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Carlos Quesadillas Immigrant builds quesadilla business from ground up By Rakiah.Bonjour


food truck pulled into the lot between Kildee and Lagomarcino halls, joining the Carlos Quesadillas truck, which was already there. The competitor waved to Carlos Cortez, owner of Carlos Quesadillas, and yelled, “Hey, Carlos.” “Hey, man. How are you?” Cortez smiled and waved back to his competition. Rain poured and pooled into small puddles as Cortez put up a tent to shield his customers, all while never losing his smile. The rain wasn’t going to stop his business, of course, so he had to be prepared. At this point, Cortez was prepared for anything. Cortez moved to the United States from Mexico 13 years ago in search of better opportunities. “I was making $5, $6 a day working 12 hours a day, six days a week,” Cortez said. “You cannot live with that money, you know?” He landed in Iowa because he already had family in the state. “I like it here now. It’s quiet,” he said. “There’s not a lot of crime. You come from another country, you see a lot of crime, you see a lot of stuff. Here, it’s like seriously nothing. It’s so calm. “One time in Mexico, someone put a gun to my head to steal $20. You don’t see that much here. It’s not like Mexico’s crime. You cannot go anywhere [in Mexico] and wear like rings, a watch or earrings or anything like that because you have to watch yourself all the time.” To make ends meet in a new country, Cortez took up a job in a restaurant without knowing the language. “I filled out this application, I went to the restaurant, and it was funny because everything they asked me I just said, ‘Yes, yes.’ I had no idea what I was saying, so I got hired,” Cortez said. “I learned quick [sic] I think … I honestly don’t remember my first year or six months waiting tables. I’m sure it was awful but I learned, you know, and it makes me proud.” He started doing to-go orders and answering the phones then moved to serving customers as a waiter. Cortez said learning the language was one of the hardest things about moving to a new country. After learning the language well enough to communicate easily and working for 10 years in the restaurant industry, Cortez decided he was ready for a change, which is what led him to the food truck he now owns. Cortez said he was tired of being an employee and wanted to be his own boss with his own business. “The food truck business is growing in the last five years,” he said. “… I thought it was going to be easier at Courtesy of Emily Blobaum first, you know. I’ll get a food truck, but I didn’t have a food truck when I Carlos Quesadillas can be found Monday through Friday near Kildee Hall. started. I started with a push cart. At first, I thought it was going to be easy, ‘Oh this’ll be easy money,’ but I realized right away it wasn’t that way.” Cortez started with a food cart and selling near the bars on Welch Avenue. He sold only five


Winter festivities kick off at Iowa State Annual WinterFest celebrates end of semester, holidays By Anthony.Weiland For more than two decades, ISU students and the Ames community have been able to participate in WinterFest, a pre-Dead Week celebration of the upcoming holiday season. On Friday, starting at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union, attendees will be able to partake in the ISU tradition once again. “[WinterFest] is an annual tradition that both the Ames community and the university look forward to,” said Bridgett Konradi, senior in event management and WinterFest president. “With a lot of activities to spread holiday cheer to get people ready for the holidays.” WinterFest offers activities throughout the day Friday at different and overlapping times to ensure there is a time everyone can participate. This year’s WinterFest activities are varied. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will be an Art Mart in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union. Here students can purchase pottery, jewelry, prints and more. There will also be an open house at the Knoll, the president’s house, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Members of the community can tour President Steven Leath’s residence and are welcome to enjoy the “famous Knoll hot chocolate.” The Andy Albright Jingle Jog will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration starting at the Multicultural

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Former ISU student Mason Frank crosses the finish line at the 2013 Jingle Jog.

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Students gather at the president’s house, known as the Knoll, for hot chocolate with President Steven Leath and First Lady Janet Leath during WinterFest on Dec. 5. 2014. This year’s WinterFest festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. Friday.

Center of the Memorial Union at 4 p.m. The registration fee is $20 and all proceeds go to the Andy Albright memorial scholarship. WinterFest will also play host to Campanille tours, photos with the Snow Princess and Ice Queen and eats and treats in the Memorial Union commons from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be aqua massage beds in the Pine Room of the Memorial Union between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. The beds are aimed to help students cool off and unwind before they face finals week. At 10:30 p.m. in the food court of the Memorial Union latenight pancakes will be served. The pancakes will be free for all, and will follow an act by comedian Demitri Martin, which begins at 9 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Tickets to Martin’s performance are $12 for all Iowa State students and $20 for members of the general public.

“There’s an activity for everybody, whether it’s somebody going for late night pancakes, going ice skating or families coming to take pictures with the princess, there’s a wide variety of activities for everybody,” Konradi said. WinterFest draws a crowd of more than 500 patrons, with the Ames community making up a large part of that number. “A lot of people from the community come too, which is really fun to see,” said Leah Blankespoor, sophomore in event management and co-event manager for WinterFest. That relationship with member of the Ames community is part of what Konradi feels is integral to how well the university and the citizens of Ames mesh together. “WinterFest at [Iowa State] is important because it builds the relationship between the community and the university,” Konradi said.

Jingle Jog prepares to light up campus with festive run By Anthony.Weiland With the holiday season in full swing, the jingle jog fun run is ready to kick off Iowa State’s annual Winterfest on Friday. At a total of 327 registered runners the Jingle Jog is bigger than ever and aims to provide students with a festive way to exercise and socialize. “It kicks off Winterfest and starts with the lighting of the tree, then Student Government President Dan Breitbarth gives a speech at the steps of Beardshear Hall,” said President of Freshman Council and sophomore in agriculture and public relations, Kristen Lowe. “Then they do a fun run two miles around campus, ending by the Campanile where you can go inside and enjoy the Winterfest activities.” After attendance dipped in recent years due to the race be-

ing remodeled from a 5K to just two miles because of ice dangers, numbers are back up as new additions are brought to the fun run. “We’ve added some foam LED light baton sticks this year, so everyone will get one of those as well as a glow in the dark T-shirt, and bells to put on their feet,” Lowe said. The event was created over nine years ago by the Freshman Council to commemorate the loss of ISU student Andy Albright, who was killed in a car crash returning to campus from DMACC. Albright was a member of Freshman Council and has since received a scholarship named in his honor worth $1000. “It’s a scholarship that we just got endowed last year so we are raising more money to add to it this year,” Lowe said.” Any freshman can apply and the advisers of Freshman Council will choose the recipient.” Along with the fun run is an optional costume contest with the winner being awarded a prize, all of which can still be signed up for by Friday at 3 p.m. with T-shirts being available to order upon registration.





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Calendar Dec. 4

club activities.

Christmas at the Farm House 12 to 4 p.m., Farm House Museum

Reception: Women’s and Gender Studies 4:30 to 6 p.m., Harl Commons in Curtiss Hall

Warm up with hot cocoa as you explore the first building on Iowa State’s campus and experience what Christmas was like at the turn of the century. Hort Club: Poinsettia Fundraiser 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., University Book Store Members of the student Horticulture Club will sell poinsettia plants in several campus locations. Six varieties in two sizes (6.5 and 10 inches) are available, while supplies last. Forestr y Club: Tree and wreath sale 3 to 6 p.m., Reiman Gardens Students in the forestry club will sell Christmas trees and wreaths. Proceeds support

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Presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to a crowd outside of Jack Trice Stadium on Sept. 12.

2016 Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will be in Ames next week for an event at Iowa State. Details about the event, which is free and open to the public, are below: WHO: U.S. Sen. Marco

Rubio, 2016 Republican presidential candidate WHAT: Rubio meet and greet WHEN: 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. WHERE: M-Shop of the Memorial Union RSVP at Eventbrite. com Rubio will also campaign at the University of Iowa in Iowa City later in the day. The latest poll from Qunnipiac University shows Rubio in third place, trailing Donald Trump by 10 points.

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Celebrate the holiday season at the Farm House Museum during WinterFest.

Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Mingle, network and enjoy refreshments at this “Give Thanks” event sponsored by the women’s and gender studies program. Bring a dish, snack or drink to share, and/or donate a toiletry item to Ames’ ACCESS women’s shelter. Suggested donations include soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant and women’s sanitary products. 40/40 Exhibition Closing Reception 5 to 7 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum in 295 Scheman Please join University Museums in a final celebration of our 40th anniversary year. To cap off our year we will host a reception for the exhibition 40/40, to say thank you to the artists and donors who have made this exhibition and much of the past 40 years such a success.

ISU Police seek info on vandalism By Michaela.Ramm The ISU Police Department is offering a reward for any information regarding the vandalism of the George

Washington Carver statue on campus. The statue, located outside of Carver Hall, was defaced sometime between 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 13. ISU Police reported that the statue was damaged by a substance believed to be shaving cream. According to a Facebook post from the police, authorities “are continuing to investigate the crime; however, [they] have not

received any tips.” Witnesses are encouraged to come forward with any information regarding this incident. Anonymous tips are accepted. Authorities can be contacted at ISU Police at 515294-4428, the Ames Police Department at 515-2395133 or the Story County Crime Stoppers at 515-3827577. Witnesses can also text “STORYCOUNTY” plus the tip to 847411.

Vigil to occur on campus By Michaela.Ramm Iowa State’s department of world languages and cultures students and faculty will host a candle-

light vigil Friday to honor those who suffer around the world. The vigil will take place at 5:10 p.m. Friday on the south side of Pearson Hall on campus. According to a release

from department of world languages and cultures students and faculty, the event is meant to show support for “All those suffering in the wake of so many acts of hate and discrimination around the world.”


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Swimming, Diving take on Iowa Find out how swimming and diving are preparing for the Hawkeye Invitational Friday night through the story online.


Cyclone Hockey to play Ohio The Cyclone Hockey team will play Ohio this weekend. Find out more through the story online.


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Main Street Cultural District uses Small Business Saturday to fuel, promote Ames’ economy By Elizabeth.Gray Ames Mayor Ann Campbell and the City Council have been pushing to spread the idea of entrepreneurship and small businesses all throughout the city. Campbell saw her opportunity during the holidays and encouraged the residents of Ames to shop locally on Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday began as a grassroots effort in 2010 and has now spread throughout the country. The goal is to get residents to shop locally and support small business owners the day after Black Friday The Main Street Cultural District put forth a huge effort to bring locals down to Main Street for shopping and other family-friendly activities. The activities included breakfast with Santa, pet photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, free gift wrapping if you purchased something that day, free swag bags and many more throughout the day. The purpose was to attract people to a day of fun and to get more foot traffic into local businesses.

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Small Business Saturday began as a grassroots effort in 2010 and has spread throughout the country. The goal is to get local residents to shop locally and support small business owners.

“When you shop at a small business, 70 percent of the profit stays in your community,” said Cindy Hicks, the executive director for the Main Street Cultural District She stressed that shopping small helps grow the local economy; it puts money right back into the community. Take Alison Kanealy for example. She just opened a new cupcake bakery on Main Street on Nov. 14 called Ali Cakes. She said that she has wanted to own

a bakery since she was 6 and had been working on business plans for it since she was in college. On Small Business Saturday alone, she sold 140 pounds of cake. Even though Kanealy had a successful start, the process was not so easy. “Everything that could go wrong did go wrong,” Kanealy said. She had to go through seven different business plans before she found one that could be successful. “No matter how hard

the struggle is, the harvest is always worth it.” Those words of advice and inspiration came from Kanealy’s father, and she followed them on her journey to open her business. “We’re not a kind of community that you want to live in if you’re shopping on Amazon,” Campbell said. “Ames is a place where people want to stop for lunch and get a Christmas present for their grandma.” Campbell stressed that shopping locally helps

the community grow economically as well as culturally, which may lead to more connectivity throughout Ames in the hopes to create an even more welcoming place for businesses. Michael Crum, vice president for economic development and industry relations for Iowa State, has been encouraging ISU students to consider entrepreneurship and working for smaller companies. He explained that every college at Iowa State has entrepreneurship programs for the students who teach students several types of business skills. Not only do students learn business skills, they also help local businesses all throughout the state of Iowa. The university helps a lot of businesses create new products and business plans by using students to do a lot of the work. Crum stressed that students not only learn through the classic learning through lectures, but also learn by participating in other great opportunities to grow as a potential entrepreneur, creator or businessperson. “It’s something that the faculty embraces, and it brings together everything they learn on campus,” Crum said. “Overall, it’s a great learning opportunity.”

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Shooting strikes nation; Iowa State gets new coach

By Alex.Hanson Here’s a recap of the week’s biggest stories. Read the quick recap below, then test your knowledge with our online quiz. 14 dead, 21 injured in California shooting; suspects dead A shooting Wednesday in San Bernardino, Calif., left 14 people dead and another 21 injured. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, who were married, were heavily armed with thousands of rounds of ammo, and a police search of their residence uncovered a dozen pipe bombs. The couple fired at least 65 shots at an office party. They then exchanged hundreds of shots with police before they were both killed. Police were still investigating a link to terrorism Thursday and whether the couple was radicalized, the Los Angeles Times reported. “We do know that the two individuals who were killed were equipped with

weapons and appeared to have access to additional weaponry at their homes,” said President Barack Obama. “But we don’t know why they did it. We don’t know at this point the extent of their plans. We do not know their motivations.” Regents freeze ISU tuition, increase international student fees The Iowa Board of Regents met at Iowa State on Wednesday and froze tuition for the 2016-2017 fall semester at Iowa State, but it raised fees for ISU international students. Tuition will be frozen at Iowa State and the University of Northern Iowa this coming fall, while the University of Iowa will see a 3 percent increase. Tuition is set to go up 3 percent at Iowa State and Northern Iowa this spring, while Iowa’s tuition will stay frozen. Mandatory fees for international students who attend Iowa State will increase by $500 every year for the next three years after the board agreed Wednesday to increase the fees. Some ISU students expressed concern with how the fee increase was handled.

“The problem is not that the tuition is being increased, the problem is the way they’ve done it and their justification for it,” said Abhijit Patwa, senior in mechanical engineering. Jonathan Wickert, senior vice president and provost, said a series of meetings took place throughout November with student groups to discuss the fee increase. Student Government President Dan Breitbarth, who was present at the regents meeting, also expressed concern. “The students were obviously in disapproval, and therefore I was in disapproval as well,” he said. “The most frustrating thing was the time frame we were given. I would like to know about it before October.” The regents also voted to award two honorary doctorate degrees and to approve several business transactions for capital improvement. Trump, Rubio, Cruz top GOP poll; Carson falling Businessman Donald Trump boasts a 10-point lead over his closest Republican rivals, a new national Quinnipiac University poll released this week showed.

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Matt Campbell is introduced as the new football coach Monday.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has support from 17 percent of voters while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is close at 16 percent. Support for neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who had a brief lead in Iowa, seems to be dipping. He is at 16 percent, down seven points from last month. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is next at 5 percent. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side, with 60 percent support compared to Sanders’ 30 percent.

Full results are available at Matt Campbell becomes Iowa State’s new football coach As Paul Rhoads was coaching his final football game, Iowa State was just hours away from finalizing a deal with Toledo’s head coach Matt Campbell to become Iowa State’s new head coach. Iowa State made the deal official Sunday morning and introduced him at a press conference Monday afternoon. “I couldn’t be more ex-


Students to solve issues on campuses Drake hosts student-led conference By Ellen.Bombela On Saturday, Drake University will be hosting the Students Originating Solutions Summit, which will be a day-long studentbased conference that will focus on four different topics including race relations, LGBTQ inclusion and mistreatment, sexual assault/ interpersonal violence and mental health. These topics were chosen because they are thought of as things that effect college students nationwide, according to a statement released by Drake LEAD, the organization that is putting on the event. “We are wanting to invite students to come and it’s going to be a day of collaboration and idea sharing,” said Anna Leenerts, a student in the Drake LEAD’s fall semester cap zone class. “Our goal is to try and create new solutions to address what we have identified as the four major topics on college campuses.” The S.O.S. Summit is a new event this year, and is unique because it is a gathering of students to share ideas and address some of the issues going on around them on their own campuses. The day will include guest speakers, breakout sessions, lunch and a call to action and reflection time with a reception to follow. Around 90 students from over 10 different schools are expected to attend the new event. “Our hope is that students will come not only to be inspired by what other schools are doing, but also get those ideas and take those back to their respective colleges and initiate those ideas and start those groups for action that they found helpful from other schools and get the ball rolling at their school,” Leenerts said. “We just really want to build those bridges between campuses so that we are addressing those issues in the best way possible.” Registration for the event closed on Thursday evening. Anybody with questions or wanting more information can visit the event’s website: The website includes a schedule, information about the event and speakers, and contact information.



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quesadillas a night for the first few months. “You either give up or you keep going, and I choose to continue,” Cortez said. “No one’s going to give you anything just because.” Customers started spreading the news that “there was a guy on Welch selling quesadillas,” and business started to take off for Cortez. He applied to be a food vendor on campus after he drove through campus and saw one other food truck, and, after eight months, he got the OK from the university. He initially started selling out of his food cart, like he was on Welch at night. However, November and December were slow months because of the rain and snow, which is when he decided to invest in a food trailer. “You can’t work with a push cart when it’s raining, so I decided to save some money and invest in a food trailer,” he said. “I painted [the trailer] and put everything inside, so, since March, I’ve been here pretty much every day, even in the summer when no one was here. I was still here.” But having all the right materials doesn’t mean a business will work right away. He started his own business from the ground up without any help. Cortez said it’s the hardest thing he’s ever had to do, but he’s learning quickly. “You think you’re ready, but then you realize, ‘Oh, I forgot this, oh, how do I do this?’ and things like that,” he said. “It took me a little over a year to figure out how to do it. Every night, you go to the computer and search stuff. I mean it’s hard, you don’t know any requirements.” This is Cortez’s second year operating on campus, and he says he’s starting to figure everything out now. “Things are going smoother, people are starting to know we are here,” Cortez said. “We have figured out how to make food really fast and people don’t have to wait. So the last couple months, I’m like, ‘OK,

I think I made it’ or I see people waiting for the food, and it makes me happy.” Without outside help or business experience, Cortez credits his time in the restaurant industry for developing the skills he needed to start Carlos Quesadillas. “I think being a server has helped me a lot to understand the customer service,” he said. “You have to always be nice to the people, polite. You can have good food but bad customer service. And what are you going to have then? A bad experience. If the first thing that comes to your mind is bad experience, if someone makes you mad, you won’t want to go back there.” His time in the service industry wasn’t easy, however. His 10 years were spent trying to learn the language, which he says he still gets nervous talking to people because of his “thick accent.” However, he says he has hardly faced any discrimination and can only think of a few times when he has.Cortez was waiting on two men, one of whom owned a car dealership, at a Ankeny restaurant Cortez worked at six or seven years ago. “I greeted these two guys, and one guy was like, ‘What? Are you speaking Chinese or what?,’” Cortez said. “Money doesn’t make you smarter than another person, you can have a lot of money and be ignorant like that. There is no reason to discriminate against people, that’s just stupid, I think. “They don’t know the language, but that doesn’t make anyone stupid. It’s just some people don’t know the language, like how you don’t know German, you don’t know Spanish. But it doesn’t make you stupid. You have strengths in other areas.” Cortez’s time as a server not only taught him the English language and how to take care of customers but also how to fix a problem when it comes to customers. “You cannot argue with the customer, even if they are wrong,” Cortez said. “You just apologize and fix it. ‘How can I fix this? It’s my mistake, sorry.’ You know, always take responsibility

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Carlos’ Quesadillas has been in business for more than 10 years and strives to purchase its ingredients from local, family-owned farms.

even if they’re wrong. Nobody wants to be wrong, so you just apologize and try to make them happy the best you can.” Luke Mikhail, junior in marketing and supply chain management, works for Cortez on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and agrees with Cortez. “As a businessperson, you should always be as nice to people as possible, and that’s how you get business,” Mikhail said. “I don’t put myself first, I put the customer first. “If I have a bad experience while I was here, I wouldn’t necessarily come

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Friday, Dec. 4, 2015



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Dallas Nicholson, sophomore in computer science, drums next to Sister Kirsten in the freespeech zone outside of Parks Library on Nov. 2.

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Maria Alcivar, graduate student in human development and family studies, discusses the failure of the ISU Police Department on Sept. 12 after being verbally and physically harassed during a CyHawk tailgate. Alcivar is calling on students to demand action from the university to provide a safe and welcoming environment.

Call for change Students must unite to improve unsafe culture on campus By Maria Alcivar Graduate student in human development and family studies Change! Let me start with a little 411 on Latinos United for Change. Primero, LUCHA, formally known as Students Against Bigotry, formed out of Latino students and allies at Iowa State, the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa, Drake University and DREAM Iowa mobilizing to host a demonstration at the CyHawk game where Republican candidates were scheduled to appear. At this time, all of us present stood united against the hateful rhetoric emitted by Republicans during our current presidential race. It was a time for action and a time to come together and organize; Latinos and friends stood together on the basic belief that ignorant bigots like Donald Trump have no place in the United States’ politics. Ese payaso has no place in the white house — everyone knows that. Segundo, the #AskLeath panel discussion or forum — whatever you want to call it — happened in light of the blatant racism experienced during that protest. You know, the video that went viral where Shelby Mueller is recorded saying, “Vote white supremacy,” before ripping apart the sign Jovani Rubio was holding peacefully during our demonstration. She was cheered on by a multitude of IsU students. In case you are a little lost, just Google it — like my momma says. So, ya que estamos en estas, to those that say it was exaggerated or triggered by alcohol: I dare you to stand for your values and beliefs without reacting when somebody puts their hands on you, pushes you while insulting you, destroys your property, throws beer tabs at you. All this while screaming crazy remarks in your face such as how you don’t pay taxes, how

you don’t know English, how you abuse welfare benefits, how you don’t belong in this country and how you am an “immigrant” as they push past you for four hours. I bet you would not even stand 15 minutes of that type of harassment. With that said, aplausos para mis compatriotas Latinas y amigos. I’m damn proud of all of you. A little 411 about me now. I am the only U.S. citizen in my family. I became a citizen July 27. Before then, I was undocumented, but I still paid taxes and so does my family. For those who don’t know, undocumented people use a Tax ID Number to pay their taxes. As an undocumented person, you can’t apply for welfare or any government aid. Get your facts straight already. I am bilingual, fluent in two major languages of the world. I am an immigrant and calling me that is not an insult. I’m damn proud to be a Latina from Ecuador, a beautiful, small country in South America. Lastly, I do belong here. I was raised in a small urban city called West New York, New Jersey, since I was 11 years old. Now, I’m an Iowa resident. I know more about this country’s politics than my own. My first experience with racism at Iowa State was as freshmen in 2008 riding CyRide. While my friends and I were talking in Spanish, my native Language, we were told by a woman to “Speak this country’s language or get out.”But I’m still here, and I’m here to stay, like it or not. Y voy a seguir hablando Español donde me dé la gana! Now let me address the elephant in the room. Yes, President Leath finally put out a public message acknowledging that racism is well alive on Iowa State’s campus. But — here I go — I did not see any apology for his statement about being “race blind.” I mean, technically even an apology doesn’t cut it because he openly admitted to not “seeing” me and the 8,044 rest of students of color, which include international students here at Iowa State. Also, how come the two people President Leath charged to meet with LUCHA are the very same people who are leaving this institution

by the end of this semester, Tom Hill and Pamela Anthony? I don’t expect the administration to meet with students every time something happens to us on campus. Trust me, no one has enough time for that. But what really bothers me at the core of this issue is the lack of transparency from administration. By the way, this is my personal opinion not LUCHA’s. Also, let me point out here that the Strategic Plan Steering Committee was established, from what it looks like on the university’s website, back in 2005, and it is revisited every five years. Its mission started out to “increase and support diversity in the university community.” Although this is a very important and useful platform, it was not necessarily implemented in light of the student movement on campus. Just FYI. Furthermore, I am part of the campus environment committee by pure luck. La suerte que tengo es divina. I happened to be substituting for my graduate department senator during a Graduate and Professional Student Senate meeting when a list was going around to sign up for any of the six strategic planning subcommittees. I’ve heard complaints from students who applied or signed up to be part of these committees and were not accepted. How were the students participating chosen again? If you want to see real change happening at Iowa State’s campus, students need to organize, unite and demand action. We can continue to have plenty of conversations with faculty, staff and administration, but action is the only way to create change. Speak your mind; form coalitions with more than students of color, with Ames community groups and student leaders in other universities in Iowa; ask questions and demand change because we, the students, are the ones paying tuition. So get ready because although this semester is over the fight continues and will continue until we manage to feel safe and included in our university. Like my boy Jovani Rubio said, “En la union esta la fuerza! La lucha continua!” #Dreamer #WeAreHereToStay


High stakes in Paris By Carlyn Hill Senior in industrial engineering Two degrees Celsius — the most important number that’s saving the world. For the next two weeks, Paris will host world leaders from over 150 nations for the Paris climate summit. The goal? To reach an international agreement on reducing carbon emissions and keep the global temperature rise under

two degrees or risk rising sea levels, regular severe storms and other lifethreatening incidents. Following the attacks in Paris, climate protests and marches were cancelled for the safety of the city. Instead, thousands of pairs of shoes can be found in the city with notes pleading to world leaders for climate action. Students at Iowa State have also signed over 4,000 petitions this semester supporting the

negotiations and building momentum among fellow millennials toward a sustainable future. Worldwide marches last weekend also raised awareness with demonstrations in Iowa in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Davenport and Sioux City. So no matter your impact — it is just that. Individual footprints make a great sum in a ripple effect. One more or one less does indeed make a difference. For our future

We must know what free speech is to use it Look at the words that have been printed on this page, or any page for that matter, and think about how they got there. They did not appear out of pure will or as a result of an elaborate scheme. They exist because living in America guarantees us certain rights, one being the right to speak freely. That being said, this right takes on an entirely new level of importance during college because real change can occur on campuses, Iowa State’s campus being a prime example. During the past several months, we have watched demonstrations of that right evolve into the raising of awareness on real issues in this country, and that’s an incredibly positive thing. What is not so positive, however, is the ease with which the use and possession of free speech gets convoluted. Take our free-speech zones, for example. Iowa State has two designated zones on its campus on which students, faculty and anyone with something to say can share their opinions or views about whatever they please. But the issue has come up time and time again that free speech is not free speech if it is restricted to a zone. The issue drew enough attention that Student Government surmised that adding another zone would alleviate the problem. But the reality is that the zones are not the problem. It’s the understanding of the zones by students and members of the ISU community that is the real issue. Which is why Student Government made the smart choice by voting 33-2 to ask the university to clarify the language and policies for free speech and free-speech zones in lieu of just adding another zone. Having locations on campus where individuals can share their views with students and others is a great thing, but no good will come out of them if the understanding of these zones is simply not there. Student Government Sen. Cole Staudt said it best by saying, “We will be expanding free speech by clarifying the free-speech zones.” If Student Government had gone the route of adding another physical zone, the progress would have ended there. Adding another location in the hopes of making campus’ free speech more widespread would only have perpetuated the issue which is that people don’t understand what freespeech zones stand for and what they can be used for. The goal of the free-speech zones, much like this editorial, is to foster a conversation to usher in real change not to shelter passersby from what some may consider “hate speech,” which could have been the result of another zone. In order to use free speech, there must be a clear understanding of free speech, and this vote is a step in that direction.

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Redshirt sophomore Samara West goes over the block to get the kill in the 25-21, 26-24, 25-20 win against Miami on Thursday. The win allowed the Cyclones to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Volleyball advances at NCAAs Win pushes Cyclones into second round By Brian.Mozey Madison, Wisc. — Monique Harris threw the ball up into the air and, with one hit, it was match point for Iowa State. Just moments later, Harris served up an ace and a sweep for the ISU volleyball team. Iowa State (19-10, 11-5 Big 12) swept Miami (2110, 14-6 ACC) on Thursday night — 25-21, 26-24, 25-20 — to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Cyclones’ game plan focused on serving and playing effective defense against Miami. That mission was accomplished, and it was provided a statement for future teams that play ISU voleyball. “I thought this was a great way to come out and open up the tournament,” said outside hitter Morgan Kuhrt. “We didn’t know what to expect from Miami, but I think we just took care of our side of the court.” The Cyclones had eight serving aces, much to the happiness of head coach Christy JohnsonLynch, who stressed the importance of serving before the game. Johnson-Lynch said the aces forced Miami off its rhythm and improved

the Cyclones’ tempo. The other factors were the team’s digs and blocking throughout the entire match. Iowa State recorded 48 digs and seven blocks against Miami’s wellknown outside hitters. This match was going to come down to Miami’s offense against Iowa State’s defense. Iowa State’s defense won the battle tonight in commanding fashion. “When we scouted [Miami], we noticed that they take aggressive swings no matter what,” JohnsonLynch said. “My concern was that they just keep coming, and I didn’t know how we would hold up to that. But we did a really good job.” Going into the match,

Miami and Iowa State were comparable in the Rating Percentage Index rankings, meaning it was almost an even match on paper. Johnson-Lynch agreed that the Cyclones showed a statement against Miami, and the team will carry it over into Friday night’s second-round match. Iowa State will take on No. 4 Wisconsin in the second-round match that will take place in Madison, Wisc., at 8 p.m. Friday. As for that match, Johnson-Lynch had already scouted out the two teams in case Iowa State won its first match. The coaches have been looking at film over the week to prepare. “I’ve been thinking about [the second round] all week,” Johnson-Lynch said. “My experience, and

I’ve learned from doing it the wrong way and the right way, is to do your homework as much as you can before you get here.” For players like senior libero Caitlin Nolan, the team should be prepared no matter what. If the Cyclones have made it this far by playing their game, then they shouldn’t be doing anything different for the tournament. “We will definitely celebrate this win tonight, but we’ll also be scouting the team tonight,” Nolan said. “Like [Johnson-Lynch] said, it’s on us, and if we play hard for as long as we can, that’ll really show.” The night ended for Iowa State with Nolan and Kuhrt running out of the media room giving high


1. Jess Schaben - 16 kills 2. Alexis Conaway - 9 kills 3. Samara West - 7 kills Digs: 1. Caitlin Nolan - 17 digs T-2. Morgan Kuhrt - 8 digs T-2. Monique Harris - 8 digs T-2. Ciara Capezio - 8 digs Assists: 1. Monique Harris - 37 assists fives to friends and family. They then ran down the hallway to a bunch of screaming teammates with smiles on their faces.

ISU wrestling sets sights on rebound By Brian.Mozey ISU wrestling coach Kevin Jackson sat down at the press conference after Iowa State’s big loss in the Iowa dual Saturday with a big sigh. This weekend, the frustration behind that sigh may turn into relief. The ISU wrestling team will travel to Las Vegas to wrestle in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. This will be the last of tournamentstyle play for Iowa State (22, 0-0 Big 12) until Winter Break, so the wrestlers are trying to take advantage of it before it’s gone. But it also provides the team a chance at redemption. “We’re not going to dwell in the past because there’s a lot of season left,” said 125-pounder Kyle Larson. “We’re excited for the

tournament this weekend, and we’re ready to compete hard.” The Cyclones better be ready because the competition brings high-ranked wrestling teams into town. Some of the teams include No. 18 Minnesota, No. 5 Nebraska, No. 14 Cornell, No. 19 Virginia, No. 20 Ohio and in-state rival, No. 25 Northern Iowa. The tournament will feature about 40 teams. The tournament-style play allows Iowa State to see similar competition to that in the Big 12 or NCAA tournament. Most of the wrestlers enjoy the competition level at a tournament or invitational, but 141-pound wrestler Dante Rodriguez enjoys a different aspect of wrestling in these tournaments. “I enjoy wrestling five or six matches throughout a couple of days because

it gives me more practice time,” Rodriguez said. “The more I practice now, the better I’ll be prepared for the important tournaments in March.” Rodriguez will be competing this weekend at the invitational, but he’ll be doing it with some pressure on him. John Meeks and Rodriguez are still competing for the starting spot for the 141-pound class. Jackson said after the Iowa match that the Las Vegas invitational will help him and the coaching staff determine who will be wrestling at 141 from here on out. It will be important since Big 12 wrestling starts in January, and Jackson wants to have a firm lineup to present to the teams so the Cyclones can have consistent success. “I believe, right now, that Dante has earned the

Kyle Larson and 125-pound class

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Redshirt junior Lelund Weatherspoon wrestles against Iowa on Sunday.

spot, but John Meeks will have his chance in Midlands,” said ISU wrestling assistant coach Trent Paulson. “If John can place higher [at Midlands], then we’ll have to talk as a coaching staff, but right now, it’s Dante.” Rodriguez and the rest of the ISU wrestling team will be prepared to wrestle up to six or seven matches

throughout the two-day event. The team is ready for redemption after a tough Iowa loss. “We’re always looking at March, and we’re not going to let the Iowa match get to us,” Larson said. “We’re going to come into this week ready to put the work in and head out to Las Vegas and get a title.”

Kyle Larson said he is currently the only 125-pound wrestler for Iowa State. Redshirt freshman Nathan Boston is also a 125-pound wrestler but has been dealing with an illness for the last couple of weeks. Therefore, Larson has competed in most of the duals and tournaments since the Virginia Tech dual. Once Boston gets healthy and can wrestle at the 125-pound class again, there will be competition between the two. As of now, it’s Larson’s spot and Boston will have to win it over.

Cyclone Hockey to face Ohio in anticipated rematch By Austin.Anderson The Oct. 9 and 10 home series against Ohio was the most anticipated of Cyclone Hockey’s season thus far. The Cyclones lost 5-4 that Friday night and 1-0 in a shootout Saturday. But head coach Jason Fairman has continuously called that Saturday performance one of the best, if not the best, of the season for his team. “I thought tonight was the best game we’ve played all year,” said goaltender Matt Goedeke after that Saturday loss. “When we

go play at Ohio in December, I think they’re in for a rude awakening because we have young team, so we are only going to get better.” The anticipated series rematch has arrived for Cyclone Hockey, but the team isn’t hyping the road trip up as much. Instead, it appears the team is trying to fly under the radar. “We’ve been preparing all week, and if we go in with the right mindset, we’ll be fine,” said defenseman Jake Arroyo. The team had all of last week off to rest and get ahead on school work. Many of the players went back to their hometowns

all over the country for Thanksgiving break. Even after the break, Arroyo doesn’t think the time off will have any negative effects on the team’s play. Fairman thinks the team has come back refreshed. “I think guys seem to be rejuvenated,” Fairman said. “I’ve seen a little more jump. A few days aren’t going to hurt them. They just needed to recharge the jets, which it seems they’ve done.” This will be the third time Fairman has made the trip to play at Ohio’s Bird Ice Arena. The arena features a slightly smaller ice sheet than the Ames/

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Before beating Ohio at Bird Arena in Fairman’s first season in 2014, Cyclone Hockey hadn’t beaten Ohio on the road since 2007. ISU Ice Arena does, but Fairman feels he has experienced it enough to know how to prepare. “I’ve gotten a little more familiar with it, but you’ve still got to outwork a team,” he said. Since the last matchup, No. 7 Cyclone Hockey has gone 10-1-3, and No. 10 Ohio has gone 8-3-1. Despite not coming away

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Cyclone Hockey plays against Ohio on Oct. 9 at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena.

with a win in the first series, the team played well and will try to repeat a solid performance this weekend. “We brought effort on Saturday compared to Fri-

day,” Fairman said. “It’s going to require the same type of effort if we are going to get a sweep this weekend, and that’s what I have challenged them to do.”

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Cyclones some day. My family and I are truly humbled.” Players also reacted to the swift change. “It’s been tough,” said redshirt junior captain Levi Peters. “It’s been different. We have a really good relationship with Coach Rhoads and his staff. It’s a tough week for us, but it’s time to move on. As a player and a coach, you know that. These tough times, they’re not going to last. You need to keep contests — you retweet this, you might get this. We also do punch cards. If you buy 10 quesadillas, you get one free, or if you buy 10 tacos, you get two free.”
 Aside from the customer interaction and the experience he gains, Mikhail also genuinely enjoys working with Cortez. “He’s such a nice guy,” Mikhail said. “He always puts his employees first, and he always puts his customers first.” Cortez’s employees are


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mouth to promote business. “There’s 36,000 students. If I have 1 percent, that’s 360 students,” Cortez said. “One percent every day, I’ll be happy. Sometimes I have like half a percent, so that’s 150 people, but I’m happy with 150 people. I want to have more, you know, but what I’m saying is there’s 35,000 more.” Cortez also has regular customers he sees two or three times a week and some regulars who have graduated, which he says is

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