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Sabin Hall reopens for classes WHITNEY WILLIAMS Staff Writer

After two years of construction, Sabin Hall has reopened. Classes have now begun in the new rooms and professors have moved back into their offices.

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Making a difference UNI students deliver smiles to Jamaica Page 5

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After two years of construction and extensive remodeling, the University of Northern Iowa’s Sabin Hall is finally open to students. Though it may look the same on the outside, several significant changes have been made to Sabin’s interior. “One of the things about Sabin Hall before is that is was not up to fire code, and so one of the things about the renovations was it brought the building basically up to fire code, so rooms that before had too many seats in them, may now have fewer seats because before they were in violation of fire code,” said Philip Mauceri, Dean of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. However, the change brought on the discovery of a light wall that could be restored as part of the renovations. “When the architects were working on the

Solar wind turbine contributes to UNI’s sustainability efforts MARKITA CURRIE Staff Writer

The University of Northern Iowa recently finished construction on a purple and gold wind turbine and three solar panels, which are located near the UNI Industrial Technology Center. Reg Pecen, UNI professor of electrical engineering and technology, introduced the idea for the wind turbine in March of 2010. Pecen and the ITC have tried a smaller wind turbine on top of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education building in the past but wanted a much big-

ger, more noticeable and effective turbine. “This wind and solar project will help Iowa for promoting clean power from hybrid resources such as wind and solar turbines; it seems Iowa always has wind or sun or sometimes even both,” said Pecen. Pecen started his project by collecting funds. The majority of the project was funded by the Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development. Other sponsors and contractors include Waverly Light and Power, Wind Rich and See WIND TURBINE, page 2

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UNI to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day BLAKE FINDLEY Staff Writer

Dwight Watson, Dean of the College of Education, will speak Monday on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and his importance to not only African-Americans but people of any race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation in honor of King’s accomplishments and legacy. The lecture is open to anyone

interested and will be held at the Center for Multicultural Education on the upper floor of Maucker Union at 7 p.m. Throughout his speech, Watson will draw on his experiences as a child of color growing up in the South and discuss how integration was a necessary good. Additionally, Watson plans on talking

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The solar wind turbine, which is located on the south end of campus, produces clean power from hybrid resources.


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UNI studies assist smoking cessation programs SARAH KELZER Staff Writer

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death, killing more than 5 million worldwide each year and costing Iowa $1 billion in health care expenses. As the new year begins, many tobacco users are looking for ways to quit. The University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Social and Behavioral Research has teamed up with the Iowa Department of Public Health Division of Tobacco Use, Prevention and Control to conduct several tobacco-related studies. “State-funded tobacco cessation programs effectively support Iowans who want to quit. Results of this evaluation show these services have a positive impact,” said Disa Cornish, program evaluator at CSBR.

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Chad’s Electric, Inc. The original goal was to have the wind turbine completed by the end of July; however, safety permits and equipment management training had taken up some unexpected time. The team was not upset by this but rather said they were glad that all safety precautions were being made and ensured. The wind turbine sticks out in the sky with its unique colors. The Wind Rich companies only have three standard colors: gold, black and red. However, UNI wanted a more custom windmill, so Sarah Smith, Graphics Tech Program Head, found the original purple for UNI

The CSBR primarily researches areas of health to assist public agencies in answering questions about public opinion and the impacts of public programs. The IDPH Tobacco Division aims to foster a social and legal climate in which tobacco use becomes unwanted and unacceptable. “(We) contracted with UNI for analysis with Quitline about smoking rates in general, which also takes data from BRF Surveillance System,” said Don McCormick, a marketing consultant for the IDPH. Through IDPH funding, the CSBR has conveyed the findings of the 2010 annual report for the Iowa Tobacco Cessation Program Evaluation, which works with and through Quitline Iowa. Quitline is a toll-free, smoking cessation helpline that offers counseling services as well as two

and custom ordered it for the wings of the turbine. Pecen tries to include students with hands on activity in the classroom, so he asked a few to help with the production of the frame. Student welders Paul Johnson, Sultan Altamimi, Mac Russett, Aaron Spiess and Keith Dahl helped set up the frame for the turbine and the foundation and stands for the solar panels. Within one year more than 18,800 kilowatts of wind energy and more than 3,300 kilowatts of solar energy can be obtained from this station. This alone would eliminate up to 31,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from burning coal. The busiest wind seasons are from November through

weeks of free nicotine replacement patches, gum and lozenges. This program is based in federally qualified health centers that offer free pharmacotherapy and accompanying cessation counseling to Iowa patients. The evaluation uses three sources of data consisting of follow-up interviews with participants, secret shopper calls and medical chart reviews. Through CSBR’s evaluation, the main findings were constructive for the state of Iowa. “About 20 percent of Quitline Iowa callers successfully quit smoking,” said Cornish, “We define ‘quit’ as someone who has not smoked a cigarette in the past 30 days.” Among the participants that CSBR had spoken to, most had reduced their cigarette consumption, were smoking fewer cigarettes per day and were also

smoking on fewer days per month. Furthermore, the study found that the use of all tobacco products had decreased from the baseline to the follow-up interviews. “Most Iowans who smoke want to quit smoking, and the cessation programs provided by the state can help them achieve that goal,” said Cornish. In both the Quitline Iowa and clinic cessation studies, the majority of people who took part said their main motivation for quitting was for health reasons. According to www.cdc.gov, tobacco causes cancer, heart disease, stroke and lung diseases including emphysema, bronchitis and chronic airway obstruction. On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers. About 18.8 percent of Iowa adults (more than See CSBR, page 4

March and the brightest sun season is from April to September, so, for most of the year the station will draw power. The wind turbine is a 10-12 kilowatt size mill, and when it is fully hooked up, the power derived from it will go directly into the UNI power grid. The small turbine on top of the building is only a 1-kilowatt. Talk of building 100-kilowatt turbines in a much bigger area has been mentioned but nothing is on the drawing board as of yet. Electrical connections for the new turbine are expected to be finished within the next couple weeks and the station will start drawing wind energy.

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building, they discovered the light wall. This helped the building achieve LEED status. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” said Mauceri. There are many “green” elements that have been added to the new Sabin Hall. Each office in the building has more windows so that some natural light can be used to light the building. The carpet is made out of reusable resources. The toilets and water fountains are low flush. Low flush toilets use significantly less water than regular toilets. The furniture that was already

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in the building before the renovations was reused. Another addition to the building is a large student lounge. “We wanted to have space where students could gather throughout the building, so that people could sit before classes,” said Mauceri. Student reactions to the building have been positive. “The building is very nice and I think that the elevator is accessible,” said Allison Rottinghaus, a freshman business management major. “I have never been in the building (before) and it is very nice. The floors are my favorite part,” said Katie Young, a junior education major.

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about the Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education. Thurgood Marshall, the lead counsel for the plaintiff who went on to become the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court, argued against the reigning separate but equal doctrine. This meant that AfricanAmericans had separate facilities than those of Caucasians but they were supposed to have the same level of quality. While the court unanimously ruled in favor of integration in 1954, Watson will attest that he attended a segregated school up until 1973, 18 years after segregation was declared illegal. “It is one thing to have the policy, and quite another to enforce it,” stated Watson. According to Watson, King has provided much for our contemporary society. A catalyst for change, King worked tirelessly for the social movement against racial oppression. However, perhaps his most vital work would be his

persuasion for and use of peaceful resistance. This movement serves to set an example for not only supporters of racial integration and equality, but for anyone looking to overcome oppression and segregation, be it emotional, social or physical. Today, for example, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement looks toward King’s example in their protests against discrimination and prejudice. “The legacy of Dr. King is social justice,” said Watson, “Though there are still many inequalities that have yet to be righted, such as the achievement gap and generational poverty and oppression, Dr. King has provided the framework and example for furthering the movement.” As influential and necessary to the civil rights movement as King was, he was also instrumental in a variety of other social issues. “Primarily, the beliefs on resolving differences by nonviolent means and his emphasis on healthy dialogue and civil discourse advocated by Dr. King

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429,000) are current cigarette smokers, with Iowa ranking 29th across the U.S. CSBR has conducted more than

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On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech during the Civil Rights March on Washington.

exemplify how to protest and voice disagreement,” said Michael Blackwell, the director of the Center for Multicultural Education. “Dr. King worked towards a great many causes such as the plight of the poor and working class, the immigration dilemma and Cesar Chavez’s movements for migrant workers, the heightening of

660 funded research studies since its beginning in 1967 and has taken increasing interest in tobacco use and prevention. Besides the 2010 Iowa Tobacco Cessation Program Evaluation previously discussed, the CSBR researched two other studies for 2010: the

crime, the urban infestation of drugs and the growing problem of organized crime. Throughout his life, King worked tirelessly for the poor and disadvantaged and to increase awareness of those problems,” said Blackwell. Also in celebration of the holiday, the Student Leadership Center of UNI is sponsoring a Day of

Division Progress Evaluation and the Analysis of Iowa Youth Tobacco Survey Web Pilot. The anticipated studies for 2011 are the Analysis of Iowa Results from National Adult Tobacco Survey, Iowa Tobacco Cessation Program Evaluation, Preparation

Service. For a few hours on Monday morning, students will volunteer at any of four different sites around the community: the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Grout Museum District, Country View Nursing Home and the Catholic Worker House.

for 2011 Iowa Youth Tobacco Survey and the Health Care Provider Survey. One proposal pending is the New Geospatial and Statistical Perspectives on Tobacco Surveillance from April 2011 to March 2013.


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Holiday season features top films ‘The King’s Speech,’ ‘The Fighter’ and ‘Black Swan’ prove to be award-worthy

ters from the entire cast was no surprise, the script (also nominated) is what truly makes this film. Written by David Seidler, who as a boy listened to King George VI’s speeches on the radio, the film is heart-warming, inspiring, funny, witty and above all, truly well-written. While the history is a bit sped-up, the only thing I can find to criticize this movie on is casting Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill, who lacked the “je ne sais quoi” one likes to see in a Churchill. That minor personal preference aside, the film is phenomenal.

By EMILY HEYER Film Critic

This holiday season, like many of its predecessors, was filled with movies that will duke it out at the Golden Globes and Oscars – and movies that would die for a chance to maybe get a glimpse of the red carpet. With “Little Fockers” and “Season of the Witch” undoubtedly taking the roles of horrid, this Sunday’s Golden Globe ceremony will be the first decider between holiday films such as, “The King’s Speech,” “The Fighter,” and “Black Swan,” as well as earlier blockbusters “The Social Network” and “Inception.” This is one of the best years for quality film in the drama category. “The King’s Speech” – Starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush

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Colin Firth portrays King George VI with Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen Mother in “The King’s Speech.”

The inspiring true story of King George VI, a second son with no desire to rule who overcame his stammer and helped a nation through World War II. This movie has everything award seasons love, plus the added benefit of being a truly wonderful movie.

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With brilliant acting by the two leads -- Colin Firth as King George IV and Geoffrey Rush as his speech therapist -- it is no wonder why both of these men have received nominations for Best Actor. While the dedication to charac-

“The Fighter” – Starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams The early years of “Irish” Mickey Ward, including his trainer/brother Dickie Ecklund’s battle with crack addiction and his rise to fame and success. Dedication. There could not be a better word to describe Mickey Ward and Dickie Ecklund, or the actors that portray them. Mark Walhberg started training for this role in 2005, and Christian Bale, one of the most overlooked actors of our time (I personally blame that silly Batman voice) See FILMS, page 6

2011 brings a wave of New Year’s resolutions By BLAKE FINDLEY Staff Writer

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Zach Riesberg, a senior marketing major, and Stephanie Smith, a senior public relations major, traveled to the New Vision School in Jamaica where they donated school supplies and T-shirts to the students.

By MAGGIE DONOVAN Staff Writer

This past November, Pi Sigma Epsilon president Zach Riesberg and executive vice president Stephanie Smith were given the opportunity to spend their Thanksgiving break in Jamaica. Not only did

they go snorkeling, play volleyball and enjoy some warm weather, but they also made a difference in the lives of many. On Nov. 24, Riesberg, a senior marketing major, and Smith, a senior public relations major, visited New See JAMAICA, page 8

January is not only the beginning of a new semester, but also the time when people begin the New Year with resolutions, goals and agendas for the upcoming year. Several University of Northern Iowa students are keeping up with the New Year’s resolution tradition. “I have made a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and to exercise at the Wellness Recreation Center more regularly,” said Kayla Rethwisch, a freshman psychology major. Many UNI students have goals like Rethwisch’s -relating to better nutrition, more exercise and a general enhancement of their physical well-being. With the rise in students looking to get healthy, the Wellness and Recreation Center is especially full of students working on their resolutions. “I would like to remind students of the Health Beat in Maucker Union,” said Kathy Greene, the Director of

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Emily Wilker, a senior interpersonal communication major, and Erin Holmes, a senior communication major, work out in the Health Beat.

University Health Services. “This serves as an alternative to the WRC and features the same strength and cardio equipment. This would help

students avoid the noon and 3 p.m. rushes.” The Health Beat is open See RESOLUTIONS, page 6


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dropped serious weight for the role, and had to be told to “tone down” his near flawless embodiment of Dickie Ecklund. The movie follows Ward’s growth into a champion – fighting not only his opponents in the ring, but also his controlling mother and his crackhead, has-been brother who mean well, but don’t do well. It is not the typical “athlete” movie, focusing more on how he was able to be a champion from the inside, rather than the training he did to become the best. It also follows Ecklund’s crack addiction, using the real HBO documentary as inspiration. While the ending focuses on the big win, the rest is the hard road it took to get there. It is anther inspiring, true story of humanity and hardships. The best performance of the film, hands down, goes to Christian Bale, and if he doesn’t nab an award, it will be highway robbery. “Black Swan” – Starring Natalie Portman, Mila

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from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is located in the underground corridor between Maucker Union and Lang

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Mila Kunis, left, and Natalie Portman star in Fox Searchlight’s “Black Swan.”

Kunis and Vincent Cassel The White Swan and the Black Swan – two polar opposites with one dedicated and obsessed dancer determined to dance them perfectly. Natalie Portman plays Nina, a professional ballerina with her first lead role who is bent on being perfect. This psychological thriller takes

a dark turn when perfection and the role of the evil Black Swan invade Nina’s mind and slowly destroy her. This beautiful, dark film pulls the melodramatic, psychotic and sexual of the Black Swan out of Portman as she dances her way into hearts with all the innocence and delicacy of the virginal White Swan.

Juxtaposing the beautiful with the horrifying would be easy, but director Darren Aronofsky instead melds them together, twisting the world of dance and art into the terrors of the mind. Portman shows off her natural dancing ability with flawless technique through truly spectacular choreography.

Hall. Wellness and Recreation Services also offer personal training, intramural sports, sport clubs, massage therapy and more services that may be greatly beneficial to students following through with relat-

ed New Year’s resolutions. Sometimes students may have difficulty following through with their resolutions. To combat this potential stagnation, Greene suggested that students use S.M.A.R.T.

goals in implementing and persevering through any New Year’s resolution. S.M.A.R.T. stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound. An example of a specific goal would be to decide to exercise in the WRC every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m., as compared to the rather open-ended goal of exercising. Resolving to lose a pound every month by eating healthy and increasing exercise would be a measurable goal, whereas deciding to lose weight would be more immeasurable. An achievable resolution would be one that is feasible and not beyond the ability of the person to achieve. Goals that are relevant to you and not bound to others are considered to be realistic. Timebound resolutions would be selecting a period of time to carry out the resolution and then having a date to reassess or reevaluate the goal. “The more specific and well-thought out a plan is, the greater opportunity for success,” Greene said. “Don’t do too much, too fast. Also, working towards your goal in a setting where you would be motivated by other people can help alleviate the stress or inclination to quit. An example of this would be joining a sports club to stay active – the social aspects of the team could be especially awarding. This philosophy can be applied to any goal, whether it be nutrition, study habits, quitting tobacco use, etc.” As many students have goals relating to health and fitness, some students hope to achieve different goals.

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If serious dramas are not your ideal movie choice and you’ve already seen “TRON: Legacy” or the country music of “Country Strong” is not your cup of tea, try “Gulliver’s Travels” for a light-hearted comedy that will not be as bad as you might expect. Starring Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel and Catherine Tate, this movie, based on the book by Jonathan Swift, is full of typical Jack Black humor (although the scene where Gulliver puts out a fire is all Swift) and modern references, and was one of the less horrid movies that came out this winter. Although I may have a bias from seeing “Doctor Who” actress Catherine Tate in an American film, it was, at the very least, enjoyable for low expectations. It won’t win any awards, but it could get a few laughs. When getting back into the swing of things as the new semester gets under control, try viewing some of this year’s nominees for the award season – they are all truly wonderful.

“I need to start working on getting some more sleep,” said Mitch Holmes, a freshman business major. “My goal is to do much better in my classes,” said Samm Rich, a sophomore interior design major. “I really need to study more.” “My resolution is to be healthier,” said Anna Wernimont, a freshman elementary and middle level education dual major. “This is not so much physical and in relation to diet, but moreso towards happiness. I want to be content with doing what I am supposed to be doing and to be the best version of myself that I can.” “I want to keep my dump of a room clean and work on going to bed at normal human hours,” said Ian Goldsmith, a junior psychology and theatre double major. Sophomore health promotion major Jessica Rupp said, “My New Year’s resolution is to balance my checkbook more frequently.” Fernando Blanco, a freshman business administration major from Venezuela, has several resolutions. “First, I want to study more than the day before a test or quiz. Secondly, I want to eat better and exercise more. Thirdly, I wish to devote more time to my friends, and to not play as many video games,” stated Blanco. “I want to start using a planner, which is something I have never done before,” said Matt Moore, a junior religion and youth leadership double major.


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Traditions Challenge award winners By JOHN ANDERSON Executive Editor

Connecting Alumni to Students named its first Traditions Keepers last December as it awarded three University of Northern Iowa students with Traditions Challenge awards. The Traditions Challenge kicked off two years ago when CATS released a book to all UNI students that asked them to take pictures of themselves completing several university traditions ranging from summer orientation to graduation and everything in between. Elementary education major Jessica Staudt and elementary and middle level education major Katie Hood each received a Traditions Challenge medallion, which signifies that they completed at least 45 traditions, and elementary education major Katrina Gonzales received a Traditions Challenge pin for

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Traditions completed: 25

Traditions completed: 45

Traditions completed: 45

Favorite Tradition: “I like

the Homecoming traditions the best because Homecoming is one of my favorite times, and I’m definitely going to miss it the most. Living in the residence halls makes Homecoming so much fun, with window painting and the game and everything, Campaniling — that was definitely my favorite group of traditions.”

Advice for Future Traditions Keepers: “Start

by looking through your facebook pictures. You probably have most of the challenges already completed if you’ve been here a year. Otherwise there are things that you should definitely do.”

Favorite Tradition: “I really

Favorite Tradition: “I did

the Amazing Race that the Alumni Association put on to get eight of the traditions, and that as a whole was really fun to get them done that way, as a competition and running crazy.”

Advice for Future Traditions Keepers: “Start

as a freshman, because we tried to do it all in one semester, which was a challenge. They’re not difficult; they’re easy to do, ‘cause you’re gonna be going to these things anyway, so just remember to bring a camera.”

liked creating my own, so I guess it wasn’t even the ones in there, but it was kind of fun just to go back through and just remember all the other stuff I did with friends and the traditions we had like going to dinners and stuff.”

Advice for Future Traditions Keepers: “Do

it the whole time you’re here. Facebook’s wonderful because you can look back, but it’s hard even just to go back and find that one picture from the one time you did it, so just keep note of everything that you do, always have a camera or just anything — I have some ticket stubs and stuff in there, so just venture out and keep something from everything you do and then even if you are a senior putting it together you’ll have a lot more than you thought.”

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Campus Cooking By KATIE MERRITT Staff Writer

Greetings 2011! A new year is always a great opportunity to reset your lifestyle and many times that can start with your diet. So why not start now? My New

Year’s resolution this year is not only for myself, but for you too! My resolution is to think up collegefriendly recipes that are not only simple and wallet-friendly, but also healthy and fresh. This year, my goal is to bring everyday food to the table with

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a healthy twist – one that will allow the chef to add healthy alternatives to meals. This month, we’re heading down South and firing up your taste buds with a tasty Tex-Mex classic, quesadillas!

Pumped-Up Quesadillas Serves: 1 Ingredients: 2 whole wheat tortillas 2 slices of deli turkey, cut into strips ½ cup cheddar cheese ½ cup mushrooms ¼ cup green peppers, diced ¼ cup tomatoes, diced ½ cup onions, diced ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper (optional) Directions: 1. Place one tortilla on the bottom of a nonstick skillet. 2. Place turkey strips on tortilla in a single layer to cover the entire surface 3. Sprinkle vegetables evenly on top of tortilla (mushrooms, green peppers, tomatoes, onions). 3. Sprinkle cheese evenly over vegetables. 4. Sprinkle crushed red pepper evenly over cheese. 5. Place second tortilla over top. 6. Turn stove top on to about medium-high. 7. Let quesadilla cook until cheese begins to melt, and then flip quesadilla over to cook other side, another 3-5 minutes. 8. Once quesadilla is slightly brown and cheese is melted, remove from skillet. 9. Cut into pieces and serve with salsa! 10. Enjoy! *Hungry Hint: Not enough time? Follow up until step 5, then place tortillas in the microwave on high for 45 seconds to one minute! *Healthy Hint: In this recipe, you are pushing yourself to eat more vegetables, which will help you get your nutrient intake, as well as make this quesadilla much more filling. Also, to make this recipe even healthier, skip the Cheddar cheese and use a cheese derivative, which you can find in the health market at Hy-Vee. This cheese alternative contains more than 50 percent less calories than normal Cheddar cheese.

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completing 25. “I think it was a great way to get people involved on campus,” Staudt said. “It got me going to a lot of events that maybe I hadn’t been to before as a student or I returned to them my last semester because I haven’t taken a picture, so it got me active on campus, which was good.” Gonzales and Staudt found that collaboration helped them complete the challenge. “My roommate and I, we

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Vision School – a school with dirt floors and no running water in Runaway Bay, Jamaica – where they donated T-shirts and school supplies to students. Riesberg and Smith’s trip to Jamaica was sponsored by the Southwestern Company, a publishing company where both had previously interned during the summer. The trip was an earned reward for the company’s top interns, and the company also provided an opportunity for the interns to participate in a service project while on the trip. Riesberg and Smith were able to personally give Pi Sigma Epsilon’s Homecoming t-shirts to the

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worked on it together, so it was a lot easier to complete when you’re taking pictures with someone else and they’re reminding you to go to different things, and we actually made a list of the events that we needed to go to.” Connie Hansen, the assistant director of outreach and engagement for the Alumni Association, was thrilled to see the students complete the challenge. “I think, considering the book’s only been out for two years and these students have already completed 45 plus challenges is pretty amazing,” children at the school. “It was a very eye-opening experience as well as very rewarding,” Riesberg said. “It was amazing to see how happy the children and teachers were even while living off of next to nothing. I felt very humbled after the experience and am very thankful for the opportunity.” Smith also shared her experience. “To see the state of the school — no running water, hardly a road to get there — was awakening, but to see how its depression did not affect the children was most uplifting. It was a reminder that the material possessions that our culture places such emphasis on are, in their purest forms, only possessions. It wasn’t the shirts and supplies we brought that made

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she said. Hansen expects more students to complete the challenge in future years. “I think students are doing it; I think it’s just gonna be one of those things, like everything, where students wait to the very end to get it all completed,” she said. “Either way, as long as they’re engaged, I’m excited and I think we’re gonna have some great Panthers that know what it means to take total advantage of what UNI has to offer.”

“It wasn’t the shirts and supplies we brought that made the children light up. It was the friendship and excitement we provided that made it an experience the children will never forget, and it was their open hearts and genuine appreciation that made it a day we will always remember.” Stephanie Smith senior public relations major

the children light up. It was the friendship and excitement we provided that made it an experience the children will never forget, and it was their open hearts and genuine appreciation that made it a day we will always remember.”

The week of January 17, a random sample of UNI students will be contacted via email, and invited to participate in the American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA). The assessment is for research purposes. This confidential, approximately 20-30 minute survey will assist various departments at UNI by providing a better understanding of your health habits, behaviors and perceptions.

Why is this important? This information will be used to develop and modify programs and services to meet the needs of UNI students. All participating students who complete the survey will receive 1 free guest pass, for the day, to the WRC. In addition, you will be entered into a drawing for 1 IPOD Touch (4th Generation, 32GB), as well as gift certificates and merchanWe hope you’ll consider participating if contacted. dise to local merchants and restaurants. The ACHA-NCHA is sponsored by University Health Services. If you have any questions, please call Mark Rowe-Barth at 319-273-3423.


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Jon Stewart opened “The Daily Show” it as either a contributing factor or the Monday by departing from his normal sole cause of the violence. The rhetoroutine and delivering ric in question is not hard to find; it’s a a lengthy monologue frequent feature in our political media, about the shooting as exemplified by Glenn Beck or almost in Arizona on Jan. any other right wing talk show host. Not 8, which claimed the many people would argue that hateful lives of six people and and hyperbolic language isn’t a problem, almost took the life but was it to blame for this tragedy? of Congresswoman This view was touted in a New York MICHAEL DIPPOLD Gabrielle Giffords. Times op-ed from Jan. 9 by Paul Krugman Michael.S.Dippold Stewart soberly asked entitled “Climate of Hate,” where he dis@gmail.com the audience, “How cusses the rise of “eliminationist rhetodo you make sense of these types of ric” on the right side of the political aisle senseless situations?” and blames the shootIn the aftermath of We all see problems that ing on the political the shooting, there was climate that the rhetoa scramble amongst may have contributed ric creates. Krugman America’s political to this tragedy, and it’s concludes that “it’s pundits to find some- natural to look for a sin- the saturation of our one or something to political discourse — blame. There was a lot gle cause of the violence and especially our airof discussion about the so that we can prevent waves — with elimiconfused and incoher- more shootings from nationist rhetoric that ent rantings of the lies behind the rising shooter, and everyone happening in the future. tide of violence.” He seemed to be looking But that’s not how things places the blame for for the one thing that work. this squarely on the would, as Stewart said, GOP, adding “Let’s “exonerate their side not make a false prefrom blame, or implicate the other.” It tense of balance: it’s coming, overwhelmamounted to a shameful politicization of ingly, from the right. It’s hard to imagine a national tragedy. a Democratic member of Congress urgThose who are not looking for some- ing constituents to be ‘armed and danone to blame are instead looking for gerous.’” something to blame. Toxic and hateful I don’t think there is any doubt that political rhetoric has been singled out as Krugman is making a valid observation a cause of the violence by some who see

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We should compromise, as long as we never compromise TOM EARLY earlyt@uni.edu

Over the past few decades, we have seen the schism between Democrats and Republicans grow deeper and wider. Once we considered compromisers like Henry Clay and Lyndon Johnson great and accomplished. These legislators made deals and made progress. Compromise gave us the Civil Rights Act. Compromise helped delay the Civil War 14 years. Both sides sacrificed their own ideal end and came to an acceptable agreement. However, we now live in a time where we view party mediators as wishywashy, treacherous and horrifying. Last month, I heard so many Obama

supporters and Democrats chastise the party for sacrificing too much in extending the Bush-era tax cuts. People who once applauded the then-caucusing candidate for his promises of bipartisanship now cried “Benedict Arnold!” But why? Why does the chasm between the two parties increase with each election? Many attribute it to the rise of talk radio and political pundits. Every day listeners become more and more radicalized with hyperopinionated comments, loud mouths from both sides trying to galvanize an audience rather than mend a country. Every day people hear what they want with little response, if any, from alternative viewpoints. Seldom do I hear of people changing their radio dials from Rush Limbaugh to NPR or vice versa. No, people

prefer to stay safe and sound in their own little political viewpoints rather than risk upsetting their untested perspective. Another reason proposed involves an increased accessibility from Washington, D.C. to home states. With air travel so convenient, many want their representatives back on the farm like Senator Grassley. However, these house calls come at a high price. Once upon a time, senators and representatives had to stay in D.C. for much longer periods of time. This gave them a chance to develop friendships behind “enemy lines.” I think we can all remember times when we thought we would never like a person because of what they believed, but after socializing or working with them, we found See COMPROMISE, page 10

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The presents have been opened, the Christmas lights have been taken down and the new year has been celebrated. The holiday break is officially over, and University of Northern Iowa students know what comes next – a new semester with new classes. While the end of the holiday season can seem depressing and gloomy, the new semester doesn’t have to be. To help students get back into the groove of college life, we’ve compiled a list of how to make this your best semester ever! Meet new people. Making new friends and meeting new people always adds spark and excitement to your life. No time is a bad time to make new friends. Get to know your classmates, professors and coworkers – invite them to study with you, take them out for coffee or play a round of ping pong with them at the Wellness and Recreation Center. The new relationships you build could turn into lifelong friendships. Get organized from the beginning. Organization can be the key to success. When you know what you have to do and when you have to do it, life is much easier. Right when classes start, fill your planner with important dates of when tests, quizzes, papers and projects are due. When you see these important dates in your calendar, you’ll know when you need to get studying. Also, set up a weekly schedule. Map out when you are going to study, when you are going to work out, when you have group meetings and when you will relax and spend time with friends. When your schedule is already mapped out for you, there’s a better chance you will actually follow it! Set your goals high, but make them attainable. If you don’t have a goal, you’ll get nowhere. “If we don’t specify exactly what we want, we have no reason to complain about what we get or where we find ourselves,” said Bruce Wares, a member of the “My Success Company” and a thriving salesman for more than 30 years. He suggests that people know exactly what they want and how they want to get there. He also suggests writing it down – writing it down shows that it’s a real commitment. But Wares also said that goals must be measurable, achievable, believable and truly desired. Set your goals high, but don’t set them so ridiculously high that you are setting yourself up for failure. Enjoy your studies. Most students dread school in some way, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. Take the time to enjoy your area of study. When a class seems too hard, too stupid or too pointless, take a step back to see how the class can really impact your life and your knowledge of the world. All learning is beneficial – sometimes you just have to take a closer look to see why. Listen to your professors – believe it or not, they do have something important to say. Even if the class isn’t in your major area of study, it can teach you a lot about life and the real world. Getting immersed and interested in your studies will also usually result in a better grade. Find your dream internship or part-time job. In need of a job or internship? Why not find one this semester? The new job or internship will have a positive impact on your wallet – and your future. To land the job or internship of your dreams, talk with friends, family and professors – they can be a great networking resource for where to find your dream job. Utilize UNI’s Career Services Department and CareerCat, an online service that posts jobs and internships. Also, spruce up your credentials. To land your dream internship, Tami Gove, president of Internweb.com, said you should get experience, learn how to write a good resume and cover letter and practice your interviewing skills. Join a new group, organization or activity. Getting involved can be one of the best ways to enhance your college experience. UNI is home to hundreds of organizations that help students build leadership skills, network with professionals and have fun. From Student Government to the UNI Trap and Skeet Club, you’re sure to find an organization that’s right for you. Have fun. College doesn’t last forever. Before you know it, you’ll be spending your days going to work at a “big kid” job. Don’t drown yourself with work and school. Find time to relax and hang out with friends. According to the Mayo Clinic, when your work life and personal life are unbalanced, your stress level is likely to soar. So find time to dedicate to yourself and your friends – free of tests, papers and projects. You won’t remember every quiz you take in college, but you will remember precious moments of laughter and fun with friends. Don’t spend the spring semester waiting for summer; make the most of every opportunity at your fingertips. Follow these guidelines, and you’re sure to have the best semester ever!

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Krugman is making a valid observation about the source of the “eliminationist rhetoric.” The GOP is responsible to a large degree for the absurd nature of our current national political climate. They are the ones who tend to utilize moral outrage as a first response to political disagreements, and who frame their political opponents as enemies. This type of language is disgusting, and it frequently prevents political progress. That being said, it would be premature to single that legitimate problem out as the sole, or even most important, cause of what happened in Arizona. To quote Stewart again, “Did the toxic political environment cause this? I have no f---ing idea. We live in

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their company quite satisfactory. Few people are as scary as they seem. I feel like our politicians need to get back to this practice. We as a country need to get back to compromising. Last month the Democrats allowed the Bush-era tax cuts to continue. However, they also passed bills like the “James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act,” which compensated ailing 9/11 first responders. Another bill passed was called

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a complex ecosystem of influences and motivations, and I wouldn’t blame our political rhetoric any more than I would blame heavy metal music for Columbine.” I think Stewart is making a valuable point that is missed by a large number of the people trying to steer the public reaction to this event. We all see problems that may have contributed to this tragedy, and it’s natural to look for a single cause of the violence so that we can prevent more shootings from happening in the future. But that’s not how things work. There is no single cause for violence when it comes from an individual that is this confused and troubled. Even after years of trying to figure out what sparked the Columbine shooting, there is still not one single cause to point to, and there won’t be one here either. As Stewart

points out, you can’t prevent this type of event forever. “You cannot outsmart crazy. You don’t know what a troubled mind will get caught on. Crazy always seems to find a way – it always has.” I think that when faced with an outburst of violence such as this, we should work towards solving any problems that it may bring to the surface, but we should also recognize that there is no single politician, political party or radio host that is to blame for this. There is no single problem that can be fixed in order to prevent further violence with absolute certainty. All we can do is to go back to our daily lives and try to improve the world one day at a time. That’s what Gabrielle Giffords did in her career, and it’s something that the rest of us should all strive for.

the DREAM Act, under which dreamact.info says “qualifying undocumented youth would be eligible for a six year long conditional path to citizenship that requires completion of a college degree or two years of military service.” These bills passed because the tax extension passed. Each party had an ideal end, each sacrificed something, and each side came to an acceptable agreement. Happy times indeed, but I believe more can be done. We need to stop demonizing opinions we don’t hold. We need to listen to and spend

time with the people who make us uncomfortable. We need to find a way to remember the words of an optimist of the past, John F. Kennedy, who implored in his inaugural address, “Let us begin anew — remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.”

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Colorblindness? Is it time to ask once again, “Are people trying to put a Band-Aid on the issue of race?” For years color was associated with being inferior. Then people were labeled as red, yellow, brown, black and white. Some wanted to “PUSH” for the rainbow, melting pot and salad bowl terms. Now, we have the colorblind perspective. So saying you are colorblind should make you less racist, biased or prejudiced? Furthermore, this sort of language is from socalled educated people? Why, even my teenager knows that color or “the lack of color” is the first thing a person sees when they meet someone. To say one does not or should not see color is beyond ridiculous. In my opinion it is dangerous and downright offensive. Yes, I say telling anyone that you refuse to see him, her or other for what they are from first glance is downright offensive. Why have eyesight and not recognize the array of color? Why have the four seasons and not acknowledge the beauty of each? We cannot separate color from skin any more than we can separate color from grass, flowers or seasons. Imagine your favorite scene and then saying to yourself, “Oh, color doesn’t matter.” If color is not important, tell me why we have tanning salons and bleaching creams. Looking at a study conducted by researchers from Northwestern, Stanford and Tufts Universities, color matters. Students ages 8 to 11 were presented with different versions of a multimedia storybook. Half of the students received a colorblind version and half received a value-diversity version. The study found that students who had read the value-diversity version were more likely to detect racial discrimination than those who read the colorblind version. According to Evan P. Apfelbaum, a professor from Northwestern involved in the study, “These diversity mindsets did not only impact how children perceived racial bias,

but also how they conveyed these acts to others. Teachers were less likely to see the need for intervention because the students’ descriptions in the colorblind condition played down the race-related nature of the transgressions.” “(C)olorblindness may not reduce bias as much as it adjusts the lens through which bias is perceived,” Apfelbaum suggested. This is very dangerous when a life is at stake. Being colorblind on documents may work, but should we expect it to work faceto-face? Well, in West Des Moines, according to an article from KCRG-TV9, two men were told to leave a bar, which led to a class-action lawsuit and a violation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act. The owner, Thomas Baldwin Jr., said he would not discriminate in the future and agreed to pay each man and cover some of their legal fees. These men were Drake University graduates and black. Others who were treated as such could receive compensation as well. Clearly, this owner was not interested in being colorblind or “the character of these men.” In order to combat racism, biases and prejudices, you must get to know the person. Each individual must have the courage to go beyond the color. This is one reason I appreciate the multicultural activities and classes offered each semester, because they provide information and promote dialogue. In my opinion these classes should be mandatory at every level of the university experience. The University of Northern Iowa also has a safe place to start dialogue about race and other concerns of students. The Study Circles are a great way to get to know each other through questions, open communication, and honest answers. I would rather have conversation than the ignorance hiding behind this term colorblind. As we begin a new semester, drop the word colorblind and pick up a few Study Circles. In my opinion, open dialogue is better than creating new terms to address the same problem.


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Jake Koch scored a McLeod Center record 34 points on Sunday night against the Bradley Braves. BU’s Andrew Warren scored 30 points, but the Panthers managed to hold on for a thrilling 83-77 victory.

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be a McLeod Center record. “I beat Adam,” Koch The University of joked about his brother, who Northern Iowa Panther was last season’s Missouri men’s basketball team Valley Conference Player of defeated the Bradley the Year. “I think (his career University Braves 83-77 high) was 30 points, so I’m Sunday night in front of a going to have to call him McLeod Center crowd of after this and make sure he 3,890. The Panthers were knows.” led in scoring by sophomore The Panthers (12-6, 3-3 forward Jake Koch, who MVC) never trailed in the scored a career-high 34 game and built up a 21-point

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advantage at halftime, 42-21. However, the Braves (6-11, 0-6 MVC) would respond by scoring 56 second-half points to draw within two points of the Panthers with just 1:17 remaining. UNI made four free throws in the final 46.3 seconds to secure an 83-77 victory. The Braves’ 56 second-half points fell just under the 56.6 points the Panthers’ defense was allowing per game entering

Sunday night’s contest. “Our guys know and everyone in the room knows, we’re giving up 55 a game and (Andrew) Warren played very well in the second half, (Will) Egolf played very well and then when the other guys needed to fill in and make a shot, they made a shot. Give (Bradley) credit,” said UNI head coach

By RYAN FRIEDERICH

This year’s award for the Biggest Surprise Win goes to the Iowa Hawkeyes for their 27-24 victory over the Missouri Wildcats in the Insight Bowl. I know, I know, most people would expect to see TCU in this category, but real college football fans weren’t surprised to see Wisconsin go down to the multitalented Horned Frogs. Iowa was all but depleted coming to this matchup, with depth issues at wide receiver and running back. Biggest Letdown: This year’s award for the Biggest Letdown goes to James E. Delany. Before any of you go through every bowl stat sheet to see which team’s kicker Delany is, I will

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Welcome back students, I hope Santa got to all of your homes and no one rang in the New Year at their local police station. Winter break was very successful for me as I was able to watch a lot of the college football bowl season. I have decided that this year will be the first annual “Ryan’s Rants Bowl Season Awards,” and let’s be honest: it will probably be the last. The categories that will be included this year will be as followed: Biggest Surprise Win, Biggest Letdown, Best Individual Performance, Best Team Performance, Top Play and Bonehead of the Year. Biggest Surprise Win:

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The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team used a 22-3 run in the first half to build a double-digit lead that it never relinquished in a 59-49 win over Wichita State University Saturday afternoon in the McLeod Center. Jacqui Kalin led UNI (10-5, 3-1 MVC) with 12 points, and Katelin Oney, Rachel Madrigal and Amber Kirschbaum each scored nine. Erin Brocka finished with nine rebounds and five steals. Haleigh Lankster led Wichita State (7-8, 1-3 MVC) with 10 points and four rebounds. WSU led 7-2 early on, but the Panthers scored the game’s next eight points to go in front, 10-7. After a three from Morgan Boyd tied the game at 10, the Panthers held the Shockers scoreless over the next seven minutes to go on a 14-0 run and build a 24-10 lead. A Shocker basket cut their deficit to a dozen, but UNI tallied the game’s next eight points to stretch its lead to 32-12 with 2:42 left in the first half. Wichita State scored eight straight points to cut the UNI advantage to 12, but Mercedees Morgan scored off an assist from Lizzie Boeck to send UNI into the break leading 34-20. The Shockers cut the UNI lead to 12 twice early in the second half, including 39-27 with 18:14 to play. The Panthers went on a 10-1 run to stretch their lead to 21 points, 49-28. The Panthers went on to lead by as many as 24 points, and UNI led 59-39 with 4:17 remaining. The Shockers scored the final 10 points of the contest to bring the final score to 59-49. The Panthers return to action on Thursday when they play at Creighton University. UNI then travels to Des Moines to take on Drake University Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.


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UNI senior Kwadzo Ahelegbe joined UNI’s 1,000 career point club after his 25-point performance against Missouri State on Nov. 29.

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The 2010-11 University of Northern Iowa Panther men’s basketball season could be compared to that of a theme park roller coaster as the team has managed to witness their fair share of highs and lows through the first 18 games of the season. The Panthers (12-6, 3-3 MVC) started the season 1-2 after dropping road games to then No. 13-ranked Syracuse University and the University of WisconsinMilwaukee, sandwiched around a home-opening victory over Coe College. However, UNI bounced back to win three games in a row and eight out of their next nine games. The Panthers defeated the University of North Dakota 65-52, knocked off in-state rival Iowa State University 60-54 and extended their home court winning streak to a school-record 18 consecutive games. They were the only Missouri Valley Conference team to post a victory in the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge as they defeated Texas Christian University 64-60 in Ft. Worth, Tex. The Panthers shot a then season-low 27.3 percent from the field in a 51-39 loss to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. UNI defeated Morehead State University 69-53 before winning all four games of the Las Vegas Classic, in which they defeated South Carolina State University, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Indiana University and the University of New Mexico. UNI was on a roll and entered MVC play with an overall record of 9-3 and a Ratings Percentage Index of 44. However, the Panthers have struggled throughout the first six games of MVC play, compiling a conference record of 3-3. The Panthers first fell

at home to Missouri State University after a gamewinning three-pointer from MSU’s Kyle Weems with 2.5 seconds remaining, making the final score 58-57. The loss ended UNI’s home court winning streak at 21. Senior point guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored a gamehigh 25 points and joined UNI’s 1,000 career point club. UNI experienced more bad luck when they traveled to Carbondale, Ill., to face Southern Illinois University. SIU’s Carlton Fay hit a game-winning two-point shot with just 2.2 seconds remaining to make the final score 57-55. The loss dropped the Panthers to 0-2 in MVC play for the first time in a decade. The Panthers responded by knocking off Evansville University in the McLeod Center 65-53. The victory moved UNI to 1-2 in MVC play and out of a tie for last place. However, the Panthers continued their struggles on the road with an ugly 70-45 loss at the hands of Indiana State University. UNI returned home to the friendly confines of the McLeod Center on Sunday night and were able to withstand a 30-point performance by Bradley University’s Andrew Warren, notching an 83-77 victory. Sophomore forward Jake Koch scored a McLeod Center record 34 points in the win, which moved the Panthers to 2-3 in MVC play and into a sixth-place tie. UNI head coach Ben Jacobson also collected his 100th career victory in the win over the Braves. The Panthers traveled to Normal, Ill., Wednesday night and defeated Illinois State University 46-44 to improve to 3-3 in MVC play. Although UNI has started slow in MVC play, they still possess enough talent and See BLURB, page 14

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The Waterloo Black Hawks have been struggling recently, having lost nine straight games. The Black Hawks’ last victory was on Dec. 4 when they posted a 4-2 victory over Team USA.

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The Waterloo Black Hawks are certainly in a slump. It has been a full nine games and more than a month since Waterloo has won. However, that’s not to say that the teams that they’ve played have been easy opponents. Muskegon (30 points, fourth Eastern Conference), Des Moines (30 points, tied fifth Western Conference), Cedar Rapids (42 points, second East), Sioux City (32 points, fourth West), Indiana (34 points, third East), Fargo (36 points, second West), and Sioux Falls (30 points, tied fifth West) are all peaking, which spells bad news for Waterloo (21 points, seventh East). Waterloo’s troubles began in a shootout at home on Dec. 10. Matt Berry, Alexx Privitera and Travis Walsh all scored for the visiting

Muskegon Lumberjacks. Luke Hannon scored the only goal for the home team in the shootout. Severe weather caused the Black Hawks to postpone their Dec. 11 home game versus the Des Moines Buccaneers. Waterloo traveled to Des Moines on Dec. 17, where Justin Selman scored the game-winning goal for the Buccaneers in the third period, assisted by Doug Clifford. The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders defeated the Waterloo Black Hawks 5-0 in Cedar Rapids on Dec. 18. The Black Hawks were then off until Dec. 29, when they returned to Cedar Rapids. Once again, the home team was victorious, defeating the Black Hawks 5-2. Nolan Zajac scored the gamewinning goal in the second period, assisted by Josiah Didier and Cason Hohmann. Waterloo returned home

on New Year’s Eve to face the Des Moines Buccaneers. Black Hawks fans felt that this would be a turning point. However, it was not meant to be, as former Black Hawk Anthony Greco scored the game-winning goal, assisted by Andrew Miller, in the third period. Waterloo traveled west to Sioux City to take on the Musketeers on Jan. 1. However, the home team defeated the Black Hawks 5-0. Brett Patterson scored on a power play from Alex Velischek and Richard Zehnal just over halfway into the first period. This goal was all that was needed, despite the Black Hawks having seven power plays in the game. Waterloo returned to Young Arena on Jan. 2 for a rare Sunday game. The Indiana Ice, however, took no exception and defeated See BLACK HAWKS, page 14

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experience to make a run at a top-three finish in the MVC during the regular season, and at the very least, if they are able to avoid playing on Thursday, March 3 in St. Louis, I still like their chances to win the MVC Tournament and make their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

the Black Hawks 6-2. Black Hawks affiliate goalie Eamon McAdam was called upon to start the game in the net. However, after allowing six goals through 40 minutes, C.J. Motte was brought into the game. The Indiana line of Brian Ferlin, Daniil Tarasov, and Blake Coleman registered a hat trick on three Indiana power plays. Waterloo travelled to Fargo on Jan. 7 to take on the Force for the second and final time this season. When the teams met in Waterloo back in November, some feelings were rubbed the wrong way, and a line brawl ensued in the third period. Both teams seem to remember this, as Oleg Yevenko and Andrew Panzarella dropped the gloves just 38 seconds into the game. Fargo also remembered the score for the last game (8-3 in favor of the Force), and disposed of the Black Hawks 7-2. Austin Farley scored the game-winning goal from Garrett Haar and Tyler Maugeri just before halfway through the first period. Waterloo was less than 10 minutes from ending their losing streak on Jan. 8 in Sioux Falls against the Stampede. However, Ryan Jacobsen scored from Jordan Oesterle to push the Stampede ahead, 4-3. Waterloo had rallied late in the second with goals from Luke Hannon (assisted by James Hansen) and Anthony Day (assisted by Andrew Panzarella and Gunnar Hughes) in the last two minutes of the period. Sam Coatta shot the puck into an empty net from Dominic Zombo and Brent Darnell with 30 seconds left in the third period to bury the Hawks 5-3. During the time off publication for the Northern Iowan, Waterloo made several trades. Trevor Owens and T.J. Powers were both traded to different leagues, while Anthony Day came from Sioux Falls in a trade for Andrew Prochno. Waterloo traveled to Indiana on Jan. 12 and will return to Young Arena to take on Des Moines and the Chicago Steele today and Saturday, respectively. A full list of Black Hawks stats, a complete schedule and results can be found at the team’s website www. waterlooblackhawks.com.

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Ben Jacobson. Koch scored a game-high 34 points while Bradley’s Andrew Warren scored 30, with 28 of his points coming in the second half. Junior guard Johnny Moran chipped in with 16 points for the Panthers. Senior guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe was the only other Panther to reach double figures, scoring 11. The victory was the 100th of Jacobson’s career as a head coach. He has reached

the 100-win plateau faster than any coach in school history. Jacobson’s career record is 100-49. “I have been fortunate to coach good players,” said Jacobson. “This is a much different place from a basketball program standpoint than it was seven or eight years ago, let alone 20 or 30 years ago. This is a much different place with the facilities and the support from the administration. This is a great job and this is a great place to coach.” The Panthers traveled

to Normal, Ill., to take on the Illinois State University Redbirds Wednesday night. The Panthers came away with their first conference road win of the year in a 46-44 victory. UNI’s next game will be Saturday at 7 p.m. when they host the Southern Illinois University Salukis. SIU (9-8, 3-3 MVC) defeated the Panthers just two weeks ago in Carbondale, Ill., by a score of 55-53. Carlton Fay’s two-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining was the difference in the game.

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inform you that he is the commissioner of the Big Ten Conference. The Big Ten only won three of eight games this bowl season and that was a major letdown. Best Individual Performance: This year’s award for the Best Individual Performance goes to Owen Marecic, linebacker for the Stanford Cardinal. Although the stat sheet wasn’t exactly lit up by Marecic, if you watched the game you realized he was literally everywhere on the field. Not only was Marecic the starting linebacker in this game, he was also the starting fullback. Best Team Performance: This year’s award for the Best Team Performance goes to Mississippi State with their 52-14 win over the Michigan Wolverines in the Progressive Gator Bowl. The Bulldogs totally dominated all aspects of this game, totaling 281 passing yards, 204 rushing yards, two forced turnovers and held the ball for ten minutes longer than Michigan. The Top Play: This year’s Top Play award goes to Michael Dyer, freshman running back from Auburn. Dyer had an incredible run during the final drive of the BCS National Championship where he rolled over an Oregon defender to reel off a 33-yard run which set up the game-winning field goal as time expired. The Bonehead Play of the Year: This year’s Bonehead Award goes to Adrian Hilburn, wide receiver for the Kansas State Wildcats. Hilburn scored a touchdown in the Pinstripe Bowl with 1:24 left in the game and felt the need to salute the crowd. This “bonehead” play received a flag and the Wildcats couldn’t convert the 18-yard two-point conversion for the tie. This was truly a great bowl season, and I hope everyone won his or her bowl pick-‘em brackets. School is unfortunately back in session. Let’s all relive these wonderful bowl moments instead of doing work for the first few weeks of class. Go Panthers!

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