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Paint Pushers encourage individuality By Alexandra Smith Daily Staff Writer Paint Pushers, a group of people from Des Moines, were at the Memorial Union Wednesday to give artists their opinion. Paint Pushers is an art enthused group of people that meet on the first Wednesday of every month. They come together with their work and everybody gives them critiques whether good or bad. Artists appreciate getting the advice of other people to improve their work. All the Paint Pushers and students met and showed the artwork they had been working on and accepted the comments from each individual. Charlotte Redman, president of Paint Pushers, said, “When critiquing a piece of artwork, I like to get to know the artist, where they’re going, and where they came from.” Charlotte heard about Paint Pushers through a professor at Grandview College in 2001. Kristine Clemons, the show director, said, “The background of an artist influences the individuals art a lot.” For this reason, when students put up a piece of artwork, they stand up and say who they are influenced by and what their art represents. “It takes a lot of courage to stand up and do this without knowing anyone,” Redman said before the critique started. The paintings from the Paint Pusher group will be up in the Gallery Room of the Memorial Union until Tuesday. Students are encouraged to make their way over to the Gallery Room to check out the artists’ work.
‘The Butterfly Effect’ Comference promotes Midwest LGBT pride By Mary-Kate.Burkert @iowastatedaily.com Rainbow pride will envelop Ames this weekend as Iowa State’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services hosts the 20th Midwest Bisexual Lesbian
Gay Transgender Ally College Conference. The conference theme, “The Butterfly Effect,” symbolizes the idea of “a butterfly flapping its wings, resulting in ripples of change around the world. Similar to the butterfly, our socially just and positive actions have the ability to work together and create a more unified world,” said Christine Peterson, co-chairwoman for 2012 conference.
Iowa State held the first conference in 1993 and again in 2004 and will be the only institution to have hosted it a total of three times. Iowa State is the smallest host site for the conference, which consists of undergraduate and graduate students, professors, volunteers and allies from the Big 10 and Big 12 schools, community colleges and private universities from across the country. Roughly 20 to 30 active members
in LGBTSS at Iowa State have been involved in the three years of planning, which included putting in a bid to hold the conference in Ames. “The MBLGTACC will be full of positive, encouraging and prideful energy. It is our hope that this energy will last a lifetime for participants,” said Brad Freihoefer, coordinator for Iowa State’s LGBTSS.
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By Kelly.Madsen @iowastatedaily.com Malika Jeffries-El, assistant professor of chemistry at Iowa State, is among the first class of chemists to receive the WCC Rising Star Award presented by the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society. Jeffries-El was nominated and chosen based on her research accomplishments in plastic electronics. Last March, Jeffries-El and the other inaugural WCC Rising Star Award recipients will be acknowledged during a symposium at a national ACS meeting in San Diego. The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes the accomplishments of 10 exceptional mid-career women chemists and promotes retention for women in science careers. “There are more women chemists than there used to be, but not as many as there should be,”
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AWARD.p3 >> Photo: Emily Harmon/Iowa State Daily Malika Jeffries-El showcased her students’ work at Hach Hall. She is an assistant professor in organic chemistry and polymer chemistry. Her research emphasis is the design and synthesis of conjugated polymers.
“Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs,” and the Iowa State Singers, producers of the Singing Valentines, is a group after Paul McCartney’s own heart. Students can be a part of the phenomenon and what Kate Tindall, freshman in music and a member of the Iowa State Singers, called “a longstanding tradition.” James Rodde, director of choral activities, said the Singing Valentines were well-established by the time he began working here in 2000.
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The Beginning Farmers Conference will be an educational opportunity for many students. The event will be held on Friday at the Scheman Building at Iowa State. “I think that this conference is important for students to attend that
have the desire to farm after graduation, but may not have a guarantee that they will have the opportunity to do so from their family,” said Tyler Reimers, senior in agronomy and the Beginning Farmers Network president, the campus organization that has put on this event for the past seven years. “In the past, the conference has
pulled in around 120 attendees, but we are expecting higher numbers this year. The attendees are not all Iowa State students; some are family members, high school students and students from other universities,” Reimers said. Chad Hart, assistant professor of the agriculture economics, explained that farming is “not an easy business”
and can present many challenges for new comers. “The conference is set up to help ease the start-up process for beginning farmers and let them know about a number of programs and policies that exist to help them in their new endeavor,” Hart said.
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FRIDAY “Working Over Wood” Artist Studio Open House When: 10 a.m. What: Every Friday, artist Jennifer Drinkwater will set up her studio in the ground floor gallery of the Christian Petersen Art Museum. She invites the public to visit with her, participate, and develop a dialog about her current project Where: Christian Petersen Art Museum, 0003 Morrill Hall
ISU Theatre production of “Chekhov Short Stories” When: 7:30 p.m. What: Anton Chekhov is considered one of the greatest short-story writers in the world. This new adaptation of severa l of his stories explores the everyday lives of 19th century Russians. Chekhov believed the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them. Where: Maintenance Shop Memorial Union
Concert: ISU Symphony Orchestra When: 3 p.m. What: The ISU Symphony Orchestra, featuring Hollis Monroe, narrator, is conducted by Dr. Jacob Harrison. Christopher Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body was the coming together of two ideas. Where: Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building
NWCA National Duals, Midwest Regional When: 3 p.m. What: The NWCA Division I National Dual Meet Championships feature four regional locations and a culminating championship for the final four teams that advance out of each region. Where: Hilton Coliseum
POVERTY: Simulation plays a role in education class Secondary education students enrolled in CI 280 participate in a poverty simulation on Wednesday in the Gallery of the Memorial Union. Students received financial scenarios similar to many Ames families and were challenged to balance budget.
Police Blotter: Feb. 5 Officers received a report of a man asking others for money at Ross Hall. The person was later located and identified (reported at 9:38 p.m.). Sean Edwards, 24, 516 Delaware Ave. apt 1, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to obey a stop or yield sign (reported at 10:43 p.m.). An officer assisted another agency with a drug-related investigation on the 500 block of Clark Avenue (reported at 11:07 p.m.).
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Stanhope, was arrested and charged with probation violation and escape felony (reported at 12 a.m.). Mary Wild, 37, 209 Apple Place, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated and an open container An individual reported being harassed at the Armory (reported at 1:03 p.m.). Officers assisted an individual who was experiencing emotional difficulties at Student Services Building. The person was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center for treatment (reported at 4:35 p.m.). Meriah Teamer, 25, 2107 Barr Dr., was arrested and charged
with domestic assault D felony (reported at 6:40 p.m.). A patron reported the theft of a wallet at Lied Recreation Center. The item, absent the cash that was inside, was later located in a trash can (reported at 9:49 p.m.).
“Caught in Flight,” a statement says, “charts how finding true personal happiness for the first time allowed her to achieve her defining successes evolving into a major international campaigner and humanitarian.” The film will be directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, who says in the statement that he’s “delighted to have such a truly exceptional actress who embodies the warmth, humanity and empathy of such a global icon as Princess Diana.”
Karl Lagerfeld backtracks after calling Adele fat
Feb. 7 A woman reported being sexually assaulted by an acquaintance at the Armory (reported at 12:44 a.m.). Pinyi Hu, 22, no permanent address, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass at Atanasoff Hall . He was transported to the Story County Justice Center (reported at 3:44 a.m.).
Officers checked the welfare of a resident who was experiencing emotional difficulties at Schilletter Village (reported at 11:46 a.m.). A resident reported being harassed by acquaintances at Buchanan Hall (reported at 11:59 a.m.). Pinyi Hu, 22, no permanent address, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass at Parks Library. He was transported to the Story County Justice Center (reported at 8:05 p.m.). Thomas Young, 20, 2901 Wessex Drive unit 125, was arrested and charged with public intoxication (reported at 10:59 p.m.).
Celebrity News Notes and events.
Naomi Watts to play Princess Diana in ‘Caught In Flight’ Rumor had it that Jessica Chastain was being eyed to nab the part of Princess Diana in a biopic called “Caught in Flight,” but the role has gone to Naomi Watts instead. According to a statement, the “Fair Game” star will portray the late Princess of Wales during the last two years of her life.
Karl Lagerfeld is eating the harsh words he had for Adele. The fashion designer and creative director for Chanel told the publication Metro earlier this week that he enjoyed Adele’s music, but at the same time felt the need to comment on the Brit singer’s weight. “The thing at the moment is Adele,” he said. “She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.” The uproar was fast and furious, and Lagerfeld has since backtracked with a larger explanation. “I’d like to say to Adele that I’m your biggest admirer,” he said in Metro on Wednesday, adding that his remark was taken out of context. The statement above was in response to a question about Lana Del Rey, the oftridiculed singer whom Lagerfeld said “is not bad at all.” In his apology, the designer continued, “What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey ... I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer.”
Recounting his own weight loss 10 years ago, Lagerfeld added, “I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance.
‘House’ to end with season 8 “House” star Hugh Laurie and fellow executive producers David Shore and Katie Jacobs, announced Wednesday that this season of “House” will be its last. “The producers have always imagined ‘House’ as an enigmatic creature; he should never be the last one to leave the party,” a statement said. “How much better to disappear before the music stops, while there is still some promise and mystique in the air.” The three EPs thank “the hundreds of dedicated artists and technicians who have given so generously of their energy and talent to make ‘House’ the show it has been”; Fox and Universal Television; and, last but not least, the audience.
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Valentine’s Day lasts much longer than just those 24 hours that come every year.In the days, weeks or sometimes even months before the 14th, there is talk of how the day is either hated or awaited. Ben Gustin, freshman in communication studies and a member of the Iowa State Singers has been dreading the holiday for an entire year, “since last Valentine’s Day.” On the other hand, one customer, who wishes to remain anonymous so as not to spoil the surprise in store for his roommate’s girlfriend, has been anticipating the day for about a week and a half. He was busy purchasing a valentine on his roommate’s behalf, insisting that “[He is] sending it to the love of his [roommate’s] life for him.” The recipient of his generous donation will be surprised during class sometime Monday. Whether students find themselves dreading love or spreading love this year, there is always someone to tell how much they are appreciated. Neither flowers nor chocolate will last very long, but the memory of a surprise mini-concert can last forever. Phylip Karei, senior in mechanical engineering, stands by this, explaining, “Personally, I don’t believe in flowers because they will die after a week.” Karei feels a lot of pressure this year as he is buying for his girlfriend of four years. She will receive her valentine over the phone at work, and she is “not going expect it at all.” With $10 in cash or check and a bit of love to share, a quartet composed of State Singers will serenade anyone in the United States, if not in person, then over the phone. The State Singers have a booth set up in both the Memorial Union and the Music Hall Lobby this week from 10 a.m. to noon as well as 1 p.m.
The conference will consist of seven peer and speaker-lead workshops, an exhibitor’s fair, state and regional caucuses, and entertainment featuring Andrea Gibson, Luca Silveira, Katie Wirsing and drag queen Pandora Boxx. Iowa State’s own Dub H and Des Moines’s Gay Men’s Chorus will be performing as well. Speakers will be Rev. Jamie Washington, Stacey Milbern and Monica Adams. Thomas Hill, vice president of Student Affairs at Iowa State, Elizabeth Hoffman, executive vice president and provost, and Steven Leath, ISU president, will speak to the more than 1,500 registered attendees at the conference’s opening ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday in Stephens Auditorium. Most of the events and workshops will take place in the Memorial Union, and the larger events will be held at the Iowa State Center. Throughout the weekend, the conference intends to provide a place in which personal growth and development can occur in areas including history, identity, individual intersections and “socially-just action. “There are workshops available to every walk of life, and the mission of the conference is to bring unity, personal growth and understanding,” said Anna Howie, president of the LGBT Ally Alliance club at Iowa State. Encouragement in transformation and action means participants will receive the support and resources necessary to take action at the individual, group and institutional levels to create social change for equity of all people. With the focus of the conference on social justice, it is an event applicable to all people whether they identify with the LGBT community or not.
>>AWARD.p1 Jeffries-El said. “Awards like this help increase the visibility of women that are up-and-coming in chemistry.” The ACS reported that in 2008, women earned 50 percent of the country’s bachelor’s degrees and 36 percent of its doctoral degrees in chemistry. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that although women make up 48 percent of the U.S. workforce, they hold 24 percent of science, technology, engineering and math jobs. “There is a significant drop-off between women studying sciences and women actually making science their career,” Jeffries-El said. “This award encourages women who have made it through school to keep going and working.” Jeffries-El said role models and encouragement are critical for women in chemistry who may not work directly with leading women scientists. WCC has become an advocate for women in science and chemistry. Since 1927, the committee has provided resources, advisers and awards that highlight accomplishments of women chemists. “WCC provides a huge entity of women with power who are pushing and lobbying for other women scientists and equality within the field,” Jeffries-El said. In the classroom and lab Jeffries-El pushes her students, regardless of gender, to find opportunities in chemistry, through travel, grants or awards. Brian Tlach, graduate in chemistry, has worked with Jeffries-El and said he believes her approach to motivating hard work and determination in others is unparalleled.
Photo: Jayme Wilken/Iowa State Daily Iowa State Singers Aaron Hofmeyer (right) and Anne Todey, both seniors in vocal performance, sell Singing Valentines to student sweethearts on Wednesday in the Memorial Union. Deliveries will be in Ames or via phone on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
to 2 p.m. The booth has a few singers themselves, a chest with the sheet music on hand, and a variety of cards that will be delivered along with the melodies. The old-school classics “Come Go with Me” and “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” are the two traditional tunes that one of the several different “scooping and swaying” foursomes will add that personal touch to Valentine’s Day with. The group will sway its way to any home, “Malika is dedicated and truly selfless in professional advancement of her graduate students to make sure they are prepared and employed once they graduate,” Tlach said. Many of her colleagues and students agreed with Tlach’s assessment. “I am tuned into giving personal attention to my students,” Jeffries-El said. Scott Meester, junior in chemical engineering, worked in Jeffries-El’s lab as a freshman through the First-Year Honors Mentor program. Although he was doing basic lab work and had limited knowledge in advanced chemistry, Meester said Jeffries-El made sure he learned about chemistry in his experience. “Malika made sure working in her lab gave me a head start in research — and it did,” Meester said. Jeffries-El’s most recent recognition has benefitted her own career, she added. “I was up for promotion this year, and it certainly didn’t hurt to have just won a national award,” she said. “It is always fun to be picked, especially when it is an honor like this.” Jeffries-El plans to continue working with plastic electronics and further the application of her research. “We are having some success in the research we are doing now, so we will continue down those routes,” she said. “But we want to pursue new areas within polymer chemistry.” These areas include solar cells and light emitting diodes, which are important to research in environmental and sustainable practices, she said. In addition, Jeffries-El said she is planning to work with high performance materials, specifically ballistic, next.
workplace or classroom (upon the professor’s approval) in the Ames area, or will conference call its way to any heart in the nation on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Valentine’s Day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tindall said that this gift is “utterly unique,” and John Linstrom, an English graduate student and a newer member to the Singers, added that since each quartet consists of four different singers with such strong personalities, “It’s a gift that no one else is getting.”
>>FARM.p1 Students, such as Dan Gradert, realize the hard work that will be need to be successful in farming right out of college. “Yes, it can be challenging if you are a student who is set on graduating and then farming full time right out of college,” Gradert said, senior in agronomy and member of the BFN. “However, if you are willing to be flexible and open to new opportunities, I don’t see a reason why anyone that wants to farm couldn’t achieve that goal.” The main focus of the conference is to educate and inform beginning farmers on current events in agriculture. “A lot of the information being presented is specifically targeted for a young, beginning-farmer audience,” Hart said, who will be one of the presenters in the breakout sessions discussing “Ag Marketing for Beginning Marketers.” “Several of the
“The conference is set up to help ease the start-up process for beginning farmers and let them know about a number of programs and policies that exist to help them in their new endeavor,” Chad Hart other speakers will be talking about specific government programs such as IADA and FSA loan programs that are designed to assist young beginning farmers as they begin and expand their farm businesses.” Hart said several topics, such as soil classification, entrepreneurial opportunities, livestock, basic crop market-
ing and financial programs, will be discussed for those at the conference. Several students were asked whether they believed that a young person today could dive into the industry if they were not from a family farm, the answer from many was “no.” “I’m discouraged to hear that some students give up a dream of farming for lack of start up capital,” Gradert said. “I am confident that anybody, regardless of farm background or capital, could have a successful career in agricultural production. Organizations like the Beginning Farmer Center do great work in promoting opportunities for beginning farmers; but in addition to that, an individual who is willing to take on some livestock, perhaps do some niche market stuff or organic production, thinks outside of the box and is willing to try something will have a fair opportunity for success.”
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Our history makes us all American When asked who you are, you may respond by saying a man or woman, a student, an Iowan, or a Republican or Democrat. However, no matter who you ask, at some point we all define ourselves as an American. To be part of a nationality is to identify with a shared history. As children, we sat on our grandparents’ knees and heard the great American story of D-Day or of how they fought from island to island in the South Pacific to defeat Japan. Every American knows the story of the Great Depression and the hardships our grandparents suffered and triumphed over. It’s our shared American history and spirit that shapes the American dream and gives us hope for our future. But sadly, even with the tales told from generation to generation, we are losing this history. Our most recent loss occurred on Saturday when World War I joined the ranks of conflicts from which there are no longer any survivors. We are forever separated from that important part of world history with the death of Florence Green of England, the last survivor of the war. This brings up the great importance of learning our own history while we have the chance. If we rely solely on history books to study ourselves, we lose the multitude of perspectives on the great occurrences of our generational footprint. We read history books to learn the academic perspectives of history. We may study the memoirs of generals and statesmen who “made” history, but only the unique stories of our parents and grandparents can give us the perspective of our shared humanity, our common loss and the struggles that united us. This is a vital fact to recognize. Estimates suggest that 1,100 World War II veterans die every day. Only 27 years separated the end of World War I and the end of World War II. However, we may not even have 27 years. Mrs. Green was nearly 111 when she passed away; most of us will not know individuals who will live that long to share their story. As we lose our veterans, we lose the spirit and memory that shapes the American identity. Even though each generation defines itself in its own age, we are strongest when we build from the memory of our common struggles. Our common history unites us and defines our future. It is important for us to take the lessons of our common struggles to heart, to learn from the lessons of older generations and to continue to build on their accomplishments. Most students identify as American, but if we lose our common history, we may lose what it means to be American. Editorial Board
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Photo courtesy of Thinkstock Democrats and Republicans need to make a compromise and be less worried about demonizing the opposing group. Compromising could help the financial and economic problems that this country faces.
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ecently, on his new show Moyers and Company, long-time commentator Bill Moyers discussed with his guest, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the political gulf between Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives. Haidt argued that “compromise” has become a dirty word in the American political system. Politics in this country is more about demonizing an opposing group, good versus evil, rather than solving the financial and economic problems this country faces. Haidt further argued that both liberals and conservatives were to blame, though Republicans seem to have cast the first stone. For example, back in 2010, Speaker John Boenher, R-Ohio, refused to use the word “compromise” during an interview on 60 minutes because it would compromise his principles. Moyers stated why this polarization is a problem: “You cannot, in a pluralistic, multicultural society with all the different beliefs, have a mantra that unites us all. You’ve got to broker compromise.” The show gave me a lot of food for thought. Politics have always been contentious, no matter the time in history or the country you live in. In my opinion, the “middle ground” in this country has fallen out of politics for at least a decade. The show pointed out that this division goes way back to the 1960s. Can compromise be reached this country? Or will the divisions continue to hinder solutions to our economic and fiscal crisis? History teaches us that political extremes within a state will always exist. History also teaches us that when the middle ground drops out between these extremes, it can mean dire consequences for the state and its people. In 49 B.C. the Roman Republic fell into civil war when Caesar and Pompey would not compro-
By Stelios.Vasilis.Perdios @iowastatedaily.com mise. The French Revolution started in 1789 in part because France was amid a financial crisis and King Louis XVI and the nobility would not compromise on tax reform. In Germany in 1933, the Fascists took power under Hitler during a time when the Democrats and the Communists would not compromise on solutions to Germany’s own fiscal crisis. In each of these simplified examples, each state went through a period of dictatorship and war. One solution is to have a “Bill of Responsibilities” to compliment the Bill of Rights. Sociology professor and pastor Tony Campolo supported this idea back in the April 1998 issue of Covenant Companion. He argued that our Constitution and Bill of Rights is excellent in defining our rights, but it fails to articulate our responsibilities as citizens under God. Setting aside these religious reasons, I think that a Bill of Responsibilities added to the Constitution could unify liberals and conservatives. The First Amendment, for example, is something most liberals and conservatives can rally around. Free speech is the cornerstone to political discussion in this country. But the law states that free speech comes with responsibilities. The classic example, of course, is that you can’t yell “fire” in a crowded theater without serious consequences. Also, those who libel and slander can be held accountable for damages. The First Amendment of Responsibilities would address these issues. The use of demonizing terms within political discussion should be considered libel slander. A great example of how politicians demonize each other
comes from Newt Gingrich’s GOPAC memo “Language: A Key Mechanism of Control,” written in 1994. Gingrich told Republicans to use the following terms to describe an opponent’s political campaign: “destructive,” failure,” “pathetic,” “lie,” “betray,” and so on. At the very least, under the First Amendment of Responsibilities, such demonizing words cannot come from anonymous sources, and especially from corporations. This would take care of the problem of super PACs having too much sway in elections while their contributors hide in anonymity. Another point of contention between liberals and conservatives is gun control and the interpretation of the Second Amendment of the Constitution. The Second Amendment of Responsibilities would, of course, deal with gun ownership. Some proponents say that the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights supports the ownership of guns. Some opponents say that this idea is antiquated, and should be abolished. I think if you own a gun then you have the responsibility for its maintenance, care and to keep it away from people who are not trained in its use, especially children. The Bill of Responsibilities might even require that you be trained with the gun you own. I might even go as far to say that the ownership of a gun allows you to be deputized by a representative of law enforcement during times of crisis. Furthermore, if you are registered to carry a concealed weapon, you must also know First Aid. The addition of a Bill of Responsibilities into the Constitution would require an enormous amount of discussion and far-reaching effort. A reform like this would take years. Many of you will disagree with my suggestions. If so, then perhaps we can reach a compromise.
Stelios Vasilis Perdios is a graduate student in history from Ames.
Super Bowl overshadowed by ads Consumerism changes the way we watch the game
id you watch the Super Bowl? It was a hardfought game between two teams from the National Football League. It was an entertaining game to say the least. The final score — and lead change — occurred with less than a minute left in the game. So when I went into work the next morning, I expected there to be at least minimal conversation about the game. Boy, was I wrong. All I heard was: “Oh, did you see this commercial?” “Yeah, I loved the one with the dog!” “How about the one with Clint Eastwood?” That says a lot about our society. The Super Bowl is huge, but it isn’t universally popular. I had five people over to watch the game, and three of them had no idea how the game is played, nor do they have a favorite team. They probably just came for the food. But they paid more attention to the commercials than anything else. The room got quiet when the ads were on. The same goes for my coworkers. Many of them don’t watch
By Craig.Long @iowastatedaily.com football, yet they could recount every commercial that played. They watched the game only to see the commercials. I’m guilty of the same, I was busy cooking during the first half but went in to watch what was on when I heard a break in the game. When did advertising become something to watch itself? These companies pay vast amounts of money to advertising agencies, just so they can manipulate us. They use cute dogs, sexy women, sleek cars, babies and other ploys to control your feelings about a company. Do we really desire to be manipulated? And why is it okay for these companies to pay ungodly amounts of money to do this? These commercials cost an average of $3.5 million for a 30 second slot. The General Motors Co. ran at least two time slots, they’re barely three years removed from requiring a government bailout. The Chrysler family ran a 2 min-
These companies pay vast amounts of money to advertising agencies, just so they can manipulate us. They use cute dogs, sexy women, sleek cars, babies and other ploys to control your feelings about a company.” ute slot; they too required a bailout not two years ago. I’m not saying companies shouldn’t advertise. I know that advertising drives sales. However, when the economy is down, there has to be more effective ways. Even though GM and Chrysler have made admirable recoveries, it isn’t as though they are on solid ground yet. Most companies aren’t, in this economy. We have a society of excess, and this is the perfect example of it. One 30 second slot could pay for 70 $50k jobs for a year. That doesn’t seem like a lot, but when
the economy is recovering, every job is important. And advertising brings in cash, of course, but people can’t purchase goods if they are unemployed. I’m no advertising major to be sure, but it seems to me that many of these advertisements fell on deaf ears. I’d love a new car, as would many Americans, but it just isn’t feasible right now. Every Chrysler, GM, Volkswagon or any other car commercial was likely for not. And it isn’t as though many people are going to choose a car simply because they liked one commercial over another. Most will research the different brands and vehicles, to choose the one they think is best. Again, I’m not saying that companies shouldn’t advertise at all. But it is a pretty sad situation when people are watching a TV program that they wouldn’t normally, simply so they can watch the minor annoyances that we normally curse for interrupting our favorite shows. It makes it seem that our consumerism is completely uncontrollable. I sincerely hope that’s not the case.
Craig Long is a senior in political science from Essex, Iowa.
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Valentine’s Day more than a corporate hoopla
Celebrate everyone, alongside loved ones and special friends
day in the life of a typical student goes something like this: wake up (probably a little too late), shower (sometimes), go to class, squeeze lunch in there somewhere, come home, do a little homework, eat dinner, finish homework, and if you are lucky, enjoy a little rest and relaxation before going to bed. Only to start all over again in the morning. Life gets busy and for some of us, life is even busier. On top of classes, homework and studying some students have jobs or even spouses and children. It’s hard enough to find time set aside just for yourself in the midst of all the chaos related to being a student, much less the people you care about. Fortunately, there is a special day set aside where you can celebrate the people you love — Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day seems to be either loved or hated with very little grey area in between the two extremes. It often gets a bad wrap for being a “corporate” holiday — people just spend their money on stupid cards or flowers that will eventually die. To some, these grand romantic gestures are overrated. After all, wouldn’t they mean more if they were done on any average day? The answer is probably, but the fact is that it is so
By Meg.Grissom @iowastatedaily.com easy to get caught up in all that is going on in our lives. Sometimes we are too tired to really do anything special with or for the people that we love, whether those people are our close friends, significant others, parents, children, cousins or siblings. This being said, Valentine’s Day does not have to only include our partners, we can use this day to celebrate all the people in our lives. Many people think that the lack of boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband excludes them from the Valentine’s Day festivities and, in turn, hate the holiday. However, Valentine’s Day does not need to be a day of love or sorrow depending on your relationship status. Remember in elementary school when all of your peers would exchange valentines with every other member of the class? Nobody cared if you were in a “relationship” (or at least what we thought were relationships) or not. We just had fun passing out valentines to everyone we knew and receiving them in return. This is what Valentine’s Day should really be like, seizing the opportunity to tell the people you love that they
Photo courtesy of Thinkstock In elementary, we exchanged valentines with all of our friends and classmates. We should continue this practice by remembering our friends and family as we get older.
are special to you and actually making time to do something about it while you have the time set aside to do so. Valentine’s Day may very well be a corporate holiday, but it is also a time to take a break
from the hustle and bustle of student life to celebrate our most important relationships. So, instead of spending the night in the library, go out to dinner with your closest friends. Rather than purchas-
ing that grand grade booster from Bookends, send a nice card to your grandparents. The point of this day is not to pour money into the economy (although that may be a plus). The point of Valentine’s
Day is, or at least should be, to appreciate the people around you.
Meg Grissom is a junior in
linguistics from Carlisle, Iowa
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Athletics hurt by unfair use of cookie-cutter analogies Sports players represent ISU with respect I found Darrin Cline’s take on student athletes intriguing but misguided. It’s very easy and also unfair to use a cookie cutter analogy to apply to all individuals who play sports at Iowa State because, more often than not, that cookie cutter has a negative connotation. It is clear to anyone who follows sports that there are problems in collegiate athletics. For the most part, Iowa State has avoided these problems, but as in any situation, there are exceptions. I am a football player, and as such I can’t speak for the other sports teams here at Iowa State. It’s my opinion that if you’re outside of a program, you don’t know anything except what you infer from the manicured, politically correct, simplified press conferences and interviews. It drives me absolutely crazy listening to sports broadcasters during televised games or reading articles from people who by and large did not participate at the level of athletics they are analyzing. You just don’t know everything, and it’s that simple. That’s why my insight
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sophomore in agricultural engineering. pertains to football, as that is what I know. We are not all virgin missionaries with Bible verses on our eye black. Nor do we all trade our bowl game gifts for tattoos. Most football players are somewhere in the middle; well-behaved and hard working guys who want to play a great game, get a degree and graduate. The hot heads that come in freshman year thinking they will skirt through college on their way to the league either change very quickly, leave or are asked to leave. Players come and go frequently. Cline made an interesting point in his article when he said that athletes like swimmers and cross country runners don’t get in trouble as often as football players. Most sports, including swimming and cross country, have between 10 and 40 athletes. Football is usually around 120. Just by pure numbers, it is more likely for there to be blemishes to the football team at Iowa State. Also, how many swimmers, cross country runners or even football players would you recognize on a Friday night on
We are college students, not angels. However, we know the line that cannot be crossed, and again, most of us do not.” Welch Avenue? For the most recognizable athletes, every moment is spent under a microscope and they are held to the highest scrutiny. For some reason, people, especially the media, like hearing about these guys get in trouble. If Jeff Woody got in trouble for jaywalking, it would be front page of the Daily, while a non-athlete charged with
assault or drug possession would be on the back of that page, in the police blotter. We are college students, not angels. However, we know the line that can’t be crossed, and again, most of us don’t. I find your argument regarding our clothing and appearance to be absolutely ridiculous. As far as the “hefty amount” of free clothes we receive, nothing could be farther from the truth. Most of the clothes we get are for workouts and practices so if you want a padded compression shirt or torn athletic shorts, let me know. The actual clothing that we get is restricted by the NCAA; we aren’t just given free rein to a Nike catalog. In the two years that I
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have been here I have received two pairs of sweats and four T-shirts. I can assure you that no one has an overflowing wardrobe of clothes from athletics. This is college. Most of the guys walking around, athlete or not, are wearing sweats and T-shirts, and if you don’t see any formal attire on a football player than you clearly don’t know Benjamin Dinkins. Yes, I wear sweats because I don’t want to throw on my khakis and polo at 5 a.m. when I get up for workouts everyday. Yes the clothes are a perk, but I feel as though they are earned, well-deserved and help us out financially, especially for a walk-on like myself and considering that most, if not all of us, have no opportunity to work and be able to buy our
own clothes. So before you go saying athletes are a blemish on the image of Iowa State, consider this: By typing in “Iowa State” on Google, some of the first articles to come up are about the basketball game against Kansas and the football game against Oklahoma State, not our Nobel Prize winning professor or new athletic training major. Athletics IS the image of Iowa State that people around the nation and world recognize. To them, Iowa State is Paul Rhoads and Fred Hoiberg. That is why athletes must, and usually do, represent Iowa State in a positive manor. I, along with all the other athletes here, are proud to be Cyclones.
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Find an ‘organic’ way to love By Taylor.Hilsabeck @iowastatedaily.com
Photo: Meredith Whitlock/Iowa State Daily Made from recycled cardboard and newsprint, this picture frame is a creative and crafty way to show your love to your special someone and the environment.
Do it yourself: Recyclable picture frame By Meredith.Whitlock @iowastatedaily.com Looking for something meaningful, yet sustainable, to give to your loved one this Valentine’s Day? This project is so easy, and you can make it as sentimental or as friendly as you want it to be for your Valentine this year. Use a piece of cardboard which is big enough to make into a frame for a picture of you and your special Valentine. Cut a hole in the center for the picture, and use newspaper to cover the cardboard. You can tape or glue the newspaper around the boarder of the picture. Next decorate the picture frame how you want, with quotes and hearts. This is a perfect and simple handmade gift, which your Valentine will enjoy.
How to have an earthy engagement By Moriah.Morgan @iowastatedaily.com Valentine’s Day has been around for a long time. The tradition of giving a box of chocolates is in fact 140 years old. In the Middle Ages, men and women used to draw names to see who would be their valentine. The names, written in hearts, would be pinned to their sleeves for a week so everyone could see. Today, we have a different way of showing everyone that we are in love: diamonds. This sparkling rock has come to be a symbol of enduring love and affection. While chocolate can be eaten and flowers will eventually die, an everlasting diamond represents an unbreakable love. So guys, if you have decided to get your special someone a diamond, congratulations. Now that you have made this decision, it is time to start thinking about what type of a diamond you want to purchase. At most stores, your choices come down to simulated or real. A simulated diamond is one that has been created in a controlled lab environment with materials chosen to mimic the sparkle and shine of a real diamond. These diamonds are created to be perfect, but the real perfection of a diamond is its imperfections. When a real diamond is created, small defects can be seen: the light wash of blue from boron; purple, pink, yellow from nitrogen; orange, green from radiation exposure. It’s these small impurities in the diamond that give them their unique characteristics and beautiful optical effects. If you are among the 10 percent of couples who decide to get engaged on Valentine’s Day this year, but diamonds are not for you, do not worry. Organic wedding rings are a great idea for an earth loving couple. A recycled gold band topped with stones such as rose quartz is a pocket friendly way to make a statement. For an even more eco-friendly wedding band, think about wooden engagement rings. A band made of walnut is traditionally connected with Artemis, goddess of nature, and is linked with fertility and love. Make this Valentine’s Day something special for the both of you and treat your special someone to an organic gift that they can treasure for the rest of their life.
Logo courtesy of Live Green! Will you be seen on the green carpet? Sustainapalooza will be on Feb. 28 in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.
Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to consumers, over-consumption, and senseless spending on over-priced, heart-shaped boxes of carbon-footprintheavy chocolate. Try telling that to your girlfriend, and you could also end up sleeping on the couch. Spoil the special someone in your life, and be eco-conscious at the same time. Choose environmentally friendly options for a ‘green” Valentine’s Day here in Ames.
Gifts Buying organic and locally grown flowers helps support farmers who are leading the way to sustainability. Why give your loved one flowers containing pesticides? Ames Greenhouse Floral and Antiques sells 100 percent organic options. Located at 3011 South Duff Ave., surprise your special someone with a bouquet of flowers that show you care about her and the environment. There is chocolate, and then there is fair-trade chocolate. On a holiday that is almost centered on chocolate equating to love, there is no excuse not to buy fair trade chocolate products. You will not only be expressing your love through the world’s finest candy ingredient, you will help developing nations establish economic viability and grow individuals out of poverty. Cocoa also comes in second after cotton for highest use of pesticides. Wheatsfield Coop, located at 413 Northwestern Ave., carries a large amount of organic chocolate selections. Visit their annual wine, cheese and chocolate sale on Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and save up to 10 percent on chocolates.
Photo: Taylor Hilsabeck/Iowa State Daily Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards is a local winery which practices organic viticulture, keeping their grapes chemical-free. Their popular Honey Moon Red wine is available in many stores in Ames.
Photo: Emily Harmon/Iowa State Daily Jay Rewerts, junior in pre-graphic design and philosophy, exemplified chivalry at The Cafe and opened the door for his date. The Cafe buys ingredients directly from local farmers and purveyors.
Photo: Taylor Hilsabeck/Iowa State Daily Ames Greenhouse Floral and Antiques, located at 3011 South Duff Ave., is a local flower shop which sells 100 percent organic options. Their arrangements are beautiful and free of harmful pesticides.
Photo: Emily Harmon/Iowa State Daily Jay Rewerts, junior in pre-graphic design and philosophy, picks out dessert with his date at The Cafe. Rewerts and his date chose The Cafe for a sustainable option.
Wine and dine
clude ethical and sustainable options right here in Ames, such as The Cafe. Located at 2616 Northridge Parkway, The Cafe buys directly from local farmers and purveyors. With a decadent dinner menu and traditional and inventive desserts, it is the perfect place
Did you know there is an organic winery right in the heart of Ames? Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards practices organic viticulture. This means no insecticides, pesticides or herbicides are used on the grapes, keeping waterways clean and protecting the envi-
ronment. Pick up their most popular bottle, the Honey Moon Red, a semisweet red wine, at Hy-Vee, Wheatsfield, Fareway or Cyclone Liquors. Eating locally cuts down on greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide wasted while driving. There are fine dining establishments that in-
to impress your special someone. Remember to give cards from recycled paper or e-cards and burn earthfriendly, soy candles, too. Keep these green dating tips in mind while planning your Feb. 14, and you’ll make the planet smile just as much as your significant other.
Give sustainable chocolates to give back By Rebecca. Chamberlin @iowastatedaily.com In 1861, Richard Cadbury, a chocolate shop owner, began putting chocolates in heart shaped boxes for Valentine’s Day. Since then, chocolate has played a significant role in gift giving on the holiday with around 58 million pounds of chocolate purchased in the week leading up to Feb. 14. But wouldn’t it be nice to not only give to your sweetheart but to also give back to the environment? Sustainable chocolate bars, which can be found in most organic food aisles of grocery stores or online, are a good way to do just that. What makes a certain brand of chocolate sustainable depends on how environmentally friendly the farming, purchasing, production and packaging of the products are. Purchasing cocoa from small local farmers in developing countries, a process known as fair trade, helps keep profit in the hands of the native people while simultaneously promoting sustainability. Green & Black’s and Rapunzel sell 100 percent organic chocolate bars. Another brand is Dagoba, which not only participates in fair trade but also sponsors re-
Photo: Rebecca Chamberlin/Iowa State Daily Endangered Species Chocolate, a fair trade company, features information on endangered animals. The company gives 10 percent of earning back to supporting endangered species and habitats. Their practice is sustainable and friendly to the environment.
forestation programs, uses green power and 50 percent recyclable materials for packaging. Endangered Species Chocolate, a fair trade
company that features information on endangered animals, and gives 10 percent of earnings to supporting endangered species and habitats.
Their office, production facility and warehouse is powered by wind energy. Opting to buy sustainable chocolate, rather than non-sustainable,
promotes the protection and conservation of our environment while providing your significant other with a classic Valentine’s Day gift.
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Palo to return to the court after injury By Jeremiah Davis, Daily staff writer Guard Bubu Palo is set to return to the ISU men’s basketball. The Ames native, who has missed the last six weeks with a right wrist injury, had his cast removed Thursday and will tentatively make his return Feb. 18 against Oklahoma. “We’ll keep talking to our doctors,” said coach Fred Hoiberg. “I think a big thing is getting range of motion back in that wrist so he can go out there and not be thinking about it and have the confidence and not have limitations.” Palo had seen his playing time increase and was awarded with a full scholarship just prior to suffering the injury. Hoiberg said Palo brings a lot to the team. “The big thing Bubu brings us is great presence on the floor and a calming influence on the offensive end,” Hoiberg said. “We’re certainly excited to get him back.”
New season set to begin this Saturday Travis Cammon, Daily staff writer The ISU softball team officially begins its season this weekend when it faces Valparaiso, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Western Illinois in the Ramada UNI-Dome Classic in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Cyclones will try to start strong to erase the memory of last season’s seven straight losses to end their 21-28 season. Last season, Iowa State swept both games against Western Illinois winning by a combined score of 26-1. The team also split a pair between Valparaiso winning the first matchup 11-4 then, in a complete reversal of fortune, lost 11-2. A familiar offensive lineup should help Iowa State’s cause as the team returns all of its position players from a 2011 squad that combined for a .314 batting average and 30 home runs a year ago. The pitching will be anchored by senior Lauren Kennewell, junior Tori Torrescano and sophomore Breeanna Holliday. Newcomers Miranda Kemp, Lauren Thimmesch and Taylor Smith will add some fire power for the Cyclones as well. IShortstop and second base will see a variety of different players this year as it continues to be a question mark for the Cyclones. The outfield will have the same uncertainties as the infield does as centerfield senior Heidi Kidwell will be the only returner. Both left and right field will be question marks going into the season as well.
All-around SPORT: Gymnastics DEFINITION: A gymnast who competes in all four events -- vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor routine -- with all scores totaled in the end USE: Celine Paulus broke a careerhigh all-around score of 39.250 last Friday in Denver.
Photo: Grace Steenhagen/Iowa State Daily Chris Allen, ISU guard, runs past an Oklahoma State player. Iowa State faced Oklahoma State for the second time at Hilton on Jan. 18, winning with a last minute 3-pointer by Scott Christopherson. Now, the Cyclones ready for a match against Texas A&M
ISU readies for A&M By Jeremiah.Davis @iowastatedaily.com
Fred Hoiberg knows there are no guarantees in the Big 12. Night in and night out, the second-year coach said, any team can win in a conference with three of the top-ten-ranked teams in the nation. “There’s no off-nights in this league,” Hoiberg said. “You’ve got to be prepared, you’ve got to put in the right game plan, then you’ve got to go out and execute it.” Hoiberg’s players are well aware of the challenges they face in conference play. Guard Chris Allen compared the level of difficulty, and how that translates to winning streaks — which are something that gains teams attention, a ranking and notoriety for the NCAA Tournament. “There’s a difference when you’ve got to play against Kansas one week, and then go play against Texas Tech and then Baylor and then Missouri,” Allen said. “It’s kind of a roller coaster.” Forward Melvin Ejim said the constant pressure of facing Big 12 opponents is a good thing for the team. He said it lets the team know they can play with any team in the country and helps with their discipline. Getting a few wins in a row — especially wins like the ones the Cyclones got against Kansas —
might give the team a false sense of where they stand, Ejim said, so keeping focused is paramount. “We’ve just got to bring it every time we play, no matter who we’re playing,” Ejim said. “We definitely know that we need to get this one. I think guys are going to be more focused and more determined to get this win. Once you go on a little streak, you get kind of complacent, but now that’s kind of a wakeup call that we’re not done yet, we’re not done playing, we’ve got to keep going.” At the start of the year, when prognosticators were ranking teams in the Big 12, Texas A&M was picked by some to win the conference. Through the first 11 games of their conference schedule, the Aggies are 3-8, with one of those losses being the 7450 loss to the Cyclones in College Station, Texas, on Jan. 7. It was in that game that forward Royce White recorded just the sixth triple-double in Big 12 history, finishing with 10 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists. Hoiberg said he does not know how Texas A&M will defend the sophomore, and said his play in that game was the reason Iowa State was able to win comfortably. “The biggest thing we did in that game is we did such a great job on the boards, which allowed us to get out in transition,” Hoiberg said. “Royce did a really good job of getting the ball in transition. He had nine rebounds in nine minutes that game, all on the
defensive end. That allowed him to bring it down and use his creativity.” While White was the hero against the Aggies, Allen has been the go-to scorer in the last few games, his biggest being the 22 points against Oklahoma State. Hoiberg praised Allen’s effort recently, and Allen admitted to being at the Sukup Basketball Complex three or four times a day. The end of his college career is rapidly approaching, and Allen said because of that, he’s putting in the extra work. “It’s been hitting me,” Allen said. “Now it’s like, ‘We’ve got seven games left in the conference?’ That’s even more stressful, but at the same time I’m not worried about it because I’m working.” Those last seven games, Allen said, are make-orbreak games for the Cyclones, who hope to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005. Wanting to make the tournament, though, is not reason for Allen to want to rush the last seven conference games. “Definitely not,” Allen said when asked if he is in a hurry for the regular season to end. “Where our team is now, we need these last seven games. Especially if we expect to make a run in the tournament. They’re kind of like tournament games for us, because if we lose, it could be our season.” The Cyclones tip off against the Aggies at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.
Cyclones to host national duals ‘Quality teams’ come to fight out in Hilton By Alex.Halsted @iowastatedaily.com Some of the top wrestlers in the nation will converge at Hilton Coliseum on Sunday as Iowa State hosts the NWCA National Duals Midwest Regional. “We’re fortunate enough to have an athletic department that supports wrestling as strong as they do to allow us to host the NWCA National Duals,” said ISU coach Kevin Jackson of the sports program. “There are several quality teams coming in.” The Cyclones (3-12, 0-6 Big 12) will be one of six teams competing in the regional tournament and drew the No. 3 seed. With their seeding, Iowa State will face the No. 6 seed Wisconsin in the first round. The first-round draw for the Cyclones will allow redshirt senior Andrew Sorenson to avenge the one loss on his 23-1 record from this season. Sorenson fell to the Badger’s No. 11 Ben Jordan at the Midlands
File photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily Redshirt senior Andrew Sorenson attempts to flip over Iowa opponent Michael Evans during the Cy-Hawk meet held Sunday at Hilton Coliseum. Sorenson defeated Evans 43, but the Cyclones fell to the Hawkeyes 9-27.
Championships in December. “The only loss I have this year is to the Wisconsin kid, so I’m looking to get a little revenge, a little payback,” Sorenson said. “It’ll be good to wrestle him again, and I’m excited.” Other teams at Hilton will include No. 1 Iowa, No. 2 Oregon State, No. 4 Virginia Tech and No. 5 Northern Iowa. Jackson said the tough competition would help prepare the team as it moves closer to the Big 12 and NCAA Championships. “It is a very high level of competition that will tell us the direction
we’re going,” Jackson said of the tournament. “I think over the last four duals, I’ve been happy with what I’ve seen out of a majority of our wrestlers and we look forward for that to continue on Sunday.” Sorenson said the matches should help prepare the young wrestlers for the team’s final tournaments, teaching them how to stay relaxed and wrestle multiple matches in a short period of time. For at least two wrestlers, redshirt senior Jerome Ward and redshirt junior Chris Spangler, the meet could also provide an opportunity to
get back on the in shape mat following injures. Spangler, who sustained his fifth concussion at the Midlands, said he feels ready to go and will wrestle as many matches as Jackson and the team trainer want and allow him to wrestle. If Ward can go, he said he would wrestle to his full ability after being sidelined for a serious back injury. “Sunday seems so far away, depending on how this week goes,” Ward said. “If I do get to compete, then I’m just going to go out there and wrestle with all I got.”
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File photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily Jenna Langhorst and Marie-Christine Chartier are defeat the first set during the game vs UMKC on Mar. 4 at Ames Racquet & Fitness Center. UMKC defeated 8-3.
Iowa City hosts ISU By Michael.Schmitt @iowastatedaily.com The ISU tennis team will be hoping to break into the win column this weekend after close losses in its meets last weekend. The Cyclones (0-3) travel to Iowa City to take on IllinoisChicago (2-2) on Saturday and Iowa (1-0) on Sunday. Both meets are set to start at noon. One of the big reasons for the Cyclones’ struggles so far has been their inability to win the doubles point. “I think we need to practice a little bit more doubles so we can get that doubles point because that helps a lot,” said senior Maria Macedo.
Iowa State has had some issues with consistency during the past few meets, but coach Armando Espinosa said if the team puts it together it can still have a successful season. “We just have to be very consistent in doubles as well as in singles, there has to be nine good efforts out there,” Espinosa said. Freshmen Meghan Cassens and Ksenia Pronina will try to keep their success from this past weekend going in Iowa City. Cassens and Pronina both went 2-0 in singles and seniors MarieChristine Chartier and Tessa Lang went 2-0 in doubles. Cassens noted the
Minnesota meet as the turning point for her and Pronina. “We have been learning from our mistakes, especially when we played against Minnesota, after playing them we figured out what we needed to work on and that was really helpful,” Cassens said. The Flames come in with close losses to Marquette and Wisconsin along with wins over Toledo and Bowling Green. Iowa State also lost to Marquette last weekend. Then on Sunday the Cyclones will take on the Hawkeyes, who won their only meet so far this season against Illinois State 7-0 last Saturday. If the team wants to be successful, Cassens said there are a few key things to work on. “I think finishing out, like when we’re ahead, being able to adjust, we start off well and then our opponents kind of change what they’re doing so we just need to be able to adapt after they change their game and how they play us,” Cassens said.
File photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily Caitlin Brown participates in the beams during Friday night’s meet against Nebraska. Coach Jay Ronayne said shake ups in the lineup are in order, and tbe team is trying to be Brown competition ready with the next tournament.
Prepping for Perfect 10 By Isaac.Hunt @iowastatedaily.com Iowa State will try and shake things up when it faces No. 5 Oklahoma and SE Missouri State in the Perfect 10 Challenge on Friday. Coach Jay Ronayne said the current lineup will see some change as the team is going to try things out to see what works best. “We’re going to shake up the bars’ lineup order and possibly the personnel,” Ronayne said. “We’ll have to make a decision very close to
competition time. You may see another vaulter. We have more options now.” This is the first of two matchups Iowa State (2-3, 0-1 Big 12) has this season against SE Missouri State (0-3), a team it has not seen since its win against it in the 1997 NCAA Regionals. Iowa State leads the series 6-5. Friday marks the second time ISU gymnastics goes up against a fellow member of the Big 12. Oklahoma leads Iowa State 46-16-1 all time. Beating Oklahoma is a
feat Ronayne has yet to accomplish in his six years at Iowa State. While the Cyclones focus on the Sooners, they are also preparing young talent. Caitlin Brown has performed in three events in almost every meet this season. The lone freshman is working on bars to possibly see an all-around spot in the near future. “We’re trying to get Caitlin competition-ready,” Ronayne said. “She’s getting closer and closer.” Brown agreed that her progress is improving every day. The learning process is showing Brown what she’s capable of. “[My bar routine] is coming,” Brown said. “I’m working a lot on form and little stuff. I would love the opportunity to perform an [all-around]. Coming into it, I didn’t know where I would be placed in lineups. “My goal was three events. I did that at the beginning of the season, so I would love to be an all-around.” The team knows it has to be as close to perfect as possible to beat an OU team that averages 196.613. Iowa State’s current average is 193.950. The Cyclones will attempt to have their first meet this season without counting a fall come this week. “We’re playing some games kind of to work on sticks in practice,” said senior Celine Paulus. “So there’s a little bit of incentive. We’re more accountable for our sticks in practice so that transfers to the meet.” The ISU gymnastic team will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday in Oklahoma City.
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Playoff mode will come out against Central Oklahoma By Clint.Cole @iowastatedaily.com The Cyclone hockey club is in playoff mode for the rest of the season. This is what ISU hockey coach Al Murdoch has been telling his team all week and says that it was the difference in last weekend’s games against No. 3 Lindenwood, which the Cyclones lost. “If the guys think they can play the way they have for the previous 15 or 18 weeks, it’s not going to work,” Murdoch said. “Lindenwood was in playoff mode already last weekend, we weren’t.” This Friday and Saturday night Iowa State returns to the ice at home for a pair of
games against No. 14 Central Oklahoma. Last season, the Cyclones swept the Bronchos in three games, two of which were at home. Murdoch said Ames has very good, hard ice and that they should be one of the fastest teams in the country as a result. This week they have been going back to basics and working on speed drills in practice. “Any time something doesn’t go your way, whether it’s an exam or hockey, losing games or whatever, you just have to get back to the basics,” said ISU captain Brian Rooney. “I think that’s what we’ve been trying to do all week in terms of skating, staying in great shape, we’re doing a lot of shooting
and passing. A lot of stuff that people would see as very basic but in the grand scheme of things they really help you down the stretch.” Last Saturday night at Lindenwood, Rooney had a hat trick against the Lions. The three goals on Saturday night give Rooney 11 this season. That ranks him fifth on the team. He is sixth in scoring this season with 23 points. ISU defenseman and cocaptain Justin Wilkinson will have a new defensive partner on the other side of the blue line this weekend. Shawn Crawford will be moving back from forward to take the place of Alec Wilhelmi, who broke his arm last Friday night. “I played with him all
last year so it’s comfortable,” Wilkinson said. “It’s obviously a little bit of a transition because you’re used to one guy but it doesn’t take long to get back in the old ways because we played well together last year, so there’s no reason we won’t this year.” Rooney said that after this week, there is no doubt the Cyclones are in playoff mode and started that mode last Saturday night in a game they lost to Lindenwood 6-5. The Cyclones take the ice this Friday and Saturday night against the Central Oklahoma Bronchos at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena. Friday night the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday the puck drops at 8:05 p.m.
File photo: Grace Steenhagen/ Iowa State Daily No. 4 Shawn Crawford faces off for the puck. The Iowa State Hockey team takes to the ice this Friday and Saturday night against Central Oflahoma at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena.
Women’s team preps for tropical tournament in Puerto Rico By Mark.Schafer @iowastatedaily.com The upcoming trip to Puerto Rico will not be a vacation for the ISU women’s golf team; it will bring the team out of vacation. After a 110-day hiatus from golf tournaments — the last one wrapping up at the end of October — the team will expect to get off to a strong start to the 2012 golf season. “It’s been a while since we have been in a tournament, but the team has really started to work harder these last couple of weeks,” said coach Christie Martens. “Last year we finished second at this tournament so we would like to improve on that.” Last year at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, the Cyclones finished just five strokes out of the lead. This year, with just two freshmen on the team, experience could be a factor for the team. “This year, most of us have been to the course so we know what to expect with the layout and that should help us,” said senior Kristin Paulson. “With most of us, returning the novelty of going down to Puerto Rico wears off, so that shouldn’t be a distraction like it might have been in the past.”
Photo courtesy of ISU Athletics Punpaka Phuntumabamrung at the Landfall Tradition match.
One of the big competitors that will be facing the Cyclones, will be the other Big 12 schools that are attending the tournament.
“Usually this is an early test because we are coming off the break and there are a couple Big 12 schools that come down and participate,” Martens said. “Last year there were three Big 12 schools there, this year only Texas Tech and Oklahoma State will be at the tournament.” In addition to the Big 12 competition, there is one more factor that will not make the tournament an early season vacation: the length of the tournament. “It is a long tournament. It’s only three days, but it felt like it was longer last year,” said sophomore Prima Thammaraks. “Keeping focus for all three days and not letting the previous mistakes catch up to you is very important.” Last year, Thammaraks finished in a tie for 16th place overall for the tournament. “The days don’t drag on, but they do seem to be a little longer in Puerto Rico,” Martens said. “We just have to focus on the next round and not let the humidity get to us, this tournament is a good reminder that we’re not on vacation anymore.” The Lady Puerto Rico Classic will be on Sunday to Tuesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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