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US to You Dear Manhattan, Well, you may have noticed yet again a change in how the print version of The Hype looks. That’s because we’ve switched printers! Our pages are now cranked out by the fine folks at Seaton Publishing! We’re hoping some of the issues we’ve had in the past with color management and print consistency will now be a thing of the past. Also, this officially makes The Hype 100% local; all the money from sponsors now stays inside the city limits (to the best of our knowledge). Speaking of sponsors, if you go into one of our amazing sponsor locations to grab a Hype, tell them thanks for us. Without these kind folk, who have some of the hardest, most nerve-wracking jobs in the world and generally get paid only a bit more than you or I, there would be no Hype Weekly.

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2 - Us to You 3 - Stop The Presses!

The Beat

(Stories you tell us to write)

4 - (Occupy MHK) What is it and why should I care?

The Centerfold

(Your Weekly Calender made of 100% Awesome)

The Hype

(100% Right, Some of the Time)

5 - Sweet Eats! Little Apple Brewing Company 8- Halloween Adventures at Britt’s Garden Acres 9 - 3 Asians and a Movie- “Real Steel” 9- “A sharp intake of breath” @ All Faiths

The Bump

As you can see on the next page, there are some important things going on in the realm of local politics in Manhattan. We kind of hate that word, especially in recent years, but sometimes even we must use it. If you want to see change in our community, make it happen, whatever you believe. I know that may sound grandiose or naive, but you’d be amazed how much help you’ll get if you just start something, try something, give some of your time to someone else. Regardless of what or where you’re currently occupying, there’s a lot of work to be done around here, and a lot of it doesn’t involve holding a sign or getting your picture in the paper. And if there’s anything we can do to help you, your organization or business get something done, let us know. We’re all in this together-ish. :P Love, The Hype Weekly

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11 - “What Worse Weapons”

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Stop The Presses!

City Commission to Decide Non-Profit’s Fate

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL ROAD

On Tuesday, October 25th at 5:00 pm the city commissioners will have a work session at City Hall to discuss the possibility of de-funding many non-profit organizations in Manhattan. These organizations include: Hospice and Homecare, Sunflower CASA, The Manhattan Homeless Shelter, The Manhattan Crisis Center, Kansas Legal Services, Big Brothers and Sisters, The Boys and Girls Club, UFM, Shepherd`s Crossing, Manhattan Daycare and KSU Child Development Center.

Band to Play 250 Gigs by Year's End www.promiseofthereal.com

It's often a cliché to call a band "the hardest working band in rock and roll," but when you play 250 shows a year, the title is quite fitting. Such is the case with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, who continue their road warrior status by criss-crossing the country through the year's end. "We've been having a great time on the road and played some of our best shows ever," says Lukas Nelson, singer-songwriter-guitarist, "We’re really gelling as a band, getting so tight now because we've been performing so much and it's been fun to see the fan base grow." Adds drummer Anthony LoGerfo, "I think the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota last month was one of our best shows we've ever played. To have 15,000 bikers watching us on their motorcycles and revving their engines after each song was so powerful. I think it opened the door to new fans. You know, bikers are road warriors and so are we, so it goes hand-in-hand." By the end of 2011, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will have played approximately 250 shows. "We love being on the road," says Lukas. "We've been trying out new songs to put on our next record and they've been going over really well." Anthony agrees, "The fans are loving the new songs. Our diehards, who call themselves Realers, even know the words to the new ones now. The more we play, the more connected we are as a band. It definitely feels like it keeps getting better and better." The band’s new record is tentatively scheduled for release in 2012.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will be playing October 25th, 2011 at McCain Auditorium at 730pm. Tickets are available at the McCain auditorium box office The McCain box office is open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and is located in the lobby of McCain Auditorium. McCain Performance Series tickets may also be purchased at the Little Theatre box office in the K-State Student Union Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. The McCain box office is generally open 90 minutes before each performance in McCain Auditorium.

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The total funding for these programs is less than 1 percent of the total city budget. Losing this funding would mean the end to much of the federal matching funds these programs get each year , and consequently, many of our citizens would be w/o the programs that provide necessary life saving needs. Call your City Commissioners! Come to the meeting this Tuesday at City Hall at 5:00pm and help save these vital programs.

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The Beat

(Occupy MHK)

By: Aaron Abbott Photos By: Terry Szel

“What is it and why should I care?” The most common question about the Occupy movement sweeping the globe is “What is it?”. Aside from being an interesting indication of the high regard with which Midwestern Americans hold the evening news, internets or reading the daily paper, this question also highlights two of the primary concerns of the movement: education and awareness. Occupy MHK is the local extension of this global movement.

People arrived with signs saying “We Are The 99%” and denouncing corporate greed and if they didn't come with signs, there were supplies to make them. A few people had signs supporting political candidates, but the organizers of the rally and the mission statement on the Facebook page make it clear that the Occupy movement is non-partisan and isn't endorsed, nor does it endorse any particular candidate or party.

Feeding off of the national Occupy Wall Street movement, over 150 people gathered in Manhattan's Triangle Park last Saturday for the Occupy MHK protest rally. Fed up with the lack of economic equality in the United States, citizens have been organizing rallies and other political actions all over the country since Occupy Wall Street began in New York City on September 17th.

Once the rally started the protesters lined Anderson Avenue so their signs could be seen, and they cheered when those passing by honked or yelled encouragement. There seemed to be an air of agreement and support from those who drove or walked by.

The rally, organized mostly through Facebook, began at 5:30pm, roughly the same time as the K-State football game. This overlap did not seem to hurt attendance at the rally, however. As one attendee could be

overheard saying, “I doubt any of these people would watch a football game, anyway.” The organizers were surprised with the speed and size of the event's growth. “We started a Facebook page and it just kind of went from there, said Jeremy Smith, one of the events organizers. “Within 24 hours Scott Poister had gotten a permit to set up a protest in Triangle Park and within a couple of days we had several hundred members. I didn't expect it at all.”

That's the interesting thing about Occupy MHK. The situations and conditions which led to the rally being necessary are unfair and depressing but there was an overwhelming aura of hope there. People seem to feel this is the beginning of something positive, something that will change the way America is run. Even though there isn't one “official” demand or message of the Occupy movement, the general consensus from talking to participants is that the crux of the demonstration hinges on opposing corporate greed and runaway capitalism. Some people blamed the banks for the current financial meltdown, some the government, others the corporations...and if you talked to any of them long enough they'd discuss the link among all of them, but usually they had one branch of the economic system to demonize first. The system needs to be fixed, enough people are realizing that and protesting now that it cannot be denied. “I am part of the 99 percent of Americans that are broke as s**t,” said Simone Dorsey, a rally attendee. Dorsey said she was one of the people, “who are working their fingers to the bone for the one percent to live happily ever after.” Usually, when one attends a protest such as this, the crowd is rather homogeneous, but that was not the case with Occupy MHK people of all different ages, races and social backgrounds attended the event and

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showed support for the 99%. Organizer Scott Poister said that he was impressed by the number of people who showed up and that he had hope for the future of the Occupy movement, “There's several political movements that started with nothing more than a bunch of people standing in a park,” Poister said. The group plans to expand their activities from protesting into community service, voter registration drives, and encouraging new individuals into the local political and service arena. Their next demonstration will include a food drive for local shelters and an exchange of information for those wishing to promote volunteerism in Manhattan and surrounding community. Occupy MHK Info: facebook: Occupy MHK next event: October 22nd 4-7pm Triangle Park in Aggieville Bring canned or non-perishable food for donation to local charities


Sweet Eats!

The Hype

Little Apple Brewing Company By: Nikki Marcotte

Hogs and I rolled on up to the Little Apple Brewing Company on a beautiful fall evening last week. Needless to say, our stomachs were definitely excited…whose stomach wouldn’t be? Despite the fact that construction has left much of Westloop in shambles, do not be fooled! LABCo may appear to be closed, but upon second glance, you will notice a little LED “open” sign flashing underneath a makeshift awning acting as the current temporary entrance into this delicious local haven. “I’m so so so happy it’s open,” I said to Hogs as we were walking inside. “I was scared for a minute that it might not be.”

I’m sure Sarah was thinking, “Great, here we go again.” But, I couldn’t argue. He was right, although I would have never admitted that to him out loud. “Alright,” I said, my eyes frantically scanning the menu looking for something new that might appease me. Success. “I’ll have the Black and Bleu Burger. Fries. Ranch on the side.” “Ohhh, great choice,” Sarah tells me as she disappears back into the kitchen. After the seemingly endless wait – which wasn’t even that long, we were just really hungry – our food finally arrived. And it smelled awesome. We dug in shamelessly. The giant half pound Angus burger was topped with bleu cheese and onions sautéed in balsamic vinegar and placed in between two homemade foccacia buns. Am I making you hungry yet? Because for me, just writing about it makes me long for another like you can’t believe. The first bite was like a dramatic slow-motion cinematic moment. It took my mouth a bit to actually process all of the incredible flavors dancing around on my taste buds. But once it registered, I was lost for words and in the wake, I just kept stuffing my face. The steak fries and the beer, even though typically an afterthought, complimented this momentous burger. Talk about yum.

“Nah, they can’t just make businesses shut down because of the construction,” he reassured me. We walk in to that familiar steakhouse/brewhouse atmosphere and one member of the greet staff seats us. “Sarah will be with you in a moment.” Sarah was the name of our server. As it turns out, she was also a very old friend of mine – we go way back to about 2nd grade softball, when we were bitter rivals. Her mom was one of my 6th grade teachers. Talk about a small world. After some witty back-and-forth, Hogs and I finally settle on a drink and appetizer choice. We go with the LABCo Oktoberfest, one of the microbrewery’s own delicious medium-bodied seasonals – ‘tis the season after all! But the appetizer wasn’t as easy. “Can we get the nachos?” Hogs pleads. “Darling, we can get nachos anywhere. Let’s do the hummus!” “Seriously? We get the hummus every time. Come on, let’s do the nachos.” Back and forth we go, where we stopped, nobody knows. Well, okay, that’s not really true. I finally threw my hands up in defeat and went in a whole different direction. “I know. Let’s try the Garlicky ‘Shrooms!” Poor Sarah…having to deal with our indecisiveness. I’m sure it was a spectacle. She finally insisted that we settle on the Garlicky ‘Shrooms and that we wouldn’t regret it, though it was probably more out of an “oh-my-godget-me-away-from-this-table” feeling. But man, was she spot on. That delectable appetizer was gone within seconds of hitting our table. As the name of the dish indicates, you have to like garlic and you have to like mushrooms in order to fully appreciate it. Hot out of the sautéing pan, slathered in butter and garlic and some other green herb, and straight into our watering mouths. In the words of Robert Palmer, it was simply irresistible. Not to mention the fact that it went so well with our flavorful microbrews. Once we annihilated the ‘shrooms, Sarah came back to the table to take our main course order. Hogs went with the timeless classic chicken fried steak. I, on the other hand, really wanted the Mediterranean Steak Salad. After all, it comes with hummus and steak and all things delicious. “Come on, Nikki, you get that thing every time. Get something different in the spirit of the food review,” Hogs said.

entrée.

Hogs, on the other hand, was not as enthusiastic about his “What’s up?” I asked him. “I thought these were homemade?” Poor guy had a quizzical look on his face, like he no longer trusted what was on his plate. “I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s really good. It just loses its magic for me.”

I explained to him that I was pretty sure the chicken fried steak was no longer homemade there for whatever reason. A little disappointing, yes, but at least there were mashed potatoes and corn drowning in homemade white pepper gravy. Plus, that’s just one dish out of how of many that are way better. We cleaned our plates rather quickly. Sarah came back to offer us dessert to go, but seriously, after all that we couldn’t handle anymore. “I’ll just take the check, dear,” I tell her. We pay, we say our good-byes to Sarah, we run into another friend and chat with her a bit and we finally leave and ride off into the sunset. Romantic, eh? All in all, LABCo does not disappoint. Stick to the beef dishes and pair it with one of their microbrews and I promise you won’t regret it.

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thursday 20 9:00am- Crafty Seniors @ Picnic Place, Manhattan Town Center Local senior citizens set-up shop in the Picnic Place and offer an unique assortment of handcrafted items. Thursday the 20th- Saturday the 22nd.

All Day- Online Learning Symposium @ K-State Alumni Center The theme for this free one-day conference is “E-Learning: Mobility, Innovation & Challenges” and is open to everyone working in e-learning. Click here for registration information. Presented by the Information Technology Services.

10:00am- Art Lecture Series @ Beach Museum of Art This Lecture and Workshop focuses on “Looking at Kansas: Visual Artists from the Sunflower State.” Presentation and discussion lead by Ron Michael, curator of the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, KS.

10:00am- School Vacation Day Workshop-Landscapes @ Beach Museum of Art Create landscapes with watercolor, acrylics, or pastels. Focus will be on horizon line and perspective. $5 per child, reservations required.

10:00am-The Konza Prairie: Earth, Wind and Fire! 1971-2011 @ 5th Floor, Hale Library on KSU Campus This exhibit highlights the unprecedented history of the Konza Prairie Biological Station and its extraordinary accomplishments in research, education, and conservation of the native grasslands of this geographical region. 10:00am- Teresa Schmidt: 2011 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift @ Beach Museum of Art A selection of works by Teresa Schmidt, who teaches printmaking and drawing at Kansas State University. Runs April 15 through December 11, 2011. 10:00am-Art and Psychology: The Work of Roy Langford @ Beach Museum of Art This exhibition examines the work of the late Roy Langford, a longtime resident of Manhattan and former Kansas State University professor of psychology. 10:00am- Look & See - Paintings by Lisa Lala - Sep. 23 - Nov. 5 @ Strecker-Nelson Gallery Manhattan-native, Lisa Lala’s new set of paintings on glass feature fruits and flowers, as well as a new set of paintings on canvas, entitled Look & See. 10:00am-An Angle on Art @ Beach Museum of Art Come and explore the intersection of math and art through the angular art of Tal Streeter and Alan Shields. 11:30am- Student Recital Series: General Student Recital @ All Faiths Chapel Sponsored by the Department of Music. 12:00pm- Unmasking Mental Illness Art Exhibit @ Manhattan Arts Center Pawnee Mental Health Services sponsored art exhibit in celebration of Pawnee’s 55th anniversary. Runs from September 10th-October 22nd. 2:00pm-“Fair Use: How to Leave the Culture of Fear and Doubt” Workshop @ Hemisphere Room, Hale Library Copyright experts and authors Brandon Butler and Patricia Aufderheide will join us electronically to lead an engaging conversation about copyright and fair use. 3:00pm- Pet Recovery and Assistance @ Campus Creek Amphitheatre, Leadership Studies Building Learn about the importance of pet rescue following a disaster. Talk with local pet assistance organizations to discover what pet recovery and assistance resources are available locally. 4:00pm- Government’s Role in Disaster @ Room 119, Throckmorton Hall Learn how youth and families of Versailles mobilized to regain their lives after Hurricane Katrina. 5:30pm-Looking at Kansas: Visual Artists from the Sunflower State @ Beach Museum of Art Join us for an in-depth examination of four Kansas visual artists. Presentation and discussion lead by Ron Michael, curator of the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, KS. 6:00pm- French Club: La Table Française/ French Table @ Staterooms 1, or 2&3 Promoted by the K-State French Club. 7:30pm- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Nichols Theatre Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. Tickets available from McCain box office. Presented by K-State Theatre. 7:30pm- Guest Artist: Jacob Sentgeorge @ All Faiths Chapel Guest performing tenor. Sponsored by the Department of Music. 8:00pm-Film: Swordfish @ 126, Nichols Hall Free and Open to the Public! Part of the Department of Computing and Information Sciences Movie Series. 10:00pm- House Night @ The Kathouse Lounge House Night, EVERY THURSDAY @10pm.

1:00pm-Face-2-Face Friday @ Holtz Hall Improve your networking skills and receive valuable feedback while interacting with employers in an informal setting. Snacks will be provided. Promoted by Career & Employment Services. 1:00pm-Volunteer Reception Center @ Room 127, Leadership Studies Building Everyone wants to contribute in times of disaster. Learn how “spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers” can benefit or hinder disaster recovery in a community. 2:00pm- Free Film: Soul Surfer @ Manhattan Public Library The 2011 movie based on the true story “Soul Surfer” by Bethany Hamilton. 3:30pm- Manuel Muñoz, fiction writer Reading @ Little Theatre, KSU Student Union Author of What You See in the Dark, The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue, and Zigzagger. Muñoz will read from his work. Sponsored by the English Department. 5:30pm- Beginners Mountain Bike Ride @ Big Poppi Bicycles LEADER: Big Poppi Bicycle Co. DISTANCE: Ride 1-2 laps. CONTACT: Melanie at 785-537-3737. Last ride of season is October 28, 2011. Sunset- Friday Light Night Ride @Big Poppi Bikes LEADER: Big Poppi Bicycle Co. DISTANCE: Ride 2-3 laps. CONTACT: Tait or Aaron at 785-5373737. Last ride of the season! 7:30pm- Phantom of the Opera @ C.L. Hoover Opera House The C. L. Hoover Opera House brings the 1925 Lon Chaney silent classic to our silver screen just in time for Halloween. 7:30pm- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Nichols Theatre Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. Tickets available from McCain box office. Presented by K-State Theatre. 8:00pm- Captain America: The First Avenger @ Forum Hall, KSU Student Union Admission $2. Sponsored by the Union Program Council. 8:00pm- Red State Blues Band in Concert @ Auntie Mae’s Parlor The Red State Blues Band formed in 2005 and has been rocking Kansas ever since! With tight arrangements, from ballads to barn-burners, we get the crowd going on the dance floor, begging for more. Catch our show and see how we let the good times roll! 8:00pm- Haunted Manhattan Ghost Tour @ Departs from Applebees Parking Lot Any truth to Nick the ghost? Find out and get your tickets for 2011 now! Tickets are 17.00 per person all year except October which are 20.00 per person. Tours depart Applebee’s parking lot, 100 N 5th St, Manhattan, KS 9:00pm- Jeremy Butcher and The Bail Jumpers in Concert @ O’Malley’s Patio Music so good it’s almost criminal. Don’t miss it! 10:00pm- Aaron Watson in Concert @ Longhorns Saloon It’s no secret that Texas has always had its own kind of music and its own kind of music business to go along with it. But even by the wide-open standards of the Lone Star State, the ongoing career and success of Aaron Watson are something else.

saturday 22 8:00am- Manhattan Downtown Farmers’ Market @ 5th and Humboldt Seasonal Produce, Fresh Flowers, Fresh Eggs, Local Artists, Honey, Bison, Beef, Gardening Ideas, Cookies, Pies, Muffins, Bread, Crafts, Pottery. 9:00am- Make A Difference Day- Disaster Simulation @ Campus Creek Amphitheatre, Leadership Studies building Participate in a campus disaster simulation! Help set up a Volunteer Reception Center and mobilize volunteers for debris clean up, damage inventory, traffic control, pet recovery, shelter set-up, food distribution, and donation management. Interact with local organizations active in disaster recovery. 9:00am-Linear Historical Lifestyle Bicycle Ride @ Big Poppi Bicycles LEADER: Big Poppi Bicycle Co and the Flint Hills Area Bike Club. DISTANCE: Approximately 9-10 miles CONTACT: Narmin at 785-537-3737. Last ride of season is October 29, 2011. 1:00- Underground Railroad Tour @ Wabunsee County PLEASE CALL TO MAKE YOURE RESERVATION! 785-776-1234 This is a Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum Program honoring Kansas’s 150th Birthday! Cost: $25 per person in our van or $20 per person when you follow in your car. Children 6 and underare free. All information will be presented at each location and not within the Wonder Workshop van.

10:00pm- Stoney LaRue w/ Thieving Birds in Concert @ Longhorns Saloon Good country by Stoney, the man himself.

7:00pm- Captain America: The First Avenger @ Forum Hall, KSU Student Union Admission $3. Sponsored by the Union Program Council. Second Showing at 9:45pm.

10:00pm- Trivia Night @ Pat’s Blue Rib’n BarBe Que Go get you some!

7:30pm- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Nichols Theatre Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.

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8:00pm-Masquerade Ball @ Endzone/Red Rock Tavern, Manhattan Come celebrate at the ball! This is a suit up/ dress up event, a mask of any kind will be required for entry . There will be some finger food provided but the bar will also be having their full menu available for purchase. 9:00pm- Three of a Kind in Concert @ Cat Tracks Rock music from the late 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and you are sure to recognize every song you hear! 10:00pm- Riot on the Roxxx w/ Shawn Rock @ Pat’s Blue Ribbon Get your Roxxx on with Shawn’s mix of heavy metal!

sunday 23 All Week- K-State 2011 Homecoming Week @ K-State Campus Homecoming week is packed with fun activities and events for students, alumni and the Manhattan community. 9:45am- K-State Homecoming 5k Race @ K-State Alumni Center, K-State Campus The 5-km race course travels through the K-State campus and ends at the K-State Alumni Center.All participants will receive a K-State Homecoming 5K Race T-shirt. Race will be held rain or shine. 10:00am- Rick Smith Quartet Jazz Brunch @ Bluestem Bistro Nothing goes with Sunday like some smooth jazz. 1:00pm- Manhattan Fall Bridal Expo @ KSU Student Union Now’s your chance to check everything off of your wedding prep. list! Don’t miss it! 2:00pm- Eliza Huffaker Returns to the Kaw Mission @ Kaw Mission State Historic Site This is the seventh educational program in the Kaw Councils 2011 series. 2:30pm- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Nichols Theatre Tickets available from McCain box office. Presented by K-State Theatre. 6:00pm- Wayne Goins Quartet @ Della Voce Come hear the master Dr. Goins perform his heart-breaking blues every Sunday! 8:00pm-Captain America: The First Avenger @ Forum Hall, KSU Student Union Admission $3. Sponsored by the Union Program Council. 10:00pm-Video Dance Party w/ DJ Pizzle @ Bobby T’s Grill and Bar Dance your pants off at Bobby T’s every Sunday night with DJ Pizzle’s Video Dance Party!

monday 24 All Week- K-State 2011 Homecoming Week @ K-State Campus 5:00pm- Around the World for $5- South Africa @ Bluestem Bistro Each Monday night Bluestem Bistro will be hosting a tour of world cuisine! They will feature foods from various regions around the world for just $5. 5:30pm- Citizens’ Academy @ City Commission Room Lobby, City Hall Tour sites of interest in the City of Manhattan and economic development. 6:00pm- Bingo @ Bobby T’s Grill and Bar Not your grandma’s bingo parlor! Every Monday night at Bobby T’s! 6:30pm- Road Ride with K-State Cycling Club @ Big Poppi Bicycle Join K-State Cycling Club for a road ride of varying distance. Meet at Big Poppi Bicycle Co. 7:00- The Hype Weekly Pitch Meeting @ Auntie Mae’s Parlor, Upstairs Bring us your ideas and have a drink with us! 7:30pm- Latin American Film Series: Alamar @Forum Hall, KSU Student Union Free and open to the public! The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Items being discussed will be the possible de-funding of: Hospice and Homecare, Sunflower CASA, The Manhattan Homeless Shelter, The Manhattan Crisis Center, Kansas Legal Services, Big Brothers and Sisters, The Boys and Girls Club, UFM, Shepherd’s Crossing, Manhattan Daycare and KSU Child Development Center. The total funding for these programs is less than 1 percent of the total city budget. Losing this funding would mean the end to much of the federal matching funds these programs get each year , and consequently, many of our citizens would be w/o the programs that provide necessary life saving needs. Please show up and tell them no! 7:00pm-Encounter @ North Dining Area, KSU Student Union Christian worship service, visitors encouraged to attend. Promoted by Cats for Christ. 7:30pm- Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real @ McCain Auditorium Lukas Nelson is the son of Willie Nelson. They have opened for the Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, Willie Nelson and B.B. King, and the band is a unique musical force on its own. 9:30pm- Auntie Mae’s Might Fine Poetry Night @ Auntie Mae’s Parlor Open Mic. Instant Poets- Just Add Beer. 10:00pm- Chappie in Concert @ O’Malley’s Patio Motown, Soul & Rock’n Roll -- A performer, entertainer, and singer that audiences love.

wednesday 26 10:30am- Alan K. Simpson, Former U.S. Senator @ McCain Auditorium Live video stream to the Union will be available at time of lecture. Sponsored by the Landon Lecture Series. 11:30am- Brownbag Lunch: Women’s Health Issues @ Sunflower Room, KSU Student Union Join us as two doctors and representatives from Lafene Women’s Health Clinic discuss issues related to women and health. 3:30pm- Film: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time @ Hale Library, Hemisphere Room Join us for a screening of the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold. 4:00pm- Cico Park Farmers Market @ Cico Park Parking Lot Seasonal Produce, Fresh Flowers, Fresh Eggs, Local Artists, Honey, Bison, Beef, Gardening Ideas, Cookies, Pies, Muffins, Bread, Crafts, Pottery. 6:30pm- River Trail Mountain Bike Ride @ Big Poppi Bicycle Co. Meet at Big Poppi Bicycle Co. Ride out to the river trails together. 7:00pm-KSU Volleyball vs. Missouri @ Ahearn Gym Go Cats! 7:30pm- KSU Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble & Clarinet Choir @ All Faiths Chapel Steven Maxwell and Tod Kerstetter, conductors. 8:00pm- Trivia Smack Down @ Auntie Mae’s Parlor See your Auntie about some awesome trivia! 8:00pm- Live Music Wednesdays @ Radinas in Aggieville Live music every Wednesday in the Ville. 8:00pm- Second City Improv All-Stars @ Union Ballroom, KSU Student Union A comedy improv troop!

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7:30pm- University Ensemble: Collegiate Chorale and Men’s Choir @ All Faiths Chapel Joshua Oppenheim and Julie Yu, conductors. Sponsored by the Department of Music. 8:00pm- Parrish Lecture: The Ellsworth Outrage (1854) by Dr. John McGreevy @ Banquet Room, K-State Alumni Center Dr. McGreevy, Dean of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, speaks about The Ellsworth Outrage in 1854. Free and open to the public.

tuesday 25 All Week- K-State 2011 Homecoming Week @ K-State Campus 9:30am-Sing-a-Long with Mr. Steve @Bluestem Bistro If you want to bring your kids in for a fun activity, come join us in our meeting room as our manager, Mr. Steve, plays silly kid’s songs! 1:00pm- The Work of David Huang @ Beach Museum of Art David Huang is an internationally recognized metalsmith. Free and open to the public. Part of the Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2011-2012 Season. 3:00pm- Forum: “Why Choose Open Access?” @ Hale Library, Hemisphere Room A panel of K-State faculty who edit open access journals will discuss why open access made sense for their academic publishing efforts. 5:00pm- City Commission Work Session @ City Hall

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Halloween Adventures at Britt's Garden Acres by Samuel Sargent In theory, an overcast sky, chilly breeze, and a slow drizzle is the perfect weather for Halloween activities. In practice, nobody wants to freeze when they can just grab a pumpkin from Walmart and rush back to the warmth of their car. Nevertheless, it was with some reluctance that we set out toward Britt's Garden Acres in search of Halloween fun and adventure. Fortunately, despite teasing us with dark clouds and occasional bursts of precipitation, the weather cooperated and afforded us an enjoyable Saturday afternoon. Located on the western outskirts of Manhattan, Britt's is a short drive for a unique experience. During the spring and summer, they offer fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets and produce stands around the area, but in the fall they transform into a festive experience for the whole family. If it's pumpkins you're looking for, the selection is impressive, with fruits of all shapes, sizes and colors: orange, white, bluish-grey, reddish-orange, and even beige. The selection includes tiny, decorative pumpkins and perfectly-sized jack-o-lanterns, as well as gourds so large you need both arms to wrestle them. Conveniently, they provide little, purple wagons, serving as shopping carts, to haul off their variety of pumpkins to suit every need. If pumpkins aren't your thing, they also offer potatoes, onions, zucchini, and apple cider, among other things to tempt your palette. After trundling our pumpkins into the car, it was time to head down to the “fun zone.” For $7.50, you get to experience everything they have to offer, including picking a pumpkin fresh from the patch. You even get to choose which hand stamp you want as proof of admission: a pumpkin or a tractor! I opted for the pumpkin, due to bad memories caused by tractor-related injuries from my youth. My fiancée, Shay, was most interested in the hay ride, so that was our first stop. Despite growing up in Texas and spending summers in Canada, she somehow managed to completely avoid the countryside. She saw a live deer for the very first time on our first date. I, on the other hand, grew up in rural Missouri. Riding in a straw-lined trailer was how we got to school. Nonetheless, it was a relaxing ride -- around the corn maze, past the pumpkin patch, through the jalapeño pepper fields -- to grandmother's house we go. Next up was the easy corn maze, which wasn't so much a maze as a nice jaunt through the field, with an occasional potential diversion from the main path. It takes about five minutes to get through the easy maze if you take your time and stop for a few photographs. After safely avoiding the children of the corn, we crossed over to the main activities area. We skipped the petting zoo, filled with a plethora of barnyard animals,

but seriously contemplated whether the bouncy house was large enough to support my weight. I suspect it was, but chose not to test the theory so not to traumatize a little girl who was leaping about to her heart's content. I couldn't, however, pass up the potato cannon, a steam powered device that lived up to it's name, launching tubers across the sky like miniature rockets. There was a pumpkin serving as a target but each of my shots sailed well above it, easily traveling an extra 50 yards. I fear for any birds that may unwittingly fly into the path of the spud launcher. Also available were photo boards (the kind you stick your face in for funny pictures), a series of plastic tubes running through mounds of dirt for kids to climb through, and something that resembled a giant pumpkin which I suspect was a playhouse. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater roleplay anyone? At this point, Shay is tiring, but I can't pass up the opportunity to get lost in the larger corn maze, thus turning this into a harrowing tale of survival that could garner book deals and movie options. Can James Franco really pass up the part of a man lost in a corn maze for weeks? So I kiss Shay goodbye, tell her I love her, and pose for one final photo before disappearing into the corn. After a couple of twists and turns, I come upon the first potential trap, three paths branching off in different directions. As I ponder my options, I discover the first rule of successful corn maze navigation: observe others. If there are three paths and someone comes out of one and immediately heads down another, follow them. They already know that the other two are part of one big loop. After that insight, things go smoothly, though it helps that the next few loops are smaller and a bit obvious. I don't encounter anyone else for quite some time and am feeling rather confident about my maze navigation skills (all those childhood Fun Pads finally paying off) when I come to another section with three branches and no obvious route. Simple enough, pick a path and forge on. Worst case scenario, I end up back where I started. What shakes my swagger, however, is a piece of blue cloth tied around a corn stalk. Had someone become so lost that they were forced to utilize survival techniques? Am I about to stumble upon the remains of a group of thrill seekers who have resorted to cannibalism in order to survive? After all, there was nobody keeping track of who entered or exited the maze. Someone could be lost in here for days and nobody would know. But just as I'm about to lose all hope, a low flying plane passes through the sky. Of course -- the airport is just down the road. I can always signal for help with the incredibly bright flashlight app on my Droid 3. If I unleash that sucker into the night sky, I'll draw attention from neighboring galaxies.

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Speaking of my phone, I still have 3G service out in the field, so I could just call for help in the event of a cannibal attack. Out of curiosity, I pull up Google Maps, but the Street View team hasn't made it through the maze yet either. I try to get turn-by-turn directions, but the robot lady calls me a wuss. Through sheer luck, I manage to choose the right path and things proceed nicely, until I take a wrong turn and hit a dead end. At this point I figure out rule number two of professional corn maze navigation: fake it. When you encounter a dead end, pretend to be photographing an interesting ear of corn or loudly announce that you believe those were fox tracks you were following, thus convincing anyone who stumbles in behind you that you meant to come this way. You don't want to appear lost and scared when you encounter a stranger. Romances have blossomed in odder places than a corn labyrinth. After the dead end, I think I am almost free. I can tell I am close to the end by the proximity of the bouncy house, which I am just tall enough to see over the tops of the stalks. But no, it isn't that easy. I round a corner and discover myself in a large clearing, big enough to support a battle between zombie cannibals and pork ninjas. Could there be slow mutants lurking within the corn? Worse, there were half-adozen paths exiting the clearing. Is this the test through which I will finally become a man? Suddenly, a pair of teenage girls come screaming from one of the paths. I go for my knife, only to remember I don't carry a knife. Then I realize they were giggling, not screaming and any fear on their faces is probably due to having just witnessed a large man pull an invisible knife from his belt. They look about, a bit unsure of themselves, and head down the leftmost path. Abiding by a personal rule about never following the lead of a teenage girl, I go a different way entirely. Once again, my amazing instincts pay off. As I near the end of the very long final corridor, another rule of expert corn maze navigation occurs to me: always enhance the experience of others. No, this doesn't mean you should hide in the corn and scare other people when they pass by. After all, mace is cheaper than gasoline these days. But there's nothing wrong with, say, chucking an ear of corn near the location of other mazegoers, convincing them that a honey badger is about to leap for their throats. Yelps of terror are your reward for a job well done. So finally, I emerge from my hellish ordeal. Checking my watch, I see that it has taken me exactly 15 minutes, walking at a leisurely pace. As the sign at the entrance said the hard maze required 20 to 30 minutes to navigate, I accept this as final proof of my new found status as a corn maze master. After one final stop to pick up our pie-quality pumpkins, at which point the rain finally starts to fall in earnest, I head back to the car. Next adventure? Pumpkin pie from scratch. But first I need to go buy a knife. And can someone make sure James Franco gets my number? Britt's Garden Acres is located at 1400 S Scenic Drive, just north of Fort Riley Blvd. They're open weekends through October 30th. On the nights of the 22nd, 28th and 29th, the corn maze is converted into a “Scary Maze” which they recommend for ages 12 and up.


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3 Asians & a Movie “Real Steel” Real Steel is a 2011 American science-fiction action film starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie and directed by Shawn Levy. The film is based on the 1956 short story "Steel" by Richard Matheson.

Sean says: In my opinion I thought that this would be another boring movie with Rock'em Sock'em Robots which was a popular two player game from the 60s but I will say that I was a bit surprised. Basically in 2020 humans have been replaced by robots in boxing. The plot revolves around Charlie Kenton who was a famous boxer. He is now a small time promoter that is down on his luck and uses his bots in underground boxing venues until he hits rock bottom when he gets his big break with a bot named ‘Atom’. Atom is your typical underdog. Charlie teams up with his estranged son Max and together they try to train Atom while building on their relationship as father and son. It is a predictable storyline so don’t expect a complex plot driven movie but it does deliver on excitement and fight sequences. It also adds an element of thought about human and robot relationships and what the future may present. So if you love Hugh Jackman and or Evangeline Lilly then this exciting movie is for you to see in the theaters. George says: I am happy to say that Real Steel did not disappoint, it was highly entertaining. With that being said, don’t expect any surprises here, though it was refreshing to see Hugh Jackman play a character with few redeeming characteristics. The plot is understandably predictable, but the cinematography is good, and you don’t really notice the CGI. I would say it is well worth seeing in the theaters.

Amy says: I wasn't really sure about this movie going in to it and even the first 30 minutes of it all I could think about was how predictable it was and how much of a dude movie it was. Predictability aside, Real Steel ended up proving me wrong. The family drama in the movie ended up being decently captivating as well as the love storyline. If my viewing of this movie wasn't on a date night with my boyfriend I probably would have never seen it in theaters and I don't recommend seeing it on the big screen unless you're looking for a good guy/girl compromise movie. However, I will say that Real Steel did leave me wondering...how long until this movie becomes a reality and machines actually do start replacing humans in various jobs and activities, practical or recreational? Or has it already started?

“A sharp intake of breath” @All Faiths By: Viola Valkyrie

Guest cellist Benjamin Cline opened a concert in All Faiths Chapel Sunday with Le Grand Tango, composed by Astor Piazzolla. He was accompanied by Irena Ravitskaya on piano. A sharp intake of breath, and the two slid into the song.

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instrumental soloist often takes a deep breath the beat before and nods on the downbeat of the first measure to signal to his or her accompanist the beginning of a piece. With well-timed flourishes (i.e. lifting the bow in an arc off the strings at the end of particularly powerful phrases), Cline sounded the upper-body, while Ravitskaya pounded the low, driving notes of this sensual dance.

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soprano Ivalah Allen joined the two onstage for Four Songs for Soprano, Cello, and Piano, composed by André Previn, who based the piece on poems by Toni Morrison. The movements were titled: Mercy, Stones, Shelter, and The Lacemaker. vibrato combined with high pitch is what makes opera off-putting and incomprehensible for many. Allen used wide vibrato, but she tempered this with massive dynamics (loudness and softness of volume), super-enunciating the ends of words, and pantomiming some of the actions she was singing. The effect was inviting and captivating.

a short intermission to set up amplifiers, Cline and Ravitskaya re-emerged onto the stage with Hilary Shepard, flutist. (The program said, “flutist.” I thought the correct term was flautist. A quick google search supplies this answer from flute virtuoso, Sir James Galway: “I am a flute player, not a flautist. I don’t have a flaut, and I’ve never flauted.”) The entire back side of the program was filled with an explanation of the last song, Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale), written by its composer George Crumb. piece was fascinating to me because each instrument was played in nontraditional ways to effect prehistoric sounds. Shepard opened by singing into her flute, producing an eerie whale-song. The cello entered, playing only sliding harmonics, while Ravitskaya strummed the strings in the open grand piano. This bizarre trip into the land of the lost concluded with the shimmering sounds of antique cymbals played alternately by Shepard and Cline.

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Awesome Alert! Eric Stonestreet By: Jimbo Ivy Eric Stonestreet is a name I heard many times as a theatre major at Kansas State University. It was usually used by a professor as an example, an important one: People can be successful in the notoriously unforgiving theatre/film industry if they work hard and focus on their talents. Eric graduated from KSU in 1995, and by the time I came along in 2000, it was only during one of his return trips to Theatre Forum, a class that educates theatre majors on various topics, that I got to meet him. Now, many successful years later with an Emmy in hand for his role as Cameron of ABC’s comedy Modern Family, he returned to Theatre Forum and KSU to inspire students and alumni alike with his spirit, humor, and story. After giving a brief autobiography, Stonestreet opened up for questions from the audience made up of theatre students, high school students, alumni, and those drawn to the event simply to see the man behind Cam. The questions offered up ranged from professional to personal, and Eric answered them with the same humor mixed with confident candor every time. When asked whether his success as an actor had a large element of luck involved, Stonestreet replied, “Luck is being in the right place at the right time, but you have to take that step, put yourself in that place.” He connected this idea to the fact that as a Kansan, he had to move to Chicago and then Los Angeles to be in “the right place” for his career to advance. Another audience member asked his opinion, as a man playing a gay character, about the solution to the bullying of gay youth in schools, to which he replied, “Well, there’s always going to be bullying.” He went on to say that the best way to combat the bullying is to teach children that their difference, whatever it may be, is okay and allow them to not feel victimized by the smallness of others.

Tyler Gregory and the Bootleg Bandits Before the Black powder strikes By Aaron Abbott Imagine you're camping and its fall in Kansas. After pitching the tent, the brisk chill in the air requires you to throw on a worn-in, comfy hoodie. You pour yourself a glass of Laphroaig Scotch whisky, and take a large swig; perhaps, a little too large, causing a simultaneous shiver throughout your body. You're hit with the smokiness, the peatiness of the Scotch that says, “This is from the earth”. A cold sweat and the increasing cold are subsided by the hoodie and growing fire you’ve kindled, as well as the Scotch in your stomach. Its 10-year-old Laphroaig; not the more expensive, overaged Laphroaig that's had all the character mellowed out of it. This is true whisky and you know it when you drink it. This satisfying moment is what life's all about. That's what it's like hearing Tyler Gregory's newest CD. Thirty-seven seconds into the first song, when his voice comes to soulful, almost growling life, I feel as though I'm sitting around a campfire, drinking Scotch. I feel as though this is what I should have been listening to my entire life, and as though it's where I'm supposed to be at that moment. The album Before The Black Powder Strikes is a mix of music that sounds one part

bluegrass, one part campfire sing-a-long, one part blues, one part chain-gang work song and one part moonshine. One can listen to the songs individually if one chooses, but I prefer to listen to it as a whole, straight through all nine tracks. It would be the perfect album to put on one's iPod for a hike, or on the car stereo for a road trip.

When one, very shy high school girl had difficulty asking a question, Stonestreet simply walked across the stage, up the stairs to the empty seat next to the girl, and sat down to listen. He also allowed anyone in the auditorium to hold and examine his Emmy, which he only had with him because after winning it, he gave it to his parents, who live in Kansas City. He also let the audience in on a little bit of info regarding an upcoming episode of Modern Family when a question was asked regarding Fizbo, Stonestreet’s childhood clown name. One of his final thoughts to the audience was this: “You don’t realize this now, and you won’t, but [Manhattan] is a wonderful place. There’s an energy here, that’s hard to find.” He advised the younger members of the audience to not worry so much about what they should do in life, but simply enjoy being young before focusing on a career path. Overall, Stonestreet came off as the confident and deserving recipient of good fortune due to hard work and a positive outlook on his profession. His words of encouragement to the audience in attaining their goals in life through positive, confident diligence to whatever their prospective craft happened to be was inspiring and heartfelt. I didn’t once get the impression that I was interacting with a man seen by millions each week and possessing an Emmy. Not even when, silencing his cellphone, he said in an exaggerated manner, “Gotta shut this off; Hollywood might call.” If ever I thought a man might deserve to get calls from Hollywood, Eric would definitely be one.

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In fact, “travellin' music” would be as good a description as any for this magnificent mix of acoustic guitar, occasional mandolin and Gregory's amazingly diverse voice which you can tell has seen and felt things many of us can only imagine. Track 7, “Bullfrog Legs” is more upbeat than the tracks preceding it. I felt like I should either dance or eat (or eat, and then dance.) Either way, I suspect other listeners and I would have a hard time keeping still if this song was being played live. The song is recorded well, but it seems to lack the energy it probably has when being played live. I should point out that I heard Tyler Gregory perform live at The Hype Weekly release party back in September. At that time, I must admit, I was sorely ignorant of Tyler and his music. I was aware of his existence as a local artist, but I had never heard any of his music before that night. There was a lot going on at the time, so I wasn't paying as much attention to him as I did listening to his album later. I knew the music I was hearing was good but I was having conversations, reading articles, etc. That was a huge mistake on my part. Don't make the same mistake I've done; read this, and then go to the next Tyler Gregory performance you can find. I recommend buying this album if you're at all into blues, rock, soul, country, bluegrass or any other forms that inspired, or was inspired, by these genres. It’s available at Sisters of Sound in Aggieville. The packaging, is all Tyler; 100% recycled, the insert and cover are hand-dyed, everything is hand stamped. With the contents, Gregory takes his hosts of influences and distills them into a smoky, delicious whisky, perfectly-aged and ideal for almost any situation. This album is not for special occasions, and should be listened to often; Tyler Gregory is every day whisky.


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What worse weapon do we have than words? Bombs and bullets Fists and finely sharpened knives All pale in comparison to what makes us want to use them. Words can be so powerful I wish I had the power to never lose them Because then they’re just laying around Waiting for somebody else to pick them up and abuse them. Sticks and stones Can break my bones But words are all that can truly hurt me Words are the reason why, David In third grade I sat in my kitchen Hoping no one else would come in As I held to my wrists the same knife That you convinced me to bring to school Because you thought Max deserved it. Sat there wondering why it took me so long Knowing that now I could never belong Realizing I couldn’t be strong In the face of the names and taunts and laughs and the stares That made me feel so wrong Until my mom came home Grabbed the knife and simply told me “Nothing should make you feel that far gone” And her words healed me At a time when everyone else’s seemed to kill me Because like all weapons Words can be used both ways To tear down, rip apart and lead astray Build up, piece together, and pray Every time I learn a new word I feel like I’ve been give a gift Like a child that has a new toy to play with I use it like I think I should But then I read the instructions and figure out I’ve been doing it all wrong I use it until I get bored with it But sometimes I get carried away and I break it. And sometimes I take it To the corner of my mind that I hope nobody ever finds So I can hide it away with all the other words

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