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Those attending include: Jeb Bush -Former Florida Gov. Chris Christie -New Jersey Gov. Ted Cruz -Texas Sen. Jim Gilmore -Former Virginia Gov. Lindsey Graham -South Carolina Sen.

Mike Huckabee -Former Arkansas Gov. George Pataki -Former New York Gov. Rick Perry -Former Texas Gov. Rick Santorum -Former Pennsylvania Sen. Donald Trump -Businessman Scott Walker -Wisconsin Gov.

Conference attracts presidential hopefuls to Iowa for discussion By Alex.Hanson


owans will get to hear directly from potential presidential candidates on their views related to agriculture this weekend. A wide field of White House hopefuls will return to Iowa to participate in the first ever Iowa Agriculture Summit, which will take place at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Saturday. Organizers have announced at least 11 potential presidential candidates will attend the event, which will be hosted by Iowa entrepreneur and philanthropist Bruce Rastetter, who also serves as president of the Iowa Board of Regents. “There are several reasons for putting the event together,” said Mack Shelley, professor of political science at Iowa State. “One is to demonstrate the importance of agriculture in Iowa’s economy. The candidates who are going to be showing up and people who are supporting various candidates are really going to try to check out their ability to attract support.” The summit is the second mass gathering of potential er itt Tw on on Follow @theAlexHans candidates it. m m Su Ag this year ale th m fro s te da up







ready. The Iowa Freedom Summit, hosted by Iowa Congressman Steve King in late January, featured many of the same speakers. But unlike the Freedom Summit, those attending will not just give a stump speech. They will instead appear with Rastetter on stage for at least 20 minutes to discuss a wide range of agriculture issues that affect Iowa. Organizers for the event say topics for discussion include renewable fuels, biosciences, genetically modified organisms, grain and livestock markets, land conservation and federal subsidies. Some familiar Iowa faces will also be attendance to speak, including Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, U.S. Senantors Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley, U.S. Rep. Steve King, former Rep. Tom Latham and former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge, who is the only Democrat attending the event. Iowa politicians and national politicians alike will talk about agriculture and how it is affected by policies. “When you have federal agencies like the EPA running roughshod over American agriculture — which is essential not just for food but also for energy independence and alternative, renewable energy — it’s important to make agricultural issues part of the presidential debate and this ag summit is that sort of effort,” Grassley said. Organizers said they were hoping the event would be bipartisan. They invited all of the potential 2016 contenders on the Democratic side, including Vice


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Women of achievement awarded by the YWCA By Berenice.Liborio

Three ISU women were given distinguished awards at the Young Women Christian Association ceremony Thursday. The Association Ames-ISU recognizes three women every year that represent their mission — to empower women and eliminate racism. The ceremony and reception took place at the Octagon Center for the Arts in downtown Ames. The women awarded were part of YWCA or ISU faculty, staff or the student body. They were awarded in three categories: Women of Achievement, Rising Star and Scholarship Recipient. “I think it can be inspirational for women of all ages to hear the stories of other women and how they’re impacting our community,” said Noelle Weber-

Strauss, the ISU representative on the board of directors for YWCA. YWCA has served Story County on the Iowa State campus since 1890. It is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. “The more you can get involved with your community, the Ames community, and the ISU community, the more your eyes will open to many new and different things,” said Angela Merrick, executive director of the YWCA. The Women of Achievement award was presented to Susan Rhoades, director of the Academic Success Center at Iowa State. This award is presented to a leader who, through a lifetime of volunteer and professional activities, has made outstanding contributions to empower


By Julie.Paulson

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Kierstyn Feld, sophomore in pre-architecture, gave a short speech during the award ceremony about the things she has done to empower women and help students from other cultures.

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity hosts recognition event By Adam.Sodders Talks about “white privilege” and stereotypes of various races and ethnicities, including “imposter syndrome” and “microagressions” were presented at the first ever pre-Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. The event took place in the Memorial Union on Thursday and precedes the 16th annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. The first speaker at the event was Dr. Kathleen Wong (Lau), director of the National

Conference on Race and Ethnicity. Her discussion focused on intercultural communication. Wong (Lau) will also be the keynote speaker at the Iowa State conference Friday. Wong (Lau) included the entire audience in personal space and communications activities. “I think [it’s] because they have institutionalized really thoughtful practice,” Wong (Lau) said about why the Iowa State conference is an important event. She also said she believes both students and faculty learn about each other’s cultures at the conference. Other events included “The

Deaf Awareness Week educates about Deaf community, struggles

Cold Hard Truth: Confronting Race and Ethnicity in College Athletics,” a discussion on black, male athletes in Division 1 sports and “Origin Stories: A Personal and Professional Exploration of White Privilege,” which focused on the influence white people have in American culture. Other events were “Dispelling the Myths: Dealing with Impostor Syndrome, Graduate College,” where power positions and race were discussed; and “Navigating Difficult Dialogues: Accessing the Wisdom of Our Ancestors,” an event that taught


In a world of sound, those who identify as Deaf have formed a community of their own. The ISU American Sign Language Club organized an event each day this week to promote awareness of the Deaf community and the language they use as part of Deaf Awareness Week. “Our overall goal for the week is to promote awareness,” said Krystal Adams, senior in liberal studies and president of the American Sign Language Club. “We want to inform hearing people of simple things they can do to make it easier for Deaf people.” Some suggestions Adams gave were for students to develop the ability to gesture, practice being able to write back and forth and for the university to include closed captioning on all materials. There are currently four students at Iowa State who use American Sign Language as their primary language and consider themselves part of the Deaf community. “It’s been a challenge,” said Scott Johnson, senior in engineering and a Deaf student, speaking through an interpreter. “There have been positives and negatives in equal amounts. It’s not just issues with interpreters, it’s communication with professors and fellow students.” Meghan Moratz, senior in apparel, merchandising and design, said Iowa State was a big improvement for her. “I struggled with interpreters in high school who didn’t know the language very well,” she said. “Here, they do a nice job, especially now that we have Jonathan Webb.” Deaf Awareness Week began

with free hot chocolate in the free speech zone Monday and continued Tuesday with a seminar called “The Deaf World.” The seminar focused on correcting common myths and misconceptions about Deaf people and American Sign Language, along with teaching a few basic signs and etiquette rules for communicating with Deaf people. “People don’t know what to do,” Johnson said. “They’ll say to my interpreter ‘tell him this, ask her that.’ They should talk directly to me.” The seminar also gave insight into the Deaf community and culture, and how it differs from the culture of hearing people. “It’s collective in its approach,” said Jonathan Webb, adviser of the American Sign Language Club. “There’s a concept of reciprocity, as opposed to the typical American concept of independence.” One thing the seminar noted is that Deaf culture is different from deaf people, a category that includes anyone with any hearing loss. “People who are hard of hearing don’t have the same culture as the Deaf community,” Webb said. “They consider themselves hearing people with hearing loss.” The American Sign Language Club has about 120 members and meets every first and third Thursday of each month at the library to work on their language skills. They run two major events each year, an immersion weekend in the fall and Deaf Awareness Week in the spring. Deaf Awareness Week continued with a showing of the movie “The Hammer” on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the Cardinal Room of the Memorial Union, and will conclude Friday with a class on how to sign at 9 p.m. at the ISU After Dark.





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Police Blotter The information in the log comes from the ISU and City of Ames police departments’ records.

All those accused of violating the law are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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(reported at 3:57 p.m.).

An individual reported receiving harassing communications at Eaton Hall (reported at 12:06 a.m.).

An officer initiated a drug related investigation at Armory (reported at 4:50 p.m.).

An officer investigated a property damage collision at East Campus Parking Deck (reported at 11:51 a.m.). An individual reported being the victim of a fraud at Armory

An individual reported damage to a vehicle at Lot 112J (reported at 5:44 p.m.). An officer investigated a property damage collision at 13th Street and Stange Road (reported at 6:16 p.m.).

Friday, March 6, 2015

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Ames Public Library to host International Women’s Day By Matthew.Rezab The Ames Public Library will host International Women’s Day: “Make it Happen” on Sunday in the Farwell T. Brown Auditorium from 2 to 3 p.m. The event will feature discussion in small groups over tea and refreshments about women’s issues in different areas throughout

the world. After refreshments, a panel discussion will share thoughts from the small groups, including ideas for individual action people can take to influence change and make a positive difference. Admission to the event is free. The event is sponsored by the India Cultural Association, the Iowa Resource for International Service,

Friends of International Women, YWCA ISU-Ames, the Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support, Wheatsfield Co-op, Worldly Goods and Ames Public Library. The library will also be hosting “Chess 101” from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Dan Foss Room. The gathering will kick off with 30 minutes of training and tips followed by games.

Calendar ISCORE 2015 8 to 5 p.m. at the MU The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is a comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity at Iowa State University and beyond. The local conference* is designed to model the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE).

Cyclone Cinema: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 7 to 10 p.m. at Carver 101 Showings are free in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there.

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Free lunches provided by Catholic Student Community organization By Makayla.Tendall The Catholic Student Community student organization will hand out 250 sack lunches to students outside of Parks Library on Friday. The student organization, affiliated with the St.

Thomas Aquinas Church, will hand out the lunches containing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a water bottle and a piece of fruit from 11:30 a.m. until noon. The Catholic Student Community student organization said it does not want students to be skeptical to approach the club



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Spring beauty must haves Spring is just around the corner so how should your beauty routine change when the season does? Go online to the Style section under the living tab to read an article on springtime beauty must-haves this season.


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Student organization focuses on wind energy By Jace.Dostal Students interested in wind energy can huff, puff and blow their way into a new club on campus. The Wind Energy Student Organization kicked off its first monthly meeting Monda with a presentation by Gene Takle, professor of atmospheric science and the faculty adviser of the organization. “It’s impressive to see so many students interested in wind energy,” Takle told the group of students who attended the informational meeting. “But it’s not surprising.” The number of students who are interested in wind energy has been rising, but there are still fewer students interested than jobs available, Takle said. The Wind Energy Student Organization hopes to change this. Michael Czahor, the organization’s outreach committee director, plans to work with K-12 schools and encourage students to pursue wind energy as a

career. The energy organization has already been invited to participate in the STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — Night at Abbie Sawyer Elementary School, Czahor said. The presentations that will be given will likely range from 60 to 120 minutes. By focusing on STEM education, Takle thinks the field can begin to grow. “Wind energy students need to be interdisciplinary,” Takle said. Takle said once students realize that they do not have to be engineers to be in the wind energy industry, then the industry can begin to improve and become an area of study for students. To emphasize his point, Takle kept reminding the students that he is not an engineer. He is an atmospheric scientist. Tackle said Iowa State has one of the broadest scopes of expertise of professors and students working on wind energy research. “Iowa is a hotbed for the wind energy industry, so [Iowa State] is where the research should be done,” Takle said.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Iowa produced 15 million megawatt hours of electricity, second only to Texas, which produced 36 million. And why shouldn’t students be interested in working in the wind energy industry? According to the United State Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salaries for workers range from $50,130 to $94,780, a salary range that is expected to rise in the coming years. The energy organization plans to begin work on a miniature wind turbine and help connect students who are working on wind energy research to each other. “[WESO] membership is open to any student studying at Iowa State,” said Helena Khazdozian, president of WESO. They hope to become affiliated with Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy, Khazdozian said. The meetings will take place monthly and will feature lectures by professionals working in the wind energy industry.

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A new club focused on wind energy has formed two years after Iowa State erected a 260-foot-tall wind turbine. Students who are interested in wind energy are encouraged to join the Wind Energy Student Organization.

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The Board of Regents transparency hearing didn’t attract a single visitor to give comment at the required open forum in the Memorial Union on Thursday. Transparancy hearings take place before all regents meetings.

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By Danielle.Ferguson The latest transparency hearing required by the Board of Regents went unattended Thursday. The meetings serve as an opportunity for the public to give comment on the upcoming agenda. A transparency task force conducted a review from April to August 2013. The task force recommended the board hold these meetings on every regent campus prior to each meeting. The agenda must also be released before each transparency hearing. Since the first transparency hearing in October 2013, Iowa State has had seven total public commenters, five of whom were from the first hearing in October 2013 regarding the tuition freeze for resident students.

The remaining two were from two separate meetings: Jan. 30, 2014 and Jan. 30 of this year, according to video recordings of each transparency hearing on the regents website. The University of Northern Iowa has had 10 commenters, mostly nonstudent and the University of Iowa has seen 11. The latest ISU open hearing on Thursday in the Memorial Union remained unattended for the entire hour the university’s transparency officer, Shirley Knipfel, who is also assistant to President Steven Leath, is required to stay with a sign-in sheet and wait for anyone who wants to speak. The March Board of Regents meeting will be Wednesday at the Main Lounge of the University of Iowa Memorial Union. The full regents agenda can be found at

As more and more people are diagnosed with Celiac disease or just want to establish a gluten-free diet, the market for glutenfree products continues to expand. To accommodate for this expansion, Barilla intends to open gluten-free production lines in Ames. Fabio Pettenati, vice president of Barilla’s Supply Chain Region Americas, said Barilla launched the gluten-free product line in the fall of 2013. Pettenati said products are currently being shipped to America from Italy. “The demand in the market [has grown] and we saw consumption of gluten-free pasta going up about 40 percent,” Pettenati said. “Both because more and more people are allergic to gluten and others feel it is lighter.” Gluten-free pasta is made with corn and rice,

whereas the regular pasta is made of semolina, which is flour that is specially granulated wheat. The U.S. provides alternative options for pasta, such as wholegrain pasta. Local Ames businesses are serving gluten-free customers, as well. Ami’s Cakes and Confections is operated from Ami Frank’s home. When Frank’s daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease, Frank had to figure out how to supplement the food her daughter was given at daycare with gluten-free products that were similar. “It changes the way you shop,” Frank said. “When we first changed to gluten free, it took forever to shop because I had to look at every single label.” She makes cakes, cupcakes, French bread, rolls and buns. The business began with her daughter but grew to coworkers and friends of friends who needed gluten-free prod-

gluten-free pasta for herself, but she purchased a KitchenAid pasta attachment to make ravioli. Barilla’s research and development team worked hard to find the right recipe to retain the texture and flavor of pasta so everyone in the family can enjoy it. Pettenati hopes to be closer to the market as a result of the new production lines in Ames, allowing an increase in distribution and volume. Barilla intends to ship more product from Italy to reach a larger market this year. Italy has four lines dedicated to the gluten free products and there are plans for two lines in Ames, which are estimated by Pettenati to produce 16,000 pounds per year. Pettenati said sales of gluten-free products have exceeded expectations. “We picked Ames because it’s close to the raw materials, basically the corn,” Pettenati said.

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ucts. “The gluten acts as a binder to hold things together,” Frank said. She uses a mix that has white rice flour, tapioca starch, corn starch and corn flour with xanthan gum as the binder for sweets. A lot of gluten-free items take a while to develop. Frank said she has put a lot of time and money into figuring it all out. “Typically, one substitution for flour, like white rice or tapioca starch, it doesn’t work well,” Frank said, “It takes about three products mixed together to mimic wheat flour.” Frank has tried Barilla’s gluten-free pasta and likes the fusilli and elbows. Barilla’s gluten-free pasta can be found in most big retail stores. In stores, there are four different cuts of pasta available in the gluten-free variety — spaghetti, rotini, elbows and penne. Frank has yet to make

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The popularization of politically influenced shows could lead to heightened political awareness among Americans.

Fictional political dramas good for viewers

During the weekend premier of “House of Cards,” season three, more than 600,000 people tweeted about the release of the show, according to an article on More shows, like “House of Cards” and “Scandal,” are showing up on television and Netflix. “House of Cards” is based off the the U.K. show, which has the same name. However, the Americanized version of the show, which stars a ruthless Kevin Spacey as a political powerhouse, delves in deeper with the way the public might think politics work in the states. And while “Scandal” flirts with the line of unrealistic situations, the show does a good job of highlighting some of the backdoor deals, both good and bad, that politicians take part in to get their party’s platforms across. And while many of these television shows are created solely for entertainment purposes, series like “House of Cards” do a good job of educating viewers on how American politics work. When asked who President Obama’s chief of staff is, you probably shrug your shoulders and admittedly have no idea, unless you follow politics closely. But when asked who Frank Underwood’s (Kevin Spacey) chief of staff is, more people are probably more likely to know the answer is Doug Stamper. This is because, and believe it or not, some Americans don’t understand basic politics. And it’s not anyone’s fault but their own for being uneducated on one of the more crucial rights as an American citizen. However, shows like “House of Cards” and “Scandal” are breaking down these lesser known positions into relatable characters we know. You might root for Stamper in the “House of Cards” episodes or you may even hate/love him. But what is undeniable is people know what his position is, what its relation to the president is and what some of the duties are. With this knowledge, more Americans can put a face with a position and understand the people they are voting for could end up being selected for positions like a president’s chief of staff. While we don’t vote for every single position we might see in “House of Cards” or “Scandal,” we can be more informed on the decisions these positions are making and, in turn, make more informed decisions for our futures. Politics don’t always make sense and a lot of the time government lingo can be hard to decipher. But an increasing interest in political based shows will only prove to be better for the American public when it comes to understanding where the positions stand in the American government. The overwhelming interest these shows have generated among the American public could be a driving force in the public’s desire to learn, or at least understand, the political system in which we are forced to place so much trust.

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Animals are often considered part of the family, but too many suffer abuse. Columnist Ward believes putting an end to animal cruelty is crucial in the United States.

Animal cruelty is our responsibility By Madison.Ward


very family is built differently. Some people have siblings while others have none, just as some have two parents and some don’t. But for about 43,000,000 households, there is another member of the family that might not look like everyone else — a member with four legs and fur and all — but is just as loved. If you have a dog at home, or any pet for that matter, you know that kind of family bond you feel toward them. I know from my own experience, my two dogs basically run the house but we don’t mind because they are as much a member of my family as I am. So obviously we’d never want anything to happen to them by accident, let alone because of us. However, not everyone feels this way. As of October 2014, 65.3 percent of animal abuse cases involved dogs. Poor, innocent dogs who will do nothing but love the person who owns them, regardless of how that person treats them. I personally think that animal cruelty is one of the most heinous acts a person can knowingly commit. Not that abuse on anything or anyone else should be forgotten or glossed over, I just have a hard time getting past the fact that you can have a dog chained up outside without food or water for days but as soon as their owner shows up, they’ll get

excited. It’s sick. Typically when one thinks of animal abuse, the most common victims that come to mind are pit bulls and not for a good reason. People tend to think that pit bulls are deserving victims because they have developed the reputation of being vicious and mean but let’s face it, they are vicious because of the way people have treated them. The ‘sport’ of dog fighting began in the 1800s when people stopped using pit bulls to catch bulls — that’s where the name comes from — and started using them to fight other dogs. Note, I said people started the “sport.” They put these animals in a cage and egged them on. The dogs didn’t all get together and decide to become the most feared dog in America. Humans gave them that title and it is high time we reverse that stereotype. The fact is pit bulls are actually quite good with children and when they are well socialized and trained, they make great companions for rough-and-tumble children. As long as they are treated well and well taken care of, pit bulls won’t turn on their owners. It’s when the owner is abusive and mean the animal will become unfriendly. If this animal is mean it’s because we’ve made it that way. Spring Break is almost upon us, which means most of us will head home for at least a little while and that will present us with some time to spend with

our pets that we haven’t seen in a while. I advise you to do one thing in the midst of the fetch and the walks and the relaxing with your favorite furry friend. Take a moment and really think about how you would feel if you lost that pet or if something were to happen to him. I know if something were to happen to my dogs it would crush me. It would be like losing a member of the family. So while you’re sitting there with your happy pet, think about all the other helpless animals who need your help. That doesn’t mean you have to surprise your parents by adopting every animal at the shelter, although adoption is a wonderful thing. That could mean volunteering at the local Animal Rescue League with a group or friends for the afternoon or heading over to the ASPCA website and figuring out how you can help. Animals can’t tell us their story, so we have to remember that not every animal is as happy of animal abuse as your pet. It’s cases involved our job dogs as of Oct. to do our part and 2014 end the cycle of animal cruelty in America.


Letter to the editor

Ask an athiest: student promotes outreach By Christjahn Beck, senior in political science My name is Christjahn Beck, and I am the current president of the ISU Atheist and Agnostic Society. Every Wednesday, I spend four to five hours either at a booth in the south atrium of the Memorial Union, or once the weather is nice, in the free speech zone outside of Parks Library. This event is called Ask an Atheist. Since my time at Iowa State is coming to an end, I thought I would offer a few observations about how our presence is usually received. Most of the people we encounter are very pleasant. Whether they agree with our position or not, most of the people I greet with a smile and a “hey, how are you?” respond graciously and go on with their day. For this group, I want you to know I appreciate it. I know that

my position can be perceived as offensive and I commend you for your ability to maintain civility in spite of that. Beyond this, as you would expect, we get many people who want to talk to us about why they have faith. These people, too, are generally very respectful. For those of you who are genuinely interested in having a discussion, I want to thank you as well. I have had so many fantastic conversations with people of faith in my time at Iowa State that I could write a book about it. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. However, a full third or fourth of the people that I greet avoid eye contact with me so aggressively that I am afraid they are going to pull a muscle. Still, others offer snide remarks, laugh condescendingly, or, my personal favorite, say, “I love Jesus” in a tone that is normally reserved for telling someone to go to hell. Pun intended.

On even rarer occasions, people will walk by and cuss at us or insult us. While this is relatively infrequent, it happens often enough that any one of us who have sat at the “Ask an Atheist” table with any regularity have likely experienced it multiple times. On two occasions, in fact, I have been in the middle of a great conversation with a student of faith when a fellow believer walked by and released a burst of profanity. Both times the students I was talking to very kindly apologized for the behavior of their ideological cohort, even though they did not need to. Apology accepted. Still others, including some alumni, want to warn us about how the decisions we are making are going to send us to hell. And for what? Simply thinking the way that we do and having the nerve to say so publicly? I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with AAS here at Iowa

State. I have met some incredible people, made some true friends and had some conversations that I will cherish for the rest of my life. However, I have also experienced resentment, anger, animosity and condescension to a degree that is remarkable coming from people who commonly espouse love and forgiveness. At Ask an Atheist, we do not force conversations on people who do not want to have them. We are not going door to door. We simply want people to know that we are your fellow students and that we are not scary. So next time we say “hi,” please do not feel like you are betraying your own principals by saying “hi” in return. It is not a trap. We are just trying to be nice. Moreover, for those of you who feel compelled to be rude to us, consider whether you are appropriately representing the values you claim before your do. See you next Wednesday.



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Junior guard Nicole “Kidd” Blaskowsky made her first appearance of the season against Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Dec. 14. Blaskowsky and the Cyclones begin their run to a conference title against Oklahoma State on Saturday.


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Redshirt junior Tanner Weatherman pins his Wisconsin opponent Feb. 22. After defeating the Badgers 30-16, the Cyclones will attempt to carry the momentum into the Big 12 Championships on Saturday.

CHASING CHAMPIONSHIPS Cyclones face Cowgirls in Big 12 tournament Wrestling aims to take conference title at Hilton

By Ryan.Young The message is now simple: either win or go home. The women’s Big 12 Championship tips off Friday at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, but with the way that conference play has unfolded in the past few weeks, no real team has a definite advantage entering the tournament. Baylor, who is currently the top seed in the conference, even suffered back-to-back losses in its final games of the season, including one to Iowa State. With the conference shaking out they way it did, it seems the Cyclones have found some extra confidence heading into the tournament. “Anybody in this conference, if they play like they know how to play, any team can be beat,” said junior guard Nicole “Kidd” Blaskowsky. “That’s what makes us the Big 12. There are great teams out there and it’s just going to be a matter of who wants it more.” No. 5 Iowa State (1811, 9-9 Big 12) has earned a first round by in the tour-

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nament and will face No. 4 Oklahoma State (19-10, 9-9 Big 12) at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Cyclones have three players who hail from Texas on their roster, including senior point guard Nikki Moody, who grew up in Dallas. Now, going home for her final Big 12 tournament, Moody said this one is already more special than the others. “My parents have been coming to every single game so far, but I get to be at home and being at home is more comfortable for me,” Moody said. “Playing in Texas is more comfortable for me. I think being in that environment is just going to be a lot of fun for me.” The Cyclones have faced Oklahoma State twice already this season, but have twice failed to come up with a win against the Cowgirls. The Cowgirls also beat the Cyclones last season in the conference tournament by 10 points, eliminating them from the event. ISU coach Bill Fennelly is trying to keep his players focused on the game ahead, instead of on the games in the past, something that he said is the best thing to do in a situation

like this. “Players don’t remember those things like we all want them to or think they do,” Fennelly said. “When you get into a postseason event, you want to play as well as you can and if you get beat, you hope you get beat giving it your best shot. That’s the thing you try to prepare for.” Fennelly also said he hasn’t allowed any discussion on what happened in the regular season, hoping to keep his players looking forward and focusing on the next game. Some of the players on the team, however, can’t help but reflect on the past few games against the Cowgirls. And the fact that they were swept this season by Oklahoma State, Blaskowsky said, is going to make this time around a little more special. “There’s a lot of pride on this team and this game I think is going to be more personal for everyone in their own way,” Blaskowsky said. “They are a great team and they have very versatile players. When you have that kind of people on the court, you have to step up to it. It’ll be a challenge, but I think it’ll be a good first game for us in the tournament.”

By Beau.Berkley For the first time since 2011, Iowa State will play host to the Big 12 wrestling championship, which will be comprised of three other teams including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and West Virginia. As opposed to other Big 12 tournaments, like men’s and women’s basketball, being able to compete at home instead of a neutral site gives ISU wrestling some small advantages that may lead to big results. “Not traveling is big for some of the guys that are pulling a little bit of weight,” said 174 pounder Tanner Weatherman. “We’re working at our home gym, even the day of we’ll work out here and it’s a big advantage.” Being able to train at home and not worry about travel lag is a bonus, but the biggest home advantage can literally be found at home. “Everyone likes to sleep in their own bed and that’s especially big for me,” Weatherman said. “Coach always says rest is a weapon and it definitely is for me. You’re eating in

PAST BIG 12 WRESTLING CHAMPIONS 2014: Oklahoma State 2013: Oklahoma State 2012: Missouri 2011: Oklahoma State 2010: Oklahoma State your own house, not eating Subway or this and that on the road. You can go home and cook a healthy meal.” The Cyclones will also be attempting to win the Big 12 title for the first time since 2007 and will arguably have the best shot at doing so in the past years. The Cyclones are ranked No. 8 in the NCAA and boast three wrestlers ranked in the top three of their respective weight classes. One of those wrestlers is No. 2 Michael Moreno, who may potentially meet No. 1 Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State in the finals. Dieringer won a NCAA title at 157 pounds last season and defeated Moreno by major decision earlier this season. “He’s a returing national champ and pretty talented wrestler, so you

want to be as prepared as you possibly can for a guy like that,” Moreno said. Weatherman will also potentially get two shots at redemption on Saturday if he faces Matt Reed of Oklahoma and Kyle Crutchmer of Oklahoma State, both of whom Weatherman has defeated in the past but lost to this saeason. Pending how the first round matchups at 133 pounds play out, No. 4 Earl Hall may meet No. 5 Cody Brewer of Oklahoma in the finals. Earlier in the season, Hall pinned then-No. 2 Brewer in the first round. Hall will also have a little added pressure this weekend on top of competition, as his parents will be attending their first wrestling competition at Hilton to watch their son wrestle. Hall’s parents will be joined by his brothers, as well as a small gift. “My mom and dad are supposed to be dropping my car off, so that’s something I’m looking forward to [because] I haven’t had a car since high school,” Hall said. First round action kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. The third place matches will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the finals will start at 6 p.m.


ISU hits the road Cyclones hit road for final regular season game for Las Vegas The ISU softball team will face some tough competition at the Rebel Classic this weekend. Want to read a full preview of the tournament? Check out the sports tab of the Daily’s website.


Iowa State travels to Iowa T h e I o w a C o r n C yHawk series score is 13-9 in favor of Iowa State. The ISU gymnastics team will travel to Iowa with a chance to clinch the title for the Cyclones.


Iowa State takes on Drake The ISU tennis team will travel to Des Moines this weekend to play Drake, UMKC and Wyoming. To read more about the meet, check out our website

By Alex.Gookin Few college basketball arenas around the nation get as loud as Hilton Coliseum when it’s at a fever pitch, and you don’t have to think too far back to prove it. Just ask the Sooners, who held a 21-point second half lead in the Cyclones’ home finale before Iowa State, with a raucous crowd in tow, stormed back to take a 77-70 victory. With a 62-5 record at Hilton the past four seasons, there are few better home-court advantages in the nation. Texas Christian, however, is at the other end of the spectrum. Iowa State (21-8, 11-6 Big 12) will travel to Fort Worth to take on TCU (1713, 4-13 Big 12), but with renovations taking place at its basketball arena, the Horned Frogs have been playing at WilkersonGreines Activity Center — a high school gymnasium. With a capacity of 4,759, the Cyclones will play in

front of 10,000 less fans than they are used to, making the already daunting task of winning a road game a little more interesting. “I’ve never played in a high school gym in college so far, so hopefully they don’t have enough people to fill in to get the momentum they need later on in the game,” said senior Dustin Hogue. “Hopefully the lack of a sixth man they have will be big for us.” Unfortunately for the Cyclones, past games have shown the smaller the crowd, the more difficult it is to get going. Iowa State has played six games in front of crowds of less than 10,000 and lost four of them. One of those losses was against Big 12 cellar-dweller, Texas Tech, a team that was swept by the Horned Frogs this season. So it is no surprise the Cyclones say they are not taking TCU lightly. After a 1-10 start to the Big 12 season, the Horned Frogs have gone 3-3 through the last six games and haven’t lost at home since Feb. 7. “They’re a really good

team, they’re just in a tough conference,” said junior Georges Niang. “They really try to get you to play out of your style and that’s something that they’re really good at.” The Cyclones experienced it firsthand at Hilton, when the Horned Frogs disrupted the ISU offense enough to send the team to the locker room at halftime with just a 35-33 lead. While the Cyclones ended up pulling away for an 83-66 victory, they won’t have the comfort of 14,000-plus fans to keep the energy up in Fort Worth. But with the leadership roles of Niang, Monté Morris and Jameel McKay emerging in a more focused effort against Oklahoma, the team is starting to form a more defined identity as the regular season draws to a close. The game has some serious Big 12 tournament seeding implications for the Cyclones, too. Win, and the Cyclones lock up a No. 2 seed in almost any scenario. Lose, and the Cyclones could end up as far down as a No. 4 seed. While Niang

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Senior Dustin Hogue jumps during the tip off against Oklahoma on Monday. The Cyclones will close the regular season against TCU on Saturday.

and others say they haven’t looked at the seeding possibilities, there’s no doubt the result against TCU is important. “We just need to take care of what we need to take care of,” Niang said. “The

seedings will take care of themselves, so I really don’t think much into it.” The Cyclones will take on the Horned Frogs in their regular season finale at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.



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Senior Caitlin Brown is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team member and is the team captain of ISU gymnastics. She is also the only member of the team who will be completing her final season in cardinal and gold.

Senior Caitlin Brown leaves her mark on ISU gymnastics program By Kevin.Horner The four years of leadership. The persistent perseverance. The rise to nationals. The all-around success. It seems as if no one is quite ready to bid farewell to ISU senior gymnast Caitlin Brown and the legacy that she has built. Once dubbed “the worst vaulter in America” by her club coach, the twotime All-Big 12 championship team member has battled and overcome substantial amounts of adversity to arrive at the place of leadership and influence in which she currently resides. Now having contributed nearly four years to the ISU gymnastics program, generating growth and success, Brown begins to foresee the imminent conclusion of her decorated collegiate career draw nearer and nearer. “I cannot believe that it’s already my senior year,” Brown said. “I feel like I just

walked in the gym for the first time yesterday.” It was back in the fall of 2011 when then-18-yearold Brown entered the gymnasium at Beyer Hall for the first of what would become countless visits. She was just a freshman from Apple Valley, Minn., the lone representative from her incoming class, unaware of the journey on which she was about to embark. Brown bore an immediate impact on the ISU gymnastics team, earning the accolade “Team Newcomer of the Year” as a result of her participation and development in three of the four events in all but the opening meet of the year. After making her collegiate debut on the road against Missouri, Brown went on to log scores reaching and even once eclipsing 9.825 in her rookie season. Brown may have been the lone ISU gymnast from the class of 2015, but to her teammates and coaches, she possessed the influence of many.

“[Brown] came in as the sole representative of that [freshman] class, which is a very difficult place to be,” said ISU gymnastics coach Jay Ronayne. “Most people wouldn’t have handled with as much grace as she did.” The young three-event specialist, after exceeding expectations in her inaugural year, was set for a breakout sophomore season. Enter adversity. After starting the season competing all-around for the first time in her young collegiate career, just beginning to scratch the surface of a potential breakout year, the physical affliction of the sport took its toll on Brown in the form of a concussion. The injury prevented Brown from competing all-around for the remainder of the year, constraining her to the sidelines for four meets altogether. It was not until March when Brown began competing in the three events she had encountered the year

before, but she maximized her limited opportunities. In the final four meets of that 2012-13 regular season, she managed to surpass her career highs on the beam and floor exercise — registering duplicate scores of 9.875 in both events. “She has come a long, long way [since her early years],” Ronayne said. “She has traveled a million miles from where she began.” Fast forward to the present day. A significant junior season for Brown has passed — complete with new career highs in vault and all-around and, more importantly, an appearance at the NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala. It is now 2015 and the regular season is beginning to arrive at its conclusion. Brown, the team captain, has assumed a role of leadership and mentorship that has generated an atmosphere of passion and focus among the ISU gymnasts. “It’s the intensity — that search for perfection,” Ronayne said. “[Brown’s]

presence in the gym helps cultivate the atmosphere that we want in here — to work hard, to stay focused and to get the job done.” Not only has the twotime Academic All-Big 12 First Team member demonstrated her leadership through consistent performances in competition, but Brown has also fostered an environment of encouragement — reassuring and strengthening her teammates regardless of her current disposition. It is not difficult to identify Caitlin Brown amidst her ISU teammates at a meet as she is almost always the one leading the sprint toward the teammate who just completed her routine — bubbling with energy and excitement. “[Brown] is such a hard worker. She picks up everyone when they are down,” said freshman Haylee Young. “She pushes everyone. She cheers for everyone. Even if she is having a bad day, she’s there to be positive for other people.

She is everything that I want to be.” As much as she has given to Iowa State and this gymnastics program, Brown continues to deflect the credit away from herself and onto the people who surrounded her on this four-year progression. “Looking back on how much I’ve grown as a person and as a gymnast, I give it all to this program and these coaches and these teammates,” Brown said. “I think I’ve grown and gained more confidence in myself, not just in gymnastics, but in all areas of life.” Her legacy has been established. Her impact has been felt. Yet, her business remains unfinished. With several meets remaining on the schedule, including the postseason, Brown intends on extending her career as a Cyclone as far as she can reach. “She’s still chasing her own perfection,” Ronayne said. “She’s shown the team what it’s like to keep chasing that dream.”

Cyclone Hockey seeks revenge in tournament By Luke.Manderfeld After an up-and-down 42-game season, Cyclone Hockey has the biggest tournament of the year right in front of it — and it may be feeling a little déjà vu. The 10th-seeded Cyclones (23-13-6) will face the seventh-seeded Oklahoma Sooners (25-8-0) in their first game of the 2015 American Collegiate Hockey Association National Tournament — the same team that eliminated the Cyclones a year ago. The Cyclones, a No. 10 seed in the 2014 tournament as well, defeated the seventh-seeded Ohio Bobcats to move on to the quarterfinals against the Sooners.

The Sooners, a No. 2 seed, defeated the Cyclones 3-1 to move into the semifinals. It may be safe to say that the Cyclones want some payback. “Last year, we were so good in the first two periods that I felt we didn’t get the outcome we deserved,” said assistant captain Antti Helanto. “This time we get a chance at some payback in the first round. I think some guys are really excited. It’s for sure going to be a good game with two really good teams going at it.” The team is coming off a season-high, 13-goal performance against the Midland Warriors on senior night, which has helped them regain some mojo on the scoring end of the ice — a facet of the game the team has struggled with

this season. In part because of the breakout performance, the Cyclones seem to be in higher spirits and more relaxed in preparation for the tournament. “For the first time, guys are in a more positive mood,” Helanto said. “We are just a little more relaxed and loose with guys getting goals. When we get in that mode, we can beat anybody.” The Sooners have gotten slightly more of the Cyclones this season, going 2-1-1 in the season series. Cyclone Hockey coach Jason Fairman said the team is looking to use that experience to get results this weekend. Despite the history, the Cyclones realize they have to bring a good brand of hockey.

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Senior Antti Helanto recovers the puck against Midland University on Saturday. Cyclone Hockey will compete in its first game of the 2015 Collegiate Hockey Association National Tournament against Oklahoma on Saturday.

“We’ve beat them before,” said forward Chase Rey, who had seven points in the Midland series. “We know what to expect and it’s really going to come down to playing our game to be honest.” But the Sooners aren’t the only thing the Cyclones have to worry about. With the way the ACHA organizes its bracket, the No. 1-4 seeds get an advantage over the rest of the pack. For starters, they get a day off between their second- and third-round encounters should they advance. Also, before the semifinals, the bracket is reseeded to pit the highest seed with the lowest seed. In the last three years, that advantage has been prevalent with a top-four team winning the tournament each time. The bracket puts the Cyclones at a disadvan-

tage throughout the entire playoffs. Most likely, if the Cyclones defeat the Sooners, they will have to compete against No. 3-seeded Central Oklahoma, a team the Cyclones beat when Central Oklahoma was No. 2 in the nation. If the Cyclones get the victory in that game, they will succumb to the reseeding in the semifinals, where they will likely play the topseeded team. The best team in the semifinals could be the No. 1 Arizona State Sun Devils, a team that is making the move to NCAA Division I hockey next season and is the defending national title winners. Although the team said it is a little early to think that far ahead, the Cyclones also can’t help but imagine the matchup against the top-ranked team. “I think me and the team would like to play

against [the Sun Devils]” Helanto said. “They have a great team. I’m like a child on Christmas Eve looking at that game. I’m really excited for it.” The Cyclones haven’t made it to the semifinals since 2010, when the team lost in the championship game to Central States Collegiate Hockey League rival Lindenwood. To make it back to that spot, the Cyclones will have to key in on some parts of their play. “We have to try and stay out of the penalty box,” Fairman said. “We are a great 5-on-5 team. If we take bad penalties, it’s going to hurt us. If we play the way we can play every shift, we can beat anybody.” The first game of the tournament for the Cyclones against the Sooners is scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday at John Carroll University.

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women and eliminate racism, the YWCA said. She was nominated for her role in empowering underrepresented populations. The person who nominated Rhoades described her as showing a fierce nomination to the Academic Success Center. “I feel very honored but also humbled because I’ve done my job and worked and helped people along the way. I was very surprised by it,” Rhoades said. Rhoades is from Knoxville, Iowa and began her career in higher education as an educational advisor at Des Moines Area Community College. Rhoades earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary teaching from the University of Northern Iowa, master’s in adult education from Drake University and her doctoral degree in education leadership and policy studies from Iowa State. She said she had a special connection to English

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Today’s Birthday (3/6/15)

This year’s fun gets profitable. Until August, creativity and social play spark opportunities. Foster partnership and teamwork, revise infrastructure and routines, and maximize efficiency (especially at home). Enjoy children. Relax into summer romance. Build energy with rest. Pour emotions into a journal, and let them flavor writing. Immerse yourself in your love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

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(March 21-April 19) Today and tomorrow are excellent for adventure and exploration. Don’t push yourself too hard. Study to determine the best course of action. Write your pitch. Confer with family. Arrive at a consensus.

Taurus - 7

(April 20-May 20) Bask in glory as you rake in the dough. Keep your objective in mind. A female joins in the fun. If controversy arises, stay quiet. It’s getting easier to make household changes. Trust your intuition.

Gemini - 7

(May 21-June 20) Innovation sparkles abundantly over the next two days, and communication flows. Elicit harmony from coworkers. Take charge of your destiny. Travel in your pursuit of a dream.

Cancer - 7

(June 21-July 22) Find out the true cost. Stick with what’s real. Finish up old projects today and tomorrow. A female you’ve known for years helps out. Relax in hot water or a sauna, and reward yourselves with something tasty.

Leo - 7

(July 23-Aug. 22) Today and tomorrow could get emotional. Let go of a scheme that lacks soul as you consider future plans. Others are in a generous mood. Get together with friends. Reaffirm a commitment.

Virgo - 8

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You’re a powerhouse today and tomorrow, handling responsibilities with ease. More work’s available, too. Imagine career success, and schedule for it. Include love, beauty and happiness.

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Josh Moreno, senior in aerospace engineering, pours himself a glass of punch prior to the 2013 ISCORE.

sustainability.” Rastetter is a selfmade millionaire. He found Hawkeye Energy Holdings in 2003 and served as CEO until 2011. Today, Rastetter is CEO of the Summit Group, which calls itself “a leader in agribusiness, production agriculture, renewable energy and international development.” Its headquarters are located Alden, Iowa. Rastetter has helped Republican candidates in the last few election cycles and was one of Branstad’s biggest monetary supporters when he ran for his fifth term in 2010. “Rastetter has been a big player for quite awhile in the Iowa agriculture economy,” Shelley said. “He certainty has a major role in the Republican party as a donor and a supporter of the governor. There are

a certain number of Republicans with deep pockets in the state that would follow Rastetter’s lead if he were really leaning one way or another among the presidential candidates [for support].” Several Republicans who are poised to run have decided not to attend, most citing prior commitments, including Dr. Ben Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. “I really don’t think [it will hurt them],” Shelley said on some of the potential candidates not showing up. He said potential candidates like Paul can tout wins in things like the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll from this past weekend as examples of being successful on

a national scale instead of speaking at more regional events, like an agriculture summit. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was scheduled to appear, but pulled out Wednesday, citing a family wedding that conflicts with the event. At least two of the participants have more than the summit on their schedules while in Iowa. Bush is participating in a fundraiser in Des Moines on Friday evening with U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Iowa. Walker will attend a fundraiser in Dubuque with U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, following the event Saturday evening. Tickets to the event are sold out. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Check the Iowa State Daily website Saturday for live updates.

as a Second Language students and became their link to academic and community resources. She also mentored women who never had an opportunity to engage in leadership roles and saw their transformation to confident campus leaders.Rhoades wanted to pass along advice to other women. “Take advantage of every opportunity [you] have. I have a mantra where it says, ‘we become what we practice,’” Rhoades said. “So if you keep practicing those leadership skills, you’ll be a leader. We need leaders people can follow.” Rhoades’ main focus is to continue as the director of the Academic Success Center and she said one of the perks she really enjoys about the position is the opportunity to be able to mentor graduate students and young professionals. The Rising Star award was awarded to Kayla Sander, senior lecturer of accounting. The award is presented to a woman who has made a difference by serv-

ing women and girls and eliminating racism in the workplace, school or community. She was nominated for her dedicated efforts in organizing events, creating and leading a college business organization and providing mentor services to students. Sanders had organized a Young Women in Business conference for high school girls to attend in hopes to inspire them to choose a business major. She also leads a Colligate Women in Business group. “It’s an extreme honor. I just think it’s so kind for the people who nominated me to do so. And I am excited to have the opportunity to draw attention to some of the work I do,” Sanders said. “Because there is an underrepresentation of women in business, so we’re trying to advance that.” Kierstyn Feld, sophomore in pre-architecture, was the scholarship recipient of $1,000 for the YWCA for the 2015-16 academic year. Feld is an academic

scholar and leader, and is active in the ISU Human Trafficking Campaign. She also serves as a conversation partner for foreign students through Friendships International and is a member of the International Student Ministry at the Memorial Lutheran Church. “I am very honored and excited. I didn’t think I would win the award but it came as a surprise to me just because there are so many excellent women at Iowa State,” Feld said. Feld advised young women to get involved in as many things as they can and to be a positive example for everyone. The more someone does for their community, the better the community will be, she said. “I think its important for women who already are leaders to encourage other women and ask them to join different organizations or get involved with different things because sometimes all that it takes is for someone to ask you to get involved,” WeberStrauss said.


Schedule of events:

the audience techniques to discuss potentially uncomfortable topics, such as race. Wong (Lau) will be the keynote speaker at the 16th annual Iowa State Conference of Race and Equality conference Friday. Her discussion starts at 12 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. The event will host 28 sessions discussing race and ethnicity, and will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a reception until 5 p.m.

8 a.m.: registration and breakfast 9 - 9:50 a.m.: Morning Address -Brian D. Behnken, associate professor of history 10 - 10:50 a.m.: choice session 11 - 11:50 a.m.: choice session Noon: Keynote Address and Luncheon -Kathleen Wong (Lau), director, Southwest Center for Human Relations Stud-

ies and National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education 2:10 - 3 p.m.: choice session 3:10 - 4 p.m.: choice session 4:10 - 5 p.m.: ISCORE reception

A full schedule can be found at iscore.iastate. edu

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