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GAVIN PUGH Reporter In the four Internet stings conducted by Waco Detective Joseph Scaramucci and his team since Oct. 2014, 93 people have been arrested trying to purchase sex from children as young as 2 years old. Pictures, badges and certificates from Scaramucci’s six years in the Marines decorate the walls of his office in the bowels of the McLennan County sheriff ’s office. After serving time as a patrol and investigative officer, he moved on to his work as a detective of crimes against any persons — ­ not just victims of sex trafficking. While Scaramucci and his team target the buyers and solicitors, or “Johns” and “pimps,” they sometimes detain women for their own protection. When a woman is taken into custody, they are turned over to the Waco-based international organization UnBound. UnBound, which organized an event at Antioch Community Church on Feb. 12 to raise awareness about sex trafficking, advocates for victims of the industry. “UnBound does all the legwork for us,” Scaramucci said, referring to the work they do with the victims. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who spoke at the UnBound event at Antioch, recently authored the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. The bill imposes a $5,000 fine on anyone convicted of buying or selling sex, such as the offenders Scaramucci and his team arrested. The funds are then used as grants to states and organizations to combat sex trafficking. SHE (Safe House and Empowerment) Is Freedom, a new Waco-based nonprofit, would be one of those organizations to receive a grant. The organization is currently raising money to open up a 15-bed safe house for minors in the industry. The safehouse will serve as a rehabilitation center, as well as protection from the girls’ previous pimps. But it’s not that simple. The stress the girls are subjected to causes a psychological disorder called trauma bonding, which is associated with PTSD. This means they do not always want to leave their pimp. “That’s what’s so hard,” said Elizabeth Tews, executive director of SHE Is Freedom. “It’s not something that I can force [the girls] to be happy.” But once they are in the safehouse,

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SANDERS Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally Sunday at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.

RUBIO Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.,

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CRUZ Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the National Religious Broadcasters convention Friday in Nashville, Tenn.

speaks to a rally Monday in Oklahoma City.

TRUMP Donald Trump held a rally on Friday at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth.

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Gender Influence Professor speaks about role of women in Uganda’s political, military history KALLI DAMSCHEN Reporter

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SING RESULTS: Pi Beta Phi takes home first place for this year’s competition. pg. 6

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Studying women’s experiences in areas of history not commonly associated with gender issues can reveal important information about politics and society, Dr. Alicia Decker told students and faculty Monday afternoon during the 22nd Annual Women’s History Month Lecture. Decker is an associate professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and African studies at Pennsylvania State University. She earned her master’s degree in women’s and gender studies at Makerere University in Uganda. Decker is also the author of the book “In Idi Amin’s Shadow: Women, Gender and Militarism in Uganda,” which inspired the topic of her lecture. The lecture, titled “Gender and the Politics

of Invisibility: Making Historical Sense of Enforced Disappearance in Post-Colonial Uganda,” explored the narratives of women affected by the abduction of citizens by the Ugandan government in the 1970s under the regime of Idi Amin. “It was they, the wives, mothers and daughters of the disappeared, who refused to be silenced, who gave voice to a crime that was supposed to leave no trace,” Decker said. Decker said while doing research for her book about gender and militarism in Uganda, people often told her enforced disappearance was not an issue that affected women. “People kept saying to me, ‘You’re going to focus on enforced disappearance? Well that’s not for women. That’s all about men. Men were the ones who were abducted by the state.

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WOMEN SPEAK Dr. Alicia Decker, associate professor of women’s gender and sexuality studies and African studies at Pennsylvania State University, talks about the narratives of abducted Ugandan women in the 1970s.

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Apple has every right to keep FBI out During the ongoing investigation of the San Bernardino shooting that occurred on December 2, 2015, the FBI has been attempting to unlock an iPhone from Syed Farook, one of the shooters, because officials believe it could reveal pertinent information about the time leading up to the shooting as well as the shooting itself last year which left 14 people dead. In light of the recent San Bernardino iPhone controversy where the government is demanding that Apple develops a new software to unlock one of the shooters’ phone, many are saying “Apple, tear down that wall!” The wall of extra security measures that is. However, as easy as it is to think Apple is in the wrong, it is important to understand that if Apple developed the additional software, every iPhone in the world could potentially be at risk for being hacked. Six weeks before the shooting took place, Farook backed up his iPhone for the last time to the cloud and officials have been able to access the information that was backed up. However, officials are unable to access any information that was stored on the phone but not backed up to the cloud. Officials believe that accessing information on the locked phone could reveal important information about the premeditation of the tragedy, which could help the ongoing investigation. Originally, Apple suggested connecting Farook’s phone to wifi so it would automatically back up the information to the cloud, but because of a mistake made early on by one of the San Bernardino police officials working with the FBI, they are unable to do so. Around 24 hours after gaining possession of the iPhone, the FBI requested the phone’s iCloud password be reset in an attempt to gain information on the locked phone, making it

impossible to retrieve the stored data. Now, in order to get into Farook’s phone, the government has requested that Apple develop a new type of software that can skirt security measures. This type of software that can get around

all the security measures put in place does not yet exist. Something like this has no precedent. This is the first time Apple has ever refused to comply with the FBI’s request. Up to this point, Apple has been compliant with the government, working with it as much as they can. However,

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Express yourself, even if that means wearing all Lululemon HELENA HUNT Arts & Life Editor One afternoon when I was 6 years old, I asked my mom why I couldn’t paint my fingernails red. It was in the car on the way home from school, and the other girls’ little fingernails were flying through my mind like ladybugs looking for a way out. I curled my own bare ones into a fist, my palms keeping them safe from anyone who might see them and laugh. My mom asked me if I would jump off a bridge just because my friends did. I thought,“Well, maybe, if I had any friends,” but I said no. When I got older, I made my bare fingernails—or whatever it was that kept me from fitting in—into a kind of willful strength. If I couldn’t be like them, I might as well try to be different, to show them (whoever “them” is) that I didn’t care about looking the same as everyone else. I dyed my hair green, stopped shaving my legs and shopped for jumpsuits at Goodwill. I told myself that I wasn’t following them off a bridge; I was trying to burn it down. But, of course, I had no idea who I was trying to be. I was trying to make myself into a negative image of the girls I envied, the ones who straightened their hair into fried perfection and had painted nails when they were 6. Whatever they weren’t was what I wanted to be. I was trying to turn the fact that I didn’t fit in into a kind of power over my perceived ideological enemies. But I was still the same person who envied those little ladybug fingers. By defining myself in contrast to other people, I really was still following them off the bridge. They had the power. They (or, really, some grand and mysterious marketing force working over them and all of us) were

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defining what was right and what wasn’t. In high school, it was Hollister; at Baylor, it was the infamous Nike shorts and oversized T-shirts. I wanted to wear these things, but I always heard my mom’s voice telling me that I shouldn’t, that I needed to be myself. She was right, of course. But just because I wore dresses from Goodwill and gold boots from Urban Outfitters didn’t mean that I was being myself. And just because they dressed in Lululemon from head to two didn’t mean that they weren’t being themselves. Every time I’ve looked past someone’s clothing and hairstyle and spoken with the person in front of me, I’ve found someone absolutely unique and interesting, who doesn’t just need to express that uniqueness through the way she dresses. This year, I started to wear things I wouldn’t have been caught dead in two years ago. I’m now the proud owner of two pairs of jeans (I went four years without owning any. Yes, I know.), two pairs of yoga pants and a pair of those seemingly omnipresent Birkenstocks. I shocked myself by liking these things. They’re comfortable, and they match better with my wardrobe than the striped or orange pants I’d been wearing since high school. What else had I been missing out on all these years? Of course, I still find myself counting the number of people who walk by me in the library with yoga pants on. I occasionally roll my eyes when half the people in a class are wearing the same thing. But I know now that I’m no better than they are. We’re all just trying to find who we are, what we like and what any of it even means. If that means following a trend, that’s OK. We’re all a lot more interesting than what we’re wearing, anyway. By the way, as I write this I’m wearing Essie’s “A-List,” my favorite cherry red nail polish. It’s a little chipped, though. Helena Hunt is a senior University Scholars major from Sonoita, Ariz. She is the Arts and Life editor for the Lariat.


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the compliance has ended now that Apple refuses to develop the software. While a Pew poll found that 51 percent of Americans believe Apple should assist the FBI even further, it is important that Apple stand firm and refuse to let the wall of security measures fall. It is argued that software like this would only be used in this case and would be secured, but Apple CEO Tim Cook believes software like this is just too dangerous to create. Backdoor software like this that can override security measures of the current operating system has been compared to a master key. It would include special features allowing one to “by-pass or disable the auto-erase function, remove the artificial delays between guess attempts, and make it possible to automatically make those guesses via wifi,” according to Fortune magazine. In other words, software like this would be able to potentially unlock any iPhone and access the data stored on it. If created, the software has the potential to be leaked, and if that were the case, the potential privacy risks would be astronomical. Furthermore, if an action like this becomes a precedent, in the future, the government could extend its control to force companies to develop surveillance software that could be used to access messages, records, financial information, track your location or access other apps on your phone, all without you knowing it. By granting access to one phone, you could unintentionally be granting access to every other phone. In the hands of the wrong person, technology like this could put others in harm’s way and should never be developed, especially when the entire ordeal could have been avoided.

Since it is a requirement for all students, it’s not surprising that Chapel isn’t everyone’s favorite. I understand that. But I do want to ask—even if you don’t enjoy Chapel at all—please don’t whisper while it’s going on. This should be a fundamental courtesy. Whispering is rude and disrespectful to other students and to those on stage. If you can’t sing, I’m not asking that you sing. If you disagree with the words of the liturgy, you are free not to read the responses. If you have no interest in the invited speaker, go ahead and zone out. I’m not asking anyone to participate in Chapel if they don’t want to, although if you do, it might be more fun than you expected. But remember that what’s boring you might be exactly what the person in the next row needed to hear. So please respect that person and don’t distract them with a constant buzz of whispering. Distracting and annoying as it is to fellow students, whispering is even more disrespectful to the speakers and performers who lead Chapel. Today, during Jessica Kemp’s beautiful, moving performance of “Walk With Me,” I heard numerous students whispering not just before and after the song, but even during

the song itself when she made a dramatic pause. That sends a message to her that Baylor students don’t care about her talent and her passion. I don’t think that’s the message we mean to send, so let’s make sure we don’t send it. How about a couple of weeks ago, when Beverly Gooden gave her amazing message, or when Jeanne Bishop shared her heartbreaking story? Although it quieted down as their talks went on, there was plenty of whispering then too. People come to speak to us who have been through so much, overcome so many challenges, and done such great things. Let’s show them the basic courtesy of listening. I’m not blaming anyone for this. It’s hard to realize that a few words in a friend’s ear, seemingly so quiet, contribute to a hum of noise—and an atmosphere of disrespect. But it’s true. Chapel Ryan told us today that if we each donate just $10, we could raise over $30,000. It works the other way too. If each of us commits to show respect by simply remaining quiet, we could create a better Chapel experience and a stronger Baylor community. Jamie Wheeler Katy freshman

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Cruz campaign travels to Waco LIESJE POWERS Staff Writer Heidi Cruz, wife of presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, campaigned on Sunday at the local Heart of Texas Cruz Crew Center on Lake Air Drive. Reps. Bill Flores and Charles “Doc” Anderson were among those in attendance, as well as Mel Birdwell, wife of Sept. 11 Pentagon attack survivor Brian Birdwell. Holly Cobb, a volunteer for the campaign event, has been a volunteer for Sen. Cruz since before he was elected senator. She was asked to help as a medical volunteer for a summer rally because of her experience as an EMT. “Initially that’s how I got started, but we’ve followed Ted Cruz all the way through and we knew. It was July 4, 2011, that we wanted him to run for president, so we’ve been pushing that since then,” Cobb said. Heidi urged those present to take part in the voting

process and was met with a majority show of hands when she asked who had already visited the polls. “As far as I know, he’s the only one who has ever stood up against anything that Obama has done. So, to me, the decision was easy,” said Janet Kennedy, a Sen. Cruz supporter. Valerie McGuire, another supporter in attendance, said she believes Sen. Cruz has proven himself by his composure and ability to get his message across. “I appreciate the fact that he is taking the high ground and not resorting to namecalling and bully tactics,” McGuire said. “He sticks with it. That’s why we put him in as a senator — because he said he was going to stick up for his values, and he has.” Heidi highlighted the many reasons she feels that her husband is the right man for the presidency. Among them were his plans to abolish ISIS, to retract executive orders made by President Barack

Obama and to change the economy to support college graduates and those who are middle-aged without employment. “There are a lot of things that can change immediately if you have the right president, if you have a president who understands the presidential powers and the congressional powers. Ted will do these things,” Heidi said. She spoke of her personal goals, if she were to be first lady, which included a focus on younger generations and helping others. At the campaign, Heidi listed reasons that Sen. Cruz has her heart, as well as her vote. “This is a person who never forgets how to be thoughtful,” Cruz said. “That’s where he gets his peace. … It’s why he’s unflappable, it’s why he’s patient, it’s why he never burns down. So I want you to know that about the next leader of this country: that their heart’s in the right place.” She often referred to

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CRUZIN’ Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, greets Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after Abbott introduced Cruz and his wife, Heidi, during a campaign rally on Monday at Gilley’s nightclub in Dallas.

her children, Caroline and Catherine Cruz, and their reaction to the current campaign. In her closing statements, Cruz mentioned Caroline’s sureness in their

home-state voting for her dad. “A [news debater] came on and said, ‘If the Cruz campaign doesn’t win Texas, this thing is going to change direction.’ Caroline walked right up to

the TV and, only as a 7-yearold can, she goes, ‘Not gonna happen,’” Cruz said. “So, for Caroline Cruz, please deliver her home state.”

Google self-driving car strikes bus on California street JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a public bus on a Silicon Valley street, a fender-bender that appears to be the first time one of the tech company’s vehicles caused a crash during testing. Google accepted at least some responsibility for the collision, which occurred on Valentine’s Day when one of the Lexus SUVs it has outfitted with sensors and cameras hit the side of the bus near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. No one was injured, according to an accident report Google wrote and submitted to the

California Department of Motor Vehicles. It was posted online Monday. According to the report, Google’s car intended to turn right off a major boulevard when it detected sandbags around a storm drain at the intersection. The right lane was wide enough to let some cars turn and others go straight, but the Lexus needed to slide to its left within the right lane to get around the obstruction. The Lexus was going 2 mph when it made the move and its left front struck the right side of the bus, which was going straight at 15 mph. The car’s test driver — who under state law must be in the front seat to grab the wheel when needed — thought the bus would yield and did

not have control before the collision, Google said. While the report does not address fault, Google said in a written statement, “We clearly bear some responsibility, because if our car hadn’t moved there wouldn’t have been a collision.” Chris Urmson, the head of Google’s selfdriving car project, said in a brief interview that he believes the Lexus was moving before the bus started to pass. “We saw the bus, we tracked the bus, we thought the bus was going to slow down, we started to pull out, there was some momentum involved,” Urmson told The Associated Press. He acknowledged that Google’s car did have

some responsibility but said it was “not black and white.” The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority said none of the 15 passengers or the driver of the bus was injured. The transit agency is reviewing the incident and hasn’t reached any conclusions about liability, spokeswoman Stacey Hendler Ross said in a written statement. There may never be a legal decision on fault, especially if damage was negligible — as both sides indicated it was — and neither Google nor the transit authority pushes the case. Google cars have been involved in nearly a dozen collisions since starting to test on city streets in the spring of 2014.


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Christie backs Trump during Ft. Worth rally

Sanders brings heat in Dallas


JESSICA HUBBLE AND KALYN STORY Staff Writers GRAND PRAIRIE — Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ rally drew crowds of more than 7,000 Saturday in Grand Prairie. “It looks like Dallas is ready for a political revolution, and so are a lot of people across the country,” said Sanders (I-VT) said to a crowd at the Verizon Center. Introduced by former Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Jim Hightower, Texas House of Representatives member, Marisa Marquez, and former Texas House of Representatives Member and current immigration lawyer Domingo Garcia, Sanders aimed to appeal to Texas Democrats. Sanders attacked his opponent Hillary Clinton and outlined their differences, saying that unlike Clinton he does not have a super PAC, he voted against the war in Iraq and his speeches are all free to the public. “It is one thing to have the support of the establishment,” Sanders said. “It is another thing to have the support of the people. I think we have a surprise coming for a lot of people on Tuesday.” Sanders also attacked Wall Street, the top 1 percent and corrupt politicians, especially ones who try to suppress voter turnout. “If you don’t have the guts to participate in a free and fair election, get another job. Get out of politics,” Sanders said. Sanders called for major reforms to America’s broken criminal justice system, the current federal minimum “starvation” wage and pay inequality. He criticized the Republican presidential candidates for their prolife stance - calling it hypocrisy at the highest level.

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FEEL THE BERN Bernie Sanders rallied Texas voters in Grand Prairie on Saturday. The event was attended by more than 7,000 people.

“Republicans hate the government except when it comes to the right of a woman to choose, then they want the government to make that decision for her.” Sanders said. Sanders thanked the crowd for their support and commented on how far he’s come. He said when he began his campaign 10 months ago no one outside of Vermont knew who he was, he had no money and was three percent in the polls. He was 50 points behind Clinton in the Iowa polls, but ended with what he deemed a “virtual tie” in the caucus. Similarly, he started 30 points behind in New Hampshire, but won 60.4 percent of the primary vote. Dallas 29-year-old Nathan Stenstrom supports Bernie but, “is under no illusion that he will win.” Although Stenstrom is pro-life and disagrees with Sanders on many social issues, he supports Sanders because he wants drastic economic reform. “We need to return to an Eisenhower regime of progressive taxation and Sanders is the only one who will do it,” Stenstrom said. Stenstrom said he would never vote for Clinton because of her dishonesty and “long, sordid track record.” Ohio governor John Kasich is his second choice for the presidency, although he is not confident in Kasich’s electability either. San Diego TCU Student Hannah Freeman said she considers herself a global citizen before she is an

American citizen and supports Sanders largely due to his foreign policy. Freeman said she strongly opposes the use of drones and believes every person should be granted constitutional rights. “I don’t think that American lives are infinitely more valuable than the life of someone who happens to live in Pakistan,” Freeman said. “Bernie Sanders is the only politician I have ever seen that values every life equally.” Although she said Sanders is not the most charismatic or electrifying speaker, Freeman, believes Sanders’ integrity and passion will win the election for him. Frisco 25-year-old Chelsea Odlesvy is voting for Sanders because of her family’s struggle with health care and affording education. Odlesvy cites the cost of college as her reason for not going back to school. She said she knows there needs to be economic reform when she looks at her 95-year-old great grandmother struggling to make ends meet. She believes that when 95-year-old American citizens cannot afford their medication and rent there is a major problem that needs to be addressed. Odlesvy said she fears for what will happen if Sanders is not elected, and does not believe America will be a safe place to live for much longer. “I will not bring a child into this world if Bernie Sanders is not president,” Odlesvy said.

Rubio focuses rally on Trump KALYN STORY Staff Writer DALLAS — Following the Republican debate at the University of Houston on Thursday, presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio held a rally in Dallas on Friday. Although the event, which drew approximately 2,000 supporters, was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Rubio did not arrive until about 10 a.m. and finished around 10:30 a.m. Rubio alternated between reassuring his stances on conservative ideals and attacking Republican front runner Donald Trump. Rubio drew a lot of laughs mocking Trump, taking out his phone to read Trump’s tweets from that morning. The first tweet Rubio read accused Rubio of being a “choker” but Trump misspelled the word. “And once a chocker, always a choker,” Rubio said. “I guess that’s what he meant to say. He spelled ‘choker,’


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‘c-h-o-c-k-e-r.’ Chocker.” Rubio went on to describe how Trump acted during commercial breaks. “He asked for a full-length mirror. I don’t know why, because the podium goes up to here,” Rubio said, raising his hand to his chest. “Maybe to make sure his pants weren’t wet. I don’t know.” Rubio continued to read tweets and pointed out the misspellings of words such as honor, spelled by Trump as “honer” and lightweight, spelled “leightweight.” Rubio followed up on a claim he made during the debate the night before, suggesting that maybe Trump hired illegal workers to write his tweets for him just as he had hired illegal workers at Trump Towers several years earlier. Rubio also encouraged voters to talk to their friends about voting saying, “Friends don’t let friends got for Donald Trump.” Conner Jones, a 19 year-old

from Dallas said he believes Rubio is the only candidate who can stand up against Trump and Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “There is a resurgence in the Republican Party right now we are finally realizing that Trump is an immature child,” Jones said. “Trump always says he’s a businessman but he lies like a politician.” Alison Richardson, 51 year-old from Lucas attended the rally with her 15 year-old daughter Karlee Arrington. Richardson said she believes Rubio’s charisma, strong leadership skills and his ability to affect change will bring him the supporters he needs to win the Republican nomination. “Marco Rubio is the embodiment of the American Dream,” Richardson said. “He is the son of immigrants, worked his way to the top, I believe he has been in Washington long enough to know what’s broken and have an idea of how to fix it.”

FORT WORTH — Former presidential candidate, and governor of New Jersey Chris Christie publicly endorsed Donald J Trump for president in front of approximately 8,000 Trump supporters at a rally Saturday at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth. Christie referred to Trump as a “good friend” who is the strongest Republican candidate to defeat Hillary Clinton, which he said was the single most important thing his party can do. “There is no one b e t t e r prepared to provide America with the strong leadership that it n e e d s both at home and around the world than Donald Trump,” Christie said. Trump made several attacks at his opponent Marco Rubio, calling Rubio a “nervous Nellie” who sweats too much under stress. “I don’t think he’s of presidential caliber or has the demeanor,” Trump said. At one point Trump mocked Rubio, pouring a bottle of water on the ground saying, “It’s Rubio! It’s Rubio!” Trump dismissed all of his opponents’ chances of winning Texas, where candidate Ted Cruz serves as a senator. He cited a recent Bloomberg poll of Super Tuesday voters that showed most voters selecting Trump as the candidate they would vote for. Trump is currently leading with 81 delegates, Cruz and Rubio are tied with 17 delegates. Trump asked skeptics to look at the South Carolina primary where Cruz was favored to win but Trump won the majority with 32.5 percent of the votes. “I won by a landslide. I won evangelicals. I won military. I won the blacks. I won everything. I won men. I won women. I won Hispanics. I won every category,” Trump said. Gina Garza, one of the few Latino Trump supporters, stood near the event’s entrance wearing a beanie decorated with a Trump pin. Though most attending the rally were white, Garza and others represented a small number of Latinos who came to support the man they think is most qualified to be the next president. “He wants to deport [illegal immigrants], but then let them return to the country legally,” Garza said of Trump’s proposed immigration policy.

Garza, who was born in the United States, said she preferred Trump to opponents Rubio and Cruz because, “he speaks the truth.” Not everyone at the rally supported Trump’s strong rhetoric. Three dissenters in particular stood in the crowd and held signs bearing the colors of the Mexican flag. One read, “You need our vote to win.” Fort Worth resident Luis Jurado wore an American flag as a cape and expressed his disgust with the large size of the rally. “I never knew until today that there were this many racists in Fort Worth,” Jurado said. Turner Corbett, an 18-yearold Trump supporter said he disagrees with the claim that Trump is racist. “People try to call him racist and sexist but he’s married to an immigrant, so that proves he isn’t racist,” Corbett said. “He has thousands of Hispanic workers ,so I’m pretty sure he isn’t racist otherwise he’d be married to a white woman and would only employ white people.” Jurado, who protested with two cousins, said that others in attendance approached them and told them that they were “dirty Mexicans.” Jurado said he disagreed with Trump’s assertions that he would win the Latino vote. “Only dumb people that have fear in themselves would vote for Donald Trump,” Jurado said. Corbett supports Trump because he is afraid of the number of illegal immigrants in America. Corbett also likes that Trump is a free market capitalist, supports Christianity and stands up for the Second Amendment. Corbett said he believes Trump has won every debate he has participated in and thinks the more other candidates attack him in debates the more votes Trump will get. Karen Seurlock, a 52year-old Saginaw native said she doesn’t care that Trump isn’t politically correct, in fact that is one of his draws. “Trump speaks for the people and tells the truth unlike any other politician out there.” Seurlock said. Seurlock said she believes his business background is what makes him unique. She believes in his slogan “make America great again” and trusts he will do it by stopping illegal immigration, turning America into a fair-trade economy instead of a free-trade economy and by heavily taxing goods coming into America. “Trump is going to make America respected again. Right now, under the Democrats we are a laughing joke,” Seurlock said. “Trump is the American Dream; he is going to save America. I lived through the Reagan administration, and I can tell you that Trump is this generation’s Reagan.”

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Tews and her staff will be able to educate them and get them into the workforce. “It’s kind of like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: If you don’t have a safe place to be, you can’t work on anything else,” Tews said. SHE Is Freedom will offer GED programs, as well as connections with McLennan Community College and their available scholarships. The state also subsidizes education for any foster child, which is often the case with trafficked girls. In order to eradicate the need for such subsidization, both Scaramucci and Tews agree the best tactic is to target the pimps. “The Johns are easy, but there is always another one,” Tews said. By targeting the pimps, the hope is that the effect will spread to other counties. While Tews searches for funding, Scaramucci plans with his team how to make trafficking in Waco obsolete, even if that means one John at a time.

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It wasn’t a women’s issue,’” Decker said. In spite of others’ protests, Decker thought women played an essential role in the history of enforced disappearance in Uganda. “Who are the people who are left behind?” Decker said. “Because if all the men are being abducted or running away, the whole story of Uganda in the 1970s is a story of women, and who’s left.” Decker said the example of how enforced disappearance affected the women of Uganda shows how women’s history is relevant even in topics not traditionally considered from the perspective of gender. “I use it to demonstrate how you can read women’s history into stories that aren’t traditionally thought of as women’s issues, and how you can also read gender into all kinds of political, military histories if you’re asking the right questions,” Decker said. Every March, the history department has hosted a lecture in honor of Women’s History Month. History department chair Dr. Kimberly Kellison said in the U.S., Women’s History Month originated in the early 20th century from an emphasis on recognizing women’s labor. Since then, it has evolved to emphasize the diverse roles of women throughout history. Dr. Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué, an assistant professor of African history, said it’s also important to consider women’s history from a global perspective, since one lives in a globalized world. “What’s really unfortunate about women’s history is that we tend to focus on only a certain class or race of women,” Mougoué said. “I think it’s important to look at multicultural women, or women in Latin America, or women in Africa to tell a fuller story of women’s history and to look at the diverse stories that women have been contributing to history.” Kellison said Women’s History Month is still relevant, and studying women’s roles in history is important for all of society. “We all contribute to the world we live in, not just men,” Kellison said. “So thinking about what women do, or what other groups of people do, or individuals do, is significant. We’re in a society that recognizes that to a point, but we’re still not all the way there, so focusing on women exclusively still makes sense. It speaks to a lot of individuals about how we work collectively and how women are as important as men.”



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IN THE FAMILY Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, accompanied by his brother former President George W. Bush, center, and George’s wife Laura Bush take the stage during a campaign stop on Feb. 15 in North Charleston, S.C.

DALLAS — An exhibit opening at the George W. Bush Presidential Center will focus on the history of campaigns and elections in the U.S. The exhibit, called “Path to the Presidency,” opens today at the center on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. It will give visitors a look at the history of presidential campaigns. The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 9,

includes a letter from George Washington in which he declines calls for a third term and the sunglasses Bill Clinton wore in his 1992 campaign appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show.” Also included are campaign medals and buttons dating back to the 1800s. Interactive elements will include: a teleprompter from which guests can deliver historic acceptance speeches and a photo booth to create campaign posters. The library first opened its doors on May 1, 2013 and offers special exhibits as well as field trip opportunities.



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Week in Waco:

For Goat’s Sake

Pi Beta Phi takes first place at Sing

PIGSKIN 2016 1st Place - Pi Beta Phi, “Meet Me in Ze Alps” 2nd Place - Kappa Omega Tau, “Setting Sail”

>> Tuesday

3rd Place - Chi Omega, “Lunch Lady Land”

7:30 p.m. — Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble at Jones Concert Hall. Free.

Honorable Mentions:

8 p.m. — Open Mic Night at The Backyard Bar, Stage and Grill. Free.

Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Sigma, “Come Dance with Me”

>> Wednesday 7 p.m. — On Topic with David Brooks at Waco Hall. Free. 7:30 p.m. — Flutist Regina Helcher Yost at Roxy Grove Hall. Free. 8 p.m. — Honest Men with Abby Baker and Aspen at Common Grounds. $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

>> Thursday 7:30 p.m. — Baylor Symphony Orchestra at Jones Concert Hall. Free.

Alpha Chi Omega, “The Alpha Chi Coal Mining Company” Alpha Tau Omega, “The King of Promise”

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ZE WINNERS Pi Beta Phi took first place in All-University Sing on Saturday with its act “Meet Me in Ze Alps,” which featured yodelers and dancing goats.

HELENA HUNT Arts and Life Editor Nearly a year of planning, rehearsals and sleepless nights came to an end Saturday night when this year’s All-University Sing winners were announced. Pi Beta Phi took first with its act “Meet Me in Ze Alps,” with Kappa Omega Tau’s “Setting Sail” and Chi Omega’s “Lunch Lady Land” placing second and third, respectively. The Sing chairs and performers got the news after their performances in Waco Hall on Saturday. Tears flowed and members traded hugs as the winning acts got their prizes. Plano senior Alex Self, a Sing chair for Chi Omega, said hearing her act had placed was particularly exciting, since her sorority has not been in the top three acts since 1999. “We were all so very excited,” Self said. “You want it, but you don’t really expect it. All of our faces were huge and in awe.” Along with the top three acts, every group moving on to Pigskin was recognized Saturday.

Each of the eight acts will perform again in October at homecoming. “I was excited to win second, and I was pumped that we’re going to Pigskin and get to perform this act again,” said Westlake junior Dailey Markham, a Sing Chair for Kappa Omega Tau. Westport, Conn., sophomore Kathryn Green, a Pi Beta Phi Sing chair, said the first-place prize wasn’t the best part of Sing this year. “Our biggest goal was to have fellowship with our chapter and get to know girls we might not have met before. We definitely did that,” Green said. Now, although she looks forward to the chance to catch up on homework and sleep, Green said she will miss the time she’s spent planning, practicing and performing with her chapter. “It’s kind of a mourning period, because we’ve just spent so much time with these girls,” Green said. Though the members and chairs will now

Phi Kappa Chi, “Workin’ on a Building” Zeta Tau Alpha, “We Have Awoken”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE Best Backdrop - Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Sigma Best Choreography - Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Sigma Best Costumes - Pi Beta Phi Best Song Selection - Pi Beta Phi Best Theme Development - Delta Delta Delta Best Vocals - Zeta Tau Alpha

take some needed time off, the planning for next year’s All-University Sing is just around the corner. “Starting in May, we’ll start picking a new theme and get going on another act for next year,” Markham said.

Baylor grad opens Mainstream Boutique downtown HELENA HUNT Arts and Life Editor One of the T-shirts for sale at Mainstream Boutique says, “All I need is coffee and mascara.” Chelsea Parker had plenty of both when she went from studying for finals to owning the new downtown clothing store in less than a year. Parker, who graduated from Baylor in May, held the grand opening Saturday at 600 Franklin Ave. “It’s been a whirlwind. I always knew I wanted to have my own business, but I thought I would have a fun job or just do something really crazy for a while,” Parker said. “But the opportunity fell into my lap, and I couldn’t not take it.” Parker’s cousin, who owns the business with her, first spotted the Mainstream Boutique

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GOING MAINSTREAM Chelsea Parker mans the counter of her new store, Mainstream Boutique, which opened Saturday.

franchise in Houston. When the cousins approached the Minneapolis franchise owners (who were fans of “Fixer Upper”) about opening

up a Waco location, they readily agreed. Parker majored in entrepreneurship at Baylor and is now using the skills she learned in business management and operation to get her own store off the ground. She chose the store’s dainty beaded necklaces, floral blouses and patterned maxi dresses herself, and will manage all employees, finances and day-to-day operations. Parker said she aims to appeal to a wide range of customers, from Baylor students shopping with their moms on weekends to businesswomen looking for a Sunday brunch outfit. “I try to hit different age ranges and different people’s styles, but it’s all very current for every type of person,” Parker said. Waco senior Shelby Crow is helping out around the store while Parker gets started.

She said Mainstream Boutique brings a new dimension to the downtown shopping scene. “A mom came in with her Baylor daughter and she said, ‘I’ve been saying for so long that there need to be more shops with young people running them.’ Downtown is such a fun place, but it needs to be built up so much,” Crow said. Hardwood floors, bright windows and modern light fixtures lend Mainstream Boutique a fresh and inviting atmosphere that complements the watercolor scarves and denim jackets stocked for spring. Most clothing items range in price from $15 to $40, and Parker said Mainstream Boutique always has a competitive price point. Parker wants the store to be the destination for students and their parents to shop for any occasion—whether that’s for formal dresses or coffee and mascara T-Shirts.

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From home to the court Junior forward Nina Davis succeeds with support of church, team BRAUNA MARKS Reporter In a crowd of 2,388 people at the Tad Smith Coliseum in Oxford, Miss., a section of people not only witness a collegiate women’s basketball game, but cheer on a small piece of the team’s

larger puzzle. A single player looks into the crowd to see those familiar faces. Their cheers and signs inspire a desire to succeed within her. “One of the greatest stories of Nina Davis is when we played at Ole Miss last year, near where she’s from in Memphis, Tennessee,” head coach

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OVER HERE Junior forward Nina Davis looks past rival Breanna Lewis for the shot in the Lady Bears’ Feb. 3 game against K-State. The Lady Bears won the game 87-52.


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Kim Mulkey said. “There must have been 50 to 60 people all in the same colored shirts from her church, all to see Nina.” Davis scored a career high of 43 points and nine rebounds during that game to lead the Lady Bears, who were then ranked No. 11, to a 96-54 win. Davis’ lifelong support system has now moved from her church’s cheering section to the teammates that surround her on the court. This growth and transformation has been pivotal in her career at Baylor. Standing at 5-foot-11 with a light frame and unconventional shot, it was initially unclear if a basketball program would be a good fit for Davis. After finding Baylor, she was then unsure of where she would fit on the court. Mulkey said Davis, who was a low-ranked recruit at the end of her high school career, has a playing presence that grows on you. Davis would also have to grow into the forward position, which she had never played before. After being granted the opportunity to substitute for a starting player, Davis proved her worth in the position. Mulkey said Davis hasn’t left the floor since. “My growth has been fun,” Davis said. “To get to college and have it all work out, to become an All-American, to become the captain of the team, honestly all I can say is it’s all a blessing, and it’s been great to be able to grow. “ But Davis is not done growing yet, and the support system spanning from her home in Memphis to the courts of Baylor pushes her forward. “One of the main things that motivates me is my family back home,” Davis said. “The atmosphere in general at Baylor has kept that motivation alive.” Davis explained how the university has given her the best of both worlds, providing a top basketball program and a Christian base, something many universities cannot offer. Baylor has allowed her faith as well as her

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basketball skills to grow. Davis takes pride in her individual development and achievements, but she says she would not have come this far without her team. “Individual awards are great, but they only go so far,” Davis said. “But those teammates, those championships, those pictures, they’ll always be there.” Now a junior with two national championships, a desire for a third and a Final Four tournament in mind, the support she’s received throughout her career have helped her as a teammate and a leader. “Being a leader is a work in progress,” Davis said. “I’m not going to say I’m the best leader. I have my good days and I have my bad days, but each and every day I try to do something to make my teammates better, to make us a better team overall.”


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Depth. Dynasty. Lady Bears clinch sixth straight Big 12 title in front of sold-out arena MEGHAN MITCHELL Sports Writer The No. 4 Lady Bears finished their season undefeated at home and claimed the outright Big 12 title for the sixth straight season. Baylor defeated Texas 74-48 on Monday at the Ferrell Center. In a night honoring the seniors, forward Chardonai Fuqua’, guard Niya Johnson, and post Kristina Higgins, Baylor (29-1, 16-1) extended its win streak to 17. After beating the Longhorns on the road the first time, 80-67, the Lady Bears expected the Longhorns to put up a fight in attempt to gain a share of the Big 12 title. The Longhorns found themselves in the bonus after controversial calls down on both ends. The Longhorns continued to beat the Baylor’s transition defense down the floor and capitalize on open looks. To the frustration of the Lady Bears, Baylor turned over the ball often in the first half. Consequently, Mulkey slammed her foot into the ground, punctuating her team’s displeasure with the way things were going early. Continuing to battle through the calls, the Lady Bears found themselves up one point with a few seconds remaining in the first quarter. Sophomore guard Kristy Wallace drew an offensive foul, and Baylor retained possession and get the last shot in to the delight of the Ferrell Center crowd. Johnson pulled a shot at the buzzer to give the Lady Bears the edge, 14-13 Baylor shot 60 percent from the field, compared to the Texas’ 36.4 percent from the field. A turnover by Johnson to start the second quarter to give the Longhorns a wide opened layup, forced Mulkey to immediately call a timeout.

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NOT SETTLING Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey hoists one of the basketball nets at the Ferrell Center during the Lady Bears’ post-game celebration after winning the Big 12 regular season title on Monday at the Ferrell Center. Baylor overcame Texas with a second half blowout win, 74-48.

A rare six turnovers by Johnson on the game, showed how much her presence on the court influenced the game and play of the Lady Bears. An and 1 by junior guard Nina Davis got the crowed going fired up. Diving out of bounds to save a loose ball, Johnson gave the Lady Bears another possession, resulting in a three-pointer from Wallace. The Lady Bears extended their

lead to six on Wallace’s three-pointer Texas head coach Karen Aston called a timeout as the Lady Bears started to gain the momentum. With the lead now theirs, the Lady Bears slowly started to establish their gameplan. Sophomore guard Alexis Jones, who was on the bench for most of the half, knocked down a three-pointer at the buzzer to electrify the Ferrell

Center crowd, giving the Lady Bears a 30-20 lead, their largest lead of the night. Wallace was the difference maker for the Lady Bears by scoring 22 points, bringing in seven rebounds and drawing two offensive fouls. By the end of the third quarter, the Lady Bears found themselves up 6030 going into the final quarter. The fourth quarter was essentially

a victory lap for the Lady Bears. Baylor continued to dominate, taking home the win and the Big 12 title. “We are going to enjoy this, but we aren’t going to pat ourselves on the back next week,” Mulkey said. “We now go to the third stage in our season, which is the conference tournament, and then the fourth stage is the NCAA tournament.”

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