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Students take a stand Legislators give advice, lobbying strategy tips


Employees accused of secret acts By Paige.Godden

By Paige.Godden Students will be heading to the Iowa Capitol on Monday and state legislators visited Iowa State on Friday afternoon to share strategic lobbying tips with them. “Personalize your story. What sacrifices did you make? What sacrifices did your parents make so that you could be here at this university?” Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, a member of the House who represents district 45, said. Kroeschell said to not limit lobbying efforts to Monday. “I have on constituent that, boy, I know her. She sends me an e-mail probably two or three times a week,” Kroeschell said. “Make sure you follow up on us with the issues.” Ann McCarthy, state relations officer for Iowa State, shared the “nuts and bolts about what to expect when you get down there.” McCarthy said one of the first things to do is let the legislators know you appreciate them. “They have a tough job. Make your point clearly without attacking a person or other people. It is easy to promote yourself by tearing someone else down. That’s not an effective way to lobby,” McCarthy said. McCarthy said to use the legislator’s website to see who your hometown representative is and to look at pictures to make sure you know whom you’re speaking to. McCarthy said to make sure to be flexible and patient because “you may not always be able to talk to the legislator you want.” McCarthy said to try and keep conversation with legislators under five minutes.

Veterinary Specialties

Iowa Veterinary Specialties has filed a lawsuit against four of its employees. Iowa State University bought Iowa Veterinary Specialties in Des Moines for $4.6 million in January. Madden Surgeons Steven Reimer and Stan Wagner, Internist Derek Nestor and Operations Manager Paul Hanika were allegedly secretly launching a new firm and taking confidential customer and financial information with them, then deleting files before leaving the clinic. They left Iowa Veterinary Specialties after they had the customer and financial information, leased space for their clinic and had cre-


Fiscal Year 2012

Universities face decrease in funding By Paige.Godden

Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, state representative, explains to a group of students on how to approach state legislators during the ISU Ambassador lobbying training day, Friday, at Carver 268. Photo: Karuna Ang/Iowa State Daily

GSB, faculty rally for Regents Day on Hill By Paige.Godden Members of the Government of the Student Body and professors have been rallying to get students to go the Regents Day on Monday on the Hill in Des Moines. Jessica Bruning, director of the ISU Ambassadors, talked to Steffen

Schmidt’s political science class. She explained to students why it is important for students to attend the Regents Day on Monday. Bruning said it is an annual event, but, “It’s a little bit different this year due to the severity of the budget cuts.” Bruning said it is the Ambassadors’ goal to get 100 students to the Capitol this year. Schmidt, professor of political science, said, “I have my students attend lectures or internship oppor-

tunities and do not penalize them, so I certainly think that civic activities, sharing information with legislators, is a very worthwhile activity,” he said. “It is always valuable for citizens to help legislators make better decisions by talking to them and giving them a reality check about life out in the state,” Schmidt said. Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman-Catt Center, said,

Geological sciences

Staff educates students on carbon myths

John Carlos talks about racial issues Students and community members gathered for a luncheon to listen to John Carlos, counselor and supervisor at Palm Springs High School and 1968 summer Olympic bronze medalist, talk about his personal experiences dealing with racial issues Friday afternoon. The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity was held in the Memorial Union. The conference addressed today’s issues within the diverse cultures in America and the rest of the world. Iowa State has a diverse population but is not without the issues that every other university faces as well. There were many separate discussions revolving around the Latino/a,


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Race and Ethnicity

By Alli.Kolick

It isn’t easy to tell how big the cuts for Fiscal Year 2012 will be for Iowa’s Regent Universities. Last year the university received a total of $1,112,727,648 through five Rasmussen sources of income — state appropriations, federal funds, student fees, other income and sales and services. This year, the Iowa House has proposed a nine percent decrease in funding, and Governor Branstad has proposed a 7.3 percent decrease. The Senate has not yet released its proposal. Ellen Rasmussen, associate vice president of budget and planning, said the university is also expecting cuts from the federal level.

African-American and Asian-American communities and the different traditions and lifestyles that accompany these races and ethnicities. As Carlos walked up to the podium, he had “swagger” as Thomas Hill, vice president of student affairs, said Carlos was confident, humble, excited and honored as he began to speak to the eager audience before him. Many thought Carlos would dive in and share his 1968 Olympic experience; however, he prefaced his memories from 1968. Carlos went even further back to when he was eight years old and shared the beginning of it all. Barely a decade old, Carlos had a vision — or as he put it, a movie presented to him by God.


By Elisse.Lorenc

Olympic track and field medal winner, John Carlos, speaks to the attendees of the 12th Annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. Photo: Tessa Callender/Iowa State Daily

Balancing the atmospheric budget is an issue that concerns scientists, but the constant misconceptions students have about the atmospheric budget has Collin Reichert, graduate assistant teacher in geological and atmospheric sciences, more concerned. “The nature of the problem is that students don’t understand if we even stabilize our emissions back to recovering levels, it’s not sufficient enough drop to stop the greenhouse gas rise,” Reichert said. Each year an estimated 8 billion gigatons are emitted — 4 billion gigatons are absorbed by trees and oceans while the other 4 billion stays in the atmosphere. The only way to stop carbon emissions from increasing by 4 billion tons would entail a drastic change in lifestyle and energy sources,


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The Caucus Cup: College Republicans v. ISU Democrats When: 7 p.m. What: The ISU Democrats will debate the College Republicans. Where: Sun Room, Memorial Union

Fighting Hunger: A DNA Engineer’s Path to Science and Success When: 8 p.m. What: A lecture by Charles Stewart Jr., research associate at the Salk Institute. Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union

TRIVIA: Students compete in Kaledioquiz

Buck Bowling When: Noon - 10 p.m. What: $1 bowling, $1 shoes and $1 soda all afternoon and evening. Where Underground, Memorial Union


Grandma Mojo’s Student Comedy Troupe When: 10 p.m. What: Come see Iowa State’s very own student improv comedy troupe. Cost $1 Where: Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

Open Mic Nite When: 8 p.m. What: All talents and guests welcome, and cost is free Where: Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

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Police Blotter: Feb. 27 Jeffrey Peden, 47, of Alden, was arrested and charged with assault on a peace officer (serious) and operating while intoxicated (third offense). (reported at 3:31 a.m.) Lisa Mauricio, 23, 919 Garfield Ave., was arrested and charged with driving while barred, false report to law enforcement and operating while intoxicated (second offense). (reported at 3:33 a.m.) John Hodnett, 19, 2121 Sunset Drive, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug parapher-

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Environmental resource workshop When: Noon - 1:30 p.m. What: ”The Value of Secure Property Rights: Evidence from Global Fisheries Where: 368A Heady Hall

ISU Clarinet Choir When: 7:30 - 9:15 p.m. What: A music performance by the ISU music department Where: Martha-Ellen Tye Recital, Music Building

Jimmy Fallon found a cool way to mark the second anniversary of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”: with a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor. Fallon, Ben Greenfield and Jerry Cohen announced on the funnyman’s show last night that the treat will be called Late Night Snack — vanilla bean ice cream with a salty caramel swirl and fudge-covered potato chip clusters — and will soon be making its way into Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops. The idea for the ice cream came about last summer when Ben & Jerry’s requested a meeting with Fallon after seeing him perform a tribute to the dairy duo with his faux band Ladysmith Snack Mambazo. “They set up ice cream in our conference room, started talking, and asked if we wanted to do

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our own flavor,” says Fallon. “We said, ‘Are you kidding?! That’s living the dream!’” Fallon isn’t the only famous face to get his own flavor: Stephen Colbert (Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream), Elton John (Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road), Jerry Garcia (Cherry Garcia), and rockers Phish (Phish Food) have also been added to the Ben & Jerry’s roster.

’Idol’s’ Chris Medina gets donation from Topher Grace Chris Medina may not have made it to the Top 13 of “American Idol,” but that doesn’t mean he’s not a winner. The singer touched the judges and fans alike with his story of sticking by the side of his fiance, Juliana Ramos, who was involved in a traumatic car accident two months prior to their planned wedding. As a recent guest on “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Medina was surprised by a $35,000 donation from Proactiv to help with Ramos’ care. “So awesome,” Medina said, his voice breaking as he wept. “That’s so cool.” Actor Topher Grace was also a guest on Seacrest’s program, and he and Ryan Kavanaugh, the producer of Grace’s latest project “Take Me Home Tonight,” decided to also kick in to the fund by matching the $35,000. “Topher and I kind of talked about it and we want to do something special for you as well,” Kavanaugh said. “We talked about what defines a man, and you are what defines a man.” “I’m not really [an] emotional guy, but it’s amazing and my hat is off to you,” Grace said. Producer Rodney Jerkins was also moved by Medina and Ramos’ story, and wrote the

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Maricopa Drive unit 13, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated and aggravated domestic abuse. (reported at 1:24 a.m.) Carson Sinclair, 41, 1412 McKinley Drive, was arrested and charged with serious domestic abuse. (reported at 4:20 a.m.) It was determined that sticks placed in the grass at the cemetery were part of an art project and not acts of criminal mischief. (reported at 8:17 a.m.) A female student reported being harassed by a man. It was later determined the man left the

country last week. (reported at 9:54 a.m.)(reported at XX:XX x.m.) Tristan Torres, 28, of Boone, was arrested and charged with his second offense of operating while intoxicated. (reported at 12:00 p.m.) A delivery truck that left the scene collided with a stop sign. The driver was later identified and the sign was repaired. (reported at 12:08 p.m.) Steven Jay, 56, of Boone, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated. (reported at 8:10 p.m.)

song “What Are Words” for the singer. Those wishing to donate money for Ramos’ care can visit the Lars Foundation.

theaters on February 10, 2012, reports the L.A. Times. The plan is to roll out additional 3-D conversions of the remaining five flicks each year after that. “Phantom Menace” isn’t the only big 3-D blockbuster hitting screens in 2012. According to the L.A. Times, a 3-D conversion of James Cameron’s “Titanic” will sail into theaters next April, with “Conan the Barbarian,” “Fright Night” and “Adventures of Tintin” arriving later in the year.

Paula Abdul is fine after frantic 911 call TMZ has obtained a recording of a Valentine’s Day phone call Abdul made to 911 in which she appears to be having a spat with her boyfriend as they drive along a Santa Barbara freeway. “I want out of this car and he won’t let me!” a frantic, crying Abdul tells the operator, before saying to her beau, “Are you gonna drop me off? Are you gonna drop me off, ‘cause I have emergency on the phone!” The “Live to Dance” host ultimately tells the operator she is indeed being dropped off. A spokesperson for Abdul tells CNN, “Arguments with loved ones are oftentimes heated. After the call was made everything was worked out.” In happier news, Abdul is on the shortlist of people being considered for the judges’ panel on Fox’s upcoming talent contest “The X Factor.” “We’ve taken it down to a smaller group of people and she’s in that panel,” Simon Cowell told “Access Hollywood,” adding that Mariah Carey, Nicole Scherzinger and George Michael are also under consideration. “But, you know, it’s more than me who makes the decision.” “The X Factor” will make its debut this fall.

‘Star Wars’ 3-D arriving in theaters February 2012 At George Lucas is taking the “Star Wars” movies into a whole new galaxy, re-releasing each of the fantasy films as a 3-D spectacular. The first of the films, “Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace,” is expected to arrive in

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Lady Gaga says ‘I do’ to CNN cameraman Going to Paris to shoot an interview with Lady Gaga makes for a good Facebook status update in its own right, but what happened in the 10 seconds as I went to put on her microphone made that update more interesting. As Lady Gaga and fashion designer Nicola Formichetti — ­­ he designed Lady Gaga’s famous “meat” dress — came in for our interview and I went to put their microphones on them, Lady Gaga’s sparkly ring flew off her hand and settled into the corner. Being the gallant person that I am, I went and picked it up for her. I was just going to hand it back to her, but as I approached, she stuck her hand out with her fingers extended. I thought for a second, and then asked, “Which finger?” She indicated her middle finger and so I placed the ring back on her hand. At that point she looked at me, smiled, fluttered her eyelashes a bit and said, “I do.” It was only later after the interview was over and we were packing up that I got to chuckle about it. When I revealed that the Lady herself had offered her hand.

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Libyan opposition

Fighting continues between rebels, leaders TRIPOLI, Libya — Standing outside a courthouse Sunday that the Libyan opposition is using for a base of operations in the town of Misrata, east of Tripoli, a witness described a field of jubilation against a backdrop of blood stains and rocket fragments. “I’m standing in the middle of a ... battlefield,” the witness told CNN by phone from Misrata after a fierce fight between rebels and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. People were holding their hands up, singing, chanting and cheering, he said. “Everyone is hugging everyone.” CNN is not identifying witnesses and sources for safety reasons. A doctor at Central Misrata Hospital said 42 people were killed in the fighting — 17 from the opposition and 25 from the pro-Gadhafi forces. Among the dead was a 3-year-old child, killed from direct fire, the doctor said. At least 85 people were wounded, the doctor said. The fighting continued on the city’s outskirts Sunday evening.

The witness described the opposition’s victory in central Misrata even as people some 125 miles west at a pro-Gadhafi demonstration in Tripoli insisted the government had taken back Misrata. After reports of the opposition successfully holding onto Misrata, Libyan state TV showed a graphic stating that “strict orders have been issued to the armed forces not to enter cities taken by terrorist gangs.” On Sunday morning, proGadhafi militias converged on Misrata from three different points, trying to retake control of the city, the witness said. He saw four tanks, though other witnesses told him there were a total of six. Using heavy artillery, the ground forces and tanks headed for the courthouse operations base. Tanks fired rockets at the building, and black smoke could be seen rising from it, he said. The opposition couldn’t match the government’s weaponry, but rebels took to the streets using what weapons they had, such as machine

guns. And some simply picked up whatever they could find, with some resorting to sticks, he said. Speaking to CNN during the battle, he said. “People are willing to die for the cause,” describing them as “fearless” and “amazing.” Later, after the forces had been repelled from the city center, the witness said, “I can’t believe it.” “The will and the determination and dedication that people are showing here on the ground, it just makes you speechless,” he said. Describing the scene, he said, “We’re talking about a rocket on the ground. We’re talking about blood everywhere.” CNN could not confirm witness reports for many areas in Libya, including Misrata. Valerie Amos, the United Nations’ Under SecretaryGeneral for Humanitarian Affairs, said Sunday that there was “urgent” need for humanitarian aid in Misrata because “people are dying and need help immediately.” CNN Wire Staff



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Lawmakers disagree, House Republicans reduce spending By Charles Riley CNN Wire Service NEW YORK — On Day 157 of operating without a full budget, and with 13 days to go before the latest short-term fix expires, lawmakers appear no closer to a deal to keep the government running. Lawmakers stuck to entrenched positions Sunday, with Republicans insisting on spending cuts nearly 10 times larger than the $6.5 billion offered by the White House. The apparent stall comes in the wake of a closed-door negotiating session on Thursday, when President Obama sent Vice President Joe Biden, budget director Jacob Lew and Chief of Staff William Daley to hammer out a plan with top lawmakers from both parties. At that meeting, the White House proposed cutting an additional $6.5 billion from current funding levels. Republicans say that’s not enough. On Saturday, Obama signaled he is willing concede more ground. “I’m prepared to do more,” Obama said in his weekly radio address. “But we’ll only finish the job together -- by sitting at the same table, working out our differences, and finding common ground.” But a broad consensus will be difficult to

establish. The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate warned Sunday that cuts beyond the $6.5 billion level would have a detrimental effect on education and the economy. “I think we’ve pushed this to the limit,” Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois said on “Fox News Sunday.” Still, the official line out of the White House is one of optimism that an agreement will be reached. “Vice President Biden had a discussion with the four leaders,” Daley said Sunday on “Meet the Press.” “I think there’s total agreement that no one wants a shutdown of this government.” The White House had already accepted a $4 billion reduction on Wednesday, when Obama signed a temporary spending bill that will keep the government running until March 18. That was the fifth short-term spending bill this fiscal year, which began Oct. 1. But House Republicans have already passed a spending bill that would cut much more, reducing spending authority by $61 billion. “We are only seven months away from the end of this fiscal year and we don’t have a budget, which is kind of ridiculous,” Daley said. “No company could get away with that.”

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Trump executive vice president visits Des Moines Adviser to meet with GOP officials, campaign sources While Donald Trump may be focusing on his television show, a senior adviser — who has been pushing a possible presidential bid for the real estate tycoon — will make a visit to Iowa on Monday. Michael Cohen, executive vice president at the Trump

Organization and a special counsel to Trump, will go to Des Moines on Monday to meet with Republican party officials, organizers and potential sources of campaign money. Cohen helped create the website ShouldTrumpRun. com, which is not connected to Trump and was set up independently. His visit comes on a day six other likely Republican candidates will be in the state, home

>>RALLY.p1A “I think it is important for students to be more politically engaged, which includes attending rallies as well as volunteering, signing petitions, writing letters to the editor and, of course, voting,” she said. “It is important for students to make their voices heard.” “I think such lobbying efforts can be successful, especially if students turn out in force to show the legislators that they care about issues that will not only affect their university educations but also their future as citizens of Iowa,” Bystrom said. Luke Roling, president of GSB, said the university is running on a pretty lean budget. A tight university budget is what makes it important for students to talk to their legislators. “The university is at a point where ... year after year of budget cuts are really starting to take a toll on the student experience,” Roling said. “A lot of students are starting to see a

to the nation’s first caucuses February 6. “I’ll be meeting with significant people in Iowa, including large donors,” he told CNN. “I’m gauging the reception Mr. Trump would have ... In June, when he hopefully decides to run, I’ll be able to turn the information over to him.” Cohen said he is meeting with about a dozen “leading GOP representatives” during the trip.

And though Trump is aware of the trip, he did not ask his adviser to go. He will also attend the Iowa Faith and Freedom spring event Monday night, where Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Buddy Roemer will address a gathering of social conservatives. Trump, who won’t make a decision on whether to run for the presidency until the last episode of “Celebrity


small decrease in maintenance, less frequent cleaning, and it’s really getting to the point where it’s going to have a severe impact,” Roling said. Rolling said this is the reason why a big push is happening this year as opposed to other years. “We haven’t had salary raises in a number of years. We’re at a point of losing faculty if we don’t get the proper funding,” Roling said. Roling said in response to the ISU Republicans plan to lobby for the cuts, that if students want to enjoy their quality of education they cannot support the cuts. “I’ve only heard through the grapevine that they have interests in lobbying for cuts. ... Students are entitled to their own opinions,” Roling said. Roling will be attending the Big 12 Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C., next week as well. Transportation is provided to the Iowa Capitol. A bus will be leaving at 10 a.m. Monday from the west side of the Memorial Union.

Lisa Heddens, the state representative to district 46 which covers the northern half of Ames, Gilbert and Eastern Boone County, reiterated being polite. “Don’t be confrontational. I’ve had that happen to me,” Heddens said. Heddens said she did not think she has any committee meetings Monday, but she said to be patient because legislators might be in line to speak or in caucus. Herman Quirmbach, a senator representing district 23, gave an update on what is happening at the Capitol. Quirmbach said it became apparent what bills are alive and which are dead because the first bottleneck is done. He said the bills that weren’t



ated a business plan, according to the lawsuit. They left on Feb. 1, the same day the sale closed. The lawsuit alleges that they met with vendors, sent out an ad soliciting customers and claims Nestor ran a “Killdisk” program that destroys information contained on his computer. The lawsuit accused Reimer, Wagner and Nestor of violating contracts that bar them from working in veterinary medicine for at least two years in the Des Moines area after leaving. Hainka conspired with others to launch a competing business while still getting paid by the firm, according to the lawsuit. “The university has not added any staff. The majority of the staff working at IVS were offered the opportunity to continue to work for ISU-IVC. The clinic continues to operate and provide services in the Des Moines metropolitan area and will continue to do so,” said Warren Madden, vice president of business and finance, in an e-mail.

At the February meeting of the Iowa Board of Regents, Iowa State proposed a tuition increase of seven percent for students who are residents of Iowa. Rasmussen said the ‘other income’ category includes grants and contracts. She said that category is usually pretty stable because of the university’s strong past in research. The last source of income is Sales and Services. Last year no money went toward the general fund operating budget from sales and services, but $40,000 went toward restricted and other funds from sales and services. Rasmussen said after totaling up the University’s expected incomes, the next step is to look at what kind of increased costs the university is facing. She said gas prices are going up, and


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affected by the bottlenecking were appropriations and ways and means bills. Quirmbach said he has been working with the Government of the Student Body to exempt sales tax from textbooks. He said the education committee voted on the bill last week, and it was referred to the ways and means committee. “Each year we take turns whether the House or Senate is going to regulate appropriation bills. This year the education appropriations bill will start in the house,” Quirmbach said. He said along with informing your legislators about personal stories, make sure to inform legislators about your plans to either stay in Iowa or leave. “We don’t like young people leaving Iowa ... we want to keep people here,” Quirmbach said. He said if you have had older

fringe benefits for faculty are always increasing. Rasmussen also talked about the increasing enrollment numbers. She said rising numbers bring in more tuition dollars, but residence halls need to be sure there is adequate housing. “There are more people everywhere. There is a reduction of parking, which puts pressure on them. It’s not pressure in a bad way. It just means there are more people everywhere,” Rasmussen said. She said it also puts pressure on maintaining infrastructure resources. “We want students to have a good first year ... We need to make sure there are enough seats in classes and enough space in labs,” Rasmussen said. She said there are also other things to consider. “The thing to think about when wondering how bad this is ... this is deeply con-

that Trump’s favorable ratings in a recent poll “says more about the media than Donald Trump.” Alexander said, “There’s always someone like Donald Trump who runs who has absolutely no chance of winning and who is well known. I mean, he’s famous for being famous. He may be good in business but he’s not going to be president.” CNN Wire Staff brothers or sisters or know people from high school who have gone out of state be sure to tell your legislator that story. Quirmbach said part of what has helped Iowa get through the recession was the federal stimulus money, but that money is going away. He said by law the legislature has to run a 1 percent surplus. “Surpluses by law have to go into reserve funds; the cash reserve and economic emergency funds. That money makes up about 10 percent of our budget,” Quirmbach said. He said the reserve funds are now filled up to the legal limit. “Not only are we running surplus, our reserve funding is full. We’re triple-A across the board. No one else has that. They don’t give anything higher than that. We’re in reasonably good shape,” Quirmbach said.

cerning because it comes on the heels of three consecutive budget cuts,” Rasmussen said. “On the other hand it could be worse. We could be looking at a huge increase in utilities and benefits. It’s not going down, but we’re not seeing huge spikes. We do need to be thinking about organization and structure.” She said the reason the Blue Sky Taskforce was created was to look at ways to change organization. “We will have to find ways to bring activities in line with the resources we have,” Rasmussen said. The university is now waiting to finalize the expected sources of income for next year. The Iowa Senate was expected to release a budget this week, but did not. Final enrollment numbers are scheduled to be generated by March 21, and tuition and fees will be discussed again March 23.

are lowest, that’s when CO2 levels will be lowest.” Reichert had his students study real-world buisness scenarios, he assigned them three different tasks to gain a better understanding of how budgets work. The first task given was the sink simultation, as water goes in and out of a sink to control the inflow rate. “We asked them questions based on the conditions of inflow and outflow of water going into the sink, what happens with overall water levels in your sink,” Reichert said. The second task involved solar radiation budgets in the atmosphere, the incoming

solar radiation and outgoing longwave radiation and its relationship to temperature throughout the year. The third task had students look at bank accounts. Students observed the total amount of deposits and withdrawals and how that effects overall bank balance. The result was a problem called cognitive conflict, where students were challenged with the misconceptions they have. “We found out that students have a misunderstanding about how these budgets work and that cognitive conflict essentially gives them the answer to the questions but

presents it to them in a way that addresses directly what we think they have in their mind with matching the input pattern with the output,” said Cinzia Cervato, professor in geological and atmospheric sciences. “It’s how students’ minds choose to interpret data that we’re trying to figure out,” Cervato said. “We are expecting them to go and make that choice, and we’re assuring them that that choice is incorrect,” Cervato said. Reichert said he hopes people understand this common misconception, and discussing his research to students and faculty was an opportuni-

ty he hoped outreach to those uninformed. “What I want people to take away from my work is something that educators have known for a long time,” Reichert said. “What my research shows is that if you just rely on lectures, these misconceptions that people have just persist, [students are] not going to give those ideas up unless they’re challenged on those ideas and they’re shown why they’re inaccurate, what the scientifically accepted idea is and then they have to be convinced that it’s superior to their old idea before they can latch onto that.”


nition I got on the track, that I had more opportunities to help individuals,” Carlos said about his track and field career. For Carlos, this moment was the beginning of his own personal battle with civil rights movements. Carlos was further inspired to believe in himself and his beliefs when his father went to him one day and said that in all

of the times he thought John Carlos was wrong that he was in fact right, and that he loved and respected him. “Now I know I’m right,” Carlos said. Most of Carlos’s inspiration came from the idea that there are parts of society are broken, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to fix those parts. “It has to be intermingled. It has to be diversity,” said Carlos. “We wouldn’t have a great society if it was only one-sided.” It was a this point in his

keynote address that Carlos attributed much of his inspiration to Martin Luther King Jr. and a statement that he made to Carlos a little over a week before he was assassinated. “I have to stand for people that can’t stand for themselves. I have to stand for those that won’t stand for themselves,” King said. This statement, for Carlos, only strengthened his beliefs and actions. “We all have to get in this soup bowl to fix it,” said Carlos about every race and ethnicity in America.

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Shoddy GSB turnout is our fault, too You’ve probably noticed GSB elections are today and tomorrow. Or not. We can’t say we blame you. Rest assured we’ve been doing our best to keep you informed on the candidates and their platforms, and to your right you’ll find us doing just that. Will you care? We’re not sure. GSB Election turnouts, historically, fall somewhere in between City Council and School Board elections. Maybe less. There was an excellent article in last month’s edition of Ethos written by our very own Taysha Murtaugh with extra reporty goodness from Emily Bloomquist titled “Government of Which Student Body,” a veritable exposé that broke down the actual representation, or lack thereof, on behalf of GSB Senators. We weren’t completely surprised at just how low the last election turnout was: There were 27,945 students at Iowa State during the last election, 2,120 of whom voted for the winning ticket. According to our calculators, that means Roling/Dobbels represents the interests of 7.6 percent of last years’ students. Keep in mind, last year’s turnout was almost double that of the previous year. It’s also worth noting that 14 of 37 GSB senators — 38 percent of GSB’s legislative branch — won their positions with less than seven votes. Now, that isn’t to say that the blame falls squarely on the elected — it’s the responsibility of each and every student at this institution to vote for a GSB senator whose interests mirror their own. Still, we can’t help but take the abysmal election turnouts as a reflection on the general feeling of indifference, if not apathy, toward GSB. With such a small margin of victory, it’s sometimes difficult to get on board with the concept that our elected student representatives can actually represent the majority of the student population. Having said that, we know that students who run for GSB positions do so with the intent of representing each and every student at Iowa State — not just the small percentage who participate in the elections. It’s our responsibility to help them do their jobs, because it’s in our best interest. Whether it’s voting or abstaining in GSB elections, writing letters or taking a trip to the Capitol, it’s important for us to make our voices heard. We’ll be among those at the Capitol today so the State Legislature knows just how thrilled we are about their attempts at degrading the quality of our education. We’re hoping to catch up with the Hoben/Knight and Bruning/Voss tickets on the way down, and anxious to see what they’ll be saying. We’ll keep you posted. Editorial Board

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Columnist Blue writes that violent rhetoric, although unnecessary, will never be dropped in American political culture. Courtesy photo: Thinkstock

Violent rhetoric here to stay By Brandon.Blue

We should admire civility of our elected officials


ince Jared Lee Loughner’s January rampage caused us to consider it, we’ve seen a huge increase in calls for levelheadedness, kinder non-violent rhetoric and sickly-sweet sentiments toward one another that would make the Care Bears gag. Take, for example, Wisconsin State Rep. Gordon Hintz’s shouting, “You’re f---ing dead” to fellow Wisconsin State Rep. Michelle Litjens on Friday. Or Mike Papantonio’s assertion, guesthosting Ed Schultz’s radio show Feb. 22, that elderly tea partiers are “not moving through fast enough because we can keep people alive a long time with good medication.” Or even Massachusetts Rep. Mike Capuano’s urging a pro-union crowd Feb. 22 in Boston that it was time for things to “get a little bloody” in defense of union rights. I admire the civility and reservation of our elected representatives in avoiding opening their mouths and inserting their feet. I admire their ability to articulate their ideas in ways that far outstrip a carpenter missing a nail and connecting with his thumb.

To titillate the centrist in us all, let me point out that stupidity knows no party lines. Whig, Tory or Rent is Too Damn High, all parties have seen their share of moonbats and wingnuts. Let me reel in the sarcasm for one paragraph here; Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., exercised good taste in mid January, reading a list of political comments he found despicable on the House floor. He omitted the names from the comments, leaving only the violent bits. A wise move, and one that junior legislators would do well to mimic. All sarcasm considered, it’s not scarier because a candidate for governor is saying these things. Two of his quotes came from GOP gubernatorial candidates Sharron Angle and Stephen Broden. Note that neither are the governor of anything except the crazy wonderlands in their respective minds. Already out on a limb bowing comically, the media struggles to find violent comments from the tea party. Instead, they rely on connecting them to uncouth individuals. As any good statistician will tell you, correlation always implies causation. Ten cases out of ten, if it happened concurrently or even

recently, it was pretty much the reason for it. Therefore, when O’Reilly puts a column on his website about Jim McDermott and one day later McDermott gets threatening phone calls from a guy one side item short of a meal bundle, O’Reilly’s column forced the gears of his mind to grind against each other. What else could possibly have motivated him? As I am an entirely unbiased opinion columnist, I’ll point out that a lot of this rhetoric is coming from the left. Michelle Malkin, also an unbiased opinion writer, has compiled a literal decade’s worth of liberal hate speech on her website. This causes me to ponder our motivation to wish physical harm to one another. I mean, I think it’s an objective shame that there’s not a truck big enough to run over every liberal at once, but it wouldn’t be big enough to run over every conservative either. The door swings both ways, and seems to hit us all as we leave to make fools of ourselves. There will never be a day, America, in which we drop the violent rhetoric. We’ll always have that base instinct to wish our opponents muted, and as most of us lack the ability to verbally kneecap our political foes, we can only shake our fists at the sky for not striking them with a rogue lightning bolt.


‘The Roommate’ lacks real horror


couple of weeks ago, “The Roommate” premiered in theatres. When I first saw the previews, I expected this Christian E. Christiansen thriller to strike fear in the mind of every high school senior preparing for college. I mean, how could it not? The whole concept of going off to college to meet your random roommate is nerve-racking enough; add an apparently violent and crazy bitch to the equation, and you should have yourselves a decent horror movie, right? Wrong. Not according to the reviews, anyway. From what I’ve read, most people didn’t find the movie frightening, or creative or wellwritten, for that matter, either. After reading a synopsis of the movie, I see why. Basically, Leighton Meester, who plays a schizophrenic, bipolar freshman, becomes obsessed with her new roommate, Minka Kelly; so obsessed that apparently *SPOILER ALERT* she begins attacking her friends and boyfriend. That’s it. What’s the big deal? Can we really blame Meester’s character for becoming obsessed with the gorgeous Minka Kelly? I’m only kidding, of course. Obsession like that truly is creepy and absolutely unacceptable, but the movie could have been made a lot scarier by adding some more

By Taysha.Murtaugh realistic and equally-frightening examples: Instead of the shower scene where Leighton’s character rips the belly button ring out of Kelly’s friend, for instance, the writers should have recreated the times where your roommate lets the shower run for about 10 minutes before actually getting in. I’m sorry, but there is no way the shower takes that long to “warm up.” The same is true for leaving the lights on in the apartment, and I do mean all the lights. If you have to go into her room and shut off her lamp, her closet light, her bedroom light and her bathroom light, and she’s been gone all day, you’re not going to be happy. When you get your utility bill and see the ridiculous numbers? Now that’s hair-raising. Even more disturbing is the sink filled with her moldy food underneath all of her dishes that she refused to wash for about two weeks. Meanwhile, she continues to add to the dirty stack of pots and pans when she cooks a three-course meal for herself, every day. Whatever happened to “Cup of Noodles?” It’s quick, easy, and most importantly, it’s disposable. If you thought mold in the sink was smelly, how about the mysterious smell coming from the

pantry? It’s OK; it turns out your roommate has just hidden three full bags of trash in there, because I guess the dumpster is just too far away. “You can borrow anything that you want,” says Leester’s character to Kelly’s. Borrowing is all fine and good, if both roommates agree on it. Imagine you don’t, though — you’re extremely territorial and it’s just not OK — and you’ve made that perfectly clear to your roommate. When she comes to your room with a top you haven’t worn in more than a year and says she “found it in her laundry” and “you must have left it in the dryer when you last dried your clothes,” how are you going to react? What about when she goes into your room without asking and borrows your DVDs and then leaves them strewn about the living room, out of their cases. Keep in mind, you are not friends to begin with, so on what planet would it be okay for her to become so comfortable with your stuff and then lie about it? Beyond Meester’s character’s obvious issues with psychotic obsession, couldn’t the writers of “The Roommate” have given her some more common personality flaws seen in college roommates? For instance, the character

could be more like your roommate who talks about herself incessantly. When you manage to squeeze in a few short remarks to break her endless stream of mindless chatter, she finds a way to prove herself superior, or “one-up” you. Then at 2 a.m. when you’re trying to sleep, she’s laughing and talking with her friends at a seemingly inhuman decibel level. It doesn’t matter if she’s on the other side of the apartment or right outside your bedroom door, you can pretty much hear her incredibly clearly no matter where she is. Try not to pull your hair out when she forces you to help her pick out an outfit that her conservative boyfriend will “approve of.” You’ll hear about her boyfriend in every conversation in which she’s involved too; apparently getting married as an incredibly immature 20-year-old just so you can finally consummate the relationship is something to admire. Considering all the things she could have done, Meester’s character was really not all that bad. If the screenwriters for “The Roommate” really wanted to scare incoming freshmen, they should have taken examples from real college students. As it is, I will not be seeing this movie; I’m already living a horror movie.

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University funding: logical or partisan?

By Rick.Hanton

Deficit reduction should not force educational cuts


oday many ISU students will be down at the Capitol talking to Iowa legislators about the proposed cuts to the Regent Universities’ budgets. Some will be fighting the proposed appropriations cuts with the ISU Ambassadors organization, and others will be supporting the cuts. My question in all of this is why students would advocate for cuts to university appropriations? If you are an ISU student, you go to school here, many of you are Iowa residents and even of those who are not, many pay Iowa taxes. Why would you possibly want to support the government’s work to cut state university appropriations and put more financial burdens on your shoulders again? I’m not trying not to take a political stance on the issue here, though I, of course, have bias. I simply wonder why Mr. Pals of the ISU Republicans was arguing that it is partisan to do the logical thing, to try to preserve state funding for our university. Does it make any sense to shoot yourself in the foot and advocate raising the cost of attendance at Iowa State? I know when I first decided to come to Iowa State in my senior year of high school, one of the good things about Iowa State was that it was not super expensive for an out-of-state school – I’m from Minnesota. I had a few scholarships that helped bring down the price and make Iowa State an affordable choice for a student who wasn’t sure about his degree aspirations. That was five years ago. Today, my scholar-

ships are long gone, and next year I estimate that my education will cost me more than $12,000 not including food and textbooks — for the one semester that I am at Iowa State in 2011-2012. Now to give Iowa State credit, this is still much lower than the cost to attend a private university, but it will definitely take me some time to pay back all of my education once I graduate. I understand that Iowa, like many other states, is in a budget crunch right now and is spending much more than they will receive in taxes. Services will need to be cut back and belts will need to be tightened. But along with this belt-tightening, can’t we look at other methods to balance the budget? Once services are cut back by the state, why not get more money by raising taxes a little? I have worked in Iowa for the last few years, and I really wouldn’t mind paying a bit more in taxes on my engineering salary. It seems like for Republicans, raising taxes is one of the biggest taboos in the book. Why would we increase taxes to pay our debts when we can simply strip government to a shell of its former self, right? Watching a few clips of Republican pundits, you would think that they would simply prefer no government at all. Where would we be then? Iowa State would certainly have never existed without state support and a massive grant of national land many years ago. So before you go yelling about the partisan ISU Ambassadors and ISU administration, realize that they are only trying to support the affordability of this university and are not trying to push a specific political agenda.

ISU students are heading to the Iowa Capitol to talk to legislators about proposed budget cuts that would affect Iowa’s Regent Universities. File photo: Tyler Kingkade/Iowa State Daily

GSB, for instance, has been pressuring the Iowa Legislature to keep Iowa State affordable for years. I know it was a high priority when I worked for the GSB administration three years ago. This issue was not a political Republicans vs. Democrats fight until Mr. Pals made it one. I also debate his sentiment that Iowa State should simply pass cuts down to students, canceling whole programs, firing non-tenured professors and further degrading the state of the university. If you want to understand how

Iowa State is struggling today, just ask your department chair or maybe your favorite building custodian. With all the cuts that Iowa State has already endured, I’m not sure how much more we can handle before tuition starts to rise exponentially. In any case, if you are not able to work with the Ambassadors to fight in person for or against the cuts today, consider writing to your local representatives to tell them how you feel about the potential of cuts. It’s just one more way you can make your voice heard.


Fear invokes survival instinct, enables us to evolve


hat we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson What do you fear? Is it something non-existent? Is it a habit? Is it a vicious animal? There are an incredible number of fears out there. Some are considered crazy, others are universal. I believe everyone fears something, whether they admit it or not It’s human nature. Being alone, snakes, spiders, clowns; these are all prime examples of common human fears. Is it crazy to fear some things? This calls into question defining what is normal. Normal, to me, is something the majority of people agree on and makes sense; at least those that think of it making sense.So, when speaking of what is crazy. Crazy fears are what put people in the looney bin. For example, a 40-year-old man is neurotic over the fact aliens are going to burst into his home and molest him. The four fears I listed to start this paragraph, those would be what I consider normal fears.

By Tyler.Grask

Clowns are debatable, but try saying that after you watch the movie “It”. What is normal and abnormal is often to be determined by the individual. Being afraid of something that brings pain and displeasure if not avoided, is normal. A big reason of how we humans have successfully evolved is because of fear. It drives us, often instinctively, to take the path that produces safety and security. Why one fears something is due to biological factors, experience or a combination of both. Perhaps a scary experience triggers a biological fear buried deep inside. Whatever your heart-racing stimuli are, they are there for a reason, to keep you alive; either that or drive you crazy. But to go through life fearing so many things is such a negative, unproductive way to live. While there is much to fear out there in this big orb we call Earth, there is also so much awesome stuff in our everyday lives. Being attentive more to what brings you happiness, rather than fear and anxiety, is how

life should be lived. But you must live with a degree of caution, right? I mean, you’re not going to cross Lincoln Way without checking for oncoming traffic. You aren’t going to beerbong a bottle of Jack Daniels and expect to live to tell the tale. Well, first of all, your body would immediately reject this. But you get my drift. Common sense, it’s your buddy, use it. Common sense can eliminate paranoid thoughts, give life a sense of organization. Fear has it’s time and place. Picture yourself in an airplane. You’ve never ridden one before. There’s a couple men with turbans sitting on either side of you. Shucks, you didn’t even get the window seat. So, already you’re in an uncomfortable, possibly threatening situation. Oh no, what’s that rattling sound? A rattle snake, on a plane? Not just one, but they’re hidden everywhere! In the overheads, the barfbags, the lavatory; this is becoming a nightmare. All that’s missing from this Mona Lisa I’ve

painted for you is Samuel L. Jackson screaming profanity about snakes on a plane. You may be asking yourself, where is he going with this? The answer is simple: This is a situation with many realistic fears being laid out there. If you found yourself in this pickle, your fear, adrenaline would propel you to get out of the way of all this crap to a parachute or safe location. Fears invoke responses that keep you alive. They exist for a reason. You just have to know what to fear and what not to. Fear doesn’t mean you have to be scared of something either. A fear should be a stimuli which grabs your attention. A fear is an awareness that keeps you on this planet. Fear has enabled us and other species to have successfully evolved into what we are today. They keep us alert, and can sometimes drive us insane. But you shouldn’t let that happen. Live a good, honest life and deal with troubles as they come.

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Bruning, Voss bring experience, innovation

By Michael.Belding


SB officer elections are Monday and Tuesday. One of the candidates for GSB President is Jessica Bruning; her running mate is Dan Voss, sophomore in mechanical engineering. Bruning, junior in political science and apparel design, was encouraged to run for student body president over the summer, and decided to do so this fall. I support that decision. Bruning has consistently demonstrated that, with her experience, ideas and personality, she can work to produce results at any student organization with which she works. Student organizations, such as those associated with the Government of the Student Body, are actual institutions students can work with to improve the university and their community. Bruning has many ideas to make such improvements — dealing with student debt, diversity, sustainability, campustown redevelopment and relations between GSB and the student body. Student Debt Behind Washington, D.C., the state of Iowa is ranked second-highest for student debt which, upon graduation, averages some $30,000. Bruning believes GSB should work more with students to provide them with the resources to increase their financial literacy. Financial literacy counseling clinics and a program called Peers to Peers —an organization where trained students advise students seeking advice —may be small efforts due to funding and space constraints, but they are within GSB’s means, and should be pursued. Bruning is interested in implementing them more thoroughly and encouraging more students to interact with these resources. Student debt cannot be eliminated, but students can increase their awareness of funding options, details and methods of paying back loan amounts. Students need to be informed enough to make the best of their inevitably indebted situations. University support for financial literacy programs is absolutely essential. State support, even if merely in the form of not cutting university budgets, is also necessary. Budget cuts can be partially recouped by tuition increases, but not entirely. Students cannot maintain levels of funding on their own. ISU Ambassadors, a group Bruning leads, lobbies the state government to secure funding for

the university. Tax exemptions for textbook purchases are also an initiative Bruning supports. Currently, students can fill out and file a form to have refunded the sales tax they paid on textbooks purchased at a university book store. Ideally, textbooks would be automatically exempted upon purchase from sales tax. Currently, state-funded work-study is nonexistent. In the 1990-1991 academic year, funding peaked at $738,521. Formerly, departments employing students who qualified for work-study paid 60 percent of wages, while state and federal work-study programs paid the remaining 40 percent. Departments faced with staff cuts could, if work-study funding was restored, fill positions with the department’s students. Available to work and work for less, students are ideal for departments which are forced to cut staff but still need work done. The Peers to Peers program in particular is an asset that can be made available to students, Bruning says. Through it, financial counseling would be provided by trained students, especially graduate students. It is a less expensive additional option in addition to other sources of financial counseling. Celebrating diversity At present an umbrella group called Mind the Gap exists to provide different clubs with resources to plan multicultural events. Bruning would work to continue funding for Mind the Gap and would work with the International Student Council. Collaboration with the ISC is useful to recruit more international and multicultural candidates for GSB offices. Cultural gaps leading to a lack of understanding for funding requests could be handled better if minorities, international and multicultural students were more thoroughly incorporated into GSB organizations. Sustainability The Green Umbrella group currently collaborates among various groups on campus. One of Bruning’s ideas to increase the energy of campus sustainability efforts is to have an interested GSB Senator serve on the Green Umbrella group as a liaison between GSB and Green Umbrella. Current efforts to recycle center around


departments or buildings. Bruning would like to use university funding to encourage campuswide recycling, saying that such an initiative should not be paid for with student fees. Bruning and Voss both attended the recent Sustainability Symposium and heard many ideas there. They look forward to using their GSB positions to implement them. Campustown Redevelopment There are in Campustown few options for underage students. Bruning and Voss both serve on an alternative entertainment committee for campus and Campustown, which seeks to provide more venues for the underage portion of the student body. Bruning’s administration would work to improve the appearance of Campustown and solve logistical problems such as parking and lighting in an attempt to make the area more visitor-friendly. Many students interested in Campustown redevelopment feel their ideas are not being listened to by the City Council and government members. Bruning stated that all that needs to be done is for the appropriate people to be contacted. Council members are interested in and looking for student opinions. Bruning says that her administration would be more than willing to relay students’ concerns of which they are aware to the appropriate individuals working for the city of Ames. GSB-Student relations The Finance Committee and Senate sessions are admittedly intimidating to speak to for many students. Bruning would like to see a two-way relationship between GSB organizations and student clubs. This can be accomplished in part by the attendance of GSB members at club functions and meetings. For example, both Bruning and Voss attended Dance Marathon last month. The parliamentary procedure used by the GSB Senate can also be intimidating. One method Bruning sees to integrate students into GSB business is to seat persons familiar with the procedures in the gallery area of the Campanile Room, the room used by the Senate for its meetings. Qualifications Both Bruning and Voss are eminently qualified to be president and vice-president of Iowa State’s Government of the Student Body.

Voss, an Engineering Senator, also serves on a committee of the Faculty Senate to provide student perspective on potential program changes. In his work on the Finance Committee, he has worked with clubs, forming a rapport with them. He also serves as vice president of Engineers without Borders. Bruning is in her third year of work with GSB. She has served in the GSB Senate, for the Inter-Residence Hall Association; and because she is director of ISU Ambassadors she has served on the GSB cabinet. She has worked on projects spanning such matters as public relations, student outreach and diversity and is well acquainted with the behind-the-scenes operations of our Government of the Student Body. Your Voice, Amplified The campaign slogan of Bruning and Voss is “Your Voice, Amplified.” It is their aim to minimize the apathetic tendencies of students. It is their aim to make students feel as if they can come forward with their issues, concerns and ideas, and to make something out of them. Elaborating on her campaign slogan, Bruning stated that students will spend at least four years of their lives on this campus. During that time, students invest thousands of dollars in programs on which they have opportunities to capitalize. They should do so, and Bruning and Voss are enthusiastic about helping students capitalize on those opportunities. I endorse Jessica Bruning and Dan Voss for president and vice president of GSB because they interact with so many students on a daily basis as they serve the ISU community. They do so as they work for a variety of organizations, not merely as they seek election. They have a large amount of experience with the machinery of GSB. The vice-speaker of the GSB Senate endorsed their campaign, and several GSB cabinet members did so as well. Those members range from the directors of sustainability, diversity and public Relations. Bruning and Voss received endorsements from eight GSB Senators, the GSB chief of Staff and the GSB liaison to the city of Ames. I am sure that, if elected, Bruning and Voss will work to make sure that the issues bearing on the minds of Iowa Staters effect positive changes across campus and across the city.


GSB: service qualifies Hoben As we all know, the GSB elections are quickly approaching, and both campaigns are in full force. By voting on March 7-8, you are letting your voice be heard about what you feel is important to the future of this university. I hope that as you are filling out your ballot, you will keep one name in mind: Dakota Hoben. I have gotten to know Dakota closely over the past three years as a classmate, colleague and friend. We have had multiple professional opportunities together here on campus, including: the President’s Leadership Class, CALS Ambassadors, CALS Student Council, CALS Student Budget Committee and even a travel course to Greece. His service to these organizations has been nothing short of phenomenal and a great indicator of his qualifications to be our next GSB president.

Darrin Rahn is CALS Student Council president, and a senior in agricultural business and marketing

His height is not the only thing that sets this humble Iowa farm boy apart from the other campaign. Dakota and his running mate, Jared Knight, have developed a solid campaign targeting the key areas impacting us students: clubs, classroom and community. They have set attainable goals for the upcoming year. With their extensive GSB background and involvement in other campuswide organizations, Dakota and Jared have the means of making positive changes for the ISU student body. I hope you will join me by voting Hoben/ Knight as our next president and vice president!

Ensure your voice is heard Notice to the student body: All students are members of GSB and are encouraged to take part in discussion of bills and senate orders if they feel they can provide helpful information or if they have concerns about matters under discussion. This statement is read at the beginning of every meeting of the GSB Senate. Too often, though, students aren’t represented by their student government because they have little to no interaction with GSB. The problem is that GSB doesn’t reach out to the student body — the problem is that too many students don’t know what GSB is, what it does or why it matters. Our solution is to involve all students in student government. As candidates, we’ve had the pleasure of talking with student groups from all walks of campus life to discuss our ideas as well as to get new ones from students whose voices otherwise might not be heard.

Dakota Hoben and Jared Knight are running for GSB

president and vice president Many groups have been excited about our three C’s — Clubs, Classes and the Community — and the improvements we envision in each of those areas. However, those improvements will have little impact if the ideas and implementation come from two individuals rather than the student body. From day one we’ve been talking about the importance of getting students involved, but unlike those who are long on talk and short on action, we’ve already had success engaging students in student government. Through our work as senators for the College of Agriculture and the residence halls, we’ve seen student knowledge and participation in GSB increase. As president and vice president of the student body

we’ll begin changing the culture of student government, putting students first and ensuring that everyone has a voice in the process. We understand that enhancing the student experience in cubs, classroom and the community starts with student involvement and input, a process we’ve embraced as senators. Whether you’ve been involved in GSB for the entirety of your time at Iowa State or this is the first you’ve ever heard of the Government of the Student Body, having your voice heard starts with voting in this election. To ensure that your voice is heard throughout the year and not just on election day, go to and vote Hoben-Knight.


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The ISU men’s basketball team dropped its season finale, 67-55 at Kansas State on Saturday. The KSU victory sealed the Wildcats’ (229, 10-6 in Big 12) fate as the No. 4 seed in this week’s Big 12 Conference Championship, while the Cyclones (16-15, 3-13) will be the No. 12 seed in the tournament. Iowa State led the game as last as the 15-minute mark of the second half, but Jacob Pullen and the Wildcats were too much, and a 12-5 KSU run in the last four minutes of the game was too much and put the young Cyclones away. Pullen led Kansas State with 17 points, while ISU guard Diante Garrett led the Cyclones in four categories, points (18), assists (five), steals (four, a career high) and blocks (one). Garrett was the only Cyclone in double figures. The Cyclones will now face Colorado in the first round of the Big 12 tournament, beginning play at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kansas City’s Sprint Center. Daily staff

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Missouri put a sudden end to the fourgame ISU win streak Saturday, winning 49-48 in a game that went right down to the wire. Sophomore center Anna Prins carried the Cyclones with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Junior forward Jessica Schroll had nine points and six rebounds off the bench. Senior shooting guard Kelsey Bolte was held to five points. She shot 2-11 from the field and 1-6 from three-point range. Missouri’s Raeshara Brown led the way for the Tigers with 14 points and seven rebounds. The Tigers held a 47-42 lead with 4:03 left in the game when junior Lauren Mansfield hit a 3-pointer to pull within two points at 47-45. Flores answered, getting to the rim for a layup with 2:11 remaining to put the Tigers up 49-45. Prins, not to be outdone, nailed a three from the baseline with 48 seconds remaining to cut the lead to one at 49-48. Brown missed the one-and-one free throw, allowing the Cyclones to have one more shot. Freshman guard Kelsey Harris missed the jumpshot as the clock expired. With the loss, the Cyclones will be the No. 5 seed and will face Nebraska in the Big 12 tournament Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.

Oklahoma State’s Clayton Foster holds down his opponent, ISU wrestler Jerome Ward, during the Big 12 wrestling championships saturday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Ward lost the match and finished second to Foster in the 197-pound weight class. Photo: Jake Lovett/Iowa State Daily

Cyclones secure bids Team finishes last, earns four NCAA qualifying bids By Jake.Calhoun In his final time on the mats of Hilton Coliseum, Jon Reader gave the crowd a show. Reader, a senior from Davison, Mich., maintained his perfect season at 34-0 en route to winning his first-ever individual conference title at the Big 12 Championships, hosted by Iowa State. “It hasn’t even really hit me yet,” Reader said of his last time wrestling in Hilton. “I love wrestling in this arena, and it’s a fun environment, especially being at home with all our fans, you could really feel them out there going point by point.” Reader was also named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. Team-wise, the polarity of last year’s season to this season was evident, as Iowa State went from being upset by Oklahoma State by oneand-a-half points to the bottom of the Big 12 barrel. The Cyclones finished last in the team standings with 31 points, 15.5 away from fourth-place Nebraska, while earning only four automatic qualifying bids for the NCAA Championships in Philadelphia. This year marks the first time since 2006

Chris Drouin struggles to take down Missouri opponent Todd Schavrien during the afternoon portion of the Big 12 Wrestling Championship held Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. Schavrien defeated Drouin and went on to win the 141 weight class. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily

in which Iowa State has not qualified all 10 of its wrestlers, having been the only team in Division I to do so the past four years. “It was a tough day,” said ISU coach Kevin Jackson. “When you look at the overall Big 12 tournament, I think our athletes wrestled better with

the exception of 141,” Jackson said. At 141 pounds, senior Chris Drouin started as the No. 3 seed and finished in fifth place, failing to secure one of the four automatic qualifier bids for that weight class after two losses

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Reader crowned champion

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Senior continues undefeated season at Big 12s, sets sights on national championship

Cyclones come back to split weekend

By Darrin.Cline

The ISU softball team registered two comeback victories for a 2-2 record on the weekend. The Cyclones faced a Big Ten opponent in the Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday. The Buckeyes came into the weekend with a record of just 4-12. Despite their poor record, the Buckeyes overwhelmed the Cyclones for an 8-0 victory. The Cyclones registered just one hit in the game. Iowa State’s struggles continued later in the day with a 9-3 loss to the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. The Cyclones sought to bounce back from their 0-2 start when they faced the North Dakota Fighting Sioux on Saturday. The Cyclones got their offensive attack going against the Fighting Sioux as they scored a comeback 7-6 victory on 13 hits. In-state rival Drake jumped out to 2-0 lead on the Cyclones in the final game of the weekend. Faced with the possibility of a 1-3 record on the weekend, the Cyclones made a rally in the top of the seventh, scoring three runs for a 3-2 victory. The Cyclones (11-8) will be back in action next weekend with a trio of games against Wichita State in Wichita, Kansas. Zach Gourley, Daily staff writer



Two-time NCAA AllAmerican, M i d l a n d s Champion, undefeated senior regular season and Reader 119 career wins. Jon Reader has accomplished almost everything possible in his career at Iowa State. In four years of competition for the Cyclones, he has established himself as one of the all-time greats in ISU history. “It’s the first time I’ve won a Big 12 title and it was just taking it one match at a time and living in the present,” Reader said, who took time to soak up the atmosphere following the win in front of his home crowd. Until last weekend, Reader’s trophy case had been missing one large honor: a Big 12 Championship. In three previous seasons as a varsity wrestler, Reader managed two third-place finishes and was a runner up last season.

Cyclone Jon Reader attempts take down Oklahoma State Mike Benefiel during the Big 12 game Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. Photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily

“We’re really excited,” said coach Kevin Jackson. “He deserves it. It’s been a long time coming.” As fans and foes alike have witnessed, the 2010-11 season be-

longs to Jon Reader. His opponent Sunday, Mike Benefiel of Oklahoma State, was already a notch in Reader’s undefeated belt earlier this season. The Cowboys’ Benefiel fell

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in their dual match 11-2, and Saturday he became No. 34 in Reader’s win streak after a 14-3 major decision.

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Sports Jargon of the Day: Technical Fall

SPORT: Wrestling DEFINITION: The mercy rule, a technical fall is a victory gained by outscoring your opponent by a specified number of points.

USE: Jon Reader won his match by technical fall, getting the 15-0 major decision at the tournament.

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Oklahoma State fans boo the ref after a call that resulted in Dallas Bailey not recieving points for what was thought to be a take down against Chris Spangler. Spangler went on to defeat Bailey. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily

Coach Kevin Jackson watches as Ben Cash takes on Missouri’s Nathan McCormick during the Big 12 Wrestling Championships held Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. Cash defeated McCormick. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily

Cyclone Jon Reader won the 174-pound weight class during the Big 12 Championshps on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. Photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily

Nebraska’s David Klingsheim trips up Brandon Jones during the Big 12 meet held Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. Klingsheim defeated Jones and moved on to win the 125 weight class. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily

Chris Spangler flips over Oklahoma State’s Dallas Bailey during the Big 12 tournament held Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. Spangler defeated Bailey but was defeated by Nebraska’ Jordan Burroughs in the next round. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily

Max Mayfield wrestles with Jamal Parks of Oklahoma State on Saturday, at Hilton Coliseum. Parks defeated Mayfield in the match. Photo: Zunkai Zhao/Iowa State Daily

Iowa State’s Trent Weatherman wrestles Neil Erisman of Oklahoma State on Saturday, at Hilton Coliseum. Erisman went on to defeat Weatherman. Photo: Zunkai Zhao/Iowa State Daily

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Cyclones tie Minnesota in home rematch Coach Ronayne dissatisfied with result against Gophers By Dylan.Montz The home careers of Cyclone seniors Alex Grant, Jacquelyn Holmes and Jody McKellar came to an end Friday night as No. 19 Iowa State tied No. 20 Minnesota in Hilton Coliseum with both Ronayne teams scoring 195.325. This tie marks the fifth time in school history that Iowa State has ended a meet even with its opponent. This also marks the second time this season that the Cyclones (7-4-2, 1-2 Big 12) McKellar have tied in a meet, with the other coming against Brigham Young University on Jan. 29 when each team earned a score of 194.925. “I like a tie as much as I like losing,” ISU coach Jay Ronayne said. “It’s just not as much fun as winning. If we had done our best and tied, it would be one thing. We can do a lot better and I expect us to be better.” The Cyclones were led by McKellar who gave another crowd-pleasing performance as she won the bars scoring 9.900. McKellar has thus far scored 9.900 on four occasions this season with the highest being a 9.950 against Iowa State’s dual meet with Iowa in Hilton. “I’ve just been doing the same routine that I’ve been doing in practice and bringing that to the meet and it seems to be working,” McKellar said. “I focus on one skill at a time and so if I do my job, I know the score is going to be there so it was exciting.” Iowa State also received strong performanc-

Celine Paulus performs on beam during the meet vs Minnesota on Friday at Hilton Coliseum. Paulus contributed a 9.250 in the event. The Cyclones tied with the Golden Gophers 195.325. Photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily

es out of junior Michelle Browning, who won the floor title scoring 9.875, tying her season high in that event. Browning also claimed the all-around title with a score of 39.225, her second highest all-around mark of the season. Sophomore Elizabeth Stranahan also aided the Cyclones

with her career-high performance in the bars with a 9.725 as well as tying a career high in the floor exercise scoring a 9.825. The floor exercise performed by Iowa State scored a 49.150 marking the third-highest total in that event all season long. The Gophers (9-41, 2-2 Big Ten) were led by Kayla Slechta who

won the vault title with a score of 9.850 while teammate Dusti Russell earned the balance beam crown scoring 9.900. Iowa State will close out the regular season traveling to Nebraska in a Big 12 dual Sunday, March 13. The meet is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in Lincoln, Neb.

Team bids seniors farewell in home finale Cyclone seniors will miss Hilton Magic By Dylan.Montz As No. 19 Iowa State’s home season ended Friday in a tie against No. 20 Minnesota 195.325-195.325, three ISU seniors performed for the last time in front of the home crowd. ISU coach Jay Ronayne said the impact left by seniors Alex Grant, Jacquelyn Holmes and Jody McKellar is hard to put into words and they will be missed by the team next year. “Alex has struggled with injury over her entire career, and this is the best year she has had, so it’s awesome,” Ronayne said. “Jackie has also had injuries through her career, and this is one of her most successful seasons. And Jody is showing us more than she’s ever shown before. So to have our seniors having the best seasons of their careers as well as being team leaders is great. I don’t know what we are going to do without them next year.” Grant, a native of Toronto, Ontario, ended her home career scoring a 9.775 on the bars. Grant said she has had a terrific time competing at Hilton over her career and being with her team. “You don’t really get friends like



that in a lifetime,” Grant said. “I think we are a really special group, and we are all family, and anything with them is always a good time.” Holmes, a Charlotte, N.C., native, walked out of Hilton on Friday night, scoring a 9.675 on the balance beam. The thing she said she will the remember most about competing at home is the fans. “It’s been an experience seeing the fans and having them cheer me on for the past four years, so that is definitely memorable,” Holmes said. McKellar, hailing from Calgary, Alberta, scored a 9.725 on the vault, a 9.225 while falling on the balance beam and won the uneven bars, scoring a 9.900 in the last home effort of her career. “It’s definitely exciting,” McKellar said. “I’m never going to be in this type of atmosphere again with Cyclone support all around me. It hasn’t quite hit me just because our season isn’t ending, probably that last meet is when I will get pretty emotional. I’ll remember this place forever. Hilton Coliseum is actually Hilton Magic.”

Jacquelyn Holmes performs on the beam against Minnesota on Friday at Hilton Coliseum. Holmes contributed a 9.675 for the event. The Cyclones tied with the Golden Gophers with equal scores of 195.325. Photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily

Track and field

Cyclones wait for at-large bids to NCAAs

By Sally.Donlin

The ISU track and field team had a productive meet Saturday in the NCAA Qualifiers at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center, where they set 17 personal records. The women’s field events came out of the

>>BIG 12.p9A knocked him out of contention. Jerome Ward pulled off an upset in a 3-1 decision against Nebraska’s Andy Johnson in the semifinals at 197 pounds. The senior avenged a previous loss to the Cornhusker to earn the firstautomatic qualifier bid to the NCAA Championships in his fouryear career. The previous two years, Ward earned an at-large bid from the NCAA selection committee. However, finally earning an automatic bid is not something Ward sees as worthy accolades or celebration. “I don’t really see that as a big feat,” Ward said. “It’s what you do down there, because tons of guys get down there and not everyone can walk off even touching

meet with strong results including Laishema Hampton’s second place in the weight throw with a toss of 65-02.75 – just shy of the Division I automatic qualifying mark of 68-10.25. Junior Danielle Frere led the group in the shot put as she took fourth place with a personal best throw of 54-05.25, only one foot short of NCAA automatic qualifying mark.

a podium,” Ward said. In the championship match at 197 pounds, Ward fought fatigue and lost as he failed to hand Oklahoma State’s Clayton Foster his first loss of the season in a 9-5 decision. “It’s been our M.O. with Jerome,” Jackson said. “He’s capable of beating anyone in the country once he finds a way to lock in and decide that he’s going to compete to the best of his ability for seven minutes,” Jackson said. Cole Shafer and Kyle Simonson earned their first NCAA bids after taking fourth place in their respective weight classes to earn their weights’ final bids. Shafer, who went 9-15 during the regular season, pinned Missouri’s Mike Larson in 6:19 during the first round of the 184-pound bracket to

Freshman high jumper Hannah Willms earned second with a mark of 5-09.25 but missed the automatic qualifying mark of 6-00.75. For the men’s team, sophomore Nick Schulze ran the mile in a time of 4:14.44, coming in sixth place. Currently, 5,000 meter runner Betsy Saina is the only qualifier for the NCAA Championships.

advance. Despite suffering two close 3-1 losses to Oklahoma State’s Chris Perry and Oklahoma’s Erich Schmidtke following his pin, Shafer placed fourth since he had already beaten the Tigers’ Larson, who lost again after their match. Simonson avenged a loss to Oklahoma State’s Blake Rosholt, defeating the Cowboy grappler, 2-1. After losing 2-1 to top-seeded Dom Bradley of Missouri, Simonson forfeited the third-place match to Nebraska’s Tucker Lane, knowing he would already qualify having beaten Rosholt earlier. The four Cyclones, including any others who might receive at-large bids from the NCAA, will be heading to Philadelphia for the NCAA Championships on March 17-19.

Though Frere, Willms and Hampton did not automatically qualify, they could still receive atlarge bids to the national meet. At press time it was not known how many or which runners received those at-large bids for the NCAA Championships. More information can be found at as results come in.

>>READER.p9A After the weekend performance, Reader now sits 15th all-time in the ISU win category. His victory also marks the remarkable 204th time in history that a Cyclone wrestler has stood at the top of the conference podium. While still basking in the euphoria of this conference crown, Reader is focused on climbing the final mountain. With a Big 12 championship crossed off the checklist, all eyes will be focused on the national title. Reader took fourth place at nationals in 2008 and seventh in 2009. Last season, he faced a rough

road and narrowly missed AllAmerican status. His unquestioned determination and one-match-at-atime philosophy have made the difference from last year to this year. “It’s night and day from this year to last year,” Reader said. “This is the best I’ve felt in college and I’m just trying to springboard into the national tournament and not overlook anybody.” Reader knows what’s at stake at the end of the season and has even developed a motto for what he has to do. “Each guy has to do their job when you get to this point in the season, it’s when you have to release the lion,” Reader said.



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By David Ariosto CNN Wire Staff Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s administration on Friday issued notices to unions, warning them of possible layoffs in early April if the budget impasse continues. The measure “may be able to be rescinded and layoffs avoided” if 14 Senate Democrats return to the state Capitol, the Republican’s office said in a press release. “Without Senate action within 15 days, individual employees may begin to receive potential termination notifications,” said spokesman Cullen Werwie. Walker has warned that the state might have to lay off 1,500 state workers if the Democrats don’t return to meet a quorum to vote on Walker’s so-called budget repair bill. The initiative would restrict the collective bargaining rights of many public employees, as well as require state workers — with the exception of police and firefighters — to cover more of their retirement plans and health care premiums. Republicans need a single Democrat to cross party lines and rejoin the 33-member legislature to meet the quorum of 20 lawmakers required in a vote on state fiscal matters. . Letters to 13 public union heads, sent Friday by State Employment Relations Director Gregory Gracz and released by Walker’s office, state that “agencies must take action to decrease their expenditures to make up for the savings lost due to” the delay in the vote on the governor’s bill. While stating the cuts would not take effect before April 4, the letters don’t specify exactly how many unionized employees could lose their jobs. Walker’s office explained that individual employees had to be given a twoweek notice before any “permanent” layoffs. Meanwhile, the state Senate has approved a resolution that would hold absentee Democratic lawmakers “in contempt of the Senate.” The measure allows state law enforcement to detain the Democrats and bring them back to Wisconsin, according to Andrew Welhouse, a spokesman for Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. But whether the contempt measure is constitutional remains unclear. The state constitution prohibits the arrest of lawmakers while the legislature is in session, except for “treason, felony and breach of the peace.” Whether Wisconsin law enforcement would be permitted jurisdiction in Illinois to detain the missing lawmakers is also unclear. Democrat State Sen. Jon Erpenbach said Friday that the move threatened to derail any productive discussions between fellow Democrats and Republicans, including representatives from the governor’s office. “We were pretty close to an agreement” but “then the Senate puts out arrest warrants,” he said, blaming Senate Republican leadership for impeding negotiations. The stalemate has appeared increasingly contentious in recent days as Senate lawmakers adopted a resolution Wednesday that would fine absentee lawmakers $100 every day they remain missing. A similar resolution passed a day later in Indiana, where House Republicans have imposed a $250-a-day fine against the AWOL Democrats who — like their Wisconsin counterparts — fled to Illinois in protest of a labor bill. Walker’s budget-repair bill has drawn fierce and spirited opposition from unions, Democrats and others, hundreds of whom have demonstrated inside and outside the state Capitol in recent weeks in Madison. Some of them even slept inside of the building, prompting an order Thursday from Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge John Albert that barred demonstrators from staying in the state Capitol after business hours. On Friday night, the state’s Department of Administration noted on its website that the Capitol closed at 6 p.m., with Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs speaking to five people who left shortly thereafter. Some 4,653 people visited the building on Friday -- about four times more than the previous day. One person was arrested for trying to bypass weapons screening despite repeated warnings, according to the state agency. The Capitol will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with more large crowds expected. A Wisconsin Democrat was tackled by Capitol police Thursday night as he tried to walk through a door in the state legislature, which has been closed to the public. Nick Milroy, an assembly member, admitted Friday that he was “aggressive in attempting to re-enter the Capitol, and law enforcement was aggressive in trying to keep me out.” “This armed-palace environment created by Gov. Walker has everyone feeling very tense, and emotions are running high,” Milroy said of the incident, captured on camera by Milwaukee-based WISN-TV. Police closed the facility after crowds demonstrated in and around the building, contributing to $6.5 million in damage and other costs since mid-February, according to Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch. The state is confronted with a looming $137 million shortfall at the end of the fiscal year, June 30. The state faces a $3.6 billion budget gap by 2013.

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By Stefanie.Buhrman What does it take to create a new startup? “Be a total idiot about not giving up,” said Ben Milne, CEO and co-founder of Dwolla. He addressed a crowd of about 75, as they sat waiting for the third-annual Des Moines Startup Weekend to begin. Adam Reineke, senior in computer science, participated in his first Startup Weekend. After trying to create his own webbased idea, he learned that the team environment is the better option. He knew that it is difficult to work individually, that it cannot all be done at once, but there are other benefits to Startup Weekend “My number-one goal is to network,” Reineke said. “There will be several successful entrepreneurs there, and I can network with the Des Moines Community, and I am looking for a valuable experience.” Upon arriving at Startup Weekend, Reineke planned on presenting an idea of a website to help people follow through on their goals by having friends holding them accountable. About 30 presenters gave a quick 60-second pitch about the basics of their idea for new ventures and startups. Other pitches included bettering internet surveys, being able to split purchases among people more conveniently and a bar menu application that would interact with bartenders, making ordering drinks much easier. Ideas were then loaded up on to the Startup Weekend website, and after about an hour of discussion among attendees, they were able to vote for two pitches on the site. After that, people were able to form teams around those ideas they were most interested in. Reineke finally landed on a team that originally focused on getting local bands hooked up with local venues that would help promote both the bands and the venues and make it easier for venues to play local music and find local acts for live entertainment. “We got a team together now,” Reineke said. “We got an idea of what we’re working on, and it’s just going to be a matter of figuring out what we are working on and sticking to that.” Reineke ended up on the team of Jake Kerber, who originally pitched the idea of KerberTech. Also joining the team was Matt Crawford, a research analyst at Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc.; Aaron Hoffman, a contract developer and Lyndon Haselhuhn, a junior at Simpson College. After forming the team, they had roughly 54 hours to complete their idea in a manner that they deemed best fit. Friday night was spent discussing where they wanted the idea to go. The team then took off to talk to downtown bars to see what use they could get out of a service like this. “I [was] really looking forward to coming together with all the results of the market research, having all the results and figuring out what do these companies want and what need can we fill and figuring out and saying definitively what we are doing,” Reineke said. After a night of research, the team came back together Saturday morning with a new plan.

Adam Reineke, senior in computer science, pitches a business idea for an application he called Social Accountability at the Des Moines Start Up Weekend. Photo: Clark Colby/Iowa State Daily

Schedule of events from this year’s annual Startup Weekend in Des Moines. Courtesy photo: Startup Weekend

After seeing the venues would not be interested in a service to play the local music in house due to ASCAP and BMI, companies that threaten the integrity to projects like these because of their role in paying royalties. The team took to a focus of just an online streaming radio that plays strictly local music. As a registered user, a person can listen to various genres of music unique to their city. The team started out with a Des Moines focus and plans to expand to other metro areas after the weekend. The team developed the site on a “freemium” model where paying users would lack ads, but also get a slew of additional features, such as a band’s entire catalog on-demand, expanding to multiple zip codes and a rating threshold, where songs that were rated at a certain negativity would never be playing on a subscriber’s queue. “This evening when we started to get into more of the development side of things,” Reineke said, “I watched over Aaron’s shoulder because I didn’t have the background in the technology that we are using. He’s flying

through stuff, and I needed to see that.” As Reineke and the team ended the night, the feeling was mixed. “I think it’s really easy for an entrepreneurship to get hung up on their own idea and not want to deviate at all from that,” Reineke said. “It’s tough, but at this time, it’s not my idea, but I’m a part of this business we’re building; I’m not risking anything on it. That’s kind of the cool thing about Startup Weekend, there’s no real risk to this weekend.” But Reineke knew that Startup Weekend was a valuable experience. “It’s been a lot of fun,” Reineke said. “It’s been a lot more fun than I would have expected. You know, it’s kind of sad seeing all my friends tweeting about [Kaleidoquiz] back in Ames, and to be here missing that is a little sad, but at the same time, I’m having a ton of fun.” Having to finish their project and prepare for a pitch on Sunday, the team ended the night naming their project. A combination of the words local and music and a play on the latin word locus, meaning location, they landed on Locusic.


Blockbuster closes stores in Iowa By Ben.Theobald

Last year, Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the availabe bankruptcy option available for businesses to get out of debt. Blockbuster has signed a deal worth $290 million to get out of their bankruptcy by a investor’s group, according to a news release. Blockbuster announced it has reached agreement on framework of a plan to recapitalize its balance sheet and strengthen its financial position. Other video rental stores like Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery filed for bankruptcy last year as well, and many of those stores were forced to close. Four Blockbuster stores in Iowa are expected to close — one store in West Des Moines, two stores in Des Moines and one store in Fort Dodge. The main cause of Blockbuster’s bankruptcy is the competition of online services like Netflix and Redbox, although other stores such as Family Video have still been able to do business despite these services. Family Video has opened up 130 stores since July 2010 in the

Adam Katch, senior in logistics and supply chain management, and Rachel Hueser, junior in management, look for something to watch Saturday at Family Video. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

Midwest and has stores in 19 states. “It’s actually cheaper to rent here than Netflix or Redbox,” said Mason Wells, employee at Family Video.

“It’s approximately 60 cents a day for a new release, whereas for NetFlix and Redbox it is a dollar a day.” Another reason that Family Video is still able to compete is

they get movies in sooner than the online services. “Five major studios that release DVDs hold movies 28 days until they are released to Netflix,” Wells said.

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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Figure out how to bring play into work or work into play. You’ll be rewarded. It’s okay to question. That’s more valuable than whatever answers develop.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- It’s time to hit the narrow trails and discover new worlds, even if rocky. Remember to keep it in the right gear, with legs flexed to absorb the shock, and just go.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- It’s a great day to find your true home. Perhaps you’ve been there all along and haven’t noticed. Discover your roots to piece together your ancestral haunts.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Don’t spend time in dark thoughts. Be kind to yourself. Focus on what you really want for others (and yourself). Oh, the possibilities!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Catch up on e-mail and mail communication. If you can, visit a friend. A face-to-face conversation will clear new ideas and create opportunities.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Without challenges, life would get pretty boring. Cat Stevens said, “If you want to sing out, sing out. If you want to be free, be free. There are a million ways to be.”

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- It’s much nicer to warm yourself by cuddling up with a loved one and reading a good book. Catch some sunrays when you can.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Just because money comes easy today, don’t overspend on toys. Save up for later. Don’t forget to stop and acknowledge yourself and others. This grows the team.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Lean on your friends through difficult times. Make sure that the support is mutual. If one pulls too hard, both fall. You can stand for each other.

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U.S. gas prices jump, Libya descends into war By Mariano Castillo CNN Wire Service

September of 2005. At the time, the price increase was driven by damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. “This time around, the spike comes not from nature, but from people,” Lundberg said. “The armed struggle in Libya has shocked international oil markets and here it is at the pump.” As the fighting between opposition forces and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s troops begins to look more like a civil war, expect prices to continue to rise, she said. Prices have risen nearly 82 cents since September of last year, the survey found. While Libya is not among the top suppliers of U.S. oil, and only 3 percent of Libyan oil exports head to

U.S. gasoline prices increased nearly 33 cents in a two-week period, the second-biggest price jump in the history of the gasoline market, according to a new survey of filling stations. The latest Lundberg Survey of cities in the continental United States was conducted Friday. It showed the national average for a price of self-serve unleaded gasoline at $3.51, an increase of 32.7 cents from the last survey two weeks earlier, survey publisher Trilby Lundberg said. The jump was the biggest since a 38-cent hike between August and

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by less complex refineries around the world, Lundberg said. As this oil becomes unavailable, it forces buyers of crude to substitute crude with similar properties from other oil producers, thereby increasing demand and starting a change reaction that raises prices of crude and gasoline in the United States. The current average price of $3.51 is 61 cents below the all-time high price recorded in July 2008. Today’s price is 78 cents higher than a year ago, Lundberg said. On a side note, Lundberg noted that the rising gas prices could dampen the nation’s economic recovery. Gas demand — one of the reflections of the American economy — has been growing at a rate of 1 percent, she said.

“Higher prices today are certainly capable of halting that gasoline demand growth, which would reflect bad news in the economy,” she said. The Lundberg Survey sampled prices at about 2,500 gas stations. Of the cities surveyed, the highest average price in the continental United States was in San Diego at $3.87 per gallon. The lowest price was in Billings, Montana, at $3.15. California has garnered headlines lately for its high gas prices, though the average price in the state remained below $4, at $3.83 per gallon for regular gas. The average California price for premium does break that barrier, at $4.04 per gallon.

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Idol singer inspires fans to Karzai to Gen. Petraeus: help in post-accident aid apologies are not enough By Lisa Respers France CNN Wire Service

by a $35,000 donation from Proactiv to help with Ramos’ care. Actor Topher Grace was also a guest on Seacrest’s program, and he and Ryan Kavanaugh, the producer of Grace’s latest project “Take Me Home Tonight,” decided to also kick in to the fund by matching the $35,000. Producer Rodney Jerkins was also moved by Medina and Ramos’ story, and wrote the song “What Are Words” for the singer. Those wishing to donate money for Ramos’ care can visit the Lars Foundation.

Chris Medina may not have made it to the Top 13 of “American Idol,” but that doesn’t mean he’s not a winner. The singer touched the judges and fans alike with his story of sticking by the side of his fiance, Juliana Ramos, who was involved in a traumatic car accident two months prior to their planned wedding. As a recent guest on “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Medina was surprised

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Assistance Force who asked not to be named. Petraeus made a public apology Wednesday for the deaths, which happened the day before in the province of Kunar, along Afghanistan’s eastern border. President Barack Obama also expressed regret for the deaths, calling it a “tragic accident.” The incident happened after insurgents in mountains above a coalition base launched a rocket attack that wounded a U.S. civilian, according to U.S. Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez. Troops returned fire and insurgents later shot another rocket at the troops. The NATO force official said Sunday, “We take all civilian casualties very seriously. Commanders on the ground have received tactical direc-

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Experience brings high expectations By Nate.Ryan While Major League Baseball teams gear up for the upcoming 2011 season, the ISU baseball club is doing the same. The Cyclone team plays in the north division of the Mid-America Conference with Iowa, South Dakota, Northern Iowa and Minnesota State-Mankato. Last season the team finished at the bottom of the conference. With a lot of players returning this season, the team has higher expectations. “We hope to win the conference,” said pitcher and player-coach Tyler Strub. “From there we hope to win our district. There’s teams that can play year-round down in Texas, California and Florida, so I think they have the upper hand on us, but we can still compete with them,” Strub said. The challenge at districts would most likely be the defending champion Colorado State Rams. “I think they’ve won it the last five out of six years,” Strub said. “If we go to districts, we’ll have to knock them off.” The hope this season is that with those high expectations, results will follow “We’re a large team with a lot of quality athletes. I’m expecting first place,” said player-coach Jeff Peterson. The team also adds new seniors like Kaleb Hahn. Hahn hoped to play on the Division I team at Iowa State, but it was cut by the athletics department in 2001. In high school Hahn had a couple of opportunities to play Division II baseball. “I just didn’t feel like that was the place I wanted to go,” Hahn said. “I just decided to put it on the back burner and go have fun with school,”

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Hahn said. Hahn now joins the ISU baseball team he’s heard so much about in his senior year. “I haven’t had the time,” Hahn said. “I’ve heard good things and heard they were about having fun. I’m hoping just to get back to what I was at one point,” he said. The baseball team will begin its

2011 season with a spring training trip to Plant City, Fla., and Mike Sansone Community Park over Spring Break. “The grass is really short, and it’s kind of like a putting green,” Strub said. “We’re excited to get down there and be able to play ball,” Strub said. The team will face competitors Tennessee, Indiana, Bradley

and Wisconsin during their time in Florida. “I know Indiana was ranked last year, and we beat them in spring training,” Strub said. “When we beat them, it shows we can compete with anybody,” Strub said. The team is looking to figure out its starting lineup during spring training as well as transitioning from play-

ing and practicing indoors to outdoor conditions. “It’s the first time we’re outside,” Peterson said. “It’s a big change,” he said. The Cyclones will travel to Plant City, Fla., March 14-18 for spring training. They will then begin the regular season March 26 at St. Louis University.

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After the fall season came to a close, the ISU men’s golf team has been stuck inside getting stronger in the weight room and hitting shots with a roof over their heads. So with all the snow-melting weather lately, they are getting the itch to get outside for practice. “We’re starting to get to that point now,” junior Tom Lathrop said. “The break is good, but now we’re ready to get outside.” Even with the players getting antsy to get out on the course, they know that they benefit from great facilities. When the Cyclones head inside for the break from December through March, they have a chance to get back to basics. “We’re on the course almost every day for a long stretch of time,” Lathrop said. “So having a small stretch to just have a break from the golf course helps.” When they need to be strictly indoors and work on exact

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distances, the golfers are able to hit at the Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility. They also are able to hit at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course. At Veenker, they can putt, work on short game and can work on their long game when they want to as well. “We can work on certain yardage marks in the Bergstrom facility,” said coach Andrew Tank. “And then at Veenker we can see the entire ball flight just like usual and be protected from the elements at the same time,” Tank said. When playing indoors and not hitting many long shots or playing actual rounds, things can get boring quick and the coaches work hard at keeping the golfers on their toes. “The coaches do a good job of changing things up,” Lathrop said. “They have us compete and keep our heads focused even though we’re not out there on the golf course,” Lathrop said. In most sports it’s hard to

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simulate a real game situation when it isn’t the real thing. That goes for golf too, but with the mixed scenarios the coaches have had the players in and with the facilities they have access to, the ISU men’s golf team has been able to prepare as well as any other school. Now they’re ready to take it to the other competition out on the golf course. “Certainly everybody’s itching to get out on the golf course and play,” Tank said. “But I feel we’ll be prepared because of the facilities we have and the type of practice we’ve been doing.” The Cyclones will be back out on the course on March 17-19 at the Desert Shootout in Phoenix.

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Younger sister takes over in center field

Kelsey Kidwell slides safely into third base during the game against Oklahoma State at the Southwest Athletic Complex. Kelsey, a recent graduate, was replaced in the lineup by her younger sister, Heidi Kidwell. File photo: Iowa State Daily

Competitive drive fuels sibling to learn, perform By Zach.Gourley ISU softball coach Stacy GemeinhardtCesler knew she was going to have plenty of new faces in new positions this year after graduating six players from the 2010 season. She did not have to look far when choosing who would replace Kelsey Kidwell in center field. She simply moved Heidi Kidwell, Kelsey Kidwell’s younger sister, into the position. “I have a hard time even calling her a replacement,” Gemeinhardt-Cesler said. “She was just as valuable to us last year as she is now.” Last season, the younger Kidwell, a sophomore at the time, became the fourth player in school history to reach 60 hits in a season. She also led the team with an average of .328, followed closely by Kelsey Kidwell, with a .308. The younger Kidwell acknowledged that her sister’s wealth of experience has paid dividends for both of them. In Kelsey’s final three season’s at ISU, she never missed a game, amassing 186 total starts as a Cyclone. “Kelsey taught me how to play center and gave me all her tips,” Heidi Kidwell said. “It was the same thing back in high school. She played CPM 10.0x10.5 Color Ad A7.pdf


center until she graduated and then I took her spot.” The two sisters attended Solon High School, where they were both four time letter winners in softball. They were also both awarded letters in track and basketball. Each of them won state championships in softball while at Solon, though never while they were on the same squad. Kelsey Kidwell was a freshman on the 2003 Solon team that won state. Heidi Kidwell helped lead Solon to another state title in 2007, the year after her sister’s high school graduation Gemeinhardt-Cesler points to friendly competition between the two sisters as a reason behind their success. “They’re definitely competitive people. I think each one wanted to out-do the other,” Gemeinhardt-Cesler said. “But I think they were definitely each other’s best fans, too.” Heidi Kidwell acknowledges that the two have always been rivals, no matter the sport. “We’ve always been competitive growing up. Not only in softball, but in other sports too.” Heidi Kidwell said, “In track, we would run events together and I would always want to beat her times.” The Cyclone softball team is currently 9-6, with Heidi Kidwell leading the charge offensively. She is first on the team in batting average [.396], hits [19] and stolen bases [9]. 9:37:33 AM

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Michelle Shealy performs on the bars during the meet against Oklahoma on Feb. 11 at Hilton Coliseum. Shealy, a freshman, has consistently led the Cyclones this season. File photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily

Duo’s consistency pushes each other, rest of team

Pair of Michelles snag various individual titles By Dylan.Montz

All season long, the ISU gymnastics team has had a variety of team leaders in different meets. Whether the top performers are seniors Jody McKellar, Jacquelyn Holmes Alex Grant, junior Celine Paulus or freshman Camille Santerre-Gervais, they all have produced big scores for the Cyclones and led their team to victories throughout the season. Perhaps none, however, have done so on a more consistent basis than junior Michelle Browning and freshman Michelle Shealy. The two Michelles have won several individual meet titles this season as well as earning Big 12 Conference honors multiple times. Shealy, a true freshman, won at least one event title in the first seven meets the Cyclones participated in. The Snellville, Ga. native is currently ranked No. 25 in the nation in the all-around competition. Browning has become a leader and captain on the Cyclone gymnastics squad, and it shows in her performances. This season, the Houston, Texas native has won the all-around and floor titles against Auburn, the all-around and beam against

Nebraska, the floor competition against Missouri as well as tying for the all-around and bars titles at a quadrangular in Utah. Recently, Browning has also won the floor title against Iowa and at Minnesota. Even with all of the accolades these two Cyclones have received this season, ISU coach Jay Ronayne said they are all about improving themselves and their team, and the success they have achieved individually hasn’t gone to their heads. “The Michelles are very similar,” Ronayne said. “They are both very well-grounded people and very much into doing the right things. They aren’t the party kids, and they both have very solid character,” Ronayne said. Ronayne also noticed similarities in the recruitment of each student athlete. In both cases, Ronayne said their parents were “very supportive in recruitment” but let each make their own decision that would be the right one for them. Browning and Shealy both knew that when it came time to decide where to attend school, they were making the right choice in picking Iowa State. Especially in Browning’s case, her family was leaning toward her choosing the Cyclones because of the comfort they had in knowing that Ronayne would be her coach.

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No. 11 Cyclones look ahead to conference, national meets Iowa State earns top ranking in Big 12 Conference By Dan.Martin The ISU women’s golf team is having an historic season. After starting out unranked in the fall, the Cyclones have beaten many of the nation’s top teams en route to a No. 11 ranking. The team has many skilled individual golfers, but everyone on the team is quick to credit 100 percent of their success to their teammates and coaches. “We have that X-factor,” said senior Victoria Stefansen. “We have that extra thing. We’re not just a team, we’re



[a] family that works together. We’re not just a bunch of individuals in a team that go out and try to compete well individually and end up doing good.” The Cyclones are a very diverse team with players from Thailand, Denmark and Belgium. “We have a lot of fun together, but when we need to be serious, we are serious,” said senior Laurence Herman. “We have to stay focused individually because golf is a very individual sport, but when we


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get a break, we all get along and encourage each other.” This season has been a major accomplishment for coach Christie Martens, who recruited and brought all these players together. Martens took the helm of the ISU team in 2005. Coach Pina Gentile joined her two years later, and they have steadily improved the program. “There’s a lot of depth on our team,” Martens said. “There’s not just one person winning it for us every single week. Every week they are all dependent on their teammates. It’s exciting to see everyone playing so well. It’s fun, it’s always fun when everyone is playing so well. It’s just really exciting to watch and be a part of.” The Cyclones caught most everybody by surprise this year. Starting off unranked, they fought their way up until people started paying attention. “Golf Week” recently named Iowa State “Team of the Week,” and “Golf World Campus Insider” named Iowa State one of its top-five teams in the country. The Cyclone women knew they had the potential to do this from the start — it was just about going out and proving it on the course. “At the beginning of the fall we saw we had some good new freshmen come in,” Herman said. “We had Bo [Punpaka Phuntumabamrung] coming back as a sophomore, and she had improved a lot. So at the beginning of the fall, I knew we had a lot of potential.” For Herman and Stefansen, the two seniors on the team,

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there is no better note to go out on. “I’ve never been so proud to be a Cyclone,” Stefansen said. “I’ve been here for four years, and I’ve always known we were capable of doing this, and for us just to go out there, it’s hard to put words on. I got a little teary-eyed at the last tournament. I’m just really proud to be a Cyclone and proud to be a part of this great team.” There are four tournaments left for the Cyclones before the Big 12 Championships and then the NCAA Regionals and Championships. Iowa State is the topranked team in the Big 12, but all the players have their eyes set on nationals. The Cyclones beat last year’s champions, Purdue, by double digits in their last tournament. “There’s a lot of great teams out there,” Herman said. “It’s going to be some great competition, but we’ve shown we can go out and play with anybody. We want to go there and play the best we can, and hopefully we will do well.”

Cyclone golfer Laurence Herman is one of two seniors on the ISU golf team this year. Iowa State is currently ranked No. 11, and is the leading team in the Big 12 Conference. Courtesy photo: ISU Athletics Department

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The ISU women’s track team came back from the Big 12 meet with something to celebrate. It earned sixth place with a little bit of teamwork and a lot of motivation. A notable amount of that motivation came from Kianna Elahi, a junior sprinter for Iowa State. All her hard work has paid off this season as she continues to run ahead of the pack, race after race. On the last weekend of February, Elahi earned second place in the Big 12, running in the 600-yard race and adding eight points to the team’s total score, just one of many races Elahi has done well in. There are several big influences Elahi has impacting her successful track career. Aside from God being a huge factor on her abilities, her mother is one to recognize, Elahi said. “My mom is amazing. All she’s ever done in my life is being there and supporting me,” Elahi said. Elahi’s mother has attended almost all of every college track meet she’s been a part of, even if that means a long road trip from her hometown of Omaha, Neb. “I feel really lucky that I have her in my life to have a positive influence on me because there’s a lot of pressure running collegiate track, so it’s just really nice to have a parent that is so loving and supportive,” Elahi said. Elahi is majoring in chemical engineering at Iowa State, which is one of her top priorities. Balancing track and schoolwork is often challenging for Elahi. “I think that I am lucky to be in this situation being in track and doing school, because it has taught me a lot of

Kianna Elahi fights North Dakota State’s Brittany Schanandore to the finish during the 4x400-meter relay at the Bill Bergan Invitational meet Jan. 29 at Lied Recreational Athletic Center. File photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily

time management skills and how to really buckle down and get the work done,” Elahi Elahi said. E l a h i shows up to practice every day with a positive attitude that inspires her teammates to get out there and work hard. Sprints coach Nate Wiens has seen nothing but improvements from Elahi over her years at Iowa State. “She has an understanding of how she needs to train and how much effort she needs to put forward in practice,” Wiens said. “Each year she has gained a little more knowledge and figured out what she needs

to do.” Wiens has helped the sprinters and hurdlers a lot by figuring out what motivates them and what brings them to enjoy the sport. Another factor in Elahi’s achievements is her connection with God. “My relationship with God is a big part of my life,” Elahi said. “I pray a lot before meets, and it makes me feel like God is with me as I race. I feel really blessed to have such a good season.” Elahi is an easy athlete — she brings a lot of her own motivation to the track. She looks forward to continuing to work hard throughout the season and breaking more Cyclone records down the lanes.

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Erica Miller goes for a double play after getting a Valparaiso opponent out at third during the game Feb. 13 at the Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility. File photo: Tim Reuter/Iowa State Daily

Jenna Langhorst and Marie-Christine Chartier (not pictured) lost the first set during the meet vs. UMKC on Friday at the Ames Racquet & Fitness Center. Langhorst and Chartier lost 8-3. Photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily

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>>GYMNASTICS.p6 “A lot of parents don’t usually let their child make that kind of big decision on their own, and that’s a big deal,” Ronayne said. As for any “rivalry” or “competition” between the Michelles, Ronayne says that it is all in fun and they are always wanting and working to make each other better.

They are all about the team. The Michelles echo those thoughts. “[Browning] was my host for both of my recruiting visits, so we are really close, and I’ve gotten to know her from that,” Shealy said. “There really are no major competitions or rivalries between us. We are friends and we both try to do our best. We do push each other a little bit, but

it is all fun,” Shealy said. Browning also had friendly remarks about her fellow all-around athlete. “She’s a hard worker, and I like training with her in the gym because she is consistent and pushes the whole team to do really well,” Browning said. Shealy has also been able to learn a lot from Browning this year about

Tessa Lang and Maria Fernanda Macedo won the first set during the meet against UMKC on Friday at the Ames Racquet & Fitness Center. The Cyclones swept UMKC. Photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily

how to transition into collegiate competition and deal with the new experiences this level brings. “She was in my situation with being able to be in the lineup early on and over the past few years, she has had experience and has been able to encourage me along the way,” Shealy said. Whether it is in practice or in competitions, the Michelles will continue

to work with and make each other better so they can lead the Cyclone gymnasts to more victories. “It’s really nice to have someone else who is giving those quality performances all of the time, and she pushes me to do better for sure, but there really is no rivalry between us,” Browning said. “And if there is, it’s all friendly for sure,” she said.

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