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The first ever ISU Community Supper was on Wednesday in the Great Hall in the Memorial Union. The event was to honor veterans and their families and to also allow a place for conversation to let veterans connect and share their stories. Veteran Tom Polito, and ISU professor, spoke at the event.
Inaugural dinner opens discussion Veterans honored during ISU Community Supper By David.Gerhold @iowastatedaily.com After a Veteran has served in war, there is an even bigger challenge to overcome, said Tom Polito, assistant professor in agriculture and life sciences. That challenge is called life. Polito was a speaker on Wednesday at the ISU First Annual Community Supper to honor veterans and their families. He said that he understands that coming home after their services can be tough for veterans, because they often have problems readjusting and pursuing a career. “I walked in your shoes as well, I was in the Naval Reserve and afterwards I had prob-
lems applying for colleges,” Polito said. “There were people at other universities, who promised to help me out and call me. It’s been 40 years now and I’m still waiting for that call.” Fortunately for him, he said, he was accepted by the ISU community. “With the Community Supper, we wanted to create an opportunity, where our greater community can come together in a humble show of support,” said Jathan Chicoine, veterans services coordinator at the Memorial Union. Chicoine said they wanted to create a space to honor veterans and their families and facilitate conversation to allow them to connect and share their stories. The Veterans Center decided to invite their guests in an unconventional way. Student veterans personally met up with faculty members and asked them to come, Chicoine said.
“In today’s world, it’s all about technology and sending out emails, but we wanted to strengthen the human to human connection, because in the end, that’s what it’s all about and I think people really appreciated that.” The Community Supper was opened by the presentation of the colors and a blessing by Chaplin Preston Duncan, member of the native American tribe Meskwaki Nation. “We pray for health for all the veterans, all the soldiers, wherever they are at right now,” Duncan said, both in English and his native language. The supper was served by the ISU Dining services. Young and old veterans as well as faculty members and interested students used the time to get to know each other. “There are a lot of student veterans on campus and people are not always aware
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ISU researchers advance 3-D tech By Lauren.Vigar @iowastatedaily.com New 3-D teleconferencing technology is being developed thanks to researchers at Iowa State. When Nikolaus Karpinsky, Ph.D. student in human computer interaction, joined with Song Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering, in 2009, they looked for a way to apply the 3-D technology. What this technology looks like now is an object with two 3-D scanners. Anything placed in front of the scanner gets scanned. After the scan, the video is compressed, streamed across the network and displayed at a different location. This concept is called telepresence. “We can 3-D scan someone in one place and transmit them across the network and display them somewhere else,” Karpinsky said. Aside from making eye con-
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Nikolaus Karpinsky, graduate research assistant, explains how his 3-D conferencing system works. Karpinsky worked closely with Song Zhang, professor in mechanical engineering, to find a way to apply the 3-D technology.
Safety concerns around the city of Ames and Iowa State were expressed at the joint meeting between the City Council and the Government of the Student Body. Alexandria Harvey, City Council liaison to the city of Ames, expressed concerns about insufficient lighting in Campustown. Harvey noted that her car has been vandalized three times in Campustown. City Councilman Peter Orazem said about a year ago the chief of police wanted to put in more cameras in Campustown, but no action was passed by City Council. Harvey said Campustown would be better lit if it had LED lights opposed to the current sodium lights. City Manager Steve Schainker said the light poles in Campustown would have to be changed to change the lights to LED lights. Sen. Michael Plantenberg said he took a survey of students living in Wallace and Wilson halls, and concerns were expressed about the lighting on Welch Avenue between the towers and the south end of Campustown. In addition, concerns about the lighting on Mortensen Road were expressed. Schainker said institutional roads, such as Mortensen, are Iowa State’s responsibility to maintain, not the city’s. Schainker said the cost to light Mortensen Road could range anywhere from $50,000 to $160,000 depending on if new metals poles and wiring are needed. Harvey expressed concerns from students about fire safety issues in old apartments that often serve as student housing. Schainker noted the City Council will be reviewing all codes after Jan. 1. The conversation about fire safety transitioned to safety in greek houses. Several members of the City Council reaffirmed their commitment to greek housing at Iowa State. “There’s been some miscommunication around that, I think. I can speak for myself, I don’t think it was the council’s intent to have the rental housing code apply to greek housing...” said council member Tom Wacha. Concerns were also expressed about the need for safe bike paths across the city. Brian Phillips, an employee at the City Manager’s Office working in management analysis said a task force has recently been established to investigate ways to help re-
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Capital Cities, Fitz and the Tantrums coming to Stephens Indie-pop groups bring unique sound to Ames community By Michael.Van Zanten @iowastatedaily.com Pop groups Capital Cities and Fitz and The Tantrums will be performing on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Iowa State’s Stephens Auditorium as part of their Bright Futures Tour. Capital Cities is a Los Angeles-based indie pop duo that began as a Craigslist posting in 2008. Sebu SimonianCQ adver-
tised his skills in musical production, Ryan MerchantCQ responded and the duet began writing jingles for commercials together. In 2011, they released their selftitled EP and started getting exposure in the blogosphere. “We describe it as funky electronic music mixed with rock and alternative,” Merchant said. The band is well known for its inclusion of a trumpet, giving the brand of cheery pop a further distinction. “Some of our influences are Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley,” Merchant said. Capital Cities’ first EP included the hit song “Safe and Sound.” The song is in commercials for
Microsoft, Smart Car, HBO and many other companies, so it has had a fair amount of exposure. The band has been gaining mainstream awareness with the release of its first album “In a Tidal Wave of Mystery” in June of this year. The album’s lead single, “Safe and Sound,” went platinum in August. “[In a Tidal Wave of Mystery] is an eclectic mix of songs, each telling a unique story,” Merchant said. “The reception has been very positive; people like it a lot.” Fitz and the Tantrums is an indie pop sextet also from Los Angeles. The band has released two albums since 2008 and has performed on Jimmy Kimmel,
Conan, Jay Leno, and CBS This Morning. “It’s kind of a pop sound with references from everything [from] soul music to ‘80s electro and New Age,” said saxophonist James King. “We give it our own little spin based on saxophone, and some more sounds that are more current.” Lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick formed the band in 2008 after he purchased a Conn Electric Organ. Soon afterward he wrote “Breakin’ the Chains of Love” in five minutes, one of The Tantrums most popular songs. “Michael Fitzpatrick had just gotten out of a breakup and was writing some songs to heal him-
self, to correct himself after that experience,” King said. “When he was writing, he called me up. He said we were sounding great, why don’t we put a band together, so I said sure.” “We played our first song to about 94 people,” King said. “It was kind of slapped together; at that time we didn’t know if we had five or six songs ready to perform. We just jumped in there and did it, and it felt good from the first note.” The two prominent bands of the Los Angeles pop scene have joined up for The Bright Futures Tour, which started in October.
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Nov. 9 Levi Nikkel, 20, 839 Dickinson Ave., Apt 3, was cited for underage possession of alcohol at Lot G2 (reported at 2:47 p.m.). Connor Meis, 19, of Traynor, was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol and interference with official acts at Lot G3 (reported at 2:23 p.m.). Phelan Treaire Branch, 19, 1108 South Fourth St., Unit 34, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia; he was additionally taken into custody on warrants held by the Story County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Simonson, 19, 1111 North Second St., was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Ian Werbel, 20, 4324 Westbrook Drive, Unit 11, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at Lot 59E (reported at 6:05 p.m.). Vehicles driven by Ian Baker and Michael Arkovich were involved in a property damage collision at Beach Road and Lincoln Way (reported at 7:11 p.m.). An individual reported the theft of a purse and a cellphone at Lot G2 (reported at 6:51 p.m.). An officer assisted an 18-year-old female who was experiencing emotional difficulties at Linden Hall. The individual was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center for treatment (reported at 8:54 p.m.) An individual reported being followed by a vehicle while driving on campus at the Armory (reported at 9:37 p.m.).
Nov. 10 Jared Hegtvedt, 19, 2941 Wedgewood Gates, Charles City, and Madison Mickelson, 20, 1205 North Third St., were cited for underage possession of alcohol at Ames Intermodal Facility (reported at 1:04 a.m.). Jacob Masching, 19, 4912 Mortensen Road, Apt 1032, and Dale Miller, 19, 707 AB Pavek Hall, Fargo, ND, were cited for underage possession of alcohol at Knapp Street and Welch Avenue (reported at 1:43 a.m.).
Officers assisted a 20-year-old female who had consumed too much alcohol at the 100 block of Stanton Avenue The individual was transported by ambulance to Mary Greeley Medical Center for treatment(reported at 2:10 a.m.). Catum Whitfield, 23, 5910 West Lincoln Way, Apt 129, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated at Lincoln Way and North Russell Avenue (reported at 2:55 a.m.). Officers assisted an 18-year-old female who had intentionally cut herself at Friley Hall. The individual was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center for treatment (reported at 4:05 a.m.). Kong James Kong, 18, 925 N. Archer Drive, Sioux Falls, S.D., was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and gatherings where controlled substance unlawfully used. Rashad Wilson, 19, 2305 West 46th St., Apt 311, Sioux Falls, S.D., was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and gatherings where controlled substance unlawfully used at Wilson Hall (reported at 4:35 a.m.). An individual reported the theft of money from a vending machine at Lebaron Hall (reported at 12:59 p.m.). A vehicle driven by Mervin Jennings collided with two cars at Iowa State Center (reported at 3:05 p.m.). Vehicles driven by Jennifer Harvison and Samantha Mattingly were involved in a property damage collision at Lincoln Way and University Boulevard. (reported at 5:29 p.m.).
Nov. 12 James Kell, 41, 126 Hickory Ave., was arrested and charged with fourth degree theft and possession of a controlled substance at Hilton Coliseum (reported at 7:42 p.m.). An individual reported damage to a tire at Lot 54. The incident occurred during the evening of Nov. 8 (reported at 7:35 p.m.).
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Presha Kardile, senior in management, works as the undergraduate administrative assistant for the International Students and Scholars Office. Part of Kardile’s job is to help international students through the Friendship International Program.
Students make friendships across cultural boundaries Program connects international students with U.S. families
Being away from family and friends can be hard for a college student, but for most international students coming to college means being away from home for an entire semester. Sometimes a person inside or even outside of Iowa State can be helpful to talk to and provide support to them. The Friendship International Program of the International Students and Scholars Office provides exactly that. In this program, international students, called international friends, are paired up with American students and families from around the Ames and Des Moines areas. “As an international student you have your adviser; you have the [International Students and Scholars Office], but those are all formal means of communication,” said Presha Kardile, senior in management and undergraduate administrative assistant at the ISSO. “[We want to] make them familiar with American culture and give them an informal person to talk to.” International friends are mostly freshman and sophomores who haven’t yet become acquainted with the American culture. However, any international student can sign up for the program, and they can indicate if they would rather be paired with a family or a student. “We also ask the American friends if they have specific preferenc-
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es of a country or language,” Kardile said. “Lots of students who will study abroad the next semester want to be paired up with someone from that country; or students who are international studies majors want to be paired up with a student from the area they are majoring in.” Basically anyone can become an American friend. When applying, one must provide a reason why the family or individual wants to participate as an American friend, since the international student is supposed to feel safe and benefit from the experience, Kardile said. What the international and American friends want to do together is their choice. “It depends on their comfort level. They generally end up going for games or having Thanksgiving dinners. A lot of American families know each other, and they will get together as a group to meet for coffee or something similar.” Kardile said.”They will show them things that are uniquely American.” This is what distinguishes the Friendship International program from many other Programs in the International Student and Scholars Office, Kardile said. It doesn’t strictly focus on Iowa State, but on U.S. culture in general. Groups are required to meet at an orientation meeting and at least two more times throughout the
semester. This semester, about 45 international students have been paired up with about 39 American friends and families. “At the orientation meeting, a lot of students were really enthusiastic to get to know the basic American culture and just talk,” said Chaitali Chinoy, senior in accounting and undergraduate advising assistant at the International Students and Scholars Office. “People were talking, chitchatting and having great discussions already.” During the course of the semester, the goal of the program is to further develop the relationships so that, eventually, lifelong friendships evolve. “It is a semester long program,” Kardile said. “You can’t develop such a relationship in half a year, but we kind of jumpstart the process.” The program gives international students a platform to form friendships outside Iowa State, and also to spread awareness of their own culture in the Ames community. “Having this platform for them, I think it is an amazing thing, not only to adjust, but also for all these little little things, the typical American things [you] don’t have in other cultures.” Chinoy said. The program is on the rise. In the fall 2013 semester, more than 100 international students signed up within three days, forcing the office to close their signups faster than ever before. There was also a shortage of American friends and families for everyone that signed up. “This program has so much potential to go forward. Once we pull in the resources we need, it can be really, really big,” Kardile said. “Hopefully that will happen the coming semester.”
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Women selected for Catt Center calendar By Danielle.Ferguson @iowastatedaily.com The first step in the nomination process for the Catt Center’s 2014 Honorees starts with questions asking about the women’s involvement and impact at Iowa State. “Do you know a woman who has impacted Iowa State University through campus involvement, in the classroom or community relationships? Inspires women of all generations? Is a current Iowa State student, faculty or staff member?” the Catt Center asked the Iowa State community on its nomination page. Out of 64 nominees, 12 of Iowa State’s outstanding women contributors to the university have been selected for the 2014 calendar. “It’s very humbling because there are so many amazing women making an impact at Iowa State University,” said Merry Rankin, director of sustainability for Live Green!. “So many of them are mentors to me and have been wonderful partners and collaborators on all the different projects that have been great to accomplish.” Nominees are selected by a committee of 16 representatives from the Catt Center, according to the Catt Center website. Recognition focuses on the contributions women make at Iowa State through classroom work and engaging in campus and community relationships. Another honoree, Beth Hartmann of civil, construction and environmental Engineering, has held many roles with Iowa State. Hartmann is a two-time alum from the university receiving a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1989 and a masters in construction engineering in 1996.
She returned to Iowa State in 2009 and began teaching in the fall. Hartmann said the extra effort she puts into teaching may have played a part in her nomination for the calendar. “I teach a lot. I learned every student’s name and I know their names by the first two or three weeks of class,” Hartmann said. “I know it’s important to them and it’s important to me.” Hartmann also teaches a learning community for construction engineers and the capstone course for civil and construction engineers. Alicia Carriquiry from the statistics department, who was also selected to be an honoree, said she too loves teaching. Carriquiry has been teaching at Iowa State since 1990 after receiving a PhD in 1989. “I really like teaching and I really like working with students. I hope to have been a role model for women in sciences.” Carriquiry said. Carriquiry was the first female in the department of statistics to be promoted to full professor. “I hope that I have conducted myself in a way that has tempted other women to also pursue a career in the sciences,” Carriquiry said. Additional criteria to be selected for the calendar includes campus and community involvement. Hartmann’s involvement includes being a coach for the green energy challenge, a national competition where universities must put teams together and analyze a building on their campuses. The teams must find how much energy that building uses and find ways to reduce that energy usage. Hartmann’s team took first place last year in the written component of the
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Beth Hartmann, Catt Center Honoree candidate, shaved her head last year to help raise money for one of her former students that had been diagnosed with cancer after graduating.
competition and third in the oral presentation the last two years. She said she believes being in the Navy has helped her in juggling the different activities she takes on. Hartmann said it is important for her to get to know her students and be a vital resource for them, professionally and personally. “I’m there for the students. Not only am I trying to be the best teacher I can be, but I’m also available for them when they are looking for jobs, if they are having a rough time,” Hartmann said. “I come to work with a smile on my face and try to be a positive role model.”
Hartmann shaved her head last year for a fundraiser for a student who had graduated and was then diagnosed with cancer. “A few of us did a fundraising event where we raised money and the people who won the prize basically go to shave our heads. We got to raise $4,000 for him and his family,” Hartmann said. “Unfortunately, he passed away.” Rankin said it is an honor and humbling to be selected for this calendar. The 2014 calendar will be officially released at a reception on Jan. 15, 2014 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
YWCA desserts event supports mentoring programs for girls By Logan.Olson @iowastatedaily.com The YWCA Ames-ISU had its “Just Desserts: A Taste of Something Sweet,” to help spread the message of eliminating racism and empowering women, on Wednesday. The event has been going on for 20 years, said Haley Cook, board co-president. “We started planning for this event last year at this time, but the bulk of the planning has been at the beginning of this past semester,” Cook said. This fundraiser cost $10 for students to attend and $35 for the general public. The money went toward several programs on campus including the Girls Power Mentoring program, the High School Mentoring program, Engaging International Spouses, International friendship fairs and the Giving Tree food drive. With the YWCA being a campus organization since the 1920s, the club likes to have it at a campus venue in order to have that tie to Iowa State. Last year they had it at Johnny’s in Hilton Coliseum
and this year in the Alumni Center. “We hope to raise awareness with this event, and let people know about the programs that are offered through the YWCA of Ames and hopefully get more people involved, and more members,” said Angela Merrick, executive director and adviser of YWCA Ames-ISU. Cook said she agrees the main hope for this event is to raise awareness to empower women and raise awareness for the issue of racism. “It’s coming together and recognizing that we got a great world out here and a lot of people in it,” Cook said. The competition portion of this fundraiser was started last year, Merrick said. “We have seven vendors this year and three judges, with two different awards,” Merrick said. The vendors included Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, Lincoln Center Hy-Vee, Hilton Garden Inn Catering, Ami’s Cakes and Confections, Arcadia Cafe, Olde Main Brewing Company, and Ames Cupcake
Emporium. The desserts ranged from assorted cupcakes to rum raisin brioche pudding. The two awards included were the Just Desserts People’s Choice Award, which was voted on by everyone there, and the Just Desserts Better than Dessert Award, which the three judges decided, Merrick said. One of the three judges was Pam White, dean of the College of Human Sciences and first time judge, said this was definitely a great event with a great message and that was why she chose to judge this year. The three judges were handed a score sheet and on a scale from one to five scored the creativity of the product, the taste, the presentation of the dessert and the visual attractiveness of the display. The winners were announced toward the end of the fundraiser, with Arcadia Cafe winning the Just Desserts People’s Choice Award. Liz Jeffrey, co-owner and manager of Arcadia had prepared an espresso mousse with a French macaroon on top.
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Women gather around a table to decide which dessert is the best in Ames. The YWCA Ames-ISU hosted the “Just Desserts” competition Wednesday at the ISU Alumni Center. The event has been going on for 20 years.
Jeffery said the reason they got involved is because they are always looking for community outreach that allows them to get their name out to other people in the community as a new business. The winner of the Just Desserts Better than Dessert Award was Ami’s Cakes and
Confections. Ami Frank, the owner, prepared gluten-free raspberry Schnapps cake balls. “I am really honored to win this award,” Frank said. “I am just a simple home baker who wanted to provide a gluten-free option, so I am just honored to have won the event.”
Comedian Soder covers various topics in stand-up performance By Devon.Jefferson @iowastatedaily.com A sober, hypochondriac comedian by the name of Dan Soder will perform at the Maintenance Shop this Thursday. Soder, a fellow native from Aurora, Colo., will be doing a stand up show covering all avenues, ranging from hipsters, stories of his hypochondria and other anecdotes related to his “medium Sex drive.” “I was studying at University of Arizona and it wasn’t until I was a junior that I started doing stand up comedy,” Soder said. Soder’s journey begins as a teenager in the big little city in the center of our nation called Denver. It was there he began to cultivate his love for stand up comedy and putting himself in the atmo-
sphere a comedian lives in. “As a kid I went to comedy works a lot and in high school I was seeing people like Dave Chappelle’s stand up live and it really blew my mind and it really took me until I was 21 to really get the balls to do it,” Soder said. Fast forward a few years and Soder is attending the University of Arizona, surrounded by a binge-drinking college life cliche. It was there he began working at a local radio station and hanging out at local comedy clubs and getting his feet wet in what would soon turn into his career as a stand up comedian, specifically in a small comedy club in Tucson. He performed there for two years until he was given a primetime spot and eventually flew east to
New York City. “It was either L.A. or New York, and I’m not an L.A. guy, plus I liked New York and a lot of comedians I liked were either from there or had been through there so I knew the style of aggressive joke writing it took and also knew it was a place young comedians could get more stage time,” Soder said. The extreme repetition and difficult scene New York in offer molded him as a comic. Soder talked about how in a city filled with so much talent it was hard to break into the scene but because of the fact he could do up to seven shows a night he prospered. Now, Soder can be found on an array of television series including MTV’s “Guy Code,” and more recently his appear-
ance on Conan O’Brien. Even more so his recent sobriety from drinking has enthralled him into his work. He has hosted a variety of web series and online podcast shows like “Red Eye” and his web series with Yahoo called “Mansome,” which “teaches guys how to do regular man stuff like cook ribs and play the drums.” The Student Union Board, which booked Soder to perform, has picked performers of different styles to come to Iowa State. Winston Stalvey, junior in marketing, had a hand in choosing Soder to perform for the university. “We like to have a very welcoming atmosphere to both aspiring comedians and comedy enthusiasts,” Stalvey said. “When we are
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College work hasn’t kept up with changes in job markets Education is a constantly and rapidly changing field in not only American society but also in the global community. Iowa State has also been changing rapidly in the sense of an ever increasing student body. Universities such as Iowa State, however, need to constantly make sure that curricula in the majors being offered are changing to meet the needs of the students who are clamoring to get into the programs. Technology and a world that is coming more globally connected everyday means that many majors need to change what they are teaching, so students can enter into the professional world prepared to meet career expectations. University curricula is stuck in an age where the Internet, phones and the idea of a global community were just starting to make their way into everyday conversations. Students are not being pushed to learn more languages or HTML and CSS programming. These skills are paramount in today’s workforce in order to continue to climb the ladder in nearly any career. On top of that, learning basic research skills is a concept that barely makes an appearance in any classroom, even though it’s becoming more difficult each day for individuals to recognize what is or is not a credible source of information. Knowing how to navigate the online world properly, write for the Internet and ferret out factual information in a world that is filled with inaccuracies are necessary tools. Most importantly, students need to be taught how to think critically and ask questions to become life-long learners. Another important skill students need to develop is the ability to keep up with the incredibly fast pace of our changing world. Employers are looking for applicants who know how to pitch new ideas and can think ahead of what’s coming next. This is paramount in a society that is working every day to keep up with the rapidly changing technology being used in almost every career field. To put it simply, students must be taught how to compete in a world that is much larger than it used to be. They will be candidates for fewer jobs with an ever widening pool of applicants, not from just down the street, but from around the world. Students need to be multi-skilled for nearly any career and unbelievably flexible in what they are able to accomplish with their degree. Iowa State needs to be working, and quickly, on ways to be ahead of what students will need in their future jobs, not playing catch-up to changes. This is what will continue to set not only the university apart, but also its graduates. Trying to guess what students will need to know in the future is most certainly a difficult task, but one that is necessary if Iowa State hopes to continue to produce high quality graduates that will stand out in the progressing global workforce of tomorrow. If students are incapable of finding the classes, or the faculty, that will push them to remain competitive when they begin the job search, then it is up to each student to take it upon themselves to grow on their own. Numerous classes can be found online and outside of the University that will supply students with opportunities to gain skills that will make their resumes more appealing to any employer. The main thing to remember is that just because you or the university is waiting to make those changes happen doesn’t mean that someone else isn’t already taking those steps. And by the time you are turning in your application, it’ll already be too late.
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Time for smartphone rehab? Relearn how to chat in person By Sam.Greer @iowastatedaily.com
’m going to smartphone rehab. I still text a few friends from my hometown; I’ll pick up when my mom calls me; and I use my guitar tuning app every so often when I feel the need to jam; I won’t deny that my smartphone has its uses. But I’m getting absolutely sick of this constant flow of superficial communication; the instant gratification that accompanies smartphones (and modern technology in general) has become society’s addiction. Want to know about that cute guy in your psych lecture? Don’t talk to him, just Facebook stalk him. We have to know everything, and we have to know now. So when I quit responding to the buzz of my Droid like Pavlov’s dog to the ring of the bell, my friends panic. A simple “where are you? :)” seems friendly enough the first time, but when those words appear on my screen again and again, night after night, I stop replying. I learned the difficult way that not responding to a text can be considered a personal affront. Does anyone else on the planet need to be alone for two seconds in complete silence? Or am I headed for the home? The second you quit firing back instantly during a conversation, you might as well have become a missing person. Minutes later, another friend texts you something like “hey, is everything ok?” Once upon a time, I was guilted into easing people’s minds, surrendering my whereabouts so they could find me and hang out. Now I’m a stone-cold, heartless, nonreplying harpy. For a culture so absorbed in the importance of physical appearance, we don’t put much stock in face-to-face communication (Skype and FaceTime don’t count). I can understand why people would give a damn about appearances if they spent any time in intelligent, meaningful face-to-face conversation, but I don’t see an overabundance of that sort of communication occurring. What exactly are good friends supposed to talk about when they see each other for the first time in months if they’ve kept up with each other down to the bowel movements during every waking moment they’ve been apart? The reunion isn’t nearly as special as it would have been if not a single word was exchanged. And we’re not just addicted to the instant gratification; we’re completely losing our people skills. Carrying on a conversation over text allows for a moment to collect thoughts, correct grammar and, on occasion, think
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of something clever to say. Too many people lose their charm the instant a face-to-face, real time conversation starts. Texting makes it too easy to trick someone into believing you’re a funny, quick-witted soul, and the real life interactions that follow become disappointing and uncomfortable for both parties. I’m getting clean of my texting habits because I want to be able to speak coherently in real time, and because I
want to better appreciate speaking with friends that I don’t see every day. The smartphone debate has been beaten to death, but let me say this much: when we stop fighting over whether phones are “good” or “bad,” we can start teaching future generations through example that life is not lived on keyboards, and instant technological communication is a convenient backup, not a replacement, for face-to-face conversation.
Shh! Talking out of turn disrupts education Learn to change bad grade-school habits to protect classroom sanity By Zachary.Neuendorf @iowastatedaily.com
ou’re sitting in class and the lecture is unfolding. Your mind is finally catching pace with the professor. Your focus is reaching an all time high. Everything is starting to make sense. Then, all of a sudden, the two students three seats down start conversing and giggling like chipmunks about God knows what — probably something to do with last night’s party or tonight’s party or the professor’s purple-stained button-down. You’re certain they’ll quiet down. After all, they want to understand the material, right? Sure, their talk might decrescendo to an aggravating whisper that tickles your eardrum like a feather. But by this time, you have lost complete grasp on the material, on the class, and on your life — all because a couple chatterboxes chit-chatted a little too loudly and off-subject. Of course, this example is a little hyperbolic. Regardless, we’ve all been unlucky enough to be victims of this sort of behavior, and most of us have probably committed such an act, like the hypocrites we are wired to be. To many, myself included, this issue sounds like a second-grade teacher
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Not paying attention in class by talking to those around you or doing distracting things on your smartphone or laptop is not only detrimental to you but also to your classmates who are trying to learn.
complaining about her rowdy, talkative bunch of kids. But when our second-grade teachers hushed us, it was more than just a defense of her sanity. As I’m growing up, I’m learning what it means to value my education — part of that may be a natural matureness taking sail, but also that pretty (massive) price tag on tuition. Either way, it means more.Education has become tangible, almost like an animal that I have to exercise, feed and keep in check. Even though in second grade, I loved going to school and learning, I still talked out-ofplace, because who would it hurt? Turns out, for many, the biggest damage done comes from the habits those elementary disruptions can
create and set in propulsion. Not much has changed for the typical student in those 10-odd years. We still talk during class, but we are sneakier about it. We whisper, possibly the most annoying decibel level ever; it’s like letting the world know you know you shouldn’t be talking, but trying to cover that guilt by exhaling thunderous breaths with consonants. Also, we utilize our technology by texting, or if feeling particularly retro, passing notes like bashful middle-schoolers. This one is definitely the better of the evils. No outside party gets distracted, penmanship and writing skills are activated, and it’s cute. So, who gets hurt in the louder modes of distraction? Well, everyone within
your voice’s orbit, including yourself. I have no right to tell you how to value your education — you could sleep or solitaire your way through all your classes for all I care, but I do have a right to tell you to respect my education. When you talk out of place in class, you are simply disrespecting your peers. I’m not proclaiming myself as a saint of silence in the classroom; I’ve talked and disrespected an entire classroom, and in doing so, stole the precious currency of education from my classmates. Since this is a habit, it’s hard for us to realize we’re doing it. It’s always second nature and rarely intentional. Nonetheless, like nail chewing, nose picking and smoking, this bad habit is meant to be broken.
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Police officers should not carry firearms Protection of people can be established without gun use By Anthony.Bader @iowastatedaily.com
fter the unfortunate event on campus, I can’t stop thinking about how it all could have been avoided. The whole series of events falls into a mostly grey area. Tyler Comstock was driving a stolen vehicle and was breaking the law but didn’t deserve to die. On the other hand, the officer responsible for his death was under a great amount of pressure and had to make a snap decision. I would still assert 100 percent that the officer was too quick to shoot and did not exhaust all of his options before opening fire on Tyler. However, it’s easy for me to sit back in hindsight and pick apart the situation. Yet I still can’t help but think that Tyler’s extremely premature death could have been avoided. If it’s so difficult to make the correct decision in these high tension situations, then maybe we should remove the potential for such a tragedy to occur. If Officer McPherson wasn’t carrying a gun that day, he wouldn’t have been able to shoot Tyler at all. Carrying a gun is a huge responsibility and too few people understand the weight of that responsibility. We’re all only human. In these high tension situations, our basic instincts kick in, and we are more likely to make poor decisions. I have no doubt that Officer McPherson did not want to kill Tyler, but when put in such a stressful once in a life time situation, what are the odds a person will make the right decision? The bottom line is that police officers are supposed to keep the peace and resolve disputes, not make them worse. In the case of Tyler Comstock and his family, their situation was made vastly worse. Tyler’s father responsibly called the police on his own son who had stolen a car and as a result, Tyler paid with his life. If calling the police just makes matters worse, why should the public be compelled to involve them or expect them to help? If officers did not carry guns, then at least when they don’t make the best decision for a
given situation, citizens will be much less likely to pay with their lives for crimes. After the shooting, I heard many people say that Tyler got what was coming to him and that he had every opportunity to comply with the officer, so he should have expected to have been shot. I couldn’t disagree with this idea more. As Americans, we view justice as black and white, good guys and bad guys. In movies we see good guys with guns chasing down bad guys and many times killing them, and we think of this as justice. We have TV shows like “Cops” and “America’s Most Wanted” where crime is simplified into good guys and bad guys and the lives of real people become entertainment for the masses. Life isn’t this simple though. The criminals in these shows, albeit acting outside the law, are human beings who still possess the same natural rights as every other human being. They don’t commit crimes because they were bred from birth to do bad and evil things. In many situations, they’ve experienced a hard life, which has led them down a dirty path that pressured them to do bad things to other people. They still need to be reprimanded for their crimes, but proportionately. This is why criminals need to be apprehended without the use of deadly force. People make mistakes, and they deserve a chance to rectify those mistakes. Police must be trusted to apprehend criminals so they can pay for their crimes with an appropriate sentence, not with their lives. The idea of police without guns is not unheard of. In the United Kingdom, most police officers are not allowed to carry guns. I asked John Kilpatrick, a study abroad student from the UK, how society in his country feels about police carrying guns. “In general, the UK is vastly opposed to police officers carrying guns as citizens are not allowed to carry them themselves. There would be a significant lack of trust with police officers if they were allowed to essentially carry around a ‘murder weapon’ at all times when everyday people do not.” He went on further to explain that he feels that police in the UK can very adequately help citizens in distress without the use of guns. I can also personally say that I do not feel safer knowing that a police officer is willing to kill
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Enforcement of the law should not necessarily rely on the use of guns or armed force. As shown in other countries such as the United Kingdom, the law can be upheld without a higher potential of death to those who break the law.
someone to resolve a situation. Granted, our countries are different in that citizens in the UK can’t carry guns, but their society is at least one example of the fact
that guns are not a necessity to keep order in society. I understand that this problem is much more complex than simply banning guns immedi-
ately, but Tyler’s death should be a wake up call for Americans to change their mindset about guns, law enforcement, and what justice really means.
U.S. must give Iran’s nuclear discussions a chance By Phil.Brown @iowastatedaily.com
ast Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Geneva to attend talks between the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Zarif, and the foreign policy leaders of numerous world powers. The talks centered around the international sanctions levied against Iran for its nuclear program. While Iran maintains that its nuclear efforts are working only to provide nuclear energy, the United States and many other countries fear that Iran could very well have its sights set on nuclear weaponry. The Geneva talks were intended to result in a suspension of further nuclear efforts by Iran in exchange for a lift on some of the sanctions currently in place. While it was hoped that Kerry’s unscheduled trip to Switzerland was an indication that an agreement was forthcoming, it soon became clear that, although there was progress, the two sides had not quite closed the gap on negotiations. However, talks will resume Nov. 21 with Iran and the P5+1 powers (United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, France and Germany.) Some have criticized that potential agreement, arguing that it would be a resounding loss for the western pow-
ers. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said of the the Iranian position in the talks, “They are paying nothing because they are not reducing in any way their nuclear enrichment capability.” As the prime minister claims, the sanctions in place against Iran are unquestionably damaging their economy. Lifting even some of the sanctions would certainly be of benefit to Iran. It is less clear that the other countries involved would benefit substantially from Iran agreeing to halt its nuclear program, either in whole or in part. Concerns over this are shared by many around the world, including those in Congress. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said Wednesday: “The Iranian regime hasn’t paused its nuclear program. … Why should we pause our sanctions efforts as the administration is pressuring Congress to do?” Well, Mr. Royce, because we could actually get the Iranian regime to pause its nuclear program. As Kerry said: “We put these sanctions in place in order to be able to put us in the strongest position possible to be able to negotiate. We now are negotiating.” The sanctions to ostensibly be lifted themselves will be “completely reversible,” according to a statement made by the White House’s Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest last week and would return
if it is found that Iran did not hold up its end of the bargain. In addition to questions over the true commitment Iran would have to new agreements, there are worries that such agreements do not fully address the problems that need to be dealt with. For example, a potential deal will likely not involve a reduction in Iran’s nuclear capabilities, merely a freezing of their current efforts. While this is true, the potential agreements would be the first step of many needed to resolve a very complex issue. It cannot reasonably be expected that Iran will simply give up its entire nuclear program while international sanctions are in full effect. It is not enough to only consider the point of view of the United States and other countries, such as Israel. While we have legitimate concerns on global security, we must understand that Iranians have concerns of their own. In the same way that many outside of Iran are skeptical of agreements their government might make, many inside Iran are surely skeptical of the international community. If we wish to negotiate a resolution to issues with Iran, we are going to have to have small steps at first — and not torpedo a potential deal because it is less than perfect. Trust must be built up between Iran
and countries like the United States if we are to have any hope at all of preventing them from becoming a nation with nuclear weapons. The potential deal to be brokered in Geneva would do just that. By removing some of the sanctions against Iran, an increased sense of cooperation will be fostered with Iranian economic interests. At the same time, leaving in place the most severe restrictions, such as the banking and oil sanctions, ensures that Iran will have continued incentives to keep negotiating. Criticizing negotiations because they might not go far enough or because they could be later broken is irresponsibility at its worst. If we refuse to trust Iran to adhere to agreements, then the choices for dealing with them are limited to very undesirable ones indeed. In the same way that the United States and the USSR eventually made some headway in their Cold War, Iran and its opponents must be willing to come to the table and negotiate. While the presence of religious extremists may very well give the current disagreement much higher stakes than the opposition the United States and the USSR had to each other’s governments, we will not find a viable solution if we never actually make any agreements. The talks with Iran to take place in Geneva must be given a chance.
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Legal prostitution ignores victims at center of debate Abby Merchant is a senior in English. I read Ian Timberlake’s column this morning, and I was a bit intrigued by his declaration that prostitution is a victimless crime. The act of prostitution is or should be, (though child prostitution is rampant) between two consenting adults and any other argument against it is because of moral issues, etc.
The act of sex and “consent” aside, before you think of it as a victimless crime, I’d suggest reading up on the actual prostitutes themselves. Why do these women (I say women because women make up an overwhelming portion of the sex trade, not that men can’t be prostitutes) turn to prostitution? I did a five minute search and found that most of them want to get out of it.
Many are abused as children. Many become prostitutes as children. Others need quick money for their habits, and others have no choice. Not only do many women come from troubled pasts but women are “imported” from other countries to do service here. In short, a lot of prostitutes have been forced into the trade, and a lot see it as no other choice.
Of course, there are some prostitutes who do it because they like it, and I personally don’t see anything wrong with that. In a perfect world, legalizing prostitution would actually fix all the problems prostitutes face — abuse from johns/pimps, rape, etc. But there are still issues even where prostitution is legalized. (I’ve read some disturbing stories from the girls who worked in the legal brothels in Nevada.)
The point isn’t just legalizing prostitution and saying, “There, it’s done, no more harm will ever be inflicted on prostitutes,” but to look at the underlying problem as to why prostitution is the only answer for women. There are victims in these situations, and to ignore those underlying implications of turning to and being a prostitute is just not a step in the right direction if we want to make it better for women.
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Students participate in the intramural sport Battleship H2O at State Gym on Tuesday. In the sport, teams of three try to sink their opponents battleship, or canoe, by throwing buckets of water into their boat. The last team floating wins. The game has only been around for two years, but has already attracted lots of attention.
BATTLESHIP TAKES ON WATER Board game comes to life — with canoes — in intramural competition
By Harrison.March @iowastatedaily.com “A5?” “You sank my canoe!” Up-and-coming on the ISU intramural scene is Battleship H2O, a sport that seeks to recreate the childhood board game on much larger scale. Though the game is only in its second year here at Iowa State, it is already attracting lots of attention. “This year we’ve got around 105 teams,” said Nathan Pick, coordinator for intramurals. “Even though that puts us a little down from last year’s total of 120, we’re still really happy with the overall turnout.” What really gets the students interested, Pick said, is the general concept of the game. Teams of three sit in canoes placed in the pool at State Gym and, just like the board game, try to sink their opponents’ boats. “I used to play the [board] game a lot with my little brother,” said Georgia Kolf, freshman in chemical engineering and captain of team Fosmark. “So when I heard there was a real-life Battleship game, I thought it sounded really fun.” The free-for-all approach to Battleship H2O means that strategy factors into this live-action battle-
ship game much more than its plastic predecessor. “What makes H2O even more exciting is the chance players get to defend themselves,” Pick said. “Any player can bail out their boat to try and stay above water. Some teams even designate a guy to do just that.” Some teams, such as defending champions 2.6 No Bigger No Smaller, found success with an entirely different strategy and are looking to make that work again. “Last year, we sort of teamed up with other teams,” said Jared Kadolph, senior in animal science and captain of the returning champions. “We would sink other boats first and then when we got to the finals we just sank them as fast as we could.” Team Fosmark, on the other hand, prefers an offensive approach to the game over a tactical plan. “All we want to do is sink the other teams,” Kolf said. “We’re just going to do it as fast as possible and hope we don’t get taken out first.” Though the game is mostly about the fun, students can still get a workout in this small-scale naval warfare. “Most kids are having a lot of fun right off the bat,” Pick said.
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The board game of Battleship comes alive as students participate in Battleship H20 in the State Gym pool. Students use many different strategies to try to win.
“But once you get toward the end of the round, you see students getting pretty tired from throwing around those 5-gallon buckets full of water.” For Kadolph, an ISU intramurals veteran, Battleship H2O is near the top of his favorites. “I do quite a few of intramurals with the same group of friends,”
Kadolph said. “This one is completely different from the others and we all have a lot of fun.” Pick echoes the sentiment of uniqueness, citing that while the sport is bizarre, it is also a unique opportunity to play this game. “Sure it’s weird,” Pick said. “But it’s a ton a fun. You’re really not going to play this anywhere else.”
Late technical foul by South Dakota sparks Iowa State to 88-72 win By Dylan.Montz @iowastatedaily.com A late mistake by South Dakota proved to be just what Iowa State needed to get going offensively. In fact, ISU coach Bill Fennelly saw the technical foul by Raeshel Contreras as a game-changer. “For whatever reason, it relaxed Hallie [Christofferson and] I think it got Brynn [Williamson] a little excited,” Fennelly said. “Brynn played a little different those last 10 or 12 minutes. You tell your player’s all the time, “You’ve got to be smart. You never know what you do, how you do it changes a game.” The ISU women’s basketball team took advantage of that technical foul late in the game en route to an 88-72 win on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum. After the first shot of a one-and-one opportunity for Contreras and the score a 57-56 ISU lead, she pushed Williamson out of the lane after the shot was made. After the ensuing call by the official and second free-throw make by
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Contreras, Christofferson went to the other end of the court and sank two free throws. The baskets by Christofferson put Iowa State up 59-57, a lead it never lost again, with 8:30 left in the Williamson second half. When a technical foul is called, the Cyclones feel like it brings the team closer together. “It’s one of those things where if coach gets one, we’re going to win for him. If it happens with one of us, we’re going to win for each other,” Williamson said. “I think that was a moment where everyone came together and were like, “Hey, this is our time now.” I think right after that is when we were kind of like it’s been too long, now we’re ready to put this team away and move on to the next one.” With the Cyclones leading 59-57, they went on a 19-3 run that lasted until there was 2:18 left in the game, effectively putting it out of reach. After Christofferson’s free throws, things got going offensive-
We knew we weren’t going to lose at home. That’s something we stress a lot and we wanted to give our fans what they deserve.” Hallie Christofferson, ISU forward
ly for Iowa State after a quick layup by Williamson and two free throws by Nikki Moody. Christofferson finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds while Moody and Williamson finished with 20 and 18 points, respectively. “I just don’t think we stopped,” Christofferson said. “We just kept playing. We played that first half and felt like we had errors to improve on, and we knew we weren’t going to lose at home. That’s something we stress a lot and we wanted to give our fans what they deserve.”
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Top-100 player signs Fennelly commits 5 for men’s basketball from recruiting class By Alex.Halsted @iowastatedaily.com When Clayton Custer attended a game at Hilton Coliseum on an unofficial visit last November against Campbell, he was surprised by what he saw. “The crowd was still rocking. There were people in there. I mean, it was loud. I was amazed,” Custer said. “Obviously, I’m from Kansas; people talk about Allen Fieldhouse. I would put Hilton up with anybody in the country.” He verbally committed to play for Iowa State the next day. On Wednesday, the 6-foot-1-inch guard from Overland Park, Kan., signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Cyclones beginning with the 2014-15 season. Custer, who is ranked No. 90 in the 2014 recruiting class by Rivals.com, received offers from other Big 12 schools — Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State — before deciding to play at Iowa State. While playing for Blue Valley Northwest High School in Kansas, Custer has been a first-team all-state selection in Class 6A each of the last two seasons as his team won back-to-back state championships. “We went down to see him at his high school and he didn’t blow you away with his athleticism. But then they went out and they scrimmaged, and his team won every game,” Hoiberg said. “That’s the type of kid he is; he’s going to make winning basketball plays. He’s going to defend; he’s going to knock down shots; he’s going to make the right play.”
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Custer is so far the only recruit from the 2014 class signed on to play in Ames next fall. He will join current freshmen Matt Thomas and Monte Morris and other young players as Iowa State graduates only three players from this season’s roster. That is one big reason behind Custer’s decision. “I think it just shows that the future is bright for the program,” Custer said. “Next year, we’re going to have a lot of young guards, talented guards who can all play and all play together. If we play together and play the right way I think we’ll be in the biggest games and we know we can beat the best teams in the country.” Last season, Custer averaged 22.2 points and 5.3 assists per game as his team went undefeated. Hoiberg on Wednesday called him a pure point guard and said he can play alongside Morris, who is at point guard behind senior DeAndre Kane this season. “Both of those guys are great decision makers, they can both knock down shots,” Hoiberg said. “With the way we play — the way we push the ball up the court and as many ball screens as we run — I think those guys will fit very well with each other.” Aside from winning another state title this season, Custer said Iowa State has given him the suggestion to add more weight before he arrives in Ames.
“The one thing that they’ve kind of told me is they think skillwise, I’ll be OK,” Custer said. “I just need to get my body right, I need to get into the weight room and put a little meat on so that I don’t get knocked off the ball and also stay quick at the same time.” While he is a pass-first guard, Hoiberg knows his latest addition can shoot, too. “He can knock down the 3 as well,” Hoiberg said. “He does have a great midrange game and he’s got a great pull-up [shot]. He really elevates well on his shot. Again, he’s always going to make the right decision. He’s a guy that will come in and he won’t make mistakes.” Custer will be in attendance Sunday as Iowa State takes on No. 7 Michigan on ESPN2. Rashad Vaughn, the No. 7 recruit in the 2014 class according to Rivals. com, will be making an official visit as he considers Iowa State for the 2014-15 season, too. Vaughn isn’t expected to choose his destination until next spring. “I just wanted to be up there so I can meet the guys that are coming to town to see the game and just tell them why I think Iowa State’s the best choice,” Custer said. “I think anybody who watches Iowa State play, especially at Hilton, I think that should be a serious option for them.”
The ISU women’s basketball team announced Wednesday Nov. 13 that five high school seniors have signed letters of intent to play for the Cyclones beginning in the 2014-15 season. The class features three guards, a forward and a center. All five players hail from different states and all bring different talents to the table. “I am proud of the effort of my staff in our recruiting for the 2014 class,” said coach Bill Fennelly in a news release. “As is the case every year we work hard to find young people who understand and embrace the ‘Iowa State Way,’ which means they want to make an impact on and off the court while putting them in position for a successful life beyond their time in college.” Emily Durr, a 5-foot10 guard from Utica, N.Y., is a three-year letter winner from Notre Dame High School. She averaged 24.3 points and eight rebounds her junior season and is listed as a four-star, top-100 prospect by ESPN. com. Durr is Iowa State’s first-ever New York recruit brought in with Fennelly at the helm. He praised her versatility and old-school style of play that will provide a variety of different ways she can score. Nakiah Bell is another guard that signed her letter of intent to the Cyclones on Wednesday. Standing at 5-foot-5 from Saint Louis, Mo., she is a three-time all-
conference selection out of Incarnate Word Academy where she led her team to an undefeated record and state championship last season. She was named first-team all-state in 2013, averaging 10.8 points and is ranked as a top-100 prospect according to ProspectsNation.com. “Nakiah has been groomed for the next level by playing in one of the best high school programs in the nation,” Fennelly said. “She has all the skill sets you want in a point guard at both ends of the floor. Nakiah has a great basketball IQ and sees the game like you want your point guard to see it.” Blaire Thomas, a 5-foot-11 guard out of Waterloo, Iowa, is the final guard and only Iowa recruit in the class. A twotime all-conference team selection at Waterloo West High School, she was named first-team all-state her junior year and is listed as a three-star prospect by ESPN.com. Thomas averaged 18.5 points for Waterloo West last season. Bryanna Fernstrom, a 6-5 center out of, Fridley, Minn., is a two-time allconference team selection at Chisago Lakes High School. Fernstrom averaged 20.0 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in her junior season. She also holds single-season school records in rebounds (317), field-goals made (256), field-goals attempted (514) and single-game blocks (15). Fernstrom is listed as a three-star prospect by ESPN.com. Fennelly says Fernstrom is a physical
Coach Bill Fennelly and his staff did an excellent job on the recruiting trail this year.” Kiel Moore, recruiting analyst for ProspectsNation
player that can also shoot from outside. Her size and aggressiveness fill a gap that is currently not filled on the team. Claire Ricketts, a 6-3 forward from Grand Prairie, Texas, is a two-time first-team all-state selection from John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, and the final piece to the 201415 signing class. Ricketts led her team to a 5A state championship her junior season. She averaged 16.8 points, 8.7 boards and 2.5 blocks and is listed as a three-star prospect by ESPN.com. Kiel Moore, a national recruiting analyst for ProspectsNation and director of scouting for JumpOffPlus.com, said this Iowa State recruiting class is one of the top-25 nationally. “Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly and his staff did an excellent job on the recruiting trail this year as they went all over the continental United States to secure a top-25 caliber class nationally,” Moore said. “With their 2014 scholarships, Iowa State was able to land talented student athletes.”
‘Wild Bunch’ line wreaks a little havoc for Cyclone Hockey Chemistry helps group show worth to coach, teammates By Jared.Stansbury @iowastatedaily.com Historically, the fourth line of a hockey team is considered the grinders; the players who are on the ice to defend, hit people and just wreak havoc. For Cyclone Hockey, the fourth line does just that, thus earning them the name the “Wild Bunch.” To ISU coach Al Murdoch, they are the group that provides inspiration for the rest of the team. “They are the energy line,” Murdoch said. “They just go out there with energy and just go.” Junior Nate Percy sees the chemistry that was developed a year ago as a big part of the fourth line’s early success. “I had a chance to skate with Scott Antonsen last year,” Percy said. “We had that chemistry right away, so we have added
some more guys throughout the year and been successful.” Percy has been the points leader for the group through the first part of the season. He has scored 10 points, on three goals and seven assists, and also is plus-seven on the ice. To Percy, success is the group just doing their jobs. “We just go out there and fly with reckless abandon.” Percy said. “We have been in the right places at the right times and have been able to put up some goals and shut people down.” Another member of the “Wild Bunch” thinks that despite some of the fluidity of people on the line, the chemistry remains the same. “Some of the guys are in and out of the lineup.” Alex Stephens, sophomore, said. “But whoever is out there, we trust them, and that is really helpful.” To Murdoch, the versatility of some of the guys on the line is what makes them special. “Those guys can play any position at anytime,” Murdoch said. “We aren’t scared to throw any of
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Alec Wilhelmi, Scott Antonsen, Alex Stephens, Nate Percy, Preston Blanek and Seth Serhienko make up the fourth line for Cyclone Hockey, known as the “Wild Bunch.” Coach Al Murdoch called them “the energy line.”
them out there together because we know they can get the job done.” Perhaps the biggest indication of Murdoch’s trust in the group is that he played them against No. 3 ranked Robert Morris University’s top line this past weekend. “They shut down Robert Morris’ leading goal scorer,” Murdoch said. “They played exceptionally well and they were able to shut down one of the best groups in the country.” Percy also feels like
it is just an indication of how much work the “Wild Bunch” puts in. “To know that we shut them out pretty much the whole weekend, that gave us a good confidence booster,” Percy said. “To get more ice time since we were matched up with that line, that was good.” The “Wild Bunch” is also the perfect name according to Percy. “We love it, we just go out there, take bodies and fly around the ice,” Percy said. “That is how we do it.”
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Seasonal sports clubs prepare for transition into winter months By Kyle.Heim @iowastatedaily.com As snow begins falling on campus and temperatures continue to drop, many sport clubs at Iowa State look for alternatives to competing outdoors. For some clubs the transition will be a minor distraction, but others will have to change their methods of practicing. The Crew Club has already begun storing away its equipment and will begin training indoors at State Gym for the next few months in preparation for sprint season next spring. The club typically loses
many of its members, because of early morning and five-day-aweek practices during the winter. Members who do stick around do not receive the benefits of rowing out on the water and learning the necessary rowing techniques associated with the sport. They also have to wait a few months before seeing results of their training. “The practices are definitely hard; they’re definitely challenging and they get to be a lot more challenging in the winter, because spring is typically our sprint season, so it’s a lot more demanding,” said Jeffrey Heylmun, junior and club president. Heylmun said that while the
club misses out on valuable water time, the training during winter focuses on speed and strength in preparation for next spring. The Tennis Club, on the other hand, is not willing to give up its outdoor practices quite so soon. They will continue to practice four days a week until the end of the semester as long as the courts are dry and the temperature is above freezing. Matthew Jenkins, senior and club president, said one of the reasons the club attempts to practice outdoors late into December is because the indoor facilities at Ames Racquet and Fitness do not contain as many
courts as the ones at Forker. The limited number of courts prevents all of the players from completing drills and practicing fully. Some members of the club have also had trouble getting to practices at Ames Racquet and fitness, so the club created a carpool, which meets on campus to transfer the players to practice. Jenkins added that practicing indoors helps the team prepare for indoor tournaments, while practicing outside helps them prepare more efficiently for outdoor tournaments. The club has only one indoor tournament scheduled in February. Sport clubs that rely on fields
to practice, such as the Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee and Quidditch clubs will be transferred to the indoor recreation field at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center for the winter. There will be 12 clubs, who each get two one-hour time blocks every week. Times available to use the field range from 9 p.m. to midnight. “I know they’re all great full just to be able keep going with their activities throughout the winter; it’s pretty much so they don’t get rusty and then once the spring hits, they can jump right back into the swing of things,” said Landon Wolfe, program assistant for Recreation Services.
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Hurtin’ Albertans add Canadian flair to country music By Michael.Zanten @iowastatedaily.com Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans are set to bring a taste of Canada’s country music scene to the Maintenance Shop at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. The country band from Alberta was formed during the 1990s and has since become a regional favorite. The Hurtin’ Albertans have also found critical acclaim and have made fans by touring in the United States, Europe and Australia as well. “The style is a combination of traditional western music mixed with kind of an indie metal sensibility,” Lund said. “It’s old fashioned country music. It’s not like radio country; it’s more like a traditional country sound.” Lund has a history in Canadian metal. He was the bass player in The Smalls, a metal band also based out of Alberta. The group was fairly popular during the ‘90s, and broke up in 2001. “I was in The Smalls from the ‘90s to the 2000s,” Lund said. “At about halfway through, I started writing country songs and doing a gig on the side with a country band. In 2000, The Smalls disbanded, and I started doing it full time.” Lund’s country side project served as a convenient backup when his original project decided to call it quits. Since then he has found success, and according to the critics, his background in country has proved to be his greatest strength. Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans have released seven albums up until now. They have gone gold in Canada twice and have won several country music awards. They tour regularly in the United States and Canada, and have played in Europe and Australia more than once. The Canadian country group saw its commercial breakthrough with their third album, “Five Dollar Bill,” in 2002. Lund traveled to Nashville to work on the record with producer Harry Stinson. After its release, the album went gold in Canada and received critical acclaim. The band’s fourth album, “Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer,” was produced by Stinson as well. It also achieved gold status in Canada, and was named Album of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association in 2006. Lund has since signed with New West Records, and has released two albums with the label. His most recent album, “Cabin Fever,” was released in August of last year. “It’s quite raw,” Lund said. “We didn’t use a lot of studio trickery, over-dubbing or any of that kind of thing. We didn’t pretty it up; it’s raw country music. It’s full of energy. I think it’s one of our better ones.” This past summer, Alberta saw some if its worst flooding in history. The city of Calgary saw the worst of it, and the flood has been estimated to cost over $5 billion in damage. At least four were confirmed dead, and as many as 75,000 people were evacuated. Lund released a song titled “Blood Sweat and Water” in July as a tribute to those affected by the floods. The song focuses on Calgary’s rodeo called Stampede as a metaphor for the city’s resilience. “It’s a tribute to everyone who’s been toughing it out dealing with the flood damage in southern Alberta,” Lund said. “I was really moved by how the organizers in Calgary were able to bounce back so quickly from the flood and go forward with the Stampede despite challenges I can’t begin to imagine.” You can catch Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans live in at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, M-Shop. You can buy tickets live at the M-Shop box office or online at midwestix. com at $8 for ISU students, and $10 for the public, with a $2 upcharge the day of the show.
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ISU student finds direction with annual Winterfest play By Liz.Cleaveland @iowastatedaily.com Zack Hackbarth, senior in English education, discovered an extracurricular on the ISU job board that piqued his interest last year. Working with the parks and recreation department in Nevada, Iowa, Hackbarth is directing his second show for Nevada’s annual Winterfest. Part of the city’s Winterfest celebration is the “Junior Theatre” program. A host of other ISU students have participated in the program along with Hackbarth. “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” based on the Charles Schulz animated special, will be performed by a cast of second- through sixthgraders. These kids are part of an after school program at the Gates Memorial Hall. “The show rehearses two days a week, and I try to incorporate var-
ious acting games/activities into the rehearsals from time to time in addition to the preparation for the actual show,” Hackbarth said. Aside from directing the show, Hackbarth is responsible for chaperoning the children, creating a lighting design and building the set. “This is the first time many of the kids in my show have ever done theater, so my hope is to inspire them to continue exploring their interests in the arts throughout the rest of their school years,” Hackbarth said. His career as a director began when he was in high school when he directed two plays; coincidentally, one of them was “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Last year, he directed “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” for the Nevada community. For most of us, juggling school and extracurricular activities can
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be difficult and time consuming. “I’ve really enjoyed being a part of the theater program at ISU, though I haven’t had time to work on as many shows there as others have. I try to get involved with at least one show at ISU each year,” Hackbarth said. Hackbarth yielded a sword in last year’s ISU production of “The Three Musketeers,” playing Aramis, one of the musketeers. The year before, he played Mr. Glimer in “To Kill A Mockingbird.” “The theatrical work I’ve been doing in college is preparing me for my goal of being a drama director at a high school or middle school,” Hackbarth said.
‘Final Exam’ lacks lasting game play By Felipe.Cabrera @iowastatedaily.com Mighty Rocket Studio’s latest venture in the 2.5-D horror co-op beat ‘em up, “Final Exam,” is a fun distraction but a forgettable experience. “Final Exam” follows four best friends on their way to a big high school reunion party, only to be stuck in a small town crawling with mutant/zombie creatures. Armed to the teeth with their archetypal ‘80s high school personalities, these four friends must fight their way out and a quirky Goonies adventure ensues. You and your friends can choose from four characters to beat the crap out of things with. Brutal Joe is what happens when high school jocks continue to represent their team long after they graduate. He is good at hitting people, hard. Casey is the cool chick, Nathan is the nerd with a scary interest in explosives and Sean is the guy who is good with guns. Each character stands out in one of four stats (life, strength, precision and explosives), but they can be increased with character points, leaving the only real variation in their skill tree. If you have played video games for the last seven years, the three-style skill tree should be familiar to you: offensive, defensive and special. These offer the only real variation in combos. The game play itself is quite enjoyable. It is a frenzy of chaining combos for that glorious high score on the leaderboards. You will get there by killing hordes of mutants by whacking them with an assortment of melee weapons found during levels, gunning them down and blowing them to high heaven with grenades. There is a decent assortment of enemies, but it is nothing you have not seen in other games. The basic melee monster, dog creature, spitter, tank — the whole gang is here. The game is at its best during horde encounters when a message warns you by saying, “watch your ass” and enemies dog pile on you from every angle. Once you have gained enough points to activate more skills, you will be able to perform special moves after enough points to devastate a crowd of enemies. My favorite thus far is Saul’s whirlwind of bullets where he aims dual-wielded pistols in all directions. Sections that have you look for alarms to open doors or backtrack for oil drums slows down the pace which is an absolute no-no for a beat ‘em. Backtracking is a video game sin, period. Yes, side scrollers like
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“Scott Pilgrim” and “Castle Crashers” have “objectives,” Those objectives, however, keeps you moving to the right of the screen into a fray of unfortunate enemies who should have stayed home with their families. “Final Exam” throws an enemy horde at you during these objectives, but sometimes they’re faint mobs when I want a blood bath. This is not “Metroid” or “Castlevania”; keep the game moving. On a high note, “Final Exam” sports some great visuals. It pulls off cell-shading very well, bringing in a nice explosion of a green splash when mutants are killed. The cut scenes are presented like animated comic book frames that tell a decent story packed with references like a love letter to the horror film genre. If you want to engage in some multiplayer mayhem, I recommend you bring a friend, at least on the PC version. The online lobby as of yet is still pretty unpopulated with players. “Final Exam” gets an “F” for fun, because it is a fun distraction. The game play works and you might be inclined to try to reach the top of the leader board, but the game does not offer anything a side scroller has not done before. It will be something you and your buddies will play for a week before returning to “Castle Crashers” for another play through.
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>>VETERANS p1 of that, so it’s important to raise awareness for them and make some connections,” said Levi Larsen, Afghanistan veteran and sophomore in pre-business. Larsen said he enjoys talking to older veterans to hear their stories and appreciates events like the dinner. It shows the community support veterans have. One of the student speakers was Nicole Arzberger, senior in athletic training and president of CYPPORT, an organization dedicated to serve and support people with military affiliations. “Veterans need to realize that there are a lots of people willing and ready to support them,” Arzberger said. “And I my-
self am proud to do my part to help you.” Arzberger said that her boyfriend is a Marine. “It is not easy, because I as well as others in my position count down the days until I see my loved one again,” Arzberger said. She said that one day a veteran came up to her and told her that she had the toughest job in the military. “I couldn’t quite believe that, but he continued and said soldiers’ loved ones help to bring stability and reason to their significant others, it helps them to stay grounded,” Arzberger said. Nick Friess, Vietnam veteran, had the opportunity to talk to several younger veterans during Community Supper.
>>3-D p1 tact possible, this technology also allows people to see gestures and objects in 3-D models. This technology will be useful in many fields, especially in research fields such as engineering and medicine said Zhang. For example, in the medical field this technology could be used to help robots in the surgery room so that the surgeon can actually operate from a different location Zhang stated. “It’s going to be a big deal to
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“It seems like every generation has it’s war, so we are very lucky that we still have young people crazy enough to do this kind of stuff and volunteer to serve,” Friess said. Friess said events like the dinner helps veterans because today there is a different attitude towards them compared to Vietnam. “Back in the day, there was a huge controversy about the war, so it was very lonely being a veteran and it wasn’t something you’d want people to know, so you hid it,” Friess said. The Veterans Center wants to make the Community Supper an annual event. “We want to learn, grow and adapt, so that we can make it even better next year,” Chicoine said.
change our lives,” Zhang said. One of the biggest challenges that the researchers have had to overcome was compression issues. They needed to make the technology work on regular computers. “We found a way to compress the geometry so it’s basically like the size of a YouTube video,” Karpinsky said. At some point, they hope to have this technology available for smartphones, but every thing takes time. “Nowadays you can play the
duce collisions involving bicyclists. In other business, Harvey said some students feel like they do not have a mechanism to assist them when they have problems with their landlords. Sen. Matt Kerns said the University Affairs Committee is currently looking into having a campus-landlord liaison. Harvey said in 2008, the effort to have a landlordcampus liaison was looked into. Orazem said he believed the liaison idea did not carry through after a GSB turnover occurred and the new GSB officials did not continue those efforts. “Almost all Iowa State undergraduates at some point move off campus
video [YouTube] on your phone, but five or six years ago you couldn’t do it,” Zhang said. The hardware used now is already small in comparison to what it would have been just a few years ago. But it has to be even smaller to be compatible for smartphones. “I think we have an opportunity to make it really small, since now, smartphones can do all the computation,” Zhang said. At this point, their research focuses on engineers and how they can help engineers do their
even if they start on campus, and I do think that for many of them this will be the first big contract that they’ve ever actually had to sign, and so I do think there’s also a role for some kind of education related to that,” Orazem said. Judy Parks, acting city attorney for Ames, noted that student legal services could assist students who are having problems with landlords. Harvey said she had some friends who struggled to get the inspector to come inspect their apartment. Schainker said the city needs students to call in and make complaints when issues such as that arise. “We can inspect every year, we can inspect every six months. As soon as we leave, a violation can oc-
jobs better with these scanners said Karpinsky. There will have to be some adjustments made to technology before this sort of thing can be supported on mobile devices. First, the hardware must be very small, but phones must also undergo some changes to support it. Especially the display, since the computer display is much better than a phone display. They hope to be able to make and implement some of these changes in the next three to five
cur. So, we need your help as tenants if you believe there is a violation, you can call in and we respond to complaints,” Schainker said. Iowa State’s growing student enrollment was discussed. Wacha said the community of Ames needs to find a balance as a city between providing the necessary housing for enrollment while keeping the enrollment fluctuations to a minimum. “A big concern I think that the City Council has, at least I do, is enrollment is at an all time high this fall at Iowa State and there’s a whole bunch of apartments that are built, maybe too many, and then something happens to the economy or the world and enrollment starts to drop,” Wacha said.
years Zhang stated. All of this technology is very new. Only nine months ago was this technology simply an idea. “We are just getting started. There’s not a lot done yet,” Zhang said. “We have a lot of potential to further improve the technology.” Since it is just at its beginning stages, it will still be years before people can expect to have this sort of technology in their hands. “It’s still research. Its not ready for commercialization yet,” Karpinsky said.
>>STEPHENS p1 “You’re going to see a very high energy show,” Merchant said. “You’ll see a lot more than a couple of guys standing on a stage.” The show is an event presented by the Student Union Board. Rock Band Beat Club will be opening for the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Stephens Auditorium Ticket Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can buy tickets online at Ticketmaster or by phone at 1-800745-3000. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for students and $35 for the public.
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Horoscope Today’s Birthday (11/14/13) Passion is your golden key this year. Weave favorite subjects into routines. Practice arts and skills, with extra bursts of productive creativity this autumn and next spring. Romance infuses your growing partnership. Travel with a project, and explore. Your career rises steadily, with communications peaking around late summer. Winter brings new opportunities. Follow your heart. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
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Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is an 8 -- Your newly gained power may keep you from seeing something important in your peripheral vision. Don’t forget to look around. Stop and smell the roses. Explore your dream’s meaning. Solve a problem. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is an 8 -- It may feel like the world is on your shoulders. Release some of your imaginary load. The improvement is almost immediate. Insight bursts upon you. Make a list and set priorities. Then take one step at a time. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 9 -- Someone has unique problems. Have a good time solving them. It’s better with friends. A barrier’s dissolving. For the next seven months, you find opportunities for travel. Others may be surprised by you.
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Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 7 -- Better make sure you have all the pieces, and that they all fit together, to avoid overlooking details that could cause delays. More information could lead to more confusion, however. Keep it simple. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 9 -- Romance works if you don’t push too hard. Things could get spicy and adventurous. On the financial front, frugality and simplicity work fine. Do all the facts fit your theory? Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 9 -- Get one or more geniuses to help. They’ll get cranky if they don’t hear from you. Clean house and figure out ways to make use of something you thought worthless, and save twice. Support your team.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 -- The more you shift and move things around at the risk of stirring up controversy, the more you discover. Get rid of the trash and gain something. You feel more optimistic. Simple pleasures satisfy.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8 -- Postpone shopping or splurging. Begin a personal journey, and document it thoroughly. Don’t spend or make foolish promises to impress. Take care of business instead and win a fabulous bonus.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is an 8 -- Finish your homework as best as you can. Don’t be harsh on yourself if it’s not perfect. Keep practicing and your skills increase. Take charge, but be nice about it. Include others in big decisions. Domestic comforts tempt.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an 8 -- Unusual fears could appear. Follow your inner wisdom and improvise as you go. There’s time to edit later. Some actions could be temporarily delayed or blocked. Use this opportunity to catch up on others.
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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is an 8 -- Something doesn’t go quite as planned. Creativity and patience are required to work it out. Luckily, you’ve got both. Imagine the perfect outcome and go for it. Consider philosophical input. It’s not a good time to gamble. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is an 8 -- Don’t show skeptics unfinished work or you might get disillusioned. Don’t try to solve a problem with money, either. Continue your search for tantalizing cuisine. Explore new flavors and share your discoveries.
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