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“It’s about two sisters trying to live the dream.” UI twins perform in the Theater Workshop production of My Sister this weekend. 80 Hours.

THURSDAY, September 26, 2013



Lime Days are here


Group aims to beat 21 The Young Americans for Liberty hosted an event Wednesday night to discuss repealing the 21-only ordinance. By Julia Davis

UI students gather with members of Dance Marathon to release balloons in celebration of the fight for kids with cancer in Hubbard Park on Wednesday. This events takes place during the Dance Marathon Lime Week, in which the group recruits new members. (The Daily Iowan/Callie Mitchell) At exactly 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, members of the University of Iowa Dance Marathon stripped their sweaters and coats — revealing a sea of lime-green T-shirts — and dominated the Pentacrest in a surprise flash mob. This event was one of several taking place throughout the week as part of Lime Days, Dance Marathon’s recruitment week.

This annual event began in 2011 in an attempt to get more students interested in participating in the Big Event in February. Events this week began on Sunday; they include a family picnic, a balloon release in Hubbard Park, and on Thursday a meet-and-greet with families will be held in the IMU. The third annual Dance Marathon 5K

will take place on Oct. 6, in Lower City Park. This year will mark the 20th Dance Marathon Big Event. Last year’s event raised $1.53 million for children cancer patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Since 1995, the group has raised $12.7 million. This academic year’s Big Event will take place Feb. 7 and 8 in the IMU. — by Cassidy Riley

New fraternity graces the university A new traditionally Jewish fraternity has come to campus with the hopes of growing rapidly. By Megan Sanchez





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Private enrollment down Private schools around the nation, including Iowa City schools, are seeing a decrease in enrollment.

Referencing “horror stories” resulting from fraternity pledging and hazing practices, University of Iowa freshman Jared Bohlmann had no intentions of joining a fraternity when he first arrived on campus this fall. However, when he heard about one national chapter that debunks those notions, his interest was sparked. Now, after three years of applying for a spot, a new traditionally Jewish fraternity has joined the University of Iowa’s growing greek population, and Bohlmann said the colony changed his views on “going greek.” “The opportunity of being a founding father, an influential part on campus, and having a chance to really get involved was what won me over,” he said. Zeta Beta Tau arrived on campus at the start of the fall semester, following a trend of more UI students choosing to “go greek.” The fraternity is currently considered a colony and will become a full chapter on campus as soon as academic and member quota requirements are met. And while the chapter, whose national roots date back to 1898, gained five members through the formal recruitment process, many more got involved by way of a simple phone call from Mike Pollack-Twomey. Pollack-Twomey serves as an expansion consultant for Zeta Beta

Since being instituted in 2010, the 21-only ordinance has been a constant source of debate among local businesses, University of Iowa students, and government officials in Iowa City. The ordinance prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from being in a bar after 10 p.m. On Nov. 5, the ordinance will go up for a vote once again. The UI Young Americans for Liberty hosted an event on Wednesday night titled “Restore Iowa City: Repeal the 21-Ordinance” to discuss tactics to put in place in order to successfully repeal the ordinance in the upcoming election. At the event, members brainstormed a variety of strategies to gather the needed number of citizens to vote “yes” to repeal the ordinance, as well as gaining awareness of the election among students. Group President Joey Gallagher cited a number of reasons he and the group are opposed to the ordinance. He argued the safety of students is compromised because of drinking that occurs at house parties is not regulated.

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fall. This Sunday, the Zeta Beta Tau chapter will initiate between 15 and 20 new members in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber. The national chapter has initiated more than 140,000 men in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Instead of going through the pledging process, members can be initiated in 72 hours of accepting their invitation by becoming educated about Zeta Beta Tau ideals and beliefs. Only one other Interfraternity Council

While the Iowa City School District is one of the fastest growing district in the state, local private schools are just beginning to bounce back from a decline in enrollment following the recession. Iowa City has grown by more than 10,000 residents since 1990. For the Iowa City’s School District, enrollment has been at an all-time high. Kate Moreland, community relations’ coordinator for the district, said enrollment is growing between 300 and 500 kids per year. However, private schools have taken a hit becasue of recent economic woes. Myra McGovern, an official at the National Association of Independent Schools, said nationally, when the recession hit, fewer families were applying to private schools, while a larger number of families applied for financial aid. McGovern said enrollment in private schools hit a peak in 2008 and 2009 but crashed alongside the stock market.

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Members of the new fraternity Zeta Beta Tau are seen in the IMU on Tuesday. Zeta Beta Tau came to the UI this fall. (The Daily Iowan/Emily Burds) Tau headquarters, located in Indianapolis. “It is a unique and special opportunity to help establish a new ZBT colony of quality individuals to this great campus at the University of Iowa,” he said in an email. “I have been so impressed by these men and confident in their abilities to bring a very positive impact to Iowa City.” As of the spring 2013 academic semester, the Interfraternity Council, which oversees Zeta Beta Tau, had 917 registered members. During the most recent round of recruitment this semester, approximately 344 new members were welcomed this







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By Emily Friese

The number of local elections that shot down a new justice center stands firmly at 2-0. With a public-interest survey in its second phase, there is a new opportunity to gain insight on the contentious topic. The current Johnson County Jail was built in 1981 and holds 92 inmates. However, according to the jail population statistics, roughly 160 Johnson County residents at any given time need to be held in jail, but only a percentage stay in the Johnson County Jail. This in turn forces the county to spend close to $1.3 million yearly to send inmates to other county jails. In Nov. 2012, Johnson County residents failed to pass a proposed bond referendum that would put $46.8 million into the construction of a new, 243-bed facility with six courtrooms. While 56 percent voted in approval, it failed to pass the 60 percent required supermajority. In May, an updated $43.5 million bond referendum reduced the number of beds and courtroom space from the earlier proposal. Votes once again fell short of the supermajority, coming in at just 54

percent. Survey 2.0: Design a Justice Center Online, is the second survey to be released by the Johnson County Justice Center interest group. It was posted on the Justice Center’s website earlier this month and will be taken offline on Sept. 30. Anyone can log in and take the survey. The first online survey, posted in August, asked the public what they wanted from a new Justice Center. Greg Johnson, a volunteer with the Johnson County Justice Center group, said the design of the new survey is to identify possible solutions to the polarizing debate. “We’ve talked about the problems; now, let’s talk about the solutions,” he said. The recent survey asks members of the community to identify and design their “ideal” justice center and to post ideas regarding facility location, sustainability features, services, and staffing. Aleksey Gurtovoy, a member of Vote No Justice Center, said while he respects what Johnson is trying to do with the survey, he feels the public should not be focusing so much on the physical building. “There are issues in the criminal justice

system that we think should be worked on before the county comes to the public and asks for money for a new one,” he said. “There are things that nobody really understands, like why our county jail population is three times what it should be … it doesn’t make sense to talk about the jail before we get our situation under control.” Conversely, Johnson said problems within the criminal-justice system in the community must be addressed, such as worn-out courthouses, a lack of basic safety mechanisms, an outdated fire-protection system, and general accessibility issues. “Our jail and courthouse are not legal,” he said. “They should shut it down, but it’s all we have. We can’t continue to bunk people in tiny rooms or ship people off. At some point, the state may come and shut it down because it’s just not right.” Johnson said he plans to share information from the survey in a written report with the Johnson County Board of Supervisors as well as the public once results are in. Supervisor Pat Harney said while he does not recall receiving feedback from the first survey, the supervisors take public feedback very se-

riously. “We’ve had listening posts where we went to different communities to get public opinion, but they aren’t highly attended,” he said. “It’s interesting that we aren’t getting the people to come listen and ask questions about this.” And while there is no permanent plan to vote for a new Justice Center, Harney said they’re trying to get the ball rolling. “We’ve been working on this since 2000,” he said. “We’re going to meet with law officials and garner more interest from the public. We’re moving it forward, but there is no date, place, or time yet. It could be a year from now.”

trolled-substance violation. According to an Iowa City police complaint, members of the Johnson County Drug Task Force conducted an investigation into marijuana growing.

Callahan was allegedly spotted leaving the marijuana-growing location and admitted to growing marijuana. During a search, officials reportedly located 14 plants and different tools used to tend them.

From video on a trail cam, Callahan was allegedly found tending the plants on more than one occasion. Controlled-substance violation is a Class-D felony. — by Megan Sanchez

was charged Tuesday with OWI, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Andrew Knott, 18, Marion,

was charged Tuesday public intoxication. Shaunetta McNeil, 1514 Dover St., charged Tuesday disorderly conduct

interference with official acts. William Roe, 50, Clinton, Iowa, was charged Wednesday with public intoxication.

Justice Center The Johnson County Justice Center interest group is using a survey to gauge public opinion on a justice center. • This is the second survey the group has issued. • The survey asks people to design and identify their perfect justice center. • The county jail is currently at three times the population of what it can sustain. Source: Greg Johnson, member of the Johnson County Justice Center group, Aleksey Gurtovoy, member of Vote No “Justice Center”

metro Man faces drug charge An Iowa City man has been accused of growing marijuana. Michael Callahan, 36, was charged Tuesday with a con-

Blotter De’Janne Dumas, 42, 1514 Dover St., was charged Tuesday with disorderly conduct and interference with official acts. Levi Hall, 32, Davenport,

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Public Library forges ahead with renovations The Iowa City Public Library is on schedule and on budget to complete its renovations. By Abigail Meier

While a 2-year-old bounces down the hallways of the Iowa City Public Library and a couple read in the new magazine lounge, a loud humming comes from a drill as renovations continue. The library, 123 S. Linn St., is undergoing a number of renovations that began two years ago and are on track for a timely completion. The Better Building, Better Services project aims to improve customer service at the library. The Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation has invested roughly $450,000 in improvements over the past two years. Officials estimate renovations will be completed in mid-October. “The new children section is the best I’ve seen from any other public libraries I have been to,” said Iowa City resident Noor Miller. Library Director Susan Craig said the renovations will include new teen and children sections, updated technology, added furniture and carpet, and reorganized help desks. Craig said the project is in its final stages, with renovations to the teen and children’s section nearly complete. Technology, furniture and carpet have been updated in the library. The Iowa City library has the largest circulation in the state and

assisted 720,000 people last year. Craig said because the circulation is already high, she doesn’t anticipate the renovations to affect the circulation. Officials have encountered only one issue with the renovations. A piece of glass to be placed in a glass wall in the teen’s section hasn’t arrived. Craig said the library will continue without it. Miller, her husband, and two children visit the library’s updated children’s section at least once a week. Miller said her family spends most of their library visits in the children’s section because of the plentiful number of children’s activities available. “One of the purposes of these renovations was to improve technology, particularly for teens and children,” Craig said. “Hopefully, we are giving access to kids who might not have that access at home.” One particular example of new technology is the new e-signs. Kara Logsden, the community and access services coordinator at the library, said the e-signs are used to share information about library collections, programs, and services and how the public can support the library. There are also two interactive e-signs with maps that visitors can use to find destinations within the library along with a calendar they can change instantaneously. “We’re very excited to roll them out,” Logsden said. “I think that there’s going to be a little bit of a learning period for us to figure out what’s the best way to present the information, but we think that it’s a great way to share information about the library.”

The teen space at the Iowa City Public Library, currently under construction, is seen on Wednesday. The teen space is part of the library’s renovation, which include an updated children’s room and e-signs. (The Daily Iowan/Tyler Finchum) She said the library was charged a startup cost and after that an ongoing maintenance fee for the e-signs. The Cedar Rapids Public Library and the Pappajohn Business Building on the Universi-

ty of Iowa campus also display e-signs. Thus far, the improvements have received a positive response. “I really like the magazine area because it’s away from everything,” said UI

senior Maureen Jennings. “They also put a great emphasis on creating a new study space.” Craig said the new innovations have brought advancements in resources to the public.

“I like to see how the plans that you make that are on paper or on a computer file are realized by real carpet and furniture,” she said. “It’s great to then see people using the new space effectively.”

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Response on Syria

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Last week, in a letter to the editor printed in the The Daily Iowan, the UI College Republicans argued that President Obama had “dropped the ball” when it came to his handling of the Bashar Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against civilians in the ongoing Syrian Civil War. Closer examination of this letter, however, reveals a flimsy argument that can’t stand up to scrutiny. The letter starts out with an admission from the College Republicans that they agree with the president’s “overarching policy goals during the Syrian crisis.” Unfortunately, the College Republicans go on to misstate the president’s policy goals when they blast him for not taking military action in order to “stop the massacre in Syria.” The president’s policy, however, has never been to end the conflict; rather, the administration has explicitly stated that its main prerogative is to uphold international norms prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. The letter goes on to chastise the president for being “bailed out by [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.” This quote mischaracterizes the role the Russians have played in the Syrian crisis. Any sort of resolution to the chemical-weapons issue in Syria was going to have to involve Russia, which is the Assad regime’s main weapons importer and ally. And in the end, it was interaction with Russia that led to a breakthrough, as the two sides agreed to force Syria to destroy its chemical-weapons stockpile without the U.S. bombing yet another Middle Eastern country. The College Republicans also seem to have a limited understanding of how internal U.S. politics work when they argue “Just a few short days ago, Congress could have approved military in-

tervention with bipartisan support. But Obama’s mishandling of international affairs … has since derailed any chance of congressional approval.” The major problem with this, of course, is that there was very little willingness in Congress to approve a strike, because large majorities of the American public opposed any sort of military intervention in the crisis. That congressional opposition had built up a bipartisan coalition against the strike, with most members of Congress publically opposing military action. Congress was nowhere close to approving a strike; so to suggest the president bungled a sure thing is to ignore the political reality. The letter’s most ludicrous argument, however, is saved for the very end, when the College Republicans lament that the Untied States’ international credibility has been “destroyed” by the lack of a military strike on Syria. On the contrary, despite its diplomatic preferences in Syria, the United States still has the world’s largest and most powerful military and continues to be the undisputed economic, political, and cultural superpower. The U.S. has military bases in almost every country on this planet and continues to exert its authority through U.S.-led international organizations such as NATO, the IMF, and the U.N. To suggest that the lack of a minor bombing campaign in a single civil conflict has totally destroyed the credibility of the most powerful country on this planet is simply absurd. There is definitely room to criticize the administration’s policy on Syria. I did so myself a few weeks ago when I argued that a military strike on the country would be foolish. But in order articulate such a criticism, one must have a basic understanding of the geo-political factors involved, something the College Republicans apparently lack. Because of this, the College Republicans’ argument comes off as a poorly constructed shot at the president that doesn’t engage with the reality of the situation.

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No Child Left Behind failing The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was a federal law meant to improve educational accountability by administering yearly standardized tests to K-12 students. States were allowed to set their own scoring standards but had to meet growth measures set by the federal government called adequate yearly progress. All students in all subcategories must meet this standard by 2014 according to the law. This month, the Iowa Department of Education released a report on No Child Left Behind showing that 64 percent of Iowa schools did not meet the adequate yearly progress standards, up from 52 percent during the preceding year. The report also notes that 94 percent of students were supposed to meet the adequate yearly progress benchmark this year, up from the prior year’s standard of 80 percent. In the coming school year, 100 percent of students are required to meet the adequate yearly progress measure. “On paper, many more schools and districts are missing targets or moving into higher levels of accountability,” Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck said. “No Child Left Behind’s arbitrary rules fail to recognize that students come to school with different starting points.” This 12-year-old bill has succeeded in showing which students are struggling the most according to the applied testing method, but it is hopelessly misguided in attempting to hold schools accountable for students’ performance while setting highly unrealistic goals. No Child Left Behind holds schools accountable for what is largely beyond their control: students’ performance on tests. Schools don’t get to pick their students; they must educate every attending student as well as possible. Of course, schools do bear some responsibility, but to focus solely on schools is extraordinarily unfair both to the institutions and to students. The average public school receives about half of its funding from local property taxes, which are heavi-

ly dependent on the affluence or lack thereof in the community it serves. Schools have to make do with whatever funds they can scrape together. Available resources have a strong influence on schools’ abilities to meet the standards set by No Child Left Behind. Beyond funding problems, schools simply can’t be expected to be responsible for other factors regarding students themselves. K-12 students are generally in class for six to seven hours on weekdays. Schools can’t control what happens outside that time frame, students’ beliefs and values, or the backgrounds from which students come. All of these social factors strongly influence how students perform on tests. Iowa towns such as Storm Lake and Marshalltown experienced a huge influx of immigrants from Latin America in recent years and expecting schools in these communities to keep up with standards set up through No Child Left Behind is unreasonable. For most of these Latino immigrants, English is a second language. There is no opportunity to take standardized tests in any other language, so these schools are automatically at a big disadvantage. Data from the Iowa Department of Education report show that by most measures, students classified as English language learners on average score well below average along with most non-white students and those coming from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. With many of the problems in dealing with accountability and testing, No Child Left Behind is a miserable failure and needs to be substantially revised so that it will actually help struggling schools educate their students.

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UI greek life poorly integrated Ashley Lee ashley

It’s common for University of Iowa students to consider greek life. However, not much thought is given to each chapter’s racial demographics. Recently, the University of Alabama’s National Panhellenic Conference sororities have received negative attention. The 16 chapters have been accused of not extending an invitation to two students because of their race. Such news is troubling. To think young women can preach acceptance and sisterhood, then be intolerant to those who are “different” is disappointing. Although Alabama is a state with a long history of racial intolerance, the location of this injustice should not be an excuse to not hold the university’s chapters accountable. I considered greek life as a possibility to create a bond with my peers. I think sororities and fraternities are meant to foster positive relationships and help students learn about themselves, but I’ve

also wondered how such a thing is possible when greek organizations often practice de facto segregation. At the University of Iowa, greek life is composed of four council executive boards — Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Multicultural Greek Council — which oversee the universities fraternities and sororities. According to the UI’s 2013 Council Publication, Multicultural Greek Council includes “Latino/a-, Asian-, and LGBT-based chapters” and National Pan-Hellenic Council includes “seven of the “Divine Nine” historically African-American fraternities and sororities.” The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council, on the other hand, are traditionally predominantly white. None of UI’s chapters blatantly discriminate when recruiting new members, but there is an unspoken rule when it comes to showing interest. Many white students choose to stick within the realm of Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council organizations, while non-whites remain under the umbrella of

National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council. My question is, why? The organizations have yet to be fully integrated. And no, the token black girl in a pledge class of 30 white girls does not count. It can be intimidating to be in the minority and see no one who looks like you. As a black person attending a predominantly white institution, I often feel out of place. I’d like to see Latinos, Asians, blacks, and other groups fully represented in all UI chapters. While it is unlikely that greek life will readily integrate anytime soon, the thought is worth contemplating. After all, we talk so much about living in a post-racial society. Some of my peers even tell me race is not an issue because a black man is president. UI President Sally Mason said in a recent DI interview, “We’ve been an institution that I think has been very welcoming to minorities, and more and more on our campus, the diversity is such that it is hard to see who’s a minority and who’s not anymore.” If only they could open their eyes. It’s easy to say there’s no segregation in greek

life. But if this is the case, why is it year after year, greek organizations are predominantly made up of one race or another? Unfortunately, racial diversity is not a priority for a lot of us. We often practice color-blindness and do not question why we have racially homogenous friendships. We choose to not question tradition; instead, we simply go along to get along. Part of maturing and relieving ignorance, however, is creating bonds with those of a different race and not only understanding, but appreciating our very different realities. UI’s greek councils and individual chapters need to do a better job of recruiting members from different racial backgrounds. They could start by making the recruitment process for all four greek council chapters equally visible on campus. Prospective members should also do their part in showing interest in the different organizations by attending events and familiarizing themselves with the different councils. Not only will this end segregation by choice, but students may also learn to build and appreciate more interracial relationships.

unlike many others of my age. I look at the loss of a loved one from a completely different perspective. I look at myself and see someone who has it much better off than others who experienced this pain. I look at my father and still have not decided what I think. October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My story is far from an uncommon one. The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates 15.5 million children live in homes where they witness and live under the threat of domestic violence and abuse. The National Coalition reports that one-third of female homicides stems from domestic violence. Statistics show that one man

and over three women are killed every day in this country by an intimate partner. Chronically underreported, and more often ill-understood, domestic violence leaves an impact that survives decades. Whether it takes the shape of domestic homicide, physical abuse, or emotional neglect, take a moment this next month to reflect upon those affected. For me, this time of year has no reason to be pleasant or enjoyed, yet I still take comfort knowing that I have the resources and support system that has done more than could be asked for 16 years and I know many more to come.

Letters to the editor A time to reflect on domestic violence I’ve been told my mother had a big personality. My family is never short on stories that describe Mom as adventurous, outgoing, resourceful, loving, and very vocal of her beliefs. Unfortunately, I can never say I knew her this way. For every story that is added to the beautiful and undoubtedly tumultuous story of my mother’s life, my task of understanding her legacy seems more impossible to complete. Oct. 26 marks 16 years since my mother was killed by her estranged husband, my father, when I was only 4 years old.

This single event has shaped me more than anything. Every facet of my life has been undeniably linked to this loss, from the obvious to ways I still do not fully appreciate. When I am asked how my parents are, I immediately think of my aunt, the woman who chose to raise me without a moment’s hesitation. When I look at my last name, it is not my given name, rather a chosen reflection of my mother and her family. Regular events — band concerts, school plays, football games, high-school dances, family vacations, and holidays — come and go with full knowledge important people have been missing. I follow and scrutinize the criminal legal system and our lawmakers

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frat Continued from front house, the UI’s Lamda Chi Alpha chapter, has similar practices. UI sophomore Zachary Zwierz, the Zeta Beta Tau president, said the idea of changing views of fraternities campus-wide is one

of the group’s goals for the year. “We want everyone to feel equal from the day they’re initiated, and that really spoke to a lot of the freshmen,” he said. “I think as a whole [pledging is] not really needed.” Zwierz said the fraternity will seek a house in the future, but the members are not sure when. He also


said they have plans to work with a philanthropy group called Get on the Ball, which benefits the Children’s Miracle Network. The members will also create a fundraiser where they will bring a 6-foot inflatable ball to campus, roll it around, and gain student signatures. For each signature, Get on the Ball will donate 10 cents to the Chil-

dren’s Miracle Network. Zwierz said the chapter hopes to pursue this fundraiser in the late fall or early spring of this academic year. Dan Wrona, the interim associate director at the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership, said it is important for greek life at the UI to continue to expand.

“It’s a good sign that the [greek] community is doing what it should be doing and making good progress,” he said. David Lerner, director of expansion at Zeta Beta Tau headquarters, said Zeta Beta Tau stands for intellectual awareness, social responsibility, integrity, and brotherly love. And even though the fra-

NEWS 5A ternity was founded to be Jewish, not all members have to practice Judaism. As of now, only one person in the UI Zeta Beta Tau colony is Jewish. “[Zeta Beta Tau] will recruit and initiate men of good character, regardless of religion, race or creed who are accepting of these principles,” Lerner said in an email.

21-only Continued from front “When you’re downtown, you can’t get wasted, black-out drunk like you can at house parties,” Gallagher said. “It doesn’t fly. It’s just not the environment.” However, in a recent interview with The Daily Iowan, UI President Sally Mason addressed this concern as a nonissue. “We track our own students’ behaviors, and we’ve certainly seen decreases in everything from binge drinking to arrests,” she said. “Everybody said it would just mean there would be lots more wild house parties, and while I think there are probably more house parties, we haven’t seen the incidents of those go beyond anything that wasn’t realistic.” According to a spring report from the American College Health Assessment, alcohol use at the UI has decreased significantly since 2009 and is now reportedly at the lowest level in more than 20 years of data collection. However, the grand total of alcohol-related incidents on campus, both criminal and noncriminal, have increased from 1,046 in 2009 to 1,719 in 2012, a recent statistical report by UI police indicated. The meeting also addressed the ordinance’s economic effect on bar owners in downtown Iowa City. Many bar owners stand

schools Continued from front “For many Americans, that was the dramatic moment,” McGovern said. “For many independent schools they had already started that school year, and parents had already paid tuition, so they weren’t going to take their kids out of school.” As the economic outlook for the country slowly increases, local private schools are starting to see the effect of that.

UI students fill up plastic ups with beer from a keg at a house party on Sept. 13. The 21-ordinence will go up for a vote again on Nov. 5. (The Daily Iowan/Callie Mitchell) with the Young Americans for Liberty and wish to repeal the ordinance. “I think anything that will drive more legal volume to all of the bars and the restaurants downtown, I think [all the bar owners] would be in favor of that,” said Airliner owner Jim Rinella. “I think

anything that diminishes the volume of business makes it very hard, because there are certain economics of business that you have to think about.” But Kelly Bender, the campus-community harm reduction initiatives coordinator for the UI, said while bars and nightclubs

lose business due to the ordinance, other businesses have room to grow downtown. “There’s a lot of things in the pipeline that are being planned, that there wasn’t space for in the previous environment that was taken over by mostly nightclubs when

we were an underage drinking destination,” she said. “There’s just been so much progress that it just doesn’t make any kind of common sense to say let’s repeal this progress at this time.” UI senior Adam Tarleton, who attended the meeting, thinks that the is-

sue comes down to freedom and what defines an adult. “Essentially, I think it’s more of when you’re 18, you’re an adult, and you have a right to go to the bars and do what you want,” he said. “I don’t think you should be punished just because of your age.”

“[In the past] we had a waiting list throughout the entire elementary school,” said Lee Iben, the president of Regina Catholic School. “If you went back 15 years, when you found out that you were pregnant, you got your kids name on the waiting list at Regina.” Iben said prior to the recession, Regina’s enrollment was approximately 900 students, excluding the preschool. This year, he said, it’s at around 820 students with 90 preschoolers. According to the United

States National Center for Education Statistics, enrollment in private schools for students in preschool through 12th grade has been decreasing since 2001. From 2008 to 2009, after the recession hit, enrollment dropped by 219 students nationally. Joe McTighe, the executive director of the Council for American Private Education, said on a national level, religious school enrollment has taken the hardest hit. “I guess the big story over the last five years has been the decline in Cath-

olic school enrollment,” he said. “Particularly on urban Catholic schools. A lot of inner city parents were not able to afford those tuitions.” Nationally, for Catholic schools, between the 19891990 and 2010-2011 school years, there has been an 11.4 percent enrollment decrease. Regina, Heritage Christian School, Montessori School of Iowa City, and Willowwind School all have seen consistently high demands for enrollment in their preschool program, but even that

has been negatively impacted by the growth of public preschool programs. “Part of our variance, that we’re aware of, has to do with the inclusion of preschool programs within the public-school system,” said Connie Guiberson, head of the School at Montessori. “[Also] families are changing … in regard to working at home and who is available to be at home.” Despite the general decreases in enrollment nationally and locally, one local school has not felt the effects of the recession like other schools. Heritage

has seen an 80 percent increase in enrollment in the past nine years. The 2009-10 school year marked the first year for Heritage in their newly built facility to accommodate increased enrollment. Their growing pains did not stop there, though. “If we continue to grow at this same rate at which we’ve been growing, we’re going to be filling this building to capacity,” said Heritage Principal Mike Annis. “We don’t have any additional classroom space in which to expand in this current building.”




TEDx to make its way to the UI in October The University of Iowa will host its first ever TEDx talk next month. By Michelle Kim

A form of academic discussion that has swept the nation, TEDx, will make its first University of Iowa appearance next month. TEDx is a set of conferences that take place around the country. These events allow communities, organizations, and individuals a chance to share their voices through inspiring stories and experiences at a local level. The conference will take place in the IMU second-floor ballroom on Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Because TED encourages every event to be interdisciplinary, the UI chose its TEDx theme to be “excel.”

“We thought that [having the excel theme] is a really nice way to make it unique to our campus,” said Paul Mintner, the coordinator of leadership programs for the UI Center for Student and Leadership. “We want people to excel both personally and professionally, and the people we’re going to have talk at this event have done that themselves and are going to be sharing a little about that.” UI senior Anthony Ferguson was chosen out of 22 applicants to be the TEDx student speaker. “I’m kind of a person, when I see an opportunity, I try to jump on everything and like being involved in tons of stuff,” he said. “It’s

always been my dream to publicly speak in front of someone and share my personal stories, so I just went ahead and applied, not really knowing completely what I was getting myself into, but knowing that I really wanted to share something.” Not wanting to give away too many details, Ferguson said his topic will be his own story based on excelling and overcoming barriers in his life, which allowed him to join different organizations and eventually prevail at the UI. Along with Ferguson, there will be seven other nonstudent speakers who all have affiliations with the UI. The 100 tickets

available for the UI students sold out almost entirely on the first day. The tickets were sold in proportion to the population of the undergraduate and graduate students, meaning 75 of the tickets went to undergraduate students while the remainder was sold to graduate students. Mintner said that the reason behind having only 100 seats available is to control the quality of the event. “[TEDx] didn’t want to just give its name to something and not turn out in the standards of what it has,” he said. Between February and late March of this year, the UI was granted the license

The UI will host its first Tedx event • Speakers include one UI student speaker, Anthony Ferguson, and seven nonstudent speakers • The Tedx at the University of Iowa will have an “excel” theme • The event will take place in the IMU second-floor ballroom on Oct. 12 Source: Paul Mintner, coordinator of leadership programs for the UI Center for Student Involvement and Leadership

and conducted the actual planning. Both graduate and undergraduate students assisted in the planning. “Everything from the planning has been really organized and everyone in the committee has worked really hard to get this rolling,” said Jack Cumming, the vice president of UI Student Government. “Oct. 12 is going to be something really special.”

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Something’s afoot with 2 Hawks

Iowa forward Cloe Lacasse runs the ball at the Iowa Soccer Complex on Sept. 8. Iowa defeated Wright State, 1-0. (The Daily Iowan/Alyssa Hitchcock)

Iowa forwards Cloe Lacasse and Ashley Catrell are the driving force behind the Hawks’ offense. By Jacob Sheyko

Looking into a box score after an Iowa soccer match, one is bound to find Iowa forwards Cloe Lacasse and Ashley Catrell involved in some scoring play. The two forwards were the driving force behind Iowa’s attack last season, and this season is no different. Through the nine games played this season, the duo is leading the team in points with nine each. “I think there’s an understanding of what type of balls they like to play to each other and there’s a good understanding of when somebody is taking on someone one on one, where the other person has to be moving to get a pass,” head coach Ron Rainey said. “Those have been good things we’ve

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half to 48 yards allowed per contest. Iowa’s players noticed the slip in kick coverage efforts, too. Iowa safe-

Volleyball Continued from 8a ered an “error” by NCAA standards? In fact, there are a multitude of actions that are officially scored as errors by game scorekeepers, which includes attacking errors such as touching the ball more than three times per side on a volley, hitting the ball out of bounds on the opponents side, and serving into the net. “[Attacking errors] are one of the big problems we have,” junior Alex Lovell

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The Hawkeyes slow starts and second period successes can be partially attributed to the team’s halftime adjustments, Iowa head coach Tracey Griesbaum said. However, she would like to see her play more of a complete game. “We want to start strong and finish stronger,” the 14-year head coach said. “I think there’s a greater sense of urgency [in the second half].” How do the 5-3

seen in games as well.” Lacasse and Catrell’s main role is to create goal-scoring opportunities. As a whole, the Hawks have excelled in this aspect of the game. In their nine games this season, Iowa has outshot their opponents 150 to 65. Most of these goal-scoring opportunities have come from the feet of Lacasse and Catrell. Of those 150 shots Iowa has attempted, 65 of them have come from the two teammates. The duo of Lacasse and Catrell wasn’t always such a potent aspect of the Hawks offense. In 2011, while Lacasse was excelling as a freshman on the field, Catrell saw limited playing time. But as the 2012 season rolled around, Catrell earned a starting role and the increased play-

ing time that came with it. The two clicked and led Iowa to 12-6-3 record and combined for 20 goals and 11 assists. “I’ve become more confident from last year,” Catrell said. “Especially being a senior, just knowing my role and being a team leader for the younger kids.” The two have brought their experience of last year into this season — combining for 5 goals and 8 assists. “We’ve had the experience together so it was a good transition,” Lacasse said. “We know what each other’s strengths and weaknesses are so we can play off of them and help each other out.” For Catrell, the difference in this season comes down to being more comfortable on the field and knowing how to play off of each other.

“After these years together we kind of know where were going to be,” Catrell said. “I know where Cloe’s going to make a run for me to play it to her. Or I know where to get open as she takes the ball down the line.” One aspect the duo has improved upon last season is their passing — or at least judging by the stat sheet. Catrell currently has three assists on the year and Lacasse has collected five of her own — approaching their previous season-highs of four and seven, respectively. “It’s definitely something we’ve practiced,” Lacasse said. “Any offensive player knows that goals or assists are the same thing as long as they going in the back of the net. It’s something we take great pride in.”

ty Tanner Miller reminisced about the returns former Hawkeyes Tim Dwight and Andy Brodell accumulated during their careers, and noticed how Iowa seemed to deviate from that recipe for success. But Miller, a senior, was also a part of

Iowa teams that had the poor special-team record, and is able to see the improvement the Black and Gold have made in that aspect over the years. “Back in the early 2000s, we were excellent on special teams,” Miller said. “I think for the last four or

five years, we’ve kind of gotten away from that. In the off-season, Coach said we were going to spend the needed amount of time on special teams. “I think we’ve done that and I think we’re starting to see improvement.”

said. “We can’t afford to have that many errors and keep making them, especially once Big Ten play starts and we start to face teams that don’t make as many errors as we do. We still want to be aggressive, but we have to be more careful as well.” One good barometer for looking at the effect too many errors can have on a team is hitting percentage, which is calculated by taking the total number of kills, subtracting errors, and dividing it by total attempts. Because Iowa finished with the third-most errors in the Big Ten last

season, it’s not surprising that its .165 hitting percentage was dead last in the conference. Having said that, it is something that the team and Dingman have been working to correct. “After we saw that we had a lot of mistakes and areas we need to work on, we’ve been in the gym every day this week working on our bumping and working on our setting,” senior Bethany Yeager said. “We have also done a lot of individual work working on receiving serves better and getting better at passing.” The one positive take

away from all this is that at least you can say that the Hawks have their work cut out for them and that they have nowhere to go but up. The 9-3 Hawkeyes are only one win shy of surpassing their total of ten from last year, and hopefully more commitment to smarter play will correlate to more wins in the Big Ten. “Errors will come and go, but I think as long as we can keep improving our passing and keep serving hard we’ll be able to eliminate a lot of those errors,” sophomore Erin Radke said.

Hawkeyes translate that sense of urgency and success after the break into the first half? Dani Hemeon has scored 2 of her 3 goals in the latter period this season. The junior thinks the first five to 10 minutes of the game are pivotal in setting the tone for the remainder of the time. “A lot of times we’ve just started off a little slow, and then, eventually, we kind of keep on this uphill grind,” the Gilroy, Calif., native said. “And then in the second half we just do very [well].” All three of Hemeon’s

scores have come on penalty corners, another statistic that is skewed for Iowa. The team has taken 22 in the second half as opposed to 18 in the first. That metric goes handin-hand with shots. If the Hawkeyes are taking more shots in a given period, they will be on the attack more and draw more corners, which means more scoring chances. With Big Ten play beginning this weekend, sophomore Natalie Cafone is looking for her team to step up and put everything together during conference play. She said the

added level of competition is a strong challenge for the Hawkeyes. Griesbaum echoed Cafone’s statements, saying one of the Hawkeyes’ main focuses in their 6-0 rout of Kent State on Sunday was to get out and attack early — which the Hawks did. The team scored two goals in the first 11 minutes of the match, one of them coming from Cafone at the 1:50 mark. “[We need to] play a full game,” Cafone said. “I just think that we need to play 70 minutes and as a team.”




LOWERY HONORED Iowa cornerback B.J. Lowery was named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week after returning 2 interceptions for touchdowns during Iowa’s 59-3 romp over Western Michigan. The announcement was made Wednesday by the Jim Thorpe Association. The Jim Thorpe Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association, which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Lowery, a senior from Cincinnati, added 4 tackles to his totals against Western Michigan. His first interception return went 35 yards for a score. Lowery’s second one took just 13 yards before reaching the end zone. Lowery becomes the first Hawkeye with 2 interception return touchdowns in a single game. He’s also just the second Big Ten football player to do so since 1998. Lowery has snared 3 interceptions in the last two games. Iowa (3-1) begins Big Ten play Saturday against Minnesota (4-0) for the annual battle for the Floyd of Rosedale. Game time is 2:36 p.m.


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Hawkeyes special again

— by Cody Goodwin

EX-HAWK BUSH HONORED Former Iowa wrestler and NCAA champion Pete Bush was just recently selected into the Glen Brand Hall of Fame. The 2014 class was announced Wednesdat by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Bush is one of five inductees selected. He won the 190-pound NCAA championship in 1982, helping Iowa to its then-fifth-straight team championship. Bush also won three Big Ten championships in 1981-82 and 1984. Bush is the head wrestling coach at Davenport Assumption, where he led the team to a traditional state championship back in 2011. He led the team to three straight state dual championships from 2011-13. Bush was also an Iowa prep-wrestling champion at the same school in 1979. Along with Bush, the 2014 Hall of Fame Class includes two-time Northern Iowa All-American Joel Greenlee, four-time Iowa State All-American Al Nacin, four-time Iowa high-school state champion Mack Reiter and former New Hampton and West Waterloo high school coach Finn Ericksen. In addition to adding its new members, the Hall of Fame will also present special awards to the Bill and Bea Gibbons family, Chris Krueger, and Steve and Linda Wachal at the banquet on June 7. The Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa was established in 2002 to honor those who have had an effect on the sport on a national level or who have done extraordinary work in Iowa. The hall recognizes native-born Iowans and those who achieved their fame while wrestling or coaching for an Iowa school.

— by Cody Goodwin

THROWBACK THURSDAY Today in Hawkeye Sports: Sept. 26, 1985 — The Iowa football team had its second workout in the then-new indoor practice facility. Iowa coach Hayden Fry said his players were not yet used to the new facility, but that it “beats wallowing around in the mud and slush.” The facility was taken down on April 20, 2012, to make room for the new indoor practice facility. Throwback Thursday will feature a moment in Hawkeye Sports history each week.

Iowa linebacker Travis Perry is held off by Western Michigan players in Kinnick on Sept. 21. Iowa defeated Western Michigan, 59-3. (The Daily Iowan/Wanyi Tao)

By Ben Ross

There was a point in time where special teams appeared to be the bane of existence for the Iowa football team. Coverages seemed to get blown all the time. Special teamers didn’t stay in their lanes. Attempting an onside kick against Iowa was a freebie. But with a new season came a new special-team coach for the Iowa football program. Former running backs and special-team coach Lester Erb departed Iowa for the same position at Nevada. Chris White replaced Erb, who spent his 2012 coaching special teams for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. White had excellent success in Minnesota; the Vikings averaged 9 yards per punt return, and 27 yards per kick return. Marcus Sherels returned one punt for a touchdown in 2012, and Percy Harvin brought a kickoff back 105 yards to the house. “I enjoy playing for Coach White; I enjoy

having him,” Iowa captain James Morris said. “He brings a fresh approach to special teams and I think you’re maybe seeing some of the results in last week’s game.” Those results Morris is talking about came in the best form possible: touchdowns. Iowa punt returner and wide receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley took two punts to the house against Western Michigan on Sept. 21, becoming the first Iowa player to accomplish such a feat. “It was a lot of fun, that’s one word to describe it,” Martin-Manley said. “I was smiling from ear to ear and I was celebrating with the other guys. The first thing is to catch the ball, and then make plays.” Martin-Manley had a lot to smile about. He ended the day with 184 punt return yards against the Broncos, 18 short of Nile Kinnick’s record, set in 1939. Iowa has already exceeded its punt return total yardage from 2012 by 99 yards. Micah Hyde returned 16 punts all of last year, and gained 119 yards. Martin-Manley has fielded seven punts this season,

and has gone 218 yards in four games. “I think we’re moving forward,” Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said about the status of his special teams unit in 2013. “And that was one of the good things about Saturday beyond the returns. That’s obvious, that part. But the best part about the returns, Kevonte’s effort was good, but the best part to me was the 10 guys away from the ball were doing a good job. And then there were a lot of the things I think subtly that took place on special teams that were encouraging. We’re not there yet, but at least we’re I think starting to make some strides. That was a concern a couple weeks ago, a big concern.” And what Ferentz addressed — the 10 guys away from the ball — is what has been biting Iowa in the rear on special teams of years past. But the improvement is there. In 2011 Iowa allowed an average of over 100 kick return yards on kick returns. In 2012 that number dropped by over See Special teams, 7A

V-ball works on errors Hawks try to start better

Iowa has taken more shots and penalty corners and scored more goals in the second half. By Danny Payne

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said. “We’ve been designing some drills recently to help combat these issues. I think everyone on the team needs to understand the impact they make, and not just the impact but also what’s going on around them. It’s something we definitely need to get better at.” But what exactly is consid-

Take a look at Iowa’s shots, goals, and penalty corners per half, and you will see some very lopsided numbers. Statistically, the first period has been a lot slower than the second. As far as shots go, the No. 14 Hawkeyes have put 11 more on the net after the intermission, 61-50. Out of those shots, 15 have gone in during the second half, while only eight have found the back of the net before halftime. This trend has been especially evident in the Hawkeyes matchups with Wake Forest on Sept. 7 and also in their Sept. 13 meeting with Central Michigan. Against the Demon Deacons, the Hawks scored the contest’s only goals in the second half and took five more shots. Keeping on trend in the match with the Chippewas, Iowa exploded for five second half scores after being outplayed in the early moments of the contest and taking a 2-1 lead into the break.

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See Field hockey , 7a

Hawkeye volleyball player Alex Lovell starts a play against South Dakota State in Carver-Hawkeye on Aug. 24, 2012. (The Daily Iowan/File Photo)

The volleyball team is committed to bucking the trend of making costly errors in games. By Ryan Rodriguez

Volleyball is a fast game. Volleys take place in rapid succession and at a lightning pace. As a result, the smallest slip-up or mental error can end up costing a team dearly, something the Iowa volleyball team knows all too well. The 9-3 Hawkeyes have been playing much stronger

volleyball since last year in the eyes of many. However, their Achilles heel seems be they are prone to errors. Throughout the course of the 2012 season, the Black and Gold recorded more than 700 errors, and with 244 through 12 matches so far this year, they are on pace to surpass that number. “We have to work on it,” head coach Sharon Dingman


The weekend in arts & entertainment

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sisterhood is poweful

By Justus Flair “You know of them.” Maria Vorhis’ words, describing University of Iowa seniors Emily and Elizabeth Hinkler, ring true for countless students on campus. A slight woman with cropped short brown hair trudging around campus may not stand out too much, but when she is joined by a twin and performing on stage in front of hundreds, they attract some attention. The Iowa City area at large will have a chance to see both Hinklers perform this weekend in Janet Schlapkohl’s new show, My Sister, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the 172 Theater Building. “It’s a story of two sisters who have the same dream and about their journey to achieve that dream,” Emily Hinkler said. The scenario is fitting for the Hinkler sisters, given that both are majoring in theater and plan on continuing to pursue careers in acting after graduation in May. The question swirling around the pair all year has been will they go their separate ways to pursue their dreams next year? “We are sticking together,” Emily Hinkler said. Not surprising, considering the two women are often together and could not complete this interview without completing each other’s sentences. Elizabeth Hinkler shares her sister’s belief. “It’s more marketable. We like each other,” she said, smiling over at her sister in their dorm room. “We work really well together.” See sisters, 6B

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New on the tube By Emma McClatchey

The end of September means the start of TV premières, including new series (CBS’s “The Crazy Ones” or Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” anyone?) and beloved Emmy-winners (including Claire Danes’ return on the “Homeland” première on Sept. 29). Get your DVRs ready, because tears, chuckles, and drama can be found on every network this weekend.

CBS: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ The nerd brigade is back, including this year’s Best Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy-winner Jim Parsons. The season seven première will sweep Leonard (Johnny Galecki) away to the North Sea, leaving Sheldon (Parsons) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) to bond in his absence, while Raj (Kunal Nayyar) hits the town after finally overcoming his inability to talk to girls. Premières at 7 p.m. today. Other CBS notables: “Two and a Half Men,” Season 11, today at

8:30 p.m.; “The Amazing Race,” Season 23, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

Fox: ‘Glee’ Fox’s musical comedy will sing a more somber note while honoring the death of Finn Hudson actor Cory Monteith in the third episode of season five, but tonight’s première will kick off a rocking two-part Beatles tribute — and address the season four cliff-hanger involving a potential proposal between Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer). Premières at 8 p.m. today. Other Fox notables: “The Simpsons,” Season 25, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.; “Family Guy,” Season 12, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m.

ABC: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 10 will spell the end for Sandra Oh’s time as Cristina Yang, but there is plenty of drama waiting in the two-part “Grey’s” première to distract

from the upcoming farewell. Viewers will return to Seattle Grace Hospital to find Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) the parents of a new baby — and discover the fate of Dr. Webber (James Pickens Jr.). Premières at 8 p.m. today. Other ABC notables: “Once Upon a Time,” Season 3, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.; “Revenge,” Season 3, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m.

NBC: ‘Parks and Recreation’ Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) is facing recall from the City Council, Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) is expecting a baby, and Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe will take their final bows in a few short weeks. Season six will be a busy time for the Pawnee Parks Department, starting tonight with an hourlong première set in London with guest star Heidi Klum. Premieres at 7 p.m. today. Other NBC notables: “Parenthood,” Season 5, today at 10 p.m.; “Saturday Night Live,” Season 39, Saturday at 10:30 p.m.

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opening this weekend

Rush Two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard pairs up with Peter Morgan in this recreation of the true story based on the legendary 1970s Formula 1 rivalry between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austrian opponent Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). It take audiences on the journey of their personal lives and the troubles they face on and off the Grand Prix racetrack. The two drivers realize there is no shortcut to victory as they push themselves to the limit.

Today 9.26 music

• Open Mike, 7 p.m., Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque • Yacht Club/Earthtone Studio/New Belgium Battle of the Bands VI, 7 p.m., Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn • Gemini Karaoke, 9 p.m., Blue Moose, 211 Iowa • Super Soul Session, 9 p.m., Gabe’s • Mixology, 10 p.m., Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington • Soulshake, 10 p.m., Gabe’s


• “To Auschwitz and Back,” Anna Brand’s story of survival, 7 p.m., Old Brick, 26 E. Market • “Live from Prairie Lights,” Paul Harding, fiction, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque


• Campus Activities Board Movie, R.I.P.D., 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU • Campus Activities Board Movie, This is the End, 8 & 11 p.m., IMU Iowa Theater


• Venus in Fur, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater, 213 N. Gilbert


• Country Dance and Lesson, 7 p.m., Eagle’s Lodge, 225 Highway 1 W.


• Studio Talks — 10 Lessons from Millennials Making Games, 12:30 p.m., 1117 University Capitol Center • Jules de Balincourt, visiting artist in painting, 7:30 p.m., 116 Art Building West Don Jon In this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jon Martello (Levitt) is a handsome young man whose friends call him Don Jon because he has the ability to be with a different woman every weekend. But even his best hookup can’t compare to what he feels when he’s watching pornography alone on his computer. Then he meets Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson), a hopeless romantic waiting to find her Prince Charming. The two must struggle against the expectations of relationships and find true happiness together.



• UI Job and Internship Fair, 11 a.m., IMU Main Lounge • Copyright, Copyleft: Intellectual Property in Digital World, 4 p.m., Old Capitol Senate Chamber • Work Visa Option after Graduation, 4:30 p.m., 348 IMU • LGBTQ Patient and Family Education and Support Group, 5:30 p.m., 2520C University Capitol Center • “A Troublesome Subject: The Art of Robert Arneson,” 7:30 p.m., 240 Art Building West

Friday 9.27 music

• UI School of Music Presents A Little Lunch Music, noon, 2780 University Capitol Center • Jazz After Five, with OddBar, 5 p.m., Mill, 120 E. Burlington • Kid Ink, 7 p.m., Blue Moose • UI School of Music Presents Conor Nelson, flute, 7:30 p.m., University Capitol Center Recital Hall • Steepwater Band, 9 p.m., Yacht Club • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., with Save the Clocktower, 10 p.m., Gabe’s


Inking the rhyme scene By Mckenna Paulus

er, but then I started to write more. From there, I went and bought all the music equipment, and then I started to focus on mix tapes. DI: What kind of artistic approach did you take with your most recent EP, Almost Home? Kid Ink: It was a focus for the summer. All the records on there were for the summer. The vibe was a party vibe, clubbing all night, things like that. And then you got going publicity with the beach vibe and Up and coming rapper staying in the sunlight. I Kid Ink will bring his just tried to incorporate lyricism and outstand- all those things. DI: What did it mean ing layered production to the Blue Moose, 211 Iowa for you to be named the Ave., at 7 p.m. Friday. Ad- 2012 XXL Freshman mission ranges from $22 Class? Kid Ink: That was mad to $25. Kid Ink’s words are cool. It was a good experibacked by booming mel- ence to not only be one of odies that are driven to the only people from my fit any atmosphere and city but also representinfluenced by super pro- ing the West Coast. Being ducers Timbaland and in the face of more East Pharell. The Daily Iowan Coast publications, and had the chance to talk out in New York a lot, I with Kid Ink and ask him got a new scene away about his career and the from home. It doesn’t competition in the hip- hurt to be on a magazine cover, either [laughs]. hop industry. DI: Who would you say Daily Iowan: How early did you start rap- your biggest influences ping verses and creating are in the rap game? Kid Ink: As far as I songs? Kid Ink: Probably know, Jay Z is the best. around 16, 17 years old He is at the top of his cawhen I started getting reer as a rapper and lyrinto music. I saw produc- icist. I look up to Kanye ers making albums, and and Pharrell, who have that got me really into the production mind it. People like Timbaland frame because that’s the and Pharrell really influ- way I go about my versenced me, but it took me es, to not always making a couple years to master it hard-core hip-hop but it. I started as a produc- to fit into all genres and

just have fun. DI: Describe what Up & Away did for your career. Kid Ink: It was awesome. It gave me power with label signing, because from there, I got to show and prove. Giving music away for free is one thing, but I had to prove that I could actually sell units and albums on iTunes. The label has to look at that and say, “Wow, there’s some movement there.” I didn’t want to be a mix-tape artist. DI: What’s the process when working with someone such as Chris Brown? Kid Ink: I just reached out to him and wanted to know if he would send me some records and, hopefully, book a session because we were both in LA. He came to the studio — his vibe is sit down, listen to the music, and get in the zone. I put on the first record, because I knew it was the strongest, and he knocked it out in like 30 minutes. DI: Do you have any plans for another project to come out soon? Kid Ink: I’m working on an album, coming out in December called My Own Lane; the first single dropped, and it’s doing well. I’m almost done with it, I’m confident in it, and the production is good. We’re just looking for certain features. It will show a lot of growth from the EP — it’s going to have its own vibe and represent Kid Ink.

• Campus Activities Board Movie, R.I.P.D., 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU • Campus Activities Board Movie, This is the End, 8 & 11 p.m., IMU Iowa Theater

theater This Is The End This hilarious comedy follows the lives of six friends who become trapped in a house after strange events occur in the Los Angeles area. As the world seems to be crumbling outside, their friendship is put to the test as they start to lack supplies and have cabin fever. But when they are forced to leave the house, the true meaning of friendship is tested as they face the world outside. Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jonah Hill.

arts & entertainment The Wright stuff Dizzy Wright did not always write his own raps. At 8 years old, Wright began his career in “DaFuture” with his brother and very close friend. At that time, his mother wrote his raps. Now, as a 21-year-old, Wright has been rapping for more than a decade and is finally taking his music to Iowa City. He will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Moose Tap House, 211 Iowa Ave. Admission is $15. Wight, formerly known as Dizzy D Flashy, decided he wanted to take his rap career seriously when he turned 17. He became the winner on BET’s “Wild Out Wednesdays,” winner of the Sheikh Music “Rip the Mike” competition, and released five mix tapes that eventually led him to more than 1 million views on YouTube. The rapper signed with Funk Volume in November 2011 after he was discovered at the Sheikh Music competition. His smooth vocals, confidence on stage, and high energy persuaded Funk Volume that he would be an essential talent to have on its team. In February, Wright will release his mix tape “Smoke Out Conversations,” which is said to be inspired by the book The Four Agreements. — by Samantha Gentry

• Venus in Fur, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater • My Sister, UI Theater Workshop, 8 p.m., 172 Theater Building • No Shame Theater, 11 p.m., Theater Building


• “Tips from a Deaf Person,” 3:15 p.m., 101 Becker


• Iowa Latino Conference Professional Development Institute, 8:30 a.m., IMU • Literature Searching for a Systematic Review, 10 a.m., Hardin Library • English Language Discussion Circle, noonb, S126 Pappajohn Business Building • Living in Iowa, 3:45 p.m., 101 Becker

Saturday 9.28 music

• Radical Something, with Down With Webster, Chandla, IDK, 6:30 p.m., Blue Moose • Saturday Night Music, Keith Reins & Tara McGovern, 7 p.m., Uptown Bill’s • Dizzy Wright: The Golden Age Tour, 7 p.m., Blue Moose • Eighth-Annual Zombie March, 7 p.m., Mill • BrewFest After Party, with PAA Kow’s By All Means Band, 8 p.m., Yacht Club • Suzanne Vega, 8 p.m., Englert, 211 E. Washington • Free Bass Dance Party, 9 p.m., Blue Moose • Jake Mcvey, with Robin Wilbanks, 9 p.m., Gabe’s


• Campus Activities Board Movie, R.I.P.D., 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU • Campus Activities Board Movie, This is the End, 8 & 11 p.m., IMU Iowa Theater


• Venus in Fur, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater • My Sister, UI Theater Workshop, 8 p.m., 172 Theater Building


• North Side Oktoberfest, noon, Market and Linn Streets

Sunday 9.29 music

• Pub Quiz, 9 p.m., Mill • Saturday Looks Good To Me, with Mike Coykendall, 9 p.m., Gabe’s


• IWP at Prairie Lights, Muhamed Abdelnabi (Egypt) and Teemu Manninen (Finland), 4 p.m., Prairie Lights • Was The Word, 7 p.m., Englert


• Campus Activities Board Movie, This is the End, 1 p.m., IMU Iowa Theater


• Venus in Fur, 2 p.m., Riverside Theater


• Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival, noon, Hubbard Park • Peace Building in Palestine with Katie Huerter, 2 p.m., Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn




Oktober comes early to IC’s North Side By Emma McClatchey

The legendary Oktoberfest of Munich, Germany, is the largest festival in the world, an autumnal explosion of tents and costumes, activities and food, culture and history — and, of course, beer. Iowa City’s North Side Oktoberfest has yet to attract 6 million visitors to town, but the 3-year-old event, beginning Saturday, reflects local culture much like its German predecessor. “It has become a true town celebration,” said Doug Alberhasky, the Oktoberfest organizer and owner of John’s Grocery, 401 E. Market St. “Most people think of Oktoberfest in Munich as just a beer festival, but it’s really like the Iowa State Fair.” With down-home food, drink, music, and family games as defining aspects of the Munich tradition, North Side business owners found Oktoberfest to be an ideal custom to emulate as well as a good way to expand on Brewfest, a renowned beer festival organized by Alberhasky that is entering its 18th year. “When you think of Iowa City, most people think of the University of Iowa, but the town was actually built on beer,” said Alberhasky, who is a seventh-generation Iowa City resident. “There were lots of Bohemian and German immigrants who settled in Iowa City [in the midto late-1800s], so you had lots of brewers in the area around John’s Grocery. Beer has been a lifeblood … and a lot of people have lost sight of that.”

Pit Smokehouse owner Tim Fischer said composing a fall festival to acknowledge Iowa City’s historic North Side — home to such local bedrocks as Hamburg Inn, Pagliai’s Pizza, and John’s Grocery — has united locals around Oktoberfest. “The whole goal is to emphasize the neighborhood and all the businesses in it,” Fischer said. “I’m pretty confident that everyone in the neighborhood has fallen in love with it, and every year we have grown.” Part of this growth has included partnerships with such local organizations as the UI Credit Union, the Iowa Children’s Museum, the Englert Theater, Hospice, UI Dance Marathon, and the American Heart Association, which provide activities, information, and 400 volunteers. In return, the proceeds from Oktoberfest — $26,000 over the past two years — are donated to these participants, and this year will benefit the American Heart Association and Children’s Museum in Coralville. “It’s a tremendous help for us,” said Jill Franz, the developmental coordinator at the Children’s Museum. “[Oktoberfest] is good for all ages, even the little ones that are just starting to walk.” The festival added a new sponsor this year as well: the Iowa City Downtown District. Operations director for the district Betsey Potter said it was only natural to encourage an event that highlights Iowa City’s “cultural vibrancy” — even if it is off downtown’s beaten trail.

“The North Side Marketplace is only separated [from downtown] by a block, but people say it’s the longest block ever with all the university buildings in between,” she said. “They don’t have as much traffic, so it’s a little calmer, and the businesses mix into the residential area. There’s a great historic character preserved in that area, and it’s just a short walk away.” With the help of the Downtown District, Market Street will be closed for the BrewFest on Saturday — which will feature more than 500 different local, national, and international craft beers, including a rare keg of the Norwegian beer Vikings Blood — and Iowa’s highest HD television will show the Iowa/Minnesota football game. Live music from local artists such as Justin Roberts and the Feralings will be featured throughout the day, and kids can enjoy various activities, including rock climbing, pumpkin bowling, big-wheel racing, crafts, and face-painting. Adult games include a beer slide, yodeling contest, old-fashioned strong-man contest, keg bowling, and the Munich bar-wench challenge, which involves dressing up as a German maid and racing through an obstacle course to deliver pitchers to tables. Additionally, dozens of gourmet sodas will be available for tasting at SodaFest, while food from 14 North Side restaurants and cafés will be offered. There

contributed will also be North Side history tours conducted by a state archeologist. “Every year, a new group wants to come in and get involved, and I don’t see any of that faltering,” Fischer said. “It’s really neat how it brought the whole neighborhood together, which is kind of a byproduct of it.” Alberhasky said the attention Oktoberfest generates for the North Side creates a ripple effect that bolsters the health of local business and culture. “A lot of cities turn everything into a strip mall, and they’ve lost their history and culture. Iowa City has maintained that, and a lot of it has been kept in the North Side,” Alberhasky said. “Oktoberfest may be the only place a 20-something can sit down and have a beer with an 80-something. It’s just a great time for the city to come alive.”





beaver’s night out

Souping up Iowa City with bread bowls, too By Ben Verhille

All these sick people in Iowa City … And I get looked at funny for not looking like a zombie in class. For whatever reason, whether it’s because you threw your inhibitions to the wind because they looked oh-so-cute after you champed all of those mugs, shared a smoke with a rando, or even did something entirely innocent, like shared a meal or notes … You’re sick. You know it, your class

knows it, you can’t hide it. And you’re pretty gross. So take one day off. Life isn’t slowing down, though, so I thought I’d spend a little time trying to help all my peers who are currently making me use hand sanitizer like a germaphobe. Besides the typical “increase your liquids,” I thought I would help you with some soul food. And because I’m not counting on you being able to cook, I even found where you can just pick it up and walk home. Back to that cozy den where your seasons of television shows flow like a river. Or, if you’re really trying to help someone out, I’m not sure there’s a bet-

ter way to do so than to stuff their stomachs with goodness. When I wanted to make some delicious soup in a bread bowl, I came to a realization. I can’t make bread, and my Achilles tendon of the kitchen involves broth-ybased dishes. But somehow, I can pull off nearly café-quality dishes. Well, depending on the soup that you put in. I’m not sick, but this cooler weather requires a little bit warmer nourishment than usual. So I wandered into Bread Garden Market. Nothing makes me happier than a warm loaf of carbs. I walked back, following the smell of cooked bread and the sourdough bread bowls real-

ly jumped off the rack at me. But I can’t cook soup … Luckily for them, I didn’t even want to have to open a can to finish this recipe. I walked over to the food station and found a chicken rice soup, because the other ones looked really unsettling, either being very adventurous or just unsettling under the light, it didn’t make them more appealing to me. Either way, I went with it and put the soup on a low heat while I cut the top off of the bread, you know, like a bread bowl. That means you gotta scoop out the insides, but it also means you get a bunch of sourdough to snack on while your soup is heating up. Pour your soup into the

Chicken rice soup in a sourdough bread bowl from Bread Garden Market, 225 S. Linn, is the perfect cure for the common cold. (Ben Verhille/The Daily Iowan) bowl, and feel like a true chef. Of course, you don’t have to rely on soup from a stand to fill up your bowls. And honestly, for the price and taste, I

would suggest your favorite canned soup. But you can’t get the bread bowls from a can … Yet. Dibs on that idea, but until then, feel better Iowa City.



Women’s music festival By Jennifer Hoch

The sometimes brisk autumn that has begun to settle over Iowa City can only mean one thing, besides Hawkeye football: the annual Iowa Women’s Music Festival. Friday will kick off the 20th version of the festival at 7 p.m. at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Admission is free. The event will continue through Saturday as the community will come together to celebrate female performers from all over the country. The festival will include a variety of musical acts as well as a comedic performance by Julie Goldman and a spoken performance by Andrea Gibson. The event will also include a silent auction, celebrity fashion show, and raffle. The music genres cover anything from God Des and She’s R&B to folk by

Suzanne Vega. Other performers include Zoe Lewis, Natalie Brown, and Lojo Russo, to name a few. “Our intention with the festival is to provide a space for female performers to play,” said Laurie Haag, the event founder. When the event kicked off, Haag’s goal was to present a better light for female performers. But 20 years later, Haag said, the event is “celebrating how far women in the arts have come.” “We’re not putting on the festival for the same reasons that we were 20 years ago,” she said. Now, it’s more about the music. Claudia Schmidt, one of this year’s musicians and one of the original performers at the first festival, will play a folk-jazz repertoire. Schmidt, who says she gets inspiration by simply “looking around,” looks forward to watching the other acts.

“I am constantly touring and making new connections,” she said. “It’s great to be able to sit back and listen to the other performances and to be a part of it all.” Lisa Schreihart, a coordinator for the event for the past 12 years, said the festival is not like any other in the area. “Some of these performers come far and wide; you won’t get a chance to hear them live unless you leave Iowa,” she said. “This is our opportunity to bring these artists into the community and give them the chance to perform.” Schreihart’s favorite aspect about the festival is the positive energy and the family-friendly atmosphere. “When these artists get together, the energy is so great,” she said. “You see some really cool things happen between them. They come and enjoy one another.”



sisters Continued from 1b That just left the question of where to go. “We are originally from Chicago, and we had intended to go there our whole lives, but we were talking to people, and they told us to go to LA,” Elizabeth Hinkler said. “We just want to work, and we want to pursue our dreams. We want to attack it.” Before heading to the coast, Emily and Elizabeth Hinkler still have work left in Iowa City to complete, including My Sister, their first project of the semester. The show is a workshop production, meaning it is still in the process of being revised and altered. “Because we’re seniors, we were trying to think of ways to incorporate our learning, so we made it into a workshop,” Elizabeth Hinkler said. “This year’s theme is Human Rights Awareness, and this fit really well.” Vorhis, the project’s director, was also very enthusiastic about working on the original script. “With a workshop, you’re not so tied up in the production — you can focus on the script,” she


said. “It’s much rawer. There’s a lot more freedom.” Stripping away much of the technical elements and focusing solely on the show’s message and content allowed for a deeper understanding of the work. “It deals with 1934 Berlin, so it’s transitioning into the Holocaust,” Elizabeth Hinkler said. “A lot of people know about the Jewish side of the Holocaust, but there was a time before that was about taking disabled individuals.” Elizabeth Hinkler is referring to the Nazi practice of executing those dealing with disabilities to “purify” the human gene pool. Her character, Matilde, has reason to worry, because she has cerebral palsy, and her twin sister, Magda, is perfectly healthy. Magda works in a cabaret performing things Matilde has written. “Emily’s character, even though she is involved in the world, is very naïve about the world and very ignorant of what is going on, while on the other hand, my character challenges the world but is never actually confronted with it,” Elizabeth Hinkler said. “I’m able to form my own opinions and fight


against the world but only in private.” While having cerebral palsy seems like a huge aspect of Matilde’s character, Vorhis stresses that she never approached this show as a message piece. While she notes that Matilde’s disability is an aspect of the show, she does not feel it defines her or the show. “[Matilde’s cerebral palsy] is this prominent factor that everyone else sees, but once you get past that, it’s a super minor factor,” Elizabeth Hinkler said. Though not defined by her disability, Matilde is somewhat physically limited by it and relies on Magda to care for her. The Hinklers were able to pull from their own lives — Elizabeth Hinkler heavily relied on Emily Hinkler for assistance after tearing her ACL during their sophomore year. “It’s brought up a lot of our past when I tore my ACL and Emily was gone a lot,” Elizabeth Hinkler said. “What do you do when you’re alone and how do you cope? In our relationship, we’re always there if we’re not together, in a way.” The two have been together for 21 years and joke about their birthday also being their anniversary.

“We’re always thinking about each other,” Emily Hinkler said. “We describe our relationship to each other as like being married. Our relationship is like an old marriage without sex. If Elizabeth injures herself, I’ll take care of her, make her food, do her laundry.” Their own experiences with separation and reliance made connecting to their characters and deciding who was to play which character relatively simple. “The experience I had of being alone, not being able to move, really connected me to [Matilde],” Elizabeth Hinkler said. “I feel like our relationship is like that, because Emily took care of me while I was not moving.” “I’m like my character because she always has something to do,” Emily Hinkler said. “In the script, I have to take care of Matilde and be the breadwinner.” The parallels to real life did not end there. By their own standards, there are several personality traits that connect each to their characters. “Magda is very logistical, like Emily is in real life, being in charge of everything,” Elizabeth Hinkler said. “However, as with our relationship

away from home

in real life, Matilde in the script is in charge in an entirely different way. I’m in charge of connecting on an emotional level. Magda is very naïve in an emotional way.” There are huge differences between the two characters, despite their nearly identical appearance. After 21 years together, Emily and Elizabeth Hinkler can relate to the experience of being viewed as the same person. “People put twins up as a spectacle,” Elizabeth Hinkler said. “When I look in the mirror, I see my own individual. It’s not like one is worse than the other or one is better than the other, which is how people always try to compare us. You are similar, but you can be valued as individuals for the great qualities you possess.” The sisters both hope audiences will have a better grasp on that concept after viewing the show. “I think a great thing [audiences] can take away is a little bit of insight into what it’s like to be a twin, because people are always so curious about that,” Emily Hinkler said. “I don’t think we can ever really explain it, because it’s normal to us.” Vorhis certainly noticed

My Sister When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: 172 Theater Building Admission: Free differences between the two women as the show progressed. “They’re both incredibly smart, but Emily is more external, and Elizabeth is more internal,” said the 2012 UI graduate. “They’re so on the same page it’s scary. It’s like Elizabeth is the Yin, and Emily is the Yang.” As Elizabeth and Emily Hinkler, two very different people, venture out into the world in the hopes of accomplishing the same goal, this script seems a perfect parallel to begin wrapping up their college careers. “It’s just about two sisters trying to live the dream,” Elizabeth Hinkler said. “Either meaning one of them stepping down so the other can pursue or trying to fit both of them through that skinny door. What people do for each other when they love somebody — what that means about the pursuit of your dreams and how close your relationship is during such a trying time, even with twins who are so close.

College, here and there, in the U.S. and China How our lives differ:

Siqi Wang

Recently, I got a phone call from one of my best friends since high school. She lives in China and attends university in Beijing. After our chat, I started thinking about the differences between college life for a Chinese student here and in China.

Before college: My friend, Zhuo, represents a large number of traditional university students in China. They take the college-entrance exam (GAOKAO) at the end of the 12th grade. It is highly competitive and can be taken once a year. Only 75 percent of 9 million students can be enrolled in college. International students such as me usually take one “gap” year to study for the American SAT as well as the language exams TOFEL or IELTS. Then we apply for universities in the United States.

Studying: Students in Chinese universities are typically required to study in a monitored study room from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every week night in order to finish their schoolwork. Admittedly, this is kind of a strict policy, but students benefit a lot from this enforced study time, because it teaches time management. In the United States, the studying time could be less or longer, which totally depends on the students. This practice is obviously more flexible and trains us to be self-disciplined. Majors: In China, students choose a major before entering a university. Students typically do not switch majors, because it makes the process more difficult. This rule forces us to think deeply about choosing the right major. In the United States, we can easily switch between majors in one day or combine two very different majors. I, for instance, study journalism and electrical engineering. This would not be possible in China. So I am quite happy with this system, because it allows me to pursue my interests.

Life: In China, we always play cards with our friends during the weekend. And evening entertainment might include karaoke, going to a movie theater, or hitting the bars. In the United States, I usually end up at a Chinese friend’s house who is hosting a party. Here, lots of Chinese people come together during the weekend and talk about lots of different topics. Most of us look forward to a long weekend, Thanksgiving holiday, or spring break to take a road trip. For instance, last year, I went to the East Coast with my friends to explore. Transportation: In China, college students rarely have their own cars, so they almost have zero chance to drive. But most universities are in big cities, where people can get around on public transportation. Here in Iowa City, while I don’t have a car, I often rely on my friends who do have cars in order to get around. Living arrangements: In China, students need to stay in a dormitory during their four years of university. Usually, there are four to six people in a single room, and women

are separated from men. Though there’s a lack of privacy, this arrangement will help students to learn how to get along with each other and work through conflicts. Those students also enjoy chatting with each other before going to sleep. In the United States, like so many others, I only spent my freshman year in the dorm, then moved to an apartment. I like the personal space and being able to make food for myself. As an international student, I love my life in Iowa City and the American opportunities I have to experience. Still, I embrace my Chinese roots. My dream is to help establish a Chinese-American cultural club here in Iowa City in which we can exchange ideas and have fun together.







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It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite. — Sam Levenson

today’s events

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• UI Job and Internship Fair, 11 a.m., IMU Main Lounge • Find High Quality Health Literature with CINAHL, noon, Hardin Information Commons East • Studio Talks — 10 Lessons from Millennials Making Games, 12:30 p.m., 1117 University Capitol Center • Copyright, Copyleft: Intellectual Property in Digital World, 4 p.m., Old Capitol Senate Chamber • Work Visa Option after Graduation, 4:30 p.m., 348 IMU • LGBTQ Patient and Family Education and Support Group, 5:30 p.m., 2520C University Capitol Center • “Making Peace with Growing Older — The Transition from Middle Age to Older Adulthood,” 6:30 p.m., Community Room, 1401 S. Gilbert • Country Dance and Lesson, 7 p.m., Eagle’s Lodge, 225 Highway 1 W. • “Live from Prairie Lights,” Paul Harding, fiction, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque • Open Mike, 7 p.m., Uptown Bill’s, 730 S. Dubuque • “To Auschwitz and Back,” Anna Brand’s story of survival, 7 p.m., Old Brick, 26 E. Market

Haiku Thursday: The black cat watches the calico cat stalking the black cat “sleeping.” News: ’nado coming. She dons pink duvet armor. Surely, she is safe. Finals Week downtown, students nap in coffee shops, Zs now, As later. Stuffed with nervousness, they skinny dip at fat camp. and hunger for more.

• Yacht Club/Earthtone Studio/New Belgium Battle of the Bands VI, 7 p.m., Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn • “A Troublesome Subject: The Art of Robert Arneson,” 7:30 p.m., 240 Art Building West • Jules de Balincourt, visiting artist in painting, 7:30 p.m., 116 Art Building West • Venus in Fur, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater, 213 N. Gilbert • Campus Activities Board Movie, R.I.P.D., 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU • Campus Activities Board Movie, This is the End, 8 & 11 p.m., IMU Iowa Theater • Gemini Karaoke, 9 p.m., Blue Moose, 211 Iowa • Super Soul Session, 9 p.m., Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington • Mixology, 10 p.m., Gabe’s • Soulshake, 10 p.m., Gabe’s

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She loudly sneezes. I say “gesundheit” — OH CRAP Now she knows I’m here. Husband eats dinner, yet who’s manning the baby? An unfed mother. He buys her a drink. She turns up her nose at him. He sees the dried coke.

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Uncertain fortunes; hers and mine, but never ours. We love Chinese food. The homeless man eyes through the bakery window a gingerbread house. Thank you for the book Such a thoughtful birthday gift Want your bookmark back?

Andrew R. Juhl. You should write him a haiku. He did it for you.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotions can interfere with a discussion. A misunderstanding is apparent, and it’s best that you don’t take what’s said personally or retaliate in a negative way. An older, experienced individual will help you through troubled times. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Develop good relationships with the people you work with or deal with often and you will find it much easierto get information and explore new possibilities. Information regarding an opportunity will come from an unexpected source. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keep your money and possessions locked up safely where you aren’t tempted to give them away or pay for others. Keeping tabs on what everyone else does will help you size up your situation and keep you ahead of everyone around you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Expand your interests. Make a point to engage in conversations that allow you to broaden your views regarding people from different cultural backgrounds. By understanding where others come from and how they think, you will make better choices. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can and should bring about positive changes, but make sure you are not doing so at someone else’s expense. Favors will be granted and help given if you go through the proper channels and are considerate of those affected by your decisions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The information you discover will give you greater insight into the way others feel about you and what you do. An expression of affection, gratitude, or even just a thank-you will go a long way with regard to your relationships with others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t be afraid to take on a few extra responsibilities. It will give others a chance to see you in action. Travel plans or pursuing information that can broaden your outlook will help you make important life changes. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Alter your living arrangements. Looking at your options and the different locations you feel add to your growth and pursuits will help you make an unusual but positive decision. Love is highlighted, and a lifestyle change is in order. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Go on an adventure, whether it’s to a distant land or an area of your community you have yet to explore. The individuals you meet and the information you gather will contribute to a better future. Strive to reach your comfort zone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take a close look at any job you currently do. Your expertise may not always be appreciated, but it will prevent mistakes. Avoid hasty decisions and unpredictable people. Let your gut feeling be your deciding factor. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t make personal or physical changes that might limit your ability to take part in something that can affect your financial situation. Concentrate more on the fine print and what you will get out of whatever you are being offered. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Expand your interests, and explore new possibilities. Relationships, your home, and dealing with family matters will be successful as long as you use persuasion rather than force. Your degree of success will come from what you offer in return.

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The Daily Iowan's print edition for Thursday, September 26, 2013.