning of the season was getting to the Big 12 tournament,”

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No. 2 Koree Willer fights off a Kansas player for possession during the 0-0 double overtime tie on Oct. 4 in Ames. With three games left in the regular season, Willer leads the ISU team in assists and is second in points.

Willer said. “We’ve struggled with that in the past and to know that we are almost there is huge. It’s not like we have said,




‘Wow, we’ve reached our goal,’ but we have competed with these teams all year and hopefully move past that.”



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Producer Baauer to ‘shake’ M-Shop By Cole.Komma

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Alternative rock band Seabird, who used the innovative website Kickstarter to fund their newest record, will be playing at the M-Shop Tuesday Oct. 22. The piano-rock band is passionate about being able to have interaction with their fans during the production of their music and their live shows.

Seabird flies to Iowa State Band releases 3rd album with help from Kickstarter By Michael.Zaten After using Kickstarter to release its latest album, the alternative rock band Seabird will play live Tuesday, in the Maintenance Shop, as backed up by the groups Abandon Kansas and Clemency. Hailing from Independence, Ky., Seabird is made up of the two brothers, Aaron and Ryan Morgan, and Jason Gann. “We’re a piano rock band, but piano doesn’t define us as a whole,” Aaron said. “I write everything on piano. My brother, Ryan, plays guitar. He and I have really similar musical tastes. When I write a song, he seems to know what the guitar should be doing. We have this great dynamic between us. It’s high energy, pretty dynamic rock ‘n’ roll.” The band got its start when keyboardist/ lead singer Aaron was just a teenager playing piano by himself in 2004. “I’ve been writing songs since I was 16 or

17,” Morgan said. “My wife, who I was dating at the time, her sister’s boyfriend heard me play these songs. ... He approached me one time and asked me if I wanted to start a band together. I was kind of nervous.” Aaron eventually came around to the idea, and the newly formed music group soon was joined by Aaron’s brother, Ryan. Seabird took second in a Cincinnati battle of the bands competition and played several live performances before the year was up. “Having never performed onstage before, we were really excited about the response that we got from the audience and the judges,” Morgan said. “We thought we should keep trying this and see what happens.” “We continued to play locally,” Morgan said. “It was about a year after that we had an opportunity to showcase for EMI, [a record label out of Nashville,] and we signed with them about a year after forming the band.” Under that partnership, Seabird released several EPs and two records. Their debut album, “‘Til We See the Shore,” presented the lead single “Rescue.” That track spent several weeks at No. 1 on TVU Music Television’s “Most Wanted” and was featured on promos for ABC’s “Pushing Daisies.”

Seabird released their third album independently using Kickstarter, a website for projects to raise funds completely by fan support. “We wanted to do something independently, so we put it to our fans,” Morgan said. “We thought what better way to have our fans say, ‘We want this record,’ than to have them back it? We did and raised around $41,000. We used that to make our record in a way that we thought was really unique, and to give our backers rewards that they couldn’t get elsewhere.” Kickstarter was named “One of the Best Inventions of 2010” by Time, and the site has been quickly gaining recognition for the opportunities it opens up for both up-and-coming musicians and their audiences. “[Kickstarter] tears down this wall between artist and fan,” Morgan said. “It allows the fan to have more input and direct interaction with the artist. We’ve always wanted to be the most approachable band ever. We’re not any different than anybody else; we’re just guys making music.” Tickets are available at the M-Shop box office, by phone or at, at $15 or $10 with an ISUCard, and a $2 day-of surcharge.

With deep bass drops and rhythmic drum-machine claps, producer Baauer makes his way to the Maintenance Shop in the Memorial Union. Baauer is well-known for his “Harlem Shake,” which spurred a slew of viral videos. The “Harlem Shake” videos often feature one individual starting the “dance” while, after the beat drops, the rest of the people begin to dance as well. Larry Fitzmaurice, of Pitchfork, praised Baauer’s single. “The irresistible appeal of ‘Harlem Shake’ owes almost everything to the type of menacing, world-smashing bassline that would cause even the ‘Cloverfield’ monster to shudder in his gills,” Fitzmaurice said. Baauer’s success with “Harlem Shake” has gained him a cult following that joined up with his fans of his first single, “Iced Up,” released in 2011. The show is at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Tickets are $20 for the public and $15 for students.

The irresistible appeal of ‘Harlem Shake’ owes almost everything to the type of menacing, world-smashing bassline that would cause even the ‘Cloverfield’ monster to shudder in his gills.” Larry Fitzmaurice, of Pitchfork

Choral ensemble aims to captivate audience By Devin.Wilmott With a repertoire ranging from early Renaissance to contemporary, the Iowa State Singers will preform its first concert this season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in the Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall. The 71-student mixed choral ensemble will present a varied repertoire with 10 pieces, from composers such as Hans

Leo Hassler, Rene Clausen, Josef Rheinberger and Stacy Gibbs, among others. “It is my hope, in a large sense, that we can change lives by taking people away and giving them something between those minutes they are there that somehow alters their life by the beauty or entertainment,” said James Rodde, director of the Iowa State Singers. Rodde, director of choral activities at Iowa State, has di-

rected ensemble since 2000. Additionally, he conducts the 130-voice Iowa Statesmen and teaches choral conducting and literature. Rodde led his choirs in performances at several national conventions and music conferences. He and his wife, Kathleen Rodde, have paired up to create a 400-student choral program at Iowa State. The choirs are composed of students from many different majors.

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unified sense of ensemble and tone production. One main goal of the choir is to “sing expressively all the time,” Rodde said. “It is our goal as singers to try and go to a profound place in music and, if we can, give the audience a picture of some sort of profound, beautiful place they can visit with us that leaves them feeling better,” Rodde said. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and can be purchased at the door.


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“We are very proud of all our programs,” Rodde said. “I am just very proud of the entire program we have here. [The Iowa State Singers] is a portion of it, and it is my hope people can come and, hopefully, be taken away for a few moments through the music that we present.” The ensemble goes on a regional tour every year in addition to its local performances. The group also has traveled internationally, establishing a




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>>VISAS p1 national students at Iowa State are F visa holders. F visa holders can work for up to 12 months after their studies through an optional practical training. The process of obtaining either visa has to be planned well in advance before arrival in the United States. After being admitted at an U.S. institution, those seeking F visas will be issued a document called an I-20. A student’s personal information has to be entered in a system called


the Student Exchange Visitor Information System, or SEVIS. The I-20 is a paper record of personal information. “Students will have to pay a fee to the program that runs SEVIS and, with a receipt of that and the I-20, make an appointment at an U.S. embassy or consulate in their home country,” Huth said. “Then they go there and apply for a visa.” Those seeking J visas receive a document similar to an I-20 called a DS 2019. Applying for any visa means

by not notifying, they almost caused more of a panic just because no one knew what was going on. They just saw the bomb squad van.” Emma Welch, senior in psychology, said she was surprised by the absence of an emergency alert. Welch said she was in the Hub when it was evacuated at about 10:30 a.m. She received information from Facebook, Twitter and the Iowa State Daily. Welch also said she posted her own updates from behind the yellow tape. As for the use of social media to inform students and staff about the emergency, Van Ryswyk said it has been a helpful tool in solving investigations. “Social media is going to move beyond our control, so we have to work with it. We can’t stop rumors. We can’t stop false information. We can send out correct information,” Van Ryswyk said. “I made the decision to put it out there and see if anyone recognizes it.” Van Ryswyk said he would like to thank the community for being so understanding and respectful in cooperating with ISU Police. He also said he would like to remind students that if they see a suspicious item, contact the police immediately. “It’s better safe than sorry,” Van Ryswyk said.

“This was a small item in a very controllable area of campus, so instead of alarming all 34,000 of us plus faculty and staff, let’s just isolate this area,” Van Ryswyk said. “The alert was the tape and the officers.” Van Ryswyk also said ISU Police received criticism for not using the ISU Alert system and not notifying the large number of people on the alert system. Hacker said, however, that ISU Police and university administration do not want to overuse the alert system and desensitize students. “It’s a lose-lose situation: When the fire alarm goes off, people tend to think it’s a false alarm,” Van Ryswyk said. “We don’t want them to ever think that ISU Alert is a false alarm,” Katie Larkin, senior in child, adult and family services, said she heard about the incident through a notification on the ISU website that led her to ISU Police’s Twitter page. “I think they did a good job at keeping everyone updated,” Larkin said. But Larkin did say she would have appreciated an emergency alert. “I think if they call in a bomb squad, the whole university should have been notified,” she said. “I think

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going into the embassy or consulate for an interview with an officer. “First, I was kind of nervous because I saw some people who were talking longer and their officer would be walking out and around,” said Rocio Aviles, sophomore in industrial engineering and international ambassador from Guatemala. Both F and J visas are nonimmigrant visas. “Students are not supposed to be coming with the intent of staying according to the regula-

>>WATERGATE p1 gives you some sense of the era.” The lecture will present the constitutional responsibilities of Congress when there is high crime and misdemeanors. The constitutional responsibilities are included to ensure there are no high crimes and misdemeanors while in office. McCormick said that prior to Watergate there was a notion of an imperial presidency. “The president could do what he wanted, and the public would support

>>SHUTDOWN p1 it of governing by crisis,” Obama said. The bill also requires a long-term budget plan agreement by mid December. “Americans want not a focus on politics, not a focus on elections, but a focus on the concrete steps that can improve their lives,” Obama said. “Once this agreement lands on my desk, I will sign immediately. ... We have a need to earn back the trust of the people.” According to the Department of the Treasury, the govern-

it,” McCormick said. Since Watergate, there has been added skepticism and intolerance from the public toward presidential actions, and the episodes of Watergate reduced the level of trust in the government, McCormick said. “I think it made the public more skeptical and more questioning of presidential actions,” he said. The Watergate scandal led to President Richard Nixon leaving office. In addition to the panel discussion, a reception will be at 3:30 p.m. at Parks Library recognizing the gift to Iowa State of a collection

ment could have run out of money to pay its bills if the debt limit were not raised. After approval by the Republican-led House, the legislation will be sent to Obama to be signed by the end of Thursday. “We will get our House in order for the long term,” Obama said. “I’m eager to work with anyone.” According to the bill, the federal employees impacted by the 16-day shutdown will receive back pay as soon as practicable.


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tions,” Huth said. “The officers in those interviews are supposed to start with the assumption that you do want to stay. The burden is placed on the applicant to prove that they do not. ... But, in reality that plays in different ways. It is not as intense as it sounds.” Aviles agreed that his interview was not too intense. “The officer asked me what my plans were, where I wanted to go and why,” Aviles said. “I don’t remember having a lot of trouble with [obtaining my visa].” Once students finish the


interview, they will leave their passport behind at the embassy. The staff will do a security check and then stamp the appropriate visa into the passport. After two or three weeks, the student will receive his or her passport in the mail and then may enter the United States for study. The duration of those visas depends on the degree level the student is seeking. A 60-month visa is the standard for a bachelors degree, a 24-month visa for a master’s degree and five- or seven-year visas for a doctorate.

of Mezvinsky’s legislative and public service papers. The collection contains papers from the U.S. House Judiciary Committee during the hearings of Watergate. McCormick said the papers will add a wealth of importance to research at Iowa State. “The documentary evidence will give one member’s participation in the whole Watergate process back in 1973 to 1974 and, particularly, as it relates to the impeachment that took place in the House Judiciary committee in 1974,” McCormick said.

Another provision in the bill — one requiring the government to confirm the eligibility of people affected by the Affordable Care Act — was labeled by Democrats and the White House as a minor issue. “I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done,” Obama said. “There is a lot of work ahead for us.” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the fight against Obamacare will continue. With the bill passed, the Congress will have to

Watergate events Open house and reception recognizing the gift of former U.S. Rep. Edward Mezvinsky’s legislative and public service papers ■■ 3:30 p.m. at Parks Library

“Watergate Forty Years Later: What Lessons Have We Learned?” panel discussion ■■ 8 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union

revisit it in a few months. “It was not America’s finest moment,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Boehner said Wednesday that he would allow a vote in the House on a new Senate deal on debt and spending. “The U.S. faces a problem bigger than any deadline: $17 trillion debt,” said Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. “I’m disappointed Dems wouldn’t compromise to avoid the looming debt debacle.” Obama is set to give a statement about the budget crisis at 10:35 a.m. Thursday.



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Horoscope Today’s Birthday (10/17/13) It’s a highly educational year. Study, research, take classes, and participate in conferences. Experience cultural differences first hand. Nurture your financial garden, and with regular care savings grow. Next spring and summer profits bloom. Cultivate networks through social fun. Change arises in your inner circle. Adapt gracefully, and embrace new partnerships. Follow your heart. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

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Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is an 8 -- You’re entering a two-day, profitable responsibility phase. Don’t let loved ones dip into the piggy bank. Delegate to a perfectionist. Venture outside your safe zone. Adapt, as necessary. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 7 -- Research thrives today and tomorrow. Wait for a better time to shop. A possible financial surprise could arise. New opportunities present themselves. Accept new team members. Select harmonious surroundings. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7 -- There’s a choice to make. Be prepared. A penny saved is one earned. Play to win! Ask for help. Accept stern coaching. Opposites attract even more so now. Get something you’ve longed for.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 7 -- Time out for recreation! You’ve been doing a good job, so celebrate. Make life easier. Schedule time to relax. Be respectful of possibly unstable conditions. There’s more money coming in. Keep a backup plan. A surprise could arise.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 7 -- Turn your attention to practical matters. Investigate a fascinating possibility. Figure out what you need to learn, today and tomorrow. Steer clear of arguments. Don’t waste your money. Your time’s valuable.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 7 -- Play with longrange plans. Don’t try out a new idea now. More practice is required. Do what it takes to finish a job on time. Postpone travel. Household issues demand attention now. Pursue an unusual interest.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an 8 -- The pace slows for a few days. Be sensitive in a potential conflict. Negotiate terms. Follow through on what you said earlier. Take notes on ideas, and draw what you’ve seen in your mind. Estimate how much money you’ll need.


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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is an 8 -- A brilliant insight propels your studies. You’re on a roll with a fascinating thread. Relax and enjoy it. Your partner or mate may want to be more directive for the next few days. Clean up messes. Be receptive. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is an 8 -- It’s a high productivity day. Keep costs low. It’s not a good time to discuss finances. A surprise pops up, from a loved one or child, including a happy ending. If it comes out wrong, try again.

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