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( Us To You ) Please check out part 3 of Darcie West’s investigation into homelessness in Manhattan and how budget cuts and city policy affects the people in our community that are homeless or on the verge of being homeless. Darcie has devoted weeks of research and interviewed many members of our community on both sides of the issue and we’re very proud of the result. Coming up this month will be the Please Frickin Vote! issue, detailing ALL the folks running for ALL the city, county, state and national positions this year in our *cough* government. The Hype will be providing unbiased and first hand looks at all the candidates to help you not just pick random names or party affiliations at the polls. Keep coming to The Hype Weekly Pitch Meetin every Monday at 730pm at Auntie Mae’s Parlor and help craft what year 2 with THW is going to be like! Love, The Hype Weekly

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a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. CHAMBER HOSTING CANDIDATE FORUM FOR COUNTY AND STATE RACES MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 5:00 - 9:00PM MANHATTAN ARTS CENTER MANHATTAN - The Chamber is hosting a non-partisan Candidate Forum on Monday, October 8 from 5:00 - 9:00pm at the Manhattan Arts Center. The forum is free to attend and open to the public. The event will begin at 5:00 with a meet and greet including all candidates running for area offices in the following races: Riley County Commission Districts 2 & 3, Kansas House Districts 51, 64, 66 &

6:00 County Commission Candidates (Districts 2 & 3) 7:00 Kansas House of Representatives Candidates (Districts 51, 64, 66 & 67) 8:30 KansasSenate Candidates (District 22) Additional information can be found HERE. Questions can be directed to Kristin Holt at 785-776-8829.

ACCLAIMED BROADWAY DRAMA ‘TIME STANDS STILL’ OPENS K-STATE THEATRE SEASON MANHATTAN - Kansas State University’s K-State Theatre will present “Time Stands Still” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-13 and 18-20, with a matinee Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. All performances are in Nichols Theatre. “Time Stands Still” is a witty, intellectual look at what happens when ordinary life is altered through the lens of war. Margulies’ Tony Award-nominated play sets a quartet of characters into motion, including Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent

create low-wage jobs,” said Geri Simon, MLWC Coordinator. “We have repeatedly asked the City Commission to require that no jobs paying under $12 an hour be subsidized, but the commission won’t do it,” said Simon. “Without that requirement, there’s no way to stop low-wage job creation using tax money. That’s a good reason for people to vote no on extending the sales tax.” The primary goal of the existing tax was to “create quality jobs with correwho try to find happiness in a world that sponding wages, benefits, and working seems to have gone crazy. When Sarah, conditions,” according to a city report. who has spent years dashing between “Jobs that pay less than $12 an hour are conflict zones, returns home after being not quality jobs,” said Simon. “You can’t injured on the battlefields of Iraq, James raise a family on such poor pay.” makes a pitch to her for domesticity. Sarah “The job creation program has not must choose between the thrilling but been successful. Half the jobs created with dangerous life she craves and the physicity money since 2002 pay under $12 an cally safe but emotionally twisted life she hour. And, it cost about $25,000-30,000 doesn’t quite understand. to create each one of those low-pay jobs. Dwight Tolar, assistant professor of That’s a waste of tax dollars,” said Simon. theatre, is the director for “Time Stands “If our city government is using Still.” Scenic design is by Kathy Voecks, taxpayer money to create jobs, we should associate professor of theatre and resident demand adequate-paying jobs and fringe scenic designer. benefits for workers,” said Simon. “Let’s Tickets can be purchased at the Mcbe sure our investment is really helping Cain Auditorium box office from 11:30 working people. That can only happen if a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by calling McCain at we refuse to subsidize businesses with jobs 785-532-6428 during box office hours. under $12 an hour.” Tickets also may be purchased at the Little “The ballot proposal for extending the Theater box office in the K-State Student sales tax does not prevent low-wage job Union from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednescreation,” said Simon. “So, we urge people day through Friday or online at http:// to vote no.” Tickets range The MLWC wants an ordinance to in price from $8 to $14 and discounts for ensure only businesses paying a living students, faculty/staff, seniors and military wage can get tax money to create jobs. families are available. Group discounts are The Coalition supports an ordinance that also available by calling Marci Maullar at has three key elements: a wage floor of at 785-532-6878. least $12 an hour that is adjusted annually; an employer-sponsored health insurance Kansas State University students in the plan, with employers paying at least 70 cast and crew for “Time Stands Still” inpercent of the cost, and sick leave for all clude: permanent employees. Health insurance Hannah Miller, sophomore in theand sick leave benefits must at least match atre, Gardner, as Mandy; Becki Jo Neill, what the City of Manhattan offers its own sophomore in theatre, Leawood, as Sarah; employees. Kyle Myers, senior in theatre, Topeka, The ordinance would apply to busias James; Mat Ellis, junior in theatre, nesses receiving any kind of economic Ulysses, as Richard; Rebekah Priebe, masdevelopment help the City administers, ter’s student in theatre, Wichita, costume including loans, grants, tax abatements, design; and Sean Hood, senior in architectax increment financing, and industrial tural engineering, Edmond, Okla., lighting revenue bonds. design. The Manhattan Living Wage Coalition is a community group. It believes that, LIVING WAGE COALITION OPPOSif you’re working, you shouldn’t be poor. ES SALES TAX RENEWAL Member organizations are: the Carpenters District Council Greater St. Louis & The Manhattan Living Wage CoaliVicinity, Local #918; N.E. Kansas Building tion (MLWC) announced today it does Trades Council; The League of Women not support renewing the ½ cent sales tax Voters of Manhattan/Riley County; proposal on the November ballot. Manhattan Alliance for Peace & Justice The County’s portion of the tax would (MAPJ); Manhattan Mennonite Church; go for roads and bridges, while the City Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 441; and, the would use 65% of the revenue raised for Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Manjob creation and/or infrastructure projects. hattan Social Action Committee. The other 35% would be used to reduce For more information on the MLWC, visit property taxes. Manhattan Living Wage Coalition/Face“We won’t support renewing the sales book. tax because tax dollars can still be used to

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WAMEGO - Do you sing and/or Dance? Bring your talent and come join Artistic Director Mindy Thierolf and Music Director Craig Treinen as they host auditions for The Christmas Spectacular held at The Columbian Theatre. Sponsored by The Wamego City Hospital, auditions will be held from 7-9pm at the The Columbian Theatre on October 17th and 18th. Be a part of the tradition that is The Columbian and form lifelong memories to cherish. Show dates are Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16. Please call The Columbian Theatre at 456-2029 with any questions. Order your tickets for The Christmas Spectacular today and 2012-13 Season Tickets are still available until the close of The Wizard of Oz, directed by T-Shane Roberts. The season ticket is $80 for 5 shows and is equal to getting one show for free. Take advantage of this great deal while it lasts. Tickets can be ordered on line at or by calling the box office at 785-456-2029. The box office is open Tuesday-Friday 10

67 and Kansas Senate District 22. The forum will be broken into three sections, with Riley County Commission, Kansas House and Senate races each having a specific timeframe. People interested in attending may stay for the entire event, or chose to come only for the race(s) they are interested in learning more about. Below is the Forum Schedule (times subject to change) 5:00 Meet & Greet opportunity for attendees with all candidates




homeless in Manhattan part 3 of 4 Wynn Butler Speaks

OCTOBER 4, 2012



Darcie W. West



s I went to Commissioner Wynn Butler, I wondered what he would have to say about social services, the City’s budget and debt, and how it would all differ from Jim Sherow’s perspective. In spite of their differences, I found these two men actually have a lot in common. Both responded to my request for interviews right away and both were happy to talk to me. Both were very helpful and patient with my questions. Both men work in education - Sherow is a history professor at K-State while Butler is the director of distance learning at Barton County Community College in Fort Riley. And both are very passionate about the future of the Manhattan community. Butler and I met in a coffee shop and ended up talking for about an hour. I brought along a copy of the July 31 Debt Disclosure Statement and started asking the same questions I had asked Sherow. I gave no indication of what I’d learned from Sherow to Butler (at first) because I wanted to see if and where their answers differed. Immediately, I saw differences in how the data was interpreted. While Sherow had said the debt was not a problem for Manhattan and that we were well within limits, Butler saw a different story. He saw the debt rising too much, too fast and worried that we could find ourselves underwater very quickly. Butler said the question of how we spend money could be a philosophical one. The Debt Authority Remaining category, which is how much more debt the State says we can accumulate, was at $58.5

million as of July 31. But just because we have that buffer room available, should we use it? He said it was like buying a house; some people wish to buy the biggest house they can afford, while others prefer to get a smaller one. “I don’t want to take the risk. I don’t want to see us go all the way to the debt level,” Butler said. “That’s like maxing out your credit cards.” We moved on to the topic of taxes, and Butler immediately said he wanted to move more stuff to rely upon sales tax rather than property tax. I asked how Social Services were funded, and his answer floored me: Social Services comes out of the General Fund, which is paid for primarily with property taxes, not sales tax. I stared at him for a moment, wondering if I had misheard him, then flipped through my notes and read to him the quote from my interview with Commissioner Sherow: “Social Services funding comes out of the General Fund, which is primarily paid for by sales tax revenues, not property taxes.” What’s going on here? Butler seemed to think this was funny. He diplomatically explained that both answers were technically correct, but it was a matter of interpretation. The General Fund is made up of several different sources of money, including sales tax and property tax, but it all goes into one pot and is not really separable. He used the analogy of how his own income works: he gets money from his job, his wife from hers, and it all goes into one savings account, so any purchases made can’t really be pinpointed



That being said, Butler said he did not want to take the “Tea Party” approach of eliminating all Social Services, but he would like to cut the number of programs funded from 10 down to the five most vital ones. The “vital” ones are those that affect other services, such as police or the court system: Sunflower CASA, Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc., the Crisis Center, Homecare and Hospice and the Boys and Girls Club were the Social Service Agencies that the City should support through taxes, Butler said. The others should be able to fund themselves through other means. Does this mean they’re left to their own devices? Of course not. Butler has a backup plan to help all Social Services in Manhattan - several, in fact. AFFINITY CARDS Within the next couple of months, Commerce Bank will begin offering people applying for a VISA card to get a City of MHK card. Like many cards, it allows you to accumulate points as you buy things, only these points go toward helping Social Services instead of airline miles. They also support the Manhattan Arts Center. Butler said this is based on a model that has already been successful in other venues, such as the Sunset Zoo. WATER BILL DONATIONS This is the one Butler is really pushing for - and getting the most opposition for. Manhattan citizens have the choice to donate money to Social Services via their water bills. They can donate as little as $1 per month and as much as they want, and can even choose how long their donation cycle

There are about 15,000 water meters in the City of Manhattan, but as of last month, only 96 of them had signed up for the program, even though it had started in March. “I just don’t understand why there’s so much animosity to donating,” Butler said. “There were approximately 1,500 people that signed an SOS petition for the purposes of making sure Social Services were supported in Manhattan. Why don’t we have 1,500 donations on the water bill program?” Butler said his goal was to push for the program more over the next few months and see if the community really cares about Social Services as much as they claim to. Butler is donating through the water bill program, as is Mayor Loren Pep-

perd. He wouldn’t say on record how much it was, but I can assure you all it’s more than $1. This is a middle road approach - it doesn’t eliminate tax, but it does not force all funding to be tax supported. Instead, it makes it half-voluntary. I had come to Butler and Sherow looking for answers and instead had found more questions. Not just questions over just how the budget works (it’s a lot more complicated than I had anticipated), but also moral and philosophical questions about where we should draw the line of social responsibilities. Butler, for example, had resolved to continue supporting the five most crucial Social Services with taxes, but what about the other five? Is the UFM, for example, just a nice thing to have, or is it vital to the community? I don’t think I have the ability to answer these questions, as I can see both sides well. I’m conflicted. Whether you believe Social Services should be supported by taxes or strictly by

donations, I have to admit the water bill donation program seems like a reasonable plan to ensure they get funding. You can learn more about this program on the City of Manhattan’s website. Go to In the search bar, type in “water utility billing” Once the search results come up, click on “water utility billing” and look for “Social Services Voluntary Donation Program.” It’s the third item down, and it contains a link to the form you can fill out to donate money through your water bill and support our Social Services. If you don’t pay your own water bill because it’s handled through your landlord, talk to them about setting up a donation. Stay tuned for Part 4 and my discussion with Bernie Hayen.

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This made sense to me, but I was still left feeling dissatisfied by the answer. Butler suggested I talk to the City’s Director of Finance, Bernie Hayen, for more details. Sherow had also dropped his name. I resolved to talk to him. (My conversation with Bernie Hayen will be the fourth and final chapter to this series of articles.) Back to Butler: The problem with Social Services funding, he explained, was that it came out of surplus of money that is no longer available. The government got this money from tobacco and allocated it to cities across the U.S. for constructive services. When that money ran out, cities who did not choose to axe these services had to find other ways to fund them, and they became an additional burden to the budget. Butler said this has been going on for years and he wished to “put it to rest.”

lasts. It’s even tax deductible as a business expense for landlords. 100 percent of the donations go to Social Services - the City doesn’t touch one penny.


to any one particular source because it all comes from the same pot of collective money.

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Pay attention to the show behind the curtain

the wizard lands in wamego dispatched by flying monkey thanks to

sarah sullivan There’s a tornado brewing in Wamego. A classic Kansas tornado that has taken the world by storm since 1939. Every red blooded Kansan knows which one I mean. For every other state, it may be just a musical, but for Kansans, it’s a rite of passage. The Columbian Theatre is bringing to the stage once again, The Wizard of Oz. I know what you’re thinking, “I’ve seen The Wizard of Oz. It’s always the same show.” Well, after talking with the director, T-Shane Roberts, I know for a fact that you will not be able to call this fall’s production ‘the same Wizard of Oz you’ve always seen’. This is by no means T-Shane Roberts’ first time with the Columbian. Before 2005, he was part of somewhere between a modest 25-30 productions with the Columbian, most of which he acted in. T-Shane has also written, and co-directed several shows for the Columbian making him a jack-of-all-trades and oddly foreshadowing what he would be gearing up to do this year with The Wizard of Oz. Not only is he fulfilling the post of director, flying monkey complaints department head, and Munchkin wrangler, he is also stepping up to fill one of the lead roles in the show! T-Shane Roberts is also the Cowardly Lion, playing a role he has performed in thirtysix different renditions of The Wizard of Oz. If you can imagine trying to come up with a new take every time for a character you’ve played almost forty times, you can see why T-Shane was the right man for the job to give this year’s Columbian production of the old classic, just the fresh touch it needed. When I asked him what his directorial take on this year’s production was and what his audience should be looking for, and getting from the performance, he answered, “I like to allow the audience to figure out why Dorothy dreams some of the things that she dreams. So I put some extra stuff in that gives people a hint as to why she did this, or would have done something else.” For example, T-Shane reveals that there are subtle hints in prop, acting choices early on that certain characters align with the portrayal of their parts which give the audience tiny mental sign posts. These are seen later in the show by the audience who quickly remembers the earlier reminder which is now seen at full volume, letting them experience the association Dorothy might have felt as she took her unforgettable trip over the rainbow.




Dorothy and the gang have problems with lions and tigers and bears as takei would say, oh myyyy...

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For a show done so many times, especially when it’s done yearly at the same location, one of the most obvious problems to see is being able to give an original performance and experience every year. When I asked him about this challenge he said, “We needed to bring some new aspects to the show and keep people excited and wanting to come back to see what’s new this year. We took out some things that you’re going to be used to seeing, but we put in some new things that you’ve never seen before.” “We took it back to the beginning this year. It’s not as Hollywood, it’s more about the characters. I have a five star cast. I have a great Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Guard, Wicked Witch, Glinda. They’re all so good you don’t need to see them fly across the stage. They’re just that good.” Moving the feel of the production back to the characters instead of special effects and figuring out how to fly the witch across the stage has given this year’s production a feeling of character depth and passion that I have rarely seen in performances of the old favorite. I believe this is a direct result of the true passion that T-Shane demonstrates for this show. I asked him if it’s because he prefers to direct and take part in traditional musicals and he nodded

but then revealed, “My grandmother’s name was Dorothy from Kansas, and I was raised by her. She’s my inspiration for this and so I put a few of her sayings in the show as an honor to her.” One of Granny Dorothy’s sayings that T-Shane has included in this production is “I’m going to send you up the road whistlin’ ‘Who da Thought It’.” In a Director’s Note he gave to the cast he expanded on this personal connection to the show, ‘When I was little, I can remember sitting in front of the big console TV and watching The Wizard of Oz. Pretending that my Granny was the Dorothy from the movie and asking her crazy questions and she would play along. It has always been fun to say, ‘I am from Kansas and my Granny is Dorothy!’” It’s easy to see the care and passion T-Shane has for the characters and story reflected in his actors. As I watched the rehearsal, I realized he wasn’t kidding. Krysten Day who plays Dorothy is one of the most expressive actresses I’ve ever had the privilege of watching. She adjusts well in both the rural Kansas setting and the fantastical setting of Oz, being an easy link between the two for the audience to follow. Accompanied by Hunk and the Scarecrow played by Randy Rhoten and Daniel Myers-Bowman who plays Hickory and the Tinman, these three breathe life into the production as triple threats in act-

the wicked witch, Glenda, and dorothy deliberate shoe ownership

ing, dancing and singing. Of course I’m not forgetting T-Shane himself who plays Zeek and the Cowardly Lion, lending an expertise to the role that is still fresh every time he performs despite having played his character in so many different productions. There’s also something to be said for Glinda, the Good Witch played by Cortney Beims and Ms. Gulch/ the Witch of the West played by Christy Collette, who form a terrific dichotomy of the serene good and the temperamental bad, both with poise and expressiveness that help frame the unspoken themes of the show.

reason. “We have a real windmill spinning in the background and when Oz speaks, the backwall flies out at you. We’ve added all this videography that is just going to knock your socks off.” The sets give the show this incredible middle feeling between movie and theatre that I’ve never seen in a theatrical production before.

One of the common obstacles with any production of The Wizard of Oz is the casting and direction of the little people who are Dorothy’s first encounter in the land of Oz. “Munchkins are always one of the hardest things [in any production of this show] because you’ve got so many different age groups all together, but this group is exceptional. behold the majesty of the lolipop guild They’ve really come together and worked well with each other. We worked hard this year to cast mother and T-Shane summed up why you should definitely son, and dad and daughter. So a lot of the kids make it out to the Columbian for this incredible in the show have a parent in the show. My wife production: “The reason everyone should come is in the show as well as my daughter. It makes and see this show is so we can allow you to expethis show more of a family production.” As famrience the excitement, the hard work and that ily is such a strong theme in both the story itself place over the rainbow that we’ve created for and the spin T-Shane has put on this producyou to get away from elections and economy and tion, this was a smart way for his cast to also feel hard times. Just get away from it for a couple of the family connection. hours.” The cast even operates as a family, playing together and working together. One of the things they worked together on were the sets, which T-Shane and the crew are proud of and for good

Thanks to T-Shane and his cast’s hard work, this is a show for the time.

OCTOBER 4, 2012




POETRY a sound interactive, Suddenly there was the innumerable clattering of voices, in a world full of motion, there was also the quiet, the ambient wave, rippled circles as in a water brook, stationary rocks, waiting by. Man was made to wade through the silence. The lonely are like a silver trout held captive, if for the moment, caught in a chatting memory. Soon forgotten. I visit a few like myself, who sit alone tapping at their drinks, who wonder of the same quietness, the same stillness, the same direction. the same wading in the water. Men and society, are like a twirling vine, growing upwards, surrounding the happy interactive. Caught in-between are the silent faces, listening to the continuous sounds of the water brook.

a poem by ray paul


manhattan memories into the future brought to you in whole by

frank siegle I got the idea for this column from a group that started on Facebook not all that long ago for the purpose of long time inhabitants and those who grew up here and moved away to reminisce about their time here and their memories of Manhattan. The idea for this installment came from the fact that, of the contributors to “The Hype, I am certainly the senior member. Very senior. Among the 20 and 30 something people who do this, I could be called (at the very least) “Grandad.” It’s not that I came with Isaac Goodnow when the Boston immigrants stopped here in March of 1855 and he said “Well, I guess this is the place.” (Or was that Brigham Young in Utah? At my age, details kinda get cataracts.) Nor when the Hartford ran aground with folks from the Big Apple (it was the Medium Apple, then) in June of 1856 and agreed to join the others only if the place was called Manhattan. (New Yorkers had chutzpah even then.) (Actually, they were from Ohio. Hey! It was a joke, son! A joke, I say!) I was born and raised here, and so was my wife, but we moved to Minnesota in 1973. We returned in 2001. So there’s a gap that others may fill however long this column lasts and they will, I hope, make other important contributions to fill out this column that I could never do. They already have, and I thank them for that. My undergraduate degree was in History and I’ve maintained that interest from before attending Kansas State to the present. So my intent is for this column to reflect not only living people’s memories, but also the history of Manhattan that maybe has not been published, or has gone out of date, or has been deemed too mundane and obscure.

One’s first environment and relationships, of course, have the most profound effects on one, for good or ill. For some it’s an unmitigated disaster; for others it’s Edenesque. For me it certainly was a mix, but there was more good than ill (maybe only in hindsight) and I do wax nostalgic for the Manhattan and area I grew up in. I wondered what interest there might be for more recent citizens and for college and university students in the history that occurred before they came. I approached Jimbo with the idea, after he recruited me for “The Hype” and I’d written a couple of things, and he’s letting me run with it wherever it goes and/ or wherever around here it takes me. To paraphrase the opening of “American Pickers” on the history channel: All places have a history all their own and the people are a breed all their own. That is what this column is about. I’ve already written a three pieces this summer; one on experiences of my early years, another on my young experience

with movies here and one on the ’51 flood. I said at the end of the latest Memories that there would be a future column on the history of Manhattan’s movie houses. That won’t do. Each major one from the early days will get its own column. The stories are fascinating – to me, at least, and, hey! I’m the one doing this. ;-) There will also be at least one follow up story on the ’51 flood dealing with the Tuttle Creek Dam project. If it looks like it will get too long, it will be broken up. But there is so much else here because there is conscious life here, full of disaster, joy, conflict and everything else anywhere else contains. No subject will be taboo or un-useful, I think. I will try to be impartial, but that, “in the final analysis” (as JFK used to say,) is impossible. For history is part science and part art. There is the evidence, but it must be interpreted and a story told. And sometimes that story is one’s own.



Join the facebook event Z-Day and keep updated on all the news you need for the pending apocalypse. The Z-Day Tentative Schedule is as follows:

Sarah Sullivan In less than two weeks, on October 13th, Z-Day will be upon us! The zombie apocalypse is coming and we at The Hype in tandem with the Kansas ANTI-ZOMBIE Militia would like to make sure that all Manhattanites are prepared to take down the undead. At City Park, starting at 1pm, there will be a zombie-ridden, obstacle-impeding training course with options for the ‘long-way-around survivor’ as well as the shortcut suicide run we like to call the ‘nut up or shut up’ run for survivors. Awards will be given to the fastest and cleverest survivors which is really something extra, because when the actual apocalypse happens, your reward will be getting to keep your brains, in your head. What’s a training course without the zombies though? In the absence of the actual undead, we’ll need people willing to compete as zombies also for awards, such as the Ravenous award for the zombie who takes the most health flags from the survivors. For the listening pleasure of both living and undead ears we’ll be hosting several of MHK’s finest bands: FUMA, White, and Decimation as well as events, games and prizes for the whole family whether you’re there to compete, to cheer on the survivors, root for the zombies or just take part in the apocalypse. The KSU Paintball Club will also be joining in our gleeful slaying of the undead with a Zombie Marksmanship competition where the shooters will have 30 seconds to take down three live zombie targets (with paintballs of course). There will also be a melee contest if shooting the zombies isn’t


-1PM 1 Mile Zombie and Obstacle-Ridden Training CourseLong way around for less zombies and obstacles or Suicide Run for shorter distance but more zombies and harder obstacles. your forte and you’d feel more satisfaction in beating them with a bat. There will be awards for the winners, a silent auction, a zombie photo booth, and zombie-themed fun for the kids. And all of this goes to a great local cause! Arts in the Park, which brings nationally-famed acts as well as local bands to the stage for free shows in city park each summer, is an amazing and beloved program that has been affected by drastic budget cuts this year. If you have ever gotten to experience the incredible shows put on by Arts in the Park, you will understand why we need to save this program. We are counting on you Manhattan, to come out and help us fight the zombies and participate to help us raise funds for Arts in the Park. Also, we will be doing the 2nd Annual Zombie Walk for Hunger starting around 5pm with help for costumes and makeup. Bring canned goods and/or monetary donations for the Flint Hills Breadbasket. The walk will go from City Park to downtown and back to Aggieville. After the walk, if you participated in the training course or purchased one of the event t-shirts (and are also 21), you can join all of us for a mass-mixing of living and undead pub crawl through Aggieville. We truly believe that if zombie and human just sat down and had a beer, they could figure out this whole ‘brains/decapitation’ situation. But then again, maybe not.

-1PM Silent Auction and other Zombie-hosted fundraising -1PM Zombie Lil’ Tallahassee Marksmanship contest for Kids (It’s ok parents, they’re just Nerf guns) -1PM Littlest Zombie Killer Beanbag throw for kids- Everyone gets a prize! -2PM or After Training Course is done- Presentation of Awards -2PM FUMA on City Park Stage -3PM White on City Park Stage -3PM ‘Zombie in an Abandoned Alley’ Marksmanship Competition -3PM Zombie Portraits Photo Booth -3PM Zombie Tag for Kids -3PM Start of Make-up and Costume preparation for Hunger Walk -5PM Line-up and set out for 2nd Annual Walk for Hunger from City Park, downtown and back to Aggieville. -7PM Decimation on City Park Stage -9PM Official Z-Day Pub Crawl on a route to all our Sponsors Keep your health pack close and those shortwave radios tuned in for further updates on Z-Day next week!


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Thursday 4 10:00AM







Brand Day KSU Ballroom, K-State Student Union Explore the past, present and future of the K-State brand. Presentations will share various communication and marketing services offered by the university and the trademark licensing process. Free and open to all K-State faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. Presented by the Division of Communications and Marketing. Readings from Banned Books Courtyard, K-State Student Union Students and faculty will read from banned books for Banned Books Week. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of English, K-State Libraries, and Sigma Tau Delta.


Faculty Artist: Nora Lewis, Oboe All Faiths Chapel Don’t miss the musical stylings of Nora Lewis!


Hi-Energy Thursday with DJ Pizzle Bobby T’s Grill & Bar Manhattan’s King of the Old School, DJ Pizzle, mixing music videos from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today, with 10000+ Music Videos.


Trivia Night @ Pat’s Pat’s Blue Rib’n BarBe Que Think you’re smart? Head over to Pat’s and prove it! Prizes and excellent specials!

friday 5 7:00PM

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat Tasting Hibachi Hut Shock Top came out with a Pumpkin Wheat for the fall season. We will also be offering a complmentary appetizer buffet with a purchase of a $5 Hibachi Hut Shot Glass. We will be serving $2 Pumpkin Wheats all evening. Life and Artwork by Evan Summer Willard Hall, 114 Evan Summer, internationally recognized printmaker, will present a lecture. Free and open to the public. Part of the Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2012-2013 Season. River Trails Beginner Mountain Bike Ride Big Poppi Bikes Distance: 1-2 laps/4-8 miles. At this ride you will have the opportunity to learn how to ride on off road trails and trail etiquette. A couple of the concepts you will learn are how to ride over a log or other obstacle, and how to position your body when riding downhill.


Tallgrass Firkin Friday Auntie Mae’s Parlor Come and sample this one-of-a-kind keg! Tallgrass Ale with Pumpkin and Pumpkin Spice. The perfect fall brew.


All My Sons Manhattan Arts Center Based upon a true story, All My Sons is a classic drama by one of America’s greatest playwrights. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. Generously sponsored by Little Apple Toyota Honda.

Open Oil Painting Studio MAC Annex Open to any and all levels of talent and enthusiasm for oil painting. Come and meet some new friends and practice your art! All My Sons Manhattan Arts Center Based upon a true story, All My Sons is a classic drama by one of America’s greatest playwrights. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. Generously sponsored by Little Apple Toyota Honda.

An Evening with Bill Engvall McCain Auditorium The quality that makes a successful entertainer is the abilityto connect with an audience. It’s the ability to share the humor in everyday situations that has made Bill Engvall one of the top comedians today — and among the busiest. Platinum recording artist and Grammy nominee Bill Engvall is currently working on an animated show for Country Music Television’s “Bounty Hunters” as well as developing a new show for TNT. Prior to this he was the host of “Lingo” for the Game Show Network, and most recently starred in the Hallmark Channel movie “Kiss at Pine Lake.” He also starred in and executive produced his own self-titled sitcom for TBS, which ran for three seasons. Bill was a member of the highly successful “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” and reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy for a comedy special which aired on CMT.


The Wizard of Oz Columbian Theatre, Wamego We are bringing back our annual show “The Wizard of Oz” to coincide with OZtoberfest this year. Join us as we bring this classic to life and watch Dorothy discover “there is no place like home”.


Friday Night Lights River Trails MTB Ride Big Poppi Bicycles Distance: 1-3 laps/6-18 miles. Looking for something really exciting to do on a Friday night? Why not join us for a ride on your mountain bike at night? REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR LIGHTS!!! Don’t have a light? Demo one of our high quality lights from the shop!!

saturday 6 8:00AM

Fiber and Farm Day Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow, 23224 Wildcat Hollow Rd Make heartfelt holiday gifts with free craft classes. Free instructionjust buy supplies! Crocheted Roving Rugs, Woven Mug Rugs, Kool-Aid Dyeing, Felt Christmas Ornaments, Dye Your Own Silk Scarf Just relax, visit, shop and meet the alpacas!


Linear Trail Historical Lifestyle Ride Big Poppi Bikes Distance: 5-10 miles. Join Big Poppi Bicycle Co and the Flint Hills Area Bike Club each Saturday morning for a casual ride on the Linear Trail.


Pioneer Bluffs Fall Festival Pioneer Bluffs, 695 Kansas Highway 177 The annual Pioneer Bluffs Fall Festival, one of KANSAS! Magazine’s 20 Reasons to Love Kansas, will be held Saturday, October 6. Bigger and better than ever, the Fall Festival will include a juried art show in the barn, quilt exhibit, old-time games, petting zoo, arts and crafts fair, demonstrations by spinners and weavers, music by area bands, and hog roast with locally grown food. An antique tractor ride and show that day is sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers. Football fans will be able to watch the KU-KSU football game that day in HDTV in the loft of the 1916 granary at Pioneer Bluffs, thanks to Tom VanSickle, Inc., a Dish authorized retailer.


Film: Hunger Games Auditorium, Manhattan Public Library K-State Libraries and Manhattan Public Library team up for a special movie in honor of Banned Books Week, when we celebrate the right to read all books. Based on a novel by Suzanne Collins. Children under age 13 must have an adult accompanying them. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Manhattan Public Library and the K-State Libraries.


Fall Festival at the Lazy T Ranch Lazy T Ranch Ron and Chris Wilson invite you to the Fall Festival at the Lazy T Ranch Fun for the whole family! Select and bring home pumpkins of various sizes •Zoom down the Flint Hills Fun Slide •Enjoy tasty concessions in the Cowboy Cafe •Rope a genuine longhorn steer head •Visit the animals—meet horses, beef cattle, llamas, dairy goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens •Ride a pony •Climb through the straw bale Kid’s Castle •Fire the giant Hedge Ball Slingshot •Play on the Great Pumpkin Bounce House •Leap off the Loading Chute Jump •Play in a grain “bin” •Visit the historic Persons Barn & Granary—on the National Register of Historic Places •Ride in a pumpkin train or in the Purple Powercat train cars around the ranch •Find your way through the Hay bale maze •Enjoy fresh cider, juicy apples, hot popcorn, and other autumn treats and much more!

Downtown Saturday Farmers’ Market of Manhattan 5th & Humbolt These vendors come from all over Northeast Kansas bringin fresh produce, meat, eggs, crafts, jams & jellies, etc.




CrossFit Free Intro Workout Room 4, Natatorium Try out a free CrossFit Intro workout scaled for beginners and learn more about high intensity exercise and its benefits. All fitness levels are welcome. Free intro workouts will be offered every Saturday during the Fall semester. K-State Football vs. Kansas Bill Snyder Family Stadium Go Cats!


Film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind Little Theatre, K-State Student Union Admission $1. Sponsored by UPC.


K-State Volleyball vs. Texas Ahearn Field House Go Cats!


All My Sons Manhattan Arts Center Based upon a true story, All My Sons is a classic drama by one of America’s greatest playwrights. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. Generously sponsored by Little Apple Toyota Honda.


The Wizard of Oz Columbian Theatre, Wamego We are bringing back our annual show “The Wizard of Oz” to coincide with OZtoberfest this year. Join us as we bring this classic to life and watch Dorothy discover “there is no place like home”.






Coffee Hour Manhattan Church Of Christ Coffee hour, and by “coffee,” we mean a smorgasboard of pastries, fruit, juice and coffee. Our Sunday School classes take turns hosting coffee hour and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and connect with old friends. Sunday Jazz Brunch Bluestem Bistro Live jazz every Sunday morning during brunch. Clay Open Studio MAC West Annex $7 per session. $21 for one bag of clay, glazes, and firing fee. Open studio enrollment is available for adults who do not need instruction. Fee also includes use of studio. Sorry, we do not sell clay for use in other studios. The MAC Clay Studio is generously sponsored by Manhattan Ink, The Cary Company, and Kent Glasscock.


Pagan Coffee Bluestem Bistro Pagan? Pagan-curious? Pagan-friendly? Come join Manhattan’s longest running pan-pagan social group.


Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations 2nd Floor, Hale Library Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes.


The Wizard of Oz Columbian Theatre, Wamego We are bringing back our annual show “The Wizard of Oz” to coincide with OZtoberfest this year. Join us as we bring this classic to life and watch Dorothy discover “there is no place like home”.



All My Sons Manhattan Arts Center Based upon a true story, All My Sons is a classic drama by one of America’s greatest playwrights. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. Generously sponsored by Little Apple Toyota Honda. Student Recital Series: Flute Studio of Karen Large All Faiths Chapel Come see K-State’s finest flutists!


Monday 8 10:30AM




Elementary School Vacation Workshop Beach Museum of Art Tour the new exhibition Inadvertent Arson and create a new persona for yourself by making a mask! Cost $5, Beach Museum of Art Members $3. Reservations Required. Happy Hour 405 della Voce Happy Hour 405 is the place to be every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at dellaVoce! Enjoy a variety of wine, beer and cocktails as well as original tapas and “pork wings” . All drinks and tapas are $4.05. Best light dinner in Downtown Manhattan!



Caramel Apple Fundraiser for KSU Women’s Rugby Coldstone Creamery The KSU Rugby girls are at it again! Working hard off the field to raise funds to play on the field. Join them at Coldstone for caramel apple goodness.

Chamber Hosting Candidate Forum for County and State Races Manhattan Arts Center The event will begin at 5:00 with a meet and greet including all candidates running for area offices in the following races: Riley County Commission Districts 2 & 3, Kansas House Districts 51, 64, 66 & 67 and Kansas Senate District 22.


Around the World for $5 Bluestem Bistro This week try some new and tasty food from a different country!


Promenade on Poyntz Poyntz Ave. The 2012 Promenade will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd from 5:30 – 8:30PM. At the Promenade on Poyntz, downtown businesses will serve as ‘stops’ along the Promenade path as participants stroll around Poyntz Avenue sampling a variety of wine and food. Only 250 tickets will be sold, so get yours today before they’re sold out! You can purchase your tickets online or by calling the Homecare & Hospice office at 785-537-0688.


Bingo @ Bobby T’s! Bobby T’s Not your Grandma’s bingo parlor!


The Hype Weekly Open Pitch Meeting Auntie Mae’s Parlor Bring your ideas and join the interworkings of the Hype!

Political Debate and Open Forum Big 12 Room, K-State Student Union Both a Republican and a Democrat representative from Riley County will be present to answer questions based on their respective candidate’s platform. At the end of the event, the debate will become an open forum in which students can ask additional questions. There will also be an opportunity to register to vote, if you haven’t already done so. Monday Night Lights River Trails MTB Ride Big Poppi Bikes Leader: TaitDistance: 1-3 laps/6-18 miles. Looking for something really exciting to do to start off your week? Tired of Monday Night Football? Why not join us for a ride on your mountain bike at night? REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR LIGHTS!!! Don’t have a light? Demo one of our high quality lights from the shop for FREE!! Road Ride with K-State Cycling Club Big Poppi Bikes Leader: KSU Cycling; Distance: 10-20 miles (depending on groups decision). This will be a recovery ride that will stay together the entire time. Speed limit is 15 mph. Come on out and ride with the KSU Cycling Club!!

Wednesday 10 9:00AM

Watercolor Studio MAC East Annex The MAC Watercolor Studio meets weekly to paint, critique, and encourage one another in an effort to improve their painting skills.


Downtown Wednesday Farmers’ Market of Manhattan CiCo Park April through October, Wednesday evenings from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. in the north parking lot of Cico park off of Kimball Avenue.


Paws on the Patio (Every Wednesday) AJ’s New York Pizzeria Patio AJ’s New York Pizzeria and The Mutt School invite you and your dog to AJ’s patio, where you can enjoy pizza and your dog can enjoy the great smells, special pizza crust treats and the company of other canines. There will also be occasional raffles for pet charities, and other activities just to keep things even more interesting.


Book Signing for Elizabeth Dodd’s New Book, Horizon Lens Claflin Books One of K-State’s finest professors, Elizabeth Dodd will be signing copies of her new book, Horizon Lens. Horizon Lens has already received strong reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Booklist.


Clay Open Studio @ MAC MAC West Annex $7 per session. $21 for one bag of clay, glazes, and firing fee. Open studio enrollment is available for adults who do not need instruction. Fee also includes use of studio. Sorry, we do not sell clay for use in other studios. The MAC Clay Studio is generously sponsored by Manhattan Ink, The Cary Company, and Kent Glasscock.


Women’s Mountain/Cyclocross Bikes Gravel Ride Big Poppi Bicycle Co. Distance: 10-15 miles. Calling all LADIES! Come join us for a gravel ride as we enjoy the Flint Hills and an incredible Kansas sunset. Bring your headlights and taillights just in case. Don’t have a light? Demo one of our high quality lights from the shop for FREE!!


River Trails Mountain Bike Ride Big Poppi Bicycle Co. Distance: 2-3 laps/12-18 miles. The pace of this ride will be medium/ fast. As usual, all riding abilities are welcome on any ride at Big Poppi’s, but if you are ready for more of a challenge, come on out!!!


Auntie Mae’s Trivia Smack Down! Auntie Mae’s Parlor Grab some buddies and go see your Auntie about some awesome trivia!

Tuesday 9 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! Mountain/Cyclocross Bikes Gravel Ride Big Poppi Bikes Distance: 15-30 miles. Come join us for a gravel ride as we enjoy the Flint Hills and an incredible Kansas sunset. Bring your headlights and taillights just in case. Don’t have a light? Demo one of our high quality lights from the shop for FREE!! Latin American Film Series: Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite) Forum Hall, K-State Student Union The film is presented in Portuguese with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Columbian Student Association of KSU with support from the Diversity Programming Committee and Union Program Council. Team Trivia Bobby T’s Grab some buddies and hit Bobby T’s to flex your trivia muscles and have a beer! Urban Street Ride Big Poppi Bikes For any bike with 2 wheels and no motor; Come on out to enhance your technical riding skills.

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Sunday Contemporary Worship Service First United Methodist Church Our contemporary service offers a relaxed atmosphere with praise band and inspiring opportunities for connecting with God and each other. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend and sing, clap, and dance in the aisles. Bags of things to do and stuffed animals are available as you enter.

Film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind Little Theatre, K-State Student Union Admission $1. Sponsored by UPC.


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THIS WEEK IN MHK... Monday Through Friday 9AM-5PM

Ongoing Attractions Animalia Strecker-Nelson Gallery An exhibit of paintings and sculpture which looks at the animalistic nature in us all. The exhibit features paintings by Aaron Morgan Brown and Ann Piper. Sculptures by Connie Ernatt and many more to dazzle your senses.

Goodnight Moon: Selections from the Permanent Collection Marianna Kistler Beach Museum Of Art From starlit staircases and moon glow to glowing sparklers and carnival lights, this exhibition explores the many facets of night. The exhibition topic was chosen to compliment “Dream Big,” the theme for the Kansas Library Association summer reading program. The selections include idyllic moonlit scenes by beloved Kansas artists Birger Sandzen and John Steuart Curry and more conceptual pieces like Jeff Mongrain’s “An Evening’s Breath,” a clay pillow which holds exactly the amount of moisture exhaled during a night’s sleep. Contemporary images of night include views of porches, airports and highways lit by lights.

American Movies and the Movie-Going Experience Beach Museum of Art American Movies and the Movie-Going Experience: This course will concentrate on the social aspects of popular film genres through the decades and demonstrate how movies reveal the character of society in which they were produced.

Konza: Sculpture by John Powers Marianna Kistler Beach Museum Of Art Konza , is a large kinetic sculpture inspired by the natural beauty and movement of the nearby Konza prairie, is the newest addition to the permanent collection. This powerful metal work reflects a set of contrasting themes; the natural and the manmade, the internal and external, the permanent and the fleeting. “Sometimes we see the natural world in a new way after seeing an artist’s representation. This wonderful work by John Powers may be mechanical, but it evokes features of the natural tallgrass prairie that we treasure as a Kansas icon.” -Linda Duke, museum director

FORCES: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University Flint Hills Discovery Center This exhibit is a partnership between the Riley County Historical Museum; the U.S. Cavalry Museum, Fort Riley; Conservation and Restoration Branch, Fort Riley; the Costume and Textile Museum, KSU; and the KSU archives. The exhibit explores the period between 1853 and 1914: our pioneer beginnings, the transition to building a community, and growth into the 20th century.

Weekend Hours May Vary


All you need to know to kick your weekend into overdrive: specials, events, and weekly info on all your favorite spots.

Aggiefest 2012 The largest local music festival in Manhattan rocks all ages across two days for musical goodness!

The Inside Agenda Want to know what not to miss in the next month in the Ville? Look no further!

Aggieville Aftermath

serving the best damn entertainment district in ‘merica!

Check and see if your shenanigans made our weekly peek at Aggieville Bar’s photo safari!

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The runDown


Aggieville Insider The Hype Weekly Presents:



From the Desk of the Executive Director: Whew! What a great weekend! Aggiefest was a smashing success, full of talented people, and a great atmosphere all around!

Aggieville Business Spotlights

OCTOBER 4, 2012

Johnny Kaw’s Sports Bar (785) 537-3595 1218 1/2 Moro St. Manhattan, KS 66502

Olson’s Shoe & Pedorthic Service

Ballard’s Sporting Goods

(785) 539-8571 1214 B Moro St. Manhattan, KS 66502

(785) 539-2441 1218 Moro St. Manhattan, KS 66502

Aggie Lounge (785) 537-8585 712 N. 12th St. Manattan, KS 66502

Pro Fitness (785) 539-7095 1125-H Laramie St. Manhattan, KS 66502

Varney’s Book Store (785) 539-0511 623 N. Manhattan Ave. Manhattan, KS 66502

Sun Connection (785) 776-2426 1125 Laramie St. Suite F Manhattan, KS 66502

But now, NOW it’s time to focus on beating the Jayhawks! Join us this Friday evening starting at 7pm as members of the K-State Marching Band travel all over Aggieville playing Wildcat favorites to the crowds gathered at sponsoring businesses, including Rock-A-Belly, Coco Bolo’s, Eighteen63, Varney’s, So Long Saloon, Taco Lucha, Aggie Station, KatHouse Lounge, & Wahoo Fire & Ice Grill!

On Saturday morning, catch our free shuttle service from The ‘Ville to The Bill and back! Have a look at our website, www. and click where it says, “Bus Info” for further explanation. Service starts at 9am! Keep in mind, our shuttle is not allowed to drop you off in the stadium lot, so there is still some walking left after you’ve been delivered to the game. Afterward, come back to Aggieville and celebrate another Wildcat Victory with a few thousand of your favorite purple people! Mark your calendar time! -The 11th Annual Little Apple Optimists Club Chili Crawl will be Saturday, October

Aggiefest 2012

13, 4-6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at Varney’s or from any Optimist member. -Aggieville Trick-Or-Treat is scheduled for Friday, October 26, 3-5:30pm. Bring the little ones down for traffic-free candy grabbing! Doggie treats too!! The K-State Homecoming Parade will begin at 5pm. Until next time, BEAT KU!

Evan Tuttle,

Delicious Friction’s Paul Hunt dressed down for the Fest

80 bands Rock the Ville in two day fest! By Jimbo Ivy In case you either hate music or were on the Moon last weekend, Aggiefest 2012 happened. Eighty or so bands stormed 9 venues over two days, with glorious music spilling over onto every street. Full photo coverage of the event was had by Terry Szel and our other Hype shooters; whose work will be coming to our website as soon as they can crank through the 2,000 or so images they shot over the weekend.

large ones on the corner of 12th and Moro each night. Morever, it was awesome to see new venues getting involved in Aggiefest, such as the Beach Art Museum and Mojo’s Beach Bar. Of course, the standards were still there and still packed; Mae’s, Omalley’s, Dusty, and Kathouse’s Patio (which was way busier than the dancefloor both nights, just in case anyone is counting).

A ton of hard work goes into Aggiefest each year. Dozens of volunteers give up their afternoons or nights to make sure bands get in and out on Highlights from my perspective time, that tickets are collected, that included impromptu Winfield-esque fans know where and when they need jams popping up on street corners or to be moving. Aside from the princialleys throughout the Fest, including pals, who we Soapbox’s Eddy Green layin down the blues thanked last week, there is Jamie Tucker, who provided every stitch of sound gear for Aggiefest and runs it with near military precision and determination. Many folks commented

that this year’s Fest seemed to run smoother than ever, and I believe it was a combination of the planning of folks like Evan, Clint, Leah and Sarah Sue, and the execution of folks like Jamie, the awesome volunteers, and the owners and staff of our fine Aggiefest venues. Next year will see some definite changes to Aggiefest, which in most folks opinions are long overdue, but all for the better. Keep an eye out for info on next year and get ready for a thousand or so pics to leap up at the site in the next few days as our shooters get back to us with their bounty.


Things You Need To Write Down, Right Now To Be In The Know For The Coming Weekends!

Come get a taste of our firkin of Tallgrass Ale smashed with pumpkin and pumpkin spices! Just the thing to get your Fall on! Come early; they go fast!

AggieVille Aftermath

Want your upcoming Aggieville event here? Email us at events@thehypeweekly. com and let us know about it! No charge, if it’s awesome and it’s Aggieville! Or email to become a sponsor. Then we’ll never forget you!

What’s better than Coldstone Creamery Caramel Apples? Buying them for a cause! The KSU Women’s Rugby Football Club are raising money for their upcoming season and need your help by stopping in and buying apples! FREE MUSIC FRIDAY WITH WHITE AND JESSICA FURNEY Auntie Mae’s Parlor 8pm 10/12/12 Winners of the Favorite Band of Aggiefest Vote, White and Jessica Furney will be sharing the stage at Auntie Mae’s. White is Man-

hattan’s newest, slickest heavy band and Furney is our own sweet singer-songwriter American Idol finalist. Come check them out ; NO COVER! Z DAY City Park 1pm 10/13/12 The second annual Zombie walk for hunger. This year we want to go bigger, better. Last year we raised 201 lbs, not bad for a trial run. Hope to see some familiar faces and then some. Will be combining with a zombie concert, obstacle course, and T-Shirt fundraiser in conjunction with The Hype Weekly with bar specials for zombie folks throughout the Ville after a day of Family-Zombie Fun! Zombie bands, zombie portraits from area photographers, and

all sorts of zombie-themed awesome will be going down and all as a fund-raiser for The Flint Hills Bread Basket. Want to get involved with the planning? Email and get on-board! events/205251686244325/ SLOWBURN Auntie Mae’s Parlor 9pm 10/13/12 Manhattan’s favorite funky-jammy-psychedelic-gaze machine will be taking Mae’s to the next level all night long. Slowburn’s improvisational core and rocksteady instrumental skills provide for an evening of staring in disbelief at the glorious noise issuing forth from the speakers.

Aggieville Bars sends shooters out to capture your weekends! Vote for your favs and they’ll show up here in the insider! We all have those photos. The ones we cull from our Facebooks when it comes time to hit the job hunt or catch shit from our parents for. Hell there’s an entire Nickelback song about this sort of thing. But I won’t mention them.

world to behold. One day, many years from now, you’ll look back and say, “Wow, it’s too bad robots rule over us now, cause we used to have some awesome parties.” Hogwarts: The College Years!

Aggieville Bars has sent photographers out across the Ville in search of for over a year, capturing the good times and weird times of K-Staters and posting them to albums on FB called “Aggieville Aftermath”.

your friends at their best, worst, and weirdest.

Head over to their FB page ( Aggieville-Bars) and tag

Then Like your favorite pic and we’ll stick the top pic in the next week’s Aggieville Insider for all the


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TALLGRASS FIRKIN FRIDAY Auntie Mae’s Parlor 7pm 10/5/12



The Inside Agenda

The Rundown

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Aggie Lounge

$1.75 Wells, $3.00 Pitchers $1.25 Draws, $1.75 Wells

Aggie Station

$2.50 Wells and Drafts

Auntie Mae’s

$1.25 Wells 4pm – 7pm

$1.50 High Life Btls 4pm – 7pm






$2 Calls, Pounders, Bottles, Shots, Draws

$1.75 Wells, $2 Bottles

$1.75 Cans

$1.75 Cans


$2 Wells 4pm – 7pm

$2.50 Tarantulas 4pm – 7pm

$2 Wells 4pm – 7pm

$1.50 Margaritas 4pm – 7pm*

$1.50 Bloody Marys 4pm – 7pm

$3.50 UV Bombs 9pm – 11pm* $4 Double wells 11pm – Close

$1.50 Gin & Tonics 11pm – Close

$2 Bourbon & Cokes 11pm – Close Trivia Smackdown 8pm

$3.75 Tallgrass Pints 11pm – Close

$2 Kamikaze Shots 9pm – 11pm

*Saturday specials will change w/ home football games

Bluestem Bistro

$2 Wells 11pm – Close

Sunday Brunch 9:30 to 1 pm $5 World Dinner 5 pm Live Jazz 10 am to 12 pm

Bomb Bar


$1.50 Bombs & Wells $2.25 Pounders








The Goose

Johnny Kaw’s

Kathouse Lounge

$1.50 Bombs & Wells $2.25 Pounders

$1.50 Bombs & Wells $2.25 Pounders

$1.50 Bombs & Wells $2.25 Pounders

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After a two week hiatus (one for sickness and one for Aggiefest) I am back baby! This week I will be discussing cycling (once again), the end of the NFL’s lockout of their referees, and a little something about K-State’s win on Saturday (what do you mean we had a bye this week - guess I’m still coming down off that win.) Cycling: Just when I thought I was done talking about it... It’s almost like a cycle or something. The US anti-doping agencies (USADA) case against Lance Armstrong is looking weaker and weaker by the minute. Last month I wrote about how the USADA had chosen to interpret Armstrong’s choice to not challenge the latest allegations of cheating leveled against him as an admission of guilt. In what can only be described as an attempted gross overextension of power, the USADA declared all of his wins dating back to 1999 invalid, including his record seven consecutive Tour de France wins. When the International Cycling Union (UCI) caught wind of this, they naturally balked, as they are the ones who hold sway over the Tour de France (not the USADA). Two weeks ago, the president of the UCI, Pat McQuaid, questioned why the USADA had yet to send over their files on Armstrong. Speaking at the Road Cycling World Championships in the southern

Netherlands McQuaid said that the “UCI assumes that USADA have the file, the full file, as they’ve already made a decision based on it and therefore it’s difficult to understand why it hasn’t arrived yet.” Now if we were to use the USADA’s own logic against them, then it would seem to me that by not sending the files to the UCI, the USADA has admitted that their case against Armstrong is itself invalid and should be disregarded. But what do I know - I am just a sports writer. Yes Virginia it’s true, the refs are back! After nearly four months, the NFL’s lockout of its referees finally came to an end on Wednesday. Many people felt that the standoff came to a head given the way in which Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks ended. On the final play of the game, with time running out, Seattle’s quarter back Russell Wilson launched a Hail Mary pass into the end zone. Golden Tate (yes that really is his name) knocked one Packers defender down, then got a hand in-between the football and M. D. Jennings’ chest. The replacement refs somehow missed the blatant offensive pass interference and awarded the catch to Tate, giving Seattle the win. The rule is, that in a case where a defender and a receiver catch a ball simultaneously the “tie”

will go to the receiver. Apparently merely getting a hand on the ball is considered a catch. Prior to this debacle, the NFL players association (NFLPA) posted on its website an open letter to the NFL’s owners asking them to end the lockout of the referees. The NFLPA hinted that the lockout could be construed as a breach of the contract between the NFL and the NFLPA, in that it created an unsafe working environment for the players. With regular referees being locked out, the NFL had been using replacement refs for all of the pre season games as well as the first three weeks of the regular season. These replacement refs were doing a poor to mediocre job at best (the MNF game being an example of a poor job). There had been complaints from coaches and players that the replacements officials were afraid to discipline players, allowing for “dirty” play which, if left unchecked, would have led to serious injuries. The NFLPA even threatened to strike if the lockout did not come to an end. Granted, it was highly unlikely that they would have gone to such extremes, but it highlighted just how seriously they were taking this issue. In some people’s minds, it also serves to point out the hypocrisy of the NFL’s, and in particular commissioner Roger Goodell’s, recent commitment to player safety. The logic being that if the NFL and Goodell were as concerned about player safety as they claim to be, then they would have given in to the demands of the referees sooner and brought this lockout to an end. In the end, the lockout ended in the only way possible, namely both sides were forced to make some compromises. The league agreed to increase the pay to its officials from an average of $149,000 per year in 2011 to $173,000 in 2013, and increasing to $205,000 by 2019. Additionally, all current officials will retain their pension

style retirement plan; all new officials will be given a 401(k) style retirement plan. In return, the officials agreed to allow the league to hire the 21 extra officials that they were asking for. Additionally the league will be allowed to make up to seven officials full time employees of the NFL to work with the league year round on rules and officiating issues. EMAW, err uh, EPAW, I mean, uh, Go Cats! In case you missed it, the Kansas State Wildcats upset the Oklahoma Sooners at home in Norman, Oklahoma 24-19. The Wildcats became the first ranked team to defeat the at home since Bob Stoops became their head coach back in 1999, and only the fourth team to hand Stoops a loss in Norman. The win elevated Kansas State to 7th in the Associated Press Top 25, their highest ranking since 2007, and helped to further Collin Klein’s bid for the Heisman Trophy. The Wildcats defense was able to use and abuse the Oklahoma offensive line, forcing two fumbles by their quarterbacks and two interceptions. Klein, for his part, showed a new found calm and poise while throwing the ball (something he worked on all last summer), completing 13 of 21 passes for 149 yards as well as rushing for 79 yards and one touchdown. With this win, Kansas State has firmly planted themselves at the top of the Big 12, if they can remain undefeated, then they are almost guaranteed at shot at the national championship. Go Cats!


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end of watch Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick and Natalie Martinez Written and Directed by: David Ayer

Film and Movie-like stuff From the celluloid clogged synapses of

In most action movies, uniformed cops are nothing more than pop up targets for the bad guys to kill. David Ayer’s End of Watch eschews this formula, making two uniformed cops the main characters instead. In doing so, Ayer has created a film that doesn’t fall prey to most action movie clichés. These characters aren’t of the Lethal Weapon variety; they are real human beings who can get hurt. They don’t seek out danger for dangers sake.

Marcus Jay looper Starring: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo and Jeff Daniels. Written and Directed by: Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson’s Looper is a time travel film that doesn’t use time travel as a gimmick, but makes it an integral part of the movie. Most time travel related films fail because they fall into a morass of paradoxes and ridiculous plot twists. Looper succeeds where others have failed by focusing more on plot and character than on the contrivances usually associated with these types of movies. In 2044, time travel hasn’t yet been invented, however, by 2074 it will have been. This technology enables large crime syndicates to send their victims back in time to be killed, thus erasing their existence. Joe (Joseph GordonLevitt) is a looper, a hitman that specializes in killing people who have been sent back in time. These hitmen are called looper because at any time, their future self could be sent back to them for extermination. This is known as closing the loop. After the loop is closed, the looper is released from his contract and allowed to live out their remaining thirty years. Joe goes about his job methodically and mechanically until one day when his victim appears, and Joe looks into the man’s eyes and realizes they are his

own. Old Joe (Bruce Willis) escapes from Young Joe and goes on the run, trying to avenge the murder of his wife. Old Joe explains during a tense scene at a rural diner, that in the future a criminal called The Rainmaker will begin taking over all the crime syndicates and closing all the loops. Old Joe postulates that if he can kill The Rainmaker while he is still a child, he can prevent his wife’s death in the future. Meanwhile, Young Joe goes on the run from his boss Abe (Jeff Daniels), and takes refuge with Sara (Emily Blunt) and her son Cid (Pierce Gagnon). Young Joe begins to suspect that Cid might be the child who will become The Rainmaker. This sets up an interesting scenario in which Young Joe and Old Joe must eventually face one another, the catch being that while Young Joe can kill Old Joe, Old Joe cannot reciprocate because doing so would erase all traces of him. Looper is a wonderful, audacious film that uses its time travel conceit as a way of exploring who people are and how they become what they become. Old Joe chastises Young Joe for being selfabsorbed and childish, while we see Old Joe still behaving in a similar manner as the film progresses. Conversely, Young Joe actually matures and grows during the course of the film due to his interactions with Sara and Cid. Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets better with every performance and he’s in top form here. Gordon-Levitt gives an interesting performance, Joe isn’t a bad guy but he does bad things and is concerned with only himself. Gordon-

Levitt plays this with a steely, hardened gaze and a bemused smile. Added to this, Gordon-Levitt wears a prosthetic that gives him Bruce Willis’ nose and lips, and his eyes have been digitally altered to match Willis’. This is great special effects work that doesn’t draw attention to itself; it’s so subtle that you won’t realize it is an effect right away. Bruce Willis is pretty much playing “Bruce Willis” here, but he’s so good at playing this character that nobody will really mind. Emily Blunt is particularly effective as Sara, a young mother who is trying to correct the mistakes she’s made in her life and views motherhood as a kind of penance for the sins of her youth. Rian Johnson has made a spectacular film that doesn’t shy away from some complex themes. It includes plenty of action and humor, but never stops being whip smart. This is a worthy compliment to Johnson’s previous efforts; its also one of the best films of the year.

Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Michael Zavala (Michael Pena) are patrol officers in South Central L.A.’s Newton Division, known as “Shootin’ Newton” because of its reputation for violence. As the film opens, Taylor speaks directly into a video camera with which he’s filming a project for a community college class he’s taking. Taylor begins documenting he and Zavala’s time patrolling the rough streets of their division. Their shifts range from the usual guy talk to more extraordinary events such as saving missing kids, rescuing a family from a fire, and busting a cartel money runner. We are also brought into the two men’s private lives; Zavala is married and expecting a child, Taylor is single but begins dating Janet (Anna Kendrick). Eventually, Taylor and Zavala run afoul of a Mexican cartel boss after they stumble onto a human trafficking operation and are caught up in a struggle for their lives. Director David Ayer chose to shoot this film in a variety of formats: tradition-




ally, “found footage” style, and dash cam. Ayer puts the “found footage” style to good use, we never feel like we are too privy to camera angles that Taylor and Zavala wouldn’t have access to. Ayer and his editors switch between the multiple formats seamlessly. There’s never a moment in which we are confused as

to which format is being used or why. The found footage technique pays off in dividends during several tense scenes in the film when life or death situations are involved. We are right in the action and it feels like a gun could pop out at us at any moment.

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Gyllenhaal and Pena fit together perfectly as partners and brothers-in-arms. As Taylor, Jake Gyllenhaal exudes machismo and military bearing. Taylor is just on the verge of acting like a hotshot, but it’s as if some internal meter stops him before he goes over the edge. Michael Pena’s Zavala is a cop because his wife told him it’d be a good job for someone who is without a college education. Zavala is good at his job and willing to risk his life, his wife is more concerned that he comes home in one piece. She wants her husband to collect a decent paycheck, not play hero in a dangerous part of the city. Both Gyllenhaal and Pena are excellent here. They give naturalistic performances, not the showy kind of stuff we are used to from cop dramas. End of Watch will hopefully join a pantheon of great cop movies someday. It can comfortably sit next to recent classics like Dark Blue and Training Day. This is the kind of movie that would get recognized during awards season if things were fair. It’s a wonderfully acted and directed film, but doesn’t arrive with all the pomp and grandiosity of some of the films coming out later in the year. It does what it does well. That’s saying a lot.

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in the maw of mania delicious friction brings the rock brought to you despite belly slapping fools by

ace reporter sam sargent Sometimes, you just have to rock. And when you want real rock, the good stuff, you follow the scent of debauchery. So it was that I found myself driving through St. George, KS on a Tuesday night, being lead by a slightly hyper man I had met ten minutes earlier in a department store parking lot as I watched the sun sink into the horizon. Our destination was the fabled Blood Creek Cavern, home base of the band Delicious Friction, a force so powerful that they can’t be contained by a mere garage or attic. Only an underground fortress of rock (the physical kind) can hope to contain the wave of potent punk rock (the audible kind) that pours from their instruments. Delicious Friction sounds like a well worn, well oiled machine, which is impressive considering they’ve only been together since the waning days of winter. The band came about when bassist Paul Hunt posted an ad on CraigsList

(a well documented den of depravity) seeking fellow musicians. He had a few requirements: no one under thirty, no cover bands and no one who hoped to play music for a living. The small number of responses he received prompted a fourth rule: You must be able to write more than one sentence, with proper punctuation. That he received even one response via CraigsList that met that final requirement suggests diabolic entanglement. But exactly one response is what he received, coming from Delicious Friction’s drummer, Wes Howe. The two jammed together a few times (in the only known documented instance of two people meeting via CraigsList with no resulting police investigation) and hit it off sonically. When Hunt asked Howe if he knew of anyone else who would be interested in forming a band, he immediately thought of guitarist Antonius Senior, whom he’d known since middle school and had played with in previous bands.

With Antonio, the synergy continued and the final piece of the puzzle was in place: Delicious Friction now had a guitarist/vocalist. Quicker than a Tarantula runs through a sorority girl, the trio were writing new music, resulting in their three song debut EP “Quaalude Thunder” The disc (which is available on iTunes and Spotify) features two sonically gorgeous punk songs (“Dream Baby”and “Popped Collars” and “Naladalubr” a laid-back but breathtakingly beautiful tune that stands as one of my favorite songs of the year. The EP also sports possibly the greatest album cover in the history of the state of Kansas. The band made their live debut in the dark recesses of Auntie Mae’s Parlor in early August, followed by a public showcase at Triangle Park a week later. Then they retreated back into the depths of Blood Creek Cavern to further hone their sonic onslaught in preparation for Aggief-

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jack partain If you’re going to Aggiefest this weekend, please have a sh*tload of fun. Really, just rock out with your cock, or whatever sexual organ you may have to offer, firmly in the out position. There are a lot of great bands playing at a lot of great local venues and your life will be enriched by going out and enjoying local music at it’s finest - all of the best bands from around NE Kansas will be there, trying their best to entertain you and convince you to like them on Facebook. One of those bands you should definitely seek out is Ponyboy, a trashy, grungy, f*cked up duo from Lawrence best known for composing for adult videos. Led by incessant troublemaker Chales McVey, who you might remember from his 2009 release Animal (in which he basically told God to go f*ck himself), Ponyboy’s latest EP, Pussykiller, has been raising eyebrows and anger levels lately due to it’s subject matter: the case of Luka Magnotta, the alleged cat killing, serial killing Canadian porn star that dominated the headlines for a week or two a few months ago. Mr McVey, who is a great interview because he never dodges a question, was kind enough to answer a few questions about the record.... So what has the reaction to the EP been like so far? Charles McVey: I have gotten a mixed response so far. People who are familiar with Ponyboy or some of my other work seem to have a better grip of where I am coming from in their first impressions. I like to push people’s buttons with my work and some people already know that about me. However, there have been

others that have not liked it and have been vocal about it. Most of the time I think they are offended because they have misunderstood my intention in this project. They tend to think that I am either making a tribute piece to Magnotta, or being insensitive to the family, or both. I’ve taken on the persona of a villain and I can see where it could be confusing, but their have been a few people who have taken the time to go past their initial impression and have listened to what the lyrics have to say and have been able to understand where I am coming from. Let’s say I’m a fan of your work, one who understands that you’re adopting the persona of a villain and trying to explore, and maybe make fun of, the idea of evil from the inside - why choose a subject like Luka Magnotta. CM: I was drawn to this case for a few reasons, I imagine. The first being that Magnotta seems to be someone who is desperately seeking approval and recognition. I believe that is the sole motivation in this crime, and I find that to be very unique and disheartening at the same time. The fact that he made a video of the crime and posted it online is just so over the top, and felt to me like it was a first of sorts, and possibly something that will be duplicated by admirers. I was also very intrigued by the flurry of attention he started receiving on various social media websites. And lastly, I was so terrified by the crime that I wanted to find a way to process it. I’m very haunted and yet stimulated by this event, and I am curious why things like this happen. “Pussy Killer” is my attempt to present a few observations and assessments of what I think of commercialized violence in our culture today. Let’s say I’m someone who just doesn’t get it. I mean, the guy killed kittens and allegedly more - why the Hitler moustache in the video? At the

very least isn’t this too soon?

CM: I think the Hitler mustache is probably an attempt to further vilify my protagonist in the “Luka” video. I’m not suggesting anything political in that gesture, though some people believe that the choice of victim was racially motivated. There were some common themes in Magnotta’s life on and offline that I have tried to recreate, one of those being over-sensationalism. I have tried to feed off the hype and piggyback the project to him as much as I can to recreate his own attempts at leeching fame off others. I have no desire to create anymore pain for the victim’s family; that is not what I am attempting to do. In fact, I tried to remove as much reference to him as possible in every aspect of the project, however some correlation is going to be unavoidable. We are a small band and I didn’t think that the potential backlash was reason enough not to do it. We’re not making Magnotta anymore famous than he already is. If some one like Madonna did it, than I would say it would be irresponsible on her part. I know you don’t want to glorify, condemn, or condone anything about the Magnotta story, but do you think the record is, perhaps, sympathetic to Magnotta? CM: I really don’t think that the record is sympathetic to Magnotta, though I think that there is probably some severe abuse of some sort in his past that has lead him to where he is today. In “To the Kill” and “Pussy Killer (Necrophilia Blues)” I tried to explore aspects of Magnotta’s persona like his narcissism and his desire for fame in a first person context. When I was researching Magnotta’s past thru online posts and videos he had made, it seemed to me that up until about 2 years ago or so he just wanted to be a regular celebrity. His tactics were contrived and manipulative, but it didn’t seem like he was interested in being a murderer. Then in 2010 something must have happened, because that is when he started making the cat videos and promoting himself as a killer. I’ve very curious what it was

est. And so it was that I found myself perched upon a boulder, a rare witness to what they humbly refer to as practice but might be better described as experimenting. After all, you practice to improve, but Delicious Friction doesn’t need to get better. I’d like to describe what I heard that night, underground and overstimulated, but The Hype Weekly is a family friendly publication and paper can only handle so much rock and roll degeneracy before it spontaneously combusts. As such, I encourage you to find your way to Auntie Mae’s Parlor at 8pm on Friday, the opening day of Aggiefest, to hear for yourself. You will not be disappointed. Unless you hate rock, in which case why are you even reading this?

that made his start to do these things; what made him snap. In a way, I guess I can relate to him for wanting recognition, but I could never do anything like that. I would never want to. So, do you think Ponyboy was moving in the direction of a record like this even without the Magnotta thing happening? And where does Ponyboy. go from here? CM: Yes, I think that Ponyboy has been moving in a harder or heavier direction music wise. This is probably due to my growing frustration with the American public. Most of the songs I have written with Ponyboy in the last year are more of a social critique than autobiographical accounts - though I do tend to write in first person. I have to say that I feel more angst at 35 than I did at 25, but I think that is partially due to the increasing attacks by religious organizations and conservative politicians on gays, women, and the poor. I’m pretty much ashamed to be from Kansas due to the pathetic state of our state government and the kind of attention we receive from national press. I grew up a gay kid/man in the era of Fred Phelps, and I’m constantly disgusted by our communities’ inability to establish a constructive counter-balance his circus. In affect I believe that silence equals compliance. I don’t think I could convey the types of feelings I want to subtly or on the piano. The aggressive and noisy nature of our music is representative of the noise in my head, I guess. We actually have another record that is in the can already, I just need to finish mixing it. It’s called “Dick Dick Dick” and is all about masculinity issues and internalized homophobia. We are planning on releasing it on Nov. 6th (Election Day) as a middle finger to a political system that is using gay people as a wedge issue this year. We also will be doing another soundtrack for another Buck Angel movie due out in Jan. 2013. You can listen to the entire Pussykiller EP here: http://


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