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inals are fast approaching and another semester here at Doane is coming to a close. All of us are counting down the days until Christmas and once we get home, we’ll definitely be counting down the days until we return to our home away from home for Interterm. The end of the semester also marks the release of our second issue of Doane’s own 1014 Magazine. We got on our feet last year, and we will be producing one issue per semester from here on out! It was a lot of fun putting this issue together and we look forward to producing another great issue for the spring. In this issue, you’ll find some interesting stories about different aspects of your life here at Doane. We’ve put together a special guide to help you prepare for and ace your upcoming finals (page 10). Also, a preview of Relay for Life and what makes the event so special to our campus (page 24). For a deeper look into what makes Coach Jim Weeks so successful on and off the court, check out our cover story (page 28). Finally, get ready for the winter fashion season with tips and tricks from our fashion story (page 42). We are continuing to learn as we go when it comes to producing this magazine and would love more input from our readers! Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments or concerns. We would also love to involve more people on our staff, so if you are interested in doing any writing, designing or photography please let us know!
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Our mission to the students of Doane College: 1014 Magazine strives to be a multifaceted, contemporary periodical of Doane culture that illuminates the reality of student life and where students fit within the context of the modern world.
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Every year, a new freshman class brings with them a timeless phenomenon: the lanyard around the neck. Dubbed the “freshman leash” by many, a lanyard worn around a student’s neck is like a neon flashing sign that screams “No, I DON’T remember my first beer. I haven’t had it yet because I am a FRESHMAN.” And there is no group on campus so hated as the freshman class. Everyone wants a scapegoat, and if a party gets busted, if rules get stricter, if the food’s crappy and if the weather’s not perfect--blame the freshmen. Their mere existence is enough to piss off everyone else. No one said it has to make sense. It’s only freshmen that think it’s a good idea to hang their keys
and Doane IDs around their necks. Conveniently, this makes it easy for upperclassmen to identify them. The explanation for this occurrence, however, is actually simple. During orientation, any student’s first few days at the college, Doane gives freshmen a lanyard with a name card attached, and all the Orientation Leaders tell them to wear it as proof of their studentship. So, not unremarkably, they do. For freshmen, the young adults who are in an unfamiliar place away from home for an extended period for the first time, the lanyard is kind of a shield protecting them externally from their internal feelings of being out of place. It’s proof: I have a key to a room and a key to a mailbox and here’s a scan card with my picture on, so see, I
go here! I’m a Doane student! The amazing thing is...after the first few months, the hordes of baby-faced students traipsing through campus start to ditch their lanyards. Sharing a tiny prison cell of a room with another person becomes more comfortable, having chunks of uncharted free time gets easier to adjust to, being away from mom and dad becomes freedom, not intimidation, and the feeling of unfamiliarity becomes finding a sense of belonging. And that’s when the freshmen unleash themselves, and instead of being the new kids on the block, they start being a part of the Doane community everyone’s always talking about.
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Switch it up Don’t study in the same spot. If you always study in the library, try studying in a lounge or quiet hallway. By simply switching studying spots, you can improve your retention.
Keep calm Freaking out during a test can make your mind blank, so learn to keep calm. Take a few minutes before the exam to visualize yourself acing it. Also, try stressing yourself out while studying to practice calming yourself and take deep breaths. Focus on what you know, not what you don’t.
Exercise Twenty minutes of cardio a day can help improve memory and is a great break from studying.
weat drips from your forehead. Your mind is dizzy and your stomach begins to knot. The symptoms grow worse as time ticks away. This can mean only one thing… it’s finals week. The word “finals” is enough to make any student pass-out, but if you follow five simple tips you won’t struggle to pass. Information from http://www.huffingtonpost.com.
Get creative It’s harder to remember a list of 20 words than it is a 20-word sentence. The same goes for boring facts. Try to connect with what you are learning by using mnemonic devices or by making the facts personal.
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hen you’re studying, it’s always a good idea to take a break and grab a snack to get your energy back up. However, instead of eating junk food that’s going to drain your energy and make you feel gross, why not eat something that will actually aid you and your brain while you’re studying? These foods are a select few of many that can help your brain function, improve memory and boost your concentration and energy.
Apples These sweet treats are a great snack to munch on because of a chemical called quercetin. This plant chemical protects your brain cells as long as you eat the skins too. Dip them in some peanut butter and the added protein will also boost your energy.
Tea or Coffee
Two to three cups of coffee or freshly brewed tea have just the right amount of caffeine to boost your brain. The caffeine and antioxidants can enhance your memory, focus and mood.
Cinnamon You can boost your attention and memory by eating or smelling this spice. Having some cinnamon on your toast or chewing a piece of cinnamon gum could improve your study session.
Study in 20-50 minute increments with five to 10 minute breaks in between. Try to study throughout a week as well. Cramming the night before can lead to more stress and a lower grade.
Staying hydrated is super important to keeping your brain fueled. When your brain is hydrated it can focus, process, think and remember faster and clearer. Six to eight glasses a day is best.
Chocolate Like coffee, chocolate is rich in caffeine and antioxidants, which help with focus and concentration. Chocolate also stimulates the production of endorphins, which can improve your mood. Dark chocolate is the most effective and should be enjoyed in moderation.
RÉSUME RÉSCUE In a sea of job applicants, standing out is no easy task. So what can you do to make sure yours shines? Making sure you have a clear objective, experience, education and skills is the first step.
Stating your objective is very important and should be individually tailored to each job you apply for. This is where you specifically state what kind of job or internship you’re looking for and what kind of experience you’d like to gain from it. This is where you share with your potential employer what experience you have that is relevant to the job you are applying for. Examples would be summer jobs, oncampus jobs, volunteer work, activities and extracurricular activities.
Education is where you highlight your schooling. You’ll want to include your degree or intended degree, majors and minors, grade point average, and your graduation date. This is also a good opportunity to mention some courses that you’ve completed that went over information that would be useful in the job you’re applying for. Skills is where you get to brag yourself up a little bit. Let your employer know what kind of abilities you have and how you could bring them to the workplace. These things should be what you consider your strengths. If you’re unsure of what those might be, ask a friend or professor. You should also include any computer programs that you are familiar with or machinery you are proficient in using. This usually varies in the type of job you are applying for. Depending on what job you’re applying for, the overall look and design of your résumé could be a great way to stand out from your peers. When it comes to a company or job that is very professional, it is best to embellish your resume with easy to read fonts and clean, simple lines. However, if you are going into something more creative, like art or design, you should show that on your résumé.
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Tech the Halls
Story by Zachary Swiec | Design by Erin Bell & Jason Luong
This holiday season is going to be spectacular for those who love electronics. If you are looking for the perfect gift for your tech savvy friend, here are some ideas to get you going. As many already know the iPhone 5 recently hit the shelves. It has a faster network connection that allows you to check email or sports stats, at the price of $199. Along with the iPhone 5 there is a string of new Apple products including the iPad Mini and Macbook Pro. The iPad Mini is great if you loved the iPad. It has a smaller 7.9 inch multi-touch display and is faster than ever. The starting price is only $329. As for the all-new Macbook Pro, it has a 13 inch retina display. This means you get a smaller screen and a lighter weight than its average 13inch Macbook predecessor. It’s more portable yet doesn’t sacrifice any power, starting at $1,699. For the Android users out there, Samsung has the Galaxy Note 10.1. It’s powerful and is the size of an e-reader. One of its coolest functions is its ability to write notes using the stylus. You can also save those notes to a calendar or send them to your friends. With this feature you can cre-
ate virtual postcards or photo albums. You can even take a picture with Google Maps, write on it and send it wirelessly. If phones and tablets aren’t your style but you love to play video games, Nintendo will be releasing their new system - The Wii U - this holiday season. Nintendo has done it once again with an innovative controller system. The console features a controller with a large screen. With this new feature, players can play the console games without their TV. While we are on the subject of third party games, if you have not already played Borderlands 2, I highly suggest you do so. It’s loaded with weapons and hilarious quips from your favorite little robot Claptrap. Assassin’s Creed 3 takes the popular franchise, and places the story in the middle of the American Revolutionary War. Of course, there is also a new Call of Duty game. Black Ops 2 features much of the same, but with subtle improvements like a more stable multiplayer and futuristic weapons. Let’s just say it’s going to be a great year for “techies” this holiday season.
IT Helpdesk Director Ryan Dorshorst was working at a software company when a Helpdesk position became available at Doane in December 2006. A Doane graduate, Dorshorst thought it was a great opportunity to come back and work where he got his education. He began the job in January 2007.
Q. What do you typically do on a nor- years. So every year we’ve had 30 per- here for certain things. I don’t know if mal day at the Helpdesk? A. Helpdesk takes calls from future students, current students, faculty and staff as well as alumni. We’re in charge of making sure that all the technology on campus is available as well as (available) online. We also do video set -ups for campus events.
Q. How do you see the Helpdesk evolving these next few years, especially with a growing Doane?
A. We’ll have to add a couple of staff
members in specific roles. It’s probably going to be another technician as well as some media support services to where students can come in and get some support on creating videos and editing videos, and audio, everything that is starting to evolve in the classroom. A lot of classes in the last two years are starting to use videos produced by the students instead of just video that is already out there online.
Q. Are there any improvements you would like to make to the Helpdesk?
A. I think mainly we’ve had to be
pretty re-active lately just with all the technology on campus and we’ve had 30 percent growth in our wireless devices on our network in the last three
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cent more devices on our campus . That has kind of made us shorthanded. Being able to be a little more proactive at the Helpdesk would be a good thing.
Q. What is the hardest problem you’ve had to deal with?
it’s just that students are scared or misguided on what we’re here for. Them knowing that we’re here to help with any technology issues is going to be a big step going forward and getting to the next level.
Q. What is a common problem you A. I’d say that the main thing we try deal with? to do is have good customer service as well as when something goes com- A. A lot of it is the basic password repletely bad or wrong trying to make sure that that user is still able to do their job. Say their computer crashes, we still need to make sure the user is still able to do their job. And when we manage over 800 computers on campus it’s hard to do that sometimes.
set, network issues, getting a device to work under our network. We’ve reduced those calls quite a bit with the things that we’ve implemented with password reset tools and online stuff that teaches how to get some of those problems done by yourself.
Q. How many IT issues do you deal with during a typical day?
Q. What is the funniest problem you’ve had to deal with? A. You always get those kind of “duh” questions at the Helpdesk. There’s been multiple times on campus where I’ve gotten a call saying their computer will not work. It’s not working and then you go over there, and it’s happened to all of us, and you press the on button and it works. Usually both of us get a pretty good laugh out of it.
A. We normally get 20 to 30 phone calls, 10 to 15 walk-ins and 10 to 15 e-mails. We also average over one audio and video set up a day for events. It’s about 400 (audio and video set ups) a year.
Q. Are there any misconceptions about the Helpdesk? A. When I started here, we would probably get 30 percent of those calls, walkins and e-mails a day. It was just kind of a misconception that we were only
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Your new study materials T
hrow away your dirty old backpack and start taking your phone, laptop or tablet to class. More and more studies are emerging that show how technology can boost learning in classrooms. Technology’s capacity and versatility has been changing the way we learn, and you might want to jump on the bandwagon early for an advantage in the classroom and the workforce. Think about the revolution of the Internet, everything from Google to Facebook to Pandora. People can use these resources to find answers, contact old friends and discover new music. The Internet alone changed our culture and will continue to do so. Now it’s starting to revolutionize our education. Do you remember when Wikipedia was offlimits for researching term papers? Some teachers told students to stay away from the Internet encyclopedia because the site lacked credibility. But in recent years Wikipedia has made changes to build a credible website. They now notify the reader when the Wikipedia article doesn’t have citations, and an article with citations displays the works cited at the bottom of the article. The changes Wikipedia made have given a new credibility to the website. Now, some teachers tell students that Wikipedia is a good starting point for research. Higher education calls for unique experiences that technology will only amplify. Students can access Blackboard, email and follow along in class using online books on their phones, tablets and laptops. Peer-to-peer communication will only become easier, which could make group projects more effective. Even more businesses are looking for employees who know how to utilize new technology and software. The Internet has endless possibilities for helping students process information. Pushing education towards technology and the Internet could allow students to communicate and learn more efficiently. Imagine the future of foreign language or international business classes where students are Skyping with other students in foreign countries for language practice or research.
The Future Techies A 2010 study by Project Tomorrow surveyed students’ use of technology in grades nine through 12. Students who own a cell phone without internet service:
Students who own a smart phone or cell phone with internet service:
Students who own a home computer with no Internet access. Students who only have access to computers or the Internet is at school.
Students who own a home computer with dial-up or slow Internet access.
Students who only use computers or internet at a location other than his or her home.
8% 7% 7% 12%
Students who have access to fast internet like DSL or cable.
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There are 206.2 million internet users in the U.S. That means 71.2% of the U.S. web audience
is on Facebook.
rom smoke signals to Twitter, the ways humans communicate have evolved with technology. In the past, people had to worry about not burning themselves from the smoke signals; now people have to concern themselves with their password strength and security questions. In this digital age where personal information is only a few clicks away, Internet security has become crucial. Freshman Scott Brabec’s Facebook account was hacked by a virus that forced his account to create posts to help spread the virus. “My reaction when I found out I got hacked was like, ‘Oh shit, what did
they post or change?’” Brabec said. “I am careful with what I click on now.” Social networks have become the new battleground for malware attacks. According to the anti-virus firm, Sophos, 40 percent of social media users had encountered malicious attacks. Senior Kevin Roehrich said he wasn’t concerned with malware because his computer was well protected. “I’ve got my computer pretty protected with anti-virus software, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that it’s not really a video of Miley Cyrus doing the dirty,” Roehrich said.
Social media continues to grow. According to Advertising Age, Twitter adds 11 accounts every second and Facebook added more than 200 million users in 2011. Senior Sara Braun said social media could become a distraction, but only if the user allowed it to be. “It doesn’t waste a lot of my time; if I need to be productive, I will be,” Braun said. “I take more breaks than needed when studying to check emails, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.” The average user spends 405 minutes on Facebook, 405 minutes on Pinterest and 89 minutes on Twitter per month.
Security Tips 1. When installing Facebook apps, consider what information it’s requesting. If it’s asking for your email and password, don’t add the app. 2. Hover your mouse over shortened URLs to make sure the full link is correct. 3. Go through your privacy settings and make sure you understand them. 4. Use an updated browser. Older versions have known vulnerable security flaws. 5. Choose a unique username and password for each website you use. That way if one account gets hacked, the rest of your accounts should be safe.
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The idea of DOANE COLLEGE doubling in size by
2022 seems preposterous.
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ver the next 10 years, Doane will try to recruit and retain
about a hundred more students each year to reach its goal of 2,000 students. The school is already facing problems with on-campus housing and parking, meal credits and space in general to even think about doubling its size. A lot of what we know about Doane would change. The reason we chose to come to a small private college was the close relationships with peers and professors. The classroom size would change so the professor-to-student ratio would expand. The residence halls would have students crammed and exploding out of the windows, cracks and doors. A lot will happen in the next decade, but here are a few futuristic ideas of what it might be like at Doane in the year 2022.
* Information in this article is speculation of the future of Doane College*
CLASS STACKING Get used to bigger classes, new teachers and more technology. President Jacque Carter seems to be a fanatic for more technology in the classroom. He even sees the future of education being fueled by mobile technology and communication. But that doesn’t help the size. At this point Doane may have a better chance of stacking chairs in classrooms than obtaining funding to build new classrooms. Most rooms comfortably hold anywhere from 15 to 30 students, but those are for many general classes. Adding an extra 100 students a year would slowly increase the classroom size
while making it a competition to get into the classes you need. Doane’s student-to-faculty ratio is 11 to one and if the school plans to keep the ratio it will need to hire more teachers. Even if Doane changes the student-tofaculty ratio to 20 to one, Doane would need to hire four new teachers every year. That’s 40 teachers in the next decade. Minimum. Each position will vary in cost, but these new professors shouldn’t raise the tuition as much as the construction that will take place.
LIVING SPACE Doane has over 833 beds but only has 798 in use. This year’s enrollment was 1,149 students which would mean 359 students don’t have a spot on campus. So what would happen in the next four years if these numbers continue to increase? Obviously Doane is going to have to build another Residence Hall. From 2009 to 2012, the enrollment grew 24 percent. By continuing the growing trend in enrollment, Doane would have less than 1,400 students. If all these students lived on campus, Doane would have to double its on-campus living in the next four years. To put that in perspective, if Doane renovated Butler Gym to a new theatre, it would cost $4 million. To build a theatre from the ground up would cost three times more. Doane is having a hard time finding funds for the Butler Gym renovation, so where would it get the funds for the new residence hall?
Unless they receive a generous donation, the school will be forced to find other ways to build on-campus housing. President Jacque Carter has talked about creating off-campus apartment style housing provided by Doane. He uses Hastings College’s Bronco Village as a reference. Bronco Village is apartment style housing for Hastings students and is provided by the college. This has potential because there are a couple of apartment locations in Crete that are designated somewhat for Doane students. One problem Doane will run into is Crete’s slump of rentals. There aren’t a lot of other housing options when students are looking off-campus. It’s usually either renting an apartment, or their parents buying a house. Rarely do students find a house to rent, although the rentals have increased the past few years. Still, the more off-campus students, the more students driving to campus, and battling over parking spaces.
2022 2,205 2021 2,062 2020 1,948 2019 1,833 2018 1,720 2017 1,606 FOOD FREEDOM 2016 1,492 2015 1,377 2014 1,263 2013 1,149
Meal credits in 2022 will probably be a lot different. There’s no way Doane can only have Tiger Inn, Common Grounds and the cafeteria open for students, unless they build a bigger caf. On a Monday evening, dinner at the caf is packed. You could be standing in line for up to 30 minutes depending on what time you get there. Doubling the population means you could potentially stand in line for an hour. And that’s a line that isn’t justified by the food. Demanding more food options may be the route that Student Congress should start looking into. The caf isn’t the only
struggle on campus. Tiger Inn can get hectic as well during the afternoon. More students means more meals. And nothing pisses off a student more than waiting in line for some Tiger, only to scarf down what you have to make it to class on time. Doane could take after the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s meal plan structure. Students have credits that they can use at restaurants in their Student Union building. Somehow the college should be able to work with the community to find other meal options for students. Otherwise students will have to get used to standing in line at Doane in 2022.
#PARKING PROBLEMS Parking is bad enough and to add more students to the campus will only amplify the problem. The past few years Doane students have begged for some sort of change with the on-campus parking. Nothing has been resolved other than the Safety Office clarifying who can park in each of the parking lots. There isn’t a real positive solution to the parking lot fiasco. There’s not much space to build a new parking lot or expand another parking lot. The school is undergoing construction at the beginning of March for the Fuhrer Field House which will take out almost half of the parking lot in between the Fieldhouse and Simon field. President Jacque Carter has hinted at out-of-the-box ideas that could move on-campus parking off campus. The campus’s tight space is already limited to off-campus commuters, and the increase of students will only push more students off-campus. More off-campus students, more commuter cars and less parking spaces is a future equation Doane will have to solve. In a supply and demand situation, the college has only so many spaces to fill, so the supply is very limited. What if Doane developed a parking pass plan that costs extra? This way the students who live off-campus would have an advantage to park in a certain parking lot on campus. Who knows what the price would be, but in 10 years, the supply will become rare as hundreds of students increase the demand.
So maybe this is a little overboard, but the truth is the school will really need to take into account everything from students’ social life to their class size and how long they wait for food. Doane will need to stir-up some creative ideas on parking and meal credits, along with finding more residential housing. The question of how
many teachers the college would hire will be interesting to follow. Your tuition increase could depend on it, especially if Doane continues to require professors to have doctoral degrees. Seniors and juniors might not care, but this will effect the sophomores and freshmen. Just make sure you’re cautious of all the hype of the future of Doane 2022.
Story by Alyssa Bouc | Photos by Nate Knobel | Design by Sierra Jones
Voices go silent.
The bright gymnasium lights slowly fade, leaving just the faint illumination of candles to prevent total darkness. Each candle lights up a bag which displays the name of a person who has been affected by cancer.
The luminary ceremony.
Side by side and hand in hand, people put the stress of everyday life aside to reflect on the courage, strength and hope those affected by cancer have. Looking toward the bags, people are thinking that maybe a little extra dash of hope and some money can prevent anyone from having to hear the words ever again.
oane College Relay for Life has made it a mission to be bigger than cancerand that is exactly what it
is doing. Since 2002, Doane Relay has raised a total of $489,522 to help fight cancer. In 2002 Doane Relay raised $11,023 and has improved, last year alone raising $72,893. The chapter has been first in the nation per capita three out of the last four years. This exceeds all colleges and universities, not just those that are as small as Doane. For the 2013 Relay, a goal has been set to include 80 teams, 600 participants and 100 survivors. Doane Relay has set the bar high
“you have cancer” once again with a goal of fundraising $75,000. Including Saline County, the Crete community and of course the Doane community, Doane Relay includes all the events a typical Relay involves. But has one key factor that contributes the most to the success: heart. “When I talk to people who have heard of Relay but don’t know about Doane Relay, the first thing I ask them to do is to imagine an event that more than 85 percent of the campus population participates in, not just on the night of the event, but in the months preceding,” Relay Adviser Carrie Petr said. “It touches so many members of our campus personally to do nothing but good for other people.”
Petr said Doane Relay has a high amount of cancer survivors in attendance at the event. “They feel like this is their Relay,” Petr said. “We have such an incredible opportunity to honor such a huge group of survivors who come again and again.” Junior Courtney Hedgpeth, a cancer survivor, said Relay held a special place in her heart. “Relay is important to me. My past doesn’t come up every day,” Hedgpeth said. “It’s that one day where not only I can be amazed that I am alive, but all my friends and family are there to revel in that with me.” Hedgpeth said she participated in other Relays throughout her life, but
Left: Sophomores Nick Hamilton and Glen Thomas, members of the ‘Have Only Positive Expectations’ team take a lap around the track with the special baton they helped make for their team. Center: Senior Morgan Holder grasps her own hair, which was donated to Locks of Love. Right: Sophomore Joel Hope shows off his feminine side to alum Jason Helgren while raising money during the Miss Relay competition. said Doane’s Relay was unique. She said she always enjoyed the survivor lap, which takes place at the beginning of the event, but the caretaker lap where friends and family can join in the walking was even more special. “It (the caretaker lap) is really special,” Hedgpeth said. “My family and I always walk holding hands and smile but are tearing up.” Junior Tyler Pooschke, Relay executive co-chair and cancer survivor, also said Doane Relay was special. “We make it a very big deal to participate in Relay and we push it really hard,” Pooschke said. “We don’t have a lot of the distractions that other colleges have: we are not in a huge city,
we don’t have any other big fundraisers, and we turn it into a pride thing to be in the top every year.” Pooschke said keeping enthusiasm and intensity were the keys to keeping Doane Relay successful. “We have to make sure the freshmen understand the intensity each year,” Pooschke said. Doane 2011 alum Jason Helgren, who was heavily involved with Relay, said the alumni played a crucial role in keeping Relay successful. “Students often max out on the amount of money they can give,” Helgren said. “It’s important to keep the alumni involved and engaged to help get other people involved.” Last year Helgren came back to the
event to show his support. “You can tell how much it means to people,” he said. Despite logistics and the amount of money raised, the atmosphere is what keeps the most people coming back each year. “The part I look forward to is Relay in the wee small hours of the morning when the Relay faithful are sticking around,” Petr said. “When you are up at 4 a.m. and you’re walking around the track carrying a teddy bear I know that I am with the committed and the ones who will love Relay forever.” This year’s event is 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. April 12, 2013 at the George and Sally Haddix Recreational and Athletic Center.
Setting the hoops high Story by Hannah Bauer
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Weeks said he has taken a Jekyll and Hyde approach to team. He believes in hard coaching the men’s basketball te personal bonds with his players. practices, but also creating perso
im Weeks knew
in fifth grade that he wanted to be a teacher and a coach. More than two decades after graduating from Doane in 1985, Weeks is still living the dream. After coaching boys’ high school basketball in Beatrice for 24 years, Weeks has taken the position of men’s basketball coach at his alma mater. After it faced eight losing seasons in 10 years under former head coach Ian Brown, Weeks said he wanted to give the team a season to be proud of. The most games the team ever won under Brown’s coaching was 17; Weeks aspires to win more than 20 games this year. “You have to have goals that are so high, people laugh at you,” Weeks said. “My number one job is to win games. I’m the CEO of the basketball team.” Weeks believes that fear of what people will say and what people will think are the reasons they fail. Weeks has no such fears. “When people say I can’t do something, it kind of stokes my fire,” Weeks said. Weeks has never claimed to be a great athlete. Fred Beile, former head
man, admired Weeks’ ambition. “He has great drive, great character,” Fye said. Weeks lives every day asking if he’s made the world a better place for people to be in. “The greatest team we’re on is mankind,” Weeks said. Hegler said Weeks was a team player during his years at Doane, too. “He saw the team as an avenue for personal growth,” Hegler said. Taking great risks, said Weeks, is how success is built. Failures are only stepping stones on the way. “I believe success is simple,” Weeks said, “but it’s not easy.” Weeks said in order for him to be successful, people have to understand his motivation. “People wanna know what your ‘why’ is,” Weeks said. “I want to make people say, ‘That’s my team.’” Though it may take several years,
coach and current assistant coach of track and field, said Weeks was capable of doing many different events for the team’s advantage, but was an average athlete. Still, Weeks said running track at Doane helped him develop as a person. People at Doane saw him for his strengths, not his weaknesses. He credits Beile for teaching him toughness. Weeks said he has taken a Jekyll and Hyde approach to coaching the men’s basketball team. He believes in hard practices, but also creating personal bonds with his players. “They better know that you love them,” Weeks said. Beile said great coaching ran in the family for Weeks. Weeks’ father was also a coach, which motivated Beile to recruit Weeks to the Doane track program. “I don’t know whether it’s hereditary or environmental,” Beile said.
You have to have goals that are so high, people laugh at you.
Both Beile and Weeks’ academic adviser at Doane, Special Education Professor Kay Helger, remember Weeks for his high energy. Hegler recalled that any paperclips left on her desk when Weeks came in for advising were no longer paperclips by the time he left. Head Track and Field Coach Ed Fye, who was an upperclassman in track while Weeks was an underclass-
Beile said he thought Weeks’ talent for interesting and committing people would turn around the men’s basketball program. “This guy’s gonna get it done, I think,” Beile said. “He’s proven that he’s a winner.” Weeks, too, is confident that he can raise up the team. “I know how to build ‘em,” Weeks said.
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Maybe you’re freaking out about gaining that “Freshman 15” or the always dreaded beer belly. You can stop freaking and just eat smart. Although the cafeteria often doesn’t sound appealing to most of us, there are scrumptious dishes hiding at every station just waiting to be discovered. If you live off campus but aren’t
big on cooking, don’t worry. There are many simple ways to make a nutritious meal that won’t make you tired before a study session. Turn the page for some nutritious meals to keep you going all day and well into the wee study hours of the night.
English Muffin Pizza Ingredients
Who doesn’t like trail mix, seriously? Maybe you are the type of person who only really likes the M&Ms, so you save them for last. Why not make a mix that has EVERYTHING you like? It’s easy. Grab four or five of your favorite trail mix ingredients and make your own special brand of delicious trail mix.
• 1 sliced English muffin • 4 Tbsp of pizza sauce • ¼ cup mozzarella or your favorite kind of cheese
• Toast both sides of the English muffin • Spread 2 Tbsp of pizza sauce on each half of muffin • Top with cheese • Nuke it in microwave for 30 sec, or when cheese is melted
*Also, try adding ham, pepperoni, or pineapple as desired.
Ingredients Directions Extras • Chips • Cheese • Salsa
• Place chips on plate or in bowl • Nuke nacho cheese in microwave and pour over chips (or leave in bowl and dip chips). • Pour salsa over chips (or do the same as cheese). • Add extra ingredients if desired.
• Ground and browned hamburger or chicken pieces • Lettuce • Tomatos • Jalapenos • Sour Cream • Onions • Guacamole
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Almonds Chocolate Chips Pretzels Marshmallows Shelled Peanuts
Extras • Fruit • Raisins • Candy Pieces
Story by Callie Cox | Design by Lyndsey Hrabik | Photos by Nate Knobel
acing thoughts, shaky hands, everything out of focus. This time again, I was sure I wouldn’t make it. I know better, but in the middle of a hurricane, common sense doesn’t have a voice. Deep down, I know I am not in my right mind, but it’s hard to bring that thought to the surface. My thoughts are consumed with fear. Several minutes into my panic attack, I feel the muscles in my legs, shoulders, back, arms, fingers and toes begin to cramp. Desperately I try to stretch, but my body has unknowingly been so tense for so long that I’ve lost muscle control for the remainder of the attack. The fear escalates because of the pain. I notice my veins feel like ice, and my chest constricts. My doctors have said that the pain I feel during a panic attack has been compared to those felt during a heart attack. I’ve never had a heart attack, but I know the pain is enough to convince me that living to experience another attack isn’t worth the fight. Anxiety doesn’t care if I am busy, if I am on a date, if I am at lunch with a group of friends, or if I’m in class. I’ve fought it for so long, that I am just tired. So when I feel one coming on, I find a place to myself and surrender complete control. It’s just easier in the long run if I get it over with. Anxiety is a compounding problem. The more I experience it, the more afraid I am to experience it again. The more I fear it, the more often the panic attacks come. The more panic attacks I have, the more I want to be by myself. Having a panic attack in front of anyone is horrible. It’s a vicious cycle. From anxiety, depression often develops. The panic attacks isolate me, and the more alone I am, the more depressed I become. Forget trying to explain it to anyone. They’ve never felt this level of fear and pain all at once…..let alone three times a day.
Last semester I was hospitalized because my anxiety and depression became too big. I spent a week in the hospital recovering from a failed suicide attempt, and another 10 weeks in a livein program that taught me how to fight depression and anxiety the right way. I don’t need to overdose on Xanax everyday to beat anxiety anymore. I didn’t tell any of my friends how bad things had gotten; I left everyone in the dark and tried to battle my problems alone. That was my biggest mistake. While at the live-in program, I had a continuous flow of letters, cards, flowers and support from visitors. It was a wake up call for me in more ways than one. I came back to school this semester with a new zest for life. I became involved on campus again with the things I loved. And no one passed judgment on the fact that I needed to get outside help. The Doane community is an incredible group of people. Most of the time, I get told that everyone is just happy to have me back at Doane, and smiling. If you struggle with anxiety (at any level), or know somebody who does, do not ignore the problem. There are people who can help, even if it’s only a friend sitting beside you talking you through the horrific experience. There are people who care, and most importantly, there are people who understand what it feels like to battle anxiety and depression on a daily basis. And if you find yourself having a panic attack, focus on your breathing. Counting the seconds as you breathe, telling yourself to inhale and exhale reminds you that you are still alive, and will be ok in just a few moments. Be bigger than the anxiety, know it is beatable. If the attacks continue, see a doctor. Medications are a last resort, but useful if the problem escalates. Medication is used as a short time solution. The more positively you can think, the less daunting life events will seem. No matter what happens, tomorrow is a new day.
Design by Jason Luong & Lyndsey Hrabik | Photo by Nate Knobel
I left everyone in the dark and tried to battle my problems alone. That was the biggest mistake.
Getting it Under Control You’ve heard about the traditional methods of birth control (the pill, condom, etc.). But just because it’s the traditional method doesn’t mean it’s the only method, or the most effective and convenient. It’s time to expand your horizons and think outside the box. Here are some new alternatives to at least keep in mind.
1. Not Your Average Pill
*Remember that the only way to avoid pregnancy is abstinence, and that birth control options do not protect against STDs.
Birth control pills may have been just an option for women in the past, but science is pushing us closer to a pill option for men. So far, a drug called JQ1 has been tested only on mice, but with results suggesting that the option could be on the market in the near future. The pill works by blocking a protein essential to sperm production. Just like the pill for women, this pill’s effects would be completely reversible. For now, only male mice can enjoy the effects.
2. Get a Shot? In My What?
Although it hasn’t hit the market yet, a new type of birth control for men is in the advanced stages of clinical trials in India. The contraceptive would involve an injection of a polymer gel named Vasalgel directly into the penis. Once injected, the Vasalgel would break down sperm for up to 10 years. And the best part is that this shot is being labeled as 100 percent effective. If you’re willing to handle the pain of a 15 minute procedure and its after effects, you could be worry-free for up to 10 years. And if you decide you want to have children before then, the procedure is reversible. Is the pain worth the gain? You be the judge. The injection could hit the U.S. market in 2015.
3. A Shot to the Arm
Men aren’t the only one who can get a shot. If women don’t mind getting shots, this could be the best option. Simply take a shot in your arm from a doctor every three months to prevent unwanted pregnancy. The shot is 99.9 percent effective and you only need to worry about retaking the shot four times a year. Check with a doctor to see if this option is right for you.
4. Put on the Patch
It used to be that patches were just to help you quit smoking. But now, they can do so much more. Women can simply put on a new patch once a week, and every fourth week is patch-free. It’s like the pill only without the hassle of remembering to take one every single day. The patch has been proven to be 99.9 percent effective for its users when it is used correctly.
Design by Lyndsey Hrabik
Avoid alcohol poisoning
Make sure you drink safely by eating before drinking, and also drinking one glass of water per alcoholic beverages consumed. Be aware of factors that affect your tolerance, like medications.
Don’t drink and drive
Utilize designated drivers, like sober friends or Tiger Wheels. If you have a tendency to drive when you’re not okay to do so, hand over your keys to a friend.
Watch out for your friends
If you notice a friend is getting too drunk too quickly or is showing signs of alcohol poisoning, make sure they are okay. Contact the proper authorities or call an ambulance—don’t simply assume they will be able to ‘sleep it off.’
Ditch mystery drinks
Don’t drink anything that you aren’t sure of the contents. Never accept a drink that’s already opened, or drinks from strangers.
Know your limits
When drinking, don’t give in to peer pressure. Do what you feel comfortable with. If you feel like you are becoming out of control or binging while drinking, make sure you stop drinking immediately.
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Story by Hannah Bauer | Design by Sierra Jones
T P F VE Ways NOT to get kicked out of a party
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You’re not a DJ, so don’t control the music. If you are partying in someone else’s place of living, chances are that they have already chosen what kind of music will set the right mood. Whether it be a cleverly named playlist, or the Busta Rhymes Pandora station, don’t change it unless they tell you to. I’m sure you know that one exceptional song that would revolutionize the party if you played it, but if they don’t ask to hear it, they probably won’t care. BYOB. There is nothing that people hate more than a drink stealer. It pisses people off because they spent
their hard earned money on it, therefore making it precious as liquid gold. And if they happen to be underage, certain drinks can be extremely hard to come by. So if you want to party, it’s your own responsibility to bring your own buzz. Alcoholic or not, drink stealing is just that: stealing.
Handle your party. There’s no quicker way to ruin a mood than by tossing your stomach contents ev-
erywhere. Even if you think you have discreetly sneaked off to the nearest bathroom, everyone still knows what you’re doing. Let’s face it. There is no excuse for the awful spewing T-Rex noises coming from your stall.
Leave the fighting for the boxing ring. Parties are high energy, and sometimes high stress environments. At Doane it’s practically impossible not to cross paths with your mortal enemy, and it can get messy when it happens at a party. So if you want desperately to try out your best UFC moves on them, try taking a breather outside first instead of making a scene that will probably get you yanked out of the party by your shirt collar. Don’t be an asshole. Trust me, being a nasty drunk gets you nowhere. Nobody wants to party with that one person who picks fights with anything that breathes. Long story short: respect their right to party!
Story and Design by Lizz Bauer
LOST and FOUND
2012 is a season of fashionable juxtapositions. Imagine this: The look for the season is like the long-lost gypsy cousins of the Russian royal family. The key to making this look work without seeming like you’re wearing a costume is to incorporate everyday pieces that you already own. This season’s look allows you to pull out those special occasion pieces that normally don’t get much wear. The interplay of luxe fabrics like satin and fur with utilitarian pieces are what makes this an entirely new look. It’s really about taking your nice pieces and “roughing them up” a bit. Another important aspect of this look is layering. This will come in the form of chunky sweaters, tons of jewelry and scarves. By doing so, outfits become much more versatile and transferable from day to night and will take you through winter in style.
Story by Lizz Bauer | Photos by Nate Knobel | Design by Lizz Bauer & Jason Luong
Left Model Coat by Legendary Goods Scarf by American Eagle Jeans by GAP Boots by American Eagle Center Model Fur vest by Urban Outfitters Lace vest by Marshalls Bustier by White House | Black Market Maxi skirt by White House | Black Market Shoes by Payless Right Model Sweater by Old Navy Shirt by Nordstrom Tights & socks by HUE Boots by Frye
Cody Fanning Memorial Dedication
Senator Bob Kerrey Speaks on Campus
Anatomy of Hate Documentary Director Mike Ramsdell Speaks on Campus
Womenâ€™s Soccer Wins GPAC Championship Title
Boeing Boeing Opening Night
Volleyball Wins GPAC Championship Title
Candy Chang Speaks on Campus; Before I Die Wall is Unveiled
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