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One for the books IOWA STATE DAILY Friday, May 2, 2014 Volume 209 | Number 149

Readers around the world take note of Iowa State’s newsworthy year

Brought to their knees

Tealed up, ready to go

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Preserving tradition Fashion Show goes bold in 2014

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By Katelynn McCollough 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief As the Iowa State Daily looked back at the 2013-2014 academic year for our final regular paper, we all agreed it has been

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These are the top-10 countries around the world with page sessions to the Iowa State Daily website between Aug. 26, 2013 to May 1, 2014.

quite the year, best remembered with these photos and headlines. There were the highs of The Fashion Show, Dance Marathon and a Big 12 Championship, and the lows of a campus shooting to start the year, and a riot that canceled

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one of the oldest campus traditions. The graphic above shows that people were interested in what was happening at Iowa State from around the world. More than 4.6 million people visited the Daily’s webpage between Aug. 26 and

May 1 to read about the latest ISU news. Many of us are preparing to say goodbye on May 10, but for those coming, staying or going, we all look forward to seeing what is in store for the community in the many years to come.

The investigation continues

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COMPLETE CHAOS

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Oh, how sweet

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Cutting down the net


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The information in the log comes from the ISU and City of Ames police departments’ records. All those accused of violating the law are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

April 29 Abdulaziz Alagel, 21, 111 Lynn Ave., Unit 605, was cited for driving under suspension at Chamberlain Street and Lynn Avenue (reported at 1:18 a.m.). An officer initiated a drug related investigation at the Armory (reported at 7:34 a.m.). An individual reported the theft of merchandise from a store at the Memorial Union (reported at 8:52 a.m.). An individual reported the theft of merchandise from a store at the Memorial Union (reported at 9:07 a.m.). Tristan Inglett, 18, 1279 Friley Hall, and Kevin Hancock, 21, 1271 Friley Hall, were arrested on warrants, charging them each with second degree burglary at the Armory (reported at 9:44 a.m.). An officer initiated a computer related investigation at the Armory (reported at 3:23 p.m.). Joshua Moore, 18, 611 Lynn Ave., was cited for driving under

suspension at Lot 36 (reported at 5:18 p.m.). Gavvon Shafer, 20, 3440 Wilson Hall, was arrested on a warrant, charging him with third degree criminal mischief at the Armory (reported at 4:00 p.m.).

April 30 A resident reported someone may have attempted to enter an apartment at University Village (reported at 1:02 a.m.). John Hunter, 24, 2410 Chamberlain St., Unit 10, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated at Lincoln Way and University Boulevard (reported at 2:37 a.m.). An officer investigated a property damage collision that occurred in a loading dock area at the College of Design (reported at 1:14 p.m.). An individual reported the theft of a bike at Oak Hall (reported at 2:55 p.m.). An individual reported the theft of a bike at Carver Hall (reported at 4:25 p.m.).

Correction: In Thursday’s Ames 247 section, an article titled “Curtian opens for first original play,” it was incorrectly stated that the play “My Grandparents in the War” was the first original play put on by the ISU Theatre. Several original works have been produced and performed through the ISU Theatre. “My Grandparents in the War” was the first original play that Matt Foss created with his students. The Daily regrets the errors.

Thanks to a large amount of student support for the program, ISU Dining began composting in order to make food waste more useful. Napkin and paper waste are the largest contributors to food waste, especially during breakfast.

ISU Dining initiative promotes food waste as useful commodity By Kelly.Schiro @iowastatedaily.com With initiatives to go “green” becoming more popular, an ISU professor is collaborating with ISU Dining by looking into ways to turn food waste into bioethanol. Kent Davis, ISU Dining communications specialist, said that ISU Dining began looking at ways to reduce its food waste with a variety of green programs. The push to look into alternatives for food waste going to landfills came from an honors class in 2008. At first, ISU Dining looked into dining without trays. The class found that students were wasting less food without trays because they didn’t have a tray to pile excess food on. “We found for the

average student, food waste went down to 0.22 pounds of food per student,” Davis said. Although this number might not seem that big, by multiplying it by the roughly 11,000 students who eat at the dining centers, the amount of food waste can add up. ISU Dining also implemented a composting initiative. “In 2011, nearly 400 tons of food waste was diverted from the landfill to composting,” Davis said. Davis said that the organic material that is left over from a plate is sent through a pulper that breaks up the food and takes the water content out. The resulting material is then sent to the south side of campus to be composted. It can then be brought back for

beautification efforts on campus. Stephanie Jung, associate professor of food science and human nutrition, had previously conducted research with soybeans to convert soybean fibers into bioethanol. “At the same time, as a consumer, I was frustrated with my own attitude on how I wasted food,” Jung said. She then looked at the possibility of using food as a source for bioethanol. Jung decided to ask ISU Dining about collaborating on a food waste project. She discovered that 50 percent of the waste at breakfast was from napkins, whereas the amount of waste from napkins dropped to 16 percent at lunch. Jung collected three different kinds of samples: whatever waste came out of the pulper, including napkins and food; food waste without napkins and napkins themselves. Jung is looking into different en-

zymes that will aid yeast in converting the fermentable sugars from the napkin and food waste into bioethanol. Through her research, she has found that the most efficient sample in creating bioethanol was just the napkins themselves. Jung is applying for grants to further her research. She said the next step in her research is to look into optimization to be done to increase the yield of ethanol. A life cycle analysis will also need to be done to show that diverting food waste from landfills and incineration has a positive impact on the environment. “This research needs to be associated with an educational component to inform the consumer about the consequences of their waste and how they can reduce it here and at home,” Jung said. The problem of alternative fuel can be solved by the conversion of food waste and napkins into bioethanol, also reducing the problem of food waste.

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Graduate student to teach new learning community created for ISU veterans By Mackensie.Moore @iowastatedaily.com A new learning community has been created for students taking English 250 in the fall, led by veterans for veterans. Angie Mallory, a doctoral student in rhetoric and professional communication will be teaching the new learning community class. “A learning community is a place and a way to build community among individuals and a place to make learning effective for students,” said Mallory. Because learning communities are created to help students be in an environment with similarities, the Veterans Learning Community will only be available to veteran students. “Many veterans have had incredible experiences and as a society we don’t always recognize that, but that won’t happen in this learning community, those experiences will be utilized,” said Jathan Chicoine, the veterans services coordinator at Iowa State. There are approximately 700 students considered veterans at Iowa State. This number includes any student using G.I. Bill benefits, ROTC students or current enlisted military members. “Veterans are all different individuals, who cut through demographics and come from all walks of life with incredible experiences, but there are common threads such as how we transition into civilian life,” Chicoine said. Mallory served in the U.S. Navy for six years and has researched how veterans assimilate into college cultures because of the difficulties she experienced when she first began her higher education career after her service ended. “We’ve needed an environment like this for veterans,” Mallory said. “Veterans come from a culture of supporting each other, being team players and valuing timeliness and professionalism, and not all students value those concepts.” Chicoine said she believes having the learning community will be beneficial for assimilation. “By creating a veterans learning community, we have an opportunity to provide a space where veterans can be

v e t e r a n s ,” Chicoine said. While Mallory will teach the class as a student at Iowa State, she is already planning ways to ensure the community’s success Mallory for after her graduation. Mallory plans to look at other universities and how they have shaped their own Veterans Learning Community classes. This will help her create an effective class at Iowa State she said. Mallory is also trying to help give other instructors knowledge about veterans’ experiences and how to help veteran students in class. “Many veterans are non-traditional students who have different needs than traditional students. This learning community will give veterans a classroom where all of the students will have similar needs and similar drives,” Mallory said. Mallory plans to continue to build the program to ensure it endures even after she graduates. She plans to grow the program by advertising the new learning community and by working with other instructors to understand why having a separate learning community for veterans is important. This will help the learning community continue to thrive and grow even larger. This three-credit English 250 class has a total of 25 seats and will meet from 8 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday morning. With success of the learning community, Mallory also hopes to add a section of English 150 and more sections of 250 as well. Interested veterans that would like to learn more about the class or sign up can contact Mallory at amallory@iastate. edu.

Sesquicentennial draws close, Ames’ local history celebrated By Hannah.Williams @iowastatedaily.com The Ames Sesquicentennial is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first official mapping of Ames. The events are planned to last the entire 2014 year. This celebration has been in the making for a little over a year now. A steering team got together at the end of 2013 to develop ideas and ways to commemorate this historic milestone. They have used their time to develop multiple events. There are events for every season in 2014, as well as two legacy projects. The Ames Area Chamber of Commerce held a January dinner to kick off the celebration. It was hosted in conjunction with their annual dinner but they opened it to the public with a sesquicentennial theme. “A lot of people have been involved on the committees, they are working really hard to have a successful year and so far it has gone very well, we are very excited and we have some great events coming up in the future,” said Susan Gwiasda, city of Ames public relations officer. In the summer there

will be an Ames 150 celebration July 4. There will be free concerts by bands that are both diverse and internationally known. The celebration will be held both on campus and in downtown Ames followed by Dinky Day in September which will be in Campustown on September 26. Platting Day, the final event, will recognize the original 12 blocks of the City of Ames that were platted and recorded. “December 17, 1864 was the official platting day. Platting day 2014 will recognize the 150th anniversary of that platting,” said Gwiasda. The two legacy projects included the planting of 150 trees in Ames and a mobile history trailer. The Ames Historical Society can use the trailer to take some Ames artifacts on the road to visit schools and senior centers in the area. “The idea of the legacy project is to leave something behind for future generations to enjoy,” said Gwiasda. One of the reasons that the trees were selected is that the Emerald Ash Borer is an insect that is killing ash trees and is most likely going to take out a lot of the ash trees in the community in the next few years, said Gwiasda.

“There is more to the legacy project than that they are just nice things to do. We actually are laying the foundation for a better community in the future,” said Gwiasda. Gwiasda said she thinks that everybody should join in to celebrate the sesquicentennial because it is a significant milestone to reach. In addition to being an opportunity to remember the successes of the past, the celebration is an opportunity to plan for the kind of community citizens would like to see in the future. “We encourage everybody to get involved. These are celebrations and everybody is invited. We hope that we have activities, events and projects that are of interest to everybody,” said Gwiasda. Casie Vance, executive director at the Ames Historical Society, who also serves on the steering committee for Ames 150, said it is important for students to participate, as well as have some knowledge about Ames’ history because they too are a part of the Ames community. “Students are really a part of Ames. I think that it is important for them to know a little bit about Ames’ history and this is a good opportunity to celebrate that,” said Vance.

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Tom Hill comments on Veishea affairs during the task force meeting Thursday in the Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union. Hill discussed whether Veishea’s purpose should be rewritten.

Veishea Task Force gathers input for moving forward By Bill.Dyke @iowastatedaily.com The Veishea Task Force met Thursday to discuss the April 25 student body open forum and deliberate on the best ways to gather information regarding the continuation of Veishea. “There were some things that students brought up about…alcohol use, how everything worked with police and parties being broken up,” Hillary Kletscher, Government of the Student Body president, said. “One thing I’ve heard is ‘why did police break up the parties?’” Barbara Pleasants, co-president of the South Campus Neighborhood Association, mentioned that the forum-goers made frequent comments regarding student behavior. Warren Madden, senior vice president for business and finance at Iowa State, wished to attain records of the number of organizations that have been involved in or utilized Veishea. “It would seem to me that it would help us to really know, out of the eight to 900 student groups, how many really are engaged,” Madden said. “There are the individuals who do the leadership, but is Veishea really coming across the

institution as an activity that large numbers of groups participate in?” Richard Reynolds, director of the Memorial Union and Veishea adviser, said that “Veishea by the Numbers” for the last five years should be available. Veishea by the Numbers is the annual report put out by Veishea detailing the various attendees, the organizations involved and other quantified information. Tom Hill, senior vice president of student affairs, also mentioned that the task force isn’t simply looking at Veishea’s past, but looking at the current form of Veishea and the involvement of students, organizations and businesses. Madden also wondered what the City Council and Chamber of Commerce’s views of Veishea were regarding the business aspects and “what [Veishea] does to the Ames community.” “That’s one of the things we need to talk about during the discussion phase,” Hill said. “If it’s impacted, should that weigh heavily in the decision-making process as to whether Veishea’s relevant, whether it’s following its purpose, its mission?” Hill reiterated that the task force’s primary job was to objectively gather

information until the beginning of the “decisionmaking phase,” after outside opinions, concerns, comments and facts had been collected. Jeff Woody, co-president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, was curious what effect canceling Veishea had upon student enrollment, noting the responses of several students at the April 25 open forum. According to the fact book, there were slight variations in student enrollment around the years of Veishea cancellations and major riots, but as Hill pointed out, it would be difficult to ascertain the exact reasons for the drops or rises in enrollment over the years. Hill entertained the notion that Veishea’s “purposes” may have to be changed. He explained that part of the task force’s job is to figure out whether the 1992 “Nine Purposes of Veishea” still fit or if they needed to be redefined to “a week of entertainment.” There are three additional open forums planned, and all open forums and the task force meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit the official website at veisheataskforce. iastate.edu or contact them at veisheataskforce@ iastate.edu.

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Orientation program eases teacher transition By Carlea.Schuler @iowastatedaily.com Iowa State is offering a new staff orientation program to assist in professional development for child care center staff, directors and supervisors all over the state of Iowa. Supervisors and directors can attend the new staff orientation, and take the information back to their child care centers and pass the information on to new childhood teachers. This is the tenth year the program has been in operation. Lesia Oesterreich is the program’s director and a human sciences extension and outreach specialist for human development and family studies. “The main goal is to provide training to new teachers from their first day of employment to help them be successful,” Oesterreich said. The program is designed primarily for childcare centers, but preschool programs use it, too. It gives new teachers who are just beginning a childcare program some basic training on how to supervise children, how to keep them safe and how to do activities with them. “New teachers can be over-

whelmed,” Oesterreich said, “and we find that giving them some training from day one makes a real difference in helping them to be successful.” The new staff orientation has two training programs. One is an online training for child care center directors or preschool program directors where the directors learn to work with new teachers. Melissa Vobr is the director of Kessel Kids in Cresco, Iowa. She went through the new staff orientation when she was a new teacher, and now she advises new staff when they go through it. Vobr said the new staff orientation touches on a broad range of topics in the realm of childcare from welcoming a new child into the group to communication with parents and behavioral management. “It is a great introduction to the childcare setting,” Vobr said. There are 30 video-based lessons in the curriculum. The videos are about good practice with children, such as how to supervise them, how to help children wash their hands, how to talk with children to help them learn and how to do age-appropriate activities with children. After the teachers go

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Iowa State is offering a new staff orientation program designed primarily for professionals in child-care centers.

through the video portion of the orientation, they fill out a portfolio that has activities for them to do. “The activities might be something simple like a treasure hunt at their center to find where the first aid kit is,” Oesterreich said. “Some of the activities are quite fun.” Oesterreich also said that some of the activities are specific to the children in the classroom. For example, the new teacher

might go observe a child to see what their interests are and do an activity with them. This way, they learn what stage of development the child is in. “The new teachers can see both sides of it,” Vobr said. “They get to experience the hands-on part as well as the instructional part of childcare.” After new teachers complete the activities, they write a reflection on what they have learned. The director of the child

care center or preschool then goes over the 30 lessons and the experiences from the orientation with the new staff member. The new teachers orientation portfolio is then sent to Iowa State to be reviewed. The reviewers give feedback to the teachers. “We really try to recruit former directors to be reviewers because they have experience with new teachers, and we find them to be a really good fit,” Oesterreich said. After the portfolio has been reviewed and passed, the teacher is given a certificate that gives them credit in the human services licensing professional development requirements. The new staff orientation program was originally developed by Penn State University, but Iowa State adopted it. Penn State had the orientation only for teachers, but ISU adapted it to a child care development requirement, and then added the directors’ online training, Oesterreich said. “It’s a great program because it lets you know where new staff is in their understanding of different concepts,” Vobr said. “It is a very beneficial program to our center, and I greatly appreciate it.”

Students develop revolutionary seed-tracking app By Morgan.Bahl @iowastatedaily.com Twin brothers at Iowa State have big plans for SeedView, an app that will help seed companies become more efficient. Adam and Austin Fichter, third-year seniors in agriculture business, are the twins responsible for the app. “I was working for Monsanto last summer as an intern and the inventory process seemed lowtech and everything was done on paper,” Adam said. “I was surprised when I realized there was no resource to help benefit the process.” Austin also worked as an intern for Monsanto in a different location last summer. “I had a similar ex-

perience with the inventory management, and it seemed like the warehouses were holding back the process. The app [we developed] will help increase efficiency and allow for real-time locations,” Austin said. SeedView would be used to scan the GR code, something that looks and functions like a regular bar code, when it enters and leaves the facility. The employees will be able to enter the app data and check where all the seeds are at any given time. Currently, everything is done on paper and it takes time for the paper to get processed into the computer, and sometimes the data will show up a week late. “We decided to work

together and come up with a business proposal to help the medium-sized seed companies,” Adam said. The brothers are currently trying to partner with a software company to design the app, though finding a company to partner with is difficult due to the high risk and up-front cost. The developer needs to understand agriculture and the importance of the app. Similar apps have found partnerships in other countries. “If we were to create the app with out-of-pocket money, then it would be a $1 million platform,” Austin said. Economics 334 and Management 313 are two classes that Adam and Austin are currently tak-

ing, and the two classes have given them the tools to build a business plan and have helped them to know who to contact. “The business idea has really come together with the guidance from the two classes,” Austin said. The business plan will target medium-sized companies who do not have the resources to be efficient. The app would be contract-based, and there would potentially be an upfront cost and then an annual fee to renew the services. The value proposition of SeedView would be to reduce payroll expense by $50,000. There would be an increase of sales by 5 percent, and the approximate value added

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Austin and Adam Fichter, seniors in agriculture business, have created an app that will help seed companies become more efficient. Their app will ease inventory management.

to the customer would be around $4,050,000. “We think SeedView has a lot of potential, but it will probably not take off until after we graduate, and we do not have a set

timeline of when things will be accomplished,” Adam said. “We recognize that finding a software company will take the time and process to create the app.”

Entrepreneurship Showcase awards students for unique, innovative business proposals By Kelly.McGowan @iowastatedaily.com

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“Think your idea will change the world?” This question guided the eleventh annual College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase. The event posed this question to students and gave them a platform for displaying their business proposals, pitch ideas and consulting project recommendations. It took place Thursday in the LeBaron lounge. Students and community members perused tri-folds and poster displays of business ideas that were set up on tables throughout the lounge. Some ideas included food service, retail, fashion and event management businesses. Linda Niehm, associate professor of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management 474 and 574, is the organizer of the showcase. Students in her course had the option of completing and showcasing either a business plan or a consulting project. For the consulting project, students worked in conjunction with the Iowa Retail Initiative, a collaborative project between the College of Human Sciences and the College of Design that connects resources with retailers in small Iowa towns. Niehm said that she was a part of starting the event 11 years ago after noticing that student ideas were not leaving the classroom. The showcase is an attempt to provide interaction with business owners, bankers and small business consultants. “They really benefit from some more feedback and reaction to their business proposals in addition to my grading comments,” she said. There were also students from apparel, merchandising and design 576 and an independent study student showcasing their ideas. A pitch competition was open to students from any major in the College of Human Sciences. Sonali Diddi, graduate assistant in apparel, events and hospitality management, helped coordinate the event. She said that this experience helps students understand the supply chain of business startups. “They get a 360 degree perspective of it,” she said. Andrew Pugh, senior in culinary sci-

ences, received the best pitch competition award for his plans for a craft brewery that would offer classes, supplies and brewyour-own activities. He said that the experience gave him insight on what it takes to start a business and gave him respect for small business owners. “I had no idea it would be this difficult,” he said. Some students have taken this project forward by acting on their business plans and some have expanded their already-established businesses for the project. Laporchia Davis, graduate assistant in apparel, events and hospitality management, is one such student. In 2013, she created LC Beauty Extensions. The website sells extensions and eyelashes that cater to African American women. She made eyelashes available for purchase as part of this project and said that this showcase allowed her to promote her business. She said that LC Beauty Extensions is a one-stop-shop for any lady that wants to purchase hair extensions. “I wanted to create it for women who wanted to look beautiful on a budget,” she said. The winners of last year’s showcase have gone on to start White Willow Events, an event planning business in West Des Moines that they presented. A presentation of awards started in the LeBaron auditorium after the showcase. Awards were given for the following categories: technology innovation, people’s choice, best display and visual, most sustainable business proposal, best use of experience economy strategies, best of show for small business consulting strategy, best of show for new business start-up idea and best of show. The judging panel included representatives from university and apparel, events and hospitality management faculty, local business and community leaders, the Iowa Retail Initiative and AESHM graduate students. Niehm said that throughout the 11 years of the showcase, the course has grown from 46 to 115 students and that the interest in entrepreneurship among students has exploded. The diversity of business has also expanded to include many service, lifestyle, food, fashion and technology businesses under the College of Human Sciences.


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Make impact on world in positive way, get involved As today’s front page would suggest, this was quite a year for Iowa State. Every year on a college campus is sure to bring about some major events, especially when you bring the many perspectives and cultures into one space that a university of Iowa State’s size works to achieve. It can be an interesting thing to look back on years gone by, whether it is one, four, ten or many, many more. It can be a little horrifying to be reminded of when things went wrong. Whether it’s a campus shooting that will always leave more questions than can be answered and the many “what ifs” that often plague our society. It can be the embarrassment and anger that comes from the riotous actions of a few that destroyed the long awaited efforts of many. The big thing to take away from these events is that life does not always go as planned. It can be disappointing, upsetting and downright unfair sometimes. Looking back can be hard, but it’s also important. Not only because it’s the best way to learn from our failures, but also because it can be so easy to focus on the negative when there are so many more positives. The main aspect to remember in going forward, as well as when looking back, is that the world is what you make it. Unfortunately, there are many more individuals content to sit on the sidelines — or more aptly behind their computer screens — and comment on the many mistakes made by others. They are quick to point to how everything went wrong and whose fault it was, but in the end, their opinions matter little as they have never really been a part of effective change to begin with. No, the positive changes and memories come from those who looked upon what was and thought “I can do better.” They were the students that volunteered their time to coordinate unofficial Veishea events in an effort to remind the community what the tradition stood for, not what one night had made it. There were also many students who stepped forward to begin fundraisers for all of those affected by the riot. Not only that, but students packed the Great Hall to support and kick it for the kids at the annual Dance Marathon, and students showed off their best work in The Fashion Show 2014. Awards were won, alumni excelled and students across campus strived to make a positive societal impact each day. It is all of these individuals — the doers — who are sculpting the world that we will live in tomorrow. It’s great to look back and see what was, but it is even more exciting to look forward and see what could be. If you don’t know what your place will be in making a difference tomorrow, that’s OK. Some of you will be graduating in a week, others still have years left on campus at Iowa State and even more of you have already joined the ISU alumni community. The one thing that you all have in common is that you are capable of making a positive difference each day, whether in response to when the worst happens or as a planned activity set to improve the lives of others. For those of you who have already taken part in making a positive impact at Iowa State, you know the joy that comes with it. If you haven’t, don’t worry. Just remember, in moving forward and in looking back that the world is what you make it, but first you have to act.

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Bring back brothels, protect workers’ health, safety rights By Zachary.Neuendorf @iowastatedaily.com

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ast week, Ames Police Department made four prostitution arrests in an undercover operation to evaluate the rate of human trafficking and prostitution in Ames. “We were glad it was only four, but obviously that’s four too many and there’s probably a lot going on that we don’t know about,” said Geoff Huff, investigations commander, last week regarding the arrests. “I think it’s an opportunity for us to at least get a look at what we have going on and what we need to work on.” I found two aspects of this arrest particularly interesting. First off, all four solicitors were men; secondly, this was happening in Ames. Prostitution is stigmatized to no end as a woman’s profession and as happening predominantly in the seedy, downtown alleyways of skyscraper cities. But, of course, this is not true. People everywhere — even in rural Iowa — desire sex and are willing to pay a pretty penny to get it. Stigma pushed aside, what is the problem with that? Currently, there are issues with prostitution — issues that more or less have budded because of prostitution’s illicit status in this country. If it were to be legalized, we would at least be able to confront and tackle the indisputable and self-perpetuated disadvantages of illegal prostituting. The biggest benefit of decriminalization is reducing the fear current prostitutes have toward law enforcement. This fear is what prevents the sex workers from going to the police with occasions of mistreatment and violence from either procurers or customers. Roughly 80 percent of sex workers report being

assaulted at some time. Decriminalization will surely instigate a fear into the abuser because he or she would be aware the sex workers could not be used as a shield against the law. This would empower the woman. I am generalizing the gender because most — but not all — sex workers are in fact women and fact they are the ones suffering most from in-job violence. It is good for everyone if the women are operating out of a licensed brothel because the brothels adhere closely to the regulations the law has granted them. The health of sex workers would also be under strict observation if business is done in a brothel. Condoms would be required, as would frequent testing for sexually transmitted diseases. With criminalization, women are less likely to take care of their well-being either because of the stigma surrounding the act or because they are unaware of the health

services available. Back to the law enforcement side of it: If we decriminalize, we lose the need for police officers to play undercover games. The officers can then actually sharpen their focus and attention on protecting the sex workers rather than arresting and causing detrimental effects for the workers. And is that not the current excuse for its illegality — to prevent exploitation of the workers when, ironically, arresting has become its own form of exploitation? With those arrests, who is usually being punished? The sex worker. And who is the victim? If anyone, it is likely to be the sex worker because of the unsafe conditions. But if the conditions are safe — which is the ultimate goal — who would be the victim? No one. So in keeping prostitution illegal, it looks like a backward excuse to occupy the law enforcers’ time. If the cases of consensual sex are

left to the business, then the law can prioritize its time to the child-fueled and unlawful world of human trafficking. Now for what is commonly used as the selling point for legalizing taboo practices — the potential tax revenue and other monetary gain. Brothels are small businesses and would pay taxes to federal, state or local governments and would create jobs and hopefully positively influence the communities in which they are set. The center of controversy for legitimizing sex work is the surviving and relentless fear of accepting the act of sex as normal and as a necessity or hobby to some. If it is the goal of those kind of opposers to rid the world of its powerfulenough-to-pay sex drive, then they are out of luck because it is not happening. Not everyone — heck, not even a small fraction of America — will agree with the ethics of prostitution, but its about time we accept it as a part of some lifestyles.

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By decriminalizing prostitution, the government would be able to tax and regulate the industry. This would go a long way toward enhancing society because police could focus on safety instead of arrests.

Don’t overlook summer class perks Many students lose time, focus, money by taking 3-month break By Jamie.Wandschneider @iowastatedaily.com

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he most looked forward to time of the school year is when classes are officially over and summer vacation begins. For three straight months, students take advantage of not having to worry about school, but they are missing out on a helpful opportunity: summer classes. The idea of taking classes during the summer sounds absurd. After all, summer is supposed to be our break from school, not a continuation of it. There are many benefits to taking summer classes, however, that college students overlook because of the idea of being in school longer. The most obvious reason for taking summer classes is to get ahead on one’s fouryear plan. This can mean students are taking classes so they do not have to worry about perquisites for classes the coming fall semester. Also, if someone wants to finish college sooner, summer classes make that dream a reality. Since most students would rather not spend their summer learning, classes are much smaller. By having a lower student-to-teacher ratio, students are able to get more out of a smaller class. Instructors also have more time to help students one-on-one and make sure that they fully understand the material, which is perfect for

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Taking summer classes has many benefits that students don’t take into account when considering summer plans. Some benefits include better focus, smaller class sizes and faster graduation time.

a class that a student may find challenging. That student is able to get the attention that is needed to succeed. Also, this is extremely helpful for students that prefer a smaller class setting. Taking a few classes during the summer can also be a cheaper option than staying an extra semester at a university. A lot of times, summer courses are taken at a community college, which provides a much lower tuition. It is an inexpensive way to get ahead on one’s education. If the community college

route is chosen, it can always help keep your ISU GPA in good standing. Say a student struggles with math, but needs it as a general education requirement. By taking the course at a community college during the summer, that student is able to focus on that course instead of a full course load, plus activities. A student has a better chance to succeed if he or she is only focusing on a single subject. Also, only the credit transfers from a community college to a university. That

way students do not have to stress about getting a high grade, they just need to get a passing one for it to count. This allows students to not destroy their GPAs because of a class that they find particularly challenging. Since elementary school, our teachers have always told us to keep practicing the material we learned so when fall comes the information is still fresh in our heads. Taking summer classes can keep our brains stimulated and keep them in the habit of learning information. Often, summer classes meet everyday, which helps keep the material fresh and can make it much easier to learn new concepts since students are constantly practicing them. When fall semester comes around, students will not have to rewire their brains to get back in the swing of studying. Some might be hesitant to take a summer class, fearing that it will take too much time in already busy schedules. A majority of summer classes last less than a semester and have online options, so students do not have to worry about making it to class. Iowa State’s summer math classes, for example, are only in session for eight weeks, or half a semester. This makes it easy to fit class into a busy schedule and gives students plenty of time to still have a relaxing summer vacation. Summer breaks are placed to give students some time away from school and to unwind after a stressful school year. Taking classes during the summer gives students a chance to gain the benefits of a smaller class setting and still allows them to enjoy a break.


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HISTORY Brittany Gomez stuns fans with skillful transition

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Sophomore outfielder Brittany Gomez hits the ball during Iowa State’s 6-6 tie with Iowa April 23 at the Cyclone Sports Complex. Gomez has the school record for career stolen bases.

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t is perhaps difficult for coaches sometimes to gauge how well an incoming freshman will make the transition from high school to college softball. Sophomore center fielder Brittany Gomez has far exceeded expectations by those that have been able to be around her at Iowa State. “You can have a good feel for personalities on people, but you never really know how they transition until they get here,” said ISU coach Stacy GemeinhardtCesler. “But she has something that’s just intangible as to the way she approaches the game.” Gomez joined the Cyclones in 2013 after playing for her high school in New Braunfels, Texas.

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Baylor to challenge Iowa State in final conference game By Rachel.Anderson @iowastatedaily.com With the season coming to an end, the Cyclones softball team wants to go out with a bang. The ISU softball team is scheduled to take on Baylor this weekend in one of its final home games of the season. This is the last game for the Cyclones in Big 12 play. Iowa State is 2-10 and Baylor is 9-4 in the conference this season. With Baylor significantly ahead of Iowa State in Big 12 Conference standings, the Cyclones are preparing to face tough competition this weekend. “Compete with them. Basically keep up with them. When they steal, we steal. We need our fastest runners on base every single time,” said junior shortstop Lexi Slater. “We need to execute when they are on base and get them in basically just bring all three.” ISU coach Stacy Gemeinhardt-Cesler wants her team to focus more on its hitting. She said her team is ready for Bears pitcher Whitney Canion. Canion pitched last season against the Cyclones. “I think Whitney Canion and the other pitcher are both good

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Junior Jorden Spendlove went 2 of 3 with an RBI during Iowa State’s 3-2 loss to Omaha Wednesday at the Cyclone Sports Complex. Spendlove is working with her teammates to get into a competitive mindset for the game against Baylor this weekend.

pitchers. They always do a good job offensively. In conference, you just got to come out, play your game and control the things you can control and let it go,” Gemeinhardt-Cesler said. Gemeinhardt-Cesler

has been focused in on watching Canion on video to see how she pitches this season. The team has also been watching Baylor’s scouting reports since the Cyclones faced Baylor and Canion last year.

Junior first baseman Jorden Spendlove agrees with her coach. She believes her team needs to hit well against Canion once again this season. “We hit Whitney Canion pretty well last

year so we’re planning on hitting her well again,” Spendlove said. “So if we keep our defense up we’ll give them a good battle.” Gemeinhardt-Cesler was not too impressed with her team’s defense

last weekend. She hopes to improve the defense to play against the Bears. Gemeinhardt-Cesler added that she wants her team to control what they can control as well as make the plays that they are capable of making. Slater agrees with her coach. She wants to work on cleaning up the Cyclones’ defense for a tough team like the Baylor Bears. “Our defense struggled last weekend, so we’re really going to work on that this week leading into the game,” Slater said. Slater said she believes her team can accomplish this goal by taking reps, throwing to bases and focusing in on the game itself. With this weekend’s series being the last threegame series at home for the Cyclones, this weekend will be bittersweet for the seniors. Iowa State will take on Baylor in the three-game series starting May 2 at home. “It’s going to be our last home game,” Slater said. “I think that it’s definitely going to give us motivation for the seniors. Senior day is on [May 4], so hopefully we’re going to play the best for them and just send them away with a bang.”

Seniors reminisce about baseball club’s transformation By Kyle.Heim @iowastatedaily.com Seniors in the ISU baseball club have witnessed the team’s attitude transition from nonchalant to competitive. Since joining the club, seniors have built friendships, experienced a no-hitter from one of their own and contributed to the shift from losing seasons to winning seasons. Ethan Schroeder, club president and fifth-year senior, has played a key role in the team’s transformation. In his first three years with the club, the team never finished a season above .500. Since taking over as president last season, Schroeder has watched the team not only post winning records in back-to-back seasons but also contend for a bid to regionals this year. “Through my first three seasons, we never had a winning record until last year,” Schroeder said. “We’ve made great im-

provement, solid at every position, even with our backups. Anybody on this team could start a game and do just fine.” Seniors said that the thing they will miss most about playing for the team is the friendships they have built with each other. “Not only will I miss playing organized and competitive baseball, I will definitely miss seeing all of my teammates on a regular basis,” said senior Spencer Maroo. “These guys have become some of my very closest friends over the past couple of years and it definitely will be hard to say goodbye to that.” Along with the friendships, the team experienced an unusual no-hitter last season that did not result in a shutout from senior Kyle Martin. “It was really exciting,” Martin said. “My defense was making great plays for me, helping my back. I actually had a few walks that led to a run.” Martin said everyone on the

team knew about the potential no-hitter during the game, but nobody spoke about it. “We didn’t talk about the actual no-hitter, but they didn’t leave me alone and I didn’t leave them alone,” Martin said. “We just talked about how the game was going, but in the back of our minds we knew what was going on.” Once the season officially ends, each senior will go off on separate paths. Martin plans to return to Iowa State next year as a fifthyear senior, studying to become a physical education teacher. Because of time commitments as a student teacher next spring, he will not be returning to play with the baseball team. Schroeder plans on searching for a job in mechanical engineering and playing semi-professional baseball this summer with Muscatine. “[Semi-pro] is competitive; it’s a lot of fun,” Schroeder said. “You get to play a lot of games,

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Sophomore Elliott Frey, left, senior Ethan Schroeder and junior Dillan Dwyer are members of ISU baseball club. As club president, Schroeder has witnessed the team transform into a serious competitive contender.

and at the end of the summer there’s a state tournament as well, so there’s something to play for.” This will be Schroeder’s second year playing semi-pro, and

he said he hopes to play baseball as long as he can. Before any of the seniors begin the next chapter in their life, they must wait and see if they get a bid to regionals next week.


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Athlete inspires team with driven attitude Zach Steffen Bio

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Senior Zach Steffen practices in the ISU golf team’s indoor facility. Despite playing golf at Iowa State, Steffen’s athletic abilities extend beyond the green, having excelled in baseball and basketball before starting college.

Most golfers are not known for having much athleticism away from the golf course. Zach Steffen is an exception. Steffen, now a senior on the ISU men’s golf team, earned all-conference honors on the basketball court at Des Moines Lincoln High School in the winter during high school. In the spring, he led the Railsplitters to their first appearance at the state golf championship in 25 years. He even played baseball growing up, too. In his youth, Steffen had a sport for all seasons but he knew he had a decision to make in order to compete athletically at the next level. “In high school, it kind of worked out that baseball and golf both couldn’t work at the same time, so I had to choose between the two of them,” Steffen said. “With basketball I just wasn’t quite good enough, so I ended up with golf.” His choice has paid dividends, allowing him to fulfill his dream of playing for the school he had long rooted for. Before that dream was realized, Steffen made his mark on the junior college circuit. Not receiving much Division I interest after graduating high school, Steffen opted to go to Indian Hills Community College where he became a member of a national championship-winning team in 2011. After a successful campaign that included five top-five finishes, his name began to pop up on recruiting radars and he piqued the interest of ISU coach Andrew

ISU women to focus on racing strategy for track and field meet By Chris.Wolff @iowastatedaily.com The ISU women’s track and field team will continue to follow the trend of splitting up the weekend and competing in multiple meets. Athletes will be competing in the Musco Twilight meet in Iowa City, the Jace Lacoste Invitational in Starkville, Mississippi, and the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, California. The spotlight for this weekend’s slate of meets will be on the Payton Jordan Invitational, where Iowa State’s top distance runners will be competing in the 1,500-meter race. Sam Bluske, Katy Moen, Bethanie Brown, Crystal Nelson, Maggie Gannon and Perez Rotich are all slated to compete in that event. This weekend is also the final chance for the team to gain some momentum as the next meet the Cyclones compete in will be the Big 12 Championships. “We’re just looking for more forward momentum going into the championship season,” Bluske said. “It’s going to be a fun race, something a little different.” Most of the ISU athletes competing in the 1,500-meter race are more accustomed to longer races like the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter events.

However, running a shorter race like the 1,500-meter can be beneficial for the athletes. “We really want to focus on running smart and taking a tactical approach to the race,” Brown said. “Since I don’t really train for this event — I typically train for longer distances — I don’t really have a set time I’m looking to run. It’s a good chance to run tactically and see how I do in a tactical race like this.” For much of the season, athletes run all out in an attempt to hit qualifying times, personal bests and school bests. Oftentimes, when it’s a championship race, the pace is slowed as runners try to run more tactically and save up enough energy for a strong kick down the final stretch of a race. Running a tactical race, like many of the ISU athletes will be doing this weekend, is good practice for the upcoming weeks where they will be running for championships. “Racing smart is going to be vital come championship season,” Bluske said. “It doesn’t always come down to who’s the fastest; it comes down to who can race the smartest. In some meets, you’re going to be with 10 to 15 other girls who have ran within 1 and 2 seconds of you.” With a host of Cyclones

>>GOMEZ p6 Coming out of Canyon High School, Gomez was already a decorated softball player. She was the recipient of a number of different team and individual awards throughout her career and as a freshman, she helped lead her school to a victory in the 2009 4A Texas State Championship game. In 2012, she was named player of the year in Texas by a number of media outlets and finished First-Team All-State in Texas. For Gomez, the decision to join the ISU softball team was an easy one. Despite the distance from Ames to New Braunfels, she said she had no problem making herself at home at Iowa State. “I really liked the Iowa State campus and the community here in Ames,” Gomez said. “There isn’t a professional sports team in the area, so you know the community really enjoys coming to the college games.” Much like during her high school career, the records and

competing in the same event together, the athletes said it provides a comforting feeling as they know they are all going through the same thing together. “I think it helps to have teammates there as support and also to gauge where you’re at in a race,” Moen said. “It’s nice to someone is there with you and going through the same thing.” It also takes off the nerves and tensions the athletes feel prior to a race because they have someone to go through the warm-up process with, Brown said. Running with teammates can also influence strategy. Depending on the race and who is competing in the race, a group of teammates can work together and control the pace of the race. “Last year in the 10k at Big 12s, we definitely all worked together as a team to slow the race down the first half, which was a huge advantage to us,” Moen said. “But it depends on the race and who’s in it and how much people are looking towards Iowa State to make the moves.” This weekend, the goal isn’t necessarily to win the race but instead to get a good lesson in running a tactical race. The Cyclones are hoping that lesson will benefit come championship season when Big 12 titles are on the line.

accolades have already started to pile up during her collegiate career. With seven games remaining in her sophomore season, Gomez has already rewritten school history for most careerstolen bases. During her freshman campaign, Gomez set the singleseason stolen base record, registering 31 steals on 33 attempts. The center fielder followed up her freshman year with 22 stolen bases on 27 attempts, tied for fourth in the Big 12. Gomez, currently sitting at 53 career steals, broke the ISU school record of 48 — previously claimed by Adi Blackmon — in the Cyclones’ game March 23 against Northern Illinois. “I actually didn’t realize I broke the record until somebody told me,” Gomez said. “But looking at that number, I hope to get at least that much through my next two years. 100 steals for my career would be awesome.” At the current pace Gomez has set for stealing bases, it’s not hard to imagine her finishing up her ISU career north of 100 steals.

Born: Oct. 19, 1991 Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa (Lincoln High School) Year: Senior Major: Management Achievements: Made 12 starts at Iowa State in his career (best finish: tied for 33rd twice), competed in the 2013 USGA U.S. Amateur Publinks, was all-conference basketball player at Des Moines Lincoln High School, was All-Academic Big 12 Honoree in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.

Tank, a fellow Des Moines native. “He had a good high school career; Lincoln didn’t have much of a golf history before he was there,” Tank said. “Then he had a great season at Indian Hills, winning a national championship. He was a guy we wanted to have.” Steffen intended to return for another season in Ottumwa, but the opportunity to become a Cyclone was an opportunity he could not pass up. Upon arriving at Iowa State, Steffen got a taste of Division I golf early, competing in four tournaments. In his junior season, Steffen’s workload increased, making seven starts and notching career-best finishes — tied for 33rd at the VCU Shootout and the Furman — along the way. Despite the progress Steffen made in his first two seasons, playing time has been hard to come by in his senior season. With an influx of young talent trickling in, the program’s growth exceeded the growth Steffen made in his own game.

In his time at Iowa State, Steffen has seen the program evolve from a Big 12 bottom dweller to a top 50 team. Though his name will not be prominent in the ISU record books, his work ethic and attitude have been integral to the development of his teammates. “When I was a freshman, I was a little lost when I came to the U.S., to Iowa State. My practices were not as good as they could have been,” said junior Scott Fernandez. “I would come to practice right on time, but Zach was always there 10 minutes early. I learned a lot from his work ethic.” Steffen, whose last start came in September, admitted that a lack of playing time has been a tough pill to swallow. Nonetheless, his work ethic did not die and is driving him toward the next stage in his playing career. “Obviously it was a tough, trying spring season, not being able to play, but I have other things to look forward to after this season’s done because I’m going to try to play professionally,” Steffen said. “It didn’t really stop me from working hard.” Steffen will look to follow in the footsteps of former teammate and mentor Nate McCoy, who currently plays on the PGA Tour Canada. “This winter I might play down in the mini tours in Arizona, then I might try to play in Canada like Nate does,” Steffen said. “Just seeing that somebody you played with for a couple years has had that success and is able to do it really gives you that confidence that ‘Hey, if he can do it, why not me?’”

Men’s track and field athletes strive to achieve season goals By Kyle.Kubiak @iowastatedaily.com Two athletes on the ISU men’s track and field team are in the midst of trying to accomplish a couple of goals they set at the start of the season. They will get a chance to achieve their goals this weekend in Starkville, Mississippi, at the Jace Lacoste Invitational. The two-time All-Big 12 shot put recipient, Jan Jeuschede, is ready to go out this weekend and throw similar distances to the ones that earned him third place at the Big 12 Indoor Championships. “Honestly, I’ve been pretty disappointed with my outdoor meets so far. I’ve only been throwing 57-58 [feet] when I should — and I know I should — be throwing 60 [feet],” Jeuschede said. “Hopefully it’s nice down there this weekend and I throw like I should be.” The forecast for Saturday’s competition in Starkville, Mississippi, is sitting at a high of 80 degrees with sunny skies, but Jeuschede knows it is going to take more than a clear sky to meet his goal. “I’ve definitely been working hard to improve,” Jeuschede said. “I feel a lot stronger and more solid all the way around this season from better lifting habits than last year.” Despite the belief that throwing the shot put is all about strength, Jeuschede said it is also about grace and technique. “Throwing isn’t just based on one thing, like simply just strength and speed. You have to combine a whole variety of different aspects for it all to come together,” Jeuschede said. “You have to be very technical, very graceful and have a good feel for your body in order to get a good throw off every time with the strength you build.” ISU assistant coach Glenn Smith wants to see his athletes have a breakout weekend individually after a strong

[Gomez] has something that’s just intangible as to the way she approaches the game.” ISU coach Stacy Gemeinhardt-Cesler

Along with her base-running abilities, Gomez’s production offensively from the lead-off spot has been equally useful for the Cyclones. Gomez set another ISU single-season record last season in runs scored with 50. She also led the team in hitting with a .361 average and 66 total hits, which earned her All-Big 12 SecondTeam honors. Following that performance, Gomez remains on pace to set personal bests in batting average, on-base percentage and hits. With seven games remaining during the regular season, Gomez holds a .405 batting average, 66 total hits and an on-base percentage of .455.

showing at the Drake Relays. “The main focus [at Drake] was put into the team relays and I think it was very strong,” Smith said. “We have had a very competitive season with a ton of competitive competition and I am excited to see it continue this weekend.” Smith has been hoping that this consistent high-level competition all year long, along with the consistent trips to warm-climate meets, would make the team stronger in the end. “This season we did something different than prior seasons, even though I wasn’t here last year, by heading to more warm-climate meets to give our athletes the best chances to succeed and put good times out there,” Smith said. One athlete in particular that Smith and others are excited to see this weekend is freshman Derek Jones. “[I’m] really looking forward to seeing the 400 hurdlers this weekend. They all have been running really strong,” Smith said. “I’m especially excited to see Derek out there because this is the weekend that he needs to get into the 50-51 [second] range.” Jones has been a consistent runner all season long for the Cyclones, and he is viewing this weekend’s meet as the time to finally meet his and his coach’s goal. “This is the weekend I definitely have to hit 51, for sure,” Jones said. “I know I can do it, but now I just have to go out there and show it.” Although Jones is running at a high level as a freshman, he hasn’t forgotten where he came from and what got him to be at this place in his career. “[It] feels kind of surreal to be competing at this point in college. I can remember a year ago when I ran at Drake and now I am running there for Iowa State,” Jones said. “I feel blessed to be doing this already as a freshman and at the point that I am in this outdoor season.”

It’s also the speed she possesses that makes her a threat during every at-bat. “It’s important having her at the top of the order; she makes the defense scramble right from the get-go,” said ISU outfielder Sarah Hawryluk. “Even though she’s small, she’s intimidating. She can hit, slap and bunt, which gets the defense on their heels.” For the second time in two seasons, Gomez has recorded more than 60 hits, making her the only ISU player to accomplish such a feat. Already the center fielder has recorded four hits in a single game three times this season. Gomez also recorded a fourstolen base game against North Dakota back on March 8. Gomez’s speed in center field is a vital component to Iowa State’s defense. Her range is capable of giving the ISU pitchers confidence in knowing if the ball is in play going out to center field, there is a good chance Gomez will chase it down. “I’ve played next to her right from her freshman year,”

Hawryluk said. “It’s been fun seeing her develop into a strong leader in the outfield.” Despite this only being her sophomore season, Gomez has displayed an aptitude for leadership and taken it seriously. “You don’t come across people like her very often,” Gemeinhardt-Cesler said. “She works hard on the field and in the classroom; she’s someone who shows up everyday.” Gomez will continue to be a catalyst as the Cyclones, who are 22-25-1 overall and 2-10 in the Big 12, are still in search of finishing the season above .500. With three games each against Big 12 opponents Texas Tech, Baylor and Kansas, the Cyclones will have their work cut out for them in order to finish with a winning record. Gomez’s main goal remains winning ball games and helping her team any way possible. “My goal is to get on base for my teammates to hit me in,” Gomez said. “We just want to win the games we’re capable of winning and keep improving.”


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Horoscope Today’s Birthday (5/02/14) List your talents, skills and accomplishments by passion level. Where would you like to be by your next birthday? Disciplined attention to partnerships pays off this year. Enjoy a communications hot streak until July 16. After that, your focus draws closer to home. Explore what you love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Across 1 It comes from goats 7 Old hand 10 Margery of nursery rhyme 13 Reason to be at sea? 14 Leak slowly 15 Pub choice 16 Colorful freshwater fish 17 1994 Schwarzenegger film 19 Organized group of female monarchs? 21 Waterskiing challenges 24 Role for Ronny 25 Blood __ 26 Blood system letters 27 Pelion neighbor 29 Vulpine critter 30 Ingredient in a concrete American flag? 33 Overwhelming amount 35 Feel a strong desire (for) 36 Former German chancellor Adenauer 39 Fancy carp 40 Plastic leg bone? 43 Mooch 45 “Cows of Our Planet” cartoonist 47 Mesozoic, e.g.

48 Old folk song composer, often: Abbr. 50 Bread often served with ghee 51 Hat material 53 Line of hunky monarchs? 56 Catholic recitation phrase 57 Poker variety ... and what the four longest across answers do? 61 Chess components 62 Parker array 63 Restless feeling 64 Hill occupant 65 Anti-aging treatment target 66 Named Down 1 Ran into 2 1992 U2 song 3 Popular song 4 Correspond 5 Mosque VIPs 6 Gravelly sound 7 Don’t give up 8 Practices one of the environmental three R’s 9 Barrel-conscious gp. 10 Jersey owner, maybe

11 Syria’s most populous city 12 Thomas Hardy setting 14 Squish 18 Nephew of Abraham 20 Dull repetition 21 Cola __ 22 Help in a heist 23 Ideal time to snap? 27 Bovary title: Abbr. 28 Starting from 31 HUN neighbor, to the IOC 32 Baleful 34 Capt.’s course 36 Knowledge 37 Mystique 38 Billiards backspin 40 Wearing a lot 41 Yoga class regimen 42 Hawaiian coffeegrowing region 43 Grand __ 44 Spotty 46 Lead singer of the Irish pop/rock group The Corrs 49 Where many vets served 51 Peach pit 52 “House of Payne” creator __ Perry 54 Snoozes 55 Turned (off) 58 Sire’s mate 59 Legal closing? 60 Club __

Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 7 -- Conserve resources and save money. Study and explore new financial opportunities. Choose projects that include practicing an art or talent. A solution to an old problem becomes obvious. Review the manual before taking anything apart. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 7 -- You’re in your element, and it’s getting profitable. Bask in glory as you rake in the dough. Keep track of expenses. Household changes seem easier to accomplish. Don’t spend on treats until checks clear and the bills are paid. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 7 -- A hunch could get profitable. You can get what you need. Finish old business, and chart out a new direction (in detail). Peaceful productivity behind closed doors satisfies. It feels so good to get stuff off your list... leave it empty for a bit.

by Linda Black

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 7 -- Avoid distraction and procrastination for a while. Reward yourself later. Plan and scheme in detail. Delegate tasks to team members, and ensure strong communications structures. Inspire by example. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 7 -- Networking and schmoozing helps your career and advances your agenda. It’s a good day to be social. Get involved with a community project together with friends. Schedule meetings. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is an 8 -- Travel beckons. Expand your influence and seek new territory. Find alternate routes, just in case. Leave your schedule flexible for unexpected detours. Take on a challenge. Leave them wanting more.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 -- There’s plenty of work, and it could seem overwhelming. Remember your partners, and negotiate how to best collaborate. Share talents, and each one comes away with more. Delegate the stuff you enjoy least. Consult experts.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 7 -- Home holds your attention. Invest in ease and comfort. Take time for love, romance and creativity. Provide emotional support to one who could use it. Play with family and friends. Initiate a creative challenge, and get lost.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 7 -- The pace quickens. The great work you’ve been doing reflects well on you. You’re attracting attention, both for business and personal affairs. Express your passion without reserve. Dive into your projects with energy and enthusiasm, and reap rewards.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an 8 -- Make household decisions, and improve a situation that’s been bugging you. Neatness counts double. Interior decoration or organizational infrastructure projects satisfy. Research options before spending. Comparisonshopping pays off.

Sudoku

by the Mepham Group

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 7 -- Take inventory of your assets, and discover more than you thought. Chart your direction, and include a vacation or escape. Map the route and make reservations. Budget to include adventure and unforgettable experiences . Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 7 -- Respond to a passionate call to action. Review resources with your partner. Compromise, and focus on strategy. Prepare for negotiations. Don’t let a windfall slip from your fingers.

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