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FOOD INSECURITY Iowa State combats student food and housing issues through partnerships with community and other universities BY WILLA.COLVILLE @iowastatedaily.com Imagine a student managing finances, going to class and studying on a daily basis. Imagine a student doing those things on an empty stomach and without a place to live. That is a reality some students face at Iowa State. From collaborating with universities across the U.S. to opening a food pantry on campus, Iowa State and the Ames community are working to combat this issue. Pete Englin, director of residence and vice president for student affairs, said ensuring the success of students is a top priority within student affairs. Coming to Iowa State, many students face numerous challenges. Englin hopes to help students recognize these challenges and work with them to create the best living environment possible. “We look at if they’re going to graduate or rather, when they’re going to graduate and what are all the obstacles that are in their way,” Englin said. “As students start getting registered and start making choices, we learn that they may not eat or they may not eat well. “They may not have places to live at some point… But there’s a lot of ways you can go about addressing and solving housing or food insecurity.” In 2014, Iowa State started working with the University Innovation Alliance. The alliance, which consists of 11 universities, is committed to increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in the U.S. The colleges within the alliance focus specifically on graduating low-income students. Since the alliance was formed, participating campuses are producing 25 percent more

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CHRIS JORGENSEN/ ISD Democratic candidate J.D. Scholten speaks at a Iowa State College Democrats event on Tuesday.

Midterms: Candidates meet with College Dems Food pantry location: 2616 Food Science Building Contact: President: Sarah Jepsen, skjepsen@iastate.edu Adviser: Breanna Wetzler, bwetzler@iastate.edu

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low-income graduates per year, according to their website. The University of Texas, which participates in the University Innovation Alliance, recently implemented completion grants and Iowa State followed suit. In the fall of 2017, 60 students from Iowa State received the first completion grants, which erased some debt on their university bill and

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Memorial Union changes open hours BY KAYLIE.CROWE @iowastatedaily.com The Iowa State Memorial Union is changing its hours of operation. Previously, the building was open 24 hours, but will now just be open from 7 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. Officials hope changing the hours will save money. “At our meeting, the discussion centered around operational efficiency and to save money,” said Kevin Drury, president of the Memorial Union board of directors. “In order to do so we tracked when students came in and out and when it was busiest.” The Memorial Union board of directors noticed after 1 a.m., the MU had been consistently empty, Drury said.

“It doesn’t make sense to have the building open if there are very few people or if there is no one in the building,” said Steve Winfrey, director of the Memorial Union. “Thus, we wanted to be business minded and save on costs.” Jennie Norris, president of the Student Union Board, said the students she has spoken with have not noticed the change in hours. “I have been in the Memorial Union very late at night and there are very few students in the building,” Norris said. “I believe closing during not-so-busy hours is a good idea for several reasons, including security.” Drury said there is no student feedback that he is aware of regarding the changes so far.

IOWA STATE DAILY The Memorial Union changes open hours to 7 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

BY TALON.DELANEY @iowastatedaily.com W ith the midterm elections less than two months away, the fourth congressional Democratic candidate J.D. Scholten discussed key campaign issues with students Tuesday night. Scholten, along with other local Democrats candidates, met with members of the Iowa State College Democrats in an effort to encourage political advocacy and get more Democrats elected. More than 70 students, members and political candidates gathered for the event to hear from group leaders and candidates — the important role of voting in a democracy at the forefront of the event. “A n e i g h t - t i m e i n c u m b e n t polling below 50 percent is a chance, especially 41 percent. It means he’s vulnerable,” Scholten said. “I see this election coming down to the wire.” Currently, eight-term incumbent Steve King is 10 points ahead of Scholten and has an overall 41 percent favorability. Yet Iowa State College Democrat President Taylor Blair is hopeful that Scholten can successfully lead the fourth district in the future. “Scholten is so good on the issues, and that ’s what students care about,” Blair said. “He’s got so much energy, he’s young, and young people have a role to play in defeating Steve King.” At the helm of the event, however, was the significance of voting. “Knock on doors, make calls, really get out there,” said Josh Opperman, a candidate for story county supervisor. “There’s two seats left on that board, and we want two Democrats to fill it.” The other Democratic candidate for county supervisor, Linda Murken, also stressed the importance of voter turnout. “I ran for this position once before,” Murken said. “O ut of 46,000 voters, I lost the election by 850 votes. Every vote counts.”


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MS Agronomy Defense Seminar at 3022 Agronomy Hall Wednesday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m. Resin Butterfly Wings Pendant at the Workspace Wednesday, Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m. Artful Yoga at Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

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Thursday, Sept. 13, 9 p.m. SUB Comedy Night with Moses Storm at The Maintenance Shop Friday, Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m. Seminar: ISU Online Learning Community at Parks Library, Room 0031 Friday, Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m.

Campus Conversation: Big or Small- Do You Call? at Welcome Reception: Sarah Merrill named Director of New Student Programs at the Parks Library, Room 198 Memorial Union, Room 2630 Thursday, Sept. 13, 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 3 p.m. Food and AgriCultural Transformation for University Awards Ceremony at the Memorial Agroecosystem Health at Agronomy Hall, Room Union, Great Hall 2050

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Crespi announced as CARD interim director BY ANNELISE.WELLS @iowastatedaily.com

JOHN CRESPI

Economics professor John Crespi has been announced as the next interim director for the Center of Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD.) Crespi will serve one year in his position as interim director, which began Aug. 16. Catherine Kling was the director of CARD for seven years, from 2013 to 2018, before leaving Iowa State for a

position at Cornell University. After she left, Dermot Hayes, Iowa State professor of economics and finance, served as interim director from June to August. Crespi is an agricultural economist with areas of focus in industrial organization and food marketing. His current teaching duties include undergraduate classes on food markets and agribusiness finance. He is also part of the ISU Brain Initiative, which is a group of faculty

and staff on campus whose goal is to accelerate brain research. Crespi contributes research regarding consumer choice and food decisions. Crespi received two degrees in English and economics from California State University, Sacramento. From there, he earned a master’s in economics from Colorado State University and a doctorate in agricultural and resource economics from University of California, Davis. The Center of Agricultural and

Rural Development “conducts innovative public policy and economic research on agricultural, environmental, and food issues,” according to their website. Researchers at CARD combine engagement with academic success to think about the best ways to inform society about their research; they also research the impacts of alternatives to policies including trade and agriculture, food and nutrition, biorenewables and others, according to their website.

JILL ALT/ ISD Speaker Cody Woodruff speaks at a Student Government meeting.

Preview: StuGov to debate $30,000 in funding requests BY JILL.ALT @iowastatedaily.com JORDYN DUBOIS/ IOWA STATE DAILY Professor of sociology Abdi Kuso turns in his ballot in a vote for the election of the new RPA Council Chair. The Faculty Senate meeting was held Tuesday afternoon in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.

Faculty Senate Funding, campus climate, and educator titles all addressed during September meeting BY TYRUS.PAVICICH @iowastatedaily.com President Wendy Wintersteen praised Iowa State’s achievements while touching on issues such as the decline in international student enrollment during the first Faculty Senate meeting of the year Tuesday afternoon. This fall U.S. multicultural and international student enrollment broke records with a total of 8,554 students, which is nearly 25 percent of total enrollment. Additionally, this year’s record-breaking U.S. multicultural enrollment saw an increase in undergraduate and freshman students. She also addressed results of the Campus Climate Response Survey, which collected data on how various groups have been treated at Iowa State. “We were so proud of the increase in students from a diverse background, but we hadn’t stopped, until several years ago, to really ask those students how well they were being received at Iowa State,” Wintersteen said. “And when you have these stories of [people] being mistreated, in some cases inappropriate things being said by faculty and staff, in some cases another student, then you start understanding that you have to do something different.” This topic was brought up by nearly every other speaker at the event, from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate representative to the Faculty Senate president. Wintersteen also addressed university funding and related concerns. She said they would be requesting an additional $7 million for the university’s general funds at the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday and Thursday.

This is due to back-to-back mid-year budget cuts to all three regent univrsities by the Iowa Legislature. In total, the regents will consider requesting a funding increase of more than $20 million. Wintersteen also acknowledged that Iowa State’s educator salaries are not competitive to that of other institutions. She said Iowa Staete is looking to establish a more regular, transparent and progressive system for faculty pay increases. Career progression was also key issue adressed by the Senate. Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate provost for faculty at Iowa State, presented on the implementation of a term faculty system that would allow for educators’ titles to change based on criteria, such as the amount of time they’ve been in their current position. This system would allow for those already qualified for a position to automatically switch over, although Bratsch-Prince emphasized the title change is not equatable to a promotion. Concerns were raised, however, specfically about how senior lecturers moving to full professorship would receive no pay advancement under the new system. That means newly named professors looking to be paid at a professor level would need to apply for an equity pay increase. Another option would be for the college to instead transfer senior lecturers to an associate professor position before promoting them. This would make them eligible for salary advancement under the new system. “The transfer of term faculty titles is an administrative action and doesn’t change the faculty member’s job duties, doesn’t change their contract dates, and will not change their salary,” Bratsch-Prince said. “The process we’re talking about is simply the people who are eligible for the new titles move over to those new titles and that is not a review or an advancement promotional process.”

The Senate will hear from the director of Student Wellness, Mark Rowe-Barth, as well as discuss $30,000 in funding for campus organizations at their weekly meeting in the Memorial Union on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Rowe-Barth, who recently spearheaded an effort to attain the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant —which Iowa State will be awarded this fall— will discuss the “Be Well” Initiative with Student Government at their meeting. Multiple requests for funding from Student Government are on the agenda with approximately $10,000 for activities under general orders, and almost double that amount for new business. Additionally, Rodeo Club is requesting approximately $8,500 from Student Government for costs of the 56th annual Cyclone Stampede — Iowa State’s yearly rodeo. Costs related to the event include paying the rodeo company, ambulance fees and insurance costs to the university. Other information that will be discussed Wednesday includes the annual African Student Association’s African Night, the attendance fees for the Pride Alliance to attend a conference in Kansas, The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Latinos in Science and Engineering (SHPE-MAES) to go to a national conference in Cleveland and funding the National Society of Black Engineers to attend a regional conference. Looking forward, Student Government’s new business includes a request from Ethos magazine for more than $10,000 to pay production costs of their publications throughout the year in order to make them free to students, as well as minor costs for flyers, other promotions and webspace payments. Additionally, the Senate will discuss three special orders: a proclamation of gratitude to professors who use open educational resources, seating at-large members Anthony Tonet and Kaitlyn Roling and seating Senators Sandeep Stanley and Noah Heasley to the University Affairs Committee.


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MEGAN PETZOLD/ IOWA STATE DAILY Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen speaks to the board about the new and different things Iowa State has implemented to make the school function better more economically during the Board of Regents meeting Feb. 22, 2018.

Board of Regents Iowa State to request two new programs

BY TYRUS.PAVICICH @iowastatedaily.com The Iowa’s Board of Regents will convene Wednesday and Thursday at the University of Iowa, covering a wide range of topics that will impact students at the three regent universities in Iowa. Spanning from 11 a.m. to shortly after 3 p.m., day one of the meetings will focus primarily on funding requests from Iowa schools alongside reports on metrics for each, including investment earnings and audit reports. Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa all rely on and work with the Board of Regents to get approval for changes to their higher education programs as new buildings, program changes and requests for funding all go through the board. Wednesday’s meeting will open with requests regarding

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allowed them to register for their final semester of classes. The other universities within the alliance participate in the completion grant program as well. Funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the non-profit Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. totaling $4 million launched the grants program last fall. Of the $4 million, Iowa State’s share is about $168,000 over three years. Another way Iowa State says they are helping low-income students graduate is through learning communities and peer mentorship programs. Mark Rowe-Barth, director of Student Wellness, works closely with the peer educator programs here. Rowe-Barth credits the peer educators for coming up with projects to help food insecurity on campus. “Last spring, as it started, [peer educators] talked about microwaves,” Rowe-Barth said. “They created a map of where all the microwaves are on campus. At move out, people often don’t want to take [microwaves] with them, so we collected gently used and newer microwaves.” The microwaves collected were placed in academic buildings across campus to allow students to have a “well-balanced meal” while on campus. Specifically, five buildings had additional microwaves added for student and faculty use.

buildings and property, with Iowa State asking for permission to begin planning for a new veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Submitted plans state the construction has an estimated cost of $75 million and would require the demolition of Veterinary Medical Research Institute buildings 1, 12, and 35. Educational and program-related requests will follow. Iowa State has submitted a request to split the Department of Supply Chain and Informational Systems into the Department of Supply Chain Management and the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics in an effort to grow their international reputations. Iowa State has also submitted requests for two new programs. One of the programs, Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security Engineering, is the first of its kind in Iowa. According to the submitted proposal, students in the program would take the core of the already existing computer engineering program with additional classes focusing on cyber security. This would allow

“There has been a lot of planning and working with department that it is not as easy as plugging in a microwave somewhere,” RoweBarth said. “But we are excited that it’s one thing. There are so many things that we can be doing but even some of those small wins we have had initially to create options for students has been good.” Englin said student affairs will also be working with The SHOP, “Students Helping Our Peers.” The SHOP is an on-campus, student-run food pantry located in the Food Sciences Building room 2616. Created in 2011 by a group of food science and human nutrition students, The SHOP serves as a food pantry for all Iowa State students and staff in an effort to ensure food security. The organization is funded through donations from local churches, other campus organizations and individuals. With the help of donations they “are able to provide a wide variety of free, non-perishable food and personal care items for all ISU students,” according to The SHOP website. The SHOP serves anywhere from 60 to more than 100 students each month. Students are able to go to The SHOP during operation hours and anonymously pick out any food or care items they may need. The organization hopes to decrease food insecurity across campus through their efforts. Englin believes students all across campus care about the well-being of their peers. Many

students to earn a degree in a field with strong expected growth. An additional program request was submitted by both Iowa State and the University of Iowa in order to create a Doctor of Education Program. Iowa State’s submission states this degree would replace two existing programs within the School of Education: A 30-credit Certificate of Advanced Study and a doctorate with emphasis on community college leadership. The document also emphasizes the need for highly-educated educators in the state of Iowa in teaching and administrative roles. It says this need is exacerbated by an aging workforce in school superintendent positions. Day two of the meetings begins at 9:15 a.m. and will primarily consist of administrative matters and the congregation of committees. Several matters from the first day will be re-discussed within the context of their relevant committee. Board of Regents meetings are open to the public and can be live streamed on their website

MIKINNA KERNS/ IOWA STATE DAILY Rows of nonperishable foods stock the shelves of Iowa State’s food pantry, The SHOP, located in room 2616 of the Food Sciences Building.

student organization donate to The SHOP each year or organize their own efforts to combat food and housing insecurity. Englin said he is lucky to work with students daily. “Our students are very passionate about the experience other students are having,” Englin

said. “Like Student Government for example… you can sit and talk about student wellness in general and they light up and they care. That’s one of the beautiful parts about working here is that we have these partners within our student body.”


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Iowa State Daily

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THE VALUE OF READING ‘Books are so much more than bounded pieces of paper’ BY MELANIE.DEANDA @iowastatedaily.com I don’t really know how it happened. One moment I was speed walking through each aisle in Target, searching for my mother who seems to disappear every time I turn my back from her. Next, I found myself in the book aisle doing research on a book called “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard. I wasn’t even browsing for a book to begin with. I was simply walking past them when the book cover stood out to me. Just like that, in the blink of an eye, I found myself interested in this alienated object which some would dread to pick up. I remember being at the cash register and questioning whether or not I was actually going to pick up this book and read it. Like actually read it and not read it because it was part of an assignment for class. Long story short, I bought the book. I read it, and I ended up loving it. It made me ask myself ‘what the heck have I been missing out on all this time? This is great!’ It ’s not that I hated reading before or anything absurd like that. I mean it’s me we’re talking about. I, Melanie De Anda, who never let a Barnes & Noble coupon go to waste in fear that I would miss out on good savings. The thing is, although I have always genuinely enjoyed reading, it had started to feel like a chore. Which led me into a major reading slump that lasted to the point where I didn’t quite consider myself a reader anymore.

Columnist Melanie De Anda argues the importance of reading and encourages readers to pick up a book.

Continuing on, the next day, I ended up buying the next book in the series called “Glass Sword ”, along with an another book by Kendare Blake called “Three Dark Crowns.” This right here was the moment when my love for books erupted. After I had finished those two books, I made sure to keep up with the latest releases of similar genres that peaked my interest. Eventually the books began to pile up in towering stacks upon my desk and I realized that I just might

be in need of an actual bookshelf. Tr u t h i s , I h a d b e c o m e a b s o l u t e l y enthralled with books from that moment on. Once again, my interest that seemed so long forgotten and lost, resurfaced. I had rediscovered my love for them once more and felt whole. It made me wonder why I ever stopped reading in the first place when there were so many amazing books out there in need of reading. I wish more people realized that books

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are so much more than bounded pieces of paper. Sometimes you learn valuable lessons through books. Whatever genre it is you happen to be reading, there’s always a lesson to be learned or a concept to grasp. You learn to analyze situations that eventually help you catch on to things that you wouldn’t normally notice in your real everyday life. To tie it all together, books are so much more than what they appear.

EDITORIAL

Pedestrians, stop jaywalking on Lincoln Way This past summer, the city of Ames removed the medians on Lincoln Way between Stanton Avenue and Hayward Avenue: presumably to discourage pedestrians from crossing halfway while traffic has a green light. Left turn lanes were installed in place of the medians and traffic light patterns were adjusted to improve traffic flow. A crosswalk was also painted at Stanton Avenue. The goal of these changes was to improve safety and efficiency for both pedestrians and vehicles. The changes came at the recommendation of the Lincoln Way MultiModal Safety and Operations Study. And what these actions show is the city of Ames recognizes the safety issues regarding crossing Lincoln Way near campus. While only a handful of vehicle-pedestrian accidents have occurred on Lincoln Way near campus, any steps to improve safety are warranted and welcomed. For this reason, the study’s recommendation to make no physical changes at Lynn, Ash or Beach Avenue is disappointing. While the city of Ames will certainly tell you safety is their number one priority and the main reason for initiating this study, action is clearly lacking. The reason for inaction at these intersections? Data suggests only one culprit for the safety concerns: pedestrian

compliance. The only real danger posed to pedestrians at these intersections occur when people choose to jaywalk. The expected pedestrian compliance for intersections like those on Lincoln Way is approximately 75 percent according to the firm that did the study. However, their data found that pedestrian compliance is actually 35 percent. 65 percent of pedestrians crossing Lincoln Way choose to jaywalk. If the city of Ames isn’t going to take action to improve the safety at other intersections on Lincoln Way, students must develop a greater respect for traffic as well as a greater appreciation for their own lives. Quit jaywalking. While it may seem like childish advice to be preaching to college students, it is an issue that needs to be addressed. Is getting to campus one-minute sooner really worth risking getting hit by a vehicle? Alternatively, pedestrians should adopt a vehicle’s perspective. Imagine driving down Lincoln Way as hundreds of pedestrians attempt to cross in front of you despite not having the right of way or even a crosswalk. It’s a stressful situation. As pedestrians, it’s our responsibility to ensure our own safety but if the need arises, we must also demand continued safety improvements to these intersections.

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Who’s up after Zeb? BY NOAH.ROHLFING @iowastatedaily.com

patrolled against the Hawkeyes. Eisworth said he would have to cover more this week. “It ’s just transitioning mentally from being a tackle guy, a box safety, to a cover guy,” Eisworth said.

Iowa State is preparing for a matchup with No. 5 Oklahoma, and coach Matt Campbell spoke to reporters Tuesday during his weekly pregame press conference on backup plans, opposing quarterback Kyler Murray and the offensive line. Who’s the third-string quarterback?

The backup plan to the backup plan probably wasn’t what Campbell wanted to be talking about heading into a matchup with a top-5 opponent on national television (the game will be televised on ABC at 11 a.m.). But here he was, discussing which of the inexperienced trio of redshirt freshman Devon Moore, true freshmen Re-al Mitchell and Brock Purdy were next in line if something were to happen to redshirt sophomore Zeb Noland. With Kyle Kempt’s status up in the air, contingency plans have to be put in place. Campbell said that there was a competition going on between the three other quarterbacks on the roster, in case their presence is necessary on Saturday. “I still think how you practice, how you go to work every day, really allows a coach to be comfortable with putting you into a football game,” Campbell said. “I think practice is a great indicator of trust.” None of the three quarterbacks have experienced regular-season college football yet, but Campbell didn’t sound too worried about putting them out there, if the situation called for it. Redshirt sophomore tight end

MIKINNA KERNS/ IOWA STATE DAILY Redshirt senior Kyle Kempt looks for an open pass during the Iowa game on Saturday. Iowa State lost 13-3.

Chase Allen—who had three receptions in the season-opener and was targeted frequently by Noland— said the quarterbacks have shown a lot of vigor and energy. “I’m sure that if any of those players get to get in, you’ll see an impact,” Allen said. Kyler Murray praise For the second-straight season, Iowa State heads into a matchup with Oklahoma tasked with defending a Heisman Trophy frontrunner at the quarterback position while its own quarterback situation is undetermined. Kyler Murray, the former Texas

A&M signal-caller who was Baker Mayfield’s understudy last season, has started off the year with absolute dominance. Murray has accounted for 607 yards of offense and seven touchdowns in two appearances. Campbell said that Murray is almost as special as Mayfield with the ball in his hands. “I really enjoyed watching the videotape,” Campbell said. “It’s almost as if they’ve picked up where they left off.” Murray has yet to play all 60 minutes of a football game, as in both the Florida Atlantic and UCLA games the Sooners were far enough ahead to

send in the backups. Murray will likely play every offensive snap for the Sooners on Saturday — injury non-withstanding — and redshirt sophomore safety Greg Eisworth said the Cyclones will have their hands full. “He’s phenomenal,” Eisworth said. “Obviously his athletic ability is a whole other challenge for us.” Murray’s dual-threat capabilities present a far different challenge to the defense than Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley, and the Sooner offense as a whole will force Eisworth and the Cyclone defense to focus on the whole field, rather than the boxed areas they

Competition on the O-Line One game out of 11 (or 12, who knows) is complete for the Cyclones, but the offensive line is far from being a finished product. Campbell said the competitions within the offensive line are very intense. “We do feel confident that some of these guys can come in and play,” Campbell said. “We’ll evaluate practice this week and make a decision for us.” The Cyclones lined up with junior Julian Good-Jones at center instead of projected starter and redshirt freshman Colin Newell, shifting Sean Foster to the left tackle position in place of Good-Jones. The latest two-deep reflects that, but redshirt junior tackle Bryce Meeker said Tuesday the Cyclones don’t know yet who will be starting where on the offensive line. “We’ll figure it out today on the practice field and go from there,” Meeker said. Iowa State’s line struggled mightily against Iowa’s stout front last weekend, and the Cyclones are trying to adjust and gain confidence before facing an Oklahoma defensive line that will look very different from 2017. Oklahoma lost three starters on the defensive line, but the unit has started out strong in 2018. “Just like every year, they’re really talented,” Meeker said. “They’re Oklahoma, and we have to prepare that way.”

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Cyclone soccer challenged by early season losses BY ZANE.DOUGLAS @iowastatedaily.com

standpoint, this can decimate a team and hurt when pressure builds.

Another overtime loss will weigh heavily on the Iowa State soccer team. The Cyclones have had an unfortunate season so far, and according to coach Tony Minatta,it’s time for them to make some adjustments.

Opfer out The Cyclones had to play without redshirt junior midfielder Kasey Opfer on Sunday against Milwaukee after she injured her quad in the Friday game against Iowa. Freshman standout, Taylor Bee, started in her place on Sunday, and although she has been a nice surprise for the Cyclones, it is never good to lose one of your valuable players, especially with a strong upcoming opponent. “It definitely hurts not to have [Opfer]… she’s a player that ignites the team,” Minatta said. Minatta relayed that Opfer will probably not play until Sept. 21 against Texas Christian University (TCU). Her presence was certainly missed in the Milwaukee overtime loss, and the Cyclones will have to find a way to win without her in their next couple of games.

Close calls Iowa State has played in a lot of close games so far with the outlier being the game in Boulder, Colorado, where the Cyclones lost 3-1 to the Buffalo. Last Sunday, Iowa State faced off against Milwaukee, and endured perhaps its most demoralizing loss of the season. The Cyclones had a 0-5-3 record last year in overtime, and this year they have continued the trend with a record of 0-2-1 in overtime. “We went through it last year,” junior midfielder Hannah Cade said. This statistic does not include the stunning loss against Purdue, where the Boilermakers scored the game-winning goal with nine seconds remaining in regulation. From a morale

Still early As mentioned before, Iowa State has been losing a lot of close games and needs to work on their performance under pressure. Despite

WILLIAM SIBILSKI/ IOWA STATE DAILY Freshman defender Taylor Bee runs with the ball while a Milwaukee player chases after her during the game against the Panthers. The Cyclones lost 3-2 on Sunday.

this, there is still good news for the Cyclone faithful. It is early in the season, and Iowa State hasn’t hit conference play yet. The team has a lot of time to turn it around. “Sometimes [when] we go into Big 12 [play], it’s like people look down on us,” said redshirt senior midfielder Brooke Tasker. It can be beneficial for a team to fly under the radar and followers of Iowa State sports saw that last year with the football team.

This is especially true in college sports because there are, essentially, two different seasons: non-conference season and conference season. Iowa State’s first conference game is the game against TCU on Sept. 21, and luckily for the Cyclones, it doesn’t look like Opfer will miss any conference games. If the Cyclones can fight the bad luck and start controlling the tempo when it matters most, then this team’s record should start to improve.


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Fire department hosts crisis training BY MEGAN.PETZOLD @iowastatedaily.com From Tuesday to Thursday, the Ames Fire Department will be training in a vacated apartment building, owned by Fareway, that is set to be torn down within the month. To do this, the Ames Fire Department asked Fareway if they could use this building to train for possible crisis emergencies. An example of an emergency they train for is getting a downed firefighter out of a burning building. They do this by bringing a 200-pound dummy up to the second floor, climbing a ladder and then getting the dummy down to safety. They then use a safety line of a member of the team falls during an exercise. While the Ames Fire Department trains more than just these three days, the training in an abandoned building helps the team feel like it’s more “real.” For example, they can actually break glass and scuff walls to accomplish whatever needs to be done to complete the target goal in the exercise. Even though there is no live fire activity, citizens are allowed to view their training from a safe distance.

MEGAN PETZOLD/ IOWA STATE DAILY Firefighters used an abandoned building owned by Fareway on Tuesday to practice crisis situations, such as taking a hurt or unconscious fireman out of a burning building.

MEGAN PETZOLD/ IOWA STATE DAILY A firefighter drags a 200-pound dummy out of an abandoned building on Tuesday for the Ames Fire Department crisis training.

MEGAN PETZOLD/ IOWA STATE DAILY The Ames Fire Department gathers outside of a vacant apartment building owned by Fareway. The training is to practice crisis situations, such as taking a hurt or unconscious fireman out of a burning building.

MEGAN PETZOLD/ IOWA STATE DAILY A fire truck sits parked outside of Fareway on Tuesday during the Ames Fire Department crisis training. Firefighters practiced taking a 200-pound dummy — simulating an injured firefighter — out of the building and to safety.

MEGAN PETZOLD/ IOWA STATE DAILY The Ames Fire Department gathers outside of a vacant apartment building owned by Fareway for a crisis training session on Tuesday.


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The Iowa State Daily for September 12, 2018.

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The Iowa State Daily for September 12, 2018.

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