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Cyclone lineman arrested for assault By Alex.Halsted ISU defensive lineman David Irving was arrested Wednesday night and charged with domestic assault with injury. Police were called Wednesday night to 1415 S. Grand Ave., Apartment 108, for a welfare check regarding a possible domestic assault that occurred between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday, leading to Irving’s arrest. The Story County Clerk of District Courts told the Daily on Thursday that Irving’s preliminary hearing has been set for Nov. 25. His bail was set at $2,000, but Irving posted bail and was released latIrving er in the day Thursday. Irving was also issued a no contact order with the victim and their child. According to information provided to the Daily by Geoff Huff, Investigations Commander for Ames Police, police spoke with the victim who “stated her boyfriend and the father of her child held her down earlier in the afternoon and cut a large portion of hair off.” The victim told police that the defendant punched her in the leg several times with a closed fist and officers noticed several bruises on the victim’s leg and a large scratched area on the back side of her leg. The victim also had a small cut on her hand, which she said was caused by the scissors. The defendant admitted to getting into an argument but said he did not cut the victim. According to information provided by Huff, the defendant and victim live together and are parents of a child. The charge is for serious domestic abuse. A serious domestic abuse assault charge is classified as “domestic abuse assault [that] causes bodily injury or mental illness.” Irving, a 6-foot-7-inch junior defensive lineman, has started in eight games for the Cyclones this season. ISU coach Paul Rhoads said Monday that Irving missed Saturday’s game against TCU with a health issue not related to football. The ISU athletic department, when contacted for comment Thursday, said it is still gathering facts and information on the investigation.

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Two animated dancers under a Chinese lion dance costume moving to the beat of a drum captivated students in front of Parks Library on Nov. 10, 2011. The dancers were nudging up to anyone who passed, raising awareness of International Week put on by the International Student Council.

International Week to celebrate diversity Nightly events to showcase global cultures, traditions, styles By Logan.Olson

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Darin Williams, left, and his partner perform the Bhangra dance during International Night on Nov. 13, 2009. Fourteen different multicultural performances were featured.

ISU Ambassadors pursue visit from Gov. Branstad By Brian.Voss The Iowa State Ambassadors is working to get Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to visit Iowa State in order to consider new building projects. This past June Branstad vetoed a series of bills and as a result cut more than $100 million in spending from the state budget, including $7 million intended for the planning and design of building projects on each of the three Regent campuses. Government of the Student Body President Spencer Hughes said the money would have been used for a biosciences building at Iowa State. “The building eventually would allow those students to have access to the world-class facilities, allow us to maintain our position as a leader in the bioscience field,” Hughes said. Shannon Goes, director of ISU Ambassadors, said that the governor’s veto is one of the reasons he is being asked to visit Iowa State. “Legislation that he passed that vetoed a new building on campus is one of the reasons that we’d like to show him some of the parts of Iowa State that need funding,” Goes said. Hughes said Gov. Branstad visited

International Week, organized by the International Student Council, starts Friday night, celebrating diversity and all the cultural differences brought to Iowa State from all across the world. International Week kicks off Friday night with the International Dance Night fundraiser from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. Tickets to the event cost $2, and the proceeds will be going to Orphan Sponsorship International. “The organization helps kids in other countries; it provides services to the kids whether that be health care or education, but it helps kids hopefully break the poverty cycle,” said Kate Krezowski, humanitarian awareness director and senior in civil engineering. Krezowski said participants will learn two

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the University of Iowa in October. A new pharmacy building at the University of Iowa was in the works to be planned had Branstad not vetoed the funding. “When he visited the University of Iowa, the student government leaders at Iowa took him on a tour of their aging and crumbling pharmacy building,” Hughes said.



ISU senior elected as leader of international ag association, brings World Congress to Ames IAAS meeting to connect members from 37 countries

Efforts are being made by the ISU Ambassadors to bring Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds to Iowa State to consider a new biosciences building project.

dances from the Descarga Latin Dance Club and the Bollywood Dance Club. The event will continue into Sunday night, with International Food Night from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and will be at the Memorial Lutheran Church across from the Memorial Union. Firdaus Ridzuan, events coordinator and senior in geology, said the night allows different student organizations representing different countries to present food to sell. “Some of the countries that are represented are Russia, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, Nepal and Pakistan among others,” Ridzuan said. “I think this [is] a casual way for students to bond over food and also this allows the Ames area to be exposed to traditional cuisines from around the world.” The International Bazaar is Monday night, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. “This is in the same line as the International Food Night, but there is not food served,” said Latif Masud, president and senior in electrical

Genna Tesdall has been elected president of the International Association of students in Agricultural and related Sciences, an international association of 100,000 students from around the globe who study agriculture and related sciences. “It’s a cool feeling to help create opportunities for people my age and have access to so many of my peers across the world,” Tesdall said, senior in global resource systems. “It is a really empowering feeling. [Being president] is more of a dialogue than leadership.”

Tesdall was elected back in August for the position at the 2013 World Congress in Santiago, Chile. Some of the responsibilities Tesdall has being president include: making sure protocol is being followed, giving members various careeroriented opportunities, helping plan different congresses and making sure all IAAS members are on the same page as the executive committee. “It’s a learning experience every day,” Tesdall said. “There’s always a new perspective of a problem that I’ve never thought of in that way. It’s such an amazing learning opportunity and it really makes me passionate about what I do and what I study.” Along with being IAAS president, Tesdall is a community adviser in Oak-Elm. Her course-

work also helps supplement her leadership roles as they offer more of a real-world education, like proposal writing, that meshes with her activities. Being involved with Iowa State’s IAAS chapter, Tesdall, with the help of Rebecca Clay, sophomore in agronomy and an ISU IAAS member, helped guarantee the World Congress to be hosted by Iowa State this summer. After attending a meeting in Sweden, Tesdall and Clay wrote a proposal for the event to take place in Ames, which Tesdall successfully pitched. “We wanted to show our friends and community at home what this is all about,” Tesdall said. The World Congress is a three-weeklong annual meeting for the


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An ISU professor testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in regards to releasing prisoners to save government money. The Senate Judiciary Committee had a hearing Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Washington, to discuss the debate on prison populations and cost-cutting solutions. “We will be exploring with Director [Charles] Samuels and a panel of witnesses what can be done to improve our prison systems so we better protect the public while reducing costs,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse at the hearing on oversight of the Bureau of Prison and cost-effective strategies for reducing recidivism via webcast. Matt DeLisi, the coordinator of criminal justice and professor of sociology, was asked to testify at the hearing. “My role was to talk about what prisoners are like or what kinds of conditions they have that might make releasing them a bad idea,” DeLisi said. The hearing was designed to bring the committee and several witness testimonies together to address this issue of

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Cyclone Cinema: “The Internship” When 7 to 8:59 p.m. What Cyclone Cinema, presented by the Student Union Board, will be playing the movie “The Internhip.” This is free to all students and plays every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Where 101 Carver Hall

Friday SCIS Visiting Scholar When 10:30 a.m. to noon What Detmar Straub will give a research presentation as the SCIS visiting scholar. Where 3164 Gerdin Business Building Open House: Prospective design grad students When 12:30 to 6 p.m. What Students will have the opportunity to meet faculty, other students and tour facilities at the Design college. The event is free, but does require you to RSVP. Where College of Design

International Week: Dance Night When 8 to 11 p.m. What A chance to learn cultural dances at this fundraising event kickoff for International Week. The Bollywood Dance Club and Descarga Latin Dance Club will be teaching dances. The event costs $2 with proceeds going to Orphan Sponsorship International. Where Sun Room, Memorial Union

Chemistry seminar When 1:10 to 2 p.m. What “Reagent Control in Diastereoselective Chemical Glycosylation Reactions,” Clay Bennett, Tufts University. Where 1352 Gilman Hall

social traits … [they include] impulsivity, low self control, low verbal intelligence, high temper, narcissism,” DeLisi said. Inmates with this kind of behavior possibly could be subject to release if the federal budgets allow this action to take place. “One of the concerns I had about the report was that there was no consideration about the various types of antisocial features of these offenders. Their only concern was the cost of prisons, which is very high,” DeLisi said. Whitehouse said at the hearing that we, as the United States, must never try to save money at the expense of public safety. “I think that cost is well worth it compared to the damage that would be caused by releasing tens of thousands of federal offenders,” DeLisi said. Sen. Patrick Leahy said in a news statement that greater than 90 percent of federal inmates would be released from prison in the near future. He added that we need to do all we can to ensure that when inmates are released, they are prepared to become essential members of society. Some prisons have voluntary programs in place for inmates to help them rehabilitate and

Prisoner costs: ■■ Individual cost of one murder = $ 24 million ■■ 100 career offenders from Bureau of Prisons would produce $100 million in fiscal costs. ■■ 1 percent of inmates released = 32,850 additional murders, rapes, assaults, burglaries, thefts and incidents of arson

eventually be released and succeed in society. However, there are some inmates that are not capable of being rehabilitated, DeLisi said. “There are people who are sadistic, who not only inflict a lot of harm to people, but they enjoy doing it,” DeLisi said. DeLisi said no one can actually know what will happen if 10,000 offenders are released back into society. “The other part of it that is upsetting I think across the board is that confinement is very expensive, and so in prisons I think that counts for 25 to 35 percent of the total federal criminal justice budget,” DeLisi said. DeLisi said the issue will be debated in the future pending budgets of the upcoming years.

Bankers Trust CEO discusses why debt requires action from Federal Reserve By Emelie.Knoblock

Performance: Corb Lund & The Hurtin’ Albertans When 9 to 10:30 p.m. What Country music Where The M-Shop

Ghostly Impostors: The Glowing Magnetospheres of Massive Stars When 4:10 to 5 p.m. What Lecture by Richard Townsend from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Where 0003 Physics Hall

whether to release prisoners and save money or not release them and prevent other areas of the justice department from receiving that money. The federal prison system issue has attracted attention from both sides of the political spectrum, Whitehouse said. DeLisi said he doesn’t know what provoked the hearing, but the cost of government and corrections is something DeLisi that does not look good to people. Whitehouse said doing nothing about this problem is no longer an option. DeLisi attended and testified before the committee to argue against what the judicial system is trying to negotiate. “The very people who you want to confine, they want to potentially release for cost’s sake,” DeLisi said. DeLisi has a background in researching inmate correction and inmate misconduct. The inmates in question are those who exhibit antisocial behavior according to DeLisi’s testimony. “In terms of anti-

Debt does indeed matter. These were the words of Suku Radia, CEO and president of Bankers Trust, as presented “Banking – An Industry in Crisis: Is It Over Yet?” on Thursday at the Gerdin Building. “Just how did this mighty industry get into such a mess?” Radia said. “There is a significant disagreement between the experts.” Radia’s lecture provided an explanation to the causes of the banking industry’s problems that led to the Great Recession. Radia also examined how the United States has fared since, and what lessons people have learned from the serious issues faced during this time. “I fully expect the business degree at Iowa State to grow in value as it already has and will continue to do so,” Radia said. Radia assumed his position at Bankers Trust in March 2008. Before this, he served as chief financial of-

Dance Social When 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. What The ISU Ballroom Dance Club hosts a free dance social. Where 196 Forker Hall

ficer of Meredith Corporation for eight years. Radia, born and raised in Kampala, Uganda, earned a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State in 1974 and became a certified public accountant in 1975 when he joined KPMG. Radia Radia said there are more investment capital in our system than we could use. He also said we chose the greedy option. “Let us not be too greedy and appreciate what we have,” Radia said. He also called out the federal government and said it did not do its part to prevent a meltdown of the mortgage market. Radia does believe that the crisis is over. Radia said he believes instead of keeping interest rates artificially low, the Federal Reserve needs to take decisive action. “The credit boom that showed signs of weakness at the beginning

of 2007 completely disappeared. Financial institutions should not expect another bail-out from tax payer dollars,” Radia said. “The economy is moving forward, albeit slowly.” This lecture was apart of the Stafford Lecture Series on Banking established by the College of Business and funded by Ames National Corporation as part of its 100 years of service to Ames. “This is my first Stafford Lecture as dean,” said David Spalding, dean of College of Business. “However, I understand that the lecture is one of the hallmark events every year.” The lecture series is in honor of Robert Stafford for his many years of dedicated service to First National Bank and Ames National Corporation. “We proudly pay tribute to Bob’s legacy of service to this community,” Spalding said. Stafford was awarded the Honorary Alumni Award in 2007. This award is the highest honor given by the university to individuals who are not graduates of Iowa State.

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Katie Wilson, freshman in chemical engineering, makes banners for Fall Fest at Friley Hall. Fall Fest is organized by the Inter-Residence Hall Association to offer students a break from studying.

Fall Fest offers fun, sense of community By Brian.Keck Inter-Residence Hall Association and resident hall students are getting ready for the third annual Fall Fest. Fall Fest, which takes place Friday to Thursday, is a student-run festival with many events for those living in residence halls. The goal of Fall Fest is to give students a break from classes and give them fun events to participate in. “Fall Fest is an amazing opportunity to meet other students living in the residence halls,” said Laurelin Haas, co-events director for IRHA and junior in community and regional planning. “[It is] a week to relax and unwind right before Thanksgiving break and meant to appreciate the fall season a little bit more.”

Fall Fest schedule Friday Highlighter party

Tuesday Breakfast-on-the-Go

■■ 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■■ 9 to 11 a.m.

■■ Friley Windows

■■ Outside Friley Hall

Saturday Dive-in movie ■■ 7 to 10 p.m. ■■ State Gymnasium Pool


Wednesday Late Night Pizza ■■ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ■■ Friley Hall Desk, Birch Cornerstone, Towers Commons

Pumpkin Patch

Thursday Cupcakes-on-the-Go

■■ 1 to 4 p.m.

■■ noon to 2 p.m.

■■ Friley Windows

■■ Birch Cornerstone


Blaster Ball

Massages and oxygen Bar

■■ 4 to 8 p.m.

■■ Linden Hall Main Lounge

Ultimate Laser Tag

■■ 1 to 5 p.m.

■■ Oak-Elm Rec. Room

■■ Beyer Hall ■■ 4 to 8 p.m.

Put on by IRHA, Fall Fest gives students a free week of events which include games, prizes and food. The events kick off in Friley Windows with a highlighter party where students are given free shirts and are able to meet new students living on campus. “I think we are going to start off Fall Fest with a bang,” Haas said. Other events include a dive-in movie showing “Finding Nemo” at State Gym, pumpkin carving at Friley Windows, massages and an oxygen bar in Linden Hall, buster ball in Beyer Hall and will end Wednesday night with laser tag in the OakElm recreation room. IRHA will also be giving food and prizes out to students, including a 40-inch TV given out at the dive-in movie and a GoPro awarded at the pumpkin carving. The food portion of Fall Fest includes breakfast-on-the-go outside of Friley Hall, late-night pizza at Friley, Birch, Wallace and Wilson halls and cupcakes-on-the-go at Birch Hall. IRHA has recruited and trained many volunteers to make these events possible. Many volunteers come out to make Fall Fest the best it can be, said Kayla Heille, president of IRHA and sophomore in political science. “All volunteers handling food goes through food safety training,” Heille said. Fall Fest was decided and voted on during IRHA parliament meetings. IRHA’s mission statement is to promote leadership opportunity and plan all the events for students, promote residence halls getting to know each other and create a strong sense of community, Heille said. IRHA’s goal for Fall Fest is to connect students in order to give them the best opportunity here at Iowa State, Haas said. “Iowa State is a really large school but the only way to make a large school to feel smaller is to make those connections across campus,” Haas said. “I think it’s really important IRHA promotes campus events, because it stimulates a sense of community.” With Fall Fest being Haas’s first event

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IRHA members meet and plan for Fall Fest on Wednesday at Friley Hall. Community leaders gathered to discuss activity plans for the student-run festival to occur Friday to Thursday.

she helped put on as co-events director, she said she hopes to overcome all challenges and put on a great event.

“[It is challenging] making sure there are enough volunteers and everything is done in a timely manner,” Heille said.

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Russia’s return to Soviet politics goes unnoticed Ah, Russia, expansive land of bitter cold, vodka, and a host of other stereotypes not actually borne out by reality. Unfortunately, there is one Russian stereotype that may very well be on its way back to the real world: a highly oppressive and largely unaccountable government. The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, took his current office for the first time in 2000. He went on to win reelection in 2004, and was unable to run for a third consecutive term in 2008 due to constitutional constraints. Instead, he became Prime Minister for four years and is now well into his 2012 term as President yet again. The politics of Russia, exemplified by President Vladimir Putin — a former KGB lieutenant colonel — may not be the communist bastion they once were but have nonetheless caused more than a little concern among Russian citizens and international onlookers. Examples of these political backtracks abound, but perhaps none is more famous than the arrested members of the band Pussy Riot. In February 2012, the band made an impromptu appearance at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior where three of the band’s members were arrested and charged with hooliganism, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. Recently, one of the jailed Pussy Rioters, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, staged a hunger strike that ended with her being placed in the medical ward of her prison facility, and for quite some time her whereabouts were in question. Russian police have now confirmed that she was transferred to a Siberian prison complex, although they have not yet released her exact location. Along with the jailed musicians, members of the environmental group Greenpeace and the crew of a ship they used to protest arctic drilling were taken by Russian authorities. After some Greenpeace activists attempted to board a Russian oil platform in the Barents Sea, everyone aboard their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, was arrested. In addition to protesters who have been imprisoned, more have fled Russia in fear of being detained. Konstantin

Altunin, a Russian artist, fled to and sought asylum in France this August when some of his paintings were confiscated from the St. Petersburg Museum of Power. One of the paintings in question depicted Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev — who was the Russian president from 2008 to 2012 when he and Putin switched offices — in ladies’ undergarments. Under Russian law, it is illegal to insult a state authority. There was also a question as to whether or not the painting violated Russia’s law against making “homosexual propaganda” available to minors. That very “antipropaganda” law has drawn large criticism from the international community concerned about speech restrictions in the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi, Russia. There have already been threats of protests to be held at the upcoming Olympic Games in support of homosexuals. Some of the protests already happening in Russia have become quite a bit more extreme than simply distributing “propaganda,” though. Last week Pyotr Pavlensky nailed his own scrotum to the stones of Red Square in protest of Police Day, a day designated to celebrate the Russian police. Pavlensky has previously made headlines for other acts of selfharm done in protest to the current Russian state, including having sewn his lips shut in protest of Pussy Riot’s members being jailed. While there are likely to always be public protests and demonstrations in a country the size of Russia, the response to such peaceful protests has led many to draw unsettling conclusions about the future of freedom in Russia. With a recent history as full of political oppression as Russia’s is, we should all have concerns over the direction our fellow superpower is taking. As a leading international power, Russia has influence over the direction civil liberties move in the world. Whether we like it or not, events taking place on the opposite side of the globe affect us as well. So in this increasingly international world, we must be paying more attention to this apparent return to Soviet-era oppression.

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President Barack Obama speaks at his final campaign rally Nov. 5, 2012, in Des Moines’ East Village. Now, two years into his second term, Obama’s push for the Affordable Care Act might be the act he for which he is remembered in history, for better or for worse.

Obama’s defining moment By Hailey.Gross


resident Barack Obama’s health care plans might be the biggest thing he hopes to accomplish in his eight years in office, but they might also be what condemn him in the history books as a bad or faulty president. Like most previous commanders in chief, Obama will be remembered not by the overall impact of his time spent in the oval office but by the one or two occurrences which made the biggest splash. Except for those dedicated to specific individuals or time periods, historical accounts don’t have the time or space to go over each and every president’s victories and errors. In Obama’s case, the hectic rollout of the Affordable Care Act has definitely caused the biggest splash. Though certain bumps in the road — such as the temporary government shutdown — cannot be attributed solely to the Democratic Party or the Obama administration, enough errors have compiled to make the whole health care law look like a series of mishaps. Most are by now aware of the faulty Affordable Care Act website which has disallowed thousands of Americans to receive or sign up for the health care they were promised leading up to the act’s establishment. The Obama administra-

Many people have felt betrayed by what they feel have been blatant lies from Obama and his administration.” tion recently released that only 26,794 people have been able to enroll in the act via the website as a result of its clunky, poor setup. When you consider the grand promises made by the Obama administration, 26,000 is really quite pathetic. Additionally, many people have felt betrayed by what they feel have been blatant lies from Obama and his administration. Obama’s vehement promises that Americans will be allowed to keep their doctors or keep their health care plans if they so desire have proven to be false. Since the implementation of the act, thousands of American citizens have received notification of cancellation of their current plans, which goes directly against what our president previously assured us. As what might seem like outright betrayal or dishonesty, this revelation has set the president back quite a bit in terms of public approval. A Quinnipiac poll, taken earlier this week, revealed that 52 percent of Americans find Obama “not

honest and trustworthy.” Compared to the approval rating of nearly 70 percent Obama had in early 2009, this is certainly a turn for the worse. In general, Obama’s approval rating — according to Gallup polls — has been falling steadily from that point to today. However, there is a difference between “approving” of a president and finding him to be “honest.” In an effort to recover from these setbacks, Obama introduced a new law on Thursday, allowing all Americans can keep aforementioned cancelled health care plans for one year until both the public and companies can adjust to the changes. This move will most likely do a lot to improve people’s feelings toward Obama, as those who found themselves without a health care plan and unable to sign up for one are now once again furbished with their old plan. A USA Today article reports the president as having said: “I think it’s fair to say that the rollout has been rough so far.” Despite the obvious understatement of this sentence, it is good that Obama is recognizing that some things that were messed up, untrue or didn’t happen need to be accounted for. Add to this the apology he already issued about the broken promises of being able to keep plans, and you’ve got quite a bit of apology. As he demonstrated

with the new law implemented Thursday, apologies are not enough. By giving people a year to adjust to the new system and to look for a good replacement plan for health care, Obama has found a compromise under which he can save a little bit of face, and the public can ease their transition into “Obamacare” America. Is this recent development enough to save Obama from ever-lowering public opinion polls? Probably not. But it shows that he is willing to do more than just say, “I’m sorry,” in an effort to alleviate the errors he and his administration have made. It is still relatively early in his second term; Obama has two full years to make up for the series of slip-ups that defined 2012 and 2013. However, he might find it is much harder to recover the love and respect of the American people than it was to lose them. Say what you will about the Obama administration or the Democratic and Republican parties, but we can only hope that this development marks a new era of progress. What most can agree upon is that it is going to take a lot of work, progress and reconciliation in order for Obama to achieve a positive status in the American history books. Whether as a victory or a failure, Obama’s health care plans will be the defining factor of his two-term seat as U.S. commander in chief.

Intellectualism needs humility, could do without overt elitism By Michael.Glawe


f there has been any change to my character during my college life, it has been the gradual shift from arrogance to humility. Like many underclassmen, I went through a phase where I believed I was superior to everybody else in the realm of intellect. Part of this was spurred on by a particular disposition towards Ayn Rand’s objectivism and part was spurred on by a mission to prove to everyone the extent of my abilities. As I’ve advanced in my college years, my friends and family have — to use a colloquial phrase — “put me in my place.” The one lingering taint that I might never get rid of now, though, is the label of “arrogance.” My scarlet letter, formed from past grievances, casts a shadow over my attempts to be well meaning. But if there is one contention left to make here, it is that there truly is a difference between confidence in what you say and pure arrogance. Though they are so closely intertwined, they are quite different and affect a person’s actions in their own ways. There are and always will be intellectual elitists out there who feel the perpetual need to correct others because they believe they, being infinitely smarter, have been granted the special

privilege to do so. I know this because I was one of them. But the real challenge set before those who strive for intellectualism is to unwind the principles of the learning from elitism. In this sense, the sect of elitists, who take pride in the pursuit of knowledge, must do away with the superiority complex and the exclusivity of their cause. People are all smart in their own way, and they contribute in what ways they can to the great journey of humankind. What has fortified my modesty and dissolved my arrogance are my peers. For instance, my two best friends are what I refer to as “farmer boys.” The name is deceiving — it seems to suggest they are “dumb” or out of touch with modern reality. Not true. In fact, I’ve learned more from these two honorable men than I could ever learn in one of my books. They certainly aren’t up all night reading Kurt Vonnegut with me — unless I’m mistaken — but they possess an ineffable knowledge entirely of their own. They serve as a constant reminder of the potency of simplicity. This renders the very idea of “intellectualism” moot. What qualifies one to be an “intellect,” after all? What is “intellect?” If the intellectual elitists can begin to realize that ambiguity, the walls of exclusivity will fall and arrogance will

be exposed for what it is. It is the role of belittled and patronized individuals to fight back and highlight the condescension. One should also avoid befriending those who think they are superior to others. At first, these “superior” individuals will claim to be better off without you. Don’t worry: They’ll learn soon enough when their pool of friends has evaporated. There is a place, though, for those people who wish to engage in intelligent conversation. Across campus, pockets of isolated groups form to participate in the journey of knowledge seeking. That is certainly not elitist exclusivity but is instead the sharing of ideas. A great example of that idealistic social construct would be the Solvay Convention, where some of the greatest minds, such as Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and Marie Curie, gathered to discuss physics. Now, it is certainly difficult to be inclusive of others when you are attending something as prestigious as the Solvay Convention, but taken on a humbler stage, the principle still stands. For instance, there were times when I would be engaging in a discussion about political theory with one of my “intellectual” friends, and a person who I had regarded as “dumb” — whatever the measure of that word is —


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United States leads charge into space Rex Ridenoure is a graduate from Iowa State with a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering As an ISU alumnus who has dedicated my entire career to expanding our nation’s efforts in space, I found the Daily’s editorial on Nov. 13, “U.S. must reboot space exploration,” very disappointing for its lack of awareness of what’s happening with our nation’s space efforts now. Thanks to an excellent launch from Iowa State, I was fortunate to have worked on the earliest satellites deployed from the space shuttle, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Voyager missions to the outer planets and several pioneering commercial space efforts, yet right now is more exciting than all of that. Why? Primarily it’s because the former “space race” you allude to with pangs of nostalgia was completed decades ago, and the new space race — coined “NewSpace” — is in full swing, and the U.S. is leading this, well, by a mile. Our nation’s “space program” is not just what NASA does, but what all of its citizens do to advance our interests in space. Remember: Space is a place, not a government program. NewSpace is all about applying the known forces of entrepreneurialism and capitalism to space market segments heretofore defined and dominated by government entities. These top-down, centrally planned organizations, while capable of accomplishing great things when working with the established pseudo-commercial military-industrial aerospace community, have been largely unable to define any sort of cost-effective, sustainable methods for doing so over the long run. Meanwhile, in 1997, commercial space activity worldwide first became the dominant component — i.e., less than 50 percent — of global space markets — mostly communications and data satellites — and for the past decade or so stabilized around two-thirds of the entire $200 billion-plus global space economy. To be sure, NASA’s charter is all about exploration. But for most of my working career NASA was operating the shuttle program, and never figured out how to do it cost-effectively or reliably. Now, fortunately, NASA is out of that “routine” business that it never should have been doing in the first place. Cargo deliveries to the International Space Station have been turned over to commer-

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Despite the space race of decades ago often being reviewed with nostalgia, Rex Ridenoure argues that the world and the nation are in an even more exciting stage — that of “NewSpace.” Ridenoure’s letter was written in rebuttal to Wednesday’s editorial.

cial firms, and commercial crew delivery is only a few years away. Private trips to orbit have already happened, and private suborbital trips for research, education and adventure-tourism will start in 2014. Commercially developed and operated laboratories and facilities in Earth orbit and at the moon are being seriously discussed, commercially developed reusable rockets are being tested, and roadmaps are being defined by commercial space firms to deliver humans to Mars. NASA might well be an anchor customer for many of these efforts. Similar trends toward more commercial approaches are underway with NOAA and the Department of Defense for acquiring weather data and military communications capability, respectively. For a hint of what’s to come in space,

can exist without the exclusivity and elitism. In fact, its existence depends on humility and openness. After all, it is so much more relaxing to admit your own ignorance rather than put-

think about what happened when the U.S. Postal Service was augmented by FedEx and UPS, or when IBM mainframes, Bell Telephone and ARPANET were replaced by PCs, cellphones and the Internet. Rightly so, NASA is focused once again on doing the truly hard things, like landing capable rovers on Mars, orbiting Saturn and Mercury, detecting planets around other stars, searching for life on Enceladus and sending crews beyond the moon. This is the sort of stuff NASA should do and industry largely cannot do — yet. The Europeans, Japan, India, China and Russia are making progress with their solar system-exploration programs — often in partnership with NASA — but are barely on the NewSpace radar. And contrary to the claim in the editorial, India

ting on the facade of the “knowit-all.” The great weakness of arrogance is that it ingrains the idea that one is a genius, and as it has happened to me so many times before, it leaves one

is attempting its first Mars orbiter mission — it’s even called Mars Orbiter Mission, or MOM — and is years if not a decade or more away from attempting a Mars lander. Focus on what’s coming during the next year, next decade, this century. You’ll find that it will all dwarf what has happened so far, and that the U.S. — all of it, not just NASA — will definitely be leading the charge, as is it now. A century from now, the U.S. will likely be credited with being the catalyst for establishing human civilization beyond Planet Earth and for bringing the nearly unlimited resources of the solar system into the economic sphere of our home planet, squashing the meek “limits to Earth” mentality once and for all. If all of this doesn’t stir, wonder and awe, wake up.

vulnerable. There is one more thing to be said. The people who truly are geniuses and possess great humility deserve to be applauded by their peers. Not too much

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Ames Historical Society expands By Varad.Diwate The Ames Historical Society has found new space at its existing headquarters in downtown Ames. The center archives and maintains different historical aspects of the city. “We didn’t have a dedicated public display area earlier. Our gallery consisted of a walkway and our computer desks. Now we have a public display area and a distinct work area.” said Alex Fejfar, administrative assistant for the Ames Historical Society. He added that the archive space has more than doubled with this expansion, which makes it possible to have a lot more archival material on-site. The recent expansion was made possible by donations. “It’s been in the plans since we purchased the building. We have been trying to have the whole building for us. We are at the halfway point with the remodeling,” Fejfar said. The Ames Historical Society has archived many years of editions of the Ames Tribune newspapers and photographs. The publication still retains ownership but the archives are preserved by the Ames Historical Society. Curator Dennis Wendell said digitization of all the editions and photographs is currently underway. Some of the

Jake Miller/Iowa State Daily A stack of Iowa State Daily newspapers from the 1930s are in the expanded archives of the Ames Historical Society.

photos negatives had to be salvaged as they had deteriorated. The Ames Historical Society also maintains archives pertaining to the city, including city council and planning records and has a one-room schoolhouse from the 1960s. Fejfar said students can become part of the Ames Historical Society by visiting it or volunteering to input data, scan images or attend the reception desk. The center’s frequent visitors include history enthusiasts and people looking for the history of their residences, families and businesses. According to its website, the organization is a non-profit that started in 1980 as the Ames Heritage Association. Founded by Farwell T. Brown, an Ames historian, the society funded by memberships, dona-

tions and endowments. The center operates on a staff of less than 10 people and has about the same number of volunteers. The headquarters moved to its present location in 2007. Currently, the center houses its archives in more than 10 places across the town. For example, some of the Ames Tribune bound volumes are stored in the basement of U.S. Bank in Campustown. The organization currently has a number of activities to cultivate and sustain interest in the history of Ames including hosting educational tours and conducting presentations. Fejfar said that while every county has a historical center, Story County has an alliance of several centers. Ames Historical Society is part of the alliance and allows the center to focus on Ames itself.

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Ames Historical Society curator, Dennis Wendell, displays the Chattel Mortage from 1899. Recently, the historical society has more than doubled its archive storage space. The society is part of an alliance that allows it to focus on Ames itself, storing the archives all across town.

Iowa State University also maintains its archival collection. Fejfar said the center does not necessarily work along with the university archives. However, they do have some over-

lapping areas of operations. For example, a photograph or item related to the university is returned to the university archives and vice-versa. “A college town like

this has a lot of turnover. Stuff can get lost here,” Fejfar said. “Every four years, we have a new group of people moving in. This is important for not forgetting any of it.”

>>TESDALL p1 governing body of IAAS, which includes a weeklong General Assembly of all 37 countries involved with IAAS. The 2014 World Congress will be at Iowa State from July 13 to Aug. 3. While at Iowa State, IAAS members will participate in farm and industry tours, as well as communicate with company professionals. Cultural activities unique to the United States and Iowa will be available, as well, along with professional development training. “I am extremely excited for this summer’s World Congress,” said Brian Castro, senior in nutritional science and a World Congress coordinator. “The planning [for the 2014 World Congress] has been great and we have an amazing executive team working toward one, communal effort.” At the World Congress, Tesdall will meet with the rest of the executive committee, which includes members from Greece, Belarus, Indonesia and Canada. Other IAAS members from chapters across six continents will be in at-

We are driven and motivated to provide an arena [during the World Congress] for discussion on agriculture.” Dylan Clark, president of Iowa State’s IAAS chapter

tendance as well. Overall, Tesdall expects 80 to 100 people to attend the event. “It is a great link for ISU and the College of Agriculture to the rest of the world,” Tesdall said. “The World Congress really helps showcase the great education Iowa State is giving students and how it prepares students to be professional on the global unit. This is a huge chance for ISU to meet with more international people interested in agriculture.” The 2014 World Congress is also a new opportunity for Iowa State. ISU will be launching its first-ever crowd-funding project next summer to help fund the World

>>AMBASSADORS p1 Hughes said when the governor visits Iowa State, he will be given a tour of some of the current bioscience facilities. Hughes said Iowa State’s growing enrollment is another reason the state should be willing to invest in infrastructure at Iowa State. “To not make investments in increasing our physical capacity, building wise, is not the right move,” Hughes said. Goes said ISU Ambassadors has

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From left: Genna Tesdall, Brian Castro, Becca Clay, and Dylan Clark are all involved in the International Association of students in Agricultural and related Sciences. Tesdall was recently named the IAAS international president. Castro and Clay are world congress coordinators, and Clark is president of the ISU chapter.

Congress to. Students are encouraged to get involved by giving donations, as IAAS will be looking for corporate donations to

been in contact with Joe Murphy, who is the state relations officer for Iowa State. Murphy is coordinating the potential visit with the governor’s staff. “We’ve kind of disBranstad cussed what the purpose of the governor’s visit would be, what type of things we’d like to show him, that type of information,” Goes said. Goes said part of the purpose of the

>>INTERNATIONAL p1 engineering. Masud said the bazaar is more about experiencing culture. Eight cultural organizations are signed up to present different aspects of their respective cultures and allow the attendees to participate in some interactive activity, Masud said. “Some of these activities include henna drawing done by the Indian group and calligraphy done by the Korean group,” Masud said. Cameras will be provided by Sony so students can take pictures wearing traditional clothing from different cultures, Masud said. The next event is the International, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in 1352 Gilman Hall. “We will be showing ‘English

[International Week is] for everyone; there is no limitation and most of the events are free.” Onalie Ariyabandhu

Vinglish’; it’s in Hindi and in English, so it’s very easy to understand the subtitles,” said Onalie Ariyabandhu, vice president and junior in economics. Ariyabandhu said this movie is focused around one woman’s struggle to learn English after moving to America in the 21st century. Masud said they will be selling popcorn and pop at the event

help funding on another level. “We all have traveled through IAAS and have seen the benefits of ex-

changing ideas and learning through agriculture,” said Dylan Clark, senior in global resource systems and ISU IAAS chapter

visit is to show the Governor some of the great things Iowa State is doing. “We’re planning on showing him some of our research facilities … Iowa State is definitely a research institution,” Goes said. Branstad has already had an opportunity to visit the ISU research park earlier this year Goes stated. Hughes said it is important the governor sees the campus and understands how Iowa State is currently operating. This is in response to claims by the gover-

nor that internet-based learning may diminish the need for physical class space in the future. “We’d like to bring him here to show him what student life is like at Iowa State University, so he can see the students in the classrooms, especially in the hard sciences they need lab space, that kind of thing can’t happen online,” Hughes said. The governor’s office did not respond to a call regarding how often Gov. Branstad visits each of the three Regent campuses.

International Week schedule International Dance Night

International Bazaar

Date: Friday Nov. 15

Date: Monday, Nov. 18

Time: 8 to 11 p.m. Location: Sun Room, Memorial Union

International Food Night

president. “We are driven and motivated to provide an arena [during the World Congress] for discussion on agriculture.”

Time: 7 to 9.30 p.m. Location: Sun Room, Memorial Union

International Movie Night Date: Tuesday, Nov. 19

Date: Sunday, Nov. 17

Time: 7 to 10 p.m.

Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m. (admission ends at 9:20 p.m.)

Location: 1352 Gilman

Location: Fellowship Hall, Memorial Lutheran Church

Date: Thursday, Nov. 21

Entrance: $2, Food tickets: $ 0.50 each

Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union

and profits will be donated to the disaster relief for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. The final event of the week, International Night, will be from

6 to 10 p.m. Thursday in the Great Hall in the Memorial Union. The last event ties together the whole week, said Fang Hao Lim, events coordinator and ju-

International Night Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

nior in microbiology. Lim said there are various dance performances from different cultural organizations, and a fashion show, which showcases traditional attire from different countries. Lim said there will also be free ethnic food at this event. Masud also said that during the beginning of this night, 12 $500 scholarships will be presented to pre-selected students. The money was raised by the International Student Council at the Veishea International Food Fair this previous spring. “One important thing students should understand is that International Week is not just for international students to participate in,” Ariyabandhu said. “It’s for everyone; there is no limitation and most of the events are free.”


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Freshman guard Monte Morris dribbles up the court during Iowa State’s 80-50 win over the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders on Tuesday. His 11-point game was the first double-digit scoring effort of his career. Morris lead the team in steals with three.

The biggest of stages By Dean.Berhow-Goll The stage is set for one of the biggest basketball games in Iowa State’s history on Sunday against Michigan — at least for a nonconference game in November. The reasons go on and on. A primetime game on ESPN2; a game against the national runners-up from a year ago; Dick Vitale is calling his first game at Hilton Coliseum; Iowa State has plenty of Michigan-natives, and others have ties to the area. “We’ve got a lot of guys on this team from the state of Michigan, so it’s always important for them,” said ISU coach Fred Hoiberg. “Their friends and family will be back home watching. Some of them will be at the game in Hilton here on Sunday and that’s big.” Not to mention it’s a recruiting hotbed for Iowa State, who has a long history in the state and has grabbed five players from the state of Michigan in Hoiberg’s tenure. “We’re in the process right now recruiting some players out of that state and they’ll be watching it,” Hoiberg said. “At the end of the day is it going to be the

decision-maker throughout the process? Who knows, but it certainly can help.” Iowa State’s top recruiting target, Rashad Vaughn, who scheduled his official visit to Iowa State for Sunday’s game, and recent signee Clayton Custer are both expected to be in the house and with a sold-out crowd and Vitale calling the game, the atmosphere should be something special. “When you can see that many people fill up the stands and how loud it gets, it’s a surreal feeling,” said ISU forward Georges Niang. “Especially just to play. I can’t imagine just sitting there to take it all in watching. It could be a deciding factor for some of the recruits that we have here; I’m not saying anything too descriptive, but I hope it does.” The latest Michigan native is freshman point guard Monte Morris, who hails from Flint, Mich. Morris played alongside Michigan’s Derrick Walton for the Michigan Mustangs, their AAU team. Morris has been anticipating this game since he committed to Iowa State in June 2012. He said he’s not making it about him and Walton — it’s about the teams. “It’s crazy we’re back at it again,”

Game info No. 7 Michigan vs. Iowa State Where: Ames, Iowa - Hilton Coliseum When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. CST TV/Radio: ESPN2, Cyclone Radio Network Notes: Fred Hoiberg has reigned in five recruits in his tenure at Iowa State. (Percy Gibson, Will Clyburn, Sherron Dorsey-Walker, Monte Morris, Cameron Fowler) Naz Long and DeAndre Kane go into Sunday’s game as reigning Big 12 Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week. Hoiberg won his 100th game as a coach and a player at Hilton Coliseum. (53-10 as a player, 47-9 as a coach)

Morris said of Walton. “There’s hype on Twitter right now saying they can’t wait to see the Michigan Mustangs backcourt play each other, but I’m not feeding into it. “I know at the end of the day it’s just basketball; it’s not between just me and Derrick. It’s between the Cyclones and Michigan, so that’s what I’m looking forward to.”

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Hilton’s atmosphere has been a key recruiting tool for Iowa State and this year is no different. Hoiberg and Niang — who both spoke in generalities about recruiting — are hoping it continues this year and on Sunday. “That’s one of the biggest recruiting pitches we have is our fan base, is our arena,” Hoiberg said. “The players we’re recruiting right now, they know a lot about Hilton Coliseum, so to be able to see it this early in the season, they talked about it last night in that Big Four Classic. So people are excited for that game, people we’re recruiting are excited about it, and they’ll see an unbelievable atmosphere”

College basketball icon to make 1st trip to Ames By Alex.Halsted Naz Long smiled and strained his voice, “Look at him, baby!” The ISU sophomore guard grew up watching ESPN announcer Dick Vitale commentate college basketball games. Vitale’s voice filled TV stations and video game consoles for most players on the ISU men’s basketball team, working for ESPN for more than three decades. When Iowa State faces off against No. 7 Michigan on ESPN2 on Sunday, Vitale will make his first appearance at Hilton Coliseum.

The announcer known for his catchphrases — including adding “baby” to all sorts of phrases — will cross Ames off his bucket list. Vitale made his excitement known on ESPN Tuesday in a widely-watched early-season college basketball showcase. “Dick Vitale coming in for the first time Vitale will create some electricity in that building,” said ISU coach Fred Hoiberg. “To be able to play a team that was playing for a national championship a year ago with a lot of those key contribu-



tors back will be a heck of a test for us, but it’s also exciting.” Iowa State will have a sellout crowd of 14,384 fans in attendance Sunday. The Cyclones played four games last season against top-10 opponents — three of which were against Kansas at home, away and on a neutral court. Long remembers his experience in that game well. “It doesn’t get any better than having a top-10 team come into Hilton,” Long said. “For Kansas last year, I think that was one of the best experiences of my life. Just to see the whole place rocking and the whole Cyclone Alley going crazy, I feel like everybody in Ames

is just waiting to get into that building.” When players get the chance to talk with Vitale on Sunday, they plan on shooting their impressions his way. “He’s had a lot of big-time sayings,” said ISU sophomore forward Georges Niang. “So I’m definitely going to try to show him my best Dick Vitale impression.” What’s his favorite? Much like Long, Niang strained his voice, “Oh, he’s a PTP, a primetime performer.” Sunday’s game against Michigan sold out in less than 10 minutes when tickets went on sale Oct. 16. Iowa State said Thursday




that 22 NBA scouts have requested credentials, the most ever for a game at Hilton Coliseum. Former ISU and Michigan coach Johnny Orr, the winningest coach in both school’s histories, will also be in attendance. Along with Vitale and many others. “When I was a kid, I was like, ‘Who is this guy?’” Long said. “He’s full of energy, like, you could swear he never has a sad day. He’s always happy. To have him at your game is a blessing, because you grow up watching him and listening to him commenting games.”

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Cross-country prepares for NCAA regional By Ryan.Young Senior runner Samantha Bluske has just one more opportunity to qualify for the national cross-country meet. And she gets to do it at her home course. “I’m most excited to just be racing in Ames,” Bluske said. “I’ve never raced a championship-type race here, and having it be one of my last races is pretty exciting.” On Friday the men and women’s teams will host the NCAA Midwest Regional meet at the Iowa State cross-country

course. The women have won this meet the past three years and are hoping to make it a fourth. Iowa State hasn’t hosted the meet since 1997, but the team is hoping that running at its home course will play a big part in its performance. “We have been out there working all fall on that course, so everyone is really comfortable with it,” Bluske said. “Hopefully we will have a decent size fan base. Ames is a great running community, so everyone usually gets excited for these things.” The team is coming off

of its third consecutive Big 12 Championship, which the girls say improved their morale. “It definitely boosted our confidence,” said Crystal Nelson. “We knew we were capable of winning the Big 12 meet; we just didn’t know how we would stack up against the other big teams. I think we surprised others and ourselves.” The team stayed in a hotel off campus last night to prepare for the meet and maintain their focus. However, coach Andrea Grove-McDonough is confident that nothing will be able to shake

this team’s determination. “I don’t think that we have to do anything special. It’s just business as usual,” GroveMcDonough said. “We just need to have a solid day. There shouldn’t be a way that we won’t advance. I’m that confident.” The men will start at noon Friday with the women racing after at 1:15. The meet includes 37 teams, all from the Midwest. The women are listed as the top team in the region, while the men have jumped to the No. 3 spot after coming in second at the conference meet. The women are also ranked

No. 7 in the nation, and the men are No. 24 in the latest polls by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. And with the teams competing at home for the first time this season, the runners are looking for strong fan support from the Iowa State community. “We really want to give back to the people that come out during the day,” Grove-McDonough said. “We want to give back to our fans, and don’t want to let our supporters down. It’s a lot more exciting for the team being at home, but we still have a job to do, and we will do it.”

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Redshirt senior running back Jeff Woody rushes through the gap during Iowa State’s 58-27 loss to Oklahoma State on Oct. 26 at Jack Trice Stadium. Woody wants to start fast in Norman.

Offense looks for rhythm to finish opening drives By Alex.Halsted To say the least, Iowa State has been a slow-starting team in 2013. So far this season the Cyclones (1-8, 0-6 Big 12) have attempted to move down the field on an opening drive nine times. All nine times the offense has come away with nothing. Last season in 26 drives to start a game or second half, Iowa State scored 10 times, coming away with touchdowns nine times. Why have slow starts been such a big problem for the Cyclones this season? “It’s the same kind of situation if you can equate it to a writer’s block,” said ISU running back Jeff Woody. “If you’re writing

a term paper or you’re writing something like that and one paragraph takes like three hours to get written. And then the second paragraph it’s a little bit easier and then all of a sudden you just hit a rhythm and you go.” “There’s nothing really you can explain that gets you into that rhythm.” Last weekend against TCU, the ISU offense went 3-and-out on its first four drives and failed to pick up a first down in the first half. ISU offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham and the Cyclones start games with a 12-play script. The team, he said, doesn’t always stay with the script, depending on situations such as down and distance and being in the red zone. Heading into Saturday’s game against

No. 22 Oklahoma (7-2, 4-2), the team will attempt to finally solve its problems. Redshirt freshman Grant Rohach is expected to start his second consecutive game after making his first career in the 21-17 loss against TCU. “We’ve been scratching our head and working hard to try and get the best opening script that we can, the best opening plan that we can,” Messingham said. “I keep telling them you’ve got to live in the present, you can’t dwell or focus on things that have already happened. This is a new week, it’s a week that we need to go down and score on the first drive.” Oklahoma will present the ISU defense with a balanced running attack. Four Sooners have carried the ball at least 40 times this season and the team averages

5.0 yards per carry. The Sooners, who average nearly 30 points per game, also bring a fast-paced offense to the table. “When Oklahoma starts getting quick and you rip off one play every 18 seconds, the defense doesn’t have time to think and then they don’t have time to substitute and they don’t have time to catch up to what you’re doing,” Woody said, talking about the Oklahoma University offense. As the Cyclones search for their first Big 12 victory, their focus has turned to simply having fun. “We don’t have anything to lose,” said senior linebacker Jeremiah George. “We’re in a very difficult position, but it’s the game of football and it’s supposed to be played with a lot of fun and emotion.”

Weekend events provide early-season test for wrestlers By Beau.Berkley It has been a week since the ISU wrestling team defeated Drexel and Grand View to start the season at 2-0, but coach ISU coach Kevin Jackson didn’t take much time to celebrate. In a 24-16 win against Drexel, Iowa State (2-0) dropped the first three matches of the contest, one of which was a major decision, putting the Cyclones down 10-0 early on. Against Grand View, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school, the Vikings had a 9-7 lead before the Cyclones pulled away for a 22-18 victory. “I don’t think anybody probably competed to the level where they can walk off the mat and say they are totally satisfied with their performance,” Jackson

said. “I would say we got eight guys who aren’t satisfied with the way they competed and we can improve on that.” Whether or not the Cyclones have improved will be tested this weekend, starting Friday night in a double dual against Midland and West Virginia at Hilton Coliseum. Last season, Iowa State defeated West Virginia in the Mountaineers’ inaugural season as a member of the Big 12 by a score of 30-3. This will be the first taste of conference competition this season for both teams. “Anytime you win is good, but really, truly, all that matters is the NCAAs,” said Luke Goettl of the dual against West Virginia. “It’s just a stepping stone until that point. Losing is not acceptable and if we wrestle

to the best of our ability I think we’ll come out with a win.” Harold Nichols Open There won’t be much rest for the ISU wrestling contingent following Friday’s pair of duals as the Harold Nichols Open starts Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. All-American Kyven Gadson said that despite the quick turnaround, the team will need to refocus in order to prove its worth. “There’s been a few two-day tournaments this year so far for other teams, so for us to be a top team, we need to get back out there and be ready to go both days,” Gadson said. In 2012, Iowa State put three wrestlers atop the podium at the event. Goettl is hoping that Friday’s duals will serve as a warm-up for Saturday’s

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Redshirt junior Kyven Gadson wrestles against Grand View’s A.J. Mott in their 197 pound matchup on Nov. 7 at Hilton Coliseum. Gadson defeated Mott 10-3 taking him down three different times.

tournament. “It is what it is, and it always sucks making weight back-toback [days], but it is what it is,

so you can’t dwell on it,” Goettl said. “We should wrestle well Saturday; we get to warm up Friday night.”

Cyclone Hockey braces for matchup against No. 2 Minot State By Jared.Stansbury ISU coach Al Murdoch calls the current stretch in the Cyclone hockey schedule “the grind.” After facing the No. 3 team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association last week, the schedule doesn’t get any easier as the Cyclones (14-3-1) will now take on the No. 2 team in Minot State (10-2-1). The Cyclones will enter the series ranked No. 8 in this week’s poll. The Beavers entered this season as the defending national champions in the ACHA. The Cyclones are no strangers to playing defending champs according to Murdoch.

“This is the third team we have had in this year that won a national championship last season,” Murdoch said. “They are the best in the ACHA, that makes them a very distinguished group.” Throughout the season the Beavers had been trading Arizona State for the top spot in the ACHA. But now, Minot State is coming to Ames looking to end a threegame losing streak with losses to Williston State, Arizona State, and the University of Arizona. Iowa State junior forward Nate Percy is excited about the opportunity to play another top team. “We know they are a really good team,” Percy said. “We look forward to another good challenge.”

The Beavers are led in scoring by freshman forward Jeremy Johnson. Johnson will enter the series with 23 points, 15 goals and eight assists. Michael Jordan also has 20 points for the Beavers, on seven goals and 13 assists. Wyatt Waselenchuk is the goaltender for Minot State. He enters the series with a 6-2 record and is allowing only 1.63 goals per game. Waselenchuk was selected to the USA team for the World University Games, alongside Iowa State goaltender Matt Cooper. “This series will be a matchup of the two best goaltenders in the nation,” Murdoch said. “It will really be a matchup of goalies.” Murdoch says the size of Minot will

also play a role in the games this weekend. “They will be the biggest team we have played this season,” Murdoch said. “Not only that but they will be one of the fastest teams we have played.” Iowa State sophomore defenseman Alex Stephens thinks the Cyclones will be able to prove themselves against the Beavers. “They will be a tough team, but we are a tough team too,” Stephens said. “I think we can play with them.” Despite the hype behind the Beavers and their No. 2 ranking, Murdoch is excited for the series. “It will be a great brand of hockey,” Murdoch said. “It will be some of the best hockey you can see in Ames, Iowa.”

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Horoscope Today’s Birthday (11/15/13) What if you could save the world just by doing what you really love? This is that kind of year. Productive documentation fulfills a long-term personal goal. Passion especially sparks in autumn and again in spring. Harness it for a launch or show next summer. Build partnership, and it flowers. Blast off together. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Across 1 “__ goes!” 5 Runway model? 8 Brewery shipments 13 U.S. citizen 14 “Come __ the sea, / Maiden with me”: Thomas Moore 15 Area 16 Porky’s jacket and tie? 18 Hunter’s trophy 19 Source of many dialogues 20 Big name in game shows 22 FDR power program 23 Longing 24 Circle 27 Prohibition at the Ivory soap factory? 32 __ ghanouj: eggplant dish 35 Theoretical foreigners, briefly 36 Declaim 37 Twist et al. 39 Compact containers? 41 It rarely happens at home 42 Equinox mo. 43 “__ you be my neighbor?”: Mr. Rogers 44 Pre-law classroom exercise? 48 1993 Disney

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Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is an 8 -- An accident or misunderstanding could ruin a romantic moment. Move past it by crafting harmony. Shopping for household items becomes top priority. Make sure you know how much you have in savings. Then get what you need. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is an 8 -- You have extra confidence. Get as much done as physically possible. Notice ways to cut expenses without sacrifice, for yourself and others. Express your thoughts clearly to avoid confusion. Savor the sunset. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 7 -- A change at the top could throw you off balance momentarily. Focus on finishing up old business for the next couple of days. Technical breakdowns could tangle. If you don’t feel like going, maybe a friend can go get what you need. Rest up.

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Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 9 -- Your plans today go better with friends. Don’t get intimidated to invite people. They can choose for themselves. Compliment your circles on their contributions. Your network and partners move the game forward with fun and style. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is an 8 -- You’re discovering wonderful things. Shop later. Consider new opportunities, even ones that you may have dismissed earlier. Add a mysterious touch. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7 -- One pleasant surprise leads to more. Resistance could be encountered. You can run or confront it. Add a touch of glamour and a dash of creativity. Above all, include humor.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 9 -- Your reputation precedes you. Share your future vision, venture farther out, and work smarter to make money. Save for a rainy day. Some temporary confusion could disrupt the calm. Restore peace with gentle music.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8 -- There’s no need to spend what you don’t have. Use what’s at hand to improve your personal abode by cleverly repurposing something. Home and family take center stage now. Imagination lights up your writing. Fill it with love.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is an 8 -- Love what you do; do what you love. Then focus on the game. Soon you can relax. Move quickly now and save money. Follow a hunch, and you’ll learn more that way. Discover hidden treasure in plain sight.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 7 -- Schedule carefully. There’s no such thing as a stupid question, but your timing could be off. Don’t speculate ... calculate. Congestion or breakdown could delay your plan. Make a call. Get help building your dream.


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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is an 8 -- It takes more study to figure costs. You have what it takes to make it work. Seek better tactics or convince others to try again. Make water part of the scenery, but keep it close to home. Support family. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 9 -- Frustration entangles. Sharing the load makes things easier and more fun, not just now but tomorrow too. Have faith in your partner, and make sure you know what you’re supposed to be doing. Minimize risks with planning.


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