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03.15.2019 Vol. 219 No. 118

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Why is the tap water in Ames so good? BY JULIA.MEEHAN

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Some travel far, some travel home BY SIERRA.HOEGER Winters in Iowa can drag on for what seems like the better half of six months. Whenever it feels like spring is right around the corner, it snows again. Spring break is an essential break for students to potentially visit somewhere warm, get a good tan and take a well-deserved break from their studies. “I am most looking forward to meeting new people and getting the chance to spend

the majority of time outdoors,” Grace Carey, junior in pre-dietetics said. Carey will be spending spring break with Iowa State’s Outdoor Recreation Program, going on one of the many trips hosted by the organization. The Outdoor Recreation Program is hosting eight trips over spring break, from surfing in California to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Carey is going hiking and canoeing around Labyrinth Canyon near Moab, Utah. Other students, however, are leaving the United States in hopes of returning with a

tan and even more hatred for the snow left on the ground. “I’m definitely looking forward to relaxing by the pool and beach the most,’’ Sidney Scott, sophomore in advertising said about her upcoming trip to Cancun. “I also love to read while I tan, I think it’s so peaceful.’’ This trip will be Sidney’s fourth time visiting Cancun with her family and friends, where they will also celebrate her mother’s birthday. Although not every student is going on


Last week, the community spoke and asked: “Why is the tap water so good?” Well, the Iowa State Daily is here to discuss it. Ames water is known to be the best and has, in fact, been named the best water in Iowa by the American Water Works Association for two years in a row. The greatest mystery to it all is what makes Ames’ tap water superior to others. “I grew up drinking well water, which is pretty good,” said Cole Schmitt, a senior in marketing. “After I came to Ames, I was introduced to their tap water and noticed the pureness and the filtration of the tap water compared to well water, so I started to use it more frequently for things like my Easy Mac dinner cups.” Before students use the tap water for their late night snacks, there is a unique treatment process the water goes through before it leaves the plant. The Water Treatment Plant in Ames receives its water from 22 different wells. Then, the plant drills into an aquifer, which comes from groundwater. The plant never receives its supplies from surface water. “We do feel like it tastes good, but we cannot take all of the credit,” said Lyle Hammes, the superintendent of the Ames Water Plant. “It starts with a good water source. The aquifer we draw out of is very high quality water.” In a nutshell, the first step of the treatment process is aeration, which helps oxide iron and removes the gases from the water. The next step is lime softening, where the majority of the hardness from the water is eliminated, but not stripped of all the minerals because then the results would lead to a bland taste. Then, there are adjustments made to the pH levels for the water. Another step is running the water through sand filters while adding a couple of chemicals. Those chemicals are fluoride for dental protection and chlorine for disinfection. Finally, the water is distributed to all of the systems, such as the citizens within the city boundaries of Ames, Iowa State University’s own distribution plant and a small amount provided to Xenia. “Another reason why our water seems to taste so good is the process of chlorination we use,” Hammes said. “This process doesn’t cause a strong smell hindering the taste



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3.15.19 Cyclone Cinema: Mary Poppins Returns, Carver Hall 101 at 7 p.m. Mary

Poppins Returns is a PG fantasy/adventure movie rated 4 stars. Michael Banks learns his house will be repossessed if he can’t pay back his loan. Just as all seems lost, Mary Poppins, the beloved nanny from his childhood arrives to save the day. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Research workshop: Subrecipient monitoring, Memorial Union, Gallery Room. at 9:30 a.m. Join OSPA and SPA as we examine the Uniform Guidance’s expanded requirements for subrecipient monitoring on federal financial assistance awards. We will review roles and responsibilities within Iowa State along with important source documents.

Seminar, ISU Online Learning Community (ISU-OLC) 2030 Morrill Hall at 11:30 a.m. The purpose of the ISU-OLC is to share

campus best practices to improve online teaching and learning; see how others are using the University Learning Management System (LMS) to create innovative learning experiences, inform the campus about existing and new web-based instructional technologies, participate in new technology testing and evaluation; as well as, to leverage LMS expertise, experience and training resources across campus.

Gymnastics, Hilton Coliseum at 6:30 p.m.

Cyclone gymnastics will be going against the Denver pioneers. Cost for entry is $5. All events courtesy of

POLICE BLOTTER 3.11.19 Michael Kevin Jones, age 50, of 2735 Aldrich Ave S Unit 104 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary 3rd degree-breaking and entering at Hamilton Hall (reported at 6:43 p.m.). Paige Ernst, age 19, of 305 Richardson Court Unit 115 in Ames, Iowa, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of prescription drug, possession of alcohol under the legal age, possession of fake license, id card, or form, and possession of

GRANT TETMYER/ IOWA STATE DAILY drug paraphernalia at Lyon Hall (reported at 11:15 p.m.).

3.13.19 An individual reported the theft of a laptop at the Palmer Building (reported at 10:49 a.m.). An officer assisted an individual who was experiencing medical difficulties. The person was transported to a medical facility for treatment.from 133 University Village (reported at 4:24 p.m.).

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GRANT TETMEYER IOWA STATE DAILY Erick Jones addresses a crowd Thursday in the Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium in Howe Hall. Jones is one of three finalists for the Dean of Engineering position.

Third engineering dean candidate speaks at forum BY AMBER.MOHMAND The search for the next dean of Iowa State’s College of Engineering continued Wednesday with Erick Jones, associate dean in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas in Arlington, hosting his open forum at Iowa State. Jones started his presentation by saying students, faculty and staff should realize that academics should be a priority. He presented ideas such as expanding land grants, reforming teaching methods and preparing students from Iowa State to be ready in the workforce. Jones said that land grants allow more oppor tunities f or facult y to expand their research outside of the College of Engineering. He said research could be taken to the next step if faculty and staff members were involved with a variety of topics, rather than just working in engineering-related projects. “The idea [is] that [the] future for science and education alignment, is by...‘convergence,’ [which] is getting outside the engineering department,” Jones said. Jones also introduced the idea of reforming the way students learn in a classroom setting and how he wants to educate the future generation. Jones said there is a difference between actively teaching, rather than passively, only using research. He said it is the role of researchers, who also serve as professors, to explain their study in a way that others can understand. “It’s one thing to have these great researchers, but if they can’t translate that to the classroom, then we’re missing something,” Jones said. Jones said the last method he would use in the College of Engineering would be to expand “soft skills,” such as communication and time management, for the students entering into the workforce to have a competitive edge when it comes to looking for jobs. These skills would allow students to present different ideas and gain multiple abilities to contribute to the workforce. With this set of ideas, Jones concluded the next level for Iowa State is to push the boundaries for the future. “This is the framework that federal agencies are looking at to try out the next ideas not only for research, but for education and also how we would impact our community today [and] tomorrow,” Jones said.


SARAH HENRY/ IOWA STATE DAILY Members of the LGBTQIA+ community raise their hands for recognition during their sit-in protest of Student Government’s support for a discriminatory bill in the State Legislature during the Student Government meeting March 6 at the Memorial Union.

The free speech debate Recent events raise questions on harassment BY NATHAN.CIRIAN Free speech has become a hot-button topic on campus t h r o u g h o u t Fe b r u a r y a n d March. A controversial Student Government bill, a white nationalist speaker and a variety of other issues have risen at Iowa State. The Nick Fuentes visit on March 6 and the Student Government bill reignited the common debate about free speech, hate speech and how to deal with hate. Various letters to the editor have been submitted to the Daily since these events began in late February. They offered a variety of angles to the issue.

Some suggested that people like Fuentes should be ignored, while another argued that those like Fuentes should be actively opposed with debate. Recent events have also left many feeling fearful for their safety and feeling as if their rights are being challenged. Taylor Blair, president of College Democrats, said that people like Fuentes are “exhib i t i o n i s t s ” a n d “g e t o f f o n being controversial, hateful and terrible.” Fuentes is not alone as an “exhibitionist.” It is not uncommon for speakers or online personalities to go onto college campuses in an attempt to garner a reaction from students. The most well known of the post-2016 era is Milo Yiannopoulos, who is now a defunct online provocateur, former Breitbart writer and $2 million in debt. Dozmen Lee, Student Government’s director of residency, agreed with Blair’s analysis.

“Provocateurs are coming here with an ideology of trying to cause problems,” Lee said. He also noticed a surge of white supremacist posts on social media after the Fuentes visit, specifically under Fuentes’s tweets, live streams and posts relating to the visit. While many of these posts were made by anonymous accounts, it is unclear whether these are Iowa State students, fans of Fuentes, both or neither. The Internet allows its users to create profiles on social media sites and give them an anonymous appearance, allowing them to say ver y controversial things with limited to no consequences. Lee also emphasized the hate did not arrive with Fuentes, saying the hate was “already here.” Iowa State, like many other universities, has been subjected to white nationalist propaganda on campus as of late. “ The hate is like a gas on

campus and these people that come onto campus are like a fire,” Lee said. Tr init y Dear bor n, junior in women’s and gender studies and vice president of the Pride Alliance, said the presence of Fuentes and the aspects of free speech activism that bring these figures to campus can be harmful to marginalized people. They said many of their friends had slurs hurled at them and were made fun of for their appearances. “I respect the right of others to speak; however, that does not extend to making remarks attacking other people,” Dearborn said. Dearborn, who was at the Fuentes speech protesting, said they were concerned about the cops present at the event. “[They] were all white appearing during an event which dealt with the sensitive issue of white nationalism, and the lack of


Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke enters race BY JAKE.WEBSTER Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, entered the race for his party’s 2020 presidential nomination Thursday with a directto-camera video. O’Rourke makes his first visit to Iowa Thursday and will be making stops throughout the state through the weekend. O’Rourke galvanized Democratic voters in his run for U.S. Senate in 2018 against incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, raising more than $80 million and losing by only 3 percent — the closest a Democrat has come to winning a Senate seat in Texas since 1988. During his senate campaign, O’Rourke received national attention for a video clip of him defending the rights of NFL players to protest police brutality and racism by kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem before games. “I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights, anytime, anywhere, in any place,” O’Rourke said at the time.

The field of Democratic candidates already includes multiple senators and governors, many of whom have more experience in elected office than the three-term congressman from El Paso. However, O’Rourke has a potential advantage in his email fundraising list, which he used during his Senate campaign to raise $38 million in the third quarter of 2018 — the most a senate campaign raised in one quarter in history. Early polling of a matchup between O’Rourke and President Donald Trump in O’Rourke’s home state of Texas suggests the race would be essentially tied — the first time Texas would potentially be competitive in a presidential election since President Bill Clinton won re-election in 1996 and lost Texas by under 5 percent. A Democrat winning Texas could potentially upend the electoral map. If 2016 Democratic party nominee Hillary Clinton carried Texas’ 38 electoral votes alongside all of her other pledged electors, she would have won the electoral college and thus the presidency.

COURTESY OF FLICKR Beto O’Rourke announced he would be running for president Thursday. O’Rourke is one of more than 15 Democrats currently running in the 2020 presidential primary.



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Let’s talk: The nuances of pornography The impact porn can have on your sexual health BY SAGE.SMITH Editor’s note: This is part five in our weekly sex and culture series “The Talk.” Sensitive content may follow. Pornography is a controversial subject not often discussed in school or at home. The average age of first exposure to pornography is around 11 years old, meaning it can be a prevalent part of young people’s lives and should not be a foreign topic of discussion, according to the Huffington Post post article “Parenting in the digital age of pornography.” In 2018, Pornhub alone had 33.5 billion visits to its site and 92 million daily visits on average, according to Pornhub’s 2018 year in review. The United States ranks highest for Pornhub’s daily traffic. The world of pornography is huge. It consists of a wide variety of categories and can be found digitally and in print. It often replaces sexual education due to the curiosity left behind after sexual education in schools leaves students with unanswered questions. Sexual education in schools can be rather simple, modest and lacking in diversity. The children and teenagers almost always receive an abstinence-based, cisgender, heterosexual perspective. Those children and teenagers will search for answers to their questions wherever they can, and a common source they look at is pornography because it is so readily available. What they find are unrealistic body standards and expectations. “After some gains by the Obama administration to promote more comprehensive sex ed, which includes pregnancy prevention, discussions of anatomy, birth control, disease prevention, abstinence and healthy relationships, the Trump administration did not include the program in its proposed 2018 budget; it also has requested increased funding for abstinence education, according to a New York Times Magazine article titled “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn.” Easy-to-access online porn fills the vacuum, making porn the de facto sex educator for American youth.” What young people learn from pornogaphy is often carried with them as they go off to college and beyond. There are several harmful effects on those who view pornography, according to Educate



of the water due to our disinfection — unlike others.” Some students said they would have to disagree about the taste of Ames tap water. Others would rather have a taste of their hometown tap water or well water rather than use Ames. “I only ever use the tap water for my Keurig since I live in a dorm,” said Jessica Schmitt, a sophomore in dairy science. “Honestly, I think I trust my own farm well water over Ames tap water after experiencing water issues of either not working at all or having to let it run until it was clear during my first week of class.” This might be the case with certain students at Iowa State. However, the rest of the student body have had other experiences in their hometown. “ The water at my school was

The talk

COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES Curiousity or a lack of proper sexual education may lead children and teenages to seek answers from pornography websites. This can have several effects on their sexual health.

Empower Kids. Some effects are the inability to maintain meaningful and satisfying real-life relationships, objectifying women and a low self-esteem. The New York Times Magazine evaluated some of the standards and confusions resulting from pornography in its article. One of the teenagers in the article, who went by Drew, said he learned from porn that men are meant to be dominant and aggressive while the women are submissive and attracted to the dominance, aggression, and confidence the men display. This plays into the objectification of women and gender roles in society. Along with behavioral standards, there are

not the best,” said Courtney Dust, a senior in advertising. “It would taste like metal and sort of like the taste of rock if it had a taste. At my home, it would taste like chlorine, which would taste better because it seemed clean.” Particularly for Ames native S onja Paulson, a freshman in pre-business, Ames’ tap water has a neutral taste, which makes it more refreshing. Paulson mentioned she knows a few friends who attend the University of Iowa who have experienced irritation and breaking out due to their water. “When I travel, I always try to see if their water can beat Ames tap,” Paulson said. “It never can. Seems to me different waters always seem to have a weird taste or even taste unclean.” Water sources can be either groundwater or surface water, which has organic material that can lead to

the physical standards in pornography. The men often have a muscular build and other masculine features. The women tend to be skinny and petite, usually with larger breasts. Another teenager, who went by Q, talked about performance anxiety. “‘You are looking at an adult,’ he told me. ‘The guys are built and dominant and have a big penis, and they last a long time.’ And if you don’t do it like the guys in porn, Drew added, ‘you fear she’s not going to like you,’” according to the New York Times Magazine article. “What Teenagers Are Learning From Porn” also looked at how pornography makes women feel. Q talked about how men and boys watch

odors in the water. The Ames Water Plant uses groundwater, eliminating the chance for organic odors. “Ames’ tap water really has no taste at all,” Dust said. “I could totally see why everyone loves it because it doesn’t taste like anything and water should not taste like anything anyway.” The chemistry has been consistent for the past 50 or so years. Because of the great reviews of Ames tap water, the plant knew to stick with what they were doing and not switch it up. Even while transferring to a new water plant, their mission was to maintain the accuracy of the chemistry and the taste of the water. “A huge project for the plant was to conserve the quality of the water,” Hammes said. “We were producing great tasting water at the old plant but the old plant was coming to the end of its life.”

pornography and are unsure of what their partners want in real life. Q brought up the point that women and girls might not know either, saying social meida “makes girls think they want something, but he also thought “some of the girls are afraid.” Pornography also contributes to the fetishizing of specific groups of people. These groups of people include but are not limited to those in the LGBTQIA+ community, teenagers and different ethnicities. “I think it’s important to notice that many marginalized groups are actually fetishized within porn,” said Amy Popillion, a senior lecturer of Human Development and Family Studies. “People can be very harsh towards those groups in real life but they’re watching that type of porn.” Progress has been made for marginalized groups throughout the decades but pornography reverses that progress by presenting them as objects for sexual pleasure rather than people. It’s no secret pornography is surrounded by a great deal of stigma and contains negative characteristics. However, there is ethical or fair trade pornography out there. According to Mel Magazine, David Ley, a clinical psychologist and author specializing in sexuality, defines ethical pornography as porn that holds true to these components: legally made, respects the rights of performers, pays performers for their labor, respects the copyright of the producer, shows both fantasy sex and real-world sex, is as diverse as the people consuming it, celebrates the diversity of sexuality, and treats both performers and consumers of porn as free, consenting, thinking and powerful beings. An example of an ethical pornography website is MakeLoveNotPorn (MLNP). According to their website they are “Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Proknowing the difference.”The difference between pornography and their content is “Porn is performative, manufactured entertainment. If porn is the Hollywood blockbuster movie, MLNP is the documentary.” Other websites have features that identify ethically made pornography such as Pornhub’s User Verification program which means the content from verified users is legal, everyone is of legal age and everything is consensual. Viewers can also search the websites they use for a consent policy or look into the companies producing the content. There are varying opinions on pornography. Some people are fully anti-porn and others are on the opposite side. “I try to push continuous self-reflecting on your own use and how that’s impacting you, communicating with your partner about it, and learning how to be an informed consumer,” Popillion said.

Hammes said it would have been harder to maintain the consistency and quality of the chemistry and the taste of the water if they would have continued to produce at the older plant. It was an obstacle for the plant to continue down the path they were taking with the quality of water when investing in a newer plant. Every day, the Ames Water Plant produces about 200 lab tests, which are monitored extensively. By the time the water enters and leaves the plant, it takes 5 hours on average. With the help of knowledgeable water plant operators who make it safe and maintenance workers who keep things in tip-top shape, workers at the plant preserve the accuracy of the water citizens receive everyday. “This is what we do and it is extremel y impor tant to us to achieve our objective to supply the

citizens with safe water,” Hammes said. “Yes, we love to win awards, but we will never lose our focus of the priority for our citizens.” According to Hammes, the annual conference held by the American Water Works Association determines the best tap water in the state of Iowa. There is a local panel of dignitaries from the hosting city. Those dignitaries judge a dozen or so large facilities on their clarity, taste, odor and aftertaste by a blind tasting from the dignitaries. “Fortunately, we have won it the last two years,” Hammes said. “This year, the conference is in Ames, and we sort of have a hometown advantage. Our plant looks forward to extending the winning streak and truly looking forward to competing at the National Water Works Association in Denver, Colorado over the summer.”


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Columnist Lacey Westberg shows appreciation for her deceased grandma in a series of letters addressed to her that reflect on their relationship through the years.


Love them while you can Show your elders more appreciation

BY LACEY.WESTBERG Many people do not realize what they have until they lose it. Most of the time we associate that saying with material or physical items. However, after we lose someone special to us, we relate it to the person we miss. Our grandparents are some of the most underrated and under-appreciated people in our lives. Sadly, I didn’t realize this until both of mine were gone. This tells the story of me and my grandma’s relationship. Dear Grandma, Today my mother told you she was pregnant. She was finally going to have a baby and you were so excited. You didn’t even know the

gender of me yet but you were already calling me your little princess. Sometimes I can hear you and my mom talking about all you can do for me when I grow up. You sound so loving, I can tell your hugs will be my favorite. Dear Grandma, Today I was born, and I was right about your hugs being my favorite. You shed a tear when you saw me and I wondered why but I couldn’t figure it out. I’m excited to spend the rest of my life growing with you. I hope you’ll be around forever. Dear Grandma, Today, I told you I hated you for no good reason at all. I couldn’t even remember why I said it; even to this day I still mill through my mind and wring my thoughts dry trying to think of any reason at all why I could hate such a loving person. I cried and apologized to you but I couldn’t get the gut-wrenching feeling of the words “I hate you” dripping from my tongue like venom. If I would have known what would

come next I would have never even thought what I said. I’m so sorry grandma. Dear Grandma, Today, I got the most heart-stopping, gut-wrenching phone call I’ve ever received. I knew you were sick for a long time but I didn’t think that you were this sick. I was told that you had been rushed to the hospital. I was told that you had lung cancer. I cried for a long time but then I remembered how strong you were. People beat cancer all the time, so why not you? Dear Grandma, W h e n I w a s l i t t l e I a l w ay s thought the worse pain that could ever come was the long sting from a sunburn. Little did I know the sting that I was about to feel was tenfold the worst sunburn I had ever had. I was told that cancer had spread to not only your lungs but your liver and lymph nodes as well. My stomach fell through the floor. Dear Grandma,

Today your hair started to fall out. You’re rushing in the bathroom to throw up. The meals I once loved eating became nothing more than air held in spoons. Your diet, cinnamon flavors and an ocean of water. I began to think that this was the beginning of the end. Dear Grandma, I started preparing a speech for your funeral. This was the hardest thing I’ve ever written because words could not describe a human more loving or kind or patient. But I knew I had to say something. I always said to you, “I love you to the moon and back.” But I would have to change it to heaven and back. Dear Grandma, Today, you had a change of view. Your life turned around, and your head scarves that hid what you thought was shameful, now turned into flags that you wave proudly because you can say, “I did it!” Today you were declared in remission, and I swear on that day when it started to rain, it was papa crying tears of

joy from heaven. Dear Grandma, Today, I turned 18. Your hair is starting to grow back, although it looks like salt and pepper puppy fur. When you gave me my gift, you started to cry and when I asked why, your simple reply was, “I don’t want you to grow. You’re my little girl.” Little did she know that I was not going anywhere and neither was she. I could not imagine living life without my grandma. Dear Grandma, Today was the worst day of my life. Today is the day that I had to say goodbye. Your cancer came back fast and unexpectedly. I barely had enough time to tell you I loved you. I know you’re in a better place now. I already have the speech for your funeral prepared. From this day forward, everything I do is going to be in honor of you and papa. Until we meet again, I love you to heaven and back. Sincerely, Your Lacey Bug


Tips for an enjoyable spring break Most of us are preparing our bags for our long-awaited week-long break, whether it’s to return back home with family or leave for a very much needed vacation –– we’re all ready for it. The ISD Editorial Board has some quick tips for you fellow spring breakers: To start off, if you happen to be traveling to somewhere new, you want to make sure you do plenty of research regarding the place you will be visiting ahead of time. You never know which locations you will want to stay away from. Once you get to your destination, you want to make sure that whoever you’re traveling with is aware of when and where you are at all times. For some, this might seem like you’re overdoing it, but in all reality it’s better to be safe than sorry, because you never know what might happen.

When it comes to experiencing a new culture and its foods, it’s important to be aware of any if not all the ingredients that are being put into your food, especially if you happen to be allergic to anything. Which is why it is also important to make sure you carry along any medication you might need in case of an emergency as well as any prescriptions you take on a daily basis. Lastly, for those who happen to be traveling to any beaches: please clean up after yourselves. After you finish your day at the beach, make sure you pick up any trash you might’ve accumulated during your time there. Don’t ball up your plastic bags and toss them––instead, you can use them as trash bags to help you gather any of the stuff you need to throw away. Now, we know that not all of us are lucky enough to travel this spring break, but that

doesn’t mean that your break can’t be fun. Here are some tips for you: If you won’t be traveling you don’t have to worry about spending outrageous amounts of money on any stuff you might need for your travels, such as hotels, food, tickets, etc. This all helps make spring break a good time to save money. For the binge watchers out there, no matter how enjoyable it is to binge watch a new series, if the weather seems nice and the sun is out –– a short stroll would do anyone a world of good. After spending long, cold days indoors and sometimes even having to cancel plans due to weather, spring break would be a great time to get some fresh air. In the end, spring break is a great time to be spent with friends and family and should be enjoyed to the maximum. Remember to make the most of it and enjoy your time.

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Iowa State Daily Friday, March 15, 2019

Cyclones find their rhythm

Iowa State’s 3-pointers, defense lead way for win BY TREVOR HOLBROOK

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Cyclones endured a handful of bricks from behind the arc in their previous eight games, while watching a flurry of swishes from opponents. On Thursday, Iowa State flipped the script. Iowa State fended off Baylor’s attempt at a third win against the Cyclones with an 83-66 win. “We played together; we played defense for sure,” said senior guard Marial Shayok. “We rebounded way better. We shared the ball, and it translated into a big win.” The Cyclones capitalized off a strong 38-29 halftime advantage by continuing their hot shooting. After Baylor’s Jared Butler maneuvered through the lane for a layup, freshman Tyrese Haliburton set up shop behind the arc and drilled a 3-pointer. Baylor’s Makai Mason responded with his own 3-pointer. Haliburton struck for another 3-pointer on the next trip down the court. Following the Haliburton 3-point run, Iowa State went on a 6-0 run, triggering a Scott Drew timeout after the first two buckets. “The two that I thought were big was when they came out of the gates early in the second half and they scored, he answered both those [with] threes,” Prohm said. “Those may have been two of the biggest shots of the whole game because it weathered off their run.” Haliburton shined to start the second half, but he followed the lead of fellow freshman guard Talen Horton-Tucker. Horton-Tucker fired off 10 shots in the

CHRIS JORGENSEN/ IOWA STATE DAILY Iowa State sophomore Lindell Wigginton guards Baylor’s Makai Mason during the first half at the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday.

opening half, tallying 16 points. The freshman connected on a pair of two-point shots, but he hurt the Bears from behind the arc. Taking seven 3-point attempts in the half, Horton-Tucker sunk four of them. The freshman jump-started the 3-point shooting, but the Cyclones as a team thrived overall. “Big-time players show up in big-time games,” Haliburton said about Horton-Tucker. “That’s what he does. We know what he can do. “We call him the microwave. He gets hot really quick.” Iowa State shot 52 percent from 3-point range, hitting 13-of-25. The last time the Cyclones hit about the 50 percent threshold

came in their win at Kansas State, shooting over 58 percent. In the six losses Iowa State suffered near the end of the season, teams combined to shoot 64-of-146 from three at a clip of 43.8 percent. Baylor finished with a 9-for-26 game from 3-point land (36 percent) with a couple of those makes coming in garbage time. In one of Iowa State’s signature wins — a 78-64 win against Kansas State — the Wildcats hit 5-of19 (26.3 percent). “This was our most complete game, obviously, since Kansas State,” Prohm said. Prohm emphasized the importance of dribble penetration, offensive rebounding

and perimeter defense entering the Big 12 Tournament. Despite a strong first half and start of the second half, the shooting clinic managed not to flame out. With under five minutes left and the game out of reach, Baylor failed to connect on a pair of 3-pointers over the span of a couple minutes. With four of the starters on the bench and Haliburton leading the unit, the shot clock slimmed to two ticks with the game clock at about 1:50. Haliburton, near NBA range behind the 3-point line, heaved up a shot with a swish and a trip to the semifinals following.

Iowa State answers questions with win over Baylor BY AARON.MARNER KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The last month or so of Iowa State’s season didn’t go according to plan. Five losses in a six-game stretch and rumors of chemistry issues within the team threatened to derail a train that, after an 18-5 start to the season, was traveling full speed. Questions arose. Could Iowa State right the ship in the postseason, or was it too late? But with an 83-66 win over Baylor, the Cyclones showed just how dangerous they can be. “Man, it was great,” said redshirt senior guard Marial Shayok, who finished with 18 points. “That’s behind us now. Moving forward it’s a new season. We just wanna go out there and win as many games as possible.” Aside from a rocky first-half stretch, in which the Bears snagged several offensive rebounds, Iowa State played with a chip on its shoulder. The Cyclones battled inside, outscoring Baylor 28-24 in the paint and getting the free throw line consistently. When Baylor collapsed on drives, the Cyclones’ four-guard lineup made the Bears pay. Iowa State connected on 13 of the team’s 25 3-point attempts Thursday and assisted on 15 of 30 total made baskets.

CHIRS JORGENSEN/ IOWA STATE DAILY Iowa State freshman Talen Horton-Tucker spins the ball off his hands for a layup during the first half against Baylor at the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City on Thursday.

“I think we got back in the right direction,” said sophomore guard Lindell Wigginton. Wigginton said he felt the team was playing together in the season finale, a loss to Big 12 champion Texas Tech. With the postseason underway, moral victories don’t count for much anymore. Iowa State may have figured out its issues at the right time. “I think we [haven’t] played like that since

a month ago,” Wigginton said. “Once we lost those seven games, I think we weren’t locked in and focused.” Iowa State’s NCAA Tournament resume is more or less set in stone. The Cyclones could help their seeding with a strong performance, but the Big 12 Tournament serves more as a way for a reeling team to get back on track. Wigginton and others said this game was

the first time in a while they felt like they were having fun on the court. “I think we just played tough,” said redshirt senior guard Nick Weiler-Babb, who had eight points, six rebounds and three assists. “We played gritty, we played grimy, that’s how you’ve got to win this time of year. “We kinda got back to our basics ... people know we’re capable of it, and we just had to be confident in ourselves.” Threes were falling. Passes were crisp. After freshman guard Tyrese Haliburton nailed a big shot before a timeout, he was greeted by a celebratory shove from freshman forward George Conditt IV. Freshman guard Talen Horton-Tucker, who drilled five 3-pointers, flexed as he walked back toward the team huddle. The first man to greet him time and time again was Michael Jacobson, whom HortonTucker allegedly feuded with last month. While both players said they squashed the issue, the team chemistry was still a question. Now, it’s at a level unseen since the Cyclones’ 78-64 win at Kansas State Feb. 16. At the end of the day, Haliburton said, the players know what’s most important. “Stop looking at people’s opinions on us,” Haliburton said. “We don’t really care at all. As long as everybody in this locker room knows what we can do, and the dudes in those suits on the bench, we don’t care.”

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COURTNEY LAMPMAN/ IOWA STATE DAILY The Iowa State Recreation Services hosted a Bachelor cycling night for the show’s finale Monday in Old State Gym. The fitness class brought fans of the show together to bond and perform a variety of exercises besides cycling, such as resistance band training and floor mat exercises.

CARDIO FOR COLTON Students cycle in class themed after the ‘Bachelor’ BY COURTNEY.LAMPMAN While scrolling through any social media, it’s evident that ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ has people going mad. From “jumping the fence” to the touchy subject of Colton’s virginity, this season has been filled with crazy turns and shocking reveals. Many college-aged students take Bachelor Monday to cozy up, eat some snacks and watch the drama unfold. However, ISU cycling instructor Tori Sajovec is stationed at State Gym, instructing an effective but fun cycling class while watching the show. Sajovec, a senior in dietetics, uses stationary bikes, resistance bands and mats for floor work to orchestrate “The Bachelor Cycle.”

While two hours of a fitness class may seem like a daunting task, Sajovec says otherwise. “The exercise is never too much at one point,” Sajovec said. “You’re burning so many calories from doing so many different things, all while being distracted by a great show. Students in the class take the show very seriously and enjoy bonding over contestants they love and, more importantly, ones they don’t love. “A really good aspect of Bachelor Cycle is that students truly make friends,” Sajovec said. “It’s like a community. They come to the gym to watch it because maybe their roommates don’t like it as much.” Ashley Artist, the fitness coordinator for Iowa State Recreation Services, said the Bachelor Cycle started as a simple idea from a student but has turned into much more. “I like to take student and instructor ideas and see if we can make them happen; why not give them a try? This was an idea that was too good to pass up,” Artist said.“The Bachelor Cycle has been extremely successful, averaging 19 people every Monday.” With this class average, the Bachelor Cycle has boasted a top-three spot in highest attendance. Credit is also due to Ashley Jones, a senior in event management.

Jones noticed a screen and projector one day while instructing a spin class and the idea came to life with the help of Youtube TV, which streams the program. Jones reminisced back to teaching the class, laughing about the trial and error while creating a perfect class. “It was hard to get a routine down at first that didn’t make people dead at the end,” Jones said. The class soon evolved into a great way to get exercise while having fun and getting your drama fix. Emi Skogerson, a senior and avid attendee this season, talked about her commitment to the class. “The bachelor class is so different,” Skogerson said. “I cycle for RAGBRAI, and it’s kind of like that. It’s not super intense and we’re just here to have a good time.” Jenny Junker, a senior in apparel, merchandising and design, chimed in, sharing her experience with the class. “It’s such a good community,” Junker said. “I feel like I’ve made friends because we’re all dedicated to this show and the class.” For anyone looking for a way to get some exercise, watch drama unfold, and make some new friends, The Bachelor Cycle participants recommend checking out the class.

an extravagant vacation, some like Tegan Alexander, a junior studying kinesiology and health, are simply going home. Alexander said he is “just going home, back to Colorado,” and hoping the weather is nice enough for him to go outside and hike. However for those staying in the Midwest, there’s plenty to do on a low budget. Taking a day trip to places around the Midwest provides the perfect opportunity for a road trip with friends. Traveling to cities such as Kansas City, Missouri, Omaha, Chicago or Bloomington, Minnesota can be fun, sometimes cheap and can turn any spring break from dull to one you’ll never forget. While the weather won’t exactly be ideal over spring break, Kansas City, Missouri has plenty of indoor attractions to keep you dry and warm inside. From the NelsonAtkins Museum of Art to the Museum of Illusions, finding one that pleases everyone in attendance won’t be an issue. In both Chicago and Bloomington, Minnesota, shopping tends to be visitors’ focus. Other wise known as the “Magnificent Mile,” Michigan Avenue in Chicago contains more than 460 stores, ranging from Nike to Tiffany’s. There will be no problem finding stores that suit everyone’s taste and budget. Bloomington, Minnesota is home to the Mall of America, and with an indoor theme park, everyone’s inner child will want to come out to play. Also complete with an indoor miniature golf course, a little friendly competition could take place. Known best for their outstanding animal life, the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska serves as an animal lover’s perfect day trip. Also with Old Market and an exceptional downtown scene, travelers won’t be bored in this city. Wherever your travels take you this spring break Cyclones, be sure to really exercise the break part and take time to relax both physically and mentally.

Assault climate survey aims to improve Iowa State BY MARY.VALENTINE Every Iowa State student has received an email on March 1 linking to the Campus Climate Survey. The national survey is led by the Association of American Universities (AAU), and Iowa State is one of 33 institutions to participate in the survey this year. The main goal of the survey is to shape policies and promote the best policies for Iowa State’s campus. This survey was given to Iowa State students in 2015 and was brought back again this year to further analyze the campus environment. The key outcomes from the 2015 survey included increased education on Title IX, improvements to the Sexual Misconduct Policy, implementation of the campus sexual

assault prevention programming and the expansion of resources for response to community allegations of assaults. “I think it’s important not only for the students’ safety but also for the faculty to be aware of what’s happening on campus and how to interact with the students,” said Victoria Palma, sophomore in journalism. Students such as Palma believe in the magnitude of this survey and the positive effects it can have on the ISU community. “That is why students should take the survey,” Palma said. Lucia Burzynski, a sophomore studying kinesiology and health and a community adviser in Larch Residence Hall, said she also believes the survey is important. “It’s important for the student opinion to be heard, especially when it comes to serious topics like sexual

assault because those are experiences that we live,” Burzynski said. “I also think it’s an educational opportunity for people who don’t think that that type of stuff is salient in our community to realize this is apart of our campus climate.” After the close of the Campus Climate Sur vey on March 31, Westat Social Science Research Firm will calculate Iowa State’s results. According to Inside Iowa State, Margo Foreman, assistant vice president for Diversity and Inclusion as well as Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, said, “We will gain comparative data that will reveal how students’ perceptions have changed over time and show where we need to concentrate our efforts and resources in the future. This also will allow us to compare our results to those of other universities.”

GILLIAN HOLTE IOWA STATE DAILY Students had the opportunity to share their campus experiences in the 2019 Campus Climate Survey. Iowa State intends to use the results of the survey to improve the campus environment for students and faculty.


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visible people of color made a lot of [them] uncomfortable and unsafe,” Dearborn said. People may say things or have opinions which may harm others. “Free expression can cause people to feel marginalized and hated,” said Julie Roosa, an adjunct professor in jouralism and the Greenlee School of Journalism’s First Amendment specialist. Roosa said the First Amendment has restrictions in place already and is wary about adding more; however, she believes social pressure and debate from an informed and media-literate populace can counter harmful and hateful ideas. This “social pressure” was present during the Fuentes visit. What was intended by Fuentes to be a closed event became public through the access of information and the application of pressure to hateful ideas. Again, many have questioned whether the methods were effective. L ee and Dearborn both agreed that Fuentes should not be ignored. “ They don’t go away when they are ignored,” Lee said. “They needed to shut him down and disturb the private meeting. I’m glad the Daily covered him; they should.” Ashton Ayers, a junior in political science, was also present at the event and has since been reported to Iowa State Police by College Republicans. Ayers said the charge was for excessive attempts to contact the members of the group. Ayers said this was “an act of intimidation.” “They are manipulating and using the police to intimidate me after criticizing their actions,” Ayers said. Ayers claims to have not contacted any of the members on a personal basis and simply responded to those who contacted him or engaged with him on social media. Ayers posted a series of tweets on his

KATLYN CAMPBELL/ IOWA STATE DAILY Nicholas Fuentes addresses a crowd Wednesday at East Hall. The Iowa State Police Department had Fuentes leave the room because he did not have the space reserved.

Twitter account in the days after the event, tagging the official College Republicans Twitter account. He also created a variety of threads with members of the organization filled with discussion of the event. “It’s amazingly hypocritical to complain about free speech, then use armed police to intimidate people on campus trying to express their opinions,” Ayers said. Representatives of the College Republicans did not respond to requests for comment. Fuentes, a white nationalist and online provocateur, made his way to campus on March 6 for a “private discussion” with members of the College Republicans and the Iowa State chapter of Turning Point USA, a group which is not an officially recognized student organization on campus. According to an episode of his show,

“America First,” titled “My Trip to Iowa State,” Fuentes claims he was invited by the leadership of these organizations in secret to avoid any backlash from the public or the press, similar to what he had faced at a previous attempt to speak at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2018. However, he claims once the Daily found out about this meeting from a source within these organizations, they all backed out. Yet, he claims members still wanted him to visit the university, so he did. Both groups have denied any involvement with Fuentes. The College Republicans posted a press release to its Twitter account stating that they did not endorse or invite Fuentes. Fuentes has mocked the statement on his show and claims that it is not accurate. Another controversy that started this

reignition was the Student Government bill that aimed to “reaffirm a commitment to the First Amendment.” The Student Government version of a statewide bill passed with some of the members who voted yes regretting their decision after learning the full contents of the bill. The bill was subject to campus-wide criticism and even prompted a sit-in during a Student Government meeting by members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Roosa said the bill seemed to reflect the essence of the First Amendment but had “this thing stuck in the middle of it.” She said the section “did not quite fit” with the rest of the bill. Roosa also said issues such as Student Government ’s endorsement of the controversial bill put universities in a difficult position of trying to reconcile cases of discrimination with providing an environment that promotes and upholds the First Amendment. Blair called the bill “broad and dangerous” and said it was “very scary.” Blair said that the controversial section of the bill allowed for discrimination. Dearborn criticized the legislation during Student Government meetings and in an interview. They criticized the comparison offered by Sen. Madison Mueller, equating identites with factors such as GPA. Dearborn also said the bill seemed unnecessary because “all of campus is a ‘free speech zone.’” They also reemphasized the misleading nature of the introduction of the bill and said the process seemed rushed. Lee also criticized the bill, saying it enabled discrimination and would block entire groups of people from leadership in student organizations. “It’s disgusting that we would even entertain something like that,” Lee said. Student Government rescinded their endorsement of the bill in full at a meeting on March 6.

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