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Recently introduced legislation in the Iowa House of Representatives by Rep. Betty De Boef, R-What Cheer, would strike the requirement public schools maintain a school nurse and qualified guidance counselors. Currently, school districts are required to provide a guidance counselor for every 350 students, and a nurse for every 750 enrolled students in K-12 schools. The bills, House Files 371 and 372, would strike the provision in Iowa code authorizing a school budget review committee to grant additional aid to schools adding more counselors or nurses. Guidance counselors have a range of duties in the K-12 system. They include assisting students of all ages with personal issues, like problems at home or disagreements among friends, and helping high school students prepare for and apply to colleges. The bills do not require any layoffs, but would allow school districts to make those choices.

By Mary-Kate.Burkert Kappa Delta sorority turned to a nontraditional source when seeking a new house mother for its chapter: Craig’s List. But with good reason, said Pat Junod, the sorority’s House Corporation Board President. “After discussing our options for advertising, we felt Craig’s List would give us a good chance to reach the demographics we wanted to encompass,” Junod said. “A member of our House Corporation Board who lived in Kansas City drafted our ad,” she said. “By mistake she placed it in the Kansas City area rather than the Des Moines area. So by the time she corrected the ad and placed it in the Des Moines area, we had several applicants from a wide geographic

area.” Kathy Estes, Kappa Delta’s new house mother, was skeptical and surprised to find the advertisement on because it called for a mid-year placement, but because she dreamed of holding a house director position for two years, she enthusiastically responded to the ad. Not only did Estes move into the house on sorority circle this semester, but she brought along her 5-pound white Chihuahua to join the Kappa Delta family, too. Estes enjoys the responsibilities of the job. “Every time I go shopping and buy something in bulk, the cashiers always ask if I’m having a party. Now I just respond that I have 60+ daughters, like the ‘Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe,’” Estes said. No day is dull, she said.

“Just today someone was trapped in their room when the doorknob broke,” Estes said. “So I grabbed a screwdriver, a hammer and crowbar. I was two minutes away from calling 911 before physically slamming myself through the door. Not exactly what I thought I would be doing this morning before my first cup of coffee. I can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow.” Estes was welcomed with open arms. “We are very excited about our selection and she had already added a lot to the lives of the KDs,” said Sherrie Engel, Kappa Delta House Corporation Board Treasurer. Kappa Delta President Sara Schlueter said she is impressed with Estes’ “work on analyzing the house’s budget and making adjustments so money isn’t wasted and can be put toward things like better food.”

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First modern digital computer

Former professor, author to discuss Atanasoff biography By Kaleb.Warnock Former ISU faculty member Jane Smiley will be discussing her new book, “The Man Who Invented the Computer” at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. The book is a biography of John Atanasoff, another former ISU faculty member who is credited as the man who invented the first modern digital computer. Atanasoff was an American physicist who evidenced aptitude for math at a very young age. After flying through the University of Florida in two years, he earned his master’s degree at Iowa State and his doctorate in theoretical physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After creating the Anatansoff-Berry Computer, he struggled with a legal dispute with regards to the patent for the first digital computer after finally winning the legal — and de facto — title of “the man who invented the computer.” Smiley is a Pulitzer-Prize winning author who has written a number of essays including the book “Moo.” She taught as a distinguished professor of English from 1981 to 1996 after completing her MFA and Ph.D. at the University of Iowa and a Fulbright in Iceland. Aside from her Pulitzer, Smiley has received several other prestigious awards like induction into the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature.

Christian Lander gives a lecture to students in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union on Wednesday. Lander writes his blog about uppermiddle-class white culture. Photo: Yue Wu/Iowa State Daily

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just another way for white people to compete. “What we want to tell ourselves is that our economic freedom brought about by the wealth of our parents’ wealth has enabled us to become above money,” he said. In other words, rather than the “competing with the Jones” mentality, white Americans have taken altruistic things like charity and human rights, and turned them into competition. Lander assembled a list of things white people like in an effort to pick fun at white people and call attention to their new emphasis on material wealth. The book began as a blog that has been gaining momentum and has topped nearly 80 million hits and is continuing to rise. The enterprise sprung up almost overnight and helped Lander’s dream of being a comedy writer come true. “I’d done it. I’d made this little blip on the culture of the Internet,” Lander said. “This is amazing.” After being published, the book topped the New York Times Bestseller list within weeks and is even been published in three languages, including Japanese. Accordingly, he confessed that he secretly hopes that it will become a text-

book for Japanese business English. The site began as a WordPress blog, and in an effort to gain hits, he sent it out to 25 of his friends. Soon, traffic jumped from 150 hits to 1,000 hits a day then to 30,000 hits. By the end of February, he was topping 60,000 hits a day and had been contacted by several major talent agencies in Hollywood. “Six months,” Lander said. “Six months from literally dicking around on the Internet with my friend Miles to the New York Times bestseller list.” He spent most of the rest of the lecture picking fun of white people for liking things like coffee, religions that parents don’t belong to, diversity, public radio, having two last names, the idea of soccer, expensive sandwiches, awareness, hating corporations and shorts. Despite the light-hearted tone of the lecture, he left the audience with a heavy feeling brought on by a deeper message from his satirical depiction of American white people and feelings of entitlement brought on by wealth. “We need to stop demanding so much recognition for doing the right thing,” he said. “Because as white people, we won’t do the right thing unless we get a rubber bracelet out of it.”

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>>LAYOFFS.p1 makes the college less able to educate young men and women, and it takes them longer to get through college,” Swenson said. “It increases their personal costs, and it increases their family costs of going to college.” Tuition increases for next year have already been proposed. Iowa State students

could be seeing a 5 percent hike in tuition for Iowa residents and a 3.5 percent hike for out-of-staters. This renders $306 more for resident undergrads and $612 more for non-residents undergrads each year. The Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on the proposed tuition increases later this month, but John McCarroll, executive director of university relations, recog-


ing that is generated through student activities fees to clubs and organizations on campus. Hoben said that without those funds, clubs and organizations would not be able to partake in many of the learning activities they hold throughout the year. “There’s only so much learning done in the classroom, so much more is done outside of the classroom through competitive trips, competitions, so we really want to see student support through those types of things by really getting their student fees back,” Hoben said. Bruning said the negative feelings toward GSB come from students’ lack of knowledge about GSB. “It stems from not knowing what is available to them,” Bruning said. Bruning and Voss plan to address this issue by making sure students are informed of what is going on with GSB. Voss said, if elected, they will work with the Iowa State Daily more closely in order to keep students informed. “It’s a vital part of campus

and we want to make sure that they get all the information they need from us and then whenever we need to make some information available to students that that is done,” Voss said. Candidates were also asked to explain a service project that they’ve been involved in during the last six months, not for a title, but solely for the individual. Hoben has been serving a family in Nevada through the church he attends this past summer and school year. The family includes a single mom and her two children. Hoben said he helps them out in whatever way he can, which allows the mother to get some things done while Hoben is watching over the children. “It’s just been a blessing to be involved in those kids’ life as well as to just serve the mother in whatever way I possibly can,” Hoben said. Knight serves as a peer mentor for a third-grader at Edwards Elementary School. He said the child he mentors has a tough time at home and really enjoys school and



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derstand the teacher and reading in English, and even making friends was a challenge. “The culture is very different, a lot of the jokes I don’t understand because they are different or have sayings I don’t get,” Susetyo said. “But it’s getting better. I think people have a lot of stereotypes on other ethnicities, so this allows us to share our unity as people but also uniqueness.” Susetyo is involved with the Indonesian Student Association on campus where she can share her culture and traditions with other students from Indonesia. “Some students don’t talk to me in class, like they want to avoid me, especially when we can make study groups, that’s hard. Most of my friends are from St. Thomas Aquinas,” she said. Susetyo also said the system here in America and Iowa State is better than back in Indonesia because there are more class options for students. Students can take electives and pick classes within their majors, whereas back home it would be challenging to take different coursework. “America has made a big difference

spending time with Knight. “The best part of my week is always walking in to Mrs. Allen’s class and seeing his face light up when he sees me,” Knight said. Bruning said she has been working with the group 50/50 in 2020. The goal of the organization is to encourage more women to become involved in politics. “What we’re trying to do is bridge the gap between men and women in central politics,” Bruning said. “It’s definitely something that I’m passionate about as a woman in politics.” Voss’ community service is not limited to one activity. During the past six months he has volunteered through his church, worked with international students, participated in Dance Marathon and walked dogs at the animal shelter in Nevada. “That was an awesome time,” Voss said of volunteering at the animal shelter. “You just go and they’ll let you go walk a dog.” The candidates were also asked about their favorite ISU tradition.











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in my college experience. I live differently out here,” Susetyo said. “I don’t have a car, and back home everyone speaks the same language and it’s easier. But I like it here.” Dorsett said that international students mainly base their decision on reputation and tuition and other tangible factors of a university, due to the unrealistic opportunity they have to visit the campus. “Students look at the entire package of a university,” Dorsett said. “Look for the attractive options such as programs offered and other little facts and figures.” In fall 2010, 3,327 international students attended Iowa State. About 52 percent of the international student population came from China. “There is a growing middle class with an available income,” Dorsett said. “They have a strong culture of education and desire for their children to do well. So with most of the better Chinese universities getting filled, most of them come to the United States. Iowa State is very appealing to them due to the majors we offer in programs like engineering and business.”

Bruning said she has been attending VEISHEA ever since she was born and has only missed attending once: the year her junior prom was the same weekend. As a Cyclone sports fanatic, Voss said his favorite ISU tradition is watching basketball games in Cyclone Alley. He said he loves basketball and the atmosphere of Cyclone Alley. “It’s a great time and I wish more students would go to basketball games,” Voss said. Hoben belongs to FarmHouse fraternity and enjoys participating in Homecoming and Greek Week activities. The competitive environment and the activities that go on are what make these

two weeks a favorite. As another Cyclone sports fanatic, Knight enjoys running down the stairs at Cyclone football games. Though he said it can be dangerous, it is still a lot of fun. “There’s nothing like a Cyclone football game,” Knight said. Another question posed to the candidates asked them to identify their biggest weakness coming in to office. For Bruning, her weakness is not being able to pinpoint specific issues on campus. That is why she chose Voss as a running mate. A second electoral debate will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Gallery Room of the Memorial Union.

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away from education costs and shifting those costs more to families and students.” It is undeniable that the implications of cuts from a new state budget will extend far beyond impacting those affiliated with the university. By creating unemployment and increasing costs for students, the economy as a whole will shrink, and it will put more pressure on those wishing to receive a higher education.


John Atanasoff Thursday March 3, 2011, 8pm Great Hall, Memorial Union Pulitzer Prize-winner author Jane Smiley has written on such topics as politics, impulse buying, farming, and marriage. She now adds John Atanasoff, the Iowa State physics professor credited with inventing the first digital electronic computer, to that list. Her body of work includes a dozen books of fiction, including A Thousand Acres and her 2010 novel, Private Life; four books of nonfiction; and essays and short stories appearing in such publications as Harper’s, The Nation, Vogue, and The New Yorker. Smiley earned an MFA and PhD from the University of Iowa and previously taught at Iowa State University as a distinguished professor of English. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001.

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full-time students, cannot work off of campus until they complete their first academic year and must be enrolled in the Intensive English and Orientation Program if not proficient in English upon arrival. All students can benefit from having a diverse student body, said ISU President Gregory Geoffroy. “Having a global presence on campus is a huge benefit for students, both native and international students,” Geoffroy said. Geoffroy took a trip about four years ago to Asia to connect with alumni and to recruit future students, and traveled to Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. “There is a big number of students from there, and there is a huge alumni community,” Geoffroy said. “We went to strengthen the relationships with those alumni. Student recruitment was only a piece of that.” It is extremely important to bring diversity to the ISU campus, and students can contribute to the experiences and education to Iowans, Geoffroy said. “The positives from trips like these far outweigh the negatives,” Geoffroy said. Felicia Susetyo, sophomore in preadvertising, is an international student from Indonesia. “There is an organization from America that comes to Indonesia [to promote U.S. colleges],” Susetyo said. “They make it so easy, you just come to an event and you can apply. Iowa State is always represented.” Susetyo’s mother wanted her to go to a school in the United States and her aunt went to Iowa State, so she knew it would be a good choice. “A lot of Indonesians come because they know they have good programs,” Susetyo said “It’s different. I’ve become more independent; I’m very satisfied with the program, too.” Susetyo said her first year was challenging. She found it hard to un-

Representative’s bill will have to make it through the Democratic Senate before it seeks Branstad’s approval. One thing is certain, the blow education receives each time a budget is introduced is nothing new to Iowans. “The state support for higher education has gone down consistently over the past 10 years,” Swenson said. “It’s part of a long-term trend of the state shifting

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fessor of economics. “They pay out-ofstate tuition, they do not receive the same scholarships that would be available for Iowan or out-of-state students, and economically Ames benefits from having more people spend money in town, outside the university.” In the past few years, international enrollment has stayed steady and then took a spike to an upward trend in about 2007. “So far we’ve been able to keep our numbers up. Traditionally we’ve been a magnet for graduate students, but now we are becoming more and more attractive to undergraduate students as well,” Otto said. It costs the same amount of resources to teach international students, so there has never been a negative side financially or economically to having so many students come from outside the United States to Iowa State. “If there is a budget cut, I don’t think it will impact the international presence; the university will just have to prioritize on how to keep up recruitment and keep our ‘product’ good,” Otto said. “There are international students at the two other regent universities as well, and I think that will be helpful to see in this upcoming budget.” More than 70 percent of ISU students hail from Iowa, and the other 30 percent come from around the country and world. Although the international population is small compared to the students from the United States, it is still enough to impact the school and community. And the numbers continue to grow. “Just a few years ago, the number of undergraduates were under a thousand, and they are growing, and have continued to grow,” Dorsett said. “2009 and 2010 were the highest years.” International students have a number of requirements to fulfill as students on campus. They need to be

nizes that nothing is finalized yet. “We certainly understand that we are looking at the probability of some kind of cut in our appropriation compared to the year we’re in now, but we don’t know that for sure because nothing has received final approval,” McCarroll said. “Certainly the leadership of the university has started the budget preparation process.” The House of

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The Supreme Court made the right call “Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and — as it did here — inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. This may be one of the most difficult editorials we’ve had to write, because it entails supporting the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to “free speech.” Specifically, the case dealt with a multi-million dollar lawsuit from the family of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, one of many whose grief became a spectacle for Fred Phelps and Co., along with their vile anti-gay charade. “We found out today that we can no longer bury our dead in this county with dignity,” said an obviously disgusted Albert Snyder, Matthew’s father. “What is this country coming to?” We sympathize with the Snyder family, and all families subjected to Westboro and its hate crusade. Preaching hate and intolerance under the roof of your own congregation is one thing, taking to the streets and proselytizing is another, but choosing to do so at the funeral services of our fallen patriots is nothing short of despicable. Sadly, the very rights and freedoms those in our armed services have sworn to defend are the same rights bestowed upon all American citizens, which, sadly, includes an idiot from Kansas and his compatriots. We can’t fault the Supreme Court for upholding the notion that a bigot and his cronies are allowed the right to espouse their hatred at wholly inappropriate venues, any more so than we can fault the Iowa Supreme Court for upholding the notion that sexual preference is of no significant government interest when it comes to bestowing marriage licenses. That’s not to say the court was particularly enthused: “Westboro believes that America is morally flawed; many Americans might feel the same about Westboro. Westboro’s funeral picketing is certainly hurtful and its contribution to public discourse may be negligible,” Roberts said. “As a nation we have chosen a different course — to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate.” In 2005, at American Legion Post 136 in Mulvane, Kan., the Patriot Guard Riders were formed to protect military funerals from Phelps and his cronies. How? Motorcycles and burly men, forming a nice barrier between the funeral and the circus. In the meantime, we take comfort in knowing the Supreme Court’s decision wasn’t just to uphold the rights of Fred Phelps, or hate speech, but also to uphold the right to speak out against them. We’ve just exercised that right, we encourage you to do the same. Editorial Board

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‘No’ means ‘no’ every time

By Ahna.Kruzic


e’ve heard it time and time again. Men hear it from their parents, their friends, their siblings, television, magazines. Hell, even this newspaper. No means no: This is the model we have adopted in an attempt to curb sexual assault against women. We are taught that male sexuality is active. The man is the actor. On the other hand, female sexuality is passive. The woman is the passive receiver of sex. Sex is something that men have to “get” from the passive woman. The only thing standing between a man and sex is a no. Consent is known as the absence of objection from a woman. Men are taught to stop only when they hear a no. As a result of this “no means no” mentality, the responsibility of the “gatekeeping” of sex is forced upon women, instead of sex being a mutually enjoyable act shared between two equally powerful individuals. As a result of this responsibility, rape has become a women’s responsibility to stop. Just as men are taught the “no means no” mentality, women are taught the “it’s your responsibility to be sure he believes you when you say no” mentality. We are told to protect ourselves. Make him believe you mean it. Don’t walk home alone at night; that’s giving the message you are open to chance encounters. Don’t drink too much; you’ll seem like you don’t care what he does to you. Don’t show cleavage; you’ll look like you want to show the rest. Don’t wear too short of a skirt; it’ll seem like you’re wearing it because you want him to have easy access to you. What’s missing from the above equation is men. Why not, instead of teaching men to stop at no, we teach them not to start until yes — no matter what the circumstance, no matter what we’re wearing, how we’re acting or what we’ve done in the past. The absence of no doesn’t necessarily mean a woman wants to have sex. It can mean multiple things. It can mean I don’t want to explain to you why I’m not in the mood. It can mean I don’t want to argue about it — I don’t have time. It can mean I want to get it over with because I’d rather watch a documentary. It can be because I care about you, and don’t want to hurt your feelings. It can be because I hate you, and I don’t want to hear your voice complain anymore than I have to. The absence of no can mean I do not want to have sex. I would like to argue that in no way am I a vesicle for a man

Columnist Kruzic believes society’s views of consent need to change. Courtesy photo: J. Howard Miller/Wikimedia Commons

to “fuck” or “get some.” Sex is not something you will “do” to me. Women are completely capable of being autonomous sexual actors; this is not something we should be shamed for — and I’d love to completely deconstruct “slut” for you another time. We should be able to say yes or ask for a yes from a partner when we truly want it, while feeling completely safe saying no when we don’t. True consent should require

a yes. Even if I’m wearing tight jeans, even if I’ve got a low-cut shirt on, even if I’ve got no clothes on, even if you’ve heard I’ve had sex with multiple partners, even if I’ve been drinking, even if we’ve been fooling around for an hour, even if I’ve had sex with you before — the absence of no is not consent. Yes is consent. Yes means yes. What if the absence of no was never enough? What if consent meant an absolute, enthusiastic,

truthful, “yes!” coming from both parties involved? There could be no “redefining of rape.” Rape would have no so-called gray area. Women could not be blamed for “asking for it.” There would be no room for argument. Rape would be the absence of a yes — straightforward and simple. Nothing else means yes, besides yes. Doesn’t that seem like the obvious thing to do?sn’t that seem like the obvious thing to do?

Men’s health

San Francisco bill seeks circumcision ban


must begin with acknowledging that by nature of being female, I am not as qualified as some to be addressing this issue. But as a human being, concerned with human rights, I am indeed allowed to comment. Citizens of San Francisco are working to pass a bill that would outlaw male circumcision until the child reaches the age of 18. The bill would allow for exceptions if the procedure was deemed medically relevant, and the person performing the circumcision must be a medical practitioner where the procedure is performed. No exceptions will be made for those that desire their child to undergo the operation as a matter of custom or tradition. Although circumcision rates among male newborns has decreased in the past few years, 32 percent of male infants are still having bits of their anatomy snipped off after leaving the womb. It baffles me how widely accepted this practice still is, despite it’s similarity to female genital mutilation. In both cases, young children or newborns are subjected to a procedure that removes part of their sexual anatomy — half the time without anesthetic — because their parents judge it to be acceptable. But isn’t it the job of the parents to know what is good for their children? Sure, for the most part. But when decisions result in the sur-

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gical removal of a normal, healthy part of anatomy, rationale must be called into question. There’s a reason the American Medical Association, as well as most of the medical community, term male circumcision as “nontherapeutic.” In many other developed countries — Canada, the Netherlands and other European countries — medical societies strongly recommend against routine circumcision of males. There is no immediate reason for the majority of male newborns to be circumcised. The main medically based argument for circumcision seems to be that it reduces the risks of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Most commonly cited are studies that provide a positive correlation between higher HIV rates and lack of circumcision. The World Health Organization has decided the relevant research is compelling enough to recognize male circumcision as a way to reduce the risk of HIV infection, though others claim the studies conducted have exaggerated data and overlooked confounding factors. Regardless, this still does not provide a basis for circumcising infants. Is an infant expected to participate in sexual behaviors that could result in HIV exposure? I should hope not. Is circumcision the only way to reduce HIV risks? No. Condoms remain an effective

way to combat HIV exposure and safe-sex education and practices are much preferred options when seeking to reduce STI rates. Perhaps an even more common defense of circumcision is the claim that it is a cultural or religious decision of the parents. This defense has even less basis than medically related evidence. To again make the comparison, female genital mutilation is a common cultural or religious practice in many African, Middle Eastern and Asian regions. Yet, we regard this act with disgust, and we pity the young girls forced to endure it. Research on female genital mutilation has even resulted in some reports linking it to lower HIV rates, but this does nothing to quell our horror. Certain cultural practices that result in the genital mutilation of an infant — male or female — should most certainly be subject to scrutiny. But what about those that desire to circumcise their child for religious reasons? The most obvious example is Judaism. Circumcision is required by Jewish law, so shouldn’t children born into Jewish families be circumcised? Freedom of religion allows people to practice what they want, right? This is true, up until the point where religion crosses ethical lines. There have been court cases where the medical needs of the child violated the religious beliefs

of the parents, and the courts tend to rule that the life and health of the child overrides the religious dictates of the parents. Religious circumcisions should follow the same guidelines. In this case, medically irrelevant amputation of the foreskin on an infant crosses similar ethical boundaries. If treating a child for disease overrides the religion of the parents, shouldn’t preserving the child’s anatomy fall under the same protection? I do not know whether the bill put forth in San Francisco will amount to anything, but I hope the decline of circumcision among newborn males continues. Infants need not be subjected to an undoubtedly painful procedure with dubious medical benefits. With only a third of the world’s male population circumcised, a good deal of men seem to be getting along just fine without the procedure. To promote male circumcision is to promote the marring of a normal body and to promote needless pain for newborns. If young men reach 18 and find they are willing to undergo the operation and become circumcised for whatever reason they choose, that is their prerogative. Whether they deem the alleged benefits valid or whether they have religious, cultural, or personal motivations, it should be their decision to remove a part of their body, and no one else’s.

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Appreciating the Star-Spangled Banner

By Lauren.Hayward

Book brings understanding of the American flag


have recently become addicted to antiquing. As something that I had always considered the realm of single 60-year-old men who refuse to buy pants big enough and middleaged engaged couples, this is a new and foreign shopping experience that, dare I say, excites me almost as much as next-day shipping on online shopping. Here in Ames there is a veritable plethora of antique wares, and among these I found a book that was like nothing I had seen before. “King’s Handbook of the United States” by M. F. Sweetser, first edition, published in 1891, has a profile on each state and a history of the United States. I greedily devoured this book, starting off with the Iowa section, of course, and then flipped back to find out some historical facts about America. It genuinely amazed me to read a book that was created before my country had even won federation from the United Kingdom. Opening its worn cover revealed illustrations of a typical landscape in the north and south of this vast land, while the back cover and last page show typical scenes of the east and west. The title page is chock-full of American symbolism: an eagle, the flag, Capitol Hill and a picture of George Washington holding a copy of the book. But the greatest, most inspiring part of this book was the description of the American ensign. “The colors are red, signifying Divine love, valor and war; white, whose language is hope and truth, purity and peace; and blue, the color of loyalty, sincerity and justice.” This description immediately changed my perception of the flag, as it morphed into something that represented not merely the United States, but an innate American ideology. Further down the page was a quote from Henry Ward Beecher, a man of whom I had not previously heard. He was a Republican and a Protestant preacher who was an advocate of Darwin’s theory of evolution, abolition of slavery and women’s suffrage. He allegedly had an affair with his best friend’s wife and is said to have been handsomely muscular and long haired. He was a playboy liberal in his day, achieving celebrity and notoriety for his very separate public and private lives. He and his writings are quintessentially American. Rousing and inspirational, he did have his flaws, but he was adored by the public at large and people flocked to see him speak.

Columnist Hayward, a native of Australia, acquired an antique book, which changed her views of American symbolism . Courtesy photo: Thinkstock

He wrote, as quoted in this aged collection of American facts and patriotism, a description of the flag that has, without doubt, changed all that I knew of America and what it stands for. “So on the American flag, stars and beams of many-colored light shine out together. And where this flag comes, and men behold it, they see in its sacred emblazonry no ramping lions and no fierce eagle, no embattled castles or insig-

nia of imperial authority; they see in it symbols of light. It is the banner of dawn. It means liberty ... Our flag carries American ideas, American history and American feelings ... Every color means liberty; not lawlessness, not license; but organized institutional liberty — liberty through law, and laws for liberty!” The American flag is, with my new understanding of its meaning, more beautiful than it

had ever been before. Moving gracefully through skies across the land of the free and the home of the brave, the American flag encapsulates everything that is America. It is contradictory, idealistic and laden with historical meanings; it is able to unite all Americans, inspiring young and old, but above all else it is a symbol of liberty for all. That is America; that is the American flag.


Lent offers opportunities for self-improvement

By Sarah.Tisinger


ent, for most Christians, is a time to reflect upon your faith. It is also a time when adult members of the Christian faith give up something they enjoy so that they can better understand what Christ went through during his 40 days and 40 nights. You get the picture. Last year, for those very few who would remember, I wrote on the importance of non-religious members of the community participating in Lent. Giving something up can be beneficial for you in so many ways. You can not only reflect upon your religion, as the holiday was created to do, but you can reflect upon yourself. Let’s face the hard truth here. Every year you make a resolution. Every year around this time, it starts to wane. Lent is the perfect time for some students to reflect upon their resolution, their strength of will to continue on with the resolution, and best of all, it’s the one time of year where you’re friends will be making sure you stay on track. Addictions are crutches. Webster defines “addict” as such: to devote or surrender oneself to something habitually or excessively. Addictions come in all shapes and sizes. One could even be addicted to Facebook use, for example. I hate this definition because I know I’m addicted to a few things — the biggest for me being caffeine. It’s a drug and I need it, I don’t just want it. Honestly, if I don’t have caffeine by around 2 p.m. I can feel a headache swelling in

my brain. You know you’re a caffeine addict when you start planning your next intake. When you spend just as much money on caffeinated beverages as a smoker spends on a pack a day. When you literally can’t go a day without it because you just don’t feel right. Anyway, back to the point. Lent could be a great time to get yourself to start that exercise regimen you always promised to yourself, or give up that specialty coffee you get every morning, or to stop smoking. Because things like smoking, buying lottery tickets or specialty coffee — or yes, even pop) — are things that people get used to. It becomes something we don’t even think about anymore. It’s early morning and you’re on your way to class? Grab a Caribou Coffee! The effects aren’t just bad for your health, it’s bad for your wallet, too. Add up the costs. If you spend $3 on a coffee three times a week, that’s $9 a week. That’s more than $450 in a year spent just on buying coffee in the mornings. Lottery tickets don’t cost much, but if you buy one Powerball ticket for each drawing, that’s still $100 more than you could be spending, especially since no one usually wins back as much as they spend. Cigarettes just keep getting more expensive, so there’s never been a better time to quit and save your bucks. Even going out and drinking on the weekends adds up to quite a bit if you drink every

weekend, especially if it’s going out to the bars. Maybe you could try only drinking at home instead of at the bars and see how much money you save after a month. This year I’m giving up something that’s very hard for me. I’m giving up skipping classes. I mean it. I have to make it to every class. It’s hard for me as I suffer from chronic migraines and arthritis in my neck, which causes many severe migraines. But it’s getting bad. I looked at my U-Bill to see how much I paid in tuition for the semester — $3,051, not including fees, etc. — and how many times my classes meet during that semester — 12 a week x 16 weeks = 192. So, dividing those up, I am paying about $16 per class period. $16 is a lot just for one class period. So medicate me up, slap on the Band-Aids and send me on my way. I’m getting my money’s worth. And as for hitting up Lied Rec for that workout, check out your U-Bill to see how much you’re paying for those services. It might make you just a little more willing to jump on the track for a few rounds. Find something that needs to be re-evaluated in your life as a student, as a Christian, as an addict. Start today. After all, excuses are like assholes. Everyone’s got one and they stink.


Hoben, Knight best fit for positions Hey, Iowa State. As many of you are aware, we’ve got some important decisions to make this coming Monday and Tuesday. We’ve got to elect some leaders to represent our thoughts, opinions and ideas. And we aren’t just tasked with selecting senators to vote on our behalf, we’ve got to choose a president and a vice president to lead this campus next year. First and foremost, I implore you all to vote in the GSB elections. All you have

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to do is go to on Monday or Tuesday, at any time and electronically submit your vote. Secondly, I ask you to choose the right Executive Candidates. I ask you to vote for Dakota Hoben and Jared Knight. I have known Jared since my first week at Iowa State, and I have gotten to know

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Dakota as well over the past few weeks. There is no doubt in my mind that they are the best candidates for the position. I’m not going to regurgitate their platform to you — you can find all of that information at their website, Instead, I testify to you on behalf of their character and work ethic. Dakota and Jared, simply put, get things done. Despite not being elected yet, they have already begun to act like the

president and vice president that I hope they will become. They’re getting out on campus, visiting and making sure that the opinions of all students are heard. If you want the Government of the Student Body to truly be about the students next year, if you want to have an impact on what happens to your fees and your fellow students, then I urge you to make the right decision. I urge you to vote for Dakota Hoben and Jared Knight.

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Men’s basketball

Cyclone seniors Diante Garrett • Most games played in ISU history – 126 (tied with three others) • One of two Cyclones with 1,300 points and 600 assists. • One of two players in the country to average 17 points and six assists this season • Leads the Big 12 in minutes played (36.4 per game) and assist (6.1 per game) this season. • One in three players in Big 12 history to have 1,300 points and 600 assists Jamie Vanderbeken • Second all-time in 3-point percentage (.432) • 10th in school history in blocks (77) Jake Anderson • Two-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week this season • Leads Cyclones in rebounds, 7.2 per game

Outpacing Colorado Cyclones speed to 95-90 victory over Buffaloes By Chris.Cuellar It was truly a rival’s send-off Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum. In Iowa State’s last home game of the season, Cyclone seniors were honored and given a win, and long-time foe Colorado likely took a knockout blow to its NCAA tournament hopes. The Cyclones held off several tough CU runs and beat the Buffaloes 95-90 in a speedy and energetic contest. “It was back and forth,” said ISU coach Fred Hoiberg. “When you have bad things happen to you, that’s when that fatigue sets in. But when you have that confidence, you have that swagger, you forget about it, you just go out there and play.” Fueled by strong shooting efforts from freshman forward Calvin Godfrey and guard Scott Christopherson, Iowa State was able to outpace a high-scoring Colorado team. Godfrey and Christopherson finished with 23 and 17 points apiece. “We were just in the flow of our games, with me penetrating and finding Jake [Anderson], Scott and Jamie [Vanderbeken],” said senior point guard Diante Garrett. “Everybody was just gelling together and doing what they do best.” Despite the outpouring of offense, the Cyclones reciprocated their 95-69 defeat Feb. 1 to the Buffaloes by stopping Colorado’s scorers. In Boulder, Colo., the Buffaloes shot 50 percent from the floor. They were held to 44 percent shooting Wednesday, with the Cyclones taking away most second-chance scoring opportunities. “The big thing that I continue to stress to them, if we go out and continue to play with the energy we’ve been playing with, the wins will come,” Hoiberg said. “Sometimes it’s tough when you lose close game after close game to keep your confidence up and go out and play with passion and energy. Our guys have done that.”

Guard Jake Anderson rushes past his opponent for a layup during the Iowa StateColorado game Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum. Photo: Kendra Plathe/Iowa State Daily

Seniors end Hilton careers with win Different paths lead four Cyclones to final match By Jake.Lovett

Guard Diante Garrett attempts to go around a Colorado opponent during Wednesday’s game at Hilton Coliseum. Photo: Kendra Plathe/Iowa State Daily

It started as a night for the seniors. One tied for most games played all time in an ISU uniform, another capped a threeyear career that was riddled by injuries, and another still ended his first and only year in cardinal and gold. They all came from different places, but they all went out the same way Wednesday night: with a win. “It was our last day, out here as seniors,” said Jake Anderson after the Cyclones’ 9590 victory over Colorado. “No matter what, how many games we lost, we weren’t going to lose this tonight.” The Cyclones (16-14, 3-12 Big 12) had lost two of their last 14 coming into Wednesday night and the crowd at Hilton Coliseum was sparse at the onset of the game. However, the pre-game ceremony honoring the four departing Cyclones put a different edge on the game, and it was clear from the beginning as Anderson sparked an early 14-4 ISU lead. “Everybody was focused,” said the lon-

gest tenured Cyclone Diante Garrett. “We knew it was senior night, and we just came out and played hard throughout the whole 40 minutes.” Garrett played his fiHoiberg nal game inside Hilton Coliseum on Wednesday night, and led the Cyclones — as he has now for 126 games in his four-year career, tied for the most in ISU history. The win was only Iowa State’s third in Big 12 play this year, and likely popped Colorado’s NCAA tournament bubble, knocking the Buffaloes to 18-12. “It feels real good,” Garrett said. “Coming off of these losses we had, we’re going to try and keep building and it feels real good to keep going.” Garrett had a slow start in the win, opening the game hitting on only three of his first 13 tries from the field, but finished 3-for-3 in the game’s final 10 minutes to help seal the ISU victory. He had 16 points and seven assists in the win, pushing him into a tie for second alltime with 600 career assists. Anderson and forward Jamie Vanderbeken also sparkled in the second half, each going for 11 points in the game’s

final 20 minutes. Anderson finished with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Vanderbeken tallied his third career double-double, with 15 points and 10 boards. “All of those guys made big plays,” said first-year ISU coach Fred Hoiberg. “I’m very happy for all of them to go out. They did better than I did that night [senior night].” The 6-foot-11-inch Canadian Vanderbeken sat out most of last season with a knee injury, is second all-time in ISU history in 3-point field goal percentage and 10th in blocks. He hit both of his 3-point tries in the second half Wednesday “Just to get one more chance to play with DG, the honor of playing with Jake ... I’m grateful,” Vanderbeken said. Even after senior night, the ISU seniors’ careers are not yet over. Saturday, the Cyclones travel to Manhattan, Kan., to face Kansas State before opening play in the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday as the No. 12 seed. “I got a lot of memories just from my short year,” said Anderson, a transfer from Northern Illinois who is concluding his only season at Iowa State. “We just wanted to go out with a victory.”

Freshman forward grows up in many ways against Colorado Calvin Godfrey leads in both points, rebounds for Cyclones in victory By Chris.Cuellar It wasn’t his senior night, not even close. But Wednesday night, ISU freshman forward Calvin Godfrey was not going to be denied. Combine Colorado’s small lineup and his knack for working hard down in the post, the 6-foot-8-inch Godfrey posted a career high 23 points on just 11 shots, and added 11 rebounds. “He gave us such a lift in the first half,” said coach Fred Hoiberg. “He was just attacking the offensive glass, he was all over the place. I was really happy to see it. Those are huge numbers.” The Robbinsdale, Minn., native was able to muscle his way around for rebounds above the quick Buffaloes on both ends of the floor. Godfrey finished the game with four rebounds on the offensive glass. “He had a beautiful game, that’s the type of play that we need from him for the rest of the season if we’re going to go further,” said senior Jake Anderson. The freshman hadn’t enjoyed a tremendous size advantage


against Big 12 opponents for much of the season, but on a night meant for the team’s elders, Godfrey played his biggest night of the year; literally and figuratively. All his work and stats were posted in just 23 minutes of action during the ISU victory. “It’s in him,” Hoiberg said. “Some games he gets a little frustrated. Freshmen are going to have those kinds of lapses.” “When he comes in and comes off the bench and gives us that spark, which we’ve come to expect now out of Calvin, he’s going to go out there and provide a big lift for our team. He’s done a wonderful job.” Godfrey received an outlet pass in the last minute of the game that he converted into a thunderous dunk that sent Cyclone Alley into a frenzy, but received a technical foul for hanging on the rim. Hoiberg came away from the game frustrated that the celebration gave Colorado two free throws, relieved the freshman’s exuberance didn’t cost Iowa State the game. With 6-foot-11-inch senior Jamie Vanderbeken now finished on the floor at Hilton Coliseum, Godfrey’s size and post presence will likely be necessary going forward. “Calvin coming out and being aggressive, scoring for us, reboundForward Calvin Godfrey finishes a layup with a dunk during ing for us,” said senior guard Diante Garrett. “That’s big for us. That’s the Iowa State - Colorado game held Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum. Photo: Kendra Plathe/Iowa State Daily going to help our whole team out.”

Sports Jargon of the Day: Charging

SPORT: Basketball

DEFINITION: A charge is called when there is illegal contact by pushing or moving into another player or another player’s space

USE: Some people think that Paul Pierce falls over too easily, but he’s actually just good at taking a charge.

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Cyclones pursue revenge against Gophers Three ISU seniors prepare for final meet at Hilton By Dylan.Montz No. 19 Iowa State will have a shot at revenge against No. 20 Minnesota on Friday night. The Gophers will invade Hilton Coliseum for the last home competition of the Cyclones’ season. When these two teams met Feb. 20, the Gophers (9-4, 2-2 Big Ten) defeated the Cyclones (7-4-1, 1-2 Big 12) 195.600-194.950 in Minneapolis. Friday night will also be senior night for three Cyclones. This will be the last time these three student-athletes will be able to compete in Hilton Coliseum before their home crowd. Seniors Alex Grant, Jacquelyn Holmes and Jody McKellar will be the ISU gymnasts honored during the competition. Grant is an all-around competitor for the Cyclones and a management major from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Grant missed the 2008 and 2009 seasons

because of a torn Achilles tendon and is looking to go out with a strong performance at Hilton Coliseum. “It’s crazy how fast the time goes,” Grant said. “I can’t believe it’s already going to be the last meet. I’m just going to try to take it all in.” Holmes is a native of Charlotte, N.C., and is a communication studies major at Iowa State. She has an uneven bars high of 9.800 this season. “Senior night is about the seniors, but at the same time it’s about our team still doing our best and making high scores,” Holmes said. “So that’s what it is to me, just going out there and having a great time and doing our best.” The final senior to be honored on Friday is McKellar. The Calgary, Alberta, Canada, native redshirted in 2007 after suffering an injury in the preseason workouts, so this season is her fifth and final year with ISU gymnastics. “It kind of hit me last home meet,” McKellar said. “I was so proud of my team and we had a really high score and the energy from the team and crowd was great, and I thought, ‘I can’t believe this is coming to an end.’” The final home meet for the Cyclones is Friday night at 7 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum.

Senior Jacquelyn Holmes participates in the beam event during the Iowa State-Oklahoma meet Feb. 11 at Hilton Coliseum. File photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily


A look around the Big 12 Conference Championships present tough test for underdog ISU squad By Jake.Calhoun One year after going undefeated in conference action heading into the Big 12 Championships, the Cyclones head into this year’s event as the undisputed underdog. No. 11 Iowa State (9-10, 0-5 Big 12) was outscored 143-54 in all five of its conference duals this season. Despite being in a transition year of redshirting most of the incoming talent, ISU coach Kevin Jackson is still expecting a strong showing at the Big 12 Championships. “I think with the youth of our team, they’ll be able to wrestle in their first Big 12 Championship in front of their home crowd, sleeping in their own beds is an advantage,” Jackson said. “I’m confident that our guys will wrestle as well as they have wrestled all year long.” Jackson’s optimism will be met with tough Big 12 competition at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday. Missouri Tigers (15-9, 2-3) The Tigers unseated threetime defending Midlands champion Iowa in late December, winning the two-day tournament with six placewinners. Alan Waters, who placed third at

125 pounds at the Midlands, is the Tigers’ most illustrious wrestler with a 36-4 record and a team-high in both decisions and falls with 20 and 11. Waters, a true freshman, recorded a 19-8 major decision over the Cyclones’ Brandon Jones in the teams’ dual meet on Jan. 13 in Columbia, Mo. Heavyweight Dominique Bradley stepped into a full-time starting role after playing second fiddle to former national champion Mark Ellis for three seasons. Bradley is the highest-ranked wrestler on the team at No. 5, according to’s top 20 polls. He is currently 23-3 on the season and is poised to win the Big 12 title at heavyweight. The team’s lone senior, 141-pounder Todd Schavrien, is 24-6 on the season and led the team in dual points with 79 this season. Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-5, 2-2) In its final season in the Big 12, Nebraska has shown improvement, going from a 9-11 stand last season to a winning record of 14-5 this season, despite losing both of its NCAA placewinners — Stephen Dwyer (fourth at 174) and Craig Brester (second at 197) — to graduation. Top-ranked Jordan Burroughs has made the most of his sixth year of eligibility after he received a medical redshirt following a knee injury early last season. Burroughs moved up from 157 to 165 pounds, where he has gone 29-0 with 17 of his 19 dual victo-

ries earning bonus points. “He’s a great athlete and you’ve got to have superb head-and-hands defense,” said ISU senior Jon Reader of Burroughs. “You’ve got to be able to run the corner down on a guy like that. You’ve got to be ready to block his shots. He’s got one hell of a double-leg [attack] and you know it’s coming.” Burroughs, a two-time AllAmerican and 2009 national champion, will be working to win his third Big 12 championship before heading to the NCAA tournament at 165 — the only weight class that has been granted an automatic qualifying bid for all five of its wrestlers in the Big 12. Oklahoma Sooners (13-2, 3-2) In Jack Spates’ final year as coach of the team, Oklahoma has suffered only two losses, both of which came at the hands of intrastate rival Oklahoma State. In its Jan. 21 dual meet against Iowa State in Ames, seven of its 10 wrestlers recorded victories, five of which were awarded bonus points in the 33-7 victory. Former All-American Zack Bailey is the Sooners’ wrestler to watch, having gone 15-0 in dual competition this season en route to compiling a 23-2 overall record. Bailey led the team in takedowns with 61 with a vast gap between the second-most takedowns on the team, 38, by 197-pounder Keldrick Hall. At 165 pounds, Tyler Caldwell has done his share of heavy lifting on the way to his team’s success, going 28-4

Jon Reader attempts to escape from Oklahoma State wrestler Mike Benefiel on Jan. 23 at Hilton Collseum. The Cyclones are hosting the Big 12 Championships on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. File photo: Yi Yuan/Iowa State Daily

overall with a 12-1 mark in dual meets. Caldwell was the only wrestler to record a major decision on the Cyclones’ Andrew Sorenson, who has been one of the most consistent wrestlers for Iowa State with a record of 16-5. Oklahoma State Cowboys (15-2-1, 5-2) The defending Big 12 champion Cowboys are coming to Hilton as the odds-on favorites to re-claim its title. The Cowboys’ lineup is latent with talent, boasting six wrestlers who have reached at least 20 wins on the season, the most of any team in the Big 12. Jordan Oliver is ranked No. 1 at 133 pounds and is 22-0 on the season

while leading the team in takedowns with 90. Oliver, a sophomore, has also recorded the second-most dual points in the Big 12 with 87 — second to only Nebraska’s Burroughs, who notched 92. Last season, Oliver earned coOutstanding Wrestler honors last season as he helped the Cowboys upset then-favorite Iowa State for the Big 12 Championship last season in Norman, Okla. The Cowboys’ other undefeated wrestler, 197-pounder Clayton Foster, is 20-0 this season while recording the second-most takedowns on the team with 59. Other wrestlers to watch include Jon Morrison (125), Jamal Parks (149) and Dallas Bailey (165).

Women’s golf

Iowa State seeks to continue hot streak in Florida By Dan.Martin The ISU women’s golf team is back in action Sunday and Monday in Gainesville, Fla., for the SunTrust Gator Invitational. The No. 11 Cyclones could win their second tournament in a row. They won the Central District Invitational last week after going up nine strokes on No. 4 LSU. “We always go out playing and hoping to win,” said senior

Laurence Herman. “If we can’t win it, then we definitely want to get top three.” The tournament will be played on the 6,701-yard Mark Bostick Golf Course, par-70. The Cyclones have never played there before, but coach Christie Martens has seen it and knows what to expect. “It’s just your typical Florida golf course,” Martens said. “It’s Bermuda grass, it’s pretty straight forward, some nice par 3s. It should be a good

test for our team.” The competition there will be tough. “It’s a solid field, so it should be just a good test,” Martens said. “There’s not any top five teams there like the last two weeks with Alabama, LSU and Purdue, but it should be a good solid field.” The Cyclones may be the most feared team at the tournament. Following their win last week, Golfstat named them the “Team of the Week.”

The Cyclone women insists the national attention they are receiving will not affect their play. “It’s nice that people are beginning to recognize us,” said senior Victoria Stefensen. “But we don’t think about our ranking or anything like that

when we play. We are just out there playing our best golf and hoping it’s good enough for a win.” Sasikarn On-iam, a freshman from Thialand, has been shooting very well so far this spring. She hopes to continue her and the team’s hot streak.

“I just hope I can play my best,” On-iam said. “I hope we win. I also want to just play [well] and stay strong mentally and hope the team does good.” The first two rounds of the tournament will be played Monday. The final round will be played Tuesday morning.

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Students prepare for annual Kaleidoquiz Avoid sugar crashes with healthy fats, protein

Questions increase in difficulty level as point worth goes up

By Lindsay Hoffman AmesEats Flavors Writer

These questions are selected questions from 2008, 2009 and 2010. Can you answer one every six minutes? Answers are at the bottom.

With Kaleidoquiz this weekend, we can expect to see many students carrying around an assortment of sugary sodas, coffees, energy drinks and candy bars to keep them awake and focused through the 26-hour endeavor. The majority of students who rely on these beverages and snacks put their faith in the caffeine content of them. Coffee, tea, energy drinks and chocolate are most commonly recognized for supplying caffeine. Caffeine acts as a stimulant, and therefore allows its consumers to feel somewhat energized. The stimulant promotes a feeling of alertness and causes a person to experience a “jitteryâ€? state. Individual characteristics, such as weight and height, inuence how your body adapts to caffeine. According to the Professional Guild of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, caffeine affects you almost instantly, and its effects can last for about six to eight hours. It works by stimulating the part of the brain that heightens the intensity of mental activity. This information leads us to believe that caffeine is our friend, but caffeine has not been shown to improve retention of information and can intensify feelings of stress and anxiety. Many others believe that sugar can improve mental function. This idea is supported in a variety of ways. For example, Paul E. Gold, professor of

psychology and psychiatry in the neuroscience program at the University of Illinois, says sugar can increase memory and thinking processes in the brain. Sugar is the preferred fuel for the brain and can allow it to function efďŹ ciently. But, just like caffeine, sugar has its downfalls. Stress affects how the sugar will be metabolized, and consuming more sugar than needed leads to unnecessary weight gain. While it is obvious that caffeine and sugar can improve awareness and ďŹ ght fatigue, they can also leave a person feeling worse than they started. Most health professionals would instead recommend that a student eat a well-balanced diet that is packed with protein and healthy fats. Fat burns at a lower rate than any other macro-nutrient, which will give your body long-lasting energy. Try eating a high-protein sandwich topped with avocado to get plenty of protein and monounsaturated fats. These nutrients will keep you awake without crashing or gaining any extra pounds.

aging ings when really it’s about monogamy. What is the name of the artist? 10. According to Jonathan Coulton, do zombies understand the concept of compromise?

10 points 1. Farm House is the oldest building on campus. What are the second- and third-oldest?

40 points 3. What is the whole number value for the equation “W times Z squared plus 2X times Z times Y equals zero� where W is equal to the closest whole number of hectameters of rushing yards recorded by Troy Davis in his ISU career, X is the number of wins in Ken Jennings record-setting jeopardy career and Y is the number of hours the trivia marathon held each April in Stevens Point, Wis.?

2. How many stars are on the Allied States of America? 10. In what key should you write the Mythbusters’ favorite concerto?

20 points 1. What movie star lived in Ames as a child in the late 1940s?

8. At one point in history, multiple instances of the same delorean were in existence at the same time. What was the date? How many were there?

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3. What electronic device was released on a palindromic date in the late 20th century?

7. Which ISU professor has a scar on his chin due to a incidence in grad school involving alcohol and Cubans?

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Borealis String Quartet takes Aviv’s place Saturday By Vincent Geerts Ames247 Writer The Aviv String Quartet recently canceled its U.S. concert tour, but the Saturday performance will go on with the Borealis String Quartet taking the Aviv’s place. Paula Forrest, artistic director for Ames Town & Gown, which hosts the event, said the Aviv String Quartet had to cancel the U.S. tour due to problems in international travel. Members’ visas had been revoked last minute, making a tour in the U.S. impossible. Forrest said she was only recently informed of the cancellation herself — Tuesday around noon. “We were lucky to get such a wonderful, young quartet to perform so quickly,� Forrest

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