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‘How I Learned To Drive’ examines complex family issues

One might think it would be impossible to approach a subject like pedophilia with anything other than disgust, but an upcoming UNISTA production compels audiences to appraise the issue further than that. < See PAGE 7

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Fix up some Easter treats post-break

Pinterest columnist Amanda Merritt shows readers how to make simple but sweet jelly bean snacks that can be made in a dorm room. < See PAGE 7

NICK GARY

Sports Writer

While many students spent their spring break traveling to exotic locations or sandy beaches, two University of Northern Iowa wrestlers were busy becoming AllAmericans. The Panthers took 15th place as a team at the NCAA Championships while David Bonin and Ryan Loder took fourth and seventh place, respectively. It was the best finish for UNI since 2005 and the first time in the Doug Schwab era that the Panthers have had an All-American on the podium. Bonin exceeded expectations coming into his third NCAA tournament as an unseeded wrestler in the 157-pound weight class. His first match was against Bobby Barnihisel of Navy and he beat him in a nail biter, 1-0. He went on to the second round where he took on Mid-American Conference foe Kyle Bradley of Missouri and defeated him in a 4-0 shutout. In the quarterfinal match against 12th seed Jedd Moore of Virginia, Bonin continued his dominant run through the championships when he defeated Moore in a shutout, 3-0. He went on to wrestle Friday night in the semifinals against No. 1 Jason Welch of Northwestern and was overpowered by Welch and lost 7-1. After the loss, Bonin entered in the wrestleback bracket and had two more matches. His first opponent was No. 10 RJ < See WRESTLING, page 12

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The dragon is not a metaphor

Columnist Ruane urges readers to indulge in a little nonsense instead of looking for subtext in literature or movies. < See PAGE 5 MEN’S BASKETBALL

UNI advances in CIT

The Panthers bested the Bradley Braves and will play in the semifinals at home. < See PAGE 10

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David Bonin of UNI, beat Kyle Bradley of Missouri 4-0 at the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

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After competing in the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Des Moines, Ryan Loder was titled “All-American.”

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Students voice concerns over changes in meal plans

STUDENT VOICES

How do you plan to get through the semester? KIRSTEN TJOSSEM

Staff Writer

BROOKS WOOLSON

News Writer

New meal plan options are rolling in for the 20132014 academic year at the University of Northern Iowa. Instead of the typical 13 meal plan options from previous years, students may now choose between six plans that fit their needs, said Carol Petersen from the UNI Department of Residence. “We really, really want to try to have students spend < See MEALS, page 2

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more time studying together, socializing, really building that community in our community,” Petersen said about the change. Changes include the incorporation of “MyMeals” and “Flex Meals.” MyMeals are the regular meals in the meal plans, where a student swipes their card once and it counts as a meal. Flex Meals are takeout meals that students’ guests may also use, Petersen said. Incorporated as well are the “Gold Plan” and “Purple Plan” meal options, where students may essentially eat as many meals as they would like in the dining centers. Petersen hopes the unlimited meal plan options provide students the opportunity to eat multiple small meals during the day, or provide more socialization time with peers. The new meal plan options do not include the previously provided 150 meal plan and 125 meals plan options a semester. Some students at UNI are confused by the meal plan changes, however. “I haven’t really looked over it yet and I’m really confused,” said Emily Winter, junior communication major. Winter mentioned the difference between Flex Meals and Dining Dollars as a point of confusion.

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“They should try to simplify it somehow. It seems like they’re really trying to fit too much into every one,” Winter said. Petersen said the reason for the change in the meal plans was student feedback. With the new incorporation of longer dining hours at the Piazza and the To-Go meals, more surveyed students feel like they are receiving their money’s worth at the dining centers. Autumn Schulz, junior English major, decided to skip buying a meal plan when she

signed her 2-Year Advantage contract. “There are a lot fewer options and I feel that it is really an inconvenience for people,” Schulz said. Regarding concern about the elimination of meal plan options for students on the 2-Year Advantage plan, Petersen said, “I think whenever you make this big of a move or a change, obviously what we were trying to do is simplify the meal plans. … We looked at the data for that to see which were the popular ones, which were not the pop-

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ular ones, that type of thing.” For students on the 2-year Advantage Plan who are currently enrolled in the 125 meal plan, Petersen addressed concerns about not finding their meal plan equivalent with the meal plan changes. “It wouldn’t be likely that someone that’s a senior would be on (the first year of) a 2-Year Advantage Plan. I mean, we would expect them to be expecting to graduate,” Petersen said. Petersen also said the DOR let students enrolled in the 2-Year Advantage Plan and

the 125 meal plan continue to stay on the plan. She said only six students are in that situation. When asked if the DOR would allow students to break their Two-Year Advantage plan contract if they feel the new meal plans no longer represent what they want, Petersen said, “I think we would find out what it is that they wanted and try to figure it out and make it right for them.” In regard to the dollar amount of each meal in the new meal plans, Peterson said, “It varies by meal plan. So the more meals you get, the less you pay per meal.” Petersen encourages students with questions to contact the DOR if there is any confusion regarding the new meal plan. “We really try to, as students have questions, to alleviate any issues or satisfy whatever it is that they were asking about, because we want this to go smoothly,” Petersen said. “We want students to be happy with it. “... We really, truly are trying to make things better for students. And sometimes you have to go through change in order to get there. But any student that is unhappy with their choices should give us a call to try to work through and figure it out,” she continued.

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As lawyers debated gay marriage inside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, activists outside delivered speeches, cranked up boom boxes and hoisted hand-made signs. "Kids do best with a mom and dad," one said; "Jesus had two dads, he turned out ok," another declared. Advocates for same-sex marriage turned out in larger numbers than supporters of the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal benefits to legally married gay couples and was before the court. But the crowd of hundreds was smaller than the raucous gathering for Tuesday's arguments on California's ban on samesex marriage. J. Mary Sorrell, a justice of the peace in Northampton, Mass., said she has married more than 500 gay couples and many struggle with federal tax law, the denial of spousal Social Security benefits and the "little insults," such as not being able to check the box for "married" on federal forms. "To eliminate that would be huge," she said. The law's constitutionality was the issue, but many of the law's defenders drew their arguments from biblical verses, including a man in sackcloth carrying a Bible, a ram's horn and a placard that cited Mark 10:6-7: "God made them male and female, and said ... a man shall be joined to his wife." James Manship came dressed as George Washington, in a navy and tan Continental Army uniform with seven stars on his epaulets. "If we destroy the institution for the production of children," he said, "we ruin the system for the republic to be perpetuated into the future." Monika Vinje, an international relations student at George Washington University, stayed up late with friends to make signs. Hers read: "Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, cuz the gays are getting married." "I'm excited to see the progress," she said, gesturing to the hundreds of gay-marriage supporters waving rainbow flags and American flags. Proponents erupted in cheers when Edith Windsor,

the lesbian widow whose lawsuit was taken up by the court, walked down the steps after the session. "I think it went beautifully," she said, describing the justices as "gentle" and saying they "asked all the right questions." Windsor, 83, argued that the federal government discriminated against her when she was required to pay a higher estate tax bill than a married couple after the death of her wife in 2009. "The federal government was treating us like strangers," said Windsor, who wore a diamond brooch she said symbolized her relationship. Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who argued the case, said, "I think everyone now agrees that Edie Windsor gets her money back from the federal government." Defenders of the Defense of Marriage Act expressed disappointment. "I have to be realistic," said the Rev. Robert L. Schenck, chairman of the Evangelical Church Alliance, which filed a brief in the case and represents clergy members. "A strong case was made against DOMA." Schenck said he is concerned that clergy, including military chaplains, could be required to recognize samesex unions if the law is struck down, which he said would violate their religious freedom. "Separate but equal never worked," said Blair DottinHaley, a gay African-American man who was married in Washington, D.C. DottinHaley and his partner live in Virginia, which bans same-sex marriage. He compared his situation to that of his grandparents, who fought for equal rights in the 1960s. "This is this generation's Brown v. Board of Education that is being heard today," he said, referring to the landmark 1954 school desegregation case. Nearby, a lesbian couple wed 20 years offered a lighthearted view. "It's the typical gay marriage agenda," said Lisa Frickey. "We share a refrigerator, take the trash out, file our taxes on time, kiss each other each night and share refrigerator magnets."


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Going green is nothing new AUSTIN SMITH smithacp@uni.edu

Going “green” is a popular thing to hear, read and say these days. Institutions, individuals and all sorts of consumer products throw the word around with gusto. The term has been commercialized and profited from, but not everybody understands what it means both in definition and in what it shows about modern American culture. Depending on whom you ask, many environmentalists credit author Henry David Thoreau for the roots of the modern environmentalist perspective. His writings praise the wholesomeness and serenity of nature and paint the outdoors in a manner that appeals to many people whether they are in search of relaxation, sojourn or purpose. Another early and more recognizable environmentalist was Teddy Roosevelt, who spearheaded the conservation of U.S. parks and recreation areas in an attempt to raise public awareness and ensure the unadulterated future for many of America’s most beautiful locations such as the Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. In 1916, the Environmental Protection Agency was created in order to protect sites like these from the rapid expansion and growing impact of industrialism. From there, environmentalism became little more than a thought or an ideal. Food production shifted from being produced locally to being conveniently available at supermarkets where the labor of home production was negated, so people started relying on easier yet more expensive means to acquire food and other necessities. The environmentalist mindset tends to carry with it a particular stigma. Terms such as “treehugger” and “hippie” are usually thrown about to reference people who show an interest in nature, even if they are of a conservative personality. While the hippie movements were popular examples of people reverting to an interest in nature and people really did chain themselves to trees as demonstrations of their ideals, this is not what it means to be green. Being environmentally friendly simply means that a person, business or organization is consciously taking steps to reduce the amount of practices unhealthy to the planet that human beings in this age tend to perform in excess. It doesn’t mean a person smokes pot, frolics about the woods in the nude or loves all things hemp. It has become associated with political issues when it is entirely independent of politics; anybody can enthuse and relate to the joys of the outdoors regardless of religious or political inclinations. One of the main things people think < See GREEN, page 6

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The dragon is not a metaphor BLAKE RUANE ruaneb@ uni.edu

As a college student, I’m required to do quite a bit of reading. I’ve had to read chapters in textbooks, articles from online publications, full-length fiction and nonfiction books and so on and so forth. With all of those assigned readings, in addition to the typical workload of your average college student, I haven’t had much time to read for pleasure, or at least as much as I used to. Fortunately, I have a nephew and, despite the fact that he is too young to be able to read, he loves to sit down and read a good book (if you can call flipping through the pages and pointing at each of the illustrations “reading”). Over spring break, I was able to spend some quality time with him, and together we were able to read Laura Numeroff ’s “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.” Now, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the classic children’s book, “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” is about a child who gives a cookie to a mouse, only for the mouse to then request a glass of milk and then a mirror and then a pair of scissors and so on, until he ends up asking for another cookie. Clearly, the book is about cause and effect and how people can develop patterns of behavior, allowing us to predict what might happen next. Or is it? Once I had finished the book, I could not help but look beyond the basic plot of a young boy and a mouse, searching for a deeper meaning or theme.

My nephew, on the other hand, finished the book and immediately flipped it back open to a random page, so that he could continue to admire one of the book’s wonderful illustrations. He won’t fully comprehend the message of “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” for quite some time, but that did nothing to hinder his enjoyment of the literature. As I observed him tearing through the book with reckless abandon, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of envy at his ability to take pleasure in something as simple as an illustration without having to analyze or interpret or dissect it. Don’t get me wrong: I love subtext as much as the next avid reader, and I’ll admit that I find that the most challenging works are often the most rewarding. I’ll even concede that literature can be both challenging and entertainment, without having to sacrifice one for the sake of the other. But sometimes I think I take for granted the luxury of being able to turn my brain off and simply enjoy something as good old fun. And by no means is this limited strictly to literature. For example, I saw “Jack the Giant Slayer” in theaters several weeks ago and, while it has become somewhat of a punching bag for critics and I doubt you will be hearing its name repeated often at the next Academy Awards, I was able to sit back and enjoy it for the light-hearted entertainment that it was intended to be. It didn’t challenge me by any means, but it did stir memories of a childlike wonderment I once possessed, harkening back to a time when I was more concerned with whether or not the hero of the story was going to save the damsel in distress, rather than attempt-

ing to decide if the fire-breathing dragon was an example of symbolism. This is something that, as a college student about to graduate and enter the real world, I’ve come to value more than ever, and I think there are times when we all can find ourselves victims of thinking that everything has to have a distinct purpose or meaning. We search for subtext and hidden meanings in literature, film and different forms of art because we are taught to examine these mediums deeper than surface level. We take certain jobs and join certain student organizations because we believe that they might provide benefits and opportunities for advancement down the road, whether in college or in your postgraduate career. We assign meaning and reasoning to our actions because we are taught that life is short and precious and that there is not a moment to be wasted, that every step we take should be toward a specific and achievable goal. What I’m suggesting is that it doesn’t hurt to take a detour once in a while. Take a break from the challenges of the real world and escape even for a short while, because I assure you, those challenges will still be there when you get back. I believe the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss said it best: “I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables to you laugh at life’s realities.” Blake Ruane is a senior in English from Cedar Falls.


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of when they think of being environmentally friendly is recycling. Recycling is good and I’m not saying people shouldn’t do it, but think about the recycling process. Materials are collected and transported to a plant that uses fuels to reshape and reform them, still putting forth a lot of unnecessary effort if we look at what we recycle. A lot of it could simply be reused directly by us with a little creativity and that could save everybody, both us and the recycling industry, some money. Because after all, that’s what we’re all about in America, isn’t it? I don’t know about everybody, but I’d wager that most folks reading this grew up covering their middle and high school textbooks in brown paper sacks. This is a perfect example of reusing

things instead of throwing them away. Where would we get the paper bags? Most folks got them at the local grocer, but now the standard is plastic sacks that people just throw away or stockpile for later use when we hardly ever actually get around to using them. Soda companies, instead of recycling their cans and bottles, used to simply clean them (very thoroughly) and reuse the same bottles. Cardboard and paper can be used to great purposes if you’re a gardener instead of throwing it in a garbage or recycling bin. Ours is a wasteful culture. It’s pretty hard for anybody to deny this fact. I’m hearing lately that a lot of folks from our grandparents’ generation don’t really understand the “green” initiatives that are slowly but surely gaining ground in society.

It might seem hard to believe, but think about it for a minute. They didn’t need to be green. Most of the folks in that time grew up living fairly sustainably and many grew up where it was normal to find an alternative use for an item that was broken.

... try and think about what you’re throwing away before you put it out. Could it be used to another end and still be useful?

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gardens that provided food and other products right at home instead of going to buy it just to save on some sweat equity. To us, it’s a change in lifestyle and mindset. For a lot of older persons, it is what they’ve always known. They didn’t need to start living “green” because culturally people were more inclined to live environmentally friendly principles. Technology and everyday life didn’t give them the means to live as excessively and carelessly as we do now. What does that say about us? We have progressed from a position of self-reliance into this modern day where if it doesn’t work, we just throw it away. If you ever go looking at what people put on the curb and throw out, it’s astonishing how many perfectly good items are tossed out simply because it doesn’t look pretty enough or we

got something better. We lost our creative ability to repurpose things and find new uses because now there are products we can buy to serve any benign need we could possibly fathom. I’d like to encourage you to try and think about what you’re throwing away before you put it out. Could it be used to another end and still be useful? If so, give it a shot. You’ll save a lot of money and feel more confident in your ability to think and reuse. In all honesty, Pinterest is great for ideas on how to reuse things. You might not want to be considered a hippie, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be green and want to take care of the environment you live in. Austin Smith is a first-year

student in TESOL/Spanish teaching from Iowa City.

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Don’t raise the minimum wage: an economic perspective ALEX MCDANIEL

Guest Columnist

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently proposed raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. On March 5, he tweeted, “Raising the minimum wage is an issue of economic justice. It will stimulate our economy and generate new jobs.” Harkin could not be more wrong. I intend to prove that the opposite is true using explanations right out of a principles of macroeconomics textbook, a book Senator Harkin ought to read. His proposal is unmistakably intended to help lowwage, low-skill employees — a noble and lofty goal. ­­ The real question is, are the increases in minimum wage worth the current amount of work completed? I don’t think they are. I have never been paid more than $10 an hour, and rightly so. I don’t feel the work that I have done warrants this level of pay. This idea seems worthy at face value, but good policy is grounded in sound logic and careful thought, not sympathy. A minimum wage is what economists call a price floor. A price floor is used in a market to ensure that prices don’t fall below a certain level. Binding price floors are always set above the equilibrium price (where supply meets demand); any price floors set below equilibrium are redundant. There are no economic benefits to price floors. By existing above market price, they keep supply higher

than demand, which creates a surplus in the jobs market. In the jobs market, a surplus is synonymous with unemployment. The quantity demanded of labor shrinks because businesses cannot afford to employ the current work they have. The logic of this is that when the price of anything we use increases, we tend to use less of that thing. The quantity supplied of labor increases because higher wages entice more people to enter the job market. Increasing the minimum wage (raising the price floor) will have disastrous effects on the U.S. economy. The number of unemployed will increase, while the number of employed people will decrease. We would actually employ fewer people than before the minimum wage increase. Those who become unemployed by the increase in the minimum wage may turn to unemployment benefits. Unemployment in this country is just under 8 percent. Let’s eliminate the problem by avoiding its causes. In a country where overspending and unemployment are already major problems, it is nonsensical to encourage even greater entitlement spending and implement programs that increase unemployment. If we can’t raise the minimum wage, what can we do? An alternative is to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit. The EITC was created in 1975 with < See WAGE, page 12


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Upcoming UNISTA performance brings spin to pedophilia in families ANDREW RUBENBAUER

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In the rural countryside of 1960s Maryland, there lived a girl and her family. Unlike the quintessential American family of the ’60s, with 2.2 children, a white picket fence and the cash to their American Dream in their back pocket, this family consisted of grandparents, an aunt, an uncle, a mother and a daughter. Each had many psychological and emotional problems lurking under the surface, and they were all named for their genitalia. With an array of sexual innuendos told through the metaphor of learning to drive (along with a lot of sexual remarks stated directly), “How I Learned to Drive” by Paula Vogel is a play in which pedophilia, incest, misogyny, promiscuity and alcoholism are represented while telling a story of hope and triumph. The University of

Northern Iowa Student Theatre Association, under the direction of junior communication and theater major Nate Jorgensen, is showcasing this performance in the Strayer-Wood Theater this Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30. In “How I Learned to Drive,” Li’l Bit, played by Jessica Moore, junior theatre performance major, has a complicated relationship with her Uncle Peck, played by Ian Goldsmith, senior theater and psychology double major. “Sometimes, to tell a secret, you have to first teach a lesson,” said an adult Li’l Bit at the beginning of the performance. In order to teach the audience about pedophilia, incest, misogyny, promiscuity and alcoholism, Li’l Bit had to reveal her biggest and darkest secret: She had been sexually abused by her uncle since she was 11 years old. Li’l Bit grew up in a toxic environment that included

seven years of sexual abuse and years of being surrounded by other negative influences as well. “How is Shakespeare going to help her lie on her back in the dark?” yelled Big Papa, played by Mic Evans, freshman theater performance major, when Li’l Bit announced she would be leaving for college. “Are you going to let me show you how good I am?” asked Uncle Peck on their weekly car ride as he stared at Li’l Bit’s body in admiration. “This is a story of survival,” said Jorgensen. “It’s so honest and real, and that is what makes it so heartbreaking.” “How I Learned to Drive” tells the story of Li’l Bit as she aged from childhood to her teenage years and beyond into adulthood. The young girl expressed feelings of confusion, frustration and false hope. The self-conscious < See UNISTA, page 8

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Li’l Bit, played by Jessica Moore, junior theatre major, talks with her grandmother, played by Katherine Smith, freshman theatre major, and mother, played by Madeline Achen, sophomore theatre major.

teenager, who refused to let her breasts jiggle, also talked about love and a desire to escape her home. “Even with my family, I was 16 before I realized that pedophilia didn’t mean people who love to bicycle,” explained Li’l Bit. As the show continued, the audience saw flashbacks of Li’l Bit’s relationship with her uncle, family and peers at school. As each scene was performed, the facts and details started to fit together like a puzzle. Characters’ behaviors, decisions and back stories were explained through these scenes. “I think this script does an amazing job of showing how the children in these situations deal with both negative and positive feelings towards the people who hurt them,” said Moore. “I don’t think it asks you to condone what

you see, but just to contemplate the contradiction.” Li’l Bit’s relationship with Uncle Peck was both confusing and comforting to her; he was her confidant and worst nightmare at the same time. “The show is trying to show people that sometimes the difference between right and wrong isn’t always as clear as we might think,” said Jorgensen. “Sometimes the thing we want most may not line up with what is the right thing to do.” Even though the show centers around the sexual abuse of children, the audience gets a glimpse of joy, achievement, love, forgiveness and hope. Within the negativity of Li’l Bit’s life was her optimism and longing for a different future. “If anything, the audience should take away a sense of hope,” said Jorgensen. “She gives me hope.”

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become feminists. Johnson commented about when she first realized she was a feminist. “I didn’t always call myself a feminist,” said Johnson. “I think it was about high school that I started, and I found a word for it.” Many people expressed that they became feminists after attending their first women’s and gender studies class. It gave them new vocabulary to better describe what was going on in the world and their lives. Niraula said she originally started studying women’s and gender studies in her home country of Nepal. “I realized that it was good for me and I came here to get my master’s degree,” she said. Others also expressed their fondness for women’s and gender studies. “I just think that the degree opens up positions and opportunities to help people,” Johnson said. Catherine MacGillivray, the director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, also informed everyone who attended the meeting that she will be teaching an introductory class this summer for women’s and gender studies. She encouraged anyone who is interested in learning more about the class or the program to contact her at catherine.macgillivray@uni. edu. “I’ve always wanted to help people and become aware of the world that I live in, and gender is such a big part of that,” said Johnson.


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Panelists tackle the idea of the ‘modern family’ KIRSTEN TJOSSEM Staff Writer

With Women’s History Month coming to a close, students in Ruth Chananie-Hill’s feminist theories in the social sciences class have planned and implemented a variety a campus programs throughout the month, including films and a reenactment of the 1913 women’s suffrage march. On Wednesday, March 27, four of Chananie-Hill’s students held a modern parenthood panel, which related to this year’s theme, “Feminism and the Modern Family.” “We brainstormed people around campus who had interesting stories that could really bring a different perspective both to the panel and the audience,” said Chase Aunspach, one of the organizers of the event. Aunspach, senior communication studies and sociology major, and the other organizers were pleased with the diverse backgrounds of the panelists, as well as the amount of chemistry they had in the discussion. “It seemed like every panelist had a lot of different experiences and backgrounds, and yet some similarities too,” said organizer Ayli Kennon, senior marketing major. Jennifer Waldron, professor in health, physical education and leisure services, shared her experience of raising a son in a same-sex family and dealing with the concern from others about the lack of a father in the child’s life. Educational psychology

and foundations professor Michelle Tichy raised her daughter in a gender-neutral household and was surprised to hear that she suddenly wanted to wear pink once she reached preschool. “Now she climbs trees and is happy to wear dresses when she wants to,” she said. This aspect of choice was reoccurring throughout the discussion. Mike Klassen, marketing professor, talked about the importance of this, explaining that at times it may be difficult and go against whatever the parents have worked so hard to instill. “I wanted my children to have a strong sense of themselves,” he said. Another major theme of the discussion was the impact of society, media and culture in this generation, with several of the panelists hesitant about the presence of television in their households. Students in the audience seemed to relate. “I agreed with how society has a strong influence,” said Morgan Beitz, junior psychology major. “It was interesting how they chose to raise their kids with that influence everywhere.” Aunspach, Kennon and the other two organizers, Christa Cortesio and Brock Muhlbauer, were thrilled with the outcome of the event. “They really taught us how important it is to really instill a lens in your children that says, ‘Hey, I’m important. I have self-worth. I am who I am, and that’s okay’,” said Aunspach.

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Panthers advance to semifinals of CIT JAKE BEMIS

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The CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament may not be the most wellknown tournament of March, but don’t tell that to the University of Northern Iowa. The UNI men’s basketball team has won three games in a row, all at home, to advance to the semifinals of the CIT. After a loss to Missouri State University in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, it was expected that UNI would be playing in the National Invitational Tournament. However, the Panthers missed the cut for the NIT, which put them in the CIT field of 32 teams. UNI went on to defeat their first two opponents, the University of North Dakota and the University of IllinoisChicago, by a combined 23 points before hosting conference rival Bradley University Tuesday night. After both teams shook off < See BASKETBALL, page 11

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Sophomore forward Seth Tuttle (10) scored 19 points Tuesday against Bradley. The Panthers will host Weber State in the semifinals of the CIT.

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With a win against Indiana State University in the quarterfinals and a semifinals loss to Wichita State University in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, the University of Northern Iowa was able to secure a spot in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. The Panthers (17-17, 10-8 MVC) began the WNIT with a 61-59 win over the University of Marquette that set up a matchup with the Ball State University Cardinals, to whom they lost 53-48. The Panthers’ defense was strong throughout the game as they held the Cardinals to 32 percent shooting, but the Panthers attempted a season-high 35 3-pointers while hitting just nine. The lack of 3-point shooting ultimately made the difference in the Panthers’ loss. UNI hit three 3-pointers, all from different players, to jump out to an early 11-2 lead. The Cardinals’ scoring drought ended with a 3-pointer from sophomore Brittany Carter as they put together an 11-0 run to give themselves a two-point lead. Redshirt senior guard Jacqui Kalin knocked out another 3-pointer to help the Panthers regain the lead with just over six minutes remaining in the half. An and-one layup from sophomore Brittni Donaldson with no time remaining on the clock gave the Panthers a 26-22 lead heading into the locker room for halftime. Donaldson finished the game with nine points off the bench.

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Amber Kirschbaum (0) is one of three seniors who have played their final game in a Panhter jersey.

Kalin’s scoring continued after the break as she scored five straight points to extend the lead to 31-26. The 3-pointers continued to fall for the Panthers as senior guard Mercedees Morgan and Donaldson connected on backto-back jumpers. Redshirt freshman guard Stephanie Davison’s layup gave the Panthers their largest lead of the game at 39-30. The Cardinals continued to answer the Panthers by making baskets and gradually < See WOMEN, page 11

Sometimes a young team like the University of Northern Iowa needs a few games to get accustomed to college softball. Other times, they need 25 games under their belt. Either way, coach Ryan Jacobs has his team heating up at the perfect time. The Panthers (13-16, 3-1 Missouri Valley Conference) were one game short of sweeping their first two MVC opponents in a rain-shortened spring break. During the first weekend of spring break, the Panthers traveled to Springfield, Mo., to face Missouri State University. In game one of the series, junior pitcher Jamie Fischer take the mound. After giving up three runs in the first three innings, Fischer settled in on the mound, but the Panthers trailed by three runs heading into the fifth inning. Junior Nicole Fischer, Jamie Fischer’s sister, put the Panthers on the scoreboard with a solo home run in the

top of the fifth. Two more runs came in for UNI in the sixth inning to tie the game at 3-3. It took three more innings for someone to score, but the Panthers finally took the lead off a solo home run from senior infielder Haley Kriener in the top of the ninth inning. Jamie Fischer shut down the Bears in the bottom of the ninth to give UNI a 4-3 win. The Panthers’ lone loss would come in the second game against MSU. UNI recorded eight hits but left eight runners on base in an 8-2 loss. In the second weekend of spring break, UNI once again took to the road as they faced Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill. Jamie Fischer went the distance in both games for the Panthers, including an 11-inning battle to sweep the Salukis 2-0. In game one of the series, UNI took a 3-2 lead heading into the final inning of play. Jamie Fischer gave up a rare late run to SIU, which sent the game to extra innings. < See SOFTBALL, page 12


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the early rust, Bradley jumped out to a 29-19 lead with just over seven minutes left in the first half. For the final seven minutes of the half, the Panthers outscored the Braves 21-9 before heading into halftime in a 40-40 tie. “We were just trying to push it. We had some success with transition in the first half so we were just trying to stick with it and tire (Bradley) out,” sophomore guard Deon Mitchell said. UNI’s run did not stop at halftime. The Panthers came out firing in the second half, outscoring the Braves 13-4 in the first five minutes to take a 53-44 lead. With more than 11 minutes left in the game, Bradley cut the

Panther lead to six points, but the score never got closer. UNI stretched their lead to as many as 15 points before defeating Bradley 90-77. “We want to play as long as we can,” Mitchell said. “Even though we’re not where we want to be, we’re still going to play as long as we can for the seniors.” Senior guard Anthony James led the Panthers with 21 points, 18 of which came in the second half. All five starters for UNI scored in double figures, including 19 points from sophomore forward Seth Tuttle. The Panthers were outrebounded 33-29, but shot 59 percent from the field and only turned the ball over four times. “Deon has really played good,” Coach Ben Jacobson said. “He’s strong enough that

sports if you get into him and force him to do something, he can use that against guys because he doesn’t get knocked off his dribble very often. “Especially in this game against a team like Bradley that defends the way they do and the number of steals they get and turn into points. That was certainly a key or the key to the game that we only turned it over four times,” Jacobson added. With the win Tuesday, the Panthers will play Weber State Saturday at the McLeod Center. It’s the fourth straight game in the CIT in which UNI will play host. “It feels good. The seniors are getting to play their last few games at home. That’s always good,” Mitchell said. Tip off for Saturday’s game is set for 7 p.m.

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chipping away at the deficit, as the Panthers failed to score during the final three minutes of the game. A jumper from Carter gave the Cardinals their first lead of the game since just under the five minute mark in the first half. Carter finished with 16 points and six rebounds on the afternoon. Kalin failed to connect on the game tying 3-pointer and the Panthers were forced to foul.

Kalin finished with 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists during her final game as a Panther. The Cardinals did not miss from the freethrow line down the stretch as they made their last four shots in a row. Freshman Nathalie Fontaine scored a gamehigh 17 points and added nine rebounds. BSU shot 19-26 from the free throw-line for the game. The Panthers will return three starters and three role players next year as they look to improve on their .500 record.

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In the 11th inning, Kristin Lock recorded her only hit of the game, but it was a game winner as UNI took the 4-3 win. Although Fischer threw more than 100 pitches in game one, Jacobs decided to

give her the ball once again in game two. Fischer walked two batters, struck out three and gave up just one run in a 2-1 victory. For the season, Fischer has pitched more than 121 innings compared to just 69 innings pitched from the rest of the team.

Offensively, the Panthers have recorded a batting average of .237 while scoring 91 runs in 25 games. The Panthers return to action this weekend as they travel to Omaha, Neb., to face Creighton University.

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Annual coaching carousel rumors start to swirl JAKE BEMIS

Sports Editor

It just wouldn’t be an NCAA Tournament without coaches being fired and hired seemingly every other day. Just a few days ago, the University of Minnesota fired the legendary Tubby Smith. All Smith ever did for the Minnesota program was bring them back into the top25 and at times the top 10. He also led his team to the NCAA Tournament this year where they picked up a firstround win. These things are not easy to do. A day before that, the University of California-Los Angeles fired Ben Howland. Let me say it again. UCLA fired a coach who has taken them to two Final Fours in the past 10 years. There are not many coaches in the country who can say

they did that. And of course, when the big-name coaches get fired, we all like to start talking about who that next big guy is going to be. This year we’ll hear a lot of the usual names – Shaka Smart, Brad Stevens, Chris Collins and our very own Ben Jacobson. Ever since the University of Northern Iowa had its miracle run to the Sweet 16, Ben Jacobson’s name has been hotter than a wildfire on a summer night. Yes, it has cooled off over the past couple of years due to UNI not returning to the NCAA Tournament, but we’re not even to the second weekend of the tournament and Jacobson’s name has popped up. Two years ago it was the University of Iowa. Last year there was talk of

Jacobson taking over at Butler University (if Stevens would have left). This year the winner is Minnesota, and for good reason. The school is close to Cedar Falls, which means it wouldn’t be a terribly long move for the Jacobson family. There are other, bigger schools looking to hire coaches. UCLA will be the princess of the ball. That is obvious. That means Shaka Smart (the coach with the most people talking about him) may leave for California. If this is the case, Minnesota will have to start back at square one. Will Jacobson actually leave the program? The answer is most likely no. If he didn’t leave after the Panthers took down Kansas University, there is little chance Jacobson will be going anywhere anytime soon.

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Pena of Oregon State. Pena earned a 2-0 lead lead going into the second round, but that didn’t matter because Bonin went on to get the pin in 5:39 to give him a chance at a third-place finish. Bonin took on No. 6-seed Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State for third place. Dieringer proved why he was highly ranked and pinned Bonin in 1:39. Bonin has only been pinned twice this season, both against Dieringer. Ryan Loder came into the wrestling championships ranked 6th in the 184-pound weight class. In the first round, Loder competed and shut out Cody Reed in a 4-0 decision. In the second round, Loder took on familiar foe Mike Larson of Missouri. Loder won again in a shutout decision, 2-0. In the quarterfinals, Loder lost in heartbreaking fashion against No.3-seed Robert Hamlin of Lehigh. In the wrestlebacks, Loder went on to defeat Josh Ihnen of Nebraska in a 5-2 decision. His quest for a chance at third place fell short, however, when he lost again against Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland, 3-2.

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the intention of providing more incentives to work. According to the IRS, the EITC is a refundable federal income tax applicable to both individuals and families who qualify. What is superior about the EITC is that it is meanstested. Means tests eliminate potential recipients who don’t need the assistance. An increase in the minimum wage doesn’t differentiate between a high school student earning money on the side and a single moth-

In the seventh-place match, Loder wrestled Mike Larson for the second time in the tournament and dominated for a win, 8-0. At 133 pounds, Levi Wolfensperger needed just one more win to become an All-American. On day one, Wolfensperger earned a pin and lost in a major decision. On day two, Wolfensperger won his first two matches in wrestlebacks but was knocked out by pin in his next match against MidAmerican Conference foe, No. 6-seed Nathan McCormick of Missouri. Joey Lazor was also one win away from becoming an All-American at 141 pounds. Lazor dominated his first two matches (12-2,12-4) before being pinned by No.2-seed Kendric Maple. Lazor fought back and dominated his next two matches in the wrestlebacks (7-2,15-2) before finally being knocked out by No. 5-seed Evan Henderson of North Carolina. Last year, the Northern Iowa wrestling team finished 34th. “It’s coming,” Bonin said of the team’s future. “Things are meshing, and we are getting stronger and stronger.” er working extra shifts to make ends meet. Expanding the EITC allows the single mother to keep more of her earned income while recognizing that the high school student doesn’t need the wage increase. Senator Harkin has honorable intentions; however, the consequences of increasing the minimum wage would far outweigh any benefits. I encourage you to contact him and explain that a minimum wage increase is not the answer to providing a safety net to our fellow citizens who are truly in need.


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FOR SALE / FOR RENT 1 or 2 bedrooms for rent until May 17TH, 2013. Subleasers wanted. Call 563- 920- 3761 for more information. 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments/townhouses/duplexes facing UNI. W/D, dishwasher, parking, internet/cable, etc. June 2013. 266- 5544 CF 2 bedroom duplex with stove and fridge. $485-550 plus utilities. No pets. 266- 0903. Townhome for rent, 1 block from UNI. $1300. Available May. Everything new inside. 231- 9700 4 bedroom house. 516 West 7TH ST., Cedar Falls, IA. $1100 per month. Available June 1ST, 2013 thru May 2014. Central air and all appliances furnished. Call after 5 P.M. 641- 394- 3689 Large house for rent. 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Beautiful condition, fireplace, finished basement, laundry, central air, yard. 7TH and Tremont. $1500/MO. Available immediately. 319- 610- 5711 1 bedroom apartments. Large, clean, close to campus. Utilities and cable paid. Off-street parking and laundry. Available May 16TH. 266- 1245. 1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom units 10 minutes north of Cedar Falls. Security gated complex. Some utilities/ cable paid. $400 - 800/MO. www. hildebrandrentals.com. 319- 352- 5555 $199 deposit special. Pet friendly. Renting now. Fair housing. CS.com. Visit 923 Maplewood DR. or call 319- 277- 3138.

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4 bedroom house. 509 West 26TH. Washer/dryer, off street parking, close to UNI. $1200/MO. Available May 1ST. No pets. 319- 239- 4246

1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent near UNI. Available May or June 2013. Call 712- 358- 0592.

Sudoku Two

Renovated 4 bedroom apartment for rent. June 2013. On Olive Street, next to UNI. Call 712- 358- 0592.

ROOMMATES 1, 2 or 3 roommates needed. Available now through the school year. 319- 240- 0880.

FOUND Found one silver loop earring on sidewalk leading to Gilchrest parking lot Thursday before Spring Break. Call to describe and claim. 32781 EXT. Ask for Susan.

CLEANING

HELP WANTED

2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Clean, spacious, close to campus. Utilities and cable paid. Off-street parking and laundry. Available May 16TH. 290- 8151.

Sudoku One

For rent: large 3 bedroom, three blocks to UNI. Air, parking, laundry. $930/MO. Available June 1ST. 266- 5480

2 bedroom apartments, Cedar Falls. $630-675. No pets, no SEC. eight. Available June 1ST. 319- 404- 9095

Renovated 3 bedroom. Next to UNI. Available June 1ST. Call 712- 358- 0592

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Cedar Falls: 4 bedroom house with W/D, stove, refrigerator, air conditioning and garage. Available June 1ST. $800/MO. plus utilities. 266- 0903

In need of someone to clean your home or business? Call Leslie at 319- 269- 5969.

For rent: 2 bedroom, 2 bath duplex. Appliances furnished, attached garage. No smoking, no pets. 563- 920- 5703

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FOR SALE / FOR RENT

Need subleaser in Hidden Valley Apartments. 4 bedroom. $270 plus utilities. June through August. 563- 663- 8788

For rent: nice 4 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse. Appliances provided with off street parking. No smoking, no pets. 563- 920- 5703

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Help wanted. Tony’s Pizzeria downtown Main Street. Hiring servers, cooks and drivers. Go to www.277tony.com. Fill out application and mention The Northern Iowan.

In need of a part time babysitter during the week from 2:15 - 4:30 P.M. randomly, for different days and other times when needed. My sons are age 5 and 3. Email lorikuhn16@yahoo.com or call 319- 249- 2071.

Spring Break left you spring broke? If so, call us! Looking for eight more students for internship team. Make $700/week. Gain experience, travel. Call 515- 230- 2000

Campus Court Apartments MARCH MADNESS SIGNING! (lowered prices during March only)

Special limited time offer ONLY $1,000 (3 or 4 people)

• Free CFU Cable/Internet • Lives 3 or 4 People • 2 Full Baths • • Efficient Utilities • Basketball/Volleyball Courts • • Special Sound Prooong • Parking • Laundry Facilities • • Free Campus Shuttle • Dishwasher •

319-961-1219 john@rentfromjohn.com

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3-29-13  

The March 29, 2013 issue of the Northern Iowan, the University of Northern Iowa's independent, student-produced newspaper since 1892.

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