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By Jesse.Taylor More students and faculty are making their way to campus each day than ever before. While some walk or bike, others must ride a bus or drive to their destination.

Currently, commuter lots located at the Iowa State Center serve students, faculty and guests of the university free of charge. While this complimentary service is ideal for most, it may no longer be financially feasible. The free commuter lots are

managed by the Iowa State Center, the Athletic Department and the Department of Public Safety parking division. Over the past year, the DPS parking division spent approximately $310,000 to fund the lots. “Last year about $50,000 was

spent on maintaining the lots through snow removable, crack filling, line painting and seal coating, with no revenue brought it,” said ISU Parking Director Mark Miller. Additionally, the DPS parking




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Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily While this complimentary service is ideal for most, it may no longer be financially feasible. The DPS spent approximately $310,000 to fund the lots.

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CALS Week celebrates success Mia Zewert Daily Staff Writer The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences wrapped up its annual CALS Week. “It was truly a reunion for everyone and a great celebration of success for our college,” said Darrin Rahn, CALS student council president. Over 5,000 people were served throughout the week through the free meals offered every day on campus. The CALS Week Committee was also able to bring in a variety of lecturers for the week. Included was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, who spoke on global food insecurity. Vilsack’s lecture was so well attended that extra chairs had to be brought in seat everyone. “Our council is always looking for ways to improve and make future CALS Weeks better,” said Carly Cummings, member of the CALS Week committee. The CALS Week committee is already making plans for next year. “We would ideally like to feed more students and get many more industry professionals involved with our college’s celebration for next year,” Cummings said.

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HOMECOMING: A week of Food on Campus Ashley Olberding, junior and member of the CySquad, and Leah Houg, senior and member of SALC, serve up Hy-Vee Chinese food to students and faculty on Central Campus.

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BOWLING: Tournament held for Homecoming A Kappa Sigma house representative bowls to win during the Homecoming bowling tournament. The event is held in conjunction with other Homecoming events throughout the upcoming week.

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ISU Dining has been an active proponent for sustainability on campus by implementing a composting system to save waste from landfill and making it into soil supplement. “Compost system is important because it’s sustainable. Our university is driven towards [the] Green Movement and trying to find sustainable ways of living,” said Cameron Aisenbrey, communication specialist of ISU Dining. Ainsbrey said all foods are  compostable including both pre- and postconsumer wastes. Also, the napkins ISU  Dining uses are made of a natural material  that chemically breaks down when it is composted. Wastes in dining centers  basically consist of pre-consumer and  postconsumer waste. Pre-consumer wastes are materials that were discarded before they were ready for consumer use, such as carrot tops or potato skins. Whatever discarded after consumption is considered post-consumerwastes. These go through the stream line where employees sort things out. Everything that is compostable goes though the pulper, the machine which

runs water through the waste, condenses it down and makes it solid in the bottom of the pulper. This composting system saves all the biodegradable waste from landfills, where it would end up otherwise. By  composting, the waste becomes valuable, soil nitrogen-rich material. The finished compost is used by Iowa State for greening up campus. “When the university compost facility site was built, it gave us, and a number of people in the area an option too, instead of wasting food or putting everything to garbage, give it to them and  have it returned to campus. It’s an opportunity to reuse that, and be more sustainable with our food waste.” The compost is blended with sand and soil to create amended soil. The amended soil is used for landscaping, new construction projects, around existing buildings and within planting beds. The composting system at Iowa State for organic waste materials was  constructed in 2008. “We are looking for a good carbon-nitrogen ratio, you want that is a ratio that microbes in the manure just occur naturally. When you get the right ratio, it starts to break the materi-


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Celebrity News Notes and events. New Lily gets handsy with Sofia Vergara The actress who took on the role of Lily on “Modern Family” is making adults jealous. During an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ show Friday, Jesse Tyler Ferguson — who plays one of Lily’s dads on the ABC comedy — told the host that 4-year-old Aubrey Anderson Emmons had a hard time keeping her hands off Vergara’s assets. He also reiterated that the casting decision was because they wanted a child “who would be more participatory” in the scenes. On her first day, Emmons “was obsessed with Sofia’s area,” he says, referencing Vergara’s chest. “She was just like poking and prodding. All the stagehands were like, ‘Aw, man, that’s a lucky little girl.’”

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WEDNESDAY Feeding the World, Sustaining the Planet — Jonathan Foley When: 7 p.m. What: Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton directs the Center on Congress, a non-partisan educational institution. Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union

American Foreign Policy after Iraq and Afghanistan — Lee Hamilton When: 8 p.m. What: Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of the Minnesota, where he focuses on global environmental systems. Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union

ISU DINING: Celebrate an American pastime Cindy Gilland, face painter for Princesses & Pirates, paints Maggie Shirley, junior in psychology, at Conversations dining center during the “A Tribute To America’s Pastime” event Monday.

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An individual reported being harassed by an acquaintance at Maple Hall (reported at 8:00 p.m.). Morgan Miller, of 164E University Village, reported theft of an electronic device; the incident occurred more than one week ago at the Union Drive Marketplace (reported at 9:01 p.m.).

In the photo of a group chanting during Yell Like Yell in the Homecoming special section of yesterday’s Daily, it was incorrectly stated that some of the people were members of Tau Kappa Alpha. They are actually members of Tau Kappa Epsilon. The Daily regrets the error.

Daniel Schuelzky, 23, 112 Hickory Drive, was arrested on a probation violation warrant and additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at the Design College; he was transported to the

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

Story County Justice Center (reported at 4:23 a.m.). Officers assisted another agency with a criminal investigation at the Armory (reported at 12:55 p.m.). A computer that was reported stolen Sept. 27 was returned to the owner by a friend at Willow Hall. The theft case is closed as unfounded (reported at 3:10 p.m.). Vehicles driven by Jason Messer and Charles Lee were involved in a property damage collision (reported at 3:46 p.m.). Two patrons reported the theft of items from a hallway at Beyer Hall (reported at 8:37 p.m.).

Officers responded to a fire alarm and discovered flooding due to a sprinkler head activation (reported at 9:25 p.m.).

Sept. 29 A resident reported being assaulted by an acquaintance earlier in the day at Wallace Hall. The matter will be referred to the Dean of Students because the victim does not desire prosecution (reported at 12:16 a.m.). Graeme St. Clair, 20, and Kyle Van Drie, 19, both of 6338 Frederiksen Court, were arrested on warrants held by the Story County Sheriff’s office; they were transported to the Story County Justice Center (reported at 1:07 a.m.).

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>>COMPOST.p1 als downright. “You stand here, you can smell it, but it’s not like ‘oh my god’, overpowering. That’s because you have the right ratio of carbon-nitrogen, moisture and good poor space of oxygen. Everything should be working right to break down.” “If I have questions or things I’m not sure, I run to ask what he thinks. There are a lot of stuff I get on my own, the stuff I haven’t tried yet, so I try to do it and see if it works for me. It’s kind of like researching on my own.” What happens to the compostable wastes after they are dumped into the compost trashcan? In Iowa  State University, the compostable wastes in  trashcan are dumped to a truck, and taken to ISU  Compost Facility, which is located southwest of Ames. Any truck that comes into the ISU compost facility, it has to go through a special balance, which looks like an ordinary narrow road. Beside the road, a cabin with weightindicator is there for the driver to read the number, and before and after wrote the two numbers down inthe

cabin. The purpose of doing this is to trackdown the wastes from different departments andcenters around Iowa State, and send bills to the right places. Inside of the compost facility, you will immediately see 7 huge hoops. Steve Jonas, the manager of ISU compost facility told me that those hoops are for storage.They are 80 feet wide, 140 feet long and 38 feet tall. Also, you will immediately smell something different, unlike what you think: The compost does not smell too bad. The first thing of composting is to take the materials from the waste hoop, Jonas said, and put them into a dump cart or a wagon and take it to another hoop to mix the materials withcorn stalk, leaves, and manures from ISU Dairy Farm, which is located nearby the facility. After that, he needs to keep the long narrowpile called wind-row turned and aeratedperiodically until the whole process finishes. Steve Jonas is driving the tractor to mix the wastes with corn stalk and leaves so as to keep the pile in an aerobic environment. During this time period, microorganisms in the

mixture start to work by themselves. With all the spots in the pile that fresh air can get in, oxygen keeps working, so it stays aerobic. Aerobic bacteria work faster than anaerobic bacterial. Anaerobic bacteria are the things that create odor. When the wind-row oxygen comes in, so the odor off. That’s reason why the overpowering smell turns people off. 13 weeks later, the compost gets turned, everything including foods, napkins, cornstalk, etc. breaks down. It’s getting smaller and smaller, the smell gets lighter and lighter. The whole process from start to finish takes about 16 weeks, Jonas said. When it is ready, the straight compost can be mixed up with different ratios of different soils or other materials to make it specific for different grasses, trees or other plants. According to Jonas, the ISU compost facility is also working with campus services to figure out what ratio of material is best for what. Now it’s ready to be mixed with other materials for nurturing plants. Specialist at ISU Agriculture-Extension Kapil Arora helps Jonas and other mem-

bers of ISU compost facilities with technological and scientific questions. The facility got approval of wholesaling, so it also sells the compost to state nursery, private companies such as landscaping companies. Accoring to Cameron, Nancy Levandowski, director of campus dining services, made great contributions to the application of composting facilities. She has cared about sustainability and the Green Movement since she got here, he said. Students also get  involved in the process. The collaboration between ISU dining administration and groups of  students push forward to making ISU Dining more sustainable every year. Cameron said, at Iowa State, “we also do things sustainably in retail and catering services. In  retail, we donate the items in plastic containers that are not being eaten at the end of the day to First Food Program, which gives people who are not fortunate enough to buy meals. ISU Dining also caters football and baseball games. Foods catered there are composted as well.

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Texas should keep politics out of science It is a sad time we live in when scientific findings are censored and silenced in favor of personal or political biases. This is most apparent in the example of Texan officials unofficially editing an environmental report. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has a contract with the Houston Advanced Research Center to report on the state of Galveston Bay, but their recent paper was too full of references to climate change, destruction of wetlands or sea level to pass muster. It’s probably not surprising, considering that the TCEQ has several top officials appointed by Rick Perry, who shares similar views on climate change. The vice-president of the Houston Advanced Research Center said that the writers had already tried to make the paper as uncontroversial as possible. They tip-toed around the question of whether climate change was human-influenced and wrote a broad review of peer-reviewed studies and findings by the group. But even this seemed to cross a line. The reference to the sea level rising five times faster than average, a fact, was deleted by officials at TCEQ. Not a scientific opinion or a proposed hypothesis, but a fact that the Texas officials found to be too controversial. It was clear before that Perry and those in his administration were antiscience — they have been quite vocal when it comes to opposing evolution, climate scientists and environmentalists. Now, the administration in Texas has gone as far to remove facts they disagreed with from a scientific report. Once the scientists involved discovered that portions had been deleted, every single one removed their name from the paper. Not surprisingly, they wanted no part of the corrupted version of their paper. Science isn’t something where you can pick and choose the facts you like and the facts you don’t. And whether the TCEQ officials like it or not, a group of researchers have concluded that the sea level in the Galveston Bay is rising. No amount of editing will change that fact. TCEQ’s claim that the report was “inconsistent with current agency policy” is a shallow cover-up for saying “we didn’t like what you found, so we’re ignoring it.” When scientific findings don’t line up with your current policies, you change the policies, not the science. This kind of scientific denialism is characteristic of Perry and his supporters. Perhaps environmental policies should be based on facts. Perhaps the TCEQ should look into the scientists’ Galveston Bay findings before bringing personal politics into it. Editorial Board

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Photo: DJ Freesmeier/Iowa State Daily LGBTA Alliance & Friends had an ice cream social and open house on Aug. 31. Students were able to play games and visit information booths while enjoying free ice cream, all the while learning about the alliance and its benefits.

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ecently, Elmhurst College in Illinois has received applause for planning to ask the question on its college applications, “Would you consider yourself to be a member of the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered] community? Yes, no, or prefer not to answer.” LGBT advocates have been applauding Gary Rold, admissions dean for Elmhurst, as a pioneer for wanting to add the sexual orientation question to the applications. I do not see why the question is something to be applauded. The advantages to the question seem to be: creating lists of students eligible for LGBT scholarships, dorm assignments to make a more “comfortable” living atmosphere and increasing potential diversity of the campus through being seen as LGBT friendly. But some negatives are attached to those advantages. Dorms in college tend to have a fairly random assignment overall, so making someone who is not homosexual live with someone that is could make for some awkward situations, what with the close proximity. But why should that be accommodated for? Why should the option to live with someone more friendly to LGBT be offered when the option to live with someone more party oriented, more political, more gaming oriented, more studious, more any given thing under the sun, not be offered? Those options are just as relevant for “comfortable” living in what are frequently the closequarters of dorm living. And isn’t moving a gay student into a room

By Gabriel.Stoffa that doesn’t have someone readily flying a rainbow flag just giving in to the unnecessary feelings of uncomfortability some folks feel toward those in the LGBT community? Why make it easier for students to continue to avoid or even dislike someone because of their sexual orientation? Why make it less of a chance that someone unfamiliar with those leading LGBT lifestyles to be paired with someone that thinks they are uncomfortable with them and miss out on what could be a enlightening and marvelous friendship? And why stop there? Why not ask students if they are “ginger” friendly, or if they are supportive of Islamic beliefs? Gingers aside, there are a fair number of students that would not be comfortable living with a Muslim, and should colleges make it easier for people to shun them? Moving on, a diverse campus is a rewarding experience for most college students, and making a campus more attractive to potential students when applying for colleges is sound business sense. But the business sense is all I can see. Diversity on a campus is a pleasant side-effect of not discriminating. If someone is gay, they shouldn’t be choosing a college because it is known for being

gay friendly, they should choose a college because it offers the type of education they are looking for. Yes, being comfortable at college is important to being successful to a degree. Yes, there are many college students that are shy or hesitant to openly declare their sexual orientation. But again, those factors are something the student needs to overcome. Those difficulties can be partially if not completely alleviated through interaction with clubs and groups that address their particular worries. If someone feels discrimination is occurring by a school, then they should file complaints accordingly. As to scholarships, well, I will come right out and say every person — be they straight, gay or bisexual — should apply for every tuition discount or scholarship offered to those offered to the LGBT community. You see, there are a fair number of gay men I have known that had never actually had sexual intercourse with another man, but said they were gay. This is fine. If you say you are gay, you can be gay. That said, sex isn’t the qualifying characteristic of being homosexual or bisexual. Two girls fooling around once in college doesn’t make them gay any more than two guys doing the same thing, although society tends to declare the men as such and the women to be overlooked. My point is anyone could end up gay or might even find the same sex appealing and never act on it. With this in mind, why not apply for those LGBT scholarships even if you have no outright intention of being with your same sex? Why should someone be denied a

scholarship opportunity because they are 100 percent confident they are straight, as sexuality can take time to be noticed, even by the person in question? I am all for LGBT people living lives free from discrimination. I have many friends that are gay and bisexual, and it makes little difference to me what they choose to do behind closed doors. Applauding Elmhurst’s proposed sexual orientation question will also cause anxiety to some about what to answer. “If I answer ‘no,’ will the school think I hate gays?” “If I answer ‘prefer not to answer,’ could I be thought of as hiding my sexual orientation?” “If I answer ‘yes,’ but do not want to come out at this point, is the school going to inadvertently pressure me into coming out or accidentally out me by putting me on a list?” Sexual orientation has nothing to do with entering a college; for that matter neither does race or sex or age or disabilities. It is not the college’s place to offer special advantages for any person above another, all students are to be treated with equal opportunities. The opportunities for LGBT students should be made available through listings on web pages or handouts. But it is the students’ responsibility to seek out those opportunities. Life after college will not be so kind, and coddling them through college will not make life any easier.

Gabriel Stoffa is a graduate student in political science from Ottumwa, Iowa.


Language needs definition

I invested my Saturday considering what issues needed the most attention. At first my thoughts drifted from Washington to Wall Street, but they are only symptoms of a greater problem. Issues arise out of us and our communication, this is the problem we need to address. Our language and behavior has fallen in a bad way. Communication and interaction is critical, it can either create new problems or cure old ones. Currently we use a social language that polarizes problems and prevents us from breaking complex issues down into simple parts. As students we’re terrible about using social language; for an example, tune into what you hear between class. You’ll see what I mean. You’ll hear a lot of ambiguous conversation; euphemisms such as “like,” “you know” and “totally.” Statements without clear considered thoughts. We use them because they’re easy and they free us from clarifying what it’s “like” or what it is that “you know.” Our conversations rarely contain any clear, concise language. What’s more frequent are abstractions, indirections and litotes. Abstraction prevents direct discussion. Words like democracy and freedom are abstractions, we take their definition for granted. We use them without clarifying our definition, making them easy to apply as justification for any anything. You never have to confront another person and to defend your views, all you have to do is call “freedom,” and any who oppose are anti-freedom. Professors and students alike evade discussion by using obscured terminology. Indirections generalize subjects of debate. We discuss objects without saying about what or who we’re talking, without considering the parts. “The Democrats” just want to raise taxes, and those “Tea Partiers” are fascists. Complex

By Ryan.Peterson issues and groups are oversimplified, and as a result we destroy individuals and issues. We can’t defend or debate anything because we don’t know what we’re discussing. We don’t consider all the possible views because we only see two. Litotes are nice. Their use allows us to avoid making declarations. It’s “not like I don’t agree,” “I wouldn’t not say that” and “it was determined by Republicans.” The use of the negative, double negative and passive voice all free us from standing for or against anything. It’s as though we’d like to say, “this isn’t my idea, and I’m not responsible it.” Without responsibility, you can make any claim with impunity. You can’t actually prove anything right or wrong. The loss of clarity tyrannizes us. Politicians slip through vague terms and unclaimed statements, and we propagate it. We give social media, propaganda and ads their power by our inability to organize our own thoughts. Our ambiguous language has created ambiguous thoughts, and now we lack the language to fasten reality. We rally, but we don’t discuss. We argue, but we don’t use facts. To quote George W. Bush, “Either you’re with us, either you love freedom, or you’re with the enemy.” Sounds good and generates social energy, but it has no meaning and no power without clarity. Start talking, and stop using ambiguous

terms such as democracy, freedom, tyranny, socialism and fascism. Stop herding around rallies and simply start talking as individuals. The only real change you can create is at a local level. So start trying to change Iowa State. If you can change Iowa State, you can change the course of ISU students, and the students are the foundations for the future. If you debate with a single individual using clarity and precision, you’ve acted politically. You’ve helped inform their views, and that has more power than holding a sign. Change among individuals is exponential. It overturns propaganda and allows conversation to cure the issues. It’s slow, but true change is slow. We’ve suffered a disintegration for a decade, and it’ll take a decade to recover. Rallies and marches have a place, but they tend to function more socially than politically. They can create change, but only by polarizing and swinging the pendulum. They act in the flow of euphemisms and propel the problem. Break the groups into individuals, persuade each other and act politically. Or, act socially and create more tyranny with another mob. This weekend I thought critically as an individual. It was laborious, but it was worth it. Now you and I both know my views, and right or wrong, we can discuss them. We can’t fix anything by forming into a rally, but maybe we can get a few people to read our words, maybe we can generate a few individuals to respond and take responsibility for their words. I hope you invested some of your weekend in thought, and if you did, we want to hear what you have to say. Iowa State has heard my opinion, now let them hear yours.

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n immense amount of controversy has surrounded the Occupy Wall Street movement. The purpose of the movement depends upon your source of media; in fact, a large sect of mainstream media (and American society) has dismissed the movement as illegitimate and relegated it to a so-called “fringe movement” category because of the perceived lack of consensus and legitimate demands amongst the group. Protesters in the Occupy movement have been pinned as anything from a bunch of

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By Ahna.Kruzic unshowered, lazy hippies to disgruntled and confused college students who just don’t understand economics or capitalism. After spending some time at Occupy in New York, I can say from experience that protesters at the occupation come from many political ideologies and backgrounds. There were socialists, communists, libertarians, anarchists, democrats, tea partiers and the apolitical to name a few. Contrary to popular media portrayal, however, the protesters as a whole do have a simple unified message: we are fed up with the economic inequality in this country; it is simply outrageous and immoral. After returning from Occupy in New York, I attended the Occupy ISU event on Thursday of last week. A similar message was echoed: we’re sick of the economic inequality. We’re sick of large corporate powers increasing costs of services while accruing record profits, paying zero in federal income taxes, laying off workers and cutting benefits, and funneling money to politicians who support the pursuit of insane amounts of profit over the well-being of the rest of the country. Most of all, we are sick of the broken system that allows all of the former to occur. Though the message from protesters is clear and honest, the message given by the media is typically not. For example, KCCI’s coverage of the Occupy ISU event last Thursday was particularly troubling. The reporter stated that “their message is clear: They want an end to corporate power and influence, but would it really make a difference?” The reporter then poses the question, “Is corporate greed really to blame?” To answer the question, ISU business professor Tony Townsend is interviewed. Townsend articulates that it

is “misconceptions [regarding the nature of capitalism] that are fueling these protests.” Protestors were essentially framed as uninformed, uneducated students that just didn’t understand the nature of capitalism. To support his claim that protestors don’t understand the nature of capitalism, Townsend states that “American corporations are some of the most generous corporations on the planet.” I scoffed at this comment. How can you possibly call American corporations “generous?” Is it generous that the average American CEO makes 343 times the pay of American workers? Is it generous that this discrepancy is larger than in any developed country in the world? Is it generous that the average CEO pay of $11.4 million is 28 times the pay of the president of our country, 213 times the pay of members of our police force, 252 times what firefighters are paid, 225 times what we pay our teachers and an astounding 753 times the yearly pay of a minimum-wage earner? Can these corporations really be framed as generous when this disgusting level of pay has steadily increased throughout the recession hitting the lower to middle socioeconomic classes hardest? Between 1993 and 2008, the wealthiest 1 percent of individuals experienced 53 percent of income growth. Is that generous? Is it generous that 0.01 percent of individuals control 6 percent of the wealth in the country? CEO cash bonuses are triple what they were before the recession. Townsend, do you call “bringing in record profits while laying off workers and cutting pay and benefits” generosity? What about the $131 million salary CEO John Hammergren of the pharmaceutical distributor McKesson gave himself? Is that generous to anyone but himself? Since 2002, CEO pay has continually gone up, and corporations bring in recordbreaking profits while the pay of workers has remained stagnant or decreased, benefits are cut and jobs are eliminated resulting in record unemployment and poverty levels.

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In addition to the touting of American corporations’ generosity to support his claim that Occupy protestors just don’t understand capitalism, Townsend explains that it is “unfair to stereotype all corporations as … fueled by greed.” Really? Last I knew, American corporations are essentially obligated by law to be motivated by the accruement of monetary capital (otherwise known as greed). A CEO has a legal obligation to the shareholders of a corporation to pursue the highest amount of profit possible. If a CEO fails to do that, the shareholders may bring legal ramifications against that person. For example, if a CEO fails to eliminate enough jobs to increase profit by X amount, they may be sued. When the pursuit of money (an inanimate paper object) literally becomes legally more important than lives and well-beings of humans (living, breathing, feeling beings), I don’t think you can call an entity “generous.” According to Townsend, it is the “strange blanket condemnation of a society that has been able to create more freedom.” Townsend, is this what you call freedom? Is a society where the wealthy get wealthier at the expense of the middle and lower socio-economic statuses really free? Is freedom really having $40,000 in student loan debt, working 60-70 hours a week simply to get by and not being able to afford health insurance? In the current system, the people enjoying this freedom are disproportionately wealthy. Tony Townsend (and the rest of the world): We understand capitalism. We understand our situations a hell of a lot better than you do. We understand that capitalism is the pursuit of profit at the expense of everything else we know, cherish and rely on: our jobs, our health care, our retirement, our leisure time, our natural resources … our livelihoods. When KCCI asks, “Is corporate greed really to blame?” we can wholeheartedly answer with an enthusiastic “absolutely.” In one of the wealthiest nations in the world, there is absolutely no excuse for 43.6 million people and 20 percent of our children to be living in poverty. There is no excuse for the level of economic inequality to be at its highest since 1929. There is no excuse for letting 59 million fellow Americans go without health insurance. There is no excuse for us to allow 50 million people, including 17 million children, to go hungry while corporations make record profits, pay zero in federal income taxes, cut jobs and benefits, exploit workers and the environment, and funnel money to politicians that will look the other way. Is this really what the American Dream has been reduced to? Occupy Wall Street protestors seem to have a much better understanding of capitalism than you, Townsend.

Ahna Kruzic is a senior in sociology from Albia, Iowa.



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Defense starting over By Jake.Calhoun





First Lady to attend World Series opening game NEW YORK — Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are scheduled to attend the World Series opener in St. Louis on Wednesday night to honor military veterans. Major League Baseball announced Monday that it has dedicated Game 1 between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals to veterans and their families. The first lady and Dr. Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will participate in a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium as part of MLB’s Welcome Back Veterans program and Obama’s Joining Forces initiative. Before the game, the two will join representatives from MLB and the St. Louis Cardinals, including Hall of Famer and Army veteran Red Schoendienst, at the St. Louis VA Medical Center for a military family appreciation event. Obama and Biden also will participate in an interview on their Joining Forces initiative and answer questions submitted by fans through Facebook and Twitter. — The Associated Press

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Things could not get much worse for an ISU defense that was once known as the foundation of the team. The unit gave up 583 total yards to Missouri in a 52-17 loss for the Cyclones (3-3, 0-3 Big 12) on Saturday, coming one week after giving up 607 in a loss to Baylor. “I thought we tackled poorly for probably the first time Saturday down in Columbia,” said ISU coach Paul Rhoads. “But what [Missouri] did created a lot of space and too many holes. Even we had guys in gaps [where] there was space to operate.” The ISU defense is ranked 108th nationally in total defense, having given up at least 400 yards in its three losses and allowing 447.17 yards per game through six games. Iowa State has also given up 36.3 points per game and an average of 46 points in its three losses to Texas, Baylor and Missouri. Stopping the run has been difficult for the Cyclones, who have allowed a 100-yard rusher in four of six games. In the past two games, Iowa State has given up 129 rushing yards to Missouri’s Henry Josey and 200 to Baylor’s Terrance Ganaway. “Gap assignments, we’ve failed to execute some of those,” said defensive end Jacob Lattimer. “When we failed, the other team has

taken that opportunity, and they’ve gashed us.” Defensive coordinator Wally Burnham said Sunday that the missed assignments have partly been due to his players having to accommodate adjustments by the opposing offense on the fly. “They’d have the back out here and bring him in back in motion, we’d have to move and make adjustments on the run,” Burnham said. “It’s hard to get back to your gaps, get your reads when you’re doing it on the move and it becomes a very difficult situation.” No. 17 Texas A&M (4-2, 2-1) will pose a major threat to Iowa State on Saturday, averaging 227.7 rushing yards per game A&M running backs Christine Michael and Cyrus Gray have already combined for more than 1,000 yards on the ground, while they and quarterback Ryan Tannehill have combined for 17 rushing touchdowns. “If you’re going to stop the run, you’re going to have to have enough bodies up there to stop him,” Rhoads said. “We’ll work hard with some different looks to try to get that accomplished.”

“Anytime you lose a starter on the football team, certainly when you lose your starting tailback, it’s a negative with your football team,” Rhoads said. “James White has been doing a fantastic job taking over that position and as is always the case with the running back position, you better have a stable group of them and Jeff [Woody] and Duran [Hollis] are picking up the slack.” “Shontrelle, he’s a big-time running back,” said quarterback Jared Barnett. “He’s a great leader on and off the field. Not having him, I feel like it’s going to hurt us, but then we have a lot of depth in James White and Jeff Woody and Duran Hollis that can make up for what we lose in him.”

Texas Tech game time set Iowa State’s Oct. 29 matchup against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, will start at 6 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports Network.

Johnson out for remainder of season Shontrelle Johnson will likely be out for the remainder of the season, Rhoads said at his weekly news conference on Monday. Johnson sustained a neck injury in the Cyclones’ 37-14 loss to Texas on Oct. 1, prompting him to sit out the next two games.

Photo: Jake Lovett/Iowa State Daily Missouri running back Henry Josey breaks away from several ISU tacklers during the first half of Missouri’s 52-17 rout of the Cyclones on Saturday, Oct. 15. Josey led the Tigers with 129 yards on the ground, including a first-quarter touchdown.



Women’s coaches receive accolades Yesterday the ISU women’s basketball assistant coaches were recognized on CollegeInsider. com for what they have accomplished as an ISU coach. Associate coach Jack Easley and assistant coaches Jodi Steyer and Latoja Schaben were selected by the website as top 25 coaches in the nation. “To build a great program like we have at Iowa State you have to have a great team in all areas,” said ISU head coach Bill Fennelly in a news release. “I have that at Iowa State with a great staff and the recognition they received is well deserved. My staff defines what good assistants should be. They are loyal, hard working and knowledgeable. They have a true passion for teaching young people.” Easley is currently in his ninth year as a coach for the ISU squad and was listed at No. 13. Steyer, who is in her 10th season was listed as No. 16. Schaben, who is in her 15th season at Iowa State, was not ranked, but received honorable mention recognition. — Dean Berhow-Goll

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Handball SPORT: Soccer DEFINITION: When a soccer player attempts to touch the ball with hands rather than the rest of the body. Use: Against Oklahoma, the referee missed a handball that could’ve resulted in an penalty kick for the Cyclones.

Photo: Tim Reuter/Iowa State Daily Right side hitter Tenisha Matlock hits the ball back over to Baylor’s side during the game on Saturday, Oct. 15. Matlock had eight kills and scored a total of 12 points throughout the game.

Challenges ahead for Cyclones By David.Merrill Iowa State is going to be thankful for all the rest they have gotten the past two weeks. After a 3-0 sweep of Baylor, the road only gets tougher. Their next match is against Texas A&M on Saturday in College Station, Texas. The Aggies are fourth in the Big 12 while Iowa State sits on top of conference standings. The challenge is not going to stop there. Three of the next four matches for the Cyclones are against teams in the top half of the Big 12 standings. This includes rematches with No. 10 Texas and No. 22 Oklahoma on the road. Coach Christy Johnson-Lynch is aware of the challenges that face her team in the next few weeks. She feels it will be a good progress marker. “It’s good that we have our rest now, because it’s going to be a really tough grind over the next few weeks,” Johnson-Lynch said at the weekly press conference. “This will really tell us where were at.” Johnson-Lynch was especially impressed with the teams blocking effort. The Cyclones’ 13 total team blocks was the highest of the season. Freshman outside hitter Victoria Hurtt saw some playing time towards the end of the Baylor match and recorded a two kills and an assist. “The position where Hannah Willms, and sometimes

Victoria Hurtt, play has been starting to produce a little more, so that was good to see,” Johnson-Lynch said. Willms has seen her stats improve over the past two games. She finished with eight kills and eight blocks against Baylor. Willms also posted impressive numbers against Oklahoma with her career-high 13 kills. With all the time off in the past two weeks, JohnsonLynch has mixed feelings about having two straight bye weeks. “This week I do kind of wish we were playing, but I also like the rest,” Johnson-Lynch said. “In volleyball there is so much jumping, and it’s really hard on the body. [When that happens] you start to lose that pop. “At the same time, you don’t want to have so much time in between matches where the players start to lose their timing.” Another thing Johnson-Lynch has seen in the recent victories is offensive balance. In the victories over Baylor, Oklahoma, Kansas and a five-set loss to Texas, Iowa State has had four players with at least four kills. “Balanced offense can be good,” Johnson-Lynch said. “Right now, we’re seeing that some nights. I do think great teams have someone that can step up and carry the load every night.” So far this season, the most consistent player in attack has been senior outside hitter Carly Jenson. The Omaha, Neb., native is averaging 3.77 kills per set. She has racked up 234 total kills and is hitting .249. Her 234 total kills is fifth in the Big 12.


Photo: John Minchillo/ The Associated Press NBA Players Association President Derek Fisher speaks during a news conference on averting a lockout.

NBA lockout outshined: do we care? Does anyone realize that the NBA preseason was supposed to start already? Aside from hearing about the lockout on ESPN, did you know the first game was supposed to be over a week ago? A better question yet: at this point does anyone care? We didn’t think so. This is like a brother a sister fighting over who deserves the majority of the cookies in the cookie jar. It’s a joke and both sides are to blame. Allow us to try and put this into a simple perspective for we casual fans. The previous labor agreement was set up where they had to pay 57% of all basketball related income to players. What was also included in this was a tax. The owners believed this would help scare teams from overpaying players. It hasn’t. If anything, it’s become a regular thing and they don’t care. It appears as though they think in order to win, they have to overpay players., but what this does is create a league of ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’. The Lakers spend about 91 million on salaries and the Nuggets spend about 29 million. It’s no coincidence the Lakers won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010. The model just doesn’t work. So the change that needs to be made is that the number needs to come down to about 52 or an even 50 percent. Right now, players are making a lot of money playing on bad teams that are paying them because they have to use up that 57 percent. Try to tell us that it’s right that Baron Davis making 14.9 million per year compared to Dwayne Wade making 15.7 million per year is right. When Gilbert Arenas and Rashard Lewis are two of the top five paid players in the NBA, something needs to change. The bottom line here is that the NBA is a star-driven league. The NBA should reward these stars by paying them a little more. You take the money general managers would be overpaying to an average player and pay the star. That way teams don’t doom themselves for several years by being stuck with a bad player when they give them too long of a contract with too much money. You want to know why we haven’t heard from the Pacers for a while? In 2003 they gave Jermaine O’Neal $126 million over seven years. His salary would now be just as much as Kobe Bryant’s if he still played for them. You think those two players are similar in skill and marketability? We didn’t think so. The players and owners need to agree that time is of the essence at this point. They just came off one of the best-rated NBA seasons of all-time. They’re going to lose a lot of fans and more money if they don’t figure it out in a hurry. The system is flawed and they need to each make some compromises to fix it. The casual fan is who they want to win back. The only thing they’re doing now is making us resent them for being greedy. If they don’t stop pointing fingers and trying to make the other side look like the bad guy, it might be too late and then we casual fans are just going to keep enjoying our weekends watching football.

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Jeremiah Davis, Sports Editor Dean Berhow-Goll, Assistant Sports Editor Jake Calhoun, Assistant Sports Editor Dan Tracy, senior reporter

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Cyclones split weekend matches

CYCLONE HOCKEY Player of the Week #18 Brandon Clark

Clark scored a goal and two assists in the Cyclones' 5-3 victory Friday night over the Golden Grizzlies and was a steadying presence from the back end in Iowa State's 4-1 win over Oakland University on Saturday. The junior defenseman's three points led the Cyclones in scoring over the weekend, and he also led the team in ice time. The Cyclones are back in action at home this Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8:15 p.m. against the A r i z o n a Wildcats.

File photo: Jordan Maurice/Iowa State Daily Emily Hejlik races to the ball, defending against the powerful Oklahoma State attack Oct. 7 at the Leid Soccer Complex. Hejlik and the Cyclone defenders held the Cowgirls scoreless untill the final seconds of the game. Cyclones lost with a score of 0-1.

By Cory.Weaver The ISU soccer team split its matches last weekend against Oklahoma and Southeast Missouri State, but the Cyclones showed positive signs on Sunday for a possible Big 12 Tournament bid. On Friday, the Cyclones lost, 2-1, to Oklahoma in a matchup where both teams were previously winless in the conference, and a blown call could have reversed that result. “I just feel like we’ve had some bad breaks the past couple of weekends and in the Oklahoma game. There should have been called a handball in the first 10 minutes, and we could have been up 1-0,” said senior co-captain Emily Hejlik. Early on in the match, sophomore midfielder Meredith Skitt passed the ball to fellow sophomore Emily Goldstein, who then tried to cross the ball to forward Jennifer Dominguez. During that process, however, the ball hit a defender’s arm but the referee missed the play and instead of a penalty kick, the play resulted in a corner kick with the Cyclones failing to score. “That’s how soccer goes sometimes,” Hejlik said. “That’s how all sports go.”

After the game, Hejlik said coach Wendy Dillinger told the team to keep its head up and don’t dwell on the past. “You make your own luck, but we’ve had some bad breaks,” Hejlik said. “She reiterated just staying confident and working hard and control the controllables, and that’s all we can do.” On Sunday, the Cyclones faced a Southeast Missouri State team that they had beaten, 5-0, in preseason and continued the offense they left off with last time. The 2-0 victory was highlighted by a shutout performance from goalkeeper Maddie Jobe while the offense notched 23 shots as well. Goldstein said it was all about how they prepared mentally. “We just had a mind set that we needed to score, and we were just so offensively minded,” Goldstein said. “We knew that to win the next three games that we have ahead of us, we needed to start putting away goals and putting away shots on Sunday, so it was just preparation.” The true test for the Cyclones will be if they can replicate that offensive success against their final three conference opponents and that offensive mind set will be key in doing so. “Defense is a big thing, but these next three games are really going to be big,

and we need to score,” Goldstein said. “Defensively ... we’re good enough to where if we push up high enough and keep shooting and are just offensive-minded, we’re going to be able to not get scored on.” In previous years, the Cyclones had to finish in the top eight of the Big 12 in order to qualify. The same goes for this year, but after Nebraska and Colorado left the conference, only nine teams remain so they will be battling with Oklahoma for the final spot. “We never know what could happen with the next couple games, with how other results end up,” Goldstein said. “We just need to make sure we control our own destiny by winning these next three games, and maybe things will play out well and we could possibly make it to the tournament.” The Cyclones realize their toughest conference matches are behind them and the final three games are truly “win or go home” in terms of making the conference tournament. A “nothing to lose” mentality could work in Iowa State’s favor, according to Hejlik. “We’ve had some bad breaks, but definitely we’ll approach this week and this weekend as a do or die and prepare the same we’ve been preparing. But the stakes are definitely higher.”





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Thomas Stout, chairman of the Transportation Advisory Council, said the council is looking into the issue and how each representatives constituents feel about it. The council will then make a recommendation to the vice president of business and finance as to what they feel is best. “We will make the decision around the first of the year,” Stout said. Currently, CyRide’s Orange route is the busiest route in the state of Iowa, serving about 10,000 riders each day. Of that 10,000, approximately 6,000 riders come from the commuter lot. Sheri Kyras, director of CyRide, believes that it is difficult to know what the impact of implementing a


charge would be. “There is a possibility that students, faculty and staff will choose not to drive to the lot, but instead ride a route near their home,” Kyras said. She continued, “CyRide would need to monitor all routes and could potentially need to increase the number of buses on other routes to accommodate this ridership shift.” Kyras also reported that the Orange route saw an increase of ridership in September of 22.6 percent from the previous year. Senior Megan Meis utilizes the free commuter lots about once week, riding the Orange route to campus. “I would be upset if the university implemented a fee for the commuter lots,” Meis said. “If a fee were implemented, I would avoid using the commuter lot, unless I found it absolutely

necessary.” GSB Senator Anna Fox, who represents students living off campus, said, “I think it would be negative to implement a fee for the commuter lots, especially since it would affect many non-traditional students and commuters who are already paying for gas or other transportation to get to campus.” Aside from the lots at the Iowa State Center, other commuter lots located on campus require a fee to park. For example, a permit to park in the lot near the Molecular Biology Building costs drivers $111 for a full year and is currently full. As the issue concerning the free commuter lots is still being examined, it remains unclear as to what its parking fees would be if any were to be implemented.


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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Rely on partnership today to create results and reach the next level. Share your dynamic vision, and inspire your team to build momentum.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- It’s time to get social, and not just with media. Call some friends; get out and discover new things about each other. Work together for a common cause. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -Today is a 7 -- Others are looking for your leadership in the reigning confusion. Listen to someone who tells the truth. You’ll know it when you hear it. Take charge. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Put on your best explorer outfit, and go search for treasures in places you avoided before. Leave it hidden where you find it, for now. You’ll remember where it is.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Intense creativity at work wants to take over the schedule. Stay focused and let it rip. Home or workplace is best. An insider’s tip helps you save big. Collaboration flows. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Surround yourself with loved ones in a private retreat. Let go of stresses for romance and friendship. Repeat what was said for clarity. Succeed with loving support.

Name this whistle-blowing organization responsible for “cablegate,” the November 2010 release of U.S. diplomatic cables.

This other desert lies north of the Sonoran Desert and is home to the distinctive Joshua tree. It contains landmarks such as Lake Mead and Death Valley, and covers a large portion of Southeastern California and Nevada.

Name this novel in which the title character rejects the clergyman St. John Rivers and returns to Thornfield Hall.

This philosopher was the personal tutor of Alexander the Great and the author of Poetics and Politics. His works span the topics of physics, metaphysics, rhetoric, logic, and biology.

To my English 250 TA. You are the reason I am a English major. I think I’m in love!!! ••• Somedays I try to listen to my professor in the morning. But all I can think is “BANANAS IN PAJAMS!” ••• Just saw the nastiest toenails ever.. holy smokes cut those suckers. ••• Its fall. Bring on the leaves. ••• Exam Friday. Should prolly start studyin’. Just Thinkin’ ••• Facebook has gotten waaaay creepier lately. I like it. Just Sayin’ ••• To whomever plays rock music unnecessarily loud in the Helser/Friley court area...please stop for everyone’s sake. There are things called headphones...just sayin’ ••• The elevator smells like gerbils. ••• Some guys like their women in 8” heels and short skirts me I’m a classical kind a guy and like my women naked. ••• Submit your just sayin’ to


Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Avoid trouble where money’s involved by counting coins before you spend them. Optimism prevails, and gives you extra oomph. Discover beauty in the unusual.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 5 -- Contemplate the plan; figure out your strategy; but don’t get stuck in your head. You could just slow down and allow the mystery to solve itself. Get a good rest.

Name this nonmetallic group 14 element present in all organic compounds.

ANSWER: Jane Eyre

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Three minutes of silence in the morning helps you prepare for the noisy roller-coaster day ahead. You’ll find it easier to concentrate and to make decisions.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- The next two days could be a testing period, in which you need to be on your best behavior. Stick to what you already know. Smile, and keep dancing. Rest later.

ANSWER: Mjoave Desert

Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Stay close to home and avoid distractions. Create an environment at home that supports you and what you’re up to. Keep your money in your pocket. Organize for space.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You’re looking better than ever and are ready to take risks (as long as they don’t involve wealth). Take advantage of a renewed ability to express yourself clearly.

ANSWER: WikiLeaks

Today’s Birthday (10/18/11). Practice makes perfect, and the spotlight is on. Keep up the action, and consider accepting new responsibilities. You can handle them. Stay focused on the job at hand to see past confusion or chaos. Listen to your coach. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.


Learn from Mistakes

ANSWER: Carbon



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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Warming up to winter

Wild Tights

By Erin Amend ISD Style Writer

Photo courtesy Galstern

By Kayla Kienzle ISD Style Writer

Spandex, nylon, sheer, opaque, knit, metallic, patterned, print and jersey. Tights come in loads of different designs made from a mix of different materials. Not only are tights functional, but can also construct an extension of any outfit. A great pair of tights transforms a summer outfit into what can become a fall or winter staple. Warm and soft, cable-knit tights are ideal for cool winter months. Pulling your favorite dress over a trendy pair of tights can amp up the volume on any ho-hum outfit. A quality pair of tights can make a plain dress into a show-stopping outfit. Bright tights and printed tights attract and demand attention. Worn under your favorite dress or skirt, tights can quickly become a main attraction or a finishing touch. There is no excuse to be boring in the cooler months as designers are creating head-turning designs. Stockings, tights and fishnets can elongate and invent traffic-stopping legs. Comfort and warmth are two things tights offer, but they can also allude to longer, lengthier legs. Tights can even take the place of jewelry when embroidered with flashy designs. Upgrade your look with a pair of tights like the Goldfish tights from Galstern. They can be found online at and sell for $35.

ask the writers WHAT SUMMER TREND WILL BE MAKING ITS WAY INTO YOUR WINTER WARDROBE Paige Berg: “Pairing all of my tank tops and sheer shirts with chunky knits and scarves!” Ainsley Chapman: “Anything floral print paired with sweaters and warmer colors for winter.” Paula Cruzen: “Definitely my maxi dresses, adding a sweater and boots is a great way to bring this look into fall.” Lauren Lindeman: “My favorite article that I definitely take advantage of throughout all the seasons are my blazers. Dress them down with jeans, or glam them up with black jeans or leggings and pair them with boots or heels for a chic look year round that is always in style!” Sara Schlueter: “A cotton sundress paired with tights or leggings and a pair of boots!” Kayla Kienzle: “Taking bright-colored summer looks and pairing them with fall neutrals. Carrying over this trend is so easy! Adding a pop of color under a sweater makes drab winter months a little less dull. I also like to mix fabrics, like pairing summer satin with winter crochets!” Ashley Patton: “Bright accessories are a must-have for my winter wardrobe!” Cicely Gordon: “I will definitely be bringing terra copper makeup hues to winter for a naturally glamorous look.” Lizzy Krugler: “The summer trend that I am carrying over to fall is the long maxi dresses. Adding a jacket to the outfit makes it perfect for fall.” Mollie Shirley: “Lace. A lace mini-skirt paired with tights is perfect for a night out in the winter! Lili Ruff: “Summer turquoise: I don’t want it to leave quite yet!”

Although it seems to have come out of nowhere, fall is in full swing and winter is just around the corner. It is officially time to start bundling up for cooler weather. This means lots of layers, and of course it means trying out this year’s winter fashion trends. We’ve picked out our favorite styles from fashion week that we think will be perfect for this season. One of our favorite trends for winter is the strategic mismatch. This look stems off the popular color-blocking fashion. To pull it off, try pairing two items that would not necessarily match but have something in common. This could be a hue or a theme. For example, pair a bright orange tank with a bright pink jacket or cardigan. A style that is back this year is winter whites. This look was seen in several fashion week shows for winter 2011-2012. To achieve this look try wearing a white suit jacket. You can wear it with skinny jeans and heels for a night out or dressed down for a casual daytime outfit. Many looks are appearing more elegant and classy. This season you will see many maxi and mid-

Photo: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

length skirts with high slits. This look dominated several runway shows and is a great trend to try out. The long skirt makes a high slit less risque while keeping the look interesting. Graphic stripes are a style that has been popping up everywhere.

You can try wearing these bold stripes in a dress, a sweater or a T-shirt. This look is fun to play around with dressing it up for a date or down to go to class. For colors this season we have seen a lot of neutral shades like taupe and black. If you are looking

to add some more color to your outfit, try deep tones such as burgundy or forest green. Try incorporating all or some of these trends into your wardrobe this season. You might not be ready to face the cold whether just yet, but at least you will look great doing it.


Fragrances shift from summer to fall By Cicely Gordon ISD Style Writer

As temperatures drop and sweaters begin to blanket campus, wearing a warm fragrance is a great way to keep warm. Trading in your fresh, floral spring notes for a more oriental, woodsy scent is a must. Vanilla, sandalwood and

amber are only a few spicy undertones that will make you want to snuggle up. Oriental fragrances are wrapped with rich, regal undertones. Some common scents associated with an oriental smell are vanilla, cinnamon and clove. For a soft oriental smell try Donna Karen Cashmere Mist, $72. This seductive scent combines Moroccan

jasmine, lily of the valley and bergamot with warm undertones of sandalwood and amber. With a name like Cashmere Mist, you will never feel chilly. For a sweeter oriental feel, try Theirry Mugler Angel, $98. Hints of bergamot, hedione, helional, honey, dewberry, red berries, vanilla, caramel, patchouli, chocolate and coumarine.

The fragrance is meant to evoke warm childhood memories. Woodsy fragrances have a spicier, earthy feel. Cinnamon, earth and tobacco are commonly associated with woodsy perfumes. Coco by Chanel, $85, has a drier woodsy aroma. Named after the designer, this provocative fragrance combines elegance and

sophistication. A timeless fragrance that mixes angelica, mimosa, frangipani and mandarin to leave you feeling cozy. For a mossier, woodsy smell, try Ava Luxe Midnight Violet. This dark fragrance has a dominant woodsy tone. It is more of a night scent and its violet tones will send romantic vibes.



Jason Wu line to woo Target By Paige Berg ISD Style Writer

Another high-end fashion designer to collaborate with Target was announced this month. This is the first designer since Missioni was released at Target in September, which created an unprecedented amount of sales; so much that it shut down Target’s website. Some experts say this line could create an ever bigger upheaval. Jason Wu became a household name when Michelle Obama wore one of his designs to the Inaugural Ball in 2009. Since then, his collections have skyrocketed in Hollywood and department stores. According to the Huffington Post, Wu said in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, “The exciting thing about this limited edition collection of affordable women’s wear and accessories is that it allows me to reach a wider audience and bring my designs to people who may not have been able to purchase them before.” As college students, I’m sure we can all agree with Wu’s statement. bloggers got a first look at the affordable line on Oct. 12, and told readers the line would include “ultra-flirty dresses” (as the pictured sketch shows), and “chic satchels and clutches,” perfect for transitioning into spring. A YouTube video has been released, showcasing bright polka dots and floral prints, giving consumers a glimpse of what’s to come from the much-anticipated line. Wu’s line will be released in Target stores on Feb. 5, 2012. In the meantime, we can only hope for more sketches to be released to tie us over until the start of the new year.

Take a spin on a classic with plaid By Sara Schlueter ISD Style Writer

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As the cooler weather stays for good, the classic plaid flannel shirts make their way to the front of the wardrobe. Instead of the traditional red lumberjack plaid, try and make plaid chic this season. Find toned down plaid colors such as light olive green, cream or blue. Use this item as the staple piece for your outfit. has a perfectly shaped chic jacket featuring plaid that could easily be paired with a pair of grey or black slacks and a cream top. The most important part in wearing plaid is not to overdo wearing the pattern. Pick one plaid pattern and stick to it, don’t mix it with other plaids in the same outfit. Plaid can be transferred from a cozy afternoon to a night out with the girls. To stand out in the crowd, try a pair of skinny stiletto jeans in a red and black plaid and a black halter tank. If wearing plaid is still unnerving, try wearing shoes with plaid accents. Sperry top-siders angelfish boat shoe features a pink and purple plaid with chocolate brown leather, perfect for fall. This season, have fun with this classic pattern. Different colors, patterns and styles help blend with any style perfectly.

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