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Closets Collide

Election

Fashion, activism combine By Elisse.Lorenc iowastatedaily.com It began as a English project for Kelsey Leighton, president of Closets Collide. The assignment was to create an event and be a social activist, Leighton said. Leighton turned to those in the community who suffered from economic downturns, for those who couldn’t spare money but could spare clothes. The problem she chose to address was overconsumption in the fashion industry. “I think there’s an alternative way to be fashionable, to be able to be fashionable, but be sustainable at the same time,” Leighton said. “That’s kind of the Closets Collide

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Food Committee

Students’ meal plans overhauled By Karen.Jennings iowastatedaily.com The Food Committee, a collection of students and ISU Dining employees who evaluate dining services, developed a plan under which students will be able to budget their meals on a more individual basis and meal block plans will be made available to all students next semester. The new meal plans proposed for fall 2011 have a missed meal factor, which means students are no longer given a certain number of meals each week, but have a certain number to be used whenever they want throughout a semester. “Students have to budget them-

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Gov. Chet Culver spoke at the Memorial Union’s Maintenance Shop on Thursday. He spoke about his current and future policies, as well as the promises of his rival in the current election. The event was put on by the ISU Democrats. Photo: David Livingston/Iowa State Daily

Culver visits Iowa State Governor confident of favorable outcome By Kaleb.Warnock iowastatedaily.com Gov. Chet Culver and Sen. Tom Harkin visited the M-Shop on Thursday afternoon to discuss their plans for the final days of the election race. Despite the fact that Culver is trailing Branstad in terms of fundraising, and having a late entrance in the campaign, he said he and Harkin

aren’t worried about winning the election. “They say that campaigns in the final days are all about the momentum. We have so much of it that we’re kind of at an advantage,” Culver said. Culver said the votes are coming in, and he and Harkin have plans to crisscross the state in the remaining days until Nov. 2 and hope to win on a record margin. Culver is optimistic for the remaining days of the election and said he doesn’t think Iowans will vote Republican because of Branstad’s stance on important issues like edu-

cation, the Iowa Constitution and government spending. “He’s got nowhere to go but down,” Culver said. “He’s got nowhere to go but back. You think he’s going to inspire people to go vote for him in the final days of this campaign when he wants to amend the Constitution in a way that would be discriminatory and wrong? Is that the kind of person who we want to lead our state?” Culver pointed out that Branstad has been changing his position on his past promise to cut back on state government spending by 15 percent.

Culver claimed this cut would be something like $800 million and that the only step Branstad has made toward this is a $90 million cut in education. “The choice is clear, the job we have to do between now and Nov. 2 ... is to make sure that everyone understands the choice as clear as you do,” Culver said. “Everyone doesn’t know where Terry Branstad stands on these issues that I’ve talked about; in fact, he changes his position so often that it’s hard to keep up with him sometimes.”

Political science

Horticulture Club

New class targeted at foreigners

Celebrate season with Fall Festival

By Jaleesa.Epps iowastatedaily.com Starting spring 2011, the Department of Political Science is offering a section of American Government and Politics for international students. The class will cover the foundations of the U.S. political system starting with federalism and the Constitution. Other areas covered in the class include civil rights and liberties, the three branches of government and foreign policy. Steffen Schmidt, professor of political science, feels that there is a need for international students to

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Student organization’s event to feature demos, fall produce By Whitney.Sager iowastatedaily.com

LECTURE:

Climate change then and now Bette Otto-Bliesner, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, discusses development in climate change Thursday in the Memorial Union. Photo: Tsubasa Shigeharae/Iowa State Daily

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For those craving a juicy apple or needing a pumpkin to carve, the Horticulture Club has a solution. This will be the third year for the Horticulture Club Fall Festival. Debra Zelle, junior in horticulture and chairwoman of the festival committee, said similar events were held at the research station in previous years, but were not as successful as the Fall Festival

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Michael Beals, son of ISU alumni Larry and Cathie Beals, is a senior from West Des Moines. Michael is majoring in accounting and ranks in the top 1 percent of his class. Michael continues to be very active through his involvement in various student organizations. He is a proud member Tau Kappa Epsilon, where he has held numerous leadership roles and continues to serve on his international fraternity’s board of directors. Michael has also served as ISU Dance Marathon’s director of sponsorship, student liaison to the Ames City Council, GSB senator, and GSB director of special projects and administration.

Nate Dobbels, son of Lanny and Diane Dobbels, is a senior from Galva, Ill. He is a double major in agriculture education and international agriculture, with a minor in agronomy and teaching endorsements in biology, general science and coaching. Nate is currently vice president of the Government of the Student Body, recruitment and morale captain for Dance Marathon and he gives tours to prospective students as a STAR. Nate recently finished his twoyear term as 1 of 20 students in the nation to serve as a National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassador.

Ryan Kennedy, son of ISU alumni Dan and Linda Kennedy, is a senior from Mason City. Ryan is a quadruple major in management, accounting, English and philosophy, with a minor in psychology. Ryan is a member of multiple ISU honoraries, including Cardinal Key, Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key. He is serving his third year as a member of the Memorial Union Board of Directors, where he served as president in 20092010. Ryan has also worked as president of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, vice president of Student Union Board, and GSB director of academic affairs.

Carl Kirpes, son of ISU alumni Paul and Lori Kirpes, is a student athlete at Iowa State. He has held many leadership roles on campus and is currently in the process of writing a fictional novel incorporating reflective leadership. Majoring in mechanical engineering and industrial engineering, he works hard to maintain his 4.0 GPA. Recognized in 2010 as a highscholar athlete, Carl strives for success on and off the football field. He has learned a lot while at Iowa State, but probably most important is that he will always be a Cyclone.

Michael Weber, son of Mark and Diana Weber, is a senior from Ames. Michael is majoring in family, finance, housing and policy with a minor in sociology. Michael is a member of multiple organizations at Iowa State and has held a variety of leadership positions in those organizations: Veishea 2011 general cochairman, Veishea 2009 and 2010 business manager, GSB human sciences senator 2008-2010, speaker of the senate 2009 and vice speaker of the senate 2010, ACACIA Fraternity president 2009 and undergraduate counselor of the ACACIA Fraternity International Council 2010-2012.

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Erin Curtis, a fourth-generation Cyclone, is the daughter of Dennis and Kim Curtis. She will graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health, and a Spanish minor. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Erin has taken full advantage of her time at Iowa State. She has led the greek community as the president of Collegiate Panhellenic Council, is currently working as part of the Dance Marathon executive board and has been involved in many other activities such as GRIP mentoring, Camp Adventure and Delta Zeta Sorority, and as a fitness instructor at Lied Rec Center. Erin has also been recognized with membership in the Cardinal Key and Order of Omega honor societies.

Kayla Kaufmann, daughter of Lee and Julie Kaufmann from Harlan, will graduate with honors and a degree in Spanish, an endorsement in English and a teaching certificate. At Iowa State, Kayla has been involved in 12 theater productions and multiple choirs, and has been a member of Cardinal Key, Friendships International and Phi Beta Kappa, while holding such positions as the president of Free Friday Flicks, vice president of Order of the Rose and Chessman, Frederiksen Court community adviser, and Destination Iowa State team leader. She is a National Merit Scholar, as well as the recipient of the LAS High Scholarship Award and the Inter-Residence Hall Association Leadership Award.

Elsa Kracke, daughter of George Kracke and Marilyn James-Kracke, is a senior from Columbia, Missouri. Her nutritional science degree, from Iowa State’s exceptional program, will serve her well as a medical student in 2011. Elsa works as a Frederiksen Court community adviser, a pre-health ambassador, a research assistant, a Nutrition Club officer and a volunteer at Mary Greeley Hospital. She enjoys biking around Ames and campus, and activities like intramural volleyball. Iowa State’s strong academics and beautiful campus enticed Elsa here. She anticipates future visits to campus to reunite with alumni and cheer on the Cyclones.

Kelly Anne Roach, from Cedar Rapids, is a senior in kinesiology emphasizing in athletic training. Daughter of alumni Matt and Deb Roach, Kelly Anne is a thirdgeneration Cyclone. While at Iowa State she has been involved in Fellowship of Athletic Training Students Club; Iowa, Midwest and National Athletic Trainers’ associations and Kinesiology and Health Club. She has held several offices and responsibilities as a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Kelly Anne volunteers with Special Olympics, Shrine Bowl, Red Cross and St. Jude’s Hospital philanthropy. Kelly plans to attend graduate school to obtain a Master’s in sports management.

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>>GOVERNMENT.p1 have their own section in a political science class. “Most students coming from other countries have not studied American government or politics. Yet they live in a world where the United States is a very big factor and the U.S. economy is still the largest in the world. “Studying about the United States and understanding it better can be very important for students both personally and professionally,� Schmidt said. Political Science 215 will help give international students a more catered understanding of American government. “I think of America as a model of democracy. I want to understand how American government and democracy works. Understanding what is going on in America will ultimately

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Class schedule Political Science 215 (3 credits) ƒ Tuesday 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Lecture ƒ Thursday 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Discussion ƒ Thursday 4-5 p.m. International Students

affect my future life as a student in the United States,â€? said Fana Teffera, junior in chemical engineering. The discussion section of the class will allow international students to ask detailed questions each week about the material covered. Students will also receive study material speciďŹ cally tailored for someone who has little background in each of the weekly topics.

tagline: Fashion plus sustainability equals Closets Collide.� Closets Collide focuses on the local community, emphasizing the importance of economic stability. “We always want to support small businesses,� said Lisa Bradshaw, marketing coordinator for Closets Collide. “There is a need here, so we want to give back to the community and support that need.� The group also stresses the importance of social sustainability. “It really is involving the entire Ames community, and it’s bringing families together,� said Merry Rankin, ISU director of sustainability. “It’s bringing young, old, married and singles together for a common cause. You’re able to really have that social cohesiveness. Social sustainability and having strong communities that help, work and interact with each other is a very important piece of complete sustainability.� After the clothing swap, the student organization drops off any remaining

clothing to ACCESS, homeless shelters and also to victims of the August 2010 ood. All who donate their own clothes can also donate the tickets they receive to go to ood victims who need clothing. “I see a really big need with the ood disaster that we had,â€? Leighton said. “It’s just one of those things where if you were in a disaster like that, just having some new clothes, it makes you feel better, and having them be in a social event would make them feel better.â€? Along with a local approach, the group strives to remain sustainable from a marketing approach as well. “We haven’t done a lot of posters on campus,â€? Bradshaw said. “We’re really trying to do viral marketing more with Facebook, Twitter — the social media aspect. We’re just trying to keep it less paper, so we’re not harming the environment as much.â€? They’ve also hosted marketing events at the free speech zone in front of Parks Library as an outlet to get people’s attention This year’s exchange event will also

>>CLUB.p1 has been. “It’s a chance for people to get out to the farm and see what we do,� said Winston Beck, junior in horticulture and Horticulture Club project coordinator. This year the Horticulture Club invited other clubs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to partake in the activities. “We wanted to invite other clubs in order to integrate the whole agriculture community,� Zelle said. The Forestry Club will have a timber sports demonstration for festival-goers to participate in. Other clubs at the festival include the Dairy Science and Block & Bridle Clubs, as well as the Alpha Zeta sorority. Horticulture Club members will be selling apples and pumpkins grown at the research station. The variety of apple to be sold is Chieftain, a variety that was developed at the research station. The club will also be selling apple cider from Deal’s Orchard in Jefferson, Iowa. The money raised from the sales will go toward the cost of holding the festival and the rest will be put in the Horticulture Club’s general fund to be used for various ac-

Closets Collide events Clothing drop off ƒ What: Donate clothes you no longer wear in exchange for tickets to be used at the exchange. ƒ When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday ƒ Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union

Clothing exchange ƒ What: Bring your tickets to exchange for others’ donations. ƒ When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday ƒ Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union

Clothing workshop ƒ What: Workshop encouraging the reduce, reuse, recycle motto by having their participants create bags, scarfs and picture frames from T-shirts. ƒ When: 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday ƒ Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union

feature a workshop where participants can create bags, scarfs and picture frames from T-shirts.

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This year’s Fall Festival: ƒ When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday ƒ Where: Horticulture Research Station north of Ames. ƒ Cost: The event is free and open to the public.

Cost of apples, pumpkins, cider ƒ Apples: $15 for 10-pound bag, $7.50 for 5-pound bag ƒ Pumpkins: $5 for jack-o’lantern size, $1 for miniature pumpkins ƒ Cider: $5 for gallon, $3.50 for 1/2 gallon

Directions to Horticulture Research Station ƒ Travel four miles north of Ames on U.S. Highway 69. ƒ Turn east on 170th Street, “the Gilbert corner,� and proceed 1.5 miles east. ƒ The station is located on north side of road.

Kellie Walters, freshman in agriculture and life sciences education, left, sorts apples in preparation for Fall Festival. The Horticulture Club will sell Chieftain apples and pumpkins. Photo: Tessa Callender/Iowa State Daily

tivities and events. Other activities include guided tours, speakers and activities for kids. The guided tours of the farm will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will last approximately 45

minutes. The tours will be led by Nick Howell, superintendent of the Horticulture Research Station. “We’re hoping lots of people come out and put in sug-

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selves,â&#x20AC;? Levandowski said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creating value and convenience.â&#x20AC;? All meal plans are proposed to become these semester plans by fall 2011. Nancy Levandowski, director of ISU Dining, and members of the Food Committee debated whether to have a .2 percent or a 2.4 percent increase on the price of meal plans; deciding on a 1.5 percent increase. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew that this was going to be a tough year, and I looked at 2.4 for this next year and I felt that that was fair â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it would cover the expenses, I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to change a lot of the things that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing, and it would give us enough capital to where I felt comfortable,â&#x20AC;? Levandowski said. The compromise left Levandowski and the students involved at a comfortable level where the increase would provide a sufficient amount of income for dining without adding too much additional cost to students. Planning for future meal plans is based on food costs and potential and necessary â&#x201E;˘

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Alterations to MU chapel fit the bill well If you stop in the browsing library of the Memorial Union, you may have noticed that the large door to the chapel has been closed a lot lately. That’s because the Memorial Union has undertaken renovations aimed at making the chapel a more inviting, useful, and diverse place. The Memorial Union should be applauded for taking practical, simple steps to convert the chapel to be in line with a secular university and religiously diverse student body, while maintaining its historical and aesthetic place in the university. One of the first major changes you’ll see as you enter the chapel is a wheelchair accessible ramp that replaces the steps down into the chapel. Bringing this area into ADA compliances increases the accessibility of the area to visitors of all abilities. This affords those students with disabilities the opportunity to use the same chapel for the same purposes of prayer, meditation, and contemplation as they see fit. It was a change long overdue. The seating in the chapel has been shifted away from the imposing cross on the wall and has opened the area up. The layout is less suitable for one person at the front of the room speaking to a laity and more suitable for conversations and discussions — the activities students are most likely to take up in the area. Additionally, seating rearrangement shifts the cross from being the central object of attention in the room, thereby eliminating one of the more controversial aspects of the chapel. The feel is now much more secular, and no longer feels Christian”so much as spiritual. This is more in keeping with the tradition of Iowa State as a public institution. New lighting and a bookshelf available for student use will soon be installed. Brightening the area from a somber place of worship to an environment of contemplation and discussion better suits student uses and the inclusiveness of the campus environment. These resources make the space a better fit for the needs of student organizations and small groups. The future of the chapel depends on how students take advantage of it, whether for Bible study, Atheist and Agnostic Society meetings, the Philosophy club looking for a place of contemplation or Cuff’s activities focused on Spanish Inquisition role-play, although we’re not sure how those students who wish to use the redesigned chapel as a place of reverence would take such an intrusion. Those seeking a place for Christian worship will find their needs mostly met around Ames, just as they did before the renovation, not in a campus space intended for all students. Some students may feel lukewarm toward the renovations. Those advocating for the area to remain unchanged as a chapel with Christian iconography may be disheartened at the rearrangement away from the focus on the cross. Those advocating for no religious symbols to be installed may feel the Memorial Union has not gone far enough. However, the balance struck in the space heads in the right direction by creating inclusive environments while respecting historical and cultural traditions on campus. As Iowa State continues to welcome people of many backgrounds into the university, we hope we can embark on more projects to help the campus be an inviting place for all people. With more than 10 percent of our student population now from out of the country, welcome people of all backgrounds not as special populations, but as Cyclones.

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The old adage, “If you’re old enough to go to war, then you’re old enough to drink,” is more than a casual attempt at validation. Drinking laws need to be re-evaluated to accommodate the changes in society. File photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

Lower the age to 18

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Drinking age needs to be re-evaluated to suit times

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hen a person turns 18, the government legally considers that person an adult. From this, one can infer that adults are generally mature and responsible people. Therefore, it is not unreasonable to agree that responsible people should be allowed to get married, adopt children, purchase firearms, join the military to fight for your country, buy and sell stocks, serve on a jury or enter into a legally binding contract. Indeed, all of these things are allowed by law. By virtue of the 26th Amendment, an individual even has the right to vote at age 18. Yet, in the United States, you have to be 21 years old before you are legally allowed to consume alcohol. You would be hardpressed to concoct some odd rationalization that bridges the disconnect between the numerous rights I listed above with the fact that our nation’s drinking age is placed three years later than our age of majority. This difference in age limit is both inconsistent and duplicitous. The legal discrepancies notwithstanding, there are other reasons why the drinking age should be lowered to 18. Dozens of other countries have set their legal drinking age at 18, including: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, North Korea, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and Canada, in three provinces. Age 18 is the most commonly applied drinking age in the world. In addition, there are several countries

where the drinking age is as low as 16, such as Greece, Italy and Portugal. These countries must have had contentious debates about the issue before enacting their legislation. To those who have concerns on how this change would affect our society, I say this: Until 1984, the United States was on that list of countries I listed. I see no reason why the people of the United States could not handle this social change as well as any other country. Of course sociological concerns should be addressed; such a far-reaching legal change would need to be balanced against a viable social policy. Undoubtedly, the change would need to be implemented in tandem with a well-organized program of some sort. I propose the creation and implementation of a major alcohol education initiative. This initiative would include the integration of alcohol education into our public schools, accompanied by the creation of a certification system wherein young adults would be required to complete a post-secondary — meaning one would need to have a high school diploma in order to enroll — course to earn a license. This license could be revoked should someone decide to make an irresponsible decision: supplying alcohol to minors, driving while intoxicated and so forth. This fostering of knowledge coupled with a program that encourages the reduction of access minors have to alcohol would sufficiently ease the transition. Speaking of the sociological implications: Lowering the drinking age would reduce teenage drinking. Is it not human nature to desire what one cannot attain? An unfortunate propensity, I grant you, but one that exists nonetheless. The fact that college kids are unable to le-

gally consume alcohol causes many of them to want a drink even more. In the 1920s, many thought prohibition laws would reduce alcohol consumption. A cursory understanding of history reveals that this law failed miserably; it caused alcohol consumption to increase to a degree we will never fully know about, as it happened behind closed doors. When the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, drinking came out from behind those closed doors, and we were able to reasonably discuss our collective level of alcohol consumption in public. This situation is entirely analogous to the issue at hand: Lowering the drinking age would take away the notion of immoral indulgence, or the “forbidden fruit” aspect, if you will. It would promote a more open environment in which young adults can learn about and discuss alcohol. I am confident that the implementation of my above suggestions would lower overall consumption. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 essentially set the legal drinking age in the United States to 21 by requiring states to raise the drinking age. If a state chose not comply, that state would forfeit 10 percent of its federal highway funds. The legislation motivated all 50 states to change their laws regarding the purchase and public possession of alcohol — the bill was not concerned with private consumption; states still differ on that today. Within a few years, all 50 states had complied. While I am sure the bill was passed with the best of intentions at the time, it has undoubtedly failed to adapt to the ever-evolving societal norms that accompany new generations. Cultivating some useful and open discussions about this issue would be beneficial for society at-large.

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Caring for your neighbor should occur every day

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saw a few more purple outfits around campus than random chance would have allowed for Wednesday, but not many more. Wednesday was a day set aside to wear purple to honor the several young adults who have recently committed suicide due to homophobic abuse in their homes and at their schools. Why purple? On the rainbow Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning flag, purple represents Spirit. Many stars and celebrities, from Ellen Degeneres to Adam Lambert to a group of young Broadway stars to Tim Gunn, are speaking up and supporting the LGBTQ youth through the It Gets Better Campaign. They each speak of the isolation and desperation that one can feel. If you are feeling alone and unloved, no matter your sexual orientation, go to the itgetsbetterproject’s channel on YouTube and watch some of the videos. They are inspiring. Famous

people, random people, people who look different than you and people who look similar to you, all speak of a community of support. Yes, they say, it will take some work. But don’t give up. There is so much that life has to offer you. I wholeheartedly support increased awareness of bullying, but I believe that recent media attention has left some holes in the story. The consideration of suicide is a serious medical issue. Research has shown that up to 90 percent of people who kill themselves have depression or another diagnosable mental or substance abuse disorder. This leaves the media, and society, in a catch-22. If we call bullying the cause of suicide, we come close to justifying suicide to those who are bullied. But on the other hand, and just as dangerous, if we don’t call bullying the cause of suicide, we justify bullying. So what do we do? First and foremost, as a country we need to stand behind the members of the LGBTQ community and say that the bullying needs to stop; now. Millions of Americans committed on Facebook or

Twitter to participate in Spirit Day by wearing purple, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. This is a great start. I applaud every purple shirt, every purple scarf and sock worn Wednesday to raise awareness. However, this is not enough. We need to make it very clear that suicide is not an option that should be taken. Love for each and every person exists in our society, no matter who you are. If you need proof, watch some of the It Gets Better videos or log on to the Trevor Project and find someone to talk to. As a society, we need to stand up and change attitudes. Gay is not a synonym for stupid. If you use it as such, don’t. If you hear your friend’s using it, call them out on it. And if you see or hear bullying, do something about it. I know it can take a lot of courage to talk to the bully and tell them what they’re doing is wrong. But that’s what we need to do. And we also need to walk over to the person being bullied, give them a hug and tell them that you are by their side. And if someone’s lifestyle makes you uncomfortable, that’s

your problem not theirs. Some of the negative attitudes toward the LGBTQ community come from Christians and the Bible passages they use to support their opinion, such as this one from Leviticus 20:13: “If a man lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination and they shall surely be put to death.” The Bible also says women are not permitted to speak in churches, 1 Cor 14:33-35, and I break that every week. Sadly, the Bible can be made to support any position. And leaving aside personal beliefs, do not use the Bible to excuse hate and discrimination. As a Christian, I take Jesus at his word when he tells us in Matthew, Mark and Luke that the greatest commandments are to love God and love our neighbor — and that’s everyone — as ourselves. For every member of our society, Christian or not, it is necessary that we treat those around us with equality and respect. Wednesday, today and every day, purple equals love for our neighbor.


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Friday, October 22, 2010 | Iowa State Daily | OPINION | 5

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Cyclists must take action WesselKroeschell is amazing Nathan Bond, senior in environmental science If you’re like me you may be looking for a bright spot in the current political climate. Although national politics may often seem to be going nowhere and have you feeling like you can’t do anything to change the world, have no fear; you have no further to look for a bright spot than our own State Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, who is up for re-election this year. As students we should be grateful to have Beth as our state representative for many reasons. One great thing about Beth is that she is always available to talk to students. Every time I send Beth an e-mail she replies about 10 times faster than any professor I have ever e-mailed. Not only does the reply, but she is always enthusiastically looking to talk to more students in order to better serve the students of Iowa State who make up a large part of her constituency. I would encourage you to send Beth an e-mail with anything you are concerned about so she can fight more effectively for you in Des Moines. Another reason Beth is so great is that she has worked hard to make it easier for students to register to vote. This is not only important for students who forget to register before the day of an election, but also because most students are constantly on the move and in need of a change of address. With the same-day voter registration law that Beth helped pass as the floor manager all students need to do is show up on election day with a proof of address and they can fulfill their civic duty. Not only has Beth enabled students’ voices to be heard, she also has helped to lighten our load of debt. She is a strong supporter of work-study programs, loan forgiveness and has worked tirelessly to get Iowa State as much funding as possible. She was the lead sponsor on an amendment to add $9 million to the Regents last session, and 3.2 million of that was to be allocated to Iowa State. Beth is also a strong supporter of Iowa’s natural resources, she advocates for more outdoor recreational facilities; another great benefit for students who love to spend time outdoors. The list of Beth’s accomplishments goes on and on. If you have any questions about what else Beth is working on feel free to email her, and if you appreciate her work make sure you support her with your vote this fall.

Like many students and faculty of Iowa State, I get to campus by using my bike. One of the advantages to living in a small town like Ames is being able to navigate it on two wheels. Unfortunately, Ames as a city does not seem to value its cycling citizens despite priding itself on being a bikefriendly community. Besides the bike-unfriendly infrastructure, the thing bothering me most is the resistance I’ve encountered when trying to address this topic with the people responsible for improving matters. For instance, I have been trying to get Stomping Grounds café to install bike racks outside their establishment. There is never a shortage of bikes chained to the parking meters and trees and I have no doubt that many a driver has found the parked bike obscuring their meter annoying. But what is a cyclist to do when no better options exist? I did the research myself and provided the owner all the necessary information for making a request to the city on his patrons’ behalf. But to no avail. After asking him on several occasions whether he had pursued the matter, I

Ruxandra Looft, lecturer in world languages and culture

was always told — with a polite smile and nod — that he had simply not gotten to it yet. More than two months have passed since my initial request. Trying to contact the city’s traffic engineer myself has proven equally unsuccessful. Perhaps one per-

son demanding change is not enough. Maybe if more of Ames’ cyclists spoke up for the things needed to make this town more bike-friendly, we might actually see change. If you’re a cyclist in Ames, I urge you to speak up and to hold the local officials and business owners accountable for making Ames negotiable by bike as well as by car.

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Average citizens lack representation Special interest groups empowered by Supreme Court The greed, ignorance and laziness of present-day America worries me. I wish to start with a question: How well-represented do you feel in Washington? Due to an unconscionable decision by our lovely Supreme Court, corporations — with their ever-so-deep pockets — now have the ability to finance federal elections from a limited amount to a now-infinite amount. What does this mean to you? Americans love money, and money is power. With these extravagant campaign contributions, companies will be sure to get their cries heard, their demands met and their questions answered — all before yours and mine. While your money-hoarding Washington representatives are busy meeting the needs of these special interest groups, they will completely lose touch with their base: average citizens. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has spent millions lobbying to promote their anti-American job agenda. This right-winged group has endorsed their international partners’ needs of shipping business overseas, and has financed movements against a bill that would give companies tax breaks for hiring domestically. And who funds them? Well, News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch just handed them a lavish check for $1 million — this is the same News Corp.

Marty Dufficy, senior in chemical engineering

that has given millions to Republican candidates for this upcoming election to propagate News Corp’s visions. And Democrats are just as guilty of accepting these newly-legalized bribes. Lobbyist organizations have also stunted America’s progressive vision of moving toward an economically-thriving and energy-independent nation. Regulations are mandatory for a functional and orderly vision. The government even has its own oversight, as seen through its checks and balances systems. However, on Wall Street big banking institutions — backed by most congressional Republicans due to their generous donations — protested stricter financial regulations and reform. Without the new regulations Obama imbued, our financial system would be just as vulnerable to another economic collapse. On a similar note, our friends at Exxon Mobil have spent millions of dollars fulfilling their own interests of opposing global warming’s credibility, arguing against renewable energy sources and denying our country’s future visions of moving away from oil. And now with the Supreme Court’s decision, all of this can be done with unlimited resources. Do you support outsourcing and eschew innovation? Corporate America is leaving plebeians behind in the dust. Help me lobby to eliminate lobbyism!

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Columbus Day column misleads Tolerating genocide is not justified simply because it is part of our past This letter is intended to be a response to Michael Belding’s piece entitled “Celebrate Exploration,” in which Belding argues that the point of Columbus Day is not to glorify the man, but rather, his discovery. Belding admits Columbus “and the conquistadors ... did conquer, enslave and generally destroy the native populations.” He goes on to argue that we celebrate this day “not because we revel in genocide, but because we respect links to our past,” and that “the voyages of Columbus conclusively proved that there existed an enormous previously undiscovered continent.” Finishing up, Belding claims that we should not revise elementary and middle school textbooks to illustrate “the struggles of ordinary natives slaving away on plantations,” because “there is only so much information that can be put into textbooks” and because “you cannot simply go buy new textbooks for whole classes each time a new piece of information comes to light.” It should be known that on the island where Columbus landed — Haiti and the Dominican Republic — an estimated three million people died from war, slavery and working in mines between 1494 and 1508. Less than 60,000 natives were left around by 1508. Spaniards enslaved the natives, and forced them into mines in the hopes of finding gold. Spaniards cut slices off random natives to test the sharpness of their blades; they rode the backs of natives if they were in a hurry; they overworked mothers to the point where they could not produce milk for their newborns. I cannot help but feel sickened when these actions are, if not justified then at least tolerated, in the name of aristocratic white males discovering a new continent — that had already been discovered by non-whites — and one obscure event, among many others, that led to the formation of the United States. And furthermore, celebrating something merely because it is a part of our past, is never, on its own, a good reason. Moreover I find it very troubling, Mr. Belding, your

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Middle blocker Jamie Straube jumps for a block with teammate Victoria Henson during the game against Texas A&M last Saturday. The Cyclones will face Kansas on Saturday, trying to avenge their loss to the Jayhawks on Oct. 9. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily

Cyclones seek revenge after loss Defeat fuels motivation for second Kansas matchup By Kelsey. Jacobs iowastatedaily.com No. 12 Iowa State will have a specific goal to motivate it this weekend as it continues a grueling stretch of Big 12 play: revenge. After a brutal four-set loss to Kansas two weeks ago, a match that is still fresh in the Cyclones’ minds, Iowa State (14-4, 7-3 Big 12) will have a chance to redeem itself against the Jayhawks (13-8, 4-6) on Saturday. “We’re really, really excited,” said setter Alison Landwehr. “None of us have really forgotten what happened there and I think it’s a lot of motivation for us.” Last time around, it was Iowa State’s first loss to an unranked opponent since being swept at Oklahoma on Nov. 22, 2008. Adding insult to injury, the numbers weren’t pretty for the Cyclones. The Jayhawks hit at a .226 percentage in their home venue, holding the Cyclones to just .182. Kansas also out-killed Iowa State 57-51.

Even though the Cyclones went on to beat Kansas State, Texas A&M and Colorado after that loss, the match in Lawrence, Kan., has stuck with them. The need to settle the score is still mixed with some degree of fear for some players, but the team has gained some motivation from the experience. “It’s a little scary because we did just lose to them,” said junior Debbie Stadick. “It’s also kind of a good thing because it’s fresh in our minds and we’re going to want revenge for sure.” Although the team might have the heart for a rematch, there are some technical issues it will need to address. Last time, the Cyclones only averaged two blocks per set, which fell short of coach Christy Johnson-Lynch’s goal of two and a half to three blocks per set. Iowa State will need to watch for Kansas’ outside hitters, who had a field day against the Cyclone blockers. That is something middle blocker Stadick was very aware of and she said she personally needs to think about it. Both her and fellow middle Jamie Straube were struggling with injuries last time, which lead to some tentative playing and the lower

blocking numbers. “I think they’re feeling pretty good now,” Johnson-Lynch said. “Jamie is a lot better and her numbers have improved recently.” The Cyclones will also need to work on matching Kansas defensively. Two weeks ago, the Jayhawks out-dug Iowa State 75-63. Going into that match, the Cyclones were averaging 15.30 digs per set. Now they have improved to an average of 17.64. “The mainstay of their program is to out-dig their opponents,” Johnson-Lynch said. “So we need to not just out-dig them but transition and convert balls that they dig into our offense.” After the issues the Cyclones had last time, they are chomping at the bit for a chance to settle the score with the Jayhawks, particularly as they head into the season’s second round of Big 12 games. “I hope they’re pretty motivated,” JohnsonLynch said. “We need to not just go through the motions but we need to fight. We’re a ranked team and we’re the ones with the targets on our backs.” The Cyclones will take on the Jayhawks on Saturday at Ames High School. The first serve of the rematch will be at 6:30 p.m.

vs. Iowa State (14-4, 7-3)

Kansas (13-8, 4-6)

Where: Ames High Gymnasium When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Media coverage: Follow the game live alongside Daily reporters Dan Tracy and Kelsey Jacobs as they chat live during the match. Notes: Iowa State lost to Kansas on Oct. 9. The loss was the Cyclones’ first loss to an unranked opponent since they lost Oklahoma on Nov. 22, 2008. Iowa State has won its last two matches since the loss to Kansas. ISU libero Ashley Mass set the Big 12 record for career digs on Saturday in the Cyclones’ 3-1 win over Texas A&M. Iowa State is third in the Big 12 at 7-3 in conference play. The Cyclones have games remaining with both Nebraska (10-0) and Texas (8-2), both of which are ahead of the Cyclones in the Big 12 standings.

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Iowa State looks for turnaround against Longhorns Cyclones access offensive weapons By Jake. Lovett iowastatedaily.com Things will be different on the field in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Iowa State (3-4, 1-2 in Big 12) will take on a ranked opponent for the third-straight week in No. 22 Texas (4-2, 2-1), but the Longhorns are unlike the past two top-10 ranked opponents. “The defense is outstanding,” said coach Paul Rhoads. “Last I saw, they were fourth in the country in total defense, and they back that up.” Texas’ trademark during the 2010 season has been its outstanding defense, while the Cyclones’ last two opponents — No. 9 Utah and No. 3 Oklahoma — have relied on high-flying offenses. The fourth-ranked Texas defense yields just 235 yards per game and has racked up 17 sacks through six games. “They’re fast, they’re sound,” said assistant coach Thomas Herman. “They try to confuse you as well as be athletic. That’s a tough combination.” To battle a talented Texas team, the Cyclones will be starting a few new faces at different positions. One of the fresher faces on the field, receiver Darius Reynolds, is a guy the ISU offense has tried to look to for bigplay tries in the past, and will likely get a chance for such plays Saturday. Herman said the Texas defense plays a lot of man-to-man coverage on the outside, which could open up some opportunities for ISU receivers to make plays.

“It’s going to be pretty much oneon-one, me and the corner on an island,” Reynolds said. “Hopefully I can take advantage of that.” Reynolds will be new to the starting lineup Saturday, taking the spot previously occupied by junior Sedrick Johnson. Johnson has struggled with drops in practice — “the drop bug,” Herman said, has been a bit common among the ISU receiving corps — and has 14 catches for 94 yards this season. Reynolds, meanwhile, said he’s been working harder in practice, which has led to getting the chance to prove himself on the field and has brought out the physical traits that excite his coaches. “He’s got really good ball skills,” Herman said. “He adjusts to the ball maybe as well as anybody we have, and he’s faster than you think.” Reynolds played quarterback in high school and during his first season at California’s Reedley Community College. He’s in his second season playing in Herman’s system as a wide receiver — although he missed much of last season with a broken leg — and has started to learn more about playing the receiver position. Herman is hoping that getting the junior on the field will stimulate the ISU offense, a unit that has struggled to gain just 305 yards per game — 11th in the Big 12. “We certainly need a kick start,” Herman said. “We should be at the point where we’re able to at least be competitive scoring points.” Getting the offense in a rhythm against Texas’ fourth-ranked defense will be a challenge, though. The Longhorns have allowed just

vs. Iowa State (3-4, 1-2)

Texas (4-2, 2-1)

Where: Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas When: 11 a.m. Saturday Media coverage: Fox Sports Net, Cyclone Radio Network, Live Game Chat with Daily reporter Chris Cuellar and Des Moines Register reporter Randy Peterson Notes: Iowa State is facing its third straight opponent ranked in the AP Top 25. The Cyclones have lost by a combined score of 120-27 in their last two contests. Texas is coming off an upset win over No. 14 Nebraska last week in Lincoln, Neb. The win vaulted the Longhorns to No. 22.

18.8 points per game this season, and in their four wins, haven’t allowed an opponent to score more than 17. While the Texas defense has been punishing opponents, its offense has been far less imposing than in past seasons. The Longhorns’ 81st-overall offense is underwhelming, and sophomore quarterback Garrett Gilbert has looked lost and out of place at times. However, a down year for the Texas offense has still included two 34-point out-bursts, and the team’s season-low offensive output — 271 total yards — came in a 20-13 win over then-fifth-ranked Nebraska. The Texas offense has emphasized the run more than in years past

Wide receiver Darius Reynolds returns a kick during the Cyclones’ game against Utah on Oct. 9. File photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily

— “This tailback could play for anybody in the country,” Rhoads said — but are still just seventh in the Big 12 in rushing. ISU defensive coordinator Wally Burnham said that the challenge with Texas’ offense is the different styles of runners it can feature at any time. Texas has four ball carriers that see significant time and already have more than 100 yards on the season and five Longhorns have completed touchdowns on the ground. Burnham also said the front four

— with new faces Jacob Lattimer and Roosevelt Maggitt — will play a key role in stopping Texas’ ground game. The Cyclones will probably load the box with linebackers and safeties too, though, to help slow down the runners. “We feel good about that part, as far as our plan,” Burnham said. “Now, can we go out there physically and match up with them? “I don’t know. Hopefully we can for enough times to, hopefully, win a football game.”


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Friday, October 22, 2010 | Iowa State Daily | SPORTS | 7

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Yankees beat Rangers, close to 3-2 in championship

First road matchup

Cyclones ďŹ ght for tournament play

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NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Texas has two more chances to reach the World Series for the ďŹ rst time. First, Colby Lewis gets a chance to win the pennant. If he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ nish the job, Cliff Lee would face the New York Yankees in Game 7. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no frustration or feeling like we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accomplish what we wanted to do,â&#x20AC;? Rangers third baseman Michael Young said after Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7-2 loss in Game 5. Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano hit consecutive homers to build an early cushion, and CC Sabathia made the lead stand up as the Yankees closed to 3-2 in the AL championship series. A late-arriving crowd for the late-afternoon game wondered whether this would be it for the defending World Series champs after Texas outscored them 25-5 while winning three straight. Yankees manager Joe Girardi addressed his players early Wednesday after Game 4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before we lost the three games in a row, we won four in a row,â&#x20AC;? he told them. By the time Curtis Granderson hit an eighth-inning homer for his second RBI of the game, belief among the Yankees was starting to grow. Now the teams will go deep in the heart of Texas to decide the pennant in the best-of-seven series. When they resume in Arlington for Game 6, Phil Hughes starts for the Yankees against Lewis in a rematch of Game 2, won by the Rangers 7-2. Texas may be holding the ultimate postseason ace in the hole: Lee would be opposed by 19game postseason winner Andy Pettitte, in a seventh game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who cares about Cliff going in Game 7?â&#x20AC;? Texas right ďŹ elder Jeff Francoeur said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a game to win in Game 6.â&#x20AC;? Still, Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7-0 postseason record is on their minds. In the 50th anniversary of a franchise that has never reached the World Series, Texas remains one win away.

Halladay, Phillies earn game 5 win, Giants still lead series 3-2 The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Doc got the best of The Freak this time in a rematch of aces. Roy Halladay pitched through a groin pull, outdueling Tim Lincecum and keeping the Philadelphia Phillies alive in the NL championship series with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. Jayson Werthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solo homer in the ninth quieted the raucous sellout crowd of 43,713, and many fans began making for the exits even before Philadelphia pulled within 3-2 in the best-ofseven series. Halladayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bunt â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which appeared to be foul â&#x20AC;&#x201D; helped spark a three-run third inning, when Shane Victorino drove in the ďŹ rst of two runs that scored on a ďŹ elding error by ďŹ rst baseman Aubrey Huff. Placido Polanco followed with an RBI single, and the two-time reigning NL champions forced a Game 6 back home in Citizens Bank Park on Saturday and another cross-country trip. Jonathan Sanchez starts for the Giants against Roy Oswalt, who is 10-0 in 12 starts at Philadelphia this year. Philadelphia put San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebration on hold. The Giants now must win once in two tries at Philly for the franchiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth pennant since moving West in 1958. San Francisco has not been to the World Series since the Giantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Barry Bondsled team lost Game 7 to the Angels in 2002. After Ryan Madson struck out the Giants 4-5-6 hitters in the eighth, Brad Lidge ďŹ nished things off for the Phillies with a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save of the postseason. Philadelphia will try to become the 12th team to rally from a 3-1 deďŹ cit in a best-of-seven series. The Red Sox were the last to do it in the 2007 ALCS against Cleveland. The Giants put the possible tying run in scoring position in the fourth, ďŹ fth and sixth innings but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t capitalize, losing in a potential postseason clincher at home for the ďŹ rst time since Game 7 of the 1962 World Series against the New York Yankees. In a series dominated by pitching, the Phillies are hitting just .209 and the Giants .220. Little has separated the teams, despite trailing in the series, Philadelphia has outscored San Francisco 18-16. Halladay hardly had no-hit stuff, but he had his edge. In a matchup of Cy Young Award winners won by Lincecum in the opener, Halladay stared down Pat Burrell after a called third strike to end the ďŹ rst, and Burrell jawed at Halladay while sprinkling in profanities. Clearly fuming in the dugout afterward, Halladay returned to the mound seemingly unfazed by that moment or a steady drizzle that hit during parts of the later innings. Halladay kept dealing, even if he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t his most dazzling. Lincecum, the two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, beat Halladay ďŹ ve days earlier. He was 2-0 so far this postseason.

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By Dan. Kassan iowastatedaily.com The men who have been around the game call it anything from a â&#x20AC;&#x153;donnybrookâ&#x20AC;? to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;dance.â&#x20AC;? Whatever you call it, though, the ďŹ ghts during Oct. 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loss to Davenport University certainly made for a tense weekend series, one in which ISU coach Al Murdoch had to insert ďŹ ve players to replace those suspended from the fracas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a pretty deep team,â&#x20AC;? Murdoch said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very proud of the ďŹ ve guys that game in. They played solid.â&#x20AC;? The young squad halted its ďŹ ve-game losing streak Saturday, beating the Panthers 5-3 with four unanswered goals. Murdoch sensed the difference in the two games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was thrilling for the fans and the players,â&#x20AC;? Murdoch said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big swing, winning that game. They were very coachable and did what we said.â&#x20AC;? Senior forward Mike Lebler, who took on the bulk of the scoring attack during the DU series, saw his teammates start to jell more and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We learned a lot as a team, and we have each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back,â&#x20AC;? Lebler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to see we had the conďŹ dence to come back on Saturday.â&#x20AC;? The Cyclones will have to ride that conďŹ dence when they take their ďŹ rst road trip of the season this weekend. Iowa State will play a weekend series in Champaign, Ill., against the Fighting Illini. A unique aspect of the series will be the ice itself. The arena is built for a rink

Senior Mike Lebler pushes the puck around Davenportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sean McWhorter during the game Saturday. The Cyclone Hockey team defeated Davenport University with a score of 5-3. Photo: Tim Reuter/Iowa State Daily

larger than Olympic-size and larger than the ice sheet at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena. Murdoch instituted a few drills this week in practice to try to simulate the wider space. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went there my ďŹ rst season, last year, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s huge,â&#x20AC;? said sophomore Justin Wilkinson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like an ocean.â&#x20AC;? Freshman Chris Cucullu will be playing his ďŹ rst game on the larger sheet of ice, and he realizes conditioning will play a major role. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are learning in practice how to play on the bigger ice surface,â&#x20AC;? Cucullu said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prepare for it, you are going to kill yourself skating around all game.â&#x20AC;? As for the product on the ice, Murdoch will be without his captain for Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game and potentially the Saturday matchup. Cort Bulloch left the game Friday after being involved in the ďŹ ghts. He was diagnosed with a separated shoulder, the third of his career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a full go today during practice,â&#x20AC;? Murdoch said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He bounced back well. We will hold him out on Friday and maybe Saturday.â&#x20AC;? The ďŹ rst road test will be just that for the young Cyclones. The Fighting Illini are

vs. Iowa State (4-6-0)

Illinois (7-1-0)

Where: University of Illinois Ice Arena, Champaign, Ill. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23

The ISU soccer team will play their last two road matches of the season this weekend, facing off against Texas Tech (10-5-1, 3-3-1 Big 12) on Friday and Baylor (10-5-2, 3-4) on Sunday. Last weekend, Iowa State (6-9-2, 1-6) lost both its games in either overtime or the ďŹ nal minutes of regulation, but coach Wendy Dillinger said they still took some substantial things away from them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a lot of things to be excited about in our game against Texas A&M, taking the seventh ranked team in the country to overtime, and not only that, but putting them on their heels for 20-25 minutes in the second half,â&#x20AC;? Dillinger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were a lot of good things we drew on there and I thought we played pretty well against Texas. Gave up two free kicks on silly fouls which is something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been focusing on and harping on that we have to stop doing.â&#x20AC;? These two games are must-win games for the Cyclones if they want to make the Big 12 tournament, a scenario senior co-captain Jordan Bishop says could play in their favor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have nothing to lose and we all want it so much, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a win or go home kind of mentality, and we have to have it for the whole 90,â&#x20AC;? Bishop said. Capitalizing off scoring opportunities is one thing the Cyclones struggled with last weekend, but Bishop says they are still very close to success.

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lar team the Illini face. But if the current Cyclones are anything like previous squads, Murdoch will have his team ready. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We play even better on the road,â&#x20AC;? Murdoch said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is the power of positive thinking.â&#x20AC;? Wilkinson played there last year and knows what to expect from a hostile environment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have crazy fans and a good squad, too,â&#x20AC;? Wilkinson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good rivalry. We just need to play our game and keep things simple.â&#x20AC;? Cucullu will have his ďŹ rst taste of a road game Friday, but unlike one would suspect, he relishes playing away from home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It frees me up and gets me riled up,â&#x20AC;? Cucullu said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The crowd will just get me amped up. It is going to be a good test for us.â&#x20AC;? The Illini have not lost in regulation time this year, going 7-0-1 on the season. However, they have beneďŹ ted from a rather weak schedule. Despite that and their own youthfulness, Lebler said he expects a close game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Illinois has always had a good team,â&#x20AC;? Lebler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are fast and have all that room to skate in. We need to play smart, defensively, in the zone, and our offense will come out of that.â&#x20AC;? Playing smart has been an issue for the Cyclones. Penalties and missed opportunities have plagued the team. To win this weekend, Murdoch stressed the importance of discipline and consistency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to show some maturity and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to be now,â&#x20AC;? Murdoch said. The Cyclones play the ďŹ rst game of the series at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University of Illinois Ice Arena.

vs. Iowa State (6-9-2)

Texas Tech (10-5-1)

Where: Lubbock, Texas When: 7:15 p.m. Friday Notes: Iowa State must win its last three games to qualify for play in the Big 12 tournament. The Cyclones havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t qualiďŹ ed for the tournament since 2007. Iowa State also takes on Baylor on Sunday in Waco, Texas. Iowa State has lost its last six conference matchups.

Caitlin Graboski, freshman midďŹ elder, pursues the ball during a game last Friday. Texas A&M beat the Cyclones by one point during overtime. File photo: Samantha Butler/ Iowa State Daily

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a slide, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an inch, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re inches away from scoring and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we need to think about. Every inch matters.â&#x20AC;? Iowa Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst game of the weekend will be against a Texas Tech offense featuring

freshman Jessica Fuston. She has seven goals this season, but Dillinger said she isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only one they are focusing on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the person that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more concerned about is Taylor Lytle now that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back in the line up. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been injured [but] sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back now so sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really going to key on and just make sure that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking care of Jessica up top as well,â&#x20AC;? Dillinger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully Mary Kate [McLaughlin] can

shut her down and Jordan [Bishop] is going to help basically shut both of them down and our outside backs same.â&#x20AC;? The Cyclones face Baylor on Sunday, and will have to face a two-headed monster in sophomore defender Lisa Sliwinski and sophomore forward Hanna Gilmore with seven goals each this season. The Cyclones have noted their success against other good goal scorers this season, and are conďŹ dent they can do it again.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Texas A&M has the most dynamic attackers as well as Oklahoma State in the conference, which is why they both are at the top of the conference. They have proliďŹ c goal scorers,â&#x20AC;? Dillinger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both of those teams we held to one goal each so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m conďŹ dent that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be able to do the job this weekend.â&#x20AC;? In Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freshman year, Iowa State advanced to the Big 12 Tournament but lost in the ďŹ rst round to Texas A&M, and since then have slumped at the end of every season and lost the games they had to win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just experience,â&#x20AC;? Bishop said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing against these same teams for the last three years, you know how big every moment matters. All the teams are good and it will be a battle all the way through.â&#x20AC;? After the two road games, the Cyclones head to Ames for their ďŹ nal regular season game of the year against Missouri the following Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a game of inches for us right now,â&#x20AC;? Dillinger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking at the next three games is a whole new opportunity, kind of like a new season.â&#x20AC;? The ďŹ rst game is at 7:15 p.m. Friday against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.

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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -Change is the only game that matters today. The status quo is not an option. Use all your resources to gain the necessary insight. Then move forward.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- You need to catch up on correspondence. Write sweet thank you notes, email friends, and make an important phone call to a female relative.

Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Carve out time to spend by yourself to complete necessary projects. Work imaginative ideas provided by associates into the final presentation.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Draw group members closer together. Each person needs support. You sense an opportunity just around the corner. Solidarity works magic now.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- There’s a mystical book you’ve wanted to read. There’s a valuable lesson in the plight of the characters there. Plus it’s fun.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Circumstances require you to spend time with friends. No problem! That’s what you want to do anyway. Everyone has more fun than you thought possible.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Your desire for change benefits from letting your imagination run free. Notice where it takes you, and apply your own native wisdom.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- The responsibility is on you now, and that’s fine. You have great ideas and enthusiasm. So work alone and get it done. You can do it.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Create a working environment that suits everyone. Consider feelings as well as concrete goals. That way, everyone feels like part of the process.

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Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Young people capture your attention and help you deliver the creative goods. Your imagination stimulates their action, achieving success.

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What’s the limit on how many nights a week someone can stay at your apartment without paying rent?...Just saying. ... Seriously, did guys miss the drunk dialing/texting gene? ... Definitely tried to unlock my dorm with my car keys completely sober. Can you say sleep deprived? ... I wanna testies for breasties shirt. Where can I get one???! ... If your bike touches me it will be recycled...just sayin’ ... I love working 1 hour ISU Dining Shifts. I show up 10 minutes late because I just “came from class”, take 5 minutes getting changed, and leave 10 minutes early because I have to “get to class.” ... Tuition would be as high if the athletic department didn’t give their athletes full wardrobes, just sayin. ... For the couple having sex in the towers parking lot, please dispose of our condom in the trash can, not my parking violation envelope... ... To the girl who forgot to log out of her facebook and google account on the public Bessey computers: you’re lucky I’m nice. Next time I may not be. ... College essentials...North Face, leggings, uggs, and rain boots. ... To the girl who sings in the shower: it is not a soundproof room. ... To the boys that enjoy sending pictures of your junk to me... Showing me what you’re packing will not make me want to sleep with you. Lets keep something to the imagination. ... To my ex-roommate stop glaring at me, it’s been 2 years and it is not my fault all your roommates end up hating you... ... A hawkeye loss is almost as good as a Cyclone win. ... Ladies I always hold the door open for you. It just so happens that the doors often lead to bedrooms. ... Who is Dougie and why do you want him?

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10 | NEWS | Iowa State Daily | Friday, October 22, 2010

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Landscape architecture

Exhibit focused on trip to Rome wraps up By Jacob.Stewart iowastatedaily.com Friday is the last day that you might notice a large, imposing head guarding the entrance to the regular exhibit space at the College of Design. The space is full of artwork made by ISU landscape architecture and community and regional planning majors on a trip they took to Rome last summer. Sixteen students made the trip June 1 to July 31, and visited many historically important architectural sites during their stay. The head is inspired by one in the Park of the Monsters, located north of Rome. It was developed in the 16th century by various architects, and is one of the most famous works from that area. It is carved out of rock and covers the entrance to a cave with a little furnishing. However, the head at Iowa State

is a canvas painting done by ISU seniors in integrated studio arts Chris Gordon, Eric Nicpon, and Ben Witmer. “We wanted to do something showy something that would grab people’s attention,” said Michael Martin, associate professor of landscape architecture. The room contains all the art work done by the students, plus various collages and photos from their time in Rome. But instead of just hanging things on the wall or having a book of their work, all the pages are strung from the ceiling on strings weighed down by wooden dowels. Martin was the leader of the trip along with Lauren Golden, landscape architecture professor from Italy. There are approximately 1,000 pieces of art in the room, all done by students on the trip. “We were required to do one drawing a day of something we found

interesting,” said John Tracy, junior in community and regional planning. “It was over way too fast.” And while only one drawing a day was required of the students, they were encouraged to do more, or just jot down anything they found interesting. The trip was expensive though. Around $12,000 was required for each student to live in Italy for the two months. “We were going to have community and regional planning and landscape architecture separate on the trip, but it was too pricey,” Martin said. Martin did say that it was worth it. He said actually living in the city, as opposed to just passing through or staying for a few days, really helped immerse the students and help them stay focused on their art. The exhibit closes Friday, so go take a look at the art before it’s too late.

Phil Hahn, model at the ISU art department, studies sketches made by the landscape architecture students who went to Rome last summer at the Landscape Architecture Summer 2010 Rome Exhibit on Wednesday in Gallery 181 at the College of Design. During the trip, the students were required to sketch in their sketch notebook every day. Photo: Yue Wu/Iowa State Daily

State briefs Female patients testify at chiropractor’s sex abuse trial OSKALOOSA — Several female patients have told a jury that an Oskaloosa chiropractor inappropriately touched them when they had come in for their medical appointments. Jason Ebelsheiser is now on trial for thirddegree sexual abuse and tampering with records. He was arrested last year after being accused of sexually abusing women ages 17 to 46. A mother of four told the jury Thursday

that she sought treatment for pain due to chronic back issues. KCCI-TV reports that Ebelsheiser fondled her genitals with his bare hands. She said she came forward to police after she learned Ebelsheiser was under investigation. Ebelsheiser has pleaded not guilty. His attorney, Leon Spies, has said the contact was incidental or accidental. Testimony started Wednesday.

Waterloo school dress code deemed too strict by parents DES MOINES — An administrative law judge said a Waterloo school district went too far with its dress code. The Des Moines Register reported that Judge Carol Greta said she understood school officials’ attempt to create a positive school environment. But she recommends that

the State Board of Election reverse the implemented dress code. In May, Waterloo Community Schools adopted a policy that banned T-shirts, jeans, hooded shirts and flip flops. It requires students to wear solid-color shirts with collars. But parents say it’s illegal because it tells students what

they can wear rather than prohibiting items they can’t wear. The appeal was based on a current state law that allows the school district to enact a ban on “gang-related or other specific apparel” if the school board determines that the policy is necessary for safety or “positive educational environment.”

Inmate death ruled homicide; restraints might be to blame By Melanie S. Welte Associated Press Writer DES MOINES — The death of an inmate restrained at the Polk County jail has been ruled a homicide, the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday. Nicholas Beasley, 27, died May 30, a day after he was booked into the county jail on a domestic assault charge. In an e-mail to the Associated Press, Associate State Medical Examiner Michele Catellier said the cause of death was “sudden death in the setting of restraint with seizure disorder [epilepsy] and Myocarditis,” which she said is inflammation of the heart muscle. Beasley also had an enlarged heart, and the manner of death was “homicide.” Catellier declined to provide more specifics about the death, but Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy said in a statement that he suffered a “seizure-like episode.” McCarthy said several officers and nurses responded to his cell. “While they tried to control his violent and

erratic movements in an effort to prevent injury, Beasley was restrained,” McCarthy said. McCarthy said it’s believed that “stress caused by Beasley’s medical condition and the physical exertion contributed to the deteriorating status.” The sheriff’s office reported Beasley’s death June 7. At the time, the sheriff’s office said jail staff and onsite medical staff responded to a request for help from an officer near Beasley’s cell. An ambulance was called and took Beasley to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead after he arrived. Sheriff spokesman Deputy Keith Onley said McCarthy was going out of town and would not be available to answer any further questions. Onley said he had no details on how Beasley was restrained or how many jail staff were involved. He also didn’t know the status of those involved and whether they were placed on administrative leave. “I can’t speculate during the investigation what route our upper management has taken. I just don’t have that information,” he said.

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