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INTERNATIONAL SIX WOUNDED IN FRENCH MAY DAY RIOT Six riot police officers were injured in France on Monday during May Day marches that were dominated by the presidential elections that will see the final round of votes on May 7. Thousands joined the May Day celebration to protests against Marine le Pen, a member of the far-right presidential party, the Front National. Police say 142,000 people attended the march across the country. Six officers were injured in the Paris march after a group of around 150 people armed with Molotov cocktails, stones and sticks joined the march. One officer was injured with third-degree burns on his hands and face. The march was organized by the French unions but was taken over by violence when a group with scarves over their faces appeared at the front of the march and began throwing missiles at police. The police force responded by throwing tear gas. Some members of the masked group began tearing masonry off the walls of buildings to throw at police. Before the violence, the group was unsure of how to address the idea of Le Pen possibly becoming the next French President. Since the Union disagreed on how to address the idea, they split off and went their separate ways, organizing a breakaway gathering in north Paris.

UNR addresses mental health with new social media campaign

By Emily Fisher May is Mental Health Awareness month and University of Nevada, Reno, students are joining in on the observance with the official launch of a new campaign called “No Stigma Nevada”. “No Stigma Nevada” is a social

media campaign that aims to bring awareness and conversation to the issue of stigma amongst college students, especially those surrounding mental health. Kim Palchikoff, the social work intern for the Disability Resources Center, has been

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working to organize the campaign as a part of a project for her internship. “Our goal is to make UNR a stigma-free campus,” Palchikoff said. “A place where students will feel comfortable to talk about their feelings, to speak up about problems, and to just bring awareness to stigma… and create conversation.” Drawing inspiration from the Ice Bucket challenge that raised awareness and money for Lou Gehrig’s disease, the No Stigma Nevada campaign is aiming to create more discussion about stigmas that plague the campus. “We’re going to keep it a little more simple, so there is no bucket of ice, no water, or money. It is just a sign, and something all students seem to love, selfies,” Palchikoff said. Students and faculty have already begun to take selfies with a colorful sign that reads

“No Stigma NV”. The sign will be able to be printed off the campaign’s Facebook page, and Palchikoff said she encourages people to share their personal stories and experience with stigma along with their selfies to social media with #NoStigmaNV. The Nevada Sagebrush reported earlier in the year that the campaign was initially going to be a part of the new Active Minds Club coming to campus. However, until the Active Minds national office sanctions them, they are changing their name to No Stigma Nevada. The campaign, though it is kicking off this month in celebration of Mental Health Awareness month, will officially begin at the start of the 2017-2018 school year, and Palchikoff says she hopes to organize fun events to increase participation and awareness of the social media campaign on campus. Currently, No Stigma Nevada is hosting events within the dorm communities. One of their recent events was a “No Stigma” ice cream social,

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A yearlong investigation by The Associated Press uncovered roughly 17,000 official reports of sexual assaults by students over a four-year period from fall 2011 to spring 2015, though the number does not fully capture the problem because attacks are under-reported and some states do not track the reported attacks. According to the AP, elementary and secondary schools do not have a national requirement to track or disclose sexual violence and feel pressure to cover them up because an incident can require action and liabilities. AP also reported that children are the most vulnerable to sexual assault by other children in their homes. Schools are the No. 2 site where children are sexually assaulted by other children.

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Survivors speak out at Take Back the Night By Jake Barnes “I still struggle to tell my story.” That was a student, wishing to remain anonymous, who spoke at Take Back the Night last Thursday, April 27. The event was aimed at acknowledging and discussing the victims of sexual and domestic abuse. Take Back the Night is also a global organization whose primary goal is to, “create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives,” according to its website. The University of Nevada, Reno, is just one of many homes of Take Back the Night. The organization holds hundreds of events annually in over 30 countries and has been active since the 1970s. The event started with some time given for students to explore some on-campus tools for abuse, such as counseling and a table dedicated to writing a letter to a survivor. Counseling can help those dealing with anything from anxiety to depression to PTSD, according to Divina Johnston, a psychology intern at the counseling department at UNR. Johnston was counseling’s representative for the University at Take Back the Night. After students had time to explore the different resources, event organizer Jakki Duron was the first to speak to the crowd. “Every person’s story is different,” Duron said. “Everyone Andrea Wilkinson/Nevada Sagebrush has a different process of healing. Everyone had a different Students gather outside the Knowledge Center as suvivors speak at Take

LOCAL STATE BUDGET FORECASTERS PREDICT $96 MILLION IN EXTRA STATE REVENUE THROUGH 2019

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The Economic Forum projected Nevada would receive $100 million more in revenue than was previously expected. The Economic Forum is a nonpartisan group that analyzes and estimates the amount of money the state has to spend. They projected $95.7 million more in state revenue over the next biennium than they projected in December. The additional money could good news for the Washoe County School District, which is currently facing a $40 million deficit, as well as Democratic state legislators looking to fund new state projects.

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By Madeline Purdue Seniors at the University of Nevada, Reno, will be graduating from Thursday, May 18 to Saturday, May 20. Daniel Leonardini is one of the seniors who will be walking across the stage on the Quad to collect his diploma later this month, and as that day approaches, he reflects on what the last four years have meant to him. “The university shaped my future,” Leonardini said. “UNR provides tons of opportunities and it did for me...I grew as an individual and learned through real life experience.” He came to UNR because he loved the campus and it was close to home. Since then, he has grown to love the city of Reno because of his involvement in the university. He said the university gave him opportunities to give back to the community as well as develop himself as a person. Leonardini joined the Kappa Sigma fraternity on campus when he was a freshman. He describes it as the “single best decision he has ever made” and continued to grow as a person through his chapter. He started as the Social Chair and worked his way to becoming the President of the fraternity. He then became the co-chair for the strategic development plan for all of fraternity and sorority life. “Everything during my college career can be attributed to my fraternity,” said Leonardini. He also considers his biggest accomplishment when his fraternity won the two highest awards from the Kappa Sigma headquarters and became the first chapter in the fraternity’s history to win the highest award within its first year of being chartered. He was the president while his fraternity earned these awards. His favorite memory was being a part of the executive board that put together Up ‘Til Dawn, a charity event where students raised money for St. Jude’s by staying up all night and participating in dif-

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Council scraps land purchase for homeless project By Rachel Spacek The Reno City Council decided against purchasing a piece of land on Clear Acre Lane to build housing for the chronically homeless population even though Aric Jensen, the city Community Development director, said the location met all his team’s requirements for the housing project.

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The council instead said they wanted the city staff to focus on using a parcel of land that the city already owns. City staff said they have already looked at the properties the city owns and determined that none of them are ideal for the proposed project. “We have been looking for properties that we believe could meet the council’s direction to look for a facility for the chroni-

cally homeless,” Jensen said. He also said the Clear Acre Lane property met the city staff’s criteria that included price, location, zoning, access to transit and the accessibility to the people who will be working at the housing location. The Clear Acre Lane purchase would have cost $350,000. The land purchase is part of a project the

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with different toppings that each had a tip to avoid stigmas as well as stress. History has shown how harmful stigma against those with mental health illnesses can be. Marta Elliot, a professor in the department of sociology at UNR, published a study in 2015 titled “Stigma Management of Mental Illness: Effects of Concealment, Discrimination, and Identification on Well-Being”, that surveyed undergraduate students on the UNR campus. In the introduction to her study, Elliot explains how stigma can lead to discrimination at school, in the workplace, and everyday life. “Research has documented that the stigma associated with mental illness leads people to discriminate against them, such as being unwilling to rent them apartments or to hire them,” Elliot said in her study. The study also explored how being diagnosed with a mental illness and the perceptions of stigma associated with it can, directly and indirectly, influence

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the university raised $58,000 for St. Jude’s. “The community did a fantastic job raising money and I am honored I could be a part of it,” Leonardini said. “[It was amazing] putting the event on and getting to see everyone at the university working together for a good cause.” As memorable as that night was for the students involved, Leonardini will always remember it as the night he shaved his head in front of all the students at Up ‘Til Dawn to show solidarity with those children fighting cancer. “When my head was being shaved I just felt excitement,” Leonardini said. “I was just happy to be able to do something to help raise money for something so important.” Leonardini is graduating with two degrees in Economics and International Affairs. He is a policy intern at the American

psychological well-being among college students. “Among college students with a selfreported mental illness we found that personal and group discrimination were each negatively related to well-being,” Elliot said in the study. One key finding from Elliot’s work is that individuals being aware of the societal stigmas against mental illness—as most are—discourages them from socially identifying and connecting with others with a mental illness, which is an important part of recovery and mental health. Though the University has placed emphasis on resources for those with mental health issues like the counseling and health center, more can be done to help students with mental illnesses combat these harmful stigmas. Early in February, Governor Sandoval announced a proposed cut to the state’s already underfunded mental health budget by $20 million. The cut would also include eliminating 112 positions, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. That is why Palchikoff argues the campaign is so important. With a potential decrease in the availability and

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way of coming out to speak or not speak. All of those stories are very valid and all of those stories need to be told.” Duron is also a member of Generation Action, an advocacy group that works to help protect funding for Planned Parenthood. She is also on the Latinx Student Advisory Board. Duron feels that the university does not provide enough resources for programs like counseling and the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) to succeed in preventing abuse on campus. “If you know me, you know I love to make the university uncomfortable,” Duron said. “We have great programs like counseling and CASAT who are trying to do something, but it is very hard when the university is not backing them.” Duron has been a main cog in the Take Back The Night event since it began coming to campus four years ago. “Take Back the Night has grown stronger in support [each year]. It’s incredible being able to offer a space solely to victims and survivors of interpersonal violence,” Duron said. After Duron’s speech, she introduced a local band composed of a mother/daughter duo. They performed a variety of original songs, as well as a few covers such as Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”

ease of access to private mental health services in the state, it will become even more crucial for those suffering from any form of mental illness to seek help and support outside the medical field. She says she hopes that as more people post selfies and share their stories, people will feel more comfortable socially identifying with others. The Disability Resource Center on campus reported in the fall of 2016 that UNR serviced 636 students with some type of psychological disability, a dramatic increase from the 224 students reported in fall of 2011. “UNR administration and staff are well aware of the campus’s mental health problem among students,” Palchikoff said, “It’s time to expand and change the conversation on campus to bring about real change and improve the climate for students with mental health issues, and I think UNR students are ready for that to happen and ready for a no stigma campus.” Emily Fisher can be reached at efisher@ sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @NevadaSagebrush.

Civil Liberties Union of Nevada. His duties include analyzing public policy and testifying on bills during committee hearings. He does not know where he will be working after graduation, but he is looking for jobs that will continue his work in public policy. As he looks back over his four years at UNR, he does not regret anything he has done. He enjoyed getting involved on campus and being able to help people, and because of his experience at the university, he encourages other students to do what he did. “My advice to younger students is to enjoy college,” Leonardini said. “Live these four or five or six years up. Like everyone says, they will be some of the best years of your life, so enjoy them while you can. The time flies by in an instant. Do everything and anything. Join clubs, do activities. Just have fun while learning.” Madeline Purdue can be reached at mpurdue@sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @ NevadaSagebrush.

DISCLAIMER The Nevada Sagebrush is a newspaper operated by and for the students of the University of Nevada, Reno. The contents of this newspaper do not necessarily reflect those opinions of the university or its students. It is published by the students of the University of Nevada, Reno, and printed by the Sierra Nevada Media Group.

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After they had finished their set, local model and poet Megan Signs shared her poetry with the crowd. “It’s frustrating not having a voice because you can’t say anything,” Signs said. “When you are raped or abused, you don’t have a voice.” Signs performed three different poems titled, “Labels,” “It’s Not Fair” and “Let Go.” All three of these poems dealt with her own experiences of abuse. “It’s not fair that you are breathing in peace and I am starving for oxygen,” Signs read from “It’s not fair.” After she had finished reading her poetry, the survivor speak-out began. For privacy reasons, the speakers remained anonymous. At first, people were hesitant to come up to the microphone and speak, however, once the first speaker went up, many followed after. “It is not right to take advantage of someone, no matter what state of mind they are in,” this speaker said. By the end of the night, there were a handful of students who spoke before the crowd. Each one shared his or her own experiences of rape. “I remember he thanked me after he finished,” said one of the speakers.

Jake Barnes can be reached at rspacek@sagebrush. unr.edu and on Twitter @ NevadaSagebrush.

SENATE RECAP APRIL 26 By Madeline Purdue

PUBLIC COMMENT PRESIDENT JOHNSON ADDRESSES SENATE Marc Johnson addressed the senate for the first time since the convening of the 85th session. He told them that this would be the tenth student senate he has worked with since he came to the university. He described the relationship between him and ASUN, including financing and planning amenities to the university such as the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center. “What you all do here is really fundamental to the welfare of the campus now and for many years to come,” Johnson said to the senate. “We will be calling on you to make some really significant decisions. “

RESIGNATIONS ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HANDS IN LETTER OF RESIGNATION Associate Justice Tharanpreet Chahal sent her letter of resignation to the senate. Chahal is resigning because she is graduating at the end of the spring semester.

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Daniel Leonardini, right, had his head shaved at Up ‘Til Dawn to fundraise for St. Jude’s. Leonardini is graduating at the end of May.

President Noah Teixeira gave his report to the senate, stating that he is working with Chuck Price, director of the Joe Crowley Student Union, to get feedback on whether students want to see an expansion of the JCSU, and if so, what they would like to see and when. President Teixeira also said that he is going to create a Health and Wellness position with the help of Vice President Sebastian Atienza. He will be presenting his budget to the Budget and Finance committee this

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Angela, a 19-year-old homeless woman, rests on a sidewalk in downtown Reno with her service dog. The city council decided not to purchase a peice of land to start building housing for the chronically homeless.

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to reporting issues that Reno’s homeless community faces told the Nevada Sagebrush on the Sagebrush Politics Podcast that he fears the council will not try to pursue the housing first project because they don’t want to purchase new land. “They were going to build 30 units to house chronically homeless people and it has kind of taken on the model that other cities and states across the country have taken, which is the housing first model which has been proven to be successful,” Olivares said. Lavon Reid also testified at the council meeting, however, she was opposed to purchasing the land. She said the area is not accessible enough to the homeless population. She recommended allowing and funding the Reno Gospel Mission to build three new buildings to add to their 6th street location. The Reno Gospel Mission provides housing, meals and clothing to Reno’s homeless population. The council did not respond to Reid’s concerns or requests for funding. Rachel Spacek can be reached at rspacek@sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @NevadaSagebrush.

Carissa Bradley was nominated by President Teixeira for the Office of Chief Presidential Aide. President Teixeira explained that he nominated Bradley because she was one of the best senators of the 84th session and the most qualified person for this position. Bradley, a sophomore studying environmental science, was an intern and the committee chair of university affairs within ASUN. She wants to create a no plastic on campus initiative to increase sustainability. She described It’s On Us as her “baby” and said she would like to expand it to include sexual health. She also worked on the Pack Fit campaign when it launched. She wants to create more mental, environmental and sexual health initiatives. She would like to see a Women in Leadership campaign next semester hoping to help women seek leadership positions in clubs, organizations and ASUN. Her nomination was confirmed by unanimous vote of the senate. Mia Kinel was nominated by President Teixeira for the Office of Director of Event Programming. Teixeira said he nominated her because she is a perfectionist and all of her events have been successful. Kinel will be a senior and is studying public health. One of her goals is to consider suggestions for programming from students outside of ASUN. She also wants to train people in clubs and organizations on how to plan events. She wants to create events students want that haven’t been done before beyond concerts to include speakers and poetry nights. She wants these new events to happen again in future years. She was confirmed by a unanimous vote. Madeline Purdue can be reached at mpurdue@sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @madelinepurdue.


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Nevada Legislature passes bills ahead of latest deadline

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The Nevada Assembly meets on the opening day of the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nevada, on Monday, Feb. 6. The Senate and Assembly passed nearly 200 bills ahead of the deadline last Tuesday night, April 25.

SB344 - MARIJUANA CAN’T BE PACKAGED LIKE CANDY

By Meaghan Mackey It was crunch time last week for lawmakers in Carson City at the Nevada Legislature as they approached the Tuesday deadline for bills to pass out of their house of origin. Nearly 200 bills in the Senate and Assembly passed while others didn’t make it past the deadline. The Senate wrapped up around 5 p.m. on Tuesday night, passing 55 bills, while the Assembly worked until around 10 p.m., passing 133 bills in the floor session. Here’s a look at some of the bills that made it through the deadline:

SB169 - RAPE KIT BACKLOG Senate Bill 169 would require each law enforcement agency in the state to submit SAFE kits, otherwise known as sexual assault forensic evidence kits, no later than 30 days after collecting the evidence. It would also require that the kits be tested no later than 180 days after they are submitted upon the request of the sexual assault victim. The primary sponsor is Sen. Becky Harris and it passed 21-0.

AB145 - EXTENDS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON REPORTING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE Assembly Bill 145 would extend the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse by one decade, increasing the time frame a victim can sue from 10 to 20 years. This would impact victims who were sexually abused under the age of 18. The primary sponsors are Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner, Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams and Sen. Moises Denis. It passed 38-0.

SB344 would establish limits on the quantity of marijuana for medical use that may be sold in a single package. It would also prohibit the production of edible marijuana products, such as cookies and brownies, to appear candy-like or appealing to children. The primary sponsor is Sen. Patricia Farley and Sen. Tick Segerblom and it passed 21-0.

SB420 - PROTECTION FOR STUDENT JOURNALISTS SB420 would require the Board of Trustees at every school district in Nevada to adopt a written policy that relates to the right of expression for students working as journalists on student publications. The primary sponsor is Sen. Nicole Cannizzaro and it passed 21-0. With Democrats holding the majority seat in both the Assembly and the Senate, many bills that passed had hard party line votes where some Democrats defected to join Republicans in voting against a measure. Here’s a look at a few:

AB259 - PERMISSION FOR COURTS TO VACATE CERTAIN MARIJUANA-RELATED CRIMES With the recent vote to make recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada, Assembly Bill 259 would allow the courts to vacate certain marijuana-related crimes and seal the records of those convictions.

Meaghan Mackey can be reached at rspacek@sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @NevadaSagebrush.

2017-18 Parking Permit Design Contest Results Winners The 2017-18 Permit Design Contest has come to a close, and we would like to recognize those who participated in the contest. The two winning designs, submitted by Brittany Stoten and Alexxaz Torres are pictured to the right. They will receive a complimentary 2017-18 permit for the West Stadium Parking Complex. The other great designs we received are pictured below. Look out for these new permits on campus starting in late August. For information regarding how to purchase a permit, please visit www.unr.edu/parking. Submitted by: Brittany Stoten

Submitted by: Alexxaz Torres

Other great submissions:

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Reno City Council shuts down marijuana moratorium By Rachel Spacek Gov. Brian Sandoval, the Nevada Legislature and now the Reno City Council have been working on putting marijuana laws and legislation in place since Nevada residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana almost six months ago. Last Wednesday, Reno City councilmembers voted against slowing that progress when they shut down a proposal to place a six-month moratorium on recreational marijuana establishments. During the Wednesday council meeting, several medical marijuana business owners and representatives testified against the six-month ban that would keep medical marijuana dispensaries from taking part in an early start recreational marijuana program. The early start program would allow licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to start selling recreational marijuana to people over 21 years old on July 1. “When it comes to the early start program, through the marijuana dispensaries for recreational sales, you are talking the best operators who have been open long enough,” said Will Adler, director of the Sierra Cannabis Coalition. Both Councilmember Neoma Jardon and Jenny Brekhus voiced concerns with implementing the moratorium, saying that voters decided to legalize recreational marijuana over six months ago and it seems like the council is dragging its feet on getting the program started. “Going forward, I do think we need to get ready to roll out July 1,” Brekhus said. “I’ve been in three of the dispensaries, I know they are being used, I walk and I see people driving in and out of them. I know they have a client base. I think they are operators who have been very well flushed out and they can help us with this big transition to recreational with their staffs and everything.” Grace Crosley, a Reno resident testified in favor of placing a moratorium on recreational marijuana establishments, saying that in order for recreational marijuana legalization to work, there has to be a conversation with not only marijuana users but nonusers as well.

Crosley said Colorado and Oregon have seen backlash from communities against the legalization of recreational marijuana. Crosley hopes the moratorium would help to quietly legalize recreational marijuana without backlash. The moratorium was proposed by the city Code Enforcement Manager, Alex Woodly. He said it would have given the city more time to implement itself with state regulations developed by the Department of Taxation. Members of the council did express concerns with the uncertainty of several bills dealing with recreational marijuana regulations going through the Nevada Legislature. Some marijuana related bills include those relating to taxation, creating recreational marijuana establishments, the use of recreational marijuana at events and the use of marijuana and operating a vehicle. Councilmember Oscar Delgado said he was concerned with the length of the moratorium, saying the 6-month deadline seemed way too long for his liking. Joey Gilbert, co-owner of Mynt Dispensary in downtown Reno brought up the point that the city of Sparks and Washoe County both declined to place a moratorium on dispensaries, making enforcement of a Reno moratorium more difficult. “Please consider that the city of Sparks did not put a moratorium in place and I do not believe the county will either, therefore all people will have to do is drive a few miles away to pick up their recreational marijuana and bring it right back to the city where Reno and Reno’s law enforcement get to deal with all the issues or problems or even the concerns some of you have up here right now and don’t get to enjoy any of the benefits,” Gilbert said. Instead of approving the moratorium, the council asked that the city’s legislative operations program manager, Scott Gilles report back to the City Council later this month after the Department of Taxation finalizes the temporary regulations that will set the guidelines for the early start program.

Rachel Spacek can be reached at rspacek@ sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @NevadaSagebrush.

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PACK N THE EVENTS THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS WEEK

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Best albums for studying BY JOEY THYNE

By Joey Thyne

LIFT YOUR SKINNY FISTS LIKE ANTENNAS TO HEAVEN

PIZZA WITH THE DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

Artist: Godspeed You Black Emperor Genre: Post-Rock This is one my favorite albums, not only for studying but of all time. The guitars build so subtly yet so powerfully. All of the orchestrations are beautiful yet heartbreaking. Be sure to bring a box of tissues with you to the library with you.

DATE: Wednesday TIME: 12 p.m. LOCATION: Graduate

Student Union INFO: Worried about what you’re going to do after college? Don’t worry! You never have to leave! Come have a chat with David Zeh and bring up your questions or concerns. Worst case scenario, you get some free pizza and cookies out of it. Contact Veronica Zepeda at vzepeda@unr.edu for information.

Artist: Penguin Cafe Orchestra Genre: Avant-pop This compilation only scratches the surface of the sprawling genius that is Penguin Cafe Orchestra. The upbeat chamber orchestrations sound like tea time in a garden during Elizabethan England. If you close your eyes hard enough while listening to this album, you might actually feel like you’re lying in the grass on a sunny day instead of praying that your biology professor has mercy on your soul and curves your test.

LOCATION: JCSU INFO: Feed your young

adult fiction hunger. Don’t worry, you can tell your friends you are seeing it ironically. Reminiscent of “Groundhog Day,” “Before I Fall” has the protagonist waking up to the same day over and over again. Soon, she begins questioning her perfect friends, perfect family and perfect life. Admission for students is free.

INFO: Toss on your

cowboy hat and your cowboy boots, and get ready to have a hoedown. The Joe is featuring a live country concert along with other festivities. Performers include Justin Lee, Olivia Zell and Molly Seals. Don’t miss the chance to ride a mechanical bull, a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity.

Artist: Jonny Greenwood Genre: Soundtrack This more acts as a stand-in for all movie scores, which are great study tools. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood composes the eery string pieces for this Paul Thomas Anderson flick. While it is my favorite score for one of my favorite films, it can be strange at times. Look up the soundtrack from your favorite movie and enjoy.

WORLD'S FAIR Artist: Julian Lage Genre: Folk This is the first solo album for acoustic guitarist Julian Lage. It is very soothing. I don’t want to say anything snarky or try to be clever. This is just a really nice album and it makes me very happy.

JOEY VS

SPRING DANCE CONCERT DATE: Thursday TIME: 8 p.m.

LOVATO-BRIEFS THYNE-BOXERS

LOCATION: Redfield

Joey Thyne can be reached at jthyne@sagebrush.unr.edu or on Twitter @joey_thyne

THERE WILL BE BLOOD

Artist: Miles Davis Genre: Jazz Hot take alert: “Kind of Blue” is the greatest jazz album of all time made by the greatest jazz artist of all time. Yeah, I said it. Fight me jazz nerds. “Kind of Blue” will breathe relaxing fresh air into an otherwise stressful study session. Or, if you’re strung out on Adderall and growing increasingly frantic, I suggest another Miles Davis classic, “Bitches Brew.”

LOCATION: Gateway Plaza

association is celebrating its 50th anniversary. University of Nevada, Reno, graduate students, faculty, staff and families are welcome to attend. There will be free lunch, lawn games, face painting, glitter tattoos and an obstacle course. Don’t miss the chance to ride a mechanical bull, a once-in-alifetime opportunity.

Artist: Brian Eno Genre: Ambient Aside from producing/writing for artists including David Bowie, Coldplay, U2, Genesis, DEVO and the Talking Heads, Brian Eno is the king of minimalistic ambient music. This album is for people who really don’t want to listen to anything, but need some sort of noise to block out other noise. Brian Eno is the best noise you could ask for. Also, it’s only four songs ranging from 6-16 minutes, you can just enjoy the ride without worrying about switching songs.

KIND OF BLUE

TIME: 6 p.m.

INFO: The graduate student

AMBIENT 1: MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS

Artist: RJD2 Genre: Soul Hip hop producer RJD2’s claim to fame is writing the Mad Men theme song. In 2011 he teamed up with Philadelphia soul singer Aaron Livingston. It may seem like a strange combination, but the result is one rocking funk album. While Livingston has a great voice, it can get in the way of your concentration. Thankfully, Spotify has an album of only the instrumentals.

DATE: Thursday

LOCATION: Gateway Plaza

Artist: J Dilla Genre: Hip-hop It’s a question people have been asking themselves since the dawn of time: to study or to listen to dope beats. Wonder no longer, for you can do both. Hiphop instrumental albums are great for studying. J Dilla was one of the greatest producers of all time, and all his work is worth your time. This is probably the most upbeat of all the albums on the list, so crank this loud if you need to pull an all-nighter.

THE ABANDONED LULLABY INSTRUMENTALS

NIGHT IN THE CROWLEY

TIME: 11 a.m.

REBIRTH OF DETROIT INSTRUMENTALS

Artist: Kyle Dixon Genre: Soundtrack Man, the 80s were the best: windbreakers, Michael Jackson, Reaganomics, etc. Last summer, “Stranger Things” tapped into everyone’s 80’s nostalgia. The show was so rad, in fact, that people may have missed the even radder soundtrack tying it all together. These wicked synths will help you ace that term paper. My favorite track: “Where’s Barb?” Because shame on you and everyone else for immediately forgetting that she existed.

TIME: 6 p.m.

DATE: Saturday

Artist: Boards of Canada Genre: Drone Although it’s probably not the best Boards of Canada album, it’s my personal favorite and probably the best for studying as it lacks the glitchy distractions of “Music Has The Right to Children” or “Geogaddi.” These crackling atmospheres will inspire a whole universe inside your mind where you can be alone.

STRANGER THINGS

DATE: Thursday

GSA GOLDEN JUBILEE

TOMORROW'S HARVEST

PRELUDES, AIRS AND YODELS

BEFORE I FALL

Procenium Theatre INFO: Students will be performing routines choreographed by faculty members. Teena Marie Custer, a famous contemporary dancer and B-Girl, is the featured guest artist. The Spring Dance Concert will also be taking place on Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017

By Joey Lovato With the end of the semester coming up, a lot of people will be leaving the university and moving on to bigger and better things. That's why I think it’s important to feel secure. When you walk out the door that first day after graduation, you want to know where everything is. Having stuff just flop about in the breeze is not how you want to approach life. Everything needs to be locked down and held tight; it’s the only way to guarantee you will feel secure when facing the vast expanse in front of you. Whether you’re going to start your life as a teacher, analyze data for a Fortune 500 company, design a solar-powered tea cup, or curate the bones of a dead king in a museum, everyone needs that feeling of security. It’s what keeps our graduates here at the University of Nevada, Reno, continually entering the working force at the top of their fields. You don't need anything too long, it can be short. As long as it’s tight, you know you’ll be ready for whatever challenges await you in the near future. Having a nice defined outline is always important. It really lets people know what you're working with. It’s like you’re telling them, “Hey, this is who I am! I’m not ashamed of that. Just because I’m pointing this way or that, just because there is a curve or a bend here or there, doesn’t mean I don't know how to use the resources at my disposal. No one knows

how to impress you with what I’ve got like me.” Some people may think that if you’ve got more material that's a bit looser, then you can just tackle life as it throws hurdles at you, but when you're jumping over those hurdles you don't want anything hanging down, potentially leading to disaster. Some may say that when they have a looser feel it’s because they are more confident in their abilities to show people who they really are. I disagree. When you know exactly where everything is, that's when you’re at your best. When it is time to experience some freedom and let loose, you don’t have to check for anything that may have snuck up on you when you weren't paying attention. You don’t want stuff bunching up on you and making life uncomfortable for everyone around you, including yourself. That's why I think that briefs are the best underwear. Whatever you call them, tighty whities, whitie tighties, butt huggers, skivvies, drawers, or undies, briefs (as I like to call them) are the way to go. They are the only underwear that you should be wearing when you walk across that stage and grab that diploma come later this May. When you’re faced with the harsh reality of life, make sure you know where everything is. Briefs are the way to do that.

Joey Lovato can be reached at jthyne@ sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @ NevadaSagebrush.

By Joey Thyne Boxers are clearly the smarter choice when it comes to men’s undergarments. They allow you freedom. You have the space to be comfortable. You can finally relax. One could even argue, perhaps, that boxers are similar to graduating. Once you put on your first pair of boxers, nothing is holding you back anymore. Briefs are claustrophobic, like a Nye Hall dorm room. Briefs are stifling, like all of the busy work you had to cancel plans to finish. Briefs are irritating, like eating Pop Tarts every day for four years. Briefs are clingy, like your ex from sophomore year. Briefs are dictatorial, like a professor who demands too much. Briefs are intended for a younger you, like that time you drank too much jungle juice at that frat party and threw up all over your apartment. And sure you’re saying goodbye to a certain amount of support. You won’t have a reliable jock to bolster you. Similarly, it was nice to have your parents still contribute to your finances. It was nice to have a specific purpose with a school schedule. It was nice knowing that your team of consistent friends you have garnered over the past four years would always be there for you. But no underwear lasts forever. Even the strongest briefs tear eventually and you need to throw them away. But

you knew that they were going to rip as soon as you put them on. Still, you put them on anyway, in spite of their ephemerality, and perhaps, precisely because of their ephemerality, for their brevity made the time even more precious. And I know it’s scary, to say goodbye to one type of underwear that you have grown so attached to. It’s scary to move on to a brand new type of underwear, a type of underwear you’re not comfortable with. At this point, you may question why you even put on underwear in the first place. Underwear is expensive, and did you really get anything out of it? You might have wished you said screw it and gone commando. But deep down, you’re glad that you did. Most importantly, those who wear boxers have a higher sperm count. Think of all the seeds you will sow once you switch to boxers. Think of all the different versions of you that can go out into the world. So when you walk across the stage at graduation, make sure to wear boxers under your gown. As you feel the spring Nevada breeze through your loins, let your mind run rampant with all the endless possibilities that lay ahead of you. I recommend Fruit of the Loom.

Joey Thyne can be reached at jthyne@ sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @ joey_thyne.


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TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017

“Humanz” parties through doomsday Album Review ‘HUMANZ’ Release Date: April 28 Genre: Alternative

By Joey Thyne Gorillaz released the video for “Hallelujah Money” the day before Trump’s inauguration. It featured Benjamin Clementine crooning apocalyptic poetry over squirming chords as images of violence were projected on his face. Fans were unsure how to take this. As a political statement, it was revered. As a lead single to their highly-anticipated upcoming album, it received backlash. For those who don’t know, Gorillaz is the alternative project based around a cartoon band by musical mastermind Damon Albarn. After some big hits in the 2000s, he took a break for about seven years. Now, Gorillaz is back with the epic “Humanz,” reaching 20 songs. On the opening track, “Ascension,” Vince Staples says, “The sky’s fallin’, baby/Shake that ass before it crash.” Essentially, this acts as the thesis of the album. Yes, the polar ice caps are melting. Yes, a giant, orange, narcissistic reality-television star has the nuclear codes. Yes, the impending doom of terrorism creates crippling dread. But, there’s not much that can be done, so you might as jam out to some bops until armageddon arrives. Gorillaz is tailored for millennials. Its sporadic direction changes are perfect listening for an audience that is also doing homework, browsing twitter and binge-watch Netflix at the same time. Additionally, they span across several media platforms. Their interactive videos have scored them a television series set to premiere in 2018. Because hip-hop music has such bare-bones essentials of rhythm and rhyme, it has been able to evolve with the times from Run-D.M.C.

to Lil Uzi Vert. Similarly, Gorillaz has been able to evolve with it. “Humanz” adapts to fit current trends and features some of the best rappers of today, including Vince Staples, Danny Brown, D.R.A.M. and Pusha T. Singers Peven Everett, Grace Jones, Anthony Hamilton and Mavis Staples all lay down some stellar vocals. Noel Gallagher sings backup vocals on “We Got the Power,” burying the hatchet of the Oasis vs. Blur beef and the Battle of the Britpop in the 90s. Albarn tries to bring along his old friends De La Soul but they don’t quite fit in with the newer sound. Don’t get me wrong, they are gods, but in this instance it doesn’t work out. Their use of autotune over a cheesy beat is cringeworthy. It’s like when the college kids show up at a high school party and try to play flip cup. It’s just kind of sad. On Gorillaz, Albarn isn’t so much a direct artist as he is a curator. There are very few songs in which his voice takes center stage. Instead, he steps back and allows others to shine, his voice in the background tying everything together. He is like the chocolate syrup atop the ice cream sundae that is the music. Each song sprints from one to the next without skipping a beat. However, the music slows down for the sultry, somber ballad, “Busted and Blue,” which is quite possibly the best song on the album. The interludes are pointed and funny, especially the “Non-Conformist Oath,” where a crowd repeats, “I promise to be unique!” The album eventually grows redundant with the same dancey, electronica style over and over again. “Humanz” lacks the low-fi hip-hop of “Gorillaz,” the euphoric rock ‘n roll of “Demon Days” and the sentimental synth pop of “Plastic Beach.” Unfortunately, the strongest material was released in the singles. People expecting a lot of sharp political commentary will be disappointed to discover the superficiality of the music. Joey Thyne can be reached at jthyne@sagebrush. unr.edu or on Twitter @joey_thyne

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Opinion

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TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017

STAFF EDITORIAL

“FAKE NEWS” Reno must keep its commitment to homeless IN REVIEW By Ryan Suppe and Joey Thyne

INTERNATIONAL OLIVER STONE PROMISES GROUNDBREAKING, TOTALLY FACTUAL AND EXTREMELY IMPORTANT REVELATIONS IN NEW DOCUMENTARY ON VLADAMIR PUTIN Russian President Vladamir Putin granted a rare interview this week to American filmmaker Oliver Stone. According to Stone, some earth shattering/Illuminati/fake moon landing type shit came out in the four-hour conversation. All will be revealed in a new documentary entitled What’s Really Behind the Iron Curtain: It’s Not What the U.S. Government Tells You. The veteran director of movies such as JFK: It’s Not What the U.S. Government Tells You and Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States: It’s Not What the U.S. Government Tells You promises his latest project will absolutely blow your mind. Stone told CNN that the Russian President has been largely misunderstood and the new film will reveal the manipulative ways in which the American government, the left-wing media, the right-wing media, the centrist media, Wall Street, the Cubans, Richard Nixon, the CIA, aliens and the Denver Airport all played a part in skewing public opinion about Putin. “I don’t want to give away too much, but the film goes quite in depth on those shirtless horseriding photos,” Stone said. “Those can tell us more than you might think about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.”

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ast week, the Reno City Council decided against purchasing a $350,000 piece of land along Clear Acre Lane. The city had planned to use the land in order to start a “housing first” program. Specifically, the city planned to build 30 housing units meant to house the chronically homeless, or those who’ve been continuously homeless for a year or more or had four or more bouts of homelessness in the past three years. Pioneered in Utah and adopted quickly across the U.S., housing first focuses on putting homeless people in stable housing as a catalyst to solving other problems within the

community, such as mental illness or substance abuse. More importantly, however, housing first has shown itself to be successful. Utah specifically dropped its number of chronically homeless by 91 percent by 2015. And while the state’s overall homeless population remains fairly large — around 14,000 by that same measure in 2015 — the number of chronically homeless dropped from about 2,000 to just over 200. While the City of Reno isn’t necessarily sitting on its hands when it comes to the homeless, there’s certainly room to improve. Indeed there are at least 200 homeless around either the river or the high-

ways that Reno Police cannot tell to move because there are no beds to handle them. That Reno would turn to Housing First is a commendable step, but only if the city actually goes through with it. Councilmembers say that land along Keystone Avenue or 8th Street will do just fine, but city planners say that those parcels don’t meet the same criteria that the Clear Acre plot does. And we’d like to believe that the city and state at large is making strides to solve the problem, but Nevada’s track record makes that more difficult than not. Between the unceremonious one-way trips to California the state gave to some of

its mentally ill to some of the new, less-than-accommodating benches among city bus stations, the state has a history of shoving the problem under the rug in lieu of actually addressing the fundamentals of the issue. Ultimately, we understand that the investment required for this project isn’t trivial, but neither is Reno’s homeless problem. If the city is truly committed to housing first, then it must follow through on its plans, be they on Clear Acre or Keystone. The editorial board can be reached at jsolis@sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @NevadaSagebrush.

Enjoy your post-graduation freedom

NATIONAL CHAINSMOKERS SUE CHAINSMOKERS FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT Pop EDM duo the Chainsmokers has taken legal action against EDM pop duo the Chainsmokers for copyright infringement. The Chainsmokers claim their song “Closer” was plagiarized on every single song on the Chainsmokers new album “Memories...Do Not Open.” The Chainsmokers legal team asserts that “Closer” is distinctly identifiable to a myriad of frat “bros” and anyone who has been near a radio in the past nine months. The Chainsmokers contend that the Chainsmokers wrongfully appropriated such original musical ideas as predictable chord progressions, three note melodies, generic drops, poor singing, lyrics containing tales of trashy romance and a general emphasis on “bad” music. The Chainsmokers are taking a parody defense. “No reasonable person would believe that the Chainsmokers would sincerely release this album,” said Chainsmokers’ lawyer Patrick Phile. “Like seriously, it’s so bad.”

LOCAL LOCAL BAR OFFERS FLANNEL, AIR OF SUPERIORITY WITH EVERY IPA Midtown bar Chapel has started a new deal to attract millennials: every time a patron orders an IPA, he or she receives a free flannel shirt and the right to an air of superiority. An IPA, which stands for Indian Pale Ale, is a specialized type of hoppy beer. Science has proven that those who regularly drink IPAs are much smarter and better than everyone else. When asked what “air of superiority” literally means, bartender Kevin Chastain said “Just generally being smug and condescending to others.” He went on to mention acts of superiority include, but are not limited to, blowing clouds of vape in people’s faces and talking about Wes Anderson director’s commentary to people who are clearly not interested. “I guess I just have a more refined taste pallette,” said self-proclaimed craft beer connoisseur and Chapel frequenter Dax Whitfield. Several sources claim that Whitfield is a “total douche.” The flannel is a Uniqlo Buffalo checkered long sleeve made of sturdy fabric with a wide range of seasonal color schemes. “Definitely not the best flannel I’ve ever seen, but it’s fine, I guess, If you’re into that sort of thing,” Whitfield commented. “Usually I don’t wear name brands, I like to support local businesses and nonprofit retail organizations.” Depending how this special goes, Shea’s is considering incorporating deals for patrons with man buns and ironic facial hair.

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graduation day rapidly approaches for hundreds of seniors at the University of Nevada, Reno, the soon to be graduates have taken to LinkedIn, rewritten their resumes and applied to as many jobs as possible. What they fail to see is that postgraduation may be the only time Rachel in the next few Spacek decades of their lives where they are offered a chance to relax and enjoy their freedom. For more than 16 years, you have been forced into school and the last four have cost you thousands of dollars, leaving you in debt and searching desperately for a job to help pay it off. Once you get that job, you will be constantly paying off loans not only for college, but eventually for a house and a car

Ryan Suppe and Joey Thyne study astrology. They can be reached at ryansuppe15@gmail.com and on Twitter @salsuppe and @Joey_Thyne.

Editor’s Note “Fake news” is not real news and should not be interpreted as such. Interested in real news? Check out the news section.

butt off for a boss who doesn’t even know your name. It is the time to go out and meet new weird people, who knows maybe real human contact is a better networking mechanism than LinkedIn. Don’t think about your parents right now, they should understand that this time is for you. People want you to have a plan and will tell you that the best time to get a job is when you are fresh out of college and have learned everything you need to get a “good job.” People will say the more time you spend out of college and not working is the more time you waste and employers will wonder what you’ve been doing. But I think the time you take for yourself will give you more knowledge about the world and yourself than any school or job could give you. A good job for you isn’t the same thing as a good job for anyone else. You don’t need an office job or even an office in a building. You can do anything you want as long as it pays the bills. Be a bartender, be a gardener, work for you parents’ dry

cleaning business or be a bum. Just have fun doing it. People say now is the time to make a plan, but I think if there is any good time not to have a plan, it is now when you can go anywhere with anyone and don’t have to call in sick or email a professor. What college has drilled so deeply into you is that you must work hard to graduate as soon as possible and then go right to graduate school and then find a job. Sometimes you hear about that kid who took a year off and it is such a bad thing. I used to look at my graduating friends who didn’t have jobs yet, or were planning on taking time off and I felt bad and promised myself that I wouldn’t do that. But now that graduation is upon us again, I feel that now more than ever we need to celebrate our accomplishments and enjoy our freedoms. Rachel Spacek studies journalism. She can be reached at rspacek@ sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @ NevadaSagebrush

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Photo via Pexels A man sits in a park contemplating a superior existence and a life well-lived after receiving his free flannel and getting a little buzzed off a 12 percent Hopslam (a superior India Pale Ale)

and the cycle continues. College and life force you into an endless cycle and a rut. Post-graduation is a time to put that cycle on pause and enjoy a few moments of freedom. Stop checking LinkedIn and email every 5 seconds and take a break to go on a road trip with friends, or just pack up and move to a different city. Get out of your college town and your parents’ house. You have already learned and experienced everything college can provide for you, and now it’s time to go out into the world and make new mistakes, memories and experiences. You go to school to make your parents happy and you get a “good job” to again make your parents happy and then pay for stuff to make your future family happy. Post-graduation may be the only time you can get away with taking care of yourself and only yourself. You don’t have school anymore tying you down to any particular city, your good friends will understand that you have to leave, now is the time to be selfish. It is not the time to work your

esearch has shown that graduating from college is directly correlated with mouthbreathing. Once you graduate the magic is gone.Your spirit leaves you like it was sucked out by a dementor. Everything you used to do that made you look cool now makes you look like a try hard or a weird mid-20year old. The things that used to be acceptable Ryan as a college stuSuppe dent now will likely get the cops called on you like dancing on tables at bars or urinating in public. You graduating seniors are going

through a big lifestyle change. It’s going to be the hardest transition of your life - harder than puberty probably. But I have a solution to that problem for you: don’t graduate. Add an art history minor and stick around for another year. Here are a few good reasons why:

questions about open enrollment dates. The real world is scary. I’d rather stay here and put that off for a little while.

IN COLLEGE MARC JOHNSON IS YOUR PRESIDENT, NOT TRUMP AND THE WORLD IS NICER

I’m not graduating because I’m not going to let the East Coast elites in Washington tell me how long I should take to finish my degree. Does Barack pay my tuition? No. Did Pelosi write my 15-page research paper on how Winston Churchill defeated Hitler and saved the world while drunk in his bathtub? I think not. Did Chuck Schumer endure four years of the digestive sadism that is Overlook pizza? No way. He eats tuna tartare fresh from the Potomac on a daily basis. I’m taking

Besides parking services persecution and intense women’s studies discussions the world generally seems like a nicer place when you’re in college. There’s no war, genocide or tax reform. There’s no “Mother of all Bombs,” only mothers sending bomb care packages. Our president doesn’t take away our health care, he has pizza with us and answers

my time just to spite them.

WHAT ABOUT YOUR AMAZON PRIME MEMBERSHIP STUDENT DISCOUNT?

YOU CAN STICK IT TO OBAMA Student discounts are incomAND THOSE 15 TO FINISH, parably wonderful. Amazon, LEFT-WING, PARENTAL-GOV- Apple, Raley’s and no income tax ERNING BROWN NOSERS on campus jobs. The market loves students. Once you graduate that’s all over. Capitalism is punishing and merciless. The American dream is dead. In the words of the great street rat and economic opportunist Aladdin, “I can show you the world,” and it’s right here in between N. Virginia and Evans.

Ryan Suppe studies philosophy. He can be reached at ryansuppe15@ gmail.com and on Twitter @salsuppe


Sports TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017

SPORTS | A9

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The Consequences of Caring: a crash course in sports fanhood

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Kobe Bryant fakes out his defender in the Los Angeles Lakers victory over the Washington Wizards on Dec 2, 2015. After twenty seasons in the NBA, Bryant retires with five NBA Championships.

Editor’s note: As a sports junkie in my first semester as the Assistant Sports Editor for the Sagebrush, this past year has been one of the biggest honors of my life. From my firsthand sports experiences as a kid, to my sister’s experience as a Buckeye, to the Wolf Pack Community’s experiences with this year’s historic basketball team, I take a crack at explaining what it means to be a fan in the style of Bill Simmons’ article of the same name.

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n the morning of June 14, 2008, my parents, sister and I were sharing one last family lunch with our relatives, friends and neighbors at my grandmother’s house before we had to drive to the airport. My family and I were migrating to the United States that day in pursuit of a better education for my sister and me. While my father was concerned with sayJavier ing goodbye to my Hernandez grandmother, my Accounting mother busy triplechecking her packing list, and my older sister bawling her eyes out, twelve-year-old me was wondering, “How the heck am I going to catch the next Laker game on this 18-hour flight?” Growing up in the Philippines, above most things except maybe a Manny Pacquiao fight, basketball has a way of bringing together a country in ways that no other spectacle can. At almost every street corner, one can find a pickup game with locals playing full speed in tattered flip-flops, while using a ball that has lost all its rubbery grip, and shooting at a makeshift rim with a backboard cut from plywood. In my elementary school, during recess, after scarfing down my lunch, the rest of the time was spent playing a pickup game with my friends at one of the twelve overcrowded courts on the playground. For me, basketball was not just a schoolyard pastime but it was a passion that had stemmed from this nationwide enthusiasm for the game. For most kids, Saturday mornings were slotted to watch their favorite cartoons. However, for as long as I can remember, with the NBA only being broadcasted once a week, Saturday mornings were reserved for watching the NBA Game of the Week. With the early 2000s being dominated by Shaq, Kobe and company, my indoctrination into Laker Nation was probably

shaped by the budgetary constraints of the broadcasting companies who had to selectively chosen to televise the popular team of the time. Lucky me! At the ripe age of four, what sealed my fandom was the plethora of amazing moments that the 1999-2000 Championship Lakers team created. From Kobe’s iconic series-clinching alley-oop lob to Shaq to eliminate a Trailblazers team that was absolutely stacked with talent (some of the names include: Rasheed Wallace, Steve Smith, Scottie Pippen, Bonzi Wells, Jermaine O’Neal, Arvydas Sabonis), to young “Frobe’s” coming out party with his historic Game Four takeover in the Finals matchup against the Indiana Pacers to give the Lakers a commanding 3-1 series lead that eventually led to their first of three consecutive NBA titles, a jubilant four-year-old kid was able to experience his first taste of championship glory, a very rudimentary understanding of the breaks of the game. Fast forward to June 17, 2008, with my parents off to Reno to move furniture brought over from the Philippines, my sister and I stayed behind in the Bay Area at my aunt’s house. The day before, I had spent almost an entire day on a plane, imagining all the different scenarios that could have played out in the previous game, a game that the Lakers won in a do-or-die situation with the Celtics holding a 3-1 lead in the series. With Game Six airing that night, for the life of me, I couldn’t bear another day waiting in nervous anticipation. However, as nervous as I was, I had a complete confidence in this Lakers squad that almost bordered on overconfidence. Kobe Bryant, my childhood idol, was in his prime and was head and shoulders the best player in the league. That team boasted a solid supporting cast with twin towers Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, an experienced veteran and member of the three-peat Lakers teams in Derek Fisher, and pre-cocaine Lamar Odom who I argue is the most versatile sixth man in league history. Young, naïve, and being spoiled with the success of the Lakers squads of the early decade, the prospect of losing never really occurred to me. Boy, was I in for a rude awakening. The Celtics demolished the Lakers by a margin of 39 points, the most ever in a seriesclinching game in the Finals. I couldn’t bear to face my uncle who was a die-hard Celtics fan. He watches the full-game replays after he gets home from work so I didn’t want to spoil his experience of winning a championship by showing any emotion. However, something about that game was too much of a gut-punch and for the first time in my fanhood, my emotions got the best of me and I started to cry when he arrived home. As good a guy and as empathetic as he was, I couldn’t stand seeing him enjoy his championship. That’s the sports fan in me. In times of defeat, probably the worst thing to hear as a fan, even worse than the gloating of a rival fan, is when somebody makes a remark to the effect of, “It doesn’t even matter anyway. It’s

just a bunch of guys throwing a ball into a hoop.” That was my sister right after the Lakers lost. Actually, without fail, win or lose, whenever I get overly emotional about a sporting event, she makes sure to bring it up. Unable to explain, why the game meant more, in a fit of rage I’d reply, “You just don’t get it.” However, if anything were to describe the bottom-line of sports fanaticism, those five words perfectly capture its essence. To the outsider, every game has its victors and losers but for every fan, the outcome is not the bottom line. Especially in college athletics, every school has their own unique set of rituals and traditions that enhance the experience, from Texas A&M’s Midnight Yell to Wisconsin’s Jump Around. Gamedays are about walking up the street through a sea of tailgaters, hi-fiving every random person who’s sporting a shirt from the same team and instead of exchanging pleasantries, you exchange a call and response rallying cry. Each fanbase takes on the personality of its respective school and to a greater extent they take on the personality of every iteration of the teams they follow from year-to-year. As fans, we cheer our hearts out, tear our hair out, and boo every referee who blows a call. When done with a collection of thousands of other rabid faithful, the fan isn’t just a face in the crowd but a member of the “We Are”, a collective pride that forges bonds that transcend time and location. This past New Year’s Eve, I joined my sister to watch Ohio State take on Clemson in the College Football Playoff Semifinals. My sister, who never was a big fan of the Buckeyes growing up, really

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Ana Hernandez (left) and Javier Hernandez (right) pose outside the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2017. The Ohio State Buckeyes lost to the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff Semifinals.

“Unable to explain why the game meant more, in a fit of rage I’d reply, ‘You just don’t get it.’ ”

drank Sloopy’s Kool-Aid, and then some this past year. Living in Columbus where Ohio State Football was religion, she has learned to embrace the culture—the Buckeye Battle Cry, Script Ohio, the famous “O-H-“ chant. The atmosphere in the host city, Phoenix, for that weekend, turned into the Columbus of the west. With a sea of red flooding every street corner around the stadium, and with drunk and rowdy fans expecting championship-level excellence in this year’s Buckeyes, the “Ohio State way” was very much alive that weekend. For that season, and for the first time in her life, my sister really bought in and became invested in all things Ohio State. Heading into the semi-final sports pundits were already slotting Ohio State to face off against Alabama in the final, overlooking the Tigers’ chances. It’s funny how things play out. Nine years ago, I endured the most gut-wrenching defeat in my sports life with the Lakers being blown out of the water in the NBA Finals. In the same eerie fashion, there was a sense of overconfidence among the Buckeye contingent that week, my sister included. As a neutral spectator, I knew this had to be a setup from the sports gods. The rest was history. Clemson slaughtered any chance of a Buckeye victory, shutting them out 31-0, and going on to defeat Alabama for their first-ever National Championship in the College Football Playoff era. With a stadium that was 75 percent Ohio State fans, hearing the cheers from the Tiger faithful from across the field with every touchdown while sitting amongst a sea of dejected Buckeyes, I could empathize with the students and fans around me. However, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity and so I turned to my sister who had a blank look on her face, smirked, and asked, “It doesn’t matter anyway, right?” Welcome to fanhood. Welcome to heartbreak. This past year, I’ve had the honor of covering one of the best Nevada Basketball teams in history. It has been really interesting to see growth and development of both the team and community as the team went from Arch Madness to March Madness. With each passing victory, crowd sizes increased and fan enthusiasm grew. Fans were already in love with Eric Musselman’s fiery sideline antics to pump up the crowd. They were enamored with Cameron Oliver’s high-flying dunks and opponent stare downs. D. J. Fenner has always been a fan favorite. However, fans also grew to love the Steph Curry-esque shooting range of Marcus Marshall as

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Cameron Oliver and Eric Musselman celebrate their NCAA Tournament seeding as a twelve-seed against five-seed Iowa State Cyclones on Mar. 12, 2017 at the Basin Street Clubhouse. This past season, the Wolf Pack reached their first NCAA Tournament in a decade.

well as Jordan Caroline’s relentless effort game in and game out. If there was one characteristic that perfectly sums up this squad it would be its resilience, or maybe “Nevada Grit” as new football coach Jay Norvell would say. Having Michael Buffer introduce the team in its rivalry game against UNLV perfectly captured the essence of this team in the sense that other teams should come to expect a fight when they play the Wolf Pack. This personality of a blue-collar, never-say-die attitude resonated with the fan base. And while they perceive themselves as perpetual underdogs, they had a special feeling that this year’s team had a good chance. All year long, from players and coaches to the average Nevada fan, the expectation was to make the NCAA Tournament. While the Wolf Pack had its fair share of

“As fans, we cheer our hearts out, tear our hair out, and boo every referee

who blows a call ” struggles, ultimately, they punched their ticket to the Big Dance after beating a gauntlet of teams in the Mountain West Conference Tournament. The NCAA Tournament had been uncharted territory for the Wolf Pack in recent years but what makes the Big Dance special is the unpredictability of the Cinderella. Each team begins to believe in their ability to make some noise in the Tournament. Especially for the Wolf Pack, who became the sexy pick by analysts like Seth Davis to advance to as far as the Sweet 16, that little seed of hope was planted into the hearts of each Nevada fan. Over the course of the year, Wolf Pack fans rekindled their fanhood for this program. Long gone are the days of a Lawlor Events Center that barely filled 3000 people and was quieter than a funeral. Instead, this season, people cheered and rallied behind their team, turning Lawlor into one of the louder arenas in the Mountain West. Rather than groaning whenever the opposing team put forth a deflating run, countless times the Wolf Pack faithful would rise to their feet and try to inject some energy into their team. This is part of the reason why the Nevada team was a second-half team this past season. The relationship between fan and team grew, feeding off the energy of one another during crunch time. Come tournament time in Milwaukee, the Wolf Pack contingent was essentially

indistinguishable from the blue-blood fanbases who have been in the tournament year in and year out in terms of passion and enthusiasm for their team. Surveying the sold-out Nevada section of the crowd who made the crosscountry trip to Milwaukee, from famous personalities like Governor Sandoval and President Johnson, to families of players, to the general fan, they were all equally invested in this Nevada team, there to support their team, whatever the outcome. The game itself was a perfect microcosm of the spectrum of fanhood. With Iowa State jumping out to an early lead, the fans felt the same gut-wrenching feelings that come about when the prospect of losing arises. Then, much like in countless other games that the Wolf Pack played, when the inevitable comeback rally came, the fans hearts began to flutter and their rejuvenated cheers were heard throughout the BMO Bradley Center among the 90 percent pro-Cyclones crowd. And while the national media and Iowa State crowd may not have expected the second-half surge, Wolf Pack fans had no doubt in their minds that the Wolf Pack would stay on the prowl and strike. Finally, when the game seemed to be out of reach, D.J. Fenner’s emotions, shown on national television, captured the heartbreak that every fan who invested in this team this season experienced. However, with the roller coaster of emotions that the Wolf Pack fans endured throughout the game and the season, the bottom line was not the eventual first-round Tournament exit. When Nevada fans reflect on this team, they will remember the memories forged throughout the year. They remember the players, the coaches, the people who sat next to them for most of the season, but most of all, they will remember the raw emotions from the peaks and valleys of the historic season they put forth. Then come October, they’ll come back to Lawlor Events Center ready for it all again—the games, the rivalries, the band, the cheers, the triumphs, the defeat, and the nachos. All of it. Yes, the outcomes for sports can be very black-and-white. You win and you lose. However, fanhood is a whole different beast. It’s not all about the end result. The breaks of the game are what make sports so interesting. That’s the good stuff. As we become fans of a team, that’s when you begin to realize what it’s all about. Sports are reflective of our experiences we have in life and serve as a reminder of why we do the things we do. We cheer, we smile, we laugh, we cry —we do all these things because the bottom line is that we care.

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Nevada Football Program debuts brand-new uniforms

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Photo courtesy of Nevada Athletics Malik Reed models the new uniform pants that feature a Battle born insignia and “Battle Born” lettering across the side of the leg. The new uniforms will debut in their game against Northwestern on Sept 2, 2017.

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ew coach, new era, new attitude. Every coach wants to place his or her stamp on their program, and one of the most visible ways to do that is to design a new uniform. Eric Musselman has had a number of iterations of the basketball uniform that have helped generate interest in the basketball program’s success.

Photo courtesy of Nevada Athletics Malik Reed (left), James Butler (middle) and Austin Corbett (right) pose to show off the new uniforms the Nevada football team will be wearing this upcoming season. Head coach Jay Norvell hopes that these new new uniforms usher in a new culture of “Nevada Grit.”

Example uniform themes include: breast cancer awareness, “Team Unity” the Nike N7 campaign and “Battle born”. Each of these uniforms have been used for special occasions and have generated positive feedback. On the other hand, when Brian Polian changed the classic Nevada colors and went toward a more modern look for the football team, it created a lot of division between the fanbase. Since his tenure led to his eventual firing, the uniforms evoke bad memories for a lot of fans.

It makes sense that new Nevada Football coach Jay Norvell designed new uniforms for his debut season. Norvell notes that the uniform change was made to usher a culture of “Nevada Grit.” “We were looking for a clean, classic look,” Norvell said. “Something that was simple. We wanted to have a blue collar feel, because those type of people grind it out every day, just like we do with our Nevada grit.” The new uniforms feature two different tops: a cream and a blue version. The tops can be made

which I guess is appropriate for the blue-collar culture Norvell is trying to push. I have to give credit to whoever designed the silver pants. As a Browns fan, one of the things I absolutely hate about their uniforms is the lettering across the side of the pants. Those belong on college uniforms, a feature that I really liked about Nevada’s pants. In addition, the Battle Born patch adds a nice touch. Also, the matte with a grayspeckle finish is also commendable. The sheen adds a pleasant, subtle addition to the classic helmet. In regard to the jersey tops, my biggest criticism is actually pretty minor. The way it is now, I would say the uniforms make it look too much like the Oklahoma Sooners’ uniforms, a previous stop for Norvell. One timeless correction that would mesh well in connecting the roots of the Wolf Pack to the past is to change that font to the “Script Pack” lettering of the 1990s. Not only does it make it distinguishable from other opponents, it pays homage to the roots of the program, while not being too flashy. It would most likely make these uniforms an all-time favorite. At the end of the day, what I think of these uniforms probably does not matter in the grand scheme of things. Should the football team have success in the next few years, these will most likely be viewed favorably by the fans. Overall, while the uniforms are not something that wowed me, the uniforms are a solid addition to the uniform history of the Wolf Pack. Like Norvell said, they’re very clean and provide a classic look.

into a combination with two pants: silver pants with a “Battle Born” insignia with “Battle Born” written across both sides and a plain cream-colored version. In addition, the players’ names will be added to the back of the jersey tops, the first time since 2013, the year when Polian first introduced new uniforms. Personally, I am lukewarm RATING: about these new uniforms. While I didn’t like Polian’s uniforms, these don’t really make me feel Javier Hernandez can be reached at too terribly one way or the other. bcruz@sagebrush.unr.edu and on TwitIn essence, they’re very bland, ter @SagebrushSports

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Nevada baseball plays for fourth place in MW By Will Compton After a shaky start to their 2017-2018 season, Nevada’s Baseball team looks to finish its home stretch of the season strong and contend for the title of fourth place this weekend against Air Force. Nevada is currently one game ahead of Air Force, holding a 13-27 record (912 conference). The 2017 season for Nevada has been a rough one. Starting their season with a 1-4 record, Nevada suffered losses to Virginia Tech, Sam Houston State and division rival, Fresno State. Nevada continued Will to find themselves losing, Compton with wins scattered here Journalism and there, such as San Diego State University and Utah State. Nevada then began to find their groove with a win in their triple header against Air Force in March. In an attempt to carry their strong momentum after their first triple header win of the season, Nevada suffered in back to back 1-3 losses to Hawaii and San Diego State University. Looking for a way to retaliate, the Wolf Pack went on a four game winning streak, taking down San Jose State and Fresno State in back to back triple headers. That now brings us to where we are now, Nevada taking on Air Force to solidify their spot at fourth place in the Mountain West. With a win against Air Force, Nevada will solidify their slot at fourth place, and finish the season contending against top teams such as UNLV, New Mexico and Clemson. If Nevada loses, they will fall to fifth place and have to redeem themselves with wins over other division rivals. In order to win, Nevada will have to depend on their star and veteran players this weekend to come up big. Nevada’s ability to be consistent and get on base will determine their outcome in the triple header. Junior first baseman Jordan Pierce has reached base in Nevada’s last 26 games,

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while freshman Dillan Shrum has reached base in the last 19 games. Senior shortstop and hometown hero Justin Bridgman has also been outstanding this year, with a current batting average streak of .429. Along with Bridgman, freshman catcher Marco Valenzuela is hitting .450 during his current six-game streak. If Nevada can utilize Bridgman and Valenzuela together to consistently hit, and get other runners such as Pierce & Shrum on base, as well as bring them home, Nevada will defeat Air Force this weekend, no question. Another huge momentum swing Nevada needs to have is the consistency of star pitcher, junior Mark Nowaczewski. Currently the back to back Mountain West pitcher of the week, Nowaczewski will need to control his throwing and accuracy against Air Force if he wants to lead his team to victory. Currently leading the team in both runs and walks allowed, Nowaczewski has a wicked arm that sometimes can get the best of him. If this happens, the triple header could be on the line, and he would possibly be replaced by the senior dead eye pitcher Trevor Charpie. Yet, when Nowaczewski focuses down and concentrates on his accuracy, he is a threat, as he currently holds 36 strikeouts on the season and has only allowed two home runs all season, the best out of all Nevada pitchers. This weekend will be heavily dependent on consistency. Can Pierce and Shrum stay consistent and get on base? Can Bridgman and Valenzuela be consistent and connect the ball with the bat? Can Nowaczewski throw under control and consistently make big plays? Nevada will be tested on all of these questions against Air Force, as they contend for their shot at fourth place. Nevada will begin their triple header against Air Force on Friday, April 28 . Come watch Nevada take on the Falcons as these ball players fight for their team. Will Compton can be reached at bcruz@ sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter @Sagebrushsports.

Gibson, Pack win first sweep of season

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Kenzi Goins tosses a ball to her teammate during Nevada’s win against the Colorado State Rams on April 30. The Pack still has two series to go to finish out the season, one on the road at Boise State and one at home against San Diego State University.

By Kevin Bass After losing last weekend’s series to the Kansas Jayhawks, Nevada softball rebounded with a three-game sweep at home against the Colorado State Rams. Despite sweeping the Rams, each game was decided by one run, with Saturday’s game going 14 innings before the Wolf Pack came out on top of the 8-7 score. Nevada opened the series with a 5-4 win on Friday, riding the arm of senior pitcher McKenna Isenberg. Isenberg pitched a complete game, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits to go with five strikeouts.

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Going into the fifth inning, the Wolf Pack was down a run until junior centerfielder Aaliyah Gibson smacked a 2-2 pitch over the right field fence. After Gibson touched all the bases to tie the game, Nevada followed it up with a run to take the lead before the inning ended. After taking the lead, the Pack didn’t look back. The Rams only mustered one hit in the remaining two innings, including a one-two-three seventh. Isenberg struck out two Rams looking in the seventh to seal the victory. Then on Saturday, the teams found themselves in a marathon. The game went 14 innings before the Wolf Pack

walked off victorious by a score of 8-7. After jumping out to a 5-1 lead in second, Nevada gave up four unanswered runs, including two in the sixth and one in the seventh to send the game to extras. In the tenth, it appeared Colorado State would take the game after scoring a run to take the lead.

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Following the Cal State Fullerton loss, the Pack looked towards UC Irvine in Irvine, California the very next day. Prepared to bounce back, Nevada u was forced to wait until Feb. 11 before they could play their next match of the season against Santa u Clara, due to a cancellation against UC Irvine and a postponement of its match against Pacific. Although it was an elongated rest period, Nevada seemed to thrive from this portion of time with Brandon Cruz can be reached at no games. The Pack came back stronger than ever bcruz@sagebrush.unr.edu and on Twitter against Santa Clara, garnering wins in just about @Sagebrushsports.

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After Nevada took an L against Arizona State, the team would fail to bounce back, as it strung together loss after loss for four straight games. North Texas blanked the Pack in Denton, Texas, handing them a brutal 7-0 defeat. The Pack stayed in the Lone Star state after being drubbed for its next loss against the SMU Mustangs. Nevada performed exceptionally in the doubles portion of the SMU match but dropped the ball come singles match-ups, losing the match 4-3. The Pack received a much needed week long break before jumping back on the road to head to Provo, UT, to take on the BYU Cougars.

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Nevada began its season on Jan. 21 in Fullerton, California, for its first one-on-one match of the season against Cal State. Cal State and Nevada began their match with the doubles competition, in which Cal State took the first of the three match-ups, placing the Pack in an early hole that would reflect much of the remainder of the match. Nevada’s Herrero and her partner Carlijn Ketting brought the team back into contention for the doubles point, with a win over their Cal State counterparts. Even with Herrero and Ketting’s victory, Delic and Morales failed to win their bout, ultimately giving Cal State the edge going into the singles matches. During this part of the season, Nevada boasted two top-100 tennis players in Morales at No. 73 and Herrero at No. 66. Even with Nevada’s studs leading the way, the Pack only won two of its six singles matches. This loss would be the first and last until Feb. 17.

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The Nevada Wolf Pack Women’s Tennis team played their final match of its season in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a 4-2 loss to the Wyoming Cowgirls. Although the season did end on a sour note, Nevada now boasts two players who have been named to the All-Mountain West singles team in Sheila Morales and Claudia Herrero. Along with this accolade, Morales and her double partner Blaga Delic made the All-MW doubles team as well. But the team’s most prominent achievement came on the heels of an impressive season by Wolf Pack junior Herrero. Herrero was named Mountain West Player of the year after defeating two top-100 tennis players in the Mountain West conference, along with 17 single season victories. She is now ranked No. 108 according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

every match-up, with the lone loss coming as Sheila Morales dropped her singles match against Santa Clara’s Madison Clarke. After its 6-1 victory over Santa Clara, Nevada packed up and made its way to Sacramento, California, for its game against Sacramento State. The Pack again made its presence known in double competition, as all three of its doubles pairs took home a victory. The singles match was far closer, with Sac State and the Pack splitting the matches, three wins a piece. Had Nevada failed to perform as well as they did in the doubles competition, Sac State may have come away with a win. At this point Nevada seemed to be hitting its stride, looking as if it had finally found the winning formula. Just four days after its win in Sacramento, the Pack made its way to Phoenix, Arizona, in hopes of continuing its win streak. Nevada did just that, notching a close 4-3 victory over Grand Canyon University. The Pack now sat comfortably at 3-1, and the season appeared to be mighty promising. Pack Women’s tennis was on a roll, with no end in sight. But all good things must come to an end at some point, so was true when Nevada took on No. 17 ranked Arizona State. Arizona State was expected to dominate the Pack in every facet of the game on paper and in this instance, paper seemed to be the true determinant. Arizona State swept the Pack 7-0, handing the team its first loss since Jan. 21.

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